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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. 3IOHDAT, OCTOBER 15, 1S94.
THEIR FORTDHE IH A YEST
Two Ladies Greatly Benefited by Ob
taining an Old Garment.
IT BELONGED TO THEIR UNCLE
Two letters "Were "Found "Which Enabled
Them to Set Aside His "Will in Which
They Had Been Omitted Through Misrep
resentations hy Their Brothers.
The old vest of a former -well-to-do bachelor
ofBoonton, 2s. J., played an important part
In a litigation in -which "Washington parties
are interested. The accidental discovery in
it of two letters served to turn the verdict in
Javor of two nieces -who had been cut off
without a penny from the old bachelor's snug
By the decision just banded down by the
court of appeals of New Jersey the -will of
"William Stewart, of Boonton, is set aside and
all Iris nephews and nieces come in for their
proportionate share of tuo inheritance.
The suit to set aside the will had been in
stigated by Mrs. Ella Jordan, -wife of Edward
L. Jordan, secretary of the Liquor Dealers'
Association, of this city, and her sister, Miss
Mary Stewart, also of this city. The defend
ants jn the suit were John and Henry C.
Stewart, brothers of the two women men
tioned, and the infant children of "William M.
Stewart, another brother, now deceased.
The parties involved were children and
grand-children of John Stewart, awell-known
stone-cutter of this city. Two years ago
"William Stewart left his snug little property
to enter into another life. He had been a
peculiar character, but one much respected
in bis community. Ho was a most devout
Christian; a stern, old Scotch Presbyterian,
and one possessing a strong hatred for the
Orthotic faith and its followers. When he
died his will gave bis property, which was
valued at about 518,000. one-half to his
nephew, John Stewart; one-fourth to Henry
C. Stewart, and the remainder to the infant
children of William M. Stewart.
Mrs. Jordan and Miss May Stewart ex
pressed strong surprise that they had not
been included among the beneficiaries. The
mvstery was not solved for some time after
Mr. Stewart's death. The old vest contained
the key to the situation.
The vest, it seems, had been given to Miss
Mary Stewart when she and her sister took
their departure from Boonton after attending
their uncle's funeral. The landlady had passed
it to them in a matter of fact way. and Mary
thought she would bring it to "Washington for
Before it got to her brother, however, she
discovered two letters in it which aroused
her curiosity. She read them and then be
came highly indignant. Tbpy were from her
brother John to her uncle "William.
The first one had intimated to the old man
that the two women had wanted to call iu a
Oatbolic priest at the time of their mother's
'death, and stated tbat "no Catholic need ap
ply." The other had informed him that their
mother's funeral had reminded them of an
The old man's will was made shortly after
the receipt of these letters. So prejudiced
had be been against the Catholics that he re
solved to deprive the two nieces whom he
supposed had deserted the religion of their
father from being beneficiaries of his will. ,
The knowledge of the unjust accusation of
their brother led the nieces to object to the
will being probated. In the orphans' court
at Boonton, after a lengthy trial, the will was
ordered set aside. It was proven false that
Mrs. Jordan and Miss Stewart were Catholics
or had done what the brother had made the
old man believe they had.
The suit was appealed to the chancellor,
who sustained the will, but upon further ap
peal by the plaintiffs to the court of appeals
the will was ordered set aside. An equitable
division will now be made among the nephews
Lawyer J. H. Balston, of the firm of Balston
& SMdone, of this city, appeared for the
nieces, while L. Calell "Williamson appeared
in behalf of the infant children of William 31.
Stewart. Local lawyers represented the
HOLMES WAS THE CENTER.
Sermons That Had the Autocrat of the
Breakfast Table for a Subject.
Xew Tobk, Oet 14. A sermon on the life
nad character of Oliver "Wendell Holmes was
preached to-night dv the Rev. Dr. MacAr
thr at the Calvary Baptist Church. He said.
in part: "Never was there a more beautiful
death than that ol Oliver Wendell Holmes.
He passed from earth to heaven as beautifully
as toe sun sets on an October day. Never
was there a writer in America or Great
Britain more honored or beloved.
"Sydney Smith sneermgly asked: 'AYho reads
an American book?' While he was asking
this question half a dozen Americans were
preparing to write books which all the world
should know. Among these men were Haw
thorne, Longfellow, Emerson, Lowell, and
"WhHtier. Iiolmes was the center of this
brilliant galaxy. There was no writer in tho
group who reached so lofty a position as Ten
nyson and Browning, but the average at
tained by American writers during the period
is higher than that reached by British writers
of the same time.
"One's heart grows sad as ho thinks tbat
tho last of this group has gone. There was
never before such an American school, and in
the nature of tho case there can never be
such another American school. Not until we
have some groat political upheaval or na
ture's cataclysm shall ve again produce such
a eehool of poets.1"
"The late Autocrat of tho Breakfast Table"
was the subject of an address of the Bev. Dr.
Oollyor, pastor of the Church ol the Messiah,
"I fuel some touch of anger." said Dr. Oli
ver, ''because of the newspaper references to
Dr. Holmes, in which he was described as a
rasa of limitations. Such remarks touching
so grand a man are mistakes. Of all the men
I have known. I think he is the last of whom
we could say he 'was not this and he was
not that.' He was just Oliver Wendell Holmes,
the good physician and the grand poet. He
was himself," and a bit of the truest manhood
we have known in this generation."
They Again Attack Lonrcnzo Marquez, bat
Lodeekzo Mabqtjez, Oct. 14. The rebel
lious Kaffirs in great force attacked this town
to-day, but were repulsed. A renewal of tho
attack is expected at any moment. The situ
ation is serious, as the force defending tho
the place is not sufficient to make a pro
Capetown. Oct. 14. The government of
the South African ronublic (the Transvaal)
have offered to assist the Portuguese at
Louroow) Marquez against tho Kaffirs. The
proposed oo-operation is regarded with sus
picion here as an infringement of British
DUFFY LEADS THE LIST.
Makes the Best Record Among Batters of
the National Baseball League.
The official batting record of the National
Baseball League was given out yesterday by
President Nick Young. Duffy, of the Bos
tons, loads the list with a record of 124 games
and 598 times at bat; runs, 1C0; first bases,
286; percentage, .488. Totalbases, 372; sacri
fice hits, 10; bases stolen, 49.
