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-!aT, - j v ' 'SEXS Sg? fC1-' -r . i TOT! WASHtHGrTON- TIMES, SATURDAY. JUNE 23. 1894 KfS?7Sf The Washington Times fEVEET DAT IS THE TXIR) OWhED AXD ISS.UED Br The Washington Times Company TIMES BUIU5IXQ, COIU.ER FUnSNTH AND E STMJTS NORTHWEST. Business Ofhce, 431 Eleventh Street X W. Telephone Editorial Koonis, 337-S. Business Office, SS7-4 Price, Dally Edition OneCent Sunday Edition Three Cents. By tho month Thlrty-flvc Conts. WASHIXGTOK, D. C. JDNE 23, 18DL Weather Torccnst. Tor tho District of Columbia and Virginia generally fair, continued high temperature; south winds, with possible thunderstorms in tho afternoon or evening. Tue first week of Summer starts In as if It meant business. e Sesatob Harms eWdently wished to climb Senator Hill yesterday. - Diogenes would need our modem electrio nro light if ha should hunt New York now. It is -understood that the Summer com plaint has been raging in its most virulent form among the cuckoos. i Sevatok Hill's smooth dome of thought loomed up well in double column pictures In the New York dailies yesterday. e Gbesham has been offered anything he wants by the Populists. Does he wish to pose as the Lillian Kusell of politics i It is rumored that, a gentleman named Jaxon wont Into an Avenue store yesterday and bought a bunch of firecrackers. --- It seems that Tammany doesn't care for Breckinridge and that he will have to waste bis sweetness on one of the Chautauquas. ---- If the Washington baseball club could only hae distributed its twenty-six runs over three or four games it might have gone up another point. e A gentleman named Enapps was arrested j eterday in Springfield, Mass., charged with embezzling 450,000. He seems to have been caught asleep. TEMrEHATCBE in the Senate yesterday, 85 degrees. Temperature of Senators H1U and Ultra unrecorded, but several degrees higher. s LrerBTT finds enlightening the world too tough and expensive a job. After June 30 the Itartboldi staute light will cease to shine,under orders of Secretary Carlisle. It might not bo a bad idea for the Senate to appoint a committee to investigate the differ ence, bet ween the manners of New York slums and those of Tennessee plantations. Divobce clubs might bo formed for society people, to take tho place of the rather passe progressive euchre. Divorce as an unfatigu ing and pleasant pastime is constantly grow ing in favor. HILL ON THE INCOME TAX. The attempt of Senator Hill to decry the Income tax as undemocratic, unauthorized, and unpopular will prove a dUmal failure. It is true that the income tax is not in favor with wealthy Democrats, nor was It approved by the Democratic national convention, but it is popular with the general public, and is being indorsed by Democratic conentions in all parts of the country. It is a tax on brain energy, and not on the wages of labor, and will be welcomed by a majority of tho people as a means of reliev ing in part the burden of tariff taxation. So long as the earnings of manufacturing are regulated by protecthe tariff law, and so long as the cupidity of trusts and business corporations is limited only by their ability to bleed tho public, any measure that will levy a tax on their Incomes will be both popular and justifiable. Senator Hill will have to adopt some other method of proving his democracy than by de nouncing the incomo tax. The majority of his party and a majority of the great public will not agreo with him nor approve his de nunciation. Therefore his speech will not make a good campaign document, nor will it add to bis reputation as a Democrat, THE SENATE MUST BE CONSISTENT. It is to be hoped that the Senate will not hand Messrs. Havemeyer and Searles over to tue District Attorney. It would violate all recedLnt and introduce into sugar trust "ents an uncertainty that would be as pain ful is noek Up to date all has been consistent. Our "tnus laws prescribed inquiries to be raido from manufacturers, and penalties for rufuail to respond. The small fry obeyed the law; the maiusugar trust concerns refused any information. Mr. Porter waited till the Harri son idmiustration was about at an end before lie put it in the hands of the Attorney General. In Januiry last it was practically decided to drop the prosecution. Again, when the Senate Finance Commit tee received the Wilson bill, it resolved to ha e no "hearings and the manufacturers of the country were warned away from the Capitol. Of course this was Intended only for tho small fry, and tho committee had all the moro time to give the susrar trust, which set up its headquarters at Washington and sent for the Senators whom it wanted to see, its henchmen "holding up" the tariff bill till a satisfactory adjustment was reached. Then came the "inet!gation," at which the Senators who proposed to ote for the sugar trust schedule made inquiry as to the authority of the backbiters who hud actually biuted that some of them had aided to con coct the scheme to which they were to sur render. Tho reporters were so impudent as to suggest that the men who did the work were tho best witnesses, and while they were jet unsworn declined to supply their lack. Tho committco was forced to the reluctant discourtesy of sending for and questioning Messrs. navemejer and Searles. This prood a gre-it mistake, for they actually admitted much of what the reporters had charged, and were forced to refuse to answer further as the only way to aoid unpleasant disclosures. It was not the fault of tbu sugar trust officials or of tho committee, but rather that of the reporters, that tbej were summoned at all. But the Populist member of thn committee is endeavoring to have Messrs. Haerueyer and Searles included with common reporters in a presentment to the District Attorney. Ice ben.ite, howoer, maybe trusted to obseno lho-3 traditions of courtesy to co ordinate branches of the government that las distinguished not merely the Senate it"-!', bit the executive and judicial de I rtmentsof our government as well, in its (1 i lugs with the sugar trust the great j rtb estate." icTieernnd Searles will not be dls ' xi. Such a course would violate decency II as consistency. It must be remem tr -d that there is a material difference be ll i n their caso and that of tha re- rii'rs. Tho reporters declined to go 'ier into matters of which they knew only uv-ir. Messrs. Havemeyer and Searles ' m -o;h rly declined to be Interrogated on what i. j uncw only all about. ' The cases are clearly far from parallel. No damage could have been done if the reporters bad complied with the committee's demand. Untold barm might have resulted if Messrs. Havemeyerand Searles had not refused to violate tha honor able confidence of those who had received sugar trust contributions. CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY. The speeches of the three Populist Senators on the Income tax on Thursday nnd yesterday have had to a careful observer a more than casual Interest. The declaration of principles such as they have advocated marks the en trance Into American politics of a distinctly socialistic party similar to that which has forced its wa into the political arena In the German lielchstag in men like Bebel and his followers; In the Chamber of Deputies at Paris, in the followers of tho banished Henri Rochefort and the readers of "L'lntransi R6.int," and in the British Parliament by that coterie of labor agitators of which John Burns, of Battersea, is the leader. Henceforth it is probable that