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Tlii' Circulation ot tbe Star In Falling.
Of f The Public Know 8 Its Friend.
The aggregate circulation of the Star last
week was 170,477. That otTheTlnies was
213.1G3, wblily. shows a. circulation of
42,688 more than the Star. Whether or not
this increase Is due to tbe snarling of fine
dog weekly publications which "some one"
Uas set at the heels of The Times would be
dlfriculttodelirmlnc, buttuatlsqulteauat
ral inference.
The Tinus is decidedly the best daily In
Washington, and the more advertising It
secures the greater will be Its circulation.
It Is possible 10 fool the public occasionally
by insinuations and monkey paw abuse, but
when the object of such attacks Is really
destrviii" there can be but one result an'
Increase of popularity.
I. J Jllllon Young, cashier ot The Wash
ington Times Company, do solemn sniar
that the accompanying statement is true'
and correct. ti the best of my knowledge
and belief
Monday, scplerulier 10 31,011
Tuc-ilnj. Mpteniber 17 31,4 Jl
Wednedi m ptenjber 18 31,70?
,Thurla. September 19 31,r.00
Frlrtav. MeptimlT 20 31,021
Batunlas.s-eptember 21 32,22:'
feundaj.bipteiuber 22 22.M50
Total fur week 213, 10D
Sworn to before mo this 23d da) of
BeptemlHT. A D. 1895.
Notary Public.
The proposition of The Times to furnish
n sixteen page newspaper. In two editions,
morning and eening. for fifty cents a
mouth, is proving exceedingly popular.
In addition to this offer subscribers re
cede a twentj page Sunday paper, which
Is not equaled In the city.
For fifl cents a month, or about one
and two thirds cents a day, readers are
given the morning and evening, editions,
ot The Times on every weekday, and
on Sunday arc furnished lth a mammoth
twenty page paper.
Tbe advantage ot publishing a dally
newspaper iu two parts is greater than
many suppose. Throughout the world
news events are gathered by the great
press associations and distributed twice
each day, morning and evening. News
papers that publish only one edition
must necessarily give readers either morn
ing or evening news that is stale. The
Times publishes iu Its two editions both
the morning and evening news and de
livers it fresh as soon as gathered to all
Its- many readers
Before breakfast each morning sub
scribcrs are furnished all news, foreign,
domestic and local, ot tbe previous night,
lu its morning edition, and by 5 o'clock
in the afternoon, the events which have
transpired during the day arc laid before
readers in the Evening Times. In this
way Washington people are given a six
teen page paper in two editions, for
fifty cents a month, and the news they
iead is always tbe latest, brightest and
Try the Morning and Evening Times
for one month and jou will not find
It necessary to take any other daily news
The army regulations may justify Gen.
ScbofieUl In usurping the functions of the
Secretary of War to gratify a personal
spite, but the great public will condemn his
arrest ot Maj. Armes as tbe arbitrary act
of a reiengcful official, for which there is
neither good cause nor reasonable excuse.
It the mind of Maj. Armes Is unsettled, as
is claimed by Gen. Schoficld, the letter
should have been pigeonholed as the
imaginings ot an erratic brain. On the
other band, it Gen. Schofield really con
indercd the letter an offense against his
official dignity, he should have awaited
Hie return of Secretary Lamont and allowed,
him to Issue the order for Maj. Arnies'arrest
In order to aiold the appearance of being
Influenced by personal animosity while
acting as Secretary ot War.
If the high and honorable position of
Lieutenant General, Commanding the Uni
ted Slates Army, needs vindicating from
charges made in a personal letter by an
arbitrary arrest, it is will that the office
goes out of existence to-morrow, when the
present incumbent retires from active scr
licc. Or, if a man of Gen. Schofleld's
standing must protect himself from tbe
grietances of a retired officer by re
sorting to the articles of war and a guard
of roldicri, it Is time an imcstigatlon were
made into the social relations ot our Army
official family.
There Is good reason to believe that Maj.
Armes is tbe aggrieved man. Instead of
Gen. Schofield. The story of the superior
officer's search in the pension rolls to find
evidence to reject Maj. Armes' claim to
promotion Is an admission on tbe part ot
Gen. bchoficld that he had not forgotten
the old feud.
Information from South American re
publics in regard to their feeling toward
the Cuba n uprising Is not so meagre but that
we ot the Northern continent may see that
We are likely to be outfooted In the march
towa rd recognition ot the patriots as bellig
srents. Wliile North Americans are holding;
jnass meetings In some ot the large cities and
enthusiastic syrupnthy- Is extended to tbe
struggling rebels, the- report Is that several
Bouttu American, governments are on the
eve ot formally giving the desired recog
nition: " '
President Cleveland la fishing, -which la
1 another qraj qullf loqucnt irayof sawing
wood and saying nothing.
