THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1894.
A WEEK IN LABOR CIRCLES
The Federation Is Malting Prepara
tions For John Burns.
HE WILL VISIT WASHINGTON
Sow That President Cleveland Has His
Eorses Shod by Union Labor, There Is No
Prospect That His Name Will Bo Pat on
the Unfair List by the Federation.
MEETINGS FOR THIS "WEES.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10,
L. A. 1014, K. of L., Plasterers Plasterers'
L. A. 1WS, E. of L.,Carpenters Typographical
Oarriaco Makers' Assembly Bunch's Hall, 816
Hlghtli streot northwest.
L. XL 109, Brothorhood of Carpenters and
Joiners-K. of P. Hall, 426 Twelfth streot north
west TOHSDAT, DBCEMBER 11
Building Trades' Council TypBgraphlcal
Saffrage meeting Federation Hall, Ponr-and-a-lialX
street and Pennsylvania avenue.
WEDNESDAY, DBCEMBBK 12.
L. TJ. 2se 1, Carpenters and Joiners Typo
Eloctrlcal Workers, No. S6-EIectrical Work
ers' Hall, 419 Tenth street nortnwest.
L. A., 2981, K. of L.,Tin and Sheet Iron Work
THDBSDAY. DDCEMBEn 13.
District ' Assembly No. 08, Knights ef Labor
Plumbers' Association Elks' Hall, Ninth
Btreot and Pennsylvania av enue.
Stenosaasons' Union McMonamln's Hall,Penn
Fresco Painters' Union Hall. 128) Seventh
FHID4T, DECEMBER 14.
L. A. No. 4396, E, of L., Eccentric Engineers,
Bunch's Hall, 81G Eighth street
Bricklayers' Union Election of delegates to
international oonvontion Bricklayers' Hall, Sev
onth and L streets.
L. A. No 179S, K. of L., Journeymen House
Painters Harris' Hall, Seventh and D streets.
Stonecutters' Association Bed Hen s Hall, C
Carpenters' Council Typographical Temple.
Bakers aad Confectioners' Union, No IIS
Hall, Seventh street north fl est
Local Journeymen Tailors' Union, No. 1SS
CosteUe's Hall, Sixth and G streets.
SATDBDAT, DBCEMBEK IB
Ciganaakers' Union, Na 1W Hail, TST Seventh
Tedcration of Labor.
The last regular meeting of the Federation
was attended by representatives from twenty
eight looal organizations. President Spohn
presided, and all officers reported present
The first business of the evening was the
report of the contract committee on the Port
aer flats, which was to the effect that the com
HMttee found the majority of the men at work
there union men. The committee had inter
viewed the foreman of the work, who had
btated that his instructions were that only
union labor was to be employed, which in
fractions would be strictly carried out.
The committee had also waited on Mr.
William Hahn, the shoe merchant on Seventh
street, relative to the tinning on his new
store. Mr. Hahn informed the committee
that he was and always had been in favor of
organised labor, and had always given his
work to union men. If any non-union men
wore at work on his new store it was posi
tively against his orders, and also against the
stipulations in the contract. The committee
were assured that the matter would be im
mediately investigated, which the committee
stated had been done, and the job made all
President Spohn then announced that the
following delegates would constitute the com
mittee on contracts for the month of Decem
ber. S. A. Clements, J. A. Deggs. George O.
Cook, James Lanahan, and John J. Dasen
brook. The spoeial committee on Weitzell,
the horseshoer, reported that the efforts to
effect a satisfactory adjustment of this case
having proved a failure, they were com
pelled to recommend that the request of the
horseshoers. "that Mr. Weitzoll be placed on
the unfair list," be complied with, which
recommendation was concurred in by the
The committee on violations of the national
eight-hour law reported that they had made
a thorough inestigation as to the number of
hours the contractor of street sweeping was
working his emplojes. The committee had
found the men very reluctant in furnishing
information after learning for what purpose
the committee desired it The committee
stated that some of the men whose names
they had secured, and who had furnished
them with valuable information, after learn
ing the object of the committee, begged them
not to divulge their names or call on them as
witnesses, as they would lose their jobs and
be deprived of the pitiable sums they received
for their services. The committee further re
ported that no attention was paid to the law
whatever by tho contractor, which open vio
lation caused them to inquire further into
the case, as it is thought that tho street
sweeping contract must have been eiven out
previous to the enactment of the law. The
District records will be examined before final
report is made.
A letter was read from Mr. A. Horman, tho
clothier, requesting information es to why
his name appeared on the unfair list. The
letter was referred to the carpenters' and
and painters' organizations.
Letter from the Eccentric Engineers re
questing that a committee be appointed to
wait on Mr. Beriah WHkins, of the Washing
ton Post, for tho purpose of ascertaining whv
the promise given to the engineers, "that a
union man would be employed as assistant
engineer in the Post building," had not been
oomplied with was received and committee
Along communication from a would-bo
benefactor to working people, statins that
tho writer was in possession of a preparation
which he desired the members of the organi
sations to share, the benefits of which would
be the means of saving thousands of dollars.
If the proposition was accepted by the Feder
ation the writer agreed to bind himself to
employ only union men and women and that
their hours of labor would be "sis." per day.
The communication was referred to a com
mittee for investigation.
Bequest was receiv ed that the names of the
officers of the Federation be furnished to the
Civic Center Association. The request was,
on motion, granted, and the secretary in
structed to forward the names to that organ
ization. Delegates from the plasterers and carpen
ters inquired as to tho status of tho labor on
the new building of the Stumph Bros. The
delegates stated that they understood when
this work was commenced that it was to be
done by union men, but from present appear
ances union colors seem to be fljing at half
mast The matter was referred to the con
tract committee, who promised to investigate
during the week.
The carpenters requested that Nicolai, the
oil man, be placed on the unfair list, which
request was unanimously cranted.
The delegates from tho Musical Assembly
stated that a report had been circulated that
tho erchestra at Keroan s was to connect
thomsch es with organized labor of this city,
in accordance with some alleged agreement
said to have been made with some outside
organization. The delegates desired it to bo
known that just thewreverse was the fact.
Instead of becoming members of the existing
union, members of the orchestra had, during
the past week, been endeavoring to disrupt
Musical Assembly by waiting on the leaders
of bands and offering them inducements to
withdraw from the assembly.
From a report made some timo ngo there I
geemed to be a disposition, to put President j
Cleveland on tho unfnlr list by organircd
labor of this cltj forbaing his horboshoelug
done at a non-union shop, as reported at the
lost meeting. From tho report made Tuesday
night "Grover" is all r:ght and is baing his
horses shod at a union shop.
The secretary was instructed to correspond
with tho Hon John Burns and ascertain the
date of his proposed visit to Washington, so
that organized labor of this city would be
prepared to give him a fitting roceptlon.
