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THE MOBNIJtfG TIMES, MONDAY, MAT 24, 1897.
RIGHTEOUS GUISE OP CUBA
Seeming Conflicts Between Inter
national and Moral Laws.
DR. KENT'S PATRIOTIC VIEW
Difficult to Reconcile tlio Fnct
That a People Have the night
of. Hebellion . Witii Laws Sinking
It a Crime to A ill the Oppressed
lu Their Struggle for Freedom.
Rev. Alex. Kent, or the Tcoplc's Church.
' spake yesterday morning on "Interna
tional Law and Moral Law," with special
rerorcuce to their bcurings on the duty or
this country to ward Spain and Cuba.
He thought it generally conceded by all
but Spaniards that the present revolt in
Cuba, and the determination or her people
to have complete independence, have
ample warrant in the wrongs and injus
tices which for nearly three-quarters of u
century Cubans have buffered under Span
ish rule, lie held that they did not come
readily or easily to any thuiightof separa
tion or independence. Like the colonist
or Great Britain in this country, they were
long loyal at heart to the old flag- It was
only arter many and fruitless attempts
to 6ccure their just rights; arter Spain
had betrayed their trubt aud broken her
promises over and over again, that the
bull: or thepeoplecameto desire independ
ence. The cuc of Cuba, then, he said, Is as
, righteoub, as deserving or the sympathy
and support or liberty-loving, justice-dc-riring
people as that ror which the found
ers or this republic fought. Indeed, he
Bald, they had graver and more serious
cause ror revolt than had any of the col
onists or Great Britain.
This, he affirmed, seemed to be admitted
by all but Spanish writers. But, he said,
despite this concession as to the Justice
of Cuba's cause, men charged with the
responsibility of shaping the course of the
nation, deny our right to give aid or com
fort In any way to the Cuban Insurgents
"We arc at liberty to aid Spain In any
way we please, to perpetuate her con
fessedly barbarous rule over tjiese people
without let or hindrance. But if we
venture to give material aid to Cuba the
strong hand of the nation's authority N
laid upon us and we are treated as crim
inals We are free to support the wrong,
but wc are not free to aid the right
It would seem from this, said the-speaker,
that international law and moral law aie
at oddb. And yet, he said, it is the as
eumption of all authorltleson international
law that so far as it has any right to be
at all It rests on moral principles. It
Is not law in the sense of being a com
mand Issued by a boverelgn earthly au
thority and sanctioned by penalties.
So far as it has any ground for being
the ground must be rational and mor-il.
It must have behind it the authority of
the universe and be supported by sanctions
wrought Into the very constitution ff
man as a social or moral being, or it has
no right to be. These rules that are meaut
to regulate the Intercourseof nations, says
Tror. Robertson in the Encyclopedia Brit
tantca, do not depend ror their authority
on the truth of Tiny special theories re
garding their origin or sanctions. "The
rules (that is those universally accepted
us authoritative or binding), are In them
selves Just and reasonable." But the Just
and the reasonable can arise only In hu
man relations, and they denote normal
healthful relations. Human governments
have no power to create law in any rational
eensc of the word. All they can do is to
discover and declare "In human language
laws thut already exist, laws which men
ned to obey, ought to obey and must obey
If they would live in just and happy
A statute requiring conduct at variance
with individual and general Interest is
not a law In the general sense of the word.
It has no root in the nature of things,
meets no Individual or social need, but is
lubvcrslvcof all human Interests, and ought
k) be repealed. "Many or the rules of
International law," says Prof. Robertson,
"are vague, uncertain, and of disputed
authority." But why? Because they are
Dnly human regulations, founded on false
sonceptlons of human needs. They have
no root in the moral order.
Such rules as relate to the treatment or
prisoners of war, to the lav of blockade,
and to the privileges of ambassadors, the
professor Intimates, are accepted and ad
hered to by all civilized states, but such
Btates are not agreed as to "what articles
should be contraband or war," or when a
state should interfere with the domestic,
policy of another.
This 1 take it, said the speaker, is be
cause our moral development is cot yet
Bufficlent to see clearly, where self-interest
is to largely involved, or even to
act up to our highest convictions. It
cannot be doubted that all permanent
International law will be developed along
Ihe lines of the "great and the reason
able." It must rest en great moial prin
ciples organized into the very structure
of human beings and human society
principles which all nations must come
to regard and practice.
But how shall we reconcile this, with
the fact that international law permits
lis to support the wrong, when that
wrong represents the policy of a neigh
bor nation; and forbids us to aid the
right, when that right represents a por
tion of euch nation in rebellion against
unjust and oppressive rule? If we ad
mit that a people have Just cause for re
bellion, that they are In duty bound to
rebel, and ought to buccced, how we ap
prove an international law which makes
It a crime to aid them in their bl.ruggle?
