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Members of His Staff An?
ACTIVITY AT PORT TAMPA
Important Developments Looked fur In
the Near Future. Prompt Action
to Follow tt Meeting of the
TAMPA, FLA.. May 21.?In a general
order today. Major General W. 11.
Shatter formally assumed command -f
the fifth, army corps, composed of the
United States forces at lampa ano vi?
cinity. He al^o rinaoumed ihe follow
ing officers as members of rrs slitf:
First Lieutenant It. H. Noble, first In?
fantry aide: First Lieutenant J. E. .Mi
ley, second artillery aide: Major S. J.
Grosbeck, judge advocate ami acting
aajutant general; Major J. W. Jacobs,
chief quarternius tor; Colonel J. L.
Western, assistant commissary general
of subsistence, chief commissary; Ma?
jor B. H. Pope, chief surgeon; First
Lieutenant J. Thompson, ordnance de?
partment, ordnance officer: First Lieu?
tenant T. Green, signal officer attach?
ed; Major W. G. Hayes, First Ohio vol?
Major General Wade, with his staff
officers left for Chlckamauga today.
Brigadier Generals Poland and Hat?
a'lso left for Chickamauga. where they
will report to Major General Brooks,
of the Hrst army corps.
Renewed activity is noticeable at
Port Tampa, whore a Heel of trans?
ports is being put In readiness. The
Plant Line boat olivette, which, it is
understood, will be the Hagship of tin
transports when the movement upon
Cuba takes place, has been placed in
the slip and is in the hands of tin- car?
penters, undergoing alteration for her
work as a transport. Other big steam?
ers have arrived, including the Ward
Line boats Seneca and Saratoga.
Important developments ol" a highly
important character are looked for in
the near future. That any orders look?
ing towards a movement of the tro .p?
toward Cuba have been received is ex?
tremely doubtful. Nevertheless, every
one expects prompt action here follow?
ing a meeting between the fleets of
Sampson and Schley and the Spanish
flotilla, which again looms up as more
than a possibility, and news from Cu?
ban waters is eagerly looked for.
Under orders from General Greely,
chief of the signal department at
Washington. W. F. C. Fellers, of tie
Western Union Telegraph Coinpnny.
was today sworn in as government
censor of all telegraphic business ex?
cept the newspaper specials. These
will, for the present. continue to go
through the hands of Lieutenant Mi
ley, of General Shutter's staff. The
hours during which the newspaper cor?
respondents may have their mutter
passed upon are limited on acc ount oi
the short time Lieutenant Miley has lo
devote to his new duties and for this
reason a vigorous protest han been
It is very probable that an otllcial
censor will be appointed within a day
or two and the delays unavoidable un?
der the present arrangement don.
Will Astor Chandler, who was re?
cently appointed a major ol' volunteer.--,
was today attached to the staff of Ma?
jor General Wheeler. lie has turned
over the command of his hand of vol?
unteers to ms orocner, ? iin.ii.op
Chandler, who arrived In Tampa from
General O. O. Howard, who for the
past week has been conducting reli?
gious meetings among the troops at
Tampa, will leave tomorrow night for
Mobile, thence to Kentucky, lie will
be accompanied by Major II. W. Whet
ON THE DIAMOND.
Results of Yesterday's Games in the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
CINCINNATI, 2; BOSTON. 4.
CINCINNATI. May 21.? Hamilton
saved the Champions today by making
a wonderful catch off Beckley's bat in
the seventh, while two men were on
Cincinnati. . .0 0 0 0 0 210 0?2 0 2
Boston. . . .1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0? 1 12 0
Batteries?Dwyer and Vnughan, Lew?
is and Bergen. Umpires?McDonald
and O'Day. Time, 2:10. Attendance-,
CLEVELAND. ?; PHILADELPHIA^.
CLEVELAND. May 21.?The weak?
ness of the Phillies at the bat result?
ed in their defeat today. Score:
Cleveland. . ..2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 x? S If. 2
Philadelphia. .2 0000000 0? 2 2 1
Batteries ? Young and Zimmer,
Wheeler and McFarland. Umpires?
Snyder and Curry. Time, 2 hours.
Cleveland. . .0 0 2 0 0 010 x? 2 11 1
Philadelphia. .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 0 7 1
Batteries?Powell and Crlger, Dona?
hue and Boyle. Umpires?Curry and
Snyder. Time. 1:40. Attendance, 1.100.
ST. LOUIS. 14: NEW YORK. fi.
ST. LOUIS, May 21.?St. Louis play?
ed better ball than New York today
and won with ease. Score:
St. Louis. . .0 0 4 0 0 4 C 0 X?14 10 4
New York . . .1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1? 5 10 6
Batteries?Taylor and Clements. Sey?
mour arid Warner. Umpires?Swartz
wood and Wood. Time, 2:05. Attend?
CHICAGO. 3: WASHINGTON. ?..
CHICAGO. May 21.?Swain was wild
and poorly backed up at critical pe?
riods. Griffith kept the Senators guess?
ing until his game was won. Score:
Chicago. . . .1100 2 3 ) 1 x- 8 8 :!
Washington . .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1? 2 11 0
Batteries?Griffith and Donahue.
Swain and McGulre. Umpires?Lynch
and Connelly. Time, 1:50. Attendance,
HARTFORD, May 21.-Hartford and
Richmond played a seventeen inning
? tie game today here today, the score
Standing 2 to 2 when Umpire Belts
called the game. Score:
Bich. .10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 2 12 2
: Hart. .00200000000000000?2 12 1
Batteries?Stemmell anil Hess, Ames
Allentowri. . .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0? 2 fi 2
Paterson. ...on a o o 2 2 2 0? 7 IT. o
Batteries?Boyle and Mackey, Vican
and J. Lyons.
