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THE 31 CHROTNG TIMES FRIDAT, JUKE 25, 1897.
IMBUES BARRED OUT
The Local Knights of Labor War
SECRETARY HAYES ON HAND
Boxen Local Assemblies Suspended
for Nonpayment of lnej A Vriii.
obition to Limit Itopresentution
Causes Trouble in Labor Ilauks.
The Slnmiotit, Case Up Again.
The proceedings of Distiict Assembly,
No. G6,Kuiglit&of Labor, last night were
exceedingly interesting, not to wiy ex
citing, and the result may very seriously
arfect Uie status ot organized laborlu the
District. In all seven local assemblies, It
is repotted, were suspended, rive for non
payment of dues and two fo other causes.
It is also reported that there was an un
usually large attendance or delegates. The
large attendance was due, it is said, to
the fact that it was expected thai the
rules or the Distiict Assembly- regulating
the representation of uxals, which had
been under advisement for soaic time,
would tome up Tor consideration. It was
proposed. It is said, to ihange the rules
so as toprovide Tor a per capita representa
tion, instead of the present rule, -which
entitle eacli local assembly to three dele
gates, irrespective of the number of its
After the meeting two very prominent
members ol the "District Assembly were
iislu-d for the news. Loth denied that any
thing of imi-ortance was considered. One
of them, however, admitted that the
pifiposition u change the rule as to
representation was postponed, while the
other stated that no such suggestion was
even entertained, and ttiat any assertion to
that effect was "all stuff ."
It is understood that it requires a two
thirds vote to make such a radical change
in the ril s ami, as eacli assembly is
anxious in secure as large a representa
tion as r.qssible, the delegates were on
hand to make a fight.
The proposition to change the rules,
however, it is reported was not cou
hidcied last evening, for under the cir
cumstances it was believed useless to
dlscuM it. Exactly why such a change,
in the rules was suggested is not clear
nor has any one so far attempted to
Justify it. Such a piorcsition was ii.i-.de,
it is said, .some years ago In the local
Federation of Lalioi, very nearly caus
ing a disruption of that body.
It was Mated after the meeting that
In the regular routine last evening two
local assemblies, Nos. 2G72 and l.-,03,
were suspended by the D str'et Assembly.
Following this action by the Distiict As
leit.My. John W. Jlaycs, secretary-treasure-
of the Knights of Labor, who was
picsont, notified the awembly of tlie-sus-bension
of five oilier locals foi non-payment
This practically brought the meeting to
a close, and a motion to adjourn was
It Is understood, however, that all, or
at least a lame majority of the suspended
locals, will balauce their accouuts with rlie
.District Assembly and general officers of
tie Knights of Labor before the next meet
ing of the assembly, and that the cousi dera
tion or the change of the rules relative to
the representation of the local assemblies
-will again be discussed.
It In also reported that the "Simmons
case" has been taken under advisement by
the general executive board and, in all
probability, 'he matter will be opened ap
as Jin In the event ot the leport ot the
general executive board bcinc favorable, it
is generally believed that Mr. Simmons and
his organization will return to the Knights
of La'or fold.
BORAX TARIFF . 1HQDIRT
All Enormous Duty to Protect an
It Will luerease Unnecessarily tlie
Cost ol Innumerable House-
It is now ten days since the flat
footed statement was made that the
deal with Senator Jones ot Nevada for
an enormous duty on borax for the pro
tection of an English corporation was
submitted lo the President and Speaker
Heed ami secured their approval and sanc
tion. Not a syllable in repudiation of that
statement has been heard from the Re
publican n. auagers of the bill la either
the Senate or the House.
This item is one of the great Iniquities
or the pending measure, and btrikes at
an article that has become such a neces
sity Ju various brandies of business that
the imposition of the unwarranted duties
imiiosed finds no defenbe, een at the
bands of the committee The Republican
managers, when tlie schedule was uuoer
consideration, did not so much as en
deavor to explain away their action in
lalsing the duties imposed in the House
bill. They remained mute under the as
sertions of the Democrats and carried
out the compact made to secure the
Tote of Mr. Jones
The increase ol 2 cents a pound put
upon borax in its difrcrent conditions by
the Senate will inciease unnecessarily
the cost of innumerable aiticles of house
hold consumption, and willmteifeie with
fifty classes of aitisans who use it in
their industries. Jt is used in the manu
facture of soap, paper, leathei, lace, har
ness, etc., and is utilized largely by
druggists, dyer, dentists, jewelers, paint
ers, tanners, and many others that might
l)C enumerated. It Is one of the great
antiseptics, and is used to piescive'niilk
and meat. Since the discoveiy of the
manifold blessings found in buiax the ex
portation of American hams has in
creased wonderfully, for as a gieat pre
servative Jt enables less salt to be iieed,
and hams can be carried to the uttermost
'parts ot tlie earth and lelain their .sweet
jtiess and purity.
f The increase of the duty, so uncalled
Tor, has brought out a storm of protest
from the meat packers of the West and
'from various other industries so materially
t effected by this great increase in the rates
pt duty. The iniquity ot this increase bc
poines all the more apparent when It Is
Known wno are its beneflclarJefl. It is a
corporation known as the Pacific Coast
Borax Company, consolidated with an
English corporation, organized under Brit
ish laws: controlled by citizens of Great
Britain, into whose .pockets flow every
t dollar ot the enormous profits of the past
iew yepre, nna uic vast increase In those
profits which this bill is expected to create.