Under business the action of Columbia Ty
pographical Union in declaring tho boycott
lifted of Kernnn's Theater was discussed.
The dolagates were of the opinion that tho
voto of thirtv-six men at an adjourned meet
ing could not bo taken as the sentiment of
Columbia Union, which claimed a member
ship of l,G00. While tho action of the print
ers did not affect the status of tho caso with
organized labor, still tho general public hnd
beou misled in the matter, and in justice to
labors chuso, it was tho opinion of tho dele
gates that the statements appearing in tho
papers should bo denied.
Tho uso of the Federation hall hnving been
tondored to ho Suffrage Association for their
mooting next Tuesday night, tho meeting ad
journed oer to December 17.
Last Thursday evening brought out a full
delegation of delegates and ex-delegntes to
the meeting of the District Assembly. Tho
loadstone that attracted such a large attend
ance was tho fact that tho district master
workman whs to mnko his report of tho pro
ceedings of tho General Assomblv. Tho
worthy foreman. Michael Cuff, presided oor
Brother Simmons was promptly ou hand
and read his report, giving oral explanations
as he proceeded. The report gave n full
account of nil the proceedings of the General
Ast-oinbiy from the day it convened to the
day of Its close. Many chnugos to tho con
stitution and ritual were approved by tho
General Assembly, which, under tho refer
endum, will have to bo submitted to tho order
at large for rntilication.
Every ono of the old ofllcors wore honored
by being ro elected. Washington city was
selected for the General Assembly meeting
next jear. The emj)hntic and earnest denun
ciation of the action of thogoornment on
the bond issue was a prominent feature of tho
reiHirt. Itu-oiution3 had been adopted de
claring that the issuing of bonds was a loln
tion of existing laws, and that tho illegality
of the bonds was well known to tho purchas
ers, "therefore tho Knights of Labor appealed
to all liberty-loving ptoplo to unite with
them in bringing about repudiation "
There are many matters conuocted with tho
roport that would not directlybo of interest
to the public, but which nro of vital import
ance to the members of tho order, and will
be laid before them at their regular meeting.
The report also showed that thero had been
n considerable increaso m tho number of
local assemblies during the past year. Tho
report, though very length, coloring so
many details as it did, was well recened and
listened to very attentive'.
Under call of assemblies tho musicans re
ported that tho attempt to form a new musical
union in this city had proved a failure Tho
kind of material that'the proposed new union
was to be composed of were su-ponded or ex
pelled members of the Musical Aseinbly and
tho orchestra of Kernnn's Theater and this
w to be the union that was to settle tho dif
ferences between organized lnbor and Mr.
Kernau, with the Typographical Union as a
go-between The delegates further reported
that the leader of the Marine Band was in full
sympathy and accord with the assembly and
the members of tho baud were all in good
standing. The members of the other military
bands are not mombors of tho assembly nor
can they become member. When taking out
side engagements the Marine Band receh e
the highest rate of wages paid for tneir serv
ices. The other militarv bands take consid
erably lo-s and bavene fixed schedule, there
fore they would not make desirable members.
The Bnkern' Drhers delegates reported
that their assembl was progressing -very
uicelj , new members wero being initiated at
ever meeting Some little trouble had arisen
with one firm of bakers, which had been re
ferred to the executive committee of the Dis
trict Assembl for settlement, but they were
satisfied that they would soon bo knocking
for admission, as others had done before
The committee on tho celebration of tho
tweuty-flfth anniversary of the Knights of
Labor reported that tho celebration hnd been
(a pronounced success in ever particular.
xne committee recommended that a vote of
thanks bo tendered to Dr. Alexander Kent for
his able address on tho preamble of the order.
Several delegates exprossed tneir apprecia
tion of Dr. Kent's declaration ''that tho ore
amble of the Knights of Labor contained
more of tho elements of true Christianity
than a majoritv of tho creeds of tho so-called
Christian churches." The recommendation
was unanimously adopted.
Proposition was then made to hav e the ser
mon of Dr. Kent published In pamphlet form
for free distribution. The proposition met
with the warmest approval of the delegates,
and a committee was appointed to take step3
toward this being done. Vote of thanks was
then tendered to Miss Annabel Walport, by
unanimous vote, for her able recitation on
the evening of the anniversary, Master
Workman Simmons beim: delegated to pre
sent the resolutions to Miss Walport.
The members of the Musical Assembly who
rendered such beautiful music on theocca
sion wero also remembered by -vote of
thanks. It was nlso suggested that the ad
dress by Brother Paul T. Bowen "On tho
achievements of the Knights of Labor." as
delivered by him at the Tj pogrnphieal Tem
ple, be also published with Dr. Kent's ser
mon. The suggestion was adopted and
turned over to tho committee for action.
On motion the secretary was Instructed to
communicate with the Hon. John Burns, ex
tending an invitation to him to visit Washing
ton before leaving this country. Tho senti
ment of the delegates was that in the eent of
tho bonornblo gentleman visiting this city,
tho District Assombly eo-operato with tho
Federation of Labor in giving him a suitable
The recent action of Columbia Typographi
cal Union was then taken up. Several dele
gates spoke on the affair and tho expression
of disapproval was unanimous. Several
propositions wero made, but it was decided
not to take anj action until Columbia Tj po
graphical Union had been heard from. Ac
tion was then deferred for ono week. In the
meantime the press committee was instructed
to publish a denial of tho settlement of tho
dlflereneos between Mr. Kernan and tho Dis
trict As-embly. The committee was further
instructed that in caso tho newspapers decliuo
to publish the statement, tho committee have
It placed in the ndcrtisement columns of
such newspapers as they deemed best.
Under good of tho order proposition was
made to have a series of meetings for the
purpose of explaining and discussing tho
principles contained in tho preamble of tho
order. Owing to tho lateness of tho hour,
action on this and other matters wero laid
over for next meetings. It is reported that
an organisation of laundry eninloves is to bo
formed in this city under the auspices of tho
Knights of Labor. But tho district organizer,
in reply to a question, stated that no Chinese
could get into any organization that ho had
anjthingtodo with, except it was for the
purpose of organizing to drive them into tho
sea. Tho now organization will, if formed,
consist of American citizens or residents of
AHOXG TnE LOCATES.
Tho Carriage-Makers' Assembly has se
cured Bunch's Hall. 31C Eighth street north
west, for the second and fourth Monday even
ings in each month for their meetings. The
flrst metting will bo held to-morrow evening
nt 7:30 o'clock.
The Horseshoers have also decided to
change their quarters, and in future will
meet at tho hall 737 Seventh street north
west. Their meetings will be hold on the
flrst and third Wednesdays of eaoh month.