CcnSltXf the time Is ripe for action.
The -patriots axe holding their ground and
increasing In force, aggressiveness and the
' mechanical slnews'of war. The Bpanlards
oppenrto be -gaining nothing. Fresh troops
axii .stticVro. irtth sickness. They leave
Bpiin for the Cuban campaign with the
"greatest" reluctance and discontent.
pain'a expenses for the jwar are now
, JEligjOqper niontli, and if the reinforce
ments promised are forwarded the expense
Wirt be lncreased'to $3,000,000 per ruontlu
Xlie.4resent.outlay merely for quinine
is $50,000 a month. All these discourage
ments ot'fepaitTnre encouraging to the
-Cubans; and-slronld be additional argu
uentafir recognition.
Tbe action, of, the executive relief com
mittee In perfecting plans for tbe relict
of tbe poor before cold weather sets in will
commend iltelf to tbe general public, but
,lt Is a question whether an effort to dis
criminate against what arc known as
tramp paupers will meet witb approval
.In times of distress when people are suffer
ing from cold or hunger, true charity extends
its bounties to all alike. It is enough to
know that wane -is pretent without going
Into the details of Its history. If arrange
ments con be made to furnish employment to-
able boaieTTflpItncalits for aid so that they
uay give-returns for tbe charitv received it
would be a practical way of fettling the
question, but wc must not split hairs when
pfftTple" -are slanrng and should give as
sistance witb willing hearts
In all probability there will be as great a
demanTTofrelicf during the coming winter
as necessitated such literal donations last
season. The times are but little more
generous to the poor and there will doubtless
be as great an Influx of idle people from tbe
surrounding country. It it be possible to
arrange to gh e thentcmploj ment on public
work the committee should make an ex
traordinary effort to secure the necessary ap-
proprlatlon5from Congress.
lint we roust not deceive oirreelvos as to
theextcnt of "the needs of the poor this
wintr Nor rbould any Eutopian ideas ot
distributing charity prevail. When hunger
and suffering are' present there Is but one
-way to-drive them away and that is by
supplying food.ajid shelter to such as re
quire our assistance. Therefore it is well
"that the qucetion'coracs up early that prac
tical meansmay-be provided for meeting the
needs of tbe poor when they shall become
The war between the plug tobacco and
as the AmiTicanandtheNatlonal companies,
though each produces much of both forms
of the weed, is, as shown by The Times this
morning, so expensive that one might be
led to conclude such organizations contain
Uie elements ot their own destruction. The
American company, doing business chiefly
on foreign capital. In trvlng to gobble in
the National or drive it out of business,
appears to have been hurting itself almost
as-much as it lias its rival.
.It is only a rpjestion of time, however,
when these interests will be merged, and
the public then speedily be compelled to
make good the loss incurred in the fight for
the, mastery. This is tbe history of all
such contentions. Cuts of rates for freight in
so-called railroad" wars invariably result
In poollnp.'and' then the public is fleeced to
reimburse the .companies. The Standard
Oil trust and the Sugar trust occasionally
take a tremendous plunge downward in
prices to force some venturous manufacturer
to tiie wall, or to come into the monopolistic
fold, but the public benefit. It benefit there
be. Is but temporary, and eventually far
mom than counteracted by the Increase In
If, in Uiis tobacco trust war, the cigarette
could only be made to disappear for ail
time, everybody would be Inclined to bless
and bid gcvid speed to botli companies or to
any sort ot tobacco trust. But the best that
can bo hoped f orln this direction is that when
U10 nyals are made one, as they will be,
(he new monopoly will put the price so high
"for cigarettes that the number consumed
will be materially reduced.
As Americans must we submittoa French
man's claim that tbe Defender's yellow
log mascot is stolen property? Now Is the
time for this country to declare itself.
We need not hasten the work of building
coast defenses because Spain threatens to
attack the United States as soon as she
has whipped Cuba.
Mrs. Gov. Culberson says, "Let them
fight; it is tbe will ot the people." But
somehow neither Gov. Culberson nor Cor
bett and Fitzslmmons can see tbe question
In tbe same light she does.
In bis telegram to The Times Dr; Tal
mnge says "the printing press Is the front
wheelof tbetord'schariot." And it is gen
erally the worst greased.
There .will be, no more high priced mis
steaks when ihe beef trust is killed.
