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THE- JVlOllNlNGr TIMES -WEDNESDAY MARCH 17, 1897
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JE on spring rollers, aU colors,
- E 1 yard wide, 2 yards Ions,
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p on tested spring- rollers,
t 36x72. all colors, for...23c each
Extra quality Opaque Shades
C on tested spring rollers,
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Cotton Derby Tapestry for
E furniture covering- and
E portieres, looks like silk,
C 50 inches wide, for GOcyard
E Tapestry Table Covers,
E 12 yards square, new colors
j and patterns, worth 90c
E yard, for 75c yard.
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Never mind about the money we
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way you say weekly r monthly.
Our new spring cairiagcsare here,
ami a handsomer stock you never
kuwI A neat, bubstnntial carnage
for $5 more, clear up to $50
There s furniture and carpets
here for every room in your house
and our prices ate LOWER than
those of the cash fctores. "We hopo
v0u will DOUBT that statement
enough to come up here and SEE.
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Tarlor Suites, from 22. DO to
Chamber Suites from $13 to
Oood Brussels Carpet, 50a yard
1 ngrain Carpet from 3Gc. a yard
G-root Oak Extension Tnble,$3.50
Woven Wire Springs, $1.75.
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"We have the best lot of pood Square
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anil you can pay for them
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with each instrument. .New Upright
Pianos on $10 payments. Everything re
duced in price to suit the times.
John F. Eliis & Co.,
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CALLERS ON 1. MI1SLEY
A Falling Off in ilie Number of
MEETING OF THE CABINET
Picture." Taken by Several Pltotog
raphers of. the VreHldent aud Hi.s
Official Family Au Informal Chut
Itelatlvje to the Ttoutiue Work of
There ws a noticeable falling off iu
the number of place-hunters who called at
the "iVliite House yesterday. The fact that
it vns Cabinet day may have operated to
keep many away, hutthe general impres
sion is that the hungry hoidc lias become
"disgruntled" at the slow manner in
wiiicn Prusiaeut ilcIUnley is uistiibuthjf;
the offices under his control, and are show
ing tlicir displeasure by kceping-away froni
the Executive Mansion. A number of mem
bers audex-members presented themselves,
however, before the members of the IMeil
dentu official fcunily ariived, to discuss
matters pertaining to the Cabinet.
llcury C. Payne, national coiiiinitteeuian
from "Wisconsin, was one of the first call
ers. Senator Peuro:e. of I'emieylvania. asain
called upon the President. He was, ac
companied by the following members of
the iloiuc from bib state: ileasr. Arnold,
Cftracll, Cull), icobbliib, Olubtead, Brain,
llicks, and Butler.
Several or these were introduced to the
President for tho first time. Mr. ile
KJnley received the delegation mont cor
dially and heemed delighted that they
had not called for the purpose of securing
a Mia re of ttic spoils..
A formal fight against the appointment
of Col. Hanlson Gray Otis, of California, ay
Assistant Seci-etary of War was begun j-es-teiday,
and will, it is said, be waged unie-
lentingly. col. Otis has been regarded as
almost a certainty ror this position. In ad
dition to buing u. man or prominence in
his State, he has been known asanoriginal
MclCiuley man and on close terms with the
PreMdeiit aud other men of prominencein
the Administration. Yesterday morning
Representative Jesse Oveistrcet called on
President MclCinlcy and entered a formal
protect against the apiHintment of Col.
This protect was on behalf of the Intei
national Tjpographical Union, which lias
headquarters at Indianapolis, the district
reprehenteti by iir. Overstreet. Mr. Over
btreet did not present any papers, but will
do po later. President Pix"-cott, of the
union. Is at the head of the fight, nis op
position is on the ground that Col. Otis is
an enemy of organized labor. He charges
tliat Col. OUs is now employing non-union
printers on liU paper, the Los Angeles
Times. Mr. Overstreet spoke plainly to the
President on the subject, saying he did
not think bo powerful an organization as
theprintei scould be antagonized. Of course
there is no idea of how the fight will end,
but it is thought that it will delay the
appointment for borne time. Nothing will
be done until there is a lieailng of the
Senator Minns, of West Viralnla. was
another of the early callers at tho White
House today, but lefused to divulge the
object of his mission.
Congressman Van Voorhnof Ohio brought
a delegation of Washingtonlaus; Dr. C. G.
Stone, Col. II.L.liiacoe, Mr. li. K Schneider,
Thomas Wilson and Tliomas Blagden, for
a call on the President, in the interest-" of
Mr W. Van Sant Cox, for District Commis
sioner. They were unable to sec Mr. Mc
Klnley. however, and will return on Thurs
day. They state that they are not in any
way opposed to Mr. Boss, if the President
wishes to reappoint him; but have Mr Cox
as their second favorite.
