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TTIE MOKNrNGTlM.ES, TXTESDAT, JASTUAKY 12, 1897.
Just price! Nothing half - h e a r f e d about our reductions when we get fjiad? to reduce. A big table contains -men's Cutaway Suits, in black di agonals and cheviots, and English striped worsteds at exactly half price, viz: $10 Cutaway Suits, $5.00 $12 Cutaway Suits, SS.OO $lo Cutaway Suits, S7.50 SIS Cutaway Suits, S9.00 $20 Cutaway Suits, $1 O.OO $25 Cutaway Suits, $1 2.50 As we haven't the full line of sizes you should hurry. Parker, Bridget & Co., Clothiers, 315 7th St. GOVERNQHSTAKETHEDATH The Inaugural Ceremonies Were Elaborate at All the Capitals. STATE LAWMAKERS MEET James A. Blount and Thoruais Ilng jrard Are .Now the Chief Execu tives of Indiana Illinois Great Di-play of Poiiip ropnllsts Dave Taken Kansas by Storm. Indiana olis,Ind.,Jan. 11. At 12 o'clock tolay Jaines A.Mount and TlionfaB Hag-' gard were inaugurated governor and lieu-tennnt-j-overnor, respectively, of Indiana. The cei euionies took place upon a platform" erected in T,he main corridor of the capitol building and tbey were witnessed by a big crusli or people. The exercises began with a parade or carriages, the governor-elect being escorted rrom the Dcnison Hotel to the srati-LoiiMe. The party fir-t proceeded to the Senate' chanitier, ivhero the lieutenant-governor -was sworn in, Chief Justice Monks adniin u; ring the oath. The lieutenant-governor then made a brier address, and immediately tliereafter the general assembly, preceded by Gov. MatthewsGovTnor-elcct Mount, LieiitenantrGovernor-elect Haggard and ex LieutenantrGovernor Nye, the supreme and appellate judges and State officers, pro ceeded 'o the rotunda of the capitol, where5 the oath wns administered to Gov. Mount by Cluer Justice Jordan of the State tu preme i ourt. Tonight a reception will be tendered to the new ofriciats and their wives, also the wives or State officers and the supreme' and appellate court judges. The custom of Eivtng an inaugural ball has been done away with, as Gov. Mount was personally opposed to being "turned loose in Uje, rabble," as he expressed it. Gov. Tanner Sworn In. Springfield, III.. Jan. 11. Gov. John It. Tanner aud his colleagues were inducted Into orfice with much pomp and ccremouy today. For some time past workmen have heeiu decorating rind stringing electric wires in the statehouw for tile occasion. The decorations were elaborate. At noon the oath or orfice was adminis tered Gov. Tanner by Chief "Justice Mag ruder, of the Supreme Court. The new orficers were tendered a reception in the statehouj-e this afternoon. Gov and Mrs Tanner will lead the grand inarch tonight at the inaugural ball In Representative Hall; at the natehouse. The reremonies were attended by a large number or Tieoplef rom a distance. Missouri Tew Governor. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 11 Promptly at noon today, Chief Justice Barclay or the supreme court, administered the oath or office to Gov. Laurence Vest Stephens in the hall of representatives in this city. The exercises, winch were exceedingly bimple and devoid of display, were at tended by the various State of ricers, mem bers or the supreme court and prominent" Democratic politicians throughout the Stale. Shortly before noon the joint leg islative session was called to order by Lieut. Gov. O'Meara. A few minutes later Gov. Stephens, escorted by Gov. Stone and the State officers, entered the hall and took seals on the speaker": dais. Rev. C. M Hawkins of Kansas Cily, a former pastor of Mr. Stephens' church at Boonville, delivered the invocation, after which the oath was administered and Gov. Stephens then read his inaugural adres-, which was quite lengthy. The governor, in his address indorses the 'reUow-f.ervant' bill as recommended in the Slate platform; suggets improvements In the Australian ballot system. Topeka, Kas., Jan. 11. The new JioprF list State officers of Kansas were inaugu rated at noon today, with elaborate cere monies. Ex-Gov. Osborne presided and Chief Justice David Martin administered the oath of office. Gov. John W. Leedy's inaugural address was brief and contained nothing of general interest. Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 11. There has been no new move in the Senatorial content since the bolt of the Pritchard Populists last Friday night, except Senator Butler's attempt to get a full meeting of all the Populists, bolters Included, Saturday aft ernoon, at which meeting the bolters failed to materialize, and not enough of the others assembled to make a quorum, and in con sequence no action was taken. The Populists that walked out of the caucus firmly stand by Prluhaid nine teen of them. The Tribune will say tomorrow through it "Washington correspondent that there is a move on the part of the Democrats to imiiortlnfluential Popullstsor Democratic Populists to wean back the bolters. Money Is said to be behind the scheme, but from the character of the men who bolted there is no hope for the Democratic-Populists. I.ient. Barber Issues n Challenge. The following challenge has been issued by Lieut. Barber, formerly of the Engllslf army, and whose broadsword contest with Tarrier Davie or the Sixth United States Cavalry resulted Jn .the arrest of Barber at the Instance of Assistant District At-, toniey rugh, on a charge of cruelty to animals: Sporting Edltpr: Hearing there is a crack swordsman In' the Sixth police precinct of this city, I hereby challenge him to meet jne In com petition. LIEUT. BARBER, American House, Seventh and Pa. ave. mm ON SKATES An Exciting Racing Contest Be gun, iitlie Ice Palace. U LARGEmROWD" PRESENT Donoghue and NeilfjHon Gave a Most Jixcltiiiir" Exhibition They Fouled "Oust- at-'thc Close and the Unco Wn!m.I.