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ALL LOVKD ADDISON.
.Memorial Services in Commemora
tion of His Life "Work.
The love and esteem in which tne late
Itev. Thomas G. Addison, D. D., rector of
Trinity Episcopal Church, was held by bis
congregation, was plainly exemplified by
the large attendance at the memorial ser
vices in commemoration of his death, held
The memorial sermon was preached by
the Rev. Dr. McKim, rector of Epiphany
Church, the devotional service which
"preceded it being conducted by the Rev.
Ir. Williams, the rector of Trinity Church.
Counted Against Him.
Father I am afraid that young man is
no good. "
Daughter What makes you think so, pa?
"He can't play poker and he can play
casino." Brooklyn Ufa.
McKmley Takes Sacrament With
BISHOP HURST OFFICIATES
After a Sermon by the Bishop
the Members Gathered Around
tlie Altur The President Refuses
to Receive by Himself Same Serv
ice Used by Grunt.
President McKlnley took his first com
munion at the Metropolitan Church at the
11 o'clock service yesterday, Bibhop Hurst
officiating. It was the legular monthly
communion bervicc, but the fact had been
widely published that the President would
participate, audagreat crowd was present
to witness the ceremony. -There were more
people in the church than on any Sunday
since the first after the Fourth of March.
After the pews were lilied yesterday,
chairs were brought up from the Sunday
school room until the aisles were dearly
filled. In the icar of the church visitors
were foiced to stand.
The President arrived promptly at 11
o'clock with Mr. George Morse, of Cali
fornia. It was noticeable that the on
slaught of officcseekcrs is wearing on
With Dr. Johnston and I3ishop Hurst
participating in the service were Dr.
Dorchester, or Christ Church, Pittsburg;
Dr. Ames, of the Deaconesses' Home; Dr.
Brown, Dr. Baker, the celebrated traveler,
and Dr. Croissnnt. Dr. Johnston read the
first prayer, asking a blessing on the
President. He also prayed for a return
Bishop Hurst's text was from Galntians
iil:28: "There is neither Jew nor Greek,
bound nor free, male nor female, for ye are
all one in Christ."
Paul had full warrant for such a wonder
ful view of man, for Christ had said, "I
will draw all men' unto me." This means
the unity of the race. We see the begin
nings of this, especially within the churches
in the broadening of our charities, and
our humanities, till they overstep the
narrow limits of the denominations. The
ministers might even exchange pulpits in
our cliuiclies now.
The old time antagonisms of the de
nominations arc disappearing. A century
ago Cnlviiuns and Methodists had their
bitter differences, and never a sermon
was preached that had not controversies
Languages, the landmarks between
peoples, are decreasing in number, tco
English is spoken more and more all over
the world. Most hopeful is the outlook
here in our own country. The spirit or
unity is increasing every hour. Sections
arc being obliterated in a magnificent
It is the love of Christ that Is bringing
this to pass. Every year lurther and
further the story of Christ is reaching.
The Bible societies arc running all the
time, sending out thousands and thousands
of volumes. The three foremost writers
of fiction are now writing lives of Christ.
No criticism of Christianity can weaken
the hold that it has on the world.
Bishop Hurst dosed with an eloquent il
lusion to the arbitration treaty.' He hoped
that it would be ratified, and believed so,
too, "that while we live it may do its great
share to consummate the universal peace
and the universal brotherhood.''
Prior to the communion service five peo
ple were admitted into the church by Dr.
The silver service used in thecomm.uiion
at the Metropolitan Is a massive and very
handsome one that lias been in the church
for many years. It is the same one that
was used when President and Mrs. Grant
were members of the congregation. Bishop
Hurst requested thatall denominations par
ticipate in the communion.
It was expected that President Mc
Kinley would receive before the remainder
of the congregation, alone. He did not tlo
this, however. He was asked as to his
wishes in this respect, and flatly de
clined. It is understood that lie very
much dislikes anything of formality with
regard to his attendance at Metropolitan,
and that he thinks anything of the kind
would be undemocratic ,'.nd unseemly. He
has even expressed his disfavor very
strongly at the congregation remaining
seated at the end of the service until his
party has passed out. It Is said that this
custom may be abolished.
The President and Mr. Morse received
with the second twenty-five who filled
the rail. There was a slight hesitancy
-when Bishop Hurst stood up to await the
congregation, and he finally beckoned to
those sitting In the front part of the
church to his rip;ht. The President Sits
in the third pew on the left center aisle
and went up with those around him. He
knelt near the center of the rail, dTiectly
in front of the communion. There were
five ministers officiating at the service.
Bisiiop Hurst administered the sacrament
to Mr. McKlnley.