Lancaster. . .1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0? 7 4 2
Newark. . . .0 1 o 0 o o o o 1? 1 r. 4
Batteries?Clausen and Roth. Carrlck
At Reading? - ' fjfMfcailPm?
Reading. . . .0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0? 1 2 X
Norfolk. . . .0 1 0 1 4 ii 1 ti x? 7 f. 2
Batteries?Mills and Heydon, Bishop
'Patent, wood and stone churns,
(W?odware supplies. Adaum" Racket
Mr. Robert Taylor, the centenarian
postmaster of Scurva, county Down, 11
' ' stated, is 124 and not 114 years
?*:??.?. ? - <*<i3i-i.-:ai
? -The sweet girl graduate imagines
that her diploma make- her a dlplo
ASSOCIATED PRESS NOT A TRUST.
Question Ably Answered by Mr. Fred?
erick Lehmann, of St. Louis.
One of the toasts at the annual ban?
quet of The Associated Press In Chi?
cago, on the night of the 18th inst..
was "Is the Associated Press a Trust?"
It was responded to by Mr. Frederick
Lehmann, of St. Louis, who said:
"Mr. Toasttnaster and gentlemen of
the Associated Press: 1 am very glad
to meet with my client, gutln-ivd a- he
Is from the lakes and the gull', fr tu
the western and tie' eastern frontiers
of the country, in tins central city . f
Aemlcan civilization, and I am glad to
know that he is not only 'associated,'
but 'sociable' as well.
"When I received the invitation from
Mr. Stone to be here 1 recognized in It
an illustration of his habitual foresight
and sagacity. An English solicitor,
having occasion to dine with his client.
utter the case had 1.n tried, had such
recollections of ti.vent thai lie en?
tered it as tie- largest item in his bill
of costs. -To dining with y >u. after ver?
dict of the jury again.-t us. pounds-.'
-\lr. Stone has taken tin- precaution to
have us dine together before the ? ase
Is tried, so that there will be no p.edi?
bility of an adverse fortune interfer?
ing with the good cheer of tl.e occa?
"Is the Associated Press a Trust?
(Voices: No, no.) It was suggested to?
day that it had some of the cnarai to: -
istics of that institution, anil that the
represenatives of American newspa?
pers when they met together laughed
in each other's faces, as did lie old
Roman augurs in tie- sacrillces. If af?
ter four hundred years of the use ,.f
ilo- printer's art there is no higher sln
oeritv and candor in its . hi r min stets
than in tin- pagan priesthood, it were
notier that il,e art bad nevet been dis?
"What is a (rust? .Not in the techni?
cal souse, but in (la- broad and pop"
iilar sense of the word'.' It is an nsso
ciation, combination, arrangement or
understanding between tie- producers
o- dealers in a commodity for lie- pur?
pose of enhancing Its price to Hi,- pub
lic. The pretext in every instant e has
le-oti some Improvement of Internal
economy which shall reduce the , ost of
production, and that being tin,- it fol?
lows that the trust Is benellciail at one,.
10 ils promoters anil to tin- public. Anil
IT that were true tie- public has intel?
ligence enough to i?-i.iv it and they
would believe it. I'.ul they ilo not be?
lieve il, ami lor tie- simple reason that
11 is no I tin,-.
"The trust finds Itself relieved from
iho necessity of Improving ils intern?
al economics, I.ause il lias power
over the market: il has control of
prices, anil thus secures its profits and
does not have occasion i,> work for the
Improvements that tend t, a reduction
of cost. And while in many instances
l eduet lotus in prices have roll?w.-ii ill,
formation of a trust, they have always
been in spin- of it an,I never because
..I it. (Applause). There never would
be any objection on tin- pan of the
public to competitors in any line of
business engaging with each other la
respect of anything in which through
competitors they have yet a common
interest. Suppose tic manufacturers
of Murrain united to utilize the water
power of Nagarn Falls. Nobody wou d
characterize (hat as a trust. Suppose
the merchants of Chi, ago combined to
secure bei tor transportation facilities
for (In- city. Nobody would character?
ize that as a trust. Anil this is the
t?'st whether an association between
people in the same business is a trust
or whether it is a combination for
purposes of Internal economy -does the
association deal exclusively with a
matter of common internal interest to
them or does it deal with their rela?
tions to the public";
"Now. apply that test to the Associ?
ated Press. The business of the As?
sociated Press relates exclusively to a
matter of internal economy. It relaies
to the* gathering of news, ami il ih.e
not relate to the vending of newspa
pers. There is nothing in I he articles
,f the Associated Press, then' is noth?
ing in ils Un it understandings, there Is
nothing consistent with the purposes
of its organization which can result
in a combination between the newspa
pers themselves having for ils purpose
the regulati.if the prices at which
papers an- sold. An,I the sol,- object
of the association is lo regulate its in
ternal economy in its own interest ami
equally in ilo- interest of the public
Anil every newspaper mat) can bun
esl'ly ami .scieniloiisly defend bis
seiieme of co-opernlion with his broth
i-,.-n in the now:; gathering business
(Applaus,-.I An,I in this position I am
glad to say thai 1 am conflri.1 bj
those who are opposing us In the litl
gallon before tin- court. In Missouri
on,- gentleman is trying, with the help
of lb..uns. lo burglarize the inst!
union, to break iot,. it. an,I while In
indulges In sonn- epithets be under?
takes distinctly to disprove thai lb.-.
Associated Pres.- is a combination ot
the newspapers: ami undertakes to
characterize it as a distinct institution,
seeking to subserve its own purposo?
of pecuniary profit without regard to
the immediate interests of tin- individ?
ual newspapers that make up its mem?
bership. And the dependence in thai
case for compelling the Associated
Press to serve him with ils reports,
whether it will or no. is rather upon
tin- view that the press is engaged in
:r service of a public nature.