Mr. U. II. Warner called on private busi
ness, but did not see the President.
Col. Henry H. Prettyman, of Gov. Buh
ncll's aff, a friend of President Mc
Kinlcy, called to pay his respects during
the Cabinet meeting, but was obliged 1o go
away without --cclng him. Col. Pretty
man bears a striking resemblance to the
ThcWaihlugton conference of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church, colored, recently
in session at Annapolis. Md., was repre
sented by fifteen delegates, who were re
ceived by the President at 1 o'clock.
Senator Spooncr of Wlsconsiu with a
delegation fiom the same State were other
callers upon the President. They were fol
lowed by Hon. "Richard Bland of Missouri,
who said he only called to "pay his re
spects'' to the President.
Representative J. V. Graff, or Illinois,
urged the appointment of I. II. Franklin,
of Cnicago, as Auditor of the War De
partment. Mr. Franklin held the position
of deputy auditor of the Treasury Depart
ment under President Harrison's adminis
tration. Senator Kyle and ex-Representative
Plcklcr, or South Dakota, called to ad
vocate the appointment of John II. Drake,
formeily of South Dakota, but who now re
sides in New York.
The Cabinet meetingyesterdayvarledits
routine by admitting a flock of pho
tographers, representing sj-ndicates and
illustrated newspapers. The day was
Tair; the light in the Cabinet-room excel
lent; the genUemcn of President McKia
ley's orficii?l family are a set of stroiig
faced men, and the photographers were
the best in Uie business. The world,
thercfoie, may expect good results- from
the hillings. It may be that this Cabiuel
group will be considered the handsomest
As the cameras were trained on the
Cabuict table President ilcKinley sat in
the foreground showing a right three
quarters view of his fine smooth face. His
right liand rested on the table. At bis
right the grizzled face of Sherman bore a
calm diplomatic look, and at his left the
handsome face and natriarchial beard of
Secretary Bliss will make an Imposing ap
pearance. The others were grouped in ilie
usual order around the table, all facing
The Cabinet gentlemen jollied the pho
tographers along, and were not asked once
during the ordeal to look pleasant.
All the Cabinet was present yesterday and
everybody was on time, Mr. Alger being
the last to arrive.
Secretary Sherman never walks any
where. He came over from the State 2e
partment in his carriage. He differs very
much in this habit from bjs predecessor,
Mr. Olney, who was one of the greatest
walkers Washington official life ever had.
Secretaries Bliss and Wilson also came iu
The Cabinet people -were the only ones
allowed to pass into the presence of the
President without going through Secretary
Porter's room. Tliey are greeted by Door
keeper Loeffler pleasantly as they pass
lihn. At 11 o'clock tlie door was closed
to the outside world.
The meeting yesterday was entirely pre
liminary in its character. The hour and a
half after the photographers left was spent
In an Informal chat relative to the routine
workoftheOifferentdepartments. Nothing j
was done except the laying out of future
work and even not much was accomplished
In this- direction: It is understood that
neither1 the Cuban situation nor the finan
cial question "was touched on.
The Attorney General remained for u.
short consultation -with the President after
the Cabinet adjourned.
SOHHY TO LOSE 3111. HOBBS.
3IouihcrNuHiH Congregation Agrec
nbly Surprise 12 J in.
Itev. G. W. Hobbs, who until the recent
session of the Baltimore conference hud
been the pastor or. Trinity M, . Church,
was tendered a delightful farewell surprinc
and reception last night at the home of Mr.
ami Mrs. E. R. Berkeley, No. 428 Fourth
street southeast. The house was filled with
members of the congregation, and after an
evening or social intercourse the entire
company adjourned to the dining-iooni,
where i erreshments were served.
When Mr. Hobbs turned his plate the sur
prise of the evening came to light in the
shape of an envelope containing ifoS, the
girt or as many members of the congiega
Mr. Oeotge It. Cook, superintendent, for
mally presented the handsome gift to the
pastor in a brief address, expressing the
legard of the donors and their regret atthe
termination or his pastorate. .Mr. Hobbs
replied in characteristic, happy vein, dis
claiming any previous knowledge that
"greens'' would flguie on the bill of fare.
During the evening instrumental and vocal
iuuicvas rendered byseveral of thegucsts.
Mr. Uobba luiil family will leavcfor their
new Inline in Baltimore on Thuisday next,
and on that evening a reception will be
teudered them at the Monroe street par
sonage, to be followed by a public recep
tion in the church.
