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THE WASHISTGTOiN" TIMES, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 '4.
DR. SHADE'S DISCOYERY
I . AMUSEMENTS. I AMUSEMENTS.
A LBAUGH'S GRAND OPERA HOUSE
.Jl EDWARD H. ALLEN,
ONE WEEK ONLY,
New National Theater This Week.
Every Evening Wednesday and Saturday Matinees
BRONSON HOWARD'S GREATER
Direct from a Run of 150
Nights at the Academy of
Music, New York.
Next Sunday Evening, December 16th,
COL. R. G. INGERSOLL & BIBLE.
ALL THIST WEEK"
Presenting DeKoven and Smith's Twin-opera Successes,
ROBIN HOOD AND THE KNICKERBOCKERS.
Monday, Tuesday, "Wednesday, and Saturday 1 Wednesday "Matinee and Thursday an! Friday
Evenlnc an Saturday MaUnee, ltOBDJ IIOOD Evenings, THE KNICKERBOCKERS
NEXT I ll-3A anl nlrac ! THERE ARE OTHERS,
veek ward ana voices, but xoxk like these
HJEW NATIONAL EXTRA
ONE WEEK, COMMENCING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH,
AND JIIS MERRY COMPANY,
In the funniest of all Comic Operas.
SEATS O.N SALE THURSDAY MOUSING.
KEENAN'S LTCErM THEATER.
Dec. 10. One week. Mat . Tuosday, Thurs
day and Saturday.
The Enticing and Captivating
Introducing Mile. DeLeon's original and sen
sational series of LIVING PICTUEhS, the won
derful Dlam an tine Dancer, SAHARET, conclud
ing with tho New and Novel Burlesque,
"A. DEVIL AMONG THE GIRLS."
Next week SAM T. JACK'S- CREOLE COM
PANY. BrTLER'S BIJOU THEATER-THIS WEEK7
Mat Tues., Thus., and Sat. Reserved
boats, 26 and SO cents
"Walter Sanford's Successful Dramatic Produc
tion THE POWER OF GOLD
JfEXT "WEEK The Only Attraction of its Kind
in tho World THE OLD SOUTH. de9-7t
Shall We Have Suffrage In This
A grand rally ol the friends in favor of the
right or suffrage in the District of Columbia will
bo hold in tho HAYDEN BUILDING on
Tuesday, Dec. II, 1894.
Hon. G. L. "Wellington, member-elect from the
Fifth Maryland Congressional district, and Hon.
J G. Mnguire, M. C , of California, also promi
nent local speakers, will address the meeting.
Speaking to commence at 7:30 o'clock. doB-3t
Those who send in their names now can got
a'lrketto tueOvidp Musin concert (December
IS) and a ticket admitting to the nine entertain
ments of in" course to follow for Sl.fcO It
Of. clLr PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCES OP
India tauga by VIrchand U. Gandhi, of
Bombay, discussed eery Monday and Thursday
even ng at7JW, at 1325 lOOx st. nw. Subject to
incrrow evening "Science of vibration." It
Five Concerts, $1.00.
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
Dr. J. W. Bischoff.
ale of reserved season tickets wiU positively
close Saturday. After that only single concert
tickets can be had.
Serure season tickets at once or you are likely
to be disappointed.
30TH AND G STS.
nRST CONCERT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14.
TICKETS AND DIAGRAM AT
ELLIS' MUSIC STORE,
no27-tl 537 PA. AVE. '
"EVERY EVENING AT 8:15. MATINEE DAILY (AFTER MONDAY) AT 2:30.
ONE OF THE LIONS.
The Trained Performing Lions3 Tigers, Leopards, Bears, Dogs, Horses, Ponies, Elephants, Mon
keys, Birds, Parrots, Seals, Pigs. Two Comical Clowns. A Performance full of Mirth and Mys
tery. No advance in prices. Children half price to Reserved Seats. S "The Gaiety Girl."
IN "DOCTOR SYNTAX."
25, 50, 75, $ 1 .
-Matinees, 25 and 50.J
The daintiest of all flowers will be
specials to-morrow. Plenty of them, and
the largest and most fragrant one3
you'll And. hee us for VIOLETS.
COxMLNG TO THE THEATERS.
Carl Hagonbock is the foremost animal
trainer and collector of animals in tho world.