Over 30u people received and the service
was prolonged. Thirteen times the rail
wasfilled. ThePrcsideat remained through
out the entire service, but many of the
congregation left the -church after he had
The Sunday-school of the Metropolitan
had its annual Installation of officers yes
terday morning, for the year beginning
yesterday. The following were chosen:
Superintendent, W. C. Eldrldge; first
assistant, E. L. Harvey: second assistant,
Miss L. O. "Wilson; secretary, C. Gapcn;
assistant secretary, Frank A. Lutz, jr.;
treasurer, George "W. Gray; librarian, "W.
E. Wright; second librarian, E. E. Arm
strong; third librarian, Henry Jewett;
fourth librarian, W. 0. Geary; chorister, C.
U. Burlew; assistant chorister, H. K.
Griffith; pianist, Miss M. McKee; or
ganist, George E. Armstrong; usher, T. "W.
The officers installed for the Missionary
Society were: President, J. A. R. Rich
ards; secretary, George Colli sum, and
treasurer, George E. Armstrong.
PARADOXUS OF THE HIBXE.
Dr. Whitman Interprets the Mean
ing of Apparent Absurdities.
The Hev. B. L. "Whitman, president of
the Columbian University, preached the
sermon at communion service yesterday
at Calvary Baptist Church. The subject of
his discourse was the "Paradoxes of the
Bible," the force and meaning of which the
reverend speaker explained by many ex
amples. The Scripture, Dr. Whitman said, was
a succession of paradoxes. He then se
lected four of the most familiar and simple
and explained the meaning of their ap
parently wholly contradictory terms. The
first example used was,- "The true way
to get is to give." At first thought the
said, thisstatement appears totallyillogical,
not to say unnatural. On examination,
however, the seeming paradox is found to
be true In illustration of this he cited ex
amples o how business men gave away to
get in return. Parents spend all they can
afford in educating and fitting children
for the battles of lite. This often seems
a waste of the best years of their lives, but
it Is all done in the hope of better and
greater returns In after years". If this Is
true then of man, in his connection with (
wordly affairs, how much more true. Dr.
"Whitman asked, must it be when we think
of man in relation to God and eternity. It
is only when life is regarded at. the center
of influence for the elevation ami advance
ment or others, that the true conception
of it cau be formed.
Again we find, "the partis greater than
the whole." This proposition,, Dr. Whit
man said, is contrary to reason and com
mon sense, and Is a .mathematical impos
sibility, but it is used in connection with
the fact that it is a failing of humanity
to try and crowd too many things on our
minds or attention at once. Those who do
this never make a success. They may be
called "Jacks of all trades, but masters
"Addition Is multiplication," is another
proposition which is not to easily under
stood. It Is nevertheless true', for no
one will doubt that it is better for two
to walk together
"We are also told," Dr. "Whitman mid,
"that the far conditions are the near."
This again seems to run contrary to
reason, but if a man gets in line with
tire rorces lie will soon see nature doing I he
work. It is a mistake, Dr. Whitman mid
to give our sole attention to the proli
lcms which Immediately confront us. Sal
vation will not come to Washington until
the paths of the farthest end of the
earth are beaten.
Dr. "Whitman closed by saying that the
church or man who has not the time or
inclination to attend to the far otf, and
prays for and places all hope ia ills im
mediate surroundings, is simply shutting
himself up in a condition of dry rot.
Our aim should be, said he, to help all,
for we can accomplish all things with the
aid of Him who gives us life and strength.
DR. HALE ON IMMORTALITY
Strong Sermon by the Noted Boston
Divine at All Souls.
An Unusually Large Congregation
Listens to the Discourse Spe
cial Music by the Choir.
All Souls' Church, at Fourteenth and
L streets northwest, never contained a
larger congregation than It did yester
day morning. TheamiouncemcntthatKev.
Or. Edward Everett Hale, the noted pastor
of the South Congregational Church, Bos
ton, would preach was the attraction that
brought so many, to morning worship.
When Dr. Hale began the. .services every
pew in the church was rilled, and as
many chairs as po-sible had been placed
In the uisles. The gallery was equally
crowded, and many persons were stand
ing beneath It. A large number who visited
the church wcra unable to gain admis
sion. Cut roses and palms were placed in
profusion about the altar, and the choir,
which Is one of the Lest in the city, sang
special musical selections. At the conclu
sion of the service.-, many of the congre
gation went to the ullar and shook hands
with the aged divine.
Kev. Dr. Hale is venerable in appearance
but vigorous in speech. Be wears a beard
and his hair is long. lie, In appearance,
resembles much the late William Ciilli'n
Bryant, who for many years was a close
friend of the clergyman. Dr. Hale selected
for his subject, "How immortals live,'' and
his text was taken from ICor. lhn-io.
