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Matters of interest to Organized
Workingrnsn of the District.
Columbia Typographical. Union, No
10 1 TypograplilcalTcrunle.
L. A. -JiCb. K. ot L, JIuMcians Elks
Hull, Ninth and Pennsylvania avenue.
The Times AssemWy.K. or L. Plasterers'
Hall, Pour-and-a-lmir ttreet und Penusyl
aiila avenue, 3 p. m.
L. U., No. ISO Brotherhood ot Car
pentersHall, 627 Massachusetts avenue.
L.. A., 1C 14. K. or U Journeyman Plas
terers Plasterers' Hall, Four-und-alialf
etrect and Pennsylvania avenue.
U A., 1748, K. of L. Carpenters and
Joiners Society Tempi, Filth and G
L. A., 1228, K. ot L. Hastercri,' Lathers
Mariners' Temple, Seventh street south
west, opposite l'eutz ivharr.
L,. A., 1040, K. or L linkers' Drners
Bunch's Hall, 314 Eighth street.
Federation ot La!jor-Plablcrers' Hall,
Four-aiid-a-Iialt street and Pennsylvania
L U., No, 1, Carpenters, Joiners, and
Btalrhuilders -Hall, 418 Tenth ftreet.
Columbia Lodge. No. 17 1-Macliinists
McCaulcy's Hall, Pennsylvania avenue
PanerltaiiKers' Protective Arsoclntlon
Harris' Hall, Seventh ai.d D Etrcets.
L A. 1173, K. ot L, Cement, Workers
Hurrls' Hall, Seventh and D streets north
Barbers' Assembly Plaslerers'Hall.Four-nud-a-hair
street and Pennsylvania avenue.
riato Printers' Assembly, K". or L.
Grand Army Hall, Pennsylvania avenue.
L. U., No. 17, Horscshoers Hall, 737
Seventh street.
Pioneer Assembly, K. or L., Laundry
Workers Ilayden Building, Four-ana-a
hair street and Pennsylvania avenue.
District Assembly, No. 60, Knlguta of
Labor-Plasterers' Hall, Four-aud-a-haK
street and Fcnneylvanla avenue.
Protective Street Railway Union
Bunch's Hall, 8:30 n m.
Carpenters' Council Hall, No. 627
llassachuselts avenue.
Galvanized Iron and Cornice Workers
Hall, No. 737 Seveuth street northwest,
Stonemasons' Union Plasterers' Hall,
Four-and-a halt street and Pennsylvania
avenue. -
L. A. 1708, K. ot L., Journeymen Houso
Painters Harris' Hall, Seventh and D
streets northwest.
L. A. 4800, K. ot L., Eccentric Associa
tion or Steam Engineers Bunch's Hall, No.
811 Eighth street northwest.
L.A 1193,K.orL .Mosaic and Encaustic
Tile Layers Hall, 131G E street.
Clerks Assembly, K. ot L Hall over
Nordllngers store, Georgetown.
L A. 2672, K. ot L-, Excelsior Assem
blyTypographical Temple.
ElecUlcalWorkera HaU,No.827 Seventh
Marine Association ot Bteam Engineers
Mariners' Temple, Seventh street south
west, opposite Pentz's wharf.
L A. 2389, K. or L., Journeymen Bread
Bakers Plasterers! Hall, Four-and-ahalt
street and Pennsylvania uvenue.
Cigar Makers' Uuiou, No 110. Hall,
No. 737 Seventh street northwest.
Local Union No. 188, Journeymen Tail
ors Costello's Hall, Sixth and G streetf.
L.U. No. 118; Bakersand ConfecUoners
Hall, No. 827 Seventh street.
There were no matters ot special Im
portance or any postponed business to
eoine up before the Federation ot Labor at
the regular meeting last Tuesday, but when
President McUugh called the meting to
order every available seat In the hall was
taken up. Representatives rrom thirty
three local organizations answered to their
names at roll call and delegates from three
ether organizations reported Immediately
alter the opening ceremonies.
The contract committee reported inter
view with Charles Baum, relating to the
work on the improvements to his store.
Mr. Baum had inrormed tho committee
that he had Lcin nbsent during the time
the carpenter work had been going on, but
the committee could rest assured that-.he
rest oT the work would be done by union
labor. Mr. Baum .also Inrormed the com
mittee that he was now accepting propo
sals for the erection of flats on Fourteenth
street, and that the contracts would
specify that nono but union men should
be employed on the work.
Thecommlttcein theirreport recommend
ed that toprevent any conflict with theexec
utlve committee from the District Assem
bly, that in all matters of Importance per
taining to the work of tho two committees
that they act in conjunction. This was
unanimously agreed to by the Federation.
