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10 THE TIMES. WASHINGTON. FRIDW. DECEMBER 16. TPflfi. ew ;; - K"v-v A Deal to Amalgamate Brook lyn and Baltimore. TIIE SEW COMBINATION Wanlitncton Believed, to lie Taken Care Of Money May Flcrnrc in the Cliance Tlie Brnuli Obuccr.lty Hen. olntlou Saircfitlonn liy the alouid of DlHc!iline- A. Late Sewrtlon. Kew Torlc, Dec. 33. The s'.ory to the effect that the club owners of the Na tional Leauue are trylns to organize two eiKht-c!ub circuits under one head treated n. sensation nmonc the bascba 1 men at the Fifth Avenue Hotel ana tte facts, as stated, were soon cocilrmcd by various magnates who like to tell secrets. In line with the story, negotiations wire bcun early In the day b:t" cea ths UrcoVlyn and Baltimore dub3 look.ng to a consolidation of Interests. Hanlon an.I Von der Iforst, of Baltimore, and Ebbetts and Ball, appreciating the situation, were soon Invited to dine together. Whether they talked over details ccuM not he learned, but both tides admitted late tonight a deal between them was on. Trie amalgamation of these two elubi is believed to be the turning point In the vhole scheme to reorganize the existing circuit. With the Baltimore team In Brooklyn, tho latter will ba a powerful factor in "the big eight-ciub leaguo mapped out, to con sist of Boston. Brooklyn, New York, Phil adelphia, Chicago, Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Iouls. "With the prei-ent Brook lyn team In Baltimore, the latter city could enter another league, to be made up of, possibly, Philadelphia (John I. Rogers wants two clubs In 1i!s town), Baltimore, Washington, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis and either Cleveland or Louis ville. By satisfying both Baltimore and Brooklyn those who are behind the move ment believe they will havo easy sailing in their efforts to bring the sixtcen-club arrangement about. The few baseball men who learned ol details of the plan were unanimous in the opinion that the placing of a winner In Brooklyn to cope successfully with a for mldablo New Yoik team, under John U. Day's management, would be a beneficial thing for baseball all over the country. In bringing about the hixteen-rlttb scheme it is quite probable that some money will Jiue to figure in the induce ments offered to Washington and Louis ville to drop out of the present twelve club compact,-which has still three years to run. There -nas some talk jcstcnlay that if Louisville should be unwilling to continue a club in the new association, the league would Involve Vanderbeck, of Detroit, in a deal whereby the Kcntuck lans could be bought out. Wagner, of Washington, is lielieved to have an under standing with the Brush combine, which is working the wires, and will be taken care -of. The placing of two clubs in Philwlelphia and Chicago may become necessary, in order to set the new asso ciation circuit in good shape. The method of procedure to be adopted when the different ends of the deal have been arranged is to have a refcolution in troduced calling for the dissolution of the twelve-club copartnership agreement by unanimous consent and the appointment of a committee to arrange the new cir cuits. It was learned today that the new board of arbitration, which will have power over all leagues, "will, when the slxteen-club arrangement lias been carried through, be composed of probably seven members, including the board of discipline, together with two representatives each from, the league and association. The only business dUctitsed formally by the league today was the Brush resolu tion against obscenity and the report of the board of discipline. When the mag nates got through with it Bruli was con gratulated for scoring another victory In his fight for clean sport. The report of the board, prepared by Secretary Kraulhoff, was read hrst, and the club owners listened attcntlx ely. It pointed out the fact that the existence of the Brush rule had worked with consid erable success in that the" plajers had curbed their tongues more than ecr be fore, and no spectators had been insulted by vile language. The board called attention to the fact, however, that tliere were some violations of the rules made by the players In ad dressing pne another and the umpires, but as they could not make charges, the board had been unable to try a case. In view of this, the board In its report aked that Its power belncreascd, so that in the future plajers or umpires who refuse to make charges or provide testimony when called upon, can be held responsible. The board suggested