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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, TRUBSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1899.
Tke CoRuiiissioners Denounced for
I&ming the Huzzle Order.
GhhIhc Fanciers s'hj- That Uic Act Is
HhHHtflHC I,HlullHaIOr SllBIllil
'He Compelled to Gather In tin 3Ioi
OOrel Hreoilh That Khh at Jmitsv
)irel C IlableH Due to Stray Cht.s.
Pwaesa of dogs yesterday universally de
aavaoea the actios -of the District Com
nilMlmMH In issuing the order that here
after alt dogs must be muzzled. It is
looked upon by them in about the same
light fitat tkey would regard an act of
Congress to prohibit hoys from skating on
the Potomac because one boy fell through
the toe and wae drowned.
"There is about as much sense in this
dog order of the Commissioners," re
marked a well-known merchant, " as there
would be in an attempt to muzzle the
moon. What the District Commissioners
Ehould do is to protect the dogs that have
owners who pay $2 tax each year to obtain
protection for them. Protect the licensed
dog Croat the tramp cur and the cases of
alleged rabies will be reduced to a tnin
tanran. "I have owned dogs of many breeds and
I have had a wide experience with them.
bat I have never yet known of a case
where a dog that wae taxed had rabies, un
less it was first bitten by a mongrel. It
teems to me that the Commissioners have
acjted with much more zeal than discretion.
The True Remedy.
"Instead of muzzling dogs that have
owners the Commissioners should compel
the poaudkeeper to do his duty, as the law
requires him to ao, ana rta me city 01 aau
If the poundkeeper's force ,
Is not large enough to cope with the street j
mongrels the District snouio set apart some
of the money raised by taxing dogs to in
crease the force. I have been informed
that about 5,060 licenses at ?2 a head are
iwMi .eh vear. which, if true, makes
th total amount raised in this way $10,000. ,
It is the tramp dog tnat maKes me iruumc
sad not the licensed animal.
"Why, today I saw just as many mon
grel cure that "never had a home wandering
about the streets as upon any other day
prior to the Commissioners orders. Tell
jae. please, why the Commissioners, who
have the right and power to slop this evil,
appear to pay no attention to it."
Views of Dr. French.
Br. Cecil French, a canine specialist,
whose office to at 714 Twelfth Street, and
who conducts a large hospital for dogs on
the Klingle Road, professionally knows
-about all there is to be learned about can
fees He has constantly from forty to
arty-five finely bred prize winners in his
(narmarv for treatment, nts unuimge
of these animals is so greatly appreciated ;
by the Health Officer of the District that
the latter recently wrote to Dr. frencn
stating that it might be advisable to order
all logs muzzled. Dr. French immediately
seat to Health Officer Woodward a letter
watch read as follows:
December 5, 1399.
T rtw Health Otteer. District of Colombia.
Bear Sr: Your favor of the 2d inst., in wbcn
thai it mirht becouK advisable to
wee the twomalgatioti by the Ooauniasioner t
a general tnozzttnc! order against the dogs of tne
Jajatrict, impels tne to place myself on record aa
diaaenting from the view that aoch a ptoSsdore
wind farina; about tne eradication of rabies in
this District , ,
11 is. of coarse, obvioue that under even an
tajoinmetrt only tfcoa doj poawsed of an
oanKr would be found to wear amades when on
flat iUeete. whilst all the tramps and outcasts
knU atiU roam tne highways at perfect liberty
t bite and snap at whatever came in their way,
be It lata, howe. or dog.
gtataj observation aad enquiries teat I nave
jaartr from time to time dunmr the past few
miin when outbreaks of the disease have occurred,
I cannot came to any other conclusion than tuat
the wnecig tramp is the main cawe of the
mead of rabies. Lpon investigation of the tus
mw of a localised outbreak I nave invariably been
faStypfd that "the dog was attacked by another
anaajce one which was romnng through the
ttreeta,' each strange deajs hae always been
demribed to anr as of the cur type. When "the
wandering car has thus planted the infection be
mad ham in his domiciird brethren, there is not
each great danger that they in turn will become
a anenaoe to other do. because few owners arc
Imlliwfl to pay the license fee for an animal
ulilra tfcey do not value, either in a sentimental
or pecuniary setae, and not be further willing
a aw. mi expert advice as boon as siefcness manl
iest itaeit, and unmedulejy adopt precautionary
in 1 1 Farther infection in this direction is
then capped to the bud.
Of coarse a dog so euiec-ted and isolated may
wet Wte aad infect its master should the latter
apt east due caution, but such a calamity would
be as lately to happen with ae without muslin
veatsicuoas, since dogs would not be rounded
while at home, lmt only on the public thorough
fares. Indeed, I think I am safe in asserting that
tan i if no record in the HeaHh Department of
s. person bavin been bitten by a rabid dog which
was not either an ownerless tramp or on the
premises of its owner at the time of the occur
rence. So that the blame for this mutt fall
swclc on the originally infected animal.
