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44 OPENING" BRIGHTENING WINTER DAYS. The wintry scene without makes the Palais Royal "Opening" the more in viting. The prospective summer girl of 1904 is here?picking out the daintiest of dress materials. She is enraptured with the new Organdies. 3^c 18c 9c C7Be?t of new French Organdies, in correctly large fruit and flower designs, are a price sur prise at 38c yard....So is 18c for the new 25c American Organdies and 9c for the 12V4C quality.... With the saving In cost and the advantage of first choicc, tho prospective summer girl of 1004 is in her glory?on this second floor of the Palais Royal... .Overheard this morning: "I'll have my dresses made up now, use them for evening and later for outdoor wear." 1904 IMPORTATIONS* Drap Quilaine .25c Scotch Ginghams ?,...23c Dotted Moussel!n?. 29c French Organdy 36c Poplin Glace 38c Kmbroidered Mousseline 4?c Printed Vestliigs 68c 39c Challles, 29c. Newly beautiful?a Sou venir of the Palais Royal "Opening" that will be long remembered. 1904 PRODUCTIONS. Organdy Lawns ?c Mercerized Taffeta 10c Mercerized Ginghams 12V4c Imported Effects 12V4c Woven Madras 12%c Perfection Organdies 18c Danish Cloth 25c 59c for the new 75c Silks. ANOTHER "OPENING" SOUVENIR. The new Satin Foulards of 1904... .New Messaline Taffeta and Taffeta Royal... .Satin Liberty and Peau de Cygne... .Black Teau de Soie, Taffeta and Peau de Cygne... .The best of 75c Silks at 59c yard... .To avoid overcrowding the second floor supplementary tables have been located on first floor. "Opening" Souvenirs m Lace Department. c 1?c 98c toc Lace. 20c Lace. $ijjoJLacei In gathering the new $50,000 stock of Laces the "buyer" had his eye open for just such bargains as now offered. Five cents a yard generally mesns trashy laces?these are best 10c laces for 5c. Usual 20c quality is only 10c yard. The 18-inch Lace All-over at 98c a yard are still better bargains. z-. Ribbon Girdle Belts Are the Latest. MADE TO ORDER HERE. And a new $20,000 stock of Ribbons is here. Some of the art effects are surpassingly fine,?the new floral ribbons, for instance. And note that 50c and 68c will buy the best of these new 75c and <>8c ribbons,?the "buyer" saw them at the latter prices in New York's most exclusive stores. NEW LININGS. NEW EMBROIDERIES.. 10c, S 3c, 119c, WORTH 20c TO 40c The new $1.">.0(I0 stock is supple mented with the maker's sample pieces. These are bargains that can come but once a year. This year's distribution will -jnd only too soon. NEW TRIMMINGS. 29c, 35c, 50c, WORTH 40c TO $t. In this offering are the new gold braids, embroidered linen and Persian medallion trimming. Take elevator to 3econd floor and enjoy an inspec tion of the new trimmings of 1904. 116c, 25c, 35c, WORTH 2Qc TO 40c. Dressmakers will appreciate these opening souvenirs: 16c for 2ilc Glit ter Silk; 25c for 30c Mercerized Sat een and 35c for Duchesse Silk Lining. All the new spring shades arc here. 25c Nickel= SOAP DISHES BRUSH HOLDERS. TUMRLER HOLDERS. TOWEL BARS. Bath Room Fixtures for SOc. The sale of Richly Decorated Chinaware continues until to MATCH SAFES. 10Co morrow evening. Cups and Saucers, 15c kinds 10c Cups and Saucers, values up to 35c 19c Plates, all sizes, some worth 25c.. 12c Pen Trays, 35c value i.- 15c Teapot Stands. 35c value 25c Salad Bowls, 35c value 25c Sugar and Cream Sets, SOc value.30c Tea Strainers, 49c value 30c Candlesticks, 49c value 35c Fish and Game Plates, 6?c value.49c Comb and Brush Trays, 85c value.60c Syrup Jugs, with saucer, 98c value 65c Milk Jars, with Saucer, f?8c value.OOc Cracker Jars, 98c value.. 65c Chocolate Pots, $1.98 value 11.25 Chocolate Sets, 14 pieces. $3.59 sets $2.50 Fish Sets, 8 pieces, were $3.25. .$2.25 Fish Sets, 13 pieces. $10.rW sets. .$6.00 Game Sets. 13 pieces, $S.49 sets. .$6.00 Game Sets, 13 pieces. $14.98 sets.$9.00 Ice Cream Sets, 13 pieces, $3.49 sets $2.49 Today's Rain Dampened This Sale. THE H. B. CLAFLIN CO.'S STOCK. Art Rugs and Mattings are being distributed at prices that will represent a loss of some thou sands of dollars. The explanation was given in yesterday's Star. Enough to add today,?that the Palais Royal and its patrons can be congratulated on the best values of a lifetime. 