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rHB WASHINGTON' TIMES. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1894.
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A Recommendation to lie Proud Of.
"Washington, D. C, September 12, 1894.
Me. a. Maurice Low, Business Manager of
The "Washington Times.
Dear Sib: I take pleasure in informing you
that at the last meeting of this Federation our
members were requested to carefully read the
advertising columns of The Times every day
and to patronize as much as possible those
merchants and others whose advertisements
appear in The Times.
Our members were also requested to secure
in every way possible new subscribers for The
Times, and bring the merits of the paper be
fore those who are not now subscribers.
Our members all feel very friendly toward
The Times, and of course want to see it suc
ceed. They are willing to holp everybody
who helps the paper. Respectfully,
seai Joseph K. Potter,
Secretary Federation of Labor of the District
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.
Defective as it is, the civil service law now in
force has done as much for the public service
and the city of Washington as any other one fac
tor. The spoils system of "turning the rascals
out"' with eaeh change of administration not
only demoralises the public service and fills
the departments with incompetent employes,
but it also prevents a substantial growth of
our city by creating a changeable and unset
Civil service reform has proved its worth
by bringing to this city thousands of compe
tent government employes whose positions
are assured so loBg as their duties are faith
fully discharged. They come with their fam
ilies, prepared to mate Washington their
home, and with this ond in view, have in
many instances purchased property and be
come permanent cithsens. Their value to the
city can beet be estimated by consulting the
prosperity of our business interests, and their
worth as employes is demonstrated by the ef
ficiency of the several departments where
they are employed.
Bat there are yet many government posi
tions in this eity not under the civil service
law. ail of which are subject to change with
acu successive administration. It would
bring forth a terriile howl from rampant pol
iticians to place all government appointments
in the hands of the civil service commission,
but it should bo done as speedily as possible,
both for the good of the public and the wel
fare of government employes.
A JUST AND UPRIGHT JUDGE.
Judge Van Syekle, of Elizabeth, N. J., has
risen to the occasion and charged the grand
jury of Union county to investigate the awful
orime of awarding prizes by purchased votes
at strawberry and church festivals within his
bailiwick. Among other instances of the
total depravity of people who conduct these
festivals the judge said that a commutation
railroad ticket, valued at 61L17, had "been
given as a prime, and that it was as flagrant a
violation of the law as pool selling at race
Those who have frequented church fairs to
be buncoed into grabbag, post-office and
other bold-me-up schemes by bright-eyed,
winsom damsels will recognize that Judge
Van Sycklo has been there and knows what
it is to have his pocket-book run over by a
church fair juggernaut, and to them his
commendable act will come like sunshine to
a June bug.
Millions of vaoaey would be saved to spend
In cigars and other sources of masculine en
joyment if every judge in the country would
follow the illustrious exnmple of this Jersey
legal light. To be sure, the funds obtained at
church festivals are used to relieve the poor,
pay the salaries of ministers, build churches,
and extend religious work, but does that
warrant the systematic robbery of confiding
men by lottery schemes conducted by pretty
women? Everybody knows that men are sus
ceptible, and when once they enter a church
festival ore made helpless victims before they
are ten ieet from the door. Judge Van Syekle
Is aware of this weakness, and has nobly de
termined to protect the male population of
Union county,?, j. For that action ho should
be accorded the thanks of nil able-bodied men.
THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS.
Notwithstanding the vigorous efforts of
political leaders, it seems almost impossible
to create much interest in the coming elec
tions. The old hackneyed speeches which
have heretofore brought forth cheers from
party followers are received by compara
tively small crowds and with but little en
thusiasm. Tho band, with its gaudy drum
major, fails to attract few but boys and tho
reception committed, and no amount of button-holing
and persuasion will induce voters
generally to take part in tha campaign.
The reason for this apparent lack of in
terest in politics is the public weariness of
issues that bring nothing but good results to
aspiring office seekers. The long delay ot
Congress iu dealing with tho tariff question,
tho recent monetary disturbances and the
announcement of both .political parties that
the country is to have more tariff tinkering,
have disgusted thinking voters with politics
and caused them to lose interest in political
The tday will come when all Important
questions that concern the welfare of the
country will-bo taken out of politics and re
ferred to commissions of competent men for
settlement. As a rule tho average politician
is unfitted, both by education and experience,
to deal with questions of finance and turiff.
There is a great diflVrenco between proclaim
ing certain principles on tho hustings and
carrying them into effect ns legislators, as the
work of the recent session of Congress will
indicate, and men who make good politicians
and hustlers for public office are not always
competent to create laws for the public. And
it is this knowledge that prevents mauy
votors from taking an active part in the pres
THE ROCK CREEK CASE.
The answer of the Rock Creek Railwny
Company to tho allegations of Charles M.
Wilson that the company had violated the
provisions of the interstate commerce act is
a skillful evasion of tho main points nt issue.
The main complain co itp.lnn.1 in tho
charges which Mr. Wilson filed with tho
Interstate Commerce Coaiin ssios some weeks
ago was tho conspiracy which he allegod to
oxist between the Chevy Chaso road and tne
Chevy Chase Land Oompany, by which the
interests of the land company were to bo
favored at the cxpenso of those who used the
road. Concerning this part of the charges
tho answer of the company nssorfs that both
corporations are separate and distinct, hav
ing different organizations, powers, rights,
duties, and privileges, although some per
sons, but not all, are stockholders in both
companies. Notice that the proportion of
'"some' to "all" is hidden in hazy verbiage.