Coder existimr municipal conditions the com
aaanUy is anppoaed to be protected from the ex
istence nf marandinr dogs thmneu the offices
af the Health Department. Theoretically, the
Health Department m a perfect institution. The
pnad aa the active branch of the same un
jnmllwUU concerned in the limitation of the
asadne population, is likewise theoretically per
fect, aad it follows that theoretically there must
fee ao dogs at Urge in the confines of the Dis
trict of Colombia other than thfe duly licensed.
Actoalb. however, there ate a great many, and
though the Poundfenaster and his assistants are
eantiatoally dechnatinc them, their numbers are
oonataattv recruited from the neighboring roun
try districts. Ac long as the neigbborinr States
f Maryland sod Virginia, which, without exR
geaation. sre hotbeds of this disease, exert no
laiaiiirii to exterminate the canine nomad
raamfag on the borderland of the District, the
Ms rear will find its way within the limit; with
which we are more particularly concerned, even
were the Health Department able to destroy every
owaerleo; dog found within its jurisdiction.
This hue state of afiains does not exist wholly
xnwnp our neighbors, for it is only a little
Gttr one year ipo that there came to my notice
the aweence of s. hand or nest of semi-wild dug
1 TtaA Creel; Park, not a mile from Mount
pleasant. Tfctt- animals, which were quite
fierce, were raiding the
Maa ifll they wet anally nt to rt with
thatoaas. Apparently then, it would be almott
hapaaable to eradicate rahfac from the Dittriet
w&tm tt ooukt b auipe out amulu.ncou.ly
H cr tbe country by Federal aowrn in tome
,tA manner m the Bureau of aaiaol Iuchwtry
lc JHwb tatriiH Dlrtiro-riDeumotiU of cattle
Sroas nn countrr.
lot much could be done to liaaii the dnrer
meat the faeilitiee in the haaaa of the Health Of
ficer proportionate to the rrojBin-ounita.
Ike patmd eorpi cboukt be inrreaaH -tn four
or Ave fold, fat order that an active campaign
fee aat or4y coaaaacnoaa M awlntaioed
DiaCrict receives amnaally a eanrfderable
nma of anoney in taxation of data. Could nut a
BtfJe lerrdation be effected to divert theae few
-thawande toward maintenance of a really poten-
Let all the outcaatc be coralled. and that (re-
I ventoie the opinion that out
tawafta of nhW win he few and far betweeen.
Jhat oo not have at adorn our domeaticated can
fact with that owleas encumbrance the music.
TjKe-l--HHr of 3Iurzls.
Br. French said to a reporter for The
Ttasea concerning the alleged mad dog in
Dm Bteath precinct which yesterday bit
TOtte case shows the useleaanaw of muz-
NATURAL APERIENT WATER.
For Disordered Stomach
For Constipation and Biliousness
ITS SUPERIORITY IS UNQUESTIONED.
Prescribed by the Medical Profession for 25 years.
Hunya&i J&nos - mm-
How-to Find Out.
Fill a bottle or common glass with your
water and let it stand twenty-four hours;
a sediment or settling indicates an unheal
thy condition of the kidneys; If it stains
the linen it is ev8ance of kMney trouble;
too frequent doeiKo-to pass it or pain in
the back is also convincing proof that the
kidneys and bladder are out of order.
AY II AT to no.
There is comfort in the knowledge so
often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney remedy, fulfills
every wish iu curing rheumatism, pain in
the back, kidneys, liver, bladder, and every
part of the urinary passage. Jt corrects
inability to hold water and scalding pain
in passing it, or bad effects following use
of liquor, wine or beer, and overcomes that
unpleasant necessity of being compelled
to go often during the day, and to get up
many times during the night. The mild
and the extraordinary effect of Swamp
Root is soon realized. It stands the high
est for its wonderful cures of the most
If you need a medicine J
a eSm,l Ufa t),A Vma Cnlri hv lrntr
gists in fifty-cent, "d one dollar sizes.
You may nave" a sample bottle 01 mis
wonderful discovery and a book, thai tells
more about it. both sent absolutely free
by mail, address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing
hainton, X. Y. "When writing mention that
you read this generous offer in the Wash
ington Daily Tinges.,
zles. No owner will keep his dog muzzled
except when It is on the street. The dog
watches for an opportunity, escapes from
the house, and. without his muzzle, ;aces
through the street It is impossible to
keep a dog muzzled at all times. If an
animal has rabies they may develop when
I he is eating or at any other time when
!his muzzle is off and then what protection
has the owner's family or the people in
the streets? It is usual for a dog in the
. early stages of rabies to steal away from
! his home and trot around for miles, re
maining away frequently twenty-four
1 hours. It Is impossible to successfully
. sTiri hiimnnplv pnforeo th order to muzzle
a1 dos Do awav vitn the tramp dog
and the evil of rabies will be practically
removed." - ,.
