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THE MORNIJST'G TIMES; MSdY, MAY 10, 1897.
Touching Scenes ai (ho People's
: Tabernacle Dedication.
WORDS OF S1Y1XG GRACE
The Evangelist'.-. Kxhortntlon Strike
Tender Chord In the Heart of
Many Attentive Listeners Sev
eral In the Congregation Unable
to HeHtraiu Their Emotions.
The People's Tabernacle, on Eleventh
street, boutheasr, between G and II streets,
was dedicated yesterday morning.
. In the pulpit with Rev. A. G. Harrison,
pastor of the church, were Rev B. Carra
dine, of St. LouK Mo.; W. L. Bruen, and
other prominent religious worker,. On
the right or the pulpit was a large clu-ir
of ioung ladies. Tne pulpit was banned
Rev.. B. t'arridan prcafrhed the sermon,
selecting as Lis text Malachl 111:10 "Bring
ye all the titl.es into the storehouse that
there may be meat in uy houe, and prove
me now herewith, Millh the IyrdorHots "
Tie depicted the blessings that -were sure
to accrue to a church that had preached
from its pulpit tlie simple story of salva
tion, that had members -who were alert
to welcome the stranger within its gates
and thathad foritsobjectthe demonstration
of the Fatherhood of tlie Loid and the
brotherhood of men With such a chuich
in a community that community would
turn out en masse to attend divine worship
and scores or souls would be saved. If
every church in "Washington were of the
foregoing description the city would be
turned upside down as regards Indifference
to divine worship, and the churches would
be continually thronged. What is wanted
in the churches of today, he said, is not a
-learned treatise of wine abstract scien
tific, political, or sociological proposition,
or a skillful manipulation of words In
ascending to oratorical heights, but the
narration or the simple stoiy of saving
giace. When he had concluded his sermon
Rev. Carradiue icqucsted all tho-e who
had received or who wished to leceive
spiritual blessing to stand.
Many of the congregation arose and after
a short prayer Mr. Carradine began an
exhortation that resulted in one of the
strangest scenes that was ever enacted in
a church edirice In this city. The word
of the evangelist seemed charged with
electricity and struck home to the hearts
of the congregation with sucn force that
many could not restrain their' emotion
While the congregation were listening to
the words of the evangelist an aged lady,
elegantly dressed, Jumped to hur feet and
shouted at the top "f her voice, "God savo-:
God saves,'' at the same time waving her
arms wildly. Instantly there was con
fusion that was not quelled until a lady
who nt just across tlie aisle crossed to
the side or the excited woman and, plac
ing her arm about her neck, drew her
down into the pew A Tew moments later
the audience was again startled by a haif
choked sob of "Oh, God; Oh, God Oh. my
mother; Oh, mother." Down In the center
or the auditorium a middle-aged man
was resting his head on the back A the
pew In rnmtof him and was shaking with
Bobs that he could not control.
The auditorium has been quiet some
few minutes wheu a lady on the right
side of the church arose and shouted,
"Glory to God. Glory to God," repeating
the cry at least twenty times before she
resumed her seat.
On the right arose feeble cries of deeply
moved hearers. On the left several started
from their seats and knelt at the chancel.
Up in the gallery, where previously the oc
cupants of the pews looked upon the scene
and quietly smiled, a young lady of quiet
demeanor started to cry out, "Glory to
God," and, abashed, sank back in her seat,
having onlyfinished the first two words.
By this time the gentlemanln the middle of
the church had resumed his sobs, the first
lady to be visibly affected was still rest
ing her head, exhausted, on the shoulder
of her friend, and there were many who
were engaged In silent prayer, leaning their
heads on the backs of the pews m front
The evangelist stepped down from the
pulpit and told all those who wanted to
be saved to come up to the railing. About
forty went down the aisles and knelt in
silence, with the single exception of the
middle-aged gentleman, who continued
sobbing as If his heart were breaking, as
he knelt on the carpet and leaned his head
heavily on the railing.
For about half an hour the praying, the
sobbing and the rendering of hymns con
tinued simultaneously. The evangelist
then arose, made a final prayer, and the
dedicatory services came to an end.
CATARRH OF THE STOAIACH.
A riensnut, Simple, But Safe and
Effectual Care Tor It.
Catarrh of the stomach has long been con
nidered the next thing to incurable. The
usual symptoms areafullorbloatingsensa
tion after eating, accompanied sometimes
with sour or watery risings, a formation of
gases, causing pressure on tlie heart and
lungs, and difficult breathing; headaches,
fickle appetite, nervousness and a general
played out, languid feeling.