the Populist party will alwajs hao a few representatives in both houses of Congress because of its ex treme views. It has seized upon the social istic theory of property and property dis tribution, perhaps involuntarily, perhaps with out premeditation, but none tho Icsf really. There is a marked difference between the arguments advanced by the southern Demo crats in behalf of the Income tax and those which the Populist Senators have used. With them anincometax is to go farther than a mere machinery to raise revenue. It is to be, as well, a machinery to affect the distri bution and the redistribution of wealth. The entrance into our national legislation of the socialistic element, though of course in its mildest form, is a matter of groat sig nificance, as time will prove. Senator Call, of Florida, made himself com fortable in truo oriental style in tho Senate chamber yesterday, and an Important but un dignified part of his progrnmme consisted of removing his shoes and perching his stock ing feet on Senator Date's desk, apparently totally unconscious of the fact that tho g ti leries were tittering at the rather comical spectacle. Chairman Ileard and Judge Cobb, of the District Committee, have been making some thing of a study of street railway fenders, but do not succeed in finding any appliance which is entirely satisfactory to them. They have made several trips on cars equipped with different patterns, but do not find them as perfect in operation as In their prospec tuses. Mr. Heard says he does not under stand why, if a railroad cowcatcher will pick up and throw a person off the track, a street car fender cannot be found which will do the same thing. He claims, hon over, that none that he has yet seen will accomplish this, and most of them are so high above the tracks that a person could easilv slip under when the car was In rapid motion. Senator Hawley Is tho only newspaper ed itor In tho Senate, but for the past half dozen years has done no journalistic work. Ills paper, the famous old Hartford Courant, Is the second oldest paper in the United Mates, and has had a wonderful career of prosperity. In the state of Connecticut it is regarded as almot Infalllble.and probably possesses more influence among tho residents of the nutmeg state than any other paper, although there are a number now with a larger circulation. Gen. Hawlej early associated with him the well-known essayist and litterateur, Charles Dudley Warner, and that gentleman at pres ent does a great deal of editorial work for the paper when not writing books or rnagazino articles. Once in awhile Senator Hawley dashes off a few editorial lines to the Courant, and he has been known to telegrapn on an editorial, -but this is rare. Bepresentative Bailey, of Texas, Is the Adonis of the House anil the center of attrac tion to the susceptible lady frequenters of the galleries. Last evening during the pension session Mr. Bailey finding it rather warm re moved his coat and vest and spread his ele gant person on one of the couches in plain view of and facing the north side gallery. In less than ten minutes the gallery was filled with pretty girls, whose admiring glances caused even the trills of Mr. Bailey's shirt front to blush with delight. WAHTS TERMINAL FACILITIES. President Ncwlanis. of the Rock Creek Road, States Ills Case. Hon. FranclH G. rtewlands, president of the Hock Creek Railway Company, has written a letter to the District Committees of the Senate and House, asking that they take some action to enable his company to obtain terminal facilities down town. After reciting the work done by his company and noticing the Tanous attempts to obtain legislation by the W ashington Traction and Metropolitan Railroad Companies, he states that a deadlock has now occurred, and he fears that the session will pas without action being taken on this matter lie then continues. "blnce I became Interested in these enter prises! hare become a member of Congress, and personally I would prefer to secure rights of access to central points for the Kock Creek Rail way Company by negotlttloa with existing com panies rather than by legislation, for legislation concerning enterprises in which I am Interested Involves considerations of delicacy But as the owners of the property objoct to the appropri ation of any new route, and tho existing rail ways object to the joint use of nny portion of their tracks. I am compelled to make application for soni solution of this matter by your honor able committees "In this connection we present the following considerations. These enterprises have ex pended in the District orer sfcMWO TOO, most of which has gone to labor V e have secured w 1th out cost to the District the dedication to public use of Connecticut avenue extended, 130 feet wide, for a spate of more than three miles e hare graded and improved this avenue without cost to the public, and have constructed two bridges at a cost of nearly S J0O 000, which were designed not merely for the railway, but to ac commodate the general public In no respect havo these enterprises been a charge upon the public. On the contrary, taxable values hare been largely Increased by them. The Rock Creet railway furnishes tho only means of de veloping the beautiful region west of Rock creek. Uy means of lateral lines exteudlug to the west it can be Ibe main factor in the devel opment of what will be in the future a superb addition to ashington. "In view, therefore, of the, public interests it represents and the beneficent results it J-remises we suggest that it should not be compelled to halt at the verge of the city, but should bo allowed, either by Its own line or by some trunk line, access to central points." ICE PLANT WRECKED. Loaded Coal Car Crashes Into the Build ins, RIppinc Ammonia Tanks. Fuzaseth, X J , June 2i The entire ice plant of the Elizabeth Ico Company was wrecked this afternoon R S. Williams, one of the company, narrowlv escaped death bystraugulatlon through escaping ammonia used In tho making of the ice. A leaded coal car which had been run into by seven cars of pig Irou down a steep grade on tho Pennsylvania railroad, at3lun"i street, crashed Into the building The heavy leaded cars after It left the trestle in the rear of ;he plant, crashed through the side of the factory and plunged into one of the large ammonia condensers, ripping the big tank in twain. i Preparations for the Perkins pbsequics. The remains oftno late ex-Senator Perkins will be Interred this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Rock Creek cemetery. Fuueral services will be held at the house, conducted by Rev Teunls S. Hamlin of the Church of the Covenant. An almost ceaseless stream of callers person ally expressed their condolence with the family during yesterday and the day before, and hun dreds of telegrams and letters have been re ceived expressing the sympathy of absent frienda Minneapolis Times Sold. MrvNEirous, Minn., Juno 2i The control of the Minneapolis Times, which has been on the market for several weeks, was secured to-day by the Evening Journal Company, by which it will be conducted as an independent morning pap r, with CoL W. E. Haskell as editor-in-chief. The price paid for the plant, it is understood, was about f 100,000 i Minor Telegrams. The heirs of the late John F. Ford propose to establish a memorial library of tho collection of the late manager. James M. Lyons, ex-troasurer of the Reading school board, was arrested yesterday on the change of embezzling $,tf0U