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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, 1VIAY 31. 18 W.
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ENLARGING ITS PLANT.
T1IU UtiKCTKlC LIGHT COMPANY
NEEDS MOKE ROOM.
To Erect Another Building Almost a
Dujilirnto of It. Frcnont One Im
proved anil Economical Machinery
to Bo Put In.
Contracts will bo let this week by tlio
United States Electric Light Company for tho
construction of an addition which necessity
demands thnt thoy make to their plant, now
located at tho corner of Thlrtcen-and-a-half
and B streets northwest. Tho new building
In structure and size will boneorly a counter
part of tho one now occupied by tho company.
Tho present building covers about 12,000
square feat of tho 30,000 owned by this corpo
ration. Tho addition will bo located just north
of and connecting with the present shop and
will occupy about 15,000 squure feet. Tho
plans will be practically the same, except that
more windows will bo supplied and tho venti
lation improved by every possible means.
"Work will bo begun at once and will bo pushed
as rapidly as possible. A committee of tho
company composed ot President Thomas, Mr.
Robert Boyd, Mr. George W. Pearson, and
Mr. A. M. Renshaw have been making an ex
tensive tour of investigation of tho electric
light plants and shops in cities East and West
with tho object of obtaining for tho extension
of tho plant the most Improved engines and
electrical appliances. President Thomas has
just returned from the trip, while some of tho
members of the committee, who have not yet
completed their investigations, are still ab
sent from tho city.
"We have found it necessary," said Capt.
Thomas to a Herald reporter yesterday, "to
enlarge our present plant in order to meet our
growing business and supply our patrons with
tho best light at the lowest prices. Tho Im
provements will give us a duplication In slzo
of our present works, but a triplication of
power. This wo will accomplish by putting in
tho new shops the best machinery "we can ob
tain. Tho great struggle In electric, lighting
to-day is to obtain the maximum of power
from the minimum amount of coal which tho
engines consume. It is the large amount of
this fuel which it takes to run the engines
which now makes the cost of electric lighting
what it is. Our endeavor Is to reduce this
price. We do not know tbat we can accom
plish this, but by tho use of the best engines
we will try to do so and if we can tho con
sumers will receive the benefits in a reduction
of prices. Electric lighting has been tho 'baby'
invention, but It is now getting beyond the
experimental stage and the daily tendency
Is toward a saving of expense and a
reduction of cost. In tho new building
we will place the most improved compound
condensing engines, with safety water-tube
boilers, which we hope will so reduce coal
consumption that we will be able to cut rates
considerably. We now havo$S00,000 Invested,
and'during the coming year we will put in
$200,000 additional capital, $100,000 of which
we Intend spending in this city. We now
have between twenty and twenty-five miles of
underground conduUs laid and this year five
more will he added. Without speaking
egotistically I sincerely believe tu.it nur street
lighting is tbc best in the United States.
Everything is completely systematized. As I
sit hero in my office in the Atlantic Building
I am completely In touch with our entire
plant. I am informed each hour of the exact
steam pressure on every boiler; a dally dia
gram of the 'load' carried by all the engiues
is constantly before me. If a single light gets
out of order I know It at once, and, In fact,
everything is 60 arranged that lam kept thor
oughly posted as to everything that trans
pires. Our company recognizes that they are
tho servants of the public, and that they
should give tho best service obtainable at tho
very cheapest rates. Our employes will al
ways be found courteous, and the officers aro
ever willing to rectify errors and listen to
every complaint. We now supply the current
for 13,000 lights."
PROGRESSIVE BENEFIT ORDER.
PROCESSOR, GREGORY'S CASE.
An Enjoyalilo Entertainment Tendered
the Supremo Officer.
