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6:30 p. m.
Hie Tlmei Iln tno Larsest IJunn-Fiilo
Notwithstanding tho vigorous efforts of
contemporaries to keep up with The Times,
that popular newspaper still heads the list..
Tho total circulation of the Star last week
was 177,333, -while that ot The Times
for the same period was 218,719, or
40,886 nioro than the Star. The actual
gain of The Times over Its circulation for
last week -was 0,331, which indicates
a prosperity never before known in Wash
ington newspaper circles.
Tlio circulation of The Times Is bona-fulc
and Is not padded. It gives advertisers
better diplay, wider publicity, aDd hence,
larger returns.
On the IGtb day ot September, In the
year of ojrLordone thousand eignthundred
aDd ninety-five, before me, Krnest O.
Thompson, a notary pub!l3 in and for ald
District, personally appeared C. T. Rich
ardson and inado oath in duo form of law
as follows
Monday, Sept. 0 30,784
Tiieduy,Sept.lO :il,101
"Wediie-.diiy.St'pt.ll .'11,01'!)
Thursday, S)t. 12 38,200
I'rlday.Sept. l!l :il,0U7
Saturday, Sept. 14 :rJ,()20
Sunday, Sept. 15 22,088
Total 218,710
I solemnly Ewcar that the above is a
correct statement of the daily circulation
of The Washington Time!" lor the week
ending September 15, lb'Jo. and that all
the copies "were actually Fold or mailed
for a valuable consideration and delivered
to bona "fide purchasers: also that none
of them were returned or remain in the
clflce undelivered
Manager of Circulation.
Subscribed and sworn to before me. on
Uie day and vear first herein aliovc written.
Notary Public
The Indlgnntlon of Scnor Jose Andrade,
Venezuelan minister to the United States,
becnuse Don Alberto Fombona Palaeio, an
attache of the legation, was arrested and
fined in Nc wYork for Insulting women on the
6trect, is an unwarranted expression of
diplomatic freedom. Tho unnamable Im
pudence of a New York maglslrato in
fining such nn lmmaculato exemplar of
Venezuelan gentility Is an offense that can
not bo condoaed. And as the law provides
thnt tho magistrate, tho policeman who
arrested Don Pnlaclo, mid tho Insulted
woman who appeared against him shall all
bo Imprisoned for- three long years. It Is
refreshing to learn that tho high-minded
Venezuelan minister Is determined to havo
U enforced.
Tlio oulrago to tho peaco and dignity of
tcr.ezucla Is too great to bo quietly en
dured. Tho Insufferable Insult to the lega
tion must bo avenged. Even the wild horse
of her coat-of-arms Is on its bind legs In
angry protest, and tlio woman, the police
man, and the magistrate must go to jail so
that the horse can again get down to all
fours. Bat before proceeding to Inflict
such a harsh punishment It Is always best
to bo In a calm stalo of mind, and as tho
Venezuelan minister seems Superheated with
rage, it -would bo -well for him to engage
a corner In tho cold storage room ot tho
Center market until he can cool down to
a normal temperature.
Herewith find a composite editorial
hiado np ot extracts taken from tlio Star
bragatorial of yesterday, which are com
men ted on ad libitum by The .Times
Tho object of this unique method of quoting
a contemporary Is to Bhow up the royal
Impudence ot a-newspaper that relies upon
appropriating the Ideas of others for Its
success and prosperity. The weakness of
tlio Star for this penchant is a subject of
criticism In newspaper circles, and this last
attempt toconceallM hypocrisy by claiming
credit for defeating the trolley trust is a
fair example of its Star-light methods.
Vho language within the quotation marks
js taken from the Star editorial that not
Within tho quotation marks Is the comment
ofTheTimes. TheStarbeginsthefollowiHs
"It would be difficult for the Star to
express the gratification it feels" at being
given an opportunity to appropriate the
honor of defeating the trolley trust.
shares of trolley trust stock the assaults
were abandoned as soon as Jndge Cox's de
cision made it possible to rcmovetho trolley
poles, and its efforts were directed to ad
vising the Commissioners not to be hasty in
ordering them down.
"A suggestion by the Star was taken up
in tho Senate which limited the legal exist
ence of the poles and wires on New York
avenue. The limit was broader than the
Star expected it would have been, but the
Star accepted the three-year regulation."
