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THE HORNING- TIMES, FfelPAT; SEPTEMBER 13. 1895.
(UOKKDiO, EVSKtSU, 1KB SC.VD1T.)
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WASHINGTON, D. C BErjEMBEB 13. 1853.
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the preservation of mnniiiocrlptri sont
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Subncrlbora to "Trie Times"- will
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uuy discourtesy of collectors, or neg"
lect uf duty ou tlie part of curriers.
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son will recelvo prompt attention.
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livered to nil purls of the city by 11:30
o'clock u. in., Including Sunday. Tbe
Evening edition should bo III 1Uo
bauds of uDcrllx'rn not later tUno
6:3U p. m.
The circulation of The Times yesterday
was larger than that of tbo Star by ut
least Tea Thousand copies. The Times
Bold to bona. tide purchasers and readers
Thirty-eight Thousand Two Hundred news
papers, which was unquestionably tbe
largest bona fido dally regular circulation
ever published by a Washington news
paper. BEATS THEM ALL.
THE STAR ADMITS IT AT LAST.
Tbe Times Has tbo Largest Dally
It Is gratifying to announce that for
the first time in twenty years the "Star"
has been compelled to withdraw its claim
of having a larger circulation than all tbo
ether Washington dailies combined. This
It did last Saturday. The "Star" does not
acknowledge however, that Its circula
tion is less than Tho Times, although a
strict adherence to the truth would neces
Itate that admission. Tho aggregate
circulation of the "Star" last week was
only 173,136, while Tho Times had a bona
fide circulation of 212,380, or 39,240 more
copies than the "Stur," as will be seen
by the following sworn statement. The
net gain of Tho Times' circulation last week
Don't bring your "ad." to The Times
If you waut to bury it. Nothing Is pub
lished except live, profitable advertising.
District of Columbia, ss:
On the ninth day of September. In the
year of ou r Is rd ona thousand eign t hundred
and ninety-five, before me, Ernest O.
Thompson, a notary pub!l; In and rorxaid
District, personally appeared C. T. Rich
ardson and made oath la duo form of law
as follows: v
CIRCULATION OF THE WASHINGTON
MONDAY, icptS...'. 30,030
TUESDAY. Scpt.,3 31,272
WEDNESDAY, Sept 4 31,100
THURSDAY, fcept 5 30.01
FRIDAY, Sept 6 : 30,800
SATURDAY, Sopt" 34,000
EUNDAY.Scpt. 8 23.177
I solemnly swear that the nbove Is a
correct statement of the dally circulation
of The Washington Times for the week
ending Pei.lember 8. 18'.3. and that nil
the copies were actually fold or mailed
for a valuable consideration nnd delivered
to bona fide purchasers: also that none
of them vcrc returned or remain In the
C. T. RICnAUDSON.
Manager of Circulation.
Subscribed and rworn to before me, on
the day and yearfirs t herein nbove written.
ERNEST G. THOMPSON.
One Day of Grnco Gone.
One of the ten days of grace asked by
the trolley company, within which to take
down Its poles expired yesterday. The
public, no doubt, aro keeping tab on the
prorata: of this corporation. A daily ref
erence to the poles may be, perhaps. Just
as Interesting as to the number of men at
work on the postoffice.
THE THEND OF THE TIMES.
Attention is called to a communi
cation signed W. D. Rassoin, pub
lished in another column, in which the
writer expresses a surprise that The Times
advocates the enactment of a law providing
that all wage-earners, skilled and unskilled,
employed In government buildings and Im
provements shall belong to organized labor.
It Is beta use The Times Is a friend to wage
earners that it supports such a measure, and
theday It becamealawwouldadd thousands
of working people to the various unions,
and assemblies that make up the army of or
The trend of the limes is toward organiza
tion. Our lare corporations, traffic
carrying nnd industrial, are combined fur
selfish purposes; our social structure is
organized and subdivided into uumLerless
secret bodies; religious denominations are
organizing to purity and better the morals
of the public, and why should not bread
wlunersalso unite to improve their condition
and protect themselves against their often
times unscrupulous employers? If organiza
tion is good for others it should also be
beneficial to wage-earners, and as it Is
Intended to improve the mental, moral and
physical condition of those who belong to
labororganizalions, no reasonable objection
can be urged against their so uniting.
Mr. Random must nut cspect other Wash
ington newspapers "to tumble over them
selves" In the cause of labor. Their inter
est In labor unions extends no further than
a desire to secure subscriptions, nnd their
reports of meetings always exclude mention
of unfair lists and other important news
not in keeping with their peculiar Ideas' on
the labor question. From Mr. Ransom's
reference to the walking delegate, he Is
labor, and If he wllllook Into Its objects and
purposes a little niurCtlosely, there will be
no difference In his opinion and that of The
Times, for beseems to be a fair-minded man.
IIOOSEVELT VS. HILL.
