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Gen. MUcs Studying tho Question of Its
Ue Fully Exposed England's Land
t Grabbing Policy.
Cleveland Message Will be Publicly Ap
jilauued January 4.
Jlrave Woman Saics the Life of a Help
less Drunken Man.
Appointed by Senator Carter on the Dis
trict Hoard.
CoIoredExpcrtsDisagrecCouccmlngTheir' Candidates.
Annlc Executed the Hula-Hula and Was
Cose of an Almost Starving Family on
Eighth Street.
Senator McMillan's Measure for a Free
. Public Library.
The Mississippi Congressman Has Some-,
thing Interesting to Say.
Read at 11 Meeting ot tho Diocesan Stand
ing Committee.
Chlef Justice Ulngbam Decides In Favor
ot Complainants.
Read and Referred to the Finance
Nattvcs Thought It Was an Uncanny
Monster and Fired Shoe
Extraonliiiary Accident in the Ohio River
Near ntlsbjrjr Today.
Cleveland WUI Forestall a Free Silver
Rider on the Bond BUI.
Interstnic Emancipation Conference at
Secretary Hirbcrt Will Recommend Ex
penditure of SC.000,000.
Uospital Ininmcs Thought a Man With a
Fit Had Hydrophobia.
Is a Galu, Time for Men's and Maidens'
Wew Woman will Soon Be Able to Exer
cise Her Ancient Privilege.
. . Something Wort
Considerable surprise is expressed here
ami Ihcic at tho almost phenomenal uc
ccss that has attended the, operations or
Jhe Cuhan insurgents during the past three
weeks. As a VLole Inferior in numbers.
though In Isolated JaMjnecs meeting the
enemy with superior force; poorly equipped
ami annul as comjuretl with the SpinMi
1 soldiers; lacking 'the systematic drill of
rregiiUrsold'erthey have performed feats
iuai wuuHUiUj.cirjui to veterans. 1 or a
great p.m ofthis credit must le Riven, of
course, to the cdmlnitile strategtsm of
Gen. Mncnno Gomez who, surmounting
a!loatnclcs, notccl-uecc-edid in piercing
the Spanish line, lint In Interposals himself
between tkemand their l:ie or supplies.
The 1 hicf reason, however, of tills superh
lighting of undisciplined men is to be
Wmnd In' Use cnn3e for which they are
battling. From it they set enthusiasm. In
spiration, courage, endurance. It ls the
plrit or liberty that animates them. The
Spanish soldlcra light because they must,
and though they urc brate in battle it is
the bravery born of discipline, not of pa-
. - Public Library
All sorts or bills arc introduced in Con
gress in Jhq course of a session. Borne of
theni never get bejond the pigeonholes of
the committee to Tili.ch tl.ey are referred:
otliers never ought lp leave those hiding
places. But now and then a measure is
brought .forward that has leal merit, uud
it Is a pity that this is not promptly recog
nized and the bill enacted into la-tv. Such
a one is tl c bill introduced in the Senate
yesterday providing for a free public library
and readingroom in thcDlstrict of Columbia
,vrhlch shall form a part of the public sc'iool
system and ll.e expenses of ivlitch are lo
be included in the regular annual estimates.
A rrcC public library is a logical appendix
to a free schcol system. It ts, as It ivcrc.
a post graduate courtc of general educa
tion. It has been frequently suggested
ns a desirable, almost a necessary thing In
"Washington, but in tcme unaccountable
-way the matter never went any further
,than tho suggestion. There are few cities
of the size of Washington that have i.ot a
public library of sonic description. It is
especially tL boon to people ivho, though
Too Great
Commissioner Trursdell lias undertaken
to rend the riot act to a reporter who
dared to criticise the refusal of the Com
missioners to give out evidence taken by
the police star chamber trial board against
certain patrolmen. It is not the purpose
of The Times to arrogate to itself the
right to enter the lists on behalf of tills
Iiartleplar downtrodden reporter. Tor the
paper be serves is quite competent to
take cure of itself and him, tuo. This,
however, 'is matter that concerns not only
every newspaper whose reporters are sent
to the Commissioners' office to get the
news, but -which more even than the news
papers affects the people of the District for
whose information the news Is gathered and
- It Is to be feared that Mr. Truesdell
falls to comprehend that his appointment
as a member of the Hoard ot Commissioners
of the District of Columbia did not confer
upon him any dictatorial powers. If In
his curtain lecture to the reporter he ex
pressed 'tbeBeutlments of his coDcagucs,
then of course. this criticism applies to
Probable Offer of
Tor -the second time within two decades
an opportunity is ottered tho United States
to acquire a desirable naval station In
tho West Indies. In 1868 Denmark of
fered to sell us the Islands of St. Thomas,
Santa Cruz, nnd SU John, and the offer
was .declined, whether wisely or not, need
not hcre.be considered. Now again King
Christian would like to dispose ot them,
and tor the very natural reason that to so
small a power as Denmark distant colonial
.possessions are, rather a burden and a
source of weakness.
