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THE WASHTSTGTO TOU3S, SUNDAY, JULY 7, 1895.
12 m AWEEKIHL&BQRCIRCLES Matters of Interest to Organized Workingmen of the District. MEETINGS FOtt THIS WEEK. SUNDAY, JULY 7. ' L. A., 4JJ0S, K. of L., Musicians Elk's Hall. Ninth and Pennsylvania avenue. National Alliance of Theatrical Stage Em ployvs liatl. 1 810 E si reel. -MONDAY. JULY 8. L. A. 1044, K. of L., Plasterers rias trors' Halt. I'our-uiHi-a-uair street uud Pennsylvania avenue. L. A., 171S, K. r X... Cari)euters and Joiners Hall. Fifth and G streets. L. A . 34 5G.1I. of L , Carriage a ndAVagon "Workers' Assembly Bunch's llall, 814 Eirirth Mreet. L. A. 122S K. of L., Plasterers Lath ers Harms" Kail, Seventh ami D M reels. L. U. No. 180. Brotherhood or Carpen tersHall C7 Massachusetts avenue. TUESDAY. JULY 9. Fedora l:u of Labor Plasterers Hall. Foor-anrt-a-lialf street and Peunsylvanla ovrttoe. Election of officer. lkifldii.'g Tradt Council Typographical Tt-mitfe. "WEDNESDAY, ."JULY 10. L. U. Ko. 1 C&riRnters and Joiners Hall. 4lft Tenth ttieet. L. U.. 2ii&l, K. of L., Tin and Sheet Iron "Workers Plasterers' Hall. Four-and-a-lialf street and Pennsylvania n-enue l'aiwr Hangers' Protective Umo.'i Harris Hntl, Seventh and D streets. L. A. 1178 K. or L., Cement "Workers Hants' Hall, Seventh and 1) stmts. Electrical Workers' Union Suite of rooms, COt Eleventh street. THUltKDAY, JULY 11 District AKhemWy. No. 06. Knights or IbiM- PUWcrers Hall. Four-and-a-half str.ei and Pennsylvania aveuae. Protective Street Kailw&y Union Bunch's Kail. 811 Eighth street. 8:30 a m. Plumbers' Association Elks' Hall, Nir.Ui and Pennsylvania Hveime, Carpenters' Council Hall, 027 Massa chusetts Avenue. Fresco Painters -Hall, 1230 Seventh Etnvt. Galvaisd Iron and Cornice "Workers Hall, 7S7 Seventh stre&t. FP.IDAY. JULY 12. Bricklayers' Union. No. 1 Bricklayers' Hall. Seventh and L streets. I.. A. 17ts, K. r L.. Journeymen EouM Famters Harris' Hall, Seventh and D etre8. L. A. 4896, K. of L., Eccentric Associa tion of Stam Engineers Bunch's Hall, 314. EigWh st Met. Stone Cutters Association Costello's Hall. Sixth and G meets. L A . 115. K. of L., Tile Setters Hall 1816 E street. Clerks' Assembly Nordlinger's store, Georgetown. SATURDAY. JULY 13. L A..2370.K.. r L.. Journeyman Tail ors Piaiit.rars" Hall. Four-and-a-half street ani Pennsylvania avenue. Cigamwkws' Union, No. 110 Hall 737 Bcvcuttt wreet. Printing Pressmens Union. No. 1. I P. T Cisellos HnM, Slxtl: and G streets. Bakers' awl Cuiifestioner.s' Union. No. 1 18 Mauwerclior Hall. SS7 Seventh street. FEDERATION OF LABOR. According to the decision of the meot Ing of June 25 the diors of the Federation were thro wit open to the public on 1 a st Tuos-das- evening for the purpose of protesting against the incarceration of Eugene V. Detts nod for a free expression of sentiment on the action of the Supreme Court in de barring American citizens the right of trial by a jury. The committee in clsarge of making ar- raageroents for Tuesday night's, meeting have bet u warmly congratulated on the success that attended tlieir efforts in fe ouring euch a splendid array of notable speakers for the occasion. It was the opinion of those that attended that if the committee had on'y had more time so that the object of the riieeting and tile names of the speak ers could have been advertised the largest lintl in tins city would have lieen too small for the accommodation of the audience. As it was t he meeting was an acknowledged success. White the Federation did not have its regular eefiou, tlie executive committees have been actively at work during the w efc and will have some very interesting reports to make at the next meeting. The contract committee during tlie in terval lias t-ecurcd tlie nignaturc or a pre m luewt business man on tlie Aveinie to an agreement, which provides that in the future all wort: to be done for Inm shall !e given onl to cnniioyers or strictly union labor and rcoogiiired as such by Dntrict Assembly. No. 00, of the Kniglits or Lalmr awl the Federation or Lslwr of tlie District of Columbia. AnollierlHisineFsmau nasal) ap-died for a similar agreement. QaHe a number of credentials for the ensuing term were handed to the secretary Tuesday night , and will be presented to the Federation at its next meeting. The next meeting will be an unusually busy one. for in addition to the accumulated btwS4iesaudUieadmiUanccofnewdeegatcs, the election of officers will take place. DISTRICT ASSEMBLY. Ititireday being tlie Fourth of July, no meeting of the District Assembly was had. Thk lact was a source of disappointment to many delegates and cx-delegates of the District after it became known that the general master workman, James R. Sov ereign was in the cil3-, and was only ex pected to stay, a few days, owing to an en gagement that lie hud made to speak on the Foanli at tlie great labor ronss-meetlng in Brooklyn, N. Y. It has since transpired that the authorities of that city have , at the last moment. Issued ail order prohibiting the use or