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Matters of Interest to Organized
Workingmen of the District.
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.
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.
Fedora l:u of Labor Plasterers Hall.
Foor-anrt-a-lialf street and Peunsylvanla
ovrttoe. Election of officer.
lkifldii.'g Tradt Council Typographical
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.
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
Galvaisd Iron and Cornice "Workers
Hall, 7S7 Seventh stre&t.
Bricklayers' Union. No. 1 Bricklayers'
Hall. Seventh and L streets.
I.. A. 17ts, K. r L.. Journeymen EouM
Famters Harris' Hall, Seventh and D
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,
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.
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
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
the election of officers will take place.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
' 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,
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
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
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,
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."
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Tho SlmdowH Not tlie Souls of the
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.
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
"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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ThoBrtrber's Escape WnsXarrinv.
George Donovan is employed In Tramor's
hotel. Ho is a very youthrul appearing
chap and bears his honors modestly. He
invented several cooling "potions for the
dusty throats of thi customers ot the place
and has a large following. Ho owns a
bicycle and last weekabout 8 p.m. started
to explore- the boulevard, thereon. At the.
corner of 125th street he dismounted to get
a glass of milk and turned his bicycle up
against a lamp-post.
A humorous friend changed tho wheel for
ono belonging to a barber nest door and
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rival ot the others. As It was some hot
words passed, but finally all adjourned and
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It was a mean trick. New York "World.
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