We cannot. Such law or regulation bus
no root In morals, and no light to be
A good nation ought to be as free
to take sides for the right as a gonj
man. And a big, strong nation ought
to feel the same sort of obligation to
give needed aid aud comfort to an op
pressed people fighting for self-government,
that a big, strong man feels to
come to the rescue of a child dtruggllug
In the grasp of a brutal bully No gov
ernment, has any rignt to be, save as It
serves the Interest of the governed. Gov
ernments do not exist for the sake of the
few who hold the offices. They exibt
for the sake or all, including these. But
when they become subversive of the ends
for which thev ought to exist, it becomes
the duty, not only of those who live under
them, but of good people, everywhere,
to seek to reform or abolish them and
to institute in their stead, forms promot
ive of the common welfare and happiness.
Outsiders. indced.-should not be too ready
tomlx in the concerns of their neighbors
Our"npfghborsshould be allowed to eettlo
their little dlffefeffcesmongj themselves,
so long as thefr quairoTs do not attain,
such proportions, and take onlueh charac
ter a. make them proper causes for inter
ference It may not always be easy to
determine Just where, but there Is a point
in many quarrels where interference be
comes a positive obligation, and where
failure tojnterfcre would cause society at
large to brand us as cowardly or criminal.
I may recognize the right by parents to
jtovern their own children, and to use
reasonable discipline and chastisement, but
If I should see a father stringing a child
up' by the thumbs, beating it unmercifully
with a club, or branding It with a hot
iron, it would become my duty to Interfere.
1 may deem it very unwise nnd Improper
to interfere with the quarrels of husband
and wire, but if I should sec a husband
dragging his wire by the hair of her head
or kicking or beating her in a brutal man
ner, I would be false to my duty as a man
and a neighbor should I fall to do my
utmost to stop such cruelty.
So a nation may properly enough allow
Its neighbor nations a large degree of
liberty in the management of their own
affairs, without feeling culled upon to
even offer advice or suggestion. But If
the ruling powers of any nation bocomeso
regardless of the common rights and in
terests of its citizens as to give tlism just
aud ample cause for rebellion, and then
treat them as traitors and bandits for
Becking to gain their freedom nnd Inde
pendence, then, I say, no international
law that has any moral principle at Its
heart, or any right to be, can forbid other
nations from takingsides with the wronged
and oppressed and helping them to se
cure that measure of freedom and self-government
which is their God-given right, and
without which they can never fulfill their
duties to themselves, each other, or the
International law is not to be used as a
bulwark behind which cruelty aud brutality
may find shelter and protection. It lb
meant for the preservation and protection
or government, per sc, andgovornment, per
be, lias no right tp exlstsavethat which It
derives from Its necessary relation to the
welfare of the governed.
Dr. MeKI ni's Address to the Gradu
ates of King's Seminary.
Rev. I)r Randolph. -II. McKim, of the
Epiphany Episcopal Chinch, yesterday
afternoon delivered the baccalaureate
sermon to the graduates of King's Theo
logical Seminary, Meridian Hill, at St
Luke's Church, colored, corner of Fif
teenth and Madison streets northwest.
Rev. O M.Waller, pastor of thechurch.ln
toncil the service, and Rev. William V.
Tenney, warden of the seminary, read the
scriptural lessons. The graduates, attired
in caps and gowns, occupied the front pews
of the church.
Dr. McKim, under the title of "Personal
Experience the Source or Ministerial Pow
er," made an earnest aidress to the young
men upon the high duties and sacred na
ture or the calling into which they are
about to enter.
He chose as his text Isaiah, vl. partofS
"Then said I, here am I. Send me."
"Nearly twenty-seven centuries ago," he
Fald, "in the year in which King UzzlaU
died, In the year that Romulus was born,
a young man stood alone in the temple
of Jerusalem, wrapped in deep thought
"He was the early historian of the long
and splendid reign of Uzzfah, that great
monarch who, Illustrious alike lu peace and
war, had shzdlustcronthcthroncand king
dom of Jerusalem by his wisdom and by
his power; aud it may well be thathe was
at that very time pondering with a per
plexed mind the tragic end or a reign so
"For the Great King lay dying In a lazar
house smitten with the loathsome leprosy,
He, of whom the sacred chronicle says:
'He did that which was right in the bight
of the Lord;' He who had done bo much
fortheowerand prosperity or the nation;
He whom all men recognized as the great
est monarch since the days or Solomon,
was smitten of God singled out for rebuke
and Judgment cut off from his people,
under a Divine sentence of death.
