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WASHOGTOX, 1). C, SATURDAY MOKNX5JG, SEPTEMBER 28, 1895.--EIGHT PAGES.
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iiioTED BY ORDER 6F ACTIHG SECRETARY OF WAR
The Sunday Times Has More
Pages than the Morning and
Evening Editions Together.
ARTICLES OF BARE MERIT
The Sunday Tijies of to-morrow-will
be as complete as usual
n its news and special features.
Without further introduction,
just read what it promises for
jour Sunday reading1:
Mimic Ships of War.
Tank to be built at tho Navy Yard to
From an Old Directory.
0.ueer thlnfs It told of Washington years
Priests on War Vessels.
Only three Catholics appointed by the.
Paying- the Water Bill.
Anecdotes about the collection of the tax
Stories of.Early Daj-s
In historic old Georgetown.
Lawyers are Learners.
They dal'y consult the volumes In the
Law Library. t
When Washington Died.
Contemronry a-count of official mourn
ing in an old paper.
Migrations of the Negro.
Not many have, deserted Dixie land.
Bishop as a Bartender.
Famous Chicago dirine's practical tem
Messenger Boys' Duties.
Queer errands on which people sand him.
Palms of Great Men.
What they tell of characteristics and rul
In Search of tlie Pole.
Xaa sen's perilous Toyage In his stanch
Growth of the Golf Fever.
Clover Women Flayers on Some Ameri
Uncle Sam's Newest Ship.
United bUtes Cruiser Brooklyn, which la
to be launched on Wednesday.
In a Hollow of the Hills.
Crete Harte's fascinating story contin
ued. Sporting Features.
Corbett Lacks Courage.
Medical experts declares his lack of sand.
Game for Bicyclists.
It comes from the West and Is already
For Feminine Readers.
Gymnastics as Flesh Re
ducers. Winter exercises to keep ono's figure In
Clubs for Winter Time.
New topics which they will discuss ovor
Furs are the Correct Thing-.
Uew to vrhleh they will bo put in toilets.
Queen of Dinner-givers.
Sirs. William Astor's banquets, and how
Dress of Stout Women.
Club formed to encourage artistic costum
ing. New Flowers of Autumn.
Some that will be brought out in the an
Lady Churchill as a Cyclist.
She has set the pace and invented a cos
tume. An Autumn of Color.
Bright fabrics will be the correct wear for
The Sunday Times costs Three
Cents. All other Sunday papers
Qood Times Corner.
Pittsburg, Sept. 27. The price of furnace
coke lias advanced, to tRkeeffect October 1,
to $l.GO per ton, nnd the II. C. Frlck Coke
Company, and other companies, In which
they are interested or control have posted
notices giving their men an advance of six
per cent, in their wages, to take effect
October 1. This will apply to about
13,000 men so far as the Trick companii s
are concerned. Should the advance be
general throughout the region, which is
likely, it will apply to several thousand
Good Templar' Meeting,
rerseverance Lodge or Good Templars
have rented Mechanics Hall, comer rour-and-a-hair
street and Fennsvlvaiiia avenue,
for public temperance meetings on Sunday
evenings, commencing to morrow. Among
the speakers engaged are A. N. Canficid,
grand cbier templar, and A .T. M.iiipin,
grand counsellor of the order, and Air.
Bclva A. Lockwood.
Murine llund Concert.
The following is the programme for the
Smccrt of the Marine Band at the White
ouso this evening, beginning at 4:30
1. Overture. "Tuttl Masehcra" Pedrottl
2. March. "King 'Cotton" Sousa
3. Song, "The Defense of Tort Mellenry."
4. March, "Belle of Washington."
G. J. Bcekcr
0. Bong, "Sing Me a Song of Home."
B. March, "Corsnella" Pickclls
7. Bong. "The Picture In My Heart"
E. J. Shope
8. March. "Little Princess". ...A. T. Harris
(Dedicated to little Miss West.)
?"Danco of the Boogie Man".. L. A. Callan
0. March. "The Fire Brigade." Mrs. Marr
11. a. Serenade Elliot Woods
b. Waltz Song Elliot Woods
12. March, "The ltltleman." D. B. Mcl-eod
13. March, "The Elks" Leo Wheat
14. Descriptive, "A Day With Troop A."
Synopsis Hustling in tie armory: 6fgna!s
previous to departure;raareh; cainptirc;
taps; repose; from night to dawn;
foraging; attack on a barnyard: the
boys enjoy a song and dance; coming
home. (By request.)
IB, "Hall Columbia" FyIcs
Fight Between Cigarette and
Plug Tobacco Manufacturers.
IT IS A BATTLE OF GIANTS
At Least u Million Dollars Has Already
lleen Lost on Each Mile Eiigll-h
Capital Enlisted In the Fight.
Washington Has Not Yi-t Heaped
Her Sliarc of the Profit.
