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tfHE MOENISTG- TIMES, MONDAY, MAY 24, 1897.
MR. H'KIEY ID CUBA
His Finesse Viewed by the In
surgent State Department.
SPAIN HAS THE WUIP HAND
Inside Information ns to the Presi
dent's Temporizing With Sir. Do
Lome The Iusular Ilenuullu n
n Xew Factor The QuceiiV. I)inl.
niatie Vfce of Cuban Heroism.
A good deal of speculation lias been in
dulged In as to the precipe ijature or the
negotiations .ending between this Admin
istration and Srain for the settlement of
the Cubau question. The burden or nwt
or the conjectures reits on the suggestion
which unwittingly escaped Senator Hour
in debate that it was not impossible that
"Sir. .McKlnley might be tring to negotiate
on the basis or the correspondence between
Mr. Olney and Scnor Dupuy de Lome. It
was pointed out by the opposition that the
ultimatum of absolute submission by the
iebels was what Spain meant, speaking
through Mr. de Lome four months ago, and
that all the circumstances pointed to Spain
istlll maintaining that position.
Information was obtained last evening
from a very trustworthy authority, that,
wlille there is truth in the reopening of
negotiations between Spain and this
country, they are of a totally different
chaiactcr from those so far published. The
story is that Mr. McKlnley.m order to re
lieve himself or much of the odium tbat
l.as attacked ids Administration already,
lias fallen back on the policy of so dis
tinguished a predecessor as Gen. Grant.
This idea, he assumed, would be popular
from Grant's name rather than of Its
equity viewed in the light of the present
rebellion and its great success.
Grant's proposition to Spain, it will be
recalled, was for the payment of about
one million dollars, and this proposition
was mads at a time when the ten years'
" war had reached only its first mile stone
Since then the war debt was multiplied
nine times, and to the old war debt Is
to be added the Immense debt of the cur
Mr. McKlnley, it is believed, was em
boldened to make the proposition on a
money basis, for the reason that his be
lief, shared in by most Americans at
present, is that if the war is continued
Cubau Independence will be achieved, and
the Madrid government will be minus even
the. formerly suggested million dollars.
Mr. de Loiue.it was said on good author
ity, had not replied to this proportion, and
for a very peculiar reason.
It was stated that the Cuban Republic
does not propose, with its government es
tablished and three-fourths of the island
in its control, to be treated as a chattel,
or a shuttlecock, for the two nations now
asnuming to settle its destinies. The Re
public must be consulted in these negotia
tions, and, so far, there does not appear
to be any disposition to take any agent
of the Republic into the confidence of the
negotiators. They say that the Republic
is entitled aheady to an agent here. The
Republic now looks upon Spain, not as
bubduing a rebellion, but 3h .trying to re
conquer territory, three-fourths of the
island, atwilutcly in possession of a for
eign power, to wit, the Cuban Republic
Spain knows the position of the state
department of the republic, and it is in
no hurry to interpose objections to a set
tlement, which even the republic would re
gard as unjust and chimerical. The repub
lic, forlnstance, would regard as unjust any
proposition to assume any indebtedness
greater in the first instance than a pro
portional share or the debt, not ot the past
war, but of the present xvar. The propor
tionate share, It was stated, should be on
the ratio of the population of Spain to
Cuba, or as about $10 for Spain to one for
Cuba. There arc, however, equities to be
considered to reduce vastly this propor
tion. Cuba has already contributed mil
lions of. dollars to the expenses or the pres
ent war. It has paid the expenses, prac
tically, of the Spanish legation in this city
and other Spanish representations else
where, and in fine the iMand has already
paid ten times the taxes that any other part
of the Spanish empire would have been
obliged to pay.
The republic, it was gathered from this
source of InTormation, will stand squarely
across the path of any negotiations which
will involve It In any of the tremendous
sums, running up into tiro hundreds of
millions, given in speculative bases of
agreement In the interest of money mak
ers out of the misfortunes of the island.
Spain lclievcs that the pressure behind
Mr. McKlnley is in the interest of those
who would make the basis of agreement
as large as possible, and that so long as
his Administration is governed by such
moneyed interests, he will not make propo
sitions which will be agreeable to the re
public. It is hinted that the war has gone
b0 far and Is 'so rapidly approaching a.
termination by force ot arms, that Spain
will lie content in the pnd to accept in
demnity for her public buildings alone,
without the "good offices" of any great
and good friend.
While the plan of ilr. McKlnley, as it
is understood now, is modeled after tbat
of Grant, and which Mr. SIcklc3 failed
to negotiate, the sum of 'Sl.000,000 is
not specified. On the contrary, it Is
believed that the sum is such a propor
tion of the old and present war debt,
as is utterly impossible of consideration
by the Cuban government.
The suggestion of a settlement on the
basis of proportionate popubition is not
one without precedent. It was the agree
ment between Portugal and Brazil and
Mexico and Spain herself. Brazil being
the larger of the components or the Portu
gal dominions paid the greater share,
and on the basis of relative population.
The South also did not pay the whole
of the civil war debt.
From the foregoing statement of the case
Itappcars thatSpainls considerably ahead
in the diplomatic spectacular gallery.
First, because of the fact that the re
public will not consent to the imposition
of the burdenof debt, which Mr McKlnley's
friends would regard as "equitable."