An escaped lunatic caused a panic on a Chicago suburban train yesterday, and was not subdued until he had nearly choked the life out of a brakemau. During a heavy storm at Charleston, W. Va., yesterday, Lucy, the 9-year-old daughter of United Mates District Attorney Watts, was killed by lightning The largest and most 'costly organ in the United States, If not in the world, the gift of Ed ward F. Searles to Grace Episcopal church, San Francisco, was dedicated last night ODD FELLOWS FRATERNIZE Grand Masters of England and Amer ica Visit Washington. COMMISSIONER ROSS' WELCOME Ho Speaks Glowingly of tho Future of tha Colored Hace Addresses by the Diitin gnUhed Visitors Color Quo at ion Sis cussed Eecoption and Banquet Grand Master Captain Richard IIUl-Male, of England, and Grand Master tlllain JL T. For rester, of America, on a fraternal visit to the Grand United Order of Odd ellow In the Dis trict of Columbia, arrived In tue city yesterday. They wore met at the depot by the Washington Patrlarchle, Xo. JH, Capt. William V. Oray com manding, and Georgetown Patrlurchle, .No 4-J, Capt. Joseph C. DeUtett commanding, headed by the National Krasa Band, I. X F. Thomas Washington, leader, and woro escorted to the colored Odd Follows new hall, 1000 U street northwest. '1 ho grand masters there reviewed tho order, which threui on marc ed to Hie Metropolitan A. M. L. church, uhero ixercit wre opened with an nddrcH-sof welcome uu behalf of the citizen-; of tho District by Cummfoslouer J. W. Itoaj. Mr Jtoss hjioIo in part as follows "I tnko great plraaure In the honorable part a&slnert me on this occasion. In all our cities, towns, and vllnges the lojpo Is organized, and we all tecocnUu ll mtn towir for K"Od. It had been my ploaaurt to watch the tirowth of the colored rate fr niniiv yean, aud I am of the opinion that no man can put a. limit on its growth and development In America "I wficome ou for tho people of Fncland which you reprehent. In behalf of the people of the District of Columbia 1 welcome you to the itpltal, and hopo jou will not feci that you are a stranger Inn foreign lau 1, but that you are among our friend aud brethren." Daniel it S ebttcr, district grand master of D i L,.No A), followed with uu address of welcome on behalf of tho order. GRIND IIASTKK 1IILI1IALE. M. V. P David W arner, mai'or of ceremonies, then introduce J Grand Master HlU-Male, who made a short address. In whlh he said that ho had not come to Impart Instruction to tho American lodges, but on the contrary was here to receive Instruction "let u try to consider," he said, "the motive force which carried me across tbe ocean. Home will say the Teutonic oroucht me,and.In aiense, I inlyht with propriety use common uelish and call them liars, rome will say that I came to ie.&lvo honor I won tsay there Isu t a certain taint ot guilt in that direction, but the principal power which caused me to leave wife and chil dren was the power which has brought these honorabl' geutlemcn here " s long as 1 live 1 shall not forpet the recep tion accorded me at your hands. One purpose I had in view iu coming here was to do awa) with the Idea that you may possibly have tbat there is the -lightest prejudice as to race or color In the lodge acres the ocean When you look, on the freat Grand Master of all do you think the ques tion will be raUed, what is bin color? Do not bo on me prejudiced 'Iry to keep from your minds tho thought tbat there Is any prejudice existing among us "let the world at large judge you by your works. It is nut nunicleut to have great dis play, brUht badges, and noisy bands, but let 3 our light so shine tbat men may see your good works. Ever keep with you the thought that we live for tbose who love us and know that we are all true, for wrongs that need resistance, for the good that wo can do rrom the words of the bonorablnMr Itossand officers of your lodge I am constrained to thank. iou for your kindly welcome RECEPTION AND BNQUET. At the conclusion of Grand Muster nil-Male's remarks ex-Grand Director Thomas If. Wright spoke on the difficulties encountered by the col ored men In their efforts to enter the order, and was followed by W ililain M. F. r orrester, grand roaster of America, who contrasted the treat ment of colored applicants for admission to the order bv America and England, and welcomed Oraud Master Hill-Male to thU country Grand Directors ll. L. Holme- and David A. Clark alo made speeches complimentary to the order in England. In the evening the visiting officials were ten dered a reception and banquet it the Odd fel lows hall, and the festivities In honor of their adtentandof the nfty-one years' history of the order in in erica were heightened by a dance to the stratus of the ash In tj ton National Musical Organization, directed by Prof. Charles (Jueen At the banquet toasts were responded to as fol lows: O U. O O F. In America." William T, For rester, grand master; Odd Fellowuhlp," M V. P. J. F. llkinson, ex-grand director; "Our subcommittee of management," Charles 1L Brooke, grand secretary; "Our Kelatlous to Eng land, M P. W O M John A biennis, fr, first dis trict master; "Our Households of Kuth.' M V P. II L. Holmes, grand director; Our Dis trict Grand Lodges, M . P. Samuel . W"iton. district grand secretary; "What Can Be Done to Better the Condition of the Order in America," Pat David A. Clark, grand director; "The Worth of Woman to the Order, P. W G M James L Turner; Our Odd Fellows' ewHalU"P W. G M Thomas II Wright, presi dent, "How Best to Memorize the rounder of Our Order Peter Ogden," P W. G M. Charles II Brown, deputy district master; "How to Suc ceed," M. V. P. Ihomas II Johnson; "The Odd l-eHows Union llelfef Associations," M. . P. Charles F Murray, president. The celebration was uuder tho direction and supervision of tho following c mmfttees Oou erul committee M P David Warner, chair man; M. P. 1 homas II Johnson, vice chair man, V. P. Addison Sypbax, sfcrotory; P. G M George Ueison, assistant secretary, 1 M . O Mrs. A Thomas, treasurer Reception committee M . P. D B ebser, chairman; P. . F. W. . Purnell, M D, secre tary; M A. P. bamuel W Watson, V P. snmuel H Hunter, P. M . G Mr, mtlia Ufbatec, P. M IN G Mrs. Sarah Nailor, M G Mrs. Mamie Banks M G.Mrs rnnuie Powel . Banquet committee M P J Wllmoro Davis, chairman, P. . F A. A Owens, secretary; M. P. Irederick Dojglass, M .P Thomas Griffin P. M IN G Mrs. U J Jones, P. X F Al gier White, P. M X G Mrs. J C Cross, P. X F. Louis Bryant, P. M. X G Mrs. faamh Robinson, P X F. Wlll'am MIddleton, P. M X Q Mrs Elizabeth Lee, P X F George R. Watkins, and P. X. I. Jeremiah Adams. WATER MAIN ASSESSMENTS. Dollar and n Quarter Itaic Per Linear Foot Adopted b senate. The Senate passed yesterday the House bill to regulate water main n9&essncnts In the Dis trict, providing for a rate of $1 -13 per linear foot against all lots abutting on a street, road, or alley where a main shall be laid; while corner lots are to be taxed on their front measure ment, any excels over 100 feet to be subject to thn same rate The amendment to strike out the portion providing that where assessment has ben mado nnd thebum alcetdr paid does not equal $1 J3, the amount thereafter collected shall not ex ceed a totil of I sJj, was adopted. -eua'or Proctor, who reported the bill, urged that tticbenito Insist on Its amendment 'strik ing oiit thn clause aboe mentioned, nud nbked the-appointment of conferees. m tin tors Proctor, Faulkner, and Martin wero appointed by the ice President. Gust m llama's Mill. The will of GustavF. I Hartlg was filed yes terday. It,e bequeaths his household furniture to his wife Ills sons. Louis II and Gustav liar tig, are given the hardware store corner of Sev enth and K streets northwest Ixio years after his death his daughters iiua Urn u Ier. Idi liott, and Jon inni.eecelkt n are to be given $1 COO each. The sum of SI.WLTO, with interest atG per cent, is to be paid his wife, dating from May 1C, 1591 bhe iw nlo to receive benefits from societies of which h hud Leen a member; also to receive his personal and real estate properties, which at herdeath are to be dhided nuioug his children. 