The tobacco manufacturers, of this coun
try are engaged In a tTe-inendous fight,
and Washington is gating Itx fair portion
'of the l)encfit. At any rate, the consumer
of the weed receives very little more of
chew or smoke for Ills dollar than he did
three months ago, and yet in that time
It Is alleged the manufacturers of" plug
alone have'-lost a million dollars. The
American Toliaco Company, belter known
as the Toliacco Trust, Jtns probably thrown
to the winds much more.
Most dealers believe that Uie fight has
grown out of the disposition of the trust
to coiitrol'absoiutely the tobacco trade of
this country. It is nsse-rtesl that very little
American cap'tnl is lniested"ln this con
cern's business. Almost every dollar Is
SOLD THEIR FACTOKinS.
Duke, of North Carolina, and other
American manufacturers liavo sold out
their factories, to the company, and the
former owners are paid as American man
agers for the" company.
The business ol the company has been
chiefly Lbe makirg of cigarettes.. In tills
it has had the National Tobacco Company
as n rival, but this was not enough to keep
it inlcre-ste-d. It began lo cut prices in
plug and to put in lis goods at halt rates
wherever it appeared to have a fighting
chance to drive Out ItsTivals. It has for
three months, been offering a brand or plug
at thirteen cents, a pound which plug
manufacturers declare cannot be made for
less than nineteen cents. It has sold nearly
7,000.000 pounds at that loss, In ail
As soon as the plug makers heard what
was going on and tliatwas wltbin twenty
four hours after it began they met. They
agreed to fight. They have millions to
match the millions of the trust- Most
prominent are. the Drummond Company and
Liggett & Myers, of St. Louis; Congns
inan P. J. Sorg. Middletown, O.; Flnzcr
Bros, and the Wcisslnger Co., Louisville,
Ky.; Campbell & Cameron, Richmond, Va.;
and Lorlllard & Co.. New York. It had
been thought that Lonllard was In the
trnt, but this he Indignantly denied.
BUILDING CIGARETTE FACTORIES.
The meeting was In New York. It was
agreed that the plug manufacturers should
go into the cigantte business at once.
Liggett A Mve-ts and the hrunimond Com
pany are already iKiilding cigarette fac
tories and the other big companies will
follow suit, if neecs-ary. All have agreed
to staml togetherto thclastditch. Cigarette
machines are already ut work in several
of the factories. The drummers of the
companies aio beginning lo offer big re
ductlons on cigarettes an 1 It Is promised by
the beginning of the year to give 1,000
cigarettes free witli every fifteen pounds
Already "Old Gold" and "Honey Dew"
cigarettes are soiling here at twenty ror a
nickel, and the dealers say the war has
only Just touched Washington. What will
under the Hood of cigarettes may become a
queetlon for Congress.
Kentucky Newspapermen Have a
Great llarlscoiie In Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ua.. Sept. 27. The Kentuiky
editors were in complete possession of the
exposition again to day. Arier they grew
weary walking over the grounds and seeing
the show, the entire party repaired to the
barbecue pavilion, where theedllors reveled
in a Georgia barlieeue.
Jt was a great least, and the editors had
a rovnl time of it They will remain-here
until tomorrow night.
The exhibitors at the exposition have
pcrreeted an organization to be known as
the Exhibitors' Association of the Cotton
States and International Exposition.
Several "kkks" against evils, real or Im
aginary, were registered, but the meeting
was, a II in all, a ha rmoniou s one. The asso
ciation was formed to further the so ial
as well as the business interests of the
SOI D PATIENTS' BODIES.
Slioekl... Revelations HecardliiK St.
Louis.' Female Hospital.
St. Louis, Sept. 27. Maggie Dalton,
the alleged. servant girl thief, has made a
statement to the police concerning the
recent management of the female hospital,
the details or which arc so shocking as to
be almost incredible.
The girl gives the names of four at
taches of the hospital at the time Dr. R.
M. Kcriey was superintendent, and accuses
them of having made a practice of selling
the bodies of patients who died In lbe
Coffins filled with bricks, she says, were
palmed off on the man who buried the
dead and the bodies were stiipped away
from the city to various medical colleges.
Constitutional Convention Tries to
Incorporate It Forever.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 27. The consti
tutional convention devoted the entire day
to debate over the proposition to Incor
poratp the dispensary law in the constitu
tion and to forever provide against the re
cstnblishment of the barroom system.
It looked as IT the proposition ivould be
carried, but at 2:30 Senator Tillman made
a long speeih, calling attention to unseen
dangers and urged an'adjournment of tho
debate till to-morrow. This was agreed to.
IIOOM FOIt IMI'IIOVKIIEST.
Marquis of Londonderry' Opinion
About House of Lairds.
London. Sept- 27. Iterponding to a toast
to the House of Lords, at n banquet given
at Riprtn to-night. theMarquis of London
derry said that he thought the House of
Lords could be improved In many ways, and
he hoped that the Unionists would grapple
with st tie i quest ion. - j
The Ilourc of LordS'miglit hereafter have
to oppose llieHouse orComnions in measures
not so unpopular as the home rule measure.
