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WASHINGTON. D. C.t "WJSPyESDAY EVjEJayG-, AUGUST 28, 1895.
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QUAY IS STILL THE BOSS
Harmony Patched Up Between
the Pennsylvania Factions.
ALL SURRENDER TO QUAY
Finding Themselves Certainly De
feated, tlio llnwtiiigs-Munoe-Murtlii
Combliio Arjr.-idan the Fight and
Quay Ih Placed in Nomination for
tUo State Chairmanship.
Harrlsburg, Fa , Aug. 28. The day of
the Republican State convention, which
than decide who bliall control the iarty
organization In Pennsylvania, arrived, and,
as though In conformity with a bright morn
ing, rays or harmony have penetrated the
lines of the Quay and administration fac
tions. Tho battle will be rougtit out entirely.
on the convention floor, but when It Is con
Iklercd that tlio ructions have agreed to oc
cupy one hall and abide by the votes otthe
Sclegales In deciding the Issue, It can be
leen that a practical unification has oc
l'roin before midnight until 3 o'eiocV
Uils morning three conferees from each
Taction were together In the Commonwealth
Hotel, in an endeaor to patch up matters.
rhedeslre to hold the conference was mani
fested by both sides.. The conferees
were District Attorney Graham, of Fhlla
lelphia; State Senator riynn, or Pittsburg,
IDJ ex-Congressman JTardley, or Bucks
Chairman Cooper, of Delaware county;
Judge Miller, of ilercer, and Lieut. Gov.
Lyon, of Allegheny, for tlio Quay forces.
After much discussion and the rcjec
dou of numerous propositions by both
ddes, it was agreed to seat the Phlla
lelphla and Wyoming delegates of each
'.action and give them half a vote each
u the convention. This will be six half
rotes and will gie the contestants equal
presentation. It was also decided that
u the interest of liarmony none but dele
ate contestants a? d newspaper men shall
be admitted to the convention hall (Opera
The Quay confereesput forward thenamc
if Lieut. Gov. Wntres for temporary chair
man, but this was not acceptable to the
Dther side, and then it was agreed that
the organization of -the convention sliall
be decided by the vole of the delegates.
HARM0N1 IN THE AIR.
There was a noticeable absence of nes
tings badges and Hastings enthusiasm
this morning. Everything seems to point
to Quay's success. The compromise con
ference has apparently cleared the atmos
phcre, and there seems to be no reason to
Believe that the judicial slate which bears
the names of the new superior court
Judges appointed by Gov. Hastings will
Hot go through unbroken.
The reason advauced forthieby-thc Quay
men is that to defeat anyone of the Judges
would be to let down the bars and lead to
endless confusion, as the claims of candi
dates fronwaIIecctions of the State would
then be presfid by their adheretis. It is
the desire of the Quay people, who claim
to have a working majority ot the conven
tion, to rest their victory on the election
of Senator Quay to the Stale cbalrnian
bip. It was 11:C0 o'clock when Btale Chair
man Gilkeson called for order. The heat
was Intense, but the discomfort of the
delegates v as ameliorated by the absence
of the usual brafs band, the services of
the musicians having been dispensed with
by mutual consent. It was with difficulty
that Chairman Gilkeson succeeded in
persuading people who were not delegates
to clear the floor, but ho finally succeeded,
and then one of the galleries filled up
with the scvoral hundred men, including
members of the State committee. In V.S0S0
favor the rule excluding spectators
has been fustaincd.
At this time Senator Quay removed his
coat, and was cheered as he Mood up to do
bo, many others following his example.
It was then seen that Gov. Hastings was ig
orously wielding a fan on which was iu
icribed an advert iscaient wtlh the heading,
"Keep Cool and Tote for Quay."
Senator Quay nominated Representative
John n. Robinson for temporary chairman.
Mid Speaker of the Pennsylvania House
rr Representatives Walton nominated Henry
Hall, ot Pittsburg, ror the same office.
