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WASHXN-aTODST, D., C, TnURSDAY MOILING. OCTOBER 4, 1894.
LAUREL SNIFFS A SCANDAL
Jobbery Charged in Connection with
MAYOR TIMANUS AIMED AT
It Is Alleged That He Has Established dela
tions -with the Contractors That Are In
imical to the City's Interests Inferior
"Work Has Been Discovered by the Citizens.
Our sister dry .of Laurel, Md.f which can
nlmest be seen from the top of the Capitol, is
wrestling with a problem in municipal affairs
wbtohbasat -various times disturbed nearly
ev ery eitv, on tho American continent. It is
treaty asserted by many of tho rcsi
otsaui of that beautiful suburb who do
business in this city that Major Timauus has
established private relations with the con
tractors for street improvements which are
projedtaltd to the municipal interests and the
real results of which are alreadj being manl-
The eity of Laurel recently issuod bonds for
the purpose of making permanent improve
ments in the etreets of the town. The first
improvement determined on was the grading
and paving of Washington avenue. Bids wore
advertised for. and Foeley A. Breen, of Alex
andra, secured the contract on a bid between
?14,0M and 5J15.O0O. Work ooannenced on
the ISth of September. The contract provided
tbat the work should be completed withm
niuetj days and that it should be paid
for in installments,, the first pajniont to tw
mm! lhlrtvdHvS Hfter the work bad com
menced. The pavement was to bo of Telford j
macadam and brick sidewalks, in an nns m
the street, every ten inches of fill was to be
watered and rolled to its utmost resistance
with a five-ton roller. The rock used was to
be of the best quality and ontiroly sound.
VIOLATES THE COMKACT.
After the work had bean progressing for
a couple of weeks the citizens along the street
who are required to pay a large share of the
Mil. discovered that it was not being done ac
cording to oentraeL The fills not only were
not being watered and rolled as J required,
but in one instance a fill of six feet had been
made without any rolling at all.
Where any rolling had been done it was
not with a five ton roller, as required, but
with one of about tw o-and-a-half tons. The
quality of the btone used was not up to con
tract, but whs about three-fifths rotten rock
which would erumble in the hand.
The property owners on the treet, headed
by ex-Major J. T. Oull, last Monday night
presented a petition to the city council, ac
cumpanicdbj a draft from eudence, to com
pel tho contractors to tear up the work al
ready done and to do the same over in com
pliance w ith the contract.
Tho ordinance further provides that no
one OBHeeted with the city government
should enter into any arrangement with the
contractors having charge of the work which
should be in any manner prejudicial to the
internets of the town. This last section was
aimed at Havor Timanus. The council
jtHseedtbe ordinance and the engineer was
instructed to approve bo work not strictly
in aoeord with the specifications.
Tbat is the turfaue of the affair. Under it
is a story that m&koe the people of Laurel
who have for years been fighting lor perma
nent improvements wild. The contractors,
when they started in on the work, went to
Phelps A Shaffer, who ke-p one of
the leading stores of Laurel and
impudently proposed to them that
they (the contractors) would pay
their men in oraers xn the store, if
Phelps A Shaffer would allow a bonus on the
orders sent. They said the orders would be
seat to the store making the highest bid.
Phelps A Shaffer indignantly refused to en
tertain the proposition. Tfle orders were
seat to the store of Mayor Timanus, where
they were honored.
is the imoB IX IT?
Tfeecbargeis openly made that the mayor is
"in" with the contractors, and that ho was to
finally approve the inferior work in return
for the orders sent to his store. There Is a
feeling among the men, to whom the orders
were given, that they have beon overcharged
at Timanus' store. One man, Peter Mitchell,
had traded out an order, all but a
balance of 45 cents. Ho asked for this bal
anae in money. Timanus told him he wasn't
doing business that waj ; that he would give
him 25 cents. Another man, William Thorpe,
had tlO 40 due. He tried to get a portion of
and was offered $7 lor tie account by one
of the contractors.
A rumor was on the street to the effect that
Timanus was discounting the orders 10 per
cent. wh-n paid in goods and 15 per cent, if
pnid in cash. This could not be verified. His
friends deny it
Timanus himself refused to say anything.
He declared that the newspapers could mako
any statement they saw fit. He had no v er
eion to gi e.
The engineer. Mr. Dashlel, whose duty it is
to oversee the work, comes in for a good deal
of criticism for not requiring the contractors
Ho do their work projjerly as the went alon;r.
At the council meeting Mondaj night he of
fered as an excuse that be could not "offi
cially" raise anj' objection to the character of
the work until a demand was made for pa
inent.nt whioh time it was his intention to
refuse to accept it. That he wanted to
"teuch the contractors a lesson," and had
therefore allowed them to go on.
Nineteen of the twenty property owners on
the street .ire said to be willing to petition for
the engineer's removal. Mr. Dasbiel, when
seen by The Times representathe, seemed to
oonsider himself the head and shoulders of
the town. He talked very pompously of the
"citizens attempting to interfere with the
duties of the engineer." He refused to say
whether the work had been done improperlj,
though he admitted tbat he had rejected some
tone whieh had been placed on the street
by the contractor.
KECRET COOCII. 3IEETIJ.a.
A secret meeting of the council was hela
Tuesday night H anything was done it has
been kept very close. Major Timanus is vi
tally interested in having the work already
done approved if possible, as he has ghen
out goods on the orders of the contractors to
a considerable amount. It is said that the se
oret meeting of tho council was held for the
purpose of protecting him if possible.
