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THEriiSUNDAY HERALD, AUGUST 16, 1891.
MRS. CRONYN'S BROTHER.
UK COMICS TO WASHINGTON TO I'KIt-
suauk uitn 10 go homis,
VulShe In Uonl. On Making it Succcar In
Opera And Will Komnln With the
Cnrloton Company Why She Went on
the S In go.
The advent of Mrs. .John L. C. Cronyn, of
Buffalo, into theatrical circles lias been tbe
sensation of the week throughout the coun
try. Mrs. Gronyn Is singing ulto In the
chorus of the Carleton Opera Company, and
Bhe has succeeded so well that Mr. Curloton
has decided to give her the part of Lady
Jlctty, in "Dorothy," this week. Mrs. Cronyn
is the wife of Dr. John Cronyn, of Buffalo,
and during her reign In society in that city she
was not only the acknowledged hello but a
sort of ruler in her own set. In consequence
of this her transformation iuto an ordinary
chorus girl was heralded throughout the
couutry, and caused a sensation oven greater
than that caused by Mrs. James Brown rotter
when she took to the Btage. As a natural re
sult thcro has been much speculation as to the
causes which led to Mrs. Cronyn adopting
the etairo as her profession. Upon this
point Tin: Hkiuld is informed by a
lady friend of Mrs. Cronyn's from Buffalo,
who has known her from childhood.
This friend said yesterday that it was a well
known fact in Buffalo that Dr. Cronyn
has failed to provide for his wife. He" has
constantly neglected her, and in consequence
she felt tho slight put upon her and left her
home. When Mrs. Cronyn was married she
had a private fortune of considerable pro
portions. She was 6ont by her father to Buf
falo for medical treatment. Dr. Cronyn was
tho physician selected. He fell in love with
his beautiful patient and a wedding followed.
Mrs. Cronyn received a large dowry from her
futher, which was deposited in her name.
Her homo was all that could be desired, and
for the time being, her life was a rosy dream.
The awakening came soon. Her husuaud be
gan by remaining from home until late in
the evening. As tho day6 went by, the hours
were lengthened uutil early morning, and
bo on from bad to worse. He took no especial
Interest In tho homo life of his beautiful bride,
but left her to her own resources. From early
mora until late at night ho was away from
homo and she was obliged to look after his
patients and put them off from time to time.
Most of Dr. Cronyn's time was' 6pent at the
race track, and as his luck took a downward
turn, it was necessary for Mrs. Cronyn to
draw upon.her private resources for the funds
with which to keep up her magnificent
entertainments. Now, Mrs. Cronyn has
nothing upon which to depend except
the salary which Mr. Carleton allows
her. She 1b a plucky woman and when
she found that there was little likelihood of
a change in her husband's demeanor she de
cided to make her own living and secured an
engagement with Mr. Carleton. Manager
Edgar Strakosch tried her voice, which is a
good ono, and immediately put her on. She
developed the qualities of a singer so rapidly
that a part was provided lor her. There was
no costumo which would suit her role and
Manager Strakosch immediately procured the
services of a number of the best modistes in
Washington, and her dresses will be ready for
her debut.to-morrow night.". The part is not
a heavy one, but it is a high compliment to
Mrs. Cronyn, or as Bhe is called on the bills
The relatives of Mrs. Cronyn' are doing all
in their power to induce her to leave the the
atrical profession and return to hermome.
Yesterday afternoon her brother came on from
Buffalo and called upon her at her boarding
house. Ho had a long talk with his -sister
and used all his entreaties to get her to go
homo with him, but Mrs. Cronyn remained
firm. She said 6he had made up her mind to
make a success upon tho operatic stage, and
all efforts were useless to induce her to change
Manager Edgar Strakosch, of tho Carleton
Company, is about to bring a libel suit against
one of tho Buffalo evening papers for the
scandalous and shameful slur which i that
paper casts upon the members of Mr. Carle
ton's chorus. In an edition of this week the
newspaper, In speaking of Mrs. Dr. Cronyn's
connection with tho company, seeks to throw
odium upon tho female members of the chorus.
