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THE EVENING TIMES, WASHINGTON, SATUEDAY, APPtIL 14, 1900.
. be (foenirift imt& rar, TIMES COni'AXT. WALTER STILTON HUTCHLX8. President. PUBI.ICATIOV Ol F1CE, THE HUTCH INS BUILDING. OKNEl. TuTII AND D blS. "VOinnVZST. Subscription JUttcs. 3r MArt-OvE yin: Momii'jr, rivcninc;. nnd Sunday S oo Alornlnir find Sunda 4.00 Ev enlnj rnd Sunday 4.00 Sundaj only 1-00 3IONTRI.T n CAiirtinrt: Nornln., l'vciiajr, and Sunday ..Tlfty cents Morning- end Sund).. Thirty Hie cents livening nnd Suudar... Tuirt rho cents YcMntns NBuciiiwOmco . . 1G40 acjiiu.ii?. cin uJation Ueimrtmcnt.. 2GJ CIRCULATION STATEMENT. The circulation of Tlic Time for the week end ed April 7, 1PO0. was a follows: RBdd3. April 1 19.71 Mondav. April 2 40.51S Tuesdav, April 3 40.9C3 Wed nee-da V, April 4 41.H10 Tbunda. April 5 40 773 Friday. Apn! 0 402M Eatwdav. April 7 42,5al -Total 2M.742 'Dally average (Sumlav, 10.7S1. excepted).. 41,102 T1IU TIMES, in all its editions Mornng. Fien .inc. nnd taidav. will be mailed to one address fcr I IFT1 CIINTS per nutfa Addre changed as often tt ucired SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1900. St'iuttorN It; I'oiiulttr ll'ot ion. Bv the srsnificant -vote of two hundred and fortv-tvvo to fifteen, the House of Rep refcentatnos jesterdaj adopted a joint resolution pioposing submission to the State Legislatures of a constitutional amendment providing for the election of United States Senators by a direct volo of the people The revolutionary character of this action is illustrated in the fact that the resolution as adopted was one ropoited ""Vy a mmoritj of the committee, as a sub stitute for a resolution recommended by the majoritv, "which propose'd to nsak it optional with individual States whether they should elect their Senators bv popu lar or legislative means This is the third time the House has passed a resolution of the Kiml Twice the Senate lies failed to act. and so defeated the purpose for the time I eing Perhaps it is less likelv than formerlj to repeat the performance All national legislators and public men gencrallv know that there is an almost universal and determined de mand on the part of the American masses that the evils and abuses of Senatorial elections bj Legislatures shall be p-e-Aentod in future by popularizing the Choice of Senators That sentiment has been 6ieKliI growing for jears Advocates of the old sj stein assert that to oeflfer the privilege of naming Senators wpm the whole constituency thev are. to (represent, will not cure the vice of the existing method They sa that it would ltwko Um? toga a prize to be fought for in ttv ojUhmis, and brig honorable aspi x&Mts iftder the thumb of the party bos ufl Ws machine, in advance It is even 3ieW ibt it might be found easier and &eafor to buv delegates to a nominating csaventkHi than to purchase a Legislature. It we were to admit the contest ions we biitHiW still sa that the change ought to be tried In practice, the present sjstem bar been found so utterly and howlessly rotten that nothing ia the nature of a sab hiltHte eoald poaelblj be worse, and a great itnjoritv of the people are quite vmI liirs to take the chances of an improve ment As metiers stand there is anv thing rath- er th.i a free and unbiased choice of SetKitorb m raost of or States. Where j Oic cotmUions do not favor the direct method of pat-chase aad sale of votes, it comes to much the same thing as far as the public interest is concerned. The rail vva and industrial monopolies with their organised financial allies are usnallv able la pack the Legislature with their crea tures, to a sufficient extent to dominate Senatorial elections with the ai of the party machine The consequence s that there are altogether too manv men in the National Senate who. owing their seats to trutrfs and hhhhmics and depen dent upon them for future honors and fa vws, sie bowid to do their bidding in all matters of legislation, and notoriouslv do It. There have been but few Senators cpen te the SttsfMcton of having bought their oiectiows bv means of criminal bribery If the peeple of the Slates arc allowed to efeoa&e their Senators, the power to regu late details and to provide against corrup lio and fraud in the operation will be in their hands, and mav be applied, which is not now the case The Senate would be assuming a dangerous responstbilitv in again dofeating the popular will. IlcNpoiivibiJlt? for Itnil lInv. In commenting upon the "Sapho" case the question has been raised, "Who is re all responsible for bad plas"" The man agers and actors sav that the public is. that is. the part of the public which pas to go into a theatre when such produc tions arc advertised as on the stage But supposing that the majorit of the intel ligent people in a community wish to sup pi ess these dramas, it is manifestly not possible to arrest the whole audience. Whether the public is morally responsible or not, it can hardl be made legally l enponBiblc. The only thins which can be done with the audience is to work such a change in its sentiments that it will be ashamed to patronize bad productions, and that would obvious take time. The course which was followed in the "'Sapho" affair was to hold the star re sponsible for the play, and enjoin her from