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l'ift) -First Boat Race on the Thames
Goes to the Dark Blues.
Very Cold 'Weather Did !Not Prevent the
Usual Tremendous Crowd of Bpectatora
No Chanco For the light Blues at Any
Timo'Ui the Contest.
Xosdox. March 17. The flfty-first boat raco
between crews representing Oxford Univer
sity and Cambridge University boat cluus
took place tbla morning over the usual four
mile two-furlong coarse from Putney bridgo
to Tbo Ship at Mortlake. Oxford won by
three and ono-half lengths.
Oxford won the toss, and choso the Surroy
side of the river. There was a heavy fog
bunging over the rlvor. The weather was
cry cold. There was no wind and tbo water
was smooth.
As the morning woro on tho usual crowd
of people commenced to arrho by train, by
coach, omnibus and every other kind of
ebicleincludlng tho historic donkoy cart,
with its orowd.oflcostumcrs and others, for
no university boat race .would bo complete
without tho donkey crowd.
On all sides wcro to bo seen tho colors of
the rival universities, the dark bluo of Ox
ford and tbo light blue of Cambridge; but
this ear these colors wcro plentifully inter
mixed with tho green of old Erin, for to-day.
for the second time only in tho history of
these great aquatic contests, was tho race
pulled oft on St. Patrick's Day.
Oxford was out for a spin during tho early
morning, and they were early favorites in tbo
betting, odds of 2, 3 ind even 3 to 1 being
laid on the dark blues. Cambridge did not
go on the water lor a breather this morning,
but the crew selected to defend tho light
blue indulged in a walk uororo breakfast.
At 9:10 a. m. the mist was clearing away
and at thcs'begrnnlng of the raco tho haze
liftetl nloo-t, ponpk'tely and showed the old
river covered witnves3els of all sorts and
sizes and 'many thousands of peoplo lining
the banks, crowding the window s and mak
ing houso top3 black w lth sightseers.
At 9.12 the pistol was fired for tho start,
and both crews started well together. Eight
minutes later tho Cambridge crew was pull
ing 42 strokes to tne minute and tbo Oxlords
40. Off the Soap works Oxford was in the
lead. When tho Lend mills wcro reached
Oxford bad opened a gap of n length be
tween themselves and tho Cambridgo crew.
At 9:25 Oxford still mnntained the lead of
a length and was grrdually forging ahead.
The crew pulled o magnificent and telling
stroke, and it "was ev ident that they were fur
fc.penor to the Cambridge crew, slowly but
surely they forged ahead of their opponents,
and when Ilammi rsmith bridgo w as reached
it was plainly evident to tho rowing sharps
that tin) Qvtord crew would win.
A perfect roar of enthusiasm went up from
the admirers of Oxford as tbo gallant dark
blues, pulling strongly and flnelj , started to
1'msh tlio sucond half of tho race, with Cam
bridge apparently a beaten crew.
At ThornycroiJ's wors Oxford seemed to
have tho race so well in band that the dark
blue crew caed, up, and vet increased their
lead to about four length". Here, however,
the Cambridgo men made a splendid spurt,
nnd. cheered on by their supporters, suc
ceeded in cutting down Oxford's lead to about
three lengths at tho Devonshire meadows.
Tho next point in tho raco was liarnes'
railway bridge, and there Oxford was leading
b a clear four lengths, in spite of the efforts
ot the Cambridgo crew, who were apparently
in n somewhat demoralized condition.
Finally. Oxrord passed the winning lino at
Mortlake at 9.33, a w inner by three and a-half
In spite of the apparently long pap between
thi Oxford and Cambridge boats at the win
ning line, a fine race was pulled. Oxford
showd rare pulling power, and after passing
Hammersmith bridgo seemed to leave the
Cambridge crew as though the boat of the
latter was at anchor. Considerable enthusi
asm was aroused when tho Cambridge crew
xnude their spurt as tho boats were making
ior the Devonshire Meadows; it was a beauti
ful exhibition of rowing under discouraging
circumstances, but there was not that degree
of machine work in the Cambridge boat that
was exbit'ited by their opponents. The Cam
bridge boat rolled bndly, and at tbo end of
the siairt at the Devonshire Meadows it was
evident that all tno life was out of tho Cam
bndgestroke. and tholight-bluo boat actually
stooped before reaching tho finishing pos"t
and roars Of cheers announced that Oxford
bad won tho fifty-first boat race between the
Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Tbo ofilciaV decision as to the distance by
which Oxford won was threo and a-half
Uhe official time of the race was 21 minutes
aad39scondsj -Tho finish was tame, as Ox-Jord-Jiad
slowed down and jet passed the
winning post three and a half lengtLs In
ndvaneb of Cambridge.
IheCantabs did not actually row past the
iuCgc-.Tisilhe light blues w ere completely ex
Inusicd. umd OHIvant, their No. 5, anil the
benvli t man in the boat, had collapsed some
time before reaching Mortlake waters.
Experts ju-o jounced this year's Oxford crew
to t e the l&stlbt of oarsmen gathered together
for the past ten years.
The time, on account of the tide, compares
utiiHVorably with that of the past two years,
jmmcly. 19 minutes nnd 21 seconds in 1S92
and IS minute.-, and 47 seconds in 1SDJ.
Of the previous contests between these two
universities. Oxford has won twenty-seven,
including tho Tare of the lost four successive
jcurs. Cambridgo victories amounted to
1 tvuty-twp,-and ono race, In 1877, resulted in
a ,-e.ii beat.
Joj fill Celebration of St. Patrick's, Day
in This City.
St. Fairies day was observed by ncarly
pverv Irishman in Washington jesterday,
I nj for a wonder tho weather was tolerably
pleasant. Tho stre.it venders, with their
j cen badges for sale, were out early. They
reaped a rich harvest. Every Irishman who
r.pjcaicd on the afreets had something i rom
inir.tly pinned on him, toindieato that he had
a -v cry high respect for tho great saint who
succeeded in running all of the snakes out of
The cable car3 going toward the parks
and suburban towns wcro crowded all tho
j rains. TueJtish ladies, with their ehil
dr n, exchajg&d1isltswith their neighbors;
th'i .young ladlej wore green dresses, and
K3ie.of the maa visited the i-aloons much
oftener than Luther Benson would have ad-vis-d
if ha had had a sny In tho matter. But
rvrrvbody kept in a good humor. Some of
the Vrav, ny sous of Erin's Isle wore pieces of
Baamrock in their hats big encngh for homc-Ui.-.
