THE WASHINGTON TIMES
We've got some hats at
$2 that are so good that
they keep lots of .people from
buying better hats who
really" intended to spend
They're not $2 hats any
where else they're $2 here
because we're advertising
our new hat department.
Spring shapes are ready.
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No I'r.ituli Storn in Washington.
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HEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
The Assault on Auburn Price 3Iay
CIus.-.c Confirmed by the Bishop.
Four Democratic Candidates
Alexandria, Feb. 25. An alarm of fire
about -8 o'clock tonight was caused by
the burning of a two-story frame build
ins on the west side of St. Asaph street,
between Gibbon and Franklin streets. The
holding was occupied by Robert Hopkins
lid William Thompson. Tlie office of the
Li-.uier, published by Magnus L. Robinson,
c-Wed, was also loaned in tlie building.
Tile diinmge will not exceed $500. Tlie
pr.ijwrty belongs to John Seaton.
Tlie condition of Auburn Price, who,
;i reported in this iiiorning's Times, claimed
ti have been shot last night, was not
- favorable today, aim Dr. Howard of
tliis city was summoned to the bedside
or the sick man tonight. Price insists
that he did not fall and injure himself,
but that he was shot. He states that
be was in Morris Levin's saloon, on North
St ANph street, last night, and in paying
for drinks exhibited a $5 bill. "When
be left the saloon he had this money In
bis pocket, and started for tlie home
of his sister, Mrs. llogan, in Del Ray.
He noticed that two men were follow
ing him, and claims tha.. when he reached
St Asaph junction one of them drew a
pistol and fired, the bull striking him in
the head and rendering him unconscious.
"When he recovered be dragged himself to
bis lioiue, where lie was round later by
his. sister. The $Ji was not in his pockets,
and it is supposed that he was robbed
sifter being shot. Price claims to know
tlie two colored men who followed him,
jindthcy will be arretted. When examined
today it was found that there were two
wounds in Price's head, one near the left
t. mple, where the ball is supposed to have
entered, and the other over the right
ey- where it came out.
Police Commissioner Tackettlias returned
rr-'iu New York.
There were torty lodgers at the police
A tramp, who gave his name as Charles
"Wlilltook, v.ms arrested by Officer Davis,
on Washington street, tonight. Whitloek
had been seen by the officer entering a
y.tnl and acting in a suspicious manner.
A iteetingrihe Women's Christian Tem
perance Union will be held in tlie M. E.
i Lurch Soutb, tomorrow afternoon, at 2:30
The public schools will be closed on the
Uli of Match
Tlie Right Rev. J. B. Newton, D. D.f
bishop cttadjutor of Virginia, administered
the ritewf confirmation iu-St. Paul's Church
t"day at 11 o'clock-, at Grace Church at 4,
and at Christ Church at 7:30 o'clock
Wniht. Tlie -services were impressive
und large classes were tonfiinied at each
Four candidates for tlie Democratic nomi
i:iiiou for mayor have been named Hon.
LH. 'i liompMn,preseiitincumbcnt;George
L. .Simpr-on, Gilbert Simpson und Wil.ijiin
A danee will be given by Mr. John
Lucas daiHjing class at Schuler's Hall
.Joseph Clark, who was sentenced to nine
ear.iniprisuniiientforan attempted crim-i:i-l
assault upon lii sister-in-law, was
t.iken to the iiichinond penitentiary yes
terday by Guard W. N. Dawson.
To Entertain Visiting Shriners.
The Nobles of Mecca and Kalif-Alce
TejuiHes of Mystic Shrine are making
preparations to receive the visiting No
bles -who will be' here during the inaugu
ration. The following committee on ban
quet and reception has linen appointed:
Nobles William 1. Brooks, John N. Adams,
O R- King, J. II. Jones, John S. Brent,
G. W. P ulies, E. M. Hewlett, H. C. Scott,
W. Mt-Trent, and J) F. Seville During
the meet a special comniisMon, consist
ing of Spencei II. Gilmore, of Rhode Is
land: G. H. Lewis and Benjamin B. My-ci-n
or Xt-w York city; D. F. Seville, or
this city, and Isaac Holland, of Phila
delphia, will revise the constitution of
tlie Imperial Grand Council for North
and South America.
The "Battles of. Onr "Nation."
The much-talked of "Battles of our
Nation" -will -give its initial performance
tonight at the Center Market Hall, unJcr
the auspices of the Second Regiment!). C.
K. G. The composer of "Battles of our
Nation," Dr. G. E. Conterno, enjoys the
distinction of being one of the best con
ductors in this country. Though only
twenty-nine 3 ears of age, he has a iccord
of twenty years -work 1n his profession, six
teen years of wliicli "were spent at the"
director's desk. During this period he
acted as deputy director on Admiral
Ghcrardi'B fctaff for eleven years, and
later on accepted the position as piofcssor
of music and organist at the United States
Military Academy, West Point, N. Y.
He conducted all tlie most important musi
cal functions which occurred there.
-Science and Religion.
