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THJ5 MMS, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, SEBTOMBER" 19, 1898.
MISS WINNIE DAVIS DEAD
She Passed Aivay at Rarra
gansett Pier Yesterday.
THE BELOVED OE THE SOUTH
Jlnlarinl GaxtrJtiM the Cnaxc or the
. Death of tlie "JDmijrliter of the
Confederacy," Ue Second Dmijli
ter of Es-VreKident Duvlt. She
Wns a "Writer of Great Talent.
Providence, R. T., Sept. 18. Miss Winnie
Davis, daughter of Jefferson Davis, and
so widely known and beloved by the
Southern States of the United States as
the "daughter of the Confederacy," died
at noon today, at the Rockingham Hotel,
Narragansett Pier, to -which place the
came as a guest in the early weeks of
tie Pier's social season.
She had been ill for several weelcs and
a fortnight ago her ailment was diagnos
ed as malarial gastritis.
airs. Davis had watched unremittingly
at her daughter's bedside, but the physi
cian In attendance reports that she is
holding up with great calmness and no
fears are at present entertained that sha
will succumb to the strain.
2Iiss Varnia Ann Davis, generally
known as Miss "Winnie" Davis, the sec
ond daughter of Jefferson Davis, ex-pres-tdent
of the Southern. Confederacy, was
born in Richmond, "Va., June 27, 1SS1. She
was affectionately titled In the South
"the daughter of the Confederacy."
After tho war was concluded the Davis
family visited Canada, Cuba, various
parts of the South, and Europe, and then
settled In -Memphis, Tenn., where Mits
"Winnie remained until 1877. lit that year
she went to Carlsruhe, Germany, to re
main five years. She then went to Paris
and there attended boarding school,
leaving Paris with her parents. They re
turned to New Orleans, La., where, in
the following Spring-, Miss Davis made
ber entree into society.
The family was afterward invited to
Alabama and were received there with
great distinction. They extended their
tour to Atlanta, Ga., and it was there
that Gov. Gordon presented Miss Davis
to the people as the "daughter of the
Miss "Winnie was sent to Paris shortly
afterwards by her physician's .advice and
was lying ill there at the time of her
father's death. On her return she made
her home at Beauvoir. Miss., the family
residence, since 1S79.
Miss Davis recently gave evidence of
literary talent of a high order, contribut
ing to a number of periodicals.
DENOUNCES TEIS COTJNTSY.
TIi Major of Vera Cruz Sym
Iini'hisre.s AVIth Spain.
Many Mexicans are still avowing openly
their sympathy for Spain, according to
reports received in this city. On iabt
Saturday the national memorial day of
the Mexican nation, when th monu
ments to the soldiers who fell in the Mex
ican war with the Unit2d States anr. the
graves of their heroes were decorated,
the mayor of Vera Cruz, a Sptniarl by
birth, took occasion to denoiii.ee ihe
"United States by reciiling the war lc
tween this country and Mexico, fifty
years ago. It was but right, he said,
that the sympathy of the Mexicans
should be with Spain in her unequal
struggle against the superior power of the
"We are of the same race,' he said.
"We speak the same language. The jhm
ple of the- United States are ns much
foreign to us as if they were on ihe con
tinent of Europe. Our customs and man
ners are those of the people who speak
the Spanish language. Mexicans too,
must not forget the injustice which the
republic on the north imposed upon this
country. We should remember it todav
more than ever before. The Am Titans
are for the most part of the Anglo-Savon
race, and as such are opposed to the
Latin race, consequently we must stand
together as brothers.
"The United States in an unequal strug
gle against Mexico deprived us of a 'arge
part of our valuable territory. It is now
engaged in doing tfie same thing to our
mother country Spain. She has made a
noble defense of her rights, but no less
so than did the brave Mexicans whose
memory we commemorate today. The
United States sent against us 125,000 well
armed and equipped men, yet we fought
them manfully and contested to the Ir.st
every Inch of territory which they sought
to wrench from us.
"Mexicans made a much better fight for
their rights than did the Spaniards. Cuba
should never have been given up without
a more desperate struggle. The Unite!
States sent to Cuba but a little more
than 17,000 soldiers, and at least one-third
of them were sick at all times in the hos
pitals. But what a spectacle we have!
The whole island of Cuba surrendered be
cause of the presence of this mere hand
ful of soldiers. We have 300 marines
landing alone on the shores of Cuba and
planting the flag of the United States,
and yet there are 200.000 tried and sea
soned Spanish soldiers in Cuba who per
mit that, and who have made little or no
resistance to the Intervention of the
"We see a Spanish general surrendering
his army, his arms, and his territory with
only a feeble resistance. We see a cap
tain general in tears because of the loss
of Spain's most valuable colony, and we
see the greatest of Spanish admirals
taken prisoner while endeavoring to es
cape in his underclothes, and all of them
signing agreements, save one brave man.
to be paraded before the American pub
lic and taken to Annapolis.
"Had the Mexicans in 1S4S had no force
to contend against greater than has
Spain in this Spanish-American war,
Mexico would still be sovereign over a
large territory which is now in the Amer
ican Union, and the Rio Grande would
not form the boundary between the two
countries. Tet we must ever regard tie
friendship of Spain as something to be
prized, and look with caution upon things
emanating from American sources."
"We can wash. We can handle large
pieces, because we have the mschinery
to do 5o, and our "help are EXPliRTS at
the business. Lace Curtains, Linens and
Bedwcar have, our especial atUntioru We
send them home to you with a "new
ness" that will certainly please you.
Cor. 6th and C Sts. N. W.
ARMIES OF OCCUPATION.
Numerical Strength of Garrlaon
Force In Decided Upon.