"It is one thing to say one believ's in
immortality, ' said Dr. Hale, "but it is
quite another toliveasnnlmriiortal. Tl.ink
how little there! sin the rourKOspuls which
can be cited in words to a person uneasy
aboutiiifinitelife.asonc oitesan argument.
There Is no demonstration of immortality
suggested or even attempted. On the other
hand, every important conversation takes
immortality absolutely for granted. It is
a reality where no argument Is needed.
It lias been settled once and forever. You
do not argue about it; you do not pi nvc it
any more than you prove the existence
of airor thepresence of gravitation. What
one docs see is that Jesus lives as an Im
mortal lives. He is always Iooknc out
into Infinite life. Food, raiment, shelter,
always take a secondary and Inferior
place. Love, society, faith, prayer, hope,
heaven, these are the primary matters.
"These are what one talks about, thinks
alvoutand Uvea for. He docs not so much
as say that he believes in immortality, or
that they nfust, but he lives iw an Im
mortal would live, and he takes it for
granted that you will. I do not regard
this as merely an illustration of his evi
dent dislike of talk where It is contrasted
with work. It is clear all along that he
detests the people of eager expiession,
who say, 'Lord, Lord,' but do uot the
things which Ue says.
"To live as an immortal lives is a very
different matter. How pften in history
n great man or woman, true child of God,
lias done God's work as God Himself
might do it, but who had no power or
describing the deed when it "was done.
To live as an immortal means that one uses
the things of earth and time for infinite
results. The Saviour dlrcets His disciples
to use the things of this world in such a
manner that.whcn they foil, as they must
fail, the angels of light may receive them
into everlasting habitations."
THE DTEBKEW PROPHETS.
Forcible Sermon on Their Work
by Hev. A. G. Rogers.
Rev. A. G. Eogers, D. D.. at the morning
service at the Church of Our Father yes
terday preached a forcible sermon upon
"The Hebrew Prophets."
He opened with a brier account of the
works and prophesies of the prophets. Ue
said: "The prophetic writings arc very
much misunderstood. The method of treat
ing' them in a textical manner, by put
ting the texts together In a mosaic is a
very defective one. The more accurate
is the historical method of study. The
prophets were the Christian statesmen
and reformers of their times. When Idol
atry was rampant they taught that there
could be no division between secular and
sacred matters. In the suffering that has
come to America, anil to Cuba, aud in the
sorrow that is about to come to Crete, it
is a matter of deep, poignant regret that
nations are influenced by the mere ma
terial emolument of the hour.
The splendid monotheism and good ethics
of the prophets, when compared to the
polytheism and depraved moral tone of
Israel's surrounding nations Indicate divine
care and teaching.
But the most beautiful idea all through
them is that thread of hope, of unconquer
able hope, manifesting itself at first as a
beginning of twilight, and gradually un
folding itseir into the full light of day,
serving to stimulate and develop until the
time should come when the nation should
be ransomed and free.
TALENTS GIVEN TO USE.
Holds Men Responsible for
A sermon of unusual interest was deliv
ered yesterday at St. Aloysius' Church
by Rev. II. Schandle, S. J., of Georgetown
University, who demonstrated with con
vincing force the necessity of mental
culture, regardless of age, condition or
The speaker declared, in fact, that our
talents are intended for practical use and
that to let them Tust for want of action
Is a sin for which we will be held account
able by God, who gave them,
Popularity of the Savior Ex
tolled by Dr. Talmage.
GREATEST NAME ON EARTH
The "Worst Sinners Can He Purdouod,
Quotes the Eloquent Divine Mul
titudes Die for Want of Symnuthy
When They Might Turn to Christ
nud Be Sirred.,
Dr. Talmage' clips' as the subject for his
discourse at thCjFirst Presbyterian Church
yesterday morning, "The Popular Christ."
His text was from Genesis, xlix:10: "Unto
Him shall the gathering or the people be."
He said: , .., J
"Through a supernatural lens, or what I
might call a propliescope, dying Jacob
looks down through the corridor of the
centuries until lie. sees Christ the center
of all popular idtraetlun and the greatest
Being in all the world, so everywhere
acknowledged. i.It ijwas nob always to.
The world trtsU hard to put Him down and
to put Htm out. Iu the year 1200, while
excavating for antiquities fifty-three miles
northeast or Rome, a copper-plate tablet
was found containing the deatli warrant
of the Lord Jesus Christ, reading in this
wise : '
" 'Iu the year 17 of the Empire of
Tiberius Caesar, and on the 23th of March,
I, Pontius Pilate, Governor or thePru-itoie,
condemn Jesus of .Nuzareth to die on the
cross between two thieves, Quintius Cor
nelius to lead Him forth to the place of
"That death wurraut was signed by
several names. First, by Daniel, rabbi
Pharisee; secondly, by Johannes, nbbi;
thiidly.by cue Uapliavl; fouiihlv. by Capet,
a private citizen. This capital punishment
was executed according to law. The
name of the thief crucified on the right
hand side of Cinit was IjIsiiiuh the name
of thethiefcrucitied on tl e left-hand side or
Christ was Gestes. Pontius Pilate, de
scribing the tragedy, says the whole
world- lighted caudles from noon until
"Thirty-three years of maltieatnient.
