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THE "VASmNGTOfigMES, SUNDAY, APElt '8, 1894.
Vcs Hustled anu Won a Game from
the Inung Bloods.
Uanager SchmolzWiU Setfin Monday to Flay
tho Beg 'ar Tt jx Aaiiit s Balance of
I'-- Playen d-.aer Contract Chailey Far
mi! Did Hot Work tho Wagn.ri.
In celeDrt'trn of yestc.-day's game being
Ihe flnr' one of the scries between the Kids
and Vtts the latter walked on" with tho honors
J.ist as easy at you please. Manage Schmelz
stated before tho game tba' ho had decided to,
open up Monday aitveoon with a now deal
by I 'ncing what will probably bo the regular
team b the field n inst a plowed nine com
posed of tho otner plovers. This decision is
la line wit". Tce Times' recommendation that
tha reguli- team should bo made up and the
men given practice in their permanent po i
tions. Tho manager has selected tne regulars
for Monday as McMahc- catcher; Petty,
pitcher; Cartwnght, Ward, and JojCO, base
men; Selbach, short; Abbey, left; Tebeau.
tentc., and Radfonl, right.
According to th manper thero mat bo
changes made in this teuu. as every man will
ha e to prove hinisel' ible to hold his own.
Bueh players as Hassamaer, Sullivan, Mulvey,
and shortstop McMabOj will bo given every
chance to s. ow by tneir wort their right to
occupy a regular "placi, and Manager Schmelz
Bays he will pl-y no favorites now or any
otticrtime. Ihe" selection of Selbach as short
will bo a surprise to many, but it i said this
player can ill! tho bill at short with tho same
facility that he has been lulling core of left
In yesterday's game Abbey loomed up as
the champion sprinter ot tho team, beat
ing out three infield hits, stealing three bases,
and scoring llvo runs. He wa3 weat on
ground balls, however, letting three go
through him. MeGuiro and Muhey had their
eye on the ball and batted for keeps. Esper
pitched fho innings and was touched up
pretty lively in tho first inning, but settled
- down afterwards. Stephens finished tho gamo
for the Vets and fooled tho Eids in great
Etyle. but one hit being made off him. He be
gan badly by flllingthebasos by his wildnes.
but then struck out "Itoanng Bill" Hassa
maer and following this with n double play,
participated in bv Sullivan and McMahon. re
tired the side without a run.
Black and Mercer did the twirling for the
Kids, the former making a poor showing. Ho
was badly rattled in the third inning, when
six lilts wcro made la succession oft his de
livery. In the fourth he also weakoned and
farced in n run by a baso on balls. Mercer
did better, but it was not the Kids day out
and "Scrappy" Joyco got satisfaction by
gently insinuating that Umpire Snyder wanted
the 'Vets to win. Stocksdalo lumbered around
second base and was fvrtuuato in escaping
any difficult chances. . The spectators wero
horrifleil to see Taul lladford drop a fly ball,
and Captain Prince was noticed to wipe away
what looked like a salt-water tear. Tho cap
tain afterward declared it was qnly a bluff
and not n real "all wool and a yard wide"
Joe Sullivan played short like ahouso aflro
nnd made two stops of hard hit grounders
which surprised the natives. Ho
also batted well, and his work in
the gamo is calculated to set
Gus Schmelz thinking as to tho advisability
of giving Joe the throw-down. McGuire
never played in better form, even if bo and
Stephens "did get mixed up at one time on
thetr code or signals. Joyco was in the gamo
from start to finish, and both batted and
fielded well. The gams was marked by some
good, hard hitting, as well as fair fielding,
and those who paid ndrnisslon had a run for
their money, while tho deadheads wero
minus a Lick. The score:
vets, it
Kadfcrd, rf 1
Abbev, cf 5
Jlcllabon, lb 3
Slocks Jale, 2b. 0
ilcGulre, c...... 2
Sullivan, ss 2
IulTey,3o 0
Esper, p. . 0
Wood, If S
Stephens, p 0
n. r.o.
1 5
3 i
2 6
Total 15
9 C
Ward. 2b
n. r.o. a.
1 1 4
2 1 5
Joyce, 3b 1
o-irtsiight, lb. 1
"1;&&aniaer, rf 1
Selbach, If 1
Tebeau, cf 0
Ducdalp, c. 1
?JcMahon, fs 0
Mack, p. 1
Mercer, p 0
1 8
0 4
2 4
1 0
Total 7 8 27 20 4
Vets. 11424120 013
Kids 4 2100000 07
Earned runs Vets, S: Kids, 3. Two-base hits
UcMahon, Wflod. and Sullivan. Three-boso
hits StocksdIBe, W ard, Selbach (2), Mulvey, and
McGuire. Double play Sullivan and McMahon.
First base on balls By Esper, 3; by Black, C;
by Mercer, 1; by Stephens. 2. nit by pitcher
By Black, 1; by Stephens, 3. First baso on
errors Vets, 3; Kids, 2 Left on bases Vols, 10;
Kids, 7. Struck out By Lsper, 3; by Stephens
S-, by Black, 2. Wild pitches Stephens, 2.
Stolen bases Abbey (3). McMahon, and Hassa
maer. Time of game 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Umpire Mr. Snyder.
rarrcll Made an Effort to Work the Wag
ners but railed.
Catcher Charley Farrell having purchased
a through ticket from Boston to Washington
made use of all of it by running over to this
city nnd remaining here yesterday longenough
to have a talk with Manager Schmelz. It
will be remembered that Farrell stopped over
in Sew York on his way to Washington nnd
had a satisfactory talk with the New York
club people. Eter sinco thedcal transferring
rnrrell to New York tho player, as well as tho
public, have labored under tho impression
that the Waihlngton club reeched tho
princely sum of 7,S00 as tho basis of tho
But Farrell was given to understand differ
ently by tho New York people, although tho
latter did not attempt to dissuade tho player
iu his purpose of coming here to demand a
piece of tho bonu? money; but they mado
things all right with Farrell, and if the latter
has not already signed with New York he will
do so on Mondav.
His visit here was for the purpose of trying
to get tho Wagners to pony up ?500 of tho
money they received for hi3 release, but ho
failed in his attempt, and was obliged to leavo
without securing even the price of his rail
road fare. It was somewhat of n bluff he tried
to work, as it is almost certain ho has come
to an agreement with New Y'ork.
Schmelz Declares Ills Position.
Manager Schmelz said last evening ho was
tired of tho attempts of tho New Y'ork Club
people to make him out n9 having treated
Farrcll badly and ho was willing, provided
tho league would consent, to call tho entire
leal off and return Fetty ajd McMahon to
New York, receiving back Farrcll and Meekin.
