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THE MOHNINGc TIMES, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1895.
(MOKKIKG, EVENING, AND SUNDAV.)
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WASHINGTON, D. C, AUGUST 21, 1B93.
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"1 ho Wnitliiiistun limes" is a tiiem
ber of the Itoehdule Co-operative So
ciety. 1AKK THE TIMES WITH YOU.
Summer OutliufM Will Not Ho En
joyed Unle s It (Joe Along;.
The isiimmor tide of pleasure- and
health-meeker bus .et In toward
mountain, -springs and seashore.
No plans fr tin hCiison's outing
will he complete unless The limes
1m Included anion:; the necssuries.
Men aiMl woiiiiMi may no from town
to leave care heliiud, hut those who
would Keep their linger on the pul
lle pul.e, or heahreast of the world's
liuppi'iilu:;-, or, lndeeil, who need a
jroldon Huh between themelM. and
the vvhirliirlg; t,r time these must
liae The Times .ent dally to their
fevlviiu or (seaside retreat.
At.AlX THE TROLLEY TRUST.
The Star wliieho wn 1 80 sha res ol trolley
tru-t Mock tAill insists that President
2sitold, wtiexe holdings are limited to
ciRiitt-eii 4iai. iutends to do away with
liorMti on the Belt Line as soon h prac
ticable, .tud Kit-titute improves! motive
power To prove tin asterUnji our even
ing eoMtemtMwry jtotuUi to ihe rewet of
Uu trolley mit for icrnik4o to erect
a ninpoiarv stable o square 100 for the
at ixMHttKtd.it mi of hkmc Ikmvcs. Said
temmrv ttablc i to fee rejfiaced whh a
-rm.inetit Ntjucmrc within six months.
Of course tin' statement of Hie Siari. not
quae so clearly worded, lmt eueii is the
fiulsuiMcf f its (Vifci ration fter rejecting
tt. ihra --ol try wbkh c-KmmIs it
The tTtt-y trust maj b.Mieerc and Um?
Sta may sat to trying to mislead the juio
li . bit uu -urtt6 being made to arrange
Xot the removal t UK1 trolley poles n New
York awffle, awi s the trast lia; for
mouths mn Ik-cm tr.im to defeat the
lau aud . st 41 a law-breaker, Midi a
eUiienieni nukt b" accejKed with eoHt.MlT-nhl-
buspK i I3ie., like the rattk'
cuake. the trolley tiiitA can stiud its ekm.
and front a grasttmc, MiiSfrupMloue ier-vi'-ut
of lawaiakiug hodies bwoMiH a nukl
nianttrst e.ata(te of lKtHsty, Hs array
ot lihlnists wilt invade and auotnpt to
coi rupt tbe neKt Ceagresri as it has dime in
tlif pa Tor j'earg it ha, endeavored t
lpfalii?tiisef the trolley iu Washington,
and mi I(s as it lias ;'- iHfcwu AnUJiold
tli atHfiifn will iKvsr he alandiiod ,
Tiie WadMirtOH and Bh It him re braitcli
of the tra.t eKiH-et t n tbe EokhKtot
trollev Vr it5 titrawec into this city, and
tin traWey jmkts already in upc will he
retained amil an lniiMratlve order from
CoiifrretfS eMitjM-it, ttieir removal Tlie
Star, with its 160 tltares or stock in the
trolley mist, ts in jkmsHiou to know tins;
Uien-fiM-e its audacity in dedaniij? to the
contrary s latueiHably eon.spicuous
SATETY OF.STHEET CAR J'ASSEX-
Tlie atteiit iou of Uic Cointm&Eionen; Iia
Irs'ii iiTt"d t tiie ahaeni-e of projMT ri'Kii
latifms swniiK the Roipins and start
ing of HWrt cars, ea)H.cially lliose pr
peded hy other tliau liorse jiower. il5
htips due to tliwj cause are altogether too
frequent, and hc remedial action is
tirgenUy called for.
The railway eompainas claim tliat their
Instruct naie to conduotors and gnimion or
tmttoniiii are iKstti'e and strict to hrmg
th" cr to a lull stop m order to let a
pabeeftger get on, and not to start it
Mini tr- iMfcfcewger is safely off. Bat it,
Is vfery well known that if such rules ex
ist they are very generally disregarded.
In Trine cases oat of ten no attention is
aid to tli"in.
rasenjreru nave the right, of course,
to coiupi.iiti of the conductor or gripniau
xriio Umms iol.it s the rales and jeopardizes
their lives and limbs, bat unless they are
senoatii hurt and not always tlien
thej jfnrfer t jvacket the aniwyance ratiier
thn ! bothered to apjiear as witnesses,
or tnalw Ioiir and detailed statements in
writing. As a consequence the nuisance
Is k"irt up iiud mauy a passenger is more
or let hun or tdtaken tip as tiie result of it.
