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monday evening aug. 27, 1894.
the keport that a majority of the
City Council are in favor of allowing
the Washington and Mount Veraon
Riilroad to run through Washington
street is not credited, for the reason
that the couDcilmen of all well govern?
ed cities, in granting railroad privi
leges, always have the interests of those
cities in view, and always recollect that
railroads are run in their own particu?
lar interests, regardless of those of
others. Washington street, one of these
days will, in all probability, be a part
of Mount Vernon avenue; but how
could that be with electric cars dash?
ing through it, especially at Prince
street intersection, where, owing to the
Confederate monument there, the
roadway is already too narrow. There
are plenty of ottar streets through
which the road can run without select
ing the handsomest one in the city.
No body can justly say that Alexan?
dria, except io one instance only, when
it removed the Washington depot from
the intersection of Kiug and St. Asaph
streets, and then with immediate in?
jurious effects, has not been exceeding?
ly liberal to railroads, certainly more
so than they have been to it, and par?
ticularly so to the Mt. Vernon road,
which hasn't even a depot here, so
that the refusal to allow that road to
ruin its longest and broadest street
could not be looked upon as at all il?
liberal. The interests of the people of
the city in the matter referred to would
be best subserved by having the road
run from the market house to the
Long Bridge, on a tangent line, so that
the distance and time between the two
cities would be reduced to the shortest
The judgment of totally disinterest?
ed people is always, and from the na?
ture of things must be, more to be re?
lied upon than that of those about whose
affairs that judgment is rendered. Re?
ferring to the existing condition of
affairs in this country, the London
Chronicle says: "When money is king
and god, when everything is permitted
to drift, when the worst elements rule,
when party machines supplant serious
political couviction, a terrible denoue?
ment is inevitable." It is not pessi?
mism, but common sense, to say that
this is true; and that it is not strange,
is equally as true, for such has been the
case with all republics after becoming
rich; notably so in the most distinguish?
ed ones of Greece and in that of Rome,
where, as Tytler says, "even the su?
perior classes were divided into fac?
tion-, which servilebly ranked them?
selves under tbe banners of contending
demagogues, and these maintained
their influence over their partisans by
the most shameful corruption and brib?
ery, of which the means were supplied
by the plunder of public money."
Tuere is nothing new that hasn't been
When the people of this country
wake up to-morrow morning they will
know that thereafter the wool, salt,
flax, hemp, and many other necessaries
will be subject to no tax, and that tbe
tax on coal, iron, sugar, woolen and
cotton goods, and other articles of
daily necessary use has been consid?
erably reduced, they will be thankful
to the democratic party for passing the
Gorman tariff bill, but there isn't a
umu aiuoug them who will have any
gratitude to the President, who though
permitting that bill to become a law.
allowed the sugar and whisky trusts to
profit to the extent of many millions
by refusing to sign it twelve days ago
According to Mr. Kernan, a promi?
nent mugwump and anti-snapper,
whom the President appointed a mem?
ber of the Pullman investigating com?
mission, it is wrong for the railroad
companies to keep a record of the mtn
who wilfully, deliberately and mali?
ciously destroy their property and mur?
der their employees and passengers.
For just as good .a reason Mr. Ker?
nan could say it is wroDg for tho police
authorities of cities to keep a record of
tho criminals thereof, so that they may
not be put in positions where they
would have opportunities for indulging
in their criminal deviltry.
The fact that one of the members of
the high salaried commission the
President appointed to investigate the
cause of difference between Mr. Pull?
man, a private employer, and his em?
ployees, travels on a free pass, given to
him by Mr. Pullman, and the other fact
that another member of that commis?
sion,by his que8tions,evidently supports
the idea that Mr. Pullman should not
be allowed to conduct his own business
in bis own way, indicate that this char?
acter of the report of the commission
will be determined by tbe third and
only remaining member thereof.
The Richmond Dispatch says the
President will not be "inconsistent"
whether he shall or shall not sign the
Gorman tariff bill. Indubitably; but
many people think him a great deal
worse, as by not signing that bill when
it was passed, but allowing it to become
a law by the operation of time, he
turned many millions of dollars that
would otherwise have gone into the
public treasury, into the already sur?
charged coffers of the sugar and whisky
One of the murderous bandits cap?
tured in Chicago Saturday night was a
strikiug switchman aod had a certifi?
cate of membership of the A. R. U. in
his pocket. But Mr. Debs says all the
members of that union are too good
citizens to have been engaged in any of
the violence committed during the late
railroad strike. For bare-faced effront?
ery Mr. Debs is indubitably entitled
to the prize. _
When matrimony was made a sacra?
ment and the dissolution of its bonds
made permissible for our cause only, it
was not supposed that a man would
wake his bride up the morning after
marriage and send her out to dig pota?
toes for breakfast, as was done in New
York last week.
