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THE MORNINGTDIES,', SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1895.
(MOEKDta, EVESLN1, AND SCVOIC)
OWNED AND ISSUED BT
The Washington Timc3 Companx.
orarnrsT cokner PivNSTLVAXU Avesce asd
Telephone Editorial Rooms. Ill
Business Office, 117.
rr'cf J! amine or Evening Edition. ..Ono Cent
Sjndny Edition .... Three CeutJ.
Vontnl j- by Carrier
Horning and Suuday. Thlrty-ft ve Cents,
Evenlnr; Thirty Cents.
Lveningand- - FiFTT CEn
WASHINGTON. D. C., SEPTEMBER 2D. 18D3.
Subscriber to "The Times" will
confer u favor by promptly reporting
any discourtesy of collectors, or neg
lect uf duty on the part of carrier.
CoiiipliilutH either by mall or In poi
son "111 receive prompt attention.
The Morning Edition should be do
Uered to all parts ot the city by li:Ul
o'clock a. in.. Including Sunday. The
E cnlng Edition should be In the
hands o( subscribers not later tbua
6:!10 p. m.
Tni TIMES STILL, I.BADS.
The Circulation of tho Star Is FnlllnS
Off The Public Knows ItK Friend.
The aggregate circulation of the Star last
week was 170,477. That of The Times -was
213.1G3, which shows a circulation of
42,088 more than the Star. Whether or not
this increase Is due to the srnriirg offiste
dog weekly publications which "some one"
has set at the heels of The Times would be
The Tinus is decidedly the liest dally in
Washington, and the more advertising it
secures the greater will be its circulation.
It is possible to fool the public occasionally
by insinuations and monkey paw abjse, but
when the object of such attacks Is really
deserving there can bo but one result an
increase of popularity.
I, J. Milton Young, cashier of The Wash
ington Times Company, do solemnly swear
that the accompanying statement is true
and correct, tu the best of my knowledge
J. MILTON TOUNH.
Monday, Kcptemlicr 10 31.G11
Tuesday, September 17 31,4:i:
Wcdne-dav tcplcnilier IS 31,70P
Thursday. SeptcniU-r 19 31,r;sn
Fildjy. September 20 31,023
Saturday, senleniuer 21 32.223
buiiuay, sciuumwr .. ..
ToUil for week 213, 1G5
Sworn to before me this 23d day of
Eepleuiler, A. D. 1S95.
EDWARD T THOMTPON.
The proposition of The Times to furnish
a sixteen page newspaper, in two editions,
morning and evening, for fifty cents a
mouth. Is proving exceedingly popular.
In addition to thU offer subscribers re
ceive a twenty page Sunday paper, which
Is not equaled In the city.
Tor fifty cents a month, or about one
ind two thirds cents a day, readers aro
given the morning and evening editions
ot The Times on every weekday, and
en Sunday are furnished with a mammoth
The advantage of publishing a daily
newspaper In two parts is greater than
many suppose. Throughout the world
news events arc gathered by the "great
press associations and distributed twice
each day, morning and evening. News
papers that publish only one edition
must iiccearily give readers either morn
lug or evening news that Is slalc. The
Times publishes in its two editions both
the morning and evening news, and de
livers it fresh as ioon as gathered to all
its many readers.
Before breakfast each morning sub
stribcrs are furnished all news, foreign,
domestic and local, of the previous night,
in its morning edition, and by 5 o'clock
In the afternoon, the events which "Lave
transpired during the day arc laid before
readers In the Evening Times. In this
way Washington people are given a six
teen puge paper in two editions, for
fifty cents a month, and the news they
tead is always tho latest, brightest and
the Morning and Evening Times
for one month and jou will not find
it necessary to take any other daily news
paper. I'ASTEUK'S DEATH.
The news of the death of Louis Pasteur
will touch with more than ordinary regret
the majority of civilized mankind. Ills
life and his labors were devoted to the
amelioration ot the physical welfare of
humanity, and he succeeded In rellcWrg
flesh of many of the ills to which it is
heir and that otherwise befall it.
There may be differences of opinion as
to the rank that will be assigned Pasteur
as a scientist, but there can be none as to
his status as philanthropist and humani
tarian. As such he stands unexcelled. He
labored not for wealth, but to combat dis
ease, lie did much to rob hydrophobia
of its terrors, and, had he done notliing
else, this one achievement would have
sufficed to place his name high in the
temple of fame.
