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THE WASHTSraTOlSr TIMES, MONDAY, PEBBTJARY 18, 1895.
1HHB CBEITEST CQ1CU Triennial Session of the National Council of Women. "WILL MEET THIS MORNING Two Weeks of Earnest Work in Behalf of the Best Interests of Their Sex Before Them The Britrhtest Minds of the Country Will Let Their lights Ehine in the Assembly Subjects That Will Be Biscussed To-night The soeond trlonnial cession of tho National Council or Women ot tbo United States mil I o convened this morning at 10 o'clock at Slotzerott DnIL Mrs. May Wright Sewali, president of tho council, said Jast nijjbt: that the prospects were oneournsing for a large attendance. The wholo bcly of delegates will not bo here, however, before the close of tho week. The Countess of Aberdeen 17111 bo among the lato arrivals. Among the more distinguished delegates who came in last night, were Mary Lowo .Dickinson, of New York; Isabel 0. Davis, re cording secretary of tho council, and 3Ire. Francis Bailey, vice president of tho council. Tbo'ela tho city yestordny as dolegates ac croditod from United Slates organizations wore: DELEGATES IN ATTENDANCE. National American Women Suffrage Asso ciation. Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Chap man Catt; National Woman's Christian Tem perance Union, Frances E. Willard and Clara C. Hoffman; National Free Baptist 'Woman's Missionary Society. Mary A. Davis and Eme llqo Burlingame Cheney; Illinois Industrial School for Girls (national ebartor), Mrs. M. B. M. Vallate and Margaret Isabel Sanders; National Woman's Relief Society, Zina D. H. Youns; and Emtneliue B. Wells-. Wimo'lauciisis. Ruth G. D. Havens and Emma M. Giliett; Young Ladles' Ka- mwvns LADY HENRY SOMERSET. tional Mutual Improvement Association, Eimiua S. Taylor and Minnie J. Snow; Na tional Christian Eeuguo for tho Promotion of Social Parity, Elieaboth B. Grannis and Caroline B. Buell; Universal Peace Union, Hannah J. Bailey and Belva A. Eockwood; International Kindergarten Union, Sarah A. Stewart and Tirginia E. Graeff; Woman's llenublican Association of tbo United States, J. Ellen Foster; National As sociation of Loyal Women of American Lib erty, Mrs. L CManchester and Sarah D. La Fetra; Woman's Foreign Missionary Union of Friends, Eliza C. Armstrong aud Hannah J. Bailey; Women's Belief Corps Auxiliary to tho Grand Army of the l&public. Emma K. Wallace and Kate Brownlee Sherwood; National Association of Women Stenographers, Motta G. McLaugh lin and Harriot A. Shinn; National Councilor Jewish Women, Mrs. H. ol-mon and Sadio American :American Anti-Viveection Society. Caroline Farle White aud Mary F. Loveli. May Wright Sewali. president: Mary F. Eastman, honorary vice president; Francos E. Bagtey. viee president; ltachol Foster Avery, corresponding secretary; Liliian M. N. Stev ens, treasurer; Isabella Charles Davis, record ing secretary; Mrs. Harriot Taylor Upton, pre3s committee of one. hPECIAL, TEAIS EXl'ECTED TO-DAT. A specal train, bearing 100 delegates from the Itepubiican olubs of New York and anti Tammany clubs, is expected to arrivo here " to-day in timo for the morning session. The programme for to-day lias been pub lished in The Tikes. There will be two ses sions, morning and night. Tho triennial ad dress by tho president will bo delivered in the morning. In the afternoon, from 3 to 5 o'clock. a reception to the delegates and visitors will be given by tho general officers and ex-oflicio vice presidents of tho council in the parlors of the Ebbitt House. The subject for discussion to-night at 8 o'clock is 'Religion.'" The iol'owing is tho programme on this sub ject: National Free Baptist Woman's Missionary Society "Faith and Works Win." presiding officer, Mary A. Davis; "The Ethical Ad justment ofWoman's Homo and Sociological Duties." Frances Stewart Mosher, Missouri; "Practica! Christian Living," Emeilno Bur lidgame Cheney. Maine. National Council of Wornon of the United States Report of work to secure the recog nition of women in church conferences, Isa bella Charles Davis, New York, recording secretary of National Council of Women. Address "The attitude of tho loading reli gious denominations toward woman's grow ing sorvico in the cnurches," Mary Lowe Dickinson. New York, patron of tho National Council of Women. A REPL'ULIC OF IDEAS. National Council to IJc Organized as a Parliament of Two Branches. A question of groat moment to the National Council of 'Women will bo discussed and probably sottled at its prosont session. This question "involves a change in tho organic law of tho council. and, briefly stated, is that the council is to bo divided into a parliament of two branches, such as the Lords and Commons, or the Sen ate and Houso of Representatives. It was said yesterday that the Countess of Aberdeon, Lady Somei set, Mrs. Sewali, president of tho council, and several other of the high offi cials favor such an organization of the coun cil Mrs. Sewali was called upon last night at tho Ebbitt Hou-e and waB asked what there was in this reported departure. "Yes," she said "such a proposition is be ing discussed, but, perbap3. if I elucidate the wholo idea of the national council, you will bo bettor able to understand tho struc ture and relations of tho two houses, under which form, it will probablv convene here after. To our Idea tho National Council of Women is what may bo called a republic of ideas in which national organizations of womou dbuut as tbo territory. "Every national organization having no re lation whatever to the Nationnl Council, you may compare