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ThsWasliingtonTimss CKoirsrxo, Evesimc, axi Susdit.) OWNED AND ISSUED BY The Washington Times Comparm v TIMES BUILDING. fietrnrcmsT ConsEn PKSNsriAwMA. Avraoa axd Tenth Stoket. Telephone Editorial Rooms. 435. liusinoss OSlco. 337. l"rlce orn'nc or Kvenlus Edition.. One Cent fciitidar Kdi:'.ott .Three Cents. i'on'.Jily ly t arriT Iflrtrfnj ad Suuilay. Tnlrty-flve Cents. 3cs:tiic Thirty Cents. Ko.nms. ) .. ,,. Alt'jlKSaUV - FIFTT CENTO. YASJJijfcn-ON. v. a. yasKUAKrii lsyc. The elreulittioii of The TJiiu'm for llio witck (-juied Volmmry i), 1S!)H, Win as follows: Muildn.v. Kc!) y 30.085 Tut-Mlay. F-h -i :t(,5U!) Wediiri-d.iy. I'Vlifl :(!,77-l Tliurmhty, :"!:. :!5.;i7 rridny. Feb 7 :Sf;.57.'i KtiturdttT. Fob S .. :'.7.4K1S Buntliiy. Feb U ZZ.OMi Total .. .. '.141, 120 I Mih-mnly hwwtr tli:t the nbuve Is t corrviM MulennMit if tin daily Cir culation if TJIK WASHINGTON' TIAIKS fr flit? wk iuied February J), IKSili. nisd tltiil. :ill tin copies woro uauUIy miM ur itiuiliil for it valuable. convluVratfuii and delivered to bona fide irarchuisur- or subscriber; tl Unit uon of tlieiii were reinmed or remain In tl office emlellvered. J. AIIITON YOVNC. Cashier. Sub-ertbed ai.d sworn in before uio tblK lOth day of February. A I. 1H!)0. KU.VEST G. THOilV.SOX, Xotury 1'jihlio. Till: IIMCS has undertaken a difficult task. It easier to reach a ticking mule gentler methods ttw..i to reform a perverted new.Njnp-r. but ;or jeans the Ktar has teen V)'1Uhk one of the com inaiidmeui nd must be 8Wrm toe error of its ways that it may not In? lx:ii!ttl to ihnt dire and everlasting fiery catastrophe nlticli is supposed to befall those who irlfhi "irilh truth. Several inwithb ago THE TttlKS ooni nefloil the Star to Wiiudra w one false fctate ineut, bnt like many another tanner it has fagntn fallen from jxraee and is "at it" 'iigaki a Vigorously as ever. On Satarday Inst our beloved but fr.id evening entein pwary made the following ci.dius. The circulation of the fatar is many tlHaa:i;ijiieMe-if aaj oteei V.iaitiugUm paper, ad is believed t Up t irfiy live times ltit f any aftc-ruooH i-onteHporary. Ah& miW aiHliUftifiabie warniugagaliist sontmuiHg to mlUsd ll.c j.ubllc by prim jg witli aj jaieiu freltoodij Till! TIMES yttcT!uy munuug offeied to :oatc ONE THOUSAND I)0LIJW to any cl sritable liMitiii ion H.o ComttiiKvHHH'ra might i.anic If the Star would subi-tamiate its stute titem. TJ.c tffecv wah arf,ribing cuisb'iO triag the age iiid mltimt iet. of tic of leiHler, &d v.. eviccuce of a Cciirc to re lonu'tl.e fiai v.iti:dn-v Its abnrd claim tif having a .noi..iiion "iIA:Ci THOU SANDS IX J3XCKSS OF .1X1' OTHER WAS1I1XGTOX l'Al'EK," atso, that "IT IS BELIKVED TO BE FrLLY FIVE TIMES THAT OF AX I" AFTKRXOOX CO.V TEMPOKAUy," aud sab-thuted the lol lowlng, whieli wa& doing pretty well ior this Star. The Star clrcciates considerably more than thiee tlmtM ao numj copies as are cir OUlHted by any olucr evening iRiiKrrm Wash ington, it las more than six untctt a many regular and permanent MibstTibers as any nUier evening paper in Washington, and it ins more than ten limes, as many readers is any other evening paper in Washington. There are Uiree claims in the abo e state ment: Thai the Star has more than Uuec limes the circulation of any other eeumg paper; that it has six times as many regu lar and permanent subbcribers; aud that it lias ten limes as many readers as any other "Washington eveniug new upaper. Eacli and every one of these claims ie lake; fully as tnuoh eo as the two just wiliuirawn by the Btar.nnd to put the question to a test.TilE uad to put the question to a test, TIIE TIMES offers to donate FOUKTHOOSAXD D0LL.AKS under the followuig conditions: FIKST PEOl'OSITIOX. If, nfter an investigation by a competent tommittee, it is found that Uie drcutation of ihu Star is more than three times that uf the eveniug edition ot this pajK-r, TIIE TIMES will dona tcOX 13 THOUSAND DOL LARS to any charitable institution in Washington whioli the Commissioners may came. SECOXD PROPOSITION. If, after an investigation by a competent CuinnRitKv, it is found that the Star has fix times as many regular and permanent subscriber, as the evening edition of this puper, TIIE TIMES will donate ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS to the Associated Charities, to be uoed as that organization rusj designate. THIRD PROPOSITION. If, after an Investigation by a competent ocrtnniUlcc, it Is found that the Star hns tea times as many readers as the evening edi tion of this paper, THE TIMES will do nate ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS to the Kewfcbnys Home of this city, to be uied In maintaining that institution. FOURTH PROPOSITION. If, after an Investigation by a competent committee, the above three claims of the tftnr are found to be correct, THE