Jo fly brushes.
Tin r was so much green floating promis
c .ojsly around tfcnt some of the birds in the
Cii'dtol grounds thought that spring had
Lursted forth and they commenced to sing.
Tl y soon discovered their mistake and
There were services at St. Patrick's church
In he morning. The niusio was excellent,
nul tho high mass, celebrated by Rev, J.
Walter, was impressive. Rev. John Delaney,
of Ho y Name church, and Itev. J. It. Mnt
th ws. of St. Cyprian church, assisted. Itev.
J. r. MeKee was tho master of ceremonies,
nal tho Kev. rather McCarthy, of the Society
of Jcsi.h. of St. Aloysius' church, deliv ered a
boimtlfal eulogy of tho immortal saint.
Tl tre were partlts and banquets given by
tho vurici lr.c a organizations last night.
SM,-5d Their "Pinafore" Memories.
at. uud Mrs. Frank T. Howo, of Brookland,
'. C., gavo a solreo do magiquo Friday
night la honor of thoso who participated in
tin juvenile "Pinafore." Brookland Hall
was pre-empted for the event, and was filled
with nn nudience of young people, accom
panied by their sisters, their cousins nnd their
Prof. George II, Prny, tho magician, pro
Tided a clever entertainment of quickly dis-
Miss Marie Howe, who was tno josopnino,
and Master Sperry, the Captain in the late
"Pinafore" troupe, acted as assistants to the
master of magie.
Dr. Howo mado a few pleasant remarks, In
which ho told of tho reason of the entertain
ment, and complimented the children and
their instructors on the creditable work done
In tho recent performances. Miss Marie
Howo recited Burdette's "Tho Little Hatchet,"
and, in response to an encore. Whitcomb
Riley's "Trco Frog." Sho did them with an
ease and ability far in advance of her years.
Then the little "Pinafore" people took the
stage and rendered two choruses. They were
chaporoned by Mrs. A. T. Childs and Miss
Dingman, nnd accompanied by ilr. Hoover,
tno pianist-
Threo selections were rendered by three
members of tho Imperial banjo quartetto.
Messrs. Clements, Collins and McCauley. All
tho children of Brookland and for miles
around were in attendance, and at frequent
intervals they broke out in wild shouts and
energetic laughter.
She Has No Doubt that the Polar Explorer
Will Return in Safety.
Out on tho deep, bluo bosom of the broad
Atlantic the good ship Britannia is breasting
tho waves and beating her way to the shores
of Old England; nnd pacing her snowy decks
aro .the four intrepid Americans who started
out to carry their flag into tho icy loneliness
of tho vast northern desolation. They ore
Walter Wellman, tho veteran newspaper cor
respondent, and threo friends, who will ac
company him on his perilous tour, all full of
Yankee conlldence, pluck, and energy.
Up in a pretty, warm home-nest in a flat in
town are tho wife nnd children of tho Arctic
explorer; and the dally routing goes on un
disturbed by the dangers which threaten tho
head of tho hou-ehold. There are several
small rooms, all sweetly and neatly furnlshud
in a woman's tasteful way with pretty orna
ments, photographs of the husband and the
children, and books on Arctlo tra el. Inn
cozy eorner is Walter Wrllman's desk, full of
literary litter, nnd scattered about aro boots
and maps of the poleand volumes of northern
Mrs. Wellman is n slight woman, with blondo
hair, blue eyes and easy manners. Tho warm,
bright room looks -very homo like, and the
childrens nrattlo seems liko music till the vis
itor thinks of the ono who has !oft it all per
hnijs forever.
Mrs. Wellman is very retiring, but sho loves
to talk of her husband.
"It has been about a year sinco Mr. Well
man first thought of this plin," sho said the
other day, "nnd ever since then helms been
reading books on polar expeditions and de
voting his entlro time to tho subject I have
no fears for his safety. His conlldence in tho
plan preve- ts our entertaining such a thought,
lie is so full of this absolute reliance on him
self that wo cannot but feel an equal con
fidence. Mr. Wellman will go direct to Lon
don and there lay iu a good supply of cloth
ing and food stores for the trip. The larder
will bo well supplied with canned goods and
soup powders. Trom Loudon the supplies
will be shipped to Norway, nnd there ten
6trong, young Norwegians will join him. Mr.
Wellman has chartered a whaling vessel, and
from Tromsoe. a town in the north of Nor
way, he will sail with his entire party on the
first of May for Spitsbergen.
' He has with him six sleds nnd three boats
built of aluminum. These last were made in
Baltimore, and are long enough to carry the
men over the reaches of water that they may
encounter In crossing the ico packs. They
have a species of runner underneath which
enables them to bo pulled easily by two men.
The boats are made with water-tight bulk
heads, nnd are therefore practically unslnk
nble. Tho sleds will bo used for carrying
stores, and are also made of aluminum and
are water-tight, so they can Coat In tho rear
of tho boats."
"But have. vou no fear that Mr. Wellman
will meet the "fate that has befallen so many
Arctic explorers.'" was asked.
"Oh. no. not tho least." sho answered.
"Tho steamer takes a big load of provisions
to Spitzbergen. which will be the base of sup
plies. From this point they will set out over
the vast icefield and travel north for about
fifty dnvs. Of course this will bo difficult, as
tho surface of the ico is rough, upheaved in
masses as big a3 a bouse and full of pits of
soft snow. Forty dogs will bo taken along to
pull thti sledges.
"When the party has been out on the ico
twenty-live dajo, a pnit of the men will bo
sent hick to Sp.tzbergen v.th dispatches; so
I shall hear from my husband once before he
returns. 3Ir. Wellman nod the trJ will con
tinue North fortvventv-flvedays longer. They
hope to pienotrate further toward tho pole
than any men havo over gone. Before Mr.
Wellman left, tho Press Club presented him
with a pretty silk flag, saying that he was to
"tlo it on tho North Pole." I am making a
flag for hi o) now. which will bo the "expedi
tion flag," and this one he will bring home.
