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THE :TOSHETO:N- TIMES, WEDNESDAY, 0TD3SfE 5. 1895.
The Washington Times (EVEIIT DAT IN- THE YEAR.) OWNED AND ISSUED BY The Washington Times Company TIMES BUILDING. EOCTOWEST Colnbb Penksvlvajcu Atexcz axd Tenth Stubee. Telephone Editorial Hooms, 43J, business Office, Sir. Tilce, Daily Edition One Cent Eunday Edition Three Cents. Ty tho month....,- Tbirty-flve Cents. WASHINGTON, D. 0., JUNES, 1895. GTRADES.aOPcD uliscrltor to "TlJte Tltiie" vrlllconfpr fa-or by promptly reporting any dls cocrlfsy of collectors, or neglect or duty on The purt of tho carrlors. Complaluts iluor by mull or In person will recolvo prompt utUintlon. Papers should be de livered to till parts of the city by 0:30 o'olook each icoruinjy. Including Sunday. "Tho Wasbliurton Tlme" Is u mem ber of tlio Hoclidale Co-operative So clety. TAKE THE TIMES WITH YOU. Summer Outlngw "Will Not llo En joyed TJnlorj It Goes Along. The summer tide of pleasure nnd lienlth-seekers has set In toward mountains, siirlnss and seashore. Xo plans for theseason'n ontina: will he euiui)lete unless The Time Is In clude anion; the necessaries. ilen and women may so from town to leave ca.ro behind, but those who would keep their finger on the nub ile liulso, or be nbreasfcxit the world's liaiipenings, or, Indeed, who need a golden link between themselves and the whirligig of time these must have Tho Times Mjnt daily to their ijylvan or seaside retreat. IT WILL. BE MB. OLNTJY. It beems to be well understood tliat Mr. oiney is to be selected to succeed tho late Mr. Greshnm as Secretary tif State. After more limn two years of tussle -with the anti-trust law, lie "will leave that bracky little document to some less capable law yer to enforce, aud try bis hand on diplo matic complications. With the excep tion of his legal conquest in the Debs case Attorney General OIncy will take his teat tidier the head of the Cabiuet table without liaving accomplished much to munmend his promotion. He framed an arbitration law that failed to be acceptable, and defended several important cases before the Supreme Court, iil t which tvere defoated. He entered office with President Cleveland's de nunciation against "communism of pelf ntigiug in his ears, and he will retire wjth a back-track down-hill record, on t! 'Cli to begin a career as Secretary of S'ate. Meantime hundreds of trusts art lyiag awake uiglits considering the pnlmbillUes of their fate with a more . jrgresslve and conscientious Attorney General as his successor. DR.PARKHUKSTSXEWCAJIPAIGX. Dr. Parkhurst's success in inaugurating an era of reform in New York city embold ens Irfiu to try to angelize the State, and he announces that on bis return from Europe he will establish a system of good government clubs and through them con trol elections to the legislature. His war is to be against practical politicians, against partisan party "workers, against men who sacrifice everything to secure an election, who know no principle In pol itics except party gain, and who have no ambition other than to achieve partisan success. It is to be a war that augurs humiliating defeat. The invasion and conquest of Tammany and downfall and rout of the boodler gang will prove an easy task compared to the unseating of political prejudice and the conversion of partisan voters. The time wnsripeforreforniinNewYorkcity. Years of official corruption and ring politics had worn out the patience of honest people and they were ready for revolt. The Lexow investigation and Doctor Parkhurst's ac tivity in securing evidence uncovered rot tenness that was known to exist and opened the way for a general cleaning up of niuni cjpal affairs by the election of reform' officials. Hat when it comeB to reforming state poliriCE Doctor Parkhurst will find limself in a quite different campaign. Pablic abuEes that come directly under tlie observation arouse adverse criticism and create popular sentiment against tbcrn. Evils not present and but little tnown Eeldom attract sufficient attention to awaken public interestand thereforeare difficult to eradicate. And that is pre cisely the condiUou which will prevent Doctor Parkhurst's state reform efforts. The excellent advice he will give and the stirring speeches he will make may attract considerable attention, but when the campaign band begins to play aud the political war horses begin to prance all his fine phrases and well-timed declarations will be forgotten in the desire to get in line aud support party candidates. ABOUT "THE TIMES." All newspapers try to win the admiration of the public. It is their stock in trade, thesourceoftheirincome. Some dolt byan effort to point out reforms, to uplift man kind, to make the world better. Others seek popularity through questionable meth ods and endeavor to catch the public eye by attacking those who prosper. Another class prefers to merit plaudits by simply publishing the news without striving to enliven its monotony with the everchanging methods of progress and reform. Of these types of nowspapers the first must be tho favorite, because it belongs to the masses. Without descending to sensa tionalism and in addition to its regular news.lt publishesf act6a8 they