While ex-State Chairman Cooper, of
Delaware county, was seconding the nomi
nation ot Representative Robinson for
temporary Chairman Senator Quay got
up from his scat, and, advancing toward
Gov. Hastings, shook the governor's band
and whispered something pleasant In bis
The Governor and the Senator smiled
simultaneously. This evidence of a
restoration of peace between the two
factions was heartily cheered.
Tiie Gocrnor, taken entirely by surprise,
warmly grasped the Senator's hand, and
Cooper had to stop until order could be
The vote of the delegates for temporary
chairman of theconventiou, which wusthe
first test of the strength ot the respective
factions, showed 103 2-3 voles for Rob
inson and 133 1-3 for Hall. This Is a Quay
victory and shows that the Senator has an
actual majority ot the delegates.
It was first blood for Quay, and the con
vention went wild. Cheer arter cheer arose
and when Harry Hall moved that Robinson
be chosen by acclamation, and Governor
Hastings seconded the motion, there was an
Hats, fans, and handkerchiefs waved
raid the hurrah. When Chairman Gilke
son named Cooper and Hall a committee to
escort Koblnon to the chair there was an
other sound of cheers. Robinson was then
(Continued on Second Page.)
ing several of the lo
cal and telegraphic
news 'features in this
issue of The Evening
Times will be found
in to-morrow's Morn
MORB CONDEMNING EVIDENCE.
Terrible Discoveries at the Holmes
Cincinnati, Aug. 28. A special from In
dianapolis this morning says: The county
coroner nod the police have gone to Irving
ton to get together all of the remains of
the Pltczel body and collect the mass of
evidence that Is developing against H. H.
Holmes. A complete circumstantial case Is
The identity of Holmes as the man who
occupied the house in Irvlngton has beec
completely established so far as recogni
tion of photographs Is conclusive. The fam
ily of Ed Brnnham, who occupied the house
after Holmes left It, suspect that other bodies
may be found. Mrs. McKee says that she
could not cook In the kitchen because the
odors were i bad when she first moved in,
and that the children could not play in the
barn because of a stench there.
The kitchen odors are explained by the
discovery of the bones last night, but the
barn is thirty yards from the the house. The
last seen of Holmes at Irvlngton was about
the 1 it li of October, when early In the morn
ing George Armstrong, a laborer, saw him
emerge rroni the house.
OIL TANKS ON FIHE.
Stnndurd Company Sustains a Loss in
(Special to The Times.)
Alexandria, Va., Aug..28. Considerable
commotion was created this morning by the
discovery of smoke issuing from the plant
ot the Standard Oil Company.
An alarm was instantly turned in, which
was responded to by the entire department.
The names, owing to the combustible nature
ot the buildings and surroundings, spread
rapidly, and the dense smoko from the oil
saturated boards retarded tho efforts of
The fire was first discovered at 8:45
a. m., and almost immediately the smoke
penetrated the entire city. Atter several
hours of hard work the flames vere con
fined to the wagon-house and outbuildings.
Tho entire plant, except the tanks, was
burned, entailing a loss of about $0,000;
The efforts of the firemen, who worked
at tho greatest disndi antage, owing to
the density ot the smoke, saved the tank
and other -etsels filledwlth oil and pre
sented what might have been a disastrous
Dlsturlmneo in a Meeting Results in
a Horrible Murder.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 28. Theodore B.
Gillam, or Indianapolis, supremo organizer
of the Oriental League, was killed by an un
known manat midnight last night In a tight
at Slaughter's Park, cauBed by the ejecv
mem ot some disorJerly spectators trom an
open air performance under the direction
Gillam wbb endeavoring to organize a
local branch here and the show was given
tor tho purpose ot attracting a crowd. A
man named Burnett and two companions
were ejected from the grouudB for creating
a disturbance. After the performance
Gillam was attacked and stabbed from be
hind, the knife blade entering the neck,
causing a wound which caused his death
in a few minutes.
The police are searching for Burnett and
bis companions. -Gillam wag 38 years of
ago and leaves uwife and three children re
siding in Indianapolis.
COMPLAINS AGAINST ENGLAND.
His Roynl Hljihiiess tlio Sultan Ex
presses Supreme Displeasure.