Ex PostniasterGeneralWanamakerbrings
back good reports of the business thrift
f "Europe. "Among them Is the celerity
with which Paris restaurateurs gobbled
up the profits of that $20,000 dinner, for
which the younger Wonamakcr was re
sponsible. Tbe adoption of tbe night stick by tbe
New 1'ork police Is a striking Illustration
of the force ot Justice-
Si nee tbe Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
declared war on The Times preparations
for hostilities between Bussia and Japan
have been suspended, showing tbat the
world cannot stand tbe strain of two
great wars at one and the same time.
Where tbo Trouble Lay.
"He didn't have the sand to propose, did
he, Bessie?"
"Yes, but she rejected him. She said that
while be had the sand to propose, be didn't
have tbe rocks to marry. Harper's Bazar.
Love on a Bicycle.
Wbcn,LoVe upon his bicycle
. Goes rolling down the street,
He has no time to hear my rhyme
' Or rest Tflroses sweet
When Love upon his bicycle
Uoes glimmering, down the street:
When Lots upon his bicycle
Goes dashing down the street,
He has no time tor bells that chime,
Nor-yel for hearts that beat
When Lots upon his bicycle
Goes headlong down the street.
AUaota Canstitatiaa.
Points About Pilgrims.
Among- tbe guests of the Metropolitan,
are Mr. W. M. Coltrane, ot Bt. Louis; Miss
Artie Bolin, of Milton, 111.; Mr. M. J. Con
don, of Knoxville, Tcnn ; Mr. J. FrankeU
of Ban Francisco; Mr; Hiram Roland, of
Reading, Ta , and Mr. William Watson,.
of Ban i rancisco.
Mr. John Seymour, of Ban Salvador;
Mr. R. B. Hall, of Jamestown, N. Y.; Mr
B. W. Conant ond wife, of Pana, IU.;iIr.
John C. Boss and wife, of Elkhart, Ind ,
and Mi;s A. E Wilson, ot Springfield,
Ohio, arc at the National.
Borne Raleigh guests are Mr. and Mrs.
Charles L. Itakin, of Buffalo.N. Y.jMr.and
Mrs B.'P. McDonald, of Fort Bcott, Kans.;
Mr. John W. Bheehan, of Worcester, Mass.,
and Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Huffaker and Miss
Fiannery, or Virginia City, Ner.
R. Cbabannes, a Paris tourist, is at the
Rcr. A. Christie and wife, of Bermuda,
and Miss It. Hood, of New York, are at
Messrs. James T. nayden antLThotnas J.
Semms, of New Orleans; arc registered at,
R. H. Robinson, ot Youngstown, O Senator-elect
Chartes II. Gibson, of Maryland,
and Messrs. F. A. Kesscllnnd IL W. I'artol,
ot Philadelphia, are stopping at the Shore
ham. At the Riggs are A. B. Berry, of Newport,
Ky."; Q. C. Holmes-, of Brockton, Mass ,
and O. L. Walking ot Chicago.
A party of twenty-eight New Englanil'
tourists, under the guidance of Charles
J. Vamey and wife, of Portland, Me.. Is
at the Ebbirc
n. F.Kunkel. of Pittsburg; John W. Bpens
ley, tit Albany; Wesley B. Wakefield
and wife, of Pittsburg, and R. H. Keru.ot
Boston, are at Wlllard's.
Slightly Scientific.
A Blrasburg electrician has devised an
Incubator tbe beat of wtuVh i supplied by
electricity. He firds alter close Investi
gation that 00 chickens can ordinarily be?
counted 011 out of every 100 eggs plnc-ed iu
his incubator.
A. new solar physics observatorv is to
be erec'.ed in India at Kod.ilknal, in ibe
Falani bills, 200 miles south of Madras
It will photograph the sun dally and will
undertake a systematic spectroscopic ex
amination of tho sun
The camel is usunily lielievcd to be the
animal which ran btstdo without water?
but Mr. Gorman, ot Cambridge, Mats ,
has found a little rodent of the arid plains
near the Rockv Mountains which llvts for
weeks and months without water. The
sand is burning, tbe vegetation all with
ered up, vet these mice survive. ' "
A good drink for peHons troubled with
prickly beat is made by pourine a pfntof
boiling water on two teaspoontiils, qt
cream larlar and lidding sugar to suit
the taste. If this agrees with the system
drink frequently of It.
Tbe English Illustrated Magazine says
that "Buffon had a chimpanzie in 1740
which always walked upright, offered
people bis arm, walked with themjn an,,
orderly manner, cat down to table like
a man, opened his napkin and wiped his
lips with it, made use of spoon and fork,
poured out wine and clinked glasses."
Shoots of Young Ideas.
Harvard College begins its new academic
year with 465 freshmen admitted 4rr. ox
amination. Lastyearthenumberadmlttcd
was 418. The fieshmau cla-s-, of the sd'
tl fie-school shows a gain of twenty twoover
last year.
