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" Pages QD to fl mie WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1893. 'vfrpri . -i '- fPsnrpft . - U Quid Uj 3 a fce 4-r-jsr 4fr sr: Wm, Hahn & Co.'s Reliable Shoe Stores, 930-32 7th St. 1914-16 Pa. Ave. 233 Pa. Ave. S.E. CLOSED MONDAY (A Religious Holiday). -f See Monday evening's "Star" and "Times" for Tues- W. day's offerings of extraordinary shoe values. f ,. .Atit "Ktiillirirr will clinrflv Vif r-nmnlftfri rind will he .-!-. the model shoe palace of the country. W W W Wm. Hahn & Co. I ORDER OE EASTERN STAR Triennial Convention Meets in TMs CitAr Tomorrow. IABGE DELEGATION COMING "Will Continue In Session Fuur Dny ProKraiu of Exercises Lit ol Of ficials First Time the Orgnuixn tiou Has Assembled in Wnsliliiff ton Dricf History of the Society. Recinning tomorrow, and continuing for four days, this city will, for the first j time in Its history, entertain me treuexui Grand Chapter of the United States, Or der of the Eastern Star. This order is the outgrowth of that established in France one hundred and fifty years ago, under the title of Adoptive Masonry, and was largely composed of the members of the nobility of France at that time. 'TfwXs first known as the Order of the Eastern Star In 1S6S, and has steadily grown in strength and size until today it numbers -thirty-four grand chapters, 322 constituent chapters arid comprises a membership of 170,000. ' The officers of the General Grand Chap ter are Mrs. Mary E. Partridge, most worthy grand matron; Mr. H. H. Hinds, most worthy grand patron; Mrs. Hattle E. Ewing, right worthy associate roatr.on; Mrs. Nathaniel A. Gearhart, rlgM worthy associate grand patron; Mrs. Lorraine J. Plthin, right worthy grand secretary; Mrs. Harriette A. Ercan brach, right worthy grand treasurer; Mrs. Sarah J. Clark, very worthy grand chap lain; Mrs. Eda L. Hedges, worthy grand conductress; Mrs. Laura B. Hart, worthy grand associate conductress; Mrs. Olive E. McGrew, worthy grand Adah; Mrs. M. Ella Espey, worthy grand Ruth; Mrs. An gellne Whltmarsh, worthy grand Mar thai Mrs. Linda J. Lowry. worthy grand Electa; Mrs. Martha D. Ross, worthy grand warder; Mr. R. H. Burnham, worthy grand sentinel; Mrs. Helen B. Earnsworth, worthy grand marshal; Mrs. Nettie C. Kenner, worthy grand organist. The General Grand Chapter holds its meetings every third year, the last trien nial being held in Boston. Delegates from all parts of the country meet in council to consider the needs of the or der, to revise old and make new laws if required. The meetings will be held this year in the Masonic Temple, Ninth and F Streets, and will be very impressive. None but members of the order, strictly vouched for, are permitted to attend these or any meetings of the order. The following is the program, covering the business and social features of the triennial: September 26. From 2 to 5 o'clock p. m., Ebbitt House. Reception to all members of the order bv Mrs. My E. Partnd?e, Most Worthy "Grand Matron, assisted by the other officers of the Genera) Crand Chapter. (Not full dress.) September 27. 10 o'clock a. m. Session of the General Grand Chapter. Addresses of welcome b3' Mr. Carolyn A. Handy, Worthy Grand Matron, Grand Chapter, D. C. Earned C. Palmer, Most Worshipful Grand Mas ter of Masons, D. C. HoMrabfe John W. Ross, Commissioner, D. C. Response by Mrs. Hattie E. Ewing, Right Wrtby Associate Grand Matron. 1 o'clock p. TO. Reception to the members of the General Grand Chapter by the President of the United States. Must rtart from the Temple at 12:30 o'clock p. m. S o'clock p. m., at National Rifles Armory, G Street, between Ninth and Tenth, nw. Reception to the members of the General Grand Chapter and to members of the Order by the Grand Chapter of the District of Columbia. During thi reception there will be an extra ordinary program 'that should not be missed. JIuic by Ilalev's Band. Bept ember 2S. "10 o'clock u. m. Session of the General Grand Chapter. Is30 p. m. sharp, bj Electric Cars From 13 1-2 St. and Pa. Ave. nw. Excursion for the members of the General Grand Chapter to Mount Vernon, Alexandria and Arlington. Other members of the Order can obtain tickets far this excursion at reduced rates by apply ing to the Excursion Committee. 