appearing In Jt, In some cases the actor ma be guilty of causing the production of objectionable dramas. If he "scrs his part" in some character involved in un savory situations, and is assured that he will be enabled to add to his success by plaving that role, he sometimes disre gards everything else in the dctermitjition to make a hit. What is true of nen In this connection is, naturally, even more true of women, nnd it is an unfortunate fact that some of the worst plas now on the boards have been made sucoesrf tl through the ambition and unscrupufou ness of women who could iiave avoided such notoriety. But in the majority of cases it Is the manager who is to blame for the disreput able pla, rather than the actor or the general public Ever one knows that a bad play w ill draw an audience of a certain sort, no matter what the rest of the com munity mny think or feel. The actors are not always able to pick and choose thrir parts, especially if they are not stars. Their bread and butter depends upon their complaisance when the manager makes them an offer, and anyone at all acquainted vrlth the precarious fortunes of the player folk knows that even a good actor may ba forced into a line of work very distasteful to him, because if he refuses to taice whst lie can get he mar be forced to remain idle The manager, however, can chooee his play. He is not obliged to engage a lot of clever people to vvasU their time and talent in presenting stnuttj situations. The whole history of the theatrical busings has shown that the most successful plajs are clean. So long as there is a marRet for bright, wholesome society dramas, good farce-comedy, and that melange of mtiMc, specialties, and ccttumes Known as an ex travaganza, there is no need deliberately to court the attention of the worst element In the theatregoing public. Self-respecting people will spend luonej on decent at tractions, their money is just na good as that of Ihp liith-seckers, and there ia con siderably more of it. Onr lMrM Cron n Colony. Under Spanish rule the Is,land of Pcito Rico was not treated as a subject colonv, but as an integral part of the Kingdom. It was taxed onerouslj, perhaps, but net without representation, for it was entitled to and had three Senators and twelve Dep uties in the National Cortes at Madrid Porto Rico contributed three million dol lars a veai to the Spanish revenues, but nevertheless was prosperous, and at the time of its occupation bj the United State;, was without public debt In all essential .respects the Porto RI cans were free Spanish citizens with all the rights and pnvileges of free citizen ship On taking possession of their coun try the American Republic, through the General-in-Chief of its militarv forces, promised them that thev should enjov all the blessings of our institutions and laws; that they should be recognized and treated as a communitv of American citizens It Is said bv some people that General Miles was not competent to bind his Government bv anj such promise The contention is not worthj of notice The pledge was not a gratuitous one on the General's part He rnerolv explained Jo the Porto Ricans, as It was.his duly to, that as soon as the sovereigntj of the United States should extend over the island, the Constitution would -po with it. It was not his word that bound the Government, but the Con stitution itself the operation of which he simpl declared Instead of being accorded the rights, privileges, and immunities guaranteed to them bv the plain letter of the Constitu tion the Porto Ricans have been reduced bj the trust Administration and its partj inajontj in Congress to the condition of subject inhabitants of a crown colonv Their domestic trade with other parts of the I nited States is unconstitutiouallj taxed, in order that thev ma be pre vented from refining oil or sugar or man ufacturing tobacco The infamous law en acted for their exploitation and govern ment, makes them producers of raw ma terial for the enrichment of the sugar and tobacco trusts, and while it remains in force, will render impossible am profita ble Irade with the American mainland in cigars cigarettes, or refined sugar In place of the three Senators and twelve Deputies Porto Rico was wont to send to Spam it will have one "Commissioner" in Washington, who will not have a seat or oio in Congress like Delegates from other American Territories but will be expected to hang around the corridors waiting for some committee to send for him and ask him questions The local gov eminent will be strictly that of a crown colonv. Mr McKinley. has the appointment of the Governor and of the Executive Council of Eleven, which is also the upper house of Legis'ature. Through his delegate he controls the ap pointment of everv appointive officer He has an unlimited veto power on all acts of the Porto Rican Government to be ex- ercised through a Governor alwavs under his direct orders Through his Executive Council he has sole power over the grant ing of concessions and franchises Again-.t all this the miserable islanders are gra cious! permitted to elect a lower house of aasemblv. to consist of Hurt -five mem bers which will be without power and has been provided solel for the sake of ap pearances The whole scheme is based upon the sstem of colonial subjection