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THE MOBNIKG- TITLES, SUNDAY, MAY 16, 1897.
The Columbia Stock Company will make
Its bow to Washington tomorrow night.
Grcatpromb.es are made for this organiza
tion, not only as the finest summer com
pany ever organized anywhere in America
but one which can be compared favorably
witlfthe boststock compauies of New York,
and naturally great things are expected of
Tomorrow night will not only be the
fust appearance of the company, but they
bring an entitely new light comedy, so
that old timers will ffud tomorrow night
"a first niglit'Mn every sense of the word.
TJie new play is a light modern comedy in
three acts, by Paul Wilstach, "A First
Offense." It is bu It to make fun, and
If the audience can be kept laughing bo
loudly and longly at the whirlwind of
situations that even the good lines will
be lost, the modest company and author
will be hatipfied.
Acronlmg to the story of "A First
Offense," Homer Lovejoy discovers that
his wire has invited to their bouse to
spend the week an old bChoolmate, Althea
Leighter, now an opera singer. Hojncr
Irad met" her while out-of-town or. business
and had had a flirtation. So helloes not
stay at home for fear Althea would tell
his wife of their escapade. He is loathe
to go for he knows or the good time beam
have by remaining at home during the visit.
He goes and disguises himself and returns
pretending to be his own brother, Thad
deus, whom his wife has never seen. "Then
A. S. Lipman.
Thnrtdciis turns up, and he, of necessity,
has to take a friend's name. It happens
to be "Chudes Bond," but Bond arrives
forthwith. The ooufuoiuu is becoming
too intricate, and they decline to let him
have a name foi fear iU. owner should turn
up. Thu. the three go through the play
all mixed up in their own and everybody
sloe's iniwl Each of them gets into all
sorts or laughable situations, but, with
resource to daring and pkUiretic fiction,
the huthoud ochiio out mi.m allied from
bis iiWHjr difficulties and potes in the
end not as Uic offender, but an one groWy
deceived and maligned.
A. S Ltpuwa will lu soon a the nten
Oacious and unhappy Homer. Ho is a
fiuu comedian of magnetic personality and
breezy m'Uiud. 31 r Lipman wirly row
above Uie obscurity of his flrH endoavor
and botanic a member of Robon and
Crane's ciimpnny. He was their leading
inau for five years. He has since played
leads with Clara Morris, Rose Coghlan,
Daly's, Madison Square Company, W.
H. Crane. "Crust of Society," and Marred
under J. P Littund in "In Mizzoura." After
his fcejison at the Columbia he will next
season star in a new comedy.
Katliermc Grey, the facinating beauty,
who is loading lady with the stock, will
play the wife of Homer. She has every
personal attraction and artistic talent
to bnug to her part. She is a Calirornia
girl. Since she has come into the East
she has played and created Jeading roles
-with Richard Mansfield, James A. Heme,
"Sans Gene," and other great successes.
Grace Mae Lam
kin will play tbb
dashing and viva
ci'ius Althea Leigh
ter She is a beau
tiful girl, and pos
sessed of all the
instincts of a mag
Her general and
stock trailing has
becu of that ex
tensive character to
develop all her la
tent talents. She
was leader in the
Pittsburg stock, in
Grace Mae Lamkiu.
the Denver stock. In the Boston ttock,
and with Fanny Davenport. Everyone
who saw Wilton Larkayo lost season re
members the beautiful and accomplished
girl who played Ilcrtha, the sister of
Dr. IJelgraff. Yet, this was not in her
line, though so well played. She is In
tuitively a comedienne, as she will show
as Althea tomorrow night."
Evelynm; will play
tho pert maid,
Mina, who knows
a thing "or two'of
the things that are
going on, and spies
around for informa
tion on things of
which she Is ignor
ant. Miss Evelynue
is another California
girl, and she has
the win somemanner
and freh beauty
of the coast girls.
Her experience ex-
tends only over a few years, for she is
a very young girl; but during that time
she has accomplished many things with
Frohman. Daly, and Brady companies.
