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22D YEAR NO. 6,S5G.
WASHINGTON, D. C AYEDNEkSDAY EVENING, JULY 38, 1S9D. PftlOJS TWO OffiNTS. W. A. Fierce 5 Go, n clWOWSWTB tO K. fl. DATIR. We only take tha space to remind you that while each days's business is one step nearer the end we ar rived at when we first pur chased Mr. Davis' stock, namely, to clear it all out as quickly as possible, then to renovate, refit and remodel the store and then to put in a new stock throughout there still remain, in every department, tid-bits of ex traordinary value. It's a piece of this, a few yards of that and a remnant of some thing c'se; really not "ad vertisable,'' because there's not enough ol any one thing. But the stock is in just that shape that you can come ir with a purse of small change and by drop ping a dime or a quarter at this counter and another ob tain any number of "usc iuls" which at their former prices would have run into the dollars very fast. A hint is sometimes p ef crable to a "hallo.'' W. A. PIERCE & CO., Sueeatsor to K. O. DAVIS. StABKBT SPACE AND KIQIITH ST. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. i'ew York Stocks. TotHy' .New j otK stoesc luarfcst quota tloM, furnished by O. T. Itavaar, HootrsOand 11, Atlanta bulMlBg, 930 V afreet northwest. Correspondents, M. B. Mendliaru, New York; Chandler, Brown A Co., Chicago: stocks. Opn0 stocks, 0pm 3.80 A.TAS Fe HI 131 Ouaba .:.. Can. South " p'fd, Clil., 11. & Q 1071:071 Ore. Tram.. 47 47 Con. 6u y. M.S.8. Co C, K I &. 1'ae Ul 91 Steading 44 trli Dal, L.fc U'.HU Mi .. & Y. l't. 3sH SM Del. d; Hud it. l'aul 73 781 Krle Tax. 1'ae.. Jersey Cn..lH 1 Tan. O. Jb I i & N m mh y. vm aai mi Lake Store. :0kjl 10 Vah. pTd.. H i Jlo. l'ac..., 74 74 XV. Union N V N K. m Wi V & L H p'd N &. Wp'fd VltroleutH .. l Sal K. Y. Cen Am. (JOCtt JKJ 31 N. l'ae Ui M 0 UatTnut i 541 pTd. sai oat XatL'dTat XI 21 J Northwest d.KeflB. Co. 71 TS Tlio cnicueo Market. To-da)'a Cbteego gram aad provision market quotations, furnished by U. T, llaveoaar, Room Hand 11, Atlantic HuUJ lag, 990 P atraat northwest. Corresuoad ate, M. It. Meadham. New York; Chand ler, llrown it Co., Chicago. WHEAT. 0JMK CMM POMK. OfHH (Mtt Auk, Aug.....l0 S w 88 i2 t?i m SspL. Dee Ml 91 Oct COUX. labm. Ang... an aft B-... Ht 8ii W Sep.... .. Oct 80 80 Oat O-IT. 80 mi Oct mi m Watblaatea Stack Bxehange, Bates Kaauler Can w etefc . WaaMsgtou and Ueorgetowa It K. Co. 8' MftT at SOIL EcklMrton aaal Haitian' liowa Kaiboaa, 8 8 at (w. U. S. Elaetrte Light, 10 at 1841. Pneumatic Qua Car- iiage, i at i. - U. S. Ktoetiic a KlaeMa XJUdat K. E. 10-4O 8a. Lickia lat. fa. U. U. v, ami n. w Jl'tt-'SB, UU1; W. Jt S CoufarUWa. V, suw, waaiwiif nau Aaru, va, u uam. : Waak. Market Co.. Ut Mort., V ; WaaJu Market fa, luuM'a. "t lalM A Seaboard Co., 6'e, C18W. -; Waafc. U. IaXaatry, Ut, , WM. Dot; Waak. U. I fiAU,U.ra,10O4. W, Waak. Oas Uykt Co., Oar. A, V 1174; Waak. Uaa LtafctCo., Bar. B,'a. U8, Hygienic Ice Comoaay.lat Mo.. a, -; Amerkaa Security awl Traat, !. Katkwal Baak Stock ltak o Waak Utftoa, 460; Saak U KeMibUe. ; Metra u&taa, 75; Cautral. ; iaeami. 300; ViinuMM anal 1hfukaii.IMal tki. riat-AK Hfc Cuhuataa, lbt. CaskaL 119; Waal 3M. iWi Tnuiara', -, UnooImUM. - WaakfeuM aajl 300; Mtitropulttaa, W3; Cflr Cii4t-1 and Kortk O 8Uaai. oaaaT SuMker'a Firajia If (iMrgetoiir u vm Tenaawytowa, tv; jMywsuwa 8tok VlaajMAa. 44 9BtJtk Mtu 80; MrteotxiMtaB. SO; VaSoVal Uutaa, Be; eraVrirtofj. ; Coruorau. 64; fyig faM, lj; gerwaa- 8 mrt.-aa. lit; Vutauac, ,; woj- I mil ram a Mtnrh Bnni KgiAiA Title luaunuii a Wk -; UiawwktoTiUiWtfBkiBJtai Qajaaj Blarlrtr'ryVtati)rkt WaaMaa- wiUaiiSsr2ttow "' fifeUwQiAQlMk Hi- fftittf ki WjMm m - ket Co.. Co.. -: Yaahtnrtna -t-tf"M tMtll, ; VaaUaatoB "i Hndaulc lea Ca. , lutet-Oeaaa hutkiiit Co , ioa aiflMOMy a Ufa OaMfJL rttX. t U..1 Hill lllll "- aMTfaaat Co.. at POLITICAL NEWS CONVERSION OF TUB PRBSIDBNT TO MR. 1ILAWIPS SCHBME. BUT HE 18 HELD IN CHECK BY REED. History of Two Trail. 1RVEST1GAT10M OF THE MUM MATTER. Qflty Feeling Ilia Way in Pwiiwylrinla. Frank Bitmt's Withdrawal Frm the CeDgrwsional OUT OF TIIK HACK. riiANK ni'MR wiTitnit.vr8As a r.vsnr. DATK FOR COSOMRMIONAr. HONOR!". Frank Hume, tlie well-known bul nes man or this city, for a long time lias been nn nsplrnnt for Congressional honors nml was oxpcctoil to make n fieht ngalnst General l.ee for (lie nomlnntlon tills, tall. Yesterday, to the surprise of his frlcmle, he withdrew from the nice, Bod published tho following letter to Leonard Jtarbury, chairman of the Democratic Committee, which explains tho cause thereof: You will notice that the district commit' tee, In r spirit of fairness lo nil the aspirant for Congrewlonnl honors, suggested tlmt militaries for the selection of delegate be held In all the counties of the district on the tne day, August t. Now, In ulterdeftfincc of common decency and the wishes of the committee, and Willi a total dlsreganl for the rights of a majority of the Democratic voters, one Pan. I.ec, a near relative- of one of tlie aspirants and chairman of the county committee of Stafford County, without proper nottce,heId a mock convention at titallord Court House, on the llUli dsr of July, and named a full Lee delegation, although tlie satl chairman knew that tils kinsman could not, with a fair exptesilon of the will of the volets of that county, secures single dele gate. 1 Till here add that the Hon. U.in as himself turned down s a delegate at tbe lilt election; ami I