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THE TIMES, SUNDAY ,ATTG-UST 11, 1895.
Matters of Interestto Organized
Workinmen of the District.
1IEET1XGS FOR THIS WUEK.
BUND AY, AUGUST 11.
L. A. 1149, K. of L., Douglass Progres
sive Association of Eteain Engineers Hall
609 F street northwest.
Plate Printers open meeting G. A. R.
Hall, PcunsylvanJa avenue; 3 o'clock p. ni.
MONDAY. AUGUST 12.
L. U., No. 190, Brotherhood ot Car
penters and Joiners Hall, G27 Massa
L. A. 1044, K. or L., Journeymen Plas
terersPlasterers Hall, Four-and-a-half
street and Pennsylvania avenue.
Joint meeting of L. A. 1748, K. of L.,
and L. U-, No. 1 , Carpenters and Joiners
Society Temple, ritth and G streets north
west. L. A. 34CG ,K. of L., Carriage and Wagon
Makers Bunch's Hall , No. 3 14 Eighth street
L. A. 1228 K. of L., Plasterers' Lath
ersMariners' Hall, opposite Peutz wharf,
Beventti street southwest.
Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and
Joiners Costello's Hall, corner of Sixth
find G streets northwest.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13.
Federation of Labor Plasterers Hall,
Four-and-a-half street and Pennsylvania
Building Trades' Council Typograph
L. U. No. 1, Carpenters, Joiners and Slalr
buildens Hall, No. 419 Tenth blreet.
L. A. 2031, K. of L.j Tin and Sheet Iron
"Workers Plasterers' Hall, Four-and-a
naif street and Pennsylvania avenue.
Paperhangers' Protective Association
Harris' Hall, corner of Seventh and D btreets
L. A. 1173, K. of L., Cement Workers
Harris' Hall, Seventh and I) streets north
west, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15.
District Assembly, No. C6, Knights of
Labor Plasters' Hall, Four-and-a-Half
ProUcUveStrcetRailway Union Bunches'
Hall, No. 314 Eighth street northwest,
:30 p. m.
Carpenters' Council Hall, No. 6 37
Galvanized Iron and Cornice Workers
Hall, No. 737 Seventh street northwest.
Stoarufitters and Helpers' Association,
ot America, L. B. No. 10 Hall, No. 1314
E street. Secretary's residence, No. 733
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10.
Stonemasons' Union, No. 2 Plasterers'
Hall, Four-and-a-half street and Pennsyl
L. A. 1798, K. of L., Journeymen House
Painters Harris' Hall, Seventh and D
L. A. 4S9G.K. of L., Eccentric Associa
tion of Steam Engineers Bunch's Hall, No.
314 Eighth street northwest.
L A. No. 1195, K. of L., Mosaic and
Encaustic Tile Layers Ball, No. 1316
E street northwest .
L U. No 26, Electric Workers Hall,
No. 737 Seventh street.
Marine Association of Steam Engineers
Mariners Hall, opposite Pentz wharf,
Seventh street southwest.
Clerks' Assembly Lall over Norlinger's
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17.
Cigar Makers' Union, No. 110. Hall,
2o. 737 Se-enth street northwest.
L. A. 2389, K. of L, Journeymen Bread
Bakers Plasterers' Hall, Four-and-a half
etreet and Pennsylvania avenue north
L. U. 1SS, Journey Tailors Costcllos'
Hall, corner Sixth and G streets, north
Vest. FEDERATION OF LABOR.
The regular meeting of the Federation
of Labor was held last Tuesday evening,
With President James McHugh In the
chair, and thirty-two organizations rep
resented. The proceedings were published
In The Times of last Wednesday.
The regular meeting of District Assem
bly, No. 06, Knights of Labor, was held
last Thursday evening in the Plasterers'
HaU, corner of Four-and-a-half street and
The attendance was very large, every
local assembly in this jurisdiction being
represented. The large attendance was a
complete and agroeable surprise to the
delegatos who had not been present at the
meetings for some time past, and it was
their uuuaimous opinion that the pre
dictions of the master workman, mado
at the beginning of this year, which was,
"That the membership of the Knights of
Labor In the District of Columbia , at the
close of the present year, would doable
that of 1694," would, from present in
dications, be fully verified.
Master Workman Simmous presided aa
usual over the proceedings.
The credentials of delegates from the
Butchers' Assembly were received and
accepted and the delegates admitted. The
delegatos from the reinstated assembly
received a royal welcome when they were
conducted into the hall on their second
admission into the order of the Knights of
The master workman. In his opening ad
dress, stated that he had received nianyin
quiries as to the scheme of the proposed
labor bureau and workingmen's library
from business men and others, who were
Tory much interested in the movement, and
who, after having the object and details
of the proposition explained to them, had
expressed their hearty commendation and
promised to assist witli material support.