His exhibition of trained animals, which is a
marvelous one, wa3 one of the big features
at tho "World's Fair and had tho place of
honor on tho Midway Plasiance. At the close
of the Fair ho was induced to exhibit his an
imals in New York city, which he has done
for the past five months. He has now con
sented that his animals make a tour of Amer
ica and bo exhibited in every largo city. In
addition to all the old favorites he has added
many new features, and will be seen at Al
baugh's Theater all of the week commencmg
Monday, giving matinee3 every day except
Monday, at 2iJ0, and showing at 8:15. It
may be stated that Hagenbeck has trained
everything from the feathered tribe up to tho
king of beasts, and from the elephant to tho
monkey, and the entertainment Is as inter
esting as it is novel, the animals performing
some of the most remarkable feats, which a
person should witness to fully realize. The
Hagenbeck Brass Hand, under tho leadership
of Caesar Torsiello, is no small item of the
great show. Children aro admitted to re
served seats for half price.
Eronson Howard's "Shenandoah" will be
presented for one weak at tho New National
Theater beginning Monday evening, in ex
tended, amplified and spectacular form, with
twenty-flo horses and 200 soldiers in the
great Sheridan ride 6cene. Charles Trohman
wont the full limit of stage expression in this
direction when he gave "Shenandoah" its
new magnitude, and crowded almost every
inch of spac behind the footlights with ani
mals and actors. Tho background which Mr.
Howard selected for his love story cavo this
opportunity in plenty. Mr. Frohman had the ,
Shenandoah Yalley pictured In its truest as
pect, and then he ilttcd his military features
into it &o as to get tho most efficacious up- j
piling of effects at 80eral points. He nut !
horses and soldiers all through tho -valley
scenes, but he reserved the great Sheridan's
ride Incident at tho apex of tho play for the
tremendous thrill which the massing of these
effects yields. Here the forty horses and 300
soldiers were made to figure. First they are
shown in retreat after tho repulse of the
i Union troops at Cedar Creek wounded,dymg
1 and terror-stricken soldiers are fleeinc hfor
the conquering forces, when suddenly there
is heard a low cry, that grows louder and
louder. It tells of Sheridan's coming. A
more magnificent tableau of war was never
attempted or achieved. Vast audiences went
wild over it in New York, and one night 4.000
Grand Army veterans made the theater ring
with their cheers for fully ten minutes after
tho Sheridan ride scene. It is this "Shenan
doah" the "greater Sbennndoah," which is
now touring the United States, and will be
seen here. Matinees will be given Wednes
day and Saturday,
The attraction at tho Academy of Musio
this week will be Barnabee and MacDonald's
Itobin Hood Opera Company presenting
"Robin Hood" and "Tho Knickerbockers."
This company, which is tho junior organiza
tion of the Bostonians. now in its third sea-
j sob, has already achieved almost as much
lame as tho senior company. Critics every
where pronounce it ono of tho best comio
I opera organizations on tho road. The com
pany has been selected, drilled, and equipped
by Barnabeo and McDonald in porson, and an
artistic production may, therefore, bo safely
anticipated. Among the principals are found
such well-known recognized artists as R. E.
Graham, who will bo remembered for his
clever work in the "Little Tycoon." and
James NIckolds, comedians; Helen Rainsley
and Maud Ulmer, sopranos; Mary Palmer and
Agnos Stone, contraltos; Philip Tomes and
Ross David, tenors; Louis Cassaraut, Bash,
and Basil Tetson, baritones. These singers,
with a competent chorus of forty voices, form
a creditable organization.
"Robin Hood," which is to be presented on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Snturday
evening s, nnd at tho Saturday matinee, may
well be called the evergreen comio opera, as
music lovers never tire of hearing Its melodi
ous notes. "The Knickerbockers," which
will be presented at the Wednesday matinee
and on Thursday and Friday evenings has
never before been seen in this oity. It was
especially written by De Koven tnd Smith as
a companion piece to "Robin nood," and it
promises to make as much money for its au
thors as tho latter opera. It treats in a
quaintly humorous fashion of the early days
of the Dutch, colonists of New York city, or
New Amsterdam, us it was then called, and
introduces entertaining characters. ,..-tTha
story is ono of romance and grpws"out ioF tho
squabbles of the Dutch with tho New England
Puritans. The music is in Mr. Do Koven's
very best vein.