Mr. Carleton feels tbe slight put upon his
company and it is mainly due to him that, the
libel suit will be begun. Manager Strakosch
has telegraphed to a leading lawyer of Buffalo
to institute proceedings at once ngalnet the
AT ORKNEY SPRINGS.
OFF FOR TUB ENCAMPMENT.
Many Well-Known Washington Peoplo
nt tho Favorite Resort.
Correspondence of TnK Sunday Herald,
Orknev Spjunqs, Va., Aug. 14. This re
sort has fully regained Its old-time prestige
under tbe management of Messrs. F. Tonny
& Co. Orkney has been thronged this season.
Among tho well-known Washington people
hero aro tho following: Commodore J. S.
Skerrett and family, Count Do Mltklewlcz
and family, Commissioner John W. Ross and
family, Mrs. Laura Lawrence, Mrs. Colonel
Gains Lawson and family, Miss Katkerlno
Lawson, II. W. Wells, wife, and son, Miss
Hattlo Cross, Miss !3. A. KIggins, Mrs. T. F.
Shuoy, S. F. Merrill and wife, A. Middleton
and wife, Miss Fannie Robinson, Miss Maggie
Watkins, Miss M. W. Giller, B. W. Frazier and
wife, MJbs M. W. Evelotte, Miss S. L.
Weightman, Mrs. J. II. Bryant, Miss
Bryant, Mrs. Q. A. Chamberlain,
li, T. Ilelston and family, W, H. Hoeke and
family, W. W. Hoeke, Miss Anna Hoeke,
Myor Loob and family, Mrs. II. Freidlander,
T.C. Browning, Miss Browning, Frank J.
Acker and family, Misses Sheckels, Mr6. T.
W. Sldwell, Miss Haldeman, R. G. Rutherford
and family, Mr. John Gwynn, Mr. Daniel II,
Shea, Mr. F. M. KIggins, Hon. Lewis Mc
Kenzle, Mr. Shung Yco Ling and Doo Jee
Bin, Chinese Legation, D. C, Morrison and
wife, A. II. Ragan and wife.
The Acorn Club's Outing.
Tho members of that popular organization;
the Acorn Club, left in a body last night for
their annual two weeks' vacation in the North.
Tho many cordial invitations which the club re
ceived from friends along their proposed
route to accept their hospitality promises an
abundance of social enjoyment for them.
Among the various places they will visit aro
Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York, West
Point, and Albany. On Friday eight Mr.
William G. Beets entertained tho club and a
number of invited guests at the club's rooms
in honor of tho outing, Tho guests on that
pleasant occasion were Messrs. camuel Miller,
Br,; William Langvolgdt, George Miller. Ed
ward Greenwell, Dr. Frank Strickler, William
Gettynger, Fred, Burnett, WJlliam Trankler,
Charles Williams, William Howlin, Joseph
Oulahan, James Cunniugbam, and Frank
IlioW. Li T. O., Accompanied by Mnny
Friends, Depart for Ocoim View.
Tho steamer Norfolk probably never carried
a moro jovial crowd of passengers than will
leave tho city on that boat this morning at 7
o'clock. The Washington Light Infantry
Corps almost to n man, twenty-four mumbers
of the Corcoran Cadets, the Third Artillery
Band of twotity-ouo pieces, and, as nearly as
can bo estimated, flvo hundred friends of
these popular organizations depart at that
time for tho encampment at Ocean Viow, Va.
All tho preparations were completed last ovon
ing, and by 0 o'clock last night tho W. L.I. C.
Armory presented a deserted appearance.
Everyone had retired early to bo Up with the
larks, ready for tho grand daylight trip down
the Potomac. Tho very fact that tho river
trip was to bo made in tho day time, and that
arrangements had been tnada so that those
who were so disposed could bo back in Wash
ington Monday morning, led a great many to
accompany tho soldier boys. A great many,
however, will remain at Ocean View until tho
end of tho encampment, on August 24,
having obtained accommodations at tho
hotel whoro tho militiamen will take
their meals and adjacent to which
tho camp consisting of forty-six tents will bo
laid out. A detail has been at Ocean View
for a week past making preparations for tho
encampment. Tho steamer upon " its arrival
at Norfolk, which it will roach about 5:80 this
evening, will bo received with a military
salute. At tho dock the campers will be met
by four companies of the Fourth Virginia Reel
lmcnt under command ot Captain George W.