am credibly In formed that, when this molerti Warwick n reived notice of the recommendation of the IMMilct Committee, he pompously ex. claimed: "I will liaveno tlmim nonsense;! win nstne the ilelegaios myseir." As I am opposed to all Chinese mothmls. I c-tnuot, In J ut Ice to in)tlf ami friend', enter a a roMFBllon which I knowiloes not repre sent the wlslits of the voter of our ills trlrt. I'leife accept rat sincere thanks for j our e (Toils In my liehalf, and be assured I shall alwsrs be glad to remember you as my friend. Itespeetfully yours, iK.VNK IIl'MI. In nn Interview Mr. Hume declared be meant every word of lilt circular, lut further than this be declined to My. Tbe nominating convention will be held In Leeeburg August 90, and tbe delegate to tbe convention, iccording to mage, should bo elected at popular prlmarle in the various towns. The opponent of General Lee claim that bis managers have. In an unusual, not to say unfair and underhand manner, already forestalled the action of the primaries by selecting delegates who are pledged to General Lee, thus preventing an open contest for the Congressional nomination before the Democratic voters, and at the convention at Lee burg. There will be a lively time at tbe convention. IIISTOKY OF TWO TWUTJE3. UK. 1IAYAHU Pl'KAKrt Of TH04H WITH Dlt.VWX MY MK. CI.KVKLAXI). WlMUXOTOK, Dki... July 28. E.t- Secretary of State Thomas F. lUyanl was Interviewed ) eaterday at bU borne is this cily oa reciprocal relations of tbe United States with other countries during tbe Cleveland administration. Concerning tbe reciprocity polley with tbe American sugar-growing countries which bad been negotiated by ex Secre tary Frellnghuysea, ami whleh was said In a New ork paper yesterday to have been so distateful to President Cleveland that Congressional action tbereoa wa not takes, the ex-Secretary saltl: "There were two treaties which were still before tbe Senate when Mr. Cleve land took oittce ou March 4, 1M5. Ou waa the Nicaraguaa Canal project, which eoituiliied the United Stales to tk purchase and aequUllloa of sov erelgitty over a marrow strip of land ami waur within the boundaries of Xlea raua and Costa Ittca, eoupletl with th agreeusest to eoatfuct aad Baintaba a canal across the Isthmus. This waa oo of Ike treaties recalled by Mr. Clave huul from the Senate, which body had already refused to ratify it, although still retaining the Itutruuutst la Its cos tody. "Tbe oady other treaty withdrawn by Mr. Ctevelaad was the proposed eont Mtefcial treaty with Spalu propoaiag cer Ula redpeocuhM of trade betweea the Aatilea aad Use United States. By it wow thau iao.UOO.000 of our reveaua derived from our duties oa auar would have been utade a free gift to Cuba and Potto Rico, without diiialaalag U tive slightest degree Use coat of sugar to the American consumer. The treaty waa therefore recalled because it waa con side red wiser for the Government of tke United State to suake such reductions in revenue as would inure to Use heaelit of its own cilhteaa tad lessen the coat of Uisg to the laboring lopultlo of this country. It was alio considered that it is wiser for this Govern went to retain in its own kejnda tike tola njej aV solute coaitol over it source of er sua Utaa to Ha ttasa u is coavnatioa with otsar governwenti, " BABJtlSOKi OOKYEstiiOJf. ttx uaa aacv wet ovaa o m. SUU('t V04.U.V UV 8JsX-U'Oi'ttV. Mkw Yokk, July Wt.-Tfca ' y nan In gtoa con capoajdsal Vaevajskj Lnat PtrtMrmt HayrtV?a ana drailed a nseatage lo Coagreas urging taa adoption of tha Blaine reciprocity ataataa, tat oa broader ter au and witk scope far luaM eaiasuiiva tkaa naa neaa advofiaiad by the Secretary of State. Uuless it be accepted as a fact that Mr- W. .? aas aoa Utaa kat beta nooulady wapaosad. it ia flVB"u)l to account for Ud artiKMl But whatever Uw cause, it eaa be aUtad autkoiuatlvely taat tbe rougk draft of taa wi-aiaga aas aeea type wruiea ana w sa laa lealaaait a Boik Staatoira liU-4 and MotriM ol aha Senate aiaaassn CoajAftataa hacaajar coavartod to Use Blalaa Attfitfiaa as ceatly. and they have added their taiu tat to taat of Uw Secretary of Bute. A leading RermWIcan, who haa alredy drawn tip awre than one treaty of reci procity, bag been hastily tttmmoned from his summer vacation, and has been called In to devlre some scheme of reciprocity which will stand a chaoce of getting through tbe Senate at this late day. Secretary Wtmlnm has given what advice be could, and lias aided the new scheme not a little. Altogether, tbe Republicans who champion tbe programme think they bate arranged mailers so that the President will back lbem by a strong offlchl message. While these Republicans are very hopeful, they are by no means certain, however, as the President is displaying bis usual caution and lack of decision. If be were lo put the matter to the test of a Cabinet vote the lllaloe nuty would feci more certain as to the result, but tin lo this time, while the President has given them no definite reason to fear his becking down, he has also re fused to commit himself definitely to their programme. Willi a majority of thr Cabinet In favor of the scheme, and with considerable Senatorial pressure urging blm on, the President would, perhaps, have no hesitation In sending In the message at once, If It were not for his fear of tbe House. With the exception of Illttof Illinois, not a leading Republican Representa live, so far as beard from, la willing to pledge himself to support the proposed