The United States have been ship?
ping Axminster carpets to England for
some time. Now that the manufac?
turers thereof are enabled to get their
raw material free, their exports will be
[Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.]
Washington. Aug. 27,1S94.
The President to-day sent to the Sen?
ate the nomination of Jno. L. Jeffrys of
the District of Columbia, to be commis?
sioner on the part of the United States
to arbitrate the claim of the Venezuela
steam transportation company against
the government of Venezuela.
Judge Cole of thb District Supreme
Court this morning rendered his deci
sion in tbe matter of the application of
Mr. Littleton T. Dryden, of Baltimore,
for a writ of mandamus directed against
Secretary Carlisle to compel the latter
to restore him to the position he form?
erly held as United States shipping
commissioner at the port of Baltimore.
The opinion of the Judge was very
brief and decidedly against Mr. Dryden.
It was the opinion of the court that the
matter of removals and appointments
as shipping commissioners was discre?
tionary with the Secretary of the Treas?
ury and the fact that Secretary' Carlisle
had removed the petitioner was con?
clusive evidence that he had been dis?
missed for cause. Further, he said,
this court has no power to review de?
cisions of the heads of the executive
departments of the government in such
cases. The application was therefore
overruled. Mr. Dryden, through his
attorney, then noted an appeal.
A telegram was received at the House
to-day announcing the death of Repre?
sentatives Geo. B. Shaw of Wisconsin.
When the tariff bill reached the White
House twelve days ago, in accordance
with the custom which has prevailed
for many years of sending acts of Con?
gress to the department affected, in or?
der that any objectionable feature might
be called to the President's attention, it
was immediately sent to Secretary
Carlisle, who has since been its custodian
until this morning, when he returned
it to the White House. The bill was
delivered to tbe President August 35tb,
which, excluding the two Sundays,
makes the ten days' limit within which
he must act or permit it to become a
law, expire to-night at 12 o'clock. It
is understood that the engrossed copy
of the measure will be filed in the De?
partment of State promptly at nine
o'clock to-morrow morning.
The fact that Secretary Carlisle this
morning sent out telegraphic instruc?
tions to collectors of customs directing
tbem what to do in regard to putting
the new tariff bill into effect, is looked
upon in official circles here as con?
clusive evidence that the President will
not veto the bill. Commissioner Miller,
of the Internal Revenue Bureau, will
also send out instructions to collectors
of internal revenue after 4 o'clock this
afternoon. Every body is now of the
opinion that the bill will become a law
without President Cleveland's signature
by tbe operation of time at midnight to?
night. Secretary Carlisle this morning
decided that all goods now in bond will
be entitled to the privileges of the free
list of the new tariff act,and vessels with
cargoes not discharged nor entered for
consumption were made vessel ware?
houses temporarily for such goods as
were entered to-day in bond.
General Mahone is still here. He is
as much opposed to the running of re?
publican candidates for Congress in Vir?
ginia this fall as ever, and thinks few or
none of them will be elected. The
General also thinks that his lot is the
best possible one for the site of the pro?
posed new government printing office,
will make a fight for it at the next ses?
sion, saj-s it is cheaper than any other,
and believes he will yet win.
The expiring hours of Congress were
marked to-day by an immense con?
course of visitors drawn to the Capitol
by tbe Knights of Pythias gathering in
Washington this week. Gallery ac?
commodations were more than exhaust?
ed by the crowds that swarmed the
Capitol. The sidewalks of Pennsylva?
nia avenue were also crowded with the
Knights, and nearly all tbe buildings
on that street were gaily decorated.
AmoDg the arrivals here fromColonial
Beach, on the Potomac, last night,were
Count Mitkiewitz and his fourth wife,
a beautiful, cultivated aod attractive
young lady from Baltimore county,
I Md. It is reported that the Count is
the author of the recent Chinese treaty.
As it was by no means certain that
the President would not send the bill
giving the Mt. Vernon R. R. the right
of way through Arlington, to the War
Department, and thereby kill it by de?
lay, the friends cf that bill determined
this morning that as it had passed both
houses of Congress they would not have
it sent to bim, but wait until the next
session, when it will be laid before him
the first thing, and when the war depart?
ment will have as much time as it may
de*ire for its critical examination.
There were only sixty or sixty-five
members of the House present to-day,
of whom three were Virginians, Messrs.
Jones, Wise and Meredith. Less than
twenty Senators were present, among
whom was Mr. Daniel of Virginia.
Miss Minnie L Payne of Virginia was
to day promoted from a $900 to a $1000
clerkship in the Interior Department.
The Thief Caught.?The thief who
has been terrorizing Upperville and the
immediate vicinity has finally been ap?
prehended. He turns out to be a good
looking Washington boy who recently
escaped from the reform school. His
name is Richard McCauley, and he is
only eighteen years of age. The detec?
tive? say the boy has stolen more than
$1,000 worth of goods. He is also
charged with committing robberies in
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Reports received by the democratic
congressional campaign committee in?
dicate democratic successes in the fall
Under the new tariff"bill the revenue
from playing cards for the current year
at the rate.of 2 cents a pack is estimat?
ed at $1,000,000.