There is often a foul taste in the mouth,
coated tongue, and if the interior of the
stomach could be seen it would show a
slimy, infiamed condition.
Tiic cure of this common and obstinate
tronbleis foundiu a treatment which causes
the food to be readily, thoroughly digested
before! t has time to ferment andirritate the
delicate mucous surfaces of the stomach.
To secure a prompt and healthy digestion
1b the one necessary thing to do and when
normal digestion is secured the catarrhal
condition will have disappeared.
According to Dr. Harlandson the safest
and best treatment is to use after eacli meal
a tablet composed of Diastase, Aseptic rep
sin, a little Nux, Golden Seal and fruit
acids. These tablets can now be found at
all drug stores under the name of Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets, and not being a patent
medicine can be used with perfect safety
and assurance that healthy appetite and
thorough digestion willfollow their regular
use after meals.
Mr. N. J. Boohcr, of 2710 Dearborn St-.
Chicago, 111 , writes: "Catarrh Is a local
condition, resulting from a neglected cold
In the head, whereby the lining membrane
of the nose becomes inflamed and the
poisonous discharge therefrom passingback
wardinto the throat, reaches the stomach,
It.us producing catarrh of the stomach.
Medical authorities prescribed for me for
three years for catarrh of stomach without
cure; but today I am the happiest of men
after using only one box of Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets I cannot find appropriate
words to express my goodfeeliug. I havo
found flesh, appetite and sound rest from
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is the safest
preparntionus wellas the simplest andmost
convenient remedy for any form of indiges
tion, catarrh of stomach, biliousness, sour
stomach, heartburn und bloating after
Send for little book mailed f roo on stom
ach troubles, by addressing Stuart Co.,
Marshall, Mich. These tablets can befound
at all drugstores- inyl 0-12-14
Ground was broken for the new church
on last New Year's day, and tho edifice
was finished last Satutday, its total cost
being about .$27,000. The spacious audi
torium Is on the first floor. A chapel for
the Sumlny school and for prayer meet
ings is on the second floor. The church has
a membership of about 740, and its Sun
day school numbers about 300 scholar.
The pastor, Rev. A. G. Harrison, has long
been engage! In ministerial work in tlie
District of Columbia, having coiuo to the
new church from the pastorate of Faith
Chapel. The. People's Tabernacle Is the
gift of Mr. W. "L. Bracn, a prominent at
torney of this city, to the congregation.
The church is undenominational. It was
erected for the people or Southeast Wash
ington, and is free of debt. It stands upon
the bite of the frame edirice built some
nine years ago by Rev. Jacob D. Wilson.
When he died, on November 10, last, he
requested Rev. Harrison and Mr. Hruen
to keep the congregation together ni.d
continue the work that he had begun.
.With this object in view, and in view
of the condition of the frame edifice, it
was removed to make room Tor the new
structure, the congregation meanwhile
worshiping In Odd Fellows' Hall, on
Eighth street southeast, where the ser
vices were well attended.
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
Corner-Stone of the John Hay In
dustrial School Laid.
Funeral of Herbert PriceThe Now
Police Boat Entertainment of
the St. Andrew Brotherhood.
Alexandria, May 0. The runcral or the
late Herbert Trice took place this after
noon at 3 o'clock rrom his home on North
Fairfax street. The funeral was largely
attended, and the tody was escorted to the
Methodist cemetery by the members of the
fire department. The services were con
ducted by Itev. J. T. Williams, pastor of
the M. E. Church South.
The corner btone ol the John Hay In
dustrial School for colored pupils was laid
this afternoon with appropriate ceremonies,
under the auspices of Harmony Lodge, So.
81S, G. U. O. or O. G. P. G. M. James
M. Buckner delivered the address for the
Odd Fellows, James T. Holmes was master
of ccrcmoules; P. W. G. M. Alexander
Howard, murehnl, and P. G. M Lucius
Gnlneu, acting noble grand. There was
a large crowd present, mid during the
ceremonies Rev. Clarence E. Ball, rector of
Graiv Episcopal Church, delivered an ad
dress and congratulated the colored people
on their 'rrorts to prepare their children
for mechanical pursuits. Addresses were
also delivered by Rev. Alexander Truatl
The building Is two stories high and
Flxty-flve feet long. It will have six
large rooms, an auditorium and office.
