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PEOPLE WERE SHIVERING
"CQME down; cortez,
TEDDY INVADED THE CLUBS
POLES ARETO GO TO-DAY
fVIQK N tPrU v
Stettin Maneuvers Prove It Will
Be Count Von Waltlerses.
LESSON OF THE MIMIO FIGHT
rruoii Suffered Greatly From the
Heat, but Bore Up Willi rriissluii
l'luek Defocts Disclosed In tho
Evolutions Gossip From Berlin,
l'oiiltney Hlgelow Criticised.
B-'rllu, Sept. 13. The mllllary experts
who liave Just returued fro:n iartlcipatien
In tlio annual maneuvers at Stettin are
unanimous In their praise of the masterly
gcncralshlp of Count ion Waldcrsee, who
reversed the vboleprogranimea:idsnatched
unrorcteen udvantages from Hie Kaiser blm
Eelf. The manner inwhlch be conducted his part
ot the operation has confirmed the opinion
that he will be the odi who will guide the
Gorman armies In the next Euroiieuu wur
In which Germany thallbea combatant. As
a lacti-lan ho Is almost. If not quite, the
equal or thelntc Field Marshal Vou Mollko
and lu respect of dash and energy Is second
to no general that Germany has ever had.
In regard to the righting qualities or the
German troops the notions formed by the
various experts and correspondents differ
somowhat, but In the main are faorablc.
One corresiMndent says the reserve men
during tlw heat of the movements lay about
upon the ground making It look like a Held
or battle strewn with wounded.
SOLDIERS were overcome.
During the climbing of the Elopes for on
assault the men dropped from the effect of
the heal as though they bad beenshotand the
army doctors rode around among them and
administered reviving cordials to them.
The sanitary corps unfastened the heavy
knapsacks from the fallen men and asUtcd
them to rise to their feet The men were nl
ways full of grit and moved forward as soon
as they were nble'aftcr they had recovered
The correspondent of the United Pres,
who wan present throughoatthe maneuvers,
Contends tliattliemon stood thehardships Im
posed upon them with wonderful fortitude
find wilhotit any show orfatigue worth men
tioning It Is true that some of them broke
down and lay by the roadside, but these men
comprised only u Tew hundred out of 120,
OOO. Of much more serious importance was tho
fallurw of tho horse material under undue
exertions. The cavalry Ijceanic eompktiily
played out and tho horses of the balloon de
tachment were t-o overworked that some
times not even the severest whipping suf
ficed to get them uphill. Th weight of the
gas reservoir also proved too great n strain
for th horsus and these show the necessity
t or a radical reform of the military material.
Another reform affecting the lances, intro
duced throughout the German cavalry oflate
years, seems Imperatively necessary. The
lances do good work for a single man sent
out to scout in opening doors and windows,
but in squadrons the lance -lx-comcs an in
cumbrance and even a sojreo of danger to
both man and horso
OLD LANCES DOOMED.
The Infantry tried their new bayonets,
which are of triangular shape Instead of
being shaped like yataghans and it is con
ceded tho latter stylo proves to bo tho
roost, useful of any. Tho new portable
tents were n great bUCCess. The men liko
them as they could be erected without tho
Before the Kaiser and tho -Emperor
Francis Joseph of Austria parted the new
Austrian cabinet wns exhaustively dis
cussed by them. The chniigcin thcmlnistry
docs not lu the least concern the political
situation or effect the Drcibund, but the
fnct that it practically submerges the,
Austro-German group has given a twinge
In Berlin, especially to Ihe Conservatives.
Practically Count Dadcnl enters office
without a programme. Austrian l'oles,
with nntl-dcniocratic leanings, constltuto
a majority of the cnbinet, to that ihero
Is not tho slightest chanco of n popular
extension of the franchise, nor Indeed of
any literal reforms. There Is no reason
therefore why the German Conservatives
should not welcomo the Dadcnl ministry and
probably the Austro-German group will
soon dccldo to accept liadeui.
NEW imiTISII AMBASSADOR.
Tho appointment of Sir Frank Lasseller
as British ambassador to Germany is taken
as a forecast of Lord Salisbury's intention
to enter into a cloter friendship with the
Dreibund The new ambassador is widely
known to have German sympathies.
