Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The Sunday herald and weekly national intelligencer. (Washington [D.C.]) 1887-1896, November 16, 1890, Image 7',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
THESUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY. NOVEMBER iet 1S90.
NEWS OF TUB LODGES.
IlKUNION THIS WHISK OF SCOTTISH
It ITU MASONS.
Inton-Htlng Uxorelscs Promised ltecord of
Itoyul Order of Scotland Notes About
Itiiloiionilont. Order of IMeclnuilcs,
Golden CroHH, and Ollior Societies
The following Masonic bodies meet upon tlio
ovcnlngs of tlio ensuing week:
Subordinate Lodges. MiiboiiIo Temple B. 1J.
French No. 15, Monday, UOth; Pcntalplm No. 23,
Mondny, 20th; National No. 12. Tuesday, 21st;
Washington Centennlnl No. 11, Wednesday, 22d;
La Fajettc No. It), Thursday, 23d; Lebanon
No. 7, Friday, 34th.
Masonic Hall, Virginia avenue southeast
Naval No. 4, Thursday, 23d.
A. A. S. It. Sanctuary, 1007 G street Cathe
dral: Osiris No. 20, Wednesday, 22d. Blue
Room: Columbia No. 3, Wednesday, 22d.
Masonic Hall, Nineteenth street and Pennsyl
vania avenue Hiram No. 10, Friday, 24th.
Masonic Nail, Georgetown Potomac No. 5,
Masonic Hall, Uniontown Anacostla No.
21, Monday, 20th.
Itoyal Arch Chapters. Masonic Temple
La Fayette No. G, Tuesday, 21st; Columbia No.
1, Wednesday, 22d.
Masonic Hall, Virginia avenue southeast Na
val No. 0, Tuesday, '21st.
Masonic Hall. Nineteenth street and Pennsyl
vania avenue Mount Horcb No. 7, Thurs
Commandcrics Knights Templar. Masonic
Temple Columbia No. 2, Friday, 24th.
Masonic Hall, Georgetown Potomac No. 3,
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Sanctu
ary, 1007 G street Mithras Lodge of Perfection,
The election at the annual communication of
the Grand Lodiro Wednesday resulted as fol
lows: Thomas F. Glbbs, of Columbia Lodge
No. 3, M. W. G. M.; F. G. Alexander, of Stans
bury Lodge No. 2-1, It. W. D. G. M.; L. C. Wil
liamson, of Osiris Lodge No. 20, It. W. S. G.
W.; II. S. Morrill, of La Fayette Lodge No. 19,
It. W. ,1. G. W.: W. It. Singleton, of Pcntalplm
Lodge No. 23, It. W. G. Secretary; C. a Dun
causon, of Lebanon Lodge No. 7, It. W. G.
Treasurer; Joseph Ilamacher, W. G. Lecturer;
C. 13. Smith, of Anacostla Lodge No. 7, Rev.
and W. G. Chaplain; D. G. Dixon, of Lebanon
Lodge No. 7, W. G. Marshall; George W.
Baird, of Hope Lodge No. 20, W. S. G. D.; J.
F. Blackmar, of Harmony Lodge No. 17, W. J.
G. D.; J. S. Tomliuson, of Federal Lodge No.
1, W. G. S. 13.; W. C. Bickford, of Hlrarn Lodgo
No. 10, W. G. P.; S. C. Palmer, of George C.
Whiting Lodge No. 22, W. S. G. S.; Harry
Standlford, of St. John's Lodge No. 11, W. J.
G. S.; Thomas J. Edwards, of Osiris Lodge No.
2(i, Grand Tiler.
Lodgo No. 15 Monday evening. Anacostla
T.nilr'n Tn. 91 will pnnfr.r tlio 1 ct.ilmrri.rt ATnniTnx.
evening. The fair in aid of the building fund
- will begin Tuesday evening. Several degrees
are due in Pentalpha Lodge No. 23 Monday
evening. Lafayette Chapter No. 5 will work
the Mark degree Tuesday evening. Mithras
Lodge of Perfection will advance a large class
Tuesday evening. Columbia Lodge No. 3
will probably confer the 1st degree Wednesday
evening. Columbia Chapter No. 1. will hold
their grand visitation Wednesday evening.
Potomac Commandcry No. 3 will confer tho
Order of the Temple Wednesday evening.
Lafayette Lodgo No. 10 will work the 1st de
ft'".0 JW'Ursday evening. Washington Cen
tennial Lodge No. 14 will work the 1st degree
Wednesday evening. Lebanon Lodge No. 7
will work the 3d degree Friday evening.
