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And yet it Is claimed that Washington has been the destination of many such visita tions in the past, and may even witness the phenomenon tomorrow. Trainmen run ning between this city and Richmond desig nate as "The Matrimonial Special" a cer tain excursion train which starts from the Virginia capital Easter Monday morning, and. stopping to take on passengers at va rious points en route, reaches this city in time for the egg rolling on the White House grounds. It is so named because in for mer years the Easter day train has brought scores of youthful couples here who have either come with the intention of getting married in Washington or "get the matri monial fever" after they arrive. If the weather is fair this evening and tomorrow, it is stated on pretty good au thority. the annual Easter matrimonial In undation may confidently be expected. The train referred to is supposed to get in Mon day afternoon and not to return until Tues day evening. This gives the happy couples nearly two days to enjoy their honey moons. I.et Washingtonians be on the alert tomorrow, therefore, and ooserve the conditions. Let their feel not wander into secluded by-ways, nor their eyes gaze into cozy nooks. lest they disturb some cooing pair and spoil the brief bliss of two loving young hearts. Not All From Richmond. AH of the brides and grooms do not come from Richmond. Many young people living in towns along the railroad, or near it, take advantage of the spirit of the occa sion and lose themselves in the many. They know they can coo and bill to their hearts' content without being "guyed" when so many others are striving for the oppor tunity to do the same thing. The man on this train, or the woman, who is without a side partner is more likely to be the one who is guyed. The unengaged man or woman may pause before buying a ticket on "The Matrimonial Special " There arc several theories explanatory of this queer custom. Easter time has. of course, been a good "marrying lime" for ages past, and Washington is well known as the favorite city of all prospective brides. Therefore the combination?Washington and( Easter! It is too much to resist, and Washington ward tiock the lads and lassies at the joyous season. The railroad authorities have no record of "The Matrimonial Special" on their books, but ask any veteran engineer of the road and he will tell you this story is true. "I carried up nearly a hundred of 'em once." said one yesterday, in the hearing of a Star reporter. It is therefore possible that Washington will entertain fifty such couples tomorrow and Tuesday. And what will the ministers and justices of the peace do? It will doubtless be a case of "first come, first served." There will be no objection on the part of either clergyman or magistrate, however, to losing part of a holiday if the young gentlemen only bring plenty of cash with them. PRINCETON CELEBRATES "OLD NASSAU" JUBILATES OVER VICTORY ON THE DIAMOND. Princeton celebrated its victory over Georgetown on the diamond yesterday af ternoon by a smoker last night at Rauscher's, at which nearly one hundred of the alumni and students of the famous "Nassau" were present. The affair was a practical repetition of many other similar functions, and was given by the Princeton Alumni Association of Washington to the visiting base btll team and the friends and admirers of those giants of the collegiate athletic field. There were graduates present Who have been fifty or more years away from the old halls where they once participated in the games of the times, and there were young sters who have yet the brand of the un dergraduate on their caps. But the elders vied with the young fellows in their en thusiastic hails to "Old Nassau," and they ail sang the old songs with a vigor and lone that showed that the spirit of the university and of the attending joys was far from being a lacking quality. Songs and Toasts. College songs were sung and college toasts drunk, and the festivities lasted until the Easter dawn, when, with common con sent, a parting was had in a final song and a toast to the good old times when they were all boys together. There was noth ing set about the program, and every man enjoyed himself as he felt most inclined. Many of the men who were there have been for years participants in like ban quets, for this was a banquet in that it was a feast of wit and food and drink, and whenever a familiar name was mentioned there was a cheer and occasionally a col lege yell that awoke the echoes. Following the collation that was spread over a horseshoe table there were several addresses, and they one and all