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Interstate Commerce Commission
Notifies Certain Railroads.
A Ituilrosid Man'ci Opinion That
the CuimniMSiou Ih After the
Bureau TLeTranh-MissourlCasi'
May Bo Houpened Ju the Supremo
Court Judge Dillon's Views.
Two Interesting phases of the railroa.il
fcituatiou growing oat of the familiar tie
cisioa of tin .Supreme Court were develop
ed yesterday.
First Tlus Tra-as-Missouri Aisociallon has
filed a notice with the Supreme Court for
a rehcanug of the case in which the court
declared illegal the pooling of rates in. that
association. Second-Tlie Interstate Com
xncrce Commission has asked the Joint
Traffic Association to send to the commis
sion, verified copies ot all contracts relat
ing to the shipment, transportation, stor
ing, or waiehousing of grain, eta. In force
between April 1, 189G, and March 1, 1897.
Of the roads catering this city affected by
the ordei arc the B. & O., the B. & P.,
and the C- & O. The Southern. Railway is
said to be In the Southern Association.
It is stated that alleged violations of
the law on roads from Chicago Eabt arc
the inspiration or this notice, the return to
-which must be made tomorrow. All or the
Interstate Commerce Commissioners were
out of the city yesterday, but have, it is
learned, finished their inquiry in Savan
nah yesterday.
One of the railroad men here raid that
the order is such as is usually sent out
in such cases, but tliatit piofcably has an
intention which has escaped general at
tention. The inquiry of the Commission is
as to raley Loth general and special, made
within the peiiod above named. After the
decision of the Supreme Court there was
a good deal said about the piospective and
actual formation of "bureaus" to take the
place of the combines or pools. All agree
ments as to lates are supposed to be filed
with the Commission, but there has been
jio filing of any agreement "n.ade by the
members of any bureau.
It is just possible, he said, that this move
of the commission will have the effect of
having produced before the commission any
agreement or contract made by the bureaus
bo tliat the commission can pass upon them.
This is only a guess, but It is one of the
close possibilities of the case. Perhaps the
primary cause ot the notice has been fair
ly stated by the commission, but both ends
may be subserved.
The petition for a rehearing. If granted
on behair of the Trans-Missouri Associa
tion, will be argued by ex-Judge John F.
Dillon, tlie general counsel of the Union
Pacific, which, in the opinion of its re
ceiver,, is cut off from further pooling or
other combines to arfect rates.
The Joint Traffic Association's case will
won be heardou anadvanceddocketbythe
Supreme Court.
"flTalref Issue With Supreme Court In.
TrnnsMlssourl Case.
New York, April 7. Ex-Judjie John F.
Dillon ban given notice to the United
States Supreme Court that he desires to
file a petition asking for a rehearing of
the case of the United States against the
Trans-Missouri Freight Association. He
Is at work on the brief iu support of his
petition, and expects to submit it before
the close of the present term. In explana
tion of the attempt to secure a rtargu
ment Judge Dillon prepared a statement
in which he said:
'The conclusion reached by the court
that the anti-trust act includes within its
scope and penal provisions reasonable as
well as unreasonable restraints of trade
or commerce is so far-reaching and so
destructive of legitimate business methods
that it cannot, in my opinion, permanently
be maintained Nearly all contracts more
or less restrain trade. We must have some
guide or definition, and there ia no other
guide or definition, in the absence ot
specific legislative expression, possible ex
cept the one furnished by the common law,
namely, reasonablcnessor unreasonableness
under all the circumstances of each case.
Take one Illustration: nothing is more
clear than that a combination of faborers
or employes ot a railway to enhance the
price of their labor or tervices tends di
rectly to restrain trade.
After 400 or 500 years experience in
"England under the common law, under
'combination and conspiracy Jaws, mak
ing such combinations and conspiracies ex
pressly penal, "which laws l:ave been found
unworkable and unjust and have been
swept away by parliamentary enactment,
the net result in that country is that com
binations on the pait of laborers to laise
their wages and conversely combinationson
the rart of employers to lower wages are
alike legal where neither party intimi
dates nor uses violence toward the other.
The doctrine or the court, based on the
broad and vague language ot the act, as
onnounced in this case, is admittedly in
conflict with the "wise doctrine of the
common law, with the instructive legis
lative and Judicial experience of Fngland
nnd this country, and Is a dectrine not only
novel, bub one which is unjust to all
parties and interests affected, and is,
noreover, so extensive in its reach as to
be Impracticable of execution in its appli
cation to the affairs and business of men.
"In the Trans-Missouri case it -was an
admitted fact that the rates were reason
able. It was admitted that if each com
pany had made the same rate its action
would hare been legal. And it was held
that an agreement simply to maintain such
reasonable rates was illegal and criminal.
Such a doctrine would prove to be un
workable, and is contrary to experience,
and coutd not in my opinion be maintained
without essential modlfi cation."