It is further offered by the defense that tho
double tickets disposed of to those desiring
to visit property owned in Montgomery county
by the Chevy Chase Land Company are sup
plied by the railway to the company, the lat
ter being declared to have a clear right to
make such further disposition of what they
have purchased as seems proper.
If The Times remembers aright the secre
tary of tho land company Is also the secretary
of the railroad company. In this dual func
tion he is then evidently obliged to sell tick
ets from his right hand to his left hand and
not allow either to learn what the other is
It is to be hoped that tho commission will
stand firm on the proposition that the case
properly comes within the provisions of tho
act of 1837 to regulate commerce. It is ex
tremely evident that the defenso hnrdly ex
pects any other outcome, for the body of its
answer touches on the character of the
charges rather than on the right of the com
mission to officially consider the case.
THEY WANT MORE.
"Editor Times: My paper. The Times, is the.
paper, and I think the -natch contest has been a
"Now please start a contest among letter-carriers
in tho District of Columbia.
"Give the best winter suit that can bo made
up to tho most popular letter-carrier.
"John H. Hancock."
Tho above is only one of the half-hundred
letters The Times received yesterday regard
ing the contest and shows the popularity of
the recent race for The Times' watch. It was
one of the big things which Ibis paper has ac
complished, and has distanced by far any like
contest ever held in this city.
Hion tariff newspapers should remember
that advertising canvassers are handicapped
by hard times editorials.
Gov. Lewellino's connection with tho lot
tery business may not be thoroughly estab
lished, butthepeopie of Kansas seem to bo
convinced that they drew a blank when they
got him for Governor.
TnE Emperor of China points to Adam as
irrefutable proof that a. man degenerates
when he has too many clothes..
We remember another occasion when Sen
ator Hill bad some difficulty with anti-snappers.
Li Hdno Chang rises to observe that it is a
hard matter to scowl at tho Japs with one
side of his f ace and smile at the Son of Heaven
with the other side.
The recent rise of the pugilistic drama is
possibly responsible for these dialogue pre
liminaries between Mr. Corbett and Mr. Fitz
It is to be noticed that oriental laundry
men still persist in depriving customers of
an occasional four-ply collar.
The Eastern cyclone arrives way behind
its schedule time, but the Western variety
continues to display the most satisfactory
Is regard to this rumor about the shoot
ing ot Senator Peffer's whiskers we havo only
to ask: Have the doctors yet untangled the
bullet from the underbrush?
If Mb. Vanderbilt wants a nice quiet di
vorce which will bo studiously kept from the
public, let him have it arranged in Washing
Congressman Johnson Is running his cam
paign speeches in a circus tent. He long
ago convinced his constituency that it had
on elephant on its hands.
How Havcmeyer Gets Out.
The Department of Justice is still working
energetically to make a frightful example of
Debs, and when it gets through it will be too
tired to have anything to say against the
sugar trust, New York World.
No Hope to Give Him.
He Suppose I should ask your father if I
could marry you. Do you think I would stnnd
She No. Your case would be hopeless.
He Do you think he would really say no?
She Not that; but ho would leave it to
NEWSY AND PERSONAL.
It took flfty-flvo cars to move tho United
States cavalry post from tho West to Fort
Ethan Allen, Vt.
Tho Hutchinson (Kan.) Baseball Club lost
n game at Wichita recently because local
sports "bucked and gagged" their third base
man for one Inning.
In the intorest of economy Cyclone Pre
dictor J. M. KIrkland, of Pittsburg, ono of
Coxey'a army, offers to bo governor of Penn
sylvania for nothing a year.
Mayor Plogree, of Detroit, last spring so
cured leases or unocoupiod city plots and
planted potatoes for the poor. The crop is
worth $9,000. Tho co3t was $2,000. Hero's
an idea for Chicago.
The estate of the lato Thomas S.Clarkson,
of PotsdaovN. Y.,who died recently from
injuries received In his saudstono quarry, has
givon $150,000 with which to establish and
maintain a technical school for civil and
electrical engineering, mechanical drawing,
etc.. at Potsdam.
When President Arthur was in officoho de
clared certain lauds In tho Crow Croek Res
ervation in South Dakota open to sottlomont,
but President Cleveland later revoked that
proclamation, and tho settlors were driven
from the reservation. Now 944 of these ex
pelled settlers have filed claims for damages.
Congress appropriated $110,000 for their pay
ment. DEFECTIVE UPPER STORIES.
A fool of somewhat unusual character lives
in Dexter, Mo. His namo is not known yet,
but detectives are after him. Ho is tho man
who has undertaken to act as judge at a
poverty ball and award tho prize to the
'worst looking lady and gentleman."
It takes genius of a high order to be a first
premium fool like young Warner, of Atkin
son, Nob., who was out hunting pigeons and
managed to land a load of shot under his own
Thero Is a man in Pnducah, Ky.. whoso
lease of life on earth is limited. He accepted
a 10 Confederate bill in exchange for two 10-
cent watermelons. In tho futuro world ho
niny realize thnt tho war Is over.
'Bully the Wizard" is a Missouri fool who
has misspent a lifetime collecting buttons and
other rare and prlcoless relics, and by soino
oversight has been permitted to live and mnko
n half-mile-long string of such truck. Better
lato than never.
