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agency for the Jewett, the
best Refrigerators, made of
solid ash, antique finish, packed
with charcoal, solid brass
trimmings at less prices than
for ordinary softwood Refrig
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WORKING FOR FREE CUBA
The Great Popular Mass Meeting
GENERAL SANGUILLY COMING
Hero of the Ten Years' Wnr and
Other Prominent Patriots to Be
1'ioent Senator Gnllinger Will
Pi eniUe Correspondents From
Field to Tell of Cuba's Wrongs.
The popular interest so far manifested
In the mass meeting to be held this after
noon at 3 o'clock at the Columbia Theater
indicates that It will be a demonstration
whose results will be regarded as signifi
cant and important both in official and
unofficial circles Tho Cuban League has
worked industriously and intelligently,
their efforts having been aided materially
by the Indies' Cuban organization. An
excrtlznt piogram has been prepared,
which appear, substantially below.
Kot only the Cubans of Washington, but
all those who sympathize with their cause,
are much interested in the coming hereof
Gen Julio Panguilly, the hero of tho ten
years' war, and who was recently released
from a Spanish prison through the efforts
of Consul General Lee. It was thought
that Gen Sangullly would have arrhed
here yesterday afternoon, butitwat. learned
labt nijrht that he would not arrh e until
this morning, Iealng New Tork, with his
party, last midnight. The party, it was an
nounced, would be quaitered at "Millard's
It is not expected, for diplomatic rea
sons, that any of the Cuban junta in this
city will attend the meeting. It is not
consldeied at the headquarters that the
presence of the officers here would bo
in good taste, altlnugh they arc naturally
intcicstcd in the exhibition of the good
and ivarm feeling of the citizens of Wush
ingtou In tlrir country's cause.
Mr. Qucsada went to Baltimore on im
portant business yesterday, returning last
night, but will bo in Baltimore again to
day. Mi. Albcrtinl, secretary of the
Junta, will also go to Baltimore today.
The committee in charge of tho meet
ing lias brought its labors to a successful
clo'-e, and c cry detail has been carefully
The ladles who have taken so prjml
ncut a part in the work will be largely
represented, both in the audience and on
thehtagc. The most Influential andiUdely
knowit people in the city hare the Inter
est of the work at heart, and there Is no
doubt XXi the result of the gathering
-will be widely felt.
Gon William Henry Browne, president
of tho Cuban League, of this city, will
call the meeting to order with appropriate
Senator Gnllinger will preside.
Mr Karl Becker, tho "Washington cor
respondent, Just returned from Cuba, will
relate his observations and experiences
during a four mouths' campaign with
the Cuban armies. Senator Chandler, Sen
ntor Burrows, Senator Allen, non. Benton
McMlllIn, and Rev. Howard Wilbur 3:nnts
will also apeak. Bov Ilugh Johiibon, of
tho Metropolitan M. E. Church, will r.6k
tho divine blessing on the work for Cuba;
and Kev. Coudcn, chaplain of the IIouso,
of Iteprceentati-vos, will pronounce tho
1 tis intimated by .the committee in charge
FOR a day. at least, we shall offer the famous "Derby," V-Marquise," and "Ideal" Waists, worth from $i.to $3.98, for
onlv aqc, 68c, and 08c. About eleven hundred of them to arrive Monday morning per Adams'Express. Need we
inform you that they are this season's very latest styles. Even those in the 49c lot have the new and correct double
pointed yoke, the fashionable small sleeves, the detachable collar and cuffs, and they are made of exquisitely sheer dimities and
lawns, in checks, stripes, and figures, in all the wanted and now scarce colors. You doubtless have learned that low prices
are usually associated with waists either passe in style or palpably cheap imitations of the best. Because you have and will
discover a few stupidly deceptive announcements please remember that "if it's in The Palais Royal advt. it's so." Of course
we have no occasion to write this to regular patrons, who are advised to call as early as possible to-morrow.