Joyce, who stands at the head of the Wash
ington team, shows up a percentage of .344,
and is next above the tail-tender. His record
is: Games. 83; at bat, 887; runs, 108; first
bases, 1SB; totalbases, 280; sacrifice hits. 5;
stole bases. 28.
Ttbe man with the lowost record among
club leadors is Miller, of St. Louis, with a
percentage of S1L
SENATE'S FOWER ANALYZED.
Arguments Continued in the Case of tho
Recalcitrant Witnesses Aim
of the Investigation.
Mr. Shellnbarger continued his argument
Saturday in tho case of Chapman and Ma
cartney, indicted for refusing to answer
questions before tho Sennto sugar investigat
Mr. Sbellabarger analyzed the Senate reso
lution. Thorewas nothing in It or tho in
dictments, he said, which showed an nvowed
purposo on tho part of tho Senate in making
its investigation to base any action of tho Sen
ate, either judicial or legislalivo, upon what
might be discovered by the committee touch
ing the dealing in sugar stock by Senators.
On tho contrary tho resolution showed affir
matively and expressly that the Senate did
not contomplato basing any action against any
Senator unless charges should bo filed before
the committee against any Senator. Ho as
sorted that tho court decision in tho Kil
bourn caso thoroughly covered tho present
Mr. Sbellabarger in his conclusions found
that "there is not onlv nothing to show that
tho investigation aimed at the aid of legisla
tion, or aimed at tho aid of action upon tho
judicial powers named in said paragraph 1 of
the syllabus in tho Kilbourno case; but tho
whole scope, body, and connection of tho
resolution shows that so far as related to
speculation in sugar stocks, tho object of tho
investigation was tho very proper one of, and
was confined to, tho freeing of the Senators,
one and all, from tho suspicions which wero
calculated to be excited by newspaper charges
made against thorn regarding their specula
tions during tho pendency of tho tariff bill In
tho Senate in sugar stocks."
United States District Attorney Birney fol
lowed: "It Is to bo borno in mind." said Mr.
ney, "tbat tho question of the right cf either
house of Congress to punish for contempt
does not arise in this cause. Sharply stated
tho issue is this: Had tho Senate the consti
tutional right to ordir tho investigations
provided for by its resolution of May 17, and
inform itself as to tbo conduct of its members
in purchasing stocks pending legislation
which would necessarily affect tho value
"It Is clear that the Senate regarded the
dealing in stocks by Senators under such
conditions as reprehensible in high degree.
It might have been regarded as good ground
"The Sonato alono." continued the Distric
attornoy, "Is tho judge of whatever is sufilt
cient ground for tho expulsion of a Senator
from that body. It appears from tho language
of tbo resolution that tho Senate was going
into an investigation of tbo conduct of Sena
tors as Senators. That was all that was nec
essary to state. Tho jurisdiction fully appears
on tho face of the resolution itself.
When tho District attorney's argument
was concluded an adjournment was taken
until this morning, when Judge Joro Wilson
will resume tho argument for tho defense.
WHO ARE THE LUCKY ONES?
Some of the Art Supplements Which Win
He .Much in Demand To-day.
If tho holders of the following numbered
art supplements will tako them to tho respec
tive business houses indicated they will re
ceive the presents which wero advertised in
No. 1103 Saks fc Company, hat.
No. 4713 Lansburgh fc Brother, pair of
No. 8300 Moore's Shoo Palace, pair of
No. 9170 E. F. Droop & Sons, piano stool.
Yesterday's Times, to uso tho expression of
one of the carriers, sold "like hot cakes."
People wanted the paper and the picture, and
j-even tho most far-seeing newsboys, who
thought they had laid in an extra largo
supply, came back for more. During the en
tire morning the boys came into the office and
bought papers, and many said they could
have sold twice as many if they had had them.
Xext Sunday an oven finer art supplement
will be issued, and, perhaps, some other en
terprising merchants may care to exchange
them for presents.
TRUSTED CLERK IN A CELL.
Burton Jackson Arrested on the Charge of
Officer Sutton, of the First precinct, ar
rested W. Burton Jackson, a well-dressed
young whito man, yesterday afternoon, on
the charge of embezzlement.
The complainant in tho case is Manager S.
P. House, of the Bapid Transit Messenger
Company, No. 1435 Pennsylvania avenue
northwest, where Jackson had been employed
as a trusted clerk.
The sum embezzled was placed at 610 by
Mr. House, but later in the niternoon ho had
an interview with Jackson in his cell and the
latter acknowledged before a policeman that
he had also taken $12 additional from tho
long distance telephono receipts.
Jackson will be remembered as the private
in the District Military Cycle Corps who was
so badly beaten at the Marshall Hall encamp
ment of the Fifth Battalion last summer,
which incidont resulted in tho placing of that
resort under martial law during the night by
He is said to have excellent family con
nections in this city, and many regrets are
expressed at his fall. Ho will bo arraigned
in the police court to-day.
SMITH'S THEFT OF STAMPS.
Bureau Of ficals Sav the Loss Will Not Ex
The officials of tho Bureau of Engraving
and Printing express tho opinion that tho
losses of postage stamps by the theft of Smith
and his confederates will not exceed S1.200
Up to this time four postmasters in different
parts of the country, in addition to tho one
at Ionia, Mich., have made- complaints of
shortage in the invoices of stamps shipped
them, but in each caso tho loss was very
It is expected that by themiddle of tho com
ing week they will have received reports from
all postmasters whoso shipments of stamps
could have been tampered with.
William A. Beach, who was arrested at
Orange, N. J., and released, is now being
looked after by tho postal inspectors at New
York, and with his capturo it is believed thai
alt of those who were implicated will have
CLUBBED INTO QUIETUDE.
Blacksmith Henry Smith Found Police
man O'Brien Too Much for Him.
With blood streaming down ono sido of his
face from a gaping wound inflicted by a po
liceman's club and his clotbes badly torn,
Henry Smith, an old colored blacksmitn, was
takon into tbo Third precinct slation-house.
