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THE MOANING TIMEg, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1895.
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1805 EHXESTG. THOMPSON.
Assessor Trimble's request for an ex
tension of tlie time in winch a report
uiion the taxable values of the District
was to have been made, c.dls attention to
the lwce-sity of separating the duties of a
board of arrsore from those of a board
of eicise commissioners Iloth arc now
Imposed upon the assistant assessors of the
District and the njturalcon-ci,ucncciK tl at
one of them lias had to be neglected.
No man, nor set of men, can give exclusive
attention to tno Important subjects and
that is n hat the board of asalsta nt assc&ors
has b en st.pi osed to do and, of course,
Tiiere Is no reproach contained In this
statement of facts for the gentlemen com
inking the board, for they have done all
that time and opportunity permitted. The
respective duties, however, of carefull ap
praising the value of the real estate of a
Jarjre and constantly crowlas and im
provtrjr city and pissing upon several
bundre-d applications for saloon licenses, are
quite heavy enough to engage all the time
and all the energy of tvv o separate and dis
tinct sets of functionaries. One cannot
well imagine two ensues of official duties
more incongruous than those now devolving
upon the board of assistant assessors.
That Assessor Trimble's request for an
extension of time mil lie granted admits of
no doubt, but Congress ought aUo to make
provision for relieving the assessors of Hie
tluty of examining into the thousand and
one Intricate questions connected with the
Issue of liquor licenses. Of this Kind of
work there Is enough to do to keep a board
of commissioners busy a good portion of
the year, and at those periods In which their
excise labors slackened a little other em
plojment might be found for them from
some of the various overcrowded bureaus
of the District governiue-nt.
WHY NOT EETTHEJl ALONE?
There is something very s'njjular about
the insistence of the Commissioners upon
tlie removal of the truck farmers from
Ninth and 1! streets. As Pre-sldent Ordway
says, 6oml)Ody must have misinformed
them in regard to prevailing conditions.
1'or more than half a hundred J ears those
farmers have stood there unmolested, and
the only individual or corporation to havo
made complaint might bo the Metropolitan
Bueet Railway Company, whose cars liav o
to slacken their speed vv hen passlag along
Ninth street- on market days when the
noses of the farmer's horses arc in close
proximity to the cars as they pass along.
It Is a rude, and appears to be an unwar
ranted, interference with the living of
&TR ADF. S t $.) C0.tlJjC!Q
llie-se men. They have a large number ot
customers, the majority of whom would be
swept away from them by the proposed
cl.nr.gr, for these would decline to go
two or three squares, especially In bad
weather, but would prefer to make their
purchases Inside. In this way men, who,
as Gi-n. Ordway says, have done business
there for thlrtj or forty years and have
noothcrsource of income, would bedcprlvcd
with one blow of thejr chief means to
earn a living for themselves and their
So lar as known there has been no public
demand for this change. IuaMiiuch .is the
svmpalhies of the president of the Market
Company seem to be with tlum It may be
suppoed that the stall holders whivse
interests he would naturally be Inclirfd
to defend, have made no cotnplilnt. So
far as the public Is advlsed nobud) has
suffered any harm from their occupancy of
the stre-et, nor will any one be specially
benefited by their removal, while hun
dreds will be Inconvenienced.
VjVbv nut let them alone?
THE PEOPLE'S VOICE.
There is something positively exhllarat-i
lng In the undlsgulceil effort of the twelve
million dollar schemers to saddle this
amount of additional debt upon the tax
payers ot the District for no other pur
pose lhan to benefit a clique of county laud
Jobbers. For that Is n hat It amounts to.
The bull; of paylug principal and Interest
will Tall upon those who live vvllhln the
present city limits. The Jobbers will dance
while the taxpayers pay the fiddler.
Perhaps tlie people of the District have
a uotlon to do this; perhaps they have not
The Times proposes to give them an op
portunity to express their opinion In the
matter Though Cougress has deprived
tlie people of the right ot suffrage. It will
hardly Ignore their wishes expressed In so
strllli.g a form as will be done through
The Tinie-s' voting boxes
In a few davs these will be dlstrlb-ilcd
all ov er the city and then vv e shall see vv hat
we shall sec
UNCLE SAM Ah PEACEMAKER.
The Emperor of Japan Is abojt to nian
fest his appreelatio I eif ttie good offices of
the United States in the recent war be
tween Japan and China, in the enistoruary
manner by bestowing decorations of various
degrees upon the diplomat!', consular and
other of fie lais who tool; more or less promi
nent parts In the negotiations There Is
little doubt bJt that the Emperor of China
will do likewise It is even intimated that
when Ministers Den by and Dun retire to
private life they wll' be made the recipients
ot more substantial recognition of their
It Is pleasant to contemplate tl.c fact
that the United States succeeded so well
In bringing peace to the two great east
ern inlions, and thus gaining their good
will So far as Japan is conccme-d, the
good re-salts will probably manifest them
selves in enlarged commercial intercourse
and in various other ways that ma) profit
our people. As regards China, the services
remlered that nation by the Intermedia
tion of the United States can hardly be
placed at too high an estimate. Had not
Jaian been induced to listen to kindly
counsel, but had iilstcel to push to Its
frrthest conclusion the advantage It had
gained, the very exltnce of th Celestial
Empire might have been Imperiled.