I IThls company is an oiganlzed trust, an
Absolute monopoly, eonti oiling the borax
butput of tills uuuiitiy and pieventlng even
jthc dealers in the ciude article from-pur-
jchasing it for refining purposes.
J The Sugar Trust, with, all Its greed for
snosoy, I nut v cruel In its dealings with
the business interests of this country as
s tlds lhiru. juoaopuly. It has driven .out
YoiiMl never know what
comfort's in a crash suit
until you wear one.
It's the most satisfactory
and economical summer
fabric ever introduced.
And the market is full of
worthless crash be sure
and get )-our suit from a
house 3011 can rely on.
The poor kinds are worse
than none after the first
wetting or washing they're
not fit to be worn.
Ours is the good kind
made right fit right and
Suits are $2.50, $3.50, $4,
$5, s6 and $7 separate
Corner 7th and E Sts. N. W
No 11 ration Store in Washington.
ot existence every Independent dealer and
every American borax miner, by reason of
superior conditions and its peculiar blind
ness methods. It ships the crude article
to Europe in large aud constantly increas
ing quantities, and sells it there in com
petition with the Turkish borates.
The atnendpent proposed by the Senate
Committee as the result of the deal with
Mr. Jones of IsVvadu and California, and
agreed torn the Senute.increasingthe duty
on borates to four cents a pound is
equivalent to an ad valoiem rate or -125
To protect such a monopoly to this ex
tent seems monstious. Theie uie held by
protectionists to be two conditions only
which roibid piotectlve duties first, a
monopoly Jn the United States, and, iec
oad, the Impossibility of production at
home For this first reason the iate of
duty on borate of lime should be muJi
less than the iate fixed by the Senate, a
iate of 1 cent a pound being equivalent
to 100 per cent on the piesent domestic
value of the article la.d down in Kew
York from the Pacific toast.
The one and the only company benefited
by this enormous duty has increased its
pioducffrom 8,000,000 pounds in ld4 to
10,000,000 In 1896. The domertic con
sumption reached 20,000,000 pounds in
18&IS, so tha this one company possesses
8 ' per cent of the market and dominates
the price. The export of the crude article
to Liverpool by this one company has
Increased rrom 597,000 pounds In 1893 to
over 5.0iKo00 pounds In 1890. The price
of rermed borax in the United States Is
sbiolntely dictated by this one company,
and all domestic miners or crude borax In
any form have been driven to the wall
This company will not sell, under usual
burials conditions, any of its crude article
in tills country, claiming that It, owning
the mines, should also have the exclusive
control or the refining of borax
The authorities of the United States
have officially stamped this concern, which
has In tliis unprecedented manner been
given a tlll mote powerful clutch upon
the throats of all industries using its
products, as a trust, pure and simple.
Under the head cf "Borax" in volume V
of the -'Mineral Industries or the United
States," compiled by Richard P. lloth
chtld, appears the statement that '-the
greater part of the product now comes from
the mines in Southern California, the Ne
vada mines being worked only to a lim
ited ex lent. Tlie business is still in the
hands of a single producer, the Pacific
Ciast Borax Company, which in 189G con
solidated witli the Redwood Chemical
Works, ot Great llritain." The statement
then ends with this very significant re
mark: "This consolidated company prac
tically controls the borax output of the
When the tariff bill getsout of committee
of the whole and back Into Uie Senate, this
paragraph is to be re-opened. Itis believed
there will then bp stifficlentvotcs to prevent
compelling the American people to pay
this tribute to this foreign corporation.
The debate has caused u. loosening of
party lines, and the chances appear to be
favorable for the brer "iing of the unholy
compact that forced this enormous duty of
more than -100 per cent upon mure than
fifty industries and which will increase
the cost of manufacture, and as a result ant
therefrom, the cost to Uie consumer of in-nunierabP-artlcIesof
daily useand household
No paragraph in this bill is more promi
nent with plunder than the three lines
fixing the duty on borax In its differjnt
FATAL FALL FKOM A WINDOW.
Hugh "Wallace Lives Twelve Hours
with n Brolseu Keck.
Hugh Wallace, a colored man, fifty-six
year of age, fell from a second-story
window, at No. 311 I street southwest,
Wednesday afternoon, and broke his neck,
but. lived for twelve hours ufterward, and
died early yesterday mornlngat Freediuan's
Hospital. ;' '
Wallace was a widower, and lived at
that number with a wbman named Lucy
Hodges. Wednesday afternoon he came
into the house as usual, and went up
stairs to his room. Mrs. Hodges saw lit
tle of the man at that time, and did not
notice whether or nothe hadbeendrinkiug.
