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THE MORNING TIMES? SUNDAY, MAT 9; 1897.
THE POSTAL CONGRESS
"What Has Been anil Is to Be Ac
complished by the Nations.
MR. KASSON'S GREAT SERVICES
A History of tlie First International
ConirrcKR uud Wliut It Has Led
Up To Uniform Pobtnl Hates Es-
tublihhedllie Jinny Jinprove-
uientH "Wlilcli Are Necesbnry.
Although to Germany belongs the honor
'bt calling the first postal conference, which
xebulfniin forming a universal postal union,
the Uuited btates can Justly claim to have
been the pioneer In international postal
reforms, and at the first conference, held
at her request at Paris in the spring of
1363, to have opened the way for the
(splendid accomplishments in the improve
ments of the postal laws that ha e marked
the last tluity-five years.
In view of the fact th.it the fifth Con
gress is now In session hcic the &tory of
that first conference cannot fail to he of
Interest. It was called directly through
the influence of Mr. John A Kasson, at
thetimuFirot Assistant Postmaster General,
-and. to him more than any American the
important part theUnited States hat) played
In the postal history of the world is due.
The nomination of Mr. Kasf-onto le first
Assistant Postmaster General was the
second name icnt to the Senate for con
firmation, that of Norman I). Judge, xiio
President's old and tried friend, as minister
to Piussia, being the first, after the In
auguration of Mr Lincoln, and to jio one
was ins appointment a greater surprise than
to Mr. Kassoi himself, lie took up the work
of his new position, however, with the deep
luterest and enthusiasm that has charac
terised all of his public service, and set
about learning the details of his official
duties, a difficult matter at that crucial
time when the internal affairs of the
country were in a chaotic state. The mast
pressiugduty thatconf routed him was that
of changing the postmasters, made the more
necessary by the number of disloyal men
holding office at the outbreak of the wir.
This business having been disposed of,
Mr Kasson turned his attention to the gen
eral improvement of the postal service- He
found much difficulty in mastering the
great variety of regulations and laws gov
erning the interior postal service, and un
dertook to simplify and render them uni
form, with the result of preparing a code
eliminating obsolete and harmonizing con
flicting lawH and regulations Having
prepared this code, and placed the interior
postal affairs, then characterized by 10
cent rates to the Pacific coast, and differ
ent newspaper rates to different parts of
the country on a simple basis, he turned
his attention to foreign postage, which was
quite as complicated aud troublesome, and
In some Instances more complicated aud
troublesome than was that of our Interior
postal service.
At that time we had different rates to
each teparate country. There were, too,
transit charges through Intermediate coun
tries to be paid, and the accounts, com
plicated in the extreme, kept with for
eign nations, resulted In a balance against
us When our money became depreciated
vye were compelled to pav thtsc balances
In gold, and It cost the Government some
where between $300,000 and 400,000
every year to meet the amounts due from
our department to foreign departments-
The embarrassment of the citizen in
sending a letter abroad was such, owing
to the different and connictlug rates, that
ho had invariably to go to the postofflco
with his letter in his hand to Inquire of
the postmaster what the rate was to its
destination This was an intolerable con
dition, and, after reflecting upon it, .Mr.
Kasson called Postmaster General '.Blair's
attention to the necessity of some reforms
in our foreign postal regulations, at the
same time submitting to him a plan tor an
international conference, as the most di
rect and only speedy means of arriving at
the reformof the system- Postmahter Gen
eral Elalr spent some time in looking into
this project, and finally authorized the
conference Mr Kasson immediately pre
pared a letter to be .sent by Mr Sewaid
to foreign countries, inviting them to par
ticipate in an international conference
In due time answers came from a ma
jority of them accepting the proposition
A second letter was sent out by Sir
Seward, naming the countries that had
accepted, and proposing that the con
ference should assemble In the following
Hay, 1 803, m Pans "To that the countries
adhered, and several additional countries,
from whom answers had nut been received,
subsequently adhered.
