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11 AMUSEMENTS. ACADEMY BEGINNFXG Rfl A V I WEDNESDAY, IV! M I I. EIGHTH SEASON OF THE HINRIGHS ORRND OPERH CO., Intelligent Interpretations by Renowned Art ists nt I'opular Price. Tho Company has boon solocted with great earo&nd comprises tho following well-known nnmos: lime Sol ma Koert- Slg. GInscppe Cam- Krcnold, pnnari, Mine. Mario Van Lau- (specially engaped.) leren. Mons A. L. Guillo, JiiisB-Kathorino rioming. Sip Uauto Del I'-apa, MlssiljTta French, Sip. Fernando Mlche iliss Gortrudo Jsynuo- lena. berg, S!g Luaovico Vivian!, Hiss Helen Schuyler. Mr Warwick Ganor. ' REPERTOIRE: WEDNESDAY AND SATl RDAY NIGnTS, - CARMEN. THURSDAY NIG ITT, FAUST. FRIDAY NIGIIT. LA GIOCONDA. SATURDAY "MATINEE, ROMEO AND JULIET. Grand Chorus and Orchestra. Uudor the able direction of MR. GDSTAV HIN R1CHS. rrPrLAR TRICES SI, 7. c, 50c, and 25c. f-eats now on sale at Box Oflice, nhoro Reper toire Cards and Prospectus Books can bo pro cured, - Next woek complete chango of Eopirtolro. 10 LYCEUM 9 THEATER. Commencing To-morrow Kight at S, Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, The Coming Champion of the World, AND HIS OWN ATHLETIC AND VAUDEVILLE COMPANY, Composed Absolutely of Novel Features. 25-HI6H-CLASS STARS 20 Also Introducing BILLY HENNESSY, Middle-weight Champion of New England. PETER LOWRY, Bantam-weight Champion of Ireland. NOTE The management will forfeit SI 00 to any man whom Maiier fails to stop in four rounds NEXT REEK: THE WATSON SISTERS' CO. Qranfl Qpsra UoUsb EDWARD H. ALLEN. Manager. APRIL 29, FIllfcT WEEKS TMrd Comedy Season. FREDERIC BOND And Company In Henry J. Byron's three-act Comody, SirSimple Simon Reserved Seats . ... 75. SO and 25 cents General Admission 25 cents MAY C Second -week "MONSEIGNEUR." ACADEMY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. Tho Opening Dato of the UlUIVllIwJ COMPANY Has been postponed until "Wednesday, May 1st. Presorting Slg Campanarl, Sig. Del-Papa, Slme. A an Cauterin, etc., in CARMEN Thursday FAUST Iriday (flrsttimo hero) LA GIOCONDA (With GUILLE ana CAMPANARL) Saturday Matinoo KOMEO AND JULIET Saturday fcijht : CARMEN ""Seats now Selling. Regular Popular Academy Prices. VEW NATIONAL THEATER. J- Last American Tour and Final Washing ton Engagement of IKENDAL (Direction ofDanieLFrchman.) And Their London Company. Monday Evening and Sat Mat , IMPULSE. Tuesday only time), IRONMASTER. W ed. and Sat. THE QUEEN'ij SHILLING. Thursday, THE SECOND MRS. TANQUERAY. Xnday (only time), A SCRAP OF PAPER, Regular Theatflr Prices. Next Week WILSON BARRETT. BASEBALL TO-MORROW AT 4.30 P. M. BROOKLYN vs. WASHINGTON. ADMISSION iS AND 50 CENTS. apSSt B FIXER'S BIJOU THEATER. Seats 15, 23 and 6. Matinees Tues , Thurs. and Sat. This woek a SZftfiOi production. Ed. F. Da Tis magnificent scenic production of the orig inal dramatisation of Mrs. Stowe's immortal ncnol Uncle Tom's Cabin. James H. Wullich next week. METZEROTT MUSIC nALL. Mayl. lS05,8p m. Emil E. Mori's Opera Comlque, Telemach. Cast of 17. Chorus of 20. Now Scenery and Costumes. Ballots and Transformations. Reserved seats at $1.00, SI. 75c and 50c. now at Metzorott's. General Admission, 50c SOLID COMFORT I CALL AND SEE IT or send for Catalogue. W. L PFEIFFER, 417 Eleventh StreetNorthwest. (Botween Pennsylvania Avenue and E Sf HYGIENl C HEALTHFUL. THE HARDEST THE BEST. iV-fZL a MADE OP PURE SPRING WATER Telephone!. Office 1123 F et. ant PETES MAHER COMING TO .THE THEATRES. In a recent Interview Jonn L. Sullivan Bald: "I consider Peter Mnber, tho Irish champion, the corning man. ITo is the hard est hitter in tuo ring to-day. Ills defeat at thehandsofFiteilnimonswasduetothefact ot his being a green young boxer, only twenty -one years of age, and even at that, If he bad bad the right man behind him, Fitzsimmons would never have been heard or again. It Is my opinion that O'Donnell will not last three rounds in front ofliim." Alaher will hold the boards at Kernan's Lyceum Theater this week, and it is safe to predict that the local sports will turn out en masse. Tho vaudeville portion of the programme is exceptionally strong, and in cludes Conley and Madden, this clever Irish comedians; Lew C. Metller, the prince of mimics; May Rhea, the charming vocalist; the Keegans.the re rincd comedy duo; Price and Mack, black-faced comedians; Campbell and Heard, the emperors or music, and the Mayo brothers, character Change artists. The Irish champion is nlbo accompanied by Hilly Uunnu&sy, the well-known middle weight, of Boston, and Peter Lowery, the champion bantam-weight of Dublin, Ire land. There will Ik matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The important musical event of the sea son is the appearance at the Academy, be ginning Wednesday, May 1, of the Ilin rich's Grand Opera Company. The sale or seats for this engagement has rar ex ceeded the expectations, and the open ing night will be witnessed by a large, brilliant aud representative grand opera gathering. The rollowiiig-uamed artists have been selected i3ig. Uuiseppe Campanarl. spe cially engaged from the Metropolitan Op era Company, New York; Mons. Guille, the phenomenal tenor; Mine. Krouold, a great