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PTTB "WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, MAT 20, 1894.
MEETINGS TO BE SECRET
Senate Investirjation Committee Will
Sit Behind Closed Doors.
A BRIEF SESSION YESTERDAY
Bribery Charges to Bo Taken Up Pint Wit
nesses Already Summoned for the First
Hearing en Monday Precedents Concern
ing Incriminating Testimony.
The- Senate investigating committee- met
yesterday noon, and niter a lengthy confer
ence it was decided to hold the session behind
closed doors. The reason for this is that to
conduct a fair and at the same searching in
quiry. It may bo necessary to ask some close
questions, which might inferentlally reflect
upon Senators and convey a false Impression.
The chairman of the committee, Senator
Gray, will bo authorized to give out the facts
ascertained at the session of the committee.
Another reason for reaching this conclusion
is found in the probability that many clews as
to other testimony" may be obtained from those
who may bo testifying, and it is feared that
the publication of these facts would defeat
the ends of justice.
The determination of members of the com
mittee to leave the whole question of what
they do and what to make publlo to Senator
Gray is so strong that none of them will
talk. It was suggested that many newspa
pers and the publlo might take the secret in
vestigation to mean a whitewash. "That
show3 the poor judgment of the newspapers."
remarked a member of the committee. "It
may boc4 the utmost importance to keep
secret certain disclosures of witnesses, and it
is sometimes of transcendent Importance that
the witnesses have no idea of what testimony
has been previously Riven and have no op
portunity to prepare a story in refutation."
It is the Intention of the committee to have
a complete stenographic report of the testi
mony made, which will be published when it
The first matter to be taken up will be the
alleged attempt to bribe Senators Kyle and
Hunton, and tho first witnesses summoned
are Mr. Hunton's son, Mr. Kyle's secretary,
Mr. Mcrarlane. and the alleged briber. C. W.
Buttz. The sugar trust part of the Investiga
tion will be taken up later.
PRECEDENTS FOR THE INVESTIGATION.
Witnesses -May Decline to Answer Ques
tions Which Would Incriminate Them.
Somo of the members of the Senate bribery
Investigating committee spent a part of the
day in investigating precedents for investiga
tions by Congress, and others In trying to de
termine how far the committee can go in
compelling witnesses, Senators among others,
to answer questions put by tho committee or
produce papers demanded by it. Thoy have
read several decisions of the Supremo Court
bearing upon the question.
The decision which has been most In de
mand is that of this court, delivered on tne
11th of January, 1892, in the case of Charles
Counselman. k Chicago grain dealer, who,
being summoned before th9 grand jury of the
United States district court at the instance of
the Interstate Commerce Commission, de
clined to answer questions as to whether ho
had received from the railroads rates on grain
different from those provided in the tariff
schedules of the roads, on tho ground that in
replying to these questions be would crimi
nate himself. An atte'npt was then made to
compel him to reply to the questions, and be
was taken into custody and fined 500. He
appealed his case to the United States circuit
court, of which Secretary Grcsbam was then
judge. Judge Gresham sustained the decision
of the district court, and remanded Counsel
man to the custody of that court. From this
decision Counselman appealed to tho Supreme
Court, -which reversed the decision and or
dered the discharge of Counselman.
In recording this decision the Supreme
Court announced that the doctrine that the
meaning of the cons-.itutional provision is
not merely that a person shall not be com
pelled to be a witness against himself In a
criminal prosecution against himself, but that
its object is to secure that h person shall not
bo compelled, when acting as a witness In any
investigation, to give testimony which may
tend to show that he himself has committed a
crime. The court also held that "It is a
reasonable construction of the constitutional
provision that the witness is protected from
being compelled to disclose the circumstances
of his offense or the sources from which or
the means by which evidence of its commis
sion, or of his connection with it, maybe
obtained or made effectual for his con
viction, without using his answers as direct
admissions against him."
This decision did not afford much satis
faction to the members of the committee, who
think it will be difficult to compel witnesses
to testify in tbe second branch of the investi
gation with which the committee is charged,
tint against the operations of tbe sugar trust,
in case there should be any who may desire
to conceal it3 operations.
They did not find much more consolation
in other cases investigated. In a decision
rendered in 1833 in the case of E. A. and
George II. Boyd, in which a New York court
had sought to compel these men to exhibit a
certain customs invoice in court for the in
formation of the United States attorney,
which was appealed to the Supreme Court,
that court decided that this order was an un
constitutional exercise of authority.
In the case of Hallet Kilbourne, who was
ordered to jail because of his refusal to an
swer question? and to produce papers de
manded by a House investigating committee,
the court held that while the House had
ower to punish its own members for dis
orderly conduct and could exercise other con
stitutional functions In that line, and might,
when the examination of witnesses was neces
sary, flue or imprison a contumacious witness,
tho Constitution does not vest In either house
of Congress the power to punish for con
tempt. VAPORI.NGS Or A CRANK.
That Is What Senator Brice Said About tho
Bribcrj- Inv estlgntion .Matter.
Asked as to the effect of the Investigation
to begin next Monday. Senator Brice said he
did not know anything about It, but ridi
culed the attempt at bribery as being the va
porlng3 of a crank who was talking to
employes. Anybody, he said, who had
$15,000 and any sense could put it to better
use than trying to spend it in that way.
"As to the other part of the investigation,"
continued Mr. Brice, "it is a part of the whole
fight to break down the sugar schedule, as It
has been thought on the Republican side that
if tho sugar schedule should be abandoned
there would be a half dozen Democrats who
would vote against the bill. I do not know
what It will amount to, but so far as tbe ob
taining of Information goes as to who con
tributed money to tne Republican national
committee or tbe Democratic national com
mittee I apprehend that it will be found that
the members of these committees who received
these contributions will not remember from
whom they came nor how they were used. It
Is not their business to remember these things,
nnd if you want to know about such things
you have to catch one of those fellow3 in
transit when tbe matter is fresh in his mind."