"What could be the meaning of a Provi
dence so mysterlouB of a Judgment to
severe? The answer came to the young
man's mind, in the vision of which wc
have record here and which at once Justi
fied the Judgment of God, nnd led up to
his own call and consecration to the pro
"The vision contained a rex'elation of
the Divine Holiness, a revelation of per
sonal sin, a revelation of Divine absolu
tion." Dr. McKim then went on to speak of the
mission of the modern prophets, the minis
ters of God aud said that what the church
needs today, In her conflict with Infi
delity and agnosticism, is a band of able,
scholarly men, who can write and speak
with the same confidence of those early
evangelists, who said; "We cannot hut
speak the things which we have seen and
To this end It Is necessary that each
aspirant to that high, holy office should
be justified both to himself and to the
world by a personal experience of the
same nature as that of Isaiah when he
was called to the service of God.
COXFIItMED AT HOLY TItlNITY.
The Sncrament Administered to a
Large Class of Young Persons.
A sermon on the graces of the first com
munion was preached yesterday morning
by Rev. Father Scanlan, Its rector, at Holy
Trinity Church, Georgetown. The congre
gation of this church and especially its
younger members, was much inteiested in
two important events of late, one the re
ception of their first communion by 250
persons, mostly children, and their con
firmation, which rite was administered
yesterday afternoon by Bishop Curtis, of
Baltimore, late of Wilmington, N. C, who
represented Cardinal Gibbons.
A future event for this church, which is
bolng anticipated with interest, is the pic
turesque May procession, which will take
place next Sunday. There will probably
bo from 600 to 700 children in line, the
closing incident of the celebration being
the crowning with flowers of the statue of
the Blessed Virgin on the grounds of the
The congregation yesterday morning and
afternoon was large. Father Scanlan
spoke generally on the significance and
moral effect of the sacrament of com
munion, with special reference to the
young people The reception of the sac
rament he described as the descent of the
Holy Ghost into the' hearts of the children.
Such a day must be the happlestin the life
of the Christian, Napoleon himself having
said at St. Helena that the happiest day
of his life was that on which he took his
first communion. The reason for this,
Father Scanlan said, was that as we ad
vance in life, no matter whatlts happiness
may be, there is mingled some bitterness
with the sweetness. There Is no absolute
sweetness in one's later years. In child
hood alone is there happiness unalloyed.
Other practical thoughts of the sermon
were that the privilege of communion was
one wlikh even the angels did not enjoy,
nnd that when by its grace the Lord had
entered the soul and life of the recipient
He remained there unless driven out by the
wrongdoing or sins of the communicant.
Bishop Curtis addressedthe communicants
on the nature of confirmation, his discourse
being so framed as to be understood by
the youngest members of the large class
The Eccne In front of the altar was very
pretty, nearly all of the communicants
being In white.
Scenes In the Life of Christ.
"A Bird's Eye View of the Life of
Christ," was the subject of an address given
last night by Rev. I. N. Earle before a large
audlenccln theFlrst Congregational Church.
A colored chart of the Holy Land served
the speaker as a geographical background
against which be depicted with vivid
imagery each, step In the life of the
Saviour from Bethlehem to the cross. The
lecture was preceded "with prayer, led by
J. B. Johnson, and beautiful music by the
choir, under the direction of Dr. Blscncff. I
The President Attends Foundry
CHRISTIAN WORK NEEDED
.Baccalaureate SormoiiK by Well
Known Members of the Clergy.
Diyhoii Hurst's Tribute to the
English Language Sermons From
President McKinley attended Foundry M.
E. Church yebterday und listened to the
sermon of Dr. John Lanahan, of Baltimore.
Dr. Lanahan was the pastor of Foundry
when Mr. McKinley, then a member of
Congress, attended that church. They be
came very good friends at that time, and
the President took the occasion or' his old
pastor's visit yestcrduy to listen to au
other or his sermons.
Dr. Lanahan is eighty-four years old and
line given up active service, but occasion
ally preaches at one of his old pastorates
He is well remembered and much esteemed
by many of tho old members of the Foun
dry congregation, and his visit yesterday
was received with much pleasure and be
came at the end of the service quite un
The President, on the other hnnd, was
not expected at Foundry, and slipped in
and tool: an Inconspicuous pew, and at
the close of the service departed again
without being recognized, except by a few
.of the congregation. This is the first time
be has attended his old church since he
Dr Lanahan's text was from Proverbs
"Go not into the way of the wicked; turn
from It and pass away." His sermon was
on the enticement of sin, the strength of
temptation, and the need that there Is to
keep out or Its way, because wickedness
is so terrible and its results bo destructive.
The old rrlends or Dr. Launhan con
gratulated him warmly on the strength
and impressiveness of his sermon. It was
taidto be a fine reminder of his well-known
work at Foundry in former years.
President McKinley did not meet his old
pastor He did not stop at the dose of
the service. Later he called at the home
or the pastor of Foundry, Dr. Clark, ad
joining the church, but Dr. Lanahan had
left for his home in Baltimore.
