By the time this issue of The Journal reaches its readers the work of the Ninth International Congress will be concluded. The dispatches from Washington state that the prospects are good in all respects for the Congress.
On Monday at 11 a.m., Dr. Henry H. Smith, Chairman of the Executive Committee, called to order a large assemblage in Albaugh's Opera House, and after reviewing the history of the manner in which the Congress came to meet in America, introduced Hon. Grover Cleveland, President of the United States, who said:
" I feel that the country should be congratulated to-day upon the presence at our Capital of so many of our own citizens and those representing foreign countries, who have distinguished themselves in the science of medicine and are devoted to its further progress. My duty on this occasion is a very pleasing and a very brief one. It is simply to