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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1894.
CHDRCHES OF WASHINGTON The Foundry Methodist Episcopal and the Work It Has Dohc ITS INFLUENCE AND ITS WEALTH The Metropolitan Baptiit Churoh the Out growth of a Sunday-school on Capitol Hill The Strangles of the Organization and the Means Used to Eaise fundi. The Tijies publishes to-day the history of two of the Interesting churches of tho city. One the oldest and wealthiest in its denomi nationone ot the leading bodies of tho northwest, the other a young, butacthe church of the northeast; not very rloh in this world's goods, but full of determination to erect some day soon one of the finest church buildings in the city. The Foundry Methodist Episcopal Church, the mother of all Methodist churches of this olty, is known all over the country. The Metropolitan Baptist Church, the second of that denomination built In tho eastern part of the citv, is almost as well known from its struggles to raise funds with which to erect a taborna Jo ft a national character. Each is duing a good work and each has tho best Wislut. of hosts of friends. Many of the churches are still being filled With 6upplies. The families of many of the ministers are still away, the pastor himself coming to the city Saturday evening, filling his pulpit on Sunday, and leaving Monday morning After next Sunday the ministers are all expected to bo home, tho vacation will be oer, and the work of the fall begun. The Times will continue the series of church arti cles and will enter thoroughly into the work which is being done by not only the churches alone but by the -various societies connected with them. FOUNDRY -M. E. CHURCH. The Oldest and Wealthiest of That Denom ination In tho Citv- There are few churches in the city whose congregation are more acth o in general re ligious work than the Toundry Methodist Episcopal Church, on tho corner of Four teenth and G streets northwest. Guided by a pastor of great fervor in the work to which he has consecrated himself; blessed with a Sundaj-school of unusual size, and stimulated to groAlet acAhity by a record ot constantly HY .,Yrri iiv fg J BE. OLIVEB A. BHOWN. Increasing membership, it is not remarkable that it bhould be notable among tn? churches of W ashington for i hat may be called its practical Christian usefulness. (onsnousl or unconsciously every church drifts sooner or later into some natural Hold cf development and work for which it is well Buited In the Foundry Church it has been, above all things, chureh work in its broadest sense The whole congregation, 5 oung and old, are organized for their various lines of atlvit as a real lhing church ought to be. There are not the mere routine services of Fandaj -school, church, and praj er-meoting. There form but the framework on which tho work is de eloped. There arc besides tcaebers .prajer-nieetings, church class meet ings. Epworth League meetings and others e ; jalh important. But In a church which has had so interesting a history, it is neces sary to look into its past before (studying its j-resent One oar after the British left A ashington a heap of rums, Henrj roxhall. a wealthj gun manufacturer, "who had amassed considerable property for those tlTiosout of his foundry, gaie tlie funds with which the church site tas purchased. Partly because the monev was the product of th e foundry, and partlj because John esley, the founder of Methodism, began his work in a small ioundrj in an out-of-the-way corner of London, the churoh was christened with this historic name. THE XOTHETl OF CHURCHES. From the start it was prosperous. It out grew its original edifice and an enlargement of it, and during the war the congregation set out to build the present structure, whleh was dedicated In 18G6. To-day the church prop er! is estimated to be worth between 6250, 000 and $800,000. The fact has beon com irented on aboo that the characteristic of theTuundry Church has been its activity. W hat better proof of this fact could bo gnen than that it has been tho mother of fho ot'icr- In 1827 the "Woslej Chapel was stnrted i its assistance. And then as the work npened iroai time to time, McKendree.Union Chapel, Inland Carpel, and the Fifteenth Street Church came into existence through its help and financial aid The Times as influenced very largely in seleumg the Toundrj Church as one of those to be discussed this faundaj, because its pres ent much-beloed pastor, Jlev. Oliver A. Brown, has just celebrated tho twenty-fifth anniversary of his church work. He is a graduate of the Ohio YVesleyan University and later of Drew Theological Seminary. He has had cbargo of congregations, among ether places, in Boston. Cincinnati, Now lirk, and 'YN ashington. In the earning on of the church work here Dr. Brown has asso ciated with him as stewards Messrs. L. P. Ait-hu, E. F. Brooks, Seth E. Traey, James I Ewin, N. D. Tock. E. F. Simpson, A. S. Eunham, Trank L. Wilson, and W. F. Wood ward. The class laders who are in chargo of the jav work of the church among its own rr emWs are Messrs. J. E. Clokey, M. Gore, E F Simpon. B. N. Tilton. and Mrs. L. P. Altscuu Mr. James E. Fugh is tho exhorter. The music at the Toundry Church is ex cellent and one of tho plensant features of its Efrv ices is tli6 congregational sinning under the direction of Mr. Trunk L. Wilson ns precentor. Mr. William K. Cohen, one of the most talented musicians in town, is the organist. In its Sunday-school work tho Foundry Church is most active, under the leadership of its superintendent, Mr. James L. Ewin. To how how complete and systematic its organisation is the best waj is to gh en list of its officers and teachers. They are, besides Mr. Ewin, its superintendent: First assistant Bupenutendent, Louis P. Altschu; lady assist ant superintendent, Mrs. Dr. Stoweli; hon orary assistant superintendent, Addison M. Smith; secretary, Edward T. Simpson; assist ant secretary. E. A. Short; assistant secretary (acting"), Miss "Whaloy; treasurer, Dr. M. D. Took, librarian, William H. Kerr; assistant librarians, Frank C. Gore, Boscoe Washburn, Donald Tracey, and Miss Mabel Brown. Teachers, senior department Bufus IT. Til ton, Mrs. Tilton, Mi Laws, James E. Pugh, and Oeorge Ed. Tyler. Intermediate department David T. Clssel, Ben;amin II. Stinometz, Miss Mnttle Duck, William B. Mathews, Gus Warfleld