to that part of tho public do main which is yet unorganized even under territorial form of governmont.whilo every na tional organization which sends fraternal dele gates to tho council's triennial so33ion may bo compared to those parts of tho public domain organized nnder territorial governments; again, every national organisation belonging to the National Council is in this woman's republic, a sinio. Th presldont aud the delo gaio from each of these national organiza tions silting in tho triennial sessions of tho National Council may bo compared to tho two Senators from every State sitting in tho United States Senato. "Thus, you soe, as the representatives from national organizations are compurablo to.Souniors sitting in tho upper House, that house mayhooomjiarod to the Unitod States Senate or to tho Houfo of Peers. Tho local councils, which threo years benoo will doubt less bo organized in large numbers all oer tho United States; may bo- said to correspond to Congressional district, and their representa tives sitting in tho lower housn may bo com pared to bo members of tho Houso of Repre sentatives in our Congress or to mombors of tbo House of Commons in tho English Par liament. rrnrECT ona.uJiZATios. 'In ono roepoct our woman's ropublic- will be organized oven more perfectly ttinn is tho United btatos government, upon which, in n remoto way, it is modeled; siuco as State councils become afllliatod with tho national council each will bo permitted to send two representatives lb' the triouials of tho na tional council, namely, its proiidont and ono delegate, and tho representatives of tho Stato councils will form a link of union bctweou the upper and the lower houso in that tho president of each Stato council will sit in tbo upper house, tho recognized peer of tbo rep resentatives of national organizations, vhllo tho delegates df oath Stato council will sit in jtho lower house, the recognized pi-er only of tho representatives of local councils." "Every local council is composed of tho local orcanizations'of its own locality, and every State council of tho State organizations within any certain Stato. For exaraplo, drawing my illustrations from my own city, tho load council t Indianapolis includes llftv local societies of wonlen. These cover tho greatest variety as to membership, social prestige, aim, and method. For instance, among tho llfty local societies in the local council ot Indianapolis nro all of tho leading women's clubs. The object of each of these is purely liter ary culture, self-improvement and mutual helpfulness in intellectual Drogress. Thero aro also tho missionary societies of the differ ent denominations and sects: also the local oducational organizations, such as the froo kindergarten, tho local branch of colhgialo alumnae, aud tho local university extension center Then there nro societies dnvotod to art, like tho matineo musicale, ana other so cieties having industrial success and pros perity as their object, liko tho laundry girls' union." Asked to explain tho common ground be- tween the Ladies' Matinee Musicale und tho Laundry Girls' Union, Mrs. Swull said: COMMON IXTEHESTS. "Tho ladies of tho matineo musicalo and tho working girls, the laundresses, in their union, aro equally interested in having tho streets of the city in which they live kept cleanly, in having tho morals of tho city in whh-htboy live purified, in trying to establish a common moral standard for men and wo men. They aro equally interested in the sanitation of tho city; they nro equally in terested in muincipal government, and those women belonging apparently to such dif ferent classes, have proed themselves to bo equally interested in these measures by tak ing an 3qual abaro in their promotion." Describing tho results obtained by tho Indiauopolis local council, Mrs. Sewali said: "It has taken tho only method of redress that women yet have. The local councilor Indianapolis has this winter issued a letter to every member of tho legislative nsembly nov"n session at tho Capital, s ating its membership and indicating four lines of work'to -which it wished tho assembly to give some attention. From authentic sources tho council learned that of more than A00 licensed saloons in Indianapolis mora than 75 per cent, maintained unlicensed wine rooms; that, in faot. in numerous instnuces the un lit eased wine room is the chief source of revenue to tho saloon-keeper and the chiof sort of danger to the community; therefore 'theloeal council has asked from tho general a-sembly such modification of the present statutes concerning tho sale of liquors as will exterminate tho wine room. WAB OX THE SLOT MACHINES. "The council has also learned of tho almost incredible patronage which tho slot machines receive from children and youth of both sexes, and it has askod for such a modifica tion of the present statutes concerning gamb ling as may be necessary to exterminate tho slot ranebine nuisance. It also has asked for such a modification of the statutes relating to tho cognizance and caro of criminals as will assure a police matron in every station-houso where girls or women may be taken, and a jail matron in every jail whero girls or women ponding examination or trial may bo tempo rarily held. It also asks for statutes that will secure medical atlendamco from practition ers of their own sex to women confined in asylum for tho insane, and for all other un fortunate classes under tho caro of tho State. "Tholooal Gouncil of Women, represent ing an indi'.idual membership of 8,000, has thus lirought Its inQucuco