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Begin HMoodwati New York?WASI Department IReady=to=We The ''Francis' mE have just received a made after the style "Francis" of Paris. 'I a ver\ full-plaited skirt and lavender. specnaa vaiiue, Special attention is called to our cr Suits, made of lawns and chambi and striped effects, and in smart, bee W e mention four excellent val each: Lawn Shirt Waist Suits, with tucks to form yoke and straight tucked back; fullplalted skirts: assorted colors. $5.75 each. Wnite I.nwn Shirt Waist Suits, elaboratetrimmed with lace and embroidery: allover lace yoke and full-plaited skirt trimmed with lace and tucks. $v75 each. w e arc also showing a splendid suitable for graduation, commencem effects in two-piece and "Princess" and white. Beautiful sheer and fluf laces and fine embroideries. Especi; $A8o50 to $ New Washable 1 COMPLETE assortment is TLvJ Ducks and Linens, in a er< U Vil I tractive combinations. Sfl.SO to $ New Black 1 E' show a splendid col l( ((||1 Coats, in and some are severely pla elaborately braided. S36.SO, $118.50, $211.1 We have also just received a r Coats, in full length?that reach to and comfortable ; all sizes; Special valtae, New White I GZf E are showing some ve (\ I \ 1 'Enable New White S< length (down to just b< and others are full and plnKnratpli' cillr ar | \_7 1V?I , I ' I I IV 1 II 1 V IUI^ I t I I >_ ? 1 Ulllt III Specoa! value, New Gloria /?r^\ l"R collection of new Rainpn ft y complete. The new "Js" lei in navy, black, gray, tan and back effects: all sizes. ic s_n ti vauiuie, Seml=Tailoredl ME have made special eflfo and Summer Suits an* newest and smartest iv exclusive. Many novel and attractive effec there are some especially beautiful graduation, commencement and gen At $12.50 each. Women's Fine Kngiiyh Rep Pony Jacket Suits, skirts and jackets braided to match. In assortfd shades. Als > White Duck Tailor-made Suits. length jacket, some tight-fitting, others semi-fitting: all with full-plaited skirts. At $22.50, $23.00, $30.0 Exceptionally handsome models rately trimmed with fine laces and 1; effects. A splendid assortment of sh heliotrope, gray and all white. Third floor. CI st. Sale of Cowha Alt the Manuffa srr-t /s. / \ i ' tt t i r"p \ \*r\t \ *r? .i Al iiainAunwi me a! 1 have consummated the pi hide Suit Cases, which we usually pay for them. These cases are the popular 2 straps, riveted, and best brass lock. $3,95 each. Reg We also offer in connection wit! 24-inch Reec A Third Less Tt These are very li"ht in weicht, lock and leather corners. F.specialh S2?5,5 eaclh. Regrj5 Bas^nient. Equitable Bldg. New Steamer or Traveling Riags7 \ 'ST received a new assortment of Steamer or Travel_ \) ing Rngs. in choice me' ditim and dark color tones. Navy blue, brown, tan, Oxford, green and black on one side, with harmonizing plaids on the other side. k These rugs are not only indis pensable for ocean travel, but they .make nice porch and lawn rugs, and yart excellent to have in the summer *c6ttage and camp. $5.00 and up. Vgq*s Stor*. Main floor. F *t. ning Today, and Continuing Until Fur ^2L?tbr?$l ML ilNGTON?Paris. of Womeim'g ar Oarmeots. ' Jumper Suit. M splendid quality of All-linen Suits, of the jumper suit, modeled by hey are embroidery trimmed, have and are shown in white, blue, pink $ 115.00 each. collection of Shirt Waist and Jump ays, in plain white and neat figured oming styles. ties, made of sheer lawns, at $5.75 I.nwn Jumper Suits, in assorted striped effects; full-tucked jumper without sleeves; full-plaited skirt, finished with tucks. 35-75 cacl1I,awn Juniper Suits,'trimmed with straps; full cap sleeves: full-plaited skirt, trimmed with folds; assorted striped effects. each. T %J 9 collection of Thin Summer Dresses, ent and general summer wear. New styles, in the dainty summer shades fy effects, elaborately trimmed with lily attractive styles. 