and loot in the interests of home monopolies designed b.v George III and hi ministers the attempt to operate whuh reultd in t the War of Independence. In the present example the political crime is far more flagrant than was its antetvpe King Gsoige and his Parliament did not violate the British Constitution in the course thev pursued toward us .Air McKmic and his ministers and parliameutar.v majorit all violate tho American Constitution in their oppression of Porto Rico and to a man are conscious of the fact. Mr. Burton of Ohio, who is acting as Ad ministration objector to canal legislation m the House of Representatives, asserts that the Ha.v-Paui cefote Treatv is 'a measure which though much misunder stood is a triumph of diplomac.' We heartilv agree with the statement. But zs the IIa-Pauncefote Treat involves build ing the Nicaragua Canal for the benefit cf Great Britain at our expense, and surren der of the Monroe Doctrine, it is a triumph rather of British than of American dip!o- mticj, and that fact is one of the manv ob jections to it. It is announced that the State Depart ment has notified Spam that she will not be allowed to take hick the Philippine Islands of Sibutu and Cagavan. on the pre tence that thev are outside of the treaty line. Thev are not so, and the Spanish Government will not get them to sell to Germany, according to programme This sudden development of Administration vei tebrac is as surprising as it is to be com mended, if it lasts out the contention. Sampson is represented as being ex tremely sore because the Naval Construc tion Board has refused to superimpose the Strauss-top turrets on the new battleships. We understand Sampson's reason to be that the double-turret gives a "commander-in-chief" superior facilities for watch ing naval operations from behind the hori zon. Ai! mi ml Deej' KeHt-M. (Irom the Chicago Tribune.) The two oldet relics in the Admiral's collection relate to the battle of the Fngli'h against the pamh in Mania Ray in 1702 One i a piece, of a flag taken from the Spaniards at that tunc b sir William Draper, and afterwards precntcd bv the Rev. Dr. I'rovoH of Knig'8 College, Cam bridge, England, to William Ivcrctt. of Ma;a clnitette. and b him given to the Admiral. Though the flag is old, the red ard yellow color ings arc ttill plamh to be feen Tiie other relic i called a 'plan of the reduction of Manila and Cavite bv the Buti-h fleet and arinv. under the oonmand of Rear rimiral Coniuh and Rrigadier fienoral Draper." This plan or nup of Manila Uay and it surrounding bear the following dedi cation: "To the Right Ron Karl of hruiont. First Lord Comn.iisiortcr of the Vdmiralitv, tlm plate u humhlv inscribed h ins inoit obedient servant, Samurl Cormsle" I"antl Soiled. (From the Indianapolis .News) "What kind of a woman m fche!" atked Mr. B of Mra C, rrferrluK to a new.inade acquaintance. Oh," said the other, "ahe the sort of a wo .man who always selects all her husinndVs wear ing apparel." "HnmnU ui Mrs. b "that settles it." POLITICAL NOTES AND GOSSIP. IVootlrufr Tallk-M Aifiiln. While Mr. Hanna and Mr. McKinley are engaged in the fruitless task of seeking a Vice Presi dential candidate the Hon. Timothy L. Woodruff continues to capture instructed delegations for that place. The two dele gates elected to the Philadelphia Conven tion jesterday by Representative Brown lovv's admiring constituents in Tennessee. were Instructed for Woodruff. The ITorida delegation was instructed as a whole for the New York Lieutenant Governor several weeks ago. A half dozen or more district delegations in xarious parts of the countiv have been pledged to him. It is understood that both of the contesting delegations that will go to Philadelphia from Texas are favorable to him. Neither Mr. Hanna I nor Mr. Piatt can take awav from him the Kings county delegates already assuied him Evidcntlj Mr. Woodruff will cuter the Philadelphia Convention with an in structed strength that will have to bo reckoned with. Unless the machine bosses hurry up and settle on somebodj for the Vice Presidential nomination and then get instructions for him. Mr Woodruff will show up at Philadelphia with a largci fol lowing than an bod eise can claim Of course the Hannaites could defeat him even then, but that it would give them considerably more trouble than would be good for Mr. McKinley goes without sa ing The action of the Brovvnlow people is directed not so much in the interest of Woodruff as against the Hon. II. Cla Evans. The fight between the Congress man and the Pension Commissioner for the bcsship of the part in Tennessee has re- suited in a wide open split and the elec- tion of two sets of delegates (o the N.i- tional Convention. Mr Rrownlow has good reason to fear that the Administration will be partial to the Rvans delegates at Phila delphia unless he can do something to con vince Mr. Hanna that it will pay to favor the Rrownlow people Uy instructing his district delegates for Woodruff Mr Brown low has served notice on Mr Hanna of dn intention to create discord at Phllade'phia unless II. Clav Evans Is turned down It will be a very eas matter for Brownlov to hunt his delegates off from Woodruff if Mr. Hanna ' acts right " If he doesn t "act right," then there will be scores of leather-lunged Tennesseeans