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THE TFASnTNGrTON TJUM.JDS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1894.
AMONG SEGRET SOCIETIES
Matters or Interest to Brethren Who
Meet oa the Qaiet.
'-OVEIffiiGK GKAND LODGE GAIKS
The Weaflerfal Grwtk of 0d4 Fellowship in
Certain Parts of the United States Grand
VicttattoBs is Many Grders Other Items
of Fraternal Interest
"Oh JJbms! great be thy prosperity and
mav tby tadow ne'er diminish," The gates
of mystery were thrown asunder, the dim
spectre of Egypt's awful secrets awoke like
troubled spirits from their sleep of genera
tions to expound the lore of ancient ritualism,
the cymbals clashed, the veil was drawn aside,
and die nobles of Almas Temple knelt in rev
erence within the sacred precincts of the
The meeting: of Monday last is now but a
memory, but stf U green and fragrant with the
fraternity of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine,
rweet incense perfamed the air, and mueie,
soft as the wands of Eastern inagii e'ar pro
duced, enthralled the sense. Forms, divine
as the beautiful sorceress of the Kile, floated
in the vision like Palero's dream of Faust,
and from each heart echoed the cry, "Allah,
Bishmlllafa. Great is the Prophet"
And then there came among them the great
man of their tribe, IMogman Pasha, who told
them many strange tilings of other nations
and did expound the law with much force
and great vigor, aad they that were wise
among them said his words were as the fruits
which groweth on the tree of wisdom, and
they did then cry out in high favor aad ex
alt bis name, even among those of the
nd after be aad the other chief men of
ike tribe bad much havoc made and sore
(1 -tress, occasioned. among many who sought
to tread the paths of knowledge, and become
a. one of 'them, he did lead them to an oasis,
where were spread forth an abundance of
f r shiy out dates and many skins of camel's
n-ilk, whereof they did partake and were of
And as the night grew old and the dying
non but feebly illumined the trackless wastes
c sand as the hyena's call answered the
I living challenge of the desert wolf, aad the
1 '.rib of day was near, each knelt for his
L 1 uodiction, and then like shadows silently
noteaway, leaving no trace of habitation or of
caravan, only a memory of ancient Eastern
customs, modernised up to date.
Next week the grand visitations will begin
in earnest, seven lodges in all being visited
t the grand officials during the five Masonic
nights, begiunmg Honda), at 7:30 p. m., with
Armiuiue Lodge, No. 25. and S p. in. Bawsoa
Lodge, No. 16 Tuesday evening Aeacta
Lodge, Ko. IS, will be first visited, and Fed
eral Lodge, So. LwiH follow. Ko visitations
will be held on Wednesday evening, but or
Thursday the rounds will be again taken up.
Harmony Lodge, Ko. 17, being visited at 7: JO
p. m., and hew Jerusalem Lodge, No. 9, at
8 o -lock. On Friday evening fit. John's
Lodge, No. 11, will entertain the grand
omeiate, being visited at 8 o'clock p. m.
This will close the official create for the
"Welcomed with, true knightly courtesy
ana royalty entertained" is the enthusiastic
way in which Eminent Commander Martin
U Connor alludes to the manner in which Be
Molay Mounted Commaadery, No. 4, were re
ceived at the country-seat of Sir Knight
Loeffler, on Brightwood avenue, Tuesday
This date was the day set apart for the an
nual inspection of the commaadery, which,
by invitation of Sir Knight Loemer, was held
1i,iod the spacious lawns surrounding his
I autiful country home. The commandery,
as usual, formed a splendid appearance itii
thPir handsome uniforms and the rich deok
mgs of their steeds
After parading through several of tne prin
cipal streets Brightwood avenue, the home of
fcir Loeffler. was reached, n here the inspec
tion was conducted by Past Commander C. C.
Si. Loeffler. Arter the official dutiee of the
day were concluded the oommandcry and
stuff were photographed, and at the command
"break ranks" the Templars hastily dis
mounted aad joined the crowd of ladies, who
wore the guests of Mr. Loeffler.
From this moment until late in the evening
there was oae continued round of merriment,
which was closed with an elaborate banquet.
The occasion will long be remembered as one
of the most pleasant of De Molaj s annuul
2 be dates for the grand capitular visitations
of tins year have been arranged as follows:
c numbm Chapter, No. 1, Wednesday, No
ven.ber 21, Washington Chapter, No.2. Thurs
uav. December 6, Mount Vernon Chapter, No.
3. Monday, December 3, Eureka Chapter, No.
4 Fridaj, November 23. La Fayette Chapter,
Zr 5. Tuesday. November 27, "Washington
;tal Chapter, No. , Tuesday. November 20,
"U unt Horeb Chapter, No. 7, Fridaj, Decem
ber 7, Potomac Chapter, No. 8, Tuesday. De
ci mber 11, Brightwood Chapter, ho. 9, Wed
nesday, November 2o, Hiram Chapter, No. 10,
Monday, November 26. The meeting of the
grand chapter will include the capitular work
of the year.
This evening De Holay Commaadery, No.
4, accompanied by Vt asbmgton Commaadery,
No. 1, aad Columbia Commaadery, Ko. 2,
trill attend divine serviee at the North Capi
tol Methodist Episcopal Church, corner of K
and North Capitol streets, where the services
will be conducted by the pastor, Bev. Charles
L.Pate, prelate of De Molay Commaadery.
Potomac Commaadery. owing to the death of
Eminent Commander Barbariii, will not at
tend The commaaderieswill form at the Masonic
Temple at 7 o clock and, preceded by the
"United States Marine Band, will march'down
Ninth street to Pennsylvania avenue, to
Third street, tnence north to I, passing the
headquarters of the Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Bite, to North Capitol street and the
church. There will be a large attendance,
and it will be a sight well worth witnessing.
Sir Knights George Gibson, Past Com
mander J. Harry Cunningham, aad F. A.
Butts have been designated as a committee to
prepare a suitable badge for exchange by the
bir Knights on the occasion of the triennial
conclave at Boston next season, on behalf of
Columbia Commandery, Ko. 2.