This acceptance Is the first Intimation th
public has had that tbe Star regulates the
action of the Senate, and possibly It may
account forthcslowblundersth.itbody made
at its last session. "The Star may fairly
and not immodestly claim the credit" for
dolne sometblus It nnd neither tho courarje
nor Inclination to accomplish.- It was the
suit ot Tho Times against tho trolley trust
that caused the removal of the poles, and tho
Star can with equal Justice and fairness
claim credit lor having enacted tho last
tariff law.
"The downfall is not that only of a few
poles and wires; It is the overthrow of a
sreat conspiracy," a proposition Tho
Times had advocated from the bcslnning
of the controversy, and now that the poles
are sono the Star Is attempting to make
out Us case by appropriating that part
of The Times" trolley thunder. The pub
lic has only to go back to the files of tlio
Star anil read President Ncwbold's In
terviews to learn its exalted opinion of the
"great conspiracy" before the poles were
ordered down. At that time the trolley
trust was the soul of honor and President
Newbold was Its white-winged keener.
Perhaps tho public remembers that guile
like gush.
The truth Is the Star has played hot and
cold In the trolley question since the be
ginning, and no matter how hard It tries,
that fact cannot be concealed. The Times
brought the trolley trust to terms by Insti
tuting a suit for the removal of the poles,
ind the Star this time shall not hare that
honor. Not even with tbesworn testimony
of the trolley trust to back its claim.
Contractor Trank McVaugh will probably
Hud that he has involved himself in con
siderable trouble in conspiring -with his
men to vlolato the eight-hour law, unless
he can prove an emergency. Ill order to
work them overtime he caused the em
ployes engaged In putting up the structural
iron -work of tho new Printing Office to
sign an agreement waiving their right to
claim eight hours as a day's labor, but as
the offense for violating tho law Is against
the government Instead of the employes the
agreement is absolutely worthless.
Tho eight-hour law reads plainly, "that
nny officer or agent of tho government ot
the United States or of the District of
Columbia, or any contractor or subcon
tractor whoso duty It shall bo to
employ, direct, or control nny laborer
or mechaulo employed "upon any of the
public works ot the United States or of
the District of Columbia, who shall inten
tionally violate any provision of this act
shall he deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,
and for each and every such offense shall,
upon conviction, be punished by a Tino not
to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment for
not mora than six months, or by both
such flno and Imprisonment, in the dis
cretion of the court having jurisdiction
thereof." And as Contractor McVaugh de
liberately made an agreement to vlolato the
law, and, according to tho statement of his
employes, really did so. It Is difficult to
sec how tie can avoid submitting to the
It Is claimed that organized labor has
for some time past been looking for an
opportunity to test tho eight-hour law,
and 11 would seem that at last It has been
afforded. But perhaps Contractor Mc
Vaugh can successfully plead that an emer
gency existed, and If so he cannot be
The experiment tried by the city of
Glasgow In operating her own street rail
ways with greatly reduced fares has
proved a wonderful success. Aboutra
year ago new oud better cars; were put In
service, bhorter hours were given em
ployes, and a one-cent fare introduced.
In eleven months the gross earnings ot
nearly thirty-two miles of track were
$1,101,011, and the gross expenditure,
Including interest and the maintenance
and renewal of tracks," buildings, ma
chinery and plant; hor-a, harness, roll
ing stock and equipments, was S98C,782,
leaving a net profit of $118,120. It Is
expected that next year Uic results will
be even better, as tbe authorities In
charge havo profited by exiwrlcnco and
will make the expenses lighter.
There is no good reason why the samo
results should not obtain In any city.
With rapid transit the expenso ot operat
ing street railways Is considerably less
ened and greater Inducements are offered
for patronage. But ns most railway com
panies will not reduce fares so overyoody
can ride, their receipts nro necessarily
limited. It may be safely asserted that
If Washington street railways would glvo
the public a three-cent faro thclr-patron-age
would easily be doubled, and It wlB
bo seen that with such a result they
actual profits would-be Increased by about
Wherever the experiment of cheap rail
way fares has been tried the result has
been highly satisfactory, and, while there
is little prospect ot a reduction la this
city, the public should continue to de
mand It. -
The statement by Health Officer Wood
ward that there Is a considerable increase
ot cases' of typhoid fever will cause an
unpleasant sensation In the minds of the
Washington public. Our people are so
accustomed to boast of the city.'s sanitary
status, honestly believing that they have
a right to do eo, that the health officer's
announcement will come upon them like
a shock.
