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THE MOBNIIGr TIKES, MONDAY, APRIL 5,, 1S97.
Spring Showing of
. Men's dot king and Furnishings.
Today and tomorrow you arc invited to call and inspect the latest Spring
styles iu Merfs Suits, Top Coats, Bicycle Suits, Hats, iVectwcar, Gloves, etc
No necessity to purchase. You are ivelccme to come and get posted.
LOEB & HIRSti, 910-912 f street.
BLEAK DAY IT BEll
Weather Was Against Training
and Horses Remained Stabled.
TWO HUNDRED RUNNERS HERE
Jimmy McLniighllu Spent the Day
of Keit Jn New Yorte Arrival of
the StrJuus of Messrs", llureh
and Giuliani, Ilotli Frotn tlie
South Track Xcws.
Tlic blue birds and wrens, thoie early
harbingers of "Gentlo AniiicV appear
ance, chirped in UiMiial tones at the Den
ning track yesterday. The "advance
agents" of springtime found little in
centive to gayety in the chilling wind
that blew broadcast from the East, and
which was followed by a cold drizzle more
berating midwinter than a Sunday in
April, when all nature is supposed to be at
peace, and dispeufciug sunshine wanning
and exhilarating in its golden glory.
The cutUug t.latts in the forenoon and
the rainsucceedingin the afternoon, made
the little army of traineis careful of their
charges, and only the best conditioned
h porter of i-ilk were galloped on the
track. The attendance of visitors trying
to get a line on the flyers was very small.
The majority or the big stable owners
took the day otf. Jimmy .McLaughlin, the
ex-premier jockey, who Is now a trainer
and a possessor of thoroughbreds, took
advantage of the opportunity to vli-it Ills
family in Brooklyn. He will return this
morning. Alessrs. Bradley, Uurch, Graham
and Jennings covered themselves with big
coats and combatted the keen ozone while
watching a number of the horses workout.
It was by no means an ideal outing day,
and the few carriage-con vcyanced and bicycle-transported
visitors had little to see
in return Tor their trip. The wheelmen and
wheel womeu were in the majority, butthey
are probably repenting the journey this
morning, as the road was dusty almost to
bliudness, and the wind was as sharp as a
Nearly 200 horses are quartered at the
track, and it can be reasonably supposed
Uiat as many as 300 will chew hay in
the stables before the starter's flag rails
on the opening day.
The prominent owners are Hessrs. Mc
Laughlin, Burch, Bradley and Jennings.
AV. C. ("Father Bin") Daly will ship rrotn
Brooklyn this week. The Dwyers and Au
gust Belmont will not start their equine
proteges at tills meeting.
All the silken-coated beauties are in
good condition. Last season at this time
two-thirds of the horses were coughing and
suffering from colds, particularly the Ucl
niont stable. It is recalled that Henry
Of Uavarre and big Hat-tings were all but
prostrated by the "epizootic.'
"It Is a fact,' said a prominent trainer
yesterday to The Times man, "that horses
shipped to Bentiing from the northin spring
always contract the grip, and only in rare
cases can be mode fit to start. On the
other hnnd.lh'se sent from the Smith im
prove on reaching here. The change in
climate for the latter is not so marked and
the Southern racers limber up fast on the
The majority of the horses at Bennim:
now have wintered then; or had their
hibernating spell on the other side of
Mason and Dixon's line. The Burch stable
arrived from Aiken, S. C, Friday, and
Bradley, -with twenty In the string, came
on from New Orleans yesterday.
One of the best looking flyers at the
track is Jimmy McLaughlin's Premier,
-who is touted to win the Washington
Handicap. Premier is a big, strong, stout
looking fellow, and is as amiable as an
old maid looking for chances. Yestcrday
a gentleman, accompanied by his little
boy, a youngster of ntwut three summers,
and who is reveling in his first pair of
knickerbockers (-with pockets), stopped at
the McLaughlin stable and looked over
the stalls. "Little Breeches" spied Premier,
and being of that specie of young America
not at all backward, he walked overhand
offered to divide his stock of roasted
peanuts. The gentle horse appreciated
the hospitality and made friends with the
youngster at once. The trainer, too, liked
to see the admiration bestowed on his pet
and straddled the boy over the back of
the racer. "Little Breeches" screamed
-with mixed delight and doubt and clutched
Premier's mane like a vise. The horse
looked around complacently and seemed to
say, "Oh, don't get nervous."
The track has been put in excellent con
dition and the rain yesterday made it as
fast as a jack rabbit. Until yesterday's
shower the deep sand and dust flying from
the hoofs of the galloping-colts made the
course something" or a Sahara with a
einioon in full tilt.
