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AWARD OF SCHOLARSHIPS.
American Students to Become Bene
ficiaries of Cecil Rhodes' Will.
Arrangements arp being made for the
award of Rhodes scholarships at Oxford to
American students. According to the pres
ent outlook, the work of going over the
necessary papers will begin at once, and
the first students will be chosen before
March, eo that every arrangement can be
rrade to enter Oxford next October. The
final committee of control has been named.
It consists of a representative of every
state in the Union. In all but ten of the
states the delegate authorized Is president
of the state university, but in others the
presidents of the largest institutions of
learning have been chosen.
From the ten states referred to the fol
lowing distirgulshed scholars have been se
lected: New York, Nicholas Murray But
ler, Columbia University, Connecticut, Ar
thur Twining Hadley, Yale University;
Massachusetts, Charles W. Eliot, Harvard
University; New Hampshire, William J.
Tucker, D.D., LL.D.', Dartmouth College;
New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson, Lt. D., L.L.
D , Princeton University; Rhode Island, W.
H. P. Faunce. A.M., D.D., Brown Univer
sity; Maryland, Ira Remsen, L.L. D., Johns
Hopkins University; Kentucky, D. B. Gray,
! Georgetown College, and Illinois, William
Ralney Harper, Ph. D., D.D., University of
Chicago.
It has been practically decided that can
didates for the scholarships must have at
least reached their sophomore years in
seme college or university of recognized
standing, and they shall not be more than
twenty-four years old. All candidates for
appointment must be unmarried. The
award of scholarships in each state will be
made by a committee which will be headed
by the president of the state university or
of the leading college or university In the
state.
Commissioner Macfarland today stated
that the trustees of the Rhodes will have
not as yet communicated their decision to
the District authorities as to whether or not
the District of Columbia is to be considered
as a state or territory and entitled lo schol
arships under the provisions of the will.
Uast September Mr. Macfarland received a
letter from the trustees stating that ifcey
were considering that question and will In
form the Commissioners of their decision
when the same has been reached.
When the provisions of the Rhodes will
were first made public Commissioner Mac
farland wrote to the trustees of the testa
ment and strongly urged that the District
of Columbia be considered as a state or
territory, within the meaning of the will,
in order that the District might receive
the benefit of the scholarships. Mr. Mac
farland also called on Secretary Hay and
informed him that the Disy-lct desired to
be considered as enUtled to benelits under
the will.
Accordingly when Secretary Hay sent
out the circular letter to the school au
thorities of the several states and terrl
j tories. asking them to make report on the
method of awarding the scholarships, he
sent one of the letters to the District au
thorities. The school authorities of the
District submitted an opinion relative to the
method of awarding the scholarships, In the
same manner as did the school authorities
of the states and territories.
The Commissioners have received no fur
ther communication from the trustees of
the will regarding the status of the Dis
trict In the matter of awards of scholar
ships, since the letter bearing date of
last September, when the trustees stated
that they were giving the subject careful
consideration.
Annual Visitation.
The hall of Potomac Council. No. 20, Ju
nior Order United American Mechanics.
1073 31st street, was the scene of an en
thusiastic gathering recently, the occasion
being the visitation of the State Council offi
cers and members of the fifteen local state
subordinate councils. ?
After the transaction of the regular busi
ness the state officers took charge. During
the progress of the exercises Shipley Bra
shears. P. S. C., was presented with a gold
and silver badge and A. F. Tucker, S. C.,
with a.silver mounted umbrella.
Remarks were made by several of those
present, after which all adjourned to the
banquet hall, where the good of the order
committee, Messrs Arnett, Taylor and
Summers, had prepared an abundant supply
of refreshments. The hall was profusely
decorated with the national colors.
Headaches From Colds.
Laxative Brorno Quinine removes the cause To
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READY FOB BUSINESS
Colored Suffragists Form a
National League.
OFFICERS ELECTED
AN EXECUTIVE SESSION HELD
THIS MORNING.
Some Strenuous Addresses Made?Pro
test From Dissenters?The Dis
trict Divided.