London, Aug. 28. A dispatch from Com
slantinojile to tho Pall Mall Gazette con
firms the statement previously cabled that
the I'orte lias complained to France and Rus
sia or England's attitude in regard to Ar
The Gazette's dispatch adds that the dis
patch sent by the Sultan to the French and
Russian diplomats bitterly complains that
Great Britain's discourteous and unseemly
nttltudo Is derogatory to the prestige ot the
Sultan He therefore appeals to Russia and
France to use their good offices to Induce
Great Britain to modify her altitude.
The replies of the French and Russlanrep
resentativcs, however, do not favor Turkey's
contention or give the Sultan any encour
agement. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.
Judjjo Byliigton's House Ilurned and
Springvlew, Neb., Aug. 28. Word
has been received at this place that the
house of Judge W. W. Bylngton, residing
ten miles southeast of this place, has been
found burned to the ground and the fam
A heavy thunder storm passed over that
locality on Tuesday evening, and it is
thought by some that lightning might
have struck the house and all burned in it.
Some think there has been foul play, as
Mr. Bylngton is a gardcer who uses irrK
gation from a creek which has been tam
BOULDER ON TIIE TRACK.
Bad Smaslinp on tho Colorado Mid
Leadvllle, Col., Aug. 28. What came
very near being n serious accident oc
curred last evening on the Colorado Mid
land, between this place and Granite.
The California express coming West was
struck by a hug rock that had rolled
down the mountain side, completely tele
scoping the baggage car and one end of
the smoker. Luckily only three persons
were caught In the wrecked cars.- A Mr.
F. J. O'Connor, supposed to be a banker, of
New York, has died of his Injuries, and two
"persons vhosc names are, not learned, were
dangerously if not fatally injured.
STILL AFTER SWEATSHOPS.
Better Qimrters Provided or Shop
Will Ho Closed.
riilladtlpphla, Aug. 28. The factory
Inspectors are still on the hunt for "sweat
shops." Yesterday in a place at No. 333
South Third street, run by L. Blutnanthal,
they discovered t wo illiterate boys at work.
They came under the provision ot tho com
pulsory education act, and the inspectors
made a notcof It. Other places visited were
found to be oxercrowded, and the inspec
tors directed the proprietors to either se
cure larger quarters or reduce the number
of. employes. -m
Next week the Inspectors will attend the
convention ot fact ory inspectors, to be held
in Providence, R. I. After I heir return cer
tificates will be Issued to those who have
done so will have to shut ug shop. A ma
jority, it is expected, will comply with the
law. ThUis their busy season, and they do
not want to take any chances about bavins
their business Interfered with.
Mertanza Is Appointed Military
and Civil Chief.
PATBIOTS WERE VICTOEIOUS
Sarastl's Government Has. Evacuated
Quito, Which Is Now In tho Hands
of tlio New Power Federal Troops
Disbanded and Many Were Killed
New York, Aug. 28. A special cable dis
patch to the Times from Guayaquil, Ecua
Tho war in Ecuador is virtually ended.
Quito has pronounced in favor or Gen.
Gen. Mertanza has been appointed, tempo
rarily, military and civil chlpf or the city.
The forces of theConservatlvegovcrnment
fled in fearful disorder at the approach of
Tlio first act of these, on thelrassumptlon
of tho government, was to liberate all po
The phases ot the conquest succeeded one
another quickly. The patriots, under Col.
Luis Alfaro, defeated, at Giron, 700 Quito
troops, commanded by Col. Vega. Among
tho 200 prisoners taken, the greater number
were young men of Cuenca, and officers.
Tho victors made, on July 26, a triumphant
entry into Cuenca.
Then Gen. Alfaro telegraphed to Guaya
quil from Ambato, information for tho
council ot ministers, that many patriots
bad arrived from Quito with detailed, re
ports ot tbe condition of affairs there. Co
Antonio Polanco wasamongthenewcomers.
