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THE MORNING Tf.EIjLES, SUNDAY, MAY 9, 1897.
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Of The store where
I We daily prove our claim
1 of selling the best
' Clothing in
Every garment is made in our own factory in. New York. Every garment 13
sold with our guarantee as to quality, style and wear. In every case we refund
the money without question when it is desired. We want j-ou as customers for
years not for one time. We have no dissatisfied customers.
Sale of Hen's Fine Suits at $9.75.
This exceptional opportunity continues. "We are selling a selection nin. p t"
(from regular stock) .of $12.50 and $15 Spring and Summer Suits at this mfa o
reduced price. These are splendid values,.
By this time you know the quality and absolute correctness in cut and make of our
regular stock of summer suits. If 'ou are a stranger to this store, a visit will convince
you. Every suit is our own make sold with our own guarantee.
$7.50. $9.50, $IO.SO, $12, $15 Up tO $30.
Continental Clothing House,
Ilth and F StS. (Godfrey, Moore & Co.) Opp. Boston HoilSe
GIL SE1CE REFORM
Changes in the Law Suggested
liy Bureau Chiefs.
HEARING BY THE COMMITTEE
Breezy Remarks of Mr. IIII1, Form
erly of the Postofflce Some Very
Positive Views an to TV'lmt Of
ficers Should Not He In the Classi
The members of the Senate Committee
on Civil Service, now engaged in the In
vestigation, ot the -working of the civil
service leform laws, were greatly edified
yesterday by the testimony of William W.
1UU. formerly ot the Postofflce Depait
ment, who stated that he had no ax to
grind and did not seek reinstatement.
Still, Mr. Hill had a grievance, and made
such tatcmeut to the committee that
led them to helieve that if he can sub
stantiate ti.pui they will be able to strike
pa j' dirt.
Mr. Kill's testimony related to the work
of the "spies" engaged during the last
State campaigns In spotting letter car
tiers, in an effort to clieck the business ot
putting m -what is known as overtime. -Mr.
Hill seemed to have his case well In hand
and dealt with facts and figures as If he
knew about what he watalking. Ilemade
somestatements that byinfcience.atleast,
Incriminate postofflce officials if tfcey are
true, but ran afoul of a few snags when
he took the Civil Service .Reform Comnils
Jon to task, and was met by counter state
ments by President Procter, ot that com
mission, who punctured some ot the os
crt'ons that had been made. Mr. Hill was
ncllned to witticism, and told his story in
good shape. Other witnesses will be called,
md if Ills assertions are backpd up it is
101 improbable that the committee will af
'ord the readers of The Times someinter
The Senate Committee resumed Its
Investigations of the civil service reform
law yesterday morning, with Senator Lodge
absent. Mr Procter, ot the commission,
was picsent again. The hearing began
with Hie reading ot a number ot letters
Iiom bureau chiefs, among them the follow
ing: Thomas P. Smith, acting Commissioner
or the "Land Office, says:
"I would recommend that section 13
Dt rule 8 Le modified so as to abrogate
that part limiting the time during which
a vacancy may be filled of a temporary
emergency appointee to ninety days, or
that tome provision be made for exemptr
Ing the Indian service from such limita
tions. Experience has shown ihut there
are certain positions in the Indian ser
vice which the Civil Service Commission,
although icquested to do so, have been
still unprepared at the expiration of thiee
months to furnish certificates of eligibility.
In such cases, to summarily discharge such
temporary employes, as the rule requires,
would work great injuiy."
Secretary Bliss reports that, in his opinion,
Hie Commissioners of the Inteiior Depart
ment, including the Land 'Office, Indian
Affairs, Pensions, and Patents, should each
have the right; to appoint a private secre
tary or confidential clerk. The chief clerk
and the chiefs of divisions should also, in
bis opinion, be exempt from the classified
lervico. Thcseofficers occupy confidential
relations to the Secretary, and on their
ineritsor recommendations hols dependent,
to a large extent, for the proper conductor
his office Mr. Bliss is also of the opinion
that the special agents, such as land and
timber inspectors, mineral land commis
sioners, and particularly the special Indian
agents, or the appointment of such, should
be more directly under the control ot the
Secretary, who Is responsible for their ac
tions, and whomust depend upon them very
largely for his knowledge of affairs in
distant regions. The grave responsibility
resting njion the Secretary of the Interior
for actions taken upon recommendations
of such officers makes it necessary, In
Mr. Bliss' opinion, that he should have a
controlling voice In their appointment.