The attempt to organize a National Airier
lean Negro Suffrage League at the Metro
politan Baptist Church, R street between
12th and 13th streets, which created so
much excitement among the colored men
about noon yesterday, was ultimately suc
cessful. The convention called by the Suf
frage Leaguers of Pennsylvania, and com
posed of over 250 delegates, representing
twenty-two states and territories and the
District of Columbia, finally succeeded in
electing Rev. Dr. Oscar J. \V. Scott, pastor
of the Metropolitan African Methodist
Episcopal Church of this city, temporary
chairman. Under his leadership the con
vention then elected the following perma
nent officers:
Chairman, Robert J. Nelson of Pennsyl
vania: secretary, James K. Dixon of Rhode
Island: assistant secretary, James F. Arm
strong of Alabama; treasurer, Thomas L.
Jones of Washington; sergeant-at-arms,
John E. Hagins of Massachusetts; assist
ant sergeant-at-arms, E. Nutter of Mary
land.
The session this morning opened shortly
after 10 o'clock. There was a boisterous
discussion shortly after as to the status of
two unaccredited Maryland delegates, dur
ing which there were special outbursts of
Ire and satisfaction, respectively, from four
aggressive-looking lady delegates near the
front, making necessary the services of the
sergeant-at-arms and his squad. The as
sembly decided finally, however, to go into
executive session for the discussion of many
and sundry important and burning ques
tions in respect of the actions of the Presi
dent of the L nited States and the republi
can party.
Orders were given by President Nelson
to eject all but delegates from the church
auditorium, but some time elapsed before
the proper officials were successful In this.
A reporter for The Evening Star was seat
ed comfortably in a pew half way to the
front, studiously scribbling the record of
events, when lie was touched on the
shoulder and told he must leave. He rip
pealed to the president, who put the ques
tion of allowing him to remain before the
assembly. Thereupon a number of speeches
were made concerning the treatment which
the convention had received from the firess,
yesterday evening and this morning. In the
course of which The Star was repeatedly
referred to as "all right" and "as treating
the colored man fairly."
Nevertheless it was thought to be better,
by a majority of the delegates, "when an
executive session is to be held to have a
real on?, and The Star's representative
was courteously escorted to the vestibule
and given a seat on the stairway to await
developments. From his position the sounds
or heated debate and the accompaniments
of applause and laughter wero continuous
ly audible.
Merely the Usual Detail.
During the morning Police Lieutenant
Jordon of the eighth precinct looked in,
but left almost Immediately, promising to
call again. He stated to The Star reporter
that no trouble had been anticipated by the
three policemen present yesterday, and that
the latter were the usual detail for a public
gathering. "Their presence," he said, "was
a matter of courtesy to rtie assembly."
It was afterward learned that the "follow
ing business was transacted Jn the execu
tive session:
The speakers for this evening were
chosen as follows: W. M. Trotter, editor
of the Boston Guardian: Rev. F. J. Grimke
of this city, Rev. Geo. W. Lee of this city.
Rev. P. A. Wallace of Tennessee, Thomas
I,. Jones of this city, Geo. H. White of
North Carolina.
W. Calvin Chase, chairman of the execu
tive committee of the local suffrage league,
was elected chairman of a committee on
organization.
; Rev. Geo. W. Lee of this city addressed
the convention for some time on various
phases of the question of suffrage.
Some Resolutions.
Rev. Mr. Lee In his address, besli os tell
ing many funny stories, Intimated that his
position was unfavorable to Roosevelt and
the republican party, because they were
not attempting to remedy the colored
man's political condition.
lo Air. Lee Rev. S. L. Corrothers, presi
dent of the local suffrage league, responded
feelingly. Mr. Corrothers offered certain
resolutions, which are considered as voicing
the sentiment of his faction.
Included in the resolutions were the fol
lowing:
"We believe in the principles of the re
publican party, the principles of freedom,
manhood suffrage and the civil and polit^cil
equality of all men before the law, and do
hereby pledge ourselves, individually and
collectively, to do all wlth'n our power for
the success of the party that stands for the
principles encouched in the declarations
above.
"We call upon the negro voters of every
state and congressional district of this
Union, In which their vote Is essential to
the election from said state their rep. e
sentatives and senators, to request of said
representatives and senators to see that en
franchisement and political robbery go no
further.
"We believe in a reasonable distribu
. ?J ,colored people from the con
gested districts of the south to the more
favorable sections of the north, east and
west, where they can have a better op
portunity to educate and qualify them
selves for the strenuous responsibilities
of American citizenship.
u.We.1",!?or8? the courageous statesman
ship of iheodore Roosevelt and call upon
the national Republican party to name
rum us standard bearer for the party of
freedom and human liberty in 1904; and
we, the three hundred- thousand colored
men scattered throughout the north, east
a".,,,west' P'ed4?e to him our loyal support.