appearforthe purpose of exposing and punishing offenders. It brings Into closer relationship friends of law and order, and completes the bond of fellowship among those whose sympathy is with the needy. It Is the medium that serves tho largest number and in doing so becomes at once the greatest bene f actorand co-worker with those whose duty it is to heal the wounds of the morally and socially afflicted. Without thought of presumption The Times places Itself in this class of worthy newspapers. Daring the last four months It has brought terror to the lawless across tho river, and before the summer is over will put an end to gambler rule in Alex andria county. It has shown the public the necessity for relief from monopoly prices, end -when Congress meets will secure for Washington cheaper gas and electric lighting. It has on every occasion como to the assistance of -working people and has advocated their rights, sometimes to its own financial detriment. It drove the messenger call boxeB out of the Division and saved many bright, innocent boys from tho dangers of that awful locality. It rescued more than five hundred couples from alley Immorality and placed them in position to become respectable, worthy citizens. The Times has done more than this. It has won friends and favor with its renaers. It will continue to accomplish more good and to deserve increased popu larity. In future it will be even more zealous in advocating the cause of the people than it has iu thu past, and will also endeavor to merit a continuance of its present reputation of being the most popular newspaper iu Washington. A DIMINISHING GOLD HESEBVE. The gradual diminution of our gold re serve begin? to be a cause for apprehen sion, and although tho Belmont syndicate has done all that was possible to comply with its contract it is fcaicd that more gold is being withdrawn than is necossary for business uses. Only $3,000,000 re main unpaid of the Belmont bond pur chase, and unless there arc fewer with drawals before that amount is due our gold rcservo will have once more dwin dled to the $100,000,000 limit. Tho amount of gold received as custom duties during the last three months has been less than usual. There is prospect, howover, of 8n increase as soon as trade resumes its normal proportions. Tho de mand for Treasury gold will also be greater, and it will require careful manipu lation to avoid an extra session of Con grcss or another bond Issue. Of these two evils the session of Congress would be preferable, but it is hoped the administra tion will pull through without the neces sity of cither. Were it not for the greenbacks there would be no trouble. The revenue, to gether with tho amount in hund, would be more than enough to meet expenditures. But it the gold gamblers begin to use the greenbacks for redemption and withdraw the Treasury gold for speculative pur poses it will be impossible to meet the emergency except through Congress or another syndicate loan. , Among the numerous letters received from public school teachers, warmly endorsing and encouraging the special souvenir edi tion of The Times, which will be published uext week in the interests of the tchools, is the following: "Your idea of devoting an issue of your paper to the cause of education, and opening your columns to the views of public tchool teachers Is an excellent one. j "Sodetycaunotbetootboroughlyin'o rested in that bulwark of Americancivilizatiou and oitizensbip, our public school system. "The free school idea, though not peculiar to America, has from the very nature ofour institutions, reached its fullest and most satisfactory development here. All cow agree as tOTtscxpedlency, and State andNa tional governments stand ready to provide a free means of intelligent citizenship to future citizens. But as to the kind ard length and scope of this education there is much honest difference of opinion. "Whether the education thall be compul sory or uon-compulsory the mof.t sanitary nndconvimeutbuildings.tberateoftaxation, and the appropriation per capita, are all mooted questions. "All of tLefe are subjects on which every mother and lather should be bi ought to thinkearnestlyand deeply. "Your efforts to call out the views and methods of so many different teachers, will, no doubt, stimulate anew the members of the profession, and give them Iced for future thought. "By all means let us have the educational number. "Sincerely yours, "IDA A. GIBBS, "Teacher of English, High School, Seventh and Eighth Division." J . . Owing to the rush of cablegrams announc ing Spanish .victories in Cuba, the reply of Spain concerning the Allianca affair was delayeduntil yesterday. It is now here, how ever, and is safely housed in the State "De partment. A day without news from Cuba would lead to thesuspiclou that the frequent announce ments of Martl's death has worn the cable so much in one place as to cause a break. Warning is published in another column to owners of property in Alexandria county, who allow It to be used for gambling purposes. It should be re membered that the Board of Trade com mittee Is on the alert for evidence to prosecute offenders, and if gamblers are arrested for violation of the law the offense