Therefore lie wished it to be so strong that
no stone could be cast at Its action.
DEATHS OF A DAY".
Mobile. Ala.. Scpl-27. Capt.Il. S.Bunker,
aged ninety-five years, died to-night- He
was an old ante-bellum steamboat manand
later merchant and shinning ngenthcre.
Cincinnati. Sept. 27. Tliernas Pogue, vice
president of the H., &. S. Pogue Company,
one of the largest dealers in dry goods In
thin city, died at 1 o'clock this morning of
heart failure. Dcceafed"waa born In Ire
land sixty-four years ago.
London. Sept. 27. Harry Payne, the pan
tomime clown. Is dead.
San rranclsco, BepC-"27. Dr. James E.
Lllieuthnl, a prominent ptij slcian, member
of the Intanltv commission, and professor
of children's diseases In Hahnemann Col
lege, died this afternoon.
Montgomery. Ala., Sept.. 27. Col. D. 8.
Troy dledathlsuomohere to-day. He was
a prominent lawyer and president of the
Alabama Steamship Association. He was
Ptnt senator for Montgomery county from
1878 to 18SC.
BARACOA IS NOW BESIEGED
Insurgents Kesp Supplies Out and
Cut the Reservoir.
Iiecrults. From .Spain to Ho of Little
Vulne to the Forces Operating
Agniiis,t the Patriots-.
Santiago de Cuba, Sept. 27. Official re
ports from Guanlanamo say that on Mon
day, the lUth, a hpanisb column attacked
the rebel camp Fledrn, between the Felicl
dad and Rio Sew, occupied by 800 insur
gents under Leader Gil, and killed tigbt
of the rebels before driving, them from
Three Spanish soldiers were woundid.
When the Spaniards look possession of the
rebel camp they found several etploslve
shells buried, but they were dug up before
any damage occurred.
It In reported heic that Antonio Macco
Is moving toward the villas with 0,000
Another rumor Is to the effect that Jose
Maceo is dead or heart disease, but the
report is not credited. The government is
very silent In the matter, where" as if the
report were true, it would be published
officially with much rejoicing. .
The ree-ent re-crults from Spain are not
likely to be or any materiakbenerit to the
authorities. Of those who arrived a few
dajs ago, many have died and numerous
others are In the hospitals.
hit succumbed lo jeiiow fever within
twenty-four hoars of their landing here.
Those of the recrulUi who are yet able to
move about the streets are, because of
ibeir uncleanliuesss and drinking habits,
liable to be within hospitals or graves
within a short time.
From I!aracoa come report; showing that
city to be In a state of se-ige and threat
ened Willi extinction. The Insurgents do
not allow anything to enter the city from
the outlving districts, and If the city is
notburneil out its Inhabitants stand a good
chance of being starves! out.
On the 14lh the rebels broke the aque
duct and burned the costly elev ators w liicli
were recently built. Many biisim-ss men
with their families have left Baracoa and
come here to stay. One of them reports n."
dastardly double murder oil the streets,
of Baracoa a few dajs ago. A soldier
loaded bis gun and without any known,
cause deliberately fired at a corporal,
killing him instantly. Another soldier who
was with the corporal was also shot and
WILL SUSTAIN THE GOVEHNOn.
Texas LcuMnturo WilLPnxs'a Law
Making; Prize Fichtinc; n Felony.
Austin, Sept. 27. The proclamation Is
sued by Gov. Culberson lato last night,
convening a special session of the legis
lature next Tuesday to pass another law
against prize fighting, was Uie popular
It was said toslay that Populists and
other political opponents of the Governor
may (fcfp.it his plans by enacting a law
to go Into effect In ninety days.
Representative Ward said that the legis
lature undoubtedly would pass a law to
go Into effect immediately, and that it
would make prize fighting a felony.
He thinks the law will be passed within
a week after ihe legislature meets.
INCREASE NOT GHANTED.
Ohio Miners Mny Strike on This Ac
Cleveland. O., Sept. 27. The Masslllon
operators held a meeting here to-day to
take action on the demand made by the
miners at their convention a few davsago
for an Increase of cents per ton.
The miners threatened to strike in case
their demand was not granted. VThe oper
ators to-day decided to stand by tlie Colum
bus agreement, which means that the in
crease wiii not be granted on October 1.
It may be later, however.
MISS HHOOKS FOU"D HERE.
John F. Wnthon, of Freslerleksburj;,
A rri-stesUCImrired With Abduction.
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, Va., Sept. 27. John F. Wat
son, a prominent young merchant of Fred
ericksburg, was arcsted to-day ouMhe
charge of abducting Miss Florenco Brooks,
a young lady nineteen years of age, of
that cltv. Miss Brooks' father found her
She disappeared from home about a week
French Spies A rrosted In Germany1?
Leipzig, Sept. 27. The Gericht Zeltung
says that, as a result of the arrest of a.
Frenchman and a German woman at Co
logne, four Germans bavo been arrested at"
tssen, ainagcDurg, ana uernn, all con
nected -with an extensive system of es
pionage promoted by the French with Uie.
object of obtaining drawings of the de
No Fool Like nn Old Fool.