Tho coming meeting of tho Bricklayers'
Union next Tridny evening promises to be a
very interesting one. The election of dole
gates to their international convention com
mences on tho morning of next Friday and
will continue through tho day. As this is a
new departure for the bncklayors in electing
delegates tho result will bo" watched with
much interest The delegates receiving tho
three highest numbers of votes will bo
elected. The election will be under tho
Australian ballot system.
Owing to the increased membership of tho
Electric Workers' Union a larger half had to
bo secured for the meetings. Tho union now
nioets in the hall, No. 419 Tenth street north
west, every Wednesday ovening.
The eutertainrncnt given for tho benefit of
the mother of ono of tho members, Thomas
Connors, who recently lost his Iifo whllo at
tending to his work as n lineman, was a de- j
eided success. Tho nuiouut realized camo in
at an opportune timo, as tho ngont ol the
house that she routed was about to put her
on tho streets for uon-pnjment of rent. Tho
union stopped in, paid tho arrearages, fur
nished her with wood, coal, and groceries,
and gao hor tho assurauco that it would
Thoaudionco was so well pleased with
tho entortainment that a repetition was re
quested. Tho union promises to satisfy this
demand about February 15, tho proceeds to
bo dootcd to tho relief fund.
At tho last meeting the announcement was
mado that tho union llrm of Bnlsier L Scho
flold hnd secured tho contract for lighting
with incandescent lights the "shoo" in tho
window of tho Crokor Shoo Company.
Thollrra of Cornw ell Bros is now a strict
union shop. Announcement was mado that
tho prospects wero very britrht for taking tho
firm of Jord.m &, McLcod off tho unfair list,
as tho men in thoir employ hno considered
the fact that it would bo to tho Interest of
their employers to join tho union.
In ndditlon to other business transacted at
tho meeting, two more additional lights woro
added to tho grand circuit by initiation, and
four more applications woro received.
DID METHUSELAH DROWN?
A Thcorj ns to Why Accounts Arc So Si
lent About tho Oldest Man.
Whllo studjlng tho oarllor chapters in tho
book of Genesis tho other oening, and moro
particularly thoso chnptors which treat of the
generations of Adam. I wa9 led to investigate
tho life of Methusolah, whoso DG9 year havo
out-spauued any other recorded human life,
nndmuehtomy surprise I found thnt all
that wo knew of this long life Is found in five
verses. Genesis v., 21. 22, 25, 26, and 27, snjs
a wiiter in tho Now 1'ork Obsener.
In tho course of m lmcstigntiou, howoor,
I chanced upon somo curious figures w hich
Geemed to mo to shod light upon the canso of
his death and to indicate that Methusaleh was
drowned in tho flood.
It appears from tho twenty-fifth verse of
tho 111th chapter that Methuselah wns tho
father of Lameob, and that after tho birth of
y L iraech ho lh od 782 j oars. Lantech w as tho
father or Noah, nnd was one Hundred and
eighty-two jears old at tho birth of tho latter
Hence Methuselah lived just 600 years afte'
tho birth of Noah.
In the sixth erse of tho socnth chapter yo
read: "Xoah was 600 -ears old when the Hood
of waters was upon the inrth " Thoroforo
wo aro justii'od in surmising that tno anciont
patriarch Methuselah was amonK those who
were swept from tho earth by tho great del
uge, and more p irticularlj so w hen wo read
a little further on thnt it was in tho second
mouth of tho COOth oir thnt tho flood oc
curred, for Methuselah rausthae died within
those two mouths, and it is, therefore, almost
a pertamty that ho perished in the "flood of
waters," together with tho rest of tho people
of tho earth.
Not onlv do theso calculations l oint to tho
probablo cause of the death of Methuselah,
but the also furnish an explanation for tho
silenco of tho sured nnrrnthe regarding hi3
life, for the erscs immediately succeeding
thoso nlready quoted aro totheeffectth.it tho
people of tho earth wore destrojed because of
their corruption, nnd we are thusdmento
the conclusion that tho gray hairs of Me
thuselah had not grown gmj in tho way of
righteousness, and that, therefore, thcro was
nothincgood to be written concerning hfm
such as was wntteu ot his godly fnthor.
Enoch, or his righteous descendant, Noah.
VAYS OF MAKING MONEY.
IX tent to Which Human Ingenuity Has
Gone m Turning Dross Into Gold.
Where aro wo to look for new outlets. In
ventors and dlscoorers are the saviors of
society, sajs tho London Public Opinion.
Tho photographic art is modern enough to
bo a useful caso in point Photographers in
creased 41 percent, from 1871 to 1831 and 59
per cent, m tho following decado. New in
dustries give rise to new wastes and it was
not long before it was disco erod that the
precious metal used in the do eloping solu
tions could be rccoored or tint tho yolk of
eggs, whoso white was emplojed in prodd
ing albumenized paper, need not bo thrown
away as useless, but would realize handsome
prices from pastrj cooks.
The history of wnsto products, Indeed, J3
extremely instructs e and very pertinont to
this article. Lord Palmorson declared that
"dung was only gold in tho wrong place."
In some cases by-products hae become the
main products. Gas tar, truly an unpromis
ing rn.iteri.il, nowj lolds numberless products,
as a science primer shows.
Trom ei en more unlikely sources scents
nre obtained. As Lord FJnvfnir once said:
"Man a fair forehead is damped with tho i
huilo ile millo-flcurs without knowing Jthnt ,
us essential ingredient is derned from tho
drainage of a cow-houso." To tho French
belongs the greatest credit in discoiering new
means of making money. The Pnrisian
chiffonier is much sharper than his London
brother, who does a queer trado in cigar
ends nnd old hats, boots, etc., which nro
faked to look as good as new.
It was n Parisian who first utilized old sar
dine tins, long resnrded as worthless. Ho
extracted the solder and utilized the tin in
tho manufacture of tojsnnd for beating into
furniture. Another Pnrisian. an old soldier,
collected old crusts nnd made them into
bread-crumbs for cooks, nnd in time started
a placo of business w hence wero supplied
croutes au pot, so dear to connoisseurs in
New Uses for Turf
Paper is being manufactured from straw,
wood, cornstalks and innumerable other
articles. Now M. Beaumont, a Frenchman,
comes forward and proposes to emply turf in
the manufacture of fabrics, and that, too,
without previous spinning.
Among the methods said to bo practical for
this purpose, ono consists in making turf ob
tained nnd prepared by any com enient pro
cess and of a state of fiber suitable for work
ing and twisting it, either by roving or roll
ing, so as to give It tho appearance of a
conrso cord and this rovo is afterward wocn
so as to form a fabric of it adapted for use as
carpeting, jacketing for steam pipes nnd boil
ers, p aeking-cloth, otc.