Dinger Hermann, Commissioner ot the
General Land Office, says the civil ser
vice rules have been promulgated in his
bureau to the fullest extent. Deputy col
lectors ot Internal revenue and deputy
United States marshals should not be in
cluded In the classified service,, from his
point of view. Mr. Hermann thinks that
ali chiefs, confidential clerks, inspectors,
special agents, etc., ehould not be under
the merit oystera. Chiefs of divisions
should be especially exempt, because their
relations to the heads of departments are
confidential, and because thoy constitute
the last line ot demarcation between the
your money is "o?i call" when
political relations of the Administration
and the jointly clerical or civil service
divisions of the departments.
"If," says Mr. Hermann, "it is assumed
that the dominant party shall shape the
legislation of the country in consonance
with the policies which It sustains, it has
a right to krow that the chiefs of divis
ion, wno first shape recommtndatioiis as
they are called for through the vano-is
divisions, arc in perfect sympathy with tliu
party policies. The chief clerks are con
fidential advisers of the heads of bureaus
and departments, and are the custodians
of importantsecrets which Involve the pub
lic interests, while at the same time they
should be In the highest sense acceptable
and personally agreeable to ttie one wiio
must repose confidence In them.''
Indian Commissioner Browning says that
it has been found impracticable to fill by
regular appolntmentsucli places aij sawyer,
blacksmith, general mechanic, additional
firemen, teacher ot industries, and shoe
and harness maker.
Commissioner or Education Harris says
that it seems to him that the existing law
of Congress in regard to civil service docs
not need any amendment, because it al
icady gives to the President and through
him to the Civil Service Commission suffi
cient power to develop a perfect system.
He thinks the reform civil service law
should be continued as ID Is and not re
pealed. The reply of the Commissioner of Peti
tions was very brief, and simply say. "1
have the honor to request that the follow
ing jwsitions be excepted from the classi
fied service: The chief clerk, the appoint
ment clerk, the private secretary, the
chiefs of divislou. Hie special examiners,
and physicians composing the medical ex-'
amining board. These positions should be
under the control of the commissioner, in
order to insure harmonious and effective
Charles J) "VVoicott, directot of the Geo
logical Survey, writes that the clil serv
ice rules now cover all the classes and
grades In the survey, except the places of
temporary field assistants and laborers
and workmen. He observes that the civil
service rules have been efficient and sat
isfactory, and there is no modification
that he would suggest
W. W. Godding, superintendent of the
Hospital for the Insane, says that his
limited expciicnce in the practical work
ing of the civil service rules does not justify
him in giving an opinion. In response to
categorical questions applicable to other
departments Mr. Godding lemarked that
"collectors aud United States marshals
lo not come under the Juiisdiction of this
Gen Wade Hampton, commissioner of
railroads, wiltes that lie faors including
collectors of internal levcnue and Unifed
States marshals in the clar&ified scivice;
also that the reformed service should lie
continued, but that it could be properly
amended in some particulars, and should
be properly and honestly administered.
The first witness was Thomas Robinson,
who entered the service after a coi:ipetitle
examination In 1873, securing a $1,200
clerkship in the office of the Second
Comptroller of the Treasury. He was dis
missed in August, 1893. No charge was
made against him, and at his request ho
was given the privilege of resigulng. In
response to questions Mr. Robinson said he
was an ardent Republican and had con
ducted the only Republican newspaper
in Georgia during the second Grant cam
paign. He had made no application for re
instatement, because the parties who got
him out were until quite recently still in
power and some or them were still there.