further that its copc and power be enlarged so as to include some if not all of the offences occurring on the ball Held that can lie classed under the head of "rowdyism" or ungen tlcmanly conduct. The report of the board was volumi nous and was not glen out for publica tion at the special request of the secretary- After the document had been read. Chairman Sodcn called on each club rep resentative to express an opinion. The delegates were asked to declare whether they believed the Brush anti-obscenity rule had been a failure and whether the hoard of discipline shou'd hi maintained. With the exception of the Baltimore and Louisville, clubs, the clubs all united in declaring that tho rule had b:on the means of doing some good, and thit.th'; board of discipline should not be abol sh ed. T.hcn, by a ten to two vote, the board's report was turned over to II ush. Hart and Soden. These men are to pre pare another report for the considerat on of the Leaguo at the next meeting to te held in February. Thero are indications that Brush, Hart Medical FOR Who are Willing toi Pay When Convinced of Cure.. A scientific combined medial and mechanical cure has been discov ered for Weakness of Men." The proprietors announce that they will, send It on trial remedies nnd sppll-1 once without advance payment to any honest man. If not all that Is claimed all you wish fend it back that endslt pay nothing! This combined treatment cans, quickly, thoroughly, and forever all effects of early evil habits, later ex-1 cesses, overwork, worry, etc. It ere- ates health, strength, vitality, sus- talalng powers, and restores weaki and undeveloped portions of body to f natural dimensions anu junctions. Any man writing In earnest trill receive description and references In a plain sealed envelope. Profes sional confidence. No C.O.D. de ception sor imposition of any nature. A na tional reputation bacts this oCcr. Address Erie Medical Co.,Buffa!IH.Y.. rUrr if Hie Is Treatment and Sodcn will recommend In their report that the power erf the board of discipline shall be increased. Tho board of arbitration held a rnectlnf directly after the league adjourned, at 5 o'clock, and decided that the transfer o; Buffalo from the Eastern: to the Western League had been legally made. The league went Into sessCon again a S o'clock tonight and the delegates still had the door shut at midnight. ITTZSUlEMONS'S UE"W BOLE. lie Want to CJet the Greater Jfcvr York Athletic Club. New York, Dec 15. If plans do not go astray. It is likely that Champion Robert FItzsimmons will become a full-fledged match-maker and athletic club manager. "Fltz" haa been looking for a club in which to hold boxing shows for some time, and has had his eyes on the arena of the Greater New York Athletic Club, Coney Island. Milton Boblce and Martin Julian, it Is reported, are also interested In the cnturc. FItzsimmons said to night: "It is true that I am after the Greater New York Athletic Club, and I expect to land it. I think I can make a success of It. Itoblec declared that ho had for a long time fostered the idea of setting hold of the club by the sea." "FItzsimmons and myself have been talking tho matter over," said Itoblee, "and we have come to the conclusion that It would be a paying Investment it we can run the club in such a manner as to win tho conlldcnco of ths public. We do not Intend to Interfere with any body, but will be in line with our bids. I don't know whether the club people will sell out, but If they do I fancy we will get first chance, as I understand their lease expires on the first of the year, anyway. FItzsimmons may mcr.t some one in the opening exhibition." EESTJLTS AT NEW ORLEANS. Hiinilnc "Wlnx'thc Second Itnce With Appnrent Unnc, New Orleans, Dec. 13. It the result In today's second race, as practically a try out for next Saturday's preliminary derby handicap, means anything, J. J. McCat ferty has the rich prize at his mercy, with his good colt lllmllne. The bookies made Ilimtiuo tho favorite. The race was never in doubt after the Hag fell. Summary: First race Selling, eleven-sixteenths of a mile. Col. Frank Waters, 9 to 2, won; Schoolgirl, second; Bequeath, third. Time, 1:51. Second race Sis furlongs. Illmtimc, even, won: Free Hand, second; Lost Time, third. Time, 1:171-2. Third race One and a. sixteenth miles. Clay Pointer, 5 to 1, won; Do Bride, sec ond; Maritl. third- Time. l:Kl-i Fourth race Handicap, six furlongs. Abuse, 3 to 6, won; Sailor King, second; Bee Mitchell, third. Time. 1:101-2. Fifth race One mile. Dr. Marks, S to 2, won; Kight Bells, second; Lady