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THE MOKSriETGr TIMES, SATURDAY. MARCH 6, 1S9T
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This Skirt only 98c.
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with draw-string; lengths, 38,
40 and 42 inches.
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I After the
H'KIMLEY II HtB HEW HOME
The President's First and Very
THOUSANDS OF VISITORS
Ho Saw All Who Called; Sorno
From the Steps' of the "White
2Ioii.se and Others, in His Of
fice and Ju tho Great Juist
President McKinley would lfuve seen the
sun riso for the Hrst time as an occupant
of the White House had it not been for the
fact that Old Sol, who had been so kind
to the new Chief -Executive on the day pre
vious, hid Ills face behind a mass of dark
and lowering ruin clouds. The President
wasearlyastlr.andthe policemen on watch
in Hie White House grounds raw his face
pressed against the window of his apart
mentb quite a while before 7 o'clock.
He was exceedingly pale, and appeared
to be in deep thought as he peered out
on the dismal prospect of a rainy day,
doubtless realizing in the strictest sense
of the word the new duties Imposed upon
every occupant of the Executive Manolou.
Mr. McKinley stood at the window for
full j-fifteen minutes-, frequently passing his
handover his brow, a habit peculiar to him
self. He had been gazing out over the
housetops of Washington In the early light
of a new day for about fifteen minutes,
when nis wife appeared. Her husband turn
ed slightly and orfered his arm and the
palt spent the first few minutes of their
first morning in the White House in
silence. "While the rain and a slight sleet
was beating down outside, Air McKinley
slowly stroked the hair of the woman who
has done so much by her tact and womanly
ways oftentimes a severe tax on her
physical strength to make her husband
the President of the United States.
As the darkness of the dawning day dis
appeared Mr. McKinley and his wife turned
and walked down to the breakfast room,
where the mother and near relatives of Mr.
McKinley had preceded them. By this
time it was 7:30 o'clock.
.At 8 o'clock breakfast was finished.
The President, who is an excesive smoker,
and smokes none but the strongest cigars,
took from his vest pocket a clear tlabana,
and lighting it, walked out to the front
entrance. He greeted the ushers and
doorkeepers in an agreeable manner, pass
ing the time of day with them and asked
concerning their service at the mansion.
He passed them, walked through the cor
ridor, crossing the hall Into the Blue Kcom
and out upon the portico on the south
side. Here lie stood for some minutes
gazing intently upon the panorama of the
beautiful valley of the Potomac, and the
historic hills of Arlington, which, despite
the mists of early morning, presented to the
eye of the new Presidenta most picturesque
and enchanting view.
It was about 8:30 o'clock when he en
tered his private office. Upon his desk
was a beautirul bouquet, sent up from the
conservatory. He plucked one of Wic
flowers from the bunch and put it in his
buttonhole. He wore this during the en
tire day. For the first time he sat in
the new chair placed at his desk and be
gan to Idly turn over innumerable letters
and telegrams which had accumulated,
most of which were congratulatory in
The chair occupied by Mr. Cleveland
was one specially made for him, and Mr.
Tliurber had a stroug desiie to be its
possessor. Mr. Cleveland puichnsed the
chuir, and made his secretary a present
Mr. McKinley's first work, entering
upon the duties of his office, was to have
prepared the list or his Cabinet ministers
to be sent to the Senate for confirma
tion or rejection. This was completed as
early as 0:30 o'clock. By that time the
visitors began arriving in streams. Four
members of Congress from New York
were Hooker, Fisher, Odell, and Sherman,
but they were preceded by a few minutes
by Gen. Cowlcs, of North Carolina, who
now bears the distinction of beinghe first
man to call on President McKinley at his
office in the White House.
The two Senators Trom Illinois were the
next to arrive. They only rame to say
"howdy." Senator "Billy" Mason was
Mailing as pleasantly as ever, and the Tur
on his silk hat was brushed the wrong way,
which is oiraraoteiistleor that distinguished
young statesman. Private Secretary Porter
was fairly besieged with callers, nearly all
of whom were strangers to him. Under
the circumstances Mr. Porter didspleudidiy.
