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THE MORTSTOTG- TIMES, TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 189R. fe I" THE -WASHINGTOH TIMES (Morning, Evening and Sunday), OWNED AND ISSUED BY THE WASHINGTON TIMES COMPANY, TIMES BUILDING. SotrrnvTFST Cornrr Pennsylvania Ave nue and Tentu Street. Telephone Editorial Booms. -ISS. Business OUicc, 3J7. Irlcc Morning or Evening Edition, OnoCcnt Sunday Edition Threo Cents Monthly, by Carrier Morning and Sunday Thirty-flvo Ccnt3 Evening. Thirty Cents Morning, ) Evening and- Fifty Cent3 bunday. I BY MA IX,, POSTAGE PEEPAXD. Morning, Bvenlnjjf mid Snudny. Mornlns and Snnduy. Evening and Sunday , 50o 35a . SSo WASHINGTON. l. C. APRIL 11. IS9S. Your Wealth And all the charms of life will be largely augmented by a careful, daily perusal of THE TIME The Times, with its great circula tion, the largest ever attained by any dally paper ever published In the District of Columbia, has long since been recognized as a powerful factor In every public enterprise. It Is also recognized by our wide-awake merchants aa one of the btrongest factors in the growth and fcucccss . of their respective businesses. The Times is the favorite paptr of the people; hence. Is the favorite medium of the business man, who, 312 dajs In every year has his hand on tin? pulse of the people and carefully weighs their wishes. The Times is strong In its position with the "Wash ington public, and these who loan on It, find It a friend In need. The Times is surely, steadily growing. All oilier WaBhingtmt iw'ktk are Just as surely losing. Watch and compare. Tho circulation f The Tlnit fur tue neck ended April 12, lb!li, wiii mi follow m: Monday, April 0 311.001 Tardily. April 7 'H.BON Wedut'Mduy, April 8 38.JJ0I) Thutuduy, April 3H,H.! Frlduv, April 10 -10.-157 Saturday, April t l -11,481 Sunday, April 12 2i,y.ri0 Total 203,358 I solemnly hweur that tlio above Is a correct Mulenti'iit of the dally cir culation of THE "WASHINGTON' TIMES for tin nock ended April 12, 180, and thut all tho copie. wore actually uld or mailed for a valuable consideration and delivered to bonn, lido purchasers or hiibscrlberi; uIko that nono of them were returned or remain In the office undelivered. J. MILTON "i'OUNG. Cuishler. Subscribed and hwotu to before me till. 13th day of April, A. D. 1800. EltNEST G.THOMPSON, Notary Public. Twelve Hours Ago. If you mi. any news in the morning edition look in the list below. What you're looking for was probably printed in yetirduy evening's edition, and an The Times never repeats you'll have to take both editions to get all the news u quick as it hup ptuin. riTz li:i: going to cuba Nominated Tor Consui-Uencral to Suc ceed Uasii'iji Williams. MACHO IN FIGHTING TRIM Big Expedition Brought Him Rifles and Gatling Guild. LOCAL MEASURES PASSED House lines, the Hay to iiubiness of the District. AGREED TO THE MOTION Senate Recede rrom lis Legislative Bill Aiuendments. IN JEFFERSON'S MEMORY Democrats Celebrating His Birthday at Moutuollo. BOMB PENT TO ROOSEVELT It Wus Opefd at New York Police Head quarters. TWO TRYING DAYS Mis WlMr' EXfterkticc with Two Sta in MtrtH. BOCND MONEY CONVENTION ObatriMMM IUm(j emy, isokutions Point Ta' Way. CONFESSION OF THE GIRL Urnce &: fctr er the Bcfclngton lJtae Rubbery. . DISTRICT IN CONGRESS Sfcjw i'wsmrt Made Ujiwn the Appropria- POWERS" WORDS RESENTED F(ik-mtM's Ojen Letter Scoring the ecu! Cwitgrr&siuan. EXTEND THE FIRE LIMITS tHiin fr jHd Against it uiven a Hear ing. CRACKS EAST AND WEST Thoroughbreds Getting Form at New York and Louisville. MILLIONAIRE BALLPLAYERS Harry Wright Day Will See A. G. Spald ing in the Bos. BHUTS OUT OTHER 8JI0WS Cycling Hoard or Trade Has Alruosta Mo nopoly in Chicago. XIAHER TO FIGHT SLAVIN Matched for a Twenty-round Go on May 29. ATHLETES DINED BY A KING Greece's Ruler Banquets the Contestants in the Recent Sports. IDEAL DAY FOR THE DRILL Grand Bicycle Event for the Benefit of a. Chanty. TOLICE COURT SIZER-TJP Bailiff Kendig's Frediction Verified by the Judge. WILL STAY WHERE IT NOW IS " Members Believe the Pnnling Office Is a Fixture. VICE SHALL NOT SPREAD , Judge Miller Says the La w WILJB e Strictly i Enforced. &UL SORTS OF BAD EEOPLE Many Bruised and Battered Plaintiffs L aa Defendants Id Court. The "Asylum Story" An Interesting communication appears in another column this morning from a phy sician who has had wide, practice in brain disorders. His comments are brought out by the experiences of Mrs. Sibyl Wilbur O'Brien, of The Times editorial staff, lube ing arrested, examined and committed to the government asylum for the insane at Anacostia. It is a tource of gratifica tion to this newspaper that iU popular course of public education iu municipal methods lias been so greatly appreciated by its readers; aud It is not the less pleas ing to note the effect of these articles on tiiose who are engaged in professional pur suits which demand close study aud which necessitate just such "laboratory prac tice" as lias been furnished by The Times. There arc, undoubtedly, grave problems In medical Jurisprudence, raised by this actual and accurate description or the ways by which the individual is adjudged dan gerous to the aggregate, and is incar cerated In an institution whose first law is the deprivation of personal