l'ltzsiin mons, third. Time, 1:171-1. XO MEET ON THE GKJDERON. CollcclnnM Will I.Iin- li Acnlllit the tieorf-elcvi n lilcvcn. A football game which given promise of being the most exciting ever witnessed In this locality is scheduled for Monday, December 26. At 2:13 o'clock on the after noon of that day a team composed of foot ball players from the various big colleges, who are home for the holiday senon, and styled the All Wajhlngtons, will line up against Capt. Casey's Georgetown eleven, on Georgetown Field. The wearers of the blue and gray will be compelled to play their very bet foot ball to come off victorious In the proposed contest. A HANDSOME VOLUME. The ComiuervlHl Directory of Amer ican Ilepnlillen. The second volume cf the Commercial Directory of American Republic las juit botn i-ucd by the lutcrnntnicnal Rurcan of American Republic-. It is a handsome lolumc cf 1,550 pages, and cer tain valuable dtterlptire and statistical data, mar and commercial li.ts f.T Mexico, Nicaragua, Taraguay, Peru, Salvador, ?anto Domirgo, the United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the V.'est Irdian Colonic. T3 directory dots not attempt to deal with boundary cr ary oilier pontic! or diplomatic question ix-tween the American cotmtrics, cither amrrg thttnedvcs or with European nations or their American colonics. With praiseworthy urcucly Director Frederic Emory dijclahna any credit fcr the Important volume, hut f tates in the preface that "ll e magnitude of the unflcrtaking and the degree of success attained in its execution arc du? to the clear prcccpticn by the late director, Joseph P. Smith, whose efforts fr the development of the work of the bureau were prematurely cut short by lug death on l'thruary 5 last. "The first volume was prepared wholly under Ids suiJCrvidon, and the greater part of the scc end volume was prepared in accordance with his pcrcccal directions." TUNDS POR THE DEFENSE. Uifrituizcd Lnlior 1'Itius n. Juncary Benefit. The members of orsanircd labor ol the Dis trict affiliated with the Knights of Labor and the local Federation of Labor are perfecting- arrancc roants for, an entertainment which will be given during the first week in January for the benefit of the mcmljcrs of District Assembly Xo. G3, wl"0 a:e under indictment fcr conspiracy under the anti-trust law. It ia aho expected that the trades unionists of the Dietrict who ime loaned their assistance in providing for the defend of the men under indictment will lend their influ ence to make the coming entertainment both a rocial and financial success. The joint committee from, the KnhehU of Labor and the Leal federation of Ijbcr in charge of the affair have received much ccrountgement la the way of securing the services cf loe-al talent, both trusical and literary, for tlue occasion. At the conclusion of the musical and literary features there will be dancing. Tho entertain ment will be in clarge cf the following com mittee: Frank O'Mara, chairman; 51. M. Trem ley, secretary; William Carr, treasurer, and Jlessr. Clements, Glasgow, Sabotha, Sweeney, and Connrrs. Interim! Itcveuue IleclHions. Internal Hevenuc t'oraniisfiioncr Scott has de cided that internal revenue stamps mu-t be afUxed to charter parties of registered ve-sicla in the coasting trade. lie has alo decided tiiat when two banks consolidate, the cciuolidatrd banlc must pay the roenue tax. Uiiflntfcrliip;. (Trom the Detroit Free rrcs.) In tlie lower part of the upper peninsula there I a family in which the majority of the mcin liers are critablc giants. At their nearest town there was a clothing store that failed lact sum mer, its stock of gooih, being turned ocr to a Detroit firm in tho course of settlement. The head of the firm sent lis fon to the town in question to dipcfe of tiic good-) at retail. The son is a good feeler and put on a few cjtlra furbelows in the little northern village. One Saturday afternoon there was a msll to the "slaughter sale," tha son. "little, but oh, iry!" doing his lst t tlattle the pretty country rnrls who are agisting in the family purchase. When a prospective customer, fully rus-feet-six, built in proportion and with a voice that shook thincs, came in, the son. took him in hand. "I'm looMn' fur a suit iur my boy," began the cu-tMner. "Certainly," answered the sor, glibly. "Right this way, please." "Durned if I know- jut what to do," after half a djzen 6uita had been examined. "1 don't know that boy's mea&'crmcnis. S'poae I orter brought him, along." "Oh, I don't know. You make n. pretty good load for one team yourself," and