AN AFTERNOON RECEPTION
Mrs. McKinley Welcomed Her Call
ers in the White House Library.
Mr. and Mrs. John 11. Ilendorsou
limertained u Distinguished Com
pany M tne.de Lome's Dinner.
Mr McKinley lccelved yesterday after
noon from :$ o'clock to 4:U0. The custom
of the White House under ihe new regime
Is to have the callers ushered Into the re
ception looms on the fhst floor, where
they are asked to wait. Some of them, If
strangers, pass the interval of waiting
bannteilug through the statu reception
rooms, looking Into the conservatories or
wailtngputlentlyiiitheRcd Corridor, where
handsomely upholstered couches nnd chairs
have been placed for their benefit, until
they are Invited upstairs to the library,
where Mis. McKinley receives.
This homelike and beautiful room Is
dheclly over the Dlue Room and is of
the same oval shape. It is furnished in
shades of golden brown and olive. The
large south window had its drapery drawn
back, and the golden sunlight streamed
into the apartment, lighting up the soft
gray haii of the "first lady In the land,"
who nude a charming picture in her ma
hogany t'hair, which was upholstered in
a rich olive velvet. Mis. McKinley was
looking extremely well and wore a gown
of black brocade with a Louis Quiuze
Jacket or a delicate roblns-egg-bluc satin
brocaded iu a small pink flower. It was
finished at the throat aud wrists witu a
ruffle or point late. A diamond brooch
fastened the lace Ht the neck, and the
large soUtaiie earrings, which arc Mrs.
MeKinley's favorite ornaments, were worn.
Mrs. MrKiuley Is much more youthful look
ing than mo people suppose, and her
smile Is of rare sweetness.
Her eyes are gray, clear and bright, and
"I have felt perfectly at home iu the
White House from the first," said Mrb.
McKinley, replying to a question as to her
first impressions or her new home. "You
know," she continued, 'I have spent a
good de:d or time in the White House aa
a guest. During the Administration of
President Hayes, 1 visited ills family for
two week, and on other occasions, I spent
several days here. Of course our resi
dence in Washington, while my husband
was In Congress, made Washington aud
my friends here very dear to me."
"Yes, the weather lias been very fine, and
I have enjoyed many drives In the city nnd
suburbs My health is greatly improved,
and 1 teem to be gaining strength every
Mrs McKinley shook hands cordially with
each departing guest, nnd iu a few giace
ful phrases assured each of a future wel
come. The gentle pressure of Mrs. McKlnley's
hand Is in strong contrast to the quick,
firm grasp or that of Mrs. Cleveland.
Mrs. McKiuley's slender white ringers
were enclicled with many costly rings.
Conspicuous among them were three or
canal sl?e, an emerald, an opal aud a tur
quoise, each being suriounded with dia
monds. Receiving with Mrs McKinley, were Mrs.
Morse, or California, who was gowned In
violet and black brocade; Mrs. Saxton, who
was handsomely nttlredin black satin, with
a vest or white satin and point lace. Miss
Mabel McKinley looked very pretty and
girlish in her gown ft green and white
Hon JohnB Henderson and Mrs. Hender
son entertained at dinner last night the
British Ambassador and Lady Pauncefote,
the Austro-Hungnrian Minister and
Baroness Hcngelmullcr, the Secretary of
WarandMrs. Alger, thcPostma st er General'
and Mrs. Gray, the Belgian Minister, Mrs.
Hawley, Secretary Bliss, of the Interior,
and Senator a ndMrs. Mark Hanna.
The round table was laid with a damask
cloth, liaving a deep border of handsome
lace, through which the undcrcloth of pink
satin showed -with artistic effect. In the
center of the fable was a magnificent
lamp, which was surrounded with a circle
of Farleycnses ferns. The lamp glowed
under a flower shade resembling a great
overturned poppy with silken petals, tinted
from pale yellow to bluish pink.
At each cover were placed tall crystal
vases, containing in each three Iong-stctn-med
Bridesmaid roses. Other favors were
hand-painted sarin bonhonieres in the form
of hearts, which were filled with delicious
One of the trinmphs of the caterers' art
which adorned the table wa8 a horn of
plenty overflowing with marons glasse.
Another artistic feature wns a white gon
dola floating in a sea of billowy green and
drawn by snowy swans; the boat being
filled with conserved fruits.
The Spanish minister and Mmc. Dupuy
de Lome entertained at dinner last night
Mr. and Mrs. de Hcredla, of New York; Miss
Brooks, Mr. Du Bosc, Miss Andrade,"Mr.