KIds Alexander, or Servia, has ap
proached the ramlly of the Grand Duke
of Hesse, upon the subject of arranging for
bis marriage to Princess Sybyllo. of Hesse,
nd It Is understood that his representa
tions have been declined, and that he has
applied to the Princess Dolgoroukl, the
morganatic widow of Czar Alexander II.,
of Russia, who has two unmarried daugh
ters, the Princesses Olga and Catherine,
aged respectively twenty-one and seventeen
The Spanish government has ordered
BO.OOO Mauser rifle? for the use of the
government troops In Cuba The arms
have been ordered from the Lowe gun
works In England.
The Tageblalt and other Berlin news
papers are making an attack upon a sup
posed Intrigue designed to oust Prince Von
Hohcnlohe from the chancellorship In favor
of Count Von Euloaberg.
FOULTNEY- BIGELOW'S TOWER.
These journals make reference to Mr.
Foultney Bigelow as endeavoring to work
eonrt Influences against Prince Von Ho
bcnlohe, and declare that Ills yictlcss In
terfervnee based upon his acquaintance
with the Emperor is not approved in the
The Hamburg newspapers say that Amer
ican Imports of iron ore must have re
sulted In losses to the American shipper
unless the Westphalia Iron works, desiring
to make the European mines more pliable
to their desires, have arranged the ship
ments and arc paying the losses themselves.
The shipments, one paper thinks, may yet
develop a profit, however, as the" experi
ment proves the utility of the American
ore for the German basis of steel processes.
r A hundred thousand pnlrs of eyes
will nee your Wunt "Ad" It It's In
Mercury in This City Went From
65 to 46 Degreas.
At Freelnz l'olnt In Xow Hampshire.
lliii y Frost In l'eiinsyUaiiln
it ml Xtiv York.
On Ninth street last night a Times man
and n policeman who ra all n-shl-er and
whose teeth were healing a reveille, came
"S-s-s n-n-y," he said with an effort.
i-I-ss'z 1 1-fco wln-ter. I ba-o Jus-s st
had a cup of t-t-t-ea, but ni-I-i-tl Whew!
I vWi the s-c-e e rgeanl'd come '1-1 long."
He was advised to beat himself, hackmnn
fashion, and he scurried away to get inside
hist patrol box.
Typical autumn weather favored Wash
lugton yesterday, and the forecasters mako
out the prospects fer to-day to be fair and
Because ot tho unusual heat prevailing
during the greater part ot last wet the
cool vave of the past tvo days has felt
almost like vluter. and there has been
talk ot frost, but the weather bureau has
reported nothing within ten degrees of that
The lowest record for yesterday was
forty-six degrees and the highest slxty-
Nevertheless, the sudden change made
light overcoats comfortable In the coolest
part ot the ulgnt. and fans. strav hats
and loc-cream soda were not Hi deruaud.
when the day vns varmest.
Philadelphia, Sept. 15. The weather In
this city to-day has been remarkably cool
for this time ottheyear. The therniomoter
at C o'clock this morning registered forty
five degrees, in one part ot West Phila
delphia a light fall of snow vas reported
Genesee, N. Y., Sept. 15. A cold wave
struck the valley on Saturday, resulting In a
heavy frost last night, which destroyed
the few-grapes and other crops not yet
harvested. The thermometer registered
thirty-two dgrecs' at G o'clock this morn
ploversville, N. Y.. Sept. 15. The mer
cury registered thirty degrees here this
morning and Ice formed. This Is sixty
four degrees lower than last Wednesday.
Nyack, N. Y., Sept. 15. There was a
heavy frost through the Interior ot Rock
lnndeounly last night, the first of the
season. The lowlands vere white early In
Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 15. Oswegoeounty
was visited by a severe frost last night.
The crop, particularly tbc grapes, sus
tained serious damage.
Concord, N. H-, Sept. 15. The mercury
dropped to 30 above zero this morning, the
lowest point touched since spring. There
was a heavy frost, and much damagchas
been done to garden truck and other un
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 13. A heavy fro6t
prevailed along the middle dUisiou ot the
Pennsylvania Railroad last night. Trains
reaching here early thismornlng were white,
and tralumen are said to ha-ve suffered se
verely from the cold. In the vicinity of
HarrlEburg grape vines were nipped and
frost was too high, however, to do much
COLD AT HU.ZAHD'S HAY.
The Executive Ilouseliold May He
turn Sooner Tlnui Expected.