will include the owners of premises in which the gambling was done. The Commissioners and Health Officer Woodward are showing commendable ac tivity in enforcing regulations for clean ing the streets and alleys and providing against contagion during the hot weather period. The closer the public watches the conduct of our city government the better convinced it will be that no effort is spared to enforce the laws. Generally speaking, but few cities are better governed than Washington. It is claimed that Mr. Allison has re modeled his boom so as to spring it on tho public this year in the guise of a novelty. Parents will find that Ttie Times' school edition will be the most complete school history of the District ever published. Times Guns in TJemand. Editor Times: I am a visitor to your beautiful city, and have been told of the great work that has been, and is being done by your noble paper. I think The Times would receive the everlasting praise of not only your own people, butof visitors generally, it it would turn its guns upon that most horrible and disgraceful nuisance which is in operation on the banks of the Potomac between Washington and Alex andria. It Is a shame that a trip to our forefather's time should be marred by the sickening stench which arises from this foul place. I am amazed that such a tiling should be permitted to exist under the nation's nose. JOHN B. FEATHERSTONE. Thank You, Mr. Cushlnjr. From The Washington Capital. There Is, In the almost Inevitable result Of the policy of thispaper (TheTimes) in the seeming unavoidableness of its becoming the most read of the Washington papers. Self-incrimination. Jertleigh Is New Alexandria on the map? Kertleigh Certainly not. Any fool could tell you that. Pertleigb Thanks. I knew you could. His Cool Job. First street car passenger Don't you find it difficult to sleep, these hot nights? Second ditto Naw. I'm o sight watch man in an ice bsuse. Boys, READ THIS Here's a Chance to ? Make Money 5 and be Reporters. The Times mnhes the following of fer to the School Boys of the Dis trict of Columbia. Twenty-flvo cents will bo paid for every item of nowi of enough public intorosttobo printed, pro vided tho item is not already known to Tho Times. CONDITIONS: Each contributor must attend tho Public TSehools generally or tho High Schools of the District. Contributions must bo written on one side o tho paper only. Tho contributor's name and homo address nnd namo of school must accompany tho contribution and must be written on a separate sheet of paper. Contributions must bo sont or brought to the City Editor. No contributions will bo received bo foro 4 p. m. Board of Trade Active In Jack son City Matters. VIRGINIA'S PENAL CODE No Other State In tho Union Has Statutes More, Sovero in Relation to Offenses Like Those Committed Across the Bivor Property Own ers Banning Dangerous Bisks. The committee of the Board of Trade is not asleep in the matter of the prosecution of the Jackson City and outlaw track of fenders against the law. Mr. John B.Wight, the secretary of the committee, said yes terday that they had "three wires work ing." From further information it was learned that these are live wires and that maybe this week the Attorney General of Virginia will have evidence in his hand to send to a special grand jury. Either the Attorney General or a specially deputed lawyer will have charge of the cases. There has been a good deal of work done on the quiet. It was stated by a well-informed person that application had been made to Commissioner Trucsdell and that he had set some machinery in motion which is to be followed by some early concrete results. WITNESSES WITH BACKBONE. It was also stated that the cases to be made were not on offenses of recent com mission, but those which were well known and ouly needed witnesses with backbone enough to testify. The com mittee Is guarding its secrets quite suc cessfully, so that it is not unlikely that the first news of the indictments will como from across the river. In a talk Willi an extremely well posted lawyer of Alexandria, county yesterday The Times was given some information which will interest owners of property In Alexandria county in which gambling and offenses against the Sunday laws are committed. The lawyer said that there was not a more stringent penal code in the Union than that of Virginia. The code or 1887 contains sections which are directed specifically against the evils of which the people of Washington complain, and the law is mandatory in at least one of the grave respects In which it has been violated by the commonwealth attorney of Alexandria county. SOME STRINGENT PROVISIONS . Section 38 1G of the Code of 1887 pro vides that if any person knowingly permit a gaming table, faro bank or wheel of fortune or similar games to be kept or exhibited on auy premises In his occupation he shall be both fined and imprisoned within the limit of oue year and a thousand dollars. Section 3817 provides that even the doorkeeper, or guard or watch at any of these gaming places shall be equally as amenable as the principals, and there have been convictions in Alexandria county of doorkeepers who refused to admit officers to an inspection of surfeited