7 o'clock p. m., at National Rifles' Armory, G St, between Ninth and Tenth Sts. nw. Banquet to the members of the General Grand Chapter by the Grand Chapter of the Dis trict of Columbia. Short addresses by the Officers of the General Grand Chapter, distinguished guests and Worthy Grand Matrons of the several Grand Chapters. Music by the Marine Rand. The seating capacity of the hail fixes the num ber of tickets. Other members of the Order can obtain tickets of the Banquet Committee, so long as the limit is not exceeded, at the cost price of $2.00. September 29. 10 o'clock a. m. Session of the General Grand Chapter. 2 o'clock p. m. Carriage drive for the members of the General Grand Chapter through the Soldiers' Home and the northwestern section of the city. All the members of the Order arc invited to the sessions of the General Grand Chapter. The public buildings and other points of interest will be visited by the members of the General Grand Chapter on Friday and Saturday, escorted by the Executive Committee, assisted by the other members of the Grand Chapter of the District of Columbia. The grand officers of the Grand Chap ter of the District of Columbia, which acta as host to the general grand chapter, we as follows: Mrs. Carolyn A. Handy, worthy grand matron; Mr. "TO". E. Nal ley, worthy grand patron; Mrs. W. R. Messenger, associate grand matron; Mr. M. T. Dixon, associate grand patron; Mr. Charles L. Patten, grana secretary; Mrs. Rose A. Yost, grand treasurer; Mr. C. T. Caldwell, grand lecturer; Mr. C. B. Al- W W W len, grand conductor; Mrs. A. S. William son, associate grand conductress; Mrs. E. P. Watson, grand marshal; Mrs. V. E. De Shields, grand chaplain; Mrs. M. E. Nalley, grand organist; Mrs. Delia Crea mer, grand Adah; Miss Ida M. Tomllnson, grand Ruth; Mrs. M. R. Burklin, grand Esther; Mrs. Josephine Shields, grand Martha; Mrs. Elizabeth Schneider, grand Electa; Mrs. M. B. Ovey, firand warder, and Mr. J. F. O'Neil, grand sentinel. Mrs. Partridge was received Into the Order of the Eastern Star in February, 1S71. being initiated Into the Golden Gate Chapter, No. 1, of San Francisco, Cal. MRS. MARY E. PARTRIDGE, Most Worthy Grand Matron. She demitted in 1S72 and affiliated with the Oak Leaf Chapter, No. 8, of Oakland, Cal., of which she is now an honored member. She passed tirough the sev eral offices In this chapter and In 1&S5 was appointed on the finance committee of the grand chapter. In 1SSS she was elected worthy grand matron, and in 1SS3 was chosen as one of five appointed on the Masonic orphans' home committee. She served on several important committees from 1S90-S2. In 1SS9 she was appointed worthy grand Adah, and in 1S92 was elect ed right worthy associate matron. At the meeting of the general grand chapter, in Boston, three years ago, she was elected to the high office of most worthy grand matron of the order in the United States. Mr. Hinds was the first candidate ini tiated into Stanton Lodge, F. and A. M., of Stanton, Mich., and was for years worshipful master. He was a charter HENRY HARRISON HINDS, MoEt Worthy Grand Patron. member of the Stanton Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and also high priest. While the Lodge F. and A. M. and the Chapter R. A. M. are the only Masonic bodies having a permanent home in Stan ton, Mr. Hinds has taken the degrees of the council, commandery, and is a thirty second degree Mason. When Crescent Chapter, O. E. S. was organized at Stanton he was chosen its first worthy -patron, and in 1S92 served the Grand Chapter of Michigan efficiently as Its worthy grand patron. At the ses sion of the General Grand Chapter, held in Columbus, O.. in 1892, he was elected right worthy associate grand patron, and at its session in Boston, three years ago, its most worthy grand patron, which posi tion he now holds. Mrs. Hattie E. Ewing is a native of Massachusetts, residing in the town of Orange. She joined the order of the Eastern Star in 1S9, as a charter mem- MRS. HATTIE E. EWING, Right Worthy Associate Grand Matron. ber of the Athena Chapter, No. 25, She passed through the successive offices of that chapter, and then passed on to that of associate grand matron In 1892, and of grand matron in 1SS3 of the Grand Chap ter of Massacheusetts. Her popularity is evinced by the fact of her election at the eighth triennial session of the General m mm mwJL Urin Grand Chapter