The stretch for the Jumpers is in better
shape than ever before. The liurdlcrs will
have classic hedges, limpid streams and
the graduated hills of ye old England
landscape over which to leap, and no
doubt Benin ng furnishes as pretty a steeple
chase course as could be found this side of
A number of horses are expected to ar
rive this week and these, with the num
ber stabled at present, will completely
fill cxery race on the seven-day program,
-which will hs inaugurated oa the lTthinst.,
and be continued seven days.
One of the features at Morris Park Satur
day was the appearance of Sir Walter, who
1b easily the most popular horse at the
track. This thoroughly -well-tried animal
wound up his exercise with a half-mile
gallop, which lie was credited -with cover
ing in 55 seconds. Sir Walter is a trifle too
heavy to show jiny great speed just at
present, but aside from this the game little
fellow appears to be as willing as he
ever -was, and as speedy, too.
"Pittsburg Phil's" candidates, Belmar,
The Winner, and Howard Mann arc attract
ing great attention in their practice work
at Morris Park. They -were given a mile
spin Saturday in 1:55. So r.ar as the talent
Is concerned The Winner is thought to have
enough speed in him to give his stable,mates
considerable weight. "Pittsburg Phil" is
expected at Morris Park this week, and will
remain there until the season opens.
The students of form who went to Morris
Park Saturday morning had an excellent
opportunity to size up. Eome of the Mc-
Cof fcrt v two-year-olds. McCn f ferty -works
Ills colts in three sets, and the iirst of his
lot were oh tho track long before the other J
trainers ami stable boys had breakfasted.
The promising filly KItefoot, f-ister to
"WingfooL Wood Faun, Pendant, Nabob,
hair brother to Arbuckle, and Rntnondelta,
galloped a quarter in twenty-six fceconds.
Bob Rose's Clifford is not In as good
shape as his trainer would like to have him.
He is being jogged along for a short time,
but no effort is made to speed him.
C. A. C. WON TIIHEI2 GAMES.
Made llrillinnt Scores in the Mutch
"With Jhiltimore Visitor.
A third set or games between the teams
Of the Columbia Athletic Club and the Balti
more Catholic Club, was bowled on the
alleys or the C. A. C. on Saturday night,
and after one of the most brilliant con
tests in the hittory of amatuer bowling in
this city, the Columbia's succeeded in
capturing three stiaight games from the
doughty Oiiolet.andthe team a ndindividual
scores made were of the "star" order.
The Colutnbiafa showed their old time
form, and made the excellent team aver
age of 863 pins per game, and t he splendid
average of 172 3-5 pius per man.
Dr. Kicker, of the Columbias, led in this
match for the best individual average of
167 1-2. Howaid Perry was second best
with an average of 179 l-:i. while Cur
ran of the visitors was a close third with
an average of 178 1-3, and Jake Jones,
the "veteran sterling towler of the Co
lumbias," was next with an average of
In the first game for the "winged
arrow" bowlers Howard Perry led with
207 pins: in the second Jake Jones led
with 202 pine for his single score, and
in the third Dr. Ricker led with 213
pins. "Midget Ilcyo did his part well in
this match. Capt. Harmon was not up to
his high standard work, as he was
handicapped wit h a Lad "bowler's finger."
The Columbias will visit Baltimore at an
early date for a return match with the
B. C. C.
Following are the scores:
First Second Third Total
C.A. C. game, game- game, pins:
Jones 149 2U2 lrtl 512
Hero 150 IS" 150 487
Tcrrv 207. 1G5 167 539
Harmon 183 143 103 489
Ricker 103 1GG 213 5G2
SS2 53 51
B. C. C.
Curran 150 228 157 535
Schaeffer 131 131 115 377
Lemkuhl 141 "178 1C9 488
Smith 117 141 1G0 41S
Wheeler 147 150 1GS 465
GSG S2S 769
The I. C. T7.V Heat. DuMoiitS.
The I. C. U.'s defeated the De.Uontre
villes Saturday in a close game by the
score of 9 to 8. The winning club would
like to hear from all teams whose play
ers are under fourteen years of age. The
I. C. U.'s line-up is as follows: John Fitz
patrick, Joseph Ryan, Charles Llngback,
pitchers; John Boyland, catcher; Will Mc
Kernen, first base; Thomas Madigan, sec
ond base; Thomas Boyland, third base;
Joseph McDermott, lcrt field; James Heany,
right field; John Major, center field. Ad
dress challenges to J. Fitzpatrick, cap
tain, 1434 Third street northwest.
Ulltiinn and Hurley Will Fight.
Baltimore, April 4 Abe Ullman, of this
city, and Dick Burley, of California, will
meet In a twenty-round contest before the
Eureka Club, Thursday night. Burley is
training at Coney Island, and Ullman is
working in a Baltimore suburb. The Lout
-will draw a large attendance of sports
from Washington, Wilmington, Philadel
phia, Jersey City, and New York.
Latham says his arm is as good as it
ever was. But then Arlie is prone to jest.
