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They Take Steps to Res-toro the De
Lcxins'on, Va., Nov. 5 Fursuaut to
call, the alumni and many friends of the
University of Virginia met In mass meet
ing here yesterday afternoon in the court
house. Hon. John nandolph Tucker, dean nf the
law school of Washington and Lee Uni
versity, presided. The object of the meet
ing was to raise a fund among the alumni
or the Unlicrsity of Virginia lu Lexington
and Rockbridge to aid in the restoration
of the University of Virginia building.
Addresses were made by Hon. J. Ran
dolph Tucker, Prof". Alex. L Nelson, and
J. A. Quartos, or Washington and Lcc Unl
vcrsltv; Dr. Hunter Pendleton, of the
Virginia Military Institute; Uev. K. J.
Mcl.nde, O. 1)., rector of Grace Memorial
Episcopal Church: Hon. William A. Glas
gow and Hon. William A. Anderson. The
following resolutions, offered liy Dr. Hun
ter Pendleton, were unanimously ndopteil:
Wliereas a terrible fire haunt ently swept
away the rotund.i and nubile, ball buildings
of the University or Virginia and elcstrojcd
much other aliiable property; and wliereas,
rivognlzlng the high standard established
mid iii.ilntaiiiedandthc high gr.ide of educa
tional work done by this distinguished in
stitution of learning for nearly three-quarters
of a century, a ml deeplv sensible how
great a loss to the State and Southland and
country let large Mould lie the permanent
impairment of the usefulness and efficiency
of t Ills, our Plate uui ersity Therefore, lie It
"""'RcsolveM, by the alumni and friends of
therniversityof Virginia here present, first.
That we profoundly deplore the distressing
calamity and heavy loss lihich has liefallen
this grand old monument to the cause of
-elnc.il ion, dear to all friends of broad and
"Second That we extend the faculty and
lioaril of isltors our sincerest sympathy In
this, their I rjmg.af Miction.
"Third That wegiietolhosehereprescnt
and to all others ho may wish It the oppor
tunity to coutributeof tlieirmeans In aid of
the restorat'ouuf the buildings aud property
"Fourth That a permanent treasurer be
apiMiuited to receive contributions and for
ward the same to tlie proper authorities."
A subscription was started and the liber
ality or alumni and friends of the old school
was shown. A circular letter n III lie sent
to all alumni in this section and the citizens
lu general, and all friends of education
will lie giie-n nn opportunity to aid In the
"real uorfciif rebuilding.
He Seen St. Clinrles. College and In
G I, en 11 Deception.
Ellicolt City, HdlTXov. 5. Cardinal Gib
bons was at 8t. Charles College, Howard
County, ycstcrday.'to Join with other visit
ing clergymen, the college faculty, and
students in celebrating St. Charles Bay. A
high mass was said, with Rev. Dr. Alphon
sus L. Magnien, of St. Mary's Seminary,
celebrant; iter. John P. Gayuor, deacon,
and liev. P. J. Walsh, sub-deacon. The
sermon was by RevM. J. Foley.
A reception In honor of the cardinal took
place at noon. An address was delivered by
Thomas McGuigau, of Piedmont, W.-Yn.
In response to the greeting the cardinal re
ferred to his own lire at St. Charles as a
Etudent, forty years ago, aud granted the
young men three free days or holidays In
the J ear, to be designated by the president
of the college, Kev. Charles Rex.
There was a banquet in the dining hall.
The recreation hall, whero the reception
place, was decorated with flowers and
Among the visiting clergymen, besides
those already named, were Iters. W. A.
Bartlctt. 1). L. Sartori; G. II. Tregasser, J.
K. Slattcry, P. J. Walsh, T. J. Kenney, E.
J. Wunder, W. A. Fletcher, of Baltimore;
Kev. William Orr, of Boston, a classmate at
St. Charles with Cardinal Gibbons; Rev.
J. P. Tower, of Sykcsvllle; Revs. M. E.
Gross and Joseph A . Foley, of Washington;
Rev. F. P. Doory, of Elkridge. Music for
lie mass was under the direction of L.
Mullen and F. E. Craig, students of the
college, and was finely rendered.
ELECTION RETURNS! I
Thes Times will dlsjilay tliem on a
mammoth canvas In trout ot th
Vltuca Building To-nlgbt-
iWIITING THE DECISION
Lawyers and Insurance Agents
Interested in a Pension Case.
BDPREME COURT ACTION
Commissioner Loehren Refuses toFro
duco l'ujiers Filed liy ApplleantH
for IVnMons, to Ho Used lit tlio Do-fen-.e
of Suits Against tlio Life In
biiruncc Companies liy ex-Soldiers.