Solcr, Miss Gana, Mr. Pastor, Miss Horst
man, Mr. Sickles, Miss Ethel Horstman.Mr.
Gana, Miss Hichborn, Mr. Aquaronl, Miss
Kilpatrick, Count Galarza, Miss Ward and
Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs.
Lyman Gage have taken up their resi
dence in the Massachusetts avenue house
which they recently leased from Mr. A, O.
Aldls. They moved in yesterday, and are
now very busy getting things arranged.
Senator and Mrs. "McMillan will enter
tain at dinner tonight in honor of the Sec
retary of War and Mrs. Alger.
Col. Bryton, TJ. S. A., Tetired, and Mrs.
Brayton have taken apartments' at the
Mr.'E T- Farrar, of the board of health,
is aeriousiy HliviUt gout at bis liome on
Massachusetts avenue northwest.
IE OFFIGESEEKERS BUSY
Thousands of Applications Filed
at the Various Departments.
HAD DISTINGUISHED VISITORS
Yesterday "Was" "Cabinet Day," out
TliisFnctDidJCotPa-event u dum
ber of Jiuergetlc Office-hunters
from Pressing Their Claims Upon
the Ilends of the Departments.
Despite the fact that yesterday was
"Cabinet day," and, under the lules, the
departments were supposed to be closed
to the appeals ,of the ofricescckcru, theie
was more or less business of the uatue old
kind at the saitle old &tund3.
Twenty applicants were registered at the
Treasury Department; about 5,000 papers
were handled by the appolutuieut division
of the Postoff Ice Department, mainly from
those who want the fourth-class postmai
tershlps; a large number of applications
were received at the' Interior Depart
ment from the White House, the papers
having originally gone to Canton,. -lad each
of the other departments was in receipt of
its customary quota.
The Treasury register showed these:
Auditoraof Uic War Department Charles
Hedges, Washington. D.C; J. H. 1'iankbn,
Toluca, HI., C. A. Allien, Benton, 111.;
G. W- Myers, Lottvllle, Miss.: George A.
Bailey, Manchester, N. H.; John i;evnrx,
Greenville, Ohio. Eugene 13. Caddis, Wash
ington, U. C, assistant register; John
W.Faxon, Chattanooga, Tenn., Comptroller
of tbeCunency: C. ii- Uicho.Summerrield,
Ohio, Connuiesloner of Immigration; John
Ruhen, Nashville, Tenn., commissioner
of immigration, both for the Washington
office; foi Commissioner of Immigration at
New iToik, K. A- Myendorff aud Henry C.
Parke, of New York; John Same, of Lisbon,
Ohio. For surveyor of customs at Pitts
burg, It. -M. Hawkins, of Tittsbnrg.
Por Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
John P. Traccy, of Springfield, Mo.
For Collectors of Internal Revenue, W.
Ii. Pcttiford, of Birmingham, at Bir
mingham, Ala.; Daniel i'erry, or Mays
vilie, Mo., at Kansas City, Mo.; F. B.
DeWltt, of Toledo, Ohio, at Toledo, Ohio.
Collectors or Customs, James Kips, of
San Francisco, Cal., at Sitka, Alaska;
S. L. Haiti, of San Antonio, Texas, at
The several Cabinet officers had dld
tlnguished visitors yesterday before and
after the Cabinet session. Ex-President
Harrison was a caller at the Uepartnteat
of Justice, walking in with Attorney Gen
eral McKenna about 11 o'clock. His
busiuess was- to consult the library.
Gen. C. II. Grosvcnor, of Ohio, Senator
Warren, SenntonShoup and Congressmen
Pearson nnd Linney were also at the De
partment of Justice.
In the orders for transfer and other pur
poses, issued by Secretary Long yesterday,
four officfrb of the Navy are dirrctcd to
-report In Washington oa the 23d instant for
examination for promotion. These are:
Lieut. F. It. Bralnard, Lieut. Commander
W Swift, JJettt. Commander A. It. Conden,
and Eufeigu, M. L. Bristol.
Twenty other officers arc detached from
present service mainly for duty elsewhere
Surgeon II. G. Beyer, home ami waiting
orders; Lieut. Commander W. J. Barnctte,
home and three 4iionths leave; Capt. C.