a public park where the meeting was to have becu held aiKi while organized labor of Brooklyn has Uie sympathy of the fra lernlty throughout the country in Its dls cppuHitmeat. still, what is Btooklyn'rt lo6 is Washington's gain, for the delegates to the District Assembly will have the pleasure of meeting the general master workman at the District meeting next Thursday night. The Labor Day committee met In regular Bcssion last Tuesday evening, with Chairman Weils in tlie chair. Secretary Ilea pre sented letters from the respective locals announcing their indorsement of the propo sition of the committee to celebrate Labor Day by tiaving a grand day parade, also announcing that committees had been ap pointed to meet the central committee in conference. With Uie exception of one or two lot -ate all have been heard from, and in every caw a desire to participate In the pgnuto itae lieen expressed. Alter therejiortK had been made a special committee of dcl'-gntes, -Worden, Ciscle. and Oomiors were appointed on route of parade ami on Uie advisability of giving an exc4oii after the parade. Tlie retary was instructed to 6cnd out netices to all the local committees calling Sot a ,jo:t conference on Monday evening, July 35. when Uie plans of4he central com mittee wiH lie submitted for theapproval of tlie conference. Several or the organizations do not favor each a long line of march as that of last year. On that occaslou much confusion was experienced by extending the line of march to Thirty-third Btrept, where it -was intended Tor the first division to open ranks so as to allow the other divisions to -las in leview, but the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company seriously and oulragoouBly objected to this part of tbe programme being carried out and rushed their cars through tlie lines regard Iefisifthelivesorllmbsoftboseparticipating In the jiarade. Suggestions have been made that this year tlie line of march extend to Wabhtngtou Circleaud then countermarch at that p'liat. Application will also be made to the Commissioners, in sufficient time, for orders to be issued to the managers of the railroad company to stop tlie running or cars during the parade, 60 as to prevent the occurrence of last year. Chairman "Wells has in his possession several unique features that might be in troduced in the parade which he will submit at the conference for consideration. The following well-known labor leaders arc on the committee: Milford flpohn.ofthe bricklayers union; Daniel Dougerty.orthe mariue engineers; J. F. P. Magee, of the carpenters' union; Fred C. Connors, of the sione cutters' association, and Charles H. "Worden, of the painters' assembly. The above represent the Federation of Labor on the central committee, and the roKow ing represent the District Assembly: Chns. J. Weds, of the plate printers; E. J. Ilea, or the stationary engineers; Geo. E. Ciscle, or the tin and sheet iron workers; O. S. Monti, of Excelsior Assembly, and J. H. S. "Watson, or the cement workers. The or ficers of the Joint committee are: Charles J. "Wells, chairman; E. J. Hen, secretary, and Charles II. Worden. teeasurer. The conietctiee wan uie local committee will take place at Typographical Temple, July 15,7.30 p. m. AMONG THE LOCALS. Carpenters Assembly, No. 1748, K. of L., held its regular meeting Monday even ing in Harris' Hall. Keports were had from the District Assembly, "Federation of Labor, Building Trades Council, and also from the Carpenters' Council. The trus tees reported that they had inspected the hall, corner of Fifth and G streets, and recommended that In future the meetings of the assembly be held there. Reports irom the Catholic University job : were to the effect that the men had taken exceptions to the statement made in The Times that Mr. Brady, the superintendent, had said that they hud not moral courage enough to demund their rights. Mr. Brady had been waited on and he had stated that his remarks were i.ot intended particularly for the rsen on the University Job, but were intended for all men who continued to woik without any protest for less Mian what was due them, and did not have the moral courage or independence to demand their rights. The delegates were of the opinion that the explanation of Mr. Brady at least included the men on tho University who had worked and fctill continued to work for less than the standard rate of wages. The report on the proposed new building of Messrs. House &Herrmann was to the effect that Mr. Samuel Prescott had f-e- cured the contract, and while he was not considered as very favorably inclined to ward organized labor, still he had signed a contract which provided for union wares, union hours, and union men on the work. The installation of officers for the oust-ing term then took place, and was im pnawively performed by Past Master Work man Deeny. The riestercrs' Lathers' Assembly held a very interesting meeltug in Harris' Hall Monday evening, with over two-thirds of the entire membership present. By previous appointment the District