Thus the Uuitcd f-lates occupies among
the nations of the world rce-eminently the
position ot peacemaker. It has no dcire
to aggrandize itself at the expense of a
friendly nation, it has no need of ttrritorlil
expansion; In any differences that may
arise between It and n. foreign nation it
is ever read) to submit the dispute to
arbitration, and make sacrifices not in
consistent with the national honor rather
thau report to force And so as It gro.vs
in power and Influence It ivlll continue to
among the nations
Hill says the Democratic party has ben
true to the people. Republics are ungrate
ful. Neither Gorman nor Brlce has called at
the White House since the late political
From a local point of v lew the Democracy
looks as though It hael menkoed with a
trolley, dallied with a grade crossing, and
gone too close to James Creek Canal on
a dark night.
When the Spanish and Cubans fight
that promised decisive battle, may Mars
give Cuba the decision.
In this lrollc)Cjc'e era, the hore finds
his level In the show business.
There is a growing demand for tlie cs
tablishmcnt of a conservatory for pugilistic
v olec culture.
The United States does not want the
earth, but It means to have Its say in
the affairs of the American side ot it.
A number of loud and long Presidential
booms arc now on exhibition.
In Defense of Tom. Johnson.
Editor Tlmco Por ne-arly three years
I had the honor ot being the private sec
retary of Hou Tom L. Johnson, and while
Mr Johnson has not authorized me to
write jou concerning the alleged use ot his
frank by a bookseller of this city, I be
lieve It to be but rk;ht that I should do so
During the time Mr Johnson was sending
out the "One Million Edition of Protec
tion and Free Trade" he had halt a dozen
franking stamps made Some of these
franks were used In 'the folding room of
the House of Representatives b) persons
emplojed by Mr Johnson to stamp the
envelopes before they were sent to his
house on Fifteenth stre-et. I know that
some ot these franks were lost at least
It was Impossible to collect them all. Under
the circutnstntics how easy it 'would be
for an one employed around the folding
room, or hiving access to the folding
room, to use this frank In the manner
you allege it to have been used Mr. John
son's friends know him too well to believe
for a moment that he would be guilty ot
selling public documents, or knowlngly
allow hl3 f racks to be used .for an unlaw
Prii.tlnK Offlco Exnnilnatlonx.
The Civil Service Commission will holff
a special examination, commencing at
0 a. m.. on December 3, for the mcchni.Ic.il
trades in the Government Printing Office.
The examination will not include skilled
laliorers. Thoc who desire to compote for
any one of the mechanical trades should
flic applications with the commission at
once, on blanks which will be furnished
upon their request.
To Lobby for Statehood.
Oklahoma City. Okla , Nov. 18. A slate
hood convention has been called to meet at
Shawnee, Decimber 4, to name a delega
tion to go to Washington and lobby for
the admission of the 1 erritory. The Chick
asaw nation w ill also send a delegation.
Ran Over a Switch.
Union Springs, Ala., Nov. 18. The pas
senger train from Columbus, Ga ran Into
an open switch at tills place tonight, and
struck some loaded freight cars, which
werebadly broken up. The fireman , Young
Morris, was badly hurt and his injuries may
prove fatal. All the passengers were
badly shaken up.
WH&T WE OWEJO CftLVIH
American Civil Liberties Traced
to Presbyterian Principles.
OHEIST IS THE ONLY KING"
Rev. Dr. Thompson of Now York De-
livers an Eloquent Sermon at thu
Flmt Presbyterian Church Rev.
Mr. PIIjut'm AHplratlon for the Uni
fication of All lutc-rcstH of Creed.
The eloquent and learned Dr. Charles
L. Thompson ot New York spoke to Hie
audlcnee last night at the Urst Presby
terian Church, the occasion being the
second event In the celebration of the first
century of l'resbytcrlnnlsm in tlio City of
As was well said by Dr. Sunderland at
the close of the address, the absentees
suffered a distinct loss in not having heard
tlie eloquent speaker.
At this session Rev. A. W. Tltzer. D. D ,
of this city, presided, the others on the
platform being the orators ot the evening.
Dr. Sunderland and the Rev. Adolos Alien,
co-pastor of the church.
A brief introductory address was made
by the venerable presiding officer at the
close ot which he prayed for a reunion of
all the divided Interests of l'resh) tcrlanlsm
In this country. He spoke words of high
praise in presenting Dr. Thompson, whose
theme was l'resb)teiianlsmuud the nation.
Dr. Thompson began by quoting what
Herbert Spencer bald of the American
nation and of the kind of manhood and
citizenship which Its Institutions would
evolve. The prophecy of Spencer had been
fulfilled. Dr. Thompson contended.
CHURCH AND THE NATION.
There was no nation whose beginnings
were So interesting nnd Important as those
of the United Stales. So Gladstone said
that the future or Christendom depended
largely on the future of America.
What have Presbyterians done for the
nation? There were three great consid
erations In the history of all nations,
rirsl. Its original principles; second. Its
Institutions, nnd third, the men who made
kccIi Institutions England, Trance. Ire
land. Scotland and Holland were the chlct
factors in the bringing here certain truths
Some of these were founded on the
Reformation ami others tin the old Rom m
law. Personal liberty, rights of conscience,
free thought were developed alike In Eng
land, Scotland. France and Holland, and
found religious form In general where
Calvin rirst revealed the nobility and dig
nity ot man.
