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THE TIMES. WASHINGTON, SUlJDAff, OCTOBER 1, 1899.
If YORK CRITICS BEST
4A Stranger in a Strange Laud"
the Week's One Offering.
FrnticlK AVIIhoii and Stunrt IIoIimoii
IlotU AcUnowIedcc Their Fnflurcit
in "Cyrano de HcrKcrneU" anil
The Cndtl" Dcncy Day Iay
I'rotc Hard on Godiuin Managers.
KBW YORK. ScpL 30. Excepting for a
few weeks in the province of Canada and
the United States, "A Stranger in a Strange
ILand," which followed Willie Collier on
Monday at the Manhattan, is indeed a
stranger. The farce for this new offering
of Brady & Ziegfeld is a farce evolved from
the brains of Sidney Wilmer, Walter Vin
cent, and Joseph Grismer can hardly be
said to be the wittiest thing of its sort
ever heard on Broadway, but its story is
rather novel, and the fun it contains ap
peals to audiences which is the main
thing, after all. Then, the play is clean.
Now-a-days, when one cannot find any
other virtue in a theatrical presentation he
remarks that It is clean. The principle is
the same responsible for the fact that, aft
er a rclrl has been decided to te homely and
Idle and iempestous she is invariably call- j
ed sooa-neartea. urn a granger an a
Strange Land" is Just a tr toe more than
nicrdy clean, and so while it is not likelj
to achieve a remarkable run here, it has at- I
tained at least temporary success. J
Though you in Washington have already
seen the piece, I believe, some time has
elapsed since that event, and so a brief i
uoatiijmuii ml mc iul iu au. uc niuwa ,
Thii tale concerns Jack Thorndyke,
young Englishman, who has been going
the pace so rapidly that he is sent to
America to reform. The migration does
not lielp matters, excepting in the love of
a quaint old uncle, who contrives to keep
up the idea that the youth has been de
voting his hours while away to the opera- I
Hon of a cattle ranch "near Buflalo. plause each. Somebody threw a huge bou
When Jack returns to London he find3 i Quet at General Miles. Before Admiral
himself not only obliged to face this out
rageous yarn, but also a borrowed Indian
whom the kindly relative, Charles Dudley,
has procured as corroborative evidence. A
few earnest -lies save the day for the wan
derer and matters begin to assume a rose-
a'te hue when Arthur Lcae, an u tra-Brit-
isher, appears, also in the gulee of a red- swept back and over them again, it grew
skin, said guise having been as3UiiitU for louder and louder. When the sailors ar
the purpose of assisting 1 is unlucky fricad. ; rived it was general.
Confusion ensues and is "wots 3 confound- ' There had been a struggle around these
ed" when a third aborigine comes into ! reviewing stands evsr since early morn
exlstence in the person of a wily detec- ing, and It was still going on when the head
(ttve. From this on everyone in the cast
Is In trouble until ten minutes before tis
final curtain, hen there is a general par
ing off and division of waiting fortunes.
The cast engaged to intsrprt this trifle is '
exceedingly clever. First thers is George
Osbourne, whose impersonation of the real
Indian is suiprlaingly realistic, and next
there Is M. A. Kennedy, who invests the
role of the uncle wjLth a dsal of unctuous j
humor. In my humble estimation, third In
order of merit is Kaifcarine Mulklns, who '
nlavs the part of an English girl so dain
tlly and unaffectedly that 1 do not hesitate '
to prophesv an excellent future lor her
Gyrfl, Scott Is the traveler and has lost
none'of his finish or intelligence Walter ,
Hale is the patent medicine vender from
whom the original red-skin is borrowsd,
Charles W. Swain is a laughable butler.
Maud Wfctte is a bright American mis;
anfl Kate Lester is the conventional
stern guardian. The company works to-
gether admirable and deserves commenda-
tlon collectively "as well as Individually. 1
Although "A Stranger in a Strange
Laud" "-was the only new play seen last
Monday in New York" it did noi mark the
only opening. James K. Hackett. who had
n run some months ago at the Lyceum,
returned to the Garden with Anthony
Hope's "Rupert cf Hentzau" and drew a
house full of his friends. Mr. Hackett is
very popular locally and to this mnst be ' men took on renewea vigor wnen me car
ascribed his success for he Is not a sur- lae containing the- Admiral and the
passingly good actor and "Rupert of Hent- I mayor came along. It lasted for several
zau" Is ju-surpasslngly poor drama. Jobyna , minutes. The Admiral s carriage was
M.ioT,fl ,!, -n- u-cr, th i of via. t drawn by four horses. One of his jackies
via in the production merely because she J
had posed lor pictures of the Princess, con-
tinues to prove that one may look a part
Tho rp:t nf
tin rPrnJn I
without being able to act it.
the cast is fair. Mr. Hackett will remain
at the Garden until Henry Miller lakes
that stage with his successful "Tne Only '
Way." Mr. Miller, in turn, will surrender ,
the theatre, somewhat later, to Richard
iae uiraire, Boaieuai w.ier. .o xvicuaru
Mansueia. wno purposes to revive uyrano
"With the Dewey celebration as an ex
cuse, Lee Arthur's "We 'Uns of Tennessee"
has been put on temporarily at the Ameri
can and is pleasing the Castle Square cli
ent ell e. The piece cannot be said to be
even a cleverly written melodrama, but it
"was well-liked last season and promises to
do well this. The presenting organization
Is not quite up to the earlier one. but is
capable and efficient, nevertheless.