Mr. Robinson was not an old soldier and
Jiot entitled to reinstatement on that
William W. Hill proved to be an interest
ing witness. Ho Is now out of the depart
ment; says he has uo ax to grind, and does
not waut to get back. Hi3 charges were
directed more particularly against tiicCii 11
Service Comtnissiou and the apparent col
lusion between the commission and the
Postoffice Department, whereby the civil
service law was violated. Mr. Hill entered
theservtceln the Postofflce Department m
1889 in the city postofflce, where he re
mained until 1891, and was translerred to
the General Postofflce Department; at a
salary of $900. In September, 1803, he
was promoted to $1,000, aud a few days
later made assistant superintendent of the
free delivery system.
Mr. Hill explained that he was put in
charge of the claims for overtime, and
subsequently conducted much of the Post
office business as a commissioner before
the Court of Claims In the course of his
testimony Mr. Hill detailed the inaugura
tion of tlie spy system, and told how these
appointments increased rapidly, from a
total of four to a total ot fifty-nine, allot
whom were appointed, Mr. Hill contended,
Irregularly and without authority of law.
The pay of these men, this witness stated,
was increased from time to time, while
"William M. Bellman, the alleged caiof of
these special agents, received an average
of $17 75 a day. According to this wit
ness, Sixth Auditor .Howard had refused
to pass upon these claims, but was sub
"you ash for it.
sequently reconciled to them Why, Mr.
Hill did not say, but he dropped the ob
servation that subsequently Mr. Howard
was permitted to, and did, designate cur
tain hispectois of his own choosing
Mr Hill also made the statement to the
committee that six of these "spies" wcro
employed fn the Fourteenth Congressional
district or New York, hi which a great
inuny lcttei -carriers resided, to do cam
paign work among the employes. The
addition or eighty carriers to the Phila
delphia force, iu 1894. and the subsequent
reduction, within a very short time, of
100 clerks, was related by the witness, to
show the apparent violations ot the law.
Mr. Hill contended that the increase In
earners was made in order tiiat the right
men could be taken in, and the right men
dismissed when the reductions wore .nadc.
Of the 100 then dltcharged, seventy-tight
weie at $1 000 a year, and twenty-two ut
$800, thus indicating that they were old
and experienced men, a $1,000 salary
coming ouly with three year' service.
Mr. Hill stated that the men dltcliurgcd
were most universally Republicans, and,
In many cases old soldiers.
Returning to thusubjeetofspecialagents,
or "spies.'' as Mr. Hill called them, he
stated that in 1895 the salaries of these
men were paid by the postmasters or the
largo cities in the district to which they
were detailed. The money wan transmitted
to the department in currency, by express,
addressed to a clerk, and opened, Mr.
Hill said, by Mr. Bellman, the so-called
chief of the special agents. A portion
of this money was, lie asserted, dep jired
in the Ohio National Bank by Bellman, to
his own credit. The Ohio campaign was
on at this time, witness said, and there
was no fecrct ot the intention to assess
these special agents for campaign pur
poses, and it was witness' belief that .heir
July salary had been raised so that their
assessments might be increased.
On liie subject of campaign assessments,
Mr. 1111! .submitted a letter to Bellman,
written by Joseph M. Gurdcnheler. one
of these agents, stationed at the time at
Monmouth, III In this letter Mr. Gurden
heier tells of the receipt of a telegram Tinn
Bellman, in which Bellman reprimanded
the agent. The writer of the letter said
that before he knew he was expected to
contribute to the Ohio campaign, he had
done ho at home, and on this account his
funds, ar the time he received the tele
gram, were quite low.
In October, 1395, a number ot these
special agents, massed in Chicago, were
called togettier for a meeting to discuss
tils subject of assessments, at which
Supt. Mr chen was present and explained
the situntion. Concerning the pcr.-iunnel
or this force, Mr. II1U said members of it
weie fiequently arrested for disorderly
conduct and other misdemeanors. When
he returned rrom Chicago he reminded the
then Fust Assistant Postmaster General,
Fienk Jones, of Chicago, of the way the
tiling was going, and said the work of
these agents weie working an injury to
the department. Mr Jones told him to keep
quiet and mind ids own business, "and
it would liavc been better for me, probably,
if I liad," Mr. Hill added.