Henrj Bergman, who is director of the
company, will play Thaddeus. The part
is one of orrended dignity and affected
chagrin, one which suits the personality
of this actor exactly. He had had a long
career in the display of chagrin, temper
aDd "such type of character. In "The
Senator" he created and played for a
long time the Austrian minister, in "Aim- I
bitlon;" last year he played the Spanish
attache with Nat Goodwin, and his last
appearance here was as the fiery Cu-
ban, in ''Lost, Strayed or Stolen." During
his career he has played with Robson
and Crauo. Janousoheck, Frank Mayo,
Louis Aldrich, and many other standard
It is confidently j
expected that ono
of the Juts of the
piece will be
James O Barrows,
as Major Gaibyed,
an old bachelor
member of the
Club, and a con
Mr. Barrows is
one of the best
actors of comedy
old men on the
iie ' l )
stage. He be
gau his caicer
in San Fran
James O . Barrows.
cisco, and iu his time he has played
with all the best stars. J. II. Haverly
brought him East. After a short sea
son at the Madison Square Theater, he
starred in Gillette's "The Professor"
Then lie joined the Lyceum stock, and
has since been with the Frohmaus con
tinually. He lias created Sergt Ilarkett,
Ben Dixon, In "The
Matthieu, in "Tho
and many others.
Mr. Barrows fceldora
plays outside the
Sew York theaters,
but he is delighted
to come to Wash
ington with a
stook company so
near the excellence
of those he has
been plajmg with.
will play Slavlu,
fcervnut. His ca
reer has Leeu
watched by hU
cesses are well
Hickman will play
Bond, "the name
less." His great
est hit was hi the
creation of LitUe
JJUlee in "Trilby."
All last season he
played w 1 1 h
Mrs. Fiske, iu
New York in
"TesB of the D'Urbervilles." Grabbeni
will be played by
Will Jefferson, a
son of Joseph Jef
ferson. His ca
reer of four years
on the stage has
always been m
his father's corn
pauy under the
of the greatest of
will be played by
Frank Beamish W. W. Jeffersou.
He has played with Palmer's Stotk Com
pany during the past five years and since
then with Salvini, Charles Hbyfs Comedy
his fine bit
with Henry Mil
ler, In "Hearts
ease," is st:ll
all who witnessed
Thus iu its en
entirety the com
"A Firt Offense"
tomorrow night is
notable. The peo
ple are all well
known, nllof them
are artists of
have personal charms and dramatic capa
bilities, which recommend them to the
patrons to whom they will cater this
summer. There are others in the com
pany who will appear in later produc
BRAIN AND BRAWN.
The scheme for the centralization of the
forcesoforganizedlaborln the District, the
plan of which was published in this column
on last Sunday, has been the chief subject
of conversation in labor circles during the
The snbjert Is one concerning which there
is n wide diversity of opinion.
It would appear from the seriousness
with which It is being discussed by those
prominent In labor circles that something
definite will be done In the near future
looking to the unification of the interests
of organized labor by Incorporating all the
local bodies under one head..
So far as can be learned there Is no
organized opposition to the plan, nor is
its opponents to be found alone In the ranks
of the trades unions or among the Knights
of Labor. In both of these organizations
the scheme to organize the laboring men
in the city Into one central body has
many friends and also opponents.
In many Instances the plau is opposed
because no one can guarantee intj whose
hands the leadership of the new organiza
tion will fall. There are men who raise
objections to certain persons who might
come into control, and not really to the
prluclple involved or the interests at stakr.
There Is one thing, however, on which
all persons interested in the matter agree,
and that is the plan of organization is
thoroughly democratic and would guaran
tee protection to the Interests of all affil
iated bodies alike. This Is a feature
which is not to bo found in the constitu
tion of any of the existing central bodies
and to the want of which can be traced
a great deal of the dissatisfaction and even
disintegration which has, occurred within
the last year or two.
The chief objection, however, is tho
unwillingness of many of the local unions
to break away from their national affili
ations. Mr." Milford Spohn, president of the
Central Labor Union, which is connected
with the American Federation or Labor,
Is strongly opposed to the plan. He says
it is Impracticable, for it would be im
possible for unions with national trade
heads to withdraw from the nationallabor
organizations without tho consent of
the formei. While this may bo true, say
the friends of the scheme, it cannot he
denied that the benefits to local L-ilior
would more than lepay for the losses
suffered by the national organizations.
