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THE EVENING STAR.
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It i? therefore the only one in which the reader can find the complete news of the world, directly trans mitted by telegraph, up to the moment of going to press. GRADUATES IN LAW Seventy-Six Disciples of Blackstone Receive Their Degrees. rOBMI POST-SEADUATES HONORED The Annual Commencement Exer cises of Georgetown University. AWARDS OF PHIZES Seventy-six young- disciples of Black stone, students of Georgetown University Law School, received their diplomas'last night and were sent forth in the world to prosecute the criminal, defend the right eous and untangle many a legal Gordian knot. Forty-six men of more mature age, post-graduates, received higher degrees in their profession. The twenty-seventh annual commence ment exercises of the law department of the famous old university were held last night at the New National Theater, which was crowded to the topmost gallery with a fashionable audience. In the upper gal lery were a large number of undergradu ates, who kept the air lively with their col lege yells and calls. The auditorium of the theater was profusely decorated with Amer ican flags, red, white and blue bunting and green and white bunting, the whole inter spersed here and there with blue and gray, the colors of Georgetown. The stage was handsomely set and pre sented the appearance of a flower garden of rare beauty. Seats were arranged, in the midst of ferns and potted plants, for the graduates, members of the faculty and invited guests. On the right-hand side of the proscenium was draped an immense Cuban tlag, while on the other side hung an American flag of equal size. In the cen ter of the stage was suspended a floral pair of justice scales, the hanging baskets at either end of the supporting lever being in tertwined with minute red, white and blue incandescent lights. From the center of the scales hung a lloral scroll, on which was lettered in red, "Georgetown Univer sity, Law Department, Calcium ef fects enhanced the beauty of the rear set ting of the stage. The Graduates Appear. It was but a few minutes after 8 o'clock when the graduates and post-graduates came on the stage and took their seats to the left. The candidates for diploma honors were attired in immaculate even ing uress, the left lapels of their coats being decorated with a red boutonniere. The i o.- t-graduates were similarly attired, their mark of distinction being a white boutonniere. Haley's Band, which had rendei ed several selections up to this time, including "The Georgetown University March," composed by the leader himself, now burst forth in a medley of patriotic airs. arousing the greatest enthusiasm. "JXxie" was especially pleasing to the col lege boys, and when it was played they cheered themselves hoarse. The medley Conciudtd with "The Star Spangled Ban ner." the entire audience rising in their places to attest their appreciation. On the stage and in the audience were many prominent people, including repre sentatives of the judiciary, senators and representatives, the District Commissioners and prominent business men. The appear ance of Gen. M C. Butler on the stage was the signal for prolonged applause. Senator Tilimm occupied a box. Senators Roach and McLaurin were present, as were also Judge Tyner. Judge Cole, ex-Commissioner Douglass and the prominent members of the faculty of the college. Change in Term of Study. Rev. Jerome Daugherty, S. J., presided over the exercises of the evening in the ab sence of Father Richards, who was not present on account of iilness. Father Daugherty announced that, beginning with the coming fall session, the degree of LL. B. would be confered by the college cniy on those students who had completed a three years' course of study, instead of two years, as heretofore. This step was necessary, he said, to properly prepare the student for the rigorous examinations re quired nowadays before he is admitted to practice before the bar. It was also neces sary to keep Georgetown in the front rank of the colleges of the country. Assisted by the secretary of the college, Mr. Samuel M. Yeatman, Father Daugher ty conferred the degree of bachelor of law on th- graduates and the degree of master of law on the post-graduates. There were many favorites in the classes, who receiv ed ovations as they were given the precious roll of parchment. Latin inscribed. Among the more popular of the boys were Mr. Martin T. Conboy and Mr. Frederick Schade, both being greeted with college yells. lonmani' Address. Following this ceremony the orchestra rendered several selections, and Mr. Jere M. Wilson, presented the orator of the evening, Mr. Leroy F. Youmans of South Carolina. Mr. Youmans spoke at great Ungth. toward the close of jhis remarks being interrupted time and again by the impatient students and audience. The ad dress was a g od one, but the auditors seemed to regard it as very much too pro tracted. ?ne more point and I am done," finally declared the speaker. Then pandemonium broke loose In the audience. The boys cheered and the entire audience joined in making a Tearful ra-'kot. When the speaker concluded the applause was deafening. He was presented with a large basket of flowers. Mr. Youmans spoke on political and eco nomic questions and compared at some length the common law In vogue in many of the United States today with that In practice in England at the beginning of the present century. His address was re plete with legal terms and quotations while he often discussed Judicial decisions. The < rator aroused some enthusiasm by speak ing of the present war, saying that in an emergency we could put Into tho field an army of millions?superior In number to the army of Xerxes. They would not ba rren taken from the crowded cities and factories, as would be the case in Europe but would be fresh from the fields?healthy and ready to fight. Speaking of the an cestors of the American people, he said we arj the heirs of the best blood of the ages. The Anarili. The award of prizes was made by Mr. "Wilson, who said: "A cash prize of 540 is annually awarded to the author of the best essay upon any legal subject, among the members of the senior class, and a cash prize of $40 to the author of the best essay on any legal sub j .-t, .'