Another meeting of the council was to have
been held last night at which the contractors
which will be ready for sale October 6, is located
on the Georgetown and Tennallytown Electric
Railroad, at an nidation of about 400 feot above
uiihlDgloH, and is by far the handsomest prop
erty along lta line Price of lots only from J50 to
&H) 1'irBt jujijiuntouly Ji. Weekly payments
only 1 per cut. or less of purchase Wo pay
the tua.es, charge no interest and require no
notes or mortgages. To the first purchaser
building a houso ut oodmont, costing not less
than $1,000 w will giv e a prize of $160 second,
J1S5, third J09, fourth. $90, fifth, eSO, sixth, $70,
seventh. WW and eighth, 50
We will also give the lets thus built upon and
fr- transportation over the electric road for one
year to one -number of each family b .aiding and
rwidlng there Life insurance lor amount of
purchase goes with each sale As we ar the
largest and one of the most reliable real estate
Unas in the L nitcd Mates, you can depend our
carrying out to the letter all we advertise Free
transportation can be had at our onice. Agents
on the ground at all hours, JsuudRj included. Io
guch chance fer a home or profitable investment
as this nas been ottorod you
It wllrpuy 3u to Investigate.
Wood, Harmon & Co ,
C85 Thirteenth street northwest.
were to appear with their nttornojs. The
contractors didn't appear and no meeting w as
Tho property-owners are determined that
the matter shall be fought out and the work
done according to contract.
M0KT0X IS NOTIFIED.
Republican Committee Inform tho Partj's
Candidate for Gocrnor of cw
York of Illsomiiiation.
Rhim:cuff, J. Y., Oct. 3 -Ex-Vico Presi
dent Morton's handsome residence at Ellers
lie, near here, never was filled with a gajer
lot of people than when the notification com
mittee of the Republican partj in this State
called to-day to giv e their official announce
ment of nomination to the gentlemen who are
seluctod for the Republican btato ticket. Sen
ator Saxtou and Judge Allert Halght were
with Mr. Morton when the visitors arrived.
Gop. Collls. chairman of the nominating
committee, delivered tho notiflcuion ad
dresses. Mesrs. Morton, nnight, aud Wilson
followed with brief addresses of thanks and
Mr. and Mrs. Morton thon entertained tho
guests at luncheon, and Chuuncey M. Dopow
kept up a running fire of droll stories in Hnu
of un oration. Mr. Denew waxed enthusias
tic when asked as to the probable outcome of
the election. He said there was no doubt in
his mind about the result nud he placed Mr.
Morton's majority at 50,000.
DR. CAMPBELL'S DEATH.
He Was a Prominent Druggist of Capitol
Hill and a ativc of the ca-v.
Dr. Charles It. Campbell, n well-known
drugeit of Capitol Hill, died suddenly at his
residence, No. Ill Eighth street northeast,
about G 30 o clock josterday morning of cere
The deceased had for some time been sub
ject to attacks of indigestion, and about hilf
an hour previous to his di'iniso feeling un
well, he arose to go down stairs to take
some mediolue to relievo his suffering", no
then returned to his room and laid down on
Inimediatolj he became unconscious. Dr.
Hazen was sent for, but before his arrival Dr.
Campbell had died. Dr. Campbell was a na
tive of tho District, born here llftj -three years
ago. For seeral jears ho wasingovernment
service, and then launched into the drug busi
ness. The funeral will take place to-morrow
afternoon at 4.30 o'clock. Acacia Lodge, No.
18, Masons, of which Dr. Campbell was a
member, will take full chargo of the services,
which will probnblv be held at the residence
of the deceased, "it is expected that the
pastor of the Ascension Protestant Episcopal
Churoh will officiate.
VOTERS ARE WELCOMED.
Interstate Democratic Association to
Keep Open House for Awhile.
At a special meeting of tho Interstate
Democratic Association, held at its hall, No.
631 Louisiana avenue, last eemng, it was de
cided by unanimous consent to tender the
free use of the hall to each State Democratio
association as headquarters for the distribu
tion of certificates to voters to enable them to
procure reduced railroad fare.
The privilege is oordially extended to the
seeral associations to establish desk room
in the hall for the purpose named from Octo
ber 10 to November 6, for which no charge
whatever will b made.
The dates for procuring tickets have been
changed as follows. To Now York. October 4,
5, and G (good for five days); Eastern divi
sion, October 12 and 13. 19 and 20, 26 and 27.
and November 1 to 6, West, October 15 and
16, 19 and 20, and November 1 too, South,
October 12 and 13, 19 and 20, 26 and 27, and
Kentucky. October 1.2 and 13 Headquarters
631 Louisiana a enue Apply for tickets on
dajs named and the daj preceding. Office
open 12 to 2 in daj time and 6 to 10 in the
CHRISTENED IN COURT.
"Owen Morcland" the Name of n Waif
Mho May Some Das Own .More 1 and.
There was a novel and Interesting case up
before Judge Miller, in the police court, jes
terday morning. Some time ago a colored
woman by the name of Laura Simpson was
asked by another woman of the samo race to
take caro of a child for her for just a fow mo
ments, which Laura willingly did.
The mother of the child never returned nnd
Laura was left with un infant on her bands.
She appealed to the police for aid and j ester
day morning Pro0euting Attorney Mullow
ney brought the case up before tho court.
The identirj of the child's parents was a
mjsterj. and Mr. Mullownej surprised the
judge bj' Inforniallv christening the little
waif "Owen Moreland." as he thought that
name as good as anv other, and the infant
bov might borne time develop into a capital
ist and then the appropriateness of the name
would be clear.
Tho court, after hearing the clrcumstnnces
of the cae, issued on order turning the little
ona over to the Board of Children's Guardians.
POLICEMEN ON THE RACK.
Mnc of Them Must I plain Their Actions
to the Trial Hoard
Those are troublous times for tho police, no
less than nine at present being under charges
for offenses of various kinds before the trial
board now in session.