Mr. S i;.olin is thoroughly conversant v.-ith
the situation In regard to organized labor
in the city, both as regards tho leaders i nil
the principles they represent. This knowl
edge, he says, Justifies hiinJn the asser ,!on
that 1J, Ik impossible to combine all these
Into a single organization
Mr A M. Lawson, master workman of
District Assembly 6G, K. of L.,said ) e had
given the matter a great deal of considera
tion, but would express no opinion on the
A prominent member of one of the largest
labor lodies in the city said tho solnime, if
(icrfectcd, would result iu the betterment
of all classcstuid the members of individual
"The wage-earners," he said, "arc mighty
when they are thoroughly, earnestly and
compactly organized. Aud wlien so organ
ized I tls essential to th el r welfare t6have bu t
u single central body. No trade is so strong
that it is lcqulsite to its advancement to
have two or more unions. The more organ
izations belonging to i epresentative l.odies
the greater the detriment .to the different
associations, and such a state of affairs
is particularly demoralizing to members of
such organizations, aud especially to ''rafts
men not connected with any unions.
"It must bo admitted," he continued,
"that the condition of affairs in Wash
ington is certainly discouraging, after a
candid and unbias reckoning. Realize the
true position Ave, as wage-earners, occupy
at the capital of the country. We are on
fionteU with a condition that warrants
decisive action and the sacrifice of ler
sonal feeling and vaulting ambition.
"The solidification of the many mooting
men and women in the District aho.'ld
be the higher hope of every true Mid
coiibfstcnt person ho is allied with any
organization which fecks to advan-M; the
inteiests and conditions of hli fell v.
woikmen The present depression In busi
ness will disappear Lefoie long, -to be
followed by a revival of "the various enter
prises now lying dormant by nsiwu of
the hcarcily of money. And when mat
wave or prosperity corner we must rceet
it in a solid phalanx. Tht is the Humme
of our misfortunes. Let us devote our
valuabletime to promote the welfare of the
tolling masses There is but one way.
The fashion of our acts will bu reflected
in a mirror that always reproduces a
"The ranks of the wage earners vtc
rent with discontent, unrest, urejudlce
and bias Resolute, determined ind
straightforward action is necessary.
"It cannot be said that the various
central bodies are not 6lncerc, out it is
a positive fact," he said, "that their
errorts are misdirected Men seemingly
have taken the place of principles, and
self aggrandizement ha-s found quicker
root than the work of protecting the lu
tetes'b of the many
"The time is propitious for a grand
reorganization Let us have fewer leaders
aud more genuine leadership. No man, who
is a true union man can hesitate to step
down and out of his office, when such an
act will advance the condition of a people
suffering tpr want of honest unionism.
"I have no desire to belittle the labors
of the distinguished gentlemen who are
at the head of the local Federation of
Lalwr, the District Assembly, Knights of
Liltor, the Building Trades Council, or the
Central Lalior Union, they have all done
themselves proud iu their lime; but it f
patent to the careful observer that each
and all stand iu the way of a proper
and a more creditable organization. I
say creditable, but no position is credit
able to an unbiased mind which keeps in
jeopardy the advancement or the man who
earns ids living by his own labor.
"It is a lamentable fact that the four
central Iradies in this city cannot be so
solidly organized, that no man will at
tempt to make war upon the working
classes. Thejankand file can demand the
heads of the leaders. It Is our duty.
Sacrifices must be made, and it will be a
glorious ir.oinent when Messrs Lawson,
McHugh, Silver, and Spohn will advocate
their own decapitation, with the hope that
such actions will tend to solidify the
working classes of Washington.
"No minister exppunds the teaching of
tise Bible with more zest than I do now
invoke thcald of all trueinentoncconipil!h
unionization of nil trades in this city in
one body Your interests and mine de
mand it, because as sure as I hope to meet
my God when the final test comes, the
weakened lines will be invaded by cap
ital and j-ou will perish as you stand
This is no idle talk. Facts speak for them
selves and because of my great regard for
my fellow-man I shall always advocate
"If the leaders of all the factions will set
aside their ambitions and devote their
energies to a wholesale eorganlzation all
will be well, and we will have such a
central body as will be impenetrable bi
ll,'! archenemy capital It will be an in
stitution which will reflect credit upon
the better judgment of all concerned.
"Then labor will be respected, and will
be in a position to make a reasonable de
mand. It will command the consideration
of every appeal made, and every member
or the arriliated societies'can be proud of
his position In life.
"The employer will hearken to our ap
peals and our requests will be treated as
they should be. On such a platform I
am glad to stand. It is broad enough for
all to stand upon. Who will go with me
lam ready to move ''
President McHugh, of the local Fed
eration, is also an ardent advocate of
the centralization idea, and has always
favored nny and all movements among
tho laboring classes which tender to the
advancement of the interests, individually
When a similar movement was being
discussed some time ago, Mr. McHugh,
without uny hesitation whatever, said
that he would step down and out "of
t"hc Federation to forward the ""sell me.