They ascribed his birth to bastardy, and
Ids deatli was excruciation. A wall of
the city, built about those times, and re
cently exposed by archaeologists, shows a
caricature of Jesus Christ, ctideucing the
contempt in which Ue was held by many
in His day that caricature on the wall
representing a cross and a donkey nailed
to It, and under it the inscription, "This
is the Christ whom the people -worship."
"But I rejoice that that day lsgoue by and
Christlscomlngoutrroiii under the world's
abuso. The most popular name on earth
today is the name of Chriht. The scoffers
have become the worshippers. Of the
twenty moat celebrated infidels in Great
Britain in our day, sixteen have come
back to Christ, trying to undue the blatant
mischief of their lives sixteen out of
Avonty. Every man who writes a letter,
or signs a document, wittingly or unwit
tingly honors Jesus Christ,
"In the 'first place, the people are gather
ed around Christ for pardon. No sensible
man or healthfully ambitious man is satis
fied with his past life. A fool may think
the is all right. A sensible man knows hels
not. I do not care who the thoughtful man
is, the revlewof his lifetime behavior be
fore God aud inun gives to him no special
"All, my brother, Cttt 1st ad justs tlie jinst
by obliterating it. 'Undoes not erascl the
record of our misdoing with a dash of ink
from a register's pen but, lifting His right
hand, crushed red at the palm, He puts it
against his bleeding brow, and then against
His pierced side, and, with the crimson ac
cumulation of 'alVthe?e wounds he rubs
out the accusatory chapter. He blots out
our iniquities, 'd'ituen, anxious about the
future! better be'anxfdus about the past.
I put it not at fWend of my sermon; I put
it nt tlie front-infcrcy and pardon through
Shlloh, the bin-pardoning Christ.
"Sou notice that nearly all the sinners
mentioned as pardoned in the Bible were
great sinners. David, a great sinner. Paul,
a great sinner. Itahab, a great sinner.
Magdalen, a great sinner. The prodigal
son, a great shiner.' lThe world easily
understood how Chrlstcould pardon a lialf-and-hoir
sinner; bufwhat the world wants
to be persuaded of is that Christ will for
give tlie worst sinner, the hardest sinner,
the oldest sinner, the most inexcusable
siuncr. To this sin-pardoning Shlloh let all
the gathering of the people be.
"The people will gather around Christ
as a sympathizer. Oh, we all want
sympathy. I hear people talk as though
they were independent of It. None of us
could live without sympathy. In the
autumn of the year we come home fromour
summer absence, and perhaps we leave a
portion of our family away until the cool
weather is established, aud how lonely the
house seems until they all get home.
"But alas mel for those who never come
home. Sometimes it seems as if It mutt
be impossible. What, will the feet never
again cross the threshold'.' Will they never
again sit with us at the table?
"The world's heart of sympathy beats
very Irregularly, Plenty of sympathy
when you do not want It, and often when
we arc in appalling need of it no sym
pathy. There are multitudes of people
dying for sympathy wide, deep, high,
everlasting, almighty sympathy. We must
have It, and Christ has it. Christ is it;
that is the cord with which He is going to
draw all naltons to him.
"But in larger vision see the nations in
some' kind or trouble ever since the world
was derailed and hurled down the embank
ment. The demon of sin came tothls world,
but other demons have gone through other
worlds. The demon of conflagration, the
demon of volcanic disturbance, the demon
or destruction La riace says he saw one
world in the northern hemisphere sixteen
months burning. Tycho Brahe says he saw
another world burning. A French astron
omer says that In three hundred years
fifteen hundred worlds have disappeared.
I do not see why infidels find it so hard to
believe thattwo worldsstoppcdln Joshua's
time when the astronomers tell us that
fifteen hundred worlds have stopped.
"By one loss of the world at Trlnboro.
or 12,000 inhabitants only twenty-six.
people escaped. By one shake of the
world at Lisbon, In rive minutes 00,000
perished, and 200,000 berore the earth
stopped rocking. A mountain tails In
Switzerland, burying the village of Goldau.
A mountain falls in Italy, in tlie night,
when 2,000 peoplearc asleep, and they
never arouse. -'
"By a convulsion of the earth Japan is
broken off from China.' By a convulsion of
the earth the Caribbean Islands arc
broken off frpm America.
