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THE TJMIS. WASHINGTON, STOSPAY. DECEMBER 26, 187.
WILL Till JIT LAKEWQQD
1411 Penn. Ave. Adj. Willard'S Hotel
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CHRISTMAS WITH PLAYFOLK
Actors and Actresses Mingle Work
Shiny e-f Those at Present in
City Keeeive Gift.- and
GhrieUnas -among tlie ilaycr folk Is a
day of mingled -work and pleasure, and
this rule had no exception for the actors
and actret-ses who iiluycrtat the local the
ater." during the past week. Matinee and
evening iterformawes, in a measure, oc
cupied the greater portion or their day.
But before- between and after tlie acts
ample time was, found for merrymaking
The chief ource of pleasure to an in
habitant of stagelanri is the present tint
is reoehed from some rormer felloe a.tor
or frcm Hie dear ones at home, and tins,
with ll.c c. changing or presents and tele
grams, nt-de many Thespians rejoice liere
In common villi members of tlie profession
all ove: the country.
The day "was rirst ob'vved here by the
menUen-of the ''What Happened to Jones'"
Company, -which has been playing a week's
enga pen. ent at the National; who met in
social session at the Hotel Regent after
the lwfoimaiice on ChiistmasEve. Tharo
were liresent Manager Titou.of the 'Cum-K-rland
G1" Cotniiany, Manager Rapier,
of the National Theater, .Mr. Richard Vf b
8ter. of the '-Cumberland 'CI" Company,
and the following persons, constituting
the cast of the 'Jones' Company, George
C. Boniface, jr., George Aker. Reuben Fax.
William Bernard, Cecil .Kingston, J. "W.
Cope, llaxiy Rose. Anna Belmont, JCithryn
Ostennan, Rose Stuart, Florence Robinson,
Mrs. 1. A. r.berlee, and Mattie Ferguson
Tlie rirst tiling was a dinner, atter which
the party adjourned to another part of
the -h'4el. which had been kindly tendered
for tin occasion, and there the rest or the
fvenliic or morning, was spent in a joy
ful mat m-r.
A laTe Christmas tree, "which had been
deoc-ratcd for the occasion, with "booby
presentr. occupied tlie center of the room
and atoimd this the company and guests
gaUiered to participate in the distribution
of the piesents. Each replied with a riw
vorl. a humorous dialogue, or a bit of
ong. when he or site wa given a iru
Mr. llanj Rose, wlio is also stage nana
ger or the show, vent oat lilcycle riding
on a tanden. with Miss Ferguson, luring
Hie stay of tlie company here, and he waa
presented with a toy tandem.
Miss Robinson wasgiven a washer .vomjn
and Mi. Boniface recited a few humorous
lines for a "working bug." Mr. O'Jer
was gien a large baby with the words
"1 am so happy," which aic so often
repeated iu tlie play, inscribed thereon.
Miss Fergufoti, who wears a peculiar anp
while Impersonating the Swedish sermut
glil, got a blue and red Swedish hut
Vivaoous Miss Belmont was given a
Geisha doll, and her sister, Miss Ostertmn,
got .n spits" dog. Mr. Pax got a Jumping
Jack and a bishop, strange anomaly; .Mr.
Cope a brcwnle Policeman and a jack
if the box Mr. Tternard, a candy cane,
anu mi. .Kingston, a toy Indian.- .imo-ig
the presents received by the company
fiom petsons elsewheie were a diamond
ilng for Miss Belmont- a watch charm
for Mis-? Olwrl and a diamond-studded
stick romp by Miss "Ferguson.
The "Cumberland 61" company at the
Larayetle was also deluged with pres
ents and telegrams of congratulation.
Among the many received by Miss Amelia
SummerviUc, who plays the part jr Mie
widow, was a letter from her son, who
unenus me iyie Military Academy at j
$ Men's Fine
S Salts Starts
4fS - -
Tomorrow ivc start one of tlie biggest sac1 'ifices of our career. - ,
AH tlie Men's Suits that have been selling up to $22.50 WILL go at flic uniform-qn-ice
of $14.85. i -i
All the Fane' French Worsteds all the Scotch Tweeds and Cheviots and all tjie line
domestic weaves that have been $22.50-$20.00 $18.50 and $17.50 will lJc $14.85
-during this special sale. ' '
They're the highest grade ready-to-wear sails yon can get and made to measure would
cost twice as much. " ,
Yon know what "Eiseman-made" suits are and to say that these are our very finest is
Voji have a choice of all the newest cuts -in single-breasted sacks double-breasted
. sacks and cutaways.
