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"SF9K1?F i -xmffF- T ,Yf$WZi r-WTRfc" THEWA fjctse you Sent & as Coupon? VOL. 2. iNO. 421. WASHEtfOTOjSr, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 123 1895 sixteen pages Asm ART SUPPLEMENT. THREE CENTS. TIMES $4,275 in Gold GIVEN AWAY. To each person buying one or more lots at Woodmont on or nfter May 11, 1895, and commencing to build a houso costing not less than $l,000boforo June 15, 1895, and completing said house before November 1, 1895,""we will give cash prizes as follows: 6300 Xor the first houso completed; $275 lor the second; $250 for the third; $225 for the fourth; $200 for the fifth; $175 for the sixth; 150 for the seventh: and to the next seventeen persons building under above conditions $150 each. FREE-One Year's Travel In addition to the cash prizes, each person building and residing at "Woodmont before November 1, 1895, under conditions named above, will get a ticket good for one year's transportation over the Electrio Road. WOODMONT-For Health. WOODMONT-For Wealth. WOODMONT-For a Home. WOODMONT-For an Invest . merit. You have heai'd of it. "" You have read of it. You may think you- know of it But have you SEEN it? . It will pay yon to investigate. We famish transportation. The Elec tric Cars ran every 15 minutes from 32d and M streets, Georgetown. Prices. $100 to $200 per lot. 9 Terms, $2 down and 1 weekly. No Interest. No notes. No mortgages. No taxes. We Insure Your-Lffe. In the event of the death of a purchaser we will give a deed in fee with out further cost to the legal heirs as designated, provided. However, that the payments have never been more than two weeks in arrears, and that said Customer-was in good health at the time of the purchase. THE TITLE To this property has been examined and is insured by the District Title Insurance Company. Take Time by the Forelock" and by the aid of an Electric Car from 32d and II streets, Georgetown, you will soon be at WOODMONT, and mcanwhilo have enjoyed tho most beau tiful ride outI Washington. This you owe to your "health," even if you don't care for "wealth," home or an investment. Our representatives will be on the grounds every day, Sunday included. For Further Information and Free Tickets to See WOODMONT CALL ON WOOD, HARMON & CO. 525 13th St. N. W., City. 1 m I h 'I- RIDERS CL1EB BITCHES Chevy Chase Sportsmen Rode a Steeplechase. KON EASILY BY THE WIDOW Mr. Butterf ield'a Chundygnff Came in Second "W. E. Eurle, Jr., Made n Fine Start Jumps "Were Highen Than the Herniation The Course "Was a Stiff One Fine Prizes. A more natisfactory race has never been Been at ywhere was the sentiment of fully 1,000 epectators who witnessed the '00 Inaugural steeplocbase of the Clievy Chase Hunt yesterday afternoon. The hour for the start had been Bet for 4 o'clock, but the breaking ot a dam on the course prevented the trlders from getting away until aftcr-5 o'clock. This unavoid able accident caused every one to be caught In a havy shower of rain which, though dampening the bright spring costumes of tho ladies, did not stem to detract from the ardor of the sport For an bur before the time announced for the start carriages and pedestrians poured into the reserve lnclosar s, reminding old-timers of a Derby day on boincot the large racecourses. BPOItTED THE SILK., Oe.t of the six nominations all sported the Bilk ..r-verf as follows. Mr. J. Henry Mc Caulej'a Clinker, ridden by Mr. P. 8. Brown, Mr. Cltrtou Perrin'a Ranger, rid den by Mr Itoblnson Riley; Mr. C. IL Stone's Farewell, ridden toy Mr. Lewis Eark Mr Joseph Hoilowaj's The Widow, ridden by Mr. U. D. Benner; Mr. A. P. PadiHa'6 The Moor, ridden by the owner, and llr Jostiu Buttcrfield's Chandygoff, ridden by Mr. Robert Wollcck. It vis r 10 when Mr W E Earle, Jr., clerk cf the course, turued the blatters ovi r t Mr l lareuco Moore, who in perfect al gtmii tit fee nt tliom on their journey "The Widow" led over tho first jump, closely follow id by Farewell and Charley Gaff. The hcrsos then tcpt close together and little chnngcb took placo until the most lonn.duble dbstacle In tho course was reached Tins was a dam fourteen reet nvide A little sbjness in the racers was liotjocnble andlhey lined up so closely that bardlj a t-trcak of daylight could be seen between them. ' CLEARED THE BREACH. A good piece of going was struck, how- ..