"And In a remembering mood," it was sug
gested. "And in a remembering mood," repeated
the Ohio Senator.
A, righting Mustang.
A mustang owned by A. Millstone, of No.
T09 Columbus avenue, escaped from his stable
yesterday afternoon, and entering Central
park, galloped up and down the west drive at
u terriflc gait, says the New York Herald.
Mounted Policeman Lafkey pursued the run
away animal. The mustang had a halter
o-.cr its head and Lafkey succeeded in over
taking it and grabbed at the bridle. The ani
n.al jerked away, broke the bridle, and sped
r.way again. Lafkey kept up the pursuit,
however, and Anally drove him into the Clare
rnont stables in the park. Once fairly cor
nered the mustang bit and kicked and resisted
to his utmost It kicked the policeman three
times In the abdomen and tore rontons of his
uniform to pieces with his teeth In the
struggles. Lafkey finally got the bridle over
his head and returned him to hi. ownm- r.f-
key's injuries are painful, but not serious.
AH AUSTRALIAN SWIHHHR.
Be Is Marvelous, and Ue Is Coming Hers
to Give Us Pointers.
They hare Just lonnd a swimmer in Aus
tralia who has aroused the interest of all
sportsmen who make swimming something
more than a pastime in this country. Nobody
seems to know exactly how the new man,
Gormly, swims, thougn the Australian papers
which urn at hand devote columns of descrip
tion to his style, bavin got to the point of
Illustrating his method. Even the experts In
this country are unable to fathom the peculi
arities of his stroke, which has reduced all
the notable swimmers In Australia and New
Zealand to despair. It should be said, by the
way, that the swimmers of that part of the
world are men of 'extraordinary swiftness,
endurance, and power. Gormly does not pre
tend to train ior uis races, out mutes h u pouifc
to spend six or eight hours every day in the
His stroke is now being copied by a number
of professional and amateur swimmers of the
antipodes. He swims, according to tue de
scription, with his rirht arm perfectly
straight that is, it makes a long, low sweep
from the shoulders downward and backward
as he lies on hl3 right sido. But the real
stroke which sends him tftrough the water at
a rate which amazes his competitors Is what
is described as the "corkscrew motion of the
left leg, wnlch is drawn up and out of the
water, bo as to be almost completely In view,
and is then pushed under tho water and
thrust backward with a corkscrew motion,
which sends the body along at n remarkable
rate of speed." This is the most succinct ex-
Sanation which has yet been given of Gorm
y's method of swimming. He is coming
over hero next Summer, so when the camera
fiends get at him the public will know all
about the "corkscrew motion" which he uses.
Incidentally his style of swimming casts a
bitter reflection upon the frog, which has
heretofore sustained an unquestioned emi
nence as the model for champion swimmers.
New York Sun.
SILVER DOLLAR UNIT.
Object of the Approaching Bimetallic
Several hundred delegates are expected to
be present at the convention of the Pan
American Bimetallic League, which meets In
this city next Tuesday. Thev will come
largely from the ".Vest and South, with possi
bly a few from the East, four from Mexico,
two from the Central American states, and
two from Brazil. A delegate also is expected
from New Zealand.
This will make the third convention of tbe
league, the previous ones having been held in
Denver, Colo., and Ogden, Utah. Mr. A. C.
FIske, of Denver, is the president, and to
him principally is due the existence of the
league, ho having made a trip through tho
southern countries in aid of its organiza
tion. What the league Is striving for i to lay the
foundation for the adoption of a sliver dollar
that will pass current between the United
States and Central and Southern American
countries, which, it is argued, will result in
stimulating trade relations between them.
LITTLE TYPES TALK AEOTJT
Minneapolis saws 30,000,000 feet of lumber
Carpet tacks are consumed at the rats of
5000,JO a day.
The world annually raises 9,1!I000,000 bushels
Michigan has produced W, 123,913 barrels of salt
.Mall Is distributed In 63,403 post offices In tho
Iron and steel are made by native tribes in the
Interior of Africa
North Dakota has several wheat farms of 10,000
to 15,000 acres each.
Great Britain Imposes a tariff for rcvenne upon
about twenty articles.
A good eenlng machine is supposed to do the
wort of twelve women.
One pound of sheep's wool Is capable of pro
ducing one yard of cloth.
The most of the trade of Cuba and Porto Rica
Is handled by the English.
Most of the trade of the Portuguese colonies
has fallen into the hands of England.
England commands the gateways of many eeas
and most of the great gulfs of the world.
The cash surplus of the whisky trust is $1,204,
000. How much ot It did you contribute?
The number of cigar factories in the United
States is placed at a little more than S3,0uU
Ceylon has 2,760,000 population and does an
annual trade with Great Britain of J3,000,0u0.
The use of domestic wines in 1S94 was 10 per
cent, greater than in the three previous years.
Eight thousand tons of gold have been mined
throughout the world during the present cen
The cooper's craft was first employed among
the wine-growers of Italy about the tenth cen
tury. The amount ot candy consumed in the United
States every year has been estimated at 0,0U0
Vlneland, N. J has a paper bottle factory,
which Is Bald to be the only one In the United
Russia In Asia contains 5,000,000 square miles
of land suitable for pastoral and agricultural
The seven colonies of Australia do an annual
business of 121,000,000, and haro 10,000 miles of
The average cost of a fully-equipped lifeboat,
with transportation carriage, life belts, etc. Is
The sugar cane product of Louisiana amo'unts
to 601,353,037 pounds, entitling the planters to
Out of 1,292 answers to letters sent to Kansas
farmers asking if farming paid, 1,251 answered
Krupp claims to have Invented a machine that
will roll Iron so thin that it would take 1.&00
sheets to make an inch.