In looking around for a purchaser Ger
many -would' be 'first In line, because the
has no colonial possessions in the West
Jndies, and -would be glad to get them,
bat the Danish hatred of the Germans is
too ingrained to make possible an offer of
something the laltor co vet. England would
bo a likely purchaser, and in view of the
closo family relations existing between
the reigning houses of Great Britain and
Denmark, a urefcrred one, but for reasons
A "writer In a current magazine number
tdb "what iriakes a great editor. It may
lie that the great editor is the man at the
head, ot a newspaper which has great re
porters. International Justice Is a beautiful and
poetic thins, and Armenia will get it about
tho time, -when there are no Armenians.
Grover Cleveland, liberator of lots of
red fire, has not yet quite readied the
stature or.Slmon Bolivar, liberator- ot Vene
zuela. It approaches llio lime when Comptroller
Bowler Is due to-arlse and take an uncon-
jlilutlpnal qtroll down Bond Issue Avenue.
Why not swear off swearing off?
This Is tho time -when newspapers with
funny columns give themselves away by
printing almanacs.
The enterprising morning papers In New
York should print, coming events schedules
ot robberies and murders "on" for the day.
Xfter alAiie messaging there appears to
be a great disagreement among financiers
.whether the retirement of the greenbacks
or the retirement ot the messages would do
the' inoro good.
A Puzzling Case.
Miss Gnshlngtoa-Oh, Jack, I could not
live without you.
Jack Impecunious I don't sec how the
deuce you are going "to live with ine. De
troit Free Press.
Their Bond ot Sympathy.
First Oflico Boy You pull a big stroke
with lhoold man. don't you?
Second Office Boy You bet I do! We
ride tue.ssins kind ot bike. Puck.
h Fighting For.
trlotl'in. Their hearts are not In It.
It is altogether different with the in
surgents. Every bullet they fire is sped
by . prajer for speedy deliverance from
the Spanish joke; every blow they strike
Is nerved by tho same thought; every plan
tation that is made to go up in Mnokc Is a
sacrifice offered up on the altar or patriot
ism. All this accounts ror the Cubans'
success. A temporarydefi-atonlystlmulales
them to new etrorts. One is ulinost In
clined to believe that even if u pllthid
battle were to be fought ami tho disparity
or men and gunnot too great the patriot
hosts would not fall to give a good account
of themselves.
The Cubans have staked their all in this
struggle. They are devastating their own
beautiful Isle in order to deprive the en
emy or revenue. They are fighting for all
that la dear to men for f reidotn, for fam
ily, ror home. No sacrifice Is too great that
may bring Ihem a step nearer to the goal.
In this consecration to their country lies
the secret of their present success nnd or
that which will finally crown their cause.
for the District.
in fairly comfortable circumstances, lack
the means to buy a largo or expensive stock
of literature and for the most part, there
fore, have to content themselves with mag
azlnes and other literature of more or less
ephemeral character.
Apart from tlic first cost of Inctltuting
such a library, which, according toBenator
ilcMlllan's bill, is to be housed In the new
municipal building, the running expenses of
such an ostablUhmcnl need be comparative
ly slight, ir Congress will butprovldc that if
duplicates of any publication are sent to the
librarian of CongresR under the copyright
law, one copy Is to be given to the District
library. Nor Is it to Le doubted that, once
established, i I would soon and frequently be
the recipient or valuable donations of books
from citizens ot the District. .