(irwns the members of the post-grad uate class. A prize is furnished by Messrs T. <? J. XV. Johnson & Co. of Philadelphia of a set of 'Smith's-Leading Casts,' to be awarded for the best essay in the senior and post-graduate classes, combined The essays offered in competition for these prizes were referred to a committee consisting of Edward H. Thomas and Henry P Elair and in accordance with their finding the prizes are awarded as follows: "Faculty cash prize of $40, to Mercer Hampton Mag ruder of Maryland, for the best ess^y from among the members of the Btrlor class. Subject: 'The Law of In junctions as Applied to Boycotts and Strikes.' "Faculty cash prize of $40. to James Car ter Cook of Georgia, for the best essay from among the member* of the post-grad uate class. Subject: 'Donatio Mortis Causa.' "Special prize of a set of 'Smith's Lead ing Cases/ to Mercer Hampton Magruder of Maryland, for the best essay from among the members of the senior and post- ! graduate classes, combined. "A prize is also furnished by the Edward Thompson Company of Northport, Long j Island, New York, of a set of the "Encyclo- | pedia of Pleading and Practice," or a set of the 'First Edition Encyclopedia of Law,' or a set of the 'Second Edition Encyclo pedia of Law' (as the student may elect) I to the member of the school who shall write the best thesis on some legal sub- i Ject. to be assigned by the faculty. The | subject selected by the faculty, was: 'The* Merits and Demerits of the System of Trial by Jury, and How the Last May Best be Remedie<V The essays offered in competi- j tion were referred to a committee consist ing ot Messrs. Job Barnard and Leigh Rob inson, and In accordance with their finding the prize is awarded to Bernhald F. Schu bert of Missouri, a member of the junior class. Claim Prize*. "A cash prize of $50 to the member of the junior class maintaining the best average in recitations and examinations during the year. Awarded to William Curtln Wood wald. M. D.. of the District of Columbia. "A cash prize of $25 to the member of the junior class maintaining the second best average in recitations and examinations during the year. Awarded to Gerald Van Castcel of the District of Columbia. "A cash prize of $100 to the member of the senior class maintaining the best aver age in recitations ar.d examinations during the year. A warded to Edgar Beverly Sher rill of North Carolina. "A cash prize of $50 to the member of the senior class maintaining the second best average in recitations and examina tions during the year. Awarded to Martin T. Conboy of New York. "A cash prize of $50 to the member of the post-graduate class maintaining the best I average in recitations and examinations during the year. Awarded to Michael J. Keane of Massachusetts. "A cash prize of $25 to the member of the post-graduate class maintaining the second best average in recitations and examina tions during the year. Awarded to Rudolph B. Behrend of the District of Columbia." THono Who Received Decree*. The degrees were conferred as follows: Bachelor of laws?George Williams Alli son, Georgia; Edmund J. Bach, A. M., Wis consin: Goundry W. Bingham, Alabama; Arthur Garnett Bishop, District of Colum bia; James Daniel Bivins, North Carolina: John A. Boyd, A. M? Maryland; Waters E. Brown, District of Columbia; William H. J. Brown, Maryland; John K. I. Cody, New Jersey; Martin T. Conboy, New York; Charles F. Conlon, Connecticut: Dennis J. Connelly, New York: James Joseph Coo ney, Pennsulvania; James C. Crawford, Louisiana; William G. Crawford, Louis iana: Levi David, South Carolina: John Deneen, New Y'ork: Theodore H. Dessez. District of Columbia: Charles M. Doran. Virginia; Charles Hugh Duffy, District of Columbia; Paul Warrington Evans, A. B., District of Columbia; Andrew Edwin Fay, Massachusetts: Robert Gordon Finney. District of Columbia: Harry Brightwell Fowler. Maryland: Joseph H. Freeman, B. S., Michigan; Edmund R. French, District of Columbia: Frederick P. Gibson, A. B., Alabama; Frank Key Green, District of Columbia; Raphael N. Gwynn, District of Columbia: Joseph Edward Hall, Maine; Leo P. Harlowe, A. B., Virginia; James L. Herring, A. B., Alabama: William Henry Hitz, District of Columbia: William C. Jackson. Florida: Richard Henry Jones, Alabama: Anderson B. Lacey, Ohio; Eugene Adolphus Logan, Mis souri; Emanuel S. Luby, Michigan; M-rcer H. Magruder, A. B., Maryland; Leonard H. Mattingly, District of Colum bia; Edgar Bryant Meritt. Arkansas: Mar lin W. Monaghan, A. B? Michigan: John A. Mulvihill, A. B., Ohio: John D. Normoyle, Virginia; Frank P. Norton, Michigan: Chas. R. O'Learv, Pennsylvania; Winter Owens, Virginia; John Isaac Painter. A. B., Iowa; Dennis Palmer, District of Columbia: Mun son D. Pardee, Connecticut: David B. Per ry, North Carolina; Frederick E. Phillips, Illinois; Sidney R. Prince, A. B., Alabama; William J. Rich, B. S., Massachusetts; Wil liam N. Roach, jr., A. B., North Dakota; Thomas Mitchell Rogers, Missouri; Ed ward Scanlon, A.B., District of Columbia; Frederick Schade, Virginia; Edwin H. Sharp, Iowa; Edgar Beverly Sherrill, North Carolina; Antonio J. Smith, A.M., Virginia; Edward D. Smith. A.B., Alabama; Frank E. Smith, B.P., Rhode Island; George M. Stackhouse, South Carolina; James Ray mond Stafford, District of Columbia; Henry Clay Stier. jr., District of Columbia; Fred erick S. Stitt, A.B., District of Columbia; Clement S. Ucker, Ohio; Lemuel R. Via, Virginia; J. B. Fuller Walker, M.D., New York; Patrick Joseph Walshe, District of Columbia; George A. Ward, Kansas; Ralph S Warfleld, Connecticut; Reuben Benjamin Watts.Alabama; Ben Temple Webster. New Y'crk; C. R. Yeatman, District of Columbia; Master of laws.?J. Ray Adams, LL.B., Eistrict of Columbia; William R. Andrews, LL. B., District of Columbia; Ril T. Baker, LL. B., Ohio; Rudolph B. Behrend, LL. B., District of Columbia; George E. Balisle, A. B., LL. B., Massachusetts; Eugene Brosnan, jr., LL. B., New York; John B. Burg. LL. B? Pennsylvania; Justin Mor rill Chamberlin. LL. B., Virginia; Benja min M. Connelly, LL. B., Pennsylvania; James C. Cook, LL.B., Georgia; Charles F. Crosby, LL. B., Virginia: Patrick J. Done gan, LL. B., Maryland; Clarence F. Dona hoe, LL. B., District of Columbia; Joseph R. Fague, LL. B., District of Columbia; Edwaru G. Farrell, LL. B., Connecticut; John L. Fogle, LL. B., West Virginia; II. Anton Heitmuller, LL. B., District of Co lumbia: Frank S. Holliger, LL. M.. Mis souri; C. Clinton James, LL. B., District of Columbia; Jacobus S. Jones, LL. B., Tennessee; Michael