The injured man lives in Johnston's court,
between Pennsylvania avenue, K. Twentieth,
and Twenty-first streets northwest. After
completing his day's labor Saturday ho went
to his homo under the influence of liquor. Ho
seized an ax for a sledge ana started to use his
wife for an anvil. She ran screaming out of
tho house, followed by the excited man. Po
liceman O'Brien, of tho Third precinct, was
attracted to tho spot and placed Smith under
Smith declined to bo tnken down, and
struggled fiercely with tho policeman, who
found it necessary to uso his club, which ho
did with telling effect. Smith was taken to
tho Emergency Hospital, where his wound
was dressed, and he was afterward placed in
a cell in tho station on a charge of assault.
Was Gen. Grant's Classmate.
Lis Vegas, N. Mex., Oct. 14. Henry M.
Green died at Mora last night. Ho camo to
this country in 1854, was a classmate of Gen.
Grant at West Point, was appointed internal
revenue collector in 18G4, and was seventy
one years of ago at tho time of his death.
Mrs. Victoria Woodhull-Martin Coming.
Londok, Oct. 14. Mrs. Martin, formerly
Mrs. Victoria Woodhull, sailed Saturday for
New York with tho object of making a tour of
the United States.
LONDON PLAYS AND PLAYERS
Drinking Auditorium License Refused
to the Empire Theater.
DISPUTES AS TO PLAGIARISM
Plot of "I Pagliacci" Said to Havo Been
Taken from One of Catulle Mondes' Novels
Campanini Will Mako His Homo at tho
British Capital Ellen Torry Recovering.
Copyrightod, 1891, toy tho Assoclntou Troas.
London, Oct. 14. Tho most notablo thing
in connection with tho past thoater week has
been tho action of tho licensing commlttco of
the county council in refusing a "drinking
auditorium" Hccnso to tho Empire Theater
ana requiring tho closing of its promonades.
It is an incident of tho annual attack upon
tho music hall licenses by tho Social Purity
Leaguers and tho vigllanco committee, etc.
This year tho oviuenco against tho Palaco
Theater is mainly that two anonymous Ameri
cans havo professed to havo been awfully
shocked at tho ballet, which caused tho Pall
Mall Gazette to remard: "This reveals Ameri
cans in London in quite n now light."
Manager Georgo Edwards, however, will
not give in without making a sturdy fight.
He announces that ho will appeal to tho
county council, and that falljng in obtaining
what ho considers to bo justice from that
body, ho will immediately close tho Empiro
Theater, thus throwing a thousand peoplo
out of omployment just as tho winter is ap
proaching. Tho Palaco Theater, on the
other band, has succeeded in getting its II
censo, and thero was no opposition to tho
application of tho Alhitmbrn for its official
permission to continue business as hereto
fore, although both of these places are con
sidered to bo equally guilty with tho Empire
Theater in the charges brought against tho
ClIAUOES OF TLAOIAniSM.
No play is produced nowadays- but thero is
a rancorous disputo as to plagiarism in con
nection with the main incidents, but beyond
nowspaper warfare tho matter is not allowed
to go. In Franco, however, thojjure about to
carry it further, and a commission of French
authors is to sit Bomotime in November to try
tho question whether or not tho plot of Signor
Loon Cavallo's successful "I Pagllacci" was
borrowed from "La Femmo do Tnbarin," of
To an outsider tho anger of Catulle Mendes
seems superfluous, as tho incident of an actor
killing his faithless wifo in full view of tho
audience is very old. It occurs in "l'orick,"
which the lato Lawrence Barrett mado famil
iar throughout tho United States, which, as
Is well known, was taken from tho Spanish
"Drama Nuovo" of Tamayo. It also appears
to havo been tho central scene in an old
Italian drama called "La Bimini."
Campanini writes that ho has mado up his
mind to settlo in London as a teacher and
concert singer. Ho hns been engaged for tho
titlo part in Berlioz's "Faust" at the Royal
Albert on December 13.
Beerbom Tree reopened the Haymarfcet last
Monday with his remarkably successful
Grundian comedy, "A" Bunch of Violts."
During his just ended tour in what tho Eng
lish are pleased to call tho "provinces," Viola
Tree made her debut as a pago in tho "Ballad
Monger" and fortunately for this ten-year-old
leading lady, she had tho happiness of mak
ing her debut before tho Queen.
NEW WOHKS TO BE TLAYED BY HENSCnEL.
Mr. Henschel's ninth season of London
symphony concerts will commence nt tho
Queen's Hall November 1. Four oiit of the
nine concerts will bo given by Henschel's
Scottish orchestra, which will bo rehearsed
In Glasgow and which will travel up to Lon
don for these occasions. Among the less
fnmiliar works are Carl Goldmark's now
overture. "Snppho," the preludo to Humper
Dink's "Hansel Und Gretel." the opera which
on various stages has gained such marked
success during tho past years, in momoriam
of "Louis Kossuth," by "tho Hungarian com
poser, Emanuel Moorv, and Dvorak's new
symphony in E.
Sir Arthur Sullivan has returned to London
for tho winter with his health restored, ne
will immediately finish tho music for "King
Arthur" and will then finish the music for the
Empire Theater ballet, if tho Empiro is
opened. Sir Arthur will then work on the
oratorio for the Leeds festival.
Edith Kenward has just accepted a flatter
ing offer to appear nt tho Ernest Theater,
Berlin, for two months next summer. She
will bo the only English member of tho cast,
which will produce "Tho Chinaman." Herr
Adolph Ernst having bought the German
rights of Treshar's play upon seeing it here
nt the Trafalgar. Miss Kenward is to play
her part of tho American circus rider in that
broken German-English common to the tour
ist, circus rider or otherwise.
MAY TOnE TO HEArPEAB.
Great pro parations havo boon mado at the
Avenue, which opens Thursday next more
for tho purposo of restoring May Yohe to
London play-goers than for any remarkable
success that can bo anticipated from tho
production of tho "Lady Slavey." Miss Yohe
will sing a catchy song by Joseph Watson,
for which Mrs. Watson has written very
charming music. Whatever success tho pieco
may achieve will result from the cleverness
of tho performers and the incidental music.
Henry J. Wood, who will act as conductor
and take charge of what music there is, has
mado somewhat of a reputation ns a com
poser. Ho has written several dramatic
cantatas, ono of which furnishes tho musical
setting for an Indian legend.
