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WASHINGTON, D. C.t IPKEDAT MOBNINQ-, NOTEXBER 16, 1894 SIX PAG-ES.
GREAT ARMY OF WORKERS
Flan to Combine AH Labor Organiza
tions Into One Vast Body.
SOVEREIGN READS HIS REPORT
Eerere Criticism of Gon. Echofleld and His
Beconuaen&ation to Increase the Army
Abolition of the State Militia Advocated
Banking Laws Sharply Dealt With.
New Om.eaxs. Nov. 15. The Knights of
Labor ware in session three hours to-day, ad
journing just before 1 o'olock.
The morning session was consumed in lis
tening to an address by Mr. George Howard,
viee president of the American Hallway As
sociation, who had been especially invited to
attend the sessions of the convention. Mr
Howard presented a proposition for the con
solidation of all the labor organizations of the
country into one vast body, under asinglo
board of management and with an amalgam
ation of interests. He believed that if such a
plan was adopted labor would bo benofitcd
and would be in a position the more com
pletely to have its wrongs redressed and tho
more speedily to obtain its rights.
Grand Master Workman Sovereign also
spoke in favor of the pitin proposed by Mr.
Howard, whieh he roeommouds as possess
ing elements of advantage that it would not
be well to overlook.
At the afternoon session General Master
"Workman Sovereign delivered his annual ad
dress, which was an exhaustive and elaborate
resume of the work of the order from its in
cipjeacy. He attributed the decreased membership of
the order to the depression in business cir
cles, preyalent bankruptcy, low wages, and
oaforeed idleness of laboring classes. He
stated that he traveled 85,464 miles since his
stewardship, and had organized eleven new
rsmblios and made ninety-seven public
j. Ureases. He reviewed his action of last
January when he se:urcd the services of
Judge C. C. Cole, and filed & bill in tho dis
triot court of tho District of Columbia, setting
fortn special grievances of his order and pro
testing against the Jesuunce of bonds by the
Secretary of the United States Treasury. He
characterized the work of injunction from the
United States circuit court of the eastern dis
trict of Wisconsin as a despotic injunction.
lleferring to the American Bailway Union
a fflliatious, he advised action with' this as
well as ail labor organizations. Hh resume
of the Pullman strike terminated in severe
criticism of Mnj.-Gen. Jnn M. fcchoflId, and
the recommendations of that officer for an
increase of th Army, together with the action
of Chicago's aristocracy, who were permitted
to present a standard of colors to the Fif
teenth Infantry, "was an indication of nn un
easy desire to subjugate labor to the military
powers of the nation."
Jle urged that the assembly take strong
Rrtunds against an increase of the military
force of the nation, and that thy advocate
"a decrease in the regular Army, and the ab
olition of the State militia, for from them are
coming to the surface the .sentiments of a
military despotism." -' ' ""
He contended that too much of thaiorder's
time was taken up by roln'orucuons. and
read correspondence of last mouth between
himself and Secretary B. 51. Easley, of the
United States Civic Federation of Chicago.
He also made a sharp criticism of the bank
ing laws, and he advised a few minor chances
in the proamble of the order.
At the close of the address tho report ofjthe
general executive board was presented and
referred to several committees. It was a vol
uminous affair, but contained much of inter
est to the delegate?. The meeting then ad
journed to meet again at J a. m. to-morrow.
The order of business for the morning
sosskm will be the roll call of delegates for
the reading of resolutions. All committees
wore organized and got down towbusiness.
BAPTISTS AT ALEXANDRIA.
The Convention Selects Petersburg, Va.,
as the Place for Next Year's Meeting.
The third day of the session of the Virginia
Baptist Association was held in the Baptist
Church in Alexandria yesterday. At tho
morning session Bov. Dr. 0. F. Flippo, for a
number of years pastor of the Alexandria
Church, made an interesting address on tho
work of the American .Baptist Publication So
ciety. The report of tho Woman's .Missionary So
ciety was road and adopted. The committer
for selecting the time and plaee of the next
meeting reported they bad selected Peters
burg, the se-sion to be held in the Second
Baptist Church there on the Friday after the
second Sunday in November, 38P5. Bev. W.
W. Lnudum Tvas selected to preach the intro
ductory sermon, with Bev. J. J. Hall as altei
nate. A special committee to confer with tboSnn-day-scnool
and Bible BaBd was named, as
follows: Bevs. C. H. Byland, J. B. Hutson,
aw Mr. H. Theodore Ellyson.
The night S6sion opened at 6:45 p. m. with
n young people's meeting, at which Mr. Gar
land Pollard, of Richmond, made an address
on the work of the young people's -ociety.
In the meeting of ths association last nitrht,
"Home missions" and "The Sunday-school
board of the Southern Baptist convention"
were the subjects under discussion. The as
sociation will olose its session Here this even
ing. Hldgcly a Target for Toughs.
Very dimlnitive and unproteetod-looking
was Charles Bldgely, a young eolorod man,
living at No. 42 Pierce street northwest, as
he drove his wagon across the Long Bridco
last night. A crowd of rowdies were also
bound in the same .direction, and when they
eaw the peculiar figure perched on the top
uf the wagon, determined to havo some
amusement. They stoned tho poor follow,
and drove him away from his barn. So
frightened was Bidgelyhe ran all the way
across the bridge, and left his horse and
wagon to tlieir fate. Later -when his tormen
ors disappeared, the frightened driver ro
urned to the city, but could not find his
property, and he reported the loss to tho
Small Hydrophobia Scare.
Since the death by hydrophobia of llttlo
VIrgie McDermott npprehension that the
dreaded disease would appear in other cases
of dog's bito heis been felt in some quarters.