to bear directly upon tho general assembly of Indiana, from which it wiTT doubtless get a police matron bill. which, wiJl sccuro police matrons in every city containing a population of 10,000 or more. "Upon another question tho local council has also brought its influence to bear. Be fore the gcnoral assembly of Indiana, as be fore tho legiala'.nro of most States in recent J years,,tbpr8 1ms coma up a bill entitled, "A bill regulating tno agooi consent." anaago of consent in Indiana is now fourteen years. The bill proposed to raho the ago to eighteen years. An amendment wns introduced to chango eighteen to sixteen. Immediately the local council presented a letter containing two important clauses, as follows: "First, tho local council of Indianapolis, comprising fifty distinct organizations, with an individual membership of 8,000 women, protests against tho proposition to amend tho pending bill by changing tho word "eighteen" to 'sixteen." believing that eigh teen yi ars should bo tho lowest time fixed as tho ago of consent. Second, theloeal council, being not less interested in tho virtue of young men than in tho virtue of young women, appeals to the committeo in charge of this bill to add thereto a second clauso, making it a penal offense for a woman to solicit boys under tho age of eighteen years. - - Griddle Cakes-IVithout Smoke. Every cook understands how to mix pan. cakes, but how to bako them without filling the houss with smoko and a heavy, greasy odor is bother question. Do not grcaso the griddlo; that will eoIvo half tho dif ficulty. Tho griddle should bo perfectly clean and smooth, neither too hot nor too cool. Movo 1t alternately to a cooler or wa- mer place on thorango as is nepdod, and Wipe it off frequently with a wet towel. Warm Welcome to the Far-Famed English Noblewoman. APPLAUSE IN THE CHURCH First Congregational Packed to the Doors with People Eager to Soe tho Fair Aristo crat Who Devotes Her3olf to Humanity's Highest Aims Standing Boom Was at a Premium and Ecoros Wore Turned Away. Lady Henry Somorsot, ono of tho most prominent delegates at tho National Council of Women, was given an enthusiastic recep tion with waving handkorchiefs and clapping hands at tho First Congregational Church last night. She was richly dressed, but wore no orna nfents. Her figure is stout, her face rounder and fuller than in tho fine picture presonted by TnE Times yesterday, which was from a photograph taken sevoral years ago. Her hair Is dark and abundant, pushed back in fluffy masses from a broad, whito forouoad. Her complexion is clear and soft, showing in telligent caro. In spito ot her Illness, of which tho most noticeablo fenturo is a cough, hor voico was clear and sweet und her mnnner spirited and forceful. She did not differ in general ap pearanco from other leaders of the W. O. T. U. familiar to tho public. THE ADDIESCE ROSE AT HEU. Introduced by Rev. S. M. Newman, pastor of tho church, Lady Somerset camo forward with an easy, quick movement. Then it was handkerchiefs flew, numbers roso to their feet, and there was a round of npplauso, de spito tho fact that itvas Sunday night and in church. Mrs. Clara Hoffman, who preceded tho English noblewoman, had. however, in a measure prepared the wiiy for this. Tliero was a little round of hand olapping at ono of her hits. "I'm glad to hiar you clap," bIio exclaimed, "ovou if it is Sunday night and in ehureb. I think it is a great deal worse to use tobacco in tho houso of God than it is to clap your hands." And a hearty round of applause followed. Ladv Somerset first pointed out that peo ple freouentlvlittlo realized the character, the importance of fio movements that go on among them. Tho- coming of Christ oven was not at all recognized as tho greatest epoch in tho world's history. A handrui ol fanatics, as they aro called, will write and talk aud labor in n cause and tho world will laugh at them, but when their reform Is ac complished tho nations look back and realize that these hands wrought tho groat work. WHAT A FANATIC IS. "Hoar my definition of a fanatic. It Is ho who first sees a great truth and earnestly presents it. When more como to see it he be comes an enthusiast; whoa everybody sees it ho is a hero. "Wo have a great petition with signers from many lands in many tongues. It speaks the earnest, faithful thought of 5,000,000. When a little baud began to gather thco names many said, It is no use. It will just bo a waste of timo and energy and printer s ink. It will vo ouickly put aside with many others and forgotten.' "And yet I dare to-night to prophesy that tho thoughts of ihnt petition will stamp tho ago. that it will be the most eloquent page in tho history of the nineteenth century. "This prophecy will be fulilllod a3 surejv as timo rol's on. Why? Bocause tho Chris tianity of Christ stands by men in tho voting booth nnd in the Senato hall; elso is religion vain and prayer to God a mockery. Tho day is at hand when men wi I 'uo longer pray VThy will bo done' and then license tho grog shop and the house of ill-fame. MIGHTY WOUK BEING DONE. "A mighty work is being hero accom plished. Wo aro coming to understand tho solidarity of mankind. In tho eloquent words of Mr. Gladstone, in speaking to tho Armenians the other day, 'The conscience of one nation is the conscience of nil nations, and that which makes for tho upbuilding of ono nation makes for the upbuildinc of nil."' Lady Somerset closed her address with a series "of eloquent and pathetic illustrat'ons of how thn deepest and teuderest of human sentiments and