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Al PREY. Ilr Mary Johnston Illustrations l.v F.
Breton: Houghton, Mifflin &' Co.
\\ n^lilnL'ton: Brentano'si.
Mi.-s Johnston's third novel ib tho strong
? ?ft of tlio three that have thus far come
from her pen. Jt is a distinct advance over
"To Have and To Hold," in that It presents
an i-sue ?if more than mere adventure. The
period 13 the early part of the eighteenth
? ? ntury. and the scene, as in the preceding
novel, is Virginia. The elements of stirring
fomancft are at liand, but beyond the open
ing and closing tragedies Miss Johnston es
chews the materials for sword play and
confines herself to the delineation of char
acters and the play of emotions. She has
produced a sad story, scarcely relieved by
a toucii of humor. The lighter pas.-ages are
sen;i~nental and descriptive. There are
sane drear; paanps in the earlier chap
ters nut whin onto the mid-point of the
tale is reached there is enough action to
c arry the interest alons sweepingly. Audrey
is a strange girl, yet natural. She develops
suddenly under the stress of a great grief,
Kreater than that which came to her in
early childhood when her parents, sister
and brother were slain by the Indians and
she was left to be rescued by Marmaduke
Haw ard. His guardianship is lax and for
K'tfuJ; his proxy in Virginia while he is
frolicking in London Is a wretched substi
tute. nut the ?irl grows into a pure, lovely
woman, worshiping the memory of the
knight who saved her life as a child, ten
derly cherishing her ideal despite the
growth of a situation which would have
bt en mtoN rabl. to a less unconscious mind.
The sinist> r figure of Jean Hugon, the
French half-breed. moves through the pages
as a menace, to kill Audrey at last. The
tragedy is perhaps neossary for artistic
balance. It shocks the reader who believes
in and l!k'< s the pb tsant ending. Just as
the skies have cleared the Mow falls, it
reer.is nsi less and cruel to put an end to
the union of h. irts so painfully attained.
The Incidental picture ? <he Virginia co
1' nlal lift: is bright and pi- asing, the action
occurring practically within the neighbor
hotid of Williamsburgh, the capital of the
THF. OoUnFSPONOFNfE OF MADAME, PRIV
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V<HE. \M? MAI'AME I'E MAINTENON. Se
1- I i-inl initiated tiy Katherlne I'rescott
rm-1- y. Huston: Hardy. Pratt & Co.
To those who have read the admirable
memoirs of the Due de Saint Simon this
single volume will come well recommended.
Jt is, so to speak, a corroborative view of
many events noted by the proud and dig
nified author of the memoirs, another
view point from which the reader is ena
bled to ser how truly the Due de Saint Si
mon chronicled the passing events of his
time. Madame, the Princess Palatine, was
the wife of Monsieur, brother to Louis XIV,
and the mother of the Due de Orleans, who
served as regqnt of France during the In
fancy of Louis XV. Saint Simon has paint
ed her in bold colors?"Madame was a
p incess of the olden time; attached to
honor, virtue, rank, grandeur, and inexora
ble as to tlit ir observances; very difficult
t > bring back from prejudice; coarse and
dangi r >us in her public outbursts; very
<: mian in her habits. She loved tlogs and
horses, hunting and the theaters passion
ately. and was never seen except In full
? iress or in a man's wig and riding habit."
Jltr letters, most of them written to rela
tives in tJermany, rt fleet all this and speak
e: ?'.!>? 1: r contempt for the French of
that period. They are perhaps the most
piah.ly expressed contemporaneous records
of the time. The letters of Adelaide de
S iv !,?the De sse de Burgogne and the
initio r ' f Louis XV?are a "mere autobio
graphical record of a tend, r and pathetic
> i! g life on Its passage through frivolity
and ill . 1 tli" to a premature death just
as ag - 1 nl corrected her defects, and the
jr -? ?? et of bt ing, with her husband, the
bb si..c and salvation of France was dawn
inc i ? ? ? re her. Mme. tie Malntenon's pe
culiar position in court, as a queen with
out the s Is of her office and a wife with
out an announced marriage service, is well
known t > every reader of French history.
Her litters to the convent of Saint-Cyr,
Where she subsequently died, and her con
versations recorded there are given .by the
tra! slator and the publishers to offset the
hosti! > pictures of her presented by Saint
Simon and Madame, who were her two
THE SECTIONAL STKCGGLE; nil Account of the
rro-ibl s Between t>-e North and the Jfciuth,
fr.nii the Earliest Times to the Close of the
Civil War. By Cicero W. Harris. First Period
?Eiit'aiif with the Compromise of 1 K'C?; part
Coneernlnc the Early Tariffs aiirt NulUtleatlons.
Philadelphia: J. B. Llpplncott & Co.
