&HE WASpOTQTO gnBSy STJlvTOAX, AJ?B,T& &Bn ,1895.
BEGINNFXG Rfl A V I
WEDNESDAY, IV! M I I.
EIGHTH SEASON OF THE
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
lime Sol ma Koert- Slg. GInscppe Cam-
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.
WEDNESDAY AND SATl RDAY NIGnTS,
THURSDAY NIG ITT,
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
Next woek complete chango of Eopirtolro.
Commencing To-morrow Kight at S,
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
The Coming Champion of the World,
AND HIS OWN
ATHLETIC AND VAUDEVILLE
Composed Absolutely of Novel Features.
25-HI6H-CLASS STARS 20
Middle-weight Champion of New England.
Bantam-weight Champion of Ireland.
NOTE The management will
forfeit SI 00 to any man whom
Maiier fails to stop in four rounds
THE WATSON SISTERS' CO.
Qranfl Qpsra UoUsb
EDWARD H. ALLEN. Manager.
APRIL 29, FIllfcT WEEKS
TMrd Comedy Season.
In Henry J. Byron's three-act Comody,
Reserved Seats . ... 75. SO and 25 cents
General Admission 25 cents
MAY C Second -week "MONSEIGNEUR."
Tho Opening Dato of the
Has been postponed until "Wednesday, May 1st.
Presorting Slg Campanarl, Sig. Del-Papa,
Slme. A an Cauterin, etc., in
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
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.
TO-MORROW AT 4.30 P. M.
ADMISSION iS AND 50 CENTS.
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
Uncle Tom's Cabin.
James H. Wullich next week.
METZEROTT MUSIC nALL.
Mayl. lS05,8p m.
Emil E. Mori's Opera Comlque,
Cast of 17. Chorus of 20. Now Scenery and
Ballots and Transformations.
Reserved seats at $1.00, SI. 75c and 50c. now
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.
MADE OP PURE SPRING WATER
Telephone!. Office 1123 F et. ant
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
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
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
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
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
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
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1693.
And overy Sunday and week day during April
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
Ladies aro especially Invited on theso ex
cursions. rami? rc
- 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.
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.
CHILDREN (under twclvo), S1.D0
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
Again Washington theator-goers will bo
treated to a round or comedy and farce that
has so delighted them during the past
IIC third annual
o o medy sea son
will begin at tho
Bond will headtho
company, as here
tofore, and will
among his support
Charles S. Abbe,
W. R. Shirley,
John Findiay, E.
J. Lalor, Edwin
White, Ada Curry,
Millie James, Carrie Moore, and Lloyd
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
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
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
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
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-
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;
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
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
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
Miss Ada Curry
will be -ono of the
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
M t .tW
v. svn .ww
ih Uk .w
m r 2 wW
U 'u: Sir
. "ft,, &K
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
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
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
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
"It neither blackens, corrodes, nor melts,"
so the salesmen announce, and those who
have given it a fair trial admit these ad
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, ,
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.
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.
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
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.
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 ;
First Football Flayer Hello, there's a
hair on your sleeve. Must belong to your
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 '
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Bloji .Washingta Wo.men
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
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
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
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
"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
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 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
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
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
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
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lent stjle, and it is probable that she is
also obliged to make a contribution to
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"
-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
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
-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
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
Only twenty-tbreo days remain in
which to get a Times gift book with, a
monthly subscription. Better subuorlbo
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.
Many other styles, same proportion la
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.
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
50 pairs ot Youths Shoes. $1.23 goods,
size 11-2. go at
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
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
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
Our line Dotted Swisses, Scr 10c. 12a
and 15c. are bargains.
See ourUinaundered. MenXShirts,
1239-41 Eleventh St. S. E.
There ia no better investment than, those
lots Tthich. lam seRIns; at
Thoy aro 30150, and overy lot is high, Crj
and laveL STacy improvements axe being
made and building Is now ia progress on these
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
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708 7th. St. N.W.
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.
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when you can have them dono with soft
Out's Is tho only place.
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