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THE " m y a ""J "" W V W""TL T Ni ffl r" "TL " TIMES fyam Xfou Sent d (5as Coupon? - VOL. 2. iSTO. 425. WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY MORlSPENGr, MAY 16, 1895 EIGHT PAGES. ONE CENT. HPIPE-IT 15 TO I Keen's Bay Gelding Wins tii3 Suburban in a Burst. LAZZARONE'S GOOD SHOWING At 20 to 1 He Conies in Seeond by Eight LengthsSir "Walter Led Gamely, Hut Tired in the St rot eh Favorites "Were .Nowhere und tlie Crowd "Went Broke. New York, May 15. The first real trial of theuewracinglaw was had to-dayat Gravesend, and as far aB could be teen it is likely to be pojmlar. The morning hours wore anything but pleasant, for a cold wind blew across Ihu track, the air was raw and chilly, and the ovorrast ekj made it seem as it rain might fall at any minute. The track was very muddy and there were pools of water all over it. The clouds began to broak a way at about 10 o'clock, and there was plenty of blue hky and sunlight by noon. The bookmaker had plenty of work to do, but they did not shout Um: odds, and the betting was done quietly. From 1 o'clock until the start of tlte handicap betting was in order, and J)r. Hue and Uainupu were about equal choices, although it finally bellied down -with the latter as first choice. DR. RICE "WAS POPULAR. At half past four the bugle called the horses to the post for the big event and everybody harried to take his place to watch the contest. As the horbcs cantered slowly to the post each was heartily cheered, although Dr. Rice seemed to be the most favored. Raniapo "was well received, but as he was in John Daly's blue and white instead of the well-known dark blue of GHl.-ou & Daly, he -was not recognized except by the old stagers. Eir "Walter seemed to have the most life, although Ed. Kearney had lots of go in hiru But a few minutes elapoed before all were at the starting point at the turn of the track, and then there was a little uneasiness anioDg the horses and a few slight breakaways occurred in the first fivenniHites. All got away to a M niggling start and all had to go back. A little more maneuvering and ut ex actly at 4-5 Starter Howe caught them In good line; the red flag fell and ii was fol lowed by the well-known roar, "they're off," and the great opening :ue of the year had begun. ASSIGNEE'S LEAD. Counter Tenor was quickest on his feet and led the "way for an instant, with Dr. Rice close behind, followed by Sir "Walter, Hornpipe, Declare, Itamapo, Rubicon, Laz zarow. Assignee, Ed Kearney, Key el Santa Anita and Basfaetlaw. There was a general struggle to the stand for positions, and the first quarter was passed in twenty-five seconds Willi As signee making Hit pace, a nose in front of Ed Kearney, who was three paitb of a length in Trout of Itamapo, lie a lengui ahead of Sir "Walter and Dr. Itice, with Counter Tenor, Kubicon, Declare, Hornpipe, Key el Santa Anita and Lazzarone follow ing , and Bassetlaw a bad labt, completely out of the race, for try as hard as he could, LittU-field could do nothing with the im ported colt. At the three-farlong pole Assignee had a good lead of two luugths and was going well, while Griffiu was urging Itamapo to keep him up In the front, a fatal error, as he could only keep a head in Trout of Ed Kearney, who wn6 in turn a head in front of Sir "Walter, followed by Dr. Rice, whoin Taral was holding Hi his fa voritcfiftli place, irgiug a bit, it is true, but yet in btrlking dlsiancf of the leaders. Rubicon was in sixth place, but was not doing well, while Counter Tenor was beveiitb. Then came Hornpipe, "who had moved up a peg, followed by Key el Santa Anita, Declare, Lazarone, on -whom that master judge of pace, Isaac Muipby, was watch ing the others like a cat, while Bassetlaw was hopelessly last. SIR WALTER TO THE FRONT. At the half-mile pole, winch was reached in firty seconds, Grifrin had sent his mount within half a length of the flying leader Assignee, and was a length in ad vance or Sir "Walter, who was a length ahead or Ed Kearney, tired out with the effort. Then came Dr. Rice, Taral sitting quietly, waiting for the labt struggle, and Counter Tenor next. Murphy "ad concluded that ho ought to be a little further up in the race, so he had urged Lazzarono into beveulh place a little ahead of Hornpipe, while Ruhicon was next andbeglnulng to quit. Bey ol Santa Anita was going well in tenth place and Declare had Joined bustet taw in the struggle for last place, with noth ing inortHeftiu him. On the way to the five-furlong pole there was