The general usefulness of such on Insti
tution need hardly be argued, for It is loo
-well recognized. There -would seem to be
no gcod reason, therefore, "why the bill
Just introduced should not be quickly per
fected nnd rasscd.
For Censure.
them also; If not, it Is for him alone. Mr.
Truesdell further labors under n grave mis
apprehension when he thinks that reporters
have access to tho District offices as a
matter of "conrtesy." They are there as
a matter of right In the discharge of thelr
duty, which they could not properly per
form without being arrorded the facilities
to gather the news that Interests the
The greatest mistake ot all Commissioner
Trucseiell makes when he imagines him
self above public criticism of his acts as a
public official, hi this respect he does
not occupy a position more sacred or more
august than does the President of the United
Stales, -who, as Mr. Truesdell Is no doubt
aware. Is occasionally criticised in the
public press. The meat upon which even
a District Commissioner feeds. docs not eo
tend to greatness as to eempt1ilm, any
more than any other public officer, from
censure, if. In the opinion of'n newspaper,
he deserves it.
Mr. Commissioner Truesdell would uVi
well to haul In his horns.
Naval Stations.
best known to himself old King Christian
gives the United States the first chance.
It would be folly not to avail ourselves ot lt-
Wlth a constantly Increasing navy nnd
with International complications of more
or less gravity in prospect in the near
or cjislant future, the United States stands
in need of naval stalloas, and nowhere
more so than In the South Atlantic, where
our coasts are menaced by Great Britain
in the Bermudas nnd her West Indies pos
sessions. Much as we may talk about
our friendship with England, It 4s the
only country with which the United States
are In greatest danger of getting into trouble.
England has girdled the globe with naval
stations. The United States has cot a
single one.
Whenever the proffer of tho three Danish
Islands is tnado it should not be lightly re
fused, but receive that favorable consider
ation which Is called for by the advantages
that would accrue from Its acceptance.
Now that Dunravea Is gone we feel free
to express our surprise that he uttered no
plaints when the pilot boat got dose to the
steamer that brought htm here.
Mr. Campos wishes it distinctly under
stood that he has not resigned and it Is
also to be suspected that the insurgents
have not yetsevcred connections with their
It this thing keeps on Carlisle might
sell his bonds to the Now York diamond
collectors syndicate.
Mr. Lodge again strung out a Moody
shirt on the Venezuelan line.
Tho greatest opportunity ot Lord Dun
rnven's life will come -when he may enlist
lor tho Venezuelan "War.
Tho burglary situation In New York up
to date stands as follows:
The police have cues,
The reporters have theories.
The robbers have the diamonds.
It again becomes necessary for Washing
tonlans to wash the water they bathe In.
Many rich resolutions will be dead broke
One Sncli Enough.
He (significantly) I arri my father's only
child, you know. Miss Blocd.
She Well, you can't blame him, Mr.
Sappy. Brooklyn Life.
Correct Imitatlom
Tho Boy Say, Marie, let's play we're
father and mother.
The Olrl ATI right; you begin.
The Boy Oh, would that I had never
been married. Fllegende Blaetter.
Mr. Mansfisld's Hew Play Is
Gloomy, Tense and Masterful.
Tim .Murphy I'laytsl to 11 House of
Frli'itds at 1 ho 'Grand Delia Fox
at tin Now National.
"The Hlory of Roillon, the Studi-nr," was
giwn its flna production In this illy bj
Mr. Muiufieid ut the Lafuyetle Square
theater last evening.
The play is one or intense gloom, poverty,
misery, vice ami crime. There are few
bright patelies 'hi 'the picture, the few
flushes of light being ccmcjcd rather tn
ferentlally tfcaujdlrectly.
Mr. Mansfield u tf.e student, and from
the time he tntcrs'ulAil he leaves the stage
then" Is no break' In the intense nenous
strain, the exemplification ot which in
his planning if iliurtler, and his remorse, is
the thief merit of his role.
He Is a II11 ink finad de facto, both having
a mission to net the1 world and Its ways
aright. Mr. Mnfleld was snperb In the
fourth nnil.ldstgbcenes.