passions, old as the race, are yet ever new. "It is an old story, too," she 6nid, ''the wo man's whito face at tho window watching for tbo form of her loved ono and listening for tho stumbling footfall she dreads to hear, but it is new now to-night many times over in a thousand cities throughout tho world. God grant that governments everywhere may cau'-o it to cease from off tho o irtli!" v In tho pulpit were the pastor. Mrs. Stevens, who has boca representing Miss Willnrd here, aud Mrs. Hoffman, of Missouri. Palms and day lilies furnished tho decorations, and tin palms wero lowered to the floor to givo un obstructed view of the speakors as tho serv ices began. Tho music was fine. Tho sing ing by Miss McNnl!yof "Ho leadeth mo," held tho audience breathless as under tho magic of grand opera. STANDING EOOM ONLT. Tho audience-room and galleries wero crowded; scores stood; dozons wero turned away from tho locked doors. Mrs. Hoffman in her address pointod out the advances of tho past fifty years from wino on tho pastor's table to its banishment from tho social board of many leaders. Children by hundreds, as she had been shown in the church wliero she had delivered an address half an hour before, aro being pledged against intoxicants, tobacco, pro fanity, and to purity of life. Fifteen millions of school children aro taught every year tho poisonous effects of alcohol, not on'a senti mental but on a scientific basis. Iu spito of tho pessimist Christian sentiment nnd life had never boforo in the world's history risen so high as it rises to-day. At tho close of her'address, and just boforo tho closing song and benediction, Lady Som erset and Mrs. Hoffman Withdrew, and a a large number of the audience followed them. Tho feeling of many present hnd evidently boen expressed by a lady who said to her escort when Mrs. Hoffman wns introduced: "Let's go: I havo seen Lady Henry and it isn't worth while to stay for tbo rest." EARNEST WOMEN WANTED. Miss Willard's Appeal to Her Sex to Enlist in the Temperance Cause. The fact that Miss Frances Willard and Mrs. Emily McLaughlin, tho president of tho W. C. T. U. of Boston, would speak, drew an immense crow.d to tho Metropolitan M. E. Church last night. Throughout tho audionco could bo seen tho flutter of many ribbons of all colors and sizes denoting the presence of a great number of the members ojf the W. O. T. U. and National Council of Women. Bev. Dr. Johnston, tho pastor of tho church, rose to introduce Miss Willard. Ho spoko in glowing terms of her position at the bond of tho women of tho United States, and how she had attained that position by hor hard, earn est Christihn life, by her m'nny sacrifices in tho cnus to which sho has consecrated her life. Dr. Johnston also paid an eloquent tribute to Lady Somerset. Miss Willard forewarned her hearers that sho could givo them but a few moments, as sho had to loavo thero as soon as possiblo for tho Foundry Church, whoro sho wnsoxpectcd to speak. In reply to Dr. Johnston's intro duction she said: "If all tho men in the world wore like the dear pastorof this church wo Christian Tem perance women, wo Whito Bibbonors would not havo anything to do. Thero would be no cause for us to call meetings and travel all oyer tho clobo in tho cause of temporanco, and tho polyglot petition would bo of no use." She expressed her lovo of Washington nnd her feelings of rest nnd pcacefulnoss when sho comes to this city nnd moots hor fellow workers in tho "cause," who, she says, are tho most genial and hospitable that sho meets in nny of tho towns sho visits . . "It has been nearly seven years," "she said, "sinco I have boon it this church, yet when I walked up to the platform it seemed to mo that nearly all hero wore old, old lriond"." "It is every wonmu's duty to declare her solf openly as an ndvocato of tetnper.inco." MIs Williird then continued. "It is not enough that they should favor tho cauo and yet not takn n decided stand. L-t tho woman who has heretofore held back como forward and tnk a stand iu tho cano of tompcraco. Wo aro not riijh, in money, but every earnest, truo woman added to tho cause is worth 525.000. " After introducing Mrs. McLaughlin Miss MIBS FBANCES E. WILIAIID. Willard spoko feelingly of tho relations ox istiug between tho Y. a T. U. nnd tho Women's National Council, nnd said in con clusion: "They aro ono in God- They aro an army moving onw.ird in purpoto and with tho brightest outlook for a happy future. God hies us, overy one." After her tn k Mk3 Willnrd hastily left tho ball to keep her engagement at tho Foundry Church. Mrs. McLaughlin then took tho platform and spoko at some length on tho liquor quos tion in tho Now Englnud States and of tho workings of the no- icenso measure, which was adopted in Cambridge and Somerville, Mif-s., during tho past ton years. Sho veut on to show that the wholo tone of the city, morally und financially, has ben a hundred per cent, bettor sinco doing away with tho sa loons. JMUCIl UAS BEEN DONE. .Mrs- Clara Horfinnn Tells of tho Work Achieved by the XV. C. T. U. -Hamlino M. E. Church, corner of Ninth nnd P streets northwest, was crowded last night with tho Jarpe audience which attended to hear tho addre5ses by Mrs. Clara nofTman. delegate to tho National Council ot Women, nnd Hon. M. N. Johnson, member of Con gress from North Dakota. Havine another address to deliver later in the evening Mrs. Hoffmnn s timo was neces sarily limited, but into tho few minutes that she 6 oke sho compressed a great deal, and be ing an eloquent, persuasive speaker made a marked