Wallace, after being taken to the hos
pital, did not revive sufficiently lo ex
plain how the-necldeat happened, and itis
supposed that he became dizzy whilclook
ing out of the window and, losing his bal
ance, plunged headlong out of it.
His head struck a big stone and re
ceived a ghastly-wound. The post-mortem
conducted byDr.Warficld yesterday, how
ever, showed that the man's neck had
been broken at the third vertebra. Dep
uty Coroner Qlazebrook was notiried and
approved the certificate of death.
The singularciTcnmstanceabouttho case
is the fact that the manlived so long after
hi 5 neck was broken.
1 Special Notice !
f WE ABE NOW SELtLINa OUR
X BEST SPUING AND SUMMER 2
g CHEVIOTS, SERGES, ANT) FA-NCT 9
S SCOTCH SUITINGS AT REDUCED
-PRIOES-FBOM ?3B UPWARDS. T.
JKI$UlTBD E0UBEHUiCa 1
I M.F.SELTZ, 1
J 1332 T Street X. IT.
Youb Illinois Member Expires
Suddenly in the Night?
HEART DISEASE THE CAUSE
Hetired in Ills Usunl Health Weil
nenrtay mid Found Dead by the
Hell Hoy tit the Coehrnu Hetnnlns
to He Tnheu to Chieago Today.
A Popular Member.
Representative Edward D. Cooke, of
Illinois, was found dead in Ills room at
the Cochran yesterday morning. Death was
caused by bcait failure, and was entirely
From the appearance ot the body when
found it is plain that death came quickly,
for tlie expression on the face of the dead
tnau was, peaceful and there were no in
dications of the tligbtest struggle.
When the boy carrying the morning's
mall knocked at the Congressman's door
EDWARD D. COOKE.
shortly after 7 o'clock he received no
answer, but nothing was thought of that,
as he frequently Elept late.
As Mr. Cooke did not appear for break
fast, a bell-boy was sent to Ids room, who,
alter knocking and receiving no answer,
opened the door His tlrst glance at the
body on the b"d convinced him that the
Congressman was dead, and he ran hur
riedly downstairs and told Mr Eugene
Cochran, the son of the hotel proprietor,
Mr. Cochran, with Postmaster Goidon.of
Cihcago, who is stopping at the hotel,
went quickly to the Congressman's room.
Dr. Warfield was summoned, and, after a
bliort examination, said death was un
doubtedly caused Jy heait ra:lure. It was
thought best, however, to noUfy the coro
ner, and shortly after 10 o'clock Deputy
Corouer Glazobrok went to tlie hotel and
leidered a Aeid ct to the effect that death
was due to natuial causes. Sergeaut at
Aims Russell, of the House, was notified of
the Congressman's death, and he imme
diately tjok chnige of the ic-malns.
Some weeks ugo the dead Congressman
was suffering from nervous trouble,
probably brought on by overwork, but after
a ten days' sojourn at Old Point Comfort,
Va., he seemed much refreshed, and was
thought to have entirely regained Jiis
health. He had been working particu
larly hard rince his return on several ar
ticles which he was writing for Phila
delphia papers, but his most intimate
friend? saw no indications ot Ill-health.
He tookdinner Wednesday evening at Uie
hotclincompany with PostmasterGordonof
Chicago, Mr. Stevens of Buffalo, N. Y.,
and a Mr. Hill ot Syracuse, N. Y , and he
appeared particularly bright and well.
During the evening he drank two bottles
of ginger ale and shortly after 10 o'clock
went to Ids room.
About 2 o'clock he called a bell boy, tell
ing him he was not feeling well. The boy
notificd Mi. Cochran, who went to his
loom and found him suffering from cramps
or a like stomach trouble. Mr. Cochran
insisted on calling a physician, but Mr.
Cooke said he did not need one Af tervom
lUng slightly he said he felt much better.
He remarked that ginger ale nearly always
upset his stomach, and that he was sorry
he had taken it.
Mr. Cochran left the room shortly after 2
o'clock, and Mr. Cooke then declared he
was feeling all right. This was thu last
time he was seeit alive.
Postmaster Charles W. Gordon, who was
a particular friend ot the deceased Con
gressman, at once telegraphed the sad news
to the mother and sister of the dead man
lu Chicago. He also notified Mr. Cooke's
law partner. Major Henry I). Beam Posl
master Gordon will return to Chicago with
the Congressional committee having charge
nf the body, and will be present at the
Representative Cooke was born in Cas
cade, Dubuque county, Iowa, In 1849, .and
was educated In the common schools or
Cascade and at the High School in Du
buque. Afterward he came to Washing
ton and studied law at Columbian Univer
sity, receiving the degree of bachelor of
He was admitted to Uie liar in this city
in 1873, and also at Dubuque and Chicago
thesamcyear. He practlcedlaw in Chicago
with success, and was elected a member
of the Illinois legislature In 1882.
He waselectedtotheFif tv-fourth Congress
fiom tLe "North Side district" of Chicago,
and was re-elected to the Fifty-fifth
Congress for another term, which he v.-as
serving at the time of his death.