38?'GKQ> each. Walking Skirts. nn?' tx?incr clirm-n ini-lllflino- T.awns. ,,v/" "^"'b .. .., cat variety of styles and in many atBO.dMJ each. 'affeta Coats. lection of new Clack Taffeta Silk lengths, and in full loose effects; in tailored, while others are quite iw amen esicUo ie\v lot of Black Gloria Silk Long the bottom of the dress; made full , $25.00 each. Serge Coats. ry smart effects in Women's Fash?re:e Coats. Thev are mostly "\i" ?lo\v the knee); some are semi-tight loose. Some are severely plain taiid braid trimmed. $2fL<0>(]> each. Garments. jof and Dustproof Garments is very ngtli is very attractive, and is shown green, in semi-tight-fitting and full $2?oTO eacfjo Wash Suits. rt in the collection of our late Spring rl Dresses, and now show the very todels, quite a number of which are ts are shown in Walking Suits, and things in fluffy, thin materials for eral summer wear. | At $15.00 each. Fine All-linen Eton Jacket Suits, handsomely braided. Also Fine All-linen Pony Jacket Suits, skirt and jacket embroidered to m::tch. Assorted colors. 0, $35.00, $38.00 each. in Eton and Pom Suits, very elaho- 1 ice medallions: some very exclusive ades, including light pink, light blue, de Suit Cases tctturer's Price. very decided advance in leather, we urchase of a lot of genuine Cowhave placed on sale at the price we 4-inch size, cloth lined, have inside ;ular price, $5.50. \ the above a lot of S Suit Cases lam Usual Price. cloth lined and finished with brass desirable for women's use. ? ~ <r -? ms ~ n_ aiir ipuruve, caitira. Picture Dept. Offering the following inducements for the summer months: Diplomas arad Cllass Pictures Framed. Oak, green, brown and black molding, iJ-4 and 2^2 inches wide, at SL35 and 32.85. Regular prices, $2.35 arad $3.15. Also small sizes at proportionately low prices. All work guaranteed. Quite a variety of pretty designs of moldings to select from. Fourth floor. Tenth ?t. Woodward tlier Notice, Store Will Close at 5:30 31 HMoobwatl New York?WASI Lioeos for aod BrBdi HERE is no season of the y /f I ing of household outfits fc present time. Our wide e this character, together witli enables us to offer distinctive and e: chasers. While our expert services nishing many costly linens, we also household use, which is economical durability. Hemstitched Damask Sets, cloth and napkins to match. 2x2>2?$8.00 to $18.00 set. $3*7 cn c?>t YJ/ 'Jv 2^x3?$45.00 set. Damask Sets (to be hemmed), cloth and na|>kins to match. $5.50 to $50.00 set. Hemstitched Damask Doylies. $3.00 to $9.00 dozen. Hemstitched Damask Napkins, $6.00 to $17.50 dozen. Embroidered Linen Bed Spreads, $12.50 to $55.00 each. Alurt shnurincr a full nnsnrfme Cloths and Napkins, woven of pun damask stand out like a piece of ricl they remain the same afyer being lat Cloths, 2j4x2J4 to 2J/2X5 yards. Ours exclusively for Washingtc Second floor, Eleventh st. New Freni( 2>-f1 TTEXTION is directed to c ^-11 Lily of France, the Pararm signing and manufacture superb corsets than it has nil tliat tliPfP iq of flio 3 the world of fashion that Paris typif Exclusive effects for street anc broidered in rosebuds, fancy broclu broches?some embroidered, some p The Lily off Fran The Parame, 35. The Sapphire, $9 We are also showing a complete - - ? 1 t tic Corsets, including all the desiraDi Third floor. Eleventh st. New JeweBry For Summer UseJewelry Department A \\>) contains a host of pretty and useful things in a multitude of shapes and sorts? things that every girl and woman wants for one service or another. Gold Bead Necklaces. Kncli $2.00 Gold filled Bracelets. Kach. $I-50t0$4-5? r:r tn :n Rhinestone Bar Pins. Each. / "???/" i Iihinestono Horseshoe cnr nml no Brooches. Each 0OC anU H*1 00 j reiit-l liar Pina. Kaili 75Ct0$I.50: Pearl Earring*. Pair $4-00 aI1(' $4-5? J Pearl Necklaces. F.acli $2.50 tO $ I O.OO Amber Hat Pins, ball and pear shapes. 