Not the professional world alone lias
n ndercd him homage, but his praises have
been sung In every prayer ot gratitude
for the relief or the cure that his art had
TCIU'EEAXCE CAUSE GAIN'INO.
MKs Trances E. Witlard, president of the
National 'Women's Christian Temperance
Union, who has Just returned from Europe,
isTcportedasbelng surprised at the wonder
ful progress the cause of temperance has
made in the Old World. "It Is stated,"
she says, "that seventy-five per cent, of
the French cabinet are teetotalers, and
teetotallsin is what we did not darcTliope
for I n Englan d and France." There is not h
Ing strange In this transformation of tem
perance sentiment either In this country or
Europe. It Is the natural result of busi
ness necessities as "well as the work of
temperance people, and It will grow
stronger as time elapses.
The day lias gone by when hard-drinking
men can successfully compete with sober
rivals. It requires a clear brain and the
ability to work to do business no wadays.and
men who cannot apply themselves to busi
ness affairs, or who are incapable of look
ing forward and correctly forecasting re
sults must sooner or later become bankrupts.
Competition is strong and "the survival of
the fittest" means the success of the ener
getic, pushing business men and the down
fall of those whose brains are stupified by
the uec ot drink.
The same reason for the non-success of
the drinking business rami also applies to
employes. The first question tho shrewd
employer asks, Is concerning the habits of
those who apply for work. He knows that
no raatterhow skillful an employe may be,
if lie is addicted to liquor lie must be un
reliable Liquordrinklng almost Imarlably
destroys the ability to be steadfast and
trusty, and fdr that reason employers gen
erally give preference to sober employes.
Necessity has been a great factor in
helping along the temperance cause. Many
business men in the habit of drinking have
found it necessary to either let liquor alone
or go to the wall, and their choice has not
been difficult. Employes have also been
compelled to stop drinking or remain idle,
and in this way thouanda of reforms have
been made. Also, the generations grow
ing up are subjected to rewer temptations,
and Miss Wlllard need not be surprised
because the temperance cause Is making
CAX TELEGHAl'll A. PHO.MISE.
In his efforts to find a way to stop the
Corbelt-Fitisimmons right. Gov. Culber
son made application to Gov. O'Ferrall
for a copy of the "Virginia law against
prizo fighting. In figurative parlance
he applied to satan for feathers to make
angels' wings. Prize fighting in Alex
andria county, Virginia, is more common
than prayer-meetings, it newspaiwr ac
counts of both theso methods ot bringing
people together are to be accepted asa mca ns
ot information. Not a week passes
without its record of prize fights across
the river, and If there Is a law to preyent
them It Is Kept hidden within the covers of
the Virginia statutes.
But perhaps Gov. O'Ferrall will volunteer
to assist Gov. Culberson in his extremity.
When the lioard of trade applied for aid to
suppress Alexandria county lawlessness, the
Virginia executive tendered them not only
general. Ills liberality was so spon
taneous and profuse that the committee
returned from Richmond with Joy and with
smiles wrinkling their brain lobes nt the
pleasure of asking a favor of so munificent
an official. But Gov. O'Ferrall's promUcs
to the committee were like the thin air
in which they were uttered, and la wlessncss
in Alexandria county is fully as extensive
and dangerous as ever.
Had it not been for the money considera
tion the Corbett-Fitzslmmons fight might
have been pulled off in Alexandria county
with more surety than It could in Texas.
Dozens of more brutal exhibitions can be
seen there every month, for the match
between our champion boxers will be a
test ot skill, while the ordinary fighters,
such as are seen in Virginia, depend nioreon
theirabilttytoeudurc punishment thanupon
Ten to one, however. Guv. O'Ferrall will
proffer his condolences to Gov. Culber
son and possibly quote him a lit llegood law.
A lilt EST NOT JUSTIFIED.
