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*Strictly Rcliable Qualities."
Th-r", a graic. style andu becomingness
pt I thLis sea -n' an mer skirts that
mark 'h.m a. the hainsirwst ever turniel
<l u 1,' 1" t buy .!b-0 ty6 le skirts. i mkatter
ho1W 1 1-ay they are t.ffered. when yotiu can
i..rhasI the ja un1ty creations of this sum
urer f- r w little:
Linei Skirts, $2 to $12-50.
Crash Skirts. SI.;o to $13-50.
White Pique Skirts. $1.75 to $12.50.
Colored Pique Skirts, $2 to $14-50.
Colorei Dcninm Skirts, $2 to $14.50.
Black Brilliantine Skirts. S5.
"Unflinie" Sicilian Skirts, $7.
Light Cheviot Skirts. $;.
Summer 1'laid Skirts. $8.
Btefautiftil L.ace-timmrnd 4lrgandy
.%rtte- tmric skirt. qny .......
$18.50 Suits for $112.5).
1It 'f Ladie ' hiig h-clas Tailor-inaile All
silk linfed Tan C sert Suits,
were $15 % o. redie d to...... e
Wm.H.McKnew,933 Pa. Av
Ladiies. Men's ani 'hildren's Furrishings, .2Oats.
.i1s. Walati. Skirt,. C',rsets. etc.
Sle It 1'. agents for Centernert Gloves.
General It. r. agent. for lpr. Jaeger Underwear.
nh snly awl Th- nar-owest margin of profit.
No:t a Ituxury. ,but an at-olute neces%-.*
Bity The .-nly *uest ion Ik where t-. buy
Tha ch.-npe st, anl the. ehenpesi you irtot
r-ttis~igine to be .only th- lwest prived. x
Th. famous Jackson R..frigerators arie
acknowledgd by all t.- Ne the best on
the n. rket. They are mad.' .ith the I
"ttst iar .of the ve-ry test ruaterials
fir the pirpo.re. sail that we sell thern
at an extremely low pr!e is entirely itie
t'. the falt that n.. sell fir eash only X
an -at anut pr.ntC muciih closer than
ay .ther furniture houses.
A fair-atrd. L onestly a
rnade Refrirtor,; ll O
th rughout with galvan- 4 8
i Iron....... ........
Itemnemher that we are headquartern x
for Iron Beds and luote the lowest t
prices in the country.
ITD j j 9 4 Great Cash .
915-917919-921 Seventh St. N.W..
Four Candidates for Priesthood Re
celte Sanction of Church.
The closing services of the year for St.
Thomas Aquinas' (b'-ege of the Catholic
University were hell yesterday in the uni
versity chapel. Iow nass was celebrated
by Rt. Rev. Alfrod A. Curtis, D. D., for
mteriy biship of Wilmington, who acted In
the place and oapacity ,f 4'ardinal Gibb~ons,.
with Rev. Michael P. Smith. C. S. P., su
perior of St. Thomas lCollege, as first as
sistant. and Mr. Peter J. Moran of St.
Thomas' College, as seconeI assistant, whle
Rev. Peter J. O'Callaghan, C. S. P.. A. B.,
of the faculty of St. Thomas' College,
served as archteacon during the mass. In
strumental music was rtndereu by Mr. Geo.
He.rbert Wells of teorgetown 'ollege, and
a choIr of forty-five voices, male up of
students from the Holy t'ross. Marist and
St. Thonas' Colleges adia s-m+- university
pr..fessors, sang "veni crea tar Siritus."
Rev-. Fathers John J. Burke, C. S. P'., of
Niw York city: Marks White Han'tly, 4'.
S. P.. of Winchester. Tenn.; Jo C. Mc
*'-urt. C. S. P.. of St Paul. Mlr.n.. and
William L. Sullivan, i'. S. P'., of Rtoslon,
Mass., were ordaid priests. T,,niur,. and
minor ar-jrs were conferr-d onl Mr. T'has.
lIubttray. S. M., an I Rev. l.Rnman Ilutin. S.
M.. 'f the Marist lolege.
l'uring the summer impirove-ments will
be tmade in the colb--g biulbiing. The
pir-h.-s will is- remived Iari the whole
front of the 'i! I Middhl-ttn manor bunil, ng
willibe changed. The building Is to le ex
tendl frim the south si-de alm-st half
its hir.th and the entir- r- if will be ra:sed
andl anoather cinmplete story adtih di.
Eaceies by Member. of Elementary
Thare was a i-in'tert given last night at
the A<,.i-mny of Musti by the me.mbers of
the -Ilenwnitary sight-singing class, utnder
th.- ,ireition of Etlzie S Hloffman. A wide
ly divers:tied and s-xiellently rendered pro
gramn was given. The members of the (lass
are all colored and the oplera hoiuse was
completely filled with thdir friends and ad
Tihe program was as follows: Chorus.
"Angel of Peaie." Holmes; 1t "Peace. Per
feet Pear, .' Spence <tn n voices); ib,) "'The
Fairle." Spence 4w women's votecs): baritone
Ei'lo. "1(.jice, Jerusalem,. anid Sing," Nev.