The antlthesisJofsKodlon Is Ron la, quite
a jDung girl, -with a past the result ot
mUrortune ralbqr tlian of Inclination, by
Mhlch artifice of the playwright she ap
peals Mrongly t .the best sensibilities of
the uudlcncc. In the hands of Mks Bca trice
Cameron, Houia is made, or rather det elop
cdt truly, naturally, and artistically along
the lines of the tharucter of "Crime and
Punishment," the work on which the play
is founded.
Another character which Is well conceived
and iiortrayedls ihcVladiinirotMr.Edmund
D. Lyons. The minor characters are well
played so that on the whole tho perform ance
is admirable.
Mr. Mansrteld's clientele in Washington Is
very large. They did him honor last night
by being present very numerously at Lafay
ette Square Opera House.
Tonight the iuay will be Uie "Emperor
Nniioleon," In which the fad nnd a poiiular
actor will meet on common ground.
If any one doubts the popularity of Mr.
Tim Murphy In his native city, he should
have dropped into Allen's Grand Opera
House Inst night when the curtain rose on
tliat old favorite, "A Texas Htccr."
Maverick Hrunder, Bossy, Ma J. 1'cll and
the others arc almost as well known to
Washington audleuces as they are to the
author, Mr. Ilojt, himself. Season after
season this play returns to Washington
and Is welcomed as an old friend.
ilr. Murphy's Inimitable acting lends a
charming q,ialntness to the Texan cattle
king that endears the character to all
who base seen it, and his experiences at
the Capitol are just as laugh-producing
as ever.
Mr. Murphy lias played this part for
several seasons, and It would be hard to
tell Just how many tunes tie has come to
Washington a protesting representative of
his Texan constituents, and yet there is
the same frcshnes anil spirit about his
acting that characterized his rendition of
the part when he was but a member of
Mr. Hoyt's company and had no thought
or starring.
Miss Dorothy Sl.erwood as Ilossy was
very clever, and especially In her scene
with the new dress on her first appear
ance In foclety.
The other members of the company were
all good and the negro quartet was well re
ceived. Manager Schmclz or baseball fame
stood by the door and beamed on bis many
Delia Tox in "Flcur de Lis" appeared at
the New National .Theater last evening be
fore a house that. was ot the kind that"ls
described as "crowded to the doors." This
is the first time this clever opera has been
seen here and the second that Miss Fox
has visited us at the head ot her own com
pany. "Flcur de Lis" Is; not original with Messrs.
Goodwin nnd Furst, the librettist and com
poser, as lo plot, wit Uie lyrics and music
aroclaimed as new. Th jjtory tells ottwo
but who have quarreled over a supposed ln
herltauoe. War Iswsged nnd goes hard
with one of the" oimtestnnls.-who proves lo
k the father oIThSir devLls.
The latter isa:JHghtly young person
alio helps her pnrc&t tn his troubles-flJKT:
finally dIscovcre?Uj$rMssing will, which
-gtveshimthe dudy2
Mr. Goodwlnha certainly put- forth
"ills best efforts tf-thls opera, and the 11
bretto is one of tSc lTittiest and most pleas
lag that he bajf c"vcr turned out.- Mr.
Furst's music Is- bright, but exceedingly
reminiscent. -
Jefferson Dc Angells and Alt Whdan
furnished the bulk of the amusement and
kept the audience in an excellent humor.
Miss Fox has grown thinner since last
seen here nnd U the same sprightly young
miss who used, to sing of the babbling
brooks, etc. The' supporting company is
the beet any comic opera star has brought
here this season and the opera Itself will
rank alnivc many that have been termed the
successes of the season. Melville Stewart.
Charles J. Campbell, Charles Dungan, Vella
Knox. Kate Uhart, and the other raemlicrs
of the cast all filled their roles accept
ably. "Shadows of a Great City" began a
week at Uie Academy last night, to the
enthusiastic delight ot the gallery gods, and
a good audience downstairs, notwlthstand
lug the liidcmcnt weather.
It is well known lo theater-goers as one
ut several similar produclkinsln Ibe melo
dramatic line, which "were brought for
ward about four years ago. Its popularity
with the people is hilly attested by Its
favorable reception here.
In the present case it is handled in an
able fashion by no less a Company than
tliat which supports Mr. Joseph Jefferson
when on the road, and is under the manage
ment of his sou. Thomas Jefferson, who
has a prominent part'ln the piece.