$eoJ.at;cd Off Proposition ,, MRdivJ'ypPJiudlan 2ot Agreed To. The Ice Palace, Js losing none of its popu larity among Washington pleasure seekers. That Tact was" well demonstrated by the big'olawfr'whicli gathered last evening to .witness the first night's skating contests for the world's championship between skaters representing the United States, Canada and Sweden. JEveryLodj expected to see some remarkable work done on the steels, nor were they disappointed. Brilliaht skating and thrillirgly e'ose fin ishes wrought the big audience up to the the highest pitch of excitement,' especially in the race between Joan" Neilsson and Jo? Donoghuwrlt is known that the great est rivalry exists jbetwecu these skaters and heretofore every effort to bring them together has14ien unsuccessful. Their meeting last evening, therefore, was looked forward toyitf? the keenest expectation by bkaters alkoJajrUie countrj. The bat tle between them was the most remarkable race ever seen in this city, and the de cision of the Judges in calling the contest no race was clearly the proper one. "" , Ilere They Come. The Neilsson-Donoghue match was Set for 8 o'clockr and a few minutes after that hour Neilsson, the Canadian champion, appeared, and hts'prellminary warming up showed him to be a pastmaster of his art. Donoghue appeared a few moments later, and he received a round of ap plause from his many "Washington friends. His tall, lithe figure was In decided con trast 'to thetdcky Nellsson, and the eyes of the fair spectators were turned upon the New Yorker In a fashion that must have been -disconcerting to that modest youth. After a few turns around the track the -men lined up at the south end of the hall for the start. At the crack or the pistol Neilsson shot to the front, with DonoK,hn.. ncireely- a foot behind. The first turn showed the wonderful cleverness of the Canadian. So close did he circle the .corner.,stnke(lthat the tassel of his cap J. Neilsson, the Skater. brushed against it each time. Donoghue was going easily, his long strides showing little of his tremendous speed. Neilsson set the pace iduring the first of the race. "Lap nine!" cried Starter Towers as the fixing figure.", swept past him, and a mighty burst or speed answered the warning. Neilsson turned the stake on the stretch Tirst. but J ust tlien D onoghuc le t o ut one of thoe tremendous sprints which made him a world's champion. Like a trained race horse, with. pvcrymusclc strained and tense in his magnificent effort, he drew up inch by incb.tuid half way up the stretch passed the Canadian, giving him a slight jog with the elbow. A dozen yards from the finish was the last stake, and as Donoghue made the final turn Neilsson's body shot ahead, just grazing the stake. Both men came together with a crash, Donoghue being swept off his feet, while Neilsson crossed the tape only a foot ahead. Thrilling Climax. It was a thrilling climax and the au-denr-e went wild with enthusiasm. The mile was made in 2:40. In view of the difficulty In placing the blame for the .fouls committed rather attributing it to the narrow track than to either racer the judges finally concluded to call the race off. This decision was well received by the audience, as there was a very general difference of opinion as to which was the winner. At 9 o'clock the race between Donoghue and Lawson, the "Terrible Swede," was called ard these two "Washington fa vorites received a rousing welcome as they came on the ice. Lawson especially was given good reason to feel that the friends he made during the six-day bicycle race bad notrforgptteii him. The Sweue's luck still queers him. for in the fourth and next to the last lap, he fel In making the turn, thus putting him out of it Donoghue won by nearly a lap, In 1:.12. The Swede is evidently stiff from his cyck, riding, and was unable to do himself full justice. A Fa'tr Arrangement. After the races Neilsson stated that he would not race Donoghue this evening unless the lutter agieed to the Canadian plan of each racer starting from points exactly opposite on the track. This 16 an eminently fair arrangement on a narrow track like that at the Ice Palace, but as Donoghue is unused to that kind of rac ing, he flatly refused to agree to the proposi tion Manager Towers was of the opinion that the proposed plan was really the o'nly fair way of determining the relative merits of the men, and insisted that Donoghue conform to it. This he refused to do, so there will probably be no race between the men- as scheduled for this evening. Instead of that match, Neilsson will at 8 o'clock attempt to lower the world's record for two miles. The fast track