In. Mr. Wilt~nm Hurley and chorus, reading,
"Aux ltallens." Meredith. Mrs. Thaddeus
Glrimies Johnson; chorus.."Good Night.
tIood, Night. B-el' ied. ' insuti; solo. "'Mat
tinasta.' Tosa, Mime. Este llat A. Mastin;
i-brus' "Tihe Sut~n N,.w Mounts the Eastern
k.' frem "The Erlking's l)aughter,"
Gadl; mnarc-h. -Hatls Across the Sea.
Souet. H-offman s Band; overture, "The
Brnidal hiase.' 1,avelle; valse. "Cuba Libre."
Shaw. ;ilhrus. "'The Star Spanigledl Ban
Li r.' S'.uists. Mm.'. Estella A. Mastoni su
pt.r:. Mr. Wi:lliamf h Hl ey, bass.,: Mrs.
Thailuis tirim.-. John-o, reader. Accom
DIES FROM SHOc'K.
Unexpected Tersalnation of John
J. Lalor's Injurie.
John J. Lalor died yesterday afternoon -it
Emergency Hios:ital from the shock andj
injuries rec.'ived by falling from the steps
of the Treasury D~epiartment Thursday.
This result was unexpected, but the physi..
cans found that Mr. Laiir's injiuries were
pnore serious than at tirst stiupsied. It was
discovered that the fracsture of the left
thigh bone was a dangerous one, and that
an ampiutationi would have beetn necessary
had Mr. Lalor lived.
Mr. Preston. the chief clerk of the mint
bureau. took charge of the funeral arrarnge
ments nnd notified the relatives in Wiscon
sin. The funeral wll take place from St.
Matthew's Church. at V o'cloi'k Monday
morning, and Interment will be at Mt
glivet. Mr. Lalor was fifty-eight years old
Perry'. Teothaehe Wax dies the wrk.
Urs m....-.. .. ..srm..... An d.....a.. Au ..a.
WON BY CENTRALS
Field and Track Meet of the Dis
triot High Sohools.
IURY CLOSELY CONTESTED EVENTS
Threatening Weather Kept Many
CREDITABLE TO PARTICIPANTS
Central High School.................. 63
Eastern High School.................. 24
Western High School................... 23
Business High School................... 7
The annual field day sports of the Dis
trict High Schools took place yesterday
afternoon on Georgetown fleld, and from a
Central High School point of view was an
unqualified success, fcr that school walked
away easily with the new Evening Star
trophy, which will now rest for at least a
year beside the other Star cup, another rec
ord of the school's prowess. The threaten
ing weather naturally kept away many
who would have come, but the showers
The Evening Star Cap.
soaking through the scanty costumes of the
sturdy athletes only served to keep them
cool and fresh.
The meet was started exactly at 3 o'clock
p.m.. the scheduled time, and Clerk of the
Course W. G. Stuart kept his men promptly
up to the scratch throughout the games.
The sports opened with the three heats of
the customary hundred-yard run, In each
of which a Central runner won first pla:e.
This struck the keynote of the whole meet.
for with the exception of the wheel races
Central carried off first honors in every
The one-mile run followed, and It was
certainly the prettiest race of the day.
Bradshaw and Lee of the Eastern made the
mistake of setting the pace, and in the
second lap pulled away from Wilson (C.)
with a long lead of twenty-five or thirty
yards, but the clean, steadv stride of the
latter told those who understood it that the
iac- was his, and in the last lap, apparent
ly with no effort. he drew up and passed
the others, wirr. ng in fine style, while Lee,
who also ran a plucky race, took second
In the two-mile bicycle race the heats
were omitted and only finals ridden. There
were th(e usual number of spills that al
wav happen (on th, Georgetown track, but
Adams (E ) steered clear of these and show
el himself the best man. with Boggs (W.)
a close second. though the time, 6.33, was
miserably s;ow, possibly owing to the heavy
The finals of the lo0-yard run were won
handily In 10 4-5 seconds by W. R. Dean
(C.0, who will make a very fast man: with
Cuvillier (C.) and Birch (W.) following in
The lst of entries for the 220-yard run
being very heavy. It was run in two heats,
in rather slow time: but in the finals Dean
again won out ard smashed the High
School record of 24 1-5 seconds by 1-5 of a
Wilson easily captured the half mile, In
which West, a plucky little fellow, insisted
on running an-1 fitnished ahead of several
buys doule his s~ze.
The heats of the 220-yardl hurdles were
closely contested. but Roy Saffold, who had
l+for- run In the sl.owest heat, won the
finals wit hout any trouble.
The finals of the one-mile hiiele d were a
goyod deal faster than the other wheel race.
so that the contestants could Aot make the
turns. 'one main. In the third lap, smashIng
full into the grand stand, though forttunate
ly -he was not seriouisly injured. Adlamis
again won, wIth It ggs still clining to him.
Hf. lland, while he did not reach the tape,
broke the record by faitling off thrte times
in the two races, though each tlime he
raunted andl rode bravely after the bunch.
The last track evcnt was the quarter
mile, which was taken by Percy Wilson,
who, though tired out with his other' exer
tio~ns, tinished aifter a magnmfcent splint
down the stretch in 5-4 seconja hat. ThIs
E. P. Wilson,
Orptain C. H. S. Track Team.
speedy Quarter seemed to take the boys'
wind, for ilider, finishing second, was
completely exhausted, and Dean, who just
missed third place, fell and was unable to
rise for some time.