No one cares to dispute Commissioner
Roosevelt's ability to speak plainly, and
In any case of irregular delivery of
those who have read his scathing denuncia
tions Senator Hill nl Uuffalo Wednesday
evening, no matter what party Ihey'belong
to, must admit, if they ore fair-minded
people, that there was moro truth hau
poetry, more fact than fiction embodied in
his remarks. The doctrine of personal
liberty is sound when not construed as a
license to violate the law, but when men
argue personal liberty to condemn an effort
to cururcc tbe law, then reasoning Is fal
lacious, considered from a law-abiding
Commissioner Roosevelt disposes of that
question us follows.
"Keep In mind that the present exclso
law was enacted by the Democratic
party, when the governor utid both branches
of Uie legislature were Democratic; and
Senator Hilt and Taraiuany Hall owned
the legislature and the governor alike.
Tliore lias been no change in the law since
theii ; the only change tiu becu that we Iiavo
honestly enforced the law.
"The Senator states that we played
the part of spies lu endeavurlng to en
force the law and contrasts this with
the conduct of our Tammany predeces
sors, whom ho so much admires because
they did not act ns spies, but let th
police captains collect blackmail and
the law-breakers violate tho law without
Interference With supcrfluuuB mendacity
heeven nssertsthat we worodisgulses.
"Senatur Hill poses us the trlcud of the
poor man, but in this fight he Is in very
truth tho friend of the drunkard nnd the
bribetaker. It is invariably the poor man
who surfers most when laws are enforced
Willi corrupt partiality. The doctrine that
Senator Hill teaches la a doctrine which
can rcMlt only In lawlessness and anarchy
among the people at large, and In the
widest corruption among the officials of
Uie State. He deliberately puts' himself
upon n par with tho lyncher nnd the white
capper uud the open loo of order."
FHOM NIGHT TO LTGnT.
Mr. Sidney T. Thomas, attorney for the
District, lias seen a new light. It may be
stating the case more correctly, perhaps,
to say that ho has come from darkness Into
. Only last Tuesday he gave It as his of
ficial Judraonttbat the Commlesloners "can
not require the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road Company to keep watchmen at any or
all or Its crossings." Yesterday Mr. Thomas
had changed his mind. He had examined
the company's cLarter and as a result will
Inform the Commissioners, hesays, that "the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company can
bo successfully prosecuted In the police
court for failure to observe the law ns con
tained la the act or thcLcglslntlveAssembly
of Augutt 23, 1871."
Tho new light appears to havojsllghtly
dazed Mr. Thomas, for in one and the same
breath he declares that tho Commissioners
have not the right to request the railroad
company to do the very thing, for the failure
to do which they have the power to prose
cute it criminally. However, some evasive
ness must be permitted a lawyer who has
argued on one tide of a case and Inside of
forty-eight boars argues on the other.
Let us be thankful that the light that
failed Mr. Thomas In the first instance
chonc upon him soon enough and with Eut
flcicnt force to retrace his steps safely with
out harm to himself and with decided benefit
to tbo community.
WHAT "WILL HE GAINED.
It Is difficult to understand what the
sugar bounty lobby will gain by appeal
ing from Comptroller Howler's decision
to the Secretary of the Treasury. The
fact has been conceded that the Comp
troller has a right to refuse payment,
and that neither the President nor Sec
retary of the Treasury is authorized to
reverse his decision. By virtue ofhls
authority. Comptroller Howler has re
fused payment on technical grounds, but
In a spirit of fairness he has referred the
entire matter of the Justness of the sugar
bounty cases to the court of claims.
Instead of accepting the Comptroller's
declsion-and abiding by whateer verdict
the court of claims might render, the
sugar bounty lobbyists have decided to
file an appeal with Secretary Carlisle:
Their ground for doing so Is based on
an act of Cot gross passed in 1SS7, which
authorizes heads of Departments to send
certain cases to the court of claims, "with
the consent of tho claimants," which,
of course, In this case has not been given.
Suppose Secretary Carlisle decides that
Comptroller Bowler had no right to refer
the sugar bounty claims to tho court of
claims. What better docs that make.tlie
case? The Comptroller refuses to pay.
Secretary Carlisle cannot compel him
to doso, and It looks as if the claims would
finally be pigeon-holed until Congress meets,
and even then they willnot be paid unless
Congressional bulldozing will induce Comp
troller Bowler to change his mind.
ARMOR AND PROJECTILES.
What of the future? isaquestion thatrnay
well be aked -with reference to naval
battles. No sooner is a supposedly impene
trable armor for war vessels invented and
manufactured, than along comes an armor
piercing projectile of sufficient power to
go through plate, oak lacking and all.
It is pretty certain that there must be a
limit to tho thickness of armor a vessel can
carry. But there is practically do limit to
the ingenuity of invention which results In
the creation of projectiles that can pierce
anything nnd everything, of high powered
guns and high explosives tliat can be thro wn
upon a hostile vessel's deck and blow It to
fragments. In other words, the forces of
aggression would seem to be multiplying
more rapidly and more effectively than
the powers of resistance.
There Is something terrible In the mere
thought of a naval battle with the modern
appliances and resources of naval warfare.