ATo plain bines or blacks.
Xecessarv alterations free.
Special $1.00 Sale In the
Broken lots of Men's Derbys and Fedoras, that are worth up to $2.50, have been re
duced to $1.00.
All sizes in the lot but not all sizes of any one kind.
95c for Hoys' Black and Brown Derbys that were $1.25.
35c for ''odds-and-ends" in Children's Caps all styles that were 50c.
gpcgal Sale in Furnishing Dcpt.
All $2.0 American Hosiery Company Underwear now $1.07.
All $2.00 American Hosiery Company T'liderwear now $1.35.
All $1.50 American Hosiery Company Underwear now $1.15.
White Laundered Cosmopolitan Shirts open back or open front and back sizes 14
IGjs and 17 all sleeve lengths reduced from $1.00 to 50c.
Fancy Hosom Shirts with a pair of cuffs to match sizes 15 10 and JG re
duced from $1.00 to 50c.
No Branch Store
;- fc- ;- jf"- gJ& :& r
Flufehing, L.01 g Island The letter wu
short, l.ut was more greatly appreciated
by Mitbs Gun merviUe than anj thing else
she has received. It reads:
"My deaiest Mother: Th- last day of
the j ear makes me feel how Sind and
good vou have been to me I thi-ik you
with all my heart, and pray God to bless
you in all tilings. I will do my best to
please you moie than ever before dur
ing the new year. RUSSKLL.
Inclosed with the lettei was a copy
Jot the Hyle College paper, in which an
amusing talo is rel-ited on Rusell. It
states that, while dinner was progressing
one day, Russell was too late to get any
of the do.-j.erl. "When ho arrived he was
told that thp grapes were sour.
"The jrrapes arc sour?" said the prin -i-jjal.
"I knew they" were, and thtt'jj why
I was too late." answered Russell.
Mr. Keliand said that his most valued
presents were a pair of ".vith luck
brecchet.," an oil painting of hmn"lf car
rying a gun and Indian blanket, and a
large not el bill from the Regent. During
the moining Mr. Keliand and Mr. Barry
more celebrated Christmas by smoking two
fat $1 cigars. It is said to be the first
smoke taken by young Barrymorc, and
the honor belongs to Mr. ICelland.
Mr. Barry Davenport, who speii"- his
Christmas here once several years ago,
passed the 5nj in the ordinary tn-inner,
by acting and t aking tilings ea.-. He told
a Times reporter that to him C'uisl-
mas day was the same "old day." A
strance coincidence occurred iu Mr. DaT'-n-
port's itinerary thN year. Just before his
sister, Fanny Davenport, arrives toinur
row, he will lease for New York, without
having an opportunity of seeing her, :iud
before In aniveb in 'New Yoik his broth t
Harry, who is playing in ihe "Belle of
New York," will leae for another phfe.
Mr. Davenport's day was so'iicwhat en
livened t y mail telegrams from actors
in other cities, among them being Ileury
Dixie and DcAVolf Hopper.
Mr. Richard Malcliien was not foriUeu
when it comes to telegrams. He got one
which announced an increase in his ken
nel inhabitants, and another from Touis
Aldrich, the manager. One was received
by Mr. Craig. " Among the many presents
received by Mr. Craig were In th robes and
all kinds of useful a 1 tides but the most
"valuable gift, in tl.e "opinion of Mr. Craig,
was a lettcr.from his year-old niece. Miss
Muriel Tcbbclts, of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Mr. Craig was her6 once before tin Christ
mas, eleven years ago, with Cora Tanner,
when a banquet was given after the
ChritmaQ night performance.
TOUGHS B12ST A POOCH MAX.
They Are Trying Jliju Hou:hly "When
He Calls for Help.
Policeman Tiainor, of the Second pre
cinct, had a- desperate battle last night
with two colnreu toughs in Biagden's al
ley, betv.ren M and N and Ninth and
Tentt streets northwest. Tlie place is
inhabited by a lawless clement of negroes,
and last night several of them were in
toxicated and morq disorderly than nsu.tl.