the sou strut ted consciously while tlie girls giggled. "How old's the boy! Seventeen, hcyf Just about my age. We can fix him out all right enough." "What!" came in a voice that filled the store, "why, jou little shrimp, jour whole suit wouldn't make a vest fur my boy. He was twice as big as jou afore we weaned him." This time the giggling girls langhed outright, and the son did nothing during the remainder of his stay but attend to cfSce business. THE TRUE STORY OF THE Confliling Woman, flie Cynical Man and (lie Bearded Lady.. The scene is a comfortable sitting room. Mr. Lovegood Is buried Jn a book nnd his wife is scanning the advertisements in tho evening paper. Suddenly Mr. Love good saa "Say! dear" in a voice that makes Mr. Lovegood almost drop his book. "Well, what is it?" he says with a laugh, "another real genuine bargain of fer?" "I don't know that you'd call it that," his wifo replied. "But, yes, you might," she continued, "for it is a bargain offer of free medical advice. "Let's hear all about it, dear," "said her husband. "But you know I'm a little dubious about your bargains. Your "swans so often turn out to bo geese" "Well, then. It's an offer by a woman (physician) to give free medical advico by letter, and It snys it's better to wrlto to a woman because a man can't understand a woman. Just be cause he's a man, and It says, too, that It's Just revolting to go to a man physi cian anyhow." And Mrs. Lovegood stopped because sho was out of breath. "I bet you," said her husband, "that the advertlseme' t don't say she's a wom an physician." "Why, jes It does," said his wife, as she looked at the advertise ment again. "Well, no, I guess It doesn t say she's a physician, hut it means 'the same thing, for It says that 'it is a wom an whose experience In treating woman's diseases is greater than that of any liv ing physician, male or female.' " Mr. Lovegood chuckled and said, "That's what I lovo about you, my dear. You aro so ready to believe without elues tlon when there's n. bargain in view. If you were a little fish, I'd cattfv you every time with a rubber worm if I put a bargain sign above the hook." "Oh! do be serious for once," cried Mrs. Lovegood. "Then, to be serious.',.' he re plied, "this woman doesn't claim to be a physician. She would claim' to" be a phy sician if she could, because sho Is trying to convey tho Impression In every other way than by a direct claim, that stie is a phvdclan. She is not therefore a Physi cian and can never havo practiced medi cine. Yet not being a physician nnd there fore never having practiced medicine, she claims to havo had 'experience in treat ing woman's diseases greater than any living phytlcian.' Now the question is, since she never practiced medicine, where did she get that experience?" "Well, that is so." Mrs. Lovegood some what reluctantly admitted, "but then she is a woman." "I'm not so sure about that, even." said her husband. "It looks to me as if some man was.'v.orklng', the women with the 'bearded lady' act. "Bearded lad' act! Do you mean to say that they have dime museum freaks for doctors? Why, you- must be foolish or else amazingly prejudiced, cried his wife. "You aro too literal, my dear,' said Mr Lovegood. "What I mean by the bearded lady' act Is that some man is poking as a woman, writing over a wom an's signature or using ii woman as a stalking horse, assuming a woman s character to mislead. Tho -bearded lady of the show is always a freak and gen erally a fraud. The point In this ad vertisement we are discussing Is that you are asked to -write to a woman, the Implication being that the woman Is competent to give and will give you quali lled and valuable- medical advice. IJut as it isn't specified that the 'woman is a physician, there's no infraction of the law The probabilities are that there isn't a qualified doctor around the place, and the whole so-called 'medical corre spondence' is done by a lot of girl "Oh" Mrs. Lovegood interjected, "that's what it means, then, when they say that 'only women see tho correspond- "Bxactly, my dear," continued her hus band. "And suppose the woman In the advertisement Is a real woman, and not tho 'bearded lady.' there's your dress maker, who is also a woman, not to speak of Mrs. Flannigan, the cook's mother, who Is a really excellent woman. If a woman's not a doctor, then one woman's as good as another; nnd it's foolish going to a stranger hundreds of miles distant for the sympathy which friends at home can better supply. And no fnr a mnn not understanding woman's .liaenars liecauso he's a man, that