The news of the Congressman's death
was a shookto Ms colleagues attheCapitol,
among whom he was very popular. The
House was adjourned ten minutes after
meeting as a mark of respect.
Representative Foss of Illinois announced
the death of his colleague in a few words
and the following committee wasappolnted
to accompany the remains to Chicago: Rep
resentatives Foss, Prince, Belknap, Hunter
and Moody of Illinois, Updegraff of Iowa,
Bailey of Texas and Dcnnison of Arkan
sas. The sergcaufc-at-arms of the -House took
charge of the remains and will make the
funeral arrangements. Yesterday afternoon
the body was taken to an undertaking
establishment and prepared for burial.
It will be taken to Chicago on the 10:50
o'clock Pennsylvania limited -express to
day. ON THE LINES OF A MACKEREL.
A Craft Expeoted to .Make JFjfty
Miles an .Hour.
New York, June 24. A craft built on
the lines of a mack ere d "was today hauled
ont of a -shed of the Morgan Iron Works
here, and taken toward the East River,
preparatory to launching. The designer
of the boat Is Capt. Tllndt, of this city.
He would tell nothing about -her, but
it is understood that he -believes she
is going to -eclipse every marine upeed
record, asd that he designed her to do
Fifty tcPeixty miles an -hour 1b said
to Ae Jbw Beeed Which she is expected
Kvery One May ilace Im
pllclt Confidence In, mid
FeeFsufeJn Consulting .
1411 Penna. Ave, Adj. WlHard' Hotel.
UF.CAUSE lie Hasan established practice
In en's city; ne uas-'a reeoru or overlive
years' unquestioned and phenomenal suc
cess in Washington.
BECAUSE his work is professional, clean,
holiest, respectable, skillful, and success
ful. He bus earned' lor himself a pro
fessional and business reputation v.-litcu
he could not arford to compioimse by treat
ing any one uuiuiriy or by failure to
fulfill all promises,
BECAUSE all patients arc honestly and
conscientiously advised regarding their
case from tlie stare. lus work and
methods are hoborible. .scientific, and
absolutely Tree riom deception
Mr. C. S. ItUSSELiL.. A
clesk in one of tlie largest
shoe stores in tne cny,
and wlio resides at lfcUfci
U ibtrtiot, .gives an almost
'1 haVe been." said Mr.
Rueit.tto tlie writer, 'ar
nicted with constipation,
dyspepsia, and nervous de
bility tor beverat years,
trembling on the slightest
excitement, ana suiieriim
great mental ami' physical agony. What
l ate depress d Jne; in fact, it Just laid
in my stoiiiacn itnd rotted. My bowels
never moved without artificial aid, and
this, you can Imagine, was very annoying.
After consulting several physicians with
out receiving auy benefit, I was induced
to go to Dr. Walker by a frieiid whom
1 knew ne cured Now, aftdr three weeks'
treatment, my stomach and bowels have
entirely regained their1 former strength,
and the nerouaness and trembling, which
almost incapacitated me rrom my work,
has completely ceased."
$5,00 A MONTH
Is the highest fee charged medicines
Daily office hours, 10 to 5; Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, till
8 p. m.; Sunday, 10 to 12.
'-CoreSl,LlATlOi FREE. -SSi
INVESTIGATING- THE BIDS
Contractors Considering Award of
House JJIail Contract.
PostmnMer MclSlrny Sayn Work
Must Go Only to n Personally
The bids for carrying the mall for the
House of Representatives were opened
yesterday by Postinaster McElroy, of the
House, when the following were found
to be the names of tlie bidders and the
amounts of the bids:
Charles E. Springman, $2,000; E. G.
Wheeler, $2,010; F. S. Youug, $2,073;
C. B. Grace, $1,600; C. W. and E. H.
Terry, $2,100; John Keunedy, $1,904;
Joseph A. Blendon, $2,075.
The award lias not been made yet.
Mr. McElroy raid last night that he
would investigate the financial competency
of eacli bidder, irrespective of the bonds
men to be offered. Last year, ho suld,
there were a great many bidders, and a
number of them on InvestigaUon were
ignored because they were not regarded
as worthy bidders. Mr. McElroy said that
it did not follow that because Mr. 0. B.
Grace, for inuanco, had put in the lowest
bid, that tliat'fttct entiUed him to the
contract. The postmaster said that he had
until the lstpf Julytonake theawaid.and
that there wasno especial hurry about it.
Some of thOfOther;b.idders aie alto de
sirous that all of the circumstances of
the bids and bidders be made known to
them- Mr. C. E. Sprii)gmau, the highest
bidder, said last night that he and Mr.
Wheeler would call.-on the postmaster
today and get all the desired informa
tion. Theli object, Mi;. Springman said,
is lo get all tle fact, and if the lowest
bidder Is not responsible, or the next
lowest, then th,o award should 1 made
to others. They also, jwlsh to find out
if all the hiddef.s put. In bids bona fide.
The present .holder ,of the contract is
Mr. John Kennedy, n
WAGNEIPS BIG CLAIMS.
Sues the Adums Express Company
for a Fabulous Sum.
