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pens. DRINKS' FOR HIS HEALTH
Unique Excuse Offered Judge Kimball
by a prisoner.
WAKES REPLY TO BOUTELLE
Cutmit Treasurer Pierra Answers the
ADEPT AMONG THE LOWLY
Ttieotopliist Leader to Be Taken From
. the Rank and File.
UV.RGE LIST OF SPEAKERS
First National Congress of Religious
PROUD OF THEIR BLUE BLOOD
Daughters of Patriotic Sires to Cele
brate iu New York Today.
NEW BILL TO BE DRAWN
Eckiugton and Belt Lines' Future Under
CYCLERS TO HAVE PEACE
L. A. W. and A A. U. Trouble Said to
Have Been Settled.
TALENT FAVOR BEN BRUSH
Dwycr's Kentucky Derby Entry Has
Plenty of Friends.
CRACKS ARE IN FINE SHAPE
Thoroughbreds Given Plenty of Exercise
Dunug Fine Weather.
SENATORS' GOOD SHOWING
Indications Are That There Is to Be
Some Team Work Done.
CHURCH GOERS PROTEST
Effort by Northeast Citizens to Defeat
a Liquor Lieeuse.
FAILED TO HIDE THE CRIME
Body of Enos Lawrence Discovered in a
BAILORS OF THE SEWERS
Cleaners Start on Their Spring Cruise
DID NOT DENY THE CHARGE
Edvrard North Pleaded Guilty to Con
ducting a Poker Room.
GAVE A LIGHT SENTENCE
Judge Cole Acts in an Oleomargarine
CALLED IT A PLAIN 8TEAL
New Utah Seuator Describes a Bill
. Before the Senate.
AUTONOMY NOT FOR CUBA
Spain Will Grant Neither .That Nor
IN FAVOR OF SOUND MONEY
Federation of Lalior no Longer De
mands Free Coinage.
8ECRETARY MORTON WEARY
Dull Routine of Departmental Work Irk
some to Him.
DISTRICT IN CONGRESS
Pord Theater Commission Will Report
Separate Belief Bills.
KINDLY ACT REMEMBERED
J. Spencer Miller of Media, Pa., Falls
Heir to h Fortune.
MASSING AGAWJST SILVER
Active Campaign Begun 'by Friends
of Sound Money.
The eternal sheathing of the sabre and
the perpetual silence of the belching cannon
ls the object of the peace congress which
Is in session In Washington today. Rep
resentatives of every- territorial quarter
of the country have gathered to protest
against ruthless human sacrifice to the
god of war, and insist upon a rational
The movement is timely at a period
of almost universal unrest and is naturally
spontaneous in the face of the uuspeakab!e
cruelties in the bellicose orient, in Dark
Africa, in our neighbor Cuba. The dis
ciples of peace and no needless slaughter
have vivid object lessons on all aides to
poiut the Justification of their crusade.
The object of their work is not alone the
consummation of the Divine wish, but it
ls likewise the answer to au universal
human supplication for deliverance from
the remaining vestige of an ancient and
War Is the necessity of pride on one side
or willful error on the other. The panacea
of the peacemakers Is a tribunal of ar
bitration. This realization, If attainable,
ls a benizen worth praying for, and work
it now looks as If the chief material
evidence of Weyler's generalship would not
accomplish its purpose as a military ex
pedient. The troclia or strong line has
been fairly effective in keeping the forces
of Maceo In the western province, but,
meanwhile, what of the rest of the Island?
Made desperate by the persistence witli
which small detachment? of the insurgents
ended the vigilance of thetrocha, Weyler
summoned additional forces from every
part of Cuba, until the flower of the Spanish
regulars is massed In this merely defensive
line. It was expected, of course, that
Maceo would show fight. . He didn't do it;
he ls too good a general. He merely
holds his force of 15,000 men in threatening
attitude, and Weyler, while doubtless recog
nizing the failure of his movement as an
effective military operation is evidently
at a loss to better dispose his force under
the circumstances. He probably suspects,
too, that Maceo has no desire to do aught
but distract attention of the military force
The question whether a pension is a
bounty or a vested right has been dis
cussed in and out of Congress so much and
so often that nothing remains to be said
on either side, yet it is probable that the
convictions of neither of the parlies tothe
dispute have lieen changed or shaken by
the arguments of the other. The friends of
the vested right idea, however, have got
their views crystallized in the bill intro
duced by Representative Pickler, and this
measure is ardently supported by the Grand
Army of the Republic, which for years has
been trying to secure such action. Opposi
tion to the principle embodied in the bill
is much less violent than it used to be and
it is believed that the measure will pass
without encountering serious difficulties.
The Pickler bill Is in the line of legisla
tion calculated to place the pensioner be
yond the whims of bureau officials, or
the malice of personal enemies. It provides
that a pension bball not be cut off save
where positive proof is adduced showing
It to have been secured by fraud, and in
the investigation of the case the pensioner
is to be permitted to confront his accuser
or accusers. At present a pensioner is left
in the dark us to who is the person that
charges him or her with fraud, and the
whole proceedings by which the retention.