places. Section 3988 is. "Every commissioner of revenue, sheriff, constable, or other officere shall give information of the viola tion of any penal law to the attorney of the ommonwcalth, who shall forthwith in stitute and prosecute all necessary and proper proceedingsinsuch cases, whether in the name of the commonwealth, of the county or corporation, and may in such cases issue, orcauseto be Issued, asummons of any witness he may deem material to get the evidence before the court or grand jury." DICKEY JOHNSONN'S NEGLECT. The attorney Turther said that it was tho duty or the commonwealth attorney to send the commissioner of revenue, who is the man who issues the licenses and who knows who has and who has not licenses, to the grand jury, so that he may testify; but this has not been done, contrary to the plain tetter of the law. He said that the publication of these facts in The Times would certainly have the effect of calling the attention of tho property owners In Alexandria County to tne great risk they are running m.allowlng their property to be used for the purposes complained of. THIS MUCH AND NO MORE.- Final Statement of Spain in the Alli anca Affair. . The following official statement con-' cernlng Spain's answer was made at the State Department yesterday: "In the Allianca affair, Spain in its reply disavows the act of firing upon the Allianca, expresses regret at the oc currence itself, and assures this Gov ernment that measures have been taken to prevent a, repetition of the same."' Meeting of Statisticians. The National Statistical Association met at the Columbian University last evening and listened to a very interesting paper by Mr. Henry Farquar, assistant statician of the Department of Agriculture, on the advisability of establishing an international gold coin for use between the various nations. A generat discussion followed, which was participated in by Hon. "Henry A. Robinson, Mr. T. P. Peters, Mr Frederick C. Waite. Mr. Middleton Smith, Prof. L. D. Lodge and others. A motion was made to have the paper printed. Marine Charged with Perjury. John S. Kanrack, a marine, was ar rested yesterday morning by Detectives Weeden aud Horn, on a warrantjsworn out by Special Tension Examiner Alvah H. Thompson, charging him with perjury., The warrant charges that Kanrack swore falsely in stating that he was not in govern ment service from the 4lh of December, 1894, to the 4tn oi Aiarch, 1893. He was locked up at the First precinct, and will be given a hearing in tbo police, court to-day. Prohibition Rpundly Denounced in Congregational Conference. INTERFERES. WITH LIBERTY Bov. Mr. Ballentiuo Thinks the Saloon tho Curse of -To-day , but Believes in Individual freedom Other Busi ness Transa'&te'fl Concerning Wnsli- imrton Churches. An unusual and sensational feature of tho meeting of the Washington conference of-. Congregational '; Churches at Falls Churcli yesterday was the denouncing of prohibition by tbd Rev. Mr. Ballentiuo, of the First Congregational Church, Bal timore. ,J ' Tho meeting tras.held at Falls Church Congregational Cjliuijeh and was attended by delegates from the different churches of that denomination in Maryland, Uie District of Columbia and Virginia. There was a largo number of visitors from this city in attendance, and they manifested great interest in, the mnny eloquent ad dresses delivered by prominent Congre gational pastor. THE MORNING SESSION. The morning session wns opened with devotional sen-Ices. The moderator, Mr. J.B. Sleman, of the MountPleasant Church, then called the conference to order, and the clerk, Key. Adam Reoch, read the min utes of the last meeting. Rev. Mr. Baden koff, of Baltimore, followed and read a resolution adopted by a recent conference of the M. E. churches of that city, invit ing the Congregatiunal and other confer ferences to appoint a committee of seven to act with them in endeavoring to solve tho liquor problem. Rev. E. T. Root, of the Second Church, Baltimore, then delivered an addresB, in dorsing the Gottcnburg system as the best wny to fight the drink habit. "You arc familiar," he said, "with what has been done in South Carolina by the State dispensary syttrm. This law is in principle a prohibitory law, and all saloons have been abolished and no town or dis trict can have a dispensary unless four fifths of the voters desire it." Tho speaker the'n explained in detail tho working of this system. An earnest plea for the cause of prohibi tion was made by Mr. D. M. Henderson. He dwelt particularly on the money phase of the Gottcnburg system, denying that the companies selling liquor under this system were influenced by philanthropic motives, but merely from a mercenary standpoint. Rv. Mr.. Ballentine, of Baltimore, offered a different argument from either of the pre ceding gentlomon. "The trouble with the Gottenburg system," he Buld, 'is that It is too artificial and ovr-burdened with petty dtails. The machine that does the best work is UiisimiHist in construction. All lm piovomentsand inventions seek to reducethe number and weight of the parts that go to mako up the machine. Agam this system dos not appeal to the common American sentiment, that men have a right to be men. Prohibition