A laige number of Scottish Kite Masons will
visit Richmond to witness the high degrees of
the Kite, which will be conferred in that city
during the comiug week at the annual reunion
of the Kite. All of the bodies are making
elaborate preparations. The exercises opened
3'cstcrday with the conferring of tho 4th to the
14th degree, inclusive, in Libertas Lodgo of
Perfection, W. O. English, Venerable Master,
the lodgo being called at 1 o'clock. At 7 lu the
evening supper was served, at the conclusion of
which Pelican Chapter of Itose Croix No. 2,
William Ryan, Wise Master, conferred tho 15th
to the 18th degrees, Inclusive. On Monday
(to-morrow) morning ltev. Hartley Carmichacl
will confer tho Kadosh degrees, from the 19th
to the 30th degrees, inclusive, and on Monday
night Dalcho Consistory No. 1, Charles A.
Nosbltt, Master, will give tho famous historic
degree of Inspector-Inquisitor, tho 31st, with
most elaborate properties and in a style of sur
passing grandeur. The braziers, tho balances,
and tho great vessels of hammered brass for this
ceremony wero manufactured for tho Consistory
at tho Masonic AVorks at Detroit at a very high
cost. Tho degree of Master of tho Itoyal
Secret, or, as it is generally styled, Subllmo
, Prince of tho Itoyal becret, 32d degree, will bo
conferred Tuesday evening, just prior to tho
grand annual bauquet. Grand Steward Krauso
has the matter in charge, and has prepared an
elaborate mCnu. Cant. John F. Mayer, tho In
spector General for Virginia, has invited u num
ber of brother Inspector Generals of other
States to bo present on this occasion. This
jurisdiction will bo largely represented during
tho reunion by many prominent Scottish ltlto
Tho following record of tho transactions of
tho Itoyal Order of Scotland, which recently
held Its session in this city, was compiled from
tho oflleial records of tho order aud will bo of
great interest generally as woll a3 locally: At
tho session of tho Provincial Grand Lodgo of
this order of Masonry, hold in this city last
week, there wero gathered together in tho cathe
dral of tho Scottish ltlto tho most prominent
Musous of tho entire country. It was tho thir
teenth annual meeting of this Grand Lodge,
whoso jurisdiction is over tho whole United
States. Owing to tho absence of tho Provincial
Grand Muster, Sir Albert Pike, Avho was unablo
to attend on account of ill-health, tho Grand
Lodgo was presided over by Sir AVilllum Oscar
Roome, of this city. Among thoso prosent
wero Sirs Thomas Edwards Hatch, of Now
Hampshire; lhomas Elwood Llvezey, of Ken-
Thatcher, of Missouri; John Martin Clapp, of
Pennsylvania; John Carl Terry, of Mluuesota;
William ltyau, of Virginia; Caleb Henry Bon-
Caswell, of California; Robert Talbott Miller, of
Kentucky; James Cunningham Batchclor, of
Louisiana; Adrian Cyrus Shorman, of Kansas;
Evan Davis, of Kansas; Joseph Norton Dolph,
of Oregon; Martin Collins, of Missouri; AValtcr
James Hill, of Arizona; Richard Joseph Nunu,
of Georgia, aud Henry Mooro Teller, of Colo
rado, besides a number of tho most prominent
Masons of this city, among whom wero Sirs
John Mills Browne, Georgo Edgar Corson,
Joseph Clarence Taylor, Alexander Holloubeck
Holt, AVilllam Reynolds Singleton, AVilliam
Smith R0060, Leroy Mortimer Taylor, Georgo
AVilliam6on Bulloch, Johu Hezekiah Oleott,
Robert Todd Hleston, Augustus Hurt Coolidge,
Thomas Soinerville, Aarou Baldwin, Clement
AVolls Bennett, Charles Henry Fowler, Abner
Towusloy Louglcy, William Robertson Smith,
Annul Amery Thomas, Edwin Balrhlge Mac-
Conferring of Degrees. Potomac Lodgo No.
