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Vereesat Till 06 pm. Wednesday.
For the District of Columbia. Maryland
and Viriria. generally fair; warmer; south
4-enditsen et he Water.
'lemt'era:rre srd rondition of water at 8
r.m. ca e.. Faatempreratuire. 34: endition,
30. rect it mg revervoer, temperature. 37: cends
tou at i.rth connection. 111 condition at enth
tnnec':or.. I d-triltmg reserveir. te.mpera
tore 34; -gadtion at ifluent gate house. 16;
ed!uent ;;ate iebise. 13
THil MILF STekK FOR SALE
At :;t hI ri.nal prices
- which .ra-l I wti Writing Ptesks.
Tabil.- Chairs siads Iressinfg Cases.
In k. ch. rry and mah-gany -Parlor
iite I. n. s urtains, Wall
Papers s! In.rbi.r D corations of all
kinds. Thi- i, n. -fike'' sale. but a legiti
rnate assin- i sale. Every a:-ticle bears
thi old ;rice an- th new. All know what
Afinep'sgools ar". Cme early for choice
F. 4' Ti AWNS FNI>. Assignee. 1I= G at.
To Subur.an Itsidents: Drop a postal
e t'leph. n Mr V Frieund. the Catere-,
b'5 1oth st.. for lee 'ream. Water lees. Ias
try &c Ite wl I, - plIe.i ito advise you in
telligently concerning Dinner Parties, &c.
Riversi'de navel Iranges and hot-house
grapes at the California Fruit Co.'s.on F st.
near 15th. ''hone 11i.
'abiner Pht" s. V2 per dozen, two posi
tions. LARDNBII. l19 tth at.
Great bargains in baby carriages. Just
recived fry-fi- Heywood carriages.
Some with pat-nt s.,pe's and patent
btrrkse'. I'rit-s. $:. to :o nwh. which I will
s-ll this wreek at a dis-uit -4 30 per cent
off regular prices for cash only.
'14 l'a. ave. s.e.
Men's Derhy Hats. 31. i nr and .".
Latest styles; extra value. Soft hats, all
sorts. ;lov. up. A. T. LEWIS. '4.3 7th street.
CITY AND DISTRICT
Albatch's Crand Opera House.-"The Old
New National Thsater.--Daniel Proham's
Lycetnt Comtly Company in "Americans
Acad. my of Music.-Kellar. the Magician.
Htarri' 13iju Theater. -'The Plunger."
Kern~tis Lyceum Theater.-Gus Hill's
World of Novelties.
Masonie Temple. Itth and F streets north
west --'My Wife's Daughter," by the Y.
M. It. A. Dramatic Circle.
Hain's Hall, sth street and Pennsylvania
ete southeat.--A living wonder on ex
hibitior from " to i p.m.
M. Vernon.-Macalester leaves at 10 a.m.
The Violet soeials' Evening.
'I h- Violet Sciala hail a regular business
n'-eting and a bantiuet last night at 207
lth sire- t southeast. Dancing, games,
n.irth a' at mad,- the hours hurry by.
Amntig those Present a-re Miss M. Hart
I-Y. Mi's I. Hartley. Miss G. Stone. Miss
iln. Mis ILtsby. M3is Brethauer, Miss
Ft.lard. ltss Wo Miss R. Moulton,
is- k' Milt-ti Miss Cox. Miss Murtihy,
Mliss Evrhart. i Aubuste. Miss Hturst.
a 2aichuls. Miss 1's-k. Miss A. Stone,
. s-i K.3 asop, Miss Delano, Mesrs. M.y
liew. Alln. Carr'il, B Taylor. i. Tayiur,
Jo es. Nallie. Kyle, Gilbert.Gaines, Bishop.
311ehtil. 'orksey, Campbell and Wood.
%aNd=y Nehorosl Omeers.
The annual boarl meeting of the Metro
Piia 3.it M. . Sunlay school was held last
night ani the -i" tion of officers resulted as
f-iS. "'upS'riitenint. Thomas H. Mc
ee; ti's ti-si.tat superintendent. W. C.
Elridg. sec-tnd assistant superintendent.
liss !-Ui, 4'. Wilson. secretary. it. F.
"'ist, assistant secretary. i'linton Gapen;
tr-asurer. @ W. Gray; librarian. W. .
% right; sistanlt librarians, S. A. Hall.
Jothn Beri.low aai Frank Lutz; chorister, M.
C iteriow ; organict. Miss Mullie McKee;
assistant organist, Miss Elsie Sites.
For the Poor Fund.
Thu illustrated lecture 'n the world's fair
by h'rof. Gei. Win. Cook of Howard Uni
versity for the beneft of the poor fund of
the John F. Cook school was very success
ful from every point of view. It took place
in the hall of the Cuured High School. The
pictures were Very realistic and beautiful.