The illustration in the top
left hand corner and those
to right and left are fair
representations. Man' oth
ers here, some with white
linen collars and cuffs.
for Dinner and Tea- Set of
100 pieces, one of is hlch Is Il
lustrated above. $5 never bo
fore bought a set as good.
for a set of 100 pieces, with
hand-painted floral and gold
decorations. Well worth $10.
' Th Hliitrptlon Is of the 2-ouart "Gem
that some very eensutlonul facts rcjrard
Ikg the Cuban situation, both at home und
in the Island, will come out at tomorrow's
meeting, which have neer appeared in
All who are interested in the Cuban
question, and who desire to know the real
situation of affairs, are imited to atUnd
today's meeting at the Columbia Theater.
Special proWslon will bo made for the
'ndles There will be no charge for ad
mission. Peignoir A. A. Agulrre, the well known
Cuban "patriot of this city, was seen la-jt
eenlng by a Times representative and
when que&tloncd with regard to the mas
nveting, said: "Today's meeting will be
the beginning of a series or feuch meetings.
On the 30th of May the labor organiza
tions of the city will hold another meeting
at the Columbia Theater, to expre-s their
sjmpathy for the struggling patrioto in
"in the first week of June the. various
G A. R posts will hold mass meetings for
the same purpose. The Cubans have never
doubted tho sympathy of the American
people for them, and the only thing tnat
was necessary was an opportnnity to ex
press their feelings in the matter. It is
hoped that this spark will kindle into
flames that which will spiead over the
entire country. Letters have been received
from other cities expressing a willingness
to follow the example thus set by the
people of tho National Capital, and backing
any htand the President will take in this
Selgnoir Agulrre jesterday received the
following letter from the Hon. Amos J
Cummings In lesponse to an invitation
to speak at the meeting today:
"My Bear Sir I iegret exceedingly that
I cannot be with jou on Sunday evening
to speak on behalf of Cuba.,
"We have In this countiy two organi
zations known as the Sons of the Ameri
can Revolution and the Daughters of the
American Revolution. No one who has
studied that revolution can fall to sjm
pathize with the Cubans in their man
ful struggle for liberty. They are fight
ing with a zeal and an energy worthy of
the American colonists of 1776. Great
Britain hurled herds of savages upon the
American patriots in an effoit to crush
them. The atiocities at Wyoming and
at Cheny Valley were appalling, but they
were committed by men who pretended to
be marching in the ranks of civ llizatlon.
"In years to come the most disgraceful
pago In tho Administration of Grovcr
Cleveland will be its action toward the
Cuban patriots Not a word of sympathy
ever came from it. On tho contrary, its
energies were bent toward assisting the
Spaniards In crushing the Cuban patriots.
"It set Congress at defiance, by refusing
to act upon a resolution, "which did not
begin to express the sympathy of the
American people toward the struggling
patriots. It virtually declared that Con
gress trespassed upon the rights of the
Administration in daring to pass such a
"Let us hope that the new Administra
tion will act differently. The United
States ought to have been willing long
ago to extend to Cuba the aid so gen
erously given out to us by Trance in our
struggle for freedom.
"Have faith in the American people.
Their hearts beat responsive to the hearts
of the Cuban patriots. The long night of
bloodshed will pass at last, and the Lone
Star of free Cuba will ware triumphant
over Mora Castle. Tours sincerely,
"AMOS J. CUMMINGS."
UKARTS BDAT HIGH WITH HOrK.
"What Ex-Secretary Hoke Smith
Heard at Ky West.
Atlanta, Ga., May 18. Ex-Secretary
of the Interior Hoke Smith returned this
morning from Key West, where be baa
thu moftgrcsro Tiragg? .pTJDAg,
Best Shirt Waists Cheap
Lined with galvanized iron, japanned
and decorated in various colors. Nickel
Holding 1 gallons C9c.
Holding 2 gallons USc.