Simpson, J. Biehard Biggies. Frank J. Metcalf, Miss Fttii Williams. A. Charles True. Miss Lizzio Brown, Miss Ella Stinemctz, Mrs. Annie E. Bree, Beth Tracy, Miss Watklns, Mrs. Wil Jcins, Miss Carrie Porter, Mrs. Kato V. Alt f hu, Mrs. Donohue, Mrs. Annie Beed. Pri mary department Jliss Xt&U j xow&scod mfffi CcLJr TfifflrrWFXt mm vzi fif m if Miss Grotchen Archer facts). Dotached- Miss Wade, Mrs. Ball, Mrs. Boe. ErWORTH EEAOUE WOBKEnS. Not n whit less powerful in its influence Is tho branch of tho Epworth League, whoso membership In the church Is very large. There is a Junior League as well, the formor holding ita dovotional meeting every Sunday evening uud the latter every Sunday afternoon. There Is a special League social on the third Friday of each month. The officers of tho Leaguo aro: President, William B. Mathews; deportment of spiritual work, Trank J. Metcalf; depart ment of mercy and help, Miss Eva Denham; department of literary work, George F. Ca hili; department of social work, Miss Emma A. Teller; dopcrtment of correspondence, Miss Lucretia Lacy; department of finance, Bobert L. Bains; superintendent of Junior Leaguo, Mrs. Irving O. BalL A Bpecinl feature of tho Epworth Lenguo meetings is tho conduct of their services from time to timo by representatives from the chap ter in the other Methodist churches in town, thus leading to a valuable interchange of ideas and methods. Among the other societies in tho churoh is the Woman's Foreign Missionary, of which Mrs. A. E. BoVoo, is president; Mrs. Lydiu H. Tilton, secrotnryt and Mrs. L. P. Altschu, treasurer. Ihore is nlso a woman's Home Missionnrv Society, of which tho president is Mrs. H M. Teller, wife of the Colorado Sena tor; the o icretary, Miss Clara Bell, and tho treasurer, Mrs. Brown. The Young Ladies' Jr&iiA rouhDnr ar. e. cnuncn. Missionary Society officers are Miss Ella Stlen metz, president; Miss Emma Teller, secretary, andMrs.Dr. Brumbaugh, trensurer. There is also a Sundaj-school Missionary Society, of which Mrs. L. P. Altschu is president; Mr. C. A. Stoy. secretary, and Miss Mattle Duck, treasurer. In its membership th Foundry Church numbers the following Senators and membor of Congress Senators Teller and Mills, and Beprosentathes Dockery, Sajles, Dolllver, rietcher, Itichards, Hepburn, rnrmer, and Moon. President and Mrs. Hayes attended the church while in Washington, and an oil portrait of Mr. Haves, considered bj the family to be tho bestin existence, hangs in the church parlors There is also there a fine portrait of Henry Foxhall, the founder. In membership the church has between 700 and 800, Dr. Brown in his less than three years' service having added 84 on probation and 97 by letter. Tho church has no debt and its sittings aro free, the weekly envelope plan and voluntary subscriptions being adopted. Tho tru-tees of the churcn are W. E. Chaud ler, J. E. Clokev, T. A. Harding, E. H. King, W. J. Libbey, . M. Lueth, B II. Stlenmetz, Hon. Hiram Price, and It. II. Willett. Mr. Libbey recentlj contributed $10,000 to the Lucy Webb Haj es' Dcnconess'Training School, on North Capitol street. a fihtob's VIFWS. No better way to close this brief description of the Foundry Church just after Dr. Brown's twenty-fifth anniversarv in the ministry could bo suggested than to give his views on the work he is aiming at. Ho sajs: "If the M. E. church is anj thing she is ag gressive. Aggressiveness has been and is her chief characteristic. She was born with an ng gresIvo spirit and her whole pollcj seems to have been constructed for the manifestation of such a spirit. Her world-trotting bishops and missionary and educational agents, her thous and and more presiding elders traveling over as many districts, all on the alert for new fields and new enterprises and new work, her 20, 000 active and energetie itineratiDg ministers scattered over tho face of the whole earth and her -vast membership of 4,000,000 of as wide awake Christians as are to be found on the globe all together constitute ono of the might iest and most aggressive forces among mon. The M. E. church has alw.ivs been the people's church. Her doors have nlwajs stood open wide to all, and within her lold all classes and conditions havo found not onh a welcome, but a congenlnl home. Her characteristic methods of work in tho con version of men havo been proven to be, in the long years of her hltorj , quite as suc cessful as any other method (even the most modern) cmplovcd in revival work. Born in a revival, she has nlwaja been a revival church. For her to cease to emnloj the methods which have made her distinctively a revival church would bo to fold her mightiest arm of power. The so-called 'forwnrd move ment' is but a revival of tho methods of early methodism. "In tho thorough organization of the young people of Methodism in the Epworth Le igue another arm of power hns been laid bare, which promises the most wonderful rtsults in tho work of tho church. At present Method ism is endeav oring to get a little further into the homes and a little nearer tho hearts of tho people, so that she may better understand their needs and maj bettor minister to them." METROPOLITAN nAITIST CHURCH. A Wide-nwalco and Pushing Organization on Capitol Hill. A wldo awake, pusning congregation Is that of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, cor ner of Sixth and A streets northeast. It is only sixteen years old, but has a membership of 255, a largo Sundnj -school, a flourishing Society of Christian Endeavor, a pastor of national reputation, and proposes to erect one of the handsomest church buildings in the city. It was tho second Baptist Society JIETnorOEITAX' BAPTIST CHURCH. formed on Capitol Hill, and during its short life has managed to make itself known all over tho United States not onlv nmong tho Baptists, but amonc public men cf all faiths. It has taken the lead in womnn's work and has two deaconesses, and two of the assistant su perintendents of the Sunday-school and one of tho assistant librarians are ladies. If any of tho ladies will take charge of any brnnch of tho wort tho male members or tho congrega tion aro willing to turn it over to them. Tho result has been more than was hoped for. In 1871 a Baptist Sunday-school was started by half a dozen earnest workers. Tho Bap tists of the Hill were not pleasantly located for attending church. Away down by the Navy Yard