liberty. Further than this, moral aud intellectual science step in to inquire as to how far the law, supposedly representing the best judg ment of the greatest number, has a right in equity to dispose or ttie body of one of that number, because or what it choos.es to call the general good. In other words, the whole discussion of socialism versus individualism, is brought out. Argentine's Hint to It Is announced that the Congress of the Argentine Republic will offer an annual Bubsldy of $100,000 to any corporation starling a steamship line from Buenos A yres to some leading port in this country. Con sidering the fact tliat at present our mer chants have to ship and receive their goods and letters to and from Argentine by the way of Europe, thus Incurring both delay andexpense, which would be avoided if there were direct communication be tween the two republics; this proposition may be construed into a hint, not only to some enterprising Americans to establish, a steamship line, but also to the Congress of the United States to grant a subsidy, if requested to do so. It cannot be that the United States does not waul the trade of the South American countries. Yet, bucli almost seems to be the case, for though many efforts have been made by those people to enter into A Gratuitous The appeal of the Federation or Labor In behalf of a free library should be re garded as one madciu good faith. The im putation that the appearance of the Fed eration's legislative committee was really not in the interests of education for the children of workiuguieii in the District, but to pToide work for the workingmen them selves very justly arouses Indignation. It is doubtful if Representative Powers would reiterate the statement which con tained this implication if he were to speak again on. the subject. It is both unjuit and insulting to suppose that the great numbers of Washington meu and women Who labor with their handsaremtinterested in the establishment of a Tree public library In countries where the workingmen and working women are less intelligent and less independent than m America an action such as the Federation of Labor has re cently taken might be open to the suspicion which Representative Powers has pub licly imputed to it. It is not so here. American Athletes The athletes who represented this country at Uie Olympic games recently held at Athens have confirmed by their credita ble performances the opinion which was already becoming prevalent that American muscle as well as American brains leads the world. The fact had been pretty well established in competition both at home and abroad that English athletes were no match for ours. Victories over the Britisher had not been confined to any class of athletics either professional or amateur. From the time when Yankee Pugilist Heenan defeated John Bull Sayers on English soil to the occasion when Dun raven went back to England bested in the branch of sport which he makes hi, busi ness, a large number of victorious laurels have crowned American efforts. These victories over the nation self boasted as the greatest athletic country Drainage of The bill to drain vacantlots, wlilch passed the .House yesterday, and. it Is believed, will encounter no serious opposition In the Senate, is a measure clearly in the line with sanitary principle and practice. Stag nant water accumulates on these Iot and In hot weather bocomc-i a breeder of disease. Not Infrequently these lots give out odors that are frightfully annoying to persons occupying adjacent dwellings, and in many iiiKtances they have been found so ob jectionable a-s to cause tenants to give up the houses they occupied, causing great loss to the owners. To permit such a condition of things to continue, is to pcr Iotuate an injustice to those property holders who have taken advantage of the opportunities offered them in the march of municipal improvements and have con nected their lots and dwellings with the general sewers. Dr. Woodward states the case very clearly in his report, in which he says: The enormous value to the community of a properly planned aud constructed sys tem of sewers cannot be overestimated; but it is remarkable that in the recent agi tation for improvement in the sewer fa cilities of this District so much should have been said about the need for new sewers and so little about the Importance of availing ourselves of those we already 9- 8 PAGES 24 PAGES - SO Cents a Month. TTffii TrDD5lE "Qj By Carrier. z EVERY QU S3L I and the Scientists. But these abstruse questions were not aimed at iu the publication of these ex periences, which have already attracted the attention of the whole country, in cidentally, the facts contained contribute anything to science, so much more to tho credit of modem, up-to-date, progressive and Independent journalism. The real pur pose, however, was the Instruction of the people in matters of everyday life which Ufey pay for, and yet concerning which they know so little, and the gaining of their resultant appreciation thereby. No lurid expose was designed or at tempted. The best proof of this will be found in the recital of the young woman's llfeiu the asylum which appears today and which has nothing but praise for the human and intelligent treatment given her at the asylum. It is "believed (and the ex traordinary growth of The Times indi cates the assertion) that honesty is ap preciated above sensationalism by newspaper-reading people in Washington. The Times tells the truth and because it tells more truths and telli them better than any other local printed medium it has received the largest support. Such is the raison d'etre of the already famous asylum story. It wab obtained, written, and printed for the common peo plethe beatfriendb to be had by any news paper. the United States. closer commercial relations with us, they have failed to secure our co-operation. The short-sighted pollcyofdiscotinteuanclng subsidies, which has been in favor for many years with a certain class of our so-called statesmen, Is largely responsible for this failure. They have failed to learn from England, from France and from other great commercial nations, but particularly the first named, the advantage gained by subsidizing great steamship lines. A faint efrort in that direction has been made within the last year or two, of which the American steamship companies is the beneficiary. The same policy a consid erable subvention for carrying the United Slates mails might be pursued with refer ence to a South American steamship line. It would be worse than folly to have Argentine and other South American na tions knocking at our doors and solicit our commerce, and we refuse to grant them a welcome. Insult Resented. As to the library bill itseir, The Times' attitude is well known. The reasons for its passage have been frequently rehearsed and the benefits to ba derived to the whole Washington public have been set forth. The large patronage extended to the Wash ington City Free Library already est a blislied on a small scale, is a prediction of the appreciation in which a larger free library, with its branches, would be held. The com mittee of the present library state that the number of iwrsons using the reading room during the month of March, of this year, exceeded 1,200, and the uumber of books loaned was 0,982; tins, despite the fact that the library (planers and the num ber of books (iu its shelves are lxilh small. The committee from the Federation of Labor doubtless appreciate the usefulness of this library to the working people of Washington when they urged the passage of the bill They represent a large class but thre arc many more who are not less soliticllous Tor the passage of this good measure. . Lead the World. in the world, gave our representatives at Athens the confidence born of distinguished and almost continuous success. They won againt against many comers, on the ground where those other champions contested in ancient days. The King of Greece was doubtless in spired by a memory of his ancestors achievements on that ground, when he so warmly toasted the American victors at the banquet in Athens Saturday. "I seize this occasion." lie said, "to extend my congratulations to the victors." If the king had been o disponed, he might have made a reservation and boasted that the Greeks in the recent contests generally won the long-distance events, in which endurance was the supreme quality. But he rightly recognled that In the all round tests the Americans had won un questioned supremacy. Vacant Lots. have. Sewers do not serve their purpose unless the owners of abutting proporty connect Mich property with them. In many instances this n done voluntarily, but in others and these are the cae where i-ewcr connections arc most urgently needed the owners of such pro-H-ny fail, for economic reasons to connect It with the rewer, wiUi utter disregard of the sanitary aspects or the case. Sewers are toii-tructeil at the exjiensc of the entire community; the gov ernment should require, therefore, that their use be not urglcvie.1 by the individual to the detriment or public health. n Is to secure this end that this jaw is suggested. This umlmined vneautlot nuisance exfots in some of the best residential portions of the city. Local physicians, will testify to the fact they have had numberless cases of sickness in houses adjoining such lots, which were clearly traceable to their un sanitary condition, arising from the absence of all drainage. Children playing on these lots are particularly liable to be afrected, but adults living in the vicinity are by no means exempt from the effects of their contiguity. Complaint after complaint has been made about this matter; not alone recently, but for years, and the bill referred to is Just what is needed. Owners of such lots have no right to leave them in a state dangerous to health, simply to a ve expense, when the drainage of the lots will make them the more valuable to the purchaser. 0 every 12 HOURS. 