Holding 3 gallons $1.13
Holding 4 gallons 5L3S
a y it for the "Jewett" Water Cool
3 er, holding 4 quarts Hand
somely Japanned and decor
ated. Lined with porcelain,
.. packed with charcoal.
j q for large size Berry and Fruit
Rrtwla fnn.tlfmll&a nf io mnct v.
pensive cut glass designs.
for Lemonade Sets, consisting of
tankard h&pc pitcher, six tumb
lers and decorated metal tray.
for Frult Saucers and 4c. for Fruit
Dishes, fac-plmlles of expensive cut
4 r for quart else Water Bottles In
iiL cut glass designs hat must bo
seen to be appreciated. The price
been engagod for a week on legal business
On the steamer from Tampa to Key est,
and return, he spent the whole time getting
information about Cuba and at Key West
converged with many prominent men from
Havana Mr. Smith H Impressed witn the
belief that the time has come for the
United States to intervene in the interests
of humanity. He says:
"It is easier at Key West to obtain
full and free expressions fiom those who
have been in Cub. than It is in Havana. I
met men who talked freely of the condi
tions in Cuba. They were thoroughly in
i sympathj with tho Insurrectionists
i "I found an unbroken opinion that
Spain bad accomplished nothing toward
j putting down the insurrection; that the
' Cubans were more determined and more
hopeful than ever of success. Indeed, I
mlghtsaythat anopinion of confidence was
everywhere expressed that this btrugglo
would endin Cuba's success.
"Tlierecentcourseof the Spanish gov em
inent, w ith regard to the bank at Huv ana,
the abandonment of specie payments, and
the failure to pay the troops for a number
of months, have combined to create a
distrust In Spain, even on the part of the
few who have at heart adhered to the
.Spanish side, and have added to the ex
pectation of success on the part of the
insurrectionists I met a number of edu
cated men from Havana, who, I had sup
posed, were adherents of Spain. To my
surprise, I found that their hearts wero
with the Insurrectionists, and their sup
posedadherencetothe Spanish cause, while
in Havana, was due to the fear of cou
fcequences which would follow an 4pen
avowal of their real opinions.
"The real cauf-e of tbe insurrectionists'
failure to give battle to the Spanish troops
In the usual way, is the lack of ammunition
and a fixed policy which seems to havebeen
quite effective, the purpose being to wear
Spain out, to exhaust her resources, and
finally to foico her to abandon the Island
"The removal of the Spanish troops, it is
freely claimed, has been due to the Cear of
a growing sj mpathyon the part of the rank
and file with the insurrectionists "
LOSSES IX CUBA.
The Dnmngp to Sugar Plantations
Alone Will Bench $250,000,000.
New York, May 15 Estimates today of
the losses suffered by sugar plantation
owners in Cuba during the war, made by
a gentleman who has a thorough know ledge
of the situation, gives the "following:
"In all, 125 eugnr factories have been
totally deployed. Other estates have suf
fered moieorless damuge to machinery, but
have their buildingsstill standing; and final
ly mostofthem have hadallthelrcanefields
reduced to ashes. The value of buildings,
machinery and cane fields destroyed may
be estimated at $150,000,000, and that of
the lostcrops at over $100,000,000.
"Most of the coffee and tobacco planta
tions, as well as those devoted to minor
agricultural products, have been destroyed
all ovor the island.
"There were about-1,000,000 cattleln the
lrland when the war began. Not one-third
are now left.
"The railway lines are all in a most
desperate condition. More than half of
their rolling stock has been destroyed by
fire and dynamite, and nearly all the sta-
ion-bo uses outside of the cities have been
The statement shows that the greater
part of this loss falls on American owners
or syndicates controlled in this country.
Cornell Defeats the Naval Cadets.
Annapolis, May 15. Tbe second ,,crew
?f Cornell University defeated the Naval
ladets In the regattaattheNaval Academy
this afternoon. The crew from Ithaca
crossed tbe line two and a half lengths
ahead of the middles. The cadets, while
pulling a rood oar, were completely out
classed by tbe visitor.
The illustration to the
right depicts one of the
waists in the 68c lot. To
be truthful we must state
that this lot is the least de
sirable of the three.
O fr China Tea Set of 50 pieces, one
0 of which is illustrated. Decora
tions are in assorted colors. $2 is
less than the original cost of importation.