He is an exceedingly affable and pleasing
gentleman, and bids fair to develop into a
high class secretary.
Among the many other visitors of the
day were Thomas B. Reed, Col. J. J. Mc
Cook, James R. O'Belrnc, of New York;
Gen. Lloyd S. Bryce, of New York; Murat
Halstead, Moses P. Handy, John S. Wise,
Gen. Batcheller, James A. Gary, Joseph
McKenna, Secretary of State Sherman,
II. Clay Hvans, and hundreds of others, in
cluding a few ladies.
Mr. Cleveland's retiring Cabinet, with
the exception of Secretary OIney, called
on President McKinley about 11 o'clock
and were met in the Cabinet Room. The
visit was simply one of ceremony. Their
stay was very brief, not exceeding ten
Shortly after their departure the Presi
dent went downstairs to the East Parlor
where he received members of his old
Ohio regiment. By this time perliaps 2,000
people had congregated in front of the
building. These comprised delegations
from many States. Heading the procession
was the Dave Martin Club, of Philadelphia.
They did not ask to be admitted to the
house, but simply wanted to pay their
respects to the President and get a good
look at the man for whose inauguration
they had worked and voted.
The President put on his overcoat and
hat and walked out upon the .steps, the
procession marching past him through the
carriageway. He had not been there more
than one or two minutes when the veteran
usher, Pendle, who was appointed to his
position by Abraham Lincoln, thought the
President might hazard his health stand
ing upon the cold stones, thereupon he con
ceived the brilliant idea of carrying a rug
from the corridor and placing it at the
President's feet. Mr. McKinley waved it
away instantly and the crowd set up a
shout at the renewed evidence of the dem
ocracy of their President.
Mrs. McKinley was attracted by the
cheering and appeared at an upper win
dow overlooking the scene below. This
was a signal for another outburst of en
thusiasm, this time in honor of the new
mistress of the White House.
After reviewing the crowd upon the
outside, the famous Troop A, of Cleve
land, which was Mr. McKinley's personal
escort, was received in the East Parlor.
Later a delegation made up of the Repub
lican members of the Tennessee legislature
and their wives, sisters, cousins and
aunts were also received In the same par
lor, where, each' visitor was personally
introduced by their State idol,' H. Clay
Evans. Before this,, however, the Presi
dent had performed his first official act,
Which wis the signing of the commission
of -John Sherman, of Ohio,' as Secretary
of State. .
Secretary, of State Olney came alone
from the State Department to pay his re
spects to the new r resident His coming
was badly timed. He entered the White
House Immediately previous to the ar
rival of the outside delegations. He
walked up btairs to the President's office
but found him not In. Ho desceneded
to the lower floor and met the President
in the private hall. The formal meeting
between tlie President and Mr. Olney
was very brief; so brief, in fact, that it
created'uuplcasant comment that the new
President had been discourteous to the
retiring -Secretory of State.
At 2 o'clock luncheon was served and
the crowds grew gi cater. Immediately
arter luncheon Mr. McKinley received the
Americus Club, of Pittsburg; the, Capital
Glee Club, of Columbus, and the Marquette
Club, or Michigan.
The President announced that at 4.
o'clock he would give a general rorepUon
to the public In the East Parlor. This was
attended by thousands of people and lasted
over two hours. He shook hands with overy
one and chatted pleasantly with the hun
dreds in the throng with whom he was
One or the amusing incidents of the day
was -when the staff of the governor of
North Carolina, after retiring from a visit
to the Piesident's orrice, collided when
going downstairs with Gov. Drake, of
Iowa, and his staff, coming upstairs.
There was a crush, and it was only'ie
lieved by the heroic conduct of Lieut.