master workman, YV. H. G. Simmons, in stalled the officers, assisted by Past Master "Workman J. B Fenton, of the Carriage and Wagon "Workers' Assembly. After the installation ceremonies had been concluded appropriate addresses were de livered by the installing officer and Ills assibtant, and responded to by the mas ter workman of the assembly . L. A. 3450, K. of L., Carriage and Wagon Workers, held a very enthusiastic mening Monday evening in Bunch's-Hall. The attendance was larger than at any previous meeting in the recollection of the oldest members. The election of officers took place with no lack of candidates, but with a prevailing fraternal spirit. The executive committee reported the sending out of communications to theprin cipal business men of the city, requesting that any work done by them be given to employers or members or the As.-embly. The communication contained a correct list or carnagemakers employing organized labor. In every case a favorable answer had been received. The Galvanized Iron and Cornice Workers, at their last stated meeting, held last Thursday evening, installed the following officers: William Chambly. president; C. M. Addis, vice president; Charles Maier, preceptor; D. C. Childress, recording secretary; F. W. Hilderbrandt, financial secretary; J- II. rratt. treasurer; W. H. Whiting, con- jductor. and Howard Keefer, warden. Del ates to the Federation of Labor. Joseph Hooiiey, Charles Miner, C. M. Addi6, R. Stockmnu and C. D. Childress. Delegates to the Building Trades Council: P. F. Robinson. William Chambly. Howard Keefer. W. II. Whiting and M. Morris. The meetings or the organization will continued to be held for the present at the hall. 737 Seventh street. The Eccentric Association or Steam En gineers held its regular weekly meeting Friday cvning In Bunch's Hall, 314 Eighth street. After tbe regular routine busi ness the paFt master v.rkmau installed the following of ttcers: J. J . Breen, master work man; C. A. Holmes, worthy foreman; E. J. R'?a, recording lecrctary; W. J. Leaman, financial secretary-treasurer; J. C. Whreler, almoner. E. J. Rea, statistician: J. K. Word, trustee. The trustees whose terms nave not expired are J. F. Grimesand G . S . Hulme. The election of officeis, also dclrgates to the District Assembly and the Federation or Labor resulted in an entirely new dele gation, not a fcii'gle incumbent being re elected. This departure indicated no want or confidence in the old officers, but was intended to give an opening to the other memliers. The quarterly report of officers showed an increasing memliership. The finances of the organization was very flattering. The insurance feature of Ihe organization was shown to lie within ?5 of the limit, thus preventing any as.-essment or call on the general fund. The executive board was instructed to call on the managers of Albaugh's New Lafayette Opera House to request the employment of competent union engineer. Letter was reeeived from tlie secretary of The Washington Times Company referring a letter to the organization that had been received by The Times" from the widow of one of the unfortunate men who recently lost their lives by the giving way of a scaffold on which they were at work. The letter was accompanied by $5 given by Mr. Conn, president orThe Times company, asa starter towards a fund for the benefit of the widow who has been left with her small babes in a destitute condition. The letter was favorably received, and the sum of $5 appropriated, with the re quest that The Times open a subscription list, and call on the charitable to aid in this worthy case. The plan of publishing coupons, as sug gested by The Times, to procure books for a workingrnen's library, was also heart ily endorsed. During the evening the following resolutions were also unani mously endorsed: Whereas, the employes of the Anacostia Street Car Company have at last asserted their manhood, and determined to throwoff the Griswold yoke of oppression by refusing to work for the starvation wage of SI. 30 for twelve hours' work, therefore, be it Resolved, that this local assembly of the Knights of Labor does hereby extend to said street car employes our sympathy and pledge them our moral and financial support; and be it further Resolved, That as true Knights of Labor we pledge ourselves to refrain from pat ronizing said railway until union men are employed at living wages, and further Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions lie given to the press aud a copy forwarded to tho secretary of the Protective Street Railway Union. The master appointed II. W. Pole, worthy guide; J. C. Wheeler, "W. I.; W. D. Mncomber, O. W., and M. L. Ward, J. E.. for the ensuing term. Local Union, No. 1, Carpenters and Joiners, met in regular session in their hall. No. 419 Tenth street, last Wednes day morning. During the evening several Important amendments to the constitution were adopted. The election of a treasurer which has been pending for some time re sulted In the election of Brother Samuel Beall. The