"Wnlter Sanford's "The Power of Gold" is
the coming attraction at Butler's Bijou Thea
ter this week, with the usual Tuesday, Thurs
day, and Saturdny matinees.
This stirring play is essentially a drama of
the English typo an elaborate scenic spec
taclo replete with startling climaxes, docorous
yet hearty humor, and seasoned with a modi
cum of villainy.
Realism plays an important part in the pro
duction, as is seen in the climax of the first
act, when tho villain escapes in the genuine
hansom cab drawn by a thoroughbred Eng
The scene of tho drama is laid in London,
and it tells a story of btrange dramatic and
romantic interest, depicting the v ices and
virtues of a vast community. It proves tho
power of gold and utter helplessness of pov
erty. The play is well supplied with startling
yet legitimately sonsational situations, such
as the abduction in the first act, the meeting
of tho silk-robed adventuress with her thiev
ing and besotted husband in tho second, tho
exciting escape from the lunatic asylum in
the third, tho murder at the deserted toll
house, and linal tying of threads in tho last
act. Mr. Sanford promises a select company
as tho interpreters of tho drama.
Tho attraction at tho Lyceum next week
will be one of especial importance, as it em
braces many novel features, foremost among
which will be the first presentation in this
city of Mile. De Leon's original ana sensa
tional series of living pictures, "nature and
art hand-in-hand." They will bo produced at
an enormous expense in conjunction with tho
"Night Owls," which contains this soason
several recent European importations, chief
among which is Saharet, the marvelous dia
mantine dancer, the only woman in the world
who can kick nine feet high. Others in the
company are McCloud and Melville, the
coiebratod sketch artists; Topack and Steele,
eccentric character comedians; J. K. Mullia
and Annie Dunn, the comedy duo; Odell and
Pago, acrobatic comedians, and Zamora, the
Mexican dare devil. Tho performance will
conclude with tho new and novel burlesque,
entitled "The Devil Among tho Girls," which
will introduce Miss Rhome Nelson, tho win
some burlesque queen, and twenty pretty,
shapelv girls. There will be matinees Tues
day, Tliursday, and Saturday.
Do Wolf Hopper nnd the members of his
merry company, presenting that funniest of
all comic operas. "Dr. Syntax," will on Mon
day evening, December 17. tako possession of
the New National Theater. Mr. Hopper will
bo seen as a jolly up-to-date pedagogue, in
which role, it is said, to has achieved his
greatest success since his advent upon the
comic opera stage. Tho comedian's support
includes sprightly Edna Wallace-Hopper, the
pretty young wife of tho star, as well as Miss
Jiertha Waltzinger, Jennio Goldthwaito, Alice
Hosmor. Louise Campbell, Cyril Scott, Ed
mund Stanley, Alfred Klein. T. S. Guise, nnd
many others. Mr. Hopper's forthcoming en
gagement in Washington will be limited to
six nights and an only matinee performance
on Saturday afternoon, the sale of reserved
seats for which will commence at the box of
fice on Thursduy morning, Decembor 13.
Robert G. Ingersoll has a most unique per
sonality. His magnetio good nature, utter
lack of artiflco and sham, and intense intel
lectuality, draw men to him even though they
may not agree with him in his opinions of re
ligious creeds. In his writings nnd platform
utterances there isnothing dogmatic or pe
dantic. If Ingersoll has a creed it can be
summed up in two words: "Intellectuality,
hospitality." He believes in the hospitable
intellect that intellect that will generously
receive tho best thought of others aud treat
it considerately. Col. Ingorsoll's appearance
at the National Theater Sunday ovoning, De
cembor 16, when ho will deliver his new lec
ture, "Tho Biblo," promtees to bo a notable
is refreshing to know that we aro to have
something now in the lecture field. The
stereopticon show up to this time has been a
sort of a Jarley was works affair, in which
the lecturer stands up and explains the pic
tures. Frank G. Carpenter, tho newspaper
correspondent, has come to the front with a
new thing, and this is a course of first-class
lectures, maErniflcently illustrated. Ho has
just finished three talks on Korea, China, and
Don't Miss It,
Japan, and ho will deliver a number of lec
tures this month in Western Pennsylvania,
and after that will lecture in all the big cities
of tho country, and ho will probably appear
here in January.
