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MISS JANIE P. M'CAULEY. THE WINNER.
OUR MOST POPULAR TEACHER.
"Herald" Headers Tote the European Trip to Miss
Janie P. McCauley.
She Receives a Total of 8,110 Totes in the Grand Contest.
ME. JOHN T. FREEMAN A YERY CLOSE SECOND.
His Popularity Shown by a Handsome Total of 7,753 Votes.
A GRAND TOTAL OF 27,000 BALLOTS CAST.
If "The Herald" Were Issued Daily the Total Vote Would Have Been 296,746.
AS SHOWN BY ACTUAL COUNT AND NO GUESSWORK.
The Winner Also Gets a Fine Gold Watch and a Suburban Lot.
A. SPL.JSND1I) SHOWING JTOTt THE CONTESTANTS
AND "TI-IJH STJNJOA.Y JIDETtAJLD."
Mies Janie P. McCauley, of the Greeuleaf
School, Fourth Division, in the southwest sec
tion of the city, has heen voted the most popu
lar teacher in the District of Columbia by the
readers of Tub Sunday Heuald. Out of a
total of neatly 27,000 votes cast during the
eight weeks' polling, Miss McCauley reached
the handsome number of 8,140 ballots, and ac
cordingly has been awarded the prize offered
by the proprietors of Tan Heuald, a vacation
tour of Europe free of all expense to herself.
Miss McCauley has roceived the warmest con
gratulations of hosts of friends on her deserved
success. She is an intelligent, hard-working,
and exceptionally successful educator, and the
large voto polled for her shows that sho is ap
preciated at her truo worth by her pupils and
their friends. She has The Heiuld's warmest
congratulations and very best wishes.
In addition to the European tour offered by
Tun IlEitAi.i) to the teacher leceiving the high
est number of votes, Miss McCauloy has also
been preseuted with an exquisite little gold
watch of the best American make by Mr, Frank
Ilona, the well-known jeweler of Seventh street,
and, as a third souvenir of tho contest, she
will bo given by tho pioprletors of Deauowood
a deed to a valuable lot of ground in that pleas
ant and popular suburb.
Tho watch which Mr. Iloffa presented to Miss
McCauloy has beautifully chased casos and is a
perfect timekeeper. It is inclosed in a very
pretty ivory box lined with blue satin, and on
the inside of tho cover in gold letters there is
an appropriate inscription. The inner case of
tho watch has eugraved upon it in tho iluest
stylo of tho art tho following: "8140. Presented
through The Sunday Heiuld by Frank Iloffa
to Miss Jauio P. McCauloy, Our Most Popular
School Teacher. 1890." Tho first figures aro
tho number of votes which tho lecipleut ob
tained In tho balloting. As Mr. Iloffa remaiked
In presenting tho beautiful little timepiece to
the fortunate winner, "It will servo for mauy,
many yeais to come as a perpetual souvenir of
tho uuiquo contest In which Miss McCauley was
tho victor and of tho pleasant days of European
travel which succeeded."
East Deanowood, in which is located tho lot
which Miss McCauley will receivo, is situated
on tho Baltimore and Potomac Railroad, one-half-mile
from Bennings station, lying directly
cast and one-quarter mile beyond Deanewood,
a handsome property, owned by Dr. Deane, tho
donor of tho lot. Dr. Deano now has in course
of constiuction three handsome houses, in ad
dition to about twenty-five already built, and
will shortly build a number of others. Being
the sito of several machine shops owned by
Washington and Philadelphia syndicates who
aro engaged In tho manufacture of electric
motors, tho desirability of property in this sec
tion Is considerably enhanced, and It has al
ready become quite valuable. The sale of East
Deauewood, in which is situated Miss Mc
Cauloy's lot, to a firm of real-estate dealers, has
just heen consummated, and tho property will
shortly bo put on the market. Tho fact that
tho East End electric car line will run directly
through this section will glvo an impetus to tho
sale of the lots for building purposes.