Besides being one of the counsel for the
Traus-Missourl Freight AsFociation, Judge
Dillon is also general counsel for the Union
Facific Railroad, and as such has conferred
with the receivers of that property in re
gard to the Supreme Court decision. Re
ceiver E. Ellery Anderson has written
liim a long letter on the subject in which
Mr. Anderson says that In his opinion the
decision forbids the Union Pacific to re
main a party to any agreements for de
termining freight rates by any other law
than that of free competition. lie says
that he thinks the proper place for united
efforts to prevent unfortunate results to
railroads is in Congress.
Minister Smytlie Arrives.
Hon. Henry M. Smythc. United States
minister at Port au Prince and charged'af
falres to San Domingo, arrived in the city
last night, and is at the Metropolitan
Hotel, on his way home to Virginia. Mr.
Smythc was recently ordered to San Do
mingo by the President, and there he be
came quite ill with malarial fever. He
asked for sixty days leave of absence,
which has been granted, during which time
be will try the Virginia spring weather as
a specific against any of the possible ills
ot Haiti or San Domingo-
You can't fitid a better
place to buy 3'our "bike"
wears than here.
We ace handling-only such
qualities as we can abso
lutely guarantee and prices
are lower than elsewhere.
For instance $1.00 for all
wool sweaters with large
striped sailor collars 50c
for extra good golf hose
SI. 00 for the regular $1.50
grades of golf hose and 5
and $6 for nobby "bike"
suits made of extra tough
Scotch woolens.
Corner 7th and E Sts. N. V,
No Branch Store in Washington.
He Was Praying to the Sun in a
New York Park.
Grout Crowd Had Gathered to WJt-
nts the Cerednmy rerformud
livery Twouty-ight Yearn.
New York, April 7. The thousands of
Hebrews of the lower East Side were
tluowu Into a luiore of excitement this
morning ty the arrest or a rabbi for per
lonuiug a ceremony in one of the city
pa rks.
iuis is the day set apart iu the Hebrew
Uuth for the worship of the sun. Every
orthodox Jew all oxer the world turned
his face to the sun as lie lose this morning,
aud with uplifted htmds lepeateda prayer
ol adoratiou, thanksgiving and peace.
Such a festival comes but once in twenty
eight years, for today the orb of day is sup
posed to be in the tame position it ius
when forthelirsc time it rose in the liriuu
ineut upon a woild which was without
ionn and void.
Every twenty-eight years the sun re
turns to this position.
Kahbi Morris Wecnster, of the Congre
gation Brilh Sholen, arose this morning
beiore dawn and prayed for a day fiee
lrom the clouds and mists that hide the
sua from the people for whom God made it,
At the rirst ray of rose-colored light
that went up from beyond East itivcr lie
arrayed himself iu the long unused sacred
robes iu which alone the rabbi worships
the sun.
It is written that on the seventh day of
the month, called by the Christians, April,
the orthodox Jews shall pray to the suu
at 7:33 iu the morning. Then the sun is
high, where all who worship, may see It.
The rabbi must gather together teu
men, all over thirteen years or age, and go
up ou the housetops, or into the open
air to pray. This company of worshipper
iscalledin the Hebrew tongue a minion.
Together they offer up prayers of thanks
giving and blessing and pray that they
may live another twenty-eight years.
. Rabbi Morris waited until the hands or
the clock pointed to 7. It was the hour
appoiuted, and clad in the sacred vest
ments, he went out into the street, for it
is written that the ten shall be chosen
from the market place and from the high
ways and byways.
Through the streets the rabbi went,
stopping a man here and touching a youth
there, whispering a word into his ear,
until ten were gathered together. Then
he turned his face toward Tompkins Square
Park and the ten followed.
Arriving at the park they entered and
stood on the walks in its center. The
sun was shining full on the park, and the
litUe group was battled in its light
The the rabbi lifted up his hands and be
gan the psalm of adoration, the 'Prayer
to the Holy- Sun."
The others, all unmindful of a crowd of
nearly a thousand curious people that
had gathered iu and around the park to
watch the strange ceremony, lilted up
their heads and joined their voices to
gether in the chant:
"Blessed art Thou, O Lord, our God,
King or the universe. Who hath made the
At this Juncture Park. Policemen Foley
and Hampshire came upon the group and
before the astonished worshippers knew
what: had happened they were under arrest
Excitement ran high. The rabbi indig
nantly protested. The policemen asked if
he had a permit. He produced his license
to preach, but that was not enough and
they took him away.
The rabbi was arraigned in Essex Market
court, where Lawyer .Mark Alter appeared
for him.
The lawyer protested that under the
Constitution of the United Slates every
man could worship according to the dic
tates of his own conscience.
Magistrate ComelL held that the police
men were right, but discharged the rabbi
on his promise noi to violate the laws by
drawing a crowd again.
A Number Made Before the Presi
dent's Departure.
The President yesterday sent to the
Senate the following nominations:
United States Attorneys Thomas H.
Barnes. Western dlstrictof Arkansas ;Pliny
L. Soper, Northern district ot Indian Ter
ritory. Commodore Montgomery Sicard to be
rear admiral ;'Capt. Albert Kautz, to be
commodoic; Lieuts. Richard G. Davenport
and Edward B.Barry to be lieuteuantcoin
umnders. rostmasters Vermont, Arthur J. Dewey,
Bennington. Massachusetts, Charles F
Bryant, Sharon; George W. Jones, Fal
mouth. New Jersey, Samuel Coddington,
Woodbridgc. Virginia, W. Lee Brand, Sa
lem. Georgia, Robert F. Milner, Newnnn.