Another method consists in forming with
tho fibers of turf a sort of wadding of any
thickness whatever adapted to tho kind of
fabric to bo produced and then quilting it so
ns to form squares or any kind of designs or
figures or oen without symmetry or regular
ity; this quilting flrmlj unites tho constituent
fibers of tho wadding, converting tho latter
into a true clotn, which is both thick nnd
flexible and adapted foe uso in tho manufac
ture of covers of all kinds, wrappers, etc.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
A Gool Stopping Place for Him
Dr. Barrow and tho profligato Lord
Eochester meeting one day at court while
Barrow was King's chaplain in ordinary,
Bochester, thinking to banter him, accosted
him with a flppant air and a low. formnl
bow, sa ing. "Doctor. I am yours to mv shoe
tic." Barrow returned tho salute with "My
lord. I am yours to tho ground." Rochester,
improving on this, quickly returned it with
"Doctor, I am jours to the center, which
wns smartly followed up by Barrow with
"My lord. I am yours to the antipodes."
Upon which Rochester, piqued at being
foiled by one ho called a "musty olq piece of
divinity," exclaimed: "Doctor, I am yours to
tho lowest pit of hell," upon which Barrow
turning upon his heel, drvly replied: "Thoro'
my lord, I leave jou." San Francisco Argo
naut 4 -
HOW III. MADE IT.
Fooled with Bcionce
Night and day;
Frittered hnlf his.
Llfo aw ay.
Could hilf mnko
Bread to eat.
Wrote flno essayi
Polished well; ,
Not a slnglo
Book w ould solL
Seized him thon;
Struck an idea
Seized his pen.
Wrote a song called
Now he is n.
AI0N6 SECRET SOCIETIES
Matters of Interest to Brethren Who
Meet on the Quiet.
DOINGS OF DISTRICT MASONS
Tho Golden Cross Commandories Still Being
Visited by Grand Officers Tho Odd Fel
lows and What tlo Various lodges Are
Doing Other Interesting Gossip.
When It was announced in Tnu Times that
tho ritual of tho Mvstio Shrine, lately adopted
by tho Imperial Council of tho United States,
was chiefly tho work of Past Potontnto
Georgo H. Walkor, of this city, it was ox
pected that tho ceremonial would bo stamped
with tho results of his research in Orientalism
nnd mnrkoil with his scholarly attainments
in tho history nnd customs of tho East. Its
recent exemplification has fully sustained
this expected result. Tho future ritual of
tho Shnno of North America is ono of tho
most impressive ceremonials In tho hlstorv of
secret organizations, while tho beautiful ver
biage demonstrates tho literary ability of
Tho visitation to Mount Vernon Chapter,
No. 3, was mado on Mondny evening last in
which was beautifully decoiatcd for tho occa
sion by Companion J. II. Small. Past High
Priest Edwin B. Hnj made the address ot tho
ovening.his subject being "Expression." illus
trated in hi3 own inimitable manner. At the
close of his remarks ho was presented with a
bound volume of tho "Knickerbockers" by
Companion W. S. Parks, past high priest,
whilst Past High Tries John H. Olcott pre
sented a nnndoomo copy of Irving s "Alham
bra" to tho great hight priest, Georgo H.
Tnkoma Lodge is now established undor
dispensation, und starts out most brilliantly
ana with tho well wishes of the fraternity.
Tho communications of the lodge will bo
held on tho second and fourth faundavs of
tho month. The officers are as follows: Rob
ert W. Best, W. M., Theodore Troobus, jr., S.
W., W. 1. Piatt, J. W., O. D. hummv. secre
tary, C. M. Heaton, treasurer. 1 ho lodgo
has a membership of about twenty-ilvo nt
this timo and many bright hopes for tho fu
ture. Grand Master Morrill on Monday last ap
pointed AVorshipful Brother Y illinm A Gat
ley assistant grand seeret.'ry, m conformity
with recent legisl ition by the grand lodire
creating that office. '1 1 o appoint irent meets
with the heart; indorsement o thofr itormty,
as Brother Gatlov s ability is of a high order,
and personulh ho is very popular. Ho is a
i ast master of Benjamin B French Lodge,
No 15. of which ho has been a member for
twentj, -seven jears. Ho is also the secretary
of his lodge, having filled that ofllco for
about eight v ears
Di Melny Commundery, No. 4. will confer
tho order of tho Red Cross on Tuosda) even
ing. Tho election will bo held on Tue-duy,
December 27. as tho regular conclave falls on.
Christmas Day, and has been dispensed
The elections during tho week resulted as
Monday ovening Benjamin B. Trench
Lodge, No. 15, S. A. Ilolliugihead. W. M., J.
C. Johnson, S. W., H. A. 2rerrblev, J. W.,
W. P. H. Ciews Cre-elected seeretnrj . W. K.
Mindenhall (re-elected, treasurer; Georgo
Tauberschmiat, S. D.;W.J. Wallace, J. D.,
Allan Rutherford, trustee, W. L. Price, dele
gate to M. B It ; W. R. Bushby and Philip
Ritor. delegates to St. J. M. Association.
Benjamin B Trench Lodge, No. 15 John
W. Whitaker, W. M., Jojoph A. Oliver, S. W.;
Henry M. Schooley, J. W.; William A. Gat
lej, secretary (re-elected), Gabriel F. Johns
ton, treasurer, William B. Morgan, repre
sentative to St. John's Mite Association;
Lucius E. Gndley, proxj.
Tuesday ovening, National Lodgo. No. 12
Charles W. Otis, Y. M.; J. Albert Godier, S.
W.,J. B. Hicklin, J. W.; T. William Bud
dcoke, S. D., Rufus A, Stutts, J. D., Stephen
F. Gill, jr., & S.; Frederick W. Duncan. J. S.;
Stephen F. Gill, secrotarv ; G. Taylor Wade,
King David Lodge, No. 23 W. H. Stailey,
W. M.; J. L. Sherwood. S. W.; H. M. Wood
ward, J. W. , H. J. Penrod, seeretnrj ; John B.
Lord, treasurer, T. Y. Camrick, delegate to
M. B. 11., J. B. Lord and J. H. Penrod,
La Fayette Chnptor,No. 5 W. S. Campboll,
II. P., F. P. Russell. K.; J. H. Smnll, jr.. S.;
A. T. Tox, treasurer (seventh term); W. A.
Craig, secretary (eleventh term); T. L Camp
bell, trustee, C. F. King, O. of H.. F. W. Beh
rens, P. S., W. T. Jefferis, R. A. C ; T. U.
Mitchell, F. O. McKnew, and W. W. Woods,
M.'s of V.'s.
Washington Naval Chapter. No. C Georgo
Thorn. E. H. P., D S. Walton, K., A. Glide,
S.; John Schultz. secretary, Adam Gaddis,
treasurer. The other offices will bo filled by
Wednesday ovening. Columbia Lodge. No.