Ellen Terry, who has been suffering from
severo nervous exhaustion, writes that she is
almost entirely recovered. The completo
rest she has been taking nt Lower Cottage.
Winchelsea. has justified tho physician's or
ders and Miss Terry is now ablo to givo
soveral hours a day to tho study of her next
rolo, Guinevere in "King Arthur."
Beforo Mr. Irving started on his provincial
tour, tho first rebearsals of Comyns Carr
play took place at tho Cavendish rooms.
Forbes Robertson is to havo a part in it.
A DANSEUSE'S GIIEAT TORTUNE.
Albert Chevalier, tho famous "Coster"'
singer, was married on Monday last to Florry
Lcybourne. Signor Foil is going to tho
United States in April next. Smith and Do
Koven's new opera,"Bob Roy," which is now
touring in tho Western part of tho United
States, has been performed bore for copy
Mrs. Lyno Stephens, more geD orally known
as the famous French dancer, Mme. Duvcr
nay, who died early last September, has left
a fortune of 747.053 personalty and 57,280
in realty. In nddition she enjoyed a lifo in
terest in 1,000,000. Mme. Duvernay became
tho rage in London in 1833 in tho Drury Lano
ballet of "Tho Sleeping Beauty." Sho was
tho rival of Taglioni and of Fanny Elsler. At
tho zenith of herfamo in 1845 Mme. Duvernay
retired from the stage ana married Mr. Lyne
Stephens, a wealthy man. who once repre
sented Barnstable fn tho House of Commons.
Tho deceased dancer's splendid collection of
pictures, together with her collection of
Sevres porcelain and historic furniture have
been bequeathed to tho nation. Mrs. Lyno
Stephens also made a number of charitable
bequests, nnd during her lifetime sho pre
sented tho sum of 140,000 to tho Roman
Catholic Cathedral of Cambridge.
Lorillard Moving Southward.
New Yobk, Oct. 14. Pierre Lorillard's
house-boat Caiman and his stable-boat wero
towed to sea this morning by tho towboat
Taurus, of tho Thames Tow Company. They
passed down tho bay at 8:30 a. m., and will no
doubt go through tho canal as far as Norfolk,
when they will proceed by tho outside route
for their destination Florida.
Buck's Dining-room, 930 Pa. ave. n.w.
SHE PEARS FRAUD.
Airs. George Norbeck Sues Her Husband,
Sam. Cross, and Stilson Hutchins on
an Prcnuptial Contract.
Julia Norbeck, wlfo of Georgo Norbeck, an
old and wealthy citizen of Washington, yes
terday sued her husband, Samuel Cross, and
Stilson Hutchins to secure 48,000, of which,
she says, she is about to be defrauded.
Sho was married to Norbeck on Juno 17,
1889, in Accomack county. Va., by Itov.
Josoph McNabb. By u pre-nuptial contract
Norbock gave her for hor own use, with privi
lege of bequeathing by will and guarantee of
proceeds if sold, two $1,000 bonds issued by
Stilson Hutchins on Juno 11, 1885. for threo
years, at 0 per cent, interest quarterly, and
secured by real estate.
Soon altor their marriage Norbeck said ho
had business in Washington, and It would bo
better for her to remain whore they wero in
Virginia. He porsnndod her to give him tho
bonds, and said ho would doposlt thorn in a
safe place; also tho contract, and he would
havo it recorded. When ho returned he said
ho had tho paper recorded, but when sho be
came suspicious lator and asked to seo tho
receipt for tho payment of the recorder's feo
ho ndmitted that ho had torn up tho contract.
Sho charges that this wrong was duo to tho
influence of his son-in-law, Satnuol Cross.
But on September 17, 1839, ndmiting tho
wrong ho had done, Norbeck mado a sec
ond contract, tho exact duplicate of tho first,
and Cross knew of his making it. Sho also
notifled Hutchins of her rights and warned
him not to pay principal or iutorost of tho
bonds except to hor order. Sho used tho in
come to tako caro of hersolf and husband,
who is now very old.
A fow dnys ago she learned that Cross had
collected tho 8,000 aud claims to havo invested
It again. Ho induced her husband, sho says,
by unduo influence to allow him to do this,
and Hutchins paid when ho know ho ought
not. Sho asks that nutchins bo compelled to
tell when und to whom ho paid tho bonds;
that Cross tell when ho got tho bonds and
how ho disposed of tho money; that her con
tract bo enforced, and Norbeck and Cross en
joined from disposing of tho proceeds of tho
GAMBLING AND OTHER SINS,
Dr. Easton Gives Statistical Evidcnco of
Their Effects Upon Washington.
Rov. Dr. Easton, pastor of tho Eastern Pres
byterian Church, addressed a largo congrega
tion last night. As previously announced, his
subject was "Christ's tears over tho city," and
many strangers wero nttracted to tho church
to hear tho discourse.
"Thero is something in all great cities,"
said tho speaker, "that impresses tho mind
with sadness. Tho feelings of De Qulncy upon
entering London for tho first limo, when ho
said, 'I feel like a single wave in a total Atlan
tic,' express the common experience Great
cities aro made up of great extremes and ex
aggerations, for there meet affluence and pov
erty, learning and ignorance, civilization and
barbarism, as nowhere else.
"Life in our great cities Is run on high-pres-suro
principles. If Christ wero hero in per
son Ho would bo moved to tenrs at their vice,
immorality, and wickedness.
"America leads tho nations of tho earth to
day in murder. It is a serious question with
tho social scientist what our future will bo
should crime increase in tho future as at pres
ent it promises to do.
"Washington, the fair capital of our na
tion, the loveliest city in tho world, needs tho
Gospel to De carried to ovory homo, through
every slum, into every crime-breeding den of
vice, nnd pressed homo to every conscience.