For many years Mr. Cicero Harris, well
known as a Washington newspaper writer
and correspondent, has been gathering ma
terials for a review of the sectional strug
gle. His labors are now assuming ma
terial form, this first volume of a series
bdr.g the Initial evidence of his achieve
nn nt. lit has undertaken what he terms
a "full-ler.gth view" of the long political
and constitutional struggle which ended
with the war between the states. The plan
of the work involves a division into parts,
this bt ing a portion of the first, the sec
ond to include the second great slavery
compromise, the period ending in 1850. and
the third from that date to the close of
the war. Thus this book Is in a certain
sense introductory, it defines the first
sentiments of the leaders of the two sec
tions, shows the fundamental differences
whioh existed in their conceptions of the
purpose of the American federation, and
reveals the Irreconcilable antagonism upon
the doctrine of states' rights. Mr. Harris
Is qualified as are few others to under
take such a broad work. He has the pa
tience of the investigator and the dis
crimination of the historian. His work has
been conscientiously done, and Its results
Will doubtless be accepted by students of
history as a valuable addition to the litera
ture of the most vital phase of the great
prchlcm of nation-making the solution
Of waich finally called for the arbitrament
of war The present volume does not
fully cover the period marked off
by Mr. Harris In his grand division of the
eubj. ct. The publication has been attended
with much difficulty, the fire which de
stroyed the publishing house two or three
years ago delaying the work material
ly. Consequently the story of the Missouri
compromise and the events preceding
which bore directly upon it has been de
ferred for the present. The portion pub
lished Includes an account of the tarifT
legislation and attempted legislation from
17W to 18XC, as well as the memorable
debates of 1KNV33. The book is in the best
of typographic taste and is conveniently
arranged with marginal and foot notes
and a copious index.
rERp niSTOKY op OOCA, the Divine Plant of
the Int-as; with an introductory account of the
Incan and of the Andean Indiana of today. By
W. Golden Mortimer, M.I)., fellow of the New
York Academy of Medicine, etc. Illustrated.
New lork: J. H. Vail * Co.
This exhaustive treatise on the subject
of one of the best-known of stimulants
corrects many popular errors and seeks to
convince its readers that coca is bene
ficial, rather than harmful. It points out
that there Is no relation between coca and
cocoa, the latter being the well-known
food product and beverage. Coca leaves
are chewed by the Andean Indians and
others, the effect being to lend endurance
And strength to the human system. It
produces no appreciable effect at once and
?xperlmenters with the leaf are likely to
be misled by the lack of striking results
to conclude that the fabled virtue of the
leaf is a fiction. Often this failure Is due
to the deteriorated quality of the leaves,
at other times to the excessive expectation
Of the experimenter. It remains a fact
that the Indians of South America man
age, by means of coca, to perform mar
velous feats of strength and endurance
tarrying packs which would greatly over
tax the human frame If unstimulated. Dr
Mortimer asserts that the records show
that the use of coca thus produces no
Harmful effect# upon the system and that
the habitual chewers of the leaf do rot
require Increasing doses. .v.,,a
may be. It appears that the habit thus
formed is not easily shaken and that a
large part of the aboriginal population ol
the western part of South America is ad
dicted to it as a permanent resource or
strength. The more civilized part of the
world is chiefly interested in coca because
of the fact that it has furnisheff mc dern
surgery with cocaine, one of the most
beneficial of anaesthetics.
The historical portion of this large ana
handsomely prepared volume describss the
earlv Incas and their degeneration through
the "influence of the conquering Spaniards.
It tells of industrial and sociological con
ditions of the present and treats naturally
of the methods employed In the cultivation,
curing and transportation of coca. ]Nearl>
two hundred illustrations add to the at
tractiveness of the work, which closes with
a discussion of the nervous disorders which
afflict the human system, with a running
comment upon the Influence of coca in
POLICEMAN FLYNN. By Elliott Flower. Illus
trated by Frederic Dorr Steele. New lork:
The Century Company.
Policeman Flynn was not a rtalw.art
specimen of the modern constable. He
was short and slender. In a rough and
tumble fight with law-breakers he seldom
distinguished himself by his prowess. But,
in fact, he rarely permitted the situation
to develop a fight. He prevented trouble
through diplomacy. He was an "injay
nius" man and resourceful and his policy
was that it was better to keep a man from
breaking the law than to lock him up for
a misdemeanor. So Flynn was always a
factor for peace through persuasion and
interference and suggestion, rather than
force and detention and punishment. His
experiences were varied. He refused to
be promoted, because he was not cut out
to boss his fellows. He could not suit the
politicians at the city hall and so lost his
post as watchman at the mayor s
But his superiors thought the more of him
and those who read about him now will
learn to love this little Irish club swinger,
big-hearted and wise, afraid of no one but
his smart wife. If Policeman Flynn li\es
yet in the flesh may his days be many and
his successrs in the preservation of the
TI1E DECOY. By Francis Dana. New York: John
A shrewd charlatan has secured a hold on
a New England village as a spiritualistic
medium. Determining to prosper more
rapidly he obtains, by an adroit de\*ce,
the assistance of a handsome young wom
an of the neighborhood, whom ho per
suades into the belief that she is specially
chosen by the unseen forces as their me
dium. The problem of her rescue from this
unwholesome situation, complicated by the
cross currents of a rivalry for her love
between a farmer and a city man of
wealth, leads to a series of dramatic cli
maxes. The eventual ending Is satisfac
tory. Incidentally light is thrown upon
some of the methods of the "fake" spirit
ualists who delude their patrons into ac
cepting as genuine manufactured messages
from the spirit world.
