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THE MORyiyg TIM-ttS, .SUJTDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1895.
WMAT'g IN ON IN" TfflB ' TIE ATMICA1L AND MUSICAL. WMLB
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Week of .
New York Liked It Philadelphia
Was Wildly Enthusiastic Baltimore
Forgot Their Baseball Club when
PJ n 3 OfM Hsss laf Bk iSBBa. a!
a a s s 9 J
Mr. FRKfJK JVIHYD'S 'Dramatization.
Mr. MAYO as -
Supported by the Following Excellent Company:
FRANK E. AIKEN as
EMMETT C. KING as
NEWTON CHISNELL as
ARNOLD DALY as
FRANK C AMPE AU as
MR. ADOLPH KLAUBER ) .
MR. GEO. HALLTON
MISS ELEANOR MOWETTI 'as.
MISS LUCILLE LABEME as ...
MISS FRANCES GRAHAM as
llacdnmest in Amer
ica. Absolutely Hre-
JOHN" W. ALBATJGII MANAGER,
Tbe FesrlEss Queen Dl Song,
And the Magnificent
Under the management of ABBEY,
SUIOLrFLL and GKAU.
Presenting on a Scalo of Lavish Splendor Never
IJefore Paralleled. Uelvoven and Smith's
ewest Comic Opera buixesa,
ia other principal characters.
A Magnificent Chorus.
Anpenled Orchestra ol 2B Soloists
Most Superb Stage Setting
Ever accorded Comic
Scats and boxes now selling at .Mctzer
ott's. noxes, S15, 512 and S10. Scats,
52 00, S1.50, S1.00 and SO cents.
Only Matinee Saturday.
Vt osk of October" FREDERICK W'ARDE.
ACADEMY Prices 2 S. SO. TSsanaSl.OO
od. and Sat "l'ocs" 25 and 50c liesorrod
The Great Cometh-Drama Success,
The White Rat.
A Thrilling and Amusing Play of New York Llf o
C E C Sailors' Danco Hall,
Our. East River Tier,
TUC Chinese Opium Joint,
lilL and Salvation ArmyMeetlnr.
and the Kimball
llf. 30 JLIHUjIIil Black.
Metzerott Music Hail,
WEDNESDAY EVENING, 0CT0B1 3, 1895,
At 8 o'clock.
ADMISSION . i 50 CENTS
Reserved seats . 75c and $1
of ilia Season !
Was the MraGtion.
.' "York Driscoll."
" Howard Pembroke. "
" Sheriff Blake."
..." Tom Driscoll. "
.rT.T. . " Roxy."
. V. .... "Aunt Patsy."
Rhymes oF the Day.
" Tii6I.,lm"itntlonB of Youth.
I'djjke to bo a cowboy an ride a fiery boss
Way out into the blgan' boundless west;
I'd kill Hie bears an' catamounts an' wolves
I come across.
An J'd pluck the bal'head eagle from his
With my pistols at my slde,
I would roam the prarers wide
An' to scalp the savage Injun In his wig
wam would I ride .
If I darst; but I darsen'tl
I'd like to go to Afriky an' hunt tho lions
.Jin' the biggest ollyphunts you ever saw!
I would track the fierce gorilla to his equa
An' beard the cannybull that eats folks
Td" chase the pizen snakes
An' the 'pottimus that makes
His nest down at the bottom of unfathom-
If I darst; but I darsen'tl
I would I -were a plrut to sail t he ocean blue,
"Willi a bijj black f lagaflj in' overhead;
I" would" Scour the billowy main ith my
gallant plrut crow
An' djethe sea a gouty, gory redl
With ni cutlnsa In my hand
. n QPJlliefluarlerdeck I'd stand
And to deeds of heroism I'd incite my
it I darst; but I darsen'tl
And, if i-darst, I'd lick my pa for the times
' I'd lick my brother an' my teacher, tool
J'd lick the feliers-that&ill round on sister
t after tea,
-An' Td keep on lickin" folks till I got
. ... lb rough l...
You betl I'd run a nay
From my lessons to my play.
An' Pd shoo jthe hens, an' tease the cat, an'
kiss the girls all day
If T darst; 'but' 1 darsen'tl
To n Soul Above Feminine Trifle.
Perhaps joublnk that beaut's sweeter
Unadorned, or, shall I say.