An instance of this feeling was brought to no
tice yesterday when John Herbert, a fourteen-year-old
boy, was treated at the Emer
gency Hospital. The pntient is a telegraph
messenger, aud was playing with a dog. Tho
amiual suddenly showed vexation and bit
the lad in the left log. He was at once taken
to the hospital, where Dr. Kishio cauterized
the wound, and tho latter believes that the
result will not be dangerous.
Charged with Conspiracy to Kill.
Bidowav, Ta.. Nov. 15. Seven coal miners
have been arrowed here. They aro charged
with plotting to kill their employers and end
ing in tho killing of a boy, when the house of
a non-union workur was blown up with
dynamite about throe weeks ago.
lie IVnsa Great Chief.
Chastbeelaix, S. D., Nov. 16. Iron Nation,
the head chief of the lower Brule Sioux, died
to-day at his horn on the Sioux Beservation,
of pneumonia. Iron Nation was one of the
most prominent Indian chiefs of recent years
and was ninety years old.
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Cob Colt and Sheriff Cook to Ho Locked
Up to Await tho Grand
Washixotox Coubthouse, O., Nov. 16.
Coroner James M.Edwards, of this city, be
gan his inquost on the five persons that wore
shot in 'front of the courthouse in this place
on the night of October 17, 1894, two or thrco
days after the occurrence, and obtained tho
testimony of ninety-eight witnesses. Coroner
Edward's verdict, rendered to-day, holds Col.
Colt and Sheri" Cook guilty of murder.
Up to this time the commou pless court
has not empanelled any special grand jury to
consider the case of Col. Coit and Sheriff
Cook. Tho regular term of-tbe common pleas
court will not bo held tll tho first week in
January, 1805, and it is not known whether
the case will be deferred until then or tnken
up nt once.
The coroner has turned over all testimony
taken in the inquest and his verdict to tho
prosecuting attorney and the action of the
court is now uwnitod with intense intotest. It
is said in case indictments are found against
Coit and Cook that tbero will bo a change of
venue aud tho trial be held in some other
The widely circulated story that Col. Colt
would have been in any manner mistreated in
caso he nad come hereto testify is absurd, as
the city has long sinco resumed its normal
condition, and no attempt to annoy the colonel
is ever dreamed of. There has been no dispo
sition among the citizouB to interrupt the
course of tho inquest and Col. Coit would re
ceive respectful consideration, just as any
Of course, it is well known that prisoners
held on charges for murder in tho first degree
are not eligible to bail, and Col. Coit, who was
assistant adjutant general of Ohio under Gov.
Campbell, and Sheriff Cook, also a prominent
citizen, will bo compelled to be locked up un
til they come to trial.
WORK OF THE TRIAL BOARD.
Several Cases Disposed of, and the Gcss-ford-Daley
.Matter still on Tap.
There will bo a busy session of the polico
trial board to-dny at the Sixth precinct sta
tion house. The Gessford-Daley case will be
resumed, and evidence presented to show
that some of tho witnesses who testified that
ex-Policeman Cottou's reputation for veracity
was bad had been arrested by him (Cotton)
when ho was a member of the force. Mr.
Cotton spent several hours in the police
court vault yesterday searching the records
for tho dates of arrest, etc.
It Is also reported that ex-Policeman Gol
nbert will appear with additional charges
against Sergt. Daley.
At yesterday's session of tho board Police
men Harrover and Greer, of tho Eighth pre
cinct, were charged with clubbing a colored
man near Fourteenth and U streets. It ap
pared In testimony, however, that tho man
in que-tion rosisted arrest all the way to the
Policeman Borneo Bowie, of the Fourth pre
cinct, was tried for non-support, on charges
preferred by his wife, from whom ht is sepa
rated, and also for an ulleged assault on the
female keepers of a disorderly house.
It was reported that charges had been pre
ferred against Officers Bruce and Klingcr, of
the Fourth precinct, by Monty Wells, formerly
manager of the Fat Men's Beneficial Associa
tion; but the charges, if any have, been pre
pared, have not yet materialized at police
headquarters. . -.- : ' "
FOR A PERMANENT HOKE.
esboys and Children's Aid Society is
Looking lor a Suitable Site.
For several years the Newsboys and Chil
dren's Aid Society has been endeavoring to
secure a suitablosite for permanent headquar
ters, but until yesterday afternoon no definite
action was taken on the subject. At that time
there was a special moetlng of tho board of
trustees in tho headquarters on D street, and
Dr. T. S. Chiids, president of tho board, was
authorized to appoint a special committee
composed of trustees whose duty it shall bo to
select a site and report at a future meeting oi
About two years ago Mrs. Maulsboy, of
this city, died, and her will directed that
30,000 of her money be given to the home
for the erection of a new building. This sum
is now in the hands of the trustees, and as
soon as a site is secured a permanent home
will bo built. The managers dosire to locate
the new structure as near tho present home as
possible, and have several slants In view on
E street, between Nintn and Eloventh streets.
If either of those can be purchasod for a
reasonable sum a building equipped with
u gymnasium, reading rooms, large bath
rooms, entertainment hall, and other mod
ern conveniences for the boys will be erected,
which will enable the society to enlarge its
work, and go far toward putting it on a
stronger and more permanent basis than at
Anne Hathaway will tell in the Sunday
"Tunes" how the marketing is done for a
REPORT OF THE RECEIVERS.
Spend 537 More Than They Hcccive from
. Property Endowment Associatiou.
Andrew A. Lipscomb and T. M. Field, re
ceivers hero of the Commercial Alhanco In
surance Company, of New York, in which
capacity they hold tho property of the Wash
ington Beneficial Endowment Association,
yesterday filed their first report.
They have taken possession of the building
No. 419 euth street northwest, togethurwith
all papers, etc., of the Endowment Associa
tion. Their monthly expenses aro: Heat. 320;
light, 45; janitor, SS0; wntchman, 640; taxes,
$20; repairs, S10; insurance, 3.10; water,
$1.5P; a total of S129.C0. This leaves n
monthly deficit of 37.60. They have insured
tho building for 10,000 and will p-iy the
water rate, which has been neglected.