ravortte; Mine, van Cauteren and her tal ented husband. Sig. Viviaui, both or the Metropolitan Company; Sig. Dante Del Papa, the new Italian tenor, also or the Metropolitan Company; Miss Katherine Fleming, the oung contralto; Sig. Mich Hena, Mr. Warwick Ganor. Myta French, Pietro Mascotte, William Bassett and others. The cJTorus and orchestra will be com posed mainly or the same people who par ticipated in last season's tucctt-s, and as before, will be'mider the skillful ditectiou or that able musician, Mr. Gustav Hin richs. "Carmen" will open the seasonon Wednes daj night, in which appear lime. Kro uold, Mnie. Van Cauteren, Sig. Compannn, Sig Del Papa, William Bassett and other. Thursday "Faun," with Van Cautereu, Fleming, Micheleua. Campauari, Vivianl, and Mascotti Friday night "La Gioconda," with a great cast, including most or the principal members. Saturday matinee, "Romeo and Juliet," with Miss French as Juliet, Sig. Micheleua as Romeo, Sig. Vivianl. Mr. Gauor, Messrs. Storey, Fred erichs. and Ma&cotti. Saturday night a repetition of "Carmen." Popular prices will prevail during the engagement. There is no advance over the regular popular price or the Academy. Repertoire cards and prospectus books are alwajs to be ob tained at the box office, where the sale of seats continues. Mr and Mrs Kendall, who are now making a rurewell tour of tiiis country, besrinthelast seven performances of "their last engage ment in Washington at the New National Theater to-morrow evening. It is doubtful ir ever before any two foreign dramatic nrlibtsi were taken up and made as much or by Amerlcjuis. jib have been the Kendals. Their career in America Is a most inter esting one, beginning as it did six years ago, when they madetheir first appear.incu in this city at tho New National Theater, undereondilionsthatmadebuecebs a matter solely dependent on their own individual ments. The programme for their farewell Washington engagement has been aiT.tnged. as follows. Monday evening and SaUmtay lnatlnei?, "ImpulEe;' Tuesday, "The Ironmaster;" "Wednesday, "The Queen's Shilling;" Thursday, "The Second Mrs. Tanciueray;" Friday. "A Scrap of Paper," and Saturday night, "TheQueeu'eShilling." Ed.F. Davis' colossal spectacular Uncle Tom's Cabin Company will appear at But ler's RUoti Theater this week. The Davis Company is paid to give a most powerful and intelligent interpreta tion of this touching masterpiece of dra matic fiction. Tho steamboat race is an extremely clever piece of stage realism that astonishes even old theater-goers. "Telemach," an opera comlque in two acts with intermezzo, by Pror. Emile B. Mori, or this city, will be produced for the first tune on the eveniug of May 1st, at Met7erott Hall, with a capable cast. "Telemach" is. it is claime d.pure and simple musical comedy, anil not a collection of musical reminiscences. The llberetto and the score are the work or Mr MorL "Telemach" was highly commended by Dr. Goldmark, the able critic,' who read the opera in manuscript rorm. The cast will be as follows- Telemach, Marie Hrandes; Melantho. Clara Rosary; Ulysses, A. II. Toting; Penelope, Mr. Ch. Stone; the three herders, Messrs. Thomas Barr. Ch. Dtilin and 111. Shaw, respectively; the prophet,. George V Johnson; Ettrynome. Helen Westrord; the Tour suitors or Penelope, Messrs. Venus, S. II. Wolff. William Ernst and Ed. Miller, respectively; a dancer, MissNanou Gatsberg; a tramp. William Edgar; a statue or the Goddeos Pallas Athene, Carola White; a herald, Marlon Wall. The ehonis will consist of twenty voices. The stage management under Mr. William E. Poulton Orhcestra and general man agement under the composer's persoual direction. aiEItHLY IlKMAItKS. The man who pawned his overcoat last February is now prepared toswaphistickct for a pair of bnowshoes. Atlanta Con stitution. The life or a Cuban revolutionist is not neco&sarily a happy one. Omaha Bee. A New Jersey farmer sells 13,000 quarts or milk a day, which he pro duces from thirty cows and a pump. This Ib quite an advertisement for Jersey cows and a great recommendation for the pump. Kansas City Journal. Strawberries begin to look as if a Florida winter had asreed with them, but appearances arc deceitful, for more acid, flavorless specimens have not been tasted. One lias to be a philosopher to bear the disappointment that goes with each basket or tiie pretty fruit. Boston Globe. About the only things some people have to :old them together are the-typucus In tiieli names. Ga lveston News. Only twenty-three days renmin in wliieli to jiet n Times Rift hook ivttu a mtmtbly subscription. .Better hubnoribe now". EXCURSIONS. PLANKED SHAD AT MARSHALL HALL SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1693. And overy Sunday and week day during April and May. STEAMER aiACALESTER LEAVES DAILY AT 10 A 31. On Sundays Steamer Chas. Macalcstor will leave fcerenth-street Wharf at 11 a. m and 2:20 p. in. Leaving MarshaU Hall 1U0 and 5:30 p. in. FARE, ROUND T1UP 25c DINNER 7Dc Ladies aro especially Invited on theso ex cursions. rami? rc GRAND INAUGURAL U1-X.A.UNU. - jjirst day ot tho i)th year. VIEW, To-day, Sunday, April 28. The Talaro Steamer SAMUEL J. PENTZ, to-day at 11 