The arbitrary arrest of Major Armcs for
writing an offensive letter to Gen. Schofield
is likely to crcateacominoilonlnlesal circles
and possibly stir up a sensation in military
life. The right of n general to inject a
personal animosity into the duties of Acting
Secretary of War.and issue an order for
the arrest ot a retired army officer, with
whom Le is unfricndlj, will be regarded as
questionable even by those who stand high
in official rank, especially when the offense
is the elm pic sending of a letter recounting
alleged grievances, which, to abroad minded
man would be ridiculous, if not true.
Major Armcs may be all that Gen. Seho
field claims, but he Is not guilty of crime;
has made no threats of violence, and is by
virtue of his rank entitled to the considera
tion accorded oilier officers. Therefore his
arrest cannot be Justified. Military law
must of necessity lie arbitrary, but it should
not be made a cloak for official persecution,
nora means togratify personal 6pltc,andun-le-s
developments change the present aspect
of his -ase the arrest of Major Armts falls
little short of persecution. To fully under
stand the situation the reader Is referred
to the full report ot the caSc published In
our news columns.
There is reason to believe that Secre
tary Lamout will not appoint a court
martial to try Major Armes. His good
Judgment should not permit him to be
come a party to the punishment of a man
who has committed no offense. The
trial of Major Armc, with Gen. Scliofield
as prosecuting witness, would result in
his eouvictiou by any court martial that
could be convened, and for that reason
the arbitrary charges against hini should
not be prosecuted.
IT 1'ItOCLAIMED LIBERTY.
When the old Liberty Bell enters the con
fines of the District of Columbia next Tri
day, itoughtto hac such official and popu
lar Teccption as befits its historic dignity.
It is one of the cherished relics of the
Republic's early days and is looked upon
with special veneration and affection by the
people of the United States.
Its advent at the Capital of the nation
whom its music called Into lire is a proper
occasion for such a demonstration on the
part of the people of the District and their
officials as will testify their patriotic re
gard for the brazen organ. Its sojourn
here will be brief for it is on Its way,
under proper escort, lovAtlanta, where it
is to be one of tin; features of the exposition.
Let it be welcomed and specs ed becomingly.
The Commissioners will probably take ac
tion witli reference to the matter and the
people willundoubtedlysecond theirefforts.
OPEX YOCIt POCKETIIOOKS.
The Union Veteran Legion ot the Dis
trict is about to make an effort to secure
for Washington the national encampment
of the organization in 1896. Its dele
gates to the Buffalo encampment next
mouth are equipped with a letter of In
vitation from the Commissioners, the
sentiments of .which are sure to be seconded
by every person resident in this city.
A committee will canvass the city "to
morrow for iubscrlptious to defray the
expenses of this Buffalo campaign. As
everybody knows there is a good deal of
legitimate expense incident to these pre
liminary undertakings, and, as a rule,
the longest pole knocks the persimmon, al
though Washington lias so many advan
tages to commend it to the consideration
of the Union Veteran Legion that it
filters the lists witli more than ordinary
prospects for success.
The gratifying results attending the
Grand Army encampment of 1893 are
still fresh in the memory of our people
and wJll stimulate them to second by
generous contributions the efforts of the
delegates In Buffolo. Every dollar thus
expended willbe profitable, foreven should
WnsMiKrtnn not bo selected, lis Tron.n-. -
, 7 , , r I
ganda will give it prominence that may
be useful for some future occasion.
There is good reason for Uie hope, bow
sver, that the general tendency of nil
largo bodies to select Washington as their
convention city, will not fall to make
itself felt with the veterans. When they
come here, they tread historic ground,
and all around them are the mementoes
of the great struggle In which they took
so prominent a part.
Meanwhile, our people will do well
to assist the Buffalo delegation with the
sinews of war.
SALVATION AIIMV REVIVAL.
To-day tho Washington branch of
the Salvation Army will celcbralc the
coming of Brigadier General Evans, com-nia'nder-ln-cbicf
of the Atlantic Coast
department of the army, by renewed efforts
to bceure converts. To many the use of
popular songs aud the thumping of tam
bourines seems sacrilegious when connected
with the Christian work of reclaiming sin
zcrs, but it should be rcnicmticred that
they are simply methods of attracting at
tention and that the real work of the
army is as sincere and devotional as that
ot any church.
- As a matter ot fact it Is a question if
the Salvation Army Is not really more bene
ficial to humanity thanmanyotourchurches.