held in Boston in August, 1S95, to the Important position of right worthy associatiate Matron. Mr. Gearhart became a Mason in 1S07, uniting with Genesee Lodge, No. 214, of Genesee, N. Y. He was elected worship ful master of this lodge in 18S3 and rc- film ill ypr $ fg . NATHANIEL E. GEARHART, Right Worthy Associate Grand Patron. olected to the office in 1884. He became a member of Zenith Chapter, No. 25, Order of the Eastern Star, of Duluth, in 18S9, and in 1S90 was elected its patron. He was called upon to fill the office of associate grand patron of the jurisdiction of Min nesota in 1891, and In 1S92 unanimously elected worthy grand patron, serving in this important position for two years. At the session of the general grand chapter held in Boston, in 1895, ho was elected to his present position. Mrs. Lorraine J. Pitkin, right worthy secretary of the Order of the Eastern Star, is now serving her ninth year in this important position, having been MRS. LORRAINE G. PITKIN, Right Worthy Secretary. elected to this In 18S9, again in 1892, and again in 1895. In 1866 she first connected herself with the order, joining Miriam Chapter. She was also a charter mem ber of Queen Esther Chapter, of Chicago, and its first worthy matron. At the meet ing of the Grand Chapter of Illinois she was appointed grand marshal and the following year elected Its grand matron. In 1S7S she became right worthy associate grand matron, and In 1SS0 was called to the first position within its gift that of most worthy grand matron. At the con clusion of her term she was olected to the responsible one, which she declined, but in 18S3 she was again elected and ac cepted the office. Her great experience, charm of manner and executive ability makes her selection to fill this Important post a most fitting one. Mrs. Handy, who represents the Dis trict of Columbia, as the worthy grand matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, was initiated into Naomi Chapter, No. 2, MRS. COROLYN A. HANDY, Worthy Grand Matron. in 1896, but was, almost immediately, elected worthy matron of the new chap ter, Esther, No. 5. She brought this chap ter to a high condition both socially and financially, and, with all her other duties, has ever remained faithful in her alle giance to her beloved "Esther." She is a woman of fine executive ability and of personal charm of manner, and has held a firm as well as gracious hand over the reins of government. In person, she is rather below medium height, but the dig nity of her carriage leads one to lose sight of this fact. In figure, graceful and pliant, and has the happy faculty of al ways saying the right word ,on the right occasion. She bears her honors easily and is devoted to the cause of which she is so able a representative. Mr. Nalley, who has been a prominent figure in Eastern Star matters of the District of Columbia, was Initiated as a Mason into Stansbury Lodge, No. 24, F. WILLIAM E. NALLEY, Worthy Grand Patron. and A. M in November, 1876. He passed through all the offices until in 1880 he was made worshipful master of the lodge. He was made a Royal Arch Mason at Bright wood, in the Chapter, No. 9, of that name in 1S93, and received the several honors of that division of Masonry. He was a charter member of Ruth Chapter, No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star, being the first patron of the first chapter In the Dis trict. In January of 1897, he became a charter member of Bethlehem Chapter, No. 7. He was elected secretary of the grand chapter, upon its organization in ill 111 8!R(SmV April, 1896, and in December, 1836, he was elected its associate grand patron, and worthy grand patron in December, 1S97. Mr. Nally is a native of Maryland, and was educated for the law, but preferred the profession of teaching. He has been the principal of tho Brlghtwood school for sixteen years. Mrs. Lamond was born In Lisbon, Ohio. In 1872 she married Angus Lamond, a na tive of Scotland, a Mason prominent in that circle and inWashington, being a MRS. ALICE LAMOND, Past Worthy Grand Matron. thirty-second degree Mason. Mrs. La mond has been an enthusiastic worker for the Eastern Star ever since its estab lishment in the District, of Columbia in 1S92. She is a charter member of Ruth Chapter, No. "l, and its first associate matron, and later, Its worthy