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THE MORNING TIMES, MONDAY, MARCH 29, J8U7.
i sasrani GHURGH
Evangelist Wooley Assailed Re
t publican Campaign Methods.
MANY PEOPLE WALKED OUT
Ue.Said the Start, and Stripes Were
Paraded as a McKinley- Undue,
and the Old Generals "Went Around
iMOklWZ lAke n Picture in a
There were at Icasttlnrty 01 forty people
so Indignant at certain remarks made by
the Hon John J. Wooley, the temperance
evangelist, c-sterday afternoon, at the
First Congregational Church, that they
btootl not on the ordei of then going, but
went at once when the Republican cam
p.iign methods in Hie West were assailed.
Tlie resentment was not confined to men,
but ladies also metaphorically gathered up
their skills and ilepaitcd As they were
going out of the door tlicie were hejid
inanj comments like 'disgraceful,' "in
appropriate,'' "it won't dom church," '"an
insult to the generals,'' and other such im
pulse e cyu illations.
Mr. Wooley had been talking about the
missionary work of the campaign in the
West b tlie Republicans with a good deal
of plnlosoiihical sarcasm, but when lie
likened the tnp of the "veteran generals
out West to tlie pictures of a pauoiama
people got up and went out with haste
and indignation. Later m his talk II i
Woolej rcfeircd to these thirty or forty
good people or the exodus, leaving no
doubt in the mind of the congregation as
to wh v lie believed Uiey went out.
Mr Wooley is a plain talker, In the sense
that lie makes one fcnovv exactly what he
means. He is not a politician therefore,
some people would say He is a dramatic
talker He is a man of eudent wide range
of knowledge, and made one of the most
powerful nddicvjes on the subject of tem
perance ever heard in Washington. He
-was, with dcscriptlveiycompiimentaiy lan
guage, intioducod by Mrs. Margaret B
Vlatt. tin- president of the Distiict W C
T U , as the '-Isaiah of teinpeiancc agi
tation."' The addicss was under the auspices of
the W. C. T U The choir furnished the
choral singing, and two of its members,
Mrs Cov and Miss Sadie Drown, sang solos
with gteat reeling and effect, as did also
Mis Seel and her daughter. Miss Pearl
The opening prayer was by the Rev.
Page Milbura, tin: Scripture reading by
"Mrs. riatt, and the closing address by Mr.
l" M. Bradley In the course of his remarks
Mr. Bradley made reference to the gallant
soldiers who had striven to elect Mr Mc
Klnlev, and this was whore another ele
ment of the congregation got even, foi the
name of Mr McKinley was applauded
Reference by Mr. Wooley to the soldiers, of
the North and South was also applauded,
and when he hit politicians or all classes.
Democrat 01 Republican, he was applauded
again, so that It was a good-natured and
fairly well diided assembly as to political
preferences The all, however, didn't go
out In turn as they were hit.
Mr Wooley's address was baed on the
supplication of St Paul when he besought
bis hearers to present their bodies as
an acceptable sacrifice to God Speaking
from the 1'Jblc, the lecturer said that no
matter what the creed or character of the
listener, who believed in it, he -was en
titled to atteiilion St. Paul, from whom
be quoted, was by some thought to have
given a veiy hard command, but on the
contrary, he was one or tlie kindest teach
ers of humanity St. Paul does not order,
lie beseeches He made the Christian re
ligion a Christian Democracy. In this
connection he contrasted raid's way of
talking to an audience with that of an
ail's daughter, who, introducing him to
an audience, spoke of them as "you peo
ple of the lowei classes " That wouldn't
do, he sHid, in our country. St raul,
himself, had a pedigree, but he didn't
flaunt it in the race of the people he
addressed He then referred to the cam
paign in tlie West, whose people were
piactnallv "told that they were idiots,
Ignoramuses, fools " The "Stars and
Stnjes weic paraded as a McKmley badge,
and the old gcneials went across the
country looking like a picture In a pano
lama, pinctically sajing that loyalty had
been thrown into a blind pool by Quay,
Maik Hanua. and the rest of the Repub
lican anarchists "
When the sjiejker referred to the Stars
und Stripes ab a McKinley badge, there
was a movement of a dozen or more people
and when lie finished his sentence there
wasa moeinentoutof the church, asaloe
Ills net alack was on that class of
lireacheis "who, with their elbows on
i el vet-covered pulpits, looked out over
their congresaUons and said that Pro
lillutionist, socialists and silver men were
dis'ojal. di honorable and depraved mem
l ei s of society."
By this tune most of the mad people
bad gone out, and then the siienkcr said
"I notice that t went j -five or thirty peo
ple have gone out because I ran up against
Republican politics. Tliere is nothing that
could have made them believe that there
is any mercy Tor sin or any grace except
that winch max come by means of a Re
publican Administration. '
That settled i The others who were
hesitating then went out during the ap
plause and laughter which greeted the
speaker's lasp remarks One gentleman
alone remained at the door and looked
fierce.as if he intended to reply, but he did
not, and eventually went o.it looking wry
mad and resentful.
The rest of the address was a powerful
appeal for active work against the forces
making against Prohibition through the
saloon, not work by music or icsolutions,
but work as it was foreshadowed in the
-words of the apostle, work with then
bodies He -said that the heart must be
in the work Gud could not guide a cross
es ed Christian, who compromised with his
conscience, with one ce on God and the
other on ins political or woildly piefer
ment. And the time to do this -work
was now He was very blttei against po
litical methods, but most especially on
the Republican side He paraphrased
"Coronation" bj saying that it -was the
fashion in some quarters to sing it as ir
it were written "Bring foith the royal
diadom and trade it for Republican votes "
The politicians, indeed, he said, cared
-very little foi" the religious ote. They
ask about the Scandinavian vote, the Ger
man vote, etc., but if you were to ask
them what about the Presbytei inn vote
they would say: "O, Rats;" what about
the Baptist vote? "O, Bosh;" what about
the Methodist vote? "Oh, what are jou
givin us." These, he said, were not mat
ters to laugh at. They were solemn facts,
as he had heard them from the politicians,
and learned them from political history
Mr Wooley made a deep impression on the
2Ir. Bradley closed the meeting with an
appoal on behair of the W. C. T. 17. He
made it. Tic said, "regardless of politics,
for I know that Borne of you voted d"or
Bryan, and a Bllver dollar is Just as ac
ceptable as any other (applause), and J
know that others of you honor the one
legged aid one-armed soldiers who strove
to elect McKinley." (Applause)
The Audience was large and the col-
We've sold so far ahead
on those $12 and 15 made-to-ineasure
suits that we
need at least a week on fu
So regulate yourself ac
cordingly don't put it off
till too near Easter or
we'll have to disappoint you.