there was a thriving congregation and the nearest church in tho opposito direc tion wns Calvary, on Eighth street. The Sun-dnv-school prospered, and soon there was talk of a new church. This talk resulted in tho formation of the Metropolitan Baptist Association, an organization of Capitol Hill people, irrespective of religious belief, but largely made up of Baptists. This associa- oji iaisjj, Pcisd a lptjt tbe corger ojj i i Bixth and H streets northenst, for 81,000, nnd on a part of this built a chapol at a cost of $2,000. robrunry 27, 1878, tho Metropolitan Baptist Church was organized, with a con stituent membership of thirtv-one, and shortly afterward the association doodod to tho con gregation tho lot and chapol it had erected. Since that timo tho history of tho church has been that of a struggling congregation with high aims, which havo boon gradually np proachod, and tho body now begin to see tho end of its labors. Fighting against heavy odds It hoc kopt in tho front rank, nnd tho dream of a magnificent Baptist Tabernacle within tho shadow of the Nation's Capitol may soon become a reality. a ;ovet EEaai:o scnrsin. In 18SG tho old chapol became too smnll for tho worshipers, nnd it was decided to oreot an additional structure. Tho question of raising the money for this entorprlso was enmostly discussed, and nmost novol plan was adopted. A circular letter was prepared and, with an engraving of the proposed building, sent broadcast over the land. Every public man ot anj noto received ono of the letters. They wnro sent to the South ns well as to tho North, and the responses wero not a few. Among those who indorsed the work undertaken by the church was Dr. James C. Welling, late president of Columbian University. The let ter claimed aid from those to whom it was sent on the ground that tho membership was composed largely of government employes, who might at any timo lose their positions nnd return to their former homes in tho States and those who took their place would most probably como to that section of tho city to live. With tho money secured from this letter and from pnvato subscriptions tho work on the addition was begun, and in 1887 it wns dedicated. Tho congregation has beon using it over since, and it now consists of 100 members more than at that time. To relieve the crowded condition is tho hopo of this peo ple. Tho plans for the tubcrnacle are all completed, and with strong hearts they aro entering on tho struggle to build it. Timo may be required, but tho congregation has patience nnd pluck, and sooner or later will finish the work on which it started j ears ago. Not satisfied with the letter scheme, somo of thojounger mombers of tho congregation conceived tho idea of publishing a paper which could bo taken as tho church organ for this vicinity. The Metio politan Baptist was the result, and for three jears it appeared regularly. At first tho idea was pleasing, and much interest was manifested, even on tho outside, but as tho j ears wont by interest died, nnd tho paper was forced to suspend last December. It was a breezy publication, and contained much in teresting church news. Allen C. Clnrk wns tho editor and J. O'C. Itoberts tho business manager. Stephen F. H million looked after the local news and made it very readablo. There is somo talk that this feature maj be revived. 'N hether tho old editorial 5taft will take hold again is a question. Thoj enjojed it while at it, but feel that tho labor should bo divided with others. THE FlYF PASTORS. Tho church has had five pastors since 187S. The first was llov. Stophen II. Mirick. Then came in tho ordnr named Rovs. Joseph W. Parker, D. D., W. M.Ingersoll. W H. Young, and Green Clay Smith. Tho lntter has been in charge for tho past four ears. Hois known throughout tho countrv, and it is seldom a church has a pastor who was once a general, a Congre-smau, Governor of a Terrltorj, and Presidential candidate den. Smith's history is an interesting one. and adds to the church of which ho is now pastor. Ho is a Kentuckian by birth, and his father fought with nnd was a friend of YUlliam Henrj Harrison, and was afturvvard a Con gressman. Mr. Smith served in tho war with Mexico as a volunteer and wa commissioned lieutenant lor gallant seiv lces. After this ho finished his educa tion, studied hi w. and at tho outbre ik of tho eivil war was a member of tho Ktutuekj Lsgislature. He was an uncompromising Union man nnd raised a regiment of cavalrv, going to tho front in command. In lbttl ho was made a brig ulier general, nnd was sent to Congress in lsG3, Ho was a member of the Republican convention which nomintted Lincoln and Johnson, nnd eameverjneir being placed on tho tickot as the eaudidato for ico President instead of Andrew John son. In 18G6 ho was appointed Governor of Montana Territorj, and took charge when it required a man ot nerve to fill the position. Shortlv after he entered the ministrj , and in lb70 he wns tho Prohibitionist candidate for President. He was a most engaging speaker, nnd took high rank as an orator in Congress, Ho was at his best, though, in thoso dajs in a crowd, nnd nt n meeting in New lork held during tho war ho captured a great crowd, following Gov. Morton, of Indiana, and Henrj Ytard Beech er. o a preacher ho lfe eloquent, and as a pastor scarcelj equaled m the citj He is kept busj visiting the mom bers ot hN congregation, and is the life of all social gatherings called "General ' by most of his fioek. he is respected bj young nnd old. Ho is grcatlv interested m tho work of tho j oung people of his church, .aid belicv es in doiug all ho can to further it. In this con nection ho sajs "I behevo in nil means u-eJ to elevato the standard of thought among tho young. Thov are the hopo of the future. If good papers nnd good books can be placed in tho hands of the bovs and girls, outsido tho influence of a cliurch, mucn good can bo done. In tho church ono must keep them busy." ROME IWOV VTIONS. The officials of tho church are workers who stand shoulder to shoulder with their pastor. Several of them aro constituent mombers of tho cnurch, nnd though they have moved to tho northwostern part of the citj, still retain their membership and are regular attendants at all the services. Tho deacons are Yv alter J. Brooks, Uriah S. Hanks, Westwood F. Paxson, Benjamin Vail, jr.. George W. 