principal business of the evening was the discussion of the affairs on the university Job. This discussion originated from the reading of an article in the Evening Star, which contained interviews with Bishop Kcane's private secretary and Mr. Brady, the superintendent of the work. The article was severely criticised by the members of the union from several standpoints. Th members stated that in the inter view belween the committee and Bishop Keane, that gentleman had expressed his sympathy with working people inendeavor ing to obtain what was Justly theirs and advised the committee to present the facts of the case to Mr. Brady, who he felt as sured would do justice in the matter. Mr. Brady was then seen and stated that he was under the impression that the wages paid on the university we re the same as paid by the reputable builders of Washington. He requested the committee to prove to the contrary by furnishing him a list of builders paylugmore. Thlsthocoramittoepromiscd to do. At the next interview with Mr. Brady, the committee furnished the list aa requested, Mr. Brady, expressed his satisfaction on learning that so many builders of reputa tions were paying tho standard rate of wages, but said that he could give no as surance that tho wages of the men employed at the university would bo increased, as he hnd neither confidence or respect for men who had not tho independence or moral courage to demand what was justly theirs without the intervention of others. It was furth'ir stated that at a subseqent interview, Mr. Brady had qualified tlint re mark by adding that it was not meant par ticularly for tho men on the university, but for men in general. Inthelist furnished by the committee wore names of the oldest and most reliable builders of this city. Builders who had never been known to pay lees than the standard rate of wages, and the members, of the union denounced in vigorous terms the presumption of Mr. Brady in asserting to the contrary. The members further 6tated that it was their honest belief that the reputable build ers of "Washington would retire from business rather than stoop to take advantage of the industrial depression by forcing their em- ployes to work for starvation wages, and by so doing force litem to take work at night in order to support their families. The members further declared that tho unions hud no hand in fixing the present rate of wages paid in this city, but that the rate was fixed at a meeting of the Master Builders' Association two years ago, which the unions accepted after being officially notified by the association. The members were of the opinion that as Mr. Brady had stated to the Star re porter that he knew of some men who had voluntarily resigned rrom the union to work Tor lower wages, the true reasons for their resigning should be made public. When tendering their resignations these same men stated that they were going to work for a Mr. Rabbit, who it was sup posed would have some influence in put ting men to work on the university job when that work started, and by working for this man at cheap rates they would secure his influenco in getting a job on the university. The class of men that Mr. Brady refers to simply join the unions to securo work on a job controlled by the unions, and when that job is completed and another is not immediately secured for them they drop their membership. Tho statement that union men hnd ap plied for work at the university and were willing to work for S1.75 per day was also indignantly denied. If any men had made that olfer it was the class of men referred to, who come from the rural districts and have no bona fide residence in Wabhington and were never union men at heart. Tho unions wero of the opinion that it was not tho desire or interest of the authorities and faculty of the university to discriminate against union men, and i it was with this belief that committees had been appointed to request that jus tice be done. Mr. Brady denies that he discriminates against union men, but at the same time establishes Baltimore wages on the job, which is 30 cents per day less than Wash ington wages, and virtually debars any honest Washington union man lrom work ing there. That the men on tlie job aro dissatisfied with the wages Is an open secret, but the hard times and lack or moral courage, that Mr. Ilrady speaks of. prevents them from openly demanding more pay. Such were the opinions freely expressed at the union. The matter will be brought up again at the meeting or the Carpenters' Council and the Huildiug Trades Council, and will not be allowed to drop. An im portant investigation will be demanded and gentlemen of influence with the Unl-- versity will assist in seeing justice done. rue regular meeting oi tuuiiuuiii j.ooki. No. 174. International Association of Ma chinists, was held at Mt-Cauly's Hall, Pennsylvania avenue southeast, last Wed nesday evening. Interesting speeches were made by prominent members or the order and were listeued to with marked attention. Tlie occasion was rendered doubly in