Gilmore, on duty at the White House, who
taught the gentlemen from North Caiolina
and Iowa, the art of untangling their
swords when mixed up with their legs.
Secretary Porter also hurried to the
scene and assisted the policeman. He was
gallant In the extreme. One young lady,
from Iowa, a typical riower ot the prarie,
was caught in the jam, and was almost
fainting when the Piesident's secretary
came to her rescue and escorted her Into
one of the parlors below, where shejiuickly
The Canton friends of President and Mrs.
McKinley called, by invitation, last even
ing, and spent an hour at the White House.
The invjtation was extended to the per
sonal friends of the President and his wife
The special train which broughtthe Presi
dential party from Canton will return to
day, and those who are not to remain in
Washington, or the President's relatives
and friends, will go back to Ohio In it.
The President's mother and sister will
remain in Washington for a fortnight.
MRS. ;MuTCIXLrVES DAT.
Sho Arose Early Despite the Fatlirne
of tholiiniiijiirutioii Ceremonies.
Mrs. McKinley began her first day in
the White House by rising at an early
hour, which must seem incredible to these
society women who make a ball an ex
cuse for sleeping the half of next day.
At luncheon she entertained the older
members of the family parly who accom
panied the President, und herself from Can
ton, and in the evening gave a dinner to
the young folks. Both gatherings were
of an informal character, and were at
tended by no one outside of the family
and those friends who traveled with them
from the West.
About 12 o'clock the President's mother
and Mrs. Barber, the sister of Mrs. Mc
Kinley, arrived at the Mansion. The crowd
In front had just finished cheering for
Mrs. McKinley, who was at one of the
upper windows, and as the face of the ven
erable mother appeared at the glass a blue
coated soldier threw up his cap and shout
ed: "Three good ones, with all our hearts,
for Mother McKinley. Hip, hip, hurrah!"
With all their lungs, as well as their hearts,
they responded, and when it was all over
every woman found herself waving some
thing frantically, and the men had their
hats in their hands.
Mr. and Mrs. Abner McKinley returned
to the Ebbitt House after the ball, but Mr.
McKinley called early yesterday morning
at the White House with Mis3 Mabel, who
looked as fresh as a June rose, despite the
excitement of her first big ball.
An indication of Mrs. McKinley's thought
ful remembrance of others In the midst of
her own triumphs was evidenced Thursday
in a graceful way. As Mrs. Cleveland
reached the train that was to bear her to
her Princeton homesln round a magnificent
basket of flowers to which were attached
the card ot the new mistress or the White
COUNTING DP THE COST
There Will Be No Largo Inaugural
The Times' Accurate Estimate of
tho Xtunber at the Hull A Tullr
"With Chairmun Thompson.
Very little nowremalns of the inaugura
tion ecstacies except to balance the books
and this will be done shortly by the in
augural executive committee, which will
probably meet tonight and review the
Chairman Bell was at headquarters yes
terday attending to the usual matters of
finance which follow the rose-colored prose
and poetry of these interesting occasions.
Mr. Warner, chaiiman of the chic com
mittee, was also on hand getting things in
shape for a final report, but the most in
teresting committee just now is that on
finance, of which Mr. John W. Thompson
is chairman. This committee will uot
meet until next Monday night, but, in a
talk with Mr. Thompson last night, the
information was obtained that there is
not likely to be a considerable surplus.
Mr. Thompson said that appropriations
had been made aggregating $32,000, but
that there conld be no question that the
receipts from the ball and the concerts
would more than repay that sum. An ap
propriation of 0,000 had been made to
tho committee on the banquet, and from
that there had been no returns yet, and
it was impossible to approximate the re
ceipts from this source, because the .sup
per ticket were not numbered.
The number of tickets for the ball paid
for he places at between 9,300 and 9, 100.
There were tickets of courtesy issued to
the diplomatic corps and the ladles of
the legations and some others, which will
probably bring the number up to 10.000,
which was the approximately accurate
guess of the number at the ball made by
The Times yesterday morning.