Among the papers of tho Washington Bene
ficial Endowment Association they find thoso
relating to assessments in consequence of the
death of tho following persons: Alonzo Mills
and Marny Gauning, of this city; John M.
Leavillc, of Culpeper. Va.; Andrew J. Man
ning, of Portsmouth, Va. Notices of assess
ments on these are ready to send out.
Another Candidate for Jack Ketch.
FnANEFonT, Ey.,Nov. 15. The cose of F.
B. Brooks, the Hopkins county murderer, was
affirmed in tho court of appeals to-day.
Brooks killed B. C. Grant in October, 1893,
and the murder caused such indignation that
it was necessary to remove him to an adjoin
ing county to avoid mob violence.
Fell Under an Electric Car.
Spocial to TnE Times.
Aeexa-dma, Ya., Nov 15. Augustus Dean,
about twelve years of ago, in jumping on aa
elpctric car on Fairfax street about 10 o'clock
to-night, fell under the whoels and had one of
his feet crushed off.
lvcs Still in tho Lead.
New Yoek, Nov. 15. Total score: Ives,
2,400; Schaefer, 1,793. Highest runs: Schae
fer, 244; Ives, 177. Average for night: Schae
fer, 54.9-13; Ives, 42.6-7. Grand average:
Schaefer, 3G.29-49; Ives, 48.4S-49.
Populists Stood No Show.
Atlaxta, Ga. Nor. 15. Tho Georgia
house of representatives to-day dismissed
twenty-three contests brought by Populists
and two brought by Democrats.
Vatican Relics Reach Spain.
A cablegram to tho Navy Department an
nounces tho arrival of tho Detroit at Cadiz,
Spain, with tho Columbian relics aboard.
WILLETT FILLS TP BERTHS
William . Dove and William H.
Fletcher Are the Appointees.
The Former Gets the East Capitol Station in
Place of F. A. Grant Tho Discharged
Superintendent Appeals to tho Civil Ser
vice Commission Tho Southwest Station.
Postmaster Wlllett flllod two of tho places
yesterday which havo remained within his
personal gift after the recent extension of
the civil service law to tho postofflces
throughout the country. These two places
are superintendent of the East Capitol station
and tho superintendent of the Southwest
station. The first-named place was held by
Mr. Fredorick A. Grant, and tho second by
Mr. Alfred C. Irwine.
Mr. William M. Dove, has boen appointed to
tLo East Capitol station and William Ii.
Fletcher to the Southwest station. Tho salary
of these superintendents is 81,800 each an
nually. They have no patron ago, tho clerks
and carriers under thorn being appointed by
tho postmaster and all those now holding po
sitions as clerks or carriers at these stations
are under the civil service rules. At the East
Cupitol stution there are tea clerks and thirty
carriers and about the samo number at each
of the other carrier stations.
Mr. William M. Dove is n native of Wash
ington, is forty-three years of age, and was,
until six months ngo, District inspector of
fuel. He said last night that his resignation
as inspector was a3kod by the Commissioners
on the ground that he was a brother of Mr.
J. Maury Dovo, a coal dealor. Mr. William
Dove declined to resign on that ground, and
was then dismissed.
Mr. Fletcher is a wail-known business man
in the furniture and carpet line, and who was
formerly associated in the firm of Singleton
& Fletcher. The appointees will take charge
of their respective offices to-dny, having
visited them yesterday In company with tho
postmaster. Mr. Grant and Mr. Fletcher will
remain in their offices for thirty days, until
tho appointees have been familiarized with the
Quite an interesting question has arisen out
of the application of the civil service laws to
the superintendents in the Postoffioo Depart
ment and to all of tho carrier stations in this
city, except East Capitol, Southwest, and
Georgetown. This question appeurs in a
memorial filed some days ago by Mr. Fred
Grant with the Civil Servico Commission and
also with,thePostmaster General. Mr. Grant
was asked about it last night. He said that
soon after the announcement was made ex
cluding his station, with tho two others men
tioned, from the operation of the law he saw
its effect and, of course, anticipated his re
moval. He therefore fllod this paper, which
is practically a protest in advance.
In his statement he makes the point that,
under the postal laws, a superintendent of a
carrier station belongs to the same category
as other superintendents who are respon
siblodirectly to tho postmaster andPost-ofuce
Department; and who are now protected
by the civil service law. He maintains that
the relations between the superintendent of a
carrier station and the postmaster are just as
close and the responsibility just the same as
that of tho other superintendent. These
statements be bases on his construction of
tho postal laws and wants a decision of tho
Civil Servico Commission.
Mr. Grant is informed that tho Postmaster
General has expressed the opinion that East
Capitol station and tho other two named
above may bo classed as " little post-offices,"
and that the superintendents of the same aro
subject to lemoval, like all other postmasters.
To this Mr. Grant replies that if ho wero
classed as a postmaster, he would have tho
power of appointing or removing bis clerks
and employes, but the contrary is the fact.
Tho Civil Service Commission has not yet
mads on official reply to Mr. Grant's paper.
He says that as bo is not out of tho service
yet, if a decision is made in his favor it may
change the complexion of matters. Mr. Grant
wishes it stated that the protest is not against
the appointment of Mr. Dove but in order to
have the law construed because it was fllod
before tho appointment of his successor.
Tho members of the Commission, it is un
derstood, aro not at all of one mind on tho
auestion raised by Mr. Grant, and it is said
that iwo of them regard the point as well
STAND OR FALL TOGETHER.
Appeal to tho Court of Appeals to Govern
All the Recalcitrant Witnesses' Case.