7 DAYS. ; NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA Another Murderous Assault Added to a Long List. .James Cook Attacked by Dick Bur nett on an Old Score Important City Council Meeting. Miss Frances Willard was greeted at tho M. E. Church Gouth yesterday afternoon by a large audlence-which listened attentively to tills lady's eloquent appeal in behalf of the w. C. T. TJ. The meeting, was held under the direction of Mrs. J . F MUjcr, wire of the pastor. Miss Willard wyiis, accompanied by Mrs. La i'etra. ex-nresident or the order in the Dis trict of Columbia, and superintendent of the department forthe promotion of good citi zenship; Mlfes Anna A. Gordon, superintend ent of Juvenile work or tho W.C.T.U.of tl.c world; Mrsj Crafts, superintendent of Suii-(lay-sebool.jvjrkin W.C.T.U.of the world, and Rev. Mc.iWUbur F. Crafts, superintend ent National Bureau or Reroim. Miss Willurd delighted her audience for more tbiuuam hour with an eloquent ap peal to tliodadics of Alexandria to Join Uic noble wor( of the white ribboners, wiiich is spreading from land to land. She paid a glowing tribute to the "historic city of the Potoniac.'laitd wasproudottbeopportunlty toaddressitscitlzens. The speaker recount ed the stirring' events or the crusade in 2D0 towns of lOhloi resulting in an increased membership in both the public and Sunday schools. She spoke of iicr recent trip to Europe and "hoped for arbitration be tween this and the mother country." Miss Willard spoke of the great interest being manifested throughout Virginia by the V. C. T. U., and appealed to those present, at the close of her remarks, to allow the white ribbon to be pinned upon their breasts. Mrs. Wilbur F. Crafts spoke of the excellent work that had been accomplished In the Sunday schools by the adoption or the temperance lessons. The following resolutions were adopted by the meeting: "Resolved, That we earnestly petition Congress to jiass the Glllelt bill, to protect State anti-gambling laws from nullification by applying to Interstate gambling by telegraph the pen alties already provided for Interstate gambling by mall and express." The petition was signed by Rev-. J. T. Wlllaims. Rumsey Smithson, F. T. Benson, D. U. Kcrii and Mrs. J. T. Williams. The case of Patrick Breene was called up In the police court yesterday. As stated in The Times, Breene seriously cut James Phillips, at the house of a woman named Barnes, on South Washington street, on Saturday night. The evidence deduced was to the effect that Phillips went to the house drunk and made the assault; and that, Breene used his knife to defend himself. Breene has a broken arm, and the fact that he Was alone, and the affair was only witnessed by rriends, a fine of $5 and costs was Imposed. It is not thought that Phillips' injuries will result seriously, though he will be scarred for lire. The case was heard by Justice Sin clair. The corporation court yesterday was en gaged in civil cases. No liquor licenses were issued, but many of the dealers se cured the commissioner of revenue's cer tificate. In the iwlicc court yesterday Harry Jones, colored, for threatening to set fire to his mother's house, was fined $T. and several drunks were fined $1 each. The work or repairing andrepaving Cam eron street, between Fairfax and Lee. was begun today. Mr. Stephen Smith is the contractor. Mr. it. II. Atkinson has the contract for furnishing the new wheels for the hook and ladder truck. The orgaq.-hymn books, etc., which were removed from the Oak Hill Baptist Church, in Fairrax county, by the dissaiisned ele ment ot the congregation, were returned and In place yesterday, as per order of "Squire Klrby, and the erring brothers wilt not go t,o jail. The row of houses being built by Dr. Klipstein, on South Pitt street, were broken intp Saturday night and, a number of varpenters? tools wefeNstolcn. " "" At amee'tlng or the county board or super visors yesterday, after hearing arguments on the question or removing the county court lions: from this cityj iC was decided to fix upon April 23' as the time for hearing arguments upon the question of location. The city council will bold an Important meeting tonight. There is now pending be fore council the newbuildingordinance.Itis expected that the recommendation of the Business Men's League for bonding the city for street and sewer work will also come up. and the matters relativcto private parties tapping the city sewers will be considered. Another assault was added last night to the long record in Alexandria. About 8 o'clock James Cook was assaulted by Dick Burnett at the corner of Henry and King streets and was seriously cut on the head. The wounded man was taken to the office of Dr. Snowdcn and nine stitches were taken to close the wound. Bad blood has existed for some time be tween Burnett and Cook. Burnett was arrested some lime Mnce, and he claims that while he wus in Jail Cook weut to his barroom and attempted to exturt money from Mrs. Burnett, and afterward reported her for selling liquor on Sunday, for which Burnett was fined and his licence revoked. Last night the assailant, who has but one leg, saw Cook standiug near the corner of King and Henry .treeis, and Immediately assaulted him. breaking his crutch over Cook's head. Buniett Is now under S500 bail on the charge of highway robbery. Mr. Daniel J Normojle of this city, who has been connected for n numlier of years with the Boston House in Wanhingtnn. will leave for Hartford. Conn., til Thursday night, where he has accepted a lucrative position. At a meeting of the Alexandria Light Infantry last night It was decided to give an excursion to River View on June r, and Messrs. John Greene, Will Uhler and Charles Fisher were appointed a committee of arrangements. NO HIGHWAY ACT. Prospect for Now Legislation at This Session Ih Slim. A new highway act for Washington at this session of Congress becomes