As the result of a conference between
the President. Acting Secretary Melkle
John, and Gen. Miles, it has been decided
that the armies' of occupation for the
new possessions-shall be:
For Porto Rico, 12,000 troops; for Cuba,
50.003; for the PhLippines, 20,003, and 3,000
.LAfter some discussion it was agreed
that the four armies of occupation should
bp made up of both regulars and volun
teers. -. The forces to bo sent to Hawaii
and Manila will consist almost entirely
of Infantry, while the armies for Cuba
and Porto Rico will embrace cavalry, ar
tillery, infantry, engineers, and signal
The Seventh and Eighth Cavalry, which
have been stationed in the West, and
were not engaged in the war with Spain,
will be sent to Cuba and Porto Rico.
They will Ce relieved at the western out
posts by the Second and Ninth Cavalry,
which regiments were in the thick of
the fight at Santiago.
The fighting Twenty-fourth Colored In
fantry, which lost so many ofllcers and
men at EI Caney, will be sent to Fort
Douglas, Utah, and will not be required
to go abroad again unless a serious
The order sending the Twenty-four In
fantry to Fort Douglas is regarded us a
victory for Gen. Miles over the War
Department otlicials, who had decided
that the colored regiment should be em
ployed as part of the army of occupation
A high compliment was paid the Twenty-fourth
by Col. Ward. In announcing
the order for their transfer to Utah, he
"The Twenty-fourth has demonstrated
that negroes make as good soldiers as
whites. These men cannot be surpassed
for bravery. They stood to their work
at Santiago like men. We have never
had a whimper from the men of the
Twenty-fourth, nor, in fact, from any
of the negroes.
"The members of the Twenty-fourth,
after being literally torn to pieces dur
ing the battle of, Santiago, volunteered
to nurse the yellow fever patients. The
first volunteers, about sixty-five In num
ber, were themselves stricken down by
the disease, and immediately another
lot of the &ame regiment took their place,
and not only cared for their own sick,
but nursed others. The Twenty-fourth
has made a record for itself which will
stand for all time. There are only 300 or
K0 of tho regiment left, the rest having
been killed in battle or died of disease
while endeavoring- to comfort and aid
IHE NEXT CENSUS.
Some PccuHiiritleji Jiotwi in a Re
nin rknblc AVorkr.
The Senate pa.sed a bill introduced by
Mr. Career, of Montana, for taking the
1900 census, and it was referred to the
House Select Committee on the Twelfth
Census for changes In some details. The
next census, to be taken in 1900, though
limited in its scojkj to on enumeration of
tha inhabitants, their interests and indus
tries, and the country's products, is in
so mo other respects likely to be the most
remarkable yet taken by the United
Following the close of the Civil War
there was, of course, a decrease in the
rate of growtti, consequent upon the fa
talities Incurred in, and caused by, the
hostilities In the field and their after
effect. But in 1SS0 the increase was again
SO per cent, and in 1S30 it was 25 p;r cent.
In -the 1S00 census of the United States
there will be shown not only an Increase
in the area of the United States, but
an enormous addition to the non-English
speaking population, and a complete re
adjustment of the foreign-born popula
tion, due partly to annexation, partly to
immigration, and partly to the normal
increase of the elements of population.
In the year 1S&0, by the census of that
year, the number of residents of the
United States bom in the Turkish Empire
was 1.205. By the census of UsSO the num
ber was 1.E30, an increase of 50 per cent
in ten years. Since 1S90, however, there
has bean a large influx of Turkish, Ar
menian, and Syrian immigrants. The last
report of the Treasury Department shows
the number of such immigrants for the
year ending July 1, 1S9S, to have been 4.
275. During the preceding year, ending
July 1, 1S97, the Turkish immigration was
4,732. and there are now. Instead of LSt
Turkish inhabitants of the United States
more than 55.000, a considerable number
of them In the large cities of the country.
By the census of 1SS0 the ratio of Chi
namen to Japanese Inhabitants of ths
United States was about 250 to 1. There
were at that time 104,000 Chinese Inhab
itants and only 400 Japanese. Hostile Fel
eral legislation to the further arrival of
Chinese immigrants practically put an
end to it, and by the census of 1S90 the
Chinese population of the United States
was 106,000, little more than it was ten
years before. The Japanese population
was 2,300. Since 1S90 the effects of the
Japanese-Chinese war have made them
selves evident, and for the fiscal year
ending July 1, 1SSS, the number of Chi
nese newcomers is 2,071 and of Japanese
newcomers 2,230, a preponderance of Ja
panese. In other words, there were more
Japanese new arrivals this year than
there were Japanese residents in the
whole country less than ten years ago.
A still further addition to the country's
Japanese population has been made by
the Hawaii annexation. By the census
of 1SW there were in Hawaii 24,407 Ja
panese inhabitants and 21,010 Chinese in
habitants. The effect of these additions
will be to make, probably, the Chinese
population of the country in 1900 about
I'O.COO and the Japanese population 05,000,
or half as many.
There are in Hawaii, moreover. lo.COy
Portuguese inhabitants, or almost iden
tically the same number as were returned
for the whole United States by the census
of 1S90. The present emigration to this
country from Portugal, though small. Is
steady. It amounts to 1,800 persons a
year, 900 men and boys and 900 women
and girls. By the addition of Hawaii and
by the natural Increase through Immigra
tion, tho Portuguese population of th
country will probably ba three times as
great in 1930 as it was in 1890.
From Italy there Is now an immigra
tion of nearly C0.000 a year.and instead of
14,000 Italians, as were returned in 1SS0.
and 1S2.000 Italian-born residents in 1893.
there are likely to be this year nearly
500,000. In no previous census has the
number of Italian-born residents of the
United States been a material factor. L
will become so in many parts of the
By the census of 1890 there were re
turned in the United States 4,350,030 foreign-born
male adults, of whom 70 per
cent were or had announced their inten
tion of becoming naturalized, and SO per
cent were aliens. Of these aliens, num
bering 1.300,000, about 400,000 could not
speak and could not understand the Eng
lish language. They spoke other lan
guages, and the percentages of such
aliens as could not speak English were
CO per cent in Arizona, CO per cent in
Texas, and 55 per cent in New Mexico
the three political divisions of the coun
try in which chiefly the Spanish lan
guage is spoken. Through the annexa
tion of additional territory to the United
States the number of Spanish-speaking
inhabitants of the country, to be shown
by the Federal census of 1900, will be
greatly increased, and the proportion of
non-English .speaking- aliens will be
largely, though 'ess largely. Increased,
too, in consequence of the fact that Im
migration into the United States from
English-speaking countries has been verv
small during the past ten years.
