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THE "WASjXIK&TOSr TIMES, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 1S95.
4 iwv -j-r i j .j- Tnimno I "TlilO yiaSilillyL.uIl 1 lilloo Evrnx Day xs tus Yeahj OWNED AND ISSUED BY . The -Washington Times Company 31iIES BUILDING. tOLTUAVLST COKNEK rEKJfSYLVANIA AVECCS ACT tenth .SniKur. Telephone Editorial Rooms, 4SS. Business Olllce, 33T. Trice, Dally Edition Oao Cent. Eunday Edition Throe Cents. 23ytho month Tlilrty-nvo Cents. -'"WASHINGTON, D. C, ATOIL 22, 1S95. Subscribers to "The Times" will confer a 1 CTOr bv promptly reporting any discour tesy of collectors, or nczlcct of duty on ibc part of the carriers. Complaints culicr by trait or in rcrson will iccclvo jireinpt attention. Papers should bo de livered to all parts of the city by G:30 i.'clock each morning, including Sunday. A CH&KCE FOE SIR. GRESHAK. The sagacity of Japan in negotiating the peace treaty with China is equalled only hy hor fighting qualities. Knowing the profitable market China in her reorgani zation will offer to enterprising manu facturers Japan reserves the sole right to control this market by stipulating that Japanese products shall be admitted free of duty. ItlGamaBterstrokeof diplomacy, which, if ratified, will bring Japan Ini Jiense riches. No wonder England and Germany are disturbed and object to such terms. Un like Eusfeia, who refuses to reorganize the Sroaty for territorial reasons, both England and Germany are manufacturing nations and would greatly profit by the trade of China, could they compote on equal terms with 3apan. ThiB country is also deeply iutoroEti-d, and although no remonstrance may be made against the treaty, our trade with China would suffer should Japan's coondllioj)6 jro into effect. The old saying "All is fair in war," should not apply in this instance. Japan Is justified in demanding a money In demnity and territorial occupation to prevent future war with China, but she should iwt lie permitted to make that country a raiding ground for her own mer chants prosperity to the exclusion of other nations. Heretofore Secretary Gresham has been wowderftilly active in interfering with affairs of other nations without hope of lKsaerit to the United States. It might "be well for Mm to exercise his faculty ofiaterfereneetoproteo. American lntrests i China. At least he might lend encour sgameat to England, Germany, and Russia In their efforts to prevent -a ratification of the treaty. AGAINST WATER METERS. Th proposition of the Commissioners to compel the use of water meters will raoet with Mnivcrsal opposition. To meas ure pHbHc water and dole It out in com- . rnorcia! quantities to poor and rich alike smacks of Shylockism. It is .as absurd as t ipe heavenward and charge for pump ting atr into our business houses and resi dences. Our wntcr rates are already too high. "Within the last two years about $300,000 of 6urpls water rents have been turned into the general fund to be sunk in the Ly deCkcr tunnel debt. Thisamount appliedto supplying free water to the poor would, .prove a great benefaction, and a way should nave been foaudto use the money in estab lishing free fountains. Summer and its hot breaths will aoon bs hoTO, and among the poor there will be an increased demand for water. The rich afl well-to-do can Eeek relief and comfort at the summer resorts, but the poor must swoher. .rum force of 4rcumiancfS, in their homes. For that reason they should be given free or cost the one element that Incomes both a necessity and a luxury during the heated term. The Times would gladly support any ro6Hab. jmp-titioii to hunoand our water supply and give greater accommodation to email householders. But if any effort is made to stint the element of cleanliness, and measure it out by shertmeter to people who should he supplied for nothing, The JTimes and the majority of citizens will strenuously object. ITSH C02HEISSI0N IN BTJSrKESS. The complaint made by fishermen that the Fish Commission is ruining their call ing by underselling them in the market demands an immediate change in the policy of that department. Those in charge of the Government shad-catch no doubt think it necessary to economize exiendituros by Belling the fish after extracting the roe, tint it is questionable if such economy is Justified when It destroys a piofitalile in dustry. The Government lias no right to com pote with private interests in marketable products. Its fcoverai departments are or ganized for specific scientific purposes and not lo engage in Industrial and mercan- ilile pursuits. Its employes are salaried irom the public treasury to promote public affairs, and not to destroy any legitimate calling and drive its followers to penury, and