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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOI.l. 3STO. 16S.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY MORNING-. SEPTEMBER 2, 1894.
GAMP WASHINGTON STRUCK
Uniform Rank Biennial Encampment
Is Only. a Memory.
AWARD OP THE DRILL FRIZES
Hastings Division, No. 19, Eeceivea First
Place and Sl,500 Parkersburg Division,
No. 3, Followed -with 81,200 Other Suc
cessful Ones Short of Money.
The grand biennial encampment o! 1894 of
the rniform Rnnk of Knights of Pythias
is now a thing of the past. "Camp George
Washington" has been struck.
The beautiful serried rows of white canvas
tents, which have been admired so much by
countless visitors, the flying flags, marching
men, and blowing bauds yesterday gave way
to scenes of bustling confusion, citlzens,dray
xnen, porters, camp followers, and Knights in
a seemingly inextricable tangle. Hank was for
gotten, officers and men sharing alike in the
cares and duties incident to breaking camp.
Ail is now desolate and the only reminder
whih remains is the refuse matter strewn
about, the grass trampled into the dust and a
f w solitary tents which yet remain on ac
count of inability to get away.
lhe sun shone brightly, tuo leaves rustled
nerri'y in the refreshing breeze from the Po
t3ma but there was a general air of dejec
tion yesterday afternoon about the camp as
the time for departure rapidly approached.
ILe mtn spoke in low tones, sitting about in
a Ls'Jcss manner, as if nothing whatever was
of ai,v amount. Everything and everybody
seemed to be tinged with this undercurrent of
foe.rg, and the inerry groups and pranks,
tl.c L an lied jokes and laughter of the past
v.eck were rendered conspicuous by their
n'stiie. Uvea the flag, which was hanging
at hoai'juarters, flapped in a lazy manner,
now sv.aMng loose and limp, then wrapping
its -; angM folds close about its staff, as if
f-ulij "onsfious that the hour was fast ap
proa lung wnen it was to bo hauled down
an 1 unwilling to relinguish the sovereignty
it has held for the past week and be con
signed to glorious inaction in the recesses of
some nuartermasters store room.
WATlHED THE SHADOW LENGTHEN.
As the lengthening shadow of the "Washing
ton Monument, which has stood by the Pyth
ians in all their trials and triumphs in their
caxp, slowly but surely crept toward tne
tents, th" time for departure had arrived, and
cs its gioom spread over each lino of white
t an- as thf-y seemed to wither and fade away
as if by magic, thus moving on into the fu
t.:ro with the benediction of the beautiful
white shaft which commemorates the name
an 1 gi )ry oi the immortal George
tut there w a merry side to it, and there
a'-wa-is are amusing scenes incident to all
bu h Lurr and confusion. To be seen occa-l-,nai
there were a staid and dignified old
c itn-J wrestling with the question of the
jr pr disposal of a frying pan or a haughty
r.-.j r mute and obsequiously obedient to the
;.rUtrar command, of n huge drayman, or
Ja' MiiiMe lieutenants, gay corporals, and
sturJy c' rgeants anxiously looking after the
,7C .i'to f cap and accoutrement, blanket,
cl I. o '.sp, sacrificing fashion, dignity, and
cti rtl iLg else to the harrassing duty of see
tig lLat all baggage Is well talcon care of.
Iho iflieers of the staff and the citizens'
omnvttee performed valiant service in
fctraihtening out every tangle, and Gen.
C arnahan sacrificed his" own personal pleas
ure to the good of the camp, remaining on
tie grounds all day long, devoting his in
a.uable advice and services to knotty prob
lems. AWAITING THE AWARDS.
Of coursethe chief interest about camp yes
terlay econd to the preparations of depart
ure was the question as to who would get tho
prizes given in the drill contests. Groups of
men dotted the ground discussing tho relative
changes of various divisions, and a crowd of
-veral hundred cathered about the head
waiters tent when the decisions wore made
t beer after cheer awoke the nodding ones,
who ii turn joined in the noisy chorus and
male the camp ring and ring.
Handshaking was the feature of the hour,
and the members of the successful divisions
gave full vent to their nilarity and joy. Per
ha;s tho most popular decision was that
whi h gave tne Parkorsburg division second
rr.:c f r these boys have endeared them
selves to all the camp by their rollicking fun
Many of the companies had been anxiously
awaiting the decisions in regard to tho prizes",
and when all was known the divisions imme
Jhite y struck tents, and. falling in, marched
. y out of eawp en route for the depots
ILe refreshment tents did a thriving busi
er s yesterday, as the commissary tents were
v;ej exhausted of stores, and the boys nearly
a".i enjoyed sandwiches and coffee for lunch.
xlo fakirs wore all gone before sunset, the
'a- a roums were closed up, and with the
cxoej.tjon of the tents of the citizens' commit
tee a:.d the general headquarters, together
v.. th tne lone Ohio division, all were gone
cr.1 C 'irr.p George Washington faded Into a
WINNERS OF THE PRIZES.
Awards Made of Honors and Monev, Al
though the Latter Was a Little Short.
Hearts were beating fast and silence
reiguel supreme among the little company of
captains gathered in Gen. Carnahan's tent at
1.S0 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The com-rcander-in-ehief
had just opened the envelope
containing the list of prize winners and was
about to read tho na mos of the successful
c jmpetitors. It was an even bet as to who
w n th flrst prize, so nearly perfect hadbeen
1L3 'nil "f the flvo contestin g divisions.
No cr jn the garnering knew what the
J Jgts report would De, for tho scores had
not!? r Kiado up and the decision reathel
t.nt.1 twenty minutes before the announce
ment was made. The original plan, as stated
in The Times yesterday, was to announce tho
Judges decision at So'clock and formally break
rax p ls-mediatoly afterward. Early yestorday
ir.-niing, however. Gen. Carnahan decided to
cL .ng" the plan and make tho announcement
aa n. i-h earlier as possible. By noon almost
all of the captains commanding the compet
ing .I.visions were at headquarters anxiously
owe 'jig the announcement of the result.
Sos.0 of them had to start for home on early
afternoon or evening trains, and if they were
to get any trophies desired to know it before
leaving tne city.
