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THE MOKlHNGr TIMES, MQSTDAY, APRH 5, 1897.
(Copyright, 1897, by Max I'cmbcrton.)
The Abbe Moreilei., cure or the village of
i'vette, while on a journey to Paris with
his valcl aud grooui, meets with a strange
adventure in the -wood of St. Cloud. First,
three masked horsemen approach and, ad
dressing the priest as the lord bit nop of
EIols, despite his protest)?, warn liim of
the -ritcnc4 that liau.it the wood. A little
farther lie rinds himseirin the midst or a
strange company -a band of devils, dwarfs
and other hideous creatures, all dressed in
ecarlet, with a scarlet witch at their head.
The abbe's (terra its taUe flight. The abbe,
thinking they are a lot of masqucraders,
makes bold to address them. In reply they
repeat very, -word lie says, calling him tne
lord bishop of Elois. They say that he
must surfer, and the punishment agreed
upon is that he must buy a supper at the
House of the Scarlet Witch. lie is blind
folded and, when he can again see, he is in
a room entirely draped In scarlet, and
seated at a table laden -with a rich feast,
surrounded by the company that he met
in the wood. Now, the abbe Is hungry. His
missi ato l'arisistoplacehls ward.Corinnu
dc Moiitcsson.in a convent. He lias heard
that she i s the friend of all the ne'er-do-vells
in Paris, but she has the favor of the
king, and he can do nothing with her on
this account. The king is away now, and
will return on the morrow, anil he hopes to
get Corinne within the convent walls be
fore she can appeal to the king. In spite
of his haste, however, he determines to ap
pease his hunger at this rich spread; but
every morsel turns to bread crumbs in his
mouth, and ail the sparkling wine proves
to be water.
Be put the goblet to his lips and took
U long draught from it. The wine, he had
said, would at any rate wash the tasteless
bread from his mouth and 60 he held the
"God JIi-lp ire!" Cried tlio Abbe.
cup long. "When at length he put it down,
there was upon his face the most unclerical
grimace that had ever sat there.
"Maledetto," cried he, "but that is
He Epoke loudly; nor did he look for
an answer, being quite assured by this
time that he was dreaming, or, if he were
not, then that lie had become the victim
of the strangest jest yet played in France.
And he was very surprised when a voice
behind him greeted him with the first
word he had heard uttered since beenteied
the room. For the matter of that, the
Toice was hardly raised before all the
Euppers leaped to their feet and stood in
an attitude of respectful attention.
"And what is the trouble of the Lord
Bishop of BloisV" asked the speaker, as
he advanced to the Abbe's chair.
He was a man slightly above the medium
height, and he wore a dress of white velvet
upon which a lace-work of the whitest
diamonds glittered. The Abbe observed
that he was somewhat advanced in years,
and that his features were clear-cut and
singularly handsome. He was attended,
now., by two pages who wore trunk-hose
of purple and purple cloaks above them;
While an officer in the blue uniform of the
Corsicaii legion stood athis heels as though
expecting some command.
"Ho, ho!" thought the Abbe as he
watched the stranger, "here, then, is the
rogue who lias played this Jest upon me.
I will find a word for him at any rate."
And so he spoke aloud.
"Sir," said he, "who you may be I do
not wish to know; but if this be your
He Threw the Content of HiFv Goblet Into tho Newcomer's race.
house, permit me to tell you that I hae
been the victim of a great liberty."
The stranger feigned astonishment.
"What," cried he, "have you not cup
ped well, 'Seigneur?"
"Sir," answered the Abbe, "I beseech
you that you will not call me 'Seigneur,
for to such a title I have no claim. As
lor your supper I would not offer it to a
"But surely," cried the other, looking
rery much surprised, "that is turbot
which you cat, my f dead and do you not
hold a cup of the wine of Burguudyinyour
"Monsieur," Bald the Abbe, with hungry
dignity, "whoever has told you that has
lied. There is nothing iut water here."
"Oh, indeed," cried the newcomer,
'pray permit me to put it to my lips,
8elgneur-you say that is water-St.
Louis! 1 would like to have a cellar full
of such water as that."'
He tasted the draught as he spoke and
smacked his lips over it as though it had
been a delicious nectar. The Abbe, stag
gered at the action, was silent for tome
moments: but after a pause he took the
cup up in his hands, and did that which
was a rare tiling for hlih to do-he lost
"My son," he asked, "you declare that
to be the wme of Burgundy?"