5 wilfhave work Monday evening. The 1st
or 2d decree is due in Beniamln 13. Frnnnli
luciiy; isoueri jucuosury uraimm, oi jnow
York; John Frederick Mayor, of Virginia;
Charles Eugeno Moyer, of Pennsylvania; Charles
Albert Nesbltt, of AMrcinla: Stonhen Davis
iuii, ui luimiKBuiu; ijuwuii uiiuion uawKins, or
Florida; John ltolph Parson, of Missouri;
Frank Millls Fodte. of Wyoming; Erasmus
Theodora Carr, of Kansas; Thomas Hubbard
Grotty, Henry Loud Cranford, and Leonard
Coombs Wood. Tho session lasted two days,
winding up with n banquet at tho Arlington
House, for which tho Grand Stewards had un
limited powers, with orders to mako it tho best
over had, and the orders wero obeyed. This
Grand Lodge has a standing resolution by
which tho knights arc privileged to bring their
ladles to tho banquet, and very few failed to do
so. Tlio table presented aj beautiful sight, all
present wee In full evening dress,
and tho speeches mado wero as fully
apprcciotcd by tho ladles as by tho knights,
'lhlrty-flve candidates wero admitted, somo of
whom had been elected at a previous session.
Among them will bo recognized the names of
well-known Masons of this city. Tho list is as
follows: AVilliam Orson English, Richmond, Va.;
John Duano Green. Plttston.Pa.; Edward New
man Eubank, Richmond, A'a.; Freeman Clark
Ilerscy, Salem, Muss.: Hartley Carmichacl, Rich
mond, Ara.; Georgo Fleming Moore, Montgom
ery, Ala.; Thomas Robert Morrow, Kansas City,
Mo.; Rufus Eberle Fleming, Fargo, N. D.: Frank
Joseph Collins, Bradford, Pa.; Francis Renatus
Fava, Jr., Washington, D. C; Robert AVilliam
Hill, Muskogee, IT.; William AVoodward liar
row, Richmond, Va.: William Elliott Guild,
Florence, Ariz.; Orvlllo Gilbert Miller, St. Paul,
Minn.; Leonard Roberts A'inton, AVashlngton,
D. C; George Reuben Mctcalf, St. Paul, Minn.;
Henry Clay Stockdell, Atlanta, Ga.; Charles
Hall Strong, Savannah, Ga.; Orren Georgo Sta
ples, AVashlngton, D. C; John Wcsloy Ross,
AVashlnctOll. D. C: Lerov Mnrt.lrn nr Tnvlnr. Jr..
,. . -r r. -r i . J..,-..,
ton, D. C; Charles Albert Hotchkiss, Dallos,
Tex.; Edward Mott AVIllls, AVashlngton, D. C;
ton; Trevanion AVilliam Hugo, Duluth, Minn.;
William John Charles Kenyou, St. Paul, Mlnft.;
Joseph Hayes Thompson, Minneapolis, Minn.,
and William Henry Sterling AVrlght, St. Paul,
Minn. This Is tho old Order of the Star aud
Garter, aud last year each person present at the
banquet was presented with a souvenir in the
shape of a garter, and as each knight had his
own official garter he of course presented his
souvenir to his lady, who thus obtained a pair.
This year the souvenir was a star, made in imi
tutiou of that worn by tho knights. These wero
intended for tho ladles only, so tho ladies who
were fortunate enough to bo present both last
year at New York aud this year at Washington
arc now fully equipped as members of tho or
der. These souvenirs aro very pretty and much
sought after by absentees, who aro not entitled
to receive tliem. Tho meeting next year will bo
Golden Cross Notes.
At the last meeting of Capital Commauderv
Samuel N. Hilton received the 1st degree. Ap"
pllcations for membership were received from
Mrs. Mary E. Peabody, Mrs. Bettio E. Shep
herd, Mrs. C. AVoldeu, and Mrs. Mary F. Staf
ford. J. F. Kilcore, B. F. Evans, "and Charles
O'Neill wero appointed ushers for the enter
tainment to be given by the Grand Command
cry on the 24th instant.
At the last meeting of St. John's Commandery
the 1st degree was conferred on Mrs. Mary L.
Hawkins. Sir Knight W. C. Bohanuou pre
sented an application for membership from
George P. Scharf. The proof of death in the
case of the late Sir Knight James B. Pcake, who
held a benefit certificate for 2,000, was com
pleted and ordered to be forwarded to the Su
preme Keeper of Records.
The meetings next week aro National, at Po
tomac Hall, cornerof Eleventh street and Mary
land avenue southwest, Monday, Nov. 17; Mt.
A'ernon, at AVest End Masonic Hall, corner
Nineteenth street aud Pennsylvania avenue
northwest, Tuesday, Nov. 18; Anacostla, at the
new Masonic Hall, Anacostla, AVednesday, Nov.