Edward S. Sejimid, bird and animal fan
cier, at 712 Twelfth Street northwest, said
that every one of his customers had de
nounced the order of the Commissioners.
.,,, ,hBt , n(1 ali nt,or An fanciers
and owners of pet dogs regard muzzling
of dogs as inhumane and cruel.
M. A. Tappan, of 1339 F Street north
west, dealer in-aportlng goods, and a ,
. -...l... ltattiinf.Ati ITnniial 1
created by the tramp curs that roam the '
8trels gt offal and other similar food, i
acd obtain an insufficient supply of water,
former member Ot'tbe Washington Kennel I " "" ,wn as laTTu
Club, said that in all his experience he had . save out and which was published the flay
never found it necessary to muzzle a dog. !?,fle.h,lreturnT Washington rrom Co
and he did not deem it wise or humane to , lumbia. Mo. He stoutly maintained tnat
do so. The kennel club had always op- he was in the Brooks house about o:30
posed the use of muzzles because they ' clck on the afternoon that Brooks was
were cruel 4 murdered, and that while there he saw
Charles M. Kiernsee, of 140S S Street j Sophie Brown and a colored man in the
northwest, owns two high bred Scotch back room or the house. The story he'told
collies. Yesterdav he went to the District n bis direct examination he insisted was
Building and protested to the Commis- true, and a long and searching cross-ex -sioners
againsC- the enforcement of the ; amination by District Attorney Anderson
muzzle order. He informed The Times : failed to mark any contradictions. He con
that experience had proven that rabies is ' tended that the man seen in the room with
"These dogs," he said, "bite pet dogs, J muted. When confionted by Lewis Barnes,
and one case of this kind creates a scare, , the bricklayer's helper, who was at the
the consequence of which is visited on the J Brooks house on the day prior io the mur
beads of the innocent canines." j der, the defendant failed to Identify him as
He also advocated the removal of tramp i the man whom he alleged he saw with
dogs as the best method of disposing of
the dog problem.
THE PRINCETON CONCERT.
Sons of Xns.:ui Kutcrtniii t the I,n
fayctte Square Theatre.
Under ordinary circumstances, nothing
Is more wholly deplorable or more univer
sally deplored than an amateur offering.
Replete with tiresome encores and morit
iess numbers, the average affair of the
sort 16 recognized as being conducted
almost exclusivaly for relatives or acquain
tances of the performers, and is religiously
shunned by everyone else. If this rule has
an exception an exception is implied
above that proof of the rule itself is the
entertainment contributed regularly by
societies from various of this country's
great educational institutions. The friend
ly and fashionable audience that gathered
on the occasion of the Princeton concert,
yester-evening af the Lafayette, was made
up principally of folk who had come to
enjoy themselves, and, after the foregoing
remarks, it is meet to add that their pur
pose was accomplished.
Perhaps the searching light of captious
criticism might have have found flaws in
last night's performance, but, inasmuch as
mistakes were relished even more than per
fections, there could be little justice In ex
amining with the aid of that glare. The
programme indicated and the carrying out
maintained a rollicking, Jovial, disregard
for conventional standards; a lack of re
spect for dignified precedent that would
hr.ve absolved menjnuch less talented than
the Sons of Najba proved themselves to
be. It would or dftlicult. for example, to
soberly review a Brag-nine" rendering of
Rossini's "Wi'.'.lanf-Tell" or a voicing of
that sacred war-tpie melody, "Marching
Through GeorgiaWhen the words substi
tuted merel? jachufajkd the exploits grace
ful and disgraceful" of the fellows " 'Way
Back in Freshman Year." Sulllcient to
say, after this explanation, that the enter
tainment furnished really was considerably
above the average of its class, that much
of it was admirable from a musicianly
viewpoint, that more was delightfully face
tious and that the entire affair so pleased
the big assemblage present that encores
came to be of regular occurrence.
The bill, whlph was divided into three
parts, included fifteen numbers, and these
were almost evenly distributed between the
Glee, lianjo, and Mandolin Clubs. The se
lections contributed, by the banjoists may
i have been deemed best. If only because the
airs selected were those whicn are neara
to greatest advantage on that Instrument.
Holzmann's "Smoky Mokes" and Rosey's
Rag Time Skedaddle may be chosen
t as examples of the work of this portion of
the troupe. The Mandolin Llub. too did
admirably with more difficult compositions,
notable among them the sextette from
,.Luci& de Lammerinoor." Chaminade's "La
.,"'?... BnA a not-nourn from "The
Usonjera and a P.P00."0 ff
SillcillK Girl." The GlCC Clllb put forth
some fine vocal effort in a teries of college
songs and queer but amusing medleys. R.