The play Is replete Willi strong situa
tions, and gives opportunity for the dis
play or talent and Judgment hi the de
velopment ot Its dines. It Is taken full
advantage ot in Ibis respect by the pres
ent company.
Miss Annie. Ward Tiffany as Biddy
Ronnn, J. W. Jefferson as Jim Farran,
und William Beach and E. B. Tlltun nro
excellent in their rojee, Mr. Tllton nnd
Mi6st Tiffany being especially deserving
of the applause whidi Ihey received.
The play will be cuutinucd for the rest
of the week.
Weber and Fields Own Company opened
to a crowded house last night at Kemau'g
Lyceum Theater.
Lottie Gilson, the llttlft magnet, who,
at one time in New York City, was as
popular an Yoette Qullbert Is now, Is
tho card ot the company. She has lost
some of her pristine glory, but is still
Jimmy Hoey, a brollicr ot "Old Boss"
Hoey, did n war drama, with the assistance
of an efficient property man, gave nn imi
tation of Lord Dunraven, told Some funny
stories, nnd even Indulged in a little
ventriloquism. Iloey's versatility is little
short of wonderful.
Dick and Bob Cornelia nnd two younfr
tallies, known as the Acme Four, did their
well-known but always highly laughable
act, "Tubb's Visit."
Billy Emerson, a burnt cork artist well
known in the realms of minstrelsy, gave a
clever and refinetl monologue entertainment.
Emerson's humor, however, was most too
subtle for the andience.
Belle Rlrlieek's. feats ot contortion were
wonderfully executed, even If ftlicdldapnear
in a long dress.' Drummond Slnley played
acceptably on a number of Instruments.
Weber nnd Fields' "Schcutzcnfest" act
went Willi a rush, OS did that ot Lncnder
and Thomson.
Marietta nhd Belldal and their (mined
cockatoos closed the show. Thfas act is one
of the strongest on the vaudeville stage.
TTreistllnn; vvlth, tlio Vernacular.
I have before me aJettcrfroma Parisian
friend, a gentleman bt 6orac literary note
In his own country, who informs me that
he Is learning English by the aid of a small
text book and i. dictionary, without nny
otber Instructor," and he adds: "In small
time I can learn so many English as I Iblnt
I will come to tho" America and go on the
scaffold to lecture." Mt-tbcdlst Herald.
When Saks Says
x tho choice of
$22.50, $20. $18 and $16.50
Suits, Overcoats and Ulsters
you may aopond on it, they
are $22.50, S20, SI 8 and
S 1 6.50 values.
This is the second day of
these extraordinary offerings.
Tail Dress rigs ready for you men who are co
ins into society tomorrow.
Pa. nve. and 7th St ' Saks' Corner."
Completes Commission for Electing
Republican Delegates.
As the Cuho -N'cuv Stands It Is u
Combine Against Andrew
Col. Myron M. Parker has beenappolnted
by Chairman Carter of the National Re
publican committee the third coniinifuuoner
to conduct the primary election for dele
gates Irani the District ot Columbia to the
Republican national convention.
This announcement was made In a public
statement by Chairman Carter justcrday,
when nlso was given out a letter to Col.
Parker reciting the action ot the national
committee In the premises, which was the
basis of Col. Parker's appointment, the
whole committee to select two, and the
chairman the third member of the com
mission. The powers of the commission or board
are described in the following extract from
Mr. Carter's letter, the first part of which
deals with matters now no longerof Interest:
"It will rest with your board to prescribe
all needful rules and regulations relative to
the time and places for the holding of
primaries, andappolntnicntofjudgcsof elec
tion, the inamicr ot voting, and the certifica
tion of the results, and notwithstanding
the call for the national comention, if you
can. by any means calculated to bring about
the desired result, secure the election of the
delegates direct at the primary elections,
"However, if you find that the effort to
thus reach a definite result will but lead
to confusion and defeat the purpose of the
resolution, you will be at liberty to provide
for a convention of delegates as contem
plated by the call for the national conven
tion. "The board, of which -you areappolnteda
member, is, by the resolutionreferreit to. sub
stituted for the time being as 10 selection of
delegates and alternates to thcnational con-
cation for all existing local party ma
chinery." The (flection of Col. Parker as the third
man Is to outward appearances a fact
strongly In favor of the Perry Carson
canvass, and of Col. Parker's canvass.