19; St. John's, at Washington Hall, corner of
Third street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast,
Thursday, Nov. 20; Halcyon, at Golden Cross
Hall, corner Fifth and G streets northwest, Fii
day, Nov. 21.
At tho last meeting of Goodwill Commandery
tho withdrawal eard of Daniel L. Burbank, of
St. John's Commandery, was presented and re
ferred. The first degree was conferred on
Arthur J. Houghton, Jared L. .Sparks, and
Burton Macafee. and the third on Evert L.
Harvey. It was agreed to open tho next meet
ing on the 24th instant at 7 o'clock. Sir
Knights Walter Allen and Hervey S. Knight
were appointed ushers on tho part of this com
mandcry for tho entertainment to be given by
tho Grand Commandery to members of tho
order and their friends at Lincoln Music Hall
on tho 24th instant. Visitors wero present
from St. John's, Meridian, nalcyon, National,
Capital, Columbia, and Mount A'crnon Com
mandcrics. At tho regular meeting of Columbia Com
mandcry Jos. S. Moss, John M. Kenney, Henry
Floyd, Mrs. Kato Kenney, Mrs. Cora A. AV11
son, and Mrs. Emma A. Brown wero elected to
membership. Tho three degrees wero con
ferred on Jos. S. Moss and Mrs. Cora A. AVil
6on. Sir Knights AV. E. Talioy, AV. E. Arnold,
and J. A. Dickinson wero appointed ushers on
tho part of this commandery for tho entertain
ment to bo givon by tho Grand Commandery on
tho 24th inst. Under the good of tho order
Mrs. Kitty R. Thomas sang' in a pathetic man
ner "Take Mo to My Homo and Mother" and
"Remember Mo in Thy Prayers." Sir Knight
Jos. S. Moss recited "Baron Rudlger" iii a
thrilling manner. Remarks under tho good of
tho order wero mado by Sir Knights Dr.
Hughes, E. Q. Gunson, C. B. Sayer, E. D.
Farnham, J. A. Dickinson, It. E. Harvey, and
Ladles S. J. Deloo, Ncttio Cole, Emma F.
Bishop, Lesslo M. Blair, Martha E. Shotwoll,
Tho la6t regular meeting of Meiidian Com
mandery wab largely attended. Mrs. Julia A.
Breed received tho threo degrees. Applica
tions for membership wero received from Dr.
David M. Ogdon, Albert W. AVard, Jr., aud
Mrs. Annlo Seymour. Alinon F. Tucker, John
S. Powers, and E. F. Warren wero appointed
ushers for tho entertainment to bo given by tho
Grand Commandery on tho 24th instant. A
commltteo consisting of Dr, II. M. Benuett,
Charles L. Patten, aud Fredeiick E. Woodward
wero appointed to dovl6o somo plan to assist
tho 6enior class, with a request that tho other
commandcrics appoint similar committees to
confer with them. In order to mako tho meet
ings of tho commandery moro interesting, tho
commandery voted to bestow a 500 benefit
certiflcato upon a well-qualified lady who, upon
becoming a member of tho order, will tako
chargo of tho music, tho commandery main
taining tho same so long as sho discharges that
Knights of Pythias,
Tho K. of P. fair commltteo mot Friday
night and listened to tho report of N. Bunch,
chairman of tho building commltteo, who in
formed them that enough infoimution was in
to justify tho commltteo In guaranteeing tho
building of tho temporary hall for tho fair on
tho lots now owned by tho K, of P. Hall Asso
ciation on Ninth street northwest. Bids will
bo opened for tho sumo on next Friday night.
Tho secretary of tho fair committee, Ben Jlc
Quay, resigned his position on account of busi
ness, and Supremo Represeutatlvo Richard
Goodhart was uuunimously chosen to fill tho
Nolson Division No. 2, Uniform Rank, hold
a very interesting drill meeting last Friday
night at their armory, corner Seventh and L
streets northwest. After drill a special meet
ing was called to consider an invitation from
Mt'. Arernou Lodge No. 5 to assist them in tho
work on next Wednesday night at their lodge-
r iismugum, u.kj.; .joun ncury uavanaugu, Ha
vaunah, Ga.; George Cooper Connor, Ohatta
noogo, Tcnu.: Gcorce Harold AValker. Washing
Vinson iauor, jr., wasnmgton, u. u.; Frank
Schwarz, AVashlngton, D. C; Harry AVashlngton
Smith, AVashlngton, D. C; Anselon Buchanan,
Oliver, A'a.; Frank Hillebert Thomas. AVnshlntr-
room, corner of Ninth street and Pennsylvania
avenue. Tho Invitation was unanimously ac
cepted and the division ordered to meet at the
armory on next Wednesday night, at 7 P. M.,
to visit Mt. Vernon Lodtre in full uniform.