Ina tetl.M to tlie Ooiiiunssioners Mr Jacob
Freeh, a well-known leMdeatof the iKrth
ea nectKtii, iK.mt out tlie renietly lie
doe, not hold tle eonthHtors and gripmen
or Tnotomwii as uip.ihk'as the nmnagers
of the watis who fait to acquaint Jic iwblic
with the tales thai apply in the Jises in
question If Uks -were printed plainly
and ita-d in the cans cotfimtKHisty a long
Up would liave been tal;en to waul renie
djing the alwne.
It wohW Kem that the CkimmisMoners in
the exeiwls' of their police power have the
right to oj1t thib to be done.
TJM5 NR-W SCHOOL HO A RD.
The apjmiHUnent or a new school board
Is of great importance, and should be
made wkh extraordinary care, inasmuch
as it concerns nearly every family m the
District AH elements of society nbould
be represent ihI, so that the charge cannot
be made that prejudice influenced the selec
tion, and above all, the btwird should con
sist ofperious who have no fads to exploit,
no pergonal grievances to adjust, and no
favors to giant They should be entirely
disinwwited t-o far as their official posi
tions are concerned, and be ready at all
times to apply common sense judgment
to eery attention that comes before them.
GTS A D K Sjo L COUNCjyg
Ill any case of irregular delivery of The Times
please send Postal Card to this office.
Both sexes bhould be given places, and
selections should also he made from the.
laboring, business, and educational clashes
No branch of public affairs deals with so
many different subjects, and for that
reason tliu board should be mentally
equipped to discharge any" duty intelli
gently and without the assistance of out
It is hardly probable that politics will
be permitted to enter into the selection
"While in the past politics has been a
detriment to school uffalrs, there Is little
danger at present of Its influencing tlie
judgment of tlie Commissioners, and tlie
hoard will doubtless he non-partisan Such
an educational commission would give sat
isfaction to the greatest majority of citi
zens, and would also be better qualified
to do its entire duty.
A Tit A A EST Y ON JUSTICE.
Soberly, sincerely, honestly, is it not a
travesty on Justice when our authorities
commute the sentence of a man Tor good
behavior who lias never been in confine
ment, and has all the time been at large
attending to his own affairs? Supei
intendent Schoepr. of the Trolley Trust,
was arrested for violation of the statutes.
After due trial he was convicted and
Bentenred to the workhouse for thirty days,
hut instead of inflicting tlie penalty, tlie
authorities allowed him to go free from
punihhmcnt, and m order that the records
might show his earlier release. Trolley
Tnibt Schoepf was given five days time
for gooil liehavior.
Loup: ago there was an era when it was
behcvi d ahat laws were created to punish
criminals, to protect the public, to impire
a feeling of fear among those inclined to
hiwlessnes1 It was expected that these
statutes would apply to rich and poor alike,
to the influential and tne humble citi7en
with equal force anil justice, but ulas, a
record of that era can alone be lound in
Morj books, where it is only mteffary to
ring a fairy bell to snuff out the wicked
and reward righteousness wit:i numberlers
gold mines; nor can one of those fairj books
! seen in our Dmrict court archives
There is too much Schoepf justice con
nected v.ith all District affaus The trol
ey t rust has the right of way. as have many
ether case whPre influence has prevent
ed noli offenders from b?mg prosecuted
Hundreds of grand jury indictments re
main unproseeuted. and other equally fla
grant illustrations of lailurc to inflict pen
alties or bring offenders to account can be
found in every District department
flight here Tiie Times would like to ask
why the proetvutio'i of the trolley trust
ha been abandoned?
NOT A FISH, lll'T A IMfiTAIL.
The 1'resideut caught a whopper (not a
fish) when China refused to allow the
flitted States to take part in the mvesti
galioiiof thelvii Cheng massacre. Naturally
China does not Ia4ieve in outside inter
ference. Tor thai reason she Is kept busy
killing our foreign missionaries. This
MuMCoiian repugnance to anything new
wps her to continue to worship idol, and
ttirtess civilization uleps hi and takes a
twist on her pigtail, China will .surely
go to dciiiniUnii. as a rat-eating, opium
It Is no wonder China dislikes to have
ftreigu power say what site shall do.
Ignorant people generally object t
whohome advice, and if tlie English and
Amerkan connate had tntm given opportu
nity to examine into the horrors of the
missionary massaire the advice would
probably have cost a thousand dllar.s a
word. As it i. China will cut off a few
native bead., make an humble apology,
and as soon as tlie turmoil is over will
Again commence the work of creating mar
tyr, for the Christian Church.
If only the Unglisii Premier was a good
rifcherman, lie could wite between bites
from some lone. land-locked lake to our
idolat Buwtnrd'slJayihai the Chinese affair
was t-eUknl. And so it is until next
TUOf BEE AVILLSOON Hi: OVER.