Indiana, Oavergne B. Stevens, Bluffton;
Ellis G. Darnell, Lebanon; William G. Sil
ver, Pendleton. Illinois, "William A. Mc
Kuight, Alexis. Iowa, Frank C. Downey,
Dexter. Kansas.Xohn 11. Winnc, Manhattan.
Nebraska, Dennis Tracey, Cedar Rapids.
Arkansas, Thomas D. Hawkins, Morrilltou.
Confirmed by the Senate.
The Senate has confirmed the follow
ing nominations:
Erastus S. Day of Connecticut, consul at
Bradford, England.
Linn Hartranft, appraiser of merchan
dise at Philadelphia.
Frank P. Flint, United States attorney
for the district of California.
Henry M. Paul of New Hampshire, to be
professor of mathematics in the Navy.
Capt. Henry L. Howison, to be com
modore; Commander Charles D. Sigsbee, to
be captain; Lieut. Commander E. C. Pendle
ton, to be commander in the Navy.
Town Left iu Darltness.
Bellcfontc, Pa., April T. A. fire of sup
posed incendiary origin destroyed the large
plant of the Electric Illuminating Company
in this city, with all Its contents, last
night. As a result the entire city will be
in darkness for several nights. The loss is
estimated at $35,000, with $13,000 insurance-
To Have A Brief Rest From Poli
ticians' Importunities.
Gazing: Upon the Scenery Aloujr the
Historic Potomac, lie Will Try
to Throw Off the Cares of Office.
Will Iteuiiiin Away the Itenmlndor
of the .Weeh.
President McKinley bade adieu to of
ficial cares and the importunities of of
ficeseekers ou yesterday arternoou, and
left the city on the orduancu tug Tuitou,
for a cuise down the historic Potomac.
The President was accompanied on his
outing by Mrs. McKinley, Secretary and
Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Saxtou, and Dr. mid
Mrs. Bates.
j lie tug Tuitou took the distinguished
party as far as Alexandria, where they
were transferred to the Dolphin, on which
boat they will finish the cruise.
The Dolphin remained at, the navy yaid
awaiting the President's coming until 10
o'clock, and then ou account of fulling
tide was forced to leuve the dock and
. proceed further down the river.
This is the fiist respite from official
caies that Mr. McKinley has taken since
his induct ion into office, over six weeks
.t r. McKinley will .remain away for the
lemainder of the week, in order that he
may thoioughly recuperate fiom the se
vere strain he has been forced to undeigo
for some time past.
Secretary Porter yesterday gave official
notice that on account of the Pief-ident's
trip, there would be no meeting of the
Cabinet on Friday.
It was exactly 2 o'clock when the
President and Mrs. McKinley left the White
House for I he navy yard. An earlier start
had been anticipated, but the President
waited to put his name to the Mississippi
rioodrc2olutIon, which passed both branches
of Congress on yesterday.
All preparations had been made for the
President to leave the White House as
sooa as the message was signed. The Presi
dent's carriage was drawn up in front of
the Executive Mansion for at least an hour
before he departed.
The President escorted Mrs. McKinley
to the carriage. Mrs. Saxton and a m.ild
accompanied them. Mr. McKinley woie
a black frock suit, heavy Melton overcoat
antl silk hat. His wife was attired in a
gray tiaveiing costume, over which was
worn a deep sealskin cape. A ctiio bonnet
completed the costume. Both the Presi
dent and Mrs. McKinley bowed to those
who weie assembled on the portico of
tlie White House before taking their de
parture. Secretary nnd Mrs. Porter nnd
Dr and Mrs. Hates followed in another
rue entire party were driven rapidly
down the Avenue to the nuvy yard. A
closed wagon containing four trunks, which
constituted the baggage of the Presiden
tial pnity, lert the White House some time
in advance of the President.
The drive to the navy yard was without
incident. A number of people recognized
the President, however, and saluted, him
as he passed.
When the party reached the navy yard
a more demonstrative scene ensued. As
the President's qarriage entered the gates
a company of marines under the command
of Lieut. Prince presented arms. A de
tachment of buglers from the Marine Band,
who were drawn up alongside of the blue
Jackets, gave four flourishes, four ruf
fles and the President's March. Crowds ot
people lined the walks of the navy yard
all the way to the dock, where the Triton
lay puffing, ready to receive its distin
guished guests. Men at work in the yard
for the time abandoned their tasks aud
waved their caps as the party passed-
Mr. McKinley acknowledged the compli
ment by doffing his hat.
When tin- party reached the dock they
were welcomed by Commodure Norton, com
mandant or the navy yard, who assisted
Mrs. McKinley to alight from tlie carriage.
The entire party went immediately on
board the tug. The President and Secre
tary Porter took places in the stern of the
tug, while Mrs. McKinley and the ladies
of the party sought tlit? seclusion of the
it was just 2:35 o'clock- when t'ie Triton
steamed away. Mr. McKinley bowed to
the numerous spectators oa the dock who
had come to wish htm"bou voyage." The
President seemed to enjoy the trip down
the river, and Secretary Porter pointed
out to him many points of interest.