H. Schroafler played the "Silent Confes
sion" on the 'cello, and A. G. Marr sang
one of Cogswell's lullabys. These, with
other equally pleasing selections, made up
what really was an exceptional university
The entertainment wa6 sponsored by a
long list of fashionable patrono66e8' an1
attended by a large portion of Washington
Marine Gorpx nxitiiiimit Ion.
An examination ot candidates for second
lieutenants in the Marine Corp will be
held at the Marine Barracks today. The
examining board will be composed of Col.
James Forney. President; Col. G. C. Good
loe. Col. F. L. Denny, and Capt. C. S. Rad
FRANK EUNK TESTIFIES
The Accused Man Denies (he Kill
iiijr of William Brooks.
The Prisoner Smiles nml Giies Im
pertinent Aiisvcr DurlnK His IZx
mtiimitluti flukes Caustic Kciimrks
Aliout Detectives AiImitH TnliliiK
the aiciuey From Sophie llroiMi.
With a smile upon his face, Frank W.
Funk, who is on trial for his life for the
murder of William H. Brooks, yesterday
look the stand to testify in his own behalf.
The sea of faces which he saw had no ef
fect upon him him. Not alone by the
smile which wreathed his countenance did
be show his utter indifference to (he se
riousness of his position, but also in his
replies to questions asked. To many of
thpse his answers were glib arid pert and
een impertinent. Ho railed at District
Attorney Anderson at times and spoke of
newspaper reporters and detectives as "in
He spoke very disparagingly of the po
lice, stating that they would say anything
to further their own ends, "and when abked
by his attorney if he believed the detectives
would make untrue statements in-their own
interest ha glibly answered "That's np lie."
Again, when asked if ho had not lived a
very fast life for a short time after the
! murder of Brooks he said with a smile,
"You bet I did a little too fasl v
! Funk, on the whole, as a witness, "did not
make a good impression. All who had
noticed the great nerve which he has ex
hibited during the nine days since the
commencement of his trial expected that
he would at least retain his composure. He
did not. He became what is described as
"rattled." He was inclined to argue mat
ters with the District Attorney and at
I times shouted his replies to questions.
Admits lie In a IllnniniHt.
. When questioned as to his marriage with
Jennie Beederbeck, of Philadelphia, the
defendant admitted that he was a bigamist,
and in reply to an enquiry as to why he
left her he said "I'd rather she'd answer
that." Funk's testimony was practically
faophie Brown was the bricklayers helper.
who had been at work about the house
on the day
before the murder was com-
The only other witness whose testimony
attracted any attention was John W. Drew,
a reporter, who stated at the time of the
Brooks murder he was doing some special
work for a local newspaper. He stated
that on June 23, the day on which William
Brooks was murdered, he arrived at the
scene about 6:l."i o'clock, and at that time
the body of Mrs. Brooks, who had been
assaulted and robbed, had already been re
moved from the house, und that the
Brooks girls had returned home. All the
other testimony on this point is to the effect
that it was much later than this time when
the commission of the crimes was report-
rtrt tr iVn -irl inn a n A i 'oer nrori fet 111 Ifttor
when the body of Mrs. Brooks w"reoved
to the Emergency Hospital
The Prisoner's Statement.
The defendant. Funk, was called to the
witness stand at 11 o'clock, and, with the
exception of the noon recess and a live
minute rest granted by Justice Cole, he
was under examination until 4:50 p. m.
After answering a few preliminary ques
tions he told "the following story of his
movements on June 23d, the day on which
Brooks was murdered at his home, at
914 Twenty-second Street northwest. Dur
ing that day he said he went to the Brooks
houte four times the first was at 9 a. in.,
the second between 10 a. m. and 11 a. m.,
the next about 1:30 p. m., and the last
some time between 6:15 and 5:30 "p. m.
During his visit at 1:30 o'clock he stated
that he made arrangements to meet Sophie
Brown In the I Street Park at the corner
of Pennsylvania Avenue and Twenty-first
Street. He took his supper at Mrs. Buck
ley's about 5 o'clock, and immediately after
went to the Brooks house.
He entered the house without knocking
and when he got as far as the door be
tween the parlor and the summer kitchen
he declares he saw Sophie Brown standing
near the sideboard and near her was a
colored man sitting on a chair. Mrs. Brown,
he said, seemed calm and the colored man
was quiet. It was a surprise to him, the
defendant said, that Sophie Brown should
greet him coldly, and he turned to walk
out of the house. When he got as far
as the front door, however, he stated that
Sophie came after him and said, "Go up to
the park and I will meet you hi about
ten minutes." While ho stood in the Brooks
house, two or three minutes in all. Funk
stated that he thought he heard some one
moaning. The sound, he said, seemed to
come from the second story back room.