John Johnson and John Davis, two mus
cular negroes, were creating a disturbamc
in the alley when PoliccniAn Trainor en
tered and attempted to place them under
arrest.. Ho quietly recuicsled them to go
to a patrol box with him, when both
tougns turned upon him and succeeded
in wrenching the officer's baton from him
and knocked the policeman down.
Policeman Trainor is a powerful i.f
ficer but the crowd was too much for
him. "With great difficulty he managed io
reach "his police whistle and blow a dis
tress call, which brought several offices
to his assistance! and the toughs w;ro
broughtinto subjection. Johnson and Davis
were loci ed up.m on a charge of disorderly
conduct and assault ujioii an officer-
Architect Clark Is Improving.
Edward Cltrk, the venerable architect
at the Capitol, has lieeti confined to his
home, Kg- 1711 1'lggs street north .vest.
ror in? past week suffering from a slight
stroke cX paraljsis. At first his condition
was regatded as critical, but last nihl he
was teported as Improving.
and E Streets.
in Washington. '
"jr-jr. . . . .
WILLIE CANNOT BE FOUND
He Disappears in the Christinas
Count i y I.nd May lime I'lodded
Home, "Where He'll Stny if III
Morlier TIn Any Snv.
Little V.'iilic Bangs may n eve i com
Washington has queered itself with him.
Henceforth he may e-onfinc his wanderings
to the roads and bridlepaths or his native
count; tc wit, F alrr.ix county, Ya.
Washington was too big for him to giasp.
His honest little head did not take in the
situat'oii, and little Willie Bangs may
nevei conic here any more. What hap
pened te little Willie may never all lppear
in punt, but a curious thing befell him.
He got lost. He got lost so completely
that not only the police couldn't find him,
but those who really tried to look him
up got stumped. It is probable tint little
Willie- tridged back lo his Virginia hom.
"Willie is nine years old. He h a very
bright boy, t hat Is, his fond mamma sayi
he is, am' a parent's opinion m this re
spect ought nevei to be disputed. It would
be so oflenshe to that parent. Little
Willie has attended the public sciool-s of
Fairfax and was considered way up In
"Jogapliy." He had risen by hard study
to that degree of proriclency which en
abled him lo spell Constantinople and name
the highest mountain In the world. He
felt lirtetl to wrestle with a little place
Little Willie had heard from afar of the
grandtiu- of this city. He was ta'ight to
believe that it was even a miphtier place
than Leesliurg, Herndon or Falls Church
Hchadhearda great dcalaltoiittbev istnes
of Centei Market and the size oTtue Capital
He had perhaps heard of other things asso
ciated with Washington, but it is certain
that what he heard most of .vere Center
Market and commission merchants He
longed to explore the tastness of the capi
tolian town. Christmas was at hand, and
as liis father intended to briugin a load of
Christmas tiecs little "Willie aw hiscbance
He was going to look iu on city life. He
coaxed the promise from his father and the
latter made sacred pledges to the doting
niothci lhat he would delend little Willie
from the wiles, the terrors and the dangars
of a "wirt ed city.
Under the pressure of business cares
Willie's father relaxed his vigil, and little
Willie stated to explore. He saw a N'intn
street car. No horse pulled and no one
pushed it. It jnst lifted itself along. To
little Willie this -xvas a sticker. He hid
never soon a steam car run up hill without
an engine. Xattlc Willie chose that as the
first problem in city life. He started after
that car. He chased it till his legs refused
to chase. Then ho looked into the win
dows of the great shops. He had "heard
tales il me treasures of Aladdin's palace
and lie thought they were spread before
He wandered from shop to shop. The
crowds jostled Jiim. It beat a county fair".
ttillic lost his bearings, and the presump
tion is that he could not Tind liis wiy ba.'k
to Centei Market.
When his father .missed little Willie his
sentiments may be conjectured more ac
curately than they can ! printed. He in
quired of the passersby if they hadj?een
324 B St. S. W.
Milk and cream from choice Jersey and
Guernsey herds. Coffee cream and extra
heavy cream for whipping. Can ruralsU
milk from registered herd.
de9-22c c. THOMPSON.
. -. . s? J? $? '
little Willie. No one could recall that
little Willie hid come (heir way. In lik?
trouble, and as a Jaii.xesort. and on the
piincipk that a drowning man graBpsata
straw, he invoked theaid of a policeman.
Tt Wat, reported late Friday arternoon
that little Willie Bangs was missing, and
up to a late hour last night, so Tar as
the police department knows, littl.- Willie
Bangb hail not been found.