- Jt .,- ...Im.l. 1 1 . V. V. I. with a nicety which brought .prolonged amid thundering applause The WlddTv and cheers from, those who saw the Jump. The home btretch was now reached and Chandgatf thnred the labt fence abreast. Jn another second Mr. TJ. D. Benner had t his mount a winner by nearly four lengths TChaudygau was the second, wnilo the rest ot"nhfieId struggled in at Intervals. T"-o coursewUich was a stiff ono, was ILr a and a half mites In length. The time "Was eleven minutes aud thirty seconds. When It Is talen into, consideration that two of tho fences were four feet eight inches In height, two inches higher than w,u. lu Uca.vu ui u.Cucun,ed to.day Thirty-five thousand dol I iimi e it f I lilt! I I the regulation Jump of the National Stecple ' chast Association, the time made was re I mnrkable. The prizes were a magnificent silver cup, fourteen iuches high, beautifully en- Tiffany's, New York; and smaller cup of similar pattern, which went to the second winner. SHE'S A THOROUGHBRED. "The Widow," the w mar, is a compactly built gray mare.by Antrim, a thoroughbred. She is seven years old aud -was raised by Mr. TliomaB "White, of Poolsville, Md. She took three prizes as light-weight bunterrac the Baltimore horse show and has carried the whip all season with the Chevy Chase hounds. The following were noticed at the meet; ing Mr. and Mrs. George Dunn and Miss Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. Belknap, th Misses ritten, Mr. and Mrs. Pfoulke, and Miss Pfoulke, Mr, Frauk Andrews, Mrs. Edgar, Mr. Prentic- Nutt, Mr. Charles McCauloy, the Misses Pauucefote, Mr. and Mrs. cur ford Perriu. Baron Clemens von Kcteler, Senor Don Miguel Covarrublas, Mr. J. A. W. Grip, Mrs. Claggett and MiRS Clng gett, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wallick, Lieut. Short, U. S. A.; Capt. Cnecver, U. S. A,.; Hon. and Mrs. New lauds, Mrs. George Helen, Miss Boardman and many others. The steward 8, Mr J. T. Mason Blunt, U S A; Mr. W. A. Marrow, Mr. George Dunn, Mr C Moore and Mr. Ciureuce R. Edwards, U. S A. After the festivities in the field the officers of the club, accompanied by their lady friends, sat down to dinner nt tlie Chevy Chase Club. The pleasures of tho day were brought to a close by an informal dance in the ball room of the club. MORE TELE PHONE COMPETITION. Bell Company "Will Have Another Cor uoration After It Soon. Madison, Wis., May 11. A deal was con summated here last night by which the cxclusivo control of tho French Milno telephone pat entqmthernitcdStates passed to a company headed by Madison capital ists which had absorbed the Minneapolis company, the Standard Telephone and Electric Company, which has Lcld control of the patents for the past five months. It is intended to push competition with the Bell Company v gorously, not merely In Wisconsin, but to extend it over the entire country. The rights to the French patents tecured are for five jears, but are subject to renewals. A Prussian Minister "Warned. Berlin, May 11. It is reported thatHerr Von Koeller, the Prussian minister of tho Interior received an annonymous letter yesterday, warning him that he would go the way of the late President Carnot, of France, who waB assassinated at Lyous" last June, llerr Ton Koeller is suid to have shown the letter to thepresidentof the" Reichstag, Herr Ton Buol-Hereuberg, A Brewer's will. Newark, N. J , May 11. The will of tho late John H. Ballantlnc. the brewer. -term ' -..-- , .. - lare was lert 4o several charitable institu tions, $5,000- to each. The American Bible Society waB one of the number. The residue of the .estate was lert to his widow and four children. A Noted Forger Arrested. Boston, Mass., May 11, The Boston bank squad have arrested Georgo O. DaviB, alias George Carson, who is Enid to be one of the cleverest forgers in the country, and who has been operating In thih cltv for tlie past few days, lu ten days he has obtained nearly $20,000 on forged paper from banks here and at New Bedford. ' mm meh's n& Excursion of the Board of Trade to Marshall Hall. PLANKED SHAD THEIR AIM Thoy Got Thnt and a Good Deal More Besides Secretary Ilerbert.tbeDlw trict Commissioners and a Number of Notables From New York and Baltimore Their Guests. Whenever tho Board of Trade goes a Maying there is always an abundance of wit, courtesy, hospitality aud eloquence on tap ashore aud afloat. That most rep resentative body ot the most representative city, went qu an immense picnic yesterday, to eat the most representative fisli thnt swims the Potomac, and peopleTwho have been there many a time asseverate that the day they celebrated yesterday was a day to be spelled with a much redder letter than those of former anniversaries. The rain tried hard to spoil the festivi ties, but failed dnmally; in fact, it only cooled off the atmosphere, and never touched tlie convivial enthusiasm of tho day. The weather could not play agaiust the full hand held by the committee of ar rangements, who were S. W. Woodward, chairman; Theo. W. Noyes aud John B. Wight, who were ably assisted by Presi dent B. H. Warner, Dr. F. L. Moore aud incidentally by the board as a committee of the whole. A GOODLY COMPANY. It was a lovely day when the Macalester left her wharf with -100 souls on board, and among them Secretary of the Navy Herbert, Commissioners Ross, Powell and Truesdell, Dr. Tindall, Representative Coombs, of New York, Dr. Gregg, awltty Presbyterian divine of New York, II. Jackson of the Committee of Seventy ot New York, and the followiug heavy artil lery from Baltimore: Major L. L. Jack son, president of the exposition; George C L. Wedderburn, W. J. C. Delaney, E