Broom, printing, tewing and Cooking department-will
be among the features of
the new institution. Brickmnking and
laundry departments will be added in the
The officers are: President, R. B. Robin
son: secretary, Magnus L. Robinson, board
of trustees, J. C House, R. B. Robinson,
Magnus L. Robinson, R. C O. Benjamin, .1.
Herndon and II. J. Williams.
Dean A Son, the contractors, are making
lapid progress with the building of the
new police harbor boat for the authorities
of Washington. The boat will be one of.
the swiftest on the river.
A complimentary entertainment will be
given by the members of the St. Andn,w
Brotherhood gymnasium at Sarepta H.'ill
on Wednesday night. The entertainment
will consist of athletics and vocal and
The beautiful spring weather of today
brought many visitors from Washington
to this tit j. The streets were thronged
during the day and the churches were
all well attended The resident clergy
conducted the services except in Trinity
M. E. Church, wliere Rev. J. D. Botkin,
member of Congress from Kansas, pleached
at 11 a. m. to a large congregation.
The services in the auditorium ct the
Railroad Reading Rooms this afternoon
were conducted by Rev. Mr. Dickinson, or
the seminary. The special services to be
held during the week will be conducted
by ministers as follows: Monday, Rev J.
U Butler; Tuesday, Rev. J. E. Thacker;
Wednesday, Rev. Mr Bell, or Washington;
Thursday, Rev. Mr. Boyd, presiding elder
M. E. Church; Friday, Rev, L. J.McDouglc.
A regular meeting of the city council
will be held Tuesday night.
Rev. J. M. Eberleln will leave for Balti
more on Tuesday to attend the annual
synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church,
which convenes in that city on the 11th
Mr. Charles Goodrich is recovering from
a serious illness.
Mr. Joseph Rotchford is ill at his home,
on upper Pnnce street.
MYSTEHIES OF THE HOSARY
The Procession to the Vespers at St.
The evening servicesatSt. Dominic'syes
tcrday were made doubly interesting by the
addition of the rosary and May procession
to the vespers.
The celebration of the representation of
the mysteries or the rosary is especially ob-
served at St. Dominic's because St Dom
inic de Guzman, the patron saint of the
church, and the founder or tlie Dominican
order was the oiiginator or the rosary.
The event is usually observed on the first
Sunday in May, but was postponed until
yesterday on account of the mission which
was in progress at that time.
About five hundred children of the par
ish, girls and boys, ranging In age from
ten to sixteen years, took part in the
procesion. Tho former were dressed in
white and each wore a crown of wliitc
flowers, while the boys wore sashes or
different colors. They were formed into
groups, representing the five joyful, the
five sorrowful, and the five glorious mys
teries of the Rosary.
The procession was formed In the Holy
Name Chapel, adjacent to the church.
They entered by thcsouthdoorandmaiched
through the aisles and to the seats In
front of the altar. During the benedic
tion they all knelt at the altar railing.
The Vespers were sung by the Rev.
Father Vallely, assisted by Father Kent
and Father O'Rourke.
ilrs. Ilea's Name to Be Inscribed.
The joint committee in charge of the
erection of the Rca monument met yes
terday morning at Plasterers' Hall.
The several subcommittees bad been
instructed by the organizations to which
they belong to insist that the name of
Rca's wiro be also inscribed on the monu
ment, and It was to take rinal action on
this matter that the general committee
had been called together.
The delegates obeyed their instructions,
and It was ordered that the name or Mrs.
Rea be inscribed on the monument with
Mr. W. F. Thomas, the young business
man who took such an active part In
national politics during the last cam
paign, and who was foremost of the white
candidates In the fight for thcrceordership
of the Dfctrict, is seriously ill at his resi
dence o Twelfth street northwest.
Application for Pardon Formally
Presented to the President.
SIGNERS OF THE PETITION
Scuator Allen Declined ,to Add His
Xauie Purtly Beeaus:e of tho Ef
fect u Pardon Might Have on the
Remaining Cases in the Famous
Application for "the pardon of Broker
Chapman, tho convicted contumacious
sugar case witness, has been formally
presented to the President. The agency
behind tho petition is said to be the sugar
trust magnates, who will be next in thu
order qf going to Jail unless pardon is
(Obtained for Chapman, which pardon will
be a powerful lever in securing immunity
from trial or Havemeyer and Seniles.