Grn. Carnahan stated nt 1 o'clock he was
await ngthe judges decision. It was 1:15
when Liut. Konnan, one of the judges, ac
coTpi i.e I by Major F. H. Clark, of the drill
and 'ri 1 grounds committee, drove up to
bead juartors in a carriage and entered Gen.
tarna ims tent. The lieutenant carried a
larce cfTinl envelope, which contained the
nases of the winners.
After making sure that all the captains of
competing divisions and battalions were
present, Gen. Carnahan prooceded tojread the
names. He flrst announced the change of
programme, as stated above.
AWAKD OP THE PRIZES,
In the battalion and cavalry drill but one
divition competed in each, and the prizes were
awarded as follows:
First prize to the best drilled cavalrydivlsion,
Popular priced concern and lectures. Be
$800, to the D. I). Burnes Hussars, of St.
Joseph, Mo., Capt. Brinckerhoff.
First prize to tho best drilled Infantry
battalion 6500 to tho First Battalion, First
Regiment, Indlann, Col. W. L. Heiskoll.
Capt. Samuel B. Baker, of Parkorsburg Di
vision, l"o. 3, ParkersDurg, W. Va., was
awarded the 6100 jewel for being the best
company commandor In tho competitive drill.
Boo Division, No. 30, of Beevllle. Tex., Capt
N. B. "Walker, captured tho $400 prize for
traveling tho longest distance to Washington
by the shortest route.
These announcements did not satisfy tho
division commnnders. Their anxiety was
still at high tension, and not until Gen. Car
nahan stated that tho flrst prize of 1,500 was
won by Hastings Division, No. 19, of Hastings,
Mich., was tho silonco broken. Hastings was
a general favorite among those who witnessed
the drills. Twice before has Capt. A. D. Nls
Uern's command been victorious, and three
rousing cheers rang out on the summer nir
when tho result was mado known, and the
gallant captain received tho congratulations
of bis friends.
The following gentlemen aro members of
Captain, W. H. Faber; first lieutenant, A. L.
, Ames; herald. C. Y. Farley; guard, It. W.
Smith; sentinel. J. H. Smalo; Sir Knights, F.
Fclcher, H. Plool, J. Book, R. Cummings, J:
L. Jackson, J. Seeloy, A. A. Shuler, C. Allen,
J. Wagner. W. N. Blade. E. Rohne, E. Cald
well, C. Furman, H. B. Jackson, L. Moyer,
C. P. Mateer, C. Blaisdell, W. Edwards, D.
Evans, IJ. Moore, J. Murray, S. Stead, W.
Sump, and A. Llndloy.
A Sir Knight individual gavel "will be given
to each momber of the team in additon to the
CAPTURED SECOND PRIZE.
West Virginia captured the second prize of
61,200, with Parkersburg Division, No. 3, as
the victors. This division is composed of
Captain, S. B. Baker; flrst lieutenant, E. W.
Waruick; herald, C. E. Morrison; right guide,
W. H. Dunbar; left cuide, E. E. Aker; F. D,
Bailey, W. O. Grimm, C. T. Taylor, B. F.
Stewart, W. G. Franklin, J. L. Cramer, D. J.
Earnest, L. V. G. Morris, II. 8. Carpenter,
Harry C. Hopkins, Adolph Wild, W. W.
Moore, J. W. Leeso. T. C. Coffman. Z. T.
Taylor, G. W. Coleman. W. M. Guinn, W. E.
McDouglo, J. H. Knap . C. P. Dudley, J. C.
Grey, W. W. fladlev, M. T. Piorsol, R. C.
Smoot, A. W. Mather. T. J. Garnott, J. S.
Paxtou. and W. N. Smoot.
John Barr Glen Division. No. 10, of Eau
Claire, Wis., were regardod by many
persons as sure prize winners, but the judges
decided they should receive third money.
Capt. Con. Feigo is commander of this divi
sion and tho men under him are: Lieutenant,
H. J. Leiaenkugel; herald, William Schwann;
guard, C. T. Herzicer; sentinel, Louis
Schmidt, and Sir Knights, D. W. Chandler.
F. C. Dougherty, Charles Goethel, Daniel Hill,
Joseph Hahn, It. Ruloff, Conrad Siefert. H.
Lemenkugel, August Yoss, Charles Crossman,
J. E. Ellenson, F. C. Hulbleib, O. H. Johnson,
Louis Mergenau, Fred Raddatz, A. F.
Schwann, William Wolf, James Charles, Peter
Girnau, Michael Horns, J. F. Leinenkugel,
William Reinhard. Matthew Slooser, William
Woidemeyer, Cahrles Yoss.
The winners of the fourth prize, $800,
Mystic Division. No. 12, of Glrard. Kan.,
were considered sure ot flrst money. Mystic's
roster is as follows: Captain, M. F. Bussell;
first lieutenant, Fred H. Brown; herald, J. H.
McCoy; right guard. G. R. Comings; sentinel,
GoorgoW. Crawford, and Sir Knights T. H.
Anderson. Y. T. Boeg, T. W. Bowman, W. A.
Bird. C. W. Butterworth, R. J. Crawford, E.
E. Decker, M. B. Vinicnl, A. E. Frazier, H. T.
Firmin, A. T. Hawly, H. E. Hertner, W. S.
Hitch, E. R. Lane, F. Merrivether, J. W.
Montee. L. H. Phillips, A. H. Sbafer, M. G.
Yincent, E. E. Wells, D. H. Wooley, A. C.
Yarington, and Lon York.
TKIZES OF SMALLER SIZES.
The other prizes were awarded as follows:
Fifth, $G00, New Albany Division, No. 5,
New Albany. Ind.
Captain. H. M. Cooper; lieutenant. J. Rob
inson; herald, James F. Irwin; right guard,
T. M. McCulloch; left guard, Adolph Goetz, and
Sir Knights, Frank Gwin, George Goodbub,
John nahn, R. A. Hengeman. Frank Joy, E.
B. King, Philip Koch. Ed. Millheiser. Charles
Mitchell, Frank Marsh. Theodoro Mathers,
James Malbon. A. Miller, B. M. Patterson,
John F. Piatt, Fred Ruoff, Fred Sauer, G.
Steinhauer, W. Steinhauer, Will Scnmadol, J.