The committee further reported that no
action had been taken as to work on the
New Lafayette Opera House. The dele
gates from the Theatrical Alliance Insisted
on the committee looking outfor thelnterest
or tbo stage employes, which the delegates
claimed had been neglected. A special
committee was appointed to make a thor
ough investigation or the.grlevances of the
stage employes and make a report at the
next meeting-
The legislative committee, having In
charge some very Important matters which
would require Congressional legislation,
nd recognizing the Importance of the val
uable assistence that could be rendered by
. favorable press, therefore presented th
following resolution, which was unani
mously indorsed:
"Resolved, That we solicit the active co
operation of the press with our committees
In the Interest of the building trades of the
District of Columbia, In their efforts to have
parked by the incoming Congress a bill en
acting that all labor done on public build
ings or improvements, whether skilled or
unskilled, must be employed by tho day,
and no work upon any of such public build
ings and Improvements shall be done by
contract, and that the Commissioners shall
tie required to pay the maximum rate or
wages prevailing in the tespectlve trades
In the District uf Columbia, and limiting
tho hours or labor to eight hours per day,
also a bill looking to the protection or Dis
trict mechanics In the construction of
proper scaffolding.
The committee on labor bureau and
worklngmen'a library reported that with
a little assistance from the local organi
sations the bureau would soon be an es
tablished Tact. The delegates were urged
to bring this Important matter prominently
before their respective bodies.
The plasterers made their report on the
atclon of the Marine Band In canceling
their engagement here on Labor Day, after
havlag been engaged over four months.
The report was to the effect that the Ma
rine Band would never again be engaged
by the plasterers under the present leader
ship, and tie respective local organiza
tions affiliated be requested to sdopt simi
lar resolutions. As the matter will be
presented otflol&lly In writing at the
cext meeting of the Fedtratlon no action
was taken.
The laundry workers presented a set ol
YQwA-maatiEi5a9-Ho rro w-s-i can
resolutions in favor of American labor in
the laundries, and also protesting against
the so-called "Pearl" laundries. The laun
dry workers desired it to be distinctly
understood that the Lauudry Workers'
Assembly was not organized for the spe
cial benefit of any one laundry, but for the
good ot any ono working In the laundry
business. AH such were urgently requested
to connect themselves with the assembly
ami assist the members In their honest
endeavors to better their condition
Painters' deli-gates requested that the
name of Mrs. E. Haines be taken oft the
unfair 11st-
The cigarmakcra presented a list of
union cigar manufacturers In this city
and announced that any delegate desir
ing extra lists for tho benefit ot their
grocerymen could be supplied. The dele
gates were of the opinion that it the mem
bers of the locals would do a little mission
ary work with tho men they deal with
every groceryman In the city would soon
be selling union-made cigars.
Under thu call of trades the delegates
from the Theatrical Stage Employes' Union
called the particular attention of the
delegates to the differences that are still
existing between Allen's Opera House
and organized labor. The delegates com
plained that while much had been gUlen
to the press relating to the impositloas
that had been enforced on other unions,
still very little publicity had been given
to that of the stage employes, and, lu fact.
It looked like the matter had been entirely
forgotten by some. The members of the
Alliance were struggling for the" recogni
tion of a living wage Just as much as
members In the other organizations.
The delegates -further stated that the
Impositions imposed on the stage workers
were even worse than the Impositions im
posed on others. Not only had they been
locked out by the manager, but they
had also been blacklisted, and It was a
matter of Impossibility for them to pro
cure employment In this city.
The delegates" concluded with an urgent
appeal that the respective organizations
affiliated with thu Federation would as
sist them with renewed energy. This
tssurance was given them, and In tho
meantime they were advised to visit the
respective locals and thus bring the mat
ter more prominently bcrore the public.
There was a full attendance or delegates at
the weekly meeting or District Assembly,
No. 66, Knights of Labor, last Thursday
venlng. Master Workman Simmons called
tho meeting to order promptly at 8 o'clock.
After the opening ceremonies bad been
concluded, credentials of delegates from the
nowly organized assemblies were received
and accepted.
The delegates from the new local, No.
1303, are not, as Is generally the case with
those sentfrom new locals.untlred ncophltes,
but come to the District with the experience
gained by a connection with the Knights of
Labor for many long years. These dele
gates have been active workers In the order,
and have long Ecrved their home locals In
their respective District assemblies, but have
also represented their districts In the gen
eral assemblies, one of them having the
honor to be one of 'the general organizers
of the order. Having come to this city ns
permanent residents and not being content
to bo classed as passive members, their
membership being In locals hundreds of
mlles-from Washington, they conceived the
idea of forming a new atsembly In this city
ot members of the order, who were con
nected with locals ot distant cities. Their
work has resulted In the organizing of local
Assembly, No. 1304, every member In It be
ing a knight ot long experience. There
fore District Assembly No. G6, feels that it
Is to be congratulated on this valuable ad
dition to the order In this city.