The tug reached Alexandria shortly
after 3 o'clock, where no time was lost
in transferrin!; the Presidential party to
the Dolphin. The dispatch boat was under
the command of Lieut. Richardson Clover,
Lieut. Clover vacated his cabin in order
to give the distinguished guests the entire
after part of the ship to themselves. These
apartments are handsomely furnished in
mahogany, and are very comfortably ar
ranged. On the main deck is a large
saloon cabin, aft ot this Is the ship's
library, coutainiug several hundred vol
umes. The Piesident and Mrs. McKinleys state
rooms are on the deck below, where is also
located the dining-room. The sleeping
quarters of the President and his wife arc
exactly alike, eacli being fitted with a
double berth. The other members of the
party will occupy staterooms on the aft
part of the same deck.
Everything will be done for the comfort ot
the Pi evidential party on thecruise. Lieut.
Clover will have personal supervision of
tlie table. The Dolphin, while not a fast
boat, is considered one of the most comfort
able in the Navy. It was the first ship in
the new Navy, aud was built by John R.
Roach at Chester, Pa, in 1883.
It is more than probable that the Dol
phin will stop at Old Point for a short
time, as the President has often ex
pressed a desire to visit this famous re
sort. Mr. McKinley also desires to be in
easy reach of telegraphic communication,
in case that some Important matters ot
state may demand his return.
The White house wore a deserted look
yesterday, and for tlie first time in many
weeks, the President was undisturbed by
officeseckers. The lull was directly at
tributable to the announcement of the
President's going away, and his published
determination not to sec visitors.
Senator Hanna was one of the fortunate
ones, however, who succeeded in seeing
Mr.7dcKinley before he went away. Mr.
Hanna remained for some time, but re
fused to discuss the object of his mission.
Another notable caller was Hon. John "W.
Foster, whose name has been mentioned
in connection with the Turkish mission.
It has been suggested that Mr. McKinley
might send the former Cabinet officer on a
special envoy, with the rank of ambassa
dor to Constantinople, in order to secure
from the Sultan the payment of American
claims and speedy trial ot American pris
oners. Mr. Foster held a long interview
with Secretary Sherman at the State De
partment before going to the White ITousc.
Questioned in regard to his possible ap
pointment, Mr. Foster said he did not
think that it would be necessary to send a
special envoy to Constantinople, as he felt
sure that a suitable man could be found
I by the president to .represent our Govern-
Nerve Wa:
Weryous Exhaosfion
General Debility-, Tfervons Prostra
tion, Kervous Debility. Spinal Weak
ness, Si inal Irritation, Mcryous Dys
pepsia, and All Affections of the Her
TQU3 System
lJjtl renna Ave. Adf. Willard's Hotel
The symptoms oC nervous exhaustion are
legion and havu never yet been fully de
scribed. Sensitiveness to changes in the
weather is a very common symptom of
nervous debility; depression of the nerves
makes the body a good barometer. For
t.wenty-four hours and more before a
storm comes on the achlngnnd worn nerves
Joretell in every parfcof tne physical organ
ism what is coming. The sky may be
clear, but the spirits are cloudy. The
-iiiii'iness ot minimis and corns, the acn
Ingnudstirfnessorrheumatieund neuralgia
sufferurs, the general gloominess and mis
ery of the exhausted before and during
bad weather are not imaginations, but
realities-, as truly as smallpox or tne meat-'
les, and quite as much worthy or pro
fessional study and consideration. A per
son nervously exhausted is far-more likely
to be prostrated during the extreme heat
of summer; and when once prostrated all
his symptoms are made worse. Localized
pain, numbness in any portion of the body,
with prickling in the lace, the arms, the
ends of thu fingers, the thighs, the legs.
and the toes amounts to a very distressing
Dr Walker, having made a specialty of
this class ot diseases for the past twenty
five years, i above all others most emin
ently qualified to treat them successfully.
$5.00 A MONTH
Ik the lamest ree churned by Dr. Walker,
and includes all medicines.
Dally office hours, to a. in. to 5 p. m.
Monday. Wednesday, Thursday, nnd Satur
day, till 8 p. m. Sunday, 10 to 12 m.
-C- CONS C JLT ATI ON If H 15 K. -a
ment la Tuikey, who, acting under in
structions, could bring about an amicable
adjustment or ull questions.
It is stated that the President has de
cided to appoint Dr. James B. Angell, pres
ident of the University of Michigan, at Ann
Arbor, as minister to represent this Gov
ernment at Constantinople. Dr. Angell is
not a candidate for the position, but it Is
said that his selection is due to the per
sonal desire of the President to liave him
Till tlie position. Pror. Angell is a well
known educator, and would make a most
desirable representative. His name will in
all piobability be sent to the Senate im
mediately on the President's return to the
City. it
After u Shoi;tv SeHKlon an Adjourn
ment Whs Tuken.