W. Seabrook. C. Seabrook, Joseph Winler,
and William Yaser.
Sixth. $500, Yellow Cross Division, No. 85,
Captain, Charles Shem; lieutenant, G. L.
Pierce; hernld, S. W. Sechrlst; guard, Rod
ert K. Auld; sentinel, T. 8. Penny; Sir
Knights, M. A. Miller, J. Bruner. Ed. Parthen,
B. Dickerson. W. Shem. I. Mell, J. M. Still
woll. T. B. Jones, Geo. Brosius, Wm. Auld,
Fred Farmer, W. Paker, T. W. Edwards. G.
H. Donges, F. McDonald. H. McLean, John
Cobb. Harry Joseph. J. Bianchard. J. Will-
j iams. Ralph Levy, E. S. Davis, J. Gentholtz,
Seventh, 6400, Provost Division, No. 1,
Kansas City. Mo.:
Captain, James E. Reed; first lieutenant.
I A. C. Kinneard; herald. 8. C. Kellv; R. guide,
I G. C. Fette; L. guide, G. L. Bowers: Sir
Knights. C. Butterflelds. W. H. Bradford, A.
L. Campbell, E. B. Carrigan, S. J. Goodman,
JHeckel, R. D. Hughey. J. G. Kelley, W. C.
Kirk, L. A. Keller, G. E. Kunfiss, Charles
Lynn, W. W. Miller, George J. Mitchell, R.L.
Mason, George R. McKean, W. W. Tope, O.
E. Owens, C. B. Prater, H. A. Stevens, J. F.
Sutton, B. E. Sylvester, J. L. Taylor, and T.
Eighth, 8300, Terro Haute Division, No. 3,
Terre Hauto, Ind. Captain, A. C. Duddlo
ston; lieutenant, M. T. Hidden; herald, H. O.
Pritchett; guard, C. W. Nagel; sentinel, C. A.
Miller; Sir Knights. F. Ball, L. Bledsoo, H.
Dinkle, C. O. Ebel, C. E. Qaren, W. N
Kramer, A. B. McWhiney. A. C. Rossell, P.
Best, S. C. Budd. James Davis. I. H. Fred
ericks. E. Heidenreick, B. O. Miller, . Mes
sick. George Sweeney, A. Brewer, W. Dean,
L. Engel, H. M. Ferguson, O. C. Homung, C.
31. Miller, W. J. Rink, and H. Smith.
Ninth, 5200, Lily Division, No. 16. of
Radcllffe, Iowa. Captain, Thomas S. Waud;
lieutenant, Charles F. Finn; herald, F. L.
Howe; guard, Allan Gray; sentinel. H. Heck,
and Sir Knights, A. Jones, C. O. Butler,
George Santeo, L. Hiller, Nols. Lee, F. De
Marsha, A. Marchant, B. Koontz, S. Shin
taffer. William Drake, D. HIramelman, G. G.
Marshman, William Schemidka, F. Finn,
James Peoples, Y. Houk, . Stukenburg. A.
Rorem, William Weamer, E. F. Price, A. Him
nWraan. L. H. Bakka. A. Asbe, and F. Bald
win. Tenth. 6100. Indiann Division, No. 56. of
Indianapolis. Ind. Captain, H. B. Smith;
lieutenant, George Beeves; herald, E. L.
Strong; right guard, II. B. Mahan; sentinel,
Frank Roberts, and Sir Knights, L. C. Bal
lard, H. Bollinger, C. J. Bergen, Charles
Carter, W. J. Chapman, B. Everrond, Charles
Fancet. O. Gladden, Will Gunn. C. L. Heims,
M. G. Hornaday, O. Jordan, F. Kramps, O.
Keller. C. Miles, William Miles, Tobias Roch,
H. lllhl. E. Slavin, L. Schmidt, O. Spillman,
C. Steinhagen, W. n. Thompson, C. W.
Whittenfer, C. H. Sullivan. J. A. Kendall,
and J. Bergman.
The stand of colors presented by The Star
to the regiment presenting the best appear
ance in the parade of Tuesday was awarded
o tho First Begiment, West Virginia, CoL S.
KOT ENOUGH MONEY ON HAND.
At the conclusion of tho presentation Gen.
Carnahan announced that Mr. Goodhart,
chairman of the Pythian executive commit
tee, desired to meet the commanders of win
ning divisions in headquarters tent. At this
meeting Mr. Goodhart told the commanders
that the committee was usable to pay all the
prize money, on acoount of a lack of funds.
About 6,000 out of the $8,500 bad been
raised, but the remainder would be forth
coming in thirty days.
The commanders agreed that under tho cir
cumstances the only thing to do would be for
thecommittee to pay all they have and guaran
tee the rest. The local business men have not
received as much as they expected and it is
1 markaplo opportunity. Ten concerts and lec
difficult to collect their subscriptions, but
tho committee feel sure that they can raise a
PYTHIAN POTENTATE'S SESSION.
Supremo Lodge Has Not Yet Acted on tho
Ritual or Saloon Question.
When 'tho supremo lodge, Knights of
Pythias, adjourned at G:10 o'clock last even
ing no-action had beon takon upon the ques
tion of requiring tho English ritual to bo used
and allowing liquor dealers to become mem
bers of the order.
The committeo having tho former question
In charge have not yet formally voted on tho
report which they will render to tho Supremo
Lodge. It is still stated, however, that tho
members of tho committeo have not changed
their sentiments on tho subject, and that they
stand three to two for tho abolition of tho
Gorman ritual. At least three members aro
strlotlv opposed to a translation of the ritual
into any foreign language. A majority and
minority report on tho question is expected
sometime next week.
Notwithstanding tho faot that tho comtnit
too is oposed to tho German ritual quite a
number of members of tho supremo lodge
favor allowing thoso lodges already using a
translated ritual to continue Theso gentle
men will vote for tho adoption of a roport rec
ommending that lodges hereafter iustituted
shall not be allowed to uso any but tho Eng
OEnMAN LODGES EXCITED.