a. m. and 2:15 p. m. Tickets, 25c; Children, 15c. Chris. Arth, Jr's, Superb Band In continuous concert Homo at7 p. m. E. S. RANDALL, Sole Proprietor. GRAND EXCURSION TO RICHMOND, VA.. Saturday, May 4, 1895. Train will leave B. & P. depot Saturday night, 3fay4, at 11 p. m. Returning, will leavo Rich mond Monday evening at 6 p. m. ROINDTRIP $2.50 CHILDREN (under twclvo), S1.D0 ftU-21-2S-m.e-3-i SUMMER COMEDY SEiSOH Frederic Bond and Other Old Fav orites to Appear. Tnia Time They ,Will Tread tho Stage for tho Grand Opera House ia Popular Pieces. Again Washington theator-goers will bo treated to a round or comedy and farce that has so delighted them during the past two summers: IIC third annual o o medy sea son will begin at tho Grand Opera House to-morrow night. Fredoric Bond will headtho company, as here tofore, and will have numbered among his support Charles S. Abbe, W. R. Shirley, John Findiay, E. J. Lalor, Edwin Wallace, Maud White, Ada Curry, Agnes Findiay. Millie James, Carrie Moore, and Lloyd Curtis. Frederick Bond needs no introduc tion to Washington theater - goers. For the past two ruiii mers'ho has been at the National Capi tal, delighting brill iant audiences, with a round of the bpst characters m tho realm or polished light comedy, and (&ti?f much or the success fMtilf rr lm cnnnr.n, i i'fV-W. v ,,., uvuuifijo nun ivi'W ue"n uue to his un tirinc exertions. In addition to great Mr- FredTlc Bond. nntunU talent, a spleudid stage presence, and a pleasing pTsoimllty, he has had-the advantage of training and expeiicnco in -what are admittedly the foremost theatri cal organizations in the United States. Mr. Bond has the distinction of being tho only actor admitted to associate mem bership in tho National Capital Prc&s Club. Charles S. Abbo is weil known profes sionally, as well as by theatergoers gen erally. Ho was for some tini a promi nent member of I he Boston Museum stock company, and tho Wi training he while with he "received that or i ganization has proved to him of inestimable value. East sason rrs? - joineu ciiariei Mr Chas. S. Abbe. Frohm tin's forces and has since addai riesli laurels to his already well-earned reputation. In light comedV or character parts Mr. Abby always givea finished and clever performances. W. R. Shirley, who has been engaged to play the leading nialo juvenile parrs with pany, made his first wv 3g '& appearanco in this V? - countrv at tho tv- ,.M "Af v fr.T.nli it tt ()... ..me Ul'Sian. fe. ... !-, vi HIV IIO- lit 1 especially engaged in L o n d o n by iir. Charles Frohman to play the part of Bullock Major in "The Now Bov" company, and has u..,..vru markxa sue- iir. w. R. shirfey cess in the role y throughout tiie country. Mr. Shirley is a handsome young actor with a fine pres ence, and will, no doubt, becomo verv popular with Washington audiences dur ing the company's stay at tho Graul Opera Hous. John Findiay has ben seen here duriiig the past two seasons and scarcely nods an introduction. lie is at present a member of Daniel Frohmaifs Ly ceum Theater stock company, which vis ited this city during the sahon, and upon his appearanco was ac corded a warm ro- t14FOW ception by his many s jJ? taends. Mr. Findiay Mr.JobnFmdlay. clever" aor'andin'. vests all the parts with which he is intrusted with a humor that is highly exhilarating. During the coming season he will be seen in a new liue or character and old men parts, which give him such admirable scopo for the display of his abilities. E. J. Lalor is a graduate of the Bos ton Museum 6tock -company, after which ho spent two jears wit Wi A tifriietin Tin- f -07 mm m r 5 ly's forces. Mr. La- ? lor is a fine-looking fp younir man aud an Ilk actor of versatility "' W and talent, who will be seen here in a3p V lxMi round or widely diT- (L vlffilMJ' rc.rent characters. ? iPsr" lty as an actor, Mr. U1IU1 IIUO 1IIUUU U. IU-U- -r T- -r- Tnlnr oitl for himself as a thoroughly capable stage manager, having held tiro position with a number of the most; promiuent companies. Edwin Wallace is a young man, who achieved his first success with llrs. John Drew during her two years' star ringtour. While with Mrs. Drew he was cast for many of the leading parts in her supMrt, and it is fair to anticipate that his former successes in other cities -will bo repeated here. Mr. Wallace is at present a member of Charles Frohman's "The Fa Mr. Edwin Wallace. tal Card" company, and resigns from that organization to joiu forces with tho summer etock company. Miss Maud White comes to tho summer company with a wide experience in stook company work. She was a member of Richard Mans field's company, and went with that or- land. On her return- to this countrv she tv.is pnrnfrP(l hr C$ Charles Frohman, as W leading comedienne with one of his com panies and has acliifivort mnrkivl kiip- cess in tho many Mlfis Maud White, roles in which she has appeared. Miss "Wlilto is a comedienne of pleasing person ality, with an attractive lace and figure, and is eSfriest aud conscientious in her work. Miss Ada Curry will be -ono of the attractive features or the summer stock company. Miss Curry has been a p imminent member or Charles Froh man's forces, play ing a round of juve