One merchant, -Mr. G. W. Merrill, of the
firm of Merrill & Co., No. 404 New York
avenue, had extended the use of his office
and telephone to the committee.
The master workman further stated that
he had every assurance that thousands of
valuable books would be placed at the
disposal of the committee Just as soon as
the organizations decided to put the scheme
into practical operation.
The Federation of Labor had adopted
the suggestion of the District Assembly and
had appointed a committee of one from each
local represented to act in conjunction with
tho District Assembly committee, and it
was hoped that the Joint committee would
toon have a plan mapped out for tho rati
fication of the organizations.
At tho conclusion of the master work
man's remarks a vote of thanks was unani
mously tendered to Mr. Merrill for his kind
offer, and the recording secretary was
instructed to convey the same to him under
tho seal of tho District Assembly.
It is the opinion of those interested in
the proposed bureau that it should be put
into operation before the winter season
sets in. While the benefits to be obtained
by the establishment ot the institution aro
Incalculable, still it is thought that its
advantages in the winter would ba farmore
appreciated than at any other season of
the year, especially by the building trades,
when work is practically at a stand stilL
There are hundreds and thousands of
good and well-disposed citizens in this
city who are willing and ever anxious to
Mslst in relieving the distress caused by
tho lack of employment la tho winter time,
but they see no practicable way of accom
plishing their object, except that of Joining
tho professional, solf-advertUtid charity
operators, whose solo aim aeems to be that
of humiliating thoir victims.
By tho establishing ot the proposed bu
reau, tho opportunity ot creating work for
the unemployed will be forcibly presented.
There is hardly a home in this city that
does not need repairs ot some kind during
tho winter time. Chimneys need repointlng
and in some cases need rebuilding, while,
if not done, may be the causo of the death
ot some Innocent pedestrian by the fall of
a brick from some dilapidated roof.
Then, again, where is the home that does
not need repairing? Leaky roors need re
pairing, down spouts broken off need at
tending to. Work for carpenters can al
ways be found. Doors won't shut, shutters
need hinges, weather Btrips arc needed on
windows and doors, ceilings are cracked
and liable to fall; they need plaster.
Rooms need repairing, and so on to tho end
of the chapter, all creating opportunities
Tho difficulty heretofore existing in
giving tills work to tlioso really needing
it, would be greatly remedied, if not com
pletely removed, by the proposed bureau.
Thousands of dollars would bo expended on
work it workmen could be promptly se
cured, and with the aid ot the bureau this
want could bo supplied.
The value ot a workingmen's library and
reading rooms, as it is proposed to have,
In connection with the Labor Bureau,
is a want that has long been felt by tho
residents of this city, and when established
will bo fully appreciated by all classes.
It is rurther claimed that by creating
opportunities for work, the merchants will
bo benefited as well as the mechanics,
for by putting money in the hands of work
men they are enabled to purchase clothes
and shoes, and pay their grocery bills.
Tho above are tho opinions gathered
from tlwse who give the matter proper
consideration, and who, while admitting
that tho scheme is not perfect, are honest
in the belief that it is a move in the right
The proceedings of the District Assembly
were full of interest, and the meeting con
tinued till a late hour in the night.
Under call ot Assemblies, the Bakers'
Drivers presented grievances against Mr.
Kraft and Mr. Blair, proprietors of two
well known bakeries. The grievances are
that those firms do uotinslst on thelrdrivers
Jolulug tho Assembly. The drivers claim
that all houorablo means have been tried
to induce the non-union men to Join the or
ganization, but they still hold back.
The firms alluded to are not antagonistic
to organized labor and receive the commit
tees very courteously, but Uie fact remains
that the men on the wagons are still ob
stinate. The matter was placed in the hands of the
executive committee of the District As
sembyl as a last resort.
The delegates from the Cement Workers
reported good attendance at their last
meeting. Delegates from the District As
sembly and Federation were present and
assisted in the installation of the officers
for the ensuing term.
Plasterers called attention to the pro
posed new brewery that Is to be erected
across the river. Flattering mention was
made of the friendliness of some of the di
rectors andstockholdersof tbenew company
toward organized labor, and the delegates
felt assured that the clause stipulations
that none but union menshould be employed
will be inserted In the contracts.
It was reported Hint S. Solomon, the sa
loonlst, on Seventh and D streets south
west, had refused to employ union labor on
his new building.
