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THE WASHETO" TIMES, M02SDAT, HAY 13, 1895.
-? 4 liiis8& fhe Washington TimBs CTnnir Dat ik tub Yeas. OWNED AND ISSUED BY The Washington Times Company TIMES BUILDING, fCCTBWEST COKNEB PENNSYLVANIA ATSXCS AND TENTa bTKEET Telephono Editorial Rooms, 43 .Business Office, SJT. ,-SSice, Dally Edition Oao Cent Eunday Edition .Three Cents. Iy thajiumtlu Thlrty-llTe Canti 4WASHIXGT0.5J, D. C, HAY 13, 1895. IX TttBPfflftJfc" -SWSP&Si OTRADESloW.?) COUNCI 1 Suliboribors to "Tlio YimuH" will confer n favor lty promptly reporting any OIk oonrlDBy of collectors, or neslect of duty on tho purt of tlio carriers. Cdinjtlaluts either ijy mull or in person will receive prompt attention. 1'npers should lie de livered lo all parts of tho city by C:30 o'clock ohcIi mornlnsr. luoludlntr Snuday. HOTT TO "DETECT THE 1JOGTJS. Tho Times finch It necessary to in form tlio publics tliat it reoortcrs are required, to wear hadjies, authorized Ijy tho SlhtrlcL t?.iiiimis!ioiiers, bear ing Hie muuo of tills paper. Persons who represent themselves as reporters for The Times sliould al ways bo roqulredtosl-ow their budges and if tlsey cannot do It, tlio public Bhould withhold iboi-o courtesies shown tlio duly .accredited represent natives. tin tills connection itshould ho stated Unit one, Charles M. Heller, is not and never 1ms been connected with. The Times. "The "Washington Ttiiies"ixmiiciu bcr jf tlie ltoehdale Co-oi)erativo So ciety. OUH OBJECTIONABLE XEIGH-BORS Tlie Board of Trade meeting called for to-morrow night to consider means to idispose of tlie gambling evil across the Txivur Bboald be attended by every person interested In this welfare of "Washington. Tbls plague spot has been so thoroughly dis cussed, and Is so "well understood, that It is almost unnecessary to explain its law lessness, but If there are skeptics let them jead tli? story of -aSuiiday at Jackson City, published In another column. Under its presont officers Alexandria county Is a disgrace to the country. Gamb ling, robb-r,y, prize-lighting, outlaw oneiiig, and tvvery known species of law Jjreaking, including murder, thrive witb ut molestation or even pretence at sup pression. Some of Its prinoipal peace officers are ' either gambling-house keep era or patrons and followers tf outlaw rac ing, aud they openly boast of their con nivance at violations of the law. All this sounds barsh of a county that boasts ,-suah .a distinguished history, but it is truth , and Is also deserved because of tlie apparent apathy of some of its law-abiding citizens. Ne locality contiguous to "Washington cuuld lurnish such desirable residence jpropsny as Alexandria county, were it uot for its Mate of lawlessness. Siuiated oppunite Uie National Capital on the banks of a beautiful xiver its heights would sown he adorned with handsome xesidences and villas could The owners he secure against thieves, thugs and ruffians. But under its present administration there Is no eafei.y Cor ciuzens for the county is a liarboring place for the scum of the earth. The Board of Trade meeting to-morrow might will be open to law and order advocators, and no doubt steps will he taken to get rid of our objectionable neighbors. TWO IM"POTlTA2TT OFFERS. The Times yesterday made two import ant offers which should attract consid erable attention. One was a prize for the best .suggestion from a Guardsman of a rtropby soon to "be offered to marksmen of 'the District Guard, and tlie other was a premium to .school boys for contributions of news. The National Guard of the District oc cupies an enviable place among the na tional citizen .soldiers of the country, and Its general record for marksmanship Is second to none. Last year, however, the Guard was unfortunately handicapjwd In not having a range for the use of its marksmen, and as that defect has now "been supplied, The Times proposes to stim ulate practice by offering for competition a trophy such as the Guardsmen u.em iBelves may suggest. The premium to school boys will meet the approval of every parent. It is in tended to develop an interest Jn iiews--paper work and to encourage a desire for literature. No profession offers greater inducements for an active well ttained mind, nor is there a wider field for mental labor than can be fouud in the newspaper -world. Boys who learn to "write, to look for news, .and to under&iaud that their successful efforts will be ap preciated will soon begin to climb the ladder. Neither money nor influence can purchase a place Jn newspaper life, jet it Is open to all who possess the lequi&ite ability. Send in your contribution, boys, and let "Washington understand that she has a bright "young citizenship. THE iTOKE THE BETTER. ' Thanks are due the District Commission ers -for ordering cement sidewalks to be ilald uloag certain squares in the north western section of the city. It is not much, to be sure, hut every little helps jandin the course of years, perhaps we may fbave&Idevalksall over Washington, -which we shall not be ashamed to have trod by visitors from the hack country. It is a thrice-told tale, but, as the old song hasit, "Yet it Is ever new." Wash ington's