Tekgrams announces that the sum of
$2,sJoO,000 in gold was withdrawn from
the sab-treasury for shipment to England
to-day. Of thin amount Iloskier, Wood &.
Company took 91,750,000; W. II. Cross
man and Bros., SI, 000, 000, and Nesslage
i fuller $100,000.
These withdrawals reduced the gold re
serve to $0.5r0,000, the lowest it lias
been since tlie Belmont-Morgan syndicate
completed their contract with tlie govern
ment and paid for tlie new 1 per ceiitbouds,
the proceeds of which brought the gold
reserve up to S107.000.000.
In fact, yesterday was the first time
smco the completion of the contract that
the reserve was reduced below the $100,
000,000 mark. The bond syndicate yes
terday deposited $2,000,000 in gold in
the sub-treasury and thereby kept the
government rc6ere at the $100,000,000
This indicates that the bond syndicate
proposes to keep its contract and that our
gold reserve will not be permitted to reach
the danger point, for soeral weeks the
syndieat" has been quietly paying a small
premium for Western gold and it now has
enough on hand to meet emergencies. Thirty
days more will begin to bring returns from
our export crops, and as soon as they arc
at hand the trouble to maintain out gold
reserve will be over, a relief that is much
Connecticut proposes to produce 50,000
baskets of peaches this season, but not
one of them will compare with the New
York Chauncey Depew product.
Tt won't be long before the bicycle liar
will entirely eclipse the reputation of
the man who caught the biggest string
The cruelty of Brooklyn mothers-in-law
is proverbial. One of them recently
spanked a daughter who ran away to get
married, and also cut olf the cigarettes
of her new son-in-law.
The President is reminded that if he
wants to catch bigger fish China would
bs a good place to go whaling.
The boom of your Uncle Benjamin Harri
son seems to have bseu lost in one of those
It's more than likely that the next
castle Holmes occupies will aUo burn.
Look out Mr. Blake for the bogy-bogy man,
He 1b looking after "victims and he will
catch you if he can;
His eyes are quick and ready, and he'll see
you from afar.
So run and hide, drnr Mr.Hlakc, along with
the trolley etar
HER BODY HOT RECOVERED
Polica Boat Blackburn Dragged the
Potomac in Vain for Miss Bursley .
Capt. Blake JiisKts Hint the Boat
Was Eowercd "Within Eight Min
utes After llor fall.
The little police steamer Joe Blackburn
and, her crew were busy all day yeslenlay
off Bryan's Point, dragging for the body
of Miss Kuth W. Bur&ler, wt.io was drowned
Monday night from the steamer Maea lest er
wliiie returning to Washington from Mar
shall Hall The Blackburn did not reach
her wharf in this city until 8 30 o'clock
Commodore Sutton reports that his men
hud hard work trying to recover the re
mains, the process of dragging the bottom
of the river lwlng difficult, as tiie water off
Bryan's Point is from twenty-five to thirty
feet deep As the current was not swift
yesterday nor the winds high, the Black
burn, with three drags out, was allowed to
drift down the river sidewise with the tide
In addition to the police steamer, the
bateau, which is generally used for drag
ging, was at work After toiling until
nearly dark without finding the slightest
trace of the body, a man was detailed to
remniu in the vicinity of the accident and
patrol the beach all night to take charge
of the remains should they wash ahore
or come to the surface ot tlie rler
Tlie Blackburn will start again for the
scene of the nccident, which is about
twelve miles from Washington, at 8.30
o'clock tills morning
Commodore Sutton denied the statement
that a cannon was to be fired In the vicinity
of the drowning to bring the lxaly to the
surface He said it would not do to
attempt to fire a cannon lrom the deck
of the Blackburn.
Owing to the fact that statements have
been published lending to show that the
life boat of thcMaculcsicr was not in work
ing order and failed tobe handled properly,
it is not unlikelj that an investigation of
the circumstances will be held by the in
spectors of the steam vessels, John II
Coopi'r and fd II. White, whose head
quarters are in Baltimore Gen Btiniont.
the supervising inspector, is now- absent and
will not return until Saturday,
r.ipi Blake said la l nigia that he had
no intimation that an imestigntion would
1k held, but if it wire lie would have no
fears of the remit The Macalester was in
spected hist April and everything was in
excellent working order
Cain Blake was a-kid what he bad to
saj about the uine th.it elapsed while the
boat was lielng lowered He replied that
at the outside it could not have been eight
minutes from the time the order was given
until the boat was in tht- water The plus,
which it w as tinted w as out of the bottom
of the boat, was merely UH'd to stop the
rain hole and w aether one of the clan ks re
mained on the boat had nothing 1 o do w iih
the s-peid of lnwi ung it into the water
In the daytime, he said, the boat could
hae been lowered without 'difficulty and
in a few minutes, but n was dark aud the
crowd was Mirging around the workmen
Atanj rate, said Capt DIake,hotildlairebe
an investigation the boat and its contents
will show for theiitiebes
ENTERTAINED THEIR FRIENDS.