The conference met, according to the
arrangement, with fourteen governments
represented, as follows:
Great Britain, whose commlssion-'rs were
Mr Rowland Hill, son of the famous Sir
Eowland Hill, the author of the bill pro
viding foi pinn postage in the United
Kingdom; and Mr Ilea; Trincc, repre
sented by M Vandal, director goneral of
the Fiench post department, aud prci-idcnt
of the conference; M Maunn and M Dc
Fcnne; Prussia, by Herr Met7uer,onc of
the officials from the government postal
service. Italy, by M. Tagii! and SI Agos
tlnl; Belgium, by SI Fassleux and SI.
Thinilster, the Netherlands, hy Ilerr nof
stedo, who is remembered as a wise and
6olid man; Austria, by Herr Lowenthal;
Switzerland, by SI Kern and SI Jean
Renaud, the Hauseatac cities by Herr Ros
ing; Foitugal by Seuhor deAntas; Spam,
by Count de Taso; Dcnmaik, by SI. Levy
and M Sick, the Sandwich Islands, by
Sir John Bowerlng; Costa Rica, by SI. de
.Lucy, and the United States, by Sir Kas
son aud a Sir Alohle, whom Sir Kasson
took with him because of his knowlcdgo
of foreign languages and foreign methods.
The conference took up the proposition
of reform, submitted by the United States,
nud adopted some thirty odd lulcs govern
ing International postal relations, which
were recommended for incorporation In
nil subsequent postal treaties, as the basis
of that class of conventions icgulating In
ternational postal intercourse. Under the
new system international postal accounts
were to be abolished, and each country
to give foieign mails transit across Its
territory without charge, the mutuality
of the arrangement affoiding ample com
pensation. As a rule, every letter re
ceives an answer, and each country would
retain theprc-paymentupon the correspond
ence transmitted, thus financial .profit
would bo substantially equalized. Pre
vious to this congress different standards
of weights as well as of jrostage in dif
ferent countries had been in vogue. It
was desired to have uniform weights, and
the rule of 15 grammes, very nearly the
', equivalent of half an ounce, was adopted
as a unit, instead of the local units em
ployed in different countries, which was
a very important simplification, and pre
payment was to be required on all printed
matter. Many other regulations of detail
were adopted at the conference.
Astheauthorof theconferencsSIr.KaKs.on
took a leading part in all the deliberations,
and so won the regard, est cemand approba
tion of his colleagues that before the close
of the conference the Swiss commissioner,
speaking for the entire congress, said
"If tho deliberations of the conference
have led to results from which a favorable
jaflnenco upoL future postal trcatlesSnay
1 ,
be oxpectod, these results are largely due
to the liberal and conciliatory bpirit con
stantly shown during the -deliberations hy
the delegate of the government which took
thelnltlatlve.M
At the conclusion of the conference "Mr.
Kasson .proceeded to different capitals,
making treaties upon the new basis with six
or seven of tho "European governments in
order to put the rules of uniformity Into
practice at once.
"Upon Sir. Kasson's return to the United
States many changes took place in the
Postofflce Depaitment; he becoming a
member of tho Thirty-seventh Congress,
and Postmaster General Blair giving place
to Governor Dennlson, of Ohio, further
progress In this direction was, accordingly,
delayed, and it was not until 18C7, upon ills
retirement fioin Congress that Sir. Knsson
was again sent abroad to make further
postal treaties in the bame direction .
The Prussian, and Netherlands postolflu!
department took an active interest In these
reforms, and no man morethaa the late Dr.
Von Stcphan, of Bcilin. to whom Gernuny
owes Its present admirable system. I)r.
Ton Stcphan had had experience tn
simplifying the postal system of the diff cr
entkingdoms and principalities of Germany,
and appreciated the need of uniform nnd
International postal laws. It was owing
to him more than to any other postal
authority that a reassembling of the in
ternational .postal conference was secured
and the Ideas of the first conference gradu
ally perfected in the form of a postal
union, where, so to speak, one treaty was
prepared embracing the common prin
ciples to which all nations might huctes
slvcly adhere In the development of the
Ideas or unlfonnlty and simplicity Identical
treaties were to be made between succes
sive union postal conferences
In the four congresses that followed the
Paris conference thutot 1874, nt Berne: of
1B78, at Paris; of 1 885, at Lisbon, aud of
1801, at Vienna the system has been per
fected to Its present stage, where all na
tions accepting the modern principles of
civilization have adopted the one standard.