Best plan is to leave your
Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W.
No Ttruncli Sloro in "Wimliiiictoii.
lection was large, and all round it was
a very successful meetiug, even it a little
eventful and expansive as to the origimal
PRESENT SYSTEM INDORSED.
Columbia Union Eileen the Protec
tion of Civil Service Hnles.
At the special meeting of Columbia
Typogiaphical Union, held yesterday art
crnoon, it, by a decisive vote, reiterated its
indorsement of the civil scricc rules as ap
plied to the Government, Printing Office.
The 'iieeting, which was presided oer
by President Kclioe, was one of thclnigcst
held in man months The main hall was
packed to suffocation and the overflow
rowded tlie caller j and tlie landings.
Tlie committee, consisting of Messrs.
James 11 Knapp, T. M Ring, and S J.
Tnplett, appointed by the union some
time ago to report on tlie operations of
the civil service rules at the Government
Priming orfice, says:
"Tlie Government secures better service
than under the spoils system. The per
sonnel is belter; the work performed
"The law aims to protect the employe
by prohibiting dismissals on account of
political or religious convictions, but it
imposes no penalties for its violation In
this your committee think the law is
weak and liable to evasion The com
mission should not only be given the
power to investigate every di.scha.ige, but
the power to reinstate in case injustice
has been done.
"The greater protection to the employe
lies in the manner of appointing The
Public Printer may not appoint except
upon certification by the commission "
Concluding, the report says
"Columbia Cnion has for years been
struggling along, beset on all sides; de
nounced by her slstei unions and the In
ternational Typographical I'nion for per
mitting evils which were too strong for
her; bulldoed and belittled by politicians
and ridiculed by the incompetent, but to
day wetell ou that under civ ilsei vice this
union and the cause of unionism at large is
better off than ever before in Washington
We want your active suppoit for civil
service It is crude now; we propose to
better it Do not give us any hair-way
support, but trust that joui brothcis In
the cause of unionism are wielding every
ax and exerting ever nerve to keep alive
the true unionism that should pervade the
breast of every member of our craft, and
give to us as we have always given to you '
The adoption of the report of Chccommlt
tee means the defeat of the amendment of
fered at the last meeting, which lccom
mends the amending of the civil service
rules so as to permit the Public Printer to
employ competent persons and also to re
instate those dismissed without cause with
out undergoing an examination.
The matter will come up again, as the
proposed amendment to tlie report will be
introduced as a resolution directing thnt
such changes ab suggested be asked for
fiom Congiess by thclegislativecommitteo
RETURNED TO THE FOLD.
DNtrict Assembly, No. 3, to Again
Joiu the K. of L.
Secretary-Treasurer John W Hayes, of
tlie Knights of Labor, letumed to the city
yestcidaj afternoon from Pittsburg, wheie
he had been since Friday doing missionary
v ork for theonler His special mission was
the reorganizing of District Assembly No.
3, K. of L, and to induce it to return to
the fold, and in this he was eminently suc-
It will be remembered thattwo years ago,
on account of misrepresentations made at
the General Assembly at New Orleans,
District Assembly No 3 withdrew from the
Knight sof Labor and formed a new order,
known as the Independent Older of the
Knights of Labor Assembly No 3 was the
strongest connected with the order of the
Knights of Labor, and formed a new order,
was a signal for a fight to the finish with
the old order Assembly No .'tuO, composed
of vv indovv -glass woikers, soon after re
fused to pav its per capita tax, thus vir
tually severing its connection with the pa
rent organization of Knights of Labor
Secretary Hayes and Master Workman
Sovereign ha-ve repeatedly challenged the
mouthpieces of assemblies Xos 3 and 300
to an examination of the books and ac
counts of the order, but they failed to
accept the challenge This has been the
situation during the last two jeans. In
the meantime, however. Haves and Sov
ereign have been doing a great deal of
missionary work on the quiet, with the
result that where once distrust and hatred
flourished now confidence and peace reigns
This was manifested by the reception
given 11 r Hajes on his arrival In Pitts
burg last Friday He was met by dele
gations from all the locals, comprising
District Assembly, No 3, and after a
conterence all differences were amicably
arranged, and it was practically decided
that District Assembly No 3 will return
to its first love, the Knights of Labor, and
together with the old war horses of tlie
order battle for the piinciple that "an
injury to one is the concern of all."
The return to the, fold of District As
sembly No. 3 is the gi eat est boom the
Knights of Laboi has had fci a long while.
Assemt-l.v No 3 hns a inembeisliip esti
matedat between 10,000 and 12,000, which
w iji raise the pieseat membership of the
oidci to ovei 00,000 members in good
Tlie Window Glass Woikeis, District
Assembly No 300, aie also confidently
expected to follow the lead of Atsembly
No 3. and thus 10.000 moie will be added
to the ranks of the order.
Secrctniy Haves has been invited to
return to Pittsburg on Apul 21, b -which
date all aiiangemenUs will have Leen per
fected foi the ie-instatement of District
Assembly No. 3
1 be geaeial executive boa id, which has
been in session at Knights ol Labor head
quarters, at No. -13 B street, duiiug the
last eight oi ten davs, will continue its
work duiiug the conimg week.
Our Fiimucial Enterprise.
Munnna "Well, Nellie, what did you
learn at Sunday school today?"
"That 1 must sell three tickets for the
conceit nest week, give a shilling to buy
a present for the teacher and that Noah
built tlie ark!" Loudon Fun.