The field events are seldom as exciting as
those on the track, but the boys did what
they could to render them interesting. The
pole vault of II feet 3 inches camne near
the record, but Kenriedy, who won it, will
probably be ruled out because of non-at
tendance at the school he represents, and
the medal awardied to Zurhurs-.
In throwing the twelve-pound hamimer'
("urtiss seemed to be the only one who
thoroughly understood how to handle it,
demonstrating his knowledge by breaking
the High School records of 88 feet 7 inches
by 12 feet 11% inches.
Rlay Saffold (C.) tied Willige (W.) in the
running high jump, so the points were dl
vided, but after everything else we.. fla
Ished Dr. Bryan of the Western, acting as
deld judge, insisted on tihe two boys jump
ing again for the medal, Willige being per
fectly rfesh and Saffold entirely exhausted
from the other events in which he ha
entered, Saffold naturally lost. This was
the only unpleasant Incident that, hap
pened to mar the day's sport.
The record for the shot pu't was cut by
Arthur D~evlin (C.), who heaved the missile
36 feet 5% inches, and Swann won the run
ning bra-nd Ju... with 3 et = 1- a -.
but having tied with Caldwell and Saffold
the points were divided equally among the
Allowing 9 points to each event and
counting only those which were run, there
was a total of 117 point which could be
gained; of this number Central won 6W
points, Eastern 24 potntl, Western 2d
points and Business just escaping a white
wash with 7 points, thus bringing to the
Central the year's championship.
The summary follows:
100-yard run-First heat won by L. M.
Cuvillier (C.), M. Bradley (E) second. Sec
ond heat won by W. D. Dear (C.), Birch
(W.) second. Third heat won by S. Duryea
(C.), D. Parson (E.), second. Finals won by
Dear, Cuvillier second, Birch third. Time,
220-yard run-First heat won by Cuvil
lier. Bradley second. Second heat won by
Dear, C. P. Knight (C.) second. Finals won
by Dear, Cuvillier second, Bradley third.
Time. 0.24 (breaking High School record
one-fifth of a second).
440-yard run-Won by E. P. Wilson (C.),
Hilder (E.) second, Williams (C.) third.
884-yard run-Won by Wilson, J. N. Wil
liamson (C.) second. Weaver (W.) third.
Time, 2.2#3 2-5.
One-mile run-Won by Wilson, W. Lee
(E.) second, Bradley (E.) third. Time, 4.57.
220-yard, hurdle-First heat won by Saf
-fold (C.), Sanderson (E.) second. Second
heat won by Caldwell (W.), A. F. CurtisS
(C.) second. Third heat won by G. Ken
nedy (E.). C. Zurhorst (B.) second. Finals
won by Saffold, Zurhorst second, Caldwell
third. Time, o.29 3-5.
One-mile bicycle race-Won by Adams
(E.), B. Boggs (W.) second, M. Sherwood
(C.) third. Time, 2.36.
Two-mile bicycle race-Won by Adams,
Boggs second, Ingraham (E.) third. Time,
Running high jump-Tie for first between
R. Saffold (C.) and Willige (W.), Caldwell
(W.) third. Height, 5 feet 1% inches.
Pole vault-Won by Kennedy (E.), Zur
horst (B.) second, Hirst (W.) third, Curtis
(C.) third. Distance, 10 feet. (Kennedy was
entered under protest of the three other
schools on the charge that he Is not a bona
Throwing twelve-pound hammer-Won by
Curtis, Caldwell (W.) second, Zurhorst
third. Distance, 101% feet.
Putting twelve-pound shot-Won by Dev
lin (C.), Caldwell second, Curtis third. Dis
tance. 36 feet 8% inches.
Running broad jump-Won by Swann
(C.). Caldwell (W.) second, Saffold (C.)
third. Distance, 19 feet 54 Inches.
"Shanty" Connors Enjoys but Brief
Respite From Prison Life.
"Shanty" Connors, who worked so hard
Thursday night to escape from the work
house, was captured las't night in a saloon
near 140th and B streets northwest. When
he got out of the prison about 1:45 o'clock
yesterday morning, as published in yester
day's Star, he made for the woods across
the Eastern branch, and it Is believed he
had a friend waiting for him with a suit of
clothes. He did not make the change, how
ever, until he got near the District line,
and there a countryman found the discard
ed prison suit. The police of the ninth pre
cinct sent out and got the clothes.
Connors made his way across the river to
Virginia and remained until about sun
down. Then a desire to return to his old
friends overcame him, and when he got
back he went to the saloon where he was
first arrested, about a month ago. Police
men Yoe and Herman, who took him into
custody that time, captured him last night.
This morning he was sent back to the
MESSAGE FROM AGONCILLO.
Aguinaido's Paris Agent Denies Re
ports of Filipino Dismensions.
The New York World this morning pub
lishes the following copyrighted dispatch:
To the FAlItor of the Worldr
PARIS, France. June 9.
The report that there are differences of
opinion between President Aguinaldo, Gen.
Luna and other subalterns is entirely false.
It is more false that they refuse to have
any dealing with the United States.