a quick shifting of positions and Itamapo tumbled back to the sixth place, out of the contest'tipparently, as ho had ehot his bolt trying to keep up with the leaders. Doggett called on Sir "Walter, and he took first place by, a head from Assignee, with Ed Kearney in third place, Dr. Rice fourth, Taral still holding him well, CouuterTenor f ift h .Hornpipe next, Rubicon, Key EI Santa Anita and the others follow ing Then Ed. Kearney stumbled and was out of the race altogether, Penn pulling him up and cantering home slowly. RAMAPO DONE FOR. The threo-quarter pole was reached in 1 17, and the great Bamapo was last in the bunch. He was absolutely done for and had joined Declare, Bassetlaw, and Rubicon, all having had enough of it. Sir Walter was still in the lead and had half a length the best of Lazzarone, whom Murphy had tent through the field like a flash, suddenly becoming a dangerous competitor. The pair were three lengthB ahead of Hornpipe on whom Hamilton had moved up as he saw that he Mad something le&idcB Dr. Rice and Sir Walter to beat. Counter Tenor had moved into rourtli place but still Taral made no bign on Dr. Rice who was going well in riitli place. Bey el Santa Anita was clobe behind him with A Signee, his Iwlt shot, and his work as pacemaker done, in 6eveutli place. Theturn waBinsightandUiebt-veiiTurlong pole at hand. Doggeit wasworking hard to hold hie lead with Sir Walter and could only get half a length lulroiitof Hor-ipipe. vliom Hamilton had urged hair a length In front of Lazzarone, he Minns-quarters of a length in from ofOouutor'J'enor. Taral wa8 now trying to get lir. Jtice to the front but it was of no availTor he lacked the speed and could only keep Jiis head in front of Rey el Santa Anita, a very dan gerous borso. - The others were out of it and followed in thi6 order Declare, Rubicon, Arbiguuc, Basbcllaw, Ramapo, and Ed. Kearney. The mile post at the head of the fit retch was reached in slow time, 1:45, and when the horses straightened out Tor the final effort (Continued on Second Pago.) '1 jlftHtiflirthkmi&N&fY&iik..r.. -J JAItiuMuuASimSeis- i:igiit -visa its von seakcey. Tlio Aqtilu Creek Robber Pleads Guilty Per Agreement. Stafford Court Honbe, Va., May 15. Charles J. Searcey was arraigned to-day Tor liis participation in the Aqula Creek train robbery and plead guilty. After a statement by Commonwealth's Attorney White thai the State had ngiced with Searcey that ir he would coiiioos and testify he should have only five years In the penitentiary and a statement irom Si arcey in his own liehalf the jury returned a 'ordlct of guilty and fixed his term of courtii-iitcut in the peiittetiUnry at eight years. Searcey was at owe entcu.ed and will be taken to thepeuiti'iiiinry oulilitay. STREET C&i Frank Francella's Skull Fractured By a Wire Post. JOLLY FAT xMAN WAS INJURED "W. "II. Peacock Thrown From a Cable Train and Altglits on HI J lend Badly Brulned and Out .Mr. Jaek hon Stepped Huokwurd Off a Car in -Motion and Cut Curious "Klguri'c Frank F ram-el la, an Italian stone maou? residing at No. 2328 Seventh street north west, received injuries by a fall rrom a Brightwood trolley car about 5:10 o'clock last eveniug, which may result fatally. Francella, who works in Siher Springs, rode In car No. 3 Irom that place on his return from work. When the car reached a poiut above his randein e he, it lb stated, stepped upon the platform to bigual the conductor to sound the stop-bell, but lie lost his balance and fell out toward the other track. The unfortunate man's head cutue into forcible contact with one of the upright iron poles between the tracks and when the car -was stopped and Conductor John son, Gripman Dunn and several of the pas sengers went back, Fraucella vas found lying unconscious, across the track, bleed ing rrom the ears, noEe and mouth. The Eighth precinct patrol was sum moned and tho injured man comejed to Freedman's Hospital, whereau examination by Drs. Williams and Mitchell revealed the fact that the skull of the Italian had been badly rractured about the temporal region and he had sustained internal injuries. Francella lives with his brother and has a wife and four small children. JOLLY FAT MAN HURT. The merriment of the excurslonibis who were returning last night from the trip down the river on th'e steamer Feutz with the Jolly Fat Men was suddenly changed to auxiety by an accident winch befell Mr. W. H. Peacock, one of the members of theclub.onthe way up from the wharf. The cable cars were crowded and Mr. Peacock was standing on the side