Taylor, which will act as an escort from there
to the camp. Although a scries of social
pl6asurcs, Including visits to Fort Monroe,
Hampton, Capo Henry and other places of
interest in the vicinity will enliven camp
life, the vacation will not be all
play, us there will be plenty of
drilling and strict military orders will be en
forced. It Is to bo regretted that owing to a
pressure Colohel William G. Moore will not
be able to accompany his corps. The encamp
ment will consequently bo in command of
Major William N. Dalton. It Is expected that
General Ordway and his staff and tho District
Commissioners will visit the encampment
before It closes. A partial list of those who
will accompany the corps is as follows: I. N.
Runyan, Minerva Frauck, C. M. Dwyer, H.
Oettinger, J. Wright, C. W. Miller, Mrs. Ada
'Cochran, Miss Annie Cross, Dr. W. W. Laugh
lin, Timothy Costello, J. Bernard Harry, Miss
Emily Smith, George R. Gray, Conrad Rein
hard, P. J. Duffy, C. M. White and son, D.
S. William, J. M. Williams, William Rvan,
A. Ashley, W. G. Burke, J. T. Crosby,
Thomas P. Jacobs, Owen Owens, Andrew-Glenn,
Captain Tucker, Dr. Nicholson,
William L. Gait, S. G: Corwall, John Lyons
and party, W. S. Roach, Mrs. E. Demain, Mr.
Donald McCathran, W. H. Douglass, John
Harvey, E. W. Macintosh, Thomas Johnson,
Mrs. E. 8. Brant, Mrs. W. E. Thomson, Jos.
Johannus, Mrs. John S. Miller, Misses
Wheeler, Mrs. C. Hendricks, W. H. Robinson,
B. Killmartln and wife, William A. Miller and
party, A. M. Hughes and party, Captain,
George H. Plant, Misses Cowling, Misses"'
Evans, Miss Neltzey. Charles. II, Beaver, Mrs.
H. Beach, M. Harvey and party,' Mrs. T. B.
Walker, Mrs. Charles Charles! Miss Ebert,
and TrV. Newman, i f '
H I I I I I 1 I I I I I H H I I I I I 1 I I I I M H I t I I H I I I I 1 l-HH I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I .n
A Cool Resort Where There Are Plenty of'
Young Men, ;
Correspondence of The Sunday Herald.
FonTKEsa Monroe, Va., Aug. 14 This
famous resort is overflowing with people from
every State in the Union. Tho heated term
was not felt here, as a stiff sea breeze pre
vailed night and day. Neither flies nor
mosquitoes troubled the sojourners at our
pleasant hotel, tho Sherwood. Old Point
Comfort was appropriately named by Captain
Smith. The young and old people enjoy the
music which is rendered by tho band of tho
fort and tho pavilion presents a beautiful
scene at night when with ''twinkling feet they
cbaBe the merry hours away" or words to that
effect. Tho belles and beaux (and tho latter
are very numerous), seem to think this resort
an earthly paradise.
Many beautiful Southern girls are to be
seen dally on tho promenade and in tho ball
room. Conspicuous among them is Miss
Ella Smoot, of Alexandria. Mrs. Smoot is
with her daughter at the Hygela. Mrs. Ferret
and daughters, of Mobile, are among the
guests and are much sought after, as Miss
Helen, besides being very attractive, playB
beautifully on the mandolin and violin. Mrs.
George Clarke, of Waco, Texas, Is a most
distinguished-looking lady and her dinners
and Buppers have been ono of tho features of
this place. She, with her friend, Mrs. Harry
Gays, of St. Louis, form a striking contrast,
Mrs. Clark being a brunette and Mrs. Gays a
decided blonde. Mrs. Warner Moore, of
Richmond; Mrs. A. B. Smith, of Petersburg;
Mrs. McShano and family, of Baltimore, and
Mr. Frank Conger and wife aro among tho
guests of tho nygeia. Tho officers of the gar
rison are loyal and gallant liko true soldiers,
and the throe batteries from tho arsenal and
ono from Fort McIIonry, Baltimoro, being
encamped here add to the number of indis
pensable beaux, so that almost every bello has
a military escort undor tho trees on tho ram
parts, as well as In tho pavilion and on tho
Midsummer Festival at Marshall Hall.