It Is probable nothing will be dono In tho
cases of Havemeyer and Searles of tho
American Sugar Beflning Company undor in
dictment for refusing to answer questions be
fore tiie Senato investigating committee till
the appeal in the cases of Brokers Chapman
and McCartney is settled.
This is the plan in the district attorney's
office. Judge Shellaberger, of the brokers'
counsel, said yesterday if tho court of appeals
sustains their demurer tho caso was ended.
If not. they will surrender tho prisoners, and
then on writ of habeas corpus take the cose to
the United States Supremo Court. Papers
for tho appeal will be filed this week.
NOT EVEN A SUSPECT.
Smallpox Takes Another Day of Rest
Health Officers Breath Easier.
Not even a suspected caso was added to
tho smallpox roll yesterday. Until a late
hour last night Health Officer Woodward had
no knowiodgo of a fresh appearance of tho
disease, and he is hoping now that tha danger
is almost past.
The three daughtors of J. W. Williams, of
the Postoffice Department, wero better yester
day, and will probably not suffer severely.
Dr. Kevitt telephoned from tho hospital
that all the patients still under his caro are
improving, with the exception of tho volun
teer nnrso, Mrs. Margaret Pomborton, who Is
Evidences of Reincarnation.
Tho Theosophical Society held an interest
ing meeting last evening with President Cof
fin in the ohair. At the business meeting tho
president was instructed to secure tho hall of
tho Legion of Loyal Women, on Tenth street,
above Pennsylvania aventfe, for Thursday
and Sunday evenings. The society will prob
ably move beforo the first of December. A
resolution was passed stating that, ten cents
or more contributed by members of tho so
ciety or thoso attending tho mooting would
ba gladly received. After tho business meet
ing tho subject of the evening "Evidence of
Beincarnation" was taken up.
Epidemic of Scarlet Fever.
Fobt Wayxk, Ind., Nov. 15. There nro
now ten cases of scarlet fever at the Indiana
Homo for Feeble Mindod Children, north of
this city. There aro over flvo hundred in
mates at the institution, and nearly all ot
them have been directly or indirectly exposed
to tho contagion.
Dog Masquerading as Lion.
Newville, Ohio, Nov. 15. Tho animal
whioh has caused such great excitement
among tho people ot this vicinity and which
was declared to bo a "monster lion, a savage
panther, and a ferocious wild beast." has at
last been brought to bay. It proved to ba a
CRUELTY ON THE HIGH SEAS.
Novel Cnso in tho District Courts Mate
Chase Boxed Scnmcn's Ears
Fred L. Ohaso was brought to trial yestor
day, beforo Judge Colo, for cruelty on the
high seas to James Lawrenco and Henry F.
Gramke. Ohaso was flrat mato of the ship
Beatrlco Hovenor, which arrived hero last
Thursday with a cargo of cement from Port
of Spain, West Indies.
Lawrence and Gramko testifiod that Chaso
beat thorn and otherwise misused them dur
ing tho trip to Domerara and return by way
of tho Indies, and especially that while off
the capes at tho mouth of Chesapeake Bay,
ten days ago, he struck thom and did them
great bodily hurt. Their testimony was in
part supported by Seamen Olsen, Nolson, and
Chaso was put on the stand In his own be
half and said that ho at no time cruolly
treated the men. As they went out to South
America he said Lawrenco gave him one day
"a bit of his chcok" and he "boxed his jaws"
to teach him a lepson. Off the capes, he said,
the weather was very heavy, and one day
Gramko was drawing water and about to wet
some sails that wero drying, when ho told
him sharply that ho had been directed not to
draw water at the poop of tho vessel.
As to Lawrenco, ho was sick, and Chose
bad made him wait a little till ho could get
him soino modicino and proper clothing and
had then mndo bim come on duty because the
weather was bad and all wore needed. Ho put
him in tho dry placo, at the wheel. As to the
boxlug of Lawrence on tho outward voyage
that mutter, ho said, was to be attended to,
if at all, by tho Amorlcan consul where they
Tho testimony of tho men that Capt. Hich
born, of the boar, had been obliged to remon
strate with Chase for ill treatment of tho men
was denied by Chaso and by Capt. E. L. Hich
born, who corroborated Chase's testimony on
other polrts. HIchborn admitted that he saw
Ohaso shove Gramke whon ho was drawing
water aud heard him scolding. Tho captain
then told Chase not to make a disturbance.
Chase is from Mnchias, Mo., and Hichborn
from Stookdon, fifty miles away. Hichborn
has been on tho sea eighteen years; Chase
twenty-eight. Hichborn has boon captain of
tho Hevcnor for eleven years. Ho neyer met
Chase till this trip. Chaso was released after
the trial on 6300 bond, with Capt. Hichborn
PEOPLE TO DETERMINE.
Thirty Thousand Petitioners to .Ask Con
gress for Primary .Elcction-
Tbe agitation of District suffrage has tnken
n new shape under another name. Congress
is to bo asked to give tho people a ohanco to
vote upon tho primary question as to whether
they want to vole, and whether they desire to
maintain a representative form of govern
ment. Tho Initinl proceedings to that end were had
at a meeting held last night at John Wesley
Church, on Connecticut avenue northwest.
This meeting was tho outgrowth of a prior
informal conference, nt which Dr. Beyhurn
was chosen temporary chairman and James
H. Smith temporary secretary.
The plan, as read by tho secretary last
night, was somewhat lengthy, and provides
that an association, to be known as the Dis
trict Suffrage Petition Association, shall be
organized, tho object of which is to secure a
representative form of government. The
usual complement of officers ii provided for,
including an executive committee, to consist
of twenty-two members. Monthly meetings
are to be held. Permanent officers were
elected as follows: President, Dr. Bobert
Beyburn; vico presidents, Calvin Chaso and
Gustav Augenstein; secretary, James H.