Tho German lodges in Wisconsin aro con
siderably stirred up on tho question and de
clare that if the committoo reports, as It is
now Indicated, will uso all possible moans to
set aside tho recommendation thorelu con
tained. Tho Scandinavians in Wisconsin and Min
nesota and the Germans in Illinois, Missouri
and Pennsylvania aro also endeavoring to
create a sentiment against tho proposed re
port. They will do everything in their power
to defeat it. In tho Keystone State there aro
a number of lodges in tho mountain district
composed entirely of Hollanders. They can
not spenk tho English languago, and uso a
ritual which has been translated into low
Dutch. All of theso Hollanders aro members
in good standing and a credit to the order.
By adopting such a report, a3 has booa in
dicated will bo made, hundreds of members
will have to withdraw on account of tneir in
ability to understand tho ritual. Quito a num
ber of members of the supremo lodge feel that
there is no urgent demand for such a radical
change, and doubt whether tho lodgo will sus
tain a report tending to abolish all but tho En
From present indications tho committeo will
recommend this abolition and there is suro to
be hot light on the subject. It may cause tho
supreme lodge to be in session for several
days longer than was nt flrst anticipated.
REPOHT NOT TO UE SUSTAINED.
In regard to tho liquor question, it is gen
erally believed that a roport to include the ex
pulsion of dealers will not he sustained. Mr.
Ogden II. Feathers, supremo chancellor of
Wisconsin, expects to defeat the proposition.
He will offer a series of amendments provid
ing thnt all grocers and druggists who In any
way handle liquor, freight bauds and express
men who transfer liquors in transit, and all
thoso who contact with intoxicating bever
ages shall be ineligible for membership.
In the morning session yesterday reports
were presented and ordered printed from the
committees on law, tho ritual for the uniform
rank, and appeals. Busiuess received from
tho grand jurisdiction was referred to com
mittees. Past Grand Chancellor Fitch C.
Cook, of Illinois, was admitted and took his
seat as a member of the supremo lodge
Tho afternoon session was devoted to fur
ther consideration of tho constitution. Tho
document as presented meets with general
approval, and it is thought will bo approved
without much serious discussion. Quito a
number of members of the supreme lodge left
yesterday afternoon for Atlantic City. Old
Point Comfort, and other resorts nenr Wash
ington. Tho sessions may continue for ten
PYTHIAN SISTERS' WORK.
Gold Medal Presented to Mrs. Robinson
Sisterhood on on Excursion.
Mrs. Hattie A. Robinson, supremo chiof of
the Pythian sisters, was presented yesterdny
with a handsomo gold medal set with dia
monds, on which was this inscription:
'To Mrs. Hattie A. RpbinEon. from the
officers and representatives of the Temple of
th Pvthian Sisters at Washington, D. C,
-gust 29. 1894."
Mrs. Robinson accepted the mednl in a suit
Tne session of the sisters yesterday was
occupied with tho transaction of routine busi
ness and tho date of adjournment has not yet
Members of the Pythian sisterhood visited
Mount Yernon yesterday morning and went
to Atlantic City in the afternoon.
Rechabltcs Praise Pythlans.
At a meeting of Washington Tent, No. 7,
Independent Order of Rechnbites. hold yes
terday, tho following resolution was adopted:
"Resolved that we heartily commend the
Knights ot Pythias for their determination to
exclude saloon-keepers and bar-tenders from
their brotherhood; that we looked on with
pride at the gentlemanly manner in which tho
Knights conducted themselves during tho
past week; and, further, in comparison with
former demonstrations, they showed them
selves a temperance body of men."
CURRYING BRITAIN'S FAVOR.
Italy Wishes to Have England's Aid In
Her Designs on Tripoli.
Rome, Sept. 1. It is announced that SIgnor
Reissman, the Italian Ambassador at Paris, is
about to visit England. Tho object of his
visit, It is reported, Is to endeavor to induce
the government of Great Britain to adhere to
Italy's proposals toocoupythe coast of Tripoli,
and nlso to agree to join the action for an ad
vance upon Khartoum. v
It is believed in diplomatic circles hero that
tho dispatch of an Italian squadron to Tripoli
is conneoted with this scheme.
Costly Playthings for Children.
Mdcoda, Wis., Sept. 1. Fire started by chil
dren playing with matches in a barn to-day
destroyed twenty dwellings, the town hall,
and the Methodist Church. Loss, 50,000.
In the Field of Politics.
John H. Raney has been renominated for
Congress by the Republicans of theThirteonth
Nino hundred ballots have been taken in tho
Second Texas Democratic district Congres
sional convention without effect.
Hattersley W. Talbot, of Montgomery
county, has been appointed chairman of the
Maryland State Democratio committeo to suc
ceed Hon. Barnes Compton. Talbot is a Gor
Ex-Gov. James E. Boyd has beon nominated
for Congress by tho Democrats of the Second
Dr. George H. Sherman has been nominated
for Congress by the Populists of tho First
Bon S. Henderson, chairman of tho Kansas
Populist State convention, has bolted Lewel
ling and denounced tho administration. He
gives as reason tho rottenness of the adminis
tration. The Populists of the Eighth Iowa Congres
sional district indorsed the Democratic nomi
nee, Frank Q. Stuart, of Chariton. Stuart
-was called before his convention and pro
noutfeed himself in full accord with the
lures lor $1.80, to subscribers only, making
MR. PDLLMAN CRITICISED
His Character Described by the Rail
way. Telegraphers' Chief.
MARTIN DOLPHIN'S ADDRESS
Likons tho Magnate to a Human Vulture,
Who Ridicules Justice and Thinks Charity
a Byword Strong Sentences Spoken at a
Meoting of tho "Washington Union.
George M. Pullman, the sleeping-car mag
nate, was inforentially likened to "a human
vulture, a caso-hardened, lawless wretch
without eithor tho fear of God in his heart
nor any respect for tho rights of others" by
Martin Dolphin, of Kansas City, Mo., grand
chiof of tho Order of Rnilway Telographora,
in a speech mado last night in this city.
Mr. Dolphin addressed tho members of the
local division of telegraphers who had been
invited to meet him. Ho is an extremely
pleasant gentleman nnd a lawyer by profession,
although he Is also an expert telegraph
operator. His face Is clean shaven and ho is
about thirty-flvo years old. Sir. Dolphin yes
terday qamo to Washington from Baltimoro,
where ho has been for nearly a weok. and will
return to that city to-day. To-morrow ho
will go to Wilmington, Del.