Harvey Smith, O.L Rhodes, W. T Beidier, Major Frederick Brackett aud John R. Bland. These were the most prominent fo the guests, all of whom, notwithstanding vari ous protests, wentalong cocked and primed with some admirable speeches. It is true Uiat some of these were not de livered. The Macalester was, of course, loaded "With flue people aud good things, espec ially, Tokay, Rhine wine, Sauterne, cheese and- ham sandwiches,. The first number on the programmfrwas a luucll, winch wna served as soonr aB "the Macalester turued her nozzle down stream. Four, hundred pcoplo tried to get into a small dining room which slightly Increased 'the steamer's draught oir ttiat side, and this miracle was performed by tho time the vessel drew up at Indian Head, AT INDIAN' HEAD. At this point Secretary Hurnertwas the central figure. It was on the cards to see and hear some of the big guua perforate the Carnegie plate armor. Lieut. Mnson, in chaige at the proving grounds, gave tho visitors an opportunity of hoaringa six-inch gun, a Hotchkiss and a rapid fire five inch. Tlie biggest guns, however, remained dumb. From Indian Head the exrurbinuists went to Marshall Hall, from which the odor of planked shad was perceptible for a mile anil a half. Itdid not take long for tlnr evellers to reach the pfrce on the hill where the holocausting of the fish was in progress. There were two dinlng-roonJs, one under the umbrageous oaks and elms and another in the refectory. Not having rehearsed the programme 300 of the excursionists entered the hall and got ready for business. Hut tlie fi?h were notdoue and the wh'ole crowd was Invited to take a walk under the trees. Then it began to rain on the salt and porous,' put delicious bread on the tables out .under the trees where the fete cham petre was to be had. The salt was ruined, but the bread was saved. JOLLTCST BANQUETETER GITEN. The problem waB then to get the 400 into a hall where seats had been provided for 250. The first to get in, it is said, were Secretary Herbert and the three Commissioners, who got in by the back door; some others got in m an equally surreptitious manner through the windows, for the bavor ot the shad was very strong. The force of circumstances made the crowd dine in two sections. No grace waBsald and there was nobene diction, but it was the jolliest banquet evergivensincetherirstshad was discovered nailed to an oak plank. The utmost good humor prevailed, and President Warner took occasion to compliment the boys on their patient endurance which exemp'.flied the scripture, he said, that "all things come to those who wait." After the plank shad, which was merely the viand in chief of an excellent feast, at w hich wine flow cd in rivulets, while the rain came down in torrentE, the crowd ad journed to the pavilion where the speaking was to be held. The anniversary address was made by Prebideut Warner, who paid some hand some compliments to tho TJ. S. navy and to the Secretary of the Navy, who was called on for a speech. As Mr. Warner's remarks w ere partly a toast to the navy, Mr. Herbert responded. He confefse dbe didn't expect to be called on, but was obliged to acknowledge the courtesies of tho board. He suggested, however, that Representative Coombs could make a speech, aud he knew that he had been studying it up during dinner. WASHINGTON'S GLORIES. Mr. Coombs was then called out, and delivered quite a neat addresB, in which he spoke of the glories and beauties of Washington, and was applauded when he said Uiat the legislation on the trolley subject was in such a condition that tlie people of the city need not fear that they would ever hear the whiz of the trolley on their streets. Commissioner Truesdell made a capital speech. He said that he had tried to borrow, for the occasion, the Baptist Convention speech of Commissioner Robs, bul tlie latter had told him that he needed It to deliver before tlie coming police offirtal convention. lie had also tried to borrow either of two 8peeecbes of Commissioner Powell en titled ''The Co-relation of Forces," and "Original Sin, or the Modern Newspaper," bjt had failed. He, therefore, had to go it alone on his own merits. Mr. Truesdell then, speaking seriously, "defended tho form and conductor the city government, re plied to some criticisms at Mat. Powell's military style and methods, held that cor porations should pay a "fair share of the taxes, aud that churches should pay taxes on all property not used for church pur poses SOME WHO WERE THERE. Rev. Dr. Gregg was the next speaker. He was followed by. President Jackson, of the Baltimore Exposition", Maj. Fred erick Brackett, John R. Bland and H. John Bon, of New York. The noard of trade was well represented among those on board, in addition to those mentioned, being H. A: Wlllard, W. K. Ellis, Ban McCarthy, E. G. Gray, H. E. Roberts, Walter Wellman, L. M. Reaves, D. Carroll Dlggs, C. B. Boynton, WANTED At once, two rhiiHhplmpn Apply Monday morning EISEMAN BROS., raruur in ana ; streets