Prof. Cook's lecture was entertaining, in
structitve an-i stholarly. The amount real
Msd was S ;N. exclusive of $10 in prizes to
sihool room.'ns selling the most tickets. It
will be disiurse-l to the needy poor in the
vicinity of the school.
The Late tieorge V. Tarpia.
The remains of the late George V. Turpin
feached the city Saturday from Long
Mew. Tex.. where he died last Sunday of
dropsical rh--umatism. Mr. Turpin was a
galiant soldier in the confederate army and
was dtri;i.; the war a prisoner of war in
i'amp Chase. 4Onli. for a year. He was in
Capt. Waltrr I'rew's company of the
tnenty-third Virginia cavalry. His re
mans were take, t, 'ongressional ceme
tery and placed in a vAult until yesterday,
awhen they were interred with religious
The Cherokee Bad.
Edward 1i. ('hadwick if New York,
thrtught A. S. Worthingtcn, (leurge 1.
('hase and A. S. Miisely. has fIled a bill for
an -itmt ion againtti Wi. A. lDuncan, J. F.
Thompson ainI . -thors of the Cherokee na
ti.n, ti resiriain thti issue of $6.hi.ton of
the bold. ''f the natiln t.. R. TI. Wilscon
& ('ci. of N'w Yirk. The comnplainant
agreed] t' pay $'.715.1% for the bgotds, and
subsaemu.ntly the dlefendlants agreed to
sell to Whils.n for an altvance of S:25,tjt0.
Knight. of Pythias.
fiffic-rs have tocen electei bty Arlington
II-unt'--l l'in si 'n. Kntights tif P'yt-las, as
f.11-as i tirge J i'-sler. sir knight.
F. 'i Ht-ibig, sir might lieuite'nant;. tart
Maci.br. -ir kriight it-rald; Benjamin M.
M...il-i. sir kiti~. meet rder: I;. A. Knteesi,
sir knigh t tret-iri r, Ilitbert L. Wrenn,
sic kniust guardl; J. E. Thomas. sir knighit
seri tini I.
.4 Siudenta' Dhai.
The lytshurg ('laub if the Maryland Agri
Ctiturail ,'>- gan' art enjoyable ball last
aight at the cuilege, which was largely at
The c- mmittees tini-harge were as fotloas
Arrangemntts Scet Met'andish. chair
man. S'-rgt. Suitor, i'dr. i iutiy. trp. Ham
i. I 'adet Harrison and- I 'a-let 131ilt
Invitatiton i 'apt . tlomberg. r. chaIrman;
Captr. i'hlswell. Sergt. kiarmon and Cadet
il-, rno:ttltt-'-First Sergt. Wth. Wi.
Ukinniy. tnimuan;I tep. D' Waal. C'orp.
U ti!.. ''ci~ Mt hell andt I 'a-det Walsh.
l"-,rrtm ttommitte.- lwut. Drent, chair
matn. L..'t. t'airms ,n ti s'rp. Rollins.
nurnm ecomttee- i'ergt. t'rapster,
elhairman. Srrgi. Graham, Sergt. Edelen and
'Te 'danmiti .-arnmenteeI at 8 o'clock in
the cohlege -hupel and] was kept up until
midlnigt. a tetn refreshmnic-ts acre served
i th.- large diumag hall. Lianeing was again
Diaselng for Charity.
A danics for 55w-t charIty. sake took
place last inightr at 4 odd Fellows' hiall, East
Washington The hail awas richly deconrated
and the atten-iani'e was I:trge. There was
ain exhiiion 'f fancy dancintg bty Mi:c An
ale Earrett. Miss $tarkey, Miss Eteie Jo
Son. Miss i 'lIve P'ertshaw. Miss Edith Enmer
e.n. MIss H'rt-ns- Russell and Master
Harry Herfurthi. 'The comittee of arrange
ments comprised Mrs. WillIam ('reamer,
M~ss Mahid Emn'rs->n. Miss Anna King and
Mesars. Blake Clagett and William Crea
G~recerres at Acetio.
Thomas Isalling & C'o. will sell, tomnor
Vow at 10 o'clok. at their aui'tion rooms, a
One tat of groce'rres. syrups, &c.
Mr. Walter P'aris is fotrming a class for
the study .'f ater color drawing. Those de
strous of joining will please address or call
en Mr. Paris at his studio, 14310 New York
Trustee's sale of brick dwelling No. ~227
R street northeast, tn Eckington, tomor
Vow at -4:3t o'clock p.m. See advertIsement.
Sale of oIl paintings opens tomorrow at
Boan's, 1407 G street, at 11 s~m. and ..p.m.