It is stated that the petition was pre
pared by Hon. W. E. Parson, who will
represent Havemeyer and Seajles 1! their
cases come to trial. The paper recites the
history of the case succinctly, and sets
forth that Chapman's side of the case
was at least an open question before the
decisions of the courts or the district, and
of the Supreme Court or the United States,
and that Mr.Chapman acted, in his declina
tion to answer, on the advice of counsel
and not contumaciously.
IJ, is said that the Kilbouru case is not
a parallel, becausa the latter was only held
for contempt, of the House of Representa
tives The proceedings, relatlngto this proposed
pardon, it is alleged, began by a personal
visitor Mr. Chnpman to the Piesident, in
which Mr. Chapman was told on what
conditions the President would entertain
the proposition. The chief conditions were
that the petition be formally drawn and
presented, and llintMr. Chapman apologize
to the Senate committee for the offente.
Those to whom the apology must, there
fore, be made, are Senators Gray, Lindsay,
Lodge, Davis, and Allen. It is absolutely
certain that up to last night this apology
was not received by all of the Senators, the
prcsumatioa being thatlt not been sent.
The petition for pardon, however, has
been slgneJ bj SenatorGray, Llndsayand
Davis At the last accounts obtainable by
Tho Tlrnea Senator Lodge had not signed
It, nor had Senator Allen. The fact of the
signatures or these Senators, however,
shows that. Mr. Chapman it, carrying out
the wishes or the President, and that he
expect) the pardon. Mr. Chapman, it ap
pears, is so sure or It, although he may i ot
have been so advised by the President,
that he ban gone to his summer home on
Long I bland.
Senator Allen was seen last night by
a reporter for The Times, as to his terusal
to sign the application for pardon, lie
said that the paper was handed to him
and that he had declined for two reasons
One was that he did not think there
should be any influence brought to beaT
on the President in such a matter, and
the other was the effect a pardon wculd
have oa the remaining cases. Senator
Allen does not consider Mr. Chapman the
prime offender. He looks upon him in the
light of an agent acting under suggestions
ind lie does not regard with favor the
pardon of this particular witness for the
leported ultimate design of allowing the
Havemeyer and Searles cases to be nol
prossed. Senator Allen said that he had
read the statement that In case a pardon
was granted to Chapman, District At
torney Davis would not prosecute Have
meyer or Searles.
Mr. Davis has stated repeatedly in The
Times and elsewhere that he will go on
with these prosecutions unless otherwise
directed by the President or the Attorney
Some surprise has been express that the
application for pardon was not presented
to District Attorney Davis. A member
of the bar said last night that that was
scarcely to be expected, because in such
cases the signature required and or mmt
value would ba that of the district attor
ney who tried the cauc, Mr Birucy, and
also of his assistant, Mr Tracy Jeffords.
It is not unlikely also that a letter will
be asked In Chapman's favor from the
Solicitor General, who appeared for the
Government before the Supreme Court.
Enough Is, however, already known to
indicate that there are Senators suffi
ciently committed to the pardon Idea to
make it popular with the President, and
pleasing, too, if he is at all Indebted
for his official position to the contribu
tions of the sugar trustees. The curious
idea has been expressed by a Senator
that the ofrense consisted not in violating
the statute, but in refusing to answer a
question propounded by a Senator. Erg(5,
-f Mr. Chappman is contrite enough, and is
penitent enough from a business stand
point to say that he is sorry, the Senators
will be satisfied, and the law and the
Supremo Court can do the best they can
under the peculiar circumstances.
Noliody knows, of course, Just how it is
all going to happen, but everybody believes
that Chapman will be pardoned and those
on the Inside must have known it for a
Senator Allen regrets that any influence
has been brought to bear on the Piesi
dent, and the other reason he assigns for
his refusal to be a party to such infl'ience
will be read with considerable interest. His
few remarks were notpersonal to any of
the defendants, but related wlely to the
principle involved and the result or the
pardon on cases not yet presented to a
VIVACIOUS CI1EHRY SISTEHS.
Quartet Will Be Hero Another "Week
in 3s"ew Specialties.
On account of the great interest dis
played during the past week in the work
of tho Cherry Sisters, who were the most
conspicuous attraction down at the Bijou,
Manager Whitesell has engaged this quar
tet of baffling specialists for next week,
and they will be seen during the per
formance of "The Confederate Spy," which
has been announced as the current bill.
So intense has been the interest aroii'-e.l
in these young ladles that all during the
past week crowds of people have vibited the
Bijou and howled at the utter absence of
up-to-duto versatility that stamps every
selection of the sisters.