at Philadel phia to fill the air with noise for Woodruff. V Shout for Wolcoti. mighty ex ponent of national thought yclept the ' Col orado Springs Gazette " is filling the can vons of the Rock Mountains with shouts for the Hon Edward Oliver Wolcott for Vice President. It declares that the dis tinguished Senator is the most consistent blmetallist m the United States and that he is the one man in the Republican pait who could hold steadll in line for Mr Mc Kmlev this vear the binietaHits More than that, the countr is assured that Sen ator Wolcott could carr Colorado for Mr McKinle and that nobodv ele can do this Wherefore the logic of the situation points to Mi Wolcott an the proper run ning mite At the same time this editor does not put forward the claim that Mr Wolcott can hold on to the Senatorial seat to which be now has a title uiril nc.t March Doubkes, though the editor has m mind the probabiiitv that if a right live lv Vice Presidential boom can be started for Mr Wolcott he at least will be able to get the nomination of his part in the next Legislature for the senate It is under stood that there is no likelihood that there will be more than a corporal s guard of Re publicans in the next Legislature nt Den ver, but it seems that the distinguished Senator will have trouble to control his party at home even with this propective Iv small number of men to deal with The Vice Presidential boom however mav re sult in some practical benefit to Mr Wol cott. It ma lead to his election as a del egate to the Philadelphia Convention V Clinim- oT lleiulinarler. Head quarters of the Democratic Congress oral Campaign Committee have been changed from tne Regent to the Metropolitan Ho tel Secretar Kerr is in charge and Chairman Richardstn calls in ncarl ever dav to keep m touch vvith the work bing done As soon as tunas for tho purj ose are avaihble, the committee will emp'.o a staff of competent assistants, and the Democratic press of the countr will be kept corstantlv supplied with campaign literature A file of Democratic papers from all parts of the country is kept bj Secretarv Kerr, and visiting Democrat-, will be allowed free access to these pipers The commitee's rooms are being verj eoai fortabl furnised. and partv leaders will find in them all of the materials and con veniences for work readv at hand Urjiui A 111 Ht- 'I here. The thrift Chicagoans have secured an additional at traetirn for their Dewe Da telebiation on Ma 1 in the person of the Hon Wil liam Jenniugo Bivau Mr Br an ha noti fied the Invitation Committee that he will cancel all otner engagements for that date in order to participate in the grtat cele biation It is said that the Xebraskan bes nevei had the honor to meet either the fa mous Admiral or his beautiful ard ac-om-plishcd wife, and that the Chicago affair offers the first opportunit he has had io avail himself of the pleasure of adding them to his list of acquaintances. Mr Mi Kinlev knows them both verv well rs ih' have attended several social functions it the White Houe during the winter Mr McKinle it will be recalled occupied lie position of honor at the great sailor's right durirg the exercises in Washington tint welcomed the hero of Manila on his le turn to the Xationnl Capital it i, sup posed that a similar honor will be acci 1 ed Mr Bryan at Chicago m Ma though of course, the Xebraskan cannot claim 'hia distinction as a perquisite of official posi tion VI uk I us; Itepiililienn oe. Tle U0n W Japer Talbcrt, of Parksviile. Edgefield County, S. C, vesterday helped the Re publicans in the House make man a vote for that part in the Xov ember elections Mr. Talbcrt is a Democrat He conceives it his patriotic duty to denounce ever pension claim as a raid on the Treasur, and ever pension applicant as a fraud Yesterda was private pension da in the House, and Mr. Talbert was at his best as an assistant Republican. Members on hla Mde of the House who represent man thousand veterans of the Union Ami trembled and shook with fear as Mr. Tal bert's eloquence grew in frenz. They are aware that when they ask for re-election the will be confronted b garbled ex tracts from the half dczen or more speeches made by the eminent South Caro liuan esterda as expressions of tha Democratic attitude of hostility toward the men who fought for the preservation of the Union. But withal. Mr Talbert did not waste his time entirel. nor speak with no effect The Hon. Joseph Ciocker Sib le tackled him, and got this for his pains "I shall pay no attention to the smooth faced chameleon from Pennsylvania who jumps from silver to gold with facile ease " This, it is thought, mav overcome, to. some extent the harm Which Mr. Talbert's series of speeches yesterday inflicted upon his Democratic colleagues from the Xorth and West. BOOMING SENATOR DAVIS. The Mlnnenota .11 mi Alcntluned for Vlco Prolilent. ST. VAVJj, Minn . April 14 The iriends of Senator Davis are working up a boom for his nomination as Vice President vWh McKmlej, his most sanguine admirers nl leging he -will accept the nomination. Morp conservative friends, however, while willing to endorse his candidacv?, hesitate about urging him to r;t2pt. They belive he is of more value o the couutry as Chairman of the Senate CoramittMe on Foreign Relatione than he wou'd be as Vice