Miniii'liiilin Lndise Whs Visited by Sev
eral Temperance "Bodies.
The members of Minnehaha Lodge of
Good Templars entertained the members
of 1). P. Holloway, Morning Star. Per
severance and Star of Hope lodges in a
most pleasing and interesting manner hist
evening at their headquarters iu Society
Temple, corner of Fifth and G sin els
'J lie members-hip of Minnehaha is com
posed almost entirely of old soldiers, and
they boast of being one of the strongest
and best drilled lodges in the District.
As there were two new members lo be
initiated, their triends from the other
lodges, were present to see the ceremony
performed by the installing officers with
out using the ritual. The effort was a
success, and the officers were heartily
congiatulated on all sides. The new mem
bers are MibS Mazie Ljoiis and Mr. L. II.
Business being disposed of Grand Chief
Templar of t he Grand Lodge A II Cnnfield
made a short address on "The model
lodge," in which he made many compli
mentary references to Minnehaha Next
followed "Tlie Temperance Cause is Grow
ing," sung in fine style by the Minni'iaha
cMette, composed of Mrs H F Smith,
Miss Nelhe Smith, and Messrs J G.
Smith, II F Shoutz, It A. Dinsmore, and
E C Palmer.
The other numbers of the programme
were Comic recitation, by Mrs 1 A.
Hajlor; original essay, by Past Chief
Templar H F Smith; a short address, by
Brother E H Jones, of Columbia Lodgef
and "Fling Out the Banner," by the Min
ALMOST CREATED A PANIC.
Fire Drill on tho River Queen .Loaded
Excitement was caused on the steamer
River Queen as she was nearihg Marshall
Hull on her 5.30 o'clock trip last even
ing Tlie excursionists, so one of the
number slated last night, were sitting
about on the elecks, when the steamer
suddenly came to a standstill in the
middle of the stronm, and the boat's crew
were summoned above, and at the command
of one of the officers several of the men
ran out the fire hose, connected It with
the water supply, and commenced to send
a stream oer the sides
At the same time the remaining members
of the crew ran quickly for the lifeboat,
unfastened it from the davits, and com
menced to lower it into the river, after
tearing off Uie tarpaulin Willi winch it
These preparations caused much alarm
among the passengers. One old lady
shrieked with fear, and had to be held
in her chair. She asked e'xcitedly if the
steamer was on fire. Other ladies, aud
men, as well, appeared badly frightened,
believing some catstrophe was impending.
The officer in charge of the crew shouted
to the passengers:
"Don't be frightened. There is no dan
ger." Then turning to the boatmen, he con
tinued: "Go on and lower the life-boat."
The passengers crowded about, him and
demanded to know the cause of the lower
ing ot the life-boat and running out of
the fire hose. He finally vouchsafed the
information that In view of the drowning
of Miss Bursley on the Macalester, the
crew were being practiced iu the regula
tion fire drill.
Have you. subscribed yet for the
Homing;, "Evening and Sunday Times
at 50 cents a month?
mm H GROVE
Epworthians Opened the Camp
meeting in Great Style.
WOODS KANG WITH SONGS
Good Results Already Shown in a
Number or Conversions Order of
Dally Exerclt.es Eloquent Sermon
Preached by Rev. -W. It. Striehlen,
The Epworth Leaguers of the District
went out to Washington Grove yesterday to
show the old-time Methodists how to
open a camp. About (500 strong, they pre
sented themselves, and they made the
woods echo with their songs, inspired the
preachers with their fervor and enthusiasm,
and left the camp lam night fully assured
that their work will tell belore the camp is
For ten dajs the religious services will
be continued, and a glorious revival is
expected during that time. Last night,
when the Itev. W. It btrieklen, who de
livered the sermon of the daj, aslail that
those desiring lo be prayed for should tome
to the altar, a crowd ol old and oimg
Leaguers started up to the chancel.
0er thirty persons knelt down, and tho
officers of the league and the attendant
mliiisteis spoke eousoling "words to the
penitents and seeker.s after Christ.
OPKNKU WITH A JUNIOR RALLY.
The sen Ices began nt 3 o'clock in the
afternoon with a iluldreii's meeting and
junior rally, ledbytheKev II B Leech. Dis
tiiet superintendent of the Junior npworth
League At the appointed hour all of
Hie outlier people on the grounds and a bout
200 from the citj inareheel into the taber
nacle The opening song serite was
led by Mrs J II .Mlckle, the District foui th
ice president The younger Bpworth
lans showed com hisliely tli.it they are
being l mined to .sing, and the enthusiastic
and vigorous manner in which they testi
fied ami related their experieiues furnished
abundant evidence that the next generation
or Methodists wdlA not lack Chtisiian.
ehainpious, workers and leaders
The Rev. C. L. Pate, pastor of North
Capitol M. i:. Chuclj. olfered prajer and
read a Scriptural letijon. The pn siding
orticer. Rev. II. B. Letch, in a few well
chosen words, spoke of the honor that
was conferred upotj the Epworth League
b giving it the privilege of opening the
iiinii, and the especial compliment paid
the Juniois by allowing them to hold the
lirst service. Miss Hlla Lavvrenson, of
Douglas Memorial Church, choir, ren
dered fceVeral (.elecAiotrs.