Besides these reminders of theevent there
arc still in evidence the gaily decorated
reviewing stands and the bunting which, in
many places, is shedding red and blue
and some yellow tears under the influence
of the rain of yesterday morning. The
stands will bo taken down in due time, the
first to be removed being those obstructing
the view of the White House from tho
north. The Presidential stand and the
other at Lafayette square were the lost
to be put up at the request of President
Cleveland, and they will be therefore the
first to be removed for the reason stated.
The opinion is pretty generally expressed
that the number of predicted visitors was
largely exaggerated. Some of the rail
road people counted on from 200,000 to
225,000, but it is perhaps not far wrong
to put the number in town on the Fourth
at 50,000, as estimated yesterday in The
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IliT HBUTTLE POM
He Cannot Restrict Debate in
HIS SIGNIFICANT ' REMARKS
The Vice President Evidently Be
lieves That the Freedom of De
bate in tho Senate Sometimes In
terferes With the "Cause of "Wise
and Prudent Legi.shttiou.
Vice Pre-sldeiifc'Hobart created some stir
in the Senate by MiVtone of his inaugural
address. It is eyidpnt that he has not
studied well the-body over which he will
preside, and that! he, perhaps, does not
realize how barren ot1 power tho president
of the Senate ,itj. That section of his
speech which caused 'the comment appears
in the Record as follows:
"It will be my coilst'ant erf ort to aid you,
so far as I mayyivr dll reasonable expedi
tion or the business '6r the Senate, and I
may bo permitted to express the belief that
such expedition is thd'hojie of the country.
All the interests of good government and
the advancement'towftrd a higher und bet
ter condition of things call for prompt and
positive legislation at your hands. To ob
struct the regular course of wise and pru
dent legislative action after the fullest and
freest discussion is neither coiuistent with
true Senatorial courtesy, conducive to the
welfare of the people, nor in compliance
with their just expectations."
These remarks are significant rrom the
fact that during the past four years re
peated erforts have been made la the Sen
ate to limit the freedom or debate which
has existed from time immemorial in that
body. During the extra session, called
for the purpose or repealing the pur
chasing clause or the Sherman law, the
press or the country denounced the Senate
in scathing terms for not immediately
passing the "remedial" legislation, which
they said would Immeuiately upon its en
actment "restore prosperity to the coun
try." Several of the Senators took up
the fight, and Mr. Lodge, in particular,,
criticised the reading of prepared speeclies,
and in consequence drew forth a stinging
rebuke rrom Senator Jones or Nevada.
An attempt was- made to enlist Vice
President Steveusou on the side ot those
who wanted to stifle debate, but he put
a stop to it by decisively announcing his
duy was not to make rules Tor the Sena
tors, but to administer the rules it made.
The difference in the attitude of the
two Vice 1' residents is shown by con
trasting with Mr. Hobart's statement the
following excerpt fiom the laiewell ad
diess of Mr, Stevenson.
"It lias been my earnest Uideavor justly
to InlerpreCand faithfully to execute the
rules of the Senate. At times the tempta
tion may be strong to compass partisan
ends by a disregard or a perveision of
the rules. Yet, I think it tafe to say,
the result, however salutary, will bedearl)
puichasfd by a departure f 10m the meth
ods proscribed by the Senate for its own
guidance. A single Instance, as indicated,
might prove the forerunner of untold evils.
" 'Twill be recorded for a precedent.
And many an erior, bj the same example,
Will rush into the State.
"It must not be forgotten that the rules
governing this body are founded deep in
human experience: that they are the re
sult of centuries or tireless effort in legis
lative hall, to conserve, to render stable
and secure, the rights and liberties which
have been achieved by conflict. By its
rules the Senate wisely fixes the limit to
its own power.'' Of thos'e who clamor
against the Senate and Its methods of pro
ceilu re it may be' truly said, ' They know not
what they do.' In thin chamber alone are
preserved without restraint two essentials
or wise legislation and of good govei nment
the light of amendiue'nt and c,t debate.