Eminent Commander Martin O'Connor of
De Molay Commander' was the happiest Tem
piar in the city last Tuesday over the magni
ficent success of the annual inspection of his
Bight Worshipful Brother W. H. Sbryock,
grand treasurer of the Graad Lodge of Mary
land, who is so pleasaatlr known to Washing
ton Masons, is very ill at his residence m
Baltimore. Mrs. Sbryock, who has been vis
iting in Brightwood, was telegraphed for on
Tuesday last to start at once for home.
Brother B. W. Best, of Stansbury Lodge,
No. 24, has been selected as worshipful master
of the new lodge which it is proposed to es
tablish at Takoma Park.
Masonic meetings for next week are as fol
lows Monday evening Dawson Lodge, No.
1 Btaosbury Lodge, No. 24; Armimus
Lodge. No. 25, Mount Vernon Chapter, No. 3,
and Hiram Chapter, No. 10.
Tuesday evening, Federal Lodge, No. 1,
Acadia Lodge. Ko. 18, De Molay Command
er . No 4. Potomac Chapter, No. 8, Bobert
iiruee. Council of Kadosli.
Wednesday evening, Washington Com
maadery, No. L
1 hursday evening. New Jerusalem Lodge,
y. 9, Harmony Lodge, No. 17, Goorge C.
bit ng Lodge, No. 2i, Washington Chapter,
Friday evening, Hope Lodgp, Ko. 20, St.
John's Lodge, No. 11, Mount Horeb Chapter,
So. 7, Jtaseka Chapter, Ne. 4.
Siassbory Lodge, No. 25, will confer the
&SS& degree Monday, the 22d. A special com
casic&tioahas been called lor the third de
gree on Friday, the 2Gth. A committee is
now arranging the details of tho grand visita
tlon on tho 29th Instant.
Hiram Chapter will transact routino busi
ness Monday ev oning.
Potomac Chapter will confer tho Bojal Arch
George C. Whiting Loilgo, No. 22, will con
fer the iirsr degree on Tbursdn evening.
Washington Chapter will confer tho Boyal
Areh on Thursday evening.
Washington Commamlerv, No. 2. will con
fer tho orders of tho Templar and of Malta on
Wednesday ov enlng.
Tho death of Sirr. II. Barbarin on Wednes
day last was a grentshockto his many friends
in the Masonic fraternity, whero he was
widely known an J unhorsally respected. Tho
loss to Potomac Comraandery is especially
great, as he was their lelovod eminent com
mander and the warm friend of every Sir
Knight of the organisation. His funeral oc
curred on Friday at 4 o clock p. ni. Services
were held at the house, at the conclusion of
which the remains wore escorted to Oak Hill
Cemetery by Potomac Comiuandery, No. 3,
where tuo Templar lurial service was con
ducted by tnt commanders .
The most elaborate grand visitation cele
bration that has taken place this season oc
curred on Wednesday oening last, when
Washington Centennial Lodge, No. 11, was
visited. Part cular attention was paid to the
decoration of the lodge-room, which w ero
very elegant and reflect great credit upon
Past Master John H. biidll, who had chargo
of the matter. A pleasant lenture of tho even
ing was the roeoptfou tendered by tho breth
ren of the lodge and thoir ladies to tho most
worshipful grad master aud his officers at
the conclusion of the official visit.
The Knights Templar are all propiring for
the triennial condavem Boston next August.
Coramoia Commandery intends to be remem
bered on this occasion," and has appointed a
committee to prepare ,i suitable badge for
exchange bj Mr Kusghts. Iho committee
consists or hire George Gibson. J. Harry Cun
ningham, and F. A. Butts. Thursday" even
lag this commanderj attended a roeeption of
Manj Oommandery No. 26. of Philadelphia.
Full Templar uniform was worn. A number
of ladies accompanied the Fir Knights. Tho
party left in the afternoon at 3 o'clock and re
turned the next day. At tho conclave Tnday
night the order of Knight of Malta was con
ferred, bir Bobert E Constant as prior. Iho
Red Cross degree was also conferred. Eminent
SirTrauk H. Thomas as sovereign master.
Sir J. J. Harrowejr as conductor, Sir Honry
J. Small as master of ceremonies Tho eom
maudery has accepted an imitation to attend
divine service this evening as tho guest of
De Molay Oommandery.
A YEAR Or PROGRESS
Statistics of Odd Fellowship Show a Grati
fjing Increase. '
Among the gains in membership mndo tho
past ear, as shown by tho report submitted
at the recent session of the sovereign grand
lodge in Chattanooga, aro tho following
New Tork 3.S9C lodgo rcemborship. 1.252
Bebekah and 657 oueamDment. Pennsylv ania
2,626 lodge membership, 870 Bebekah and
114 encampment. Iowa 2,552 lodge mem
bership, 459 Bebekah and 520 encampment
Illinois 2.122 lodge membership. 2,072 Be
bekah and 'oss of 36 in the encampment
branch. Massa husetts 1,907 lodgo member
ship, 1,881 Bebekah and 813 encampment.
Missouri 1,838 lodge membership, 1,105 Be
bekah and 133 encampment. Kansas 1,514
lodge membership. 2,362 Bebekah and loss of
108 fa the encamnment branch. Indiana
1,475 lodge membership, 1,705 Bobokah and
encampment 759. Ohio 1,229 lodgo member
ship. 1.427 Bebekaband los of 58 in tho en
campment branch. Ontario 1.109 lodgo
membership. 601 Bebekah and SO encampment.
The statistical resord of our sister jurisdic
tion, Virginia, for the vvar ending December,
1813, is the most prosperous for the past
twnt-flve vears, having made a gain of '376
in lodge membership and fony-tvvo in tho en
campment branch V e regret that tho Be
bekah degree does not show an equally largo
percentage of gam, there being out one or
two lodges in the entire fatatc. ew York
shows the largest gam of an jurisdiction.