The message' from the President sug
gesting Government- aid for the surfwers
by the Mississippi floods was read in thu
Senate, and was followed by the introduc
tion and passage of a Joint resolution,
appropriating $I50;000 for that purpose.
Before this action could be communicated
to the House, li Joint resolution was re-
eclved from thathodyapproprinttng $200,
000 for the same purpose, and including
the Red River of the North in tlie terri
tory to be aldcdi This Hoiibc Joint resolu
tion was immediately passed by thn Sen
ateaction on the-othurone, and on Mr.
Bate's Joint resolution on Monday, being
reconsidered and annulled.
Senator Morgan continued his speech,
begun yesterday, in support of his Joint
resolution extending belligerent rights
to both sides in the Cuban resolution. N o
action was taken tin it, and at 2; 15 p.
m., the Senate adjourned.
Joint Coiiiiniitec Listens to District
Workers Amouir the Poor.
A Ceutrttl Dourd of Charities to
Dave If ull Cltftige of Distribu
tion Is Lurgely Favored.
The striking feature of the firstcharities
hearing before the Joint Committee on
Charities yesterday afternoon was the po
sition taken by Secretary Wilson of the
Associated Charities. ThlB was, prac
tically, that they did not desire assistance
by appropriations. This position was so
decidedly novel that it attracted a. great
deal of attention from the members ot the
committee. Mr. Wilson said- the Asso
ciated Charities had always been sup
ported by private subscription. They had
never solicited, and did not desire Gov
ernment assistance. He, however, be
lieved that it would be well to have a
board of charities established and recog
nized by Congressional authority which
should dispense all charity funds. Mr.
Wilson's statements were substantially
corroborated by Dr. Van Heipen, a mem
ber of the Associated Charities board ot
The committee on charities of the board
of trade, represented by Mr. Janney, was
the next heard. He favored the organi
zation of a jolntboard or charities, prefer
ably of nine members, to have full charge
of distribution. He said the other mem
bers of the board of trade committee con
curred In this opinion.
Mr. Henry B. F. Macfarland made an ex
tended and interesting statement. He be
lieved the Associated Charities should be
placed In charge .of. the distribution of the
charity fund oj $13,000, which was an
nually appropriated. He also spoke for
the Board of Children's Guardians, which
lie thought shquld. l)e intrusted with the
care of children until homes were found
for them, or, as hepjit it, "preparing them
to enter homes." ,' This being provided
for, no child sl'iouUl, become a charge on
the annual appropriation until the Board
of Children's Guardians had pns.sed upon
the case aud practically accepted the
child as a "w,ard,,,of the board." This
would be a determination of the fact
that the child jivas a proper subject for
Mr. Macfarland united with the other
speakers in favqring a board of charities,
and expressed the opinion that such a
board would extend the scope of charitable
work: In the District, and cheapen it.
"Of course," he faid, "the members of
the board would serve without compensa
tion: ami the only' necessary expense would
be a paid secretary."
A letter was presented from the District
Commissioners giving a detailed account
of the distribution ot the $13,000 appro
priated for the last fiscal year. The hear
ing was very satisfactory, and there is
little question that one result or it will be
the serious consideration by the committee
of the establishment of a central board ot
Tlie committee meets this afternoon to
bear statements on another branch of the
general .subject under consideration.
See TUetu.
Thoc American League (wood frames)
bicycles are beautles-haKthcpriceof other
high-grade wheeIs.-X502 9th st. nw.. League
Club Cycle CompAny ap8-2t
The Session Opened at the Mc
Kcmlree 31. E. Church.
A Pluu for a National uml Inter
national Coiifjrross of AU Temper
ance Organizations to lie Held
in This City iu 10U0 "lleports of
The initial scssionof theW. C. T. U. quar
terly meeting was held yesterday morning
at MclCendree M. 12. Church. Mrs. M. li
Piatt, president of tlie union, was in the
chair, with .Mrs. Emma if. Sheltoiisccretary.
Tlie meeting was opened by devotional
exercises, conducted by -Mrs. M. E. Catlin,
chairman of the department of Sabbath
observance, after which Rcy. II. It. Nay
lor, pastor of the church, made au address
of welcome, in. which he said that women
had always been prominent fn the history
of the Church, and had done more than ull
the preachers and orators combined in do
ing away -with the saloon.
Mrs. Sheltou, the secretary, reported
that a protest had been forwarded to Mr.
C. O. Wolcott, nctlng secretary in charge
of the National Museum, against the wile
ot beer in the restaurant or that Institu
tion, application for a license for which
had been made. A letter had been re
ceived from Mrs. K. L. Stevenson, ra
tional corresponding secretary or the W.
G. T. O., setting rorth that Mrs. Stevenson
had conceived the idea of holding in this
city ill UfGO a national and International
congress of all temperance organizations,
the special object being to ascertain tlie
pi ogress of the work during the century
and to discuss plans for the future. The
executive committee, the leport tet forth,
heartily indorsed Mrs. Stevenson's plans
for the congress, and Mrs. Piatt, the piesi
dent of the District Union, had been em
powered to invite Mrs. Stevenson to ad
dress the next annual convention of tlie
Mrs. Hurdwickc, superintendent of the
non-alcoholic medication department, re
ported that she had prepared letters to be
sent to local physicians inquiring into the
use of alcoholic remedies.