2"p ! Each 3 ^Iraportrd Jeweled Bracelet*. $I.00t0$5-00 Ei"rK>.rted.J."veled. s^k.l'.T*: $2-?? to $35.00 Main floor, Eleventh st. Qua rami teed Sewlrag Machines. HERE is no use in spending /f I much money for a sewing \^1/ machine nowadays, unless you care to buy a name. Our machines are equal to any made. They do perfect work. They arc easy-running, ball-bearing and self-adjusting. They cost but little. "Vindex." $20.00. "W. & L,.," $28.50. "Capital." $28.50. "White." $34.00 to $:?.oo. "Eldrodffe Rotary." $ri5.00. "Eltlredge Automatic," $.!.">.00 and $40.00. Hand Machines?for travelers or people will) are unauie 10 ireauie?una M e carry other popular machines in stock. Necessary i structions given at the department. Satisfactory arrangements can he made at the department for .partial payments. Second tloor. G st. Kodaks and Cameras, (TSTj X this department can be found a complete ..assortment of the J|^, best makes of Kodaks and Cameras. Also the "particular" kinds of films and other sun dries to suit each particular camera or kodak. Cards and Mounts of every description. We do developing and printing of all kinds, and guarantee perfect satisfaction. Special attention is called to the new No. 2 A Brownie, a splendid little kodak, which takes a sharp, clear (2^x4,14) picture. $3.00 each. No. 1 Brownie Kodaks. . Earb $I.OO No. 2 Brownie Kodaks. Kacb $2.00 No. 2 Flexo Kodaks. Each No. 2 B. E. Kodaks. Each $8.00 No. 1 F. P. K. Kodaks. Each $IO.OO ~LTnn fn Cof nrt V^IIICI i\?Juaiv3 up iu j.w, I Fourth floor. Tent* it. & Loth rap. P.M. i* p }&%Qtbmp ilNGTON?Paris. Bridlal (lifts al Outfits. ear so well adapted to the purchas>r filling bridal linen chests as the xperience in furnishing supplies of i the unusual resources of our stock, ^elusive linens to our intending pur? are constantly in demand for fursupply plainer napery for ordinary to buy because of its reliability and Embroidered Linen Pillow Shams, $3.00 to $7.50 pair. Embroidered Linen Pillow Case*. $1.95 to $6.00 pair. Embroidered Bureau and Buffet Scarfs, $1.10 to $3.75 each. Hand-drawn Linen Bureau and Buffet Scurfs, $1.00 to $3.50 each. Hemstitched IJnen Sheets. $6.00 to $15.00 pair. Hemstitched Linen Pillow Cases, $1.00 to $3.75 pair. ? 4. i.L_ " D 1 ? T~"\ in 01 lilt: new urutJHUC i^aiiidMs. ; selected flax. The designs in this 1 brocaded silk, hence the name, and jndered. Napkins in size. Ml. :h Corsets, >tir showing of French Corsets?the ! \ the Sapphire. Expert skill in decould go no further in producing in these finished models, that emnd best, along their special lines, in I ies. 1 evening wear, of silk batiste, emr, in dainty shades, fine coutils and lain, all embellished with fine laces. ce, $6.00 to $25.00. SO to $118.50. .50 to $18.50. : line of the latest models in Domese makes. Sim m inner Outdoor Games, Etc. m BUND A NT requirements for charming' games and outdoor pleasures and pastimes are shown in our S Summer Goods Department on the fourth floor. Extensive lines of Hammocks, j I Lawn Swings, Tents, Croquet Sets, Ietc* | ! Hammocks, ! | Mexican Grass Hummocks. F.ach $1.25 | Cotton-weave Hammocks, with pillow, spreader I ami v.:inm e. Each $1.25 , I Canv.iHammocks. jn white ami colors, wit i pillow, spreader ami valance: full size. 1 | Each $1.50 aul $1.75 | \V. & I.. "Siiecial" Hammock. full length, made I i Rood and strung, with ?preider i nd valance: white ami colors. Kach $2.00 <i<?od Qiality Canvas Hammocks. in white only, with spreader at cither cud. Each $1.95 1 Canvas-weave Hammocks, in assorted colors, with sptcad?r. deep valance and adjust aide pillows. Each *2.50 and $2.95 Extra Wide and Heavy Hammocks, in durable color-;, and plain effects, with deep valauce ami flat pillows. Each .-..