Harper's Round Table immortalizes these
questions and answers from a Connecticut
school: 1. From what animals do we get
milk? From the camel and iniikmao. 1. 2.
The lieu Is covered with feathers. With
what is thecal covered? The cat Is covered
witli fleas. 3. Name an animal that has
four legs and a leu g tail? A mosquito 4.
Name two kinds of nuts? Peanuts and for
get me-uuts. ,
A Russian student is forbidden to look at
the clock or at his watch during recita
tions, and has many other severe rules
for the fun of breaklug.
BInc-e tbe Atlantic squadron summered
on the Maine coast the schoolboys have
taken to forming Juvenile signal service
corps, using the naval code.
In the old days "teachers' stifkits" were
issued to nearly all applicants. In Mar
tha's Vineyard, a sailor, with Indian
blood in bis veins, asked for a school.
"What's the shape of the earth?" he was
asked. "Round. "How do you know?"
"Because I'vesailedarounditthree times."
"You'll do," said the trustee.
For Eve's Daughters.
Fashionable women who go In for play
ing golf and tennis or any outdoor sport
where an accurate eye is necessary wear
their veils, according to an Eastern ex
change, draped across 'their faces like the
occupants of a seraglio. By this way of
veiling themselves the vision is unimpaired
and the rest of the face Is thoroughly pro
tected from the disfiguring marks of the
Tbe Australian girl has begun to make
herself felt, and the American girl must
look to her laurels. The women of the far
off island continent have beautiful, lithe
figures, small, delicate features and heavy
hair, but the Intense heat keeps their com
plexions from ever eclipsing the prover
bial pink and white of Britannia's daugh
ters. The Australian girl's character Is not
as stable as might be desired, for she lives
in an atmosphere-ot intense gayety, and It
Is said that her chief ambition is to become
the wife of an Englishman.
While waiting for the great race the La
dles WyndhamQuln,daughtersof Lord Dun
raven, were taken on Mr. Ogden Goelet's
yacht, the White Lad ye, to gaze on the cir
cus at Narragansett Pier. A number of tbe
smart set went with tbem, and the sea. was
so rough that sad consequences followed.
Many of the fairpassengers were wretc hedly
ill and wished they had; never boen-borrr,
but the Ladles Wyndham-Qiiin turned out
to be true-daughters of their father aCTl en
joyed the whole thing.
Elaborate "course" luncheons with heavy
smelling flowers, schemes ot color and arti
ficial lighting arc distinctly an American
fad. Probably in no other country on-earth
do women entertain only women so ex
tensively, -and snaring tbe midday meal In
London or Paris means a procedure strictly
en famille.
Mixta Digmar, Dowager Empress of RtnK
star who is-sald to be the. actual itderot,
that nation, is yet a comparatively young
woman, being only forty seven years of age
If It's- news, ItS In The Times.
Spiia's 'tjiiif Wo Hsi Tbat Aier
laEBiisf Mml776.
Governmental Corruption, Political
Jobbery and False Census Some
of theThlrfgsShe Has to Bear.
... (Havana Letter, New York Sun.)
A cable from" New York brought us last
week tbe good news that President Cleve
land will soon consider iu full the Cuban af
fairs. Heaven grant blm a happy decision
on behalf of liberty and. humanity!
As things are-going in Cuba, It Is a.duty
for America to act., Tbe people who repre
sent in this new world freedom. Justice and
power cannot allow such a war as this,
supported by the. untamable ferocity of
Spain. It England Interfered with the
8uuau oX Turkey to protect from barbar
ism tbe Christian Armenians, why cannot
America teach the intolerant Spaniard that
it is impossible, to rule a colony in the nine
teenth century on the patterns ot the fif
teenth? Cubans are under worst tyranny and vex
atious than Americans endured before inde
pendence. The island Is crowded wlta
Spanish officers, who have not Ibe least
sense- ot honor. From 1878 till to-day
probably $300,000,000 have been taken
from ,the appropriacjousqx the navy and
'Now j when-a state of wan prevails
throughout the country, Spain has to spend
from the Cuban treasury maay- millions
more, finding that no navy exists and no
fortress was built out of tbe old ones.
As I s La ted in my former letter, the Cuban
customs bouse is defrauded of $30,000
'daily. Thbr revenue amounts officially
lu tbe budget to eleven million. A private
company in Havana offers, to pay the
gdvemfnent twenty-two millions fur the
tight to appoint employes.