Pennsylvania has genera!! beencirrvmg off
this honor. Kansas appears to show tho
largest gam in Kebekaii lodges, being 2.362
during the past grand lodgeuir. followed by
Illinois w th 2.07-' Massachusetts, 1,881; In
diana, 1.70j. Ohio. 1.427, New ork, 1.252.
Missouri, 1.105. and Minnesota, 1.037.
The grand lodgn visitations occurring this
woek are as follows Brookland Lodge, No.
25. Brookland, 1. C. Mondav evening, Octo
ber 22, Columbia Lodge, No. 10. Sevonth
Street Hall, Thursdav, October 25. Those
occurring next week are Langdon Lodgo
No. 26, Langdon, D. C , (ym Baltimore and
Ohio, C.30 and 8 15 p. m.) Tuesday, October
30. Tederal Citv No. 20, Medford Hall.
Eighth and I streets northonst, Wednesday
evening, October 31. Salem Lodge !So. 22,
Anaeostia, Thursday, November 1. Central
Lodge i0. 1, Seventh Street Hall, Triday,
The proposed demonstration at tho time of
dedicating the Odd Fellows' magnificent now
temple on Broad street, Philadelphia, in May
nest, promises to be one of tho largest and
most imposing in tho history of tho order.
The Capital City of tho nation is pre-eminently
the place for the sovereign grand
THE GOLDEN CROSS.
The Examination for a Silver-mounted
Gavel lias Begun.
Mount Vernon Oommandery received one
application for membership and elected one
candidate to membership on Monday evening
last. The office of warder of tho inner gate
was declared vacant, and Miss Florence Lu
genbeel was elected to that office and in
stalled by Deputy Grand Commander C. G.
Harrison. Interesting remarks, under tho
good of the order, were made b Noble Com
mander Main. M. L. Vcnablo.David Cran
mer, and otbers.
Trinity Oommandery meets on Tuesday
evening, and will confer tho degrees.
Grand Commanncr Perry and the officers
of the grand commandery oflleiallv visited
Anaeostia Commandery on Wednesday even
ing last. Thero wa3 a largo attendance of
members and visitors. The grand commander
examined the officers as to thoir duties and
their knowledge of the secret work, and ex
pressed himself as highly pleased with their
proficiency. MissAdoiaido Pavne, of Good
will Commandery, gave a reading, "Our
Traveler Parson. ' in her usual pleasing man
ao, and tho choir of National Commandery
sang several choruses with flno effect.
Anaeostia Commandery received threo ap
plications for njombersbip at its last meeting.
Past Grand Commanders John N. Ebrle,
Dr. S. I. Groot, ana Mrs. Martha J. Peabody,
judges to award the prize of a silver mounted
gavel to that commandery whose officers
shad give tho best rendition of the secret work
of the oraar and the best exemplification of
their duty as officers, began their labors at
Anaeostia Commandery on Wednesday even
The date of tho grand visitation to Capital
Commandery has been changed to Saturday,
27th. At tho last meeting interesting speeches
were made by Mrs. Martha J. Peabodv and
O. B. Hallman.
The grand commander has changed the
date of the grand visitation, of Meridian Com
mandery to Tridny 2Cth.
Knight T. J. Putnam, of Anaeostia Com
mandery, received a big pia and a neat
crayon of himsolf eating pio at tho grand
visitation on Wednesday evening last.
St. John's Commandery meets on Saturday
evening next and is preparing for active
National Commandery appeared in full
force at the grand visitation to Anaeostia
Commandery and paid particular attention to
the grand commander's examination of tho
The grand visitation of Columbia Com
mandery will take place on Tuesday evening
next at Melford's Hall, corner Eighth and I
Goodwill Commandery meets to-morrow
evening. A number of important subjects
will bo considered.
Nationnl Commandery will confer tho de
grees to-morrow evening oa several candidates.
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Tho District National Guard leads in many
things, and is preparing to do so in many
more. One of the features which Gen. Ord
way introduced when tho Guard started was
tho granting each battalion tho privilego of
carrUug a flag different from that carried by
another battalion in tho samo regiment.
After ear's of uso it has been found to work
most advantageously, and many of tho btato
Guard aro considering tho advisability of fol
lowing tho load set.
Tho Tjrst Battalion of the two regiments
carries a red flag, tho Second or Center Bat
talion carries tho regimental flag, and tho
Third a bluo flag. A commanding ofllceris
thus enabled at a glaueo to know a battalion
when ho sees it, and on tho Held having a
general know lego of the disposition of tho
various regiments under his command, ho
easily knows not onl the battalion, but tho
regiment of which it is a part.
"When tho Guard was organized on tho
three battalions to a regimental plan," said
Gen. Ordwav. "I cast about for some method
oi distinguishing tho battalion at a glance.
In tho foreign armies tho battalions carry
flags. I remembered how tho various divi
sions of an armv corps were designated by
tho vinous colored corps cadets. Follow
this lino. I evolved tho idea in use in tho Dis
trict Guard to-da. Of course I couldn't
run tho flags red, white, and blue, as tho
colors were run in tho Arm. Had I dono so
one battalion would have had a white flag.
Tho center battalion naturaliv carries tho reg
imental colors, and this g.ivo me tho idea iu
full. I substituted the regimental flag for
tiie white, and in this way have distinguished
the bitt ilion ever since. In our field maneu
vers I have no difficult in locating at a
glance anv of the battalions. I havo found
that it works excellent! well."
riAGS THAT AEE 1 BIZED.
Thoregimentnl flag of thorourth Battalion.
Major Campbell commanding, is one of tho
finest in tho city. It was a gift of tho lady
friends of tho boys and is highly prized by
them. Tho Engineer Corps carries a flag
which was in the Arm of tho Potomac. A
new flag is being mado for thorn and as soon
as it is ready will bo turned over
At brigade headquarters It his bei n de
cided that a scalp lock must be added to tho
Iliiton trophy be-fore it goes to Pennslvania
It will bo aUached to tho brass rod and will
contain the date on which it was won and tho
names of tho team winning it. For somo
timo it was thought to be improDable to add
any more scalp locks, but somo one suggested
tho bar and that offered, at once, a waj out
of tho difficult. As soon as tho scalp lock is
finished, it will bo attachod to the trophy and
tho litter sent to Pennsylvania.