THE POLICE It AT SEI
No ProgressiSolving the
AT WORK Otf OLD CLEWS
The Failure of the PcrkliiN "Iilcntf
Jlcntiou" IIa- Given the Cnise Its
Initial AHpect Another' Story or a
Strange Girl In the City Some
Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 18. Now that
the body of the unknown woman, which
was taken down 'to Middleboro by Frank
W. Perkins as his ( runaway daughter
Grace Is on Its way back to Bridgeport,
to be burled In the town farm, the police
ore again at work on the old clews and
A description of Ihe body" has been sent
all over the- East- with- the-whope that
somewhero may be found some one who
knows of a missing girl answering to the
After the Perkins fiasco, the Bridge
port police and the coroner will ask for
very strong evidence before they allow
any grief-stricken father to dig up the
Some weeks ago. It is now recalled, a
girl one night came to the door of the
building of the Associated Charities for
Industrial Relief, in Main Street, around
the corner from Gilbert Street. She was
not twenty-live years old. Her nose was
aquiline and across her forehead was a
furrow so peculiar that the matron of
the home, Mrs. David N. Bibblns, noticed
it the moment the girl raised her head.
The girl seemed nervous aiu! careworn
and asked to be cared for for the night.
She objected to being locked In tho
strangers' room, as was the custom of
the home, and went to another institu
tion and finally came back to spend the
The matron did not wake up during the
night, but in the morning" she went to
the strangers' roonj ,aid. .found the girl
sleeping. Not long after the matron went
back to the'Tdom "arid the girl had dis
appeared. Who she was no- one knows,
for tho matron forgot to take her name.
The girl said her parents were daod and
that she had an aunt In Norwalk, some
twelve miles from here.
The matron's husband called at the
morgue when the body was found under
Sea View Avenue bridge and declared
that it must be the body of the young
woman. But when tho Middleboro en
gineer took away . tho body he thought
he had made a mistake.
Now that the body la back again, the
Bibblns think it Is -worth while trying to
find the girl who slept in the strangers'
room and this the police will do.
One interesting thing about the story
Is that Dr. Alice Guilford's home Is just
around the corner from the building
where this unknown girl spent the night,
but, then, at the time the girl was here
Dr. Guilford was out of the State, a fugi
tive and it was not until weeks afterward
that she came back to Bridgeport to live.
The police are still .trying to locate the
KBTJPP ABHOR IS IN EAVOB.
This "Wcelc Tei.s Will' Decide the
In all probability tlie'three new battle
ships for which contracts were awarded
last week will e protected by the new
Krupp armor, experiments with which at
the naval proving station at Indian Head
have demonstrated Its superiority in
toughness and resisting qualities to the
plates treated with the Harvey process.
Until there have been additional trials
of plates to which the Krupp process of
manufacture and treatment have been ap
plied no formal decision will be reached
oy tne ordnance bureau as to what char
acter of armor will be contracted for. The
experts in ordnance matters are satisfied
that tho Krupp armor is superior to the
Harvey, and if the trial that Is to be made
this week of a twelve-inch plate is satis
factory there is- little question that the
department will recommend to Congress
that this variety be purchased.
The greater strength of the new armor
will permit more protection to the new
battleshiDS at nolnts whurn nintoo .,.
taper to not over live inches In thickness,
as at the 'bow and stern of the Indiana
and Kearsarge class.
Capt. O'Neil. the ordnance chief, says
that if this test shows the plate is su
perior to one of the Harvey variety he
will recommend that the new armor be
purchased, although he anticipates that
It will cost more, and Congress may not
be disposed to rrant the Increase in view
of the long controversy which was waged
as tho outcome of prices paid by the Gov
ernment for all armor now on the sides
of Its battleships.
THE AMMUNITION" USED.
Deviey'.s Victory Cot JjS 15.000 in
I'ovrder and Shell.
The ammunition used by Admiral
Dewey In his victorious battle at Manila
cost the American Government less than
$45,000, while the destruction of Cervera's
fleet required about ?1C0,000 worth of pow
der and shell.
Admiral Dewey has reported that he
used during the engagement 157 S-inch.
605 6-inch. 1,957 C-pounders, 1S 3-pounders,
and 1,632 1-pound projectiles.
So far as the reports received by the
naval bureau show 'the ships which par
ticipated In the battle with Cervera's
fleet fired these numbers of rounds from
the guns named:
Brooklyn 100 S-inch, 473 5-inch, 1,200 6
pounders. and 200 1-pounders. Oregon 3G
13-inch, 145 8-Inch. 41 6-Inch,. 1.5G4 G
pounders, and 141 1-pounders. Iowa 31 12
inch, 35 S-lncb, 251 4-lnch, 1.03G G-pounders
and 100 1-pounders. Texas 8 12-inch. 97
6-inch, 400 C-pounders, and 331 1-pounders.
Gloucester 5S9 G-pounders and 7S3 3
pounders. New Tork Two""4-lnch.
The body of a colored infant, apparently about
two dajs old, ua picked up by PjKcirun
Kenny, of the Eighth pne-nct, early veUerday
morninjr. The IkkIv wjs lyinsr in in alley be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth -"strev.-s'""iiorth.
west, and as wrapped up in .in old blanket
t hen foud.
The funeral of Privat? V.'ill-xn T, kelson, of
Company A, First District of Colum'jia Arit,n
toers, who died in the Boston City Ifo.j:tal
Friday, will take place this icorniag .it S-30
o'clock. Solemn high tequicin mass r.ll be
celebrated at St. Patrick's Church liy Jtcv.