impression on her hearers. Sho spoke of tho great work which the Women's Chrjst.nn Temperanco Union had undertaken, of what had hoen accomplished already, and'6i.wliat they yet hoped to en compass. Sho iookpd with pride on all that had Deen achieved in the United Slates in tho way of prohibitory legislation. Mr. Johnson directed his romarks princi pal to tho young people, to whom ho gavo acnio CS' wholes'omo advice. He a'so told how Noith Dakota was admitted into ho Union with a prohibitory liquor clauso in the State constitution. Excellent music was rendered during tho ovenlng by Hamlino Choir nnd tho Sunday school Choral Union. NEED OF BIBLICAL STUDY. Cardinal Gibbons' Advice to tho Thou sands ot St. Aloysius'. Tho grentotmfcsfon of the Catholic Church, probably, that has everstrongthened religious work in this city cldsod yesterday with" con firmation services by Cardinal Gibbons. It has been in progress at St. Aloysius Church for two weeks past. Tho missioners in'chanre have been Eov3. Thomas J. Campbell, Joseph J. Himmel, Michael O'Eaue, and Thomas G. Wallace, all of tho Society of Jesus, with their homes in New York city. Father Campbell was for merly leader of the society in America. Tn first week, beginning February 3, was dovotod to services for women, and tho sec ond for men. The chilJren's mission was begun in tho lower meeting-room on Febru ary -i. " THOUSANDS WENT TO HEAE. Great crowds havo been present at all tho services. This and previous missions huvo shown that such meetings at St. Aloydius' mean always a renewal of religious life in Catholic societies throughout the city and a J general reiwakening of onthusiasm. The at tendance has been from overy part ot the District aud some havo come even from tho adjoining couutits of Maryland. Bev. William J. Tynan, of St. Inigoes, in Lower Maryland, drove seventy miles through tho cold nnd snow last week in or der to be present and to celebrate mass here in memory or his father who died a year ao. Eloquence has blessod tho lips of tho mis sioners, and they havo spoken with power. There havo been over G,0U0 confessions, and 7,000 holy communions. One hundred nnd forty-threo, nil adults, were yesterday con firmed, thirty-flvo wore bnptizod theuight be fore, and fl.ty-Hve partook of tho holy com munion. The services yesterday began with masses nt 7, 9, and 11 a. m.. solemn high mass being celcbratod at tho last named hour by Bev. P. J. O Connoll, assisted by Bov. P. J. McGin- noy. deacon, and ltev. Thomas Scott, sub deacon. Both audience-room3 were open and well filled at overy service. At i p. in. tho confirmation services wero held. Cardinal Gibbons, in tho rich robes of his office, conducted tho exercises. Ho was as sisted by Bov. C. Gillespie, pastor of St. Aloysius' Church, and 'by Fathers Byrnes, McGiuiloy, Colgnn, Byan, Stopl.an, McAteo, and by Father Tynan, of St. Inigoes. After the impressive ceremonies of the con firmation and an address to tho class Cardi nal Gibbons ascended tho pulpit and preached tho sermon of the day. CARDINAL GIBBONS' SERMON. He said that during tho mission tho fathors had been preaching tho samo gospel which was preache'd by tho apostles two thousand years ago. Tho Catholio Church does not prench business nor politios. These can be got from thonowspapor. It preaches tho word of God. This has been preserved to us by tho Bible. Tho children of Isrnol venerated tho nrk" of tho covenant which contained tho manna preserved from their wanderings in tho desert, so wo ought to reverenco tho Biblo which contains tho gospel of Jesus Christ, spiritual manna from above. Tho Bible is a letter from heavon. Tho day had- been -when a Biblo was too oxpensivo for most, aud very many could not read. All that is changed. Now nil can havo tho Biblo and foiv cannot read. It be comes, then, a duty to read tho Bible, and to read it with reverence and devotion. "It is a calumny," ho said, "which tho en emies of the church hnvo persistently circu lated that wo are afraid of tho Scriptures. On tho contrary, I adviso all to read, and I would lovo to seo every ono read them every day." The Scriptures that aro good for the priest nro also good for tho laity. Ho closed with a prayer for their persever ance in obedience and faithful holy activity. GAIN THE SPIRIT OF GOD. In addressing tho candidates, he urged them to seek to gain tho spirit of God and to cherish it asthosourco of all goodness and happiness. After threo years' companionship with Christ himself the apostles were lacking in this spirit and only after Pentecost had it in the full measure all should desire. After tho sermon Cardinal Gibbons cele brated tho benediction of tho blessed sacra ment, assisted by Fathers Gillespio and Byrnes. At the evening services tho audienco-room began to All nt 7 o'clock, and when tho cere monial began at 7:S0 o'clock nearly 2,000 wero present, all men. Tho exercises consisted of a renewal of vows and promises, a sermon by Father Campbell and the papal benediction. Religious Services for the Ha li dial' Council of Women. METZER0TT HALL CROWDED Bov. Annls Ford Eastman's Eloquent Ser monLiving Faith the Virtue Which Moans Strong th and tho Temperance that Stands for Forboaranca Make tho God-liko Man Many Notod Womon Wero Present Tho roliglous services preparatory to tho formal convention of tho National Council of Women, wero hold yesterday aiternoon, bo ginning nt 3 o'clock, at Metzorott Hall. Although at that hour thero wero largoly nttended services in many of tho churches, at which delegates to the council wore pres ent and