UNDAUNTED OHIO DEMOCRATS.
Mc'Kinley should let tho sugar question
alone. He stood right in with the trust in tho
most disgraceful plot to rob tho sugar con
sumers known to the country, nis record is
known to all Intelligent readers. Youngs
The Ohio Democrats will prove a lively
corpse for our Populist brethren, and the
burial In November may be that of tho ''other
fellows." Columbus Press.
It cannot be questioned that Mr. McKinloy
made a most ablo and eloquent appeal to the
ignorance of his hearers. Every ono of his
points that was received with applause was
based on a false assumption or a suppression
of the truth. His speech is almost without a
parallel in this respect. Indianapolis Sen
PEACOCK QUILLS WORKING.
The demand in China for peacock feathers
has grown steadily weaker. Now York
Even Emporor William of Germany must
acknowledge that tho Emperor of China's
divine right doesn't appear to bo loaded.
New York World.
China's attempt to blow Japan off the sea
while she is beheading her own people at
home entitles her to put up the sign, "This
is my busy day. Hudson Register.
FUTURE OF THE STAGE.
Extract from the Latest Popular
"Red and White Corpuscles."
(Enter "Wolf-eyed Gus" pursued by Myrtle,
the soubrette, who shoots him three times.
He is carried away by three "supers".)
Myrtle "Oh, how happy I am to think that
me and my poor mamma will never again not
bo annoyed by that villlan. I am so happy
that I could sing."
(Winks at the leader of tho orchestra.
month of May
heart's so gay.
(Does a "buck" dance and exits laughing
cheerily. Enter Jack Merryweather, the
hero, weariug an oxpensive suit of clothes
and diamonds, accompanied by his father,
who is burdened with property whiskers.)
Jack "Cheer up, father; all will yet bo
well. I swear that I will run down tho thief
who stole the copyright on your incubator
aud Ha! What's that? (Draws a revolver
and shoots a man who was hiding behind a
tree.) What was I saying? Oh, yes; once
let me get Porcival Marquetienne in mo
clutches and all thy wrongs shall be rightod."
Father "Oh, my boy, when you talk to me
like that you make mo think of your dear,
brave-hearted mother. Won't you sing mo
that old familiar song of her'n?"
Jack "With pleasure, father?" (Does a
fancy step to the footlights. Sings.)
"My heart it feels quite overcome,
Since Patsy Kane is on the bum,
For a drink of booze
Ho never rill refuse,
And that's why his sister lost her Job." (Father
Cho. "Patsy's on the bum,
Patsy's on tho bum,
Be got so full of gin
That they had to take him In.
And the Judge said:
'Patsy, you are on tho bum.' "
(Loud noiso heard outside.) Father What
Is that I hear? Jack (with rare discernment)
It must bo our enemies. (They run away.)
Enter "Black Burton," the paid assassin, ac
companied by a number of villains who bump
into one another and havo to be straightened
out along the edge of the stage.)
Black Burton "We have tracked him this
fur and he can't escape us. What say you,
(The other villains growl. Jack appears on
a rooky eminence at the rear of the stago and
makes a long speech, recounting his past life
and defying Black Burton.)
Black Burton "Now for me revenge!"
(He starts toward Jack, who pulls a lever
and releases 60,000 gallons of water. The vil
lains aie washed back to their dressing-rooms.
Husband Sarcastic: Wife Scores.
The Husband You want to know where I
was so late last night? I was at the office bal
ancing my books.
The Wife It seems to me that you bal
ance your books pretty often. That ex
cuse is about threadbare."
The H. H'ra! If you don't believe me
why don't vou consult a fortune-teller?
The W. Not much. I consulted one once
aud she told me a pack of lies.
The H. Indeed.-1 What did she tell
The W. She told mo I would get a rich,
kind, attentive and truthful husband. Exchange.
TAKEN FY THE ARTILLERY
Washington Invaded by Boston's Fa
mous Organization. , .
A FINE BODY OP MILITIAMEN
Escortod by the "Washington Light Infantry,
the Visitors Marched to tho Arlington
Commissioner Robb' Words of Welcome
A Trip to Mount Vernon To-day,
Tho Ancient and Honorable Artillery Com
pany, of Boston, 304 strong, invaded tho
Natlounl Capital yesterday, und the city
capitulated without resiatanco or condition.
So complete was tho surrender that tho in
vading host, headed by the Balom Cadot
Band of forty pieces, was escorted by the
Washington Light Infantry, and during its.
stay hero will be accorded all the honors that
Washington hospitality and good-fellowship
Tho visitors arrived at tho Baltimoro nnd
Ohio depot at 1:27 p. ra., and had just formed
in line on the platform when three companies
of the Washington Light Infantry, com
manded by Col. V. G. Mooro and Capts.
Los-filer, Ourand, nnd Miller, headed by tho
Marino Band, drew up in lino on Now Jersey
avenue. Major Burton Ross welcomed Col.
Sidney M. Hedges and staff, nnd then tho or
ganizations exchanged courtesies.
Tho Light Infantry presented nrms as tho
Artillery, headed by Col. Hedges aud Major
Ross, passed In review before it. Then tho
Artillery showed like honor to the local
troops a8 they passed on to take their place
at the head of the line for tho march up tho
Avenue to the Arlington Hotnl.