Members or the bar and agents of In
surance companies in tills city are greatly
interested in the application recently made
to the District supreme court to require
the Secretary of (he Interior to cause the
production of naiivrs filed in the Tension
Office by applicants for pensions to be
used by insurance companies in defense of
suits Instituted against them Tor recov
ery of life Insurance on policies taken out
It m-oiiis that the payment of these
politics Is contested on the ground of al
leged tnisrtpresent.it Ions on the applknt Ions
for insurance, and the companies contend
th.it the government should lie made to
produce tlio medical examinations mid re
iwrtb filed in the Pension ortlcc in the
prosecution of claims Tor pensions.
Commissioner or Pensions Lochrcu Is op
tioned to compliance with these demands
nuiile by insurance companies, and iuspeak
lng on the subject said:
-Some sort or application was mndo lo
me by a l.nrjcr in lie-half ot the Fidelity
Life Insurance Company of New York, and
1-deeiined-lo furnish copies ot the paper
for tfle useor ttieiiisurancoconiiany, where
uihiii it was Intimated to me that resort
would be had lo a writ of mandamus to
comiicl me to produce them.
MIGHT PROVE POWERLESS.
"1 need scarcely say that such a writ,
being specially intended to compel the per
formance ot a ministerial duty, and the
law not haMng Imjiosed such a duty upon
me as to respond to the call ot insurance
companies, in like cases, the writ might
"Asl understood, resort was subsequently
had to the Secretary of the Interior, and
through some means the attorney learned
that If application nere lo lie made In any
Ii-gal ronu,.the writ of subpoena duces
tecum would necessarily be the proper one.
Howeicr.I may say right at this point that
such applications have frequently lx-en
made, and I haie uniformly declined to re
"It looks to me like this: An old soldier,
who is, perhaps, a pensioner himself, ap
plles to a company for insurance. The
company selects Its own luesUcalcxaminers
to test the physical condition of the appli
cant. It seems lo me that the material
question lu such a suit is not what aver
ments a pensioner may have made to the
Government in hW application, nor what
the slate of his health was when examined
by the examining surgeons of this bureau,
but, rather, whakwjblilsphystcal condition
at the time -when he sought Insurance, and
that fact can best be determined by the ex
liert testimony of the medlcalexamliiers em
ployed by the company, and in whom they
repose special confidence, and who made the
necessary physical examination at the time
It seems tome that when a company ac
cepts a risk upon the testimony of Its own
medical agents, in whose skill special con
fidence is reposed, unless deliberate fraud
be practiced by the claimant, the company
should be boutid by the acts ot Its agents.
Where such a company accepts the risk aud
continues, mouth after month and year after
jear, to receive the premiums troin the sol
dier, neer venturing at any timeduring the
lifeof the party that llierchasbcena fraudu
lent concealment or misrepresentation or
allowing the insured to contest such a prop
osition in his lifetime, it ought, Jn Jus
tice, be estopped from setting up. after
death or the parly, a plea ot this kind In the
endeavor to prevent the payment of the
GUILTY OF MALA FIDES.
"It is true, fraud vitiate every thing Into
which it enters; but In these cases It seems
to me as though t he insurance coiiina nies a re
themselves guilty of mala fides In accept
ing the risk uim! recehlng the premiums
without remark and without question, and
wailing until the insured is dead to dispute
Hie claim of the widow.
"The pensioner may, in his declaration or
affidavits prepared by a not overscrupu
lous claim agcut, have exaggerated his dis
abilities in his claim for pension. Thjs
should not liedisclosed to defeat his widow's
claim for Insurance.
"I hinecisclentlously opposed the lend
ing of any assistance on the part of the
gmcrntnent to Insurance companies where,
under such circumstances, they hac sought
to refuse payment to thu widows of jien
sloners. "I not only believe that the archives of
the government are not for the lienefit of
such corporations, aud that it is contrary
to settled and good policy to allow Its
records to be used by them In such a
manner, but I further believe that some
of the papers sought by Insurance compa
nies to lie used as evidence against Hie
suitors such, for instance, as medical ex
aminations by surgeons of this bureau
should lie excluded, not only upon the
ground that they are in their nature confi
dential and intended solely to advise an ex
ecutive officer in the administration nf his
duties, but, further, because. In my Judg
ment, they are not competent testimony,
unless they arc to be used in connection
with suilsagalnstthcsurgeons them sell es."
SAVED HIS LIFE.
But to Do So He Cut Out the Hull's
West Chester, Nov. 5. Walter 8. Wyeth,
a 2U-ound fanner residing near Exton,
Wct Whiteland township, had a. thrilling
encounter with a vicious bull yesterday,
and only saved his life through rare pres
ence of mind.
While passing through his meadow the
bull charged upon Mr. Wyeth, knocking
him down and bruising him badly. As
the enraged beast prepared for a second
charge upon his victim Mr. Wyeth quickly
drew from his pocket a large knife and
thrust the blade deep into the bull's eye,
turning it aside from its course.