Smith; corresponding secretary, E. M. Hew
lett; treasurer, Walter Callahan.
The executive committee will bo named
within a few'days by Chairman Beyburn.
Brief addresses wero mado by Dr. Bey
burn. Secretary Smith. Vice President Augen
stein, Milford Spohn, and others. Tho opinion
was expressed, with some vigor, that with the
coming of suffrage the organization of a
Lexow committee micbt be possible, for which
there is, it was thought, a wide field in Wash
ington. The petition was signed by all present. The
intention is to havo 30,000 signatures attached
beforo its presentation is made to Congress.
The meeting adjourned to reassemble at
some placo on Thursday ovening of next
DAISY WAS ONLY FIFTEEN.
Alexander Goodloc's Triple Alliance Cul
minates in a Caso in the Polico Court.
Alexander Goodloo, although but twenty
eight years of ago, has been married three
times, his last wife, Daisy Goodloo, neo Mans
field, being but fifteen, years of ago. These
facts developed yesterday afternoon in tho
polico court during Goodloo's trial on a
charge of threats, preferred by his girl wife.
Mrs. Goodloe, who is a trim littlo woman
with a pretty and childish face and laughing
blue eyes, went on the witness stand and told
Judge Miller that "Slack," as she called her
husband, had threatened to take her young
lifo. She added that sho was not now living
with him, but was homo with her mother
and did not intend to cohabit with him again.
"I married him." said Daisy, "because my
father was an invalid and ho promised to bo
both husband and father to me."
Goodloo, who Is a hard-working man, be
ing employed by the Washington Gaslight
Company, stated that his first wife died, his
second secured a divorce from him, while
Daisy, who is No. 3, had left his bed and
board somo weeks ago. He denied that ho in
tended to harm his present bettor half.
Lawyer Frank P. Gloss, who appearod for
Goodloe. made a strong dofonso for his very
much married client, and Judgo Millor re
leased tho victim of the "triple alliauco" on
his personal bonds.
"But," said his honor, "if you threaten this
woman again you will go to jail for a good
DR. BARTLETT'S SUCCESSOR.
New York Avenue Church Appoint n Com
mittee to Select n New Pastor.
At a special congregational meeting of tho
members of the Now York Avonuo Presbyte
rian Church, hold in tho lecture-room of tho
church last night, a committeo was appointed
to call a new pastor.
Tho committeo will meet in a few days for
organization and sub-committees will bo ap
pointed to visit churches in other cities,
listen to sermons by pastors whom tho con
gregation would desire to call, and report at
a meeting of all tho membora of the com
mittee. Ths committeo will report to the
congregation tho namo of tho most desirable
preacher and then the call will bo formally,
Bov. Dr. John Chester was moderator of
last night's meeting and Mr. A. J. Halford,
clerk. Dr. Chester stated tho purpose of tho
meeting, and after considerable, discussion
and many motions it was finally decided to
institute a now custom and appoint as many
ladies as gentlemen on the committeo and
that the "voting should bo by ballot. Tbo
boards of deacons and trustees chose their
own representatives on tho committeo. The
mombors proceeded to ballot after which the
meeting adjourned with a prayer by Dr.
Ho Stoic for His Sweet Tooth.
"When the parents of Eddio Johnson, a lit
tle colored boy, did, ho went to live with his
aunt, Mrs. Mary Cooper, of No. 624 Third
street northwest. Yostorday tho boy, who is
now twolvo years old, was arrested for the
theft of 5 from his fostor mother by Police
man Sullivan, and in the pockets of the lad
was found 84.92. Tho prisoner explained
that he had spent the small deficit for candy.
THAT OFFER OF MEDIATION
Congressman Storer Not Satisfied
That It Was Property Made.
HE WILL CALL FOR AN INQUIRY
Says tho Treaty Undor Which Secrotary
Gresham Mado the Tender Boas Not "War
rant Suoh Action on the Part of tho Execu
tive Branch of tho Government
Bopresentativo Bellamy Storer, of the Com
mitteo on Foreign Affairs of tho House of
Bepresentatlve3, Intends presenting to Con
gress when it reassembles a resolution of in
quiry as to the action of Secretary Gresham
in suggesting to China and Japan that this
country will act as mediator in the settlement
of tho present war. Mr. Storer is now making
a careful examination of the subject, with a
view of taking tho initiative.
The resolutions, when drawn up, will re
quest the Secretary of State to transmit to
Congress all correspondence on the subject
not incompatible with tho publio service.
They rill also ask for information as to what
departure, If any, from the traditional policy
of the Government, a3 embodied in the Mon
ro o doctrine, is contemplated by tho execu
tive branch in becoming a factor in Asiatic
Mr. Storer Bays he has no desire to ombnr
ass tho executive branch in any foreign policy
they wish to pursue. But as a member of the
Committee on Foreign Affairs he say3 such
a foreign policy as is now contemplated
should properly have the attention and judg
ment of Ooncress. In examining the treaty ot
1858 betweon China and the United States,
under which this government has suggested
its willingness to mediate, Mr. Storer says the
language does not contemplate mediation by
the President or executlvejbranch alone.
It recites, in substanco, that the United
States will exercise their good offices In case
any nation acts unjustly or oppressively
against China. This, Mr. Storer points out,
suggests the good offices of the United States,
but not of the President, so that it would
bo proper, and perhaps essential, that tho
Congressional branch of the government
should act in case Euch good offices are to
"From a easuai Inspection of the treaty,"
Mr. Storer added, "the clause would hardly
seem to warrant a proposition of mediation,
unless, as the treaty states, China is being
treated 'unjustly and oppressively.' and I do
not suppose this government would prejudge
the trouble between China and Japan by say
ing the latter was acting unjustly and oppres
sively." Mr. Storer says that any action he takes will
be oft conservative lines, a ho desires to
make his Inquiry for Information rather than
critioism until the facts are presented.