participating, tho gathering atMetz erott Hall filled tlio building. The presence wns a particularly gracious ono, as it was composed nlmost-entirely of ladies. Apart of the honor proposed to bo paid tbo distin guished visitors was thus paid, tho attend ants being well rewurded for their courtesy by tho exceeding interest and beauty of tho exercises. Tho announcement, too, that a woman min istor was to preach a sermon, an unusual event een iu Waihiugton.bad peril nprso mo thing to do with tho presence of many in tho nudienco. ARRANGEMENT OF THE STAGE. A committeo, of which Mrs. Jennnetto Bradley was chairman, was iu charge of tho arrangements, which were simplo but taste ful, the stage being decorated with yoses of flowers und growing palms. Tho music wns oy a quartet, Miss Pierce, of Boston; Mrs. Stoddart, Mr. Player, und Mr. Croft. Mrs. W. A. Flint being the accom panist, and 31 r. W. A. Flint, precentor. TJio stage was occupied by Be v. AunisFord Easton, Mrs. L. M.N. Stevens. Bov. Anna Howard Shaw Miss Elizal oth U. Yates, Mrs. E. B. Grannis. Mrs. Kntherino Leute Steven son, Mrs. Emolmo Burilngame uhenny, Susan B. Anthony, May Wrigut Sewell. Bachael Foster Avery. Emelino B. Wells, Jcannetti Bradley, Mmnio J. bnow, Clara C. Hoffman, Louise Barnum Bobbins, Hannah J. Bailey, Kato Brownlee Sherwood, Mrs. Frank Gibbs, Mrs. I. C. Manchester, and Margaret Bay Wick.ns. Iu tho center front of tho stngo was Bov. Annie Ford Eastman, who was to deliver the sermon. '1 he services were opened with prayer by Mrs. Eastman, a woman rather under tho medium height, with intelligent gray eye3, brown hair, and a face of clear-cut features and lovely expression Oliver Wundeli Holmes' hymn, "Lord of All Doing Throned A ar." was read bMiss Yates ana then sung by tho quartet. Mrs. Cheney reaJ a part of iho Scriptures, after which Miss Pierco sang with religious feeling and expression, "Bejoico Greatly," from the "M-aaiah." Theu followed tho sermon, which was on the text: "And besides this, giving all dili gence, aid to yonr faith, virtue; nnd to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; aud to temperance, patience; and to patience, Godliness; and to Godliness, brotherly kind ness; and to brotherly kindness, charity." REV. MRS. EASTMAN'8 8EBMON. Tho speaker began by noting that tho painting of a picture was a slow process, and that tho accomplished work was only a pos sibility after tho uso of many materials, at each stage tho picture presenting itself as In complete until tho Jast. Thero is always an indodnnble something wanting wnich is only made manifest by the finishing touches of tho artist ho in tho text from from the Apostlo Foter wn mny follow his development of a perfect human spirit or soul. Hi3 text was not a composition of instantaneous writing. It was a long proiess, embodying, as ho pro ceeded, new details, ju3t as tho artist com pletes bis picture. Tho apostlo first draws tho outline of a majestic future, his ideal be ing tho image of tho invisible God ir human nature. From the study of an artist's work we can dctermino whether it is to bo ol a spiritual or material character: so by tho words of tho apostlo wo know that he is about to present a mnn filled with tho goodness of God and the highest attributes. Faith is tho groundwork of the sketch and gives life to tho whole. The world is full of tho smok s of battle among those contending for non-essentials, but the one thing neces sary is faith, whereby ruth is discerned. Faith in Christ as t e Son of God is tho foun dation of the believers of the Son of God in mnukind. God calls to man as deep calleth unto deep, and wo movo on to higher things under the inspiration of heroes, martyrs, and saints. VIRTUE THAT MEANS VIGOR. Aftor faith tho aoostle places v'rtue, but virtue in tho Latin sense of tho word, "vigor" or energy. Yirtuo does not mean tho aspira tion, "Oh, to bo nothing," but that energy and will which tend to produce harmony between tho soul and its God. Vigor is neces sary, ns God's best gifts are inutations to overcome, to conquer, to removo obstacles, just as is the natural process of a child Ioarn ing to walk. God's garden is His gift, but your achievement; for all that is bost and most bcanti ul in human achievement is tho resn't of overcomingdifllcultios. Faith would never falter if it were aided by vigor. But to faith and vlrtuo must be added dis criminating knowledge. A working faith is necessary. Scientist may engage in specu lating ou the origin o" man. but a better spec ulation would oo his destiny, the all-important mattor to bo considered. Tho butterfly does not spend its life in reverting to its origin. It is not tho question "what shalll think of tho dead body of tho past," but "what shall I say when 1 walk in the light and likeness of God?" It is for us to "riso on stepping-ston-s of our dead selves to noblor things." Modern science cannot do for man what simplo faith did for David. Solf-govcrnmoct, tho truo signification of tho "temperance" of the text, is the next ma terial, and this begets patienco, tho "tender glow of character;" not tho patience of de spair, but that of hop , but for tho latter of which the world might be an asylum for ravinsr maniacs. And theu comes brotherly kindness, tho in dividual or family love, and, abovo all, that universal lovo which completes tho picture nnd raake3 tho man perfect as an imago of God. This, tho speaker held, was not an im possible ideal, but one of nearly npproximato attainment by men nnd women who lived lives of Christian faith and virtue. OTHER