The great fighting machines nctwput forth
by the different nations contain each many
hundreds of human beings and represent
each many millions of dollars. A battle
on sea, therefore, as wellas abattleonland,
would to-day iuvolvo such a fearful lo3s of
lite aDd prove such a strain upon the purse
strings of almost every nation, that the
contemplation of It staggers statesmen
It may bo that this terribly effective
preparation for fighting great battles
on land and sea may be the stepping stono
U) universal peace, for the slaughter of
human beings Involved In them may give
those pause whose favorite game Is -war
for conquest or for glory.
GIVE HIM ANOTHER RACE.
Since Lord Dunraven has been at so
much expense to build the Valkyrie, and
has awakened such an Interest in interna
tional racing across the waters through his
efforts to capture the America's cup, he
should be given a race on bis own terms
and conditions, even It lir.Jielln has te
equip tbe crew of the Defender in submarine
armor and beat the Valkyrie on the bottom
of the ocean. No effort thould be spared
to convince tho English public that Lord
Dunraven's withdrawal from yesterday's
race was the result of disappointment at
the apparent superiority of the Defender
over tbe Valkyrie, and Ibe quickest way
to do it 1 to proKcr him the privilege
please send Postal Card to this office.
of formulating the teems and conditions
of a new terlcs of races.
It must be ndmltted that ofthe three races
only one, tbe first, has been fairly sailed.
Tuesday's race was spoiled by the foul.
Ing of Uie Defender and its result
made unsatisfactory by the decision of
the regatta committee, and the race of
yesterday was a flute, a disappointment, a
Dunraven sulk. And aa tho Valkyrie de
liberately crossed the starting line la
onL-r to invest the Defender with a wnlkn
way, it looks ai if the cup was rewon on
the first race, unless a coaxing device can
be Invented to stiffen Lord Dunraven's
The races have also demonstrated tbo
weakness of other backbones besides that of
Lord Dunraven's. When the Valkyrie
arrived in New York there w cro thousands
of Anglo -Americans who predicted our
defeat. Columns of the dally press were
used to publish their Interviews, and fre
quent editorials gave tbe vlsltlDg yacht
credit for being a better boat than the De
fender. Bat now all has changed. "I
told you to" ha&lhc floor, and the Anglo
American Valkyrie worshiper Is wearing
Tho Times presents to-dny a cartoon of
the International yacht races drawn by
Master John C. Fitzpatrlck, of this city.
It Is a striking picture and Bhows la con
ception and design originality and force
which stamps its author as a rising young
arllst. As tho production of ono of our
homo people The Times takes pride In re
producing It as showing what our talented
yonng Washington artist can do. As will
be seen at a glance it Is eminently American
and patriotic Master Fltz was born on
Capitol Hill, eighteen years ago, and was
graduated from the Eastern High School,
Class of '04. Ho has never had any teacher
lo assist him la this lino of work and The
Times predicts for him a brilliant future.
It seems strange how rapidly difficulties
multiply on a losing boat. The Defender
was compelled to sail under precisely the
same conditions tbatcaused Lord Dunraven
to withdraw, and she managed to wrlgglo
through them very neatly.
Nine more days U pull down the trolley
poles on New York avenue and the worknot
Since Attorney Thomas has given en
opinion on both tides of the Baltimore and
Ohio crossing case he can flatter himself
as being right.
President Cleveland will have had three
terms when the present one Is ended.
The first was two years of popular admin.
l3iration, then two years of anxious
waiting, nul finally this linanclal. striped,
mugwump, specked era of dark blue
Thecruelty practiced by theadmlnlstratlon
in turning the public pie counter over to the
civil service commission will never be
forgotten by ttarilng politicians.
It is not so much the act of putting her foot
through tho leg of a bloomer that puzzles
tho Dew woman. It is the art of standing
on ono foot that causes the trouble.
Will somebod on the Inside of Virginia
politics kindly luform tho public In what
ncck-o'-woods the O'Ferrall boom has
If it were not so late In the season the
Defender's yellow dog mascot would be
in groat demand by baseball enthusiasts.
Senator Teffer nnd Bloody Bridles Walte
will conrcr a great favor on this country
If they will postpone the bloody revo
lution they predict until after we enjoy a
little of tho prosperity now In sight.
Forty-eight, years ago to-day Gen. Scott
captured tho City of Mexico. Day before
yesterday The Times compelled the trolley
trust to surrender and promise to take down
its poles through a salt at law, ond
jcslerday the Star tried to usurp that
It loofcs'as if a goat has no business as a
The English heart of oak on the Val
kyrie must have found a perch on the top
mast. OTIIEn PEOPLE'S OPINIONS.
Of nn Inquiring Turn.
Editor Times: I notice an editorial ortlcle
in your journal oflast evening, headed "The
Times Will Give Su pport," w ith considerable
Eurprise. It was prompted by the action of
Uie federation of Labor at a meeting of that
body on Tuesday eienlng of this week,
whereat was adopted a resolution calling
upon the pressor thecity and other interests
to aid it iu an endeavor to Induce Cpngrees,
at its approaching session, to provide by
law that none but "Union" labor, whether
skilled or unskilled, shall be employed on
public buildings or Improvements wiiulnthe
' I have not noticed that any other city
paper or any other interest lias "tumbled
over lUell" iu nu e.irly endeavor to indorse
this unrighteous proposition. But The
Times, in the article alluded to, not only
fully sanctions tne action of the Federation,
which 18 bad enough, Dutltgoesthei'edera,
tlou one better anu suggests that the resolu
tion adopted should be amended so as to read
that "Union labor should bo employed on all
government work In the United States."
i'nis oul-Herods Herod.