teresting by the introduction or the beauti ful and impressive installation ceremony performed by Acting Past Master Me chanic J. D. D. alley, and the following of ficers installed into office for tho next six months: Henry Lewis. M. M.; W. E. Swain. W. F.; William Andrews, recording secretary; F. B. Lear, financial secretary; E. S. Stokes, treasurer; J. F. Swain. Cor.; W. W. Bellow, I. S. . and J. Membert, C. Excelsior Assembly, No. 2072. Knights of. Labor, held its semi-monthly meeting in the Typographical Temple last Friday evening. Master Workman Montz was In thechair. Thexoutine business was quickly transacted, as it was well known that the District master workman was present lor the double purpose of installing the officers and delivering an address. It had been confidently expected that the executive board of the District Assembly would b2 present. But the fact that the Painters, Tile Setters. Eccentric Engineers, and the Clerks Assemblies were holding sessions on the same evening, it was prac tically impossible for the full board to be present at the meeting. The executive board, however, was well represented. The orricers were then duly installed by the District Mster Workman, in his usual impressive manner. After the installation Brother Simmons interested the members by delivering an address, during which he complimented the members of the "Edu cational Assembly" of the District on the good work that they had done in the past ior the cause of humanity, and the good work they were now engaged jin. In speaking of the incarceration or Debbs, the District Master Workman did not mince words in telling his honest opinion and con victions or what was meant by a govern ment by injunction, which is in direct conflict with the intentions or the rathers of the Republic when they established a Constitution. Otherspeeches weremadeby visiting members, and responded to by the presiding officer and members of the as sembly. During the evening feeling remarks were made on the death of Brother W. H. Crom line, and tlie following resolution adopted: Whereas Excelsior Assembly, No. 2072, K. or L., has heard with profound regret of the death or our beloved brother, William H. Cromline, for many years a faithful mem ber of this order, a charter member of tho Carriage and Wagon Workers' Assembly, No. 3450. K. of L., but for the last two years and a half connected with this as sembly; therefore bo it resolved Resolved. That we hereby, express our sincere sorrow In this great loss and that we extend to the bereaved relatives of the deceased our hcartfeltsympathy in their affliction ' Resolved, further, That a copy of these resolutions be preserved upon tho minutes of the Excelsior Assembly and that a copy of them be transmitted to tho family of the departed brother. Announcement was made that Brother James W. Cheyney would deliver an ad dress before the assembly at the next meeting and that members of the order were fraternally invited to be present. Local Union, No. 130, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, met hj their new hall, 627 Massachusetts ave nue, last Monday evening for the first time. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Burner. Secretary Sheerread the minutes and communications. The following officers were then installed by the past president, G. Edmonson: W. E. Burner, president; M. D. Rose vjee presl ent; J. M. Heisley, treasurer; L. F. Bur ner, financial secretary; Charles Sheerer, recording secretary; William Fox, warden; H. Donaldson, conductor, and G. Edmonson, trustee. Reports from the Carpenters' Council were made by Delegates Heisley and Rose, which showed much activity among the members of that, body and good results from pushing union principles into every corner. Delegate Rose made report from the Building Trades' Council. The most in teresting reports of the evening were made by two members of the union thathad been calledorftheCatholicUniversityjob. Their report allcjred that some two-faced deal ings had b'len carried on by the officials of that institution'. The report also showed a willingness on the part of union men to ob?y the orders of the Carpenters Council. After the reports were had a Tunning debate followed, during which the affairs at the university were indignantly dis cussed with no credit to that institution. Tim coorctnrr was directed fo communi cate with Union No. S3, of Baltimore, to find out tho truth of tho report that members of that union were working hero for less than wages. On motion, it was ordered to carry the 'matter to the higher bodies and to give ' tho public the true facts or the case. " A good deal of routine business was transacted. M. D. pilose was elected to tho Building 'w.ides' Council for tho ensu ing term, after which tho union adjourned to meet to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock sharp- IN A YVdllTUY CAUSE Subscriptions Solicited For "Widow of tho Unfortunate Cornice-Worker. Tho Times has 'been requested by the Eccentric Asscoiation of Steam Engineers to open