Free schools and liberty of comelepce
and democracy are nerve Ideas traceable
to Cittvlu John Knox learned in Genoa to
say "No King but ChrUt "
End lmlgaveusslmilar principles through
the Puritans who formed the Massachu
setts Hay Colony and which mide it emi
nent as a colonizer even to the western
The Puritans broke the power of a king
In Enlind and the I'reb)tenans broke
the power of a king In Scotland.
LENGTIli'.NED SHADOW OF A MAN
An Institution Is the lengthened shadow
of a man, the continuance of a personality
Every people must develop tl.elr own In
stitutions. One of the first Institutions
of the courtrj wn an indcpeiulent church,
as all of the Mates abolished whatever
statutes thev had providing ror a union
or the Church and Stale
This was Trcsbj terlanism and republican
ism The Constitution ol the Umtiil States
nnd the constitution of rresbjtcrlans were
twins. Stability are wr'tt-non both.
The common school system was then se
cures. Connecticut led In this reform which
lias become general In our day. All this,
however, was due to Calvinism
W hat have Presbyterians done for these
principles"' Among those mentioned were:
Coligny.Willlamof Orange, and John Knox.
or tlie revolution were of nine different
notions. Seymour, Herkimer. Jay, Living
ston. Clinton, Morris, and Hoffman.
Yet the Presbyterians had huT'iTCd per
secution here as well as In England in dcr
the Stuarts The de-cl.ir.itinii or inde
pendence is In tl c hand writing or a
Scolch-Irishnian .mil it was first read pjb
hcly bv another Scotch rrcsbvtcTi.m
Dr Thompson referred to a diss or
people la tlie mountainous regions. f Ken
tucks ami Tennessee ho remained true to
the Union true to the man. next to Wash
ington Abiah.un Lircoln This state
ment was rece'ived with nppkvise.
MISSION OF THE CENTURY
The iKHiiliir mission ()f the next century,
he said, will lie to apply the djitrlnes of
the present. This Is to lie done, first, by
cdueatlou and by soclil and civil reforms,
tlie staying of the beasts of Intenipcrani'c
and political tyranny.
APresbvterian minister was now reform
lug New York, and a Presbyterian Presi
dent said that pjblie office was a public
America Is the political and religious
center ot the world. The Anglo-Saxon race
has here Its great theater, to redeem the
world by primlples already defined.
Referring to one needed reform. Dr.
Thompson 6ald that the destnntlon of the
Turkish empire and Its power of abuses
were to lie desired Tile audience testified
ltsnpproval ot this seutiment with ai plaase.
Dr. Thompson concluded by hoping that
the bloodless battles of the future for the
regeneration of the world, would lie fought
with victory assured on the principles
enunciated b) Calvin, Knox and William of
Dr. Tahuage will preside at the meeting
tonight. Thesubjeit will be'Tresbytcrlnns
and rdinnllon;" the speakers. Rev. Dr.
II. M. McCrackeu and Dr. E J) Warfield.
TO GO IN COMMISSION.
llattleslilp Indiana Will llo Turned
Over On Wednesday.
Philadelphia, Nov. 18 Tlie battleship
Indiana, which has been 1) lng off Cramp's
shipyard, left her anchorage about 1:30
o'clock this afternoon and In tow of four
tugs, was taken down to League Island,
where, on Wednesday, the formal transfer
of the Indiana to the government will lake
place and she will Ix? put In commission.
After the Indiana goes into commission
she will receive her an munition, stores,
and paraphernalia, and proceed to New
port, where she will take on board tor
pedoes, rrom there It Is quile probable
she will be sent to Port Royal.
LYNCH IN TnE SOUTn.
ne Is Working Up n Solid Republican
Jackson, Miss , Nov. 1 8. John R. Lynch,
the colored Republican leader. Is In the
city en route to East Mississippi on a mis
slon of advice and consultation witli local
Republican leaders with a view to putting
in the field a Congressional ticket In the
national election of next year.
This is to be the basis of the proposed
contest before Congress and the courts of
the Mississippi constitution. Leading con
stitutional Iaw)crs ot the north and cast,
advise taking this course.
That Cheaper Ilcrth Crtisnde.
Philadelphia, Nov. 18. General Passen
ger Agent James R. Wood, of the Pcnnsyl
vaula Railroad Company, declared this
afternoon that there was no truth In the
report that his company had taken the
Initiative in a movement requesting the
Pullman I'alace Car Company to have the
price of upper berths In the sleeping cars
reduced 25 per cent.
Found a Dead Imnnt.
Early yesterday morning a citizen walked
Into station No. 8 with the body of a dead
colored infant In his arms. He said that
while on his way to business he had seen
the bundle lying up against a fence, and
that upon Investigation he lind found It
to contain the already cold body of a
child but a few months old. The ghastly
find was turned over to the coroner.
Just say so-
and ifyou're satisfied with
such an Overcoat as the
tailors t$rn out for $15
we'll give you the same
satisfaction for $9.
Guarantee to do it.
Saks arid Company,
I'J. Aic. null 7th St. "Saks Corner"
THE FIRST OF THE SEASON
Washington Saengerbund Holds Its
Initial Dres3 Ball.