The first steam vessel on Lake TUIcaca, Pern,
has ust been completed there, at an elevation
of 13,000 feet above sea loveL
Gutta percha was first Introduced Into Europe
from Malaga In 1352. The annual consumption
now amounts to 4,000,000 pounds.
A Chicago dentist advertises a choice of 1C0
World's Pair views with every tooth he pulls. Ue
expects It to prove a drawing card.
It Is estimated that the United btates has pro
duced two-thtrds of the cotton consumed by the
world for the last sixty-seven years.
Nearly all the electrical inventions, excepting
the lightning rod and the telegraph, have come
In use since the Centennial exposition.
Probably tho first three-masted schooner built
In the United Mates was the William L. Bur
roughs, which was launched at Greenpolnt, L. L,
The annual salary of the Queen of England Is
$1,925,000; the Prince of Wales gets $200,000, and
tbe rest ot the royal family somewhat smaller
Montana has produced nearly one-third of the
gold, silver, copper, and lead in tbe United
btates. The mlnea of "'the stato have yielded
Virginia's One Favored Creditor.
Every now and then tho United States gov
ernment wakes up and asks Virginia to re
deem about 6000,000 In our Btate bonds, which
it holds for the Indian trust fund. And our
commonwealth always suavely replies that it
is perfectly willing to settle if the United
States government will allow us an offset a'
dent oi nearly tne same amount, which it has
been owing us for age3 on account of money
borrowed and remaining unpaid. After such
passes the two parties to the controversy
usually subside Into inocuous desuetude until
another federal administration comes in,
when the demand is renewed with the same
result And so it goes. The' United States
government Is one of the few creditors Yir
glaia over had whom she could back with an
offset Richmond Dispatch.
A Road Agent Killed.
Stockton, CaL, May 19. Two masked
men attempted to hold up the Murphy stage
this morning thirteen miles above Milton, and
one was instantly killed by Messenger Hen
dricks, who was on the seat. Hendricks
fired upon the highwaymen immediately after
they stopped the stage. The second robber
returned the Are and seriously wounded Miss
Ella Bray, a young lady passenger from
Stockton, and T. T. Humd, from Murphys.
another passenger. The dead robber and his
comrade were left by the roadside. A posse
ha3 started from Milton after the surviving
A Bull Buffalo Killed.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 19. A flash of
lightning during the storm of Friday night
killed Michael Angelo, a splendid specimen
of bull buffalo at the Zoo, as he stood at the
gate in tho lnclosure where the herd Is stabled.
DON'T spend MOO for a lot. but WAIT until
you have read our extraordinary offer In sub
urban lots at Columbia Park, adjacent to Wash
ington, on pare 2 in next Sunday's Tlires. whura
X0?? Rarioa rrom zs to 850, on easy terms.
Office wFX. n S" m n "" roana BooT-
TRICKS OF UNCLE'S TRADE
How Pawnbrokers Get Coin from Old
Gold and Silver.
MACHINES FOR THE PURPOSE
They Are Used Once a Week, After Which
Your Uncle Ships Millions to His Unci
Sam Extent of This Profitable Business
in Chicago How It Is Done.
"Looks funny, doesn't it? AH the same
there are a dozen of those machines going
at least once a week in thl3 city," says the
Chicago Tribune, "thatthe public never heard
about before. When you understand it you
will be able to tell your friends what becomes
of' the gold nnd silver they leave with their
'uncle' and never redeem. 'On the dead,'
now; don't give me away, and I will tell you
somo of the secrets of the pawnbrokers'
The remark was made in a little dark room
in the rear of one of the big loan offices not
far from Madison and Dearborn streets. The
proprietor went on to say the reports show
that 10 to 15 per cent, of all articles placed In
"hock" Is nover called for. Then often gofd
and silver is purchased outright by the penny
weight or ounce, and In ono way or another
a large amount of the precious metals is ac
cumulated. To turn old-style goods into
ready cash is a problem that confronts the
loan broker. Bankrupt stock3 of new design
and fresh goods fill tho cases In the counters
and show windows, nnd the old material goes
Into new golden eagles with Uncle Sam's
stamp upon them.
On tho floor of tho back room, reached
after setting half a dozen electric alarms go
ing and tbo pressing of numerous buttons,
was a peculiar contrivance. looking like a six
inch tile stood on end with a brass barrel cov
ered with pipes by its side. A copper pan,
some iron tools, and some pots that looked
like common flower pots lay on the floor.
"This copper barrel," said the proprietor,
"is filled with naphtha; these pipes lead to
this tilo or furnace; this handle hero ii for the
forcing of air behind tho naphtha so it will
make a strong Wast; these pots are crucibles.
Into tho furnace wo place the crucible, into
tho crucible "goes tbo gold. Hot, Isn't It? So
hot that wo aro compelled to wear colored
glasses to see what's going on. But, that's
nothing to the way the thing Is done In Uncle
Sam's furnaces. Now here goes to All the
Into tho stone jar went gold watch cases
anil chains with family histories, crests and
Initials, souvenir spoons and breastpins of
forgotten dates, rings that could have spoken
of wedding bells and birthdays in the long
ago, goldeu charms, scarf pins' witn the jew
els removed, and odds and ends collected in
a. week's trade. Tho estimated value of tho
hatful of stock was 1,000 in pure gold. Into
the molting colI"ction went a lot of borax.
This was to make tho gold flow when suffi
ciently molted. There was no smoke, nothing
but a sickly smell of naphtha, tbo noise of the
blast, and tbo glittering whiteness of the
To get a closer look at the melting gold a
pair of green meglnsses was furnished. As
tho broker stirred tbe contents of tho cruci
ble with an iron poker black bubbles would
como to tho top, pieces of coarser metal would
bo seen struggling to the surface only to sink
back Into the yellow cold now turned to fluid.