Quito was under a reign of terror. The
troops, excited by their chiefs, bad com
Then Gen. Sarastl's absurd government
evacuated Quito, flying toward tho north
and vainly attempting to carry prisoners
from Pnnoptlco in his train.
Alfaro received a pressing request from
the patriots of Quito to send immediately
a force or cavalry to protect tho foreign in
terests there and assume authority.
The conservatives Hed to the north In or
der to seek ror an asylum In Colombia.
Two hundred Quito troops disbanded as
they lett tho city .
Alfaro, with his constant aim to prevent
unnecessary loss ot men, sent to Quito, Dr.
Alvarez Artena, the special peace envoy ot
the council of ministers. The result ot his
mission has been told. Quito submitted at
once to Alfaro.
Guayaquil's government has issued a de
cree making responsible for all the war ex
penses tboso who insisted on sustaining the
In the battle of Portete about 100 men
were killed. Among- the most eminent of
them were Col. Hector Bravo and Abel
Laudino. Col.Munoz Vernaza was wound
ed. WATER WORKS TRAGEDY".
Tollls, "Who Was Wounded Yesterday,
Died This Morning.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 28. A special from
Wapakoneta, Ohio, says:
The excitement of Tuesday has not
abated. On each street corner can be
seen groups ot men discussing the terrible
tragedy. Joshua Tellls, the leader ot the
strikers, and who claimed his home was
in Pittsburg, died this morning from the
effects of the shot he received.
Albert SIferd, of this city, is dangerously
low and cannot live. He received one of
the shots from Lnu Van Skiver's revolver.
Van Skiver is very low and tbe doctors
claim that blood poisoning may set in
from the wounds which be received at
the bands of the strikers. The mayor has
worn in extra police. '
Extra for Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond will leave same a
regular schedule, 0 a.m.
Work Bosun To-day on tlio Oilier End
ot tbe Road.
Baltimore, Aug. 28. Work will be begun
to-day on theBaltlraoreend of the Baltimore
and Washington boulevard (Columbia &
Maryland Electric Railway). The Shafer,
Nichols 4 Walklns Company, of New York,
have been given the contract for this section
of the line, which will extend from the city
limits to Elllcott City, about ten miles.
Work was begun last week on the Wash
ington end by U. F. Talty, ot Washington.
It la the Intention to equip and operate
the Washington and Baltimore ends of the
road when finished while the work Is in
progress on lac middle sections. A contract
for 13,000 tonsof stcclrallbasbecnawardcd
to the Johnson Company, of Lorain, Ohio.
The major part of these are to be elghty-flve-pound
KILLED FOR. HIS REFUSAL
James Getty Shot and Killed By
He Declined to. Carry Out a Deal for
tlio Sale of tho Hotel Wllley.
Tbe Prisoner Committed.
Pittsburg, Aug. 28. Alexander nutch
Inson shot James Getty, Jr.,.nt the latter's
office in the wholesale liquor establish
ment at First avenue and Cherry alley, at
9:30 o'clock this morning.
After committing the deed. Hutchinson
and gae himself up to Warden McAleese.
The police department, not knowing that
Hutchinson had surrendered, sent a general
alarm throughout Pittsburg and Allegheny
City and to tueofficers of every town within
a radius of twenty-rue miles of the city.
Assistant Suierintendent of Police Wag"
goner learned from the employes in Getty's
place, ot tbe business that the men had
quarreled over the sale to Hutchinson, by
Getty, ot the Hotel Wllley, on Sixth street,
on which Hutchinson paid $200 to hold the
bargain. -Ilutchisson, It appears, rued tw
deal and came to Getty s place this morning
to demand the return ofthejmoney.
This demand Getty-refused to comply
with, whereupon Hutchinson drew a re-
volver and shot Getty down In his tracks.
Hutchinson Immediately left the store
and Getty was carried across-the street to
the Homeopathic Hospital, where he ex
pired within a few momenta.
Warden McAleese, at tbe Jail, rtates
that Hutchinson arrived 'there at 9.45
o'clock, and after banding over the. re
volver and other private effects, Ftatcd
that he had killed James Getty ai.d af ked
to be locked up. Hutchinson, the warde
states, was perfectly sobcfbut cxtremly
nervous. The warden notified the coro
ner, and a commitment for the prisoner
was made out. j '
DEAD ANIMALS iFILLED IT.