interferes with our American individual liberty." THE SALOON DENOUNCED Ballentine denounced the saloon as the root of evil and thought that intelligence and moral suasion were the forces to be employed in suppressing the drink habit. yir. Dea W. C. Tyler followed with a short address on the Central Union Mission. Aftercommunlon, in which Rev. Mr. Ross FishptirnandRev.B.N. Seyniourofticiared, the conferenceadjou nwd to t he residence of Mr. A. P. Eastman, where the members en joyed a carefully prepared luncheon, spread beneath the shady trees. The afternoon session was opened withilcvQtloual cervices by Rev. E. A, Jolinsdn,-. Rev. M. New man folio wedwlthjan eloquent explanation of Congregationalism' Rev. J. K. Mason spoke of its adoptiQil in the South. Rev. Adam Reoch to!dd"f its meeting the need in this locality and Mr. J). M. Henderson ex plained how it could be most effective. The delegates present from the differ ent Congregational churches were: Rev. M. Ross Fishburu, Mr. Lyman S. Emery, Mrs. F. L. Campiwlt, and Mrs. W. I). Qu Inter, People's Church, Washington; Rev. S. M. Newman, 'Rev. J. H. Bradford, Mr. S. B. Clifelo, and' Miss Sarah Bolden, First Church, Washington; Rev. Sterling H. Brown, Mre. E. Tucker, and Mrs. Kate Jackson, Plymouth Church, Washington; Rev. J. K. Masoif, Mr. w. D. Sweetser, Mr. Isaiah Brady, and Miss Marian Brady, Herndon Church, Herndon, Va.; Rev. Mr. Ballentine, Mr. I.-. M. Henderson, and Mr. G. B. Bates, First Church, Baltimore; Rev. E. T. Root, and Miss Olive M. Bogge, Second Church, Baltimore, and Rev. J. H. Jenkins, Rev. Robert Nourse, Mr. A. C. Rorebeck. and Mr. 11. Brunkerhoff, Falls Church, Va. WABM WEATHER AND CBOPS. Cotton Doing Well; Corn and Wheat Need Bain; Tobacco All Bight. The Weather Bureau in its report of weather crop conditions for the weekended June 3, says: The waini weather of the past week has been favorable for cotton, which is re ported as doing well in Tennessee and Ok lahoma and as improved in Arkansas and North Carolina, though still backward inthe last named state; in Louicana, the stand has been affected, by the cool weather of the preceding week, but it has commenced to grow again; in Ttxas the early part of the week was unfavorable, but tho warm weather of the latter nart was favorable for cultivation, which was badly needed. The warm weather has also been benefi cial to corn, the leplanting of which over the greater portion of the corn bolt is about completed aud it is coming up and doing well. Reports from Southern States indi cate that com in that section is in excellent condition. Iu Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and southern Illinois corn would be greatly benefited by rain. In Nebraska the crop has grown well during the week and is in excellent condi tion. The winter wheat is in less promising con dition in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Mis souri, and rust is appearing in Illinois; it is nearly ready to harvest in Kansas, and is heading in Pennsylvania and Maryland, Arkansas and Kentucky report improved condition; and prospects in Oregon are ex cellent. Tobacco isgrowlng nicelyin theCarolinas and planting is progressing favorably in Kentucky, Virginia and Maryland. In Ohio plants set out are dying from drought. Five Unhappy Married Couples. Five suits for divorce were filed yester day, and tho papers in all were with held from publication. They were: George W. against Maria Cartwrigbt, Charles Bendheim, attorney; Minnie Anna Scotte against Robert E. L. Scotte, and Henry J. against Ida Mullen, Campbell Carington, attorney; Emma V. against W. T. Schlosser, C. 0. Tucker, attorney; and Isabel against Theodore M. Rudd, Joseph ShlUington, attorney. Dellglitful Summer Homes nnd Re sorts on, or Reached via the South ern Railway. Thepassengerdopzfrtmentof the Southern Railway has just issued a large folder es pecially for the information of ttwse who are seeking desiiabje fhomes and resorts for the present season. It is gotten up in the best stylo of tile, printer's art, and contains a complete description of the most desirable locations for summering, and is copiously audjbeaulifully illustrated with scenery, hotels, and homes along its main line and branches. It not only fully (describes tho scenery along the entire Southern Railway system, but gives the names, Ipcations, and terms of good boarding-houses, hotels, and coun try homes, from $3 per week to $tVporday. Copies can be hadlHippn application to ticketagents, 511 aitd,1300 Pennsylvania avenue, or by sending a1 two-cent stamp to L. S. Brown, General Agent Passenger De partment, Washington', D. C. Pretty Picture Formed by High . School Girls at Rehearsal. LEARNINGS SING AND SMILE Prof.TomliiisKrepttheYoungLndles in Happy Mood They Accented the Charms of Music with Their Eyes, and Occasional Shows of Pearly Teeth Unique Chorus to Be Heard. . The high .. school girls are learning to sing and, parenthetically, to accent their music witli an occasional gleam of 'their pearly teeth. Tiie main room of the Central high school was, by long odds the most inter esting place in the. city yesterday after noon. There was gathered there about a thousand pupils and. teachers of the city's high