sidewalks are disgracefully bad. There are exceptions, of course, but they nly serve to point the rule. Asa general thing, people prefer to walk In the middle ot the street, where locomotion is moder ately well-balanced, rather than on the lewalk where not infrequently one has o be an artist in equllibistic exercises jnialaiu hJKjJigtiity and perpendicular nfflniMliL SHI mlttces and Individual memliers of "Con gress to make them comprehend just what Washington needs. Meanwhile,' however, let the Commis sioners lay nice, smooth sidewalks so far as the means at their dltposal -will per mit. WocauTgettoomanyofthem. Mg - PEACE, PLENTY,' PROSPERITY. Those who accuse this administration of being uupatriotic .because it wisely re fuses to Involve the country in foreign complications are jingo donkeys with ears long euough to tickle the moon. What greater folly could be suggested than for the United States to take up the troubles of a quarrelsome Tcpublic, -and either act the bluffing braggart or engage in expensive, unnecessary warfare. The chief redeeming feature of Presi dent Cleveland's second administration -will bd Hits absolute indifference to jingo ap peals, and his positive refusal to bo driven into 'international difficulties. In this re spect ho is a true Democrat, with the good of his country at heart. The Uuited States basnotbiug to lose by minding her own busi ness, aud as patriotism is never genuine ex-cept-whe n developed iu defense of home aud fireside, nothing could bo gaiued from a pa trioticstaudpoiut by inviting war through a meddlesome foreign policy. In fact, there is everything to be gained through thecontrarypolicy. Asapeoplewe can only prosper from peaceful conditions. "With our abundant resources it should be our EQOd fortune to profit from tho mis fortunes of others. This wo can do hy letting other people quarrel, if they wilL It is to be regretted that the Commis sioners have licensed a merry-go-round to turn the heads of young people and disturb the peace of the locality where it is located with its callioiie-organ accompani ment. Of all the amusements invented the merry-go-round Is the most nonsensical, and as a punishment for having Imposed one of them on this community the Com nusioners should be compelled to lay down their dignity and take a monkey-like ride on the one just licensed to the tune of After the Ball." Although the subject has excited consid erable comment no charitable association has yet accepted The Times offer to furnish means toeitherprosecuteorcompel couples to marry -who are living together out of wedlock. Thissubjectiflofgreatimportance, not only to those immediately concerned, but to the general public. There is too much such immorality in this city and step3 should be taken to put a stop to it. From a material Etauclpolnt it is better to drop the new woman and take up the summer girl. Alter the outing you can always rely upon her to bo your sister. If George Francis Train wants to benefit the conutry lie Ehould bring his psychnl iunuence to bear on the bicycle bloomer craze. Most of the Presidential candidates must be employed in sawing -wood. Their silence is nearly painfuL That slugging match between Corbett and Fitzslnnnons is sure to end in a big blow. If President Cleveland will exclude all reference to the present administration in his new book it may command ui large sale. Why Ho Unraveled His Stockings. The coolness and resources of the steeple Jack were neverbettershowu than in a case which happened In the North a few years ago. A steeplejack had flown his kite orer a chimney, and subsequently drawn himself up to the top. B7e was just be ginning iiis inspection of the work -when, by pme mishap, he dropped Ids rope and was left, like Simon Stylites, alone on his pillar. Attempts were made to fly another .kite over him, but tlie wind had dropped. There were iron ladders in side the chimney, but tho fires would have had to be drawn and the chimney let cool for hours. The .steeplejack was then seen to unlace one of his boots, take off the long blue stocking generally worn by workmen, and set to work carefully to un ravel It, knotting the pieces of yarn to gether when necessary. He then fastened a stone to the end, plumbed the depth, picked the other stocking to pieces and added It to the first length of yarn, and Itt it down far enough to meet a tall lad der, from which he drew up, first, a strong slTing, next a rope, and then, after com pleting his mspection of the chimney top, lowered hlmeelf to the ground. The Spec tator. An Exquisite Centerpiece. Au exqulsit center for the table is made of linen a quarter of a yard square, and around this a border of the Irish point of the heaviest braid, mad? all in one piece, -without any trimmings at the corners. This, -with smaller squares set under the carafes aud hon-bon dishes, gives a lovely effect -when used on a polished mahogany table, the red wood shining under the lace. 2r"ot Ills Kind. "Here's the lalest thing in watches," said tlie dealer; "a warranted -waterproof case." "I believe," said Madge, "that one that could be soaked would be better suited to my needs." Indianapolis Journal. Saiubo "Washington's Vindication. He stord before the church committee In calm, complacent bravery. Though charged with many heinous crimes Atid various kinds of knavery. "Now, Sambo Washington," they said, "You're charged with great obliquities, "With sundry crimes at various times And many grave iniquities." "Ytis. an," said Sambo Washington, "Ise done some frauds prod'gious, But. lireM- the .Lord! lor ebery lraad Was pious au' religious. "Jse done kermitted var'ous crimes Au sins er great variety, But ebery sin dat I has done I doncfor troof an' piety. "Hut how about Johu Gray's gold pen? Also his gold peuholder?" Then Sambo grew tho size of two And answered frank and bolder: "A pious fcelin' tuk me, jedge, Au' I could not control it. Wif dat pen, jedgo, Isigned the pledge, An' dat -was why I stole it." "But Enoch Hardy's "watch and chain?" "I stole uni, jedge, fum Hardy. Befo' tlat date Ise alius late To Sunday school, an' tardy. But, bress dc Lord.lat ar gol'vatch Amberrynkkerit.bery; No mo'Ise late an'af ter date In His great sanctuary, T reach in time de house ob pra'r, No mo' is I belated. An', bress my soul, dat -watch I stole To troof am consecrated," 'But ht t dat suit of clothes?" dd Sambo, rising, to serve de lafrd ny baptisin," : those two fat fowls?" tvls, yo' bonah, 11, a infidel, Dat .Fcomah; licvm man. iier, mat lost oul Idinner." t New York Sun. tin in -which jookr with, a etter sub- iii. 23otjs, READ THIS Here's a Chance to Make Money and-be Reporters. The Times mahes the following of fer to the School Boys of the Dis trict of Columbia. Twoaty-flvo cents will be paid for overy item of newa ofnongh publio iuterosttobe printed, pro vided the item is not already known to The Tunas. coNDrnoKs: Each contributor must attend tho Public Schools generally or tho High Schools of tho District. Contributions must ba written on one sido of the papor only. The contributor's namo and homo address and namo of school must accompany 'the contribution and must, ho written on a separate shoot of paper. Contributions must bo sent or brought to'. tfnj'City Editor. No contributions will be received bo fore p. m. LADS GETTING HEWS ITEMS One Interesting Bit of Intelligence from an Amateur Reporter. Superintendent Stevens "Will To-day Begin to Pnt tho HntliiiiK'Heaob, in Shape for Swimmers. The first news item "turned in" one of the High School auxiliary of The Washington Times reportorial staff has been received and after having passed through the usual editorial processes greets the public and its host of admiring friends this morning. There is one bright young lad of aspiring mind who will, as a result, pocket a large share of pride and also 25 cents, while others equally as weU equipped Tor this work-a-day world -will be stimulated to like endeavor id order to produce similar re tu rns. It is safe to predict in view of this that there will be for some time an epidemic of newsgathering in "Washington. Busy amateur reporters will be heard buzzing in every nook and corner of the. town -where a Jiews item is likely to be found, and those whocarrylarge itemsaround-with perfect security where the regular re porter is concerned will, in all probability, run straight into tho arms of one of the auxiliary staff and be compelled to disgorge. Here is itwu the first, and it argues well for the future: "In an interview yesterday Supt. Stevens, of the bathing beach, eaid that tho place would be a tcene of busy activity from this morning untiljmanifold improvements were completed, although the leport -that tho opening of the eeason on the 15th instant -was unfortunately incorrect, it -being im possible to be ready by that time. "The beach proper must he repaired where injured by the winter; a new -wharf is to be built; the .houses at the north end to be shifted around to a position at right angles lo lheir present onejlhe row at the south end brought up and two ad ditional rows of iilty each added. Thia -will make 200 hontes at the north end, in closed by a high board feuce with pace enough for .additional houtes next year, and the ofllce lecated at the northwest corner, fo that outside .as well as inside can be overlooked. "Twelve houses are to be -placed at tho south nd for colored bathers, though Mr. Steveus says there are never a dozen there at any one time. Owing to tho imall ap propriation of $1,000, which is available, the Commissioners have been unable to have tlie -work done by contract, buthave made Mr. Stevens su perint endeut ,insiectar , and in fact everything in regard to con struction and repair. The usual fee of 5 cents for bathers over sixteen years, and 5 cents additional for private dres&ing-rooni will be charged tonia.in running the beach." WEST BSD NEWS AND GOSSIP. 