Whatever may be said against the plan
of combining all the labor forces it vhe
District into one central body, thra is
no doiityt that its discussion lately r.as
had a good effect.
In a great measure to the discussion of
this subject at this time caa be attributed
the harmony which has been brought about
among the local organizations of carpen
ters. The combination which they have
made is similar in its principal feature to
that of the proposed central body the
lights of each body being secured and pro
tected by equal representation.
It is possible, and indeed probable, that
the other crafts, of 'which there are more
than one organization in the city, will
follow the lead of the carpenters and com
bine for mutual protection and benefit.
Already the trades unionist and Knights
of Labor bakers have formed! a council,
and when trades do likewise there will
will be little trouble in organizing all into
one central body.
Do you Tcnoto that you can have the Morn
ing, Evening and Sunday Times deUveredat
your residence for fifty cents a month?
THE WOMAN LOBBYIST
An Interesting Jjfype of Washing
ton Life Which Is No More.
A CREATION ,0P THE WAR
Tho Professional Female Jintirely
JJxtlucttiud-Only Succeeded by So
ciety Women "Who Have- I'orsouttl
Interest at Stuhe Tlio Diplomatic
Those patriotio citizens who visit the
capital for the purposes of enjoying its
beauty, or investigating its lire and of won
dering at whatever is unique or unusual
about It were much chagrined and disap
pointed when tlujy fall to find a lealiive
woman lobbyist They have been taught
to believe in her existence. They have read
papers describing her fascinating person
ality, aud ror years they have looked for
ward to the excitement of seeing her; ofsee
ing her, perhaps, Iu tho very act of buttou
holfng a Seuator, but thlb much-exploited
person no longer exists.
The womanlobbyistls devd andfoigvtten.
She had her day," she was at oue time an in
fluence and a power; she made fortunes;
she wrecked thelives of men; nho broke the
hearts of Innocent women; she flaunted
herself in the halls of Congress; she pene
trated Into letpcctable drawing-rooms, she
was a Jezebel and Messalina, and she died
of her own corruption.
The "Coinauches," the Mrs. Gen. Strait
ois, the Lut yCobbs aud allof their'lk.lrail
sisters with blonded hair, painted cl-eeks
and unnaturally bright eyes no longer fre
quent the corridors and committee-rooms
of the Cupitol. They have vanished Jrto
the past It is hard to relinquish so'plc
turesquc a figure; hard for the calamity
howlers; hard for the space writers, for the
female lobbyist was excellent material; so
excellent thatMr. Bryce, an authornoted for
lnsnccuracy.Incorpo rated herinhis-'Anie ri
can Commonwealth" years arter shcoeased
This scarlet creature was one or theraouy
evils born or the war, and reached tie
zenith of her power in the tumultous
period that followed it. In a more tran
quil state of society it is doubtful If the
could have gained such prestige. A piquant
and graceful figure in the beginning, she
chanripd and fascinated the musty sulons
on tne Hill, who did not appreciate their
danger any more than do the poor sailors
lured to their destruction by the Lorelei,
until they found themselves enveloped In
a net of her weaving, until they were
threatened with disgrace aud dishonor.
But she descended gradually. Lower j.nd
she fell until she became a nuisance and a
scaudal: her very prescuccra ptstlleuce and
At first subtle and clever, she gained
her ends by covert means; later .force- rud
blackmail were her weapons. She was a
hideous dragon, aud assailed her victims
in public and private, compelling them to
fly or surrender Iteengeful and vindict
ive, If she failed In her purposes she fol
Fiually to befcuenvit- her vas to invite
disgrace MeniifliJW from her ore-it nee.