Quite a Pictu
Wasulngtonlans will regard with favor
the proposition embodied in Senator Can
non's Joint resolution to construct near
this city a landscape representation of the
United States, on the scale of one foot to
the mile, which shall show the chief
physical features of the country. It Is a
decidedly novel and picturesque idea and
one which happily ls not difficult of execu
tion nor requires a great deal of expense.
Moreover, the place where this miniature
of Uncle Sam's domains can be appropri
ately put up, or down, whichever you please,
Is right at hand. Potomac Park, for that,
of course, will ba the name of the park to
be laid out on the fiats, is the very spot
In preparing the flats for the park the
plans could be so arranged as to locate the
map near one end and have the water
there represent the Gulf of Mexico, while
the water on the north and south sides
would do service for the Atlantic and
Pacific Oceans. Lakes could be provided
as tuefac similes of the Great Lakes on
the northwestern boundaries of the United
Through Underground Washington.
The city sewer inspectors are pursuing
their spring and summer subterranean
cruise through the arteries of the city's
refuse. The experience of the men who
find their pittance for bread in so vile and
nauseous an undertaking is as repulsive
and horrible as the suggestion Implies.
Only the virile pen of Victor Hugo has
dared dip iu the polluted liquid ot.a city's
sewers. Desirous of sending Jean Val
Jcau through the most awful trial human
sense could endure he sent him into the
mouth of a sewer aud through its reeking
It seems almost Incredible that men are
found who will endure the foul odors of
the vile solutions. But the work is a
50 Cents a
sj. By Carrier. 5
Perhaps this ls wishing too much. The
millennium Is conceivable ia the abstract
but it is not of mortal making in the
concrete. There are necessary evils. Is
war one of them? Is the menace of an
-Minamcnt, finger to trigger, match to fuse,
the most effective enforcement of peace?
Has the old-fashioned disciplinary theory
of the spared rod and spoiled boy fallen
behind the possible enlargement to Inter
Universal peace would be uead blow
to the jingos. Those who see no strength
In a foreign policy that docs not extend
terms In one hand and a declaration of war
in the other, look with resentment upon
the peace movement. They confound
peace with inactivity. War is the triumph
of might, peace and arbitration the con
quest of right. Is there a choice?
Thc-most brilliant Americans of all states,
professions aud creeds join in this appeal
-oMivr,sal civilization torelegate carnage,
to darkness of the past and to concur
in an international board of arbitration
which shall be a final tribunal for the resort
of all nation to the preservation of life,
right and peace.
of Spain wliile Gomez, Jose Maceo and
the others commit successful ravages in
every other province of the Island.
Simultaneous with this sore trial of
Weyler comes the revivals of the Spanish
declarations of readiness to treat for
peace on grounds which do not imply too
much consideration for Cuban consequence'
or too great sacrifice of the monarchical
dignity. The two great racts of tlie Spanish
troehannd Spanish concession may have no
"necessary connection," but there are
those who smpect otherwise. Spain, it is
true, professes to feel" no cause for dis
couragement over the situation in her
rebellious Island. The queen regent, in
her speech from the throne, will express
sentlmentsof firmness and non-compromise.
But the somewhat eager-willingness of the
mother country to grant some concessions
on the laying down of rebel arms, gives
rise to the suspicion that the Spanish
cause, if In her own eyes just, is at least not
or loss of his pension arc determined, are
entirely ex parte. AH this is illogical, In
congruous, unjust and rcpellant to the
American idea of fair play.
Instances arc known of pensioners being
subjected to endless annoyance by ill
disposed neighbors, who made charges
which finally proved to have no foundation
whatever, and many a poor fellow or poor
widow has been put to considerable and
unnecessary expense to disprove these
groundless accusations. The Pickler bill,
therefore, contemplates nothing mqre than
Justice in securing the pensioner in un
disturbed enjoyment of his stipend.
It would be well If coupled with this pro
posed legislation there could be some method
looking to the simplification of Deregula
tions and rules with which the passage
of a claim through the Pension Bureau Is
hampered. The convolutions of Dickens'
famous Circumlocution Office were nothing
compared to the red tape that literaliy
entwlnes every claim for a pension in its
course through that bureau. How not to
do it seems to be the rule that governs there.
Mr. Pickler might employ some of his
surplus energy In the gigantic task of
cleaning that Augean stable of its accumu
States, and even Niagara Falls need not
be lacking. A system of miniature water
ways might show the principal rivers at
least; ornamental trees the great forest
sections, Yoscmite Park, and the great
mountain chains could be easily constructed
and the great cities indicated by miniatures
of their leading architectural features. In
brief, Senator Cannon's idea could be
executed with comparative ease and at
comparatively little expense.