Tho Avenue was the scone of a brilliant
pageant. The varied uniforms of tho visit
ors, the nodding pluon'S aud multicolored
and multiform henddrcbses, nnd tho polished
steel of musket and sabor, combined to mnko
a unique and striking scene, In stronc con
trast with tho plainer uniforms and browned
barrels of the escorting buttulion. Many of
thu members aro well advanced in years. "
At the Arliuctou the RostGninm. wero wel
comed by tho District Commissioners and n
committee consisting of Jfarrison Diugman,
John If. Magruder, G. M. Fugue, L. A. Lit
tleflold, W. P. Boberts. John W. Thomas,
Thomas J. King. Lieut. Charles M. Shrove,
Lieut. Willlum M. Arnold. William S. Roo?e,
S. P. House, Emmons S. Smith, Charles W.
Hayes, and Major J. L. Smithmoyer.
COMMISSIONER ROSS' WELCOME.
Commissioner Ross, stnnding in the door
of tho Arlington, said: "I don't propose at
this tlmo to indulge in anyoxtondod greeting,
In view of your loDg journey which has just
been fluishod. I only wish to say on behalf
of tho Commissioners of the District of Co
lumbia and of its entire peoplo. that your
honorable organization is more than welcome
to the Cnpifal of tho nation."
In reply Commander Hedges said: "I cor
dially thank you, Mr. Commissioner, for your
kind consideration nnd welcome. Wo nro
somewhat weary and very warm. Wo antici
pate a very enjoynblo stay in Washington, and
this, vour kind greeting, fully promises that
Tho artillery then disbanded to allow tho
members to rest or, seek diversion in their
own way during tho rest of the aay and
The presence in Washington to-dny of Bos
ton's unique and America's oldest military or
ganization this is the 257th anniversary of
the body is in accordance with a tirae-hon-orod
custom of the Ancient Artillery. The
annual flold-dny has in tho pa3t few years
taken many oflts 700 members to most of tho
large cltit-s of tho East and to Montreal. Next
year a trip to England is tho goal of their
On the roll of the company's membership
are many names distinguished in the annals
of their State, both in war and peace. Among
them ar Brig. Gen. S. H. Leonard, who was
col onel of the Thirteenth Massachusetts Vol
unteers from 1SG1 to 18G4, and won his staron
tho field of battle; Col. Gardner C. Hawkins,
who was voted a medal by Congress for con
spicuous gallantry en the'fleld of battle; Capt.
Henry W. Downs, who wears n similar modal;
ox-Gov. J. Q. A. Brackett, Adit. Gen. Dalton.
r of the Massachusetts militia: Major George
Merrill, past commander-in-chief, and
George H. Innis, past senior commnnder-in-chief
of tho Grand Army of the Republic; Rev.
A. A. Berle, of Brighton; Brig. Gen. A. P.
Martin, post commander of Massachusetts
Commaudery.Military Order of the Loyal
Legion, and Major C. G. Davis, president
National Association of Union ex-Prisoners of
War. All of those mentioned are present ex
cept Cnpt. Downs and Gen. Martin.
The officers of the company are as follows:
Captain, Col. Sidnoy M. Hedges; first Iieuten
nnt, Major A. A. Hall; second lieutenant, J.
Stearns Cushing, and adjutant, Capt. Edward
B. Wadsworth. The non-commissioned offi
cers of tho infantry battalion are first sergeant,
Henry Grant Weston; second sergeant, Lieut.
Fred MacDonald; third sergeant. Major John
McDonough; fourth sergeant, Major E. W. M.
Bailey; fifth sergeant,'Major W. H. Oakes.and
sixth sergeant, Lieut. Thomas J. Tute. In
the artillery battalion the chevrons are worn
by First Sergt. John R. Newman, Second
Sergt. Charles M. Pear, third sergeant, Lieut.
Joseph A. Plummer; fourth sergeant, Major
A. H. Plaisted; Fifth Sergt. Jonathan Bige
low. and Sixth Sergt. E. Frank Lewis.
UNIFORMS OF ALL COLORS AND SHAPES.
Other officers present are Lieut. Emory
Grover, pnymaster; Lieut. George H. Allen,
assistant paymaster; Sergt. George P. May,
quartermaster and armorer; Lieut. Col.
Alexander M. Ferris, chief of stnff; Dr. John
H. Lakm. surgeon; Dr. Serames Bowen,
Lieut. Thomas Restieaux, Sergt. A. E. Leaeh,
and Maj. C. W. Gnlloupe, assistant surgeons;
Capt. Georgo E. Hall, commissary; Lieut.
E. E. Wells, sergeant major; J. If. Peake,
quartermaster sergeant; Sergt. W. L. Willey,
hospital steward; Capt. W. S. Davis, com
missary sergeant; Sergt. W. F. Bacon,
national color-bearer; Capt. Walter S. Thomp
son, State color-bearer; Capt. Jacob Foettlcr
and Llout. T. J. Olys, flankors to com
mander; Sergts. Edwin Warner, Frederick
Mills. II. F. Wade, nnd C. H. Glover, mark
ers; Sergt. J. E. Cotter and Lieut. Thomns
Savage, general guides; Lieut. F. I. Clayton,
band guide, and Sergt. Josoph L. White,
orderly to commander.