$3.50 The "Acme" Solid Comfort Hammock, can he folded and carricd in grip. Each $3.95 Fvtr* Hoo-v W*a?? ?. - j t.cu.t nauiujiK-hf, m delicate plain and fancy colors, with pillow, deep ralance and spreader. The best hammocks made at the price. Each $5.00 The famous "Teddy Bear" Hammock, made of extra heavy canvas-weave, with pillow, spreader and deep valance with l>ears woven' In flounce. Each $7.50 Our finest Hammock, made of light brown material, with peacock plumes woven in the fabric; the finest hammock made. Each $8.00 Hammock Stands, with canopy. Each $10.00 Lawm Swnmigs. I-awn Swings, with seats for two; well made, i strong and durable. Each $3.95 J "Capitol" I^awn Swings, with seats for four; the j best swing on the market at the price. Each..$5.00 "Paris" Lawn Swings, made of solid oak. nut together with screws and well braced at siae and foot. Each $7.50 Steel Folding Lawn Swings, with adjustable seats and canopy. Each $12.50 Lawm Tents. ? r axo-rt. White Lawn Tents. Each $4.35 I 7x7-ft. White Lawn Tents. Each $5.00 5*5-ft. Striped Lawn Tents, complete with pole and staples. Each $5.50 7x7-ft. Striped Tents. Each $7.00 Croquet Sets. 8-ha.ll Croquet Sets, put up in strong box. Each $1.01) 4-ha 11 Croquet Sets, with long mallets and good j strong wickets. Each $2.50 [ Fourth floor, Eleventh st. j Requisites for A nr.-# i-&ium.<uimuujLme 11 raps. of "/C\ ECESSITIES and conyenaJ I iences for automobile trips. Little things that are surely to be wanted when not taken along, and very convenient and helpful when you have them with you. Baskets. . AUt0T.bil*.. Tea. ,$I5-00 tO $40.00 Fitted Automobile Lunch S10.OOtoS4O.OO Baskets ~ 1 Fitted Automobile Combination Tea and Lunch - Baskets O-T^.UU lO $?35.00 Flasks 73^- to $(j.OO Medicine Cases 5^~ ^0 $IO.OO Traveling Hammocks, in small leather fl>esses ?P>00 Drinking Cups 5^^ tO $3*^0 Safety Pockets 5^^ tO $5*00 Special attention is called to the New Hygienic "Thermos" Flasks. which will keep contents cold in hot weather and warm in cold weather. $4.50 and $5.00 each. Main floor, F at. DEMURRERQVERRULED Plea of Mary E. Nalle for Reinstatement as Teacher. SUBSTANCE OF THE RULING Board of Education Has Power to Dismiss for Incompetence. SECTION 10 OF THE LAW DEFINED Notice Given by Counsel of Intention i.. m n A.. lo traverse iur mirauuu of Fact. Justice Anderson of the District Supreme Court today overruled the demurrer Hied by Miss Mary E. Nalle to the return of the board of education to the rule to show cause why a writ of mandamus should not issue to compel her reinstatement as a V?r? ntihlio cphnnls Thp court decides that the board has fuil power to dismiss a teacher for incompetency, without a trial or investigation, and that the provisions of section 10 of the public school law. with reference to the right of trial or investigation with the aid of counsel, do not apply to the examination or Inquiry into the academic fitness of a teacher. The court further holds that the action of the board of education in determining the fitness of a teacher Lb final, saying: "And, therefore, the court is aa much bound by the action of the board of education as the relator herself, even though the board 4 ? * ?*?? !-??* lonlr amilnmant was Illisinncil H3 LU II1C lain ui (.Mu>FtUv..t upon the part of the relator, as to which the court has nothing to do." Congress never Intended, says the opinion. to tie the hands of Nie board so that It could not dismiss a teacher who was found to be lacking In the necessary qualifications of a competent teacher. This Is not only evident. Justice Anderson declares, from the act Itself, but in the very nature of things must be so. "If a teacher could not be removed in this and kindred cases." the court holds, "except by a formal trial or Investigation, then the conferring of 'the control of the public schools of the District of Columbia' upon the board of education