Delegates from the Tailors Assembly re
quested that the organizations, In giving
out contracts for uniforms for Labor Day,
should be careful in ascertaining whether
the firms that desired the contracts wero
doing the square thing by the tailors. At
present several firms who were supposed
to be fair were on the ragged edge of un
falrlsm. Attention was called to tho improve
ments now being made on the store to
be occupied by the Economy Shoe Company.
The work, it was claimed, is being done by
non-union workmen, though it had been
ascertancd that Ujo contract for the prin
cipal portions of the work had not been
given out. The attention of the company
had been called to the matter, and their
reply was anxiously awaited.
Agreements to employ strictly union
men in the future were read from theMessrs.
Kernan, of Kernan's Theatre; S. Collins,
the saloonist on Seventh street, and J.
H. Tnishelm, the baker. The agreement
of Mr Collins was accepted, and the name
ordered to bo taken off the unfair list.
Objection was raised to that of Mr.
Trusheim by the Baker's Drivers, as he
still continued to employ non-union drivers.
The matter was laid over for a week.
In the case of Mr. Kernan, the matter
was referred to the executive committee
to act with the Federation committee.
Delegates from Excelsior Assembly
reported tho oumc of a physician who had
applied for admission to their assembly.
Painters requested that Mrs. Haines, of
Eighth street and Pennsylvania avenue
southeast, be placed on the unfairlist. The
matter was referred to the executive com
mittee. Delegates from the carriage and wagon
makers reported that no meeting had been
held since the last meeting of the district.
Their regular meeting would be held next
Monday evening. While no meeting had
been held, the executive committee had
been actively at work. Nineteen candi
dates had applied for membership during
last week, and since that time fifteen more
had applied. A large and enthusiastic
meeting was expected on Monday evening.
The delegates further reported that the
Hurich Brew ing Company intended to have
a number of new wagons built, and the
agent on Heurich work was Instructed to
request that the wagons bo built in this
Plato printer delegates reported that
an open meeting of the assembly would
be held next Sunday in the Grand Army
Hall, on Pennsylvania avenue, at 3 o'clock.
Delegates from the Barbers' Assembly
reported eight reinstatements at their last
meeting. Their assembly was growing
and in a prosperous condition. They had
appointed a committee on arrangements
for Labor Day celebration."
The delegates also called attention to a
bat store on the Avenue that was selling
hats without union labels, and on their
attention being called to the omission of
the label, responded by producing a large
quantity of labels they had on hand to
put in hats, should the customer so do
sire. Tho recording secretary was in
structed to communicate with the Hattera
Delegates from the Musical Assembly
reported good meeting for last Sunday,
several propositions for membership had
The Washington Times had been unani
mously indorsed and also the labor bureau
The Eccentric Engineers reported good
meeting last Friday night. Tho Engineers
fully expect to reach the century mark
before tho first of January.
The executive committee reported inter
views with Major Cranford.of the Cranford
Paving Company, with reference to the
grievance of the CementWorkers. The inter
view had been very pleasant, and though
no final settlement had been arrived at,
Major Cranford had agreed to present a
written proposition to the Cement Workers
at their next meeting, with the view of
settling the matter.
The District organizer read a long list
of names of membors of a drum corps, who
desired to be organized into a local aEsembly
of the Knights of Labor.
The organizer .having complied with all
the requirements of the order, was in
structed to proceed with his work.
Tho organizer also aunounccd that a
meeting of tho Laundry Workers would be
held tho coming week for tho purpose of
making arrangements for tho organizing
of a Laundry Workers' Assembly. Dele
gates wero instructed to attend.
Chairman Wells, of the labor conference
committee, requested tho District Assem
Iby to take some action as to tho District
being represented in the parade on Labor
After dlscssion it was decided that the
District should be represented the fame as
on the last occasion, by the officers, and
tho secretary was instructed to procure
tho proper regalia.
After other matters of an executive
nature, and not of general interest to tho
public, tho assembly closed In due form.
AMONG THE LOCALS. .
In splto of tho hot weather durinp the past
week, the attendance at the local meetings
has been remarkably good.
Tho principal part of the proceedings has
already received public notice through the
columns ot Tho Times. The unsolicited
honor conferred on President James F.
McHugh, by the Labor Day conference, by
electing him chief marshal of tho Labor
Day parade shows tho unbounded esteem by
which Mr. McHugh is hold by tho members
of tho organizations.