The reason for these assessments, wit
ness said, was Mr. Machen's anxiety to
help out his fiiend, Gov. Campbell, who
was a candidate for re-election in Ohio.
First Assistant Postmaster-General Jones
asked .vltnc&s if he thought he had acted
honorably toward the Postmaster-Geueial
by making such alleged exposures, after
he had been promoted to an important po
sltion in the department. Witness told
Mr. Jones that his higher duty was to the
people. If he ought not to remain iu the
Postofflce Department after passing hls
policy of disclosure, Hill said, he would re
sign. "I shall not let you do that," he sold.
Mr. Joaes replied,"! shall dismiss you." .
"My only exhibition of ingratitude," con
tinued the witness, "was iu not keepiug
my mouth shut."
Mr. Hill related an incident which will
be probed to the bottom bj the committee
and its truth or falsity ascertained. One
of these agents, Lorenz by name, according
to tills witness had his pay antedated one
month, a 3um amounting to something like
$300. Witness said he congratulated
Lorenz upon receiving this money, when
Lorenz told him he never saw either the
clieck or the money; that be did not get a
dollar of it.
The only way the money could be got,
if tills were so, Hill said, was upon a
forged indorsement by someone in the
Postofflce Department. That check the
committee proposes to have putiu evidence
When asked if Superintendent ot the
Free Delivery System Machen was in the
civil service, Hill replied:
"Oh, yes; he's anchored."
Further along in his testimony "witness
said the spies who wore employed to "spot"
the letter carriers had instructions to bc
cretly report the politics of all offenders.
After witness made the exposure to Con
giessman Overstreeta year or more ago, he
was attacked and hiH personal record as
sailed. When the effort was then made to
secure a copy of bis record upon which be
hart been promoted, Mr. Hill said, it had
dlBapliearecpfrom the files of the Civil
Civil, jferjce Commissioner Froclor re
minded the witness that at the time he
fipokcrof thcrecords were kept by the local
boards, and. not by the commission, and
added thnt'f here had never been u case of
a dlsoppeapmce of papers iti the history
or the. commission.
The witness submitted a lot of letters
and other data, and the committee then
adjourned (utitll Saturday next at 10
o'clock a. in.
PATENT LAWYERS' BANQUET
The Specialists of the Bar in a
Their Law Asuoclntloii Writes an
Pntertuiuliig First Chapter of
The Patent Law Association, an organ
ization but. recently formed In tills city,
gave its first banquet last night at the
Raleigh. The company was composed of
specialists, as indicated by the iiatuu of
the association; members of the bench and
of the 'ratemal bar, audother guests from
civil aud professional life generally, not
ouly from Washington, but other cities.
The appointments of the banquet were
in excellent style and taste, the decora
tions of the table being poi ticularly pretty,
consistlngof a row of epergnes filled with
roses and carnations. Tlie menu, very
appropriately, was made up In large part
of the inventions ot a department of science
and art which has been illustrated In a
very familiar quotation from O wen Mere
dith. The object ot the association is to ad
vance the interests of the patent bar, to
elevate the standard ot practice and prac
titioners and to bring the members of the
association into closer social and business
relations with each other. Another object
Is to watch patent legislation, to consult
with the Commissioner of Patents and
the courts in relation to matters of this
special practice. The association haw to its
credit already tlie passage of important
laws, and has in progress the passage ot
others ot equal value to Its members, la
which respect the Washington body is na
tional In fact and Importance A similar
association 'exists in Chicago, but It is
necessarily local in character, and has
not the opportunity for the good of the
service possessed by the local patent bar.
The association was organized about two
months ago, when were elected as Its
officers, president, Gen. Ellis Spear; vice
presidents, Gen, E. M. Marble and W. D.