Dr. Woodward Is Justified in insisting
upon an immediate investigation of the
trouble, and urging the employment, for
this purpose, of a spcclaliuspector, for it
Is of the last importance to tbe community
that the true tause be discovered, so that
tbe proper remedy may be applied. It is
altogether probable that an Investigation
will disclose the fact that defective plumb
lug is largely responsible for the prevalence
of the disease." There are hundreds of
dwellings in the city, especially those
built many 3 cars ago, and In which the
plumbing has never been changed, that are
constant menaces to the health, not only
of the people occupying them, but to those
In adjoining houses.
In dwellings of this character sanitary
plumbing Is an unknown quantity. Ecwcr
gases aud other mephltie exhalations are
the rule rather than the exception, and tho
conditions generally are such as to invite
Defective drainage, resulting in damp
cellars and basements, is probably another
fruitful source of typhoid fever. Damp
ness ot walls, especially In frame houses,
is yet another ot the evils to be looked
Into in this connection. Altogether a
careful Inquiry Is in order to bring out all
tho facts, and householders and owners of
property can d much to make it effective.
The story told in the news columns of
The Times this morning of the inhuman
treatment of horses and mules, princi
pally the latter, on the Chesapeake and
Ohio Canal. Is nitlful In the extreme and
calls for Immediate and energetic action
on the part of the officers of tho Humano
Society. It is shameful to tho last degree
that among pcuplo who claim to be civil
ized such things should bo possible.
It is bad enough to work an animal six
days and six nights out of the seven,
worse to feed It so poorly that it Is
nothing but skin and bone; worst of all,
to so maltreat it as to maku'lt a mass of
sores and fit for nothing but the boneyard.
This Is so brutal that the law's severest
penalty ought to bo visited upon the
heartless persons who have no spark of
consideration for the dumb beasts whoso
patient labor Is the means whereby they
earn a livelihood.
The progress uf Invention will probably
soon relegate the towpalh mules to the
limbo of useless things, but while they
have to labor they ought to be protected
against brutality. Even' a lowpath mule
has some rights that man ought to respect.
The financial situation is changed some
what by the apparent preparation ut the
administration to sell another $0,000,000
in bonds. This alternative may not be nec
essary, but arrangements are being made,
and should emergency demand theTreasury
will again be replenished with British gold.
Tho balance-of-tradc apology for making
our Treasury a raiding ground for gold
speculator? is getting worn pretty thin.
The sudden export shipments of gold wheg
opportunity Is right, followed by a bond salo
and tho immedlalo return to the Treasury
ot tho same yellow metal in payment of
the bonds, is a costly proceeding to tbe
public, and should be stopped.
According to tho London Interview of
Comptroller Eckels tlio fault is with Con
gress, and it must be corcded that he Is
pretty nearly right- Tl.-cVTreasury should
cither bo divorced entirely from the bank
ing system or greenbacks must be abol
ished. Wncn times are good and revenues
exceed expenditures the disastrous weak
ness in our financial system -gold specula
tion In the Treasury reserve is not appar
ent. But when tho outgo is greater than
the income and the needs of the Treasury
are urgent, tho balance-ot-trade argu
ment furnishes a prolific excuse for ex
porting gold to force a sale of bonds.
Undoubtedly thero Is foundation for the
assertion that the balance ot trade against
us creates a demand for Treasury gold, but
how U 1 1 that speculators seldom uso their
own yellow metal for export, but call on
the Treasury for their supply? Perhaps
some of the speculators will answer this
While we can beat John Bull In a boat
Tice, he Is far and away the better con
testant when it come3 to a run on our
gold reserve.
, The funny thing about a man with a
skin disease Is the superficial character
of his humor.
Not even tbe Signal Service could account
for tbe sudden coolness of the weather
until it was known that cx-Presldent Har
rison was coming out of tbe woods.
Just now the Venezuelan Minister Is
busy with a storm of bis own righteous
wrath, while his attacbe, Don Fombona,
supplies the necessary lurid lightning.
Notwithstanding tbe many Cuban suc
cesses, the Spanish cable still continues
Its war of annihilation.
-A. comblnJllon between Roosevelt and
tbe Prohibition party would make Rum
While the Democratic party may not be
bo able to get together on tho Third term
question, it will fall in a heap when it
comes to denouncing another bond issue.
Some of our presidential booms seem
to be built on the pneumatic tire plan.
With uudimmed luster the Star beams on
the puLIle and shines up its trolley record
with another bragatorial.
Those anxious to prepare for cooler
weather will fluil that fall overcoats are
worn most about the collar.