J. Keane. LL. B., Mas sachusetts; George E. Kerrigan, A. M., LL. i B., Massachusetts; J! Edward Lewis, LL. B., District of Columbia: Francis M. Lowe, A. B., LL. B., Alabama; Francis Carroll Mattinglv, LL.B., Ken tucky; George Percy M?Glue, LL.B., Dis trict of Columbia; Peter J. McLoughlin, A. B., LL.B., Massachusetts: James Henry Miller, LL.B., Kansas; Denny Montgomery, LL.B., Tennessee; William H. Nelms, Illi nois; Louis T. Noonan, A.B., LL.B., Mary i land: Harry M. Packard, LL.B., Ohio; Jos. I W. Pearson, LL.B., District of Columbia; Solomon C. Pool, LL.B., North Carolina; Henry F. Reilly. A.M., LL.B., Wisconsin; Charles E. Roach, A.B., LL.B., North Da kota; Hugh B. Rowland, LL.B., District of Columbia; Joseph Salomon, LL.B., District of Columbia; Tecumseh G. Settle. LL.B., Tennessee; Robert Preston Shealey, LL.B., Maryland; John Alfred Stagg, LL.B., Louis iana; William Walter Stewart, D.D.SJ LL. B., District of Columbia; Milton Strasbur ger. LL.B.. District of Columbia: Reeves T. Strickland, LL.B., New Y'ork; George El ward Tralles, LL.B., District of Columbia; Joseph D. Wright, A.B.. LL.B., Alabama. BIILUI.\G OPERATIONS. District Inspector Submits Exhibit for Month of May. The building inspector has submitted the following report for the month of May, 181)8, of the building operations in the Dis trict of Columbia. Permits were issued for the number and character of buildings as follows: Brick dwellings, 53, $204,050; frame dwell ings, 7, $7,350; brick repairs, 50, $22,500.50; frame repairs, 40, $5,151); brick store and dwelling, 2, $5,500; store and apartment, 1, $6,000; stores, 3, $5,775; stables, 6, $7,050; engine and boilers, 2, $10,800; warehouse, 1, $1,000; workshop. 1, $1,1)50; stone lodge, 1, $1,500; conservatory, 1, $45; sheds, 20, $1.<I85; totals. 188 and $280,064.50. The following summary will show the dis tribution of improvements In the different sections of the city and the value of same: Buildings in county, $94,575; In northwest, $76.1!>5; In southeast, $20,000; In southwest, $28,850; In northeast, $22,700; total, $251,320. Repairs in northwest. $10,091; In north east. $8,690; in county, $5,055; In southwest, $2,863.50; in southeast. $2,045; total, $28, 744.00. CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE Presidential Nominations for Office in the Army and Navy. Promotion of Dewey's Captains for Gallantry at Manila Bay?Action Taken In Numerous Cones. The Senate yesterday afternoon confirm ed these nominations: To be brigadier generals?Leonard W. Colby of Nebraska, Roy Stone of New York, Henry T. Douglas of Maryland, Har rison Gray Otis of California, Lieutenant J. N. Andrews, 12th Infantry; Colonel R. P. Hughes, inspector general; Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Babcock, assistant adjutant general. First Regiment, Volunteer Engineers: To be lieutenant colonels?Captain G. W. Goth als. Corps of Engineers. To be majors?First Lieutenant J. S. Sewei!, Corps of Engineers; L. Duncan of Maryland, J. D. Ferguson of District of Columbia. Second Regiment,Volunteer Engineers: To be colonel?Wiliard Young of Utah, late captain, Corps of Engineers. U. S. A. To be majors?R. C. Savage of New York, Edward L. I'inckard of Alabama. To be division engineers of rank major Captain J. E. Kuhn. Corps of Engineers: First Lieutenant E. W. V. Lucas, Corps of Engineers. To be commissaries with rank of major? R. Lee Longstreet of Georgia, E. S. Gar nett of Arkansas. Fourth Regiment, Volunteer Infantry: To be lieutenant colonel?George Cole of Con necticut. To be surgeon with rank of major?J. M. Henry of Pennsylvania. To be first assistant surgeons with rank of first lieutenant?P. J. McGrath of Dis trict of Columbia. C. S. Ford of West Vir ginia. To be first lieu'enants?J. V. Phillip of District of Columbia, B. Stark, jr., of Con necticut. To be captain?Oslan Latrobe of Mary land. Fifth Regiment, Volunteer Infantry: To be surgeon with rank of major?S. Win chester of Mississippi. To be first lieutenant?C. Briand, quar termaster sergeant, 2d Cavalry; J. W. Wright of Tennessee. Sixth Regiment, Volunteer Infantry First Lieutenant A. S. Rowan, lUth U. S. Infantry, to be lieutenant colonel. To be first lieutenants?H. Vandeventer of Tennessee, C. F. Spence of Tennessee. Eighth Regiment, Volunteer Infantry: To be surgeon with rank of major?Geo. T. Vaughan of the marine hospital service. Ninth Regiment, Volunteer Infantry: To be colonel?Captain C. J. Crane, 24th In fantry. To be assistant adjutant general with rank of captain?D. Elkins of West Vir ginia, now first lieutenant 1st West Vir ginia Volunteer Infantry. To be assistant quartermaster, with rank of captain: J. H. McMillan of Michigan. To be additional paymasters: W. Mona ghan of Ohio; M. B. Curry of Georgia; J. Stuart Wilkins of the District of Colum bia; M. F. Sheary of New York; Second Lieut. G. W. Moses. 3d ''avalrv; F. Bost wick of New York; F. M. Rix of Arkansas; C. A. Sinylie of New York; James Camby of Colorado. To be chief commissary of subsis tence, with rank of major: First Lieut. G. T. Bartlett, 3d Artillery; J. D. Black of North Dakota; Ii. H. Fitzhugh of Penn sylvania: W. M. Grinnell of New York. To be colonel: Capt. J. M. Lee, 9th In fantry. To be commissaries, with rank of cap tain: W. Larabee, jr., of Iowa; J. 13. Handy of Delaware. To be chief quartermaster, with rank of major: Capt. G. Ruhlen, assistant quartermaster; Capt. E. B. Robertson, 3tli Infantry. To be assistant quartermaster, with rank of captain: C. M. Forrest of the District of Columbia, Second Lieut. C. G. Sawtelle, jr., 2d Cavalry; C. D. V. Hunt of Vermont, First Lieut. J. A. Perry, 8th Infantry; First Lieut. A. W. Perry, itth Cavalry. To be assistant adjutant general, with rank of lieuterant colonel: Capt. W. V. Richards, lt;th Infantry. To be assistant adjutant general, with rank of major: Capt. H. Ligget, 5th In fantry: First Lieut. H. T. Allen, 2d Caval ry. Assistant adjutant general, with rank of captain: First Lieut. C. D. Rhodes, 6th Cavalry; W. G. Bates of New York, F. AI. Page of Virginia. To be inspector general with rank of ma jor: D. Vickers of Idaho. Also the advancement of captains and commanders of Admiral Dewey's squadron. H. Terrell to be attorney for the western district of Texas; D. C. Bailey, marshal district of Colorado; C. F. Leach, collector of customs Cuyahoga district, Ohio: M. Hahn, collector of customs district of Pam lico, N. C. Postmasters: New