PHTTJP FREN*EAF. By Mary S. Austin. Edited
by Helen Kearny Vreeland. New York: A.
According to the author and editor of
this work Philip Freneau voiced the enthu
siasm and patriotism of the revolution.
He is regarded as one "who, born almost
a century and a half ago, had an Influence
In the colonies during their struggle for
independence that is said to have been
very great." Students of American litera
ture have known Philip Freneau as the
author of "The House of Night, The
Jamaica Funeral," "Th,:? Beauties of Santa
Cruz" and "The British Prison Ship," poems
which have been adjudged works of
somewhat more than ordinary merit, but
not sufficient to rank their author with the
great American poets. Yet Freneau,
viewed in the light of this biographical
sketch, must have long enjoyed an exten
sive popularity among his countrymen, and
by putting into verse his fierce hostility to
England and King George must have exer
cised a great Influence over the colonial
rebels of 1776. The book is rather long for
such a subject, but In view of the ardent
study of colonial and early federal history
prompted by the Sons and Daughters of
the American Revolution?to which two so
cieties the volume is dedicated?it is not
unlikely to find many readers.
THE RCOTCTI-IBlSn. By Charles A. Ilanna. New
York, O. P. Putnam's Sons.
"To the forgotten dead of that indomita
ble race whose pioneers in unbroken ranks
from Champlain to Florida formed the ad
vance guard of civilization in its progress
to the Mississippi and first conquered, sub
dued and planted the wilderness between."
This dedication will sufficiently indicate the
spirit of Mr. Hanna'a comprehensive and
interesting work on one of the proudest
peoples who have contributed to American
history. His contention is that the Scotch
Irish?the descendants in America of the
early Scotch Presbyterian emigrants from
Ireland?played a much more Important
and original part in the creation of the
new America than has been ordinarily be
lieved. In support of this position he
traces in outline the history of Scotland,
the activity of the Scots in north Ireland
and the career of the seaboard colonies in
America which had their origin in Scotch
Irish love for freedom of speech and con
science. Of late years Americans of Scotch
Presbyterian ancestry have Impressed their
countrymen with a high estimate of
Scotch-Irish integrity, activity and intel
lectuality and have organized Scotch-Irish
societies all over the United States. But
with all their propaganda it is likely to
surprise their neighbors to learn that eight
of the fifteen major generals at the close
of the revolution twenty-five of the gen
erals created during that conflict, eleven
of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration
of Independence, fifteen of tho fifty-four
members of the constitutional convention
and one-half of the Presidents were either
Scotch, Scotch-Irish or Irish from the
northern part of Ireland. Ne>w England,
according to Mr. Ilanna, was not the birth
place of American liberty. American
ideals are, in his judgment, much more
Scottish than English. Indeed, the work
seems to have been designed to contradict
the widely accepted theory that America is
an English outgrowth, and that the Scotch
are too subservient to tradition to be typi
cal Americans. The monograph is pub
lished in two volumes, and is replete with
appropriate citations from well-known' his
KATE BONNET; the Romance of a Pirate'a
Daughter. By Frank B. Stockton. Illustrated
by A. J. Keller and 11. S. Potter. New York:
D. Appleton * Co.
Mr. Stockton has harked back to ? the
seventeenth centur^ for scenes and charac
ters for his book. One of the central fig
ures Is a pirate, who would be a real pirate,
indeed, but, delineated by the stroke of Mr.
Stockton's pen, becomes a Stocktonlan pi
rate. The piracy throughout la In a meas
ure farcical, though It ends on the gibbet.
The love story is humorous and also of the
Stocktonlan character of sentimentality.
AMERICA THE LAND OP CONTRASTS; a Briton's
View of Hla American Kin. By James Fnllar
ton Mulrhead. author of Baedecker'a Hand
book* to Great Britain and the United States.
New York: John Lane.
Most European writers on America In
stinctively assume the antagonistic
viewpoint at the outset, and conse
quently And what they desire, ma
terials for scoring comments upon our
western civilization. Mr. Mulrhead has
chosen the other and, in American eyes,
more satisfactory plan of assuming that
there must be something commendable In
land which has evolved such a high state
ol society and eo many remarkable sue
cesses. Few Americans, indeed, are so well
Qualified to write Intimately about their
own land. This writer was required by his
professional obligations to study the
"states" at close range, to ascertain their
points of Interest for the sake of travelers,
to discriminate between places and sections.
His travels brought him into close contact
with the people and enabled him to Judge
shrewdly of their habits and customs. Con
sequently his "Land of Contrasts" is intel
ligently and for the most part satisfac
torily written. It is fair in that it does not
attempt broad indiscriminate generaliza
tions and while what he says now and then
may not fit a particular section and may
offend its residents slightly, there is al
ways the assurance that there must be some
ground for his observations in some part
of this very broad and diversified land.
