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THE -WASimraTOIiSr TIMES, S TODAY, APRIL 14, 1895.
JLMDBEMENTS. EW $ THEATER EK8TER WEEK Six Nights an Saturday Matinee, Commencing - Monday, Kpril CroTmins Triumph of Dramatic Jamais, FANNY Announces the First Presentation Hero of Her Superb Production of ARDOU'S FAlvNY DAVEXPORT AS GISMONDA, Supported by n Specially Selected Cast, Headed by Melbourne MaoDowell JIlss Davenport's portrayal is commended for AstoniBhinx Ranee ojfDrarnatic Power, for Presentinc a Woman Fasclnatinc Almost to a Sonl- Lnslaving Sense. Tho Play is Indorsed ior Originality and Literary Merit. m- Thrilling: and Masterful Situations. Strenuous Intensity of its Story. The Production Is Deraldod for Massive and Classic Grandeur, Color Pocras and Wealth of Cos tnrainp. Voinpt nons AtroosPhcro of Eastern Lifc Prices, $2, 1.50, $1, nnd 50 ct& NextWoek-MISS ADA REHAN. KERNAN'S LYCEUM THEHTER Special Easter Matinee To-morrow at 2. HERE'S A GOOD THING THE COMPANY Presentingan Agsrezatlon of Sensa tional Novelties, Including 12 Impertel Japanese Stars 12 Direct from tho Mikado's Court 10-Retinei Specialty Acts 10 Introducing Artiste from every Clime. The R!licking Burlesque Replote -with Clever Comedians, Gorgeous Cos tumes and Pretty Girls. Japanese Living Pictures A 2?0Tlty of High Degree. 10 SHAPELY MODELS 10 Direct Importation by this Company. 4B& SAM T. JACK'S EXTRAVAGANZA CO. Next Baseball ! Baseball 1 Championship Game, Friday, April 19th, "Washington vs. Boston The game la detail. Every play illustrated on the Stags. See iJannEor Kernaa's Sew System. The score by innings of all National League Games. Qrand Qpera House. EDWARD H. ALLEN, Manager. Five Nights and Two Matinees. And complate Company from Theater de Vau deville, Paris, under the direction of ABBEY, SCHOEFFEL &. GRAU. JIOXDAY, TTESDAY. "WEDNESDAY MATI NEE AND WEDNESDAY UIGUT, Thursday evening, Friday evening, MA COUSINE. DIVORCONS. Saturday Matinee, SAPPHO. Prices, $2.50, S2, SL50, 1, and 50c Next Week-STUART ROBSON ACADEMY-TO-NIGHT. MISS ANNA EVA FAY IN A RELIGIOUS ILLCSTKATED LECTURE ON Spiritualism and Theosophv. Ecsorved seats, ba'cony, 25c; Orchostra Chairs, DOc, Box office open Irom 1 lo 5. BUTLER'S !Suer Scats 25c and 50c EASTER MON DAY MATINEE. This Week EDMTND COLLIER in THE CROSS ROADS OP LIFE. JAOK McATJLIFFE, champion Lightweight of the -world, and JACK BOLAN, in four scientific bouts at evory performance. Next Wfiot The Great SUE CO. PLANKED SHAD AT Marshall Hall TO-DAY. Steamer Chas. Macalester, "Will Leave Seven tb-street "Wharf at 11 a. m. and 2:20 p. m. TAKE, ltOUND TRIP 25c DINNER, 75 CENTS. apC-tf GRAND EXCURSION - ao RICHMOND, VA.. Saturday, May 4, 1895. Train -vrfll leave B. & P depot Saturday night, Slay 4, at 11 p. m. Returning, Trill leave Rich mond Monday evening at C p. m. ROUND TRIP $2.50 CHILDREN under twelvo) $1.50 al4.21-2S-m2-3-4 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY vs. GEORGE town, Tuesday, April 16, "Wednesday, April 17, at Georgetown Campus; game ceiled at A p. m. el4-3t ADD DIED IS COMING TO THE THEATERS Few, If nny, minstrel companies are fcetter Vuwn lo tho theater-goers of this city UtanGeorge Tliatcherana CarrollJohn eou's minstrels, who will appear at tho Academy to-morrow night. AS lo the abil ity of these clever find popular exponents of minstrelsy to entertain an audience there can be little doubt, especially to those who have witnppsed their performance on Eome previous occasion. It has ever been their aim and ambition to furnish an entertainment that will far surpass the ordinnry micttrel off cringe, and with this end in view have, as in the pafit, succeeded in arousing the most favor able comments frcm both press and public. The organization which they will bring to this city will, in points of elegance, novelties, beauty and splendor, surpass anything we have yet teen. The first part is an atttmpl at scenic magnificence rarely achieved in minstrelsy, and the rising of the curtain will disclose a spectacle of splendor, brilliantly illuminated with beau tifully colored electrical effects that havo been especially devised for this company. If you want to see a performance that will highly interest and amuse you, go to the Academy of Music to-night nnd see Anna Eva Fay. This will probably b3 Miss Fay's last appearance in "Washington in a number of yearn, and those who have not had the pleasure of witnessing one of her remark able entertainments will miss a rare treat. Her seances appeal only to the intelligent, and the many remarkable things that she does in a brilliantly lighted stage, in plain view of tho audience, arc almost incomprehensible. She rivals llerman, and pleases her audience quite as much, as all that she does is accomplished under the scrutiny of a committee appointed by tho audience, who try in every possible man nor to detect her in any trickery. As yet their effortB have been useless, And why not, when some of the ablest scientists of both continents havo failed in like manner? It is difficult to tell how she causes flowers to appear in space, how tho talking band is made to answer questions, how an uimeon baud plays musical instruments, and many other strange und wonderful thing are done. These are facts that be wilder, and whether what she does Is done by the lUd or "spirits" or can be ac counted for naturally, amount to nothing, so long as they are accomplished und no one the wiser. " No woman in America has worked harder Utli "winter Uwh Fanny Davenport, who has mode the greatest success of her career wlUi Rardoo's iateat piay, 'GiFmoiidR," and of wntch this eBlerprisiiig actress con trols tn American rights. It will be pre sented for Uw first time In this city Mon day at the National Theater, and Miss Dav enport wBl bring