overy Government official Mionld be aware of those .facts. To prevent further injustice the Fish Commission might arrange to sell its fish at stated prices to the fishermen instead of to tho markets. If this can not be done, the product of the .fishermen should at least not be undersold by the Commission. It -would be bolter to throw the fish away than to take the bread from the mouths of the fishermen, but such an alternative is not necessary. Either of the foregoing propositions would remove the cause of complaint. SYSTEMATIC AID TO THE POOR. Tho Commissioners have done wisely in requesting the central relict committee to formulate some plan for the permanent relief of the worthy poor of the District -which may take the place of the sporadic and. temporary efforts heretofore made. Tho experience gathered by this com mittee -will enable it to systematize public charity in the city as it ought lo be. Though the people of tho District always respond liberally and as promptly as might be to the appeals made to them for aid to the iwor.theso solicitations generally como Just the very time when there is an .immediate and argent necessity for atrfst- i ance. In consequence of this relief is wmc times dangerously delayed, and in rome cases probably altogether overlooked. There is said to "be a predisposition in favor of what has become loiown-as the 'Detroit plan ot potato Tanning. Wherever tried it nas yielded gratifying results in a financial way. It, or something akin to lt.isprobablrthomostphilantliropicmethod for -rc,JeTll3S tbc necessities of the poor, in tbatiUiot only provides fortheir physical warns, wit maintains in mem me teu- respect that is upheld and stimulated by honest labor. Whether this plan, however, oronio other, be evolved by jLe central relief committee, it will be a boon to the comnrunUyif it tliall solve the problem of aiding the poorer classes in a, systematic nianuor. . A FAPEE JOE THE PEOPLE: The Times iB not over-modest, nor docs it usually shrink from being talked about, bat the many expressions of praise from the pulpit yesterday for its efforts, although none the less welcome, are really more than was deserved. According to well defined plans The Times will combat public evils without hope of reward. It is pledgea to fight the battles of the peo ple and give encouragement to all efforts to uplift .humanity, and in carrying out tills policy It neither asks nor deserves praise or commendation. It is the duty of every newspaper to be fearless and plain-spoken. Thu -way to financial prosperity is not always found by telling the truth, but there are greater things than money, and one of them is a deserved reputation for being on the side or right. With .full knowledge of this The Times -was loyal and will continue to wage unrelenting warfare on all abuses that op press the public, and it only asks in re turn the support of all good citizens. Criticism has been made becauso The Times gives racing news while demanding the suppression of the outlaw race track. It must be remembered that a newspaper prints news fit for publication whether it relates to a murder or church sen-ice, and that racing events are published as one of the features of a general news dis penser. Th'J Times Is a newspaper in every sense of the term, but it is uIfo a friend of the people, not- a mere machine for money making, and will so Bland on all questions of morality and public good. The announcement that the Hon. J. J Ingalle will take th stump for free silver should elicit the presentation of a flying machine. So that he can get a good soar In his argument. Attorney General Olney hnB not yet taken the bull "by the horns and squelched the beef trust. The silence of the jingo press on the Spanish question is eo profound that it can almost be heard. All Japan needs In these meddlesome international times is as fnm a rip on the Britlbh lion's tall as she has on the taels of China. Tho Prince of Wales had "better defer his visit until the price of beefsteak comes within his Income. The easy and voluminous talks of Secre tary Morton on public Questions might be designated as official phonographic ex ube rations. Readers should remember that the hand somely bound books will only be given away with monthly .subscriptions for twenty-nine days longer. These books are worth 50 cents each and are given to secure 10,000 new subscribers. Every pcrsou interested in the welfare of The Times should call the attention of their friends to this generous oler. Read tho catalogue on another page. Silver advocates should remember that the way to future glory is up the golden stairs. Yesterday will be known as red-letter day in the calendar of Washington's church services, and particular