But the Spanish ministers of the colony
will never consent, because theyselectfor
customs-bouse pfricet their own relatives
and particular friends, who send to Madrid
no per cent, of their. robberies. It la a well
known fact that the majority of BpanUh
politicians live on the fronds made at the
customs houses in Cuba,- and that the late
Senor Cristlno Marios derived from that
source $10,000 daily. '
And Cubans navejot cven.the.rigliX to a
decent place In tbe civil service. Only to
the rank of fifth clerk, that is to say With
an annual salary of.$70O,can the governor
general appoint state employes In Cuba.
Moreover1, Cuba ho to'scll hl-rsugar and
tobacco to any market she can except
Spain. To DKitect a few sugar esta'tes in
Malaga and (Jie monopoly-of tho tobacco
company at Madrid, introduction ot those
two principal! products of tbe island are
absolutely prribibued In the mother land.
And by waToYrcclprocity, Cuba Is forced
by an outrageous law to buy all Spanish
product, from Catalogna's coarse linen to
Costilla's, bad flour.tPqe not, the. facts
entirely Justify astrugglefor independence?
These are noi the only griefs of poor
Cubans. Theje t not a Judge in the Island,
neither tn lqw courts "nor In high ones,
who sentences in accordtncc witly right
and Justice. 'The, political party of bpan
lards la Union aonstiluciunal controls all
the courts of justice. Tbe mayor of Ha
vana is a!so"a Spaniird; a Spaniard was
uWpnJdecsjSirln olTia. and not a single
Cutian.betongs lu.the city council.
Political elections are pscless. The--census
Is schematically falsified to prevent
Cubans from obtaining their rights. Re
monstrance Is of no avail. The minister
or the colonics Is too busy to hear the com
plaints of the island, appolntipgnfflcers
to the custom house, and selling Cuban
bonds at 5 ond 0 perxent. to cover the
j early deficits In lh.p,budgej:, and,ipwlp
rj " riiriioi iie- nur, on uit-ueut
o a population of 1,500,000 Is $JOO,000,-
Let us admire the candor with which
the hpanlsh prune mlhister, Senor Canovas
del Castillo, calls the insurgents bandits.
BanJits If the heo of the Delaware was
a bnndltrif Bolivar was a bandit; if the
rbrave sohlien of Ayacucbo were bandits!
How eusily Spaniards call bandits all
those who resist their spoliations! The
case of the American citizen. Mr. Jolio San
golly, now-imprisoned- in a fortress at Ha
vana, is a good sample of Spanish.bigo.tiy.
Mr. Sangullys crime to the Spanish gov-ernment-is
that be was a general in the
Cuban army during the last war. After
peace was made in 1878, Mr. Sangullj
married in New York, resided there some
years, and became a citizen
He nev-cf made another attempt to re
volt InCuba. When the war brokeout again
00 the 24th of February last, ttie first step
of the Spaniards was to secure Mr. Sau
gullyintlieEortrcss La Cabana. As no evi
dence could be found against him for con
spiracy, he was accused as an abettor
of the bandits, and tried before a court
Our consul In Havana respectfully pro
tested against such behavior toward an
American citizen, and then Mr. Sanguily's
case was transferred to an ordinary tri
bunal. But this change, in a Spanish col
ony only means a change of form. Before
the civil judge evidence brought against Mr.
Sangnlly was no more honest.
Mr. Sangnlly is not guilty, but to satisfy
Spanish revenge for hisi past he must re
main imprisoned, no matter what outrage
Is inflicted on reason and humanity. Pleas
for a fair trial are not heard. As an old
Cuban insurgent and an American citizen
Mr. Bnngaily wilt ever be a bandit for the
Cuba is fearfully savage. The government
carefully conceals the facts to avoid for
eign Interference. When a Cuban soldier
Is caught he Is (uain on the spot as a bandit.
And now (because the Cubans use dyna
mite to destroy some military railroads
the Spaniards are prepared to return the
compliment, "treating the coward Insur
gents as wijd beasts," to quote the Havana
Spanish papers' own words.
A cable fjoraj Madrid announces to-day
that the aim othc government is "to anni
hilate the Cubans" before next summer.
Yesterday the same papers reported with
delight the SrmUrtunate fate of the Cuban
Cantero. SerioSjsiy wounded In a battle
near the sugar ftateAItamlra, hewassur
rounded by Spanlsh,troops,ADefenseIess, he
asked mercy. The Spanish sub-lieutenant.
Ruiz y Coca, braveryshot hirrr.
Besides thls, twenty five Cubans were
killed In'ttiepfovlnrorTf Sagua and Col. San
chez wonnded wit h a dynamite bomb thrown
by the Spaniards. When we think that those
men, treated as "wild beasts," are fighting
for a human vause,,fpr,Jibcrty.anctror per
sonal dignity, we cannot remain Indifferent
to-surh atrocities. The least wecan. do Is
to rccognize.Cuban beWserency.. We have
reasons to do It. 1
:- A-generai'srate oP-waf -prevails trf Cuba,
ana the cuoan armyls strong enough to re
sist' a hundred thousand -Spanish soldiers.