Ho considered tho Jew Y'ork people as acting
in nu unfair manner In egging Farrell on to
demand mono" from the Washington Club,
nnd said ho would take Farrell nnd Meekin
Iinck nnd give them the snm sain v they re
ceived last yenr. Its dollars to doughnuts,
however, that r.irrell and Meekin will bo
found this season with New Y'ork, as tho lat
ter hai already signed nnd the fo-Tner either
lia or will do so to-morrow.
Other Baseball Games.
Lor:sviLLK, April 7. No gamo to-day; rain.
NAsa-iiic, Tcnn., Apr.l 7. Detrcit, 7;
Nashville, 7. Nino inning. Gamo called on
account of darkness.
I'frrsacno, April 7. Pittsburg, 2; Sioux
Ujcixxati, April 7. Cincinnati, 5; Mil
waukee, 3.
K,-. Lows, April 7.-St, Louis, 18; Minno
nyolis, 1. '
Snow Saved the Brooklyn's.
New YorK, April 7. Ti- nme at Eastern
TarJc. Brook'yn, between the Brt-,klyns and
t ho Fi-ine-ton nine to-day w-i played under
.tifT.cult.'es. The snow came v.own" so thick
nntfni-rot litres that it was almost im
poesIHo to see tho ball. At "o end of
tie fl.th inning the college niae asked tho
utap re to call the game, but it seema thero is
no ruie framed whereby a game can bo called
on account of snow, so tbo official refused.
This seved tho Brooklyns from defeat, as they
scored four runs in thj sixth. Score:
Brooklyn...., 2
0 0 S 1 49
0 0 4 8 07
Gcorgt.'-Jwn Coll-goTcara Easily Defeated
the Naval Cadets at Annapolis.
Av-napolis, Md., April 7. A large crOTd
saw Georg -"-own Cnlkge to-d.y defeat tha
Na;il Cn-otsina fine bi.iball ga.no. The
features wero G.--getown'. heavy battlag
and the pitching of Dov-I, wlio struck oat
f ourten men.
Georgetown. r 4000104 011
Ka-nlCaJets 0 00061000 0
ilasohlts G.-irgetown, 15; Cadets, 0. Errors
Georgetown, 4; Cadets, 2. llatterics George
town, Dowd and Uahono' , Cadets. Izard and
Tour-r. Earned r na Georgetown, 5; Cadets, 2.
Two-base hits Mahoney and Sullivan. Three
base hits Murphy, Ed. Mahonoy, and Izard.
Homo ni' -Salltvan. Double play Henry. First
base on balls By Dowd, 5; b; Izard, 5. Hit by
pitcher HarlOj 2, and Asserson. Struck out
liy Dowd, H; by Itard, 1. Stolen bases Harley
2, , Mahnney 2, Sullivan and Mahoney 1, Mc
Grath 2, jahcn 2, and Izard. Umpire Mccor
mick. a
Honors arc Easy.
New Haven, Conn., April 7. Tale again
tied the champion Boston nine in this after
noon gamo. In was only on an inexcusa
ble eiTor by Yalo's first baseman in tho last
half of the ninth inning that prevented Yale
from winning, i to 3. Tho Bostons fanned
the air seven times. Score: Yale, 4; Boston, 4.
Baseball Varieties.
CnABA.otTESviix.E, Ya., April 7. The Uni
versity of Vermont defeated tho University ot
Virginia to-day by a score of 12 to 4.
Winners at .Madison Track.
St. Locis, April 7. Weather cloudy and
attendance good nt Madison to-day. Track
good. Itcsults:
First raeo rivo and one-half furlongs. Fur
long won; J. II. Mc second, and Grey Forest
third. Tune,l:14&
Second race six furlongs. Postboy won;
Bushranger second, and Jennie 8. third. Time,
Third race Flvo furlongs. Safe Home won;
Stlllo second, and Jersey third. Time, ltibU.
Fourth raco Six furlongs. Joe Courtney won;
Little Nell second, and Grey Goose third. Time,
Fifth race Five and one-half furlongs. Jim
Head won; J. B. Freed second, and Acilojam
third. Time, 1:13.
Mxth raco Handicap; seven furlongs. Eloroy
won; Billy Sunderland second, and 1'ekln third.
Time, 133.
Entries for Monday:
First race Fifteen and one-half furlongs.
Tom Crouch, 106; King Solomon, 109; Judge
Thurman, 1H; Viola CM; Ben Lee, 114; Ghost
Dance. IOC: Ilevis. 109: Too lllch nnd Van Zont.
114 each; Cole Youngcr,91; Marge, 100, and Bush
ranger, 100.
Second race Five furlongs. Barker Harrison,
103; Jennie S.. 10?; I'cte, 103; Dan Meek. 110: Dan
Farrcll, 103; Capias, 110; Bonnie B., 110; Back
woods, 103; Capstone, 105, and Evelyn, 105.
Third race Five furlongs. Tuberose, 99; Deer
lodge. 9S; Sankey, 91; Control, 99; ltelndeer, 103;
Cactus Blossom, 107; Barthol, 105; Alt. -McGrogor,
10?; btraightforward, 107. and Post Boy, 109.
Fourth raco rive and one-half furlongs. San
Bias, 113: Little Fellow, Jr., 10S; J II Mp,9s; Dyer,
89; Bud Brooks, 107; Cant Tell. Ill; Acllolam, 113;
I'eralio. 115; Deceit, 103; False, 9G. and Sonoma
iioy, 1U3.
Fifth race Fivo furlongs. Bravourina, 93;
Florence Shanks, 101; A. O. IL, 112: Watch Me,
9s; Pat Tucker. 1ft); Jersey, 112; Wizard. 103;
Character, 101; Crab Cider, 107, and a M. C, 80.
Sixth race Selling. Six and a half furlongs.
Dencaster, Madden, Joe Courtney, Ocho, Uncle
John, Henry Jenkins, 110 each, and Wyoming,
Little Noll, Ldwin, and Green Bay, 103 each.
Winners at New Orleans.
New Obleans, La., April 7. Last day of
tho meeting.
First race Purse S230; selling; three-quarters
of a mile. King Craft, 2 to 1, won; Imp. Florry
Meyers second, and Bobby Burns third. Time,
Second race Puree, ISO: selling; one mile.
Judge 3lorrow,3 to 1, wen; Borcalis second, and
Captain Spencer third. Time, UHii-
Third race Purse, J230; handicap; flve-eighths
of a mile. Miss Clark. 6 to 1, won; Metropolis
second, and Palmetto Boy third. Time. 1.03,41
Fourth race Purse, (300. handicap; one and
one-eighth of a mile. Pomfort, 9 to 5. won: M lu
nesota Becocd, and Coronet third. Time, liS).
Filth race Purse, S250; three-quarters of a
mile. Jim Lee, 4 to 1, -non; Fatality second, and
Satinet third. Time, 1:1S4.
Sporting .Miscellany.