Aguinaldo, the supreme chief, is obeyed
by all. The only otstacle in the way of an
amicable arrangement with the Americans
Is the unyielding spirit of Gen. Otis and
his inspirer, President McKinley, who re
fuse to fulfill the solemn promise given by
the American representatives to the Fili
pino people of Independence as soon as tri
umph should be gained over the Spanish
forces-a noble act. which our country re
ceived with gratitude and joy.
It is utterly false that the Filipinos hate
the Roman Catholics or that they have laid
plots against their religious interests. if it
becomes indeperdnt the Philippine govern
ment will proclaim liberty for all religions.
All these reports referred to are but nre
texts intended to deceive the American peo
ple and invented by the imperialists. who
make a business of politics, which they put
above the true interests of America vnd
I beg that you will publish this statement
in order that no more lives or interests may
be sacrificed to such an ignoble cause.
MUCH TALK, LITTLE DONE.
Long Session Yesterday of Peace Con
gress at The Hague.
A dispatch from The Hague yesterday
says: The drafting committee of the third
section on arbitration was in session for
three hours today, although not a single
conclusion was reached, with the excep
tion of the acceptance of the British scheme
as the basis upon which to discuss the
cstablishrnent of a tribunal of arbitration.
After the session most of the members
of the committee teiegraphed to their re
spective governments, Indicating that the
dlscusslon showed the necessity of having
their instructions amplified. It is under
stood that several of the delegates of the
smaller powers expressed a wish that the
permanence of the tribunal might be made
more effective, and then moved amend
ments in this sense.
The great powers, however, think it Im
pcssible, it is said, to go beyond Sir Julian
P'auncefote's proposals. Nevertheless, a de
termined effort is being made to secure
the institution of a permanent tribunal,
The American :ind Russian projects have
not been abandoned. Sir Julian Paunce
fote's will merely be taken as the basis of
discussion, and the American delegates as
sure the correspondent of the Associated
Press that the chief poin.s in the American
and Russian proposals will b~e Incorporated
It Is rumored here that Count Nigra, head
of the Italian delegation at the peace con
ference, will propose that the pope have a
permanent seat on the arbitration tribu
Average, of Students.
Special Corresporudence of The Evening Star.
HYATTSVILLE, Md., June 10, 1800.
The standirg of the senior class of the
Maryland Agricultural College has been
computed, as follows: Jas. C. Blandford of
Clinbton, Prirce George's county, leads with
a percentage of 95.5 for the four years he
has been at the institute; Daniel Frederick
Shamberger of Baltimore. second, with a
percentage of 95.4 for three years; Reeder
Gough of St. Mary's county, third, average
93.3 fur four years; Hiram E. Collins oIf
Somerset, fourth, average 9'2.5 for three
years; James A. English, Eyster, fifth,
average 9'A.3; Thos. Malcon Price of Har
ford, sixth, average 88.6 for three years:
Robt. J. McClandish, seventh, average 86.8
for four years; Ira E. Whitehill of Freder
ick, eighth, average 85.2 for four years;
William A. Hammond of Baltimore, ninth,
average 83.9; Martin N. St raugh, Quee~n
Anne county, tenth, average 83.8; Matthew
Gait of Carroll, average 63.2; Jas. H. Ship
ley of College Park, 82.6; John 0. Sedwick,
Baltimore, 78. The passing mark is 70 per
When the case of Mrs. Letitia Mc1'ntire,
charged with maintaining a nuisance, was
called in the Police Court today Clerk Har
per told Judge Kimball that the husband
of the woman was present and wanted to
appear in her stead. Judge Kimball said
he did not see how he could permit this to
be done, nor did he know how Mr. McIn
tire could be punished for an offense com
mitted by his wife, If she was guilty.
Mr. Mclntlre said it was impossible for
his wife to come to court, as she is ll of
typhoid fever, and he was willing to an
swer the charge.
The case against Mrs. MeIntire was then
nolle prossed and a new information filed
Commissioner W htu Address Before
brightwood 've4i'e Citizens.
RESORTON or Dfl MfISRICuf
The Speaker Ittroduced by Presi
dent L P. Shpemaker.
ADDRESSES BY MEMBERS
Mr. John B. Wight, president of the board
of District Commissioners, delivered an ad
dress on municipal affairs and plans last
night before a meeting of the Brightwood
Avenue Citizens' Association. The meeting
was given up entirely to speeches on the
subject of the work of citizens' associa
tions and their effect upon the government
'of the District. There was no business
transacted. This was the first of a series of
such gatherings planned by the Brightwood
avenue citizens, for a discussion of the
District's needs and the best manner for
meeting these necessities.
President Louis P. Shoemaker called the
meeting to order in the assembly hall of
the Brightwood Hotel. In a laudatory
speech he introduced Commissioner Wight.
"There are many thousands of men," said
Mr. Shoemaker, "around and about us who
have availed themselves of the opportunity
to embrace the flood tide of life as it ap
peared. They have, however. done so for
themselves, for their immediate interests,
and they have thereby promoted only their
individual welfare. We have with us this
evening as our guest a man who has done
much more than this. Such a man I would
like to call a civil patriot, a man who not
only succeeds himself and for himself, but
brings success to others. A man who is
not only capable of managing and prop
erly conducting his own affairs, but shows
executive ability and his capacity to suc
cessfully represent others. This our guest
has clearly evidenced to do before he ac
cepted a public office.