M. Chester, from Newark, to make ready
for sea; Lieut. Commander P. Gnrst, from
the Raleigh to the Newark; Chief Engineer
F. II. Bailey, from Newark to Raleigh; Chief
Engineer C. R. Roelker. from Raleigh, home
on leave: Ast. Engineer It C. Moody, from
Newark to Raleigh; Ensign G. V. Cooper,
from Raleigh home on leave; Ast. Hngl
neer A. W. Dunbar, from the Newark to
the Vermont; Lieut. J. A. H. Nickels, from
the navy yard at New York, to the Marble
head; Lieut, n. Minett, from the Marble
head, home on leave; Paymaster J. E.
Cann, from the Newark, home
to settle accounts aud await orders; Cadet
G. B. Rice, from the Newatk to the In
diana; Ensigu T. Washington, from the
Terror to the Coast Survey: Ensign R. H.
Osborne, from the Newark to the Terror;
Assistant Engineer J.H. Rowcn, from the
Newark home, on leave ror three months;
Lieut. N. Sargent, from the Newark home,
on leave ror one month; Lieut. P. Andrews,
from the Newark to the Columbia; Ensign
W. I). Macdougall, from the Newark to
the Rnleigh; Lieut. J. H. Shipley, from the
Newark to the Marblehead; Assistant En
gineer G. W. Laws, from the Raleigh home,
on leave for three months.
Mr. Price Lane, who come over from
the last Administration as private secre
tary to the Secretary of the Interior, re
signed the place some days ago, but agreed
to remain -until his successor could arrange
to take charge. Mr. Forrest Rayncr, of
Brooklyn, has been selected to succeed
him, and took charge yesterday. Mr.
Lane will go to his ranch m Colorado.
It may be set down as a probability
not at all remote that Mr. Theodore F.
Swayze will be the new chief clerk of the
Treasury Department. Mr. Swayze has
the .support of Senator Piatt, of .Yew York,
besides other very strong influences in
his favor. Ho was formerly chief cleik,
but resigned to accept a place with the
United States Express Company, in which
Mr. Piatt Is a chief factor. Major Ilrackctt,
a competitor for the appointment, is to be
provided for otherwise.
Some of the friends of Hon. Henry Clay
Evans are said to be urging him not to
accept the PensionCommtssionership. They
do not like the idea of seeing Mm liury
hlinsolf in an orfice which is noted as the
wrecker of political aspirations.
JOAQUIN MILLER'S HOME
Joaquin Miller was, among other things
in his adventurous youth, a pioneer of
Callfornlain M9: and his home today is
oti the heights of Oakland, in that State,
overlooking the Golden Gate. The famous
bard returned therein 1890, after a long
exile in the civilization of the errete East,
and acquired 1,000 acres in the then bar
ren foothills tot a mere song that Is to
say, for about the price of one of his own
virile "Songs of the Sierras." He set
about reclaiming? this upland desert, and
today it literally Wossoms like the iosc.
Of late "be has cultivated Japauese poets
and olive trees! t In his orchard be has
planted whole rows and thickets of violets
and La France roses, so thatthe place Is a
wilderness of bloom. When Ellen Terry and
Henry living visited Miller at his home
last year he had the whole pathway by
which the actress approached the house
from the gate strewn with roses.
Copious springs of the purest water In
the world havcibeen struck on the heights
since they came into Joaquin Miller's pos
session, and the property "would easily sell
for $75,000 today, were he minded so to
dispose of it. He is not. He intends to live
and eventually to die there: for, as he has
"truly aid, "It Is a life among the solitudes
that-tinges a man's aim3 with sentiment,
and gives to his soul a light that sordid
ambition either drives away or .makes im
possible." LeMie's Weekly.
The Puritan at Hntnptou Heads.
The cruiser Columbia, which towed the j
Puritan to New York.Tcachingthere Mon
day morning, arrived at Hampton Roads
SNAP SHOT INTERVIEWS
"I have known PresldentMcKinley would
occupy the President's pew at the Metro
politan Church for six months back, but
during all the speculation regarding this
fact in the newspapers no reporter ever
thought to ask me about the matter.'
Rev. Dr. Johnston, Pastor Metropolitan
,fGen. Horace Porter was most successful
as grand marshal of the Inaugural parade.
He has fine executive ability." Col. My
ron M. Parker.
"Gen. Horace Torter will tell the French
men good stories In iiis after-dinner
speeches. He is an exceptionally pleas
ing raconteur, and I have enjoyed many of
his bon mots.'' Col. Fd Hay.
"It is onJy a matter of time until we
have liqucdifcid air, and a bucketful will
run -a car 200 miles. This will not seem
so far distant when I tell you that as
much as a cupful can now be obtained, and
only the expenses attached to the process
in responsible for it not being used at the
present day." Mr,Ifoadley, of the H oadley
Knight Compressed A ir Mot or Compa ay.