York?J. A. Leggett, Troy; New Hampshire?Geo. P. Dustan, Peterborough. ELECTRIC LIGHTING PLANT. Power House of the Vnlteil States Company Nearly Completed, The smoke stack of the new electric plant of the United States Electric Lighting Company at 14th and B streets northwest is now completed and is a con spicuous object. It towers to a height of 241 feet and is made of iron cast in sec tions, and is similar In this respect to the cne at the power house of the Capital Traction railroad. It is expected by the end of the present month the power house of the electric lighting company, as well as its equipment, will be completed. The old machinery now in use will be abandon ed and the wires supplying the current to different portions of the city will be con nected with apparatus Just put in for g< nerating electricity and the installation of the new plant will be completed. It Is claimed for the new plant that it is modern and up to date in every particular. In the boiler room the fires are fed auto matically and the ashes are removed in the same v. ay. The machinery is also oiled without the direct agency of human hands, and there are other features which to those who are not familiar with mod em devices of this nature seem little short of the marvelous. BOYS GOING TO CAMP. Washington Youths Who Will Re create In White Mountains. A number of boys from this city will this year, as others have in the past. Join boys from several different states in spending their vacation months in camp In the White Mountain region. Mr. George H. Sensner of the Emerson Institute is to have personal charge of the Washington party. Already over half the number of boys which this city is entitled to have secured places. The camp, known as Idlewild, at Manhannock Island, Lake Winnipeg, is owned by Rev. John M. Dick of Boston, and is designed for well-to-do people who desire to give their boys the pleasure of outdoor life, free from the objectionable features of the average summer resort. The boys will live in tents, row, swim, fish and enjoy all sorts of aquatic and ath letic life. Among the many gentlemen In terested in the camp are Mr. Chauncey M. Depew, President Dwight of Yale. O. Vin cent Collin, ex-govfernor of Connecticut, and Rev. Russell H. Conweii, D. D., of Phila delphia. Some of the Washington boys who have joined the party for this season ere John D. Kendall. Thomas <1 Townsend, Jr., Ed ward D. Townsend, Yelverton P. Garnett and Henry W. Garnett. The party will leave, under Mr. Sensner's care, June 29, going to New York city and taking the Fall River boat there for Boston, where the main party will be met and special train taken to tb? camp. THE SIXTH DISTRICT The Possible Disqualifications of the Sitting Member. Maryland History Brought In?Candi date in the Fifth?Congressman McDonald's Opponent. I ? 1 Correspondence of Tbe Evening Star. LAUREL, Md., June 7, 18f>8. The recent publications of the possible disqualification of Captain John McDon ald, United States army, retired, present representative In Congress from the Glh Maryland district, from holding that j office heve aroused wide interest in Mary land. That Capt. McDonald, being a retired | officer of the United States army, and draw ing the pay of his rank, according to the statute made and provided in such cases, is ineligible, under- the Constitution, to also occupy a seat in Congress is regarded by authorities in the stats to be clearly estab lished. He is in the same situation as when he sat in the Maryland house of delegates at the session of assembly held at Annapo lis in 1882. The statement In The Star that Mr. Blair Lee, In viewof the expressed de sire of the people of the <!th district, as shown by the returns, that Capt. McDonald should be their representative, refrained from contesting his seat was news to most of the people of Maryland. Capt. McDonald was elected to the house of delegates in November, 1881, and his defeated opponent promptly raised the question of his eligibil ity, under the clause of. the state constitu tion which prohibits a senator or delegate from being the holder of any office, civil or military, under the federal government. The session of 18K2 was a stormy and busy one. There were several contests over the stats of members and growing out of the judgeship elections in southern Maryland. Cspt. McDonald's case slept In the commit tee on elections In the house until the oth ers were disposed of. and when the commit tee finally took it up a report was agreed upon unseating the captain. His election was not tainted with fraud and the con testant could not be seated, so the commit tee proposed to refer the matter back to the Montgomery county voters. The latter pro tested against the expense and the ustless rc-ss of sending a new man to Annapolis, In nil probability at the very close of the ses sion. Therefore the contest was allowed to die In the committee. Capt. McDonald made a good record, but he never afterward ask ed the support of the Montgomery voters for the general assembly. There is a general opinion throughout the district that Captain McDonald will not try for a renomination. He fell heir to the nomination two years ago because of the bitter tight between Pearre of Alle gany and Hagner of Washington county. This time both these candidates are again in the field, with. It is said, a better un derstanding. There is strong opposition to tho capfain In his own county. Havens croft, the state senator from Garrett, is also making another effort for the nomi nation, and a half dozen other aspirants have sprung up over the district, including Dr. HarCner, the Welliagton leader of Fred erick. ! It has been learned from an army source that Captain McDonald has been very anx ious to re-enter the service. His friends at one time thought that his army record and his place upon the House military af fairs committee, together with what was fondly hoped was his political pull, would eventually put his mime in the list of nomi nations to the Senate, with the rank of brigadier general following It. So far, however. President McKinley has not taken kindly to the Idea. In the fifth congressional district Cap tain Charles G. Gordon, another retired army officer, whose home is at Bladens burg. but a short distance from that of Captain McDonald in Montgomery, has been indorsed by the colored republican organization of Prince George's for the congressional nomination, in