It is impossible for the contemporaries
of a great movement to Judge of it. Its
effect upon history can only be determined
by posterity, ljut it is not to be doubted
that no movement of the century has been
more useful in advancing the principles
of Christian Civilization and of promoting
universal peace than these postal reforms,
which .havo put the postal matters of the
world on tho simplest basis and made in
ternational correspondence as facile as
the exchanging of letters in the same
town was fifty years ago.
Sir, Kasson, who has served his Govern
ment In the lower house, in the posLofifco
department and as minister to Austria
and Germany, is still living in Washington
tn a spacious house in I street, oppo
site the mansion made historical by the
riclinghuysens and the Whitneys, who
lived In It during their official careers
at the Capital. He occupies himself with
literary pursuits, the character of which
can bo readily determined from Lis li
brary, which Is richly stocked with books
relating to the history of the United States,
especially during and since the war, and
from tho pictures of the statesmen that
hang on the walls.
Over his desk is a photograph of the mem
bers of tho first postal congress, a rare
souvenir, which he treasures, as perhaps
nothing In his whole official caiecr gives
Sir. Kasson so much satisfaction as his con
nection with the postal service of the coun
try, and his Instrumentality in instituting
international postal reforms. Hib private
affairs, however, prevented him from ac
cepting the presidency of the Tostal con
gress, now in session, -which position was
offered to him by the President.
Mr. Kasson's is a most engaging per
sonality. He is responsive and genial,
and has that old-fashioned courtliness of
manner so delightful, and so rarely met
in these end-of-thc-century days. His cub
tureisbioad.hislearningdeep.nndfewmen
have so comprehensive a knowledge of his
own times, In which he has played a con
spicuous part, or better understand their
place in history. Gout is his only enemy,
to rid himself of -which hoTvill visit the
baths of Gcstein, In the Austiian Tyrol,
this summer. CHARLOTTE SI CONGER.
OFF ON THEIR MISSION.
Messrs. Stevenson, Wolcott and
.Paine Sail for Europe.
New York, May 8. On the steamer La
Touralne, which sailed this morning for
Havre, were Messrs. Stevenson, "Wolcott
and Paine, the bimetallic commission ap
pointed by President SIcKinley in com
pliance with a resolution passed by Con
gress, Instructing the President to send a
commission abroad to confer with the
European governments and endeavor to se
cure their consent to come Into Interna
tional conference on the question of the
coinage of gold and silver.
Gen. Stevenson said that thecommission's
plans were not as yet in definite shape
The commission had, however, he said,
decided to visit Paris first and consult
with tho prominent government officials
there. Then hey would go to Berlin to
meet the representatives of the German
empire, after which England would be
visited. Consultation with other govern
ments depended upon the success met in
the three countries mentioned.
The commissioners have no positive pow
ers. Thoy will repoit from time to time
to the home Government, and their action
will be subject to constant advice and In
structions from "Washington. Gen. Ste
venson said that they had already reason
able assurances of Rupert in their niissiou
from men high In authority in the govern
ments of Great Britain, France and Ger
many. Commander Whiting's Denial.
SanrrancIsco,SIay8. Commander W H
Whiting, United States Navy, who is in
command of therortOrchard dock,arrived
from the North yesterday with his wire
and children. "When seen last night
Commander "Whiting denied the story re
cently published concerning the rumored
binklng ofthe dry dock under the weight of
the battleship Oregon.
Drowned In Hie G. & O. Cuu-.il.
nagerstown, Sid , May 8. Eugene How
ard, colored, aged about t went -five years,
was drowned at the lower loclc of Two
Locks, Washington county, early yester
day. Constable George Mullm summoned
a Jury of inquest- "Witnesses testified that
they liearh Howard fall Into the -water
while going from a canal-boat to the tow
path along a stone wall. Howard informed
several boatmen Tjeforo he was drowned
that he lived at Elllcott City, Md-
ALMOST MURDERED ME !