There was a cessation of hostilities for a
few moments, the bull bellowing with pain
and licatlng Its hoofs on the earth, and In
the meantime the fanner sought a place
Hear Admiral's Widow Dies.
Mart insburg,V.Va.,Nov.5. Mrs. Mart ha
Harlan Stribling is dead, aged 63 years.
Pneumonia was the cause of her death
and her illness was of two weeks' dura
tion. Mrs. Stribllng was the widow of
Rear .Admiral Cornelius K. Stribling, a
United States Navy officer of prominence.
Her husband died in 1SS1, and since then
she had been lhlng here, where she had
many relatives and a wide circle of fam
ily connections 'and friends. She was for
many years a member of the rresbjtcrian
church, and was universally beloved.
William Low Suicides.
Hagcrstown, Md., Nov. 5. William Low,
aged about thirty-two or thirty-three. cars,
committed suicide yesterday afternoon by
hanging himself In a lam at his home, a
short distance west of Edgemont, Washing
ton county. Low haubeen despondent for
a long time fcom some unknown cause. He
lived Willi his mother on a small farm,
which they owned. He was missing from
his home and a search was Instituted, which
resulted In the finding of his body swinging
"Queen of Chinatown."
Philadelphia, Nov. 5. With a velvet bow
coquettlshly set in her hair and with traces
ot beauty still remaining In her face, Eva
Lee Sing, known as the "Queen of China
town," had a hearing yesterday before
Magistrate Jennon, accused of fighting
with a man named William Nedell, ot 635
Lombard street. Nedell was held In ball
to keep the peace aud Eva was sent for six
months to the -house ot correction.
L0CKED-0UT MEN SUFFER
Peter Granger III and His Wife and
Babe in Dire Need.
James Moran, Jr., 11ns Been 111 So
Lone That Ills Means Aro Ex-
lia'tixted Appcnlt. for Aid.
The Anacostla drivers have three 'basses
at work transferring -pa.-,engers lo""nmI
from the Nnyy Yard. The results yesterday
showed that oierSOOfareshad been earned.
Four of Iheforlycmployeshavegoueback
to the company, and one ot the three has
Just lieeu appointed an additional private
on the police force, presumably upon Presi
dent Oriswold's rccoinmradation. Not one
of the others has shown the least disposition
Two cases of greatdeslltulionamong the
men were reiKirtcd last night. Peter
Granger, living at No. 311 Harrison street,
one ot the drivers. Is lying 111 of typhoid
fever. In an adjoining room are his wife
and babe four days old, and all were des
titute of coal, food and clothing, to say
nothing of other m-ccss.irles. Mr. Leonard,
Mr. Van Hay and others supplied their Im
mediate netsls, and an appeal Is now made
for assistance from olherK benciolcntly In
clined. The other c-ase is that r James Mo
ran, Jr., who has been ill so long that his
means are exhausted.
The Hallway Assembly bought the
horses for uselu the 'busline, and the feed
for the animals has been thus far donated.
PrejKirations are still in progress; for the
big mass meeting In Anacostla Friday
night. The meeting will bo held In Ma
sonic Hall, and addresses niny Ik- ex
pected from a number of prominent Aim
costinns, besides Master Workman W. H.
O. SlmiiioiM, ot District Assembly, No. 00;
President Tracy, or TyiHigraphieal Union,
No. 101; Vice President Farrell, of the
same organization; President Hyde, nf the
Bookbinders; Paul T. Uowen and others.
1)11. SMITH SUCCESSFUL.
Ciildi-Knuii'jiiKt lli-ffiieil From 111"
Phlladisplilii. Nov. r..-A cablegram was
received In this city last evening from Dr.
Donnlihon Smith, dated Aden, lienrlng
the one word Successful." ,
This news established the rarely of tho
plucky I'hlladelphl.in, who for the past j ear
unci a half has In en exploring the wilds of
Eastern Africa, and nt the same time puts
nn end to the iloubt as to his safety which
lind been felt by those iiilcrcKtcd lu the ex
pedition for the past few months.
Dr. Smith entered AMca ou the east
ern coast nliout at the third degree of
north latitude, a jenr ago last June, to
push across the country of tho Gallreas
and Masai to two lakes which hale been
recently discoiercd by another expedi
tion, and from thence on to the two
Nyanzasi his object being to carry out
and complete the line of exploration from
tlie lakes to the east coast, u distance of
several hundred miles.
Dr. Smith wasncconipanledbynlioul 150
Africans, and at rirsl by an Englishman,
Mho was subsequently obliged to return to
Dr. Smith sent haeksome fine specimens
of the region's flora after he had lieeu on
his exiH-ditlon a few mouths, for the Geo
graphical Society of London, and some
months later was reported to be pusltingon
by anolherpnrty iihom he met. Asiilefrom
these eiidcnccs of his safety, there have
been none until the arrival of his cable
gram last ceiling.