Father Stafford. A detachment from Company
A will act as escort to the remains..
Charles E. Bowman and Samuel Jones rc&ime
inrohed in a scrioui quarrel Saturday night over
a pair of trousers. Bovwnan picked up a pair
of bicycle handlebars which were lyinjr near at
hand and struck Jones over the head with them.
Tones was hurried to the Emergency Hospital,
where it was found that hie skull was f-actured,
and a trephining operation was performrd. Bow
man was immediately arrested, and is lecked up
ct Xo. 3 station.
Dr. Henry's Blood 'tea is a
guaranteed cure for malarial trou
bles which people have(Jip contend
with at this time of the vear.
NEWS FROM ALEXANDRIA.
Several Employer! 6t the Mount Ver
non Railway Arrested.
Alexandria, .Va., Sept. 18. The order Is
sued to the police yesterday by Mayor
Simpson to prohibit the Mount Vernon
Railway Company from" standing cars on
Fairfax Street has resulted in several
employes of tho road being summoned
to appear in the police court tomorrow
morning to answer to a churge of violat
ing the city ordinance, in obstructing thu
streets with their trains. When the or
der was issued, the officials of the road
were notified, and were expected to warn
their employes not to block the streets.
Late yesterday evening a train was run
In on Fairfax Street, between King and
Prince, as had been the custom, for some
time, and, was allowed to remain there
until Poljceman Atkinson notified the
crew that, they were vollating the law.
He ordered tho train to be moved, and
summoned the crew In charge to appear
before Mayor Sampson on Monday morn
ing. The Knights Templar of Old Dominion
Commnndcry, of this city, are preparing
to attend th6 twenty-seventh triennial
conclave to beTheld In Pittsburg, Pa., Oc
tober 10 to 14. It Is expected that thero
will be qulto a large representation from
tho commandery of this city, and that
they will be accompanied by a number
of their fa-fends. They have engaged
headquarters at the Hotel Durr, at
Fourth Avenue and Market Street, and
will be entertained on Wednesday eve
ning, October 12, by Pittsburg Comman
dery. A special meeting of the board of po
lice commissioners will be held tomorrow
night, which has been called by the
mayor at the request of Policeman Her
bert Knight Ollicer Knight claims that
he was misrepresented in a recent publi
cation to the effect that he had reported
Chief Webster to the mayor for alleged
dereliction of duty The controversy has
caused considerable interest, and the re
sult of the investigation is anxiously
The funeral .of the Infant child of Frank
Martin took place this afternoon from 112
An interesting meeting of tho Father
Mathc-w Total Abstinence Society was
held this evening In St. Mary's Hall. Two
new members were admitted. A commit
tee was appointed to arrange for a public
lecture and mnslcale to be given in honor
of the birth or Father Mathew, In Octo
ber. The funeral of "Sergt. L. S. Miller, of
Battery K. Fourth Artillery, who died
yesterday morning, took place this after
.noon. The Interment was on the Govern
ment reservation adjoining Fort Sheridan.
Sergt. Miller was a native of Germuny.
He leaves a widow and two children, who
reside at New Alexandria.
Rev. Father O'Leary of Georgetown
University celebrated mass In St. Mary's
Churcb today, owing to the Illness of Rev.
Father McCarty, the acting pastor.
David Gray, colored, was arrested to
day by Policeman Atkinson, charged
with disorderly conduct and fighting.
Yesterday afternoon Nichols Heon. a
Greek, who conducts a. fruit stand on
King Street, near St. Asaph Street, went
to tho grocery store of D. A- Makeley to
settle for purchases made of the grocer.
A dispute arose as to the amount due
Mr. Makeley, and terminated In the lat
ter ejecting the fruit dealer from the
store. In the scufile Heon claims he was
roughly handled. Last night Mr. Make
ley learned that a warrant for his arrest
had been Issued, and shortly before mid
night. In company with a friend, went
to Heon's place of business and sought
an explanation of his action In tho mat
ter. In a comparatively short space of
time, there was a decided fall in fruit.
Bananas, oranges, lemons and peaches
were strewn along the sidewalk for some
distance. James Heon, armed with an
ugly knife, made for Makeley. but was
Intercepted.1 Nicholas Heon then hurled
an Irpn Ice. shaver, "which struck Makeley
over J the rlghV eye, tn'tllctlng a 'terrible
gash. Officers Beach and Dean were at
tracted to T the scene by cries of murder
apd police,' and" placed the participants
under arreW. All were released on col
lateral for their1 appearance in the police
Special services under the auspices of
the Christian "Endeavor Union were held
In the M. it. Church South this afternoon
and evening. ' At 3 o'clock W. W. Doug
lass opened the service and an address
was delivered by Dr. James Lewis Howe,
of Lexington. 'Tonight the song and.
praise service was conducted by Messrs.
Percy Foster, of Washington, and John
W. Lovegrove, of Staunton. W. H. H.
Smith delivered an address, "An Old
Time Consecration Meeting."
Tlie Kvteiiiiiorixcil Transport May
Ite Relltteil fop Service
The extemporized transports now own
ed by the Gqvernment may be trans
formed into first class troopships. Col.
Hecker, chief of the transportation bu
aeru, has consulted with Col. Kimball
and Major Summerhaycs on the subject,
and It has been decided that first that
the- first experiment, If duly authorized,
should be with the Mobile, which has
gone to Cramp's shipyards at Philadel
phia. The other vessels which will probably
be transformed 'are the Mohawk, Missis
sippi, Obdam, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
Boumanla and Manitoba The Rita, the
Panama and the Morton seized from the
Spaniards, will also be refitted.
The Mobile will have accommodations
for 2,500 men.
Henry Inkcriunn "Walker Dnvln.
Paterson, N. J., Sept. IS. Henry Inker
man Walker Davis died on Thursday at a
private sanitarium in this city, of pare
sis, after an illness of a year and a half.