It Is not often, by the by, that an actor
sees the error of his plays with sufficient
proiuj.umue to ste iiiiasuii me ium ui
thousands of dollars. This rule has held
good with neither Stuart Robson nor Fran- ',
els Wilson, whose utter failures in serious j
roles I recorded In my last letter. The t
local press was a unit In condemning both ,
"The Gadfly" and the operatic "Cyrano ;
de Bergorack." I saw Mr. Robson the ,
other morning, and he looked more like a
traeedian than ever before in his life.
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i-rom mm 1 learaeu taai iuc i. "
vioumeos I"";" ""- "
evening The stars tour may not be re-
sumed for several weeks but lack of gam
Is better than surfeit of loss, and .hence
tne move, wnen Air. kodsou geis nac 10
tne ooaras 11 win prooaoiy 02 una a com
edy, entitled "Oliver Goldsmith,"' and writ-
lea by Augustus Thomas, who was ic
cponsible for "The Meddler." Mr. Wilson
is about to bury his vehicle, too, for the
purpose of resurrecting it so reconstructed
lhat instead of attempting to be Richard
Mansfield he may appear simply as hlm
selL Even the "Telegraph," which usually
records big business at the local theatres
whether business is big or not, has been
crestfallen a bit this week. Almost every
house in town has been empty for several
days, the festivities, attendant, -upon the
Dewey reception bemg the cause assigned.
This afternoon and Monday matters threat
en to be worse. Many managers have giv
en mp their Saturday matinees, und at.one
place of amusement there wfll be ooj-iier-Xonnance
tonfghL And this in the fate of
the fact that wc have something like ten
established successes here Mrs. Flske in
"Becky Sharp" at the Fifth Avenue: Henry
Miller in "The Only Way" at the Herald
Squtre; Ancle Russell tn "Miss Hobbs" at
the Lyceum: "The Girl From Maxim's" at
the Criterion; "Why Smith Left Home" at
the Madison Square; "In Paradise" at the
Bijou; "The Ghetto" at the Broadway; "A
Young Wife" at the Fourteenth Street:
""The Rogers Brothers in Wall Street" fit
Jhe Victoria, and John Drew in "The Tyr
anny of Tears" at the Empire.
Pearl Andrews she of the fatted calves
Is appearing with Lillian Russell,
Frankie Bailey, and se"cral other respecta
ble old ladles at Weber & Fields. Two
burlesques are being exploited by the Ger
man comedians and each is a trifle more
doleful than the other.
Isabellc Urquhart, a former vaudevllllan.
lias ibecn engaged by Jacob Lltt for Ada
Rehan'e old part in "The Great Ruby."
"'The Village PostmaBt-r" began its tour
oa Monday last in Brooklyn. Archie Boyd
is now playing the title role and playing
It wall. Manager Roecnqucst tells me that
tlie business is first-rate.
Howard Hall, the young actor starring
In ""A Soldier of the Empire," has booked
a return engagement p this city. Mr. Hall
made an emphatic hit and his return will
plcaso'roany of his admirers
Ccnider flic raoii of Tlfurrch'f popularity, for
jBOthin- 1 law tlut is not tca&oo.
SALUTING JB ADMIRAL
(Continued from'First Page.)
tended beyond the Olympiads men and the
Admiral to the occupants ol the other car
riages. Wherever a face was recognized by
anyone it started a round of cheers. The
occupants of the carriages could not al
ways tell who the applause was for, and
many of them bowed acknowledgments
when the cheers were not intended for
them. So it happened that Mr. Richard
Croker, when his carriage was passing the
Union League Club, turned and gravely ac
knowledged the applause that was being
liberally dispensed there.
Over the hill at Forty-second Street it
was pc-ssible to see well on down the Ave
nue to the memorial arch and to the big
reviewing stands that were built in its
neighborhood. At the Waldorf, at Thirty
third Street, the relatives of the Admiral
were gathered on a balcony which runs
along the state apartments and had been
assigned to them. The Admiral knew that
they would be there, and he saluted them
by taking off his chapeau and bowing. The
guests of the Waldorf gave him a mighty
cheer, and then they cheered the folk.
The Dewey Arcu.
The arch was now in sight. The Admiral
saw It. and the mayor began to tell him
about it. He was intensely interested. He
was much interested, too, in the objects in
the air that were flying about in
tliat direction. There were twenty kites of
almost as many shapes. They carried im
mense red, white, and blue streamers; they
ed flags. One of them carried a ban-
ncr fa lQ fl almost and
tfac hQTe the worf ..Dowey...