Nat lounlRlf Use' Armory Crow tied with
a Gay AsNC-mblace, Which Danced
Until the Small Hours.
Tlie traditional blaze ofglory was eclipsed
last night at the opening ball of the Wash
ington Saengerbund held In the National
Rifle's' Armory. Some five iiundrcd Invi-
tntions were Issued and a large number
of recipients attended.
The costumes were all creations of art
nnd tlie flowers worn by the ladies were
numerous and beautiful.
The dance programme was well selected.
It Included compositions by Strauss, Sousa,
MIllockcT. Hcndlx, and Rose). Dancing
began at half past nine o'clock and ended
Luncheon was served In tfic lower hall.
Henry Donch's orchestra of twelve pieces
Among those prewnt wen- Mr. and Mrs
Eberly, Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Disner, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Wnldnnn, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Reltcr, Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry Toctzman
and Miss Lilly Poetzmau, Mr. and Mrs.
Charle-s E. Gerocr. Mr. and Mrs. T. Samp
son, Mr. Aschenlnch. Mrs. E. Anneii.
Mr. William Bcrger, Mr. and Mrs. Anton
Le-rch, Mr. Carl Scliaerer, Mr. reldhaus,
Mr. William Strat.Sj.er. Miss Jennie Mox-ie-y,
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lepiicr. Mrs. Doneli,
Miss B. Lutz, Mrs Bow ell. Mr. and Mrs.
11. Dnutericli, Mr. George Dietrich. Mrs.
Vogt nnd Miss Vogt, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Illllt, Miss Lizzie Witt. Mr. Dunkhurst,
Miss C. Wardtkoenlg, Mls G. Crondcr,
Mrs. HurlcUius, Miss Bates, Mr. and Mrs.
Leddlngton jnd daughtir, Mr. and Mrs.
Brill, Mr. and Mrs. Latti rncr. Miss I'lugge,
Mr. Ilosch, Miss Lilly Hosch. Miss Wntziil.
Miss Bertha Arth. Miss Kate Arth, the
Mlsse-s Kahlcrt, Miss Emma Voigt, Mr.
Lent, Mr. Schules, Mr. TLeodore
Beuchert. Miss B. Devlin, Mr. O. Schilling,
.Miss E. LItzmistcr. Miss J. Iiodd, Mr.
Sidney Barr. Mr.H. Young. Mr. C. HcmcIi,
Mr V Schmidt. Mr. and Mrs. Sautcr,
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Faber, Mr. and Mrs.
A. Joers. Mr. and Mrs. C. Jacobson, Mr
William Wlhkle. Mr. Henry Doolau, Miss
Emma LeeMiiltzcr, Mr. C. Kcttler. Mr.
anel Mrs. Henry Bauers. Mr. R. Schmidt,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Kuehcl. Mr. nnd Mrs
Hochelzhen. IMr. Joseph Anderson, Mr.
aud Mrs. K. Schultz. Mr. ami Mrs. E.-tlii'rlcli,
Mr. and Mrs.lGlacser. Mr. E. W Robblns,
Miss A Knhler. Mr. L. Stelzlc. Jr., Mr.
Lizzie Loftus; Mr. II. A. lludlong. Miss
Rose Horowitz. Miss ltabclla Stein. Miss
Jennie Opperhrlmer, Mr. D. Mackenzie, Jr.,
the Misses Xander, Mr. Jami h McKnlgfct.
Mr. Thomas i Luckett, Miss Bertie Yost,
Miss Bella Stern. Mr. S. De-cknian. Mr. C.
Oriues, Mr. R. C. Turnmnn.Mr.S. E. I'rech,
Mr. C. F. Widiuayer. Mi:s Lizzie Berenz,
Mr ind Mrs ill. F. Getz Mr..Martm Wolf.
Miss M.iggielSniith aLd MUs Jessie Olcan
The following gentlemen composed the
floor copiinlttee Meters, r. Altrup, C.
Ilosch, E. Kuehcl. Anton Lerch. Charles
Mever. A. I'liU. 0, Schlllirg, R. ScLncider
and R. C. Tamilian.
PATRIOT AMERICAN JEWS.
Hon. Simon Wolf's Hook on the New
Hon. Simon Wolf of this city has Jut
issued an interesting and comprehensive
volume of 57C pages entitled "The Amer
ican Jew as Tatriot, Soldier anel Citizen."
Four vears has been devote I to the gather
ing of statistics and the compilation of
data. The result Is shown in a valuable
addition to historical literature.
The work nf revision ami collation was
performed by Louis Edw ard Lev y of Phila
delphia. The proceesls derived lnm the
sate of the book will be donated to the
orphan house of the rler"of LS'nai ll'rlth
at Atlanta, Ga., of which Mr. Wolf is a
From the period preceding the revolu
tionary war to the present time the Im
portant services rendered by Jewish cit
izens to the United States Is carefully re
viewed. Hie Impelling motive being a desire
on the pnrt of the author to enforce a
recognition of his people as a militant
factor In the upbuilding of the State, and
of Judaism as a primal force in the fur
therance or civilization.