A BiIl for the Auessment of Prop
ACTM OF BOARD OF TRADE DIRECTORS
A Permanent Body of Five As
POWER TO REVISE ERRORS
A ar-gely attended meeting of the board
of directors of the Washington baard of
trade was held last evening at the rooms
of the b-ard, President U. H. Warner in
the tnair. The lirat and by far the must
important business trainsacted was the on
lid eration and approval. after a lew amend
ments nad been adopted, of a bill reported
from the committee on taxation and as
sessmai.ts, the ttle of the bill being "To
provide an immediate revision and c-uali
zation of real ectate values In the District
of Columbia; also to provide an assess
mient .f real estate in said District, in the
year eighteen hundred an.1 ninety-six, and
every third year thereafter."
The bill first provided lor only three as
sistant A.ssessors. but on the motion of Mr.
William A. Wimiatt the number was in
creased to live, one each to be appointed
from the county, Georgetown, East Wash
Ington. South Washington and Northwest
Wasaington, but all live to act, of course,
Mr. John Joy Edson thought that the as
sessor of the District Ehould have nothing
to do with the matter of making the assess
ments, believing that he should merely be
hereafter the head of the olice of asess
ments. in charge of its records, and that the
board of assessors, of which he should not
be a member, should review alone the work
of the assessments. Mr. Edson, therefore,
put his suggestion in the form of a mo
tion recummitting the biil to the commit
tee on taxation and assessments, with In
structions to amend the bill in that re
The Bill as Adopted.
Mr. Edson's motion was lost, however, and
he thereupon moved that the board of direc
tors approve the bill as amended, and report
It to the board of trade, with tihe recommen
dation that It be adopted. The motion was
unanimously adepted, and the bill as it will
be reported to the board as follows:
.Th.it all real property in the District of
Columbi.. except as hereinafter provided.
shall be assessed in tile natlie of the owner,
truste-s or giuardlan of the owner thereof.
All in.divided real property of a deceased
person nay be "ssessed in the name of
such deeae-d person until the same is
divided, according to law, or has other
wise teed imto the possession of some
other lerson or persons. And all real prop
erty the ownersnip of which is unknown
shall be assesse! '*,wner unknown.'
"Section :. That the Commissioners of the
District of Columbia shall app.oint live dis
cret t p-rsons, vh0 shall have been bona
til-e residents of the District of I'olumb!a
for the period of at least ten (10) veats.
and conversant with real est tte values
therein, as a permanent boar I of assistant
ass-s-.,re. who shall hold office at the pleas
uro of said Cominission-rs. an I shal each
re-cce a salary of twenty-live hundred
rIol!:rs annually, one of the taid live as
sistant assess.rs to be appointed from the
c'un'y, one fr-m Georg-t)wn, one from
East Washigson. 1 ne from South Wish
ingt-,n. ar. on.- from Northeast Washlng
I.n. If any such appo!ntee shall f:tIl to
qualify as aforesaid( within the tim- pr
serIh:ed. .r shall fall t. enter tpo!n his ds
charge of the duties within five days after
su--h qualification. the trppointment shall he
volI. and the t'Iomlmissi .1,ers shall forth
with appi-nt another suitabi - person. wh
shall Itualify as above provided: and when
appoitnted and quilitied as aforesaid. sai-l
board of assistant assessors shall imme
diately proceed to hear andl cons6ler such
complaints as may be made regarding the
assessment returned by the boar-d of three
m-mb-rs appoiited by the President of
the I'nite' States, tinder the act of A'igust
.5. IMIC. revise ani equalize salid assess
ment and make return to the assesor of
the District of Columbla of the ri-visi-n and
equalization on --r befor- the first Monday
of August. P-94. Anl said revision and
equalization so returned shall he the basis
of assessment for the olleetion of taxes
for the fiscal year ending June 341, 195,
and until the assessment is ma-le and re
turned in 15, as provided for in this act.
An- said Comm!ssioners are hereby author
ized and directed to appoint a clerk for said
b-ard of assistant assessors at a salary
of twelve hundred dollars per annum; an:d
said clerk shall also be the clerk for the
hoard of equalization and review, herein
after pro.vllei for.
Sec. :1. That real property shall be assessed
an-I valued in the year 151 and every third
y-ar thereafter. as herein provided.
Sec. 1. That the Comnmissioners shall fur
nish ea-h member of sail board of assistant
assessors with the neceseary maps ald fl-Id
books. which shall contain at accurate list
'of each tract, together with a prtiment le
scription of the real property situate in the
4i.striet of Columbia. and, as far as may b
known, ihe owner thereof: an- also such
blanks, forms, beooks. surveys and plats as
may be necessary for a systematic stat
ment o.f the property to he ass-ss. lan
Ishall als., furnish the salid hrard nf assist
ant ase-ss-.rs with the net-esatry clives -
aness for viewing the said pri:.rty to. b
aso.ss-. Upo-n the comnpletl- n of the as
seseii--tt Ithe sairl ixsard of as istant aw
ore shall dept -It with the assess-.r of tie
surveys and- Ilats anid all not-s andt In-o
'Ity and Conunty Properly.