Their, feature this week will be an en
tirely new one, and Manager TFhltesell
promises a revelation that will put iheir
work of last week to blush" as regards
originality and treatment.
Their feature has not a dull moment In
it and from first to last the audience is
kept in a convulsed state of merriment that
none but.these young ladles rroni the rar-off
precincts of Linn county, Iowa, can pro
duce. A Short Tobacco Crop.
Pueblo, Mcx., May 0. Reports from all
the tobacco raising districts in Mexico
enow that tho shortage of the tobacco
crop is much greater than was supposed
and in consequence the price has advanced
again. It is expected that leaf tobacco
will go still higher, as foreign orders arc
A being constantly received.
Which are you going to
i This or
ft 8 ..
TfFt'CjXZif. jitfi I " WfiJ
) Both are bargains. Neither rocltor can bo bought under ordinary circumstances
(gfo for lus than ilotih o theso special prices. You've no umo to looie. Y o naven i
igs many of thorn and there'll be a crowd of folks after them.
W YOU'VE GOT CIIEDIT ItEUE, I'OU KXOW,
(ffl HOUSE & HERRflANN, Liberal Furnishers, Cor. 7th and I Sts.
"MINNIE IS STILL WAITING"
A Prodigal Son Sriminoned Home
by a Loving Message.
After an Ahuence ot Six Your
Itlchnrd Yellott Will lteturn to
Parents mid Sweetheart.
St. Louis, May 0. Richard i'eliott, a
young man of wealthypareiitage, arrived
ut the "City Hospital yesterday Mck and
unfortunate, but jast iii time to leara tn-.it
the latchstrlng was still out for him athis
home in Maryland. Young Yellottlsa son
or Gcoige W. l'eilott, -treasurer of Ualti
more county, Md. The Yellott homestead
at Illdgu View Kami, JuatouUlde or Balti
more, N oneof the haud&omi'stlntlhs State
Six years ago the young man .vasa ra
miliar figure in Baltimore In the spring
of 1891 his engagement to a society irl
in thul city was announced. Before the
dale or the wedding was k-c young Yeihitt
quarreled with hisfnther and his allowance
wnsoutorr Inn fitof auger young Yellott
told some or his friends he was going Wost
to become a cowboy Those who knew the
youngswell laughed, tut he wasln earnest
Two days later he Marr-d West without
telling his parents or pis tlance good-by.
Hie rather made repeated enbrts to tind
him He traced him afar;Vest as Texas,
but as orten as lie tried to couimunicate
with hi son he would learn that he had
gone to oine other town. ''
On Wednesday a letter signed by fieorge
W. Yellott was received at the city hos
pital. Tlie letter said that the writer
had been informed that hla son, Richard,
had been ill in Texas aud.nad started for
St. JLouls. Ho a8ked',.jif the joung man
should apply for admission' to the hobpltal
that he be told that hjs father was
Willing to care for Jiim "at home and would
scud him money to pay for his trans
portation. There was a postscript which
read: "Tell him that Mlunle Is still
The letter was turned oyer to Marron
Glblwas. She thought no more of It, until
she looked at the registec.yesterday. The
name of Richard Yellouf was among the
arrivals. She hunted up.Yellott and hhowed
him the letter. The young man broke
down, and before the matron left his bed
fcide M:e had becureil his promihe to return
home. A telegram was sent at once to
Mr Yellott, who telegraphed money td
pay his son's fare home.
Richa rd Yellott is twenty-five years old.
He will leave for home as soon as the
doctors think it safe. He wns a cowboy
during his 6ix years' sojourn in Texas.
At. "Minnie is still waiting" It Is likely he
BULWARKING THE LEVEES
A New Embankment Will Be Con
structed if Necessary.
Ilenjuuiin Peter, a. Farmer, 311s--
taken by a Guard for a I-evee-
Cutter and Killed.
New Orleans, May 9. The city of Baton
Rouge took steps today to, render secure the
weak and broken levee at that town, which
has threatened all the country below with
A mass meeting of citizens, presided over
by the governor, was held, and a sub
scription taken up. The city council and
the police Jury of the parish also made
appropriations for the work and an en
tirely new levee will be constructed, if
necessary. This has been for some time
the most dangerous place on the lower river
The third levee killing is reported today
from Xew Texas, where Benjamin Peters,
a farmer, or that parish, was shot and
killed last night by a guard who mistook
him Tor a levee cutter.