Harrison Wagner, for the third time, yes
terday Instituted a suit against tlie Adams
Express Company for $1,869,380. the
amount ot a series of judgments which
he claims to have recovered by suits be
fore JustlcaP. Haynes.of Frederick coaaty,
Md. Of these suits the plaintiff claims
tuat theie were 11,000 separate and dis
tinct, each for $100, and that they were
tried before Judge Hayncsin September,
1895, AdanxsExpress Companynot appear
ing and judgment going to defendant by de
fault. The first of these suits of Mr Wagner's
was entered in the District court in
1881, the case being dismissed by the
judge as without foundation, as was als6
done the second time suit was insti
tuted. Tlie Adams Express Company say the
man is simply a crank, laboring under
the hallucination that they owe him
this f;ibulous sum, and they refuse to
take any serious notice of him.
TRIED TO END HIS THOUBLES.
Frank O'jSeal, Supposed to Be a
Carpenter, Swallows Ether.
Frank T. O'Neal, twenty years of age,
attempted suicide about 10 o'clock last
night near First and V streets northwest,
by drinking four ounces of ether. He
was taken to Freedrnan's Hospital, where
he still lies In an unconscious conditon,
though the physicians believe that he wiU
finally recover. . -
The man who Is supposed to be a car
penter, has not been steadily employed, and
is thought to have had other troubles
which led him to attempt his life. His
name does riot appear in the directory, and
his home is not luiown.
He was stUl unconscious at a lato
hour this morning.
Bicycle "Polo at River View.
One of the features of the excursion
given yesterday to .River View by the
Caledonian Club were the bicycle polo
games between tbe Eclipso and JBlue
Grass teams. The EcUpse team won the
first game by a score of 3 .to 1. The
second game, which-was for the D. 0.
clmmpjonship, was also won by the
Eclipse team, tin extra inning being
necessary, the score standing 2 to 2 at
the close of the allotted timo. There
were a number of Tnlx-iips, but fortunately
none of the players were injured. Mr
It. JAT Rhine officiated as referee, and
Messrs. CoUlns and Murdock were goal-keepcre-
The -teams are composed of T.
J. "Reed and H. 4A. Dodge, Eclipse, and
M. Baker and .j!HaineB, Hue Grass.
"Sale ot Thoroughbreds.
BheepsheadBa3frBaee Track, June 24.
Twenty-one Jiead. of yearlings from the
Beaumont stock were sohl in tbe paddocks
today. The star,;of tijp, sale was a bay
colt by-Imp. OdeiiTlctoiinc.a full brother
to the crack -tbTee-year-old Ornament,
which J. S. Curtis secoted for $10,100. r
GRADUATES OF ST. JOHN'S
Brilliant Commencement Exer
cises at Lafayette Theater.
FATHER STAFFORD'S ADDRESS
A Rotable JEvent Ju the College
History PutrouizeU by Society.
Prizes uud Medals Awarded by
Attorney Geiie,ml aiclvemiu The
Graduates, and Their Orations.
The thirty-first graduating class of St.
John's College held its commencement yes
terday afternoon at o'clock in the
Lafayette Square Opera House. From
orchestra lo pit, every seat In the house
was filled with the friends of the college
drawn thither by the anticipation ot the
ufiial good .music and good oratory which
have always cluiracterized tlie closing ex
erclses of this popular institution.
The occasion wus quite a society event
and in the boxes were many ot the leading
society folks of the Capital. Upon the
stage were seated Ihe pupils and graduates
and with them a number ot prominent
men, invited guests of tlie day. Prominent
umong lhee gentlemen were Attorney Gen
eral MeKenna.l'rof.A. P.Montague, Pror.
M. F. Eagan, Jtev. Dr. Qulnn, i)r Greeu,
Rev. Dr. Shayne, Rev. N. P. Smith, Prof.
Shea and Rev. J. G. Kent.
The exercises began vith an overture
by tlie orchestra, followed by a medley of
John J. Bro'-nan, '98, was the first
orator His subject. "The Shakespeare of
Novelists.' was splendidly delivered. In
an eloquent manner he leviewed the field
of Euelish fiction, commenting upon the
atyle and effectlveneos of tlie various
authors wlio have taken preminen.ee in the
world of letters. Upon the works of tin
gre;it Scotch author be beatowed his high
Bernard F. Rover followed with "Re
llgiuusArt audits Latent Exponent" Mr
Rover touched upon the work of Raphael
and his cotiteuiixiraries, and then plunged
into the discussion of his subject, telling
in a sucanct style the story or Overbeek,
the famous German master. He referred
to the wonderful manner in which thisone
man's paiutings arfected the art world
or his titnc, and the influence which he
has exercised eeu upon latter day art.
After the playing of the intermezzo from
"Cavalieria Rustlcana," the degree of
bachelor of arts wus conferred upon Messrs
Leo I' Harlowe, Edward Scanlaa,and Ed--ward
- After the rendition of Sousa's "El
Capitan," the baccalaureate orations were
heard. Leo P.Harlowedeliveredanearnesi
and polished address upon "Pessimism,
and Its Modern Interpreters."