Capt. Austin aud Lieutenants Swindells and
Heffner, who comprise the board, sat from
10.30 until 6 o'clock jesterday, hearing evi
dence on tho charges of conduct unbecoming
an officer preferred individually against Po
licemen Tracj, Emerson and Wheeler, of the
Ninth precinct, and Ossio Khnger, of tne
In tho latter case the officer was charged by
Policeman Jett with maliciouslv contriving to
get him Intoxicated, but the cause for such a
peculiar action on Khnger's part was not
made apparent, and opinion is equally di
vided among the colleagues of tho officer as
to his guilt.
The board will go into session to-day to
finish hearing the evidence against the five
policemen still untried.
o More I lour for Cuba
MiNEAroLis, Oct. 3 The local flour mill
ers have been notified that tho trade in Cuba
they had worked up under the reciprocity
treaty is probably at an end. Undor that
treaty the duty on flour was Si per barrel,
but since the passage of the Gorman-Wilson
bill the treaty bus been ignored nud tho duty
raised to $4 CO a barrel. One local concern
has just been notified by its Philadelphia
agent that a large consignment of flour des
tined for Cuba must be held back because of
the changed conditions.
Crimes and Casualties.
f Martha IL Potter, seventj j ear of age, sis
ter of Congressman Potter, committed suicide
by jumping into the river at Augusta. Mo.
George Hoffman, aged fifty j ears, was in
stantly killed und Dennis Palvey probably
fatally injured at Easton, Pa., by being burled
beneath earth and stone.
It is reported at Havana that tho little vil
lage of Dagna, in tho Interior of Cuba, was
almost entirely demolished by the recent cy-
clone, and that 200 lives were lost.
Is the name of a promising suburb, situated on
the Tenallytown Eloctrie road, which will soon
be opened by Wood, Harmon & Co , who have so
rocently passed all recoids of this viunity In
their success at 'SL Elmo" and "Del Hay " Such
an energetic and reliable firm deserves the pat
ronage of tho community.
WAR RUMORS ARE DOUBTED
Denials that England and France
Will Fight Over Madagascar.
CABINET COUNCILS TO BE HELD
Advices from London Intimate that the En
glish Government is Principally Con
cerned Over tho Situation in China
France to Force a Final Settlement.
London, Oct. 3. The sudden summoning
of the members of the cabinet for a special
council to-morrow has been generallv ac
cepted as being connected with some serious
difficulty with France regarding Madagascar.
Inquiries made by the Associated Press cor
respondent at tho foreign office lute to-daj'
ohcitod the information that the calling of a
cabinet council for to-morro,v has no connec
tion whatever with the meeting of the Trench
cabinet on tho samo day.
The relations between Great Britain and
rrance have certainly been strained during
tho past six months since the attacks of tho
Trench press on tho Marquis of Dufferin, tho
British ainbassidor at Paris. Numerous
colonial questions havo also given rise to
Although the government ministers would
be glad to seize upon an occasion to discuss
these matters, the cabinet would not have
been summoned but for the dangerous ap
pearance of the situation in China.
Tho Marquis of Dufferin is still in tho north
of Irelaud, nnd he will not return until tho
end of the week. If the relations with Trance
had been tho cause of tho summoning of a
cabinet council, Lord Dufferin would cer
tainly have como to London to consult with
Lord Itoseberj, tho premier.
The Marquis of Itipon, tho colonial secre
tary, arrived at tho colonial office this even
ing, and held a consultation with vnrious
officials connectod with affairs in China.
The B-itlsh troops now at Hong Kong,
about COO Infantry and tw o battenas of artil
lery, are quite inadequate to protect the Brit
ish subjects at tho various treaty ports.
Lato to-night it seems doubtful whether
Sir William Harcourt will attend to-morrow's
COSSIDEEED Ih DIPLOMATIC CIRCLES.
Dijiloma tic circles hero are watching tho
French-English contention over Madagascar
a3 possibly foreshadowing a conflict for su
premacy in Africa, and the establishment
there of an empire similar to the British em
pire in India. A memuor of the diplomatic
corps pointed oat recent significant action
indicating the basis of this belief.
Last May Great Britian entered into a se
cret alliance by which it secured control over
the Congo Free State in the heart of Africa.
The arrangemont was made at Brussels with
the King of Belgium, who has been instru
mentil in exploring and developing the
Congo country. With this acquisition Great
Britian secured the middle link between her
colonies in the south of Africa and those of
Egjpt on the north. In effect It established
Great Britiun as supremo from tho Mediter
ranetn to the Cape of Good Hope ,
France immediately entered a protest
against the Brussels arrangement, and wns
supported in the protest by Germany. The
Trench protest w as so vigorous that Great
Britain jielded, and the Brussels Prrange
ment wus vacated. The Congo Free State has
since remained neutral.
UMTED STATES INTERESTED.
The Madagascar issue has been an endless
source of contention to the United States ever
since the French protectorate over Madagas
car was established in 18S5.
The present United States consul Is an ex
Governor of Alabama, who has not been
recognized, owing to the conflict between
the Hovas and the Trench government.
The present move of France is taken to in
dicate tbat she is tired of temporizing and in
tends to force ner contention to a final settle
ment. Private advices received hero are to
the effect that tho closing of the Madagascau
ports will be followed bj the landing of 2,000
French soldiers in Madagascar.
PLENTY OF GAS WASTED.
West Virginia ow Contains the Higgcst
Well in the W orld.
Baltimore, Oct, 3. A special to the Sun
from Wilejvilio, W. Yiu. savs. The big gas
well on Indiana Creek, ten miles from linre, m
Tyler countj has broken loosongain and the
roar of the escaping gas can be heard a dozen
miles awaj, while in tho neighborhood of tho
well the noise is simplv deafening.
lhe well belongs to tho Victor Oil Company
nnd was drilled into the sand September o.
It at oneo developed into a big gnser aud the
pro-sure wns sufficient to throw the tools,
weighing 4,000 pounds out of the derrick,
wrecking that structure In a about a week
it subsided, but now h.i broken out with ten
fold power, and experiouced oil men pro
nounce it the biggest gas well over struck in
Enough gas is being wasted daily to light
and heat a city ot 100,000 population.
