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THE WASHINGTON' TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1894.
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CIRCULATION TOR THE PAST WEEK.
Sunday, July 22 20,201
Monday, July 23 19.957
Tuesday.July 24 20.210
Wednesday.July 25 22,950
Thursday, July 28 21,117
Tiday,July 27 20,505
Saturday. July 28 20.031
Average dally circulation 20,728
The Weather To day.
For the District of Columbia, fair; cooler;
. SAD AND SORROWFUL.
When we read of a United States Senator
and the Governor of tho proud State of South
Carolina blackguarding each other on tho
stump and hurling billingsgate at each other
like a couple of fishwives, wo ma bo per
mitted to nurture a gentle doubt that lu re
spect of conducting campaigns we havo im
proved upon the methods of our forefathers.
It is true, fortunately, that coarse personalities
on the hustings are not quite as frequent as
they used to be. Politicians are beginning to
understand that tho people look with disgust
and disapprobation upon ebullitions of this
sort Even in the South, where this kind of
campaigning crops out oftener than anj
where else, sav e. perhaps, in tho far West, it
is happily more the exception than tho rulo,
and for this reason tho conduct of Senator
Butler and Gov. Tillman stand3 forth all the
more in unpleasant relief.
There are in all sooth Important Issues
enough now engaging the attention of the
people to furnish ample material for serious
discussion by two men who each aspire to
the dignity and honor of representing his
State in the United States Senate. Questions
of great moment, upon which hinge national
prosperity to say nothing of the lesser,
but yet grave importaneo of party for
tunes confront the people, questions that
affect the national credit, national commerce,
national prestige. Yet in the midst of all
these Senator Butler, who prides himself upon
his descent from tho cavaliers, and Ben Till
man, who claims to stand for the sturdy
masses of the common people, can find noth
ing better to do than to cull ono another liars
and squabble about official or unofficial
whisky. Shade3 0f llnjno and Calhoun, how
has tho once mighty Palmetto State fallen!
Somo of these days the people e en the
people of South Carolina will come to the
conclusion tnat it will be to their advantage
to be represented in the councils of the nation
by men other than lawyers or professional
farmers, above all, other than professional
politicians. They will learn that their inter
ests are safer in the hands of men habituated
to the transaction of business in n business
like way; men who may not be facile of
tongue and adepts at flinging forth high
sounding phrases or low tirades, as the case
may be, but who havo a proper regard for the
nation, tho State, tho people, and them
selves. THE ASSESSMENT BILL.
The House bill providing for a permanent
board of assessors for the District of Colum
bia, which has already passed the House and
was faorably passed upon by tho Senato Dis
trict Committee jestcrday, is one of tho most
important measures for the welfare of the peo
ple of Washington that has been considered
St this session of Congress. Tho amendments
added by tho Senate committee, the principal
of which reduced the salary to 3,000 and in
creased the term of office from threo 3 ears to
four j ears, were both wise, especially the lat
ter, which will give the assessors ono year
after their second assessment in 189D, for re
visions and appeals before they go out of
The general need for a rroper revision of
real estate appraisals for tho District is unde
niable. The cases of unjust differences aro
many, and it is absolutely impossible that
they should be avoided under the present
anomalous system. It is tho custom in most
cities to revise assessments each j ear, or, at
least, to allow the assessors to do so, if in
their judgment it bo necessary. Washington
can get along very well with a three- car ap
praisal, and the proposed law, which begins
such a system in 18, is to be welcomed.
We trust tho Senato will not leavo this
measure unacted on, but pass the bill and let
it become law before adjournment
We respectfully suggest that tho Senators
of tho Washington Baseball Club play no more
games and settle their various schedules by
the conferee system.
It Is about time for Editor Conger, of
Ohio, to tako another plug out of tho Prcsi
dental boom melon of Thomas Brackett Bced
and discover that it is still groen around the
The Emperor of China is reported to have
taken the yellow Jacket away from Li Hung
Chang. If the Chinese article of yellow
jackets Is anything like our nathe product,
Li owes his sovereign a vote of thanks.
It seems to be that tho Senato conferees aro
about to press the button and let tho Novem
ber voters do tho rest
Either tho Japs have established a press
censorship over tho other end of tho cable, or
they are great lighters.
Cibl Browj,e is in New Jersey, and several
rash mosquitoes are mending their beaks.
The best point about the Vice President's
Presidential boom is the fact that his office is
burdened with v ery little responsibility.
We respectfully but flrmly call Senator
Hansbrough's attention to the fact that the
Bu'slan thistle may soon crop out in Korea.
We can look upon tho Oriental war with
some degree of patlenco and even complais
ance it the Chinese in this country will keep
up going home to fight
Mb. Corbett's impressions of England
have not been gathered in a scrap book.
CLOAK ROOM AND GALLERY.
The friend3 of Mr. Blchardson, of Tennes
soe, placed a magnificent basket of roses on
his desk j osterday morning, to testify to their
congratulations on his re nomination. Mr.
Richardson is serving his fifth term in Con
gress and this nomination to a sixth, the elec
tion to which will follow as a matter of course,
is exceedingly gratlfjlng to him and his
When Senator Smith dictated that letter of
his on Thursday night to his Englewood con
stituents who had ventured to remonstrate
with him for his course on the tariff bill, there
was quito a little gathering of Senators in his
room at Chamberlln's, where ho has his quar
ters for tho summer, to wnom tuo aocumeni
was submitted. Among them wre Murphy,
Brlco, and others.