President. He can be re-elrtctcd Unlttd States Senator from Minnesota- as often as he desires. Sovati evn go lis far as to sny they prefer to have him watt is a Presi dential possibility In 1904. , ? JN THE HOTEL CORRIDORS. Tornier Representative Warren F. Dan iell, of New Hampshire, is at the Riggs on a brief pleasure trip. He is accompanied b Mrs. Darnell, and Is reviving old friend ships and greeting old acquaintances in the Capital. e 4 Commander Sba, of the G. A. R, is at the Riggs from AVatcrtown, N. V., ar ranging some details for the encampment of the organization in Chicago next Au gust. General Shaw hnd a confercrca with the President, and the latter has pro-nised, if nothing unforeseen occurs, to attend the gathering, together with several membars of his Cabinet. General Shaw is very en thusiastic oer the coming en-ampmcut, having just completed a tour of the Soutn ern posts, nnd predicts the largest gath ering of Union veterans in man ears "Colorado is enjding as much p"osp:rity as generally falls to the share of any ono State in a ear," bald J. L Eisemann, i Denver merchant, .it the National last night. "Ever thing is in good shape finan cial!. Real estate is goirg up, i ad peop'e are building at ever tnird corner. We aiu preparing to erect a S1.000 000 hotel, w th ftl vyrst. ntwl i linn lilt ip nt nnlntud l f V IVUlll tlUVi ! IIUI1 111IO 1J Ulillllk.U " Vr ii ill Virt. i ii jinn.ll Inn rt I n f r 1 1 T U hit I Villi CU ill VlJilUllllJU 'J .tllU lOl uim t- visit the cit General business Is goil and nione appears to be plentiful ' I think that I am -afe in saing th t majnritv of the Democrats in Arkansas ' flUor tpaiision," s jm. p0ck. Ark said Col C M Lamb, at at Chamberlln's la-t nigl t ' The Southern Demo rac has i manj real principles worthy of liie ita- sideration of all good men, but enll-tx- J sion is not one of them It is known there that the cotton-raising States, of all te Commonwealths in the Union, will be niot benefited, bv expansion The int odi c ion of cotton goods into the Philippines and the Asiatic countries generally means great prospent for the Southern atd Southwestern Slates Arkansas is ripidly forging her wa to the front. Tl ui is increasing, and its development a- a great mineral region is certain In the neai fu ture Its industries are multlpling, and where once were trackless forcers one now heira the sound of the hainiit" and the whirr of the saw ' . "The recent floods in Texn- hive not in jured the cotton crop " said I De mont. of Waco Texas at h Hbl i't 1-st night "The reason for this fo-tui ate cn cuinstance is the fait that 'h- cotton sea son in the Lone Star State i er in k waid this ear and io expensive planting has et been done Instead of ti" ra.n'i ii,a of the Coloiado River injuring Mi mar 1 et. it is expected to be D-iit;i ml to the crop as it v ill enrich the --on and . aiise a splendid growth ' Rev Eugene Shecd, of Limerick Ire land, was at the Raleigh last nlgl.t en route to New York after a tour of the Western cities, where he has delivertd lectures m aid of a fund to erect a nrw church in his native town ' The Boer var is Ireland's war," said he esterduv "bo cause it is a war against England and our pravers and snipathies go out to the Dutch Republic A new departure which causes me to rejoice Is the union of the Irish and German peoples caused i this war Tor the first time m historx they are worV.ng ahouldei to shoulder agains a common eneni Ever where I go my couiitrwnen are joful over England s hu miliation ' IMPORTS AND EXPORTS. l'ilTiiit- I vli IIil-(l 1 Ilic 'I re.iiiirj IIiid-iiii nf n t i t !" According to the preliminary figures i -sued bv the Treasurv Bureau of SiatlMi-s the total imports in March amounted to SSG.4I2 177 against $12 STU. in M.i I, IS Tor the nine months ended March 1900. the amounted to ?C41.635.yC0 while for the same period of the preceding ear J500 0J2.57U was their value. Of the im ports ?T,' 'ii'i 7n worth was free of duty, while the b ilance of $tb446 411' was datl able The exports for the month of March amounted to $1JI tl 5 4? the same be.ug alued at $inf oVtoSt in Maich 1SW The v ilue of exports foi the nine months ended March P'OO was SI OnJ 32 67t while the same in ' the correponding period of the preceding fiscal ear retched the um of jo 17 '''2 "-oo showing an increase this ear over labt ear of 10" tts 720 Gold -ras imported in March to the amount Of $t t21 03b. March 1S?& $" 1S7, .73. nine months ended Mai ch 1 Hit) JSJ,- S2" tot nine months ended March lWt, ?Sfl 211 7St The export of gold in the month of March l'M)0 was valued tic ?1 -0C4P.50 Marcn ISfyt $1100 Sir. ume months ended March. lMO ?25 0S.1 oS3, the same period m lS'i't $1? 