nortnwesc. John M. Rcvnolds, Commissioner Eochren, J. G. Gurley, W. H. O'Neill, Noble D. Lamer, Frame Dieudonne, A. S. Worthlng ton, A. P. Fnrdon, Johnsonr Parker, O. G. Staples, John C, Parker, John B. Lamer, Archie Waddil, J. T. D. Pjles, A. Gude, W. I. Miller, A.M. Rend. Georgo A. Armes, W. B. Tan WJckle, E. Hyer Allen, George H. yHaIl, J. H. Hopkins, O. W. Fairfax, D. R, McKee, Woodbury Wheler, Lorry Cliappcll, M. A. Balllnger, W. K. Ellis, L G. Rapdall, F. A. Gurlev, T. L. Holbrook, A. W. Mnllery, E. S Parker, Dr. R. Holbcn, J. 8. Pool, L. M. Suunders, A. Consul, Gen. Stlneinetz, E. G. McQunde, Walter Wilmarth, Amos Webster, G. Whittlesy. All the events and incidents of the trip were decoious and pleasing. &DIES ON DRfSS PUBJiDE Leading Feature of the First Day at Camp Snowden. WASHINGTON BOYS ARE PROUD Fenciblea and Morton Cadets Present ed Their ItcupectlveSponsorH.AIaids ot Honor and Chaporone Vltli Suit able Emblemu of Tlielr Loyalty Gaily Decorated Carriages. Camp Snowden, Memphis, Tenn.,May 11. TheNationalFenciblesandMorton Cadets arrived in Memphis this mornng at 8:06 and a more tired anif travel-stained lot of men never alighted from the cars. The Fencibles marched to (he Peabody Hotel, breakfasted, washed up and went out to camp. The Mortons went imme diately to camp where quarters were assigned them. After breakfasting -the boys went out for a practice drill. , At four o'clock tbe'troops were assembled in column of companies for general review and introduction of sponsors,- BRILLIANT SCENE INCAMP. The carriage horses decorated in the colors of their respecllvo companies pre sented a brilliant scene as they wheeled in front of the several companies where the introduction to officera and men took place. The Fencibles' ladies had their trap beautifully covered with, green, ami 'old gold. Capt. Donier, in bhalt of the com pany, presented theirspow.or, MJBgIniO-ene Snowden, with a handsome gold belt buckle, formed of the company's buttous, the nuldtf or honor, Miss Duke and Miss Tracy, andchaperonc, Mrs. R.B. Snowden, with gold pins. COMPANIES FELT -PLEASED. The Morton's sponsor, "Miss Mary Latham Pcte., maids of honor, Miss, Ualuey and MIsb Freeman, and cbaperont;, Mrs. R. H. Allen, hud their carriage gaily Unimed In tbecompany'Bcolors, blrfe and.gray. Both companies expressed 'tncmfiPlvrs as greatly pleased with the ladies' dress pa rade, which then followed afttir ihe ceru monicHOt the day were ovorH and Ifie Jroops w ent back to camp. - J DRILL OrKXD. - Camp Sobofield Seen-lts Vi fat Tiny of Military 1,1 fb. Memphis,, Mny 11. Despite the chilly threatening weather the crowd at Mont gomery Park this afternoon to Witness the formal opening of the drilp' numbered up-, wards of 3,000 people, a large majority Of whom were ladies. Their enthusiasm for the sturdy sons of Mara was hearty and demonstrative. The feature of the opening ceremonies was the presentation of the variouB com- paidps to their sponsors. After the troops had been called to dress parade, Bhortly after 3 o'clock this afternon, the sponsors with their chaperoned and. maids, representing the. best society of the city, were driven in gaily decorated carriages to ppsiuons in front ot their respective companies, where the presentation oc curred, and the colors were delivered to each sponsor. Then ollowed a prradq around the grounds. The afternoon's exercises wcre-concluded with a brief drill at 6 0'tlock, participated in by all thecoinpaulesatlhegrounds. This evening a largo crowd enjoyed a concert programme by the Iowa 8tateBand. Camp Schorield presents an animated scene to-night. It is cool enough for camp fires and the boys are making the most of the thirty-six hours that remain before the hard work of tho drill begius iu social enjoyment. INO ACTION AGAINST MEADE. Secretary Herbert Has Xotblng to Say on tlio Subject. Admiral Meade, who is in Washington, stopping at the Army aiid Navy Club, did not call at the Nayy Department yester day. Possibly this was owing to the fact that Secretary Herbert left the department at noon on an excursion to Indian Head. The admiral's criticisms upon the admin istration as published, .are .still tho sub ject of much gossip innavalcirclea. and there is considerable speculation us to the course htat will be taken by the. administration in this matter. Careful. inquiry fails to show that any official actiou has yet been taken. . .. BURLED IN A. LANDSLIDE. Traffic on the- Pennsylvania "Railroad Suspended for a Day. Huntingdon, Pa., -Maylls-r This after noon aB an eastbound 'freight train "was pasbing the narrows,' neaV Alontj Union, a landslide occurred on .Terrace Mountain, lying parallel to the traeksand.the engine, tender, and eighteen cars wer.