Georgetown nnd University of Pennsylvania
will play at Cnpitol Park tc-morrow nlternoon.
English yachtsmen are delighted at tho pros
pect of James Gordon Bennett taking the yacht
Vigilant over thero to race.
Tho Star Athletic Club will giro a nnmber of
boxing contests next Friday evening at Garrett
Park, on tho lino ot tho B. & O.
Coney Island Jockey Club has accepted tho
mips of the new racing association, and all is
harmony in New York raco circles.
Tho Linthicum students provided an enjoyable
entertainment for the big audienco at the Co
lumbia Athletic Club last evening.
Tho Washington Federation of Homing
Pigeons will givo a flight for old birds to-day
from Calverton, Va., to Washington, air-line
distance forty-four miles.
J. E. Macfarland played a consultation simul
taneous chess contest last evening against seven
boards, two strong players consulting at each
beard, at the Washington Chess Divan. 723
Ninth street.
Agent Woodson Reports that it was Tired
in Sclf-Dcfcnsc.
A full report of the trouble between the
Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians and tho cattle
men in Oklahoma was received nt the Bureau
of Indian Affairs yesterday from Capt. X. E.
Woodson, In chargo of the Indian agency.
It sets forth that Chief Hill acted in self
defense in killing W. S. Breeding, who had
first shot the chief. Capt. Woodson says that
the Indians-had not been disposed to mali
ciously injure any of tho white people, and that
ho is doing all in his power to encourage the
Indians to remain at home nnd work on their
allotments and to avoid friction with the
A courier who carried messages to Capt.
Wood-on from tho Upper Washita reported
that he had been intercepted by a company
of fifty or sixty whito men, who threatened
to kill him unless ho showed the letters he
was carrvine.
Chief Hill told tho circumstances of the
trouble and tho shooting of himself. The
majority of tho Washita Indians, according
to buperintendeut Segcr, of the Seger Indian
school at Seger, Oklahoma, whose report has
been forwtrded, are now awaiting the arrival
of beef and have stated that they Intend to
take no further action, but will leavo tho set
tlement of tho matter to tho goernment.
Piety and Politics in the South.
Mason A. Green in April Donahoe'a "
Tarmers all through the South go from sea
son to season without seeing a $10 bill. They
secure credit at 1 per cent, per month at the
store by giving a lien upon futuro crops, and
with this credit socuro seed and family sup
plies. Thero has long been a currency famine
in the South, and among the peoplo' silver is
generally preferred to paper money. In tho
Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas espe
cially, the irritation of tho people is assuming
threatening form politically.
Thoy come together in great numbers, open
tho meetings with prayer, and often remain
encamped for a week ut a time. This is one
of tho remarkable phases of this remarkable
epoch in our history. It sometimes happens
that In rural districts tho planters in the con
gregation of a Sunday will organize an out
door political meeting after the church servico,
call in tho minister to offer prayer, nnd spend
tho afternoon telling thestory of their poverty,
and visiting their wrath upon John Sheiaian
and Wall street. Tho reform press and orators
of tho South aro working squarely upon a
politico-religious basis.
Fire in this Quintette.
Mrs. Peter Hoycr. of Grand Island. Wis.
who trio i to kill herself by eating two boxes
of matches, has recovered sufficiently to
mako an operation.
A rider of wild bronchos for a Wild We '
show at Piatto, Neb., got angry nnd wanted
to wreck the office because a life insurance
man refused to take him as a risk.
A young lawyer, defo .ding a man wno had
refused to pay for a dos on tho ground that
tho animal was not a thoroughbred, let lo so
tho torrents of his eloquence in a Bancroft
Mich., courtroom. '
"I would hrtoto put a dollar on tho table
and leave you in tho room," was tho remark
of Alfred W. James to James Cellar at De
troit. Mieh. Now Collar is suing Jozies for
$5,000 for defamation of character.
A negro named Campbell, who lives near
Morenci. Mich., hoon't money enough to buy
uci, uuu ilia jauiu- nto ouuCTiiig wjm I.IO
cold, but when a jrhite man gave hir wife a
cord of wood Campbell assaulted tho bone
factor for paying too much attentirn to her,' '
Horsemen Are Ready with Their
Strings to Begin tat Season.
Borne Expected to Pa.s a Pool Sill To-morrow
Activity fiver the Elver in Making
Keady for Bat; Meetings Some of the
Stable! Already in tVU Vicinit?.
Members ot the exoiutlv committee of tho
Washington Joctey Club are hopeful that the
Houso will pea; a -ol bill per itlng book
making at the.Spring and Fall meetings, and
that such action will be tal-en to-morrow.
The Houso district Committee has such a bill
ready to report and tho jockey club peoplo aro
banking on its passage. If such is tho ca.o,
the bill will then go to the Senate, wh-re its
fate is. problematic!. As tho latter body
placed itself on record recon'ly by killing a
similar bill, the eh- nces aio that a good deal 0
missionary work will havo to be dono before
any success can bo hoped for. Senator Allen's
harsh words while offering his amerdment
striking out the privilege ot bookmak ng nt
the local tracks havo occasioned cofisiilerab'e
criticism among horsemen and others.
W. B. Jennings, Abo G-rson, G.M. Tomp
kins, and other owners who havo their stables
nt either Benntngor Ivy City take docld-l
exception to tho allegations maoo by tho Ne
braska solon that hardly ono race in ono hun
dred Is run on tha square. They pertinently
ask tho Senator his foundation for such a
charge, point to the acknowledged liberality
of horsemen to charity, and reicr to mer
chants and business" men generally as ia
dorsers of tho squareness of horsemen in tho
matter ot payment of bills. They also ad
anco tho argument that racing is an institu
tion, and a pool lawircvnils in overv state in
tho Union sa e in Connecticut and New Hamp
shire, while political complications have alone
shut out racing in New Jersey.
But perhaps one ot tho most interesting as
well as ingenious replies to tho general chargo
that racemen are blacklegs is tho invitation
to examine tho inmates of f-tate prisons, where
there will bo found many bankers, Sunday
school superintendents, and such other folks,
but nary a horseman.
Whether or no Congress permits racing in
tho District, it seems pretty well established
thero will bo plenty of sport provided for tho
peoplo of Washington just across tho river.
The Jones party have nlready begun work on
tho proposed course of the Grange Camp As
sociation of northern Virginia at tho south
end of tho Long Bridge, and they expect to
hao things in readiness to commence racing
about May 1. They state most positively that
no games of any sort will bo permitted on or
near the grouuds, and the intention is to run
a raco meeting pure and simple and provide
clean sport.
A steeplechase course is to be built on a
plan similar to tho course now being con
structed at Sbeepshend Bay. and horses will
have to be finished chasers to negotiate it.
The regular track will bo three-quarters of a
mllo, together with athree-eighths chute, from
which all races over six furlongs will bo
started. Work, is also going on at tho St.