TTIE GIANT'S GATE: n Story of h Great Adven
ture. By Max Pemberton, author of "The
Garden of Swords," etc. Illustrated by II.
Plffard. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Com
pany. Washington: Brentano's.
UNDER MY OWN ROOF: a Novel of Practical
Home Making. By Adelaide L. Rouse. Illus
trated by Ilnrrle A. Stoner. New York: Funk
& Wagnalls Company.
ALLTN WTNFTELD; a Romance. P.y George Ethel
bert Walsh, author of "The Mysterious Bur
glar." Illustrated. New York: F. M. Buckles
TOWN AND COUNTRY LI BRARY?TjOVE IN ITS
TENDERNESS; Idylls of Knoehdhu. By J. It.
Altken. New York: D. Appletou & Company.
THE COURTSHIP OF SWEET ANNE PACE. By
Ellen V. Talbott. Illustrations by Sewell Col
lins. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.
UN INTRODUCTION A LA LANGUE FRANC AISE.
Par Iioslle S. Dodge, Syracuse, N. V. Pub
lished by the author.
THE FIOHTING BISHOP: a Novel. By Herbert
M. Hopkins. Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill
THE SANDAL5?; a Tale of Palestine. By Z. Orc
nell. New York: Fuuk &. Wagnalls Company.
THE STORY OF EDEN. By Dolf Wyllarde. New
York: John I>ane.
AN OLD-TIME ORGAN.
Gift From Queen Anne Now in New
From the New York Tribune.
In Clyde, Wayne county, Is the oldest
church pipe organ In the United State?. Ad
ditional interest attaches to the instrument
from the reason that it was the first whose
pipes gave music fur the worshipers in old
Trinity, New York city. The organ is now
occupying a p'.ace of repose and honor due
to the dignity of old age in the chapel of
St. John's Episcopal Church. It has had
a somewhat remarkable career from the
time it came to the new world as a royal
gift to the day its place was taken in the
country church by a rival of more modern
The organ was installed in old Trinity as
a mark of Queen Anne's special favor to
the Englishmen who had made New Am
sterdam into New York. The gift was re
ceived with the royal command that It
should never be sold, but that when the
parish could afford a better one it should
be transferred to a church which had no
organ. After many years the old instru
ment was set up in Trinity Church, Utica,
where it was used for more than two de
cades. Still honoring the precept of Queen
Anne, although times had changed and
royal commands had little effect among the
people of the new states, the organ was
sent here In 1S4G, and from that daie to
1884 it served St. John's Church. Once it
had a narow escape, for the church was
burned, but the parishioners bent all their
efforts toward saving the organ, and suc
ceeded. When the new instrument was put
in position in 1884, the old Queen Anne's
gift was removed to the chapel, where for
more than ten years its keys have not been
touched, but the parishioners prize it
The ancient instrument Is 8 feet in height,
7 in width and 4 in depth, with one set of
keys and six stops.
Japan's National Anthem.
From the Los Angeles Herald.
Japan has, perhaps, the shortest of all
national anthems. It is called "Kimi Ga
Yo," from its first three words, and con
sits of thirty-two syllables, which count In
poetry, however, as thirty-one. The ex
ceeding brevity is due to the national fond
ness for conciseness of phrase and for
economy of expression in all forms of art.
The patriotic song is what the Japanese
call a "tanka." or a verse of five lines, the
first and third being of five, and the others
of seven syllables. Below is given the an
them in Japanese, with an English transla
Kimi ga yo wa
Chlyo no yachlyo nl
Sazare lshi no
Iwawo to narlto
Koke no inurnu made.
May onr Lord's domain last
Till a thousand years have nassed,
Twlce four thousand times o'ertold!
Firm as changeless rock, earth-rooted,
Moss of ages uncorcputed.
From the New York Sun.
A list of stone a'rehes of more than 60
meters' span is given by M. Dutreux In
Genie Civil for January 18, 1902. The great
est span is the Trezzo bridge, built over
the Adda by the Duke of Milan, Btirnabo
Viscontl, In the years 1370-77. The span
was 72V4 meters, and the bridge was de
stroyed by war in 1416. No other bridge
exceeds 70 meters, except one just com
pleted at Luxembourg. Cabin John bridge,
near Washington (18Gf>), has a span of 67.1
meters. A few European bridges have
spans over GO meters. The bridge at Ches
ter, England, Is nearly 61 meters' span.
The new Luxembourg bridge has a central
arch with a span of 84.65 meters, and two
side arches of 21.60 meters. The bridge is
16 meters wide and presents several inter
esting features in Its construction.
Beauty in Ugliness.
From the Chicago Chronicle.
"If I have been able to accomplish any
thing in my life," said a woman famous as
one of the most kindly and lovable among
leaders of the best American society, "It Is
due to the word spoken to me in the right
season when I was a child by my old teach
er. I was the only homely, awkward one in
a class of exceptionably beautiful girls, and,
being also dull at my books, I became the
derision of the school. I fell into a morose,
despairing state, gave up study, withdrew
Into myself and daily grew more bitter and
vindictive. One day the French teacher?a
grayhaired old woman with keen eyes and
a bright smile?found me crying. 'Quas-tu,
my fille?' she asked. 'Oh, madam, I am so
ugly!' I sobbed out.