attention is called to the remarks of our ministers on the in iquities of Jackson City and the outlaw track. Tiie growing sentiment against these evils Is xlcstined to bring jrood Te sults, aud -belpre many weeks an organ ized effort will b.. made to bring to Justice certain Alexandria county officers as well as the outlaw lawbreakers. It Is rumored that the Republican party will bow to the silver idol just long enough to nominate Senator HuBois, of Idaho, for Vice President. If ever Addicks reaches the Senate his Congressional biography oaght to read: "He let his light jshiue ljofore him .that all men know how he got there." Accepting Defeat. Doubtless a defeated candidate for an orficc might be benefited by learning the lesson of this incident but probahly he -would not heed it. It is said that Herr Steiuitz, the veteran -chess-player, and for many years cham pion of the world, seeing defeat was inevi table in the concluding game of his match with Emmanuel Lasker, rose abruptly and shouted aloud: "Long live the new champion!" Exchange. l'roperly Clustiiflf'ri. Mr. Willard, of Boston, tells of a cer tain person who was nominated for the office of judge of the court of common pleas. Some one remarked: "I didn't see it in the morning papers." "Oh," was the reply, "did you look under the head of accidents?" Philadelphia Led ger. o - Tho Cause of All tlio Trouble. Elolse Vhat has caused the trouble between Nettie iTrost and her husband? They are scarcely on speaking terms. Marion Oh, that's natural enough. Siie undertook to make home attractive to Jiim by the rules in an old-fashioned housewife's guide, and he took to the club at once. New York World. The Kffect Wua Klrctricul. Manager How did the thunder act affect the audience?" Critic It took the house by storm. Syra cuse Post. 9 E" Tho Arter-VlKlon. Sometime, when all life's -lessons liave been learned. And suns and stars forevermore have set, The things which our weak judgments hero have spumed, The tilings o'er which we grieved with lashes wet. Will flash before tie out of life's dark night, As stars shine most in deeper tints of blue; And we shall see how all GodV5 plans are Tight, And how what jseenied reproof was love -most true. May Riley Smith. Iookcil That "Way. Wool Benedict says his wife's clothes cost a mere trine. Van Pelt Did ho niarry.a living picture. New York World. a -& A Foolish Mnii. I told him ne'er to come again, And was It not absurd? That most ridiculous of ruen, Die took me at my word. Why is it he s so far from keen? i Twoald fill me -Trtlh dismay - If-women always-had to inea.n JSxAotty what they .say. Harper's Bazar. F10DR AT A BAL PODDRE Two Young Swells Threw a Bnrj of It Through a Window. Having Imbibod P.ather Freely 'They Pro- soatcd .Themselves Without Dros3 Suits and Were Eoquested to "Withdraw. The Bal Poudre given In Georgetown on Friday evening was a great success focially as well as financially, but thero was. an incident not down on the programmo by which it was enlivened considerably to the chagrin of those having the entertainment in charge. Among the late comers were six of tho young fellows who are always numbered amoug the leading beaux of Georgetown where thore is any dancing on the pro gramme. These young fellows had spent the earlior portion of tho evening at a diuner party with eotue othor gay young spirits, and were feeling pretty good when they turned their attention to the sub ject of attendance on the Bal Poudre. The fact that they had omitted to don their c-euing suits was amattor thatiu their way of reckoning was not going to deter them from enjoying the pleasures of the ball. Those having tho entertainment in charge, however, thought otherwise, aud lost no time in letting tho late comers have their view or tho caio. When the word wnscarricdtothedrcsslng room, where tho young fellows had gone to go through the formality of laying uside their hats, ihat their presence was neither expected uor desired m the ball-room unless they saw fit to first return home and put on the regulation evening dress, their .feelings were multitudinous. As a matter of Juct they at first refuted to believe the evidence of their own fenso of hearing. The ultimatum had, however, gouo forth and the committee hi charge or the tall ic maiued fjrm as a lock in the matter. Thereupon th" six young fellows procured a bag of flour, and as a parting compliment to the Bal Poudre. proceeded to firo It through one of the windows of the hall room, wjuere itr distributed itbelf without dis crimination upon the floor and several of the young ladies. Wlieu in response to this method of proceeding one of the floor committee followed the young fellows down stairs to expostulate with them upoiitfce unlooked-for events of the evening, he was met by a reception of the warmest kind, so far as words were concerned, and finally re tired from the scene. Judging that in thi3 case discretion was indeed the better part of valor. Conjecture is running at a lively rate as to the ultimate outcome of the affair. Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard has kindly of fered to give an illustrated talk on "Na poleon," at the Washington Club, 1710 I street, on to-morrow at 8 o'clock. The lantern slide illustrations art from Mr. Hubbard's celebrated collection of por traits of Napoleon. Proceeds in aid of a free kindergarten In Georgetown. Tickets, ?r cents, to be had fiom Miss Bell, 1Q17 ThStty-fitth street; Miss Jackson, 130-i Connecticut avenue; Brentano's; Drew's drug store, and at the door. Mrs. John AVillianiB Magnider ha1? gone to Lawrence, L, I., for a "fortnight's visit to her daughter, Mrs. Almy. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Weld, of Pennsylva nia, with their young son, are in the city for a visit to Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Mackall. Mrs. William H. Jlohrer, of Altoona, Pa., is in the city for a visit to her mother, Mrs. Mitchell. Invitations have been already issued for the ball to be given at the United Btates Naval Academy by the class of '90. The bail will take place June 7 at Uie Naval Academy Annapolis. Mrs. Washington, widow of thclatc I?ay. Director Washington, U. S. N., has gone to New Bedford, Mass., where she will re main for the summer. Naval Constructor and Mrs. Stahl are housekeeping at 2017 Q street. Mrs. Statu hnsn'tiinied to the city from her re cent sad trip to attend tho funeral of her rather, Judge D. P. Vinton. A handsome reception was given -Sntur-dav evening at National Park Seminary, Forest Glenn, Md., by Mr andMrh.Cassidy, president and lady principal respectively. The decorations were green and white, the colorsof t tie school. The halls and reception Tooms, thronged witli beautiful young ladies in dainty costumes, witn wane car nations (the school flower) made a-charmiug picture, which their guests enthusiastically appreciated. An extra coach was put on the train for the accommodation or city guests. Among those present were Mr. atid.Mrs. Scymou r TnTloch, Prof, and MrB. Hodgkins, Mrs. A. G. "Wilkinson and daughter, Mrs B, B. Lamon, Mr. Judson Lamon, Mr. and Mrs. R. X,. O'Brien, Dr. and Mrs. Swonn stedt, Dr. and Mrs. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Wnght, Mr. and Mrs. (Traham. of Baltimore, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin, Miss Lillian Hunt. Miss Allvn, of Baltimore. Miss Boggs, of Ohio, Prof. John Porler Lawrence, Dr. A. II. Giles, Dr. W. S. Washburn, Dr. R. B. Scales, Misses Priest, Marshall, Loise and Mayse; Messrs. Dane, Sprigg, Fletcher, Colquitt, Boston, Jordan, Brooks, Siebold, Browne, Insralls, Caihoun, Kinney. Lea, Yaughn, Phillips, Bankhcad aud Kysclka. HE THINKS HER INSANE. Mr. llirnej-'B Opinion of Sirs. Darllnu.tVho SayH Hit Son Whs Polhoneil. All the rriends of Dr. and Mrs. Spranger, who have been accused or causing the death or young Edward Darling by Mrs. Flora Adams Darliug, his mother, are greatly incensed at tho accusations, and condemn in no measured terms tho action of the woman, who is generally considered to be insane District Attorney Birney, counsel for Mrs. Spranger, said Saturday night: "I received a telegram 1'iom Dr. Spranger yesterday, in which he denounced the action of Mrs. Darling, and advised me to take such action in the matter that my judgmentdictated. "Uaw an interview with Mrs. Spranger had in California, where tho young couple now are on their wedding trip, in which she states that Mrs. Darling le insane. I incline very strongly to this opinion my self. "It is my desire to give all the publicity to this affair that is possible for a tnoro malicious aud altogether liascless attack j was never mado upon any human oemg. Mrs. Darling has been in tho habit of annoying not only Mrs. Spranger, but any friends who took an interest in her wel fare. "I have letters now in my possession upon which an action for criminal Hbpl could be based. She accused mc of trying to separate her son and his wite, and that was the truth in a measure, as I advised young Mrs. Darling to seek a divorce from the man. He was utterly worthless, and his drunken, overbearing, and ill treat ment of his charming young wife wasmoro than sufficient ground to warrant a separa tion. "She had very excellent counsel in the person of Mr. Gonnelly, and the elder Mrs. Darling also accused lnm of desiring tho divorce that he might iuarry his client. Mrs. Darling withdrew this accusation, saying when she saw Mr. Connelly that she did not know that ho was so old. "very one tvho knows Mrs. Spranger is outraged at this attack. She is a fcweet, lovely woman in every particular and I)r. -Sprauger seems like a frank, manly fellow who will make her happy as she deserves to be." Girln TCill n '1 i-n-Foot A.Ulgutor. Misses Moille Stanley and Ruth Craven are the heroines of the county. They yes terday killed and brought to town an alll- i gator .measuring ten feet four indies in length. It was killed lUvLakeIIaucocok, where the ladies -were fishing. Florida Citizen. 