AH tho arrangements for tho visit of Gov.
Wort7, of iew Jerse, and party havo been
concluded. The Governor will arrivo late on
tho night of tho 24th, and. in addition to his
staff, will bo accompanied by a number of dis
tinguished gontiemen from that btate. Among
them aro ex-Gov. Green, ex teuator Sew ell,
and many others. Iho headquarters of the
part will beattheNormnudio. Saturday, tho
27th, tno shoot ociurs at Marshall Hail on tho
government range. Ever thing has been
placed m readiness, and it is hoped that tho
weather will bo pleasant. Tho visit of tho
Gov ernor and his staff last v ear was signalized
byonooftho worst storms of tho season. It is
the intention now to give a banquet to the
visitors on the boat on the Irinback from Mar
shall Hall. In anticipation of tho v Isit tho drill
of tho Second Begiment has been postnoned
from Tuesday until Friday evening It is ex
pected that tho soldiers from Now Jersey will
Tho friendship between the Now Jersey
Guard and that of tho district dates back to
tho first shoot at Crcodmoor. It was a caso
of love at first sight, and 6inco the feeling
has been growing stronger. At each annual
shoot at Sea Girt tho District bOs aro enter
tained in the most hospitable fashion b tho
New Jersey men, and now tho officers of tho
District soldiers hope to show somo apprecia
tion of past kindnesses. The pnrty will bo met
on their nrnval by a number of officers, and
during their stay will havo, them to show
them around. All tho arinngements are under
tho chargo o! Maj. Harries. Maj. Nowmocr,
and Capt. Parmenter.
Capt. William II. Myers, qnartermaster
Tilth Battalion, was born in Washington
county, Pa. Ho enlisted as a private in Com
pany D, Eight -fifth Penn5lv ania volunteers,
September C, 1P61, and was promotod through
tho various grades until ho obtained tho rank
of captain. As such ho served as provost
marshal under Generals Dix, Foster and B.
F. Butler. At Bermuda Hundreds, Va.. ho
was assistant provo3t marshal of tho Army of
the James. Ko participated in all tho notable
engagements of tho first "Peninsular cam
paign" and in front of Petersburg. He was
honorably discharged upon surgeon's certifi
cate of disability December 1G, 18C4, after a
continuous service of three oars and four
months. Tho captain was among tho first to
enter tho District of Columbia National
Guard upon its organization, and was com
missioned quartermaster of tho Second Bat
talion by President Cleveland on March 5,
1888. Whilo tho captain is not ns ouug a
man as many of his biother officers, vet ho is
quito as active and is considered as one of tho
boys. Ho is a prominent Mason and ranks
high in G. A. B. circles. At present ho is em
ployed as a clerk in the Bureau of Pensions,
whero he is very popular among his fellow
Liout. J. L. Mock is tho youngest and new
est adjutant in tho brigade. In fact his com
mission has not been signed yet but there Is
no doubt that it will bo just ns soon as tho
President returns. Lieut. Mock was born at
Savannah, Ga., and began his military careor
as a member of tho Brunswick Biflemen. Ho
came to Washington a fow years ago ns a
newspaper man and w as a charter member of
tho Third Separate Company. This was af
terward divided into two companies and
mado the Third Battalion. September 1G,
1893, he was appointed quartermaster of tho
Third Battalion, and Juno 24, sergeant major.
Ho was nominated adjutant of the Fifth Bat
talion August 18, 1894, and i3 now awaiting
his commission. Major Sucss first became in
terested in Mr. Mock at tho camp held last
summer at Marshall Hall and determined to
havo him in his battalion on tho first oppor
tunity. The major thinks ho is the finest offi
cer, among the young men, in the Guard.
Tho Army equipment board has recom
mended the trial of the combined military
belt and garment invented by Col. Edmond
Bico. of the Fifth Infantry. It is remarkably
ingenious in its application as a garment, and
is said to take the weight of tho cartridges on
the shoulders instead of on the waist. It is
composed of two sheets of wator-proof ma
terial shaped into garments, one a close
fitting tunic, aad the other a cape hanging
from the shoulders. These garments when
not in uso aro compactly folded into tho shape
of bolts to bo carried around tho waist, one
ovor each shoulder or in nuy other way that a
bolt can bo used. To theso belts aro attachod
tho cartridges, tho haversack, and cauteen.
Tho combined weight of tho whole equipment
is said to bo less than the weight of tho hnver
6ack strap, cautoou strap, and tho bolt plato,
which last Col. Bico discards. Tho water
proof garments can bo worn by a man in his
shirt sienves, with his blouso or over his over
coat, and thoy savo tho cost of a capo to tho
ov ercoat. Thoy will probably bo issued to tho
National Guard at tho same time ns tho new
modified Krac-Jorgenson rifle recently
adopted for thn Array.
Tho follow ing named men of Company 0,
Third Battalion, havo been examined by tho
battalion examining board, and found com
petent, havo been rocommonded for appoint
ment as nou-commissionod officers-
Joslnh Carr, sergeant; Solomon Carr. jr.,
6crgeant; Walter M. Burgess, corporal; Joshua
Carr, corporal, Simon Hughes, corporal.
Tho mention in tins column last Sunday of
tho vacancy on tho non-commis-ioned staff
of tho Third Battalion has brought out several
applicants for tho position. It is understood
thnt the uppointment will not bo made at this
Notes from the Commands.
Lieut. Sabin, Inspector of riile practice,
Tlfth Battalion, has applied for twenty das'
leavo of absence. Ho will visit his homo in
Wisconsin during this time.