Mr. Dolphin in his speech said:
"I am here this evoning as tho oxecutive ot
your organization, tho Order of Railroad
Telograpbors. It would bo supererogation on
my nart to attempt to detail to you tho objects
principles and precepts of our order, as thoy
aro probably as well known to you as to me,
However, I wish to say that protective labor
organizations as they exist to-day aro a neces
sary part of tho general progress of our social
conditions and body politic, a necessity born
of the peculiar circumstances which obtain
under tho laws and customs of our nation.
TENDENCY OF THE LAWS.
"Our laws of to-day tend to foster and en
courage tho centralization of wealth or prop
erty interests and the building up nnd opera
tion of gigantic enterprises at tho exponso of
small property-holders or individual interests.
This is done by the chartering of corpornte
bodies by our covcrnment for tho purpose of
carrying on business of various characters,
thereby allowing the investor to ovado any
individual responsibility in tho mat
ter of his relations to tho employes or
craftsmen necessary to multiply his wealth in
tho nature of dividends and the further priv
ileges of avoiding tho continual division of a
vast estato by immunity from tho probate
courts, tho consequent distribution and
llnal division of largo property interests
nmong different heire. "Tho government In
chartering a corporation gives it tho unusunl
privilege of living for niuty-nino yeurs with
tho right to a renewal of life at the expiration
of that time, all of which God Almighty de
nies to His creatures.
"Our organization is maintained for the
purpose of protecting its membership from
possible injustice by the officers or represen
tative of corporations operating lines of rail
road in whose employ they may be. Tho op
eration of railroad systems, such as we have
in this country, necessitates tho employment,
in some instances, of from 10.000 to 15,000 men,
and tho solo management of such an enter
prise is generally placed in tho hands of four
or live persons, who are given, therefore, al
most absolute control over tho liberties, live
lihood, and destiny of from 10,000 to 15,000
citizens of the Republic without individual
responsibility, either on their part or on the
part of tho owners or stockholders of their
PULLMAN A HUMAN VULTUHE.
"As a general rulo good, responsible, lawful
nnd conscientous men nro placed in those
positions of confidence and trust as the
managers of railway lines, but in some In
stances it happens otherwise and by somo
means one of those human vultures, n caso
hardened, lawless wretch without either tho
fear of God in his heart nor any respect for
tho rights of others, who ridicules justice and
thinks charity a byword, ingratiates himself
into tho confidence of representatives of vast
intersts and is unfortunately placed in a posi
tion whoro a number of luckless mortals aro
at his mercy. Wo have an illustration of this
in tho management of the Pullman Palace
Car Company of recent occurrence.
"It is for tho purposo of meeting an emer
gency of this kind that labor organizations
have a provision for strikes in their constitu
tion and by-laws; but, fortunately it Is seldom
necessary to resort to such force. Our prov
ince is to offect the power thus placed in tho
hand of inilroad managers by a combination
of their employes to secure a representation
for the purpose of bringing grievances to tho
notice of tho oxecutive officers of the corpor
ations, thereby preventing the abuso
of the men by minor officials. Wo,
therefore, claim "that labor organizations
aro as necessary and legitimate part
of our conditions as the government itself.
Our purpose, therefore, in this respect is to
protect our membership in their positions
until they forfeit them by some overt act of
their own; and to at all times enable them to
secure a reasonable compensation for their
MUTUAL CO-OPERATION OF LABOR.
"Aside from this, we boliove we have an
other duty to perform that is, the mutual
co-operation of all labor organizations for the
purpose of securing beneficial legislation
in their interest. Millions of dol
lars are used every year by capitalists
and combinations of wealth for tho
purpose of securing legislation in their bo
half, and it appears from tho occurrences of
tho past few months that thoy have been rea
sonably successful, but nevor a word has
been said of the necessity for remedial and
beneficial legislation on behalf of tho othor
nine-tenths of tho population of the country.
Thore Is a rulo of law that a railroad shall uso
tho highest degree of 'diligence and human
foresight to transport a passenger from
tho point where he embarks to
his destination without Injury to his
life, limb, or property, and gives tho same cor
poration nbsoluto immunity from blamo or re
sponsibility for the maiming or slaughtering
of their lucidess employes on account of so
called contributory negligence or tho neg
ligence of a co-employo, however reckless or
Incompetent ho may bo if the manager sees fit
to employ him.
TIES CLOTTED WITH BLOOD.
"Every tie in tho roadbed of somo of our
trunk lines is clotted with tho blood of those
miserablo unfortunates, when by a code of
salutory regulations adopted by our legisla
ture thousands of lives would bo saved every
"It is therefore the duty of all organizations
of railway employes to combino together and
use their influence and votes for tho purposo
of electing representatives who will secure
for them tho samo protection for their lives,
limbs and liberties tnat has been accorded to
property rights and combinations of wealth.
It is the duty of every person in tho railroad
telegraph service, who is eligible to
membership in our order to assist in
maintaining it. Wo have In the past three
years secured increases in salaries for
the telegraphers of this country that
amounts to $2,000,000 per year aside from
the additional benefits derived by contracts
and agreements with their employers. Every
labor organization in existence is an embodi
ment of the principle of the brotherhood of
man and tho fatherhood of God, and as their
influence continues to grow and expand I
hope to see in the fullness of time the dawn
ing of a brighter day for tho laboring men of
the cost ot entertainments 18 cents each. Sub-
this country, when the money changers shall
bo driven forth from our legislative halls and
temples otjnstico and every man, regardless
of his wealth or povorty, color or condition
shall stand equal before tho law."
RAIN BADLY YANTED.
Western New York Suffering Through tho
Prevalence of a Drouth.
BurrALo, Sept. 1. Western New York i3
nlmost litornlly burning up. Tho drouth is
almost without precedent. Farmers mourn
tho loss of crops nnd fear f urthor havoo by
flro and starvation of stock.
Counties liko Chautauqua and Erie, which
have dairy interests of great magnitude, are
the chief sufferers, but unless a rainfall comes
spoodlly and copiously this entire end of tho
Stato will oxperlenco a financial loss which it
can ill afford. The bordering province of
Ontario is similarly parched.