The principal part of thoproceedlngsotthe
local bodies transacted during tho week
was on the report of tho committee on Labor
Day celebration. It has been decided by a
majority of tho locals to wear some kind of
The total number of floats to bo in tho
parado has not been decided upon, but It is
safe to nssumo that by the number already
reported the number of lloats in the
celebration of this year will exceed that
The greatest trouble experienced by the
locals Is with music. It is impossible to
secure strictly union bands for all those
that desire to be led by music. The mem
bers of Carpenters' Union No. 1 at their last
meeting decided by a unanimous vole that
rather than be led by a non-union band
they would inarch without any music what
ever, and in place of a band they would
prefer to have a large transparency an
nouncing the factthat no union band could
The same sentiment prevailed at the
meeting of Carpenters' Assembly last Mon
In addition to Labor Day preparations,
the Bricklayers' have had their election
of officers, which resulted in Mr. Thomas
Levy being again selected to preside over
the deliberations of the Bricklayers' Union.
Thos. Sullivan was elected vice president.
C. C Hessler, Bobert McMackin, and M. J.
Canty were again honored by being unani
mously re-elected to the positions they
have so ably filled for years, viz- recording
secretary, financial secretary, and treasurer.
T. J. McLane was elected corresponding
secretary; Larry O'Dea, sergeant-at-arms,
and Patrick Eolan, assistant fergeant-at-arms.
The Electric Workers arc Jubilant over
the prospects of their national convention
being held in this city next November.
The Knights of Labor will also hold their
general astenibly in this city, commencing
the same day as the Electric Workers.
Next Monday evening Carpenters' Union,
No. 1, will pay a fraternal visit to Car
penters 'Assembly, No. 1748, K. of L., at
the Society Temple, corner of Fifth and
G streets northwest. . ,
At the meeting of L. A., 1798, K. of L.,
Journeymen House Painters, held Friday
night, it was decided that the uniform to be
worn on Labor Day should bo a full pet of
overalls (union made), white hat, and the
regulation trade badges.
CHEAPER ALCOHOL NOW.
Tbo Latest of tho Great Achievements
M. Molssan, the noted French electrician,
expects to revolutionize the distillation of
alcohol. He "has discovered an inexpen
sive method of obtaining alcohol from
acetylene, which is the new gns that came
to the front so prominently a few "months
ago as a probable substitute for ordinary
illuminating gas, owing to its cheapness.
M. Molssan pursues the same method of
producing the acetylene gas by subjecting
a quantity of coke and quicklime to tho
heat of an electric furnace in order to effect
a direct union of their elements and pro
duce calcium carbide, which decomposes
when thrown in water into acetylene.
Ammonio-chromous sulphate absorbs this
gas, and by the aid of heat transforms It
into ethylene. The ethylene is passed into
hot sulphuric acid, and sulphoviulc acid is
obtained, which, by the addition of boiling
water, produces tho alcohol that then only
demands rectification. Tho cost of best
quality alcohol produced by this method is
stated to be from 5 to 0 cents per quart.
Pweudo Tomb of Mary and Lnzartns.
In a recent Issue of the Journal of the
Gorman Palestine Society, Prof. Gelzer,
of Jena, discusses an interesting tomb
stone discovered at Ccsarca, In Palestine,
and which first appeared in the Rcvuo
Biblique, published at Jerusalem. The In
scription reads: "Monument belonging
to (or dedicated to) Mary and Lazarus."
The language is Greek, and the inscription
dates from the fourth or fifth century.
Tho original editors, the Dominicans, of
Jerusalem, thought that it was merely a
monument ,to two persons by the names of
Mary and Lazarus. Gelzer, however, is
of the opinion that the Biblical persons
of these names were intended, especially
also in view of the fact that Mary's name
preceds that of Lazarus. He draws at
tention to the fact that in the second half
of the fourth and in the first half of tho
f If til century, the discovery of apostles'
and prophets' tombs was a "flourishing
and manifestly, also, a lucrative branch
of Industry." At that period it was claimed
that tho bodies of Joseph Samuel, Zach
arlalf, John the Baptist, and other Biblical
men were found, and many of Uicse psudo
rellcs were transported to the capital of
Christendom Constantinople. It is not
Impossible that at this period also tho
pretended remains of the sister and brother
from Bethany were transported to Cesarea,
which In the ante-Chalcedoulan period I.
e., down to 541 was the metropolitan
center of the church in Palestino.
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A little cot In a little spot,
With a little heaven hath sentj
A little way from that cot each day;
A song to sing, and a word to say;
A little winter a littlo May,
And a heart content, contentl
A little wife, and a little life
In love and duty spent;
A song and sign as the years go by:
A grave, perhaps, where the violets Ho;
Buta heaven onearth and a heaven onhlgh
In life and death content!