William Schriver, one of the catchers
of the Chicago baseball club, on Satur?
day caught a ball tossed to him from
one of the windows in the top of the
Ex-Vice President Morton returned
from Europe yesterday, and expressed
a partial willingness to become a candi?
date for governor of New York.
Seventy thousand people attended a
meeting, in Hyde Park, London, yeste) -
day at which resolutions were adopted
demanding the abolition of the House
Counsel for Dr. Leon in Washington,
convicted of manslaughter, claim that
they have discovered new evidence,
upon which they have made a motion
for a new trial.
Dr. Ott, a married man of Washing?
ton, Mo., on Saturday shot Miss Lizzie
Craig, a girl with whom he was infatuat?
ed, but who refused to elope with bim,
and then committed suicide.
It is understood Secretary Carlisle
has practically decided that wool and
all other articles now in bond can be j
withdrawn at the new rates or free of
duty if on the free list of the new tariff'
An electric car returning from Eagle
Rock, at the top of Orange mountain,
N. J.; got oeyoud control of the motoi
man yesterday and overturned after
stiiking a curve. A number of persons
I The handsome residence of Col. John
A. Robinson was burned early yester?
day morning, with all its contents, at
Patterson's Creek, near Martinsburg,
W. Va. He and his family narrowly
escaped a horrible death.
John Cooper, aged 53 years, his wife
Ann, aged 52, aud Mrs. Emma Mat?
thews, Mrs. Cooper's mother, of
Thompsonville, Conn., were instantly
killed by being struck by a New York
and New England train at Stillwater
bridge, South Worcester, Mas3., yester?
Chas. L. Glascock, of North Carolina,
a former employe in the R. & D. R. R.
offices in Washington, has filed a suit
in that city for a divorce from his wife
and the co-respondent named is a U. S.
Senator from the West, whose name is
one of the most prominent in connec?
tion with the silver question.
Senator Gorman's physicians have
advised him to leave for Europe at the
earliest possible day, not only for the
benefit of the sea voyage, but for the
purpose of taking treatment at one of
the German spas. His health is declar
ed to be in a very precarious state.
Senator Gorman was in New York yes?
terday. He is going to Saratoga.
Alonzo Kendall, the Kalamazoo
aeronaut, made an ascension at School
craft Mich., yesterday, but during the
decent, and when about one hundred
feet from earth, lost his hold from
the trapeze bar and dropped head first
to the cround, striking a fence. His
neck was broken, and when picked
up there was not a whole bone iu his
Abe Buzzard, the Welsh mountain
robber, pleaded guilty to twenty-three
of the eighty-eight indictments against
him in Lancaster, Pa., court on Satur?
day and was sentenced to eleven years
in State prison. The other membere ol
his gang made no defense, ana were all
sentenced to terms in the penitentiary,
varying from six months to twenty one
Nine persons, composing the family
of a wealthy farmer named BibrovicB,
were murdered in their home in the
village of Coschewin, Austria, Friday
night by robbers. After murdering the
inmates and securing their valuables,
the thieves applied the torch to the
building, which was totally destroyed.
The murderers escaped, and no clue has
been found to their identity.
At Atlantic City, N. J., yesterday
evening a single flash of lightning,
coming from an almost cloudless sky,
killed William Carr, aged twenty, of
that city, who was bathing near the
foot of Georgia avenue, and so shocked
Mrs. Rachel Faigner and several others,
who were bathing with him, that their
condition is extremely critical. The
same Hash rang the Ore alarm, split a
telegraph pole and tied up traffic on the
The anti-toxine treatment, which is
alleged to be a positive cure for diph?
theria, will be introduced into New
York by the board of health. The
treatment was discovered by Professor
Koch and worked out iu the institute
for infectious diseases at Berlin. In
order to study its workings Prof. Her?
rn in O. Briggs, of the health depart?
ment, recently paid a visit to Berlin
and he reports that in 2-50 cases the
anti-toxine treatment produced the fol
lowing results under Professor Koch's
prescriptions : Where the treatment
was applied within the first twenty
four hours all cases were cured.
A letter from Washington says: There
is a very general regret expressed at the
defeat of Representative Constantino B.
Kilgore, popularly known as "Buck''
Kilgore, for a reuomination in the
Third Texas disfrict. With few ex?
ceptions Kilgore has been one of the
roost conspicuous members of the House
since the opening of the Fiftieth Con?
gress. His defeat is said to be due
largely to his friendsnip for the Presi?
dent and his action in support of the
policies which Mr. Cleveland believed
to be best for the democratic party. He
voted for free wool, of which his dis?
trict is a large producer, and for the
repeal of the purchasing clause of the
Senator Jones and the Taeiff.?