women paciJlJl'eY shuddering, dreading
contaminat!oii4jl5he died at last of. uerown
wickedness. Jhtrasc' in history is side
by side with tyie Credit Mobilier and the
whisky frauds.-f.'N'o monument marks her
P.ut the scarlet womau did notoccupy the
entire fh-ld. There were other types of
female lobbyists. The name has become hor
rid from association, but according to the
Century Dictionary a lobbyist Is one "who
frequents the lobby or precinct of a legis
lative or other deliberative assembly with
the view of influencing the votes of mem
bers," and truly many noble and fine wom
en have done this. There were women with
Just claims against the government, like
Myni Hark Gaines, of interesting memory;
Mrs. Dahlgren, Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague
and the women who espoused sonic moral
cause or humanitarian measure, of whom
Clara Barton and Susan B Anthony were
representatives; and those who had some
thing to sell to the United States, pictures,
books or statuary. Who does not remember
that attractive little person, Vinnle Ream,
the sculptrebs, all dimples and smiles, with
appealing black eyes and captivating ways,
a magnetic bltot flCEh and blood, who had
talent, to be sure, but who owed, none the
less, her successful career and the many
contracts she received from the government
to her charming personality?
Mrs. Gaines' story is a long and romantic
one. Through come irregularity in her
parents' marriage there was a question as
to her legitimacy The matter was brought
before the courts of Louisiana, the State
in which she was born, where it was finally
decided that tier birth was regular, and she
was the heiress to her father's immense es
tate, which included part of the city of
It was to obtain possession of this prop
erty that Mrs. Gaines appealed from the
circuit court of Louisiana to the Supreme
Court of the United States, before which
and Congress her long, hard battle was
fought This is the most famous claim ever
before Congress, and for years Mrs. Gaines
was known as one of the celebrities of the
Capitol, her 'whole life from girlhood to
old age having been spent in fighting for
the $6,000,000 or $7,000,000 which was
ultimately awarded her.
The claim Tor payment for the Dahlgren
guns, furnished to the Government during
the war, was In the hand3 of attorneys for
many years without action being taken in
the matter. It might still be on docket if
Mrs. Dahlgren, grandc dame and accom
plished woman, had not taken charge and
pushed it to a! successful issue. The beau
tiful and queenly Jvate Chafee Sprague, the-
bclle and toast of her day, lobbied suc
cessfully a bin through Congress to have
the taxes which" had accumulated on her
father's estatp, and which amounted to
more than the value of the estate itself, re
moved. And io more persistent lobbyist
ever haunted tfie committee rooms than
that devoted an,d noble woman, Clara Ear
ton, when she vasendeavoring to have the
United Srates si'ga the treaty of nations
with the Red Cbss Society. She labored
early and late. She besieged her old friends
and made now ones. Her enthusiasm never
failed until the" bill authorizing the Presi
dent to sign the. treaty passed both houses
of Congress. Miss Anthony's work in legis
lative halls is too. well known to need men
But lobbying is no longer considered
good taste. The woman lobbyist, not even
the ghost of her, can be found. Women still
influence legislation, howeverr they are
still the power behind the throne, as they
have been since the days of Aspasla, down
through the ages, and as they will be to the
end of time. It was Peggy O'Xcll who
broke up Jackson's Cabinet and caused him
to send his neice and nephew, his adopted
children, from the White House, in disgrace,
and in our day a woman created atremend
ous scaudal and caused "her husband to re
sign a Cabinet position, a cloud of disgrace
following him, which ruined and wrecked
his iffe. This Influence, indeed, is more
potent since it is hidden, and those who
would fight It do not know where to strike.
The wife of every member of Congress is
more or less a politician. She understands
the machinery of legislation and her in
fluence is cnNt as her sympathies or inter
est dictate, rarely, of course, for a pecun
iary consideration, but even this Influence
can be bought. Several years ago it was a
notorious rnct that the wife of a man, who
stood high in the councils of the nation, had
been subsidized by a powerful corporation.
She entertained regally, her halls were
the handsomest, her dinners tho finest, her
toilettes the most magnificent in town.
Everybody wondered at the swath she cut,
and the corporation paid the bills.