The Senators will play the University if
Vermont atNational Park tomorrow arter
noon. Rusie Is practicing steadily with the In
dianapolis Club and it is said ttiat lie is in
splendid condition. The "big Hoosicr''
evidently expects to get back in the game
President Young has completed his staff
of urn phes. The completed list is: Hurst,
Lynch, Emslie, Sheridan, O'Day and Mc
Dcrmott. O'Day aud McDcrmott arc the
new additions this season.
Including those who are under contract
and on trial at present the twelve clubs of
the National League have nearly 300 play
ers at work. The weeding-out process will
start next month, when the list will be
cut down by at least 100 discharges.
Ex-Senator Jimmy Rogers, manager
captain of Louisville, is playing a great
second base for the Colonels in the practice
games at West Baden. Jimmy, as hedemon
Etraled while in Washington, has the
faculty of playing any infield position in
Treasurer Harry Vondcrhorst, of the Bal
timore Club, who witnessed the Corbett
Fitzsimmons fight, is still of opinion that
Corbettls the better man, and said in San
Francisco two days after the fight that if
nnother match was made and Corbett was
short any of his stake he would furnish
$5,000 of the backing.
Since the Washington papers have been
exploiting Hillary Swaim's heighth and
pitching ability, the paragraphers owr
the entire circuit are finding him con
venicntas a space filler. He is already
one of the best advertised young players
in the league, and will piove a- strong
drawing card wherever the Senators play
this season. More "Wagner luck."
The Philadelphia Club left Augusta
Saturday and will gradually work their
way back home. Owing to continued rain
they were unable to get anything like
thorough training in the Georgia town
and will have to depend on good weather
from now until the opening of the season
to arrive at proper condition. It was the
same with Chicago at Hot Springs.
Ladies holding this season's compliment
ary passes will be admitted to park and
grand stand tomorrow and Friday aud
cacli Tuesday and Friday following until
the close of the League season. Applicants
for these passes should bear in mind that
each letter must be indorsed by a gentle
man, giving either his residence or busi
ness address. Applications by postal card
will not receive attention. Tiie inclosurc
of an addressed and stamped envelope will
facillta'Jlihc receipt of the passes where
lie application has bwn properly certified
to as stated above.
PLAY THE 'VARSITY TODAY
Senators and Georgetown Will
Cross Bats at National Park.
King, Maul, nnd McJumes "Will Ar
rive This Week, Completing; tho
Hoster, Except Uurvey Smith.
Manager Schmclz is very confident that
Pitchers Maul and King will report this
week, and as he holds a letter fromJimmy
McJames 6tating that he will arrive in
Washington next Wednesday, it can be
expected that the roster -.of the Senators
will be completed before Saturday night,
excepting, or course, the absence of Harvey
Smith, the popular little third basemen,
who will not complete his college course
until June 1. The addition of Maul, Mc
James and King will make a list of twenty
players nine pitchers, two catchers, five
inficlders and four outfielders. As it
requires only nine men to a side to play
the game it would seem that the Sena
tors are well fortiried on quantity, no
matter what the speculation might be
as to quality.
The games last week demonstrated very
clearly that the local leaguers are In
splendid physical condition and are further
advanced in thut particular than ever
before at the same time of year. Another
advantage is that thej have become
thoroughly acclimated and will start orr
in better shape than the teams who took
their training in the South. WJien the
other clubs start to work in the North
they will be handicapped by the change, and
with the exception of the New Yorks,
who trained in Jersey, the Senators will
possess a great advantage over the Eastern
contingent, composed or Baltimore, Boston,
Philadelphia, and Brooklyn, who journeyed
to Dixie and had the bad luck to strike
very coquettish weather.
The contests with Norfolk also evidenced
the worth of the three iicwpitchers, Swaim,
Ashe and Kimble, and also furnlshcdnn op
portunity to get a line on Mercer, Norton
and German, of last year's coterie.
As The Times has stated, it looks as if
the Washington management pickell up
prize packages in Swaim and Ashe, and
Kimble's curly work is exceedingly encour
aging. The veterans, Mercer, Norton aim
German, have showed fine form, and ir
King nnd McJames are as good as they
were last year,.aud Al .Maul's arm should
prove available as often as once a week,
the Senatorial twirling staff will be at
strong as any in the League.
Manager Schmclz was asked if he In
tended letaining all nine of the pitchers
during the season. "Yes, indeed," re
plied Gus; "that is, ir they can hold their
own. I do not consider nine any too many
In these fust baseball days, and I would
be deeply gratified IT every man turned
out to be a crackerjnek. We can use
them in turn, and thereby keep every one
in good form, not to mention the advan
tage against accident or illness."
The game this afternoon will he ngaiin-t
Georgetown, at National Park. Both clubs
will put forward their strongest teams.