makes it quite possible that the attempt will be successful. At 9 o'clock Lawson will meet Neilsson and a most interesting race may be looked for. Following this race Neilsson will give an exhibition of fancy skating on his racing skates, whtrji are 10 1-2 inches in length. It is believed that he is the dnly man in" the world to attempt this (kind of work, and the exhibition will undoubtedly- be of intense interest to lpvers or the. spjirtji Senator Voorhees Lecture. Senator Vonrhees ot Indiana, who has prepared a "lecture on "The Holy Sepul chre," has been requested by the joint petition of all his associates in the Senate to deliver It in this city at such time as Bhall be most convenient to him. It is :l5robaMe the Senator will at an early day 1 comply wit b-Uie .request thus made. ssssssssGasssssg ssasss qqsq fc7 s 7 0 -40 per cent cfTull (I) 8 Men's Clothing. s Less talk, more worth g 2 8 8 That's our. plan cluring our January clearing a just to tell you that g there isn t a better, neat- er, more stylish or more & worthy clothing stock in g this city than ours, and g that we are giving just 40 per cent off all former g prices. If that's induce- ment enough to call, the facts and figures will do g the rest. a LOEB.& HIRSH, 9IO-9 L2 P St. S (SQS'QSSSQS'S'S'S QSQ'SS'&SaS'S'S'SQ'S DISHISSEDJU-LJHE CASES Judgment of Not Guilty Against Alleged Gamblers. BONDS WERE FORFEITED Three Common wenltli Witnesses Lo-iO $500 Citizens,, League of. Alexandria County li'inl Its At torney Were Absent. llenort Was Known as the "White Houne." "Judgment or not guilty rendered, and case dismissed for want of prosecution," was the notation written on each of the warrants in the cases of Thurston Johnson, Frank Foster, John Lully, John Clark and John Gamble, charged with being connect ed with the running of a gambling house In Rosslyn, when the cases were called for trial In 'Squire Birch s court yesterday after noon. F-ach of the five defendants was dis missed from custody, and the personal bonds of three commonwealth witnesses, Claude Edward Jones, Joseph McCann and John C-llayden.ln the bum or $500 declared f orreited . The action, or rather the want or action, was the outcome or a raid made by Sheriff Talmer about a month ago at the InsUga tlon or the Citiizens' League or Alexandria county upon an alleged gambling resort known as the "White House," at the south end o r th c Aqueduct Bridge, opposite G eorge town. The information of'the complaints which charged the five defendants with being implicated in the playing ot certain games or chance, raro, roulette and crap, was made by Claude Edward Jones. Character of WitneohCH. The date of the trial was fhbt set tor" December 21 , when the defense secured a postponment or the cases upon affidavit ot Lawyer John IL Green Tor the purpose or securing the records or the courts of Washington and Baltimore to show the character or the complaining witnesses At that time the Citi7ens League was repre sented by Judge Yarrow, of this city, who was denied the right to participate In the cases. Yesterday the league, its attorneys, and witnesses wore very conspicuous by their, absence, and as a consequence Judgment was rendered, and the cabes dismissed as above stated. All the derendants, with their witnesses were on hand at the appointed hour;1 2 o'clock, which was the time set at the re quest ot both parties. John IF. Green aiid S. G-. Brent, of Alexandria, appeared for the several defendants, but only Mr. John son was present to represent the common wealth. Lawyer Green came armed with a large bundle ot papers, which be exhibited to the court, and which proved to be tile court records which' he had agreed to produce. They showed various counts against Claude Jones for assaultt affrays and various other charge and several terms in jail. Similar counts were shown against an other complaining witness, Joseph AIc Cann, for larceny, larceny from the per son, assault and housebreaking. Papers Were Produced. "It's no wonder thqy did not appear in the face of these," said Commonwealth Attorney Johnson, when the papers were produced. When the hour "of 3 o'clock arrived and the commonwealth's witnesses did not put in an appearance, Squire Burch called the cases. The defense appeared ready for trial. Mr. Johnson made a motion for a postponement on the ground that his witnesses were not pretfenb. "I have received no communication from the witnesses and have heard nothing from any-one connected with the common wealth's side or the case since the post ponement," said Mr. Johnson, "and I there fore ask for a continuance." Mr. Green and Mr. Brent, for the defense, both argued againtthe motion, and it was denied by the court. The cases were then formally dismissed and the personal bonds or the complaining witnesses declared forfeited. Thus ended one more Truitless attempt to break up gambling and prosecute the gamblers of Alexandria county. McCELLAND OFF FOR ENGLAND. Wants a. Try for the Famous Tew innrltet Stalces. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 11. Byron Mc Clelland has entered the following young sters in the Newmarket btakes in England: Hay colt, by Imp. llaymond d'Or, Sally Mc Clelland; bay colt by Bermuda, dam out of Faithful; bay colt by Bermuda-Lisric. In speaking or the entries, Mr. McClelland said: "It does not cost much, and I thought I would put thorn In so I could take them over If I wanted to when the time comes. I would like to go over in 1890 ir I have anything good enough." It is well known among Mr. McClelland's friends that he has wanted logo to England for several years, but he has been pre vented from doing so. Mr. McClelland has just named his bay colt by Imp. Order Miss Saxon, which is considered the best yearling in Kentucky Inst fall, Sirdar ne is entered in the Futurity, -which Mr. McClelland hopes to win with him this year. CHOSEN CHIEF JUSTICE. Judges in Florida Draw Straws to See Who Should Get It. Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 11 Justice R. F. Taylor was today chosen by lot to be chief justice of the supreme court. The other members are Francis B. Carter, who wasappointed by Gov. Bloxhall, January 8 to succeed Justice Llddon, resigned, and Justice Mabry, who was re-elected last October Tor six. years. The constitution provides that the chief justice shall be chosen bj lot, and the members of the court drew straws tor the place. A. Bearing oil the Loud Bill. The Senate Committee on PQstoffices and Fostroads will give a hearing to in terested parties on the Loud postal bill next Saturday morning at 10 o'clock BIS 0FHGH.. . DEGREE Fancy Poultry and Pigeons at Center Mai-tiei llafl. THE SHOW OPENS TONIGHT Washington, Mainland and Virginia Fandlers'nVill Present Fine TSx- ,hibits Some , Haro : Varieties-to J3e Seen.-rlnterestlug Exjuibition of the Incubatoivo t iftig. The Poultry Show opens atCenter Market Ball tonight. 'W There are on exhibilloirfeathered freaks which will interest'the nbvlde and surprise poultry fanciers. ' ' UI The hall last night nkenjuled a .poultry dime museum. There are t Phens and lean hens, the artistic bird ajilj the flowery creature whose head Is lajjorned with a white chrysantheraiiiuc m': The last named seehld Ift'liave been pro duced to satisfy the chrysanthemum craze among show patrons, anfltji is pioducing quite a little sem-atlon. V Fanciers have vied with each other in originating dwarfs and giants, while the vario'is coloied hues. or feather and flesh are simply astonishing, to say nothing of their being beaiitirul. Some of the birds aie clothed In feathers of metallic luster and others In down of silk. By- the wnj, the names one hears at the i:o til try fellow are (something terrible. It may tiOt be amiss to shpgesta-poultrj dk tlonary that all vlsitois might understand the different terms as applied to the ex hibits. No one but a poultryman knows what a. "Barb" ib or where pie comes in with reference to a "pied" cock. Fnnny Little Fnntnils. Al out the mofct amusing birdb in the whole place are little pure-bred fantails. better known as Scotch and English fan tails They are as near the completion of a "perpetual motion"' invention as one will find anywhere. One, in particular, Is pure white and its tail spreads out in an almost unbroken circle. It Is alEo a pouter, and ls oiitiniially drawing tho little head back with a peculiar n otion which never ceases. Meantime it dances up and down and moves Its bill horizontally across the breast. Another peculiar pigeon specimen Is fouiul among the Barbs, belonging to Dr 'Walter W. White, ot Baltimore. The large eyes are surrounded by a heavy growth Of flesh which circles about them In such close proximity as to form both a pleasing and strange effect. These birds were on exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London and returned to this country with honors. Mr. Joseph Bardroff, of No G14 fif teenth street, has on exhibition some good pouters and a black and red pied cock. There are black and white Russian Trumpet ers and blue, red and j ellow-winged turblts. The pigeon fanciers have at last discovered a way of pioducing dwarf pigeons, and as u. result one of the finest collections or pigmy pouters are displayed. They have never been beaten at any previous show. One must not forget tile ruffled collar birds so reminiscent or the Quecif Elizabeth collars, such as Sir Walter Raleigh wore in ' je olden time." He.-ide these are the magpies, the blomlettes, and the black and dun laced pouter? The Carrie 1; Pigeons. ' For real,,geatilBe.-'.wortiijhQwever,tlie visitor looks Tor the'-carrlt'r pigeons and the exhibition is posses'sed '6'f feve'fal' of thfc best English earner vATHltyV'They are characterized by their .tpjcial quietness and a certain growth around the wattles. The Lang&hans nie 'uanteresting; va riety of the bigger fowj.'jiey are aIso subdivided Into black 'inj white, large and .small. Among t'he exhibitors of this breed are Mr. Connor or South Carolina, Dr. Lea of Xorth Carolina, aijid Thomas and Ferguson ot this city,', l4 Standing straight on his lcyjs, good lenuth of shank, feathers well t,q,.end of toe, thigh of medium length, wlng-well In, breast plump and Tull with fluff to match, back broad and rather shortfall well up -and , hidden almost rrpm vljw ,by the green pendants, hackle rull and, flowing nearly to the base or tail, eyes dark, comb and wattles or medium size and even. Add to