SERVICES OF THE EVENING. The mannor of Mrs. Eastman Is quiet. Her enunciation is clear and sho uses only the emphasis of hor words. Tho sermon, of which only tho principal ideas are given, was filled with striking compar sons and was a fine effort both in thought aud delivery. The announcement of tho offering was made by Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, aftor which tho hymn, "Lovo Divine, All Lovo Excelling," was read by Mrs. Kathorino Lente Stevenson nnd sung by tho choir. A communion service, opened by tho sing iDg of "Biso. My Soul, and Stretch Thy Wings,' was then hold tho communion be ing administered to all who desired it by the ministers named. This closed tho services. Tho formal opening of tho council will take placo this morning nt 10 o'clock at Metzerott Hall. ,It was announced yesterday that Conven tion Hall would bo open to-day from 10 a. m. to 12 m. to givo all those who wish an op portunity to seo tho polyglot petition. PRINCIPLES OF THE W. C. T. U. Thcv aro Eloquently Explained to a Large Audicnco by Mrs. Barker. Thoro was a very largo nssomblngo In Eoundry 31 E. Church yestordny morning In anticipation of the services, aud nu address by Mies Frances Williard, vrho was to bo ac companied by Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens, nnd Mrs. H. M. Barker. Tho two latter ladios wero present on the s a Of comfort, elegance, convenient location, attractive surroundings, ex celientservice, unrivaled cuisine, and moderate charges at the Hotels Emrich that the usual hotel patron cannot resist. 75c to S2.00 a day- AMUSEMENTS. BIJOU TDEATEn. SEATS 50; Souvonir JIatlnees 'luos., Thurs., and Sat. HOYT'S This wcol A Bunci of Keys- Extra matinee WaBhlngton's Birthday. Next week THE I'OLIOc PATKOL, EERNAN'S LYCEUM THEATER AIL THIS WEK. Lxtra Matineo Krfuay (WasMnston's Birthday.) t THE NEW YOPK STARS. Introducing an aggrec&tton of American and European Artis s. Noxt-wook Ilyde s Comedians and Uolono Mora. DOBOTHY, BY THE TLAYEKS, COLUMlUAXIINlVEESrrY, POSTPONED. Notice of dato hereafter. felS-St NEW NATIONAL THEATEIl Every evening. Friday and fcaturdny Matinees. Holiday Matineo Feu, i Mr. John Drew Jn "The Butterflies." Kex woek Charley's Aunt G HAND OI'EKA H0C5E.- Edward H. Allen. Manager. Two performances only Wednesday, Febru ary 20 Maiiuoo at 2, i.oufni; nt fa. under the personal supervision of Irof. GEOKGE T. &11ELDON. Grand Fairy Spoctacular Eallet of CINDERELLA; OR, TnE GOOD FAIliY ASD TnE LITTLE GLAbS SLIPI'EIt. Seo tho Rich Poniei, the Maple Fountain, tho Golden Chariot, Gorgo6U8 Scenery ana UecuU- ftil C. stunies. Over 100 children on tho stage. Resened seats at Metzerott's Music store, Sl,T5c, COc.; gallery, 25c. Nost wook KLACK CROOK felWt CtARROLL INSTITUTE DRAMATIC CLUB, Under tho direction of MR. JAMES A. MAHONY, In 1'om Taylor's Comedy, Still Waters Run Desp. CARROLL INSTITUTE HALL, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 13. 1SKL Tickets, 00c. fcl0.13,lS,:C,17,lS-6t SECOND ANNUAL CHARITY BALL AND REGEPTIGN OF THE Ladies' Southern Relief Society, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1893, AT THE NATIONAL RIFLfcS' ARMORY, For the beneflt of tridoirs and orphans and needy Confederate soldiers of the Uls trkt of Colli in hia, assUted by the following lady patronesses: -Mrs. Carlisle, Mrs. Mills. Tex., Miss Hor&err, Mrs. Colo, Fla , Mrs. Hunton, Va., Mrs. Vance, " C, Mrs. Gibson, Md., Mrs. Crisp, Ga.. Mrs. Hearst. CaL, Mre. Judso White, La., 3lB. l'ugh. Ala., Mrs. Judge-Field, Mrs. Catchlnss, Miss., Mis3 Riggs, Mrs. Jones, Ark., Mrs. A K. Stone, Irs. est, Ma, Mrs John Leo Carroll, Mrs. Bate, Tenn.. Mrs. T. Poison Pace. 3Irs. Blackburn, Ky., Mrs. Leich. Kobinson, Mrs. Batlor, S. C, ilrsL M. McDonald. TicSets. J 1.C0. To be hnd at Thompson's Dm? Store. Fifteenth street and New York avenue; Drew's Drug Store, L street and Connecticut aveauo; N" i. CO, Grant place; at the hall door, and of members of tho society, and o Confed erate veterans. Supper, 50 cents, yrhich will be sen od from 8 to 2 o clock. fel-0 -VTORTHWEST ORCHESTRA FIRST-CLASS i i nvnslc fnrnlshPd for all occasions; rharges moderate; office, Vf 10th St. nw. I elO-lm rpnE rOri'LAR TUXEDO MANDOLIN-GLT-X tar Quartetto Is la Washington azaln for the season. Messrs. Ramaeyor. Yundt, Currier, and Ram syer. Ctien for engagements for UOhCEKTS, MUalCALfcS, RECElTloNS. BANQUETS, etc. Terms reasonable. AdilrM.", HLNKY J. RAMSEYER. MVr . ja31-tf La Normandio HoteL SPECIAL NOTICES. FS. CAHILL. FXPERT IN BICYQLES, HAS been awarded a diploma ot honorable men tion by the Board of Lady Managers of the orld's Columbian Exposition as an expert who assisted in the ptoduction and perfection of the exhibit or MaJ.CE. Kiloourne, ot the C. S. Sig nal Corp3. The diploma can bo seen at his store, IbOO Pennsylvania avenue. fo!7-2t ALL CITIZENS WHO FAVOR SUFFRAGE IN this District nre invited to the meeting of District Suffrage Petition Association, at Green's hall. No. 1721 la ave. n. w., ou MONDAY, ieb ruarylS. at S p. m. fel7-2t PAINTEHS, ATTES HON ALL MEMBERS OF House Painters L. A. 17j. K. of L.. are hereby notified that Ke-Tian s Theater is still on tho unfair list, as this theater was placed on the unfair list ou complaint of anJ request of this nssembly; all mombors are warned tostayaway from there, nnd all triends of organized, labor aro reqnested to do likewise, until such time as ibis Arm makes a fair settlement with tho bona flde organized labor of this city. By Order of the Assembly. f 013-3 1 FOR SALE HOUSES. FOR SALE LOOK. ONLY $1,050 FOR &-ROOM brick house, watar, sewer, nnd gas, No. 1C0 N st. se. $50 cash, baL 513 per Jnoath; per fect title. JOHN F DONOilOESOSE. Cap. si. fell5-7t . . 