As the region iihich Dr. Smith has tra
versed Is at the present lime rejin'sentisl
by n blank space on the map or Africa, the
significance of tin- explorer's brief mes
sage till! lie realized Immediately. Ho
has undoubtedly made a great many dis
coveries ot much value. Dr. Siiillh Is well
known in this city, being a graduate of
the Unliersily of Pennsylvania of the class
of '8n, and a member of the University
and other clubs.
Dig St nil in Flonlmr into the Its
s.ln -Mine ns a Hesnlt.
Piltston, Nov. 5. The Ravine mine of
the Newton Coal Mining Company Is in
danger of being riooilcd by an accident that
occurred yesterday. One of the miners
while at work fired a blast with the ob
ject ot taking down top coal. The" con
cussion opened a scam in the roof that
caused a stream ot water sufficient to fill
nn eight-inch pilie to pour lu ullli great
After nailing for some time in the hope
or It stopping, the engineers were sent for.
After a thorough investigation they dis
covered Hint the leak came from the Sus
quehanna Iliver, and have as yet not been
able to deiie means to stay the lnpourlug
stream. Three large pumps have been put
lo work, and it is only with the greatest
ilirriculty tlie mine is kept from filling
The mine Is one of the most productive
ot Its kind In this .alley, and Is owned prfn
c Ipally by George B. Newton and Frank T.
Patterson, of Philadelphia.
SHE BIT HIS KI.NGEHS.
Miss lleldel.or l'lilmifrlprila, Us.ed Her
Titli When Attacked.
Norrlstown, Pa., Nov. 5. Another at
tack on a defenseless woman in broad il.iy
llgut occurred on Sunday 'morning nliout
10 o'clock ou the Sivcdeland road. Upper
Miss Heldel, .1 Philadelphia yotinjr lady,
started from that city to visit friends
at Sweddand. While walking along the
road below Bridgeport she was grasped
from liehlnd over the eyes. She screamed.
Then her assailant attempted to put his
hand ocr her mouth. In doing so he got
his fingers in her innutlrrnnd the young
woman thinks she bit litem to the bone.
Just at this time Mrs. Engle, the wife of
8uiiervl6or Engle, and three other ladles
came-iiion the scene in a carriage, and the
man ran across the fields In the direction of
LOST CHILDHEX FOUND.
Brother and Sister Wandered Away
and Spent tlie Xlgbt on a Kldge.
Sbamokin, Pa., -Nov. 5. After having
been lost In the mountains near here since
Sunday afternoon Annie Strausscr, aged
5 years, and her brother, Willie, aged 3
years, were found by a searching party
Monday morning almost dead from cold.
The children were on their way home
from Sundayjchool, where they had gone
In charge of older persons, when they got
off the right road and wandered to the
top of the ridge, where they were found
lying beneath a tree. The searching party,
which consisted of twenty-five men, scoured
the mountains all night.
Work nt Norfolk Navy Yard.
Norfolk, Nov. 0. It is generally be
lieved that the government Intends to keep
the vessels of the new navy in good repair,
and the mechanics of the yard arc encour
aged, as tho bulk of them arc likely to have
steady employment during the winter
months. A force of men will be taken on
tomorrow, iron workers, helpers, and
laborers. The vessels now here under re
pairs aro the Raleigh, Montgomery, and
Amphitrite, and a new tug building for
the Naval Academy. Tho Bancroft is or
dered here tor repairs and overhauling, and
will shortly be at the yard. The work on
the Amphitrite is difficult and necessarily
proceeds slowly. She will be at the yard
until the 1st of December, at-Icast. The
new buildings In the yards and docks con
tinue to employ a good force.
One Fender Worked.
Philadelphia, Nov. 5. A fender on a
Columbia avenue trolley car probably
saved the lire of seven-year-old Harold
Homer, of Willlngton street, near Colum
bia avenue, on the latter thoroughfare,
near his home last night. He fell in front
of the car, was picked up by the fender,
and was carried about half a square unin
jured, ELECTION HETUHNS 1
The Times will display tbem on a
mam mot li canvas' In .front ol the
Time Building To-night
Of the New hs and the
ACETY-IjENE THE LIGHT
OF THE FUTURE.
In order to givu the reader an idea of
what the new gas accomplishes, we will
give some direct comparisons. Take
12..-.00 feet ot the gas which the city of
Philadelphia manufactures and distributes
to Its citizens through its miles of under
ground pipe to buy and lay nliich costs
a large fortune a L.S1 per 1,000 feet and
light It. Place alongside the Illumination
made by this Il!,50u feet ot city gas a
cylinder containing 1,000 feet of Acety
lene gas, less than one-twelfth ot the for
mer, and light it, and it will equal the
vastly greater eiuantlty of city gas In
illumination, excel It in tl.e matter of its
hannlCKsness on the erunlity of the atmos
phere, and also in the comfort It will
afford from the absence t that heat which
is caused by the grosser gas and by the
A one-foot burner with Acelyli'iie is
mure than eeiual to two six-foot burners
with tho ordinary gas.