"Most certainly," replied the stranger,
"most admirable wine."
"Then I pray you drink it," exclaimed
the Abbe and at the invitation he threw
the contents of his goblet into the new-'
It was a deserved retort, perhaps; but
the miserable cure, had he foreseen that
which was to follow, would have cut off
his right hand rather than allow his tem
per to carry him so far. Scarce was the
tiling done when a cry of horror burst
from the company about the table. Fifty
hauds were raised as if to strike the
cowiug priest. Threats, execrations, ie
monstrances were hurled at him until
his head buzzed with the clamor. The
6trangcr, alone, appeared to be unmoved.
He wiped Jiie face with a handkerchief of
lace; and then turned to the Corsican
at his elbow.
"I am sorry," said lie, "but I must
ask you to arrest Monseigneur, the Bishop
of Blols. You will take him to his room
and keep him there until my pleasure
"Your Majesty is obeyeds" was the
There was a great silence in the place
now; and it lasted while the Corticau
stepped Torward and bade the flunking
priest to follow him. As for the Abbe,
he was like one petrified.
"Great heaven!" he moaned when they
led him from the room, "it is the king
who speaks. And 1 have thrown my wine
in his face. God help me, for my day has
All else was forgotten in this; the
visions of the night, his purpose in riding
to Faris, even the offenses of little Cor
inne gave place to the tremendous fear
which his folly hud brought upon him.
He saw it all now mystery no longer per
plexed him. Themasqueradein the woods,
the horrible apparition, the flnshing or
the crimson rire what was it all but the
work of the Jesters at the palace of St.
Cloud? They had gone out to freek whom
they could devour, and they had lighted
upon the cure of Tette, he said. Then
the king lie had heard of their pastime
and had come to witness its consumma
tion. And thus had the perpetration of
a crime so terrible been brought about.
Nothing, not even religion, was held ss
sacred in that year, 1759, as the liody
or the king. The Abbe knew full well that
unless mercy were shown to him, he
might spend the remaining years of his
life in the bastile. Men had come to such
a punishment for mere words but to
throw a goblet of wine in his majesty's
face! The very memory of his offending
compelled him to shudder like one who
was already doomed. The Corsican offi
cer had led him to a bedroom now, a
pretty room, lighted by many wax can
dles, and rurnlshed with all the taste
characterizing a period so tasteful. It was
a long apartment with a cabinet giving
off it and the Abbe observed in this
smaller chamber a supper table, decked
prettily with lighted candles and flowers.
For this, however, he had no appreciating
eyes. He felt at the moment as though
he could never eat again. Foreboding, real
and stern, had set his nerves itching.
Ho began to question his conductor, hop
ing for some little word of comfort.
"Monsieur," he said, with pitiable anx
iety, "I beg you to tell me whose house
is this and where docs it lie?"
"Readily," answered the young officer.
"This is the pavilion of Mine. Doublet dc
Tersan. The villagers call it the House or
the Scarlet Witch. I regret, monseigneur,
that your first acquaintance of it should
be made-so unpropitiously. St. Denis! who
would have thought that his majesty was
unknown to you?"
"God help me," answered the Abbe, "I
never saw him but once, monsieur, and then
it was from a bench in the Place .Louis
Quinze. Oil, surely, he will remember that'."
The Corsican shook his head, implying
that he doubted.
"My lord bishop," said he, "I mil but a
very humble servant of his majesty, and
heaven forbid that 1 should anticipate his
decision. If you have friends, however,
let me beg of you to write to them. Itis
possible, should their influence be not de
layed, that you may yet atone for this
offense with a year in the Bastile!"
"A year in the Bastile," murmured the
Abbe; "a year the saints help me a year
for a moment's loss of temper! Oh, man
Dicu, will you not plead for me, monsieur?
I am no lord bishop, but only a poor cure
wiio Is friendless aud helpless, as you see.
I conjure you , of your charity be a friend
"What!" cried the soldier, with a won
drous assumption of surprise, "you tell
me, my Lord, that you are not the Bishop
of Blois? Oh, surely, this night's work
has robbed you of your memory. Think
a little, aud you will recall the circum
stances. How today yoo were riding to
Taris upon business of your diocese when
you foil into the hands of Madame Doublet
dc Pcrsan's merry fellows, who bring
you to this house to supper. The king,
learning of the jest, is driven over fiom
the palace to enjoy it, when you, losing
your temper, throw a goblet of wine into
his Majesty's face, and so become my
prisoner until your sentence is deliveied.