Mr. John T. Freeman, principal of tho Pea
body School on Capitol Hill, was a very close
second to Miss McCauloy In the balloting, and
only missed tho piizo by a comparatively small
number of votes. Ho received tho handsomo
total of 7,753. This is tho strongest testimony
to the popularity of Mr. Freeman, and his
friends have a right to claim that ho almost
divides tho honors with tho winner. Mr. Free
man, like Miss McCauley, Isheld in tho warmest
regard by tho pupils of his school, many of
whom manifested a much more eager desiro
than himself that ho should receivo tho honor
of being voted tho most popular teachor iu tho
Distiict. Tho teachers who in this way can
cam aud retain tho affection of their pupils
while discharging their duties faithfully and
fearlessly show that they possess 6omo of tho
raiest aud most valuable qualities of the edu
cator. Mr. Freeman's friends may well feel
proud of the lino voto which he got.
Miss Emma K. Scott, who teaches in the
Henry Building, received tho next highest num
ber of votes to Mr. Fiecman. Her total was
Fourth in tho final balloting was Miss Kato
II. Bcvaid, of tho Conduit Road School, who
received 2,1-10 votes. Considering that Miss
Bevard's name did not appear in the contest
until next to tho last week, this is a fine show
ing. Miss Mattie Garges, of tho Pcabody School,
received the fifth highest number of votes
Votes ol" the Iending Candidates.
The following table gives at a glance the 6ix
leading candidates in the contest and their total
alius J. I. McCauloy 8,140
Mr. ,T. T. Freeman 7,75:?
Miss 13. K.Soott :J,.)8G
Miss Kate II. ltovurcl 2,1 11
Miss M. IV. GargcH 1,018
Miss a. m. wiisou ti:t
Counting he Ballots.
Tuesday last, the day on which the balloting
closed, was a busy day about The Heiuld
office. Friends and representatives of the ran
dldates were on hand from early in the morning
anxious to see how matters were going, and as
the votes came pouring in during the afternoon
there was a good deal of suppressed excitement.
As indicated in Tun Heiuld from time to time,
largo numbers of votes had been prepared and
held back for the close by the friends of differ
ent candidates. Those were tin ned in during
the day, the cieat bulk of them within the half
hour before ." P. M., the time at which the polls
Mr. P. M. Hough, paying teller of the Colum
bia Bank, a member of the committee selected
to count the votes, was on hand to witness the
formal closing of the polls. "The time is up,"
Mr. Hough exclaimed at exactly 5 o'clock, and
the representatives of the candidates present
were informed that no more votes would be
received. Then, at the request of tho latter, a
rough estimate of the result as far as known
was made. This showed that Miss McCauley
had won the prize, and at once her represcnta
tlre was wai inly congratulated by the repre
sentatives of her rivals and all the others
A committee consisting of the paying tellers
of six of the leading banks of the city had been
selected to count the votes and they kindly
consented to act. They were Mr. Fred. C.
Gieseking, of the Central National Bank; Mr.
P. M. Hough, of tho Columbia National; Mr.
R. E. White, of the Bank of Washington;
Mr. Irving G. Ashby, of the National Metropol
tau Bank; Mr. Brice J. Moses, of the Bank of
the Republic, and Mr. Harry C. Towers, of the
West End National Bank.
These gentlemen, whose known integrity and
high standing in the community formed a guar
antee of the absolute fairness of the eount, as
did their expertuess at figures of its accuracy,
gathered at tho office of The Sunday Heiuld
shortly after 7 o'clock Tuesday evening to dis
charge their importantdutiesto tho contestants.
The piles of votes, done up in packages of vari
ous sizes, that lay on tho tables about the room
looked very formidable. The evening was tho
hottest of the year, aud this did not lessen the
apparent dlfiiculties of the task. But the gen
tlemen did not hesitate, and quickly began their
work. The envelopes containing the small votes
polled for the minor candidates were first gone
through with and checked oil. Then the great
piles of ballots cast for the leading contestants
were tackled and carefully counted. Mauy
blank votes were found in some of tho packages,
aud these had to be tin own out. As the votes
of each candidate were counted tho result was
marked on the list opposite tho names of the
different contestants. When the count was
completed tho results weie all gone over again,
veiified, and properly checked off.
In about two hours from tho time thewoik
was begun It was completed, and tho six gentle
men drew up aud signed tho ceitlflcate to be
found appended to tho long table above.
Although It had been anuounced long In ad
Yauco that the coutest would close at 5 P. M.
on Tuesday, July 8, a few votes weie received
in the evening mall and on tho two following
days. Five votes for Miss McCauloy, fouiteen
for Mr. B. T. Janney, five for Miss Kate II.