All were pleased at the excellent loglo from
a Jersejman's point of view that 8enator
Smith hurled back at his Englewood friends
and told him so, but when it came to tho clos
ing paragraph in which their language and
action were characterized as an "imperti
nence." there were some suggestions. Sen
ator Murphy told the independent Jersey
Senator that this remark belonged to the
class that had better bo left unsaid, and in
sisted that it might bo true but was also un
wise. Senator Smith, however, remained
firm and the paragraph remained, and will
doubtless become a campaign documont in
New Jersey in the future,
Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, brought up an in
teresting question in the House yesterday in
calling up a resolution introduced by him
some time ago asking for a report from tho
War Department relative to the court-martial
of a soldier stationed at Omaha for refusing
to participate in target practice on Sunday.
Mr. Grosenor had no criticism to offer upon
tho ground of tho court-martial in that a pri
vate soldier had no right to disobey the com
mands of his superiors, but ho insistod that
tho officer ordering the Sunday target prac
tice did so in plain violation of the order of
Pro-ident Lincoln in 1662, and in direct viola
tion of the statutes of Nebraska. Mr.
Grosvenor pissed some severe strictures on
the court-martial and the general who had
approved it and ordered Its decreo executed.
"The action of the brigadier general," said
he, "was tho outgrowth cither of the most
stolid and Inconceivable ignorance or a total
disregard of all that was right and proper."
Mr. Grosenor paid a high tribute to Presi
dent Cleveland, who had ordered the officer
who Issued the Sunday-target-practlco order
to bo arrested, tried and punished for viola
tion of the order of President Lincoln.
Senator Smith, of New Jersey, has written
a reply, part of which follows, to Englewood
constituents who criticised his course In op
posing tho Wil-ou bill and standing by the
"United States Senate, Washington. D. C,
August 2. 1891. Messrs. Robert Walker
Guthrie. Ernest T. Fellows, and others, Engle
wood. N. J. Gentlemen I acknowledge the
receipt of jour communication, without date.
published in the newspapers of this morning,
protesting agiinst my attion 'In opposing the
Wilson bill as it came from the House of
Representatives.' and expressing the hopo
that 'as one of the Senators of the State of
New Jersey, representing all tho Stato and
net n part of it, you will net in accord
ance with the wishes of jour constitu
"I desiro only to say that I oppose and still
oppose the Wil-on bill, first, bocauso it con
tained each and every one of the most odious
inquisitorial features of Income taxation ever
devised, and, second. In my judgment, it
would havo made it impossible for at least
fifty per cent of the manufactories within the
borders of our Stato to continue or resume
"I can readiiv understand how, in a resi
dential town like Englewooa, there may havo
developed a sentiment In favor of a longer
step toward freo trade, but, as j ou well say,
it is my duty to endeavor to 'represent all the
State and not a part of it,' and. much as I
would liko to gratify my constituents in
Fnglewood I owe a duty to those in the more
populous and more tv ideal New Jersey cities
of Newark, Jersey City, New Brunswick,
Trenton and Taterson.
"I havegien to your communication the
'calm consideration' which jou ask, despite
tho studied impertinenco of your language,
and regret that I cannot see my way clear to
change my course to conform to your desires.
"Very truly yours, James Sunn, jr."
A very unusual scene occurred In tho Sen
ate jesttrdiy afternoon when Senator
Cockrell made an argument on a point of
order raised by him against an amendment
which Senator ISIancbnrd had offered. Sen
ator Allen asked that tho argument against
the point of order be read by the official re
porter. Senator Cockrell at once jumped up and ro
pe ited his statement, but Senator Allen, who
seems to make a point nowadaj s of casting
reflections on tho remarks of eery Senator
about him, aroso in his seat and after stating
his belief that the Semtor h id changed his
argument, again demanded tho reading of the
Senators Hile and Teller and other Repub
licans and Democrats explained that the
rules did not require a Senator, in raising a
point of order, to stato what rule it camo
under, leaving thit question to the presiding
offieer. Tho pros and cons were fully dis
cussed until the presiding officer. Senator
Jarvis, directed tho reporter's notes to bo
read. This was done, and Senator Cockrell's
supplemental statement was confirmed and
Senator Allen prov ed to have been in error.
Representative Bland, who always his a
short waj out of difficulties which beset other
people, has presented tho following resolu
tion to tho House, intended to settle tho tariff
"Resolved, That tho Committee on Waj s and
Means are hereby instructed to report at as
early a dato as possible a bill for an income
tax which will produce at least 5100,000,000
revenue annually, and also a bill placing nil
grades of sugar on tho free list"
Tho determination of ReprcsentathoGeorgo
D. isc, of Virginia, to withdraw from his
contest for renominatlon in his-distriet will be
n matter of deep regret to Mr. W ise's col
leagues In tho House. Mr. Wise has served
in seven Congresses and has a peculiar fitness
for legislative life. not onlj from association,
but from training and natural disposition.
As chairman of the Committee on Interstate
and Poreign Commerce, one of tho most im-
Eortnnt of tho House committees, Mr. Wise
as made an enuablo record, and has proved
himself of great value.
During tho present session ho has been
active! interested in tho Nicaragua Canal
bill, w llich ho had hoped to push to a success
ful issue before adjournment, but the Sjieaker
and the Committee on Rules, tho absolute
dictators of legislative action in the House,
ruled otherwise, and Mr. Wise will not get the
honor, although ho deserves the credit for the
preparation of the bill.
.Montgomcrj's Engineers Reprimanded.
Secretary Herbert has reversed the findings
of the naval board which investigated the ac
cident to thocruiser Montgomery while on her
flnal acceptance trip, and concluded that the
contractors, tho Columbian Iron Works, of
Baltimore, were responsible, he holding that
tho accident occurred through carelessness,
and has addressed letters to Chief Engineer
J. A. B. Smith and Passed Assistant Engineer
DoWitt C. Redgrave, who were in charge of
the machinery, sharply reprimanding them
for contributory negligence. It appears that
tho chief engineer had been ill and had not
had full opportunity to inspect the machinery,
which was looked after by his assistant
V liltc House Concert.