TIMES will give to the Evening Star Company ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS as compensation lor Uje trouble it will have in substantiating its statements. The amount, FOUR THOUSAND D0L--3,A11S, offered by The Times, will be placed on deposit in any bank in Washing ton the Htar may desiguate, immediately after the acceptance, by the Star In writ ing oritiose propositions. In order to avoid any hyst.arical explanations "J Ue star efiJts ridiculous claims, The Times desires it distinctly uLderstood that these offers mean business. They are made with a view of compelling the Star to stop its hypocritical bravado, and. utiless accepted, the Star must stand before the public as .'If-eoCt2Ul lirawjciri. J?-r-,r,T-:i a. First, Gun in the The nioveraciit -Milch, was Inaugurated last night to advise Congrcss-Of the popular eentinKMil of Washington ami ot the coun try on the subject of the Division, should succeed In Its purpose. Whether or not Congress will lie affected by the appeals proposed to he made is another question, i which will be discussed hi due time. The I fact.that such a movement lias been com j menced Is a plealn;: evidence of the ef J feet whkh tiie outspoken views of The Times in this relation have had on the public sentiment. Not the least promising of the details of last night's conference ' I that representative clergymen have ' spoken words of encouragement to Mrs. ISanvt". who called the meeting, and who , previously advised many prominent citi zens of the object and scope of the uiider talang. Jlrs. Barrett is in position-to secure appeals which will be national iir their character, and which will also repre sent the vlcwo of the reforming elements J Explorer Nansen Dr. Fridthof Nansen, the great, and If he tells the truth, t he greatest of Norwegian, or any other kind of explorer. Is sa'd to have reached the north pole. "We are very glad of this, supposing it to be true, and more especially for the reason that explorers aud other curious people will now be able to direct some attention to the long neglected toulh pole- The announcement of Dr. Nansen's good luck-omes from St. Peters burg on the authority of a dispatch from Irkutsk, which is based on the faith of a gentleman, one Koncharncff, who is of fir tally known as Dr. Nansen's dog-supplier. All we know of Koucliarneff is that he is a deg-suppher. which is an extremely important personage in these circumpolar functions. It is of course admitted that if iConchameff knows anything at all about the cash value of authentic or roman tic news from the north pole, theinteiligence may lie received at least with a decent reserve. The solitary fact in the case is that Dr. Nausea sailed for the north pole, 'which is due north from any other point on the earth's surface, on June IM. 180.1, and also the ot her fact that he has had plenty of tme to perform the feat for whieli he has been given credit. Koucliarneff lias ui doubtcdly Mled his contract as to the dag supplies, or else Koncharncff would have been num bered with the missing. Mere reports are to the effect that the Fram. in which Dr. Nansen sailed. wa sighted .lUick fastin the ice off the coast of Greenland. This was Dr. Nansen's plan. He wanted to get stuck fast in the floe and go .ship and all In what ever direction the floe went. According to The Twilight of "Whether the fights between Fitzsimmons and Malier and the other sluggers come off today as confidently promised by the man ager, or not, the fact stands out in bold re lief that the death knell has lieen sounded for prize fighttnar as a profession. In nearly ( every State and territory of the Union it Is a violation of the law, punishable by fine and imprisonment, and even, in Mexico, the land of bull fights, public sentiment is beginning to array It self against the".sport." Men everywhere are appreciating the fact that it is brutalizing not only those who en gage in it, but no less those who witness it. Probably the only one of the aggregation of roughs and toughs that are nowgathered uc.ir I'leRioOrnnde, eiUiProif the American or Mexican shore, who hasauapproximalely correct idea of the lawlessness he Is about to indulge in is Fitzsimmons, who has all along insisted that lie will not fight unless he'i: assured that he will not, by so doing, come in conflict with the- authorities of either the United States or Mexico. There Vacation for The bill 'introduced in the House by Mr. Cummings i one which deserves to pass forthwith. The measure provides that the compositors and pressmen employed in the awards department or the Bureau of En graving and Printing shall be allowed a leave of aljscncc of not mere than thirty days each year with pay. The bill is in conformity Willi the one approved July G, i'.2, and the wonder Is that tuch a pro vision as that furnished by Mr. Cummings' measure has not been made before this time. It would seem that thotc employed in the awards department were doervlng of the same comlderalfon at the hands of the government as tl.OfC in other departments "A saint in crepe Is twice a saint in lawn," An adage from a famous pen Is, From which the inference is drawn, Five saints in crtpe, in lawn ten-is. Actress Here Is one of my latest photo graphs, how do you like it? He (absentmmdediyi Was it taken by the Roentgen proccs.