We call upon the colored citizens of this
country to contribute to the national fund
now being raised to contest the legality
of the southern constitutions In the Su
preme Court of the United States. We are
In present need of ten thousand dollars
ana every black man and woman who loves
God their race and freedom should re
epona.
The resolutions were referred to the com
mittee on resolutions which is expected
to report late this afternoon.
Mr. Corrothers then answered the state
ments made by Mr. Lee. He made a ring
ing address, which expressed sentiments
so opposite to those held by some of the
delegates that an attempt was made to
rule the speaker off the floor.
f'lowe(1 t0 continue, however, and
held that the negroes of the country should
not bolt from the republican party; mMr
wif Lou(J applause greeted
?2. ? , thls P of the matter.
Following Mr. Corrothers the committee#
on resolutions, organisation and creden
hands consider matters in their
The report from the committee on or
ganization was presented shortly after It
OroY.y?d the nanoe of the association
^ ,. /! National Negro Suffrage League
of the I nited States," and for an adequate
national organization of the league This
part of the report was adopted.
" The committee also repor ted a ticket of
the national officers.
The executive session, which began at 11
o'clock this morning, lasted until late in
the afternoon, no recess for lunch being
taken. Crowds of curious persons were
turned away from the doors of the audito
rium. The doorkeepers found it necessary
to barricade the doors at times.
Dr. Scott's Address.
In an address made yesterday afternoon
by Rev. Dr. Oscar J. W. Scott of this city,
on accepting the temporary chairmanship,
he set forth In a measure the alms of the
colored men on this occasion. In the course
at the address he said:
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of our country to declare that glorious as
has been America's history and Illustrious
as have been her sons, her work has just
begun. One of the hardest questions of
our civilization is the question of the status
of the Afro-American t>eople in America?In
America, where freedom is supposed to be
the very air we breathe. Voices from all
the walks of American life demand that
this convention give some sensible and prac
tical recommendations for the considera
tion of the colored people themselves and
the people of our country everywhere.
Banquo's Ghost of Politics.
"Although slavery, that 'league with death
and covenant with hell,' Is gone forever, the
blood of a thousand of our murdered coun
trymen cries from the ground, 'no,' the
long delayed Justice Is not done; this ques
tion of the Afro-American's status has not
been settled. This Banquo's ghost of poll
tics, religion and sociology will not down
until properly adjusted forever.
"Senator Hoar is quoted as saying that
'It is the settled determination of the whites
of the south to ignore the political and
civil rights of the negro, and to deprive
them of natural and constitutional rights
and to keep them in absolute subjection; In
a word, to suppress the negro as a man and
as a citizen.'
"Eight millions of wronged people?by the
Constitution granted equal political and
civil liberty, but practically deprived of
citizenship, enduring these wrongs In meek
ness, resorting to no violence?In this con
vention by their delegates and prayers are
demanding Justice.
"They love the old flag which thousands
of their number leaping to the call of
Father Abraham, died to save. The man
who rebukes this murder and treason Is
often accused of seeking to stir up re
bellion, and the south, as of old, cries 'Let
us alone, we will settle our own questions,
we are the negroes' friends, we know him
better than you do, we are his natural
guardians, we can more wisely fix his
status In our social scheme.' Thus they pro
ceed to do with torch, shot gun and Win
chester rifle.
"The attitude of the north toward the
Afro-American has not always been for the
best. By refusing to let the negro satisfy
hunger at the hotels and restaurants; by
keeping him out of the opera and church;
by putting him In Jim Crow cars; by keep>
ing him out of the lodge, labor union and
educational society, and In many places not
even allowing him to dig their public
streets; by letting him follow only degrad
ing, menial and ill-paid pursuits?his wel
fare hindered and his manhood affronted
everywhere, for no negro, whether an edu
cated gentleman or Christian lady is free
from insult?does not help the north, but it
does harm, degrade and humiliate a class
of American citizens who have never been
traitor to the flag; but who, upon a thou
sand battle fields, have given their last
heart's blood for liberty and the Union.
"We are here tor one purpose, to help
the disfranchised and oppressed negro, to
promulgate such plans as will dig the grave
of disfranchisement and build a tombstone
that will hold it dojf# forever.
Friends Among the Whites.
"The negro has many friends among the I
white people of the wuntry?people who
both love and fear-God. History, after all,
Is but the unfoldijag of the plans of Ood.