Brussels, Sept. 27. Quite a sensation lias.
Deeu caused nere Dy an evening paper
polntedlyremarklng on the relations said
to exist between King Leopold nnd Mile.
Eminence D'AIencon, a favorite danscuse
at tlie Folles-Beigcrc, In Paris, whose ac
quaintance the KJnc is said to have made
in that city.
What Will He Do With
! LlflHS AT THE ZOO
Four ShriJJ.-Voiceif .KittensJorn.
This Week Into Captivity.;
FIRST EVENT OF THE KIND
The Mother IVus Glvou to tho Garden
by Foreponch ShV Has to Ho
Treiited -VltU GrciIt,Cnre or Els,e,
It I-, Fe-ared, She., "Will Devour tho
Youngsters. " '
The monotony of park life wasJntcrest
lngly interrupted Wednesday evening by a
noteworthy cve-nt that tet the entire Zoo
community to gossiping, each tribe In the
tongue of its kind, and all the participants
clamoring for the reccgulllou uf the chair
at one and the same time.
The Incident was of dqmesticconsequence
in the royal lionine; family, a handtome
queen of the forest pretentlng her royal
spouse with a quartet of acme, sprawl
ing, shrill-voiced, kittens, whose names will
be-entered in-the book of the next census
taker. The niotlicr'lloners is the one donated to
the Zoo by Forvpaugh, nnd has been in the
park since last October. She "was herself
born In captivity, but can trace her gene
ology back lo thedeiae-stof Alncanjuiigles,
and has in herveins tnepurestof blueblood.
THANK" IS THE FATHER.
Should it be necessary to say more of her
antecedents in order to establish a respecta
ble lineage, it can be easily proved that her
extremely ancient grondiiarints came over
in a railing vessel long before the Pilgrims
ever dreamed of reeking religious freedom
In the new world.
The paternal Joint owner of the Interest
ing quad millets is one "Frank." a prince of
the royal line, whose diithlguished ancestry
lores nothing by comparison with the noblest
of Ills race.
-The mother and ihe "kids" are doing
very well Indeed, and tliereisevery prospect
that the youngsters Will live lo celebrate
tile golden wemling of their parents. Thay
occupy a large retiring cage, and care is
taken not to eiitturb the madaine.
. MIGHT EAT THEM.
Her tendency at this interestiug period
Isto extreme nervousness, and when in
an excited frame of fnind it is the habit of
a'lloness-w'lura cnnulbai and devour her
' The keepers 'arc therefore very cautious
in their, trcatin.e;n,t of her, and they have
'not vet nnnroached the cace excent to
.administer the daliynllowunceor food.
n win ue several wivks ueiore eue uroou
will be transrerrenTto other quarte'rs, and
even then tlie mother will be given the
largest liberty consistent with security
This quartette of youngsters is distin
guished by being the first of the leonine
tribe to he born at the park. They will
be named in-due season, and will have a
page devoted lo their record in the Zoo
EVD1CTED FOK MANSLAUGHTER.
Grand Jury Action Against Ireland
New York, "Sept. 27t The grand Jury
to-day ordered .Indictments for man
slaughter In tlie second degree against me
following men, who are held responsible
for the collapse of the" Ireland building.
August 7 last, when fifteen men were
Walker, superintendent; John Parker,
e'onlractor; Dennis Buekley. inspector of
the building department; Charles E.
Beyrcns, urtultect, and Edward J. You-
ciaie, areuitects assistant-
The grand Jury dJniis?ed the complaints
against Guidcr. contracting plasterer, and
.lefferds ijiillcs. who succeeded Murray
as mason foreman.
The punishment on conviction for this
offense may be as high as ten years'
BOSTON DOES NOT OBJECT.
Trlzi" Fljihtersi, Win In a Test Suit
Boston, Sept. 27. In tlie superior criminal
court to-day the Jury In the case of Joe
Walcott, or.Boetou, nnd Dick O'Brien, of
Lewiston, Maine, the pugilists, rendered a
verdict of not guilty and the defendants
The Indictment In substance charged that
on August 28 the responDcnts did willfully
engage In a fight with each other against
the peace and dignity of the commonwealth
and contrary to the form. of. tlie statute in
such citto made and provided.
" xfiRi, noiuiiiiLY hutchehed.
B,ody!Sonkurib"CarboHo Acid nnd
V.Cru-Ued..Into n TJox.
San FranciscoViSeDl., 27. Advices from
Austral iastattbnt the people of Sydney
nave neeu siartieu uy me atrocious murder
ofav young -gin ion; the night of Septem
ber 1. - v" -
At midnight on a wharf, was left a
box containing the body of a oung woman.