17 OR SALE i DECIDED BARGAINS IN N. W. INSTALLMENT PLAN". $50 CASH. $20 payment each month will buy the desirable now brick and ctono dwel ing on Elm st, Le Droit Park Price only $3,200 WE5TCOTT, WILCOX & HTESTON, 1007 Pa. avo. nnd 6th and La. ave. fe6-lm FOR RENTHOUSES, FOR RENT LOOK. AT THIS: HOUSE 301 Spruce st., Lo Droit Tark; 9 rs., bath, a. m. L: collar under wholo house: southern ex losure; iS.a), reduced from $35. ChAS. F. NICHOLS, owner, 1210 S st. mr. fel7-3t :miscellanewu:?. fSrpHERE ARE OTHERS" IN THE PIONTING JL business, but few concerns liko The Law Reporter Company, of. 51S Fifth, street north west. You'll find it a positive relief to trada thero. Do iL M. VL MUORE. Mgr. rostrum. Mrs. Stevens announced that Miss Willard could not keen auy or hoc niormujc engagements, and desired that her regrets bo expressed to tho pastor and comrrosation. An address was delivered by Mrs, Barker, in which sho spoko of tho underlying principles of the W. G. T. U. and its achievements. She discussed in this relation tho four cardinal motives of tho union: First, tho education of tho young: second, the building up of a bet tor public sentiment;, third, the reformation of tho drinking class, and fourth, tho driving out of tho dram shop by law. Mrs. Barker's address was one of tho ablest delivered by officers of tho national W: C. T. U. in thi3 city. Congressman Pickier was called upon and responded in a speech favoring the temper ance question. Among tno members of thoJIouso present were Mr. Latimer, of South Carolina, and Mr. Taylor, of Ohio. The congregation nt Eoundry Church had tho pleasure of a call upon them last night by Miss Willard. AXAC0STIA NEWS. Thero will bo an entertainment in tho form of a lecture, illustrated bysteroopticon views. Tho lecturo will boghen in tho basement of St. Teresa's Church, on Tuesday. February 19. and Father Thomas B. Iluffhos wilt ex plain tho methods and character or bull-lights in Mexico aud Spain. Tho proceeds will bo given to tho poor ot Anncostia and vicinity. The M. E. Church Chapter of Epworth League will observe the anniversary of Wash ington's birthday on Friday at 7:30 o'clock. Tho social and literary "departmonts will unite their efTerts to entertain their guests, and Mr. Harry O. nine will mako an address with ''The Father of His Country" as his sub ject. Tho Baptist Chapter of Epworth Leasuo mot with all members present yesterday oven ing and held a son;? and prayer meeting. This Is tho first of thosorio3. Tho Christian Endeavor Society of the Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church met last night night and held a -very enjoyable praise service. Bet. 4 and 6th Sts.. Pa. Ave., and ' ODDOsite B. and O. Denot AUCTION SALES. B Y DUNCANSON BROa. AUCTIONEERS. TRUSTEES' SALE OF A TWO-STORY FRAME BLILD1NG ON THE WBsT SIDE OF MCi OLS AVENUE. BETWEEN HOWARD AND SUMNER AVENL'hS. ANACOsTIA. D C. USED AS A PUBLIC HALL. " By virtue of a deed of trust given to ua, and duly recorded In Iiborl563, at folio 3EC et b&i, ono of the land records of the District of Colum bia, aud at tie request ot tho thirty secured, wo -n ill sell at j.ubllc auction, in front of the i rem ises, on MONDAY, February the 13th. A. D. 1MJ5, at 4.2:1 o clock p. m., the following-des Iw'l rent estate la tho District of Columbia, tow. t: Partcf lot numbered twelve (is). m section numbered eizht (S). of the trustees' sab-division of 1 arry Farm, according to the plat ot said sub-division as the same appears of record in tho office ot the surveyor for the D.6tnct ot Co lumbia in county sub-division bM.k marked ievr Court. No. 2, at folio l.and beginning tor the same at iho norheast corner of sud lot tweive U2), nnd rnuning thence in a southwest erly direction with the west line of NlcboU ave nne thirty-two ,3. feet; thence In a northwest erly direction parallel with tho north lino ot said l-t slsry (fid) feet; thence in a northeasterly Ulrectlcn paiallt-I with, the west line of said Nk-hf Is avenue thirty-two (32) feet, and then o in a southeasterly direction along ihe north lino of said lot sixty CO) feet to theilaceof be.-in-ning. together with the improvements as aoovo recited. Terms: One-third cash; balance in ono and two years from the date of sale. Deferred pay ments to be secured by deed of truss upon tno property sold and to bear Interest at tho rate of 6 percent, per annum or all cash at the option of the purchaser. A deposit of $10j to be pusd at the sale. Terms to Co complied with in niteen days from day of sale, otbetwtse trustees reserve tho right to advertise and sell tho property at tho riot and cost of tho default n; purchaser All conveyancing at purchaser's coat. JObtPH It. EDSON. CHARLES B. BAILEY, didsezS TrusteesL PERSONALS. PDAC T n V WONDERFUL CLAIR " vL.rt'1, voyant and medium, tells your life from cradle to grave; every hidden mystery revealed, tells the business that will bring you greatest success; in love aHa rs ha never lalte; unites separated: recovers losses; causes speedy marriages; removes evil influ ences; foretells with a certainty all commercial n d busine s transactions: twelve years estab lished. Ladles and gen lemen. 0 cents each. HouisOtoO; open Sunday. 4a0 list, bet 414 and th sts. sw. LA3I NOT A COUNTESa NOR A GYPSY queen; am not a seventh daughter; was not born with a caut. am not something new and just anli ed. but am M ME. 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