The Marino Band will play at tho White
House this nrternson at 5.11 o'clock, the fol
March, "Troop A" Fanciulll
Overture, "Zampa" Uerold
Cornet Solo, "Love's Dream" Hoch
By Mr. H. underlies.
Selection, "Tabasco" Chadwick
VI altz, "Jolly Girls" Volstedt
Medley, "The Metroiiolls at Night" DeWitt
Patrol, "Coxey s Industrial Army Orth
"llail Columbia" Fyles
Consul Mills Promoted.
Tho President sent to the Senate yesterday
me nomination 01 j-.ins .anus. 01 Virginia,
now consul general at Honolulu, Hawaii, to
do secretary 01 tne legation ana consul geS'
era 01 us unitta states at tnat cutset.
TWO PRIZE OFFERS.
Tho Times Will Give Money for Adlourn
For weeks past the newspapers have pro
phesied and the general publlo have antici
pated the adjournment ot Congress, and the
consequent reassurance in the Industrial and
commercial life of the country.
These prophesies and expectations hare
not been realized and tho lame lmpotency of
the people's representatives to pass Import
ant legislation daily grows more serious to
the welfare of the nation.
The Times offers a first prize of $15 and a
second prize of $10 to the person guessing
respectively closest and next closest to the
minuto of tho hour ot tho day, when, ac
cording to the official record, the Houso of
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CURB AND CORRIDOR.
Three cronies sat on a box near tho curb on
East Capitol street .last night contentedly
whittling and swapping yarns.
"Say, did 'you all' e er know how Jonesy
became tho voluntary victim of misplaced
confidence?" inquired one.
"Naw; go ahead and give it away."
"Well, he waited a long timo to get mar
ried, and everybody thought ho would remain
a bachelor. He broadly Intimated that he
was waiting for a combination ot 'money,
v outh, and beauty,' the old sinner, and when
It was finally understood that he had pro
posed to a girl down in Virginia, and ho
smirked nd looked wise when the matter
was insinuated to him, we began 4to arrango
01 a good square feed at his expense.
"He finally promised to 'set 'em up,' but re
quired ns to wait until he shuffled off his
"We're uniting yet
"Look here, old man, fire off the climax,"
exclaimed ono of the listeners.
"Walt a minute. When Jonesy got back
from the bridal tour, we 'boned' him for the
"You never in all your life saw a smile that
resembled the river of death in the panorama
ot Pilgrim's Progress as closely as his hid.
"Did you capture the M. Y. and B. aggre
gation. Jonesy?" I asked.
" 'Pay, John, let up. I'll tell you confi
dentially, just how it is. I heard that tho
old man had but two children and knew he
had ten thousand or so to divide; but. bless
you, after we were married Joana and I
she told me her father's first wife had loft
four children and the second one six. It
doesn't take much of a lightning calculator to
decide that tw elv e goes into ten no times with
"As I sold awhile ago, we're still waitin'
for the big spread."
"My mother," said Clerk Slmms, of the
United States district attorney's office, "got
an old colored cook to work in the house.
The first day, after giving Aunt Eliza all the
instructions about preparing the dinner,
mother went to tho third story. She sud
denly remembered that she had forgotten to
tell Eliza something. She whistled down
the speaking tube three times without receiv
ing an answer, and sho went down to see
what the trouble was.
"Didn't you hear mo whistle," she ex
claimed. "Deed Missis, I did," was the reply.
"Vi hy didn't you answer then?"
"Lor' honey, I'se got no teeth."
"Seben eleben," "Joe, dies." "Houso rent
to pay," "Feber in de south." and numerous
other expletives aro the sounds which greet
the car of a visitor to tho Potomac Tlats on
Sundav. Any one unaccustomed to this would
probably think that the Inmates of St. Eliza
beth's had broken loose or that tho Govern
ment had decided that much-discussed ques
tion, "What to do with the flats?" by estab
lishing a colony ot imbeciles there. But
neither is tho case. The noises that are heard
are onlj cries of derl-lon and encouragement
uttered by the "dead game sports" lrom
Bloodfield, Freeman's Alley, Crow Hill, and
the numerous other tough localities of the
city enjoying their Snnday game of crap.
Of this game there are two kinds: "Feed
crap" and "bank crap." The latter is played
in gambling resorts, but the former is in
dulged in by all true lovers of tho game when
they plav among themselves. In neither of
the games is there any limit to the number of
players. In "feed crap" the plavers squat in
a circle and after rolling "do bones ' once
around to see who "gets de bones fer do fust
pass" the game begins in earnest. The lucky
man w ho threw the highest point in the pre
paratorj round making the flrst"pass"with the
dice and he also makes a bet of an j amount he
may see fit. This bet 13 covered by tho noxt
mau to his left who wishes to, the neatest
man to tho one with the "bones" always hav
ing tho preference of "feeding," as covering
the bet is technically known.
After tho bets are made the plaer takes the
dice und, after going through several acro
batic, performances for the purpose of en
couraging his luck, throws for his point
From this move one of three things must re
sult "De man wld de bones" must have
thrown either "sevon-eleven," "crap," or a
point. If tho sum total of tho numbers on
the upper face of tho two dice be either seven
or eleven the point is "seben-eleben," and the
thrower takes the money, but if to tho con
trary the dots figure up less than four and
morothan eleven then the feeder takes the
money. But it neither of these cases occur
and the dots make some combination other
than these already mentioned then a point
has been thrown, and "de man wld de bones
mus' keep on rollin" dem" until ho either
makes his point on throws a seven. If he
does the former ho takes tho money, but he
loses if "do bones rolls out seben."
For example, let the point be eight or any
of tho other point numbers, it makes no dif
ference, and the thrower must continue to
"roll de bones" until he makes eight, unless
he throws seven before he accomplishes this.