Great evils often result rrom hasty legisla
tionrarely from the dlay which follows
full discussion and deliberation. In my
humble judgment, the historic Senate pre
serving the unrestricted right of amend
ment and debate, maintaining intact the
time-honqieil parliamentary methods ami
amenities which unfailingly secure action
after deliberation possesses in our scheme
of government a value, which cannot be
measured by wrds."
Mr. Stevenson did not know he was re
ferring to his successor when he said "those
who clamor against the Senate and its
methods or procedureknow not what they
do," nor was Mr. Hobart deterred rrom a
pronouncement of his position by the views
or his predecessor.
Mr. Hobart will find great difficulties in
his way should he endeavor to use his po
sition to curb the freedom of speech where
he thinks its purpose is to "obstruct the
course of wise and prudent legislation."
Whatever his private opinions may be, he
will have to execute the rules of the Sen
ate, and so long as those rules do not ad
mit of cloture, practically unlimited free
dom of debate will continue In that body.
If the Senators desired to do so they could
so amend their rules as to give their Presi
dent a power as autocratic as the Speaker
of the House, or they could so amend them
as to strip him of the little power he has
over their deliberations. 1
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SOLDIER DID ftlS DUTY.
A Member of the Fourth Murylivnd
Stopped a Cublo Car.
An exhibition of obstancy 0:1 the part of
a gripman, and of pluck on the part of one
of tlie soldiers of the Fourth Maryland
.Regiment, attracted the attention of the
crowd on Pennsylvania avenue, at the in
tersection or Seventh btrcet, yesterday
morning. The officer in command was
marching tlie troops from their head
quarters to the Pennsylvania depot, and
had decided to turn the regiment from the
Avenue through Seventh, around into B
street. In crossing the Seventh-street
cable line, barely a company had passed
before ft cable car approached, and an
orricer ordeied one of the file closers to
"slop that car."
The man detailed for this duty was a
fine-looking young fellow and bore hlm
seir like a field- marshnl. He stepped
promptly to the car, saluted and asked
the gripman to hold his car until the
regiment passed. "
"Not on your life," snapped the grip
"Indeed?" asked the young soldier,
elevating his eyebrows.
"Well; wait and see," responded the
The soldier walked cooly to the front
of the car and laid himself, full length
across tlie tracks, a few feet In advance of
the fender. He kept his position patiently
and all the whiie the regiment was mov
ing. The gripman pulled back his lever,
but the car was iqion the plucky young
soldier in a moment The render touched
him and. shoved him along before it for
The gripman then realized the deter
minatlo;i of the young soldier to stick
to his post, and brought the car to a stop.
When the last man in tlie regiment had
crossdd the track, the soldier got up,
saluted the gripman, and hurried to the
front to rejoin Ids command. The crowd
on the corner had been howling with de
light at the young man's pluck, and a
hearty cheer broke from them as he
arose to his feet. He had done his duty and
stopped the car.
YOONG LEE BOWS TO COPID
Son of the Consul General Sur
renders to Miss Aragon.
She Is the Young Lndy Who "Was
Imprisoned by tho Spaniards.
A Pretty Love Honinnee.
When young people become involved In
diplomacy it not infrequently happens
that that dull pastime is succeeded by the
sprightiier game of love.
No better nor more romantic illustration
of this fact has come to light in many
years than tlie one brought out in a re
port from Tampa. Flu., which couples the
names of Fitzbugh Lee, Jr., son of the consul-general
to Havana, nnd Senorita Cle
mencla Aragon, ot Cuba.