nile and light lead ing parts. Her beauty and talent have been thor- Sg, oughly appreciated ITUtlB.Ul QUO licit appeared and are sure to find recog nition hero. Miss Carry, asMo tiom mi mil rmp M t .tW v. svn .ww XK' 'I ih Uk .w JmA m r 2 wW 1V9R rmr sgm MfW nVV U 'u: Sir . "ft,, &K : mmm ?HVVC ceasw, yj Jliss Ada Curry. her personal charmi is a very conscien tious aid earnest' actress, and her versa tility enables her to appear In either leading or JuyenilO rolea "With equal success. Mrs. Agnes Find 'jilayT, who returns to 5 tho company, has "many rriends in f'Wdshington, audmay bet sure of a warm , 'Avclcomo on her ap- s jiviuiiuu nore-' this 1 SOaSOn. Afro TltiH. matin i rtf.,...r;..,w . tiffA chdracter actress niui N?''jS hen sueeftsn in timf: line is already too "Well known to Wash ington theater-goers t6 require comment Mrs.AgnesFiudlay. comedy, and eccen tric old women characters will bo in trusted to Mrs. Fmdlay, which lino of work gives her splendid opportunity for the dis play of her fine humor. Miss Millie James, last but not least or those who will do light us during tiro summer, Is the daugh ter or that sterling actor, Louis James, and comes honestly by her talent. Her early training" was recoived whiUI with her father's com pany, and she ows much to the tuition and advice of that talented actor. Sho has also ben asso- 17. V7J- -4$. ciatcd with tho Cogh- lifh!tt iuiib, uuu uunug mo ' jr,'w 7T past season with -N I ' fox h rohman's "Char- AIisJ Millie James. Icy'd Aunt" comjiany. Miss Jam"s is a veiy pre(tj and petite blonde, and though quite young, Ids had a wide expeiience In comedy wink. Duilng the coming season there will be a revival or the Mmo class of comedv and faicc, that has so pleased the au diences during the pastttwo seasons. For the opening week, Henry J. Byron's com edy lures, "Sir Simon Simple," will be presented The prices will be. Orchestra chairs, 75 cents; orchestra circle, reserved, 50 cents; dress circle, reserved. 25 cents; boxeg, $5 and S7, general arimiBsion, 25 cents. TOR SUMMER HOUSEKEEPING. New Refrigerators, Freezers and Safes .Minor Novelties for Hot Weather. Wherever aluminum can lie employed in the composition of household utensils dur ing hot weather, there due rinds the manu facturersadopting it. "It neither blackens, corrodes, nor melts," so the salesmen announce, and those who have given it a fair trial admit these ad vantages. m The material is more expensive than or dinary wareB, raising the price of a small tin pan from 1 5 to CO centswhen lined with aluminum But its wearing quality is un excelled, and is exceptionally good for pre paring infants' food. Women going into the countrv should free'lfrnt their drinking dippers are lined witjt, for it makes the water pleasantly tasteful and is so easily kept clean. u, ,j Each fccason manuiTatfurers of kitchen and pantry utenMls fleyje and patent im provements for lightening household drudgery in summer,, fmjl at the same time making it easy to 1 eep things clean, , NEW REFIt:EEATORS. Re'fVlse'raforsshoV 'hiar"kcd advancement in (lie -above linro. Vegetables' aiiCT'mea'ts are no longer heaped;. awkwardly one on top of another, sothaWtnecessitateseinntv- mg the entire cliest tofcet at a desired. arncie. The new ones afe' double and triple deckers. Shelves in " the lower compart ment are fciifricicntly"5 commodious to hold any reasonable amount or vegetables. The upper part has plac'5'rGT the ice in the center, with water and wine' cooler on either 6ide. The wine compa'rVment is noticeably new.u Air chambcrsare ifiajred to lead rrdm top to bottom, a convenience uisreganlecTfn old-fashioned chests. A, cold, dry riicuYa tnln is caused thereby, which depo&its moistifre on the ice as the air paw-es tlirough the Ice chamber. A buyer bhould test the absolute drjness of her refrigerator by eeelng that a match Iert on the riielves will readily ignite when taken out. Wrought iron racks arc put in to avoid the old complaint of injury to the Bides f mm ice picks and slate shelves are used for cleanliness aud durability as superior to tlip old iron and zinc racks. Charcoal ha,s been entirely eliminated. When it'became damp, which it was sure to do, it causod a rapid decay in botli outside and inside cases. Then, too, if the zinc 'is not pcifectly se cured against the woodwork, there is a constant; blast of charcoal dust inside the refrigerator every time a door or cover Is opened or closed. REFRIGERATOR RULES. As refrigerators play to important a part" in the summer domestic menage it may be interesting to repeat the following rules given by a woman of long experience in housewifery: Warm food should never be placed m the ice box, as heat generates moisture. The lining should be wiped perfectly dry after washing, and tho strainer kipt con stantly over the water outlet inside the box to prevent theescaapo of coidairthrough the waste pipe. New ref'igerators should stand for twenty-four hours filled with ice before being used to preserve food. In 'safes, the hanging ones are newest. They have four shelves with wire loops to fasten to the wall. This places them out of the way in the kitchen or pantry and holds all the meat or