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THE 3IOBKiya IMEg.gy?TD.AYJEP,TJEMBEB 22, 1895.
Matters of interest to Organized
Yorkingmen of the District.
f SUNDAV, SEPTEMBER 22.
' Douglass Assembly of Steam Engineers
Sail, C09 F street.
L. A. 1304, K. of L. Times Assembly.
llulcliers' Assembly Plasterers' Hall.
1 District Assembly executive commit
tee Times bulldlnff, 11 o'clock.
, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23.
' 1-. U.. So. 100 Brotherhood of Car
penters Hall, 627 Massachusetts avenue.
L. A., 1044, K. of L. Journeyman Plas
terers riasterers' Hall, Four-arid a-lulf
street and Pennsylvania avenue.
L. A., 1748, K. of L. Carpenters and
Joiners Society Temple, Fifth and G
L. A. 3450, K.ofL., Carriage and Wagon
linkers Bunch's Hall, 314 Eighth street.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMUER 114.
Federation of Labor Plasterers' Hall,
Four-and-a-half street and Pennsylvania
Building Trades' Council Co'tello's.
Mosalo and Encaustic Tile Layers Hall,
331G E street northwest,
WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMUER 23.
L. U., Nor. 1, Carpenters, Joiners, and
Stalrbuilders -Hall, 413 Tenth street.
L. A. 2031, Tin and Sheet Iron Workers
Plasterer.' Hall, Four-and a-h.ilf street
and Pennsylvania avenue.
Fapcrhangers' Protective AfEocialion
Harris' Hall, Seventh and D streets.
L. A. 1173, K. or L., -Cement Workers
Harris' Hall, Seventh and D streets.
Pioneer Asenllly, K. of L., Laundry
Workers Hajden Building, Four-and-a-hair
lialf street and Pennsylvania avenue.
, THURSDA Y, SEPTEMBER 2G.
District Assembly, No. GG, Knights of
Labor Plasterers' Hall, Kiur-and-a-half
street and Pennsylvania avenue.
Carpenters' Council Hall, No. G27
L. U. No.."i, numbers' and Gas Titters
Elks' Hall, Ninth and Prunylvana menue.
Fresco Fnlnters Hall, No. 1230 Sev
Galvanized Iron and Cornice Workers
Hall, No. 737 Seventh 6treet northwest.
Protective Street Railway Union
Hunch's Hall 314 Eighth street.
FKIDA Y, SEPTEMUER 27.
Bricklayers' Union, No. 1 Bricklayers'
llali, Seventh and L streets.
L. A. 1798, K. of L., Journeymen House
Talnters Harris' Hall, Seventh and D
L. A. 4890, K. of L., Eccentric Associa
tion of Steam Engineers Bunch's Hall, No.
314 Eighth street northwest.
Stonecutters' Association Cost ello's
Clerks' Assembly, K. of L Hall over
Nordlinger's store, Georgetown.
Electrical Viorfcers Hall, No. 827
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28.
L. A. 2.170. Sailors riasterers' Hall,
Four-jud a-lialf street and Pennsylvania
Cigar Makers' Union. No. 110. Hall,
No. 737 Seventh street northwest.
Bakers' anil Confectioners' Union, No.
118 Manncrchor Hall, No. 827 Seventh
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Representatives from thirty-seven labor
organizations answered to roll call at the
weekly meeting of the Federation of Labor
last Tuesday evening. President McIIugh
occupied the chair, and the proceedings,
-which were full of Interest, extended to
a late hour of the night.
Credentials were presented from two re
cently organized assemblies of the Knights
of Labor viz.. The Times Assembly, com
posed of the employ of The Times, and
Iconoclast Assembly, composed of printers
and Allied Trades. A favorable report hav
ing been made on the admission of Undele
gates, they were duly admitted and obli
gated. The alleged violation of the eight hour
law on the work of erecting ail addition to
the Government Printing Office was taken
up and discussed, and from the evidence pre
sented it was the opinion of the delegates
that the case was a clear violation of the
law. A proposition was offered that a com
mittee be appointed to wait on President
Cleveland and request him to issuea procla
mation calling attention to the provision
of the law, and also to instruct the Attorney
Giueral to prosecute the Government Print
ing Office case. This method of proceeding
in the case was decided to lie too slow. It
"was determined, therefore, to appoint a
committee to secure the evidence against
the contractor and to begin prosecution
Immediately. On motion a committee was
appointed to take under consideration the
advisability of applying to the American
Federation of Labor for a charter.
President McIIugh denied statements
which had been published using his name
in connection with t'.e featibility of affili
ating with the American Federation.