Let us take-tnls step in the name rif civiliza
tion, let us-hopc that PresdentjCIe,velarI
wJlTntit" lose-the opportunity for such a
.glory.vw.- . a . ,
Elfza'fctri'iSt'uafV'Pelpshas a little
.xtebouk.ia jWhlchjSbeKBetSJdoivn: what
she chooses- to call "the limbo of titles
waitisr for their stories.'" '
111 HOW OFTIIflR Oil
Brookland Methodists Will Dedi
cate Their New Church.
Two Tears ot Self-Denial and Ener
Ketlo Worlc Heprcsented In the
Handsome Little Edifice Sketch of
the Cungrejrution and Its Officers
and I'astor.
The pretty little village of Brookland wilt
be the scene ot an Interesting ceremony
to-morrow, when the Brookland Methodist
Episcopal congregation will formally enter
their new home and solemnly dedicate it
to the service ot God.
Tbe church, is erected on tbe corner ot
Frankfort and Eleventh streets, one ot the
most pleasant sites in Brookland. It Is a
graceful frame structure, whose style of
architecture is in perfect harmony with
the surroundings. The interior Is finished
entirely in quartered oak. Tbe pews are
also oak; the desk and chairs of the church
being particularly handsome.
Tbe church will seat about 300 comfort
baly, and on necessary occasions 160
more can be accommodated. Thearcbitects
are Peters & Donn, of Washington, and the
builders, Whiteside A Burgess, of Brook
land. The cost of erection is something
above $3,000.
Tbe dedication on Sunday marks the end
ot a struggle, at times severe enough to
daunt the most hopeful. Its history dates
back to April 14. 1893, when the Metho
dists of Brookland met at tbe residence of
Mr. I. H. Uollidge, to hold a prayer-meeting-.
The need ot a permanent home of their
own denomination was then urged, ami the
first steps were taken. But-the congrega
tion was very small, aud not ov erburdencd
with wealth, so the possibility of raising
$5,100 teemed a faroft prospect.
Meetings were held weekly In the various
homes of the memtiers. aud the congrega
tion grew larger and more prosperous.
Iu June, when the Brookland Citizens'
Association finished their new building,
the Methodists immediately rented its
large hall in order to bold their religious
.services until they should erect a home
ot their tiwn.
Rev. E.8. Todd, pastorof UamlineChurcb,
was the first to extend a helping hand to
the struggling suburban brethren. He al
lowed the Brookhind mission to become part
of Ills own charge, and from Sunday to
Sunday sent different ministers to hold
the prayer services. This arrangement
continued for six. months, when Rev. J. H.
McCarty. from one ot the Northern confer
ences, offered his assistance. Umler bis
able government the little band of work
ers m ide wonderful progress, and, assum
ing a separate anil independent existence,
asked forrecognltlon at the conference.
At the next annual meeting, March, 1804,
Brookland and Langdon were united In one
charge, with Rev. C. Tabor as pastor. In
March. 1895, Rev. W. II. Chapman as
sumed control and it is to his wonderful
energy and untiring zeal that much of the
good work Is due.
Mr. Chapman Is well known In Washing
ton, where he has been connected with
some of the most prominent churches. He
was born at Middlehurg. Loudoun County,
Va.. and entered the ministry at the age
of 19. He has quite a reputation as a
preachT, and bis meetings are always
largely attended.
The building committee, tbat has had en
tire control of the new structure, consists
ot I. S. Hollidge. chairman; Dr. Theodore
Y. Hull and 11. E. Murray. Tbe trustees
are L P. Hollon, Theodore Y. Hull, I. S.
Hollidge. J. E. Eastlock. P. H. Johnston,
R. S. Wolfe and J. S. P. Greene. The
board ot stewards consists of L S. Hol
lidge, O. B. Johnrton, Theodore Y. Hull.
B. E. Murray and N. B- Malone.
Tbe present organization is as follows
Rev. William H. Chtrman, pastor; I. P.
Holton and C. E. Cissel, class leaders; I. S.
Hollidge, recording steward; B. E. Murray,
treasurer. A Ladles' Aid Society has
also lately been organized. Mrs. J. S- P.
Greene Is president and Mrs. B. E. Murray,
Looks as Though They Wonld Aban
don Madagascar Cam laigTi.
London. Sept. 28. The Pall Mall Ga
zette publishes a special dispatch from
Tamatave, Madagascar, which says that
news of a serious character has be n re
ceived in regard to the position of the
French on the northwest front.