praised the bridge that had carried the speakers over the uncertain and shaky load of knowledge. There were flags of the coun try and of the college, celebrating a victory on the athletic field, and' posters of college men who have won fame on those fields, and there was. best of all, according to the boys who have trained under him, one Jim Robinson, the trainer of this year's still un defeated base ball team. He "also spoke," and he told them of what he hoped for them and what he felt for them, until every man there old graduate and youngster, cheered him until his bronzed cheek took on that rosy blush of girlishness of which so much is written. The Responses. Henry E. Davis acted as toastmaster, and called upon several to speak as they felt inclined, only advising them to make their remarks tit the occasion. There seem ed to be little need of this suggestion, for every man was a Princeton man, bred and nurtured in the bone, and he made his re marks coincide with his feelings for the old alma mater. Those who were called upon by Mr.-Davis included the following: Dr. Hildebrand, Jim Robinson, Victor KaufTmann, A. B. Kelly, Wallace McLane, and Wallace Neff. and the following were among those present: Henry E. Davis. H. F. Mitchell, Charles D. Fowler, V. B. Hal nan. Max C. J. Wiehle. Louis Wiehle, U. Thomas Dunlop. O. C. Reynolds. E. O. Waggenhurst. R. C. Wilkins. Edwin M. Slanton, N. K. Fox. 11. E. Newman. E. F. Butler, E. D. Townsend. F. G. Townsend, H. P. Townsend. F. S. Granger, E. A. Bal loch, L. L. L.. French. William Springer, Oliver S. Metzrott, James L. Norrls. jr.; A. B. Duvall, jr.; G. W. Kelly, H. C. Stewart. Orville Ecker. C. D. Voorhis. Henry V. Tui loch, E. S. Brady. R M. KaufTmann, F. B. Fox, E. C. Heald. Henry B. Muun, Harry Munn, John I.. Smith. Foster R. Greene. Fied Kruse. F. C. Mattliai. R. S. Brinker hoft. John Brewer. Wallace D. McLean. Frank Evans and H. M. Suter. Funeral of Adam Geib. Funeral services over the remains of Adam Geib. whose death early Thursday morning was announced in The Star, took place yesterday afternoon at his late resi dence on Wine avenue. Hyattsville, Rev. C. J. Mayo, rector of Plnkney Memorial Church, officiating. The pallbearers were Messrs. George Jones and Joseph K. Rose of the surgeon general's office. Washington, where deceased was employed; Capt. Wallace A. Bartlett and J. S. McFarland, members of G. K. Warren Post, G. A. R., and William Giusta and W. W. Van Loan. The re mains were interred at Congressional cem etery. Besides his widow, who was a Miss 9pear of Washington, the deceased leaves four children?Mrs. W. W. Payne, Miss Anna Geib and Messrs. Robert U. and Courtney Geib. Atlas for Star Readers. The G. & C. Merriatn Co.. publishers, have arranged to give Star readers a chance to secure a copy of Webster's International Dictionary, of which they are publishers. They offer the work to a few people on reasonable terms, aa will appear In an ad vertisement In another part of The Star, which bears a coupon, with all informa tion. NEW DOUBLE TRACK MT. VERNON ROAD IMPROVE MENTS APPROACH COMPLETION. Th* roadbed for the new double track of the Washington. Alexandria and Ml. Ver non railway Is nearly completed from the siding at Spring Park, just west of Alex andria. to the siding near Braddock Heights, a distance of about a mile, and within the next week, it is -thought, the laying of the new track, which will con nect these sidings, will be started. A con siderable portion of the grading has also been done from Braddock Heights to Lloyd's, and workmen are now employed In moving the poles that support the trolley wires, in order to make room for the new track. The ties and rails which will be used in the double tracking have been distributed along the line of the road from Four-Mile run to Alexandria, and there will be no de lay for want of material when the grading is completed. Within the next three weeks or a month the trains will he using the por tion of the new track nearest to Alexandria and it is expected the work will be com pleted in July. When the double tracking is finished be tween Alexandria and Four-rnile-run, the laying of the additional track from Arling ton Junction to the south end of the new highway bridge over the Potomac will be gin. This will be a much more difficult piece of work than is the double tracking of the road at the Alexandria end. for not only has the Columbia road in Alexandria < county to be bridged, but the long trestle and All over the Little river, back of Jack son City, will have to be widened to ac commodate the second track. This work, it is expected, will be completed early in the coming fall. With the completion of the new highway bridge and its double track and the double track to Alexandria, the Washington, Ar lington and Mt. Vernon Railway Comp*ny will be able to give a superior service, it is claimed, and avoid many of the vexa- , tious delays that have been causing fri-;- I tion between the railroad management and j the people of Alexandria who have to pa tronize the ro'.d. The four new motor cars, which were ordered from the Brill shops In Phi?