Its field pr labor Is among thelowly among
peoplo who seldom hear religious service
and whose tendencies and inclinations arc
for evil. It seeks converts from men nnd
women unable to realize their own degrada
tion except through emotional excitement,
and It is by stirring the thought with re-,
Ilglous fervor that the Salvation Army at,
tempts to reclaim the vicious.
Churches generally havo Clinking con
gregationspeople who strie to reach
a better life through fixed principles and
upright conduct. With them the methods
of the Salvation Army are not needed,
and for that reason church members some
times fall to appreciate ttic good work
tho Army Is doing. But church workers
will not evangelize the slums and streets,
nor will tho denizens ot those places at
tend church services. Therefore the Sal
vation Army nnd tho Mission workers aro
a necessity if the gospel Is to be taught
where It Is most needed. For that rea
son let us encourage the efforts of those
who work among tho lowly.
The prospect that the British House of
Lords may be nt least partially abolished
by the Conservative party in Commons
is one of the most curious developments In
the slow-going politics of Great Britain,
and must ecite the attention of politicians
the world over. Hitherto this extreme
encroachment upon beloved precedent and
upon an institution as old as the history
of Parliament, has been broached only by
Jie ultra-radicals, and even that small
faction of the Commons has shown signs
or timidity when it touched the hem of
the garment of a peer.
A speech or the .Marquis of Londonderry
at a banquet in Rlpon Friday night is ac
cepted as a "feeler" upon this subject.
1 1 suggested a probability that t he Conserva
tives, with thcii great majority In Commons,
may take up this question, and that a bill
may be Introduced making the Lords
paitlyelectlve and partly selective. Such
a reform would preserve something of
the traditional character of the House ot
Peers, and wmild jet be an act which
would meet with the popular applause
which the Radicals liave hoped to earn ror
It is quite evident that the Conservatives
are engaged in some cralty scheme to
outwit the Intensely Liberal i-lemrtit in
British politics. To the extent that it has
cropped out it involves the suggested re
form of the hereditary peerage and some
sort of concession to Ireland, which may
savor or partial home rule ror Ireland.
Or course these advanced propositions are
not emanating rrom the Conservative
heart- They are political expedients. They
are Intended to "dish" the Radicals, whose
hope lies in the fact that a top-heavy ma
jority or Conservatives would lead to over
weening confidence in their future and to
c onsequcnl blinders of policy. One ot the
rarest spectacles In all modern politics
would be reform of the hereditary
branch of Parliament and a measure of
independence ror Ireland at the hands of
the Conservative or Tory party.
The dismantling of the Defender has
given Dunravcn courage. He wants another
race and should have it on the river Styx,
with somebody besides an American ascon
tcstant. The freaks of the weather are almost as
versatile In showing up their peculiarities
as those ot a dime museum.
Midst all of Tammany's troubles the elo
quence ot liourke Cochran Is most-felt be
cause ot its silence. Can it be that his voice
is in mourning?
The man who tries to feather his nest
and falls is said to be down on his luck.
It is rumored that McKlnley Is making
some very long speeches that arp ex
tremely short of ideas.
It probably will not surprise President
Cleveland, on his return from Buzzard's
Bay, to learn that the "pecpul" still
Whenever a man talks of employing a
girl typewriter his wife is gcner.rtly about
to make a visit to her mother.
Because some people live with lead In
their brains is nothing compared to the
astonishing fact that there are those who
cxjst without aiiy brains whatever Judg
ing from their conduct.
About the only light we get on the silver
question, now that the craze lias died out,
comes rrom moon beams.
The sending or rive war ships to lie
Orient by England looks as ir John Bull were
goiug to make trouble in the China closet.
The charming new woman still lisps, "Do
my bloomers hang right?" In spito of the
fact that they are bifurcated and bag at
Clmraeter on tho Wheel.
Each man retains the peculiarities of
his gait on a bicycle to a certain extent.
One man, for instance, who limps a little
in walking does the same on his wheel,
emphasizing one Sroke more than another.
A Eccond, who moves with long strides
-when Ills feet are on terra firma, simply
translates this motion to meet the new
environment when he goes out for a ride.
A third, being a brisk, energetic little
person, always walking rapidlv, keeps
bin legs golrg a relative speed on his safety
and couldn't stroll along If he tried.
Irish Headquarters nt New York.