As th(j Adm,ral,s carrJage drew near the
,,,, nroh CDVOntn hnmh wwp fired
nc llllo frnm nn nf thp h,h hnildincs .
Th were of the b;BBest an(j loudest va-
riety ma(Je and on tne reviewing stand t
thev sounaea like cannon. The uproar and j
nnniause was continuous lor tne sailors anu
for Admiral Dewey. There -was applause,
too, for the six captains who rode behind
them. There was applause for Admiral
Sampson, for General Miles, for Admiral
Schley, and for everybody else who was
recocnized. General Miles and Admiral
Schley seemed to be better known than the
others and they got a good share of ap
Schley's carriage reached the reviewing
stand six or seven bouquets had been
thrown at him. The applause swept down
always a little ahead of the procession.
When It reached the reviewing stand, or
stands, rather, for there were several of j
them, it swept over them in a wave and
of the parade arrived. Time after time j
the people on cither end of the stands broke
av.-ay from the police, and those officials
had all they could do. There was a great
struggle below the stands when the music
of the first band was heard, and the police
charged the crowd with their clubs and got
th3 batter of it. The street between the
stands was kept fairly clear.
The Oljmpln'ji 3Ien.
The Olympia's sailors made a fine show
ing. The pioneers on the ship came first.
There were fourteen of them. They
marcnea ansau 01 inc oanu. ivner uie u.iuu
came the signal men and then Lieutenant
Colvocoreses and the battalion of sailors.
In the rear of the column there was wheeled
one of the rapid-fire guns taken from the
fighting top of one of the masts. It was
mounted on wheels and was drawn by
means of a rope held by twenty-four or
the sailors, after the manner of the old fire
engines. It was noticed at the stand that
while all the men of the Olympla wore the
bronze badges voted to them by Congress
for their part in the battle of Manila, the
officers had none. Congress voted badges
for the officers, too. of course, but for some
reason or another they have not been for-"
warded. The men were sorry today to be
The cheering that greeted the Olympia's
-cupiec I the box with driver An offl-
cer with gold lace and chapeau mounted
on a sorrel horse rode just at the flank of
tDe first team 0n the P0rt Bl&C' 33 the
Jar P"t it. The carriage drove directly
1 to the reviewing stand on the west side 01
. the avenue. The mayor was the first out
of the carriage. The Admiral followed
him, and as he stepped down the cheering.
., . had dJed fl somewhat. W3S re-
newed. It Krew in volume as he fo lowed
the mayor up the steps to the enclosure oa
the stand. There was handclappmg and
stamping with the feet as well as cheer
ing. The Admiral bowed first to the.people
in the stand to which he was assigned,
taking off his chapeau at the same time.
Then he bowed to the people in the stand
opposite him, and the cheering grew in
volume and was kept up for some time.
Cheer for Other AdmfrnlM.
As the other carriages came up and the
. 4kmA mOL r"H !?! ncr ffV
, fttenw ried in volume; Rear
. j,i TJviCnn u-ne nnt wpII known and
he received very little applause. Scarcely
anybody recognized him. Rear Admiral
Sampson was the first man whose face was
familiar after that of the Admiral and he
received a great deal of applause, as he
had received a great deal all the way along
the line from the start of the procession
Rear Admiral Schley, whose face was bet
i-Vl nuuu man luut u. ;w.".
ter known than that of Admiral Sampson,
receiVed a great deal of applause, which he
acknowledged by doffing his chapeau and
boV!l agaln and again. Tne Governors
wh(J rQde ,n tue !n for prac.
tJcaj,y n0 applause at all. because none of
them was imown to the New Yorkers who
sat in the stands.
Before the arrival of the guests some
thoughtful person had brought from one of
the hotels and stowed away quantities of
sandwiches, and the moment the arrival
began the sandwiches were discovered. The
Admiral passed some out to each of his
personal staff and helped himself. The
mayor also ate. and as long as the sand
wiches lasted the guests patronized the
corner where they were stored.
A SHEEWD FAHMER.
Outuittt a Capltnltnt on
(From Hie Detroit Free Press.)
In one of the towns of Vpper Miohlgan
is the president of a railroad that is sev
eral removes from a trunk, line. As a
horse trader he Is of the same type as
David Harum and thinks it perfectly
"Christian" to get the better of the other
fellow. Not long ago be sold a roadster
to a farmer near the place, receiving ?175.
One day last week the farmer dropped Into
the president's office, and casually enquir
ed whether that official really thought the
horse worth the mone' paid for It.
"Not trying to rue a bargain, arc you.
Si?" replied the president. "That horse
is worth $500 to a man who drives as much
as you do. If I needed one at all, you
couldn't have bought him at any figure."
"Wouldn't $500 be a little steep fur
"Not a bit of It. He's got a better pedi
gree than many a 2:20 horse; "he can keep
up a fine gait all day and he's as gentle
as a kitten There Isn't a better horse In
the State for road work, and don't you
touch less than 5500 for him."