"Real -Science and Heal Religion" was
the subject of a most interesting dis
course, delivered yesterday by Rev. Asa
B-Fi&k, at Gunton Temple Church. Sci
ence and religion, ho said, never have
leen In conflict. They do not occupy
common ground; can no more come into
collision than can two trains running in
the same direction on parallel tracks. The
eubstance of religion, the mother of sci
cnoo, lies in different fields, are of bo
different notions, their tools are go un
like, their method so variant and the
rcQUislto habits of mind bo different that
the adept in the one la rarely an expert
In toe oilier.
KAISER 10 CZAR III HON
Maintenance of European Peace
Wilkelm's Prime Motive.
CHANGES OF GREECE IN AVAR
Competent Military Opinion Declares
Turkey Could Easily Overwhelm
the Hellenes International Con
gross on T.nbor Legislation Con
sul Genera"! lie ICay's Feehtverelu.
Berlin, Feb. 28. Whatever may be
thought and said outside of Germany as
to the kaiser's line of action on the
Graeco-Cretan imbroglio, tlie dominant, if
not the unanimous, opinion in Germany
is that it has been consistent with his
whole Eastern policy and inspired by a
desire to maintain the .European peace.
The home papers, which insinuate, and
the foreign papers, which openly affirm,
that family affairs have been any element
in influencing the kaiser, choose to ig
nore facts. There Is no feud or ill-will
now existing between the kaiser and his
sister, the Duchess of Sparta, wife of
the Greek heir apparent. The uncon
cealed disfavor with which he treated
her conversion from the Lutheran to the
Greek Church Is a matter of past history.
The empress' mother was the medium
of early reconciliation and the harmony
of affection between the kaiser and his
favorite sister has long since been re
stored. The kaiser canbe expected to know how
far the fact that King George is brother
of the dowager czarina -would affect Rus
sian policy. The history of our osvn time
affords an illustration. When Prussia,,
in 1SGG, despoiled the Graud Duke of-'
Ilesse-Darni'tadt, brother of the then
czarina, the Czar Alexander II declined
tointerfere privately or through diplomacy,
and wheu Prussia annexed Holstein-Cottorp,
long associated with the Russian dynasty,
nothing was said from St. Petersburg.
That tlie dowager czarina lias personally
interfered on behalf of King George is
beyond all probability. The telegram of
encouragement and sympathy from her
to the king, which has gone the rounds of
the European press, was a fabrication a'nd
events since have proved that czar and
kaiseralikcare guided by motivesin which
family relations play no important part.
The actual truth is that so far as the kaiser
has taken any lead in the Cretan diffi
culty, his aim had.bcen to prevent, or atall
events to postpone, the break up of Turkey
and to slop Greece from entering upon
a war which, unless accompanied by a
general conflagration in the Balkan Penin
sula, might involve the devastation f
Greece and the overthrow of King George.
The kalser-haa been in consultation with
German officers who have served In the re
organization of the Turkish army, and
has obtnined during the present crisis re
ports from the German starf still con
nected with the sultan's forces. Their
reports concur in stating that the posi
tion of Greece, ir assailed by land, is ab
solutely hopeless. The Turks arc Im
measurcably better prepared for an im
mediate campaign on the Thessnlian fron
tier. The porte seems to have anticipated
a possible out breakof war with Greece, and
got ready for it. Early in the current
month they had 20,000 troops around the
base of Olympin, and were prepared to
direct that force in two columns from the
Olympus and Elassoua districts upon
Larissa. This army has been re-enfotccd
to 45,000. Against them, the Greeks have
but a feeble force between Larissa and
Pharsalia, and only began wheu the war
storm seemed gathering to throw up some
works around Larissa. These Turkish
frontier troops are well supplied with
artillery, the infantry are armed with the
Peabody-Martini rifle, and they are well
led, and altogether, in good trim.
The total war strength of Greece would
count for something only if Turkey had
simultaneously to suppress insurrection in
Macedonia and to meet in the field the
combined forces of Servia, Bulgaria and
Montenegro. Even then, if none of the
great powers intervened, military opinion
here believes that the Turks would hold
The defenseless condition of Greece and
the awful consequences of unchaining war
and rapine in European Turkey were un
doubtedly the weightiest conditions with
the kaiser. King George may yet have
to thank German policy for the safety
of himself and his kingdom.
During the Grn&o-Crelnu negotiations at
StamLoul last week Baron Saurma von
Jeltsch took no obtrusive pait. The sultan
has sometimes been in direct communi
cation by wire with the kaiser, and nns
consulted Bnron von Jeltsch, it is tnid,
on every Important development. The
entente between the kaiser and the saltan,
however, has no element of hostility to
Greece. The "Berlin government supports
the powers in any solution that will
avert general war. Tlie creation of an
auto'iomous Crete, under a Greek ptince,
with the sultan as suzerain, or with Prince
Maviocordatosas governor, lias had back
ing from German diplomacy. It i tight,
however, to be frankly stated that the
union of the island to Greece has not the
entire appioval of Germany. It is feared
and believed that Crete under Greek rule
would continue to be the seat of chronic
insurrection and disorder.