That's what we so often hear in our of
fice by ruptured people who have been in
the habit of wearing a truss on the plan of
the one above, with a heavy steel or iron
band. An Instrument of torture. "Why will
you continue to suffer when we can relieve
and cure you? Our Improved Elastic Truss
is the only one that can be worn -with
ease night and day, thereby effecting:
n radical and permanent cure. It has
no spring to press on the spine. Will hold
the rupture during the hardest exercise or
severest strain. Those Interested in the
subject, call or -write, and get a catalogue
free of charge, to the
ISIPROVJED JSL.ASTIC TRUSS CO.,
822 Broadway,
Dept. 11, JTVf Yorlc,
E
Shall We Not Reserve Space foe
Their Erection.
A SUGGESTION FROM THE WEST
Uncle Sain KJch in ZLundH Through
out the Country Owns Too Little
at HIh Capital Property Which
Sbould He Condemned and Addod
to tho 1'arlr System.
While temporarily here from the West I
have had occasion, In a business way, to
careiully study the essential .features of
the Capital City, and have become fasci
nated, not only -with its present manifold
attxartlons.butwitblts future possibililies.
I have naturally viewed everything irom
the Western standpoint, aud in this way
havj noticed, particularly, an astonishing
defect, which, for some 'unaccountable rea
son, has not long sincu been cured by
legislation. I refer to thelack of adequate
governmental reservations lor future pub
lic buildings.
In the States and Territories west of
the Mississippi Itlver Uncle .Sam owns
unimproved countiy lands to the extentof
594,000,000 acres, or 928,000 square
miles.
This is un area a& great as the com
bined areas of England, Scotland, Ireland,
Wales, Trance, Germany, Italy, Switzei
land and tho Netherlands.
In Montana alone he owns 71,000,000
acres, an aica more than double that of
New York State.
Tor elbow room be has, In the great
West, prairies and plains, mountains and
valleys.
For breathing spots he has great na
tional parks, such as the Yellowstone,
Yosemlte, Sequoia and otlieis, with an
area greater than the State of Con
necticut. But at his own official home the Federal
City ho owns no available corner, or
other lots, suitable for the proposed new
department buildings so greatly needed
today, to say -nothing of the many other
Governmental buildings that will be
needed during the coming century.
According to the official reports of the
department officers, tltcie are now needed
new and enlarged buildings for the In
terior Department, Patent Office, Postofflce
Department, Agricultural Department, Hall
ofltecords, National Sluseum, and forotlier
purposes This demand for more ofiice
loom at tho Capital City -will steadily in
crease as tho nation grows in population,
wealth, aud power.
It is an astonishing state of affairs a
lack of business foresight, on the part of
Uncle Sam, -which it Is difficult to explain,
except on the theory that h e Jiab been too
busy with other subjects to carefully con
sider the future needs of the Government
in this respect.
It is true hetnvus a small park area near
the center of the city around wlilch most
of the present department buildings nic
clustered But this area will always be
needed for park purposes, such as the
Executive grounds, Slonument grounds,
Botanic Gaidens, Smithsonian grounds, eta
With the exception of the enlargement of
the Sluseum on tho Smithsonian grounds,
it is doubtful If any more public buildings
will be allowed on tho reservations men
tioned. Hence the future buildings of the
Government must find room clsewhcro
Fortunately there is around this cen
tral park, commonly called the Stall,
available private .property, part unim
proved and the rest with but few build
ings of much value, which can be ac
quired by purchase or condemnation
Slost assuredly it Is the part of good
publio aud business policy, as well as
economy, to make such acquisition be
fore costly improvements ore made by
the present owners And tne acquisition
should bo large enough for the needs of
tlie Government during the coming cen
tury. By reference to the accompanying dia
gram, a clear idea may be obtained cf
tho Mall and its surroundings, and the
location of the principal publio buildings
Tho dark or double shading surround
ing the Mall represents the available
private property which can and should
be acquired without further delay for
the future use of the Government.