-.? Main springs eternal in the human breast Revolve the wheels rorever In his pate; Just wind him up, and if the button's prest He through his tat at once will start to prate. m Wife Bring me the paper, John. Now hand me my glares and fetch my rocker over here. John ( irritably) rou certainly know how to order. Wife (sweetly) You know, John, order is heaven's Iirst law. First Author Sir. your hook is disgrace ful; half of It is stolen outright. Second Author (complacently) "Well, you know. Pope Fays "Half our knowledge we must snatch." Professor What advantage had the decks over the Trojans in the siege of Troy? Slangy Youth They got a horse on 'cm. When Ben Johnson wrote "Brink to me only with thine eyes" he probably .-aw there would not be enough wine to go around if drunk in the usual way. "There seems to lie a sort of affinity," remarked TumbleUm, "between bike rid ing aud skating." "I hadn't noticed it,"' rejoined Slider. "You hadn'l? Haven't you noticed that a good wheelman is always a good skater and vice versa?" "I believe that is true." "True? Certainly. I know by my own ease. Now. I never put on skates but tempt to mount a bike but I know I'm a sSrater." Cleveland Plain Dealer. "You got rid of $3,730 in one day's shopping?" "That's right." "What kind of shopping were you do ing?" "Bucket shoppings" Chicago Tribune. "I've .planned such a delightful surprise for my husband." "Really?" ' "Yes; he has a summer Rilt nearly as good as new hanging In the wardrobe, and I've put n quarter in one of the vest pockets." Chicago Record. "Whoop! whoopt .hurrah!" yelled old 1 GrimSJ. JUInsduc down his newsmuier and Division Crusade. In all the States of the Union. There-is no doubt that she will receive valuable assistance-from the District or Columbia. There will be opposition to the move ment, but this will not prevent the attend ance of a largo crowd at the proposed mass meeting. There will be no lack, of a subject, and there can be none to success fully attack the argument that the Division Is a disgrace to the nation and the fruitful cause of vice, crime and a degeneratory humanity in the District. Mrs. Barrett made a good point when she Intimated thatno member of Congress could vote against a bill for the eradication of this blot on the name of the city, and again seek re-election from a decent-constituency. It remains to be seen whether this action will stir the Commissioners to a sense of their duty, and arouse them from the apparently willftil blindness to this spot, fast gaining a world-wide reputation. 's Drifting Feat. Koncharncff It was held up by the north pole. There was no balloon, nc aeroplane, no air-ship, no mechanical device at all in the plot. Dr. Nansen just drifted and got there. Uut there is a deep sense of disappointment in the story of the discovery of this pole. AH the dispatches speak of this end of the earth's axis as "it." We do not know what it Is, what it looks like, how high it la, what color it is, of what material it is. or what can bedouc with it. Cani tbeclimbed, chipped, wreatlud. raised or lowered? Is it going round ami round oris itquiescent? Is it visible or audible? In fact what is it? The French edition or the report is that this pole is on n-mngeofmounlalnsand we infer that there is some fertile land round about, because Dr. Nansen Is reported to have planted the Norwegian flag In it. In tills he has exercised much scientific fore thought. The north pole can never be lost again to those who can find this Norwegian flag, and we presume that the spot has otherwise been marked for future refer ence. Dr. Nansen is now in New Siberia, and may return thence without the aid of an expedition to find the man who found the north pole. If he should never return we still have left Koncharncff, and wliatever else lie may give out, that is not strictly confidential, about the new geographical wonders of the extreme north. It is quite safe to assume that what Koucliarneff docs not know about the north pole is not worth knowing, and that it is extremely likely that he does not. the Slugger. may be a spot in the river the title to which is not vested clearly in either country, but even should they fight there, they will prob ably be liable to prosecution for' having passed through the territory or either na tion with tiie intent and purpose to com mit an unlawful act. But, as already staled, the