Second, lcauso she can regard as an
Impertinence, or at least as a folly, the
will gfive you long wear and
muck fresh grass.
25 feet good quality, with
couplings and pat- j in
ent nozzle pL4U
Of course we have other
grades, aud will cut 20 ft.,
25 ft or 30 ft of either.
616 12th St 1204 G St.
attempt to reopen negotiations on a basis
already rejected, aud which fact accounts
for her failure to reply, and on which
safely-withheld reply the Senate and the
whole country has been waiting.
Third, because Spain believes that the
House, or rather Mr Reed, wljl not permit
a resolution to go through until Mr. Mc
Klnley cau get the republic to agree to a
nint disagreeable projrosltfon x
Fourth, because if Spain should agree
with the United States money and
bond speculators on a sum anything like
what has been unofficially but tentatively
stated as the "price" of Cuban Inde
pendence, and it were refused, as It un
doubtedly wpuld be, the only way to en
force it would be the armed Intervention
of the United States against the Cuban
republic, and this the people of the United
States would not permit without a revo
lution. In all of this Spain holds the whip hand
and will continue to do so until the republic
Is recognised. Then its agent or agents
can ticat on equal terms with the United
States and Spain. In case of a disagree
ment on equitable grounds, shown to be
chargeable to Spain, the United States
can interfere in the manner indicated in
Ihe Mills resolution with jury, ships and
BATHED FOR SIXTY HOURS
Novel Medical Treatment for an
isajM 3.. .
Louis, .jMeeRe, Suffering From Gan
greue,'"Ents, Sleeps und Drinks
j'u Four Feet of Wuter.
New York.Mny 23. Thcsurgeonsof Belle
vue Hospital are watching with intense in
terest the results of a treatment now be
ing tried upon Louis Mcckc. lie is being
treated ror atrophy by what might be
called, not Improperly, external irrigaUon
For two and a half days the man lies In a
tub containing four feet of water, aud his
condition has. so much improved that Dr
Dow, who is makiug this novel experiment,
is greatly encouraged.
Never before, so far as the physicians of
Bellevue Hospital are aware, has any such
treatment been attempted Meeks is fifty
clght years old and has always led a sober
und industrious life. He lived until the
first of this month at No. 136 Allen street.
A few months before that he was taken
ill. and it was the opinion of the physician
who attended him that he was surrerlng
As lie rapidly grew worse it was decided
to take him to Gouverneur Hospital. After
he had been there two weeks and show
ing no signs of Improvement, It was de
termined to remove him to Bellevue Hos
pital for inoro careful observation and
treatment. He reached that institution
on May 7 and was consigned to Ward 20,
in charge of Dr. Dow. There it was seen
that atrophy was setting In.
The entire medical iorce of the hospital
gave the case their attention, while sev
eral eminent physicians were called In to
view the case. Despite the application of
all known remedies and the rc-tiial of aU
former expeiiments, the atrophy did not
abate, nnd-to make matters worse, the man
seemed to suffer from a nervous disease.
Dr. Dow finally decided in his own mind
that an uninterrupted submersion of the
wanting unnourished body in water might
bring about beneficial results, if not an
absolute cure. He consulted the other phy
sicians of the hospital, and while they did
not all agree with him, yet they decided
that the man would die unless something
One of the largest bathtubs in the insti
tution waft xrepared for the patient. It is
an especially deep tub, and it was lined
with rubber cushions Into It was turned
four feet of water heated to GO degrees.
When, on Thursday morning, Mecke was
taken to the bath he was very weak, his
wounds were execs-ively painful, nnd he
had a high fever He was placed in the
tubgV; the heated water was kept con
stantly running. At noon of that day the
temperature was increased to 00 degrees,
and at night it was reduced to 04 degrees
On the first day he was fed milk and
crackers, and from that time up to the
picsent that diet has not been changed,
nor has the temperature of the water.
Up to last night he had been in the water
exactly sixty-two hours, and his improve
ment bad been most marked. The fever
had subsided to a considerable extent and
his wounds gave him less pain. He sleeps
in his liquid bed much more soundly than
at any tmie since he was taken ill, and
seems to relish his food and drink more.
Until the submersion plan was adopted ho
scarcely ate at all.
Mecke is attended by Nurses Sheridan
nnd Yule, and last evening was able to talk
to them with a cheerfulness that was pre
viously quite foreign to his nature.
The medical board ot the hospital will
probably meet today to discuss the case,
and if it should prove successful It will
be named in honor of Dr. Dow. Theindl
cations are that Mecke will recover. How
long he will be kept in the bath Dr. Dow
and his advisers have not decided.
ST. AXDHEW BROTHERHOOD.
The- Annual Convention Brought to
a Close Last Night.
New York, May 23. The annual conven
tion of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, at
wldcb nearly 100 chapters were represent
ed by over 400 delegates, was brought to
a close tonight in Brooklyn.
In response to many inquiries as to bi
cycle riding on Sunday, General Secre
tary Wood gave this official reply:
"It is decidedly wrong for a man to ilde
during the hours of woiship, as lie might
have gone- to- church if he had not gone
off on iris wheel. As for the other hours
of the Sabbath ever man must decide for
himself-:" - -
On thequestion of total abstinence from
intoxicating bovcrages, Mr. Wood said:
"As to total abstinence, each man must de
cide for himself."