She had been scientifically butchered,
the corpse soaked In carbolic acid and
the remains then crushed' into a dry
The Identity of the girl has not been
Tiny Yankee Racer Beat the Spruce
" ' ' Handsomely Yesterday.
the Had n. Good Crow and Behaved
Admirably Mr.Brand Entered Pro
Center Island. L. I., Sept. 27. The
fourth race for the Se-awaiihakas interna
tional challenge cup series for small
raters, sailed to-elay in a lumbly sea, in
lbe open sound, with a rattling uirthwest
wind of fifteen knots strength resulted
In a handsome victory for the American
defender, Ethel wynn, by one minute' nnd
ten seconds, official time, at the end of
the twelve mile triangle.
The battle or the uay was fought on the
second le'g of the first rouud, which was
windward work, and It may be said that
tlie lighter built Ethel wynn, hand-oiuely
Killod to day by Capt. Kill, assisted liy
his brother Trcd, tne new crew, fairly
played at times wtlh her opponent from
aero-s Ihe sea.
The details are subordinate to tho fact
that when he had reached the second
mark at tlie end of four miles and was two
minutes and ten seconds behind, Mr. Brand,
on Spruce, waved a protest flag. Tho
committeeon the flagship Oneida, responded
without being aware wnat Mr. Brand com
plained about. At least all the members
present declined understanding tt, when
tlicy reached tlie club house. Mr. Brand's
representative, Mr. Stndee, at once in
terviewed his principal, who came to the
club float in tow of the Ethelvvynn's launch,
and then put the formal complaint in writ
ing. Tlie triangle to-elay was the same as on
the second race, the first leg being a broad
reach, sccord leg to windward, third leg
u broad reach, twice over.
FAST OF THE ATONEMENT.
Most .Solemn Holiday In tho Jewish,
Calendar lleun Lust Night.
The fast of Yoni Klppur, the most solemn
day In the e-alenaarol the Jewish Chureh.
began yesleruay at sunset aim will close
tins afternoon at tl o'tlotk. The services
were observcel prlneipally at the Eighth
Slrc-ol Synagogue and thai of the Orthotloxi
Church, at Bixtb and O streets norihwe-su
At both Ulurches the auditoriums and
aisles were rilled to ov erriowlng, and
sermons on the meaning of the fast and
the duty it teaches were preached.
The services are pre-seribed and are
after the form which is old as tho Old
Testament itself. They begin by the
prayer, "How beautiful are thy tents, O
Jacob, they dwelliifg place." After this
come the beautiful Eightv-fourth Psalm,
the confession of faith, the sevenfold bcu
edlcrion, closing with the prayers in
memory of the- dead, during which Jlie
mourners stand and respond to parts of
The Uev. D. L. Slern preached a sermon
on the tevt or Moses' farewell words to
the people and the conjunctive tevt "rom
Isaiah, "i'e are my wltni'sscs." Alter
the services a great many of tlie congrega
tion congratulated Dr. Stem ou the rorce
and eloquence or his e-rfort. One of the
points Impressed upon the congregation
was the doctrinal leaching that man has
no Intercessor, no mediator between him
At the Eightli street synagogue there was
an elaborate programme of mu6lc At
the orthodox church nil of the services were
in Hebrew and there was no instrumental
music The sermon was by Kev. Isaelore
Saniuelsand was hea rdwithgre'.'itattentlon.
In both churches the services will be'gln
this morning at it o'clock and will continue
until G p. m.
Yom Kippur services are based upon
the following Injunction, found in Le
viticus: "And "the Lord spokeunto Moses, sav
ing, on Uie tenth day of the seventh
mouth is tlie day of atonement, a holy
convocaUon shall it bo unto you and ye
shall fast and je shall offer an offering
by fire unto tlie Lord. And no manner
or work shall ye do on this same day,
for It is a day of atonement. u make
atonement for you liefore the Lord. our
God, for whatsoever person it lie that
fastcth not ou tills same day shall be
cut off among his people. And if there
be any person thai doeth any work on
this same day then will I destroy the
same person from among Ids people. No
manner of work shullyc do; ft shall be a
statute forever throughout your genera
tions in your ilwellings. A Sabbath of
rest it shall be unto vou, and ye spall
fast; ou the ninth day of the month at
evening (shall ye begin), from evening
until evening, shall je celebrate your Sab
bath." TOOK HUNDREDS OF BALLOTS.
Then the Liiray Convent Ion Ad lo timed
Without Nominatlnu Anybody.
(Special to Tlie Times )
Bie-timond, Va., Sept. 27. Hon. Benjamin
Chambers was nominated In e-onventioR at
Village to-day to represent Northumber
land nnd Westmoreland In the house.
The e-onventlon at Luray, after tasting
2G1 ballots, adjourned sine die to-night
without making a nomination. The vote
stood all day: For Major J. E. Armstrong,
Luray, 7: Capt. R. S. Parks, Luray. -13,
and Col. R. C. Bickers, Shenandoah City, 7.
Tho matter will be referreil back to the
Thrown From His Horse.
narry Bowser,"of No. 414 D street north
cast, was thrown from his hurs,e near
thtcorner of Fifth and D streets northeast,
sustaining slight Injuries, which were
dressed at Providence Hospital.