matron. Upon the organization of the Grand Chapter, in April, 1896, she was elected Its first worthy grand matron and filled the office with dignity and general ac ceptance to the order, fn all her official relations she has had the confidence and respect of her colleagues and associates and possesses to the fullest the esteem and love of the entire order in the juris diction. Past Worthy Grand Patron of the Dis trict of Columbia L, Cabell Williamson was born in Charlottesvillcj Vo., remov ing to Lynchburg when a mere child and L. CABELL WILLIAMSON, Past Worthy Grand iJaoru.. at sixteen years of age came to Wash ington. He is a graduate of the law de partment of the National University. In 1880 he was made a Master Mason and passed on to higher honors. He is past high priest of Lafayette Royal Arch Chapter, No. 5; a Knight Templar and member of Columbia Commandery. No. 2; a thirty-second degree "Mason in A. and A. S. R. of the southern jurisdiction, and a member of the Mystic Shrine. He was grand master of Masons of the District in 1893, and is president of the General Masonic Relief Association of the United States and Canada. He was the first worthy patron of Naomi Chapter, No. 2, of this jurisdiction and the first grand patron of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in the District. His record as a Mason and as a citizen is a very high one. THE PORTO RIOAIT POST. Col. Heath Receives Thousands of Application for Positions. The Postoffico Department Is perfecting plans for the permanent organization of the postal service in Porto Rico. The department contemplates the utili zation of the Porto Ricansas far as pos sible in tho postal service. The details of the work will be performed by the na tives, but the administrative, executive and financial divisions will be in charge of Americans. The arrangements con template the appointment of Americans to all the principal offices, such as the postmasters in the largo cities, but all third and fourth class offices will be filled with natives. It is figured that one-third or one-fourth of the appointees will be Americans. All applications of natives, as well as residents of this country, must come to Washington for action and tho English language is" to be used on all blanks and forms. Col. Heath does not anticipate the ap pointment of over fifty or sixty "Ameri cans. Applications for appointment flood his office, though, every day. He has re ceived from one hundred to three hun dred verbal applications a day, and nearly the same number by mall and tele graph. Altogther there has been placed on file over five thousand applications for apppointment in Porto Rico alone. They have been piling up so that yesterday Col. Heath had posted in his office the following: "No more employment will be given to any one under any circumstances in the Porto Rican, Cuban and Philippine mail service until after the report of the spe cial committee of experts now in Porto Rico arranging for a. plan for the reor ganization and permanent establishment of the foreign mall service has been le ceived, adjusted, and it is found additional help will be required. The Lecture Corps Is Complete. The Columbian Unlversfty has just com pleted its corps of lecturers for the new School of Comparative'JurlsDrudence and Diplomacy by the appointment of Hon. William Wirt HoweJ a. distinguished member of the bar of New Orleans, as lecturer on Roman law. Mr. Howe has delivered a course of lectures on this sub ject before the law school of Yale Uni versity, and he has written a work on civil law, which is used as a text book in a number of law schools. Hon. Willis "Vandevanterr assistant at torney general of the United States, has been appointed as lecturer upon equity pleading and practice. Corporal Bratvner'n Remains. The remains of- Corporal Frank Braw ner, a member of the Third Regiment of United Statek""Xrolunteers, who died at the Jefferson Barrack's, Mo., on the 22d instant are now en -route to this city. Corporal Brawner died of typhoid fever after a very short period of sickness. He was twenty-two years old, and was the son of William H. Brawner. The funeral will be held at Brooklrfnd, D. C, but the date has not been selected. Jp FUTUEB OF THE CHDRGH Questions for Decision in the Episcopal Convention. PBEPABIUG TO ENTERTAIN The Various