There was an open breath lictween Mr.
Glcason and Col. Parker at the recent
mass meeting at G. A. R. Hall when the
latter accused the former of bad faith.
Col. Parker came to the rescue of Perry
Carson at this meeting. The enemies of
the latter had circulated the report that he
would till the hull with toughs and crap
shooters, and it was on the faltb of CoL
Parker that the hall was obtained.
The canvass to nn outsider nowlooks like
a Parker-Carson combine, whether the
"ddegates be elected direct at the primaries
or by the comculiou plan.
Johnson's I'emurkable Work at Home
Is Spoiled by a Dream.
Topeka State Journal.
This is about a man who put up a stove.
It is unnecessary, perhaps, to go farther
with it. You know In advance Just how be
swore and tore and spoiled the carpet, and
the pipe didn't fit and he skinned bis
knuckles nnd cut his finger and spilled soot
down the Iretck of his neck and finally went
uptown and got six men to finisn the Job.
"Johnson," said Johnson's wife at dinner
yesterday. "I want you to come home early
this afternoon. I want that sitting-room
stove up and going by Sunday."
"All right, my dear," said Johnson, "I'll
be home at 4."
So that afternoon Johnson's wife sent the
children over to visit on the other side of
town and stuffed rags In all the cracks fo
deaden sound. After a fervent prayer that
all the neighbors would be out ot town for
a few hours that afternoon, she was ready
for Johnson.
He arrived promptly.
"The stove Is out in the woodshed," said
his wife.
The stove was not very large, and after
Johnson had dressed himself for the occa
sion, with the help of Mrs. Johnson, who
had taken care to have bis old clothes and
gloves bandy, he got the stove to the back
porch without much difficulty.
"It mast bo blackened," said Mrs John
son, as she mixed the blacking. It black
ened to a beautiful finish with very little
rubbing, and Johnson whistled nt his work.
Then he tacked down the oilcloth mat
and tho zinc nnd kept on whistling.
He took the slovo in and carefully put
It In the right place.
There was plenty of old stove pipe and
whllo he cleaned it in the nlley with a stick
Mrs. Johnson sat on the back porch and
listened to him whistle.
The first Joint went on 611 right and the
damper stayed tn place. The next Joint
fitted so well that Johnson almost stopped
whistling in sheer ndmlrallon Tot It, had
so did the next one. The elbow fitted ad
mirably, and the collar and the last Joint
went on like a top. Tho scam was on the
right side all Ihc way up.
There was not even a speck of soot on
the paicrs Mrs. Johnson had spread on the
In ten minutes more Johnson had a
lovely tire In the stove, and was In his
business suit again spick and span reading
the paper while his wife got supper.
It was Just here that there was a savage
nudge in Johnson's left ribs, and he heard
his wife tell htm to wake up and hustle
out now, for it had been daylight for half
an hour.
Tho Word "Slump."
A good deal has been heard lately about
the "slump" in ttie city. The word Is ex
pressive, and is generally believed to bo
"slangy," but at one time It was In gen
eral use, although It Is only now to be
heard In out-of-the-way ilistrlcts of the
provinces. The African Review points out
Ibat it is of Danish origin, nnd, according
to Dr. Raven, was applied In many a meta
phorical way. In his recently published
"Hlitorv of Suffolk' Dr. Raven saT that
it Is still of common use in the county.
Unsuccessful litigants were 6iumped.
" '3Iumped ng'nl' " says Palmer In his
"PcrlU8tralIon or Great Yarmouth," "was
shouted decisively to one who had been
a second time unsuccessful." Forby ex
plains it "to sink suddenly into deep mud
or n'ien ground." Westminster Gazette.
have had -ta submit to the general re
duction of .prices, caused by our "Overstock"-
Sale comes most opportune while
Terpsichore holds sway in my ladies' drawing
room. v ,
White Kid Slippers
For rarties or reception
with or without atrcp (P ftp
cut ajwn to. 4) ,Z0
Open from S a.m. till S p in.