Asaph track and the New York lessees will
run a meeting there.
Thero aro 173 horses auartercd at tho Ben
ning track, and most of tho flyers nro well
forward and about ready to race. W. P.
Burch has twenty-seven horses in his care,
nearly all owned by different parties. Several
of tho two-year-olds owned by O. A. Jones
have worked halves In Sl seconds and three
eighths in 37f seconds. Tho older horses nre
doing well. "William Jennings ha9 arrived
with sixteen, among them Roller. Mary Stone.
Ben Lomond, and some two and three year
olds. Tho older division have done miles in
Doc Street has ten in his string, including
Galilee, who never looked better in his life.
Ho has four two-year-olds, nnd one of thpse,
tho Salvator-Vandallte colt, is easily consid
ered" the best raco horse at the track. IL
Virginia Bradley has twenty-six, among tho
latter being Blitzcn nnd Virgle. They aro all
Bt to race. Walter B. Jennings has eleven of
his own and Ave belonging to friends. They
are iu good health and going miles in two
minutes. The two-year-olds have done halves
in 0.54.
Mort Jordan has Tom Tough, Doolittlo.'Dr.
Garnett. Our Maggie, Billy S., and others.
Billy S.Jtnd Dr. Garnett havo covered halves
in 0:52Jf. William Hendrie, of Canada, has
Versatile and seven others, all In shnpe. Car
ter C. Hall has fifteen, including Capt. Brown
nnd William T., doing five furlongs in 1:01,
whilo Sweet Alice Is credited with working
the same distance In 1:05. Enapp has gono a
milo in 1:17. D. Iliggins has Bel Demonio In
shape, she doing three-quarters in 1:19. There
aro many other good ones at tho track.
Not in several years havo so many or as
good n class of horses wintered nt tho Ivy
City course. Mr. Engemnn may not be ac
ceptable to the local courts, but'he has .done
everything possible to keep tho track in good
condition nnd mr.ko horsemen thoroughly
comfortable. In consequence thero has not
been, all told, a week during the entlro win
ter wncn tno tracK was unut ior tne norses to
do good work on. The flyers all show this
by their condition, nnd thoy nro about lit to
race. Tho most important lot hero are those
of J. B. Collins, under tho enro of Jack Golds
borough. That great little horso Sirocco
never looked better in his Hie. Addio has
'dono wonderfully well and will be a different
mare this Spring than she was last Fall.
Ituma. full brother of Huron nnd G. W.
Johnson, is a vastly improved colt, and the
trainer is very sweet on nis cnances this year.
In the two-year-old division Prim, by Hidalgo
nnd My Love, has gono quarters in 23f and
three-eighths in3Gf ; Allen L..by Bee All nnd
Regret, and Northiord, by Stratford and North
Anna, are also doing well. Abe Carson has a
number of likely anlmals,his'pet being tho two-
year-old Little Jim, DyjruvornnaLa Jalre. On
Friday he went a half with 120 pounds uo in
0:0X.ond in looks resembles Morello. Another
youngster is Knight of Honor, by Knight of
Eilerslle and Fraulein,who is more than a mod
erate colt. Jiy uyp never looked better.
Craftsman, full brother to Cuptaln Brown, tho
sprinter, is being schooled over the sticks.
George Reed has n big string of two-year-olds,
several having gono halves in CO sec
onds. Tommy Hitchcock is expected from
Aiken, S. C, tho coming week with Demuth,
who is being tried for steeplechaser and
making good progress. Tho majority of tho
horses nt the course are ready to raco just as
soon as thero is any racing.
Outcome of the Handicap.
Dexteb Paek, L. L, April 7. As n result
of tho Grand American Handicap, which was
tied yesterday, a double match has just been
arranged at Dexter Park between Kohlck and
Peacock who nre matched against II.
Wolsteiner and Napgar. The conditions of
the forthcoming match, which will bo shot
off on Monday next, aro 100 birds each,
twenty-eight yards rise, thirty yards dead
lino with fifty yards boundary, for 51,000 a
Country Athletic Club will Provide Good
Sport for Tuesday Next.
What promises to be ono of tho sporting
events of the season is tho Country Athletic
Club's entertainment Tuesday night, April 10,
which will take place in their club houso.
Three interesting scientific bouts with the
gloves vill be the attraction.
The special contet. will bo betweed Joe
Batemii, of this city, and Jack Kelly, of
Wilmington, Delaware. Bateman is tho
recogni-ed feather-weight champion of the
District and instructor of boxing at the Co
lumbia Athletic Club, whoso colors Jio used to
wear before he turned professional. He is a
very clever boxer, good puncher, and his
co 'rage has never been questioned.
Jack Kelly Is a Wilmington, Del., boy, one
ot To. c Stnnnard's cl. ,-ercst proteges. H" is
a pjcioraonally clover, strong, and hard
hitting little fe'lcv. and is a glutton for punishment-
He has appeared twice in Wash
ington, each time 03 a winner. On February
22, nt the Wash.'ngtou Athletic Uub "smoker,"
no gave away weight to Hugh Lyons, a prom
ising Vashingtonlan, but after a hard cot test
ho was declared winner.
On Mtrcn 5. at the Capital City Athietio
Club entertainment he was pitted against
Jimmy McCarthy, who had sometime pre
viously gained n draw with Bateman. Kelly got
tho decision over McCarthy in the second
rornd. when ho nu McCarthy t slcen. ft
I was the cleanest 'hnocK-out" ove witressed
.Magnetism Cures What Medicine Has
Utterly Failed to Touch.
o -wonder the sick publlo "continues to crowt
Dr. Damon's offices dally. Tho unerring cer
tainty with which he diagnoses diseases and tbe
unfailing magnetic power ha and Associate Dr.
Slaynard possesses render them pre-emlqent as
physicians. Cases that haro been guessed at
and oxperinenlert upon hy the we'1-meantng
doctors until they havo een glTenup aahope
lea.ly Incurable are dally received at Dr Damon's
oDUe and znado wnole by the magnetic treat
ment. Dr. Damon not only possesses a peculiar
Dcwer to heal, but tho fine Intuition ot seeing
dlscaso ap it is and of using hU power otho
best possiblo advantage. All hronie diseases,
no matter of how long Bt Hiding, are treated by
him with rand success. What the sick want Is
health; what tbe dylu& war life, and ho who
can cure the rick and the d mg in the simplest,
easiest,and quickest manner la the 6lck patlenti
best friend. Hundreds c testimonials can b
given of people who ha re been cured of all man
ner of diseases, njonyo(themyttvago,pr vlng
that his cures are lasting and pe manent. Take
no ono's word except that of cured patients. Let
no prejudice stand in tbo way of reason and of
your getting well, but whatever our complaint
K tr'll be to yoor Interest to consult T)r. Damon
at his spacious oOlces, 008 12th street north we&t
He cures when a otr-rs fall. Honest squaro
dealing is the mo, o of thl mioent specialist.