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DISTRICT SOLDIER BOYS
One Week's NgfyS and Gossip
Tho cycle company is'golng to make a
run. Dispatches will bis carried to New
York to Gen. Miles, and the boys expect
to break tho record.
The lato military runs have enthused
the boys. They think if the Western
cyclists can make the run from Chicago to
New York, it can be done from this city
to the metropolis.
Then, in addition to this, Lieut. Libby
made a run to Boston in four days a- few
weeks ago. He made such glowing reports
ot the good time that he had that tho
boys are all anxious to make a similar trip.
Capt. Wiggins has received permission
from headquarters to make tho trip. Or
ders will be issued to this effect some
time before the "run Is made. Bi H1I3 way
the run will be an official one.
It will be made in October some time.
Of course tho exact aa'f will depend
largely on tho weather. Each relay will
carry a messnge fifteen miles, and none
of the riders fear that it will be a failure.
Gen. Ordway will' write tho message
which will be carried to Gen. Miles In New
York. The distance Is 250 miles, and
it Is expected to make the run In a day
and night. Records will be kept, and tho
result will be officially published to tho
Lieut. Libby will start with the message
from this city and carry it over the .first
relay. Capt. Wiggins will carry It Into New
York city and deliver It to Gen. Miles at
The route, as roughly laid out, will be
through Slher Springs over to Baltimore,
then to Philadelphia and then to New York.
No specially good roads will be found until
Philadelphia is reached. But from thero
to New York it Is hoped to make the greatest
kind or a record. The boys will do the best
they can over this end or the ride.
The route will be olficlally determined as
soon as possible. At piesent the arrange
ments are that the various relays will go to
their posts by rail, and be ready to carry the
message right along. Each man willbeln
heavy marching order. Heavy marching
order means twenty-five or thirty pounds
extra, ami this may keep them humping.
This will make a military record and on
these grounds the run will be made official.
HEAD QUARTERS INTERESTED.
'Headquarters Is very much interested In
the result. The Ci tie "Company is the first
organization of its kind irinationalguard
circles hit the country,, .It has Jed in all
cjele matter ever snve"and Gen. Ordway
Is glad to see it take 3cad in this direction.
All the aid possible vgjbe given the com
pany In Jtsnew move.
It Is possible that IocaUcycle clubs may
It has been done In other cities and there is
no reason why it should not be done here.
Anyhow the run promises to be an un
The cycle company has another matter
on its bauds which has caused some reeling.
Several years ago a ybling colored boy was
taken into the company as an orderly to
the- captam. He soon Jjecnmo very popu-,
lar and after a lime was mustered in. He
is so popular loathe bits ben elected treas
urer of the organization.
He is very light, and would be taken any
where as a SpariiaKrfThe nfembers-of the
company all knew the boy and no one
seemed to objects Sprue. one, (complained,
though, and the matter came to the ears ot
The Evening Times, which has those same
ears wide open, and last Tuesday the story
was published. That night the young man
tendered his resignation, but the com
pany refused to accept it. It was taken up
at the regular business meeting.
If -tbcyclttcompany lsnot-tota4o pieces
over this unfortunate event, Its future
"prohilsTng. ".A number ot recruits have been
is expected. The run will increase the en
thusiasm and the membership.
Capt. Wiggins gave a "smoker" to the
company at n!s home on Columbia Heights
Wednesday evening, in place ot the regu
lar run. A large attendance was present
and the boys had a most enjpyabletime.
After refreshments were served a numbr
ot volunteers were preaScd into service.
Lieut. Libby gave a recitation, as did Mr.
Crook. The Ia'ttcr gentleman also favored
the guests with a number of banjo solos.
It was one of the most enjoyable affairs
of the season in military-circles.
THE ARMY DESERTER.
Summer time has hit the army hard. It
Is almost deserted these days, but enough
men drop In to 6how thattnc Guard l8 6tiU
in existence. The adjutant general has
taken this opportunity to clear up his desks
and everything Is in shape. Lieut. Rob
blnslsalso pushing matters Inhlsdepartment
and is not objecting to tho quiet at all.
In thu Fourth Battalion. Company D, tho
Ordway Guards, and Quartermuster Kings
ley aro moving. The Ordways take the
rooms hitherto used as headquarters, locker
room, and Quartermaster Kingsley takes
tho old locker room of the Ordways. In this
way Company D gets two rooms together
and will cut a doorway through the wall.