0-000i,-S- Have a little patience boys. Owirfgto the immense number of lists received in the Word-Building Contest which closed Saturday night Mr. I. Fairbrother (Supervising Principal of Fourth Division Pubiic Schools) and assistants kindly acting as a committee to examine the lists - were tinableto complete their work in season for us to announce the name of the successful competitor in this morning's "Times." They are, however, pushing with all possible speed, and you shall have the news the moment it is ours. In the meantime put your wits to work and think us up an idea f orthe next contest. til Penn. Ave.") and ) 7th Street. J ern ttgg-gig-8'g-6e-gfr g? & PICTUPJHAT WASN'T HIM Vivid 'Wont-Scape Between Walter Parisi-and Parker Mann. Tho English? Artist Had Received a Com- mand From the First Lady of the Land That Was Obeyed. A highly cultured and irate Briton, under "'commands of the first lady of the lahnd," snaking ius tkt in tho face of an impudent Yankee, is ono of tho pictures at the late art exhibition at the Cosmos Club, it was acted, not painted, and of course was not hung. The participants in the scene were Mr. Walter Paris and Mr. Parker Mann, .secre tory of the Society of Washington Ai lists. Mr. Paris is known in the first circles hero as a good-natured, whole-souled, cultivuted Englishman. He is a man of tl-e world, .knew Mine. Blavatsky intimately, has dined lete-a-tetc with royalty. Is on very friendly tcrtii3 with Senator Brice's fam ily, and Is distinctly well received at the White House. He came iiere ten years ago with a for- tuue, part of which he put into a dwelling on New Hampshire avenue, which came- to be kuowu as "Paris' Folly." Another pail lie let 6llp in other ways through his easy disposition, aud the balance he still retains. He is very, very English, has romewhat the appearance of the Prince of Wales, aud emphasizes it by cutting his beard precisely a la. mode. He has oeenin many lands, hut has '. forgotten his English . never for a moment forgotten his English training and the English traditions. The first lady in America to htm takes the place of the Queen, and her request is a command to be obeyed at once, and with out question. A lover of art, a musician f tasto and a painter of sum" celebrity, one of the genuine i artists of Washington, he sent three pictures for the recent exhibition. One of them was a view from tho roorof tho ArlingtoiiHotel, looking southward, aud the White House was the artistic outer of tho piece. Mra. Cleveland heard of this and requested to sea it. Mr. Paris called at thu Cosmos to get. It. He met Mr. Mann. Mr. Paris asked for his picture. Ho was told, a little gruffly, perhaps, that ho couldn't have it at that time. Tho condi tions of its reception forbado. "But," he explained, "Mrs. Cleveland wants to se it, you know." "Can't help' it," was tho brief reply. "The rules" "Blashtahc jiiles! The Tirst lady of the "Blast tlio.rulesl "The first lady of the kuow. Jlcr worn is law, don't you under stand." ij "No martei: you don't get it. We live up to our ruhis." "Confound tho-rulos or your nahsty little society. Yfon're a- olooming cad and if yoti'41 step'" outside here I'll punch your head ror-yoa'." " But Mr. iMann declined the invitation. "I'll have ilha't" picture for the lady," continued the indignant artist, "if I have to burst youn blooming doors in." And he j got it. i . i He huntHl'Up a frierd who was on the iuside wiUt the management of the exhibi tion, was secretly let n, took his picture ! away fora day or tv.