402 020 The value of silver imported in March l'tOO amounted to ?1.14' 111. March, 1S$!', St 12". s5' rine months ended March 100, ?24 1'2G 722 the same pencd in 1S9 J-3,-"20 07't Silver exports in March 1)00 amounted to $1 412 422 Marcn 1 W ?5 -017.6"". nine months ended March H'OO, $41.:iG2ol, the same period in 1S1 ?41 -"5 t.40 The totil of imports of nier hat di e fot the twelve months ended March l'iCO, amounted to SStS.7bl.S70 as against SGSO. S1S.S71 for the same period of the pre ceding vear The exports of merchandise for the twelve months ended March lflOO weie valued at $1 M2.S6 5.022 for the nice months ended March 1S90 ?1 25" 569 ')2'J. The excess of exports over imports for the twelve niontl s ended March l'tOO amount ed to ?4'i4 101 152 as against ?1i2 731 05S for the corresponding period of the pre ceding .vear showing a falling off of nearly S 100,000,000 THE COLVIL RESERVATION. Manj Nli to tttlt' on the I.aniH Soon to lie Opened. The proclamation bj the President on April 10, opening up the northern half of the Colvil Reservation in AV.ishington State, while it will not take effect until October 10 next, has produced air-end) a sensible stir among the settlers in the southern part of the State as well as in Oregon, Idaho, and adjoining States and Territories The Land Office is in dail) leceipt of a number of communications from prospec tive settlers and the outlook is that b) the date set for the-opening of the reservation there will be a large gathering awaiting the opportunit). The land will be disposed of under the Homestead law, at the rate of $1 30 per acre. The reservation is remarkabl) fer tile, offering magnificent possibilities for grazing'and agricultural purposes. Provisions will be made to guard against lawlessness on the part of the prospectors, j but because of the class of these who have already signlfie'd their intention of pur chasing, little or no trouble is feared They are mostly of the prosperous class of farmers qf the southern part of "Washing ton. em si'.vrinii to cosjt 3ioiti:. Cont of Paiier and the Incrcitncd Kv lienMC of lriiitlnK the CmiNe of the AdvnnL'eil IPrlce of Siibcr(i)tion. Tlie newspaper' out t recently made tlio an nourcement that owing to the mcrea-cd cot of ntw-paper Suoductiorr tnev found it riecsjr to increase tl e price of their paper to thtir ul senbtrs nnie,niontli3 ago the Chicago dailv pa pers, antictpatinc the Mme rL-e in inatrrial and labor, doubled tljeir snb,cnption rate.. The daily papers in evjral of the second and third ela" citiM Iiavcnncrfised the price of the paper, and a- the readers ot a new.paper outnumber the ad vertivrs ten to one, thev can afford to contnb ute their filiate toward the incrca ed expiree of printing the paper. Becaii's the newspaper have incrtaed the ibtcnption prices, that v ill rot Hinder joii.-frora dnuKing llcuncli's beers; their prices ,andh"'"tle art alwavs the fame. The public should benr in mind the fact that there i not a been to equal Hetinch's, although numer ous at tempi s have been made to imitate tley nronertie of Merxcn, Senate, and Lazir. Tite' popularity 'fff Tleurich' L, exhibited b.v the man) j nniers received br the Arlington Bottling Com-1 pmj for botllettheer. aicjeme:ts. f!ew Grand THE FAVOItlTE TUKAfRL. I Greatest Hov oit, .r An Eight act With the Auburn Hair. All "Her act reaches the highest artistic and scenic plane et attempted." bhe appears at I SO p. m. and 10 30 p m Supplemented bj Seven Splendid Specialties. Kl25c. ii?U25 and 5 Jc. ALL SEATS RESFRVED. Net Veek FulRora'g Fashionable Vaudeville Company. 'Phone for Reserved Seats in Adrance. Kernan's. THE MVTEUtiOOS AND EVENIXfJ Big Sensation DOUBLE SHOW, 0-v t MITE ARTISTS -C J Clll OI E FYTtHTUNCnS Next 'Veck-I.DUJ, MAIDENS. 20 NOW OPEN. TENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION Society of Washington Artists, AT S W . CALLER HS. 1020 Conn Avenue. DULY WD HID. AD S vT. hEMSG3. Admission, 25c. Clones April U. apJ.7,S,I0 12,14 BASEBALL TODAY. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PRINCETON, 0 iILOItf.hTOn.N HELD t.VMK VMA.hl) AT I P. M. A(Jmision, 50c. T.VDIrS HtFE TO GKANDSTWD. Only 15 Cents Arlington and Return ON SUNDAY. Flectric train leave 134 St. and Pa Are. about ever 45 imnutca. YVukIi.. Alcixnnilrln Jk alt. Vernon II .f. ii MELLISTON" For "Grippe." Hiailv recommended hr preminent p liaicians for told- ard Crippe, 00c a bottle. CHRIS. XANDER, 009 Seventh St. 'Phone 145. Only $1.00. Fine NickcUsfecl Frames with Crystal Lenses accurately fitted to your eyes. Old glasses taken in exchange. Oppenheimer's, MAM'FACTl RIXG OPTICI .N". 514 9th Street N. W. T Midr tntire cf V, INTUt H I1IAT. ',- X '' I There's No Other j Y Hour ou Hie market today ? X th.it'b in thi? same elu'-s with "Our Xe v y South" he- f cause it' made ! of W i ii t e r y Wheat exelu- $ si ely ifeog- T nied by the y highest author X -OUR NEW SOUTH" FLOUR. i. itiex as uiaking the best and 4. Z healihiest foods. -. iTry it nct time von order . I YOm CJROCEK SELLS IT. W. Ii. Tenney & Sons, X u J J. '. CAI'lTAL MIILS. COTII L WATFR ST5 .: KNABE mW53iaanW Pianos Sin lie X iirlslita nt Ail PIANOS FOIl ItEVT. rrleen. Wm. Knabe & Co., 1209 Pa. Ave. N. W. Hartfords, The Standard Single-Tube Tires. There is much longevity in Hartford Tires. ou mav liave them on any high grade bicvcle without ctra cost pnd incidental 1) becotm: eligible to our $1,000 Cash Prize Competition. Open to all bicyclists, both rren and women, and to all dcalera in tires virite for P1II7.K COVII'ETITIO.N book let, enclosing thu ad and a 2 cent stamp. HARTFOBD WM WORKS CO,, Dept. N, IIVlttTORD, CO.VN. AASIHGTOX BRANCH, 1113 14th Street N. W. T -H- $12.50 Suits TO ORDER All we atk w for vou to sec the cloths Tiiev'll convn.te vou of their own worth mess. If we told vou you never bought better for ?20 vou'd think we exairger atcd. But see the goods ard judge for jouraclt. rM.P.Fftzsimmons,91F. Yi-i-.