"Now we know he is capable of managing
the affairs of a municipality; nay even
more, for we have in this country many
thousands of municipalities, but one Dis
trict of Columbia, but one home for the
United States government, but one great
capital city for the United States of Amer
ica,-and he is the presiding officer of our
board of Commissioners, successfully con
ducting our municipal affairs."
Mr. Wight't Address.
Mr. Wight was welcomed with applause,
and began by saying he wished soon to see
Florida avenue wiped off the map of the
District as a dividing line between city and
ccunty. He said there should be no county,
but, instead, a Greater Washington, in
corporating the entire District. The oblit
eration of this old dividing line migl t be
one of the features of the centennial cele
bration of the location of the s.eat of gov
errment in Washington. The national cal
ital, he said, cannot be kept down in the
matter of growth in population. As the
country grows there will be a correspond
ing advance in the capital city.
The Commissioner expressed the hope and
belief that that portion of the District
ceded back to Virginia, unconstitutionally
as he believed, would becprme again part of
the territory set aside for the cipital. Steps
are being taken In that, direction, he said.
The line would be just south of Arlington,
bringing the ground that holds the sacred
dead under the direct supervision of the
government. Another advantaue to be
gained by securing this additional territory,
Mr. Wight declared, would be a purifica
tion of the Virginia side, of the Potcmac,
which is now a disgrace to that state and a
menace to Washingto'n and the government.
There is gambling atd ouzlawry on the Vir
ginia side of the river, he said, rivaling, if
not surpassing, that of any frontier west
ern town. If in the District, .his river
bank would be policed and the outlaw ele
ment driven away.
Discusses Citizens' Associations.
Mr. Wight then went directly into the
subject*rf ci izens' associations, saying:
"The existence of these associations is
due to a peculiar form of government.
When the city became a community instead
of wards, the people of the outlying dis
tricts formed Into bodlies, each looking out
for its own local necessity. At the present
time there are more than a dozen of such
"The power they possess, while general
ly employed without discrimination among
themselves, Is sometimes used for evil. In
the early history of the organizations it
seems that there was too much importance
attached to local matters, and the wishes
of the people of one section of the city,
without consideration of the desires of an
other, were used so persistently before the
C mmissioners, the House appropriation
committee and the Senate District commit
tee that it was exceedingly difficult for
Ccngress to ascertain what the District re
quired. The contentions of the organiza
tions are very sharp and bitter.
"The Commissioners are a clearing-house
for all the requests from the various sec
tions of the District. The situation might
be very aptly compared to a wheel, Bright
wood representing one. section of the rim,
the other outlying sections completing the
circle. while the District building would
be the hub. These they must necessarily
consider, and then form an opinion as to
what are the most essential, because In
variably the aggregate number of requests
exceeds the possibilities of the estimates
which may be submitted. Discretion must
be lodged somewhere, with somebody, to
determine what shall be urged and what is
for the best advantage of the District as a
whole, If there is to be unwise contention,
the probability is that much may be lost
and little gained.
"If my position is correct, what is the
proper attitude of the citizens' association
toward the Commissioners and Congress?
Is it not clear that while each association
should present, with all the force and vigor
possible, its needs and wishes, at the end
there should be harmony of action, when
all should work together for that which
has been decided to he the best, believing
that what benefits one part of the District
benefits all, that by unanimity of action
more may be accomplished even for indivi
dual localities than when there is striving
and bickering for local wants, possibly
against the judgment of those in authority,
who may feel that other wants are more
Commissioners Not Responsible.
The Commissioners are not to blame, Mr.
Wight declared, for, a failure to provide
more and better stre gs. He cited the fact,
in support of this, that igat year the Comn
missioners asked fog an appropriation of
S650,000 for the improvement of streets, and
were allowed only abut $100O,000 by Con
gress. Mr. Wight sa he was decidedly in
favor of improving te styeets, for only in
this way would the _vpious sections im
The speaker went int'o ldistrict affairs in
detail, explaining the-lafis of the Commis
sioners for improved deter supply, the
sewage disposal system, -sreet lighting and
paving, sidewalk lay~pg and street railroad.
and school facilities. He. gave some inside
light on the street rair.6ad legislation of
the last session of ''Cond4ess, saying the
jealousy of two roads had blocked legisla
tion that would haveagesulhed in great bene
fit to the suburban citizens. Mr. Wight
said one of the great1 imntovements of the
near future would b'e Projected along the
river front. The Supreme Court had re
cently decided that this' property belonged
to the UnIted 8,tates. It has been placed
under the control of the Commissioners.
Work of investigation is now going on along
the river front, and when it is concluded a
bill will be drafted and sent to Congress
providing for the construction of adequate
wharfage that wIll eneourage and attract
shipping to this part.
Mr. Wight said the citizens' associations
and the Commissionere must all pull to-.
gether, not selfishly, but for the benefit
of the whole city and its subturbg.
Messrs, W. V. Cox, L. M. Saunders, Thos.