Then tho company intends to fix up and
have as cosy quartors as there are in the
Tho. Emmets, Company A, Fourth Battal
ion, aro starting out to make some more
money. These boy s always get what they
go after, so their souvenir will be a suc
cess. It will contain cuts of officers, and
ot the new armory and a history of tho
Company. Of course, all tho advertising
that can bo secured will be artistically
placed. Tho company expects Its friends
to come to the front again and help them out.
COURTS MARTIAL REPORTS.
Tho reports of tho.cpurta martini arc all
In, except two and!thbse are on tho way
Tho reports have been most satisfactory at
The 6econd day In camp all commanding
"Herbert,. Herbert;! Here's one of those horrid steam launches round
iag the bend how shall I Bteer?"
"Try and hit it mother, try and hit itl" New Budge
officers wore required to send in the
names of all men absent from camp with
out leavo. This information was fur
nished and was tabulated by Col. Mosher.
Ho has compared this list with tho re
ports ot tho courts-martial and finds
that they tally.
Tho findings of tho courts have been
various. Where good excuses have been
offered tho absentees were excused. In
other cases a public reprimand was or
dered, or the absentees were dishonorably
discharged. In a few cases the findings
of the court were not consistent, and in
these cases they were returned.
Tho percentago ot attendance at camp
haB been largely increased by these de
cisions. Taking everything Into consid
eration, tho attendance at camp was re
markably good. It is possible that no
further action will bo taken in com
panies having a low percentage at camp.
In tho Fourth Battalion a quiet investi
gation is being conducted, and on its re
port and tho result ot the inspection
depends the fato of Company B.
Major Alexander's report of bis inves
tigation ot tho Third Battalion is In
Gen. Ordway's bauds. Gen. Ordway has
not gone through It yet, and will not make
public its contents for some time. Ho
says ho will have to takctime to think
over" what he finds. It may be a month
before any action is taken, but the gen
eral Impression is that some important
changes are to bo made. It is probable
that "general Impression" Is right.
With the reorganization of Company D,
Sixth battalion, the three points weak in
camp have been attended to. In the First
Battalion the findings of tho court wero
very severe, a largo number of men being
expelled This action put that battalion
In good shape, and the other two will bo
all right by October 1.
AT THE NEW RANGE
The new range is a great success. Every
body, except a few chronic kickers, is
ploased. The four dayB of volunteer prac
tice with the targets were all occupied,
and tho boys began to get the elevation aU
, There was some complaint ot the work
ot tho markers, but Major Harries has
put a stop to It. Some of the marksmen
claimed that tho boys didn't know their
business and that shots were not properly
marked. Each ot the pits Is in charge ot
an expert, though the boys at tho targets
may be a little green.
When one Is sitting In a rifle pit and
the target la hit by a bullet there is no
mistaking the sound. It Is a near relation
to the sound produced by a saucepan strik
ing a board. Tho marker knows in a
minute whether the target has been hit.
When a complaint has been made all tho
shooting at that rango has to bo sus
pended until tho matter has been in-
Tlitiso complaints so delayed matters that
tho inspector general of rifle practice made
tho rule that each man making a complaint
should put up ten cents. If he got his
shot, that is, showed tho marker to bo
wrong, ho was given back his ten cents. If
tho marker was right the ten cents went into
tho rango treasury.
Thursday six complaints ot shots were
mado and but ono got back his ten cents.
Tho examination showed that the marker
was right in five of the cases. Tho new
rule will bavo tho effect of putting the
marksmen on their mettle.
s The last day ot tho contest for the
brigade team was yesterday. The names
of the twenty from whom the team is to be
taken can bo found in another part of tho
paper. Only twelve men are on the team,
with four alternates. This means that four
nion are to be absolutely dropped.
THE PRACTICE DAYS.
Tho practice days for the team are to
be Tuesday and Thursday of each week.
After tho brigade teani--practfce-tbe regi
mental teams will practice skirmish shoot
ing. Tho regular target shooting must be
dono on the volunteer days which are
Wednesday and Friday. Saturday is to
bo tho Rifle Association day the year
Beside the brigade team there are three
other teams to go to Sea Girt,. August 03.
They are the First and Second Regiment
teams and the Engineer ttorps team, ane
Engineers expect to take twenty-five men
to Sea Girt. This is the largest number
yet. In all about sixty men will go from tho
District and will bring back all tho prizes
Lieut. Vail had Company B; Second bat
talion, at the gallery Thursday and Friday
nights. The Rifles were very much pleased
with their first National Guard duty. The
volley firing was especially fine. The men
fired with the old guns Thursday night
and this made a big difference as was sho wn
when Friday night's squad did their firing.
Tho company has sent its set of resolutions
ot thanks to the ladies who chaperoned them
at 8t. Louis.