Baldwin jtreasurcr. Col. James L.Norrisand
secretary, S. Benjamin. The banquet com
mittee w,as, Y11. Doollttle, W. F. Rodgers
and F. CjSoiues.
Gen Spear presided, with him at the head
of the taWe bemg Justice Shephard and the
offirers of the association. Gen. Spear
made an excellent toastmaster, which was
emphatically true, as all tlie toasts and
speecheswere impromptu. Justice Shep
hard, ambngother good things, saidapropos
of the titulary quality of the occasion, that
tlie only thing not yet patented was a
Gen. Spear had, however, a very able,
witty and Invaluable assistant in Mr. W.
F. Rodgcrf, ot the banquetcommittee, who
appeared in a role that certainly ought to
be patented Mr. Rodgers not only made a
clever speech himself , .but he made sugges
tions euough'for Impromptu talks for the
Not to be invidious, it may be permitted
to say tbaftbe"nibst entertaining address
of the evening, was by Vice President Bald
win, who Is the Nestor of the patent prac
tice in Washington, it not in the United
States. He entertained the company with
the progress of patent laws aud practice
since 1856 to the present day. Reminiscent
and up-to-date speeches were also made
by John Werdcrsteln, of Philadelphia, and
Edward Wilhelm, of Buffalo.
Addresses relating to improvements, both
in law and practice, were made by Hon.
S. T. Fisher, Assistant Commissioner of
Patents; Gen. E. M. Marble, Mr J. H.
VVhitaVer, Mr Rodgers, and the presiding
officer. Profs. Mason and Watkins, of the
aud Justice Shcphhid addressed himsplf
laTgely and entertainingly to the object
or the association and its effects on the
standing and usefulness of its members
Nearly all of the speakers from the
association referred to the need or a bet
ter classification of cases at the Patent
Office; another stated reform being the
reduction ot the number of tribunala
The social features of the occasion 'were
well and pleasantly marked, so that the
banquct.of last night will, no doubt, be the
historic one from which to count the
coming anniversaries ot the Patent Law
Associa'ion Tlie discussions also made it
manifest that the educational side ot the
association will be one of its strongest
aud most interesting foundations.
Among the guests were Mr. Justice Shep
herd, Mr. Justice Bradley, Hon. Benjamia
Butterwortb, commissioner of patents, Hon.
S. T. Fisher, assistant commissioner of
patents, A. W. Greeley, and J. P. Brick
stein, i-xaminers-in-cWef of the Patent
Office; Mr. W. A. Megrath, law clerk of
tlie Patent Office; Mr. W. S. Hutchins,
Prof. Otis Mason, and Prof. J. E. Wat
kins, of the Smithsonian Institution; John
Wcrdersteln, ot Philadelphia; Jerome Mo
Carty, of Philadelphia; Edmund Wilhelm,
L. W Seely, or San Francist; John How
ard White, and representatives of tlie press.
The following members were present: T.
H Alexander, F.W.Ruth, JosephL. Atkins,
Walter R. Rogers, L. S. Bacon, Ellis Spear,
W. D.Baldwiu.H. A. Seymour, F.Benjamln,
F. C. Somes, A. T. Brown, G. L: Sturtevant,
E. B. Stocking, Frank L. Browne, W. H.
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BLODGETT'S LOST PAPERS
Georgia Politician Claims to Have
Lost Valuable Documents.
Further That They Implicate Col.
HucU Detectives Have Been Set
ut "Work to Heeover Them.
Col. Tom Blodgett, ot Augusta, Ga., who
is stopping at the 8Iater Hotel, reported
at tho Sixth police station yesterday that
some valuable papers were stolen from
his room about 1 p. m. o'clock on Friday.
Col. Modgett, when seen last night, said
be has strong suspicions as to who Is
the guilt: party, but refused to mention
any name until the detectives had made
a report In the case. The papers, he said,
were valuable only from a political stand
point, and would be of no use to the
person who removed them, because he,
Col Blodgett, had certified copies of every
paper wLich was taken.