Mrs. T. A. Williams, treasurer of the
union, reported that the receipts for the
quarter ending March 31 were $302.77;
disbursements. $365.92, leaving a bal
ance on hand of S2G.8o. The union nas a
membership of 375. A subscription of
S350 has been realized In the way of a
fund for the building of the proposed head
quarters in this city.
Mrs. S. L. Weight man, corresponding
secretary-, reported the organization of
the following unions and the election of
the following respective presidents: Capi
tol Hill Y, Miss Julia Fernald; Gorsuch,
Margaret U. Ellis, Miss M a. Piatt; Ham
line. Miss Nellie Peddicord; Metropolitan
M. E., Mrs. Chase; Howard University Y,
Miss Brown; Metropolitan Baptist. Miss
II. A. King; McKcnclree Y, Miss Blanche
ToinhnsonjEckincton, MissT. A. Williams.
In addltlou to several District meetings,
there were reported twelve public meetings
licla by local unions, five executive, four
officers,' twenty committee und fifteen
church meetings.
Miss Opal H. Johnson, corresponding
secretary or the Y' branch, reported a nat
tering progress In her work, The active
members of the eight i' unions aggregate
1G0, anil the honorary membership num
bers 100.
Mrs. M. E. Catlin, chairman or the de
partment of Sabbath observance, reported
that she had addressed a letter to Mr.
Gompers, of the American Federation of
Labor, expressing the sympathy of tlie W.
C. T. U. in his crforts toward the estab
lishment of a Sunday rest for workingmen.
Mrs. Catlin had alilo written Mr. Mott,
chairman or the L. A. W. racing board, en
couraging him to stand firm, and not
sanction Sunday racing. With reference
to the opening of the Corcoran Art Gallery
on Sunday Mrs. t'atlia stated that at a
recent meeting of the Northwest Union
the Kiibi'tf was deflated, the majority
being in. favor of the closing of theinstitu
tiou on Sunday.
At the conclusion of the reading of the
report a devotional service was held. Mrs.
N. C. Alger, of Massachusetts, recited a
lengthy and interesting poem and gave a
Bible reading, and Mrs. Amanda Smith,
the well-known colored missionary, led in
the singing ot hymns and offered a prayer.
The conference then took a recess until
1:30 o'clock, in the interim discussing a
lunch prepared by the young ladies of the
newly organized i'oung Women's Christian
Temperance Union of the church.
At the afternoon session, which con
vened at 1:30 o'clock, and interesting ad
dress was made by Rev. W. A. Creditt,
pastor ot Bercan Baptist Church, after
which the reading ot the reports was re
sumed. Mrs. Alice Burritt, superintendent of
the department of mercy, reported that
the workof her departmentduringthequar-
ter had been mainly devoted to thedistribu
tion ot literature, to the writing of let
ters and to personal efforts to develop,
a public sentiment in tlie cause ot the
weak and the deaf.
Encouraging progress was reported in
the work among the firemen ot the city.
Mrs. Hartsock nominated Mrs. Martin
to be superintendent of tlie railroad work.
Mrs Martin was unanimously elected, and
accepted the office.
Mrs. Grace L. Chapiu, superintendent of
literature, reported thu distribution of
20,35S pages of literature, 1,192 papers,
143 magazines, $9.30 in cash, and 402
books during the quarter.
Mrs. It. E. Lawton, superintendent ot
work among the colored people, reported
that the general public did not seem to be
taking hold of the subject of temperance
as it ought. The report also set forth that
Rev. Robert Johnson, of the Metropolitan
Baptist Church, has tendered to the "W. C.
T. U. the use ot his church every Sunday
from 3 to 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Ruv.
Mr. Miller, of Lincoln Memorial Church,
aad Rev. W. A. Creditt, of Berean Church,
were reported as being especially active
in the cause of temperance- The band of
mercy star ted by Mrs. La wson on February
27 last was reported to be in a flourish
ing condition.
Mrs- Trotter, superintendent of flower
mission work, reported a total number of
visits ot 133. The committee had dis
tributed" a large quantity of delicacies,
provisions, garments and literature among
the sick. Among other things forty-one
hooks had been received for the. jail.
"Hilrs. Elizabeth II . Cntchings. in charge
of the purity department, reported $liat
the committee had secureda hearing on the
Shannon bill, to raise the age of protection
for girls in the District to eighteen years,
herorc the House Judiciary Committee.
There is a strong probability that the
bill will be reintroduced at the regular ses
sion ot Congress. Three local unions have
superintendents ot purity. The mostprom
Islng work-in this field is the organization
or White Cross societies In the rocaf unions
of the Y branch.
After a brief discussion ot the points
brought out in the several reports had been
discussed by the delegates, the conference
adjourned. An adjourned meeting will be
held next "Wednesday at 2 o'clock- at the
headquarters. No. 910 F street northwest.