One of the most successful entertainments
that has been given this season was that ten
dered to the supreme officers of the Progressive
Benefit Order at the Academy of Music last
Monday. It was a reception and musicale of
such a nature that delighted every one, and
made them feel the satisfaction of having en
joyed a thoroughly pleasant evening. The
audience was a very large one and contained
many of Washington's most prominent citi
zens. Tho programme was a long one, but so
varied and excellent that no one tired, but on
the contrnry felt sorry that it was over. Su
preme Editor Munroe T. Quinby opened
the exercises with a. pleasing address,
after which little Carollno Robr exhibited hor
wonderful skill as a child elocutionist. Miss
Amy Law sang a pretty 6olo, which Intro
duced the event of the evening, a skirt danco
by Mi6ses Hilda Jacob!, Bertha Bleber, and
Rosa DIetz. Mr. Arthur Mlddleton and L. G.
Spencer sang an amusing character sketch,
"ThoUpperTonandthe Lower Five." Tho
crack squad of the Marlon Rifles gave an ex
hibition drill that for accuracy of execution
was very precise. Thoy were loudly ap
plauded. Capt. C. T. Daly commanded tho
squad, which was composed of Sergts, T. S.
Scrivener and B. T, Trueworthy, Jr., Capts.
1 D, Lewis, Elmo Jasper, and Ed Bowie,
and Privates G. Rothe, Charles Ross, and
Fred G. Isel. Mr. Charles B. Hanford, Mr.
William lioaz, and the Washington Mandolin
and Baujo Club also added greatly to tho ex
cellence of tho programme. Miss Hilda
Jacobi and Master Ed Bowman highly enter
tained those present with an Iri6h jig. Lew
Worth was capital in his specialty, wlillo the
playing of Professor William Haley and his
eon, Master John Haley, was artistic
and enjoyablo to a wonderful de
gree. Supreme Treasurer W. G. Baker
and Supreme Secretary Richard A. Archibald
made' short addresses. Iu tho boxes were
Commissioners Ross and Douglass, Deputy
Pension Commissioner Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs,
Robert Downing, Supremo President Dayey,
Mr. I, Gans, Mr. Henry Lansburgh, Mrs. L.
Newmyer, and Mr. William Baum, while
scattered through the audience were Mr. Isaac
oans, tne President; .Leonard Vinton, Vice
President; Harry D. Lechter, Secretary; S. S.
Kohn, Treasurer; Harry C. Schute. Elisha
Colotctl Citizens Aro Divided ns to tho
Charge Against 111m.
Tho charges against Professor John F. Greg
ory, tho colored school trustee, which tho
Commissioners havo been Investigating for
some daye, aro exciting much discussion
among colored citizens. Professor Gregory
has long beon regarded as ono of tho leading
men of his race in tho District, and his alleged
misconduct has Bhockcd many people. As Is
well known, thcro aro sovoral factions among
tho colored residents ot Washington and sontl
racnt Is thoroforo divided on tho Gregory case.
Dr. C. M. Purvis, surgeon in cbargo of tho
Frccdmcn's Hospital, Is an old f rioud ot tho
nccusod protcssor. Ho said yesterday: "I havo
krown Professor Gregory for twenty yoarsand
I know him to be a man of ability and fitness
for tho placo ho occupies. I think his fitness
has been rocognized by tho gonoral board of
school trustees. This is the first time that any
charges huvo been brought against him In any
official capacity and ho has occupied positions
of trust. You know as well as I do that tho
ox-trustces ot the colored schools aro always
fighting the ins, in order to get back I presume,
or el6o from pure cussodness. It soems to mo
that thoy aro at tho bottom of it all. This
matter has boon browing for a long time."
"Why, then, was It that Professor Gregory
did not tako tho bull by tho horns and forco
his opponents to show their hands ? It is
stated by oue of them that he insisted upon
secrecy, and that ho would quietly resign in
order not to create a scandal, which would
opoiato to tho detriment of tho schools ?"
"I don't believe he over Insisted upon se
crecy. Ho denies all the charges, and It is my
bolief that he will, at the proper time, make a
satisfactory explanation. The matter is now
boforo tho District Commissioners, and it is
only tho right thing for him to no to remain
silent until ho is officially called upon to
mal;o answer. I havo had charges piled up
agaiust myself in my official capacity, and
whllo thoro was a great deal of smoke It all
blow away without revealing any evidences of
fire. You may say this," concluded the Doc
tor, emphatically, "I 6hall stand by Professor
Grogory until the end."