"She soothed me, but did not contradict
me. Presently sho took me Into her room
and said: 'I have a present for you,' hand
ing me a scaly, coarse lump covered with
earth. 'It is round and brown as you. Ugly,
did you cay? Very well. We will call it
by your name, then. It Is you. Now, you
shall plant it and water It and give it sun
for a week or two.' I planted It and
watched It carefully. Green leaves came
out first and at length a golden Japanese
lily?the first I had ever seen. Madam
came to share my delight. 'Ah!' she said
significantly, 'who would believe so much
beauty and fragrwice were shut up in that
ugly thing? But it took heart and grew
into the sunlight!' It was the first time It
ever occurred to me that in spite of my
ugly face I, too, might be able to win
friends and make myself beloved."
Pope Leo's Joke.
Rome Letter in the Chicago Record-Herald.
That the pope's mind is bright is illus
trated by the dally experience of those
who have business with him, and his mem
ory is said to be as retentive as ever. He
also retains his sense of humor and In
dulged In a quiet little satire not long ago
at the expense of a most estimable and
pious member of one of the royal houses
of Europe. This lady, who fancies herself
an artist, painted his portrait upon a piece
of canvas, leaving a blank place at the
bottom in which she requested him to write
his autograph. When the picture was re
ceived it was such an atrocious caricature
that the members of the papal household
determined to destroy lt.but the pope would
not permit them to do bo. Taking his pen,
he wrote in Latin this inscription:
"It is I; be not afraid. Leo XIII."
The primary Sunday school teachers of
the District of Columbia are making ar
rangements to hr?ld a song service at the
First Congregational Church the afternoon
of April 20. It is desired that every school
ba represented. At a recent meeting of the
teachers it was decided to have a program
Including hymns "and the following num
bers: "HoJy City,** "Happy Are the Mead
ows," "Glory to God,:' words adapted to
the music of Lohengrin's bridal chorus;
"Welcome, Glad Easter," music of Ruben
stein's melody in F, and the national an
them. The music will be under tha direc
tion of Mrs. Bodfish, with a choir to lead
the chorus. Each school taking part is
Invited to have a separate number on the
program, either of recitation, Bible selec
tion or song, and it is desired that the
schools notify Miss L. Marshall, at the
District building, of the number of chil
dren each organization expects to bring
and the selections each department will
The banquet and fourth annual reunion
of the Lutheran Young People's I r.ion or
the city, which was postponed February
21 on account of the unfavorable weather,
has been set for Tuesday evening. March
11. at the Luther Place Memorial Church.
The musical prelude, under direction of Mr.
C. E. Beatty, will include numbers by
Misses Catherine A. Bates and Laura
Black, sopranos; Miss Irma Gertrude C-al
liahan, contralto; Mr. Albert Owen Penney,
basso, and Mr. Paul Finckel, 'cellist.
The reunion exercises will include solos
by Miss Black and Mr. Finckel and ter.
minute addresses by prominent men. The
subjects and speakers are as follows:
"Greeting From Southern Lutherans.
Representative A. F. Leves of South Caro
lina; "Scandinavia's Gift to America," Rep
resentative II. B. Dahle of Wisconsin;
"Mission of the United States to the
World," Senator Knute Nelson of Minneso
ta; "Mission of the Lutheran Church In
the United States." Rev. Dr. M. W. llam
ma; "Mission of Christian Young People,
Rev. Dr. J. G. Butler. The program will
close wit'h singing of "America," by the
audience, after which the guests will spend
a social hour in the chapel.
The monthly meeting of the diocesan
Woman's Auxiliary of the Episcopal Church
was held Tuesday afternoon at St. John's
parish hall. The large audience expressed
great interest in the address by the Right
Rev. Charles H. Brent, bishop of the Phil
ippines, and an enthusiastic meeting was
An enjoyable social, given by the Young
People's Foreign Missionary Society of
Foundry M. E. Church, was held last night
in the Sunday school room, a great many
young people of the church being present.
A pleasing program was rendered and light
refreshments were served.
Rev. Father William Riordan of St. Pe
ter's Church, Baltimore, preached the Wed
nesday evening sermon at St. Stephen's
Catholic Church this week.
The friends of Dr. G. S. Williams, pastor
of Metropolitan Baptist Church, will be
pleased to learn that he is rapidly recover
ing from a severe attack of pneumonia,
which has confined him to his bed for the
past two weeks.
The District Epworth League cabinet
held a meeting at La Fetra's Hotel Tues
day evening to consider matters in refer
ence to the coming convention to be held
here in June.
Dr. Thomas C. Earton of the Eastern
Presbyterian Church has adopted a new or
der of service for his midweek meetings,
held Thursday evenings. Instead of the
usual prayer meeting he gives a review of
the great events of the week, considered
from a religious standpoint. It is evident
the plan is quite popular with the congre
gation as an increased attendance noted.