Now that Chauucey Depow has relumed,
the feast of reason will again be added
to the dessert course ot our public dinners.
'Bout Most Anythin.
Murder will out. It now appears that
Durrant, accused of killing girls in San
Francisco, played in "Pinafore," when he
was 7 years old.
Boston bad a new woman who rode horse
back in a position of bilateral equipoise
over two years ago.
A water-color artist has taken a sketch
of the Newport clambake In operation, and
will doubtless immortalize it for the benefit
of posterity.
A Toronto blcyclo thief goes up to tbe
penitentiary for three years, and Judge
Dcnlson says be will lengthen the term
as long as tho thieving lasts.
The use of horseless carriages on com
mon roads in England will doubtless soon
be legalized in Parliament. ,-
A raft ot pulpwood one mile In circum
ference, and valued at $G4,000, has Just
been towed across Lake Michigan to a Wis
consin mill.
A "fur king" up in Maine says that only
139 silver fox skins were taken In the
whole world last year. They all go to Rus
sia, and they are worth from $130 to $300
Work for Census Office.
Tho Duke of Argylo complains of tbe
ovcnxipulatlon of the Highlands, having
had but twelve children himself.
Richard Powers and bis wife tout their
family to Brllllon, 'Wis., to be photographed.
When tbe photographer looked at the'Tour
tecn bead o' gal children" and tbe one son,
be btammcred, "My camera Is tonsmalL"
Mrs. Joseph Bryant, ot Whitley, Ky gave
birth to twins recently, completing a record
ot fourteen. She is sixty-five and Mr.
Bryant is seventy.
Joseph Layden, ot Maiden, W-Ta., is said
to be the proud papa of twenty-elgbt chil
dren, one a baby.
Tbe wife ot J. II. Moore, of Salt Lick,
Kyjj presented her husband with three olive
branches recently, and the veracious chron
icler notes tbe appearance on tbe Moorefa:
ot twenty-seven new pigs and two pups the
same day. Mrs. Samuel Border, tit Boscom,
Ohio, aUo has three babies ot the same age.
Every child born to n Cherokee Indian
owns bis full share nt the tribal wealth,
and the Income Is paid to the family in a
lamp until he Is twenty-one. Under this
system theCberokees are not likely to prefer
small families. '
Report That a Suitable Building
Has Been Offered.
jjjj ,
Donations ot Books rronilsed TJnlos
of Two Cnruentors Assemblies.
A largely-attended meeting of tho Labor
Bureau was held in The Times building
last evening, Mr. N. C. Sprague In the chair.
The committee on rules suggested that
as the question of the establishment of
the bureau must be referred back to the
local assemblies for Indorsement It would
be better to await their action before
formulating rules and regulations. This
suggestion was ncqulest.il in aud the com
mittee continued.
Tbe committee on site and building re
ported that they had found a building,
centrally located, which In their oplnlo'n
would suit the requirements. It was large
enough to accommodate all the local bodies
as a place of meeting, and with some IltHe
alterations and improvement could be
made sultablo for the Bureau and Work
Ingman'a Library.
The building, they were Informed, could
bo cither leased or purchased. It was
calculated that It would be much better for
tlielocalstocomblneand rent this building as
the rental would not amount to as much as
the locali are now paying in the aggregate.
If this were done the Bureau and Library
Hall would, practically, be obtained free of
rent. It is understood that the building can
be bought ut a low figure.
In caeo the local organizations decide to
Eccure this building tbe committee suggests
that a fulr be given for, in tills way, quite
t large amount of money could be raised.
The commltteeonbookB, reported thatthey
were assured that all the books needed could
be gotten free of cost and also that u large
nunilier of magazines and trades journals
would be furnlehed free.
The chairman ot the committee on site
and building was instructed to make a
full report of progress to the meeting of
the Federation this evening. The matter
will then tie referred to the various locals
for final action.
The meeting adjourned to meet on Mon
day next lu The Times building.
Carpenters' and Joiners' L. A. 17-18,
K. of L., met last eveuin? at Society Temple,
corner Fifth and G streets. Master Workman
J. E. Wilson presiding.
The report of the Joint committee from
Union No. 1 and Assembly No. 1748, favor
ing tbe consolidation -ot these two bodies,
was enthusiastically received, and the sec
retary Instructed to notify Union No. 1 of
the action of the committee.
Assembl yNor 1 will meet to-morrow even
ing, at which tmiotlnalactlou will be taken
ou the matter. If It concurs In the report of
tbe Joint committee the consolidation will
bo Immediately affected.