Chicago, Sept. 28. Eeforo leaving this
morning for a Hying visit to Nebraska, John
P. Button, of New York, general secretary
of the newly-formed Irish Nationat Alli
ance, announced at the national head-
nunrlnKi rt f)cs nrfFililTntlnn xrnn1(l a na. I
""'""" " "..""- --.- ,
tabllshcd next week at 51 West Thirteenth
street. New York city.
Look Tor King's Palace Great Fall Open
iug'announcemenl In Monday's Times.
ARMES EREED BY COURT
Contfoped from First rage.
ley promptly, granted the writ ot habeas
corpus and dispatched It by the marshal
to Col. Closofi, commandant, at the Wash
ington lurracks. In a short while the
return was nude by Capt. Comings and
was to t he effect that Amies was detained
by virtue or un order or the Secretary or
War. wlilchorders stated no cause for the
On hearing the return. Judge Bradley
directed that the rormal hearing on the
petition be had next Saturday morning
at 10 o'clock, and that in the meanwhile
Major Armes should be discharged rrom
custody subject to the further orders or
Judge Bradley intimated that Major
Amies' own bond would be sufficient,
and it was so ordered, he giviug bond in
the sum of $oCO.
Major Amies could have secured liall in
any amount. A rriend or his. Mr. E. L.
McClelland, was in attendance at the
court when Major Armes uud Capt. Com
THEItE WILL BE A HOT TIGHT.
Judge Bradley, in his remarks on the
ca-c, raised the point ot doubt as to the
prerogative or the military to arrest a
citizen, whoe relation, to the government
was that ot a Chilian character. It can
be ilifcircd thererore that there will be
a hot right when the case comes up on
Secretary or War Lament must either
repudiate the act or his locum tenens, or
6how good cause and ic-gal authority for
the arrest of Mnjor Amies on the simple in
structions to oriicers of the Army, without
cauce being specified.
Although the writ was directed to Col.
Closson lie wavaliscnt when the iwperur
rived, but service was acknowledged by
Capt. Comings, nnd he made I he trip with
Major Amies to the court house.
Tliere uas evidently a funny discussion
of the ntrairheiwc-cn Major Arme-s and his
captain guard as they came along. Major
Amies was in an excellent humor and was
smoking w hat, had the odor ot a 25-ccnt
cigar. He wore the air of a man who be
lieved that he had the Secrelary of War,
acting or otherwise, in a hole out or which
the only way to get was by the process of
As the ordpr of the Acting Sccre-tary of
War is regarded as somewhat of an ex
traordinary character, it is here reproduced
and is as follows:
ADJUTANT UEVElcAL'8 OrFlCE,
Washington D C Seplember27, 1695.
To the Commanding Officer, Washington
Barracks, Washington, 1). C.
Sir: By direction of the Acting Secretary
of War you will arrest Capt George A.
Amies, U. 8. A., iclind, and hold him in
close arrest, under guard. If necessary, at
Washington Barracks, until rurlher orders.
(Signed) THOMAS M VINCENT,
Assistant Adjutant General.
GEN. SCIIOFIELD'S COMMENT.
After his discharge MaJ. Armcs was of
course congratulated by tils friends. He
took dinner down town and repaired there
alter to the orrice or his attorneys, wherj
he had a, long conference, presumably on
the subject or his dt-rense.
Gen. Scholleld was called on by The
Times alter the release or MaJ. Armes.
and wns asked what lie had to say about
the present aspect of the proceedings.
Gen. Scholield said that he preferred nut
to discuss the matter.
He said that the United States court had
the right to grant such a writ, ami he had
confidence in the learning and ability of
the judge. He insisted that the case was
one in which the Secretary of War had
ample Jurisdiction and power to arrest.
Gen. Scholield was evidently prepared
for Hie argument of the defense that the
Secretary of War, or rather the military
arm, had no right to interrere with a
citizen like Armes, a retired olilccr, and
to make him amenable ror a personal or
rense towards a superior orriccr.
Gen.- Schofield said that there were
some dltrerencctt in the relations or MaJ.
Armes to the military control and that or
any priiate citizen or officer or enlisted
man, but that the present case was not one
or the exceptions. Gi n. Schorield said with
posltlveness and with some air or com
mand that he would have hail arrested any
man or oiricer who would have written
such a letter.