"There are services which the law
from time immemorial has recognized
as public, has regulated ami has com?
pelled to be at tin- disposal of whoso?
ever sought fhem. The most familial
instance Is that of the common earli?
er: am! the elaborate provisions of the
Interstate Commerce law of tlu- United
Statos, anil the equally elaborate pro?
visions of the different stau- regula?
tions of railroads declare no principle
which was not an essential part of the
law of the king's highway r.tin years
ago, and which did not apply just us
milch to the commerce that was car?
ried on" In cattle carts between the
towns of Croat I'.ritain then, as il up
plies to the commerce carried on by
the railways of this country today.
(Applause.) Tin- nature of the func?
tion is not determine!! by the dimen?
sions of the Instrumentality by which
it is carried on. The little skiff that
carries passengers across a sir.-.no noi
fordable is as much a vehicle of com?
merce, is as much a common carrier
as the great Atlantic liner, and is sub?
ject to Hie same law, ami is so subject
to it because the function that it per?
forms is essentially the sain.-.
"We are the victims of a mistaken
terminology. We speak of news as a
rommoility in the sa. sons,- in which
.vi- characterize coal as a commodity.
Ihn a moment's relleclion will show
that it is or an essentially different
character. What is the report of the
Associated l'n-s thai is nil thai il
iias to ofl'er In its member's: that is all
.1. could have to offer lo nilyoir?! Is it
,l commodity? The properly of the
Associated Press was not the event of
the Wain,- was that news? No; the
report of thai event was news. The
property of the Associated l':.-ss win
not t he event it. elf. nor even I lie ii
formation of Lite event, Inn simply
that particular narration of the eveni
which oni- of Its own agents, b coming
the possessor of tin- iriforiirallon, un?
dertook to convey to his employ* r -
thaj and nothing more. (Applause.)
?you have men upon Cuban soil who
venture upon tin- very verge of the
battle, who have ventured within the
enemy's lines, who have imperilled
their lives, ami are today possibly sub?
ject lo In- shot as spies if they an- cap?
tured. What ,lo they bring into tin
conduct of their business? Courage,
enterprise ami intelligence. Ami these
high qualities are their own, ami what
they achieve through them is their
own, and no law consistent with free
Institution:; can compel them to share
the fruits of their perilo is industry
with Mi* coward and th* ?lu?Rafd. whe |
lags behind, Can It bo possible that
while one man Is willing to go forward
and to venture lhe perils of a news
gathering service in a time like this,
another may sit comfortably in the
rear and undertake lo determine the
value in money of lhe differential be?
tween cowardice and courage, be?
tween enterprise and indolence?
(Great applause.! Colonel Fred liar 1
uby undertook to report the war in
Egypt. He teported it. net from afar,
b'.'.t from u place In the ranks of bat?
tle, he went down in th" front
rank of battle with the thrust of a
savage spear through his throat, re?
gretting, perhaps, that he was not
able to report bis own death. (Ap?
"Events occur. They may be within
the knowledge of a thousand people.
One man may have the quality of mind
that enables; him to perceive In a given
event something of human interest
le ia able to give to tile report of that
?v. i.t a form?a literary form?which
nukes it attractive. That report is his
property, to dispose of absolutely as
ie v. ill. and upon w hatsoever cotidi
ions or limitations he chooses to im?
pose. And there never was an enact
ner.t of lhe l ulled States that put any
imitation Uj on hps right thus lo dis?
pose pit' hi- own personal -ft'orls.
"Wo have aws that compel services
if a certain kind. We have laws that
?ou.|.el raili .ads to In- opeiated in the
nlerest ; ? general public. Hut the
luatidati of Lhat law lies upon the
liiuierty, and docs not lie upon the In
llviduals engaged in the service. The
laws of the United States and of the
different st.it.-s of this Union say that
raiboaii embankments, that railroad
t i. s a.nd rails, that locomotive engine.,
and cars running over those rails an
instruments of <-omui.-r.-e. and are Im?
proved with a public us.-. Hut then
never was a siatule of the Unltcc
Stilles or of any slate, and there nevei
was a decision of court, saying that
lhe man who sat in tin- cab of the en?
gine, the man who operated it. was a
bondman ..I' the law. not having th..
freedom that every citizen of this
country had; there never was a law
Dial said that he must operate tin
railroad whether he chose to do so or
"And s.. it has been with the Inn
keeper. The obligation ol' the law
peso d ii|. the inn rui.l lmt upon t In
lanilloro. So It was with the mill. The
iil.lil-ation of the law r.-st.d upon th.
mill pin.I not upon the miller. Never,
never since the olden .lays when men
wer?; not recognized as fret? and inde
pendent, never since we escaped the
Iniluetii p- of the legislation lli.it was
suggested by tin- black plague and pro
moled by it. in accordat. with whicl
parliament undertook to prescribe th
hours of labor and of service tor lhe
I.r -t hp- cpiuality ..l all in. u w as r.
ognized by lhe'law -has u,,-r.- been any
attempt in Anglo-Saxon to constrain
? a compel the personal services of men
o..l . ouvieted lor . rime.
"Mow. what do your reporters?what
di. y.uir newsgalhcrem carry int.. tbeli
work? No privilege conferred by any
law. no franchise granted by any
st.ite. no opportunity that is not ..pen
to anyone of their fellow citizens. Tneir
report is a thing of brain and brawn
anil in it is lo h.- found nothing but
that labor which responds to the pri?
mal law ..f God?"In th.- sweat of thy
face shalt thou eat bread ali the days |
of Ih.-y life.' (Applause.;
"Tin- property which you have in
your news, for purposes of Immediate
publication, is edmply that property
which a man has in his own home?
stead. It is exclusive'.' Yes; so is al.
ownership. The owner of a horse has
a monopoly of his use. That kind of
monopoly is of the very essence of.
property of all kinds, exclusive in ihej
particular thing which has either been
has been bought by him when produc?
ed by tin- labor ot some one else. That
property is always defensible.