The leatnre of this meeting was -a
Bibatul chalk-talk bv Rev. .1. M. Slurrow.
He tirew upon the blackboard a ligure
resembling a pyramid, and by labeling
the stones composing the figure he Im
pressed upon the-- minds of the young
people what neck s-arily constituted a
true Christian character
Rev. L. B. Wilson, D. D , presiding
cider of the Washington District, made a
few remarks and delivered the benediction.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S MEETING.
A young people's meeting led by the
Rev. C. L. Pate, was held at G -15 o'clock
in theevining. This service brought forth
the first visible fruits of the camp. A
young man came to the altar and left it
professing conversion. The order ol ex
ercises which will be observed during the
meeting was then announced. Services
will lie held at l 45 a m..in tlie place of
family prayer; 0 30 a m., prayer and testi
mony meeting; 10 15 a. m . preaching, 2
p. m., young people's mi etnig led by the
Rev. J. M. Slarrow, 3 p in , service in the
tabernacle; C 15 p in., young people's
meeting; 7 15 p m., sermon.
The tabernacle bell will be rung fitteen
minutes before each service, and then
tapped several times as the exercises begin.
To-day the 3 p ni teivicc will be merged
with the Woman'- foreign Missionary bo
ciety celebration, which is cchetluled for
tlie same hour The famous Methodist
divine and pulpit omtoi , Uei Isaac Naylor,
D D , of England, will pieacli to-morrow
night .and upon each of the succeeding days.
Tlie camp now has about GOO inhabitants,
who are dlsttibuted around m 150 diffeient
cottages Last night it piesented a 1 eau
tlful appearance from far off (low n the rail
road The cottages were tastefully deco
rated with nil kinds of fans, screens, lights.
lamp5!, streamers, flags and bunting in
every conceivable shade and color, and
were filled with crowds of meriy cottagers
and their city guests
The services w ere opened last night with
a song service, conducted by Mrs J. R.
Mickle, after which the r.cv C L Pate
offered prayer The Scripture lesson was
read by the Rev HeddingB Leech, and Miss
Lillie Stewart sang a folo The evening
sermon was delivered by the Rev W R.
Stncklen, pastor of the West Baltimore
Station and president of the Baltimore
conference, Epworth League
HIS FIRST VISIT
This was the first visit made by the Rev.
Mr. Stncklen to Washington Grove, and ho
made a most favorable impression upon
his hearers He said in part
"I believe that the Holy Ghost is as
real as the air we breathe, as real as any
thing that we can handle or touch in this
life Conversion is the eradication of the
old nature and the taking on of a new
heaven-given life. , Conversion is a reality
as definite and pqsitiye as anything of a
physical character we can know in this,
life It is my belief that a man can preach
and not realize the. new life Coming into
the new life is in truth a reality "
Among tho ministers present were Revs.
L. B. Wilson, C. T,. Fate, Bedding B. Leech,
W. II. Stridden, It, M. Moore, X,. T. Widcr
ninn, George V. Leech, J. M. Slarrow, "L.
T. Widerman, and Osxiriie Brian.
Tho trustees of the Washington Grove
Camp-meeting Association are Messis
M. D. Peck, Carltqa Hughes, H. L. Strang,
Warren Choate, Jesse L. Burns, II. Maurice
Talbott, I. J. Full,", and W. H. Houghton.
STOPPED TIIE "WORKMEN.
Policemen Enuncrt Found Telephone
Company Employ(Cuttlinr Street.
Excigement was occasioned atTliirteenth
and G streets northwest yesterday nfter-
nooli when Policeman Emmert, or the First
precinct, stopped a force of laborers from
cutting throughthe concrete roadway across
The workmen were cmplojed by the
Chesapeake audTotoniac Telephone Com
pany, and were putting in a new conduit
for their underground wire -service. When
the orf icer asked the superintendent for his
permit lo cut through the concrete that in
"I have no permit, and I did not think
one was necessary."
Policeman Emmert compelled the men
to stop work at once and cover up with
boards 'the trench already dug. no "will
procure a warrant this morning for the
arrest of the superintendent for violating
he District 'ordinances.
Thirty-Seven Locals Represented
at the Federation Meeting.
EEPOETS OF COMMITTEES
No Conference Yet Held on theBiiildlnjr
Hesuhitloiis To Hem hid Mr. Damn
or His Promise Debs' Case Aaiu
Considered Marine Band WillStny
Ilero Eckliigton mid Belt Lines.