'Wil liamson, and Chnrles II Gre ithouce. Tho trustees, aro Allen C. Clark, Francis McLean, Henr C. Murrnj . George C. Boss, nnd Dun can Ihompson. Iho officers of the church are Allen C. Clark, treasurer, James O'C. Roberts, chairman of llnnnco committee, Stephen T. Hamilton, director of ushers, and Francis McLean, clerk. In nil things they have worked together in harmonv and the high standing of tho church is largely duo to their efforts. Tho two deaconesses, who find a much work as thoj care to do among tho ladies of the church, aro Miss Tannic A. Lncj and Mrs. Camilla Lowell. 'Ihe female pirtiou of tho congregation is divided into two parts, and each of these ladies takes charge of one. Her duties are to visit tho sic! and those in trouble, and their labors havo been most suc cessful. The appointment of thoso deacon esses several 3 cars ago was an experiment, and now the cliurch can scarcely see how 11 could get along without them. The results have been fnr beond the expectations of tho church officials, and when a B lptist minister, glancing ovor the list of officer, saw the names of the deaconesses, he asked the clerk V omen at work? How do thev do?" "Ele gantly," was tho enthusiastic response. "It's the best change wo havo mudo for years." There was a third deaconess, but sho moved from the city, nnd tho two ladies named havo chargo of the entire work. Services nre held in the church twice each Sunday, und tho general prajer meeting is held each Thursday evening. Iho covcn.int meeting is held on tho Ihursdny evening be forothe first Sunday of each month; commun ion the first Sunday and tho woman's mis sionary circle tho third Sunday at 3 p. m. The regular church meetings are held quar terly tho third Wedncsditj cv cning in Jan uary, April, July and October. At tho Sun day services especial attention is paid to tho music, which is rendered by a largo choir under the direction of Mr. II. F. Strnthum. Mr. Francis McLean, the clork, also reads all tho church notices, thus relieving tho jinstor. This chango has been found to bo of great benofit. Mr. Allen C. Clnrk is chairman of tho music committee and sees that tho stand ard is not lowered. WORK OF THE TOUhQ PEOrLE. The Sunday-school is n most flourishing one. The average attondanco last year was about 200. It is held in tho morning and the intorcst is never permitted to become slack. The election of ladies to several offices wak ened every one up nnd thoy have kept wido awake sinco. Mr. Edward Warren is tho su perintendent, assisted by the following: Ben jamin Vail, jr., first assistant superintendent; Mrs. Marion J. McLenn, second assistant su perintendent; Miss Barbara Mnier, third as sistant superintendent: Uriah S. Hanks, treas urer; Stophen T. Hamilton, librarian; Miss Helen Hamilton nnd Eugene B. Dawson, as sistant librarians; Walter J.Brooks, precentor; Mjsg Bia M.jHSji Piaajgt, ag. iTuligft T. Cockorillo, secrotnry. Tho sohool is self-supporting and In no way is a churgo upon the church. The soclotyof Christian Endeavor Is tho ono organization of which tho young pooplo of this church have full charge. It is one of tho most active branches in tho city. Its regular meeting is held each Sunday evening nt G.30 o'clock nnd continues till the regular church service begins. Mr. Uriah S. Hanks is tho presldont of tho society, and has for his as sistants Mr. Julian T. Cockorillo, -v ico presl dout; Miss BarDara Maier, secretary, and Miss Laura Trench, treasurer. Tho society supports a mission nt tho corner of K and Ninth streets southenst, which is in chargo of Mr. Cockcrillo. Frnyer-meetings are held on Tuesdny and on Triday evenings, and much good has been ncccomplished. Tho Booiety hns a membership of fifty, and during tho whitor ofton give3 entertainments for the church. The Junior Christian Endeavor So ciety, composed of tho boys and girls of tho congrogntion,has a membership of about forty. It rneots at -i o'clook Sunday afternoon, nnd is under tho chargo ot Mr. Cockerille. Mr. Cookenllo nnd Mr. S. T.'IIamilton aro tho dele gates to tho Central Leaguo of tho Endeav orers Some of tho jounger ladies of the church aro Interested in tho King's Daughters, but all aro mombora of tho Woman's Missionary Circlo. It holds monthly and qunrtorly meet ings and tho ladies find it most plensnnt to nt toud. Studies of tho -various lauds where missionaries of tho church are stationed nre taken up at theso meetings, and often a letter from somo of tho missionaries is read. Tho membership fee 13 il a v ear, but the ladies muko it a trifle larger by giving two cents a weok. Tho officers nro: Mrs. Tranci3 McLoan, president; Miss Fannio Lacy, vice president; JIis3 Mary B. Smith, secrotary, and Mrs. Wil liam Haiton, treasuror. The money rnlsod by the society is devoted to tho education of childron nnd tho placlnir of lady missionaries in the field. It is a branch of tho Woman's Baptist Foreign Mission Society, and accord ing to its means stands well. This winter tho circle expects to do bottor work thnn over bo coro. - ECOKOAY AS A FINE ART. C Novel Ideas Which One ngllsh Girl Has on the Subject. Of all the virtues extolled by sage and enint, few to my mind are bo attrnctlvo as tho power of saving money, sas a foreign writer. All inylifolhavo desired ardently to save money. I havo nover done so. Tho groatest stumbling block in tho path of my ambition has been that I never had any money to save. It has boon my lot to think what I might havo accomplished had fortune been kinder. "Might," I say advisedly, lor there Is ono thing stronger than human desire, and that is human instinct. I havo strong instinct to spend. Preachers saj that there is no in stinct of the human soul which has not its corresponding me ins of gratification either in this world or the next. I nm in n position to denj that tntomeut. M instinct to spend monev has wandered unmatcd and forlorn, apparently without hope of ovor finding Us gratifying complement, since mj birth As to the next world, I have never heard of nn shops there, or. for tho matter of that, any monev. In my early jouth whenover any ono wanted to make me n present thej gave mo a purse or else a monev-box. What their object was I never could guess. Certainlj mv eco nomical desires needed no stimulus all they wanted was an opportunity which never eame Tho advnutiige ot having several purses and monev -boxes is that occasionally ou stow somo maney away