If the thrower makes his point thon he is en
titled to make another pass; but if he throws
the fatal seven the dice go to the next man on
his left, who repeats the performance of his
Illinois Cholera Case Disproved.
The reported case of Asiatic cholera at Ox
ville, IU., has been disproved. It was widely
published that Mrs. Joseph Hatfield, ot that
city, died of the disease, and Surg. Gen. Wy
man, of the Marine Hospital, requested the
Illinois State board of health to investigate.
The board of health has reported to him that
the person died of congestive cholera mor
bus. -Mr. Schnltcls Set Right.
The Times was in error yesterday in stat
ing that Mr. Herman J. Schulteis opposed the
Stone immigration bill at the meeting of the
Senate Immigration Committee Thursday.
Mr. Schulteis states that be favors the bill
and made an argument on that line, suraest-
iag several amen&itatei
SOCIAL SAYINGS AND DOINGS
Mrs. Beid, wife of Major Reld, inspector
general of the Marine Corps, accompanied by
her son, w 111 spend tho summer in New Hamp
shire, where the major will join them later.
On their return this fall they will be detached
from the navy yard and will take a home up
town. Their departure will be a great loss to
the yard, for Mrs.lteld has won all hearts by
her great hospitality and lavish entertain
ments during the past season.
Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartorls, who has been
summering at tbo Blue Mountain House,
Maryland, Is now in New York, and expects
to go to Narragansctt Pier in n few days.
Gen. Henry Kyo Douglas, who was her con
stant companion while they were in Mary
land, has also gone to New York. Notwith
standing repeated denials ot their engage
ment, their movements seem to confirm the
Tho Washington guests at Saratoga are in
dulging in a series of intellectual entertain
ments, which seem more popular than the
ternslcborean festivals. The first of the series
of bhakespenan festivals took place Thursday
at tho hotel, when Mr. George Riddle de
lighted tho guests with the reading ot "Mid
summer Nights Dream."
Matrons and maidens of Now York aro on
the qui vive for the arrival of another noble
man. Count de Castellalue, who is on his way
from Paris. Report sa s he is rich and young
and a fino dancer, so he is ono mors to be
added to the list of eligibles.
At Newport many ot the guests of the ho
tels and the cottager have formed dancing
classes, which meet at different cottages every
evening. Cycling meets with great popular
ity during the day.
Athleticism 13 the order of tho day at "Long
Branch. Everything connected with out-of-door
sports draws tho crowds, whether it bo
lawn tennis, swimming races, riding, or base
ball. Secretary nerbert left Washington last
night for bis home in Alabama, where ho will
remain until after tho Statu elections on Mon
day. Mr. W. II. Barnes, the well-known real
estate dealer of F street, and family left yes
terday for a month's outing at Atlantic City
and at other points on the Atlantic, coast.
Mr. Frank G. Carpenter, the well-known
writer, with his wife nnd children and Mrs.
M. T. Clay, is summering at Silver bprlng,
Capt. John C. Howell, of the navy yard,
accompanied by Mrs. Howell and daugnter,
will le.avo about the middle ot August for
MlssJesslo I,. Soper, of Baltimore, and
Mi-s Nannie Rnj nolds, of Prince George's
county, Md,, are visiting relatives and friends
In this city.
Gen Sternburg, U. S. A., and Mre. Stern
burg, who havo been spending some time at
Newport, returned to Washington vesterdav.
Representative John Van Voorhis, who has
been visiting his home in Rochester, N. Y.,
for several davs, is again at the Arlington.
Mr. F. J. Fisher, the artist, is building a
house at Mount Fleaant, and expects to
move out from Capitol Hill in the fait
Judge Lamoreux, Commissioner ot the
General Land Office, left yesterday for his
homo in Wisconsin to remain a month.
Mrs. S. R. Merriam, wife of Dr. A. C. Mer
riam. Is enjoying a visit to her mother, Mrs.
A. M. Weaver, at Colonial Beach, Va.
Theodore D. TA User, United States navy,
and Mrs. Wilscr and daughter have gone to
Kittory Point. Me.
Dr. C. W. Brown, of 002 Fourteenth street,
has returned from a two weeks' outing at
Asbury Park, N. J.
Mrs. S. W. Maddux, of No. 115 C street
northeast, has recovered from her recent
Lieut Barnet, Lieut Radford, and Lieut.
Lane are keeping bachelors' hall at the Ma
Mr. and Mrs. Waiter G. Gleasonleft yester
day for a tour through Connecticut and
Mr. J. H. Moser is now in West Cornwall,
Conn., getting material for his next winter's
Mr. David E. Moore and family left 3 ester
day for Charlostown, W. Va., for a few weoks'
Major C. T. Voder and family are spnding
the summer at the Fauquier Springs, Va.
Mrs. J. B. Hopper and Mi's Jesslo Bunyea
aro summering at Colonial Beach, Va.
Lieut Herbert WInslow and wife will spend
tho month of September in Virginia.
F. W. Wood, president of tho Maryland
Steel Works, is in the city.
Judge Veazey left yesterday for a trip by
sea to Nova Scotia.
Dr. J. Walter Hodge3 has returned from At
lr. Charles Glover will spend several weeks
Lieut G. N. Whistler, V.
S. A., is in the
Licensed to Wed.
Marriage licenses were issued yesterday as
follows: John Smith nnd Annie E. Johnson.
J. II. Lucas and Sadie Scott Sherman Scott
and Martha Enders. Edgar O. Harr and
Nettie E. Williams, both of Montgomery
LAST HONORS PAID.
Artillerymen Escort Judge Holt's Remains
to the Railvtay Train.
Military honors were paid to the late Judge
Holt yesterday previous to tho departure of
the Cbesapeako and Ohio train which will
lake the remains to their last resting place.