"You have not only the Associated
Press, extending over th.- United
Suites; you have your limited associa?
tions in the citi.-s. 11' a hundred or
inure newspapers may not combine in
'.hp- United States to gather news for
themselves, then why may three or
four combine in the city id' Chicago or
th.- city of St. 1 .onis for the purpose ot
gathering up more economically cer?
tain matters of routine news in those
cities'.' Ii' the Associated Press mus.
furnish its report t.> whomsoever
wishes 11. th.-n your local association
must .1.. lhe same. And it goes bey...id
that the individual reporters of news
must give it up to whomsoever de
inands it. beta use th.- olllce of the
inn. lion is the same, ami you do not
altar its character because you multi?
ply th.- number of reporters. 'Great
applause.) A hundred black rabbits
.I., not make a black horse. (Laughter.)
And that ought not to be limited to
news. Ii' lb.- newspaper that semis |
an expedition into the heart of Africa,
if th.- newspaper that undertakes the
exploration of the Artie regions
must, upon compulsion, give tic- re?
sults or its enterprise and its energy
tpp whomsoever will, then why should
inp| the man who explores his own in
nor consciousness and discovers ideas
of worth and dignity, why should not
he In- compelled to yield lo whomsrw
ever may demand it. Kudyard Kip
Mug produces lhe Recessional. We
may read it ifnilTivake" lr OUT own: K
is mine and it is yours so far as it con?
stitutes an addition to intellectual
wealth, but if we undertake to viake
use of it beyond that, if we undertake
to make use ? >f it by printing It and
selling it when printed, we are simply
reaping where we have not sown,
gathering where we have not str
(Applause.) The right of the Associ?
ated Press to the reports that It has
gathered Is as high as the right of
.-ach of its individual reporters to the
fruit of his own labor. It is its high as
tin- right of every author lo the
diictions of his own mind and Iiis own
pen; and I .lo not believe. ho
courts may differ, any one of them
will ever reach the conclusion that
you can he made to serve those whom
you choose not to serve; for if lhat In?
junction can hi' laid upon you as a
body, it ciin be laid upon every one of
your individual members.
"Wo have here an Association num?
bering, ir w.- include ail those who-by
tie- rules ..f the association may be
fairly . on.-id.-red its members, some?
thing lik.- seven hundred. There are
2,100 dally newspapers In the i'nlted
-l.it.s. It. perhaps, does not become
to.-, as a representative ol' the seven
hundred, t" deny the assertion made
by the fourteen hundred that you have
i monopoly of the newsgathering en?
terprise anil abilities of this country.
(Applause.) lint if I wer., lhe oilier
slde I would want to find some other
ground ipii which to plant my e'nse
They stand precisely upon that foot
log. Th.-y stand upon the footing lhat
a field ol' enterprise which is open
every individual in this country,
whether he owns a newspaper or dc
net. a tiel.l of enterprise which. Indeed
'ti the old country, Is chiefly exploited
l.y a 10:111 who has not a newspaper;
they laud upon lie I'oot'.iig thai this
Held which is op.-n to enterprise,
t.i courage. ..pen I., sagacity, open to
Industry, is closed to them. Well, the
courts will never protect Hi.- sluggard.
(Applause.) Laws are made for lhe
diligent, and you will be protected in
tl.utcome because you are simply
asserting Hie right to the fruit:
yiiur own labor. Ami there is
higher ami no profounder principle
vp.lv.-.i In this controversy than that
proclaimed in the .lays of o'.I. that the
tub.pier is worthy of his hire."
She?"Don't the notes of the bugle
niake you feel patriotic?" Recruit?
-Not aw much as the 13 dollar-notes 1
get every month, ma'am."
Warm Discussion on the Limitation of
BALTIMORE. May 21.?The general
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church. South, had a warm discussion
today on the subject of the limitation
The question was on the adoption of
a law forbidding evangelists to enter
a charge and hold services without the
consent of the pastor. During the dis?
cussion Rev. Sam Jones sat on the
platform in a rocking chair. Scorching
allusions were made to evangelists,
but he seemed unmoved. Evangelists
were referred to as "anarchists," "men
who make trouble," etc.
It was intimated that evangelists
were after money. The proposed reg
ulation was finally adopted.
The plan of Episcopal visitation for I
the bishops of the Methodist Church,
South, for the ensuing year was an?
nounced. The conferences are divided
into ten districts, to each of which is
assigned one of the bishops.
Bishop John C. Keener, of New Or?
leans, who was recently retired at his
own request, was not assigned.
Following Is the names of the con?
ference, the place and date of holding
it. and the bishops who will preside
First District?Bishop A. W. Wilson
Japan Mission, Kobe. Japan, August
25; Korean Mission. Seoul, Korea, Sep?
tember 15; China Mission, Shanghai
China, October 20.
Second District?Bishop John C
Cranberry: Illinois. Waverly, III.,
September 7; Kentucky. Flemlngs
burg. Ky., September 14; Louisville.
Louisville, Ky.. September 21; Balti?
more. Alexandria. Va, March 4.
Third District?Bishop R. K. Har?
grove: Western Virginia, Cattlesburg,
Ky.. September 7; Holston. Morris
town. Tenn., October 5; Virginia. Ports?
mouth. Va.. November 16: South Geor- |
gia. Ilawkinsville, Ga.. December 7.
Fourth District?Bishop W. W. Dun?
can: New Mexico, El Paso, Texas,
September Pth: Nex Mexican. Chvhua
hau. Mexico. October 5; Central Mexl- |
can. City of Mexico. October 19; Mexi?
can Holder Mission, San Antonio. Tex.,
October 25: German Mission, Houston,
Tex., November 3; North Georgia, Au?
gusta. Ga., November 23; South Caro?
lina. Greenwood, December 7.