11 ' 1 !! MIM
The store whero your money
g We are not going g
H to sell 2
r Quick clearance of the stcck on hand. 4
P2 We are going- to leave Bicvcle Suits to the specialists M
or they are out of ourreg-ular line. "The stock we have on
&J hand we are going to close out quickly AT COST. Per- if
b51 haps the main reason is that we are crowded for space W
$ for our regular stock. AT COST prices we'll soon, have 2
room enough. Here they go: Wj
&5 Excellently made and correctly cut
pj Bicycle and Golf Suits that were made
fy up especially for our trade the finest.
iM These suits are for young men and gen-
r tlemen in all sizes. All the fashiona-
H ble plaids, checks and effects are repre-
H sented. Regular values. $8 to $i5.
10 llth and F Sta. 0pp. Boston House
A"iIEETh'C of the" stockholders of the
Washington Safe Deposit Company wilL
be Held on Friday, April 23, lh'JT, ror
the purpose of electing nine directors.
The polls will be open at lit in. and close
at 1 o'clock p. m. BAM CROSS, Secre
tary and treasurer. nihi'S-ifCtm
Dooks are now open for subscription to
the stocli or the Citizen' EqultaOIe Kuiht
liig Association, of Georgetown, D. C,
fourteenth teries.
Advances are made to stockholders on
the secuim -Monday ot each mouth. Iso
premium cbar;e;L
Assets S231,na0u8
Liabilities 200,703:12
surplusfund $31,287 3G
S THOMAS BROWN, I'residcnt.
EDGAK FRISBY, V. President,
C. P. WILLIAMS . Secretury.
.DGAK 1 . BERRY , Treasurer.
Spiritualisis Celebrate Tlieir Reli
gious Forty-ninth Birthday.
Appropriate -Program of Speeches !
uiid Musio Curried Out ut
Masonic Temple.
There was a mass meeting of spiritualists
ut Masonic Temple hist night, in celebra
Uou ot the forty-ninth anniversary of
modern spiritualism. The platform was
draped with American flags and a gilded
bust ot Thomas Paine posed in the center
of the stage,
The session was presided over by Har
rison D. Barrett, president ot the Na
tional Spiritualists' Association, and
grouped around him were Rev. C. L. V
Richmond, vice president of the associa
tion; Dr. George A. Fuller, of .Massachu
setts; Kev. F. A. Wigginr Hon. L. V.
Moulton, of Michigan; Front Walker, of
New Vorlc; Sir. G. A. Bacon, Capt- E. W.
Gould, Mrs. M. Wheeler Brown, Mr. J. W.
McCreery, Rev. Alien Moon, and Dr. W.
A. Croffut, "Washington Secular Le'igue.
The niocram was with music .-onduo.ted
by A. J.Maxham. Dr. "W. A. Croffut in (
his speech dwelt less upon spiritual than
upon material matters. He depr-jcated
the freedom of church property from taxii- i
tion, and thought this legislation adverse j
to other Interests widen, he esteemed to
he enuallv worthy, and which were forced
by the state to rtimisn tneir snare or me
L. V. Moiilton, of Michigan, opened his
remarks by addressing the ttiidienci-as his
"long-suffering brethren." Modern spirit
ualism possessed, he said, one characteris
tic which distinguished it fiom every other
creed. Tiiis difference was tliatit could
be tested experimentally. lb was by ex
periments that man was able to establish
truths and rectify errors. No system of
theologv could boast of this advantage
It was spiritualism alone which contained
within itself the ability of self-correctiou-The
human mind in Its present feebleness
was too little to solve the infinite. When
man shouldknowallaboutnature he would
then he as great as God.
Most theologies had taken a few truths
and then erected a fancirul superstruc
ture. He traced the evolution of re
ligion and said that the basic truths upon
which they had been established had
been stolen from spiritualism. He at
tacked theosophy as merely mysticism,
which had taken all that it knew whKJi
was of value from the arsenal or tlie
spiritualists. He ridiculed theologies,
which, he said, "sailed off on wings of
speculative fancy into supcr-eclestial
Mrs. M. Wheeler Brown, of Washington,
rendered an inspirational piano solo; Br.
George H. Fullcrmadc an address, and Capt.
E. W. Gould read a lengthy paper on the
uses of music in the development ot the
spiritual life. The mass meeting closed
with the singing of America, and a poem
and benediction by ev. 0. L Y. Richmond.
At the session ot the National Associa
tion, which was held yesterday afternoon
addresses were made by Harrison D. Bar
rett, Rev. C. L. V. Richmond, Rev. F. A.
Wiggin, .Dr. Fuller, and Rev. Alexander
Kent, pastor ot the People's Church.
A Feed Store and Its Contents
Badly Damaged.
Fire was discovered shortly before 12
o'clock last night in the rear of the feed
Btore of Francis Hartigan, at IN'o. 311
Monroe street, Anacostia, and the building
was partially destroyed.
The building and its contents were badly
damaged- The amount or the loss was
not estimated last night, but will reach
several hundred dollars.
The cigar store ot E. Reardon, adjoining
the feed store, also caught fire, but prnmpt
action on the part ot the firemen saved the
building from much Injury.