It will be readily seen how great an at
traction so unique a landscape would be,
and al60 how useful It would prove as a
practical lesson in geography. It would
at the same time subserve an ornamental
as well as a useful purpose. The lover of
the aesthetics as well as the utilitarian
ought to be delighted with it. The Senator
from Utah has not indicated any particular
location for hlB project, but lie can hardly
feci otherwise than grateful to The Times
for pointing out to him the place, as ideally
appropriate for Us execution, as will be
necessity for the public safety and the
public health. The whole Intricate sub
stratum of cylindrical avenues must be
carefully traversed three or four times a
year. This is one of the exigencies of
The trips are not made without peril.
The channels are absolutely black, there
Is continued danger in introducing-exposed
light to the mortified atmosphere of the
sewers and the gases arising from the
heavy bosom of the" foul stream.It seems
impossible that men can endure it, but
the exciting and unpleasant but neces
sary adventure is never abandoned for
lack of men willing to undertake it.
EVERY 12 HOU RS
IN AID OF THEIR LIBRARY
Success ,of Inbor Bureau's Enter
tainment .t Misonio Temple.
Ball Boom Grand with a Lovely As-
- numbly Dp. Kent's Pructlcal Ad-'
dress Music aud Comedy.
A merrier or more gracious assemblage
has seldom gathered in Masonic Temple
than that which filled Its ball room last
cvenlug, the occasion being the entertain
meat in aid oftthe Workingmen's Labor
Bureau and -Library.
More than fifteeu hundred people rallied
to the support pf the enterprise, which
Is" now the greWlnotlve with the working:
ili.T: of the city- aud to the realization of
which they rir'e taihdlug their be3t energies.
Out ofthelhost'nleasliw evidences of the
L ultimate success-of the undertaking to
equip me uiijeau witn a worthy uurary
is the lively interest manifested in it by
the ladles of foecity. These lent a special
grace and charm to the attendance. The
weather, too,, accommodated itself with
becoming complaisance to the dancing tea"
tare or the 'program so that all things
considered tmjre was nothing wanting to
make the evjjhfnja one of unqualified suc
cess. The m'onej-changers also said that
financially Qierpiwas ample reason for
Tilt- labor leaders were on the floor in
numbers, an.oug them being Messrs. Mc?
Hu?,-!, Simmons. Potter, Hayes, Worden,
O'Doa, Doley, Maiden, Wilder, Clements,
Keep and otlie'rs. Among the guests was
Rev. Dr. Alexander Kent, pastor of the
People's Church, whose eloquent lauguage
has often been heard and forcibly in
causes similar to that of last evening.
Dr. Kent liatLbeen selected to deliver
the inaugural address and while his
address was appropriately short It was
full of "pith and moment." The speech
tvas preceded by an enlivening overture by
the Musical Assembly band.
Dr. Kent spoke first of the object of the
gathering, the efforts heretofore made in
this direction, and the evident material
assistance of the present entertainment,
lie complimented the appreciation of the
workingmen or the value of such an edu
cational and refining institution as the
proposed library, and to the material gain
to the workingmen of other clties-in which
libraries had been established.
He referred specifically to the library
and its kindred educational branches of
the London Institute, In which the scope
of the library idea had been enlarged
into practical institutional aSd polytechnic
work. Such a result was not Impossible
here. United action could accomplish a
great deal if the 7,000 or more laboring
men worked toward ouc design harmo
niously. Dr. Kent illustrated the possibilities of
the future by showing how magnificent
church buildings were erected by congre
gations of less than 2,000 members. What
could not be done, he said, by the work
ingmen if they donated only their "idle
days." The labor on such an institution
would not be an clement of cost as it is
on buildings put up for other purposes and
Tor which workingmen must be paid. Dr.
Kent's sentiments and suggestions were as
usual on practical lines. The address could
not fail df making a substantial impression.
The- program ivas composed of Lcsides
the items noted, some fancy dancing by
Miss Dollie Brandon, whistling solos by
Alias Constance Mary Hurworth, whose
specialty has already been commented on,
ami a farce called "Slasher and Crabber,"
the title being particularly descriptive of
the explosive quality of itshumor. The star
periormcrs were Mrs. Jean Lockwood,
Aliss Lizzie Magic, Mr. William H. Baker,
Mr. Eddie Magie, Mr. William H. Conlev,
Mr. William P. Rider and Mr. William B.
Crowd I. The iiiece was well acted.
Aliss Ethel Diggs, who was not on the
official program, placed quite charmingly
some selections on the violin.
The second part of the program was
ble enouirh to he ncrfnrmwl hv th whnlu
house. It wjss, o.f course, the dance, )
wmen woumuup a mosi ueugnirui even
ing, where money am .time were spent in
a laudable and-practicaikLUSc. Trie' work-"
iugmen", to say nothing of their lovely
force In reserve, tfielr lady friends, have
demonstrated that notliing succeeds like
TO LOBBY THE CONVENTION'.