Lieut. Gen. Schofield Sent a
Squad After Maj. Armes.
HELD AT THE ARSENAL
Dramatic Ending to" a Long
ALL CAUSED BY A LETTER
Lieutenant General Sehoflcld Is In.
Charjie of tho War Department
Otliervvlr,o He Would Have Had No
Power to Cnuso tho A rre-.t Serisn.
tlonul Close of the Career of tho
General, Who Retires To-morrow
From Active Service He Consid
ered n Letter Which Ho Hud Re
ceived ns Threatening If Aecuxed
Him of Having IVrsecuted und Un
justly Treated the Writer Officers
From the Arsqnal Went to JIaJor
Amies" House und Surrendered It
With Soldiers Curried-; to' IhV
Arsenal und Placed In Custody.
Interviews With the Principal Aw
tors In the Case.
Captain George A. Amies, better
known us "Mujor" Amies, vvns 3'e,
te'rdny arreted liy onler of the Act
li'K secretary of Wnr.
The Arthur Secretary of War yes
terday was Lleuteiuint Genera! Scho
field, vv ho vv ill tc-morrowretlrcfrom
tlie army liy virtue of reaohln:! tlie
statutory ag of sixty-four years.
Lleuteiuint General I-cliofleld could
not have directly caused the arrest
of Major A rme-s had he nut , by reason
of Seeretary I.aiiiont's uti-.eiice, been
acting; ye-sterduy us the head of tho
The Incident is sensational almost
to the dramatic, from tho fact that
there has been for years a personal
and official hltti'rnes-, lictween Major
Armes and Lieutenant General Scho
field. The action was taken by Lieut. Gen.
Schoiield upon receipt ye-sterday afternoon
ot-a letter Irom Major Amies wnlcn he con
sidered threatening and Insubordinate hi
character. It reterred to a uliriculty or
long standing between the two.
As major-general of the tirmy General
Schofield would have had no power over
the person of .Major Armes. Fate,- bow
ever, had made him yesterday, in the
absj-n:e of becre-tary Lamont tor a brief
period, acting fceeietary of War, with
lull iwwcr to proceed to the matter. -
He se-lied the opportunity and ordered
the elo-e arrest or JIajor Armes who
must now await in confinement either
the aellou of seeretnry Lamont, who Is
expetted to return -Monday, or an appeal
to the courts, probably Tor a Writ of habeas
corpus. througL his attorneys, Messrs.
Ral-toii & feidaous, of this city.
Lieut. General Schoiield retires to
morrow from active service under the time
limit, and bad Major Amies wailed two
days to present his letter all that General
Scnoflclu could have done would have
been to refer the communication to Secre
tary Lamont, with a request for action.
MAJOR ARMES' CALL.
Major Amies went up to the War De
partment in ihenlte-rnoonmtcnalng either to
have a rcrsocal Interview witli Lie-ut.Gen
Schofield, or in the event or a failure iu
mat respect to aenvcr his letter. i
-v hen he reached the oliice of lbe Secre
tary of War he asked to see Ge-ti sTchoiicld.
The orderly on duiv inlorme-d Major Armes
the gereral could not tee hni, whereupon
Major Amies insisted on seeing Inns ano en
deavored to n.nke his way n to the icx-ra
uy pawing me guaru.
His entrance was resisted successfully,
and Major Armes, giving up thaiidea, pulled
bis letter from his Ke-ket, haudeei to the
orderly, and e-omnianded him to give it
to the general.
Major Arme-s was in a high state of ex-e-itcment
ard Irritability during-this erusode
In tho affair, nnd remained until he hadi
ascertained that lien, bthofleld had per
sonally reevived his communication. He
then strode awav.
LETTER TO GEN. SCHOFIELD.
Geii.Sehoficld, upouopening the envelope,
found the following communication:
"Sept- 27, 18U3.
"Gen. John M. SchorieM, U. S. A.:
"Sir lieroro you are retired from active
duty I thought I would'callour attention
to the infinite wrongs and persecutions you
have inflicted upon me during the jears
18l.y-70.and up to the present lime.
As to my knowledge' I have give-n you no
cause, I would like to have an explanation
as to our grounds for making my life a
hell and trying to rum me lu the way you
"The endorsement upon the charges I
preferred against Lieut. Col. A. D. Nelson
in 1870, elenounctng me as a worthless
character, etc., etc., was the first attack
upon me. In addition to Ignoring and
failing to investigate the serious cnarges
which I then submitted, because I con
sidered it my duly to do so, the next
wrong was lo select a few characters from
the army, call It a court-mati.il, and ap
prove of their sentence of ili.sinl.ssa!, you as
as a judge, having selected the Jury.
"You, sustained Col. Nelson la not
bringiDg Capt. Graham to trial, and after I
Nelson found that-Graham would have
to be tried beeause orthe great pressure
of all the offhvrs and others at Camp
Supply, I. T. Nelson, to save himselr,
recommended Graham's trial upon the
charges that I had submitted long before
I was so unjustly dismissed, and he was
not only cashiered, but sentenced to the
penitentiary for a terra of years.