Horrible Discovery in MUUuwnka's
South Bend, Ind., Aug. 26. For several
years Misbawaka, a small place three miles
east ot South Bend, -has been visited annu
ally by contagious diseases, causing many
deaths. About three months ago an epi
demic of diphtheria 'broke out, which
quickly spread over the entire village, with
many fatal cases:
No one has been able to explain the cauBe
of tbe deadly epidemic until last week,
when tbe source was accidentally discov
ered. Workmen engaged, on an electric
plant were-obllgcd to shut off the water
and drain tho large, pit or rerervoir, from
which the water mains of Mlshawaka are
supplied. Hera an' awful condition was
discovered. The bed to tbe pit was cov
ered with dead flab, makes, dog's, "eats
and other dead' animals. -Workmen who
attempted to clean tbe pit were overcome.
All of tbe water oaed In Misbawaka was
drawn through thia maw of decaying ani
mal matter. '
JUDGE TAFT SCORES DEBS
Remarkable Address to the
American Bar Association.
DEBS A PUBLIC NUISANCE
United Stntes Circuit Court Judge
Tells Why Governors Antagonize
tho Courts mid Why It Is Thought
That They A ro Ruled Body and Soul
by tbe Corporations.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 28. Immediately
upon the assembling of tbe American Bar
Association this morning Judge William
H. Taft, or the United States circuit court,
began the delivery ot the annual address to
Judge Taft said, in part, that within the
last four years thegovcrnors of fiveor more
States have thought It proper in their offi
cial messages to declare that the Federal
courts have seized Jurisdiction not rightly
theirs, and had exercised It to the detri
ment of the Republic, and to urge their re
spective Legislatures to petition Con
gress for remedial legislation to prevent
The principal charge against the Fed
eral courts which an examination of these
documents discloses Is that they hate fla
grantly usurped jurisdiction, first to pro
tect corporations and perpetuate their
many abuses , and second to oppress and de
stroy the power of organized labor. He
asked the attention of bis hearers to a tem
perate discussion of thejustlce of thesecrit
lclsms. The right and opportunity freely and
publictly too crticize Judicial action Is
beneficial in proportion as it is fair and
dispassionate discriminating and based on
a Knowledge ot sound legal principles.
While profetsional criticism was highly
useful, non-professional -criticism was by
no means without its uses, even if it is
accompanied by a direct attack on the
Judicial fairness and motives of the oc-,
cupants of the bench.
He thought that there were few men,
whether they are Judges for life, or for a
shorter term, who do not prefer to cam
and bold the respect otall and who cannot
be reached and made to pause and de
liberate by hostile criticism. The danger
ofdcstroylng the proper influence of
judicial decisions, by creating mirounded
prejudices against the courts justified and
required that unjust attacks should be met
THE CHIEF ACCUSERS.
He believed that the governors, who are
the chief accusers of the federal judiciary,
were merely putting Into language the
hostile feeling of certain of their con
stituents toward the federal courts, ant
bat tor sucli feeling, the criticisms would
hardly have been uttered. It would be his
endeavor to show that much otthe present
hostility to the federal courts can be
traced lo causes- over which those courts
can exercise no control. He quoted the
enforcement ot the tugitive slave law
before abolition and the protection ot the
negro in his electoral and civil rights after
that event, as historical instances, showing
how federal courtsmaybjsubjectedtumost
severe criticisms without just grounds.
He then reviewed the reasons why their
mere Jurisdiction has created a deep lm
presslon In many parts of the country that
the evils due to corporation are fostered
by them. The marvelous material develop-
ment ot tbe last two generations, he said,
bad been effected by the organization and
enforced co-operation of simple elements
that for a long time previous had been
In discussing tbe relations of the Federal
courts to organized labor Judge Taft said
that as a matter of fact there is nothing
In any Federal decision directed against
the organization of labor to maintain
wages and to secure terms of employment
otherwise favorable. The courts rceoc-
l nlze the right of men for a lawful purpose
w combine, to Icavo their employment at
the same time and to use the Inconvenience
this may cause to their employer as a legiti
mate weapon in the frequently recurring
controversy as to the amount or wages.