An international congress on legislation
for the working classes meets here in Sep
tember next. The program for discussion
as now prepared has specific reference to
German legislation, but includes also ques
tions relating to the workers of other
countries. The congress will consider first
what userul changes in legislation for the
workers have occurred in eacli country
since the congress In Berlin in 1890. Then
follows the general questions: Ought work
men to be submitted to a protective regime
and how far is protection beneficial? Are
international protective measures for work
men possible and desirable? Ought inter
national bureaux for the collection and
distribution of trades statistics be estab
lished? Tlie program covers, besides, mat
ters relating to protection of miners, the
duties of inspectors of mines and factories
and other cognate subjects.
The Berlin Fecht Club, under the presi
dency of United States Consul General De
Kay, is forming a German fechtcrbund on
lines similar to the fencing union organ
ized In America by Mr. De Kay some years
ago. The first meeting of the bund will
be held on March 6 in the hall of the Ber
lin Fecht Club. Mr. De Kay will deliver
the opening address. On the evening of
March 7 the bund will hold a fencing-contest,
followed by a dinner.
Sporting circles are still deeply con
cerned in tlie question what is to be done
with the mare, Nellie Kneebs, alias
"Bethel," which was confiscated by the
Prussian state after the arrest of "Bob"
Kneebs, the American trotting horse
owner, on charges of "ringing," and was
condemned to. be sold to cover the ex
penses of Kneebs' prosecution. A protest
has now been lodged by Kneebs' son-in-law
against the enforced sale of the mare
by auction, his plea being that he is the
real owner of Bethel and that the mare
must be given up to him if the court holds
that it is really "Bethel", which the au
thorities have In their possession. The
question will bo fought out in the Berlin
civil court. In the meantime Kneebs is
confined iuprisoa, and itls generally hoped
that ho will .be one of the number who
will be benefited by the amnesty which
will bo granted to certain prisoners upon
the occasion of the centenary of Emperor
William I on March 22.
The German committees in St. Louis,
Chicago and other cities in the United
States have sent orders to Berlin to
have wreaths placed upon the monument
to tlie, first Emperor William upon the
occasion of the commemoration of the
celebration of the hundredth anniversary
of Ills birth.
The foreign office received a telegram
last evening from Lord Salisbury con
veying the purport of the ultimatum to
Greece which -has been proposed by the
powers and will be presented by them
jointly to the Hellenio government. The
text of .the note shows that tlie proposals
made by Russia to proceed at once upon
the application of rigid coercive measures
against Greece have been modified.
A SUNDAY WITH ARTISTS
Four Thousand People Visit the
Corcoran Art Gallerv.
The "Upper Ten" Were Absent, Hut.
"Commoners" Spent n Delight
ful liny With the Pictures.
Four thousand people visited the now
Corcoran Art Gallery yesterday afternoon
between the hours of 1 and 4. It was the
first time that the collection had been
thrown open to the public on a Sabbath
The so-called "upper ten" were con
spicuous by their absence yesterday after
noon. The four thousand came chiefly from
the working classes. They -were people
who have to work on week-days, and who,
with a love of the beautiful within them,'
have been unable to feast 'their eyes upon
the works of the masters collected at the
Corcoran Ait Gallery because it was not
open on the only day they were free.
They were an intelligent looking and or-.
derly four thousand. It would be difficult
to find an assemblage of better looking1
men, women and children. All had on
their Sunday frocks, and all except a few
restless boys observed strictly the in
junction to keep hands off of the paintings
There were some babies in arms there,
and while it is against the rules to admit
them, Curator L'arbarin did not have tlie
heart to bar them out. So the babies went
in and looked with great wondering eyes
at the infinite variety and richness of
color hanging about the walls. Some
cooed and laughed and dapped their hands,
and one pensive, gray-eyed little thing,
after looking at Charlotte Corday gazing
through her prison bars, turned to her
mother and said: "Why is she so sad,
mama; let me kiss her and make her 'mile?"
Tlie only persons to whom the doors
of the gallery were barred were some mis
chievous youngsters, who wanted to see
what was going on. They were told to
go home and bring their prtrenta back
It was a groat day for the four thou
sand. Some, of course, were attracted by
curiosity, but more by love of nrt itself.
They feasted their eyes upon the things
of beauty all around them, and their
eyes beamed brighter and their hearts
were filled with higher inspiration because
of the hours spent with the works of
master hands. For these the hour of
closing came too soon, and they took with
reluctant steps their parting ways.
The gallery will hereafter be open, to
visitors every Sunday between the hours
THE GENEVA AWAHD.
Mr. Curzon's "Unclaimed Millions"
nave Xu Existence.
Mr. Curson. parliamentary 'secretary for
the foreign office, and Thomas Gibson
Bowles. M. P., gravely discussed in the
British House of Commons on Friday an
alleged $8,000,000 of the Geneva award
for the Alabama claims, which theysuppose
is lying unclaimed in the United States
Treasury. As a matter of fact, all there
is left In the Treasury standing to the
credit of the Alabama fund Is $1.85, and
that is hardly a large enough mini to discuss
in tlie Commons or anywhere else.