1 ho $5 000 life insurance Is to I e. made payable to the children of his first wife Hcnrj hdinge and Leon Tobriner nro tho executors Jottings from the Court. Henry Bush has been adjudged In inn e by a marshal s Jury He was recently manager of the Banner Browing Ccrnpnuy. Abraham Collcrd yesterday filed a bill of di vorce against his rife, Otis II The parties were married InXew York May 17, lb'tl Tho charges are desertion .tnd adulter) In the equity court a bill for authority for trustees to si 11 real estatn held in trust was en tered jesicrda) br Gertrudo Biich against Charles 1Z. XHrch and others. Mrs LilyM Porterfleld, a white copvlst In the Recorder of Deeds office, was yesterday re moved and Mrs. Annie h. Ihomas, colored, was appointed to the place Justice Cox yesterday granted Marl La Rue Felix a divorce from her husbnnd, Robert B fcllx. lie also granted Fred 11. Cote a divorce from his wife, Millie M. Cole. Justice Haguer yesterday granted Mary A Tluuej a divorce from her husband, Dennis Tinney, Justice Cox yesterday issue 1 nn crder con firming the condemnation of the land to be used in the extension of .North Capitol street. The Prospect 11111 Cemuterj Com pan v receives $t5, 724 and Annie U. harbour and others tho sum of $21,073 Justico Cox refuses to allow any dam ages for Injury done to tho remaining land. Suits for divorce were entered yesterday at the city hall by the following Georgia H llolbrook froTi Charles M llolbrook; charge, ill-treatment They were married in Macon, Ga .SoptemberSO, 1S87 Suan B. Willis from John II Willis; charge, deertion They wore married January 3, 1SS9, in this city. Wlllard F. Hitchens from Clara F.Hltchens charges, desertion and bad temper. They were married at Allen, MtL, Xovember 14,1883. CHRISTIAN ENDEAV0RERS. District Untom Ilolda a Business Meeting ., st Which Officers are Elected for Ensuing Term A mass meeting of members of the Christian Endeavor futon of tho District of Columbia was held last evening in the First Presbyterian church. Iter. Dr. Sunderland, pastor of the church, presided. The meeting was opened with a sons serf Ice and the congregation joined heartily In singing the familiar airs. Following this was a devotional service The report of the nominating committee was read, "Names were placed in, nomination befors the meeting There was no real contest, and the following ticket was elected: President, L. A. Couner; first vice president, H. A. Dnmont; second vice presldeut, William Walk or; third Tice president, II Clyde Grimes; recording sec retary, John B, tileman; corresponding secre tary, Lucy Jurney, treasurer, llUam F. StorrelL 1 he address of welcome was made by Rev. Adolot Allen Ho said that as he gazed Into tho faces of tboso assembled he felt like greet ing them as the multitude had Jesus upon bis entry Into Jerusalem with cries of liosanna and, shouts of "Blcsed bo be that cometh In the name of tho Lord. The add "ess of tho evening was made by Rev. W. C Alexander, pastor of the W est Street Pres byterian cliuri.h He took as his text "Going forward.' Ho said. "A person to make any progress in the world must have first an object, purpose, or plan. Then In the second place there must be a display of energy, nerve, or force. Then comes lor the third tho zest of accomplishment.' 1 ho presentation of the new president and the benediction Closed the meeting CONCERNS OP THE DISTRICT. Charges Against Policemen Building Per mits Ad crsc Reports Appointments. Jlathlns Beach Opening. lawrenceA. Latch ford has been appointed a special itoilcemau by the Commissioners for duty at Capital Park. House bill Mrtl, to construct an elevator in the Home of Incurables, to cost fS.COO, has been ap proved by the Commissioners. The Potomac Brick and Tile Company have made an oiler to the Commissioners to rentXo. X englno houso on 1 blrty-secund street. The Commissioners have reported adversely on the bill to Incorporate tho Capitol, North O and fcktuth Washington Railroad Company. House bill 741.!, to 8x the standard and regu late the qualltyand price of ess, was adversely reported on ye&terdav by the Commissioners. They favored House bill .T9, to regulate the sale of gas . Mi's Kate field has been informed by the Commisaioiiers that they have recommended to Congress the expenditure of .,j00 lor the in troduction of the instantaneous fire-alarm sys tem In the public schools. Building permits issued yesterday: John R. McLean, to build on the W oodly Lane road a pri vate stable, to cost S1.300, Frederick Bcettcber, XaJCii Ninth street southeast, to lOstS-WOO; Benjamin J fedwards, to repair Xa 2006 Seven teenth street northwest Mrs. Margaret O Brlcn has preferred charges with the Commissioners against policemen Kli foyle and .Seymour for illegally arresting her son, John O'Brien, on the night of the ISth In stant. He was arrested on suspicion, ai.d the nextiuorhing was released from the station home An adverse report on House bill 5959, to in corporate the Union Passenger Railway Com pany, has been made by the Commissioners. Ibey state that there are already enough street railroads recoinmen led or chartered, and ex tensions of the present roads are sufficient for the present. Fngineer Comm'ssioner Powell has reported adversely on liouso bill S&3, to amend the char ter of th It right wood Railway Company. Ihe company desired to reach the Capitol by way of Florida and Xew Jersey avenues. Capt Powell thinks tbat transfer to the Metropolitan line through a union passenger station would be all that is necessary. New Jersey avenue, ho thinks, should be kept clear of railroad tracks. The Commissioners have approved Major Moors s adverse report on Miss M Scanlou's request to allow two or more police sergeants to compete for a uniform, to be voted for at a lawn party to be given shortly on the grounds or Gon zaga College Major-Moore says that If this re quest be granted a canvass would follow la violation of police regulations, which forbids policemen to Bell tickets for the benefit of any club or association Tho Commissioners yesterday issued orders for tho opening of the bathing beach, with W. X Stevens as superintendent. The sum of 5 cents l to be charged for the use 'of bathing suits by perous over lfi years of age. Aquatic contests are to be permitted. Ihe superin tendent It authorized to collect rent for the re freshment stands, for the use of bathing suits, receive donations, and by these means keep the lifeboat manued. A. D Anderson was given a hearing yesterday afternoon by the Commissioners on House bill 74W, to provide for the repairof the pier of the Aqueduct bridge and for its use by thn W ashiug ton, Arlington and Falls Church Railway Com pany He advocated the use of the bridge by hii company. Commissioner Ross after the hearing said that the Commissioners would rec ommend a bill embodying the right of all rail roads to use