Tirst in order of importance is a com
paratively unimproved area of over 200
acres, extending from the State Depart-
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.PROPOSED NEW
ment and White Lot westward to the
Tiver, and northward from the new Po
tomac Park to F street. Ab a Bite fcr
public buildings it Is above the flood line,
and. like the south .front of the Executive
Mansion and Btate Department, It com
mands a beautiful view of the new park,
the Potomac River, Arlington, eto. With
the "exception of the new Corcoran Art
Gallery which, of course, would remain,
and the old observatory grounds which
already belong to the Government, all of
the rest can easily bo secured at com
paratively small expense by purchase or
condemnation.
Second, an area of over 100 acres south
of Pennsylvania avenue, and Extending
from the Treasury Department to thl
Capitol. Whilo not a good a building
site as the former tract, part of it could
ssa!iaiaHUjraicinnnrirnn? nnruv r?
PALIS ROYAL.
AF&
yc R M&
3 for 35c
35c
for three 18c. Spring
weight Vests saving ou
111 cents.
fc'
"Tf J 1 uNjxT
75c
as- Choice of all sizes in Ladies'
Glove-luting "Vests, Some- with high
neck and Ve front; home with low
neck and wing sleeves; some with
lace neck run with nllk rlbbona.
White, cream, pink and blue.
3 for 50c
rr r . for three Uoc Lisle Fln
T)LJO flh Klihelie.ii nibbed Vests
- w saving you 25 cents.
aa- These are "the A mei Kan-made
Lisle Vests, run with silk ribbons
at neck and arms. All the appear
ance of the more expensive Import
ed goodB.
$1
A
ND think,
J
ACKCT3,
be used for public buildings and the rest
for an enlargement of the Mall.
Third, south or the Mall, Letwecn It and
Maryland avenue, and extending from the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing to the
Capitol, are 100 acres more of property
not expenslvelj" improved, which would
make a most convenient Elte for second
i lass buildings, such as workshops for the
Museum, warehouses for the Department
of Agriculture, etc.
The three tracts, with a total of 400
acres, are none too much for the purposes
of the Government during its" second cen
tury. The objection which will bo raised in
Congress to a comprehensive improve
ment of this uature will doubtless be
the cry of economy and the condition of
tho Treasury.
These points are not well taken, lor
surely it is the part of economy to make
the acquisition now, while the lauds ure
comparatively cheap, and before their
value is enhanced by costly improve
ments byj.be present owners The pur
chase should not be considered as a part
of the annual appropriations of the Gov
ernment, but as a good real estate in-
fix eKjiwJ
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RESERVATIONS POR FUTURE PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
vestment. If that Is not a sufficient
answer to objections, then make tho ac
quisition on tho plan of the exchango
of property, viz: Sell enough of the Gov
ernment's 594,000,000 acres of publio
lands west of the Mississippi to pay fur
tho 400 acres absolutely needed at the
seat of Government
In conclusion I invite attention to the
fact that Paris, in -preparation for the
coming exposition In 1900, and to Recuro
available sites for future public build
lngs,lsnowpurcbasingorcondemninglnrge
areas of comparatively Inexpensive prop
erty around her centrally located parks.
It Is a precedent which the United States
would do well to follow, if. Washington,
as claimed, Is to be tbe Paris of America.
Surely jio Witetern State ,which is so.
PALAIS ROYAL.
At Wholesale Prices!
25c
thread hose in the new Richelieu
rib, as in the illustration to the right. Black,
russets, tans and grays in all sizes. And thus we
record the best bargain ever offered by the Palais
Royal.
WHOLESALE prices sTiall be quoted to all those purchas
ing tjuarter-dozen lots or more of Underwear and Hose,
and choice offered of wholesale quantities. A partial price list,
with descriptions, given below:
3 lor 75c
for three suits R pieces
Children s lee Cndci wear
saving mothers accents.