\dei phia over two months ago. are now com pleted, and are expected to arrive here some time during the week. They will at once be taken to Four-Mile run to have their motors installed, and will be placed in service as soon as possible. As has been stated, they are slightly larger than those now in use. Besides these new cais motor 17 has been recently rebuilt and equipped with four fifty-seven-horsepower motors, and motor 7 is now in the shops and will also be re built and equipped with the improved power. Several other of the old motor cars are in the barn at Four-Mile run be ing overhauled and put in order with im proved equipment for service on the road during the summer. It is stated that the new company that now has control of the Mount Vernon road will make every effort to put the road in condition to give good service and to please its patrons. WAS GUEST OF HONOR DR. GRENFELL ADDRESSES THE UNIVERSITY CLUB. Dr. William T. Grenfell. apostle of prac tical Christianity and Christian commer cialism, who hails from the bleak shores of Labrador, was the guest of honor at the University Club last evening, and, after an informal reception this interesting medical missionary entertained the members of the club with stories of his varied experiences in the north. Some men are doctors of medicine, others are doctors of law or phil osophy and some are doctors of divinity. Dr. Grenfell is all of these, and his mission to the people of Labrador is humanitarian. He preaches to the fisher folk, when they need religion, he amputates a limb when it is necessary, or he builds boats and stands watch on the bridge or the bow, as the weather demands. It was of these experiences that lie talked last evening. The reception was looked after by Mr. W. W. Hite, chairman of the house committee of the University Club. Dr. Grenfell was introduced by Professor Walcott, director of the geological survey. Secretary Taft of the War Department, who is president of the club, was detained at home because of an earlier engagement, but the other officers were out in force. Dr. Grenfell spoke with a pleasing Eng lish accent, not at all marred because of his long stay with the plain fisher folk of Labrador, most of whom, by the way, are of English stock. His work was Instituted in l?rj, and Is one of the most important branches of the interdenominational work carried on by the Royal National Mission to Deep-sea Fishermen, with headquarters at London. Objects of the Mission. The objects of the mission, as given by Dr. Grenfell, are: "To mitigate and im prove the condition of the fishermen of the coasts of Labrador physically and ment ally by all practicable means, and to meet many urgent needs for 'which heretofore there has been no provision, especially in affording them the -benefits of modern sur gery and medicine. To carry to them the tidings of God's love in our Lord Jesus Christ and in every possible way to pro mote and minister to their spiritual wel fare." The present officers of the Lrniversity Club, by whom Dr. Grenfell was received, are: President, Wm. H. Taft, Secretary of War; first vice president. George B. Cortel you; second vice president, Charles D. Wal cott; secretary. Ralph P. Barnard; assistant secretary, Isaac R. Hitt, jr.; treasurer, Isaac H. Saunders; assistant treasurer, H. A. Pressey, and librarian, A. P. Greely. The council, which is the governing body of the club, is composed of Messrs. Taft. Cortelyou, Walcott, Barnard, Hltt. Pressey, Greely. Saunders. Wallace D. McLean, Geo. O. Totten, jr.; Dr. D. T. Day and Gardiner Boothe. The house committee, which had charge of the reception, is composed of Mr. W. W. Hite. chairman; Marion Thompson. R. J. Watkins. Charles E. Howe and John K. Stauffer. Receiving Census Figures. Major Sylvc ster has received the census returns from several of the precincts, but the figures have not >et been compiled. The reports from the business sections show that these sections are about holding their own as compared with the census taken in 1X!)7. It is believed that the returns from the sixth precinct, which includes part of the business section, will show a slight in crease over those of eight years ago. The returns from the