Manufacturers of Philadelphia Will
Philadelphia, April 20. At a meeting of
the Alanuracturers Club this evenin? James
Pollock introduced the following preamble
and resolution, which was adopted:
"Whereas, The matter or most vital
importance to the mauuractures at this
time i3 the increasing or tarriff" protection
to home industries; and
"Whereas. Influences of certain kinds
are being exerted to have this question
put into a secondary position, asserting
that "Protection cau wait" be by the
"Resolved, That the president or the
club be directed to appoint a committee or
rift eon members to visit St. Louis at the
time of the meeting of the National Re
publican Convention and to appear before
the committee on platform tor the pur
pose of obtaining a ringing declaration
upon the subject of ample protection to
A merican industries."
KBUGEIl'S HE PLY COMING.
Tone Is Friendly but Does !Not Ad
London, April 20. The Times will to
morrow publLsh a dispatch rrom Pretoria,
the capital or the Transvaal, saying that
the reply of President Kruger to the in
vitation to visit England to dUcuss matters
pertaining to the Transvaal extended to
him by Air. Chamberlain, the British co
lonial secretary some months ago, has
The tone of the reply is friendly and
conciliatoty, but does not advance the
negotiations. Air. Kruger repeats that the
president cannot ask the Volksraad to
allow him to go to London until the basis
of discussion is Eettled. He hopes for a
satisfactory settlement of the questions at
issue, but says the Transvaal caunot admit
any right on the part or a foreign power
to interfere with her Internal arfairs. The
republic, he adds, relies upon its inde
pendence of foreign control in domestic
matters in accordance with the conven
tion of 1884..
More Traction Company -Evasion.
Editor Times: The Capital Traction
Company now asks Congress Tor additional
franchises while it has failed eutlrely
to carry out the provisions of law of an
important franchise granted August 23,
18U4. This particular provision required
the Washington and Georgetown Railway
Company, now the Capital Traction Com
pany, to extend its line to the Aqueduct
Bridge and operate the said extension not
later than August 23, 1&95, and after
tiie latter date to cease entirely from
switching cars on SI street. There is not
now nor has been for months past anv
difficulty in completing and operating
the extension referred to. The company
1s erecting an enormous station at the end
of thebridge, but the cars can be and should
be run to the bridge as required by law,
and the building finished arterward. The
continued switching of cars on M street
In violation or law should be looked into
by the Commissioners or the District of
Columbia. PRO BONO PUBLICO.
Canvas of McKJnloy Delegates.
Meadvllle, Pa., April 20. The Repub
lican return Judges of Crawrord county
met here this arteruoon to canvass the
vote or Saturday's primary election. The
couuty is carried ry McKlnley delegate
although the Qifoy majority iu Erie county
gives Quay the'ifistrict., Tiie vote was as
follows: McKnileVklelegates, Jesse Moorei
3,708; W. J.Hatrd, 3,613; Quay delegates,
WilllamH. Andrews, 3,e4.G;LewlsStreuber,
ri-llitrd Murder Trial Begun.
Uirt.mona.'Va.'! -April 20. The trial or
M :ry , bcrneHi', charged along with
wm iitivi Maruole' and Pokey Barnes with
the n aider drMrs. .Lucy Jane Pollard in
L's.. riburgon June 14 last, commenced at
F.-'ijTiv'"e 1od:ry. The only witness ex-Moi-.pimorariSlhehusbandoftbemurdered
W'.m!.: Hetestifie'd to having differences
wi'li tvo of tiie Thompsons on the. morn
ing on which thf crime-waB committed.
PRESBYTERIANS TO MEET
Spring Session of the Chesapeake
Begins This Afternoon,
Tomorrow- n-.Speclul Meeting of, the
Wushlnjfton Presbytery "YIH Con
vene ut Clifton, Vu.
This week will contain two cvcnt3 of
much interest to Presbyterians.
This evening the spring meeting of the
Presbytery of the Chesapeake will begin
at the Central Presbyterian Church, corner
of Third and I streets. Tiie presbytery is
connected with the Presbyterian Church
South, and includes 'the territory between
the illue Ridge and the bay, and the Po
tomac and the Rappahannock Rivers. The
Ltmrai uuurcn or mis city is the only
Southern Presbyterian Church in Wash
l'he prcbytery will meet this afternoon
at dt o'clock for the purposes of organiza
tion and the transaction of business of a
preliminary nature. At 8 o'clock the for
mal public opening will occur, and Rev.
Theron Rice or the Second Church, Alex
andria, will deliver the sermon, at the re
questor the retiring moderator. Business
sessions will be held Wednesday morning
and afternoon, a recess" being taken for
luncheon, which will be served at the resi
dence of Airs. Olivia Smith by the ladies or
the Central Church.
The other occasion is the assembling or
the presbytery or Washington in special
tr.ccrir-jc at Clifton,, Va., tomorrow to
so' tie ft difficulty which has arisen there
:! 'ieronce to the amount of salary to be
I-a'd to their pastor-elect, Rev. W. H
It seems that the session of the Clifton
Church, accepting the case of Rev. Dr.