Kismet Council's Trip hy Night.
Kismot Council of the Royal Arcanum,
gave its postponed excursion to River
View Saturday night and over 1,200, of
the Washington and Alexandria Arcanum
ites and their friends visited the View
as the guests of Kismet Council. If bright
faces and merry laughter Is any,blgn
that a crowd is having a good time, then
the Arcauumites must have had onp. The
chute, flying horses, bowling alleys, etc ,'
were kept going, and it was with regret
that the strains of ,4Home, Sweet Home,"
by the orchestra, was heard. -The trip
homeward on the Pentz was made quickly
and shortly after 11 o'clock all were landed
Steamer Arcadia Floated.
St John's, May 23. The steamer Ar
cadia was successfully floated today by
the combined efforts of five wrecking tugs
and the three British warships, Cordelia,
Pelican ana .uuzzara.
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IQnOROf S lASH ACT
Attempts to End Her Life With
Laudanum and Sweet" OiL
FOR A ' BLONDE MUSTACHE
Found Drooping in the Street by
Two Voting Men, "Who Ileseued
Her None Too Soon Taken to the
Emergency Hospital, UesiihCltates
nml Tells Her Woes to the 'Due tors.
It was fortunatefor little Miss Ida Jordan
that she chose to end her life upon the
public streets, otherwise she might have
succeeded in the attempt, and obviated
the trouble of trying it again, as she say
she will do if she recovers
Ida is veiy ill, however, and if she gets
well it will not be because her effort to
do away with herself maslnot desperate
Mi S3 Ida is but a child, -not yetsevjn
teen yeais of age, butaheis pretty and has
love affairs, and that Is the cause of her
swallowing two ounces or laudanum
It was shortly arter 0 o'clock last night
when two young men, Mr. J. J. Smith aud
Mr. Clarence O. Maddox, passing along F
street, saw a pretty young girl sitting
on the stone steps In front of Hugo's
lunchrooms. Her head was bowed aud
she was reclining In the arms or a friendly
lady, who had observed the girl's distress
and bought to aid her.
The young men offered their assistance,
nnd one of them saw two bottles sitting
on the btep beside the girl. They were
lxth cumbersome yeast powder bottles,
and one bore a label marked laudanum ami
the other sweet oil, which had been pur
chased at Prentiss' drug store, at New
York avenue and Ninth street.
The two young men took in the situation
at once, and licking up the helpless girl,
carried her Into Evans' drug store. A
telephone call was at once sent for the
Emergency ambulance, and the would-be
suicide was removed to the hospital.
It was none too soon, for the young
woman was already under the effects ot
the stioug narcotic, and it was only the
prompt action or Dr. Turner and Dr. Bohr
in applying antidotes and the stomach
pump that saved Ida's lire.
When bho had surflclently recovered to
converse sJic told the story of her love
affairs, timid and with hesitation at first,
and then with a flow of tears, which made
everybodj sympathize with her. At first
she said there was no man lnthc case, and
then it developed there were two.
Ida is the daughter of Harry Jordan, a
carpenter, living at No. 77 Myrtle street
northcaot. Her mother is dead, but her
stepmother is good to her, and It was
not because of her that the girl wished to
die. She has a gentleman friend, bo she
says, a nice young man. too, with a small
blonde mustache. He loves Ida, and Ida
loves him, the same as one Rosa O'Orady
famous in song. Ills name Mhe does
not care to tell, because that is nobody's
Unfortunately for Miss Ida, and cruelly,
too, she tnlnks her papa objects to her
keeping company with this young man,
and is said to have frequenUy reprimanded
He is said to have chosen an old man to
be her lover, and many are the bitter tears
Ida has shed because or this. She says she
would prefer to be a young mau's slave
than an old man's darling. The neighbors,
too, all know of the girl's love and her
father's desire, and as Ida is regarded as
being far more beautiful than the average
maiden of seventeen summers, she is also
icgarded as the belle of that vicinity.
Yesterday afternoon the young man with
the blonde mustache called. It is not
known whethertberewas then any parental
interference. Ida was blithe and gay
all day Sunday, and dressed up in her best
und started out about "7:30 last night.
She looked exquisitely sweet as she
tripped along down the street, and the
neighbors so remarked. Her parents
thought she was going to visit her grand
mother. They had not the slightest inti
mation that she intended to commit suicide.
The next heard of her was when Mr. Smith
and Mr. Maddox found her at Tenth and
r streets, and when she. but for their
opportune arrival on the scene, would have
been past recovery In a short time
She was sent to a ward, and late last
night was reported as doing well.
SUNDAY AT RIVER VIEW.
Members of Columbia Tarn-Vereln
l-:njoy a Splendid Outing.
The Columbia Turn-Verdn excursion to
River View today brought out a large
throng ot the pleasure-loving German
Americans ot Washington, and on every
trip the steamer Pentz was well crowded.
The day was a delightful one for an ex
cureion, the sun's rays being Hot enough to
make the rapid motion of the steamer
through the water very pleasant.
Aa usual, on these excursions of the Turn
Vercin, the day was given up to athletic
sports, and the efforts of ttic young folks
in contests of skill and strength of all
kinds, were liberally applauded by the
throng numbering nearly 2,000 persons.