Two Inches of Gentleman.
"You can say what you like, said Cad
leigli. "I may be only five feet two inches
tall, but I am -every inch a gentleman."
"Perhaps so, returned Wageleigh. "But
what arc the other five feet of you?"
New York Journal.
TREATY'S CHANGES SILL
An Immediate Yote Would Mean
the Measure's Defeat.
HOW THE SENATE STANDS
A Poll Now Show TliJrty-five
Against, to Fifty-two for, Ratifica
tion Falliiiu Hack on Sullhburj'3
Idea Tendency to Refer Only Pe
cuniary Claims to Arbitration.
The conclusion has been reached by the.
Senators interested in the matter that the
arbltiatiou treaty cannot secure tlie two
thirds vote necessary to ratify it. Only
thirty votes are needed to defeat It, and a
poll or the Senate shows tliere are now
thirty-five Senators opposed to the meas
ure. It is believed that unless the Senate
falls back upon the idea of Lord Salisbury,
and repudiates entirely the more advanced
ground taken by Mr Olney, the treaty 13
bound to fall. Three times has this most
important convention been lef erred to the
Committee on Foreign Relations foi con
sideration and report. Three times has
that committee submitted its report, and
the debate thereon haS been exhaustive
and prolonged, The longer it continues the
more likely it appears that the treaty can
not get through the Senate.
When first reported the treaty was
amended so as to eliminate from its
terms all questions concerning the foreign
or domestic policy of either of the con
tracting parties. Other amendments were
also made, but this was the essential alter
ation which 6truck at tlie scope or the
The debate in the Senate showed an un
willingness to accept it, even -with this
amendment, and late in the last session
it was sent back for further amendment
along the lines of the contention of Mr
Turpie, of Indiana, that the limitation of
the scope was unnecessary, because each
question to be submitted had to be acted
upon bv the Senate sepal ately An amend
ment in accordance with this view was
reported, but no action had been had
when Mr Olney went out of tlie State
V. l.ea i he iu-w Senate con v encd the ti city
was again referred to tlie committee, and
again the committee icported an amend
ment along the same lines, but amplified
to a greater extent
Onl recently has the Salisbury Idea
cropped out in the debate w ith sufficient
prominence to Justify the belief that the
mnjoritv or the Senate wnsrunningln that
direction in the K-nrcli for a solution of
the troublesome question.
The secret correspondence leading up to
the feigning of this treaty showed that in
the outset Lord Salisbury contended that
under this general treaty or arbilraiiononly
Claims involving pecuniary questions should
be included He expressly reserved all ques
tions involving territorial possessions,
boundary questions and subjects relative
to nationnl honor and national policy It
was only after tlio exchange of two addi
tional notes between the English premier
and Mr Olney, in which the latter insisted
that these questions be included, that Lord
Salisbury yielded and permitted them to
bo covered by the convention
The Senate appears to have come to the
determination that it will agree to no con
vention that seeks to cover any such ques
tions, or which may, in the future, be
contorted Into an agreement Tor that pur
pose The fight that has been made to
insert modlfjlng words and clauses has
tended to confuse Senators, and has cer
tainly confused the pullc
Tiiose who are making the fight to icturn
to the plan suggested bv Lord Salisbury say
that If the Senate eliminates all questions
except thoce pertaining to pecuniary claims
the English prcmlei cannotdecline to agree
to this acceptance of his ownidcas
The movement in the direction of strik
ing out everything except pecuniary claims
will neccsTrily weaken the vote ngalnst
the treat, for many Senators who helicve
in the arbitrament of money claims will
never vote for a treat for the settlement
bj the same means of questions Involving
national policy or territorial claims
If the ideas as originally expressed by
Lord Salisbury , and only these, arc cm
braccdin the treat , it will be latiried with
out furthci delay If the -vole is pressed
for the ratification of the treaty as it
stands today, it will be rejected by a very
The amendments of the committee have
strengthened the vote for the tieaty.but
they haxe not been powerful enough to re
duce the opposition below thirty votes
There arc three vacancies in the Senate,
and should the vote be taken berore the
new Senator from Tlonda at rives the de
feat of the treaty can be accomplished
with twcnt-nine votes
The Senate would todaj -vote thus upon
the treat m its pi escnt state
Against Messrs McKnery, Roach,
Mills, Daniel, Morgan, Berry, Walthall,
Cockiell, Chilton, Jcnesof Arkansas, Faulk
ner, retttib, Bate, Hams, Goiman, Allen,
Pettigrevv, Carter, Baker, Mantle, Teller,
Qua, Penrose, Butler, Stewart, Jones or
Nevada, Bacon, Rawlins, Clay, Ilcltfeld,
Martin, Sevvell,Tilhnan,Turncr,and White
Tins list shows the full strength or the
supporters of the treat-:
Mesrs Aldrieh, Allison, Burrows, Caf
fcry, Cannon, Chandler, Clark, Culloni, Da
is, Earle. Elkins, Fairbanks, Foraker,
Frye, Gallinger, Gear, George, Gra,Hale,
Banna, Hansbrough, Hariis, Hawley,
Hoar, Kenny, Kjle, Lindsay, Lodge, Mc
Bride, McMillan, Mason, Mitchell, Moirill,
Murphy, Nelson,, Pasco, Perkins, Piatt of
Connecticut, Piatt of New I'ork.Pntchard,
Froctor, Slioup, Smith, Spooner, Thurston,
Turpie, Vest, Wairen, Wellington, Wctmore,
Wilbon, and Wolcott Total, 52.
THE THEOSOPIIISTS EXCITED.
Annie Bcsnnt unci Countess, YVaclit
tneister inspected Here Todn.
Theosophical circles arc in a state of
unusual excitement caused by the expected
arrival in this city today ol Countess Con
stance Wachtmeister, who claims to be the
successor of Madam Blavatslry, who found
ed the society in 1875, and her intimate
friend and co-woiker, Mrs. Annie Besant.
They will gUe a series of lectures on
theosophy -while here, the first being to
morrow night at Masonic Temple.