Talmage in the matter or the call to the
latter from the First Presbyterian Church
of this city as a lawful precedent, specified
no definite sum as salary, and, as stated
yesterday by a high authority in the prea
bytery, the latter did not consider the call
in order, and to emphasize this opinion lias
determined that a call cannot be regarded
as having the weight intended unless a
stipulated sum to be paid the pastor shall
be stated in the document.
It is not anticipated that there will be
any serious obstacles Iu the way of the
Clifton church complying with the wishes
of the presbytery in thi3 regard, but unless
they do conscent, the installation of Rev.
W. II. Edwards, which has been arranged
to take place on the afternoon of that
day, wlllnotoccur. A committeeappoiuted
to confer with the session or the Clifton
church has been in communication with the
latter on the subject, and tho impression
prevails that by the time the presbytery
assembles everything connected with the
entire mutter will be adjusted hanr.on.
BEV. CLEVELAND'S FAHEVTELL.
President's Brother Preaches a Be
Watertown, N. Y., April 20. Rev. William
N. Cleveland preached his farewell sermon
to the Presbyterians at Chaumont Sunday.
Although the presbytery In dissolving the
pastoral relations made it to take effect
July 1. Mr. Cleveland would not consent to
He preached a remarkable sermon to a
large congregation. In the course of his
address he said: "Perhaps I may be
allowed to speak personally here today.
Let mo tell you, dear friends, that I do
not regret my six years' stay and work
In Chaumontas anyway a reproach. True,
the pariah is, as has been said, small, remote
and obscure. Tiie emolument, though not so
slight as some times, yet has not been large.
True. also. I have failed of a good im
pression in too many hearts, as the
present situation indicates.
True, also, I have been esteemed by some
not according to the high standpoint of
our text, but by the rule or worldly
partisanship and personal prejudice; yet.
in spite or all, I am complacent and
thankful that I have been enabled to
preach a positive gospel for so long to so
many willing minds.
CAN BESIST THE MATABELES.
Captain Dnncnn Expresses Ills Con
fidence at Buluwuyo.
London, April 20. The Times will to
morrow publish a dispatch from Atafeking,
dated yesterday, saying that Capt. Duncan
telephones from Buluwayo. that he is
confident that he wilt be able to resist
an attack by the rebellious Aiatabeles.
The most he fears is treachery on the
part or the natives within the town. Be
considers the Laager Impregnable, owing
to the forts that have been constructed,
the dynamite mines that have been laid
In the suburbs and the barbed wire that ha.s
boon stretched in every direction about the
A dispatch adds that a force or Boers,
estimated to number more than 1.500 men,
are at a point within twenty-five miles
of Aiufekhig. Their ostensible purpose
Is said to be to prevent the .spread ot rinder
pest among the cattle, but the real reason
. f their being there is thatthey Tear another
rri.l will be made Into the Transvaal owing
to the gathering of British troops at
Cotton Oil Company All Bight.
New York, April 20. In reply to a
report that the American Cotton Oil Com
pany was in bad condition, that it would
probably pass its dividends aud that the
retirement of EdwanI D. Adams and former
president, Thomas R. Chaney, Indicated
serious dissensions in the management.
President Oeorge Austin Morrison today
said that the business of the company suf
fered iu common with general business
recently, but the company has earned a
full dividend on the jierferred slock and
have the cash to pay it. Headded that the
outlook for the trade is improving?
Bieyclo Baggage Bill Signed.
Albany, N. 1'.. April 20. Assemblyman
Armstrong's bicycle baggage bill was signed
by Gov. Alortoti today. It is regarded as
one of the most important measures of
legislation which has yet been enacted In
the Interest of the 100,000 wheelmen or
this State. By the bill bicycles arc hereby
declared to be baggage, and shall be
transported as baggage for passengers by
railroad corporations and subject to the
same liabilities. The act takes effect
For Stealing a Bicycle.
Frank Jordan, a colored schoolboy, fif
teen years old, was arrested yesterday
afternoon by Policeman Heller and locked
up at the First precinct station for the
grand larceny of a bicycle from the repair
shop of Doremus &. Just, No. 414 Eleventh
street northwest. When taken into custody
Jordan denied that Jic had stolen the
machine, claiming to have bought it from
a man named Thomas.
-Will Meet In I'eorlu.
Chicago, April 20. The DcmoeraticState
Central Committee selected Peoria as the
place and June 23 us the date for holding
the Democratic State convention. The call
was Issued on the basis of the vote cast In
the Presidential election of 1892, which
Is a victory for the gold element, as it gives
Cook county a larger representation than
under the vote of 1804.
Texas Lilly "Whites Convene.