I exhort you, my Lord, hide none of these
tilings from yourself, but send ut once
to your friends and conjure thum to inter
cede for you."
There was a wondrous air of honesty
about the Corsican's talc; and although
the Abbe was more perplexed than ever
when the soldier had done, he determined
to trust him, and to make n last effort
to help himself. Indeed, a sudden inspira
tion seized upon him, and when spoken
his words came quickly and his white
cheeks flushed scarlet.
"Monsieur,'' lie said, "I sec itall plainly;
they have mistaken me for the Lord iiishop
of Blots, and so this misfortune has fallen
upon inc. 1 havebutone friend In Paris if,
indeed, she be in Paris now. 1 speak of
my ward, Corinne de Montesson, who is to
be round at the Hotel lieautreiilis in the
Rue Saint Taul. Could you but convey a
word to her or my necessity, I know that
It would not be unavailing. Indeed, she
is very gentle and loving to all, and never
fails to help those who arc in adversity.
Send to her, 1 beg you, and tell her to
come to Saint Cloud at once. Say thatthe
Abbe Moivllet Implores her assistance '
"Ciel,'' cried the Corsican, "I will tell
her no such tale, Tor why should she come
to the help of the Abbe Morelletwhen itis
Monseigneur, thcBlshop or Blols, whom she
' s to assist?''
-Sir,' said the Abbe, with humble en
treaty, "if you tell her thntl am surely
"Courage,' suid the Corsican, "you for
get, 'Seigneur. In a little time your mem
ory will come back to you. I shall send to
Torls at once. Meanwhile, you will par
don me if 1 must hold you under lock and
key. You heard the king's command, my
"God help rnc,'1 cried the Abbe, "I
heard it too well.''
At this the Corsician withdrew and went
downstairs to the supper table. The scarlet
masks or the company were all laid aside
now, and the suppers no longer ate fish
made of bread crumbs; on the contrary,
they were very merry over flagons of rarj,
red wine and goblets of ehamragne, and
trout from tne Lake or Geneva, and dishes
of carp's tongues and sturgeon and mullet
and legs of venison and fat capons. When
they saw the officer they cried out Joy
fully aud hastened to ask how the Abbe
"Grimod, Grimod,- what does he say,
w lint does he do; oh, tell usqiilckly-wedie
with Impatience you have news, Grin.sd?"
The Corsican held up his hand for quiet.
Then, addressing the scarlet witcli, whose
fresh and piquant face belied her role,
now that the mask was laid aside, lie said:
"Ma-foi, Mademoiselle Corinne, the Abbe
asks for youl"
"For me," cried the girl "then you
have told him, Grimod?"
"Upon my word, mademoiselle, I have
told him nothing. He thinks you are at
the Hotel Beautreillls, and he begs me to
send a messenger there."
Corinne clapped her pretty hands.
"Oh!" she cried, "how 1 love him. But
he will not send me to a convent after all "
(To be concluded.)
He was a tenderfoot from Illinois. He
was hungry, ragged and dead broke, and
was making for Carson Falls with the
idea of finding something to do as an
editor, reiwrter oreoinpo-itoronthe"Amer-ican
Eagle." It was a scrub weekly,
but up to the average, and work of some
sort was his last hope. He was within a
mile or the town, and had sat down on a
stone for a rest, when a crowd of about
thirty men turned in from the Snake Gulch
Trail. They were mostly hard-looking
cases, and as they came up tiicleaderiooked
the tenderfoot over and queried:
"Why don't ye hang yerbelf?"
"Because I've no rope," was the reply.
"Wiiar' ye goin'?"
"Down to Carson Flat,"
"To hit a job on the 'Eagle.' "
"Ar' ye a newspaper man?"
"Then cum along."
He followed the crowd down the hill
and across the level to the town of tents
and shanties, and the first stop was
made in front of the "Eagle" ofrice. The
leafier and two of his crowd entered,
and pretty soon reappeared with the
editor and proprietor, who had a rope
around his neck and was somewhat per
turbed. There were cries of "Hang
him!" from various individuals, but the
boss of the gang waved his hand for si
lence and said:
"All in reg'lar order, boys. Now, Mis
ter man, we don't like yer paper, and
we've cum over to give ye a. choice.