opposition to Sydney Kmanuel Mudd. Captain Gordon has been a candidate for this honor for some years. Last year he succeeded In get ting nominated for the state senate. He contested the seat of Senator W. B. Clagett at the late session of the general assembly, but the committee on elections, though composed mainly of republicans, found that the sitting senator from Prince George's, a democrat, had been fairly elected. IMPROVED ALLEY DWELLINGS. Project of Snnltury Company Placed Ilefore Commissioners. Ex-District Commissioner George Trues dell and Mr. George L. Andrews of the board^of directors of Washington Sanitary Improvement Company had a conference with the District Commissioners yesterday for the purpose of enlisting the support of the Commissioners In the work of the com pany, and particularly to ask them to di rect the improvement, at the rst opportun ity, of Bates street between 1st and North Capitol and P and Q streets. The object of tho company is to supply to wage-earners Improved, wholesome houses at reasonable rents, not in any special locality, however, although until the .principal Inhabited al leys in the city shall have been converted into minor streets, a measure which the company advocates in the Interest of pub lic health and morals, the dwellings erect ed by the company will be located upon es tablished streets and avenues. Two blocks of two-story brick apartment houses have been erected by the company on Bates street, there being sixteen build ings and thirty-two apartments In the two blocks, one of which Is already occupied and the other block will be completed and occupied some time this month. Four of the completed, houses contain apartments of four rooms each, with three large closets, and fotir have apartments of three rooms each; with two large closets, each apartment being provided with the best sanitaiy fixtures and with hot and cold water, together with a good range and 30-gallon boiler. These apartments were occupied as soon as completed last fall and the demand for them is now far In excesb of the supply. All this was told the Commissioners by Messrs. Truesdell aild Andrews, who stated that the company,. which Is composed of people here of prominence in charitable matters, has no money-making purpose in view, but merely to supply houses of con venience and of the best sanitary arrange ments to wage earners and thereby not only improve the health, but also the mor als of the city, in that way setting an ex ample which may b? followed by owners of alley houses. Bates street in front of the buildings Is in need of improvement, and the Commissioners were asked to put it at the head of the new streets to be Improved. The Commissioners expressed great grati fication with the report made to them, re marking that In view, of the public charac ter of the work of the company it Is de1 serving of support. They stated that they will be very glad to have the improvements made at the first opportunity. Our Commerce With the Orient. The monthly "Summary of Finance and Commerce," Issued by the bureau "'of sta tistics, which mad? its appearance today at the earliest date in the month for more than three yeais,$s a volume of especial interest in viofl^oflthe fact that It contains nearly fifty pages ot statistics relative to the commerce of the Philippine Islands and countries adjacent to them, a subject now attracting especial attention. It shows the imports and exports' of the countries in question for a termiof years, by articles and countries, and the share which the United States and tsttaar leading nations have In them, with Many other Interesting facts of this chtruM. VIRGINIA SPRINGS M68818- Ingalls and Morgan Become Owner* of Famous Resort Capitalists Make Investment#?Gossip at the Springs Respecting Sew York Politics. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. HOT SPRINGS. Bath Co.. Va., June 4,1898. It has just transpired that Messrs. J. Pier pont Morgan of New York and M. E. In galls of Cincinnati are the controlling own ers of the Virginia Hot Springs Company, a corporation which not long ago purchased the vast property in this section known as | the Warm Springs valley, and which com prises not only the Hot, the Healing and the Warm Springs, but also large hotels and various other buildings which go to the making up of the modern fashionable re sort. Coincident with the disclosure of the in formation that the capitalists named are taking an interest in property In the south ill other lines than those of railroads, with which both have been connected for many y:ars, it ts made known that plans have been adopted for an immense continuation of the New Homestead, the principal hotel here, and, in fact, the demolition of the buildings which must be removed in order that the improvement may be consummated haa already been begun. There will be in the new building, which is expected to be ready for occupancy by December 1, If*) rooms, en suite, and 45 bath rooms, and this when finished will make the New Homestead the largest ho tel to be found at any mountain resort in the south, if not on the continent. The structure will correspond in architecture to the present building, which Is extremely at tractive and imposing in appearance. The Hot Springs were at one time the picperty of the late Ren Holliday, who was well known in Washington, and who for so many years petitioned Congress to reim burse him for property lost by him while in the service of the government as a con tractor in carrying the United States mails across the plains before the days of rail roads, and foi which he claimed the gov ernment was responsible. The failure of Congress to reimburse Mr. Holliday pre vented him from retaining the springs, and after being in the hands of various parties in succession passed to the possession of the Virginia Hot Springs Company, by which name its present corporate owners are known. The Improvements. The latter have invested a very large sum of money here, prominent among the im provements being the bath house, a splen did structure, costing over $130,000, built in the colonial style of architecture from plans nr.ade after studying the best European de signs and adapting them to the special con ditions of the springs and grounds. Situated in a lawn just below the last of a series of six distinct, large (lowing hot springs, the waters are conducted to the bath house by gravity and distributed to the bathing