3Ir. James Paxton, seventy-six years or age, Tenleytown, died early yesterday morning of general debility. Ho will bo buried Tuesday evening in the Tenley town cemetery. Policeman G. W. Edwards yesterday evening found in Bock Creek the body of an infant abou t two months old. The body was takeii- lo the station and the coroner notified. The Seventh precinct station blotter contains the following cases: Bichard Anderson, disorderly and assault on Officer Birkigt; Thomas Booker, arfray, and Mary Carter, colored, disorderly. The young people of St. Mary's Guild will gi-e a Japanese tea on the evenings of May 2i'and 25. The Misses Dale will extend to their dancing pupils May 24 a farewell dance in Seminary Hall, on Thirtieth street. After a period of severe illness Mr. A. M. Baer, of Bridge street, is well enough to once more resume business. Miss Margaret "Wise, of Twenty-ninth street, while attempting to alight from a carriage on Prospect street about 6 o'clock last evening, fell and sprained her wrist. The wooden Indian in front of Bchultz's cigar store on M street was chopped to pieces by some vandal at an early hour yesterday morning. After a winter aud spring of hard work, tlie Xiinthicnm students, it is bald, have resolved to remain passive during the hot months. In the season just brought to a close they have pieseuted nine new plays. During thb fall' they will broaden their field and pay considerable atten tion to stronger dramatic efforts. Shakes peare's plays -will figure hereafter in every club programme. ALEXANDRIA nALTEWNGS. John TrlKRcr, employed as a driver by .T. H T). smoot & Co., had a narrow escape from se rious Injury early yesterday raornlaB by falling through 'a trestle on the Southern Railway over Uooft's ran, near tlie National Soldiers' Cemetery. The night force of the southern freight yard heard his cries for help, and after a .hunt found him neck-deep In the rushing stream, which had been jjreatly swollen by a heavy Tain. He was taken rrorn ihc&tream and the police cuTrled him to his home, where an examination showed that he .was uninjured save for a slightly cut head and a sprained anUle. At the celebration last night o the annlver sary of the Trinity 11. E. church Society of the Kpworth League addresses on the work and objects or the league were made by Messrs. I. C. O'Neal, Charles I'ierpont, Bobert Knight, Mrs. J. W. Hcchtel, and Miss Maggie O'Neal. The pworth League Quartet, consisting of .Messrs. Carr, Kalney, CartoeUa and Ueclstel, gae ev eral selections. The Old Dominion Baseball nine of this city will to-morrow afternoon play the soldiers' team -from the Washington Arsenal, and on Wednesaay they -will meet the nine from Peck s school In Washington. Both games will be played on the colross grounds la this oity. John Bright while drunk created some 'ex citement on upper King .street yesterday even ing by cursing and abusing all who passed. Ho was BJrested and locked up. Mr. Lawrence W. Corbett leaves this morn ing with his Tamlly for a six months' -visit to-' Colorado for the benefit of lila health, - i Many Pulpits Filled by Eloquent Baptist Divines. , UR0ADDUS .MEMORIAL SERVICE Eulorios Delivered h- Bev. Drs. Hiden and JCer-ford Dr. na-wtlioriio'tJ Im passioned Effort at the First Bap tist Church. Bob Inger&oll Vig orously ssailed xind Criticised. if do There are-all manner of days In Washing ton; blobSonpkluys in spring, lealy days in cummer, .VeHpw, glorious, and golden in the fall.aiui charity days and balls in the winter, but yesterday was distinctively Paptist clay.a, The distinguished jnon and lovely -women of that denomination completely invested the lownyjesterday, when their eloquence resouudedJf,r6tu numorous pulpits and their gracious preseuce made the points a dis tinguishnient in nearly all tho beautiful temples of tho Xord in the Capital City. Out of tho abundance of each they give liberally and in Tvelcomo inca&ure to tho services of tho day, Washington is just now at its beet. Tho visitors were permitted by a special dis peuwitiou of Providence to look at the radlanUovbness of the parks aud streets, not through the blinding glare of a iun of tropical incandescence, butthrough a clear, diaphonous atmosphere tempered by a benign breozef rom thecool tops and verdant valleysof the Alleghany mountains. Those who "believe in the interposition of the saints for their "beloved might well infer that the prayer of John, the-Bapttbt, was gladly heard before tlie supreme court on, behalf of his brethren and sisters now at home in the hearts and homes of hos pitable Washlngtonian3. IN MEMORY OP DB. BROADDUS. A great deal bf thotinterest of the Sun day services centered at the Plrst Bap tist Church, for the reason that it was there that the lienors of remembrance -were paid -with eloquent and feeling emo tion to the late Dr. John A. Broaddus, the eminent and many-sided scholar, tlio pride of tlie Baptists during the present generation, and the president of their Theological Seminary. The memorial ter vices were held at 3:30 p. m., and were conducted by Judge Barrolsou, president of the convention. On the rostrum with him were the Rev, H. McDonald, Rev. John C. Hiden, Dr. T. B. Jones, President Whitsitt and Rev. Dr. W. H. Kerford, of the seminary. Dr. H. H. Harris, one of its recently elected professors, and Rev. Dr. O. A. Stakcly, the eloquent pastor of the First Baptist Church. The opening prayer was by Dr. T. T. Eaton, after which the first eulogy was delivered by Rev. J. C. Hiden. Thisspeaker began with the career ot Dr. BrouUdUs at the University ot Virgluia and dwelt es pecially on his capacity as a