Blagden, Dr. W. G. Stone and Mr. Wilton
.T. Lambert also spoke 'priefly. Mr. Lan
bert said he regretted the Commissioner
had said nothing concerning the bad condi
tion of the Brightwood reilroad. Be spoke
also of the great benefit to result from a
widening of the scope'and interest of the
citisens' assocIations. He said the Wash
tion a plan of forming a central committee
of citizens' eaociations within itself. The
organisation Is made up of the residents of
all sections, and such qn arrangement. he
W~ieved, would result in much good. Mr.
f~ma~brt spoke earnestly and entertaining
He vice president of the Brightwood
light refreshments were served before
final adjournment was taken.
BRAVE COLORED BEAMAN.
Was Captain of Gus Aboard the
, Olympia at Manila.
John C. Jordan, a colored Washington
boy, stands foremost in the ranks of col
ored seamen in the United States navy.
He was captain of an eight-inch gun in
Dewey's flagship Olympia at the baittle of
John C. Jordan was born in the city of
Washington July 6, 1871, and Is the young
est child of Margaret E. and the late Henry
He attended the public schools of the
District until he completed the first year
of the High School, then withdrer from
school and entered the United States navy.
where he served an apprenticeship of five
John C. Jordan.
years and twenty days. Just before the
expiration of his apprenticeship he was
admitated to the gunnery school, and on re
enlisting in July, 1892, finished the course.
and thus won the distinction of being the
first colored seaman gunner in the United
He has been continuously in the service
for twelve years; was with the Asiatic
squadron three years before the battle of
Manila, and when that memorable conflict
took place he was made captain of an eight
inch gun in the forward turret of the
Olympia, which led the fight which brought
so much glory to the American nation.
With two other seamen gunners from the
Olympia, under the direction of Lieutenant
Slokely Morgan, Jordan was detailed to
destroy the guns, magazines and muni
tions of war at Cavite and Sangley Point,
and after the fall of Manila was the diver
selected to work with the engineer corps
in removing the obstructions that had been
placed in the Pasig river by the Span
lards during the siege. Jordan was trans
ferred to the Raleigh when she started
home in December, 1A0S, and after a sail
of 13,4;Z miles reached New York April 15,
His many friends feel justly proud of his
record. Owing to deafness brought on by
his work in connection with diving and
target practice, he will be obliged to re
tire from the service before the accom
plishment of the purpose of his life. He
is now at his home in Washington, where
he lives with his mother and sister, at W38
Acker street northeast.
GRADUATES IN LAW.
Annual Commencement Monday of
The law department of the Georgetown
University will hold its twenty-eighth an
nual commencement at the New National
Theater Monday evening, June 12, 18W9, be
ginning at 8 o'clock.
The order of exercises will be brief, being
introduced with music by Haley's Ameri
can Band, as foliows: Overture, "Marita
na," Wallace; march, "Hands Across the
Sea," Sousa; selection, "Faust," Gounod;
selection, "Fortune Teller," Herbert. This
will be followed by an opening address and
the conferring of the degrees by Rev. John
D. Whitney, S. J.. president of the universi
ty. The address to the graduates will be
delivered by Justice Harry M. Clabaugh of
the Supreme Court of the District of Co
lumbia. The awarding of prizes. by Jere
miah M. Wilson, LL. D., dean of the facul
ty, will close the exercises, the fea.tures
named being Interspersed with music.
Those upon whom degrees will be confer
red are: Jesse C. Adkins, James R. Alford,
George M. Anderson, William F. Ashley,
Jr., Gibbs L. Baker, Clarence Barnard, Jas.
P. Benfer, Francis Xavier Boden, A. M.;
Lincoln Bombterger. Shipley Brashears, Jr.,
Michael F. Brennan, A. M.; Charles F.
Brenner, Harry S. Brown, Leopold Burger,
C. E.; Richard Campbell. John M. Carr, A.
M.; Joseph Francis Collins, A. M.; Sam
Bronson Cooper, Jr., Patrick S. Cunniff. A.
B.; John Broughton Daish, A. B.; Milton
Dammann, Raymond B. Dickey, William
Wirt Dixon, Philip Joseph Dougherty, A.
B.; N. Carroll Downs, Thomas C. Downs,
A. B.; W. T. Sherman Doyle, A. B.; Joseph
C. Drum, A. B.; G. Malcolm Eccleston,
Dean Stockett Edmunds, Oswell R. Eve,
Charles Fisher, Herbert Louis Franc, J.
Camden Gall, W. Gwynn Gardiner, Leslie C.
Garnett, Ralph Given, Albert L. Grace, A.
M.; Dennis Peter Griffin, John Dillan Hall,
Charles 0. Harker, John Oregon, Harmon,
jr.. William Clinton Harrison, 'Thomas F.,
Healy, Thomas Stanhope Henry, Alexander
Heron, W. Francis D. Herron, J. Addison
Hicks, James H. Higgins, A. B.; Clair H.
Hillyer, Harry H. Hollander, William D.
Horigan, M. D.; Ellis Hughes, Harry Can
by Hughes, A, B.; Prank W. Hutchings,
Wmn. Carey Johnson, Jas. Vincent Kelly,
Patrick Emmilt Kilcullen, Geo. Sherman
King, John Jos. Kirby, A. M.; Edgar M.