3 Bunynn Olive. W. M (re-elected); Robert
G. Tinker, S. W. (re-elected), Samuol II.
Moore, J. W., Georgo S. King, treasurer (re
elected), v. S Maegill. secrotarv (re-elected),
J. M. Yalo, trustoe, Wilmor W." Wetzel, cor
porator and delegate to St. John's Mito Asso
ciation. Washington Centennial Lodgo, No. 14
Harrj F. Riley, SV. M.; Frauklm W. Hnrper,
S. W., Clifford K. Berrvman, J. W.; Emmett
C. Elmore, secretary (fifteenth term), H. N.
Keeno. treasurer (fourth term); A. T. Long
lev, corporator, U. E. Riloy, trustee for three
jears; O. H. Smith, and Robert Counell, dele
gates to board of relief; E. C. Elmore, secre
tary to St. John's Mite Association, and J. H.
Davis, E Phillips, and Alox Scott, proxies.
Osiris Lodge, No. 26 J. C. Taylor, W. M.;
H. P. Gorald, S W.; C. S. Hjor, J. W.; T. E.
Taskcr, secretary; William G. Burns, treas
urer, W. L. Bogden, S. D.; Henr Hoffa, J.
D.; T. A. Hainson, S. S., and C. H. Buckler.
At its stated communication, hold last
evening. Lafajetto Lodgo. No. 19, T. A. A.
M., elected the following officers for the en
suing Masonic j car. A. Burt Coolidgo, W.
M.; F. Warren Johnson, &. W., John B.
Daish, J. W., AY. Harrj Olcott, secretary; A.
F. Fox (thirteenth v ear), treasurer, Thomas
P. Morgan, jr., S. D and Robert E. Fugitt,
J. D. '
Columbia Chapter, No. 1, S. E. Tomlinson,
E. H.P.;B. A. Alien, K.; R. E. Constant,
scribo, E. H. Chamberlin. secretarv (nine
teenth term); J. S. Tomlinson, treasurer; S.
J.Brown, C. II., P. r. Rouso, P. S.,E S.
Thompson, R. A. C- T. 0. Townsond. third
vail: Alexander Grant, second vnil; W. M
Larcombo. flrst vail; Frank H. Thomas, trus
tee for three jears, and Harrison Dingman,
Election in Washington Cnapter. No. 2, at
last convocation Harry Stnndiford. E. H. P.
William E. Hand-. K., N. S. Richards, S.; R.
A. Dollett, secretary, and D. G. Dixon, treas
THE GOLDEN CROSS.
A C9Hip?lincntar-iMusicnle Gn en by Meri
dian Cnmmandcrj Other Lodge News.
Societies'Templc, cornor Fifth and G streets
northwest, was filled to overflowing on the
30th ultimo, the occasion being a compliment
ary musical and literary entortainment given
by Meridian Commandory to its members and
friends. Knight Carl T. W. Bergman pro
dded. Tho exercises wero opened with a
grand chorus by tho choir of National Com
mandery, assisted by Prof. James W.
Garland, organist, and other members of tho
choir of tho Tifth Baptist Church. Grand
Commander Waldo G. Perry was thon intro
duced and delivered an interesting address
on tho bouoQcial, fraternal, social and tem
perance features of tho order, after which the
following programme was presented.
Recitation " Mnllahau nud tho Young Mu
sician" by Miss M. E. Bond, solo " Non
eVer " by Miss Mamio G itto, accompanied on
tho piano by Miss Annie Stevens; recitation
" How Rubenstem Played," by F. B. Lord;
solo " Good Night, Sweet Dreams," by Miss
Mary Hessler, recitation by Miss Jonnio
Mickel, solo, " Tho Buzzing Beo," by G. H.
Cathell; recitation, sceno from "Leah tho
Forsaken; " splo, "Torgct mo not." by Miss
Edna Brenner; "Tho Sveetest Story Ever
Told," by Miss Laura H. Dolan, accompanied
on tho piano by Miss Dolia Scott; recitation
and song by Lottlo Bell Ray; piano solo, by
Miss Lena Pitts; recitation "Laska," by
Miss Louiso Storm; dramatic selections, bv
Miss Lizcio Magco.; quartet " Good Nightr'
by tho qunrtet of National Commandery.
A pleasing incident was tho presentation of
a miniature goldon cross by Miss Cecilia V.
Riddick. of Meridian Commnndery, to Lottie
Ray, a little ten-year-old miss, who recited
"A vory naughty little girl's view of life"
and sang "I don't want to play in our b.aok
ard" in such a pleasing manner as to capti
vate tho entire audience. Tho pnrents of tho
littlo speaker and singer aro members of
Trinity Commander. At tho closo of tho
programme refreshments were served under
the direction of the ladles of tho committee
on tho good of the order Miss Lnurctt.a Hen
rick, Mrs. Elizabeth S. Dolan. nnd Mrs. Mary
t Tho official visitation of tho officers of tho
grand commnndory was mado to St. John
Commnndery at its last meeting. Tho grnnd
officers present were: Grand commander.
Waldo G. Perry; vico grand commander, Mrs.
Mary I. Slmonds, grand prolate, Dr. Georgo
W. N. Cusils, grand keeper of records, Jameb
F. Kilgoro (acting): grand treasurer, R. E.
Harvey; grand henild, Robert W. Burnsldo;
grnnd warder inner gate, Misa Clara
R. A. Nelson, grand warden outer gate, MiS3
Lauretta Hour ok, past grind commander,
Richard II. Yates. Grand Keeper of Records
Graham, and Past Grand Commander Eh'o,
ono of tho judges, being members of St.
John's Commnndery. tho grand commander
appointed James F. Kilgore acting grnnd
keeper of records, nnd Dr. G. W. N. Curtis as
ono of tho judges.
Tho grand commander examined the ofll
cors as to thoir several duties and in the un
written v ork of the order. Tho officers passed
the examination in a creditnblo mannei, and
wore complimented by tho grand commander.
Tl e officors present w ero- Noble commander,
Thomas 31. Downing; vice noblo commander,
Miss Gertrude It. Bartlett; worthy prelate,
Mrs. Mary K. Norman ; keeper of records.
William E. Graham; financial keeper uf record1-,
Edwin C. Bnrtlett; treasurer, Mrs.
Emma MeKim; worthy herald, Miss Jennie C.
Bean; warden inner gate, Mrs. M. Ida Gra
hnm, warden of tho outer gate. BelaW. Bubo:
past noble commander, John N. Ehlo. Dur
ing the examination an interesting discus
sion arose between Grand Commander Perry
and Past Grnnd Commander Ehio on certain
portious of the ritualistic work.