"Speaking of the examination of titles
to real estate In Washington, did It ever
occur to you that the fee paid for an ab
stract or certificate of title is absurdly
small? Leaving out the labor or search
lug through a mass of records, say the
property under examination is valued at
$10,000, and tho attorney or title in
surance company issues a certificate to
the effect tliat the title Is good In snch
and such a person, and years afterward
by reason of some litigation or other cir
cumstances the title is found to be de
fective, the attorney or title insurance
company is held liable for that amount
for damages aud all that for $30! Why
the real estate broker who assumes al
most no responsibility gets a much bigger
commission for negotiating the sale. 1
think tliat the proper and Just -way would
be to predicate the charge for a certifi
cate or abstract upon the value of the
property under examination "George H.
O'Connor, District Title Insurance Com
pany. "Your good cartoons recently ought to
make circulation.- I see people smiling over
tliem." Edward F. Fane, Advertising
COMING TO THE THEATERS
Thomas E. Shea's play, "The Man-o-Wars-Mau,"
Is one of. the striking suc
cesses of theseason. It Is no wonder that
this is so, because the play has all the ele
ments which contribute to a great success.
There is enough of strong, healthy excite
ment, stirring scenes aud thrilling inci
dents in the piece to furnish material for
half a dozen plays. The principal Interest,
of course, centers in the hero, Capt. John
Conway, impersonated by Mr. Shea. Con
way is one of those bold, free-and-easy
sailors, such as Clark Russell love to de
scribe in his famous sea stories. There is
no limit to bis bravery, and the interest of
the audience is so strongly attached to
him that the spectators sit breathless as
he passes from one adventure to another,
wondering how he can possibly escape
through them all. During his successful
career Mr. Shea has played a great variety
of characters, but none or them have
fitted him more perfectly than that of the
dashing Jack Conway.
But Jack Conway is not the only inter
esting person in the "Man-o'-Wars-Man."
The leuding female character is Elinor
Denleigh, who masquerades as Vera Ma
randorr, the famous Russian spy. She is
an expert in plots and intrigues, but she
Is also la love with Jack Conway, nnd
when It comes to choosing between him
and her duty to the Russian government,
she selects the mun-o'-wars-man. Hcrlove
Is reciprocated by Jack, who shows his af
fection with a gallantry and originality
which few artists on the stagecan evidence
as well as Shea.
Tho scene of the play's action is changed
several times during the progress of the
exciting events The first ;ict is in the
smoking-room of the Yew Army and Navy
Club, New York city. In the second
act the spectators see the United States
headquarters at Honolulu. The scenes
of the third act are at Sebastopol and
Gibraltar. In the last act the spectators
are carried as IT by magic to Nicaragua,
where they behold a lively battle between
the United States ship Orleans and the
Spanish vessel Scorpion. There is noth
ing imaginary about this fight. In full
view of the audience are real ships, real
smoke, and real booming of cannon. With
awestricken faces the spectators watch
the Scorpion lose her rigging and mast,
and finally sink under the waves. The
victory of the gallant Man-o'-Wars-Man
is always cheered enthusiastically by the
Mr. Shea has made several changes In
his company this year and he has now a
much stronger support than ever before.
"Shanius O'Rrien." the new lomantic
opera, which was a big success in London
and New York, comes to the Columbia
after the close of Creston Clarke's engage
ment. This will be it3 first performance
in Washington. The opera wns originally
produced under the personal supervision
of the late Sir Augustus Hairis, of London.
The libretto is by George H. Jessop; Dr.
C. Tilllers Stanford composed the music
The story is based on the poem or James
Sheridan Le Fanus, entitled "Shamus
O'Brien,' which tells how Shamus tiled
to escape the wa-ath of his sovereign after
a struggle for liberty. Dennis O'SulIivau,
the baritone, late of the Carl Rosa Grand
Opera Company: Joseph O'Marn, formerly
of the Royal English Opera Company; Miss
Lucy Carr Shaw, sister of the author of
"Arms aud the Man;" Miss Annie Rob
erts, and others, with a grand chorus of
sixty voices, and an orchestra of twenty
five talented musicians. Advance sale of
seats will open at the box orfice Thursday
morning at 9 o'clock.
The Paul Steindorff Opera Company
from the Herald Square Theater, New
York, will commence a season of summer
opera at the 'Columbia Theater early in
There will be an extra matinee at the
Lyceum this afternoon, at which the Cor
bett and Fltzsirnmons fight at Carson will
be announced, round by round, on the
stage during the course of the perform
ance. Full and accurate returns will be
received fiom the ring side, and Manager
Kernati will be enabled to give a com
prehensive and detailed account of this
big mill as he has done in the past on
similar occasions. The usual matinee prices
will prevail, und Manager Irwin has prom
ised a strong bill.