'j? Tapestry Brussels Rugs, CX 6x9 feet. $10 Talue Tapestry Brussels Rugs, CQ 09 9x10 feet, $15 value Tapestry Brussels Rugs, 9x12 feet, $20 value All-wool Smyrna Rugs. 0x7 feet. $12 value $14.98 $8.98 All-wool Smyrna Rugs. C tj i 7i,xlOV4 feet. $18 value All-wool Smyrna Rugs. C| A no 9x12 feet. $25 value v?C?.yO $2.89 $1.98 Jointless Matting, plain, checks and pialds, 2lc J TI/ _ value MA/jC Jointless Matting, heavy, 25c value All-wool Smyrna Rugs, 3x6 feet. $4 value Carpet Design Matting, re versible. 30c value All-wool Smyrna Rugs, 2%x5 feet. $3 value Superior 35c a yard China Matting for only extra j gc 19c 21c Arrived Just in Time to Get in The Star. $1 GARMENTS FOR 6qc. Silk-like Black Skirts, and new style Ruffled Corset Covers, as illustrated. Such garments at 69c will sell too quickly. Only one of each to each purchaser,?in order to create as fair a distri bution as possible. * 1 1 * I 3?: afe | 39c Were 75c. Ladies' All-wool Eiderdown and Flan nelette Dressing Sacques and Kimonas; plain colors and striDes. $1.98 Wer^K Children's Cloth Coats, sizes 1 to 6 years. Hurry for an early choice. $5 Were $io. Velvet and Fine Cloth Coats, lace, braid and button trimmed. Black and colors; 1 to 6 years. $3 Were $6. rich styles; Peter Thompson, Russian and College Dresses, all-wool cheviot, serge, etc. Sizes 4 to 14 years. Palais Royal, A. Lisncr, Q & llth Sts. NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING. Capt. Chester Harding to Inspect the Specifications. captain Chester Harding, assistant to the Kr.gineer Commissioner, who has direct ? I large of the matters connected with the construction of the new Municipal building for the District, will go to Philadelphia ni>xt Kriday to review the specifications for tit*) foundations for the proposed building, ?which have just been prepared by the archi tects, Cope &. Stc-wardson of Philadelphia. After an inspection of the specifications Captain Harding will suggest any changes dee.med necessary in order to conform to the District building regulations and the views of the District authorities, after which the specifications will be printed and bids for the construction of the foundations wilt be advertised for. It Is expected that the advertising for bids for this part of the work will begin about the middle of next month at the latest. The plans for the foundations and the plans for the building will be prepared sep arately and will also be awarded In separate contracts. When the preliminary work con nected with the foundation plans has been disposed of the specifications for the build ing Itself will be taken up. . The materials out of which the structure .in to be built have not as yet been selected. .This feature of th* work will be decided on (later. OBJECTED TO "SFIGOTY." Porto Si cans Disliked the Term Ap plied to Them by Soldiers. Special Corre?|><MMi?H)re of Ttw KveuiiiR Star. SAN JUAN, P. R, January 19. 1904. Deference to the sentiment of Porto Rl c.iiik has caused a Chicago Arm to eliminate a new word from their latest edition of Webster's dictionary. The word Is "Splg oty," a nickname for Porto Ricans. which came Into vogue with the landing of the American troops in 1896. Authorities differ as to how It was started. Some folks say It is a corruption of the oft-put query of the soldiers. "Speaka de English?" or of the native reply, "No speaka de English." Others declare it is a corruption of "spa ghetti." Be that as it may. the word "Splg oty" Is now very often used by Americans here In speaking of the natives. Some months ago the Chicago firm men tioned sent samples of their new dictionary to San Juan, and their local agent tried to have the books introduced in the schools of Porto Rico. The objectionable word ap peared, and there arose a storm of protest from both natives and Americans. Com missioner of Education Lindsay refused to consid& introducing the dictionary, and the Chicago Arm was notified of the sltu^lon. The publishers, at considerable eflfnse. have stricken out the word, and the last steamer In from the states brought dic tionaries In which "Splgoty" does not ap PROPOSED APABTMENT HOUSE. Senator Proctor's Improvements at Vermont Avenue and K Street. Senator Proctor of Vermont was a caller at the District building today, seeking in formation relative to the building: regula tions of the