student and the ease with which he became proficient in all the lines ot Study, tlie regularity, Bynimctry, and completeness of his work. He brought out; prominently the scholar ship othis subject combined with his great common, sense. and experimental knowl edge. "" ' sr.. - HE XJBT SPHAKETH. He put a fine point on his remarks by ascribing to Broadus what was written ot Abel: "Being dead, he yet speaketh." Bev. Mr. McDonald s poke of the departed in hia capacity as a. preacher, -his power and fidelity, his Teverence for the Word ot God, and hisaiaturalness both in style and action. He classified him with Ivnox, Calvin, and Spurgeon. This speaker re ferred' mhiglilyv-jcouipiimeutary language to Dr. Braa"ddu',;ftt'Cmimentarv on St. Matthewsl"" -W? Dr. KerCord delivered a. singularly beautiful address, full of thrilling words and impassioned feeling. His eulogy was directed to -recalling Uie personal influence of Dr. Broaddus in the cUsslcal meaning of the -word influence. He pictured" la .glowing language with practical .illustrations, the power of the great teacher nver his pupils, and, in this connection, his capacity for aeir-mnlUpli- catlon. lie 'concluded by saying that his influence, was felt not only at liome, but in all nations, for his influence had girdled tli glqbo. juiese exercises were aucnuea-uy- sucu a Jorge crowd that the overflow had to be accommodated in the Sunday-School room, where a sermon -was preached by the -Kev. ajr.t JicOregor. ELOQBEST JDR. HAWTHORNE. At tho morning service the largest as semblage "was, perhaps, at the First Bap tist Church. Agreat many people got uo nearer the pulpit than the stairways lead ing to the auditorium, where they, how ever, remained until the close of the service. The sermon was preached by the eminent Dr. J. B. Hawthorne, otAtlama, Ga. His effort was cconsplcuous rather for the force aud conviction of its logic, the beauty of the language and thought than for any flights of oratory. The text was, "Ye Shall Call His Name Jesus, for He shall Save His People from their Sin." Names , he said, in all histories have had weight aud power with mankind. The Greek orator could revive the flagging iu terestof an audience by the word Maiathon, and all patriots love aud reveie the name ot "Washington, and so it was with such names as Luther, Calviu and many others. xet there was a greater name, that of Him, who, after the fall, wis to recon struct this planet and make w ay for the highest civilization. He made the declara tion that He was the only means by which man could come back to God; and so it is a grievous error to tjiink of Christ merely as the ideal man. He is Himself the salvation. -vBOB INGERSOLL. SCORED. Tho speaker -then took up the subject of sin, "the most terrible fact iu the universe. It was to this that St. Matthew referred in tfie text. He had a profound contempt for those who would make light of sin. Robert Ingersoll, that mountebank of brazen impudence, that moral assassin, whose only originality consists in tlie ca pacity of besmirching virtue, viliryiug greatness and uttering profanities, would have you believe that all this doctrine of sin is a sentiment originating with Chris tianity. That is not true, for religions that ante dale Christianity speak of sin and en deavor to free man of it by sacrifice and prayer. So it is a vile conclusion that wrong can be a virtue. One of tlie most delusive isms is that which teaches that evil IB a hlessing pro ceeding out of the'inflnite powers of God. Whether you call tlds pantheism, hegelian- lsm, universailsm, monism or Christian science, it Js-a plain unmistakable denial of the word, of God." . The speaker then discussed man's moral responsibility as one who -with free will makes his own happiness or misery . Sin is the result of the assertion of mau's right agaiusi; God, theTesuit of a deliberate rebellion. The problem then is, what must we do to be saved? Thanks be to God. there is a remedy. He, ot whom the angel spoke to Joseph, whom John the Baptist called the Xiamb of God, in whom tho women of Samaria believed, whomliydia served; He, who is not a, doctrine, but the Diviue per sonality. It is not the dreed that will save but the Cnrist, and ;ifT all the scriptures were lost Christ would still sit on His mediatorial throne as the Saviour of His people. The conclusion of the sermon was aheau- tlful description of the reception of a saved one into the iungdom of heaven as prefigured in Hevelatlons. The announcement that tho Rrv. B. TT. Carroll, H.D., of Waco, Texas would, oc cupy the pulpit of the E Street Baptist uhurch yesterday monilug, brought to gether a congregation which packed the Get Your Summer Suit Jaa't too oarly. Two or tlireo "days more will make you need 7-one. Right tima to buy Jb NOW. "Right placo to buy is here. Rightult to buy Is tho TRUE BLUE SERGE. Not a suit rnado for men that's noator, hand- soiii er, wears so well and priced so low. Trim RHm SnriTBQ ges ff1 ""7 that all the stores charge 9l o tor True Blue Serges finer quality than. S7. S12 wouldn't buy it last summer iTrue Blue Serges, flnestthat monav buys. No other sr y-$0 house in the city can matcn itun aer sio Green