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THE :TOSHETO:N- TIMES, WEDNESDAY, 0TD3SfE 5. 1895.
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WASHINGTON, D. 0., JUNES, 1895.
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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. 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
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
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'
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
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
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
"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
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
and the appropriation per capita, are all
"All of tLefe are subjects on which every
mother and lather should be bi ought to
"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
"By all means let us have the educational
"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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
Of BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S FINE
CLOTHING will continue all thl3
$ 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.
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.
"What Is your name?:"
"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
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.
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'
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
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
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'
Lieutenant Charles F. Norton to Uie
(Troop "A," D. C. N. G.)
To-morrow Evening, Jure 6.
WILL LEAVE HER WHARF AT C:30 P. "M.
THE EVENT OP THE SEASON.
Thursday and Friday, June 6 and 7.
MATINEES AT 4. EVENINGS AT 8.
INNES S BAND
Of New York.
Accompanied by tho following EIGHT Great
Miss MARTHA GARRI
Miss ANNIE 31. WEED,
Mha KATHEIUNE MAC
Miss MARIE J. Wicn
Mr. WM. A XANTEX,
Mr. a C. FERGUSON.
Mr. ETHAN ALLAN.
Mr. FRANKLIN F. hE-
TON, Basao Cantantes.
Marching Troops, Fife and Drum Corps, etc,
etc, In tho
Great Musical Spectacles
"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
To-day at 4.30 P. M.
Admission, 25 and 50 Cents.
TTERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATER.
Coolest spot Iu the City.
WHITE CROOK CO.
Boxing Contest To-night
FRED SWIGART, of Baltimore,
TOBE PARKER, of Washington.
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.
"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.
ST. ASAPH, VA.
Racing Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays until fur
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
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,
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.
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
CITY OF RICHMOND
Thursday and Friday Evenings,
AT 7 P. M.
MUSIC AND DANCING ON BOARD
FARE, 10 CENTS-
Dock foot of Sista Street.
"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,
1424 N.Y. Aye.
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. Char
ters cin be made Tor thePentzand RandalL
E. S. RANDALL, Sole Proprietor.
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