outlying districts are not yet in shape to tell just what the result of the enumeration will be. It Is estimated that the census will show a population of something like 300,000, as against 277,782 eight years ago. Seriously Injured by Fall. William Washington, an elderly colored man. whose home Is at 1240 Madison street northwest, fell from a new building at 1523 Levis street northeast yesterday and was seriously Injured. He was taken to the Casualty Hospital, where the surgeons dis covered he had sustained a fracture of one arm and a scalp wound. His Injuries are such that he will probably be confined to his bed some time. On Railway for Repairs. Launch No. 22, belonging to the United States coast survey service, is hauled out on the marine railway at Bennett's boat yard to receive a new propeller while In preparation for her going into service mak ing surveys along the river during the coin ing summer. No. 22, with an unnumbered launch of the survey service, haa been given a thorough overhauling at Bennett's since last fall, both of hull and other wood work and of engine, and will in a few days leave here with surveying parties aboard who are gathering data for new charts of tht Potomac to be issued aooa. * In order that you may become better acquainted with our * oaptmont I We make this great offer for one week onfiy, Aprifl 24th to 29th. ?! ?i 4 H ?i ?i H ?t ?* ?I ?4 -f 4 4 4 4 4 ?S" ?r *v ir 4 fcs every cash pur= chase in our Stationery Department amounting to $10 or more Free, a $2.50 Sterling Fountain Pen. With every cash pur= j a chase in our Stationery | A f. V Department amounting | Fountain or more ] pen Cut out this Coupon and present it when you make a cash pur chase and receive a Porno tale Peo Free under the above terms. 4?' i 4? 4 4> 4? t 4 4 4 4? 4* 4* Arlington Carbon Paper,all colors, Setter and legal size, per box, $1.00, 1100 sheets. Something new. PLATSNA PENS. All kinds of points to suit aoy hand, 60c. per gross. Bond TYPEWRITER PAPER, letter and legal size. Excel lent grade. 40c. per ream, 500 sheets. 12 H)1 ?9 627=629 La. Ave. 62?=63<0> D Street. ON THE RIVER FRONT PREPARING RIVER CRAFT FOR SERVICE?OTHER MARINE ITEMS. The auxiliary sloop Margaret and the power launch Alma will complete overhaul ing and painting at Reagan's boat yard to morrow, and will be put overboard ready for service. The boats will be used for pleasure cruising on the river. The sloop Rover, which has recently been equipped witli a six-horse power gasoline engine at Cumberland's boat house, has gjne into commission. She was taken out for a trial trip Friday, and developed a speed of about eight miles an hour. When her machinery Is limbered up it is expected her speed will increase. The power launch Iola is to be hauled over at Reagan's as soon as the boats now on the railway are put overboard, for clean ing and painting of hull and for repair work to fit her for making pleasure trips on the river. The Iola is owned by Mr. E. Hagenbuckner. The dealers in fish at the wholesale mar ket on the 11th street wharf are anticipat ing dull times in the fish business for sev eral weeks after the Lenten season is over. About 250.000 herring and about 700 shad were received yesterday by the dealers at the wharf market, and prices were lower than at the morning sales, and are ex pected to be considerably lower during this week. There is building at Solomon's Island, Md., shipyard a 1,000-ton barge for the P. Dougherty Co. of Baltimore, and when the barge is completed it will be used for carry ing coal and other cargoes from Baltimore and Philadelphia to this city and other ports on Chesapeake bay and its tributaries. The new barge when completed will be one of the largest vessels of her class in service. The steamer Samuel J. Pentz, which for the past twelve years has been carrying excursionists to River View and other points on the Potomac, will not be In serv ice this year. She is now lying at the American ice wharf, but will shortly leave for Baltimore, where she will go to a ship yard and will be made a new steamer. The tug Marion Cameron, built at Balti more about a year ago for service on the Potomac, towing sand and gravel-laden scows for the Potomac Dredging Company, has taken up the work temporarily until another and smaller tug can be obtained. The Cameron, it is stated, is too large a boat for the work and will pay her owners better when employed in general towing on Chesapeake bay. The tug is now making dally visits to this city, towing barges laden with sand and gravel from Mattawoman Creek, Md. General Marine News. The British bark William Black, which has completed the discharge of her cavgo at