He thought it was old man Brooke, f,nd
while he heard the sound he alho heard
After leaving the Brooks home the de
fendant said that he went immedi
ately to Washington Circle Park. He
was there but a Bhort while when Sophie
Brown joined him. Her first words were to
the effect that the officers were looking
for the defendant as a deserter, and she
advised him to leave town at once. Mrs.
Brown took a roll of bills from her pocket,
and. handing him two $20 bills, told him
As She was unrolling the bills from the
others the witness said Sophie Brown
seemed to have trouble to get them sepa-
rated and he stretched out his hand with
the intention of helping her. When he
touched the roll of bills he said the tempta
tion to keep them was too great for him to
resist and he took the bills, saying to Mrs.
I Brown. "Where did you get this money?"
and told her that he knew it was not hers
and that he intended to keep it a few days
to find out where she got it. Mrs. Brown,
the witness stated, became frantic and wild,
"Oh. my God, give me the money." Funk
then stated that he continued his talk with
Sophie Brown for some minutes, and when
he saw a Capital Traction car come along
going east ho boarded It and went down
Story or the Flight.
Funk then told of his buying a suit of
clothes in Pennsylvania Avenue, between
Ninth and Tenth Streets, and putting it
on at the Keystone Hotel, where he left
his old clothes. His story of his flight from
Washington on the night of the murder
was practically tho same as that told by
the detectives and newspaper reporters. He
stated that on the following morning on
his arrival in Now York he had only $1,370.
Of this amount he said he deposited $1,200
in a bank. The money, he said, was squan
dered at the races. lie next told of his
wanderings in Pennsylvania and the West,
where ho was finally arrested and brought
back to Washington.
It Is probable that tho defendant will be
again called to testify this morning. The
other witnesses who testified during the
day are Philip F. Gormly, Thomas E.
Gantt, and William Osborne. The defence
called Philip J. Dougherty to testify that
during the examination of Maggie Brooks
he had noticed signaling between her and
Sophie Brown. Justice Cole refused to ad
mit the testimony.
AND BABY fell
STRONG Ami& .
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN
or other Intoxicant or Narcotic.
A TRUE TEiMPERANCE MEDICINE.
It is announced that during his local en
gagement Sir Henry Irving will present
four separate bills. "Robespierre," the new
Sardou play, will be done next Monday
and until Friday, on which evening "Tho
Merchant of Venice" is lo be substituted. (
At the Saturday matinee Ellen Terry will ,
be seen in "Nance Oldfield" and "The An.
ber Heart," while on Saturday night Sir
Henry is to appear in "Waterloo" and "The
Bolls." This repertoire comprises all the
pieces that have been provided for the
American tour and should prove most acceptable-
to Washington admirers of the
Every studious and regular theatregoer
I knows that with plays in general and with
larces in particular tne element ot surprise
is a positive essential. Many an otherwise
clever conceit has been' ruined by the man
ner in which its author has forecasted his
Incidents, and many a mediocre piece has
brought screams of merriment because of
the very unexpectedness of its occurrence.
For this reason a comedy rarely is enjoy
able at a second hearing. The auditor an
ticipates events and the result is seeming
flatness. David Belasoo, whose skill as a
dramatist has involved a considerable
knowledge of human nature, realizes this
so completely that he has peremptorily de
clined to give out a single detail of the
story used in "Naughty Anthony" until
that latest work of his brain shall have had
its premiere on .Monday night at the Co
lumbia Theatre. The greater portion of
the after success of a production depends
upon the verdict passed on its initial per
formance, and undoubtedly; Mr. Belasco la
wise iujnaintaining secrecy. The ruling,
Ihowever, is a bit hard on local critics, who
TJlJ J& ,lM"l
gerher unprepared for any call that may
be made on their early educations. In
common with the geneijal ftublic, these
scribes have been told nothing in advance.
They have learned the locale of the play
and are assured that its east Includes such
folk as William Elton, Frank Worthing,
hV. J. Le Moyne. Claud Gillingwater,
Blanche Bates, and Olive Redpath. Fur
ther than this they are ignorant, and Mr.
Belasco has sagely decreed thtft they shall
Theatrical events of te past few sea
sons have proven conclusively that the
number of stars from whom the public
will accept serious productions - is very
small. Because the plays ?had tragic
climaxes. 'A Fool of Fortuh'e" and "Dr.
BelgrafT," the most artistic' things ever
Ldone by William II. Crane and by Wilton
Lackaye, were dismal failurest while Stuart
Robson's lamentable experience with "Tho
r Gadfly" may be cited for another case- in
point. Robert Mantell, who will be seen
next week at the Lafayette Square Opera
House, is one of the elect. For years, Mr.