chief reason for congratulation Is that public opinion is thoroughly aroused against the brutality of prize fighting and that this sentiment will make itself so felt as to influence legisla tion in every Stale with a view to,greater stringency. Prize fighting ougliti to be made a felony by every legislature. It tills is done, violators of the law could lie ex tradited and the fear of severe punishment wojUI at least make them morecircurrspecr, ir it did not altogether deter them. In time Mexico may enter into some arrangement Willi the United States looking to' the ex tradition or prize fighters, and ihen an aspirant for the championship will be on the same level with any other lawbreaker. the Printers. i of the bureau. All-the clerks in the gov ernment departments are allowed a vaca tion or thirty days with pay. It cannot fairly be said that a clerk in the War Be partment or in the Pension Office is more worthy of consideration than a compositor or pressman in the GovcrmncntPrinting Of fice or in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The present measure of relief deserves to pass because it is calculated to put a certain class or government employes on an equality, of favor with other classes. And this is a sufficient reason apart from all other considerations which might be urged. executing a war dance expressive of great joy. "Hip hip! hi-yah!" "Oh. mercy! What's the matter. Hiram?" cried the wire of his bosom, eonsklsrably 8tart!ed. "Have you been tippling again?" "NahiThemillcnnium is athand! Whoop!" "For goodness sake! What do you mean?" "I have just been reading that it is be ing proposed to make a law compelling cigarette smokers to consume their own smoke!" Truth. "A penny for your thoughts," said Miss Ricketts. playfully, to Mr. Gildersleevc. "They are worth far more than that, Miss Ricketts," replied the young man, "for I was thinking of you." When lie proposed, a little later, she didn't say a word about It being so sud den. Detroit Free Press. Jayson Say, Wilson, do you ever expect lo pay me that .$10 you got from me some months ago? "Wilson Certainly not. Don't you re member you said not to pay it till It was convenient'.' Life. The Iaiureute'h First. Hide. Song, is it song? Well bio wit! Butrilsinglc, boys, all the same, Because I'm the Laiueate Poet That's the worst of having a uame. I must be inspired to order. '"'"Go tell 'em to save their breath;" I can rylune to "order", with "bolder," And jingle to "breath" with "death." "Let lawyers and statesmen addle Their pates over points of law;" Of Pegasus I'm the saddle, Hut why does he cough "Hee-haw?" Eight stanzas! Inspired! Mad ones! Sound well if sung to a band! There! dash it! some gocd, some bad ones, To finish with "crushlngs" and "Rand." Punch. Breaking Off. The man who strives to batter down The walls that custom laid .Will find, alas! that Habit knows All secrets of the building trade. Detroit News. She dressed up in her brother's- clothes; A promenade she took, And everyone who knew hersaid: "How girlish you do look!" T.lfo. fCUMKRQM IfiflUJEEl PJEPRESENTA'TIVE SMITH or Miciii "T gan, is one of the young members who I is up onJinance. He has Introduced a I financial bill in the House, which is a remedy for a.atjnajiclai woes. So it was to be expected t?f at he would speak on the great silver "heresy" as he would put it because Mr. Sherman agrees with him. The other morning he started to the Cap ilol. He had just iiad his speech put in type written Slrape. iluf it was too good to keep. He couldn't resist the temptation so lie opened up tlmt address. Then he was lost. , In a few minutes he was deep in the per usal of it. In his mind's eye he was ad dressing the House. His lips moved and in the excitement of the delivery his ciieek was flushed more than once. He uad.com pletely forgotten himself and nearly lost his slllc hat in the forcible movement of his head. The passengers were amused and would have been more so had they known him. ENATOR ELKINS'is in n most opti mistic frame of mind these days. He appeared before theCommittee on River and Harbors in the House the other day to urge appropriations for the further improvement or the Monongahela, tiver. In tiiecourseof ids remarks he said: "The country Is growing richer at the rate of at least 520.000,000 every twenty-four hours. The sun never goes down and rises again without the country becoming wealthier. VEN cold -blooded specialists have an admiration and awe for thestately Capitol building. I'rof. "Woodbridgc, the scientist, who lias been studying the best means to ventilate the Semite side, opens his report by saying: "Allow me to say In doing so that I have found it impassible to approach the study without such a sease of admiration for those whose names arc inseparably associated with this work as to tempt me to suggest as