The committee on establishing a labor
bureau and workingmen's library made its
report, which was to the effect that the
committee had determined that the plan
was feasible, and would recommend that
the matter be referred to the locals for ap
provnl. The cocuuittce. In connection with
its report, stated that a prominent building
on F street, centrally located, could be se
cured, which, with very Mtle alteration,
would not only terie as headquarters for
the bureau and as library, but also accom
modate all of the locals with meeting-rooms.
It was also the opinion of the committee
that the cost of renting the building would
not be any more than the- aggregate now
paid by the respective locals. The commit
tee nlro suggested that a fair be held in
the building toward defraying the expenses
of the bureau and library. The matter was
referred to the locals, with the request that
those favoring the scheme appoint a repre
tontative on the committee.
The special committee appointed to see
Mr. Albaugh, In reference to employing
union men on his new opera house, reported
that an interview had bcerThad, but no
definite answer would be given till next
The Plasterers' Assembly presented a set
of resolutions positively refusing to em
ploy the Marine Band, so long as MrrTan
ciulll remains in charge.
The contract committee reported that
nil differences between Mr. N. Antli and
organized labr had been satisfactorily ad
justed, and, on motion, tiis name was taken
off the unfair list.
Owing to the lateness of the hour, the
regular order of business, taking up the
reports of local organizations, was dis
pensed "with and several-important craft
matters did not receive attention. It is
the opinion of many delegates that tills
order should have been brought up earlier
in the evening and steps will be taken to
bring this about.
r DISTRICT ASSEMBLY.
The regular meeting of the District As
sembly was held last Thursday evening.
Master Workman Simmons opened the
meeting, but stated that he desired to at
tend the meeting ot the Protective Street
Hallway-Union, and therefore the Worthy
Foreman was requested to take charge of
The principal business before Hie meet
ing was the consideration of the report
of the committee on the proposed labor
bureau and workingmen's library. The
committee went luto a full explanation of
the aims and objects of this Important In
stitution; how it was to be conducted,
the number ot'booVs promised, etc The
report was well, reoolted ADd referred to
Ihe local assemblies for approval.
Several locals anticipating the favor
able report-of-tho committee, had already
Indorsed the proposition and were ready
to bear their part of the expense that
may have to be Incurred. The Musical
Assembly had taken up the question of
raising funds"fdr the "bureau at their last
meeting, and. the members were prepared
to volunteer their services In getting up
a grahd concert and to devote the gros
receipts toward the support of the bureau.
The giving of a fair was also considered,
the general opinion as to that proposition
being that a handsoino amount would be
realized. It was stated that while ncarly
every secret organization, military com
pany, club, etc., in this city had given a
fair, and had been llbi-cally assisted by
the business men, the labor organizations
had never appealed to them in this dlreo
lion, and knowing the laudable purpose ol
the undertaking, the delegates were of the
pinion that the merchants would respond
cost generously. The committee will con
tlnue to meet every Monday evening In The
Times' building, until relieved by the per
niancnt committee, which it is suggested,
shall be appointed directly from the locals.
The question ot assisting the Laundry
Workers in their fight against the so called
"Pearl" Laundries, aroused considerable
discussion. It was stated that the name of
"Pearl" Laundry was a fake or the first
water; that there was no such laundry In
this city, but the signs that were displayed
bearing that name, with their cut-rate
advertisements, were used to deceive and to
draw custom from reliable laundries that
had agencies in ihelocations where the signs
were displayed. The delegates were ot the
opinion that ail friends of organized labor
should be requested not to allow any of
those fake advertisements to be placed in
front of their places of business. The matter
vas referred to the executive committee of
the District Assembly and the Laundry
Under call of local .assemblies all of
tile locals that had not previously reported
on the recent action of the District Assem
bly, report ed that the niacins of the'Ki klnr-
ton road, Kernnn's and Allen's Theaters
on the unrair list had been unanimously
Bakers' Drivers reported three initiations
and four propositions atthelrlast meeting.
They had also indorsed the labor bureau and
had made appropriation, as requested by
the bureau committee.
Carpenters' delegates reported indorse
ment of the bureau scheme and had also
piade an appropriation.
Clerks' Assembly reported three initia
tions and two propositions for member
ship. Laundry Workers reported large at
tendance at their- open meeting, which
was attended witli good results. The
assembly In executive session had initiated
a large number or candidates to full mem
bership. The assembly is now considering a
plan whereby ail union laundry work can
be easily recognized.