Tbe broker lilted the crucible out of tho fur
nace and poured its white hot contents into
an iron mold. The mold rested in a pan of
water. All the gold settled into tbe mold,
ami the borax, turning black as It hit the water,
stayed on top. In a few minutes tho borax
w.h knocked off and out fell a bar of gold
welshing several pounds, eight Inches long,
and probably three-fourths of an inch square.
After cleaning, tbe bar was laid aside for
shipment to the Treasury.
-We do this once a week," said the proprie
tor a3 he shot off tho valve to the naphtha
barrel. "From here the bars go to Washing
ton by expres". Before Its value Is returned
we will pay out nearly H on 51,000. At
Uncle Sam's works the bar will be romelted
by a fiercer heat. Then the melted mass will
be poured Into water, where it will form Into
shot or pellets of gold, silver, and copper.
These pellets are then placed in acid and tbe
different metals separated. No. you can't
fool the government for a minute. Science
does the work in good shape. Alter thl3 pro
cess the Treasury ships gold eagles for tbe
gold and silver coin for tbe sliver metal con
tained in the bar. So you see the old bat
tered watch case, broken chain, or out-of-date
ornament comes back in new coin of the
"Over $200,000 worth of gold bars Is
annually sent from Chicago brokers In just
this way, and not one person In 10.000 ever
sees how the melting Is done. Of course
many gold coins are made Into jewelry, and
in course of timeare sent back through our
crucibles onco more. This is on account of
change of stylo in gold ornaments of all kinds
which is constantly going on. Any profit? O,
yes, we figure all such things. An article
pawned means to us only Its weight in tho
crucible with the profit deducted. This profit
may be C or It may be 12 per cent. A chain
weighing 10 worth of gold we buy for 59.50
or some less. Tho Sl.f.0 is for profit, han
dling, and the risk. Yes, It's quite a business,
and many a family history has been told in
the golden heirlooms that have fallen Into a
A CURIOUS SIMILARITY
Between This Story and That of Dr. Tal
An Instance which Is analogous to the loss
by Are of Dr. Talmage's three churches oc
curred in Scranton, Pa. It is not intended
here to intimate that the similarity between
the losses by fire in Erooklyn and la Scranton
extended beyond the surface results, but these
were very similar. Tho congregation of the
Scranton church was ono of the richest and
most important In tbe city, and the churches
were consumed by lira, one after another,
until three had been burned to the ground.
After tho third church, and the most expen
sive one of the city, had been destroyed, It
occurred to one of the deacons of tbe church,
as he sat stroking his chin whiskers and look
ing over tho insurance policies, that he would
investigate tho matter. He did not mention
his proposed Investigation to anybody, but
quietly "secured a New York detective, and
that personago. after several months' work,
succeeded in proving the guilt of the sexton
of tbe church. As is usual in such coses, the
sexton was tbo only person In tho whole
length and breadth of the town whom no one
ever suspected. He gained his living from
the church, was devoted to its Interests, and
was a solid, substantial, and worthy citizen.
Everybody knew him, including tbe deacon
with the chin whiskers, but It was proved be
yond a shadow ot a doubt that the sexton
bad set Are to all threo of the churches in
succession, and the justice of his conviction
was afterward shown by his full and absolute
confession of the crime. New York Sun.
Why Our Sides Ache.
W omen leads the world. She used smoke
less powder for ages before men over thought
of adopting it. Tid Bits.
Struggling Artist At the rates you pay I
would soon starve to death.
Dealer Veil, ven you are det I gan zell
your bictures vat I haf at a good oroflt. New
It is a well-known, If rather paradoxicaal
fact that cut diamond rates are higher than
the original price. Texas Sittings.
Brown I see there's another largo be
quest been made to Yale College.
Jones What will they do with the money?
Brown Establish a post-graduate football
A suburban paper, reporting a meeting of
a Woman's Dress Reform League, says:
"Thirty odd women were present." Phila
Lionel I say. Budge, where do the skyo
terriers come from?
Budge Why, from the clouds, when it
rains cats and dogs, you know Harper's
A Little Dinner."
Bouilloa served in cups.
Itoast Spring lamb.
Green Teaa TtnlrArf nntntnAa
Caocolate blanc mange.
FIVE DOLLARS FOR A PAPER.
A Vender Who Was Willing to Be Honest
at His Own Expense.
From the Philadelphia Times
The following advertisement was published
yesterday morning: "Five-dollar gold piece
given in mistake for penny newspaper. Owner
call for same at southwest corner Thirteenth
and Chestnut streets."
When inquiry was made at the southwest
corner ot the two streets mentioned yesterday
afternoon as to the person who bad inserted
the advertisement tbe inquirer was directed
to the opposite corner, where stood a short,
well-dressed man lustily calling out the names
ot various, papers which be held under his
arm. He was very willing to tell all of his
history, giving his name as Henry Shapiro, of
145 North Fifth street, and his birthplace as
One day this week soma one handed him
the gold piece, received a paper for it and
rushed off, neither having noticed the mis
take. Later in the same day a customer
handed Shapiro 10 cents and took a paper
from him. In making change Shapiro him
self tumbled the So gold Viiece Into tho
stranger's band, mistaking It for a penny.
The stranger told the newsdealer of tho cir
cumstance, and Shapiro, made aware of the
mistake, again pocketed the coin. Thinking
that a worklngmon or some one who could
illy afford to lose so much money was the
rightful owner of the coin, Shapiro went at
once to a newspaper office, where, from his
meager earnings, he handed over the cost of
He was not always a newsdealer. For
awhile he was in business for himself In this
city and New York, principally in the up
holstery and trimming trade. Then reverses
come. His hard-earned savings melted away,
and he was forced to cast about for some
occupation that required but limited capital
and assured one of a quick return. He is
quite a student, and in bis idle time Improves
his knowledge ot English and its grammar by
the perusal of text books.
An Up-to-Datc Democratic Catechism.
Q. What Is a Democratic platform, and why Is
It so called?