Company A, Second, the Corcoran Cadets,
aro busy getting ready for their military
fete, to commence October 28. The com
mittee of the fete Is composed of the chair
men of the six committees having the
matter in charge. They arc: Capt. Ed
wards, Lieut. Meyer, Lieut. Precise, Ser
geants Thompson and Smith and Privates
Thornton and Hazard. The six committees
are made up ot all the members ot the com
pany. Tho ladles will meet in September to
begiu their siiare of the work. This is the
first entertainment of this nature the Cor
corans have given for six years. Tho
company now has sixty-f lvo members and
Notes from the Commands.
Quartermaster Kingsley, of ,the Fourth
Battalion, is still kicking about lockers.
Will he ever get them?
First Lieut. James R. Lavln, Company
-D, Fifth Battalion, has tendered his resig
nation. Adjt. Mock, ot the Fifth, expects to go
to his Georgia home about the 15th. He
will be absent two weeks.
Can any one guess what distinguished
and well-known officer Is turning author?
Who Is first?
Major Wilson, ot tho Third, is back
from the seashore.
First Lieut. D. V. Chisholra, Company
A, Sixth, was elected captain of that com
pany Tuesday evening, and Second Lieut.
Walker, first lieutenant.
Adjt. Hodgson, of the Fourth, has re-
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ported for duty, after two weeks' leave
at Colonial Beach. Major Campbell, of
the Fourth, has gone to Ills Yermont home.
The following honorable discharges, on
their own application, have .been ordered:
Corp. G. L. Boiler, Second Separate Com
pany; Private H. A. "Whallon, Company A,
First; Sergt. Peter Schneider, Company
B, First; First Scrgt. Clifford R. James,
Company D , Third; Private T. D. Daley,
Company H, Fourth; Privato Thomas D.
Curtis, Company B, Fourth; Corp. Frank
Trumbull, Company B, Fourth; Privato
Thomsa Jones and Corp. James J. Smyth,
Company D , Sixth. In the interests of the
service: Privates James Condon and M. J.
Cook, Company A, Fourth.
Lieut. Sabm, inspector of rifle practice,
Fourth Battalion, has been on the sick hat,
but is recovering.
Letters of invitation to a reunion of the
various officers who wero in the pro
visional regiment at Marshall Hall last
summer have been sent out. The inten
tion is to hold a beach party at Colonial
Beach for a week. The par.ty will be held
Company D , Fifth Battalion, Capt. Eng
land, i3 taking on new life. Capt. Eng
land is going to build it up, and promises to
make it the finest in the battalion.
The families of Surg. Gen. HenderFon and
Br. Neely, of tho Fifth, are at Colonial
Sergt-Major Boody, of the Fifth, is off
on six weeks' furlough.
The ambulance corp3 vill give its second
annual excursion "Wednesday, August-23.
Tho excursion will be to River Yiew.
The lower windows ot the armory are
decorated with new screens. "D. C. N.
G." ornament them in gold letters.
Corporal Thomas Davis, Company A,
Second Battalion, has recclved-his warrant
as sergeant. He is at Anglesea and has
written to Capt. Edwards expressing his
thanks for the promotion.
Tho Battery held its regular meeting
"Wednesday night. Among other business
transacted the members present, asked for
the resignation ot Junior First Lieut.
It is sad to see the dear bid minstrel joke
of "eating what one can and canning
what one can't" revamped to fit Delaware
peaches and given out as comlngfresh from
Bryn ATawr. Sadder still Is it to see it
quoted as a proof that the college woman Is
witty. It Is a joke tottering with age.
Indeed, it Is said that Eve said to Adam
In the garden that "We wllli;at what figs
we can, and can what wc can't." Cer
tainly they bellevo that in California,
whence, by rhe way, very good canned figs
come. Boston Transcript
EASY FOR HUT.
It "Was a Slx-bniidred Pound Shot t
The fishing steamer rocked gracefully on
theuncxclted waves off the picturesque Jer
sey coast, while the thousand and one dis
ciples of Izaak "Walton (deceased) peered
do wn ward over the rail, each pa tlently -waiting
for a signal erk on his or her line to
convey the intelligence from down in tha
pale blue depths that a finny habitue of tha
unfathomed deep desired to be pulled in ou3
of the wet, says tho New York World.
Uaughtcould heheard butthelazy swishing
of the water against tho stomach of theboat,
the half-suppressed breathing of the f ishera
and an occasional gurgle from the mouth of
a bottle as some angler tested his bait.