He was asked If the next step would not
be the ordering or n court-martial. To this
he replied lhathe coul.l notanswer. Hehad
riinply sent the record so Tar as made up to
the Secretary ot War and that rurther pro
ceedings were to be obtained rrom ttlat
UNTIL LAM0NT RETURNS, s.
The judge advocate general wasa3ked If
lie I ad received any inrtructlon as to the
court-martial and he said that he got bis
instructions from theadjutantgcneralHndas
there was nosign of a court-martial there the
case will probably takea rest until Secretary
Jt Is obligatory that the charges be filed
wiihin eight days after the arrest and the
accused must be brought to trial within ten
days after the filing ot the charges. In
case no charges are made he must be re
leased after the ex plration ot rorty days a f ler
the time In which he should have been
brought to trial. This latter process of
riling no charges and holding the prisoner
is sometimes regarded as surricient punish
ment. Gen. Schorield was asked In view or the
Tact of the release of the prisoner from
custody how that affected the military
control of the prisoner. He said promptly
that Major Armes wns still urdcr arrest
by the military authorities pending the set
tlement ot the question raised by the de
fense. MAJOR ARMES' DEFENSE.
If Major Armes is tried by court martial
at all, it will be, ot course, on the ofrense
of writing the letter. It is not improb
able that the court win take into consid
eration the provocation; and its origin
appears to be the ract that Gen. Schorield
has persecuted Major Armes, one proof
of which will be shown in Gen. Sclio
ricld's opposition to the breveting ot the
major under a recent net of Congress
providing for such hrfvctiuents.
The strong point in defense of the letter
will or course be the clrcumsfancci, which
gave rise to it. Reliance will undoubt
edly be placed In the allegation or Major
Armes that with the Iieot evidence at
hand to prove the high character and
soldierly conduct or the major. Gun.
Schofield went out of his way to collate
the evidence ot a numlier ot ignorant
colored privates, who might or might not
have lieen actuated by personal motives
in their testimony.
However this may be, it Is the fact that
Gen. Schorield, while saying that lie en
deavored to belrlend Major Armes in his
application Tor re-cognition, totally ig
nored testimonials or the highest possible
character and based hisrerusal to consider
his claim on the affidavits of certain sol
diers who once served under Major Amies
in the fights with the Indians at Sallno
River and Republican River, in the de
partment of the Missouri.
Major Amies was dismissed from the ser
vice after court-martial on the testimony
principally of Captains Graham and Cox.
Of these two men Brevet Brigadier Gen
eral Palmer Is on record as saying, "Graham
and Cox were proved to liave been totally
unworthy of belief. Graham I know to
liave been a convicted felon, a highwayman,
and a murderer."
Brigadier General Penrose said that "Cox
was a personal enemy of Major Armes and
did not hesitate when opportunity offerd
to injure him by word ordeed." Congress
men Wells, Cason. and Rellly, members or
Hie Forty-fourth Congress, said point blank
that Major Armes was "the victim ot a
It is ftirlous also that Gen. Schofield
gathered up the evidence of men, who were
evidently hostile, from the character of
the affidavits, to Major Amies, while there
was evidence in ills favor that could have
been had from Intelligent colored men
who served under him.
For instance. Major Armes has in his pos
session an affidavit made by William
Richardson, first sergeant of Company L,
or tho Tenth U. 8. Cavalry, who served
under Captain Armcs In the summer ot
1867, and in the battles against the
Cheyennes, on which Major Amies' enemies
Richardson swears that he remembers
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hundred or more new and nobby patterns-checks plaids-mottled effects
and mixtures in all-wool cheviots, casslmeres, worsteds, etc. plain and
THE OVERCOATS are cut Covert length or longer so everybody
shall have Just what they want They're tans, slates, browns, blacks all the
stylish shados In leather-cloth cheviot melton vicuna.
distinctly the battles against the Indians
on the Saline mer about the first of
August 16G7, when Sergeant Christie was
killed and several men and horses -wounded.