By the exhaustive statistics collected,
but which must or necessity still I c Incom
plete, Mr. Wolf shows that 8.257 Jews
participated in the various wars waged by
tills country. 7.872 of these serviig in 11 c
late civil contest. Of these sixteen were
staff officers in theUnlon and twenty-four
staff officers In the Confederate nnnv. The
estimated Jewish population of the United
States nt that ierioil was bnt 150,000.
After referring to the good work accom
plished by his people In relieving tl e sick
nnd distressed, Mr. Wolf sums their claim
to recognition as follows.
"Not alore in dealing with conditions
that are ii,FpinbIe from the social svs
tem, but furthermore In deallrg with sucli
as are removable. In educating and lifting
up those of the community who are in
need of rostcrirg love; in furthering He
spread of intelligence, nnd In raising the
standard of citizenship, the Jewish people
have cwei unceasingly artlvc. and espe
cially so in free America, where they have
stood from tl e very beginning shoulder to
shoulder' with their fellow citizens or
every creed, in every movement that has
been made for freedom and lilerty. for
cuUure and charily. And well they might.
To no others of the Old World denizens vv as
the New World more comp'ctely rcw; for
no other people has the promise of the
Columbian enncit been more completely
fulfilled lhan for Ihc Jews."
altgeld'out of politics.
Says He Is'Not a Candidate Tor Vice
Chicago, Nov. 18. Governor Altgekl re
turned this morning with the Chicago narty
whlch went to Atlanta, ard said, when
nskcu wliai.iruu lucre was in tne iaiK
of his being a candidate for the Vice Presi
dency: "You can say) that Altgeld is out of
politics. I am eagerly looking forward to
the close of the next fourteen months when
I will turn over' to the people the finest
Stale government on earth and quit poll
tics forever. I want to get back to my
law practice and make some monev."
The Governor characterized as a "mali
cious, contemptible lie" the report that he
had refusenl to pirticipate In a parade with
federal troops. He said the-lie was con
ceived by a Chicago managing neivaparer
and that federal soldiers were not asked
to parade on Illinois day.
BUSINESS AND SENTIMENT.
Crossing Each Other In n New Jersey
Conrt ot Justice.
Trenton, N. J-, Nov. 18. The trial of
John A. Barnes, formerly manager of the.
Eastern Rubber Company, for the alleged
larceny ot $7,000 worth or the companj's
stock, was announced In the Mercer county
court as orf for the term. Barnes was
indicted at the Instigation of Frank A.
Magownn, principal owner of the factory.
Barms Is suing Magovvan to recover
3100,000 for the alienation of tlie affec
tions of Mrs. Barnes and the ownership
of the stock being involved in tie Issue
ot the case, rrosecutor Stockton considers
It best to await developments and not
prejudice cither side by the criminal trial.
MR. HANFORD AS SHYLOCK
Splendid Rendition of "The Mer
chant of Venice. "
Excellent List ot,Attractloim Offered
to Iitirgre Audiences at the
Various Pla) Iioukcm.
"The Merchant of Venice" was per
formed last night as the opening play of
the week's engagement of Mr. Charles B.
Hanford, Miss Nora O'Brieu and Mr. Ellbu
The audience was large, among those
In attendance being many who rarely aie
found at any but sterling productions of
sterling p!a)s The crowd was also par
ticularly enthusiastic and demoustrative.
so much so that all the leadiu members of
the cast were called out.
At the close of the fifth act the applause
was so constant and imperative that, Mr.
Hanford came out and made a speech of
thanks for the manner In which the produc
tion was received
The pla) Is lndecil staged well The
elopement of Jessica was a very ptetty
stage picture, as was Portia's garden, at
Belmont. Ip the garden scene the Loretto
quartet sang n barcarolle composed by
Prof. Mori and dedicated to Mr. Hanford,
to which Jessica, Lorenzo, Portia, Nerlssa
and the audience listened with equal
Mr. Hanford presents Sbylock on some
Hues differently from the traditional, nnd
especially In the court scene. In which Mr.
Hanford's reading suggests n sense of
humor in the situation on the part -if the
Jew. Iu oilier passages In this sce-ne he
uses emphases which are improvements on
some Interpretations with which this pub
lie is familiar.
On the whole, his 8h)Iock Is an artistic
Miss O'Brien brings Iu bear on her por
tion a great many native graces and a
culture, education anil refine ment. which
are good things to start with In n young
actress. She has a charming stage pres
ence and an engaging manner. She plays
her Ideal or Portia with Juelgmcnt, sin
cerity nnd sympathy. There nre jet, how
ever, tracc3 or studies in declamation,
which, however excellent, do not conceal
Otherwise I he bright and wl nsume a ctress
deserved highly nil the nppliusp at d the
ninny recalls she received. 8h will un
doubtedly suece-ed in her roles or the week.
Mr. fcpencer's Bassanio was a spirited
presentment. It was good all the way
through. His merits wire well rewarded
by tl e manner in which his work was re
ceived. The- Lorenzo of Mr. Richard Buhler was
also well performed, as were Nerlsn by
Miss Ada T. Eekerl aud Jessica by Miss
To-night the play will bo "Virginias."
In its new drcs3 aud improved hre and
there, Ilojt's "A Milk While Flag" as
seen at the National The-ater last night
was funnier than ever before.