The line-up and batting order will be as
Kelly. ..1 c. f. DcMontrcville.. ..s. s.
Hemming 2b. Selbach 1. f.
McCarthy 1. f. McGulre c.
Ecardon s. s. Farrcll c.
Lamb r. f . O'Brien 2b.
Mclntyre 3b. Cartwright lb.
Dawson lb. Brown .. .. .. ..c. f.
Maloney c. Reiily 3b.
Walsh p. Lush r. f.
Bach.... p. Mercer.. p.
Clancey p. Norton p.
The 'Varsity boys have been hitting the
ball very hard this spring, and if they
focus their eyes on the ball this after
noon they arc liable to set off a lot of
fireworks. It will no doubt prove the most
interesting ga-ne of the preliminary season,
and Is sure to attract an immense crowd.
UXIVEHSITY VS. LAFAYETTE.
The Game Will He Played at Co
lumbia Field This Afternoon.
The Catholic University baseball team
will meet Lafayette College, on Columbia
Athletic Club Field, this afternoon. The
Larayettcs are composed or strong men
and prime favorites in the college baseball
The Catholics arc confident of estab
lishing a reputation for themselves this
s'easou, and this game will show the
excellence or defects in their make-up.
The Lafayette team will play as fol
lows: Reese, r. f.; Sigman, 2b; Walbridge,
6. s.; Barclay, c; Bray, I. f,; Saner, lb;
Jones, p.; Clarke, c. f.; Hubley, 3b.
Brownj Win From Milwaukee.
St. LouisT April 4. The game today be
tween the Milwaukee and the St. Louis
baseball clubs was won by the latter by a
score of 12 to 1. Hill, Evans, Kissinger,
and Donahue pitched for the Browns- At
DIED FHOM ASPHYXIATION.
Man Found DpiuI and a Woman
Philadelphia, April 4. In the house No.
1304 Melon street James Harding, a shoe
manufacturer, and a woman supposed tobe
Adelia Bell, were found asphyxiated by
Illuminating gas this morning. The man
is dead but the woman lies at St. Joseph's
Hospital with a good prospect for recovery.
Whether the gas had been turned on by
accident or design it is not yet possible to
learn. But the fact that the stop-cock
in the fixtures was very loose and the addi
tional fact, so far as known thatneitherthe
man nor the woman had premeditated sui
cide, or had any reason to do so, point
strongly to the theory of accident.
Shot His Brother-ln-Law.
Camionsburg, Pa., April 4. John Coslett,
formerly chief of police of this borough,
last rilgllt shot and killed his brother-in-law,
William Pugh. The two men had
been drinking, and got into an altercation
which led to a scuffle, in which Pugh
knocked Coslett down. When the latter
got on his feet, he pulled out a revolver
and began firing. The first two shots
went astray of the mark, but the third
pierced Pugu's lieart, killing Jtdm Instantly.
HEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
Meeting of the .Democratic City
Arrangements WJ1L Bo Made for
the Primary ISIeetlon Social
Note of. Interest.
Alexandria, April 4. A meeting of the
Democratic city committee has been called
for Monday night to arrange for the Demo
cratic primary election. Mr. J. T. Sweeney
will tendei his resignation, us chairman,
and the vacancy will be rilled at the meet
ing. Mi .Sweeney has been urged to retain
the position, but state. thatit islmpofsible
on account of business engagements. Mr.
B. It. Foley has announced -himself aa a
candidate for alderman from the First
ward, aud the name of Mr. William Simp
sou lias been added to'tlie council ticket
in the Fourth ward.
Robert Lee, colored, is ihu only prisoner
detained at the police station today. He
is charged with assaulting his wife.
Mr. 11. 11. Foley, of this cjty, has been
elected by Engineers Local, No. G678, as
representative to the Amti'rican Federation
of Labor convention, which will be held in
Notwithstanding the Inclement weather
today the services at the different churches
were well attended. The pulpits of several
of the churches were occupied by visiting
clergymen. Rev. L. L. Klnsolving preached
in the morning at Christ Church. Tim ser
vices in the XiUtheran Church were con
ducted by Rev. 0. C. Mohardt, of Washing
ton, and in the Second Presbyterian Church
Rev. P. P. Flourucy, or Bethesda, Aid.,
preached at both the morning and evening
Col. aud Mrs. J. A. Delagnel, who have
been spending a rew weeks in Richmond,
have returned home.
Mrs. J. Sidney Uougluss hns gone to
Charleston, 8 .0., to visit friends.
Mrs. Robert Harper and daughter, of
Leesburg, Va., arc the guests of the
Misses Parrott on Cameron street.
Mrs. Charles Malters, or Philadel
phia, Is spending a few days with Mrs. M.
Schuler of Upper King street. Mrs. Mal
ters is en route to Florida and will be ac
companied by Miss Tina Schuler.