"Standing in the presence of all those
stupendous devastations, I ask if I am
not right in saying that the great want
of this age and; all the ages is divine
sympathy and omnipptent comrort; and
they are found, not in the Brahma of the
Hindoo, or the Allah ot the Mohammedan,
but in the Christ unto whom shall the
gathering or the p'eopfo be. Other worlds
may fall, but this JMoring Star will never
be blotted from ithe heavens.
"The earth may .'quike, but this Rock
ot Ages will n'ev.er be shaken from its
foundation. The same Christ who fe(l'
the five thousand will feed all the world's
"Those who could only scrape a handful
ot lint for a wounded soldier, those who
could only administer to old age in its
decrepitude, those who could only coax
a poor waif of the street to go back home
to her God, those who could only lift a
littlo child in the arms of Christ, will
have as much right to take part in the
ovation -to the Lord Jesus Christ as
"It will bo your victory and mine as
certainly as Christ's. He, the conqueror,
wo, shouting in His train. Christ, the
victor, will pick out the humblest of His
disciples In the crowd, and turning lialf
around on the white horse of victory, He
shall point her out for approval by the
multitude as He says: 'She did what she
could.' Then putting His hand' on the
head of some man w'ho, by his industry,
made one talent do the work of ten, He
Will say, 'Thou hast been faithful over a
few things 1 will make thee ruler over
many cities.' "
THE SOCIAL STATE OF MAN.
Text of Rev. Dr. Stafford's Sermon
at St. Patrick's.
Notwithstanding the severe rain, storm
last night St. Patrick's Catholic Church
on Tenth, near G street northwest, was
crowded by a congregation who desired to
hear Rev. Dr. Stafford, assistant pastor,
talk about the social state of mankind.
Dr. Stafford began by referring to the
creation of man and woman, and declared
that whenever beings are alike iu a general
way, but have different Individuality, so
ciety Is created, and that without such a
bond of unity there would be nothing but
chaos. "Man,'' declared Dr. Stafford,
"was to reach his perfection by society.
It Is society that has built cities and em
pires, taught religion and science, and
which led the human race through the
vicissitudes of its Infancy. Man Is every
where a social being and a leligious being.
In all mankind may be found the rudi
ments of social life.
"There are men who denysociety as they
do religion and science, and say that so
ciety is the source of all evils, and that In
order for the human race to make progress
society must first be destroyed. The reason
these men deny society is because it not
not only gives rights to man, but also im
poses obligations Society means labor and
obedience, and these are disagreeable to
such men, and therefore the socialist and
anarchist would throw off society, which
is natural to man. When tlie missionary
nppears before the uncivilized savages they
gather about him and take on tlie way of
civilized life. No nation lias ever civilized
itself. Wherever a nation has lost Its civil
ization it has remained in that condition
until aid came to it from without.
"Another reason why men rebel against
the social state Is that society and religion
go together. They are twin sisters and
they support each other: therefore, anti
religious thought produces anti-social
theories. Religion and society go together,
stand together, fall together. At the be
ginning God created the social state and
itis therefore natural to man. It Is neces
sary to man, for in It man finds Ills per
fection. If a man is cutoff from social
life, he seeks it with the brute creation
He takes comfort with his dog and re
joices at the animal's recognition. If
confined in prison he will watch an in
sect, he will make friends with it, and
when the inject is taught to know him
his heart is filled with Joy. He feels that
he is not alone."
Meeting nt Ilnmllne Church Under
the Auspices of the TV'. C. T. T7.
A special service in the interest of Sab
bath observance was held yesterday after
noon at Uanillue M. E. Church, corner of
Niutti and P streets northwest. The
meeting was conducted by Mrs. M. E.
Catlin, District superintendent ot the Sab
bath observance department of the W. C.
T. U. Special music was furnished by
Rev. Dr. W. R. Stridden, pastor of the
church, made an interesting address, in
which he referred to the growing tendency
to pay less attention to the observance
of the Sabbath,
"Take away the Sabbath," he said,
"aud the church is threatened: take away
the church and religion is threatened;
take away religion and morality is 'hrcat
ened; take away morality and the home
is threatened; if the influence of home
is lessened, society is threatened, and if
society Is threatened then the Government
Rev. Luclen Clark, pastor of Foundry M.
E. Church, also made an address. In which
he said the love of money Is the cause of
Sunday work. The Sunday newspaper
would never be published, he asserted, if it
were not for the sake of tlie money to be
gained. Every Christian man and woman
should determine to have nothing to do
with the , desecration of the Sabbath, he
said. Make .the Sabbath a bright day the
brightest day of the week.
SHE LIKES WASHINGTON.
Miss Gladys Vtmderbllt Writes Her
Impressions for "Spring Blossoms.
Miss Gladys Vanderbilt, aged ten, daugh
ter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, has expressed
herself. in veryglowing and complimentary
terms with regard to Washington. She
likes it better than New York. She would
like to live here aU the time.