Buzzard's Bay, Sept. 15. The weather
has been unseasonably cool to-day, and
President Cleveland remained with his
family at Gray Gables, where open fires
were not uncomfortable.
There are no visitors at Gray Gables, Sec
retary Thurber having returned to Marion.
Should the weather continue cold the
President und bis family will return to
Washington sooner than they at first in
tended. ISELIX'S GENEHOUS OFFEJl.
He Proposed That tbe Whole Series
New York, Sept. 15. At the meeting of
the officers of the New York Yacht Clubi
held last Trldny afternoon and evening,
Mr. lectin submitted these propositions for
First. To call off the races of September
10 and 12, and offer Lord Dunravcn to
sail two other races In their stead
Eecond. To re-open the whole question
of the races and to call off all that had
been sailed. This done to offer Lord
Dunravcn to sail him three other races
for the cup. In other words to begin nnew
and wipe out the old record.
After n lengthy discussion, during which
the subject was treated from every con
ceivable point, the propositions were sub
milted to a vole, which resulted nega
tively. MICHIGAN -MINE ST1UKE.
Indication That It Will He Ended
Ishpcmlng, Mich., Sept. 15. Unless the
mine strike Is sullied this week the four
companies of the Fifth Regiment State
troops, now on duty here, will probably
be relieved by four companies from the
Third Regiment berore Saturday.
Strong efforts will be made nt to-morrow's
meeting of the Miners' Union t
declare the strike off.
Men favoring such action arc openly
advocating ending the strike, something
they have not dared to do heretofore.
Qood Times Corner.
llollldaysbiirg. Pa., Sept. 15. Repre
sentatives of the Cambria Iron Company, of
Johnstown, were here to-day Inspecting
the Gaysport furnace, with a view to re
suming operations at the plant with a large
Chicago, Sept. 15. The Calumet furnace,
of South Chicago, will "blow in" to
morrow morning, after having remained
Idle since the autumn ot 1802. Between
1,500 and 2,000 men will be provided
Millvillc, N. J.,. Sept. 15. The small
army ot unemployed glassworkers will be
considerably reduced to-morrow when flint
factories numbers 2, C and 10, at South
Millvillc, will start up. Messrs. Whltall,
Tatum . Co. do not expect to have, their
factories' In full blast until about the last
ot next month. Tbey think, however,
that once started the blast vlll be a
( steady one-
Z" -4f S?J fc ' ' ' '.X-r' l-l--rl tr -C M .1 :r- IM i r-
And Give Cubans
Will DUNH SULKED
Attempts to Account for It in
Replying to Canfield.
LETTER GABLED TO LONDON
Claim That In the Absence of u Fulr
Field Any Party Has the Hlht to
VUlulrnv Absolutely und TJncon
dltionally From a Mutch Ills Greut
Desire to Sull the ltuuet.
London, Sept. 15". The letter written by
Lord Iunra-cn, under date of September
13, to the American cup committee of the
New York Yacht Club, In reply to a letter
from Mr. A. Cass CanfieVl, dated Sep
tember 12, has been cabled by his lordship
to the Jtoyal Yatht Squadron for their
Note The substance ot Mr. C.infield's
letter was p.iitlyindicated by thestalement
posted at the New York Yacht Club on
Thursday and signed by Commodore Smith
as chairman, and Mr. Canfield as secretary,
ot the cup committee. This was to the
orally discussed with Lord Dunra-en the
propositions contained In his letter ot
September 11, that they regretted not
having been able to reply to his letter on
Thursday morning before the race, but
Uiat, as tho reply would have been thesamc
as that cou-eyedoraIlythei.ig!it before, they
did not consider the fact important that no
answer had been made. Lord Dunraven's
letter ot September 11, it was said, vas
delivered at the New York Yacht Club at
1 a. m. of Tiiursdayand was not received by
them until 8 a in. on board the committte
"The request that Mr. Canfield should
not open my letter of the lOto Instant until
the (Defender) protest vas decided vas un
necessaryr as the cup committee were not
hearing the protest. But whether mine or
Wednesday night was delivered at 12:15 a.
m. or 1 a. in., and ivhcther it was In the
hands of the committee at 7 a. m. or 8 a.
m., and whether my letter of the 10th In
Slant was read at 12:30 p. m. or 2:30 p. m.,
appears to mc to be a matter of minor Im
portance. NAMED NO CONDITIONS.