Senator Jones has given to the Arkan?
sas Gazette a statement regarding his
work in assisting in the preparation of
the tariff bill. He saya when it was as?
certained the bill had to be prepared to
suit the views of 43 democratic Senators,
he consulted the President and the Sec?
retary of the Treasury, and both ad?
vised him to prepare such a bill. He
went to work to accomplish thi3 pur?
pose with the full understanding that
such was the course desired by the ad?
ministration. Senator Hill, he says, at
no time was relied upon as one of the
43 Senators whose votes the committee
desired to secure in support of the bill.
Senator Jones says the bill is not satis?
factory to-him, and if he could have
had his own way in preparing it he
would have raised the revenue needed
from incomes on whisky, beer and to?
bacco, and not from sugar or from wool
goods. He says he resisted all these
changes with all his power.
The wife Senator Eppa Huuton is se?
riously ill at Cape May.
Since January 1st 1,257,000 tons of
coal have been shipped from Lambert's
It is said that Major Mann Page ma3T
be the populist candidate Jor Congress
from the 4th district.
Owing to the rapid increase in mem?
bers tbe Catholic parish in Norfolk is
to be divided and a handsome chapel
erected on York street.
Fire in Norfolk Saturday evening de?
stroyed about $50,000 worth of proper?
ty belonging principally to Jones, Lee
& Co., commission merchants.
It is said that the democratic conven?
tion of the 9th district which is to reas?
semble this week will certainly tender
the nomination to Judge H.S.K. Morri
rison. Mr.Marshall,it is said.is practical?
ly out of the fight, as it is pretty well
understood that the Wythe county del?
egates and others who voted for him
before will support Morrison now.
Earthquake shocks were felt yesterday at
Athens and other parts of Greece.
Cholera in Russia shows no signs of diminu?
tion, according to tho reports Irom tho vari?
The Emperor of China has issued an edict
that the murderers of Bev. James Wylio, the
Presbyterian missionary, bo beheaded, and
that the Christian chapels destroyed bo re?
built at the expense of tho people.
Gohua Lake, near Simla, in India, broke
through its dam yesterday and Hooded the
valley, destroying villages aud doing great
damage to other property. The Hood had
been expected and the people had deserted
the valley before it came.
A terrible hurricane has recently swept over
the Sea cf Azof, in southern Bussia. The
force ot th.! wind raised heavy waves, which
fwept away many seacoast village*, not leav
inga house stiuding, and drowning a large
number of people. In addition, several steam?
ers have been loft during tho hurricane, and
their entire crews were drowned. Two Ameri?
can oxcursiou parties are thought to have
bceu in danger.
The towns of Sehwalm and Woltersbruck,
in the Vogelberg Mountains, in Hesse, were
wrecked on Saturday by a heavy wind storm
and waterspouts. The towns wero flooded
and trees were sn pped olf or torn up by the
roots. At Oburohnen a cart, with tho horses
attached, and the driver were lifted some dis?
tance in tho air by the force of tho wind, and
then dashed to the ground. The cart wss
completely demolished, and the driver and
both horses wero killed.
The fourth grand encampment of the
Uniform Rank of the Knights of Pyth?
ias formally began in Washington this
morning aod will last until Saturday
night. The eighteenth session of the Su?
preme Lodge, Knights of Pythias of the
world, convenes on Tuesday, at Build?
ers' Exchange Hall, and will extend
over a period of ten days. Thousands
of uniformed knights, accompanied by
thousands of other members of the or?
der with their familes are rapidly pour
into the city.
The Pythian week opens to-night
with a reception at Convention Hall to
the officers and representatives of the
Supreme Lodge, tendered by the citi?
zens' committee. An address of wel?
come will be made by Vice-President
Stevenson on the part of the public, and
by Commissioner Ross on the part of
the District, after which the evening
will be given up to the enjoyment ol
the visitors, which will be enhanced by
the Marine Band. The actual business
will begin, however, to-morrow, as the
first session of the Supreme Lodge will
be called at 10 a. m. The Supreme
Lodge after this meeting will meet con?
tinuously until all its business shall
have bcon transacted. At four o'clock
to-morrow afternoon the great Pythian
parade will start. This parade will pass
up Pennsylvania avenue, past the White
House, where it will be reviewed by the
President. At the head of Fifteenth street
the parade will bo reviewed by General Car
uahan aud his stall', mounted. At Market
Space a stand has been erected for the use of
the Supreme Council and from which it will
review tbe passing knights.
On Wednesday there will be an inspection
aud review of tbe Uniformed Bank, K. of P.,
in the White Lot, and in the afternoon the
prize drills will commence at the baseball
park. From that time on there will be no
regular programme. The sessions of the Su?
premo Lodge will be held daily until all tbe
business has been transacted, and tbe prize
drills will go on at. the park until all tbe com
peting companies shall have had a chance to
drill. Tho knights in camp will probably re?
main until the end of the week, and will put
in their time seeing tbe city aud becoming
acquainted with each other.