The total amount awarded to the United
States by tlie tribunal at Geneva was
$15,500,000 in gold. -s
After the United States had paid all
damages pioved against the incriminated
cruisers, there was left in the Tieasury
a balance, which in a few years, with
the Interest derived from the United
States bonds, in which it was invested,
amounted to about $8,000,000. In the
meantime, however, the Halifax tribunal,
provided for by the same treaty, had
met to assess damnges against tlie United
States for infringement of Canadian fish
ing rights, and by way of offsetting the
excessive damages awarded against Great
Britain at Geneva, mulcted the United
States in $5,000,000 for fishing privileges
not worth one-fifth of that sum. Both
countries seemed to regard this as a
"stand-ofr," and tho United States, after
paying the Halifax award, proceeded to
distribute what it had left of the Alabama
fund. All vessels belonging to loyal Ameri
cans which had suffered from Confederate
cruisers on the high seas were permitted
to come in and prove damages.
What was left after their claims were
settled was distributed on a ratio of 33
cents to the dollar among those Ameri
can shipowners who had paid what were
called "war premiums," or enhanced rates
of insurance caused by the depredations
of the Alabama and kindred vessels.
Anti-Saloon League in Virginia.
An Anti-Saloon League has been or
ganized In Loudoun county. Va., with
Mr. J. M. Showan as president, and Mr.
J. S. Garrett as secretary. Mr. Jesse
Sutor of this city, a member of -the
local Anti-Saloon League took a very
active part in the formntion of the new
league. He attended all the preliminary
meetings and explained the objects and
workings of the District league. In ac
knowledgment of his services, the fol
lowing resolution was unanimously adopt
ed by the new organization:
"Resolved, That this Tnceting tenders
cordial thanks to" Mr. Jesse C. Sutor,
of the District or Columbia Anti-Saloon
League, who has kindly given us the
benefit of his advice and counsel on
Dr. Varnum D. Collins delivered an ad
dress yesterday afternoon at the rooms
of the Y. M. C. A. on "Undergiound Jeru
salem, as Related to the Seige of Titus."
Dr. Collins is one of the very few Ameri
cans who was in Jerusalem when Lieut.
"Warren, under the Palestine Exposition
Society, was making those wonderful ex
cavations, of which so much has been
said, and which promised to reveal so
much for 'Biblical knowledge. He told or
several of tlie excavations, especially those
In the valley of the Cheesemongers, where
eighty feet below the present surface he
examined the oW pavements, ruined shops,
and the broken remains of the Tyropean
bridge, extending faom Mt. Zion to the
I Temple area.
Col. Ingersoll's View of Man's
NATURE HIS ONLY TEACHER
A Hroad Discussion of the Study
nu'd Practice of Material Phil
osophySome Cuustic CritiolHins
of tho Ineffleney of the- Chris
tian Creed. I q
i .-:.;! '
Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, not a moment
older and not a whit less aggressive than
many years ago, delivered, perhaps, his
ablest special plea against the Christian
religion last liiglit before a very large
audience at tlie J'ow, National Theater.
It could be anticipated that there would
be in attendance iimru than 50 per cent
or womankind, inasniiipn as the piose-poet
was to talk on "How to Reform Mankind."
There wus, as tissual, a, great deal or ap
plause for the fine phrases of his oiatory,
but the biggest wave that swept over the
house was when .he reTorted to "the crti
sade" of the preachers against the news
boys, for the reason, as he put it, that the
latter were interfering with the "busi
ness" of the former.
Col. Ingersoll spoke from the two corre
lated themes, "There .is no darkness but
ignorance," and his,o,vn converse, "In
telligence is the only light." His whole
argument was contained in tlie assertion
that if the human race was to improve
It could only he through the development
of the brain. Every human being he as
sumed to be a necessary product and every
one of them had some defect with the
exception, perhaps, of orthodox minivers
of the gospel, und every step in-civilization
widened the horizon of man. The
savage was influenced by appearances
and passion, and .therefore he sought the
aid of the supernatural The. supernatural,
however, Is a myth, and nature is our only
mo', iter ami teacher, although man has
believed there was a master behind it,
but he awoke and found that tlie reme
dies of lire's ills were to he sought in
nature herself, and even the pope,' when
he was sick, did not send for saints'
bones, pewter virgiasor little brass-Christs,
but Tor the doctor.