The Plasterers presented their resold
lions condemning the action or the leader
of the Marine-Baud as .noted lntlie Federa
tion proceedings. The resolutions were
unanimously Indorsed';- The delegates
also reported names of candidates for mem
Tin and' Sheet Iron Workers reported
that the work in their crafts which was
being done on the new store of the
being done on the new stoic; of the Emer
son Shoe Company was being done by
non-unlon labor. It was stated that the
Emerson Company had declared In writing
haL-the Jilk,wtHildJe done by union
labor, but all the work done since re
ceiving that letter had been done by non
union men. Referred to the executive com
mittee. Plate Printers reported n good meeting.
They have indorsed the Plasterers' reso
lutions on the Marine Band; also had ap
propriated the amount requested tiy the
labor bureau committee and had ap
pointed members to serve on the com
mittee. Delegates from the Musical Assembly
reported three initiations In three different
languages, and one reinstatement nt their
Barbers reported a good meeting, two
Initiations and three reinstatements, and
the assembly in a flourishing condition.
The delegates from the Eccentric En
gineers reported names of candidates for
Butchers reported that their next meet
ing would be held next Sunday in the
The executive commi'.tpe reported that
the committee was in session nearly all ot
last Sunday. An agreement had been
signed and accepted from Mr. N.Auth; also
an agreement had been effected with Eise
man Bros., clothiers, who have agreed to
pay the scale of wages requested by the
The committed, recommended that the
agreements be accepted. ty the District
Assembly, and that all differences against
those firms be declared amicably settled.
The recommendation of the committee was
The committee also had an Infeavlcw
with proprietors ot different laundries In the
city, the result of which was that an in
vitation had been extended to them to
attend the open meetings ot the Laundry
Workers' Assembly, which has been ac
cepted. The meeting had since been held
and had been attended with great success.
Thecommlttee had alsosecu red affidavits
from the driver of a wagon that delivered
unfair lard to a prominent bakery, but as
the matter had been settled, tlie sworn
statement -was placed on file for future
reference. The committee had also at
tended to several other matters ot import
ance, but which it was thought best not to
make public at thlsttrne.
Thecommittee on reception of delegates to
thegeneral assembly, reported that it would
meet at the committee-rooms in The Times
Building at 7 o'clock next Monday evening.
During the report mnde from locals, it
appeared that the committees from the
Painters ancf Cigarmakcrs had been very
active during the week visiting the assem
blies. The Painters are out In a crusade
against theunfairtbeaters.andnre meeting
with much success, in securing Indorse
ments and moral support.
The Cigar Makers' are -visiting the locals
la the Interest of the union-made cigar,
and are also receiving much assurances
from the- members.
On Monday evening the Labor Bureau
committee met and formulated Its report,
which was presented to the Federation of
Labor the next evening. The bureau
plan is meeting with much success among
the tnembers,.nnd. In fact, among nil classes
that have given the question any consider
ation. Tlie matter is now in the bands of
local organizations for approval or dis
approval. While it is thought that nearly
all of tlie locals will approve of the scheme,
still a negative vote will not prevent the
scheme frorh being developed. It is well
known that a sufficient number of locals
will indorse the plan and go ahead, regard
less of those that do not favor the scheme.
At the meeting on Monday evening, the
committee on hall reported that several
buildings had been inspected, tlie owners
ot which ar6 very desirous of either rent
ing or selling. Wlille no particular build
ing had been selected, still tiie committee
would suggest that aspoclalinvestlgatlon Be
-made as to one ot the buildings reported
on. This building was centrally located,
well built, and with very little alteration
could be made to accommodate nearly
every latior organization in the District of
Columbia with halls to bold their meet
ings. In addition to this, the building Is large
Which Is Self-EYident-The
Specialist Cares When the
Dr. Walker Is the Leading
Specialist of America on
Chronic and Nervous
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSULT HIM
He Cures His Fees Are Low
Consultation Free He
Prepares His Own
AMONG THE VAST
Number of persons whom Dr. Walker has
cured, and who wisli the public to know
ot it, may be mentioned Mr. I. C. Small
wood, who says:
"1 have lived In Washington all my life.
For five years 1 hve been employed in
tlie Navy Yard, the past two years as en
gineer in tiie gun shop, l'or a long time
I liavo been greatly troubled with bron
chial catarrh, unable to obtain relief
from doctors or advertised remedies. As
I was personally acquainted witli a num
ber of Dr. Walker's pjtlcnts, who all
spoke in tlie highest terms of him and his
methods of treatment, I finally placed
myself under his care, and the result has
been more than I could hope for. I most
heartily recommend all sufferers to him.