Crowils may come and crowds may go,
!... lin,. .el It iil.v", t a r rT, flMill iv hi n the
Uti. lUlj .......... "J-. ........ -., -
colonel and the major and the general and
IDC vviuow aim an ure uimii n. ui'i"
Last night's audience was one or the
largest ns well is the most enthusiastic of
Tbe company is a strong one, and while
It contains nearly all the original members
it- h-i, mi.nl not.' additions, which have
mutcri.ill) EtreDgthcn.M it.
The local lavonie, unatic- owuhj. .
seen In his original character, the colonel,
and was as decidedly a gre-at a favorite as
he was when tuc town cnJo)ed his Major
Yelf iu "The Texas Ste-er."
Lloyd Wilson, the Major, was as always.
a great favorite. He still retains his
splendid baritone voice.
- Ed.Garvie, the surgeon, and John Marble,
the undertaker, are too well known to need
E. S. Weulworth is a new member ut the
"Ransom Guards." and Wlil'am DisUn, as
the bandmaster, likewise a new face here,
were well received. "
As thcgencral. Charles Warren .also a new
comer, was excellent In make-up and
action, nnd is a decided addition.
Of Prank Lawlon. the private and the
tramp, little more can be said except that
in his part, with whistling and dancing
slice laltlcs. he made a decided hit.
As Pigpott Luce, the corpse who dies to
win, George A. Beane, Is a new face here,
aud he duplicated his former successes In
The ladles are, as in all or noyt's com
panies, elecldedly attractive in race and
form. Miss Le-e Lamar, os the widow,
enacted a difricult part with case and
grace. Cora Tlnnie is a new recruit to the
company, and did well.
"From present prospects the"Milk white
Fl3g" will wave over e-rowded houses all
Chauncey Olcott, the favorite singing
Irish comedian, appeared at the Grand
Opera House last night In his newest and
most successful comedy drama "The Irish
Artist,'" before an audience which filled
the Immense auditorium to the ili ors.
Local audiences will never tire of Mr.
a. .- ,...n.iOnl nmn 1Ti.lrs flmt it is
doubtful it lie has an equal In hi line in
ballad stngirg. ne ma "" "" "
songs last nlgl't including "Knty Mahone-.
"My Beautiful Irish Maid." and Ms "Irish
Serenade," each of which showed ofr his
voice to n good advantage.
Not only is he a good sirger but a re
fined and graceful ami finished actor,
w lth nii-stnttra'ctlvepre-senceanda wonder
ful magnetism. Tie impression he left
was of a pleasing character.
The plav liseir has many strorg features
and the company with which He star has
surrounded himself make It a great suc-
It is rwll or sparkling Irish wit. which
Is well brought out, and altogether the
entire construction -of the play is of a
class distinctly Its own.
In addition to the workortheplcturcsque
hero, the villain or the play, as imperson
ated bv C. F. Gotthold. was a promlrcnt
featured and the greatest compliment he
received were the hlt-ses! or his audience.
Miss Efiie Germon, as Ire Widow Blake,
received hearty recognition for the splen
didly natural manner In which she carried
As the' heroine, Kate Malinne. Miss Ro
linda Balnbridge made a most favorable
impression by her splendid work.
Manager Allen undoubtedly has a win
ner, wlrch will crowd Iii splendid theater
all this week.
What a pretzel is to a glass of beer Is
the overture to "Hansel and Gretel,"
Humpcrdlnck'sfalr) opera, which received
Its first presentation here last night
at the Lafa)ctle Square Theater,
The simple story of tl e peaeant children
and their encounter with the witch, so
prettllv told bv Grimm, is set to exquisite
teutonic melcKlj, winch leaves nothing
to be regretted but the rendering of the
libretto In Englisliinste.nl of the language
In which It was composed.
It is given by Sir Augustus Harris' Lon
don conipnn), under the management of
Augustm Daly, ard is perfect in setting
and costuuing. The weight of the local
score is carried by Miss Marie Elln, as
Hansel, and Miss Jeanne Douste, Grctcl,
lightly. indswecllywilhgrneennd strength,
their acting being delightfully charac
teristic of the buoyancy and whimsical
joys and fears of childhood.
Mr. Jacques Bars, the only mascullre
artist who takes part, has a povv erf ul v olee.
of Interesting eiuallty.the very -voice with
which to sing the boisterous besom song.
Tlie child eating witch. Miss Louise
Mclssllngcr. was quaint to liehold, and
danced he broomstick dance and quavered
her "hocus pocit," Incantations wierdly.
Following the prayer, in the second act,
which was loudly applauded. Is a very
effective transformation scene. In which
guardian angels descend from the clouils
to protect the sleeping children.
The purity of the story and the beaut)
of the music cannot fail to win for the
opera In Washington the success it de
serves. When the curtain rose on ho first act
of tlie Hopkins Trans-Oceanic" Star Spe
cialty Company, at Kernan's Theater last
night, the house was packed to the doors.
The magnet that drew the unusually large
oroof, 8 distinct
styles in calf, and
finest Vici Kid
i would rcadilv sell
m frr Q.1 -iM.l
$$5, here only QO
RELIABLE bllOE HOUSES,
19H-19HPH. Are a. w.
K3 2's. Ats s.
928 Seventh St.
We shall got the lining
trade of this city by
quoting the lowost prices
prices such as have
"never before been quoted.