-Sec. :i. Tnat real estate- in WVashington an-I
Ger own s;hall be aisse-. a -e:r-ting t
tie ntomber o.f the sluaires andt Iots th ert-ot
parts '.f lots and upon the numbe,-r of squ.ar
-r suiperti.-ial ft-et in each srituare, or lt,r
p~arts -f a~ -iot;1 atnd in the c-sunty, agricul
tural lands us-I fo~r that purpo-:- shall ibe
assessed. t-y the aece and subu-rban lots. by
the square folot as in the citi. o of Washmtg
I--n tin- ill-rget.wni. Provid-sd, thatt w-h'n
ever atny itirl t rai landis are plIatte-l aitt
lIattingd filed said isands shall be assess,by
the squat. r to-ot.
Sec. Ii That salId hoard of assistant as
sessors shtall it all eas, aoctinge .->tlb-:tlvely.
fromi aiun ti view and fr-tm the b cstst r
of iformtiion it. Its; reach, determilne the
valute, of iach sepatrate- tiract or l.1 of rna.
property it, the District of Columbial iti law
ful motney an-i shall septarately e-stimiat- the
-value o-f all impro-.eme-nts --n aniy tract or
lot. an-i shall nole the same in th.- propter
tield book, which shtall be carried out as ipat
of tnt- value of .such: traet or lot. anid shall
also return the dimensIons of each tract or
lot. -7. That saId board of assistant as
sessoirs shall, otn or before the first Monday
of .Jan-. h1i, and ei ery third year there
after, make out and dleliver to the assessor
of the tDistrict of Columbia a returni ini
tailular fortm, contained In a book t.o be fur
nished by the C-omtmissionlere~of the arn >ut,
desc-ri ption and value of the real property
subjec-t to be listed for taxatIon in the Lia
tri. t of I'olumbilia. All real property, the
ownershIp of which is unknotwn, shall be re
turned as ownershIp unknown.
Sec. ti. That any one of saitd boarti of as
sistant assessors who shall refuse or ktnow -
Ingly neglect to perform any duity enjoined
on, him by law, or who shall c-onsent to or
conmnive at any evasion of the provIsIons of
this chapter. shall, on convIction thereof, be
liable to removal from otlice and to a line
not exceedsing 20, or imprisonmetit not ex
cee~ding one year. or both, in the dIscretion
of the c-ourt.
-Sec. 1'. That the assessor of the LDistrict of
Itolumbla and the said board of assistant
assessors lerein provided for, with the as
- s-ssor as chairmuan, shall comtplose a board
of e-auallzation and review, and, as such
board of eqiualisation sand revIew, they shall
convene In a room to be provided for them
bay the Csmmiisioners orn the first Monday
of June. tIIMJG, and every third year there
after. 1: shall be the duty of said board of
-e-iuallsation and review to faIrly and Imn
partIally equallse the value of real property
made by the board of assistant assessors as
the basis for assessmlent. Any four of said
board of equalIsatIon and review shall con
stItute a quoorumi for busIness, and In the
absence of the assessor a temporary chair
man may be selected- They shall imnedt
ately proceed to equalise the valuations
made by the board of assistant assessors, so
that each lot anid tract and the Improve.
ments thereon shall be entered upon the tax
list at their assessed value In money; and
for this purpoee they shall bear sucW com
plaint. as may be made in respect of said
assessments and in determinIng them they
may raise the valuations of msh tracts or
lots as. In their opinion. may have been re
turned below thsar value sa ..ahic. th ..
nations of suech as they say believe to have
ben returned above their value to such -INE
A Ia their ophien, may be the value thMe
every Thsee Tes.
See. 10. That the valuation of the real
property nade and equalsed as aforesaid
al be completed on or before the frst
Monday of August, 1896 and of every third
year thereafter, and, when approved by the
Commissioners, shall constitute the basis of
taxation for the next succeeding period of
three years and until another valuation is
made according to law.
Sec. 11. That annually on or prior to July
I of each year the board of assistant as
sessors herein provided for shall make a
list of all real property which shall have
become subject to taxation, and which is
not on the tax list, and affix a value there
on, according to the rules prescribed for
assessing real estate; and they shall make
return of all new structures and additions
to or improvements of old structures of
over S241i in value, the value of which shall
not have been included in the valuation of
the land on which such structure shall have
been erected, specifying the tract or lot of
land on which each of such structures has
been erected and the value which has been
added to any such lot or tract by reason of
such structure, and they shall add such
valuation to the assessment made on such
tract or lot; and if it shall appear that any
error has been made in the assessment of
any lot of land, or the improvements there
on, or that after the assessment the im
provements on any lot have become injur
ed or damaged from any cause, the said
board of equalization and review may revise
and correct such error and may change or
modify any assessment in respect to dam
aged or destroyed improvements or on any
lot or tract of land.