A. It Is an Ingenious mechanical device, by
means ot which you drop a vote into the slot and
get left. It Is so called because the Democrats
stand off of it.
Q. It tho Democrats have no platform, where
do they get their principles?
A. They borrow them without leave from the
Republicans and the Popalists.
i What Is a Democrat?
A. A Protection-Populist, or Fopulist-Protec-tlonlsL
Q. What Is tariff for revenue?
A. Protection for protection's sake, and an In
. But is this the tariff for revenue I heard
about In Its-.':
A. It's a wise man that knows the heart from
i hat is meant by the terms "spoliation,"
A. They are purely political words.
Q. Is not protection unconstitutional?
A. Not it it has the right pull.
Q. I)o the Democrats believe that the Federal
Government has the constitutional power to lory
A The Democrats are dead. You probably
mean tho Populorepublicrats. They believe that
tho power goes with the pulL
. But wh.it becomes of the Constitution'
A. It is overruled by the 423 amendments.
Q. What is an atrocity?
A. Protection In some other man's district
2. hat Is a moderate duty?
A. A Mchlnler rate serened up or slightly
down, as tne case may be.
Q. What is a culminating atrocity?
A. It is when a benator falls to get a higher
duty for the Industries In his state.
i What Is a trust?
A. It is a society of ingenious and earnest
men. pledged to abstain from all interference
li. hat is meant by "revenue?"
A. It Is a common synonym of deficiency
0. What is tho meaning of "only?"
A. "Everything except." Populorepublicratlc.
t ho Is the head of the part j?
A. It has no head or pluck either.
Q. AMio Is President'
A. Jacob Sleeper Coxey.
Q. Are you betting niuih on the success of the
A. I in rich and like to lose. Go phonograph
yourself. New York hun.
Other Topics to
He came Into the exchange editor's room
late last night. All day long the exchange
editor had plied his scissors, mightier than
tbe pen. The chords stood out on the ex
change editor's arm. Great drops stood on
the exchange editor's brow, struggling for
precedence with deep furrows of thought,
also on tbe same brow. The smooth dome of
the exchange editor's head was flushed with
tbe seething, agitated grey matter below it.
When this man came in the exchange editor
had a premonition. He grasped bis scissors
mom firmly, and the corners of his mouth
went down cruelly. The steely glitter of the
scissors was nothing to the wicked look In his
The stranger spoke.
' He was the flrst of the season.
"Is It hot enough for you?"
"Fresh flowers are on his grave,
A new stone 3 at his head;"
His friends still weep for him.
But they're glad that ho is dead.
A place I know
Where cherries grow
So luscious sweet that he
Who chances on its path
Tbe gracious place
Is Mitel's face.
And to me Mabel's kind;
But there's ono sorrow there
For any one may share
Who hap's O find
Jack Lawrence says that Guinevere
Is his own dear;
Who better snows?
For I suppose
She cost a thousand or so last year.
Why Is It that the very fast young man has
a habit ot lingering so at his girl's house at
"Me heart Is quacked, I think,"
Harry Hotspur said;
"I'll put a ball in mo head"
And he took a drink.
A little non-scents now and then Is relished
by the best of men; especially applicable when
Guinevere uses New-mown-hay.
Maya girl with a manufactured complexion
be said to bo as beautiful as she is painted?
"Childhood Is said to be the happiest part
of life," Harry said, as he wielded a razor the
Arst time, "and yet a shaver has troubles."
At our fireside, sad and lonely.
Often will the bosom sn ell.
At tho remembrance of the story
How our noblo Willie fell.
This Is part of a beautiful poem, and for
those who do not know it may be well to state
that it does not relate to Col. Willie now so
A poem dedicated to Mr. Coxey, published
In the Journal ot the Enights of Labor, be
gins: The stately Potomac in silence conveys '
The tribute of crystal each mountain-rill pays.
But ere to the ocean her bright waters pass
and continues somewhat In this fashion.
The man who wrote it didn't have his imagi
atlon exhilarated by draughts of Potomac
water. It's a beautiful strain, but he's got no
right to strain our water with it.
Harry Hotspur says that there is one ad
vantage of dealing with tradesmen for credit
that is not generally noticed. When you pay
them anything on account, they feel so good
that they Invariably set 'em up.
Along the far horizon's fading line.
The ruddy gates ot day have closed them soft,
And, speckling all the mystic dark aloft.
The old worlds beam and young atrembllng
Across wan wastes and wide ot desert years.
Whence youth's white buds and sweet red
The sadness of first hopes and dreams, en
tombed. Comes borne to me in gath'ring mists of tears.
A swimming gaze at length I lift above
The shadows of the dressf ul earth, and lot
Again, O weary heart, thy visions glow;
Then seest the shining of immortal lore!
B. H. W-nrNS.
Such a magnificent audience as has not
been before during the whole season, even to
witness a Hoyt farce, crowded the Academy
to tbe door Friday night at the presentation
of "Cavallerla Busticana" and "I-Pagliaccl"
In a great double bill. It is the complete and
signal triumph of Hlnrich and his company
In Washington and ono that we can hardly
forget. Despite the beauty of the voices of
Giulleand DclPuenteand Kronold, a thing
that no ono con fail to comprehend, this dem
onstration does not, of course, mean that all
of tbn thousands of people in tho audience
understood or even enjoyed the rendering of
these two representations of the modern
music. Much of tho dramatis vocalization
was utterly incomprehensible totbeavernge
Much ot the orchestration was meaningless
even to the average opera goer. To a large
Eart of tho audience, with the exception per
aps of the delicious Interlnde, as "Cavalleria
Itusticana" and a few of the choruses and
more simple solos, nearly the whole evening
was caviar o. But thi3 fact does not lessen
tho triumph of Mr. Hlnrich. Those Kl us
who have cultivated musical tastes enjoy this
matchless company ot his, and those of us
who are Philistines have tbe exquisite sense,
rather unfounded, ot imposing on tbe elect.