Lecture ou Daniel O'Connelf.
A classic entertainment is promised the
friends and patrons of Gonzaga College
this evening, in the new college hall. The
glories of Daniel O'Connell, Ireland's most
eloquent Bon, and the author of her
emancipation from religious persecution,
will be told again by the Rev. John T.
Murphy, the eloquent and talented presi
dent of Holy Ghost College, Pittsburg. Pa..
The lectute will begin at 8 o'clock, and
"before and after the Marine Band will
render a program of exquisite Irish music.
The college students-, the Calitolic Club
Catholic Knights, and other affllliated
societies are expected to attend.
IE DIPLOMATS PflOTEST
Choice of Director for the Re
publics' Bureau the Cause.
TIIEY WERE NOT CONSULTED
Mr. Joseph: T. Smith, of Ohio, Has
Been Appointed Chief of the
23 urea a His Brother to Have u
Place Under Him Not According
Secretary Sherman has a small-sized
diplomatic war on his hands over the
appointment or Joseph P. Smith as di
rector or the Bureau of the American
Republics, a position now held by Mr.
Clinlon Furbish. Mr. Smith's appoint
ment has not been officially announced,
but it has been ordered, and information
to that cfrect Wc"s communicated to the
foreign legations interested.
There is said to have been a vigorous
protest entered by each or the foreign
republics upon the grounds that, being
equally interested with the "United States
in the maintenance of the bureau, they
had a right to expect a consultation over
the choice of a director.
Several of the diplomats are understood
to have called upon Secretary Sherman
yesterday to enter objections to the pro
ceeding, but the action of the Secretary
Avill stand according to present indica
tions, and Mr. Smith will enter upon the
discharge of his duties at the proper time.
Another phase or the question upon which
there has been u good deal of comment, Is
that .Mr. Smith's brother is to have an im
portant position under the director, both
appointments beingonadcatthe same time.
The new Director was once private secre
tary to Mr. McKinley when he was governor
orOhio, and later was Statellbrarian under
the same administration. The appointment
to his present place is understood to have
been suggested by the President, aud Secre
tary Sherman, having no objection to an
Ohio man for the place, immediately acted
Mr. Furblsh's friends claim he has not
been Justly treated, in that he was given
no warniug or the change, but, on the other
hand, it is pointed out that his predecessor
iu the ofricc, Mr. W. E. Curtis, was quite
as suddenly ejected, the order therefor
coming by wire.
The office of Director is not a Presi
dential appointment, exactly. It does not
require confirmation by the Senate, nor
is it under the classified service. IC is made
by the Secretary of State, with the ap
proval of the President.
The Bureau of the American Republics
was established during the Administration
of President Harrison, mainly through the
efforts of the late Secretary Blaine. It
was recommended by the International 1
American Conference, and was organized
for the prompt collection and distribution
of commercial Information concerning the j
republics represented in it. Its clerical
force embraces two interpreters, one Span
ish, the other French, and it publishes,
among other things, translations of the
tarirrs or the countries of Latin-America
reduced to the United States equivalents.
The functions or the bureau are therefore
of a commercial character, and the work
is considered to be or great value. The
plan for sustaining the bureau is by con
tributions of the several American Re
publics, in proportion to their population,
but It in said the principal expense is
borne by the United States.
The representatives of the republics of
Central and South America, it Is alleged,
claim that they have been consulted here
tofore in the selection of the chief of the
bureau, as well as of the subordinates, and
they do not understand why there should
now be a departure from that policy.
COLOHADO L.VXD OFFICES.
Unremunerntive Because of the De
monetization of Silver.
Senator Wolcott has addressed to Sec
retary of the Interior Bliss a strong pro
test against the proposed consolidation
or land orfiees in Colorado. He thinks this
consolidation will bo very unwise and
work a great hardship on the people of
the State. In his letter of protest he
took occasion to state some very impress
ive truths regarding the condition of the
people of Colorado resulting from the de
monetization of silver and kindred legisla
tion. The Senator informed the Secretary that
the area of Colorado was aboutas large as
that ot New York and XcwFngland com
bined and that there is butone other State
that has so great an area of public land as
Colorado. Then Mr. Wolcott continued:
"Until the closing of the India minta,
settlers were flocking to Colorado and
the land ornces were nil transacting a
large and lucrative business and public
lands were being rapidly disposed of. But
these are days of great depression and
poverty. In western Nebraska and east
ern Colorado corn is worth 10 cents a
bushel and is more valuable as fuel than
as food. There are hundreds of bona fide
settlers upon the public domain of the
United States who arc struggling along in
great poverty to hold on to their pre
emptions and homestead entries, and there
arc some who have been compelled to
abandon their filings.