apartments of different floors fresh from the ground without loss of heat and fully charged with all its gases. Next in importance to the central fea ture of this valley?the splendid bath house ?is the New Homestead, a large, grand edi fice crowning a knoll that overlooks the bath house and springs and immediately contiguous to them. The Ilenling Springs. Within three miles of the Hot Springs are the Healing Springs, and almost as clore are the Warm Springs, the waters of each being noted for its various healing properties. The scenery Is richly colored, bold and picturesque. The visitor can drive for miles over boulevards and roads every where attractive, and affording a succes sion of constantly changing mountain views not excelled by any scenery in the Alleghantes. The views from Flag Rock, on the eastern mountain summit, are of the grandest in the world. The region is bountifully"supplied with striking manifes tations of nature which delight the eye and Impress the imagination. Mayor Matcuire's Aspirations. Although the season at the Hot Springs has not really begun, there are now at the Homestead several hundred guests, who represent every section of the Union. Prominent among them is Mr. James Ma gulre, the mayor of Syracuse,N. Y. Though only twenty-nine years of age, Mr. Maguire is now serving his third term as the chief municipal officer of his native city. He ad mits that he has aspirations to be the governor of the great state of New York, and it is said he has not only secured the indorsement of former Senator David B. Hill, but of all the other democratic leaders in the state, except Senator Murphy and Richard Croker. The latter, it is stated, informed Mr. Maguire that he has a can didate of his own for successorship to Gov ernor BlacK. The friends of Mr. Maguire, of whom there are a number now here, are greatly en couraged to believe that their favorite will be successful in securing the nomination by receiving word today from New York that Mr. Hill, who has been read out ol the democratic party by Richard Croker, has given Tammany Hall a lesson in polit ical strategy which will, it is expected, call the Tammany leader home from England before the hot weather and the racing rea son are over. As the story goes, Mr. Croker, after warning Mr. Hill that he intended to take from him the leadership of the state democracy, as he had taken the leadership of Tammany from John C. Sheehan, sailed for England. His last words were an as surance that he would be back late in Au gust or early in September to take part in the state campaign. His friends said this meant he would control the convention and name the state ticket with Senator Mur phy's aid. It now appears that Mr. Hill has made such good use of his time that the state committee will call the conven tion in August. Gen. Grant His Opponent. It Is also rumored here that the demo cratic nominee for the governorship will be antagonized by Gen. Frederick D. Grant, who is now at Chlckamauga In command of a brigade of volunteers. It is said Gen. Grant is a great favorite of Senator T. C. Piatt, and that the latter desires Grant to be nominated for the gubernatorial office. Others among the visitors are: Mr. H. B. Ledyard, president of the Michigan Central railway, and Mr. Charles L. Frear and Col. Russell, bankers, all of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. and Miss Harrlty of Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. O'Donnell of New York, Mr. Frank A. Furat, a prominent grain exporter of Balti more, and his wife; Mrs. E. G. Walworth and Mr. Gaines of Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rawle of Philadelphia, Mrs. J. Bryan of Englewood, N. J.; Rev. Dr. Colss of Philadelphia, Mrs. Butler of San Francisco, Mrs. Dr. Hedges of Plain Held, N. J.; Rev. Father Duggan of Balti more, Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Lord of Bangor, Me.: Mrs. Warwick, wife of former Mayor Warwick of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Alcott of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. W. R. Travers of Newport, R. I., and hundreds of others. Among those recently here, some of whom took their departure today, were: Mr. W. K. Vanderbllt of New York, United States Senator Shoup of Idaho, Representees Burton and Beach of Ohio, E. J. Codd, a wealthy manufacture in Baltimore, and others. There sesms to be a growing disposition on the part of rich northern men to take up a permanent residence In the mountainous regions of the Eouth, and following the ex ample of George W. Vanderbllt at Biltmore, In some respects, but without the intention of investing so many millions as Mr. Van derbllt has in North Carolina, Mr. Walker Fearn. a capitalist and hanker of New I York, has had plans drawn for the building at Hot Springs of two magnificent houses, the work on which has been alraady com menced. Both are to be palaces in grand eur, one of which will be used as a resi dence by Mr. Fearn and family, and the other to be devoted to the purpose of en tertaining such friends of the family as may see proper to call upon them. There is but one church in Hot Springs, Presbyterian, but the guests of the Home stead have contributed funds for ihe build ing of an Episcopal church, which Is row i-nder construction and will soon be fin ished. The Catholics have mass by a \islt Ing priest in the Casino, a large building, which is placed at their disposal for the time being by the management of the hotel. While an intense feeling of loyalty to the star spaiigied banner pervades every one in this neighborhood, both resident and vis itors, It is a subject of remark that It is easier to know who ere from Washington than from any other city, the reason given being thit people from the capital city al most invariably wear a small flag or oih^r emblem of devotion to the causc of the U nion. TO TAKE THE SECT CEKSIS. Provl?l?nN of the Rill Explnlnetl to the Senate. The latter portion of the session of the Senate yesterday afternoon was devoted to considering the census bill. After The Star's report of the Senati proceedings was closed Mr. Carter, chairman of the census committee, made an extended statement concerning the object of the bill and the nj cessity for its enactment into law at as early a date as practicable. As provided for in section 24 of trie bill the twelfth census shall be restricted to in quires relating to population, to mortality, to