The age or miracles has departed for
the good of humanity. Again, nobody
would contend that all tiie popes, priests,
parsons, or even exhorters, ever did, or
evei would, succeed in praying down one
diop or rain from the concave. The super
natural, too, had pas.sed away as the
foundation of government, and, here, gov
ernment rested on the consent of the gov
erned. As to the theories about morality,
he held that whatever tended to the hap
pinessof the race was mora land the reverse
immoral. Proving tlie irresponsibility of
man to the "Infinite Pelng," if there he
such a thing, he said that the Infinite
doesn't want anything, does nothing con
sequently, and therefore cannot affect
us. All would be well as a beginning
if man could understand that the universe
is absolutely natural, and that prosperity
is not the product or prayer. Col. Inger
soll then pitched into Jehovah In his
old time way and abused Him for letting
His enemies butcher His friends, the
innocent to die on scaffolds, etc , as in
Some of the lecturer's suggestions as to
how to reform nmukiiuU. were first to
avoid waste, as in the money employed in
keeping up stnnding armies with which
"Christians intended .Jx) 1:111 other gentle
men for whonf Christ died,"' and following
up this Idea, he'fctoodTor all'klnds of arbi
tration, and especially an international
court, which alone should have an army
and navy to enforce its just decrees.
Another waste wasthe money invested
in churches, inasmuch as crime had not
decreased at home, -while millions were
sent abroad to convert the heathen. He
suggested a model church, in which some
"gentleman of gcnhis." not "called,"
should talk every Sunday on some sub
ject that he knew something about, and
that the building should be equipped
with billiard and card rooms, libraries,
etc , to make it interesting to tlie con
gregation The Sunday school should also
bo a house of1 education, where people
could learn something about Aeschylus,
Socrates, sculpture and poetry, instead
or about Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The
congregation of such a church, he thought,
would be the most intelligent in the
He would icform the penitentiaries. Men
hud railed to reform the world by punish
ment and death, for they would commit
murder if the government did it. Society,
he said, had the right to reform, but not
to punish. He would have convicts paid for
their work, and go out to the world with
a change of name and sufficient money to
face it without the certainty of going
back again as convicts.
Another way to rcorm the world was
to make the home beautiful and happy,
asit was the unit of the nation. He hoped
that the time for tenant homes would
pass away and every man have a home.
He would enlarge the operation or the
homestead law, and he would make the
sale of surplus lands compulsory on de
mand. He would have a "free wife, a
Tree mother in every home" as thefounda
tion of an Ideal state of human happi
ness. He stood for divorce, to be granted
to the man oti proof or flagrant abuse
of the marriage vows by the woman; but
on the "request" of the wire, If she
found living with her partner Intolerable.
He characterized a man as a beast
who would Insist on keeping a wife who
despised him. All welcome children, he
maintained, should be the result of mu
tual love, and there never would be a
generation of great men until there was
a generation of great and free women.
One of. the most beautiful of all the
orator's flights was his eulogy of the
word and idea of maternity.
Col. Ingersoll closed his suggestions by
a discussion of tlie labor question, in which
he scored employers who underpaid their
sen-ants and otherwise took advantage of
Mioir necessitous conditions. He believed
that one day labor would unite and solve
Its own problems in a reasonable manner.
The panacea for all the evils of mankind,
he persisted to the end of his argument,
was education, and always education. Ho
paid his respects tosociety, "which knelt
at the feet of wealth," and the hypocrisy
of ill-accumulated riches, which sought
to compromise with its conscience by en
dowing churches and universities instead
of returning it in part to those by whom
it was really made. In conclusion, he
held that his suggestions wore the real
religion, the real music of life. It might
not be realized in a few years or a thou
sand, but ho believed it would eventually
be the means of reforming "mankind.
P.ehearsnl at. the Bijou.
There was a special full dress rehearsal
of the Miaco Pantomime and Specialty
Combination tendered the members of the
press, at the Bijou, last night, and the
rounds of applause that followed the
various turns argued well for the success
of this latest venture of. the enterprising
manager of the Bljouj The program is
replete with good things, and, no doubt
this attractive little playhouse will es
tablish a new recor.d- The specialties are
novel and up-to-date, and the pantomlmists
are exceptionably amusing.
Its Symptoms, and Cure.
Loss of memory.
Flushing of the face.
Dull reeling, head and eyes; norvous
treinorHandtreinblings.fluttering and palpi
tat on of tlie heart, despondency and de-
Uires.sion or mind, inahllity to conceit-
desire to be alone, waking mornings tired
and un refreshed, great sense or fatigue
following drains on the system, general
sense of languor, dullness and exhaustion,
witli lack of ambition aiid energy and dis
inclination for physical or mental elfort.
These are the
MARKS OF THE DISEASE
And they are plain to every one.
Now it is a sad lact that some physicians
pretend to icgnrd thlstli&ease lightly, and
assure patients they have nothing to fear.
Tliis is false, and the physician wl o makes
such statement does so because he knows
absolutely nothing of the di'cnse or its
treatment. It is a teiious disease, a dan
geious condition to he in. Eveiy Mifferer
knows that It is no trivial complaint
which is slowly but surely sapping
Ills very life away, which he
reels day by day is exhausting his
which hefeelsday by dav is exhausting his
strength, paralyzing his energies, and
rendering him weak and iuellicieiit as a
muu darkening his future with gloom and
despair and leaving him a n.eie wreck.