little disturbance of the existing conditions as shall be consistent with the attainment ot desired results; and. on the "other hand, I have been In fluenced by a feeling ot reverence for the noble.buiiding and its great uses which impels me to a recommendation ot noth ing short of the most complete and effec tive equipment passible." Prof. Woodbridgc may have a hesitancy about breaking into the Senate, but thLs hesitancy is not shared by a large num ber of prominent gentlemen. COXS fes OXSIDERABLE interest is being mani fested orr the House side of the Capitol in Senator Thurston's bill to pension all those1 who received the benefits of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the rumor went forlhhaL Mr. Barrett, who has attained much fame by reason of his resolu tions to iinppactiTAmbassador Bayard and to censure Mr. Talbert, was to drop the same bill in the House hopper. The bill itself provides that "all persons released from 'involuntary servitude, ccm mp'iily vailed Mayes, in pursuance of the proelamatioi'js of qx-Presldent Lincoln, shall be made pensioners upon the qounty of the United States." Those ex-slavesWho hnveatlninedtheage or seventy 'years shall receive $500 in cash and $15' per month for life. Those under seventy years shall be given $300 in cash and $l'i! a month for life. No dis tinction is. to be made between male and female beneficiaries. The chief objection urged by members to the bill is founded on the fact that there are still living several hundred colored men who served as per sonal body servants to George Washing ton, and Judging from their remarkable, longevity the race of ex-slaves will not become extinct for an approximate period of a couple of centuries. The argument is aiso advanced that the proposed measure would not only increase the national debt, but render abortive any attempt at its reduction fortlie next two centuries. But at the same time, of course, it is admitted that there is no immediate prospect of the bill being enacted into law. f? OL. 1 LUE , Member-at-largc from Kansas, is entitled to all the medals for early appearance at Hie House during tjiis. session. As a general thing lie is. the first Congressman to be seen upon the flqpr, which averages a couple of hours in advance of the falljug of the Speaker's gaveL The Impression pcems to prevail that the colonel is well advanced in years, whereas he Is but fifty-four, and consequently just In the prime of lire. His heavy white hair and mustache are responsible for the belief that he must be at least twenty years older. A SPECTATOR in the reserved gnliery of the Senate sought either to be sar castic or humorous. He had been one of the multitude who had hastened out to the river front fire and afterward got warm by listening to Senator Bianch ard's speech on the Monroe doctrine. The spectator finally declared him self and said: "Senator Blnncliard's effort to arouse enthusiasm in Hie Senate reminds me very much of the attempts made by the fire to ignite the contents of the ice-houses." OR Hie past three weeks there has been an old man taking his turn in steering one of UieHouse elevators. It was ap parent from the beginning that he was a novice in the business. At every slop he would lift the elevator with a rebounding bang that caused the hair ot each and every occupant to stand on end. This has gone along day after day until those who habitually utilize that particular elevator lulve grown accustomed to the sudden and! uncertain stopping of the car riage and gome profess now to rather enjoy it. In nddjtion some allowance must be madeforimprovcmentinlhcconductor. During all thisUmetheold man In charge of the eleVatorhasheld his pence. He looked like a, fa,'rmer, but assiduously de voted himself tq learning a new vacation lateinlife. Yesf.prday the conductor waxed confidential and after frightening a loue passenger tfireetfourtlis to death, said: "I'll tell you one thing. I am more used to driving horses than lo running oue of these here '.thing's." i'. ; 'JE present Ibng drawn out and some what sopliomorical debate In the House pp the silver bill, recalls a little incident in the last Congress, whieli might well be given a more recent application. Mr. Johnson of Indiana, is recognized as the most rapid speaker in the Houe, and when he warms up to a colloquy, the official stenographers find it necessary to trust to Providence and be a trifle shy on following copy. One day Mr. JohuBOn was making a speech, and Lafe Pence, the brilliant Populist from Colorado, pestered him Just enough to get him started at full speed. "Whe ho concluded Mr. Pence arose and prefaced his remarks by saying that he had always observed, in the course of much traveling and a bii$y life, that the smaller the windmill the more rapidly it moves and the more noise It makes. This observation of Mr. Ponced