and the right in a proper case to dismiss teachers upon *i. ?A/.r.tv<manHotlnn C\f th#* <51in*?r IIIC wrilicu JCVWlUHivimwMvu w. lntendent of schools, would be a meaningless and absurd thing. "I can conceive," declares Justice Anderson. "of no greater calamity that cou'd befall the public schools 6f this city or of any other community than to place them under a law whereby Incompetent teachers could not in any case be removed or dismissed without formal trial, with all the annoying and vexatious incidents attendant thereon. The disastrous consequences of such construction of section 10 of the act cannot be overestimated, and no such construction should be given the statute unless its language made it the imperative duty of this court so to do. Intention of Congress. "That Congress never so intended is not only clear as it seems to me from the language of the act itself, but from the further fact that Congress at its last session refased to amend section 10 so as to provide that no teacher could be dismissed for any reason except after trial, thus in Ulcating tne purpose of Congress In passing the original act." Attorneys Gittings & Chamberlln and R. R. Horner, who represented Miss Nalle. declare that it is their purpose to traverse the allegations in the answer, and that they feel confident they will be able to emonstrate to the court that Miss Nalle was not dismissed upon the grounds alleged in th_> answer and established the fact that no such examination ever occurred, but "originated In the minds of some of the board since the filing of the petition in the case." The leave to traverse the question of fact as to the examination was allowed by the court when counsel took exception to the decision overruling their demurrer. Mr. McNamara's Views. Assistant United States Attorney Stuart McNamara. legal adviser to the board of education, asked as to the result of the court's action, said: "The decision upholds the action of the board in dismissing Miss Nalle because it found her lacking in the necessary academic and pedagogic qualifi, , f n AiAmnntAnt -i. . Laiiuiio ut a v-uiiij/ciriii itaL uci , auu Jll" dicially affirms the right of the board to take such action without previously putting the teacher on trial under investigation with aid of counsel. The court further states that the determination by the board of a teacher's incompetency binds the court, as that is the province of the board, and to review such action the court has no jurisdiction. The result of the decision, therefore. is the making of the board's action final and preventing Miss Nalle from being reinstated as a teacher in the public schools." Miss Nalle was removed from the position of teacher of English in the M Street High School, September 14 last, and April 1U tiled a petition for mandamus, to which the board of education filed Its return May 17. < / ?. Uioo \Tnllo A *.. A1 v-wuubti IUI a?iioo iiauc uriuuiit'U IU lilt* return and the case was argued and taken under consideration by the court until today. The answer of the board set up the contention that Miss Nalie on examination had been found not sufficiency qualified in all respects to be competent to continue to teach, but was "deficient in the necessary academic and pedagogic equipment of a competent teacher." Two grounds of demurrer were urged by counsel for Miss Nalle?first, that under the last paragraph of section G of the act of June 20. 