Tho concert to be given by the Ovido Musin
Concert Company Tliursday of this week at
Mot7erotts was not included in the regular
course of the National Lyceum Bureau, but
since the Walter Damroch lecturo, which
opened the course last Wednesday, thero has
been such a demund for tickets to tho other
entertainments that tho managers of tho
bureau have mado arrangements wilh Mr.
Musin by which those who subscribe now
will reeehe for the old price, 1.60, tickets to
the Musin concert and tho nine entertain
ments of tho regular course which follow,
starting with tho lecture of Lewis Harvio Fin
ney, Decembor 19.
REVIEW OP THE WEEK.
Without being at all invidious to tho good
qualities of the entertainment furnished
rtheatorgoem-lasr week by the companies at
tho other theaters, it may be fairly said, that
Miss hetbersolo at Albaugh's and Delia Fox
at tho New National claimed a large shure
of the publlo attention. These aro stars, by
the way, that differ from each other Hrgcly,
both in the quantity nnd quality of their
Delia Fox is a familiar light, Miss Nether
solo was seen hero for tho first time Monday
night. Miss Nethersolo appeared, heralded
by tho eulogies of tho critics as a quiet emo
tional actress, and she fully verified what had
been read here of her powers of interpreta
tion. Those who saw her unqualified success
in tho nrst and second acts of "Camille,"
could well anticipate thoir judgment of nor
as Juliet, up to the point in "Romeo nnd
Juliet." when the heroine takes her destiny
into her own hands.
'Ihe opinion was, perhaps, universal that
Miss Netnersole ranks among tho foremost in
terpreters of the grand passion. There is no
doubt at all that her "Camille" was person
ally and dramatically correct, the only fault
that could be found with it being that she
somowhnt unnecessarily prolonged tho agony
of tho death scene. There is room for a dif
ference of opinion as to whether she rose to
the dramatic heights in the girl Juliet trans
formed into the terribly real and self-con-talnod
womnn after tho rough speech of the
Cofulet. This sense of incompleteness in tho
symmetry and full apabillties of Miss Neth
ersolo's powers will not be removed until she
is seen in a character of the intensity of Lady
Macbeth. Ophelia would not do as a supreme
test. Mis Nethersolo's support was very
good aud especially as to Mr. Bam raoro and
Dolla Fox drew well throughout tho wholo
week. Indeed, her box office recoipts would
nearly reach tho figures gained by old and
tried comic opera queens for tho same period.
Just why this is so is not verv clear, for Delia
can't sing a little bit. She" illustrates tho
retrograde tendency of modern comic opera
towards the French vaudeuillo.
If "The Littlo Troopor" was a comle opera,
then Hoyt's farces are in tho samo catagory,
for there is as much lyric effort in one as tho
other, loaving, of course, the chorus out of
Jefferson De Ancelis won golden opinions
for his work in the comedians' end of the en
tertainment. The chorus was pretty and ef
fective, and Miss Fox's initial appearance
hero as n star was a decided success.
At tho Academy Lew, Dockstader and his
company of minstrels secured a good average
attendance. There are minstrels and min
strels, and somehow they always manago to
keep beyond the domain of criticism. In tho
burlesque of all things human and divine
thoreis no bringing the perpetrators of dra
matic misdemeanors to the book. Thero has
been nothing, however, original in this specios
of dramatic representation from tho time of
the cart and tho goat-skins to the present.
At Butler's Bijou they played "Tho Lifo
Gunrd," tho merits of the individuals in tho
cast having already been mentioned. There
is in the play so rapid a succession of events
that on that score at least thoro i3 nothing to
regret. It, however, belongs to a category of
dramas which havo Hooded the btage for the
past ten or fifteen years. It has as usual the
non-dramatio auxiliaries as its strong points,
such ajs a firo scene and a light house scene,
At Albaugh's "Si Lootqh first saw the pub
lic last week a matinee performance. The
promises of tho opera drew a large crowd
who looked at it from the point of view of an
amateur venture. Love and all that it means
are to bo found among the red men as every
where in the world. I regard Si Lootch,
the hero, as a fine creation. It will inevi
tably suggest to everyono tho dignity and
pathos of tho red man's passing show, and
tho character was linolv developod in the II
bretta, the musio, and by the nctor.
As to tho score, tho orchestration of the
choruses and the development of the themes
are good, and several of tho solos and con
certed pieces aro quite above amateur work.
Messrs. Garland and Grimes, its authors,
have been heartily congratulated in manv
letters on tho subject of their work.