Mr. II. C. Lamkln, of No. 01 M street
southeast, received an injury to tlie great
sciatic nerves and became paralyzed in tiie
leg. He was for a long time a patient
in one of the large hospitals. Tlie phy
sicians said lie had moiuflcgu and would
be a cripple for life. Artcr leaving tlie
hospital and dragging himself about for
some time lie called on Dr. Walker. That
eminent, specialist, after a careful examin
ation, said lie could be cured. Dr. Walker
began treating the case at once and as
a result the function of the limb returned,
recovery of both motive and sensory iower
leing complete. This is certainly a re
markable case and one which alone would
attract public attention, but when If; Is
backed up by so many brilliant cures
covering tlie whole field of chronic dis
eases thtre can be no wonder that Dr.
Walker is Justly ranked as the greatest
physician of our day. He has met and con
quered chronic disorders, it seems that
a week cannot go by without some start
ling cure coming to light.
Toiing or middle-aged men suffering'
from the effects of their own follies, vices,
or excesses, or men contemplating mar
riage who are conscious of any impedi
ment or disqualification, or those who
feel, their youthful vigor and power de
clining, should consult Dr. Walker, who
has been the means ot restoring hundreds
of such unfortunates to health, strength
Dr. Walker may be consulted free of
charge, personally or by letter. His well
known sanitarium at 1-111 Pennsylvania
avenue, adjoining Willard's Hotel, Is open
dally for consultation and treatment -Of
fice hours 10 a. m. to 0 p. m.; Wednesday
and Saturday evenings, 7 to8; Sundays, 10
Charges for treatment very low.
All interviews and correspondence sa
credly confidential. No cases made public
wtihout consent ot patients.
enough for the Labor Bureau and Library.
From investigations made by the committee
it was ascertained tli.it the building could
be bought at a low figure, or if rented, it is
thought it could be leased at a lower figure
than is now being paid torrent by the local
The plan as suggested by the committee
Is that. If tnc bureau iK'iMaljlislKil.anoff ice
room be fitted up witli suitable registers
for the names of those deserving employ
ment and for those desiring help; to have
telephone attachments, a permanent clerk
and perhaps a messenger boy. The library
rooms are to be kept open all clay and till
10 o'clock at night. When the bureau Is an
established fact it is to be widely adver
tised among the contractors and business
men of the city. The committee is of the
opinion that the bureau will bo the means
of putting the employer and employe in di
rect communication with each other, which
will be a mutual benefit to both.
A URI.LiaKItCNT HOOSTEK.
He GiinrdH a Fnrmcr'H Hohmj Dnrlmj
the Ab-euce of the Family.
One of the agents of the American Bible
Society recently related tlie following ex
traordinary incident of his trip through
Franklin County, from which he had Just
returned. There is a small farming commu
nity up there among the hills, somewhat re
mote from the regular routes ot travel, and
which is known in the vicinity as tlie "Black
The Bible agent visited the neighborhood
and walked up into the dooryard of the first
house. There seemed to be no one at home,
but before he had time to knock at the door
he was surprised and startled by a most fe
rocious and unexpected attack
A big Plymouth Rockroostcrcamcathim
like a battering ram, with lowered bill and
flapping wings. The Bible agent recovered
himself and kicked out frantically at the
enemy. Luckily his foot struck It In the
breast and over went the rooster. But the
fierce old ciattcrer was up and at him again
like a flash.
This time a well-directed kick sent the
bird rolling over and over. But it galh
eredilselt together for another rush, and the
Bible agent seized a hoe that was leaning
against the house and raised it on high. This
somewhat daunted the rooster. It stopped
short, raised itself on its toes, gave utter
ance to three deriant crows and then re
treated In good order with a stately tread.
The Bible agent soon found that there was
nobody In the house. As hu-contlmied on
his "way he soon met some men In the hay
field. He shouted out: "Look here, if you
don't look out for that rooster of yours
ne'll kill somebody or get killed himself."
At this the men almost rolled on the
ground with laughter. One of them came
up and explained that the boys liud so
plagued the fierce old resistor that he had
become as ugly and aggressive as any sav
The uniformed official bootblack has be
come a regular institution, and is now one
of the aristocrats of his profession. He
Ijolds forth In the large office building
whcreln-no other ot the shining craft is ad
mitted. The iiolisher, adorned in blue, and
ijrass, rakes in shekels lively and considers
himself a first-rate man of business. In
Some of tbeof flee buildings with populations
of 2,000 he has a Tegular establishment
witaacorpsof underlings, to wbomhcGtands
in kingly relation.
A ? ;T 'Y S .