Tho other he will leave at the furthered point
North that ho reaches. By this time It will bo
the middle of July and the party will set out
on their return, reaching Spitzbergen the first
of October, or by November at least. In this
month all whaling ships leave Spitzbergen, so
as to clear before the Ice prevents them. But
even should they winter there. It will not be
an unpleasant experience, for this being the
base of supplies, they will cave a comfortable
time during the lang'Arctie Winter. Of coutse.
the following Spring would seo him home. I
hope, how ev er, that he will be in Washington
beloro next Christmas."
Mrs. Wellman evidently has no dreads.
Her five little girls are as gay nnd full of hap
piness as if their father had only gone to his
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Bill Not Yet Perfected ia Committee, but
to beKcrortcdTucsdaj.
If tho present programme remains un
changed the tariff till will bo reported to the
Senate Monday, the 2d of April. After tho
full committee adjourned vesterday at 4 p. m.
tlio Democratic raemlcrs held a consultation.
Secretary Carlisle also being present, for the
fiurposo of dociding upjon what changes they
w ould recommend. They dev oted tho greater
part of the timo to tho sugar schedule, which
question has been reopened, nnd n further
change Is not unlikely. Determination of this
was postponed until Monday morning, when
thoDemoTatic mcmlcrs will decide dctlmtely
beforo reporting to tho fall committer.
ine wuissy tax has not been changed, nor
has tho incotnc tax, nor tlio coal tax or Iron
ore duty, butthero have been several small
ch-inges in other schedules.
Tho protest made by Senator Gorman In his
speech the other day a,'a!ast tho passago of
anv bill which would leave a large deficit
will it i3undcr3tood have considerable weight,
though Senator Hill's objections to tho Income
tax aro said not to bate 'great weight with
thcJSouthern Senators. Tight on this issuo
w ill probably bo reserved until the bill reaches
tlio benate uoor.
Cnion for Practical Progress.
Tlio members of "The Union for Practical
Progress" feel much gratllled over the good
work already aecomplishcjl hero In tho short
time of Its existence. Tlio most prominent
ministers of tho city have expressed the fullest
sympathy and promised tho heartiest eo-oper-ntlon
in the movement. Rev. Byron Sunder
land. Rev. Green Clay Saiitb aud Rev. Alex.
Kent spoke to large audiences last Sunday on
the "Sweuting System." Many other minis
ters W'-'uld have unitod .n a similar service
had not previouslv-arraaged programmes
prevented. Tho next topic for simultaneous
discourse will bo the tenement houso system,
when hundreds of ministers in our largest
cities will ralso their voices at the same hour
against its unwholesome and degrading in
fluences. Cnrroll Institute Won at Pool.
Some forty members of the Catholic Club
of Baltimore accompanied their team ot five
pool players to this city last evening and
witnessed the defeat of their team by the
Carroll Institute players. Tho contest was
the first of a scries between representatives
of tho two organizatlons.fand consisted of
threo frames being plajed by each rlayer,
Carroll Instituto winning by a team, total of
113 to 91. Tho individual scores woroi Car
roll Institute Livinsston, 22; Cox, 28; How
"! 25; Oliver. 20; Reilly. 18; total, 118.
Catholij Club-Spencer, SO; Reilly. 12; Cook,
1C; Stoddard, 21; Morgan22; total, 91. After
tho contest tho visitors were entertained ct
Osborne i. Hobau's restaurant-
Kindly show this oantr to a lady.
"The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" and
"tbe New Magdalene."
Mrs. Kendal's Paula Contrasted With Mn.
Campbell's Creation of the Character in
London lime. Bhea'i Magdalene Here
tail Week -Strong Attractions at the Va
rious Theaters.
Mr. Richard Harding Davis says that ho
was a witness of tho performance of "The
Second Mrs. Tanqueray" in London, when
Mrs. Campbell played the part of Paula. Ho
finds that, according to her impersonation,
.Mr. Plnero wa3 entirely justified in having
created tho part and tho drama. Mr. Davis
snjs these things in Harpers Weekly with
the assuranco that ho is telling tho whole
truth and nothing but tho truth, and his arti
clo ha3 an air of finality with rogard to Mrs.
Campbell's impersonation being tho correct
one, and Mrs. Kendall's being entirely wrong.
Mr. Davis savs that Paula In Mrs. Camp
bell's hands is a frivolity, loving, light
nntured creature agreeable in a surface way
becauso sho has no po4tivo qualities, but
almost devoid of moral sense. Her past ro
morkablo lapses are moro or less accidental,
and she can hardly bo censued for them.
When thl3 Paula awakens unrcally and finds
herself instinctively lonthod by her daughter
and her husband, there is in reality that inter
esting psychical problem that Mrs. Kendall
seems to believe that she presents. If such a
woman as Mrs. Campbell presents, Urst with
out any moral nature, afterward with the
acuto sense that sees all her former turpi
tude and understands it. can exist in reality,
her situation would undoubtedly be interest
ing, oven touching.
But this Is not Mrs. Kendall's Paula. There
is no depth that this hideously experienced
may not have fallen to and delighted
in, and we cannot fully believ o in her repent
ance or sympathize with her almost impossi
ble lofty aspirations. Wo may pity her for
her wretchedness, to bo sure, but it is a kind
of pity that is tilled with ungovernable dis
gust. Aside from the Kendalls' Interpretation of
the play, it seems to mo that Pincro himself
has been needlessly and purposelessly offens
ive nnd broad in his situations and dialogues.
What possible end can such prurienco serve?
Why do we need to seo these nasty things? At
11 o'clock are we better or moro wise or have
we any deeper artistic perception than at 8?
I think not.
"The wages of sin is death." Thnt Is tho
sum of it all That Is the moral that is rub
bed in so ardently and persistently from cur
tain to curtalu with especial and unctious
stress on tho sin. And wo havo this moral
thrust on us so unavoidably off tho stage, it is
so tnte, it Is so little to be lost sight of that
we might have been spared its reiteration.