Will ye git or hang?"
"What's the matter with my paper?"
demanded the editor.
"Will ye git or hang? We hain't no
time fur foolin'."
"Why, I'll git."
They gave him time to make up a bundle
of clothes and started him ofrup the trail,
and then the boss turned to the tenderfoot
"Now, young feller, step in and take pos
sion. We may hang ye inside or two weeks,
or ye may pull along fur two or three
or the orrice. The cdtlor was his own com
positor and pressman, nndthere was enough
white paper on band to get outthrecissues.
The entire outfit, press and all, could have
been packed on the back of a mule, but
In those days tuenewspaper readernelther
looked Tor quantity nor quality. He got
out a fairly decent looking sheet, and as
each copy sold for 50 cents, spot cash,, it
was better than mining. The third num
ber had just been issued, aud the tender
foot was sticking type for the fourth, when
a gang or about flrty men came marching
down from Dog Hill and halted in Trontor
the orrice. Only one man came in. He had
a hangman's rope over his lert arm, and
a gun In his right hand, arid after a look
around he said:
"Weil, young man, it's time fur ye to
"What's the row?" was asked.
"Oh, nuthin' in pertiekler, but, the boys
don't like yer paper. Will ye hang, or git?"
"I'll git, of course. How much time?"
The man from Illinois didn't want over
three. He had an extra shirt and pair of
boots, and picking them up ho walked out
and down the trail and was seen no more
at Carson Flats.
History Does Not Sny.
A teacher was once telling some chil
dren the story of the loss of the White Ship,
and rinished up by telling them that, after
hearing of his eon's death, King Henry
never smiled again.
One little girl in the class, on hearing this,
"Please, teacher, what did he do when
they tickled him?' Answers.
Sunny Harbor or St rmy Sea?
Sometimes I wonder which is bestfbr me
The sunny harbor or the stormy sea.
How may the soul woo rest, yet grow
Woo calm, yet battle with each warring
Win love, yet not forget the loveless kind;
Win heaven itself, yet bear the world in
mind? ELLA GILES BUDDY.
J A PROPELLER !
THAT POLDS UP j
London, April 3. John Ferguson, vlce
coinmodorcof the Royal Fourth YacbtClub,
and owner of the famous cutter Petronilla,
ha? invented a propeller which con be
utilized to give the vessel speed through
the water, or be withdrawn within the hull
at a moment's notice. The principle is
such that the new invention is equally
valuable to the large and small craft,
whether it riy the yacht club pennant or
the company emblem thatfloatsatthcniast
head of a trans-Atlantic liner.
The one great difficulty with which
the operation of the 'prohellcr has been
confronted rrom Us earliest day, is that
In sudden contact with a hard object, the
result is likely to be a broken or twisted
blade, and that means hnt the vessel
must He up for repairs j until the pro
peller is in good condition again. While
such accidents cannot'always be avoided,
it oi ten happens Mine if it were possible
to change the position', of the propeller
or withdraw it from the iwnter, it could
be saved from injury,. This power is ex
actly that which -Mr. Ferguson's invention
The first experiments with the sheath
ing propeller, ns.it is called, were carried
out on a fishing boat of about seven tons,
yacht measurement. "When not in use, the
propeller is Invisible, as it Is housed In a
tube fixed through the stern post or the
vessel. A movement or an extending
rod, or rather rods, brought about by the
pulling or a lever in the engine-room,
briugs tiie propeller In position outside
of the boat. The blades are still feath
ered that is, they are folded together.
The pull or a second lever unfolds the
blades and places them in position. Now
let the lever that gives the propeller mo
tion bo pulled and the vessel will at once
receive that Impetus which forces her
through the water.
Although it Is true that the invention is
adjustable to craft of any size, it is more
particularly applicable to yachts and other
vessels of comparatively small tonnage.
Not only is the single propeller of this sort
Solves u Problem That IJns
valuable, but so long af it is possible to
withdraw itinto tho huil'when not in uh.
propellers can be placed at almost any
desired point. Again, its not a necessity
to operate these propellers by means of
steam j electricity, orir'Jf sonic sort may
be utilized to equal advantage. This is
one reason why the 'snlall' craft benefit,
for it would oftcntiihes 1I6 nway with the
big engine-room force which the modern
steam yacht required, antl permit the use
in its stead or the nrore (dainty electrical
engine or that which finds oil to be its
agent in making thc'whccls -go round.