Mantell has devoted most of his energies
to the works of Dumas, Sardou, and
D'Ennery, always with the most desirable
of returns. Just now the star Is olfering
an adaptation of Joseph Hatton's cele
brated novel, "The Dagger and the Cross,"
which, while anything but somber, is said
to be as stirring and virile a drama as the
captious might wish to witnsss. The story,
as may be remembered, concorns Roubillac,
a painter; Francesca, his wife, and Zllletto,
n sculptor. Ziiletto is in love with Fran
cesca and, by exercise of hypnotic power,
wins a reflection of that love. The artist
takes his spouse to England. He is fol
lowed by Ziiletto. who, though enamored
of the daughter of a nobleman, maintains
his earlier relation. However, he swears
to surrender Francesca if her husband will
perform a mock marriage between the
paramour and the new inamorata. This
Roublllnc does, but, Ziiletto breaking the
oath, afterward kills his confederate. He
confesses his crime to a priest and Is con
demned to return to its scene, holding his
dagger as though It were a cross. This
the unhappy man does, only to die of a
fever when he reaches the spot. The plot
certainly reads well, and the play should
A hill fft!iinncifl nlivtrtct ontlr-rtlv nf lfnmi'n
nnantlties i thnt nmmUd for nivt. wlr
i nt ... r.mmi i7m,r ,.innnf hn,wiitnr
j .. annn.,n(,wI nm! pa(.h r ihps ,,n!- mnii
j llimself or herself well known here for
ability m the particular line represented.
First, for example, there are the "Streator"
Zouaves, an organization the perfect drill
ing of which created widespread comment
when last it was seen here. The seventeen
i men-there are Tour fours and a captain-
, pei form the most diillcult maueuvros m
a startlingly rapid cadence, iinishing their
, act by scaling an exceedingly high wall.
' Mm .1(1 Courtenav. "whn sines the nlcl
songs," is announced, too, and those who
have heard her medley a medley ranging
from "Annie Laurie" to "Old Black Joe,"
and from "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" to
"Just Btfore the Battle, Mother" will need
to be told nothing in praise of he'r unique
specialty. Prince O'Kabe's "Imperial"
Japanese troupe also is a favorite in "Wash
ington, the little foreigners having filled
two engagements a year ago at the Burke
& Chase theatre. They, t$o, are to have
an important place on thi programmes.
Perkins D. Fisher, whose? Sketch, 'The
Half Way HouEe," proveritthi wittiest bit
of its sort ever presentwcSaHy. is ad
vertised to repeat Ezra Kfnflall's charm
ing playlet, while Genaro l.ind Bailey,
comedians and cake-walkers; Tom Ilefron,
dancer, and the Biograpli will round out
what should proe a bill of, astoni:-ui!ig
and unsurpassed worth. There will be
Ksssp yourselves up to
GOKCQS'i fiHish fay 'taking a
! 10 cents and 25 cents, atell dfcutr stores. S
The Rush for
has been unparalleled. Tho great de
mand for these popular Instruments
came In excellent time because we an
drlpated the repeated call and were
well prepared. We are exclusive agents
We'd be pleased to show you these
marvelous instruments. Their musical
accuracy is almost beyond belief. We
also sell the "REGINA" musle box,
and others. Prices range from 75c to
Leading Piano, Organ,
Music House in the Na
1 X)l "P "i PERCY s- F0STR-
lOH r. Manager.
Baltimore Store, 15 North Charles St.
For Christmas and New Year's
Champagne Such as
lleprefents the art of wine inaKing in its
perfection. Connoisseurs, lon Mvants
men of the world, all give it first pre
ference. Strictly in order now to have
our sideboard stocked with Veuve
OKUSK- CLARETS AND SAU-
TEIfSrtS DEMAND YOUIt
If nnlv flip firct ffraAi rit niiT-minK- r?larc
and feautenies satisfy you then Cruse Freres call j
lor your notice. Order by 'phone (115S) or mail.
Don't fonjet Shoomaker's famous Tennessee
Whisky "for the grippe."
U5 KICK 12 YS IN A UOX FOR .S1.U5.
The Shoomaker Co,,
1331 E Street.
and give him one
of our Exqu s.te
Scarfs iu a hand
some box emblem
atic of the srlad
season. We have a match ess
iine in beauti.ul designs, which
cannot be equaled from Alaska
to Porto Rico,
25c to S1.50.
C. Aiicrlmcli, 7 it H. Domestic S. 31.
three performances at the Grand on Christ
Those persons who are fond of
coupling education with their amuse
ments and, despite tho "New York
Telegraph," there are 'many such art
promised a complete treat in the se
ries of lectures to be given on five con
secutive Tuesday afternoons at the Colum
bia Theatre. These'lectures will be pro
vided by Burton Holmes, the unquestion
ed and unrivaled successor cf John L.