Such influence is not bargnlncd ror in a
vulgar way. "How much will you take
to look after our affairs?" Is a question
never asked. An olly-tongued attorney
diplomatically sets about to Itecome ac
quainted with the womau he wishes to sub
sidize. He lb properly introduced; he enter
tains her, makes himself agreeable, confides
to her his plans, his ambitions. She Is inter
ested and flattered; they become warm
friends. "My dear madam,'' he says
finally, having gained a secure footing in
her esteem, "your Washington establishment
must be a great expense. You are, doubt
less, sometimes cramped for money. Pray
allow me to be you rbanker to theextentof
five, ten , fifteen" whatever the amount
thousand dollars. Pay me at your con
venience." Of course madam protests, but after all,
what is it? Only a friendly loan, which
she will pay back one of these days. She
accepts the money, but the obligation
weighs upon her. How can she make an
adequate return for this disinterested
kindness? Her obliging friend is much in
terested in the bill, a rational and proper
measure, no politics in it. Here is an oppor
tunity. Husband shall help that bill along
So, hardly reallzingit, this lady becomes
the paid servant of a corporation. Loan
follows loan, but they are never repaid;
my lady earns her money. She cultivates
her husband's friends; she dines and wines
them; she coaxes and flatters them; soon
she has a following and is regarded as a
(lower. She is coached by the men who
(lay her; she talks glibly on the phases of
the XXX bill; she answers arguments;
she gains a reputation forclevemess. Timid
men seek her advice; men who have dined
at her mahogany are glad to grant her
favors; it becomes the fashion to do her
bidding, and the XXX bill rides on the
crest wave of popular favor
As a matter of fact, there is no measure
that comes before Congress but has a wom
au champion. Even the ladies of the Dii-
loinallc Corps take an interest in affairs
of international Importance. It was an
open secret, andfor weeks was thesplcivst
bit of post-prandtal gossip, that the beaa
tiful and clever wife of one of the foreign
ministers was of valuable assistance to
her husband last winter in preventing leg
islation concerning a matter vital to her
country She made no attempt to conceal
her Interest, buton the day the matter was
before Congress sat in the diplomatic gul
lery an absorbed auditor of the proceed
ings Everysocial occasion was made an
opportunity to speak a good word for her
distressed country. She buttonholed legis
lators whenever and wherever shetxiuld.
The Chesterfield of the Senate delivered
au eloquent speech against the measure
she antagonized, which was directly trace
able to herlnfluence Shesucceededlnher
efforts beyond the utmost hopes of her
husband, and proved herself his able and
There Is still another womau who plays
a role on the political stage. She works
for her own pleasure and glory, and reaps
no pecuniary benefit. She flatters her
self she is a considerable influence; she
believes in her own strength; she delights
in subtleties, and, in her own mind, is a
De Stael or a Maintenon. She affects a
salon; sho is the Egeria of statesmen; she
occupies a high moral ground; only meas
ures of noble purpose receive her support.
But this type is easily flattered, made to
see virtues where nont exist, and often
becomes the unconscious tool of people more
clever aud less vain than herself.
These women are rarely in evidence at
the Capitol. They are never ft en in its
lobbies; they do not visit the committee
rooms; they arc not to be found in the gal
leries. Their drawing-rooms serve as of
fices; their hours are the fashionable ones.
Tea-tables answer for desks, but they are
as exactly as influential, even more suc
cessful, than the old-fashioned lobbyist,
although their methods are different, more
complex and various.
A CurioUK Coin.
One of the most puzzled men in town is
a Montgomery street i cstaurant keeper who
tecently took in a $0 gold piece which
filled all the ordinary requirements of genu
ineness so far as a suFcriicial test could
reveal the true facts. But a few days ago
a banker stepped into his place and saw
the $20 gold niece which the rostauran tman
had received only a short time before. The
banker had a queer look in his eyes as he
nok the coin and rapped itsharply with his
knife, and the restaurant keeper had a
stianger expression as he saw his supposed
$20 piece break into two pieces
"How is this?" he demanded.
The banker answered. "It is the same
old game. I had one of these pieces my
self, aud since that I have tested gold pieces
of the $20 denomination very carefully.
If that had been genuine my test would
not have broken It."
Then the rcstsurantkeepcrand the bank
er carefully examined it together. The out
side of the gold piece was all light, seem
ingly, when the dissevered parts were
placed together. The milling seemed to be
up to the standaid. The weight was cor
rect. But the inside of the piece was hnlf filled
with a composition which was not the cus
tomary goldandnlloy. Stillclosercxamlna
tion revealed that the gold had been sawed
through with exquisite care and skill Just
inside of the milling. Then the milling had
been removed and from the Inteiior of
the piece some of the gold had been ex
tracted and the baser composition was
made to take the place of the more precious
metal. Then, with equal deftness and
skill the milling had been replaced and
soldered in Fome way, and the trick was
done. San Francisco Call.
"I can't see why they speak of the wisdom
of the serpent,"
"Well, you never heard of a serpent get
ting his lee pulled, did you.'' Truth.