Now, the bed rock truth is that only a
small minority or the bread-winning people
or the country are members of the Union.
The vast majority of thum are tree and
Independent citizens who decline to sur
render their Individual liberty or action to
tho caprice or dictation or u lew fceir consti
tuted leaders Whose sole aim seems to be to
ferment strife between capital and labor,
and to secure for themselves. Incidentally,
soft births as "Grand Master," "Walking
Delegate," or other high sounding title with
a generous appropriation.
ftrnr article surprises me, because I had
supposed The Times to' be n friend of the
laboring man per te; not the "organized"
one, pnrtlcularlv, nor yet the unorganized;
not tne skilled laborer, merely, nor the un
skilled; not the white laborer, alone, nor the
coloreu; but ilierrleud of him who.accorduig
lo the dictates of his Creator, wields his
mureleandby thesweatofhlsbrow earns his
Am I mistaken in The Times? Is it the
exponent and friend of labor or only of
what Is known ns "organized labor"? WU1
you kindly answer? .
W. S. RANSOM.
Mrs. Martha Hennessey's Will.
The willot chelate Martha Hennessey was
filed for probate yesterday. The will was
dated August 23, 1895, and names Maurice
Fitzgerald as executor. Helen B. Smith, a
daughter, is given the house at No. 100 Four-aud-a-balrscreet
bouse and lot, designated as No. 109 1-2,
are given to the executor to hold in trust for
the use of a son, Richard J. Smith, until he
reaches the age or thirty-three years, when
it shall be divested of all trust. The residue
of the estate Is to be shared by the sou and
Inxited to Atlanta.
Chicago, Sept.- 12. A party of 'dis
tinguished Georgians reached here this
to t he people o r Ch icat;o to attend the Cotton
States and International Exposition. A
large delegation of representative Chicago
men met the visitors at Glenwuod, twenty
five miles distant In a special train and ten
dered them the freedom uf the city.
LABOR WORLD HAPPENINGS
Carpenters' Urlion, No. 190, Pre
sents a Gavel to President Ehodes.
Fresco Painters Indorse tlio Action
Toward "Unfair" Klrru Stenm-
fltters' Letter to tlio Musters.
The regular weekly meeting of theCarpcn
tcr's Council took place last night at
No. 627 Massachusetts avenue northwest,
with President R. R. Rbtrtcs in the chair.
Credentials were received from Union
No. 11)0 for Harry Donaldson lo succeed
as a member of the council J. M. Ueislcy,
The organization committee reported
that Mr. Mienkig, saloon keeper, corner
Firth and Q clreets northwest, had agreed
to employ only union men in making his
A committee was appointed to wait upon
Thomas W. Smith, proprietor of the hotel
opposite the Baltimore and Ohio depot,
aud upon W. A. Blmpson, dairyman, at
at No. H12 Eleventh I reel uortuwem, in
regard to Contemplated improvements.
'ihe council n.uorceU the actions uf tbe
Federation uf Labor and the District
Assembly in placing Nicholas Auth, the
butcher, on the unlalr list.
Ou behalf 01 Union No. 100 Mr. Rose
presented President Rhodes with a gavel
made of dltrereut woods. The handle was
tonnodof three knidsof wood aud was made
to represent the president, vice president
and secretary ol the council.
Fresco Painters Lodge, No. 1, met last
night at their hall. No. 1230 Beventh street
northwest. There were twenty-three mem
bers present. Regular routine business
was transacted, two new niembersins tailed,
aud ono application for membenhlp Hied.
The dclexation from the butchers was
received in regard to the placing of Mck
Auth, tho butcher, ou the unfair Hsu The
pain tors agreed to give their hearty support
in tho endeavor to bring this erup.uyer
of uou-unlon men to tcruu.
The Plumbers and Gasfllters met last
evening ut Elks' Hall, corner of Ninth and
Pennsylvania avenue northwest. Mr. Ed
ward J. O'Brien presided and Ihe meetinjr
was largely attended. During the regular
routine nusiuess which was transactcu the
assembly indorsed the action of the Fed
eration of Labor placing on the unralr list
Allen's Grand Opera House, Kernans' Ly
cueni Theater, the Eckluglon and Soldiers'
Home Railroad aud N. Auth, the butcher.
A committee was appointed lo meet and
confer with the Steam and Hot Water Fil
lers at The Times' building to night In order
that a distinction may be made between
the former trade and that of the Plumber
and Uaslltteis. This being for the pur-
Foso or having the Meamliltera enter the
edcratlon or Labor wlthoutauy opposition
on thu part of the Plumbers
The National Association of Steam and
Hot Water Fitters and Helpers hcU a
meeting a 1 1 heir hall. No. 1 31 4 Pennsylvania
avenue northwest, last evening, nnd a large
number ot members were present. A great
deal of new bujlntvs was tiansacted.and the
reportsofscvefalcommittees were read.