You fancy the adnTnm'eu t neater
Huddled on in Any .way?
Yqnr handkerchief, how quaint the knacklt
Has of bursting Into .view
Through" the two edges of 3 our placket.
Hidden in all girls but you.
I often view with consternation
Your mind is lofty, scorning pins
The gaping line of demarcation
Where bodice ends and skirt begins.
And wonder oft which most bewitches.
When cape or Jacket's"donned awry.
The lining or the insidetitcbes
For both are pleasing to'the eye.
Men used to findbegi;fst.ion vexing
How other girls could make, a "bun,"
You always show us how It's dona.
Around you flutters a collection
Of tags in front and tails behind.
Flying in- every dlrecTIon" '
Instead of to tJieir.pJaca-asslgned.
But still you make a lively picture;
I always have admlrpii jpq, sweet.
What, jou are angry at my strictnnl
In future I'll be more discreet.
New York Tribune.
Times Want Ads.bridsrlloarderfl.
(3omin9 t0 to6
Even more brilliant than the gilt and
green and ivory white of the interior deco
rations of the new Lafayette Square Thea
ter, will be the shifting colors in the three
big scents of DeKovtn and Smith's newest
oinra, "La Tzigane," on the stage of the
new playhouse, which Miss Lillian Russell
and tho excellent company with which
she Is surrounded, will dedicate to morrow
For the scene of "La Tzigane" Is laid In
Russia, or In Poland, to be more proper; the
time is 1812, or during Napoleon's ln
vaslon of that section of the Great White
Czar's domains And then Iloyt painted
tlie scenery and Castlebert and Dazi.in made
the costumes, in the doing of which they
were given carte blanche in the matter of
That is why the scenic and incidental
inwstlture of the first work staged at tbe
New Lafayette will excel inrichncss all
other productions in comic opera ever made
In America, and furnish a picture for the
enframement of the new proscenium arch,
the like of which is 6eIdom seen on any
All this, of course. If reports from Boston
and New York, w here the opera has been
produced, have not exaggcratid the tunip
tuousness of its appointments.
"La Tzigane" ought to be excellently
acted and even bclttrsung next week for
tbe character was expressly w rltten to fit
tbe charming personality of Hiss LilHan
Russell, and supporting company especially
selected with the idea of giving to every
role created by the author the best human
Ot the star it is not necessary to say much.
Lillian is too well known to Washington theater-goers
to need any further introduction
than an assurance that her health Is per
fect tills season, and that her beaufy and
voice are at their very best. But tho
opera and the people who support Miss
Hussell these are new und jwssesslng of
801110 interest In advance of their being
heard and seen.
"La Tzigane," in three acts, libretto
by Harry B. 8mith music by Reginald
DeKoven; that's it so far as tltlo goes.
Tzigane is Russian for "Gjpsy," in this in
stanco fortune-telling gyisy serf, of ex
Messrs. DeKoven & Smith are respec
tively the composer and librettist of "Robin
Hood," "Rob Roy," and sundry other
musical works of like nature. The present
is their first Incursion into Russia in March
for material and It has met with good re
For the story of "Tzigane" as told by Mr.
Bmlth, gives opportunity for all the lav
islines of decorative display before spoken
of, and the SlaUsli, OnentaLCalmuck col
oring of the characterization, and locale
ba e of fered Mr. DeKoven plmt of chances
for new effects in composition, harmony
and orchestration. All of -nhicb doubtless
that very clever gentleman has used to I
the very best possible advantage
A. most gracious offering to the theater
loving folks of Washington Is thatot "Little
Christopher," which reigned supreme at
Palmer'sGarden Theater, New York, for 282
Eva: "I dassent look. Bill. I'm
Bill: "There ain't nothink to git
Co pick up that starfish wid his tetth
nights and which -will receive its first pro
dJctlnnatNatlonalTheatcronMondaynext. In It will be seen Mr. William Collier,
whose admirable work Inother slmllardiver
sionshos already won him fame and reputa
tion. Few productions of the burlesque or
der ever started en tour through this coun
try under more auspicious circumstances
than did this one of "Little Christopher."
Itsse'cult. grandeur, replete with all the mod
ern effects of stage craft ranks it among tho
most superb spectacles seen here in recent
With It will come the original cast and all
else that made it foralmost an entlrejcar the
most popular attraetion of the Empire City;
In it there are three hours of contagious
laughter, mirth, and Jollity galore and a host
of pretty girls It has n well told story of
the fairy talc kind, which serves the double
purpose of amusement and instruction.