The large varietyof uniforms worn by mem
bers of the company is due to a provision of
the constitution and by-laws, which permits
members to wear unnorms similar to tnoso in
which thoj have seen service, or in which
their fathers have served, and ns all depart
ments of the military and naval service are
represented, the result is a veritable kalaidei
scope of color and design, vaiying from the
three-cornered hat, blue cont, and buff small
clothes of the continental soldiers to the black
undress blouse with gold guidons of the
modern officer, with here and there a scarlet
coat or a gray uniform for a chnnge.
1'his afternoon at 2 o'clock tho visitors will
be escorted by tho reception committee to the
Seventh street wharf, where they will take
the steamer Macalester to Mount Vernon.
Members of the Light Infantry and a large
number of citizens will also make the trip.
A banquet will be served on the way down,
and at 8 o'clock this evening, after the return
from tho trip down tho river, the artillery
will tender a banquet to its friends at the Ar
lington. The company will return to Boston
Hero ho comes a-rushin
From the billowy sky;
Posies all a-blushln'
As ho passes by.
Branches bow perlitely,
Grass a-daucin' sprightly
W earin' di'monda, too.
Thero'6 a gin'ral cheerin'
When he comes along,
Good fer sight an' hearin',
Giueious an' strong;
Como right soon again;
Welcome's alius waitln',
Mr. Summer Kain.
. l'ROF. WARD IN LONDON.
Ho Thinks It Ahead of American Cities
in Point of Purity in Its Munic
Prof. LeBter F. Ward, the geologist and
writer on social questions, has returned from
a two months' trip to Europe more firmly
convlnctd than efer lhat London Ifr far in
advance of any city of this country in its
municipal government. But social questions
wore only incidentally the objeete of Prof.
Ward's observation upon the recent trip,
Ho was the representative of tho United
Stntes Geological Survey to tho International
Geological Congress which convened n,t
Zurich, Switzerland, oh August 28, nnd he
also attended tho meeting of. the British As
sociation for the Advancement of Science
which met at Oxford, England, August 8.
Prof. Ward was desirous of studylng,tho
geological specimens to bo found in 'the
European museums, especially such fossils of
trees and vegetable formations which are
similar in nature to the specimens found on
the belt extending in this country from the
Hudson River to the James River, and upon
which the leuding cities on the Atlantic sea
board, Including Washington, are situated.
He confined his Investigations closely to the
study ot the fossil plant formations, and con
siders his trip highly satisfactory, the results
of which will appear In a report now In
Prof. Word while away Incidentally met a
considerable number of advanced thinkers on
social questions, including Dr. Alfred Russell
Wallace, who lectured on social matters in
this country some three or four years ago.
"From what little I was able to observe."
said Prof. Ward yesterday, "I concluded that
public sentiment in England is in advance of
the United States in the direction of checking
the nbuses that we suffer lrom, especially the
evils of the money power. While we do a
great deal of talking on such questions, Eng
land is bringing thnm into Parliament and
passing measures which would bo considered
socialistic in this country, but which the
moral sense of the times approves."
Speaking upon London s form of govern
ment. Prof. Wnrd could but notice that the
rnombers of the London county council, which
controls the operations of the entire city and
county of that metropolis, consiots of u ma
jority of persons who would be called social
istic in tbls county.
"London has reduced to a minimum," said
Prof. Ward, "the amount of corruption In Its
government circles. There is no ring rule
there, no bo?sism, and the city is compara
tively free from tho many nbusos of power to
be found In this country. A paper which was
read at the British Association by Mr. Sidney
Webb sets forth in a convincing mnnner the
wisdom that has bepn shown in tho man
agement of London affairs."
Prof. Ward was at his office in the Smith
sonian Institution building yesterday, and has
not ns yet taken sufficient time to look over
tho accumulation of mail, most of which ap
pertains to socialistic matters, and which has
como to him from various sources during his
absence. He said that he had not become in
formed of the exact condition of affairs in this
country and did not know exactly how the
Chicago strike hud been settled.
WILLIAM WALTER PHELPS WILL.
Charles Nordhoff Receives SI 0,000 Two
Trusts Created Evidences of His
Love Money Left to Yale.
A transcript of the will of William Walter
Phelps, tho lawyer und diplomat, was filed for
record yesterday. Its provisions are inter
esting. John J. Phelp3, William E. Bond, and
Thomas R. White are made executors and
trustees, nnd it is directed that they shall not
be required to give bond. They are to hold
all the property and use it exactly as if it wero
He gives his Busby Hill farm and ffimily
vault at SImsbury to his son John. To Wil
liam L. Lusk.Henry C. Eno, John H. Linsly,
Charles A. ililler, and D. Stuart Dodge he
gives $1,000 each, and adds: "This is only to
show my love."
To his namesakes, Walter Phelps Dodge
and Walter Phelps Bliss ho gives ?5,000 each;
to fiharles Nordhoff. S10.000: to his coach
man and six other faithful servants and mem
bers of his household, annuities ranging from
S300 to 81,000.
Then two trust funds are created. One is
for 5300,000 for tho benefit of his daughter
Marian, and the other 5600,000 for his son
Sheffield. The interest on these is to bo paid
The reeidue of the estate Is to go to hb wife
and children, share and share alike, except
that his wife is to have the Teaneck estate at
Englewood, N. J., together with all their
plate, furniture, horses and personality of
that description which belongs to tho estate,
and the trustees are to retain a fund from
which to pay all the expenses of the Teaneck
establishment in the zame style as during his
life. Thb money for Teaneck is to be spent
under the direction of William Bennett. To
William E. Bond ho gives 825,000 and to
Thomas J. White, jr., 55,000.