Protective Street-Jailway Union
and How it Was Formed.
SKETCH , OF ITS OFFICERS.
Orstunlzed With Nineteen Member,
It Now Huh .1,28:1, TIiohkIi Not Two
Ye-nrs Old Its ObJectB and lntcii
tloiui Several StrlHe Averted by
It Officer Men Who Lend It.
On the 22d day of December, 1664, in
the small hours ot the morning, nineteen
employes of the Metropolitan Street Hall
way Company mel in ths Typographical
Temple, 423 O street northwest, and ex
tending to enc li other the right hand of fel
lowship and fraternal Ibvc, solemnly pledged
themselves that they vould.staud together
for mutual protection and assistance.
Ucaiizlug that they Were face to face with
n problem that would require heroic work
to solve, these gallant few began working
to find -a method of solution. How to ob
tain fair wages and proper treatment for
efficient services faithfully performed was
the principal problem thnt-confrotrted them.
Experience had lauriit these men that a?
individuals they stood helpless and alone.
TlionmnJ. Ijiwri-ncc, I'rcsldeut Iro-
tytl o M reet Itnllwny Union.
Some one uttered the mr.?Ie word "organ
ize," and light Instantly began toTippear.
Tlig.-rvkijll was, the formatiiui, of the.
Protective Street Itailway Union of the
District of Columbia, i -.-.-
UAPID AND STEADY GROWTH.
iion to the union by all" the'ttrect rad
roads or this city, it, has steadily increased.
In strength, until Aiday the book of
membership shows thal'328 names appear
on the roll In good standing.
Simultaneously with tlie birth of the
union was Its recentlfcn into public 'fa
vor. The people of this city recognized
in the Protective-Railway Union a body
of intelligent men, wln were honestly en
deavoring to Improve, their conditions,
jiental, moral and Ilurttici.il. That much
.las been accomplished n this dirtction is
Dot only recognized by,, the public, but ac
acknowledgod by their employers.
The rapid strides ln-tjq7vay of progress
mado by the union, havebeen of the mux.
' 'In the meetings of the union allqucstlons
pertaining to ihe'intcrcs'ts of tlie members
are Intelligently discussed and the inrni
brEhiii is'cxbortccLlQ?driiirin Its oowirrto
;clevnte its calling $ thcttjlgnest standard,
the approbation they have gained.
UNION NOT ANTAGONISTIC.
TberejBa.prevafling sentiment amongl.he
respective 'railroad corporations In this city
that the union is antagonistic to their In
terests. To this the union makes an em
phatic denial, which is evidenced by the fact
that the union has put itself on record as
being in favor of amicable adjustments ot
labor differences J preference to strikes
nnd boj colts.
In tlie montli, ot June last, however, a
strike was forced mi the union by the Ana
costia company, which was unparalleled
In the history if strikes for the orderly
manner In which Itivus conducted consid-,
erlng the time of its duration. A collision
with. sonic iiftheotherrnllwjiy corpora tlons
has several times been aj-ertcdjjy-thc cool-
ncaoeu iornearance 01 cue leauers or tuo
While the tijiion as yet is not connected
with any national irgafiizatio'n, it is af
filiated with IhelocalFcderationc-f Labor,,
and is-rcpresen'.od by five delegates, one
of whom was unanimously chosen second
AFFAIRS OFTHE UNION.
The affairs ot thp.jiiplon are conducted
by a bet of tireless''.ftiM earnest workers.
Thomas J. Lawrence, its president, U
"iiirty years old, ot military appearance,
snd employed by ttrjjiMropiMltnn Railroad
Company as conduqtiirfpn IhcF street line,
lie is a good parliamentarian, strict dis
tiplinariau, nnd-haj'ploved hiniseif-worthy
f the office he nowhplcjs.
William F. Denien'tii.tihe recording secre
tary, is employed ontheColumbia' Railroad
as conductor. Thougli only comparatively a
young member be Jja by his gentlemanly
bearing and zeal won tthe confidence and
esteem of all his fellow-niembers. -
F. M. Dent, fiifa'ncial secretary, while
still a young man,3sVne of tho oldest em
ployes of tlie Metropolitan Company. Ho
is one of the most active workers in tlie
union. He is a good orator, witli a clear
voice and his arguments arc forcible and
convincing. Mr. Dent is also second-vice
president of the Federation of Labor. - As
members to be especially adapted on account
of his unyielding, perseverance and quick
Missed an Opportunity.
"Say, cull, I saw an awful chump Jes'
" 'Ow'e datr
"Ho Toll in a fit an. let cm bring 'Im to
widjes'onedrink?" N.T, Recorder.