daily more improbable. It is stated upon good authority that the sentiment of the Senate District Com mittee is decidedly against the purchase of any lands not yet subdivided for street use and where It becomes necessary to buy lots because the whole or the greater part or them is needed, the feeling is equally strong that the adjacent-lots will be bene fited to such an extent that the benefits assessed against them ought to meet the greater part of the necessary expense. The members of the committee are re ported to be mindful of the fact thatin the laying out of the city originully a large part of the building space in addition to the streets was donated for public pur poses. If they do not think this ought to be repeated in the suburbs and further ex tensions of the city at least they believe the slrects ought not to cost the taxpajers anything. For the present the only way that is open for the person intending to sub divide his property and putit on the market is to make the streets conform to the gen eral plan of the streets of the city and proceed as under fhe law previous to the passage of the highway act. The modiricatiou of the bill for water main assessments suggested by Commisioner Powell in hhletter published by The Even lug Timesnye3teTday in answer to a letter from Seun'ior JifcMillan has a bearing upon street extelsib'ns, but mainly upon heveral particular "'cases' such aa that of North Capitol stfraaftd of Fourteenth street, a street iu Tilk'brha, and others which are being immediately pressed for some specific reason through lands not soon to be subdivided. In the modified bill it will be remem bered as$egments are not to be made against agricultural lands, except for 100 feet" for eadn (parcel of ground affect I. In the North 'Capitol street case especially it is said that a chief obstacle to the opening of theistreetnow is the opposition of the MorerBarbour heirs to the heavy water main, assessmentupon land that could not come intojhe market as building lots lor a uumuex ,'oX years. CRANE AS THE GOYERNOR His Kentucky Executive Matches His Senatorial Impersonation. Cumillo D'Arvlllo's "Music KIhm." "Ciirnipn" Suhk nt Allen's Grand. Good Plays nt tho Other Qouhcs. "The Governor of Kentucky" appeared so breezily at (he National last night that eventhesultrinessof thefirstspringevenlng was forgotten. William II. Orane Is always charming and lie is more so than ever when surrounded by such a company as now supports him. Franklin Fyles has woven together under the taking title or "The Governor of Kentucky," a series or incidents which give Mr. Crane the opportunities he so well knows how to handle. Ue has made it strong enough to permit of the governor aud liia Bweetlieart being the only persons on the stage when the curtain rings down. Anaudience that filled eeryseaten joyed the play from beginning to end and everyone could have stood a little more of it. Mr. Crane needs no word of praise in thl city. Ue is too well known. It Is suf ficient to say that "The Governor of Ken tucky" loses no dignity or humor in his hands. He was the Crane of'Tlie Sena tor." though less dash was needed. Bow true his deliueatiou of the character was could be judged by the applause given by the Kentuckinns present, and thercwerc not a few. A curtain call and a most vigorous one. came to the reward of the calm and effective manner in which he showed how a Kentucky gentleman could offer a mortal offetthe. Of the members or the company noi an unkind word could be said if any one tried hard to find an excuse. What a charm there was alwut that refined, old Ken tucky gentleman. Col. Henry Clay Bingley, otherwise Mr. Percy Brooke. The Kentucky drawl was only accentuated by the pride with which he referred to Ids distinguished relative, Henry Clay. If criticism can be made, it in, that there was not a little more of the "colonel." Mr. Burr Mcintosh as Daniel Boone Bing ley, a Kentucky mountaineer, was one of the hits or the evening. Mr. Mcintosh took the licst care or the character of the moonshiner, who had been chased out or the business by the revrnueorricerH. Mr. Crane had n hard time finding the twins. Misses Margaret and Anna Robin son, but he has been amply rewarded for all his trouble Miss Marion Attoh appeared as Betty Bunco, a Blue Grass old maid, and Wash ington is ready to have large shipments of her arrive each week. She was Just the Jollies! old maid the National has seen for many a month. Miss Blanche Button wa.s the prize which fell to the governor after he had carried hersucecKsrully through the trouble which threatened to shatter her lire's happiness. Whatir she did have to tell him at the last (hat. she loved him it is leap year, and no one found fault. As the careless, happy daughter or the governor's sei retary. bothered only by the adoration or all Uie boys around the State-house, she was as graceful as when, as a broken-hearted daughter she tempted the ruler of the State while pleading for tier lather's honor. "The Governor or Kentucky" promises to have such a run this week as will plea-e the treasury of the most exacting theater. A numlHirorSenalorsand Representatives who have never seen Mr. Crane in his famous character of the Hon. Hannibal Rivers have expressed a. wish to see "The Senator." This play