the products of agriculture and of manu facturing and mechanical establishments. The schedules relating to population shall comprehend for each inhabitant the name, age, color, sex. conjugal condition, place of birth and place of birth of parents, whether alien or naturalized, number of years in the United States, occupation, months employ ed, literacy, school attendance and owner ship of farms and homes. The mortality schedules shall comprehend for 6ach decedent the name, sex, color, age, conjugal condition, place of birth and birth place of parents, occupation, if born within the year the month or date of birth, cause of death and time of death. The schedules relating to agriculture shall comprehend the following topics: Name of occupant of each farm, tenure acreage, value of farm and improvements, acreage of different products, quantity and value of products and number and value of live stock. All questions as to quantity and \alue of crops shall relate to the year end ing December 31 next preceding the enum eration. The schedules of inquiries relating to products of manufacturing and mechanical establishments; character of organization, whether individual, co-operative or other form; date of commencement of operations, character of business or kind of good:- man ufactured, amount of capital Invested; num ber of proprietors, firm members, copartners or officers and the amount of their salaries; number of employes and the amount of their wages; quantity and cost of mateiials used in manufactures; amount of miscel laneous expenses, quantity and value of products, time in operation during the cen sus year, character and quantity of power used and character and number of machines employed. The information collided shaft relate ex clusively to the fiscal year ending nearest the datp set for the enumeration i.f the population. The only volumes that shall be prepared and published in connection with the twelfth census shall relate to popula tion, mortality and vital statistics, the products of agriculture and of manufactur ing and mechanical establishments. The director of the census is authorized after completing the above mentioned work to collect statistics relating to special classes, Including the insane, feeble-mind ed, deaf, dumb and blind; to cr.me, pauper ism and benevolence, including prisoners, paupers, juvenile delinquents and inmates of benevolent and reformatory institutions; to deuths and births in registration areas; social statistics of cities; to public indebt edness, valuation, taxation and expendi tures; to religious bodies; to electric light and power, telephone and telegraph busi ness and transportation, including trans portation by water, express business and street railways. At the conclusion of Mr. Carter's state ment Mr. Cockrell (Mo.) called attention to that part of the bill providing that the director, assistant director and certain statisticians shall be appointed as soon as practicable after the passage of the meas ure. He thought this would be too long a time in advance of the work to be done. He proposed amendments to the bill th it the officials should enter upon their duties January 1, 1SK). He offered also an amendment providing that the minor employes of the census of fice should be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior instead of by the director of the census. Pending action upon the amendments, the Senate at 4:20 p.m. went into executive session and soon afterwards adjourned. ADDED FIRE COMPANY. *?? 1"* to Go Into Scrrice Wednesday Next. One more fire engine company will be added to the District fire department to morrow evening, when engine company No. 14 will go into service. This company will be located in the fine house Just com pleted on 8th street between D and E. and will add materially to the Btrength of the department In a section of the city where an additional company has been so badly needed for a great many years. The house, which was designed by Architect Frederick B Pyle, Is -considered not only the best equipped and most conveniently arranged house in the District fire department, but also one of the finest in the country. District Commissioner Wight has been particularly Interested in this house, and he and Chief Parris believe that the peo ple of the District, especially those inter ested in the business section of the city, will feel as proud of it as they do. The house will be lighted throughout by elec tricity, and the men of the company will enjoy a great shower bath which has been placed in the house, a novelty in the Dis trict fire department. The house, although the best equipped one in the District, has been erected at a cost of about $13,000. In it will be placed the largest lire engine In the department, an extra first-class one, with three horses to pull It. This engine has been In service at No. 2 house, and that company will be given a smaller one. The members of the new company are: James Kellher, foreman; D. F. Nolan, assistant foreman; T. M. Robinson, engineer; J. D. Sullivan, fireman; T. P. Jacobs, hostler, and Privates D. J. Bradley, O. Fraser, W. E. Sanford, S. Mi Lane. W. 8. Phillips and S. B. D. Rollins, the men being for the most part those which composed No. 2 company. Their places will be taken by John Carrlngton. foreman; W. J. Seitx, assistant foreman; J. D. O'Connor, engineer. C. W. Seaj-s, fireman; A. E. Easton, hostler, and Pri vates A. Robey, E. S. Allan. M. Dorsey, W. T. Holltdge and George Nussbaum. The dedicatory exercises will take place at the new engine house at 7:30"Wednes day evening, and Commissioner Wight will issue special invitations to the members of the District and appropriations commit tees in Congress, to his associate Commis sioners. and to a number of citizens to be present. Mr. Charles Baum has interested himself very much in the new company, ?and has enlisted the interest of the busi ness men in the locality. The merchants will not only present the company with a handsome flag and streamer, but will also furnish the men with a library, in which readable periodicals will occupy a promi nent part. The Grill Cafe Company has been incor porated by Charles A. Spooner, Edward J. Taylor and Josephine B. Atherly of this city. Ita purpose la to conduct a res taurant and <ta capital stock la $1,500 in sixty shares. THE TRADE OUTLOOK Local Business Improving in Almost Every Branch. THE EESDLT (IF MANY IKQOIRIES The Reason