Since 189-1 there has been much dis
cord in theosophical circles, notwithstanding
the fundamental teaching of the society
is brotheily love. The trouble first began
when Mrs. Annie .Besant declaied she had
been told by the .Master to investigate the
conduct of William Q. Judge in India. She
went there, and upon her leturn to Eng
land formulated charges againstIr. Judge,
who was then general secretary of the
Amerlcai section. TheTheosophical Society
directed the Judicial committee to investi
gate the charges, but owing to a technical
defense, the charges were thrown out.
This failed-to end the trouble, and when
the annual convention of the society met
nt Boston, 1895, the American section
seceded, formed a new oiganization, and
placed William Q. Judge at the head of It.
The secession was ordered by a vote of
190 to 10. Since that date the American
Theosophical Society has been growing
lapidly, while the Blavatsky followers,
it is said, have not been so fortunate, and
the number is growing- smaller in this
country each yeai.
Immediately after seceding the American
society cut off its contribution to the
East India fund, which the members say
greatly embarrassed Countess Wacht
meister, who since then has been the source
of much annoyance to the eeceders.
William Q. Judge died one year ago, and
obeying his request, Mis. Katherlne A.
Tingley was elected head of the inner oi
spiritual part. Ernest T. Hargrove was
elected head of the outer or material
part. The American Society is preparing
to erect a theosophical school in Cali
fornia, which enterprise the Countess of
Wachtmeister has vigoiously denounced,
claiming Uinta study of theoccultsciences
would be followed by a knowledge of evil
spirits Hint would do hann, as it had in
the earliest ages.
WILL NOT TALK POLITICS.
Archbishop Xrehind Refuses to Say
Anything? foi Publication.
Archbishop Ireland esterday.whenasked
the reason for his prolonged visitin thiscity,
replied thatit wasa "salubrious climate''
and that he liked it. When informed that
some polltieiniirhacl siird that he had vis
ited the city ror the purpose or urging the
appointment of cx-Gov. Merriam, of Wis-
consln, to be amb.issador to I taly, and, ttiat
having failed to secure it, the President hail
decided to name a limn equally ravored by
the archbishop, the prelate said'
"I will not discuss politics. No matter
what I suy some papers will iniscnnitrue
it. I will neither afrirm nor deny an
thing concerning politics."
"But do you mind saying whether cx
Gov. Merriam was your choice?"
"My choice has nothing to do with
the appointment The question is, what
buits the President So far as I have been
In formed tlie President d -elded three weeks
ago on his appointment to the office uii
"Who is the selection?"
"I will not talk politics," said the arch
bishop, aid then in reply to another ques
tion he added, 'T have nothing whatever
to say except that r shall leave the city
in a very few das "
BROWN LED A DOUBLE LIFE
The Two Marriaffcs of a Wcll
Kiunvn Young Man.
Mndiu Dean, the Actress, "Wants
DntiiimCh From Ilini Strange
Answer to Her Suit.
Prank W Blown, one or the best known
joung iifii in thiscity, has been n.adc
a derendant to two lawsuits in New York,
which disclose the fact that Brown has
been living a double lire, having two
wives Blown was, until about a eai
ago, a prominent broker on F street He
was full or busiiie-ss and enterprise, and at
the same time fond of cluhlifc and iheiUrl
tals About seven eais ago he was
married to Miss Sustu Dawson, whose
father lives at 175J S street northwest.
She was a handsome girl and he a fine
looking Oung rellow, and ever one said
it was a good match The had one
child, a boj , who is now four years old.
aoon aliei the bnch ol this child Brown
became more than ever devoted to the
theater and the chorus girls lie was fre
quent! seen in tho company of the latter,
escorting them from the theater atter the
It was While Hot's "A Trip to China
town'' was being-played In this city that
he saw a vivnciousijoung woman whose
stage name is. Madue Dean Sheplacd the
part of Willie Grow,-a. sentimental vouth
Brown admired the actress, and soon
formed hi r acquaintance He was in her
company as much us ixtssible, anfl shesavs
was lavish with his presents and atten
tions She rurthe-r says that aftei their
friendship had continued for a time she
consented to marry him, he representing
himself to be unmarried, and that on
August in, lSIfl. thev went to Wilming
ton, Del , and were married.
Brown in Mime fashion managed to de
ceive Ills vvifcAiucessfull and to devote
a great deal of time U the actress He was
devoted to her. and she srs that she ir
eeived Trom him dian oiids woith at least
$10,000, and during the two cars thev
wcr" together hecoiiulbuted about $10,000
to her support She had ever thing that
This lasted until earlv in 1S9G, when the
biokei railed in business with hcav liabil
ities After this he was unable to keep up
succ es-fulh his dual lire and two homes
and he i.eglected the acticss,-and rinallj
Icrtthis couiilr and went to China in the
interesror asvncbcate He Is in China now
Madge Dean s-ajs thatit was not until
after Blown left the countrv that she
learned that he had a wife and child living,
and that as soon as made aware of the
fact she consulted her law orb, Howe &
Hiinituell.of New Yoik She next hi ought
suit against Blown In the New York su
pieme coint to have her marriage an
nulled, on the ground that it was con
tracted While lie had another wire living,
and in a second suit she sues to recover
?liri,000 damages foi his deceit in marrjing
her The suit for annulment has been
placid on the court calendai for April 9
Answers to these suits have been riled by
Lawjer Mnuncc AIoer, attorney for Mr
Brown, which contain a novel defense
Mr Brown asserts that he w,n "incompe
tent to enter into a lawful marriage be
cause of a defect of intellectual power and
a want or legal competency, on account of
intoxication " At the time or marriage,
he sas, he was "surrcring fiom indif
tinctness of ideas, and confusion of
thought " He also alleges that Miss Dean
knew that he was already married, as she
was well acquainted with his lawful wife
He makes a general denial that she has
sustained any damages to her peace of
mind through any rault or his.