The negroes' hopes are In Him and He Is
waiting for that mysterious future, when
all his wrong shaU be righted. For a
thousand years in HJs sight Is but as yester
day, when It Is passed, and as a watch In
the night.
"The hardship of the negro In America
is the anvil upon VW??1 ??<1 forging a
key to open, not <0 the colored people of
America alone, butlto the colored people of
the world, a grandef future. When the last
drum beat has passed away and the can
nons hushed In silence, and the swords
hang resting upon the walls, then will the
negro and his white compatriots, bound by
the three-fold cord of love, go forth to con
quer the world for Christ."
Report on Credentials.
The report of the commtttee on creden
tials recognized yesterday nine delegates
from the District of Columbia, whereas the
call had provided for the selection of only
one from each congressional district. The
evident favoritism toward the District
aroused the artffer of the Pennsylvania
delegation, and an argument resulted that
reached no mean heights in oratorical flight
and the soarings of temper. However, it
was finally determined to admit the dele
gates from the District.
Almost immediately a protest came from
a delegation of four, named by the Meth
odist preachers of Washington, who bad
not been recognized by the committee.
These demanded the return of a dollar
apiece that had been given aa an initiation
fee, and at length they got It.
The session In the evening was mostly
taken up with speeches on the settlement
of the negro suffrage question. Many im
passioned appeals were made and many
carefully worked out theories advanced.
Indorsement Question.
The sessions of yesterday concluded with
a threat to defeat republican congressional
candidates In districts throughout the north
in which the negroes hold the balance of
power In the event of the failure of these
candidates to place themselves squarely
behind the Dick resolution, and In an avow
ed determination to call the second conven
tion of the league at Chicago, for June 20,
the day before the national republican con
vention is to meet.
Then the demand for the Insertion of a
plank In the republican platform, calling
for the enforcement of the fifteenth amend
ment, is to be presented, and the speakers
of last evening expressed every confidence
that the demand would be met with prompt,
even If unwilling, acquiescence.
The exact reason for the excitement of
the first session is somewhat mysterious.
It is said that it was the purpose of one
of the factions to secure an indorsement of
President Roosevelt, while the other crowd,
as one of the leaders expressed It, "wanted
to throw neither bricks nor bouquets," be
lieving the best thing for the convention
to do vas to keep strictly within the pur
pose ol Its call.
ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY ANNI
VERSARY CELEBRATION.
Association Meets and Appoints Com
mittees?Services in Memory of
Deceased Missionary.
Evening Star Bureau,
701 King street,
Bell Telephone 106,
ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 15, 1908.
Plans are now being made for the usual
celebration of the anniversary of General
Washington's birthday, February 22 next.
The George Washington Birthday Associa
tion met in the rooms of the Hotel Ram
mell last night and appointed the follow
ing committees to have charge of the af
fair:
Military?Capt. Jas. E. King, chairman;
Samuel 1^ Monroe, Patrick J. Murphy, J.
Johnston Green, Geo. H. Robinson, Thos.
B. Cochran, Frank L. Slaymaker and Lam
bert D. Sullivan.
Decoration?W. W. Ballenger, chairman;
John T. Johnson, H. L Reed, John A.
Ewald, E. F. Downham, A. S. Mankin and
Harvey Selecman.
Entertainment?Peter Von Westelaken,
chairman; Thos. A Fisher, E E. Padgett,
F. C. Splnks, Jr.; Thos. W. Robinson, Mar
tin P. Greene, J. G. Peverlll, De Lancey
111, Louis Bendheim, S. P. Fisher, C. M.
uvilller, Horace Schwartz, W. L Phillips,
J. P. Steiner, A. Altcheson, R. Lee Field,
Alton Moore, F. A Stoutenburgh, Courtney
Acton, Martin Qulnn, Charles Paff, Mar
shall L. King, A A Paul and Frank M.
Hill.
Music?John H. Trimyer, chairman; W.
W. Ballenger, Robt. F. Downham, W.
Mac A. Green, Geo. P. Altcheson, E. S.
Smith and J. W. May.
Transportation?Urban S. Lambert,
chairman; R. M. Graham, O. H. Kirk, Jas.
G. Peverlll and T. Clifton Howard.
Press?Jas. F. Peyton, chairman; Hubert
Snowden, Luther H. Thompson, A. J. Wed
derburn, W. P. McKnight, W. F. Came, W.