District. It is understood that he is contemplating the improvement of his property at the northeast corner of Ver mont avenue and K streets by the erection of an apartment house. Quite recently Senator Proctor enlarged his holdings by the purchase of a couple of residences fronting on K street and adjoining on the east the corner which he has held for some years. ? Sons of America Install Officers. Camp No. 2, Patriotic Order Sons of America, had its annual Installation of offi cers for the ensuing year in the Mariners' Temple, on Water street, Last night. Dis trict President Samuel Maston was the in stalling officer and the #jw officers are as follows: President, T. E. Skinner; vice pres ident. Charles Oibson; master of forms. John White; recording secretary, W. K. Brown; assistant recording secretary, Charles Brown; financial secretary, Wm. O. Snow; treasurer, J. R. Sutton; conductor, Charles Rodgers; Inspector, William Pad gett; guard, Henry Ashford; chaplain, J. Lusby, and trustees, O. W. Webber, Au gustus Beillck and O. R. Maxwell. APPEAL TO CONGRESS ADVOCATES-, OF GOOD ROADS BE FORE TEX COMMITTEES. V Brief Session?" of Organization Held Thi? Morning?Address by Mr. - George H. Maxwell. o After srgesftion at the Raleigh Hotel last ing only about half an hour this morning, the committee representing the good roads advocates o?4he country adjourned for the day. in order to have time to present its cause to the committee on agriculture of the Senate and the same committee of the House of Representatives. Before adjourn ing for this purpose, however, a short ad dress was made to the delegates by George H. Maxwell of Chicago, exceutive chair man of the National Irrigation Association. Mr. Maxwell stated that he was heartily in favor of the present movement to secure national control of the roads of the United States through a bureau proposed to be es tablished in connection with the Depart ment of Agriculture, or In some other ade quate manner. An invitation was extended for the meet ing of the Good Roads Association In Port land, Ore., in 1S*?. No business was transacted at the ses sion. In fact, aside from the organisa tion and election of officers, there Is little to be done but to call upon the mem bers of Congress and the President to urge the carrying out of the plan. The first part of this program was carried out yes terday afternoon, and the calls are being made today or were made last night. This will leave little business for the final ses sion, which will be held tomorrow at 10 o'clock in tbe banquet hall of the Raleigh. Subcommittee at White House. A subcommittee called at the White House this morning to arrange for the re ception of the entire committee later in the day. The President will receive all the members at 4 o'clock. The delegates went before the Senate committee on agriculture and forestry at 10:30 o'clock this morning. At 2 o'clock they called upon the House committee on agriculture. This morning every state but twelve had a representative here, and there were also men representing large commercial and in dustrial interests. Addresses Yesterday Afternoon. Senator Latimer of South Carolina and Representative Brownlow of Tennessee, who introduced good roads bills in Con gress, addressed the delegates yesterday afternoon, and each urged them not to favor any special bill, but to stand solid for government aid to the good roads move ment. and to strive for a law whereby the government would defray at least a third, if not one-half, of the total cost of better ment of the public highways. Senator Lati mer said he and Representative Brownlow were of different politics, and that politics should be eliminated from the question. He urged the delegates to say to Congress this was. the first time the farmer had come seeking government aid, and If con gressmen opposed the good roads move ment he urged the delegates to defeat them at the polls Secretary Wilson made a brief address, In which he told what the Agricultural De partment had done in the way of gathering anil disseminating Information as to road building., He said the time had come when Congress1 should enact laws for the better ment of the public highways, and he prom ised that the department would execute energetically and efficiently any law on the