A fact well known to 'all sallormen who
have served aboard steam era rt is thatthe
slower a propellor moves, the more dim
cult the ship becomes to control. Itsome
times happens that a vessel whose en
gines are not over and above powerrui,
gets caughtln the seas iniiph a way that
her propellor becomes 'useless. She then
loses steerage way and flops about in the
trough or thd sea and -perhaps in the
teeth of a gale, practically helpless. Mr.
Ferguson's invention renders It possible Tor
one of these propellors to be placed on each
side of a bent, as well as at the stern.
Equipped in this way It would be diffi
cult for a ship to take such a position
that some one or the propellors could not
Again, while the true yachtsman, the
one who loves a wet sheet and a flowing
sea, despises steam engines and the grime
and commotion they engender, he has no
objections to the electrical engine. As
the propeller may be operated oy tne latter
as well as the former, it gives tne owners
of sailing yachts a chance to have all the
benerits which result from proceeding
under sail almost altogether and at the
same time having, sheathed In the hull,
a propeller that in case of a calm will
enable the vessel to pro.qccd without the
loss of time which must otherwise follow.
The propellers for small craft are only in
tended to promote a slow rate of speed,
but this would be a great improvement
upon the unpleasant and enforced idleness
of a calm.
One particular advantage the sheathing
nronellor offers in the way of steeling.
beside that already mentioned, is its use-
rulneSB in directing the course of big ships
of war, which find it necessary to maneuver
at a slow speed ami in a juniieu uit.i.
When, to avoid a collision or turn about
in a narrow channel, the movement re
sults in the utter loss of steerage way, the
rudder performs queer pranks and the
tiller chains seem possessed of a very devil.
To remedy these conditions, it is proposed
to fit a sheathing propellor on each side
of the war craft under water and as near
the stern as possible.
Either of these propellors should be so
fitted as to be capable of being worked
by machinery known as the capstan en
gine, which is almost Invariably placed
under the quarterdeck in laige ships or war.
Mr. Ferguson argues that with these aids
the vessel could be swung instantane
ously; that there is no need or her colliding
with any tiling, and that she can turn like,
a pivot. The metal or which the pro
pellor will be constructed will be as a rule
gun metal, and particular effort will be
made to p'fotect such parts of the mechan
ism as are exposed to the action of the
Not only is the new propeller useful in
the lines indicated, but it is capable of
driving a vessel at much greater speed
than the oi dinary propellor In use. While
intended primarily as an auxiliary to ships
already possessing propellors, or for small
caft that never had any nt all, so great
is the interest it Is exciting, that it is
likely to be adopted by atleasttwo or the
companies operating lines or transatlantic
steamships. The advantage of being able
to sheathe the piopcllpr of a vessel at any
desired moment is ipOcrsed by steamship
men. They claim it will pi event disaster
and eventually result in greater speed.
Ttef lection ot- n scientist.
SYou can never tell how much a woman
kKows about botany hy'the number of
floVera shehasin her-hat.-!-Buffalo Times.
BICYCLES AS MOTOR CYCLES.
A Tiny Engine Hemlers It Possible
to Accomplish. This Feat.
London, March 26. A new motor bi
cycle invention, conceived in the brains
of Fred Nye audi. J. Lewis, two Ameri
cans, has startled the cycling world. It
is a small oil engine, detachable, which
can be used with the oi dinary bicycle of
every manufacture. It is not necessary
to alter the machine in any way. Any
wheel can be turned into a motor cycle
in five minutes.
The great fault with -the motor cycles
which have been previously placed before
the public is thnt they aie more or less
unwieldy. Each has a tank or reservoir
aud an engine, and a gicat deal of awk
ward gearing. Then the ridei 1 as always
been confionted with the necessity of
knowing a little something or mechanics,
aud the constant danger of a break down,
which could not be remedied short of the
Shop. To be sure, the motor cycles have
developed excellent speed, but the bal
ance on the ledger has been generally
against them, because it was ically too
much trouble to ride them. Just for this
reason that the average cyclist wants
the pleasure or his ride without the an
noyance of undue labor the motor cycle
hasbeen exploited, admired, and thenplaced
to one side.