Whether we can forgive Mrs. Kendall or
not for giving us the worst possible interpre
tation of her part In a play that in itself Is so
questionable we must at least nckLowledge
the strong and picturesque personality, her
consummate ability in expressing tho slight
est snades of feeling, her humor, her many
other characteristic excellencies. In all the
strongT parts of Mrs. Kendall's art slii" sur
passes herself In "The Second Mrs. Tanque
ray." Tho question is Inexplicabloto mo why
a woman so capable of exquisite delicacy of
interpretation should have concicvcd Paula
to be such a vulgar, sophisticated, coarsely
self sufficient, violent, sensual character.
Curiously enough Madame Ilhca's new play
this week. "Tho New Magdalene," an original
ndaption from Wilko Collins' novel, is a study
also of the career of a woman with a part
who is trying to reform and whose past
hnunt3 her present. To ono who has wit
nessed Mrs. Kendal's portrayal and Madamo
Rhea's a comparison is unavoidable. '3Iad
lunn Rhea's reformed woman is tho nb-oluto
antithesis cf the second Mrs. Tanqueray.
Mrs. Kendal uses all the subtlety of her art
to create in us, iieih ips, the bitterest loathing
w e ev er felt for n woman. It is a torture to
watch her groveling repentanco and her vul
gar burstsof mission. Madame Rhea's pluyis
not a flu do Steele analysis of filth. Itisau
old school romantic drama with a powerful
plot, and the intention is by every means to
elicit "yrapathy for the "New Magdal'ne."
Rhea uss herovvn beauty and her matchless
power of pathos to make the character as ex
cellent as she can. And yet tho truth that
Mrs. Kendal s plctuie of degra latlon can do
no more than show that the result ot sin is
misery w just as evident in Rhea's conception.
Mrs. Kendal says in one place: "I am sleek,
well-housed, never without a bone to gnaw,
jover without n bed of iresh straw," or words
to that effect in describing her condition of
material good fortune. Some one answers
fltlv; "I congratulate joa on jour kennel."
Now, this is nauseating. Perhaps it is pow
erful In its naus-ating effect, but there are a
great many who dispute its right to be called
art. If ono stnjs through tho four acts of
"Tho Second Mrs. Tanqueray" ho leaves with
an overpowering sense of Mr. Kendal's skill
and Mrs. Tnnqueray's utterly futile struggles.
"I should think 'The New Ma;daleno"
will bo Madamo Rhea's leading play. There
can bo no doubt of its beauty and its strength.
I bnd u few moments conversation with
3Iudnme Rhea v e'terday. She told mo what
no one can doubt who witnesses her rendi
tions, that lies theory is that art should have
for its aim tho beautiful rather than the
teaching of leS0LS. Every on- of her char
asterizatious Is magically drn.vn in every lino
with this end always in view. In tne 'New
Magdalene' a woman who has be-en ruined
and who has recntcd finds it way. appar
ently safe, apparently harmless, of taking up
a new li'o in tlio character of a woman whom
sho thinks dead. The dead woman comes to
life and finds tho Mngdalcnc filling her place.
Madamo Rhea has ended her pi ly differently
from tlio novel or from any of the other-stage
versions. Tho man who heljs tho fallen
womi'n to make restitution asks her to marry
him. Shu refuses, because she knows that
such a marrHgH would bo a failure, and tho
piny ends.
"I cannot think," Madame Rhea -ajs. with
her delightfully piquant accent, "that I am
wrcng in striving to make this woman's
character beautiful." H. C. B.
Bostoninns Will Present Kobin Hood and
'Sinbatt" V, ill Pc Another Attraction.
The Rostoninn3 come for tneir Washington
engagement this week at the New National,
which means that we are to have ono of the
musical treats of tho season. Tho Bostcnians )
II not the first havo alwavs been regarded as
among the best comic opera companies in tho
country, and it is certuin from the names of
tho leading people that thev ure .is strong as
Jessie Bartlett Davis, Bertha Waltzinger,
JIargaret Reid, Lucille Saunders, Menu
Cleary, and Josephine Bartlett are among tbe
priucipal ladles. U. C. Bnrnabee. W. H.
3IacDonald, Edwin W. HofT, Charles Bassett,
Edgar Temple, Eugeno Cowles, George
Frothoringham. William Howlaud. Albdt
McOuckcu, and Teter Lang are the men.
Most of theso are known in Washington, and
some of them are well-establisbod favorites.
"Robin Hood" Is the opera of nearly the
whole engagement. It is so well known as
not to need comment. Tho new romantic
comedy opera, "Tho Ogaljallas," will be
given Saturday. It is American in plot, the
Ogallallas being n band of Indians, nnd is
written by two American authors. Henry
Waller has composed for it some startling
and original music, which has attracted at
tention in other ctiies. The unique role of an
Indian chief, taken byW. H. McDonal, is
made after Fenimore Cooper's character.
On Friday night, another novelty to Wash
ington, "The Maid of Plymouth," will bo
given. As its name slgnifles it is also nn
American opera, and is by Thomas Peorsall
Thoruo and Clay 3L Grecno.
The irrepressible, irresistible "Peck's Bad
Boy" gee through his antics this week at
Harris' theater. His wonderful faculty for
getting other people into trouble and then
laughing nt them always induces every one
who watches him to uncontrollable merri
irent too, nnd his antics do not grow stale.
With the Bad Boy this year, Billy Williams,
are Miss Mario Xeicester, W. J. Clark. Miss
Ella A.Tbibauli,JohnBuokland,Dot Karroli,
Zeph Gondreault, J. E. Butler and Tot 'Wil
liams.. Several of these people ore excellent
singers, and the bill is filled with bright
It is said of the spectacular extravaganza.
"Sinbad." which comes to Albaugh's Grand
Opera House this week, from Its last summer's
homo and its birthplace, tbo Chicago Opera
House, that It is the raojt spectacular and the
most extravagant that David Henderson has
over craated for that famous home of spec
tacle. There is a magnificent ballet.a gorgeous
panorama, and a great spectacular procession
of nations. There is u strong cast, including
narry Norman, Louise Royce, Miss Franklo
Raymond; there aro doncershere Is music,
there Is seen sry painted by Frederic Danger
Held, nnd there are costumes by Mr. Howell
Russell, the designer for Drury Lnno and the
Empire Theatres, London. "Sinbad" has
been received in tho few cities that it has vis
ited since leaving Chicago with great enthusi
asm and strong praise from tho newspapers.