Alexandria, will sail in tow of the tug William H. Yerkes, jr., for New York, where she will obtain a cargo. Under the marine laws of the United States the Black will load a cargo for a foreign port, as she is prohibited from carrying a cargo from one port in the United States to another. The overhauling of the pile-driving ma chine belonging to Carter & Clark was com pleted at Bennett's railway several days ago, und the boat was launched. As soon as some repair work to her machinery is completed the machine will go into service. The tug Sandow of Baltimore has arrived here with the coal-laden barges Edward Fay, James T. Easton, John I. Brady. Geo. B. Roberts and Clara J. Pugh from Balti more. and the York from Philadelphia, the barges bringing in all about 3,300 tons of hard coal. Among the articles shipped to Fort Wash ington from the St. Asaph, Va., station of the depot quartermaster's office yesterday was a large ambulance fully equiped for service. The ambulance was loaded on the steamer Bstelle Randall at Alexandria and taken to the fort. It is to be used during the maneuvers of the coming summer. The bugeye Uemuel Kirwln, with a cargo of lumber aboard from a river port, has arrived for the dealers, and is lying at anchor in the stream. The Eliza Ann, Richard Tall and Mag nolia are In port with cargoes of cord wood from Potomac points. The tug Radiant is In port with an oil laden barge (No. 77) in tow for the Stand ard Oil Company. The barge completed the unloading of her cargo yesterday and sailed for Baltimore. The schooner Carrie is lying at the wharf, foot of 6th street, to unload a cargo of lumber. The steamer Harry Randall is being cleaned and painted, preparatory to the opening of the River View excursion season next week. The .schooner Carrie Wright, with a cargo of pine lumber aboard, has sailed from Norfolk for this pert, and is expected to arrive here within the next day or two. For locomotive purposes last year Eng land consumed 9,251,563 tons of coal, Scot land 1,790,758 tons, and Inland 357,002 tons. EASTER AT ST. ELIZABETH'S. Special Services for the Patients at the Institution. The lesons of the Eastertide are to be pictured to those who are being cared for at the Government Hospital for the Insane, and the story of the resurrection will be recalled to them not alone by the religious ceremonies that take place this afternoon, but symbolically as well by the Blaster lily which this morning in generous num bers graces each ward, infirmary and building where they dwell. The flowers were supplied by the officials of the hos pital from the Institution's greenhouses. An exquisite floral display, which wilf hardly be equaled in the city, has been arranged. The annual exercises incident to the cel ebration of the festival will begin In the assembly hall of the hospital, on the third floor of the old central building, at 3 o'clock p.m. Rev. William E. Parson, D.D., pastor of the Church of the Refor mation, Pennsylvania avenue and 2d street southeast, will conduct the service and will preach, his theme being "Immortal ity." The patients will assemble in their. respective buildings at the sound of the great bell, and, accompanied by the hos pital attendants, will proceed to the hall. The members of the medical staff will be in attendance to see after their comfort and disposition. The commodious hall bears the impress of the florist's skill, with its attractive and costly array of Easter flowers, palms and hothouse plants. The large stage has been artistically treated, with pulpit in the center, while five floor pyramids of flowers adjacent thereto complete the dis play. Delicate fringes of maiden hair fern with asparagus, spirea, vari-colored hya cinths, narcissus, cinnerarias, calla lilies and scarlet sage have been intermingled with beautiful effect, forming a massive bank of flowers, while above all. in the center, tower prominently the immaculate Easter lily. Marguerites and tall palms form the rear decoration. In the embrasures of the windows are tulips, marguerites, jon quils, hydrangeas. The last-named also form a handsome stage setting. The program to be carried out is as fol lows: Choir. "Christ's Victory." Danks; hymn 30, Diademata; scripture reading, Rev. Dr. Parson; choir, "I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes," Stearns; prayer. Rev. Dr. Par son; flute selection from Mendelssohn; hymn 2X9, Walt nam; sermon, Rev. Dr. Par son; solo. "Calvary." Rodney; hymn 298. Worgan; benediction. The choir of the Gov ernment Hospital, which will be directed by Prof. Edward T. Davis, with Mrs. Eliza beth Nelson as organist, will be assisted by Mrs. Charles Linger, Mr. Daniel