tho bridge - .Marine Band Programme. The following Is the programme to be played at the Marine Band concert at the White Uoue grounds this afternoon at 6 03 o'clock; 1 March, "U. 8. Cruiser Columbia.. ..FancJulll a. Overture, "Tanubauser Wagner 3 Cornet solo. "Klllarney" Levy By Mr H Wiinderllch, 4. Selection, "Hying Dutchtnnn Wagner 5 oyapecointque, AJTrlp to Mars'.. Fancinlll 6. Intermezzo, Cavalier la Ruticaua.Mascagul 7. rantasie, "Memories of the War" Reetes R Patrol, Irib Turner 9 "Hail Columbia". Fyles i Blown Up with IHnuraitc. Wichita, Kan, Juno Si V mob at Round Pond to-night blew up the bridge of the Rock Island with dynumite Just outside the corporate limits. The sheriff is ;Njwerless. W hen the train passed the city a short time before, ac cording to tho yardman, the engineer wds shot at twice Bloodshed is liumluent. Disapproved bj the President The President hasdisapproed the findings of the navrl lard which examined Lieut J O Xlchol p ofessioually for promotion, and the officer's piomotlou or retirement will-depend on the action of the medic at Hxamlnation. His case ha? attracted a great deal of attention. Locul I.rcwtiet. Aeneas Collins, a bartouder doing business at Xo 74 Massachusetts .itenue northeast, was fined 110 yesterday evening forwastlng Potomac w a ten A slight fire occurred at the house of II E. FlliS, N 2H3 C street northeast, yesterday nfU r noon, caused by a combination of children and match"9. Damage trifling The Mergenlbaler Linotype Company has de clared Its dividend. Lcmg lj-4ptr cent, for the current quarter The lx-okscluse July 12 and the dh Ideud is payable August 1. M Dyrcuforth, of Xo, (121 Pennsylvania ave nue northwe-t, n ports that on the ICth instant a white man hired f rem him a full-dress suit of clothes au 1 lm ha1 not returned It since The repairs to th steamer Juno Mosely have been completed nt Baltimore at most of $19,000. Mie will he brought around herafor the purpose of running between thUcity and Colonial Leacc. Yesterday morning, while Mrs. R A McCoy, of No Ibll il stroit northwest, was miking her furcha-es nt the Centre market, she was re levedjot her pocketbook containing 5 iu cold cash. Tho police nre en the lookout for Xorman Fields, n small culored by ff 5 years of age, who is missing from his home. No 1207 L street north west Iho kid wore a striped waist and knee breeches. The case of W llllim Vernon Chaney, charged with oltatniiig money under falso pretenses, prefened by 11 r. Jones, was brought up lu the pollen couit yesterday Chaney wa held In fl.OOUbouds to awnlt hearing on 'I uesday next The Democratic rally to-night at the head quarters of the Intc-state Democratic Associa tion, will be enlivened by speeches from Hon. Claude A fr auson, of trginia, and others. Im portant committee reports relating to the ex cursion of Monday next will bo made A largo and lively meeting Is expected. Charles Griffin, a colored laborer, dropped dead esterday morning while walking along Thirteenth sti eel near 11 northeast He fell to the sidewalk, but before Dr Barry, who was summoned, nrrlved the man was dead. Coroner Woodward slewed the body aud gave a certifi cate of death due to heart disease Somebody has lately been calling upon Mr. Frank M Douglass, of" No. 5 Eighteenth street nort'ioas, without first sending up his card On the Pith instant, report Mr Douglass, an un welcome visitor carried away cue black silk dress, one green silk dress, seven common dresses, ono suit of clothes, two cold rings, and one silver watch. JelTetsonXowton, a white man, and Henry D. Peyton, a colored man. both own horses They werenotawaro jestcrday that certain animals posje3 orly n cetaln amount of strength and attempted to exact too much work from their faithful beasts. But tho brawny hand of tha law was upon the gentlemen, and they were compelled to leave $5 each for their appearance at court. Xlght beforo last John Jones and William Wftdo sailed Into each other becauso of some un known black damsel W ado loft Xa 1 precinct ou depositing $10 collateral, and Jones scudded for tho haiergency hospital to lay up for repairs. Whlo there Joucs was relieved of his silver watch by Isaac Ccok, who vas employed as jani tor at the building. He was arrested and yester day he was sent to Jail for six months. Dr Joseph Cannon, one of tho police surgeons, forfeited $3 collateral in tho police court yester day on a charge of assaulting Superintendent Downey, of the cable road The trouble arose, on the road the day before, when Downey ordered Cannon put oft the train for refusing to pay ad ditional fare when his transfer had expired. Cannon objected to the treatment and struck Downey la the face and was arrested. GOOD THING FOR THISUITY Leading Citizens Favor the Permanent Exposition Plan. PRODUCTS OF THE SUNNY SOUTH The; Would Be Olid te See Evtrj State Sep- resented No Other Place eo Well Sitn- t ated Congress Should Help Heeded'to Promote Enterprise. The citizens of Washington will, of course (Its hearty welcome to every new eoterprls. trom vhlcb the city Kill derive benefit. That stes without saying- At the umi time they are disposed to be liberal, and would gladly in dorse any movement ot wider scope one that will add to the prosperity ot the whole country, even without positive benefit locally. Senator Walsh's bill, which has tor lta object the found ing in Washington ot a permanent exhibit of southern products, brings up a question In which the people of the city have more than a local Interest, and Tilt, 'iimes presents below some representative opinions upon the subject. lion. John W. Iloss, president of the Board of Commissioners of the uistrlct, said: "It is lu every way commendable, and the thanks of the city and District, as well as of the country, are due Senator V alsh for his agitation of the question. While they are about it, though, I think the exhibit sLould be made to take. in the whole country. 1 am heartily in favor of it." Commissioner IruesJell "I think It would be a good thing for VV ashiugton and the whole country. The exhibit ot a single state is a good thing; of ntteen states a better thing, and of forty-four states sttli better. I would be glad to se. the exhibit provided for; the wider the scope the better It will suit." Commissioner 1'owell: "I am In favorer It, and If there Is any money in the Treasury to spare I should be glad to see an appropriation made In its Interest. It might as well be made national, if possible. Ihe exhibit should be confined to products, no fancy articles." W. D West, of J. H. Chesley Co,, J.O. 1004 F street: "I think It should be made national. Ihe orth will pay Its propoitlonot the expense Should there be a congressloua appropriation, and therefore should receive equal considera tion. It would be a good thing to have such an exhibit. We want everything In Washington we can gel." CharlesO Thome, plumber, o 1213 F street, said: "I think it would be a good thing, but In my opinion it should be made national, and not sectional. If confined to southern products alone, the measure would meet with opposition In Congress, I am afraid." SHOULD HE USDS XlTIOtAL. R.O. noltsman.real estate.corner of Tenth and F streets: "I think It would be an excellent thing and am heartily In favor ot It. I think, however) it should be made national, because a movement of that kind should not be sectional. There Is no place iu the Union so favorably situated for all sections for such an exhibit as W ashington. " f. B. IJaveuuer. of liaienner & Davis, shoe merchants, 2ioa. !rtj aud 930 1 street: "I am in favor vt an appropriation for such an object, hut think It should be made national I think It could be made a much better exhibit If the sec tional feature is eliminated." It. Harris, of It. Harris Jt Co, Importers of European novelties and diamonds, etc, Seventh and D streets northwest: "I think Washington is the proper place for it, aud I should be glad to see a building erected for the placing of ex hibits from all of the states, so that strangers coming here can see at a glance Just what tbls country does produce 1 he exhibit should In clude products of the soil and manufactures as welL The capital city of the country is visited by everybody, and It Is Just the place for any thing ot the kind." J. W. Bolder, of J. W Boteier Son, No. fc3 Pennsylvania avenue: "I am heartily In favor of it, but it should by all means be made national It would bring the products of the country here, thus concentrating what all the states have as an attraction to capital It would be a good thing for the country. O W. Ilarvey, restaurateur. Eleventh street and Pennsylvania avenue: "It Is a good thing. It Is an excellent Idea. It will brine the prod ucts of tho bouth here and attract tne attention of capital. We need such a thing here to furomote enterprise, and we need enterprise n Washington. Why not make it a national exhibit?" J. G Erik, manager of W illiam Enabe s piano warerooms, No. 817 Pennsylvania avenue: "It Is an excellent Idea, and should command general Interest." II. W. Beverldgr, china and glassware. No. 1215 F street northwest: "1 have given the matter but little thought, but It would no doubt bo benefi cial to W ashington. I am not quite prepared to approve of the sectional feature. As a matter of policy, the scope of the enterprise should be widened to Include all sections." bmlth Hoover, ot Hoover Snyder, shoe deal ers, o. 1217 Pennsylvania avenue: "The more of such things here the better for the city. It would be a great thing for the South also, and would give employment to a great number of people. Look at the Smithsonian Institution, the Medical Museum, and other institutions sim ilar; they give a great many people something to do. W asclngiou being the renter, here is the place for It. People from the North do not often go farther south than Washlugton,and many are really Ignorant of what the South can produce I should Ilk to see It established." K-OCI.D BE A PUBLIC BEVEriT. R. Carter Ballantyne, of W illiam Ballantyne Son, Xa Ji) Pevonth street: "I have some doubts of Congress passlug a bill appropriating money for such a purpose, but It would certainly be a puollc benefit tu have tho exhibit. It seems t me there Is more probability of securing the appropriation for a southern exhibit than for a national affair, for the reason that the southern representatives are deeply Interested In the movement as affectinc their section, whereas it It is made national they might lose personal In terest In It, and thero would be no one then to push it specially." W. 11 Hoeke, furniture and carpets. Eighth streetand Pennsylvania ae : "I think it would be a good thing, but why not make It Include a,l sections? Make it a permanent exhibit of na tional products. Including manufactures. The more we get together in that way the better " col A A. W llson, I nlted States marshal: "I think it is a good thing 1 believe the exhibit should be made permanent, and Include the whole country W ashington Is tbe best place to hold It indeed. It Is the only place " X,. L. Cole, esq , attorney- it-law, of the firm of vColo cole, saicl. "l can see nny lue cuuwi needs such encouragement and why that section might be specially favored. She has had a ham fight for recuperation since the war and deserves souio consideration I am of the opinion, how ever, that the exhibit should be made national It would boa good thing lu any form " C. It hdmouston, of Wilmarth i Edmouston. 'u 1JL5 Pennsylvania avenue: "I do not believe Congress will make nil appropriation fo- the purpose, but an exhibit of that description would certainly be an advantage to W ashington and to the section favored." B IL W nrner. president of the board of trade of this city, is absent in New ork and could not be seen, but ho Is quoted as saying. "I think the movement is ono of the best that has originated for some time past, and tbe more likely to suc ceed because it comes from outside of W ashing ton. 1 he agricultural element Is thoroughly In terested in tho movement, as farmers regard an exposition ot this character as giving them a great opportunity to display their products and resources. The Oo ernors of several of the states say that their respective commonwealths would make large contributions for such an enter prise " FOR THE TEMPERANCE CAUSE. Meeting of the International Institute of Jmcnllc Templars. The International Institute of Juvenile Workers of the Independent Order of Good Templars will meet In the First Presbyterian church, on Four-and-a-half street, to-day- The session is expected to last three days and will be very interesting Tho officers of tho institute, some of whom will be present and take charge ot the meotlng, are: President, Jessie Forsyth, K W. G S J r., Boston. Mass.; vice president, Charlotto A. tiray. Hrusburg, Uermany; vice president (for America), Mrs. G. A. Hewitt, Games. N. ; re cording secretary. Miss Cora B Taylor, of Cleve land, corresponding secretary, Mrs T. B Kuapp, Loell, Mich: treasurer. Miss h. M Kemlngton, Dcs Moines, Iowa: cbiplain, Bor. John Cairns, Kilmaruock, Scotland. The programme for tho day is as follows: 9 SU A. M Devotional exercises, conducted by Itev. James eames, P. H. W. G T ; words of greeting, by John 15. Mahoney, G 8 J 1'.. Dis trkt of Columbia; response, by Mrs E. E. Cain, G S T. J , of Maine; reception of distin guished visitors, Dr D H Mann, Brooklyn, N. , H. W. O T; Mr, a F. Bailey, Arlington. Va., It, W O V.T; Dr Oronhyatekha, Toronto, Ontario, P It. W O T ; Hon. s a Chase, Easton, Pa, P. IL W. O T; Kev.Jamo9 Yeames, Boston, Mass , p. K. W. O T ; Joh N' Stearns, esq:, Xew York, secretary National 1 emperance Society: officers of the grand lodge of District of Columbia, and others Appolntmont of committee. Announcement cf rule3. Committee on question box, S W. Hussoll, of Washington, P. G 8 J. T. Address to workers. Jessie Forsyth, H. W. G. S.J T. An Intermission will then betaken until S p m. - i Gold Dues In San Domingo. San Domingo is the latest cpuntry to abandon silver tor the cold standard. The radical change lu the currency system thus announced Is said here to be the direct re sult of tbe work of a syndicate of Xew York and Chicago financiers, who visited San Domingo at the invitation of the government to suggest re I forms In financial affairs. CONGRESS IS INFORMED. Health Officer llarnmett Submits a State ment of tbe Work and Necessities -of Ills Department. The health officer yesterday submitted to the Commissioners a copy ot a communication he addressed to the chairmen of the Committees on the District ot Columbia in Congress. lie stated in It that It is Intended to give a gen eral view of the work of his office In following up lines ot Investigation in regard to typhoid fever, tuberculosis, the milk supply, the water supply, the sewer system, and the house-to-house In spection, r tatistlia were collected upon current subjects Tables aud maps and other data were preLared for the Medical Society, and theso were used In