"Many of these people still have busi
ness with the Land Department," the
Senator says, "and it would be a great
hardship ou them If the Government should
consolidate the ofrices and compel them to
travel a still greater distance and Incur
larger expenses than at present."
"WhatTesla Thinlisof the rroctress
of Electricity in Mechanics.
AU the world listens to what Tesla has
to say, and some of the points the great
Inventor touched upon in Ids speech at the
Inauguration of the Buffalo-Niagara trans
mission may serve as guldeposta to Indi
cate the bearing of current developments
in various electrical branches, while other
points were virtually "a reporting of prog
ress" as to certain electrical problems
on which his attention has long been en
gaged. In considering the question of the
prune movers of the future. Mr. Tesla has
no belief In the reciprocating high speed
engine In Its present form, nor in the
steam turbine. He looks upon the Ideal
engine as one which expands the working
fluid with utmost rapidity and loses littl
heat in the waUs; an engine stripped of
all ordinary reguatlng mechanism, pack
ings, oilers and other appendages, and
forming part of an electric generator.
The embodiment of such a machine Is,
of course. Mr. Tesla's own cpcillator,
brought out in 1893, which, it has been
predicted, will presently enable macliinery
coveringbut a few Equare yards togive such
wonderful results in power and efficiency
as to drive an ocean passenger Bhip across
the Atlantic at a greater speed than that
attained by the enormously heavy and
bulky steam engines now used. There
1b now quite a stir among-clectrlciaus und
many divergent opinions as to deriving
electricity from carbon. Mr. Tesla has lit
tle faith in the Idea as put forward In car
lon consuming batteries. He does not tee
how they can replace emgine dynamos, es
pecially as the high pressure Hteain engine
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and the gas engine give promise of a
considerably more economical conversion..
There are many pitfalls In such a sjstem.
The carbon to be consumed in the batteries
has to be prepared for that purpose, and
cannot be used as found, as coal is used
under the boiler. The manipulation, clean
ing, renewal, regulation, etc , or the bat
teries, and their size, together with the
chararter of the liquids employed Iu them,
are factors that would tell against the suc
cessful handling of such a plant in u
densely populated city district.
Mr. Tesla is sanguine of the eventual es
tablishment of isolated plants or dwellings
for the operation of what he calls a light
"storage battery," having possibly in view
something that partakes of the nature of a
primary gas battery, involving the use 1 1
chemicals manufactured by cheap water
power, such as some carbide or oxy-hydro-gen
cell. In 1891 Mr. Tesla, at his gr-at
Columbia University lecture, suggested that
It might be possible to operate engines at
any point on the earth -by tne energy of.
the medium." After six years of continued
study he Is now convinced that the realiza
tion of his ideas is not far off. The great
drawback to this method is that at present
it would cost more than converting the
energy of falling water into electric cur
rent and transmitting it over long distances
at high potential. Tesla says he has dev Ised
means which permit ot power transmission
at potentials much higher than are now
considered practical. He further hiuta
that tho progress he has made gives him
fresh hope that he will lie able to transmit
power from station to station without the
employment of connecting wires. He adds,
however, that whatever method of trans
mission be ultimately adopted, nearness to
the source of power will remain an impor
tant advantage. But ail great advances
have their seamy side, and the manufac
turers of wire can hardly be expected to
share the gratification f electricians and
the public at this promised realization of
one ot Tesla's fondest dreams. -St. Louts
Qunfcer City Fan.
The salesman In a bird store might ba
referred to as a Mil clerk.
Many a grocer with poor tea makes
the best of It by putting up the price.
It takes a fellow with considerable
brass to propose to a girl with lots ot
It seems strange, but you occasionally
find an all-round sport who Is square.
St. Teter (opening the gate) Are you
coming in? Bluechips Snre. What's
When a man borrows money from you
and never tarns up again, It's a case ol
touch and go.
The poker player who Is drawing foi
a flush usually rinds it to his advantagi
to call a spade a spade. Philadelphia
The Sows of the Fight.
The Times is prepared to furnish Its read
ers with a complete, accurate, and prompt
uccounl of the CorIctt-Fitzslmmons figiil
at Carson today. The rounds and decisioi
will vfljbe bulletined on The Times Buildr
ing, .u those interested in the contest,
may , -s sure that The Times will be thf
first to announce the result.