1000. any examination of the relator made or attempted to be made by the board of education was without authority of and contrary to law, and therefore null and void; secondly, that being a teacher in the service of the public schools at the time of the passage of this act there could be no examination by the board for the purpose of ascertaining the efficiency of Miss Nalle, except in the manner provided by section 10. Overrules Both Contentions. The court overrules both contentions, holding that there is nothing In the law to the effect that teachers continued in the service should not be required to take an examination. The law, it is declared, provides simply that an examination was not , uctcooai 3 iu kiicu \,uiuMiuaiiv.c in nic ai'i v ice should the board so determine. This does not mean, says Justice Anderson, that because teachers were in the service at the time of the passage of the act they were thereby continued in the service or that the board could not discontinue them by affirmative action. In the absence of any prohibition in the statute, states the opinion, the power is inherent in the board to dismiss teachers for want of suitable qualifications as such, as well as to appoint them because they possess such qualifications in the first instance. The power to dismiss teachers. Justice Anderson declares, as well as the power to appoint tnem, rails within the broad and general powers inherent in the board, in the administration of the public schools. Justice Anderson differentiates the Nalle case from the Cardozo case, in which he granted a mandamus. The question in the Cardozo case, said the court, involved two propositions?whether Cardozo, at the time of his dismissal, was a teacher, and whether he was accorded a trial within the meaning of the statute. The court found, in the Cardozo case, that Cardozo's duties were botli administrative and didactic, and that being a teacher and having charges lodged against him he was entitled to the privilege of trial, denied to him by the board of education. This is not the case, declares the court, in the present instance. The decision is said to uphold the opinion of the legal adviser of the board of education. Owing to the continued rainy weather not half of the farmers in Talbot county, Maryland, have finished planting corn. This breaks the record, as they are generally through by May 20. 'IfSt _s $15 and $18 Values, for . An opportun< provide a seasonal saving. We made a i a quantity of Me Suits from one oi manufacturers and suits over to you ju at a bargain. Two and Three-piece regularly worth $ 15 ar The various 1 | interpretations ot t treme and consei suits are well built and are shown in ?L ! WU1 SICUS, CLlCVIUlbdi of the coats are h full lined with sergi The value is gating. &aks 8c1 P^nncxrltr-i i Air/>Mua * vAuioj ivaiua i itwixuv * ^ VV WHEN IN D I House*H t it COR. 7t* Sc ? t | HOT-WEATHER | HELPS. 'I9 Our hot-weather helps are f many?good and low priced. ^ , The choosing is pleasing, as T our assortment is liberal, ^ with a goodly number at different prices. Among other things you will find : t China and Japan Mattings, Summer Rugs, Draperies, V Reed Rockers and Chairs, j* Lawn Benches and Swings, "T Brass and Iron Beds, Box /?? ? ^ 1CS' etc el) This neat Golden Oak ~S~ Dresser, with swelled upper *2* drawers aiid tasteful carv$ iffi?3g.$12.25 ; FIRE CHIEFS TO MEET INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION TO BE HELD HERE. At 12 o'clock today Commissioner Macfarland met the committees appointed at his request by President Wilson of the Board of Trade and President Harper of the Chamber of Commerce, to make ar rangemenis lur tin; meeuiig ui uie iiueruatlonal convention of fire chiefs, October 8 to 11 next, and laid before them the suggestions of Chief Engineer Belt, based on his experience in attending sessions of the convention in other cities. Commissioner Macfariand stated to the committees that he had asked for joint action by the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce because of the importance of the occasion and the known desire of the citizens to make it a notable one. He spoke of the general pride in the District's own fire department and the general desire to promote its interests. He said that lie had already approved the suggestion of Chief Engineer Belt that the Commissioners grant the u.