her entire production without change of any kind. "Wbctt the piece was originally read by Hardou to bta Paris company, tlterc were many ooniraeHto that will Illustrate the ef fect It had upon the old players who heard it. "TWs Is a piece to make the rafters shake," crk-d Gliitry. "It will be now or never," said Monte grey. It remained for Fanny Davenport to oiitstttt it "GlMnoiKla," wind! was adopted by Sardofl instead- of "The Duchess of AUmus," which he had at first decided on. "When Miss Davenport was cecn recently in lurr dresfcing room, she taid: "Yes, I am charmt-d with 'Glemuuda,' and am not sur prised at the lawlng impn-Pilon it lias made. Two years ago Sardou poke to me of tfife piece when 1 was in Paris. He submitted his scenario:. I chose tho present on which takes place, as you know, in Alliens between the years 1205 A. D. and (11C4 A.,p.. hud Sardou afterwards de cided upon VC"" ' "It begins when Constantinople was first taken by the Crusaders, and ends with the return of the Turks. My role is that of the last Duchess of Athens, widow of Neno II., and Regent during the minority of Francetco. Without depriving the subject of its interest, I can say the role calls for the portrayal of emotion, mater nal tenderness, love, a very touching psycho logical study of the heart which loves and yet holds back from loving, mixed with the absolute -eliglous sentiment of the times. "Then what costumes and what a stttipg Botticelli and Carp&cio transported to Athens. Lords, noble ladles, falconers, Tieralds and others, all coming down ttije feep sides of the Acropolis. The su "pers are most important, and the crowds will Jive In memory- as only Sardou can make them live. The action Ib rapid, skillful, "exciting; the style nervous, concise, epi grammatic. Nothing superfluous no dragging just think of the original read ing only lasting two hours." Miss Ada Reban is underlined at the New National for the week commencing April 22, in the famous heroines of Shake spearean comedy. Monday and Tuesday she will appear as Julia in "The Two Gen tlemen of Verona;" "Wednesday evening as Katherine in "Taming the Shrew;" Thursday as Annls in "Love on Crutclies;" Friday evening and Saturday matinee, Juliana in "The Honeymoon;" Saturday evening, Nancy in "Nancy and Company." Manchester's French Folly Company will be the attraction at the Lyceum this week. The entertainment presented by tills famous organization Is composed abso lutely of novel features. The two new burlesques are given especial attention this season, and the challenge olio is su perior in every detail. The curtain rises on tho original bur letta entitled, "Bradley's Fourth of July," followed by an excellent olio in which will, appear six Japanese novelty stars, de scribed as the oriental wonders, and come direct from the Mikado's court, Japan. Their act consists of acrobatic feats, jug gling and scientific balancing. Others who appear In this part of the programme are Van nnd Leslie, the refined sketch artists; May Adams, everybody's favorite, Clark and Vivian, vocalihta and danccre; Fitzgerald and Kelly, the representative Irishmen; Zella Clayton, the up-to-date comedienne, and Lowry and Hanley, the comedy boomers. A special feature of the performance will be an original series of Japanese living pictures. On Friday, April 19, which day will mark the opening of the baseball season with all of the National League clubs, Manager Koruan will inaugurate a new system of illustrating the game in detail from the stage of the Lyceum. The local "fans" who are interested in the make-up of the Washington club and who are anxious as to the ability of the new men will have a chance to follow their every movement against the Bostons, in which city the local club will open the championship sea son on the above date. Manager Kernan will also give the score by innings of all the National League games. The prices of admission will be 10 and 25 cents. Mme. Rejane comes to the Grand Opera House this week, after an uninterrupted series of brilliaut triumphs. Sho will bring with her the complete and excellent com pany from the Theater de Vaudeville in Paris. She will give five nights perform ances and two matinees. Mme. Rejano will presenton the first three nights or the week, and at the "Wednes day matinee, tho play which has made her famous, "Mme. Sans-Gene," following it with "Ma Cousine," on Thursday evening; "Divorcons," on Friday evening; and AMUSEMENTS. roway nines i-air PROM April 1 5 to April 25, At Naval Lodjje Hall, Tcurth and Pa. Me. a E. Special Attractions and Dancing every evening. Season Tickets, 25c. Single Admission, TOc KGADEMY SPEGIHL1 SEE RED AD. ON 1ST PAGE. "Sappho," at the Saturday mfc."nc0 " is confidently expected that the wlu. ' piemenc during her Washington engagemen her success in other cities. The fan that Mrs. Stuart Itobson uses in her husband's revival of "Sho Btoops to Conquer" is 125 years old, mado at the ex act time or the period or tho play. Tho silk nnd lace which cover it ate worn and faded with age. In tho tamo play Mrs. Itobsou wears a brooch that belonged to Marie Garr'CK, wife or tho great liltlo actor, David Garnet. Zl'c. and xurs. Bobson will appear next week at Allen's Grand Opera House. Among the new dramatic productions this season Is the "Cross Roads orLlfe,"arealistie melodrama, in five acts, which will be pre sented by Edmund Collier and a strong company at the Bijou Theater noxt week. Jack McAullffe, the champion lightweight pugilist of the world, will appear at every performance in a four-rouud bout with Jack Bolan, the clever lightweight of this city. a e B RECORD OF THE COURTS. Probate Court Justice Hagncr. Pro ceedings in estates as follows: Charles K. Nichols; petition of Ida S. Nichols for let ters of