Kitchin, Fredk. W. Kr'ichelt, Aubrey Lan
ston, Robt. J. Leary A. Frank Lever, A.B.
Charles 1. Lozano, itutherford B. H. Lyon,
George Edmonston Maddox, A.B., Charles
J. Martell, A.B., John J. McCarthy, James
Evans McDowell, A.B., Grafton L. McGill,
Edward C. Meredith, Jr., Louis J. Minor,
Haze Morgan, Frank J. Mulhall, Charles
J. Murphy, James Wilmot Murphy, Clau
dius J. Neis, Charles Austin Obenchain,
J. Lawrence O'Brien, Miles M. O'Brien, jr.,
Daniel William O'Donoghue, A.M., Michael
O'Hanlon, William A. O'Neill, William
O'Neill, M.A., James Edmund Pennybacker,
JulIus I. Peyser, William J. Pirtle, Nicho
las A. Poland, A.M., Louis J. Potts, A.M.,
Henry T. Pritchard, Joseph C. Ramage,
M.E., J. Perry Royston, Robert Gedney
Rutherford, jr., A.B., Hermann R. Schade,
Ferdinand Turton Schneider, Bernhard F.
Schubert, Clarence Shaw, John R. Sheehan,
Ph.B., James Alexander Smith, John T.
Sudbrink, Jos. Daniel Sullivan, A.B., Chas.
B. Taylor, Erastus Dalson Telford, B.S..
Lloyd Montgomery Tillman, Royal H.
Trembly, Robert P. Troy, Robert L. Under
wood, Gerald van Casteel, Braden Vande
venter, Harris Ames Walters, William H.
Wansamaker, John L. Warren, Ph.M., Rob
ert Binghamn Wasson, Richard James Wat
kins, A.B., JulIus Henry Weber, U.S.A.,
Robert R. White, William Creighton Wood
Ward, M.D.. G. Earle Yancey.
Master of laws--George Williams Allison.
LL. B.; Burt W. Andrews, L.B.; Edmund
J. Badh, A. M., LL. B.; Arthur Garnett
Bishop, L B.;r Martin T. Conboy, A. B.,
LL. B.; James Joseph Cooney, LL. B.;
James C. Crawford, LL. B.; Levi David,
LL. B.; John Deneen, LL. B.; Charles M.
Cantwell Doran, LL. B.; Charles Hugh
Duffy, A. B.,' LL. B.; Goodwin D). Ells
wortdh, A. M., LL. B.; Robert Gondon Fin
ney, LL. B.3 Joseph H. Freeman, B. S.,
LL. B.; Frank Key Green, LL. B.; Raphael
N. Gwynn, LL. B.; Leo P. Harlowe, A. B.,
LL. B.; William Henry Hits, LL. B.; Eu
gene B. Lacy, LL. B.; William Grant
Lieuallen, LL. B.; Eugene Adolphus Logan,|
LL. B.; Emanuel S. Luby, LL. B.; Edward
R. Magie, LL. B.; William M. Morgan.
Kenneth S. Murchison, LL. B.; John D,
Normoyle, LL. B.: Frank P. Norton, LL.
B.; John I. Painter, A. B., LL. B.; Dennis
Palmer, LL. B.; Munson'D., Pardee, LL. B.;
David B. Perry, LL. B.; Frederick E.
Phillips, LL. B.; WIlliam J. Rich, B. S.,
LL. B.; Edward Scanlon, A. B., LL. B.;
FrederiCk Schade, LL. B. 'Antonio J. 8mith,
A. M., LL. B.; Frank kSmith, Ph. B.,
LL. B.; Clement S. Ueker, 'LL. B.; Patrick
Jose ph Walshe, L, B.; George A. Ward,
LL. B.; Ralph Sturtevant Warfield, LL. B.;
Clarence Rich Wilson, LL. B.; Charles R.
Yeatman, DL. B.
Arthur Jackson was quarreling last night
on 27th street near M street northwest 'with
a man at present unknown. Tile latter
ran off an Jackson then pursued McKee
Grant witi a stone. The prisoner was
fine$5, wihthe alternative of fifteen daqs
It's Pure, That's Sure.
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AFFAIRS IN ALEXANDRIA
Preparing Plane for the Sesqui-Oentennial
Celebration Next October.
Executive Committee to Meet Tonight
Evening Star Bureau.
No. 727 King Street.
Bell Telephone No. 106.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 10. 1WK9.
The executive committee, charged with
the duty of making preparations for the
proposed sesqui-centennial celebration of
Alexandria, next October, and also of the
Washington monument project, will hold
its initial meeting at 7 o'clock this evening
in the rooms of the Business Men's League.
Messrs. K. Kemper, M. B. Harlow, Chas.
King. Clarence Leadbeater, J. M. Hill, C. C.
Carlin, Julian T. Burke, W. A. Smoot and
Park Agnew constitute this body, which Is
empowered to appoint an advisory board of
twenty-five members, and three committees
on the centennial, monument and finance,
of live members each. The formation of
plans for the two matters proposed and
the discussion of methods of procedure will
occupy the attention of the committ.-e this
evening. Much interest is shown in st
lection of a site for the "George Washing
ton Park," in which is to be erected the
monument. Several localities are being
proposed, and it is understood that liberal
offers of sales will be made. Two squares
located in the northwest section of the city
are prominently mentioned.