F. Carne, Jr.; R. L. Came, Harry Smith,
W. S. Lamer and Isaac Gregg.
Secret organisations?W. R. Hamilton,
chairman; Thos. Caton, Chas. H. Hellmuth.
M. J. 0'8ulllvan, Frank Qulnn, Michael
Schwab, Thos. Chauncey, Frank Elliott
and W. K. Griffith.
Reception?C. B. Marshall, chairman; W.
B. Smoot, C. C. Carlln, John A Marshall,
S. G. Brent, Julian Burke, E. E. Downham,
G. K. Pickett, Geo. C. Caton. A. H. Oehlert,
J. K. M. Norton, L. C. Barley, J. M. Hill,
Gardner L Boothe and Leopold Ruben.
In Memory of Deceased Missionary.
Bervieee In memory of Rev. Henry C.
Slaymaker, the young missionary of this
city who was drowned recently in the Con
go river, Africa, were held Sunday after
noon in the Second Presbyterian Church, of
which the deceased was a member. The
building was filled. In the gallery scores of
colored people who had esteemed Mr. Slay
maker were seated. On the platform were
Rev. Dr. Frank J. Brooke, pastor of the
church; Rev. Dr. William M. Morrison, a
Presbyterian missionary who had labored
in Africa; Rev. J. P. Stump, pastor of the
M. E. Church South; Rev. William J. Mor
ton, rector of Christ Episcopal Church;
Rev. J. H. S. Swell, pastor of the Meth
odist Protestant Church, and Rev. J. A.
JefTers, pastor of Trinity M. E. Church.
Some part In the services was taken by
each one of these ministers.
Registration Strength of City.
When the office of the city treasurer was
closed last night it was found that those
who had paid their capitation tax of $1.50,
a prerequisite for eligibility for registra
tion, numbered 1,158. This is a considerable
reduction on the voting strength of Alex
andria. which has been about 2,000. Those
who failed to pay their capitation tax by
last night will not be able to vote In the
municipal election next summer.
Death of Capt. Moore.
Capt. Charles C. Moore, a well-known
resident, died early this morning at the Al
exandria Hospital in the seventy-fifth year
of his age. Capt. Moore was a native of
Orange county, but had lived here for
many years. He spent a good portion of
his life in the employ of the Southern rail
road. He was the father of Mr. R. Lee
Moore of Richmond, assistant auditor of
the state. The remains will be forwarded
this evening to Demaine's undertaking
rooms, in King street, to Richmond for in
terment.
General Matters.
The remains of former Mayor J. Thomas
Beckham of this city, whose death occur
red Sunday at "Auburn," his country home
in Culpeper county, were brought here this
afternoon and interred in the family lot In
Ivy Hill cemetery. The interment was pri
vate.
At the annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of the Standard Brick Company, held
in this city yesterday, the following direc
tors were elected for the ensuing term:
Park Agnew, T. L. Holbrook, F. Mertens,
William A. Richards, Walter G. Rogers,
Henry P. West and William T. Walker.
Funeral services over the remains of E.
Harrison Bell, whose death occurred Satur
day night, took place this afternoon at
his late home, 613 Duke street. Rev. Dr.
Frank J. Brooke of the Second Presby
terian Ghurch conducted the services.
Mr. E. Harrison Bell died at his home In
Duke street Saturday night, after an Ill
ness of several days. Tuesday evening lia
returned to his home from Washington lit a
condition bordering on collapse. It was
suspected that some stimulant too strong
for his weak constitution had been admin
istered to him while in Washington.
AFFAIRS IK GEORGETOWN.
Police Asked to Locate Joseph Johnson
?Other News Items.
The police of the seventh precinct atation
have been requeated by Mrs. William H.
Johnson of 3246 Grace street northwest to
locate her sixteen-year-old son Joseph,
whoae whereabouts are unknown. His
mother states that he is very easily influ
enced, and she fears he has fallen in with
bad associates. The boy left home October
2, going to Smith's Point, on the lower
Potomac river, on a boat In charge of Cap
tain Hall. When he arrived at the point he
became diasatisfled and wanted to return to
hla home.
When he left home the boy was attired
in a dark blue suit and wore an army cam
paign hat. He la about five feet and two
inches In height.
George U. Morris Post, No. 19, G. A. R.,
Department of the Potomac, of George
town have elected officers for the ensuing
year, as follows: Commander, George W.
Fletcher; senior vice commander, C. M.