Houston, Tex., April 20. The reform, or
"lily white" Republicans, held their State
convention here today and selected the
following delegates to the St. Louis con
vention: C. N. Love, colored; W. B. Slos
son, II. F. Aiackgregor and J. B. Schruitz.
They were not instructed.
To Issue .Receivers Certificates.
Baltimore, April 20. Rumors that the
receivers of the Baltimore und Ohip
Railroad would shortly make application
to the United States court for authority
to issue five millions of receiver's certificates
were current here tonight
London Banff Suspends.
London, April 20. The suspension Is
announced of the London and Universal
Charing Cross. The solicitors of the con
cern write to the newspapers that the
creditors will be paid in full. The amount
of the liabilities Is not staled.
PLAY OF ANCESTRY YS. CASH
I "The Two Escutcheons" Well Ke-
ceived at the National
fExcelslor ,Tr." at the Lufayetto
. Fully Up to Bice's Standard Good
Bills ut the Other Houses.
Sydney Rosenreld brought another or
his dramatic projections to Washington
last night. He poses not as the exclusive
author, though he is absolute owner, but
lie Is responsible for the translation and
'colloquial embellishments." He has An
glicized the. comedy, not In the sense that
one Is supposed to in transposing Indecent
French Into uttcrable Enirlish. but in
changing heavy Teutonic Into the breezy
Though late In reaching the capital, "The
Two Escutcheons; or, Chicago in Berlin."
was the precursor or the Rosen feld re
naissance in this year or grace. Daly first
produced it and everbody conceded Its
cleverness but Rehan. She did In her mind
and heart, but she concealed the Tact be
cause she was too mature Tor the role or a
real, real young woman. Edy the Chapman
is now the interpreter or Rehan's part.
Air. Rosenfeld produced "The House or
Cards." We have seea that and found
a great deal in it to enjoy and commend.
Sydney merely touched up this clever farce,
but much credit is due hUu for It is always
the last stroke that counts In a work of art.
The end is .ot yet, for "A Divorce Colony"
and "A Fashionable Physician' are said
to be waiting auspicious time Tor teal life.
The Rosenfeld arm is stretched out Tor
fame and lucre. He has a measure of both
and is deserving or a larger share.
As for "The Two Escutcheons," it proved
a diverting entertainment of a light char
acter. Mr. Rosenreld studiously avoids
offending any sense of proprieties, aud he
and the original German authors have not
found is necessary to stoop to even casual
double entendre or obnoxious women with
indiscreetly flirtatious dispositions to raise
many geuulueiy hearty luughs. The story
Is simplicity itself. It may be told in a
dozen Hues, but the suggestion t-i the
structural scheme is mllniie ami has never
been ingeniously realized upon.
It seems that a young Cnlcago widow.
Mr. Stevenson, is chaperoning: Alixs Mary
Fostor, daughter or Tnomas Foster, meat
packer, or her native city, iu Berlin. The
girl and Rudolph, son of Baron Von Wetten
gen, a man oi uwrwiituunug ancestry, uit
desperately in love and marry. The Chi
cago father appears. It is a Berun es
cutcheon, emblazoned with ancestry.against
u Chicago escutcheon, emblazoned wui nog
and casn. The entanglement, situation and
sequel are as amusing as the simple narra
The writing is better than the acting.
Many of the scenes display a Tine seii.se or
humor and stamp the piece as a comedy
of finished structure and positive though
There were several good bits or acting by
the generally even cast. The best woric
was divided between Aliss Chapman as
Airs. Stevenson; Vincent Serrano as young
Rudolph; and Mr. George Backus as Capt.
von Vmck, penmlesa but wlllmg to retrieve.
Air. Backus has a nice sense or humor and
managed to carry fresh lire into each of
the scenes in which he entered. Aliss
Louise Aluldener, who played the Baroness
von Wettingen, and Miss Rose Barruigton
as Ma ry Fojter were stf feriug from severe
hoarseness and didn't do themselves jus
tice. Mr. Charles Craig appeared for the first
time as Foster or Chicago. He is a fine
actor of character parts and he will pres
ently recognize that he is making his
present characterization too broad. No
American, of Chicago or elsewhere, attains
to the wealth or celebrity or this Foster
without rubbing off a veneer of the refine
ment which his natural associations would
bring him. He was. however, iu a broad
rough way very amusing and a roil Tor the
Baron von Wettingen of Robert F. Cotton.
The audience enjoyed themselves and
laughed appreciatively at the many good
points. Miss Chapman was the recipient
or a superb basket or American Beanty
roscs. The fans were in operation and
kept the temperature down to a comrort
E. E. Rice, the apostle or fair femininity
and the man who believes in giving the
people what they want regardless of
principles hi the abstract and cash in the.
concrete, gave Washington his latest bur
Ivsqiie salad last night under the title
"Excelsior Jr." There was full measure,
.for the people didn't turn their steps
away rrom the white portals or the
LaTayette Square Opera House until half
"Excelsior Jr." is as good as the best of
its predecessors, no better. Tor Rice seems
to have realized the limit or the pos
sibilities of this style of entertainment.