step of the grip car, holding on to the iron post handle. He did not notice the curve In the road just aflr leaving the whurf, and was holding on loosely , when the Mid deu swing of tln car threw him off, his head striking the t-obblcMoues. He waspieked up and a hack was called, into which he was put and bent home. Ho was badly bruised and cut alujitt the head, but his injuries are not serious. STEPPED OFF BACKWARD. An accident that caiibcd laughter and alarm occurred about 9 o'clock last night on the cable line at the foot of Capitol Hill. As Washington and Georgetown train, No. 210, conductor, E. P. Moore, was rounding the curve at the foot of the declivity one of the female passengers was seen to drop from the rear coach of the rapidly-moving train and turn several liackward somersaults, finally landing in an unconscious heap on the cable stones. The passenger m question was Mrs. Laura Jackson, a middle-aged colored woman, who resides at No. 727 1 street northwest. It appears that Mrs. Jack son had just invested in a new spring bonnet scurrying along the roadway, and hued artificial flowers. Asthetraiiircached the curve a gust of wind sent her gaudy bonnet scurrying along th eroadway, and in her anxiety to recover it Mrs. Jnckbon stepped backward rrom the aid. She struck on her feet, caromed, then lauded squarely on both shoulders, turned a somersault, and next wheeled over and over, stneking first on her feet and then 011 her head and making quite a spectacular display. Mrs. Jackson "was knocked into in sensibility and received a number of bad bruises about the head and body. She was removed to her home in a cab. hoys it ulned there. Policemen Itnlded tlielimiiornl Hoiiho of Kate FJsber. A squad of Firtt precinct policemen, headed by Acting Sergeaut Sutlon, raided the notorious boiii of Kate Fiblier, a Polish woman, comer of Tuirteeii-and-a half and C streets, in the "division," at 1:30 this morning. The raid was made because this immoral house has become tln resort of boys of teuder age, and tho sous of rebpectable pareuts, who have beeu in the babit of going there at all hours of the night and indulging .n dis graceful orgies. The boys, whose ages range from twelve to eighteen years, have also been brought into contact with the worst phases of the criminal "and foreign element which can be found in the den at all hours. Two boys were found in the place at the time of the raid. One of them Is connected with, a highly respectable West Washington family. The police raiders were Patrolmen Wil liams, Boyce, Settrlght, and Curl&son. Tho ivomen arrested, a most abandoned and dissipated-looking lot, were Alice Green, thirty-eight years or age; Lena Carroll, aged twenty-four; Mamie Smith, aged thirty-five, and May Somers, aged twenty six. They will be taken berore Judge Kimball this morning. The charge against Kate Fisher is keeping a bawdy house. The others will probably be tried under the vagrancy act. Hallway Commlfhloiiers Adjourn. The convention of State railway com missioners finished its business yesterday and adjourned. The officers elected were: Chairman, Commissioner Billings, of Michigan; vice chairman, Commissioner Curne, of North Dakota; secretary, E, A. Moseley, of the Interstate Commerce Com mission, and assistant secretary M. S. Decker. r Jnn .Moy Flogged Joe Fields. Jnn Moy, a jaunty-looking Chinaman, -with a yellow bow of ribbon on his queue, -was arraigned in Judge Miller's, police court yesterday for flogging a colored boy named Joseph Fields, "who Jun faid had frequently annoyed him. The case "was continued until to-morrow. Only fio days remain in -which to get a "Times" Rift hook with a monthly subscription. Better Mib scrlbe now. HITS IE He Declares His Inability to Close Across-the-River Dens. CANNOT REVOKE A CHARTER He Says. Thoe"YYho Conduct the Gam bling Houses In tlie County Have Gone There From "Washington and Places Outsldeof Virginia Commit tee to Frotest Appointed. (Special to The Times.) Richmond, "Va., May 15. Gov. O'Ferrall was seen this morning soon after hia return from Pocahontas, "Va., by The Times cor respondent in reference to the action of the Board of Trade of "Washington, D. C, urging him to take steps at once to sup press lawlessness In Jackson City and at the outlaw race tracks in Alexandria county, Va. The goiernor expressed surprise that the people of "Washington seemed possessed of the belief that it "was in bis power to put an- end to the lawlessness in Alex andria county. "I can only repeat," said the governor, "what 1 told The Times some time ago. The governor cannot revoke a charter granted by the legislature. The matter rests 'solely with the officials of Alex andria couDty. It they fail to act there is no redress until the legislature meets ONLY THEN COULD ACT Continuing, he said: "If the jshcriff of Alexandria should call upon me for aid, in forming me that violeuce or disobedience" of law was going on in his country, I could only then send troops to preser.