Frivato Clarence E. Bricht. Company A,
Tifth Battalion, (Emmet Guard), has been
Sorgt. Nowton J. Liilard, Company A,
(Campbell Light Infantry), has been honora
Company B, Tiftli Battalion, (Columbian
Zouaves), has lost several men during tho
last week. Among them aro 'Privates Mau
rice Coonoy, Samuel B. Johnston, Edward H.
Beed and Joseph K. Wise, ail honorably dis
charged. Tho arrangements for the Zouavo
drill team are being completed, and the bo3
of this company expect to have uniforms in
tho near future The innovation will attract
much interest among all tho members of tho
Tho Second Begiment will havo tho first
regimontal dance of tho season next Trlday
evening. It should be held Tuesday evening,
but has been postponed until Friday to give
Gov. Wertz and staff, of Now Jerso , an op-
if. t " J
portunity to seo w hat tho District Guard can
do. It is expected that this distinguished
party will bo present that evening. Tho ofil
cers aro making arrangements for music and
tho battalion adjutants aro busy sending out
notices of tho change Lvcrvbodv will bo
disappointed if tho attendance Is not Iarj.'e
One of the best schools of officers the Tilth
Battalion over held was thnt of last Monday
night. At this school the announcement of
prizes wab mado A cup for tho best drilled
compan, a medal for tho best drilled mon,
mid a medal for the man making tho best
score at rifio practice Tho officers of tho
Tifth have six duty nights each month, but
this hara work seems onl to increase their
Ihe resignation of Tirst Lieut. H. A.
Blandv, Company D, Second Bnttalionand
Firt Lieut Frederick Dalton, Company D,
riftn Battalion, havo been accepted.
Tho following officers have passed tho brig
ado examin'ng board Tirst Lieut. Charles J.
Good, for captain Company E, Fourth Bat
talion, Sergeant illiam T Wood, for socond
heutennnt Compan B, Sixth Battalion. Ser
geant Beni. H. Streeks, for captain Company
C. Sixth Battalion, and Charle3 II. Danforth
for first lieutenant Company B, Tourth Bat
talion. Ccmpany B, Tourth Battalion (Columbian
Zouaves), were entertained b tho officers on
Tuesda night. Major Campbell was sum
moned to quell a mutiny, but found it harder
to escapo the hospitality of tho compan than
HAD AN ENGAGE7vENT.
Green Goodsman -Surely this is my old
friend, Silas Wintorwhcat, of Bull's Eo Cen
ter. Havo you an engagement for to-night?
Miss Whiskers: Yes, in a Bowery museum.
A WEEK IN LABOR CIRCLES
Local Woihinnmen Discuss the Em
ployment of Forciqn Labor.
A CONTRACTOR CRITICISED
Plenty of local Mon Want "Work, Say the
labor Bodies Bakers' Drivors After a
Uniform Scale Electrical Workers and
Their Boaeficiary Work Typos Meet.
MEETINGS TOR THIS WEEK.
SUNDAY, 0CT0I1K I 21.
Columbia Tynographkal Union, No 101 Ty
L. A. 4203, Knights of Labor, Musicians Elks
nail, Ninth street and Pennsylvania avenue
L.A. 22S9, Knights of Labor.Bakers Plastorors
Hall, lour-and-a-half strcot and Pennsylvania
MONDAY, OCTOBFK 22.
L. A. 1011, Knights of Labor, Plasterers Plas
L. A. 1713, Knights of Labor, Carpenters
L. A 101G, Knights of Labor, Ba'aors' Drivers
Bunch's Hall, 011 Eighth street northwest.
L. U. 1G0, Carpenters and Joiners' Union K.
of P. Hall, 4.25 Twelfth street northwest
LnborDay Conforenco Committee Bricklay
ers' Hall, Seventh and L stroots.
TUESD VY, OCTOBFK 23
Federation of Labor Plasterers' Hall, Four-aud-a-lmlf
streot and Pounsj lvania avenue.
Building Urados' Council typographical
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21.
L. U. No 1, Carpenters and Joiners Typo
giaphical Temple. Important business
L. U. 20, Electrical Workers tlectrlcal Work
ers' nail, Twelfth and E strc-ots
L. A. No 2031, K. of L, Tin and Sheetiron
Workors Tlastorcrs' HalL
THURSDAY, OCT0BFR 23
Stonemasons' Union "UcMemamin's Hall, 120
District Assembly, No. CG, K. of L. Plasterers'
Trcsco Painters Hall, Seventh street north
west. FRIDAY, OCTOBFR 2tS.
Eccontiic Association of Steam Engineers
Bunch's Hall, 314 Eighth street northwost.
Bricklayers' Union Bricklayers Hall, Eoventh
and L streets.
Carpenters' Council Typographical Templo
Bakers aud Confectioners' International Union
Hall, Sevonth strcot northwest
Stonecutters' Association Bed lien's Hall, 650
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27.
Cigarmakers' Union, No, 110 Hall 737 Seventh
L. A. 2370, K. of L, Tailors Plasterers' HalL
FEDFKATIOV OF LABOR.
Tho regular meeting of tho Fedoration hold
last Tuesday night was called to order
promptly at 8 o'clock with President Spohn
in tho chair. Tho hall was well flllel with
delogatcs and visitors.
Credentials were received from the Carpen
ters' Assembly in favor of C. O. Woodward in
place of E. Santmeer, also from tho Eccen
tric Engineers in favor of J. A. Bovvan in
placo of J. T. Sullivan. The applicants wore
admitted and obligated.
Tho committee on contracts reported that
they had again wadod ontheStumph Brothers
with reference to their new building.
Thoy had been informed that the contract had
been given to Mr. Prescott and tho brick work
to Mr. Goode. Tho bricklayer' delegates
reported that Mr. Goode had made satisfac
tory arrangements with tho union and he was
considered a fair emplo0'-.
The committee had alo called on Mr.
Christian Schneider in reference to his bund
ing. Mr. Schneider had told the committee
that be wanted the job to bo straight union.
Ihe contractor, being present, told the com
mittee that his men ,v ere in arrears to tho
union, but were willing to pay up, aud if tho
union was s itislled with that union men
would bo emploed on the job.