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA
Sewer to Be Constructed From the
Hydraulion Engine House.
Young" Man Arrested for Burglary.
Says Hols the Son of n Wash
ington Business) Man.
Alexandria, May 23. The work of con
structing a sewer from the new Hydraulion
engine hoube, on Patrick street, to cou
uect with the Henry btreet bewer win be
commenced by City Engineer Dunn in a
few days. It Is the desire of the city to
run tne projwsed sewer through the alley
between King and Cameron htreets, but by
advice of Corporation Attorney Rrent this
will not lie done unless the consent or the
adjacent pioperty-owners is secured. If
the property-owners refuse to allow the
use of the alley the sewer will be run
through King btreet It is understood that
some of the property-owners will not sign
the petition unless they are given permis
sion to tap the sewer without cobt.
Preparations for obseniug Confederate
Memoiial Day, tomorrow, have beeu com
pleted. The Ladles' Auxiliary will be
at the Light Infantry' armory early to
morrow moming to receive Howe re, and
later the graves of the Confederate dead
in the different cemeteries will be stiewn
with them by the committees fiom Lee
Camp. In the evening the program, ns
published in The Times, will be cairied
out. The line will form at 5 o'clock
and move over the following route:
From Washington street to Cameron,
to Fairfax, to Duke, up Duke, to Colum
bus, to King, to Payne, to Prince, to
Alfred, to King, to St. Asaph, to Prince,
to Duke, to Washington, to Columbus, to
Prince, to the monument.
Mrs. Ada Fritz, a daughter of the lale
John Soper, of this city, died at her home,
in Georgetown, last night. She w-ns a
sister of Mrs. R. E. Knight, of this city.
Judge Love will open his first term
of the Alexandria county court tomorrow
The choir which will sing at the memor
ial exercises tomorrow, held Its final re
hearsal at the M. E Church South, this
afternoon, at 5 o'clock.
A young man, who gives his name
as Claud Crlsman was brought to
the police station In this city today by
four colored men. They stated that he had
entcre 1 and rohbed the homeof James Shep
herd, one of the party, who resides at
LIncolnia. The negroes said they caused
Chrismnn several miles before they cap
tured him. Chler Webster advised the
men that as the alleged offense had been
committed In Fairfax county, they bad bet
ter take their prisoner to the authorities
of that county. The men started back to
Fairfax with Chrisman. While detained at
police headquarters, the young man stated
that he could prove his innocence If given
an opportunity. He said his ramily lived
at Falls Church, and that his father was
ONE OF TWO WAYS.
The bladder was created for one purpose,
namely, a receptacle for the urincj and as
such it is not liable to any form of disease
except by one of two ways The first way
is from imperfect action of the kidneys.
The second way-is from careless local
treatment of other diseases.
Unhealthy urine, from unhealthy kidneys
Is the chief cause of bladder troubles and
buffering so painful to many that life is
made miserable. The womb, like the blad
der, was created for one purpose, and If
left alone itis notliablo o become diseased,
except m rare cases. When in position the
womb is situated back of and very close
to the bladder, and for that reason any
dlstiess, disease, or inconvenience mani
fested in the kidneys, back, bladder, or
urinary passage, is often by mistake at
tributed to female weakness or womb
trouble of some bort. The error is easily
made and may be as easily avoided by
paying a "little attention o Fhe mine (see,
pamphlet). The mild and extraordinary
effect of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the
great kidney, liver, and bladder remedy,
is soon realized. It stands the highest for
Its wonderful cures. If you need a medicine
you should have the best. At druggists,
fifty cents and one dollar. You may have
a sample bottle and pamphlet, both sent
free by mall. Mention The Morning Timeb
and send your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co ,
Binghamton, N. Y. The proprietors of this
paper guaraitee the genuineness of this
engaged in the real estate business in
Mrs. Louisa Berliner, widow of the late
Ilcnry Ilerbner, died suddenly at her home
on King btreet, near St. Asaph street, at
an early hour this morning. The de
ceased was a charitable ludy and had
a large circle of friends and acquaintances
in this city and Washington.
An interesting meeting of Alexandria
Division, A. O. H., was held at St. Mary's
Hall this afternoon. One member was
admitted and one application for mem
bership was filed.
Misses Lizzie and Mary Caton, of Stras
burg, are visiting friends In this city.
Mrs. Rv 0. Powell Is visiting friends in
Mr. James Mood is ill at his home on
South Henry street. '
Miss Schoepf , ot HyattsvlHe", Is the guest
ofMIbH Julia llouck, on South Falrrax street.
Miss Lulu Rcgcis.oi Hamilton, Loudoun
county, is visiting friends in this city.