Little Christopher is first seen as a
cabin boy at Cadiz, where he becomes
enamored of a wealthy American widow.
Ile is thrown into prison but escapes in
disguise. The entire party is next
seen en route to the World's Fair, fur
nishing a varied and delightfully enter
taining programme before the great Bey
Finally the action Is transferred to tbo
Midway Plalsance where the fantasto
complications end with tbe discovery
that Little Christopher Is the last lineal
descendant of Columbus. Tho work
of the augmented male and female choruses
Is said to be remarkably clever.
Various sensational features will be In
troduced during the second and third acts.
The casfrof principals of tbe burlesque will
include Messrs William Collier, Harry
Macdonough, Ed Chapman, John W. Wilson,
Alex Clark, John Keefe, Henry Leoni,
William Gtllow, Fannie Johnston, MUo.
Clarke, Bertha Warelng, Louise AUen,
Nettle Lyford, Lucy Escott, Nina Walsh
and seventy five others.
In addition to this mammoth organiza
tion Mr. Palmer will also bring to
Washington for this engagement tho
original Garden Theater series of living
pictures. There will be no advance over
the regular prices of tbe theater.
That Mr. Frank Mayo, the sterling actor,
has emerged from the shadow of an over
whelming success of a quarter of a century
In "Davy Crockett" and has stepped Into
a richer, riper and more artistic success as
Mark Twain's "Pudd'nhead Wilson," no
one can doubt who has observed the Im
pression his new play has made In New
York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, the only
cities In which "Pudd'nhead Wilson" has
For years Mr. Mayo .has watched ana
waited for another typical American char,
aoter to replace "Davy Crockett," waited,
while his graceful form grew stouter and
his brown hair became silvery; grew out
of romantic roles into the ripeness, reoo.a
' - -r
-- - T?-3 t
and richness of repressed, humor that is
said to make him so charming as Mark
Twain's old Missouri philosopher.
He. plays itlwilhout wig or other make
up, and iB,IttSs claimed, the most charm
ingly uaturaltof all-the American charac
ters wlio have gained the favor of theater
goers in the'past years. Nor is Mr Mayo
all ortho greater pari of the play be has
made of Mark Twain's story.
Mr. Trauk E. Aiken as tbe proud chival
rous Southern gentleman Judge, "York
Driscoll," Mr. Hmmctt C. King, as another
fine Southern' type; "Howard Pembroke,"
Mr. Frank Canipau. a fiue.jouiig actor, as
"Tom Driscoll," Mr. Arnold Daly as
"Chambers;" Mr. Newton Chisnell, as
droll "Sheriff Blake;" Messrs Adnlphe
Klauber and George Hallton as "the
Miss Eleanor Mowette, a young actress,
as the passionate slave woman "Roxy;"
pretty Frances Graham as the charming
"Rowy," and that most capable actress
Miss Lucille La Berne, as busy sbarp
tougucd "Aunt Patsy," ore sure to come
In for a full share of the admiration of
tho audience. "Pudd'nhead Wilson" will
be manager -Allen's offering next week
at the Grand.
There are many carious places in New
York, as In every greatcity, of which many
people have heard but which they have
never seen. Some of these places have been
represented In plays. Others have not here
tofore been copled'on the stage.
1 beeral of the latter are presented In
the new comedy-drama, "The White Rat,"
by U. N. Btephens, produced by Managers
DaH and Keogh. This intensely exciting
play will occupy the Academy of Music
stage thecoming week.
Tie audiences that sec. "The White Rat"
get views of an pld sailors' lodging house
and dance hall, an East River pier, a
Chinese jiplum joint and Joss house, a
Chinee laundry, a Salvation Army hall
and other places Interesting bat to many
The action that passes In these places is
very stirring. There are several naturally
drawn comedy characters In Uie play.
The serious characters have very Interest
ing personalities, tho hero and heroine
being such as to obtain tbe audience's
There Is some work In tho play for a dog
to do, and It Is such ivork as a dog can
lasilydo wlthout-marrlng the performance
In the sllghtcstdegrce. An admirable com
pany is emp"lojed, and the scenery Is th
work of John3l. Young, of the Broadway
Theater, New "York.