a subscription list for Mrs. Lucy Phillips, widow of the cornice worker who lost his lire by the fall of scaffolding on the corner of Twelfth and L streets northwest, a few weekB ago. Tho Times cheerfully acquiesces and solicits liberal contributions for one who is loft in distressfully destitute circum stances. Already received: C. G. Conn, $5. Eccentric Association of Steam Engineers, $5. One- Week's News and Gossip Around Local Armories The Third Battalion is to be inspected. The inspection is really an investigation. Gen. Ordway ordered it last week. Major Alexander, inspector general, will be in charge. He will lol.'ow certain lines laid down by Gen. Ordway, but will Fatisry himseir concerning the command. The order came in the nature or a surprise. But one need not be rendily surprised at any tiling which may happen during the next Tew weeks. The order has been transmitted to the major commanding through Adjt.Peixotlo, of the First Regiment. It is very general in its nature nnd Major Alexander will know all about the command when he is through. He iB to satisfy himself concerning each of ficer and his command, the condition of the property, etc. There is no intention of disciplining any one in this manner. There are no charges pending against the organization. The commanding general wants to know all about the eiliciency of the command, that is all. In.spenking of the matter Gen. Ordway said to The Times representative: "We are simply investigating as any business man would his ofnee. It is not became certain things were or were not done at camp that the order has been Issued. That battalion has the best material in It or any in the guard nnd it should sow it. Major Alex ander will take his own time and ruuko a rull and complete report." COURTS MARTIAL ORDERED. Matters are becoming interesting in the various battalion. Before camp a general order stated tha spventy-live per cent, of-each commnnd,was expected to be In at tendance. Headquarters is trying to set tle the matter and so the following para graph fruni general orders No. 12-js of in terest: - I "Battalion commanders will immediately appoint battalion courts martial for the j trial of all enlisted men who failed to report for duty as ordered by paragraph II, general orders No. 0, current beries, who had not been previously excused by their commanding officers. Copies of the pro ceedings of these battalion courts-martial will b? forwarded to these headquarters be fore the 31st instant. "From the morning reports made during the encampment a complete list of the men 'absent wit'iup t leave' has been pre pared. Every name on this list must be acted on, and disposed of, by the battalion courts -martial hereby ordered. On the findings of these courts will be based such further action as mar be found proper in regard to companies that failed to have a proper percentage of attendance in camp." When the results of these courts-martial are reported to headquarters, action will be taken. Majors will at once appoint the courts and the trials will likely begin this week. No one can tell what the outcome will be. The Fifth battalion will illus trate what is to be done. In that command seventeen men were absent from camp without leave. Since the return of the brigade four of these men have presented reasonable excuses and have been marked excused. The remaining thirteen, how ever, must be tried by the courts-martial. The Fourth Battalion had a court martial last week on two privates or Company A, Fourth Battalion, who were charged with b"ing implicated in the row over t he punch brewed in honor or the Troop's sare return. Capt. Williams, or Company D, was presi dent or the court. He heard witnesses and the rinding of the court was that tho prisoners were not guilty as charged. This report was forwarded to headquarters and of course no further action can be taken. The affair was a disgraceful one, though. NEW RANGE NAMED. You will go to Ordway to shoot after this week. Of course you getM?ff at Macgruder's station, on tlie Pennsylvania railroad, but the track where tlie range is located is to bo known as Ordway just as Sea Girt is named. Gen. Ordway was not consulted. Major Harries and theadjutant general took ituponthemselves to christen it. ir tho weather is good this week the range will bo completed. All last week a rorre of men was at work under the immediate supervision of Lieut. King. Tlie engineer ing work was complied and everything put in shape for the laborers. A gang of rifteen or twenty men will go to work to morrow and with plans will soon get things in shape. A small rorco of carpenters, too, will be employed. They will build the ofHce and storage rooni3, which are to be erected at one end or the range. This building will bo 35x20 feet, and the greater part or it will consist or storago rooms. It will bo run up in a few days. The range is to have twenty-one tar gets and is to be wide enough for a num ber of men to shooC at each one at the snme time. This is not possible on any other range in the country. The