Music will accompany tlio division.
Equal Lodgo No. 17, K. of P., held their reg
ular meeting on Inst Monday night and it was
ono of much Interest. Several brothers favored
tho lodiro with remarks, among whom wero
Grand Prelate Henry Vomer, J. II. Mills, A. C.
Columbus, J. It. Hasklns, and J. B. Connors.
This lodiro has work in tho several ranks every
night. Members from sister lodges aro always
Tho order of Knights of Pythias is destined
to become second to no order In the world. Its
progressive principles are such that the young
business men of to-day aro seeking its portals
for admission. There is an entire membership
to-day in tho order of about 300,000, with
50,000 gallant sir knights lu uniform ready at a
moment's notice for any emergency.
Tho oyster 6iipper given by Lieut. J. II. Mills
to tho members of Nelson Division on last
Friday night was highly enjoyed by thoso who
happened to bo present. Next.
Harmony Lodiro No. 21 has excellent meet
ings. Their grand visitation takes place next
Wednesday night. A big time is on foot.
Washington, Nolson, aud Columbia divisions
made a very creditable showing on last Thurs
duy night at Marlon RIIIcs' fair.
MuJ. Ed Dunn, of Nolson Division No. 2,
has been confined to his houso on account of
A new division of the Uniform Rank Is In
progress at tho Navy Yard, and will soon spring
Independent Order Mechanics.
An error occurred In these columns on la6t
Sunday, In which the sermon to be preached on
Sunday, the 23d instant, at tho Independent
Methodist Church, was made to read Eleventh
street northwest instead of southeast. Members
will meet at Mr. J. M. Mitchell's parlors, oppo
site church, at 7 o'clock P. M. The sermon
will be dedicated to the I. O. M.
Friendship Lodgo No. 7 hold its regular meet
ing on AVednesday evening. Bros. George E.
Gales aud AVilliam Gales (brothers) were re
ported sick, and wore placed under the caro of
tho relief committee. A delegation from Cen
tennial Lodge, of Baltimore, was present.
After routine" business the lodge adjourned to
pay a visit to Capital Lodge No. 11, it being the
occasion of the annual visit of the grand officers
to that lodge.
Anchor Lodge No. 9 held a very Interesting
meeting Monday evening, with Worthy Master
A. F. Lipphard in the chair. After going
through with the general routine of business
a delegation consisting of fifty-seven members
of Centennial Lodge, of Baltimore, Md., were
announced as being in waiting to pay Anchor
Lodce a fraternal visit. After being re
ceived and welcomed Past Grand Architect
George Albaugh, in behalf of Centennial
Lodge, presented Anchor Lodgo with a set of
resolutions, handsomely engrossed and framed.
Grand Architect Thomas II. AVatsou, on the
part of Anchor Lodge, received the present
with many thanks. After a little social chat
among all present they wero escorted to the
American House, where a banquet was served,
which was highly enjoyed by all. They were
then escorted by tho committee to tho depot
to take the 11:20 P. M. train for their home,
with the best wishes of Anchor Lodge.
Goodwill Lodge No. 14, 1. O. M., met at the
usual hour on Tuesday evening last at Our
Hall, 3210 N street, with its usual good attend
ance, and tho business was attended to with great
interest. Bro. John Thomas mado applica
tion for the 2d, or Mechanic's degree. Ap.
plications for membership wero received irom
Mr. William Ilolson, Mr. Thomas Holson,
and Mr. Thomas Mattiugly. Grand Treasurer
Journey addressed tho lodge on tho good of tho
order. On Tuesday, November 25, a good pro
gramme is promised, it being tho night of
grand visitation, and, being the last visitation,
it is hoped it will bo ono long to be remem
bered. Give tho Baby Lodgo a good turnout.