He was born at Downpatrlck, Ireland,
forty-four years ago, and came to this
country when n boy. He was an insur
ance inspector in New York and lived la
Orange, where he was a vestryman of All
Lewis 1j. Hnupt.
Lancaster, Pa., Sept. IS. Lewis L.
Haupt, who was associated with hi?
brother. Gen. Herman Haupt, engineer In
charge of the work for the Army of the
Potomac during the civil war, and whe
was subsequently in the employ of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Har
risburg and Philadelphia as ticket agent,
died at the residence of his son, the Rev.
C. E. Haupt, pastor of Grace Lutheran
Church in this place, last night. He was
seventy-two years old and was president
of the North American Life and Accident
Insurance Company of Philadelphia.
Police Cntnln "William .llonklu,
New York, Sept. IS. Police Captain Wil
liam Meakin, of the Madison Square sta
tion, who had been 111 ten months, died
tonight at his home.
Secretary .Aler has- ordered another in?p-cti n
if Government liorspt ar"l mules at Tampa for
the purpose of, having a larj-.e number ot ihe
animals condemned and sold. This or. itl
be done by .Coil Forfeit II. Hitlmvay, s-pechl
injector, quartcrma'iter's departm."it," V .;
been ordered to proixed .rom hJ3 a-'i-i-'it -n::.n
at Philadelphia, ii Wahintjton. ") C. :j
Tampa, where there .are thousands of uaunt nitric;
waiting to be ofilcwili condemmd in- hems
branded with the letr "O."
Secord LfrutAiant II. S. Howland. of th
Twenty-third Fnitrd States ItcBular Intintry,
and a former Washington newppapsr nun. rpirt
ed at the adjutant swncral's office- yeste dty. H
has bten ordereu to iJhc Philippines, 2nd left la c
last evening iat hU far-away station. Luut".
Howland was 3 'incrrhcr cf the c!tr ft-flf cf -t!
Washington Tmlcs-'iSwrtly before he sreured lik
commission. 1 -t nl
.STAMMERING A BLESSING.
XtJiUintUtt Stood Thin Conductor
in Good Stcnil.
"Stuttering is not always an affliction.
L knowra case in which It was a blessing
in disguise," Thus said a conductor oa
an lncomhtg train. And he continued:
"There was my friend Dan Buck. Ho
hud to whistle before he could ask a man
for his. iure. He used to carry a slato,
and when he got mad he would write his
cuss words on the slate and hand it to
the man he was mad at. He saved time
by it. Dan had a run out of Chicago of
about 200 miles. His train picked up
sleeplrig- carfi at some cross line in Wis
consin when he was coming into Chicago.
It was Dan's place to take up tickets in
the sleeper, but there his duty stopped.
It was the business of the sleeping- car
conductor and his partner to see that
their passengers were put off at the sta
tions for which they were ticketed. One
day Dan found a doctor in the sleeper
who had a ticket for the third station
ahead. Dan told the porter, and had no
occasion to return to the sleeper unt" the
station was sighted. To make sure that
the doctor would not miss his place, for
the doctor's mission was one of life or
death, Dan went back to the coach. His
passenger was not there. He made signs
to the porter, who explained that he had
put the man off at the la-it station. The
porter had so understood the conductor.
"Dan sat down and filled- both sides of
the slate with everything he could think
of that was mean. But when he handed
the slate to the porter the latter said he
couldn't read slate writing. That made
Dan madder, and he broke the slate over
the donkey's head.
"The doctor sued, the company, of
course, for $5,000; they never sue for less.
Tho- company, after looking Into the case,
laid Dan off for sixty days. He didn't
know what tho time was. He Just knew
he iiad a lay-off. He called on the super
intendent to explain more fully, but was
too slow In getting his mouth off, and
that gave the superintendent a chanco to
ouss Dan black and blue. Dan never got
in a word, and when the superintendent
got through it was time to close the shop
and Dan had to make a train which car
ried him home.
"Dan was about forty days getting his
mouth in condition so as to tell the su
perintendent what he thought of him,
when he got a note one day to take his
'old run, and Inclosed in the notification
was a voucher for forty days' pay. So
you see it isn't always the fellow who
caa say a thing quick that gets there."
A BEPOBTEB HOLDS COTJBT.
His Burleiuiiie Trial of Cliinaiuea
Accuiied of JIarder.
During the negotiations between Ger
many and China for a cession of territory
on the part of the latter and the appoint
ment of a commission to take testimony
In the case of the murdered German mis
sionaries, Mr. Eugene Wolf, correspond
ent of the Berliner Tageblatt, was trav
eling through the Celestial Empire. He
managed to get some facts in regard to
the massacre, and proceeded south to
the province of Chan-Toung. When he
reached Tschu Ja he called upon tho
German provicar, or chief of the mission
aries. Pastor Freydanemetz, who gave
him all the details. The correspondent,
assuming an air of authority, told him
that he was charged by the German
government to clear up the affair. The
provicar said that the local authorities
had arrested thirteen Chinamen, and
that he Tvas not sure that among them
there was a single one really implicated
In the massacre.
Thereupon Mr. Wolf took It Into his
head to Improvise a court and to try the
prisoners himself. He was aided by the
provicar, a man of little experience, who
acted as Interpeter. Through him he
compelled -the mandarin to send for the
accused In their prison. Then Mr. Wolf,
acompanled by hlj dog, which he calls
Herr von Schuster, and the provicar.
made his solemn entree Into tho court
room, where the- mandarin awaited him.
The journalist immediately took the high
est chair and made his dog take the chair
on his right. To the provicar he assigned
tho chair on the left, and to the mandarin
the fourth chair
According to a letter sent to tho Ger
mania by Pastor Stenz. of the Congrega
tion of the Divine Word, in the province
of Chang-Toung, the mandarin asked Mr.