"Since my retirement you caurtsl another
court martial to besclected and tried to ruin
and difgraceme. You also Issued an order,
and I waepublishedas apersoiiwhosesanily
was questioned, but after the mischief vvas
done you 6topped the Investigation without
any request upon my part lhatyou should
"Lately I am Informed you have secured
the mark's to afridaviM of a few negroes
who rannot read and write, alleging a lot
offalfehoodsandstuffthathasa tendency to
injure me with thore who would be in
fluenced by what you saTor do on account
of your iKisitiou.
"I am a gentleman and have always con
ducted mvselt as such. I have done my
duty as n military man, ns the true rec
ords will prove, and any charges that
are on file tending to reflect discredit
upon rue are Instigated by personal en
mity or unrounded malice and axe un
worthy of belief.
"Common Justice on the part of a supe
rior officer, the manly Instincts of a
gentleman when shown that he Is mis
taken, should cause you to apologize and
show a dlsiiosiilon to amend the wrongs,
as far ns possible, wliicli yon liaveforso
many years headed upon me.
"GEORGE A. -ARMES."
ARRESTED AT HIS HOME.
Gen. Schofield acted promptly. Turn
ing to Assistant Adjutant General Vincent-,
be ordered the inime-dlatc arrest of Major
Amies, nnd bis confinement nt thcnrsiual,
pending action by Secretary Lamont.
Assisiant'AdJutant -General Vlr.ce-nt In
turn directed a note to Col Clausscn. com
manding at the arsenal, requiring hiin to
lake into custody Major George A Armes
audto keep him underdose arrest until
Later in- the afternoon, while Major
Armes was quietly sitting In his parlor
at his handsome home, Annslelgb Park,
In the neighborhood of Chevy Chase, tho
bell rang barply( and Immediately two,
orrlcers entered. -'
These we-re Lieutemants Cummlngs anil
Heiner. who had arrived in an ambulance,
accompanied by two non-cummissloueu
Major Armes was put under arrest witn
out the cause being stated.
He was hurried out and escorted Into
the ambulance, which was driven oft at a
rapid rate to the Washington barracks.
Arriving there, he was conducted Into ft.
room in "Bachelor' Row" anil wasplacedf
In close arrest in a room wtih Lieutenant!'
A call was made upon MiJ. Armes a9
the arsenal last night by a Times reportcr1
He has comfortable quarters In what isl
known as "bachelors" row," and seemed?
to be undisturbed by his summary transfer;
from the freedom of the city to closdi
coniineme-at unuer me eve or a mniiary i
INTERVIEW WITH HIM.
"I do not know why I was arrested," J
responded the major to a friendly inquiry."
"If nermltted to express inv lhoufrht H
could guess the cause-., but I preler lo say
noining anu criucise uoixhij-
"I called on General Schofield this
afternoon at his ofriee In the War e
partnicnt, and solicited a personal in-.
lerview. I had in my pocket a letter
which it was my intention to read to him.
It expressed in pialu but respectful ternn
mr opinion of the manner In which he has
been pursuing me for the past twenty-five
"General Schofield declined to see me.
and I drew tho letter from my pocket
and sent It to him.
"The next thing that occurred was that
roon after I had eaten dinner the servants1
nnnounsl that the toldlers had surrounded
WAS WELL TREATED.
"Two officers came in and placed me
in arrestr close arrest, they said. I was
taken from my home and the miilft of my
family, and brought here- I have been well
treated. Tbey did not ebackle roe, nor put
me In a dungeon, but have given me a nice
room to occupy. I am not allowed to leave
ir, however. That is "what close arrest,
"If I nmVrdered liefore a court martial
the proerediugs will be entertaining. The
whole truth will e-onie out. and 1 think it
will surprise the country."
Lieut King was keeping the major rem-
Sany, and tTie two gentlemen seemed to
ave established the most cordial relations.
There was nothing In the surroundings to
imik-ale that the one was under the per
sonal surveillance of the other.
GF.N'ER'ALT SCHOFIELD'S VIEW.
Lieutenant General Schofield last night
spoke on the subjeel as follow s.
"There Is no man in lbe army for whom
I have done as much as for Captain Amies.
At one time it was necessary for me to
save him from panUhment to plead
that lie was in.sjne, and he has never for
given me for it- It I hadn't done so.
however, be would have been cashiered
from the service.
"There Is no pertonal feeling In this ma ttcr
whatever Unfortunately today I was
Acting Secretary of War Otherwise I
should have had no powerove-r Major Amies
and I ebould have been obliged to send bis
letter tome to the Secretary of War
"Unfortunately as Acting Secretary t
was obliged to deal with the matter my
self, and In accordance TV itli the difclplina
of the Army to order Major Armes ULder
arre-st His ca'e will go lo tie Secretary
ot War w hen Jie returns I will retire and
leave the case entirely to hici.