JAPS SUFFER A DEFEAT.
Chinese Reports to the Effect that tha
Enemy Attacked and Were Repulsed.
Tiek Tsin, Nov. 15. Chinese reports re
ceived hero from Port,' Arthur say that tho
Japanese havo not yet captured Talien-Wan.
It is stated that two forts there are still hold
ing out against the Japanese, and that In
spite of the desperate fighting which baa
taken place tho assaults of tho enemy have
From the same source it i3 stated that the
Japanese are far from Port Arthur, whose
defenses havo been greatly strengthened, and
it i3.likely that the place will offer a deter
mined resistance to the Japanese.
It is also reported that a portion oi Gen.
Sunga's army has recaptured Kmchow and
that tho Japanese have been driven out of
Motion, on the road to Pedang. by the Chinese,
who afterward pursued them for several miles.
London. Nov. 15. The Time3 to-morrow
will publish a dispatch from Tien-Tsin saying
that Gen. Nieh reports that he wa3 attacked
at Malien-lung, on November 11, by the Jap
anese troops, aud that he succeeded in repuls
ing them. The Chinese general adds that tho
Japanese mado a second attack upon tho po
sitions ho occupied on November 12, but it ap
pears the Japanese wero again repulsed and
tho Chinese pursued thom toward Fungh
Wang, which Gen. Nieh expected to reach
soon after sending this report.
The similarity between this reported defeat
of the Japanese nnd tho defeat they are said
to havo sustained at Motlen, on tho road to
Pedang, would make It appear that tho two
engagements may bo identical.
DELAY IN .MEDLVTIOX.
Japan Wants a Specific Offer Mado By
The Chineso minister, accompanied by two
of his suite, called on Secretary Gresham
yesterday. In view of the pendency of ne
gotiations for United States mediation be
tween China and Japan the call occasioned
much commentj although the officials and
diplomats said it was without significance.
Ambassador Pntenotre. of France, met tho
minister in the diplomatic room, and had a
long and somewhat animated talk with him.
There is a growing belief that while Japan
has not declined to accept tho suggestion of
this government to mediate, it has let the fact
bo known that Japan has not yet received any
direct proposition from China, nor has the
latter country offered any definite indemnity.
This, in effect, is a negative answer, unless
China makes her offer as specific as Japan
CONGRESS OF BAPTISTS.
Old Tcstamont tho Word of God, Though.
Containing Historical Errors.
Detooit, Mich., Nov. 15. Tho interpreta
tion of tho Old Testament as affected by mod
ern scholarship was the question presented
boforo the Baptist congress to-day.
It was vigorously treated from the stand
points of the radical or "higher criticism,"
tho conservative or strictly orthodox, and
from tho medium or mediator's point of
Each speaker announced unequivocally his
conviction as to their being certain historical
errors in tho Old Testament, "but ench de
clared its function as the word of -God to man.
though men strengthened rather than im
paired it by modern criticism.
IT IS OF AGE NOW.
Twenty-first BirthdaT Celebration of tho
Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Boston, Nov. 15. At the first session of tho
twonty-flrst birthday convention of tho Na
tional Women's Christian Temperance Union,
at Cleveland to-morrow, Treasurer Helen M.
Tarker will say in her report that tho receipts
during the past year have exceeded thoso of
any previous year by $5,000.
They will also report gifts in addition to
tho rogular receipts gifts in cash, notes and
negotiable stocks to tho amount of $0,S00.
Mowbray to Address Anarchists.
PirrsBonarr, Pa., Nov. 15. rThe anarchists
of this city aro arranging for a meeting hero
Saturday evening in commemoration of tho
execution of tho Chicago anarchists concerned
in tho Haymarket riot. Charles Wllford
Mowbray, the English agitator, and A. Lott,
of Chicago, will bo here to address the rsds.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH ORDERS.
Their Uses and Drawbacks Discussed at
Length by tho Congress.
Boston, Nov. 15. "Beligious orders In tho
Protestant Episcopal church to-day" was the
topic which occupied tho attention of tho
morning session ot tho Episcopal Church
After devotion exercises. Bishop Lnwrenee
Introduced as first speaker Bev. Lueius Wa
terman, D. D., of Laconla, N. H., who maao
the leading address.
Bov. Alfred Butler, of Bedwlng, Minn., fol
lowed. Ho said he believed in sisterhoods
and brotherhoods ot the old Catholle sort, and
that no Christian has a right to tako a vow
except for the glory of God. ,
Bishop Hugh Miller Thompson, ot Missis
sippi, followed. He said that be was not enor
mously enthusiastic over societies organized
for special missions. God runs his universe,
he said, and can do so. After all it is the
clergy living in the open world and not in
secluded orders that teach tho gospel
THEY DISCOVERED FRAUD.
Two Defeated Candidates Claim to Havo
, Found Positive Evidence of It.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., Nov. 15. Absolute and
glaring fraud perpetrated on tho tally sheets
used In tho recent election wa3 to-day un
earthed in the office ot tho recorder of votP3.
The fraud was discovered by W. T. Jami
son, the Eepublican candidate for prosecut
ing attorney, who was elected on the face o
the returns, but was counted out. Tha dis
covery was made in the presence of Eecorder
of Voters Owsley, and admitted by that offi
cial. The find verifies the allegations made by
Jamison and Sloane, Republicans, that tho
offices of prosecuting attorney and county
marshal, to which they were elected, were de
liberately stolen from them nnd given to
Bremmerman and Keshlear. Democrats.
Great consternation was cauaed among poli
ticians generally by to-day's discovery and
startling developments may be expected
Within tho next few days.
Anno llathawavwrtl tell in the Sunday
"Times" how the marketing is done for a
CUT OFF TfITHOUT A. CENT.