The finite mind of the American
has provided the real motive power for
the bicycle, if cyclists over here are to be
credited with having opinions worthy
of credence. It is so fclmple, this inven
tion, that everybody is wondering why
no one else thought of it. The en
gine is only a tiny affair, and is a very
plain affair from a mechanical stand
pint. It takes up very little room, and in
no way makes a wheel unweildy. It
weighs twelve and a half pounds. The
fuel UJ-ed is oil. but either petroleum,
gasoline or naphtha may be utilized. The
ruel is carried in the tubes which form
the frame of the engine, and thus the
necessity for the ugly appearing reser
voir is done away with.
When placed In potition on the -wheel,
Uothered yachtsmen for Years.
the engine Is bolted to the frame in a
verticil position. It is placed just over
the steering wheel, and is geared down
With Single purchase gear into the crank
or sprocket wheel. The diameter of the fly
wheel is nine and three-fourth inches. The
diameter of the cylinder is eleven and one
quarter inches, and the length of the stroke
is three inches. The height of the en
gine, including the fly-wheel. Is fourteen
inches. Its breadth is nine and three
fourth incites, and the depth from the front
to back is six inches.
Every wheelman will see that, while it
may seem an ungainly thing to add to the
complement of a wheel, weighing as it
does almost half of what a good many
wheels weigh, that really it will not be a
perceptible addition to the running weight.
The majority of riders do not care for
the racing machines. The racers are the
light wheels. The good road wheels are
heavier, and the addition of the weight of
tills engine, twelve and a hair pounds, will
be rather an aid to smooth rimning than
an impediment. It'mustalso be rememherrd
that should anything about the engine
break, all it is necessary Tor the wheelman
to do is to ungear it from the crank
sprocket wheel. Then he can pedal along
in the usual fashion, the only evil being
that he will have a twelve-pound weight
to carry on his machine.
The speed which this tiny engine can
cause n wheel to make is astonishing,
when the size and weight are considered.
Twelve and a halt pounds is the total
weight, ami fourteen inches the engine's
height, yet it develops one and one-iiair
horse-power and runs at a speed of 1,200
revolutions a minute. There is no engine
today i n existen ce oC s ucli compactness and
power. A speed or ten miles an hour with
out the Slightest impetus of the rider can
be easily maintained just as long as the tup
ply of fuel for the engine lasts.
On -a recent trip from London to Liver
pool, a distance of 202 miles, a wheelman
mounted on an ordinary cycle of Englisn
make, Impelled by the "Vest-pocket Bi
cycle Engine," averaged fourteen and a
half miles an hour. The roads were good,
as English roads go, although it can be
readily imagined that nt this season of
the year the highways are apt to be in
a rather unpleasant condition in the coun
try districts. This rider, Mr. William
Simonson, In speaking of bis trip, said
that the engine worked as smoothly every
moment as the pedals do under ordinary
circumstances. The jarring of the machine
where the road is a bit rough seemed to
have no ill effect on the engine, which
lacks the complicated features that are
peculiar to mostsmaller contrivances of the
sort. This London-Liverpool journey is
the best test the engine has yet endured.
When the wheel, impelled by an engine,
is in motion, the rider simply permits his
feet to rest on the pedals, which move as
under ordinary circumstances. It is pos
sible, however, to equip the machine with
an appliance which will enable the wheel
man to sit perfectly quiet if he does not
care for exercise. Experience has shown
there is no more difficulty in steering a
wheel impelled by the tiny motor than
when a human agency gives the necessary
Those who have ridden the wheels to
which the motor has been attached say
that when the highest speed is attained
the sense of exhilaration which comes to
the rider is far greater than that which
falls to his lot when scorching. As every
wheelman knows, the faster he goes the
more enjoyable is the sensation, so it may
be easily understood what a decided pleas
ure the greatly increased speed, rendered
possible by the motor, gives.
The reason the inventors give for com
ing over here to bring out their Invention
is the ract that the tendency in America
is inimical to the motoreyle. The ma
jority or American wheelmen, they de
clare", prerer to be their own motors; and
so they made up their minds to test the
invention in England, and If it made a
success here, to return to the United States
and give it a trial there. English wheel
men are inclined to look upon the new
motor with a kindly eye, Although there
Only Matineo Saturday.
Performance at 6 o'clock uliaro.
FAREWELL ENGAGEMENT OF
Tills and Fri. Evenings,
THE HOBBY IIOIfc-E,
By A. W. Pincro (first
Tuos. and Thurs. ev'gs,
and Sat, Mat..