administration filed; order of pub lication returnable May 10; citation against resident kin. In re Robert H. HarriH; pe tition for guardianship of children of Samuel Proctor andAlicc Howard; proof of death and identity; appointment made; bond, $1,500. Mary A. Lee; order re stricting administrator to claim against Homer Lee. A. H. Evans; petition of Ma tilda C. Stevenson, daughter remaining, and requesting tho court to grunt letters of administration to "W. J. McGee filed. Charles Gessford; order setting off certain claims of Murphy & McClay against tho estate. Wm. E. Matthews; inventory of raonoy, $4,056, filed. Lucinda Hughes; order authorizing sale of personalty pub licity. Solomon Fowler; order appointing G. W. Fowler administrator; bond, $1,300. John L.. Hayghc; will admitted and Mary Jano Hayghe appointed executrix; bond, $400, given. Bertha Hacrlc; petition of Charles Hacrlc, husband, for probate and letters; will admitted and husband mado executor; bond. $200, given. John T. Coumbo; Anne M, nnd Albert T. Coumbo made ndtuinictratora; bond, $15,000. Fred erick Douglas; will proved, admitted to probate, and Ileleu Dougluu, widow, and L. II. Douglnss, son, appointed adminis trators, with will annexed; bond, $70,000; replication of Rosetta D. Sprague, answer orRosettaD. Sprague and assent or Charles It. Douglass. Eliznbtth Butey, guardian to Joseph H. nnd ElluRobinson; bond, $400. Robert D. Fljnn, en, guardian to Walter Flynn; order or appointment; bond, $300. Ann M. Jones; petition or next or kin ror appointment of Louis Shoemaker as ad ministrator, assent and affidavit of two next of kin filed. John R. Reynolds; appeal bond filed; waiver of citation on appeal and certificate of clerk. Circuit Court, Division 1, Justice Brad ley Scutt vs. "Washington and Georgetown Railway Company; new trial granted un less plaintiff remit $400. Downey et al. vs. Helphenstein; motion for new trial overruled and Judgment on verdict for plniutirr, $10,000 bond. Jay Paper Mnnufacturiug Company vs. National Economist PubluJiing Company; motion for security of costs granted. Hines vs. Georgetown Gaslight Company; motion for bill of particulars granted, defendant to plead within five dayB thereafter; motion for judgment and ror inquisition overruled. United States vs. Collins; defendant allowed twenty days to file additional pleas. Wlldman vs. Cincin nati Brewing Company; motion to quash return granted. Dean vs. Kopp; demur rer to declaration overruled, ten days to plead. Harris & Shafer vs. Lcighton; judgment by default. Allston vs. Law rence; motion for new trial overruled and Judgment on verdict for defendant. Key Bros. & Co. vs. Chnse; motlen for new trial filed. King & Bro. vs. Burnstlne; com mission ordered to issue to Charles L. Hutchinson to take testimony. Wildman tb. Cincinnati Brewing Company; leave granted plaintiff to amead declaration. Circuit Court, Division 2 Chief Justice Bingh.am. Yardley vc. Wilson; demurrer to plea in abatement, sustained with leave to defeadant to plead over in seven days; time extended ten days in which to give security for costs; motion for judgment overruled and exception voted. Moore vs. O'Leary; motion to quaste. writ of certiorari overruled and motion to quash attachment granted; cost attachment to be paid by plaintiff; Judgment affirraad and case remanded to Justice for execution. Deane vs. Stewart; motion for judgment under seventy-third rule sustained. Btrider vs. Morrison; motion for judgment sustained. U. S.vs Wheeler et al.; demurrer to rejoinder to replication, overruled. Richards ve. Duffy; motion for judgment overruled. Mackall ve. Richards; leavcgrantedexecutorsteappcar and defend suit. Rantdell et al. vs. Moyers; motion to set aside affirmance of justice of the peace judgmtnt, ovenuled. Moynahan vs. Devincy; motion for new trial overruled and Judgment on verdict. Bottineau vs. Crosby; motion for new trial filed. Laing & Wannan vs. B. & P. Ry. Co.; motion for new security sustained, bond to be filed in fifteen days. Draney vs. Gibbs; leave granted defendant to withdraw motion. McKinlay vs. Lynch et al.; motion for judgment overruled. Noonan vs. District of Columbia ot al.; judgment in certiorari. Mangan vs. District of Columbia; judgment or certiorari. Equity Court, Div. 1 , Justice Cox. Soper vs. Vaughn, leave to filo petition for re hearing, granted. Horning vs. Hood, leavo to amend bill, granted. Johnson v Church, William A. McKenney appointed guardian ad litem. Mockabee vs. Mockabee, Eale finally confirmed and reference to auditor ordered. Danenhowcr vs. Hood, leave to filo amended bill, granted. Collins vs. Thompson, time to take testimony limited to fifteen days. Hess & Co. vs. Hammond, time to taketestimotiy limited to forty-five days. Flpuner vs. Overman, time to take testimony limited to fifteen days. Riker vb. Riker, commission to get testimony in Providence, R. I., ordeicd to itfue. Bryan vs. Franklin, sale decreed, William H. Sholes appointed trustee to sell. Johnton vs. Johnson, appearance of absent deft, ordered. Colbrt vs. Brownell, injunction grouted. Polkinhorn vs. Clarke, Thomas E. Waggaman appointed receiver. Robinsen vs. Robinson, 25 allowed monthly, and proof ordered taken in scwenty days. Sackett vb. Eackelt, appearance of absent deft, ordered. No assignment. Criminal Court, No. 2, Justice Cole Raphil Behrmann, bigamy; bench warrant Issued. Frank Callahan, forgery; sen tence suspended, personal recognizance, $100 taken. James P. Freeman, forg ery; nolle pros, in two cases. Rinalds T. Cross, forgery; death suggested, suit abated. George A. Ball, embezzlement; sentence to Albany two and one-half years, warrant of removal. Thomas W. Jordan, violation of section 6467, R. S. U. S.; forfeiture of recognizance set aside upon payment of