"This city ha3 its own peculiar forms of
vice and suffering, its own quota of crime
producing causes and stimulants to pauper
Ism. Look nt these facts and say if the Son of
God would not weep bitter tears over Wash
ington if hero in person:
"Last year thero wero 462 wholesale places
and C38 barrooms in tho city where liquorwas
sold for tho ruin of souls, nnd, besides these,
thirteen clubs assisted in the work of blight
ing our homes. Added to these legalizod
places aro the speak-easies and gambling
dens and purlieus of iniquity, and besides all
those, there aro over 500 advertised inmates
of houses of assignation whero licentiousness
"Last winter there was groat suffering in
this city, and tho sum of $17,000 was raised
to relievo the distress. But tho 500 open sa
loons collected over 31G0.O00 from a long
suffering public to spread misery, incrcaso
pauperism and crowd the jails.
"Major Mooro reports 27,425 cases before
tho police court last year. During tho year
eighty-three dead infants were found. There
wero twenty-one suicides, Ingersoll's panacea
for earthly woes, and there wero eleven mur
ders, and a marked increase of assaults, rob
bery, larceny, and disorderly conduct.
"If this be our condition in tho best city of
our land then, as we contemplate Now York,
Chicago, St. Louis, and San Francisco, wo
ask, whither is tho great republic drifting?"
Dr. Easton commended our local govern
ment in high terms. He closed with an ap
peal to all that tho sympathy of Christ, as
manifested for Jerusalen. would bo mani
fested by his hearers to seekand save the lost.
VHNDING UP THEIR AFFAIRS.
Directors of the Spiritualists' Associa
tion Consider Their Revised Report.
Tho board of directors of tho National
Spiritualists' Association met at the associa
tion offices, No. 510 E street northwest, Fri
day night and last night for the purposo of
organizing and also to'compilo tho reports of
tho convention previous to printing.
Tho rivised report shows that a total of
$3,785 was collected during tho convention
to carry on the work of the organization. Of
this 1.000 is a special fund for tho presi
dent's traveling expenses, and $75 for print
ing tho report as a supplom ent to tho Light
of Truth. Tho balauce goes to the general
Committees appointed last night were:
Executive, Messrs. Barrett, Hill, and Edson
and Mrs. Richmond; auditing, Messrs. Moul
ton nnd Edson and Mrs. Blodgett; literature,
Mrs. Richmond, with power to add; printing,
Messrs. Woodbury, Mayer, and Edson;
finance, Messrs. Townsond, Hill, Moulton, and
Mayer nnd Mrs. Blodgett. Mr. Townsend was
tho only member of tho board not present, ho
having returned to bis homo in Ohio immedi
ately after tho convention. The board will
hold another meeting to-morrow night.
Secretary F. B. Woodbury left for his homo
in Boston after tho meeting and will movo his
family to Washington this weok.
GEN. BOOTH COMING.
Head of the Salvation Army Will Arrivo
The world's commander of tho Salvation
Army, Gen. William Booth, of England.will ar
rivo in tho city to-day at 1:40 p.m.,accompanied
by his son, Commander -Ballington Boot h, of
Now York; Col. Lawloy, and Staff Capt.
Milan, of England, and tho National Staff
Brass Band, of twenty-flvo pieces.
General Booth and party will be met at tho
Pennsylvania depot by Adjt. Dunhnm, com
manding tho South Central Division of tho
army, the local corps, under command of
Capt. Koinp. Lieut. Russell, nnd Cadet Ma
gaha, together with cloven other corps from
Dolawaro, Maryland, Virginia, and West Vir
ginia. At 3 o'clock a meeting will bo held at tho
First Congregational Church, followed by a
parade at G:30. At 7:30 tho genernl will ad
dress the monster mass-meeting at Conven
tion Hall, speaking on the "Social work."
Ho will leave tho city Tuesday morning to go
Adjt. and Mrs. Dunham havo been hero
from Baltimore, where aro tho division head
quarters, all this week assisting Capt. Komp
and her corps in preparing for what will
probably bo tho greatest event in the history
of tho local organization.
Vice President Stevenson's Itinerary.
Bloojiington, IH., Oct. 14. Vice President
Stevenson arrived in this city Saturday night
and will leavo in tho morning for Paris, III.,
whero ho will speak to-morrow. Ho will
speak in Illinois all tho week and will deliver
an address in St. Loui3 on Saturdry night.
On tho 29th ho will speak at Detroit. Mich.,
and on tho 31st at Peoria and other places in
THEIR LABORS ARE EHDED
Closing Session of the Brotherhood of
St. Andrew Convention.
SERMON OP BISHOP SESSIM
His Anniversary Discourso Heard by More
Than a Thousand Belegates Afternoon
MeotinE at Convention Hall Farewell
Services in Epiphany Church.
Tho consideration nnd discussion of somo
of tho fundamental principles of tho Protest
ant Episcopal Church and means for convert
ing tho masses of tho world yestorday occu
pied tho attention of delegates to tho Brother
hood of St. Andrew convention, which held
its closing session in the Church of tho Epiph
any last evening. -
But two sessions wero held yesterday, at
3:30 in tho afternoon and nt 7:20 in tho even
ing. Holy comm union was celebrated in a
number of churche3 In tho early morning. At
9:30 Bishop Sessum preached tho anniver
sary sermon, nnd at 11 o'clock tho clerical
delegates occupied tho local Episcopal pul
pits. Brothorhood men crowded tho Epiphany
Church yesterday morning to henrBishop
Sesum preach the anniversary sermon. Tho
bishop spoke from this text: "Art thou a
king thenr I am a king, but my kingdom is
not of this world." Ho began by referring
to tho coming of tho God. and spoke of the
reasons why men aro drawn to the King of
"But when no says that his kingdom is not
of this world," said tho speaker, "and when
wo find tbat the king is not crowned, it is
natural for tho world to be staggered and
nsk what means this paradox.
"Then, because men aro in conflict with
outward affairs tho dream of tho dlvino king
dom Is swept awav. And while tho heart
cherishes this divino dream we will clash arm
against arm, and men say wo will leavo it for
tho power of Omnipotence to realize this di
vine kingdom. Wo need to persuade men
that tho vision is only a vision, and that tho
tho only way that tho kingdom may bo ac
complished is by tho inspiration of this Di
vine King; that the only power by which this
world can be conquered is by tho divino wea
pons of the Divino Christ.
"Perhaps tho church has been presented to
tho world as a means to an end beyond itself.