Bishop Brown of Arkansas delivered an
address last night at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, to which a larg-e audience listened
with the closest attention.
It is reported that the official board of
Wesley M. E. Church has asked for the
Rev. Harry Mitchell, now pastor of Betha
ny Chapel", Baltimore, to succeed R^v. J.
Fred ILisse, who lias recently accepted a
call to the Fayette Street M. E. Church,
Baltimore. Rev. Mitchell is a young man
and very enthusiastic in his work, having
met with considerable success while in
charge of former pastorates. He is also
said to be possessed of a fine voice and has
considerable talent as a singer.
The Y. W. C. T. U. of Northeast Wash
ington gave an entertainment Tuesday
evening in the Northeast Masonic Temple.
The entertainment was designated as an
"Old Maids' Convention," and a great dtral
of amusement was created by the perform
ance. The hall was completely filled with
Rev. Maurice Ruben, superintendent of
the Friends of Israel Mission, Pittsburg,
conducted a series of evangelist's meetings
the past week at th?: Hal! Mission Taber
nacle. The meetings were well attended
and aroused considerable interest.
Sir John Stainer's famous composition,
"The Crucifixion." was rendered Monday
evening at St. Mark's Pro-Cathedral by
the regular parish choir <>f forty men and
boys, assisted by Mr. \V. D. McFarland,
tenor, and Mr. C. F. Roberts, baritone. A
largo audience attended the presentation
and the singers were heartily commended
on their creditable performance.
Rev. W. P. Eveland of Chambersbr.rg,
Pa., preached Sunday morning and even
ing at St. Paul's M. E. Church.
The Church Union of North Presbyterian
Chureh held its annual meeting last night
at the home of Judge Jones, 1320 11th
street. The meeting was largely attended.
This organization cares especially for the
matters of church furnishings and has re
cently devoted its attention to refurnishing
the pastor's study in a most attractive
Rev. Martha E. Curry of Ston^hnm.
Mass., successful woman evangelist, held
a series of revival meetings the past week
with the Wesleyan Pentecostal Church, of
which Rev. C. Howard Davis is pastor.
The Y. M. C. A. mass meeting for men at
Columbia Theater tomorrow afternoon will
be addressed by Henry Elliot Mutt. Mr.
Elphonzo Youngs, Jr.. will play cornet solos.
The boys' meeting at the association build
ing will be addressed by Mr. George T.
The Sunday school of the Luther Place
Memorial Church has already beg in prep
arations for its summer excursion, and
has chartered a steamer to go to Mar
shall Hall. A number of other Sunday
schools will be invited to Join them on the
Rev. P. M. Rhinelander, rector of the
Church of the Good Shepherd, addressed
the meeting of the local Girls' Friendly
Society at Trinity Episcopal Church last
Wednesday evening. Despite the inclement
weather the meeting was largely attended.
Dr. B. M. Newman's Thursday evening
lecture at the First Congregational Church
this week was on Wordsworth's "Imita
tions of Immortality.'1 A large audience
was present and listened attentively to the
The Foundry M. E. Church choir has re
cently been reorganised and Is now com
posed of Mrs. jJosejfh Chunn, soprano;
Miss Adelaide i-ynham, contralto; Mr.
Howard Butterworth, tenor, and Mr. Dana
C. Holland, basso. The choir Is rehears
ing for "An Evening With the Choir," for
Easter Sunday night.
The ladles of the First Baptist Church
had the entire floor of the audience room
recarpeted the first of this week, In readi
ness for the anniversary exercises which
have been held In that cnurch.
The severe and disagreeable weather has
Interfered greatly with the erection of the
addition to St. Martin of Tours Catholic
Church; however, it Is hoped to have it
completed In a short time. In view of the
increased number of Catholic families mov
ing into the Ecklngton section of the city
It Is feared the church, even though en
larged will be too small to accommodate
those who wish to worship there,
The Epworth League Chapter recently
oranixed at the K street mission in South
east Washinton will hereafter be known as
the Lyxm Chapter, the society being named
in honor of Rev. William Lynn, the pas
tor, who has been a diligent worker for the
upbuilding of the jnission and organizing
of the league.
A concert for the benefit of the Sunder
land memorial fund was given Wednesday
evening at the First Presbyterian Church.
The program was an excellent one and in
cluded numbers by Mrs. D. O. Leech, Mrs.
C. B. Bayly, Miss Jessie Cowling. Messrs.
Jaspar Dean McFall, William D. McFar
land and Paul Perry. A large audience at
tended the concert and it was a success in
Attendance at the regular services of the
Ninth Street Christian Church continue
large since the close of the special gospel
meetings, and new additions to church
membership are recorded every week. The
church was thoroughly awakened by the
recent meetings and the influence of the
special effort is still felt.
The Indies of Metropolitan Baptist Church
gave a "New England supper" last night
which proved a decided success. A great
many partook of the good things prepared,
and late in the evening an informal pro
gram of music was rendered.
Rev. J. Fred Ileisse of Wesley M. E.
Church recently gave his lecture, "Caught
by the Frost," at the Brookland M. E.