Capital Lodge No. 11 held its eleventh anni
versary meeting on Wednesday evening, and It
was also the occasion of tho annual visitation
of tho officers of tho Grand Lodge. There was
a good attendance. After tho usual routine of
business tho grand officers wero announced,
aud wore duly received with the honors due
them. Grand Secretary Bawsel reported the
lodgo to bo in an excellent condition, both
financially and numerically. Past Grand Archi
tect J. W. Thompson entertained thoso present
with appropriate and pertinent remarks. Short
remarks wore also made by several of tho mem
bers from tho Maryland jurisdiction. Tho fol
lowing is tho financial record of tho lodgo for
tho last eleven years: Amount received,
$4,040.49; disbursements, S3.034.44, leaving a
total on hand of $412.00. Tho session closed in
duo form after a very interesting meeting.
Lafayette Lodgo No. 13 held Its regular ses
sion, on Thursday evening with Worthy Master
Fagan in tho chair, Bro. William P. Little was
reported as improving and in hopes of speedy
recovery. Many active members who aro also
members of tho K. of P. wero absent with that
society attending tho fair of tho National Rifics.
A communication was received from Bro. Swal
low promising to bo with tho lodgo tho last of
tho month, lie is at present in A'ermont. Tho
resignation of Bro. Edward Hodgklns as Re
cording Secretary was received, he explaining
that he had moved to AMrginia and cannot at
tend to the duties of tlio position. On motion
the communication was laid on the table and
leave of absence granted Bro. Hodgklns till
Dec. 31. Ou next Thursday tho following per
sons aro expected to bo present to rcceivo de
grees: Mr. Charles II. Bivens, for tho l6t, 2d,
and 3rd; Mr. AValtcr S. AVren, for tho l6t, and
Bros. Daniel E. Padgett aud Itobeit II, Chase
for the 2d. A full attendance is requested and
especially of tho team who confer degrees.
The lodgo will probably have no meeting on
tho 27th, as it is customary not to meet on legal
Independent Order of llcchabitcs.
Two tents wero organized in Maryland last
Mr, J. T. Harrison has boon sick for tho past
Union Tent No. 87 initiated two candidates
Tho uniformed Rechabltes have had ono
meeting to practice.
Tho Chief Ruler of Naomi Tent, Miss Rosa
Poates, remains very ill.
Inquiries havo been received from Houston
ville, Ky., as to how to organize a tent.
Past High Representative John C. Gates is
soliciting petitioners for a now tent.
Past High Chief Ruler G. AV. Glenn has two
now touts about ready for organization.
Faycttovillo Tent No. 102 lias applied for a
chaiterfor a ladles' tentiu their vicinity.
Grand Representative J. L. Wright will ad
dress Eaglo Tent No. 2 at its next meeting,
Deputy High Chief Ruler Fremon is dointr
6omo offectivo organizing work in Virginia. "
Champiou Tent, of Lockport, has ten applica
tions for membership ready to bo acted upon.
Salem Tent No. 154 and members of sister
tents paraded to their now tent-room in tho
now Masonic Hall on Tuesday evening, with a
drum corps to mako it lively. It is believed
that tho tent will bo greatly benefited by this
change. Under good of the order remarks
W. A. PIERCE &
Successors to 33. GK Davis,
719 MARKET SPACE, COR, 8TH ST..
810,000 worth of Ulack and Gray Dress Goods at "cost." AVe must have room for our immengo
purchaso ot Holiday Goods, which Is dally arriving, and In order to havo somo place to show them
wclmvc clodded to make room In the rear of the store. To do this wo will bo compelled to rcduco
our largostock or Mourning Dress Goods, so until nirther notice (to mako room) wo will glvo yon
tho pick of our choice and superb collection of Dress Fabrics nt prlmo "cost." This Includes all or
the staples as well as novelties, such as "Kcroyd'a" Silk Warp Henriettas, Drap do Almas, etc., etc..
"Priestley's" full lino of Silk Warp Good. "Lupin's" Cashmeres, Camel's Hair of all weavos and
patterns, Black and AVhlto and Gray Goods In novelties and stnplcs.
Black Silks of all weaves, such as Gros Grain, Surah, Satin Rhadamc, Drap de. Alma, Armurc,
and all or the novelties In vogue. Tho prices that you will irettheso desirable goocH at during our
"cost" sulo will insure you u net saving of nbout 25 percent. To glvo you an illustration wo will
give you a lew or tho regular prices and tho "oost" price, so that you can see the dlirorcnco:
40-lnch AVool Henrietta. Roirulur price, $1.00; cost, 80c.
40-inch AVool Henrietta, Regular price, Toe; cost, file.
Lupin's Cashmere, 40-lnoli. Regular price, G21o.; cost, fiOa.
42-lnch Cashmere. Regular price, 75c; cost, 00c.
French Serge, 40.inch. Regular price, 05c; cost, 50a.