1411 Penna. Ave. Adj. Willard's Hotel
Wl.oby study and investigation understands
this class of diteases, and who by long ex
perience und continuous .success has dis
covered the patfect treatment to cure, is
the physician to whem all sufferers should
iue Highest fee cnarged is
A MONTH FOR ALL
DAILY OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 5: Sun
days, 10 to 12;Mondaj, Wednesday, Thurs
day, and Saturday evenings, 0 to 8.
FOES OF STHONG DRINK.
Housing Muss Meeting Under Au
spices of Anti-Snloon League.
The foes of strong drink held a rous
ing rally last evening, in Assembly Presby
terian Church. It was one or the series
of mass meetings being held under the
auspices or the local Anti-Saloon League,
and there was a large attendance.
The meeting, which was opened with
prayer by the pastor of the church, the
Rev. George O. Little, was presided
over by Col. John F. Vlnal, who spoke or
the objects and work or the league. Col.
Vlnal then introduced the Rev. Dr. Little,
who extended a cordial welcome to the
representatives of the Anti-Saloon League
Dr. Little briefly told the part As
sembly Church had taken In the right
against saloons. It had effected the clos
ing of two in the neighborhood, but, as
all knew, he said, a change in the law
had undone their good work.
The Rev. H. N. Couden, chaplain of the
House of Representatives, was the first
speaker lie had never lost nnopportunity
to do something for tlie cause of temper
ance when he could, but there were several
things in connection with the last national
convention or tlie Anti-saloon League
which he did not indorse. He did not think
it good policy to heup venom upoa the
saloon-keepers, nor did he believe in
having the cause agitated by professional
talkers, who take up most or the time
in trying to be facetious.
Mr. Couden advised more missionary
work to be done, especially in those
churches where "you can get in only by
card or where you have to pay." He also
spoke of the good temperance work being
done by the Salvation Army.
Hon. Jonathan S. Willis, Congressman
rrom Delaware, said he saw no reason
why the temperance people should be dis
couraged. When compared with other
movements, he said, they were making
The young ladies or the Assembly Church
choir, under the direction or Prof. "White,
rendered excellent music
HIS MONEY GONE.
Joseph Thomas Either Lost or "Was
Robbed of .l.OOO.
An Indian by tho name or Joseph
Thomas, who has been employed here
Tor tome time building miniature wig
wams for the Ethnological .Bureau, claims
to liave lost or to have been robbed of
a sum of money, either in this city Thurs
day night or early Friday morning, or else
on a train between here and Baltimore
Friday morning. He had been paid for
his work and had a large roll of bills
twenties, fifties and hundreds in his
pocket. He was drinking and displaying
his money in many places aiiout the city.
He belongs to the Penobscot tribe of
Indians and lives near Penobscot Bay in
Maine. He is a guide and owns a club
house upon one of the mountains. He is an
expert worker with birch bark, making
valuable baskets and trinkets from the
wood. Thomas is fairly well educated
and an interesting talker. He has been
drinking some since he has been in the
city, but has always conducted himself
well, even while he was under the influ
ence of liquor.
Thursday night he was in the barber
shop of the Ilotel Johnson, inviting all
present to go out and take a drink with
him. He told the barber that he was go
ing home that night and that he had a
thousand dollars in his pocket, and again
showed his money.
ne did not leave that night but collected
quite a crowd of hangers-on and bought
them drinks. He was spending his money
freely and would accept none but the best
of liquors. The next morning he started
for Maine, still under the influence of
He missed his money in Baltimore and
came back to this city Saturday morning,
ne said he did not know whether he had
dropped it or whether someone had re
lieved him of it, cither in this city or
upon the train between here and Balti
more. He took his loss philosophically.
He was furnished a ticket by the Ethno
logical Bureau and again left the city
LIVE BIRD SHOOT AT CARSON.
Dan Stttnrt Preparing a Gunners'
Carson, Nov., Feb. 28. OfuPhundred
dozen pigeons were ordered yesterday Tor
the big live bird shoot to be given by
Dan A. Stuart, in conjunction with the
fistlo event of next month. Aside from
the live birds individual championship
there will be interstate trap shooting.
Montana, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Cali
fornia are getting teams In shape and
will, take part .in the competitions. A
big live bird "handicap sweepstakes, $5
entrance fee and a liberal percentage or
the gate receipts, will be another feature
of the tournament.
The championship trophy held by Elliott
has been shipped from New York. Aside
from defending his title and his trophy,
Elliott will probably head a State team
to enter the interstate match.
The 'Goldwin Tattern Benefit.'
' The Goldwin Pattern benefit, to be given
this evening at Gonzaga HaU, promises to
be a delightful affair and an enjoyable
tlmo is assured all who attend. The pro
gram will consist of one act from "Ruy
Bias," and scenes from "Katharine and
Petruchlo." Mr. Pattern will bo assisted
by Messrs. Woode, TJowcr, Hernandez,
Howe and Pattern, Mrs. Haywood and the
Messrs. .Haywood, and Cathell-
Everything Ready to Handle the
Chances of Accident Reduced to a
Minimum Noted Arrivals at
the Depots Yesterday.
of the railrnniis n.-ivinf ter
minals In Washington have completed ar
rangements for handling the big crowds
that will come to the city this week.