subject that Congress passed. The committee, after quite a discussion, decided to stand on the St. Louis resolu tions in the hearing today. Delegates Present. The following Is a list of the delegates to the convention who had registered today: Alabama. W. M. Drenned, mayor of Bir mingham: Arkansas, H. L. Rommel, Little Rock: Arisona, B. a. Fowler. Phoenix; California, C. B. Booth, Los Angeles; W. M. Bunker. San Francisco; Colonel John P. Irish, Oakland; Colorado, I. W. Abbott; Connecticut, James H. McDonald, president state highway commission, Hartford; Dis trict of Columbia; W. W. Millan; Illinois,W T. Beatty, Chicago; Dewltt W. Smith, chair man of the Illinois state highway commis sion; George Parsons. Cairo; Iowa. T. G Harper. Burlington; Kansas. C. F. Heisler, Kansas City; Kentucky, J. C. Van Pelt, sec retary Kentucky Good Roads Association Louisville; New Jersey, Robert J. Muker! assistant state engineer, Trenton: New York, Frank T. Wilcox, Syracuse; Halbert P. Gillette, assistant editor Engineering News; John C. Wright. Rochester; North Carolina, P. H. Hines. president State Good Roads Association. Winston-Salem; Nebras ka. J. L. Minor. Red Cloud; R. W. Richard son and H. T. Clark of Omaha; Minnesota, George W. (fooley, Minneapolis, president 8tate Good Roads Association; W. M. Hays of St. Paul, president Minnesota Agricul tural College: Ohio, Martin Dodge, director office of public roads inquiries, and J. F. Brown of Cleveland; Oregon, J. H. Scott, president State Good Roads Association, Salem; Jefferson Meyers, president of Lewis and Clark Exposition Corppany of Oregon; Pennsylvania. Frank Bower, president Pennsylvania Road Drivers" As sociation. Philadelphia; M. D. Swisher, Philadelphia; L. M. Haupt Philadelphia, appointed by Governor P^nnypacker; John 8. Scirtly. Pittsburg; Rhode Island. Robert B. Treat, highway commissioner. Provi dence; South Carolina, F. H. Hight, Colum bia; Tennessee, J. B. Tilllbrew. Nashville; S. C. Lancaster. Jackson; Texas, J. H. Bright. Beaumont: Washington. Snmuel Hill, president Good Roads Association, Seattle; West Virginia. J. HL Stewart, sec retary Goods Roads Association. Morgan town; Wisconsin. W. A. Walker. Racine; i Maryland, John P. Jones. S. M. Shoemaker. Baltimore, chairman of Maryland Road League; Dr. William Bullock Clark, Dr. H. F. Reld, chief division of highways; A. N. Johnson, state highway engineer; H. II. Klinefelter. Queen Anne County Road League; W. P. Plckford, Baltimore county; R. K. Rawlings, Cecil county; E. P. Gibbs, Prince George s county; Edwin A. Seldewitx, Baltimore county, president Maryland Farmers' League; W.W.Crosby, general su perintendent Baltimore city parks; R. W. ( Sylvester, president Maryland Agricultural | College; W. Irving Walker, Queen Anne county, vice president National Road j League; John T. Jones of the Maryland i Road League: Charles H. 8tanley. Mary land Road League; Franklin Weems of the Maryland Road League: De Courcey W. Thompson of the Maryland Road League. SECRETARY ROOT THE GUEST. Farewell) Dinner Given to Him at the Metropolitan Club. Secretary Root of the War Department was tendered a farewell dinner last night at the Metropolitan Club by Secretary Moody. Secretary Root will be succeeded as Secretary of'War In a few days by ex Governor* Taft of the Philippines, who la row on his way. across the continent from the Philippines. Twenty-ene covers were laid and all the guests were present. They were as follows: Secretary Moody of the Navy Depart ment. Secretary Root of the War "Depart ment, Admiral Dewey of the navy. Rear Admiral Taylor, Rear Admiral Kenny. Rear Admiral Higginson, Lieut. Gen. Chaffee of the army. Gen., Bates Assistant Secretary Darling ot the Navy Department. Assistant Secretary Oliver of the War Department, Senator Hale, Senator Proctor, Senator Spooner, Senator Allison, Senator Lodge, Representative Foss, Representative Gros venor. Representative Dalzell, Representa tive Hull. Representative Sibley and Mr. Paul Morton. Arraigned on Two Charges. William Douglass, a grocer, whose age was given as thirty-two years and a resi dent of Southeast Washington, was a de fendant In the dock at the Police Court this morning on the dual charges of assault and disorderly conduct, preferred by Mrs. Mary Volpa, a neighbor. When