Is the cheapest sort of claptrap. Who have done the doctoring In the past two thou sand years? The men. Where must tho modern woman pnysician go iur nei knowledge? To schools taught by men and books written by men. If this wom an' who claims men don't understand M-nmnn'a diseases, should ever take to the study of medicine, she'd havo to be taught everything sho knew by the men who don't know anything, according to her opinion. Tlie problem is, how a man who don't know anything about woman's diseases can teach a woman to Know evervthlng about them. I give It up." "Then you wouldn't write," said Mrs. Lovegood, doubtfully. "Write? What for?" said her husband. "Wrlto to a woman? What's the use of writing to a woman? If you want to write, write to a doctor. The first ques tion in sickness Is not a question of sex but a eiuestion of medical ability and qualifications. There's no sex in medicine anyhow. If you want to write why not write to a man of medical standing, a specialist like Dr. B. V. Pierce, of Buf falo. K. Y. You know he's a regularly graduated doctor. You know he's a good one and at the head of a great medical institution. You know he's had thirty years' experience, and has, with tho aid of his staff of nearly a score of skilled specialists treated more than half a mil lion women, who freely confided in the integrity of tho man and the skill of the physician. President Garfield once said of Dr. Pierce, 'he is one of the best men in tho world, and ho Is at the head of one of the best medical institutions in the world.' There's nothing new about this free consultation by letter, my dear, it has been a feature of Dr. Pierce's prac tice for years, in fact,- for more than a quarter of a 'century. Write to him be cause you'll get the best advice and no string tied to it, so to speak." "But," queried Mrs. Lovegood, "do you think even though Dr. Pierce is a quail lied physician, and ranks so high as a specialist, he can treat disease by cor respondence?" "I don't see why not," answered Mr. Lovegood. "Medical science is wheeling into line with everything else, and drop ping the hocus pocus of the middle ages. Tho 'divinity that hedged In' the priest and physician is a thing of the past. A man is taken for what he Is and what he can do. Of course the members of tho profession who are not specialists would naturally fight an innovation -which took away their patients and their profits. But when a new Idea makes for public good It can't be destroyed. They used to say no steamer could be built' to cross the Atlantic. She couldn't carry coal 1..L enough. Ono promInny2nglishinan, then leader In the House of Commons, IP tho heat of a debate elcclAlrcd, "that if eveV any steamer crossedTlhe Atlantic he'd eat it machinery and n1f,' i Take It thVt tho objections to treatment by correspond ence hae as little foundation In fact as the objections to the possibility of steam ships crossing the Atlantic. "It reminds me cf that story about the man who had been arrested for some of fense. He sent for jl. lawyer, who, when he had heard the storytnsald: 'Why, man alive, they can't arrest you for that!' 'But,' said tho prisoner, 'they've done It.' It does not seem any use to argue about the possibility of being treated success fully by correspondence with Dr. Pierce when there are thousands of people to stand up and say 'Wo have been success fully treated, we havo been entirely cured by Dr. Pierce and his staff of special ists.' " "Then," said his wife. "It do;sn't follow that any and everybody could treat suc cessfully by correspondence. It Is a move ment In advance of ordinary practice, by those specially qualified who have given special stud) ami special eliuit tt tome branch of medicine. Is that your idea?" "Precisely, my dear," Mr. Lovegood an swered, preparing to continue his reading. "You have got tho whole thing now. It Isn't because some one advertises to give medical advico by correspondence that you can necessarily assume the advice will be valuable or helpful. Anjbojy can mak such nn offer. It is wise to go behind the promises and the claims made and sec if they bear investigation. In Doctor Pierce's case the closer the examination of his claims and record the greater tlie confl elcnco which he will Inspire. Dr. It. V. l'ierco-Js at the head of the Invalids' Ho tel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo, X. Y., a medical and surgical institution, which in lis scientific equipment, its lab oratory. Its staff of nearly a score of ex perienced physicians and surgeons nnd Its variety of dally practice. Is