costs. Joseph A. Beam, murder; motion for new trial over ruled, derendant sentenced to be hanged July 26, 1SU5, between 10 a. m. and 1 p. m.; appeal noted and granted; citation accepted by U. S. attorney in open court; record without cost to defendant. George Lo Cointe, larceny; motions for new trial and in arrest of judgment filed. a s Special for Moiulny, Tuesduy and Wednes day. Every purchaser of one pound of our cele brated Thca-Nectar at 60 cents a pound, one pound of our-A. & P. Baking Powder at 45 cents or one pound or'A. & P. pure ground Pepper at 40 cents, will be given one or our beautirul Easter panels and their choice of the rollowing useful household articles: A decorated sugar box, a knife box, a glass sugar bowl, a glass butter dish, decorated cup and saucerandplate, decorated cuspidor, eight-inch plater, eight-inch napple, Tan ey plate, three-pint decorated pitcher, majolica pitcher, rose bowl, and various otherarticlestocinumerousto mention. This splendid otter for three days only Monday Tuesday and Wednesday atour main store, 501 and 503 Seventh street northwest, cor ner of E street. THE GREAT ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TEA COMPANY. Newton H. Bowman, Manager for D. C. apl4-3t Planked shad at Marshall Hall to-day. Macalester at 11 and 2 o'clock. !:i It Has Combined the Phonograph and KjneiosGopG. nrt CALLED THE. "KINTOGRAPH." It Will Enable a Humblo American Citizen to Sit in His Own Home and Both Seo and Hear Grand Opora The Great Inventor's Daily Lifo and Habits Great Future Schemes in Prospect The Wizard Talks. Copyright, 1805, by Bacheller, Johnson & Bacheller. A visit to Thomas A. Edison is sug gestive of a pilgrimage to tho haunts ot some mediaoval wizard. The Walpurgisnacht in Faust and the summit or tho Brocken seem tamo in comparison. Tho greatest Inventor that ovor lived has estab lished himself in a dell hidden among vagrant mountains in New Jeisey wilda. The neighborhood has no inhabitants with the excption or the 200 odd men whom tho Wizard employs in his incantations. Tho place is an eld deserted mine, once known as Ogden, but the rockabyo railroad with balky engines and wheezy, catarrhal cars that meander that way when the wind is not too strong, has christened it Ediron, There are buildiurs all over Edison, largo buildings that walk about the premises it you press a button. In fact, they rarely do anything at Edison without pressing a button. But one must know which buttons to press, for, although some tako you lo the opera, thero are others; When you reach tho place no one pays much attention to you. That is one of its dangerous fascinations. "If you stay there another minute," said nn unclean, nondescript object, very calmly, "you will broken into tmall pieces and carried underground." "But, can I see Mr. Edison?" "I don't know; the old man's around somewhere. Go to that red building." Easier said than done. For the big, red building begins to move timidly away the moment you get near it; stops when you stop, advances when you advance, and is altogether a will of the wisp of arch itecture. Finally It hove to and wc boarded. It is an office, nnd they pressed a button, found out Mr. Edison's exact location, said ho would bo along presently, and then began to break up mountairs. Breaking up mountains is a very simple process. It is begun, of course, by press ing a button. A huge boulder is detached rrom the solid rock, carried on a movable hod as large as a barn, dropped upon a pair or huge Iron wheelB and. shivered into cobblestones. The cobbles whirl aloft in trays or troughs, come down in dU6t, and the grains of Iron they contain are picked out; magnetically. A three-ton boulder Ib splintered into fino iron in three minutes, the ;jefuse going into the dust hole. i j Finally the-grtat Edison appeared. He was terribly dirty. He looked so far as attiro-is concerned, like a navvy. He was allrimt and dust. But his face wub that of a !Urighs, blue-eyed youth, bt'autirully blne-ea-d and smiling. Not until ho took his yllc ash-covered hat off, did the gray hair reveal that he is no longer young in years. His face is al most free from wrinkles. "We arc progressing, progressing," he said, when irfformrvi that his rejreat had lieeu invaded for the purpose of gcttins; In formation concerning the latest nnd the greatest of his inventions, the one which is being eagerly awaited and which very few have had a chance to see. That is the combinatien of the phonograph with the klnet)6sc"ope,Qie" contrivance to which Mr. Edison applied the term kinetograph on UiIb occasion. "The object ot this machine," he said, "is to afford the spectator two inventions in one. That Is, two senses are simul taneously appealed to. Suppose, we will say, an opeiu is Jo be reproduced. The phonograrji already repeats the sound. The kinetocea affords a view of themove ments,. Now, however, we wish to com bine the two, and combine them Tar more effectively than evr their distinct ele ments have heretofore been rendered by separate instruraents. "Thus, if one wished to hear and see the concert or tho opera, it would only be neces sary to sit down at home, look, upon a screen and see the performance, repro duced exactly in every movement, and at the same time, the voices of the players and singers, the music of the orchestra, the various sounds that accompany a perform ance of tills sort, will be reproduced ex actly The;end attained is a perfect illu sion. One'really hears and sees the play, because the conditions precedent to the suitable impressions upon eye and ear are obtained." Mr, Edlton's hearing has Improved very much in the past year, owing, perhaps, to his perfect physical condition. He spoke well and distinctly, and is never, apparently, asmuch impresTed with the