An enthusiastic meeting of the Federation
of Labor was held kistevenlng atPlasterers'
Hall, corner Four-and-a-half street and
Pennsylvania avenue, President James F.
Mclltigh in the chair Tlie attendance was
unusunllwlarge, there being present repre
sentatives from thirty-seven labor organ
izations in the District Credentials of
delegates from the Tin and Sheet Iron
Workers, Ilorse-shoers, and Butchers'
uufoiib were received and favorably con
sidered The principal business of the meeting was
the hearing of reports of standing and spe
cial committees, and the consideration of
communications from several local lubor
which was instructed to confer with the
commission having In charge the revision
of the building regulations of the District,
reported that no conference was held, but
that in all probability there would be very,
REMINDED OF HIS PROMISE
A committee was appointed to wait upon
Mr Charles Bantu, who has taken out a
building permit, to ascertain ir he would
keep his promise, made u Hie Federation
borne time ugo, that when he built he
would employ none other than union
At the request of the paperbangers a com
mittee was appointed to call upon Mr
Chas Kaufmaiin, on Seventh street be
tween 1) and E streets northwest, in ref
erence to the employment of union lalxir
The chairman of the grievance committee
oT the stonecutters stated that the report
that thediliicultj between the stonecutters
and bricklayersatrortMyer had beenami
cably settled was erroneous
A report was- received Troiii Plasterers'
Union stating that all arrangements for
I'ibor Day paiade were .ompletcd
Mes-srs w 11. 'Stake!, C. J. Callahan,
ami S A Clement1;, a -pe tal committee
appointed lo draw up suitable resolutions
on the incarceration or Eugene V Debs,
matte their report. The resolutions will be
re.id at the meeting on Labor Day morn
ing A delegate from the Letter Carriers' re
ported that the Letter Carriers or Phila
delphia had engaged the Marine Banil to
lead theirorg.ini oitionon Labr Day. This
report created no little excitement, as one
or the local organizations felt they had a
first mortgage or the services of the Marine
Baud tor the occasion The matter was
settled, lor the time at least, by a member
ot the hand, who was present as a dele
gate, who staled that the Murine Band
would not go to Philadelphia on Labor
Da j. but would take part in the parade
AGAINST TIIE RAILWAYS.
A reprtsentnliveXroin the Rakers' Drivers'
Union stated that organization had unani
mously Indorsed the action or the Federa
tion of Labor and Assembly (G, K. of L ,
in plaung the EcMngton, Soldiers' Home
and Belt Line Street Railways on the
imfair list and that a penalty ot $1 would
be imposed on the members for each viola
tion of that rule. ,
A petition was received from the Butch
era' Union requesting that the Secretary
of the Federation be instructed to write
Messrs. Nicholas Auth and N. D. Leoftler
and request them to hereafter em plov none
hut union butchers. It was reported that
the boss butchers were employing men
from Baltimore instead of giving the
preference to local union men.
A prominent labor man said the only
way to got even on this was for the
union men to eat Baltimore sausuge.
A complaint was made that the butchers
at the slaughter-house near Bennmgs were
mad" to work long hoars lor only $1 per
A fine of $3.25, the amount of a day's
labor, will ha inqiosetl on each member
of the Plasterers' Union who fails to turn
out on Labor Day.
Tho Cranford Paving Company was
placed on the unfair list for the non-com-plianco
Avith the demands of union labor.
To Prevent Similar Drownings.
Editor Times. Iu view of the sad ac
cident on the steamer Macalester last
evening, would it not be a good idea if
all steamer carrying human freight were
lcquircd to adopt some plan for speedy
rescue of those who are so unfortunate as
to fall or jump ov erboartlV Now, in
addition to the quick lowering of the life
boat, as you suggest, 1 would have each
steamer equipped with a strong line at
tached to the lower deck on either side,
and four or five life preservers tied to
same twenty feet apart and always ready
to be cast into the water at a moment's
This hue a ml preservers would necessarily
drag in tlie exact path of a ny one falling
from thesides of the boatnud giv elnmsome
tlung to chug to while the lowered boat
was coming. Very truly,
E N. SIMMS.
030 I street northwest.
MALCOLM nUKDLK'S DEATH.
Coronei'lln in met t W 111 Hold a nliiquest
in the Matter.
Harbormaster Sutton made an investi
gation last evening to determine whether
Malcolm Hurdle was drowned Sunday in
the Jurisdiction of the District or Vir
ginia This morning he will report to
Coroner Hunimelt that Hurdle went over
board in tiie Georgetown channel, just
east of Long "Bridge, and In the jurisdiction
or the District or Columbia.
It is now believed the coroner will
order an inquest, as both the men, Butler
and Dubant, who were with Hurdle at
the time of the fatal occurrence, have
slated that he deliberately sprang, over
board. Buller told hn officer of the Sixth pre
cinct yesterday that, in addition to the
three men, there was a woman jn the row
boat with them; that Hurdle sprang into
tlie river once and was hauled into tiie
boat with difficulty by his compaidons.