will be given one presentation and the management have rixed on Saturday iiiglii lor the event. The seats Tor the" only performance of "The Senator" arc now on sale. The weather conditions, with their supcr impregnation or spring, aud the sudden downdmpping or that period- when youth instinctively turns to dreams of love, was propitious ror the presentation of"Made lcine, or the Mngic Kiss," with Camllle D'Arvlllc as the unkisM-d maiden, last evening, at the La Myette Square. A large audience, the ladies handsomely gowned' inTnew" and Incoming post-Easter costumes, was present to witness the rendition of legendary romance, and ap propriately enough, the scene was Nor mandy, and the time the month of roses. The almost perfect soprano voice or Miss D'Arvlllc, possessing a wide range and sub ject to t lie most absolute control, more than satisfied the expectations or these who heard her for the rirst time, and her Qld friends realized that he had lost none or her operatic force and attractiveness. The play itself is light and suited to the temperature of -spring, and a time or recrea tion. The entire plot Is woven around the legend that ir the Baron DeCrimm, on the anniversary or Ills 100th birthday should receive the rirst kiss of a mature maiden he would be rejuvenated to the extent of venty-five year-. By marrying the maiden and receiving a second kiss, .-mot her quarter of a century would be removed. The third kiss left n 'young and handsome man of twenty-five year. Horace W. Kavcnscroft as the Baron De Crlmmsangthecentcnarian'ssong withgcvd effect and Mictesfuliy earned out his re actionary eoliituu. Dr. Gourmet, the lurou's physician, enlivened the various scenes with considerable humor, aided and abetted by Frank Turner a the lirons steward and IKnrj Stanley as the baron's secretary. The chief fun of the eenuis w'a sup plied by Miss Ahce Gaillurd a- Mary Doodle, a dashing widow who had buried six hus bands in a many mouths and was weking to contract another matrimonial alliance. The Misses Ma-id and Hilda Hollins as Dr. Goumet'.s daughters did .some good singing, bright acting and excellent dancing. Fred erick Rlbeaii. the Alsatian artist, was imper sonated by W. G. Stewart, who pcrforiiKtl the part of the villain without obtaining the enmity of the audience. "Carmen." the opening opera of the second and last week of the Hinrich ton. pany, was magnificently acted and sung last night at the Grand Opera House. Na tall, in the title role, exceeded even the favorable impresion she created as Mar guerite. Her superb interpretation of the tickle, fiery Spaniard, together with her picturesque dressing or the part- added a fascination to her beautiful vo'ce that won for her an ovation at the conclusion of the castanet song. Michelena gave "Don Jose" with a pas sionate, realistic force, while the Escu milla of Do Backer was one or the best con ceptions or the torreador given here Tor years. Alice Judson and Gertrude Syaneberg made the most or the small parts, allotted them. The chorus did .splendid work, notably In the fete scene of the .second act. when their concerted number with Eseumillo aroused the audience to enthusiastic and prolonged applause. And the orchestra never seemed to ac cord with such splendid unison as last night, when, under (he magic baton of its director, it interpreted the loves, jeal ousies, merrymaking and death that rorm the plot in the terrible beautiful opera or Bizet. "The Land of the Living," the drama in five acts, which was given here ror the first time last night at the Acad-my of Music before a la'ge audience, is a play full of the features and misfortunes of people who can readily tie supposed to have existed, or are still members of the human family. There are some occas ional lines of exaggeration and a few scenes which are hardly credible, but on the whole the play is built and executed inside of the proUibiiiiies.. The. villain is very villainous, so much so that his very ungrateful partus fre quently denounced from the gallery where his realism grates on the sensibilities of that discriminating quarter. The part Is played by Mr. Myron Calice. The hero is Gerald Arkwright, Mr. Frank Karrington, who is of course the victim or the villain. Gerald Arkwright's wire, played very cleverly and artistically by Miss Lillian Price, is the prize for which the villain plays his diabolical game, the last incident or which is his landing in prison to the great satisfaction of the au dience. In the cast there is a very cute and bright child. Marie .ansou. who must have begun to sul j- art a'nd "say pieces" In the cradle. Mr. Harry Webster, Mr. John Price, s&SQSSsrcTOSSSQ'&S&SSS&SQ (p CLARK'S. 7th St. An Elegant LI if Black Brilliantine Dress Skirt 18 8 til lined throughout, weU infllll atvllalilv riiir Frnn- ful hang, full-flare width. 1 OQ Price for today .... .. px CLAKK'S,r34-r36rtIlSt. (3 SQSQSSSSGSStSSSSASSG' sssu Miss Electra Melema, and Miss Morissc work the comic vein in the lines very ac ceptably. The play is 'by Frank Harvey and Is well staged. The view of London Bridge at midnight is a very pretty feature. " Japan," the rifth ani last of thesuperbly illustrated lectures comprising the Stoddard course, was given lat night at the Metz erott Hall to a large and distinguished audience, such as have attended regularly throughout the entire season. Beginning with his arrival In Yokohama, the lecturer conducted his mental tourists through the streets, parks, cemeteries, tem ples and palaces or the most fascinating city In the world. He pictured the rural life of Japan, Its simplicity and happiness, ns poetry and romance He contrasted the past of this most wonderful country with its reccni present, claiming for it sjeertlcr progress in less time tn.