The chute and other attractions on the
View gronnds afforded much amusement to
the excursionists, and the usual Sunday
concert by the River View Band and or
chestra was also greatly enjoyed. To
bring the large crowd home, four trips of
the Pentz were necessary, though nearly
everyone remained until the 7:30 and 0:30
p. m. trips.
The excursion was a grand success, and
much credit is due Mr. August Neeble
and his associates on tho committee In
On Sunday next the Germanla Pleasure
Club will have its annual ouUng at the
View, and will carry down a large crowd.
Drowned ut the Bathing Beach.
William Sutherland, a colored man, twenty-one
years of age, employed as a cook
at No. 3114 R street northwest, was
drowned at the bathing -bench about 12
o'clock yesterday. Ho. was in swim
ming, and, it is supposed, while out in
deep water, was seized with a cramp and
went to the bottom before help could reach
him. His body was recovered several
hours later and taken to the New Jersey
nvohne morgue and Coroner Hammett noti
fied. .Later the body was removed to
Wlnslow's undertaking establishment
Odd Fellow?,' Lodge at Hyattsville.
The Odd Fellows ot Hyattsville held a
meeting in the office of Judge Carr last
Saturday evening for the purpose of or
ganizing a local lodge of Odd Fellows.
Tho lodge was organized by the election
of the following officers: C. n. Long, noble
grand master; Mr. Bailey, vice grand
master; A. Carr, recording secretary; George
J). Fisher, financial secretary; Mr. Gasch,
treasurer; Mr. Shuttle,, warden. The new
lodge will meet on Thursdays, and a peti
tion to the grand lodge for a charter was
signed by those present.
Bicycle Lamp "Wants an Owner.
Detective Lacy recovered a handsome
sliver-mounted tandem bicycle lamp from
a small colored boy Saturday and is hold
ing it at police headquarters for identi
fication. The lad told the officer that
be found it In the street It is valued at
ALLEGED SPLIT IN THE CABINET.
Report of Serious Differences on
the Cuban Question.
A New York paper's Washington corre
spondent alleges that a serious spilt in
President McKlnley's Cabinet maybe the
cutcime of his policy regarding Cuba. The
I'ruMdent contemplates taking very 'de
cided action to ftottletli waron that island.
Opposed to such a policy are Secretaries
Long, Bliss, Gage-and Alger.
Mr. Gage Is tho most vehement in ad
vising the President to avoid all jiossl
pility of a rupture with Spain. His reason
Is lit order to carry on a war the Govern
ment would have-to sell bonds at the very
Consent to do this must be obtained from
Congress, and, wlple that conseut would
be promptly,! givn, the kind of bonds
desired bj the Administration might not
be authorized In other words, Mr. Gage,
while he will, not, say so, fears if a war
breaks out wjth,Spain the country will
be forced to n silycr basis.
The sliver jpurty Is strong enough in
the Senate tCj.merent tin issue of bonds,
and it is fcelicyed Jjliat the sliver Senators
will do so, and insist upon the issuance or
silver bonds even in the grave emergency
The argumeutSjPf Secretary Gage and
several other pf the Secretaries in the Cab
inet nifctlngs against action in favor of
tho Cubaus .jMiat,. might lead to trouble
with Spain aro paid to have been based
on the dangerqus. financial situation that
would thus confront the President.
It is even said that Mr. Gage will not
consent to remain as Secretary of the
Treasury on this account if the friendly
relations of the two countries are broken
The possibility of the resignations of
Secretaries Long and Blis3 for the same
reason Is also entertained. Gen Alger
it is thought will not icel obliged to
glvo up his portfolio.
MISS DISS DF-BAR'S VICTIM.
The Quiet Rotrent of the Onc-Tlme
Partner of Daniel Webster.
Middletown, N. Y., May 23 Luther R.
Marsh, the former law partner ot Daniel
Webster, and the man who was most in
terested in the purchase, of nnd the laying
out of Central Park In New York city, Is
now resting comrortably in a house al
tered nnd arranged to suit his own .con
venience and his own ideas of the place
In which a retired gentleman of means
and In close touch with the patand future
of spiritlnnd, should pass his declining
His familiar figure is seen upon the
streets of this city at occasional inter
vals, but he prefers to spend the most of
his time in a library en the second lloor
of his house here, where the sun sends its
earliest and latest rays. He is sixty-four
years ol nge, "Just the agr irenry Ward
Becr-hcr would have Leen,' had he lived
The house in which Mr Marafc resides Is
situated upon one or the prettiest shaded
streets In this healthy valley city It was
originally a small two-story rrame dwell
ing houne, which would not attract a sec
ond glance, but when Mr. Marsh made
the acquaintance or Mrs. John J. Huyler.
a trance medium, who owned it, .and came
here to make his home a few years ago, ho
soon began to remodel and beautify it
Today it is one of tho neatest houses In
that part of the city, and from two stories
it has crept up to three. In the rear ot the
second floor Is Mr. Marsh's library Here
Is one of the greatest collections of works
to be found anywhere. The walls are
literally covered with pictures, likenesses
of himself, life size, being In prominent
places. Chief among these la one showing
the old gentleman's pleasant smile, while
perched contentedly on his shoulders IsMr.
nuyler's petdog Gyn.