& burled under hundreds of tons 6f rock and earth, The train crew escaped unjijjured. A cloud burst occurred just previous to the giving way ottheslde of the mountain, and this, it is believed, unclormifieaIie earth and caused the slide. The traqks of the Pennsylvania Railroad are covered for nearly a mile and traffic on the mhldle di vision has been temporarily suspended. It is not believed that any trains will get through inside of twenty-four hours. SCHOONER FOUNDEBJfD. "Wreck Off the Const at Atlantic City and tho Crew SaSed. Atlantic City, N. J., May 11. The schoon er Mary Ella, Capt. Swjft from Hampton Roads, Ta., with a cargo of ajbters for Gilbert & H-enry Conovor, off Abesecon, struck on a bar off the l(ving saving station to-night and, lost her rudder. Tho schooner drifted helplessly on the dangerous shoals at the inlet entrance and foundered a short; time afterwards. Tbo craw was taken off by the Government life savers. An Injunction Against "TrUby." Denver, Col., May 11, Judge HallcU, In tho United States district court to-day, Issued an order on tfi application of Harper & Brothers, of$New Tork, for an injunction restraining tho management of the Lyceum Theater In this city from playing "Trilby." vJTtfel pla'y has been givon at the theater all "the week Catholic Church Denounced in the Southern Baptist Convention. REV. MR. CRANPIELD'S SPEECH ,"No Fourth ot July Orations Can Crumble Her Temples," Replies Rev, Mr. Piclcarfl Committee on Papal FJeldH -IteportR Gratifying Progress in Different Countries. The feature of the night session of the Southern Baptist convention was the report of the committee on Papal fields, submitted by Rev. Mr. Sproles, of Mississippi. The report stated that although the work in Italy bad met with great opposition from the church and state, considerable progress had been made aud that the work in Brazil had been hindered by political disturbances and the opposition or tho clergy. In Mexico it bad been less difficult. Rev. J. C. HIdon, of Tirglnia, made a very temperate address on the report, depre cating assaults ou Catholics. He depre cated the opposition developing to the Cath olic schools and declared that iu hia opinion tho Catholics wore as often right as the Baptists. CATHOLICISM DENOUNCED. Rev. Uldau's address drew forth from Rev. Mr. Crunsfield, ot Texas, a most vio lent and sensational denunciation of Cathol icism. He declated that the iron baud ot tho Pope gripped alike America, Spain and Brazil. If this speech were to be his last, he said, he would consider It a noble heritage for his children that he had stood before the Baptist convention and said, in the fear of God, that he bellved Romanism was the arch enemy of enlightenment and freedom. This declaration was answered with a chorus of "amens," which were renewed when he stated that it there was any pa ganism, Catholicism was paganism. He declared that Romanl6m had -inserted its hand in the public treasury, and had filched therefrom millions. "I shall never be satisfied," he con cluded, "until the doors 'ot the convent are opened, aud every imprisoned nun can tell her tale of distress, and until Rome can no longer eeud here a papal legate to Influence legislation. When Roman Catholicism dies the rum traffic dies with It." GREAT WORK OF THE CHURCH. Rev. W. M. Pickard of Louisvlllejn an eloquent appeal, stayed the tumult aroused by the utterances of Rev Cranfield. He drew rapidly a sketch of the great work Of the Cath'ollc. church "Sixteen centuries of holv hlstorv." said he. "crowd around the Vatican, and no Fourth of JulyT oration oan crumble her temples," " Rev. J. H. MeCyrmick, a Baptist mis sionary to Mexlcbj-Jatd tlie resposibility for tlie insurrections aud rebellions of that country at Uie door of a "prostituted priesthood." The report was adopted, OUier reports from the foreign mibhion board occupied the remainder ot the session. At 3.30 p. ni. this evening appropriate exercises Iu mumory ot the late Dr. J, A. BroaditB. President of the Southern Han- .fTbcdlplcal Senrfnary, will be held af'tbe'Flttjt Baptist Church. Tho programme of Monday conshjta of the report ot the committee ou time, placed and meeting or the nextconvenlion; finances of the Foreign Mission Board, woman's work, finances of the home mission board, the work among the colored, and the work among the foreign population. On Tuesday the following matters will be considered. Unfinished business, building board, vice president's report, nominations, enroll ment and miscellaneous business. GIVING TITHES. At Uie morning session yesterday, Dr F. M. Ellis submitted the report of the com mittee on tithing This paper recom mended that the State conventions, dis trict associations, pastors, churches aud missions gle earnest heed and active co operation in their efforts to educate our people in paying systematically to God not less than one-tenth ot their income. Revs. E. Y. Mullins, of Baltimore, G. A. Loftou or Teruif tsee, F. II. Kerfoot of the Southern Theological Seminary of Louisville, spoke in favor of the tithiug sjstem. Rev. D. T. Turger caused a mild sensa tion by requesting those ministers who hon estly followed the titldng sjstem in regard to their incomes to rise. Abtut oue-third of tlie audience stood up. Rev. i. W, JouOs, Of