IS NOT A LOUD DEMOCRAT
Col. Yancey Describes Himself to the
PLAIN TALK ABOUT ELECTIONS
Ho Doesn't Deny That There Have Seen
Frauds in the South, But Intimates That
They Were Necessary Eyils Association
Officials Roasted for Neglect of Duty.
"I am not here to deny that there have been
frauds perpetrated In elections in the South,"
said Col. C. H. Yancey, of Florida, at the
meeting of tho Intorstato Democratio Associ
tion last night.
Col. Yancey had been introduced as a State
Senator, and an otherwise prominent citizen
of his Stato, and was urged to address tho as
sociation, and did so. He is an exceedingly
frnDk, outspoken, and In many respects, an
He began in a felicitous way by saying he
had inconsiderately put his foot In it, and
now tho association seemed to be determined
to have him put his mouth in It. His dispo
sition, however, was never to occupy the re
lation of a silent partner.
"I profess to be a Democrat," said ho, "but
I want to say here that I am not the kind of
a Democrat that may In general bo termed a
gabby Democrat. Nor am I lacking in charity
for other men's views. 1 believe a man may
differ with mo in politics, and that ho has a
right to do so; and that holding different
views does not necessarily constitute him a
"I believe that our prospects for success in
tho next elections aro very good. I bolieve
that in view of tho circumstances and tho diffi
culties that confronted them members of the
Democratic Congress accomplished wonders.
It did one thing I am grateful for, and some
thing tho Democrats of my State are grateful
for, and that is tho repeal of the election law,
one of the greatest curses that was ever in
flicted upon a people Tho government com
pelled us to do what no people should bo
compelled to do, and that is to violate the
law. Wo suffered indignities until in solf
defenso we determined to throw off the in
cubus. "I have never denied, and do not now deny,
that frauds against the election law were per
petrated. I am of the opinion, of course,
that there should be no fraud in a contest
among Democrats; for that matter there
should bo no frauds at all in elections. But
it is related that there were certain things at
which God himself winked, and it is true that
there havo been certain transactions at which
tho good citizens of Florida winked.
ALL ARE EQUALLT AFFECTED.
"Mississippi and other States have adopted
orcanic laws that oppress no ono more than
another the black man no more
than the white man. In our State
tho law is legislative, and I am
sorry to say it has been taken advantage of
by Democrats in primary contests among
themselves until it has become so obnoxious
that I have no doubt it will bo repealed when
the legislature convenes in its next session.
There is but one party of respectability in my
State, and even the negroes, who recognize
where their true interests lie, aro voting tho
Democratic ticket. It was so in AlaDama,
where tho negroes in largo numbers voted for
Col. Oates in preference to supporting Mr,
Koib, the Populist nominee.
"But the skies nre brightening for Demo
cratic success. e are on the up-grade.
Stores havo become bare of goods, money has
been congested, and conditions have been
generally unfavorable. The tariff question is
out of the way, however, and business must
resume. Two years hence everything will be
changed, and there Is every reason to believe
that wo shall bo successful."
Col. Clayton, of New York, referred to a
proposition that had been made as to tho con
stitution of tho exocutive committee, it being
the rulo lhat tho officers of the association, to
gether with a vice president from each State,
shall constitute tho executive committee of
tho association. The colonel said there was
too little caro observed in the selection of the
vice presidents and ho for one did not pro
pose to sit in tho commi ttee in future, as ho
had dono on occasions heretofore, with an ex
convict. Ho thorofore moved that In future
the names of tho vice presidents as proposed
shall be referred to the executive committee
for investigation as to their antecedents, and
that one week shall be given in which to re
port. This provoked opposition, and Delegate
Thompson said ho objected to "star cham
ber" proceedings. A spirited discussion on
sued, and Mr. Thompson's motion, finally
made, to lay tho resolution on the table pre
vailed by a vote of 16 to 11.
ELECTION OF VICE rnE8IDENTS.
The association then proceeded to call the
roll of States for tho election of vlco presi
dents, several members, lead by Col. Clayton
and Mr. Flynn, of Indiana, objecting upon
tho ground that to elect vico presidents with
out consulting the State delegations was dis
courteous. Mr. Thompson, who seomed disposed to
combat everything proposed by Col. Clayton,
insisted that it was the association's business
to elect tho vice-presidents, nnd thnt no ono
not a member of the Interstate Association
had anything to do with tho question. An
appeal to tho records seemed to justify Mr.
Thompson's view, and when the association
voted that way no ono was moro vigorous in
expressing approval than was Mr. Thompson,
whose cane tapped the floor in loud aoclaim.
The result of tho roll-call was the choice of
but throo or four of tho officials designated,
owing to tho slim attendance from many of
At this juncture B. H. Ford, of Accomao
county, Va.. desired permission to make a
personal explanation, but owing to tho fear
of tho society that a personal controversy
would ensue, tho member was shut out tem
porarily. The question of flnanco arose, and
Col. Clayton proceeded to "roast" some of
tho officials for neglect of duty. He expressed
the opinion that there had been gross mis
management of the funds. He said there had
been in the neighborhood of $1,600 paid into
tho treasury, and that no proper accounting
of the money had ever been made. Ho moved
that the trustees be required to take steps to
have tho hall sublet to Stato associations
in order to reduce expenses.
Tho-proposition having meanwhile been ad
vanced that a hall bo rented at less expense
ecrlption list limited, Send in name at once.
than tho ono now occupied. Col. Clayton vig
orously opposed it, and said the Democrats
ought nevor to take a backward step. Ho
said it was necessary to maintain- an organi
zation such as tho Interstate In Washington,
in order to meet tho enemy on their own
ground. Ho contended that, notwithstand
ing tho Democrats held all of tho depart
ments, and controlled both houses of Con
gress, Washington is socially and otherwise
under Republican control, and that every at
tempt to have a Republican removed is met
with Democratic objectiod. because of tho Re
publican social and business influences.
nEFCT.LICANS HAVE SLEUTH HOUNDS.