The committee further reported that thev
had investigated tho job at St. Matthew's
Church, and had found that the brickwork
was. all right, but that the bos carpenter em
plovol both union and non-union m n, that
the also saw union painters at work. Ihe
plastering has been given to a New ork con
tractor. Tho committeo recommended that
this job bo ro'erred back to the Plasterers
Assembly, which recommendation was ac
cented. Tho committee to wait on Mr. Alloa, tho
manager of Aloaugh's Theater, reported and
tho case was laid over for one week.
Tho committee appointed to ascertain if a
certain firm of governmeut contracting brick
la ers wero American citizens reported that
they had investigated the caso and found that
tho firm consisted of four brothers, and that
onlv one of tho brothers had been natural
ized, tho other threo being aliens. This firm
is getting a largo amount of government con
tracts, which, in the opinion of organized
labor, properly belougs to American citizens.
Tho case will bo further investigated.
Tho proposition to have a general walking
delegate, w hich had been referred to the locals
for action, did not seem to meet with much
approval, judging from tho report of tho dele
gates to tho Federation.
Several locals havo not considered tno prop
osition. Iho bricklaers, painters, and
bakers' drivers had voted against it. Tho
Carpenters' Union. Tinners' Assembly. Eccen
tric Engineer-' and Carpenters' Assemblies
voted font. Tho other locals havo not had
nuy meeting sincothe proposition was sent
Tho Cigarmakors' delegates mado an ur
gent appeal to tho delegates to purchase nono
but union-mado cigars. The delegates claim
that the union puts up not only a better, but
decidedly cleaner cig.ir than the non-union.
The cigarmakers claim that thoy aro being
unjustly dealt with by tho dealers. Ono caso
was cited of a prominent druggist ou H
streot northeast, who sells a good many cigars
to printers. This gentleman wa3 told that if
ho did not sell union-mado cigars, union
men would rofuse to deal with him. Ho then
ordered from his dealer a box of tho cheapest
union cigars, stating at tho timo that tho
meaner they wero tho hotter. His object was
to disgust all who bought them, and to rum
the sale of union-mado cigars. Several other
cases wero related by the dolegates similar
to tho above.
On motion tho dolegates from tho respective
organizations wore instructed to bring this
matter boforo their members at thoir next
meeting. Ono plan suggested was that tho
union cigarmakers make thoroughly public
the name und price of their brands.
Attention was called to the action of tho
contractor on tho Columbia Street Bailroad,
who was importing laborers from other cities
whilo hundreds of citizens in this District
aro out of employment and the soup-houso
question being already agitated by tho press
and chanty organizations.
Another phraso of this question is tho alle
gation that the relaying of the water and
gas mains along tho route of the Columbia
lino has been sub-let by tho Commissioners
to tho contractors of tho now cable line. Tho
mon on tho job aro working ton hours per
Tho laying of water mains in the District
is, in the opinion of the Federation, dona
under tho supervision of the District of Col
umbia, and if this is so tho work as now car
ried on is a clear violation of the national
Tho matter will be thoroughly investigated,
and if developments vindicate suspicions,
prosecution will undoubtedly follow.
Tho president of the Labor Day conference
reportod that owing to the failure to secure
tho hall for Friday night tho meeting bad
been postponnd until Monday night, October
22, when a full attendance is desired.
Mr. Charles Baum, dry goods dealer on
Seventh street, was reported to be about to
build an addition to his store and also several
Auth Bros., butchers, wore also reported as
building largo flats on Seventh street and Vir
ginia avenue southwest.
A letter has been recelvod from Mr. Harry
Williams, manager of tho Washington brew
ery, in response to a letter sent him by tho
sccretnry of tho Federation, stating that tho
work on tho contemplated improvements on
tho brewery would bo dono by union labor, as
provided for in the specifications.
Tho regular meeting of the District Assem
bly on Thursday night was well attended and
tho proceedings engaged tho attention of tho
delegates till a lato hour. "Under iho
roport of officers tho treasurer read hi3
quarterly roport, which showed that tho
finances of tho assembly wero in a healthy
condition. The report was referred to the
flnanco committee, who will meet at tho hall
at 7 o'clock next Thursday evening.
Tho delegates from tho Tailors Assembly
reportod that a smooth-talking individual
w ho was representing himself a good union
man was soliciting orders from the members
of tho organizations for clothing, and was
meeting with much success by falsely statini
that tho goods were strictly union-made and
manufactured in tills city. The delegates
stated that tho man was just tho reverse of
what ho represented himself, and a3 for his
goods, they were scab-mado and manufac
tured in tho tenement-houses of tho larger
cities. Tho dolegates to tho district were re
quested to bring this matter to the attention
of their respectivo organizations.
Delegates from tho barbers reported that
satisfactory arrangements have been made
with tho proprietors of B.Wilson barbershop,
on Seventh street, therefore their shop i3
now a fair shop.
Dolegates from tho Musical Asembly stated
that their members having returned to the
city, regular meetings would be hold on tho
first and third Sundays of each month. The
delegate still complain of tho unfair compe
tition they havo to contend with the
military bands. It has been suggested to the
Musical Assembly that it organize a flrst-ciaas
uniformed band to compete with any military
Tho Eccentric Engineers reDorted that
their membership was increasing at each
meeting. Tho engineers have also organized
a band, and they aro determined to nave tho
best uniformed organization of musicians in
Tho executivo committee stated that they
were in receipt of a letter from tho Bakers'
Exchange complaining of unfair trentment at
the hands of the journeymen bakers. The
particular cases referred to wore those of two
journeymen, who wero first-class bakers, but
had been denied admission to the Bakers'
Assembl when thoy were willing to comply
with all the rules aad regulations governing
tho organization. Tho letter went on to say
that by tho action of the journeymen tho two
men alluded to were forced out of employ
ment, thereby being denied tho privilege of
earning a livelihood. The letter further
states that tho bakers were opposed to strang
ers coming to this city and would give them
In reply to the letter tho delegates from tho
Bakers' Assembly said that they Etood ever
ready to recognize tho cards of any journey
man baker who may come to this city, but
the wero opposed to any concocted plan to
import scab labor from other cities for the
sole purpose of breaking up their organiza
tion nnu reducing wage-.