Cablo Cars pass tho door. A' S. BIEBER'S Star .Clothing Boose, 9,03-909 8th St. S.E. sacred -edifice to tho doors. In fact, when the hour for the services to begin was reached many persons were unable to gain admittance to the church. Dr. Carroll, who is considered one of the finest pulpit orators in the South, is here attending the Southern Baptist convention. By the casual observer he might lie taken for an extreme "Westerner, but before he was speaking long his dialect at once indicated that he was from tho far South. He is a .giant in statue, has silvery gray hair, and has that powerful delivery which immediately impresses itself upon those listening to him. The reverend gentleman took bis text from Xuko x:18, "And he said uuto them I heheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." By a beautiful imagery of words Dr. Car-r-oll ircw a vivid comparison between the falling of the evil one and the exulta tion ot the Saviour iu the "Holy Spirit, and continued by showing that tlie only way to overthrow the powers of darkness was to have implicit faith in that Spirit which upheld the crucified one through the sor rows of Gethsemane and gave Him power to withstand the sins of tlie whole world. Tbofee who depended on the Spirit were sure to have the demonstrations of the Spirit in their daily life and thus the work of Satan was lessened in human hearts and lives The speaker closed with an earnest appeal to the ministry to increase the ex ultation ot Christ over sin by applying themselves earnestly to the work which He bad given them to perform. The effective singing of 4'I know that my Redeemer livetb," by Mrs. Carrie Ridwell Stewart was an attractive fea ture of the services. HOLY" SPIRITS' OFFICE. Baptists Urged to Surrender Self to Christ. Hev.GeoTgeCooper.ofBicnraond.preached nt the E Street Baptist-Church last night. He referred feelingly to his .memories ot his own ministry in that church, then turned the attention ottlie large audience that had gathered to the theme, "The Holy Spirit's Chief Office." He compared the Holy Spirit in its coming and in its work to light in the natural world. The first work ot the Holy 'Spirit, he said. Is to convict of the sin of "unbelief in Christ. This was the chief of sins. Christ was despised and re jected of men. and yet without accepting him there could be no acceptance of his teachings and their blessings. The world does not believe this to be the greatest of sins, and probably a majority of Ids hearers did not really believe it. But look at the facts, said he. Dishonesty, lying, sensualism, all the sins jrrow out of selfishness, and -selfishness is Just the failure to surrender self in an earnest self-devotion to Christ. The Lord will accept nothing less than a t'otal sur render of the whole lite to Him. ASAC0STIA KWS. Dr. H. "V. Pyles, who has heeu ill for tho past two weeks, has entirely recovered. Policeman Dyer lias heeu relieved from duty upon Jiis request because of the ill ness of one of Ills children with diphtheria. Preparations are now about completed for the erection of the new parsonage for the Auacostia Baptist Church. The draw back to a final completion of arrangements before thlB has been the trouble in de ciding upon a suitable location. The com mittee having the matter in charge have come to au agreement, and though unofficially anuounoed, it is said, a lot offered by Mr.H. A. Gtiswoldinhis new sub-division on Spring street, has been accepted. THE OIiD LAMUBEQTJIN. It Has Xong Since "Vanished nnd Soft Draperies lteplace It. In the interest ot true art the oldtyle of lambrequin is no longer in vogue. In place of it is long, soft drapery, fastened to a window polo or festooned about it, and either falling in straight, voluminous fold ings or looped into gracefuLcascades. Tho heavily carved cornice with an embossed central pediment is no more to be seen laden with accumulated dust of mouths of sweepings. The best way to arrange drapery is the simplest. In the old stylo stiff and saloon- iiKe me aauric was cue ana seweu into shape on the table. Now it is draped. If draped it needs to bo directly after the top is hung, s6 that each window is treated by itself. If the room bo high the effect will be heightened hy arranging it into a series of cascades or jabots In the handsome parlor there are hung first, and close to the glass, soft, delicate lace curtaius that reach only to the bottom ot thejsash. Next follow the French fes tooif shades, generally of pongee or other light silks. These consist of four longitu dinal puffings, controlled by a spring roller. Then come the festooned long lace curtains, nnd lastly the silk brocade velours or tap- estry hangings, that are attached to the pole by puffs or festoous, and descend to the floor in elcgautand graceful Wavings. A TTnnloJCilledby aSwordflsli. A few miles down the coast, high aud dry on the rocks of-PoiutPino3,is a fifty-two-foot whale of enormous proportions- Ithad evidently been lying there for several days before it-was discovered, because large por tions of the blubber aud tlie eyes had been eaten away by seals or by the numerous birds of prey that abound iu tlds region. Some