He combines fun, music song, color, form,
varietv. motibn. ballet and vaudeville in
a kaleidescoplc melange that consutr.es the
interest and drives away weariness like a
shadow before a calcium. Three pages
of the Latayette Square program were not
enough to enumerate the many prominent
perrorraers, the musical numbers, the
specialties, and Uie scenic changes.
The old legend or the brave and per
sistent boy who planted his standard on
the mountain top has teen seized upon to
title and a vague pretext tor the ruthless
eccentricities or the burlesque librettist.
"Excelsior. Jr.." Is a decadent. His grand
father made tiie famous personally con
ducted tramp up the mountain, not he-.
He is a oung man about town. There was
such a bewilderment of features that it
is hard to secure a footing from which
ts wade out and explain the performs. t.-e
Fav Tcmpletou's return wjs '.otnaunni
upon". She comes rejuvenated and a per
fect fashion plate In the various up-to-iate
swell hero. Little Arthur Dunn, who walks
like a corkscrew and talks to chunks, made
the largest share of the fun. Dunn talked
a little, sung a little, and played the piano
a la Padercwski, with a door mat for a
wig. in a fashion that captivated tic
audience. Alatt Ott and Thomas Kierns as
sisted in the merriment respectively as
Ben Bolt, who was driven from home by
the hand organs and the mountain guide.
Seymour Hess made a hit as an imitator
of Chevalier. andD.L. Don as Evaline held
thecciiterofthe stage a eonsld;rable time.
Aliss Irene Perry and Aliss Aiarie Cahill
did all sorts of things besides looking
pretty to command them to the approval
of the audience.
The leaders, however, or the petticoat
brigade, it the ladies will pardon sorllppant
an allusion, were Yvctte Violetteand Deyo.
YidTette distinguished herself by a marvel
ous reproduction of the voice, gesture;,
manner and songs of Yvctte Guilberr. It
was all very clever, but the moat admirable
and perfect part of the imitation wa
when, at the end of the songs, she gathered
a foKl in her skirt and uu nov n.m. ur
run but riouted, fawtikc. off the stage.
The marvelous Gullbert skip wo
reproduced to an absolute perfection.
Oeyo danced a couple or solos and proved
herseir a graceful and vivacious premiere-
The music of "Excelsior, Jr." is not
at any time tedious and very often the
composers have struck an air that forces
itself Into the ear as a dainty morsel that
will hum and whistle easily. The ballets
were well danced and the scenery was
very elaborate and beautiful. John Braham
directed the orchestra.
Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb .with her company
or American Liliputians and hiel-K;i'-vaudevilies,
opened their Eea&on at Allen's
Oiivra nouse wmi u. piuim.! - ......
a to disiilay lo advantage Uie talents
or the girted little people in the cast.
"The Two Rivals," a breezy sketch in
one act, served as a background for the
musical and tcrnsichorean specialties of
Mrs. Thumb in a blue brocade Louis Quinze
costume, assisted by Count and Baron
Alagrl in faultless evening array. Harry
Helms, towering Guiilver-like over these
Liliputians. followed with a display of
magic and jugglery that seemingly defied
the laws of reason and gravitation. He.
in turn, was out-marvelea by tiny Jennie
Qulgley. who, under a judicious spell of
mesmerism administered bv Mme. Traznnr.
stood suspended in mid-air with the rigid
jji.iumuy ui a uuti.
There were many children in the au
dience aud they evidenced their appro
bation in hilarious applause and laugpter
when Jlme. Carlinl bounded with her
dogs ou the stage. As the lithe, record
breakiug creatures leaped over the tables,
chairs, aud baskets plied on top of each
other the enthusiasm mounted with thn
furniture until the laughter became bois-
teroussnouis mat grew louder aud merrier
when a frisky brown pup circled around
the stage with the affectation nr ti
Fuller, accompatiied by a stolid monkey
wl,ISf ol,lf nllrirm -rso h.. lAn.11
uess with which he refused to perform.
The Olio Of 8011 CS and ri.inn h XHoo
Jennie Qulgley,- Miss Annie Nelson and
Capt. George Lalbte were cleverly given,
while the concluding illuslonary act or the
"Enchanted. Statue," with its swift changes
or costumes and -colored lights showed
Count and Countess MagrI (Airs. Thumb)
and Baron Magri to be possessed or dram
atic and lyric lalentof mow than orrllnnrv
"McKenna's riirtatlona" was the plar
served to the patrons or the Academy of
Music last night. The play Is a more or less
up-to date- farce coraedv, presented by a
he can buy a better Shoe for
$4 than for S3. But every rule
has Its exceotion. And our $3
shoes are the exception to the
$4 rule. Our $3 grade costs
us every penny as much as
anybody else pays for their
Results are what you want to
judge by not prices and we
guarantee our $3 Shoes will
give you the usual S4 worth of
satisfaction. If they don't you
get your $3 back.