in one and for get it The joj of finding it is unspeakable. Hint hupi eued to mo once, but unhappilj it was not mj mouej. Tho chief use to whit h I put the moucj-boes was to lock them, fasten tho kejs to n pennv kev-ring, and jingle them in inj pocket. I well remember three purses I once nos scsed. Ono contained u label Benevolent Objiets," another "Gifts to Friend-. ' and the third wns devoted to"Pcrs.ounl Expenses " I havo the first still. It is little worn and looks likn new , a most elegant receptacle of deliento Russian le ither with temptiiiK pockets ot vnrving vm It seoais sad to think that such u purso, made for shining gold pieces and etisp bunk notes, should havo been used so little, nnd bo practical! unacquainted with the nobler specimens of our coinage 'Ihe second wns 11 small, unobtrusive purse, which I found In an old drawer the other da. Often havo I raked its recesses in tho hopo that I might do justice to tho strength of mv affections, 'lhat hope was rare! fulflllul. The purse for "personal expenses" has -vanished, nresumablv worn out. I remember it well It was largo and strong nnd tcugh. During its latter da s it had 11 hole 1111 . several holes iu itb lining, while, through carrying henvv cargoes ot copper coin, the clasp was disabled. I oneo found n three peiinv bit unepe tedl between tho lining nnd the. leather. Ever afterwards I used to put threeptnnv hits in that purso with tho hopo that thov would get lost. As I examined tho purse thoroughl at frequent intervals, however, the never had time to do so. 'Iho oul thing I ever saved was a flvo pound not, be-towed on me b a benevolent relative. Parental blandishments induced me. with tho guiltlessness of childhood, to lend that astounding 'nm to her majesty tho Queen, who w.is supposed to bo in pecuniary embarrassments which onl m noto could re lieve As I was ignorant of tho methods of withdrawing mono from the Po-t-Offlee Sav ings Bank, the mone remained there somo time. It is not thero now It mnj be wondered why I long to have tho power to -live Let me bnofi explain. I should not think of saving until I did not want to buy nntbmg further. If I could save I snould hnvo traveled all over tho world and seen ever thing worth seeing. My house would be crammed with books and picturet. I should not havo to vex m medi tative spirit In arduous labors I should havo cle irod some dozens of hospitals nnd good In stitutions from debt, built almshouses, and pensioned off a few w 01 thy old souls who Wero looking wennh nt the workhouso in tho nenring future. Then I should begin to save. Think how delightful' I know ver well there aro mnny people who will think my position quito untenable. Thoy gii, determine how much vou will snend and never spend a farthing more, como life or death. Now that is absurd. What's the good of living to make oneself miserable about half pence? Mono is but a vilo serv ant of man. True in "this as in famil life, tho domestic occasionally holds tho koS of pow er. But saving of such u martinet description is positively distasteful when carried into practice. It is inartistic, the deadly sin of tho nineteenth centur. lou ma be a liar, a scandalmonger, oven decontly immoral, but beware of being inartistic. It means so cial death, which to somo people is as much worse than phsicnl departure as hanging is more tijing to tho nerves than influenza. Such is not the gentle art of saving. There is nothing gentle about it. It is -violence personified. My plun is quito different. Patents are selfish things, hence I give my plan to tno world unprotected. AhenIsc"o a book I should like to buj but cannot, I put its net pri( e down as saved. Tho same w ith other things; concert and theater tickets, trips to tho continent or Scotland, all tho ex penses I cannot afford go undor tho head of "money saved." It is astonishing what can bo dono in this way. I sav ed X200 last year. Saving with delights but no sorrows. Saving With u thrill of xirtuo nnd no self-denial! Hnd n Good Pupil. Tho attompt to enforco artificial politeness gives occasion for somo amusing incidents. A story is told of an English landed proprie tor who sent by his servant, a oung lad, n brace of English pheasants for tho rector of tho parish. Tho boy was ushered into tho room where tho rector was sitting. Throwing tho gamo at his feet tho boy said: "Here is a pair of pheasants my mastor has sent yo," and with out taking off his hat turned toleavotbe room." "Hold on," said tho rector. "That is not tho way to do it. You ait hero and I'll show you." Taking up tho birds tho rector put on his hat and loft tho room. Immediately return ing, tho rector removed hi3 hat and bowed low to the boy saying: "Your worship, my master has sent a brace of pheasants which ho wishes 3 ou to accept with his compli ments." "Thank you, sir," said tho boy, rising nnd bowing, "Tell 3 our master I am much obliged to him, and here Is a shilling for your trouble la bringing them to me. Boston POETRY IN COLORED GLASS Somo Further Descriptions of Church Windows in Washington. THE MEMORIAL TO GEN. LANDER Banned and Well-executed Idea Tho Eaitorn Preibyterian Churoh Bich in Windows Other Houses of "Worship Oelebratod for Their Beautiful Designs. In tho series of articles recently appearing in The TimE3 on tho church windows of Washington, mnny churchos havo been as yet unmentioned. St. Domlnio'e, In South Wash ington, St. Poter's nnd St. Mnrk'a, on Capitol Hill, nnd tho Eastern Presoytonan all havo beautiful examples of decorative art. St. Dominic's controls tha largest parish In South Washington, and tho white stone structure which has beon built over tho ruins of tho first church, which was burned a fow jears ago, is a very handsome building of the gothic t pe, with four sido chapeh built out from each side of tho main building. The main altar is of Carara marble, and tho finest Hpocimon of gothlo work on any altar to bo seen In tho city. A large crucifix hangs OTor tho sacred receptacle for tho host. On tho lower pannel of this nltar Is a bas-relief in representation of tho Lord's Supper after Le norda Divinics. Tho windows in tho gothic dome above tho high altar represent St. Dora! nick, St. Thomas Aquirimus, the Blessed Virgin, St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph. The four side chapels havo richly colored win dows of conventional patern with round tops. St, Peter