on a footing with any medical and surgical Institute In tho country." And just hero the hifant heir nf the house of Lovegoodj'.VoIt-ed a message to "a woman" who wast &i every way qual ified to givo him tat! desired attention, which she promptly dleLj POSTAGE STAMPS EOK CUBA. Xumernn-f Dexlcrn-. Have Ucen Stifi ini'tleil. Until new postage stamps of the sev eral denominations' .forj use In Cuba can bo designed and .engraved. Postmaster General Smith hasp ordered that the stamps novy used In the United States be supplied to the postoillces to bo estab lished on tho Island. Across the face of each of these temporary stamps will be prinjed in bold lettcrs'tho word "Cuba." Tho Postmaster General, has . dlrrcteij. that tho Bureau or Engraving and Print; lug prepare at once these stamps In the following quantities: 1-cent stamps, 2. 00O.CO0; :-cent, '5,W0,OjO; ccut, J,C00,C(K; 10-ccnt, :oo,oco. Changes will be made In the domestic rates of postage In Cuba and the officer who will have charge of the mail system of the Island will be known as "tho di rector of posts for Cuba." He will be an American, but the minor- places will be filled largely by Cubans. Several designs have already been sub mitted to the department for the forth coming postage stamps of Cuba. IN ADMIRAL SCHLEY'S HONOR. A Xeiv McniiiMhlik Xaiueil for the Hero. The popularity of Admiral Schley is mado manifest In many different ways. Hundreds of male infants havo been named for him; a new- town In western Illinois lias been christened "Sch'eyville;" toys, hotels, boats, and various other things have been given the cognomen of the victor of Santiago. The latest instance of this kind came out at tho Xavy Department yesterday. A marine company in New York, having named their new- steamship "Admiral Schley," requested the hydrographic office to enter the vessel and Its tonnage on the records and furnish its official signal let ters. The requested action was taken, and hereafter the Admiral Schley will fly from Its peak the following letters In the International code: "K, X, S, Q." THE CONFEDERATE VETERANS. Officers Elccteil nnd Mr. McKinlcy 1'rnlKt'd. At tlie annual meeting of the Confederate Veterans' Association, held lat evening, Col. Itobert J. Fleming was nominated for president for a tecond term by acclamation, but acting upen the advice of ids physician lie was forced to decline the honor. The following officers were then unanimously cbesen: Franklin II. JIackey, president; L. L. Loinax, first vice president; 1'rank Hume, second vice prcrident; Claries C. hey, secretary; George II. Irgraham, financial secretary; II. il. Har rovcr, treasurer; J. II. Mc-Oiflrey, sergeant-alarms; the Rev. Dr. It. II. Mclvini, chaplain; Dr. W. I'. Manning and DrAW B. Mitchell, surgeons. The following resolurroa was unanimously adopted: . "Whereaa the President of the United States in a recent t-pecch sAtlaeita, Ca., said that " 'We should share with ou li the wire of the graves of the Confederate, oldier; "he it resolicd by' the Confederate Veterans' Association of the District bf Columbia, in meet ing assembled. That we tSnctrely appreciate the sentiment of the llxccufivc of the nation thus expressed. "KcbOlvcd, That the ecretary transmit a copy of these resolutions to "the President of the United, States." EAGER FORX5IPROVE3IENTS. The Columbia HrlKhto Citizens' As. Hoclntloii MceiH. Tlie Columbia Heights . Citizcw' Association Kid a meeting last night' at St, Stephen's Parish Hall, comer of Fourteenth. Street and Howard Avenue northwest. Speeches were made advo cating the setting aside of certain lots aa school sites and public parks. Judge Humly, chairman of the school committee, introduced a resolution potiticrdng the District CommlssionCTS to recom mend that certain lots ,bc retained by the city aa future school sites. . A resolution was introduced by M. S. O'Dono huc, chairman of the parks committee, strongly urging tliat certain plots of ground beconvertcd into public squares anil parks. The matter of beautifying and improving the streets of that locality was also diKcd, and resolutions to that effect were adopted. The Government Finance. Government rccdpU yvitcntty were $1,020,21"; expenditures, $3,383,000, of which $2,500,000 was for Ore War Department anj $70,000.for the nairy. Hie gold reserve amounts to $245,175,319; avail able cash balarxe, including tte soldi reserve, $1,S05,210. TI M OF F0LY6AHY Tho CliristianCitizensliip Con vention Adjonrns. IN FAVOB OF EXPANSION Mrx. llelva loekwood Stlrn t7 Din. cimloii Opinions on llenreseiiia IverKlect