Excellcnt'sand suitable specialties are
given by Mlsa Nellie Seymour, Major
Doyle. John C.jLeach, Russell and Pearl
and Thomas JEana.
Theattractfcmat Kcrnan'snext week will
be Russell Brothers' comedians. This or
ganization Is undoubtedly one of tho best In
existence, being composed absolutely of
superior vaud'evAle talent, every .name on
the programme e-ommands a promincntplace
the variety worfd and every artist stand
ing prc-cmineot la bis line.
The company is headed by those clever
a-gkeert to." ,
nerrons afcont yfc Walt till he trlM
and Btfoller it Dt'U be d time tw
female impersonators, the Russell brothers,
appearing on the programme is thatof Lew
DoikstaderT tbe famous minstrel, who will
entertain in his own peculiar way.
Mr. Dockstader isone of the highest
salaried artists on the variety stage, and
bls, engagement at the Lyceum next week
"is only another bit of evidence which cor
roborates Manager Kernan's statement,
"Thcre ls-notblng too good for the patrons
of the Lyceum."
The baIancof the company Includes
BlocksonandBurns.coroedlaus and dancers;
"Falke and Semon, expert musical artists;
Johnnie Carrolt,"america's representative
parody writer and singer;' Alburtus and
Bartram', the Harvardstudents; the Morel
JospcrqbatIcrraarvels; and Annie C Rus
sell, the charming Vocalist. The performance-
wflftoneinde with the Russell Brothers'
rlaughable.a,bsurdity, entitled, "Tbe Two
Oft TJns.' There, will be matinees Tues
day, Thursd2y"and Baturday.
, . .
The manager fit the Bijou Theater an
nounces that lie has secured for tbe conjlnj
weekjbewer-y strong and latest melodrama
success "TheMljJnJgbt Special," with Its
wealtbrof elcgkilteenery and mechanical
effects.,aad,poerful cast of players.
Everywhere It has been presented It has
proved- a1 success, poth artistically and fi
nancially, playlngto.vstarUng room in
some cities, even with, the thermometer
"The Midnight Special" is somethlngmore
than a spectacular pieca, though Us scenlo
equipment- andfffeSts are sdmethlng to be
remembered. th,e'rsecond act is a repro
duction of the1 Grand Union Depot at
Baltimore, and it Is In every respeot a
perfect trluniph-of stage effect. Very few
as perfect or as sensational scenes hava
ever been wJtness,ear on tbe stage. -A dis
tillery scene and a burning telegraph office
are other effects which set the audience
The company which presents "Tbe .Mid
night Special" Is an aggregation of clever
actorsand actresses who work with a will
to make a success of their respective
Buffalo Bill's Wild West will appear
here on'TVednesday and Thursday of next
week. Day and evening performances will
be given at North Capitol and M streets,
andeach day there will beaetreetparade.
The management of Johnston A Arthur, of
New York, to whom we are Indebted for
bavin! brought Ysaye to this country,
has succeeded in securing for this season'
Rivarde, the great violinist, who on July
6th created such a furore In Queen's Half,
London, at the Nlrisch Symphony concert
In appearance and style he resembles
Sarasata; and violinists like Wllhelmj.
Ysaye and Sauret praise him most enthusi
astically. Rivarde will arrive in No
vember and appear repeatedly with sldL
Thomas, Damrosch, and the Boston
Sif - S.r'SS'SSfl. "?: L?0P
vut. uv n.. mw wc umiu iu LUIS City.
CHORAL SOCIETY'S PLANS
Dates for Its Concerts and Soloists
. Who Will Participate.
Note's and Pergonals From tlioChurort
Cbolra ami Amute-ur
1 Muulcul Clrcle-s.
The first rehearsal of the Washington
Choral Society will be held Monday, Oc
tober 7, In Typographical IlalL Announce
ments of tbe concerts for tbe winter are
December 30, sixth performance of "Tbe
Messiah," with the following soloists:
Miss Charlotte Maconda, soprano; MUs
Ruth Thompson, contralto; Mr. B. 0.
Towne, tenor; Dr. Carl Dufft, basso; all
of New York.
February 18, Saint Saens sacred opera,
"Samson and Delilah," with tbe follow
ing soloists. Miss Mary Louise Clary, of
New York, contralto; Mr. J. H. McKlnley,
of New York, tenor; Dr. B. Merrill Hop
klnson, of Baltimore, baritone; Mr. Arthur
Beresford, of Boston, basso.