vegetables for Imme diate use. The price is $2.G0. Preparing for summer housekeeping In cludes a thought for ices and glaces. When ono remembers the "demnition griud" of the one maid on the old-fabhloned freezer before a dinner party in the country, It is delightful to know that the new instru ments frnppe any concoction in from six to ten minutes. The pail is nairowerand re quites no moro salt than formerly. KITCHEN CONVENIENCES. While in the kitchen one may glance at smaller utensils whose invention lightens the cook's burden. An Ironing board of wood costing $4, forms a comfortable bench when the board is turned b.jck against the wall. This saves space in the tooiu when the ironing day is over, and gives extia seats for three. An extension clamp wash board provides for the lilting of any board o'n any tub by meansNof this extension a greater relief to the -nuqdress. than the un initiated know. Tbere..comes in a new coffee canister and ,myj combined which saves time, a knife, ,ciejtner made like a wheel whoae compressed leather edges fed by emery poured itpitho center give a polish that is to be, desired. These arc valued at $4. , u For the country hquses where ice is diffi cult to obtain large qovered pails aro made lined with charcoal ,whch when placed in a cellar keep water as ccool as a spring. Then to place underiese or the refrigera tors or bath tubs, instead of oil cloth, come great galvanized Iroi flays for 44 cents. New covered roasting pans of Russian non for $1.50 keep the flavor in the roast belter than the cook has ever before accom plished. For the nursery thcro is a wonderful baby refrigerator. It is of tin, holds ten or twenty pounds of ice, has a tiny water cooler and also a place for milk. It sells for $5.80, but itis tarmore valuable than that to the woman, who as mother ornurse, knows what it meansto cool the milk while the baby cries or get ice water in thp depth of night. H. HALLMARK. O O ; Disproved. First Football Flayer Hello, there's a hair on your sleeve. Must belong to your girl. Second Football Flayer No, it doesn't. It's too long for that. New York Vorld. Bay Kidgo Season 1805. This delightful picnic resort on the Chesapeake Bay will open for the season on June 8. Liberal inducements to Sun-day-schools and organizations giving ex cursions. For terms apply to S. B. Hcge, D. 1 A.,B. & O. R. Jl., Fifteenth street and Ne w York, avenue. Only twouty-threo days remain In whioh to got a. U'lmcs gift book with, a monthly subscription, hotter subscribe ' 'TR jK k wm (.Vfcy'vfv ' iwXi '- fc lYWV ia.-N iv? v - - I Bloji .Washingta Wo.men JS-. 1 : Rd Hie Income Tax, Some Feminine Croesuses of the National Capital Who Will Help to Fill Uncle Sam's Strong Box. This City the Mecca of Married Women. Perhaps in no city of its fiizo in the Union will the new law of the income tax touch as many women's pocket-books as jubt here at the capital, where rich people Tram all over the land have congregated to spend the dollars that they have earned in other parts. We all know who are the wealthy people In tpwn, for their entertainments have have shown the public what they can take as a measuring-rod of tho money they possess. But Just who pays a tax on their incomes and justvhat these incomes amount to is something that is kept a pro found secret by your Uncle Sam. In ract, the air of mystery that hangs over the office of the collector or internal revenue, where the income returns are mad up, would appal an ordinary mortal any one but a newspaper woman, who is ac customed to facing danger in Its many forms. The law declares that any one giving in formation ot the property oi oilier such, personal affairs of a perbonas are bet forth in these proceedings Ik liable to a large fine and imprisonment, and as a consequence, all the details of the vork, all knowledge of the returns made by another, aie kept rrom the rest or the people- who patronize the office, and the public will never know Just who there were who stepped up and acknowledged to having a snug sum to spend eacli year. TIIE LADY AND THE CLERK. Thinking to see something of the workings of the thing, a Times lady reporter made her way up the steps to the room where the collector and his dapper clerk stand behind a railing that protects them rrom the crowd. On the opposite side of the room was a high wire netting that rose rrom the ceiling to the rioor and behind were a desk and two chairs. The young man, who was slender of limb aud volublcof words, appeared much pleased when the newspaperwomausaidthat she had come in to pay her tax. "Well, I would like to know how you can tell if I make a true statement of my ar rnirsV" she began, skirmishing against the enemy. "Just suppose I wore to make a falsereturnor.belngsubjecttothelaw.made no return at all, could you catch up with me and force me to pay?" "I should think we could," the your.g man replied confidently, as a smile of superiority wreathed his countenance. "There ir no use in anyone trying to escape this, if their income renders them liable, for we will find them out and this will only double the amount they have to paw But I do not think that many try to evade the tax, for nearly all who have