s Cliurch, Capitol Hill, on tho cor ner of C nnd Second streets, is built of whlto marble, nnd is now the place of worship of ono of tho largostand wealthiest Boman Cath olic parishes in tho District and nn ornament to East Washington, whero only a few eara ago prosperous churches wero few and far between. St. Peter's keys are In relief over tho wide entrance on Second street. Tho interior is light and pleasing in effoet, as its finishing is i'l such correct taste, the groined vaso especially flno. Ihe processional pictures on tho side walls aro of terra cotta bas-reliefB from Pans. The main alttfr is of puro white marblo. Tho windows in this church are all tho work of tlie Lo Due manufactory near Pans. Thero aro ilvo over the high altar. Tho color and drapery m the attitudes of tho figures havo each much to recommend them to the cultivated tosto nnd to inspire re ligious fervor. On either side of the high altar Is the nltar of the Ble'sed Virgin and St. Joseph. Over the mnin nltar on tho central window is por tr.ied the tlguro of the Sacred Heart. This memorial is the gift of Mr. Owen Donell ; the ht Paul window, Mr. George Hnrve, fat. Peter's, Miss Jeanette Carroll, bt. John, the beloved disciple. Mine Julia Smith. Tho altar of the Blessed irgln was donated by Tiither Matthews, assistant pastoral tho timo the church was erett-d. Tho Blessed A irgln window represents a beautiful flgura drapod in white, with the hands clasped over the bosom in prayer. A blue clonk floats from the shoulders, "and tho uplifted faco lb gentlo, sweet, and full of devout feeling. St. Joachim, father of tho Blessed Virgin, 1- rej resented on one sidenud St. Anu on the other. Ihe altar of St. Joseph was contributed by Mr Shrugnio and also the window above it. Tho memorial of bt. Alosius was the gilt of Shrugue. St. Vincent do Paul was given by rather fcaluin, and St. Patrick's window bv lllintn Leech. The Eastern Prcsbtennn Church, on Sixth street northeast, with its round stone tower and open lower windows, nnd pointed roof overtopDing the tower, is ono of the mo-t picturesque churches in the citv. with no rival, except it ma be the handsome front and open tower of thoChtirch of the Covenant. It has flvo gables than which nothing ndd so much to the appearance of n public building m which, as 111 this, thero is a harmonious selection or blending 01 several forms of ar chitecture. Ihoro are sovernl memorial windows in the En-tern Presbuerinn Church, but these, with the exception of one, are of conventionalized pattern. Tho exception window is a medal lion memorial of Je-ie M. Blair with an in scription "B members of her Sabbatn school class." A wreath of blue acanthus leaves surround it, with a ricn border of gal colored autumn leaves, and it is set with jewels of turquoise, amber, and crvstal. It is n Tiffau window. Tho cosv little bt. Mark's Episcopal Church corner of A and Third streets. East Washington, is now undergoing repairs, hav ing an addition made to tho mnin nudience room, which will nearly doublo its present seating capacity. A newSunday-sehoot build ing is being added, and the belfry tower is being completed. In all tho improvements will cost about 525,000. 1 ho windows on 'J bird street aro all memo rial ones. At tho end of tho nnvo on A street is a window which contains within its limits tho most wonderful story and suggestions of an thing I have hitherto seen, relating to the hfo ot Christ. Ihoonl m-criptiou on it Is tlie ono convolng tho richest and rarest hopo vouchsafed to mortal man In theso prophetic words "And 1, if I be lifted up, will draw nil men unto me." t"Frcm the earth" is omitted from tho quotation.) 'Ihe central figure is that of Christ leaving tho temple of justice, whero neither Herod nor Pilnto could find nn thing "worthy of death in him." Tho scene depicted is this: Christ still in tho "gorgeous robe" in which "tho men of wnr had arrayed him," is de scending the stops of tho judgment hall going to his cruciflxiou. In tho foreground nt tho foot of the steps is St. Simon, "on w hom thoy laid the cross," and "a great company of peo ple of men and women which also bewailed and lamented him." Perhaps it was tho moment when Jesus turning unto them said: "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for ourselves and for our chil dren." Tho general tone of tho picture is dark, for bidding, tragic, as though naturo suffered with him; but upon tho Christ tho smile of God seems to fall from behind tho heavy clouds abovo him, illuminating his figure. It is a strong, suggestive motive handled ns in an oil painting. It speaks of a cruel death, and prophesies of a bright immortal ity, something overruling all this anguish of body and mind. Mrs. Jenn Lander, the retired actress, con tributed this noble window. I was told by ono of our local artists tho other day tnat Mrs. Lander gave great enro and unwearied at tention to tho selection of the modol before sho found any suggestion that approached her ideal of w'nat was fitting nnd appropriate. In what it does not say "as a momorial ot Gen. Lander," as woll as in its significant suggestion of -victory over death, its concep tion is very refined and full of feeling that does honor to Mrs. Lander's judgment of head and heart. As Mrs. Lander Is now in Europe, and tho rector of the parish Is nlso taking n vncation, I was unablo to find out who tho forvid artist wus, or whero the window a as made. On tho west wall of St. Mark's the first memorial is of Boar Admiral Bay, who died hero only last ear. Tho pictured window represents Christ walking on th water, and tho disciples in a bont, who, seeing him, are afraid, thinking ho is "a spirit," which is tho ubjoct of tho second section. Tho surging sen and scudding clouds overhead aro all realistically colorod; but as tho waters sub side "at his command" he saS: "Be of good cheer. It is I; bo not afraid." p Tho second window depicts Christ annoint ing the ees of tho blind; the third, the ascen sion, in which Christ is represented as being attended by two bright-winged nngels. All theso windows aro square, triplo ones, with round gothio heads. Their rich color scheme and well composed groups aro readily recognized by one at all familiar with Scrip ture story, a compliment which enn bo paid but lew picture-windows. In the corner, on the opposite wall, is tho momorial of Bobert