He directs that to the $50,000 which his
father gave to Yale College as much more as
necessary, inside a second 550.000. shall be
applied to the erection of n building on the
Yale campus to be known as Phelps. Rfec
tory, Dormitory, or Hall. The will was made
September 11. 1885. and filed for record at
Bergen, N. J., in July last.
POLICE MUST TOE THE LINE.
Regulations "Will Prohibit Their
Smoking While in Uniform.
Hereafter it has been decided by Major
Mooro thnt the police must conform more
strictly to the rules laid down in the manual.
This book has been thorouchly revised by
Chief Clerk Sylvester, and in its amended
form is now awaiting the approval of the
Commissioners before being put in force.
Thero is every reasou to believe that the
new manual will receive tho indorsement of
tho board. One of the features of the new
rules is the absolute prohibition of smoking
by policemen in uniform, whether off duty or
not. There are other innovations of a more
important nature, it is understood, but they
cannot be discovered at this time.
Major Moore is dotormined that every rule
shall be lived up to. and will instruct the
lieutenants to rigidly enforco every provi
sion. Tho nunual report of the work of the
police will be ready In a few daj-s.
Disposition of Mrs. Shcahan's Estate.
Mrs. Mary Sheahan, who died at her homo,
No. 1007 Twenty-sixth street northwest, on
September 29, left to her daughter, Katio Ag
nes, her furniture and ten shares of Home
Building Association stock. Sho appoints
Patrick Thomas Moran to be her executor,
and deeds to him in trust her house at No.
1007 Twenty-sixth street northwest. She di
rects that he sell this and all other real estate
she may own at her death, and divide the
proceeds among her children. One-third is
to go to Katie Agness and one-sixth each to
Michael J., Timothy J.. Daniel S., nnd James
Edward. Each of the sons is to contribute $20.
to make ?80, for her grandson. Joseph, son of
Daniel Sheahan. If more money than sho de
posited in the Farmers and Mechnnlcs' Bank
of Georgetown is needed to pay her debts
and the expends In connection with her will,
she provides that tho deficiency shall be paid
out of Katie's share. Her store and stock of
coods. horse, wagon, and fixtures at No. 917
LTwenty-sixth street she gives to her sons.
Timothy nnd James sneanan. 'June win is
dated September 27, 1894, and witnessed by
John Creamer and George E. Burns.
Largest Colored Society in tho World.
Boston, Oct. 2. Tho Grand United Order
of Odd Fellows, composed entirely of colored
members, is in national convention in this
city, the fir8t time in twelve years. The or
der is over fifty years old, is tho largest so
ciety of colored people in the world, and is
under the jurisdiction of the United Order of
Retired Naval Officers.
Commander W. A. Morgan and Chief En
gineer H. W. Fitch havo been placed on the
retired list of tho Navy.
Tho Town Talk Best Calson, Young & Co.,
714 K street northwest,' C
LIQUIDATION, IN . REFINERS
Sugar Stock Declines From Fears of
, the Next Session.
QUOTATIONS CLOSE 3 5-8 LOWER
Other Industrials Followed Suit in Less De
greeThe Railway List Strong on Light
, Buying Vanderbilts Strong and Special
tie? WeakHealthy Close Except Sugar.
New York, Oct. 2. On the stock" exchange
to-day the sales of one stock, sugar, exceeded
the total transactions in tho rest of the list.
The liquidation which has been in progress
for some days past In the shares of the sugar
trust was continued to-day with increased
forco, and inside interests, it is claimed, fos
ter the declining tendency of the stock. The
suggestions made from time to time at politi
cal conventions and meetings that the fight for
tariff reform Is but begun, and that broad
bint? that at the next session of Congress an
other effort will be made to remove the pro
tection now givon to the refiners, seem not to
be lost upon the trust.
Tho lack of support In the sugar specula
tion by the controlling interests of the com
pany la thus accounted by a large part of the
street. It 13 even aald that they are feeding
out stock with certainty of being able to tuke
it back at lower figured. To-day more than
100,000 shares of the stock changed hands on
a steadily declining scale, from opening to
close, the lost being the lowest price of the
day and 3 per cent, below the Una.' sale of
yesterday. The pressure to sell was ver pro
nounced at one time and was in force in'tiie
late dealings. Sugar preferred is down 2J
The other industrials traded in did not
share in the extreme depression of the leader
of the market, although somo of this group
made dips which were only partly recovered
at the closo. General Electric fell off 1,
but milled . Chicago Gas, on a renewal
of the short covering, rose 1$, finally re
acting . Hubber preferred reeded 1 per
cent. Distilling moved within a range of
per cent., and stands unchanged on the day.
In the railway list the speculation wis in
main strong in tone, especially for the
Grangers and other active stocks. The trad
ing, however, was light in volume and the
movement of prices slignt Beyond some
small buying in St. Paul tho foreign contin
gent wss practically outof the market. No In
considerable part of the purchases was for the
short account, which has been largely de
creased during the post few days.