On the roads entering the Sixth street
depot no change win be made iu the re"
ular train schedule, but a number of sec
tions regulated by the demand will be run
Supt. Fitzgerald and Assistant Gen. Sunt
Gibson of the IS. & O. will come over from
Baltimore and from this end keep in
touch with tlie trarfic along the line.
Additional t racks are bdnglaid, on which
to store the extra sleepers that will come
to Washington. At the New York avenue
yards or the B. &. O. there will o Ioom
for about 175 of these cars, and the ntiv
yards on the Mahoac lot will accommodate
1.00 more. Cars on local trains of this
road will be hauled back to Baltimore
after unloading their passengers here. It
has been decided to limit trains to ten
Three additional tracks have been laid
on Sixth street, adjacent to the Pennsyl
vania depot, and the facilities for handling
trains there will be fully equal to the
On all excursion trains there will be two
conductors. One of these will collect
tickets and the other will give his full
time to the running of the train. It has
been decided by the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad to start the running of trains
from JJalthnore at 5:30 o'clock on the
morning of the 4th and to run them on
ten minutes' headway. On all roads addi
tional telegraph stations will be estab
lished between Baltimore and Washing
ton to reduce the length of the blocks into
I which the distance is divided, and at no
time will two trains he allowed in the
j-ame block. Another element pf safety
is to reduce the speed at which trains will
run, the average time with the Baltimore
and Ohio between Baltimore and Washing
ton beingfixed at one hour and fifteen min
utes. It Is planned to move the bulk of the
excursion business into the city on the
night of the 3d and early on the morning
or the 4th.
Additional flagmen have been provided
along the entire steam railroad trackage
of the city. They are to he within com
Every pos.slblo precaution against acci
dent has been taken. They are now in
better condition than ever before to take
care or large crowds under pressure, and
the officials expect the traffic of this
week to be disposed of without an acci
dent. Gov. Asa S. Bushnell of Ohio and party
reached the city at:i:15 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. The special train conveying
them consisted of the private car of Presi
dent Ingalls, of the "Big Four" Road, for
the Governor and his family., two Wagner
sleepers, dining and baggage cars. It
left Columbus via the "Big Four' route at
2:30 p. m. on Saturday, arriving in tliis
city over the Chesapeake and Ohio Rail
road. C B. Ryan, assistant general pas
sengeragentortlielatter road, accompanied
the party and had charge orthe train. The
Governor will have his headquarters at
the Arlington, while the majority of the
staff will have quarters in the train during
inaugural week. The party was composed
or the following: Gov. and Mrs Asa S.
Bushnell and maid, Columbus; Dr. and Mrs.
Henry C Dimond. Springfield; Hon. and
Mrs. J. F-McGrew, Springfield; Ma JorGenr
and .Mrs. Henry A. Axline, Columbus; Brig
adier Gen. and Mrs. W. P. Orr, Piqua;
Brigadier Gen. and Mrs. J. E. Lowes, Miss
Alberta Lowes, Mr. J. E. Lowes, jr.,
Davton; Brigadier Gen. J. Kent Hamilton,
Toledo: Col. H. L. Kingsley, Cleveland;
Col. and Mrs. D. L. Cockley, Miss Fanny
L. Cockley, Shelby; Miss Nellie Straw,
Cleveland; Col. and Mrs. J. "W.
Barger, Miss Mary Lee Corwine,
Hon. S. L. Patterson. Waverly; Col.
and Mrs. C. B. Wing. Miss Wing, Cincinnati:
Col. and Mrs. C. E. Burke, Miss Jessie
Burke, Miss Selma Sullivan, Cleveland.
Col. Charles R. Fisher, Mrs. E. J. Fil:er,
Wilmington; Col. and Mrs. Julius Fleis-ch-mann,
Lieut. Max Fleischmann, Cincinnati:
Col. and Mrs. Henry H. Prettyman, Miss
Ella I'rettyman, Mr. "William N. rretty
man, London; Col. H. D. Knox. Marietta;
Col. and Mrs. L. K. Anderson,
Coshocton; Miss Ada M. Anderson,
Tyrone. Pa.; Col. J. Linn Rocers, Columbus;
Col. II. A. Marting, Ironton; Col. and
Mrs. R. C. McKlnney, Hamilton; Col. Alex
ander Gordon, Hamilton: Capt. George An
drews, U. S. A., Columbus, and Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Ryan, Cincinnati.
Gov. John R. Tanner, of Illinois, and
party reached the city over the Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad at 0:12 o'clock last
evening. The governor came in the pri
vate car "Virginia, ' or i'resideut uaeon,
of the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern.
In the same car were the members of his
personal party, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Van
Cleave, ancVMr. and Mrs. John T. Peters.
The other memliers or the governor's staff
followed in Pullman coaches.
Those included iu the party are: Gov.
Tanner and wire, Inspector General Van
Cleave and wire, Col. Isaac Elwood, Mr.