Miss Aragon, it will be recalled, Is the
youngCuban lady of good family who went
Into the Insurgent ranks In order to nurse
her sick brother, and when she proudly ac
knowledged It was thrustinto prison by the
Her departure from Havana, about a
month ago, was attended by many startling
disclosure's concerning the treatment of
women by the Spaniards. It was while the
young lady, who Is reported to be both
beautiful and brilliant, was being thus mis
treated that yoong Lee, to whom she Is
now reported engaged, first made her ac
quaintance. The bravery and devotion to her brother
which she displayed throughout aroused Ids
admiration and respect. He sought rurther
acquaintance witli her.
Senorita Aragon was also touched by
the chivalrpus sympathy held out to her
by the young American.
Their'friemlshlp soon ripened into some
thing much warmer. The engagement, so
the report states, followed, but alrao3t im
mediately Weyler'sedictof expulsion caused
the youiPg lady to leavellavana for Tampa.
Mr. Lee followed shortly afterward, but
the fair exile had sailed for New York, and
it is said that he is now preparing to
follow her to that city also.
When questioned on that point, Mr.
Lee would say nothing further than that
he had come to this country on "personal
Tlie only point upon which Mr. Lee
would talk was cencernlng the stcry
printed in some New York papers, of
Senorita Aragon's trouble on board the
Olivia. He denied this story with a great
deal ot warmth.
NOTllS AND PERSONALS
Mrs. Lamodr, who has been so charm
ing a hostess and so much admired and
beloved by the people of the past admin
istration, leaves tomorrow for Florida,
accompanied by Mr. Lament and their
family of four girls.
Miss Madia Gorman, the pretty young
daughter of Senator and Mrs. Gorman,
who has been so extremely popular since
her debut Tast winter, was one of the
most admired young ladles at the inaugu
ral ball. Witli her beautiful complexion
and almost; perfect features and Hebe
like form, Miss Gorman Is a type of
girlish beauty which is refreshing to look
upon, nor winning manner and perfect
naturalness have endeared her to a large
enele of friends.
Another 3-oung debutante who was a de
cided belle of the ball was Miss Coleman,
daughter of Major Coleman, U. S. A., re
tired. She appeared at the ball In a gown
of white satin and duchess lace, which
was extremely becoming to her brunette
Another young lady who has created
quite a sensation as a beauty belle during
the few weeks she has tmen here, as the
guestof Mrs. Thomas Owen, is Miss Florida
Graves, or Alabama. Tall and gracerul in
every movement she was one of the most
notable girls at the hall.
Miss Inez Kempton, of Philadelphia, is
a guest of the Normandie.
Miss I"dna Sickles, daughter of Gen."
D. E. Sickles, is a guest of Mrs. Alger, at
Mrs. Somers has issued cards for a
luncheon on March 10, to meet Miss
Miss Pearson, daughter of Gen. Pear
son, of Pittsburg, Pa., is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Capt. Sands, at Fort Myer.
Miss Susie Haas, of Birmingham, Ala., is
visitingMrs. Smallwood,on Seventh street.
Ex-Queen Lilliuokalaiil spent yesterday
quietly in her apartments at the Cairo
writing letters to her island home. She
wa3 delighted with the parade and de
clares that she would not have missed the
pageant for 'anythlng-ln reason."
Inauguration edition of The Times,
twenty-eight pages,including sixteen pages
BOnvenir extra, ready today. Trice, in
wrappers for mailing, Elr& Cents.
UU OK? RL?BtfR&2f!?E35 can have tlielr checks ?
ri&Illlleil cashed hero tree ot charge. Ml
Our Iuaug-ural Sale of early Spring Shoe Styles
has already started our spring- trade -with a regu
lar boom. '
This can be no surprise to those who have
seen and priced our handsome new Spring Shoes.
Follow the crowds that will IhrGng our stores
today these are a few of the new lines that
attract them, and, perhaps, may also please you:
CS-Larjic Janancss Kite given away today with Child's Shoes.
and dark Tan Shoes;
Lace J and Button ,
Tor Misses and Children TSc
Misses best Vici Kid;
Laced and Button;
The prettiest and beat
Shoes oversold at SX.SO
Two new styles ot
finest Kid Laced
and Button Boots.