Rev. Father Came, or Richmond, will
visit his old home in this city on Tuesday.
Dr. W. K. Millhollen will leave in x few
days for Philomont, Loudoun county, where
he expects to make his future home.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Harper
took place yesterday from her late home,
corner of Lee ami Wolfe streets. The
services were conducted by Rev. L. J. Mc
Uougle, and the remains were interred In
the Union Cemetery.
Policeman Atkinson, who has been on the
sick list, has returned to duty. Policeman
Roberts, who has been acting station
keeper, lias returned to street fluty.
A IUJMAHKAULK SU1CIDK.
Dr. Walton Suddenly Slashes His
Throat in n Crowded Park.
Chicago, April i Dr. J. II. Walton, a
well-known physician of Dubuque, Iowa,
committed suicide In a bensation.il
manner in Lincoln Park this afternoon.
He was walking along one of the drive
ways with a friend when suddenly he
drew a razor from tils pocket and cut his
throat, dying In a few minute?.
Dr. Walton arrived in the city this morn
ing In company with Dr. 8, S,. Lindsay,
also of Dubuque, both men registering at
tho Palmer House. Shortly before noon
they walked oyt together to view some
of the points of interest in. the city, and
about 1 o'clock arrived. at Lincoln Park.
Tho driveways weru .thronged with
vehicles and bicycle riders. Many per
sons were walking, and the seats through
out the park were filled. Almost up to
the very moment Dr. Walton took his life
he had been talking pleasantly with his
Suddenly he walked rapidly ahead and
as the razor flashed in' the .sunlight a
scream went up from many throats. Al
most before Dr. Lindsay or any of the
liorriiicd spectators could icach him tiie
physician expired.- Dr. Lindsay knows
no cause for Walton's act He believes,
however, that the man was suddenly seized
HHYAX MKI2TS AX ADMIRER.
Man Who Hot on Him Hiding to
'Frisco on a Mule.
Chicago, April 4. -William J. Bryau
stopped in Chicago on his way to Wash
ington, where lie is to assist in arguing
the Nebraska maximum rate case before
the Supreme Court. He saw a few local
politicians and also It. Ititchcr Wood
ward, of New York, who 1b riding a mule
to Sail FrnnciECO to pay a lost election bet.
Woodward, who is journeying under the
alias of Pythagoras Pod, bet that Bryau
would be elected. He left-New York mote
thau four months ago, and has had a hard
time so far, having been waylaid by tramps
once and robbed. He accepted an invita
tion to call on Mr. Bryan at Lincoln, May 1.
The ILou- of the Mayflower.
We arc not all Puritans certainly, but
we are all interested to learn that the
original log of the Mayflower is to be sent
to this country. It has been in possession,
by a strange dhnnce, of the bishop of Lon
don, or rather, or the see over which the
bishop exercises jurisdiction. Thence
it could only be removed, it seems, by a
decree of the consistory court of diocese
An application to the court was mads by
the American ambassador in behalf of the
President and the people of the United
States. That application has been granted
by the court, subject t6 the giving of an
undertaking by Mr. Bayard that the log
shall lie depositedin a suitable place, where
all persons concerned may have access to
it. For the log is not only a record of the
eventful voyage of this immortal little
vessel, but a register of births, marriages,
aud deaths, so that property and other
interests are involved.
The Government and historical societies
of Massachusetts have naturally been the
prime movers in this matter. The log, is,
nevertheless, to go to the President of
the United States, who is regarded in
England as the proper custodian of it.
He may doubtless send it to Massachusetts
to the Old Bay State, to Plymouth colony,
to some spot and In the care of some
official of the State which inherits those
ancient colonial names and memories..
There the log book belongs. There let it
rest. It will be one more object or
A Model Tank.
The Navy Department isr making pre
parations to advertise In a few days for
the construction of a model tank at the
Navy Yard in this city. Congress appro
priated $1G0,000 for such purpose.
may be listed at S.ipo; hut it requires
merit, style, and quality to bo wortli
it. The ''Duquesne Special" embodies
all these points, and .many others.
Catalogue explains; free by mail.
Equipped with the new.Doolifctle auto
matic brake. Greatest improvement
. since the pneumatic tire.
DUQU ESNE M KG. C().,IMtrKlmrjr, Pa.
.Makers or aiKttnc'tiy high-grade bi-
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THE MTTlff Will
Continued from First Page.
rorces are In the field, the Turk is more
likely to meet with reverses than to en
camp in the shade of the Parthenon.
As the patriotic reserves are now has
tening home to right, other Greeks, just
us patriotic and more wealthy, are send
ing money into the country, and the main
rinanciai strength of Greece at the present
moment lies with the .5,000,000 Greeks
living outside the Hellenic kingdom, and
who are responding to the material needs
of their mother country with the same
readiness and zeal as their fathers diil
during the struggle of 1821.