Made by a Dermatologlst'tvith 2G years'
experience in Dermatology. Sold every
Skin Diseases and ail Facial Blemishes
permanently removed at the
JoIid E Wooinry Bermatological Institute,
New York, 127 W. 42d St.; Phila., 130(5
Walnut St.; Boston, 11 Winter bt; Chicago,
loa State st.
A samplo or either Woodbury's Facial
Soap or Facial Uream, with illustrated
Dook on Beauty and treatmwit of the skin,
mailed on receipt of 10 cents.
Address a.l tetter to IS? W. 43.! St., N. 3T
Htm S&XL A NbrfHBi
NEW NATIONAL THEATER.
One Week, Beginning TOMORROW, Hay 17.
SATURDAY MATINEE ONLY.
JULIA MARLOWE- ROBERT TABER
LAFAYETTE OPERA HOUSE
John W. Albaugh, Manager.
Nixon !c Zimmerman, Directors.
Fifth Week of Opera in English.
Commencing Tomorrow Night.
IIB.KT'S GItA'X'D CRKATJON,
An Extraordinary Production
Castle Square j
Chas M. Kouthwell, Mgr.
Magnificently Mounted and
A stage pit ture of rare beauty
SPECIAL "KOSE ' MAT. WED.
Bring your wheel We cheek It
JIVJ5XIXGS-U5. SO. 75.
wVk THE MIKADO
Buy your seat now Secured
LAFAYETTE MAV 1
TONIGHT - lYJiil 10.
JOHN . ALKAUGII Mtnaser
NIXON & ZIMMEIUIANN Directors
Will give their last concert of
the season here,
Hiss Zora Gladys Horiocker, Contralto,
Fraulein Leontme Gaertner, 'Cellist.
NOTE Sousa will play his new march,
"The Stars and btripes Forever," tonight
for the first time
USUAL SOUSA TKICES.
Coll .. r i.i:.itk!.
Metzerott fc Luckett, Managers.
Nixon &. Zimmerman, Directors.
WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY, MAF 17,
Only Matinee Saturday.
OPENING OF THE COMEDY SEASON BT
Producing for the first time on any stage
a New Modern Comedy by
Mr. Paul Wilstach,
A FIRST OFFENSE
The complete company includes the fol
lowing ladles and gentlemen.
A. S Lipman. Kathertne Urey,
Henry Bergman, Kate Benin tt'ilson,
Jas. O. Barrowu, Grace Mae Lamkiu,
tt'nL Boag, Pearl EvHvnne,
Geoffrey Stein, Grayce Scott,
Alrred Hickman, Carrie Berg,
W. W. Jefferson, Clara Emory,
Summer prices will prevail.
NEXT tt'EEK-NIOBE. It
Reserved or P. rn Nothln:- i
Soa'3 ZO W OUU Hghcr.
T1IE CUMMSNCS !
Stock Company ;
Secoud weekof the Summer Season, j
THE GOLDEN GIANT.
Next week-Pink Dominoes.
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
Buckler and Butler, Managers
Week commencing Monday, May 17,
inauguration of the Summer Season.
The Buckler ani Butler Stock Company,
In the Merry Comedy Success,
Together with refined, high-class vaudeville,
including Chas. Mack, Miss Goldle, and
The Musical Tramp.
Prices 15c, 2Cc, 50c and 75c.
Georgle's Delicate niiit.
"Papa," said Georgie, "it worries me
awful to think how much trouble I give
"She hasn't complained."
"No, she's very patient. But she often
sends me to the shop for things, and they
ore a good way off, and I know she gets
cross waiting when she's in a hurry."
"Not often,- I fancy."
"Oh, she's nearly always in a hurry.
She gets everything all ready for baking,
and finds at the last minute she hasn't
any yeast, or she getsa pudding all mixed,
and finds she hasn't any nutmeg or some
thing: and f.'icn she's in an awful stew,
'cause the oven is all ready,, and maybe
visitors are coming, and I can't run a
very long distance, you know; and I feel
awful sorry for poor mamma."
"Humphl Well, what can we doout
"I wa3 thinking you might get me a bi
cycle." Boston Traveller.
The ,7ninPfe.e Are Particular.
'Business in the Japanese Parliament, as
in our own, seems to be sometimes of
rather a frivolous character. A whole re
cent sitting was devoted to considering
whether a Tnemlier had cot -violated par
liamentary etiquette by atteudlng the open
ing in a frock coat instead of the regula
tion dress suit. Finally, the offending mem
ber was solemnly warned of his "indis
cretion," narrowly escaping, being banded
over jto the disciplinary committee for pun
ishment. Westminster Gazette.