Past Grand Commander Ehlo nnnonnccd
the death of Mrs. Kent, wife o" Past Grand
Commander W. T. Kent, and submitted reso
lutions expresiiug sjmpathy with him in his
bereavement, which wore unanimously agreed
Tho commandery resumed its session, and
at tho closo of the meeting refreshments were
served by tho ladles of the commander.
Grand Commander Perry In3 announced
that a union meeting of all the comuiauderies
Will i o hi Id on Thursday evening. Dectmber
20. at Golden Cross Hull, No. 31( Pennsjl-
nni.i aveuuo southeast, to hear tho teport of
tho eornmitteo appointed to award the pnzo
of a bilver-mounted gavel to that commandery
whose officers shall give tho best rendition of
tho secret work and tho best exemplification
of their duties of officers during tho grand
visitations. Ho re piests that officers and
members wear their commandery badges on
Goolwill Commandery will hold a short
sssion to-morrow evening nnd attend in a
bod tho grand visitation to bo made to Na
Tne grand offleors will mako thoir official
v lsitation to atIoua Commoudor . at No. 611
Louisiana avenue, to-morrow evening. An
ev(o'Int musical nnd literary programme
will be presented under the good of tho order,
and tho third degree will be conferred on six
Tho last official vibttation of tho grand of
flc rs for this tern w ill bo made to Trinitj
Commnndery nt Golden Cros3 Hall. No.310
Pennsylvania avenue southeast, on Tuesday
Columbia Commandery will hold a short
session to-morrow eveumg and make a fra
ternal visitation to Trinity Commandery.
Mount ernon Comn.audor will hold a pub
lic meeting at Golden Cross hall. No. 315 Penn
sylvania avenue s uthe.tst. on Friday ovening
nett. Addres-aswillbttmnde by Grand Com
mander Perry and other prominent mombers
of tho order, and an excellent musical and
literary programme has been arranged for the
Meridian Commnndery will hold nn inter
esting meeting on Tnday evening next. It is
understood th it a number of mplkations
will bo presented as tno result of the Into open
Miss Adelaide Pa no, of Goodwill Com
mnndery, will give one other choice readings
nt ational Commander to-morrow oveninir.
St. John's Commandery, at its mooting on
Saturday evening next, will elect officers for
tho ensuing term. During tho present term
the ladies hivo shared tho offices equally
with the knights, tnero being flvo lndieo and
The official visitation of tho officers of tho
grand commander was made to Mount A er
non Commander' last Mondny evening. Grand
Comm mder Perry examined the officers as to
their duties and as to their efficiency in the rit-uah-tic
work of the order. The officers present
wero Noblo commander. W. II. Mnin: vice
noblo commander, Mis Flo Hatcher, keeper
of records, M. L. Venable; llnnncial keeper of
records, David Cranmer; treasurer. Mrs. Vir
ginia L. Venable; worthy herald. C. G. Har
rison, warden at inner gate. Miss Florence
Lugenbeel, nnd warden at outer gate J. T.
Holdermnn. The officers passed the exami
nation in a creditable manner nnd wero com
plimented by tho grand commander. At tho
next meeting, on tho 17th instant, the semi
annual election of oilicers will take place.
AMONG GOOD fEYiPLARS.
Columbia Lodge Holds Its First Socinblo
nnd Enjoys Itself.
On Monday ovening, December 3. tho flrst
socmblo of Columbia Lodge of Good Templars
was hold at tho residence of E. H. Jone3,
corner Ninth and It streets northwest. About
forty members nnd their friends were present.
The chief feature of tho evening was an ob
servation part. Each person present was
given nn opportunity of displaying his powers
ns an artist. Man curious and even hard
looking representations of animals were pro
duced. Miss Elsie Mitchell won tho ladies'
first prize, and Miss Idn Mitchell tho ladles'
consolation prize. Mr. A. W. Davis, tho gen
tlemen's flrst prize, and Mr. Mont Davis, the
gentlemen's consolation. After tho awara of
prizes tho comp.in adjourned to tho dining
room, where they partook of tho refresh
ments awnitmg thorn. Afterward they re
turned to tho parlor and listened to tho ren
dition of a musical programme
Among those preient wero MIss.es Bell,
Colbath, Duvall, Rose Evans, Mamio Evans,
Jones, Florence Martin, May Martin, Elsie
Mitchell, Ida Mitchell, Ourand, Came Phil
lips, Laura Phillips, Pitkin. Terr, nnd Whit
ney: Messrs. Sanford, A. W. Davis, Mont.
Davis. Denu'son, Duvall, Hiuke. Hough, E.
H. Jones, L. T. Jones. Oswald, Muirhead,
Sergeant. Simpson, Suter, Shackelford,
WTarnor, Whilnoy, nnd Bergman.
On Wednesday evening the lodgo met in
regular session in their hall, corner Fifth and
G streets, C. T. Jcsso C. Seeber in the chair.
Tho attendance of officers was not so good as
formerly, while the rank and file were some
what tardy in responding. Threo names
were proposed for membership and by unani
mous consent were balloted upon nnd electod.
They were regularly initiated. Tho resigna
tion of Eva Mitchell as secretary was read
nnd accepted. C. T. W. Berginan was
elected to fill tho vacancy. As his election
nullified his position on the flnanco commit
tee the chair appointed H. B.Whitnoy on that
committeo. Authority was vested in a com
mittee of nine to arrange for and tako charge
of tho celebration of the lodge's tenth anni
versary, occunng January 29.
This enterprising lodgo has adopted as a
side feature of their good of the order pro
gramme "Evenings with various authors."
An author is taken up for consideration. Some
member is appointed to give a sketch of tho
nuthor's life and works; some other momber
gives a recitation from the nuthor's pen;
others read extracts from his works, and in
this manner tho author is pretty genorally
discussed. James Russell Lowell was the
author undor consideration last week, and
mnny of his short poems wero read.
Mark Twain was taken up for his share of
criticism this time. Many brmht, spicy arti
cles written by him wero read. Brother Davis
read his address to tho Poultry Producing
Association tolling them how to raise poultry.
Brother Harris read of his affectionate regard
for Michael Angolo. Sovornl othor members
contributed thoir quota, and thon it was de
cided to continue tho subjectuntil Wednesday
evening, Decomber 19, thus giving "Mr."
Twain another chance to amuse.
On December 12 this lodgo will hold no ses
sion, as that evening has been doclnred ad
journed in order to allow tho grand lodgo to
meet in their hull.
At tho regular meeting ot Washington
Lodgo Monday evening two members were
initiated, Brothers Samuel Salkeld and Wil
liam Brashoars. In the regular order of bus
iness of tho meeting the committee on enter
tainments reported that on Monday. Decem
ccr 17. tho lodge would give an apron nnd
necktie pnrtv. After recess an interesting
programme, In charge of Chaplain Elsif Dens
moro, wns rendered.