this the matchless green-black shimmer ing through the wliolc, together with a carriage proud in virgin purity, and you have the typical Langshan. It remained ror. William Hughes, the Rhode Islander breeder, to astonish the poultry world by producing genuine black Langshan bantams, which will ror the first time be exhibited tonight. The little brood of five arc valued at not one cent less than five hundred dollars. There are many varieties of Leghorns. Dr. Uorsey, of Hyattsvllle, has some ex sellent specimens of Browns. Their coats -fairly glisten with meralllc luster, and not a single feather is improperly or Inartlsti cally marked. There are the Buff Leg llorns, the single and roae combed Leg horns and the white Leghorns. Blaclc-aml White P0li-.I1. The coal black Polish 'lime a head sur mounted with an immense white crest, which resembles exactly a mammoth white chrysanthemum. This presents something striklnganrl unique, and ratherovershadows the white-crested white Polish. The bid fashioned Brahmas are. much In evidence, and a lively competition is going on for the prizes In this class. "Secretary Howard has some of the best Brahmas displayed, but they are not In the contest. Beside these one may see the golden pencilled Hamburg?, the buff Polish, the golden pencilled Polish, and the game birds, including White Indian games and the pit games, the latter betng the fighting birds There are buft laced Polish, with speckled chrysanthemums, silver laced and white and buff Wyndottes, and finally tho silkiea: The white silkies have Insdescent blue ear lobes and their feathers are long and jbilky. Alongside of thetii are displayed the frizzled silkies. In the center of the rpom there has been constructed several large display coops which will contain the large birds. Most prominent are the white Pekin ducks, the property of Mr. Charles F. Newman, Of Huguenot, Staten Island. Here, too, will be located some of the Cornish Indian games, better known as utility games. "Up the center aisle are to be seen Toulouse geese and white turkeys. Of the latter there are several magnificent birds, one of which weighs not a 'hip elefes than fifty pounds. ' "' There are many varieties ot geese, ducks and turkeys, and in one place may be seen some of Mr. Truesdell's blue Andalusian hens. J,"i'1t The incubator people have arranged an exhibition portraying "stages of jehirken .culture, showing the 1 if tie' one,-? from tho time they leave the shell, until they be come eleven weeks old. This is described by menus or eleven peii?." TJie first.stage is the incubator itself ;uienext shows the yellow -downed creatures, one week old, and the other pensaS each graded one week thereafter. ca ' ' Altogether the poultrVshow will, to all i appearances, be a decided, success. i t Chicago J J i This magnificent stock of fihei5clstommade Clothing, ship ped here from the defunct Chicago Htsfit Clothing Parlors, is going like wildfire. Come while the choice'jslfctimplete Come today. JEHZZHjJzvjZKj .jck.JduEij J-L,jr3J"j JbJrOXCJ-EuSl $20 Overcoats 25 Overcoats jo Overcoats 1 t uataft 'S'9''C'iS''t'io''ei-"X''&'ie'9'4t-'a- CHEVALIER A REVELATION The English Character Actor Scores Success at the Columbia. .President and Mrc Cleveland, Sec , i-etary Oliieyaml Other Nota ble. Present. I X M' Columbia. Albert Cheynher triumphed absolutely at the Columbia last night. He was greeted by" a large audience, elegant In make-up discriminating in tahte. It had come to accept nothing of the extra vagantly-reputed Englishman, but an article of entertain ment above and beyond criticism, and it was not disappointed. .Mr. Chevalier's performances surpass the most banguine promise or his great reputa tion. The rirst impression of this gentleman came to America through some tunerul coster hongs. It was the rhythm or the melody that caught the ear, and was re tained by the memory, 'The audience, for the most part, which came to him last night, unless carefully posted, expected a vocal comedian. A good voice and a good delivery would have measured the expecta tion of the majority. But Mr. Chevalier was a revelation. He is not merely a singer, in fact, he scarcely sings at all. Hli accomplishment neems to be playing ad libitum, and he delivers recitative. To tills he adds the abilities of a, not merely clever but great character actor. As actor and singer he is a consummate artht. His first appearance was as the coster boy, in which character he Is prominent. He sang the coster's proposal. "The Future Mrs. Awkins.'' This was fol lowed as an encore by a vocal and recita tive description of his "Little Nipper," so handy with his dukes. His second appear ance was witli scenic emiionment. the stage as a rule being draped in solid red. Mr. Chevalier, as an old man, sings of his old family clock. His make up, expres sion, the business of his acting, and all, formulated this sketch as a perfect little gem of character drawing. The fourth number was, by request, a French song, given In costume, with all the airy briskness or the Gaelllcbeau. The a-idience persistently demanded another and directly he appeared as an English curate and described and acted with much hiftnora scene ata church bazaar. The last .ong was divciairied with a dance. "Our Court Ball" is descriptive of a coster ball and Mr. Chevalier gave a ".spt-H" much like our Bowery dance. All that he did was exquisitely finished and genuinely artistic The fad which has sustained him at the head of all vaudeville artisU has been founded on a merit of breadth and --olidity, and the critics who have made poems of his praises were einincntly justified by his unexceptional performance. UK repertoire is long and varied as set out in the program and he wijl change it from evening to evening. Accompanying Mr. Chevalier Is a com pany of vaudeville performers who are not only clever, but entirely refined. The atmosphere of the Columbia is not in the least disturoed by the presi-nce or an un alloyed vaudeville company. Three acts In thCsupportingbill are conspicuously notable Cyrus Hare, a man or rine presence and a healthy mustache, sings in marvelous Imitation of a little girl three or four years old. Charles Bertram did expert feats or magic in passingand palming with balls, cardst and coins. The stage manager Icnthlmassistanc2audainusedtheaudience by his comical doings. Mr. Betram is a; happy in his accompanying talk as his tricks, presenting in its entirity. an act or delightrul merit. The third performer who found especial favor was Harry Atkinson, who, with his lips and mouth. Imitated every variety or instrument, including the difficult Teat of triple tonguing and echo, and singing a duet for soprano and high baritone much more satisfactorily than did Fregoll Not any one In the bill was other than fir&t class, and to select these for particular mention Is not to intimate that the Sisters Abbott, Harry West. Harry Brett, and Nora Girton were otherwise than entertaining In all they did. ' In the boxes were President and Mrs, Cleveland, Secretary Olney, Mrs. Bissel. Mrs. Perrine, Mrs Logan, and party, F.JD. Thompson, of the Union League, and party; the Misses Leiter and party, Mrs. R. R. Hitt, Mr. Qulgg and others accompanying them. New National. The Xew National Theater is this week gven over to a light form ot entertain ment which is very popular with its votaries. The attraction is a production of the Hanlon Brothers' mechanical and pantomimic spectacle, "Superba." This style of entertainment lias never been popular in this country when given by any others than these famous brothers. Tho Hanlons are experts in their ciaft and whatever bears their trade mark is accepted by theatergoers as the most de sirable In its line. The production which they give this week at the New National is a cheerful medley of many entertaining features, re written, and for the mast part absolutely new. The two indispensable elements, Pierrot and the fairies, are, ot course, con spicuously in evidence. The romantic in- L tercsts are studiously artificial, and the fairy -elements ideally extravagant, but that is the normal of pantomime, and anything else is not accepted by a Hanlon audience as. the genuine article.. The province of. the entertainment is to amuse and in this it succeeds admirably. The audienpe laughs and applauds almost continuously. The appeals are made by scenery, which is profuse and elaborate, frequent singing and musical specialties, and the tricks of Pierrot and his associates. William Solirodc makes an excellent clown. Hcls liufvelouMy agile, and his face, hands, and even feet, are expressive substitutes of the supposedly silenced tong.ie. There arjr three Schrode brothers and they all appear In "Superba." Their acrobatic specialty in the third act was executed with remarkable agility" and artistic finish. The magic mirror is a I long-standing trick, of the Hanlons. Their ..ti M J Bank Failure Sale! are $j are 8 are 10 $20 2j jo DcDftODDDDi 407 Seventh Street, originality has been encroached ,upon by many specialty performers, who have re peated this finished trick, and those who saw "My Friend from India" recognize, the sourcebr one or the most amusing scenes in the comedy. The ballets are numerous and diverse.in, quality. Some or them are grotesque, some graccrul anil beautiful, but all of them are good. Miss Blanche Seymour, contributed an entertaining specialty to the second act and was Joined later by Sarony Lambert, with whom she gave an cicver medley sketch, "On the Roof Gar den." Miss Frances Hartley sang a num ber of ballads lo the manifest pleasure ot the audience. A trensrofindtlon" scene or rare loveliness clohes the entertainments It is rrom the brush ot Charles Witham and marks his artistic efficiency as ot a high order. "Superba" is attractive to people ot all ages, but to the youthful its scenery, songs and tricks are especially attractive. To accommodate the little folks two matinees will be given this- week. Grand Opera Hone. "Fallen Among Thieves" is the title ot the melodrama at the Grand this week- It is presented by Davis and Keogh, the well known purveyors ot that class of -plays-That the class and the play and Davis and Keogh are appreciated in Washington was shown by a well-rilled and enthusiastic house last night- "Fallen Among Thieves" makes its rirst appearance 'here: 'It fs a story or crime and the triumph or virtue, the scenes being laid partly in New