Tho Sunday HEKA.Lt reporter also Inter
viewed Thornton Davis, an intelligent and
prominent colored citizen, as to the charges.
Said he: "Professor Gregory belongs to tho
kid-glove colored dims, and I make no such
preteuslou. I say that tho colored people
generally never trusted him. For example
I recollect that when his uamo was brought
up in tho Fifteenth Legislative District Con
vention against Andrew Gleason as a candi
date for the Chicago Presidential Convention
years ago, we downed him to a man, for we
felt we could not trust him, although we would
hav.0 preferred to have had one of our own
race to represent us. No, I will not state
tho grounds of our distrust, because I could
not provo them. Let It suflico to say wo be
lieved that he didn't care a picayune for his
race. Ho was a Gregory man every time, and
we thought he would sell us out
if ho had an opportunity. But there
is another thing. Some time ago
thoro wera weekly lectures established for the
benefit of the young people of the colored
raco In the Metropolitan ( hurch on N street.
Professor Gregory was expected to show an
active interest in so laudable an enterprise, as
ho was a colored school trustee. I am credi
bly Informed that he never put in an appear
ance at any of tho lectures'and that ho paid
no attention whatever to the invitation ox
tended him. Now I've heard about these
derelictions imputed to him some time before
the charges were made and on general princi
ples I believe every word of them. However,
I suppose the Commissioners will get down
to the truth of the matter. They will have no
lack of evidence."
Bradford, Edwin Boss, Miss Rosa Boss, Miss
Mario Bonaud, Gustav Baretel, Miss Mamie
Barry, and Max Oppenheimer.
See our boys' suits, from 4 up. Eisemau
Bros., 7th and E,
VACATION DAYS NEAR.
THE LADIES OF THE IRON HALIj.
An Enjoyable Entertainment in the Par
lors of Wimodiiugh.slH.
The Sisterhood of tho Iron Hall , Branch
No. 910, gave an enjoyablo literary
and musical entertainment in the par
lors ot Wimodaughsls on Wednesday even
ing. The committee of arrangements were
Mrs. Carrie R. Chapman, Mrs. Mira
M. Metcalf, Mrs. Dr. K. D. Barstow,
and Misa M. L. Buckley. They hud arranged
an elaborate programme of literary and musi
cal exercises, which were rendered with great
credit by all who assisted. The Order of tho
Iron nail la a beneficiary association, and has
boon in existence some ten or more years. It
is not sectarian, political, or exclusive. The
exorcises were opened by a piano Interlude.
Miss Helen A. Simmons, Chief Justice of
Brauch No. 910, then gave a poetical greeting
which was full of practical information about
tho order. Mis. Louise A. Conmau read a
brief paper telling how this woman's
branch came to be organized in
Washington; musie followed by Mr.
Leuis Lansburgh. Mr. Harry Brandon,
of New York, gave an operatic song In a fine
falsetto voice that was womanly sweet. Miss
Woodard than gave a piano solo, Mrs. nart
and Mrs. Crandell gave recitations, followed
by a duet by tho Misses Carman and Single
ton. Mrs. M. S. Lockwood gave a
few instances of. tho benefits received
from the Order of the Iron Hall.
Mr. Frank White and Mi68 Agnes Barrett
each recited. Mr. Fisher, one of tho organ
izers of tho Iron Hall in the District of Co
lumbia, told how it came to be done, and Mr.
Congelton, of Philadelphia, with amusing
ancedoto made the closing points of the pro
gramme. Ice cream and cakes were served
In the basement and the parlors. Among
those present were Mls8 Agnes Barrett, Mrs.
Reese and Miss Reese, Miss AHce Lyons, Mi6s
Crowell, Maggie Shehan. Miss O'Connor, Mrs.
M. S. Lockwood, Mrs. Brown, Miss Louise
Lowell, Miss L. J. Smith, Past Chief Justice;
Mi68 Haddleston, Mrs. B. White, Mrs. Carrio
Chapman, chairman of tho board of trustees;
Miss Louise Liplett, second trustee; Mrs.
Young, YIco Justice; Miss Lyna Caskin, Mrs.