arraigned Doug lass pleaded not guilty to each of the charges, and asked that a jury hear the as sault case. His request will be granted, and hearing of both, cases was postponed unll a later date. His counsel. Attorney Chase, made the necessary arrangements, and Douglass was released on $100 security for his appearance when wanted. SECOND AND GREATER WEEK OF HAHN'S BIO SHOE-SALE Every day that you let pass decreases the cream of our great stock of up-to-date, guar anteed shoes, which we're CLOSING OUT at such remarkable bargain-prices. The second week of our great MIDWINTER CLOSING SALE opened with more and bigger bar gains. It'll pay you to lay in the family's shoe-supply for months to come?but to do so you must come IMMEDIATELY. Women's Closing Bargains Rubber-Shoe BARGAINS. Little Shoe-Snaps Single and double Sole $1.50 Vlcl Kid Laced and Button Boots, mill- -j? ? > ? tary or Cuban s)! OU heels, at ? 3^ $2 and $2.50 grades fine Kid and Patent leather Evening Slippers, in Straps /f> * a q or Tiea. leather or % | AL?4 wood heels, at Kxcellent $2.50 grade Patent Colt and hand-welt a ? <-??=? Cork Sole Kid and || 5^ / Box Calf Boots at Qi/ u 1 Over 20 up-to-date Styles of good $3 quality hand turn or welted fine Kid, ? Velvet Calf and ^ guaranteed Patent si ]r leather Boots at... * Child's 40c. Rubbers, Sizes 7 to | (V ,ytl Women's 50c. Storm and Low Cut Rubbers. in broken Sizes... *r9C? Boys' 50c. and 00c. stout Rubber Overs, Sizes 2% Tni? to 5 xyc? 10c. Warm Hair Insoles, per pair. Men's nnd Women's handy Bath ]l Slippers Ba5L? Warm Cloth gaiters for men or women Babies' leather Sole Vicl Kid Button Boots, sizes 3 fl to ? 1 Men's good quality Rubbers, Sizes 10 to 12 Women's and Boys' $1 wool lined Buckle Arc tics. Sizes to 8. Men's $1 heavy dull finished rolled- '7?r edge Rubbers... Men's $1.25 warm lined Arctics and Storm Alaska 4S^r Overs Boys' and Girls' stout Calf half heel Laced Shoes. n ? olaes 12 to ?. This ?4/f* Week only Boys' and Girls' $2.00 Box Calf high cut Storm weather?and wear-proof Laced ? Boots. Sizes 8 to$][#|5 Regular $2.50 grade Vitalic and Box Calf Girls' and Boys' Dress and Storm ^ _ Shoes, Sizes ll'-i to Sa 1J n1\(n) 5^?This Week oP* 11 Double and Triple Sole Box Calf and Sterling a 4 . 0 Calf Laced Shoes. % U A good $2 values, at 11 ? ? 200 Pairs of the famous "Re gent" $.'! hand-welt Box Calf I^aced ? This Week $2.25 All our leather-lined Vicl Kid and Velvet Calf $3.50 finest made /jo r? Laced Shoes. This ?iD* Child's red House Slip pers. sizes to 2 Babies' 73c and $1 fur-bound Velvet Bootees a n d 'S.'Jc Mt Juliets ... A tableful of Wom en's $1.25 to $2 Satin. Velvet and n? Kelt Juliets at In HMH H ? 3 Reliable Shoe Homses, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES TO BE HELD TOMORROW. Some Rumors as to Proposed Changes Denied by Officials of the Institution. Tomorrow there will be held at the Cath olic University the annual meeting of the trustees of the institution. The regular meetings of the trustees and the archbish ops of the church are held in the spring, and this meeting of the first-named body Is to be held for the purpose of preparing a schedule of the work that is to be done at the regular meeting. Each of the regu lar meetings of the trustees and archbish ops is for one day only, and at that time there is such a vast amount of work for the body to perform that a special meeting of the trustees in advance Is necessary. Car dinal Gibbons, as the chancellor of the uni versity, Is at the head of the trustees, of j whom there are seventeen, and all are ex pected to attand this meeting. The voluntary contributions that have been made by Catholics all over the United States for the benefit of the university, and which began last fall, will be continued for ten years, a' the end of which length of time it is believed that the Institution will have been placed on a paying basis, both as to financial and numerical strength. No Plenary Council. There was a rumor to the effect that a plenary council of the church was to be called for the purpose of enacting church legislation Intended for the benefit of the university, but this is denied at the uni versity by members of the faculty, who say that no such action has been contemplated by the trustees or any one else connected with