The services at the late residenco of Judge
Holt were extremely simple. At 9.30 o'clock
yesterday morning after tho family nnd a few
friends had assembled in the parlor where
the body lay. Rev. Dr. Pursons. of the Luth
eran Church of the Reformation, read a se
lection from the Scriptures nnd offered prayer.
Among those r resent wero Representative
and Mrs. Hltt, CoL and Mrs. Wmthrop. Dr.
and Mrs. Skillman, Mr. and Mrs. Moulden,
and Mr. nnd Mrs. fctcrrett.
The casket was closed immediately after tho
brief sen ices, and at 1 30 p. m. the regulars
at the Arsenal, Companies M, G, I, and A of
tbo Fourth Artillery, and Light Battery C,
Third Artillery, under command of Major
Bawls and preceded by the Fourth Artillery
Band, marched to the corner ot Pennsylvania
and New Jersey avenues, where they met the
hearse containing the body and escorted the
remains to the Baltimore and Potomac Bail
Mr. Washington Holt, a nephew of Judge
Holt, and Mr. and Mrs. Sterrett went to Ken
tucky to attend tho interment, which will bo
made to-morrow on the Holt estate In Breck
Y anted in Georgia.
Turner Blackwell, a colored boy thirteen
years of ago, was arrested lost night by De
tective Lacey, on the request ot the chief of
police ot Atlanta Go., in which city it is
claimed the boy robbed a houso and obtained
a gold watch and several other pieces ot jew
elry. Blackwell will be turned over this morning
to a detective from Atlanta, who arrived here
with a requisition last night, and bos fully
Identified the prisoner.
Senator Voorhees Doing Well.
Senator Voorhees, who has been seriously
ill for some time past, was said by his family
last night to be doing well, and hope is enter-
siaiuQytlyijiu.w3twojiWiM'3MOlt9iv). jrhloh, he is $
ATTEMPT TO RAILROAD IT
Public Printing Bill Raises a Storm
in the House.
SOME "INNOCENT" AMENDMENTS
Put On By the Senate Richardson Moved to
Concur He Was Made to Smart for It
Cat Let Out of the Bag Opportunity to
Bluff the Civil Service Sent to Conference.
Tho amendments which Mr. Richardson, of
Tennessee, described as "immaterial," made
by the Senate to the bill providing tor the
public printing and binding and the distribu
tion of publlo documents, provoked a very
lively tilt of parliamentary jargon, mixed
with a few unpleasant personal references,
when the measure was vestorday laid before
Tho Joint Commltteo on Printing was by
ono of the amendments given power to con
trol the appointments of chief clerk of the
Printing Office and the foremen of printing
Messrs. Warner nnd nopkins were loud in
tholr denunciation of the attempt to "rail
road" tho motion through. A motion to non
concur prevailed. The blil was then sent to
conference, Messrs. Richardson, McKaig, and
Broderlck being appointed conferees.
When Mr. Richardson presented the bill he
moved to concur in tbo amendments, and by
request of Mr. Burrows, ho also made a long
explanation of it. declaring, in brief, that
nmong these various amendments thero are
some to which ho would not bo inclined to
agree, but tbey are so unimportant as com
pared with tho magnitude of the measure
that he did not feel willing to occupy further
time or delay further the passage of the bill
by raising any question in regard to them.
as rswisE rnorostTiov.
Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois, interrupted to say
that there is a large minority in the Houso
who believe that the bill itself is an unwise
proposition. He then got into a squabble
with Mr. Richardson a to which of the two
had the floor. When this was settled in the
latter's favor he was then subjected to a run
ning Are of questions from Messrs. Kilgore
Mr. Kilgore asserted that the important
amendments to the bill ought to be printed in
tho Record and called up for consideration
to-raorrow, or at some other time to be fixed.
"There is no necessity," said he, "for a great
deal of unnecessary baste in pushing It
through the House. We ought to bo able to
understand what it does and what it meHns.
It is a voluminous measure; covers a great
many changes in the matter ot printing and
the distribution of public documents."
Mr. Richardson replied that there is no
senate amendment that charges mat matter.
It is just as It passed tho House.
Ho explained then that the bill provides
that the office of superintendent of docu
ments in the Interior Department shall be
abolished, and it provides that there shall be
a superintendent of documents appointed by
the Puollc Printer, who will discharge the
duties of that bureau there, and be paid out
of the funds provided for the publio printing.
Mr. WinNEn Will tho gontleman permit
me to ask him a question?
Mr. Richardson Certainly.
Mr. Wabeb This 13 a very voluminous
bill. May I ask him with respect to the
amendments which have been referred to if
there is any objection to let them be printed,
in order that tho House may have time to
consider them and know what they are? I
differ entirely with the gentleman as to
whether these amendments are material or
not. I do not care to see put in the bands of
the Senate committee such an amount of
power and 6uch an opportunity to bluff the
civil service of this government as In this bill,
as I read it, i3 proposed to be given. It
seems to mo that this matter might He over
and might wait until members have time to
A matter of this importance, which bos been
before this House so many times, and in
which each time there has been so much
question, should not bo passed upon in this
summary way. Loud applause.
ENI1EAS0N-A1!LEE63 OF THE STATEMENT.
Mb. Richaudson Now. Mr. Speaker, to
show the utter unreasonableness of the gen
tleman's statement, I hrve but to say that
every solitary amendment in this bill has been
printed for three dajs in the Record, and the
gentleman has not looked at them.
Mr. Warner No attention has been called
to it until this marning; and I venture to say
there are not ten members on the floor of this
Houso outside of the gentleman himself who
know what these amendments are. Loud
Mr. HorKiNs Mr. Speaker, this is not a bill
to be railroaded through the House in this
manner. This is a mcasuro that ordinarily
ought to bo considered in Committee of the
M10Ie, nnd tho gentleman who brought it up
commenced debating it in order to cut off tho
House from discussion
Mr. Richardson Mr. Speaker. I call the
gentleman to order. I havo done nothing of
the kind. I demand the previous question.