"What Is of importance, to me at any rate,
is tho totally unjustlfiablo opinion. Im
plied In your letter ot the lSlli instant, that
In coming to the decision conveyed to you
by my leltcrofthe 10th Instant, I went back
on the agreement signed by President Smith,
of the cup committee, and myself.
"You say 'we can only regret that the con
ditions you named therein as absolutely
when the agreement to the terms was formu
lated.' Permit me to observe that I named
no particular conditions as Indispensable
as you will perceive "Dn referring to the
Lord Dunraven's letter, dated September
13, to the cup committee Is'as follows:
"Gentlemen: I have the honor to ac
knowledge your letter of the 12th inst.
"You say that my letter of Wednesday
night to Mr. Canfield wns not delivered
at the New York Yacht Club until 1 a. m.
on Thursday, and was not In your hands
until 8 a. :n. Thcro must, I think, be
some mistake. I received Mr. Canfield's
lettor at 10:20 p. m. on Wednesday. My
reply was delivered by my servant at the
New York YachtCIubntl2:15n.m. (Thurs
day) by the club clock. The slewacd or
clerk In chargo was called by telephone
at 12:80 a. m., and requested to find out
If Mr. Canfield was at tho Knickerbocker
Club, and if so, to deliver the letter at
once. Tho reply was' that they would
endeavor to find Mr. Canfield; that he bad
a short time before left the Knickerbocker
Club and that he had left word and would
call at 7 a. m. to seo If there were
any messages for him.
I hold that in any match a fair field
and no favor is a condition precedent to
any agreement as, to terms, and, falling
In that, any person has a right to with
draw absolutely and unconditionally. The
articles of agreement cannot, and are not.
Intended to lay down fixed rules to meet
every Imaginable contingency. Certain
contingencies nave arisen, as you are
the Freedom of Thejr
aware, confining myself to the subject of
my letter on overcrowding.
"As far back as October, I ivroteconcern
ing the difficulty of Insuring a clear course,
but I did not Insist upon my views, be
cause I thought the persons responsible
should be free to lake the steps that they
thought best in the matter.
VIOLATED NO AGREEEMNT.
"In -view of their failure In this respect
It might have been belter If, In my letter of
the 10th inst., I had absolutely withdrawn.
But my desire to sail off tfisraces wasgreat,
and I withdrew conditionally and suggested
the steps which I thought would remove the
difficulty. Thee steps were "not taken
and I held to my determination to sail no
more, and in so doing 1 deny, emphatically
that I went back in any way on the agree
ment as to terms.
"I did not know whether Mr. Canfield
and Mr. Busk officially represented ibe
committee vhcn they came to see me at
the Waldorf. I Judged by their conversa
tion that they did not ahd I umicretand
from them that theconuuittcc had not come
to a definite conclusion upon the letter.
I now conclude from your communication
that they were officially represeullng the
"In that case the proposal made by the
committee was that I ihould withdraw
from the determination expressul in my
letterof the lOtliinttant and that I should
sail the tlUrd and possibly the final race
on condition that luflicient room was se
cured at the start and thai, in any further
races, my suggestion .that the dates for
the races at.d the time of starting should
not be made public thould be carried out.
"That proposal did r.ot comrnei.d itself
to lue. No one denied ihe oveccrowdlng
of the Course. But in my cute either my
complaint was, in the opinion of Ihe com
mittee, unjustifiable. In which taie I culd.
not have agreed with them and should
have withdrawn, being fully convinced ot
the necessity and prepared to take the
full responsibility for doirg so; or it was
Justifiable, in which latter case the com
mittee, I think, was bof-ld to give redress
before the next race was sailed.
FURTHER DISCUSSION USELESS.
"I so far withdrew tny letter of the 10th
Instant as to say that I would sail the
third race If the committee would un
dertake to declare the .race void If, in
their Judgment, either vessel was Inter
fered with by the steamers, the com
mittee putting anybody they liked aboard
the yachts. I was. "billing to leave the
matter In their hands,, stipulating only
that they put an experienced and practical
yachtsman on Valkyrie HI.
As far as I am concerned, I have no
wish to continue the discussion, hwlch you
accurately describe as superfluous, and
will conclude by expressing regret that if
any desire to,resaII Tuesday's race was
known to exist the regatta committee did
not order it resalled under Article 10 of
the New York Yacht .Club regulations.