TUTS OUT ELECTRICITY.
riace four incandescent ele-clrle lights
in a rooili with the ordinary caudle power
and also Ignite four burners conieying
Acetylene, and it will be fouiul'lhe electric
lights look pale and weak In comparison
with the new gas. It is as far superior
to the electric light as the electric light
was to the old gas light.
One of the 'things which Is noticeable
nliout it is the absence of that black disc
in the center which one sees In the ordi
nary gas, and which denotes imperfect
combustion. Tlie white flame of Acety
lene burns right elown to the tip. There
is no question according to the statement
of scientists that It is one of the greatest
ellscovcrles of the age. '
NO PUBLIC FRANCHISES REQUIRED.
There will lie no tearing up or streets
and laying or pipes in order to furnish
this new gas to citizens. Nothing of the
kind will be required. It will be delivered
at the houses of those using It in cylinders
to which the gas pipes now in use in the
houses will be connected. When the
cjilneler Is exhausted, a new cylinder will
be put In its place, mid a dclliery wagon
of the gas company will take the first
cylinder away, anil hai e It refilled. Thus
the supply will be always replenished.
There necil be no dispute about gas bills.
What oneusi-s will he paid for and no more.
The gas will probably be sold by the pound
rather than by the 1,000 feet.
There will be a great ninny derail uses
to iihh.li the gas will be put. For exam
ple, the parlor oil lamp will give way to
an equally hauilsome Jaifip with a tubc
In its center filled wjtiij Acetylene gas.
When the lulie is exh.iui.tesl, it will lie
slipped out, and another lube put In its
pints. Bicyclists who now uscoll lanterns
'on their wheels, will use a small tube,
from the end of which will rl.ime the beau
tiful white light. I j
It not only htvcs ti make darkness ns
light us day, but It accomplishes this result
by the simplest means. To the fact that
it is portable and that a little or It goes
a gre-at way is to be added the additional
fads that It has no joffcnslve odor, no
excessive heat, and that it does not vitiate
the: atmosphere like other gas.
KM'EIIT CAH JCJU'EHS.
Tramps Are Kxperieiiceil In Stealing
Hides on Trnins.
"I haven't much hair on my heail," said
Eupt. Mansfield, of the Indianapolis and
VIncennes, to an Indianapolis News re
porter, "hut what little I have was up In
the air like porcupine quills this afternoon.
Several of us were coming down the Union
tracks as No. 20, the fast train on the In
dianapolis division, was pulhng out.
"At Delaware street three tramps were
standing. By the time the train reachcel
that (Mjint It was going at a lively rate.
Each or the tramps selected a coach, and'
as the train whirled by caught the iron rod
that extends unde-r the sub of the car and
swung beneath the train In front of the
trucks. Like acrobats, they turned over
the rod and rested their fict on the brake
beam, and as the train rolled away settled
down for a ride. A single mistake, a slip
of the hand or the failure to place their
feet on the brake-beam meant for them
a horrible death. I was so frightened at
their recklessness that I fairly lost my
breath. Experienced railroad man that I
am, I would not have attempted such a
feat for $1 ,000,000."
"That was a common trick," said Frank
Lewis, formerly witli the Union Pacific
Railway Company. "I have had a good
deal of experience with tramps, and there
aro few of them but risk their lives daily
on the ears. The old time tramps used to
walk over the'eountry; upto-date tramps
ride. I have taken them out from beneath
the pilot ot the engine. I have hauled them
from the brake-beam of passenger cars, and
a favorite biding place for them is at the
top of lbe vestibule. Ou top of the cars
Is a pleasant place during the .summer, but
In the winter they try to make themselves
as e-oinfortahle as possible. It Is seldom
that you hear of a tramp being killed by
the ears, unless In a wreck. To become an
expert car Jumper Is one of the first
requisites of a tramp of the first class."
They Attempt the As-auxKlnatlim of a
Uazlcton, Ta., Nov. 3. Shortly after 6
o'clock last evening the town of Mac
Adoo was thrown into a state of intense
excitement by the reported assassination
of a woman and her small child by a
gang of Italians.
The shooting took place on Tamaqua
street, opposite the Arnold building. Frank
Guy, In company with his wife and child,
of Audenricel, while walklngalongthis thor
oughfare, was met by three Italians, rough
looking, who, without a wonl of warn
ing, whipped out their revolvers and fired
two shots at the Gny family.
One of the ballets struck Mrs. Guy in
tho left hand, and she, terror-stricken,
shrieked "murder" at the top of her voice.