Theatrical Benefit To-Night.
A benefit for the theatrical mechanics will
bo given to-night at tho National Theater by
a host of Washington theatrical and musical
p?cple. The theatrical mechanics nro n popu
lar crowd with tho people who act, nnd it is
expected that thero will be a large and en
thusiastic attendance.
Theatrical Notes.
"Tho Girl I Left Behind Mo" has gone to
Alexnndcr SalvinI is rehearsing "Tho Fool's
Sardou is going to write a new play for
Sarah Bernhardt for next season.
Estello Clayton has just finished writing a
comio opera entitled "Tho Viking."
Magglo Cllno is singing ono of Willard Hol
combo's songs at Tony Pastor's in New York.
Anua Robinson effectively takes tho part
lately flllpd by Miss MIskel in "A Temperanco
Crane, who comes next week, will probably
for next season revive "The Merry Wives of
A one-act pieco by Howells, entitled "Bride
Roses," was acted at Daly's Thcatro, Now
York, for charity last week.
Julia Marlowe will probably revive "The
School for Scandal" next year. She will
spend the Summer in Europe.
Paderowskl lias completed an opera which
has been played before somo of tho London
PnderowskI has completed an opera which
critics. It is said that they are wildly en-
tnuslastic over ft.
Splendid Music and a Largo Attendance
The Programme for To-.Morrovv Evening.
Tbe Washington Light Infantry Armory
was the scene of activity and pleasure last
evening. The attendance was large and the
various booths wero well patronized. The or
chestra was underthe leadcrshipof Prof. John
Schroeder, who with his assistants, William
Tnlerbach, violinist; Frank Baptlsta, clarion
etlst; C. Compagna, cornetist. and Henry
Nleumnnn, oass, delighted the largo audience
with their superior music. But the ieature of
tho evening was the rendition of the song ot
tho "Old Guard," written by Thomas Coher,
and dedicated by its talented author to tbe Old
Tho remarkable museum, wtich all visitors
to tbo fair should see. is under tho personal
management of tho following Indies: Mrs.
Calver, chairman; Mrs. Mary Moore, assistant
chairman; Mr. Charles Patton, treasurer; Miss
C. M. Shinn, Mrs. Addio Perkins, Mrs. Phil
lip F. O'Bryan. Mrs. 31. A. Lamb, 3Iiss Edith
O'Brjan, and 3Iiss AddieO'Brjnn.
On Monday evening the fair will have new
nttrartions and will bo visited by the National
Rifles. Ordway Rifles and Encampment No.
C9, U. V. L., and tho Legion o' Loyal
Women Tho muslo will bo furnished by the
Fourth Artillery band.
At 9 o'clock on 3Ionday evening fancy
drnclng will bo given by tho pupils of 3Ilss
Starkey. General dancing will be indulged
in by tho young folks iu attendance from 10
o'clock to 11:30.
All who ba e attended it express the high
est appreciation of It management and its
Don't bo afraid to talk about THETI.MES.
It is the people's papcr.it is everybodj's
paper. It is jour paper.
Visiting Oralors Defeat the Home Club Be.
fore a Large Audience.
An Interesting and spirited debate occurred
last evening between tho American Clu'j of
Brooklyn and tho Young 3Ien's Christian As
sociation at tbo association building on New
York nvenue. The question for discussion
was "Resolved, that independence In politics
is preferable to party affiliation," and was en
tered alter prayer by tbo president. 3Ir. Ed
ward W. Do Knight, and appreciated by a
largo gathering.
Tne speakers In thonfflrmatlvo were Mr.
Fred E. Tasker, 3Ir. William P. Freeman, and
Mr. L. Cabell Williamson, of the Y. 31. O. A.,
and In support of the negative were 3Ir. Hugh
Roberts, Mr. John 31. Ward, aad Mr. William
A. Clouticr, of tho Brooklyn club.
After a close contest of fifteen-minute
speeches tbe decision was rendered by 3Ir.
Justice Brown, of tho United States Supreme
Court, in favor of the Brooklyn clal. His
announcement was met with a hearty burst
of applause A vote of thanks was tendered
both Justice Brown an J tho vi-iting debafrs.
wbo were supported by a large representation
from their city, for tLcir presence.
Pantry and Kitchen.
Cream boiled makes tho coffco richer and
docs not chill it.
In beating whites of eggs for me ringu or
frosting do not add the sugar urtil the egg is
If ten be ground like coffee or crushed im
mediately beforo hot water is poured upon it,
it will jield nearly double the amount of its
exhilarating qualities.
Alwajs keep a jar of cracker dust on hand
for breading, or elso save up all pieces of brea 1
and once a month dry thein in an own oven,
then place them In a lag and pound until fine.
To cut Iresh bread so that it maybe pr sjLt
able vv hen served, heat tho blnao of the brend
kulfc bv laving llrst one sido and then tho
other a toss tho hot stove.
Almost anv thing mado with baking powder
can bo raised quite as v.vll vith sour milk or
buttermilk and soda, allowing one even tea
spoonful of soda to each p"nt of milk.
Don't tc afraid to talk about THE TIMES.
It Is the people's paper, it is cvcrjbodj'i
papsr.it is jour paper.
White House Crank Again.
Samuel H. Smith addressed tho followlrg
plea to tho President esterday and delivered
it in person at tho Whtto Hous3:
"you kindness will please to let jour hum
ble petitioner havo 51,10 to get soraethlcgto
eat and to go home. Yours, very risspoct
fullv' and most humble servant,
'Sasi'i. H. Smith."
An officer convejed tho iran to the Third
precinct station-house and locked him up.
Troy Election Riot Inquest.
Tboy, N. Y., 3Iarch 17. Up to the close of
the inquest here to-night in the murder of
Robert Ross on election day, four persons
havo positively identified ,'Bat" Shea as the
man who llred the shot that killed.
Congressmen Who Wore Shamrocks.