(H j cQ tor China Jardiniere on 19
O l.yO inch pedestal. Pink, blue
yellow, and green, with gold
trimmings. Highly ornamented and expensive-looking.
for Manahari'.s, Tarine Moth-proof
Bags, 23xS5 Inches Inside nook,
so that the garment can be hung
Jr, for 100 ffteet'Plne Tar Paner,
CC each 5x7 inchec 4c. each for the
ahcets 86x40 Inches. The odor of
the pine, while repelling to the moth, is
delightfully attractive to jou and others.
0UT1NCQFBAR AD BENCH
Lawyers and Judges Enjoy Their
Annual May Fete.
BASEBALL AND BAKED SnAD
The Bnr Association' Courtesies
to DIstliiRUished Guestn ut Mar
shall Hull Why the Trip Was
Deiiiyed and What Becnuio of tho
Silk Hat Uouie by Moonlight.
There Is only one bar in Washington and
one bench, and from the fact that the
bench includes the highest judicial func
tionaries in the land, the interchange or
courtesies, whether on land or sea or am
phibiously, is one ot the most interesting
of occastona. Yesterday the ccurtesy was
from the bar to the bench ut Marshall Hall.
The custom of ttiu bar giving an outing
to the bench, anu, incidentally, to itself, Is
ancient and honorable. Chief Justice
Marshall was, traditionally, very fond of
planked shad, and went over very often
In vacation time to this very Marshall Hall
with a select company to dine on the ohud
of that day and generation, which slightly
antedates the building if the herring v. harf
at Alexandria. There were also other
chief Justices and their associates who
dined al fresco on shad down the river.
Anyhow, it has become a custom among
the lawyers to invite the members of the
bench down the river every year to eat
of this toothsomo dish, which, net to
herring, is undoubtedly the fin de sleele
fish There is a story around AleandrU
Mount Yernon, and Marshall Hall that In
the shad fceason the natives have difficulty
in getting off their undershirts on ac
count of the projection through the epi
dermis of certain indigestible parts of their
diet; but that is irrelevant, as the gentle
men of thi; particular excursion would say.
As a matter of, fact tho outing of the
Bar Association Is one ot the most ex
clusive functions of the season. It Is con
sidered to be res ndjudicata, or words to
that effect, when 'the steamer gets bark
to Washington, itbeingtibout as impossible
to extract a story about it from the
participants as it would be for the whole
Supreme Court Co release by writ of
habeas corpus any of the certain dead
people who have been sent to Jail, either
by the Medical Association or by the
Some facts, however, about this interest
ing fete .have come,up the river. Jt has been
ascertained that only pne of the gentlemen
had the temerity tojvyear a silk hat "on this
ocension," and that It caused him an In
finite deal of trouble, which. Carlyle says, Is
the equivalent of genius. The gentleman
who wore the hat doesn't think so, as it Is
very ceitain that he will not wear this
particular silk hat again. It is said that he
wore a quo warranto expression throughout
the whole of the singing, on the return trip,
of that Jolly song: "There's a Hole in the
Bottom of the Sea."
The silk hat gentleman was nominated
at umpire of a game of baseball which
was played, for the first tlma on any
grounds in this country, by select nines
of the younger members of the bar. The
Bilk hat was recalcitrant and contuma
cious, bat they insisted, although the
nines knew be bad no other bat, and
that it wat worn for this day only.
Ho eventually consented, and when the
gamo broke up, in what is technically
known as a riot, the .point or points in
f ' tmx .
Wire Screens, made on superior hard
wood frames, 18 to l? Inches high, extend
ing from IS to 44 Inches, as follows:
13 Inches, extending IS to El .15c
24 inches, cx'ndlng IS to 34. 24c
SO Inches, expending 18 to 14 29c
30 inches, extending 23 to 44 23c
y - for Wire Screen Doors, made on
OL solid wood frames. All Bizes.
Bring measurements required.