Robinson; Junior vice commander, M. D.
Lichty; chaplain, J. W. Kirkley; surgeon.
Dr. J. F. R. Appleby; quartermaster, Ru
dolph Ulmer; officer of the day, Walter Se
bastian; officer of the guard, G. W. Golden;
outside sentinel, Fred. Ketner; inside senti
nel, Thomas Brown; adjutant, R. EL Du
rall; member of the department memorial
committee, H. ?* Allen; member of the de
partment relief committee, G. W. Fletcher;
delegates to department encampment, R. E.
Durall and Walter Sebastian, with W. H.
Quackenbusli and M. B. Llohty as alter-i
nates. Mr. W. H. Quackenbush and Mr. A.
B. Grumwell were appointed, respectively,
sergeant major and quartermaster ser
geant.
Officers of Mizpah Chapter, No. 8, O. E.
S., have been elccted for the ensuing year
as follows: Worthy matron, Mrs. E. B.
Wise; associate matron, Mrs. Carrie Beck
er, worthy patron, E. Harry Myers; secre
tary, Mrs. An. ' 1 Thrift; treasurer, Mrs.
Louise Wagner; conductress. Miss Nanle
Morgan; associate conductress, Mrs. 8. F.
Johnson.
Georgetown Council, No. 101, of the
National Union, has elected officers for the
ensuing term as follows: President, John
R. Newman; vlc-e president, Lou Frankfort;
ex-president, J. K. Hammer; secretary, A.
C. Newman; financial secretary, Richard
P Waddey; treasured, J. A. Phillips;
speaker, J. M. Butler; usher, Fred Estler;
chaplain, L. Y. Yateman; sergeant, M. B.
Williams; doorkeeper. Charles G. Heath;
trustees, Lawrence Poling. W. W. Barnes,
B. S. Morgan; delegate to cabinet, J. K.
Hammer; delegate to relief association, L.
H. Yateman.
Georgetown Branches Star Office.
The Evening Star has branch offices at
O'Donnell's drug stores. 1200 82d street and
corner 32d and O streets, where advertise
ments are received at regular rates. Wanted
Help and Wanted Situations cost 1 cent &
word.
The Bible and Science.
In an address delivered Sunday evening
before the congregation of the Friends' meet
ing house, 1811 I street northwest, Joseph
Swain, president of Swarthmore College,
said; "No other book has ever been written
that has wrought so much In civilized and
religious life as the Bible, but It should
be supplemented by the great book of ani
mate and Inanimate nature, for the latter
interprets the former. As a single view
can give no adequate idea of a landscape
or painting, so in the study of nature It
is necessary to study her in many phase*
in order to understand her."
Sues for Divorce From Husband.
Ida May Elkins, through Attorney Albert
Sillers, this afternoon instituted proceed
ir-.gs for divorce against Nathaniel Q,
Elkins. The parties wore married In Balti
more, Md.. April 9, INK), and have one
child. Infidelity on the part of the de
fendant Is alleged.
Guilty of Housebreaking.
A jury In Criminal Court No. 1 this after
noon rendered a verdict of guilty In the
case of William Dutch, Robert Johnson and
Frederick Downing, all charged with house
breaking at the store of Louis Mensh on
Champlain avenue the night of November 4
last Dutch attempted to establish an alibi
by proving that he was married the even
ing in question.
Wife's Snit for Maintenance.
Mary M. Evans has petitioned the Dis
trict Supreme Court to compel her husband.
Charles R. Evans, said to be an employe
Of the Navy Department, to provide for the
support of herself and their child. The par
ties were married April 1. 1901, and Imme
diately thereafter, Mrs. Evans charges,
her husband deserted and abandoned her.
She Is represented by Attorney E. B. Hay.
Baptist Testimmoimy
INSTANT BELIEF FROM COLDS, HEADACHR
AND CATARRH.
Rev. Frey's Statement:
Rev. P. I- Frey, Pastor of the Maple St. Baptist
Church, Buffalo, N. T., sax*: "I !???? hoen greatly,
troubled with colds, headache and catarrh. 1 have
used Dr. Afnew's Catarrhal Powder with best re- j
suits. In fact. It baa dose wonder* for me. and I
wish to recommend It to erery one." This remedy
Is also a perfect specific for Influence.
Dr. Agnew'a Ointment la without an eqnal for ekla j
diseases or pile*. 88c. M
B. Q. AFFLECK, UM PA. ATI.

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