the institution. A plenary council, it may not be generally known, requires about a year to bring together. Its mission is to revise the Jaws of the church within the jurisdiction of all the members of the council, and in order to call one all of the archbishops and bishops of the church must draw up a petition to Rome asking for the call. Before signing such a petition every archbishop of the church would necessarily wish to study the case and determine if any changes in the church laws were required for his diocese. The last plenary council was held in 1884, and the last one previous to that time was in 18fitl. Changes in the h?ws of the church were at those times made that were deemed necessary by reason of the growth of the church and the different changes in Its membership. No such alterations are thought to be at this time necessary, and there will be therefore no plenary council this year, at all events. No Changes in Faculty. Another question that has been agitating the public mind In some quarters was the change in the affairs of the university that was suggested by the rumor to the efffcet that the Jesuits and Dominicans, either or both, were expected to take charge of the faculty chairs. Instead of having them oc cupied by laymen, as is the case at present. At the university it Is said that no such contemplated change has come to the knowl edge of the authorities. At the meeting of the trustees this week there will be nothing definite from the contributions for the benefit of the university, the order having only gone forth last fall, and there not having been time for a satisfactory accounting of even a part of the funds that hare been con tributed for that purpose. It is believed, however, that the contributions have not been as large as was expected, and it is also known that the active membership of the students' rolls at the university is not as gratifying as it might be. West End Auxiliary, W. C. T. TJ. The West End Auxiliary, Woman's Chris- I tlan Temperance Union, was entertained 1 last evening by Mrs. M. V. Noerr, 2143 K street nortfrwest. At the business session, Mrs. Ruth M. G. Pealer presiding, devotion al exercises were conducted by Mrs. A. S. Taylor and Mrs. Ramsey. Reports were given by Mrs. S. C. Irwin, recording secretary; Mrs. Carrie Fernandez, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. M. V. Noerr. treasurer. Mrs. Clinton Smith, superintendent of legislation; Mrs. C. C. Case, superintendent of literature; Mrs. Carrie Fernandez, superintendent of Sun day school temperance, and Mrs. Berry, evangelist, gave reports of work in their departments. Mrs. L. D. Clark, district superintendent of mothers' meetings, was present and gave a talk on the success of the Mothers' Club and the Increase In the "cradle rolL" Two members on the "roll" were reported for West End Union, and Mrs. Frances D. Ramsey was elected superintendent of that department. Mrs. Torrey, superintendent of mothers' meetings. North Capitol Union, told of the increase of interest along this line of work, and stated that North Capitol has a "cra dle roll" membership of twenty-two. Notice was given of an evangelistic serv ice to be held at the W. C. T. U. building. 522 6th street northwest, at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 31, conducted by the district su perln:endent, Mrs. Gallagher. Mrs. W. W. Nairn of Brookland was elected to membership In-West End Union. A song by Mrs. Nairn and a sketch by Mrs. Clinton Smith of her experiences while organizing a union in West Virginia closed the exercises of the evening. A social hour followed and refreshments were served by the hostess. Among those present not already mentioned were Mrs. Catching. Mrs. Rttgg. Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. David Kiker. Mrs. Jennie Biker. Miss Meany, Judge Taylor. Mrs. McGtue. Mrs. Greist, Mrs. Swan of Scotland and Mrs. Hodge. EAGER FOR STATEHOOD. Arizona People Do Not "Want to Be Coupled Up With New Mexico. Mr. Sims Ely. Phoenix. Ariz., is at the Arlington. Mr. Ely is managing editor of the Arizona Republican. He talked enthus iastically today of the territory. "The sentiment for statehood." said Mr Ely. "is rife in the territory. The people are thoroughly aware that certain politi- i clans favor the admission of Arizona and New Mexico as one state, but are unani mously opposed to any such proposition and feel that Arizona alone should be admitted to the Union as a state. It Is the opinion in Arizona that the territory has a superior class of citizenship. In expressing such an opinion, however, we do not mean to dis parage our sister territory. It is well known that the white population of Arizona is greater than that of New Mexico. "The people of Arizona fully expect to be admitted to the Union in the present ses sion of Congress. We do not, however, think the admission will take effect for a ? year and will, of course, have no say in the approaching presidential campaign. The interest In the election In Arizona will, how ever be as great as in any state of the I'nio'n. In the republican councils of the j territory. Mr. Roosevelt is very popular. | "The prospects of the territory from a | mining standpoint are Inestimable. In the near future, it will lead the world In the production of copper and gold. The pro duction of gold showed a marked increase recently and everyone is proud of the ter ritory. "As Is well known tin? people of Arizona are also much interested in irrigation. There are at present more than six hundred miles of main irrigation canals in the valley of the Salt river. There are also several hun dred mileS of lateral canals. The work of constructing the Tonto basin reservoir by the government 1s rapidly progressing. When completed, it will coyer an area of twenty square miles and will place 300,*)00 acres of land under irrigation. It is esti mated that the cost of constructing the reservoir will be $3,000,000." Installation of Great Chiefs. | At the meeting of the Great Council. Im proved Order of Red Men of the District of Columbia, held at Society Temple, 5th and G streets northwest, Monday night, the following great chiefs were Installed: Great sachem. J. E. Payne; great senior saga more, D. J. Marvin: great juftior sagamore, W. S. Dodge: great prophet, Jas. A. Madi son. jr.; great sannap. J. F. Gerhold; great irJschinewaz. J. G. Deponai: great guard of the forest. M. T. Imlay; great guard of the wigwam, G. W. Vaughan; great represent I ative, D. A. Dugan. The following committees were appointed: legislative, W. H. King. H. W. Eno, I*? Nichols; credentials. A. H. Feathers. C. F. Dickey, C. H. Evans; state of order, D. J. Marvin. W. S. Dodge. E. Levis. H. A. Wall: returns and reports, A. D. Shaw. G. | f B. Sudworth. W. H. Wilson; degree of Pocahontas, Archie Thompson. W. H. Mann. C. F. Fuller: finance. F. W. Kahlert, J. Wheeler. W. B. Garner; judiciary, H. Tilling. G. Babcock. N. Bunch; court of appeals. S. H. Jncobson, ^. C. 1ft hite, J. J. Caylor. Chapter of Accidents. Edith Taylor, twenty-one years old. was treated at the Emergency Hospital this morning for an injury to her foot. The in jury was received by her foot being caught in an elevator at 339 Pennsylvania avenue northwest. Mrs. M. A. Smith, forty-one years old. living at 1915 9th street northwest, slipped and fell on the sidewalk on 9th street near her home this morning. She received a slight scalp wound. Policeman Webber as- i sisted her home. I Columbia car 310 struck a wagon owned 1 by T. J. Nevltt at North Capitol and H streets this morning. Frederick Dyson, colored, who had charge of the team, was slightly hurt. No other damage was done. i Denies Charge Against Him. Charles L. Veit. a painter, wm arrested today by Detectives Parham and O'Brien and taken to the tenth precinct station on a charge of embezzlement. The painter was arrested at his home. 734 Whitney ave nue. upon a warrant sworn out fcy his em I ployer. Charles Ernst of 22 R street north 1 west The defendant is alleged to have failed to account for $182 of-hls employer's money, but denies the charge. Mechanics' Lien. 5202?Van Ness & Scherer agt. Frank M. Hatley, lot 4, block 6, Fort Saratoga addi tion to Brookland, 100.80; attorneys, Balder ston & Smith. The Output of Cement and Mies. A statistical report Issued by the census bureau says that for the year ended De cember SI, 1902, the cement manufactured in the United States amounted to 25,753,504 barrels, valued at $25*166.380. The produc tion of mica for the year 1902 was valued at <U8.M0. PASSED BY SENATE BILL TO AMEND