Committees on Ar rangement Have Their Worlc Well In Hand There AV111 Be Two XjCK iHlative IlodicH, the Houhc of IUh oih and the House of BeputieN. The triennial convention of the Pro testant Episcopal Church of America, which will open in this city on October 5, promises to be an event of unusual in terest, as it will attract prominent figures of the church and business men from all parts of the country. The social end of the convention is ex pected to be one of the events of the season, as many of the wealthy layman delegates are preparing to entertain in lavish style while here. J. Pierpont Mor gan has leased the Carpenter mansion, on Sixteenth Street, for the month of Octo ber, and he will endeavor to make pleas ant tho sojourn of his friends in the capital. The opening service of the convention will be held on Wednesday, October 5, at Epiphany Church. The admission will be by card only, and so great is the demand for tickets even at this early date that the members of the executive committee have decided to act personally as ushers. All of the bishops of the church in the United States are expected to attend, and be present at tho opening service, at which a preliminary service of about an hour's duration will precede the sermon. Legislative 3IethoflM. The organization of the convention is somewhat peculiar in that it is a typifica tlon of the legislative branch of the United States Government. There will be two legislative bodies the house of bish ops and the hotise of deputies. All the regular dioceses throughout the country select and send four delegates to each house. There also will bo delegates from tho missionary dioceses of Japan, China, Bra zil, Liberia, Mexico, and some from Eu rope and other countries. The mission ary diocese can select only one clerical and one Jay.delegate, and the powers of these delegates are very limited in the convention. They have the right to take part in tho deliberations of their respect ive bodies, but have no vote. The law provides that the senior bishop shall bo the presiding officer of the house of bishops. Bishop John Williams, of Connecticut, Is the senior bishop of the church. It is understood, however, that he will be unable to attend, and Bishop Whipple, of Minnesota, will doubtless preside. Re. Samuel Hart, D. D., will act as secretary of the house of bishops. The house of deputies elects its officers at each convention. Heretofore Dr. Morgan Dix, of New York, has been the presiding officer of this house, and he will proba bly be chosen to officiate in that capacity at the coming convention. Rev. C. L. Hutchins will act as secretary of the house of deputies. The Divorce Question. There are a number of Important ques tions to be decided Jy tho convention. The one that has perhaps Been the most talked about deals with marriage and di vorce. The committee on canons have prepared a report which, if adopted by the convention, will forbid any minister of the Episcopal Church to solemnize any marriage in which either of the contract ing parties have been divorced on any ground whatever. This report was made up by a minority of the committee, and as it is the most advanced stand taken by any Christian church on this question it will very likely be modified somewhat before it is ratified by the convention as a whole. Another interesting and important ques tion at this time, and one which is likely to receive considerable attention, is the establishment of missions in the newly acquired American territory. The Episco pal church has not heretofore paid as much attention to the establishment of missions in other countries as some of the other denominations, and it is said that it costs more to bring one heathen Into the Episcopal church than into any of tho other churches. The Chnrch In Hawaii. The New York Churchman, under its new editor, Silas McBee, has been devot ing considerable attention to this matter lately, and the question is considered particularly appropriate at this time. Ar rangement will, doubtless, be made to establish chapels in Cuba, and to revive the one already existing in Porto Rico. The Episcopal church is very strong In Hawaii, but under an English bishop, who has sworn allegiance to the English crown. It would not be surprising if an American bishop would be sent there to take charge, and the church