York city and partly in the country in Vermont. The country lite is fairly well done- The farmers and their wives and daughters are more natural than stage country people usually are.'The stage setting and scenery for the bucolic sections or the play are good, too. One mentions these things because they are so unusual. It Is not particularly note worthy that the portrayals of confidence men and the conventional city types should be good. There Is a revival of tue-nank" drama In the third act, the performer of the feat In this case being a young woman, and the act being satisfyingly thrilling-. Nettle Trabaud does the dive- The girl who Tails among thieves Is deluded by a handsome young rellow, a burglar, and then thrown aside by him. She helps to bring his villainy to punish ment. -Miss Buckingham is the name or this girl ort the stage. She falls among thieves completely and well and make's a convincing picture of her troubles. Other good people in the, company arc Frank Ly man, J a me? Lee, who takes the part of a happy-go-lucky Irishman, and Annie Bar clay, who plays the role- of keeper ata gambling dive. Academy. Apparently a Ood many people in "Wash ington wanted to see what H.-Grattan-Don-. nelly had done in the way of a play writ ten mound a lady Svengali and the tough side or New York politics, forthe Academy, of Music was full when the curtain Went up for the firstact. This play of Donnelly's, under the direction of Jacob Utt.. Is a, strongone, with a well-defined plot.sevcrul well-turned characters, two or three thrilling situat.ons, and much better lines than are usually given to melodramas. "The Woman in Black," as advertised, is a play of todaj In reality, portraying with much exactness and fidelity scene3 from New "Cork politics at their worsts -In-a dive kept by a district boss politics and crime are given to us and together with and alongsldeot them the romancemthellvesof crlminalsand l.onest people. The company Isa stiongone and several otthe characters are exceedingly well drawn James Lackaye's portrajal of the dis trict bossj Simon KranUer, Is a well con-. ceived and striking picture. "Krantzer IortL It over the thugs and bums ot his district with an iron hand, is loud'mouthed ami coarse, but is cunning, too. and caring nothing for principles, usually succeeds and finds himself necessary to more dis tinguished people. Lena Melville malces a most dashing and attractive stage young; lady queen of vaudeville. A. A. Andruss Is a fine young American of position. L. R. Willard gives us a type ot'tlie American millionaire. The part of the "Woman in Black, Madame Zenda, is taken by Agnes nernflon. She is under the influence of the district boss the villain of the play, who has been in strumental in the abduction or her child, and who promises to return her child if she aids him in his plots. She makes use of marvelous powers of hypnotism in ac complishing his purposes Miss Herndon takes the part with much credit to'herself, bringing out its good points, and subduing its improbabilities to the range of the possible. Bijou. A house well filled with jolly people greeted "The Kodak" at the Bijou l,ast night. It is a musical farce, including much bright dialogue and several good songs." The play deals with. the vicissi tudes of musicians, theatrical people, amateur burglars, detectives, tragedians and pretty girls. The plot can hardly be described, but it can be said without any exaggeration that the details of the plot arc elaborate and irresistible. Fred N'oss. who takes the three parts of Adolph Le Grand, a French musician; Jimmie Barr, an amateur burglar, and Chae Cluse, greatest detective In America, is a versatile young fellow, up to several kinds ot fun-making, and giving us dur ing the evening, In fact, a little of almost everything. Mignon Carroll introduces during the second act an oboe solo, play ing the instrument so skilfully that she is received with prolonged applause. At the end of the second act there is a rirst-cla.'s medley of all-thc latest popular tongs. The No-sses in the third act intro duce more music, their riiun'dolln "and' saxophone specialties, which were also well received. "The Kodak" was one ot the best received ot the plays that haYe come to the Bijou this season Lyceninl"""5- , There may be frosts at, grand operas,, there may be poor houses ', at faroe comedles, and tragedy may tie received With scorn, but the Ljccum Thpalur.audl:, encc never deserts its vaudeville. Com pany after company, throughout the season the house is full and the .degree, to. which f standing-room Is occupied Is all that can' be mentioned. This week the London : : Suits are $6 Suits are . 