It Is believed that he inquired his way
to old Aiiginin, and that lien on e in
sight of the old familiar hills he struck
out foi home
It is probable that little Willie's mamma
will mt let Willie go there any more.
MAY CENSURE THEM ONLY
Six Day Race Promoters Likely to
Escape a fine.
I.. A. W. Hoeing Board Hears the
Evidence Henrding: Mndlcon
Square Garden' Track.
New Yoik, Dec. 25.- A meeting or the
National Kacing Board or the L. A W.
was held today at the Grand Union Hotel.
It wa s called tor the purposeof invest igating
charges against the members of '.he
American Cycle Kacing Association, which
conducted tlie six-day mee in the Madison
Sqiu.M Garden on a track alleged to
be niijc laps to the mile.
Chairman Albert Mott, of Baltimore; A.
D. V nit, of Cohoes, and II. W. Faltz, nf
Indianc. represented the national racug
board at tlie meeting. There were t.lso
present I. B. Potter, C. W. Sams, W. S.
Bull, and II. W. Knight.
The business wasconducted.secretiy, con
trary ti the protest of the members of ho
league. .Messrs. Powers, Brndy.Biitchelder.
Boarduir.n, and A. C. Ashiuger, the tm;k
The testimony was taken down by a
stenographer, and when placed in sha;e
will be submitted to all the members or
the National Kacing Board for a mail
vote. Xo orriclal result of the investi
gation was made public,. but it-was ad
mitted that the exidencc was both Ta r
able and damaging.
Prominent members "feel that, while the
evidence submitted against the racing as
sociatior at the meeting' today will war
rant the imposition of a, severe penalty,
the outcome of the affair will result in a
vote of mild censure tip&n the promoters.
It is the opinion that'ilic latter expect
to escape liability1 for the shortness or
the tracl. on the grdund lhat Ashinger, the
track-builder, gave every assurance to them
that it was correct. On the other hand,
it Is rumored that Ashinger, in his testi
mony, disclaimed a'll rcspons'iblifcy.
TWO FIRES JN-CHICAGO.
They Occur Sinin.ltniiemi.-sly ntitl One
Iioc-s !?100,00df Damage.
Chicupo, Dec. 2,5. The sK-Mory brick
building, :Xos. 1853 to. 1357 .Fifth avenue,
was entirely destroyed by fire early this
mornicg. The building was occupied by
J. & P. Coates, thread; second floor,
milegas . Co.", babies' .shoes; third floor,
P. A. roster & Co., dry goods; fourth I'loor,
Knickerbocker Shirt Company; fifth i'loor.
J. II. J. Titmks, tailors' (supplies; sixth
.floor, JUonrock & Smifji, hats and caps.
The loss is $100,000. While the fire
deparimt-nt was busy lighting a Tire in
anothei pare of the city, flames .swept
away rcrt of llle blpck or bull lings ex
tending -west ulong West Lake street, f-om
Green slreet. The total loss iti the. latter
instance is 510,000.
While fighting the fire Capt. Denis
McSwe-eney, of Company No. 31 , fell from
the tli tL- story of an adjoining building,
sustaining injuries that will probably
prove fatnl. He struck on his back, frac
Unhi two libs and both arms, one in
two places, and leceiving internal injuries
New Jersey Resort Again Select
ed for the JJcw Yorks.
PLAYERS TO BEGIN IN MARCH
Cn it, .Joyce Believes, TJiat Men vviio
Go South Fall Hack When They
Conic North Sunday .Hull in Great
er New York President Freed
iimii Offers u Prize.
New Yoik, Icc. i!5. The New York
baseball b-atu win tialn at Lake wood agnm.
Last year's trip was of great benefit to
the playeis, and Capt. Joyce and President
Andrew Freedinun have decided to nae
thu team go tlieie again next March,
where they will get into shape for the
While IMvsldcut Freedman has .always
favored Lakewiiod "a, the most tellable
spot for the Giant" to train in, IU did
Hot officially announce that the "am
would do theji preiitnlnaiy practice there
until he heard from Joyce and had his
opinion a, to whether Lake wood would
be the light place for the ft am to get
President Treedman leceived a .-etter
fiom Capt. Joyce ycsterd-iy iu which
"crappy Bill said that there was no .-ettei
place than Lake-wood for the b.ya to J rain,
and he hoped that President Frwdman
would ngiec with him.