schools, ubout ninety-nine "hundredths of the assemblage being young, pretty and charmingly attired, to meet the emergency. Tiie central group of the pfcture was 500 girlish forms and faces, these being the Nightingales of the schools who had been selected to sing in the high school concerts, which will be given to-morrow evenlngand Friday evenlngatthe Academy of music. Superintendent Powell was present, and with him on the platform, several of Uie trustees and other officers of the city schools. Mrs. Ernest Lent and others, who will assist In the concerts, were also iu attendance. A LAST REHEARSAL. The occasion was -one of the last re hearsals for the great events,, which have been in progress for about two weeks. Prof. W. L. Tomllns, of Chicago, directed the music. He has been eugaged to give the teachers and pupils of the public schools training Iu chorus work. He Is a musician who has made a specialty of children's voices, and the trainer and director of the children's choruses at the World's Fair. He is an orchestral director in Chicago, where he ranks among the first teachers both in practice and theory. He has published several vol umn of specially prepared music, his libretti being used by the local high school children. Quite an interesting feature of his method is the attractive manner in which hesecures and holds the attention of his classes. At the rehearsal yesterday he instructed the first five hundred from the Georgetown High School in "Voices of the Wods," a "Boat Song," "Old Folks at Home," and a selection of Eacred music. He kept the girls in a smiling mood at proper intervals by his humorous criticisms of their slight imperfections, all of which he disposed of before the close of the entr tainment. He took pains to instruct the class how to accent he charms of the music with theireyes, smiles and a consequent oc casional show of rows of pearly teeth. In the boat song the girls sang, after some interesting Instruction, just as if they had the oars m their hands and were pulling the craft along the Potomac shores on one of these warm evenings In June. The "Old Folks at Home," asrsung by these five hundred, will b? a revelation to the crowds at the Academy. PROF. TOMLINS' METHOD. Prof. Tomlins is very happy in his illustra tions. His method appears to be to make the music an echo of the sound to the sense so that there is really a dramatic, or at least an elocutionary interpretation of the music. The public can count confidently on a rare treat in the entertainment. The professor said that the previous preparation of the students had been admirable. A chonis, of five hundred fresh, clean, vibrant young voices will be something unique, even in Washington, where there is little that is new under the sun. The ob ject of the concerts is to pay for the in struction given by Prof. Tomlins. The High School chorus willsingto-morrow night and tho graded school chorus on Friday night. Thos9 who will assist nt the concerts are Miss Maude Powell, vio linist; Mrs. Ernest Lent, pianist; and the Apollo Quartet. BUSLNESS CAREERS OPENLVG. Thirty-seven Students at Wood's Com mercial College Take Diplomas. Thirty-seven full-fledged business young men and women graduated at the tenth an nunl commencement of Wood's Commercial College last evening in the Academy of Music. The exercises were opened with prayer by Rev. E. Hez Swem, after which the salutatorian. Miss Opha Jacob, en tertained the audience with, a carefully prepared paper. The diplomas were presented by Pres ident Courtwood Foster. In the course of his address to the graduates, Hon. John W. Douglas, the ex-Commissioner of the District of Columbia, advised the members of the class not to shrink from labor, but to plunge boldly into the busy tide of com mercial life, and promised them that their ships would then come home laden with treasures and rewards. The valedictory was delivered by Mr. Herbert E. Tread well. The prize for the best set of books was awarded to Mr. Harry Murray, of Mis souri; for penmanship, Miss Edna H. Mar ceron; for typewriting, Miss Clara Eliza beth Merriam; for spelling, Miss Bessie M. Moore; for arithmetic. Mr. Wilson Lee Thomas; for grammar, Mr. Rudolph Jose; diploma of honor for not missing a single session. Miss Bertha Wrlsc; for shorthand, Miss M. Bertha Blumer; diploma for at taining the highest general average. Miss Bessie M. Moore, and for good penman ship. Miss Alice R. Yingling. The grad uates of the commercial department were: Miss Ella Wilson Amery, Miss Matilda F. Bergin.Mr. Walter D. Belter, MlssM. Martha Blumer, Miss Lida A. Bache, Mr. Virgil T. Brinkloy, Mies Flora Maud Clark, Mr. Alfred E. Clark. Mi6s Mary Ethel Guthridge, MiESAnnieL.nayward.MissMinnieHepner, Mr. J. Frank Johnson, Mr. Rudolph Jose, Mr. Hadley D. Libbey, Miss Edna H. Marceron, Miss Bessie M. Moore, Mr. Edgar B. Merrit. Mr. Harry Murray, Mr. John Menklejohn, Mr. Charles J. Peltz, Mr. Philip J. Schwartz, Mr. Herbert E. Tread well, Mr. Wilson Lee Thomas, Mr. William R. Van Norman, Miss Bertha Wise.Mr.C.B. Whitney, Miss Alice Reister Yingling, and Mary Arline Zurhorst; the graduates in the shorthand and typewriting department were Miss M. Bertha Blumer, Miss Lida Amelia Bache, Miss