Sec. 12. That if said board of assistant
assessors shall learn that any property lia
ble to taxation has been onitted from the
assessment for any previous year or years,
or has been so assessed that the assess
ment was void, It shall be their duty at
once to reassess such property for each
and every year after the passage of this
act for which it has escaped assessment
and taxation, and report the same through
the assessor to the collector of taxes, who
shall at once proceed to collect the taxes
so in arrears as other taxes are collected:
Provided, That no property which has es
caped taxation shall be liable under this
section for a period of more than three
years prior to such assessment, except in
the case of property Involved in litigation.
Sec. 13. That the assessor of the District
of Columbia and each member of said
board of assistant assessors in the dis
charge of any of the duties devolved upon
him or them, or the board of equalization
and review, may administer all necessary
oaths or affirmations. The assessor of the
District of Columbia, or in his absence the
temporary chairman of said board, shall
have power to summon the attendance of
any perSon before said board, to be exam
ined under oath touching such matters and
things as the board of assistant assessors,
or the said board of equalization and re
view. may deem advisable in the discharge
of their duties; and any member of the
metropolitan police force of the District of
Columbia may serve subpoenas in this be
half. Such fees shall be allowed witnesses
so examined, to be paid out of the contin
gent fund of the Commissioners, as are al
lowed in civil actions before the Supreme
Court of the Iistrict of Columbia. Any
person summone-d and examined as afore
said. who shall knowingly make false oath
or affirmation shall be guilty of perjury,
and upon conviction thereof be punishel
according to the laws in force for the pun
ishment of perjury.
See. 14. That this act shall be In force
from and after its passage, and all laws
and parts of laws inconsistent herewith
are hereby repealed.
Several Resolution. Adopted.
The board then approved the proposed de
claring of Massachusetts avenue through
the new naval observatory grounds a pub
lie street. as provided in the joint resolu
tion adopted in the House October 14 last,
and appropriating Sin000 for the purpose
of opening it. and took the same action In
regard to Senate bill No. 871, to author
ize the entrance into the District of the
Norfolk and Western railroad.
Oln the motion of Mr. Edson it was re
solved that the board regrets the failure
of the appropriation committee of the
House of Representatives to frame a hill
sufliciently large for the legitimate cir
rent expenses and obligations and the
usual annual improvements necessary for
The following resolution was also adopt
ed: "Resolved. That it is the opinion ci
this board that all the railroads ha.tin
stations in this city should at oce tak,
steps to improve them, and lo proiE
proper facilities for the accommodation of
Trhen. after the president had laid before
the board letters from (.en. Wnm. Birney
and Prof. E. M. Gallaudet regretting their
inability, through the force of other duties,
to accept membership In the board, the
Albaugh's.-"The Old Homestead" was
the attraction at Albaugh's last night, and
as always, it drew well, though without
Deenman Thompson as its leading spirit
there is a kind of lonesomeness about it
which even the very excellent successor ho
has can not entirely remedy. The play is
the same as it has always been and there is
always a freshness and a balsamic odor to
those who live in the turmoil and the nar
row confines of the city. Mr. Odell Wl
lams Is the Uncle Joshua of the play now,
and he does a great deal toward makiig
us forget the other one, and to those who
never saw the other onie he is Uncle Joshua
himself. That is sayitng a great deal. In]
the east are Miss Henrietta irvinig as Aut
Matilda. itlaniche Hayne as lite.kety Ann,
Lizzile F-arreil as Maggie O'Flaherty, Will
Cressy as C7y P'rime, Thos. Wood as Itb
Whit-c-mib. Fred Sanford as Happy Jack.
W. W.. Alietn is Seth i'erkiris arid J. .
Morg~an as i-b lianzy, hi- with the awhisl.
that ni >b- sy ever Iorgeta,i.-nc havinog hearti
The musi-al featuirs of the lly ar- n.t
onliy pr-mimlit mi exiel,-ncce, bt they are
mtiet attra-tive- to the a dileic.