It Is stated by Hlodgett that a short while
after March" 4, a strange man came and
engaged a room at tbe Hotel Slater at
which Air. Blodgett and Stewart are stop
ping. This man, it is stated, made in
quiries as to whether Blodgett did not have
some valuable papers against Col. A E.
Buci:, and his manner was such as excited
tbe suspicion ot Blodgett, who at once took
tbe papers from his own room and put
them In charge of Mr Stewart, a friend,
who gave them to his wife for safe keep
ing. A f ter a week or ten days of scheming, the
strange gentleman, it is reported, in con
versation with Mr Stewart andothers, .con
fessed that he had been sent from Georgia
for the purpose of stealing the papers from
Alter the gentleman bad left the hotel
Blodgett got his papers from Mr. Stewart
and put them in his valise in his room at
the hotel, locking his door and always
keeping his key in bis pocket.
Friday, Mr. Blodgett says, he went to his
room to get these papers to read to some
one, as be delights to do, but on opening
his valise he found that the papers con
taining charges against Col. A. E. Buck
were missing, while other important pa
pers, even more valuable, were unmolested.
Blodgett says that he has certified copies
of tbe Buck papers at his home in Al
pbaretta, Ga., but that in the papers miss
ing are copies of letters which he wrote
to Col. Buck, of which he has no other
copies, and that hi6 friends in the Senate
also have conies of the papers. Col. Blod
gett is determined to sift the matter to
the bottom and has given the case to the
THE BOARD OF TRADE.
Commissioner Wight Resigns the
Position of Secretary.
District Commissioner John B. Wight
shortly before bis qualification sent his
resignation as secretary ot the Board of
Trade to President O. W. Woodward. Mr.
Wight filled that place ever since tbe
organization of that body, and has been
prominently identified with its progress
and unremitting in his devotion to the
cause ot trade interests here.
Mr. Arthur O'Neill, who has acted as
assistant secretary, wiU, In all probability,
assume the duties of secietary for the
A committee, consisting ot President
Woodward, Dr S. E Dusey and Mr. John
Joy Edson, was appointed to draft a suit
able resolution ot regret at the loss of
A committee, consisting ot President
S. W. Woodward, Charles J. Bell and John
Joy Edson, was also appointed to perfect
the necessary arrangements tor entertain
ing the fifty South American merchants
who are to visit this country soon, as
the guests ot the Philadelphia museums,
when they come to Washington.
"Wngon Drove Over Him.
While driving a heavily loaded lumber
wagon over a rough lot yesterday Will
lam Spencer,, the colored driver, was jolted
from Ids seat, and, falling just In front
of the" wagon, the wheels passed over
his right leg. Dr. A. B. Skekillmade an
examination of the man's Injuries, but
found no fractures. As ho seemed to be
suffering from internal injuries, he was
afterward removed to the Emergency Hos
pital. Preacher "Wood Wandered Off.
Tbe police have been asked to look out
for Rev. M. Wood, an aged preacher, who
wandered away from bis home, No. 1116
East Capitol street, yesterday afternoon
and late lost night had not returned. It is
feared that he may have become exhausted
and fallen down helpless.
There are no strings to the guarantees we give you.
We plainly tell you what to expect from every purchase
and shift all the responsibilit' from your shoulders to ours.'
We give you the fullest measure of protection and
satisfy our customers in every instance, regardless of thcr1
We want you to look up to this as the model store, and
trade here with the feeling that you're running no risk.
This is a store with a past a past that'll bear th$
We don't want to simply, sell you.
We want to please you so well that you'll come back the
very next time you have a clothing need.
We want permanent, not transient, customers and
therefore confine ourselves to the most reliable of cloths
and the best of tailoring.
We're showing a line of Pure Wool Men's Suits at
$7.50 that'll match the best 'ou ever saw at $10.
About 20 styles in all plain or fancy.