"Well. I won't."
Then the farmer winked at a couple of
men who had been listening and laid a
paper before the president.
"How did this happen, SI?" stammered
"Them men o' yours that were haulln
ties across my place left the fence down,
the boss got on the track, and a freight
train done the rest."
"But your claim for $450 Is ridiculous
We'll contest it."
But when SI grinned from ear to ear
and when the two men laughed uproar
ously, the president blusblngly announc
ed that he would have the matter adjust
ed In accordance with the claim.
QOBBR GIANTS OF AFRICA
A Race the Sight of Which Drives
Stories of 1lie, AValnmos I.ivitia in
the Unknown Country Between
Lake Rudolf anil the Nile Valley.
Tlieir Wonderful Power of Hyi
notlhiii An Bii'Iort'r'w Experience)
(From the London Spectator.)
The latest story from Africa is a very odd
story indeed, so odd as to be worth a mo
ment's serious discussion. It is told by
Captain Wellby, who has been exploring
the unknown country between Lake Ru
dolf and the Nile Valley, and who, besides
being one of ths pluckiest of men, seems
to be a competent observer with some sci
entific knowledge and a habit of mental
exactitude. There appears to be no rea
son whatever for doubting his good faith,
and we can ourselves help a little to ex
onerate him from any charge of undue
credulity or disposition to wonder. He says
he found two races of naked giants living
near Lake Rudolf. The world now doubts
about giants as formerly it doubted about
pigmies, and Captain Wellby will be cioss
cxamined; but tribes obviously the same
were minutely described by Dr. Wcrne, a
German doctor who accompanied a pacha
sent by Said Pacha of Egypt some fifty
years ago to see if he could not exact trib
ute of some sort from the extreme south of
the Egyptian dominion. Mr. John Murray
published in two small volumes a transln-
on r uis singularly lucid and Interesting
narrative, and in it he gives an account,
apparently identical with Captain Wellby's,
ol a race of naked men who were on an
ji&c oc.cu itti uu
As individuals reach that height even in
England, and are common in Patagonia,
wc can believe that story without difllcul
I ty; but the account of the AValamo district
l is a more severe draft on our credulity.
It is probably true, nevertheless, though
the explanation is not easy. The natives
about Lake Rudolf believe that the people
of Walanio are possessed of the devil, and
Captain Wellby is obviously not qu.te sura
that they are not. Their land is singular
ly and exceptionally beautiful, a grand
tropical park, in fact, well waterel andv
well timbered, "a fortnights journey
south of Adis Abeba," and the p:op!e are
quite friendly to white men. Tney arc ac
cused, however, of possessing a gift, noth
ing less than the power of creating, by
suggestion only, insanity in those upon
whom they gaze. Captain Wellby, of
course, disbelieved this story but he was
soon undeceived. "I only state the. facts.
The first sign of anything wrong was when
one of my Somali escort rushed into camp
shouting walamo! Walamor He was
frightfully excited, he shcok violent y, and
kinkpfl likn n mndmnn nml In thft intpr-
! vals between his shrieks he told me that he
was possessed by a devil. The whole of
that night he was neither more nor les3
than a maniac, but the next day he was
perfectly well. 1 had been previously tod
that once a man had become 'Walamo or
devil possessed, he was always liab e to a
second attack, and as a simple measure of
precaution the man's rifle was taken away
from him. While on the march he had
another attack of this curious madness, in
the course of which he drew a knife, and,
rushing about, threatened to kill every
body. It took several men to hold him
down." It is supposed to be spec'.a ly dan
gerous to eat food In the presence of. the
Walamo people, and on one ocraslon a
Soudanese in the expedition who did so be
came a raving lunatic, while on another
a headman, a peaceable, orderly man, de
clared that he had become possessed, raved
and kicked, and at last injured three men.
In all cases the fit seems to last for two or
three days, but is liable to recur.
Pondering all these facts. Captain Wellby,
like an Englishman with steady nsrves and
the fine spirit of curiosity which keep3
us blundering about in all unexplored re
gions, resolved on a supreme experiment.
He solemnly ate his dinner In the presence
of a hundred Walamo. Nothing happened
at the moment, but two days after, the ex
plorer, one of those men who are never ill,
was so "thoroughly 111" he does not say
insane lhat he had some difficulty in hid
ing the fact from his own people.
Now, how was that done? To say it did
not occur seems to us a mere rejection for
no reason of trustworthy evidence. If Cap
tain Wellby said he found gold or diamonds
in W'alamo, thousands upon thousands ol
pounds would instantly be ventured in the
search for them; and why should he then
be distrusted when he says that certain
men under certain circumstances showed
symptoms of insanity?
There are, we think, just three hypoth
eses which are worth discussion. On? is
that the Walamo, in the interest of their
special reputation, bribad or frightened
Captain Wellby's men intb acting the symp
toms which he describes. That is possible,
and Is doubtless the explanation of many
apparent wonders of the kind; but in this
Instance It would seem to be barred by Cap
tain Wellby's own experience. He had
nothing to gain by a trick, and bis nerves
were clearly not of the kind which are up
set by rumors of magical powers possessed
by black persons without clothes.