Social and Literary Meetings.
A social and literary meeting of the
Christian Endeavor Society was held last
evening In the Methodist Protestant
Church. There was a large attendance.
and the program was rendered as follows.
Solos, by Misses Maggie Ramey, Lynch,
Lucie Graves and Mr. Leo Chase: recita
tions, by Miss Estelle Herbert and Mr.
Benedict Wheatley. Refreshments were
served in the lecture room.
The regular monthly meeting of the lit
erary department of the Epworth League,
M. E. Church South, was held last night,
and, notwithstanding the bad weather, a
large number were in attendance. Solos
were rendered by Mrs. Grimes, Mrs. Chock
ley and Miss Mamie Bontz. Messrs. Rob
ert Whatey and Julian Y. Williams read
papers relating to periods In the life of
The clsing exercises of the Alexandria
Female Institute took place yesterday even
Ing at the residence of the principals, the
Misses Greene. Many bright and happy
faces appeared among the assembled
pupils. Gold medals for excellence and
high standing in daily recitations were
awarded to Misses Dorsey, Ashton and
Lelia Kearney; silver medals for excellence
to Misses Bessie Green and Katie 2imoot;
prizes of books to Misses May Hunter.
Clarinda Crupper and Mattie Crilly. In the
primary department prizes to Misses Ce
leste Milburn, Elsie Crupper, Rebecca Len
non and Eva Crilly. The usual certificates
of distinction were awarded to many.
A grand jury will be called in the cor
poration court Monday next to consider in
dictments in the case of Thomas L. Callis,
charged with feloniously appropriating
$285 of the funds of the Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company, and the case of Albert
Wood, colored, charged with housebreak
In the Police Court this morning Mayor
Simpson disposed of the following cases:
Geo; Gaskins, colored, charged with inde
cent conduct; fined $5. Eliza Davis, color
ed, charged with disorderly conduct; fined
$2.50. John Daley was assessed $5 on a
charge of maIntaining a nuisance.
A collision between two freight trains oc
curred yesterday afternoon between 4 and 5
o'clock at Bush 11111. a small station four
miles south of this city on the Pennsylva
nia railroad. The engine of a through
north-bound freight bumped into a station
ary caboose and was derailed, the crew es
caping without serious injury. A wrecking
train was dispatched to the scene of the
accident and in a few hours the track was
A colored man named Robert McKnight,
wipile fishing from the railroad bridge at
Four-Mile Itun, was struck by an electric
car about 6 o'clock last evening and
knocked into the stream. On being rescued
It was found that he had marvelously es
caped serious Injury.
Miss Ellen Herbert's school for small
children on North Washington street closed
for the session last evening with appro
piate exercIses, in which the scholars took
CRANiGES IN FACLLTY.
Resignations of Two oeers Accept
ed by College Trusteea.
SpecIal Corr'espondence of The Evening Star.
HYATTSVILLE, Md., June 143, 1899~.
A meeting of the trustees of the Mary
[lend Agricultural College was held yester
day at that Institution, Gov. Lowadats pre
siding. The following members were in at
tendance: P. L. Goldaborough, controller;
G. R. Gaither, a'ttorney general; Thos.
Shryock, state treasurer; Murray V andiver,
Welmat Johnson, Chas. B. Calvert, Allen
Dodge, Chas. Stanley, C. G. Purneil, David
Seibert, W. S. Whiteford, Chas. H. Evans
and Chas. W. Slagle. A report was read
by Capt. R. W. Silvester, president of tihe
college; the report of the directors was pre
sented by H. J. Patterson of the Marylsnd
agricultural experiment station, and the
farmers' report by Capt. R. W. Silvester,
Mr. Amos beIng absent.
Mr. Rt. H. Alvey, vice president of the
college, resigned his position to commence
the practice of law, and E. D. Saniderson,
assistant en-tomologist, resigned his posi
tion to accept a position at the Agricultural
Department in Washington. With these
exception. the present flaculty of the col
lege and staff of the experiment station
were re-elected, at their previous salaries.
The position of farmer was abolished and
the control of the farm was placed under
the management of the .Maryland agricul
tural experiment station.
Degrees were conferred upon fifteen grad
uates; also the degree ef M. A. upon R.
H. Aivey and Thos. H. Spence, respectIvely,
and the degree of ML. L. 'pon Sam'l Hi.
Buckley, and tihe degree of ML. ML. E. upon
Colemaa Rouse at Asbuey Park.
Few botels are better known than the
Colaeman House, at Asbury Park. It has
been remodeled and renovated to meet the
latest Idea. in hotel affairs. Et is dIrectly
on the beach and under the new manage
ment will maintain the superiority which
has been one its feature. for so many
I I Tonight.
For today only-a big sale of
men's $io and $12 all-wool
suits at $5-oo.
"Odds and ends" left from a
busy season's selling-nobby
suits that will go in a hurry.
Come as early as possible
and pick your size.
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To . the. xcelle i Ma
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gulrant-e a. our $10 ma, bin,..
A I.tal %tilI bring one to you lon trial tree.
Renting. Ilk. a day. by the m.nith.
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