BROUGHT THE WRONG KIND.
Because Charles Ilojd Boucht Corn
Whisky Mppcr Shot Him Dead
Columbus, S C , Oot. 3. Henry Nipper, a
white man, shot a negro named Charles
Boyd through the head this afternoon on one
of tho pnncinal streets of the city. Tho
negro was not instantly killed, but diod soon
after. Tho murder was unprovoked.
Nipper was drunk and sent the negro after
more whiskj'. When he returned with corn
andnotrve whiskj Nipper pulled his pistol
and flred." He was arrested.
CRUSHED BETWEEN CARS.
Reporter fllillcr Met with Probably ratal
Injuries at Syracuse.
Siracuse, Oct. 3. Dudley Miller, of Os
wego, reporter for the Horso World, of Buf
falo, and the Syracuse Post, was seriously, if
not fatally, injured while on his way to Kirk
Park races on a trolley car.
Miller was on the footboard of a crowded
open car and did not see a closed car coming
up the other tract toward him. He was
knocked off and crushed between the two
Last Year's Scale Agreed On.
Philadelphia, Oct. 3. In this city to-day
there was a meeting of the committee of the
flint grinders and manufacturing committees,
and a settlement was effected. Last j ear's
scale was agreed upon. President Smith loft
for Pittsburg after tho conference. Philadel
phia, New Jersey and Baltimore firms were
represented in the manufacturers' committeo.
"Tortuno knocks at every man's door " It is
an old saw, hut quite true Ion will havo a
chance soon, "ty oodmont" will be opened Oc
tobers, lb91 Beautifullv sltuateu lots, iront
inK on the f ennallytown Electric road, from $o0
to J JXS 1 erms, $J cashand balance small weekly
or mouthly payments Don't get left this time,
but como eaily and taio your choico They
won't be for sale Jong at those prices.
" oop, Harmov &, Co ,
I 633 Thirteenth street aiorthi est
AGAINST BRYAN;S TICKET.
Remonstrance Tiled with iscbroska's Sec
retary of State by Democrats Opposed
to the Rccular Tvorainations
Lincolv, Neb., Oct. 3. Ex-state Chairman
Martin, of the Democratic party, has filed
With tho socretary of Stato a remonstrance
against the tickot cortlfled to and filod by tho
regular Democratio State central committeo.
Mnrtin demands that the objections to this
ticket urged by him in his remonstrance bo
observed by the socrotnryof Stato und thnt
thoso named in tho certificate filod byanother
faction bo not considered, or treated, or cer
tified, or printed on the official ballot as tho
candidates of tho Democratio partj .
Tho remonstrance asserts thnt tho certifi
cate of the majority falsely and fraudulently
pretends that bilns A. Holcomb was nomi
nated for Governor in a convention repre
senting tho Democratio party. Tho other
candidates at tho Omaha convention are
named and their nominations in a Demo
cratio convention denied. It is then assorted
that the State convention wns not In harmony
with tho national platform, but repudiated
that plutform, nnd cousequontlj tho remon
strator argued that the acts of this Stato con
v ration are null nnd void.
The Bryan convention is not called a con
vention, however, but Is called "nn assem
blage of men." Instead of adopting the
plutform of tho last Democratic convention It
is asserted thut tho conv ention adopted sub
stantially the platform of tho pooplo's inde
pendent party, and nominated, not Demo
crats, but men who wore at that time the
candidates of tho independent or Populist
As a further evidence to tho mind of the re
monstrntor thut it was not a Democratic con
vention ho cites the fact that it also indorsed
with favorable mention officers and candi
dates lor Congress of tho Populist party.
BOTH IN THE COLD.
Cjrus Alger Left othlng to Either of His
New York, Oct. 3. A contest over tho will
of Cyrus D. Alger has been entered by two
women claiming to bo his widows. Ho was
tho son of David B Alger, a wealthy stock
operator, and loaves about $100,000. Mar
guorito Alger, ono of theso alleged widows,
ho married a number of jears ago, but he got
a divorce from her in South Dnkota, which
alio claims is invalid
He made his will March 4, 1801, which
gives all his property to his three brothers
and his sister. About two jears after making
this will ho married, as iris declared. Agnes
D. Alger, who is also claiming to bo his
Marguerite, in her objections, says that he
was not of sound mind w hen ho made tho
will. Agnes statos thnt she doe& not know if
he was unduly influenced to jnake this will,
but snjs she believes there is another will, as
ho promised to provide for her.
FOR LIBERTY OF WORSHIP.
Upper House of the Hungarian Diet Listens
to tho Opening Debate.
BtjDi-PESTH, Oct. 8. In the upper house of
the Hungarian Diet to-daj' debate was be
gun on tho bill granting liberty of worship to
all religious beliefs. The knowledge thnt the
measure was to be called up brought largo
crowds to the front of the building, and the
government ministers were loudly cheered as
they entered the house. There was no at
tempt at disorder.
Cardinal Schlauch opposed the ecclesiasti
cal proposals of tho government, declaring
that thev would bo the ruin of society and the
Statf. The Servian patriarch, the Roumanian
and tho Orthodox bishops expressed similar
Count Ezaky.the Calvanistic Bishop Soasse.
and others sooke in support of the bill, and
indorsed tho declaration of tho minister of
w orship that tho bill was the outcome of tho
spirit of the time.
POSTMASTER HESING IS RIGHT
Sunday Inspections of Letter-carriers are
Approved by Postal Authorities.