C. Sir.ithson and Mr. Watson Isaac. All day yesterday preparations were in | progress for today's exercises, at which probably 700 inmates will be present. Numerous flowers were forwarded to the various wards, none being forgotten, there to remain until the bloom is no more. School Teachers Visiting Washington. A party of about 2.W fcchool "marras" from the schools of Buffalo and western New York arrived here yesterday morning from Norfolk on the steamer Newport News, which made a special trip from Nor folk for them. The teachers spent a part of the day visiting the points of interest here and in the afternoon a number of them visited Mt. Vernon. Alexandria and Arlington. They will leave here by rail today for Buffalo. Since leaving home the party has trav eled through the west and visited Rich town, Newport News and Norfolk in Vir ginia before coming here. A party of over a hundred teachers of the schools of this city will leave here over the Norfolk line Wednesday night next for a trip to Yorktown and Jamestown. Cremation in England. "There are nine crematories," ?<ays United States Consul Mahln at Nottinham, "In active operation in Great Britain. Statistics demonstrate that cremation is making headway slowly in that country, and it Is believed that the feeling against it, whether founded on religion or senti ment, is gradually weakening. While the public is slowly becoming accustomed to the Idea of cremation, it shows very little interest In the subject. This is laid partly to ignorance and partly to the stricter re quirements as to certificates, etc.. than in cases of ordipary burial. In 18B4 a law court held that unless explicit instructions had been left in the will an executor is not competent to cremate his testator. The ground of the decision was that every one is entitled to Christian burial, and that cremation is not Christian burial. Thus it appears that only enthusiasts for hygiene who make the stipulation themselves are cremated. It is a request that testators generally hesitate to make and one which they are inclined to forego when they think of the feelings of their relatives who are usually strongly attached to the older plan of burial. The advocates of cremation have had the misfortune to lose in the death of Sir Henry Thompson the most powerful champion of the ohm." BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO. Commemoration Tuesday Next by the Texas Society. The Texas Society is making .arrange ments for the commemoration of the sixty ninth anniversary of the battle of San Jacinto. The celebration will take place next Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Typographical Temple. The committee ot arrangements lias prepared an elaborate literary and musical program, which will include a welcoming address by Mr. W. H. McNlel, acting president of the Texas So ciety; chorus, "The Flag with the Single Star," Mrs. Oscar'Wirklnsdn', Miss Mary E. Wild, Miss Blanche WTlmoth, Mrs. C. H. Clifford, Mrs. Bert V. Wolfe. Mr. P. W. Kern, Mr. Bert V. Wolfe. Mr. Ed. Hay wood?accompanist, Miss Clara E. Reed: address, "San Jacinto," Seth Shepard, chief Justice Court of Appeals, District of Co lumbia; flag dance. Miss Dorothy E. Wolfe, accompanist, Mrs. Bert V. Wolfe; address, "Sam Houston, the Hero of San Jacinto," Rev. John Lee Brooks; solo (selected). Mr. Francis P. Heartsill; reading. "Tributes to Texas,". Mrs. Mary Manly Haywood; (a) Extract from the speech of Mr. Joseph W. Bailey in the United States Senate, Feb ruary 7. 1SX)5; (b) From the valedictory ad dress of Mr. Anson Jones, president of the republic of Texas, upon the inauguration of the new state government, February 19. 1845, and recitation. "The Chariot Race," Mr. Don Carlos Ellis. The exer cises will be followed by dancing. The committee of arrangements consists of Gustave Bender, Henry Clay Wilmoth. C. H. Clifford. Warner Wilmoth. Mrs. C. H. Clifford, Mrs. Oscar Wilkinson, Mrs. Bert V. Wolfe. Reception committee?Dr. Oscar Wilkin son, S. Jos. Ripps, P. M. Kennerly, Bert V. Wolfe, J. D. Currie, Thos. Jones, Adolph Amman, Cortland E, Overaker. Change the Date. From Christian Work and Evangelist. It is to be hoped that the renewed ef fort which is being made in Washington to change the date of inauguration day back to April 30, on which date Washing ton was first inaugurated, will be suc cessful. Moved to action probably by the death of the venerable Senator Bate from exposure on that day, a number of pub lic men in Washington and elsewhere have determined to ask the Fifty-ninth Congress to do what the Fifty-seventh should have done?and came near doing ?that is, to rob inauguration day of its present