Masculine Benefit of Now Women.
The drawing era of woman Is a very
fortunate thing for tome men, for heaven
knows what would become ot them If the
wives did not earn the living. Cass County
50 VISITING CARDS fOR 25 CENTS.
Fully Equal to Engraving.
All Kinds of Printing Cheap.
Harry Park, Printer, 920 f.
DISTRICT jfllDlffi BOYS
One Week's News and Gossip
Around Local Armories.
Tlie officers of the Department of Rifle
Practice meet to-morrow evening in the
lecture room at brigade bcadcpiarters.
They will discuss the arrangements for
official practice at the range. During
the week tlie orders providing for It will
After this matter lias been decided the
affairs of the National Rifle Association
will be taken up. It is the intention of the
department to make the association na
tional in its aims as well as in Its name. To
accomplish this several things will he done.
The National Guard of Maryland is to be
'invited to use the range. It is located in
Maryland, and the boys over there have
no chance of exercising themselves in rifle
practice. It is true that Fort McIIenry
Is at tbeirservice, but the range there is for
only 200 yards. If the Maryland Guardac
oep ts the of f era schedule can be arranged at
In addition the government lias signified
Its intention of using the range at Oidway
for its troops stationed at Fort Mycr This
will give them all the chance for practice
that 1'iey want. No definite time has been
arranged for yet.
At tlie meeting tomorrow night the
inspectors ot rifle practice will also
discuss tl.e advisability of securing a r.um
berof ring targets. These will befortheuse
of the association on Saturdays There
'are a number of marksmen in the city who
are anxious to try their hands again at such
shooting, and it is to obl'ge them thut the
new targets will be procured. The desire
Is to make the range satisfactory to every
one. If you belong to the association Just
make your wants known and tome one will
help you out Thenieeting,theii,to-morrow
nigh twill beoneofagrcntdealofimportance.
A WLND CLOCK.
Lieut. Hulterly, ot Company A, En
gineer Corps, is about tlie biibiest man In
tlie guard on range matters. He has his
hands full Just now constructing a wind
clock. The Engineer Corps donated the
inalerFal, and Lieut. Huttcrly is making
It will be placed at the 300-yard range
and will stand atiout twenty-five feet
high. The dial will be about five feet In
diameter, and the hand Is about three
and one-half feet long. Surmounting the
d(al will be a vane "six or seven feet long,
and'this will move as the wind, blows.
In turn the vane moves the hantTand tho
direction ot the wind can thus be easily
determined by the marksman.
-' Tlie need of such a clock has liecn felt
.ever since the range was ojiened. When
Major Harries was asked about it he
said nothing could be done until next
year. Tlie work oT preparing the new
practice grounds had used up all the ap
propriation. But when the Engineer Corps
offered to present the clock to the range
Major Harries most cheerfully gave his
Lieut. Harvey, of the eorpR, who has
been in Minnesota for some weeks, was
much interested In tlie Sea Girt shoot.
He takes great Interest in rifle practice
anyhow, and is very proud of the record
made by the Engineers.
He has written to friends in the city,
and in one of his letters said he had
been trying to get up a match between
the crack shooting comp"any of Minne
sota, Company C, First Regiment. He
thought In skirmish they could give tlie
Engineers a hustle, but otherwise the
boys could beat them. It was all knocked
in the head, though, by the Hilton trophy
score; that frightened the Minnesota boys
The Massachusetts men, who have held
the world's record before in this match,
are determined to get the record back in
ttieir State. They have already begun to
form their team, which will-try to beat
the score made by the home team. They In
tend to practice all winter, and hope to
be in elegant shape. What will the Dis
trict boys be doing all this time?
A MILITART FUNERAL.
Troop A buried one of its members with
military honors last Sunday afternoon.
It was the second death of an actlvemember
since the formation of tlie company. Tho
services were held at 2 o'clock at Bethany
Chapel, Thirteenth street and Ohio avenue,
and the interment was in Congressional
cemetery. Tlie trooper burled was Private
Walter Acton, killed at the new Library
building n few davs before.
Forty troopers turned out, under com
mand ot Capt. Harry Barbour. The firing
squad of eight was under command of Sergt.
Simpson. Tlie pallbearers were Privates
While, Douglass, Smith, Poetzmaii, Gard
ncr, and Ragland. The troop marched to
the mother's home, Fifteenth and C streets
northwest, and escorted the body to the
church. Here it was carried through a
lane of troopers with amis at present.