KB- These are superior quality
ribbed vests, with long aud short
sleeves, and pants in knee length.
Sizes 5 to 14 ears.
3 for SI
for thre-eSuItsLadies'SOc.
Combination "Underwear,
saving you DO cents
Sb'I'II lilV'l x
M
3 These are the ribbed vests and
pants made in one, the most com
fortable and healthful of garments.
TAILOR-IDE GARMENTS
Some worth S20,
$9
THE Costumes include those like the
illustration, and those with Bolero,
silk-lined Choice of covert cloths
aud cheviots, in black, brown, tan,
aud navy, A lew with piald skirt and plain
color jacket.
only 59 for lustrous Bilk
tKirbs, ot macic nrocnuxi satins
and silks the material alone worth
more than the price asked.
too A .few among them
SI MJ.B.,""C B"and
"W B." Corsets are to
beCOcanduOc Ventllit
ing Gorsctsaieto be 29c
a pair, for one day to
juorrow to create a furore.
aie .Lmtion made Tans, black,
blue, and gray the colors, best of
silk, the linimr Note the velvet
collar and lapped seams all typically .Cng
llsh 5i tor such garments Is less than ths
London price.
bountt fully blessed with large areas of
land can reasonably object to the general
Government having enough room at the
capital city for governmental purpoaes.
TRANS-MISBIBSIBPIAN.
A SPECCXATOK IX TROUBLE.
Charged With Pnlming Off vrortli
le.s Securities.
Now York, .May S. Charles J. Howard,
a speculator, was held In the Center-street
police court today by Magistrate Brann, in
$10,000 ball, to answer to a charge of
grand larceny.
Boward-was arrePtedia the "Fifth Avenue
Botel last night on a warrant lie Is ac
cused by ChaTles J. Bartman, a wealthy
landowner, of Baltimore, of swindling
him out of a deed to his stock farm, in
Baltimore county. The farm is valued at
$100,000, and Bartman says that he got
worthless mining securities In exchange
for it.
The "War on Toll-Gntes.
Carlisle, Ky., lay 8 Raiders last night
demolished two toll-gates in this county,
tore down the keepers' houses and would
havo hanged the keepers If they could
have been found. Tlie raiders addressed
notes to each member of tbe sitting grand
Jury telling -them that if .further inves
tigation was made each Juryman would
be assassinated. Members of the Jury
are res'gnlng.
raagh Wilson Ueatty's Will.
The will of tbe late Bugh Wilson Beatty
was .filed for probate yesterday. It was
made in this city November 30,1889, and
ln.it lie bequeaths all bis real and personal
property to his widow, Etta Beatty, to bo
used by her and for the benefit of lier
children. Sheis named as executrix, and is
exempt from bonds; is also appointed
guardian of :the minor, children.
PALAIS -ROYAL.
PAIR for Ladies' Onyx Hose the im
proved yarndyed silkfinished lisle
6 for 75c
rrcr Tor six pairs 18c Quality
OC Hose saving jou 33
" cents
ZS- Choice of Ladles' Lightweight
Muck Hose, in Mzca 8 to 10, and
Children s 1-ine liibbed Double-knee
hose in sizes 0 to 8 1-2.
5 for $1
$1
for five pairs Ladles
2Jest-Gc Hose saving you
20 cents.
irs- Unquestionably the best possi
ble -5c Hose. .Note the Mik-llke fin
ish, the double soles, the vcryiiigh
spliced heels, the length, the elas
ticity of the tops. Plain and ribbed,
incizes 8 to 10.
BEWITCH! WRAPPERS,
Sfi.GO Garments,
59c
BEWITCHING Is the proper word,
though the illustration may belle
the truth The color effects are in
pinks, blues, reds, greens, hello
trope, aud black, combined with white,
forming stripes of various designs.
THC material used Is superior and very
sheer lawn. The body Is Ught
lined, the skirt extra wide, and
with deep liein. The finish Is bet
ter than in the garments usually sold at SI.