Mro Julia Elliott is ciitcnlly-ili at her
home on South Washington street.
Mr. JuHub Pelton is quite rick at his
home on North Columbus street.
One of the Columbia fire engine horses
is out of commission. The animal step
ped on a sharp Iione, in the street, which
penetrated its hoof.
Mr. Charles Taylor, of Fairfax, who
was thiown from his buggy a' few days
ago, Is recovering from the injuries he
The Seventeenth Virginia 'Refclment, U.
D. O., will hold a strawlferry -festival at
Odd Fellows' Hall on Thursday evening.
A fight occurred on King street at a late
hour last night, which was participated in
by several young men. One or the crowd
ws knocked through a large show window.
Lieut. Smith arrested James Cllft, but the
others have so far succeeded in eluding
Carrie Travis, one of the Inmates of a
house on North Lee street, filled up on bad
whisky at an early hour this-morning and
started out to clean up that section of
the city. She was taken in charge by
Lieut Smith and Officers Knight and
Howson nnd carried by force to the police
station. Ylola Darton, a companion, ob
jected to the arrest of Carrie and abused
theoff leers. Policeman Wilkinson escorted
her to the police station, where she de
posited $10 for her appearance In court.
Carrie was released today on a deposit
or $25 for her appearance.
The following prisoners will also ap
pear In the police court tomorrow: Wil
liam Hansboro, arrested by Officer Wil
kinson, drunk'and disorderly; Noble Smith,
colored, by Ofriccrs Ileitis and Lyies,
cruelty to a cow; Harrle Day, colored, by
Officers Roberts and Goals, assault on
William Matthews; Fannie Washingtonand
Jerry Dorst-y, colored, by Orflcer Young,
disorderly conduct; Coha Williams, col
ored, by Officer Young, drunk and dis
orderly; James Clagett and Thomas Cu
pid, by Officer Davis, threatening language
toward Rev. R. B. Robinson, growing out
of a dispute over work performed In the
John Hay Industrial School.
The little child of Mr. Frank King was
quite badly bitten, on Prince street yts
terday, by a dog belonging to Mrs.
S. M. Wheat.
The residents of West End have become
greatly .dunned at the numerous attempts
of incendiaries to destroy property in
that locality. To adopt means to pre
vent a repetition or these attempts, and
also to provide for other fire protection,
a meeting or the citizens of West End
will be held tomorrow night, at the Vir
ginia Glass Works Several valuable pieces
or propertv have recently tutn destioyed
by Incendiary fires In the little village.
A NEEDED INNOVATION.
Public Laundries In GlnMiinv, Mexico
and Other Cltfis.
A scheme of philanthropy new to this
country, although old In Europe and tome
or the other Amcrican.republ!cs,"Is abn;jt
to be tried In New York, 'bnder the
auspices of the Society for the' Improve
ment of the Condition cf lr!ePcai It Is
the establishment or publFc laundries in
the tenement-houM! district, at which
women may take their clothes and wash
them In pure water, anQTiroTT them prop
erly at a nominal expense. As a sani
tary measure it is highly commended by
the board or health and all medical au
thorities, and as a benevolence its ad
vantages will be readily recognized.
In nearly eery city of Mexico and in
most of the South American republics
are open air fountains, with stOne tubs
at which the poor may go and -vasli
their clothes. They have the benefit of
"clear, running water, but it Is cold, and
there are no comenieiicts for drying or
mangling. The clothes hae to le fpiead
out in the sun, and then ironed at home
ir they are ironed at all. The water Is
Tree ami available at all times, and It
Is a blessing the people appreciate as
well as a measure or importance in pro
tecting the public health.
At Glasgow, which is said to be the best
governed city In the world, are public laun
dries of the most modem type, filled with
all the conveniences that ingenuity can
contrive, -where for the tririlng sum of 4
cents an hour a woman is allowed the use
or aJ stall containing an improved steam
toiler, fixed tubs, with hot and cold water,
and plenty of soap. The washing being
quickly done, the clothes are deposited ror
two or three minutes In one or a row or
centrifugal driers, after which they are
hung on sliding frames and run into a i.ot
air chamber, where they are dried lu afew
minutes. Then the woman can have She
use of a large roller mauglc, operated I y
steam, and at the end of one hour go
home with her basket of clothcb washed,
dried and ironed.
To appreciate the convenience aud tl e
blessing of this, it must be remembered
that the woman lives with her Tamil y In
perhaps a single room, ten feet square,
under the roof of a tenement ho'ise, vith
out running water, and no place to diy
her clothes, even If she had facilities for
washing them. The public laundries of
Glasgow are used by 200,000 people.