She. has said this editorially in her own
Miss Gladys Vanderbilt is the first of
her race to enter literature. No other
Vanderbilt has ever written anything
except checks. The writing on checks is
very highly prized. It probably has a
wider range of .appreciation than any
other writing, but it is .not literature.
Miss Gladys is one of the three editors of
"Spring Blossoms," a paper published for
the benefit of tlie Episcopal Church Mission
House of New York; She is also a regular
contributor to its columns. She has chosen
for her pen name "Gladys V." The sub
scription price of this paper of Miss Van
derbllt's is stated as "10 cents if you will;
5 cents if you must." The circulation has
reached a total of 21 G, according to the
circulation, editor, and it is not believed
that this lady has yet learned any dark
secrets supposed to pertain to the business
of circulation manager.
"Spring Blossoms" has already raised for
its mission, since it started a trifle over
$20. It is said that the circulation is
growing rapidly,, and that more will be
added to this sum with every number.
When Miss Vanderbilt moved to Wash
ington several weeks ago, she spent a few
days in observation, more than many
writers take in securing first impres
sions, and then wrote for "Spring Blos
soms'" this most flattering panegyric:
MY FIRST IMPRES3IONSOF WASHING
TON. "We arrived here at about 7 o'clock on
Tuesday, February 2. A little later papa
told me that I was to have my pony
with my buckboard here for me to drive.
You may imagine how delighted I was to
hear this good piece of news.
"I thought Washington was a lovely place
after my first drive, although there are a
great many -cable cars. Our house is on
the comer of K street and Vermont
avenue- I think these two are the nicest
streets in Washington, except Sixteenth.
"Another reason I like Washington Is
that I have my bicycle and ride to school
on it every morning. At New York in
February I could have neither pony nor
bicycle on account of the snow and ice.
"I like all the parks and circles very
much, and now all the little crocuses are
out and make it look Just like spring; The
other day I had a lovely drive out to the
Soldiers' Home, where the grass is very
green and pretty.
"I think all the large public buildings
are very fine, especially the CapltoL A
week ago Saturday 1 went to see the
Bureau of Engraving. It Is awfully inter
esting to see all the money made.
"It seems to me that the children at
Washington have a lovely time. Tlie
classes and schools here are very nice, in
deed. In fact, I should call Washington
a very nice place. GLADYS V."
Miss Vanderbllt's style is, as wul be
seen, sincere and direct It is, per
haps, even too much dominated by the
realism of the later schools, but there are
touches of impressionism, too, that relieve
it from tedlousness.
"Washington has not yet made a literary
lion of Miss Vanderbilt, but she may ex
pect soinethius? of this kind. If she con
tinues in her editorial way.
THE KERENS RECEPTION
The Catholic University Facnlty
Meet Attorney General jIcKenna.
General and Mrs. Draper Entertain.
Theater Party to Miss Wullueb.
Mrs. TutwJIer's Lecture.
A very large and distinguished company
of prelates, politicians and clvitiuns wai
informally entertained yesterday after
noon by Col. It. C. Kerens and Mrs. Kerens,
of St. Louis, at their Washington home.
No. G Duiont circle. The reception was
for the faculty of the Catholic University
to meet Attorney General McKenna, and
w.'is from 5 to 7 p. m.
Among the members of the faculty at
tending were the rector. Dr. Conaty; Very
Kev. P. J. Garngan, vice rector; Dr. Pace,
Dr.Shanahau, JudgeRobinson.Iion. Carroll
D. "Wright, Or. Kgan, Dr. Greene, Dr. Shea,
Dr. Grirrin, Dr. Zahm, Dr. Searle, Dr. De
Saussure and Mgr- Schroeder.
Among the others who were present
were: Mgr. Martinelli, apostolic delegate;
Archbishop Ireland; Hon. Powell Clayton,
and Mrs. Clayton, Senator J. K. Jones and
Mrs. Jones. Hon. Webster Davis, ex-mayor
of Kansas City; Mgr. Sbaretti, Dr F. Z.
Kooker, H. M. Cooper, lately appointed
United States marshal of Arkansas; Hon.
John L. Blttinger, of Missouri; CoL Perry
Ueatlt. First Assistant Postmaster General;
Major S. G. Brock, of Macon, Mo.; Mrs.
Ralph Trautmau, formerly fhst vice presi
dent of the board of lady managers or the
World's Fair; Mrs. M. S. Lockwood, Mr.
Dahlgren, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce. Mrs.
Lindsay, and Mr. Harris Lindsay, Col.
Phelps and Miss Phelps, of St. Louis;
Miss Charlotte Clayton, daughter of the
new minister to Mexico; Airs. John A
Robinson, Miss McCenney, I. M. Hoefle,
or St. Louis: Hon. C. U. Smith. W.P.Smyth.