-e the peace. ' "I am as anxious to urea up uie .-tnom-Inable state of affairs iu Alexandria .-ounty as the Board of Trade of "Washington, and if they will point out to mc authority t -der the law to act 1 "Will gladly do so." The Governor said that tlie ",Vahlngton authorities could guard their end ft the bridge and keep the people of "Washington from visiting tlie race tracks jnueh r ore easily and appropriately than ne could under the present law put a f.top to this disgraceful state of affairs. The Governor further said n ;he .'i-nver-sation that the people who -were .Mnducting the gambling dens in Alexandria county were not Virginians, but had rono over there from "Washington and other plries outside of Virginia. COMMITTEE APPOINTED. President Warner, of the Board of Trade, has acted promptly in the appoint ment of the committee called for in the resolutions passed by the members of the Board of Trade and other citizens on Tuesday night at the Builders' Ex change. The resolutions were published yesterday and, in brief, seek to interest the governor o f Virginia in the agitationagainst the dens of inquity on the Virginia sidi of the Potomac. The committee is composed of Mr. F. !L. 'Moore, Mr. Jesse B. "Wilson, Mr. Theodore "W. Noyes, of the Evening Stur; Hon. C. G. Conn, of The "Washington Times; Hon. Beriah "Wilkins, of the "Washington Post; Mr. J. G. Slater, of ,the Washing ton News; Judge Kimball, of the police court; Mr. M. G. Emery, and Dr. A. P. Fardon. ' Official notification of thoir appoint ment will be sent to these gentlemen to day. Mr. Warner said that the matter is now in excellent shape nnd in the hands of a competent committee. The views of most of the gentlemen on the committee were very well known, and a strong, compre hensive address to Gov. O'Feirall could be expected. Mr. Warner was obliged to leave the city last night for Now York, but it is not unlikely that there will be an imme diate meeting of the committee to draft tho protest. Mr. Warner said that lie had not thought it. necessary to place clergy men on the committee, as the clergy were already a committee by the terms of the resolution, each being requested to ad dress personal communications, to Go.. O'Ferrall. Mr. F.Li.MooBe, the chairman of the com mittee, has been very active in tin pro ceedings which led up to the holding of the meeting and the passage or the resoi.iUuiis. It is also likely that the committee will linn., lkitt lit, I. til rfionlt.-v 111 Lilift Mm i,inflr for the protest, inasmuch as the wn u f cruiser Mf.mlehenrt fintr arrived here from subject was m thoioughlj ventilated at the'' Naples. Salutes were exchanged l.e recent mass meeting. -tweeu the warship and the torts. ssi a& jSf fefegW,. rJ.. foAaM"Site,' S-tejQeiWauafey!"aS MARINE MELODRAMA. Will It Come to This? LIMITED TO OB PRAYER Chiefs of Police Elect a Chaplain With That Proviso Attached. Constitution A doptedynnd" "Atlanta Chosenus the Place for thcOJext Convention of the "Union. The first measure brought up for dis cussion at the second days' session of the National Chiefs of Police "Onion yesterday was the report of the committee appointed to secure cheaper rates from the tele graph companies for police communica tions. It was announced by the committee that but one company, the "Western Union, had answered the letters which they had sent out, and that this corporatfdn de clined to accede to their request, on the ground that they would then have to make similar rates with the municipal and State governments. The report was adopted and the committee discharged. The next thing in order was a con stitution for the Union. The draft made by the members delegated for the purpose at the last annual meeting in St. Louis was presented by Chief Atkins of Knoxvillc, Tenn. The section relating to the admission of proxies to the conten tions provoked a lively debate, but it was finally decided to exclude them by a vote of 47 to C Tlie constitution as presented proposed to allow sheriffs and police commissioners to sit in the convention as honorary mem bers, but.aftcr some discussion this