Why the Dfy Goods Line is Not Brisk AX OPINION* OX TFIK FUTURE The anticipations felt in local business circles during the feverish days preceding the actual commencement of war with Spain that the beginning of hostilities would iraugurate a greater liveliness In trade are being generally realised. ? >f course, there are a few branches of busi ness that have not yet felt the beneficial effects of the wai in a substantial sense, but in general the improvement has been noticeable and gratifying in those lines which would be naturally affected. There has been a veritable boom in the grooc ry, provision and meat trades owing to the establishment of Camp Alger. near Fails Church, Washington being naturally the depot for the laige amounts of fresh sup plies needed to feed the thqpsands of Sol diers there. The hotels, too, have been en Joying tine pat rot .age, and. of course, this necessitates larger buying on their part from the lines mentioned above. The sum mer exodus, again, has not been so far and will not be anything like as great as it has been in former years. A vast number of leisure people, as they may be termed, particularly the families of army and navy officers, will remain in Washington for a larger part of the summer than usual, and the money formerly spent elsewhere dur ing the warm season will be spent here. The 1 ncm|ilo)ed Get Work. Then, again, the great army of unem ployed has been greatly decimated. Hun dreds have gone to the war and the extra demands on the government workshops have taken hundreds more and given them ^ork and wages. The clothing and men's furnishing trades, to say nothing of those which sell home necessities, huve profited heavily by this. Clothing sadly depleted by long idleness has been replaced and the struggle with the wolf at tne door has given place to comfortable enjoyment of a plentiful larder within. So in almost eve re direction in Washington trade has been benefited by the increased expenditures of the government. At* the same time the cost of living has increased. Meat, butter, bread, sugar, flour, beans, rice, coffee and other staples of home consumption have materially advanced in price, but not so greatly as to cause any suffering even among the very poorest. One Kffcct of llifdt Price*. Some of the merchants in the dry gools trade complain that business is not as good as it should be at this time of the year. A representative of one of the largest department stores in Washington, which, however, does not handle groceries and similar articles of immediate home con sumption, said this morning: "We find business particularly dull for this time of year. Washington, how ever. seems to be better off in our line than New York, Philadelphia. Boston or Baltimore, if my 'nformatkm is cor rect. The only reason 1 can assign for this state of affairs is one that may strike you as singular. Women. of course, are the chief patrons of such stores as ours. Now. nine out of every ten married women, 1 reckon, handle the domestic purse strings, and their first care is to see that the cup board and the refrigerator are kept prop erly supplied. When flour, sugar, coffee and such things advance in price and bread jumps a n nt a i. af higher, the houK wftfe tightens these purse strings of lv rs and di minishes her personal expenditures for adornm< nt to meet the demands of the table. There is no doubt about this, and I am confident the conditions In our line are directly due to the causes I have stated." An Opinion Itn*c<l on Experience. A few moments afterward the reporter for The Star met the head of the firm con ducting the largest department store in this section of the country. "Business is not parth ularly brisk," he remarked, "but It is good and steady. It ia the American ch iracteristic to expect everything to come with a rush, and many persons who expected that the war would create an immediate boom are disappointed merely because their hopes were too high. War is scarcly a month old yet. ar.d the vast amount of extra money expended by tiie government htm not hai ttee pet !-? get into circulation. When it does, how ever. Washington cannot help being won derfully benefited. 1 am confident that there will be sure, steady and substantial improvement ir. every line of trade. Every indication joints to it. and it will be evi dent very soon that what I have said is true." It wiil be seen, therefore, that ?xcept in a very few branches of trade improve ment has already begun, and it is unques tionably tr?ie that an era of excellent bus iness is to follow. Tin: niti; RiX'UKi). Series of Small l.??**en Incurred in VorluuN Section*. The fire department tvas called out about 5 o*clock yesierday afternoon for a fire In the shed in rear of lKfc> 13th street. Mr. Harvey Cutter ocoupie-s the house. The shed was destroyed and the adjoining prop erty was slightly damaged. Fifty dollars will cover the destruction of the shed. What caused the fire is not known. There was a fire about C:30 o'clock last night at the home of Eliza Johnson and Rosa Lomax, No. 1014 I street northeast. The blaze started in a rcom on the second floor, and was caused by clothing left hanging too near a stove. The damage was slight. The police summoned No. 7 engine com pany about o'clock yesterday for a slight fire in the house of Mrs. Annie Gray, No. 10152 10th street northwest. The fire men found nothing to do when they reaeh ed the house. The loss amounted to about $5. No. 11 engine company was called to the residence of Mrs. Margaret I>aly, No. *.2*18 Bright wood avenue, yesterday afternoon because of the burning of some old clotlv s. The house was not damaged, and >frs. Daly thinks $10 will covcr the loss sus tained. An alarm was turned in from be x 13 about 8 o'clock last night for a sup,.os*d fire in rear of MtDwulfB vagoa I u ury on Missouri avenue. The alarm was tam ed in .before there was any investigation made, and when the firemen niched the premises they found that the burning of some waste material in the back yard !iad caused a thiek smoke to arise. Their ser vices were therefore not needed. To Be Urffed for Assistant Assessor. The McKinley Republican Club held a meeting last night, and a committee of nineteen members was appointed to urge the appointment of Daniel Murray at as sistant assessor of the District of Columbia. August Valentine and George W. 81.?wait were elected delegates to represent the club at the Omaha convention.