.every ono is sausuea.
The repertoire of the Hlnrich company for
its last week is as follows: Monday, "Car
men;" Tuesday, "La Travlata;" Wednesday,
"Aidaj" Thursday. "Carmen;" Friday, "The
Jewess;" Saturday matinee, "MIgnon," and
Saturday night, a double bill. "Cavalleria
Busticana" and "II Trovatore."
Miss Julia Marlowe's engagement in a
week's repertoire of varied delights com
mences to-morrow night at the National. To
a great many people Miss Marlowe's comings
are tho theatrical event of tho season. And it
Is pleasant to these admirers of hers to see
that their number is growing yearly. This
popularity of hers Is partly due. I know, to
Manager Stinson, who Is n kohlnoor of a
manager, but she is a genuine nrtist and a
most charming woman, and people really like
her, in addition to thinking they do.
"The Belle's Stratagem," with which Miss
Marlowe opens her week, Is a very old English
comedy. It was produced at the Covent
Garden, London, as early as 1TS0. It Is en
tirely a fine-drawn comedy and a strong play,
with strong, real characters, such as tne
eighteenth century Is not famous for having
produced. Letitla Hardy is the Belle, and it
is her stratagem upon which the story un
winds. She is doomed or blessed to marry Dori
court, now a very wealthy (by Inheritance)
and fancy young gentleman. She Is to him
In bis imagination possessed of only
the conventional English modesty and
stupidly monotonous domestic virtues.
The match was made by tho parents,
and the courtship began on their nurses'
knees. Master used to crow to mis3. and
miss used to cackle at master. At a tender
ago master goes to the continent and she
stays at home. They remain so separated.
and gradually grow vastly different in their
outward tastes nnd manners. An Immense
estate is purchased jointly by their fathers.
Doricourt's father dies, and on bis deathbed
3Ir. Hardy swears that he will carry out the
agreement and marry Letitia to Doricourt.
When they meet Letitla fancies Doricourt
cold end Indifferent to her, while she adores
him. She resolves not to marry him until she
captures his heart. She then plans her strat
agem, and at a masquerade ball, by a litte
French vivacity, wit, and elegance, she en
traps him completely. So disguised, she es
capes from him, nnd he Is left torn with the
tender but cruel passion.
In accordance with the will of his father
tho next day Doricourt Is married to Letitia.
He soon discovers with joy nnd amazement
that she is the belle of bis mad flirtation at
the masquerade. Witty dlalogne and fine
comedy Is woven into the plot. Mr. Hardy is
a most ridiculous old fellow, who always fore
sees everything and attributes the culmina
tion of every happy circumstance to himself,
while he Invariably spoils everything he med
The "Belle's Stratagem" Is to be played
Monday evening and Saturday matinee.
The comejy seison at the New National
theater will open on Monday, May 23, with
all the favorites that made the venture a suc
cess lost Summer. There will be two new
comers, Misi Alberta Gallatin and Miss Fran
ces Stevens, who will make their appearance
on the opening night. Tbe company will be
under tbe management of Mr. Charles A.
Shaw. The opening bill will be "The Three
Hats, by tbe author of "Pink Dominoes."
Tbe opening nlzht will be a memorable event.
Everj body will be there. Will you?
A new company of vaudeville people are
coming to Manager Eernan's theater this
week Albini's London Lyceum Entertainers.
Their company Is said to be athletic and clean,
and their variety work novel and some ot It
startling. They are Englishmen, some of
tbem, and introduce several of the London
music hall types of entertainment.
I quote the following paragraphs from the
Associated Press' London dramatla letter for
Some idea ot the keenness of the competi
tion existing among tho theatrical managers
of London may be gathered from the fact that
Miss Loie Fuller, the American dancer, is np
pearing nightly at three houses the Trafal
gar, Strand, and Terry's, In different dances
and with great success at each establishment.
The theaters have been compelled to adopt
the music hall system on account of the fact
that theater managers are forced to furnish
extra attractions In addition to their regular
bill of faro it they enter into active competi
tion for the so-called popular business.
James Corbett starts from Paris to-day for
Scotland, taking "Gentleman Jack" to Edin
burgh and other large towns north of the
Tweed. On the conclusion of this tour he
will visit the English provinces, nnd will af
terward return to America. Whether regarded
as a play or merely as a medium for the dis
play of Corbett's boxing, "Gentlemen Jack"
fell far short of the London standard. Cor
bett declares that he and not the author Is to
blame for this. "I am only a beginner in act
ing," he says, "and when we were rehears
ing the play, if there was any scene I did not
feel capable of tackling I had it cut bodily
out, which was rather hard on the author."
The tendency toward refinement in the
music halls is becoming more and more pro
nounced every day, and the comlo element in
tho variety programme, which wa3 formerly
paramount, is fast losing its hold. To-morrow
at the Palace Miss Nina Martino, a new
ballad singer, will make her flrst bow before
the music hall public She Is only 18 years
of age, and has the advantage of a most at
tractive appearance. She has a brilliant so
prano voice, and sings equally well In French
Mile. Yvette Guilbert. the Sarah Bernhardt
of the Paris musio halls, who has been on a
brief visit to London with Miss Loie Fuller,
leaves to-day on her return to Paris. A ep
resontatlve of the Associated Press called
upon her at the Savoy hotel last evening and
asked her whether she bad any intention ot
going to America in the Immediate future.