The Speaker The gentleman from Tennes
see (Mr. Richardson) demands tho previous
Mr. Hopkins Then I trust the House will
vote it down. This bill is being rail
roaded The Speaker The House will be In order.
Mr. Richardson, somewhat nettled, then de
manded the previous question upon the mo
tion to concur with that amendment.
Mr. Warner Now that the gentleman from
Tennessee has let tho cat out ot the meal bag,
would ho not givo us a reasonable time to look
up the kittens? Laughter und applauso.
Mr. Ccmminos Thero is more than one cat
in this meal. Laughter.
Tho question being put, a voto was taken,
division asked, and the tellers finally re
ported aes 67, noes 113, so tho previous
question was not ordered.
THOSE INNOCENT AMENDMENTS.
Mr. Hopkins took the floor and stated:
"Since the bill went to tho Senate a large
number of amendments havo been added
which the gentleman from Tennessee has
stated are immaterial amendments. Ono ot
these amendments makes section 15 of tho
bill re id as follows:
" 'Section 11 45. Thero shall be appointed
by tho Publio Printer, with the approval of
the Joint Commltteo on Printing, a chief
clerk, who shall Lo n practical printer and
versed in the art of bookbinding, whose sal
ary shall be 2,100 per annum, nnd n foreman
of printing and a foreman of binding, who
must be practically and thoroughly ac
quainted with their respective trades, who
shall each receive a salary of 42,100 per
aunum. Tho emplojes herein named shall
bo subject to removal only upon the approval
of tho Joint Commltteo on Printing.'
"Another of these innocent amendments is
found on page 30 of tho bill nnd reads as fol
lows: " 'The Joint Committee on Frintlng shall
designate to tho Publio Printer a competent
person, to bo appointed by him, 03 superin
tendent of documents and shall Hi and regu
late the compensation to bo paid by tho Pub
lic Printer to tho person so designated and
"Now, here are two of the innocent amend
ments which the gentleman from Tennessee
sajs are purely formal. These amendments
give to the Committee on Printing absolute
power. They take from the President of the
United States, if thu offices were high enough,
or from the Secretary of the Interior or from
tho Publio Printer the power of appointing
these officers in the printing department and
give it to this Committee on Printing."
JUDOMENT OF THE rKESIDENT.
Mr. Dunn, the next speaker, said: "Thero
are two features in this bill which I think
every man who understands tho principles of
our government ought to oppose. The Presi
dent of the United States under the law ap
points a Public Printer after due deliberation,
no doubt, who is endowed with certain
executive powers to discharge the duties and
pointed. It must be presumed that he is
fully competent Indeed there Is the best evi
dence that he Is. The passage of this bill as
amended by tho Senate strikes at the judg
ment of the President in making the appoint
ment of Mr. Benedict I am not caring so
much about that, because the President has
given us the best evidence that he is able to
tako care of himself laughter, but it strikes
ac nis judgment in tnis tnat it prac
tically declares that he did not select a com
petent man for the position of Publio Printer,
or that he has selected a man Incompetent to
perform the duties ot the office, and therefore
this joint committee must come in with ad
visory powers, to tell the Publlo Printer what
his duties are and how to perform tbem, thus
interfering, legislatively, with what is purely
an executive Junction."
The debate continued upon section 45 of
tho bill, where provision is made In the
amendment of the Senate that there shall be
appointed by the Publlo Printer with the ap
proval of the Joint Committee on Printing
the emDloyes named in the rest of the section.
Mr. lticiiAUDsox I said that I was opposed
to this provision. I am opposed to it because
some gentlemen seem to think the Committee
on Printing wants to Increase its own power.
I have never wanted that sort of power.
But there are reasons why these officers
should be somewhnt subject to the Committee
on Printing. The House will remember that
this officer is called the "Congressional
Printer," and Is so named In the Revised Stat
utes. The object of the law Is to bring him
as nearly as possible under the control of
Congress; and that I apprehend is the only
reason why this provision has the form in
which we find it. But I think the committee
ot the Senate made a mistake In recommend
ing that particular phraseology.
The matler finally terminated by the House
acceding to the Senate's request for a confer
NOT TOO HOT FOR THE BIBLES.
Many Hooks Recovered .More or Less Dam-
oged from Warehouse Fire Ruins
Nearly 51,500 from Benefit Concert.
Many anxious inquirers after goods which
were stored in the Knox warehouse before the
fire were around the ruins yesterday watch
ing the slow work of removing the debris, in
the search for some of tho missing valuables.
Contractor Gleeson, who has been entrusted
with th clearing away of the refuse of bricks,
inorter, and charred wood, and collecting to
gether all things ot any value found in the
ruins, had 150 men at work yesterday. The
men were under the supervision ot a trusted
foreman and the police, and when anything
of value was found it was carried to a tem
porary storeroom over the blacksmith's shop.
A great many books and some valuable arti
cles were recovered. Most of the books
found belonged to tho library of Rev. Dr.
Hamlin. Some were badly burned, many
were only scorched slightly, and some had no
appearance whatever of having passed
througn the fire.
A coincidence which is conslded somewhat
strange is that twenty Bibles taken from the
ruins are almost untouched by Tire. Dr Ham
lin says that many ot his books were out of
print, and cannot of course be replaced.
Mr. Varzhabedian, who had a i 35,000 stock
ot Oriental bric-a-brac and rugs in the ware
house, had his vlgilence rewarded by seeing
someofbla Persian vases found. Manv of them
are very valuable, and somo have escaped
No one is allowed to enter the room where
the goods found are stored. There are some
boxes which appear to be untouched, and
the contents of which are thought to be Intact
Friends of Harris, who owned the gasoline
motor, of which there has been so much talk
and investigation, and who is alleged to be in
hiding since he left the Emergency Hospital,
deny that he Is keeping out of the way or
cvaJIng the police in any way. "He simply
does not want to be onnovca by newspaper
men," said one of them. He is ready and
willing to aid in any and every way he can in
clearing up the mystery of tho fire s origin."