Joyce in Ids lettei nio stated ihat it
would be useless for the team to go
South, as he believed titat although the
piayeis would be able to et into good
shape down there, that they would tall
back at s.jon ap they came Njrth, and
that Is the reason why he favored Lake-ivood.
Capt. Jojee and the player, were not it
Lakewoo-1 twi dajs last seabou before they
e-la lined 'hat the place was an ecel"?at
one for tiaiuing.
The Giants will start for Lakejv-xil tlie
Tir.st week li- March, where they will do
hard training until a few days i.efore
the season if to be opened. Capt- Jojce
has decided tt let the team only tilay a
few exhibition games at the Polo Grounds.
The offer u hieh President Freedman has
made is a prize of $5,000 if they should
be succe'-'n; in winning the pennant tins
year, and It will no doubt make dpi.
Joyce and his irif-n hurtle for all they
are wortl m order to win.
The excellent games of ball played by
the AH American and Baltimore teams dur
ing their -tay in Kan FrancNCo were so
close and exciting that the manager of
a Lasehall team in New -Mexico offered
Managers Bainie and Selee ?10,000 to al
low the teams to play five games in the
different cities in New Mexico. Barnie
and Selee were perfectly willing to Jiave
their teams p;(, hut, as the players wanted
to be home for Christmas, they refused.
AH of the plavers claim they had an ex
cellent time during the trip, and were
also tn-atel royally in every city where
If ba'el-all games are playtd Sundays
in Greater New York next season, the in
dications are that immense crowd v ill
be present at every game. I f the Giants
are anions; the leaders during the first ew
weeks after the season opens, and tiny
play Sunday games, the crowds that would
flock to see the games would be so larc
that the teams would be forced to make
a ground rule whereby a hit into the
crowd would lie good for only two bases.
There is m doubt that both the Nev l'ork
and Brooklyn clubs would make plenty of
money out of these games, and, as the
Brooklyn club lias not been a financial
success for several vears, the Sunday games
would therefore be a great help to the
stockholders of the club.
CHRIri WILL -OT QUIT.
Von Dor Alie Says There Will Be
"o More' Heals, for the Briwiis.
St. Louis, Uec. LT.'I lie statement? ihat
have recently been published in the news
papers iu different cities that President
Yon der A lie, of the St. Louis Browns.
Intended selling out th" St. Louis Base
ball Club are denied by him in the follow
ing open lettei:
"I wish tc state most emphatically that
none or the nlayerb obtained from 1 hila
delphin Taylor .Clements, OrossamlDowd -have
ever been offered for sale or ex
change, nor will they be. There is now
no deal on hand regarding any -ther of
"I made an exchange for Hart tecause
I considered that after fonrteen years or
service that player's days of useful
ness were over and became the Pittsburg
people did not think so. I was enabled to
make a most advantageous deal f,r St.
Louis, which will bo made very evident
"All negotiations regarding the purchase
of the St- Louis franchise have been de
clared orr, and any statement to the con
trary iu a falsehood. Sathf-ictory ar
rangements have been made.andall;artles
posing as purchasers will show good laste
by keeping in the background m the future.
"CHRIS VON DER AHE.''
GOLF TOITHXAMKXT TROGRAU.
Open ro Member of Associated er
The Christmas tournament of the Golf
Club, open to all members of ass-oclafed
or allied clubs, bcsiris tomorrow. Follow
ing is the piogram:
Monday, Hecembcr 27, 10:30 a. m a
quallfi catio'i round at eighteen aoles
handicap medal play. The eight or -sixteen
piayeis iiiakin? the- best net scores to 'kj
entitled to play for a cup donated by"W.
Says that Dr. Shade's Chloridum
Discovery for Consumption Has
Been an "Invaluable
Benefit" to Him.
$10 A MONTH.
st?fli1hnonn.to3Irs,?UKllw- -39 Seventh
street, w ho wat, cured of consumption by
Dr. hhade, and whose letter was mib-
Tlnes In'w' T-i" day W Sunday
. ! t ?1- "? 1&e ex-Congressman.
ment upon his bronchial and 'lung trouble:
-Ur. I. B. Shade.