The assembly, at therequest or the
butchers, placed a boycott ou N. Auth
The stcani titters and all the helpers were
notified to be preent nt their hall on Suu
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, and meet tbe
District secretary "of the Federation of La
bor, who willorgdiilzetheasseniblyucdcrthe
national organization. The report of the
committee to draw up a letterto the Mooter
Steam and Hot Water Fitters was unani
A number of Indignant gentlemen called
at The Times. office last night to protest
ngalust a certain wrong which they charged
against tho Stenmfitlers. The principal
complainants were II. C Chandler, of 1122
L street southeast; William R. Lang,
Eleventh street and Virginia avenue
southeast; William Blcrley, 1331 Emerson
Etrcet northeast, and C. R. Martin, C31 K
They said that they calle dat the place
Indicated In the following ad ertlsenient
In The Times:
"Wanted 23 steamflttcrs' helpers to
report-at 1314 E Et. nw at 0:CO o'clock
Thursday evening; work for Ihree months
When they called, they raid, the presi
dent of the Steamntters was present and
told iLcm that each of them (hould pay
an initiation fee of $1, by which they
could become members of the union. They
were also told later the Initiation fee
would be fee $5.
Negotiations were broken off by the men
declining to pay the $1 for the initiation
fee, and they came down lo report the fact
to Tbe Times.
DEATH OF IlEV. DM. HALL.
ot Tills City.
Brooklyn, N. Y.. Sept. 12. The Rev. Dr.
Charles II. Hall, pastor or the P. E. Church
of the Holy Trinity, this city, died tc-nrght.
Dr. Hall was born at Augusta, Ga., Novem
ber 7, 1822. He graduated from Yale In
the class of 1842.
From West Toint, N. Y., where he
was chaplain of the Military Academy,
he went to the Church of the Epiphany,
at Washington, I). C. On March 1,
J869, he became the pastor of Holy Trinity,
where he remained until bis death.
He was a warm friend of the late nenry
Ward Bceeher, nnd delivered the oration
at his funeral, and also at the unveiling of
Mr. Bcccher's statue in front-of the city
GAVE HIS LIFE FOR SISTER'S.
Little Georgo Adams Faced Death
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 12. George Adams,
aged eleven, was run over and instantly
killed on the Rhodes street trestle this
afternoon by a wild car. His little sister
Nora Kate, aged nine, ad her right lr?
nearly severed from her body at the same
time, and but for her brother's herobm
would undoubtedly have been killed.
The children were halt way across the
trestle, when they heard the car coming
behind them. The boy turned, and feeing
no hope of escape, tried to save his sister.
He seized hcr'aud attenipVfd to swing her
to one sulci ...
He was tol late, and was caught and
over bU head, nulling it almost from his
body. Thei little girl was thrown down,
and her right-leg nearly severed from her
body. Buti for, the loy's effort to rave
lic.r, she would undoubtedly hu e been killed
m m m
Michael Wus Done Up.
Michael Duiib. was the name of a gory
Individual who was taken to the Emer
gency Hospital In tbe Sixth preclrct
patrol wagon yestenlay evening to have
several lacerations ot the scalp sewed
up, and O.IS. Florence, a guide was ar
rested and locked up the Sixth precinct
as his assailant. Dunn was sitting in
front of a store on Pennsylvania avenue
near Third street, when Florence stopped
there and the two engaged in conversa
tion. Dunn, it is alleged, alluded pro
fanely to the rcbtl tendencies of the other
man, whereat Florence smote him with
a cane several times. Both men will be
In the police court this morning.
Ills Hoiifckeper In Fnrjilvlnc Mood.
George Smith, a cooper, was found by
Policeman Glllman wandering along Uie
canal path drunk, with blood bespattered
clothes nnd hands. He was taken to his
homo on M street, above Thirtieth, where
it was found his housekeeper, Miss Jackson,
had been severely cut in the sldcotthc head.
She refused to prosecute Smith, and Instead
tried to take him away from the policeman,
creatlngqulteascene. Smith waslockcdup.
Fell From a Grip Car.
Simon Goldberg, of No. 009 R street
northwest, fell from grip car Xq. 19, ou
Seventh street, near Rhode Island aienue
northwest; about 8 o'clock last night,
but was only slightly bruised.
ABOUT $2.40 HATS.
-ots of Hatters say their's "just as good."
The expression carrfes doubt.
HENRY FRANC & SONt
Corner 7th and D N. W.
SOU OF 1ETEUIS GOING
Big Delegation to Leave for the
FIflST TIME IN THE SOUTH
Fort Sanders -Battloflold tho I'lace
Whero They Will Gather Dr. John
Neoly, of This City, to He n Stronc
Candidate for Commander-in-Chief.
Oilier Plans ot the Hoys.
The fourteenth annual encampment of
tbe Boiis of Veterans at Knoxville, Tcnn.,
SctpembcrlO to 19, will drew .a tigcrowd
from Washington unless the signs ialL It
Is the first meeting of the order In the
Major E. R. Campbell, who represents
the transportation company, has tccarei
a rate that makes the Vp almost as cheap
as staying at home.