The comniilteo from the Labor Bureau
reported that their organization requests
that each local organization appropriate
$3 for the support of the Bureau. The
request was granted and the amount asked
for appropriated.
The delegates to the Federation of Labor
were instructed to, indorse the plan recom
mended for the establishment of a Labor
A committee from the Talnters' Union
were present to ask members of No. 1748
not to patroniie any business house display
ing lithographs' advertising Kernan's or
Allen's theaters. Tho request was granted.
Delegates -from the Federation of Labor
and District Assembly G6 submitted re
ports. Several applications for membership
were received. -
The regular meeting ot the Brother
hood of Carpenters,- L. U., No. 190, met
last evening at No. C27 Massachusetts
avenue. There was a large attendance,
President Bcrncr in the chair.
Reports from the Carpenters' Council
and Buildings Trades Council were sub
mitted by Messrs. McCarty and Rose.
A delegation from the Painters' Union
requested that no business house dis
playing lithographs advertising Kernan's
or Allen's theater lie patronized by
members of the Brotherhood of Carpenters.
The request was granted and it was fur
ther determined that no retail bouse which
receives Its supplies from firms display
ing the objectionable lithographs should
be patronized.
Tbe president appointed the Brotherhood
as a committee of tbe whole to watch these
play bouses and report any member found
attending performances at either of them.
Mr. E. L. Lomax was continued as a
delegate on the school committee.
The report that a member of the Brother
hood had been offered $2.50 per day for
nine hours work by tbe contractor at Al
baugbs new theater was referred to the
Carpenters' and Builders Trades' Coun
cil. Tho Bakers Drivers held their regular
meeting last evening at Bunch's Hall, "o.
31G Eighth street northwest. Three new
members were initiated and four applica
tions for membership received.
Committees from the Cigamiakcrs' and
Talntcrs' Unions were present to ask that
the members would have none but bluo
label cigars and not patronize business
places which displayed lithographs adver
tising Kcrnau's and Allen's Theaters.
Delegates to the central labor organi
zations were instructed to request those
bodies to place .Kraft's bakery on the
unfair list.
The meeting appropriated S3 for the
benefit of the Labor Bureau.
A fine of $2 will be imposed on any
member who attends Allen's theater.
In order that tpcedy justice should be
done Mr. Kick Auth, who had been placed
on the unfair lift, but taken tiff, a tpr clal
meeting of Butchers' Assembly, No. C341,
was called last evening at COO F street
northwest. The neeting was largely at
tended and was conducted by Master Work
man William Lott.
The Auth cate was the special order.
The report of 'the investigating committee
was received 'and adopted unanimously.
The report states 'that all differences be
tween Mr. Auth and the assembly had been
amicably settled "and recommended that
his name be stricken from the nnfnir list.
In addition to this the assembly recom
mended Mr. Auth-to the patronage of all
laboring men in the District.
The executive board was Instructed to
cal on Mr. Loeffler, butcher, and endeavor
to have him employ only union men in
his shops.
A resolution thanking The Times news
paper and the labor organizations of tho
city for tbe aid given the Butchers' Assem
bly in their troubles was unanimously
Mosaic and Encaustic Tlio Layers will
Twenty Thousand Men Will Ho Af
fected If tUo Order Ik Obeyed.
Scottdale, Pa., Sept. 1G. At a conven
tion of the coke workers here to-day It
was decided to order a strike at once at all
the works until the demand for an advance
made recently Is granted by tho operators.
If the order is obeyed it will affect
about 20,000, and will close down all tbe
works In the Conuellsvilio resion.
Odo of the biggest crowds of the season
packed the No w flatlona 1 Theater last night
favorites, Primrose and West's Mammoth
Minstrels. Thero are similar crowds lu
reserve ror every Dlght this week.
This familiar ccmulnatlon had the house
with them all night ana the theater rang
with shouts ot laughter and applause all
through the lively performance. George
II. Primrose, W.H. Wcitand George Wilson
are sull lelgnlng supreme from gallery to
plt.aud they are barkediipbyeuchadmlrablo
talent as Jimmy Wall, Auuy McLcod, John
Howe una John Whalen.
Tbe singers arc ot a superior quality and
the audleuco was quite In touch with them
and their songs. Among the good voices
are: A. W. Ilulme, John 11. Davis, Bert
Miller, James W. lieagoivGeorge Williams,
and William II. Winuom.