The city also provides laundries at which
bachelors, widowers, Invalids and others
who have no wives to wash for them may
havethcirclothesdoneupat nominal rates
just enough to cover the expense. These
lnundrles are largely patronized by mechan
ics and men orsmall wages, who cannotaT
fonl to pay the charges of oidi nary private
laundries, and do not wear fine linen. No
starching Is done at the municipal laun
dries; nothing butplaln work.
The Association Tor the Impiovement
of the Condition of the Poor in New York
proposes to establish something similar to
the Glasgow laundry, in a large house
heated with steam and supplied with all
the cqulpmentsand conveniences necessary
A small fee will be charged perhaps 5
cents an hour and, to keep outprofesslonnl
laundresses, the time will be limited. The
boarJ of aldermen now appropriate $200,
000 annually for public baths and public
comrort stations, and an erfort will be
made to secure a small additional subsidy
for the laundries. The balance of the
funds necessary will be made up by private
subscription. Chicago Record.
The Accurate Pnpli. -
"Freddy,' said the teacher to Freddy
Fangle, "you have spelled the word 'rab
bit' with two t's. You must leave one of
them out." "Yes, ma'am,' replied Fred
dy; "which one?" Harper'B Bazar.
A Friendless Ghnrncter.
Cashier at Bank You will have to bring
some one to identify you before we can
cash this draft. Got any friends In the
Stranger No; I'm the, dog license man.
-VKOIUCU IBUUy. If
SUNDAY BEW JUL BARS
Broker Chapman Attended Relig
ious Services in the Prison.
TALKS WITH A TIMES MAN
Maltes an Allusion to His "Fellow
CoiivletM" DoeHii't Want Unusuul
Privileges in Jail, But Would
Uko to Secure a Consulate- for a
Friend Donates Hoses.
Mr Elvertou R. Chapman spent his first
Sunday of incarceration in jail in much
the same manner as Ids week days, save
that he attended the religious services
which are conducted in the rotunda of the
jail every Sunday, and he was an inter
ested and appreciative lis'tener to the
concerted music of the colored singers dur
ing their bervlce.from 12 to 1:15 p. m.
When n Times man called at the Jail at
11 o'clock Mr. Chapman was engaged
with Gen. Curtis, of New York, but sent
word that he would be pleased to talk
witli him lu a few minutes. Upon the de
parture of Gen. Curtis The Times rep
resentative was cordially received, with a
handshake, in the main corridor. The pris
oner was attired in a brownsacksult, wore
a dark blue yachting cap, and appeared
a little pale from want of his usual ex
ercise. "I am very busy," said Mr. Chapman,
"trying to catch up with my correspond
ence and other business, Cut will be glad
to tolk with you for a few minutes before
"I naturally feel the restraint," he said,
in ans.ver to a query as to how he stood his
conrinement, "but then I have my work to
engage my attention, and, in Tact, cau
hardly rind time to attenu to that. I work
about blxor eight hours a day, and am
gradually" catching up with my corre-.
spondence, with which I have gotten far
Referring to the printed reports of his
imprisonment, Mr. Chapman said:
"The papers have, with one exception,
tieated me fairly. The correspondent of
that one seems to think that I am accorded
privileges not to be obtained by othpr
prisoners. I do not wish any special privi
leges, nor Co I wish to infiact any ot 'he
rules of the Jail. I understand, however,
it is not an unusual, but on the contrary, a
common practice, for the friends and rela
tives of the prisoners to bring them
bankets ot edibles not Included In the Jail
menu As to the attending to my business
and correspondence here, I believe there is
no objection to that. It is piobahly a rare
thing that one imprisoned here is engaged
in such pursuits as will permit him to assist
in conducting his business from this place:
but 1 think all such prisoners are allowed to
do ro.ntidl see no reason why buch should
not he the case."
The originally intended "few minutes'
talk' drifted Into ten, twenty, forty, und
rnnny current topics were touched. Mr.
Chapman lb much Interested in securing a
Consular appointment for a friend of his
and the conversation passed on to the
chances of applicants for such appoint
meutsand thepolicyortheiast and present
Administration in giving preference to
applicants with prior consular or State
Department experience. Apropos of the
department, Mr. Roekhllfs name wan
mentioned. "I see they are trying to
make It a little warm for him,'' said Mr.
Chapman. He had a twinkle in his eye
as ho spoke, and it Is mrre than prcbable
that he was thinking that 'there wre
otiiers who 'have troubles of their own.'
Mr Chapman was now handed a card
bearing thenameofa ladyfrnni thenoith
western part of the city, who is inter
ested in missionary work among pris
oners With her chaperon she was re
celveJ by Mr. Chapman with hN usual
savoir falre, but whether they thouglit
the prisoner was in need of spiritual
advice, or merely called through cunoiiy
was not asked of Mr. Chapman.