1:. tho city, nnd McCarthy did not- rcallzo for
hnlt an hour nftenvnrds wbuc hau hit him.
Bate-ion bos been training faithfully for
over two wieks nt Ito-khill Turk, Va.. and is
in bett- condition than over before. Kelly is
also in tip-top t tape, and no coubt both -oys
will gi-o a good account of themselves.
The preliminary lou to tho event of tho
night will bp cqunlly ns Int. resting. Billy
Nnlly, of this city, Will meet Fred Moore, tho
Wilmington welter-weight, who mo. Ned
Cartwright recently.. Tho other incidental
bout will introduce Jim Jnynle, tho crack
dusky welter-weight of tho northeast, and
Sam Gray, of Philadelphia, rhom Stnnnard
is bringing here to redeem himself forliingn's
The club is also trying to arrange another
match for tho samo occasion, and thoy prem
ise tbe first bout will be called a 8.15 o'clock
Pugilist Donovan Knocked Ont by a Blow
0cr the Heart.
Cleveland, April 7. One of tho most bru
tal prize fights that ever occurred in this sec
tion took place last eight at a resort known
03 "Tho Fhe Milo Inn." The principals
wore Jeff Powers nnd Jnck Donovan. Both
men were frigbttully punished, and in tho
seventh round Donovan received a terrible
blow over tbe heart that almost killed him.
A physician worked with him several hours,
and he still lies in n precarious condition
Numerous arrests will follow. Donovan's
brother was killed in a prize fight near Syra
cuse, X. Y., just one year ago last night. Tbe
coincidence is considered a remarkable one.
Brilliant Marriage of Miss Marie Stirling
and Mr. J. Lee Toiler.
BAiTiMone, April 7. In tho presenco of a
largo and representative gathering of tho
wealth, beauty, and fashion of Baltimore so
ciety Miss Marie Stirling, second daughter of
Commander and Mrs. Yates Stirling, of this
city, was married to-day to Mr. J. Lee Tailer,
only son of one of New York's millionaires.
The wedding took placo at 12.30 p. m.. at
Brown Memorial Presbyterian church, and
was solemnized by Itev. Dr. Maltbio D. Bab
cock, pastor. This event had occasioned an
interest in tho social circles of the Atlantio
seaboard cities, wherein the bride is so widely
known, second only to that of the Gebhard
Morris wedding of a few weeks ago.
The bride is a true Southern beauty, slightly
above medium height, with a superb figure
and a profusion ot golden hair, which encir
cles her brow like an aureole. She entered
the church leaning on tbo arm of her father
and attended by her elder sister. Miss Helen
Stirling, as maid of honor, and Miss May
Handy, the belle of Itiehmond, as brides
maid. Tho ushers preceding the party were
Messrs. Harry and Yates Pennington, cousins
of tho bride; James B. Taller, cousin of tho
groom ;Morton J. Henry, of Philadelphia;
Itoman Baldwin, and David Witherspoon, of
New York.
Tho wedding was after the English style,
tho groom and his best man, Mr. J. Clinton
Sienccr, of New York, his cousin, receiving
the brido at the cliancel.
Tho bride was gowned in an "laborato cos
tumo of ivory white satin, en train, pompa
dour corsage," and trimmed with deep point
lace. Her ornaments were diamond", and
surmounting her forehead was a magnificent
diamond crescent, tho gilt of the groom, tho
customary bridal veil, orango blossoms, etc.
The maid of honor and bridesmaid woro
white silk, with waist and overskirt of
accordeon-plaited mulle, trimmed with palo
blue watered ribbon, and hatsnt white, rough
straw, trimmed with rose leaves and "ribbon
to match tho waists of their dresses, and car
ried bunches of American beauty roses.
The ceremony was followed liy a wedding
breakfast, in which only relatives nnd inti
mate friends participated. Upon returning
from their wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Tailer
will make their homo in New York.
Among tho more prominent guests present
were Mr. and Sirs. William Taller, parents of
the groom: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garrett, Mr.
ana iirs. freacricK oeonard, Mr. and Mrs.
Archie Pell, Ambrose Spencer, Mr. and Mrs.
John Townsend, 3Irs. Henry Tailer, Miss
Sophie Tailer, Gen. and Mrs. Burnett, Mr.
and Mrs. Granville Kane, Mr. VT. E. Curtis
and Miss Clara Davis ot Washington, tho
Misses Brice, daughters of Senator Erico: Mr.
and Mrs. Murray Stirling and family, and Mr.
and Mrs. Ldwin Post, of New York.
Commissioners arc Against Senator Quaj 's
Exclush c Oil Scheme.
The proposed amendment of Senator Quay
to the District appropriation bill is exciting
indignation in the street lighting department
of tho District. Tho amendment, if made,
will provide that no illuminating fluid under
150 degrees fire test shall bo usod in illumi
nating tho streets and avenues of tho city.
Tho Commissioners recently invited pro
posals to light tho city. Two firms responded,
tho Wheeler Reflector Company of Pennsyl
vania and tho local firm of Mcolai Brothers.
The bid of the local firm was accepted on
vapor lighting, while tho Wheeler company
underbid on oil lighting, but tho lighting of
tho streets by tho latter Huid was considered
by tho Commissioners as belonging to tne
dark ages, and n contract was awarded
Nicola! Brothers for gasolino lighting, pro
vided an appropriation were obtained for tho
As there is no ilro test for gasolino the
adoption of Mr. Quay's amendment would
compel tho Commiss.oncrs to resort to oil
Gasolino lamps nro used in the following
cities: New York. Chicago, Philadelphia, St.
Loms, Boston, Baltimore, San Francisco,
Cincinnati, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapo
lis, Omaha, St Taul. InJian.tpoiis, Worces
ter, Ne-r Haven, Lowell, Tall Rh er, Dallas,
Holyoke, Canton. Ohio, Binghamton. Taun
ton, Mass., and Nowport, Ky.
A statement furnl3hcd the lighting depart
ment shows that more gasolino lamps are
used in Chicago than nil tho oil lamps
throughout the United States.
Commissioner Powell will exert every
means to introduco gasoline for street Illumi
nation. -
Fr'm Harper's Bamr.l
Tho fancy for light gloves continues. Pearl
grr.y vi dressed kid gloves lightly stitched
with bla-'k aad fastei cd by four buttons are
worn nt a'Uraoon -ecepMons, day wedding. ,
fr calUag, a-u at the theater. White gloves
are preferred for yenlug wear. Vet many
find theso light coiors unbecoming, as they
make th Londj look la ser, and they use in
stead tan or gray suede gloves both for day
and cveniug and with dress s of all colors".