Another hypothesis, much more likely,
is that the Walamo are possessed of a
poisonous drug, akin to that used by many
tribes for poisoning arrows, which shat
ters the nerves of those who have swal
lowed it. That such drugs existed was a
universal belief among the ancients, and
there is no prima facie reason why they
should not, as many substances now used
in medicine, "lower tone" and depress the
Epirits of those who swallow them to a de
gree which imitates many of the symp
toms of pronounced melancholia. The con
stitution of negroes is not Identical with
ours, or they would not eat clay, and their
superior liability to the action of the drug
as compared with Captain Wellby Is not
r matter for surprise. The white man
may not be stronger than the black, but
he has a far better nervous system. But
how, in that case, was the drug adminis
tered? We should say in water some
hours after food had been eaten in Wala
mo presence, or through the agency of
some unnoticed prick In sleep with a poi
soned thorn. A "medicine man" with a
reputation to keep up in his tribe and for
his tribe would be quite capable of an
adroit trick of that kind, especially If he
performed it. as on the hypothesis seems
probable, with hereditary Ingenuity.
The third conceivable explanation Is that
the men of Walamo have by some accident
learned that if they seriously set them
selves in combination to willing that .ef
fect they can hypnotize a victim or serious
ly shatter his nerve3. The interval which
seems always to have elapsed between the
occasion of the evil effect and the evil
effect itself Is a perplexity, but otherwise
we doubt If Dr. Charcot and his assistants
would consider the phenomena exceptional
ly wonderful. There are a good many in
cidents recorded of many persons rnd
countries which, if one will cannot affect
the bodily frame of another person, are
simply unintelligible. Or rather one mind
may so affect another mind without af
fecting the body as to produce a belief in
disease as operative as disease itself. Cap
tain Wellby's men all believed they were
possessed, and consequently behaved as,
had they been possessed, they thought
they would have behaved.
It may be said that if suqh a power ex
isted It would have been recognized fi-st of
all by white men, who know so much more
of everything than blacks; but it is quit
possible that white men may be compara
tively "Immune" the word is useful,
though it is horrid and it is quite certain
that white men, having other things to
think about, have paid little attention to
tuch phenomena. It is the meditating
races which, when accident brings such
things before them, study them and exr
perlment In them, without thinking first
of all that they are all childish nonsense.
The Walamo, aware, probably through ac
cident, that such a power existed, would
see its utility as a means of defence, and
practice It frequently like an art, learning
to get all
the money weekly or monthly. Our prices are marked in plain
figuresin order that you may see and realize how much lower they
are than those of the cash stores.
Is yours without the asking without notes, and without interest. It's
our business and our pleasure as well, to arrange the payments to
suit your convenience., We will make, lay and line your carpet
free of extra cost and there will be no charge for the two or
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in the practice exactly how and when to
use it so as to produce a maximum efTest.
Be it observed they claimed the power
and used it when challenged, and thsy bad
used It for ages so well as to. create a gen
eral impression among tribes who would
have liked to invade' them that it was not
safe to do so, an Impression so strong that,
as Captain Wellby incidentally shows, it
had reached his AbysHlnians, who are not
fetich worshippers, and are very brave
We by no means affirm, be it understood,
.., . tivnnniwtnr hvnothesis is the true
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onp. The poisoning nypoinesis ia juol ,
likely, and far more consonant with ordi- ,
nary experience, especially in a land like
Africa, where no man seems to care what .
any other man suffers, provided he himself
is exempt. But we do affirm that are accus
tomed to reject all statements as to one
mimi nHnir nnon another far too readily,
.i :.. ...o inn o-igIIv iinnn this SUbieCt
to a Bort of passion of incredulity. The
rnci;.nn la nnrnnns natural uiuuku. ii
man must be very tolerant Indeed to keep
nis temper wneii j.piu mai -"" ."- j
equals five, but it is pecessary to Keep u
down if we are ever to advance even one
step in the investigation of the obscurer
laws which govern the action of the mind.
For ourselves, we do not see why telepathy
in inherently more impossible than tele
graphing without wires.- Tt is a mere ques
tion of evidence and experience.
ABRAIGNED TO PLEAD.
1'crnon Indicted by the Grand .Titry
The following named persons against
whom indictments were found by the
grand juiy were arraigned yesterday, and
all pleaded not guilty to the offences
charged: Samuel Anderson, assault with
intent to kill; George Waters, embezzle
ment; Charles H. Edwards, assault with
Intent to kill; Charles Croton, assault with
intent to kill; Lewis Williams, house
breaking and larceny; Robert Henderson,
larceny; Denni3 Houser. criminal ajsault;
John Crittenden, larceny; Arthur Sylves
ter, assault to kill, and Lewis Zerego,
H W. M. Taylor, charged with house
breaking, pleaded guilty, and was remand
ed for sentence, and John J. Jupiter,
charged with the same offence, also plead
ed guilty, and was sentenced to ten months
in jail. The charges against the following
persons were 'nolle pressed: Frank J.