The Supreme Council will be confronted
by two very serious questions at its meetings
to be held there. One will be the expulsion oi
the saloonkeepers from tho order, and th:
other the disciplining of those German lodges
that have had printed and are using a
Gorman copy of the ritual. There will un?
doubtedly bo trouble in the meeting when
these two questions are brought up. The
Germans are very strong in the order, and
will resent any attempt to interfere with their
For Breckixridge.?The famous
evangelist, George O. Barnes, delivered
a sermon in the courthouse at Lexing?
ton, Ky., last night which electrified his
large audience, as it was a powerful ap?
peal to all Christians to vote for Col.
Breckinridge for Congress. He cited
Bible authority to prove that he was
right, and said that he pitied the
preachers who had so little of the spirit
of Christians in them as to denounce
the colonel. These remarks created a
wonderful effect on his hearers. About |
twenty of them got up and went out,
and one man asked Barnes in a loud
voice: "How much did vou get Jor
this?" Ex-State Treasurers. G. Sharp,
who is a strong Breckinridge man, went
to the interrupter and told him to hush.
He soon left. For a while the scene
was an exciting one, some cheering the
preacher, others condemning him, and
all were wrought up to the highest piteh.
Such a scene has seldom been witnessed
in Lexington at a religious meeting, but
quiet was finally restored, and Barnes
concluded his address by begging his
hearers to be forgiving.
Butterflies Wins the Futurity.
The great Futurity stakes run at
Sheepshead Bay Saturday was won by
a head after a driving finish by Gideon
and Daly's bay filly Butterflies, with
O. H. P. Belmont's chestnut colt Bran
dywine second. It was the first time
in the history of the race that tbe rich
prize had been carried off by a filly,
and the time, 1.11, is the fastest ever
recorded for the event. Griffin rode
the winner and A. Clayton had tie
mount on Brandywine. The race was
worth $49,200 to Butterflies' owners.
Twenty-five thousand people were
It is almost certain that tbe Pullman
strike which began nearly 15 weeks
ago, and which has been a "lost cause"
for many days, will be declared "oA"
at a meeting to-night.
I TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
London, Aug. 27.?In consequence
of the capsizing of tbe Britannia's small
boat, by which two of the crew were
drowned, tbe PriDce of Wales has can?
celled all of the cutter's engagements on
the western coast.
The dispatches received by the
Chinese legation up to this noon, have
contained no mention of a Chinese vic?
tory at Ping-Yang. At the Japanese
legation the officials say that the report
of such a victory was circulated probably
by the Pekin government to facilitate
tbe war loan.
Bucharest, Aug. 27.?Cholera is
rapidly spreadly in Bessarabia. Tbe
sanitary council demands that the
whole line along the Pruth be cordon?
ed by the military.
Rome, Aug. 27.?Queen Margaret
went to the Gres3oney valley, in tbe
province of Turin, several days ago to
visit the Baron and Baroness Pecoz.
Oa Saturday her host gave in her hon?
or an excursion into the Alps. During
the ascent he dropped dead before the
queen's eyes. She was nearly over?
come and became hysterical several
times before reaching home. She still
suffers from extreme nervousness. The
king was summoned to her early yes?
terday morning. An examination of
Biron Pecoz's body showed that he
died from heart disease.
The Pythian Encampment,
Washington, D. C, August 27.?
AU night long and during every hour
to-day trains beariogPythians and their
friends have been discharging at the
railroad stations and many scores of ex?
cursion trains are scheduled to arrive
between six and eleven o'clock to-nigbt.
The knights are coming in numbers so
greatly in excess of tbe estimated
strength that three hundred additional
tents have been erected on the monu?
ment grounds. A serious question to
be decided by the Supreme Lodge is
whether the ritual shall be translated
into German. Some German lodges are
disposed to be mutinous because this
has not been done. Supreme Chancellor
Blackwell savs it may come to the
point of saying to the German members,
"Either become citizens of this couutry
or get out of tbe order."
Bridgeton, N. J., Aug. 27.?A mys?
terious fire burned the side-wheel
steamer George Law to the water's
edge at the wharf here to-day. A deck
hand and fireman were asleep on the
boat at the time. They lost all their
possessions and nearly lost their lives.
They cannot account for tbe flames,
and say they had no fire of any kind on
board. The boat ran between Balti?
more and Tolchester last summer, and
between Bridgeton aud Philadelphia
this summer. There is some insurance
on the vessel. Capt. Smith Godfrey
and son, the owners, were away at tho
time of the fire.
[The George Law ran on the Potom?
ac for a number of years, but left here
recently for northern waters.]
Dr. McGlynn on Temperance.?