When Mr. Da won, rather or Mrs Brown,
was seen at his home, No. 1T52 S street
northwest, yesterday, he declined to say
anj tiling about the two suits oTthe actress
furthei than that lie did not believe the
-.econd marriage took place and that the
suits were bimplv brought for blackmailing
purposes. He said that Mrs Brown is out
of the city, visiting friends, and that he
did not believe that she had over heard
of Brown's relations with Miss Dean
Thomas Dawson, of No. 1321 It street
notrhwest, an uncle of Mrs. Brown, de
clined to discuss the .subject at all. A
friend of the family said that if the second
marriage did take place, he believed Mrs.
Brown would bring a suit for divorce.
An Interesting Address.
"The Ethical Significance of the College
Settlement" was the subject or an inter
esting address delivered last evening by
Mr. Charles T. Semper, berore a large
congregation at All Soul's Church. Mr
t Semper is in charge of the college ex
tension work of the Columbian University
and from personal experience as well as
study of the subject, was admirably Titted
to interestingly and insttuctlvely discuss
tlie signihcancc of the college settlement
The Editor I would advise ou to stop
taking notes on your curf.
The Editor Stories like this one won't
Judge Keith Sustains the Action
of tlie Police Commissioners.
THEY SUPERSEDE THE MAYOR
Decision Handed Down in this Mu
nieipnl Authority Case A Shoot
ing; Scrnne on it Hiver lloat Tliu
Contents of n alnslcet Dlsehurged
Into u Negro's Head.
Alexandria, .March 28. Police circles
here have been stirred up over the question
involving the lighter the board of police
commissioners to reinstate a police officer
suspended by tlie major The question was
brought about when .Mayor Thompson sus
pended for a period of thirty days, for al
leged insuboidinatioii, Sefgt Smith and
The question was finally submitted to
Judgu James Keith, of the supreme court
ol the State, who had consented to act as
arbitrator He heard aigument by Cor
poration Attorney Brent and Col. L t
Borley, lepresenting the mayor, and Col.
I L. Smith and Mr A W Armstrong,
for the majority of tlie board The follow
ing is the opinion, which was received here
"The questions to be determined are as
"1 In the event or the suspension of an
officer b the ma or for a period not ex
ceeding thirty days, is such suspension
opcrativeand valid during the whole period
or does It only continue in force until such
board of police comnnVioiicrs convene and
take action in the matter? In the event
that said board does convene and take
action, has it or not the right to review
the action oT the mavor in lespect to sue h
suspension, and iff t should decide thatsuch
suspension was not warranted, would its
order be operative from its date onlj.or
would it supersede the maor's action
in siisiiendlng said officer?
"2 Can the board of police commission
ers, under the anthoritv conferred to re
move a policeman, suspend him; in otlit-r
words, does the iover to remove include
the lesser power ir suspension?
"3 In the event or the suspension or a
police officer ' the inayoi , is it or not
his chit to report the fact of such sus
pension to the board or police commission
ers? "The answer to" the first cinestmi pro
pounded depends upon the construction of
the act approvel March 18, li&i. amend
ing section .57 of tlie charter of the city of
Alexandria Fly thatac thebna-d of police
commissioners , created and organized un
dei sections 3." and 3fi of the charter, were
authorised to select from the elector-, of
the city of Alexandria a chief ind lieuten
ant of police, and to elect sun number or
policemen as may be authorized bv thecity
council, and to fill any vacanc that; might
thereafter occur in the iKilicc force It is
provided that the police torce thus consti
tuted shall hold their respective jwsitions
during good behavior or until they may be
severally removed b the tviid board for
cause, aftei such investigation as the board
may deem necessary It will thus be seen
that the number of the -police force is to be
determined by the city council the persons
composingit are to beselectel bythe board
of police commissioners, who are clothed
with the power of removal for cause With
respect to these provisions there is no dif
ference of opinion The controversy arises
over the following language
"The mavor of the city or Alexandria
shall have the power and anthoritv to sus
pend the chief, lieutenant, or any policeman
for m'sconduct in office for a period not
to exceed thirty days, or until such board
shall convene and take action in the
"The contention of the mayor is, that
this confers upon hlrn the power to sus
pend, absolutel, for a period not to ex
ceed thirty days; that the power thus con
ferred, when exercised by him. Is a judg
ment rendered against the of rending officer
or policeman ror the misconduct in oriice
with which he is charged; that it is not
subject to tlie rev iew or the board or police
commissioners, and that the words 'or
until such board shall convene and take
action in the matter' does not constitute
a limitation upon his power or suspension
ror thirty days, or confer upon the board
of police commissioners any authority to
review his judgment, hut is to be con
strued as vesting in him the power of
suspension in the alternative either for a
period not to exceed thirtv days, or until
the boaid shall convene and take action.
In this view I amimabh-1 j concur The
language seems to me- plainly and clearly
to limit his power to supead in kuj case
to thirty da vs. and tlie use of the phase -or
until such board &hull convene and take
action in the matter' was not intended to
coafer upon the mayor a power to suspend
until the board should convene as an altei
nativc to ills power to suspend for a period
not to exceed thirty days, but Is to be
interpreted as imposing a limitation upon
the duratioa of the suspension which the
mayor was authorized to Impose; in other
words, his power to suspend could, in no
case exceed thirty days, aad if at the end
of thirty days no other action had been
taken, the suspended officer or policeman
w ould return to duty. If, i n the meantime,
the board of police commissioners should
convene and take action in the matter, it
would be their province to inquire Into tho
guilt or innocence of the suspended officer
or policeman If, upon investigation, he
was found not guilty, lie would be ac
quitted, and tills judgment of acquittal
would relieve him or all tlie pains and
penalties incurred by the suspension The
object or the law was to rendei the police
department as efficient as possible. The
board or police commissioners, not being in
continuous session, its attention would
not be called to instances of misconduct
on the part of the police foice; while the
mayor, who is the executive head of the
city, and specially charged with the execu
tion of its laws and the preservation of
order, and who is also chairman of the
board of police commissioners, is In a
position to be promptly advised of an
dereliction of duty upon the pait of any
one connected with the government of
tl c ci'. He is therefoie clothed with the
dutj and authority co take die initial step
in investigating any actual or supposed mis
conduct upon the part of anj member of
the police force.