Other lodges wero represented by tho fol
lowing members: Brothera Libbey. Robey
and Campbell, of Morning Star; Johnston, of
Stnr of Hope; Wright, of Perseveranco; Bur
roughs, Brown. Wolf, and Smith, of Liberty,
and Sister Hanley, of Independent.
A.MO.NG TIIK ODD TELLOWS.
Columbia Lodge Holding n Fair, and the
Grnnd Msitation Ocr.
Tho fair undor tho auspices of Columbia
Lodge, No. 10, being held in the I. O. O. F.
Hall, Seventh street, was formally inaugu
rated Tuesday evening nnd continues in full
progress. A large number of persons have
visited it, but there is room for many moro.
nnd It-is hoped that the enterprise of Colum
bia Lodge will be generously patronized. One
of tho principal articles to bo disposed of is
tho set of Oddlellows' regalia, forwhich thero
appears to bo. as far as we are advised, two
principal competitors, viz., Mount Pleasant
Lodgo, No. 23. and Tnkoma Lodge, No. 24.
The total strength of the order at the end
of tho year 193 was 913,000.
During tho ear 1893 $3,313,000 were ex
pended for relief in the organization of Odd
Tho percentage of Odd Fellows to voters,
according to a statistical ta1) e going the
rounds of the press, is largest in the following
States with the figures civen: Maine. 17.3;
Nevada, li.3; New Hampshire. 16.0, Rhode
Island, 12.0 Massachusetts, 11.06; California,
11 03; PennsIvanin, 10.00. The percentage
of tho remaining states gravitates from 8.7
down to Louisiana, where it is 1.0.
Tho Capital City of the nation would be a
fittingly a'ppropriate plaee for tho headquar
ters of the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
During the past ear authority was civen
for a charter for a Grand Lodge m Sweden,
and the ritual of the order was translated into
the Swedish language.
At tho recent visitation to Harmony Lodge,
No. 9, a largo portrait ol Grand Representa
tive Allan, ono of the rrost active members,
was presented to the lodge.
Excelsior Lodge, No. 17, conferred the in
itiatory degree on one candidate lost Monday
Past Grand E. H. Murray, who for some
time resided in the District of Columbia, but
aiterward went to Sracuse, N. 1., has been
advised by his physician to go further South,
on account of bronchial troubie, whieh he
has contracted in that section of the coun-'
3Iouat Pleasant Lodgo will have three
candidates at its next meeting, Wednesdey,
Excelsior Lodge, No. 17, will give a grand
musical and literary entertainment to-morrow
evening in the encampment room.
Seventh street I. O. O. F. hail. The commit
teo havii'g the matter in charse consists of
C. A. Emme, P. G.. chairman; A E. Gorman,
secretary; W. P. White, P. G.. treasurer; H.
E. Sweeting, N. &.; J. A. Annadale, E. C.
Warner nnd O. b. SwanK. The programme
has Leen nrranged with much care and the
members and fr.ends of No. 17 are antici
pating an unusually enjoyable and instruct
ive social reunion." At the conclusion of the
programme, refreshments will be served in
in the blue room.
Metropolis Lodgo, No. 16, has started in
actively for tho winter season, and has work
at every n.eeting. The attendance is large,
and the outlook bids fair to equal that of
their phenomenal record during the last
William 1. Walter, an esteemed member ot
Harmony Lodge, No. 9, came to an untimely
end by reason of the accident at the Long
Bridge on 3Ionday. The funeral ceremony
of the order was appropriately conducted by
the officers of the lodge.
Tho series of grand lodge visitations is now
over, the closing one being to Takoma
Lodge, No. 24, lost week.
The Ladyvihe Corpse, and the Dew -wow.
The other day a woman shipped her hus
band's remains and a dog over the Central.
At Albany she appeared at tho door of the
baggage-car to see how they were getting
"How does ho seem to be doing?" she
asked, with a sniff.
"Who, the corpse?" inquired the baggage
"No, the uog. '
"Oh, he s comfortable," replied the baggage-man.
"Anvbody been sitting down on him?"
"Who. the dog?"
"No, the corpse."
"Certainly not," answered the baggage
man. "Does it seem cold enough in here for
"For who, the corpse?"
"No. the dog."
"I th?nk so," grinned tho baggage-master.
"Does the jolting appear to affect him
"Affect who, the dog?"
"No. the corpse."'
"1 don't believe it does."
"You'll keep nn eye on him, won't .you?"
she asked, wining a tear away.
"On vho, the corpse?"
"No, the dog."
And having secured the baggage-man's
promise, she went back to her coach appar
ently Ciitented. Ex chang.
A Serious Reflection.
She was a haughty dame, and being on a
shopping expedition with a friend happened
to catch a glimpse of an acquaintance she did
not wish to recognize.
"Let us go this way past tho silk counter.
I just saw somo ono I don tcare to meet."
"W ho is she'" asked her friend, who did
not see any one near them.
"Oh, some horrid woman with a smirk on
her face. Of course I have only a bowing ac
ounintanco with hor, and although her face
is so familiar I cannot remember her name."
They llnished their shopping nnd tho two
ladie. found themselves "at the same point
where ono of them had seen her disagreeable
"Thero sho is again. Why, I do believe
she's been thoro nil the timo." she said, point
ine to the person in question.
"That woman? Goodness sakes, that3
yourself you see in tho mirror there." De
troit Free Press.
"Wbta" do the men do at the club, John?"
"Well, Maria, they pass most of tho time
praising their wives."
"Yes, and I should judge from your breath
when you como homo thnt they use very
strong language in doing so." Boston Ga
r Pussj's Great Catch.
Wo disapprove of cats catching birds, but
whore they take such chances as did the Low
lston pussy thnt leaped from a third-story
window, snatched an English sparrow from
a telegraph wire, and struck tho ground right
side up and safely, wo aro almost glad to
learn she kopt hor prey. Kennebeo Journal.
Plenty of Company.
Bingo Now that j ou are living in tho
country I should think you would And it lone
some riding back and forth on tho train.
Witherby Not at all, old man. I always
have a servant girl with me. Life.
Especially on Snndav.
Von Booser Why's a saloon like a counter
Skoods Don't know. Why?
Von Boosor Because it's pretty hard to
pass it. Exchange.
Ho And am I really nnd truly tho only
man you ever loved?
Sho Well er I never had it soem so easy
before. Indianapolis Journal.
FIN DE SIECLE FEMININITY
Fro Re Nata Debates Appropriations
For Denominational Schools.
FOUNDLING HOSPITAL AIDED
Pierce Gtuld Luncheon a Brilliant Success
Loyal Legion "Will Discuss Status of
"Woman a3 a Citizen in tho District Vivo
Kananda'3 Lecture in the Unitarian Church.