-j All GIoicm llttcd to the linnil mill Ki-iit In repair for 1 jenr. ! I Last Call I For Easter i Gloves! J you want THE BEST X Gloves made In America, at the y lowest possible prices come to 4- us today, and be fitted. The greatest Variety o Fashionable Styles ever shown 7 in this city for Ladies, Misses and Men - $1 up. Gloves cleaned by our new 2 French Odorless Process. Satis- y faction guaranteed. - Louvre Clove Co. J New Store. 931 F St. Store Open Till 0 p. rn. Saturday. 4" The Angelus Piano Player Can Instantly be adjusted to anr piano Grand, Square, cr Upright, and anyone can pla it without ant knowledge of nruic whatever HccitaU from 2 to 5 o'clock daily at Droop's Music House, 925 hernia. Ave. Steinvra and other leading Pianoa. 1EHB TOW PLATES Are Crowns and Bridgetroik. TVe are thcroushlr experienced in this line abo, and wilt give our patierta the full result of utufac tion, comfort, and fit. Teeth and caps, $3 co $3. Tin KVAJS DL.VTAT, PUILOHS. Established 3S3 1300 F Street X. flra lch Office. XC7 7th Street K. W. W. SPECIAL prices in (Vi ment t dav. at depart I1ALNES' WASHINGTON STORE, Tenna. Are and Sth St. S.E. OIL HEATING STOVES t Reduced Prfcss $4.50, now $3.90 $2.90, now $2.68 The best cake Sattifactorr result. GAS STOVES, .S.". 51.25. Jl.t.$Ll &C0., 616 12th 1204 Q. TUCl'H! tuetii: Vrry best ct of teeth made, $4: 12 karat ColJ irorn. iZ 50, Gold fillings, 73c up. Teeth tiacted without pain, 25c Iterneraber, no f ine attjc ipiI to thu ofllcc. DH. PATTOK. Dentkt. 1213 Twelfth St. OUT TODAY!! Wright & Ditson's OFFICIAL LAWN TENNIS S"cST GUIDE f.'ankirc: of PUver', C lura piorthiin ard open Toiitna ments throughoirt the I n ted States and Canada. Photo graphs of tne Chsmpim-, llule of the Game, and Let ters of Interest. WRIGHT & DITS0N, B0S?&ss. Fcr sale by all Dialers in tldct.c Cxds. P nkicg. Ku'fiing. and all Mndi of fioe ditch ing Sow ing Machines repaired and warranted. $1 00. At OPPENHEIflHTS. 5M 9th St. N.W. ELEGANT rl.EbENTS For PREMIUM STAMPS EINa'S PAjLACE. 112-114 Tth St. ntt lUrket Pjcb. KILMER'S SUAMP ROOT SI 00 Size KILMER'S SWAMP ROOT 50c. Size SCOTrS EMl'LsIOX $100 Size SCOTTS EMULSION 50c Size COKE'S DANDRUr F Ct RE SI 00 Size 65c 33c 65c 35c .55c BELLADOXW POROCS PLASTERS 7rr 10c. or 3 for .' Casta r's Rat and Roach Ext-rmirutor, Q. 15c size '' Coctar's Rat and Roach hx. nnmator,JSr 25c size It,w John W. Jennings. Wholesale and Retail Druggist, 1142 Conn. Ave. Roofing Papers, Building Papers. Roofing Pitch, Paving Pitches Coal (or Cm) Tar, Oil of Coal Tar, Asphalt, Japan BIiclc Varnish, Creosote ( Deo Deodorant 1 At pen 15c fectant p;al. uu, t Germicide Slag for Roofing. Kails, Tir. Cap, ete. B. B. Warren & Co., MANUFACTURERS AND CVIIOtESLER3. Cor. 27tb and II sts. n.w. 'Phone 223ft. apl-lmp ' ' .!. 4r M A. LirU V PLAITING MATERIALS and SKILL Combine to Make - CORBY'S "Mother's Bread" the per of all breads Prof. David Chid-Ioh-. director of the- CbttBovr tartitttte of Milling awl Baking, (: "I find tint Corby Iirov bv the we of tbeir Patented Process et making douch. ahhitrty devetep 28 ft eent more gluten in the braid ifeia is es4ble h aBV other known roetfcd." lour grocer selM "MOTHEH'S BRKAD." Loot, for stamp and rrinm sub'timii. 5e loaf. Corby's Modern Bakery, 2335 Erigiitwood Ave. apll tf I'UOI'Os Vl.8. Dtl'OT Ql AKTLKM ISTEK'S OrtlCE, V, SH INOTO.N, D C , March 2, 1600 Sealed pro poxate, in triplicate, will tie received here until 2 I'. II . MONDU, AFKII. IS. 1900. tor formate in,; and dc4irens at VAaiB?iea Uarracfes, I) C . 41 artilterr hore. buy Information fur nuhed on apiicaCion FnTelepes eontaMp pro posals to be marked "Vnpoia fr Artillery Horse," and adikefed to ilAJOR T. E. TIM E. Quartermaster. rah29,39,3I.ap2.13,t FR0iO'i?l- for stationery and MteeellanaoiM SmjPPh? Deprtnint of Justice. VVjlwi)!j ton. U ( . pril 7. MOO. SiM proposefe m duplicate for rarntetuB- stationery ami imrr Uneou 5rp4it& fr the Department of J-4ie and for the United States tw? and J4fir a( officers lor the fiscal j-ar ixhn:r Jtine 30, I891. will le reeeivfd until 2 O't LOCK V M . MAY 3. liKXJ. and tben opened, those hr the Wpurtmen. im-'udinz fuel and th washisn; of wiwn. m the ofTee of the rhwt rterk and tho for tne lnitd bute Court is the Division of Account, both ia tne Department txutdin?, 135 K Street north we-t. Uajhini;tn 1) ( pnrat? pfMMvnli t be made (or the tippl e for the Department ai d tlise for the Court ltlank nrepccals am4 nther informatMrn will be furnwicd unon apttbeatinn to 1 1 e ornces named Th- right to rJrt My and all bids is reserved. JOIl.N W. GKK.GS. Vttorner f.eneral apc.H, 21. ri:OFOU.S I S Dennrtwent of AmntvHor: olbce of Secretary. W aohrngfn. I C. prl 2. I'-S-3kd protWMik win he rcctvl at the vOUt of the D4xrrinf: Clerk antil J f M Till ItsDAA. M 3. IS, for twnd&tmt -nl. dirin the ftcal rear rndinac Jorc 39. 