been touched by the law come in and quietly settle. I always take any one's statemeut for the amount of their income, for I would -not douht any one's word. "Aud bo ir I 1 ave an inccme of $7,000 rind do not come here and state it, jou will ; eventually fiid it out? Why, that supposes a si stem of ebpionage as perfect a." the police r force of tl e Russian empire! I am very doubtful ir th'b cculd be cone," and tho reporter put en an air of gei.u.ne alarm. Thejouug man fiuiled as ir he had caught the ignorant lady in a cute tiap, but ho hadn't. "I could catch you easy enough," he said, "for I l.tiow aluady that jou have an in- comts or $7,000." He did? Well, he knew more than any body cite, for the newspaper woman was painfully aware of Hint fort that nil lor worldly goods consisted of an old feal- skin coat ard a port intciest in a wheezy typewriter that had tceu Lftter days. Of course, beiag a man, Le i.ever jumped at conclusions, but leaped Lead first into this one in just the way that the woman had planned he would. EVERYTHING PERFECTLY SECRET. " "It would be the best plan for you to make out your statement right now," he continued, as he cast his eye mentally over the imaginary wealth of his visitor, while tho aforesaid visitor sat devoutly wish ing it were in her power to make it, "for it is poor policy to try and (lodge. It will only bring you extra trouble and expense. Everything we attend to is perfectly se cret, and we cannot divulge the names or amounts paid m, or anything that relates to our business. The amount is small, only 2 per cent, on all incomes over four thousand, and the revenues rrom many sources, such a:J rents and municipal bonds, are exempt. "For instance, on your income ot seven thousand, the law allows you the four thonsand untouched. On the remaining three thousand you are expected to pay 2 per cent., or a tax of twenty dollars for each thousand, making sixty dollars for the whole three thousand. That is not a large sum." But the newspaper woman could not be persuaded to write up her return, and left the office with the parting injunction to the young man that lie could eauh her income If he wanted to but the chances are he will be 6orry if lie ever undertakes and succeeds iu the cbase, unless he en-" 4oys an April fool. While, of course, it is absolutely impossi ble to get the names of those who have made out their returns as being subject to the la w, there arc enough ladies of wealth in town, whose fortunes are well known -to form a large circle of whose liability a pretty good estimate can be mde. Of course, In eases where the money is that belong ing to the husband, he is tho only one in the family who pays, but there are many cases where tne fortune Is all in the wife's hands aud she is the one who must pay the sum. THE RIGGS' MILLION. Among the richest of the single ladies in the city, are the Misses Riggs, who are daughters of one ot Washington's earliest business meu and the founder of the big bank of that name that stands at the corner of the Avenue aud Fifteenth street. They are very retiring ladies and ones whose lire Is full of unostentatious kindness. But they care little for the gay whirl of social life. To say accurately just what way their money is invested were impossi ble, but a good majority of it is in bonds, mortgages and other securities. It is estimated to bo consideiably over a mil lion. Mrs. Phocbo Hearst, wife of the late Senator from California, is another of tho rich ladies of the city, and her palatial home on Now Hampshire avenue is one of the finest houses in town. The interior is furnished in royal stylo, and every luxury that wealth can devise is brought to the convemeuco of tho owner. Mrs. Hearst's property is mostly in California, where her son is an owner of ono of tho largest newspapers in San Francisco. It is said that she carries on her lite an insuranco policy of $100,000 , eo some estimate of her means can be made. The Misses Patten, whose home is out on Massachusetts avenue, must have a pretty largo sum to pay unless their wealth is in land. They are probably the richest lot of girls in the city, and the money came from their father, who "struck it rich" in the western mines, where he was once a poor miner. With riches, ho had his daughters highly educated in Paris, and after his death thoy camo with their mother, who was then hving.'to Wasbitiglou, where they joined tho "swell" set at the capital. Their wealth must bo up in the millions, but Just what may be the soured of revenue, outsida of possible rents, 'It can uot bo stated. Mrs. F. G. Newlands, wife of the member of CbngreBS frdm Nevada, is probably the richest woman in the District. Sho is the daug hter of William S haf oh , who "was one of the great bonanza- kings of California. ane is probably worth over five millions m her own right, but as a great deal of this property isih real estate, She is" Tiot obliged to pay. on much, oi it. She ia very retiring in her tastes and goes out but little in society. MRS. WOLCOTT'S RICHES. Mrs. Wolcott, wife of the junior Senator from Colorado, ispossessedof a largefortune in her own right. Before becoming the wife of Senator Wolcott, she