Splendid .S0 value at ..$2.00
C'omrort aim Durability
any Shoes we or anybody
ever sold ror 54-UO.
15 different styles of
black ana tan Kic
ami r'ateut LeaMier
Laced and Button.
Reliable Shoe Houses,
930 and 932 Ttli St. N. W. 1914: and 191G Pa. Ave. X. TT.
233 Pa. Ave. S. E.
THE EX-QUEEN'S TICKETS
Olney Disclaims Personal Responsi
bility for Their Issnaiice.
The Presence of TAliuohnluni in the
Diplomatic Gallery Due to a Re
quest From Sherman.
Secretary of State Olney disclaims any
personal responsibility for the presence
of ex-Queen Liliuokalani, ot Hawaii, in
the diplomatic gallery of the Senate on
Thursday, and to offset that day's publica
tion that the ex-regal's presence there
during the inauguration was due to a
surreptitious gift of a ticket to her by
the State Department, exhibits the fol
"United States Senate,
"Committee on Foreign Relations.
"February 2G, 1S97.
"Hon. Richard Olney, Secretary ot State,
"Sir Ex-Queen Liliuokalani is desirous
ot witnessing the inauguration of the
President and Vice Pi esident-elect on the
4th of Maich, and she has made applica
tion through her friends for two seats,
one for herself and one for her escort
"It Is impossible for the committee of
arrangements to provide these places, ex
cept in the diplomatic gallery, but as the
tickets to that gallery are to be sent
to you for distribution, the committee
does not feel at liberty to assign seats
in the gallery to anyone.
"It is, however, the judgment of the
committee of arrangements that you pro
vide the eats for the ex-queen out of
the sixty to be sent to you for the use
of the diplomatic corps.
"Chairman of the Committee ot Arrange
ments." It has been stated that Mr. Julius A.
Palmer, private secretary to the ex-queen,
spent two days at the Capitol making im
portunate requests for tickets to any of
che galleries for the queen. Mr. Palmer de
nies this. He says no request was ever
made by Liliuokalani for tickets In the
diplomatic gallery of the Senate, there
fore none was ever refused. Furthermore,
that none of theex-queen's attendants knew
for a certainty that she would be in the
city, on inauguration day, until last Fri
day. She then expressed a wish to be
present, and he went to her friend. Sena
tor Perkins ot California. He was referred
by him to Senator Elkins, to whom he made
He further says that there was not the
least hesitation in granting the requestand
the only regret seemed to be that, owing
to the lateness ot the hour, but two seats
could be promised.
When he returned to his hotel he learned
that Senators Shermaaand Elkins had ar
ranged with Secretary Olney to place two
scats in the diplomatic gallery at the dis
position of the Hawaiian queen, and that
just as soon as the Department of State
received the list frSm the committee, these
tickets ot invitation were sent by special
messenger to the hotel. The ex-queen
was accompanied to the gallery by her
Hawaiian secretary, Hon. Joseph Helleluke,
K. C. K-
"It is absolutely false," Mr. Palmer
also said, "that any prior applicatiou
was ever made by any person in her be
half. It was perfectly natnral that hhe
should have an especial interest in the
inauguration ot President McKinley. be
cause Mr. D. M. McKinley. the President's
brother,, was United States consul at
Honolulu, and was thereafter appointed"
jy King Kalakaua, her majesty's brother,
Hawaiian, consul at San Francisco."
The affair has stirred, up quite a tempest
among the representatives otthe Hawaiian
republic. They feel that a slight has
been put upon their government, and thtie
are many other people of the same r pin
ion. The incident occasioned much iid
verse criticism directed atSecretary Oliiey,
and for that reason the letter from Senator
Sherman was on exhibition at the State
Concert by "United Choirs.