property turned over to the American church. A number of auxiliary bodies will also meet during the convention. One of the most conspicuous of these is the Wo man's Auxiliary, the opening session will be held in Trinity Church, and the busi ness session thereafter in National Rifles' Hall. Two buildings have been leased on G Street, opposite Epiphany Church, where general offices and headquarters for the different committees and delegates will be established. ' The following local committees are making arrangements for the convention, and the work is rapidly progressing. Committee, anil Delesratcs. Executive committee Rev. Richard P. Williams, chairman; E. N. Waters, secre tary; Col. George Truesdell, Col. Cecil Clay,, J. Holdsworth Gordon, Frank W. Hackett, Major J. G. Bell, W. D. Bald win, Rev. R. A. McKim, D. D.r Rev. J. H. Howell, and Elisha S. Hutchinson Finance committee Col. George Trues dell, chairman; W. W. Burdette, John T. Armes, A. Y. Gray, John L. Newbold, Dr. D. C Gordon, H. L. Bryan, W. C. Hill, John H. Chew, J. R. Cook, Dr. J. C. Norwood, H. L. Rust, C. W. Howard, Adam Gaddis, Henry L. Mathews, Julius W. Tolson, Arthur S. Brown, LeRoy Tut tle, Rudolph Johnson, Theodore N. Mc Avoy, R. S. Chew, John F. Paret, Charles J. McCubbins, Milton Whitney, and John W. Sebastian. Hospitality committee Col. Cecil Clay, chairman; Edwin F. Looker, Frank M. Evans, Henry P. Blair, George W. Salter, and Albion K. Parrls. Transportation committee J. Holds worth Gordon, chairman; Edward II. Tal cott, and Perclval G. Melbourne. Press Committee Frank W. Hackett, chairman; Richard Hamilton, acting chairman; R. Preston Shealey, secretary; Cazenove G. Lee, and Frank M. Evans. Postal, telegraph, and telephone com mitteeMajor J. G. Bell, chairman. Public comfort committee William D. 1 $3iTsiir$2.79. 1 T ' X Three of our new styles cf Fall Shoes for men, two in "Russet" and one in Black Box Calf, are already badly broken In sizes. Early Monday morning's callers can secure a pair of them at the reduced price of . . . Cm Baldwin, chairman; Arthur S. Browne, Robert Stead, Harry C. Whiting, and W. P. Young. The following are some of the promi nent clerical and lay delegates who will attend the convention: New York delegation Rev. Morgan Dix, D. D., rector Trinity Church; "Very Rev. E. A. Hoffman, S. T. D., dean of the General Theological Seminary; Rev. W. R. Huntington, D. D. rector Grace Church; Rev. David H. Greer, D. D.; J. Pierpont Morgan, W. Byard Cutting and Frank L. Stetson. Chicago delegation Rev. James A. Stone, D. D., rector St. James's; Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States; D. D. Lyman, Chicago Title and Trust Company. Maryland delegationRev. J. L. B. Hodges, D. D.; Rev. J. H. Eccleston, D. D.; Bernard Carter, Skipwith Wilmer, Jo seph Packard, Jr., and William Keyser. Local delegation J. C. Bancroft Davis, Charles H. Stanley, and Arthur L. Browne. Philadelphia delegate Geo. C. Thomas, member of the banking firm Of Drexel, Morgan & Co. Boston delegate Robert T. Paine. Rhode Island delegate Hon. John H. Stiness, Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island. And also Joseph Bryan, editor of the Richmond Times; Blueford Wilson, Springfield, 111.; J. O. Morse, receiver Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Lake Erig division, from Ohio; W."X Sibley. Roches ter, N. Y.; Rev. J. S. Lindsay, D."D., for mer rector of St. Paul's, of this city, from Boston. Mass. GEPvMAN" DAT. Preparations Hcljup: Made for It Next Thnrtla3. The joint committee representing the several German societies of Washington are making elaborate preparations for the observance of German Day, next Thurs day week, at the National Rifles Armory. At a' meeting of the committee held Fri day evening Mr. Elterich, of the general committee, reported that Baron Speck von Sternberg, charge d'affaires of the German embassy: Mr. Pioda, the Swiss minister, and the District Commissioners have accepted invitations to be present and address the gathering. Other speak ers will be W. L. Elterlcn, Simon Wolf, and L. W. Habercom. The Arion and Maennerchor Singing Societies have agreed to furnish vocal music. A special invitation to attend the cele bration was ordered to oe extended to the German-born and German-American-born members of the First District Vol unteers, and a