He rememtiers when Capt. Amies was
shot in that eucouuter. by au Indian with
a rifle", in the right hip, while lie was
giving orders, and when lie was entirely
surrounded by the Indians. When Armes
fell the nx-u ni!ieel up to him to protect
him. but lie ordered them Lack to their
Richardson said that by the coolness
and bravery or Capt. Armes, tl.e post
was saved rrom massacTe. Richardson
says that when the Indians endeavored
to hum out the place by setting fire to
the grass. Capt. Amies had the gr.i-3'iiear
at hand set on rlre and burned out to
meet the approaching names. That
Capt. Armes had only about thirty men
and rough twllh desperation and gallantry
agaiii'-l odds or seeral huiidresl Indians.
"I never saw an olfieer display more
bravery even after he had beeu shot
Tl.e men liked him. although he was a
strict disciplinarian and when two Kansas
companies were sent down to the post
they at rirst disliked him, lmt afterwards
learned to re-pect and oliey him cheer
fully ror his military worth.
It will be claimed, too, that Gen. Scho
field had at his command the official re
ports or the battle.
Col. Corbln, who thoroughly Investigated
the affair, made a report In which he said,
speaking ot Capt. Armcs, "for doing the
work and moving thecoinmandashcdidhi
deserves great credit and any reward our
common superiors may have In shire for
GEN. nANCOCK'3 LETTER.
Gen. Sehofield also had at his command
the following autograph letter to Armes
from Major Gen. Wiuficld Scott Hancock,
major general United States Army, or tho
date September 2, 18G7:
"My Dear Captain: I have been much
pleased with thespiritandenergyshown by
you in your recent encounters witli the
Indians. I epectc-d as much of you from
your previous dcedi against the Indians
and from you r good conduct during thewar
or the rebellion, when I had an oppor
tunity ot kno"ving you as au energetic and
gallant soldier. I hate recommended jou
to the general in chief and asked liim to con
fer upon you the brevet rank ot lieutenant
coloneiror the rirstright with thcCheyennes.
Your gallant and meritorious conduct en
titles voa to a notice, even ir it be brier."
On April 13, 1878, when the hill ior the i
restoration or Armcs to his honors was ,
before the House, Gen. Crittenden used this
"Capt. Armcs was convicted, I say, by
the pcrsis utiou or the-Se-cretary ot War,
upon theevidenceof rour men and a woman
or bad repute. Thrue of the men 'were
discharged from the public service and
sent to the penitentiary. As to the fourth.
1 know not where he is, but he was or
equally bad character. Are we to cast this
cloud or odium upon this young omcer on
the testimony or such characters merely to
accommodate the past prejudices or a
retired Cabinet orriccr?"
The Cabinet oiricer here referred to is
Belknap. Alter the dismissal of Armcs by
the testimony of the inramous men, Armcs,
with his impetuosity, took a hand In the
proceedings which were instituted against
Belknap and wrote a letter to the St.
Louis Time3 of date March 3, 1S7C, In
which he simply excoriated Belknap.
He accused that former Secretary of War
of all manner of crimes and misdemeanors
and especially m reference to the rottenness
ot the falcs of post tradersiiips.
For tills reason Armes became the deadly
enemy of all ot Belknap's Mends and they
have pursued him ever since.
Major Amies claims he will have
abjndauce or proof that he is the victim
ot a conspiracy still. It the court-martfal
takes place, and he Is put on the stand he
will undoubtedly have a story to tell that
will rake up a good deal or unpleasant his
tory that waBSupposed to have been buried.
To He tho Clmirirmkers" Orricers.
CIgarmakers' Union, No. 110, held a
largely attended meeting last evening at
No. 737 Seventh street northwest.
Tlie meeting was occupied in the nomi
nation ot ofriccrs to be voted ror at the
triennial election of international orricers
to be held in November next.
Tlie rollowing arc the nominations
made: President aDd secretary, S. W.
Terklns, Chicago; treasurer, William Jones,
Mobile. Ala., and the following vlco presl.
dents. Win. Henroth, Denver, Col.; Samuel
Gompcrs, New Tort: J. J. Murphy, Hamil
ton, Canada; James Wood, New York; L.
A. Boleo, Mass.: Samuel Harson, Baltimore,
Md.; and -P. J. Dohler, Washington, D. C.
Times Want Ads.brlnjr Hoarders.