Ueorgc WlIttKi had quite a lot of new
and runny things to say, bis hit about Lord
Dunraven being-apropos and smart.
Tbe specialties are numerous and de
serve tbe name. There is excellent scenery
and brilliant coloring In several of the
A pleasing bill full or fun, music and
dancing wasprestuted at tbe Bijou Thea
ter, wnlch fully tested the limits of that
cozy little family resort last night.
Manager Esston presented one of the
strongest vaudeville sbuws-ever seen within
Its walls. He has certainly made n strong
bid to regain the name that the Uljou
enfoyed under his previous management.
i ne company comprised sucn wen-known
artists as tbe National Trio, F. 1. Bryan,
Nellie Poster, G. E. Moulton; liryani and
Ulchmondr familiar with all theater-goers
in their success here In Washington in
"Keep It Dark" and Seabrooke's comic
opera, "Tobasco;" Gerard and Thompson,
the two men from Verona; George W.
Anderson, cbautnlon laucy trick skater of
the world, usnisted by Ella Anderson,
who created quite a sensation with their
act: and Edwards and Kerr.eil. the trav
esty sketch artists. The great Drawee
gave a wonderful exhibition or his pow
ers as a manipulator and juggler, and
the Paynes piesented ope of the ttrttigest
musical acts In this country.
Tbe performance on tue whole was
pronounced a success, doing great credit
to the management In presenting, for the
first time, a clean vaudeville show where
ladles and children can attend, being as
sured that evirythlng will be as the man
agement has guaranteed. Matinee to-day
and performances every ulgbt this week.
When Peter F. Dalley flrf.t appeared In
"Tbe Country Siiort" tlio iK-aier-golng
public gave him a great reception, awl de
clared that it could not possibly be sur
passed, but tbey had not then seen his new
ular. "Tile Ni-'ht Clerfc ." ThU eomedv
is from the pen ut Jctin J. McNally, audit by
far the Ut he has ever produced.
When Dalley made his bow at the
Academy last night the house was packed
to the ilnors.
Like moit of Dallev's Plays. It has no
plot worth mentioning, and Its worih
lies In the catch v manner In which it Is
written and in "Pete" Dalley. He Is the
life of the performance and keeps the
audience in convulsions of merriment.
The comedian is ably fcupporled by Miss
Jennie Ycamjcs. '
There arc threr sencs, tho first repre
senting Owen More's apartments, the
second a police station in the -Tenderloin,
ami tbe third the lobby ot the Hotel
Blase. The last naia niugnlficent scenic
atfair, and elicited hearty applause.
The twelve hundred or so patriots at
Allen's Grand Ojiera House saw and heard
"Old Glory" dramatized in a new and
eventful play bearing its name
It took well, because It has In it
plenty of suggestion of the glory ond
prowess of the blue Jacket In foreign waters.
111 this case the audience witnesses the gal
lantry of nur Jack Tars on board the
crulMT Baltimore, which is put on tbe stage.
An American beauty is lu dire distress In
tlio hands or a heavy villain at Valparaiso.
Tlie villain escaies and takes to the sea.
wuere ue is ncrnauieci in nis piraiicai
craft by the Baltimore.
There is a sea fight, which is admirably
staged, and tbe action excites the audience
to a high pitch of enthusiasm when OH
Glory comes to thcrcscueof all.
The heroine Is May Harvey, played by
Miss Mildred Holland, ai.d the hero, Robert
Adam, played by Mr. Joseph Slaytor. The
funny man is Mr. Arthur E. Moulton and
the comedy lady. Miss Lottie Williams
Tbe typical Spanish beauty is Miss Rose
Tbe story Is a gocd one and the cast tell
it and present it wclL There is no time
for ennui in such a play as this. It Is lull
of action aid Stirling dialogue, and will
take well anywhere except in Chilli. It
will be on every night this week
Manager Kcrnan, of the Lyceum Tbeater,
hos a show billed this wecu that certainly
throws far into tbe shade anything that
the houFe has ever had. Harry Morris'
Twentieth Century Maids are tbe attraction
and they carried out tbe ulto-date flavor
of the combination with a swing and dash
that wouthcnialltheapplausetbey deserved.
The performance opened with an original
conception on the "new woman." entitled
"The Girl Bachelors Stag." John T. Han
son ns 'Tet." the Yankee clodhopper, Harry
Emerson and Miss Annie Carter in n skit
the American nightingale, louowea ine cur
tain raiser
A series of living pictures. In which Miss
Clarice Terry took a prominent part, were
presented. They were well staged.