special reception will be arranged for them. It was also decided to provide for a series of tableaus repre senting prominent episodes in the history of German immigration. The following committees were ap pointed: On reception Messrs. Simon Wolf, Ru dolph Saur. William L. Elterich, B. F. Schubert, William F. Brodt, Gustave Bender, George J. Bessler, M. Glaeser, W. Ruckdaeschel, A. E. L. Keese, F. L. Schmidt, Dr. S. A. Czarra, Louis Kettler, L. Mundhelm, and Richard Bankmann. On refreshments George J. B.ssler, Emil Spahn. A. Schwarz, J. Blatzheim, Frank Genth, Herman Dasker, Julius Frank. Henry Achter-KIrchen, and Henry Haeberle. On order Dr. S. A. Czarra, Emit Wag ner, Ferd Mueller, G. H. Ashenbach. Will iam Heinemann, Henry C. Laubach, and Daniel Genau. On music G. Bender, George J. Bess ler, and R. Bankmann. On decorations Carl F. Gundlach, Henry F. Reh, and R. Bankmann. On press Reginald Schrader, Dr. Chris tian S track, and E. Max Hasselbach. TO TJSE ELECTRIC POWER. City and Suburban Rallvrny Make Award of Contract. The City and Suburban Railway, for merly the Ecklngton and Soldiers' Home Railroad, it is understood, will very shortly begin the equipment of its lines in this city with an underground electric system. Tho contract for laying the con duits has been awarded to E. Saxton, of this city, and the iron work has been let to Johnson & Co., of Pennsylvania. The contract for the paving was award ed to the Cranford Paving Company, of this city, for construction of the over head section of the road to J. G. White & Co., of Baltimore; and for the track laying and grading of the overhead sec tion to W. H. Allen, of this city. Will of George R. Johnson". According to th"e terms of the will of George R. Johnson, dated June 2, 1S96, filed; yesterday in the office of the register of wills for the District of Columbia, his estate will be disposed of in the following manner: To his wife, Anna Johnson, he leaves all his real estate, for life, to hold in trust for his children, Mary E. Boggs, Lucretla R. Hitch, Anna L. Johnson, Roberta A. Johnson and Charles R. Johnson, to be divided among them equally. He also leaves to his wife all his house hold goods, bonds, mortgages, stocks, moneys and securities. His wife, Anna Johnson; his daughter, Mary E. Boggs, and his son, Charles R. Johnson, are named as"executors without bond. Briprhtwooil Xotc.s. Miss Dena Schleicher, of Peoria, 111., is visiting her sister, Mrs. John G. Keene. N. E. Robinson has returned from a three weeks' stay at Atlantic City. The Emory Chapel Sunday School Mis sionary Society will hold Its monthly rally this morning at 9:30 o'clock. A special meeting of the Brightwood Avenue Citizens' Association was held last evening at Brightwood Hall, Presi dent N. E. Robinson presiding. The meet ing was a very enthusiastic one and was very largely attended. The street exten sion act was under discussion. A com mittee composed of N. E. Robinson, E. T. Bates, A. G. Osborne, John G. Keene and Claude F. King, was appointed to wait on the Commissioners in regard to pro tests against the extension ot certain streets in section L . 0 RS, vKuLliiJ L J Q3Q Pa. Ave. Shoes Shined Free J CHAKGES AGAINST TEACHERS. One Scandal KoIIovtm Another In tho School! at It end I n so Reading, Pa., Sept. 21. Following close upon the sensation produced by the accu sations made by President Wanner of tha school board against some of the con tollers, a second disturbance in the af fairs of that body was precipitated last night by the ventilation of charges brought before the teachers committee. These charges implicate several young women teachers, who are accused of ac cepting attentions indiscreetly, consider ing the positions they held. The meeting was called principally at the request of a number of Informants against two of the teachers. The Inform ants appeared before the committee and had long tales of woe to rehearse. Their stories gave the history of the two teach ers' doings and their conduct on the streets after school hours, clandestine meetings with married men and other acts of indiscretion. A married woman told how her hus band met a, teacher in a school building; that he had become changed in his man ner toward his wife through it, and that her life had been made miserable. The offended wife was substantiated in her charges