has "been frequently Tecalled during the past few (lava. MORE POPULAR EACH NIGHT Last Evening Sent the Temple Fair's Receipts Flying Upward, Superb Prizes Awarded nntl n-Long liiht of Othorsj That Have Been Sent hi by Generous .People Voting and raffling were brisk at the Washington Hebrewfhirlastnignc. People some way have come to know that theprizes which are to be won are of real value. For Instauce $50 in chances were sold for the Rhea box, good for tonight's perform ance. Miss Hattie King held the lucky number, and the superstitious will be skeptical of the announcement that No, 13 wouit. Strange, but a fact. Other articles won and those who won them were. M. Bruckheimer, silver tray; A. Lisner, oilpaintiug;Mrs.F.Mo.ser,cake;D.Gnsdorf, large cake; If. Rolhsc hild, boxeqi d y. Master Irvin Robinson, silver tray; Sol. Minster, box candy; Mrs.R. Ottenberg, sofa cushion; Lottie Kaufman, box candy; Miss M.Kelly, barchis; M. Goldsmith, tete-a-tete chair: Sadie Cohen, tray cover; M. Sanger, cake; N. Well, fancy cake; S. N. Meyer, match safe; Of ficer Ernest Parks, fultdrcsscoatar.d vest; Mrs. Isaac- Gnus, the "making of a waist;" Mrs. U. Sinslieimer, shoes; S. Richer, table cover; S. IJensinger, center piece; E. Kohncr, fine cake; Mrs. KHIman, vase; A. C. Uenjamln, gold watch. The rain did not keep the people away last night, autl there were many faces there that had made their first appearance so far. Aaron Stern was the stage attraction. He gave imitations of leading American actors. Probably his greatest hit was the imitation of Wilton Lackaye's Sven gali. His Warde, MeCnUough and Mans field were all very clever. Last night a beautiful emerald pendant, surrounded by eight dimonds, was received from Max Goldsmith, which is to go to the young lady voted as the most popular as sistant at the fair. But the ruling feature was the presence of the bankers and brokers. It was their particular night, and they owned the fair aud all that in it was. They arrived in a. body, and collectively and. severally were shown such time as to make tt a greeiL spot in their memory, and they didn't enjoy a whit more than alL the remainder of the big crowd. A novel feature was a tea and reception given at the cocoa booth, which gave the impression ot a conventional at home. The women were handsomely gowned and the men were at their best. This hociety affair was such an eminent success that it will have repeitions at various times during the term of festive carnival. The dancing of the sailor's hornpipe, by Frank Parker, and Miss Mamie Stevens' new dance, will occur at the matinee this afternoon, and it is children's day at the fair. One thing that will be especially amusing to the little ones will be the talk ing figures, which Prof. John Connor, the ventriloquist, will have there with him. In many other ways this afternoon's session will be made enjoyable. Xo fair tonight. HEPUHiaCANS TO CELEBRATE. ArraiiKementh for the G. O. P. Birth dny Party in the District. The committee of arrangements having in charge the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the birth or the Republican party as a national party, which takes place under the an spices of the Union Republican Club of this city, at the Center Market Hall, February 152, is busy per fecting all the necessary arrangements. Hon. A. M. Clapp, is chairman of the com mittee and B. F. Crawshaw, secretary. The siilicommittecs. are assiduously look ing after the duties assigned them. The following speakers hae consented to be present and make addresses: Hon. Jtiseph R. Hawiey of Connecticut, Hon. Shelby M. CulloniOt Illinois. Hon. Charles A. Bou tclle of Maine, Hon. Charles N. Brum of Pennsylvania. Hon. Robert G. Cousins of Iowa, Hon. George C. Perkins of Cali fornia, Hon. Charles A. Towne of Minne sota. Hon. James 8. Sherman of New York. Rev. George II. Corey, D. D., has been selected to make the invocation. Besolu lions will te reported by a special commit tee, consisting of Col. William A. Cook, Hon. Xewis Clephane and Thomas J. Lasier. Several prominent newspapers through out the country have recently referred to this proposed celebration, commending the example a one well worthy to be followed through the country generally. It will be remembered thatattertheUnlon Republican Club had brought the matter to the notice of the National Republican Com mittee and suggested the propriety of that body lending its uid to tune this historic event universally celebrated throughout the nation. Chairman Carter issued a request to General McAIpine. president of the Xa tional League Association, to bring the sub ject to the favorable, not ice of the various Republican leagues In the country, whicli.it is believed, will result in a more general observation o f t hisim porta at nationa 1 epoch. The invitations for the proposed cele bration in this city will