its recent report upon typhoid fever He proposes to have prepared for the Commis sioners' uso a preliminary report upon the ser vlco of the health department for the present fiscal year. The communication Is simply a re view of the year's work by the health depart ment In putting the city In a sanitary condition. lie mentions the etToris made to correct tbe dumpage nuisance. He speaks of the investiga tions made into the baneful influence ot Kock creek and James creek sewers, the great good accomplished by house-to-house Inspection, the analysis of milk products, examination of the water supply, of dairy farms, relative to the con nection of tbe lhree last named to typhoid fever and tubcrculosls. Through those lines of investigation a mass of facts were collected and tabulated. The Medical Society were given Important data and the Citi zens' Association of East W ashington was given facts that showed beyond question that the fill ing up-bf the Eastern Branch fiats would lessen tbe death rate, and consequently human suffer ing The regula'lon requiting all premises abut ting on public sewers to be connected was tested in court, and the case brought by tbe District was dismissed. SEEING IS BELIEVING. Members of the llonse District Committee Inspect B.&O. Tracks With Refer cuce to the Proposed Viaduct. It was quite a pleasant little party of gentle men that drove about In a vehicle yesterday morning and inspected the tracks and terminal facilities of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad In the northeastern section of the city. There were .Messrs. W.J. rizzell and Evan II. Tucker, of the No rtb east Washlncton Citizens Association who acted as the hosts of the occasion; .Messrs. Ileard. Babcock, and Cooper, or the iiouse Dis trict Committee, were tbe quests, and Messrs. V. Ill lam Olney and U. . Hamilton, representing the railroad company and to help alvnff the con versation. bile the party was driving about the Con gressmen got several object lesona as to how easy It Is for persons or vehicles to be run over by trains or engine at tbe different grade, aboTA grade, and below grade ctomIdcs. AU this was done Iu order to Impress the legislators with the necessity of passing the blllwblch proposes to compel the Baltimore and Ohio road to enter the city by a viaduct. The start was made from tbe tracks at .North Capitol street opposite the northern end of tho depot, and thence by easy stages the inspecting Sarty wnt to the O street crossing, wbere the etropolltan branch Joins tbe Baltimore road; then to E street, and to Delaware avenue, at which points train were being shifted and re tarded progress The Congressmen were made familiar with the dangers of the V, and tbe Im pediments to travel by vehicle at the crossings from Second to Lighth streets Impressed upon them The citizens related the stories of the fatal ac cidents that had occurred at sereral of these crossings, the representatives of tbe railroad company In every instance endeavoring to show that the respectle victims met their fate through contributory negligence. They also contended tbat the gride of the railroad bad been established by act of Congress, and that much of the obstructive condition was due to the radical changes made by Oov. bbepherd twenty odd year$ ago Tbe Congressmen expressed themselves as very much gratified at having had the oppor tunity to see for themselves what the situation Is, and requested that a like opportunity be given the other members of the committee. U ben the committee Is ready to visit tbe point beyond the city limits wbere It Is proposed to build the new V they will make use of a loco motive and car which will be placed at their dis posal by Mr. Olney. AMENDING THE MARRIAGE LAW. Senator Harris Introduces a Bill Regard ing Licenses and Civil Kccords. Senator Harris Introduced Into the Senate yes terday, at the request of the Commissioner of the District, a bill to amend sections 720 to 723 of the Revised Statutes relating to the marriage laws and regulations of the District. The bill, which is approved by the Supreme Court of tbe District, makes provision for the form of marriage license authorizing a minister to perform the ceremony if there Is no impedi ment thereto, and requiring a return of the same to the office of tbe clerk of the Supreme Court of the District. Thn clerk of the court Is to keep a record of the parties married aud the minister performing the ceremony. A certificate under tbe seat of the clerk of the court Is to be competent evidence of marriage. Returns of marriages mast bo made within forty-efsbt hours under a penalty of lift) for each offense. NEW DISTRICT APPROPRIATIONS. Money Asked for School Fire Alarms and for Mac adarnizlng Suburban Roads. Senator Ilarris reported favorably to the Sen ate yesterday, asking tbat It be referred to the Appropriations Committee, Mr Galllnger's amendment to the District appropriation bill providing $2,500 for fire alarms in the public schools of the District. The bill was accom- tanled with a letter of indorsement from tbe ommlsstonera. He also reported, and asked to have referred In the amp inr, Senator !? to wart's amendment to tbe District appropriation bill providing for I5.UJ0 for the macadamizing of tbe road eztend lmm Broad branch to Chevy Chase, with a width not less than fifty feet; also to macadam ize tbe old Adams mill roal to the Zo logical (aniens. The amendment then provides for the Appropriation of 5,UX forsprinkllng rnar-id-a rat zed roads In the city and suburbs. This proposition is Indorsed by the ComnaUsionera. .setw. Coxej itcs at Con ention Hall. An elaborate programme, comprising ath letics, minstrelsy, and comedies, has been Issued for an entertainment to be given Saturday even ing, June 30, at Convention halL The talent for making up the combination Is all to be drawn Irom the Coxey, G&lvin. and other Industrial armies, the corn in on we ale rs haviug deter mined to interest tbe public with new features and In a new role Dick rltneton, Tom Hagen, George .Ma icy, Kobert McPherseu, Ed Smith, nnd loin Green are billed as comedian, while Gen Galvin wilt appear as a vocalist. A farce, entitled "keep ot? the brass,' is among the attractions. The proceeds of the entertainment will be used to aid the unemployed to leave Washington and travel as missionaries J. D Gill Is business manager. , --! aal Orders. Lieut Samuel feeabury has been detached from the Philadelphia and from the Mare Island hospital and granted three months' leave. Passed Assistant Surgeon A. R. Alfred, from the Minnesota to the Pinta. Passed Assistant Sur- feon K. M Kennedy, from the Marlon to Mare stand. Assistant burgeon J. A. Guthrie, from tho Blake to the Minnesota. Assistant burgeon B K. Ward, from the ermont to the Blake Assistant Surgeon F. C. Cook, from tbo naval laboratory to the Vermont. Capt. Gridley and all of the officers of the Marion have been de tached nnd granted leave, the ship going out of commission. i Gonzoga's Prize Drill. Gonzaga college's annual prize drill was held in the college parade ground yesterday after noon. Company A won the St. Cecelia prize ling; Francis Hurley captured the bicycler's medal, and James Ryder won a similar prize In a drummers coutest. Timothy Costello proved the best man In an Individual competitive drill for a gold medat The Judges were First Lieut. Kichard J Harden and becond Lieut. Charles J. Harlow, of Company A, Fourth battalion, D. C. Ml O , and beixind Lieut. Daniel J Nellfgan, of Company