- "I tried my best to have Capt. Armes
receive his brevet asi major. 1 went to
the trouble or an Investigation or his re-cord
and found only one engagetnent lnr
whlcli he had won honor; that was when
he was complimented by Gen. Hancock.
He made hts own re-port to Gen. Han
cock, who never investigated it. I found
only one of the officers alive who was in
"I found a number of soldiers who were
under Onpt. Amies. They lived in various
parts of the country. I sent to take their
testimony, and though they were so far
se-paraled as to preclude any idea ot
collusion they agreed In every instanco
that he was an arrant coward, and I
could not recommend him.
"I regret exceedingly the action ot Capt,
Amies to-day. Ue c-.une to my office. I
refused to see him. He attempted to pass
by the onlerly but was unsuccessful. lie
then sent nie a verv ira.iting and threat
ening letter, and it bouiue necessary to
place him under arrest "
CLAIMS HE HAS BEEN PERSECUTED.
The feud between Major Amies and Gen.
Schofield appears to be ot about twerty
five or more ears' duration. The major
has been conte-inplatiag nils action torome
time. He claim? th.it Uen. Sci.ofitld and
a coterieotofricershavellte-rahy been iK-rse-culiug
niiu for a long period ami ILat tho
real animus of Geo. fceuotieid Is tne fact that
Major Amies at ore time found it necessary
lo preler chargefi against the general's
bromer, who Is aL'o la ihe army.
Major Armes waj several years ago dis
missed rroin the service rorav-aulting Gov.
Beaver, of Penasvlv.inia, on inauguration
day in this city, but was n-lore.i to bis
rank and honors by an act ol Congress.
The leud between hiiu an.1 Ueu Scho
field then slumbered for awhil-, or until
the act of Connies was Passed which
allowed a certain number or retired of
licers to be brevele-d with an inert ase of
rank and pay.
Maj. Armes made application for pro
motion rnJc.- this act. a 'il he claims mat
his appllc-alion was resisted by Gen.
lie believes that Gen. SchorielJ accused
him or cowardice lu a right with the
Indians away hack in 1SG7 in Missouri
when lie vvas in command of some colored
troops. Gen. Schoiield backtsl up this
charge by the evidence or colored troops,
whose affidavits he had secured to sustain
AH of tills is. of course, denied by Major
Armes and the general reputation of him
Is that he is not a coward. In reply to
the allegations ot General SihorieUl. Major
Amies lilexl the- general orders of General
Hancock, then In command In the West,
In which he. Arnie.. wa s highly eommended
for gallant conduit III the eigagcments
in wnleh he was allege-d by the affidavits
anil General schofleld to have exhibited
co wa nitre.
BRAVERY OF THE MAJOR.
This is liclicvcel to I c the reason why
General Sehcfie-M illd not recommend
Armes for promotion, and with all tills
rankling in his menu ry Major Amies in
dicted tt'e letter a given au.jve
As a se-t-otr agaiusi ihe &rrrdavits fur
nished by General Sciio'ie-Id. Major Arme-s
has one from a serge-ant or his command
iu tli' Indian war, in widen the subaltern
swears lo tee bravery ot Ma 'or Armes
anil tbat he behavesl Willi conspicuous gal
lantry in the fights.
Major Armes is Hie hero ot a cumber
of unique nirfl futeiestiag episodes, wcieh
involve members of his rurally. He and
his wife have separated a-id Lave been ree-on-eihd
again on .several occasions.
HisdaughterCee-ily wasmarrleel lastyear
to Mr. Claude, or the Rock Crick Railway,
and this event was ore' t the occasions
in whl h the liniietuosity ot the major's
temperament showed itielf.
1nen Major Amies neu.d that it was
about to take plaw he v.eiit out lo look
Tor Mr. Clauiti', lo who.n ' objected, and
he hunted ihe pair ot lovers from pillar
to poot, armed with a rr.iolver. to take
summary vengian -em thewould-bugroora.
The young couple got Into a carriage,
and, guided Ly kindly counsellors, went
to St. Patrick's Chare i. where they wcre
very quickly married. The trremouy had
been iKirely concluded when Major Armes
rushed up. The pursues! jouug folks es
caped by a baefc way while the major
was vainly endeavoring to learn If the
marriage had taken plae.
The affair cau'ed a great deal cf ex
citement. Police ri adquarters detailed de
tectives to follow the Hate parent in order
to pn-vent bloodshe-d Some hours later
upon bi-lng informed HftherearriageMaJor
Amies" Ire abated and. It is, believed, he be
came reconciled lo his Caugluer.
The counsel for Major Armes are Messrs.
Ralston & Siddons, of tho Adams building.
Mr. Ralston lives In Hyattsville. and I art
night was not in tho city.Mr. Siddons had
been In Chicago, but up to a late hour
had not returned. It Is not yet known
what line of action will he adopted by tho
lawyers, but the probability Is that they
will test, the validity r.r Gen. Scuofleld's
action by habeas corpus proceedings.