ririe pits will lie of the regulation size and depth, and everything will be in first- class shape. It is probable that the first shooting at Ordway will bo volunteer practice for ihi Sea Girt, learn. This, of course, will lie under the immediate command of Major Harries. He will' tfike out about fifty volunteers, outside or last year's team. They will leave on, the 2:01 p.m. train, and there will be opportunity for each man shooting orr two scores at 200, 500, and COO yards, These two scores will be the Tirst test". It is probable that the lowest fifteen will ,bc dropped. At fu ture practices mcYre fiien will-be dropped, until the team 18 composed of the very best shots. When, this has been accom plished tho team ilself will go into prac tice, and hard practice at that. It will be no child's play this year. Company C, Second Battalion, known all over thq, country as the Fcncibles. has been mustered ' out. Honorable dis charges have been issued to First Lieut. Lee B. Mosher and Second Lieut. William W. Mortimer. Cnpt. Domer has been di rected to issue honorable discharges to each of the enlisted men. MUSTERED OUT. The order mustering out this company is very severe aud is as rollows: "Under the provisions of section 18 of theantofCongressapprovcd March 1,1889, 'to provide Tor the organization of the militia of the District of Columbia, Company C, Second Battalion, is hereby disbanded, having been found on 'duly ordered inspection' of May 6 'to have fallen nelow a proper standard .or cm ciency.' " "As a matter ot fact, this company has never attained a proper standard or efri ciency. During the eight years or its serv ice the inspecting officers have each year reported it among the poorest in the brigade in general military efficiency, and, notwith standing repeated official censures for its disregard of orders and regulations, its recent inspection aemonsirateu uie met I that the company cannot be depended on to raid some boys perform Fervlce that may bo required of It in the National Guurd.and therefore is not worth the expense necessary to be incurred by the United States and the District of Co lumbia to maintain it." Immediately after the inspection it was decided to muster out the company within sixty days unless something untorscen had occurred. Nothing happened to save them. A large attendance atcamp and an evidence shown of a desire to do soIdier'B work might have kept them in, but no such desire was manifested. All that remain of tho company is Capt. Domer. The Fcncibles have occupied a prominent place in Washington for tho past live years. They secured it by prize drilling. Tho guard, itseir, took an Interest, and lar from being Jealous was proud of the successes they won. They turned out in a body to welcome them upon their return. It was not the attendance at camp or the bad showing at the inspection which caused the mustering out of the company. They were only the last straws. Ever since the Fcncibles have belonged to the guard they have never been soldiers. None or their reports were ever sent in. the proper time. Every a nnunl report has been from six weeks to two months late on their account. The company never drilled except when it was getting ready for a prize contest, and then they put In enough energy to have made them the most excellent soldiers. It was this accumulation which caused their muster out. The Feneibles are to form an Independent organization. s it issaid. The Rifles were the only independent organization in the District and they grew mighty tired of being treated merely as an armed club. This seems to be the fate of the Fencibles an an independent company. They could never passthrough any state in uniform and bearing arms without the consent of the District militia authorities. The gover nors pf various states ahvuys refer requests for permission ta pass through to the home militia authorities of the command applying. NOTES FROM COMMANDS. Mr. H.M. Hanks, elder clerk to Gen. Ord way, has tendered his resignation, to take erfect July 15. This news will he learned with regret by every member of the guard. Mr. Hanks, by his upright dealings, has endeared himself to all who had transac tions w!th him. He will take a rest at Bay Ridge immediately after leaving. An up right, courteous gentleman, will lie missed when Mr. Hanks has gone. The armory has a new riag. 10x12 feet. A storm flag Is badly needed. Private Charles F. Giddings. Company C, Fourth, has been transferred to Com pany A, Second battalion. The Corcoran Cadets are having their rooms arrayed like Solomon. The glass doors are up in the hall and Capt. Edwards begins to think his boys have the snuggest home ill the armory. Rumor has It that a number of resigna tions are coming. She says the adjutant and two lieutenants ot the Fifth want more time for homo life. Sergt. Daly la busy gathering up the property of the Feucibles belonging to the United States. An oider transferring tbe Second Sep arate fompany to the engineer corps has been revoked. Candidate First Sergt. S. H. Wiggins