scheme of reciprocity. Mr. McKInley, by the advice of Senator Sherman, has grown very non committal on tho sub ject. Mr. Reed has told the President very bluntly that he will kill the schemo in tho House. Kven such Republicans as Candler of Massachusetts, who are very moderate protectionists, nnd who usually sldo with tho Importers, nro against bringing up tho question of rec iprocity at this session. Candler, In deed, has onnounced bis Intention of advising tho President ngalnst taking tin the matter this session, and bn Imi considerable Inlltionce nt tho White Ilou'o. For this renson, it is still possible that nt the last moment tho Prosldent may rofuo to send In the message, but bo has already shown himself so en tirely In favor of all tho other Pitn Amorlcan Ideas of his Secretary of Stnte, and has consulted tho members of the House so little, that ho may ovon take the step to which be Is so slrouly urged. Secretary WIndom admitted that he had been consulted recently by certain members of the Finance Committee of the Penate about tho matter of re ciprocal treaties. RAUMW1LL UK INVESTIGATED. HIT 1KRI) W1M. SKK THAT RIXDI.Y IMXIM COXTIUH. THR WOltK. Pitti.Ai)KLniiA. July 38. The 7.'e wd" Washington correstwmlent says: Ricd lias come down from his high perch on tbe Cooper resolution to in vestigate the public and private doings nt Commissioner Ratlin. He came down reluctantly, but he has come. Finding that lie could not silence Cooper with a sneer, nor honest Repub licans with a warning of expense, be has unwillingly ami ungraciously con sented to allow an Investigation. It will not. of course, be allowed to pro cetd on tho Hues laid down by Cooper. When Reed gets ready to tell Mc KInley and Cannon, at one of these In formal mectlujcs of the Committee on Rules, which occur whenever Reed his made up bis m I ml that anything shall or shall not be done, he will notify them that tbe committee will report a substi tute provldlug for the appointment of a special committee warranted to drag the Investigation along so slowly that It can sot male a report upon It before tbe 4th of March next. The chief value of Reed's concession to the public demand for an Investiga tion Ilea In the Involuntary admission by Reed that there Is something to In vestigate. Reed, of course, anticipate that tbe committee he will appoint will lie as easily satisfied by ltaum a Presi dent Harrison was. "What's tbe use of an Investigation?" he Is quoted at saying. Haunt has the same view of It. He sees bo reason why money which might he given through hU son, hi indoraer Lemon, hi friend Dudley and other pension attorneys to some dishonorably discharged Union veteran should be wasted oh a coat of whlte wbaah for blm. IJUAY TO MOVE ROUND. STitTISO AT rtTTSai'HU TO FRRt THK ft lE Of Ul LlkX'TKKAiiT. Pittbiuo, Pa.. July 93. Senator Qusy cswe to town last night, and had snot! er conference with tbe Alleghany Cotaiy leaders. Internal Revenue Col 'iUr WstNteastla waa to have enter tained hint at diaaer, but ha did not gat there, lite diaaer was served though, and around the hoard were gathered Postmaster licKesn, Collector of the Pott Dravo, Poatasaster Oiliataad of Alleghany, Mayor Gourley, Ho. Wil liam Ftlaa and others of proauaaaca ia Republican movements hereabouts. C. L. Magee was not present. The affair was arranged to devise some plan to keep the Bapubticaas of Alleghany County in line for Delaatatar. There is a leadeacy among ataay of them bow to vote for Pattisoa. Mr. Ouay saade a bold bid for the support of the beads of the various city depart ment, stveral of whom were at diaaer, and he is also asakiag a determined effort to secure the unqualified aid of William Flina. Magee's chief 1am teaaat, whose poaitioa as city contractor make him peculiarly powerful ia swinging vote. It b said that ia Ddamater's behalf aVaator Oiay aas determined to visit Uw various Republican stroagaoUs ia Um State. The object of aislour U to confer with Uw leader aad to have a taorougb uadrrslsr.diag wkk all ate WiftftfUi as to Uuii latenUoas wita wgasd to Uw Uckat- ftteaVaatot will leave for FWbnM pMa to aigat to talk 8ijo Fitkr. of waoae atttludst Uwea Hill eoa Uauea to he grave doubt lath atiad ul the Ujuay people. Tatre was an eatauaiaaUe galaaciag of Republican icaidaat of Vlrglai who leahic ia the laatikt of Columbia last cveuirg. Speeckvea were Indulged la isdondag ike UrrUoa administration, aad Mr. Taylor of Oasacock pcotoatad -t Ike nftVniiiiB of kvoaaa rate ia tka BJaj morWa - flFafaw asflS' a sa natzk-L Tha organisation of T. H. B. Bfuwne Club was elected Wr Ika aWai. Calab I. Tailor oTOaaatirit, Ya. ; vkapasabiewt. aU- Bacu-t of EantvUa; MatHalaUV eaUaJa, XftaCakaMaat Ca4 VIObbI. ftliCatal' waasiawwpa s wen a"aan aw ssvigi (KAawllsCttf slollft O. AttMMa- oi SlaVsMtTVVw chujalst. JqJm aflki Ol uw plac. DOINGS IN CAMP HOW THE-SOLDIER HOYS UIB EN JOYING OUT-DOOR LIFE, PRESIDENT HARRISON VISITS THEM, And Also a Number of Other Dis tinguished Gentlemen. WHAT THE PROWLERS DID LAST NIGHT, Tamed the Gamp OpsMe Dewn A Rek- m Sentry Sheets at Them Fun in the Wee Small Hours, Camp Washington. Fout Washing ton, Mi).. July 38, 1800. Reveille sounded forty minutes before the usual tlrao this morning, nnd the tired guards men, who are striving to enjoy life at Fort Washington, tumbled out of their beds, made a hasty toilet, and within an hour were going through n battalion drill on the old parado grounds. The sleepy guardians of tbe camp, who