$10 $12 S15 $18 and S20 are the next prices and
you save a fifth on every garment through doing the making
For $12 and $15 we are making very handsome suits to
measure of stylish plaid Scotch cheviots and plain blue and
Made with the same finish that always characterizes
"Eiseman Tailoring" and a faultless fit guaranteed,
$4 for swell striped trousers.
"Bike" Wears. . - "
We're strong on "Bike" goods.
$5 and $6 for the ''Famous Eiseman Make" of Bike
Suits in nobby plaid and mixed effects $1.00 for All-wool
Sailor or Roll-collar Sweaters and $1.00 for genuine im
ported Scotch "Bike" Hose.
"Eiseman's Famous Dollar Shirts" are becoming. better
known every day.
Wear one once, and you'll stick to us forever. -
They fit and the patterns are exact duplicates oftha
Negligees are ready with collars and cuffs on or off
Corner 7th and E Streets N. Wr
No Branch Stores in Washington.
TU MISSION' SYOD.
Seven Hundred Tliousand "Will Cele
brate Jth Fiftieth Anniversary Toduy.
Today 700,000 Lutherans iu the United
States and Canada will celebrate the
fiftieth anniversary of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod of Missouri and other
States. This Is the largest and most
powerful Lutheran body in the Union, and
probably in the world, as it has congre
gations iu England, Germany, India and
A grand song and praise service will
take place at the German Trinity Church,
corner Fourth and E streets northwest, at
3:30 p rau
The pastor of the church. Rev. J. D.
Rupprecht, will preach in German, aud
the Rev. C C. iiorhart.ot the Christ E. E.
Lutheran Church, will preach In English.
The organist of the Trinity Church, Mr.
C. RupprecliC, has prepared an excellent
program, as follows:
Organ prelude, "Fcstspicl,' by Volck
mar; quartet, "Make a Joyful Noise," by
M C rhail,MissesSti!lthandWolf,Me;rsrs.
Gotwald and German, of the E. E. Christ
Church; organ prelude, "Lobe Den Her
rcn," by C. Rupprecht; vocal solo, "I Will
Extol Thee," from "Elijah,'' by Costa,
Miss Marie A. Kuhnel; quartet, "O, How
Amiable," by M. C. Phall, Christ Church
quartet; organ solo, "Chorus of Angels," by
Clark; postlude, march from op. 22, by
The Mount Vernon Ileirents.
The ladies or the Regents' Society, now
in session at Mount Vernon, yesterday
continued their consideration of State
reports. These were brought In by the
different regents, of whom there is one
for each State.
Both morning and afternoon sessijns
were consumed by the reports and several
are still left to be considered Monday.
The meeUngs of the society are ton
ducted behind closed doors and they
decided not to give any of the proceedings
for publication until the regents all have
submitted their papers. It is understood
however that all the branch societies are
ia a flourishing condition.
At Marshall Hall Today.
The pTanked shad dinner will be the
attraction at Marshall Hall today. Large
crowds will go down to partake ot one
ot these feasts and to enjoy the delightful
sail on the river. The dinner served wHl
be the finest ot the season. Marshall Hall
Is at its prettiest during the merry month
ot May. and a day spent at the&e popular
pleasure grounds, with plenty of cool
breeze and shade from the old, historical
trees. Is a day well spent out of the
city. The numerous amusements at the
Hall will be running, and everybody can
have all the pleasure they want. The
steamer Maealester will make two trips,
leaving Seventh-street wharf at 11 a. m.,
and 2;30 p. m. Returning, leaves the Hull
at 1:10 and 5:30 p. m. The round trip
fare is 25 cents, and the nrice of the
dinner, 75 cents.
Opening of the Amphions' Turk.
At the mcctingsof theOrpheus Glee Club,
the Banneker Relief Association, the Toung
Men's Protective League, the Young Men's
Immediate Relief, md the Russell A Alger
Post, Sona of Veterans, Q A. R., held last
week, it was agreed to attend the opening
of the Amphions Tark, 1912 Fourteenth
street, which will be inaugurated by a
series of entertainments, beginning Wed
nesday evening, May 19.