Chicago, Oct. 3 Postmaster Washington
Hesing to-day in an interv iaw with tho As-o-clated
Press correspondent regarding Tirst As
sistant Postmaster GeneralJones' instructions
regarding Sundaj inspection of letter-carriers
"I am very glad at tho position taken bj'
Mr. Jones for it not only fullj substantiates
mj views, sanctions mj action, but even
goes further than 1 had expected. In the
first place the point at issue was whether or
not nn inspection should bo held on Sunday,
tho pulpit petitions of Chicago declaring that
in ordering Sundaj inspection I had v minted
tho regulations Mr. Jonesavs that Sundaj is
the onlj dav' on which the inspection shall b
held and agrees w ith mc that an inspection is
WANT THE LAW RETAINED.
Pennsylvania State Grange Will Oppose
Those Triendlj to Oleomargarine.
Hruisburo, Pa , Oct. 3 The legislative
committee ol tho Stato Grange hold a secret
conference hero to-dav at which it wu de
cided to oppose the election of evorj sena
torial or legislative candidate of either party
In tho State known to bo in sjmpathj with
tho movement to secure the repeal bj the
next legislature of tho law prohibiting ilio
salo in Peiinsjlvani.a of oleomargarine or
other imitations of butter.
Plans wero also laid to securo thejmsage
of a law bj tho net legislature changing ttie
method of selecting members of the Stato
board of agriculture
The Tanners' Alliance hai assured the
grange of its hearty co-operation in these
WORK OF FIENDS.
Quarry muit Lclm nnd Yv lfc the Victims of
a Dvnnniite Lxplosion.
Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 3. A terriblo tragedy
occurred to-daj at Salisbury township, this
countj-, m which a three-storj brick house
was blown up bj- dynamite, and the occu
pants, Mr. aud Mrs. A. J. Leim, wero in
stantlj killed. A servant named Jackson was
sonouslj injured and may die Leim was a
wealthy and prominent citizen, residing near
Lelmville, nnd was an extensive quarrj man.
Several daj s ago he had trouble with his
employes, consisting of a gang of Italians,
and it is believed that thev placed a large
quantity of nitro-gljcerlne, used in blasting
rock, under the large Dunaing wnue Air. ana
Mrs. Leim were nt dinner, with the above re
P. D. Armour deninsthat he intends to pur
chase Jekyl Island, Ga.
Tbo first regular session of the twenty
ninth annual reunion ot tho Army of Ten
nessee convened jestereay at Council Bluffs,
Iowa, with Gen. Dodge presiding.
Mabel Rj'an Edwards, a variety stage per
former, has become heir to a largo fortune
through the death, in a railroad accident a
few days ago, of Trederick Ryan.
Suits havo been brought m tho United
Statos circuit court, nt Trenton, N. J., against
the Eastern Rubber Manufacturing Company
of that city for infringement of patents for
pneumatic tires. Tho suit is brought by
Morgan & Wright, of Chicago.
That Wood, Harmon A Co. always offer great
bargains at their opening sales, fro it will be at
". oodmont" Octobei 8 Read the papers for
the next fow days and youTvlll know all about it
Wood, H uuion A. Co ,
65 Thirteenth street northwest,
BANQUETED BY ODR GUESTS
Boston's Ancient Artillery Requite
Hospitality Shown Them.
SCENE OP UNUSUAL BRILLIANCE
Covors "Were laid for 350 Invited Guests
Civil and Military Notables Present Pa
triotism and Praiso Commingled Wit
and Eloquence m the Responses to Toasts.
Members of the Ancient and Honorable Ar
tillery of Boston, and invited guests to the
number of 350, sat at table in good-fellowship
and jollity last night in tho spacious
banquet hall of the Arlington
notel. Tho brilliant uniforms and
bright decorations reflected in tho mirrored
walls of tho dining room, the galaxy of no
tables of civil and military life, and the wit
and eloquence of the speeches combined to
make the occasion one of historic interest to
the visiting company nndjto the nation's Cap
ital, whose honored guests they are.
Col. Sidnej M. Hedges, captain of tho ar
tillery, s it at the centre of the long table, al
most hidden from view by an Immense vase
of mngnillcent American Beauty roses. As
sistant Secretary of the Treasury Charles
S. Hnmlin, ex-Gov. Brackett, of Massachu
setts, nnd Col. V. G. Moore, of this city, sat at
his immediate right hand, and on tho left
were Adjt. Gen. Buggies, U. S. A.; Honry A.
Thoma3. jrivate secretary to Gov. Green
halge, nnd Itev. A. A. Berle, chaplnin of the
company Tho other guests occupied nine
long tables, eight of them being at right
angles to the table of honor.
AS THE OUESTS WERE OATIIEBINO.
The Salem Cadet Band, of forty pieces,
under Bandmaster Mussla, rendered several
selections as the guests wero cathering, and
during the banquet. The menu was in every
way in keeping with tho brilliance of the
function. Souvenir menu cards and cigar
cases, commemorative of the two visits of tho
command to Washington, wero presented to
After cigars had been lighted and tho
waiters had retired Col. Hedges, resplendent
in tbo uniform of his rank, and wearing the
ancieut gorget which indicated the
rank of commanders of other dajs,
welcomed the guests of the compaujr
to its hospitable board. He recounted
the history of tho organization, mentioning
tho fact that tho chnrter was received from
Governor John ftinthrop, and that a lineal
descendant of that Governor, In the person of
Hon. Bobert C. WInthrop, is to-day a member
of the companj.
He then introduced the toastmaster of the
ov enlng, Capt. E. E. Wadsworth, who an
nounced as the first toast, "The President of
the United States." Mr. Cleveland was not
present, but his letter of regret was read, and
its sentiments evoked hearty applause.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Ham
lin responded on behalf of the President, wel
coming the company to Washington in the
name ot the Federal government.
Hon. Simon Wolf responded to the toast
"The City of Washington" in a speech replete
with wit'und patriotism, assuring the visitors
that "'whatever hospitality jou havo en
jojed is jours by the diyine right
of American citizenship." He referred in
complimentary' terms to Major J. L. Smlth
mejerasthe architect of the new Congres
sional Llbrarj, and described Washington as
"not only the peer, but surpassing all tho
cities of the world."