The Republican clubs In tho city are disci
plined, and the members are compelled to pay
up. The sleuth hounds are put upon their
tracks and they aro hunted down. In this
way tho opponents are raising thousands ot
dollars for campaign purposes, and that Is
what the Intorstato Association means to do
to assist the Democratio campaign commit
tee. It was ultimately decided that every
member of tho association should be invited
by mail nnd otherwl30 to attend tho next
iLoetlng, and that steps should then bo taken
for a moro systematic procedure.
Mr. Ford again demanded the privilege of
making a personal statement, and after a
good deal of discussion ho obtained tho de
sired permission. Ho said ho was one of tho
discharged employes of the Government
Printing Office. He had been informed by
Judge Hardwick, tho sergeant-at-arms, that
tho reason ho was dismissed was that he had
not gone home to voto at the last election,
and that the sergeant-at-arms said his infor
mation was obtained through tho I nterstato
Association, nnd that the further charge was
mado that instead of eolng home to the elec
tion he bad remained In Baltimore. He gave
the names of some prominent citizens of Ac
comac who, he said, would testify to the fact
that ho had voted at that election, nnd he
characterized the charge as emphatically
Judgo Hardwick, tho sergeant-at-arms,
then asked for permission to make a state
ment, and Mr. Ford seconded his request. A
motion was made that the association go into
executivo session, but tho suggestion re
ceived no attention, and tho statement was
Anally made, tho sergeant-at-arms saying
that ho had so reported to Mr. Ford, and that
ho had heard tho charge made in the associa
tion, "but." said he to Ford, "you sbould go
to Congressman Jones, of tho First district of
Virginia, with your "complaint. You don't
need to come here, Mr. Jones is your man."
It transpired that Mr. Jones had withdrawn
his support of Mr. Ford, and the inference i3
that ho lost his place in consequence.
Tho association adjourned to meet next Sat
MR. STEPHENSON'S FUNERAL.
It Will Tnko Plnce from His Late Resi
dence and the Interment Will
Be Made in Rock Creek.
The funeral of the late Mr. William J.
Stephenson, president of tho Metropolitan
Street Railway, who died Friday last at his
residence, on tho corner of Eleventh and C
streets southwest, will be held at the family
residence Monday afternoon nt 3 o'clock.
Rev. M. Ross Fishburn, of the Congrega
tional Church, and Rev. Dr. Gottwald will
deliver the funeral addresses. Tho interment
will be in Rock Creek Cemetery. The pall
bearers havo not yet been selected.
Mr. Stephenson has for some years been a
prominent man in District affairs, and his
sudden death was a very painful surprise to
his many friends. While he pas not been In
good health for several months, there was at
no time tho slightest thought of anything at
all dancerous. Mr. Stephenson was" largely
interested in a business way in the city, being
tho senior member of the wood and coal firm
of Stephenson fc Brother, this Arm being
also agents for the Virginia and Maryland
steamboat line. He has long been identlfled
with the street railways of tho city, having
for several years been president of the Co
lumbia Street Railway Company.and last year
being elected to the presidency "of tho Metro
Ho was on a Western tour in the Interest of
this company inspecting the different motive
powers used in the various sections ot the
West, when he was taken with what proved
to be a fatal sickness.
Mr. Stevenson was a very well-known man
about the city tall, of commanding presence,
jolly, generosity itself, and his loss will be
sadly felt by his large circle of friends.
He was born in this city flfty-three years
ago, and was a self-made man. The late Jo
seph Stephenson, his fnther, was for many
years tho representative of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad in this city, having charge of
the local express service of thnt company.
The deceased was educated in the public
schools of this city, and shortly before the
breaking out of the war he became a clerk in
the quartermaster general's office. His ability
and efficiency was recognized by Gen
Ruckcr, tho quartermaster general, and he
was promoted to positions of trust and held
tho office of chief clerk. Ho then served for
a few years in the freight ofHco of the Balti
more and Ohio railroad. Nearly a quarter of
a century ago, in connection with his
brother Ambrose, he established the wood
and coal business. Mr. Stephenson married
Miss Mary Pearson, a dauchter of the late
Peter Pearson, a respected resident of this
city, and a sister of Charles B. Pearson and
George Tearson. He had one son. Joseph,
who represented his father in the wood and
Ho was past master of the Dawson Lodge,
past eminent commander of Washington
Commandery, Knigots Templar, and was
prominent in Masonic circles.
Lost tho Money in Sugar.
New York, Sept. 1 Unsuccessful specula
tion In sugar by a junior partner was the cause
of tho failure of the large knit goods manu
facturing house of S. Baron A; Co. and S.
Baron, of this city. The confession was
made to a meeting of the Arm's creditors to
day by Theodoro S. Baron, who places his
loss at 87,100. The latter is a son of the
the senior member of the firm.
Escaped with Their Plunder.
Salina. Kan., Sept. 1. Word has just been
received thnt the bank at Tescott, fifteen
miles north of here, was robbed this morning
by two masked men, who boldly entered tho
bank, killed the cashier, and carried away
considerable monev. Sheriff Anderson is or
ganizing a posso to head them off, as tho
robbers started south after plundering the
Collnpsc of a Grand Stand.
Ashland, Pa., Sept. 1. DuriDg a game of
baseball at Mahonoy City this afternoon the
grand stand collapsed. Patrick Burkowas
fatally hurt, and John Mc Wig gan and Will
lam Keegan seriously injured. Several
others wore bruised but not seriously
Crimes and Casualties.
Norval A. Hawkins, cashier of tho Standard
Oil Company's office at Detroit, has been ar
rested charged with embezzlement of $8,000.
Tho boiler in tho Riverside Laundry, Janes
ville, Wis., exploded, demolishing the bank
building nnd seriously injuring Miss Kinna,
Mr. Plowright, and two others.
Mrs. Josephine Hoffman, a widow, was
murdered in New Y'ork yesterday morning
by Charles Felgenbouln , a t nrder.
Collision between a ooal cart and a freight
train in Philadelphia resulted in Ernest
Bishop being fatally injured and the train
Mrs. H. F. Boxley was arrested at Little
Bock, Ark., for stealing a diamond ring,
which she had pawned for a tombstone for
her brother's grave.