Inspecting the Gunshops.
Assistant Secretary of War Theodore
Roosevelt Inspected the gunshops at the
navyyardyesterday. He was recelvedwlth.
the honors due his ranJc Lieut. Sharp, his
aid, was with him .
THK .BIOLOGICAL SOCIETi".
Interesting: Discussions In Which
Mr. Roosevelt Figures.
The Biological Society of Washington
held its regular meeting at the assembly
ball of the Cosmos Club last evening.
Several prominent scientists were present,
among whom were Dr C. Hart Merriam,
who was the principal speaker of tho
evening; Assistant Secretary Roosevelt,
C. H. Townsend, Vernon Bailey, L. O.
Howard, Prof Ward and Dr. Dall, of tha
Dr. Meniam read a very learned paper
on the "New Methods of Weighing Species
and Sobspecies," in which be strongly
advocated a close adherance to the nomen
clature ot the different sciences which
created some very warm discussion.
Mr. Roosevelt was tbe first dissenting
voice. He contended that when scientists
wrote for scientists tbey could use what
ever terms suited their purpose best, du6
when writing for the general public they
should adopt a system of nomenclature in
telligible to the ordinary reader.
Drs. Ward and Dall then argued In sup
port of Dr. Merriman's theory, but their
opposition could not convince the ex-police
commissioner, who again took the floor
and fought out his point.
Thanks to Secretary Alyer.
A delegation representing the memorial
committee of the Grand Army of the Re
public, Department of New York, yester
day presented Secretary Alger with a reso
lution of thanks for his interest in rein
stating veterans who were dismissed under
the Cleveland Adndnlstration. The dele
gation was composed ot Gen. James
R. O'Beirne.EdwardO. M. Condors and Mr.
OFFICE removed to No. 1309 H st nw.
Hours, 2. 30 to 5:30 p. in. DR.LOUEASE
NORTON LENMAN. my9-76
ALL MEMBERS ot Encampments, Noa.
Ill and 23, Union Veteran Legion, and
ladies arc urgently Invited to attend tha
entertainment and presentation of reso
lutions to Col. Luke Kelly by Encamp
ment, No. 69. at their hall. 910 Penna.
dve, nw., on TUESDAY EVENING, MAT
11. 1&97. By older of the Encampment.
It F. C. GRIFFIN, Adjutant.
"W ILLTAM WINDSOR, formerly or Colonial
Ueach, is now in no way whatever con
nected with jne in business, and I will
not be liable for an j' debts that he maycon
tracton tnyaccount. GEORGE L.SMOOT.
Colonial Beach. my7-3t
CRAWFORD On Saturday, May 8,1S97.
at 5:35 o'clock p. m., GEORGE B. CRAW
FORD, husband of Hortense E .and grand
son of the late Smith Suit, of Bladcnsburg.
Funeral on Monday, May 10, at 3 o'clock
p. m.t from Lee's undertaking establish
ment. Relatives and friends Invited to
Baltimore and Prince George's county
papers please copy. iny9-26
WALDSAXTER-Departed this life Sat
urday. May 8, 1S97, at 5 p. m., ALFRED F.
Notice? of Tuneral hereafter.
(New York papers please copy.) It
KUBtiNSTElN On ridav. May 7, 1S97.
at 6:45 a. m., DOHA, be'loved wife of
ibracl Kubenstein, in the sixty-eighth year
or ncr age.
1 uncrai from her late residence, 705
5tn st. nw., Sunday, May y, at 3 p. m. No
ribwers. Relatives and friends invited.
(Baltimore papers please copy. )
COLE On Thursday, May U, 1897. al
10:45 p. m., at her home, No. 2 Chester
court northwest, alter fcevcral months' ill
ness, CAROLINE, loving wife ot Francis
Funeral services from her late home,
.Sunday, May I), at 2 p. rn. Friends and
relatives invited to attend. lt,em
j. wxXj.ui:m: xek.
333 Pa. Ave. If.W.
Vlrstclass service Pb.?ue, 1383.