Trotiably the best speciality In the sbow
was that of Coatcley and Genaro, in their
Ethiopian comely sketch and buck and
wing dancing. They como very near liing
thebestln thebujiness. CoaSIey Is a Wash
ington product and received the bolt of
the applause.-
The performance wound up with a bur
lesqiio entitled "Too much Trilby," which
brought down the boue. Harry Morris
Miss Leila Trimble, and Dave Genaro
wcro the life of the skit.
Police Suspected There TVns a Gam
bling Gnine and Swooped Down.
A squad of First precinct policemen
consisting of Officers Enimert. Flatbers
and Ilelan and bended by Sergt. Joe Acton
made a successful raid on an alleged gamb
ling game, about 12.40 o'clock this morn
ing, in an upper room of Addiwjn O. Ash.
burn's saloon, at No. t00 Thirteenth street
They arrested oud rocked up A6hburn.
as defendant, and three well-drescd young
men as witnesses.
For some time past the police have sus
pected that gaming wa's going on in the
place, and last night Scrgl. f chilling de
cided to make a raid. Selecting four
officers he went to the place and gave a
certain number ot raps on tbe side entrance
door. It being, the sergeant states, a signal
only known to a tmall circle ot visitors of
Avhhurif s nlnce. and the door was onened.
Tbe police pushed by and made their
way to the second floor, where In the
center room, tbey found a draw-poker
game In operation, with cards, chips,
money and other paraphernalia on a small
table, and four men playing.
Without resistenee, the men, including
tbe saloon-keeper, surrendered and were
marched out aud to the station, where
Asbburn was charged on the blotter with
keeping a gambling house. The poker
plavcrs gave their names ns Richard O.
Coleman, Leon Roth and Hugh H. Ash
bum, the latter a brother ot the saloon
keeper. All were locked up.
Fell From a Frolslit Cur.
George Johnson, a railroad employe, fell
from a freight car abuot 10 o'clock last
nlzhl on Virginia avenue Routtnvest, re
ceiving several contusions of the ankle and
right thigh. He was removed to the
Emergency Hospital, and then to his home,
No. C5 H street northeast.
Cnt Willi u Itnzur.
linry Johnson, colored, ot No. 71G Third
street northwest, had a badly Incised
wound of the rtabt tliiuh dressed at the
Emereency Hospital last uijrht. The wound,
she said, ivas inflicted with a razor by an
unknown man.
nollidayshiirg. Pa., Sept. 1G. non. John
A. Lemon, ex-auditor general of Penn
sylvania, and tbe present incumbent of a
seat in tbe State senate from the Itlalr
Cambria district for the fifth term, died
at bis home in this city at 1:30 .o'clock
this afternoon ut typhoid pneumonia.
Pontine, Mich., Sept. 1G. Ezra R. King,
Michigan's oldest turfman, died suddenly
at Bturgis, Mich., yesterday. He was
born In New l'ork State in 1825 and
came to Michigan with his parents a few
years later. He has been his entire lifetime
a follower of the grand and minor circuits.
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 16 . Kev. J. C.
Martin, pastor of Queen Street Methodist
Episcopal Church, and a prominent member
-f the Virginia Conference, died in this city
,-niKht, at D:30 o'clock, aged fifty-nine
years. Ho leaves a wife and six children,
three sons ajid three daughters. He had
been sick about three months.
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 10. Mahlon P.
Hutchinson, president of the Catawlssa
Railroad, died hore to-day after an illness
of two years. Mr. Hutchinson has been
associated with the Catawlssa road almost
from the date of its organization.
Every Boy Wasls a Bicycle.
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fn whose names checks representing tho three largest amounts
of cash purchases marlo In any departments or our store shall
be deposited In the locked box provided to receive them on
tho first floor
Beginning To-day, Sept. 17, a! 7:30 A. if.
Closing Tuesday, October IS, at 6 P. ft
The Boy credited with the
largest aggregate amount sets
Crescent Bicycle
BE CAREFUL that you
purchase, as duplicates cannot be Issued.
BE CAREFUL to Indorse upon It name and address of
the boy to whose credit you wish the amount placed
before depositing It In the box.
Norfolk and
Steamboat Co
Every day In the year for Tortress Mon
roe. Norfolk. I'crtsmoutn. ana all points
South and Southwest by the powerful new
and "Washington." leaving dally
on tbe following schedule
Southbound. Northbound.