In which case, whatever'! my opinion as
to the cause of the ft Ail may be, I should
have been at the disposal of the committee;
and that tbc cup committee: could not see
Its "way to adopting -what nppears to us
the simpler course of hoisting the letter
"G" yesterday and postponing the race to
such time as they bad arrived at a definite
conclusion upon my letter of the 10th
"I have the honor to remain, very
GOVEHXOnS ON", TIES HOAD.
Tassed Through WniJilngton on Their
Way to ClilcKtiinniiK".
Gov. Woodbury, of Vermont; Lieut. Gov.
Mausur, with the full staff of of leers an
several friends, passed through Washington
last evening en route loXnoxvwe, lenn., t
attend the encampment of the Sons of Vet
craus. Thence they go to Chattanooga to
take part in the dedication of the Chltka
mauga battle-field onMhe 19th. 20tli and
21sU From Chattanooga the Vermonlers
continue their route to Atlanta to visit tue
To-night Got. "Wcrtz and staff, of New
Jersey, will go to Chattanooga via Asheville.
They will haTe three special Pullman cars
for the enure trip ana, win leacn Liiuim
Stock Farm Building Ahlazei
Blnghamton. N. Y.. Sept. 1G. Word has
been received here late ',to-ulght that the
buildings upon .the.lanie stock farm In
Appalachln, owned "oy-Col. Isaac Catlin,
and formerly hyex-Secretary of the Navy
Benjamin F. Tracyare on fire.
Steamed oysters, stca med oysters, steamed
oysters, the best, the best, the best. Midday
lunch, 5 o'clock dinner, a la carte, all day.
Johnson's Cafes. ,.
CAR MEN IN CONFERENCE
Important Midnight Session of
Ninth Street Employes.
PHILLIPS' BAD TfiEATMENT
The Employei. Complain That He Jlns
"Violated lVoiiilii-nnndlM Endeavor
ing to Destroy tho Street Itallwny
Unlon They rropoo to Iteslst Or
ders That Are Unjust.
The biggest meeting of the Street Rail
way Protective Union held for many
months was In session last night at Bunch's
Hall from 11 o'clock till the early hours of
The business before the men was of the
most important character and concerns
every man lielonglng to organized labor
in the District.
The employes of tic Metropolitan Com
pany were erpecially well represented and
nearly every member of the Ninth ttreet
force was present.
It was a sieclal session called to con
sider the grievances' or a number ot the
Ninth f treet men who have they claim bten
subjected to the worst sort or treatment by
They say that lie has defied the Union at
ono moment and thrown down thcirauntlet
of battle and In the next under the lash ot
public opinion and the control of his direc
tors has made fair promises. But these
promises are never kept.
AN EXAMPLE GIVEN.
It only needs the opportunity for hfm
to lo something to make the lot of the
men harder Instead of giving the relief
agreed upon. One thing, for instance, is
that the men on "swing" runs are given
from 1 o'clock to 5 In the morning for rest
and then again from 2:30 p. m. to 4.
This, they say, is enough to kill anything
but an iron'mau and they believe that is Mr.
He knows ttie uuion Is under obligations
to pay sick benefits and make some pro
vision for men that die, and they think
he is heartless enough to ork deliberately
to deplete their treasury and break them
down in this way.
There are threats now against certain
men who have incurred President Phillips'
displeasure by their activity in the union,
and some of them are already made to
THEY" PROPOSE TO RESIST.
The F street employes are being called
upon to supply the places ot men on Ninth
street and to workln placesand ways where
no union man has a right to go. They de
clare they will suffer anything rather
than be so driven.
The meeting vas still In session at the
hour ot going to press and earnest and en
thusiastic speeches vcre being made. The
nnmucr present was being increased by men
coming in, having got up an hour or two bo
fore time to go to vork for the purpose of
Whatever action Is determined upon will
be known only to the executive committee.
Whatever Is now done the'leading men of
the union declare in the strongest terms will
bo final and before another settlement is
made the company must give guarantee
that promises will be kept even If that
involves President Flillllps' retirement.
FOUGHT THE FLAMES.
Five Men Hemmed In and All Hut
Killed In Xow Jersey.