Tirgluin, an answer ing tlie Instspeaker, stated that he thought preachers as a rule gave ten times as much in proportion to their incomes as do tlie laymen. The resolution fairing Uie adoption of tlie report was carried by a large majority. The report of the committee on Sunday schools was read by Rev. B. H. Crumpton, of Brewton, Ala., aud tlie report on joung people's work by Rev.Dr. White. ,, REPRESENTATION UNCHANGED. A committee appoiuted borne years aeo to coiibider the advisability ot changing tho basis of representation in the convention made a report advising that the sjotem be unchanged, which was adopted. G. W. Norton was re-elected treasurer of the convention and W. P. Harvey auditor. n. was announced that appropriate ex ercises will be held at First Baptist Church this afternoon at 4. o'elock in memory of the late Dr John A. Broadus, president ot tho Southern Baptist Theological Sem inary " Tho annual historical sermon was de livered by Rev. Dr. W. O. "Whitbltt, the newly-elected successor to Dr. Broadus. It was an erudite dissertation on the work of the Baptist Church in the South and an eloquent tribute to the memory ot Dr. Broadus. ALUMNI OF THE SEMINARY. Election of Officers at Their Annual Sleeting. The Alumni of the Southern Baptist The ological Seminary held their aunual meet ing in the convention hall, at 3 in the afternoon to transact the usual routine busiuessand to take action upon the changes made in the faculty last night, by tlie boaid of trustees of that institution. Quite an affecting scene was witnessed when the preachers welcomed tlielr old teacher, Rev. William neth Whltsitt, D. D., LL. D., who has been elected pres dent of tlie seminary, to succeed the late Dr. J. A. Broadus. With tears iu his eyes, Dr. Whltsitt prayed for help and guidance in assuming bis new responsibilities, and his former pupils pledged him their sup port and prayers. The action of the tmstees was indorsed, and resolutions were passed urging upon each graduate the nece&slty of soliciting students, and ot collecting funds for the support of the seminary. Measures were taken relative'to securing a home Tor the widow of Dr. Broadus. Rev. D. B. Gray, ot Alabama, was unani mously re-elected president of the alumni association, and Rev. J. W. Loviug, of Kentucky, secretary. The executive com mittee of the association for the ensuing year will consist of Revs. F. H. Kerfoot, J. R. Sampey, 0. H. Jones, W. L. Pickard and M. P. Hunt. Only nino days remain iu -which to get a "Times" gift book with a monthly subscription. Better sub scrlbo now- WERE KILLED IN THE MINE Four Colorado Miners Find Their Death in a Gas Explosion. Two Others Injured and a Terrible Disaster NarrowlyA verted Three Hundred Usually at "Work. Trinidad, Col., May 11. Four persons were killed and two injured by the gas ex plosion In the mines of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company at Soprisa yesterday. The dead are: Sylvester Cox, leaves widow and child. John Lubahn, unmarried. Albert Laemmeunnger; leaves widowand thjeo children. The Injured are: J. R. Reynolds, seriously burned Albert Lloyd, slightly burned. The position or all the bodie3 when found showed that thyraen were at- work when the explosion occurred. They were all badly burned aud blackened. Had the explosion occurred during the day when the men were all at work, the re sult would have been f rightful, as originally there are from 200 to 300 men employed In the miues. IS IN CONTEMPT. South Carolina Dispensary Constable Sent to Jail by Judge Slinontoii. Charleston, S. C, May 11. Dispensary Constable Beach seized two gallons of liquor in the hands ot L. R. Byrd. The latter had just taken it from the express orfice and made affidavit that it was Ira ported from Savannah. Immediately afterwards Beach was brought before United States Circuit Judge Slmonton, whoissued a rule orderiughira to show cause why he should not be pun ished for contempt of court In violating the injunction Issued by him against dis pensary constables interfering with im ported liquors and so infringing the inter state commerce statutes. "Shortly before 3 o'clock the case was heard, and on motion ot B. A. Haygood, Byrd's attorney, Beach was fined $300. He declined to pay It and was sent to jail. It is understood that the State authori ties will institute habeas corpus proceed- ings in the United States Supreme Court for Beach - release, making the afrair a test, case in the hope ot having the injunc tion dissolved. FRENCH ABBE ASSASSINATED. Shot Four Times by a Woman "WhohO Confessor Ho "Was. Paris, May 11. The Abbe de Broglie, a brother of the Due de Broglie, was mur dered to;day by a woman named Amelot. The abbe, it appears, had been the con fessor of the woman, and she seems to have labored under the delusion Uiat he had calumniated her. She called upon him and demanded a written retraction of the alleged calumnies. When the abbe declined to grant her re quest she drew a- revolvet,' fired four