GREETING FROM MASSACHUSETTS.
"The Commonwealth of Massachusetts"
was responded to by Henry A. Thomas, pri
vate secretary to Gov. Greenhalge. H9 said:
"Massachusetts bring3 her best greeting to
the District of Columbia and to the Washing
ton Light Infantry, which has been so gener
ous in its hospitalitj.
"Thero is no stain upon her judicial ermine.
She has dignified labor, and, above all else,
sho founded the flrtt public school. Long
continued applause The pivot upon which
tho welfare of this nation revolves is the pub
lic school." Hearty applause.
Gen George D. Buggies responded to "The
Arrav nnd Navy." He said: "In the Ancient
and Honorable Artillerj' of Boston the Army
and Navj of the United States find
nn elder brother, and sit at nia hos
pitable board It is not often that one
meets a brother older by moro than 150 years.
Laughter. The law of 1702 provides that
evorj commissioned officer shall carrj a
hunger and '-pontoon The Ancient and
Honorable Artillery is the only ono in which
this law is observed. All honor, thon. to this
ancient, honorable, and law-abiding organi
He referred to the fact that the organiza
tion of the regular Armj of the United states
wns under Major-Gen. Bobert Lineoln. who
was at one time captain of the companj, and
closed b saving "The Vrmy of the United
Slates, then, draws its inspiration largelj'
from jour companj." Applause.
Col. W. G. Moore responded to "Tho Wash
ington Light Inrantry." He reviewed the
history of tho companj, referred" to his own
long service, and evoked much laughter and
applause by saving "We have met the enemy
and we are theirs, or thej are ours, I can
haral j tell which. It is a -very perplexing
question to dgdde who has won." A voice.
"We are all one."
COL. JIOORE'S LIFE OFFICE.
As the colonel sat down Col. Smith, of the
artillery, roso and addressing the commander,
moved that the "Anclentand Honorable Artil
lery do now elect Col. Moore commander of
the Washington Light Infantry for life."
Carried amid much laughter and long-continued
Col. Hedges introduced W. T. W. Bnll, for
merlv of tho Boston Traveller, as poet-laureate
of tho companj. who read an origi
nal poom. ' The Song of tho Ancients." The
closiucr lines are.
And forever and ever our motto shall be,
Ono country, one flag, and God save the free "
The poem was enthusiastically received.
Capt Ball is the only man in the commissary
department of the Federal Armj ever men
tioned in general orders lor gallantry on tho
field of battle.
"Chaplains of the Ancient and Honorable
Artillery" was the sentiment to which Chap
lain A. A. Berle answorod. "You will not
think it strange that I am here," he said,
"when I explain that I came in obedience
to tho mandate of the Scripture I
expound, 'to go out into the highwajs and
the hedges' " (with a bow to Col. Hedges).
This sally provoked hearty laughter,
nna was louowea Dy an eloquent exhor
tation to the members to bequeath
to their sons oharacters great in moral ex
cellencies as their history wasgreal m civil and
military epochs. His mention of the name ot
Phillip Brooks caused a storm of cheers and
THE COhCLTJDING TOASTS.
Major George 8. Morrill responded to tho
toast "Massachusetts in War" by a review of
tho military history of tho company as
sjnonomous with that of the State.
Ex-Gov. Braqkett answered on behalf of
"The Invited Guests," in a happy speech,
eulogistio of the hospitnhty of the company.
You Will Bo Sorry
If you fall to get a lot at "Woodmont" Bead
tho papers carofully for the noxt few days and
you will know all about it
Woon, Harmon fc Co
625 Thirteenth, street northwest,
The names of Bobert C. Winthrop and Gen.
N. P. Banks wore repeatedly cheered.
"The Honorable Artillery Company of
London, our parent company," was the sen
timent to which Col. nenry Walker re
sponded. He sketched the niitory of the
company which wns founded by Henry VIH,
in 1537, and of tho raombers of that company
who organized the Ancient Artillery in 1638.
Capt. Jacob Fottler, alderman of Boston,
responded to "Tho city of Boston" in a brief
After the toasts Chaplain Berle Introduced
a resolution tendering to tho venerable
Bobert O. Winthrop the company's heartiest
good wishes for his health and welfare.
The resolution was adopted by acclama
tion, aud tho banquet, with its wealth of
recollection of good cheer and good fellow
ship, of wit and eloquence and patriotism
was at an end.
Among those present wero Bear Admiral
Bamsay, U. S. N.; Hon. George Truesdell,
Gen. Heath, Col. Morton, ot the Fourth
Massachusetts Militia; Col. Amo3 Webster,
Capt. McCandish, Capt. Miller, Sidney Ev
erett. Capt. M. J. Goddard, Gen. A. W.
Greely, Lieut. Folger. Major Mclntyre, Capt.
Kelley, Col. Thomas Mosher, and Col. Clary.
VISIT TO SIOUM VEBJ.OK.
During the early part of the day the visltora
wore at liberty to see the sights in their own
several wajs, but at 2 o'clock they wero
taken in carriages and coaches to the
steamer Charles Macalester, which had been
secured for tho trip to Mount Vernon. Lunch
was served on board the steamer both going
and returning. Ono ofjfj.the pleas
ant incidents of the trip was the
presentation by ProL King to Col. Hedges of
a branch which fell from one of the trees.
The branch will be mounted in gold and jew
els, and preserved in the museum of the com
pany. The executive committee, who had v ester
day's entertainment in charge, consisted ot
Majpr E. H. Xewmejer, Capt. M. J. Goddard,
Capt. George Breitbarth, Capt. A. W. Kelley
and Lieut. C. G. Sloan.