-o and secretly returned it to the place where he found it. It hntmeiis that the nictnre is one that ! was not hung and there has been tome 1 land wishesito seo tho picture, doneher- reason. -Officers of the society t ate, how ever, that tho picture was set aside before Mr. Paris-called for it. It is stated that the management knew of the picture's teCret removal and decided that it was not worth official notice. SALVATION IS KKEUUD. llov. J..J.Tlr Invokes tin Etliicul 1'rlncl pl to 1'rovo His Assertion. "Do I Need Salvation?" was the subject of the sermon delivered last night by Bev. J. J. Muir, of. the E Street Baptist Church, this being the seventh of his course on "Living Topics." His text was taken from the Atits xvi:30: "Sirs, what shall I do to be saved?" "This," said the speaker, "was an in quiry eminently fitting him who made it, a Roman jailor appalled by au earthquake and fearful lest the prisoners in his care should escape; but is it not equally a lif ting inquiry for the highly respectable citizen of the present day?" The speaker concluded that It Is; that this is a vital question for the respectable citizen as well as the dweller in the slums. " 'Scratch a Russian and you find a Tartar;' scratch society, even the highest, and you find under a thin veneer ing the same weakness outcropping as in the most lowly. There is a link of com mon Interest and common failing connect ing the highest to the lowest. "It is a principle in ethical philosophy that there is great discrepancy between knowledge and practice of ethical truth. The ought is larger in the ideal than in tho actual. When one tecomes really con scious of this, and applies it to himself, he then sees tho need of salvation. "But this is not enough. There must be a deep soul-thirsting for God. Mau must have tho laws ot obedience regnant in his nature. He must feel that he Is not fit to stand before the great white throne, and have that great searching light thrown upon his soul. Then lie will strip him self of nil pretense, and throw himself upon the mercy of God. He must have a consciousness or utter inability to heh himself to feel the full need of salvation?' DR. SHADE'S CnLORJDUM TREATMENT FOR CONSUMPTION SAID TO BE THE "GREATEST DISCOV ERY OF THE CENTURY." In addition to t?iree Washington Physi cians testifying to Dr. SHADE having cured them of Tubercular Consumption, many others have also been cured. IT you are skeptical,- why don't you investigate and be convinced. Dr. P. Brett Morgan, Protcssor br 'Lung Diseases inthe San Erancisco1 Homeopathic College, Cala., says: "DR. jSHADE'S CULORIDUM TREATMENT. FOR CONSUMPTION Is the greatest discovery of this century." The Hon. ,fotgan R. Wise, Congressman from Pennsylvania, who was under DR. SHADE'S v treatment for a Complicated Lung Trqu&le, says: "I most heartily recommend DR. SHADE as icing, in my estimation, the greatest Lung Specialist in this country.' Office-hours-. to 11 a. m ltor3, and 1 4 to6 p.,m..-.. , Consultation, and examination free. 0 - 04$&&d2& - - - 9A 4 "Saks1 Comer," 4 4 stiai'aqpgiiP - aBggx - - g .Citizens of the County Aroused , In Regard To Politics. CHARGES AGAINST OFFICIALS Serious Accusations of Commonwealth At orney and Sheriff Veitch Hatristratea Eaid To Be Guilty of Misappropriating Finos Contrasted View3 or An Honsst Old Tarmer and a Jackson City Bummer. "Is chaos to be or not to tie?" This is the all-consuming theme through out Alexandria county. The citizens sizzle with political heat. They cry "woah" to their Jiorsus, and leaning on tho handles of the plow or hoe, discuss the situation. Tliey tarry at the corner stores to talk it over, aud as they meet under their own vino and fig tree at eventide tbi3 ques tion is the exclusive topic. Political meetings are being held nightly. In the school houses, churches and stores of the tlnve districts. The county election -will take place ou May 23, and when the polls close at sunset of that day the moral fate of Alexandria county will have been J determined for another year. Victory of the reform ticket, pledged as it is to enforce the law against vice. menus the reclamation of the county, and ,,,.. i. .,,. ,,,. u,.,,.-,. nr,.i nii.ti.o.im HIU LillliQ Ul HIV UII4IUUJ U4IU WfUH-'WUil. dens of Jackson City and liosslyn. DEFEAT MEANS DISGRACE. The defeat of this ticket by the slum mites of the county, by the drunks of Itoss- lyn, the thugs of Jncksou City, and the rene- gades -of Alexander Island, means that the J fair name of Old Yirginia, historic in ' chivalry and kuighthood, shall be mired deeper in the slough of despond. j One element Is animated with laudable zeal to reJeem the name of the county. The other element is Inspired to retain the most law-forsaken, crime-infested villain gangs and cliques that curse the ritjg peopled section on the American continent. A reporter for The Times traveled through the county yesterday and the two sides of tho case were told him. One side was presented by a sun-bronzed farmer with matted gray hair tumbling in ankempt masses through holes in an old straw hat; with a.