clause was struck out. The fight or the day was about the article which created the office of chap lain. Chief Jansseu moved that this be done away with, but it was finally de cided to let it stand,- and Chief Oliver, of Athens, Ga an ex-minister of the Gospel, was selected to fill the office. He was, however, limited to one prayer at each convention. The rest of the constitution caused no. differences of opinion, and it was finally adopted as a whole. Invitations for the meeting to be held next year in their cities were extended by Chiefs Oliver, of Athens, Ga.; Connolly, of Atlanta; Maddox, of Fort Worth, Texas; and O'Meara, of Pittsburg. The choice gradually narrowed down between Pitts burg arid Atlanta. The vote resulted in a tie of 28 to 28 President Eldridge casting Jbls ballot in favor of the latter place, the convention will meet at Atlanta next year. The meeting then adjourned until 10 o'clock this morning. The afternoon was spent in sight-seeing under the guidance of Major Moore. Visits "were paid to the Zoo, the Soldiers' Home and other places of interest. DISTRICT'S CLAIM IS GOOD. Maryland Never. Granted Alexander Island to;V'lra:lnla. The question of Jurisdiction over Alexan der Island was touched yesterday in the argument in the PotomqcFlats case. Assistant District Attorney Taggart, op posing the claims or theEasbys and Little field, said he could, 'sitfw that Holmes' Island of the old records.tis identical with Alexander Island, and Ithat it was never granted by Maryland td Virginia, nor has Viigmia's claim of jurisdiction cvr been admitted, either by Maryland or the Federal government. As soon as the present suit is disposed of, he said, ho would securo tlie data for insti tuting a suit in the UnitodStates Supreme Court for recovery of tho island as part of the Federal domain. The discussion of the Basby claims was completed, and Mr. William A. Gordon made an argument in behalf of claimants in squares G3, 89, 129, south of 12 and 22, under the late RobcrtPcter. He concluded berore the close Of the day and Mr. Taggart began his reply. - Court adjourned tillAIonday noxtto allow Judge Hagner to hold probate court to day! 1 XiCMid-n-Hand Society Benefit. A dramatic Tecltal Jor the benefit of the !"LeiKl-a-hand Society" or All Souls' Church wns.giveu In the chapel last even ing. The "programme was both musical and dramatic, and v'aspailiuipaiedlu by Miss Bltun.hu MatUijgly.-Miss ltowlaud, a quartet rfom "Wjashiuton Mask and Wig Club, and others. --1- 1 m mi H. The JL."urbleheaa ut AlgierK. Algiers. May 15-Tho United States SNEO THEEB HERV Morton Cadets' Second Drill Shows Great Improvement. THEIR CINCH ON THE PRIZES The Feneiblefc. "Will Be Entertained by Their Sponsor To-nttjlit ?f lshts Are "- Still Cold and the Boyn Are Out "With the "Weather Bureau Both Home TeaniH Keeping Quiet. Special to The Times. Camp Schofield, Memphis, Tenn., May ?-5. The patent errors of the Thurston Guards, and especially their unsaticfactory inspection, have practically removed them from consideration as the strongest com petitors of the Mortou Cadets. The Cadets were not free from criticism in their inspection, but the points against them are not numerous or grave. The opiuion is increasing at every new drill that the Cadets have a cinch on the Maiden SI ,000 prize. This was Arkansas day. The feature of the afternoon was the drilling of the Fletcher Zouaves aud the Morton Cadets in the presence of a great crowd. The pro gramme was executed by the cadets in an almost faultless style. They drilled with the precision and snap of veterans, and if they can put up just such a drill ou Friday they will be suretogetiuone, two, orihree, BETTER INSPECTION. The inspection of the company was much better than that of Monday. It is evident that the boys have regained their nerve which was not altogether in evidence in their first appearance in the lists. Un biased judges think that the cadets stand a fair show for the first prices in Classes J3 and C. After the cadets the McCarthy Light Guards, or Little Rock, entered and were loudly cheered by their numerous friends from Little Kock. They will probably not even get a place. They drilled with precision enough, but the captain's many errors in inspeclion and that of not open ing their cartridgo boxes will tell heavily against them. The Morton Cadets have been invited to act as escorts to Company B United Con federate Veterans, or Arlington, Tenn., ou their arrival here. Last night tlie Tennessee Club gave a ball and reception to the National