Sparks, false prefehees; Charles Coig, sec
ond offence. pettturtreen9? WlUis T. Men
ard, violation 'Cfhlted State's postal laws;
Reuben Helsan, assault with intent to kill;
Edward Pelham'.'' grand Ihrceny; AMHam
Pope, grand larceny-, GeorffeTJames, assault
....... ,. tJuW. LnwiPMcKenzic Tur
ner violation of -the Revised Statutes of
the United States and ttfe United States
postal laws. ' -4
-WliiuiitKT the Olil-Miiu'H Heart.
(From the Detroit Free Press.)
"I tell jou," shouted the old gentleman, "'ill
not give my connt. I'm opt the man to buj
a pig in a poke or decide case after 1 earing
but one side of it.. I don'tffoelieye he ""
a soldier or ever saw a bajtle in his life. I don t
earC so much tor that, frit' it Uiefal P"tictf.
I'm a veteian and I Know .Pjldier when 1 see
him. I'll gitehlm mattliyig orders the next lime
'e"nut?'papat see how Biraipht he walke and what
a trim figure he has. .nd he has told me about
lots of battles." , - , ,,-i.j,,,.
"Hosht There haven't beenlots of '""'
since he was life cnmusli to Hunt. ,,ell1y,?u, 'l1
heV a false alarm. I'll trap him iet. 1 11 ; be .a
houic and lot that he can't go through the man
ual at arms." .i . . , ,.,
'But he can. He took a cane ami showed me
the whole thing. It' was just fl""0-
"What In creation do you know about it.
Vou couldn't tell the UiiTercnce between a riBht
shoulder. Phift and a 'double qulcl.. Via he
enlist from Detroit?"
"Xo, Chicago." , ,
"0. of course, some big city where it woulrt
taVc time to look him up ne's a fraud.
"Do listen, "papa. He knows all about jou
Orand Arm people, and sajs that jou re the
finest, hravebt, most Intelligent military ineothat
ever kept step to fhVartd rum. ' He likes beans
anil cof.ee- for cold luncln andievery night he was
here he turned the lights out at 10 just from
force of habit." , '
"Sol And he said that about us veterans,
hej? Well, I'll have a falk with )our mother.
Call Your Wife!
Sunday is a first rate day to
the needs of the long
up a list of the pieces
needed about the
much money you'd have left if you were to pay cash for all
these things and then think how oleasant and how easv it is
you need right here of
xnree yams tnax are wasxea in matenmg ngures. uur new
stock of Parlor Suites, Bedroom Suites, Carpets, Draperies,
Stoves, Parlor Lamps, etc., is larger and more complete
than ever before and you can choose from this mam
stock on practically your own terms.
817, 829, 821, 823
Bet. H and I
FOOTBALL GAMES YESTERDAY:
" Ynle and AmherHt.
NEW .HAVEN, SepL 30. Yale opened
her football season with Amherst at Yale
Field this afternoon, and in two halves of
twenty minutes and fifteen minutes re
spectively, rau up a score of 23 points.
Amherst did not at any time come within
striking distance of Yale's oal. The home
eleven, though playing loosely and with
only occasional team work, was able to
advance the ball almost at will. The score
might easily have been fifteen or twenty
points higher had Flncke been able to hold
on to the ball when the play was near Am
herst's goal line.
PciuiMylvniiln. and Lehigh.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30. In two
twenty-minute halves today Pennsylvania
defeated Lehigh by the meagre score of
20 to 0. Pennsylvania gave a very ragged
and spiritless exhibition. Twice Lehigh
was able to make a first down by bucking
the line, and twice Pennsylvania wa3 held
for four down? and lost the ball. There
was also a great deal of fumbling.
Harvard lleuti AVUHnnis.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.", Sept. 30. Williams
was pitiably weak today in Harvard's
opening game, so that the score of 29 to
0 Is little Indicative of" the Crimson
eleven's strength. Most of the first eleven
only played in the first half. Swain and
Eaton were" both injured. The star event
of the afternoon was the running of Gier
asche In the second half. Three times he
cleared the Williams' rushers, twice for
At Hanover Dartmouth, 16; Exeter, 5.
At Middletown, Cqnn. Wesleyan, 27;
Amherst Aggies, 0.
At Schenectady Union, 5; Rennsalaer, 6.
At Ithaca Cornell. 12; Hamilton, 0.
At Easton.Pa. Lafayette. 34; Ursinns, 0.
GOSSIP OF THE GKIDIBON.
Georgetown to Piny the V. M. I. on
During the past week rapid strides have
been made by the local football teams In
preparing for the coming contests on the
gridiron. The weather is well suited for
early football tratn'ng and the players have
not been losing as much weight as they
usually do at this time of the year. The
question of the Thanksgiving Day game
Is now delinltely settled, as the Virginia
Military Institute team has accepted the
offer made them by the Georgetown College
and they 'will play the wearers of the blue
and the grey In Washington on that day.