April 21, Mendelssohn's "Elijah," with
following soloists: Miss Eleanor Meredith,
of New York, boprano; Mrs. Ella Cleveland
Fcnderson, of Boston, contralto; Mr. David
G. Henderson, of Boston, tenor, and Mr.
Ericsson, of New York, basso.
The officers of the society say the outlook
for the season Is very bright. A number of
singers have announced their intention of
Joining, and altogether very satisfactory
work li expected. Prof. Harry 0. Sherman
will be director.
A muslcale for tbe benefit of St. Michael
and All Angels' Church will be given next
Wednesday evening at 8t- John's Parish
Hall. Among those who will participate
are tbe Apollo Quartette-, Mr. John Porter
Lawrence, Dr. Compton, Mrs. Shlr-Cllff,
Rev. C. A. Blspham, Miss Klcinschmidt,
Messrs. Robert L. Keeling, H. B. Kaiser
and C. A. Moore.
To-day being St. Michael and All Angels'
Day special service will be held In Bt.
Michael and All Angels' Church, or which
Rev. C. A. Blsphaia Is rector.
This morning at Epiphany Miss Stldham
will by request sing "O, Rest In the Lord,"
Tbe Damrosch Society, an organization
composed of twenty-eight young men, and
of which Mr. Mursell Is 1 director, wiU -sume
its winter's work next Wednesday.
This society Is very much on tbe order of
tbe Damrosch Society of New York, and
It will give this season a few private
11t. W. H. Daniel, president of the
Vested Choir League has been severely
Indisposed for the past few months and
will be unable to direct tbe production of
Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang," as was ex
pected. This grand choral service will
be given on Thanksgiving Day, probably
in Epiphany Church. Mr. MacLeod will
assume its direction in Mr. Daniel's stead.
Mr. D. O. Pfiefer has recently received
from his publishers a composition of bis,
"Rock of Ages," written for quartet. This
will be sung by the Epiphany choir shortly.
Mrs. John Seager Is expected home about
Mr. Herndon Moreell has returned to tbe
city and resumed his winter work at his
residence. Mr. Morsell bas as yet no
definite plana for church work this sea
son. He has several offers, which ho Is
Mr. H. Boyd Espy's pleasant singing win
be missed in the Gurley Memorial Church
this season. Mr. Espy has resigned his po
sition In Washington and gone to Albany,
N. Y., to study law.
Mrs. Kitty TbompsonBerry has re turned to
the city and was in her place In St. An
drew's choir last Sunday. -Miss Flora Hol
3en, who was her substitute, bas gone back
to the Gurley Church.
Rums C. Garland has lately composed an
"O, Salutarls" and an-" Ave Maria," which
ha has published with Henry White.
Last Tuesday evening Dr. J. N.Bischotf
eave an inaugural organ recital in St.
Paul's Lutheran Church InCumberland. He
was assisted by Mrs. H. C. Browning, Miss
Florence McNelly, Mr. Douglass G. Miller,
Ur. Elphonzo Youngs, Jr , all of Washing
ton. The concert was so entirely success
ful that by a general request It was re
Robert Louis Steverjon evinced durlur
his whole lifetime a great 11 king for sen
sational novels of the French order.
Will H. Low, the artist, once asked Rob
ert Louis Stevenson why he never treated
of women In bis writing, and received tbe
following reply: "I do not care to pre
sent women in the stereotyped way, and
If I attempted to do so I should have no
better success than tbe orldnary writer.
On the other hand, I cannot present women
in the way I should like to do, for If I
did my readers would not stand It. There
fore I have thought it best to leave them
out of my books entirely." ,
Inn Maciaren is tbe pen name of the Rev.
John Watson, author of "Beside the Bonny
Briar Bush," which has reached a sale in
England of 60,000 copies In less than a
year and has also bad an enormous sale
In this country. Mr. Watson was a class
mate of Prof. Drummond and also of Dr.
Stalker, the author of a life of Christ.