In consequence or the break in the Angola
levee, all or that fine estate or over 6,000
acres, is under water. Men and animals
have been moved to places or safety. It
is announced that the overflow In the
Tensas basin lias not only destroyed the
fruit crop, but killed the fiuit-trces.
overflowed from the' crevasse water.
Many have already taken o'ut their cattle
in boats and all are irin destitute condi
tion from tlie interruption .to all business.
The fight against the high water is fitill
costing the city of Sew" ,. Orleans from
$5,000 to $7,000 per day 'in the pay of
levee guards and luborers.
THI3 MAIL HAG HKPA1R SHOP.
Lnbors of the Board Investigating
Its Affairs Nearly Goncluded.
The bpecial board of 'examiners investi
gating the administration of the musty,
dusty United States Milbag Repair Shop
has been meeting on Saturdays since its
appointment, which was announced some
time ago in The Times.' Its'labor is about
to be concluded. The board conslBt of Gen.
Etlgerton, "William G. Hasten, and J. B.
Forker, all of the Postal Department, and
appointed by Postmaster General Gary.
One of the principal objects of the com
mission is to determine whether economy
can best be subserved by having the work
done by contract or by the Government,
as at present. Formerly the contract sys
tem was employed.
Incidentally, the commission Is looking
into the personal conduct of some of the
employes, one of whom, it will be re
membered, Supt. Culliu,- watf dismissed
some time ago. Atthe time, it was stated
that there were others, aud these others, If
they exist, will possibly bo discovered by
There have been from time to time, al
legations, not only of this kind, of scandal,
but also of scaudals in the matter of mak
ing contracts, the sale of the old material,
the use of employes, and. Government ma-
I tcrial for the benefit of other employe
and himilar charges of illegal conduct
It is not likely that the report of the
commission will be made public, except
as to Us findings
IN THE HOTEL CORRIDORS.
Paid Mr. W. F Ed nonson.of St. Louis. at
Villard's, last evening:
A question which the postal congress,
now in session here should consider, is tlie
establishment of a parcel post, which will
bring the United States in touch at on
point with the other great nations of
"It is Impossible now to send a Chrlut
nias pref-ent to any European country, un
less It comes-under the head or printed
matter, at anything less than the mil
letter rate or rive cents for half an oune.
Great Britain, France ami Germany have
a geuoial parcels post, and the United
States should have had one long ago. It
lequlres only the action of the I'resldeut
to bring this about. More than onu Post
master General has recommended It; aud
the present postal congress, In which all
the nations of the world are joined in the
Postal Union, Is a fitting place to an
nounce that the United State-s has fallen
Col. .T. N. Bit.Ingcr Is the editor of the
St. Jos-eph, Mo., Herald, and Is using
his crrorth wih the present Adinlnli-traiion
with a view of letaining in office the
present postmaster of St. Jo-eph, Mr. F. M.
Atkinson. Last night, at the Regent Hoi el,
"The Hon. Webster Davis, of Kansas
City, who has I een nominated by Use
President to be Asslrtant Secretary of
the Interior is one of the most popular
and able men in our State. He is a grad
uate of Ann Artwir Law School, class of
'87; was then orator of his class, and has
a deserved reputation as an orator in the
East, as welt a the West. He is the ox
mayor of Kansas City, having been elected
by thf laigcst. majority ever given a Re
publican candidate His plurality was
8,000, out or 22,000 votes cast, and bad
a maturity over all or 3,000. He has
more Democratic friends than any Re
publican in the State, and was a candidate
Tor Republican nomination for governor
He came within a few voles ot secur
While the President had under con
sideration his nomination Tor the As
sistant Secretaryfchip, his most loyal Triend
has been the Hon. R. C. Kerens, or St.
Louis, and there Is no question that 'lis;
nomination will be confirmed by the Sen
ate, as neither of the Democratic Senators
from Missouri will oppose him.
A well-known naval officer, who desinsl
his name withheld, .peaking with a Times
man at the Ebbitt vestenlay, said:
"I think it very strange that we have
neard nothing during the Gmeco-Turkish
war, from 1'iince George, of Greece, and
his flotilla of torpedo boats, about twenty
five in number The prince is, or was,
the popular idol 'r his country, and it is
unaccountable to me that he has made no
effort to engage with the Turkish fleet,
which is notoriously inefficient and which
has been co-operating along the coast with
the land foiccsof the Turks.
"As rar as wc know, Prince George Is
still at Salamls, a Grecian naval depot, and
from present indications will probably re
main there. I cannot understand it."