had battled with roystorers all night long, looked brighter as tho sun rose over tbe Maryland bills, and Joyfully nntlclpntcd tho time when they were to be relieved from their woary vigils. The laborers in tho company streets were busily engaged In making tbcm present a btlghter appearance, nnd nil through the camp tliura was a bustle nnd Imrrvlnp. This wnn .itlrllmtwl tn the fact that riir.snmNTHATinisoNAND hib caiunrt, General Scbofleld and members of tho military committees of both Houses of Congress nre to visit camp to-day, and tho boys nro anxious to present their best appeal no ce. After the battalion drill the mon re turned to their tenia nnd there was gen erally a company drill. Tho men wanted to be perfect in the performance of tho mauiml, nnd In many Instances tbry were put through a long and ardu ous fi't of maneuvres. Captain Dnmer selected fourteen of the best drilled men of tbe Fenrlbles, pi Incl pally those who went to Kansas City last month, and drilled them until breakfast call at 7 o'clock. Ills com pHty lias been selected to give an exhi bition drill before the President, and he wanted tbe boys to lie as ri.NK AS Slt.K. If they do as well as they did In prac tice that popular company will be tbe hemes of tbe camp. Company C of tbe Light Infantry ami the Kmmet Ouards ato also to give n special exhibition for the delectation of the President. It will be an event In the history of the National Guard, not only of this city, but of the entire country, and the officers and men fully realize that the occasion will be one that will give the citizen soldiery movement an Irreslsta blu impetus. The favorable Indorse ment of tbe highest oltlclals of the Gov ernment, especially the Army officers, means a great deal to the men in this camp, and they will leave no stone un turned to gain it. After the drill was over tbe call sounded for breakfast, and the boys tramped gladly over to the old fort where they partook of a meal consist ing of beefsteak, fried potatoes, bread and butter ami colfee. The meal waa an excellent one, and tbe boys did am ple Justice to It. There Is a big change In THK CUI.IXAKV AHKAXOKMEKTi this year, ami It is beet shown by tha decorous manner In which the troops go to and from their meals. Last year they were a mob, howling derisive eoitbels at the eatarer ami officers and almost on the verge of mutlay, but this year the boys fare well, aad conse quently no disorder Is manifested. Thus far there has been but little grumbling, and tbe fact that the regimental officers eat at the same table, ami are furnished precisely the same rations as the pri vates, w sufficient evidence of the character of tbe food. Ilreakfaat over, the men sought their iiuarteis and put them in shape for tha tveat of tbe day. Guns were burnished and all tbe accoutrements polisaed, while the tents were thoroughly cleaned aad I bei r coateats neatly arranged for tbe inspection w bleb ia expected. At a o'clock the guard mount of the day began, tka Kmmet Ouuds doing duly in this respect. Most of tan cmu paay are veterans, and tka dlttcult feat was accomplish ul ia suck a manner as to elicit even taa admirauoa of tka civilians who witaaasad it, without knowing precisely what it was. Laat night was aa avaneful one ia eamp, ami even Uw boys who want through laa MltABJTV OV LAST YBAB will not soon forget it. Xo formal or der was isauad, but ia aattoipatioa of Uw Ptaaidaat's visit. Uw man ware asked w retire early aad ref rata from rutting up so that they would be ia Uw beat possible condition to-day. Many of them followed Uw lastructioae, but others did not. Tka guards were estra vigilant, but ufually they had their labor for their pain, aad afforded con siderable muaataat for Uw rollkkiag members. Everything was quiet until laps. Tat boys UaU-aed to Uw concert la front of aeadquuters ami sang "Aaaie Hooney." aad rigid here it is proper to aay taat a more horribly abused melody has never yet been composed. 'ItaK-aiagTVough Georgia" it aowaetea, and Qeaoral Sm-rmaa. were ae ana, would aad avi eVat relief ia mot hearing Uw song that is suppontd to have baea waapoaail la his honor. Tb noy who did not earn about stay lag ia camp weat to Bives Ytow. Thiy provided I Wish selves wttk paasaf which vet good usiU revesJte. aad tfcey left taa camp la all its gaiety, only to cesura wata ail was aikat, to make AS NAHU UMSCUIKir as tky could with safety. Kow a pu good until revettte Banana a great deal It does la Uw hands of Uw '-Prowlers." aad that organization waa out ia full force hut slgJBi. Taut Vwau man wa eaeoited as aa aonorary awtaaar lat sight, but tjaw aoraiag aa aaaalaioualy reaolved to aavar tU otwaaiMliva wiib Uaat alaap ikaUojrbkg baad of aaktcre T mr pained pbaaaaly at attvat A lm. aad vkwaUw fmu putted ot fat aasjw Usa solaaar hogs gave aer Uwea liuuse Uuee aad several "tiger la fact, there were uux "tiger ' iha anything el. After the boat hml de parted flic "Prowlers" commenced to forage. The barroom was the first point of attack, ami It succumbed rap Idly to the Inroad of the noWe militia In tbe meantime the electric tight bml gone out ami the men concluded to return to camp. Plenty of boats were In walling, but the crowd divided and only two boats were taken. Captain "Hob" .Joyce had command of one piratical craft ami the other was manned by an Individual who refused to accept any other title than "No. lit." The sturdy oarsmen ald a landing could not be made at the bathing beach be cause It