Fifteen hundred persons assembled at
Prohibition Park, Staten Island, yester?
day to hear Rev. Dr. McGlynn's dis?
course on "A Model Commonwealth."
Preceding his address he cave, by re?
quest, a prelude upon Mgr. Satolli's
confirmation of Bishop Watterson's fa?
mous order against liquor dealers. At
the meeting at tbe park a week ago tbe
question was asked if tbe importance
and seriousness of the ablegate's utter
ance<< against tbe saloon were not over
estitr.H!??<!. ami it was also asked if a
. presentative Catholic could be
Mitt. ? I tho was opposed to the saloon.
In ir : - in nig Dr. McGlynn, the utter?
ance -f Archbishop Ireland, Bishop
Mi'1-. of Vermont, Bishop Messner,
of W. e-asto, and Bishop McGoldrick,
of Michigan, were read indorsing Mon
sigoor Satolli's position. Father Mc?
Glynn said there was a danger of mag?
nifying Mom-iguor Satolli's letter be?
yond tbe intention of the writer and
beyond its effect. It was not a decree.
Monsignor Satolli hardly meant and
Bishop Wattereon Lardly meant that it
was a sin to drink iutoxicaticg liquors
or to seli them. They have not gone
so far as that. In effect the letter
meant that Catholics should look to it
that tbeir churches, families and busi
ness should be so conducted as to be
no occasion of sin or scandal.
Exposing the Knights of Pythias.
"Big Ajax" Griffith, a Washington
printer, who has heretofore acquired
considerable notoriety, occasioned what
seemed for a time a genuine riot at the
Baltimore and Ohio depot Saturday
night. Capt. A. C. Columbus and a de?
tachment of Joseph Caldwell Division
of Knights of Pythias, of the District,
were stationed at the depot to act as a
reception committee to their arriving
brethren, when tbey were dumbfound?
ed at seeing Griffith in their midst, in
full Pythian uniform, nonchalantly dis?
posing of tbeir secret ritual for 25 cents
per copy. Tbe committee proceeded
to bandle Griffith in so rough a manner
as to cause fear of a very serious result
to Mr. Griffith. He finally escaped
minus his ornaments and stripes.
Pardoned.?Gov. O'Ferrall has par?
doned John Miles who has been in the
penitentiary for 30 years. The man is
i 72 years old, and is broken in health
and nearly blind. Miles was first con?
victed in 1861, and since has served out
three full terms, and is now serving the
fourth, all of which make 40 years. He
has been sentenced in the counties of
Culpeper, Fauquier, Hanover and last?
ly in Henrico county, during the June
term of 1879, on three indictments, two
for burglary and one for house-break?
ing, for eighteen, five and two years re?
In the little town of Pine, Term.,
yesterday, William Shaw and Bob Con
stor, brothers-in-law, bad a difficulty
over an axe, Shaw shot Constor through
the cheek, Constor's brother came run?
ning np to interfere, when Shaw opened
fire on him, killing him instantly.
Washington, Aug. 27.
Although the Senate programme for
to-day is the same as that which was
followed on Friday last when the ab?
sence of a quorum was covered up by
the transaction of legislative business
behind closed doors, the galleries were
crowded, before the hour of noon, by
visiting knights of Pythias in their
neat uniform and by the ladies and fol?
lowers who have come to Washington
to witness the annual encampment of
the Knights. There were only twelve
Senators present while the prayer was
being offered. Among them were Sen?
ators Morgan, of Alabama, and Daniel,
of Virginia, who had been absent for
the last couple of weeks. The reading
of Friday's journal was dispensed
with and then, at 12:10, on motion of
Mr. Cockrell, the galleries were clear?
ed, the doors locked and the Senate
proceeded to the consideration of exec?
The doors remained closed till 1:15
when the Senate adjourned until to?
morrow at noon.
No legislative business was transact?
The Pythian hosts and their friends
now gathered in the capital were fully
represented in the galleries of the
House to-day, their numbers filling
them to overflowing. They presented a
striking contrast to the floor, which was
occupied by not more than GO or 70
Messages were received from the
President and from the Senate, the for?
mer announcing his signature to '"sun?
dry hills and joint resolutions."
Several members requested and ob?
tained leave to print remarks in the
Record, one of them to insert a speech
on the repeal of the Sherman law, ac?
complished a year ago. In the course
ot the consideration of these requests it
developed that tho last copy of the
Record for the session will be published
a week after the day of adjournment,
so that if any speech is not in the bands
of the printer in time for that publica?
tion, the leav-j to print, as Speaker
Crisp observed, will not avail the mem?