THE sizes range from 34 to 48
bust measure The sale to com
mence promptly with the opening
of the btore tomorrow. .Not more
than one wrapper to each purchaser.
WENT THROUGH. A BRIDGE.
A Serious Accident ou tbe Santa Po
Railroad lu Colorado.
Pueblo, Col., May 8 Passenger train
No 4 on the Santa Fe Railway from tbe
East, due here at 7 o'clock this morn
ing, -went through the bridge over the
.Arkansas River at Lamar, 115 miles east
or here, at 3 o'clock this morning -
The engine, mall car, baggage car,
smoker, and chair car all went into the
river, two sleepers only remaining on the
track
Engineer John Madlgan bad one rib
broken. Jib stuck to his post. Two tramps,
names unknown, "were stealing a ride on
the jntyrt One had an arm and the other
a leg broken.
COlTNCTL OF JEWISH WOMEN.
Election of Officers of the "Wash
ington Section.
Following in the wake of the World's
Columbian Exposition, whose Congress of
Religions struck the keynote of advanced
thought and liberal religious views, came
the establishment of the Council of Jew
ish Women. There are sixty-four sections
in the United States, from Boston to Sacra
mento; one in .Montreal, Canada; he.nie
the word national was dropped at the late
convention in New York in time there
will be sections formed In Europe The
annual election took place on Monday
evening, and that of the Washington sec
tion resulted as follows: President, Mrs B.
Oppenhcuner; vice president, Mrs J. Sond
helmer; treasurer, Mrs. I. Newman; secre
tary, Miss Hetty Abraham; directors, Mrs
L Stern, Mrs. T Haas. Mrs. AmonBehrend,
Mrs C. Goldsmith, Mrs J. Shlffman, Mrs.
B Hartz, Mrs I Grosner, Mrs M. Luchs
and Mrs A. Sanders.
The aims of the council are the same in
eachclty the study of religion and philan
thropy being the principal objects The
Council of Jewish Women will hold a ses
sion at the end of October, during the
Nashville Exposition. A meeting of the
department of Jevvlshstudlesof the Chau
tauqua w.ll occur during the last week
of July at Atlantic City
The Council or Jewish Women will hold
a board meeting at that time and plate
The general officers are. Mrs Henry Solo
mon, Chicago, 111 , president; Mrs Julius
Beer, New Xork, N T., first vice presi
dent; Mrs L. J Wolf, Chicago, 111., treas
urer; MlssGertrudeBerg.Phlladclphia, Pa.,
recording secretary; Miss Sadie American,
Chicago, 111., secretary.
Called ou llrs. McEiulpy.
Logan Union, No 2, W. V R U . auxiliary
to thu Union Veterans Union, was granted
a private interview with Mrs McKinlev
Friday afternoon last. The secretary of
the union. Miss Jessie McGowan, standing
on the right of Mrs. McKlnley, introduced
the members individual! y as they came for
ward to pay their respects, arter which
Miss McGowan, in the name of the organ
ization, thanked .Mrs McKinley for the re
ception. The following ladles were pre
sented: Mrs. A. H. Beck, Mrs Samuel U.
Baxter, Mrs. S. S. Poynton, Mrs. E. J.
Yingllng, Mrs. Georglanna Evans, Mrs. C.
A. ICibbey, .Mrs. M. Buck, Mrs. M. Myers,
Mrs. J. Ii. McConnell, Mrs- ICate Hamil
ton, Mrs B. Winters, Mrs J. F. Ferry, Mrs.
Hazard Wheeler, Mrs. F. Avis, Mrs. N.
Atkinson, Airs. L. Seward, Mrs. Flo -Ida
Bogla, Miss M. F. McGowan, Miss A ring
ling, Miss Q. Holman and Mis3 Louisa
Seward and many others. The delegation
numbered about tliirty-ftve.
Adding Tnsult to Injnry.
A sea captain and a lawyer lived next
door to each other. One very windy
night the lawjer was reading a book
In his study when a terrific crash up
stairs startled ilra. Upon investigation
be found that a chimney bad hurled itself
through his roof, doing considerable dam-
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