Camden, N. J., Sept. 15. Tbc forest
fires reaching from the line otitic Atlantic
Citv Railroad southward as far as May's
Landing, continued blazing to-day. For
hours at a time the smoke obscured thesun
llcht nt Egg Harbor, May's Landing, and
McKce City. ,
Hundreds ot men and boys fought the
flames, but the stilt breeze Mowing made
their efforts of no avail. While tighting
the fire late tills nlten.ooii at BJsleytown,
a"Tiarty of five men found themselves
hemmed in, the flames haing advanced on
each side of them and then closed on their
AH of the party were more or less
burned, hut none seriously, except George
Haywood, firty-five jiars old. who was
blinded by the smoke and fell. He was
dragged to a place of tarcty by his com
rades, but not berore be was terribly
hurned nbout the head and body. He is
I not expected to live.
It Was a Thirsty Sunday in New
York's Swell Resorts.
Only Members Get DrlnKs and tho
VlHltlnsr Lists Were Suspended
for the Day.
New York, Sept. 15. For the first time
lu the lil-tory of New York a drink lould not
be bad at the bar of most of the principal
clulM of this city to-day.
The iKllou of Pies'-dcnt Roosevelt find the
police commissioners In deciding to stop,
as far as they were able, the safe of Intox
icating drinks In the clubs in violation ot
the law, was generally successful, as
most ot them through their boards ot
governors instructed the employes not to
opeu bars to-day.
There were many clubs that did not follow
the example, but in these cases extraordi
nary efforts were made to guard against the
admlsslouof persons not memlicrs.and the
visiting list was suspended for the day
and only members admitted.
The latter course was adopted at the
large German ilub, where formerly the
.wives and fa mitlesof members were wont to
assemble on Sunday.
The adniNslon of visitors was prohibited,
and as a rule, these clubs. Including the
Arionand thcLciderkranz, were patronized
by members only. The bars were open,
but there was no method of estimating the
matter, as strangers were not allowed to
A clubman furnished the following list
of clubs that hail lliclr bars open to-day:
The Century, of vhlch Bishop Potter Is at
the head ; the Manhattan, the Union League,
ot which President Roosevelt, Mayor
Strong, and others are members; the Metro
politan (the millionaires' club), the Knlcker
bocker, and the Union.
The Republican, Democratic, and the
Players Clubs were closed tight according
to tbe same man.
HOUGH TIMES AT SEA.
I'useiigers on the City of Paris In
jured In a Storm.
New York", Sept. 15. The American line
steamship Paris reached her dock at 7
o'clock tills morning, afterha-ing spent the
night at Quarantine. The steamer exper
ienced some very rough weather last Mon
The force of the wind wassuchas to injure
several of the people aboard. One of those
Injured was John P. Hopkins, ex-mayor of
Chicago. He was thrown down in the cabin
andreceived some bruises ot Ihe leg.
Hale, or England, an Episcopal clergyman,
on his way to Boston. He was knocked
down on the deck and sustained a fracture
of the right leg.
Capt. James Eshen. of Alameda, Cal.,
a sccoiutcahln passenger, wasstandingncar
a doorway when the windsla turned thedoor
against him, cutting his scalp and bruising
his Bhoulder. The captain started for San
Seere Shocks In Xew Zealand and
a Might One In Iowa.
Vancouver, Sept. 15. The steamship
Miowcra, from Sydney, arrived yesterday.
She bring1 news of a severe earthquake in
At Taupo nearly e-ery chimney was
overthrown and houses swayed violently.
The Inhabitants were greatly alarmed and
caropyd out all night.
The road from Taupo to Kaunuh has
been completely blocked by landslides.
It was the most severe shock since the
Tarawera eruption, uine years ago.
DubJiiue. Iowa. Sept. 15. A slight earth
quake shock was felt lu this city about 3
o'clock yesterdaj morning- during a pause
In a violent storm of lightning, thunder,
hall and rain.
WAXIJEHING WILLIE'S HIKE.
He Offers It for Sale Too Cheap mid
Is lr Jail.
(Special to The Times )
Manassas, Va., Sept. 15. A young man,
giving his name as James Moore, looks like
a tramp, is held here In Jail for ofrcrlng a
nearly new bicycle, name the Bohemian,
for which he says he paid In Philadelphia.
S90 and offers It for S10.