bus been appointed acting cap tain and Privato Frank P. Libby acting nrst lieutenant. The company has thirty five men on tbe roster and is booming. It was very quiet at tho armory on the Fourth. Only eeven men were In the building. The Emmets have lost three men by death during the year. A board of survey has been appointed in the Fifth Battalion aud the stafr ha been put to work. The board consists or Qmr. Myers, Surgeon Nccly and Inspector of Rifle Practice Shaw. Company D, Sixth, is booming. Sergt. Mattinglyj who has been authorized to recruit it, has fifty enlistment papers out and nearly all of" them signed. This com pany will hustle 6ome of them yet. It Is rumored that the Rifles are ready to recruit to two companies and perhap3 more. They may irake up a battalion like the Washington Light Infantry.. Battery II did noble duty on the Fourth firing salutes. The platoon was under command of Lieut. Robblns. CONCERNING "DUIU'IES." Tho SlmdowH Not tlie Souls of the Departed. When I first came to Jamaica the sur roundings of that lovely tropical island seemed to my unsophisticated eyes to for bid theconvenrional gho3t, says a writer in the National Review. The tiny wooden boxes, bright with creepers, and gay with green and white paint, that'or the most part did duty for houses, offered surely neither space nor attraction to a properly consti tuted apparition. It was a surprise, therefore, to find lhat in the daily life or the negro population "duppies" occupied a very considerable and. indeed, dignified position, and were not only recognized as a serious fact but were to b2 spoken of if, indeed, it were advisable to speak or them at all to strangers with fit ting reverence. Even the mure educated were not above a lurking belier in their ex istence, while for Uie ordinary negro that there were duppies around him was as un doubted a truth as the clear sunlight in which he lived. Now it is tlie general idea of English peo ple, even or those that have lived all Iheir lives in the West Indies, that a "duppy" is simply the negro equivalent for our "ghost," but after many anc- patient inquiries rrom the negroes themseki-s this I round to be a mistako. To be exact, a true "duppy," although an apparition, isnot the spiritor soul, but only the shadow or the departed, the soul be ing perfectly distinct from its duppy, and going to heaven or hell, as the case may be, leaving its shadow orduppy tolinger be hind on earth, where, unless exorcised by certain ceremonies, it may work mischief, or, at least, cause annoyance to the living. For instance, the soul of a notorious evil doer, a noted Obeah man. for example, is supposed by them, naturally enough, to go straight tohellforhiscrimes. b'jthis duppy will remain behind him; only, being the shadow of a bad man, it will partake of his viclousqualiticsand probably become trans formed into a "rolling calf," that bugbear of all negroes. A "rolling calf" is a very terrible creature, that haunts the hillsides and lonely places, to the terror of travel ers. It has fiery eyes and Is accompanied bv the sound as of heavy, clanking chains. Apart from this, it is shaped much like an ordinary cow, and to be caught by one is death, with the additional horror of being jirced afterward to become a rolling calf oneself. One chance of escape, however, remains to the unfortunate victim. The rolling cair cannot run up hill, and therefore if a slope can be reached, so that one is above instead of on a level with or below the terrible pursuer, safety is insured. Pos sibly some dim remembrance or. the Arrican burfalo and its habits lies at the root or this strange tradition, Tor I believe a buffalo can not charge uphill. FOR AN UNSPOKEN SPEECH. Tho Trlsli Tut riot Jailed for "Words He Didn't Suj'. A member of the Land League was sent from Dublin to a certain district to get up a meeting and make a speech , says the New York Journal. On reaching the town where the meeting was to be held the speechmaker met a friend and, both being genial fellows, they re tired to a public house and had something. Then they began talking over old-time remi niscences, and tho first thing the Innd leaguer knew was that the attendant had come In to light the lamp. "Great goodness!" he said, "I was sent down from Dublin to get up a meeting here, and now it is too late." "Oh, well, it doesn't matter," 6aid the other. "Yes , but It docs matter," said the organ izer. "I have to report to my superior that the meeting was held." "Oh, that's all right," said his friend. "Here, you write out a "speech and I will send it to the local papers, which will print it, just as if the meeting was held, then the folks In Dublin won't know the dif ference." - This was quickly done, and thespeech that was never delivered appeared next day in the papers. The run of the thing comes in over the fact that the leaguer, was arrested and was sentenced to four months in jail for a speech that he never delivered, at a meeting that was never held. 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