Lupin's Serge, 40-Inch. Regular prlco, 75c; cost, 00c.
Camel's Hair, rough eireot, 54-inch. Regular price, Sl.2; cost, 31.00.
Camel's Hair, rough circct, 51-Inch. Rcgiilar.pricc, S1.00; eo3t, 80c.
French Diagonal Cloth, 42-inch. Regular price, 75c; cost, 00c.
Wool Amuro Cloth. 42-ineh. Regular price, 75c; cost, COc.
Lupin's Cashmere Shawls, all qualities, double and slnirlo.
Lupin's Arei!s, all sizes and qualities.
Tlmtthlsstock is all new, desirable; and of this so.uon's importation Is readllysoon upon exami
nation. Tho regular prices quoted we will guarantee to bo tho lowest market values. Yet until
further notice you can buy anything In these desirable Dress Fabrics at the original wholesale
"cost." Naturally this will create u "rush" for bargains. So It will be wise tocomo early before
tho cream or these good things nrc picked over.
AN UNHEARD-OF MARK DOWN IN EVENING GOODS.
The prices we havo marked those goods seem ridiculous, but they will mako them movo In a
very rapid manner.
Figured, Striped, and Brocaded Gnuies. for evening wear, in colorings of Canary. Pink. Mode
Light Blue, Cream, Cardinal, and Slate.
Regular price, S2.75. Reduced to 76o. a yard.
Point D'Esprlt Nets, Figured Brussels Net, Striped Brussels Not, Russian Net. in Tinsel etrect
and plain colors, ns follows:
BLACK AND GOLD, UED AND GOLD,
AVHITB AND SILVER, BLUE AND GOLD,
PINK AND GOLD. BLACK AND SILVER,
WHITE AND GOLD, CREAM AND GOLD,
BLUE AND SILVER, CANARY AND GOLD,
MODE AND SILVER,
MODE, PINK, NILE, SLATE. LIGHT BLUE, CARDINAL, CANARY, NAVY, AND WHITE
REGULAR PRICES, S1.25 and S3. Reduced to 50c a yard.
NOTICE. These goods Avill be sold for cash only, and no
discounts will be alloAved.
A. PIERCE & C
Successor's to E. G-. Davis,
719 MARKET SPACE. COR STH ST..
were mado by Mrs. J. F. Harrison, Benoni
Milstead, J. E. Minnix, T. AV. Scott, Leon
Milstead, J. F. Cloey, Ileuson Beach, James R.
Pursell, Eugeno Van Ness, and several visiting
Seneca Chief Tent, of AVaterloo, N. Y., in
creased twenty-five in membership last quarter.
Tho Friendship Juniors aro considering the
advisability of changing their night of meeting.
Past Chief Ruler MI6S Agnes Catterton, who
has been sick for somo time, has about re
covered. Ohio Tent No. 20 was recently organized.
They were f unrished supplies by High Secretary
Deputy High Chief Ruler AV. M. Hays, of
AVilmlneton, N. C, will organlzo a now tent
Grand Chief Ruler E.S.Woodford Is or
ganizing a now tent in the northwestern section
of tho city.
Past nigh Chief Ruler J. J. Murray has been
sick during the past week, but Is now con
valescing. High Deputy Ruler W. II. Barclay has held
a preliminary meeting for another primary tent
in Savannah, Ga.
Virginia Tent No. 5, Alexandita, now meets
on Friday night, and has initiatory or degree
work at every meeting.
High Secretary John It. Mahonoy says
withiu tho next month there will bo 6lx more
tents organized in tho District.
Row B. II. Anderson, a Methodist minister,
has been commissioned a Deputy High Chief
Ruler for a portion of tho Stato of North Caio
llna. Tho Eaglo Juniors had six candidates for
initiation at tho last meeting, and thero was a
good attendance of members and a lively time
Redemption Tent No. 144 has initiations and
interesting discussions on appropriate topics at
Past Iliirh Representative Henry Bennet, of
Troy, N. V., says Troy Tent received several
applications at their last meeting, with moro to
A largo delegation of Rechabites visited
Potomac Tent No. 89 in Alexandria last even
ing, where a public meeting was held. This
tent is gaining in membership rapidly.
High, Secretary L. II. Patterson reports that
ho has sent supplies for tents during tho past
week to Now York, Pennsylvania, North Caro
lina, Arirgiuia, and AVest Virginia.