wondersheper forms as are his workkmen. He wasaskedlf ordinary sightsnndscenes, the Pope in the Vatican, or a speech at a mass meeting, could bo as erfectively handled. "Far more easily," he replied; "that is the least dif f icultp art of the problem. Even now, the spectator could be treated to a per fect reproduction or Gladstone making a Bpeech to thollouseor Commons. This would be shown oriiresize, and, so rarasthe spec tator is concerned, would be the real scene. For every, word, every gesture or the grand old man, the gestures ot each spectator and the sounds made on the occasion would be reproduced exactly. And, of course, two hundred years hence, the same scene could bo thrown np at will a new way of recording hiEtory, you sec." "Isnot the mechanism very complicated?" "Not more so than that ot the klnctscope and the phonograph, and the difficulty now in the way istho adjustment of photographic apparatus in minute fractions of a second. Certain flashes or motion are caught in ten rorty-ninthe or a second. But in preserving them and in their reproduction, one or two obstacles are met with. The negative Itscir is very small-r-not much larger than your thumb nail. In reproducing these poBtures and movements great care is necessary in maintaining proportions. To throw upon a screen a sancs of move ments, each taking up an interval of time, not longer, pcfrhaps, than a fifth part of ten foity-nintha ot a second, and at the same time to insdre fidelity, is the problem. As it is, there' arc occasional distortions. If a movement in' the reproduction be not, so to speak, nn out consecutively, that is, ir, looked upon-as a change or posture it be not accurately1 photographed, although it occupied buT tho" two hundredth part or a second, the effect will be distorted. Hence the extrcmej; incety required in the tho extreme nicety required in the mechanism."' It would, of course, be out ot place here to enter Into any detail connected with the operation and theiechanlsm ot the phono graph. That invention has been explained over and over again. So, too, ot the kineto scopc. But it may bo stated that the com bination of the two involves instantaneous action in harmony of the two; this is, on the surface, an easy matter. The principlo upon which it is effected, theoretically, is also well known. In fact, tho general mind has been pretty well saturated with information on the subject. But as for the mechanical difficulty, with which Mr. Edison is contending, it has remained un ttiought of. So the .great discovery lingers on the threshold of its accomplishment, in fact. Butitwillnotlingerlong. Electricity knows no Lucy. "Perhaps by to-morrow," Bald Mr. Ed ison, "we may perfect the machipery. Perhaps we shall have to work another year upon it. In truth, It is a very sim ple matter. It consists merely In adjust ing thoroughly understood principles to a new contrivance made up of old contriv ances. Were it not that we have such infinitely small sections of time to deal with there would be no difficulty at all. But, as I have told you, we know how to overcome the difficulty. We simply lack practice." "Does it make any difference of what nature the representation to be produced is?" "At present, yes. In time, however, It will not. The reproduction of such sights and sounds as those enacted In the opening of Congress would be very easy. 'juio spectator coual sit uowii in his draw ing room or office and haye the whole scune enacted in front of him. Nor would any special apartment or any particular preparation be necessary. But, with a grand opera, it would be more difficult. One must exercise great care in securing the ensemble. "There are myriads of de tails connected with the tones, the ges tures, the dress, the colors, the light, and such like. It is proposed to give tlicec with scrupulous fidelity. Hence the temporary cessation of progres?. Although we could give all these Impressions with comparative exactness, It Is Intendd to bo perfectly faithful to the original. It never does to perpetrate a half perform ance. It is disappointing and apt to shako confidence in an invention. For myself, I have no doubt whatever of tho outcome. Before many years wo will have grand opera in every little village at ten cents a head. And the very highest grand opera you will hear and see Pattl in your own parlor. She will be heard a hundred years atter her death, and seen, and will move and thrill her auditors in 3010. Tho President's Inauguration can be treated iu the same way. Pope Leo and his car dinals may be seen and heard for unnum bered centuries to come." Mr. Edison's blue eyes lighted up with enthusiasm. "What a way to write history," ho repeated, echoing tho words ot his ques tioner. "Well, I had never thought of that particularly, aud yet it Is a way to write it, isn't it? How much more errectively one could convey to future generations an idea of the President than words and writing could. In fact, written records would cease to have their historical importance." Another use for the Invention, namely, the sentimental orje had ntOccurred toMr.Edison.eithor. Yctthemachineought to be welcomed by lovers it insures the per peesl presence of tho adored object. Has not the poet said: "Could I but hear her voice, "Could I but see her race; "Why do the gods deny the girts poor mortals long for most?" But Mr. Edison was not yet born in Camocn's time. "Yet," went on the wizard, "theso things are not as wonderful as they seem. It appears to me that the people gener ally are not keeping pace with scientific progress. What do you think of the idea of vaccinating land? That ex periment, I sec, has actually been made with success. The object of this process is to improve the quality or the soil. The law or diminishing returns, so