Bon. Charles E. reared F. P. Loomls.Mr.
Hampton, and many others, the company
comprising one hundred and rifty guests.
The reception included refreshments,
the tables being presided over by Miss
Charlotte Clayton and Miss Phelps. The
drawing-room and dining-room were ex
quisitely decorated with roses and plants.
Mrs. Julia R. Tutwiler gives the second
of her delightful series of lectures on art,
tlds afternoon, at 4 o'clock, at No. 1116
"Vermont avenue- The subject this uf ter
noon Is "Impressionism," and if it is as
ably handled and as graphic as was tlie
one given last week, it will be most inter
esting. The third and last of the series or Quod
libet luncheons, which was announced
to be given at the residence of Mrs. Walter
S. narban, will be given instead at the
residence of Mrs. E. A. Graves, No. 927
Massachusetts avenue, on account of tfce
illness of Mrs. narban.
A theater party wiU be given in honor
of Miss Rose Douglass Wallach this even
ing to see John Hare in "A Hobby Horse."
Gen. and Mrs. Draper entertained a
number of their friends at an informal
dinner last evening.
Major Boynton, mayor of Port Huron,
Midi., who has been spending the winter
In Florida, willarrivein Washington today,
accompanied by his daughter, Miss Edith
Boynton, and Miss Grace L. Graves. They
will visit friends at No. 010 North Carolina
THE GREAT RATTLE MONUMENT.
To Be Dedicated nt "West Point by
The great Battle Monument at West
Point has been completed. The accept
ance of this monument by "West Point
aud its dedication, on the 31st of next
month, will be a conspicuous military
pageant. President McKlnley and Cabi
net, ex-President Cleveland, and many
prominent military and political people
This towering shaft of granite Is erected
to perpetuate the names and gallautry of
the officers and enlisted men of the regu
lar army who fell in battles of the late
The Battle Monumentprojcct was started
immediately after the close of the war.
Every surviving soldier and officer in the
regular army was assessed for the ex
penses. Tlie late Major-Gen. George B. McClellan
took an active part in making the pre
liminary arrangements. Owing to his popu
larity with the men of the regular Army,
he was selected to dedicate the ground on
which the monument stands. But imme
diately after the dedicatory exercises
the project was dropped and the money
collected was placed iu bank, and remained
there undisturbed until about five years
ago, when Brigadir-Gcn. Wilson, now
Chief or Engineers, resuscitated the scheme
and worked so persistently that the pres
ent beautiful piece of workmanship which
overlooks the Hudson is the result of his
The shart is eighty feet high. Surmount
ing this, perched on a large granite ball.
Is a winged, draped figure of Fame, with
a trumpet In her hands, about to spread
abroad the glad tidings of peace. This
figure is one of Macmonnics' conceptions,
and replaced his figure or "Victory,"
which was objectionable to the military
art critics at the Academy.
The distinguished feature of the monu
ment Is the bronze tablets which encircle
the base of the shaft. These tablets con
tain the name and rank ot every soldier
and officer of the regular Army who was
killed in the war. To compile these, some
thousands of names, was a herculean task,
and it required months of incessant labor.
There was some objection to placing Uic
names ot the enlisted men on the tablets,
but this the authorities would not sus
tain. A Peculiar Sensntion.
Jester Did you hear of Anthony Com
stock's latest sensation his arresting one
of New York's leading society women?
0ucstcr No. What did he arrest her
Jester Why, he overheard her telling a
friend that she had' nothing to wear, and
he arrested her for fear that she might
wear it-Rishmond Times.
HI DOBBUrSIEW CHIEF
Captain Crowninsliieltl Slated to
Succeed Admiral Ramsay.
"FIGHTING BOB" BEATEN
CuntaJii Evans' Famous Report on
the Weakness of the Dolphin u.
Prominent Factor Agnlnst His
Appointment to Fill the Navigation
Bureun Vucuney. -
It 13 considered probable that the Secre
tary of the Xavy wiU today or tomorr
appoint Capt. Crowninshield,of the battle
ship Maine, to succeed Admiral Ramsay
as chief of the Bureau of Navigation. This
appointment will be a severe disapp tint,
ment to Capt. "Fighting Bob" Eva us, who
has made a hard and earnest fight to
secure the position, and has been backed
up by Senator Piatt of New York, Senator
Ha una. Senator Frye and Senator Ualeof
Maiue, Senator McMillan of Michigan,
Seuator Carter of Montana, and others.