As to the cases alluded to it was stated that
tho men who had applied for admission had
been expelled from the union in Detroit and
the local assembly had been so informed offi
cially by tho International secretary at De
troit. "N ith this record before them, tho delegates
thought they could not be true to the prmci
cioles thoy were organized for if such rene
gades were admitted. The letters received
by the executive committee were referred to
the Bakers' Assemoly for their considera
tion. Local Assembliy, No. 1046, Bakers Drivers,
the oungest assembly in this District, re
ported tho names of sixteen applicants for
membership who had applied for affiiation at
their last meeting.
Tho delegates further stated that at their
last meeting it had been re-oived to serve a
notiee ou all bakeries in town on Saturday
evening that on and after that date no mem
ber of tho assembl would work for Ies3 than
S1J per week on morning delivery or less
than slO per week on evening delivery.
The drivers of bread wagons claim that the
wages paid them are not suffi lent for the
rosponsioility attached to their positions.
Thoir dut is not simply that of drivers, for
they aro responsible for the prompt delivery
of bread. It is al"o due to their honesty and
oncrgy that tho routes aro built up and "made
pa ing institutions.
Tho drivers say thnt if their just request is
not granted they will just simplv run their
own routes independent of their emplovers,
which will net them double and treble the
amount of their present wages. This posi
b.hty has been fully demonstrated during the
present week by one of the delegates whose
boss declined to grant the increase even be
fore the request was made.
Under the good of tho order, tho master
workman addressed tho aesembly on tho
questions of public libraries and postal sav
ings banks. During tne course of his remarks
the master workman called attention to tho
public libraries of France and Germany,
which existed in everv city of 10.000 inhabi
tants or more and bad "a volume for every in
aividual. In tho postal savings banks of
.Trance over 300,000,000 had been deposited.
and the question was raised why tho sao.e
course could not bo pursued in this country.
The treasurer of the citizens' suffrage com
mitteo stated thnt a committeo on ways and
means had been appointed, and it was prob
able that tho Federation of Labor would bo
asked for the use of their hall for Tuesday
week for a meeting of the committee. Due
notice will, of course; bo given by regular ad
vertisement. u;oo THE LOCALS.
Mr. James A. Power, member of Columbia
Typographical Union.No. 101, has been elected
general organizer for Ohio. Pennsyl vania.Del
aware, Maryland, andDistrict of Columbia. In
that territory thero are 13,000 members of tho
lDOgraphica! Union. From tho reports at
the general conv ention, held this month, tho
roll-call of unions showed that the total mem
bership aggregates over 33,000.
The regular monthly meeting of Columbia
Union will bo held to-day. The delegates to
tho recent international convention are now
back and aro expected to make their report3
to the union. Ihero aro other mutters deeply
interesting to the craft that will be brought
up before the meeting.
Tho Electrical Workers have decided to
commence their serfes of electrical entertain
ments. The first of the series will be given
at their hall on the evening of November 21.
At tho last mooting it was unanimously de
cided to give the proceeds of their entertain
ment to tho mother of their lato brother,
Thomas Connors, who 13 left without a dollar,
as Mr. Connors was her only support. This
entertainment the Electrical Workers claim
will surpass anything ever attempted of this
kind ever seen in this city. Tho performance
will bo given in darkness, and will bo inter
esting from beginning to end.
Tha caso of a suspended member was also
brought to tho attention of tho union. Tho
e-memberalluded to had become so dissipated
that his family were actually suffering for tho
necessities of life. A liberal collection was
taken and tho fnmily supplied with provisions
and clothing. This is but ono of many cases
whero this local has orougnt reiiei.
During the evening a committeo from tho
Stage Employes' Alliance was admitted, ask
ing the moral support of the union to adjust
their difficulties with Albaugh'3 Theater.
Before rotlring they were assured that they
would get the wholo support of the union.
Tho union at their meeting also added
threo additional lights to its "grand circuit."
and two more applications were also placed
A reporter looking for labor news put In an
appearance, and whilo no information wa3
given him. tho issue of his paper tha next
day stated that the union only meets semi
monthly, which "news' the union wishes to
correct. The union never fails to hold weekly
meetings every Wednesday night, at 425
Twelfth street northwest.
Tho funeral of tho lato brother Thoma3
Connors will take placo to-day at 3 o'clock
from St. Aloysius' Church Tho activo pall
bcarere selected by tho union aro: Brothers
Thomas Burko, Charles Babbitt, William Mc
Graw, Thomas Parker, Georgo A. Malone,
and Bobert F. Motzol. Honorary pall-bearers:
Phillip Doffer, Malcolm Beaton. Beyna Main,
Henry Phillipps, Harry Gastnde, and John
To carry charter William Watzell and John
PARAGONS FOR POLICEMEN
That Is Khat the Department Re
quires of Applicants.
IT IS A LIFE PULL OP TRIALS
Wearers of the Blue and Bra33 Seam to Have
an Easy Vocation, but tha Service Is Very
Exacting The Metropolitan Pokca Hon
est, Faithful, and Couragooua,
As a part of the good government of any
city or town, tho police force is a department
of tno highest importance. No other channel
of municipal control exists in which rests so
much responsibility, because It is the pou-e-man
whoso duly It is to first subdue tha in
cipient outbreaks of lawlessness so dangerous
to tho peace of any community.
It is often unhappily the case that the per
sonnel of the police force is. entirely lna
enced by politics, the offleere changing wt!i
the fortunes of the politicians. Buc hero ia
Washington thero 13 no politics, and the pc,"e
force is jealously watched, with the viw cf
making jne department as competent and ce
dent as pof sible. The result is that the N .
tional f apital has to-day a body or polit-ernea
as honest, courageous, aad able to perf r
their peculiar and onerous duties as we.. 3
that of any other city in this country,
Somo unobserving people are apt to say
that a policeman has a -vecy easy time of It.