Kate Douglas Wlggin, In ona of her re.
cent magazine stories, put the following
in the mouth of a pretty woman:
"I've lived thirty-six years and I havo
never seen a man's unbapplness last mora
than six months, and I have never seen a
woman make a wound In a man's heart
that another woman couldn't heal. The
modern young man Is as tough as well,
I can't think of anything tongb enough
to compare him to. I've always thought
It a pity that the material of which men's
hearts Is made couldn't ba utilized for
manufacturing purposes; think of Its value
for binges or for tbe toes of little boys'
boots or tba heels of their stockings!"
He borrowed first, and then this bookish
He ne'er restored unto my shelf.
I told him he could keep It for bis own,
. And then I winked and borrowed It my
A., soldier leaving barracks Is stopped
by the corporal or the guard.
"Yon cannot go without leave."
"I hava tha verbal permission of the cap
tain." "Show ma that verbal permission."
TERNRINte LYCEUM THEATER.
Y .Beginning To-morrow Night at 8.
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Under the direction of Messrs. Weber and Fields, introducing
an aggregation of Superior Vaudeville Talent, including
LEW DOCKSTADER, the Eminent IVJinstrel.
BLOCKSON and BURNS, FALKE and SEMON,
TCALBURTUS and BERTRAM, JOHNNIE CARROLL,
THE MORELLOS, ANNIE RUSSELL,
THE RUSSELL BROS.,
Irish Servant Girls, concluding with the laughable absurdity,
THE TWO OFF-UNS.
James Russell as Louise, the Blind Girl.
NEW NATIONAL EXTRA,
Week beginnlnc next Monday
Direct from 232 consecntlra
nights at PALMtlfS GAK
DjiJ. TnSATBR, h. Y.
All tho original Featurat,
specialties and tha Origi
nal Oaruen Theater
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Every day In theyearfor Fortress M011
ro. Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all points
South and Southwest by the powerful
new Iron palaco steamers -Newport
News." "Norfolk" ard "Wajhtmrton,"
leaving daily oa the following schedule
Lt Wasnton 7.00 pm iT.Portsaio'bB 50 pa
Lv.AIex'd'la 7:30 pm .v.Norfolk . 6:10 pm
Ar Ft Monr'eG 30 aavLV.Ft Monroe7 20 pm
Ar Norrolk .. 7.30 am lAr Alex'dria 6 00 am
Ar.Portsm'h 8 00 oralAr Wasb'ctone 30 am
VISITORS TO THE ATLANTA EX
POSITION and the resorta at Fortress
Monroe, Virginia Beach and Florida will
find this a very attractive route, as It
breaks the monotony of an all-rail ride
licLeis on saic a& uu, oiu, 141
Pennsylvania avenue, B & O. ticket
office, corner Fifteenth street and New
York avenue, and on board steamers,
wuere time-table, map, etc , can also
JNO. CALLAH VN. GEN. MANAOER.
"PHONE 750, " ' ---
Is Perfect Now!
Tt driT Is aellshtruU to scenerr lssaparb.
tba hotel U anexcell!.
Every " JEvehing.
Coaches connect at 4,5, 5.30.J&..6-30. ". T.S0. 8,
8.30, 9, 10, 11, is p. m. wlmaiet Car Line at 8m
and . Cap. sts. and with Cable Caraat Slh.and
Pa. Ats. se. Fare, round trip, SSa, Coach
leaves the Arlington at 6 p. m stopping at
Chamberlain's, i?horebam and the Italelgh,
passing Paige s, Klgs House, .Randall and Vt il
lards, thenco by way of TaAva. Ifare, round
STOLE A 'GlTOR.
Just About the Queerest Theft Ever
Put on Accord.
Tbe following general alarm was received
at police headquarters ye-terday afternoon,
says the New York Sun, from Acting Capt.
Freeres, of the Wcstcbcster police:
"Look out for alligator, seven feet long,
stolen from a hotel at Wakefield."
The alligator In question was the prop
erty of Thomas Morris, and for three years
It has been one of the attractions of bis
saloon at Wakefield. A mate of the miss
ing reptile, stuffed and mounted, bangs
over the bar, and by Its Fide is a colled
snake. Tbe pair are Intended to form part
of tbe decorations, but their exceedingly
lifelike appearance fre-quently fills tha
thirsty patrons of tbe place with terror
and the belief that they reallv "have 'cm."