J. W. Gates, Col. Smith and wife, Col.
Lcstner, Col. J. Lambert and wife, and
Miss Anna Lambert, and Miss Jennie
The program of the party includes a
reception tendered by Col. Abncr Taylor,
ex-member of Congress from the First
Illinois district, tomorrow artcrnoon, from
2 to 7 o'clock, at Rauschor's.and abanquet
at the MasonicTemple atSo'clock tomorrow
evening, given by the Illinois Republican
Association and Congressional delega
tion. Other prominent arrivals yesterday were:
Senator-elect and Mrs. Tlatt, of New
York, who arrived on the 4:30 p. m.
train over the B. & O.; Mr. F. M.
Murphy and wife, or Arizona; Senator
elect rettus, who succeeds Senator Pugh
of Alabama; Gov. and Mrs. Cheney, of
New Hampshire; Gen. C. J. BilU and
wlfo, of Nebraska; Senator-elect Fair
banks, of Indiana: Senator Spooner, of
Wisconsin, and Hon. "W. D. Woodmansee,
who is prominently identified with the
Haedy's loney Posted.
The exclusive statement in The Time3
Saturday morning or Pat Eaedy's match
with Tommy Ryan, the fight to be pulled
orf in Rochester on St. Patrick's Day,
was the occasion of a great deal of gossip
among local sports. There are many who
believe that Raedy will make a good show
ing against the celebrated welter-weight.
Raedy said last night that he would get
down to hard training today and wodd
make the attempt of his life to best Ryan.
Kaedv's backer forwarded $100 to the club
at Rochester yesterday, which was the
amount of guarantee required to insure his
presence in the Ting on the date named
League Howling Games.
The Washington Athletic Club and Car
roll Institute major league bowling teams
will bowl a set of games thus evening on
the VT. A. C. alleys. The bowling games
scheduled to be played on Wednesday
evening next by the Carroll Institute and
Washington Sacngerhuud teams' of the
reserve team league will probably be post-
l poncd until after inauguration.
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jockey: club entries.
Official "W'eishts for tlie "Washing
ton Handicap" Announced.
Mr. Ben Hellen. secretary of the local
Jockey club, has announced the foRowiag
weights for the "Washington Handicap."
as prepared by W. S. Vosburgh, the of
ficial handlcapper of the club:
The Washington Handicap -Fer three-r
year-olds and upward. Purse. $1,200;
to the winner. $500; to the second. $iOu
to the third. S100. Entrance, S50 each;
$J0 forfeit, or only S13 if declared or
April 1. 1807. Weights to be announced
March 1 . 1897. If, on ApriM, the highess
weight accepting is less than 126 pounds,
it shall be raised to that weight, and the
other acceptances equally. Winners after
the publication or the weights of "a race
of any value. 4 pounds extra; of two of
any value, or one of 3750, 6 pounds eic
tra; of three of any value, or one of
$1,800, S pounds extra- In the ease dfv
horses handicapped at 115 pounds, or.
over, these penalties shall apply to .the
extent of one-half only. One mile.
Walter Rollins, b h Deerslayer, 5 years,
12G lbs.; Wm. Jennings, b h Dutch Skater,
6 years, 124 lbs.; J. McLaughlin, ch h
Premier, 4 years, 119 lbs.; Robt. Boyle,
br h Septour, 4 years, IIS lbs.; "W. C. Daly,
br g Volley, 4 years, 110 lbs.; w". C. Daly,
b c Arabian, 3 years, 106 lbs.; Mrs. L.
Curtis, b g ni Daddy, 3 years, 106 lbs.;
A. n. & D. H. Morris, br g Blllall,3 years.
105 lbs.; R. C. HaU, b c Buddha, 3yeara,
103 lbs.; Anthony Gray, ch gMaple Prince,
4 years, 97 lbs. Penalties accrue from
March 1, 1S97.
The spring meeting of the Jockey Club
will be held at Benning, commencing April
17, and ending April 24, giving a sevenr
day program. The event promises to
be the best ever given under the auspice
of the organization.
Basketball Game Forfeited.
The league game of basketball scheduled
to be played at the Lgiht Infantry Armory,
on Saturday night by the Infantry and
Corcoran Cadet teams, was not n-ia''eJ
owing to the failure or the Corcoaus to
put in an appearance. After lining up
and waiting the customary t-tne, the In-fantry-team
was given tr game on a
forfeit by Umpire Raab. A meeting of
the league will be cald shortly to take
action upon the unnecissary and promisou:;
ous postponement of tMs and other games.
1-ies.ident Toons' Guests.
Presidents. C. SToung. on returning Sat
urday irom tie meeting f the National .
League, way accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Conant ad Mrs. Soden. also Master Co
naut. Tney will be the guests or Presi
dent Young and family at Mount Pleasant .
until t"- r the inauguration ceremoniei
and festivities. Messrs. Conant and Soden.
with Mr. Billings, compose the famous ,
"Triumvirate." owning and controlling they
Boston Baseball v-iuu.
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