Benlo, whioh repreaentB that exquisitively beautiful version of St. Luke, whero Elizabeth and tho Yirgln Mary Jugo aafls$u.ia qn,Q. nUigr CYonfasjr aJ proachlng motherhood, in the rich metaphor of the Hobrow tongue, so full of poetry and grand In prophesy. Tho central figure, the virgin, Is robed In a loose garment of white nnd gold Persian pat tern. Tho pose of the figure, with the soft, inspired countenaco and uplifted eyes, all express meekness and suggest Ideal purity. On the right Is St. Ellzuboth with an old, thin faco bound up in linen bunds, a face full of sympathy, while St. Luke, tho silver tongued ovnngelist, i3 on the left. With St. MarkV I closed a self-imposed pll grimago nmong the churches of the Capital. I was surprised at tho -variety of subject, tha "beauty of holiness" found pictured on stained glass of the memorial windows. Ivo doubt some were missed which should have been seen. In making such a summer's daypilgrlm ago ono could but be impressed with tha beauty, strength, and solidity of our newer churoh architecture; with the appropriate decorations found within them. They ipeak eloquently of the religious zeal of our pros perous citizens nnd ot consecrated women, who givo of their best to adorn their religious homes. Ejiilt L. Shebwood. ECCENTRIC AND INDEPENDENT. Hans Von Bulow's Peculiar Frankness An Awful Revenge. Dr. Hans von Bulow has tho credit of hav ing beon perhaps tho mo3t eccentric musician that ever lived. His frankness was some thing terrible. 3Iusic says of him that ha was accustomed to meet a large class twice a year In Germany, at which many members were listeners, while those who wishad to play might send in their names to him. Sometimes he chose those whom he pre ferred and sent out for them, while tho rest waited in terror for their turn to come. This nervousness of anticipation was not without cause. An awkward English girl ono day went to the piano, nnd. frightened almost out of her wits, managed to play her piece after a fash ion. "AchI" he roared. "You play tho easy passagers with a difficulty that "is simply enormous!" Once in playing at a concert ho stopped abruptly and ordered tho ushers to turn tho piano around. His reason was asked and ha replied that a lady In tha audlenco annoyed him unspeakably by fanning herself out of time. It was suggested that it might bo simpler to ask her to stop, but he replied that he could not think of such a thing. So the piano was turned. So far as the audience was concerned, ho nlwns mado a point of doing exactly as he pleased. On one occasion the orchestra which ho was conducing had just given a very long Brahms svmphony, which was quito beyond tho comprehension of any but tho musicians among the listeners. Whn tho audlenco failed to givo him tho applause he expected ho turned upon them funousl : 'What' You do not like it? I will teach yon to like it!" and he had the entire compo sition plaed through again from beginning to end. Brahms was alwav3 applauded after that, if only in self-defense. But when a Leipzig audience insisted on re calling him, in spite of his repeated refusal to plnv again, he came forward and said: "IfOU do not stop this applause I will pla all Bach's fort -eight preludes and fugues from beginning to end! ' TRICKS OF PHILATELISTS. Stnmp-CoIIcctors Become Bulls and Bears nnd the .Market is Livcl Philntely has often been the arena of "bulls," and "bears," and in dealing in stamps it Is ns necessary for ono to be wide awako as in speculating in tho shares of re motely situated silver and other mines which a ubiquitous gang of swindlers peri odical! bring forward for tho philanthropic purpose of filling their own pockets, says tho rortnightlyBeview. An attempt at a "cor ner" is said to havo beon made m regard to the United States Columbian issue but it was unsuccessful. A similar move wa3 mado when the United States government was about to ceaso the is sue of 10-cent stamped envelopes. A certain dealer bought 10 000 examples for which he paid 1,000 and was sufficient! "previous" to issue a circular to the effect that collectors would be able to buy examples after a certain date at a fancy figure. The postal depart ment was Inundated with protests from those who had not taken time by the forelock. The department wns furious at tho trick and the decision to suspend the isuo was revoked nnd 150.000 more wero printed off. Tho dealer has learned by this time that it 15 possible to be too smart. Another illustration may suffice to "point a moral ' in this direction. A certain Don Juan Cardiltns. Montevideo, collected over 100,000 examples of the Uruguay five-cent bluo of 18S3, with tho figure of Gen. Santos. But a v er large number of tnis issue had been struck off. nnd the unfortunate specu lator would not have reahed a profit on his transaction until he had reached the ago of Methuselah, so, not content to wait, pnd, finding it impossiblo to make this stamp rare bv fair or other means, Don Cardillos set fire to the lot. Champions of Abscntraindednes. They are telling a story of a Dutchman who presented himself at a registrar's office re cently to obtnin a license for his approaching marriage, and who, upon being asked tho name of the bride, was compelled to confess that It had quite escaped him and ho had to return home for the necessary information. It's a pretty good story of absence of mind, but thero aro others on record that aro even better. Thero havo been cases where persons have even forgotten their own names. Lessing, the historian, was subject to the most wonderful ilts of abstraction. Ono night, returning home late, ho rang the front door bell nnd when a servant called out from nn upper window that tho professor was not nt home, he said. "All right, I'll come again." nnd walked nway. There was an English olergv man. tho Eev. George Harvest, who was engaged to a daughter of the bishop of London, but on the day of his wedding went Ashing nnd forget ful of the nppomted hour did not appear for tho nuptials. The lady broke off Ihe match. Kew York Herald. n Glider Believes in Woilman. Mr. Gilder, who has been in the North Polo business himself, nnd is an authority on arc tic exploration, tells me that he does not share the distrust of tho Wellmnn expedition's good fnith and methods which has been manifested by many zealous geographers, explorers, and sailors on th other side, says Major