and the road to the camp were petiolled by cavalry ami no pastes would be recognized. HKRK WAS A Mt.KMMA, but the only recourse was to row to the wharf. "Annie ltooney" was tabooed, but "Swinging In the Grapevine" fur nished an excellent substitute. An in rfleclual effort was made to board the bum-boat, but tbe crowd had to go thirsty. During the Journey the "Prowlers" mapped out a line of cam paign and put It In practice when the wharf was reached. The sentinel stopped them. Nobody bad pft9es. Must have lost them, etc. It would not work. The corporal of the guard was summoned ami every man, by some mysterious means, suddenly discovered that precious pleco of paper and wont along, after laughing heartily nt the mscoMFiTunR or thk guard. In tho road the guard cannot stop one, and so the loys tramped to the other end of the camp, poking fun nt the sentries as they passed. Lieutenant Hlnes, the West Pointer, who la the military Instructor, was on a midnight tour of Investigation, and ns the boys Iiesscd lie stopped them nnd requested them to keep ns quiet as possible. How they obeyed him will bo seen later on. 1 ho company wns rapidly deserted, for when they reached tho lower end of camp only about fifteen remained. Thiy were ns good as an hundred to nit intents nnd purposes, nnd swoarlng fcnlly anew vl.. : to remain up all night the potty started for tho wharf again nnd Incidentally to take a swim. Tluy were stopped by n vigilant sentry, and ho wns told the party wanted to go swimming. "Well, I guess not. Corporal of the guard, post -Co. I," he yelled, and down from the old fort came a young cltlrer who wanted to see about it. First he wanted the countersign but no body bad It, and ho thought he' would take the crowd to the guard-house. Neither would be look nt pastes, and he began to make preparations TO JIUN THR HOY8 IX. He ought always to remember what an opportunity be missed, for that crowd, with the freedom of the camp, would have elven him some instructions In guard mount. As it was, they told the weary euard how to hold his gun, gave tbe officer some good advice about how to arrest people and went on. It was the same old story, half a doaen times repealed at every post, and the "Prowlers" well deserved their names, for tluy went back and ferth until tha number dwindled to nine. The nine wrre faithful. lit tha pursuit of fun they were ready to risk life, limb and llbeity, and they succeeded only too well. All were members of the battery, ami that company had a bonfire In front of its quarters, where tbe guard was. The "Prowlers" went up to within fifty feet of the tiro and sat around la a semicircle. The guard could dis tinguish forms but not faces, and as he was In the bright light of the Are be was easily recognizable. Tbe boys chaired him, asked him if he waa alive ami encouraged him to walk faster. Meanwhile Sergeant Underwood bail consulted Captain Yates about tbe ad visability of AHHKSTI.VO THE EXTIHK t'AKTV, and he waa told to do It. Walking to the edge of tbe nre, he called to the boys to consider themselves under ar rest and remain where they were. This did not suit them. Tbe woods were one hundred feet In tbe rear ami If they could be safely reached, all would be well, so with one accord ami a yell, "Catch, If you can," every man exe cuted a ilank movement aad began a masterly, albeit somewhat hasty retreat. "Halt," eommanded tbe sergeant. "Go to blazes," yelled the crowd. Then Sergeant Underwood com mitted an indiscretion that might have resulud seriously, had he baea a better marksman. Drawing hU revolver, ha fibku five snore at tbe lapidly fleeing troopers. Just as the edge of the woods was reached, tha whisile of bullets through tha foliage warned tha boys that they were la danger, aad they dashed pell malt down tha narrow circuitous jiath. It was being under ire witk a veagaaaee. but taa boys could not refrain from joklag, for one of them called out: "Oh, it's Underwood, ami he only made two at rifle practice." Juat Uwa a ealamiiy oaeuiacd. Tha leader mad a misstep aad VKU. HaUPlOJiti 1KTO A UtfCU, white Uw others tumbled over aim. ami Uw guard was not far bahiad tkem. Taa Carrie maa saw Uw leader fall ia time to save aUuaeif. aad as Uw guard its by ae stepped off the road among Uw trees. It availed aim aota lag, for every maa was captured ami marched to taa guard teat. Tha snooting attracted a number of oJUceM aad Lkuteaaat iiiaes was early oa Uw spot. The culprit were hauled up before Captaia Yates and Uw mem bers of ais command ordered to Uwk teata. Tka newspaper man was Uw subject of coaaiderabl discussion He aaa gosw bio Uw tbiag foe Uw sow rrpoan of gattlag a story out of it. aad began to look at if ke msgat have to speaa Uw night ia Uw guard aouae. but aa anally got off. Tata likuteaaat Uinea gave I'aoVr wood a savere renrimand for diackara- Ing has revolver, aad also wtprimaadai ! I'lintaia Yatea fox ..' Misifl Usat 1 "Taj'ee a?aa aasass jpeew wapavav i iifwacueu awa to prosit aroumi ma vBmervoou laecttanBa rag caTauJw wkk uj-k, ixal that he trad la the air Tfcjm wesa a number of ais comrade who said be ited oa a Uae and directly it Hw Bering awn. aad all of ba Ward Uw bullets whiatk around w a WlBagir taat was nerve deaUoyiajf 1 ha Jao0lag was Uw talk of Uw camp tbl punto;. ami U likely to be iavao ''Skt4 General Uedway. Poor l8aVaagsM was ridkuled beyond ea uaaiiiGa fnf kjbs had m ftirij awaaakla wWsaUw "fioaiefs," who wat cuta bittsaka If Uwlr fall, were