The corfersof the Greek National League,
whose objectltls to freer all Greeks under
Turkish domination, are being rapidly
filled up. A notable instance of the In
dividual efforts being made toy Gre.'ks
in this direction is that of George Averoff,
of Alexandila, Egypt, who has already pre
sented the government with 40,000 mili
tary uniforms,, besides $200,0(10 In cash,
and it is ter.ortcd that he intends to give
the greater partof his fortune, estimated at
$0,000,000, to aid the government.
The topography of the country through
Which the Turks will march and the char
acter ol the people are favorable. to the
Greeks. Most of the fighting will he done
in the mountains, where every strong
hold Is as well known to the Greeks as the
Mountains of Sfakla are known to the
Cretans, There, too, the Turks will find
shephers on Mount Olympus who have in
days gone by been known as brigands,
foemen far harder to deal with than the
Cretan farmer orthe Armenian shopkeeper.
A HITCH IX TDK PLANS.
Illockndc of Greece for Some Rea
London, April 4. While various reports
concur that a blockade of Greece will be
established immediately the Chronicle's
Athens correspondent telegraphs that it
has again been adjourned for several days,
while M. Hanotaux, the Frcnchforelgn min
ister, produces a mysterious plan. The
dispatch adds that a diplomat assured King
George yesterday that there was no im
mediate prospect of a blockade, and lie
begged his majesty not. to take action until
belief that a blockade was imminent.
Nobody has the slightest idea of what
hitch is in the to-called concert concern
LOVE THEIR NATIVE LAND.
Washington Greeks Devising Ways
and Mentis to Iteturn Dome.
The Washington Greeks had a meeting
last night in Jackson Hall alley, to discuss
whether they will go back to Greece to
right. They will have another meeting to
There are seventy-five of them, and
they are all ready to lay down their lives
for their country. The steerage passage
ticket back is the difficulty that confronts
them. It costs $35, and the fruit busi
ness lias been poor for two or three
Spero George, otherwise known as Greek
George, is the leader of the Greek colony
here. He Is thus best known to the outside
world, too. Ue subscribes to a Greek paper
and has been fired by the tales of war that
he hafi read. What Greek George says to
his countrymen "goes." His word Is pretty
nearly law "with them.
Greek George commenced a subscription
last mouth to send to aid the Cretans. He
raised $255 despite tiie hard times, and
it was scut a way on Mnrch 12.
.Two wecka ago he wrote a letter to his
home government, asking if the services
of the District of Columbia Greeks were
needed, and saying that many ot them
would be glad to go home to right. His
answer to this letter has not been received
yet. It is in the hope that this will come
soon that final action has not yet been
decided on in the Greek colony. Spero
George says that probably they may go
without waiting for an answer.
The meeting tomorrow night will decide
this and will consider the matter or getting
up n subscription for passage money.
Three Washington Greeks have already
left for home. They are Spero Demopolis,
George Genopolos nnd George Papauton
opolos. The last Is a cousin of Spero
George. He paid their passage money out
of Tils own pocket.
Ho said to a Times reporter last night
that probably forty of his countrymen will
A Tenement House Fire.
New York, April 4. Thirty families,
living in the four-story frame tenement
houses at 111, 113, 115, and 117 Madi
son street, Hoboken, were driven from
their homes by fire early this morning.
The fire raged five hours, and the houses
were practically gutted. All the occupants
got out safely, and only three families lost
their householdgoods. Tlieloss is estimated
at about $20,000.
Scruggs' Joke on Tils. Dog:.
There is a clerk in the War Department
at Washington with a keen sense of hu
mor, who, for the purpose of Identification,
I will call Daniel Webster Scruggs. lie is
what people call a'Tunnyman." Hespends
about half the time he should devote to his
official duties thinking up conundrums,
puns, practical jokes and other disagree
able things. When his reliow-clerks find
mucilage in their ink bottles -and crooked
pins in .their chairs they always bless
Scruggs, but he has been warned by the
chief of his division so many times that
lie is less humorous in the office nowadayt
than he used to be. But at home, with his
wife aud six children, there is no one to
restrain him, and tho neighbors are good
natured. Mrs. Scruggs is a patient, long
suffering woman, and says she is "so used
to it" that "she doesn t mind him any
more." She is nursing Scruggs Just now
with a devotion that shows her genuine af
fection for the man who has been a per
petual torment during seventeen years of
married life. For Scruggs is a victim of his
About a week ago Scruggs conceived the
idea of shaving off his abundant whiskers,
and one evening after office hours, without
saying a word about his intention lie left
them on the floor of a barbershop. When
he got home he thoughtlie woald havesome
fun with the children. So he turned his
coat and hat inside out, let himself into
the hallway of his residence with a latest
key, and, hunching up his shoulders like a
tough, made some queer noises. The chil
dren rushed out of the sitting-room, fol
lowed by their dog, which is about as big
as a flour barrel, and stopped with alarm
as they saw what they supposed to be a
tramp. But the dog was not at all fright
ened. He sprang at the stran
ger with an eloquent growl, and
in an instant he and Scruggs were
Tolling over nnd over on the hall floor
The children screamed, and their mother
came hurrying from, the kitchen. Scruggs
shouted and coaxed and swore, bat thedog
didn't see the joke, and didn't recognize
his voice, and Mrs Scruggs and the oldest
boy were a long time separating the com
batants. They sent for the doctor, who cauterized
the wounds and bound them up carefully.