On the third, pooris the gallery of
"spook" pictures. .Here an arrangement
of the Hght,,servos to show the works to
the bet advantage, and here it is that
Mr. Marsh passes .much of hts time, ne
sank down, ,ln the- cushions of a etteo
today, and, pointing to the likenesses of
Plato, Socrates, and-dozens of other equally
wcll-kno'WBi chaxoctprs ot ancient history,
"Every oe, ot there was painted by Diss
Dc-bar in myprcsence. It wasdonethrouch
her magnetism and my own. Mr. Huyler
does not of , this work. All are by Diss
De-bar svcnty-f I ve, of them. She could
not potlbly have painted all of these
physically inr year without my aid. Here
Is one of fjwedenhorg.
"You notice that Lt faces me rcre on the
extreme right and the eyes look traight
in mine, and now as I go over here to the
extreme left the body and eyes chance and
still face me. They follow me as I ras3.
That cannot be explained. I bad a New
York artist walking up and down here the
other day for fifteen minutes, and he could
not explain it'
Mrs. Huyler cannot do this work, nor can
she fill pads with writings from the spirit
lands while Mr. Marsh holds the pads
closed, as Diss De-bar did. She Mmply goes
into trances, and he communes with those
spirits who have passed away He ad
mires the woman greatly and never falls
to praise her to his callers. The woman's
husband is vory particular to watch the
callers, however, and, while he always
seeks pardon most abjectly for Intrud
ing, he nevertheless remains In bearing.
Mr. Marsh is In the full enjoyment of all
of his physical senses He is happy and
contented, and lives In a sphere In wtlch
ho is sensitive to. keen enjoyment To
the citi7ens he Is always the pleasant
gentleman, quick with repartpe, and to
them he Is to be honored and pitied,
rather tban scoffed at and ridiculed.
FOUND IN A CORKED BOTTLE.
Note Signed by James H. Srledler
Bidding the World "Good-by."
Not long ago an alleged humorist placed
a farewell message in a bottle and left
it upon the bathing beach. It was
investigated and, of course, found to be
Since then several other similar messages
have been found.
Yesterday a small colored boy fishing
on the river front found a tightly corked
phial with a paper Inside. .He turned it
over to Policeman Uendlcy. It was un
corked at No. " 4 station and read as
"Good-by forever. This world is a
cruel Jest, dreary and desolate. Pleasenotify
ray residence at No. SlG Front btreet,
Baltimore, Md Wlien this is picked up,
at that time, all mortal of mo will have
washed away and all cares left behind.
"JAMES II. SRTEDLER."
This mournful epistle was written on an
A. P. A. blank. The authoi of the Jest
did not succeed in fooling the police, as
rio regard has been taken of the matter.
Young Boy Breaks nis Leg.
Harry Patchy a young white boy, visited
River Yieur yesterday, and while riding a
horse there slipped from the animal's back
and fell in such a way-aa to break his leg.
He was carried into one of the buildings
on the ground and made as comfortable as
possible while tho bone was set. The
steamer Wakefield was then signalled and
the injured boy was brought to this city
and taken to his home, No. 1213 Twenty-
ninth street northwest
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SWQHD AND ALTAR ALLIED
Union Veteran Legion Hold Me
THE ROLL OF HONOR READ
Story of the Citizen Soldier of Amer
ica Men Who Fought Kneh Other
on tho Field at Gettysburg Nod
Personal Enemies Content Wa
on Account of Conf.ictlng Theories.
Tho Union Veteran Legion held memo
rial services in honor of dead comrades at
the Metropolitan M. E. Church at S o'clock
The surviving members of the legion oc
cupied seats near the front or the church,
while the remaining pews and the galleries
were fllleJ with a large assemblage of per
sons. The church was hung with the national
colors, and the altar was decorated with
flags and bunting. The pulpit was draped
with a large American flag and stands ar
ranged on both sides of the platform upon
which were large floral designs of lilies and
roses. The back part of the platform was
adorned with large palnib and Terns, in
the bcckgiotiud, on an elevated plane, were
four vacant chairs draped In black, In
honor of the deceased comrades of the
legion, during the past ycarnnd on the
left were tablets in memory of Grant aud
Gen Cyrus Busscy was the presiding
officer of the day, and occupied a scat In
the center Others on the platform were
Rev. Dr L. T. Towusend, or Boston; Rev
Dr. Hugh Johnston, Col. Byron W. Bon
ney, Lieut. Col. Isaac B. Thatcher, Major
John F. Stewart, Adjutant Orville D
Thatcher, Rev Ira Brashears, chaplain,
and Peter Hayes, officer of the day.
The services were opened by an anthem
by the choir Gen. Cyrus Bussey followed
with a few appropriate remarks, stating
the object of the assembly. He said the
object or the order are, rirst the cultiva
tion or tnie devotion to American govern
ment and institutions; .second, the moral,
boclal aud intellectual Improvement or Its
members and their relief and the relief
of their widows and orphans In sickness
and distress; third, the preservation of
friendly relations among those who fought
for the safety ot the American Union: and,
fourth, by the personal example and Influ
ence of its members, to perpetuate the
three great principles or fraternity, char
ity and patriotism, and to piomote the In
terests of humanity
The opining ceremony was conducted
by Col. Byron W. Bonney, and consisted
ot a reading of the ritual, which was fol
lowed by a fervent prayer by the chap
lain, Rer Ira Brashears.