The subject of Edward Scanlan's oration
was "Our American Zeitgeise."
Father Stafford then addressed the
student and their friends. Eeginning by
a eulogy upon the college of which the
orator boasted "he was proud to declare
in public he owed a debt of gratitude,'
Father Stafford spoke of the work of that
famouf- scholar and philanthropist. Las
eel! e. Feelingly he referred to the sacri
fices which that great man and the tiny
band of his followers made in the interests
of human advancement, and how the
weak and wavering little society had
grcwu in might and made its power in
doing good felt in every land. "These
were truly nobl men," he said, "recognized
not oven as ministers, yet enduring all the
hardships of priesthood they labored in
the common chum; of God and education."
Then warming unto his discourse and
becoming more eloquent as he progressed,
the speaker look up the question that a
collegiate education unfitted a man for
the buMness of life. In a scathing manner
he held up the principles of the utilitarians,
alleging that with most of these men there
was but one ambition that ot acquiring
wealth He paid a tribute to the teachings
ot Plato and Socrates, which, though for a
Jong while were regarded In the light of
dreams, nevertheless have been handed
down to ii." to become a source or pleasure
and consolation Utilitarians say that a
collegiate education unfits a man for the
real affairs of life, and that If he intends
to pursue a business career lie must unlearn
most of the knowledge he lias acquired
there. These men see but one object in
life that ot growing rich. Every prin
ciple, it necessary, must be sacrificed for
the accomplishment ot that end. A young
man must obtain money honestly, If pos
siblebut he must obtain it.
But there are tilings in life which are
of far greater event than the enjoyment of
sordid riches. There is the pleasure of the
educated mind, trained to appreciate the
truths and beauties of life. It is said
that a college education gives man an
ideal training, but is that not desirable,
even If Mich -were true? It all the world
bad been utilitarian in its doctrines, where
would we Jook for the grand examples of
heroism and fidelity? Every sister who
has devoted her life to the alleviation of
suffering, every brother who has con
secrated himself in tbe service-of education,
every martyr who has poured forth his
life blood for truth and the good of
humanity has taught us that there arc
grander things in life than the mere en
joyment ot meat and drink, that there
is another, a grander and nobler existence
which follows this, and which all men
Every man who sacrifices his own inter
ests in the service of his friends asserts
the existence and the belief of this
Everything that has raised and elevated
humanity has been actuated by Ideal
motives. Inspired by the supreme power.
Continuing. Father Stafford said that St.
John aimed to unite the real and ideal;
that such a -union was represented by the
incarnation. Then turning to the graduates
ho spoke to them In a most kindly manner
of their future life and" the chances they
were apt to encounter In the struggle in
which they would be soon engaging.
After the close of Father Stafford's
oration Attorney General McKenna awajd
ed the medals and prizes to their bright and
deserving winners as follows:
Pace gold, medal for philosophy, Edward
Scanlon: next in merit, Leo P. Harlow.
The alumni gold medal for Engllshessay,
Aloysius R. Wiggln, class of '98: next in
merit, John J. Brosnan.
The Hume gold medal for mathematics,
John J. Brosnan, class of '98; next In
merit, Bernardin F Rover, class of '98.
Sir. Green's gold medal tor oratory, Arthur
J. Alay. class ot 1900; next In merit, John
Gait gold medal for Latin and Greek,
Arthur J. May; next in merit, George M
Hartnett. This medal la placed this year
in the freshman class.
Lnthrop gold medal for elocution. James
C. Spottswood; ncxt.ia merit, William D
Wheeler. Gold medal for excellence In the first
academic, Daniel Ux; next in merit,
George W. Lucas.
Gold medal for excellence in studies of
the Fccond academic, William D. Wheeler;
next in merit, James C. Spottswood.
Itock Hill College gold medal for Chris
tian doctrine placed in the first academic,
Daniel Llx; next in. merit, Antonio Lauza.
For English studies, a .prize of $15
i awarded to John X Brosnan; and a prize
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T,ECEIVJ2IVS SALE OF LOEB & HIJiSIT ST00K.
At a Great Sacrifice.
"When a receiver is appointed he is required to wind
up affairs as quickly as possible. A lot of desirable
goods have been disposed of, but a large number of fine
goods are left, which the receiver did not think it would
be necessary to sacrifice. But everybody is looking for
bargains and bargains they shall have and the receiver
will sell everything in the store.
Children's Clothing in Great Variety
is included, and you fathers of families can fit your boys
out very advantageously.
Very finest make, plaids
and stripes, newest styles
in finest qua7it3 worsteds ;
SG.50, $7.00 and 58.00 quali
Furnishings, too, at Ridiculous Prices.
We cannot specify everything, but this one item we
mention will show you Tiow we are sacrificing things.