"I cannot say," was the reply. "I want to
go the states very much, but my friends seem
to think my performance quite to the Ameri
Mile Guilbert told her Interviewer that three
years ago she wa3 only earning 15 francs a
day by her singing, while nowadays she re
ceives as much as 15,000 francs for a single
The tailor of Mannheim and his bullet-proof
coat might well have formed the subject ot a
fairy story by Hans Anderson, and it will there
fore come rather as a shock to see the worthy
Hcrr Dowe in the flesh. The inventor loaves
Germany for London at the end of May, hav
ing been engaged to appear at the Alhambra
in conjunction with the well-known Bhots,
Martin and Western. He will be dressed In a
suit ot his clothes, which will be put to a
varety of tests by the two marksmen, who will
use the ordinary British army rifle. Stealing
a march upon the Teuton tailor, inventors of
other reputed bullet-proof clothes have been
appearing lately at the Oxford music halls.
A challenge will issue in Dowe's name to all
Manager Etrako-eh has chosen "The Pi
rates of Penzance" for the programme of the
third week of the comlo opera company. We
have not seen a professional production of
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this, one of the best of Gilbert and Sullivan's,
for several years, and tbe singing of the
young people In it a week ago has served
to revive our pleasant recollection and
perhaps to sharpen onr appetite. Mr.
Strakosch's third selection is as (tood
as his former one. In the cast Miss Stra
kosch will sing Mabel, Mamie GHroy.Kate, C.
A. Blgelow, the major general, and George
A. Broderick, the pirate chief. A pleasing
Incident of the week will be two perform
ances for the benefit of the Homeopathic
hospital, in each of which the children who
sang In the amateur "Pirates" will sing one
act and the company the other.
Three things can be talked about In connec
tion with "dainty Delia Fox" just now.
There is the usual story about her all-around
dellghtsomeness which is just as true this
time as it has ever been. There is rho an
nouncement that she wIlL star next season,
which must Rive us all pleasure. And there
is tbe tact that she is no longer "dainty." I
see that the Capital has a story about this lat
ter lamentable fact. Tbe Capital attributes it
to beer. It Is a spicy story, that might almost
be called wicked in some papers.
A question arises. Is Delia Retting portly
with a purpose? Does she drink beer to be
come so? And the significance of this ques
tion becomes apparent if you recall the fact
that comlo operatic stars of the flrst magni
tude have almost Invariably been of great
magnitude pnvsicallv. too. Do thev train for
It because it la good for operatic people to be I
fat, or is there something in funny songs and '
tignts mat maces one grow.' it seems to me
that this is a question of some Importance.
Either way, Miss Fox seems destined to shine )
re3plendently, for wa3 not Alice Oate portly,
quite elephantine, in fact, In tbe latter years
of her warbling? And Marie Jansen, think of ,
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really too well rounded, her calves are. They
are all plump after awhile, these real lights.
Lillian F.nssell, of coarse, deserves to be
mentioned last and most at length in this
list, because ot her at present unapproacha
ble reputation (notice I don't use the word
irreproachable), and because her complicated
matrimonial question has brought her
prominently in view again. But even her
avoirdupois would quite entitle her to a lend
ing place. She Is too large, as jou have
surely no'Iced, to skip a3 gaily about as she
used onco to do behind the footlights, and
confines herself to looking charming In one
position, front center, during all her ap
pearances. She warbles there and the rest
of the opera revolves around her. She Is a
But it is to Miss Russell as a married woman,
and not as a plump woman, that most Inter
est attaches this week. She Is versatile, isn't
she? I suppose she has another man picked
out. I have heard, in fact, that she Is already
toying with him, but I cannot Imagine who
Scrub, scrub, scrub,
With brushes and mops and brooms;
Scour, scour, scour.
From cellar to attic rooms,
While tbe husbands dodge around
Like sinners bereft of hope.
And fly to the street when they wish to eat,
As they hear tbe song ot tbe soap!
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
At the grand opera:
Guinevere Oh. I love to listen to lovely
music! Do you know I could sit here all
night and listen to the lovely music
Jack So could I with you.
Guinevere Oh, don't intrude such remarks
when this beautiful "Pagliaccl" Is being
sung. Just hear Gallic; and ain't he cute?
Guinevere Look at his little legs. Ain't
they just divine?
As the crowds come out:
Guinevere I'm so glad we heard "Pagll
accL" We can talk a lot about it going
home, can't we? I do so love to discuss
Nnt Goodwin's season is finished. He is
going to England to run a country house
and a moor and other English things after
tbe manner ot American millionaires. I am
not informed if he will use his own millions
on this delightful scheme.
When the landlord say the actors all
With bli:s unpaid from his portals go.
He bethought him how bad the world must be
To be compared to a fleeting show
Buskin I can't go on. I haven't any make
up. Manager What are yon playing to-night?
Buskin The fool in
Manager Go right on. Never mind the
The testimonial benefit tendered to Mana
ger Engene Eernan, which is announced for
Monday evening, June 4. promises to be elab
orate In every sense. Volunteers are being
received dally from many professionals as
well as amateur performers. The programme
will be the most extensive ever offered in this
city, a special feature of which will be a cake
Lecturer John L. Stoddard has sailed for
Europe. He will spend the Summer on the
continent in preparation for his lectures next
season, prominent among which will be new
ones upon Paris, Borne and Switzerland.
This last season of bis has been the nest he
has ever had. He has had 175 lectures and
175 overflowing houses.
The critics, as usual, vary widely in their
opinion of the one-act play, "The Luck of
Soaring Camp," produced last week in New
York with "Gudgeons;" but, as might quite
reasonably have been expected, not even Dion
Boucicault seems to have been able to do Bret
Harte's little classic anything like justice.
"Gudgeons" is pronounced by several of the
papeis as poor and not in the least worthy of
Frohman's great Empire theater company,
which presents it
Robert Buchanan has written some remark
ably poor plays, and Clement Scott has writ
ten some ot the best ot our dramatic criticisms.
Without knowing much of the facts about tbe
Syrotechnlo quarrel of those gentlemen over
1 London last week, I venture to express the
opinion that Buchanan's side is as inexcus
able as some of his plays.
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RAVINGS OF Alt ACTOR.