objoet of ayiBMiferTltey U1 not prowl to- nut oaz V4T8SK k) ska mj--- Wiiiaaanir idaaa sawr. aasl " vajt imptovemeal over laat year, ihatt usw ca obtaia aayUtiag la the rating line at city pricet, ami the worm ier managers are reaping a deserved harvest for their liberality antl fair deal ing. The canteen Isnmfer the manage ment of Messrs. Tim Sullivan ami Ed Newmyer, both well ami favorably known In this city as caterers. The programme for the amtiscmcn' of tbe President and Invited grrwta wll' crnsistof a dress parade ami exhIM tbn drills by the different companies Tbe r-rt 'ill be met at the wharf by General Onlway ami bis staff and es corted lo the bemlqnarters, while the battery fires a Presidential salnte of twtnly one guns. An exhibition mount Is alto to be given by the Kmmet Guards. The K.xcelslor took down the Invited guests at 1 o'clock. They numbered several hundred, ami Included a num ber of distinguished persons. President Hatrlson ami Ms family, consisting of tbe members of his Cabi net ami a unmber of Invited gnosis, left for Fort Washington about 3 o'clock on the Government steamer Triton. SUING THREE BIO CORPORATIONS. Tlie Attornrr-denrral I'IIpk n Itlll ror Hie Annullnient of Contract. St. Paut., Minn., July 33. A bill In equity was yesterday filed In the United States Circuit Court ngalnst the Northern Pacific Hallrond Company, Western Union Telegraph Company and the Northwestern Telegraph Uorri pnny, setting forth that the delendant corporators have failed to carry out the provisions of the act of Congress of July 2, lStll, and April 10, lOO, In which tho railroad comp.my was granted valuable concessions from the United States In lands to the amount of twenty alternate sections through any State. One of tho provisions of the act was that the railroad should erect nnd main tain a telegraph system. Subsequently tho Northern Pacific made contracts with the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the complaint alleges that the contracts were beyond the powers of the railroad to mnko or the telegraph company lo receive, and were Induced by Improper and corrupt con siderations, and were against public policy and In violation of the rights of the United .States under acts of Con gress. The court Is therefore asked to annul the contracts. The complnlul Is signed by Attorney General Miller. SHIP ON FIRE AT SEA. THE STEAMER EGYPT OF THE NA TIONAL LINE ABANDONED. Slie Unci n Crrir or .Seventy-Two ilea. Tliry llnlllril With the I'liuniM unit Then Took to tlie Iliiata, New Yohk, July 28. New was re eclvtd this morning by cable from Lon don at tbe Maritime Exchange of the abandonment of the steamer Kgyj at sea. She was said tn be on Are at tbe time. The cableeram did not say whether the crew were saved or not, nor did It give tbe locality of the aban donment. At tbe office of tbe National Line Company In this city the agent said that all they knew of the reported Iom was what they learned from the Maritime 1'xebange cable. They hail not re ceived any word from the London offices. The agent says that tha Rgypt left here oa July 10 for Liverpool. She was eommanded by Captain Sumner, and bad a crew of twelve men. She carried a general cargo. Including 8W bead of cattle. She had bo oil or ex plosives In bar cargo, and carried no passengers, she having lately bean em ployed in freight traffic only. Latbb Further eablea to the Mari time Kxehaage state that tha erew of tbe Kgypt battled with tha flames for twenty-four hours after they ware discovered ami were Anally driven to the boats. All the eattie ware lost aad the crew aad eatttemea, after spending two d tys in open boate, were picked up. Ilerrlble KallnuU Aeetdoat. Kau Kaika, Wit, July 38 A hor rib'e a. cideat occurred oa the Milwau kee, Lake Shore ami Weatera lUilraad at Yigeitoa yeaterday. Two heavy height liaias collided walk rouading; a sharp curve killiag four waa aau seriously aad, paiaaps, fatally injur lag two mora. Tim kUlad aw Fireman Seims, Fireman Buckley. Utakamaa Seymour and aa unknown btakasaaa. Hoik loeomoUvasaad nearly all Uw can are a total wrack. Fatal Kdllntail U4Mtaa, Svcutouc. Ul . July 33. The fast mail goiag eat, which passes Malta a little before boob, ran up Uw aide track there at full speed yeatarday, colUkHax with a height traia. Several pataoaa were injured, aad Pat Dumt, Uw maa of Uw yaiaeager train, was kitted. Taa cause of Uw wreck aad Uw damage have not baea ascertained A i'attMU's Uttaawwate Uasata. St. JotiK'a, X. . July St. Boring lltat fthifMlCC Of fclft Wtefft aMal dUltttl JOft Monday aigai. Taoma Ghraf . ol Pig Brook, aaar HamilUra fades, Labrador, ktited his tkvwc caudraa ami hlwsalf Taa father it uppoat4 to have kmea "ia Wants Haaaaaf." AtoiaTA, Ma. July $8 Befow kaviajj for Waakiagtoa Mi. JiaW clarvd empaaticaBy Usat Mr. Utafaw aad taa Precldant vaw to ealire har imwy. Mr. rHafaa aijsaaja m ajafcohjl Uw 4dmlaltratioa is evety particular. Ka-yreaKaeat Pteaeaajajt a4 oakiu.', Mv, Juty . Bx PfKkUrat t'levelasd. L W. Gitdwt aad alia and Joe iutasoe a4 tfa ky arrtvad at Maakpee. atswaa law wttt . ftaiaia Uuough ihe preaeaa aa -- I Wav Uu tf (atsaal CaBaAaa Tka aaar-tscaaa '"ttlfiHar as Vlaah aUeet. attwana K and F. aartaf baaa fM-rnlaMr it aW Ihafi ClaAaUlA IfauUsua WA ' Wew' a rbv eawep asams swsawe T'Baa i ijMVvw teiLrVfi"Hir 4t hiaftl ajifin ! atorka of which will be occuplaakf Uw ! Govcauaaat ' REPUDIATED COMMOKSBNSKQUICKLYmSPOSES OFTHBCRYOF-BOtCnTT." OPPISED BY SOUTHERN STATESMEN