Ilesayshecamefrom Alexandria yesterday
andisonhis wayto Atia-ata.Ga. Heclaims
Philadelphia as ills home.
The number of the wheel Is 0S30, manu-
Morgan & Wright tires and Garford saddle.
rilOF. IULEY'S FD.VEnAL.
Details HaveXot Been Concluded, hut
It May Occur To-morrow.
No details for the fuLeral of Trof. C V.
Riley, who died Saturday evening at his
residence, 2135 Wyoming avenue, have yet
Mr Charles Conzelman, brother ot Mrs.
Riley, arrived In the city last evening from
St. Louis and will remain until after the
Inlcrmenc. ., ,. .
Owing to the absence from the city of
so many of the mostintimatefriendsorthe
deceased. It would be impossible for
some of the details to be effected without
delay. It vas 6tated by an intimate friend
of the family last evening, however, that
It was not at all probable that the funeral
service would take place before to-morrow,
or perhaps later.
lleform In Oklahoma.
Guthrie, O. T., Sept. 15. Tho United
Stati-s grand jury at Pawnee has re
turned forty-three Indictments Tor pension
frauds against leading county officials,
attorneys, and a pension agent. The find
ing or the Jury exposes a gigantic conspiracy
to rob the government, and creates a great
Wnshiiigtonlnns In '- York.
(Special to Tbc Times.)
New York, Sept. 15. The following
Washingtonlansare registered in New York:
Gen. Thomas L. Casey, U. S. A.; MUs M.
L. Rogers, Miss E. Underbill, Tark Avenue;
R. N. Batchelder, Firth Avenue; O. O.
Stcalcyand vU"c, R.GoWschmld, Hoffman;
H. B. Brown, Alliemarle; E. M. FLinnery,
Broadway Ceiitr.il; B. F. Gilbert, D. O. Ray,
E. Stevens. E. De Knight, Astor; M. McII.
Hull, Imperial; Dr. and Mrs. R. Jenkins,
G E. Lennou, Holland; Mrs. J. Rosecrans,
J. W. Harper, W. Jones, St. Stephens; Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Spencer, New .Amsterdam;
F. J. O'Neill. S. E. Scuter, St. Cloud; Mr.
and Mrs. S. 11. Allen, Murray Hill; Mr. and
Mrs. II. II. Carter, Marlborough; lLDimlck,
St. Duils; T. Kclbaugh, Coleman; J. T.
McElhonc, Sturtcvanf, E. T. Price, II. J.
Read, Continental; Mrs. W. A. SavIIle,
Ecklngton Line Engages a Bi?
Gang of Wen forlhe Work.
BEGIN AT SEVENTH STKEET
Times Fight on the Trolley Magnates
JtfHUlts In the People's Fnor Law
to Be Obeyed After Many Broken 4
Promises mid. Lon;r Delays Star's
The triumph of The Times over th
trolley will be complete this morning, when
the Ecklngton and Soldiers' Home FJec
trie Railroad will begin to tear down the
poles on New York avenue.
The company has ordered a contractor
with a force of men to report at 7 o'clock
this morning at Seventh street and New
York avenue, when ami where the first
ot the obstructions will be dug up, and
then in order all of the nuisances in turn.
The contractor for this work is Mr. M.
F. Talty, of No. 300 M street northeast.
He ivas called on last night, and while
be was not very communicative, he ad
mitted that he had received Instructions
from the general office ot tbe trolley
company to proceed to Seventh street and
New York avenue with a gang or men at
7 o'clock this morning, vhcre be will
receive the necessary orders.
GIVEN HIS ORDERS.
Mr. Talty would not say who gave him
the lii-tructions, but It was not Mr. Ham
iltou K. Gray. Mr. Talty thought the gen
tlcmau who lert the notice was one of thesub
otfieers. The contractor was asked If ho
would employ a large lorce or men and ir he
bad a sutlicicut number engaged. He
tald that the gang would not be very large
and in Mis opinion about forty men could
takedown tbe pules in three cays.
The contract was doted late Saturday
It is not all unlikely that the line ot
hands will be very largely increased to-day
and that the poles may be removed by
mldnigtic This would be to the advan
tage or the company, as it would enable
them to make ihe liore car c-onLcctlon
early In the week from Filth street to Flor
The iKiles for the present vlll te stored
at tbe power bouse, and will no doubt be
available for further coustructiiih pur
poses by the company.