MyraMetcalf, Herald of the order; Mrs. Bacon,
and Mrs. Conman, Past Chief Justice, with
Dr. Lincoln and many others. A vote of
thanks was passed iu honor of tho ladies of
tho reception committee.
Hay on Elks' excursion, June 10,
AKKANOEMKNTS VOR THE CLOSING
DAYS OV THE PUMLIO SCHOOLS.
SuporlntomlontPowoll Anxious to Enlist
the Intorost or the Parents Tho
Schools In tho Oonnlson Building
Notes About Touchers and Pupils.
Tho last three days of tho school year aro
moat Important ones in tho estimation
or tho general superintendent. Mr. Powell
and tho heads ot division oach, iu his way,
is striving to mako tho threo closing days
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Juno 10,
17, and IS rnoro Interesting and successful
than over boforo. On Monday tho work of
tho schools in tho various divisions will bo
spread upon tho walls, and tho pupils given a
holiday that tho teachers may visit each other's
school-rooms and compare results. Already
thcro is a noblo ambition in the school divi
sions of tho District to mako a number ono
display of drawing, manual labor, and school
work generally. One-half the teachers will
devoto tho morning to visiting tho other half,
and during the afternoon tho visiting teachers
of tho morning hours will recolvo those who
received them. Tho superintendent regards
this as one of the most Important days of all
the school year. It "stimulates emulation,"
he says, "and enables teachers to compare tho
results of their methods of work with that of
others, and to seo wherein Improvement can
be made." On Tuesday the work will be sub
ject to the inspection of parents. It is none
too early for parents to consider how much
it helps teacher and scholar to havo
their presence on this annual visiting
day. Besides,the Intelligent parentcan then see
for himself justhowhis child stands in relation
toother people's children. Their work as dis
played is a good test, and a too fond parent may
see wherein ho has overestimated tho ca-
Sacity of his child, or it may be that he
as undervalued home talent. "By all means
let there bo a good number of visitors from
tho home circle on visiting day. Wednesday
is children's day. Tho old-time public ex
amination day and exhibition have become
traditions, but there are a great many inter
esting exercises more sensible and less em
barrassing substituted for them. The recita
tion of vocal and instrumental music aro
prominent features of tho new regime.
Patents and friends cannot afford to slight
this opportunity of seeing their children
at their best. Indeed, there ought always to
be an intimate acquaintance and sympathy
existing between teachers and parents, and
the public school-room should bo resarded as
ono of the places to bo visited, not only on the
annual commencement, but often during the
school year. The men and women who take
up the different roles of instructors in the
mixed material of a public school cannot have
too much aid and encouragement from those
whose children they arc assisting to educate
into a wise and useful mnnhood and womanhood.
LOOK AT THI
High School Oadet Drill.
The High School Cadet drill at tho Acad
emy of Music Friday night was a fine affair.
, The friends turned out en masso, and tho
young soldiers all acquitted themselves well,
but tho Capitol Hill boys, of Company F, who
are in their first year in Peabody .High School,
were awarded tho prize. The officers of this
premium company are Capt. C. F. Edwards,
C. F. Cook, first lieutenant; L. S. Abbott, sec
ond lieutenant, and G. B. Hughes, third
lieutenant. Tho judges were Capt. Chase, of
the Regular Army; Lieut. Archibald Camp
bell, and Lieut. H. D. Todd, of tho artillery,
who each appeared In full uniform. The
boys were not only rigidly put through tho
manual of arms, but thoy were examined
bodily by Surgeon Hamilton Leech, who pro
nounced them first-class speclmems of young
physical manhood. The field and bat
talion staff were Lieut. Col. G. P.
Moore, Adjutant G. H. Johnson, W.
A. Asplnwall, quartermaster; C. W.
Ray, sergeant major; F. O. Dufour, color
sergeant; H. W. Slater, ordnance sergeant;
I. Nakamaya was right general guide; R.
Sonart, left general guide. Tho markers
were F. Lamasuro, H. I. Ash. C. G. Morti
mer, and O. H. O'Hagan. Tho companies
participating in tho drill were A, B, C, D, E,
and F, the last youngest in age, but flrst in
record, thoy being the happy winners of tho
prize. Capt. Cha6o, in awarding the prize,
took occasion to pay all the companies some
high compliments. Tho Capitol Hill boys
were very proud of having won the banner.