long an important factor in political economy, is Uiub overceme. To explain the method employed so as to be comprehensible to the popular mind isnot easy. You ec, certain rootsof plants which flourish in inferior toils have been ascertained to nourish a parasite. These parasites afford tho plant through their organio functions, strength and vitality. In return the parasites ar fed and sustained by certain properties or the root. One sup ports the other and the two together have a decided crfect upon the soil in which they grow. Now this process of nature has been successfully applied by science. What we may term an agricultural miss is obtained and tho impoverished soil Iito which it is introduced is almost at once bettered The process Is permanently rertilizing and cannot fail to efrect, in time, a revolution in rarm ing." Hero a button was pressed somewhere in the remote regions and Mr. Edison has tened away. The "Plant," as he calls the weird ajglomeration at Edison, is being en larged rrom day to day. In about six weeks it will be completed and to-day has a very strange look. It contains the only stone breaker in the vmrld or its extraordinary kind, it will reduce a mountain or ordinary size to dust in one day. There arc telephones everywhere aad phonographs ror making memorandaconnected with the desks. There are no houses, no caudles or lanterns. Labor is reduced to a minimum. A day's toll con sists largely in preasiug a series or buttons. And they never think this extraordinary in the queer place. Even the '.prentice boys are very scientitic. They release the giant forces of natu re and hold t ham in check agitin. Edison is the Nimrcd of this electrical game reserve, with hispackrunningandgamboling all about him. EMANCIPATION DAY. Chairman Smith Rajorts Ob th Subject of Stands and Dcrstiens. Yorick W. Bmith, chairman or the com mittee on platforms and decorations for the Emancipation Day parade on Tuesday next, has submitted his report for the building of the large stand in Lincoln Park. It will be one of tho largest stands ever erected on this spot, and will seat 400 persona. Chairs have very kindly been loaned by Mr. Moore, the East Washington furniture dealer, and everything possible done for the comfortof the occupants. The statue of Abraham Lincoln will be handsomely decoratsd with American flags and bunting brought from the War De partment. Aside from the regular speeches and services held on that day, there will be a grand memorial service in honor of the late lamented colored leader, Frederick Douglass. a Ttenl Instate Trannferft. Deeds of real estate were filed yesterday for record as follows: William H. Brooker and wife to Emma Toliver, part lots 4 and 5, sec. 7, Barry farm, $10. William R. Burgess and wire toR. C. Lohmeyer,lot67, Hill sub., square 753, $10. R. N. Burrhus to Adolph Adler, lot 11, Croissant's sub., square 922, $10. E. W.BradTord to Martha J. Wrightman, lots 11 and 12, block 4, Marshall, $10. Solomon Carr to Theodore A. T. Judd, partlot 77, Acker's sub., square 861, subject to $1,500 bond, $10. Edward F.Davis and wife to JohnCrilly.partlotsll and 12, block 10, Bloomingdale, subject to $5,600 trust, $11,250. B. G. Drury C.G.Emack.truateostoImmaB.Fitzgerald, lot 51, Groff'ssub., squar 190, subject to $2,500 trust", $4,600. Charles E. Fairman and wife to Margaret Ragan, lot 7, Acker'B sub., square 861, $1,500. Annie Haven ner to Lillie Straus, all int. in lots 501 to 505, Fox sub., Chicester, $10. Josephine T. Noyes and husband to John C. Witel, lot 28, Partello sub., square 866, subject to $1,440 trust, $10. James Bobbins and wife and JamesE. Miller and wifetoJonuE. Hammond, lot 30 .block 3, Eckington, sub ject to $3,000 trust, $4,700. Joseph F. ScaggsandW.D. Hoover, trusteestoSoIomon Carr, lots 64 to 69, Scaggssub., $4,962.40. William T. Salter and wife to S. T. Salter, part lot 9 , sec. 8, Barry farm, $10. Nannie J Sheehy and liueband to Charles White, lot 28, McGuire's sub., square 624, $20. A . J. Tallent to Joseph F. Shepperson, part original lot 5, square 296, $75. Charles White and wife to J. J. Sheehy, lot 28, McGuire's sub., square 624, $20. W. T. L. Wcech and wire to L. B. Piatt, lot 139, Duvall'BBUb., square 510, subject to $700 trust, $10. T. E. Waggaman and wire to J. Gettings, lots 41 and 42, block 7, Cleve land park, $10. e llHtnto of Charles K. Nichols. Mrs. Ida S. Nichols yesterday applied for letters of administration upon the es tate of her husband, the late Charles K. Nichols. Besides herself, his hcirs-at-law are brothers living at a distance, one being in Australia. Mrs. Nichols reckons the personalty or the estate worth $3,100, against which there are debts amounting to $300. $100 Reward, $100. The reader or this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positivo cure known to the medical rraternUy. Ca tarrh being a constitutional dlseaso, re quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying tho foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the con tltutlon and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it rails to cure. Send for testimonials. Ad dressP. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio. Sold "by Druggists, 75c. AUTHORITY Dr. Walker, the Specialist, Talks On Sukjsots Important to the Community. Overworked Nervous Organizations Make the Just and Unjust Alike Liable to Disease. It is an admitted fact by all profound thinkers and close observers.said Dr. Walker to a Post reporter, who had called upon him professionally, that consumption is not a question of lung disease so much as it Is one of constitutional depravity and the lack of retistance. Especially ia this true when the disease is firstdeveloping. The wasting, the general weakness, the easy fatigue, the painful tiredness of the whole body on the slightest, exertion, the bbortnefcs of breath, which is out ot all proportion to the amount or lung Involved, the flushed cheek aadfever an night approaches, the loan or appetite, tho unusual censitiveness to ihangtM in the weather, all point plainly to the fact that the general constitution is at fanlt from the beginning of tho diueara and ia fact, long before any pronounced symp tomsarc noticeable. ComsumptioiDS, there fore, a wasting disease notonly of tbeluagfi, but of the whole body. The patUmt may have considerable strength, but this ha no staying qualities. It ia easily spent and the wholecourseofthediseaseiDdirsteea serious errorin that portion of the body which haato do with the accumulation and distribution or energy. TUerc is no longer any doubt among scientists that the fault resides in the nervouB system. The sufferer from lung trouble may be likened to a man that is boderinx on financial bankruptcy. "Viththe former it is a question of spending too much vital capital, while with the financier itisa question ofspending too much moneyed capital. Now with these conditions alike whatiatobedone? Canthefinancierexpect any possible relief if he continues his ertrav gance? No. He must in order to save him self, do one or two things, he must Increase his income or restrict his expenses. If he does both he will redeem hlmsrif in a short time. The same principle of treatment applies to a person who is suffering from a wasting disease of whatever natu re. 1 n order to get well he muststp the vital waste and Improve bis physiological capital. That thiscan be done is noloagera question. The thousands or autograph testimonials on filo at Dr. Walker's office is conclusive proof ot this. The following is one of many vol untarily eiven by a grateful patient: Mr. George Griffin, a fireman at the Shoreaam Hotel, and who resides at 1109 E street southwest, says: "I have teen a constant sufferer from nervousness and general debility since 1SS1. Although I havo tried dozens of doctors, both lu this city and elsewhere, I can truthfully say I never received the slightest benefit until I called, on Dr. Walker, the specialist. When I went to other doctors and toid them I was suffering from extreme nerv ousness, dizziness, loss or memory, flut tering "and palpitation of the heart, de spondency and depression of mind, in ability to fix the mind for any length of time on one subject, general seme of weakness, lauguor, dullness snd Exhaus tion, with lack of ambition and energy and disiuclinatiom for physical or mental effort, they did not seem to understand. I spent over 5200 In trying to get well before coming to D r.' 'Walker',' and' now in only a week's, time I feel better than I have for eight years." Now , it is a sad fact that some physi cians pretend to regard this complaint lightly and assure patients tkat no injury will follow. This Is false, and the phy sician who raakes such a. statement docs so because he knows absolutely nothing eitmerof the disease or Its treatment. iris a most serious diseass, a danger ous condition to be in, and its consequences to life and health are incalculable. Every sufferer knows full well that it is no triv ial complaint which Is slowly but surely sapping his very lifo, which he feels day by day is exhausting his strength, paralyz ing his energies and readering him weaK and inefficient as a- man, darkening all his future with gloom and despair, aud learing him a mere wreck semblance as it were ot the strength aud vigor he formerly possessed. Such a man is con stantly conjuring up before his mind's eye irrepressible phantoms of trouble or misfortune he is prone to look on the dark side ot every picture, exaggerates each trivial disappointment into a dire calamity and is subject to fits of de spair. The moral of this is for sufrerers to seek a cure now , while the disease is curable, and not wait until it reachss an incurable or hopeless stage. The disease is a cura ble one, but Tequires great skill and ex perience on the part of the physician. Dr. Walker, the spscialiit, who, by study and Investigation, thoroughly understands this class of diseases, and who, by long experience and continuous success, has discovered the perfect treatment to cure, is the physician to whom sufferers should apply. The absolute certainty with which lin gering and long-standing diseases yield to his skillful treatment is simply meer velous. Ordinary aifections. such as catarrh, dyspepsia, constipation, palpita tion or the heart, dizziness, kidney and liver complaints, hemorrhoids, blood diseases, female complaints, neuralgia, and all af fections, of the throat, lungs, heart, liver, stomach &c are cured almo6t like magic by Dr. Walker's methods. It Is In curing those most serious diseases, such or par alysis, sorofula, nervous debility, brain ex haustion, nervous prostration and the many other terrible forms of nerve dis orders that the great and wonderful skill of this most successful physician is best made manifest. Thousands othopelefs and despairing sufferers have been perfectly and completely restored to health and trength. Let your complaint be what it will, whether some ordinary form of dis ease, which has become chronic, and baf fled your family physician, or those most serious diseases which are undermining your strength, prostrating your vifailty, and fast hurrying you toward a prema ture grave, do not hesitate to call on Dr. Walker. He makes absolute no charge for consultation. It is a sad fact, which many realize, that the high fees charged by most physicians are a very serious burden upon patients, especially when "the cost ot having their prescriptions rilled is added. Dr. Walker'3 fees are within the reach of all. and he furnishes all his own medicines. Men suffering from loss of capacity as a result or overwork, mental worry, or past rallies avd excesses are quickly re stored to sound, vigorous manhood by Dr. Walker's treatment. Dr. Walker may be consulted free of charge, personally or by letter. His well known sanitarium at 1411 Pennsylvania avenue, adjoining Willard's Hotel, is open daily Tor consultation and treatment. Or fice hour. 10 a. m. to 5 p. m,; Wednesday and Saturday evenings. 