Mou quetoiro gloves are best liked in soft
suede, and are also used in long gloves of
dressed whi'e or pearl-colored kid. For
shopping., traveling, and general wear in the
mornic.i the preference fs stiS for henw kid
glov-s ot reddish tan or oak color fastened
Dy tour large Buttons. Outing gloves of
white wash leather will be worn again in the
Summer made in sack, shape loose on tho
wrists or else closely buttoned.
Deputy Sheriffs Made a Raid on the
Jones' Employes. ,
Progrejf of Improvements en the Hew Bace
Course Over the River Prevented for the
Time .Being by 'Wholesale Arrests of the
lien at Work All Were Bailed Oat
Something of e sensation was occasioned
yesterday afternoon among thos, gathered
about the site of the proposed rne course on
Alexander island, noar Jackson City. Work
ho j beej commenced on tho track and ap
pointments, and some fifteen or twenty men
w - engaged yesterday in getting things in
shapo. while many spectators wero present,
wh-a a number ot aeputy sheriffs made their
appiarauco o. tho sco o with warrants for the
arrest of Ike and Ned Jones nnd about ten ot
th" workmen. Tho myrmidons otthe law
found all t'.o parties wanted but Ike Jones
nnd took them to Fort R-nyor. where Justlco
of tbo x'cace Pollard gave tho prisoners a
Upon ariivnl at toe magistrate's office J.
H. Creea appeared as attorney for the plain
tiff, who turned out to bo an aged negro
namoi Harrison Green. Tho warrants
cbnrcd malicious but not felonious trespass.
The plaintiff has been the tena-t ot tho
ground leased by tho Jones', and his courso
in swearing out the warrants is alleged to bo
duo to pres-uro brought on him by parties
inimical to the Jones' enterprise.
Tho squire refused to grant a stay of pro
ceedings pending tho arrival of n lawyer for
tho defendants, but accepted Milt Jones as
bondsman for tho arrested parties in 500
each to appear in ten days or sooner and
make answer to tho charge.
From statements mado b the Jones people,
tbo arrests wero due to certain influences In
sympathy with the St. Asaph track. They
claim that when the ground was leased Harri
son Green was given forty-flvo dnjs in which
to vacate. The Jones' found it would be ad
vantageous that he should remove sooner,
and say tho old man made an agreement on
April 3, by which ho was to leave in ten days.
W hen ho wanted some lumber to build a barn,
the Jones' say they gave gavo him carte
blanche to take as mnch as ho wanted, and
that he helped himself. Having so satis
factorily arranged with the tenant, they were
very much surprised to find he had taken
such action yesterday, and firmly believe he
did not do so of his own volition.
Prominent legal talent of Alexandria was
consulted by the Jones' and the advice given
is to keep at. work on tbe track and the mat
ter will come out all right. Tha Jones' say
they have full legal rights and will go ahead.
Tbe action of the justice of the pence in not
giving time tor tbe counsel for the defendants
to appear yesterday was criticised by many as
being unwarranted. .
If the St. Asaph people ore really behind
the attack, the horsemen and others inter
ested in racing over the river believe such
policy to bo unwise and calculated to hurt
the chances ot all hands.
Expressions from Governors of Many
States on the Nicaragua Enterprise.
BosToy, Mass., April 7. The Traveller, of
this city, which has been an earnest advocate
of the building ot the Nicaragua canal, re
cently sent out letters to the Governors ot tho
various states and the most prominent mem
bers ot Congress, asking their opinion as to
the value ot the canal to this country and
whetner or not the government should con
struct and control tbe waterway. Answers
have been received from thirty-one Governors
and forty members ot Congress, and are
pnntea to-aay.
The Governors of the southern states with
out exception either favor tho government
building nnd .owning tho canal outright, or,
at least, extending old to whatever corpora
tion builds it.
Governor Stone, of Mississippi, says:
It is no longer a question whether tho. Atlantic
and Pacific oceans shall be united by a ship
canal, but who shall excrclso control over this
great waterway after Its completion. The an
swer is practically unanimous that It should be
controlled by the United btates.
Governor Walte, ot Colorado, says:
The United States government, in conjunction
with the Central American republics, should
build this canal at national expense. I do not
fnTor the passage of the mortgage bill for the
construction of the bill, nor any other LIU which
provides for Its construction by any private
corporation or provides to issue government
bends In aid of any private corporation.
Governor McGraw, of Washington, believes
that the United States should construct, own,
and operate tbe canaL
Governor Hogg, of Texas, takes very pro
nounced grounds against the United States
fostering such an enterprise while under
'private control. He says:
The government should prohibit foreign or
private Interference with that canal and should
construct, own, and operate It herself.
Governor Greenhalge, ot Massachusetts;,
It is sufficiently certain that no such under
taking will be contemplated as a private ven
ture. If it Is tu be achieved at all. It must be as
a national undertaking. Our country cannot
suffer the control of such a waterway by any
foreign power.
Governor Llewelling, ot Kansas, declares
that it would be desirable that the United
States should own and operate the canal as
the exclusive property of tho United States.
Governor Carr, ot North Carolina, writes:
It would open the market1 of tho East to the
prcducts of our cotton mills, and thereby In
crease tho demand. For the benefit of this coun
try, both from a military nnd commercial stand
point, the canal should be under the supervision
of the United Mates government.
Congressmen Bryan, of Indiana; Washing
ton, of Tennessee; KHgore, Bell, and Abbott,
of Texas, declare themselves heartily in favor
ot its construction, but say they would not
vote for any measure which would pledge tbe
United States to guarantee the bonds of any
private corporation.
Senators Stockbridgo and McMillan, ot
Michigan; Perkins, of California; Dolph and
Mitchell, ot Oregon; Morgan, ot Alabama;
Frye. of Maine, and Congressmen Henderson,
of Iowa; Burrows, of Michigan: Storer, of
Ohio;Van Yo'orhiss, of New York; Doolittle, of
Washington, and a number of others in both
political parties, sny they are in favor of and
will vote for such a bill a3 that proposed by
Senator Morgan.
Tho Traveller editorially in commenting
upon the symposium of views presented
takes advanced grounds in favor of either
government aid or government ownership
and tho early completion of tho canal.
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Soiree En Masque.
Tho solreo en masquo which was given at
Hoino's hall southeast last Tuesday evening
by Miss Carrie Bcacham was a decided and
enjoyable success. Miss Carrie mado a
charming hostess, and wa3 ably assisted by
her sister, Mrs. Frank P. Sinoot, nnd Miss
Mamte Proboy. The costumes wero unique
and beautiful. The order to unmask was
given at nbout 10 o'clock, after which nboat
twenty danco numbers wero indulged in.
Bridge Across Eastern Branch.