Handy in tho Now York Mail and Express. Gilder saw Wellmnn beforo ho loft. nnd. going over his plans with him, became sntis flod that he know what ho was about and was deeply in earnest, and hud good reason to ex pect success. Tho men who accompanied him wero well selected, but Mr. Gilder feared, as it seems to havo turned out, that tho Nor wegians, good sailors though they are, would get in a funk nnd cut nnd run as soon as any thing serious happened. As to Wedmnn's future courso, Mr. Gilder thinks he is making a mistake in postponing his second voyage until 1835. since ho is iust as likely to hav 0 n f reo courso next year. A New V ny of Looking at It. O, tho clinking of the scissors In the editorial den. As they glide through tho exchanges crisp and bright! It Is certain very certain, they aro mightier than the pen And thoy make a lot more music day and night! Tho scissors Tho scissors: They are mightier than tho pen. And their music Makes a Jinglo ' In the oditorial ponl Just think of all tho items that thoy gather day by day Tho brains they cut to pieces as they fly! Spring, summer, fall, or winter how they earn their scarcity pay! Still toiling through tho weather, wot or dry! Tho scissors The scissors; They are mightier than tho pen. And they're still the finest factor In the making of great men! The Great Sale -OF Iron and Brass Bedsteads AT The Rinkl Now YorJc Aye., bet. 13th and 14th Sts. ONLY TWO DAYS MORE Monday. Sept. 10. Tuesday, Sept. II. BRASS, WHITE EfAMELED, and BRASS and PLAIN WHITE EAMELED Bedsteads in 3-4. 4-1. and double AT NEARLY OE-HALF PRICE "V e had 250 in stock Saturday morning. We have now 163. If you aro in need oj ono come at once, aa thoy will not last the two days, MONDAY and TUESDAY A saTtng to you of from 95 to $15 on ch. Bedstead. t t t f ? t t t t t The Julius Lansburgh Furniture and Car pet Company, f The cost of running a Siemen's Lungren Gas Lamp compared to the cost of an electric light is as 50c. to $1. Yet it is a steadier and more "bril liant light. t t t t t t t t Gas Appliance Exchange, 1428 N. Y.Ave. Itica Han Srlctly All Ironing Done by Hand. 801 R St. N. W. Jy25-tf w,s,S EDMONSTON'S "fSbss? FOR LADIES ASH GEKTLEMEX IT CAUSES LOTS OF TALK. Tho Watch Contest I Attracting a. Good Deal of Attention. The battle or tho ballote waged merrily yes terday. Some of the leaders lost sround for the time being, and some dart horses wera brought out. hut it is still anybody's fight, and the best man wins. The following letter explains itself: It. HtKKIS & Co., Cor. Seventh asd D. Stb. N. TV. "WisHrxoTON TrstEs: Gentlemen: We have received telegram to day notifying ua of the arrival at New York custom-house of tho watch ordered by you to be awarded to the moat popular police officer of Washington. Our 31r. Harris will be la Xew York Monday, and will aeo that said watch is shipped at once. The watch Is from the celebrated factory of Huegenlu & Son, and ii made accordingto yourspecial order. Tha cases are extra heavy solid 18-karat gold, finely engine turnedwith antiauo bow and sunk pendant. The movement Is of nickel, set with extra flno rubies, strikes the hours nnd quarters on different chime bells, has a chronograph sweep second attachment for timing horses, registering a fifth second, Tha hands aro solid gold, s"t with minuto dia mond, and the movement is finely adjusted to temperature. W e consider this one of tho finest watches ever brought to this city, and sb.dl be pleased to exhibit the sams in. our show-window for you. Verv respectfully yours, Sept. 3, 18i4, R. Habsis A Co. When the polls closed last evening tho count stood Sereeant Daley 97 Inspector UolUnberger .. 51 Private W Riley (Ninth Precinct) ...50 PriTate Gos (Eighth. Precinct) 47 Capt. Austin 40 Private Crawford i mounted). 39 Private Gelabert (Eighth Precinct). 33 lieutenant Kelly ....... ............... 33 Lieutenant Oessford 30 bergeant Montgomery. 29 Private Daniel Sullivan (Sixth Precinct) 23 Lieutenant Aml3 .................. 27 Sergeant Falvey 15 QUEER AMMATE THINGS. A horse that went mad in a Columbus fOhio') livery stable bit another horse and three men before it lay down and died. A. Rockland (Me.-) man has two tame quails. Tho hen has laid forty-three eggs this season, nnd is still laying. Both birds seem to thriva in confinement. An angry cow pored nn Arcadia Qlich.) woman so that the victim Is likely to die. Sha had been imprudent enough to wear a red dress while crossing the pasture. Many deer are dropping dead by the way side m Washington and Penobscot counties, Maine. A local newspaper shrewdly suspects that the fatal malady will disappear when hunting can be done openly and above-board. C. A. Davis, of EHiottsviHo. Maine, was chased to a railroad trestle and kept a pris oner thero by a pick of jelping wolves for threo houra. Ihen the creatures got tired orscared nt something and disappeared. Forest Tires and AVicVed "Weeds. Whenever there is a costly forest fire or somo pestilential weed overruns a territory tho first rush is to legislatures for help. It reminds one of the iEsopinn fable of the wag oner stuck In tho mud and praying to Jnptter to pull tho wheels out. There could be no forest fires -n Ithout an accumulation ot dead brush. The annual fall ot loaves or dead twigs might haveaycerly lire run through them and tho trees not suffer at all. Instead of omplojmg hordes ot "inspectors" at enor mous salaries to drcs3 up in uniform to "ar rest gunners or campers who may build fires or accidentally start a blaze.' the samo num ber of "'men." at half the wages, to go to work and burn dnngerous material would make forests absolutely safe. Mechan's Monthly. Moose nnd Salmon in Maine. A Caribou boy improved a method of catch ing big salmon, which has all the charm oi novelty and as much excitement a3 could pos sibly bo afforded by a hundred dollar reel and a fall outfit ot flies, ilo was watching tha salmon jump near tho dam. when a large ona landed in the boat. Thero was a sharp, short struggle between boy and fish, In which tha boy camo off victorious. Moose aro following the example of th deer in thi3 State, and come out boldly withia view of civilization. Three moosowora seen, on tho South Dover road Triday, near Mr. Otis Bradley's. Thay came out Into tha road, seemingly not afraid of tha people who colj q Laundry, TKS HOST P0PCLAB TnT.TiTKViv 13; Kacso Precinct.