Tlu Curious mid Trujjlo Story of
Ili'v. Julin G. Arnmtroni;.
Philadelphia Times-
From a romantic point ot view, the most
interesting object of all about the old Mon
umental Church at Rlciimund, Va., is the
photograph ot Wilkes Booth's double, it
hangs in a dark corner of the old-fashioned
vestry room, and represents a man in the
prime or life, standing beside a. table, his
height and dignity. The long, straight hair
is brushed straight back from the high,
broad forehead, and the face, lrj Its' every'
lineament. Is said lo be the image of Wilkes
Booth as he would have appeared at that
time. The resemblance is certainly most
remarkable ihc deep, black eyes, the shape
of chin, month, dieeks, forehead, eyebrows,
and nose and moreover there is a subtle
similarity of expression to members of Ine
Binxh ramlly that derics description.
This man was Rev. John G. Armstrong,
pastor ot thediurchtrom 187S to 188 1. But
even to this day strange rumors or the
tlnal end of Wilkes Booth- are to be heard
in places where his friends and Intimates
lived and talked long after the assassina
tion ot President Lincoln had pasied Into,
history. There are tales ot a mysterious
grave, of a body tliat tallied In some of Its
marks -with those of Wilkes Booth and dif
fered materially In others, and an intangi
ble fabric of supjxwltlons built about a
series ot gossiped incidents. Howes er
valueless these may be historically, they
show an undercurrent that found an out
break In the romance ot Mr. Armstrong
or Monumental Church.
The likeness of Mr. Armstrong' to Wilkes
Booth was so startling that some people
who had seen both men found It bard to
believe that they were not the same. The,
preacher's manner might be called dramalic.
ills movements and gesture h.id the repo-e
and breadth that most nctnrs acquire in
rol'nwing their art and living and working
constantly before an audience. He was,
moreover, slightly lame, as Wilkes "Booth
wo-ild probably hive been In consequence of
the Injury to his leg sustained in Jumping
from President Lincoln's box. Aside. from
tills fact, Mr. Armstrong's manner, voice,
and temperament led lo the conviction that
were he not a nrlest he would have been a
great actor. It is said that his daughter did'
snlKcqucntly go upon the stage, and met
with great success.
No sublict of discussion was more con
stant in Richmond than the possibility that
Mr. Armstrong and Wllkca Booth were one
and the same person. Mr. Armstrong stren
uously denied the ideality, but sneb denials
could notyiencetherumors. There seemed,
moreover, to be a shadow over his antece
dents. He came to Richmond a compara
tive stranger and claimed that he was a
nrirKt nnlaincd in Ireland. An Investiga
tion was quietly started to clear up the
facts as to his past, but did not give entire
satisfaction. In the midst of the constantly
reiterated dedaratlons and denial, the
clcrevman was accused of irregularities in
his habits, and this again called forth the
charge that he was not all hcscenled ro be.
He flnallv resigned the rectorship of Monu
mental Church, and weut to a city In the
extreme South. Shortlv after, he Jeft the
mink-try he sank out ot sight and died In
obscurity. But even to the end the doubt
as to his Identity nunc like a shadow over
hU life, and when on his deathbed Ids last
words were a denial a Ivithctic heart
broken dcnial-that he was Wilkes Booth.
. 928 7th St
AH linen
h- 'iJ ri '
towels, 122e.
Friacod and hsndsems
drawn work at tithsr end.'
Such a towel as costs inncn.aior
928 7th st
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Every day In tie year for Fortran Al j i
rce, Norfoll-, l'orts-noatti, and all potass
Pouta aud Soutswest by the powerful
sew Iron palace steamers "Newport
News,- "Jtorfola and 'Washington,'
.ivlng dally on the tchowlot echedolt
i.v.iuii lun -;il pictLV.Porteiuo'tin.Oll pn
iv.Alex'd'ia 7:30 pm Xv-Norfolk 6:10 pen
I .. a t-
AT.FLMonr'oO-ilO am
LV.'pt.MonroY:20 mo
af..ufioik .. i.iu tuu
i..l:jt una d-UUBQ
m "!