Senator Gallinger, from tho Committee on
the Dis'rict of Columbia, reported yesterday
a bill for the construction of a bridge across
tbe Eastern Branch of the Potomac river at
the foot ot South Capitol street in the city of
Washington. It was pessed.
Tivc in This Quintette.
A mau named Leopold Greasy hasfourid a
woman to consent to take his name, as well
as his heart aid hand.
There's n feJow in Abilene, Kan., who has
taken a contract to grown nrural wig for
the star in a local amateur dramatic com
pany. John Ci.rey, of Lake Geneva, Wis., who
tried to jump over a wire fence, cut his
face so badly that he had to go to tho hospi
tal for repairs.
Capt. J. E. Robinson, of Midway, Ky., has
built a fence that cost 100 around 10 worth
of vegetables in his garden. He thought his
crop was in danger from his neighbors' bens.
James Jackson, of Mineral Point, Wis.,
having p can of gunpowder to open, got bii
little son to hold it, and then went to work
with hammer and chisel. Both victims will
probably recover.
Not simply ONE treatment, but a COURSE of treatment to extend over such
period of time as may bo necessary to THO KOUOULY CQNVTNCE you tht BENE
FIT Is being derived. This free offer is not confined to Catarrh alone, but include
Asthma, Bronchitis, and all diseases of tbe note, throat, chest, and lungs. It la as
tonishing to know how many persons are suffering from Catarrh, and Eow FEW
realize their condition. They admit that they take cold very easily In fact, that they
are seldom FREE from a cold snmmtr or winter. But they lire In the hope that
It will eventually WEAR AWAY. It they could but realize that the disease 1
slowly and surely fastening Itself upon them that each dayand each week their
chances for recovery are being LESSENED, how eagerly would they grasp this (rand
Diagnose Your Own Case I
This Is tho most prevalent form of Catarrh
ana results irom nepicctea coiaa.
,"Is the breath foul?'
lIs tho toIco husky?"
Do you spit up slime?"
"llo you nche all OTer?
Is the nose stopped upT'
Do you snore at night?"
"Does your nose dlscnarpe?
"Does the nose bleed easily?
"Is there tlckline in throaty
"Io crusts form in the ncso?
"Is the nose eoro and tender?"
"Do you sneeze a great deal?
"Is this worse toward night?
"Does the nose Itch and burn?'
"Is there pain in front of head?"
Ms there pain across tbe eyes?
"Is there pain In back of head?"
"Is your sense of smell leaTlng?"
"Do you hawk to clear the throat?
"Is there a dropping In tho throat?"
"Is the throat dry in the morning"
"Are you losing your sense ot taste?"
"Do you sleep with the mouth open?"
"Does the nose stop up toward night?"
MR. J. W. FARRAR, an employe of the Treasury Department,
and residing at 2307 Washington Circle, says:
"During tho winter of 18T2 1 suffered a rery severe attack of pneumonia, which left mo
with bronchitis. A change of climate was advised by my physicians, and I accordingly
went to California In the hope of being beneflted but was disappointed.
"I then made a study of throat and lung diseases with especial reference to my own
case, and became convinced that no cure could be effected without DIRECTLY treating the
diseased parts. Through friends I learned of Dr. Hiegel and bis new methods, and imme
diately placed myself under his care. Within one week my acute catarrh was GONE sub
sequent treatment has strengthened my lungs wonderfully, and my bronchitis U now
rapidly disappearing."
MR. GEORGE McKENNA. who resides at 1412 Twenty-fourth
street. Georgetown, says:
"About the middle of December I caught a hfavy cold, irhli-h settled on my lungs. I
rare It little thought. belleTlnff It woull wear away; but It iras stubborn, and almost be
fore I realized It my strength began to falL Then I lot courage and was preparing tor
the worst My father preTalled upon me to tlslt Dr. Itlegel, and to-day I am Tery
thantf ul that he did so for I am almost well."
These are but two out of a long list of persons who are' novs
being treated with splendid results by Dr. Rlegel.
The consultation, the medicine, and the treatment are absolutely FREE, and win
continue so until you are perfectly satisfied that substantial benefit is being de
rived. Now is the accepted time. Avallyourself of this generous offer one that
has never before been made in Washington.
Gallery, Pit and
Green Room,
lUcnartl HansQeld once said to a bright
newspaper woman: "If I had the minutest
pittance stowed away fer support I would
leave off actins to-morrow. I thlnt It U posi
tively the silliest occupation in the world
caperins nbout to amuse a lot of people or
strutting as tinsel kings, shouting challenges
in pasteboard forests or groaning threnody
nt papier-mache tombs. Actors only see the
pretense of it all. We have none of the glit
ter, soft veils of distance, or delightful decep
tion of lights, mechanical devices or make
ups. It is oil bosh to us. Tho silvery moon
in tin and calcium, the swaying tree?, present
nothing but drab canvas and cut pine from
our side of the woodland; fountains are as
dishonest as local elections, nnd beauties are
painted Into frights. It is wigs, It Is powder,
it is mockery. I wish I were well oat of it."
Which is all exceedingly clever, of course,
and true, too, it you look at it from
3Ir. Macstleld's point of view. I don't
mean in tho leat that Mr. Hans field meant as
much as he said. He didn't, except in a mo
mentary, conversational sort of way. It
sounded bright to' him and it expressed con
tempt. Mansfield delights in being clever
even if ho sacrifices his half beliefs, and it is,
of course, the part ot a man of hi3 character
to express contempt for everything. But in
as much as he did believe what he said, it is
true from his point of view. There Is a great
amount of canvas and tinsel and stage moon
light on the stage. Who ever said there
wasn't? And no doubt to a man who doesn't
believe in himself or any one else or anything
else the stage may seem the greatest farce of
them all.
But however much wo may admire his art
trickery he calls it we must feel les3 sym
pathy and less real liking for a man who
acknowledges that he considers himself an
There aro other people who believe with
Mr. Manslleld. But there is another side to
this. There are a few players who believe as
thoroughly in tho plajer's trade as they do
the singer's or tho painter's. Why shouldn't
there bo all theso fictitious accessories? What
legitimate artistic canon is thero against arti
ficial aids In producing effects in any trade
artistic? And where everyone understands
that theso things aro so, who can object to the
agreed deception when it gives plensure?
Felix Morns 13 ono of the men who believes
in the legitimacy of tho drama. He believes in
stage production. Ho is in lovo with his art
for Itself, besides liking its financial side and
realizing fully that thero is ono. Theso two
men have methods that havo been likened in
certain parts. Mansfield would, I suppose,
bo very much like Felix Morrl3 in
"The Bose," and Morris portrait of "Beau
Brummel" would bo liko that of Mansfield's.
It seems to me that in certain ways Morris is
the greater artist, aside from, although per
haps for the reason of his better artistic
morals. Mansfield days that he himself is a
trlokster, and implies that every one else is,
too, and that ho hates tho trickery. Of course
art is only trickery when ono thinks it so.