The patriotic sons of Ireland who aro mem
bers of the House of Representatives appeared
yesterday with the beloved shamrock in their
buttonholes. A sprinkle of spring vernal
colors varied the usual monotony of the ap
pearance of the lawmakers on the legislative
B, H. Groghan's board and livery stable, on
Commonwealth avenue, Brighton, 3Iass.. was
destroycii by lire last night. Twenty-seven
horses were burned to death. Loss, 525,000
Ifco Weir, the "Belfast Spider," and Arthur
Griffith, better known as "Young Griff,"
boxed two hot rounds at Chicago last night,
when the contest was stopped by the police.
Griffith had rather tho best of it.
James Robinson, who was scalded by a
boiler explosion on the torpedo station launch
Wave, died yesterday at Newport, R. L Mc
Cool and Hamev, the others scalded, are in
the hospital. Harney's death is expected at,
any moment.
Odd Fellows;
Good Fellows.
On Thursday evening next Tnkoma Lodge,
Ko. 24, which, sinco its lodge room contain
ing all the paraphernalia and effects was de
stroyed by Are, has been meeting in the hall
of Metropolis Lodge, No. 16, will meet at
Brlghtwood, at 7.30 P. M., In Moses' Hall, at
which place It will continue to meet until
quarters ore provided at Takoma. Notwith
standing this young lodge was unfortunato
in losing a valuable set of paraphernalia, its
members are alive with energy and enterprise,
and when their new boll project is completed
at Takoma Park it will be an edifice worthy
of the lodge and a valuable addition to that
thrifty village.
Tuesday evening, the 13th, Grand Conduc
tor Davidson, accompanied by Past-Grand
Frank Walker, Vice Grand J. H. Klerhans,
and George A, Crawford of Harmony Lodge,
visited Langdon Lodgo, No. 2G, and assisted
in conferring the first, second and third de
grees on two applicants. They report as hav
ing spent a very pleasant ovening with tho
Langdon brethren.
Ruth (Reboknh degree) Lodgo, No. 2, will
meet next Tuesday evening, and expect to
havo work.
Central Lodgo conferral tho second degree
last week and tho thlrd.thls.
Brookland Lodgo, No. 23, is making prep
arations for tbo visitation of tho Grand Lodgo
officers on Monday evening next. A good
turn out is expected, and a pleasant time Is
sure to follow. Tho meeting, wo understand,
will be an open one. Addresses will bo deliv
ered by Grand Representative F. A. Stler, of
this jurisdiction, and Grand Representative
Hon. J. C. Maguiro, of California. Tho fra
ternity generally Is invited to bo present.
Langdon Lodgo, No. 26, will confer tho
initiatory degree next Tuesday evening.
Harmony Lodgo, No. 9, worked tho second
degree on Monday evening, nt the conclusion
of which they proceeded in a body to Union
i.ouge, no. ii, anu participated in tne visita
i tlon ceremonies and postponed their degree
' team meeting for the following Thursday eve-
ning. so as to visit Salem Lodgeon that night,
at wnicn tnej- wcro present, Deing tne occa
sion of the Grand Lodge visitation.
The first of tho present series of Grand
Lodge visitations occurred on 3Ionday even
ing lost, on which occasion Union Lodgo, No.
11, was visited. Tho spacious room was well
filled by an Interested assembly. After the
degree of Truth had been conferred in the
excellent manner for which that Lodge i3
deservedly famous, a smoker followed, at tho
conclusion of which was the following:
Solo, Past Grand William J. Palmer, "How
to Cook dat 'Possum." recitation, "Truth,"
by Post Grand Master n. C. Hazard; address,
by Hon. James A. D. Richards, 31. C; song.
"Old Black Joe," by Past Grand John 31c
Kenzie; solo, "I'll Bo True," by Past Grand
William J. Palmer; recitation. "Wrestling
Jacob." bj- Tast Grand JIaster II. C. Hazard.
Past Grand James E. Hutchinson, in a speech
noted for its brevity and eloquence, presented
Orator Richards with a very handsome floral
tribute on the part of the lodge, to which the
recipient, wbo had previously made a very
eloquent nddrcss, made an appropriate re
sponse. Past Grand 3Iaster 11. C. Hazard,
also in behalf of the lodge, presented in well
chosen words a similar tribute to Grand
Master John H. Wood, to which ho responded
in fitting terms. A large delegation was pres
ent from Harmony Lodgo No. 9. The meet
ing was ono of marked interest throughout.
Tho visitations which occur during the
coming week are; Brookland Lodge. No. 25,
3Ionday evening, 3Iarch 19; JietropoILs
Lodge, No. 16. Friday evening, 3IaTCh 23.
Both will bo Interesting occasions, and
should insure a large attendance. Let the
fraternity generally bo present.
The ensuing grand lodge gathering at Al
exandria, Va., will be fraught ttith much in
terest. Zachary T. Coson, a highly esteemed mem
ber of Beacon Lodcc. No. 15. started for Hel
ena. 3Iont., on Thursday evening last, whither
he has gone to engage in the practice of his
legal profession.
At the meeting of Metropolis Lodge, No. 1C,
held 3Iarch 9. tho following visitors were pres
ent: Edgar A. Brooke, Illdgely Lodge. No 10,
Butte City. 3Iont.: Win. B. Colo. Eden Lodge.
No. 34, Wilmington, Del. The first degree was
conferred on two candidates In tho usual im
pressive manner.
Takoma Lodge, No. 24, conferred tho initia
tory degree on ono candidate on Friday even-
The grand lodgo officers officially vis.ted
Salem Lodge, No. 22, on Thursday eveaiag
last and witnessed the rendition of the Initia
tory degree, which was put upon tho floor in
a manner highly cruditnble nnd that would
compare favorably with any of the work done
in tn:s jurisdiction, mere was a largo at
tendance of members representing most ot
the lodges in the jurisdiction, nnd much In
terest was manifested in the entire proceed
ings. Addresses were mado by lirand Mas
ter Wood and Grand Representative Stier.
This lodge Is in a very flourishing condition.
Brother Joseph E. Dement, of Metropolis
Lodge, No. 1C, who suffered nn injury
to his c)e nt the Navy Yard on
February 11, will, we regret to say.
robably losj the sight of it. Brother
crgevin. of tbo same lodge, is still laid up
with rheumatism.
On the occasion of the grand visitation to
3Ictropol!s Lodge, No. Hi, tho third degree
will bo conferred.