Eaglo Tent No, 2 had two candidates at its
last meeting and threo applications for mem
bership. Old Eaglo is always doing good work
in tho southeastern section of tho city.
High Secretary John It. Mahonoy will attend
tho session of Ohio Grand Teut at Uosovlllo
tho latter part of this month. Ho will also
visit tents all along tho routo during his ab
sence. Friendship Tout No. 73 has several candi
dates for initiation to-morrow night, and tho
degreo will bo conferred by tho "initiatory
team," under tho supervision of Chief Ruler A.
Capitol Tent No. 19 (Junior) opened la6t
Monday oveniug with sixteen boys prescut; llyo
moro cauio in beforo tho meotiug closed. Four
of this tent's members recently joined Anacos
tla Tent No. 18S ; five moro will join Salem
Teut No. 154 beforo tho closo of tho quarter.
Purity Teut No, 4, (AVomau's Branch,) Odd
Fellows' Hull, Navy Yard, had a creditably
conducted initiation last Mouday night, after
which an interesting good-of-order programme
was presented, consisting of vocal and instru
mental music by Miss Clara Price, Chiof Ruler;
address by Brother M. E.Byrne, reading by
Mrs. Lida Murray, Senior Past Chief Ruler; re
marks by Bros. George Allen and C. M.
Sizer, songs by Bros. Samuel Ellis, John
Hancock, and Andrew Brown, remarks by
Grand Guardian G. J. Murray, recitation by
Mrs. Ella Shoemaker, and songs by Mrs. Mary
High Chief Ruler A. M. Dewev writes from
Denver, Col., that ho is confideut'of being able
to institute a tent in that city, and also that ho
will commission from Its membership several
Deputy High Chief Rulers to organize tents in
Naomi Tent No. 3 (Ladles) held a good meet
ing on AVednesday evcuiug. Remarks wero
mado by Sisters Catterton, Harrison, Langhorn,
Canter, and Fry, and Messrs. Bursell, Milstoou .
and others. They decided to give a donation
party at an early day, and appointed a commit
tee to procure a meeting night at tho new
Columbia Tent No. 1, I. O. of It., initiated
ono member on Monday ovening and conferred
tho third degree on several moro. Alsltors
wero present from Cammack Tout No.T0 and
Salem lont No. 154. On a question of law Mr.
AV. B. Marche, of Cammack Tent, instructed
the tent. Thoy accepted an invitation to at
tend tho celebration at Alexandria last even
ing. PHOTOGRAPHY IN AVAR.
How It Aids In tho Trnnmiilsslon iifJlioro.
From tho Pittsburg Dispatch.
Tho recent organization of regular carrier
pigeon sorvices for military purposes in Europe
recalls tho wonderful ingenuity aud complete
ness witli which tho French effected tho trans
mission of despatches during tho slego of
Paris. These birds, however strong they iniiiht
bo, could carry with them through tho air only
very light burdens. A thin sheet of paper two
or threo Inches square was all tho load that
could bo Intrusted to theso winged messeugorfl.
But how write orders, send despatches, give
precise instructions in such a minute letter?
Microscopic photography camo to tho assistance
of tho besieged; it solved the difficulty us no
other art could havo done; It reproduced on a
film of collodion wpighing less thau a grain
moro than threo thousand despatchos that is
to say, tho amouut of sixteen pages of folio -printed
matter. Soveral ot theso films, repre
senting a considerable number of despatches,
wero rolled aud inclosed in a quill about tho
slzo of a toothpick. This light and novel letter
box was attached to tho tail of a pigeon. Each
pigeon could carry twenty films in a quill, tho
whole not weighing moro than fifteen grains,
and thirty or forty of tho microscopic despatches
wero usually printed and sent by as many
pigeons. Moro than quo hundred thousand of
them Avero thus sent to Paris duriug tho slego.
As soon as tho small tubo was received at tho
telegraph office it was opened with a knife, and
tho photograph films wero carefully placed in a
basin of water, in which wero put n few drops
of ammonia. In this liquid tho despatches un
rolled themselves. They wero then dried aud
placed betweon two plates of glass. It then
only remained to lay thorn on tho stago plate of
a photo-electric microscopo.
For Boys ami Girls,
Read tho announcement on tho 11th page of
to-day's Huhai.d. It will interest you, and your
sisters, and your parents, and your cousins, and
Rollly and Wood's New Clafslo A'audevillo
Company, a superior nttructlou. will draw ninny
ladies to Keruau's matlnfcs Tuesday, Thurs
day, and SaturUuy.