Mr. Edmund Mervillattis a polished and
interesting Southern gentleman of the nld
school temporarily in Washington. Hesaid
last night at the Arlington:
"Befoie the war no young woman in the
South was considered to have received
tho last fine polish of cultivation unless
Flu had spent a few weeks during the sea
son in Now Orleans. This experience al
ways included an entertainment at tne
St Charles Hotel, which In Its earlier days
was so attractive that i t compelled Thack
er iy to speak of it with general admira
tion, while Lady Wortley praised most
highly the dignified architectural beauty
of its classic portico.
"Tills once famous house, however, fell
into a sad decline during the last decade of
Its existence, and New Orleans people
were not sorry when, in 1S9-1, it was de
stroyed by fire. Kor it was not adequate
for the needs of a city whose people are us
polite -and luxury-living as those of any
townln thecountry. ButNewOrleansnuw
has a hotel on the site of the historic St.
Charles that will rank wth the best In any
capital of Europe or In any American city
It is called the New St. Charles.
"To my mind,'' said Mr. James W. WjI
ton, a Wall street man from New York,
at the Arlington last night, "the export
of gold ar present is a sign of healthy con
dition rather than a sure indication .f
financial distress in this country, as in re
cent years. Teople seem to fear that when
gold leaves th? United States for Great
Britain of Europe we shall have a renewal
of the financial trouble experienced by us
In 1895 and 1806.
"Gold went abroad two or three years
ago because investors in Europe were
alarmed lest our Government would be un
able to redeem Its obligation in that metal
Everbody, therefore, who could get hold
of gold did so, and some of it was sent
to Europe and vast quantities of jt were
put away in safe deposit vaults and othar
"After the success of the Republican
party, which Indicated that gold payments
would not be suspended for four years,
nearly all this gold came from Its hiding
places In the New York clearing house
there was something like $60,000,000 of
It and in the Federal Treasury more than
"Present European conditions have made
it necessary for Austria to procure gold,
and Japan having determined to do busi
ness on a gold basis, there arose a demand
for gold, more easily met in the American
market than elsewhere. Therefore, some
of our gold has been again going to
Europe and more may go. But this time
it is because we can sell it or lend it
to Europe at a fair profit, and not because
Europe has been selling our securities or
is fearful that we are going on a silver
basis. In a little while, with the ex
portation of grain and provisions, which
Is sure to come this summer, all of this
gold 13 likely to bo returned tV us, and
flJJLDerli?fl joasa will come witn it"
Violent End of Captain Strong,
the Great Mountain Fighter.
SHOT FR03I AN A3IBUSCADE
Found With a Revolver in His Hand
and Seven Bullets in His Body.
Killed More Than -Twenty Men
iu FeudH Hunting for the Ai-
Lexington, Ky., May 9. Capt. William
Strong, the greatest mountain fighter In
Eastern Kentucky, died with his boots on
today, after successfully dodging Winches
ter bullets for twenty-five years. He bad
left his home, which is atiout ten miles
east of Jackson, to go to the house of a
neighbor, aud had been gone but a few
inmiilcs when his family was startled by
a fusilade of shots not more than half a
mile away. . Members of the ramily ran
toward the point whence the soundb came
and round Capt. Strong dead on the road
side, bevi-n bullets haviug penetrated his
body. He was lying on his back with his
eyes wideopenand his revolver clutched in
his right hand. The weapon had barely
been drawn rrom Ills pocket when a
bullet broke the arm. Not a shot had
been rj red rrom the revolver.
Investigation showed that a "blind" had
been constructed on a point Immediately
above the road, commanding a full view of
the thoroughfare for a distance or several
hundred yards. Scraps or bread and meat
were found behind the "blind," and other
signs which showed that seven or eight
men had been "laying out," as the moun
taineers call It, for Capt. Strong. His
relatives In Jackson City were quh-kly
notified of the tragedy and this afternoon
a large posse began searching for the
assassins. They declare that they will
suing up the men who murdered Capt.
Strong or shoot them down if they try to
escape. The posse is headed nytne ueau
man's nephew, Lieut. Ed. Marcuni, wh
served with Captain Strong through
the four years the captain fought
for the Union. Lieut. Marcum says he
thinks he knows who murdered his uncle
and he intends to run them to earth.