This drew a big crowd.and two of the
would-be murderers made their escape
across a vacant lot in theexcitement that
The thlrel was not soprtunate, for he
had no sooner discharged his revolver
than be was pounced upon by the infuriated
The latter fought liken) jdjemon and would
have slain the would-be assassin but for
the mob which crowdeil around.
The Italian, who gave his name as John
Pietro, was taken lieTtife 'Squire Daley
for a hearing. He tlcBictrthat he did the
shooting and declined to reveal the iden
tity of his companion!, Jhom he said he
diel not know. '
His revolver upon examination showed
that one chamber had lieen dieJiarged. The
assault was oneof the mast outrageous ever
perpetrated there and has aroused a very
bitter feeling against the Italian element.
Mrs. Guy's wound is not dangerous, as the
bullet passed through her hand. Her'chlld,
however, was seriously bruised by being
Jostled by the crowd.
Corcoran Cadets Fair.
The Corcoran Cadets' fnir at National
Rifles Hall entered upon'the second week
of 1 ts existence last evening. S luce It opened
lthas lost noncof its brjglrtncss, but Instead,
as time wears on, increases In brilliancy
To-morrow evening the National Rifles
and on Thursday evening the Morton Cadets
will give exhibition drills.
On Fridayevening willjbe the grand indi
Tidnal prize drill, open -to two members
from each company in the National Guard.
Stol'.'s great sale of shoes Ladles'
Men's Children's, at less tlian wholesale
cost. Don't buy shoes, until you have
visited this sale,
SHORT CIHPIIGn ASKED
Business Men all Over the Coun
try Are Voicing the Appeal.
LOCAL ACTION IS EXPECTED
It Is rrolmble That the Washington
Board ot Trade Will Hccorcl Tts'
Views Shortly firoivliigl'rosperliy
ot the Country Should Be Interfered
With as Little us Possible.
Necr Iiefore has there Iks-ii such an
earnest effort on the part of business men
and those having financial Interests at
stake to secure a minimizing of the next
Not only from capitalists, but from no
inconsiderable number of active politi
cians, arises the Imperative demane! that
the depressing and demoralizing effects
of n protracte-d and heated contest be to
the utmost curtailed.-1
Among other commercial organizations
the Cleveland Chamber of Comim-rco has
taken an active interest in this nutter,
nnel has even gone to Hie point or sending
a formal letter to the various Boards of
Traeie througlout the country requesting
them to exert their inllueiice with the
National committeemen of both the le-ad-ing
parlies for shortening the duration
of their campaigns.
The Baltimore Board ot Traeie has been
prompt lo lake action on this letter sent
out from Clcvelanel, and iii the course of
appropriate preamble and resolution", the
following sentiments aro eipnscU:
"Whereas It ban been I he practice lo hold
the nominating eouieution-, of I he princi
pal political parlli-s file or six mouths be
fore the election; and
"Whoreas, in the opinion of the Balti
more Board ot Traeie, the disturbance to
the business interests ot tin country is
much increased by the length o time in
tenenlng ln-tiieen the nomination and the
elect Ion; and B
"Whereas, In -.lew of the recent depres
sion in business arfairs and the now return
ing prosperity, the disturbance attend
ant upon a Presidential election should be
reduced to a minimum: Therefore
"Resolveel, Thnt it is the opinion of this
board that tlie nominating conventions for
President and Vice 1-n-sldcul should not he
hehl earlier Hun July or August, prior to
the elate of the election."
LOCAL ACTION EXPECTED.
Similar action will doubtless lie taken
by mercantile organizations generally, and
It is expected that the Washington Board
of Trade will announce their views on
this subject to lie in favor of having an un
precedentedly short and conservative Pres
Ex-Senator Piatt, ot New York, has been
credited with taking the Initiative In this
matter, basing his theories upon the liellef
that the country hascnterist tqion a period
of great prostMrity, wide It would lie mate
rially checked by "the distractions of n pro
tracted cainiulgu. This opinion Is shared
by business men.
In opposition to this srntlment. It Is said.
Senator Quay and other Republican leaders
eleslre the holding of an earl coiiicntiou
and the conducting of a heated campaign,
in which business elisturliances may lie at
tributed to the present domination ot the
These diverging views naturally precipi
tate a conflict or no luslguiricaiit pre.por
tlous bctnceii the lHilltieiaus and the busi
ness men. m The latter elaily more strnqgly
eiidence a disposition to demand that their
Interests shall ri-celie couslileration and
protection in an equal elegrce with those
of the politicians.
The meeting of the national committee,
called to asse-mlJe In this city on Decem
ber 10, will bate the determination of this
In the meantime, such expressions of
opinion as have lieen formulated by the
Cleveland and Baltimore comiumercial
liodies, and will likely lie promulgated by
the Washington Board of Traeie, composed
of representative business men, will have
much Influi-nee in determining the duration
aiiilcliaraclc-rof the next campaign.