According to these advices. Gen. Duchesne
has been obliged to fall backrupon Meva
tanana, withdrawing his advance guard,
which had reached Kinajy, sixty miles
from Antananarivo. The retreat of the
French has restored the confidence ot tbe
A large quantity of arms has reached
the capital and, In consequence, people
who formerly were thinking of flight, are
How volunteering to go to the front.
It is reported tbat the physical condition
ot tbe French troops at Mevatanana is such
Hiat there are hardly 200 effective men left-
She Gave II lm Morphine Instead of
Jacksonville, Fla , Sept. 28 A special to
the Times Union from Oca la, Fla , says.
Guy Williams, of Crystal River, a bright
youth ot 18, died last night at 11 30 o'clock,
lie was the eon of Mrs. Mary Williams Al
len, one otthc best known business women
In the State.
Tbe son had .been suffering from fever
and his mother administered what she
thought was quinine capsules, but when too
late found them to be morphine.
The youth was preparing to Iea e Monday
to attend school at Galncsnville, Ga.
The mother's grief is heartrending at her
mistake and its fatal results.
Xnrrow Escape of a Passenger Train
From Wrecking.
"Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 28. Luck was in
favor or tbe Lehigh Valley Railroad yester
day, since it was not a passenger train
that raulnlo a tree which had fallen across
the tracts at Stoney Creek, between White
Haven and Mauch Chunk.
As engine 442. drawing- ten freight cars,
saw a tree sixty feel long across the track-.
It had fallen from theadjacent mountain
side. There was Just time to reverse the
engine and for the train bonds to jump.
The engine was thrown. Into-Ibe Lehigh-1
River witb, ten cars piled on top of it.
Apecullarfeatureof thcaccident was that
the tree fell when the train wns only a tew
feet away, and the engineer had not time
to atos
Pretty Shoes
Pretty Feet
and at pretty prices. To-day
we arc- offering; M cases of
Women's 14 SO Kid Bullous
for Just S1.7V t
Think of it I nfty cents
saved oat of two dollars and
a half no, there Is nothing
wronc with, the Shoes. We
bought rather too heavily,
that all; and we want, to
Cet rid of some ot them SO
cases of shoes take up so
much. room.
Have yea -trid--palr cf
Thej aro tbo most seiulbltt
hota mad yes, they aro
common seua, trot they do
not looHrja&rHvr ran it,
they loot very neat and
they aro wonderfully- com
fortable. o n&Te tho solo rif ht tor
OnrprrqetanoOL w
Cooled by Electric Fans
939 Pennsylvania Ave.
Metzerott Mnsie Hall
At 8 o'clock.' "
Reserved seats . 75c and $1
Veefc beginning next Monday
. Now
WAsee;,GT0H. I
Direct from 2S2 consecstive
nights at PALM KIT b OAK
Alt the original Features,
specialties and the Origi
nal Garden Theater
Living Pictures.
Norfolk and Washing
ton Steamboat Co.
Every day m the yearfor Fortress Hon
roe. Jiorfott. Portsmouth, and all points
South and southwest by tho powerful
new iron palace steamers "Newport
2,ewsJ" -Norfolk" a d -Washiugton."
leaving dally on the following schedule
Ponthbound. Northbound.
Lv -Wash'ton 7 00 pm iv.Fortsmo'hB.sa pra
LvlAlex'd'ia 7:30 pm a.v.Norfollt . 6 10 pm
S'FtMonr'ee.aO am.t-v.Ft Monroe 7:20 pm
AtNorfoll: 7-10 am !A.rjVlex'drta 6-00 am
irJortsm'h 8 0 amlar Wash'ctonB 30 am
POblTION and the reports al Fnttresa
Monroe. Virginia Beach and Florida will
find this a -very attractive route. is It
breaks the monotony of an all-rail rule
Tickets on sole at 613, 6 1. 14il
Pennsylvania avenue. B & O. ticket
office. eorncrFlftpentb street and Rew
York avenue, and on board steamers,
where time-table, map, etc. can also
be had.
One Independent Democratic Leader
Betrnecs His Steps.
Annapolis, Sept. 28 To-day's Issue
ot the Maryland Republican contains a
letter from James W. Owens, in which he
announces that bis former intention of
voting the Republican State and county
ticket has undergouea change. Mr.Owens
has been considered the leading spirit In
the independent movement in this county,
nd is an old Confederate soldier.