' pear Sir: I take great pleasure in
saying that your treatment chloridum
discovery for consumjition, has been of
invaluable benefit to me. I have been
using your treatment legularly and faith
fully, so that my friends, without excep
tion, insist that my impioved health
ij .plainly noticeable. I am sure my
sensibilities aud general conditions has
improvi'd more than 50 to 7ts per cent
which 1 attribute to the use of v0ur treat
ment. "Sours truly,
M. R. WISE."
Washington, D. C, March 13, 1897.
All cases beginning treatment on or
before the 3d day of January, 1808, will
receive treatment until cured at the rate
of $1 0 a mouth. Call or -write for booklet,
symptom blank for "home" treatment.
Consultation free on Monday, Wednesday,
aud Fiiclay, 9 to 12 a. m., and 2 to 5
p. m. 1232 Fouiteeatu street. de25-2t
Guarantees to Care lachjQase Accepted for
Treatment, and Also Guarantees that
the Cost Will Hot Exceed " '
For ACNE (Pimples)
KIliNLl li I SEASES
, $33 oo
so to sioe
$40 to $200
EMISSIONS and DRAINS S2100I
FUMALU UISHASES $15 to
All ftIedicines Furnished
DAILY OFFICE IIOUHS 10 a. m. to
o p. rn. Monday, "Wednesday, Thursday
and Saturday till 8 p. in. Sunday, and
Holidays, lo.to 12 a. in.
w- CONSULTATION FREE. -Cfc
H. Uoardman. If the total entries he
less than sl.teen, only eight will qualify.
If in ore than sixteen, that number (sixteen)
will qualifv.. The committee will be
governed by circumstances in deciding
tlie inert od of playing, off ties for place.
A cup for the lest scratcli score.
Monday, 2 p. in. First round for Mr.
Boardmx.n'a cup. Eighteen holes handicap
Monda;, 2:?0 p. in. First round for
consolation cup. Ope'n only to those play
ers who play and hand In cards Tor ihe
opening qualification round, ami who
fall to qualify for Mr. Eoardman's c-p.
Eighteen holes- handicap match play. The
draw for this cup will take plac2 prom-itly
at 1:3 0 p. rn., at tlie clubhouse.
Tneiday. 10-30 a. m. Second round for
Mr. Boardu an' cup. Eighteen holes handi
cap match play.
Tuesday, 10:45 a. m. Second round for
the consolation cup. Eighteen holes handi
cap match play
Tuesday, 2 p. in. Third round for
Mr. Boardman's cup. Eighteen holes handi
cap match play.
Tuesday. 2.15 p. rn. Third round Tor
the consolation cup. Eighteen holes loindi
cap match play.
Wednesday 10.30 a. rn. Final round for
Mr. Boardmaii'a cup. Eighteen holes Handi
cap lnau It play.
Wednesday, 10:45 a -m .Filial round for
the consolation cup. Eighteen holes hendi
cap match play.
Thursday, December 30, 10:30 a. in. and
all day Competition for a gold n'dal.
Eighteen holes handicap match play. En
tries for this event only will be rreeived
to 10 a.m. at the course.
Entries for this meeting closed u De
cember 25, at G p. in., with .T." P. Leech,
captain, Metropolitan Club.
A. If. C. BPAT ALBEKT S.
This, tbe Only Sensational .Feature
of tin "ew Orleniih Hnce-.
New Orleans, Iec.2D. One or the largest
crowds that eer attended the race track
in this city -aw six race run overa track
deep with mud today. There w.is nothing
sensational about the day's sport except,
perhaps, the- defeat of Albert ti., an odds
on favorite, by A. B. C Three favorites
and th't-c outrider:, divided the .purse.
Fir.st race Seven and one-half furlonsts.
Lexlupton Pir.-.te. 6 to 5,. won; Carlott.i
C. second, Ewonlsman third. Time,
Second met Six furlongs. TaboJn-t,
20 to 1, won; Eelle of Memphis second,
Gllray third. Time, 1:21.
Third race One and one-eiKh.h miles
A. B. C. 6 to 1 , won; Wells Street ecoid,
Albert S. third. Time, 2-06.
Fourth race Six furlongs. Gith. 7
to 10, won; I tench Grey second, Lady
Irene third. Time. 1:20 1-2.
Fifth ract One mile. Fervor, even,
wo i. Dave K. ieconti; Full Hand hhd.
Sixth iac. Seven and one-half furlonjra.
Elkin, 5 tc 1, wen- Pitfall second, lir.
Work third. Time, 1:46 1-1.
FTiCTHI.KS HAVK FU.V.