The reception committeo at the boat con
sisted of Capt. J. S. Miller. Col. T. B. Kalb
fus, Capt. E. G. Schafer, Col. William Dick
son. Capt. H. S. Barbour, Major D. L. M.
Piexotto, Capt. C. CM. Loeffler, Col. Amos
Wobstor. Major H. L. Cranford, Major W. C.
M. Mclntyro, Capt. Charlo Childs. Dr. C K.
Luce, Col. A. L. Bliss, Major H. L Biscoe.
Mr. Abraham Fray, Mr. Iadore Saks, and Mr.
Among the prominent members of tho vis
iting company were the famous "Proctor
Twins," who have been members of the
Massachusetts militia for flftv-dno years.
They ore Oapt. Albert E. Proctor
and Col. Alfred ". Proctor, who
Joined the Boston Fusiliers ia 1843.
and have been actively connected with the
militia ever since. Both are past commanders
of the Ancient and Honoraole Artillery, and
both served with distinction in tho Federal
Army during the civil war. Col. Alfred
N. Proctor as Captain of Company K, Fourth
Massachusetts Artillery, was commandant of
Forts Lincoln, Albanj. and Barnard, of tho
defenses of Washington at different times
during the war.
PROFESSOR SWING DEAD.
Acute Blood Poisoning Ended the Career
of the Noted .Minister.
Chicago, Oct. 3. Prof. David Swing died
to-night of aoute blood poisoning brought on
by an attack of jaundice.
ProL Swing was born in Cincinnati, August
23, 1830. At the age of eighteen the boy en
tered Miami Universitj. at Oxford, Ohio,
graduating in 1852. In 1866 he accepted the
pastorate of the Westminster Presbyterian
Church, of this city. Shortly after the great
Chicago fire of 1S71 occurred the most impor
tant event in the great minister's career his
trial before the Chicago Presbytery on a
charge of heresy. These charges were not
sustained, but the subsequent feeling was so
hitter that Prof. Swing brought matters to a
close by resigning his pastorate, a large
number of his friends going with him and
formwc the Central Church, in which ProL
Swing has since labored with great success.
SUCCESS OF REPUBLICANS.
Connecticut Election Returns Indicate
Heavy Losses for the Democrats.
Hartford, Conn., Oct 3. Returns from
all except two out 164 towns in this State
that held local elections Monday show
a Bepublican gam of twenty-three
towns. The majorities are not complete
yet, but indicate a Bepublican ma
jority sufficient to elect Governor without
the election being thrown into the legislature
at the November election.
Of tho towns heard from 106 went; Bepub
lican; twenty-nine Democratio, and twenty
seven were divided. Last year eighty-three
went Bepublicnb, fifty Democratic, and
twenty-nine were divided. The two missim;
towns are Sterling, in Windham county, and
New Fairfield, in Fairfield county. Both of
these were divided in politics last vear.
TROUBLE OYER THE CUP.
Orioles Dissatisfied with the Regulations
Made bv the League Committee.
Bvltimore, Qct. 3. The feeling among the
local baseball people against the New Yorkers
in the controversy over the Temple cup
series grows more bitter with every passing
hour. The Baltimores to-night declare em
phatically that the G'ants must either play
Tor one-half the gate receipts, or the winning
club take everj thing.
The local enthusiasts claim that Mr. Tem
ple has been swayed by ew York's adher
ents, and wants the cup to go to New York,
irresDective of the merits of tho two teams.
The Leaguo committee declare unless both
teams ngree to the 65 and 35 per cent, plan
the Temple cup will not be offered in com
petition. LIGHT VOTE IN GEORGIA.
State Democratic Ticket Elected by n
Majority Estimated at 30,000.
Atlota, Ga., Oct. 3. A lighter vote wa3
polled in the State election to-day than was
cast two years ago. Tho Democratic ticket
wns elected by a majority estimated at 30,000.
Atkinson, Democrat, for governor, ran behind
his ticket; many old soldiers either seratched
Atkinson or voted for Hines, Populist.
Fulton county, outside of Atlanta, went for
the Populist ticket. Tho Democratic ticket
elected is as follows:
Governor, William Y. Atkinson; secretary
of Stato, Allen D. Candler; treasurer, Robert
U. Hardeman; attorney general, Joseph M.
Terrell; comptroller general, William A.
AVrlght; commissioner ot agriculture, Robert
Guard Doing Relieved.
Charles H. Doing, who was on Monday ap
pointed a guard at tho jail, was yesterday re
lieved from duty. Tho cause was that he had
been in charge of Capt. Howgale when he es
caped eleven years ago, and Howgate is again
in tho jail, ffho judges of tho ar.eral courts
had discussed the matter and finally called
Warden Leonard into consultation. Leonard
said he had entire confidence in Doing, but
agreed that under the circumstances it would
be best to let him go.
In the Field of Politics.
Congressman F. H. Gillett, of tho Second
Massachusetts district, has been renominated
by the Republicans.
The Stato Republican committee of Ne
braska has refused a joint debate between
Gov. McKinley and Congressman Bryan.
Gov. McKinley addressed large audiences
yesterdny at various places in Kansas, Indian
Territory, and Nebraska, and was warmly
Senator William E. Chandler mado an ad
dress last evening at New Market, N. H-, it
being the opening of tho Republican cam
paign in that Stato.
CLAMOR OF COUNTY CITIZENS
The Mt. Flcasant Association Maltcs
an Open Declaration of War.
ROBBED OF MONEY BY THE CITY
Suburban Organizations Unita to AdvanM
and Protect County Eights Jfo "Funds for
Improvements as They Have Been Wrong
fully Dive3ted Eestitutloa Demanded.