During the conversation some of the
prisoners had arranged a quadrangle of
rough benches In the center ot the rotunda,
auoldanddilapidated melodeon was moved
within the enclosure, and a magnificent
bunch of La France roses was placed in
a vase on a table near by.
"Those roses," said Mr. Chapman, "were
sent to me by a lady, and I have donated
thfm to the religious service. Had I kept
them in in y cell, I alone would have en
joyed them, and they could hardly be put
to a better use than at present."
Promptly at 12 o'clock the colored ex
horter, Rev. John Roberts, and his follow
ers appeared; the warden blew a whistle,
nnd the inmates of the cells flocked into
the corridors In which the cells open.
These corridors end at the rotunda, and
the corridors communicate with each other
by an iron stairway. This stairway Is
enclosed by a cage, which runs from floor
"My rellow convicts!" said Mr. Chap
man, as the motley prisoners quietly ranged
themselves on the steps behind the cage.
The services commenced with a hyrnn, and
Mr. Chapman expressed much pleasure at
the excellent harmony which issued from
the throats of the 200 or more prisoners
present. He commented on the "good
head" ot the Rev. Mr Roberts, and listened
attentively to his exhortation and the
music which followed. At 12:30 o'clock
Mr. Chapman, remarking that he "had a
lot of checks to sign and send to the
Arlington," excused himself and went to
The colored services were concluded at
115, and fifteen minutes later the helpers
started for the various corridors and cells
with tne Inmates' dinners.
A man from the .Arlington Hotel had
in the meantime arrived with Mr. Chap
man's dinner, and he was now notified
that it naB ready for him In the attend
ants' dining-room. He had just seated
himself, when two cards were handed
him, announcing Mr. Stewart M. Brice and
Mr. T Sandford Beaty, the sou and sec
retary or ex-Senator Brice, of Ohio Mr.
Chapman Immediately came forward to
meet his -visitors and conducted them
to his room, No. 68, second corridor. As
they parsed within the cago, the door
was closed and locked on them, and they
experienced, probably for the first time,
the novel sensation of being behind prison
bolts and bars. They soon returned to the
rotunda, and after casually inspecting the
kitchen, left the jail for their more sump
tuous home, on H street, and Mr. Chapman
returned to his dinner.
Among Mr. Chapman's callers on Satur
day were- Mr. John McCartney, Mr. Frank
Bennett, Mr. W. II. Durr, who Is practi
cally a member of the firm of Moore &
Schley; Mr. C. II. Eecks, Mr. J. B. Tap
per, Col. John Joyce, and Mr. John Byrne.
A Brave Little Girl.
She lived in Placer county, not far from
where the pretty town of Auburn now
stands, for it happened many years ago
in the early 60 's, and I exrect that but few
now residing there have any recollections
of the affair. The family, consisting of
father, a miner, her mother and little
brother, dwelt In a small shanty ereoted
under cover of a convenient ledge. The
shanty was a miserable structure of two
rooms, but it held what many a grander
dwelling failed to contain -a loving house
hold. The mother lay sick with the fever,
aud Carmen, then a girl of twelve, per-
May msan the failure of
One organ to perform Its functions;
Means the Perfect
Action and Harmony of All.
Dr. Walker, 1411 Pennsylvania avenue,
adjoining Wliiard Hotel, by years t suc
cessful practice in this city, has estab
lished a reputation as broad and as great
as the nation Itself. He proudly refers to
the thousands of testimonials from people
of high character and standing. Persona
who have for years been suffering from
DISEASES, BLADDER OR BOWEL
TROUBLES, NERVOUS DISEASES, or
any rorm or disease whicn has harried tnelr
Tamily doctor will find speedy and per
manent relief by consulting Dr. Walker.
85 A MONTH,
Including all medicines, Is the hlghebt fee
Daily ofrico hours-10 to 15; Monday,
W ednesdav, Thursday, and Saturday, till
o p. m.; Sundays, 10 to 12.
2- CONSULTATION FREE. -
CORSON & MACARTNEY,
Members or the New Vork Stock Ex
change, 1410 P Bt., Glover buUding.
Correspondents of Messrs. Moore & Schley,
Hankers and Dealers in Government Bond
Deposits. Exchange. Loans.
Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all securi
ties listed on the exchanges or New Xoilc,
Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore bought
A specialty made ofln vestment securities.
District bonds and all local Railroad, Gaa,
insurance and Telephone Stock dealt In.
American Bell Telephone Stock bought
and scld. mnib-t?
formed thedrudgeryof thehouse Herhttle
brother, a curly-headed romp of five, was
Carmen's great responsibility. The father
was away fiom early morning until late at
night at his work, and so the little hands
or twelve found plenty to da In common
with the custom or miners, the father kept
a btoreor giant powder in the house, which
in the presenc case was contained in a
sack placedlnan old wooden box thatsto-Jd
at tho foot or the bed where lay the sick
mother. The upper part or the .shanty,
under the sloping hoard roor, was utlUzed
a.s a storace place for old dunnage.