Perhaps they have imagined that the Church
of God is somo little coterie of favor. Because
men hnve been taught that tho church is only
a temporary vehicle to transport them to the
heavenly kingdom, therefore, they 6ay, they
will havo nono of that, but get something
which will save the world. It is the business
of the men of St.Androw to toll men that there
is no difference between tho Kingdom of God
nnd a republic of men.
"It is the business of tho men of St. Andrew
to tell men that tho Kingdom of God is real
and that tho Heavenly Fnther is not an auto
crat, and all men are brothers, and tbat men
shall not live by tho law of self-preservation
but of love.
temporal welfare neolected.
"If we find outside of the church institu
tions which recognize tho brotherhood of
man it Is because tho church has paid all at
tention to tho spiritual welfare of mankind,
but h as loft the work of caring for tho tempo
ral welfare of man to these other organiza
tions. "When tho gospel of Christ is preached to
mon they fear that tho present government
cannot be supplanted by a kingdom of oviL
Men should learn that this triumph is the old
principle which wa3 tho foundation of the
whole world. Beeauso men come in contact
with tbo outward things of tho world they
seem to contradict the principles upon which
Christianity is builded.
"Men say it is difficult to understand the
proclaimed truth that tho kingdoms of this
earth shall become tho kingdoms of the
Heavenly Father and ask where and what is
tho kingdom of God. It is for tbo men of the
Brotherhood of St. Andrew to show clearly
to tho men of the world that tho kingdom of
God is in all things. Thnt it is in tho busy
commercial centers of the great nations, iix
tho factories and shops, in all occupations, in
all places whero there is power and energy.
"Everywhere whero man suffers nnd toils
thero God rules in all and over all, invisiblo
though His power may be. Let us teach men
that God is in all their work and show them
how dependent they are upon Him for what
thoy receive, although they may believe such
a statement. We, as members of the Brother
hood of St. Andrew, should use all the in
strumentalities of tho human lifo and be ono
of tho agencies by which the love of God
shall find a lodgment in the hearts of our
fellow-men, and then the ministry shall havo
a new name aud all tho sons of the Father
shall bo kings and priests in His eternal
NOT A SAD GOSr-EL.
"Men may, aye, men do tell us that the gos
pel of Jesus Christ is a sad gospel; that it is
right to call it tho gospel of the man of Sorrow;
that tho cheeks of the Divine Hero are misty
with the tears of His ancient seers. It is the
business of tho men of St. Andrew Brother
hood to proclain and show by their lifo and
examplo that Christianity is the most joyful
religion in the world.
"The final message which I leavo with the
men of St. Andrew is to so endeavor to imi
tate the divino Christ that the world may see
what a glad and glorious religion is ours nnd
then may wo partako of a part of tho joy and
glory which is promised to us in the life
Ono of tho largest audiences which has
ever assembled in this city gathered at Con
vention Hall yestorday afternoon, to hear
laymen and prelates prominent in the
Brother hood of St. Anerew, discuss threo of
tho fundamental principles of tho organiza
tion of ;tho Protestant Episcopal Cnurch.
Lessons for tho creation and existenco of tho
office of bishop, for tho continued nnd con
sistent conscientious uso of tho prayor book,
and causes for tho creation of cathedrals were
Whilo the audience was composed largely
of members of tho Brothorhood. thero was a
goodly number of ladies, aud of gentlemen
nbt Brothorhood men present.
When Bishop T. V. Dudloy, of Kentucky,
cbairmnn of the meeting, rapped for order at
3:30, each ono of the more than 4.000 seats in
tho hall was occupied and several hundred
persons wero standing.
PUNCTIpN OF BISHOPS.
After singing and prayor tho bishop intro
duced Mr. Silas McBeo. second vice president
of tho Brotherhood of St. Androw, who. in
answoring the question, "Why wo have bish
ops?" proceeded to give an extended history
of the Episcopal Church, and attempted to
demonstrate the fact that eventunlly the Epis
copal denomination will absorb all others and
become tho world's religion. In the course
of bis remarks Mr. McBco said:
"I will ask you to consider a fow facts as
they stand before us to-day. Facts precede
dogmas and theories in the events of tho
world's history. The crucifixion and tho ro
surroction were facts beforo thoy became
theories. Tho church was a fact beforo it be
came n theory. For tho past 300 years over
400,000 inhabitants of this earth havo tested
tho fact that Episcopal Church government is
tho best in Christendom.
"God had seen fit to endow us with n stable
creed and it is tho duty of tho bishops to
guard and effuse that creed. In this world
to-day thero are 2S,750,000 Episcopalians,
18.500,000 Methodists, 15.300,000 Roman Catho
lics, 12.100,000 Presbyterians, 9,200.000 Bap
tists, 6,000,000 Congregationalists, and 32.
000,000 members of other denominations. I
am of tho opinion that it will bo but a short
time when all, tho other scattered and con
flicting denominations will unito and tho
Episcopalian will bo tho world's denomina
tion. Tho world is crying for salvation. Will
wo not work, consider and trust God for our
success in converting tho millions of heathens
on tho earth to-day?"
CSE OF THE PBAYEB-BOOK.
"Jesus Shall Reign" was sung, and Rov.
Dr. Barrett, of Atlanta. Gn., spoko on tho
subject, "Why wo uso the prayer-book."
"Thi3 subject was settled by Jesus Christ,"
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WANAMAKER & BROWN,
said Dr. Barrett, "more than 1,800 years ago,
when Ho said when you pray say 'Our Father
who art in heaven.' We should use the
prayer-book because we want to learn to pray.
It teaches us that prayer is a reality, and not
somo vague petition which will not be an
swered. Wo should uso the prayer-book be
eauso tho petitions it contains havo a direct
effect upon our souls. The prayer-book
makes us grow spiritually.
"If we expect to make progress in the
Christian lifo wo must bo taught and must be
gin at the beginning. Agnin we should care
fully uso tho prayer-book because it teaches
us sound doctrines. Wo should use tho
prayer-book because we worship a great
King and should not be too familiar with Him
when we offer our petition to the throne of
mercy. We must come into His presence
prepared to render reverently unto Him that
which is His due. Let us use the prayer-book,
believe its words, and thus be elevated toward
a higher, a better standard of Christian living.
W1IY CATUEDBALS AEE BDIET.