The main reasons given by Mr Owens
for his change are tbe outcome of the
recent discussion in regard to the effect
on the next national election of a Republi
can ticket this fall, and Mr. Lowndes po
sition on the color quest .on To this lat
ter point the larger part of the open let
ter Is devoted. Mr. Owens characterizes
Mr. Lowndes' position on this matter
as a "straddle," and claims that there
is a far more important issue invoUcd
In the political complexion ot Ihe next
legislature. Mr. Owens says:
"The next legislature win have the elec
tion of two police commissioners of Baltl
rnore city. Should the Republicans control
that body, two llepublicans will be elected,
and the police force of Baltimore would
be made largely up of negroes When one
thinks of the fact that the women of our
Btatc and chief city would have as the cus
todians of their person and property these
negroes, it must cause a shudder, and it
seems to me that its Influence on every
Democrat, who, like myself, has straved
temporarily from the foul, wlllcause him
to say, 'I will rie and go to mv father. "
Mr. Owens proclaims his confidence in
the Democracy and business ability of
Mr. Hurst.
There baa been, considerable discussion
over the attitude of Ihe two colored min
isters. Revs. Messrs. Jackson and Per
kins, at tbe recent Republican meeting
bore. Mr. Perkins claimed that the, negro
was capable ot flUirg any office that a
white man was, and urged them to vote
the Republican ticket as that party would
give them their rights. The sentiment
of the speakers u as Ilia t the- negro did not
want mixed 6Choolj, but that the negroes
should teach the regro schools as they
were better acquainted with their scholars
than a white person could be.
Bev. ilr. Stokes, of Washington, Se
lected to Freach a Sermon.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 28 When tbe Bap
tist foreign mission convention met yester
day the secretary read on invitation from
the management of the Cotton States and
International Exposition to attend Uie show
in a body.
Tho report offSecretary Luke was pre
sented by the auditing commit tee. It showed
that there bad been a great falling oft la
tho receipts during the past twelve months.
The receipts for this period were $2,541.81,
whUo tbe expenditures were 52,237.68.
An Invitation .was tendered the.deates
by the officers of the Spellman Seminary to
visit that Institution while they arc at At
lanta. The Invitation was unaniroousiy
accepted and Rev. Mr. Stokes, of Washing-ton.DC.-inMse'gctedtopreaclithesermoa,
At National Park
Game called at 4 o'clock p. m.
Admission, 25 and 50c.
Week Commencing September ZL
Uatinees Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday.
Walter Sanford's
Superb production of the Great
Scenic Melodrama,
The Struggle
of Life.
A New Story of Thrilling Local Interest, II
lustratod with, c aeries of Karrelous 2?tagr
Matinees Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew
in the first production of the new comely,
Under the direction of HcKEE RANKIN, rto
also appears-la tbe cast.
Seats on sale
J. W. ALBAUGb. Manag-er.
Lillian Russell
company. The Tzigane.
"A Perfect Opera Prod actio a."
-1- Last appearance this season of
Daniel Frohman's
ArADEMT Prices IS. 50, 75c andSl.00
tt ed. and Sat. "Pons" 25 and. 50c-tteservl
Jif To-day I 25
fflA III at 2. I 50
Shaft No. 2
Presented hv FRXK LOSEE and a
Capable Comnanr.
& The White Rat.
AU this week;
Fields and Hanson's
Draviing Cards.
An organization ccmpoaeJ of absolute artists.
weVtlEnssell Eros., Craediias.
Oct, 2 and 3.
North Capitol and M Streets
"Time Waste! is Ezistense. Used is Life.'
Congress el Rongi! Eiders oi tie World.
100 Indian WaxrIor5(OcaIaIIa.Brule.Uncapippaa
Hoax. Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes), 50
American Cowbojrs. 30 Ameticaa Vaquer and
Huralies. SO fcouth American Gauchos, 0 ext
ern frontiersman, Alarkamei. etc 23 Jletlonln
Arabs. xO Utuslan Cossacks o tho Caucasus;
Detachments of United btatcs CaTalry, l.ojai
Irish-Enclish Lancers. French Chasseurs. Ger
man Cuirassiers, Petit Corps D'Armea. All un
dor the leadership of V. K. Cody Buffalo BILL.
This Enormous Outfit Is transported In Special
lEailroad Trains, carrying all the Tarapherna
lia necessary to a COVI Utl Gk VM sTND
seating 3O,0UJ persons. On day ol arr.ral there?
will be glTen a
Free Street GaualGadB
TheMa-chwIllbeEnllTened dyTHKEE MAO.
TameJ, World-traTrled BUFFALO BILL'S COW-
Two Effibi&s Daily, Ma or Sfeine !
. Krery atteraoon at 2 o'clock. FrerT Stent at 8
o'clock. Doors Open One Hour Earlier.
Seata Bold on dayaot Exhibition at DB00F V
SOS'S Untie Store, feS Pens. Are.
?r, .we. J&rtri&t-KX?; -r
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