8 .. Suits- are io J t PUffifP Gaiety Girls, headed by Bertha Wild, aro the attraction that fill the house- This "time it Is overflowing nearly to the door. The Gaiety Gills are really very pretty maidens, though possibly they have never seer. London. One does not notice much or. the cockney in their accent. They are Trivotous and happy-go-lucky, and full ot a mild spice that is quite entrancing. The program is headed with the musical bur lesque "The Century Club ; or, Love on a Wheel." As a satire on the bicycle, everybody, rrom the leading lady to the tramp, rides some kind or a "machine. This bicycle burlesque allows of very pretty "costumes Tor the girls and a most laughable bicycle turn for the tramp. The tramp, by the way , Is the first bald headed gentleman ot that profession that I have ever met on the stage. The Four Chill Widows and other tntlclng features are included in the Century Club. The olio part of the performance includes the Cbappell sisters, who sing and dance cleverly; Larry Burgoyne, a .coster singer or considerable merit and originality; the Herbert Biothers, acrobats; Alexander Wil fon, a fine ventriloquist, and several other good people. The performance concludes with "The Tramp Astionomers," which gives the young ladies ot the company the best kind ot good opportunities to costume them selves dazzhngly as the curious stars in the heavens. They outahme the originals in luster. Last night began the second week of the interesting cinematographe exhibi tions at Willard Hall. There was a filled hall or attentive people, every ona ot whom enjoyed the novel performance. The cinematographe Is proliably the best or these moving lire pictures. Its work is really marvelously realistic. There were street scenes and others ex hibited in which the moving figures seemed unquestionably to have lire, and to. be fiesh and blood. This running together of fifteen photographs a second for several minutes Into one picture, is one -of the wonders of the wizard in ventors. Every performance ot the cine "matographe Is well attended. There will be three daily "all during tins week. GOOD MINSTRELS THESE. Carroll Institute Boys Cave a Pleas ant Entertainment. Everything in the way ol entertainment that the Carroll Institute gives us Is well done. There are many clever young people connected with the lnsotute, and they have achieved many triumphs in past seasons. It is .probable, however, that the Carroll Institute Minstrels, who gave their per 'fo'nnance last night at the Lafayette Square, have now overshadowedeverything that has been accomplished in tln past, in the eyes of their many friends. Mr. Al baugh's playhouse was crowded. Every seat in boxes, in orcln-stra and in gal 'lenes was filled, and young fellows stood behind the rail, in the aisles at a dis tance, and applauded. It was a fine house in appearance, too. pretty faces and prettycostumes,andmeninfull dres-i were plentiful, and there were many well-known society people present. This audience, which might have been enthusiastic and cordial anyway, had every reason to be over the merit of the performance. There were few touches of amateurishness about it. Everything wassmooth.andthere was much cleverness, too. The first part of the program was a regulation circle of colored gentlemen, P.J. Leach actincas bones, W. W. Cullisou a3 interlocutor, and G. H. O'Connor as tanibo. There were the regulation jokes, too, some old and some new, as isfltting.ot course- There was much good singing ot college airs and the popular songs. Melvilla Hensey sang "Don't Be Cross" immensely. George H. O'Connor sang a song in fine style. But it is hardly fair to pick out personal favorites. Everybody was a favor Ite with a lot of people. There were L. E. Kaiser, George T. Cox, Charles Green. Charles Becktell, Harry Leigh, Charles Moore, and a lot of others. In the second part ot the evening's enjoyment probably Charles Grei-n.ln a darkey monologue was most warmly received. He is an artist. He beats the profeionals. The fisherman and the frog, done by Howard and Leigh, was a fine bit of contortionist work. The inter collegiate quartet was great. Hensey came out strong here, too The minstrels are a great success. WORK OF THE FLAMES. The Fires of a Day Played Havoo in Many Places. Olar, S. C, Jan. 11. Fire last night burned nearly hair or Plmers, a small sta ton on the Florida Central and Peninsula Railroad, Barnwell county. The town is built on both sides of the railroad and nearly the whole or the side on which the fire started is now In ashes. The loss is estimated at $15,000; the total insurance at $2,000. New York, Jan. 11. A fire early this morning destroyed a building two Hun dred feet long with Its contents, 5,000 bales of hay, on Willard'sIock. Brooklyn. The schooners Susan B- Thurlow and C. R. Flint, lying at the dock, caught fire, but the rireboats succeeded m saving them trom destruction. The Thurlow was danased $C00 and the Flint $2,300. Mr. Willard places bis loss on the building at $5,000. William f. Bloomingdale, who occupies it as a hay market, places his loss at $50,000. Minneapolis, Minn.. Jan. 11. Fire at 10 o'clock this morning totally destroyed the packing house of the Anchor Flour Mill, owned by the Pillsbury-Washburn Milling Company. Loss $200,000; rally Insured. Newark, N. J., Jan. 11. The LofquisG building, a three-story Trame structure, was burned this morning. Loss $l,000j partially covered by Insurance. AMONG TIER BOXERS. It is estimated that there are forty-seven "Horton law clubs in Brooklyn and its en virons. Leslie Pierce and Tommy Kecnan are to 'box six rounds at the Nonpareil Club this evening. The Bohemian Sporting Club, of New York, has gone in for fencing as well as boxing and billiards. Pm D v as I