was the widow of Hon. Lyman K Bas3,Presidenr Cleveland's old law partucr in Buffalo, the firm being Bass, Cleveland & Bissell. Mr. Bass was quite wealthy and when he diell the most or his property went to his wire. Senator Wolcott is worth a great deal, one or his mining interests at one time paying him nearly a thousanddollarsaday.soitia more than likely that even tiow in the hard times he and his wife contribute very largely under the law. Mrs Audenreid, the mother of the Countess Divonne. is a very well-off lady and herincomcisstated to be about $15,000 a j ear. She is" the widow or an orficer in the Army, but her wealth was probably her own before marriage. On account of her large income her daughter and she have had some little trouble In regard to money matters, and tho counters lias gone abroad never, it is said, to return to America. If report be true. Mrs. Audenreid will make a ;:ood donation to Uncle Sam from her puise. Mrs. Blaine is believed to.have been left quite a large sum by the death or the late Secretary, and now lives in a handsome mansion in a fashionable part or the city. While the Blaines lived in a -very unos tentatious manner during the lifetime of the Secretary, it is thought that this way or simplicity was through ohoice'and "not iieieio, and it has lieen rumored that Blaine was largely interested in railroads ","" L""" .i1"?- 22 .u... ....j ,v T. w..V,.r,lt IWA4.,; CM ill MI" lent stjle, and it is probable that she is also obliged to make a contribution to the jrovemment. Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris, the only daughter or Gen. Grant, has come back .Jo America from England, and now makes her home in Washington, where she has a beautiful house of white stone on R Street. Mr. Sartoris was a very rich man, and he left his widow a comfortable in come, which enable her to live In nice stjle at the Capital. As most of. the money must lie invested In England, it is doubtful if foreign property can" be touched by the new law. j Mrs. Thomas Nelson Page Is another rich Washington woman. She is tho wife of the well-known Virginia author, whose books oil Southernlife have been so popular. As Mrs. Field, of Chicago, she was rated at several millions, and if the property is yet in her own n-;ht she will be obliged to pay a pretty big sura to the government. The Page estab lishment here In the city is kept "up in grand style, their handsome mansion liav ing a full corps of servants and a large stable of fine horsfes. MISS CARROLL'S MONEY. Miss Carroll, daughter of the ex-Governor, of Maryland, Is a girl who has a large in come in her own rt:tit. This revenue is said to amount to a sum as large as $40,000 a year, but it is doubtless much, exaggerated. It is certain that site has a vast sum of moLey to spend, awl her objects are often the worthiest of charities. -Mrs. Zacb Chandler is a very wealthy woman, though just how the money is in vested it is impossible to tell. Mrs. W. B. Moes, of this city, will likely b touched bj the tax, for she Is one of the best-off widows In the city. Mrs. Vance, widow of the late Senator frpm Carolina, Is quite rich, aud muat be called upon to meet 6ome of the de mands of Uncle Sam. Mrs. Sheridan probably comes. If at all, very slightly within jthe law, while Mrs. Logan may rank In about the same class. Mrs. Admiral Dahlgren has a- handsome, home in a fashionable quarter, but if her income is within the law it is not possible" to tell. -Mrs. George W. Childs, oi Philadelphia, is building a fine mansion ih the city on K street, and contemplates making this her future home. In that case she will be able to swell the- receipts In this city to a considerable extent. or course, there are many ladies of equal wealth with those mentioned, who liv so quietly that their means are unknown. AU inquiry among business men as to the wealth of their clients is unanswered, and no barker will disclose the amounts-on de posit by their customers. Of course, this is very right and proper. As a great deal of the property of rich Washington women is held out or the city, that is another difficulty in deciding their means. The tax will be paid by the owners just where they please, eitherhere on in the State where the interests areloeated. It is a well-known ract that most of the women whose husbands have left them fortunes orten come to the Capital to spend rheir money, for no other city in the Union orfers such varied and unusual attrac tions. In fact, it is safe to say that at least one-hair of the rich people who have made Washington their homes in the last few years are women. THE ACTOR AND THE LANDLADY A Nlco Point In Liw -Whloh tliu Thesplnn Learned to Ilia Sorrow. When the city filled up with actors last summer a talented Thespian who had Just closed a season arrived and sent ins luggage to the Thirty-fourth street lodging house, where for years he has been a welcome guest, says the New lork World. He paid in advance for a room for a month. The summer passed away, aud when tho leaves tegan to fall the professionals began to leavebut the Thespian held out for an engagement that fitted his high talents. He moved over to the sunny side of the RIalto as