One of the largest crowds that has visited
Marshall Hall this season was present last
night on tho occasion of tho midsummer fes
tival, given under tho auspices of tho Wash
ington Mandolin, Banjo, and Guitar Club and
tho Mount Vernon and Marshall Hall Steam
boat Company. Tickets were in demand, and
both the steamers Macalester and Corcoran
were brought into service to accomodate tho
visitors. Tho grounds, which presented a
Eretty appearance when taken possession of
y the pleasure-seeking excursionists, were
made moro brilliant by tho elaborate display
of fireworks. During tho evening tho Wash
ington Mandolin and Guitar Club gave ono of
their enjoyable concerts at tho mansion. The
dancing pavilion was patronized by the
crowd who took advantage of this means of
entertainment in the open air, which In mid
summer would be unendurable indoors. Two
bands furnished excellent music. Tho oc
casion was a grand success.
Mr. Downing Hard at Work.
Mr. Robert Downing and his talented wife,
Eugenia Blair, are working very hard these
days making ready for tho opening of
their seasonat the' National Theatre AuguBt
1. Their desire Is" to have the first perform
ances as smooth and complete in every detail
as possible, and with that end i.n view they
are untiring in study and rehearsal with the
members of their company who aro now In the
city, Tho opening performance as already
annouueed will be "Vlrglnlus," a favorite
play in which few of Mr, Downing's friends
have had an opportunity of seeing him. Tho
herojc role of the Roman father ought to
afford Mr. Downing an excellent chance to
exercise to the fullest bis robust powers as a
tragedian. Ml68 Blair will be the Virginia,
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MURDER TRIALS IN AL.ASKA.
Tho Trouble Experienced In Providing
It is a serious matter to bring witnesses into
court in Alaska serious for tbe court officer
wbo Is obliged to serve tbe summons and
more serious for tbe witness. Tbe court for
the western district Is beld in Sitka, wbicb is
a matter of 1,800 or 1,400 miles from Ouna
laska, in that district wbicb furnishes its part
of tbe business in tbe Sitka court.
A murder was committed at OunalaBka last
year, and tbe murderer waB put on a sailing
scbooner and brought to Sitka. Tho witnesses
were all in Ounalaska or farther away, espe
cially those for tbe defense, to whose presence
and testimony this prisoner was entitled under
the law, and tho problem was how to find and
brine them to Sitka.
There are no roads from Sitka to OunalaBka,
no telegraph or line of 6teamers. To charter
a steamer to go after these witnesses was
difficult, and would have involved an outlay
of $7,500, and so it was decided to send tho
revenue cutter Bear after them.
She sailed from Sitka April 13, bearing tbe
Governor of tbe Territory, the district attor
ney, and a deputy marshal, and finally
reached the Shumagin Islands, 300 miles
south of tbe Alaskan Peninsula, and there
picked up the first batch of witnesses; then
she went over to Pirate Cove to pick up inci
dentally a shipwrecked crew; then to Sand
Point for another murderer; then to some
more islands after more witnesses, and finally
to Capo Pankoff, 200 miles west, for tho last
witnesses and then went back to Sitka.
The trip took a month, covering nearly
4.000 miles, and all to give a murderer his
rights under the law.
To Atlantic City via Koyul lllue Line.
Tbe Royal Blue Lino trains leaving Wash
ington at 10:00 A. M. week days and 11:55 A.
M. every day arrive at Atlantic City 3:25 P.
M. and 5:24 P. M. respectively, Excursion
tickets on sale at all B. & O, ticket offices,
"Faust Beer" Is guaranteed to be straight
lager and six months old.
Why do I drink Taunbauser beer ? Because
it's the beet in tho market.