"I am of the opinion, therefore, that
while the mavor has an undoubted right
to suspem' for a period notexecedmg thirty
days, sucli suspension ib operative only un
til the board of police commissioners con
venes and takes action in the matter; that
the board so convened has tlie right to
review tlie action of the ma or with re
spect to such suspension, and if it should
decide thatit was not warranted, Its judg
ment would wholly siiper.edc the action
therefoie taken by the mayor iususpending
"In reply to the second interrogatory, I
am of opinion that the power conferred
upon the board of police commissioners to
remove a policeman does not include the
power of suspension.
"in response to the third question,! am
of opinion, as already stated, substantially
in reply to the first intcrrogatoiy, that the
object of the legislature in granting the
charter and in distributing tlie powers and
duties among the orricials therein pro-
Its Symptoms and Cure.
loss or memory.
Flushing of the face.
Dull reeling, head and eyes; nervous
tremors and trembling, fluttering and pal
pitation of the heart, desiwnueiic and
depression of mind, inability to concen
trate the mind, loss or .seir-confidence,
desire to be alone, waking mornings tired
ana unrerreshed, great Jciise of fatigue
following drains on the system, general
se'nse or lanpuor, dullness and exhaustion,
with lack of ambition and energy and
disinclination for physical or mental ef
rorr. 'l hese are tho
MARKS OF THE DISEASE
And they are plain to every one.
xvow It is a sad fact that some physi
cians pretend to regard this disease lightly,
and assure patient- thev have nothing to
rear. 'llils la raise, .Ind the pltjsicinn
who makes such a statement does so be
cause he knows absolutely nothing of the
disease or its treatment It is a serious
disease, a dangeious condition to be in.
-tvery surrerer knows that it is co trivial
complaint which is slowly but surely sap
ping his very life away, which he feels
uay ny i.ij irt exhausting ld strength.
paiailng his energies and rendering him
weak and inefficient as a man, darken
ing his ruture with gloom and despair
and leaving him a mere wreck.
1411 Perm. Ave. Adj. WillarJ's Hotel
Who bj study and investigation under
stands this class or diseases, and who by
long experience and continuous success
has discovered the perfect treatment to
cure, is the physic iuu to whom all suf
ferers should apply.
the higiiest ic- charged is
gs r a Minvm i-ou all cr LT
"fv'j DlSLASi,S. MEDICINES TV"
DAILY OFl-iCt, HOtltS), 10 to 5; Sun
cias,iu toi li; Monday. Wecmesday.'lhurs
daj and Saturday evenings, r, to 8.
CONSULTATION FIX hi:.
ISSVUAXi 'H S iai 1531 EX"'! .s.
sjTATfcME.xT of the condition or the
rSLW ENGLAND MUTUAL ACCIDENT
A.s.-3Ci(.iA'no.v. or uoslou, Alass., on the
.ilst day or December, ltiUC.
Assets SI 23.093 DG
income for six months ending
December 31, lb'JiJ 100,000 12
UisiiiirHeme-iitB ror six mouths
ending December 31, lsy, 93,257 18
Jstaie or Alnsinchusetti, city or iioston,
ami county or hurrohc, as
Augustus r Alartln,pre'idKutfand frank
lin J .vioore, secretar, or the .Veir En
gl. ind .Mutual Accident Associatim, do
declare and say that the accompanying
statement of the condition of said Asso
ciation, ou the a"lst day of Dec ember, l-spy,
is toriect and true according to the best
or their information, knowledge and be
iier a l AIAKTIIS, "resident.
t j moukl, secretary
hubscrilied and swoiu to before me,
thid lytn dav or Alarch, lbbT
WILLIAM r iifcLUIEK,
fiscal ) notary l'ublic.
MASSACHUSETTS BE.VEFIT LIFE
AfebOClATION . or Bo-ston statement or
business ror lbittJ.
Policies written during
Insurance applied for m
lb!K S17.209.K95 00
Insurance vvriltenin 1BOC- 14,900.720 00
Amount carried to surplus
fund during the ear 32o.."3b ."31
Total assets 1.127,b35 91
Ke-erve mud 7oo, 17002
Amount p.ud In losses.. . 2,033,'JbG GO
Total amount paid in losies
since organization Iii.s90.480 85
Insurance m force ... H3.957.G00 00
JOHN HENRY ItOLKER,
HON' CARROLL D WRlUHT.
JKir,t Vice President.
CHARLES H BACALE,
Second Vice President.
HON CHARLES S HAMLIN.
Counsel for the Board or Directors.
S T ELLIOTT,
II M BILLINGS.
GEORGE E CURTIS,
E S LI1CHFIELD
On March 10 the by-laws or the associa
tion were amended so us to give each
policy holder a vote in the election of
new directors at the next biennial meet
ing, and thev were aiNj amended to the
effect that any surplus left over from tlie
expense account alter paying the current
expenses or the association is to be turned
into the mortuarv fund for the benefit
of the policy holders at I.irce
S T ELLIOTT, Treasurer
G H BAXTER, General Agent, 1121 F
SL 11 W 1 C
vided for, was to secure the efficient ad
ministration of the affnira or the tit, and
especially to promote the peace and order
of that community This result can best
be attained, indeed can only be achieved
in a satisfactory manner, by the hearty co
operation of the various aKencie- which the
State hns created; and while I have been
unable to rind any provision m the charter
which pre-enbes it as a specific duty rest
ing upon the mayor to report the fact to
the board of police commissioners. In the
event or his finding it nt-ceary to suspend
a member of the- police force, I have no
hesitation in saying that, to do so would
be within the scope of las general duty
to see that the laws are faithfully ex
ecuted, end with that object in view, to
act in concert with the other officialsof the
Samuel .Murray was shot this morning
and badly injured by William Douglas. on
a longt-ont, near the shjpjard Douglass
was in charge of the boat, which belonged
to the father or Williams Tre latter. In
company with Norman Williams, went to
the boat this morning in search of a I ottle
of whisky Tlie two men were ordered
by Douglass to leave the beat, and, instead
of complying with theoider.thej assaulted
Douglass went into the cabin of the boat
and reappeared with a musket He lev
eled the sun at Murray and pulled the
trigger The contents of the musket tcok
efrect in the head of Muiray.and l.e fell
unconscious to the giouiid. The injured
man was removed to his home on South
Union street, where he was attended by
Dr. .Tone Douglass was arrested by
Orncers Young and Beach. The parties
are all colored
LADIES' AID SOCIETY BENEFIT.