Church, under the auspices of the Epworth
eague. This was the second number in
the course of four lectures provided by the
The sermon at the It o'clock mass at St.
Aloysius Catholic Church last Sunday was
preached by Rev. T. B. Barrett, S. J . of
Woodstock College. His subject was "The
Power of Christ."
Mr. William J. Palmer, who for five years
has been director of the choir in Hamline
M. E. Church, has tendered his resignation
to take effect after Easter. Mr. Palmer
has been very successful with his choir
work at Hamline, and has developed a
splendid organization. He has a strong
tenor voice, which will be greatly missed
in the music of that church. It is pro
posed by the music committee to secure a
ciuartet choir in place of the chorus.
The Men's Club of New" York Avenue
Presbyterian Church was entertained Tues
day evening by an illustrated stereopticon
lecture on "Life and Scenes in the New
Northwest," given by Prof. A. L. Sloane.
At the conclusion of the lecture refresh
ments were served.
Miss Susie SorabJI, the missionary from
Poona. India, addressed! a meetirg at St.
Michael's Episcopal Church Tuesday after
noon at 4 o'clock. A large audience greet
ed the speaker and was greatly Interested
in the matter presented?that of educational
work among the natives of India.
Miss Sorabji also spoke at a meeting of
the Missionary Society of the Church of the
Covenant Tuesday morning.
The Churchman's league lecture at
Epiphany Church Tuesday night was given
by the Right Rev. Chas. H. Brent, bishop
of the Philippines, on "The Place of the
Holy Sacrament in the Divine Ministry of
Grace." Bishop Brent gave a most able
address, and the large audience was
greatly interested in his talk.
A reception will bo given Miss Louisa S.
Weightman next Tuesday evening by the
members of the Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union at their home, No. 5*22 Oth
street northwest. Miss Weightman was an
officer in the union for many years, and is
now visiting in the city.
A social under the auspices of the two j
Christian Endeavor societies in the Kellar :
Memorial Lutheran Church was held last \
evening. A good program was rendered !
and refreshments were served.
A moving picture entertainment was j
given last night at the Eastern Pres'oy- j
terian Church under auspices of the Church i
Society. The church was completely filled
with people, who expressed their apprecia- j
tion of the views presented.
Rev. M. B. Birrel gave an address on
"China" at the foreign missionary prayer
meeting at the First Congregational
Church Thursday night.
The Epworth League of Trinity Meth
odist Episcopal Church recently had an in
teresting program called "An Evening j
With James Whitcomb Riley," in charge
of Mrs. L. B. Fents.
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At the civic council of the Yo-mg Men's j
Christian Association last Saturday night
Justice Harlan of the Supreme Court dis
cussed the "Qualifications of Suffrage,"
according to the laws of the United States.
There was an unusually large attendance,
and the young men were ably instructed.
The large lecture room of the Metropoli
tan M. E. Church, C street and John Mar
shall place, was the scene of a most de
lightful occasion on Wednesday evening, it
being the annual banquet of the Metropol
itan Bible class, an organization connected
with the Sunday school of that church. The
room was handsomely decorated with
American flags and potted plants and the
tables were ornamented with candelabra,
shaded with the class colors and flow* rs to
correspond. The table was arranged in the !
shape of the Roman letter U and the speak
ers of the evenihg were placed so as to be
seen by all.
Professor Oberholser acted as toastrmas- j
ter. "You all know," he said, "the hL-tory
of this class. Its growth has been phenom
enal from a mere handful. It has grown
within two years to a membership of near
ly l?i<}. This wonderful growth is due to
the united support of the members. We all [
have the interest and welfare of the class 1
at heart, and I hope that the success that !
has attended our efforts in the past is but i
the beginning of the success of th^" future." j
Rev. Luther B. Wilson, pastor of Foundry
M. E. Church, spoke briefly. He urged the
young people to unite their energies with
the cause of Christianity and to labor
zealously for the upbuilding of the great
church of which they were a part. The Y.
M. C. A. eiuartet, consisting of Messrs.
Leonard, Hall, Sellers and Holland, sang
Mr. Geo. F. Tibbitts, interstate secretary
of the Y. M. C. A., spoke eloquently upon
"Individual Responsibility." He recited
several incidents that had come under his
personal observation. "There is no power
so great on earth," he said, "as influence,
and no duty so serious to contemplate as
individual responsibility. You may be able
to do something which no one else could
do as well as you. Do not neglect your op
portunity. prepare yourself for the work,
and with the help of the Christ, do your
best for His cause."
Judge Thos. H. Anderson responded to
the toast, "Our Class." Judge Anderson
was at one time president of the class and
is still a member. His remarks were con
fined largely to an expression of interest in
the growth of the class and in wishing it
Mr. William C. Eldredge, superintendent
of the Sunday school, spoke of "The Sun
day School." He said the church had every
reason to be proud of the Sunday school,
and the Sunday school to be proud of such
a band of young people as composed the
Metropolitan Bible class, and he hoped the
interest and enthusiasm would continue tin
til there was not room to accommodate the
people who came.