The cause otthe fire is not Known,, hut
it Is supposed to have been of Incendiary
origin, as a can ot coal oil was discovered
in the shed in tlie rear &t about the place
where the fire started.
The insurance upon the property will
largely cover the loss.
The annual meeting otthe Antl-Divislon
League, which was to have been held last
evening, was postponed until some time
next week:.
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in "nn till" when vou wautit.
TliOilAS DOWLIjNG &. CO., AucUoneers,
i12 is street northwest.
3D AjNU 4T.II STS., Sli,
By virtue of a certain deed of trustdated
December 3, 1S95, and duly recorded la
liber .No. 2071), folio 140, et seep, one
or me land records of the Dlstrictof Co
lumbia, and ut the written reouest of
the party secured thereby, we will sell
ut public auction. In rrout of the premises,
on Thursday, April 15, at 5 o'clock, p. m
tlie rollowing described property: All of
lots numbered twenty-Hve CJ5i. twenty-six
12G, twenty-seven (27)twenti-eight(2S).
twenty-nine 129 i, thirty (30), and thirty
one (31). or the subdivision byK. M. Had.
lagcut, for llinun . Wadsworch), of square
numbered seven hundred and seventy-tour
(771), as per plat recorded in liber W. F..
rotlo. 1U0. ot the records of the office
or the survey or of the Dlstrictof Columbia.
Ten us of sale: One-third cash, balance
In one and two years, at G per cent per
unuum interest irom day of sale payable
semi-annually, to be secured by deed of
trust on property sold, or all cash, at option
or the purchase'r. A deposit of S20) re
quired at the time of sale, conveyancing
and recording at purchasers coat. Terms
oi sale to be complied with in ten days,
rrom day of sale, otherwise trustees re
serve tne right to resell the prof-erty at
the rislc and cost or defaulting purchaser,
after five days' advertisement jf such,
resale in some newspaper published la
Washington, D. C.
1505 l'a. ave.. nw.. Trustee.
1305 1'u. ave. nw., Trustea.
332 Pa. Ave. X.W.
First-elas nervlee 'Phoue. 1383-
The Battleship Shows Great Speeds
Under Favorable Conditions.
Mndenn Average of Seventeen Knot1
uu Hour mid "Wins the Crump
u $200,000 Bonus.
Boston. Mass., April 7. Under favorable
conditions and to the s-atisiaction of all
concerned, the United States battleship
Iowa was given her official trial trip over
the Cape Ann course and under the in
spection of the naval board appointed for
the purpose. On the trial she made an
average speed of 17 kaots over the sixty
six mile course, exceeding her contract
speed by one-knot and winning a bonus of
200,000 for her builders.
The figuring of seventeen knots is. a.
close one, and there is not much, of a
margin to allow for errors, but since the
tidal corrections are likely to be in the
ship's favor it is reasonably certain that
the official figures will show seventeen
Knots-. She finished her run after nearly
five hours of continuous steaming, in as
good condition as when she started, and
without the least effect being apparent
anywhere, or the slightest heating of her
The weather conditions were favorabla
for making steam, and the boilers showed
an average pressure of 152 pounds, or all
that could be expected, with the inciense
of air pressure allowed in tlie closed Ilie
rootns. Eoth engines ran with remarkable
uniformity, the revolutions of the screws
not falling below 111 per minute, nor rising
above 113 1-2, and averaging 112 for the
Tlie speed was also remarkably uniform
between the several marks alongthecourse,
and ,hows that the vessel made scarcely
any spurts, but kept closeto her best work:
all the time, the variations being almost
wholly due to the changing depths of the
Immediately after the completion of the
course the Iowa was swung as rapidly as
possible to port and then to starboard for
a half circle under way to determine the
maneuvering ability. She answered her
helm readily, and showed the possibility
of turning a circle 0fles3 than 400 yards.
The ahsence of vibration, even when
the ship was driven at her highest speed,
was very marked. In fact, the vibration
could hardly be felt, except at the ex
treme bow und ."tern. The trial showed,
in short, that little is left to be dcoired
either in design or construction, and the
board expressed the same, unofficially:
The stations were-C.G miles apart, and the
course was thirty-three miles nortli-north-eastfrom
the first station, about five miles
northeast of Thatcher's Islaiid, to the
sixth station, about a mile to the east
ward of Boone buoy, -and return.
The elapsed time for the first half waa
1:57:23. Average speed. 10.873 Knots
For second half. 1:55:24; average speed,
17.27. Average speed for the entire dis
tance seventeen knots. Elapsed time, 3:52.
The ship left her moorings in Boston
harbor for the race coarse at 8-30 a. m.,
and returned to her anch'irage, off the
Lower Light, shortly aTter 4 o'clock p. m.
To the newspaper men on board Mr. Edwin
S. Cramp expressed himself as perfectly
satisfied with the showing made by tha
ship, and with her belmvlorin every w.ty.
The Iowa will sail early Thursdaymorn
ing for Philadelphia. She ia the last
Cramp ship for which the Governmentof
fcra a speed premium. The next Cramp
ship to come here for trial will be tho
Japanese cruiser now building and to tx
completed In about a year. She will bavi
a speed trial, since twenty-two knots ii

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