It is only when the combination is for un
lawf ul purpose that It has received the con
demnation of the Federal and State courts.
TBE RAILWA Y STRIKE.
Referring to the American Union strike,
the judge said that when the history of tho
great strike shall bo written in yeara to
come, the absurd expectations and purpose
of its projectors and their marvelous suc
cess in deluding a myriad or followers into
their active support will seem even more
difficult ot expla nation than it does to-day.
The mind that would conceive and so far
execute the plan of taking the entirepopula.
tlon by the throat to compel them to elf ect
the settlement of a local labor trouble in
Chicago was that of ofa genius misdirected.
ir the coniblnatisn and conspiracy de
scribed in the bill in the Debs case and
enjoined in the order of injunction was
not unlawful, then there is no law in this
country securing the right or private prop,
erty, no law authorizing the Federal Gov
ernment to operate the malls, no law by
which the regulation of Interstate commerce
is vested in the general Government.
ROUGH O.V DEBS.
A public nuisarrj, to be more complete
in all its foatures than that which Debs and
his colleagues were eDgaged in furthering
cannot bo Imagined. The novelty involved
in the application of such a remedy to such
an injury was not that injuries of the same
kind had not before been restrained by In
junction, but only that never before in the
history of the courts had injuries of this
kind been so enormous and far reaching In
Had any injustice been done to Debs In
trial by the court? Judge Taft asked.
Is there the slightest doubt in the mind
ot his fiercest supporter that he violated
Why, then, complain of his conviction be
fore a tribunal authorized to try him?
In cloEing Judg9 Taft said that it would
not ho surprising if tho storm of abuse
heaped upon the Federal courts and the
political strength of popular groups, whose
plans or social reform have met obstruc
tion in tltose tribunals, shall lead to serious
f forts through legislation to cut down their
jurisdiction and crippio their efficiency.
If this comes, then the resiwnsibility for
its efrects, whether good or bad, must be
not only with those who urge the change,
but also with those who do not strive to re
sist its coming.
WAY" DOWN IN MAINE.
Washington Colony Lingers ut
(Special to the Times.)
Brookllu, Me., Aug. 28. Washingtonians
swooped down upon this village early in
the reason, and many ot them still linger
by the quiet waters of Eggemoggin Reach.
Fishing, gunning, and yachting are the
principal sports in which the visitors
rroni the Capital City induce, inter-pcrsed
occasionally by buckboard drives over
the finest of roadways, and through dense
woods ot pines. When the salt air is not
in the right direction for tbe rusticator,
as the natives, term strangers, they aro
voolhed with the balmy winds off the pine
forests, so that one continually inhales
cither ozone or balsam.
The Washington colony numbers about
forty persons and nearly every even! eg they
congregate In one cottage where Im
promptu entertainments of all descrip
tions are given. These affairs are en
livened by music rendered by Mr. Spencer
and Mr. Elliott Prentiss.
Among the WaslrlngtonLins here are: Rev.
and Mrs. William E. Parson, Mr. George
Parson, Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Slater, Mr.
Harris Slater, Miss Helen Slater, Mr. and
Mrs. P. V. BcGraw, Mr. Edwiu B. BcGraw,
Mr. and Mrs. William Sboalcs, Br. and
Mrs. D. W. Prentiss, Mr. Spencer, Mr.
Elliott Prentiss Prof. Fred Erne and
family, Hon. and Mrs. G. H. MacGowan,
Mlvs Ruth MacGowan, Miss E. Pruden.
Miss IngersoII. Miss Bertha Meigs, the
MIscs Lanibourn, Miss Jennie Hodges,
and Judge G. M. Sweeney, formerly of the
AUNT MARY GETS REVENGE.