New National inater. At tihe Ni-u Na
tional Theaterl last ii-ht Anre
.\briad" mcroy..Ii on of the tn-st deli..:htfuo
attractionsa that th -.aso ha ls ifforid-i. It
is a cnpicuoius exvaml,-if Sar.!lus woii
de-rful power. He I-. far biynt tile mier.
ingnu-.ity 13 which axgi. I--miirat.: e-S Iraoi-.ira
SItualtonts amii ailnirliina elii rater-s -~ aw
pcuri-og.s of ein ii iversion hr s i lii- N,
coiurse, hum.or ini abunildance, but thbr-i-,
is not on-e if riiicule lor111 hursiviu, fndi a.
the GaollIc wit 5s of tkitng off the pecu liari
tics of other naition. aruou1 iS ani artist
niot a cartoistxst -:-md in this plaiy hec give
a story full if itilicacy anid humon,:y. Witia
a daretmg which wiould lea-d a writ--r pos
sissedi if less gertius vcry close to failure,
he presents. inl the lost act, anl emotio,
scetne which is tragic in its intenisity. ii,
ieanis up to a poinlt w-here it is I ipossil te
1ee1hw the ihupply dleniouement which thi
wo-.rd "comtedy"- lproise!.s wiill ie rea..hed
witlhout ai clhal1lle inl thite~trest. liut th
descent fromn the, exalted mood into whie
the auditor is led is a- g;radual as the as
vent, and the result is harmonious asl latis
fying. The Lyceum in',mpany is atn ad
mirable organizationi. tGood sitige losers ar
rare, arid J. H. Gilimour is on- of the few,
lie is manly1 without being boisterous and
though itense islnot ianguishing. J. Li
Polk is a comedian, of pre-vious .oputation
and the picture of sturdyAmn -rilanismr w-hiell
he gives as enitertamting arid not coars-.4 iawer
F'aweett makes a grecat d.-al of the, charae
1er of the butler with the very remarkaul.
vocabulary, and Mr. George Alison mlakes
pleasanit imlpressiun. Ofr the ladles, Mis.
Mood liarricon. holds the center of thie stag<
mnost of thet tilme. Her acting has the finlsi
whaich bespeaks earniest ambition and care
ful study under favorable conditions. Mb~
tiertrudie Itivers Is graceful sand pretty an,
Miss Kinniardis efforts are as effective at
they are energetic. A good house a-as pres
ent and tonight a number of teopie of im
portance will grace the proscinium arch,
Academy-If Washington nas eve-r seen
a better exhibition of the black art that
that given by the wizard, Kellar, at the
Academy this week it does niot recail the
fact, A good audience was In attendianci
last night. and that it was utterly mlystlifed
by the renmarkable exhibition goes withou,
saying. in the first part of the perform
ance the usual sleight-of-hand tricks are
presented, but with unusual effects, ant
this is followed by illusions, spilrittualistii
manifestatIons, thought reading or trans
ference and physical impossibllities. One
of these, called "out of sight," -Is all thai
the term implies. Mrs. Kellar occupies a
chair In full view of the audience, and this
is drawn uep by wires several feet above
the floor. Then without any curtains, con
cealment or other subterfuge, pop goesa
pistol and the chair is empty and falls t
the floor, Where does the woman got
Another is a game of euchre played by two
persons in the audience at a distance fromt
each other, whose handa are called by carde
from an empty cabinet on the stage. That
in to may, there is nothing' in the cabinet
except a pack of cards, for it isn't large
enough to hold a good-sised baby. Mrs.
Keliars reading blindfolded of the numbers
of bills, mathematical problem worinm
and naming cards are really wonderful ex
wema een talk pretty fast-che win read
the nutber of a bill from anybody's pocket
In the audience, and she will also let say
one set down on a black board, which she
ennot posibly see, a number and on the
instant give the cube of the number and
then tell the number. There is nothing
supernatural about it. either, but what is
the trick? A most entertaining bill closes
with Fly To, in which a pretty East Indian
girl is transferred unseen through the air
from a cabinet on the stage to one hung
ten feet above the door.
Kernan's Lyceum Theater.-Gus Hill Is%
great faiorite in Washington and the
patrons of vaudeville look upon him as fora
most in the rank of entertainment pro
ductro. Last night Kernan's held a large
audience and front the frequent bursts
of applause it was evident that the enter
tainment was pleasing. Edward Earle
opened the show with a masterpiece of foot
jugglery, then came the Highteys, who
have pleased two hemispheres; Estelle
Wellington, the vivacious chanteuse; Gus
Hill. the world famous club swinger, In
an act peculiarly his own; Fred Roberts. In
character songs; Nelson and Milledge. in
a roaring comedy skit; George H. Wood.
in a new and highly acceptable role, which
kept the audience laughing all the time;
Fred. H. Leslie. with his troupe of trained
dogs, and McAvoy and May. who need no
introduction to the public. A novel enter
tainment in the shape of a diorama closed
the entertainment. Again tottight.
Harris' Bijou Theater.-There was stand
ing room only at the Bijou last night. And
ho wonder, for Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Byron.
those sterling exponents of melodramatic
acting. are tilling a week's engagement
there and last night presented their highly
successful drama, "The Plunger." because
the scenery of the "Heart of Africa" did
not arrive. The story of the play, which is
full of interest, is well told in five acts,
with a well-devised plot, not improbable,
and readily followed. Mr. Byron made an
effective Dexter Digit and Kate Byron's
Nora Glover was a good piece of work.