tourists who had been oxplanug the rocks in search of abaloues and other shell fish discovered tho monster which appeared f'om a distance as though alive and bask ing iu the sun. Upon closer inspection it was discovered that the carcass, for such it was, had been wounded in many plarcsaa though large swords had beon jabbed into it. Not less than twenty of these ugly wounds were in the belly. This is the second incident or this kind in thp Last live years. San Frauoisco Chronicle.' The Exception. Mrs.Higbee Mostpeoplemakethcbestof everything. Mrs. Bobbins WehavQ acookwho doesn't. Brooklyn .Life. Sl.25.to Baltimore andjreturu on all B. & O . JR. It. traius to-day i r YouMl Enjoy Our The large variety of dishes are most dalicioifsly pre pared by competent cooks SiLSBY & COMPANY. BANKERS COMMISSION STOCK BROKERS, "Determining tho Knancial ItesoonsIMHly of tbo arm yon deal with isas Important as se lecting tho right stocks." "Now York National Eaak References f uralahed. OFFICESNew York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington. Richmond and Norfolk. Long Distance Telephone, 505. Do Yon Wait Clteapsr 6as? If so, write. your name and address in this coupon and send it to THE TIMES. name .; ;; - ADDRESS , 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. BYPOCRITES 1H THE CHURCH Rev. Alex. Kent's Scorctiing Sermon on "The Royal Law." Trust Jlnjrnates "Who Roh the "Wid owed and Orphaned, and Commit Crimes TJuder Color of Xaw. The sermon ot Rev. Alexander Kent yes terday was on the theme, "The royal law," expressed in Christ's words, "Thou ahalt love thy neighbor as thyself." A.f ter pointing oat thatthe sacred writer. James, was rebDking the slights put upon the poor by the primitive church Dr. Kent told the story ot a Xew York church that refused a seat to a wealthy woman, who, to test it, appeared in mean dress, bat .met .her obsequiously when she reap peared a few moments later in rich apparel. If it is a wrong. Bald Dr. Kent, to crowd the poocinto the txck seats at church it is immeasurably worse to oppress them inbusiness-and social life. The brotherhood that only finds ex pression in the communion service of the church and in the fellowship of the prayer meeting; that is free to crowd a brother out of business and to crush him Into pov erty is a shame and a pretense. From Henry Iioyd's record of the trusts as drawn from the records of the courts he obtained what he called "a tale of brigandage conscienceless and cruel" re garding the Coal Trust, tlie Beer, Whisky and Oil Trusts. "Property," according to Tjloyd, "to the extent of uncounted mil lions lias been changed from the possession of the many, who owned it to the few who hold it. 'First Without the .knowledge of the r- al owners. "Second-Without their consent. "Third With no compensation to them for the value taken. "Fourth By falsehood often under oath. "Fifth In violation of law." Then followed tlie account of discrimi nation in freight rates, by which the Oil Trust hribed or forced the railroads to destroy competition in reflmng and sell ing. olL Again a widow ot an oil refiner was driven by threats of the destruction of her "business, combined with duplicity, to sell for S71.000 property that was pro ducing an income of S23.000 a year. This was done by a Standard Oil magnate who was In the habit on Sunday ot passing the contribution box for the widows mite. The woman wrote him, "God will judge us morally, not legally, and should you offer him your entire monopoly it will not make it any easier for you." Aud yet, said Dr. Kent, these thiugs go unrebuked and their doers by giving dl-gotten gams to semUiari"s and universities continue to be held in honor. 'The Standard Oil Company is on record in the courts and on the books of investi gating committees," he quoted Mr. IJoyd as saying, "as guilty of crimes that would put a poor man m the penitentiary for life. Perjury and arson are among the things proved agaiust its responsible offi-1 cers. Tho Rochester manager heard oueor the partners iii a rival concern popoae to blow up its building. "Tho sorriest part of it all is that these men contmuo m honor in the church. It the church knows not their guilt, it must not be wilhug to know." Of Interest to .Miss S. S. S. He was young and debonair and wore a pink shirt and a well-hred air and was seen about the docks looking for an old sailor. . ..y old sailor will do ,' heTcu-Irked con- I '...,. .. ,., , . ' i entially to fi. big man, who abstracted, i bis confideuce and the object of his quest in the same breathr""becau3e all T w.int J is to have some tattoo ninncs taken out of my arm. AVhen the tugman Informed him that those Imdia-ink punctures would stick closer to him than a blood relation and would be on his arm when his death certificate was filed the masher was aghast. "What in the world am I going to do?" he said, in despair. "There's a heart and two arrows and a girl's initials on my arm, t and I want to get them off. I've got 'to get rid of these letters, anyway. The 1 girLran away lastweek With anotherfeltow. ind they're eujoying the honeymoon now. I must get another girl, and I don't want to sleep with a married woman's