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Part 2.
Pages 1! 1 = 14.
The Evening Star is the only
afternoon paper in Washington
that receives the dispatches of
the Associated Press. 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.
Seventy-Six Disciples of Blackstone
Receive Their Degrees.
The Annual Commencement Exer
cises of Georgetown University.
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
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
?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
"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
"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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
To be first lieu'enants?J. V. Phillip of
District of Columbia, B. Stark, jr., of Con
To be captain?Oslan Latrobe of Mary
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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 Possible Disqualifications of the Sitting
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
*?? 1"* to Go Into Scrrice Wednesday
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.
Local Business Improving in Almost
Every Branch.
The Reason Why the Dfy Goods
Line is Not Brisk
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
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
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
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
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.

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