Her Assailant Gien a Sentence in
Charles Cole, the assailant of Mary, the
newspaper vender, was sentenced by Judge
Mills this morning to ninety !a)s in Jail
and to pay a fine of $50, or in default
thirty days In jail.
As Cole didn't have the money, nor did
any one else offer to put it up for him, he
will spend tbe next four months behind
Mary is a familiar figure on the streets.
and every Washlngtonlan knows her face
and features. She stands usually on Fif
teenth street, across from the Treasury
When attempting to get some copies ot
an arternoou local yesterday afternoon, as
told In to-day's Morning Times, Mary was
jostled and pushed from her plar.--.
James Cole, aged eighteen years, who
also sells papers for a living, commenced
w walk into Mary. He hit her a-hcavy blow
on the uosc and kicked her in the ribs. She
wa3 so badly used up that shecuold not sell
papers In the nf ternoou, and many a person
missed her as he hurried up Fi f tccutb street,
where she has stood for years.
When Judge Mills Imposed the sentence
on Cole he took occasion to say that this
was a most brutal and unprovo'ked assault.
Tbe boys ought to encourage the woman
In making her living instead of provoking
and Worrying her. Mary Is not very popu
lar with the newsbojs, because she sells so
many papers, but tbe boys sided with her
in this cause, because, as they said, they
didn't believe that a man ought to hit a
woman under any circumstances.
ItlFLE CONTRACT CLOSED.
Leo Arm Sold Outright to tho Gov
ernment. A contract was signed at tho Navy De
partment yesterday between Capt. Samuel
C. Lemly, Judge Advocate General ot the
Navy, and John P. Lee, otHartrurd, Conn.,
by which, for a bonus of $20,000, the
department Is given the right to manu
facture the Leo small-bore rifle, recently
adopted as tbe small arm for the naval
Before the contract is completed by the
payment- of tbe money, Mr. Lee will be
obliged to give a quit claim nf the Lee
Arms Company, which has also the right
of manufacture, or an indemnity bond ot
$20,000 that the company will not con-,
tinue to make tbe weapon.
Extra tor Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond will leave same as
regular schedule, 9t,m.
DID THEMSELVES PROUD
That Is the Verdict of Boston in
Regard to Washingtonians.
Homo Commandorlea Drew tbe Atten
tion of tho Entire Tast Assembly
and Tlielr Drilling; and Special Fea
tures CuusoMucb Comment Among
Individuals and In Boston Paper.
Boston, Aug. 28. To-day has dawned
bright and fair, a harbinger of more de
lights for tbo visitors. Many of tbe Wash
ingtonians took -in tbe drill at the Boston
ball grounds this morning, and these were
packed with sir knights, ladles and friends,
presenting a most beautiful spectacle. The
drill went off in this order:
Columbia Commandery, No. 2, ot Wash
ington, I). C.;Xra. Sir Frank Thomas, com
mander; music, Germanla Band, of Bos
ton. Apollo Commandery drill corps, of Troy,
N; Y.; Em. Sir-James H. Lloyd, commander;
music, Donngs Band.
"In tho Little Commandery," from tbe
Masonic Widows' an Orphan Home, ot
Louisville, Ky.;inder the command of Em.
Sir H. B. Grant; music, "Grand Comman
dery March," Salem Cadet Baud, dedicated
to Sir Samuel C. Lawrence, right eminent
grand commander of the Gr.ad Commaa
dery of Knights Templars of Massachusetts
and Rhode Island, by Sir Jean M. Missud,
Sc Bernard Commandery, No. 35, of
Chicago; Em. SicHoIman G. Purington,
commander; music; Thirteenth Regiment
Band, ofllamilton. One
Minneapolis Knights Templar Drill Corps,
of Minneapolis, Minn.; Right Em. Sir A. M.
Shuey, commander; music; "Double Eagle
March;" HoosicFalls Band.
Detroit Commnadery, No. 1, of Detroit,
Mich.; Em. Sir M. Seymour, commander;
music; "Detroit Commandery March;"
Schremser's Fourth Regiment Band.