Stoddard. Mr. Holmes was heard here fre
! quently last year and succeeded in ereat
, ing an impression that should guarantee
him excellent audiences throughout his
J coming season. Since that former time, the
speaker has traveled much and is said to
i have greatly widened his range of subjects.
! His discourses on "Manila," "Japan Ris,
! ited, Round About Paris," "Tne GianJ
, Canyon ot Arizona' and "Mokl Laud have
i been illustrated with, still and moving pu -j
tures, the first class having been tken
by Mr. Holmes himself. These excellent
views, with the forecasted charm of the
lectures themselves, should serve to make
Mr. Holmes' appearances both interesting
and instructive. His first local matinee
will be given oiii next Tuesday.
An astonishing piece of entertainment
enterprise is revealed in the story of how
William A. Brady and Thomas O'Rourke
secured the moving pictures of the recent
Jeffnes-Sharkey light, which are to be ex
hibited next week at Convention Hall Tne
representatives of these managers statv
that over $03,000 was expended in prellml.
naries before the mutascope machine was
put in position for photographing the bat
tle. Two feed wires were run from the
Coney Island light plant to the ilub
house, these wires ervlng to keep iu use
400 arc lamps, the resultant Illumination
being sufficient for a town of ."0,000 inhabi
tants. The views are printed un stvin
and one-quarter miles of celluloid film -enough
to reach from the city postofiice to
Glen Echo. Two hundred and sixteen ihou
sand distinct pictures cover this surface
each picture being 2x2 3-4 inches in size.
The reproduction of the mill tonsumes ovoj
two hours aud is mentioned as being per
feet in detail. Seats for the week at Con
vention Hall are now on sale at Guzman s
in Droop's music store, 1)25 1'ennsyHani.i
John Blair's second special matinee in
this city will be given tomorrow afternoon
at the National Theatre. The play nelecl.
ed for representation is -Paul Hervlena
"Les Tenailles," which has been adapted j
into English under the title of "Ties. Be-
?' (,f , V u"l,r V- i I,r"r ,u lHbl 71U
include 1-Iorenco Kahn. l Augustus An-
den,on' A ic,? """"uglon. I-redenck 0.
J'ew,s nn" u,e " "s are sell-
Perhaps no one phase of talent stands a
vaudeville comedian in better stead than
does his stock of good huniorT The aver
age audience at a "stag house" will to e ata
more from a mediocre moke with unlimited
good nature than from' a more able but
less jovial ndividiml. Al Beeves, whose
"Double" Company Is to be next week's at
traction at Kenian'a, owes a great port on
of his popularity to this characteristic. He
appears before his audiences iu an easy,
confident manner; thrums a few prelimi
nary chords on his banjo, and then either
tells or sings a stock of Jokes. The mon
ologue is delivered as though the mono
iogist were enjoying it to the fullest, and,
:esultantly, the public likes Al Reeves.
This year .Mr. Reeves heads an organiza
tion which Includes, besides himse'f, such
people as Inez Mecusker, prlinu donna;
Hendrix and Prescott, dancers: Williams
and Lelaud, mfrtlimakera from California;
Fauuie Fern Thatcher, vocalist; Celeste
and Bay Mb, soubrottes; the GritHu Sistert.,
serio-comics; GeorgeTitchuer aud Larry
Cheatham, rib-ticklers, and "The Espanola
Male Quartette." A minstrel first part and
a burlesque, , entitled ''Admiral Dewey
Dandy,' also are to ,b.o introduced. The
performances,, hummed up, promise to bo
pleasing, and business probably will be
Hecht's Greater Stores.
Just to Jog Your Memory
thai at ITeolit's you can. fmd every wantable article priced
We are too busy to prepare an elaborate ad." Tbe
items below will give yon a brief glimpse of the bargains
that we are dispensing. "Charged," too, whenever jou wish.
Specials from Toyville.
Decorated China Sets. . . .7e
Good sized Battleships. .9c
Kitchen Ranges and Uten
Kitchen outfits complet!lc
Magic Lanterns with
Decorated Xmas Horns. .3c
Large China Tea Sets. .49c
Train of Cars (7 pieces):;'. 25e
1.50 Decorated China"
Extra large Drums. ..79c
Jointed Dolls l.lOc
Dressed Dolls .-. .21c
75c Dressed Dolls.1. . . .' .49c
Iron-bodied Express Wa
Great Sale of Opal Ware.
WTe are showing the finest exhibit
of Opal Ware in town. Especial at
tention Is directed to the quality, and
the artistic embossing, and band dec
orations. We can save you almost
half on similar qualities.