After the services the funeral process
sion was formed. First came the firing
squad. Then followed the hearse, with
three pallbe-arersan each side; then a horso
with arms and equipments tied to the
saddle and boot in tho stirrup reversed.
Then came the troop, followed by the
Itwasa vcryimprcsslvcsccne Troopers
in full dress marching slowly after tho
riderless horse. Large crowds 'watched
tho procession as it moved slowly along.
At the cemetery a salute was fired over
the grave and the buglers sounded taps.
This was the troop's tribute to a comrade
who was a universal favorite. On tho
March down through VirglniaandMaryland
last summer he enlivened many n campfire
by bis sweet singing, and something was
very wrong Indeed if there were not
urgent calls for more.
IN THE FIFTH.
Major Suess has Issued his first orders
for the fall. He says:
Active work 'In the battalion will be
during the winter as follows: Battalion
drill and parade, fatigue uniform, first
Monday in each month. Assembly of com
panies 3 p. m adjutant's call 8:15 p. m.
Company drill and guard mounting on the
second, third, fourth and fifth Monday
of each month. Assembly of companies
8 p. m. Hour of guard mounting to be
published from time to time. Battalion
drill, however, may be ordered on any
company drill nights.
Company store rooms must be kept in a
neat. and cleanly condition.
manship have been made, but not enough to
warrant the efforts put forth to Increase
the efficiency in that direction, and all of
ficers and e-nlisted men are again urged
to strain every nerve to bring up the mem
bership to a high standard of efficiency in
tliis important duty. Corporal Maurice
Appleby, Company 3, Is the winner of last
year's Individual medal, hence-a-new one
will beprocured at an earlydate, which will
be shot for under the same'ruies and con
ditions as goverened'thevountest lost year.
To Company A especial praise is due In
thrice winning the company "rifle trophy,"
which now becomes their property. A
second trophy Will be secured ami shot for
during the coming year.
Company D, the Junior of the command,
deserves great praise for the" manner in
which they set the pace for the bittalion
In drilling last year.and by hard audearn est
work carried off the championship of the
battalion. Corporal Sargent, Company A,
holds the Individual championship of the
battalion, and stands ready to defend it.
HILTON TROPIiy BACK.
The Hilton trophy is back. In the Dis
trict again. But little time was lost In
sending It on from 'Pennsylvania. At
Sea Girt the adjutant general of the guard
of Pennsylvania told CuL Mosher that he
would forward the trophy Just, as soon as
he received official notification of the
The adjutant general of New Jersey
was evidently very prompt in his notifica
tion, because the trophy arrived Friday.
It was placed in the armory right oppo
site the door of the general's headquarters.
Col. Mother wanted to place the trophy
down town somewhere. lie acknowledged
the proper place for it was in the armory,
but he thought It was rather hidden away
by lielng placvd there. It Is perhaps best
as it is.
The members of the First Battalion arc
becoming quite a 'decorated set of men.
At the fifty-ninth anniversary of the com
mand eighteen service medals were dis
tributed. Three of these were'for twenty
four j ears service,. and are the first ever
given out. The men receiving medals were
as follows: '
Twenty-four Tears Col. William O.
Moore, MaJ. B. U. Ross and Lieut, r. J.
Duffy, Company D.
Fifteen jears Capt. C. II. Ourand, Com
pany C, and Sergt, G. F. McAvoy, Com
Nine years Lieutenant C. II. Kettler,
Company C; Sergt L. T. HolseantCompany
B; Corporal U. T. 3t,ott. Company B;
and Corporal J. T. Burdlue, Company C.
Six years Sergt, II. F. Leach, E. L.
Phillips and J. F. Janezeck. Company A;
Private S. F. Crown, Company A; Private
W. J. Thorowgood, Company D-: and
Privates W. D. Davidge, Jr., M. L. Smith
and A. G. White, Company B.
Private Smith hobbled up to the dress
parade to receive his medal on crutches.
He had broken liLs leg, and this was al
most the first time he had been mit since.
He was determined not to lose his chance
and he didn't
Drills have been resumed In the First
Battalion and this command leads off
wltii the fip-t drill under the new army
tactics. Of course, the maneuver of arms
was the only part taken up. Capt. Ourand
tried It with his men Tuesday "night and
found It worked like a charm. He Is very
much in love with it himelf, and the men
were more ttiau pleased. They seem to
think it will give them more show: Jn fancy
One of the most interesting changes is
the doing away with carry arms. There
Is no such movement now. Then at the.
right anil left shoulder the man carries
Ills piece barrel up. Just as If he were
going out hunting. It "is likely that 'Gen.