Xow tho fact is that this, man who hates
shams uses more of them than mo3t artists.
Mansfield is a prestigitator. I don't bianco
him for his Jekyll-Hyde, but wonder why ho
should rail at urt and himself go farther in
artificial delusion than any one else. Morris
is not a trickster, because he believes sincerely
in art. He hn3 ideals. He is trying to do
something, and it is a good'thing. He makes
true pictures. They aro full of poetry and
tenderness and pathos, and they are beauti
ful. Ono listens to and sees them with the
pleasure that he looks at a painting or reads
a poem. In certain ot these pictures
Mansfield has never equaled him nnd
can never do so bocau3a ot tho strain of
charlatanism thnt runs through him, the
charlatan that recognizes itself and believes
that the samo is in every other person.
Tbe Morrises have bon hers, and have
gone, and a great many peoplo have
recognized the exceeding good things that
they have done for-us, but there nre a great
many others who have not. We do not always
recognize good things in America immedi
ately, do tfe, unless someone points them out
to us? Mr. Morris had an instantaneous and
remarkable success several years ago in Lon
don. After working fifteen years in America
and not accomplishing ono signal triumph,
his first night before n London audience
won the profuse Commendation of every one
ot the London dramatic critics. He stayed
When Catarrh of the head and throat Is left
unchecked it extends down tbe wlndpiD Into
the bronchial tubes and In time attacks the lungs.
"Do you have to sit up at night to gef
"Is there a burning pain In the throat?"
"Do you feel you are growing weaker?"
"Havo you pain behind breast bone?"
"Is there tickling behind the palate?"
"Is there a rlnclng In your ears?"
"Ilave you a disgust for fatty foods?
"Do you spit up little cheesy lumps?"
"Is your cough short and hacking?"
"Do you cough in the mornings'"
"Do you cough on going to bed?"
"Do you spit up yellow matter?"
"Do you raise frothy material?"
"Are you low spirited at times?"
"Do you cough until you gag?"
"Uaye you Stitches in side?"
"Is your appetite Tariable?"
"Do you take cold easily?"
"Aro you Irritable?"
"HaTe you pain In side?"
"Do you cough at night?"
"Are you losing flesh?"
In Diseases of the Eye,
Ear. Nose, Throat, and
1014 15th St. N. W.
in London one season and made a great suc
cess financially and otherwise. But he was
not in a position to do as Jefferson and
Sotherndid, reap tho benefits In this country.
He has been working over the old ground
again, and is only now, within tbe last year
or two, nearly meeting with tho success he
deserves. I wish to quote some pleasant
things thatMinot J. Savage said a month or
two ago in Boston about Mr."Morris:
With the simplicity of flnlshed art, with no
trace of the effort which so often goes with the
word "acting," all the evenes and characters were
made to live before us.
As a master of dialect I have never heard his
equaL With a Scotch mother, a Welsh father,
born In England, educated In France, long a resi
dent of Jamaica, and now a naturalized and en
thusiastic American, It may be believed that his
natural aptitudes, as well as his opportunities,
hare been exceptional. In the Creole French of
Cable, tbe rural Scotch ot Barrie. the white Vir
ginian and the colored family servant of Ilopkln
son Smith, the cockney of Dickens and Anatry,
and the tender human pathes of Eugene Field,4
he Is equally master and equally at home. The
same Is true also of German and Italian.
This Is his first appearance as a star on the
stage, though bo has long been known as the
leading man of Miss Kosina Yokes. Considering
the "hard times" and the dimcultlesof the first
year. It is gratifying to his friends to know that
he Is making so creditable a success. Those who
know him have unbounded faith in his future.
??o man tolay on the American stage is doing
more finished and artistic work than he. Ho
only needs to become widely known to take hia
place at the topot his profession. Those who
care for character and for genuine art ought to
put themselves at his back. So soon as he finds
the play which will furnish scope for what he
can do, not only his artistic but his popular and
financial success will be assured. Even with his
three short plays, 1 know of no more satisfying
entertainment presented by any American com
pany. "Mr. Wilkinson's Widows" comes to the
Academy ot Music, Washington, next week
as fresh and jolly as though it was on its first
Instead of its fourth season. It fulfills its
mission, that of making people laugh, and It
has the wear-well quality which distinguishes
it from tho mass of comedy farces which are
inflicted upon tbe patient patron of the stage.
It goes without saying that the perennial
freshness of this laugh-maker is not alone due
to the lines of the play or the ingenuity of
the play writer, but more than anything else
to the clever folk whom Charles Fronman
sends around the country. The play and
players are so well known that the mention ot
names is all that is necessary to tell tbe pub
lic what will and who will be on
tho stage of tho Academy. Joseph
Holland leads the list ot the men and Henri
etta Crossman and Margaret Craven divide
the honors of leading women. Then thero are
Charles S. Abbe and Thomas Burns, and in the
mlnn.nna T f Vnlanftna Wltltnm V a,a a
Maude White, and Annie Wood. The stage
setting is better than usual, and the fun starts
off with a giggle in the beginning and runs
tbe gamut of risibility to a roar just as the
curtain falls on tho last act. "Mr.' Wilkinson's
Widows" will be the bill all this week with
matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
Mr. Morris ended his week with ono new
play in his programme last night "Kerry."
Kerry is an Irish head servant, who has lived
with the family always, no shares their Joys
and sorrows with a pathetic intensity of devo
tion which, however, is always reciprocated
with the love of all his masters and mis
tresses. The character is one ot Mr. Morris'
most finished, and it adds another accom
plishment to those we know ho possessed.
His Irish brogue is as clever as his French
broken English.
"A Woman of No Importance" will come
next week with the reputation of having been
received evorywhere with enthusiasm, Oscar
Wilde's clever epigrams and sneering cyni
cisms on'social morals have been keenly ap
preciated, and Miss Coghlan and her excellent
company have interpreted them so well as to
receive even more an cordial welcome than
tbey usually get. In London when "A
Woman of No Importance" was first pro
duceditwas found necessary to give daily
matlness, and Oscar Wlldo hn3 mado $10,000
from the play on a 10 per cent ot the gross
receipts basis. Miss Coehlan has in her com
pany tho Misses Ada Dyas, Effie Shannon,
Dion Boucteault. Kate Deum Wilson, Winona
Shannon, and Norah Lamison, and Messrs.
John T. Sullivan, Aubrey Boucicnult, Thomas
Whiffen, Robert Fischer, Grant Stewart,
Edgar Norton, Burris Raymond, and Edwin
Jones. Tho company will also plav durtn
the week "Diplomacy" and'Torset-blo-Nofc''
And they tall us that Wilton Lockayo wDl
star next season. He has been one ot the
best of the leading men and has almost nevei
been outside New York.

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