Filth District?Bishop Ohas. B. Gal?
loway: Brazil Mission. Pirricacaba,
Brazil. August 4: West Texas, Sequin,
Texas. November 2; Northwest Texas,
Brownwood, November 1C: North Tex?
as. Greenville. Tex., November 23; Tex?
as. Houston, Texas. December 12; East
Texas. Beaumont. Tex., December 7.
Sixth District?Bishop R. Hendrick;
Montana. Butte. Mont.. August 4: East j
Colombia, Lagrande, August IS; Colom?
bia, Albany. Oregon, September 1; Pa- 1
elilc, Oakland, Cab, September 14: Los
Angeles, Downey, Cab. September 19;
Memphis, Paducah, Ky., November
Seventh District?Bishop J. S. Key-.
Tennessee, Clarksvllle. Tenn.. October
l?: North Alabama. Huntsvllle. Ala.,
November 23; North Mississippi, Ab?
erdeen. Miss., November 30; Alabama,
Greensboro. Ala., December 7.
Eighth District?Bishop O. P. Fitz?
gerald: Western North Carolina. Win?
ston. N. C November 16; North Caroli?
na. Elizabeth City. N. C. November 30:
Mississippi, Hattlesburg. Miss., Decem?
Ninth District?Bishop Warren A.
Chandler, Denver, Denver, Col., August
IS': Western Kansas. Kansas City. Kas.,
August 25; Missouri. Memphis, Mo.,
August 31; Southwest Missouri. Lexing?
ton, Mr., September 14: St. Louis. Deso
lo. September 21: Florida. Gainesville.
Fla.. December 14.
Tenth Distriet?Bishop Henry C. Mor?
rison: Indian Mission. Norman. Okla..
November 2: Arkansas. Morrillton.Ark.,
November 16: Little Rock, Little Rock.
Ark, November 24: Louisiana, Mans?
field. La., December E.
I Tiiflny's seiiHion was presided over by
f Bishop R. E. Hendricks.
The following committees on educa?
tion were appointed:
I James H. Carlisle. W. M. Baskerville,
Morgan Galloway. Sr., J. A. Kern, W.
1'. Few. E. B. Craighead, H. C. Pritch
ett, J. O. Keener, Edward Hayes and
Eugene H. Pearce.
The book committee was elected as
Collins Denn, J. B. Morgan, T. D.
Fite. J. D. Hamilton. R. A. Young, W.
C. Hendricks, E. C. Reeves. J. A. Odell,
Paul Whitehead. W. P. Lovejoy, W. R.
Mills. James Campbell and J. M. Ma
Rev. W. B. Murray was elected sec?
retary of education.
A resolution to increase the size of the
Nashville Advocate from sixteen to
twenty pages and appropriate $2.500 for
contributions was adopted. An appro?
priation of $1,100 was made for the
Two fraternal delegates. Dr. W. T.
Davison, of England, and Dr. J. F.
Bory. of the Methodist Episcopal
church, made the farewell addresses.
A joint?meeting of the ecumenical
commission of the Methodist Episcopal
church and the Methodist Episcopal
Church South, was held this evening.
Bishop John F. Hurst and Rev. L. B.
Wilson, of the former church, came
over from Washington to attend. The
object of the meeting was to decide on
a basis of representation of the two
churches at the council to be held in
London In 1901, and for the presentation
of propositions before the London meet?
ing. No definite plans were arranged
and the meeting adjourned to the call
of Bishop Galloway, who presided at
MIkm AI.Gertrude Smith to Marry.
Mrs. Mary A. Smith, of Norwalk. O..
has issued invitations for the marriage
of her daughter, Miss Mary Gertrude
Smith, to Mr. Frank Godley. of Spring
held, 111., the ceremony to take place at
the First Universalist church of Nor?
walk, Wednesday evening, June 1. at 7
Miss Smith is well and favorably
known in this city, where, for several
years, she was one of the head instruc?
tors at the Newport News Female
Seminary. During her residence in the
city she was soloist of the First Presby?
terian church, of which Rev. E. T.
Wellford is pastor.
There is a bit of romance attached to
the engagement of Miss Smith to her
affianced. In the autumn of 1S96 she
made a pleasure trip to England and
on the steamer going over she met Mr.
Godley. Their, acquaintance ripened
into that alTectlon which destiny dic?
tates and on Miss Smith's return to
Ohio. Mr. Godley frequently found oc?
casion to visit Norwalk. with the re?
sult that an engagement followed sev?
eral months ago.
Mr. Godley Is said to be quite
Mm. ICvuiib ImorPHted Id tue Navy
Mrs. Robley D. Evans, the wife of
"Fighting Bob." whose home is at
Fort Monroe, has a larger personal in?
terest in the navy than most women.
II er husband comjpands the Iowa, her
brother commands the Indiana, his son
is on the Massachusetts, her son-in-law
Is on the Nesv York and her two
daughters and her niece have volun?
teered as nurses and are now taking In?
struction at Dixie Hospital in Hamp?
Hrnoliiie <>n Itoute for Tamp >.
Tile transport Resolute, formerly tha
Old Dominion liner Yorktown. armed
with two G-pounders and two Hotchkiss
guns, sailed from the Brooklyn navy
yard Friday morning for Tampa, Fla.,
and passed tin- Capes early yesterday
morning. She is manned by ninety-five
men of the New Jersey naval militia,
and Lieutenant Rraddock, the militia
officer commanding the detachment, is
the second officer in command. The
Resolute carries a cargo of 1.000 cots
and .subsistence stores for the troops
mobilized at Tampa.