Mr. Jesse R. Potbury delivered a very
eloquent address on "The Past, Present
?and Future." As Mr. Potbury Is a member of
the class, he too pictured a glowing fu
ture for It and spoke of the past triumphs,
the present glories and the future possibil
ities of such a band of workers.
Mr. John V. Hamilton spoke on "Our
New Members." "Our membership Is al
ways changing," he said. "We have a few
of the old members with us, but the ma
jority are new. From the old we derive
stability, but from the new must come the
virility. I venture to say the influence of
the Metropolitan Bible class will be felt in
every state of the Union." He paid a high
compliment to the administration of the
class and the way the various departments
of work was being conducted.
Mr. A. P. Tasker was the last speaker of
the evening. His subject was "Success,"
and he pictured an Ideal character. "The
qualities and attributes of my ideal," he
said, "are such that they can belong to the
ladies as well as the gentlemen, and I rec
ognize that the feminine element of this
most magnificent organization Is exceeding
ly strong. So It should be."
Among those present were Rev. Luther
B. Wilson, Mlse Lou Wilson. Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Eldredge, Mr. and Mrs. B. J, Uhl
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Mrs. Roudybush, Mrs. Herbert San ford,
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Belle Reeves, Lillian Ruddick. Clara Milli
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The executive committee of Christian En
deavor societies assisting in work among
the soldiers at Fort Myer held a meeting
Tuesday afternoon in the parlors of the
Young Men's Christian Association. Mr.
Edward Tarring made a report as treas
urer and custodian showing that the socie
ties had completed payment for a piano
purchased a year or two ago for use at the
fort, and each society received a certifi
cate of stock showing its share in the own
ership of the instrument.
The Christian Endeavor societies of the
following churches are engaged in this
work and have representatives on the com
mittee: E Street Baptist, First Congrega
tional, Vermont Avenue Christian, Mount
Vernon Place Methodist Episcopal and
Central, Covenant, Gunton-Temple and
New York Avenue Presbyterian. The chair
man is Col. G. W. Balrd and the secretary.
Major J. L. II. Wlnfield, both of the War
Those societies co-operate with Chaplain
C. C. Pierce in holding services at the fort.
The Endeavor prayer meetings, which have
heretofore been held Sunday and Wednes
day evenings, will now be held Wednesday
evening only and the chaplain will conduct
the Sunday night service. Besides the re
ligious meetings, the committee arranges
entertainments at intervals of every month
or two for the pleasure of the soldiers. On
the evenings of the Endeavor meetings a
large coach is sent to the Georgetown
bridge to convey the young people from the
city to the fort and back again.
The'prayer meeting last Sunday evening
was conducted by the Christian Endeavor
ers of the Church of the Covenant, and
Wednesday evening by those of the Ver
mont Avenue Christian Church. Chaplain
Pierce seems very zealous in his work and
popular with the men, and the Endeavorers
express appreciation of his cordiality.
The Young Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union has inaugurated a series of "at
homes" for young women. They are held
every "Wednesday evening from 8 to 10
o'clock in their parlors, 522 (Jth street north
west. For next Wednesday evening the
Anna Gordon "Y" has secured Mr. H. C.
Obtrholser to give a talk on "Birds." Mrs.
B. C. lienney and Miss Thill will furnish
n usic. , The phin of entertainment is in
formal and all young women are welcome.
Bishop Edward G. Andrews of New York
will preside at the annual meeting of the
Bsltimore conference of the Methodist Epis
copal Church, which will be held In Baltl
Ready Wednesday, March 19.
more April 2. Very few ohanges are antici
pated in the pastorates of the city churches,
as the present pastors are giving satisfac
tory service, and harmony prevails gener
ally between congregations and ministers.
The Men's Club recently organized at the
Eastern Presbyterian Church held a meet
ing Wednesday evening and transacted
business pertinent to perfecting a perma
nent organization. The temporary officers
are Mr. Charles G. Morgan, president, and
Dr. W. F. Gatchell secretary. The club
will hold a business meeting Wednesday
evening, March 12. when a constitution and
by-laws will be adopted and the organiza
tion completed. The club has thirty-five
charter members and promises well.
McKendree Epworth League held a com
bined business and social meeting last Fri
day night. The program included a piano
solo by Miss Alice Smith, vocal solos bjr
Mrs. A. Conway and Miss Rachel Murphy,
and recitation by Miss Annie Boyd. Mrs.
S S. Culbertson, as chairman of the mercy
and help department, reported that during
February the committee had made 118 calls
on the sick, 87 social calls, 5 calls on be
reaved families, and had sent 0 letters of
comfort to the sick. Mr. H. A. Ison, dis
trict fourth vice president, took part in the
meeting last Sunday evening.
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Our private belief ia t?.at Commissioner
Damrell Is jogging along hand-ln-hand with
Madame Truth when he says there isn't an
"absolutely safe" hotel in Boston. But it
is also a bedrock fact that some Boston
hotels are very much less unsafe than
others. Some New York hotels, too, and
Philadelphia hotels and Washington hotels.
The proposition holds good of ?very big
city in the onlted States and of several
hundred small ones.