There's not aman among'you all who
for the "out-of-the-ordinary" sizes just as
army of "regulars."
needn't step a cent beyond
lVnnu. Ave. it 7th St. "SaW Corner.'
GREAT GUT-FRICE CHAMPIONS,
806 Seventh Street, and
1 924 and 1 926 Pa. Ave.
On MONDAY we
ate a series
of f SHtUIALUNt-UAY ?
which will be of great in
terest to the public. Each
sale will be announced in the
Times. KEEP YOUR
EYES ON OUR ADS. if
you are looking- for Bar
gains. Our first sale is to
morrow and will be
BANNER DRESS GOODS
Now and handsome doslcnsof
Worjle.1 l'lalis 10 UlUerrnt
patterns, suitable for Chil
dren's Dresses. Regular
A Loautifal line of S?-inch
rialds, worth :5c
EncllshW oisted Novelty Flalds
4'J inches wide. Cannot be du
plicated for less than COc.
Llnci ! ignred Mohairs Hi Inch
es wide Regular value 41c.
Black and Nary all-wool Serge,
SG-tneh. Regular :2c quality.
Black sitk-Onlslied Henriettas
nnd Fren h fcerges, 43 incnes
wide. Geod va!uoat5
For a full Dre's pattern (S yds.)
of SR-lncU wool mixture. Well
For hist Drcssmaters'Cambrlc,
Forgcol quality SileslaT worth
Excel.ent quality Balrcloth.
We a!s offer on Monday 150 doion
largo slzo lowelj, north 10c
At Q cents each.
S0 doren of larco Tred Napkins, worth
10c (warranted fast colors)
At Q cents each.
806 7th St. and 1924
1926 Perm. Ave.
V1IITUES OF IirUBCIt CEJIENT.
Its Curnttve I'liwcrs Denimitrnted
by an Eiithut-laNtlo CyclUt.
A surgeon cyclist is an uathonty for the
following story, which he told last even
ing to the Emergency Hospital stafr:
"In a Fourteenth street bicycle club,"
said the surgeon, "Is a young Tellow who
Is head over heels in cyclism. lie dreams
of bicycles at night, rides them during the
day, and even when cutlng, his only
theme of conversation Is 'bicycles.'
"One night not long ago the hero of my
story undertook to arrange a displaced
tpoko, when the latter riew up and pierced
his arm above the elbow, making a deep
wound, rrom which the blood spurted.
"I hastily approached the Injured man
and volunteered my services as surgeon,
but the young fellow laughed, 'It's only a
punctured arm, and grabbing a bottle ot
tire rubber cement, painted the wound
with the adhesive ?tuff, preventing a
further riowof blood.
"All who saw the affair. Including my
self, proceeded to denounce the manner
in which the young cycler had closed up
his punctured arm, and forelsld dlro
calatnlty, which we declared would rollow
by Inclosing the lacerated flesh and blood
in a rubber envelope as he did.
"Bat that arm has since become per-
I Will II
can't be fitted. We provide
carefully as for the great
the $15 grade to be well
MRS. C WHELAN.
1107 Q it.
New Tall Stock of
C o rs ets
Present this advertisement
nnd get free of charge one
of our Patented PHYSICAL
CULTUKE SArETY BELTS.
As a souvenir of the
opening we shall sell a
splendid new invoice of
hundreds of pairs of 50
Gent Corsets at 29 Cents
They're long waisted,
with full short hips and 2
side steels. Made of Cou
til satin striped, lace
trimmed. Only in ecru.
You can judge the price
values that'll prevail by
the worthfulness of these
AM Corsets Fitted Freel
Physical Culture Corset Co.,
Mrs. M. G.
rormcrly of r St.. Proprietor.
1107 G St.
rectly well, and when I, meet my 'scorch
ing' rriend lie yells: 'Itubbcr cement's
good ror more than balloon tires; ell
IIAUXITM. HLOCK lirilXED.
One- Hundred Tlionuiml Pumnge and
Four Firemen Injured.
Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 28. A difastrou
lire starttd early this morning In the Barnum
block on Water street, near the depot.
The building was badly guttecfB&'d tho
stock of the merchants on the lower floors
wns almost completely destroyed.
The damage will reach $100,000, but It U
nearly covered by lneuranc.
Tour members ot the fire department wcro
injured by falling bricks, but notseriouslyr
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