rtoberta The IlcmnrkH of Anthony . Coinatoek Future MectliiKss to De Held In TUIb I'll)-. Threo meetings of the Christian Citizen ship Convention were held yesterday. As many of tho delegates were at tho Capitol opposing the Alaska, liquor bill, the at tendance at tho morning meeting wa. small. Tho morning session was opened by devotional exercises conducted by the Rev. J. Fred Ilelsse. Mrs. E. B. Ingalls spoko on tho antl-clgaretto laws in the various States. The menace of Mormon- Ism, tho leading topic of the morning, was. presented by Gen. John Eaton and Mrs Katherino Jones. Gen. Eaton gave an outline of the re' liglous belief of tho Mormons nnd tho evils of poll gamy. He said that a dis grace would be shouldered by Congress II Brlgham II. Roberts, the polygamlst, be admitted to the House of Representa tives. Mrs. Jones told of the growth of Mormonlsm during the last year and the manner In which tho missionaries of that faith mado converts to their reH-Slon. Sho said that 10.000 persons had been convert ed, and that tho total Increase in. the number of Mormons in Utah would num ber S3.000. The Rev. Dr. Lewis protested ngainst tho election, of Mr. Roberts. He said that ho represented all the Protest ant churches of Plainfleld, Mass., and he wanted tho assistance of the delegates ot the various societies In bringing the mat ter before Congress. Dr. Wills, of Philadelphia, rose to ask the voice of tho convention in regard to tho opinion ot the policy of expansion. He wanted to be able to Inform the con ference which is to bo held in this city during the corning week. Apparently.the delegates were In favor of expansion In the widest sense with tho exception of Mrs. Belva Loekwood, who claimed that tthe United States had no right to the Philippines, as it had literally stolen them. Mrs. Lockwood's views In refer ence to the legality of the election of Mr. Itobert3 caused some friction nnd much comment. She asserted that tliere was no law whereby he might be unseated, and that he might as well be left alone, as one person In the House of Represent atives could, do but little harm. Her crit icism of the speakers who found fault was rather strong, and sne left the hall, after n talk with Mrs. White. A delegate from New Jersey moved that the members of the convention go before their respective senators and con gressmen and mako a personal plea for the removal of Mr. Roberts. His sugges tion met with thfe favor or a delegate from North Carolina, and these two gen tlemen promised to go to the Capitol and hold a personal conference with their senators. Mrs. Clinton Smith presided at tho aft ernoon session. Tlie Bev. Teunls Hamlin conducted the devotional services. Major George A. Hilton addressed the meeting on "Citizenship From a Elblo Point of View." Mrs. Mary II. Hunt, who for some time has been In the corridors ot the Capitol endeavoring to" persuade the -members of Congress to consider-the moral side of a question in ma'kfri'ef'a government for the people, gave many of her experiences nnd "told how much she had accomplished. She said that she found the best manner of Inducing the members of Congress to take an Interest In moral questions was through the sentiment of the people. Anthony Comstock spoke of the need of better legal quarantine against the trans mission pf evils. He argued tnat tne courts-have decided that there is no limit to the power of tho State in protecting the people's health and morals, and if It was not done It was the fault of the State rather than of the Government. He then told of his twenty years' experience in the work of reform. "Practical Federations of Moral Forces" was the theme discussed by the Rev. Wal ter Laldlaw, the Rev. J. B. Davidson, and the Rev. Wilbur Crafts. Rev. Laldlaw spoko of the work accomplished by the federation of the churches in lower New York, and pointed to many Instances of good that had been brought about by It. Tlie Bev. Wilbur Crafts then called for a vote by ballot upon the following ques tions: On the Ellis bill, to abolish liquor selling in army canteens; on the Hepburn bill, to exclude pictures and descriptions of prize lights from the mails; whether prohibition should be given a further trial at Alaska; whether the polygamlst elected to Congress from Utah should be exclud ed. The vote showed that the convention was of one voice and In favor of the bills. The evening session was presUled over by the Hon. Henry W. Blair, who also made the closing speech. "The Divine Guidance In National History" was dis coursed upon by the Rev. Walter IL Brooks. Following Dr. Brooks's speech, Prof. W. Edwin Priest delivered a lecture upon "Spain and Her Lost Colonies." Mrs. Mary W. Hunt closed the program with an admirable address on "Our Duties to Childhood In Our New Islands." After Mrs. Hunt's speech the matter of continuing the federation was taken up. It was unanimously voted that these con ventions should be held annually and In Washington. Anthony Comstock and the Rev. Dr. Crafts will appear before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representa tives today and be heard by that body rcgardlng their views in reference to the anti-gambling bill. A POPULAR MISTAKE RccnrdiiiK Keiiieille for Dyxiicpiia anil lnUlecKllon. 