The Blotrriiph Company Gave an Ex
hibition lor It.
At a special meeting of the Ladies' Aid
Society or the Tirst Congregational Church,
held yesterday, resolutions of thanks to
the management of the Bwgraph were
passed. The management of this in
vention placed the hou&e at tl e disposal
of the ladies on last Saturday. Perhaps
never before was the capacity of historic
Wlliard Hall tested as on tliatday.
The people began coming long before
the doors were opened, and for a lime it
looked as though a special performance
would be necessary to accommodate those
who wished to witness that nt S:30.
The receipts of Snturday were turned
over to Mrs. Agnes Fraser, the treasurer
of the Ladies' Aid Society. The per
formance netted them an unusually hand
"That Charlie Pinchbnck is a mejin
"What has he done?"
"You know he's engaged to Tilda Itick
rark Well, he found a ring somewhere at
a bargain and gave it to her It was too
small for her finger What do you suppose
"Advised her to diet until she could get
it on "Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Proud of nis, Xative Tjmd.
"Yes, Fir," said the getitleman, who had
immigrated several ears ago; "yes, sir,
I am proud of my native land fmd love it
"Is that the reason you did It the favor
American. -Indianapolis Journal.
AMEETI.'Gor tho 'stockholders of tho
Washington Safe Deposit Company will
be held on Friday, April 2J, Ja0, for
the purpose of electing nine directors.
The polls will be open at 12 in and close
at 1 o'clock p m SAM CROSS. Seflre
tarv and treasurer. mli-o-JGtm
COAL at reduced price; quality itn 1 weight
guaranteed at the following figures.
W. A. pea, 54: W. A furnace. $u; W A.
nut, S5 25. W. A. cgR. 55.50. W. A stove,
S5 51). clean coal and nroinpc delivery
every time JOHN MILLER &. CO., lOtb
and sts. uw.; phone 44G. nifa21.28
k OK SALE 1 hold a negotiable note of
Dr. L M. Taylor s, ot 1J21 Mass. avc.,
fdr $!, whicn 1 will sell for 400 cash.
For particulars address A. V. MILLd,
204 u . 1 ayette st., Baltimore, Aid.
NOTICETO GROCERS -On andaftcr April
1 lbU7, we will discontinue our wagoua
going from door to door offering feoap
and iced Seat lye, withtiie viewof receiving
patronage from each dealer Respectfully,
V. I TOMS ON & CO , Philadelphia, Pa.
NOTICE is hereby given that on the
Jlst da or March. Ib07 . will expire ail
licenses issued by the District of Colum
bia to produce dealers trading at largo
and peddlers. All persons engaged in the
business specified are hereby notified to
promptly xenew the same By order of
the Commiss'onersD. C. MATTHEW TRIM
BLE, Assessor I. C. inb21-6c
Should be read daily by all interested,
oh changes may occur at an time.
FOREIGN MAILS Tor the week ending
April 3, 1HU7, close promptly at thia
office as follows.
MONDA1 lb) At y 20 p. ru for Europe,
per s. s Trav e," from New lorK. via South
ampton and Bremen, (c) At 10 55 p. in.
lor Netherlands direct, per s s fcchl-dani.
rroni New lort, via Amsterdam. Letters
must b'- directed "per Seine-dam."
TUE3D A Y. - ( b At y 2U p in. Tor Europe,
per s s. New York", from New York, via
.Southampton iciAt 1j 55 p m , for
Europe, per s k Britannic, from New
York, via Queenstown.
LI)NESDAY-(d At 6 25 a. m., for
BeiMum uireu., per a s houthvvark. from
New York, via Antwerp Letters must.be
directed "per Southwark " (ciAt 10:55
p. in . for Netherlands direct, per s 3.
spaarndam, from New York, Yia Rotter
dam. Letters must be directed "per
tiUUAx ib At o ID p m for Europe,
per s s Lmbria, rrom New Xork, via
Queenstown. Letters for France. Switr
zertand, Italy. Spain, Portugal, Turkey,
Lgpt and British India must be directed
"per LmbrU " (bAt y 20 p m., for
1-ranee, Switzerland, Italy. Spain. Portu
gul, lurke. Egypt and Brats,, inUia,
per s s La 'J ouralne " Iroin New lork.
via Havre. Letters ror other parts of
Europe must be directed "per La Tou
raine " (ciAt 10 55 j) m , ror Scotland
direct, per s Anchona, rrom New lork.
via Glasgow Letters must be directed
per Anchona T
"Pnnteii matter, etc German steamers
sailing rrom. New York on Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Saturdays lake printed matter,
eti , for German and spatially addressed
printed matter, etc.. for other parts of
White Star steamers sailia from New
lork on Wednesdays take specially ad
drexaed printed matter, etc , for Ksrupe.
The American, c'unard and French Line
steumers take printed matter, etc , for
all countries Tor which they are advertised
to carry mad.
Mulls, tor outh and Central Amer
ica, w e-t inrtie. Jtc.
MONDAY iaAt3 20 p m , ror Jamaica,
peTaeamer from Boston (cAt 10 05 p.
m , ror lielize, Puerto Lortez, and Guate
mala, per steainer from New Orleans.
IdAt 10 55 p m . Tor Bermuda, per s a.
lriuidad, from New York (ciAt 10 53
p m . ror central An erica I except Costa
icicai and -S uth Paciiic ports, per s a,
t mance, f rom New I'orK.vla Colon Let
ters ror Guatemala luust be directed "per
Jriuau.ce " tcAtl0 55p m . ror bitnUago
de tuba, per s s Iiabana, from New York.