There is alwaysja good house at Kernan's
Lyceum Theatre, but if there was any ono
thing moro than another that could maintain
a crowd there last week it was the suggestive
title of the piece on the boards, "Hades Up
to Date." In Reilly & Wood's play of that
namo it was interesting to be Informed as to
what progress has been mado of lato years in
tho place which gives their play a name.
VAL BLATZ BEER.
Tho ovont of tho eoming weok will be the
smoker or camp flro of tho "Provisional Reg
iment." It will be hold in tho Centor Mar
ket Armory Friday night, and will crowd tho
hall. Fivo hundred invitations havo been
issued, and each recipient will attend with
out any doubt. The programme Is yet in the
hands of tho committee, but evorybody may
expect a rousing time. A largo number of
frionds of tho boys havo promised to bo
present, and each will contribute something
to tho enjoyment of the evening. Major Sues
has appointed his committees, and they
are hard at work getting mattors in shape.
Tho smoker will be a realistic reproduction
of camp lifo and scenes enacted at Camp
Blake last summer. Tho smoker will open
with the various military calls, a guard will
bo mounted, the mes3 call will bring out tho
rations usually served in camp, then will
come tho recitations aud songs of tho even
ing, and taps will conclude the eutertaln
meut. The committees appointed to tako charge of
tho affair are as follows: Arrangements,
Lieut. W. H. Myers, chairman, and ilvo mem
bers (to be named by Lieut. Myers; refresh
ments, Lieut. B. J. Donnelly, chairman, and
five members (to be named by tho chairman);
talent, Liouts. Nock, Nollach, Lavin, Dan
forth, Blrchard, Weaver. J. D. Leeman,
Wcedam, Knockoy, Seigart, Wood, Sorgts.
Barton and Wilson, and Ellwood Andrews;
printing, Capt. Parsons, Capt. Storey, Lieut.
Donnelly, Lieut. Nock, nnd Lieut. Neliaeh;
decorations, Lieut. Alien,;chairman; Lleuts.
Chicbolm, Neliaeh, Carr, Mattingly, Waters,
Capt. Streaks, and Sergts. Wilson and Harlow,
The officers chosen for the evening are:
lajortDttO'Tj. Suess, paf commander; Capt.
John W. Parsons, master of ceremonies;
Capt. Storoy, officer of tho day; Capt. Sayers, i
senior officer of the guard; Lieut. Taiimadge,
junior officer of the guard; Lieut. W. H.
Myers, post quartermaster; Lieut. -Donnelly,
post commissary; Al. P. Gier, assistant post
commissary; Charles E. Segart, post adju
tnnt; W. H. Neliaeh, provost mnrshall; Drs.
Neeloy, Woodman, Weaver and Watson, po3t
medical staff; Lieut. Shaw, Inspector of
small arms' practice, and Lieut. Vale, ord
Tho men who comprise tho companies
composing "tho Provisional Rogiment" aro
expected to be present as well as the offi
cers. MAJOR SUESS.
Major Otto L. Suess, who will be post com
mander, is the popular and active com
mander of the Fifth Battalion. D. C. N. G. He
13 a versatile man, equally at home among
the Indians and frontiersmen, in tho most
perfect national guard of the country, or on
the stage as the star of tho Sheridan Dra
Major Suess was born in Baltimoro in 1863.
He wa? too young to enter tho service or tho
FIEST LIEUT. AND ADJT. WILLIA2I 21. ARNOLD.
struggle might not have lasted so long.
When barely nineteen he enlisted in the Reg
ular Army and was assigned to Troop E.
Fourth United States Cavalry, and with it
participated in some of the most exciting
border wars, including the campaign against
Chatto, the chase of the Mexican mountain
eers in Lower California, and the famous
campaign against the Apnohes under Geron
Imo. In 1883 he was discharged for disabili
ties controcted in the service, with the rank of
On his return from frontier campaigning ho
took up his residence In Washington, D. O.,
where he has been very active in connection
with the District National Guard, enlisting a3
a private in Company A, Second Battalion,
D. C. N. G., February 24, 1889, and passing
rapidly through the grades of corporal and
sergeant, and when that company was di
vided into four companies and1 made the
Third Battalion, ho was elected and commis
sioned captain of Company D, and on June
5, 1893, was commissioned major, Third Bat
talion, to succeed Major Thoma3 B. Harrison.