3Sc Opal Bottles, 50c Opal Bottles.
68c Opal Bottles,
Opal Toilet Sets,'
Also Sets up to S3.50.
Opal Smoking Sets.
These are presents that "He" will
appreciate if he is a smoker.
75c to $2.43.
ECHT & CG,,
513515 Seventh St.
Nuts for Christmas
Tl J, New 1
liUFbildj Mixed j
dj 1 i Nuls, j
rnflay it-, j
UNLY J !!
We shall sell on these
at the lowest prices ever
quoted. Early orders
requested, as these
prices oniy hold good for
Thess extremely low prices
be taken immediate advantage
Port, Sherry, Musca telle, Rhine
Wine," Blackberry Brandy and
Sweet Catawba per large bottle
' as I m
Corner 9th St.
The Pot Called the Kettle Black Be
cause the Housewife Didn't Use
HEIIiBH-UN'S SHOE HOUSE.
I'Inin unl Fancy Footwear Tor
What could be more appropriate for a
Christmas present than a pair of Heil
brun's shoes? He has a large assortment
of the latest shades and most stylish kinds
always In stock.
For Christmas he has slippers by the j
thousand for both men and women. - Slip
ners for house wear, that are necessary to
home comfort, and slippers for the ball ,
room. J hat are essential in showing off a
womans pretty foot. aoy suppers ior
the little tot can be found at HHbrun's.
In fact everything needed in f oat wear can
be found in this popular store where a
bevy of accommodating clerks are always
ready to serve customers.
TBACES OF MUHDER POTTND.
ev York's IIcikUums IJoily Mj story
Mny J'riivc ii Crime.
NEW YORK. Dec. 20. Dr. rhillp O'Han
lon, of the coroner's office, after he had
performed an autoosy on the headless body
foun-J in the East River, off Rutgers Street,
on Monday, was reticent, but skl enough
to indicate that he thought- a. murder had
He declared that the body had been in
the water a long time, and that the bands
CASTOR i A WaCMe,
The Kind ou Have Always Bought
Hecht's Greater Stores.
Silk, All-Silk Chinas.
We place on centre silk bargain
table 48 pieces all told of All-silk
China and hand-woven Habutai Silk,
in rich shades of cerise, turquoise,
light blue, pink, cream, automobile.
Nile, cardinal. French bin, cadet,
lavender, and black; extra fine, soft
quality, especially adaptad for faacj
work, drapery, doll costomea. 0 AC
15c Plaids, 12$c.
The Dress Plaids la this lot ara
even more desirable than those that
sold so quickly last week. Tjfcey an
double width, in exquisite combina
tion. The popular fabric for walsta.
skirts, children's dreaaea, 1 OaC
etc 15c value 1L3
Bleached Damask Table 1 QC
Linen, worth Me, at '
SlWer Bleached Table Ltnea, two
yards wide, rich designs. 5e OftC
Satia Damask Bleached Tahfo
Lluen, extra toe quality. CAC
Worth Wc, for JU
Superfine Imported AJt-liac
Table Damask. Regular L CQC
Rain-proof Cloth Mackintoshes,
black or bine, elegantly lined, ex
tra wide capes, silk TelretO Qj?
collars. Worth $S. for J.JO
Infants' Handsome Chris
tening Robe, worth $7 to ?1 QQ
Long Bedford Cord and Cash
mere Coats, beautifully lln- J QO
ed, ribbon trimmed -..JU
50 styles and patterns; the colon
are absolutely fast; they are flounc
ed and braid trimmed, well made
and cut so that you can obtain a
perfect fit. Sizes 34 to 44. Q8C
$1.49 WRAPPERS at 30
T. H. PICKFOKD'S,
Cor. 9th and La. Ave.
5 lbs 1
10 lbs 1
are unprecedented, aud should
1 is A if
! Ill t
Our stock of fine old Whiskies
is unsurpassed pure, mellow and
aged at lowest prices.
and La. Ave.
use Coke instead in the kitebca
range, and thereby cut your fuel bill
down Coke posMSses (May mHsb
tages over coal. It trams freer
lcaca no clinkers U cleaner.
40 bu. Coke, Uncrushed, - - $?.90
40 bu. Coke, Crushed, 3.50
WASHINGTON" GASLIGHT CO.,
-tia lotn st. x. av.
were thrown back, and displayed evidencea
of distt nsion and force.
The head had been severed between ta!
fourth and fifth cervical vetebrae. aad thafa
were fine serrations as at-tae docapifUani
had been done with a flne-tootbed saw or
a knife. He thought the head was raaww.
ed before the body waa thrown into- laac
Dr. O'Hanlon said that he and Prof. Fer
guson, of the New York HoapMaL wettM
make a miecroscopical axaaiinatiOB ot Ike