Tlie fixing of an ea'rly elate for the conven
tion will Indicate that i far as the Repub
lican party Is comenicd the shrewd, schem
ing, selfish politicians arc in control.
ii Idle a late elate will be conduslie proof
that business Interests arc regarded as par
amount to tlii-gratificntiouorpurely selfish
FULFILLING THE PROMISES.
The Democrats at this time deelure that
the present Administration is producing
exactly the results which they prcslletcd
and which the ICepublicans but firtecn
months ago declared could not be accom
plished. They urge that among other beneficial
results confidence in the stability of the
currency has been restored; some reduc
tion ot taxation has resulted from the
passage, of the tariff bill; the receipts of
the Treasury are growing each-month, and
the general outlook is better than it has
been since the wonderful revival of trade
that followed the resumption of specie
Just as the silver men have seen their
strength dwindling with each day that
brought an improvement in the time, until
the wiser among them acknowledge that
their cause is dead unless something in the
nature of a panls or a recurrence of the
financial depression occurs to revive It, so
the Republicans are beginning to realize
that there are no wcxistingcondlt Ions which
are giving satisfaction and which the
country woulel not wished changed except
for the purpose of improving them.
Ad. Writers Atcer.
A meeting of the A1. Writers' Club was
held Inst night at the clnbrooms In The
Times building for the semi-annual election
Tlie new officers are Mr. Isaac Gans,
president (re-elected); Mr. G. Nordlinger,
vice president; Mr. George F. Kinnear,
secretory; Mr. A. Kaufman, treasurer.
Two applications for membership In
tho club were received.
The advertisers will give a 6eries of
unique weekly entertainments during the
coming season, similar to those that were
sVsuccessful last season.
Thu club is in a prosperous condition,
and the members, most of whom represent
leading business bouses In this city arc en-,
thusiastic over its future prospects and
New house, entertainment and member
ship committees were appointed by Uie
Pennsylvania Hnilroad to Baltimore
Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and
-in .s.l rnlnrnfntv until MondaV. the 11th.
rate $1.25, good on any train.''
15c quality Selisia in
black and all colors in five
9O4-906 7th St. N. W.
When ve announced that we must raise $15,
885.18 by December 2, to meet the note held by
Bergher & Co., Syracuse, N. Y., and that if we could
not raise this amount we would be forced to close our
doors, we never expected that the public, our pa
trons "and car stanch friends in the past, would
come so nobly to our rescue.
OUR NECESSITY SALE
We have practically turned over our entire mag
nificent stock of fine Winter Suits, Overcoats, and
Children's and Boys' Clothing to the public at their
own prices. Everything is being sacrificed at less
than wholesale cost to raise this sum, and raise it
we must When Clothing is going at such prices
buyers should take advantage of it without delay.
THE NEW YORK CLOTHING HOUSE,
311 Seventh St. N. W.
SOUTH WASHINGTON CITIZENS
l'ralse The Times and Condemn the
Aiiacemtla Hallway Company.
The South Washington Citizens' Assoeia
tlon, at its regular meeting last night at the
hall ot the Washington Athletic Club, ou
South Cupltol street, establishes! re-ciprocal
relations with the Anacostla Citizens' As
sociation, discussed the garbage crematory
location with vigor and took a hand in the
When President Winter rapped for order
there were about 100 members present to
answer to their iiamii, anil more than the
usual interest characterized theprocceellngs.
The Times came in for a graceful tribute
from Mr. James Hall, who m quoting
from It said tlie appearance of a statement
In Its columns was a guarantee ot its cor
rectness. President Lawrence, of the Railway As
sembly, Mr. J. M. Keating, anil Mr. W. C.
Van Hoy, of the Anacostla AssexLition.
were present by invitation, and each made:
an address, Prc-ident Lawrence, at the
urgent reimest of theassoeiatlon, making a
statement of the present condition of the
At the conclusion ot his remarks Mr. M J.
Brown moved the aeloption of the resolu
tion, and sale! he did not believe the-re was a
member of Hie association mean enough to
rule on the cars.
The James Creek Canal was adverted to
and other nuisances came In for con
demnation, Mr. Hall, above alluded to.
uiaking ,a strong pre-sentation of South
Washington's grievaae-e, and lauslically
eritleisiug what was understood to be
the puriwsu of the Commissioners respect
lt was the unanimous voice of those pres
ent that the proimsed crematory at the
foot e,f South Capitol street shall be op
posed at every stage of its progress to
ward construction and operation.
The association elected officers for the
ensuing year as follows:
Dr. E. C. C. Winter, president: James
F. Shea, vlce-presielent; Henry Storey,
secretary, and John Quinn, treasurer.