He says that Scruggs ha 1 a narrow escape
and will not ba able to r,iturn,to his duties
for a fortnight. Theclerkjin thcofflccsay
that it was good enough for him. New
York Evening Telegram.
THHON-GS AT TIIE FUNERALS.
TJnusnal Demonstrations at Jin rial
of the Horrego Assussins.
Santa Fe, N M-, April 4. The funeral
of the four Borrego assassins was held
this morning at 7 o'clock from the Cathe
dral, and the promise of the dead men's
friends that it would be a demonstration
calculated to impress the people that the
men were unjustly hanged, at least three
of them, was veriried.
Never before in Santa Fe's mortuary his
tory find such a. large number or people
attended the last services to the dead,
which partook in a great measure or a
political character. The Cathedral was
jammed with people, and at the close or
the services the procession that followed
the bodies to the grave was the most
pretentious ever witnessed here.
Tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock a requiem
mass will be sung. Among those who .it
tended tiie funerals was Jose Horrego, a
young brother or two or the deceased, who
is serving a two years' sentence in tiie pen
itentiary Tor assault with Intent to kill,
Gov. Thornton having granted him permis
sion to go under guard.
It is admitted now even by their friends
that Frank Borrego killed ex-Sheritf Sha
vez, aided by Hlpolito Vigil, cx-chlcf of
police, who was subsequently killed by
tlie sheriff's pose, but the other three, they
claim, died martyrs.
HE CAPTURED BOOTH.
Death Ju New York of Edward G.
New York, April 4. Edward G. Doherty,
for several years au inspector of pavements
In the department or public works, died
at his home m this city Saturday. Mr.
Doherty was born in Canada. He served
in the Union Army.
On April 25, 1865, he was in command
of the party which captured John Wilkes
Booth and David E. Herald, the former
the assassin of Pretldcnt Lincoln, and the
latter Implicated in the plot, at Garrett's
farm, near Plctsant Valley, Va.
STANDING THE STRAIN WELL.
Levees at New Orleans Arc Jn a
New Orleans, La., April 4. The weather
here today has been clear and bright, and
most favorable to the levees, which are
standing the strain well. The flood situa
tion hero is unchanged. The river Is rising
slowly, and will continue to do so for
several days unless, as outlined in last
"night's dispatches, breaks should occur
It is understood that some alarming dis
patches have been sent from here by the
sensational newsmongers, but the tltuation
at this place Is not one to excite ap
prehension. The river lacks several inches
of reaching the flood record of 1893.
FROBIiL THEIR IXSP1RATTOX.
Annual Meeting of the Colombian
Tho annual meeting of the Columbian
Kindergarten Association was held at
Columbian University Saturday. A large
number of teachers and others Interested
in kindergarten work were present. Re
ports for the past year were read by the
officers for 1S96 and new officers were
The reports showed the association to
be in a satisfactorily flourishing .-ondl-tion.
The school on Capitol Hill has had a
successful year, with an average attend
ance of thirty-five. It was decided, how
ever, that it is desirable to secure a
larger membership for the association, in
order that the best work may be done.
After the election or oMccr-3 Tor the
new year alargecommitteeon membership
was chosen, which will work Tor recruits.
The officers for '97 were: President, Mrs.
J. G. "Walker; vice president, Hon. Carroll
1). Wright; corresponding secretary. -Mrs.
S. E. Stevens; recording secretary, B. Pick
man Mann; treasurer, II. B. Alaefarland;
executive committee, officers, etc., -Mrs. F.
E. Chadwick, Mrs. L. F. Doolittle, Mrs. E.
L. Hailmann, Dr. William T. Harris, .Mr.
John Hitz, Miss Harriet Niel, Mrs. Lucius
A carerully prepared paper on the edu
cation of children between the agt-s or
four and six years was read by Commis
sioner of Education Harris.
Maryland Republican Club.
The public meeting of the Maryland
Republican Club, td be held tonight
at Grntnl Army Hall, promises tobe an oc
casion of great Interest to Mnrylandersnt
the. National Capital. The entire Mary
land Congressional delegation will be
present, as well as many of the best
known party leaders, and the club and its
friends will be entertained with speeches
by Senator George L. Wellington, Col.