Fen clbles. They Will be eutertumed to morrow evening by Miss Snow den at the camp. They are considered to stand a great chance in the interstate drill. SPONSOR OF THE CADETS. Miss May Peters, sponsor for the Morton Cadets, entertained her company in a most deliglitlul manner last evening at the club house of the new Memphis Jockey Club. Miss Peters was assisted in receiving by her maids of honor, Misses Bdua Free man and Carrie Raiuey. Dancing was en joyed and the entire evening made a charm ing one for those present. The officers and sponsors and maids of the other com panies in camp were her guests. The nights are still cold enough, even for .veterans, and the militia heaps impre cations upon the head of the weather de partment at all hours of the1 night. The Fencibles aud thc-Mortons are keep ing very quiet and enjoying a good rest preparatory to their drill Friday. To morrow the Thurston Rifles aviII drill in Class 'B, the Governor's Guards and the Chickasaw Guards in Class A. ,, Light-Fingered Gentry at "Work. Inspector HoUinbcrger was notified yesterday that an unknown thief entered tho room of John W. Day.No. 1528 Marion street northwest, and stole therefrom a gold watch, $18 in money, railroad ticket, satchel and lot of clothing. Simon Alex ander, of No. 477 Cetree south west, reports etolen f 1 oni hisstable a setor buggy harness, and James G. Swayze, of No. 503 D street northwest, had a large gold ring stolen from his house. Elected ns Deacons. At the Central Presbyterian Church TaFt night a meeting of the congress""1011 elected as deacons Norman T. Elliott, S.J Ycnahle, and J. C. Buchanan. "Hufus P. Clarke was elected an elder. Only five dtiyH remain In which to set a "Times" Rift book -with a monthly -inscription. niur hnh boribe now. ikMJsC.-st.-S SPAIN'S ONLY APOLOGY. Alliaiica Officers Recelte Slight Signs of Dlsupproul. Madrid, Ma yl5. Orricial assurances have been given to the United States author ities that the commander of the Spanish gunboat which fired on the Alllauoa has not been promoted, as has been stated in the American press, within the last day or two. The government states that the lieuten ant in command of the ship has been dis embarked, as a means of disapproving his act. He has been transferred to an other ship where his rank is the same as when lie commanded the Coudede Vendito. There has not been and will not ho any promotion, and the disembarking and transfer of the officer is regarded as equiv alent to a censure. IEIDFS IM REVOKE His Request for Retirement Will Probably Not Be Granted. HE'S NOW ON WAITING ORDERS Not Likely That Any Action "Will He Taken Eooking t Court-.Murtin.l-ing the Admiral Bet-mine of tlie Dif ficulty in Obtaining Competent Tes timonyHis Trip Spoiled. The Secretary of the Navy has Issued an order revoking the leave of absence granted to Rea r Adml ral Meade several days ago. When Admiral Meade became dissatisfied with his command and asked to be de tached from the command of the North Atlantic squadron, he also asked for a leave of absence of a year with permission to go abroad, Baying at the same time that he would also lu a day or two ask to be re tired. The request to be detached was imme diately granted, as-was the request for the year's leave of absence. Then came the re quest to be retired, but before any action could be taken, the interview was published which has caused so much difficulty. No action has been taken upon the request for retirement, but the action revoking tlie leave of absence indicates that the re quest for retirement will not be complied with The effect will be to place Admiral Meade on waiting orders, subject to any duty at any time which the Department may desire to assign him. It was understood that the leave of absence granted to Admiral Meade con tained permission to go abroud, and he intended to spend the huhiiiit in l-.urope. He could not go abroad while oa waiting orders without violating the navm regu latinns. It lie were not ready to rehpond to any order of the lpartu'iil when issued r-e would also be subject to ili.lptine for not obeying orders. It is believed now that it is hardly likely that any action will lie taketi to court-martial Admiral Meade lor h:s ex pression of disapproval of the administra tion, as it is believed to be nni'osMlrfe to obtain testimony finm competent "-it ncsses. Civilians cannot ba obliged to testify In naval courts-martial, although their testimony muj be takjn if voiuntaily offered. It is not Leilev; that any t'irccc testimony against Admiral Meade ran