There has been some talk about the Lahigh
College and the University of Virginia
playing in this city on Thanksgiving Day,
but at the present time no agreement has
been made to that effect. However, if this
match should be arranged It will make two
big gamefa In the city on that day. This
will undoubtedly bo the spoiling of both of
the games, as the attendance will be di
vided. At Georgetown the-players do not
think that the University of Virginia will
accept the offer which Lehigh has made
them, and if they do it will not affect the
Georgetown-Virginia Military Institute
game, hut will be to the disadvantage of
the out-of-town 'teams.
The Georgetown varsity was very for
tunate in securing the services of Billy
Church, the old Princeton halfback, as a
coach for the team. Now that several of
the old last year's team men have returned
the present team has been much improved,
and the students are very hopeful of put
ting out a team that will eclip3e that of
189S. Greene, who was the crack end of
last year, made his appearance on the grid
Iron the latter part of this week. His
playing the first day was exceedingly fine,
but since then he has been very stiff. Yes
terday afternoon ttbe varsity lined up
against the scrub team. Coach Church was
delighted with the fast play of his men
and thinks that Georgetown is without a
rival In the South. Gallaudet, Johns Hop
kins, Maryland Agricultural College, and
St. John's are still In the Maryland inter-
sit down together and
winter that is almost
of furniture and the carpets
house. Figure out just
US and pay for it as
Sts. N. W.
collegiate league. From the present out
look' Gallaudet will will the trophy cup
The team of the Y. M. C. A. will begin
their regular training under Coach Shields
tomorrow on the association' field, Seven
teenth and C Streets. The greater part of
the Y. M. C. A. eleven will be composed
of old Columbian University men, who for
some unknown reason will not support a
team from their own college. Manager
Nicholson has ordered an entire oufit for
the team, and tomorrow every applicant
will be furnished with wearing apparent
when he goes out on the field. Every effort
is being made to secure game3 with first
class teams of the South, but at tha pres
ent time no schedule has been formed. A
very able captain has been chosen. He is
Fred Eaton, who at one time was the
crack player of the Williams College team.
A number of the prominent local players
will try for the team, among whom are tha
following: Dwight Smith, Duck Wa'sh,
George Weaver, Henry Greene, Mike Un
derwood, Jim MacQuade, F. Maupin, Cy
Cummings, and a number of other old
timers. The Concord Organize.
The Concord Football Club has organ
ized for the season of 1S99, with the follow
ing players: J. O'Brien, B. Howard, J.
Ogden, P. Saffel, J. Barry, W. Dugan. J.
Dugan, J. Connell, J. A. Hurney. T. Mor
gan, and R. Cook, and would like to hear
from all teams In the District whose aver
age weight is not over 115 pounds. Ad
dress all challenges to either Joseph A.
Hurney, 512 F Street northwest, or Bruccie
Howard. 1405 G Street northwest.
Sixty Days for Shooting Crap.
Fred Simms, colored, was sentenced in the
Police Court csterday to sixty dajs in the work
house for running a crap game.
In ii Sew fiarb.
After extensive renm.ition and imnrovement the
I Luther Place Memorial Church will be reopened
today. At this morning's service th pastor. Iter.
J. G. Butler, will preach anu tins evening itcv.
Thomas Burns, of Edinburgh, a member of the
Pan-Presbj terian Alliance, will occupy the pulpit.
lurrlage IiiveiiHCM Issued.
Marriage Iiccnse3 were is-ued yesterday to Mil
ton A. Haltein and Hattie L. Grady: William
Jones and Lirie Roy; Albert M. Mehlimj and
Kathcrine Thiel; Harry Hereon utitl l.illie Scott;
Robert Johnson and Connie Rollin?: Henry
Meadows and Eva Allen ; Andrew L. Acton. Prince
Georce count'. Va., and Emma Doggett, o( Cul
peper county, Va.
The Mortality Iteeord.
The following death were reported to the
Health Ofiicer jtsterday: George A. CinJy,
eighty-five jears; Mary J. Skinner, eishtj-one
jcars; Isaac. W. Nieholl-;, sixty eien jears; Julia
Cant, thirty-eisht ear.; Gottfried Ibrth. twentv
eiRlit year; Alice Harrimttoii. twenty one years;
Julia May Quiun, twentj jears; Margaret Agnes
Sulirian. eighteen ear-; Mily Clements fifteen
jcar-; Parry A. Pliipps. ten year?: William A.
Nallei, seven ears; Cornelius I.lewellen Brad
field.'fnur cars; Earl Leon Atkmon. four year;
William Edward Thonus. three jears; Percy V.
Thomas, three eare; John Henri N'ebush, one
,ear; Waneda Prue. one jear; infant of Mary
J. llini"), six mom lis; infant of Lulu Taylor,
four dijs, und infant of Lizzie Scott, four days.