They Yl hile Hull Cnre A-w.iy
The members of the National Fencibl-.
ivhiled dull care away List evenlt-u by a
Christmas tree social f-esRion at their
armory, on E street, near Ninth northwest.
A large number of the toldier lys -were
present vfcen the fun began, at 1 0 o'clock.
and Private Stelling was made master or
ceremonies. They marched into the drill
room, which -was dark, and when the lights
were tinned on a beautiful sight crreetetl
their ces. In the Tront part or the ioom
were twi latge Christmas tre"S, vhich
were cla?H.'tte!ydecorated with glittering
glass globule6 and Tc-toons of tinsel. O.i
them were many candles, which were
lighted, and a flashlight picture of rhe
gathering was taken by Private Parlie.
Ea.sh person present donned a dunce
cap and took a seat atone of the tables,
around vhich chairs were arranged in
groups of s-ix. The feature of the even
ing was the distribution of booby prizes
to thi so present, each prize having some
special significance to the person receiv
ing it. The gifts were handed on: ny
iruvatcb ssieuey ami uuir.er, with a iot
spicy remarks, and each pcreon getting a
present was bound to mike a spjoch in
return The following presents were giv
en: Private Conhran. a gunboat; Private
Kondtup, king's jester; Prof. Avilez. piano;
"Limls. Crist and Redmond, yellow kids;
Scrgt. Walker, -big" diamond ring; Weir,
sucklins pig; Warrener, fake., p;e; Not
tingham, powder puff; Tarlic, old maid
set: Fiigate. book of fairy tales; Stewart,
tram of cars; Heard, Iamb: Lewis, buck or
tales: Rice, game of shuttlecock; Raven
burg, musical instrument; Scout, lone fish
erman: Childress hammer; Outcault, par
lor set; T.ocrort, drum; Corporal Smith,
sword; Capt. Domcr, Etitk of candy six
feet long" Mi.MtGee, heathen Chinee, and
Mr. Stellcy, a Noah's ark.
During theeveningmaay songs and piano
selections were rendered with good effect.
WILT. V.'ATCn TIIE YEAR CUT.
Joiindnhs Trernre for u Hlg Meo:
inpr Xevt- rear's Eve.
The committee having in charge the ar
rangements Tor holding a union watchnight
meeting met last night at Jonada'b nail,
So. G2S Louisiana avenue. It was decided
to hold the meeting at National Rifles'
Hall on ew YeaT'seve. All conncils have
decider to take part in the union meeting.
Councils from Maryland and West Virginia
have also been invited.
The entertainment feature is to be very
elaborate, and it is presumed that be
tween fr.ur and fivn hundred Jonadab
will be pteient, beid ethc members from
outside cities. At 12 o'clock the mem
bers -will as&eralile in a circle to renew
the pledge. A large number or new
members -will he initiated, and at the
close of the meeting a banquet -will be
served it the lower hall.
Xew JSiixlnnd'jj Irish Town.
(Frcm the Lewinon (Me.) Journal.)
Of Beiitdicta.Me., Prof. Rateman writ.-s:
"irtteie is another town in this roiiniry
like it I nm unable to locate it. Tlie
pecul'aritj of the place is tuff fact that
ttie population is composed exclusively
of Irishmen. There is not a family In rhe
entire township through whose veins courses
any oil er blood than that of the Emerild
Oil cli $4,85
Well Made, Upholstered in
French Tapestry Your
Choice of Colors.
We've hundreds of couches
in all imaginable styles, frame
or overstuffed, which we are
clearing out .at a big- reduc
tion. We are overstocked and
we are willing- to dispose of
them at far below tlieir value.
A couch is a convenience in
every room and this is your
opportunity to g-et one cheap.
CASH OR CREDIT.
1226 F Street.
MAYER & CO.,
of 325 Canal street, New York,
bus stocks of Dry Goods, Boots
and Shces, Jewelry, Clothing,
Gentlemen's Furnishings, Furni
ture, Groceries in fact all stocks
of Merchandise, for SPOT CASH.
Temporary office, 904 Seventh
St. N. W. All business confiden
TUBE! EPPS INTO THE SEA
Details of American Sailor's Fate
Reaches State Department.
JAPANESE BOATMAN'S CRIME
Victim on Hi- Vny to the Oiynpia
nt the Time Krltis,h Sailors AVit-lies.-,
the Act Authorities. Slow to
l'miisili the Criminal Xavil Of
ficer Urines, the Account.