THEY WERE ONLY CHINAMEN,
So u SmuEclingSUIppor Drowned live of
Thorn to Escape Detection.
Vhntcom, "Wash., Reveille.
About four weeks slnco a well-known smug
gler was seen to leave Victoria with a party
of Chinamen, which ho had agreed to land at
San Juan Island for tho sum of .$20 each, Tho
money had been collected In advance, it was
afterward ascertained. Tho Black Pup, a
Government steam launch, steamed after the
smuggler's sloop, and tho race became a stern
chase. Tho wind was blowing a tremendous
gale, and tbe launch had little advantage over
the sloop. The spray ofton bid tho sloop
from viow, and the little launch was tossed
like a cockle shell, but kept pegging away
with grim determination.
The breezo finally slackened, and tho smug
gler saw that tho jig was up and shortened
sail, Tho launch then overhauled him.
Tho skipper was smoking calmly, and not a
Chinaman was to be found. Tbo officers have
no doubt that tho wretch deliberately drowned
his passengers, rather than got into trouble
with tho revenue officers. In the howling
storm the frightened Chinamen might easily
have been disposed of without any danger of
detection. The finding of a yellow human
thumb in the belly of a dogfish, near tho scene
of the chase, a few weeks slnco, is evidence
that there are Chinamen at tho bottom of the
Some Z'retty ICnlcUUnaclts.
Among the novel and pretty knickknacks
are a silver Ivanhoo shoe, fitted with a pin
cushion; some silver frames in several sizes,
with borders of frilled lace and silver; delicate
colored tooled leather hairpin boxes, with
compartments for every sized pin, and gilt
designs over them: and some particularly fas
cinating glove and handkerchief boxes, in clear
glass, bound with colored ribbon, and finished
off at tbe corners with bowB of ribbon. There
is a floral design painted on the top of each,
and the ribbons correspond with tbe colors of
tho flowers. These aro charming souvenirs
for any one, and would be suitable for brides
There Is a commercial collego on Capitol
Hill that deserves well of tho pooplo. It is not
only well known but favorably known. It is
peculiarly a workinir school. Last year thore
were more than ono hundred and fifty earnest,
bright, ambitious pupils, whoso progress was
alike satisfactory to themselves aud to their
parents. Anyone desirous of acquiring a prao
tioal training- for life's work will find Wood's
Commercial College, located on tho corner of"
Fourth and East Capitol streets, in overyway
reliable. Tho largo inoroaso in raomborship
has compollcd tho principal to secure larger
and moro commodious nuartors.and the ensuing
year tho ontlro second floor of Uiuim's HnlL
will be occupied iu tcaohlng tho commercial
branches, while tho shorthand and typewriting
departments will bo conducted at 407 East Cap
Tho annual report of the board of directors
of Columbia Ilospltal has been submitted to
Superintendent of Charities Warner. Every
applicant for admission haB beencarod for.
Four hundred and twenty-four patients were
admitted during tho year, and 390 discharged.
Tho report of tho dispensary shows that tho
number of patients received during tho yoar
was 1,100; cured, 383; relieved, 35S; unroliovod
orlncurabio.lD. Tbe treasurer's report shows
that the receipts were S25.287.ll, including the
United States appropriation of S-'O.OOO for
maintenance and support. Tbo expenditures,
amounted to 822,300.61, leaving an unexpended
balance of $2,020.47.
A bulletin issued by tho Census Ottice yester
day states that there were in thlsDLstrlct inl8S
124 flro insurance joint stock compauies and five
mutual companies. The amount of risks
written and renewed in 1889 is given as 885.
848,425, and tho losses paid In cash were 583,000;
Mr. Carroll L, Hurdle, son of Mr, Thomas T.
Hurdle, who died very suddenly last Wednes
day, has been given a position in the Labor Bu
reau. Tho Wlraodaughsl8 has Issued a circular an
nouncing its purchase of the promises 1338 1
street, which tho club will occupy Ootobor 1, -
"Faust Beer" is guaranteed to be straight
lager and six months old.
Look out for Faust Bock Beer. Best In
Drink Tannbauser beer. Bottled by II
Benzler. "Fau6t Beer" takes tbe lead,
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