His battalion has since been transferred from
the First to the Second Regiment, and its
designation changed to Fifth Battalion, D.
O. N. G.
As a Son of Veteran he has been equally
successful, being mustered into Gen. John A.
Logan Camp, No. 2, on February 12, 1889.
From this camp he withdrew with, n number of
others in July. 1389, to organize Phil Kearny
Camp.No. 15.-In December, 18S9, howaselected
first lieutenant of the camp, and served iu
that capacity until elected captain in Decem
ber, 1890, completing his first year as captain
January 1, 1892. During 1892 he served as a
member of the camp council and as a dolegate-at-large
to the national encampment, and in
January, 1893, was again unanimously elected
captain of his eamp, which position ha re
signed October, 1893, and on June 12, 1894,
he was caliod upon to fill the highest position
in the gift of the Maryland division.
Col. Suess has always been a hard and
earnest worker in the Sons of Veterans, hav
ing himself brought twenty-eight members
into Phil Kearny Camp, which to-day exceeds
in numbers any camp in Washington, though
thero are others in tho division that are
larger. Ladies' Aid Sooiety, No. 2, auxiliary
to tho camp, owes its organization largely to
his efforts. He is also a lieutenant colonel of
the First Regiment, Uniform Rank, Knights
of Phythias, of tho District of Columbia.
The pictures of the other ten offlcers.which
appear, aro of well-known gentlemen. Major
Ross 13 the popular commander of the First
Battalion and tho military Instructor of tho
High School Cadet Reslmelit Adjt. Arnold
Is of tho samo Battalion and a deservedly
popular man. Each has worked his way up
from the ranks, and this means a good deal
when it is remembered that tho First Battal
ion is composed of the Washington Light In
fantry. AMONG THE BATTALIONS.
There was quit a large attendance at offi
cers' school, Fifth Battalion, last Monday
evening. Tho programme was a lecturo by
First Lieut. John R. Neoly, surgeon, Fifth Bat
talion, on "Fractures;" Capt. Fabian Colum
bus, Company B. Fifth Battalion, on "Move
ments by tho platoons in the school of the
company." and Major Suess on "The platoon
in the school of the battalion." The school
was very much enjoyed by those present.
Tho next officers' school will be Monday,
Decembor 17, 1831. The movements are ex
'plained on a large blackboard by the In
structor, and every officer in the guard Is
Enlistments are picking up in Companies C
and D, Fifth Battalion. Last week eighty
one new men were enlisted in Company C
and twelve In Company D. ,
Liout. George W. England ha3 passed the
board of examination for captain, and Sorgt.
James E. Lernan as second lieutenant. Com
pany D. They are awaiting their commis
sions. Sergt Maj. Patrick O'Hare has been granted
leave of absence until further orders and
Qrm. Sergt. Edw. E. Barton has been detailed
as actinc sergeant major.
Private James G. Keene, Company C, hav
ing passed the battalion board of examina
tion for corporal, has been warranted.
A number of reports and retarns are due
December 30, and thero has been quite a good
deal of work done throughout the guard in
volving the preparation. Commanding offi
cers of companies and tho quartermasters and
MAJOR BURTON BOSS.
Inspectors of rifle practice departments have
been particularly busy on returns of property
and target records.
Tho drill and parado reports of the Third
Battalion show a gratifying increaso in the
attendance at drills. The strength of tho
battalion has been, gaining, owing to the re
cruiting in Company B. which now numbers
forty-one men. The strength of the battalion
is now 1C8 for tw'o companies.
The annual individual competitive drill,
opon to members of the Fou.-th Battalion, for
the battalion medal was held Tuesday even
ing at the Center Market Armory. Several
hundred spectators wore present and tho feel
ing ran high. So Intense was it that it is a
question whether tho competition pays. It
may make good soldiers, but it also makes
Twenty-nino non-commissioned officers
and privates entered and the spectators
crowded as near the line as tho guards would
permit, and others climbed up on the chairs
to see. Major Campbell was in command
and the judges were Capt. Columbus, First
Lieut. Chlsholm and First Lieut, and Qrm.
Chi3holm. The contest Anally narrowed
down to four men Private Whip of Com
pany B, Corp. Evans of Company D, Private
Walsh, Company B. and Sergt. Lisbon, Com
pany A. Private Walsh was a prime favorite
with tho crowd, and when ho protested
against tho decision of tho judges the cheer
ing was loud and long.