Th. State Department is in receipt or
infornation, through a nav.tl officer -vvh
has recently arrived in Washington, iriviug
a detailed account of the manner in whish
the American jailor, Epps, was killed by
the Jap nese. This officer is of thf opin'en
that the Japanese are particularly hottle
to An-ericans ir. Japan.
It appears from hi account that, while
the drowning of both Epps and Mont
gomery wa mysterious, he tact-i coMhl
and shiuld have been brought to Ugh
more rapidly and the offenders speedily
,pps was attached to the Olympia. Five
days before his body was fc-ond flo UMg
near the sl.ore- he had encaged a IO'JSis-jh
to row him to his esel.
He was never seen alive again andsaihws
of a Hritish essel, lying nearby, testifi.tl
that thej saw a man thrown out of a Iwit
about the time of the disappearanee of
As it is a law of Japan that bcatmen
shall register all patenters before col
lecting fare, the naval officer declarer that
bail the Japanese authorities: bet tura?dto
the record books of the boatman they cowM
have -u!ved the mystery.
Afrta theTokionot of UstSeptemler,the
officer states that the Americans True
proceeding to their bo its singing a patri tio
song, but that they were neither druk
When attacked by the
Complimenting the Cat.
(Froi.- thi Chicago Times Herald.)
A St- Louis woman has ornamented tfc
ears of her pet cat tvith costly diamond
eardrops. This is a very conmendable
innovation. It helps the Jewelry trad.
Beside,, tlose earrings ornament a head
which contains more brain power and
good cc mmon sense than can be found in
any oti er herul in that family.
ZimniermnnV Arrival Iitdefbiite
A report wa circulated yestenlay stat
ing that Prot. Zimmerman, th'new Marine
Hand I verier, would conduct the band con
cert at thi Marine Parracks tomorrow. Capt.
Harrington said that there is no truth in
the statement; that he has no Idea v'i-u
the new leader will arrive, and that Prof.
Larsen will probably lead the concert.
Tlio Murimiir, Evening nnd Snniluy
Tinies. for fifty cents a month.
MURRAY On Friday, December 24,
1S07. at 4:50 p. m., CHARLES E.
MUKKAY. aged lifty-four, departed this
Funeral from his late residence. 3215
P street northwest, on Monday. December
27, at 2:30 p. ra. Funeral private. H"
MOORE Departed this bio lieeeiiiber 25.
l&97.at her residence, otOil stieet north
west. Mrs. M. V. L. MOORE, widow of the
late J udsiv Moore, of Ken tucky. 1 1
JOHNSTON Departed this life on De
cember 23, 1697, at 10 o'c leek a.m., Mrs.
OLI"E A., beloved mot her of George W.
Johnston, m ihe fiftieth year of her age.
Funeral from her Jate residence. 1109
Seientn Mrevt southeast. Monday. Decem
ber 27. at 10 a. m. Friends and Tela
tives invited to attend.
Mayshe rest in peace. it
JOST On Saturday. December 25.1S97.
at (' o'clock a- m.. CONRAD JOST, aged
seventy -four years nine months and two
rtmeratfrom his late residence. No. 1330
Sixth street northwest, on Monday.Decem
ber 27, at 2:30 p.m. Relativesanrifriends
are respectfully invitee! to attend. it
PEMHERTON On Friday. December 21
1897. WILLIAM DANDKIUE, infant sou
of Charles n. and the late Ha Hrent-Pem-berton.
ageil ten months and eight days.
Funeral from his grand parent-. resi
dence. 413 Sixth street northwest, Monday,
December 27, at 1:30 p. m.
Riclinjonil papers pleae copy. lc
IIISTON-Suddenly, on Satnrdav, De
cember 25, 1S97, JOHN HISTON". aued
twenty-iix yean, native Hrumcollober,
county Limerick, Ireland.
Funeral Trom his late residence, S26
Filth btreet northeast, on Mondar. De
cember 27, 1897, thence to the Holy Name
Church, Tvnere reauiem high mass -will bo
said ror the repose of his soul. Interment
at Mount Olivet.
May he rest in peace. de26-2t
DONALDSON In loving remembrance
of mydear. beloved nlece.MARTDONALD
SON. who dipd one year ago toda v. Decem
ber 2G, 1896.
Loed Ju life and rememlwred in death.
It nx HER UNCLE.
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