The roll or honor was read by the ad
jutant, Orville D. Thatcher, and was re
sponded to by the mulfled sound of drums.
MaJ. John F. Stewart, then crowned
the three vacant chairs with wreaths ot
laurel in honor of the deceabed comrade
William B. Pratt, William C Can oil and
David G. Purmnn. He also laid a wreath
of laurel uiou a fourth vacant chair in
honor of the patriotic women of the war
Tho address of the evening was de
livered by Rev. Dr. L. T. Townsend, of
Boston. He told the "Story of the Citi
zen Soldier of America," and said in
part: "We are not assembled heru to
show veneration to the wanlora of an
tiquity, nor to ecclesiastical patriarchs,
nor to the Pharaohs, the Caesar, nor to
a Napoleon. We are here to do honor to
the citizen soldier of Amerioa. Our free
institutions aie the result of a well iega
latcd and masculine spliit, and ia a re
sult of the labors of men used to military
warfare. And as we look back we can
hardly realize that Just thirty years ago
tonight was the evening befoie the death
of Col. Ellsworth. Forty yeais ago the
South was playing Its part with consum
mate skill, in cultivating the military
spirit; the North was engrossed more with
the cares of business, and was hugging
the silly Idea that the era of warfare was
at an end.
"We men that met in conflict at Gettys
burg were not personal enemies, but were
contending as a result ot conflicting princi
ples; and each was conscientious In the
beliefs and theories. It was a conflict of
experience and skill against equal ex
perience and skill. Each man fought as
though the destinies of the hour were
hanging on his sword's point. Victory
came quicker than any one expected. God
had ordained it Tiien came peace and
that peace ia one ot the greatest marvels
the world has ever seen."
He eald that It was fitting that the
veterans had "assembled in the church,
to honor the departed dead; a fitting
union of the church and the military car
rying us back to the ancient days when tne
sword and the altar were firm and peai-e-ful
Rev. Dr. Hugh Johnston, then delivered
a brief address. He said it was an honor
to assemble here tonight In honor of the
deceased veterans, where Grant and Logan
attended church, and that be was glad
to extend to them bi3 appreciation of the
noble brotherhood honored as good soldiers
of their nation, and who have lived to see
the triumph of the principles they de
fended for the union of States, hearts and
The benediction was offered by the chap
lain, and was followed by the taps sounded
by the bugler. During the evening the
choir sang the .following: "The Vacant
Chair," and "Tenting Tonight on the Old
Camp Ground," aud the congregation fcang
"My Country, 'Tis of Thee."
The Circus Saved tho Fnper.
When the advertising agent ot one of the
greatest shows on earth for in the circus
business "greatest" Is not a superlative
terra atall visited a small town la Kansas
last summer hecalled upon the edl tor of the
iocalnaper and inquired the costof a double
column display advertisement in the next
two Issues ' J
"Two hundred and eighty dollars," was
the reply, without a second's hesitation.
"Great Scottl Are you crazy?" cried the
agent. "What would you charge us for a
"Two hundred and eighty just the
-But howdo you figure lt?" expostulated
the circus man. "Haven't you any settled
rate for space advertising?"
"Sec here, mister," earnestly remarked
the editor, "I don't pay any attention to
space in this deal, but I do knowjustwhat
an "advertisement In this paper will cost
you. You may have a column, or a page,
or the whole blamed paper, just as you
like. There's a mortgage for $280 on this
shop, and your circus has got to help me
out wlthit If ltdoesn't.I'm agoncr, that's
all. You maymovcrightinhere and run ttvi
whole shooting match for a coupleot weeks
to suit yourself, but you've got to ante
up $280 before next Saturday night Nowr
then are you a friendly Indian, or are you
All th.e "dates" and extra posters used
last season by that show throughout the
West were printed in a little one-horse
newspaper office In Kansas. The paper is
&U11 Issued regularly and its editor shows
every evidence that he is at peace with all
tho world, and is prospering. Chicago
and you'll be sure of a good
choice out of the $10 and $12
men's suits for $6.50.
We've given you many a
big bargain but these will
equal the biggest.
All are pure wool prop
erly made garments fresh
from our own factory and
all the season's most fash
ionable styles are repre
sented. EISEMAN BROS.
Corner 7th and E Sts N. W.
No lirnucli Store la Washington.
JOHfl GARGES' FATAL DRINK
Mistakes Cyanide of .Potash for
Water and Takes, a Swallow.
DEATH ALMOST INSTANTLY
Detectrd u Queer Tuste After BriiiU
iutr the Poison und Told Two
Friends of the Clreuumtunee, Who
Thought He Was Joking Xo An
tidote Could Have Saved Him.
John Garges, a young man, twenty-six
years of age, of No. 706 Park place,
entered the Jewelry store of bis friend,
Harry B. Koch, at Third street and Penn
sylvania avenue southeast, yesterday morn
ing, to get a drink of water. An old jelly
glass, containing cyanide of potash, stood
beside the spigot. By mistake the youug
man raised the glass to Ins lips, look a
sip of its deadly 001011003 contents, aud
In ten minutes he was dead There was
no antidote known to medical science
which could have been administered to
him and have saved his life, though the
fact that he bad accidentally drank tho
poison was known at once.