Complete vvlth spring hinge, knob, and
hook for only 75c
f Q - f "" 1" Hard Wood Screen Doors;
tJoC ornamented with scrolls and carv
ing. Expensive looking doors, for
r r for waterproofed Telescope Bag.
Cct- as illustrated. It has hand-sewed
leather corners, handle, and straps.
As strong as an all-leather bag.
dispute were smoothed over vicariously
by the Pllk hat Later in the evening
the hat disappeared altogether in the
mo-mlight of the return trip
That something would have Imppened
vas to be inferred from the fact that when
the Macalester was ncarlng Alexandria,
fie steamer came to a stop in mfdstream.
The news came up from the engine-room
that a "bolt" had broken. There was
not. however, much delay. It was found
much "forrud,M and wheti Justice narlan
that the bar had loaded the bench too
and some others sat more amidships tho
Macalester moved off like a swan, not
withstanding the fractured bolt.
The party left here about 11 o'clock yes
terday morning In good shape They all
arrived there on time, and proceeded vari
ously to drink in the country air, which is
particularly salubrious at that distance
down the river. Some of them plav ed ten
pins or "at bowls," as it used to be called
fenerations ago, someofthe.il played cards,
principally whist, although one of the
judges did ask why three of the whist
parties used so many counters and why
they weie of dlfferentcolors. There were,
besides shooting-gallery parties, pool and
anti-pooling parties, and, in general, all
the kinds of parties usually gotten up on
these festive occasions.
The big feature of the day was the shad
dinner, winch was served in the pavilion
It was delightrully informal. It was stat
ed last night by one of the attorneys that
ther were toasts and speeches Another
attorney, however, said that there were
no speec lies or toasts that he heaid;but,
probably, this was the attorney on the
Tn"re undoubtedly was singing, because
it camein ea minutesahead of the steamer.
It was a fine moonlight night, in fact the
moon was full, so that the strains of the
bar, and possibly of the bench, were heard
from shore to shore. It was by the same
token, very good singing and in attune
with thcpleasantmcmoriesof thertaj that
was being celebrated
The bar had the most desirable weather
for its outing, which, as usual, was one of
the test scial occasions of the season.
hey all agiecd that tney had the good
time which they went out for to see, and
certn'nly no profession is so cleaily entitled
to a day off as thelawversand thejudges,
who are attending to everv body's else
business the other 2G1 davs of the yeur.
The guests of honor expiesed themselves
as highly pleased with the entertainment.
Tbe party returned to the city at 8:15
Among those in the party were Justice
Harlan, Justice Gray, Justice Pcckham,
Justice Shlras, Justice Brown, Justice
A. C Bradley, Chief Justice Bingham,
Judge Claries B Howry, Justice Shepard,
court of appeals; Justice Cole, Marshal
A A Wilson, Justice Wei don, Justice
Kimball, Archibald Hopkins, esq.; Justice
Peele, Robert Willet, esq ; Justice Mor
ris, George Truesdell, esq ; Commissioner
Black, nbarles B Be-all, esq ;H. W. Hodges,
esq ; W. M. Black, esq.; J Nota McGlll.
esq.; B. Ueale, esq.; Justice "VVylie, S.
Thompson, esq.; and Justice Cox.
The bar association was welf repre
sented The Tigers Win Knaily.
Princeton, N. J-, May 15. The first game
of the intercollegiate championship series
was played this afternoon on the Trinceton
'Varsity Field, between Harvard and
Fnuceton. Up to the ninth Inning not a
Harvard batsman reached third base and
only two hits were made off Wilson's de
livery. In that inning Harvard managed
to knock cut three runs saving them from
Betts Breaks Bicycle Records.
London, May 15. At Sydenham, today
J. P. Betta, the bioycllst, beat the record
for from two to five miles. He rode the
latter distance in 9:04 4-5r
The illustration to the
right and in top corner in
adequately pictures these
waists. Made of best im
ported organdies, they are
poems in form and color,
some being cheap at $3.98.
q i for reliable Trunks, as illus
, C Hr trated. Covered with water
proofed Bnclish duck. Iron
bottom: hard wood slats, strengthened
with steel bands and clamps, to protect
top and sides. Brass lock and safety
catches. Inside tray and hat box.
m o for full-size Mexican Hammocks
4-OL And see the baby Hammock and
frame for house use.
for only 84 cents.
py for Japanese Straw Stoop Seals;
C $1.43 for large armed porch rocker:
4c. yard for 40-mch open-work
Distinguished Chinaman Enjoy
ing Ills Washington Visit.