Mr. Holman with the prefatory re?
mark that it had been many years since
he had asked the House to consider a
private bill, asked unanimous consent
for the consideration of a bill to reim?
burse Jane and O. P. Cobb, of Aurora,
Ind., for tbe seizure and destruction by
government forces of certain boats on
the Ohio river in 1S63. Mr. Holman
made a brief statement of the claim
and the facts upon which it was based,
showing that it had been before Con?
gress since the 38th Congress. Several
members interrogated Mr. Holman re?
specting the facts, aud finally Mr.
Marsh objected, remarking he was sur?
prised that tbe gentleman from Indiana
should in the closing hours of Congress
ask this House to pass a bill appropri?
ating over $5,000 of the people's money
to pay an old claim of two constituents
of his, whether just or not he would
uot say, which the gentleman (Mr. Hol
u an) says has not been submitted to a
committee of the House.
This was greeted with laughter,
which was increased as Mr. Holman
crossed the aisle to appeal to Mr. Marsh
to withdraw his objection, and the lat?
ter sought the rear lobby to escape his
importunities. The risibilities of Speak?
er Crisp were visibly excited by the
scene, and he felt impelled to suggest
in connection with his cflortsto restore
order that "gentlemen desiring to con?
verse will please retire to the cloak
Mr. Richardson reported from the
committee on printing with a recom?
mendation that it pass a resolution pro?
viding for printing 40,000 copies of the
tariff bill compared with tho rates of
Mr. Wilson said that the comparison
was not, in his opinion, of great value,
for the reason that it was practically
impossible to compare importations
and receipts under ad valorem and spe?
cific rates of duties.
Mr. Bynum said the comparison had
been made by the Treasury experts
with the clerks of the Senate finance
committee and with the committee on
ways and means, and he believed it
was as accurate as anything could be
made, and had been prepared as all
similar comparisons had been.
On the adoption of the resolution the
vote was 76 ayes, 4 noes.
Mr. Johnson made the point of no
Tellers were ordered on the vote,
but before the result was announced
the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
Mr. Haugen was recognized and an?
nounced the death at his home this
morning of Hon. Geo. S. Shaw.
Tho usual resolutions were agreed to,
and, in accordance therewith, at 1:25
o'clock the House adjourned until to?
The September number of the St. Nicholas
Magazine has been received from its publish*
ors. the Century Company, New York.
The Chinese are cutting off the beads
of all Japanese caught in their domains.
Excursion to Atlantic City.
Bound-trip tickets will bo sold from Wash
iugton to Atlantic City by the Pennsylvania
Ball road Company for special train leaving
Washington at 9 a. m., on Saturday, Septem?
ber 1st, at the rate of $4. Tickets good for
return by regular trains until Tuesday, Sep?
tember 4th. aug27 2t
On Saturday, August 25,1894, at the resi?
dence of her father, Mr. Leopold Neumeyer.
417 Tenth street, southwest Washington, D.
C, CORA E., beloved wife of Thomas Ten
nesson. Funeral from St. Dominic's Church,
Tuesday, at 9 a m. Requiem mass. Friends
are invited to be present. Interment private
at Oak Hi 11 Cemetery.
At Providence Hospital, Washington, on
Monday morning, August 27, LEMUEL
KUBEY. of this city, aged 48 years. His fu?
neral will take place from the residence of
his mother, on Royal street, between Prince
and King streets, Tuesday evening, at 3:30
PORT OF ALEXANDRIA, AUG. 25, 1S9L
Sehr Pomeroy, Lodge Landing; Sehr
Oriental, Mach od oc; Sehr Francis Miller,
Potomac creek; Sehr Mary, Cole's Point, Va
and Sehr Mary Catharine, Dumfries, by
Smoot & Co.
Sehr Mary Catharine, Dumfries, lumber by
J H D Smoot
LOST.?A bunch of FOUR KEYS was lost
between the 6th and 7 h. The finder
will be liberally rewarded by leaving them at
thie office. ang27 2t
F)R RENT.?A BRICK DWELLING
HOUSE, No. 216 south Washington
street, next to the Baptist Church. Possession
given 1st of September. Apply for informa?
tion at 216 and 218 King stcect.
i TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES.
Mrs. Nancy M. Walker celebrated her
103d birthday in Rochester, N. Y., Sat
Congressman Shaw, republican, die;l
at Eau Claire, Wis., this morning after
a long illness.
A dispatch from the Isles of Shoals
says that Celia Thaxter, the authoress,
died there suddenly last night.
In a street car collision at Hammond,
Ind., this morning ten persons were se?
riously injured?a motorman and a pas?
The second week of the great strike
of the textile operatives at New Bed?
ford, Mass., opened to-day with no
change in the situation.
Nathan P. Coburn, one of the most
prominent shoe manufacturers in the
country, died suddenly at his home in
Newton, Mass., yesterday.
Maud Capron, aged 14, while visiting
near Schoharie, X. Y., last Saturday,
was accidentally shot by her cousin, a
boy about her own age, and died in a
Eugeue Dub?, a saloon keeper, died
at Elizabeth, N. J., last night after a
few hours' illness. The symptoms ex?
hibited wero those of cholora, but phy?
sicians pronounce it cholerine.