POSITION and the reoru n; Fnrtrea
Monroe, Virginia bench and Florida wuT
find this a very attractive route, si tl
Dresks the nionotonv of an all-rail rld
Tickets on sale ot 018, oiu, 142I
Pennsylvania .avenue. Ji A l. tie-tees
trice, corner lirteenth street and Kew
York avenue, and on board iteaoieri.
wherc time-table, amp, etc. can alia
be had
iiir.vos IlLTcni:;pox. M. o ,
Cor. N. T. ATe.
baco hetcrs
1 4th St.
wAsuIngto.n, n c
& w.
J White Kid Oxfords
Trotty Oriental loo tbo
Botiost ot kla cat down (PI Qfl
939 PENN. AVE.
N. W.
AH shors shlned fre.
Lafayette Squaie .iS (pERFf)
JIMS W. itliATJOU Manager.
Mats. Wednesday (.Suit Year's) and Saturday.
i And Ills Neir York
This (1 ueadayl .Evening,
Wednesday Mmlnee. neaa ISrumrae!
Wednesday .Evening...... ... Beau Brntamel
Thursday A Parisian Kumanco
Friday Prince Karl
Saturday Matinee Scarlet Letter
Saturday EveutsE... Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide
In Martha Morton's Successful Com-dy,
1 Strongly Coat and Artistically Staged.
So ta on Sale 1 hnrsda y.
MlwMYRTA rrtENCH.Soprtno.
Miss CARRIE DUKC Violinist
Prices -"Be. SOc, TSc, Jl-00.
.Mezzanine Box Seats, H.51
.Matinees Wcdne day (.NEW YfcAK'S DAY) azs4
The Eminent Versatile
Young American Comedian,
"A Texas Steer."
The Lnnghlne Success of the American Stsf e.
31r. JHurj.hr w 11 he supported by substan
tially the orlirinal excellent company of twenty
people who have appeared la tneir respective
parts mure than IJ&Ji times.
Next Week EOBERT MANTEII, in Bepertolra
"Fleur'de Lis"
Direct from its trlurapta la New lark, Phil
delphiaand Beaton.
Next Week Georce J-Mwardes Opera Co.
from the Lyric Theater, London, In "Ills Excela
ACADEMY Pr-cea VS. SO. 7Soand:i.OO
Wed. and Sat. Mats 23 anlSOc-EtsorreA
Next Week SANDOW and the TROCADEEO
; Football!
New Year's Dayl
Columbia Athletic Club
Orient Atbletie Club.
National Baseball Park
Game called at 11 o'clock.
Extra MatlneeTVedaesday ( KWTEAR'a.)
Lottie Gilson, Billy Emerson,
The Kapoleoaa of liialect Comedy.
Next Week !imZ Jack's "My Unci trout
Sew York "
tl f ft ":2 ?j ? U Jfl
-Adapted irutn th-9 -Fr-oucn by
All Characters taken by VnsstirSttidents
Po.eslto, tho Coautess.-lllia Adtlft Laphnnann
Alexis, tbe Count Miss Lucy .Madeira
Iran, Iho bhnemAker..ML Henrietta Scnmtoa
I'.arones Viittitm.r .MiM Jessie Belie Hart
of Ibe Estate, 1 3U Harriet KicHanUoa
Seats now on sale at Metzerott'a.
Jockey Club.
Commencing' on Nov. 6 tho
first race will be called at 2 p. m.
sharp. Special trains will leave
Penn. Depot, 6th and B streets
northwest, at 1-and 1:30 p. m.
SoYs soes
Central Offices of
The Hammond
Sanitarium Co.
For the Treatment of
Diseases of ths Nervous System
and of the Skin.
Thee otficei bavo beoa opened for the purpose of
ftantlnittering treatment to patients who cannot afford
tho cxr-ense of a prolncccd stay at a santtarinra and
to icccraTiodate the lirfe number In Washington who
cutler from nrvou and sxtn diseases. Ina same
method ot ircatrn'r;; U tursud, nsmely, the Animal
extracts Utcpathy), whSn indicated; also Baths.
Itoucke3, t-tatic, (tatvnulc and Fartdalc Electricity
In fact. Ml tococnized scientific method) for tho cure ot
diseases 1'or foil larorircAtlon and pamphlet call or
DJ. mahlox nuTcrnxsos,
11 to 1, SloTloS. Bunalja, 3 to 4.

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