be sent out in a few days. The auspicious occasion is looked forward to with much interest by the membership of the club. coa-'Isting of about GOO, their friends", and Republicans generally. Invitations will he extended to the Repub lican Senators. Members of Congress, judges and other officials, governors of States, and u large contingent of other Republicans. in the District of Columbia. Mr. A. M. Clapp. chairman of the com mittee of arrangements, has announced the following as the committee on press: Harrv P. Godwin, chairman: Gen. n. V. Boynto'n. John M.Carson. Scott C. Rone, E. J. Gibson. Louis Garthe, L- A. Coolidge, "W. E. Curtis. "W. S. Lamer, Albert Haistead, Corry M.Stadden, Jerome J. "Wllber, Robert J."vVnnc. M. G.Seckendorff.Emory Foster, E. "W. Brady, Arthur W. Dunn, and A. J. Halfoitl. Denies the "DIsciihhIou. Mr. D. Loftus of the- First precinct station, wishes to deny tliathe took thepart in the discussion which is credited to him in an article headed "Philosopher In Blue" in Tim Times of yesterday morning. Out in Chicago. It was their first meeting in several years, and, or course, they lincl a great deal to say lo each other. "I have been so busy that I haven't had time to study it out," said the one in blue; "but I think we are related In some way now, are we not?" "Xo, I think not," replied the one in dark brow". "Whei edid you gel that idea?" "Why, I had an impression that the sec ond wife of your first husband was thefirsj wife of my present husband , and Uial would make a sort of connecting link, you know." "Possibly you are rigid, but we could hardly call that a relationship. "We can come closer than that through ycur second husband, who was a cousin, Iavo or three degrees removed, of my present husband, bat even that does not make any relation ship. 1 think, perhaps, thai you have become confused on the subject of alimony, which constitutes the most direct connection." "I never could got those complications through my head," said the oue in blue. "Well." explained the one in dark brown, "the alimony that you get from your first husband is really just enough to pay the alimony that your present husband's first wife gets from him." "Yes. I let him have it for that purpose." "Then his first wire," continued the mathematician in dark brown, "was my first husband's second wife, and, as he is paying me the same amount of -alimony, themoney is simply transferred tome. That is where the connection comes in."-Chicago Post. TJNCL-E TOM'S CARES'. A complete toy theater represont hur. the famoHN piny -will lie jrtven with every copy of next Sunday's Tlmiis. It Is of card hoard and -will lie a dellcrht to tUu child rou HROW AWAY $1.15 AMUSEMENTS IP! Center Market Hall, inclusive Every Variety of Poultry, Pig eons and Water Fowls on Exhibition. CHICKENS HATCHING EVERY DAY BY INCUBATORS. Admission, Children, - 25 Cents. - 1 5 Cents. Boors Open 9 a. m to 1 0:30 p. m. I AKAYfcTTE MilTAKE OPEKA HOUSE. TUESDAY EVENING', FEBRTJAKY 18. CARROLL INSTITUTE DRAMATIC CLUB, ftfctho loUowhis attractive Uoublo bill, The one-ct sketch, ' BARBARA, followed by the tbreo-act romantic comedr DAVID GARRICK. Under tho- personal direction ot Mr. PERCY WINTER. Prices: $1 0,T5c.r0canU2:c Reserved a?as sale now going on at Jletzerott'sJIuaic More. fobn-Sc oVs soe$ When you purchase a KIMBAIL, PIANO you can feel absolutely sure that you'll not have to replace it during your lifetime. ElmbAlls ere the most desirable the moat durable piaaoi. All the Latest Sheet Musis. 1 1 1 0 F st W. GREAT SHOE SELLING, Best makes all but given away. Saks and Company, Pa. Ave. and 7th St "satis" Cornsr." The Times' Branch Offices, ThoTlnH'ST"L,lttliXHvsMerchants" can secure tlielr supply of ilurninir. anil Evening Ttme ui the following branch offices: Frunk Smith, 4tU una G its. nvr. M MaNulty, 133U 1-itli st. mv. A. 11. -llcClo-l,y-, I3i:i 7tli st- nvr. II Iiiif;, 2153 1'n. nvi. nw. Joopli Linden, 40f! Ktli ist.HO. W. F. Muckny, GOO H st. no. Joseph Petlgnat. UOO Ttli st. vr. Twelve Hours Ao. If yon nils- any news in tbe morning: edition look In the list tielow. What you're lootjjjtt; for w.us probably printed In Inst evenlnji's edition, xind us The Times never repeutd you'll have to tuko both edition to act nil the news us quick us it hap pens. LIUEL CASE NOLLE PROSSED .Mr. IHrney Stops ttie 1'rosecutlon Di rected Against The Timed. DISTRICT IN CONGRESS Gas Problem Puzzles the Senate Local Committee. ANOTHER SILVER SCHEME ConirreMnan Phillips, lias Prepared a financial Bill. "WATCHED BY THE RANGERS Car;, "With Fistlc Paraphernalia Under surveillance at El Paso. DOCTORS AS CONFESSORS Patients Confidential Communications Should Be Privileged. AGAINST OVERHEAD WIRES Columbia Heights People Make Oppo sition to Tl.'viu. TIRED "WAITING FOR MONEY Landowners' Action Against the "Wash ington and Maryland Line. HUSBAND