2vothing could be fartherfrom the truth. Tl 3
manifold tasks of the blue-coated guard. on c
the common paco are not obvious to u.e
casual looker-on, and they are often otugf 1
to face boldly the most dangerous situat. as.
And then the trials an officer is expos 1 to
every day aro very irritating, but the men,
must preserve a uniformly courteous manner,
although sometimes the provocation is so
great that they cannot help losing their tem
per. To begin at the beginning, one who desire3
to become a policeman must be certain of bv
physical condition and sure of his nerve anl
backbone. Without the latter a patrolman
would be worthless. There are several other
peculiar qualiSeations that go to make up a
good policeman that will be explained later
on. When a man applies to the Commission
ers of the District, wno are. of course, at tha
head of the force, he must submit to a tedious
and exacting examination into his record.
The application blank, which he must fill out,
asks numberless searching questions, whica
must be satisfactorily and completely an
swered. Of course only natives of this couu
tiy or naturalized citizens are eligible.
BOUK OF THE QUERIES.
Here is a sample of these queries: "In. what
kind of a school were you educated common
school, high school, business college, acad
emy, or college.' That's fail enough in re
gard to the education, surely. Then tze
family of the applicant must be enumerate i,
whether ever convicted or indicted for as
crime, or addicted to the use of intoxieatji
liquors, morphine, or opium. Also must La
have been a resident of tha District for two
As the standard of temperance is not very
hign in this world, it always perplexes t-3
would-be poheemau as to the answer he sLa...
make concerning the use of beer orwhiSay
or drinks of that kind. Then there are inter
rogations as to the diseases which the p res
pective officer had suffered from or stiu 13
Another significant query is this: "Havi
you ever paid or promised to pay any Dwn ,
or other consideration, to any parson, direct y
or indirectly, for any recommendation, ser
vice, or influence given or; promised toward
procuring your appointments"
After that three responsible citfeeas must
sign the paper also, adding a reply to a qTi3
tion whether they had ever ksowa tne app.
cant to us profane, coarse, or vulgar lan
guage The last part of the first step is a
certificate from the board of surgeons, wLd
examine the man to find ou: if he is soun let
limb, abl--bodied, of a robust constitati n,
and physically qualified to sustain, the usual
labors and exposures of a patrolman.
SHOBT ilZX EED5'T APPLY.
No man under five feet eight inches caa
hope to twirl a club, and ho must also be be
tween twenty-two and thirty-five years of
age. Many call for a position on the force,
but few are chosen because of thee rig.I
Then if the anxious applicant should be so
fortunate as to run this gauntlet he mat
wait for a vacancy and the pleasure of the
Commissioners to appoint him. Securing
this coveted action he 15 at once lustra "ted
to keep away from liquor dealers and com
pany that would be demoralizing, and passed
over to Major W. G. Moore, the chief of the
force, to be assigned to a pneinct.
There are nine of the sub-divisions, cover
ing each part of the city completely. By a
peculiar reversal of the order of things, a
patrolman is placed in thefirst class, and then
anxiously strives to be promoted to the sec
ond cla33. The salary in the former class is
$900 a ear, and in the next grade $1,00 per
annum. The next rank is that of a sergeant,
who draws 31,140. and the lieutenant, whose
stipend L jest 31,320.
It's a nice thing to bo lieutenant, because
then one has every night with his family. nt
to mention the sweetness of authority, but a
sergeant or a patrolman is only able to spend
one night in every four at his home.
There is a complicated system by which tha
policemen spend alternately a watch on the
beat, in tho station-house, aad then have a
few hours liberty. At any time an officer fa
liable to be beaten up pretty badly by toughs,
and has to plange into number' ess danger
ous situations, but always with a simng
A good patrolman ought to know the char
acter and business of everybody on his beat,
and a large majority of Washington's police
men possess this valuable information. WhLa
on good terms with everybody, it is a fatal
thing to be caught gessiping.
A BIGOKOUS STSTEX.
Police stations are unusually dingy places,
and there is not much sunshine in a patrol
man's life. There are several bugbears that
hang ovor him all the time a trial board and
tho seventies of a strict discipline. Every
man must report once an hour through tne
telephone attached to each patrol box. and
mus't also be able to stand the inspection of
the street sergeant.
Often the citizens are prone to prefer
charges against tho patrolmen. Tho court
which hears the evidence to support thesa
accusations is composed of Capt. Austin and
Lieuts. Swindells and Hoflnor. The result of
the30 trials as returnod by the board are final,
with very raro exceptions
There is a name that's never spoken by a
policeman without glancing over his ahould
era with a peculiar expression. It is that of
Lieut. Pearson, who performs tha very un
pleasant and thankless duties of night in
spector. And ho is Indefatigable. Tho in
spector has a way of suddenly turning up at
times when least wanted or expected, and tna
nignt omcers live in coastant oread 01 tms or
flcial. What Inspector Pearson says aiway
Frequently n policeman has to lose sleep
in order to appear at one of the two police
courts, presided over by Judge3 Miller and
Kimball, and wait his call to testify against
a prisoner whom ho has arrested. Sometraea
ho waits several hours; sometimes a whoto
Taken all in all, a familiar expression fa
,ull of truth, and its in the word3 of the aonj,
PA policeman's lot is not a happy one."
At the Circus.
Tha keeper was walking along by tho elo
phant leading the kangaroo and the elephant
stopped blowing dust Into the tiger's cago ia
order to addrcs3 a few remarks to 33
"Oh, I say!" he called to that marsupial,
"what's that thing you've hitched onto jocx
solf?" Tho kangaroo looked at his tail a raocs
and then took a squint at tha clspbaai'S
"That's all right." he chattered; "that's E?.
trunk. I wear it there so I won't treaa a
it," and the royal Bengal tiger rolled ovexsrS
howled Hamilton (Oat.) Times. J