In n Interview tonight hesaid-
"A braver man than Uncle Bill Str.ng
never lived. He was iu earnest when he
made friends with Ed Calahan in Jack
son two weeks ago, and he thought he
would live oat the remainder of his days
Capt. Strong was credited with having
killed more than a sccore or men during
the feuds in which he has participated for
more than a quarter of a century. He
never admitted having killed any of his
enemies, but on one occasion he told the
story of the death of several of the Amos
faction who weie trying to assassinate
him at his home. He said:
"I looked out at some little holes I had
made In my house and I saw a number
of men with guns."
"Did you kill any of them?"
"Well, they did nor all get away."
Further than this he would say nothing.
On one occasion a citizen of Breathitt
county was sentenced to two years in
the penitentiary for killing a man He
met Capt. Strong a few minutes after
sentence had been passed and asked: "How
Is it, Capt. Strong, that when I kill one
man they send me to the penitentiary,
and when you kill twenty men you are
net even Indicted?"
The captain replied: "I was right when
I killed my men, and you were wrong."
These are the only admissions he is
known to have made that he had killed
a man Capt. Strong was one of the
wealthiest and most enterprising citizens
of Breathitt county. He owned two large
farms and a half-interest in a 40C-acre
G. A. It. MEMORIAL SERVICE.
Sermon of Rev. Parker Before Kit
Kit Carson Post, Department of the
Potomac, G. A.R., held its annual memorial
service at the Church of the Reformation
last night. In the absence of the pastor,
Rev. W. A. Parsons, Rev. Dr. Parker, of
Gettysburg, Pa., conducted the service
aud preached the memorial sermon.
Rev. Dr. Parker dwelt on the respect
which men ought to pay to all other men
as creatures who were formed in the
image of God. Man stood alone as the
chosen of God. God created man and
breathed into his nostrils the breath of
life. An impassable line divided man from
the brute. There were no soaring ambi
tions, no subtleties of conscience in tho
brute domain. Man had a soul and a
single soul was more wonderful than all
else in nature.
The mind of, man wandered among the
stars and measured space. yWhat would
the universe be," said Dr. Parker, "with-"
out the mind of man to contemplate it?"
Government was recognized by God and
the magistrates governors of the gov
ernedwere entitled to respect. He
deuounced the license of the press which
abused public officers. The liberty of the
press was carried so far, he said, that In
many Instances sensitive, noble men were
afiald to present themselves for public
office, and in this way coarse, selfish and
unscrupulous men climbed Into powir.
He advised sympathy for social outcasts
and fair play to all men.
The pulpit was draped in Union colors and
a large G A. R. badgewassuspendedat-ove
the pulpit. Appropriate music was ren
dered by the choir.
YOUXG SHEPARDSON'S DEATH.
His Parents Arrived In Tiine to
rrinceton, N. J.. May 9. Rowland Shep
ardson, the Princeton University student,
who accidentally shot himself yesterday
afternoon while returning from a fishing
trip, died at the college infirmary at 1
Eugene Shepardson, the young man's
father, accompanied by Mrs. Shepardson,
arrived from Richmond about noon.
Last night an operation occupying two
hours was performed upon young Shepard
son, and later he seemed to rally, but to
ward 6 o'clock this morning his condi
tion was such that hope of recovery was
abandoned by his physician. The un
fortunate boy was only eighteen years of
age, and came to Princeton from St. Paul's
SESSUMS REPLY TO CRITICS.
He Denies That Ho Rejects the
Divinity of Christ.
New Orleans, May 9. Bishop Sessums.
ot the- Episcopal church, preached today
In St. Paul's Church, whose pastor re
cently arraigned htm before the diocesan
council for erroneous doctrines. It was
expected that the bishop would reply to
the charges of the Presbyterian, Metbo
dist, Baptist and Luthoran clergy, that
he was heterodox, and talking an entirely
new religion. The bishop, however, did
not directly answer the charges, but his
sermon, which was an enunciation ot his
religious views, was understood to be a
reply to the charges ot heterodoxy made
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The rest or the sermon reiterated tho
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by the other Protestant M-ctt to mean.
Pantheism, the denial or a personal God,
and the substitution or nature or the
universe in his place, and unlversalim. or
the ultimate pardoning or all sinners after
some sort of purgatory or probation alter
A Tubllc Xnlsiincc. ;
To the Editor of The Times: - " '
Will you not Join nieln a crusade against
the vile and dangerous habit or splttingln
the corridors of public buildings. I notlco
in The Times or this morning the Commis
sioners have ruled that the spitters must
not use the street cars or any public build
mg over which they have control for spit
toons. The department of which I am art
employe needs to have such a rule applied
to it, for the corridors arc- disgusting from
the efrects or the gentleman (?) who usd
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