Pro Re Nata met on Wednesday at tho res
idence of Mrs. Thomas, on Q street. The sub
ject under discussion, presented by Mra.
Wright, was "Government appropriations for
denominational schools." Each member pres
ent contributed her auota to tho fund of In
formation upon the question and set forth la
most able, logical discourse that government
appropriations for the propaganda of secta
rian doctrines was unconstitutiona1 and not
in accordance with the demands of American
public opinion, which recognizes the separa
tion of church and state. It would work
harm to school education, for that when the
government were to find a denomination
willing to malataia schools it would decrease
the appropriation for that section of the coun
try, throwing a greater burden upon the de
nomination than could at once sustain and do
justice to the puplb.
By permitting the Indian to be educated in
sectarian schools, it was held the government
was not dealing fairly with him, and wa3 not
giving him the same cbanees for citizenship
as was accorded other Americans in the pub
lic schools. The contraet school system la
the territories and on the Indian reservations
was pernicious. It often resnlted In high wages
to inferior teaehera, very little industrial
training, and much diseatis faction. That
whilst it was admitted that denominational
teachers had more mfluenee over the savage,
were more sympathetic, and labored more
strenuously to win them over to civilization,
it was nevertheless deemed for the best inter
ests ot the republic and for the pupils them
selves that all should have equal advantages
under a uniform public school svstem.
Mrs. Bacon told of how Minnehaha, the
flrst Indian ward of the government, was
brought East about twenty-five years ago by
an Army offleer, how she'was placed in How
ard University, and how. after assiduously
devoting herself to her studies, in order thai
she should return and teaeh her nation, she
died at the age of sixteen.
The Loyal Legion of Women inaugurated
the series of Iectnres to be delivered on civics.
Gen. Eaton. ex-Comrmsstoner of Edueation,
in a pieasinjr address, introduced Mr. b. E.
Forman, a graduate of Johns Hopkins Uni
versity, who read his lecture, keeping close
to the text.
The discourse wa3 interesting, but. unfor
tunately. the leetnrer was not posted on legal
subjects, and when the audience began to
ply him with questions as to the legal status
of women in the District of Columbia, the
young fellow looked dismayed, and declared,
thnt he was quite unprepared to answer 300
such bright women.
Mrs. Mussey. the president of the associa
tion, presided with graee and dignity. Two
committees were appointed, one to report on
"What constitutes eitizensaiD"' and the ottr
on the "Status of woman as a citizen in the
District of Colambia."
Among those present were Mesdames Cran
dell. Hort, Perkins, Tanner. Sperry, Mossey,
and. in fact, nearly the entire asso nation,
which numbers over 200, besides a grea:
The Eastern dispensary board of manage
ment, of which Mrs. G. A. Chamberlin is
president, Mrs. Charles C. Lancaster, treas
urer, and Mrs. Llewellyn Eliot is secretary,
are doing all ia their power to man the
crond art Joan exhibition to be given at G. A.
H., No. 1112 Pennsylvania avenue, a brilliant
Leading artists have contributed their best
works, and as the Eastern Dispensary is thq
only one where female medical students aro
admitted to the elinies free of charge, it j
hoped that the exhibition will be patronized
and a mostuseful charity assisted.
It was decided at a meeting of the ladies
auxiliary of the Central Dispensary anl
Emergency Hospital to increase the mem
bership of the association, and to fjrm a
braneh society. To do this each member
pledged herself to furnish ten new mem
bers. The offlcera for the ensuing year are Mrs.
Hawley. president; Mrs. Warder, flrst vie
president, Mrs. Cabell, second vice president;
Mrs. Warner, third vice president Mrs. Kerr,
treasurer, and Mi33 A. Bell, secretary.
The Pierce Guild luncheon m aid of the
Foundling Hospital was a brilliant success.
There are thirty infants in the hospital, rang
ing In age from a week to four years. These
aro cared for by trained nurses, th matrua
and assistant matron bemj: from EeLevue
Hospital. Other nurses are furnished frcm
Garfield Hospital, who serve six months at
tbeFoundhnjr Hospital, and are rep la-ed by
trained recTuits, thus giving to the nurses
practical training in the care of y"ung
There is nothing moro entertaining than a
vuit to the hospital. The matron M3
Kraemer. with her pretty little Sweui.-h aa
cont. makes an Ideal mamma, flitting acong
the little ones from crib to crib, patting ea h
tiny face with loving gesture, and sayig
some pleasant words to the older cil Iren.
The baby incubator is worth seeing and In
deed tho whole domestic arrangement can
not fail to be interesting to every wocan ia
The management of the Guild, of which
Mrs. Bayly is president, te made up ot p rcm
ment women welt known in the charitable
and philanthropic world.
Dolly Madison Chapter, D. A. K.. will ba
entertained next Tuesday by Mrs. W. r.os3
Browne at her residence, 1505 Caroline street.
Ladies Aid Society of the German Orphan
Asylum gavo a most enjoyable ball and sap
per at tne Washington Light In'antry
Armory. The affair was vsy successful, both
financially and socially, and was evidently
enjoyed by the German-American colony la
Twentieth Century Club met in the lecture
room of the Unitarian Church, corner of
Fourteenth and L streets, to hear the EosS
Indian white Mahatma. ive Kananda.
Tho room was packed to its ntxest ca
pacity, and the lecturer declared that novr
before had he spoken to a moremf e :-al
and sympathetic audience. Tho s,. "-ts of
his discourse were psychology, astro, gy and
He spoke of the status of woman in India,
and of the school system, saying tnatrf the j
Empress of I .din would establish therublio
school 3 stem according to the Ideas of Prof.
Harris, and would send rtissfonaries to teach,
of tho new things of the nineteenth c mtury tha
neoole of India would be far better satisfied.
Religion is. all in ail to them, and they do nol
desire missionaries to teach tnem creeds.
He spoke of the subjugation ot mind over
body and presented the soul In alight new to j
many In tne audience.
Mr. Kananda speaks English fluently and
was listened to with interest and profound at.
tention tnrougnout tne lecture.
On tho conclusion of the disccurse tha
ladies plied the lecturer with questions which.
ne answered to tneir evident satisfaction.
Luncheon was then served an I partaken oil
Dy tne assembled members and guests.
The ladles of AH Souls Church, corner
Fourteenth and L streets, will hold a fair, atl
which luncheon will be served, on Tuesday!
ana w ednesdny. "The proceeds are for tha
There aro forty-four boys in the club and
tney ail are interested in tho enterprise.
Tho Desired Effect
Doctor Tha pellets I left woro to prodnc
sieep. uia tney nave that effect1
Patient Yes, indeed; tho nurse never
awakened once during the night. Exchange
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