be obtained. TEX 2TITHSE3 (ilUl)UA'lU. Firbt Commencement of the Homeo pathic Training School. The first commencement or the Train ing School for Nurses of the National Homeopathic Hospital was held last night at Assembly Presbyteriau Church. Presi dent John L. Dalzell, of the Hospital As sociation, directed the exercises. Mr. John Joy Edson, president of the board or trustees, conferred diplomas uion the graduates. These were Lena May Bea om , Anna Blanch Burritt, Myra Lee Drake, Ella May Howard, Ellen Marcia Robinson, Emma Margaret Koecher, Susannah Tipping, Kate Grecnough "Wharton. Jesse Halhday Wood wanl, Lilian May Wright. The programme began with prayer by Rev. Dr. George O. Little and' addresses were delivered by Hon. Charles I jmaii, recently of the Civil Service Commission, and President Ross, of the District Com missioners. Dr. T. L. McouUald made the address to the graduates. PESTLE I'Ol'XDEUS GUAIWATK. National College of Phurnuiev 11- cense Fe Bright Students. Five new pharmacists were seut out to compound prescriptions at the couuuuiiie ment exercises of the Natlouul College of Pharmacy, held in Melzerott Hall, last night. The exercises were opened with prayer by the Rev. George B Patch, D. D., after which tlie salutatorian, Mr Barry T. Dodge, delivered a bright aud witty address. President Francis M. Cnswell conferred the degree, and Dr. B. L. E. Juhusou addressed the graduates. Dr. Frederick B. llasklns was the valedictorian or the oceasiou . The graduates were Max Georgil, Frederick B. Hamulus, James A. Jentiiiigs, John Leadbeater and Charles W. Began. The clubs officers are Charles W Hogan, president; James, A, Jennings, vice pres ident: William G. Gentuer, secretary; Harry D. Bowden, treasurer; executive committee Frederick B. Raskins, Paul P.earsou, James A. Jeniiiiigs, Victor I. Esch aud Harvey D. Bowden. REPORTS FROM SICKROOMS. Hopes AroEntortftliicdfor the Recov ery of Miss Dodgo. Secretary Gresham s doing very well and at his hotel last night is was said that yesterday was tho best since his ill ness. Miss Abigail Dodge (Gail Hamilton) was resting easier last night and hopes are now entertained that she will recover. There Is no change in the condition of Representative Hitt. He had a fair day. Representative Cogswell was not reeling so well, though there was no particular change iu his condition last night. It will be some time before he is able to be re moved to Massachusetts. Admiral Almy's condition is critical. Sultnn'B Troops Julu the Rebels. Tangle, May 15. The rebellion or the tribes around Morocco city continues, aud it is reported that the rebels have succeeded in an entry. The Sultan's troops sent to re-eurorce the garrison or Morocco city have joined issue with the lebels. Xpw Eye-nnd-Ear Society. TheSocicty of Ophtlialmologyand Otology was incorporated yesterday tor the term of ninety -nine years. The objects are literary, scientific and socia.l The in corporators are William V. Marmlou, Francis B. Loring, William H. Fox, Auton Coeand Stephen O.Richey. The numberot directors is three. IS EXOMEB&TED Managers of Associated Chari ties Express Confidence. REPORT IN PULL TO BE MADB Committee Appointed "by tho Board Made a Tlioroujrh Investigation Declaration That the Secretafy Kiicw Nothing of the Alleged "Re moval of Goods. The board of managers otthe associated charities have sustained Mr. L. S. Emery, their secretary, of whom it ha3 been pub lished and intimated that he has been guilty or frauds in connection with the goods or the charitieR. The publication of this state ment was a great shock to the community in which Mr. Emery has held important and confidential positions for years. The session or the board lasted from 4 until 6-30 p. m., during which time a thorough sifting of all the allegations against Mr. Emery was had. There were present Rev. W. E. Parsons, president; Mrs. Dr. Lamb, Mrs. Dr. Hood, Rev. G. O. Little, Mr. T. S. Lasier, B. T. Janney, Loring Cnappel, Rev. J. H. Bradford, TV. I. Perry, Dr. M. D. Peck, B. P: Davw, Mrs. A. H Richardson, and L. S. Emery. Dur ing the final action of the board Mr. Emery was not present. CHARGES INVESTIGATED. The matters berore the board were all the allegations made in the Evening News which are fresh la the public mind. As soonas these statements were made public, the Associated Charities instructed the executive committee and auditing commit tee to make a thorough Investigation of all the charges. These committees visited police, head quarters and the residence ot Mrs. Nutler. ou Missouri