Josephine Peyton's Will, Disposing of Mil
lions, Entirely Ignores Ilcr Husband.
New York, Nov. 15. The will of Josephine
L. Poyton, who leaves $3,100,000 and disre
gards her husband, was filed with the pro
bate clerk to-day. Her husband, William K.
Peyton, was provided for in a codicil whica
Is entirely revoked by a later codicil.
Mrs. Peyton died on November 7. HerwiU
was executed on February 2, 1883, and the
codicils March 21, 1890; August 21, 1893. and
September 19, 1894. She leaves 310.100 to
different institutions in small amounts. The
clause cutting off her husband reads:
"Inasmuch as my husband, William .
Peyton, has not acted in a manner befitting a
husband, I hereby revoke and declare null
and void aU the provisions made in my will
and tho codicils thereto in favor of him, and
his nppointment as executor and trustee ot
my estate and guardian of my daughter,
Mabel B. Sherman."
O'DONNELL AFTER A FIGH7.
Corbett's Sparring Partner Willins to Meet
Any Man in tho World.
GArESBtma, Ills., Nov. 15. James J. Cor
bett announces to-night that Steve O'Donnell
is preparing to issue a challenge for a match
with any man in tho world for 55.000 a side,
Peter Maher or Jim Hall, preferred.
The match is to take placo the same week
Corbett fights Fitzslmmons. Brady arrives
in Chicago Sunday to meet Corbett and ar
range O'Donnoll's match.
Corbett say3 O'Donnell and McTey are
training him dally for the fight with Fitzslm
mons. Corbett ran twenty mile3 to-day and
Is in excellent condition. O'Donnell who
was formerly with Fitzslmmons in Australia,
Is teaching Corbett how to avoid Fitzsirnmon's
knock-out blow, and tries nightly to get ia
this blow on Corbett.
COLOR LINE IN A WQKAN'S CLUB
An Aristocratic Chicago Organization
Likely to Be Broken By It.
Chicago, Nov. 15. Tha committeo on
membership of the aristocratic Woman's
Club, after a stormy session to-day, refused
to admit to membership the noted colored
lecturer, Mrs. Fanny Barrien Williams.
A strong faction of the club. led by Mra.
Charles Henrotin, wife of tho millionaire
broker, strongly opposed the drawing of tho
colored line, and to-day's action of the mem
bership committee is likely, it is thought, to
disrupt the organization.
A reconsideration of to-day's action is not
improbable, and should Mrs. Williams bo ad
mitted to the club, the names of several
other prominent colored women will be
pressed for membership.
THE FOUR-FOLD GOSPEL.
Mr. Mcrritt Relates His Experience Before
the National Christian Alliance.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 15. The National
Christian Alliance is in session here, with
delegatPs present from different part3 of the
Stephen Merrltt, of New York, the weathy
undertaker, who has devoted his means and
talents to the preaching of the four-fold gos
pol, delivered an address. Ho gavo his ex
perience in trusting to the Lord to lead him
in business. He narrated how he had been
blessod. and he dwelt upon the personal work
of tho Holy Ghost.
At 8 p. m. Bov. Mr. Calbien, ot tha New
York Hebrew Mission, preached. At 10 a.
m. Friday Bev. Dr. Nathaniel West, of Syra
cuse, N. Y who is ono of tho foremost
preachers of the doctrine of prophecy and
the second coming of the Lord, will speak.
COURTS MUST DECIDE.
Collectors Cannot Exclude Chinamen who
Claim to be American Citizens.
San Feancisco, Nov. 15. United States
District Judge Morrow rendered an import
ant decision to-day, defining tho power of
collectors of customs to judgo of the rights of
Chineso seeking admission to this country.
In the case of Tom Yum. a passenger on tho
steamer Gaelic, who claimed to be a nntlve
born citizen of California, and as such claimed
the right to land. Collector Wlso held an in
vestigation ahd held that tho Chinaman's
claim to citizenship was fraudulent. He
therefore refused to allow Tom Yum to land.
Habeas corpus was resorted to by the
Judge Morrow holds that the jurisdiction
ot collectors of customs is limited to the case
of aliens, and that in cases of American citizens
or persons claiming citizenship the collector
is without authority to finally or conclusively
pass upon their right to come into this coun
try. WAKING BIDS FOR ENTERPRISE.
Alabama Will Relieve New Manufacturing
Plants from Taxes for Ten Years.
Montoomeey, Ala., Nov. 15. The first biU
introduced at tbo present session of the Ala
bama legislature was one providing where tho
sum of 320,000 or over was invested in any kind
of manufacturing enterprise tho property in
which said money Is invested, exclusive of the
roal estate, shall be exempt from State, county,
and municipal taxation for ten years.
Tho real estate Is to bo taxed for that period
at the samo valuation at which it wrs assessed
iyear previous to location.
OUR FLAG ON THE OCEAN
Naval Architects Make Suggestions as
to a Merchant Marine.
PATRIOTIC AMBITION NEEDED
Sea-girt Stat03 and Maritirno Cities Should
Encourage Ship-building and Ship-otra-ing
Freo Purchasa of 8hips Abroad
Would Bo Unjust to tha Builders Hare.
New York, Nov. 15. The second general
meeting of the Society of Naval Architects
and Marino Engineers met to-day in tho
rooms of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers. The annual report shows that
the society now numbers 413 members. Fit fy
applications for membership will be actsd
upon at this meeting.
Tha election of officers resulted as follow;
Clement A- Griscom, prtsldeni, re-elected";
Wasnington. L. Clapp, U. 8- N., secrotary and
treasurer. The following viee presidents
were elected: Charles H. Cr amp. Philllna
Hichborn. U. S. N.; Charles H. Loring, U. S.