INCORPORATION OF EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Relating to Power to Hold and Dis pense Funds?Dependent on Ac ceptance by Diocese. The Senate lias passed a bill to amend : the act of incorporation of the Protestant i Episcopal Church of the diocese of Wash ington. The amendment provides that sec tion 2 of the act shall read as follows: "That the said incorporation shall have full power and authority to take and hold subscriptions, contributions. donations, grants, devises or bequests in money, real estate or otherwise, which heretofore havo been made, or which may hereafter be mado for the purpose of an episcopal residence, diocesan house, church colleges, church or parish schools, churches or mission chapels, and for the purpose of creating a perma nent fund or endowment for the support of the episcopate In said diocese, and to or In behalf of religious, missionary, charitable . or educational agencies' uses or purposes now existing or hereafter to exist, under the Jurisdiction, control or sanction of s:ud convention within the limits of said diocese, the annual income from which shall not ex ceed $l<H>,0t*>, and the same to Invest and the proceeds thereof to apply for the pur poses aforesaid as may from time to time be deemed most expedient, and to appoint. In its discretion, an executive committee or other trustees, boards or agencies, by what soever name or names they may be desis nated, to administer such funds or property J in such manner and form and with such authority as the said corporation shall from time to time prescribe: | "Provided, however, and always, That in such administration the respective funds shall be kept distinct and separate: that each fund shall be held liable only for obligations that may have been incurred in Its own proper behoof; and that the prin cipal sum or amount of such subscriptions, contributions, donations, grants, devises and bequests for permanent endowment of the eusicopate shall be at all times in | \ested in some safe and profitable stocks, mortgages, deeds of trust, or other securi ties. and the expenses of administering the same, the salary of the bishop and other charges shall be payable and paid only out of the annual interest, dividends or j profits thereof: "And provided further. That unless th:s amendment shall be accepted by resolu tion of the convention of the said diocese at its next annual meeting, and a copy of such resolution of acceptance, certified bv j the secretary of the convention, be tiled for record with the recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia within sixty days thereafter, the same shall become void and of no effect." Sunday School Class Formed. The home of Judge and Mrs. Frank U ' Campbell, 14:i9 Howard avenue. Mount I Pleasant, was the scene last Saturday evening of a largely attended reception, the visitors being young men invited to meet Prof. William R. Vance of Columbian Uni versity and Mrs. Vance. Judge and Mrs. Campbell were assisted in receiving the guests by Mrs. W. E. Buell, Mrs. M. Ross Fishburn, Miss Mary E. Pond, Miss M. Louise Sleman and Miss Libtse Flahavlnn. After the guests had assembled Judge Campbell, in a few weU-chosen remarks, introduced Rev. M. Ross Fishburn. pastor of the Mount Pleasant Congregational Church, who stated the object of the gath ering. Mr. Fishburn announced thit Prof. Vance had consented to assume charge ot a young men's Bible class in the Mt. Pleas ant Church, and that the young men present had been invited to meet on this occasion to plan together for the inauguration of the work. Prof. Vance was then intro duced, and outl ned briefly a tent itive plan of work for the cla^s In the near future. Mr. James E. West. sui>erintendent of the Sunday school of the Mount Pleasant Church, also spoke briefly. Mr. William K. Quinter was unanimously chosen secretary of the organization. A buffet supper was served, during which there was an informal discussion of the ?lans. Sunday morning last, at 10 o'clock, the first meeting of the class was held in the auditorium of the Mount Pleasant Church, and was attended by twenty-six young men. Charles Peoples, convicted in Wytheville. Va., of the murder In November last of John Seagle, has been sentenced by Judge Fulton to be hanged March 25.