After the riuenpest the locusts have
come to South Africa, and trains are
now being stopped by them.
THE UTILITY OF WHISKERS,
SontctitnoN Thon? Who Need Tbem
Moxt Can't Rat? Any.
"I would give five years of my life,"
said a young Chicago attorney who is
beardless, "to have your whiskers."
This was said to a friend who was sup?
plied with abundant whiskers. "Now,
you as a clerk have no use for that hair
on your face. It might be better if
you did not have it at all. While here
am I, who need it in my business, and
yet cannot raise a beard to save my
life. It seems to me that the per capita
circulation of hair is inadequate to the
needs of the nation. I have never had
I the slightest use for a razor in all my
life, and yet 6uch a beard as yours
would be worth at least $5,000 a year to
me as a lawyer. Strangers hesitate to
employ an attorney in an important
case if he has not a beard. Of course,
there are exceptions to this rule, but It
generally holds good just the same. If
a man is portly and has a good address,
it does not so much matter, but taking
the average lawyer or professional
man, the beard cuts considerable fig?
"I have a brother who is in business
where a beard is of no particular ben
! efit, and yet he is bearded like a pard.
He is taken for a doctor every day. One
day last summer when he was walking
on the west side a woman rushed out
of a house and insisted on his coming
in to see her husband, whom she
thought dying. The other morning he
was coming down town in a North
State street car, when a woman asked
the conductor how she should go to St.
Luke's Hospital. The conductor could
not tell her, but he looked around the
car and picked out my brother, and
said to him: 'Doctor, what street is
St. Luke's Hospital on?' Whenever he
goes to a drug store the clerks call him
'Doc,' and give him a professional dis?
count. I went in with him one day
and the clerk was talking to a real doc?
tor about some new and powerful med
icine. He turned to my brother and
said: 'Doctor, what has been your ex?
perience with thrtyjkidlpeke?' Blamed
if my brother did not put on a profes?
sional voice and talk for five minutes
about the medicine, and he didn't know
whether it was taken iu capsules or
to be rubbed on the scalp."
Hernard Sluor. "Vetcetnrlan."
I regret to say that vegetarianism is
a fighting diet. N:r.ety-nine per cent,
of the world's lighting has been done
on farinaceous food. In Trafalgar
square I found it impossible to rt n
away as fast as the meat eaters did.
Panic is a carnivorous specialty, if
the army were fed on a hardy, healthy,
fleshless diet we should hear no more
of the disgust of our colored troop3
and of the Afridis and Fuzzywuzzies
at the cowardice of Tommy Atkins.
I am myself congenitally timid, but
as a vegetarian I can generally con?
ceal my tremors, whereas in my tin
regenerate clays, when I ate my fellow
creatures, I was as patent a coward
as Peter the Great. The recent spread
of fire-eating fiction and Jingo war
worship?a sort of thing that only in?
terests tne pusillanimous?Is due to
the spread of meat eating. Compare
the Tipperary peasant of the potatoes
and-butter-milk days with the modern
gentleman who gorges himself with
murdered cow. The Tipperary man
never read bloody-minded novels or
cheered patriotic music hall tableaux,
but he fought recklessly and wantonly.
Your carnivorous gentleman is afraid
of everything?including doctors, dogs,
disease, death and truth telling.?G.
B. Shaw in the Vegetarian.
\ew t'Nen For LnuippoNtN.
Lampposts are, so to speak, "in the
air." The other day it was decided
to use them as letter-boxes. Now Mr.
justice R?mer has granted permission
to work a patent which is lo utilize the
waste heat from gas lamps in the
street, whereby hot water may he sup?
plied to the public by means of a slot
machine. It is also proposed to affix
to the posts small packets of tea and
cocoa, which will also fall to a penny.
If the idea works as well as its in?
ventors expect there will be no occa?
sion to bother about bungalows and
such like tea-places. One will simply
arrange for an al-fresco tea-party at
the nearest lamppost..
roiiUrmatlun of a Fluh Story.
While several Klondikers were buy?
ing dried salmon for food for their dog
teams, several persons who are not go?
ing to Klondike stopped to discuss the
value of dried salmon as food for dogs,
and one of them brought up a story
about three Jersey cows at a mission
in Alaska being fed ail winter on
dried salmon and giving plenty of
milk, which furnished an abundance
of cream. Several of the crowd ex?
pressed doubts as to the truthfulness
of the story, when one of the Klon?
dikers said he knew it to be true. He
had lived iu Alaska for several years,
and was there the winter when the hay I
and milfeed at the mission spoken of
gave out, and had seen the cows eat?
ing the dried fish and had drunk cream
from their rniik in his coffee.
Of course, no one could dispute such
testimony as this, especially as the
man, on being pressed, admitted that
the coffee had a slightly fishy taste. He
further stated that when the winter
was over and the storms were passed,
and the gentle sunshine came at last,
and the grass grew and the flowers
"blew," and the Jersey cows went out
and gamboled on the green they never
failed to come up on Friday to eat fish,
and nothing could persuade them to
eat anything but fish on that day. The
dealer laid out three large dog salmon,
extra, as a sign of his appreciation of
the truthfulness of bis customer.
The record of fires in buildings pro
fessionallv fireproof shows the need
of drastic regulations of their furni?
ture. Brick walls, it on beams and
stone floors may be little better than
nothing without restrictions regard?
ing the inflammability of the property
slowed in them. There must be a
regular fireproof-building "brand" of
desks and chairs. They must be made
of metal, or something that won't
burn, to please the owner's taste. No
common latU ft), plastering; no wood
for casings, doors and windows. All
must be made fireproof, or nothing
wiil be fireproof. Private papers are
the only things that can be permit?
ted to remain liable to burn.