The judges wero evidently a little at sea, for
nearly half an hour was spent in trying to
reach this and a second decision which was
again forced on them by Private Walsh. This
of Itself seemed to the crowd to warrant the
boliof that Private Walsh was correct, and his
being orderod from thb line was greeted with
hisses. Private Whip was eventually declared
tho winner amidst uproarious applause. Ho
will wear the medal for a year.
The National Rifles held their monthly
meeting Thursday evening at their armory.
The meeting was largely devoted to the con
sideration of constitutional changes which
must bo arranged before they go Into tho
guard. Tho meeting lasted until midnight
and then adjourned until to-morrow night,
when all will bo finally arranged.
The Washington Light Infantry held a
meeting Wednesday night and elected the
following members: Georgo M. Colburn,
Harry Bevan, E. Minkleman, Herman Berger,
Roderick D. Watson. Allan Bremner, Carroll
Harbaugh, A. S. Teller, H. A. Lavisson, H.
G. Jolly, Richard L. Lamb, A. B. Shemll. H.
A. Blandy, John C. Schneider, W. D. Corn
well, Charles Wiles, John H. Jacobs, Lewi3
G. Beinberg, William G. Slavin, Jesso B.
Schafhlrt, and Colorado Dallas. Mr. Frank
H. Finley was elected to honorary member
ship. The election of civic officers of the corps
resulted as follows: Eocordlng secretary,
Capt. Charles H. Ourand; financial secretary,
Sergt. J. It. Sutton, jr.; treasurer, Capt. Alli
son Nailor; librarian, Private L. N. Nunes.
It was voted to parado on Washington's
birthday, and to invito tho various military
VAL BLATZ BEER.
Por Consumption Investigation Re
vealing Remarkable Truths.
AN INFIRMARY CASE CURED OP
Throat Consumption Dr. Butler's Diagnosis
Was "Laryngeal Phthisis" let
. Skestic3 Bead and Be Convinced
of th.B Truth Nineteenth
The' Toces finds tho undertaking and
great responsibility of Investigating Dr.
Shade's ability to euro eoasnmption, is be
coming no lees a responsibility, yet & much
pieasaater tasK and a moet gratifying pleas
ure, as wo bring to light remarkable cures
resulting from the mineral treatment for eoa
snmption as formulated and brought into
contaet with the disease by Dr. Shade, 1232
The following vietory over that dread
form of tuberculosis, viz., laryngeal phthisis
(throat consumption), is the moat startling
revelation yet given to the public It is con
ceded by the whole medical profession that
throat consumption is still more certain of its
vietim than any other form of tuberculosis.
Mrs. Ella Welcome's residence Is 303
Sherman avenue, Mount Pieasaat. She is a
lady of a very pleasant manaer ami disposi
tion, not objecting la the least to aa inter
view. Xrs. Wei borne has a very pleasant
home, characteristic of that refinement and
superb housekeeping which but few acquire
nowadays. Mrs. Welborne said she ha3
had throat trouble nearly all her life,
uatil cured by Dr. Shade. "For the lasc
six years my throat bad become much
worse. I took treatment more or less
durinirait these years with bat little tem
porary and no permanent benefit. The moat
treatment I received was at the Eye, Ear,
and Throat Infirmary, Fourteenth and N
streets. The physicians at this institution
pronounced my ease 'laryngeal phthisis,'
which was on the card I received from the
physicians in charge of the infirmary. My
brother having read medicine told me that:
laryngeal phthiis meant consumption of the
throat, and the doctors told me to occupy a,
separate room for fear of contaminating any
of my family; that I should drink plenty f
milk, take the medicine regular, and come to
see them occasionally, whichd did. I did not
get any benefit from' the treatment, and, as I
was afflieted with what was supposed to be an
Incurable and contagious disease, I was
greatly discouraged. About thb time I read
in a paper of Mrs. Little, Casino Club,
Mount Pleasant, who was cured of eon
sumption by Dr. Shade, so I began the min
eral treatment for consumption Kt once last
fall. Of course I had no complaint to make
of the treatment I received at the infirmary,
for I have no doubt they did all that human
skill could do for me with their method of
treatment. For four ye?ra I took treatment
no where else than at the infirmary. I felc
justified in discontinuing treatment, as they
impressed me there was but little If any hope
for a cure, which their actions and answers
to my questions inferred. I began improv
ing under Dr. Shade's treatment. My eons n,
desired me to accompany her to the Infirm
ary, as she had never been there before and
desired to have treatment for some eye or ear
trouble. While there I was called in mv turn.