B, Fourth battalion, D. a N. G, .More War In Central America. Secretary Herbert has received an intimation from tho United States naval commander at Bluelleldsthat there are indications of hostili ties between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Xo cause Is assigned for this state of affairs by the Secretary's informant, but from other sources it Is gathered tbat President Zelaya, of Mcaragua, has become convinced that the Costa Rlcan gov ernment Is secretly encouraging malcontent in their country to Inaugurate a revolutionary movement in Mcaragua. . e Kclley and Baker Acquitted. Louisville, Ky , June ii Kel.ey and Bater, leaders of the Industrials, were acquitted In the city court to-day, Kelley proving to the satisfaction ol the prosecution that he did not Intend to bring his army into the city. Kelley spoke at .National Park to-night to 4,000 people, composod principally of vrorMngmen. At a low estimate he realized t-TO) from the meeting. Department Notes. Ex-Uaalin Commlsslcner Blount was a caller at tbe White House yesterday on personal busi ness Secretary Hoke Smith returned yesterday from Xew York city. Commissioner of Pensions Lochren has re turned from Minneapolis. Notice has been received at the War Depart ment f the death at San Francisco of Major Frank T. Bennett, retired. LUTHERANS AT BAY RIDGE i Hundreds Go from Annapolis. Balti more, and Washington. DR. WBSXEK'S VIGOROUS TALK He Commands Them to Anio fromListlesi nest and Lethargy Future of the Church. Two Burning Questions Hymns Finely Sung by tha "Washington Chorus. Yesterday was Lutheran day at Bay Ridge l and Lutherans from Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis to the number of 1,300 were in attendance- upon th annual reunion of num ber of that denomination living in those cities. The earlier part of the day was spent In the enjoyment of tho usual amusements. At3L30 o'clock In the afternoon more than 2,000 persons gathered tu the opera house to listen to ad dresses on Lutheran Ism by prominent pastors, aaJ to several choruses by singers from Wash ington and Baltimore, under the leadership of John if. irtfTert and Harry M. Smith. Mayor Scbieren, of Brooklyn, was expected to make an addrcs-t, but he found it Impossible to be present, and sent a letter wishing those as- " sem bled success lu their efforts. Rev. bain u el Domer, of St. Mark's church, pre sided, and after the audience sang I love thy ZIon Lord, Rr J G., Butler offered rrayer. The Baltimore chorus rendered Concoaes "Gloria lu hxcelsls in pleasing style. Chairman Douier, in a few introductory re marks, referred to tho progress of the Lutheran Church dating the past year and said her mem bers should be proud of the denomination. He thou introduced Rev G V, Wenner, D D, of New ork CItv, who spoke of tbe privileges and opportunities of the Lutheran Church. Dr A enncr s address was the principal speech of the day aud was enthusiastically received. Among other tumgs nesaio. "Among :n uu settled questions In this land Is the highly Inter esting it not supremely Important one, what city may appropriately claim to bo the metropolis of the land. "However we may decide that question, we all agree that the rity of Baltimore is the metropo lis of our denomination. Her churches have produced a coble legion of faithful laymn who hate proved pillais of strength to the Church in this and other countries. The liberality of tha Monumental City churches have greatly aided the general work of the Church. LI-ULESfNESS AND LETHAEOT "In the past 100 years the Lutheran Church has been in a sleep ot listlesness and lethargy. Among ourselves was an exaggerated humility and a superfluity of Belf-effacement. But this period has passed, and nowhere are we now called upon to apologize for being Lutherans. Corrected figures show an Increase of 73 per cent In our membership during tbe past ttvo years In our churches are people of conserv ative methods aud industrious habits. The future ot tho church depends upon her spiritual forces, and her sources of strength must be deeper than mere numbers or out ward glory. We have a safe standard of doc trine, in our forms of worship we hare been delivered from the exactions ot effete tradition alism and the destructive forces ot an unhistor lcal individualism. "Lutheran is but another name for opportunity. In th? city chnrch extension work of Baltimore, and the National Home for Aged In Washington, are presented two of tho burning questions of American church and national life Ihe first 14 a question of the readjustment of our methods so as to provide agaln-H the profound dangers caused by a rapid shifting of our population. Tbe other Is the question of applied hristianity the bringing of the Christian life to the solu tion Of the social problems ot our times." f-OCIAL MI53IOV OF THE CHCECH. Dr. Meaner also spoke of the opportunity which Is offered In the social mission of the church. He said they have now but sixty-six benevolent Institutions in this country. Hos pitals, orphan asymms, and Institutions of like ' character are part ot the church machinery. I The time will come when all christians wUl be minsters, ana the social problems of the day will thus be solved. Rev. ILB. Wile, of farlisle. Pa., spoke of the general work of the church and her success In all lines of work. Rev r C Billheimer, D. D , of Gettysburg vemlnary, spoke of the power of music In tho churca and also of the power of a national n ymn. The Washington chorus sang "Jehovah's Praise " "The Heavens are Telling" was ren dered b7 the tttltimore singers, and the closing prayer was offered by Rev W. It. Dunbar, of Baltimore "Blest be the Tie that Binds," sang by the audience, closed the meeting. After en joying the coot breezes of Chesapeake bay for . another hour the Lutherans returned to their I respective cities Among these present were Rev. S Domer, J. G Butler, D. D , John C. Parker, Cornelius Eck hart, A. R. Wagner. M. E. May. and Dr W W. Alleger, of Washington; Rev Ephraim Felton, W L. Armlgcr. II. (X HInes, V J. King. J W. Schef er. W C. Hupp, A. A. Balrd, J W. Her mann. W A Haatsse. Charles s-chulze, and is. J Hook. of Baltimore; Rev. G V Wenner, New " ork city; Her 11 B W He, Carlisle, Px, and Rev. Tk C. Billheimer, Gettysburg, Pa, Fat Railroad Service. Commencing Sunday, June 21, the "Seaboard Air Line will pat In service their new fast schedule between New ork and New Orleans, with -olid Pullman vestibule train from Wash ington to Atlanta, Ga. Trains leaving New ork nt 3.-39 p. m., and W ashington at 6 30 p. m., arrive at Atlanta next afternoon at 4 0), and New Orleans the following morning at " 25. 0 Styles Hats. LiiJieV Straw Yncht Hats, S1.50 to 5150. Stravr Ilats and Caps for Children, Boys, anil Youth?, SOc, 75c, 81, anil S1.S0. Straw Hts for Men, 50c. 81, 81 50, S2. $2 50, S3, 83.50. and 84. Latest styles nnd colors Derby Hati, 52. 52.50, -:3, S3.&0, si, and 55. Tourist Soft IlHts, in all tha lead ins colors. S2 50 to'el. Dress bilk Hats, id and 53. Plain Soft Hats nnd Pocket HaU, 51, 51.50. 52, 52.50, e3, 53.30, 54, 54.50, 55, and 50. Largest Stock and Variety of Canes and Umbrellas. James Y. Davis' Sons, 1201 Penn. Ave.. Cor. 12th St. Charge of the Light Brigade, Cannon to right of them. Cannon to left of them. Cannon In front of them Volleyed and thundered. Stormed at with shot and shell. Boldly they rods and well, Into the Jaws ot death. Into tbe mouth ot Hell, Kode the Six Hundred. 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