times at ihe priest, aud killed bun. Bile then went to a priest at the Egllse des Carmes, confessed her crime, and begged; for abso lution. Afterward the woman went to a police of fice, confessed the murder and was ar rested. SLY CANADIAN SMUGGLERS. Valuable Drugs Carried Into This Country lu Canes and Umbrellas. Montreal, Quebec, May It. The United Statvs customs officials iu this city have uueartlK-d a gang of smugglers, whose beadquaters are lu Montreal. The are engaged In smuggling pbenacc One and sufoua across the border. The drugs are placed in hollow walking sticks and umbrellas, which are carried across by membrs of the gang unsuspected by the customs' officials. A deteetlve from Boston-arrived in the city to-day, and Is working on the case. ThiJdrug3 were lauded in New York aud Boston. By getting the goods over free of duty a profit of STC.D0 was made on each five-pound lot. Y. 31. C. A. CONVENTION. Closing Sessions Devoted to Committee "Work and .Listening to Mr.2d.oody. Springfield, Mass., May 11. The greater part of the afternoon session of the Y. M. C. A. international convention was taken up in separate conferences held in the various churches. In the evening a large audience gathered to hear Evangelist Dwight L Moody speak on "The Holy Spirit." J. R. Mott, or Chicago, secretary ou colleges of the international committee, also spoke. With this meeting the c6nentiou proper came to au end. To-morrow tho pulpits ot the Evangelic Churches in the eit and vicinity will be supplied by delegates, and on Monday the general exodus will take place. SEIZED IN CANADIAN "WATERS. American Gill Nets Raided by the Dominion Steamer Petrel. Cleveland, Ohio, May XI. A special from Amherstburg, Ontario, says the Dominion "steamer Petrel made a raid yesterday upon the gill nets in Canadian waters on Lake Erie by Cleveland fishermen and this morning brought in the capture. In all there were 182 gill nets seized. Local fishermen who were seen were not in a position to talk regarding the matter. All staged that their captains had been given no instructio'is to cross the llno,nndsofarastheyknewwtre.i-.fishiiig in Canadian waters. Money For an Army. Colon, May 11. Minister Gosling, the British representative to several of the Central American republics, left Cbterday for England. His mission has to do with aforced loan which the Congress at Bo gota recently provided for. Ibis measure exacts $1 ,000,000 a month frommerchants and business men, the intention being to in crease tho Columbian army. It has caused a vast amount of dissatisfaction on the part of resident and foreign merchants. A N"owspaper Changes Hand.. St. Paul, Minn., May 11. The St. Paul Globe, the leading Democratic paper in Minnesota, tc-day passed into the hands ot a new company. Harold Smith, ot Chicago, becomes its business manager and J. C. PIe, for the past fifteen ears associate editor of the Pioneer Pres, takes the position of cdltor-in-chlef. O. F. Gifford, who for the past thirteen years has been night editor ot the paper, now be comes its managing editor. Moravian Executive Board. Bethlehem, Pa., May 11. The Moravian synod adjourned to-day after electing the followiug executive board: Revs. H. G. Herdeson and C. T. Zoebesch, New York; William H. Rice, Newdorp, and A. O. Prince and W. V. Knauss, Bethlehem.- Universal Exhibition Opened. Amsterdam, May 11. The universal ex hibition was opened here to-day with much ceremony. Wanted-rAt once, two bushelmen. Apply MoiiHay morning Eisemau Bros., corner 7th aud E Btreets northwest. :d wm Meade Accused Minister Hasel ton of Drunkenness. THE PRESIDENT TOOK A HAND SuddunlteealloftheMInlster Animus, of tin Charges Explained by the Ac cused Tho Admiral Is. Said to Have Shown Irritability and Bnisquenesai ' "Whilei In Venezuela. - Seneca naselton, United States minis ter ta "Venezuela, who is in Wasntngton ostensibly on leave ot absence trvm. his post, will not return to Venezuela. While Admiral Meade was at La Guayra. wlta bi3' squadron this spring, he had occasion to communicate with the United States lega tion at Caracas. What he -saw t!.-re he made the subject of special -eport to the Secretary of the Navy, and ihe Utter iu his turn is said to have regarded the mat ters coutaiued therein as of MifilcuVnt im portance to require its Imraed.ite trans mission to tlie State Department. Thence it fouud its way to -he Presi dent. The latter is said to have acted immediately, and this accounts for tho minister's sudden departure from "Vene zuela for Washington. Admiral Meade's ' report, according to persons who know what transpired at La Guayra, reflects severely upon the sobriety of the minister and asserts that the business -if tlie lega tion, almost from the date when he took charge a year ago, has been conducted al together by the secretary of legation, Mr. -Bartlemann, who has been sUiUou at Caracas for tlie past five years. CONSULTING THE OFFICIALS. Mr. Haselton arrived here Thursday and has since been in consultation with