The full returns from the firemen's benefit
concert, held at the Academy of Music on
Wednesday evening, were made yesterday
and it wa3 ascertained that -1,1A'J.75 were
Local II rev itles.
A fire caused by u cook stove in a woodshed
in Desmond's court, vesterday, did damage
amounting to ilOO.
Benjamin Berry, who has been conducting
a branch lumber yard of Libbey A Co., was
arretted yesterday by Detective Proctor on the
charge of embezzling 73 from his employ
ers. "What is paternalism?" will be the theme of
discourse at the People's Church, No. 423 G
street northwest to-morrow. Rev. Dr. Alex
ander Kent, pastor, will deal with the subject
Judge Mills yesterday refused to grant the
request of Lizzie Mills, that her four- ear-old
child be turned over to the childrens' board
of guardians, as he thought she was able to
and should support it
The will of Daniel Galney was placed on
recora in tne orpnans court lie bequeaths
all his property to his widow and upon her
death he devises it to his children, John, Ag
nes, Theresa, and Daniel Francis.
The trustees of the Fifteenth Street Presby
terian Church yesterday put on file In the
recorder's office a mortgage for 10,500 on
their property. Tho money was borrowed to
makenecessnry improvements to the building.
Gus and Y ilham Johnson, two young col
ored men, whose fondness for milk led them
to rob several parties of their morning sup
ply on numerous occasions, were 3 esterday
se'ntenced by Judge Mills to serve terms in
Peter Aitcheson, of Alexandria, while on
tho ferry boat Columbia, ye-terdny, was
struck by a spent bullet, which presumably
had been fired from somo passing steamer,
and which inflicted onlya trifling bruise upon
him. A meeting of tho bar of tho court of ap
peals and ot the supreme court of the District
of Columbia will be held this morning at 10
o'clock In the general term court room lo
tako action upon tho death of Charles A.
John Butts, who was arrested on Wednes
day night for robbing his landlady, Miss
Clary S. May. of No. 80G Tenth street north
west, of a quantity of jewelry, was committed
to jail to-day b Judgo Mills in default of ?300
bond to await the action of tho grand jury.
The service at the Bible Mission, liechabite
Hall, Four-and-a-half street and Pennsyl
vania avenue, to-morrow, will be at noon.
Mr. William E. Brown, leader, will speak on
the "boeuth Trumpet of Revelation xi:15,"
nnd "The Beginning of the Plagues of Chap
ter xvu" A cordial invitation is extended
W. B. Tatterson. alias Phillips, the forger,
who was brought to this city jesterdaj by
Detective Joo Carter, was held by Judje
Miller to-daj in 500 bonds to await theae
tion of the grand jury. Tatterson claims to
be connected with some of tho most promi
nent people in Pennsylvania, who, ho says,
will help him out of his present trouble.
Catherine Costello, wite of Jeremiah Cos
tello. an nlleged lunatic, and recentlv ap
pointed as a committee on her husband's es
tate, yesterday filed a petition in tho equity
court asking that shu may bo .authorized, and
directed by the court to secure a loan of 1S,
000 to ray off a mortgage of 11.000 on tho
property known as Costello Hall, G street,
near Sixth street northwest, as unless such
relief is given her the property will be sold at
At the Emergency Hospital jesterday the
following persons were treated: Arthur C.
Holmes, colored, who received a scalp wound
bj a box falling on his head; Wm. Arrlngton,
coloreUhand cut while using a knife; Isaac
Cotton, an aijed colored man who had broken
bis left leg by it fall; Joseph Bailey, a country
man, sprained ankle, caused by a fall; George
Whitney, colored, who had been burned by
hot sand falling on his left leg while at work
Crystal Palace Cafe and Dinco Room,
485 to 489 Pennsylvania avenue.
We are pleased to inform the public that Mr.
Charles Small, late chef of tho National Hotel, of
ashington, D. (1, will have entire charge ot
our catering department on and after Monday,
Welsh Rabbit a specialty
C M. EMRICH, Proprietor.
Going away on your vacation? The Timtt vill
ao tnth vou to anv addreu. vottaao prepaid, for
liSctntt a mmUi.
NO MONEY AND NO SYMPATHY
Gov. O'Ferrall Tells the Industrials at
Roslyn to Get Out.
CAMP WILL SOON BE BROKEN UP
Arrangements Nearly Perfected to Send the
Hen to Their Homes Great Bejoieing
Among the Poor Fellows Will Side in
Pasienger Coaches and on Express Trains.
Arrangements have been practically com
pleted for sending the members of the indus
trial army, now at Roslyn. Va., to their homes,
and it is expected that by the middle or last
of next week the camp at the south end of
the Aqueduct Bridge will bo a thing of the
It is understood that the Industrials will b
supplied with provisions and that they will be)
furnished with passenger coaches, which will
bo attached to passenger trains, and that the
Baltimore and Ohio, the Chesapeake and
Ohio, and the Pennsylvania wil! each get a
share of tho business.
The money to pay for the transportation, it
is said, Is being raised by the church people
of the city, as there are no public funds
It is well that tho public have taken hold ot
tho matter; as things have become desperate
In the camp, and the industrials can get no
active sympathy from Gov. O'Ferrall at Iea3t,
to whom application was made on behalf of
the men by Mr. J. W. Matchett. of No. 122S
Eighth street northwest Gov. O'Ferrall's
reply was received yesterday. It was in the
Governor's own hand-writing, and read as
oov. o'ferraix's message.