N. (retired;; BichardW. Meade, U. 8. N.;
George W. Mellville, U. S. N.; George W.
Qulntard, Irving M. Scott, Francis A.
Walker, William H. Webb, and Theodora J
Wilson, U. S. N.
A number of papers wero read upon sub
jects of national Interest. One of them, en
titled "Some suggestions of professional
experience la connection with the naval con
struction ot tho past ten years," was by
BIchard W. Meade, rear admiral, United
"Of tho rapid type of cruisers for com
merce destroyers," he said, "I know none
that better fulfil myldoa than tha ocean liner3
Lucania and Campania. These ships, in my
judgment, ore tho commorco destroyers of tha
The admiral closed his address with astronj
appeal for the rebuilding and rehabilitating
of the American merchant marine, its in
crease to be side by sida with tha growth of 5
"lam even mora anxious to see our mer
cantile prosperity on the sea3 restored to
what it was in the early fifties than to build
cruisers for the Navy, for witaout a mercan
tile marine we cannot have a sufficient re
serve of good seaman, and without good sea
men and their offloers ships and guns an of
In a paper on "Some obstacles to ship
building and owning in this country," Georga
W Dickie, of San Francisco, satdi '"In order
that the United States may participate in
ocean commerce to the extent that her own.
Imports and exports entitle her to, there must
be, first, a patriotic ambition throughout the
country to carry the products of our industry
under our own flag; second. wie national
law3 to protect and foster our merchant ma
rine; third, Stats and munioipal laws on tha
part of sea-girt States and maritime cities,
encouraging ship-building andshlp-ownins
within their borders."
'We must either build ships for tha ship
owner at the same price as that paid for a
similar ship with which he competes or elsa
give aim. the privilege of buying his ship
where his competitor buya his, to make tha
struggle an equal one; and as with material
and labor at present rates it la Impossible to
meet the European price for a merchant
ship, and it being the will ot the people that
ship-building should have a like protection
with engine-building or bridge-building, tha
freo purchase of ships abroad would be as
nnjust to the ship builder as the free purchase
of engines would bo to the engine-builders.
It follows, therefore, that the American
ship builder should, from the publio purse,
be placed on an equal footing with bi3 for
eign competitor. The help to the ship-owner
is a small matter In itself, but it i3 the miss
ing link, needed to complete a great chain
ot commercial enterprise.
"The laws relating to floating proDerty
differ in the various States. The constitution
of the State of California provides that all
nronerty. real or personal, found in the Stato
on a certain data of each year, must bo taxed
on Its actual value at the time. While ship
property may not bo actually withm tha
State, tha evidence of iu ownersnip being
found in tha custom house, it 13 taxed ac
cordingly. "For instance, the vessel, owned in Eaa
Francisco, valued at, say, $200,000, has to pay
the same to the city, county, and State as a
building on Market street valued at tha Barco
amount. Apart from tho crushing load thus
Imposed upon tha ship-owner, thera is tha
manifest injustice of such a method ot taxa
tion. The vessel thus taxed can receive no
benefit whatever from tha expenditure of
taxej that materially reduce her money-earning
ratio, while other propary receives tfj
full benefit that can ba derived inthapubm
service. Worse than that, when she lies at tia
whnrves of the city sho must pay the sama
rate per day as tha foreign- vessel, wrueh J
subject to no such burden.
"The efforts now being made in Manchester,
England, which has just become a seaport
through her great ship oana!, to attracijshir
owners to her new dock3 form a fine examr ia
ot tho way in which the great shipping inter
ests of England aro fostered. Manchester an
nounces 'seagoing vessels arriving in Man
chester will not bo charged any ship du?3
either inward or outward and offers to U w
sailing vessels by the canal company's tugs ta
her docks and back again iree of charge.
What a commentary is this on our methods oi
encouragement of shipping."
WILL COHE TO WASHINGTON.
Next Mcetinz of Southern Sureical Asso
ciation to Be Held. Here.
CnAEuaTos, S. C, Nov. 15. Tha seventh;
annual convention of tha Southern Surgical
and Gynecological Association adjourned
to-day after three days' session.
Tho following officers wero elected; Presl
dentDr. L. McLane Tiffany, Baltimore. MJ.,
professor of surgery in University of Marv
land;vice presidents, Dr. Manning Slmrns. .
Charleston, S. C, and Dr. E. S. Lewi3. New
Orleans, La.; secretarv, Dr. W. E. B. Dana,
Birmingham, and treasurer, Dr. Raccarl
Douglas, Nashville, Tenn.
The next meeting will be held on the seconl
Tuesday in November, 1S96, to be held ui
Washington, D. C.
JUST A LAHP UPSET.
Bnt It Sufficed to Throw Six Hundred Men
Out of Employment.
WrLKESBABKE, Pa., Nov. 15. The iarga
breaker over No. 3 mine of the Delaware an4
Hudson Company, at Plymouth. wa3 entirely
destroyed by fire this evening.
Tho upsetting of a coal oil tamp caused tha
conflagration. The breaker had an output 3f
600 cars a day. Six hundred men aro tnrown
out of work.
The loss is 8160,000. It will takftelghteea
months to rebuild the breaker.
Senator Hale's Good Investment.
Bar Haebob, Me., Nov. 15. A small parci
of the ground at Seal Harbor, purchased
about six years ago by four men for 3600, has
just been sold for $75,000. Senator Haio wad
oncof the owners.
Merit -wins every time. Siiural. latelllgenS
labor, in sweet workrooms, guided bj persistans
and determined "brains, havo in eight skirt
years led up to the present success and triuoaDS
of the Plymouth. Kocfe Paata Co. Their Suit
Pants, and Overcoats and their low prices hf
a national roputation. Tho y make to order Ftaf
Clothinc of ev ry grade- la custom work thsJi
bualneiS is ono of Uw li?"tf lu tho world.