State and Navy Department officials. He has desired to present his side or the case to Secretary Gresham but, owing to the latter's sickness, the conferences have been with Assistant Secretary TJhl. The min ister has asked Tor a copy or the charges made by Admiral Meade, but the Depart ment has not felt at liberty to give them. -Mr. Haselton was at the State Department late jesterdny afternoon seeking a further consideration of his case. When questioned Mr. Haselton said: "I wish to be entirely frank on this subject. I understand Admiral Meade has made a report containing serious charges against me, but I have not yet seen the report. It is doubtless due to the admiral's feeling concerning events which happened during his recent visit to Venezuela, AbV--did not go as smoothly as possible, and the s admiral was much displeased Tvith certain features ot his visit. Before leaving; La Guayra he-Etated that he would reportthac I was drunk at the reception tendered him. This and other things may explain the animus of the charges. "When the admiral came to Caracas I accompanied htm frihiscaTTonthePreBidenU HE GREW IMPATIENT. - , - "Then. Ke proceeded caU. onmemherg a of tho cabinet. After several of- these calls had been madf -'-'-gjral Meade grew impatient. He saiTrPwtas improper for fl n ndrUraI to be thus dr Ivf ng about making calls on the Cabinet. We had- already" nfnne SO vdral "calls, so' that I saio" t6 Ad miral Meade that It would be a serioui re flection on those"" on tvTTom he failed to call, after having seen their colleagues. I reminded him that I would have to re main In Venezuela after he lert, and I did iiot vih.6uch au embarrassment to occur. He consented to proceed. When we were detained about thirty seconds at the doorot one of the cabniet officers, this also irri tated tin admiral, and he resented what fie regarded as an undignified proceeding. He consented, however,-to go tlirough, -with the calls. "AuotLcr irritation occurred when Ad miral Meade positively declined to caR on the foreign ministers. As a result they were,, not seen, and none ot them at tended the reception given to the admiral. These things naturally had a tendency to anger the admiral, and, as I have said, he threatened at La Guayra to moke a report reflecting on rne.v As a matter of fact, I did ever thin; I could to have his visit agreeable and duly honored! Contrary to reports, the Venezuelan gov ernment was not greatly impressed with the visit of Admiral Meade. ASKED TO RESIGN. After giving these and further details' " with much frankness, Mr. Haselton was asked the direct question: "Have you resigned?" 'Mbuveuotasiet,'saIdhe. s T "Has the Department asked for your resignation?" "I am not at liberty to discuss that sub ject," said he. Mr Ii..i j ion was assured that from other sources t 1 td been learned that his reslg n tion had been called for He answered that it amounted to about that. At the " euezue-lan legation much sur- ! prise was expressed at the news of Wia trouble over Mmister Haselton. No word had ccme Ircrn Venezuela as to the un pleasantness on the occasion of Admiral Meade's visit, aud tho legation here was not apprised that Mr. Hamilton's service had been other than agreeable Condition of DltlnguKbed Patients. There was little improvement in the con dition of Gen. Thomas L. Casey yesterday. Violent pains in the region ot the stomaeh troubled the patient till a late hour in tbo eveulug, when he sankiuto a quiet slum ber. The symptoms, however, are not considered of an alarming nature. Admiral Almy is convalescing, and Is expected to be out ot the sick room In a few days. The condition of Secretary Gresham and Representative Hitt remain unchanged. Investigating Emma Hull'. Death. Detroit, Mich., May 11. The examiua tion ot Dr. Seaman and Mrs. Alice Lane, who are charged with causlug the death of Emma Hall, was begun to day. Under taker G bbs testified to havnig taken Miss Hall's body from the Lane Hospital at midnight jens.it. Wilson, a termer mmateot Mrs. Lane's hosp.tal, told of the circum stances of 1'u.ma Hall's arr val there and gave evidence that the came there by pre vious arrangement with tho Rev. Jonathan Bell Both respondents were held for triaj in $5,000 bail. Four "Men "Were Killed. Chicago. May 11. Three fatalities have resulted from tho explosion atd lire that; wrecked tho saloon and lodging house ad 10 Sherman street early this morning. Tho dead are August Michel, Ale-x. tiumke and Fraik Bouge. Ten other persons, injured by the llames or m jumping, are recovering at the hospital. "Another Lunatic Hast Escaped. Tho authorities ot St. Elizabeth's Insano Asylum notified the police yesterday to look out for Thomas Nasb, who escaped yesterday afternoon. Nash is a large man, six feet high, witli dark complexion and short, dark beard. He had on when he made his escape a dark gray suit ot clothes and slippers without stocking. THE WEATHER TO-DAX. Fair; preceded by showcra In the mornln cooler. A fl "-M fj- " 3fc& < JZ?