Tbe company has also cl,ed a contract
for tbe equipment of Its lines in the city
with electric motive ixiwer.
This contract has been awarded td E.
Saxton, the street-car railway contractor,
and the work or equipping the line will
be begun as soon as the- F street line is
rinlshed. The work on the r street line
will take aboat twelve months t be car
ried to completion, and then the Ecklngton
and Soldiers' Horne line will be beguu.
XOT TO BE-DELAYED.
It has been agreed taat the work shall
not be begun until then because the con
tractor does csjjelleve 'bat sufficient la
borers can be secured to do" both Jobs
that enough men can be secured, then
at tbe same time, but it it Is nsct-rtalLed
die work on the Eckiugton liuo is not to
The taking down ot these poles is the
direct ersult or the attack of The Times
the company. For teeral years there has
been a strong sentiment in this city against
tho trolley but the company has bad its own
That the company hashadits own way isa
sufficient commentary on the po"ver ot the
press ot Washington until The Times
entered the arena. The newspaiwrs which
have recently trumpeted their claim to the
-ictory over the trolley, weretrlcearoused
rrom their inactivity jat critical moments
in the right. They were cither iviirully or
Ignomutiy blind to the raise legal iicsltlon
assumed lu the courts by the company.
The whole contention ot the c enlnc con
temporary or The Times was that the Com
missioners should lake the promises or the
companv as a guarantee or action. That
theconunsisionersdid not tollowtheadvice
or the Star is indubitably proved by the
tact that the Commissioners permitted
The Times prosecution to proceed.
THEY WISELY SURRENDERED
This prosecution meant Jail or sur
render Tor the responsible officers or the
company, and ttey very wisely surrendered
Or all this the history is so recent that it
need not be repeated here.
The people need only be told that up to
tho time that The Times extent da wruten
guarantee from the attorney of the trolley
trust that the ioles would come down, there
was not an mta ot guarantee troru any
source that the company would obey the
On the contrary, at the very t:n:e that
a wearied people was being told by the
Star that the company would take down
the poles. Attorney Ihdout had ip-i.iy de
clared that he reserved the right in The
Times' case to ask lor a couiiiuance until
Later on be thrcatcrcd to make a Jury
case or It m d the jury would not be ob
tainable until the 23d intlant nt tbe
The truth is tbat the trolley company and
its quasi newspaper opponent were badly
rattled vhen 1 lie Times insisted on imme
llateaction. The Commissioners could not
arrord to be In the public eye as parties to
the diaphanous game or delay, und when
the flat went rorth go on with the case, the
company or the Star had not a peg to hang
a legal point on. The Times pressed the
court and the court did the rest.
STRIPPING THE POLES.
The work ot stripping the vircs rrom the
poles was commenced at 1:30 o'clock this
morning. Chief or the Linemen White re
ceived instructions last evening to unstr!n;
all the wires from Seventh street to Florida
avenue. . . ,
Accordingly atter the cars hod ceased
running one ot the cars was equipped as a
horse car and loaded with the ladders nnd
Implements to be used in the work. Mr.
White explained to The Times reporter that
the wires would be cut at n point about
a hundred yards west ot the ISiItlmoreand
Ohio track and Florida a-cnue.
At tlils place the wires were cut and
anchored, so that the circuit cast will tje
unbroken, while all the wires west to
Seventh street will be dead.
Arter making the cut at the point Indi
cated, Mr. White, ivith only two assistants,
rode in their private car to Seventh street,
where they began the rcstrirging ot the
wires. This is the place where the men
who are to dig up the poles will also com
Mr. White said that, owing to thelatencss
this morning atTvhich tho wink was be
gun, be did not think that he would hava
removed the poles only as far as Fifth
street by this c-ening. It will scarcely
take them more than two days to complete
the removal of both wires and poles.
Brussels, Sept. 15. By the collepse of a
a balloon at Charlerol an acron.iut named
Toulel and three passengers were mangled
London, Sept, 13. Capt.C.E.Bancrortand
Miss Margaret Kendall, son and daughter of
the favorite actors oTlhose names, wercmar
'ried to-day at All Soul's Ch-rch. Among
the guests present was the Rev. I. W. 1I1H
of New York. l
THE WEATHElt TO-DAY.
District or Columbia, Maryland and Vir
ginia, warmer; easterly winds shiftinr to
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