Wolf for his ctedentlals. But the jour
nalist, knowing perfectly well the sort of
man he had to deal with, simply exhib
ited a folded paper, and In a tone which
tolerated no reply ordered the court to be
Opened and the- accused to be summoned
to the bar. The proceedings commenced
and the following is a specimen of what
took place, according to Pastor Stenz:
"Mr. Wolf to the mandarin Say, old fel
low, I have eomc here to find out how
jou are getting along with this case. The
ambassador Is very angry with you. Ht
heard that you were a very learned man.
and consequently bad great hopes of you.
lie gave me the names of the real assas
sins, and now he wants you to have them
arrested as quickly as possible. I have
found out that the accused parties are
"Mandarin That is not possible. They
have admitted their guilt. Guilty or not.
they will be executed.
"Mr. Waif Not by a jugful, old fellow.
If they are Innocent they must be dis
The prisoners when brought before thu
bar presented a pitiable appearance, with
their dirty clothes, the chains that were
gnawing their limbs and the evidence of
the tortures which had been inflicted up
on them to force a confession. Mr. Wolf,
during their examination. learned
through the interpreter that debtors or
creditors had denounced some of them
from motives of vengeance, while the
others had been arrested merely to please
the German government. It did not re
quire a very long examination by Mr.
Wolf to convince him that there was no
case whatever against the prisoners. Not
only were tho unfortunate men innocent,
Uut they had not even heard of the as
sassinations for which they were about to
The journalist listened with paternal
solicitude to their protestations of Inno
cence and at the end of each one's story
"You arer discharged. You may now
After having held court like a judge on
circuit, Mr. Wolf saluted the manadrin
and the chief of the missionaries, mount
ed his horse, and trotted away, followed
by his faithful four-footed companion,
Herr von Schuster. Then he contlnued
his trip through China as a simple re
porter. Without his intervention and the
proceedings of his court the unfortunate
Chinamen would all have lost their
Mr. Wolf is one of the best military
correspondents in Europe at the present
time. He is well known in Paris, whei'e
he is highly respected by all the French
officers for the accuracy of his reports
upon the French operations in Madagas
car. He wants to deny the accuracy of
this story, but the missionaries and Ber
lin papers insist that it Is true.
Fouprlit AVith Scissors nntl n Rnan
"Samuel Anderson and Frank Nelsor
had, not spoken to each other for a lonn
;me jmtil elson called at Anderson":
home, No. 1012 Twentieth Street north
west, '-Saturday night and asked him tc
step out on the- sidewalk. A fight fol
owed and Anderson was knocked down
BeforeJic could rise, Ne'son. he says, at
ack$jl jhlrn -again, this time with a pal
uf scissors. Not an isfid with his work
Neifcqn drew a-ro7or from h s pockjt tn
nfyfijed ,4wo jr.u.rs j.pon his enemy. An
-derggEjioiasak'n to ;h IC-nergenry ILn-'"j-9fiS80i8j?
tcoviCJ :tr rrt- dan-rcrou
'itserfpoljpei.hcvo been: ziv:l.c, tc.fird Xe.
W. "t. --"-
Whether Ac'.ually or Prematurely Old,
Powera Failing or Entirely Gone, for Ho
Matter How Long, Consult
1411 Pa. Avs
Adj. Willard'a Hotel.
And if you are ahle and willing to pay for it. 30U
can regain your vigor. A new discovery of hu
own, not known or osed by any o.her physician,
enables him to do this, hut it ii very expensive.
On account of the time and attention required,
only Are can lw treated daily. Treatment ii given
throe times a. week; therefore, only ten will be
taken for treatment now. Applicant taken in
regular order a vacancies occur.
Daily Office Hours From 10 a. in. to 5 p. m.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Salu'day, C
to 8 p. in. Sunday, 10 to 12 in.
CONSULTATION STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
School of Law.
REV. JOHN D. WHITNEY, S. J
President of the I'nfvcrMty.
HON. MARTIN F. MORRIS, Lb. I).,
(Associate Justice, Court cf Appeals of the Dis
trict of Columbia.)
Lecturer on Constitutional and International Law
and Comparative Jurisprudence.
HON. SETH SHEPARD. LL. D.
(Associate Justice, Court of Appeals of the Dis
trict of Columbia.)
Lecturer on the Law of Corporations and Equity
HON. JEREMIAH M. WILSON, LL. D.,
Dean of the Faculty and Lecturer.
HON. LOUIS E. McCOMAS,
(Associate Justice. Supreme Court of the District
Lecturer on the Law of Contracts and the Law
JOSEPH J. DARLINGTON, LL. D.,
CEORGE E. IUMILTOX. LL. B,
Lecurer on Practice. Testamentary Law, and
Equity Pleading and Practice.
R. ROSS PERRY. A. M., LL. D.,
Lecturer on Common Law Pleading, Criminal
Law, and Domestic Relations.
REV. RENE HOLAIND, S. J.,
Licturer on Natural Law.
TALLMADGE A. LAMBERT. LL. D.,
Lecturer on Civil Law.
CILA.RLES A DOUGLASS. A. It., LL. B..
Lecturer on the- Law of Torts and Negotiable
MICHAEL J. "COLBEnT. A. 31., LL. M..
Lecturer on the Law of Personal Property.
D. W. BAKER. A. M.. LL: M-,
(Assistant United States Attorney far the District
Judge of the Circuit Court and Lecturer on the
Law of Real Estate- and""EIementarr Practice.
Court of Appeals: Messrs. TALLMADGE A.
LAMBERT, JOB BARNARD, and LEIGH ROB
INSON Examiners: Messrs. J. ALTHF.US JOHNSON
and HENRY W. SOHON.
Clerk of Courts: HARRY W. HODGES, LL. M.
SAMUEL M. YEATMAN, A. M..
Secretary and Treasurer.
CHARLES R. YEATMAN. LL- B.,
The twenty-ninth annual scs-ion opens on Wed
nesday, Octolwr 5, 1SOS, at 6:30 p. m.. in the
Law School Building. Nos. aw and 503 E Street
northwest, at which time announcements will
be made for the ccsuinr term. All interested
are cordially invitC'd to be present.