Bevaid, aud one for MissGarges came in late in
this way, and, of couise, were not counted.
A Fine Showing Vov "Tho Herald."
The Heiuld feels that it has just cause for
prldo In tho result of tho contest. The number
of votes cast shows that tho paper is not only
widely read, but that Its readers take a pleasaut
Interest in its undertakings. Although the
contest was begun rather lato in tho season,
when the approach of the close of tho school
year kept both teachers and pupils unusually
busy preparing for the annual examinations and
commencements, it at onco excited genuine in
terest among all who were connected with the
schools as well as among tho public generally,
The pupils of the schools appreciated tho appro
priateness of tho prize which The Heiuld
offered, and immediately began to work with
tho generous enthusiasm of youth to securo it
for their favorite teachers. That tho pupils and
other friends of tho candidates eutered into the
friendly rivalry with spirit is 6hown by the
haudsome total of votes polled.
This total is 20,081. This at first sight may
not seem extraordinarily large, but a little con
sideration of tho conditions will show it to have
been so. Tho contest rau for eight weeks, and
tho average voto for each I6SUO of tho pap er
during its continuance was uearly 3,500, or, to
be exact, 3,372 votes. A thing that must be
borno carefully in mind In estimating tho
general result is that the selling price of The
Herald is five cents per copy, which is two
MR. JOHN T. FREEMAN, SECOND IN THE CONTEST.
centsjnore than the daily papeib sell for. Now,
If instead of being a weekly papei selling at live
cents per copy The Hehald during the contest
had been published daily at three cents per copy
the total vote would have attained the magnifi
cent figure of 290,740, computing at tho late of
3,372 votes per issue during fifty-aix ibbues of
the paper. And the figures on which ibis esti
mate is based, it should be remembered, arc not
guessed at nor nppiovimatcil, but aie the wiult of
a careful count of the ballots actually cast in
TnE Heiuld's contest.
Besides this, a weekly paper works at a disad
vantage in a contest of this kind, for tho icason
that there is apt to be a lapse of interest from
week to week, while a daily paper can maintain
a constantly increasing interest from day to day.
These considerations make The Heiuld feel
that Its contest for the benefit of the most popu
lar teacher of the city has been a phenomenal i
successiu tho widespread interest it has aroused,
as shown by the handsome total of votes cast,
by tho general discussion of tho uuiquo and
handsome prize offeied, aud by the eager man
ner In which tho progress of the balloting has
been watched from Sunday to Sunday.
Sketches ol' the Loading Candidates.
Below will be found brief sketches of the
leading candidates in the contest.
MISS JANIE 1. M'CAULEY, THE WINNEK Ol' THE
Miss Janie P. McCauley, whoso popuhuity
above all others 16 so forcibly attested by tho
magnificent number of votes she leccivcd in
The Hehald contest, is a native of Washing
ton, and has taught in tho public schools of this
city since 1871. She is a daughter of Mr. Joseph
McCauley, a prominent merchant of the south
west section, where he is very well known.
Miss McCauley was educated iu tho public
schools, but Is not a graduate of the Noimal
School. At the public schools sho was a pupil
of Mrs. Amldon, whoso qualifications ab a
teacher of young ladles were at that time ho
well known. Miss McCauley has always taught
in tho Fourth Division, and has been counected
with her present school for a period of six years.
Her earnest and very capable work as a teacher
brought her many desirable promotions; but,
having at ono time suffered with a nervous af
fection, which compelled her to stop work for
a time, at her own request sho has been allowed
to continue iu tho Greenleaf School, situated
on Four-and-a-half street, whero sho now
teaches. Sho has laboied under many disad
vantages whllo at tho Greenleaf School, as It is
not a modern 6chool, with modem improve
ments, but ono of tho older ones. Miss Mc
Cauley is a member of tho Fifth Baptist Chinch,
in which sho is a very prominent and zealous
worker, having a class in the Sunday rchool
connected with tho institution,
Mil. J. T. VUEEMAN, WHO OAMI3 VEIV NEAH
Mr. John T. Freeman, the second in tho con
test, was born Juno 1, 1859, at Lauca6tcr, Pa.,
the birthplace of Robert Fulton. His father,
William Freeman, a book publisher and piano
maker, died when Johu was eighteen months
old. His mother, now Mrs. Mary A. Boutwell,
well known in Washington and Baltimore, ic
moved with her family of fourchildien to tho
latter city, which has been their homo evci since.