C3c ceuulno fiber Cuatno!s,29o
Geuuino Fiberlnp, 14-c yard.
40c genuine Haircloth. I2iia
Beet Cc Cambric, 4-V4C yard.
13c lis Waist Lining. lOHc
Imitation Haircloth. S?ic yd.
ICc iilecias, 7Jc yard.
9E3 SeYenlu SI
crowd was the Rossow Brothers, the little
midgets, who have held packed houses
charmed ami amazed with their wonderful
feats or strength and agility.
These little fellows, Karl and Tranz,
are e-isbt'xn and twenty )c.irs or age, re
spectively. The former stands lwent)-."ive
inches high and weighs si ttevn and one-aair
pounds, while the latter is twenty years
old, stands, thirty Inches high and weighs
They are remarkably bright, keeping
the audience In a continual state or laugh
ter by their witty sayings and capi rs.
They are also perfectly well formed, which
is something unusual with midgets as tiuy
as they are.
Some of their feats of strengtli are won
derful. They lift weights ami snap chains
with the same ease that their brother
"strong men" who are blessetl with tneir
six feet oild do. and thet'ite-round boxiug
exhibition that they give is a marvel.
Not only are the) well ve-rd in the art
ot scir-deren-e, but they are as quick as
lightning and ha vesome"halfhH)k punches.
Jabs and swings" In their repertoire that
would make even "Gentleman Jim" open
Ford and Francl, the operatic sketchUts;
Tom Mack, the minstrel comedian; Pulgora.
the transflgurator; Ryan and RichfieM In
and Doreto, the Chinese acrobats, wereall
good In their respective lines.
Jester, tlie great ventriloquist, made
his first appearance, since ccniing to this
country, before a Washington audience,
as did the sisters Gehrue in their songs aud
dances. They both showed themselves
to be artists of merit.
The entertainment wound up with Mr.
Thos. J. Ryan's one-act comedy, entitled
"A Coquette." TliLs Is an extremely
laughable little skit and brought down the
American Ministers and Conouls to
Re-celvo Decoration. -
A private letter received here from a
naval officer 011 the China station conveys
Ihe Intelligence that the Japanese emperor
will decorate a number of American diplo
matic and consular oHlcers In China and
Japan Tor rcrvlces reirflered by them to
the Japanese government elurlng tbe late
war wilh China.
To Mirister Dun ot Toklo nnd Minister
Denby at Pekin the decoration of the
"Rising Sun," which Is the highest deco
ration conferred upou any person, except
to those of royal b'rth. will be given. Olhcr
decorations of less pr-mlreccc will be
presented to Enltcd Stntcs Consul General
Jcrnlgan at Shanghai and Cousuls Charles
Sevmiur at Canton. J. Courtrey Hlxwm at
rn'chow and SheridanP. Keeil at TienTsIi).
Others again whom the Emiieror will
compliment are Charles Denby, Jr.. secre
tary of legation at Pekin; Joseph R. Herod,
second secretary at Toklo; Captain Barber,
naval attache at Tokio. autl Commander
Emory, of the gunliont Petrel.
It Is Eaid ct the State Depirtment that
the services renelered by United States
Ministers Dun and Denby to China and
Jaun during the continuance of I oMilltles
lMtween thoce countries can hanlly beover
, tmiated. Acting under Instructions from
this government the two ministers served as
a diplomatic conduit through which all
the negotiations, vv hlch resulted In the
treaty or peace, were carried.
The admirable temper and round judg
ment displayed by them Imi-ressesl the
Japanese and Chinese governments most
r.ivorably. It is not unlikely that when
each minister relit', s torlvnte lire he
will lie the reclpi-'iit of more tulistantlal
evidence ot the appri-ciatlon In which he
is held by tl'e two Emperors.
Mr. George W. Lawrence sang "Abide
With Me," for tl eoffertor) at St. Stephens'
Church, Sunday morning. .Mr. CLtney Is
the musical director or St. Strpl ens.
Mr. Lawrence is al.o arrarglrg to give
informal mcslcalcs at his studio 1 nee a
month. Tl e participants In trcse will be
his pupils and friends. Tl e first for the
season will Lc held the rirst cr second wck
Tror Lawrence will give a pupils' concert
at Ballston. Va., on Thanksgiving evening,
the 2Sth iust.
The Mozart Chorus Club em'er Ire leader
ship or Mr. J. H nuntcr I as taken up the
relK-nrs.ils ror the winter with a vim, and
a full attendance; Is the rule.
At the suggestion of the leader end tLc
approval of the inemliers the club has teen
subdivided into male and female cjiartcis,
Ilia Indian Claim Rejected.
The United States Court of Cla'ms has
dismissed th" petition of certain Nevr York
Indian v.'ho claimed from the government
$2,393,G0O because of the nllr-rcd loss of
certain lands granted them In the State ot
Kansa3 in exchange Tor lands surrendered
by litem in New York Stale.
Washington, Nov. 18.
Times Publishing Co.-
Gents: I take great pleasure In Inform
ing 5 on or The results of my .Id In Sunday's
Times, as I merely gave jour paper a lest.
I am gratified with the result. Several of
the lots advertised hav c been entirely closed
out. I think jour paper a flrst-;lass ad
vertising medium. Yours very respectfully,
Importer nnd dealer In bric-a-brac, 618
14th street northwest.