Patrolman S. W. Giddln^s returned
last evening from Salin?, N. C whith?
er he went to attend the funeral of
his brother-in-law, Mr. C. C. Bar
bour, who died Tuesday morning-. Mr.
Barbour was well known in Hampton,
where he married Miss Ida Giddlngs.
The Odd Fellows will attend services
In a body at the First Baptist church
at i o'clock this afternoon, when the
pastor. Rev. C. C. Cox, will preach the
annual sermon from the text "Thy
gentleness hath made thee great."
This afternoon at 2 o'clock a Pieshy
terian Sunday school will be organized
at the Fast End Mission.
Mr. J. W. Davis returned yesterday
morning from a trip to Philadelphia.
Captain Barclay H. Warburton, com?
mandant of Camp Warburton. return?
ed yesterday from a visit lo Philadel?
phia, whither he went to see his wife.
Mr. T. Frederick Ways, of New
York, is the guest of friends in the
Youug America Patriotic* Too.
The war with Spain has aroused the
patriotism of the younger generation
In different sections of the city boys
are organizing military companies and
I making preparations for war. Proba
| bly the largest organization is Compa?
ny X, of which James Abbe, Jr., is the
captain. This company has fifteen
members. Yesterday Captain Abbe
took his command to camp, going to
i the woods near Fast Fnd. where the
company remained the greater part of
the afternoon, engaging iu target prac?
tice and going through the manual of
A story was told yesterday of a little
4-year-old tot who was al the Casino
with bin mother. The lillle fellow was
playing on the beach, when his mother
saw him pull oil his cap and wave it in
"What are you doing, darling?" his
"1 am saluting the American colors,
mamma," was his reply.
And so he was. Out tin the stream
was an American vessel Hying the
Stars atal Stripes.
The following cases were disposi d ol
in lhe Police Court yesterday morning:
Thomas Chapman, Robert Park.-r,
E W. Holt, drunk; each lined $2 and
Kate Jordan (colored), not of good
fame, required to give bond iu the sum
of $100 for sixty days.
William Hawkins, disorderly: requir?
ed to give bond in the sum of $20u for
S. L. Smith, drunk; fined $2 and
i Emma Johnson (colored), disorderly;
lined $2 and costs.
AS PORTO RICO HEARD IT.
(El lleraldo de Puerto Rico, of May 4.)
All : BRAVE MEN.
We know now how the Yankee figlrts.
i hi sea neither Iiis vessels, with nickel
steel armor, nor his many cannon of 20
centimetre calibre, are of any use to
Montejo, the heroic Montejo, iit com?
mand of a few vessels, some mere pon?
toons, gave the valiant Americans the
finest drubbing registered in naval
Hack to Hong Kong will go the illus?
trious hogs willi drooping snouts, en?
deavoring to till up the holes w hich our
insignificant cannon made in the invul?
nerable armor of their ships.
And on land?
Ah : Un land it is the strangest and
most surprising things that our readers
Two armorclads, three cruisers, sis
launches, armed with mitrailleuses and
cannons, live lighters full ot dirty and
greasy Yankees; all this was directed
toward Spanish soil and proceeded
noisily to Mariel.
But at Mariel were the Gerona rifle?
men, a gallant battalion that received
the hogs at fair range.
And. ohl Cowardice never before
seen; those armorclads, those cruisers,
those launches, and those militiamen
turned tail to the laud and placed all
their hopes in liight, thus saving their
When the women of Kentucky or ot
New York hear of this they will present
you with their best petticoats.
And those Yankee women will be no
worse looking for so great a shame, for
even in time of peace they are worse
than a China woman.
It's all right!
A beating in the Philippines, a beat?
ing in Cuba, a beating everywhere.
And when are you coining here, you
Our cannon are yawning at having to
keep their mouths open so lonifc.
Come, arrive, robbers of Portuguese
We are wafting to cut your snouts.
Europe and America are laughing
with open jaws at these mule-slaying
warriors, who flee from the guns of Ha?
vana and Porto Rico, and instead burn
with jets of steam unfortunate and de?
What a shame!
if these gentlemen come here we will
have first class harvests in coming
years, as our fields will be splendidly
manured with grease of hogs and the
hones of mules. Come, cowards!
it is said the American guns are of
very great range.
Hut what! There is compensation for
everything in the world.
And in exchange, the sailors who
have to handle these guns are persons
of very little range.
So one thing makes up for the other.
Taking this into account, it is easy to
explain why the bombardment of Ma
tanzas, now celebrated in the anrrals
of modern history, no projectile -fell,
even by mistake, within the circuit of
the city nor within the fortifications of
In so ignorant a manner
The aforesaid fleet fired
That, oh heavens, only
One bad mule It slew.
'i'lie Drin It a Mim XVetla.
An average man requires fifty-nine
ounces of food per diem. He neerk
thirty-sr-ven ounces of water for drink?
ing, and in breathing he absorbs thirty
ounces of oxygen. He eats as much
water as he drinks, so much of that
fluid being contained In variocs foods.
In order to supply fuel for running
the body machine and to make up for
waste tissue he ought to swallow dailj
i the equivalent of twenty ounces oi
bread, three ounces of potatoes, one
ounce of butter and one quart of
water. The body is mostly water.
The body of a man weighing 154
pounds contains ninety-six pounds, or
forty-six quarts of water.
A Rotlisc-lilld Family Custom.
Tn the Rothschild family it is the
custom at the birth of each little girl
to purchase six pearl3, each one coat?
ing ?100. Upon every birthday six
more are addad to the original half
dozen, so that when the young lady
comes out she has presented to her a
casket of magnificent and flawlesi.
itoumi the i'nrtli.