the days grew colder, lie was full or hope; in fact, he was embar rassed as which of several flattering of fers to accept, co he told his trusting landlady. She seemed to have every confidence in him; in fact, truati-d him with such consid eration that about six weeks ago, without solicitation upon his part, she began to send to his room each morning a steaming hot cup of corfte, and a f resh and invitlrg breakrast roll. He accepted the matu tinal orrerlng as a delicate mark of es teem. The snow was railing Tast in the wee small hours on the nigiit or the tragedy in this Thesplau's life, as lie entered the Thirty-fourth street establishment and, reaching his room door, fouud that it had been secured by a heavy padlock. He knew his rights or thought he did. He limited up a policemaii who assured him that lie was entitled to recover his personal property wherever he coultl find it. Preparations were made to break open the room door and recover the trunks there held in bondage. The land lady appeared on the scene and said "This man owes me for three months' room rent." -That gives you no claim on his bag gage. You as a lodging-house keeper have no right of lien," replied the officer. 'But this man has been taking ins break fast in this house. I send it up every morning," retorted the old lady, who has bten keeping au actors' boarding-house for years. Have you been eating breakrast here?" the offlcer aked the actor. "No. She has been sending up some alleged coffee every morning that I never asked for." . "It seems to me, young man," said the officer," 'Hhat the lady has y6u. You nave drunk the corfee and'tfiat makes you a bonnier, and a boarding-house keeper has a lien on the baggage of guests. Now leave orr kicking that door or I will take- ou in.' ' "Betrayed by a cup of corfee black, perfidious corfee," moaned the baffled Thespian, as he rushed out into the nighty . m Only twenty-tbreo days remain in which to get a Times gift book with, a monthly subscription. Better subuorlbo now. RAFF'S 1239-1241 Eleventh St. S. E, We speak to our trade in columns of the newspapers in regard to Children's Cloth' ing. You will find assaying of 50 cents on the dollar. 100 Children's Suits, 5-14, 49c. 200 Cbildren'sSuit.". 5-14, 8fic. 250 Children's Suits. 5-14. 51.24. 300 Children's All-wool Suits. 5-14, $1.49. 350ChiIdren'sAIl-woblSuit3.5-14$1.7C. Many other styles, same proportion la price. 100 Men's Working Pants, 49c 150 Men's Working Pants, 75c 173 Men's Working Pants. 8Tc. 200 Men's Working Pants, 9Sc. 100 pair Boys Knee Pants, strfctly all wool, go at 33c Per Pair. We have closed out from manufacturer 300 pairs hand-ewed. Ladies' Button Boots. $3 goods. Sizes 2 1 2, 3, 3 1-2 and 6. If your size is here take your choice. $1.49. 100 pairs of Ladies' Patent Tip Button Boots, all sizes, $1.23 goods, go at 75c. 100 pairs of Ladies Patent Tip Dongoia Button Shoes, all sizes, $1.50 goods, go at 89c. 50 pairs ot Youths Shoes. $1.23 goods, size 11-2. go at 69c. We do not carry the largest stock in the city, that is claimed by others, but we do claim to give you more for your almighty dollar than any other house. 10c White Matting, 6 7-8c. 12 l-2c Fancy Matting. 8 7-8c. 20c Heavy Seamless Matting, 12 l-2c 25c Extra Heavy Seamless Matting, 15c. These are only a few otthe many bargains we control. Why not grasp at our Millinery bargains? Our prices the lowest. 25c Rough and Ready Sailors, 12 l-2c. 25c Children's Sailors. 13c. 50c Straw top Ladles Sailors, 23c. 50c Children's Mixed Sailors, 25c. 75c Plain Blue Children's Sailors. 35c. Another invoice Ladies $1-Percale Wrap pers, 49c. Our Moquet Rugs. $2.50, go at $1.39. 50c All-wool Carpet Remnants go at 23c 50c newlnvoice of Wash Silks Go at 29c. $1.98 White Marseilles Spreads Go at 9Sc. 50c All-wool Novelty Goods Go at 29c. 25c 36-Inoh Black Crepons go at 15c. Our line Dotted Swisses, Scr 10c. 12a and 15c. are bargains. See ourUinaundered. MenXShirts, RAFF'S Enterprise f 1239-41 Eleventh St. S. E. There ia no better investment than, those lots Tthich. lam seRIns; at Takoma Park AT EACH. Thoy aro 30150, and overy lot is high, Crj and laveL STacy improvements axe being made and building Is now ia progress on these lots. Steal and Electric Cars. Faro IS only 6 cents. Call at oflice for Maps end Pariiculsrs. It costs yon nothing to Inspect this property. Seeing is believing: bee 614FSt.N.W. H-A-T-S-! We Show You Buy-Em! hows THIS? Pearl Nutria Cedar Hazel Pecan Were S2.00, S2.50, S3.QO. Now SLS -a m See Our Line of Children's Hats. 1 llu nUilli Flushed corner, white feather. TllQ P I KQ I H O 0f rino 3rJlan Straw. lllu .UHalliai White Fonpon. We Have 1 OO Styles to Pick From. 708 7th. St. N.W. ELECTRICITY. Do you know of a moro perfect light, or a surer, safer power? Soon you'll bo planning for summer com fort lot the first thing you do be to discard tho ga3 for Incandescent or arc lights, and put in an electric fan. Wo f urn'shrtho electricity. U. S. EIecvrlc Lighting Co., 21311TIISTNW 'PHONE 77 D0N1 i! CUNNMHAI, Have your collars starched In th old way when you can have them dono with soft Iliabla button-holes. Out's Is tho only place. Tolman Steam Laundry 491 to 439 CSt. N,W. S