The subject of this 6ketch was a pupil through
the grades of thoBaltlmoio public schools, end
ing his course thero in tho second year of tho
High School, In 1877 ho entered Stuart Hall
Academy, whero he 6pent two years fitting for
college. Iu 1883 ho was graduated witlj tho
engineering section of the Chandlor Scientific
Department of Dartmouth College, haviug been
three times a. prize man during his course, tak
ing prizes in botany, essay writiug, and mechani
cal drawing. After graduation he was ap
pointed teacher iu our public schools, being as
signed to the seventh grade boys' school, iu the
Wallach Building. The next year ho was pio
moted to the eighth grade boys, Pcabody School.
Since 1885 he has been pilnclpal of that build
ing, and also principal of the Wallach night
school. Iu 18S8 he was elected chairman of the
Young Men's Christian Associatiou educational
committee. As puch he organized the business
school of that institutution, aud last j'ear's
classes were the most successful in the history
of the associatiou. Mr. Freeman is very popu
lar with his pupils, as Is well shown by the
ically magnificent vote which was polled for
him, largely through their exeitions. No better
evidence of a teacher's capacity and value can
be had than the fact that while maintaining
proper discipline he is able to letain the affec
tion of his pupils.
MISS SCOTT, WHO WAS THIItD.
Miss Emma K. Scott, who held third position
in the contest, was born iu Fairfield, Iowa, but
has lived in Washington almost her entire life.
She graduated from the Washington Normal
School in 1883, taking the highest honors. Her
education, In accordance with the spirit which
sho evinces iu whatever sho undertakes, was
most thoiough. Sho is a most excellent Latin
scholar, thoroughly acquainted with the mys
teiiesof Greek, and speaks French with a flu
ency which is exceptional. Sho is equally well
educated In the other moro ordinary branches of
knowledge, aud, all In all, is what is known as
a thoroughly informed woman. She was ten
dered a situatlou as teacher in the public schools
Immediately after graduating, and has been ad
vanced in the past sixycarsfrom tho first to the
seventh grade. She teaches in tho Henry Build
ing, situated on P stieet, near Seventh uorth
west, and, as her vote signifies, is very popular
with her pupils. She Is recognized by tho au
thoiltleb of the public schools as a painstaking
and exceptionally zealous teacher.
Miss Scott is spending her vacation In tho west
ern pait of Pennsylvania.
MlhS KATE II. HEVAUD, WHO GOT l'OUHTH PLACE.
Miss Kate II. Bevard, standing noxt below
Mi6s Scott in tho number of votes received, was
born about twenty-one years ago iu West
Brownsville, Pa. Tho place of her birth pos
sesses a peculiar interest, inasmuch as her
father's houso was within a square of tho ono iu
which Secretary of State Blaino was bom. Her
father was a contractor for tho building of ship&
aud also a part ownor of largo planing mills sit
uated in that town. At tho time of his death
Miss Bovard was attending Union School in
West Brownsville, aud was but seventeen year&
of age. Becauso of unfortunate speculations
almost tho entire amount of his fortune was
lost, aud tho subject of our sketch was left prac
tically penniless. With tho energy characteris
ing tho A'merican girl of tho picsent sho bor
rowed an amount of money sufficient to com
plete her education, graduating from Lock
Haven Normal School, Pa., about two years
since. Sho Immediately accepted a position as
teacher in tho public school at Brownsville,
whero sho gave thorough satisfaction, but upou
ropiesentationsof relatives residing in Washing
ton that sho could do better hero sho camo on
shortly before Christmas aud took control of the
Conduit School. Her connection with tlut
school of six months has been marked by a
steady Increase in tho number of pupils aud the
school's general piosperity. Mlsa Bevard is a
musician of exceptional ability, being an excel
lent performor ou tho piano, violin, guitar, aud
banjo. Sho is deservedly popular with her
pupils, and her voto attests their loyalty, She
Is spending tho summer iu her native town,
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