Mr Koch had Jost entered his store about
1 1 o'clock yesterday morning, In company
with Mr. John Crimmlns, who has a gro
cery store just a few doors above on Penn
sylvania avenue. "While the jewtler km
unlocking his safe for the purpose of
procuring a diamond stud which he wished
to, wear, Mr. Garges passed by and seeing
that the place was open, stepped inside,
Be was well known to both Mr. Koch
and Mr Crimmlns, havbig been employed
in Kenny's tea store, at No 227 Pennsyl
vania avenue southeast, which adjoins the
Jewelry store. After a few momenta' con
versation he said he was thirsty, and
walked back to the water spigot to get a
drink as he had done many times before.
Mr. Koch continued to work at the safe
and thought nothing of it. After having
gotten a drink. Gorges picked up the Jelly
cup and placed It to his lips to taste the
contents or the glass. When he came
from behind the counter he said. "Barry,
what is that you have in that cup, bark
there? I took a sip of it and it tasted
Mr. Koch thought that his friend, having
been In bis store bo many times, knew that
the cup contained cyanide of potash, which
is used to clean watches and jewelry, und
is one ot the moat deadly of all pouons.
Be paid little attention to the remark,
thinking that Garges was joking, but In
cidentillj remarked that if te had taken
a drink or that stuff he had bttter go
consult a doctorwitiioutany delay Garges
insisted that he had accidentally tasted
of the contents of the cup, but still, while
his friends doubted him somewhat, they
renewed their advice that he go acioss
to the drug store.
Garges then walked out of the door and
got as far as the curbstone, when he began
to reel and came near falling upon the
sidewalk. Both men then for the first
time realized that he had tasted the
poison, and started out to meet him just
as he turned to cou.e back in the store and
fell down in the doorway, ne was picked
up unconscious and hastily carried across
the street into O'Donuell's drug store, snd
Dr. Charles Luce was summoned and carne
at once. In spite of the efforts of the drug
gist, the man was past all hope when the
physician arrived, and expired in ten min
utes, without being able to speak again.
From the time that he entered the jew
elry store until he died was less than fif
The cyanide of potash is used by all Jew
elers, principally to clean watches, and Is
regarded as one of the most dangerous
poisons known, and when once taken there
is no antidote which will counteract its
A telephone message was sent to Coroner
Hammett and permission obtained to re
move Garges' remains to the home of his
father. No. 706 Tark place. An influest
will probably be held tomorrow, though
t here is no doubt that the youngnian drank
the drug by accident. He was for several
years manager of Kenney's. tea store, but
for several months past has been employed
In a confectionery store oa Svey en tli street
THE STRANDED THTSPJANS.
Plans to Ztfnke Their Bijou Benefit
n Grand Success.
The benefit tomorrow night at the Bijou
for the stranded "Buckler Stock. Com
pany No. 2" is already assured to be- a
line success, both as an entertainment and
in a. financial way.
AllUie local playhouse managements.sev
eral ot the secret organizations. Individual
players, and the general public arc to be
contributors to it.
Mr. AVhitesell,m the first place. Is acting
with an admirable generosity, giving his
playhouse and all its .accessories for the
evening, and making a strong personal ef
fort as welt
The other managers here all volunteered
to furnish portions of the enterfiinment
from lliU week's companies, aud arc alio
furthering the benefit in other ways.
The program is not yet completed, but
enough excellent material has already
been volunteered to make a two-houra-and-a-half
continuous performance without a
break. It Is full of interesting features,
several of which arc entiiely novel In
"Washington It is certain that no better
or more varied vaudeville bill has been of
fered here this season tnaa the tarns al
ready secured will make
Arthur Middleton, the baJOr Is to give a
solo. Billy Golden is down. Prank. To
wortn, one of the unfortunate victims or
the stranded organization, will give "The
Seven Ages or Man T X-Ray Bixley con
tributes, Mr. Harry Mack has an Irish
monologue Mr. Maurice Hepner, the local
magician, is to hold the boards ten min
utes. Younp Stewart, of the Buckler cotn-
of typewriters Berore buying, examins
the Hartford typewriter; price 50; high
grade; standard make; universal key board;
stop being rooledlnto paying $100 for ma
chines arter this date. TYPEWRITER
HEADQUARTERS AND MANUFACTUR
ERS' AGENCY, 1307 F st. nw.
DENTISTRY done on weekly and monthly
payments; crown and bridge work a
specialty. DK. T- W. STUBliLEFIELD,
11th and F sts ; over Mcrtz's Drug Store.
ISSUED MAY 21, 1897.-Estate of An
drew Jaekbou, late or Dlstrlctrof Colum
biaNo. 7829. Doc. 23. Application hav
ing been made to the Supreme Court
or the District or Columbia, hold
ing orphans' court, for letters of ad
ministration on taui estate, by John T. -Campbell,
to be Issued to J Frank Camp
bell, this is to give notice to all concerned
to appear In said court on FRIDAY, the
18TII DAY OF JUNE, A D. 1807, at 10
o clock a. m., to show caue why such ap
plication should not be granted.
Attest: J. NOTAMcGILL,
Register or Wilts D. C.
P- L. SCHMIDT, Proctor for Applicant
ISSl'ED MAY 21, 1897. Estate of "Wil
liam W. Dedrick, late or the District of
Columbia, deceased No. 7b25. Doc. 23.