50 dozen Negligee SMrts, all makes, the newest and
prettiest patterns, including a number of the
famous Manhattan Shirts
less than $2. Now
A. G. WOLF,
Loeb & Hirsh, 9" P St
GFfTcEOF TliEBOARD OFJEQUALIZA
tiou and Review Washington, L. C,
June '1'Z, 18U7 In accordance with tbe
provisions of section 11 of the act of
August 14, iay4, a list will be completed
by July l.ia'J", or all real property which
hiialt have become subject to taxation and
which is not now on the tax. list, and a
value arrixed thereon. acc-jrdingtottie rules
prescribed for asse&Mng real estate. This
Uat will lueludcali new structures and addi
tions to or Improvements or old .structures
or over ?5()0 in value which have not been
lieretolore asesed. This oflice should be
notiried as to the removal or destruction
or any structure since the last assessment
,ln order tliat the same may be deducted
from the valuation ii it now stands on the
taxllst Complaints as to said a.ss'.-siiientd
can only be heard and determined between
the first and third Mondays or July, lti'JT
MATTHEW TRIMBLE, Chairman.
DKXTISTEr done on weekly and monthly
payments; crown and bridge work a
specialty. IIi. T- W. STCBBLEFiELD.
11th and F eta ; over Mertz'4 Drug Store.
of $1 0 awarded to Bernardin F. Hover, by
thv professor of English in St. John's
TU13 MILLEK LYNCHING.
Tlio Negro Attempted an Assault
on u Little Girl.
Eddyville, Ky., June 24. The men who
took part In last night's lynching of Sam
Miller, the negro fiend, were many of
them friends and neighbors of J. U- Withers,
who is one of the best known residents of
The negro's crime was an attempted as
sault upon the five-year-old daughter of
Withers' last Tuesday. Miller had been
employed by Withers to saw cordwood. The
child was left alone with tlie negro. When
the family returned the little girl was
crying. Withers went in hot pursuit of
the negro and found him in the village
streets Tuesday ulght. He drew his knife
and attempted to plunge it into Miller,
who suceeded in making his escape.
When the town learned the true state
of afairs, the men gathered a posse and
bloodhounds were employed. Yesterday
the animals succeeded in capturing the
black brute. Officers who were with the
posse took charge of the negro and asked
all that The law be allowed to take its
When Miller was returned to this place,
however, the feeling -was so intensely
bitter that there was danger of a lynch
ing in broad daylight. The authorities
secured a buggy, and, putting the prisoner
in It, they drove to Princeton, Ky.,
where Miller -was safely lodged in Jail.
His removal only angered the ciowd
THE VETERANS PARADE.
Ten Thousand Confederates March
Through Nashville's Streets.
Nashville, Tenn., June 24. Ten thousand
Confederate veterans were In the pro
cession which moved through some of the
principal streets here today and 50,000
people saw the parade. The procession,
of -which Gen. W. H. Jackson, of Ten
nessee, was chief marshal, formed on
Broad street and moved to the Yander
bllt College campus, where it disbanded.
The sponsors for the Southern States
and their maids of honor rode in hand
somely decorated carriages.
Circus Off to Bultiuiore.
The Wallace Brothers circus gave the
concluding performance ot its engagement
here last night to a very large audience,
the next engagement being in Baltimore.
Anions the spectators were a number of
newsboys, who enjoyed the performance
us only such industrious and sympatheUc
people can. Not the leasE part of their
enjoyment of the evening was that they
were in on complimentaries and wore
not obliged to get in under the canvas.
Congressmen and Their Clerks.
To the Editor of The Times:
During the Fifty-third Congress a law
was enacted providing for clerks to Sen
ators and Representatives at an annual
salary of $1,200. That law is being
repeatedly violated or there is a loophole
in It by which members can evade it, for
very few of them ever pay their clerks the
full salary, a condition which should he
remedied. I know It to he a fact, from
experience and hearsay, that but few of
the members ever pay their clerks the full
nalary which is appropriated for that
specific putpose. I know that some ot tlie
members make their wives their clerks,
while some do their own work, and the
majority pay only from $5 to $10 per
week for clerk hire and the balance goes
for their own private use. The memhers
certify that they have a clerk, sign a
certificate to that effect, accept the $100
each month, and pay their clerks only a
very small portion, about $30, while,
they pocket from $00 to $70 each month
which rightly belongs to the clerk. It Is
only in the House that this Is done, form
the Senate the anangymect is diffqrent.
The clerks are appointed by the Senators
and sworn in by the officers ot the Senate
II SERGE SUITS.
Magnificently made half
lined ; extra quality serge,
$10.00 and $12.00 qualities,
not a Shirt worth
THOMAS DOWlLsG & CO., AucUoneer
' Ola is btreet northwest
TEUSTEES SALE OF AN UNDIVIDED
O.VE-FOKTY-NINTH INTEREST IN
VALUABLE KliAL ESTATE IN
VASm.UTO.. D. C
Hv virtue of a decree passed April IM.
lauT.ln equ.ty cause -No. 17906, supreme
court District or Columbia, entitled Cohen
et al. vs. William C. Hauptrnan et al.,the
undersigned trustee will offer for sale at
public auction at the auct.ou looms of
Thomas Dowling, .No. 012 E street nortli--west,
on TUESDAY, THE 6TH DAY OF
JXTL1'. AT 12 O'CLOCK M., the Interest
of William C. Hauptrnan Ju the north 28
feet front on Eleventh street by depth of
lot 5, square 348; the east 17 feet front
on C street by the depth of original lot 4.
square 2U4; lot 15 and the north 3 feet 4
inches rront on Tweirth street of lot 14
in .Robert Brent's recorded subdivision of
square 383 , as recordedin Book N. K-.page
201; lots 45, 54 and 78 In T. Franklin
Schneider's subdivision of square 482, aa
recorded in Book 17, page 122, and in all
other parecls of land, if any, In the Dis
trict of Columbia, or which Francis E.