Committee, Em. Sir Winthrop Messenger,
chairman-, Em. Sir George II. Rhodes, Era.
Sir T. Fred Martin, Em. Sir Thomas J.
Evens, Sir. F. Trifet.
The Washington boys received a rouslrur
ovation as they executed their manoeuvers
and did themselves pro,id. They have every
reason to feel pleased with their work and
the way it was received. The mornlns
Herald had this to say of the showing of
"Washington in the parade:
The Mount Pleasant Drum Corps, ahead
of tbe Washington, D. C, No. 1 Command
ery, jras the next striking feature. It is
a bdjsVcorps. Their full strength Is
eighty-five pieces, and sixty wcrc-in line
to-day. The boys were from eight to six
teen years old, dressed in handsome zouavo
uniforms of red trousers, blue coat and yel-low-tasstled
red tap. The smallest are
about three feet in height, but even these
little fellows marched and played with
the precision of veterans. The universal
expression of the women in the crowd as
they passed was: "Ain't they cunning?"
They played variations or all popular
marching airs with a nonchalance and
still extremely captivating.
Ahead of Columbian Commandery, of
Washington, D. C, was the mascot, little
Frank I'illis Rider, five years old, in full
Knights Templar uniform, and astride a
diminutive pony, led by another but older
boy, George Pottengill.
" 'Whoa, Dollicl' the little rider would
say to his steed, as he curbed his mettle
some spirit. The crowd applauded bim
ioudij. and the outfit was the recipient
of many attentions from the ladies.
At the head of Dc Molay Commandery of
Washington rode another youthful mas
cot, in tbe person of Abraham Frye, Jr.,
son of Sir Knight Frje. He was ou a chest
nut horse. All the De Molay knights were
mounted acd came In fur a large share o'
The Post had the following fine tribute
to a Washirgtou commandery:
"Individual bits ot style, drilling, drum
major acts, and sweet music were made all
along tbe line. The De Molay Commandery,
of Washington, D. C, made a magnificent
appearance under tbe direction of Eminent
Sir Eugene II. Richardson, who rode a spir
ited black steed. They led the second di-
vision. Tlie banners and other parapher
nalia of the commandery were artistic in
Says tbe Journal:
"The band of Potomac, of Georgetown,
gave the first Southern air as II came up,
playing "Dixie," and. the commandery
swung past amid loud applause Dc Molay,
or Washington, closed this division, and
their somber black and silver was Illumined
most prettily by the nattiest drum, rife
and bugle corps. In full scarlet and yellow,
with fez complete, the Mount PleasantField
Baud of Washt-v'-en, which led the Wash
ington Commandery, a flrely uniformed
body, which handsomely drooped its colors
to the grand master and governor."
Tho column occur-'d Tour and one-half
hours passing the grand master, who was
escorted over the route at the close by De
troit No. 1, which has a splendid band. In
all there were 134 bands, 12 drum corps
and 315 commandcries by count and about
24,000 men in alL The last commandery
passed Adams Square at 0:10, but it was
long aflcr that "before the asulym was
The head of the line consumed two hours
acd forty-rive minutes In passing over the
The De Molays, of Washington, were
tbe guests of the De Molays, of Boston,
in a harbor excursion to-day. Among
those present at the reception of Mayor
Curtis at the Algonquin Club last evening
was Eminent Sir Uarrifon Dingnun, of
Washington. At the Copley Square Hotel
Dc Molay, ot Washington, held a recep
tion. Particularly prominent among tbe guests
were the knights or the Hugh De Payena
Commandery, or Boston.. At tbe reception
of tho Hugh DePaycns many of the knights
of the De'Molay Commandery, of Wash
ington, were in evidence. There is a friend
ship of no ordinary rort existing between
these two commandcries and either Is
welcomed heartily at trfe others head
quarters. A rough .estimate of the attendance at
the Columbia, No. 2, reception last even
ing would be 5.000 or 6,000 people.
Gen. Vincent on Duty.
Adjutant General Vincent, who has betn
confined to bis borne for several days on
account ot slcknessr resumed his duties
at tbe War Department to-day.