The Secretary will lie at his otSce in the Law
Buildinc; daily" from 6 to 7 p. m., for info na
tion, enrollment, payment of fees, etc.
Commencing with the approaching; session, the
undergraduate course will be extended to three
Circulars can be obtained at the book store
of W. H. Morrison Sons, 1326 F Street north
,. ,. T.ni-,1.i-m(lV .1- Cj 1.1-21 F Street north
west.' and John Byrne tc Co., 1322 F Street north
west, and at W. S. Ttiomp-oa's drusr store. B
Fifteenth Street northwest, or upon application
to the undersigned. S. M. YEATMAN.
STATEMENT of the cond.Iton of the PEABODY
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Baltimore.
M.I - !-. m4 ttar of Jtirw lOi as renuird
bv act of Congress approved Jul 2U, loft:
Capital stock paid up ?U7.:0.00-
f.rn-3 .isyts 191.707,'a
Total liabilities, inotudinsr capital 153.701.1S
Dividends paid in 1SS3 073.00
Current 4-xpen-"- tat Mt momns enamsr
June so, lai u..wi.-j
THOMAS I. CREY, Pres dent.
RICHARD r.. POST. Secrctary-
Sub-cribed and sworn to before me, RICHARD
n nfwT Q,.-(,m- ami THOMAS I. CAREY.
President,' tltU sixteenth day of September. 1S0S.
(Seal.) tlKMl. It. IUU.M, notary luuut.
JOHN H. RIGGL. Agent. it
BURLEY On Saturday. September 17. 1S03.
MARY, beloved daushtcr of James and Ella
Burlev. Fumral from hr parents residence.
No. 1003 Sixth Street southwest. Tuesilay. Sep-
temlier 3, at - p. m. rnenus aim nwiin in
vited to attend.
How lonsr she strussled afrainst disease
That baffled skill and tare;
How lont; she lingered, racked with pain.
And suffering hard to bear.
And yet through all times she smiled
A smile of heavenly hiith.
And when the angels called her home
She .cmilcd fatcwcll to earth.
It BY HER PARENTS.
VERNON Departed this life on Saturday. Sp
tember 17. IKS, at 10:t0 a. m., JOHN H. VER
NON, beloved -husband of Jane E. and san of the
late Henry T. and Jcannette Vernon, in the
fifty-fourth jear of his age.
Funeral Monday afternoon at !:30 o'clock from
hi-3 late residence, No. 1233 Union Street south
J. WILLIAM LZE,
12 Prt. Are. N. IV.
1'lrnt-clnsa Service. Tli.cn e. ISSS
AVliy the Hospital at Camp AVIUofT
AVere Not Ready.
(From the New York Evening Post.)
The reporter was today told of an inci
dent that seems to throw some light on
the causes of the inadequacy of the trans;
portatlon facilities during the early days
of the camp, and, incidentally, on the
methods in the transportation bureau of
the War Department at Washington. It
will be recalled that the building of the
hospitals was delayed until there was no
room for the sick, by the lack of mules
and wagons for hauling lumber from the
station to the hospital site; and that
many a man went hungry for a day be
cause there were no teams to h.ml
rations to the camps. The reporter was
told on good authority that Gen. Young
when he first took command of the camp,
estimated the number of teams he would
need and made requisition on the trans
portation department for them.
"Your requisition is much too high,"
some official In the transportation de
partment telegraphed: "You must cut it
in half," or words to this effect.
Gen. Young doubtless thought that he.
who had carefully looked over the
jround, knew the needs better; so he de
Mined to make his requision less. The
transportation department then sent a
message something like the following:
"Your requisition Is too high. Can't let
you have so many."-"" "
No doubt It entered Gdn". Young's mind
again that he knew Best, At any rate. It
Is said that he telegraphed the depart
ment that as many teams as he had
isked for would really be needed. The
lepartment. it is said, then took the mat
er In Its own hand3, and sent what wa
gons end mules it thought wou!d do. A
week or two proved not only that the de
triment's estimate was too low. but
hat Gen. Young's requisition was not
.ilf high enough. The result was seen
1 the overcrowded conditjon of the hos-
Ita's when the first few transport had
If BB 8 ljj!r; Sff S( Sax I 'B SJ9
THE COLOMBIAN UNIVERSITY;
WASHINGTON, D. C
B. L. WHITMAN. D. D., Prssidtnt.
The University opens it sitenty-eighth vear
with better facilities than ever before. It, offers
complete Undergraduate. Graduite. and Proiti-
sional courses cf study in seven schools.
ADONIRAM J. HUNTINGTON. D D...IEANk
Claifes meet in day time, and are- open to boih
men and women.
Entrance examinations wi'l be held at the uni
versity September 20 and 27.
Session begins September 23, at 9 a. ni.
CORCORAN SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL."
HOWARD L. HOTJGKINS. Ph. D.. DEAN.
Fifteen distinct courses leading to the degree cl
Classes meet from 6 to 10 p. m.. and are opea
to lioth men and women.
Seston bfjjJrtt September 2S. at 3 p. m.
The dean will be in his office at the university
daily- after September 12.
SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES.
CHARLES E. MUNROE. Pn, D.. DEAN.
Courses, cpen both to men and women, leading
to the decrees of Master of Arts. Master "ul
Science. Civil Ensjineer, El'ctrical Engineer, Me
chanical Enj-ineer. and Doctor of Philosophy.' '""
Session begins September 23. at 1:30 p. m. '
LAW SCHOOL -
WALTER S. CO.Y. LL. D.. DEAN.
A three years course leading t the dtgzes of
Bachelor of Laws, and a special coarte In. Patent
Law, leading to the degree of Master ot Patent
The dean win be present in the reception roots
at the university buildm? from j to S p. ta,
Tuesdays, Thuridays and Saturdays after Sjpteta
Season begins October 3, at 5 p. m.