mouogram. just above my elbow." The case was truly npitiable one, atuKhe generous heart of the tugman was touched. "I'll tell you what yqnve got to do," he exclaimed; "you must find auothergirl to fit those initials.' When last Sf-en the tattooed man was in search of a. damsel who would auswer to the initials "S. 6. S." Amusing Journal. Successful Southern Farmers. As illustrating what energy and thrift can accomplish ou a southern farm the Southern States .Magazine refers to the ".. .. imii i,.i.. m.o ..t.i,i case of a family of brothers that settled in Acadia parish, Louisiana, about six years ago, with only a few hundred dollars. They are now worth $100,000. They . , . , . , ,. nave on hand from this season's harvest- ing, 10,000 barrels of rice, which Uiey I say has cost them less than S1O.000 to 'Produce, counting expenses of every sort. i The 10,000 barrels will bo sold at a price to net S3 per barrel and upward. What these brothers have done other people can do. There arc in the South to-day as good neiUttiral opportunities as were ever J taken udvantage of. Saraunah iuaj JTewa. Cent Table tl'Hote Dinner. Theservlce and surround ings are of the most de lightful character. Menu includes pint of good claret "BeTa r 6tfi on Pa, Ay. AND OPPOSITE B. &. O. DEPOT j -AND- Is all you need to buy HERE a splendid pair of EYEGLASSES orSPECTACLES fit ted with our FINEST LENSES. 4sTjes 3-iectiacally exaai'ned and tho proper glasses, fitted anl adjustd. WIThOUT ZXliLZ. CxiAKuE. McAllister & Co., OPTICIANS. 1311 F Street. W. (Sext Stm BMg.) FTXAXCIAL. Workingmen and others whose occupations prevent them from making deposits dzr.rg regular banking hours will find it con venient to visit the Unlen Savings Bank, 1222 FSt.N. W which is open EVERY 3Air;RI AY NIGHT bet wecnthehoarsof 6 and8. CFourper cent, interest on sa.vmg3 account.) 6 Sr. REAL ESTATE Notes for Sale. We have a limited quantity of 6 per cent real estate notes for s&Ie. As yon know, choice 6 per cent notes are scarce, and &n oxrly application u desirable to secura these. American Security & Trust Co C.J. Bell.Pres't. 1405 G St. Equitable Co-operative Building Association. Those who contemplate huHding or the purchase of property, or have mortages to payoffandneedmoney.saouhiascertaint!.e terms UDon whichloanscanbaobtamedfr.m the Eanitable. Laremade.reDayable-nmon'Lly OSnS JnsteUneats. Settiemer.t m full or m part ma v be made at may time. Interest is csiy Charged to date of settlement When part of a loan is setUed ine monthly iia-a. cut 3 reduced proportionately. Bor rowers ar extended evert ij. 5illtyandoncouragertrei.tt ire turn loans and pay for tliex jra petty. 2nj "L, Issne or stock open for subscript 3n I r 1 1 and first payment on and after Ui-i"1 April 16. Share3S2 50 monthly. ASSETS. Sl.-11G.303.16 Information concermoe the advin taces, term?, how to proceed. &c . can be obtaaied unou application at the office. FOHITABLF BUTLDTNG. 1003 Fst.nw. Thomas SomerviH. Preside it A. J. Sehafnirt. "Vice President Geo. W. Casilaar. 2d Vice President, John Joy Euson. Secretary The Washington Grain Elevator. Dela ware aril Florida avenue: i.-r.h'aat, sell flour, grain, hay, and feed in l-ss than car lots at the quotations ot the WasUxg ton G rain Exchange S. 3 . Al aI & S OX. Inexpensive Fancy IValsts. Fancy waists may be made of seme brilliant-colored lovely cieped cotton goods, wnen a collar of silk or satin to match is added. If a Wide satin rlbbonl-.ansloos.cly from the collar to the belt and handsome bows be set en the jrho:ilrs, tfci ger rul effect will be of rich silken garment, wh,Io the price will be very different. Sm ky and cloud-likelawnsaie madeup over gray silk, the bodice to such a Cress beiug of pale yel low, with miles of lnlls of the smoky lawn Very delicate naincook comes gathered at lutervals into a series of tiny tucks, the spaces between set with little uainsotk frills. A half-yard of such goods will si rve for a front to a bodice that at first look tvui seem to have been the result of pat.ent hand labor. Little frills of cicsely gather J lace are set aloug all edges, and the et.g -3 of the bands of ribbon that drape the fronts i of bodices are very often t has finished. Butterfly PaTties. A butterfly paity may well he noted fir the amusement of nalf-grswn chddrtn and small iuformal gatherings, when other re sources fail. Small sheets of drawing paper are distributed to tLe company, and j on a center table are put several tubes 1 1 o.l i saaim one soau tit -sioioo jnSua at smsd j the participants approach the table and squeeze trhat they will of the paints on their respecrrve papers, care being taken to put tUe pa:nt on'oky hair or tt7paper. A palette knire is provided, with which to assist In uncaring the paint in forao sort of i fua- When the paint is put on the paper I is foldeiLevenly and sharply creased When J opetied it wih be found to have taken soma , semblance to a Tmtterfly, the designers eye for color and form materially assisting in I the result. Prizes are givcu for the beat ' aud worst butterflies'. Oidy ulht ihty-. ruxuaUi in which; to seta. "Time-" .gift .book w-h-a monthly Hulajcciptioii. Better s-ub- scribe now. liS