-'ooHaWcss tick shirt caught at the throat v, 1th a white China button; with jean pants and a pitched bottom, aud with blue yarn sock peering at the reporter through run-down, worn-out cowhide boots. In substance, this is what he said "These fellers have cot to mind the laws J of Virginia, or they've cot to'eet out Of i Virginia. Ther can't roost here. The rnn in v t.niri.rs mat. side in with tnem have I got to go too." i OLD VIRGINIA NEVER TIRES "There's enough of the old stock or Vir ginia people loft In this county still to make them do it. Our ancestors were not afraid to fight for what they thought to be right, and we ain't, either." There was a candid, manly ring in his voice, and a cool, ' steady light in his determined gray eyes ' as he said this. ; The other side of the controversy was ; presented by tvhat was once a man.is he j satmu an empty beer keg, on the porch or a Sunday saloon, Tjcucath a liquor sign. He j simmered itrthesparkling sun, that in all its wanderings looked down on such unholy Sabbath scenes like those in Alexandria county, Virginia. He was soggy, lazy, liloatcd and blood-shot from distempering j dnnk, yet ho had that furitive, suspicious, i haunted manner so peculiar to his class, i There was a vain effort at spottiness in j his togs". Crossing his legs and blowing a i blast ot smoke from his Savannah reflector, he said: "When I want a drink, when I want to shoot crap, put my money on the red or the black, shout keno when 1 get my buttons in a row, call the turn on odd or even, under or above a seven, 1 am going to do it Sun day or no Sunday, police or no police, law or no law. It's my business and nobody's else. We are going to have our rights it we have to fight Tor them," and there was.the stealthy gleam ot a murderous knife in his blood-shot glance. CHARGES AGAINST OFFICIALS. Damaging charges have been made at cross-road aud in farmhouse throughout the county against Commonwealth Attorney Richard W. Johnson, Sherirf Veitch, and the various constables. The constables are charged with pinching ordinary wayfarers on minor charges, such j as profanity, fast driving, disorderly, ex- posurc, etc., and "fctanding in" with tho ' magistrates on the "divvy" of tho fines. Notwithstanding the number of arrosts of petty and comparatively innocent trans grUdsurj., the loiai amount ot rue tines tor Alexandria county for the pasL year, as shown by the report of tho clerk of the court of the board of supervisor? , was $23. In a single case, that of the Walker Chapel matter, tho fines summed up 15, leaving but $ for Tines for tho remalnderof thecounty for one year. JMiei i i . tirted wilh opins con- cerned In this conspiracy' between the magistrates and the constablos.and Com monwealth Attorney Johnson is accused of being "on to" the combine. He is charged wilh violating the laws ho has sworn to uphold by pationizing tho foreign books. He Ii charged with acting improperly in running his horses, betting, and attending a race track which it is claimed is being operated without the saticton of, the law. It is alleged by tho other side that only the money which Is being spent crookedly in his behalf by the outlaws and thugs can save him from a damning defeat at xnc hands of the very people with whom he has been reared and Tvhose interests, they claim,, ho has betrayed. The reformers will hold a public meeting at Game's school in Washington district to-tiight. SIoKJiiloy Tnrlfr leuxw Mevtlng. At the regular meeting of the MeKiifley Tariff League lastJFriday resolutions .wnre adopted for tho league lo earnestly en deavor to'help the success of the Republican party in tho coming campaign and to con tinue to form new clubs In the District of Columbia and the eonthcrn States. The officers elected for the ensniug year -were: Lewis Willis, president; Yorick W. Smith and Robert H.,Key vice presidents: James B. Ellis, secretary; and S. E. Jones, cor-twsjimiriinr'-Kfveretarv. Seven menibershave j been .added to the league. A, special committee was appointed to go to Columbus,and wait upon Gov.-McKiuloy. araOBI&JfijFEBIEHT; WgK&Jto&LJSiG There's a nice distinction between cheap clothing- and clothing- cheap. The former is false economy the latter true. Don't forget there's as much evil in pay ing too little as paying too much. We regulate our prices to meet the popular demands but we never sacrifice "worth" in doing it. You'll find a good example of this in our $10 Men's Suits. At present a great demand exists for $10 Suits and we've sacrificed most of our rightful profit in making them to reach our standard. Here's our standard for our $10 buits all wool fabrices very good trimmings mnrle bv evnprifnref1 tnilors and ner- $ feet fitting. You'll be lucky elsewhere for $12. Wed have to get $I2 for 'em, too if we weren't manufactur ers. Manyt,different kinds but the best of 'em all aire the Black Clays Cheviots and Serges. Money back or satisfac tion and a liberal allowance if a gar ment doesn't turn out as we recom mend it Can anything be us once. EMAN BR0 COR. 7TH AND NO BEAXCH HOUSE