A new romantic play by J. I C. Clarke,
from the French of Francois Ccppee.
ROMEO AND JULIET."
play by KIwyn A. Barron, rounded
on George Fliots novel.
YOU LIKE IT"
Beginning Tomorro-w Night at 8.
Matinees Tnes.jThurs.and Saturday
6FECIAL ENGAGEMENT -OF
Undisputed Champion of
Appearing with 1m Sparring Tartner In
an accurate reproduction ..f all the prin
opa! features of his Great Fight with
.Taines J forbett. and illustrating particu
TERRIBLE HEART BLOW!
Also Giving -,
AN EXHIBITION OF
SCIENTIFIC BAG PUHCHIHG I
In Conjunction with Oppenheimers Su
The Most Extravagant Burlesque Organ
ization In Existence
Next Week Seamons Burlequer3
Monday, May 31 Testimonial Benefit to
Manager Eugene Kernan.
TOlSriG-IiT .AJT 8. 15
LAST WEEK BUT ONE.
Season Closes May 30.
MOKE .NiiW VIEWS AJJDKD
The only Biograph in the City. The Best
of all Instruments.
All exhibitions Monday, May 17, for the
benefit of the Beneficent Society and
the Christian Endeavor Society of the
burst rresbyterian Church.
Dady at :30, 1:30 and 8:15 p m
Glen Echo Chautauqua
Athletic Bicycle Park.
Take Electric Cars at 36th st. and Pro
The Green (F street) Electrics take yoa
to the spot.
Most bcautltut scenery In the District
In eight of the Potomac all the way.
At AIARSHALL HALL,
SUNDAY, MA5l 16, 18U7.
Music by Schroeder s Band and Orchestra
oa Sunday. Ladies are especially invited on
these excursions. Steamer Charles Macal
ester will leave Seventh-street wharf on
Sundays at 11 a. m. and " 30 p. m., leav
ing Marshall Hall at 1 IU and 5.30 p. rn.
On week days will leave Se enth-street
wharf at 10 a. m. and -.30 p. m., return
ing reaches the city at -15 and 6 p. m.
Fare, round trip, -3 cents; dinner, 75 cents,
including the celebrated Marshall Hall
Clam Chowder. E. 1. BLAKE, Capt,
NO DUST. NO DIRT.
"Quickest and Safest Route"
Daily (except Sunday) at 10 a. ro and
2:30 p. in. Keturning, reach the city at
Z and 6 p. m. FARE. BOUND TltlP, 50a
Admission to grounds. 25c. ELEUANT
CAFE OX THE STEAMER. Tickets, with
Mount Vernon admission coupon, for 6ale
at wharf ana at hotels.
L. L. BLAKE. Captain.
Every day tn the year ror Fortress
Monroe. Norfolk, Newport News and
all points South by the superb, pow-
erful steel palace steamers "Kew-
port News." "Norfolk" and "Wash
ington," on the following schedule:
Lv. rortsm'th. :J pm
Lv. Norfolk... 6:10 pia
Lv. Kt-Monroo 7:.0 pm
Ar. Alexand'A tirjfl aia
Ar. Wash'gtoa 0: 0 am
LiV. WasU'gton 7:03 pn
Lv. AloxandrUTiJO put
Ar. Ft. Monroa C:H) am
Ar. Norfolk... 7:W am
Ar.Portsm'tli. SiX) am
Visitors to Chambcrlln's new hotel.
"The Bygeia," and Virginia Beach
will find this the most attractive
route, insuring a comfortable nlght'a
Large and luxurious rooms heated
by steam and fitted throughout with
electric lights. Dining room service la
a la carte, and is supplied from tba
best that the markets of Washlngtoa
and Norfolk afford.
Tickets on sale at U. S. Express
office, 817 Pennsylvania avenue; 513.
619, 1421 Pennsylvania avenue; 8.
& O. ticket office, corner 15th street
and New York avenue, and onboard
steamers, where time table, map, etc..
can also be had.
Any other information desired will
be famished on application to the un-
derslgned at tne comuany's wharf,
foot of 7th st.. Washington. D. Q,
Telephone No. 750.
JNO. CALLAHAN, General Manajer.
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