-in that achieved by any other country in the world. Mr. Stoddard conduct id his hearers through Kcnes which contrasted -reatly with all that have gone before yet which do not pale in interest before any. He told of his charmed days In the quaint country whose ncwpitablepeoplemaileevery moment a delight ami whOie strange-ways filled him with perpetual wonder A tour la Japnu will hv given for the last tlmetomoirowevenliig after winch Mr Stoddard will depart to be seen no more for a year Flynn and Sherdlnn's big double show played to a crowded house at Kernan's Lyceum Theater last night. It was the sec ond performance given here by the company, this Reason, so the lovers of the beautiful In pictnrcs. wit, humor, Knarkling burlesque and entertaining specialty nets, knew they were taking no chances wheu they bought seat 8. Since Its last vUlt here the company has been strengthened by the addition or sev eral Interesting and novel specialty fea tures, among which arc U.Tom Ward and Prince Flatow In the indescribable eccen tricity. "Say Nothing;" George Sugden and Harry Buckley, musical comedians, and Miss Juliet t a Nelson in tight wire acts. Besides these an entirely new up-to-date comedy entitled "On the Island lias been added, the most interesting features of which are the cadet drill by eight girls and the Amazon drill by a like number of Creoles. Two separate and distinct performances are given, one by the white and the other by the Creole members of the company. The performance was opened by the Creole vocalists and the colored comedians, who eutertained the audience with a number of new songs and dances. "Hot Stuff" Billy Farrell and his wife Willie made a hit in "The Cake Walker's Dream." The performance closed with a back dance by the creoles- The Big Sensation Double Show will be presented at Kernan's every evening during the remainder of the week. Commitment of the Insane. Editor Times: I am highly pleased with the interesting account of the commitment of one of your reporters to the insane asy lum, and think it right and proper that the community at large should be informed of the matter Just as long as the possibility of its occurrence exists. Some time ago I was consulted by a well known New York reporter who. unknown to me. had put up this job ot feigning insanlty for the sensational purpse of doing just what your enterprising reporter has done. After examination I told her that the al leged symptoms were merely hysterical and dismissed her with simple advice. A few days later she freely confessed the in tended found, and that after seeing me she had indulged in good cry at what she consid ered the brutal accusation of hysteria 'n a woman who for years had successfully braved the world asa newspaer reporter. The questions or simulated iwanitv and of xiert testimony suggested by your edi torial comments are ten. large to be touched upon here. The public bus. however, the right to expect in tHt.s matter of whhiimI iicss of mind so seriou aa to compromise personal liberty tbut the hhMvHimI to W sequestrated should have at leat Uie ! cflt of duly qMflcsl pfciu.oal r pmMm as to bs condition before rflwmKmftrt. A quibble may arts as to JmM what rw-.stitHtt-s "duly qmiHAed" opamoa. bwt with lltut we Have nothing ta do. SuMKietit t Miy that In these days of nfiecteMMH we would hardly go to an cwJtet or aa aortal to et broken boecs i r aTe a Unto awpa tated. In lunacy Inquiries, as I kave oftm eea ih tfee District or Columbia aad ecTttrr. juries are mif-h-d by deotgntajr lawyer, win cite the antiqnnted inVtum of aa ebaeare Down- East judge as to the wortnleta" of expert medical testimony. wMIe they maintain complete silcm e as to lac more enlightened opinions of a drzea or mare eminent jurists who ncak in the highest rummer or such testimony. On the other hand, physicians as a rule have a not ion that lawyers get them on the witnos stand with buHyraggmg Intent, and have a special ambition to rout them by any means that will confuse or discon cert. In a late address to the medicolegal con gress, a prominent lawyer of New York city, Mr Albert Bach, whose experience In "trying- to rattle witnesses or this kind qualified him to speak advisedly, said: "Give me an expert uot a so-called ex pert but a man thoroughly conversant with the sciences concerning which he is to be examined, andl will show you amanwho cannot bediscoucertetl by any one." This gentleman further says that a sen sible body of men, under the guidance of competent experts in forensic medicine, and the supervision of the judges, does not go far astray, and that where the ex pert is examined for the purpose of ascer laining scientific truths there Is so little conflict iu expert evidence as to force the couvietlou that science, instead of thwart ing, is trying to aid and promote the ends of