Afler that he slipped orcrboaid while the
others were not looking in his direction,
Buller being in the bow or the bout, while
the ov .s were fnclrig the stern, with
their backs to him.
Sighted llio Training Slilp.
The Navy Department 1s informed that
the training ship MonongnhelaT-nsscd Cape
Henry, Va., last evening. She has aboard
the naval cadets who havo been on their
annual summer cruise, and will proceed to
Tho Evening Times is ihe paper
that everybody buys!
"Three-fifty" for S5 and $6
Pants is the greatest run on
record. It'll Jiave this whole lot
of English Worsteds cleared
out in a day or two now. That's
the only reason in the world
ve marked 'em $3.50, 'cause
you can't find a pair of Pants
in town that's better value for
$5 or $6 than these.
Can fit any of you right now.
Can't help Iikingthe patterns
Upstairs and downstairs all around
bargain tables tilled with small lota at
Iks ani Company,
id "ks' Corner."
Two Games To-day.
First game called at 2 o'clock, second to fol
Admission - - - 50 cents.
ESCAPED INSTANT DEATH.
Unknown Matt fell Into a Cellar With
out Recelvins n Scratch.
An accident which was singular in its
nature and winch nine time out of ten
would have licen fatal in Us results oc
curred yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock
in I rout of the Geological Survey.
Standing beside one of the wide-open
cellar traps, which was properly secured
on nil sides to prevent passers-by from
falling in, were two gentlemen in con
versation. As they separated one of ihem collided
with one of the heavy iron doors awl
fell headlong down the wide opening ami
remained motionless and seemingly un
conscious lor several minutes.
An immense crowd collected, and it was
the general opinion that the man was dead.
An employe of the survey hurried to
the tloor of the cellar, about ten fe-ct deep,
to raite the body, when, to the surprise
of everyone, the fallen man opened his
eyes, raised himself up, stretched and
shook himself, brushed off the diint from
his- clothing, and. reaching the street,
walketl smilingly away, none tbe worse
for "sliding through somebody's cellar
The crowd promptly and utmitUnihly
agreed that it was amost miraculous es
cape from instant death.
BULL KK.IIT BOYCOTTED.
Exposition Officials Will Not Allovv
One ut Atlanta.
Atlanta. Ga., Aug. 20 The proposed
bull fight, which has been destroying the
peace of Col. Hosea Ballou. lias been can
celed and the matadors are sud. This
atieruooti the executive board cr the ex
position, with one fell blow, put an end
to the fight.
The bull tight w-os to have occurretl In
the Mexican Milage, quite a large conces
sion inside the exposition grounds. The
exposition management hail nothing to
do with the fight, and knew nothing of
the proposition until after it was uvhi
talked of by the newspapers of the coun
try. At the meeting of the board this after
noon President Collier called the atten
tion of the directors to the great amount
of talk that was being indulged in con
cerning the fight, and said he favored
the exclusion of the fight from thcgrniiitds.
A resolution was adopted instructing
the president to notify the concessionaire
that the bull right will not be permitted
on the grounds. There will be a lively
kick from the concessionaire, as Ins arena
is almost completed and the bulls are
readv for shipment to Atlanta.
Th matadors ami horsees were also
rcatly to come at any time A grnduntenf
the bull fighting school of Seville, Spam,
.was among those who had been engaged
but we have too
many of those fine dou-
ble-breasted sersre coats
left to please us. There-
fore for a few days we
shall hold a
You'll perhaps not be
lieve us when we say
at Jess than cost, but it
is true nevertheless.
apiece is the price now.
You'll need one.
li DYRENFORTH & Gfl
621 Penna. Avenue.
UNDER lETROPOLITAN HOTEL.
&965- s8 --(G
? Summer's t
Tit-o tint Hair-DC
Surnrlse. 2. I UlXiU liUl UUUUU
Special Sale at following
Low Prices to con
Wednesday Evening Only.
Infants' Soft Sole Tan Shoes. lie
75clnfants' Tan Shoes 45c
Si. 00 Tan Shoes at 69c
S1.25 and 51.50 Tan Shoes at--95c
Si. 75 Tan Shoes at Si. 25
S2 50 Tan Shoss at Sl-75
SJ.00 Tan Shoe at 52-35
WM. HAHN & Cfl'S
Reliable Shoo Housoa,
930 and 932 7th St.,
1914- and 1916 Pa. Ave.,
233 Pa. Ave. S. E.
Take the run down the Potomac to Fort
ress Monroe and Norrolk by nlgut or day.
Three elegant speedy steamers make tha
trip the "Norrolk" and "Washington" at
night and the new "Newport News by day.
A most enjoyable outing whenever taken.