A puff of smoke was seen to rise from tha
shores of Sandy Hook and float lazily away
on the ocean breeze. Amomentlateralow,
sullen roar reached the landward ears o
those on board the steamer and a dart mis
sile, flying with the speed of a tornado,
was seen coming "dead on" toward them.
A shot from the testing station at tha
Hookl" shrieked the captain. "It will strike
the upper deck and muss up the whole boat
with the shattered remains of late peoplev
Fly below for your lives."
"Holdl" cried a manly voice from the lea
rail. "Calm yourselves, for not a hair ot
your heads shall bo harmed. Give ma
plenty of deck room."
The crowd surged back in a struggling
mass and the young man placed his hands
upon his knees and stood in behind-the-bas
attitude and waited.
On came the shot, Ecreaming like a whola
lot of demons, but the intrepid young man
flinched not. He was not there for tha)
The missile struck hia hands with a re
port that could have been heard some dis
tance beyond Asbury Park had the wind,
been In that direction. The young man was
lifted from his feet and spun around in tho
air like a pinwheel and with a bnz-z-z-s
like unto a circular saw. Gradually hia
terrific revolutions grew slower, until as
last with a graceful spring he alighted upoa
his feet, dropped the 600-pound shothanar
Isssly on the deck and calmly said:
"Go ahead with your fishln."
"Are you man or devil?" cned the captain,
endeavoring to draw his eyes back into
their sockets. No human being could havo
stopped that screaming messenger ot
repUed, spitting on bis bait. "I used Xa
catch for Amos Rusie."
RECORD OP THE COURTS.
Circuit Court, No. 1 Justice Cole Cath
erine "Winfield vs. District of Columbia;
judgment in certiorari. Tandenburgh vs.
Knox Express Company; motion for judg
Circuit Court, No. 2 Justice Cole Mc
Candllsh vs. District ot Columbia; judgment
in certiorari. Chism vs. same; same de
judgment by default.
been recorded as foUows: Daniel T.
Pierce; assent ot next ot kin filed. Osceola
C. Green;order authorizing executors to sell
stocks at highest market price. Andrew
J. KlmmcU; petition of widow for letters
of administration to S. Herbert Giesy,
bond 5300. Annie L. Atwood; report of.
auditor aud envelope entered; "vouchers and
exhibits with auditor's report," filed.
Equity Court, No. 2 Judge Cole Edgerly
vs. Edgerly; testimony before an examiner
ordered taken. Scherger vs. Goetzinger
and others; order authorizing trustees to
convertnotesinto cash and distribute. Rotha
vs. Rothe; testimony before examiner or
dered. Childs vs. Pabst and others; order
directing distribution. Breckinridge vs.
Carter and others; order finally ratifying
sale. Holden vs. Boll; order for appearanca
order of reference to auditor.
Eust TTasblugton Kopubllcnn Club.
There was a large and enthuslaatio
gathering ot Republican citizens of North
east "Washington Friday evening at tha
residence ot J. R. Colvin.and an organixa
tion formed under the name of East "Wash
ington Republican Club. Interesting
speeches were made by various members
relative to the approaching primary elec
tions in this city and incidental questions
ot interest to Republicans, and officer
were elected as follows: President J. B.
Algate; first vice president, J. R. Colrln;
second vice president, E. Dalrymple, and
secretary, "W. A. Ball.
In a recent examination In English at
neighboring college one of the young hope
fuls wrote that "Byrum, Shelley and Keeps
wero the most celebrated English poets and
that Byrum swam across Hell Gate."
Another student at the same college, In da
Bcribing tho salubrity ot Italy, stated that
"in spito ot tho cholera the immortality only
reached 20 per 1,000." Boston Budget.
Balloon Ascension, at River View.
At beautiful River Yiew to-day besldea
the usual amusements a balloon ascension
aud parachute drop is announced , which
will undoubtedly attract a large number.
Miss Nettle Raymond, Prof. Raymond, and
"Vulcan," the httle dog, who has already
made many ascensions, will be on band,
and the first exhibition ot a parachuta
dropping one thousand feet before open
ing will be given to-day. Those who go
to River Yiew for a day ot comfort will ba
rewarded, as there is plenty of shade and
cool air. Prof. Arth's band will furnish
music all day, and the fare for the round
trip Is 25 cents, children 15 cents. Tha
steamer Samuel J. Pcntz will leave at
10:45 a. m., 2:45 and 5:45 p. m. Ox
Thursday another of those all-day 0x1
cursions to Chapel Point, via the swift
Pentz, will take place, and on Fridays
August 21 , Capt. Randall's ninth &nnua(
chess touraasient -will occur.