justice, IRVING C. ROSSE, M. D- MAENNEBCOOR ENTERTAINS. Plny.nn Opera nnd a Hall Enjoyed by the Society. The Germanla Macnnerchor entertained a large number of friends last evening at Masonic Temple in a most delightful man ner. The program for the evening was varied, consisting of vocal and instrumental music, a one-act comedy entitled "At the Post in '66," Amorita," n comic opera iu one act, and a, ball. The musical part of the program con tained the following numbers- Piano solo, Pror. Emll Chnstianl. director or the Ger mania Singing Society; "The Singer's Spring Song," solo by Mr. Fred Harke. chorus by Maennerchor Society; "Good night, Sweet Dreams," Miss Therese Bueh ler, grand chorus by the Maennerchor So ciety, and "The Book Song," by the original Mikonia Quintet, Messrs. Frank Escher, Gustav Escher, William Escher. sr., Wil liam Escher, jr., and Miss Sophie Escher. "At the Post" was presented hy Miss W. Christian! and Messrs. C. Richter and Mr. Pohlman. "Amorita" was presented by a cast composed or Miss Sophie Escher, Mr. C. Richter. Mr-F,Aue. Mr. August Duehring. Mr. Carl Duehring, Mr. William Heincmann, Miss D.ora Friedrich, MisHThercsc Buehler, Miss Anna Toehl, Mr. August Schwarz, Herr Koch, Mr. WimamEscher. jr.. Mr. William Escher, sr.. Mr. Pohlman, Mr. F. Hark, Miss Blandford. 'v raKia O -,,, -, $5 SPRING SHOES, $3.90 Don't burn your feetnp with heavy winter Shoes, nnd don't barn your money up by par ing S. for Shoes elite where, wlile we are seu ing"II.S., &HJ3." famous 5-3 '-Tan" Shoes. Napalcon, and "Elite'' toa (very narrow am "icuiura narrow; lor $3-90 CROCKER'S, Shoes, 939 Pa. Ave. Goldetiberg's, 928 7th-7o6 K St. We're probabl7 more par ticular about the hosiery we sell than anything- else in the store. Good hosiery wins a host of friends, and once won they will remain always. That's the way we reason when we are In the market buying-. And so we've built up a hosiery trade that is enviable, in deed. To get more of you ac quainted we will sell alL of our Men's, Ladies', anc? Children's 25c hosiery TODAY At 19c pair It's simply an inducement, and it means a saving of 6c a pair more than that I Goldenberg's, 928 7th7o6 K St. srcs"SSS5SSS5SS,rasSSSS3a Ql riW I lift i .!. t? df Instead of the reg-ular 0 price one dollar for those g g splendid Kid Gloves in g tf white, black and colors. No $ profit in it for us at this g g price so we'll limit the time g rt of getting them to Tuesday 8 $ and Wednesday. S 7th St. SS53! We've got a Suit for $7.50 that we want oomarei wHtU any body's StO grade- It's fcUer- our guarantee starxis for that. We don't care by what you estt mato ootheV -worth thts'll cwhtis most fully up to your expecta tions. A lot of patterns to pick from. SAKS AND COMPANY, Pn Are. mitt Tlh St. S.k Corner." SATS GOLD IS MONEY. Supreme Court Decides nn Intercut lug Point on Hoods. The Supreme Court of the United states reconvened yesterday after a ten daya recess and handed down opinions in a score ana a half of cases. Mississippi litigation was the occasion of the most important, if not the most in teresting decisions. Amoi Woodruff, trus tee, and the German Bank of Memphis, holders of certain bonds issued by tho Mississippi Levee Board No. 1, brought suit in the court or Hinds county in that Stale to enforce a lien and trust upon cer tain lands in that county created in their favor as holders of such bonds. These bonds were issued m 1871 and weremade payable in "gold coin." although the interest coupons were payablein "law ful money." The case went against the plaintiffs and the supreme court of tho State affirmed the Judgment of the trial court. In its decision the supreme court said: "When the bonds were issued 'gold coin was not the bash of the business of tha country. Itwasmoncy.bntofmnchgreater value than the circulating medium, con sisting of United State Treasury note-, of national bank notes, of which tve tafca judicial notice. "All debts payable In 'dollars generally were, as now, salvable in legal tender, but an obligation payable in gold coin can bo discharged only according to its terms. In authorizing the issuance of Iondi for one million dollars and In the use of the to rni money Uie legislature must te suppot to have meant In the act cited that money which constituted the basis of the general business of the country and was a legal tender for the payment of debts. Therefore, there was no authority in Uie act for the issuance of bonds payable in gold coin, and they were void for want of authority for their issuance. This is a mat ter of substance, involving a departure in a most material feature rrom the act au thorizing bonds In be issued and rendered them void from the beginning. From thi5 decision the bondholders ap pealed to the Supreme Court ot the United States- The opinion ot the court was an nounced by Chief Justice Puller. It dis cussed at greatlengtb the Question whether or not "gold coin"' was "money." and reached the conclusion that it was money, and therefore that Uic use of that term in a bond Issue under authority to borrow money was not invalid. The judgment r the supreme court ot the State wasreverscd and the cause remanded with instructions to proceed not inconsistent with the opinion. umnm tun kl 8 I OWNS g 904-906 s s sj.JK4nss4 iJ V s, .jtt,,r.. A ivc 'viTfi .