7 to 8; Sundays, 10 to 12. Charges ror treatment ycry low. All interviews and correspondence sa credly confidential. No cases made pub lic without consent of patients. Good Templar Eutcrtalnmcnt. The Independent Lodge, No. 14, 1. O. G. T., met Friday night at Odd Fellows Hall, M street northwest. Mrs.Bailcy, the Grand Vice Templar of tho International Su preme Lodge of the world, addressed the meeting. The usual large attendance was surpassed by greater numbers than were ever witnessed at any previous meeting. Mr. Fred Dunbreth was in the chair. The following programme was arranged and ex ecuted with great eclat: Vocal solo, by Mr. and Mrs. Frcar; music, J. C. Wilson and L. Lawrence; recitation, Mr. Cole; instrumental solo, Miss Eenner; recitation, Elsie Hopkins, of Crystal Fountain Temple; vocal solo, L. Lawrence; recitation, Mr. Wright; remarks, by Mrs. Bennett; reci tation, Miss Springer; remarks, by Mr. Maupin; vocal selections, Mr. Drauo, re marks, by J. C. Van Vleck, Right Worthy Grand Marshal of the World; recitation, by Mr. Kingsburry. o Tho annual clearing sale of carriages, traps, buggies, Surreys, etc., etc., at S. J. Meeks' carriage repository will commence Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a. m. Gooda on exhibition Monday. Thomas Bowl ing, auctioneer. Fitting's our Forte. You Men Who are -wearing clothed produced by lis to-day-, know what it is to be clothed faultlessly. Your clothes fit right, hang without a wrinkle, feel comfortable and look like a fashion plate. If we're not YOUR tail ors, nfake. us so. Drop In to-morrow. Look: around sea the cloth the beat weavers in tho world have sup plied us with for thissprlng'3 trade. There's not a finer showing- to be seen. That we can make your clothes to your entire satlsfac-' tlon our former productions prove our Guarantee assures. All OUR work is done here in town by our own tailors men who work fof their interest when they work for ours. They're un der the supervision of the firm, which is in itself a guarantee of good work. You can pay $15 or $50 for a suit here. MAG & F1TZ, C. R. McLaughlin. M. P. FIrzslmnions. "Nlnety-flTe Tailors." Successors to Wananaiieri Brown. 1003 Pa. Ave. Award of Prizes The judges appointed to award the prizes for the six best srtldes, written by & lady, on Pillsbury's Best Flour Have dselded as follows: First Prize, $10, Mrs. FEvDALL -ALEXANDER. 1G43 30ch et, Gtorseteirn. "Ainai aoit iL" Second Prize, $5, Mrs. W. II. BACEB3, Washiasten, D. C "Once triad always preferred." Third Prize, $4, Mrs. S. E. ADSEfS, 11? 7th st n. e. "Veritas." Fourth Prize, $3, Mrs. DAKWEi "WBAVEE, 4M I9tfa at 3. a. The flour of the family." Fifth Prize, $2, Mrs. KATE XL LA TOURKTTE, 1382 New Tori sto. "o. 156T.n Sixth' Prize, $ 1 , - Mrs. WM. M. BOBB, 924 Feans. avo a. . The houawife faTorit" The prizes haye all ben mulled to tne addresses cltn in the tealed enTel opos. L. H, Wieman, General Agent for PiHabory's B3t Floor, , 21G 10th St X W. WASHINGTON MEDICAL & SURGICAL INSTITUTE, 602 F Street Northwest, , Washington, D. C. Treats all chronic, nervous, and Wood diseases, alcoholism and opium habit SEECIALTT Kidaay and Bladder Trouble, Piles, Fistula, Stricture, &c PKIVATE Diseases positiiely and perm, nently cured. Lost Manhood restored. Consultation free. Office hours, 9 to 12 a. m.; 3 toS p. xn I I Elf FNNFREC ICF ! E Iu Start the season right the product of nature nas never been equaled by the art of man. We deliver pure Kennebec Ice.and our white wacons NEVER DISAPPOINT. GREAT FALLS IGE C0.f j 924-Pa. Ave. 'Phone 372. I I ICE :ICE E E Business Men Golnjc to nnltlmore. Preliminary to the great centennial cela hration and exposition to he held in Baltimore in 1S97, an important step will he taken on ilonday next, when the Balti more Centennial Association will hold the formal exercises ratifying the selection ot Clifton Park as the site for the coniin? event of so much importance in the history or the city. The association have extended an invita tion to bo present on this occasion to the directors of the "Washini;ron Board oC Trade and the members of the advisory-committee of the District ot Columbia, and have placed at tho disposal of their guests a special car to be attached to the train leav ing "Washington via the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad, iTonday morning, at 11 o'clock, the return to be made on the tram leaving Baltimore at 5 48. It ia expected that a number of promlnenfc business men and others wilt avail them selves of the courtesy of the Baltimore Cen tennial Association. The members of tho advisorv committee for the District oC Columbia, are as follows Messrs. B. H. "Warner, John "W. Ross, Lawrence Gardner, Theodore Sv. Xoyes, Benah "Wilkins, John G Slater, C. G. Conn, John Joy Ed3on, S. W. "Woodward, John B. Wight. G. G. Hubabrd. Charles J. Bell, Alexander D. Anderson, and Scott Towers. a Robberies Reported to the Pollo. Mrs. Martha BJ. "Wheeler of 608 Third street, northwest, reported to police head quarters yesterday that oa the 10th in stant, while walking through the Smithsoa Ian grounds, an unknown man stole a rata aDle lady's gold watch from her. Mr. Daniel P. McKhn of the B. &. O. depot, reported stolen from--frelght caj No. G8810, while in Anacostia on the lOta instant, two suits of clothes, and one pal? I of pants.