The officers are ex-ofricio nxinlicrs of
the executive committee, and additional
members were chosen as follows: David
Murphy, John B.Prout, R.J Collins. James
Martin, J. U. Leonard. Maurice Fitz
gerald, and Charles Schaffer.
Rltlni; Vote of Thanks Given to Dr.
Elliott nnel Mr. Wllmer.
The autumu meeting of the Churchman's
League of the District of Columbia was held
last evening In the Sunday school room ot
Epiphany Church, G street. between Thir
teenth and Fourteenth streets northwest.
Themeetlug was largely attended, anil was
pre-ided over by Commissioner Trueselell.
After the routine business, during whMi
interesting and satisfactory reports were
submitted by the secretary anil treasurer,
short addresses weremadeby Rev. JohnH.
Elliott, S. T. D.. pastor of the Church ot
the Ascension, and Mr. Sklpwith Wllmer.
dele-gale to the general convention held In
At the conclusion of the address a rising
vote of tliauks were tendered Ecv. Dr.
Elliott and Mr. Wllmer.
Round Steak, 10c.
Birloln Steak. 12 l-2c.
Porterhouse Steak, 18c.
Lamb, from Cc. to 15c.
Koast Beef, 8 to 12 l-2c.
C. E. Hoover, 413 and 41t K Street
Stoll's great sale of shoes Ladies'
Men's Children's, at less than wholesale
cost. Don't buy shoes until you have
visited this sale.
"Nice For the Visitors.
Sketch outside a
I THOUSANDS WEHH ATDHOOl'S
l'opulur Piano Dealers Were IIiisIk In
Their New Bulldlnir.
Eight thousand friends of E. F. Droop
& Sons dropped In to see them ye-sicnlay
afternoon. About two thousand more
dropped around last night to attend tho
inrorm.il muslcale given from S to !.30
It has been almost forty ye-ars since Mr.
K. F. Droop entered the piano business in
tins city. In these years he has made
many friends, as he now knows. Lately
he lias had his two sons, Edward H. and
Carl A. to help him along. They are
proiing themselves Just as popular as
their rather. Ye-sterday the three felt;
there, ought to be twenty or thirty of them
to greet the fnends and express the satis
faction the firm felt.
The guests were received at the front
eloor by Mr. E. F. Droop, assisted by Harry
J. Read and Kent Nelson. Mr. Drouii
thiuks he knows nowhowaPrc-sideiit-onn-lini's
feels after shaking hands with five
or six thousand people. The malu floor
was soou filled, and then began the tour
through the five-story bulldiug.
One of the most pleasant Ineiilents of
the evening was the presentation to the
Steinway n-prtj-entatlve-s of a portrait
of the founder of their hou-e. It was
elraped in the German colors. Mr. Ch.irle-J
Steinway was most happy In his re
spouse. Still the EviuiuelM Cemie.
Evangelists b.wo designs upon Wash
ington. The northwest has been slinvd by
evangelists from Chicago, and now the
northea- is to have onef rom PhlLulelphia.
Kev. Chas. II. Coon, pastor of one of the
largest churches, the-re, anel formerly as
sistant of Rev. It. F"ay Mills, well known
throughout the land as an evangelist.
Mr. Coon is a forceful sjveaker, his utter
ances art often tinctured with humor, and
his wide experiences render his sermons
Iieculiarly suggestive and practical. At
his opening meeting hist night he captursl
every hearer. Those who do not he-ar luni
will "miss a rare treat. He Is assisted by
a cornettst, a chorus choir, and by soloists.'
The meetings are held every night at the
Fifth Congregational Church, Eighth and
I streets northeast.
First Baptist Church Heimlon.
The fifteenth annual re-union ot the
congregation of the First Uaptlst Church,
took place in the church parlors, corner
of Sixteenth and 0 streets northwest, last
evening. It was Intendesl to hold this re
union ou Thurselay evening last, but the
weather becoming so Inclement it was
The programme was simple anil intiTe st
ing, opening with singing, followed by a,
prayer by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Charles
A. Stakcly. The roll of the members was
then called, after which the csj-.i-n.int was
read. On the pkitform, tastefully decoratei,'
with ferns, sat the pastor. Dr. Stake li.
also Dr. Whitman, president eif Columbian'
University: Uev. Samuel II. Greene. Dr.'
George C. Sampson, and Rev. Dr. Muir.'
each ot whom made a short, informal'
No Arbitration for Him.
Pans, Nov. 5. M. Besseguier, manager
of the glass works at Carmaux, whose em
ployes areron strike, has ref use-el to submit
the differences between the workmen ami'
tlie employers to arbitration.
SI. 25 to Baltimore mid Itcturn !.'-5
via Pennsylvania Bailroad.
Tickets sold Saturday and Sunday, No-,
vember 9 anel 10, good lo return untd
Monday, the 11th, on any train.
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