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N.W.: heat and ekctri: light. Apply to Room 33. s THE NEW FRENCH. 1st Par. tjTtST 10th Dj. S mamj. fnODl t LS THE 1E0TE SCtltt,r. RCUICUI.. ?.Ti "Si, " u,l'I ""limoow. Xrnroosnos. InpcttacT, Jiilhttj Echiinss En Hrti, Wmtinj D-,.jwi d.1 .11 treu Jtielf bcr,ici.dtodr,ctim. Bntorrs tost ViUUt, tun. nun sua .11 aim Ml I,t m Unij VITAL! hi noother. Can b camm! in ttivctt pocket. Bjtoa.1 l.o r packiiecr ri for 05.OO W,U . toanntM to Care or KrlunJ thr Meocj. circular Fm. A4m CAIX1H.T CUM 15 CO.. IM IJearboraM., CMcatf Sold in Washington, D. C, by C. Stcvena. Bth and Pa. are. aw, and Henry Evans. 933 V it. air. ErfO-mo.w&frMrr HHVF Yflll So" Throat, Naples. Copper. llJilC IUU colored Spots, Aches, Old Borea, Ulceri, in Mouth Ualr Fallinsf Write COOK UEMEDY CO.. 1(31 11a onic Temple, Chicago. 11L, lor rrooij ol carta. Capital WJO.CO0. Worst casca cured la IS to 3J dayi. 100-pase book tree. mr3-l7 STRICTURE CURED AT HOME - .Vhen -we say "cured, vrt mean no pitch inff Tailtt i positive, never to return cure. Our treatment 1 by a New Method, painless, and require NOSURCICALOPERATIOK no toss of time, andlsuied secretly at home. Weliatt never failed in over UJoocasecanUure as sti re tocuti atrlri're. antl prostatic enlaraement as the lauKti Bie. l'roof and aleil book free. 31 I'll' K Jl LD. 10., 0, Smith Illd'tr, lioston, Hi V noZl-tt THIS PAPER IS PRINTED With Ink furnished by JAE.VECEE PROS. & FB. tXUXEEMANN. New York City. my?-U-ca f -v Wa K raoToei.rrro ffHcVB S fci -tyfev ft j W 9tfct IMv'Mk f k (. nn VSt, axsDv- j-. ,a AMusraiavrs. LAt'AYBlTE SQUARE OPERA IIOL'SB ABSOLUTELY FIBE l-noOK. Tuesday, Thomiay. aad FrUiy Creainji, and Satu-day Matiwe, January t, C, 6, and 7. GRAND OPERA In French, German, and Italian, under the tlirec tlon of CHARLES A. ELLIS. Herftaraea Meifca, iUttfeld. Van Caute ren. HJl. Bonnard, 1j Vries. Duvdourea qu?. Stehrcann. Rain. Van I loo. Del ). Viriani. Caai. Con ductor, SeppilU. Mcadamcj CadAi, OlitzJu. lUttfeld, JIM. Lhpple (by arr. Mau rice Gran Opera Co.), Stehmann, an llooee, Stiur. le Vries. Kalnj, Srhein. Conductor, Pamroacii. lfeAlarcel IV Ltratan. Toronta. Uattfeld, Van Cautertn. MM. Pan doIUni. Bcanudc, Va Vrie. Stehmann, Del Ail, Van I loose. Cca doctor, Seppdli. Tuesday Evening, Jan uary 3, Gounod'a R0HE0 et JUIIETTE la French. Thursday Evening, Jan uary S, Wag ner's TMNHaUSEX In Cennan. Friday Evening. Janu ary 6, Itizet'a CA1MER In French. Saturday Matiner, Jan uary 7, Konini's BARBER CF SEVILLE. In Italian. Heads ruea M4ba, Van Cautcrvn. SIM. Bon nvri. Bnsande. Ro. ltoru,oureiue. Viviani. Conductor. S-ppillL Applications for boxen mar ba made to Mm. Penbrrlon Herman, the Shorehara. Snbacrlptlon tickets, Willi reserved mts fop the four performances, ?S(), $10, ifl, $7 anil $5, acconllnsr to location. Saltacrlp tlon lUt now open. Stelnnnr 1'Ianoa uned. LAFAYETTE II Absolutely Square Opera House. II Fireproof. Eveniio at 8:13. Sat. Hit. i P. JL W1LSOX BAUHETT'S Creat KeUriouj Drama, THE SIGN OF THE CBOSS, 5.EXT wrac OLGA 27THEBSOE, Direct from Her Mairati':, Theater, London. IiEPEirTOIItl'.. "The Second Mrs. Tanqacrjj" Mon. Slcht, Dec. 11 "Camwn" Tue-Jar Niatit, Dec &J "The Termacant" We-lnodjr Night. Dec. SI "Frou-Krou" Thursday. Nizht, Dec i 'Camille" Fiiday Night, Dec. 1 "The Termagant".. .Sat. Hat. and Ki;ht. Dec. il SEATS MIW OS PALE. COLUMBIA. Tonight at 8:15 MATINXE SATURDAY. THE FARCICAL COMEDY SUCCESS, A Stranger Strange Land. Kveninj Star If there are not full houses at the Columbia to fee "A Stringer in a Stranje Land" this reek it will 1 for the reason that Washintonians don't know a good tints vtta thrv see it. Time The piece scored fceavilr and proved tha hit f the seamen. l'ou A very lively play on new lines. Kelt Week The Bi? Ccmcdy Hit from Iloyt's Theater, "A BACHELOIM 1IOSETJIOOX." 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