Past Grand Smith Paxson, of Covenant
Lodge, No. 114, of Philadelphia, who at pres
ent reside, at Charlton Ucignts, 3Id., has
been under the weather for several weeks.
Beacon Lodge. No. 15, will havo nn open
mectiag on the occasion of tho visitation of
the Gn.nd Lodge officers, April 23.
Tost Grand 3Its!er John II. Seiffert is one
of the f.iithful members of the order.
Af the session or Columb;nn Encamp
ment last Wednesday evening there was a
large attendance of members aud a number
of visitors froai other encampments and from
other jurisdictions, among them being Hon.
James A. D, Richards. 31. C, from Ohio. P. C.
P., and Tat. Cnrlstian I! 'am. of Covington.
Ky. By request of tno encampment the ofll
ceis of the Grand Encampment worked the
RovaiPurpljDegreoin a masterly und im
pressive manner on PatriarchsEbenezer Ellis,
Charles E. Lawrence. Joseph C. Rlngwaltand
William Stevens. This encampment is the
oldest in tho jurisdiction, and has a corps of
j oung, active workers, who are always on tho
alert to bring brethren into the fold. On ac
count of the lateness of tho hour speech
making was not indulged in.
Fred. D. Stuart Encampment, No. 7, vis
ited 3Iount Pleasant Lodge, No. 23. on
Wednesday evening, on which occasion a
pleasant and profitable time was had. Tho
new departure Instituted bj' this encamp
ment seems to bo meeting with popular favor,
and will, no doubt, result in many accessions
to its ranks, as it certainly deserves to. Noble
Grand Somervillo welcomed the encampment
In response to the address of Chief Patriarch
Ward. Addresses were made by Brother
Faulkner, Past Grand SlasterCrawshaw, Past
Grands Fltts and 3Iatthcws. nnd Vice Grand
Past Grand Chas. M. Heaton, ot South Bend
Lodge, No. 29, South Bend, Ind., but a Resi
dent of this city sinco 1SG1. attained his
eighty-ninth year on tho 7th instant', ne has
been n member of tho order for over forty
eight years, and at one time took a very
prominent part in the order in the State of In
diana. He has grown feeble by reason cf bis
r.gi, end for some time has not been able to be
oat of the house. A large circle of friends
cilld to see him on the anniversary of his
birthday to pay their respects and wishes for
many returns of the day Deing celebrated.
Tho sermon recently preached by Bev. T.
C. Easton, D. D before a large assemblage
of Odd Fellows in the Eastern Presbyterian
church, is neatly printed in pamphlet form,
and is being liberally circulated.
Grand Sire Campbell has sent a letter stat
ing that will be impossible for him to be pres
ent aad deliver the address on the occasion of
tho seventy-fifth anniversary celebration In
this city, on account ot bis having made an
engagement to bo present elsewhere at that
time. The program is, to have a parade
which will wind up at Convention Hall, where
"In Union
There Is
We're with Organized La
bor. We've always catered
especially to tne cultured
tastes of the laboring man,
and we enjoy a very large
share of their trade.
We are Live Clothiers! And
just now, when every one is
agitating in his mind the
question of SPRING
CLOTHES, we come to the
front with the latest and nob
biest styles fashion has de
See the $10, $12, $i4,$i6,
and $18 OVERCOATS for
$7.50. They have made a hit!
"People's Clothiers,"
311 Seventh St.,
(Between Pa Ave. and D St)
Big White Building.
nppropriato musical ana literary exercises
will be held. There will also be addresses by
Senators 31artin of Kansas and Allen of Ne
braska. 3Iembers of the order, as well as the
public, will be amply provided with seats.
Thero will be a promenade concert and hop
in tho evening, at which a nominal feo will be
charged. It has been decided to wear the
badges used at tbe Capitol centennial cele
bration in September. The celebrated mam
moth choir which sang at tho Moody and
Sankey meetings w ill sing on the occasion.
Past Grand C. W. Fitts, who is chairman of
tho joint relief committee, requests the sec
retaries of the different lodges who had charge
of the sale of tickets for the recent entertain
ment in the Seventh street hall, to pleaso im
mediately make returns, so that the commit
tee can finally settle up tne matter.
Past Grand J. E. Wright, tho popular and
efficient chief of the mineral division, General
Land Office, is a member of Baraboo Lodge,
No. 51, Wisconsin.
Tho pound party recently given under the
auspices of Covenant Lodge, No. 13, was a
pronounced success.
Tost Grand William Paul Brown, the oldest
memberol Union Lodge. No. 11. who has been
sick with pneumonia for several weeks post,
is improving.
3Ingenenu Encampment received an appli
cation for membership by deposit of card at
its last meeting.
Past Grand Master Crawshaw ha3 been ap
pointed manager for tbe Di-trict of Columbia
of the Covenant 3Iutual Benefit Association
of Illinois. He is located in rooms 42 and 43
3lcGill building, 903 and 914 G street north
west. Brothers E. Pendletou Parker, of
Beacon Lodge. No. 15; Charles W. Fitts, of
3Iount Pleasant Lodge. No. 23; W. P. White,
of Excelsior Lodge, and Jnmes F. Vermillion,
of 3Iount Pleasant Lodge, aro among the
solicitors representing it.
W. II. Kimball, of 3Iount Pleasant Lodge,
who is chief clerk of the National Museum,
has recovered from a recent attack of the
Baltimore C.ty Lodge. No. 57, recently cele
brated its forty-sixth anniversary.
Oriental Lodge, No. 19, was called together
on 3IonJr.y afternoon, the th instant, to at
tend the funeral of Brother Adam Bitter, an
old nnd respected member of that lodge, who
died on the 2d instant, aged SI years.
Among tho visitors to Beacon Lodge, No. 15,
on 3Ionday ev enlng tho 12th Inst., were Past
Grand E. C. Grumley, of Columbia Lodge, No.
10; Past Grand H. S. Barrel!, of 3Ietropolis
Lodge, No. JG; P. H. Leary, of Golden Rule
Lodge, No. 21; Albert Prince, of Mt. Pleasant,
No. 23, and Past Grand Bartlett, ot Golden
Rulo Lodgo, No. 21.
Late Arrests Last Night.