Views of Smlore, Rpri3iUliT asd Imlsslrial OrgMinUoos, THE SOUTH YILL F1G1JT THE FORCE lilt In ABfliaer awl Mn BffiRtirtWaj" the lafaHNtn Umn Mty Be SlrsHglsd Here. Bnt The editorial in the Atlanta CtiuittH Hon of recent date advocating. In the event of tbe passage of the Lodge Fed ernl Kleellons or Force bill, the bor cnttlng of Northern merchants and manufacturers, ami Northern products generally, has caused a wide discussion. The Indorsement given the project by Governor John It, Cordon of QeorgH has added Interest to tbe matter. Mr. K. W. Barrett, the correspondent of the L'onntiluUon, last night sent lit paper the following expressions of opinion by Northern and Southern Senators and lteprerentatlves upon the boycott proposition: Senator llutler of South Carolina "1 think tbe Southern merchants would be jusllflablu In refuting to do business with any Northern city, not only on ac count of Its advocacy of the Force bill, but on account nf bitterness, vitupera tion, and misrepresentation nf the South. I, however, do not think It advisable tor the South to take any concerted action In regard to tbe Force bill yet awhile. Tho chances are the bill wlllnnt pass." Senator Vance of North Carolina: "My church don't allow me to swear, but If you will hwcar for me I would sny this talk of boycotting Is the Uamned st tort of nonsense. I think we should r--Mt the passage of the Force bill liy all legal and constitutional methods, ami appeal In the sober, conservative sentl nit nt of tbe North to aid us. 1ml If It does pass wo should take the advloof the town clerk of Kphcsus and do nih log rab. However, the Ilepublleans ate not going to pass this bill. Senator Oorman of MaryUnd: "Talk of l.j Lotting U (xtreme. Public men here do not entertain such propositions, nor are they disposed to encourage it. The passage of tills bill will Injure the Norili. but not as much as tbe South." The Stnator thin told of a party of Baltimore capitalists, comprised of numbers of both parties, who recently ptoji ctcd a vety extensive enterprise In the South. They afo, however, hold ing off now until they learn what Is to becoma of this Force bill, all of which shows that the growth of the South will be seriously retarded by the passage nf the Infamous bill. Senator CockreU of MKsourl: "I don't care to discus this matter, but you may say I am opttoted to boycott. Kven If 1 favored such, however, I would not advertise It in advance." Senator Call of Florida- "We don't know yet what will be tbe fate of the bill ami I don't think such discussion tleht now Is wise." Kepresentallve Outhwelle of Ohio: "The bill Is a blow at the prosperity of tbe South. I would not encourage threats, but I would encourage remon strances from commercial, manufic turing, mining, railroad Interests and tbe Farmers' Alliance. Tbe most vin dictive manifestations against tbe South in connection with this bill came from memiers locally interested in the sur ctsa of tbe Chicago World's Fair. If their constituencies entt-rtalu such sen tlmtutsas they expressed they hardly want any people from tbe South to at tend their exposition " Senator Cohiuit of Georgia: "1 hare not considered aay particular mean of fighting the Force bill, should it be come a law. My mind has baaa given to consideration of tha means of defeat lag it ia the Senate ami preventing such aa outrage upon our people. Aa ex pression of an opinion as lo retaliating measures before the bill has passed might be an obstacle in the way of its defeat. When tha time comes i will be ready to co-operate ia aay measures to protect our people from it disastrous coaaequeaeae." Congressman Amos Cummiag of New "i ork: -I feel as though tbe ftmOt wouhl be juatlaed ia taktag aay steps taat she sees at to prevent taa passage of this bill. She must bear In salmi taat the bill bear heavily upon New York aad other Democratic cities ia tbe North. Jt is really a bill to retaia aad not retura to Uw people Uw power conferred upon Uw majority of tka lioaaa of liepreseatativea elected two year ago. 1 believe it to be a tb versive of tka liber tka of Uw country a was Uw actio) of taa Municipal Aasem Wy ia Parte fa forcing Uw National As temMy to pas its dec ninety seven year ago. Whatever i done by the Souther maim should he done after i artful dliberetloa The people of Xorthera Congressional district in ter fire with tha paepJa of ttbUtbera C'ouftatioaal diatrUst when their represvntatha ia Congrats enter la suck a conspiracy. Taa South ha a muck rigai to interfere ia Northern C'oagrtsaioaal dleutete a Ike Korth ha ia Souther one, tfefore a stable rum waa paaaed by this Uoum; Thoma B. i Reed, a ttt-pieMatalite from Uw First district of Maine, a iptker aanwwd , tha right to dtUrmiae Uw motive of Charles 7. i'rtop, a Bepsasaajtativa of Ueorgia. ba saakiag a motion oa Uw floor of Uw Uouae. This Lodge Wii is Uw aaw Utiag. but of greater iuaa;nl tuoV If paswd it must deaitea Uw 1 ptoapetity not uaiy of the South but of Sue Me touBUy. La Uw South , call beams rute maatia Inewry city aad town. The North U1 fellow suit aad tha cufiapbator umy be over ahsdmad.'' FtAM ALL OVKK Tilii SOITH. T laM l-XlMiiiTClTU- 4SO ' .AAU0 0O4U4TlO. Kaa Voaa., Jaly . A wU:r of dfsMtehca e puhtsahad ia tha Xei 1 i vriy paiwft w mvfamBg fsoaa polBa ia aha aouthara fttajifli o Uw aubjaol of Higgistiimiiii put forth hv Uw Ailaata C'MaattaXaV. aad iadoftol ay aoaao Goadoa of Gaoriria. that ha caae the VasV eral llactioa bill brcomea a law boy