=e of the District reservation immediately in front of tlie Center market on Pennsylvania avenue, and request the War Department to loan a large tent, used for lecture purposes at Mount Gretna military encampment, in order to provide a place for the exhibition of tire department apparatus and appliances which would he sent here by manufacturers and form one of the leading features of the convention. The other suggestions ef Chief Engineer Belt would have to be considered by the joint committee. They included the provision of a hall for the meetings; of a church for memorial service in honor of the tire chiefs who had died during the year, and the necessary provision fir such service; the preparation of a program for welcoming the convention, and tlie printing of programs and the provision of badges and other incidentals. In addition Chief Belt had suggested various entertainments, like trips to Arlington and Mount Vernon. The following are the members of the >ale of Men's ing Suits, ^ ^1^. mam*~ $13.25 e chance for you to )le suit at a material nrtlinotp mtrrlncn r?f V 1 tunui V p It 1 1 1 CiOVx vs I in s Snappy Spring ; America's leading we're turning Ihc ist as we got them? : Suits, f O "}?" id $18, \ J.ZJ nodels are pleasing he most popular exrvative styles. The and nicely finished, exclusive patterns ol 1 fl ricdtnprAC Q nnm i vi vcioo 1111 v< i ?tj v-/ kj111 alf lined, others are 2 and mohair. well worth investiS&nmtrami a Seventh Street OUBT BUY or ??. [errmann I YE (I) STREETS, N. W. * n4* IP ^ We are always ready to ar- ^ range accommodating terms of rf* credit to suit you. "p This Massive Gulden Oak Kxtension Table, six-foot ?? size with heavy carv- ^?e25 ^ ed legs. Price, only j V 4* | committees: Chamber of Commerce?James F. Oyster, E. Graham, Scott C. Bono, Cuno H. Rudolph and R. A Chester, .* Board of Trade-W. T. Galliher. John I,. Weaver. W. P. Van Wlckle, Thomas P. Morgan and H. C. C. Stiles. Mr Oallllxr was made chairman of the committee and Mr. Stiles, secretary. Feast of Corpus Christi. The feast of Corpus Christi was observed in the Catholic churches of Washington and throughout the Catholic world yesterday, designed as an expression of joy and gratification for the privilege of the holy eucharist. It is a devotion religiously oh- , served In the Catholic Church anil one ;n which impressive ceremonial Is employed In view of the significance of the f. ast ti n there were, It l.s stated, more than the ordinary number of communlca nts at the masses In all of the local churches yes- ' terday morning. Formal observance of the fe.ist d ly was left to the late morning services, when, in addition to solemn high mas- s of thanksgiving. there were processions about the various edifices. In which children and grown-ups took |iart. and a solemn exposition of the sacrament. In view of t time necessary to carry out the various processions, sermons were almost entir y (I1snen.?ed with at the late m,is-es. At St. Aloysius Catholic <'hurch t Corpus Chrlsti pjocesslon. following I! f mass. included several hundred children and altar lxiy.-'. who wended their \v;.y about the church singing lijmns of prais'. None tin' less elaborately, it is stati !. ?iT' the observances of the feast day In St Patrick's and the other Catholic churches. Hundreds of men and children inarched at St Patrick's Church bearing (lowers and liglitt-il tapers in honor of tinholy eucharint, to the accompaniment of the Taupe I.ingua." Tin- da> was also observed as first communion duy in many of the churches. President R. F Hush of the Western Mirviano ranroau has giv**n the people "i Klkins the assurance that the size of the company's shops at Kikins will he doubled and : lint, twice as many men will he employ ed.