Compared with yesterday's closing prices
to-night's final figures generally show ad
vances ranging from to 25 per cent., the
latter, New Jersey Central, which recovered
all but 1 per cent, of yesterday's break. New
York Central higher. Consolidated Gas ,
Western Union and Rock Island , and Mis
souri Pacific Jf. Some few of the specialties
show losses on the day, including Pittsburg,
C. C. and St. Louis . preferred 1, do. com
mon 1, Wheeling and Lake Erie preferred
and Canada Pacific i, and Norfolk and West
ern preferred and Pittsburg and Western pre
ferred 1 per cent. Except for sugar the
market closed firm.
New ork Stock Exchange.
Furnished by Sllsby Co.. bankers and
broken. Metropolitan Bank Building, Fifteenth
street, opposite Treasury, Washington, D. C
On. Hieh LowCloalas
American Tobacco 9 SBJ 77$$ 86?i
Atcnison. x operas a. x .. o s sf.; z$
fj. u. (J ZV
Canada Southern 51U
Chesapeake & Ohio. 19
C., B. & Oulncy T2$
Chicago Gas 7U
Distillers Cattle F'drs.. H
Denver and Rio Grande.- Sty
General Electric Co 38
394 &4s 3Sjft
Slfc 31 51
19i 19 H
73j 7214 7tii
Tiki 70 708
874 SJ4 SH
!Sj 33 33
Jersey Central 109W 110U 109-H 11
Louiartllo Nashville.... 55U iiU 53 53k
LakeRrlo & West 17 17U 17H 17jJ
Manhattan 116U 11 6U 116Vj H6Vi
Missouri PaclUc 27 2 27 -ZT
iBB X.lillllU. ...... ....... PJ AF OW
Northwestern VE 103U KEJg 103
Korthern Pacific pfd 19 1SU 13 13
National Lead. 3Tg S7j 37H 37
New Yonc Central. 100& 1005$ 100j 100
Oraahs. 36 31 34 33
Ontario & eatem. li'4 U 16 Ui
Pullman P. C. Co. 159J 139Js li94 139i
Heading 17's 17'4 17 17J
Rock Island 60f( 61 60 ml
Southern r"aclfic 20 !5)t4 20& 20&
Southern Railway. 13-i 131 13J4 134
6W mi tlH 61H
&H 86 Kits 83i
Tennessee Coal & Iron..
I5J l&rt -?s 1S
Texas Paciflc. 9$ 9U 9V
Cnion Pacific. 12 lay 12i
Western Union S6J 67JI 6J(5
Wabash prelerrec" 14H l5s H?S
U heeL & L. E. 13 13 13
Wheel. iLE. preferred 4i. 44 44?f.
Richmond Terminal ISti !Sa 1S&
Washington Stock Exchange.
Sales regular call 12 o'clock m. Metropoli
tan Railroad conv. 63, 91,000 at 101; $1,000 at
lOlJrJj. Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone 3s,
31,000 at 99j 91,000 at 99J Washington Gas,
25 at 49M.
Government bonds IT. S. 4s, registered, 11SW
bid. 114t4 asked. U. & 4s, coupon, I1SJ4 bid. t.
S. Ss, 119 bid
District of Columbia Bonds 20-year fund
5s. 103 bid. 30-year fund 6a, gold. 112
bid. Water stock 7s, 1901, currency. 113 bid.
Water stock 7a, 1903, currency, 113 bid 3.6ts,
funding, currency. 114J4 bid, 115J asked. Ss,
registered. 2-10s. 100 bid.
Miscellaneous Bonds Washington andGeorge
town Railroad conv. 6s, 1st, 127 bid, 135 askecL
Washington ana Ueorgetovrn itauroad conv.
03, 2d, 127 bid, 135 asked. 3Ietropolltan Rail
road conv. Gs.lOlt bid,I02fci asked. Belt Railroad
5s, SO bid, 85 asked. Eckington Railroad 6s,
100 bid. Columbia Railroad 6s. 101 bid. 103 asked.
Washington Gas Company 6s, series A. 113 bid.
Washington Gas Company 6s, series B, 115 bid.
Wcshlneton Gas Company conv. 63, 130 bid.
Electric Light conv. 5s. 125 bid, Chcaspeake
and Potomac Telephone 5s. 9916 bid, 101 asked.
American Security and Trust 5s. F. and A..
100 Lid. American Security and Trust 5s, A.
aud O., 1UO bid. Washington Market Company
1st 63, 106 bid. Washington Market Company
imp. 6s, 108 bid. Washington Market Company
ext. fis, 105 bid. Masonic Hall Association os.
103 bid. Washington LIghtlnfantry 1st 6s, 102
bid. Washington Light Infantry -'d 7s, 1ft: bid.
iSational Bank Stocks Bank of Washington,
305 bid, 315 asked, hank of the Republic, 210 bid,
275aked. Metropolltan.aSO bid. Central SSOhid.
Farmers and Mechanics. 190 bid, 200 asked.
Second. 1S9 bid. 150 asked. Citizens'. 130 bid.
140 askod. Columbia, 135 bid, 150 asked. Capi
tal, 115 bid. WestEnd.lOS bid, 112 asked. Trad
ers'. 100 bid. 112 asked. Lincoln, 93 bid, 105
asked. Ohio. SO asked.
Safe Deposit and Trust Companies Natlonnl
Safe Deposit and Trust, 126 bid, 135 asked.
Washington Loan and Trust, 122 bid. 123 asked.
American Security and Trust, 130 bid. 133
asked. Washington Safe Deposit. 100 asked.