avenue, where it was alleged goods of the Associated Chanties were stored by a brother of Mr. L. S. Emery. The committees reported at the meetiug yesterday, and upon their report the board unanimously passed the following resolu tion: "Resolved, That in view of the state ments of the members ot the executive com mittee and auditing committee, after a thorough investigation of the storage of certain goods at No. 479 Missouri avenue, we hereby express our entire confidence in our secretary, Mr. L. S. Emery, who, we believe, had no knowledge of the alleged transactions." A special committee was appointed, con sisting of Dr. J. H. Bradford, B. T. Janney and B. P. Davis, who will present a report in detail on the whole matter at a meeting of the Associated Chanties to be held on Tuesday next. MOUNTAIN OF A MOLE HILL. Alter the meeting Mr. Lasier summed up the business by saying that theje had evidently been the intention to make a mountain out of a mole bill. The things at the Nutler house were ot little value, and if there were any of them once the property ot the Chanties it was ex ceedingly small. So far as Mr. Emery is concerned, the bottom has completely dropped out of the alleged sensation. An interesting Tact was known to several members of the board, which was not given out by the acting secretary, Mr. Laaeor. It was learned, however, that Mr. George Emery bad filed with the investigatilug committee a statement iu writing to ex plain the presence in his room at Missouri avenue ot a handsome opera cloak ami ether atncles or ladies clotluug. It was intended to have this statement Tead at the meeting, but one or the ladies present protested on the ground mat as the investigating committees were satisfied with the explanation it was not necessary to read the paper. The statement would be ot great vahie in clearing Mr. George EnnjryoCniiychhffges or rraud, should he lie placed ou trial. HE BEFRIENDED THE LADY. Mr. Emery says that the articles are the property ot a lady who was in distress and whom he befriended. It was at her earnest solicitation that he agreed- to keep the cloak and some other articles as a pledge for money loaned her some time ago. Had he made this statement public he might have been called on to reveal the name ot the lady, and this Mr. Emery is unwilling to do. He has, however, quite satisfied the com mittees of the truth of his story and for this reason objection was made to making public this part or the evidence on which they arrived at a conclusion. The police investigation mto the removal of the goods has subsided entirely. After the refusal ot the audit committee to claim they were turned over to Property Clerk Sylvester, and will be disposed ot as the police department sees fit. Most ot the members or the board and all that expressed themselves at all wer emphatically or the opinion that iranything belonging to the Associated Charities was moved rrom the Associated Chanties by George S. Emery in moving his personal errectsrrom there, it was purely anmnocent mistake. GOOD TEMPLARS SOCIALS. Official Visitation. Combined "With Musical andlilterary Exercises District Lodge No. 3,1. 0. G. T paid an official visitation to Good Will Lodge ou last Tuesday evening at their ball, No. 810 Seventh street southwest. The social session was presided over by Capt. Gertie B. Libbey, ot Company B, and was taken part in by Chief Templar Thomas, Marshal Raley, Mr. Edward Lib bey, Mr. Foster, Mr. Campbell, District Counselor J. McCann, District Treasurer John C. Daley, District Guard Mary Bradley and others. Columbia Lodge held au enjoyable meet ing last night in Society Temple, and vis itors were present from Perseverance, Rescue and other lodges. Much aggressive work was planned and aa enjoyable time spent. Chief Templar J. C. Luter presided. Among those who f igu red on the programme were: N.E.Vowles, Chief TemplarThomas, W. T. Raley, Mr. Henson and Mr. C. W. Bergmaun. Killed His Sweetheart. Winston, N. C, May 15. John Cunning ham shot and mortally woumUtt his sweet heart, Lenora Halley, aged eighteen. In the uortheastern part ot Winston. Jealousy was the cause ot the difficulty. Cuuuiug liam made his e&eape. Bids fur Smokele- Powder. Bids were opened at the War Department yesterday for rurulshing 20,000 pounds ot smokeless powder for the uew army nne. Three bids were received, all at SI per pound, as follows: The California Powder Company, the American Smokeless Powder Company, and the Dnpout Powder Com pauy. m m THE WKATIIEU T()-1)AY. Threatening; variable winds.