Application having been made to the
Supreme Court or the District of Co
lumbia, holding Orphans' Court, for pro
bate or a last will or said "Willium "W. Ded
rick, and Tor letters testamentary on said
ettate, by William S Fitch, this is to give
notice to all concerned to apnear In eald
court on FRIDAY, the 18TH DAY OF
JUNE, A. D 1897, at 10 o'clock a. m., to
show cause why such application should
not be granted.
Attest: J. NOTA McGILL,
Register or Wills.
WILSON & BARKSDAL.E,
Proctors for Applicant.
ESTATE of Chantal V.Garrltv, late or tha
District of Columbia. No. 7801, docket
23, issued May 8, 1897 Application having
been made to the Supreme OourtortbeDls
trlct of Columbia, holding Orphans' Court,
for letters of adrninistrntioiion said estate,
by Catharine Carmichael, sister of said
deredent, this is to give notice to ail con
cerned to appear Insuid courton FRIDAY,
the FOURTH day or JUNE, A D. 1897, at
10 o dock a. m., to show cause why such
application should not be granted.
Attest: J NOTA McGILL,
r-,. m Register of Wills, D. C
HUGH T TAGGART.Proctorfor Applicant
Tested by an Expert
Our Kerraotlng Optician wHl examine
your eyes as tney should be scien
tifically. Every help and appliance to
insure exact results we have. First
class glasses for $1.
H. H. Brown,
1O10 F St.
pany, has a recitation, and Madden and
Adams, the clever "Washington people, will
give one of their specialties
Mr Hughey Kernan has offered Mr. Fred
"Wdson, wlio is managing the afrair, his
pick or this week's people at the Lyceum.
It is not yet decided who will take part
from the companies at the other theatera,
but everyone o f the managers has promised
something good. There are several other
features, which will be announced in thia
Already the sale of seats for the benefit
ia large, and there is no question taa
the Bijou wilt be crowded.
THE MRS. AIRES ROBBERY
William Brown, Suspected of the
Crime, Is in Custody.
Answers the Description of thr
Thief, But the Police Are by
No Means Certain.
Two colored men were arrested -yesterday
by Policeman Hayes, of the Sixth
precinct, on fcuspicion or having been the
highwaymen who held up and robbed Mrs.
George "W. Aires, ot No. lG-tl Nineteenth,
otreet, Saturday night of about $700
worth ot diamondsand other Jewelry. They
gave their names as "Winiara Brown and
Robert Short. Both were taken before
Mrs. Aires, and she expressed the opinion
that Brown was her assailant. Short was
able to give a good account of himself and
was released. Brown answers the de
scription of the man quite fully, but tells
a fairly clear story, and the police are in
clined to believe that he is not the man.
He is being held, however, pending a fur
The origin of surnames is full of cuiioua.
interest to the antiquarian, and some fun
ny examples have been brought to light
by students In this branch of knowledge
Some of the names are very queer, and tha
directories of every great city furnish
many examples. In Kansas City recently
a firm of veterinary surgeons was com
posed of Drs. Black & "White, and a few
years ago in western Kansas Messrs
Gum & Saltz conducted a drug stare Two
doctors named Hope and Comfort were
partners in physic, and their flgn must
have cheered more than one patient
Messrs. Tighc and Twist were in the rope
business in an Eastern town not long
At one time It was the custom to chris
ten children with singular Biblical names
like the famous Praise God Barebones
and Hate Evil Smith, but the most curious
one recorded is that of Eli Lama Babac:
than! Frcssnail. Mr. New, residing in
England, very facetiously named hla
firstborn "Something," and when in tho
course of time bis wife presented htm with
another heir he christened that one "Nothr
Ing." Mr. Abbey, residing in A merica, had
a son born in sight of the famous English
cathedral, so Us son hns gone through life
with illustrous cognomen "Westminster Ab
bey.. It always gave Miss Anguish Crack
bone's friends great pain to pronounce her
name, and the cognomen of Toothakcr is
Among the names associated with dis
eases arc Fitts, Cramp, Feversham, Col
Ikcer, Gouty, Dye and Dyer, to say noth
ing of Akenslde, Aker, "Wart, Bunyan,
Bovle. ralne,.Sbiwer, Trimble and Shake-well-
Do you Jcnoic that you can have the Morn
ing, Evening and Sunday Times deliteredat
your residence for fitly emit a month?
THOMAS On Thursday evening. May
20, 1S97. nt 6:10 o'clock, after a long
illness, at his late residence. No. 345
Maryland avenue southwest, JOHN
THOMAS, late private or Company E,
Forty-third Regiment, U. S. C. T.. and
a member of O. P. Morton Post, No. 4,
G. A. It.
The funeral will take place Monday,
May 24, at 1 o'clock p. m-.-from Zion.
Weslcy M. E. Church, D street south west,
between Second and Third streets. Tho
comrade will be buried In full honors of
war at Arlington Cemetery by O. P.
Morton Post, No. 4, G. A. R. The officers
and members of the post are requested
to attend in full uniform. By order ot
tho commander, JAMES "WELLS. lt
HAZEN On Saturday, May 22, 1897,
Funeral, Monday afternoon, from 811
Ninth street northwest It
332 Pa. Ave. K. W.
Plrst-clas serTlce. Phone, 2383.