Another hymn was sung, ana then Bishop
W. C. Doano, of Albany, N. Y., told "Why
we build cathedrals."
"Catheirals are for the use of the bishops,"
said Dr. Doane. "It is tho place where they
may go and talk to the people of their dio
ceses. We also build cathedrals to the glory
of God, and they ought to be the largest ana
best church buildings in the dioceses
"Tho cathedral represents or should repre
sent the center of tho work and action of tho
diocese. It Is tho magnate thnt attracts and
vitalizes the homes and work of city missions
and mercy, and all these things being true
tne cathedral should bo a beautiful edifice.
Not only for the uses of tho bishop, but com
pletely consecrated to the work of the church
in spreading abroad knowledge of the saving
power of Christ's Gospel." After singing
"Our Father's God to Thee," the meeting was
dismissed with the benediction by Bishop
The final meeting of the convention was
held Jn tho Church of the Epiphany and be
gan nt 7:30 p. m. Right Rev. William Paret,
D. D., bishop of Maryland, presided, and the
subject for consideration wa3 "The kingdom
in the world," relating to the methods and
result of the second coming of Christ and tho
part which the Brotherhood of St. Andrew
should take in bringing about this coming.
Rev. F. W. Tompkins, jr., of Grace Church,
Providence. R. L, spoke of the salt of the
enrtu. which he compared with themen of the
Brotherhood, who, he said, were to have a
largo share in the glory of converting the
world and speedily bringing about the second
coming of the Lord.
Dr. M. X. Gilbert, assistant bishop of Min
nesota, spoke on "Not peace, but a sword,"
and declared that the sword of the spirit i3 to
conquer the world for Christ.
"The net cast into the sea" was. Bishop
Dudley's subject. The bishop urged Brother
hood men to cast their net into the sen of
human souls for a draft of men, ana said if
they cast the net in the right spirit the load of
converted men would be so great that a
mighty shout would go up from the angels in
After tho singing of a hymn Rev. Dr.
Tompkins, of Providence, conducted tho fare
well service, which was most Impressive, con
tinuing for an hour, and shortly after 9
o'clock pronounced tho benediction, and the
ninth annual convention of tho Brotherhood
of St. Andrew was at an end.
Quite a number of delegates left tbo city
last night, but many remained to take ad
vantage of the excursion to Mount Vernon
and Christ's.Church, Alexandria, at 2 o'clock
WORK FOB THE BOYS.
Visiting delegates to the convention of tho
Brotherhood of St. Andrew sooke to about
seventy-five bright representatives of tho
boys' department of the order in this city at
the Church of the Ascension, on Massachusetts
avenue, at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Rev. J. H. Elliott, rector of the church. led
in prayer, and ho was followed in a brief ad
dress by Rev. Mr. Grovatt, of Charleston,
Mr. R. G. Leypoldt, tho national secretary
of tho boys' committee, then made a short but
interesting talk to the boys. He told them the
Biblical stories of Joseph, Samuel, Daniel,
nnd David, and drew lessons from the lives of
eacn. Their "loyalty to God" and the fact
that "God was with them" accounted, he
said, for their success in life.
He urged tho young men to become thus
loyal to tho Lord. The brief exercised wero
closed with prayer by the rector.
Belt Line Conductor Harding Badly Beaten
by a Party of Roughs.
Tho police of the First precinct are looking
for a quartet of white ruflhins who committed
a brutal assault on W. H. Harding, n con
ductor on the Belt Line Railway, at a lato
hour Saturday night. The four men at first
engaged in a fracas at the corner of Twelfth
and D streets northwest with a man named
Hickpy, and when thoy saw several policemen
coming toward them they ran to E street and
boarded a Belt Line car.
When Conductor Harding askod the men
for their fares, they swore at him and said
thoy did not havo any money. Tho conductor
then told them that tho fares would have to
bo paid or they must got off tho car. Ono of
tho roughs then drew a heavy black bottle
from bis pocket and struck Conductor Hard
ing a terrible blow over tho temple, which
felled him, cutting a deep gash and rendering
him unconscious. The four men then made
their escape. Policeman McCort, of tho
First, has a clue and thinks ho can locate
BALLS WILL GO ROLLING.
Resumption To-dny of the Deferred Cro
With favorable weather tho croquet tourna
ment, tho progress of which wa3 interfered
with on Friday by rain, will be resumed to
day, and concluded, aoubtless, to-morrow.
Tho contest is being waged under tho aus
pices of the local players, on tte grounds nt
tho corner of Ninth street and Rhode Island
avenue and on Twelfth street, between O and
Tho visitors left for their homes on Friday.
Dr. Greenwell, of New York, got first prize in
tho first division and tho games in tho remain
ing two divisions aro yet to bo completed
Tho Washington clubs will bo represented
in tho national tournament at Norwich, Conn.,
next August. They are well satisfied witn
their record in the recent tournament.
Miss E. Juliet Palmer has returned to tho
city after spending tho summer with friends
in Baltimore and Howard counties.
Return of Dr, Hitz Dr. Henry B. Hits re
turned to Washington yesterday after having
spent soveral months in London, where he
went to take a special courso in diseases of
tho throat. Dr. Hitz graduated from tho
Columbian Medical School a fewyearsago,
and after pursuing a special courso of study
in Philadelphia established himself in Mil
waukee Ho was formerly in ono of tho de
partments, nnd acquired his medical education
after office hours.
1003 Pennsylvania Avenue.
LOCAL HEYS OF ALL SORTS
The Weather To-day.
Fair; continued coldj north wind9, with
Three Charges Against One Man A one
eyed colored man. named Isaac Chapman, is
locked up at the Fifth precinct station-house,
and this morning he will be called upon to
face three distinct charges In the police court.
Chapman was arrested by Policeman Clinton,
and tho charges against him embrace crap
shooting, assault and battery on Mary Wm
fleld, colored, and till-tapping. in.robblng the
money drawer of Lena Jardine, of Navy
place southeast, of between 23 and 34.