Ordway will soon Issue an order that all
the Guard shall use the new tactics. Capt.
Ourand says one night nearly put his
mciuin good shape.
THE RIFLES RECRUITING.
Company B, Second Battalion, the Na
tional Rifles, is having a boom. During
the hot weather but little drilling was
done, though the boys seem to have been
active in other ways. Recruits have been
offering themselves until enough are on
hanil to form a second company, ino
question bothering the Rifles now. Is
whether to incorporate the new men with
a second company or take them in the
present and almost double up. It is prob
able this matter will be decided at tho
next compauy meeting, one week from
Rumor sas that a large part of the
Second company Is to come from the old
Fencibles. It is said that a numbcrof the
the various companies of the guard. Some
ol t he leading members of thecompnny. how
ever, deny this. They say only one man
in good standing has left. They add,
though, that a number of members who
failed to pay their dues have threatened
to get up a new company, etc. This is
only given as gossip. No one can be
found to verify or deny! the story. Capt.
Oyster, when asked about it, said:
"We have nearly enough men for a
This company intends to take a whirl at
the new manual ot arras to-morrow eve
ning As soon as some ot the officers and
non-commissioned officers get back tlie
men will br measured for their uniforms.-
NOTES FROM THE COMMANDS.
CompanyBThlrd Battalion, Lemon Rifles,
intends giving tome kind of a benef it. about
November 1. The Intention is to raise
enough money to go to New Orleans In Fel
ruary to thelntcrstatcdrlll. Theboysthink
they can make some people hustle and It
Is more than probable that the bos arc
right The matter is in the hands of the
following committee Sergeant Squires, Pri
vates Leo M.Cutts.C.O'IIagan, A. O'Hagan,
Gustave Eschler, F. Keefer Grate, C. E.
Ruckle and C. F. Louder.
The following resignations. have been ac-J
ccpted: First Lieutenant and Quarter
master Silas II. Klngsley, Fourth Battal
ion; Second Lieutenant Arthur Carr, Com
pany C, Third Battalion; and First Lieu
tenant Joseph II. Griffiths, Battery A.
An election has been, ordered fur captain
inCompanyD, Third Battalion, Friday even
ing. The leave of Major Gilbert Thompson, of
the Engineer Corps, has been extended three
The following have been ordered hon
orably discharged on their own application:
Privates Robert O. Ferris, Company B,
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The following have been ordered dis
charged in the interests ot the service: Pri
vates Harry U. Andrews, Samuel C.Ander
son. W. B. Applet?. Ambrose E. Brown,
Lowell Chester, Fred Dyer, Charles F. Fen
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Ternon B. Rawlhii, George IV. Shoemaker,
William Stark, and RobertT. Warden, Com
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Company D, Third battalion, is being
weeded out as tlie above discharges show.
It Is the Intention or Mj jor Wilson to make
tliis a cratk company.
Lieut. Tommason is hustling matters in
Company I), or the Sixth. He has secured
quite a number of recruits and will have a
company or markemen ready toeompeteror
Tlie Times trophy.
The new com pany In the Fifth Is coming up
all right. Just at present things are a
little quiet, owing to the illness of Mr.
King, the new commander.
Coinjiany A, Second Battalion, haB re
sumed drills. The boys are pushing their
fete along. Tlie ladles hold their second
meeting to morrow night. At this meeting
final arrangements will be completed.
The engineers now own the bronze horse
and' arc casting aroundfora suitablestable.
Capt. Wiggins, of the Cycle Corps, takes a
three days' run on his wheel up into Vir
ginia. He Etarts to-morrow and will go In
heavy marching order. He will carry three
days' rations and will camp out. In ad
dition to thirty pounds of luggage be will
carry a rifle strapped to his wheel. The
corps took in eight new members last week.
Trivates Fred W. Burnett, Robert Tj
Bradbuni, George W. .Snider, Harry H
'base and C. F.Young.of Company A, have
been ordered before the battalion board
of examiners for examination for appoint
ment as corporaltTn Company A.
Second Lieut. Tliomas IV. Williams, of
Compauy A, has returned to the city and re
potted for duty with bis company.
Lieut. Ebcrtii-spector ofrllle practice.
First Battalion, has resigned. Major Ross
has not yet chosen his successor Lieut.
Eberts will be transferred to the honorary
Lieut. Mnnson, Company B, Second Bat
talion, is off on two weeks' leave, Lieut.
Boteler has Just come home and First
Sergt. W. B. Magmder left yesterday on
a two weeks' furlough.
Major Bartlett, of the Sixth, Is olf on
thirty, days' leave.
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