terrors and discomforts by push ing the date forward from March 4 to April 30. Four years ago Congress seemed on the point of yielding to the demand for a more seasonable inauguration day, the Senate having passed by a unanimous vote Senator Hoar's bill providing for the change; but at the last moment certain members of the House judiciary commit tee objected to the lengthening of the short session, the committee of citizens and governors divided on the question of sus taining the Hoar measure as it stood or consenting to have it tinkered with, and the session ended with the resolution still slumbering on the judiciary committee's calendar. Now, as we have said, the ef fort is to be renewed. Governors and state legislatures will be once more appealed to for support. Mr. H. B. F. Macfarland. one of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia and chairman of the committee, announces that plans for an April inaugu ration will be submitted to the new Con gress as soon as it assembles. The plan properly changes the presidential and con gressional terms to conform with the change in the time of inauguration day. We trust the next Congress will pass the measure at an early day: it will probably be subject to the peril of defeat if, as here tofore, the matter is put off to near the close of the session, when there is a wild scramble to pass the greatest number of bills in the shortest period of time. Fifteen Cents for a Cook or a Maid or Butler. "SUrWaatAfc briaf Urn kwt Uf." ITALIAN MERCHANTS APPEAL FOR REHEARING?OTHER CASES. Gabrien Flutie and Abram Flutie, two Syrian merchants who were some time ago convicted of the larceny of J7 from flat where they had gone to sell shirt waists, appeared in Police Court yesterday before Judge Scott: and through their at torney. Campbell C*rrt*?tor>f asked for a new trial upon the grounds that they hope to take away all stain r>f the (conviction formerly recorded against ttwm. Judge Scott granted a new trial and an early date will be arranged for the hear ing. Mr. Carrington. in behalf of the joung men. presented statements df their Sunday school teacher th?t they attended Sunday school regularly; of merchants In the city who knew them, that they had always placed the greatest confidence in the boys, and of others, telling of their ?r? one. These defendants"'went^to th^fit sWn UTs0^ ThT , WrtUn^ 10 her^a *5 p?ZS?&?, K & H chair to get The money for the waist The 57 ?&?.?%??.??? ?to..TS,.,pp*ron"! " " 11 >???< ?-T?.'S woman ,lves at No. 3U 1314 street northwest, is drunk about all the time and v usually under the influence of cocaine yesterday she was in a drug store and she trade"for Cocaine"'" Wh'Ch She wlsl*d "> down for six months. nt John Schneider, chareed with SffiSftEJE? rourt .aid ^e?"Unon^e % ^^T^k' judge, and I want a chance." He wis irii-?n place.n?e ty ?t his formerTofti^ [ Court Jbe?ore^Judge* ^imbiu veV'0!^ | the third fo'^^th'e^h^slciTn ^oVthree Works" following: out his avowed policy of im posing a heavy fine for auto violators. Ira W. Kline, owner of the Royal laun dry, was brought into Police Court be fore Judge Kimball yesterday to answer an information for violating the smoke law preferred by Inspector Wollard. who had been watching the plant chimney Mr. Kline explained that he was havin a new chimney put on. so that he could imposed8 ^ Th'rty d?laRi ^as the?flne John M. Barnes, colored, was hrmwht into Police Court before Judge Lott ^s SZr F?ora?hWer ? tW? rhar?^ "f lar . these offenses Barnes will he In"one ^1} for the next ninety days. In one ca.se he was convicted of takliiK rSr,"11' ?f ourtalns and some it ? 7' ,k by Jo,;ph Mobley. all valued convict erf ,TC?rd case the P"soner was vahlid ai ^ larceny of one cowhide, valued at *4, and owned by John Johnson. The case of John Johnson, charged with u?*bef ?" ?^,wife* Mary E. Johnson. came SL?^5. W J"d8e Scott In the Police Court yesterday, but when the case was called fnrfl!t8iw?<m? that, Johnson Preferred to S11,'1? collateral rather than come into court to defend the case. *C?rdJ"? to the story of his wife, John son hit her while she was holding her baby in ner arms, and he unintentionally hit the baby on the side of his head. Biachoff Concert. At the BischofT concert at the First Con gregational Church Tuesday evening twc cantatas will be sung by the church chair. with sole numbers by the quartet; "Lela wala," a legend of Niagara, by Hadley ano "The Song of the 3*11," by Romberg. Thij concert promises to be one of the mo* Interesting and attractive of the course and, It is promised. wUl be a fitting conclu t? what has been an enjoyable series It Is the last ooneert of the season.