1. fuiiuw:. statu nerr Ut- ratorr. hwihn ami sac1. ins boxes, fuel, painter . plumbers', we. Sower r t deanunr carpet-', telesraph ami hardware, Hj, mftroment. trap map frame, fomitnre, w tf paper, isma! tower-., and 1 tern. Fml in fornix ion hirnibcd n appt cation to the Rnhr inc Clerk or the WratN-r Rureao. fNdh mart h eled and addrei-l to the xrretarr o v culture, a acorcUtue 'i'y m-tmUMMm snf on liedule JVMr W 'LsOX, decretory apT It 21 2S myl i.ni..vr. notice::. OFFICE OF THI ( cMMF:-0ERn OF THK IHS TKICT OF COIl l:l-W whins-ten. vnvtl i. 1&66 special a'teiirent i,r ininimeat .Mk; upon the following properrT nuruur torn caaenkvi bv the Supreme Court of the Dnmct o CoJumhij ince the pa.i;e of the it ol Cwnaf", npptovrd I pril 24, lbm, prevulins tor mvant. ra , I'etitjoners. Eujtene W Howard et al (Eueoc J Howard. Ahce VV . Ilnwjni ti Htm ard. W Herman Ifonjrd and )fofr K. MowMri. I nn.i are the deriee if Theovhitoi Howard) square S70. went lulf t lot j bv hill mrmtb tbe of for ewer id jl'ev amounting to S44 t Xetws is herebr piven tliat the Commncinnei et the l)itrirt oi Coluadna. hf vwine of mBnntr -red -ed in them r td a-t tt Cow;t, ptapn to itie the aheve mentioned nrofertv tar th ! eal improvement nametL Parties intr4i 3ie herebv notified that said t maniHHMfc of th W trict of Chtmbu vrill i:ie a heannir nt the Dbtrict IwHAmr on the 17TH DAY OP AFfttL. Witt at 11 O'CLOC K V M . to any and ail per s n- who r (Wire ta ohjeet to sM iw nm ment heirr made J. B V MHT. J. W BOsa, LHN-IO H. BEACH, Comrotsewnera, D C. ap2.3 I2,14.em ESTVTE ol JaM P Rvon. decel, N!. SW. Dciket 25 Marr M l.'von, nxeet(ris. ha. with tve appnval of the Soprewe Court of the IMrirt of C olumbia. hoIUinc -pperal terra lor Ofptann Court btb.ie&. appointed FRIDIY. MAY 4, . AT 1 O CLOCK P L. as the time. ad m1 court room as the. ptue. for passwi; at elatm and making payment and ttrifaCioa tinder ake court directwn and ewvtrel. when and where ail creditors ami pefeea entitled to dtetrtkntrre lure or legncle or a reiie. ae notiied to Jt tcrd m pero or by agnt or attomer dnJir aothor lzed. with tfceir elairos agnin the estate pfnerlgr vouched. I'rerMled thi-s order be otli.hiii nnee in each of tHree gaecwwve weeks Vefate jM dny in the "U a4MHgtos Law KenotMr" ami tw VVahmgt)n Time Signed starch 2, YjW. Approved. CHVS C COtE. Jwtwe. LOl 1? DLNT. Hestetcr of Wilb. CRII:LE i JOrCbOV, Attorneys rch3I.ap7.14 POSTOFFICE NOTICE. WASHINGTON. D C. POSTOFFICE NOTICE. Shou'd be reaU daily as ehanee, aj acwr anT time FOREH.N VfULS are forwardei to vie onrte of ailing daily, and the schedule of ehmnni are arrarged or tb preaaraption o! their umntwwo ed overland transit For tne week on ding Aneil 14, 1HX. the lat coaneoting: tloets vsill fee made from this office a follow 31ailn for Joiith ami Central nierloa, "Went ImlifH. Kte. SATtRDY (d) At 20 a m Jor L. PLATV COLXTKlLs, per s Itiverto Irons t (0 t a m for V5&V.C. X. P , pr teamer from Miami. Fi StNDV h) It 12 n for ST PISRRS-MI-"oiELOV P"r steamer bom HwMnx. Mail for N'EUFOt NDL.VNH. hy rail to Nwth Svdnej. and thence via 4Mr. close fcere dntly except Sundav at 12 W m . and on Snndnfs only at II 30 a m (d) Ch) Mai' for MKjlKION. bv rH to BoMon. and theme via steamer, trtae here aMy at J: p. ra (d) CI B V MAILS close here, m Port Tampa. Fla . Wednesdays. Indays, and finadays, at 2r20 p. m ia MianM. Fla , Tt-esdays and Saturdays at 10 30 a. m. (0 . , , . Maila for MI-ICO. overbnd. unlea speotally addressed for despatch by steamers satHnff frera New ork. ck here daily at 10 30 a. m. and 10JUiU fT-r (C OSTA RK A. BELIZE. PUERTO C0KTh7. al GlATEMI-. by rail to New Or leans, and tieiK-e via tramr. ctese here daily at 10 00 n m . the conneeUuif eleses for whieh be mir Sundays and Tursdavs far COSTA RIC. and Mondajs for BELIZE, PUERTO CORThZ. and GUATEMALA, (c) Trnnx-Pacllic Alalia. Mails for AUSTK ALI V cexcept West AHtrafa NEW 7ILND. HAWAII. HJI anl SAMO VN ISLANDS, via San FrancLeo. close here dally at 6 35 p m . up to April 14, inckutve, far despaten per h s. Moana (o) Mai's for CHI . JAPAN, and PHILIPPINE ISLANDS." via Tacoma. cloe here daily at 8:S5 p. m . up to April 19. tor despatch per s s. C.c dvrm. (o) Vails for CIIINV. J I PAX, and PHILIPPINE ISLNDS. via Seattle, close here dally at 6:33 p in . up to April 19. for despatch per a s. Kiejan Maru. Rectstered letters muat be dlreeled "Via Seattle " (o) MaiU for CHINA. JAPW. IIAWAH. and PIIIU .n,.,x it ivni. vu Can Kraneisro. ekwe her ' daih at 0 35 p. m . up to April 20. laefeuive. foe desr-iteh per a. s. Mppon aiaru ya, Mails for HAW AH, via bin Francisco, ckxe nre daily at 6 35 p m.. up to April 27, inclusive, for despatch per . - Auttralia (o) JlaiU for AUSTRALIA (except West Australia, which coert via Europe, ard New Zealand, whieh goei : via 'an rranci'eo) II VW MI. and HJI ISL ANDS, via Aaneourer, c!oe here dailv at 815 p ' n,," up to -April 23, inclusive, facdepateh per s. s Miowera. (o) Mails for COCHIN CHINA are forwarded to New "iork for connection with European steamer. PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (Military Mali), de spatched to San Francuco at ail oleics for that office to connect with Ooverment transports, the sailings of wh-ch are irregular. (b) Registered maiU cloee at 1.00 p. m. sarna day. (c) Registered mails close at SsfiO p m. sama daj. (d Registered mails close at 5.00 a. m. same day. (e) Registered mails close at 1.00 p. m. pre vious Saturday. (O Resistered mails close at 1 00 p m. pre vious day. (hi Registered mails close at 12'00 p. m, pre vious da. . (k) Ressstered nuili close t aKSO p. ra. pro viou day. (o Registered maiU close at C.00 p. in. pre- j Tioua day. JOHN A. alEKIUTT. rwnnasler. ftyJjCia. i , -