AMERICAN IN BIS TASTES
The Celestial Emperor's Delegate to
Queen Victoria's Jubilee Hunevv
Jng Acquaintance With the Na
tional Capital Was Former Chi
nese Minister Hero.
Not since the visit of Li Hung Chang has
the National Capital had the pleasure ot
entertaining so distinguished a Celestial as
is now quartered at the Arlington. Oure
more the Chinese Hag floats over the hotel,
and the corridors resound with the echoes
ot tho language peculiar to the Flowery
The same scenes that marked the visit of
Li HungChangare enacted over again. This
time, however, the august Celestial repre
sentative is none other than Chang Yen
Hoon, intuisterof foreign affairs, and brevet
president nf the board ot revenue ot China;
who will represent the Emperor at the
Queen's jubiieein London next month Chang
's accompanied by seven members of his
suite und twoservants. They are quartered
in the state departments at the hotel, the
same that sheltered LI Hung Chang.
Chang Yen Hoon arrived in the city from
New York. on Friday. His visit to Washing
ton is for the purpose of paying his respects
to the new minister before leaving for Lon
don At the same time the distinguished
visitor is losing no opportunity to take in
all the beauties of Washington. Every
minute ot his time has been occupied since
bN arrival. He lias lunched with the
representative ot his government, at the
legation, und returned the compliment
in bis private apartments, at the hotel.
Immediately after breakfast yesterday
ho was taken for a dilve over the city, and
expressed great delight at its public
buildings and beautifully laid out av enues.
Washington is, however, not new to
the distinguished Celestial, and his cul
tivated taste is explained by the fact that
be was for three years the minister from
China here. He left about six years ago,
and this is the flrt visit he has paid to
the city Muce that time. On his return
from tlie drive he lunched in his apart
ments at the hotel. Themeal, which was or
dered by ins secretary, confuted of oysteis,
consonune, soft-jlII crabs, chicken, Ice
cream and claret. Chang deligh tain Ameri
can cooking, in fact, pieferi it to that
of his own country.
Many visitors called npon tb9 minister
during the afternoon, among them being
Jonh W. Foster and Hon. W. W. Bock
hill. The latter gentleman speaks the
Chinese language fluently, and was able
to converse with Chang in bla native
tpngue The minister seemed to enjoy
tho chat immensely, lu all probability
Chang will call at tho White Howe on
Monday and bo presented to Tresldtnt
McKinloy. JIo will be accompanied by the
Chinese minister, who Will make the in
troductions. He will sail for England next
Wednesday, on the Cityjof Paris. On the
return trip 15 in Chang's Intention to
pay a long visit to Washington.
Tho envoy said that he was glad to
return to Washington .and .renew his ac
quaintance, "Jbe fet that I am here,"
Various Stoves. (
jt q rcr the "B. & B. blue flams
4- D Oil Stove: with brass oil tanks
and- large steel top. See It,
and wonder at Its capabilities.
o . for the Lamp Oil Stove, with iron
OH-L tank and four-Inch wick. And
only 10c. for the gas stove that la
often a friend in need.
Sj s?C Instead of 52 for the cele
8 o O C7 brated "Liberty" Gas Stoves,
with two double burners.
Only 44a for the Single Gas Stove witia
Skilled workmen who will call and
take necessary measurements for all
kinds of house clothing'. '
r q ror supplying Best stripen
OO.cJO linen, measuring, maklnr.