Lv.Wasn'lon 7.00 pm Lv.rortsraoTi 5:50 pra
Lv.Alex'd'ja 7:30 pm Lv.Norfolk . G:10 pm
Ar.Kt.Monr'efi:30 am Lv.rt.Mouroo7:20 pm
Ar.Norfolk.. 7:30 am iA.rAlox'dria 6.-00 am
Ar.Portsm'h 8:00 amlAr.Wash'etonG:30 am
POSITION" and the resorts a; Fortres
Monroe. Virginia Beach and Florida will
find this a very attractive route, as it
breaks tbe monotony of an all-rail ride.
Tickets on sale at C13, 610, 1421
Pennsylvania avenue. B. & O. ticket
office, corner Fifteenth street and New
York avenue, and on board stcamers,
wbere time-table, map, etc., can also
be had.
Any other Information dclred win
be furnished on application to the under
signed, at the comreiny's wharf, font
ofSeventn street, Washington. D. C.
THONE 750.
Overlook Inn
Is Perfect Nowl
Tb drive Is deliglitful. tia scenery isnpb,
the hotel U unexcellol.
Every Evening.
Coaches connoct at 4, 3, s0, 6, 6:30. 7. 7:20. 8,
8:30,0,10, II, lip. m. itlthMet. Car Line at 8th.
and E. Cap. str. and niih Cable Cars at hth and
Pa. ATe. se. Fare, round trip, S3c. Coach
leaves tbe Arlington at C p. m.. stopping at
Chamberlain's, Mioreham ana tbe Kalelgh,
passing Palge'e, Itfirgs House. Itanlall and Vtll
lards, theuco by way of Fa Are. Fare, round
trip, Wc.
To Norfolk - Return
FOR $2.00.
Leaving Washington SATUnDAY.SeptemberS
at C p. m. and returning Monday at 7 33 a. m.,
giving passengers boncllt of trip from Norfolk
to the Capes. Socnre staterooms and tickots
at boat or at General Ofuces, 111 N. Y.Avenae,
Tickots also on salo nt follow ticket offices:
Marmaduko's, 433 l'a. aTo; Mays'. 611 Pa.
aT.: Davis'. Central National Ban&Bldg., and
at Frank's, 611 Fa. are.
General Manager.
? Nos. 3 and 4.
Call and examine
them at
1M6 F St.
A hundred thousand pair ot eyes
will Bee your Want "Ad" It It's In
Tbe Time.
We'll Give
the Three
The Boys credited with the
second and third largest aggre
gate amounts get
I Junior Bicycles
take the check at tho time of
To save you their
All have an equal
chance to win
the wheels.
"Saks' GornBr."
National Park.
Came called at 4:15 p. m.
Admission 25andB0Cts.
T EsiTA&n U. AU.EX, Jlanajer.
Matinees, WednesJar and Ssrarday.
WM. A. ERADT'S Comeilj Drama,
By Chas. X. Vincent
A graphic story of tho Chilian Incident.
tl.50, J100, 75c, reserve!
SO and Sc, admUslon.
NEXT WEEK "The Bachelor's Baby," tria
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew, urrler the dlreo
tlon cf McKee Eintin.
THE BIJOU THEATER. Week commeadna
Matinees TnesJay. Thursday and Saturday,
The vreek of tessatton.
Novelty Extravaganza Co.,
National Tree.
Harris and Walters, Jerard and Thompson.
Alice Hanson, Edwards and Kerne'.!, lb
Great Drawee, Evans and ldoa May
Adams, Charles IL Duncan. William
U. Anderson, the wonderful
Trick Skater.
Admission to first floor, 25o.
Eycnlncs, 25, 50. 75c, $1.
Mntinoe. t?.S nn.l SO rar-Tn4
JOHN J. McNALLVS Happiest Effort,
The Night Clerk.
Next Week The Great Electrical Drama,
i.v Every Evenlnc. Wed, and Sat. Mats.
Tho -Mighty .llonnrchs of Mlnstrclsy
With the greatest com
pany they ever
owned. In
Next Week Daniel Frohman's N. Y, Lyceum
Th'ater Co.
Twentieth Century Maids.
NEXT WEEK John F. TleU's Drawing Cards.
Jockey Club,
Racing Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays until fur
ther notice.
General Admission. 50 Centi.
SIX RACES each day. First rase 5:15 a. rn.
Special trains direct to grand stahl from Siiti
streetsutloa at 1:2) and 1:13 p. m.: other trains
Telephone! Ufflc US T IL n.
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