Capt. Evaes has been opposed by Senator
Chandler of New Hampshire, and Congress
man Boutelle, of the House Naval Com
mittee. The history of the official yacht
Doiphin, and the downfall of John Roach,
the builder -of the first cruisers of the
new Navy, entered prominently into tho
contest that has been waged for the last
three weeks over the Navigation Bureau
vacancy, and but for "Fighting Bob"
Evans famous report on the structural
weakness of the Dolphin, he would with
out question be Admiral Ramsay's fuo
cessor. In the past week there developed a
fierce determination n the part of Roarh'a
friends to defeat the candidacy of "Fighing
Bob"'Evans,and their antagonism has been
Cupt. Evans, Capt. Belknap and a cum
ber of other officers composed the famous
board which, on the trial trip of (ha
Dolphin, reported that the vssel was
structurally weak, and would not stand
a cruise at sea of any extent; and laer
tlie Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, Ibid
down at about the same time, were le
moved, partially built, to the New York
navy yard, where the Government under
took the work of completing them. Ttab
was twelve years ago, and since then tha
Dolphin has cruised' around the world
and performed more actual work than any
vessel of the earlier ships of the Navy.
In explanation of that report, it i.aa
been alleged that at the time Naval of
ficers were unfamiliar with stod ships
and ignorant or the extent to whi"h vi
bration by powerful machinery could go
without IndicaUnir structural weaku-ss
Senator Chandler was at that time Sec
retary of the Navy, and the report was a
reflection on his administration. He saw
an opportunity to get "square" with Capt.
Evans when it was reported thathe was
an active candidate for Admiral Ean.
say's place, which became vacaut jester
day, and he opposed his selection.
Two years ago Admiral Ramsay wanted
to resign and be placed In command of tha
Pacific fleet, and Capt. Evans was then
a candidate to succeed him. He had the
support of President Cleveland, but Secre
tary Herbert opposed Capt. Evans sofimdy
that the PresU;nt; reluctantly withdrew
his support ami appointed Capt. Evans to
the lighthouse board. It was said yester
day that Capt. Evans had abandoned all
hope of securing the appointment, and
that Secretary Lome had decided to ap
point Capt. Crownlttstileld. who has been
ordered to this city. It is believed that?
the captain will accept the appointment
and that his name will be sent to tho
Senate early in the week. It was said
that he is well qualified for the position
of Chief of the Bureau of Navigation.
WILES OP THE SUMMER GIRL.
Certainly the summer girl of '97 will
have many innovations wherewith to
surprise and delight her adoiers, none of
which, however, will be more startling
than the vagaries of her dearest possession
her sailor hat.
First of all, owing to the fact that sha
will wear her lurid a Ia pompadour, the
tip-tilted style will no longer be the mede;
instead thu large sailbr wiU be perched
well back, and the contour of her head and
face will be nioie visible to the naked eye.
The very latest sailor hat is of smcoth.
straw, with medium brim and crown,
finished with a band of libton and decor
ated on the left side with a compact bunch
of some small violets, such as the poppy,
violet, pansy or heliotrope .
Others will be much trimmed, but tha
English rule, that a sailor hat sitould not
be laden with garniture, is a gcod cne to
be observed. The most stylish are sim
ply trimmed with a ribbon bow and band
and a bunch of quills at the side.
The popular Alpine hat will be much In
favor for traveling and all informal wear.
The newest arein Jumho straw, the wide
brim rather tightly rolled at the sides
and the crown moderately high.
For the tailor-made girl the Alpine hat
Is simply, trimmed with ribbon and quills,
the brim broad, with tailor's gimp or a
sort of straw edging of the same color
as the bat.
The high Tyrolean crown is decidedly
an innovation, but the style is not so
graceful as the Alpine. These come in
Panama straw and are simply trimmed
with ribbons, quills or coque's feathers.
For steamer wear the stitched cloth hat
Is considered the most correct?, while for
mountain climbing or a coaching trip noth
ing is more serviceable than that useful
For bicycling the Alpine hat, made of
crispenc stitched in circular rows and
finished with a broad band of ribbon, will
be found not only cool and comfortable,
but decidedly chid
Indeed, all sorts ot English walking
hats In mannish, effects will be much In
vogue, and many will be worn matching
the outfit suit or the morning costume of
linen or duck. Philadelphia Record.
f Piacree's Service to the Language.
Hereafter city potato patches will not
be the only things to be described by the
use of Gov. Plngrec's name. "When a
man tries to hold two offices aud gets
ousted from one of them, It will,-be said1
that he was "Fingreed." . .
Salt These Fncts Down.
Salt puts out a fire in the chimney.
Salt in the oven under baking tins win
prevent their scorching on the bottom.
Salt and vinegar will remove stains from
Salt and soda are excellent for bco
stints and spider bites.
Salt thrown on soot which has fallen on.
the carpet will, prevent stain.
Salt put on ink when freshly spilled on
carpet will help in removing the spot
Salt in whitewash makes it stick.
Salt used In sweeping carpets keeps out
moths. Boston Traveler.