A sail down the entire Potomac to Chesa
peake Bay. with a view of Atlantic Ocean,
Hamilton Roads, Newport Newb. Old Point
Comfort, and Norfolk, where connections
arc made w uh ALL steamboats and rail
roads Tor the North. Soath. and West.
SCHEDULE FOR NIGHT STEAMERS.
EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR
Lv Wash'ton 7 0O pn. Lv Portsmo'hiToO pra
Lv.Alfixdia 7.30 iku Lv Norfolk 6 10 pm
Ar Ft MonrVR 30 an Lv Ft Monroe 7 20 pm
Ar.Nortolk 7 30 amArAlex'dna 6.00ara
Ar Portsm'b 00 am Ar Wash'KtonG.30 am
Round Trip rickets S5 OU (Inlrnvtcd)
SCHEDULE FOR DAY STEAMER.
The "Newport News" leaves VaefeMK;WH
Sundays. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fri
days at 8 a m , arriving at Fortress Mon
roe 5 45 and Norfolk 6 30 same evening.
Returning, leaves Norfolk 7 45 a.m.
Fortress Monroe 8 30 a m . arriving h
Washington 6 -15 ame evening.
The bundaj morning steamer from Wash
ington leaves Norrolk same nisht at 7 00
and Fortress Monroe 7 45 p. m .arrivtog in
Washington next morning at 7 00 o'elocR.
Passengers are privileged to leave same
day by nisnt steamer if desired. An Ideal
Round Trip Tickets;. s350.
Tickets on sale at 513.619. 1421 Pa.ave .
B &. 0 Ticket Office, cor 15th st and
N Y av . ana on board steamers, where
tim table, map, etc . can also be bad. For
farther Information telephone maoaser.
Norfolk SWasiiiflilaa Steamboat Caaipy.
JNO CALLAHAN. GEN 3IGR
TnONE 7X. BARF r cMT 7TH ST.
CITY OF RICHMOND,
Daily, except Mondays, 9 a. m.
Saturday, 6 p. m.
SEA FOOD DINNER on arrival ol lwi:.a:
Cekai'al Beach Hotrl, 30 coais.
t-pecial party, lainily, and weekly rates.
v. A w OOBS. r'roprie;.
Secure statereonts at boat or at MJI Her
York avenue a .I Tickets only at MarmatteJce'a,
MS Pa Ave.; May. Gil I'a. Ave; and at Fran's
tii ket office, 461 Pa Ava; DhvH 831 Pa. ai.
Central Nativflal Bank Building:
"August Days at
The drive i3 perfectly aeligatful, ta
scenery is oapero. the hotel u uuaxceUe.L
Coaches connect hourly, 1 to 8 p. m. 19 to!
p. m. half bonrij-. ft to-M p. ra. with the eaSJo
cars at eth and I'a. are s e. and F st car Ma&3
at bta and K. Capita Round trip, QSa Cfeub
leayes the Arlington &30 p. m . stopping as
Sboreliam and Chamberlm 3 round trip, 3x
This deligutful ami beautiiul resort.
on the Chesapeake Bty opens for
tho season on Saturnay, June 8.
The principal new attrr-'tive feature!
ero a $10,000 Ferns whcid, 75 Teet hiRh,
and a Tobosjrau Slide from tho bath house.
100 reet into this bay. Trains leave B.
& O. It. It depot at 9 15 a m. and 4. 23
p. m week aays; 9 35 a m . 1 30 ozid
3:15 p. m., Sundays.
-RATE 75 CENTS FOR THE SOUND
Steamer Macalester leave daily (San
day excepted) at 10a m ,2 30p m.
Steamer River Qoeeu leaves daily O
street wharf (Sunday exeeptI at 9:30 a.
m , and rrom Maealester's wharf at 5:30
Indian Head trip-, every Thursday. FrMy
and Saturday eveHlnRs at 6 30 p m
Fare. Round Trip, 25a.
EXCURSION to Bay Ridge by the
Handsome Young Me 's Club, Thursday,
Ahk 22 Tickets. 75c . children. 4&e
ST. ASAPH, VA.
Racing Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays until fur
Ccncral Admission. 50 Csnt.
SIX 13CES each day. First raca i33 a. m.
Special trains direct to grand stand frem Sfccta
street stution a: 1.30 and 2:10 p. m.; other tralar
11.C0 aud U jJ.
E. E. DOWNHAM.
STEVE STILLWELL President,
T AWN PARTY FOR THE BENEFIT OP
Lincoln Corps, No. 3, W. R. C-
TJghth atreot bet Mass. Ave. and B st. N.E. on
Thurs. and Fri. Ev'gs, Aug. 22, 23.
Adnilsslou 19 cents.
If ofrohmcrnts served on grounds.
jLcrnan'3 Lyceum Theater.
All thfo week. Two Biff Shows In One.
And Mllo. Mlllotta'a Torpsichorcan Boautiea.
ONE ADMISSION TO ALL
NEXT WEEK Q. W. Turnera Vaudevilles,