Letters ror enezuela and Colombia luust
Oe earecteil pei llaoauu ' (t) At JO 55 p.
in , lor tl I iKma- and sm; croiv.pers s.
Luracao, rrom New lork, via St Thomas,
also Maricaibo c At 10 55 p m ,ror Jna
iiua. Cape Haiti. Gonjive--. Jeremle. Petit
Goaveand st Marc, per s s stateorTexas,
rrom New lork
TUESDAY (dAt 6 23 a m for RIo
Janeiro and Santos, per a s Sardinian
I'rmee. rrom New York LettCra for other
parts of Brazil and for the La Plata
countries must be directed "per Sardinian
Prince ld)At 7.20 a m ror Port An
tonio, per steamer from Baltimore. Mil.
IdAt 10 05 p m ror Costa Rica, per
steamer from Vew Orleans (OAt 10 55
P m for I'ernambuco and Victoria, per s.
s A sti. from New York Letters for ottjer
parts of Brazil must be directed "per
Asti " (cAt 10 35 p m for Grenada,
'Iniiidad and Tobago, per s s irrawuddy,
rrom New iork
i-.UNt-.LA i ifiAt 8 50 a m, for
Nassau, N l" . per steamer from MmnU,
rla. loAt 10 55 p m , for Port An
tonio, per s s rroml'liJIauelpWa. la ilAt
b J5 a in , ror inaqua.Port de Patx, Petit
Goave, Gonaives and Aue Cayes, per s. .
sjchle-swi-r, from New irk id) At 0 25 a.
m , ror Ham and bt Domingo, per s s t
De Lesseps, rrom ev' lork Letter lor
Jlavaj;u--. cuadeloupt. awl Alartmicjue
must ov directed - per 1 De Lesseps. '
THLRSDDAl-(d) At 0 25 a in , for
Porto Kicu direct, per s a Theuiis. from
l RlDA l -( c At 1 0 55 p m ,ror Jamaica.
Savamlla and Greytown, per a s Adiron
dack, rioni New lork Letters for Costa
Kica must be directed "per Adirondack."
cAt 10 53 p m , for Cape Haiti. Gona
ives, J'etit Goave, Carthaeena and toauta
Martha, per s s Holstein, from New
lork ictAt 10 33 p in . for Campeche,
l hiapas, 'ln'-asco and uiatan, per s. s.
lumun, from New York Letters for
other parts if Mexico must be directed
"per lumurl iciAt 10 55 p m , for
huiti, Cumana and Larupano. per s s
I'rlns Willem II. from New li.rk Letters
ror other parts or Venezuela, Curacao,
Trinidad. Bntish and Dutch e-uiana must
he directed "per I'rins WHIem II cAt
10 55 p m , ror Venezuela and Curacao;
also ajviumia and Carlhagena. via Cu
racao tier -- s Caracas friiiii .Vw lork
SATURDAY I dAt 12 05 p m.. for St.
Fieri e-Miciuelon, per steamer from Hell
rax. SsUNDAl lth-(TAt 3 50 a. m., Tor
Nassau, N P , per steamer rrom Miami,
Mails for Newfoundland, by rail to
Halifax, am! thence via steamer, close here
dad v. except Sunday, at 12 03 p m., and
on Mindnvs only at 11 35 a m.(d
Man? for Miquelon, by rail to Boston,
and thence xia steamer, close here daily
at 3-20 p m (a)
Mails for Mexico Citv. overland (except
ttio-,p for L.inioeche. Chi.inas. Tabasco, and
iucatan, which will be forwarded via
steamer sailinir from New York, after the
"Wednelav overland close of this office
up to the 10 55 p m closing Friday),
close here dnily at 7 10 a m.(d)
.Mails ror Cuba i except, those Tor ftantio go
de Cuba, which will be forwarded via New
1 ork up to the 1 0 55 p lit closing Monday)
close here dallv at .5 p m for rorwardlng
via steamers sailing Mondays and Thurs
days from Port Tampa. Fla (c)
.Malls for Australia eccpt West Austra
lia), Hawaii and Fiji Islands (specially ad
dressed only, pers s Warrimoo. from Van
couver, close here dally up to C-30 p. m.
April 1 (di
Muds for China. Japan and Hawaii, per
s. a. City of RIo Janeiro, from San Fran
, kco. chs- here dally up o G JU p. in.
April 1. (d)
Mails ror China and Japan, per s a Ta
coma, from Tacoica. clo-e here daily up to
:iOp in. April 10 d
Mails for Chiaa and Japan, specially ad
dressed only, per s s Empress of Japan,
from Vancouver, close here daily up to
G 3D n m .April 12 (d)
Moils for Hawaii, per s. s. Australia,
fiom sau Funicisfii, close here daily up
to C 30 p m , April 14 (d)
Mails Tor Australia (except those for
Wosf Australia. vhich irn forwarded via
Europe, New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji and
Saraoa'i Islands, per 3 s. Mnnowai, from
sa i 1 raneisci, eiose here daily up to o JO
p m . April 21.(d)
Hails lor the Society Islands, per ship
City or Papeiti, rrom San Francisco, close
here daily up to G-'iO p m . April 24.(d
Transpacific mails are lorwaided to the
p -rt or .a iing dailv , and the scisedMle or
ch suijis is airauged on the presiwnptien of
their unmterntpted overland transit
(alRecistered mail closes at 10 a. m.
( u) liecist ered mail closes at 1 p. m
same day. ,.
(c)lvogistered mail closes at 0 p. m.
same day ... . ,.
(d)I!euisrered mail closes at t p. m.
previous day. ,
(e)Uegistered mail closes at 1 p. m
Weduesiluvs and Saturdnvs
.Registered mail clones at 1 p. m.
prCVJAMKyr WILLETT. Postmaster.
J. -WIT-jXI-A-TH XiEB.
332, Pa. Ave "VV.
Ffist-olnNN service 'Phone. 1383
Hard on the 'Picture.
Critic Where did you get the idea tor,?
Painter Out of my head.
Critic You must be glad that it is out-Sketch