Opha M. Jacob, Miss Clara Elizabeth Merriam, Miss Bessie M. Moore, Miss Cora Elizabeth Sauter, Mr. John Francis Wright, Miss Kate B. Wobb and Mr. Goodloe Earle Yancy. SPAIN'S CORDLVL ATOLOGT. She Disavows thoFlriingonthe Amer ican Ship Alliance. The State Department yesterday re ceived from United States Minister Taylor at Madrid the complete and final answer of Spain to the demand of Secretary Gres bam for a disavowal of the firing on tho United States merchant ship Allianca. The document has been awaited "for some time with Interest, and It was un doubtedly one of the main subjects which Acting Secretary of State Uhl brought to the attention of the Cabinet at the meet ing yesterday. The answer is most cordial in tone and is expressive of the fullest disavowal of the course of the commander of the Span ish gunboat whicb fired on the Allianca. It is said to be entirely satisfactory to this Government, as it fully meets In letter and spirit the demands made. His Wntch Is Gone. John Meredith, an insurance agent, reported to police headquarters last night that while playing pool in the National pool room, some one stole a sliver watch from his vest pocket. The watch was worth about six dollars. Electric Fans for offices. J.H. Kuehllng. Our Creel 1-4 OH Of BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S FINE CLOTHING will continue all thl3 week. $ 1 .23 Suits, now 92c 1 .48 Suits " $ 1 . 1 1 1 .98 Suits " 1 .49 2.48 Suits " 4 .86 Such crowds 6uch values such buying. Pardon us it you woren't able to set waited on yesterday. We did tbo best we could. Come again this time bring the "little folks" iii tho morning if conren lent we aro usually less busy then. -Our S7 TKU hLUE bEEGE SUITS for men are "winners." 810 won't tiuy better elsewhere. S. BIEBER'S, STAR CLOTHING HOUSE, 903 to 909 8th St. S. E. C3?Greon cable cars pass the door. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Supposed Negro Thief Captured After a Chase In the Hot San. The cries of "Catch thief" and "Police" and the sound of skurryin feet about 4:30 o'clock last evening aroused the whole police headquarters. Several policemen In the building, beaded by Detective Lacy, rushed out on Louisiana avenue as a large colored man, pursued by about a hundred men and boys, dashed past. The headquarters officers Joined In the chase and went over park fences around tho city hall and down D street after the fleeing negro. In the meantime several police whistles, blown by men in the chase, mingled with their shouts, and In a few minutes policemen appearcdonDandFourth streets aud Indiana avenue. The pursued started down Four-and-a-half street, and a gentleman attempted to stop theinan, but was upset for his pains. At last he was captured. Exhausted by the long run in the hot rays of the sun the fugitive stopped on D street The next innstant he was seized by two special of ficers and the crowd gathered around him, perspiring and breathless. Gripped by nip pers, he was marched toward headquarters, followed by about a thousand spectators. Into the detective room the prisoner was taken and once planted safely in a chair between two sleuths, he was asked by Mr. Lacy: "What Is your name?:" "Archie Johnson." "What were you running for?" " 'Caus er man said I tooked his Ice pick, when I didn't." Then the question arose who was the complainant, but no one knew, and altera bit of advice from two or three perspiring detectives. Archie walked forth once more into sunshine and liberty. UNDER PERSONAL BONDS. Car Fender Cases Against Street Railroads Postponed for a Week. The cases against the Washington and Georgetown, Georgetown and Tenally town, and the Columbia street railway com panies for violating the regulations of the Commissioners m failing to place fenders and wheel guards on their cars came up In the police court yesterday, and were con tinued until June 12, the companies' coun sel wishing, they said, to subpena addi tional witnesses. The railway corpora tions were represented in court by Presi dent Dunlop, of the Washington and George town Company; President R. F. Barker, of the Columbia road; Secretary H. T. Purdy, of the Teuallytown and Georgetown Rail way. When the tontlnuence was noted Judge Kimball said he would take "the gentle men's" personal bonds to appear at court on the day set. The representatives were then ranged before the clerk's desk and were read the long printed form binding them in $100 to appear before court. The defendants passed out, and after a few mo ments' conversation together on the front portico departed. Assistant District Attorney Pugh stated to a reporter that Uie companies' counsel, when the trial comes up, will-attack the law. Several lawyers consider the regu lation defective, as it says In the penalty clause that "any railway company failing to comply with the said regulation" shall be fined. Now, a company, the attorneys claim, is composed of several persons, all of whom cannot be fined, because they are not responsible for the orders of one or two individuals, who cannot be fined, cither, as the company violates the law. Naval Orders. Chief Engineer W S. Moore from the naval examining board at Philadelphia to-the Dolphin, relieving Chief