by a number of witnesses, who 'claimed to have seen some indiscreet do ings on the part of the school teacher and the husband. It was brought out in one of the oases that a detective was given $25 by a prom inent citizen, who it was testified had been intimate with one of the teachers in question, to prevent, if possible, the mat ter coming before the committee, but the man's name was given the committee and the detective's receipt for the $2 produced and read. It was learned from an pfficial sourca that other developments will be made't by the committee concerning other memwho have been noticed quite frequently as being on rather friendly terms with, teachers. It Is likely that the teachers commit tee may ask the board at its next meet ing to revoke the certificates of teachers against whom charges are made. The teachers' committee a short time ago had before it the tesdmony of soma witnesses relative to one of the teachera wearing too many diamonds. LIST OF THE JTJROES. The Drawing for the October Term Ilns Been Made. The following is a list of the grand and petit jurors drawn to serve during: the October term of the District Court: Grand Jurors-John S. P. Green. Henry Voight, Perry B. Raurk, Frank M. Mc Lean, Cornelius S. Ramsburg, John N. Pistel, Howard W. Topham. Henry O. Towles, Joseph C. Cromwell, James T. Harris, F. J. Dieudonne, Elbert Leon hardt, James Hewes, H. E. Burges3 Louis G. Freewalt, Philip Hicks, George W. Perry, C. S. Rawlings, Frank J. Hall. W. W. Biggs, F. P. Rallo, Richard W. Mann, William H. Bell. Criminal Court No. 1 Walter O'Calla han, Ignatius G. Glorius, Lewis N. In gram. John J". Curran, Charles H. Saffell, Charles C. Bryan, James L. Sands, Charles Merkle, James F. Barbour. Corbln Thompson, John Offenstein, James G. Davis, William E. Brown, Frank O. Bow man, Elkanah N. Waters, John C. Acton. Theodore F. McCawley, Charles Martin. Lewis P. Knight, George Busey. Jame3 H. Coleman. John A. Donovan, Rufus IL Darby; Thomas Ingram, Elmer E. Dwyer, John L. Waggaman. Criminal Court No. 2. Joshua W. Bar clay, J. Fred Gatchel, W. W. Riley. Charles D. Freeman. William H. Spignul, David L. Reynolds, J. T. Donaldson, Wil liam E. Tucker. Thomas Ready. Charles W. King. George F. Wells, Harry West. William Hummer. Upton B. Edmonston, Fred Jacobson, Zach T. Bateler. A. W. Dangerfield, Jacob Boyer, M. D. Jacobs. P. Grady, Richard Frere. O. O. Spicer, Joseph F. Kelly. W. A. Kenny, P. H. Ward, Anthony Gaegler. Circuit Court No. 1 Frank A. Low, Isaac D. Boyce, J. J. Lightfoot, John T. Grove, Anthony Hanlon, jr.; B. B. Con neck, Charles D. Smith, Thomas B. Ben trick. Fred F. Rayo, Oscar S. Taylor, Samuel H. Hoover, Jacob Kaufman, Fred J. Miller, Fred J. Mackenzie, Michael J. Dwyer, John A. Hughes, A. H. Flynn, James Burnett, Thomas R. Riley, Ed ward C. Coleman, R. K. Helphenstine, E. A. Bradley, George S. Locke, William J. Bowman, Charles S. Herron, S. D. Allen. Circuit Court No. 2 F. C. Luce, John Bender, Robert F. Pywell. John Langlln, J. W. Drane, H. C. Lancaster, George T. Wells, John A. Baker, J. F. Sparks, George W. Hill, G. B. Van Nest. Frank Iseman, Walter E. Schneider, William B. Hoover, Sidney J. Berry. William O. Roy, W. W. Sinclair, George C. Bergling, Ed ward D. Cox, George C. Hill, H. L. Myer, John R. True, Clinton M. Hosklnson, J. T. Murtaugh, Joseph Orange, F. A. Wright. Police Court Benjamin F. Holmes, James Moriarity, T. B. Harrison, A. P. Fardon. Frank Newkirk, Nicholas Anthony, Ed L. Barclay, O. C. Smith, John Holman, Frank Paxton, John M. Canada, William F. Turner, A. J. Dttvall, Charles E. Garnett. Henry Adams, Mich ael Kinslow, R. T. Bollard, George R. Pryor, W. W. Burdette, Richard Smith, Lewis F. Palmer. John Keefe, William E. Dulin, Fred Murdock, George H. Mai sak, R. R. Burn. District Bnllrtintr Xota. j. f. Hess was yesterday reappointed an additional private of police for duty between Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets northwest, and M and Q Streets. George E. Williamson was yesterday appointed a special policeman for duty at the Metropolitan Presbyterian Church. The Commissioners yesterday Informed Mr. William Winter, of No. 9Co U Street, that they find it Impracticable to Improve Douglass Avenue from Stanton Avenuo to the Hillsdale School house, owing to the small amount of travel on the thoroughfare.