An opportunity will be given to see
Luray Cavern os well as the Shenandoah
Valley and the magnificent East Ten
nessee mountains en route, and artcr the
encampment all can go on to the dedica
tion or the Chlckaraauga Park on the old
battlefield on September 20.
Finally the encampment will be on the
Fort Sanders battlefield, and everybody
In this vigorous young order, that is
growing to rank besido the Grand Army,
will be there. Knoxville is preparing to
entertain 00,000 visitors.
Tho railroad rarefrom Washington will l
$10.60 for the round trip. This Is one
cent per mile. The regular rate is $20.90.
WHEN THEY WILL LEAVE. s
The Waohlngton delegation will leave at
3 45 p. ru. Saturday next. The trip will
be up the Shenandoah to Luiay, where all
will stop overnight to tee the cave. Next
morning they will pass through Ihe moun
tains ot North Carolina and East Tennestce
by way ot Bristol. They will arrive In
Knoxville at 4.45 p. m. Sunday. In
thijwayltwlllbeadayllghl Journey thrucgh-
Tho regular delegates for tbe encampment
aro Frank A. White, divlfion commander
Tor Eastern Maryland; C. S. Davis, Phil
Kearney Camp; J. F. Johnson, Fremont
Camp; Jennings Wll3on, Thomas Camp.
Tost Division Commanders E. R. Campbell,
Dr. John It. Nccly, Sherman J. Brown and
Otto L. Sucks. With tLeso will go a large
number of members.
Tho Ladles' Aid Society will aUo Eend a
representative. Among those who will go
are; Miss Webber, division president, and
Mrs. C. S. Davis, post division president.
Also several Grand Army men have signi
fied their intention to go.
Among these are Capt. Wm. H. Myers,
quartermaster Fifth Battalion, D. C. N. G.,
and Capt I. W.Stone.lastasslstant adjutant
general, Department of thePolomac,G.A.R.
Tbe delegation at Louisville will go down
on their Way to the Chicamauga exercises.
DR NEELY'S CHANCES.
A part of the business of the meeting will
bo legislation for the whole country and
the election of national officers. The Wash
ington delegation will present for tbe po
sition ot Commander-in-Chief for the United
States tho name ot Dr. John It. Neely. If
elected be will succeed Gea. Wm. E. Bundy,
Dr. Neely Is a graduate of Howard and
Georgetown Universities. Ho has lived
here many years and is very popukir in the
ordor. His friends, who include all mem
bers of the order here, urge that he. Is In
every way qualified for the place and
will givo a clean, economic and progressive
administration of tho executive affairs
of the organization.
The Sons of Veterans now number over
fifty thousand members in all parts of the
country and their growth Is rapid.
The citlzensot Knoxt Hie are making great
efforts to bring a large attendance from the
extreme North. One reason they give why
all should attend is that "as a good citizen,
you wish to obliterate all of the little that
remains ot sectional lines and antipathies."
FLOURISHED HIS PISTOL. -
I'ns-oencor on tho Newport News
Loclied Up for 01wtreperou-ries.
The pacsengers on the Washington and
Norfolk steamer Newport N ews, on the way
from this city to Norfolk, Wednesday
evening, were treated to a rensation, which
nearly resulted in a shooting scrape, and
placed Capt. Geoghegan of the vessel In a
very unpleacant predicament for awhile.
Mr. 'J. J. Leonard, one of the passengers
from this city, was the aggressive party, and
it was bis revolver that caused the excite
ment. The trouble arose over some misun
derstanding In regard to a stateroom, and
when Capt. Geoghegan was unable lo ar
range matters to the satisfaction ot Mr.
Leonard, that gentleman drew a revolver
and threatened to use it.
A number of passengers and employes of
the boat interfered and after being deprived
of his weapon Mr. Leonard was kept hi
custody until the boat reached Norfolk,
when he was turned over lo the Norfolk
In a preliminary examination yesterday
Leonard was required to furnish bail In the
sum of $1,000 for hHappearance before the
United Stales court at Its regular term,
when he will be proceeded against by the
Ran Awny With a Fly Hall.
Willie Punier, sixteen years of age.
left $100 at No. 8 station last night as
bond for his appearance In the police
court to-day on the charge of stealing a
fly ball during the League game last
evening. Tbe baseball went over the
fence nnd Purncr grabbed it and ran off.
Policeman Willi cgham chased the boy
several squares before he could arrest
bim and recover the ball.
Cut In tho Faco.
During an altercation between Clarence
Jclt aud Patrick Garvin, at Twenty sixth
and I streets northwest, yesterday, Jttt
was cut In the face by Garvin and had to
be taken to tho Emergency Hospital In No.
3 patrol, after which both men were
locked up on the charge of affray.
It Wns a Free Ficbt.
Policemen Auldridge aud Evans, of the
Second precinct, last night arrested Emma
Wilson, Alice Ennis, Henry Jenkins, Rosa
Jenkins, and Maltha Moore, all colored,
for engaging in afreeflghtoaSeventb street.
They Toll Not.