I was in a dilemma scarcely knowing what to
do; however, I obeved. not earing to inform
them that I was under the treatment of an
other physician. The head doctor looked at
my throat and remarked, 'Why, what an im
provement in your case, your throat is much,
better and on a fair way to recovery.' The
other doctors who were present ail joined in.
the opinion that my throat was much betts'-.
I did not tike to tall them that I had been
under Dr. Sbade's treatment for sons time
already and that my throat was better man
it had been for years before. I had
merely accompanied my cousin, aa she had
never been at the infirmary before, and did
not care to go alone. This is the way it oil
happened, and I did not expect the doctors
to examine my throat, as I had not been there
for some time, or I would not have gone with
my cousin. Now my throat is well. In fact.
I have had no trouble with my throat sinoo
October last. I took treatment from Dr.
Shade for about five months, my throat has
not been so well for many years.land I have
never enjoyed better health in all my life. I
heartily recommend Dr. Shade to everybody."
This interview raveals the fact that the
local medical fraternity would be more
successful in treating infectious diseases like
scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhoid fever, pneu
monia, and consumption if they understood
Dr. Shade's method of using his mineral
treatment, which breaks up the soil and
arrests all diseases that arise from, a germ.
Dr. Shade will give all the information de
sired through the proper channels, if the
local profession reverse their decision that
"they don't want to know." J. W. B.
of the District to participate. January 9 la
the date set for the annual full-dress reception.
Notes from the Commands.
Private Joseph Ligon King, Company C,
Fourth Battalion, has been transferred to
Company B, Third Battalion. Thi3 transfer
will be followed by his appointment as ser
geant major, Third Battalion. .-
Private George Holston, Company C, Third
Battalion, bas been honorably discharged on
his own application.
Second Lieut. Arthur Carr, Company C,
Third Battalion, who is a football enthusiast,
is disabled by an injury received in a recent
Lieut. W. M. Birehard, Company C, Tnird
Battalion, has developed Into a hustling news
paper man, collecting news for several promi
nent Pacific coast newsoapers.
Lieut. L. D. Rotramel, inspector of riflo
practice, Fourth Battalion, who is on leave,
has lost his wife. He has the sympathy ot
all the staff and officers of the battalion.
Private John Balger, Company A,. Fourth.
Battalion. ha3 been discharged on his own.
William Eckstein, Company B, Second Bat
talion, has been transferred to the Fourth,
William T. Turley, first sergeant, Company
C, Fourth Battalion, has aoplied for an hon
Qrm. Kingsley, of the Fourth Battalion, is
off again on a business trip. His leave is for
Sorct. Major Jacobs, of the Fourth Bat
talion, has been called to Wisconsin by tha
serious illness of his brother.
Tho Light Battery had visitors at then-regular
meeting Wednesday night. They wero
from Battery A. Missouri National Guard,
stationed at St, Louis. The visitors were
much pleased. Three reeruit3 were also
Frank A Gallis, Company A, Second Bat
talion, has gone to New York. It Is probable,
that he will locate there permanently.
Capt. Edwards, Company A, Second Bat
talion, will receive his company New Year's
at his home, 911 F street northeast.
Company B, Second Battalion (Morton Ca
dets'), gives its annual dance at Haines Hall,
Pennsylvania avenue and Eighth street south
east, next Friday evening.
Company A, First Battalion, holds its
smoker tho evening of December 17, and
Company C gives its hop in February.
In Company B, Third Battalion, the follow
ing promotions have been made: Sergt. F. A.
Doney, to be first sergeant; Corp. A. C. Eno,
to be second sergeant; Private Edwin Kiddle,
to bo fourth sergeant; Private Gustav?
Escher, to be corporal; Private John S. Whitt,
to be corporal, and Private J. A. Norris, to Da
The Proper Sequence.
"Is It still tho cu3tom in this country to
reach for your gup to back It up after you.
Have called a man a liar?" asked a tourist.
"It air not, stranger," replied the early
settler, "and it never wnz. It has aHers been,
tho custom in the best society of YoHer Dog
to reach fur the "gftn fust." Indianapolis
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