The supporting company was good and the
ploy was well mounted. Tonight "The1
Plunger" will be repeated.
Boston Symphony Orchestra.-With each
succeeding appearance 'here, the Boston
Symphony Orchestra deepens its hold upon
the music-loving community of this city,
and its great popularity was fully demon
strated last night when Metzerott Hall was
crowded to listen to its fourth concert this
season. The program was an extremely
satisfying one and was performed with
that precision and excellence that char
acterizes all the work of this splendid band
of musicians. From the opening number,
which was three movements of Berlioz's
"Romeo and Juliet" symphony, to the
Watau's Farewell and Fire Chorus from
Wagner's "Waikure," the audience listened
with intense interest and the applause was
such that it seemed as if Conductor Paur
would be compelled to break his rule
against encores. But he didn't. There were
but four composers represented in the pro
grain, the two besides those already men
tioned, being Schubert and Rubinstein. The
three movements of the symphony given
were the Fete at Capulet's House, the Love
Scene on the Balcony and the Queen Mab
scherzo. Each was interpreted with ex
cellent effeit, the descriptive character be
ing given full force. The next number was
Schubert's song with orchestra, "Die All
ma-ht," in which Mr. Max Heinrich was
heard to good advantage, although his sub
sequent singing in the last Wagner num
ber of "Watau's Farewell" and the "Fire
Chorus" was such as to arouse positive en
thusiasm. After S4 hubert came Rubin
stein's exquisite ballt music from "Fera
mors," which perhaps pleased the majority
of the audience m',st, because it has been
heard here frequently before and was fa
miliar,. but which was interpreted in such
an excellent manner that it imparted a new
interest even to those who knew it best.
Wagner's overture to "Tannhaeusser," so
well known and splendidly given, was re
ceived with prolonged applause, and the
Wallkure selections closed a concert that
was as enjoyable as any that has ever been
given here even by the Boston Symphony
George Grossmith.-This exceedingly tal
ented entertainer will be seen twice in
Washington this season on Tuesday of next
week and Wednesday~the Ist. He created a
very favorable impression when he was
here last year, and those who sat and
laughed at his droll imitations and listened
to his sometimes comical. but always good
musical performances will be anxious to
I hear him again. This year he comes with
I a now sket-ch which he calls "How I [)is
covered America," which is said to be wit
tier and funnier than anything which he
did last season. The sale of seats will be
gin at Metzerott's on Thursday.
Vniverslity Club Eleetion.
The annual meeting of the University
Club was held on Saturday evening and
was well attended. The reports showed
a marked improvement in the affairs of the
club. A number of minor amendments to
the constitution that referred principally
to the details of the workings of the club
were adopted. The election resulted in the
choice of the following officers to serve
for the ensuing year: Justice Brown, pres
ident; John Sidney Webb, first vice presi
dent; Barry Bulkley, second vice pre dent;
Win. MeKenney, secretary; S. H. (lesey,
treasurer; Snowden Ashford, chairman
hotse committee; Pickering Dodge, chair
man committee on literature and art. The
following compose the board of governors:
Snowden Ashford. Frederick E. Chapin,
H -nry Wise Garnett. Herbert S. Giesy, .las.
Kerr, E. S. McCalmont. W. L. McPherson,
A. H. Witmer, A. 8. Worthington.
The Trade Mark Case.
Among the several decisions handed down
late yesterday afternoon by the Court of
Appeals was one written by Mr. Justice
Shepard in the matter of the appeal by the
commissioner of patents from the decision
of Judge Bradley of the District Supreme
Court granting the aplilication of the state
of South Carolina for a niandiamus to comn
pci the commiissi.,ner to register the "Pal
metto" trade mark of the' state, used in its
liquor trail,. The judgment rendered by
Judge Bradley is reversed by the Court o1
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Office. No. 720 11th st. n.w. It*
By order of the assignee, of diamonds
watches, clocks and jewelry, begins at 3
O'clock afternoons and 7:30 evenings until
the stock is sold. This is a good opportunity
to secure bargains. Goods can be bought at
Private sale at a big reduction.
P.S. Ladies specially invited to attend
this sale. Flanagan Jewelry Store,
ja6t 531 7th at. n.w.
The Voice of the People
Tells you so. To Auerbach's, 7 and H 4t., go
If you want a machine that will sew.
It is the Domestic, we all know;
In quality high; in prices low. It
Cocoas. chocolates, cereals, canned goods,
preserves, fine teas. coffees, condiments,
sardines, soaps. starch, washing powders.
vinegar, pickles. etc.. at and below cost, to
close the business. S. H. Murray, 417 7th st.
n.w.. Assignee of Millard Metzger. it*
Phillips' Digestible Cocoa Is Perfee
tion in aroma, flavor, richness and diges
For Coughs and Throat Troubles use
Brown's Bronchial Troches. They relieve
all Throat irritations caused by Cold or use
of the voice.