A Phonosroph that Preserves the .Manias
Laughter of John JleCnllough-
I was walking along Market street the other
morning, reveling as usual In the flowers
that lino the curbstones of that thoroughfare,
say3 a San Francisco correspondent of tho
Chicago Herald, when my attention was at
tracted by a placard swinging from the en
trauco to a phonograph establishment.
"Como In." it read, "and hear th ratings
of John McCuilongh in hl3 cell at Blooming
dale!" I have known the great actor in his life
time, and many a night had sat enthralled by
the magic ot bis genius. So It was w.tb a
well-de3nd thrill of nervous horror that I
entered the establishment, inserted the two
rubber tubes of the Instrument within my ears,
and caught the familiar tones of that deep
voice, hushed for long years in death. Any
one who had ever heard tbe great tragedian's
rendering of "Ylrginlus" could not fall to
recognize tho master s voice in this phono
graphic rendition. But woven through it,
like a stain of ineffaceable blood in a rich fab
ric, runs the awful impress ot madncsj. It
lends to tho lines an awfulness Impossible to
And when the Impassioned utterances break
off In a wild peal of laughter that seems so
real that the listener involuntarily drops his
hold and glances over his shoulder to see
what mocking flend is at hi3 elbow, the effect
becomes Indescribable in its Intensity. I hope
it may never chance to any one who reads
these lines to hear a madman's laagb, but
should such an experience be theirs they will
have some idea of the Impression made by tbe
phonograph instrument that caught the ech
oes of poor McCullough's maniac mirth and
perpetuated It forever upon its delicate plate
of magnetized steel. The sharp catches for
breath, the rattling in tbe throat, the wild
shouts and nasal spasm", all were there, until
half faint with horror I dropped the tubes
ami staggered from the place.
"Not for uncounted kingdoms would I al
low you to listen to that thing." said I to the
Y. P. who suggested that she folio in my
footsteps. "Come, let ns look up something
The Dog Got the Squirrel.
From the Chicago Herald.
I.TDiAN'iroLiB, May 13. Jonathan Young
and his son Livy, well-known and reputable
farmera ot Johnston county, were out in tbe
woods last week when their dog spied a small
ground squirrel and chased it under a log.
The father and son drove the little animal
from beneath the log with a pole, the dog
standing at the side of the log ready to grab
Suddenly the squirrel darted out from un
der the log and the dog made a grab at him.
Like a flash the little anlmpt fessppeorei
down the dog's throw. For 41a instant the
dog stood and trembled as if suffering great
pain, and then began to howl and roll over
and over in agony. For a half boar he con
tinued his signs of distress, and then gradu
ally returned to his normal condition. The
master expected to see the dog die, but he
has now fully reeoved and appeara as well as
A Pointer for Cholly.
"If the men only realize how much women
appreciate a well-groomed man they would
not be so careless of their appearance," said
tbe girl with the short upper lip. "A man
dearly loves frills and ribbons, but not half as
much as he admires tailor-made gowns, shirt
fronts, immaculate linen, and natty patent
leather shoe. And the tailor-made girl knows ,
it. But even tbe same creature who revels in tea
gowns, and scorns gentlemanly girls, loves a
well-groomed man. It is tbe secret of tho
dude's soclai success. His shining linen
makes up for Iinguage. bis polished boots for
brains, his taste in clothes for character.
Brainy ,sbabby men are bores. Eventbe women
who want the" ballot love outside show, and a
manicured Adonis, with a pink shirt and a
black satin tie, would prejudice their vote
where nothing else would." New York
A Compromise Effected.
From the Pittsburg Dispatch.
"The other Instance was related to me by
the gentleman who took part in it. He was a
Breckinridge man, and announced to his wife
his intention to vote for him. She replied
that she recognized h'er husband as the head
of the household and the voter of the family.
She also bad faith in his judgment In political
matters. As a dutiful wife she would second
all his efforts. Therefore she announced her
Intention ot going to tho railroad depot thats
afternoon, meet Jlr. Breckinridge, present
him with a handsome bouquet ot white flow
ers, and accompany him to the hall where he
was to speak. In telling the Incident tho
gentlemin said: 'I know my wife is a woman
01 ner wuru, so wu cuinpruuuseu uy asreemi;
that I take oft tho button and retrain fretn
voting.' There's lots of that sort of cam
paigning going on quietly."
Judge Miller Reinstated.
Judge Miller was at his old place In police I
court thi3 morning after an absence of four
days. On his arrival he found on his desk a
large and exquislto bouquet of cut flowers from
the clerk's office. This put the judge In a
good humor, and an unusual degree of mercy
marked his dispensation of justice when the
mill began grinding.
These You Will Smile At.
He carried a yellow drcss-snlt case
As he ran for the home-bound train,
Down the city street, with a rosy face,
All puffing with might and main.
And no one suppoed, from his lively hope.
As he capered with never a slip.
That a bagful of butter and mutton chops
He held In his maildened grip.
"She married lo spite somebody, I believe."
"Whom? Do jou know?" 1
"I don't know; but it looks as If It were her
husband. 'Texas Sittings.
Willie Wilt Do you know an Miss Perte,
I nave half a mind
Mis3 Perte Oh, surely more than that, Mr.
Wilt. Enymond's Monthly.
An Irish chiropodist announces on his cards
that he has had the honor ot removing corns
from several of the crowned heads of Europe.
Squlldlg Do you "have any difficulty meet
ing vour Mils?
McSwlllIgeu No. indeed! My great diffi
culty 13 in avoiding them. Detroit Free
"Ha! Another railroad tie-up!" ejaculated
SlgnorBonnstommeo, the renowned tragedian, V)
starnbling over it and digging his nose in the
graveL Chicago Tribune.
New Yorker Isn't it strange bow Anson
has dropped out of tight?
Chicago man Anson? Oh. you mean the
English navigator that discovered the archi
pelago. Why, It's net so very strange. Ha
died In 1762, you know. Chico Tribune.
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