Lillle Stewart, colored, sixteen years
of age, was "vagged" by Policeman Sul
picked by the bluccoat LiHlesald: "I
aln'tuo mo' vac dan Mrs Wanderbilt, andshe
she don't wufc Necder Cues I."
Is Perfect Now!
The drlro is do Hatful, tt teener la superb,
tbe hotel U uaoicoUo-1
Coaches connoct at 4. 5, 530, 6, 6.3). 7, iO. 8,
8.3J, !), 10, 11, li p. m. mm Hot Car Line at 3th
and E. Can. ste.. nrnl Tilth CaLla Cars atsih and
l'a. Ave. so. Fare, round trip, c Coach
leaves the Arlington at 6 p. m.. stopping at
Chamberlain's, Miorobani and the Raleigh,
passing Palse's. HlfES Honse. Knudr.ll and v il
lartls, thence by way of l's. Are. Fare, round
To Norfolk i Return
SECOND GRAND EXCURSION of tho Steamer
CITY OF RICHMOND,
Leaving Washington FATCR1) AT, September 11
at 6 p. m. snd returning Monday at 7 33 a. m,,
glring passengers benefit of trip from Norfolk
to the Capes. Sqcutq atalerooms and tickets
tt boa: or at General OCIces. I1JI N. Y.Arenue.
Tickets also on salo at follow ticket onlcea;
21armiduk6's, 133 l'a. are; Mays', 61 l'a.
are.: Darts', Central National Banc Bldj., and
at Frank's, 611 l'a. are.
NEAR THREE-SCORE YEARS
Fifty-ninth Anniversary Celebra
tion ofthe W. L. I. Battalion.
FTesoptutlonof Medal for Lonj; Serv
ice Col. Mooro Unit Nearly Hounded
Out u" Quarter of u Century.
The Washington Light Infantry battalion
took a very pleasant retrocpectIat evening
on flfty-nlno years ot social and military
history. The fifty-ninth anniversary, as
usual, was the occasion for the assemblage
of the lady friends of the batta lion. and there
were present a large numl-er to witness
and take part lu theprogramrae.
Tho features of the celebration were
a dress parade and review of the battalion,
the preentation of honorary medals for
service, music, a dance, and refreshments.
The battalion was under command of
Capt, John 8. Miller, his staff being
Surgeon C. H. Luce, Adjutant W. M.
Arnold, Lieut. A. W. Eelly.
The reviewing officer was Col. W. G.
The officers In cunimccd of tbe companies
Company A Henry J. Keough, Second
Lieut. Thomas W. Williams. ,
Company B Captain, C. O. Ehreve; first
lieutenant, J. P. Grant; second lieutenant,
J. B. K. Lee.
Company C Captain, C. H. Ourand;
first lieutenant, J. Henry Caril; second lieu
tenant, C. H. Kclt'.cr.
Company D First lieutenant, P. J. Duffy;
second lieutenant, Howard Beall..
Just before the review was closed CoL
Moore presented the gold medals for serv
ice, as follows:
Six years' service To Scrgta. E. L.
Phillips and II. T, Leach, and Privates W.
D. Da'vldge, Jr., "W. J. Tbonjwgood, A. G.
White, M. L. Smith and J. P. Janczect.
Nine year's service Lieut. C. II. Kettler,
Corp. J. T. Burdiue and R. T. Scott. Pri
vate L- T. Busean.
Twelve years Lieut. A. W. Kcllcy.
Flltecn years Capt. C. II. Ourand, and
Sergt. G. F. McAvoy.
Twcnty-fiveyears Col. WiUlamG. Moore.
As those to whom the medals were to be
presented wcrecallcdout of the ranks there
was applause In every case, the ladle3 Join
ing In the tribute to the soldiers.
Col. Moore's medal was presented to him
Ina few happllydellvered remarks by Capt.
John S. Miller, who. referred to the circum
stances that in one year more Col. Moore
will have rounded ojt a quarter of a century
of service lo the W. L. I. and hoped that he
would be preserved to them at least lor a
quarter of a century more.
Col. Moore responded briefly, his re
marks and decoration with the medal
being received with great applause.
On the medals are added bars for every
year after the sixth. The older medal
ists' decorations are quite couspicuous
The Incidents of the evening were closed
with a dance. In which a great majority
of the soldiers and their lady friends
IIAHD BAIT FOIt SKASEIirENT.
Walk-.- A way With nn Anchor, After
Towlnc a Fisherman About.
An experience tliatscldomcomcs to aman
lrefell Harry T. Howard, a wealthy citizen
of New Orleans, Saturday. Mr. Howard
and his servant were fishing In a small
boat oft Ship Island, declares a New Or
leans correspondent ot the Boston Journal.
SpanWi mackerel, silver fish and pompano
were biting freely. Suddenly a moving
mass appeared, making toward the small
craft. It proved to be a huge devil fish,
which almost Immediately fastened Its tcn
acles on the submerged part of the rope hold
ing tho smallanchor. The moEsterdragged
the boat through the water with lightning
speed. A dull pocket knife was the only
thing a vaikiblo to cut the rope, and with thU
Mr. Howard went to work with a will.
Finally, after much labor, the last strand
was severed and the great fish made oft
with the anchor and the balance ot the rore.