Valuable Prizes for Good Drilling: At a re
cent meeting of the officers of the" Fifth Bat
talion it was decided to offer a banosoma
trophy In tho shnpe of an oxidized silver urn,
fourteen inches in height and trimmed with
gold, to be drilled for annually on the third
Friday in February by the companies of tho
battalion. This trophy becomes the property
of the company winning it two consecutive
times. A beautiful gold medal, especially en
graved, will be offered for the best drilled in
dividual of the battalion, under the same
conditions and terms as those governing the
company drills. Major Suess hopes that these
prizes will awaken new Interest In the drills
and that each company and individual will
make every reasonable effort to win the prize.
1 Sun Over by an Express Wagon George
Carter, colored, aged fifty-five years. wa3 rua
over and painfully injured yesterday by aa
I express wagon driven by James Tucker, also
' colored. The latter was arretted and locked
up at No. 3 police station by Officer O'Brien,
while the Injured man was hurried to the
' Emergency Hospital. After treatment there
be was removed to his home, No. 1411 D
Mon3ignor Satolli a3 Arbitrator A misun
derstanding has arisen In Canada between
Cardinal Toschereau, metropolitan of tho
Dominion, and the civil authorities, and Mon
signor Satolli baa been called upon to arbi
trate the differences. He will act also in some
troubles that have occurred between the car
dinal and his clergy. Monsignor Satolli ha3
gone to Montreal and will be absent about
ClimbiEtr tho Official Ladder By the re
tirement of Admiral Gherardi on Novem
ber 10. Commodore Carpenter, command
ing the Asiatic station, will proceed
to the position vacated, and this will
givo place to Capt. Rush R. Wallace in tho
commodore's list. A board consisting of Ad
mirals Green and Brown and Commodore
Norton will convene at the Navy Department
on Tuesday next to subject Capt. Wallace to
examination for the promotion.
Executive ClemencY Asked for Terry Pe
titions asking executive clemency in the case
of ex-Policeman Terry, convicted of shooting
the colored man, Washington, during the
"Jack the Slasher" excitement here, and sen
tenced to three years' imprisonment in the
"pen," will be circulated for signatures this
week. Several influential men, it is said,
have promised to urge Terry's pardon by
Chewed the Clerk's Fingers Off Dennis
Tinney, a colored denizen of "Pipetown."
southeast, is in the toils at No. 5 police sta
tion, charged with assaulting William Spicer,
a clerk in the shoe store of Nelson Gates,
corner of Eleventh and N streets southeast.
While Mr. Spicer wa3 trying to eject the col
ored man from his premises, the latter turned
on the clerk and nearly chewed one of his
fingers off. Tinney was arrested by Officers
Arnold and Stewart.
3rutally Beaten by Two Ken Shortly be
fore 1 o'clock yesterday morning Joseph Mc
Donald was attacked and brutally beaten by
two nien at the corner of Nineteenth street
and Florida avenue northwest. McDonald's
head and face presented a horrible appear
ance from the beating he had received when
he reached Freedman's Hospital, where ho
was taken in the Eighth precinct patrol
wagon. Officers OTlea and Barbee arrested
John F. Rider and James Eider, brothers, as
the assailants, ana later on they were iden
tified by McDonald. The Rider brothera will
have to" face two charges each, assault and
profanity, in tho police court to-day.
Sibley Memorial Eospital Dedication Tha
dedication services at Sibley Memorial Hos
pital will take place Fridav afternoon of thi3
I week. Bishop Hurst will preside and Bishop
liowman will mase the ueateatory address.
Mr. B. H. Warner will present the hospital in
behalf of Mr. V. J. Sibley, ana Mrs. Clinton
B. Fisk will accept it on behalf of the Wo
man's Home Missionary Society and trustees.
In the evening a reception will be tendered
Mrs. Fisk at the Methodist Home, 1140 N
Fcr the Benefit of a Church A literary and
musical entertainment of considerable excel
lence is to be given at the Church of Our
Father, corner of Thirteenth and L streets
northwest, Wednesday evening for thejbeneflt
of the Methodist Protestant Church of North,
Property Reported Stolen Frank Hughes,
who gave his address as the Union Mission,
reported to detective headquarters last even
ing that while asleep at No. 629 Pennsylvania
avenue late Saturday evening some thief stole
317 from his pockets.
Charles W. Margraf reports stolen from.
hi3 premises, 631 D street northwest, one
light overcoat, pair of pants, and a vest.
For tha Beneat of a Mission- The young
ladies of St. Cloment's P. E. Mission will givo
an oyster supper in tho town hall.Brookland,
to-morrow night for the benefit of the mis
sion. Tho young ladies have mado elaborate
preparations for the event and promise amost
enjoyable evening. Supper will be served
from 6 to 10 p. m.
Asaaulte da Policeman Charles Foster, a
colored laborer, twenty-two years of age, Is
locked up at the Seventh precinct station on
a charge of assault and battery. Some weeks
ago Policeman Connor, of the Georgetown
precinct, was making an arrest on tho bor
ders of that town when he was approached
from behind and struck with a stick by the
prisoner. Foster had eluded arrest, but Con
nor at last caught his man and will have him
up beforo court this week.
leasehold Assigned Joseph S.Lawrence
yesterday assigned his leasehold of Nos. 615
and 617 Fourteenth street north west, to James
j R. Ellorson and Orlando Wemple, to secure
1 notes to Minnie M. Colegrove, for 32,400.
I They are to have full control of the premise
, first to pay tho rent to C. C. WIHard, 3125 per
I month; second, other expenses and net pro
i fits npou tho Colegrove debt. Lawrence is to
havo use, tree ot rent, ot sucn unocucpled
room in tho buildings as the trustees shall
designate. Together with tho assignment
was filed for record Lawrence's lease upon
tho promises. It runs from May 1, 1391, for
five years, at 3125 a month.
Will Officiate as Host Justice Brewer,
president of the Congregational Club, will
preside and deliver an address at tho meeting
of tho club to be held this evening in the
parlors of the First Congregational Church.
A paper will be read by W. T. Harrfe, Com
missioner of Education, and thero will be
music by the church quartet, directed by
Prof. Blachcff. Dinner will bo served at 7
Army Orders Capt. John MI11I3, now at
New Orleans, to report at Washington, D. O.,
as engineer secretary of the light bouse board.
Lieut. Col. Harris, to duty as engineer of the
Third light houso district. First Lieut. P. 1L
B. Travis, as military instructor at George
town College, Georgetown, Ky.