One night the father wa' ahsent in the
mine. By some means the shanty took
fire, probably from the cracked and defec
tive adobe chimney. Carmen awoke to find
that the roof was on fire and sparks drop
ping down. Springing up she loudly cried
to awaken her mother and Tommy, but
the little boy became frightened and hid
his head beneath the covers of his ted,
Carmen sprang to lift him from the bed,
when she baw the shower of sparks fall
ing on the powder box. Recognizing the
awful danger, she attempted to leave the
child for the moment and carry out the
powder, but in her excitement she caught
her foot In the overhanging bedclothes and
fell to the floor, breaking her thigh bone
Unable to arise the brave girl crawled to
the box of powder and, drawing herself up,
covered the lox with her body. The moth
er had by this time succeeded in getting
out of bed and getting outside the now
furiously burning shanty, and managed to
take with her her little boy.
The cries of Carmen: "Oh, take Tommy
out, won't you?" turned for a time the
mother's thought from her daughter's dan
ger. The fne had aroused some of the
neighbors, who speedily ran to the burning
shanty and lent what aid they could. Car
men was discovered and removed. Her
rescuers found her almost buried beneath a
mass of burning cfndeis, her back fright
fully burned. Tender hands bore her to a
neighboring shanty, wheie all that could
be done to alleviate her sufferings was
eagerly bestowed. But human aal came
too late. The brave little spirit lingered
unnil the following day and then departed
for a brighter land. It was not known un
til after she Jiad recovered consciousness
a short time before she died, that she had
broken her leg. Her last words were:
"Kiss me, Tommy, dear; I've saved you,
and I'm so happy." San Francisco CalL
NEW TABLE DECORATIONS.
Table decorations contribute so greatly
to the oiiccess of a dinner or luncheon
party thatitis nowonderfashionis always
buoy inventing new ideas. The latest
style insists on lightness of effect and de
mands that the flowers shall be of cue color
and accompanied by their own leaves or
some feathery ferns. For dinners, sup
pers, luncheons and breakfasts alike one
large center bowl and tall, spiral vases
are the correct things. Fill the bowl and
vases with daffodils leaving the stalks as
long as possible, and use plenty of their own
green. Small silver dishes with yellow
bon-bons and silver candlesticks with
yedow bha'es should be placed at inter
vals Letweeu thevares.
Another novelty Is the placing of scarlet
satin ribbon of three inches wide across
the table from end to end. and from side
to side, to form six squares. In the
renter of each piece a flat dish of scarlet
tulips, geraniums, or carnations, mixed
with rich, deep Ivy leaves. Silver dishes
filled with red bon-bons, a large center
basket of the scarlet flowers, candle-sticks,
with scarlet shades, and red menu cards
complete the fine effect The same de
sign, carried out In white and purple
lilacs, with lilac satin ribbon, aivl the
leaves of the flower, with lilac lamp
si ades. is also recommended.
The newest decorations for a wedding
breakfast is white and green. The doth
should be of solid white and the center
should be occupied by the bride's ci'ke,
wreathed In white roses, lilies of the
valloy, or whatever floweis are relected,
and smllax or light ferns. A icarf of
white riowcrs thrown loosely over one
end or the table, composed of white flow
ers and having the double monogram ct
tho bride and bridegroom picked cut in
green is a charming novelty. For these
who like to carry the idea still further the
the cloth may be of pale green illk, satin
Among the novelties in menu cards tiny
pictures, iniltatingthesceacj on Delft ware,
are highlv fashionable. These, of course,
ar paintt-d In blue on a white card, aud
include quaint villages nestling among
trees, windmills, winding canals, mealnw
pictures, curious Dutch fishing ixiats and
peasants of Holland In various attitudes.
Other cards contain a spray, bunch or an
Individual blossom of the flower chosen ror
hc table decoration.
Among the latest designs for the china
menu holders the flower Is paramount
Two pink roses resting on their leaves,
the piusy. an individual orchid in natural
colors, and water lilies are the favorite
ornaments. Small boats arc also used.
Among the pretty new silver standards
for the menu card are tiny bicycles, and a
newer design has just heen brought In for
golf luncheons. This consists of, two
sticks crossed and having a golden ball
In their center. Esther Singleton
An Inviting Prospect.
Jungpoppe You have Just got to come
out and take dinner with me tomorrow I
won't take no for an answer. Will you?
Olebatch-Certainly. Shall be delighted.
"I thought you would. You see, I want
you to come out and see baby. The little
fellow Is getting so strong. He throws his
cup, saucer and spoon clear across the
table at every meal now." Indianapolis
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