Richmond. Vo., Aug 2.16W.
iir johv w. JIATCIIETT, H astilnlon, I) u
Dear MR: Responding to yours of the 1st In
stant, I beg to say that if I was disposed to aid
the people Known as Coxeyltes, I hare no funds
at my disposal. Jn this connection it is proper
for me to state that I have no sympathy with
these people, and regard them as a lot of com
mon idlers, who would not work if it were of
fered to them.
The Virginia authorities hare already been too
lenient with them, and the strong arm of the
law will not be witnheld much looser. Irgmia
does not Intend that she shall become the dump
ing ground of nil thft tramps, hoodlums, and
cranks of the est Very respectfully,
CHARLES O FERRALL.
The District Commissioners are taking a
deep but quiet interest in the matter while Mr.
Matchett has been laboring to unite the
efforts of certain church members who had
expressed a willingness to contribute to a
relief fund to be used in getting transporta
tion and succeeded to awondeful decree.
1 esterday morning Mr. Match'tt secured 300
pounds of beet and a large quantity of vegeta
bles for the men and more have been promised
The Metropolitan Church people have be
come so much Interest"d in the matter that
Rev. Dr. Corey, pastor, has consented to
preach before the men to-morrow morning at
At a meeting in camp last night a commit
tee was appointed to erect a suitable platform
for the use of Dr. Corey. The men will go
out into the fields to-daj and gather wild
flowers so as to present each lady who attends
with a bouquet.
A proposition was made to close Metropoli
tan Church for to-morrow morning in order
to give all an opportunity to attend the serv
ices at the camp, but tnis was finally decided
to be inadvisable, and as many persons as can
will visit the camp with Dr. Corey. It Is un
derstood that many wealthy persons have sig
nified their intention to go. A collection will
be taken up, and it is hoped the response will
GLAD TO OET BACK HOME.
The men in the camp are delighted with
the prospect of getting back to their homes
and declare they will never come East again.
This morning a list of names is to be taken,
so as to be all ready for the railway tickets
when tbey are to be given out.
It is said that one of the Cabinet officers
has on more than one occasion been very
kind to some of the leaders who called to sea
him in regard to transportation.
A letter was received at tho camp from Gen.
Fry e stating that he had mailed jjtoba
spent for the good of the men in the camp,
but at 10 o'clock last night It had not arrived.
Gen. Jennings, of Indianapolis, was granted
an indefinite leave of absence j esterday. He
will start for home to-day, but will stop at
Staunton. Va., and make a speech to-night.
From there he will go direct to his home, and
will not return to this vicinity.
Charming Fete Attended by a Large Num.
bcr of Delighted People.
Pretty girU and handsome young gentle
men, as well as older ladies and gentlemen,
graced the parlors and lawn of the Wlmo
danghsls by their presence last evening on
the occasion of a garden fete given by that pro
gressive organization. Totted plants, cut
flowers and flags decorated the clubrooms,
and Chinese lanterns transformed the hand
some lawn into a bower of light and beauty.
An excellent musical and literary pro
gramme was rendered in the parlors and
refreshments wero sold from dainty tables
located at vantage points on the lawn and
attended by voung ladies, whose winning
smiles and sweet "Won't you buy some
thing?" were alone ft great drawing cord to
the large crowd In attendance.
Among the participants In the musical and
literary entertainment were. Misses Mattie
Houck, Annie Evans, Bregazzi. Prehn, Lizzie
Leper, Mrs. Daisy Louise Fox, Prof. George
W. Lawrence, E. M. Edward. J. Walsh. Prof.
J. Rhodes, and Glen and Earl Phelps.
The committee in charge were: Reception,
Mrs. It G. D. Havens. Dr. C. B. WInslow,
Mrs. Ruth Bolway, Miss E. M. Gillett, Mrs. II.
L. Bennett, and Mrs. Fanny S. Reynolds;
ice creum, Mrs. A. M. Hamilton, Mrs. Caro
line Laey, Mrs. Jeannttte Bradley, MU3 M.
If. 'Viilliams, Miss Adone Williams, Mlsa
Slater, Jliss C. D. Thomas, Miss F. N. Ed
wards, and Miss Kate Edwards; cake, Mis3
Clara Quint; decorations, Mrs. J. H. Hough
ton, Mrs S. E. Matlock, and Mrs. Agnes
",'bite; lemonade, Mrs. A. G. Dickerson and
Mrs. F. S. Ley nolds ; candy and peanuts, Mrs.
Hannah Crosby, Miss Edna Slater, and Mis
Uortenso Eeables: amusements and fancy
table, Mrs. A. M. Edgir, Mrs. Agnes White,
and Miss Mary Cushman. The general ar
rangements were in charge of Mrs. Emma E.
Preparing for '08 Convention.
Rev. Teunis S. Hamlin wa3 elected chair
man and W F. Stowell secretary of tho
Christian Endeavor committee on organiza
tion at a meeting of that body held In the
Young Men's Christian Association buildlnjj
vesterday afternoon. Those present wera
Messrs. W. H. Pennell, W. S. McArthur. W.
II. II. Smith, L. A. Conner, jr., Percy S. Fos
ter, and W. F. Stowell. The committee was
in session from 4.C0 until G o'clock, but most
of the time was devoted to an Informal dis
cussion of work for tho '96 convention and
possible chairman of the permanent commit
tee for the convention of 'DC. Ihi3 and other
appointments will probably b made at a
future meeting of the committee to be held is
about two weeks.
Commander C. B. Gridley has been ordered
to duty as inspector of the Tenth lighthouse
district in place ot Commander J. D. Greens,
placed on waiting orders. Passed Assistant
burgeon Gcorgo W. Simpson granted sU
Admiral -Meade's Aide.
Lieut Spencer Wood, who accompanied
Admiral Walker to Honolulu as one ot his
staff, when be returns to the United States
will be attached to the staff of Admiral Mead
on tho North, Atlantio station. )