The live 'gator bas been kept In a cage in
tbe backjard of Mr. Morris' residence, and
was a favorite with all the visitors He
was captured by W. H. Morris and James
r urssell at Lake Osce-ola, winter Park, Fla ,
several years ago. He Is abont nine years
old, and, though not quite as large as tbe
police order declares him to be is -a very
Mr. Morns is"br tfie opinion that the thief
who got away with hlR pet -was well ac
quainted with the surroundings. At first
he was Inclined to think that some of his
acquaintances bad taken tbe 'gator as a
Joke, but now Morris thinks thntthe person
who abducted bim meant business.
One of the attendants at Morris' saloon
said last night: "I wa'n't much stuck on
that alligator, "but I'd' Jiisriike to see tbe
man that stole him. He musthave a front
like a Brooklyn trolley car. Why, you
and hissing at you, and the only way to
get bim out was to take bim around the
neck. I wouldn't go monkeying with him
afterdark, not foragoodmany cold plunks."
There is a possibility that the alligator
escaped from bis cage, although Mr. Morris
scouts the suggestion. Still the Wakefield
police have this possibility distinctly in
mind, and If tbe 'gator docs not show up
they are likely to be robbed of their sleep
for a week to comg. At present they are
strictly obeying the ordertn "look out" for
thealligator. The Sun reporter found one
bluecoat pacing bis beat near the Wakefield
station, and contemplating therural beauties
"Do you know anything about this alli
gator story?" asked the reporter.
"What's that?" said the cop, gazing ap
prehensively about. Then he laughed and
said: "Ever since I heard tbe pesky thing
was gone I've been expecting him to come
out on me from some-of these dark places.
When you said 'alligator' I was all ready
There are numerous swamps and other
out-of-door places in and near 'Wakefield
where an alligator, would like to Uve, and
some of the people In the town Were specu
lating as to whether .they might run across
or against him In such places. Mothers,
too, became alarmedVanrrt kept 'their chil
dren from going to school for fear that
they might meet'the alligator. The chil
dren bad heard ofwhat happened to Little
Red Hiding Hood, find were Just as glad
to stay at home. .,, ,j, .
Last nlgbt there was a gathering of ex
pertain Morris' road bouse, and a search tag
party to hunt "Old Bam," as the alligator
was named, was organized. Tbe hunt
begins this morning. Tbe chances are
against "Old Sam's" being taken alive.
Still It will be Justus well for "Old
Sana" If be surrenders on honorable terms,
for If he does cot do so he will be killed
or else obliged to try to support himself
In some swamp or river during the winter.
He bas spent his winters so far la a nice
warm corner In Mr. Morris' cellar-
EW NATIONAL THEATER.
OXE WlXX O.M.T
MATINEES, WEDNESDAY AND SATDRDAT.
First production InWashlneton and
engagement extraordinary of the
Direct from Mr. A. M. Palmer's Gar
den Theater, New York, pre
santlricthe most success
ful of all burlesques,
WTier it ranfor2S2 CONSFCUTIVH NIGHTS
tli longest oa record for this style of entertain
meat, it also ran for nearly a year la London.
The Iran: crass cast comprises.
Harry MacDonough, FarraieJohnssoae,
J. W Wilson,
Bertha Yt aring,
And Seventy-are Others.
Full to the brim "with new and
novel Scenery Costumes
The Original Garden Theater Series of
REGULAR THEATER PRICES:
51.30, SI. 75c 50c and S5o-
Next week CAMIIXE D'AHriLLE Open
Company In "MADM.KINE."
Bijou Theater . .
Commencing Sept. 30.
Matinees Tnes., Thurs. and bat
The Great Dramatic Success
Always on Time.
Pronounced the Acme of Stage lteallsm.
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Prof. Coming's Academy of Danclnir
This Academy will be open for the receptloa
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3a o'clock, at Costello's Hall, t10 O street
northwest. Exclusively for pupils. Kates
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Tournament, Ball 1 Barbecue
AT BUENA VISTA,
Br'. J. BINDER, the Caterer of the Potomao
German-American Pleasure Club, and HENRY
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MONDAY. September 30, IS95.
At 1 o'clc-ik p. nr, sharp
GRAND PniZE BOWLING. CM will be divided.
Bowling starts at 11 o'clock a. m.
FESTIVAL AND CONCERT
Will be given by
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BROOKLAND, D. a,
Monday. Sept. SO. 1SK. from 6 to 11 P. M.,
AT TbE KXSIOENCE OF rOLOJiEt. I.mVISk
Refretaniens wil be sold on the Groan la,
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