A short time ago a fishing smack was at
tacked by a devil fish near the same spot
and badly battered.
An Easy Way Out of It.
"Welljlnswlm, you know I'm going to be
married next week!"
"Sol hear. Let me congratulate you, old
That's all right. Now, what I want is a
"What is It?"
"You see, you've been married quite a
while, and I want to kno w what to call my
"Don't call her. Just keep right on
"You know what I mean. I have to ad
dress my conversation to her sometimes
and attract her attention. I don't know
her very well and maybe she wouldn't like
to have me call her 'mother,' and I sort of
hate to call her 'Mrs. He Plmlico.' How
would you work It?"
"Oh, easy enough. Let me see, tne first
year I cal'ed her 'Say' principally, but alter
that I cot along all right. Things sort of
"Whafdld you call her after that?"
Two games to-day. Beginning
at 2 o'clock.
Admission, 25 and 50c.
Grand Opera House.
EDWARD H. ALLEN, Manager.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9.
Every Evening and Saturday Matinee.
Grand Production of
The Black Crook
200 People on the Stage.
Prices. S1.50.S1-00. 75s reserved. 50
and 25c admission.
Next Wcok "OLD GLORY."
Scats an Sale at Box Offica.
VTEW NATIONAL THEATER.
1 Every Erenlng and W ea. and. Rat. Hats
COOLED BY ELECTRIC FANS
A Unanimous Hit
In the New York asd London Success
C.WIEMY Prices S0 75c and JUX).
M eu. and sal. 31ats., 23c and 5Uc Keeorred,
The Ladles' Favorite Sweet
In the Beautiful Irish Comedy
Inlroduclos Mr. Ma-k's otto
sweet songs, especially win-
tea tor nils play -Jiaesie
My Own." "I Love You." "I'm
I roud I'm Irish," "Dooley's
Weddloi," "The Art ot Mak
ing Love." "My Sweetheart,"
-An Irish Lad's Wooing," and
ilacl awing tons."
Next Weei-PETEK K DJILhY.
Matinees, Tuesday aid Saturday
UnderNew Management Entirely Refuted
ETcrTtniug new tUTE ENGAGEMENT. The
Whirlwind of Farce Comedy,
THE HOSS JOLLITY COMPANY,
la their Fantastic, Burlesque, Musical Comedy,
In three snap 6hots an attraction of unusual
excellence, headed by
LITTLE ELSIE LOWER.
Washington's Popular Farorite,
MR. CHARLES T. ALDRICH.
Tho Orlcinal Tramp, Hungry Hawkins.
Koropean NoTeltles. direct from London anl
Paris, la their -Country School act.
25c. Admission First Floor. 25c.
TTERNAVS LYCEUM TUEATElc
AL. REEVES' BIG SHOW,
I IWTU A M The Armless Wender.
UPl I FIAll, An Absolute Novelty.
Tho Armless Wunier.
XEXTWnuc- The 20th Century Maids.
SONS OF JONADAB
The Sons ut Junadab will clve a grand
musical and literary entertainment at
National Rifles' Hall Friday, September
13, 1&05, at 8 o'clock p. m. An unusually
interesting programme has been provided.
Tbe public are invited. No charge for
ST. ASAPH, VA.
Racing Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays until fur
General Admission. 50 Centv
SIX RACES each day. First rocs 1:15 a ra.
Special trains direct to cmnd stand from Slxt!
street station at 1:00 and VJS3 p. m.; other tralaf
E. E. DOWNHAM.
STEVE STILLWELL. rresldenl
Pn.pr ii.iv In the vrar for Fortress Mon
roe. Norfolk. Portsmouth, and all points
South and Uouthwest by ihe powerful new
folk1' and "Washington,"' U-uinjj dally
ou the following schedule
Lv.Wash'ton 7.00 pm Lv.PonsmoTi 5:50 pro
Lv.Al,x'd'ia 7:30 pin Lv.Norfolk 6:10 pm
Ar Hi Monr'e:30 am Lv.Ht.Mouroo7:20 pm
ArJforfolk . 7:30 am !Ar.Alex'drta 6.00 am
Ar.Fortsm'h on nm!a,r Wash'gtonG:30 am
VISITORS TO TIID ATLANTA EX
POSITION and Ihe resorts at Fortress
Monroe. Virginia Bench and Florida will
flud this a very attractive route, as It
breaks the monotony of an all-rail ride.
Tickets ou sale at 513, 610, 1421
Pennsylvania avenue. It. A O. ticket
office, corner Fifteenth street and New
York avenue, and on board stcamcrs,
ivbere time-table, map, etc., can aUo
Any other information delred will
be furnished on application, to the under
signed, at tho torupnny's wharf, font
of Seventti street. Washington. D. O.
JXO. CALLA1I4N, GN. MANAGER,
STEAMER GEORGE LEATtT
Makes nro trips to Colonial Beach. Old
Point, and Norfolk Saturday, September
14. and Monday. 16. at 6 o'clock p. m.
Round trip, $1.50.
Tickets good to return on either trip.
WM. U. THOMAS, Oeu. Manager.
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