IlPdneed Kates to Arlington.
The cominu of autumn lia added a new beauty
to Arlington The spetial Sumlav excursion ar
ranged by the Washington, Alexandria, and
Mount Vernon Raiiwat have been so successful
thus far, that the fare for the round trip to
Arlington will again he reduced today. Klectric
train8, which run through to the iutiou.il ceme
tery without cliange. will leave tiie station at
Thirteen-nnd-M-half Street and l'ennjUania Ave
nue -very fort) -five minutes in addition to the
Oleii lclin Park. v
The management of GIn Hcho Park lus arrang
ed with P. of. William Haiev ami life well-known
band of liTusiK.ns to give, Jt the Pafk. thi after
noon, lw" ppeHally attractive concerts. The
Park, whn.li, on then" iMightftil autumn after
noons, fo i its loveliest, will he open to the
public, ami Prof, llalej will personally conduct
the programmes, which will commence at 3 and
0 o'clock, re-pectivelj It is the intention to
malvc thU an occasion which will be long remem
bered bv lovcr of good imwic. The ride to the
Park, along the bank of the Potomac, is in itself
as delightful a way of spending Sunday afternoon
as can well be imagined. The Metropolitan Ilnad
gives free transfers to the District line.
Q3? 4Ie imt3
SCXD.VY, OCTOBER 1, ia.
Fair, warmer Sunday and Monday; fresh north,
to east wind. .
Highest temperature yesterday, 3 p. m. ..56
Lowest temperature yesterda", 10 p. m: 43
THE SUN A.VD MOON". "
Sun rose ',-JiT, , M. Sun lets. ;5 Ui I. M.
Moon ri5.....2:5S P.M. Moonset
THASBS OV THE MOOX FOR OCTOBER.
Xew 1th I Full -ISth
First quarter fith Last quarter 2Cth
Hisli tide 3:23 A.M. ami :0OPJlt.
Low tide 12:03 R.M.
Lampy lit today. ff;5Q rjf.
Lamps out tomorrow 5:0(JAiM.
IX AND ABOUT THE CITY.
Iteed Given Thirty Dnjs.
William Reed, alxmt twenty-five year? old, who
xw arrested by Policeman Catta. In Tenth Street
Friday night, for begging, wa3 -ent to the work
lieuae for thirty iUj-j.
Additional Police Appointed.
R. H. W. Reed. jr.. J. M. Copeland, and John
A. Schnopp lave been commw-hincd to serve as
additional privates of police for duty at the Cor
Anniversary Supper Postponed.
The anniversary supper tliat was to take place
at Shiloh IljptHt Church tomorrow evening lias
leen postponed to Thursday. October o, on ac
count of the Kewey celebration.
Suit Against a Schooner.
Robert II. Mothershead. James Jett. and Lee
Peed, formerly employe aboard the fchoontr Alice
J. Carlisle, tiled uit agaimt tliat vessel yester
day for $16. alleged to be due them for wages.
Permiftnlon to Mrincr AVi're.
Pcnnif&ion wai ypitejiLiy granted the Chwa
peake and PoUimae Telephone Company to string"
wires on Chapin Street northwest, provided the
work w doiw in accordance with the police "reKU
latioiw. Proposals Accepted. -
The prosp'isife of John B, Peck, t plaster, tho
detention ward at (he small kkx hopital, and of
M. J. iimnimomi & di. to fnmth th. District
400 feet of -20-inch east-iron water pipKae been
Hurt l" Ii'iiIUms? I-'rom a Car.
Clurlr iMcCenncIl. vvliire, thirty years old; fell
from a Capital Traction car near Seventh Street
last night, and v.i painfully hatt in the back.
He wa taken to Kmergeney Hfepltal in aa
ambulance, and later to hU home, at 30) O Street
'I'nii I'olieeiiien Rrolgn.
The resignation of Policeman II. C. IHIc has
been accepted by the Conunteioners. llile has
been in bid ite-tlth for some time'post, aifd has
been unable i (terform the duties cf a poliee
injn. The resignation of Policeman A. W. Cox
has also been accepted.
To U"uresent the IlLstrlet.
Dr. William C. Woodward, Health Officer of the
District, boa K-cn de-ignated by the CiBminisiion
crs to a't as the representative of the District at
the annual cunvcntion ot the American Suritty of
Mumcipil Improvement, which n to he held
in Toronto. Canada, next week- The intpo-tor ol
plumbing vvitl also attend in the saute capacity.
A Profitable Investment !
THE ATTLN riOji OK COAL CONSUMERS 13
INVITED to our plan, whereby we inaugurate
great saving in your fuel bill for the coming win
ter. Leave yo'ir order prior to October J. and
wc will guarantee you a substantial saving; on
every ton. Our books are now open, for depo-viU.
Yard, 4th and F sts. ne.; 11 II st. ne.
Uptown office. 1333 P st nw. Telephone. 1733.
P. S. ALL COAL THOROUGHLY SCREENED.