Surgical Elastic Hosieryj
And Other Appliances i
SCIENVTIFICALLY FTITED L
at "MalRTZ's I'RICES"- in
our PRIVATE P A R LOR
Male and Female attendants.
isth and F Streets.
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ATTEND CLEARING BALE
THE WARREN SHOE HOUSE,
GEO. W. RICH.
fel 919 F STREET N. W.
(What to Expect )'
when yo buy our LADIES' 3
WEAR-WELL SH-1s. $3 worth
of service and satisfaction and a
choc&e from one of the largest as
sortments of styles in the city.
Fine all glazed Kid Btton-Fine
all tlazed Kid Fox. Dull Dongola
Button-and Vic Kid Button. in
opera. effn, sluare or common hens
toes- bluebers and lace. Enough
variety to suit all tastes.
You cannot maks a beLte selectin
_1334 P St. N.W. ,
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*l. evrtigol. id ou~rcstck.
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Wraists: ::~~.~ g
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Phnysical Culture Corset Co.
lGtt G~ ST. 41 . elan, late of Fb st.mg.
Everything The Cholcest.
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Donnebl co .u~th &.. sts
*'CES Eii 'I T., WA oN'
...fo thena lare umer toilour $3.re
...hoies iold every day t ldest
the reuptin to tl abot tel
an -ni gned tig in shoet a
exits ti sieof New ork. Theyfo
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Take All Our
At Less Than Cost.
W117*e "I toin Clnem out
th& &rotmeq ""thW".
idth,. ,t te.,.s variety ....
.enough to tunhe the Iboylng.
of it ifusessly profitab~le to
..any mervhant. Rau1 Paper
.Cutter will go abe at hal.
Greers' Rag Paper.....04e. lb....:'.
Hardware Ilag Paper...83c, lb.... 021%c.
Butbere' Straw Paper..O2c. lb....01tle.
Gray Expres Paper... .Mr. lb... .04c.
Paper for Drugts .... Joe. lb... .0..
Fancy Pattern Papere..13e. b... .e.
Timne Papers..........l5e. ib... .0oe.
Wax Papers for Butter.le. lb....i:k.
lot quality Manilla....Odc. lb....04%e.
21 qoality lbailla..0%e. lb... .WBr.
Roll Tea Paper ........ .ode. lb... .0c.
Roll Paper Cutters.
Butter Paper Cutter.....0.50......$0.5
Hagagg Cutters.........3.0...... $1.5
Nickel Standlag COttera...$4.0...... $1.50
Jumbo Cutter. . .6.00......84.00
Desk .nix of White Me. mo Paper
Cutter. two ink wells and stand for
desk use. Were $3. Now $1.75.
$1.50 Teleohoe Mom.. Tablets.
Barber & Ross,
BUILgDERS' HARDWARE. CuTIRz .
GAS FIXTURES, MANTELS. &c..
Cor. iith & G Streets.
TIs coupon entitles you to as alegast
World's Fair Souvenir Sp... with ,ur
chase o 5 cents or more of Gti.i;S
CANDIM at our regular pre, 2ic.,
40e. or 100. pound. Dont delay.
Further commeat uaoecssary.
Gill & Son, Cor. iith and F
without FURNITI'RE, C4R
PPI'l's. DRAPIKKRM n t I-A
&c. But you don't have to have
any money to get them-that
I.. ready tuoney-M o a.
them eader our
except the small deposlt we
require at the time of pur
chase. FOr the balance--the
bulk-we will accept your
promise to pay to weekly or
mouthly lstallments--at ti
and I. amounts to quit.
We've gut a "clear titt"
to the claim of bring publie
benefactors. The "Equitable"
is your friend-and friend. do
each other good turns. lat's
get together--you and a.
917, 919, 921 and
923 7th St.
f.. 636 flass. Ave.
--ban tuat twtce the serrtce Ia
*It as hasn the "one-,Ided"
maitrem- It costa ag Oaue
425 to 50 Per Ct.Off
eon Pianos, Vio[Ins,Ouitars,,
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E7Thi I. no "fake"' mate, but
legitimate reduc tions.. Now Is your
time. to buy. Don't delay.
Franz Waidecker & Co.,
719 7th St. N. W. ,e
-that BrUHEL's SPURING LEAf
TEA Is "the chouiceot"t i n ot
only3 famoeu, In Wahilgicm. but all
over thIs broad land-famoeo fier Its
strength. purIty and deicious hver.
The price but 10c. a pound.
4.6 k. W. BUL MELL i3E F ST.
At Half Price.
"ei oene . Sma-k-. 01
Se Ss i..p.bea. $ .
Kneessi, 425 7th St.
CVIIlth Century Furniture
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-- eat. We hve a headeemme ceu~ertto
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