W aro lesdsrs
In oTcrr Una ct
manr of t&ex !l
- .. - j
ivi i.ui uauD.
needs a spoclali
Shoe ww have It I
laced to tn toe I
sploudld for com-l
ion r". ... , 11
For Ladles- j
flipper that is al
ways worm i-w.il!
I only wo know how to soil It for less. j W
Open till 8 p. m. Saturdays, 1U3X
Ladles bhoes polished free
NEW KATlONAL rilEATSR.
Every Erenlug, )Vxl- and Sat Jltatluees.
Next week Tho Whitney Opera Con pany la
CHURCH OP OUR FATHER.
Cor J3tn and LSts. H. Wt
Annual Fair and Enieriainmsnt.
TUE3.. WED, and TIIUKS. EVEMNU3,
nvernrtcr 10. 21. and 21.
Tuesday. 4 to 6 o'clock L-lnner, 33 cents 8.30,
"MotbertiocBB and II er Children."
Wednesday, a to 10 o'clock Italiaa Harpists
Thurs "ay, 8 o'clock Mcsl al and literary pro
gramme Evening Admission. ID ceats.
A LLEN'i GRAND OPERA HOLSE.
Week of Nov. 18th.
MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY.
The Irish Artist
Supported by an Excellent Company.
Next Wees THE MERRY VV ORI a
A COUNTER LUNCH
Will ba given by the Ladles of the
N TIONAL HOVIEOPATIIIC HOSPITAL
Tuesdiv, dne gday, and Thurs-liy. Novem
ber IP. a', and tl. trom 12 to 2 o'clock, at the
Hcoo Uuildln;. ;ZX K street, first Door.
A Good Lunch, 25c.
ACAnnilY. Prlc, 55. . T3C. aid jl 90
V ed. and SiL Mats. 33 ana 53 Itejerei
Charles B. Hanford. Elihu Spencer
and Nora O'Brien.
TONIGHT at 8, also Matinee Tomorrow,
31 K. SPENCER as ICiLJUS
Miss O BlilEN as YII GINU
Wednesday, JUL!L'; CESAR; Thtir.. iHJIO.N
and PillHA-: IrL. liOVIU'Jand JLUET; Mat.
Sat. THE MEI.C1IANT of VENICE; Sat
Next week May Irwin In "The Widow Jones."
LAFAYETTE SQUARE SoKt(iSXr)
JOHN W. ALUAUGU. ... Manager.
Prices. SJc, 5Cc, Tic, tl and VJO
One Week Onlr. Matinees Wed. and bat
FIRST TIME HERE,
Ml! AlGlsTls HARRIS' I OMJUN
UPIRA COMPl.NY. IN
HANSEL and GRETEL
ilnmpordl nek's DeHslUful Opera, direct from
Daly's 1 heater. ew York, under raanag
tnent ofilr. AngnsttaDalf.
Xote Child reii bait irlce to all rea erred seat
at matinee performances
Iveit Week-THE OLD II051ESTEAD.
KERAVS L CFCU THEATER.
AU This W eefc.
Including the E0SOW BROS, tbe mlnlatnra
fcandows marvels ot tne nlueteeuth century.
Next Wcek-RENTZ S ANTLEY CO
ST. ASAPH. VA.
Commencing- on Nov. 6 tho
first race will be called at 2 p. tn.
sharp. Special train will leave
Penn. Depot at 1 p. m. This
will be the only special Race
Train until further notice.
E. E. DOWNHAM.
HENRY SCHULTZE. rrcsiclcnt.
Eeautlfully Situated on East Wash
CoacSes connect at 330, 4-03. 5-0J. 3.D, 6.0J,
tJO.T-00. T--J). S 00, 8JU, 9JUB, KttM. tlr and 1 faM
p. m. with r' at. cm at Sth and E. Cap. sts. and
w It h cable cars at feib. sL aud 1'cnna. are. Faro
round trip. S3 cont
PIANO. Organ, Vocal Aluslc and theory
tacKhtfcyi. f. GERMUILLEl:, til Ibt. nw
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Evory day In the year for Fortress Moi
roc. Norfolk, Portsmouth, and all polnci
&cuth and bouthwrst by the powerful
new Iron palace steamors -Newport
NCV79, -Norfolk" aid -Washtnctoa.-learlng
dally cu thu tcllowlDC scnodul
LT.Wasa'toii T nil pro Lv I'ortstnoti r, no pr
LvJLlax'cl'ta T-10 inn ix. Norfolk CIO im
Ar.Kt llonr'eli JO ain.Ls.I t ilouroo7.20 rxn
Ar.Ncrfolk 1 30 air. jAr.AlexV.rln j 00 am
A.rrortsm'h H ne' nmiAr W.-nh'ctnnri 30 am
VISITORS TO THE ATLANTA EX
POSITION arl the resorts -it l-firtrce
Monroe. Virginia Beach and I- loritla will'
find this a very attractive ro.ite. os tt
breaks the monotony of an nil rat! riela.
Tickets on sale at 613, Cli, 14S1
Pennsylvania avenue. 11 A O ticket
office, corner HftccDth street and revr
York avenue, and on board learners.
There time-table, rtwiri. Kte , con also
J.U CAIXAUVN. GEN. MANAGER.