1 C KJ
and fitting slip cmers to five
piece suite of furniture, not requiring
more than eleven yards of Go-Inch ma
terial. 4o .-. for measuring, making, and bang
OC lng Opaque Cloth Shades, and
only S9c for the Best Scotch Hol
J j r q for making and Cttlnr out-
O l.yO e'ls Aixnlne to any ordinary 4
sue window. I
tfN for the usuaJ 25c Opaua Window
yt Sl.accs. In dl colors. Complete
for only 13c.
he said, "is proof how much I like the
Chang was dressed in white, embroid
ered with gold and a big diamond shone
at the front of hl3 cap. While here tho
hotel authorities have taken every pre
caution that the distinguished visitor is
not disturbed, and two sturdy Celestial
sacredly guard bis apartments.
MORRIS PARK RACES.
Ogdeu Alnhe His Initial Appearance,
But Is Badly Beaten.
Morris Park, New York, May 15. Ogden
made his initial three-year-old appearance
here this afternoon in the historic Withers
Stakes. Bo wa3 a favorite, but badly
beaten by Octagon There w ere three other
stake features on tbe card the Croton
High weight Handicap, which was won by
Premier, and the New York Steeplechase
Handicap, which went to Peconic. Fully
10,000 persons were present. Summaries:
First race The Eclipse course Wol
hurat, 107, Powell, 10 to 7, won, Eaklns,
110, Thorpe, G to 1, second. Humorist, 110,
Uttlcfield. 10 to 1, third Time, 1:12-1-4.
Second race Five furlongs. Selling.
Previous. 100, Sloaue, 8 to 5, won, Mr.
Stoffel, 102, Thorpe, S to 1, won; Mr.
Pride, 110, Llttlerield, 0 to 1, third
Time, 0-59 3-4.
Third race Handicap Purse $1,000.
Mile and a sixteenth Lake Shore, 111,
Sloane, 4 to 1, won, Sir Walter, 121, Bog
gett, 4 to 1, second. Volley, 106, Scherer,
2 to 1, third Time, 1-51.
Fourth race Ihe Withers mile; purse
$3,500 Octagon, 119, Sims, 3 to 5,
won; Ogden, 122, Taral, 10 to 7, second;
Regulutor, 119, Hamilton, 15 to 1, third.
Time. 1 13
Fifth race Toe Croton Highwelght
Handicap; purse $1,D00; six furlongs.
Premier, 117, Taral, 12 to 1," won; Tinge,
Hogget, 6 to 1, cecond; Casseopla, 121,
Littlcfleld, 5 to 1 , third Time, 1 15 1-2
Sixth race The New York Steeplechase
Handicap, ot ?l,200; abont two and a
half miles Peconic, 152, English, 7 to
5, won; Lady Raymond, 170, Bracken, 5
to 1, second; Mars, Chun, 13S, Hara, 16
to 1, third. Time, 4 48
BOARD OF REVIEW'S FAST WORK.
Broke All Records In Completing
Itt Schedule of Bids.
The board of review appointed by tho
District Commissioners to schedule the
bids made for supplies for the coming
fiscal jear finished their labors jester
day afternoon, in the shortest time known
in the history of such work in the Dis
The time occupied was six days, dur
ing the regular office hours, and there
were 136 bidders, divided into 20 classes.
In each class were from 2 to 400 items,
and some idea can be formed of the
extent of the undertaking when it Is
stated that upward of 4,000 items were
Now that the board has finished tho
schedules will go to Fropeity Clerk Beck
ett, who will compare the bids with those
accepted for the present fiscal year aud
also with p reseat market prices of the
goods scheduled. After the Commissioners
have approved the bids they will be sent
to the laril of control, consisting of offi
cial5selected from the Treasury andlnterlor
Departments for final acceptance.
TJie quick work ot the District hoard ot
review was the result ot an urgent request
from the various bidders that early action
would give them on opportunity to lay
In their r.tock for District supplies before
the passage of the pending tariff measure.
TJic gentlemen composing tlie board were:
Daniel Curry, ot tho executive office,
chairman: T. Trederick -Mv ey, P. C. Roach,
George W. Mercer, R. M. Barr, George O.
Burns, J. C. Payne, G. H. Hamilton.