About 11 o'clock lost night a colored man
knocked down Annie Langley at tho corner
of Socnd and E streets 8. c, and stole her
pocketbook. The robber escaped. Miss
Langley lives at 174 North Carolina avenue.
About 12 o'clock 1 ast night Otto Thompson
nnd Frank Dixon had on altercation with
Thomas McNeill in a drug store on Pennsyl
vania avenue. Thompson struck McNeill
over the eye, whereupon 3IcNcill had them
both arrested. Thompson claims McNeill
struck him earlier in the evening while he was
held by a negro.j
Two colored men, Peter Jackson and
Charlie Johnson, were arrested last night In
Peach alley. The men claim to be from Vir
ginia, jnst across tne river, where tney are
emploj ed on a farm. Johnson is suspected otT
being tno jonn jeniuns wno Kinea tuuiam
Smith near Darestown, Montgomery county,
Md., and who escaped from tho deputy
Baltimore Collector of Customs.
Mr. Frank T. Shaw, ot Maryland, has mado
an application for tho position of collector of
customs at the port of Baltimore.
Kindly show this paper to your friend.
Partmet floors are cleaner, bealthterand pret
tier thin carpets. Call and seo samples, f '. A.
Jarvis .t Co., 612 Twslfih street portbvrnt
W, D. GL.RRK & GO.,
807-811 Market Space,
Are handing out large hunks
of comfort and joy at very low
The attention of tho Washington publlo is
Invited to the "Tidings of Spring" we ore
sending out in tho shape of Invitations to
visit our handsomo store. Easter is almost
here, and if you want to feel satisfied with
yourself, and tho world In general, call on us
and feast your eyes on the beautiful goods
we havo displayed and ascertain the ridicu
lously low price at which they ore offered.
Every bargain secured at Clark's i3 a
largo hunk of comfort and joy, for
a bargain secured thero means more
than one secured at another store. It means
that it will be something useful, beautiful and
durable. It means something that you will
always bo satisfied with. Wo are fortnnato
in having a buyer who has a faculty for se
lecting the prettiest and choicest bargains
that the market affords for as low a price as
other buyers pay for Inferior goods. We
were exceedingly fortunate in selecting our
Spring Dress Goods. They Include every
thing from thoso lovely Swivel Silks, the latest
Parisian novelty, In every style and color,
down to the line of Ginghams and Calicoes,
which are on hand In multitudinous
styles, and which ore offered for a
tnere trifle. Our display of light
Woolen Dres3 Goods was never larger or
moro varied, for thoy include all the latest
colors and styles. The above i3 but a mere
introduction to the million and one bargains
that aro to be obtained. We have accom
plished a wonderful feat, and, figuratively
speaking, have made the "punishment fit the
crime." We bought our goods in such a care
ful manner and In such quantities that you
would still be enabled to buy them In spite ot
the stringency In the money market. We are
offering goods to-day at one-half the prlco
they were offered for a year ago. Call on us
without delay and be convinced that the
abovo Is a fact. Don't purchase a yard of
goods until you see the beantie3 that await
you here.
W. D. Clark & Co.
807-811 Market Space.
wuii Doara; terms reasonaoie. 4is -a st. nvr.
lOI I brick house; a. m. L; lot 17xS0 to 12 ft
alley, S3JC0: 100 cash: tS5 month; 10 notes a
year; opeu Sunday. FRANK L. HANCOCK JS
CO., Cor. 13th and U sts. NE.
fTA' 13m ST. NE.; NEW 6-ROOM, BATH,
I JO a. m. 1, pressed-hrtck house, $3S00; 10O
cash, month: newly papered: reception
hall; flue finish: 10 notes a year; opn Sunday.
F1CANK L. HANCOCK i CO., Cor. 13th and G
sta. NE.
nno ism ST. SE.; NEW 6-ROOM brick
HO house; a. m. I; newly papered; near Lin
coln park; tine location: SLSiO; fcOO cash and $23
monthly. FttANK L. HANCOCK, owner, 12U G
order) on smnll monthly payments. L J.
BAKER OWNER, Langdon, D. a
terms; tweKe miles from town, half a mile
from station, school, postonlce, and stores; partly
covered with great shady oaks: healthy; good
water. Address LAUREL, this onco.
mald. or one to do general housework. Pleas
call at 210S N Y. ave nw.
. motor and threo tans for a ltMoot bedding;
In good order, at HOY'S Hotel, 8th and D sta. nw.
fixtures, body and Job type: complete Job
ofUcc; trade established. Apply at the offlce, 711
G st. nw.
Buy your Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Shirt,
1'ants., etc, from
1533 Eleventh street southeast,
And notice how much you save.
The public to know a good wholv
some lunch, the best In ths city,
is always ready at
935 D st nw.,near Toms office.
Real Estate, unencumbered . $10,000 00
Stocks and Bonds yT3J14 20
Bonds nnd Mortgages, first liens 1S3J0 00
Accrued Interest. 1,691 41
Cash in Banks and Omco... 81,396 C8
Cash In Acents' Hands 153,113 II
Bills RecelTablo 11,557 28
Due from Sundry Corporations 10,951 90
Total Assets. I. .$1,495,726 96
Outstanding Claims. $191,003 23
Re-Insurance Reserve 4et,59l 16
All other Liabilities 19,892 81
Total Liabilities G32,490 13
Surplus to Policy Holders 613,225 75
T. JANNEY BROWN, Resident Agent,
It 1003 F st. nw.
Who' Why oil those who have ever purchased
anything at tho Library Pharmacy. They sell
the finest chemicals, drugs, etc and the most
delicious soda water In the city. Their prescrip
tion department is presided of er by high gr&da
graduates of pharmacy.
S. W. Cor. Penn. Ave. and Second St. S. E.
Dr. J. V,'. HODGES, Prop. WlsniNOTOS, D. C.
Protest from the Federation.
Mr. Joseph K. Potter, secretary of the
Federation of Labor, has written a letter to
the District Commissioners. In his note Mr.
Potter says:
"I am directed to call your attention to tho
fact that tho contractor on the Thompson
school building is giving out tho work by
the piece, which is a direct violation of tho
law. If you desire this body to furnish proof'
wo will be glad to wait on you if you will
name the time."
TUE TIMES starts out on velvet.
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