On one side of its silken folds aro the initials
"H. S. C;" on the other, "Prize Company."
There are three streamers attached to the
staff, inscribed "Company A, 1888," "Com
pany D, 1889," and "Company C, 1890." Tho
boys of tho other companies cheered lustily
for the winners, when once out in tho street
after tho event was over, whllo the winning
captain (Edwards) was born aloft on the
shoulders of his comrades to tho barracks.
By Moonlight to Marshall Hall.
On Monday, June 8, the capacity of the
steamer Charles Macalester will bo taxed tp
its utmost, the occasion being the twenty
thhd moonlight excursion of the Corcoran
Cadet Corps. This popular organization
never does anything by halves, and their ex
cursions are eagerly anticipated by the gentle
sex and their fortunate escorts. Tickets can
bo obtained from members and at tho boat on
day of the excursion. The Macalester leaves
Seventh-Btreet wharf at 0:30 V. M.
At the Bellvuo Dairy Farm the milk is
aeiated, cooled, bottled, and sealed within
thirty minutes from milking.
Tho Dennison Building.
Tho Dennison Building, in the First Di
vision of tho public schools, is ono of the
newer school-houses, and is commodious and
thoroughly appointed for tho work designed.
It is located on S street northwest, between
Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets. Thero aro
twelve school-rooms In the building and four
half-day sessions, which makes tho number of
schools fourteen. Miss E. L. Rawlins is the
principal. The modern school-house is al
ways well lighted and cheerful of aspect. In
the Dennison thero aro window boxes and
blooming potted llowors in the windows, and
tho children look bright and happy. Good
ness and brightness of surroundings are closely
related. In Miss Dillon's primary school
sixty little chairs in rows were pretty much
all occupied, and tho little legs that were too
short for the chairs were supported by car
peted bricks under tho feet. In the days of
yore what teacher ever thought ot that, or tho
possible consequences to spines if tho childish
feet dangled In mid air, between the seat and
and floor, for half a day ? These little people
were making up little stories ahuut how much
could bo bought of apples or oranges for ton
cents. One littlo fellow was asked how many
oranges he could buy for ten cents at thiee
cents apiece. Another little chap with bright
eyes held up his hand as a sign that he knew.
"Three oranges," said he, "and a stick of
Tho Capitol Hill Cooking School.
The Capitol Hill Cooking School is located
In tho Wallach Building, on Pennsylvania ave
nue and Eighth street. Miss Douglass, in
charge, Is a graduate of the Washington Nor
mal Class and of several cooking schools.
She says she likes it better than the routine
of tho sciiopl-room. Her classes are im-
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proving all tho time. Miss Douglass has one
boy, John Rockwood, in her class. Ho cooks
because ho likes it. He wears a whito cap
and apron when ho is at work. Thoro aro
vory few of the girls who do not enjoy tho
cooking lessons. Thoy learn to compound a
receipt in tho school, and are expected to
make the dish at homo and report results.
Not long since one of the pupil's mothers bad
to leave homo suddenly. The cook 6truck for
higher wages or something whllo the mother
was absent from home, when this pupil, a
miss of fourteen, surprised and delighted her
father by coming down stairs the next morn
ing and taklne entire charge of tho prepara
tion for breakfast and of the house until her
mother returned. Tho father was so delighted
that he felt called upon to send a note of
thanks to Miss Douglass for teaching his
daughter these housewifely accomplishments.
Among thoso who sailed from New York for
Europe on tho City of Paris on tho 27th In
stant wore W. F. Wllloughby, of tho United
States Labor Department, and bis brother, W.
W. Wllloughby, who has recently received tho
degree of Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University.