J. Frank Supplee and other distinguished
Marylanders. Prof. Bcebe and a quartet
will render their famous program of patri
otic songs, and a general reception will
follow. Portraits of the entire Maryland
delegation will be presented to the club,
and the general public are Invited to at
tend. Alleged Counterfeiter Cnptnred.
Canton, Ohio, April 4. Emory Stock
house was arrested in this city yester
day by United States marshals on the
charge of passing and attempting to pass
counterfeit money. When captured Stock
liousc was hidden in a cook shanty at the
workhouse stone quarry. The arrost is
regarded as highly important.
Some New Beauty Hints.
A Chicago woman, who Is no less cele
brated for her beauty than forher walkand
apparently spontaneous poses, has im
parted a few hints on acquiring grace. It
appears from the confession of this candid
woman that grace of figure is no more
spontaneous than is, as a usual thing,
beauty or face. She herself has acquired
both and she frankly tells at what cost.
To acquire poetry or movement, she says,
go to the theater and study the best act
resses. Literally study them. More can
be learned in one evening from a graceful
woman like Miss Ellen Terry, who has
really no other beauty than from hours
of practicingberorcthc mirror. The mirrcr
work sliould come afterward, when the
principles or graceful motion and pose
have been mastered by observation. The
secret of a good walk Is even simpler.
Find a poem with n particularly grace
ful rhythm and say a stanza or two over
and over as you walk. A rhythmic walk
will necessarily develop as the result. A
,girl who walks with poetry in her mind
and on her lips will sliow poetry in her
walk. For a beautiful face the recipe is
uotso new.thoughltlsone that ever holds
good. Read good books. These will lead
to habits of mind which cannot but leave
their imprint on the face. It is a rule that
lias never been known to fail. Chicago
The Seven Suges of Greece.
The seven sages or ancient Greece were
once asked what state of government they
considered the mostperrcct, and six of them
replied as follows: Thalcs Wiierc the peo
ple are neither too poor nor too rich; Pltta
cus Where dignity and office are confer
red on the most deserving; Cleobolus
Where the citizens fear censure more than
punishment; Chilo Where the laws are
most implicitly obeyed; Bias of Priene
W'ncre virtue is always honored and vice
detested; Solon That slate Is the test
where every offense committed against
even tiie meanest subject is accounted an
insult to the whole community. The svxe
reply of wise Solon was considered the Lest
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Bargains in second-hand and
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HERE'S NEWS ABOUT SHOES.
The dictum of the French that a well
dretsed woman must first of all be bien-chauss-ee
has, during the past week of
rain and mud, been more honored in trie
breach than theorervunce, out after the
21st we may reasonably hope for good
weather, and then -womankind -will again
turn her attention to her footgear.
The pointed toe, say the anthorities,
is decidedly passe, and in its place will bo
worn the sensible bulldog toe, -which ia
full and round, following the outline of
For early spring wear the heavy Oxford
tie. with wide stitched soles and round
toes, will be the proper walking shoe, al
though thehighbootis worn by many sensi
ble women till the calendar announces
Russet shoes will be more in vogue than
ever, but the Russian red or the very dark;
tan is not considered In good-taste. Tho
medium tan, with the wide-stitched sole and
brass eyelets, are the top uotoh of style for
the girl who yearns for mannish efrects.
It is an unwritten law that the buttoned
Oxford tie shall not be worn by the well
dressed woman, Just as it is also a canon
of good taste that her footgear shall in no
wise be conspicuous.
Bicycle shoes come in black or tan, aro
plainly finished and invariably laced. Tho
usual height is fifteen incites, so that tho
high top does not interfere with the bend
of the leg when riding.
"Women have at last learned to realize the
fact that a thin-soled shoe is not good
style for walking. The wide-stitched sole
and low heel are affected by good dressers,
which not only is a sensible provision in
point of health, but adds mucn to the jjr.ice
ful carriage of the wearer.
For children the russet shoe will prevail
except for decidedly dressy occasions. Fol
lowing the lead of their seniors, tho toes
will be decidedly full and round, while none
but the spring heel will be worn by girls
under twelve years of age.
A cheap shoe, to be paradoxical, Is an
expensive shoe, for not only do they loso
their shape quickly, but thoy have fre
quently u disagreeable odor, which causes
infinite discomfort to the wearer, and is a
source of so much annoyance that they aro
sometimes discarded while but hair worn-)
Mv. Cleveland. Exits.
"Science," said the" lecturer, "haH es
tablished beyond peradventure the inde
structibility or matter. Chemical or me
chanical agencies may change Its form and
its location, but the most violent forces aro
powerless to destroy it. Somewhere in
some form it still exists."
"That seems tcvr explain," whispered
Farmer Hayrick to his wife, how Grove
Cleveland come tew turn up. over in Jer
sey." Chicago Journal.
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