Railroad Stocks Washington and Georgetown,
275 bid. 230 asked Metropolitan, 93 asked. Co
lumbia, 56 bid, 70 asked. Belt, 25 bid. Ecking
ton, 30 bid. Georgetown and Tennallytown,
Gas and Electric Light Stocks Washington
uas, 49 bid, 4yj6 asked. Georgetown uas, su Die
L. S. Electric Light, 125W bid, 126 asked.
Insurance Stocks Jrlremen's. 45 asked.
Franklin. 46 bid.Soasked. Metropolitan. 69 bid, 73
asked. Arlington, 150 bid, 155 asked. German
American, 160 bid. National Union, 10 bid, 14
nskea. Columbia, lSh bid, 15 asked. Riggs, 7
bid, 75 asked. People's, 5J$ bid. 5j asked.
Lincoln, 7?g bid, 8 asked. Commercial, 5a
Title Insurance Stocks. Beal Estate Title, 103
Dfd, 118 asked. Columbia Title, TM bid.
Telephone Stock Pennsylvania, 35 bid. Ches
apeake and Potomac, 50. bid, 52 asked. Ameri
can Graphophone, 34 bid, 6 asked. Pneumatic
Gun Carriage, .25 bid.
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Market,
13 hid. 15 asked. Great Falls Ice. 130 bid. 150
asked. Bull Run Panorama, 20 asked. Norfolk
and Washington Steamboat, 95 bid. Lincoln
Hall, 85 bid, 100 asked. Mergenthaler Linotype,
100 bid, 125 asked.
Baltimore, Oct 2. Flour dull, unchanged
receipts. 21.093 barrels: shipments, 61 barrels;
sales, 600 barrels. Wheat dull spot. 526a53;
October. 52a33: December. 53ga55J; May, 60Ka
60J; steamer No. 2 rod. 504 bid receipts. S,S4S
bushels; stock, 1,309,070 bushels; sales, 92,000
bushels; milling wheat by sample. 54. Corn
easy spot, B5 asked: October, 55a asked; year,
50 asked receipts, 230 bushels: stock, 46,744
bushels; Southern white corn, 61a62, old and
new; Southern yellow corn, 5SW. old. Oats quiet
No.2 white Western. 34a34: No. 2 mixed
Western. 32a326 receipts. 2,691 bnehels; stock,
234.157 bushels. Rye quiet No. 2, S3 stock. 19,
964 bushels. Hay steady good to choice timo
thy, S12.00all2.50. Grain freights slow, un
changed. Sugar, butter, eggs, and cheeso firm,
Yon'H get at our stores. We have con
fidence in every thlnfi wo sell, and guar
antee It sitlsfoctory or money refunded.
You can "live well and save money hy
marketing frith us. Order by telephone
if you like. Our number 34".
2 pounds ot Sirloin Steak nCp.
2 pounds of Lamb Chops Qr
Sugar-cured Smoked Hams, Ar
3 cans of Juno Peas fur.... "C
3 cans of Shriver's Com P5p
6 cans of Sardines for. O C
Fresh Vegetables as the Lowest Prices.
Emrich Beef Co.,
Main Market and. Grocary,
1306-1312 32d St.
3057 M St. N. W. 6ta and I Sts. N. W.
21st and K Sts. N. Wl fed A lad. avi N. VT.
2uth St. fc Pa. ave. '. W. '1718 1 Ith St 2f. W.
13thlSt.&N.Y ave.VW.'HK5MUi St X W.
8th and M Sts. N. W. j4th andlSia. X W
5th Ave. Hats,
First In the field first la quality
first in style first in the hearts of
business and professional men.
"Silks," 'soft" and derby" blocks.
Other Derbies. $LX up.
MM & RUoff,
905 Pa. Ave.
For Lawyers is sons at Mas we're making a
specialty of Just now. We know your 1 d
of quirk viorti and we're prepared tn ! ,;
Modern appliances aadyeersot vxper-ei 0
assure you of baring ytur "Brief ' at '-a
time we promised it. Our we-rk and wor J.
can be depended on.
Our charges reasonable.
McGILL & WALLACE.. Printe.
1107 E Street Northwest.
Buck's .DintaQ Room,
930 Pa. Ave. N. W.
Dinner, 15c. 21 .Meal Tickets, $3.00.
Menu Blue Fish, Rice Soap, Lamb Pot Pie,
Roast Beef, Corn Beef and Cabbage Veg.
tables Baked Beans, Banana. Fritters, Skct
Tomatoes. Potatoes, mashed. (Oysters. a.I
styles. Charges extra.) French, Pudding, wiia
raisins. Pies. CoSee,Tea, and Mttk. bnblect
to change dally. selS-lmo
WHEN YOUR HOUSE
IS OH FIRE
It is too late then to think
how you might have pre
vented your loss. But it
is a good time now.
LOST IN THB LAST
With a cash capital and
surplus of $300,000 and
long years of business ex
perience we guarantee
promptness and absolute
Cor. 7th St. and La. Ave. N. Wt
A Clothing Ad
We ara giving S15 values In
Fall and Winter-weight suite for
$10. They are stylish and dressy 31 '
ana unexcelled tor weak.
Our leader is a BLACK CHEV
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Every thread is tvool and every
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Our line ot handsome FALL
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434 7th St. N. W.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
1312 F St.
lot just in with
the dew of old
ocean still clinqr-
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not a whit better.
and yet we shall make them to
order for $10.
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TAILOR 12th &F Sts.
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