Horace Loomis has been arrested, charged
with the murder of James Gregory at Ko
jSeoNntlonal Lyceum Courao adv. in amusement
SHOT BOYH WITHOUT MERCY
Six Negro Prisoners Lynched by arittbb
ACCUSED OP BARN BURNING
In a Dense Swamp, Near Millingtan, the Vic
tims of Mob Violence Were Surrounded by
Masked Men Volley Upon Volley "Was
Fired TIntil All Six "Were Dead. .
3rEMPHis, Tenn., Sept. 1. Six negroes, all
members otan organized gang of incendiaries,
wuro lynched by a mob near Millington,
Tenn., a small town on the Chesapeake, Ohio,
and Southwestern Railway, thirty mllea north
of Memphis, last night. They are;
GRAHAM WHITE. " "
Tho prisoners were in charge of Detectives
W. S. Richardson and A. T.Atkinson, who
had arrested them a few houra "before on a
charge of arson. The negroes were all hand
cuffed and shackled, and were on their way
to the couLty jail at Memphis. When the de
tectives reached a dense swamp near Milling
ton they were surrounded by a mob of fifty
men, armed with Winchester rifles and shot
guns, and commanded to halt.
"Hold up your hands," yelled tho leader.
The detectives hestitated.
"What does this mean?"' one of them asked.
"Never you mind; it means business- shove
up your hands."
OVERPOWERED BT THE 3I&B. '
By this time the detectives were overpow
ered by tne mob. When the mob surrounded
tho wagon tho negroes seemed to know in
stinctively what was to be done. They were
sitting on boxes that had been thrown about
on the floor or tho wagon. One sat on th
seat beside the driver, Atkinson. One negro
in the wagon rose up on hi3 feet and threw
up his shackled bands. That motion-wa3 hia
last, for a shower of bullets was poured- into
his body. He fell over and out of the wagon
The negro sitting Desido the driver threw
his arms about Atkinson with a gesture and
exclamation of supplication. Tho muzzle of
a shotgun was shoved against tils stomach,
and the charge was sent through hi3 body.
Detective Atkinson was grasped by .several
of the mob, hustled up to the side ot Richard
son and there held until the murderous work,
Volley after volley wa3 poured Into the
bodies of tho shackled ana manacled negroes
in the wagon until all of them were dead.
Then the mob took the bodies Qut of tho
wagon, threw them on the road and con
tinued to Are volley after volley into thorn.
Riehardson and Atkinson saw that some of
the mob wore disguises, while others bad their
heads encased in a darx. cloth, but it was so
dark it would have been impossible to recog
nize any of the individuals, even had fh offi
cers been well acquainted with tho people in
that part af the country.
Having concluded ite work, the leader of
the mob shouted:
"Forward, boys!" Guns were shouldered
and the members of the mob walked back
into tho woods that lined the road and disap
peared. ACCUSED OF BARN BCBNINO.
The lynched negroes were all accused of
arson, and all are said to have belonged to
an organized band of barn burners that had
in Ave years destroyed thirty-two barns, as
many residences, and other property ol great
value in the vicinity of KerrviOe, Lucy, Mil
lington. and Bolton College, Tenn.
On Thursday Jeff Laxton, a merchant of
Kerryille. came to Memphis, went before
Justice W. H. Hughey and swore out war
rants against eight negroes who live near
Kerrville. charging them with having set Are
to the buildings at the Kerrville Fair Grounds,
which were destroyed by Are by five months
Richardson, the detective, who had the
warrants, reached Kerrville yesterday morn
ing. Warner Williams, who worked on tho
railroad, was arrested as he stepped off the
hand-ear at the depot. Others were found
working in the fields, and others were found
at their homes. Darius, Bland, and Will
Mooring, members of the gang forwhom war
rants were issued, heard of the arrival of the
officers in time to take flight and escaped.
It was the intention of the officers to tako
the prisoners to Millington and brings them io
Memphis on the Chesapeake, Ohio and South
western train at G o'clock last night, but they
had not made all arrangements up to that
time, and had to wait over. There is no jail
in the village, and the prisoners as fast as
captured were manacled and placed under
guard to await the time of leaving.
THE USUAL VERDICT GIVEN.
It was impossible to remain over night at
Millington. as there were no safeguard hou3a
and it was decided to mako the trip by wagon
road. S. D. Tucker, a merchant there, pro
vided a wagon, a mule and a horse tras
hitched to it and the start was made. They
had not proceeded far, however, before they
were overpowered by the mob. After the
bloody work was over the detectives sum
moned the coroner and an inquest was held
which resulted in the usual verdictr
"That the deceased came to their death at
the hands of unknown parties."
Detective Richardson arrived in Memphi
this morning and reported the lynching to
Sheriff McLendon nnd Criminal Court Judga
L. P. Cooper. Judgo Cooper at once sent for
the grand jury and instructed that body to
investigate the affair and return indictments
against tho members of the jnob. Later la
tho day Judge Cooper Issued bench warrants
for Detectives Richardson and Atkinson,
charging them with complicity in tho lynch
ing, and they were seat to jail and denied
bail. Warrants were also issued for the ar
rest of forty farmers who are supposed to
have been members of tho mob. The sheriff,
with a largo force of deputies, left to mako
Cain is Fitly Named.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 1. To-night Jame3
Cain, jr., a barber at Lockland, came homo
drunk and shot his girl baby, two months
old, killing her. He then shot his young wife
in the head and his father, sixty-eight yeara
old, in the arm. The wife's wound may
prove fatal. The father's wounds are slight.
In his prison cell Cain admits his guilty but
alleges improper relations between his father
and his wife.
Miss Waldon a Fast Rider.
St. Louis, Sept. 1. At tho Pastime Ath
letic Club games here this afternoon tho
ovent of the day was tho half mile blcycla
race for ladles. Miss Waldon, scratch, won.
by ten lengths from Mls3 Field, who took tha
place by a length from Mis3 Vail. Time, 1:23.
Steady Growth of Cholera.
AsiSTisDAar, Eept. 1. Two fresh cases of
cholera were reported here to-day. A
Mnestricht there was one fresh caae and two
deaths. From Flushing one death front
cholera was announced, and at Landsnmr
there were three fresh cases and two deaths.
At Hear there wero two fresh cases, and at
Hcugcin there was one death, and- oh frail
care was reported from Elsoboek."
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