SCHOOL OF COMPARATIVE
JURISPRUDENCE AND DIPLOMACY. .
CHARLES W. NEEDHAM. LL. M.. DEAN. '
Offers trainin-r in higher legal knowtcder ani1
in the history, science and practice of dlntrinacyn
in courses leading to the octrees of Matter oL
Laws, Doctor of Civil Law, and JItuter of Dhjrio
Session begins Novtrabtr 15.
EMIL A. DE SCTIWEINrrZ, Ph. D, M- D., DEAN.
Session besins October 3, at S p. m. Daily lee
tures thereafter at 5:30 p. m. The best taciHtiei
for laboratory and clinical work are afforded. Thi
University Hospital is located at No. 1235 II treel
northwest. Fall and scholarsh.p examinations as
September 22. at 7:20 p ro. For furh-r parttcn
lara address the dean. 1225 II st. nw. Hours, li
a. in. to 1 p. m. and 2 p. m. to 6 p. m.
J. IULL LEWIS, D. D. S., DEAN. .'
Session Iwjp'ns October 3. at S p. m. Th"fra
dental infirmary opens October S, at 1 rxtn. Fill,
examinations on September 22. at 7:3U-p. ta. Alt.
students must matriculate before Ootobcr 13. Fr
further information address the.tleari. 1023 Yer
Catalcfjucs, giving the couifes of stvdjr, terras,
etc.. can be obtained on appbratien. pcrsaruHy c
by letter, to .
CHARLES W. HQLMES. Rrgtorar.
Tne Colcmbiin University.
SchoGl of Medicine,
Lectures will begin Monday, October 3, at 2 p.
m. All exercises are now Riven during the dy.
This will enable students t avail themselves of
the advantages of the lab rjtanes. libraries, and
hospital clmics of the city
The I'nnersity Hospital, now in full operation,
under the control ot the faculty. wiH ipve ample
facilities for instruction in ward c!aes.
Addrcs for partfc-alars the Dan. C. L. MA- .
CRUDER. M. D.. S13 Vermont Avenue. Ofliee
hours until 10 a. m., 3:36 to 5 p. m.
CUT OUT FOR REFERENCE.
"The Start-risht" School of Music
Theory and Piano.
Tecoer of Long Experience.
sClS-3t 71. Sth st. nw.
SHORTHAND Private instruction given by ex-.
perienced and competent teacher ef many
years' standing, buac Pitnun system; moderate
terms. Address CHAPIN, this offke. bOlT-St
LANGUAGE AND TECHNOLOGY;
N. W. Corner F and Thirteenth Strtets Northwest.
MIORTHAXD AND ACCOUNTING.
Open Monday. September 26, ISM.
THE XA.TIOX.VTu CONSERVATORY OP
OPEN FROM 9 TO 4; VOICE A SPECIALTY. 023
F ST. NW.
EIGHTH AND K STS.
Established 1S78. Day or Xfc;ht
Session. ?2j a year. Business, Shorthand. Type
HOLY CROSS ACADEMY. 1312 Mass. ace.r re
opens SEPT. 13. The course of studies is
complete and pmcticaL Special attintiaa is giv
en to vocal and initruuuntal music, drawing and
painting, languages; a kindergartei. for boys and
ANDREW SMALL ACADEMY. Darnestown. Mi
Adapted to needs of otBce-hoJders wishing
their children at accessible country school; far
catalogue, address WM. NELSON, srf-iwt-to
And Business College. L. and T. BIdg . 9th and F.
Djy and night sessions. Open all summer. Cata
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC I will not bo
responsible for bills contracted by my
wife. Virgie Annie Walton. JAMBS TO.
WALTON, Erakeman. B. & O. Railroad."
WALTER B. WILLIAMS & CO.. Auc
tioneers. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
By authority of act Congress, passed
May IS. 1S95. I will sell at the auction
rooms of Walter B. Williams & Co.. cor
ner Tenth and D Streets, facinj? Penn
sylvania Avenue northwest, on SATUR
DAY. SEPTEMBER 21. A. D. 1S9S. at
lu o'clock a. m., to pay storage cruarges,
etc., all household goods and chattels,
bedding; carpets, pictures, books, con-'
tents of trunks, barrels, boxes, chests,
china and glassware, kitchen utensils, etc..
useful or ornamental, stored with J. C.
Hawley and E. N. Richards, No. 13M G
Street northwest, in the following names:
Marcella Parks. J. H. Ellsworth. J. M.
Chase, C. F. McEwen. Thos. H. McKee.
Those Interested please take notice.
Terms cash. E. N. RICHARDS. No.
1330 G Street northwest. s-eVF-d&ds U
Law and Claims Company'
JOHN C. SLATER, President.
Offices Kas. 5 and 6. Cuntoa BWg , 472 U. Avs. N.W
Will Peifect Real Estate Titles;
Adance money on same while In sttspease;
Buy same before er after title is pcrfretedr
Will purchase, for cash, undivided. interes-U
in Real Estate and Equities of all kinds.
Will trade Real Estate for stock ar taSre
stocks in exchange-- for Ileal Estate;
Will pay (by special arrangement) yeur
taxes at a lafqe di-count;
Will go on your bond in both criminal and .,
PAMAGE cases brought on CONTINGENT FEE.
We will employ attorneys. We witf- jdvaaea
money to you to tide over the time of jwur
sickness. Our physician will attend yHi and
look to us fr his pay. Your coJe thr-its-hlv
inrtstisated. You- NEED NO MON
EY. 'CONSULT US.
DIVORCES obtained at reasonable rates. QUICK
WORK. Thirty to 00 days.
Bankruptcy proceedings a specialty.
Privates Ralph J. Day and John II. Loving,
rh.-.teenth Companj. U. S. Vsl'iatei Si-jnat
.'Tp.. stationed at Washington '.Jarriis DC,
tse been honorably di'clurged from tiu. srwce
i tLcir own zrplicatico. "