AND "WIFE BURIED Mr. and Mrs. Rea Laid in One Grave at Congressional Cemetery. NATIONAL, POULTRY SHOW Great Exhibit to Begin Tomorrow "With Bright rrospects. HARRIS' LAST DAY TO LIVE President Cleveland la Not Expected to Interfere. "WILL, TEMPER ALUMINUM Edison Makes a Discovery AVhile Experi menting "Willi X-Rays. SECRETARY SMITH ON ICE Society Folks Saw the "Launching" of the Big Cabinet Officer. GIVEN A HEARING ON GAS "Whole Question Aired Before the House Committee. CIIIPPEWAS CLAIM FRAUD "White Cloud Tells of Pledges Broken by the Government. IN THE GLOOMY OLD DOCK Sixteen Prisoners Faced the Music o the Court. ANNUAL TEST OF COINAGE Meeting ot the Assay Commission Ap pointed by the President. DISCUSSION OF THE BILLS ConnnisMoners Name Moudav Next for a Public Hearing. TEST SILVER VOTE TAKEN House Agahmt Free Coinage at the Ratio of 16 to 1. LAID BEFORE THE SENATE Allen's Resolution Concerning the Pa cific Railroads. TIIE STAR E.MPLOYS A SPY Disgraceful Conduct or Its Correspondent in Cuba. UNCLE TOM'S CATJIN. A complete toy theater represent ing the fanions piny will bo Riven, Avlth evory copy of next Sundny'n Tinier It is of card "boiir-d and will i be a delleht to the children. fiv nvrniir t 111 II ill! if you will, but you can as easily saye it as not buying- "H., S. &H."' famous S4 Shoes for men, which we arc Ann? running- during this sale for ZiUUt 939 PA. AVE., ALL SHOES I SUINED FREE. GOLDENBERG'S, 92S Seventh Street. Special prices for linings continued today on account of the Inclemency of the weather yesterday. No such, prices for linings wero eTer offered you elaewhere. Genuine Fiber Cbamotj,S9syd., which alt others sell fee SVi Yard nide Kiwtle Percaliao,8flL. 16cSi!esia553cyd. IQcLeuo, 5c yd. !c AH-lineu Canras, 14c. Heat Dreaatztakera Cambric, Sfccjd. 10c lMlnen Graaacloui, 5rfe 7L lia Tereallne, Trie yd. 12lirbe3t trilt Lsao, 73-ic yd. ISc Kuatle Vcrcallne, fcJVic yd. 3cKn3tIe rercsline, 13c yd. GOLDENBERG'S, 928 Seventh St. A31TTSEMKNTS. TCE PALACE. CONVENTION HALL ICE SKATING EVERY AFTERNOON ATS EVENING AT 7 a Instr iction frea Special morning- clas3ea from 10 uotll I. LaJid exclusive hour for In etraction from 1 until jp m Only tiiu-n this wsefc of JOE D0N0GHUE THE SKATTNU MARVEL. SATURDAY APTEJJNOON AT 3. Whea h wilt attampt to lower the World' Record for i miles, aND SATURDAY EVEM.NG AT 3 O'CLOCK, hen ho will attempt to lower the World'! ktcordferJ mites. ADMISSION, 25 CENTS. NOTICE Owing to an important lawsuit is Xewburga. Y V., Mr. Do- oghae will eoi ap- pear nt lea Pataca oa Thursday or Friday. I 5T3'J3ifa 'soinr-l OP--'- iAurrat.r LdlQjdUs cqUdid uol-e. .firkpkoo?j JOHN W. ALUAiUlI Maaasec TUtDUjiTSUVISHED ARTISTE nLLE. RMS J, DIRECT K. RK AN D 11AED8R Tosighi and fcatnrtiny ilatineo, Albert HaTea'x intense Uram.i. JOSEPHINE, EiKEru Saturday N ght Lass 'i nao or tha nw romantic conurJy. by Paal Kestor, entitled . . NELL GWYNNE . . NEXT WtJ-Jv K. S-.VMI V IK -fc N JEW NATIONAL TUAiK. Every .Even. ar and Sat Mao. THE EMI2LNT lOilhDIAN, 3UC Tonight and Saturday 3Iat aad ijt. Sheridan's gf3 jFfc 33355 ftt BrlPiant g M L g If fl 1 V Comedy. IlSL SiiHL3 NEXT "WEEK Sydnoy Grundy's Remarks ie Play-bOWlNG TH. WINU wilt tbe same perfectly-balanced corapaay- SeaU aud boxes miy bs vb'alned to-day. ACADEMY Prices J, W, 7; and il. Wed. aud bat. 3!ata , - aad oOcre'i Matinee Saturday, 25c and 5Uc. Washington Indorsas tho seasons great! novelty, A Story of Love and AJc;itur Aiaouj the Scotch Heather. Nest WeeS HeOargass ia tag CffiHiy Fir. Seats now oa sale. LAFAYETTE SjQF RE OPEItA HOUS . Joba W. Albaush, Manigori and hor Italian Company froii tho cltyot Rome, under tha iSiractioa of Henry C .tiuei and Joseph Brooka. lour performaueea only. Jlonday. 'alGNOR.V DAI l.E CA.nii.IE." Feb. IT. (Camilte.) W'dn'sU'y, Feb. l'J, "CASA lArEI4.A." (Masto.) Ihursday, "CAVALLEKiA ICI'STICANA.' Eeb-S), (Kustlcaaa.) ;'LALOCANDIE-A." iTho Ileatesa ijatJ'.nt., "L .MOGLIE 1)1 CLAUiUU." Feb 22, (The Wife f Clan-te PRICES Orchestra, -!; balcony, flr3SnT rows, SiCO; other rows. $2; family circle, re served, 31; uqoc bosoi, f; mezzanine bose3, S-M and $J& SEATS JN0W ON SALE. ALLEN'S GRAND "8Sb WEEK COMMENCING JT.B. 10. iHTTXEE SATl K1AY. And His Exccllcrt Company in ths Comedy Hit of ths Asa ..... LOST-24 HOURS And tho Charming Cnrtaln-Halaoc THE LITTLEST GIRL. J&S-f Hanion's 'SUPERBA." Seat zio.t on sale. JZ-ERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATER, ' ALL TlilS WEEK. Miaco's City Club Burlesaue COMPANY, Intro-juciuff 5 Big Sonsations 5 2 Rollicking Bip-'osques 2 REILLY&WOOD'S GO. BENEFIT CONCERT -TO- Miss Cora Merriam Howss, Soprano Artlsfof Boston. Assisted by the WASHINGTON STRING OR CHESTRA, Ernest Lear, Condcctor. Helzffotl Musis Hall, fferft-. Reserved seats 50 cents. At Metzerott Mnaia Store. JHO Vat N W. For sale oa aadatttu February 10 Monday. &m - v