There's an army of men in
Washington who keep on
year. Isn't it fairer for us to
mark 'em S3 than to mark
'em $4 and sell 'em for S3?
Some folks call that bargain
ing. Saks and Company
Pa. Ave. and 7th St. "Saks' Corner."
928 7th 706 K St.
Just now there are some very
unusual reductions in the Linen
Department. In a weekorsowo
shall have to vacate the entire
IC Street Annex, and we are anx
ious to dispose of a much mer
chandise in this part of the store
Plain Linen Doylies, reduced
from 50c. dozen to
Al!-Linen. Colored Border Doy
lies, 16 by 16 inchcs.reducedrrom
85c. dozen to
All-Linen Huck Towels, plain
white and colored borders, re
duced from 12 l-2cto
Extra size, all-linen Huck Tow
el, plain hemmed and fringed,
white and colored borders; re
duced from 17c. to
COdnch, hair-bleached Tabla
Damask; reducedfrom SOc-to
39c a yard.
18-inch Glass Toweling all
pure linen; reduced rroml2 l-2o
Linen Damask Tray Cloth, 13x
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good company led by Edgar Selden. the
author-actor and the originator of Timothy
McKenna. the leading part. Its fun U
unending and the clean .natural sort not de
pending upon vulgarity or exaggerated
horse play to help out the humors of an
amusingly complicated plot.
Ample opportunity is afforded for the
introduction of specialties ia the shape of
songs, dances and dialect interpolations..
The young ladies of the company are
pretty and sing and dance well and ma
terially aided in making the play go off
in a refreshing manner
Timothy AicKenna.a rich contractor, the
part originated by Edgar Selden. has lost
none or Its mirth provoking powers since
he first presented it.
As Alichael Ryan, the retired milkman.
Frank J. Keenan was very clever. James
Bankscn.as Tim AfcKeona..ir..and Edward
Conrov as a lawyer, and Emmett Conroy
as McQuirk.the hod carrier, was repeatedly
appiauaea tor uieir enoris.
Daniel Barrett as Catherine OTJonnell
In make-up was one of the features of tiie
cast and he was well received.
Miss Caroline Wolfe was pleasing with
several new songs which were well ren
dered. Miss Klttie Hill as Alary Ellen Ryan,
wire or Alichael and a victim of circum
stances, looked and acted well her part.
As McKenna"' sister ia law. Anaatasla
McGovern. Jennie Learned was among-the
Among others who added to the- run
or the play were Aiisses Rose Clarke. Annie
Clarke. Bets Stanley and Aiabel Colyb. all
pretty girls whose songs and dances, were
There was nothing backnumberish about
Harris Aiorris" "Twentieth Century Maids"
last night at Kcrnan's Lyceum Theater.
On theothcr hand they wcreseveraldecadea
iu advance of the present year of grace.
The performance opened with an original
and unique conception of the coming fe
male in the one-act comedy entitled "The
Girl Bachelor's Stag.'. The scene rep
resented the interior of a club room oc
cupied by the advance maidens. Their
ideals of bachelor life surpassed the most
vivid conception of the holder sex.
John T. Hanson as Zcb. the Yankee clod
hopper, is a most eccentric comediun. and
his droll vlt greatly amused the large
Harry Emerson and Annie Carter In their
comic little sketch entitled "Don't Notice
It," were favorites at a high figure
Leila Trimble, the American nightin
gale, rendered a number of her latest vocal
successes, and received an ovation. Clarice
Terry, the modern Venus, assisted by a
trio of the "maids.' appeared" in living
productions of twenty famous paintings
and works of plastic art. Their poes
were most gracerul. Each setting was
introduced by Aliss Teddy Pasquelena. re
citing appropriate verses before the pre
sentation of each figure.
The hit of the evening was when Nettie
De Coursey renderpd her latesC "Won't
7ou Alarry Me." The applause was loud
and prolonged and the audience Insisted
upon her reappearance after the opening
of the next scoue.
In this appeared Coakley and AicLain. the
old Washington ravorites.in their humorous
Ethiopian sketch and buck and wing
dances. The sketch is one of the nioRt
clever things of its kind seen Tor a long
time, and as executed by these clever
artists was side splitting. The buck and
wing dancing was simply perfect and some
of the intricate steps brought down the
house. This team was easily the star
attraction of the show.
The program concluded with the humor
ous burlesque entitled "Too Much Tril
by." in which Harry Morris, himselfi a
Slang "Valley, and Leila Trimble as Tril
bee. were the lending characters. Tho
hypnotic effects were highly amusing, a
was also thelett-rooted model.
Site Salted Htm.
"Will you be mine;" he demanded.
"You ask much," she faltered.
"I know it, but'
His countenance kindled with enthusi
asm as he spoke.
"I adore large people." Pick Me Up.
She I wonder what I ever married youv
He I guess it was. to get even with your;
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