The time required for a journey
round the earth by a man walking day
and night, without resting, would b(
428 days; an express train, 40 days
sound, at a medium temperature, 32%
hour.;- - 'Ct>P.on ball, 21% hours; light
a.-iyport NewsVne"tcnth of a second
a ? JOR, Druggfa'Oflsing over a coppei
i&'ef "SSV-'i J oue-tenth of a sec
ALONG THE WATER F&ONT
ITEMS OJF 1STKBE1T Q4TBKBBD
ABOUT THE WEK?.
entrances and Clearances at the Custom
Home. List or Vessels Mow In Part?
Other .Marine Items.
Weather f orecast
WASHINGTON, May 21.?Forecast
for Sunday for Virginia?Partly cloudy
weather; pobahly showers in eastern
portion; fresh easterly winds.
Marine Mlscellean y.
ROTTERDAM. May 20.?Arrived:
Westgate, Newport News.
ROTTERDAM, May 19.?Arrived:
AKItlVALS ASH JJEl'AKTLKSiJ.
Vessels Airived Yesterday.
Steamship Chickahominy (Br.), Fur
Steamship Sorento (Gr.), Hamburg.
Barge Nyack, New York.
Barge Raitan, Boston.
Barge Fawn, Boston.
Vexsdls Sailed Yesterday'.
Schooner Annie G. Grage, Charles?
Schooner Marjory Brown, New Ha?
Barge City of Atlanta, New Haven.
THE COLLIER LEBANON.
The United States collier Lebanon
arrived at Norfolk Friday morning
on her way from Boston to Key West.
She took on board 2,000 tons of coal.
She has supplies aboard also. Lieuten?
ant R. O. Bitler, formerly in charge of
the United States Hydrographie office
in Norfolk, is executive officer on the
Lebanon, which carries a crew of sixty
men. The collier sailed yesterday
morning for the south. ;
A GIRL CAPTAIN.
The side-wheel steamer "Mystery,"
'aptain Laura Martin, of North Caroli?
na, for Baltimore, arrived in Hampton
Roads Friday and proceeded on her
The Mystery is one of the few vessels
<n the United States captained and pi?
loted by a woman and this little lady
? aptain is a very pretty one and only
is years of age. Her father is engineer
and discourages too much visiting to
ilo- little craft.
The vesesl is 10 feet long, 12 feet wide
and draws but 7 feet of water. Her
motive power is a tine gas engine, and
she makes about eight knots speed. A
low cabin covers the entire hull and
communicates with a small pilot house
at the bow.
A NEW TUG.
The tug Isabella Dempsey arrived In
the Roads on her maiden voyage Fri?
day from Philadelphia, towing one
barge. The Isabella Dempsey is Just
from the yard of Dempsey, Son & Co.
She is a tlrst-class steel tug of ninety
tons burden and is fitted with modern
engines and machinery. She Is built
expressly for bay towing.
CAPT. HODGES- AFFLICTION.
Captain H. A. Hodges, late of the
Did Dominion Line, has been laid up
<ince February with a serious throat
?lltllction resulting from a bad cold,
i "aptain Hodges has received the best
of medical treatment, under which he
did not improve, and last Monday he
decided to go to St. Vincent's Hospital,
MORGAN LINE CAPTAINS.
The captains of the Morgan Line
steamers which were sold to the gov?
ernment are located as follows:
Captain J. W. Hawthorn, of El Norte,
is at home at West Woolwich, Me.
Captain R. B. Quick, of El Rio. is
executive officer of the monitor Pas
saic stationed at the Jetties, Missis?
Captain George W. Mason, of El Sol,
is executive officer of the Yosemite (his
Captain IT. L. Higglns. of El Sud, is
at his home in Brooklyn.
THE IDEAL LAUNCHED.
The speedy yacht Ideal, which figur?
ed prominently in several races last
summer and which was hauled ashore
several months ae-o to ho ovenrai led.
was launched yesterday afternoon
shortly before 2 o'clock.
NEW YORK COTTON FUTURES.
NEW YORK. May 21.?Cotton futures
closed dull; sales, 21.600 bales; May.
6.31; June, 6.32: July, 6.37; August, 6.?;
September. 6.32; October, 6.30; Novem?
ber. 6.31; December, 6.33; January,
WEEKLY BANK STATEMENT.
NEW YORK. Maq 21.?The weekly
bank statement shows the following
changes: Surplus reserve, increased
$3.71S,025; loans, increased 47.857.800;
specie, increased $5.963 500: legal tender,
increased $1,321,500: deposits, increased
$14.267,900; circulation, increased $61,000.
The banks now hold $50.716,260.in excels
of the requirements of the 25. per cent,
NO BAD BREAKS.
"Johny! Joliny! didn't I ask you once
to stop whistling at the table?"
"Well, do you want me to ask you
"No'm. I don't want you to make no
"Bad breaks! What do you mean
"Well'm, you said it was: very impo?
lite to ask for thing twice at the ta?
London is about tD be blessed with
its first "continuous performance"
?how. The experiment will be made at
the Opera Comlque Theatre.
Joachim, the violinist, was called In
as an expert in a Berlin police court
to decide whether a $1.25 violin could
eally be played on. He said it could
tnd proved it.
The June bird crop promises to be
Hcuses For Sale.
Nine room dwelling on 34th street,
near West avenue. Has all modern
.?onvenlencee and will be ready for oc?
cupancy June 1. Price $4,000.
Six room house on 29th street. AJ1
modern conveniences. Price $1,360.
Six room house on 28th street, new
tnd nicely located. Price $1,400.
Tenement dwelling on leased ground,
renting for $30 a month. Price $600.
This property pays 30 per cent, net
ifter deducting.ground rent.
Several new houses in East End,
?anging In price from $800 to $2,000.
We can make very easy terms on the
iroperties advertised above. Small
ash payment and the balance- in
lonthly installments will be satisfac?
Houses and stores for rent in all ?ec
ions of the city.
Irwin Tucker S Co.,