toU ahouid U leaocwd to aaiaal Ncrthern commercltl honaeaatrfJfdtllr erg products. Tbe IteraliT Atlanta rllspateh awg tms Chatnbvfs of Oommefce of Jfaw Orleans. Birmingham, f;tnhburg, Ac gnats, Montgomery. Siranneh aajd other Snntttern cities telegraph totmJ Consft'M'iVwj favoring A eonTantto trf the crrnimefctat flmith tocotrsMer the course tn be adopted if the Force Mlt passes. Richmond telegraon thii It does not deem snytblng like a boveotl advisable, as does Charleston and Mo bile. Baltimore and Chattanooga m their organtfstlons are non politic tt, but they are strongly Against toe P.rfee bill. The TTortrf' Itlchmond special fl) the following as the text nf tha reply Hlchmotrd Cnamber of Cotntweree fe the Cbnrtft nfion' Inqwtfy. '' While dej. Treating the passage of the Force bw, the Itlchmond Chamber of OoiHHWita thinks it unwise for the South to Indi cate in advance of its passage my course of action." Specials from Birmingham, Ala., state that a mass meeting will be hehl there to day tn protest against the pt sage of the Ivlcctlon Mil: also thai n meeting of the Chamber of Com mart has licen called for the same pwrpow. Plspatches from Atlanta report the following orominet men as favoring M lx)rott Idea: Kx Governor Hnlloc.k. Patrick Calhoun nf the Itlchmond Terminal System, Hugh T. Inman, oot ton merchant and bank trrefltdent; Iowrv Hill and Hurt. Colonel Shorter, prtsblent nf the Alabama ltalinmI Commission, alsodcprecatesthetnasage of the bill. Ucttnrts from Little Hoek Indicate that while the passage of the bill would be very offensive to tbebusl m ss men of Arkansas a boycott Is not generally approved. Lieutenant Gov ernor Kngland and President Alii of the First National ldink are among tlioe mentioned as taJdnir this view. ' Prominent cltlrens nf Austin, Tex,, look uiwn the iKiycott suggestion with disfavor. They Insist that no good would come of It, and that If enforced the South would sulTet as much a tha North. The Ixdlcf there teems to tm that the conservative and patriotic ele ment of Congres will be able lo defeat tlie bill. The HtraUV Washington correspond ent says such of the Southern men there as he spoke with deprecated the boy cott Idea, while most of them declined to talk about It. Senators Vance and Gorman, however, freely expraeead tbeinm.'lves as opposed tn the boycott agitation, which they consider a "ataea lew." ONLY A SLIGHT SKIRMISH- A (iHHlrniHlun ()rr IllMthityeit Oiitrrx News Trow .SH'vmliir. Cnv or Mkxico, July 98. Th Guatemalan Minister ha received a telegram from the Guatemalan Klnia tiy of Foreign Affair which saysi "Against the tiositlve order whleh tha Government had given, one of one officers took some of his troop aeraai the line. There was skirmishing of light Importance and our troop, few In number, were ordered to return. They lost nothing. The officer who disobeyed order by croaatng; the fron tier I under arrest and will be court martialed." Tbe President or Guatemala tela graphs the Minister to Mexico that tha Salvadorlaa enemies of Kxeta ware mat and routed by Rxeta. Nkw Yohk. July 28. The ITtraU special cablegram from Ia Idbartai, Han Salvador, says: "The latent new from tbe frontier confirms the report in respect to the victory of Salvador over tbe force ol Guatemala 1 tbe battle of July 17. "Tbe Guatemalans. 1,000 strong. In vaded Salvador under command of ('audio Alvaerex, Xaclsao Vale, ami Pedro and Perez Kerllla. The killed numbered over 300. with many wounded. Thirty refute from Sal vador, among them General Mooteram, have given themselves up to tha Sal vdrians. "General VUlavicenclo, a Salw dorian traitor, attacked the Sa'vadotiau force July 18 and waa dafaMwl, Guatemala eommenoed Uw warfava without tha declaration of war, Many eases of rifles shipped from Saa Fran cisco for the Salvador Government hay been nixed aboard tha Pacific Molt steamship by the Guatemalan Govern ment. It is believrd that aeaaral Fahso Moraa. who was aboard the ateamahln and who ia an aspirant for the praei deacy of Salvador, acted a an laforwar to Guatemala, ami that tha government selied tha aims oa Infoftuatloa tisat at fuiaUhed." HarrtMia YteWa m Paaite Saattmaat, Saw Yon. July & A paell to the rneaa froaa Cap May, X, J., says- Mr- Harriet said to-aight that the PteaJdeat had refused to haveta cottage accepted a a gift, but "rrnm of likiag Cape May so watt, aad 8fa clUy the cottage, ha had hottght outright. The Utemat to the aw: paper that Uw prfca waa t,aTwa untrue, and tbe real price will aot pat he made known. A Trata Kef 4wft InfatijB, NoawAia, to.. JaJy tt Haiti. mia Lyoa, sgd i yean, wajittaf af Port Cheater. N. V aad empto;a4 aa uaia aoy o uw toasofltfated wa thrown under tha vhaeia atteanpttog to board a mi ia thi i Malm yesterday, aad had hi kg em off Mtl collar bona broke, ft It feared that hi injuries will prove fatal ?(t-m-iaMtA- laejaaa, loaa, July iS. The aeoat hf Wbith Serjeant Bate of Uw Tim Wa wkhahiw Volunteer wo Uw fjl prise at iliatey wa 47a. IMa sf also wm to Uwcuateatby Uw l1Mi laaadiaM. "Lieuteaaat Smith, i ptia Biakop. m; tluarte Ut. 4, kwrgMat aall.I aateMaaa a m wwu - . . 1'KKaiX'K. M. i .Ji, utetutheitmmiitee n u of Agwuiture has apt' . i tuiiict' to coat with U ' as u the heat plan to ci sgrk-uliural cUatday at tb ia Cbiatfo U tSW. a- sFW" pl(V SeV' LiJaj, 4uly . A k t vu jib 1 thggt fa-iTPfgTird fiij4f9l t-t. a larLW" pm ssBap iaam "'sv "l"iw1 m.m, am sag vey coraiauy i CBavel Vuhkaa ' id ionirjt.i c aiji"JM f .ia, fat rsVisgaj