Engineer G. W. Baird, who is granted three months' leave. Ensign D. W. Boswick, from Cramp's shipyard and granted two months' leave. Lieutenant F. II. Lefavor to Mare Island. Chief Engineer John Law to temporary duty in the removal of the .monitors to League Island. Lieutenant John F. Luby to the Essex. Lieutenant J. L. Russell from the Essex to Uie Atlanta. Lieutenant John Hood from the Atlanta to examination for promotion, and given Uiree months' leave. Capt. George C. Reamey, three monUis leave to go abroad. Lieutenant J. H. Gibbous to the Raleich. Lieutenant H. G. Dressel from the At lanta to the Naval Academy. Ensign Luke McNamee from Uie Raleigh to the Essex. Ensign N. P. Coleman, Essex to the Raleigh. Lieutenant Hamilton Hutchins from the Cincinnati to torpedo station. Passed Assistant Engineer E. H. Scrib ner to xhe Atlanta. Passed Assistant Engineer W. M. Parks fnm the Atlanta, and given Uiree months' leave. Lieutenant Charles F. Norton to Uie Richmond. EXCURSIONS. FIRST GRAND Excursion ! -OF THE-J PRESIDENTS 1 TROOP (Troop "A," D. C. N. G.) TO Marshall Hall, To-morrow Evening, Jure 6. Steamer Macalester WILL LEAVE HER WHARF AT C:30 P. "M. AMUSEMENTS. CONVENTION HALL. THE EVENT OP THE SEASON. Thursday and Friday, June 6 and 7. MATINEES AT 4. EVENINGS AT 8. INNES S BAND mous Of New York. Accompanied by tho following EIGHT Great Vocal Artists: Miss MARTHA GARRI SON MINER. Concert Soprano. Miss ANNIE 31. WEED, Dramatic Soprano. Mha KATHEIUNE MAC NHHX, Contralto. Miss MARIE J. Wicn MAN, Contralto. Mr. WM. A XANTEX, Prirao Tenors Mr. a C. FERGUSON. Concert Tenoc Mr. ETHAN ALLAN. Basso. Mr. FRANKLIN F. hE- TON, Basao Cantantes. Marching Troops, Fife and Drum Corps, etc, etc, In tho Great Musical Spectacles WAR PEACE AND "Day at the World's Fair," The Famous ArtMrv Accompaniment. Com pt-te Battery of Rapid. Electrioflring Artillery, in pert ret time with the Musfc. Gunners, Elec tricians, and corps of Pyrotechnists for tho FIREWORKS DISPLAY. And assisted locally byUrandJIixed Chorus, Auxiliary Bands, Drum, aad Fife Corps. PRICES OF ADMISSION 23 Cents. Reserved Seats W Cents. Tickets on sale at Metzerott's .Music store. th,fi,sat,m,to,ir BASEBALL. To-day at 4.30 P. M. LOUISVILLE WASHINGTON. Admission, 25 and 50 Cents. TTERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATER. zsummer garden.:::: Coolest spot Iu the City. WHITE CROOK CO. Boxing Contest To-night FRED SWIGART, of Baltimore, V8 TOBE PARKER, of Washington. 10 ROUNDS COOX.ESTPEACELNTOWN. STEW ART'S Capitol Hill Summer Garden tlate Junemann's), E st. bet. 4th and 5th ne.J (Washington Brewery). Coldest beer In city, fresh froir brewery vaults every half hour. Light luncheon- a specialty. Dou ble bowling alleys. Large carriage yard. je4-lm "VIEW NATIONAL THEATRE 2nd WEES. V Evenings at 8:15 Mat Sat at 2. THE COMEDY SEASON. SK An Awful Affair. Reserved seats, 25. SO and 73c Admission, 35c. Next Week MARRIED IN HASTE. VIRGINIA Jockey Club, ST. ASAPH, VA. Racing Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until fur ther notice. General Admission, 50 Ccnt SIX RACES each day. First race 2.30 p. m. Special trains direct to grand stand from. Sixth street station at 1.30 and 2:10 p. ia.; other trohzs 11.50 and 12.30. E. E. DOWNHAM STEVE STILLWELL, President Secretary. myliML GRAND OPERA HOUSE Edward H. Allen, Manager. Coolest Theater in the City. Evenings a tf.15, Saturday Matinee at 2 FREDERIC BOND AND COMPANY presenting the three-act Farcical Comedy, "MY WIFE'S MOTHER." DDIHCC Orchestra Chairs 3c rmbtb K ..::::--;:::- g Juno 10 SeTentliTTeek "My Awful Dad, EXCURSIONS. Marshall Hall SUMMER SCHEDULE. Steamer Macalester leaves daily "th. and M S. W., (Sundays Jscepted) at 10 a. m.. 230 p. ra. Returning, leaves Marshall Hall at 1 and -IdB p. m.. Steamer River Queen leaves daily, O st wharf, (Sunday excepted) at 9.30 a. nu and from Maeal esters wharf ata:3 J p. m.Returnlngleavea Mar shall HaU at 130 and 7:30n. m. Music by Schroeder's Famous Band. Music and danctsg all day. Fare round trip, 23c. J-3tf Moonlight Excursion ON STEAMER CITY OF RICHMOND Thursday and Friday Evenings, AT 7 P. M. RETURNING 10:30. MUSIC AND DANCING ON BOARD FARE, 10 CENTS- Dock foot of Sista Street. Golonial Beach. PALACE STEAMER "City of Richmond." Saturday at 6:30 P. M. Sunday at 9 A. M. Returning at ' 10:30 p. m. ROUND TRIP, 50c. B. U, COLEGROVE, General Manager, 1424 N.Y. Aye. ui'iio JL Palace gteamer SAM'L J PENTZ leaves on three trips daily and on the fol lowing Special days: SUNDAY at 10:45 a. ra., 2:-5 and 5:13 p m. Returning, leaving River View at 12:43. 4:30 and 7:30 p. m. WEDNESDAY AND SAT URDAY at 9:45 a. m., 1.45 and G:45 p. m. Leave River View at 12:15,. 5:00 and 10:30 p. m. Ticket"!. 25 cents; chil dren, 15 cents. INDIAN HEAD every Wednesday and Saturday at 6:45. stopping at River View both -ways. Tickets, 23 cents. Family day every Saturday at River View, everybody 10 cents ro 0:45 a. m. and 1:43 n m trips. The Palace Steamer HARRY RANDALL to Chapel Point Sunday. Tuesday, Thursday, 7 a. m. Excursion ticket, cmbmcang ruund trip transportation, supper, lodging, break fast at Hotel Belleview. r.r 2. Hotel Belleview, Chapel Point, now open. 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