The union choir concert given last even
ing at the Metropolitan A.. M E. Church,
for the benerit or the several choirs which
participated, was a decided success, not
alone from a musical standpoint, but from
a financial point of view as welL The
church was crowded. Beside the concert
numbers there were solos and duets, which
were rendered In fine style, and deserving
or the appreciation manifested by the
audience. The crowning feature of the
evening, however, was the finale, the"Hal
leliijah," sung by the united choira. ag;
gregatlng 600 voices, under the direction
of Prof. Jehn T. Layton, instructor or music-
in the colored ptillc schools of the
city, with Prof. William Braxton at the
Boys and "Loutha
with good, solid Soles,
on the newCoin toe S3-00
Boys new "Champion
have thi3 guarantee
attached to each pair:
ir the stitching or
these shoe3 rips with
ordinary wear, we
shall give a new pain."
They equal in wear
the best $U.50 Shoed.
Our price only
Are in appearance
ami ror all practical
purposes as good as
any bhocs. we know of.
and come in all
the newest shapes
and styles now used.
Another Great SMrt Sale
New Hue of
52 00 Brilliantine Skirts, for
Saturday, $9 5c.
S-t- no novelty SkirtsforSaturday,
S3 30 ShepaTd Plaid Skirts for
Saturday, 51 49-
S4.0O Silk Lustre Brilliantine
Skirts, 51 9S.
SvS.OO Satin and Silk Skirts re
duced to 55 9b.
We make Skirts to order on tr-e
shortest notice at price or mate
rials. Waist Bargains.
50c Percale Waists, Satur
75a Percale Laundered Waista,
51 Batiste Laundered Waists,
Si: 50 Sillc Waists, special 9Sa m
S5 Silt Waists, special S29. a
one ioc ot novelty waists, trim
med with velvet, and very stylish
made, worth $-- For this sale
Specials in Umbrellas.
75c- GIoria-ITmbreUas, special 44c.
51 Gloria Umbrellas, special 59c.
51-50 Silt UmhreUas. special 9dc
A Great Corset Special.
50 dozen correct-fitting Bona
Corsets, worth 50c, special Tor
806 Seventh St. N. W.
1924-1926 Pa. Ave.
JACKETS AND CAPES.
S12 Seventh. Street.
Rargains In ll Departments this week.
THE IXAUGUTtAL CONCERTS.
Six lumbers by the "Washington
Chorus at Tonight's Performance.
Three ot the inaugural grand concerts
were given yesterday at the Pension Of
fice, under the management: or the com
mittee on music, of which Judge John C
Chaney is chairman. The music was by
Mr. Victor Herbert's Twenty-second Regi
ment Band and the Republican Glee Glnb,
Columbus, O. The concerts were at 10:30
a. m-T 2 p. m.. and 3:30 p. m.. and were,
respectively, in honor ot the Army, the
Navy, and ot Congress. The opening num
ber ot the program. last night was a ma re h
by the accomplished director of the band,
entitled "McKinlej Inauguration," which,
was re-demanded, as were many of the
numbers at all of the concerts.
There win be only two concerts today
at 2" p. nu, in bonorof: tne "States ot the
American Union," "and tonight, in honor
ot the people of the'Unlted States-
rresldent McKinley. members of hisrfam
ily and some of the Cabinet and their fam
ilies are expected to attend tonight. This
la.t concert will be otherwise unusually
interesting, as the chorus otSOO, under; the
direction ot Mr. Tercy S. Foster, will have
six o the eleven numbers oathe program
The finale will be "The Star Spangled
Banner," which will be sung by the chorus
aud the audience, re-enforced by the band.
"W- 3r.Ambrogi.in whose fruit store Mr.
James C. Hanendied at an early hour yes
terday morning, stated yesterday that all
that was possible was done for the unfor
tunate man. Mr. Hanen. Ambrogi says,
came Into his shop about midnight and took.
a seat In a chair, where he died at about
3:15 a. in.
Inauguration edition o The Times,
twenty-eight pages,including sixteertpages
souvenir extra, ready today. Price, in
wrappers for mailing. Five Cents.