The former will 6pend somo months in collect
ing statistics and Information for his Depart
ment in respect to industrial training in manu
facturing towns in England. The latter will
travel upon tho Continent, spending consider
able time at ono or more of the German uni
versities. "Tho Record," a large and attractive book
written in tho Interest of tho high schools of
Washington, thqlr teachers, pupils, and
alumni, will bo published Jn Juno. It is in
tended to mako this an annual contribution to
school llteraturo after tho style of college
annual records. It is designed to mako it a
complete history of the schools and every
thing connected with them. Mr. F. Mac
Smith is to bo editor-in-chief; John B. Sleman,
manager, and John J, Swan, artist.
Tho ono great need ot tho Peabody
High School is a well-selected library. At
their recent concert thoy netted 125. On
closing day, Juno 17, tho pupils will give two
or threo acts of "She Stoops to Conquer" and
an oxhlbit of tho work of the year in realistic
The members of Company F, which took
part in the exhibition drill at Music Hall on
Friday night, aro all members of tho Peabody
High School and first year boys. Mr. Sites,
the principal, is rather proud of these young
men and their drilling.
Tho cornerstone of tho new High School
Building, at Wallach Place, on Seventh street
east, will probably bo laid beforo the schools
closo for tho season. But It will not bo ready
for occupancy before tho Christmas holidays.
Miss Minnie Saxton, of tho Mount Pleasant
School, has had to give up on account of ner
vous strain and failing health. She had
charge of two grados. Miss Saxton goes East
for a needed rest almost Immediately,
Miss F, Pike, of the Dennison School, who
was obliged to give up her school temporarily
and go South for her health some time ago,
has returned much improved.
The Peabody High School, on Capitol Hill,
has steadily gained in popularity, and Its
pupils will be doubled in number next year.
The roll Is now between one hundred and
fifty and two hundred. Tho coming session
will crowd tho Peabody Building aci ommo-
dotions, probably running tho gymnasium out
entirely. Mr. C. M. Lacey Sites io full of the
enthusiasm of his chosen profession, for
although a graduate at law he prefers teach
ing and will probably make it a life vocation.
Tho engagement of Dr. Frank R. Lane,
principal of the Central High School, and
Miss Ella Louise Macartney Is announced.
The marriage will occur lato In Juno at the
Now York-avenue Church. A wedding jour
ney to Europe will follow, with a long stay in
Miss G. Ravenburgh, of tho Dennison, who
recently visited tho Boston public schools
on an inspection tour, has returned with a
head full of Now England Ideas.
Miss E. K. Rawlings, principal of the
Dennison and teacher of the Eighth Grade,
expects to spend her vacation at Glen Echo
Mr. William Fisher, who was one of the
graduatos of the Georgetown University
Medical School, Is a teachor in tho Third
Miss L. Connolly, Seventh Grade, First Divi
sion, goes to Europe with her mother as soon
as school closes for tho summer.
The Normal Class continues to grind awav
in the Franklin Building on tholr annual ex
amination. Miss C. L. Garrison, of tho First Division,
goes to Nova Scotia to upend her vacation.
Sudden Death of Mr. IV. M. Smith.
William Morris Smith, a native of England,
but for tho past forty-six years a resident of
Washington, died suddenly at 12:15 A. M.
yesterday, at his lato resldeuco, No. 932 New
York avenue, of heart failure, in the seventy
second year of his age. For many years ho
was engaged In the procuring of patents. He
was closely identified with tho interests of
Masonry In tho District, being a Past Master
of Potomac Lodco, Past High Priest of Poto
mac Chapter, Past Eminent Commander of
Potomac Commandery, which body ho organ
ized, also Past Graud Secretary, and Past
Grand Visitor and Lecturer of tho Grand
Lodge of tho District of Columbia. Mr.
Smith leaves a wife and three children, Mrs.
George E. Hale, Mrs. E. H. Spang, and
Sydnoy iu. Smith, of tho War Department. In
his death tho fraternity loses a good and
valuable member, tho District au esteemed
citizen, the wife an affectionate husband, and
the children a kind father. A special com
munication of the Grand Lodge, F, A. A. M.,
will be held at Masonic Temple on Monday,
at 1 P, M., to attend Mr. Smith's fuueral.
Consumption Suroly Cured.
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Slocum, M. C, 181 Pearl St., N. Y.
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