Hauptrnan died seized.
Terms of sale- All cash. A deposit of
5200 to be made at the time of sale.
Terms of sale to le complied with -within
ten days, otherwise property may be re
sold at risk and cost of defaulting pur
chaser. Conveyanciug at purchaser's cost.
FREDERICK L SIDDOXS .Trustee,
Washington Loan and Trust Building.
THOMAS DOWLING i CO., Auctioneers.
012 E St. IXW.
TRUSTEES' SALE CF TWO VALUABLE
LOTS ON THE I'ALISADES OF THE
POTOMAC, CONDUIT ROAD, D. C By
virtue oT a certain deed or trust, dated ttie
thirteenth 13th day of November, A. D.
1892, and duly recorded in Liber So. 1769,
Foho 3C5 et seq.. one of the land records
of the District or tuluubta, and at tha
request or the -parties secured thereby,
we will sell at public auction in front of
the premises on THUKoDA Y. the 8th day
of JULY, 1807, at G o'clock p. m., all
those certain pieces or v xceia or land and
premises situated hi Uk tuaty of Wash
ington, District or 1 tilt .tbia, and known
and designated as tokluw. to-wiu Lou
numbered eight aod nine i), m block
numbered eight 8. m a subdivision made
by Edward B. Cottrell ami Jacob 1. Clark,
trustees, of lot three 3 and part ot
lot two (2), In White Havea-ror tne Pali
sades or the Potomac Land Improvement
Company, as such subdivision is recorded
In county book 7, page 03, lu the office of
the surveyor of tne District or Columbia,
Terms of Sale Lot eight (8) to be sold
subject to a prior trust of five hundred
(5500 dollars and 0 per cent interest
rrom October 4, 1805, tlie amount realized
over and above this amount to be paid In
cash; lot nine f 0) one-third cash and the
balance in one and two years, the de
terred payments to be represented by the
notes of the purchaser, bearing Interest;
at the rate of six. 1 0) per centum per annum
from day of sale, payable semi-annually
and secured by Hrst deed or trust on the
pioperty sold, or all cash, at the option
of the purchaser. All conveyancing, re
cording and notarial fees at purchaser's
cost. A deposit or $100 on each lot
wilL be required at time or sale, and if
terms of sale are not complied with
within ten days rrom day or sale the
tnihtees reserve the right to re-sell the
property at the risk and cost or default
ing purchaser, after sueh public advertise
ment as they may deem proper and neces
sary. WM. E. LEWIS. Trustee.
JOSEPH E. HURST, Trustee.
NEWTON In loving remembrance a
WILLLVM E. NEWTON, who was drownet
June 24. 1806.
Little Willie was our darling;
Pride of all our hearts at home;
But an angel came and w-hnpered.
Angel Willie, do come home.
It BY HIS MOTHER.
WILLIAMS Thursday. Juno24.atl0UJC
o'clock a. m., PERCY F. WILLIAMS, aged
7 months and 18 days, son of Samuel F.
and Lizzie E. Williams.
Funeral at residence. 1140 y st. nw.. 3
p. in. it
SONGSTER Dr. T. GUY SONGSTER,
of Washington, D. C, in Philadelphia,
Notice ot funeral hereafter; lt-cra
DONOHUE On Wednesday, June 23.
1807 , at 4 o'clock a. m., MOKUAN DONO
HUE, aged sixty-eight years, at his son-in-law's
residence, toy fourteenth street
Funeral will take place tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'cloCK. Baltimore papers please
FRANZON1 On Thursday, June 24,
18U7, at 0 o'clock a. m., JOHN C. FKAN
ZOiNl. in xne cignty-rirst year or his age,
at tne residence or his son, 008 Massachu
setts avenue northwest.
Funeral services on Saturday morning at
10 o'clock. xt-ein
j. yvTUZ.TAjaa. lee.
332 Tn. Are. N. V
First-elnss service. 'Phone, 13S3.
and their names are placed upon the pay
roll and they themselves draw their salary.
Why shouldn't this be done in the House as
well? It is nothing but right; and yet the
laembera receive and indorse the checks,'
secure the money, and pay out only what
portion they see fit. Certifying to a false
claim, obtaining money from the Govern
rient under false pretenses, is nothing mora
nor less than stealing so much .money from
the Government every month. I should
think those ding this are liable to pros
ecution. If it is legally right, it Is cer
tainly morally wrong, and should be legally
wrong. Congress beingln sesiJononly about
six months en an average during a termot
two years, these members pocket hundreds
of dollars which lightfully belong to their
clerks. Is it right?.. A CLERK-