IX THIS C1TT. Do You Want Cheaper Gas? If so, write your name and address in this coupon and send it to THE TIMES. NAME ., :v ADDRESS 2 You can help to save Washington a half million dollars each year by writing your name and address in the above coupon and sending- it to THE TIMES, to be used in preparing a petition to Congress asking for cheaper gas. S1LSBY 8c COMPANY; BANKERS AND BROKERS. New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Norfolk. Stocks, Wheat, Provisions and Cotton are advancing- in price. Conditions are favorable. Confidence is restored Do not fail to inquire into the financial responsibilityof your PO"c'rA vvti vuwyuur uiutsrauu iBBiiureyou win oe sat- ' IStied With results. , Local Offices: Metropolitan Bank Buildln;. Seventh and F Streets. Pa. Ave Long-distanco Telephone. oOa if li- JT1 Jl T if rinc, Ulli ies f Never So ! Low Before. We've much more on hand than -we can conveniently carry. Wo must closo out part of our stoct AT ONCE. Yoi can't nlp buy- iag after you learn our prires. ' THEY'RE WAY BELOW THE KEGtlAK 2IAKKET VALUE. No matt cr whether you need them aow or not they 11 keep, you know. Better coma to-day. Tho brand tcu Tant may be gouo tc- morrow. Dealers all over the city are "sleeking up." SCOTCH WHISKY, TAYLOR, 4, 6, 8 and 10 years old. CORN WHISKY. NORTH CAROLINA 4 yoars old TENNESSEE i years old BOURBONS. CRITERION 5 years old HfPY 5 years old JUDLE RUN C, years old GAFF SOUR 3IASI1 1 years old HUME SOUR MASH 6 years old RYES. ARLINGTON. 4 and 6 years old GRAY" G yoars old MONTICEI.LO 5 years old MILL RIVER. 5 years oM MELVALE 5 years old MATT1NGLY 5 years old MOUNT VERNON S years old OVEKHOLT 4 aud 7 years old OLD FASHION RYE t5 years old SUNNY MDE 7 yeara old SHERWOOD 6 years old GUCKENIIEISIER 5 years old STEWART HALF RYE 5 yoars.old 91 f 9 SPECIAL BRANDS. PRIVATE STOCK Rye OLD VELVET , Ryo CAI5INET. -Rye BARBOUR'S XX Ryo BARBOUR'-S XXXX -Rye CHESTER f l JasJL. Barbour $ 9 ot un, WHOLESALE GKCC.ERS, LIQUOR DEALERS AND CATERERS TO HOTELS, 614-616 Pa. Ave. Iler Retort. ,Gussy Why do you o persistently vrear the hairof another woman on your head?" Beatricze For the same reason that you VtcarthQ Skin or another calf on your feet. The Great Divide. A Two Kinds ot Norve. ilea's nerve runs In different directions. Some men with money have the nerve to resist getting married, whllesome poor men have to marry at the iirst opportunity. Atchison Globe. Iloltzmau'fl restaurant, Ninth and E streets northwest, will open soon. An nouncement otdate in Times later. e Z to get as good S Yv frf 0 fairer? TryV' 0 (3- ' I E STS. N. W. & rth and FINANCIAL. f, Equitable i - vo-operanve Building Association. Those who contemplate building or tho purchase of property, or have nii.rta;; s to oarortandneedmoney.shoaldascerta ati.a termsuDonwhiehloanscaRbeobtainedfr m the Equitable. L aremaderooayableTnrr- ntMy lustailmeBts. Settlen-t' t in full or m part may be xojL" at- ny time. Interest is i :y Charged to dat" of se'riOiiiir. "When part of a loan is settled ine mommy ins. x .i. s reducedproportionately. B r rowers are extended ev. r 13.-crtityandencourasen.e'1-t re turn loans ana pay l. r tcr property. osns 29tW issue of stock onn Jors'ibST.rt n and frst navment ..nd a'tr L April 16. Shares 52-50 niri.fUj. ASSETS. S1.4I.306.1Q Information coiitermnE: t?i ...'v ,n taces. temw. hew to proceed, & c .a be obtained upon apsticatiuu at tv.a office. EQUITABLE BUILDING. 10i3Fsr nw. Thomas SoruerviH". President A. J. Scharrnrt. Vice Pres-de Geo. W Casilar. 2d Vice President. John Joy Edson. Secretary. Workingmen and others whose occupation? prevent them from m3long deposits '. r -g regular banking hours will f iad it con venient to visit the Union Savings Bank, 1222 FSt.N.W. which is open EVERY SATt I J AY NIGHT bet ween the hoorsof 6 andS. (Four per cent, intereston savings account.) Garments Stored All Summer For S1.00. OVERCOATS, FUR CArES, DRESS SIITS ani CARRIAGE tOBES kept In cold storage roc :r.3, where raoths cannot devour nor buffalo hugs ite stroy, for tho sniall sum or Ono Dollar tl for th season. Trunks -f t'lothia?. Rugs an 1 C tr pets, stored and guaranteed against moths, etj;, at tho lowest posaiMo rate American SccHritv & Trust Co. V J. BELL. President. Fireproof f tcrapo Warehouse II 10 13th St Banking IIouso IliO 15:h St. Find our 51 glasses to answor every a requirement EEGLASSES GrsS SVKTTA'I.(S !!mJ !th nni- 'F'TN- S3 EST LENKS. Ej Eyes examined, and tho proper gj glasses fitted and adjusted, without si extra charge. ra McAllister & Co.. OPTICIANS, 1311 F Street N. W. (Next Sua Bllj) m I f&&ZK-Z1XiM&3X& CE HYGIENIC HEALTHFUL. THKJ1ARDEST THE BEST. MADEOFPURESPRTNG WATER. Telephone -It Office ltSJ F at. n. w n i ! ''hsjjjU .-