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A train load of Raster brides and Easter
grooms! Who ever heard of such a thing?
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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.
Special Services for the Patients at the
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
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."
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.
briaf Urn kwt
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
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.

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