Justsce Gaynor, in the Supreme
Cojrt of New York, this morning was
asked to appoint a receiver for the syn?
dicate of which Henry S. [ves, now de?
ceased, was an active member.
By the collapsing of a bridge over a
ravine at Fairmont Park, Kansas City,
last night, fifty persons were precipitat?
ed to the ground, a distance of fifteen
feet, and twenty of them were injured.
Mr. H. W. Duune, Superintendent of
the New York, Philadelphia ?.<: Norfolk
Railroad, died last night at Philadel?
phia, of typhoid fever. Mr. Dunne
was 37 years old aiyl lived at Cape
On Tuesday last Mary Ann Lafrance,
who had been living with Isaac White,
a half-breed on the Indian reservation
at Hogansburgh, N. Y., mysteriously
disappeared. Blood tracks leading from
the bouse lead to tho belief that White
murdered the woman and secreted tho
A passenger train on the Baltimore
and Ohio branch ran into a huge bould?
er near Cairo, W. Va., this morning.
The engine was thrown from the track,
killing the fireman and injuring the
engineer fatally. All trains are delayed
at Parkersburg and that city is full of
Pythian knightsbouud for Washington.
The Conauicut mil), at Fall River, Mass.,
has closed its gates indefinitely and there
now remain but four corporations out of
forty-two that are making attempts to run
From a letter written by Rev. J Gander
man, of Diamoudale, Mich., we are permitted
to make this extract: "I have no hesitation in
recommending Dr. King's New Discovery, as
the results were almost marvellous in the case
of my wife. While I was pastor of the Bap?
tist Church at Bives Junction she was brought
down with Pneumonia succeeding La Orip|>e.
Terrible paroxysms of coughing would last
hours with little interruption and itsecnied
as it" she could not survive them. A friend
recommended Dr. Kiug's New Discovery; it
was quick in its work and highly satisfactory
iu its results." Trial bottles free at E. S.
Lcadbeater &. Sons' Drug Store, Regular size
50c and $1.00.
Tour to Niagara Falls via Pennsyl?
vania Kail road.
The next personally conducted tour to
Niagara Falls will leave Washington at 7 a.
m. on Saturday, the 1st of September, by a
special train of parlor cars and day coaches.
The round trip rate is $10, tickets guod to
return on regular trains within ten days and
permitting stopolT at Watkins Glen ami
Rochester in either direction, aud at Buualo
returning. au25 3t
If you have dull and heavy pains across
the lorohead and about the eyes; if the i oa
trils are frequently stopped up and followed
by a disagreeable discharge ; if soreness in
the nose and bleeding from the nostrils is of?
ten experienced ; if your are very sensitive
to cold in the head accompanied with head?
ache, then you may be sure you have catarrti.
and should (immediately; resort to Ely's
Cream Balm for a cure. Tio remedy will give
When Baby was sick, we gave her Ca*ort*.
Whsn ihe was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became 31 Lsg, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Cantoris.
AMASS CONVENTION of tin; peopled
party of the Sth Cougre'sional District
will be held in Alexandria at tho Opera Hoi,-<?
on THURSDAY. August 30th, at 10 o'da k
a. m.. for the pnrposo of nominating a candi?
date for Congress. By order of
J. HASKINS HOBSON.
DEPOT QUARTERMASTERS OFF!' E
Washington, D. C, Angnst '27th, 189-1.
Scaled Proposals, in triplicate, will be re?
ceived bere until 12 o'clock noon. THURS?
DAY, September 27tli, 1894, and then open?
ed, for constructing one doublo barrack and
two doublo sets of Officers' Quarters, at F< '
: Myer, Va. Information required furnished
I on application. Government reserves rijj
to reject any or all proposals. Envelopes con?
taining proposals should bo maiked "Pro?
posals for Constructing Buildings at Foit
Myer, Va.," and be addressed to LientCoI.
Georgo H. Weeks; Depot (Quartermaster.
Near Alexandria, Virginia.
L. M. BLACK FORD, M. A., Principal.
Opens SEPTEMBER 26TH. 1894.
Dlustrated Catalogue sent on application.
A NEW AND DELIGHTFUL RESORT,
On Summit of Blue Ridge mountains, abovo
Snicker's Gap, fifty miles by rail from Wash?
ington, fifteen hundred feet altitude, magnifi?
cent scenery, cool nights and no mosquito^1
A beautiful drive of forty minutes over a well
graded road. Comfortable carriages in charge
of J. A. Dorrell, will meetall trains. Address
Mrs. J. T GRIFFITH, Round Hill, Ya.
The house will be kept open through Sep?
tember and October to accommodate those
who enjoy hunting and fishing bass in the
FRESH EGGS and Choice Butter for sale
by J. C. MILBURN .