The proceedings of the Mountppleasant Citi
zens' Association were a good deal enlivened
at the meeting held last evening by the read
ing of a brief communication from the Een
ning's Association, and the discussion thnt
followed eventuated In what wa3 termed by a
member "an open declaration of war," by tha
suburban organizations in behalf of county
rights, and a motion for the appointment of a
committee of one to represent the association,
in a county executive committee that shall
legislate for the Anacostla, Eennlng's, Rock.
Creek and other similar organizations outside
the city limits, in a united effort to advanco
the county interacts.
President Soraernlle prefaced the reading
of the communication by expressing the hopa
that strict attention would bo given the im
portant matter to be suggested, and subse
quently called upon J. M. Wood to explain
the business contemplated.
Mr. Wood said the object was to secure ths
return to the eounty the money of whjen is
had been robbed by the city. Ha said thafi
every time tho county districts asked for im
provements they were met with the declara
tion tbat there were no funds. An investiga
tion bad shown, however, that the money to
which the suburban localities were entitl. 1,
a portion of whieh thy bad paid un the way
of taxes into the District treasury, had been.
arbitrarily diverted into the si-ndng land of
the District and was now lying in the Treas
ury vaults unexpended.
A close calculation revealed the fact that
over 6590,000 hadben thus diverted, and
tbat if the same system continued the robbery
would soon accumulate more than S2 000 -000.
whieh would be applied toward paving:
the city indebtedness. The act of Maxrh t,
1871. was quoted, showing that the portion ot
the District not ineluded in the former orpo
raUona of Washington and Georgetown
should not be taxed for defraying the ex
pense of either improving the streets, alleys,
public squares or other property of the citips.
nor for the payment of any debt contracted by
either of said cities while remainia'r under a
municiDal government not co-exten3ive with,
The conversion of the taxes collected fronx
the county, which amounted to 12.2S pes
cent, of the revenues, was broadly denomi
nated as a swindle by Mr. Wood, and this
was indorsed by a number of thos presont.
BESTITtmO-- TO BE DESIAXDED.
The Du?ines5 of the executive committed
would be to take such steps as would securo
restitution of the money thus diverted, it be
ing left to the committee to determine jusfi
what course should be pursued. By resolu
tion, adopted by unanimous vote, Chapln
Brown was appointed to represent the Mount
Pleasant association in the executive com
mittee. The association was well attended, and waa
presided over by Chairman J. W. Somerville.
T. M. Exley serving as secretary. A good
deal of routine business was transacted.
Chairman FrankE. Waring, of the commit
tee on streets and sidewalks, urged the neces
sity -of takinj-such action as may be necessary
to secure the opening of School street to Ken
esaw avenue. 'When the new school house is
completed, Mr. Waring said, it is expected
that pupils living south of Kenesaw avenue
will no longer be nnderthe necessity of going;
to the schools down in the city, and School
street will bo necessary to enaole them
The same committee called attention to the
dangerous condition of Park street, between.
Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets extended.
The sidewalks are in bad condition and.
should be laid at once, as Park street is the
only outlet for Seventeenth street and Ingie
side. The committee on "ewers and water supply.
through Chairman E. W.Woodruff, reported
sewers to be needed as follows In Fifteenth
street, from Columbia road to Grant, and on
Pine to Park street. Brown Etreet, from,
Howard avenue to Laurel avenue, to connect
with intercepting 3ewer, Meridian street east
from Brown, Oak street, east from. Brown;
School street, from Park street Grant street,
from School to Fifteenth, Kenesaw avenue,
from present terminus to Roek CreeK Four
teenth street, from Howard avenue to Center
street; Seventeenth street, from present
terminus to Piney Branch, and in all im
proved streets in Ingleside.
A water main was reported to be needed in,
Fifteenth street from Kenesaw avenue to
Park street, and attention called to the un
sanitary condition ot Grant street, at the
intersection ot Fifteenth street.
Chapln Brown spoke of tho injustice dona
the tax-payers under tho present permit sys
tm. Ho said it cost more than double to
have work done under that system than if
could be done for by private contract. Better
laid Davements could be put in for less than
half "tho cost under the permit system,
and this belnsr accepted as correct
rby the association, the committee on streeta
and sidewalks was empowered tornemorializa
the Commi'sioners and Congress, If neces
sary, in an effort to have street Improvement
in Mount Pleasant done by private contract.
It was alleged that Mount Pleasant could bet
ter afford to pay all of the expense, uooa
terms that could be made, rather than one
half under the permit system; and what waif
true of sidewalks was likewise true of wratejf
QUX3TI0T OF STREET UGHTISO.
The question of additional street lighting
having been Introduced, the president saidh
thought it probable that the facilities in that
line could bo increased. He took: advantage
of the opportunity to congratulate the asso
ciation upon having secured everythinc it
had asked for, every item having been so
cured, and he spoke gratefully of
the courtesies shown by the District
Commissioners. The building now occupied
by the fire department will be disposed of,
according to present understanding and h
money expended tor chanty, through Chair
man J. B. Steeman. of the committee oa
charity. Chairman Buokalew, ot the com
mittee on fire department, called attention ta
the prospective new engine house, and ex
pressed pleasure at tho final success of the
movement for Increased protection.
The committee on streets and sidewalk!
was instructed to ask for certain Improve
ments to streets named, inoluding Eenesavr
avenue from Sixteenth street to the Zoologi
cal Park The avenue is in bad condition,
and being the main entrance way to the park,
the association believes it should be Improve-!
A resolution was adopted inviting tho con
sideration of the Metropolitan Railway Com
pany to tho advantages offered to a lino of
street cars via Seventeenth street, and the old
route asked for to Mount Pleasant, tho eariy
action of the company looking to its occu
nancy of tho territory being Invited. Notice
was given! that at the next meeting the
boundaries of tho territory covered by the
association "would be, enlarged so as to include
Fourteenth and Sixteenth streets and Euclid
place. The resignation of John Hyde as a
member wa3 accepted, ho having removed
from. thaIJurisdiction, of the association.