Wed. and Sat. ev'gs,
A Fnlr olSpectnclen,
preceded by "WHEN
OEOKGE IV WAS
KING." (First lime
And tho London
M'g't Clias. Froh
SECT WKIlK OLOA NKTHEItSOLE
Lafavette - - - - Falka Hatinee.
THURSDAY NOON, ATH.IL. 8.
OURTAIN WILLRISEATl2:30O CLUCK.
r.!'Kf IAL I itfcSr.KVKU SKAly,
ri;ici. s.i ami soc.
NO SEATS IN THE THEATER 0VER2o
SEATS NOW ON SALE.
GRAND OPERATIC MATI.NEE.
Introductory Performance or tne
( afttli- Mpinr.- Opt-ra (,.,
Of Philadelphia, Presenting the Comic
80 ARTISTS. 25 ORCHESTRA
SPECIAL: This organization will tome
direct from Philadelphia by special train
via Pennsylvania Railroad, returning to
Philadelphia to appear in that city the
same evening. . .
THE REGULAR SEASON BEGINS EAST
Villi f.kl. . .KN
Seats on sale for Easter week, April 8.
Sunday Evening, April 11
And His Unrivaled Band.
PKIGES-25C,, 50., 7Cc, $1.00. Box
Scats, SI. 50.
Sale Opens Thursday at Box Office.
Soloists Elizabeth Northrup, Soprano;
Martina Johnstone, Ylollniste.
NEW NATIONAL TI1EATE.K.
Every Uvo. Wed. and Sat. Ma s
Farewell Performances of Sardou'a Great
MADAME SANS GENE
(MADAME DON'T CARE.)
Kathryn Kidder In the title role. .
Next Week "CHIMMIE FADDENV
GMLIIUI'.I X THKATS't
TONIGHT AND ALL TIIE WEEK.
MATINEE SATURDAY ONLY.
One Long Laugh and a Merry One
FIRST METROPOLITAN PRODUCTION
The Mysterious Mr. Bugle
A FARCE IN THREE ACTS,
BY MADELEINE LUCETTE RYLEY,
Author of "Christopher, Jr.." and "An
PRESENTED BY MISS
and a Sterling Company or Comedians,
Management Mr. Alfred Bradley.
Next Week- PRISONER OF ZENDA.
KA.SU Ol'EISA MOU-SIS.
KKKiNA & KIFK. Managers.
Commencing LJu"trwJLJ I O
Popular Price Matinees Wed. and Sat.
The Talented Actor,
Supported by the Charming Artiste,
And a Competent Company, in
TIIK I'S Au DOWNS OF J-IFE.
Replete with Startling Situations
and Uproarious Laughter.
All Scats Couponed.
NOTE A good .eat on I-irst Floor for
25 cents. Seats in Box, 1
Next Attraction "JIM THE PENMAN."
Dress Circle, 25c
Orchcs. Circle, 50c
Orclies. Chairs, 75c
IVctl. ii ml Sat Matinees.
tj-- tmn VTi-rm1nr nrlrnn
Next We'ek-Hoyt S'A TEXAS STEER."
KKK-AV.- I.Yfl'.U.M TIIKATIilC
AH This Week,
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday, and Satur
OLYMPIA BURLESQUE COMPANY
An up-to-date organization, replete with
Novel Features, including
Next Week The Rentz-Santley Company.
Admission "5 and 50 Cents,
(iaine called at 4:30 p. m.
427 7th St. N. W., Near E St.
ADMISSION, 15 CTS.
2Tciv Views. New Views.
TVI LLARD HAL L.
Forty at every Exhibition.
See the new ones this week.
Dally, 2:30, 4:30 and 8:15 p. m.
Special performance next Sunday at
S:15 p. m.
TlluLAWHIiNUlS SUJ1UUL ot J11US1C
GEORGE W. hAWKEftUB, juirecior
VOICK. (Specialty or Beginners.) PIANO.
Studios. 4 and of 934 (aw. IU3ASON
AUbE TERMS. Natural Method. Volco
Trial Gratis. Pupils Recital, March 31.
CORSON & MACARTNEY,
Members or tho New York Stock Ex
change, 1419 F St., Glover building.
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District bonds and all local Railroad. Gas,
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Is nothing particularly wonderrul about
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LOCAL STOCKS FOR SALE.
Mergenthaler Linotype, united states biec
tnc Light, Pneumatic Gun and Grapho-
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