In his opening address, Master Workman
Simmons called particular attention to
healthy and steady growth -of the order,
not only In this city, but in the entire
country. The master workman carefully
and explicitly reviewed the prospects of
organized labor In Washington, and con
gratulated thedelegateson the unprejudiced
healthy opinion that has been created dur
ing the past ear on the subject of honest
The master workman then laid before
the delegates questions of Interest pertain
ing to the welfare of the order and re
quested that careful consideration be
given to the same at theJocal meetings.
Under call of local assemblies, the Bakers
Drivers asked for one week's more time
on the Frusblne case so as to give that
bakers the chance to become fully organ
ized. The same request was made as to
Kraft's shop. The request was granted.
Delegates from the Douglas Assembly of
Engineers reported non-union man still
working at the Corbltt establishment for
mill supplies.
Cement Workers' reported non -onion men
of their craft working on the new theater,
which matter was referred to theexccutlve
The Tile Layers' reported two Initiations
at their last meeting. Their meeting nighta
had been changed rrom Friday to Tuesday
Plasterers Lathers' reported initiations
at their last meeting.
Laundry Workers reported large at
tendanceat thelrmeeting Wednesday night.
Several applications for membership were
riasterers' delegates reported that the
work on the new opera house would have
to be closely watched to be kept straight,
as tborc was a disposition Jo work in non
union men, which had been nipped In the
bud by the plasterers, and the Job, so far as
their craft was concerned, was straight at
the present time. The delegates also stated
In the absence ot official notice, which should
have been sent, a set of resolutions wln
recommendations bad been adopted by the
plasterers at tbelr last meeting, condemn
ing the action of the leader of the Marine
Band, and recommending that the band be
Ignored by organized labor as long as it
remained under the present leadership.
Delegates from the Painters requested
that Mrs. Haines be taken off the unfair
list. The matter was referred to the execu
tive committee. The delegates also re
partcd that their assembly had determined
to agitate with renewed energy the case
against Kernan's Theater. The assembly
will communicate with and request the co
operation of organized labor throughout
the country to assist in this fight for right
!Y PARK. Pr:teS20 F
and Justice. The delegates were also re
quested to bring this matter prominently
before their locals.
Tin and Sheet Iron Workers reported
Initiations und propositions for mem
bership at their Inst meeting.
Tailors called attention to the action
of the Federation i placing Eleman Bros,
clothiers, Seventh and E streets, on the
unfair list. The c-tecutlve committee
recommended that same action be taken
by tlie District Assembly, which was
unanimously agreed to.
Bakers' delegates requested that the
matter of Sunshine bakery be decided ono
way or the other during the coming week.
Butchers reported that an attempt was
being made to organize an outside union
of Journeymen butchers, for the purpose
of defeating the action of the central labor
bodies In the case or N. Auth. It was
further stated that at the request of Mr.
Auth, the executive committee had on
promise of nn early settlement kept back
certain matters from publication which
would be detrimental to the Interests ot
Mr. Auth, and that advantage had licen
taken of this silence by statements made
to merchants bundling Mr. Auth's pro
ducts to the effect that the matter huoS
been amicably settled." It was furtlJrr
stated that it a settlement were not Im
mediately reached, the organization In
every city wlerc the products are sold
will be furnished with full information.
The attention of the executive committee
was called to the fnct that lard was then
delivered in express wagons to prominent
bakers in this city. Instead of In the usual
way, by Mr. Auth's wagons. The matter
.will be Investigated.
The executive committee reported that a
meeting with the committee had been re
quested by" the proprietors of the laundries
of the city, who were favorable to their
employes connecting themselves with or
ganized labor, but t-lng to some misunder
standing as to official reply to the request,
the meeting was postponed to Sunday, Sep
tember 15, when it would be held at The
Times' building at 11 o'clock a. m.
The executive committee also reported
an Interview with Mr. Cbas Baum, which
was the same as published In the proceed
ings of the Federatlonof Labor.
The Labor Day conference committee
reported that all financial and other
matters connected with the conference had
been settled. The committee also pre
sented a detailed statement of the expenses
Incurred, also receipted bills for the same.
On motion the thanks ot the District was
extended to the committee for Its success
ful efforts In conducting the arratrs of the
Labor Day celebration and prompt settle
menu After which the committee was dis
charged. The committee on labor bureau reported
that at the last meeting It had been de
cided to request all the locals to con
tribute the sum ot $3 to the cummlttee
to prepare plans for the establishing the
bureau. The matter was referred to the
Under good of the order, the question
of organizing several large bodies of un
organized working people In this city was
favorably discussed, and from the opin
ions expressed the prospects are very bright
that several large assemblies will bo or
ganized In the near future. Negotiations
are now being mado to bring this about, and
the assurances are very flattering for ulti
mate success.
The executive committee announced that
until further notice the committee would
meet every Sunday at 11 o'clock in com
mittee rooms In The Times building, and
"that anyone having business for thu com
mittee should take notice and report at
those meetings.
Despite tho hot weather, the meetings
of the local organizations have been un
usually well attended.
On a point on. a question of law, the
master workman decided that eny member
in good standing had the right to propose
a candidate for membership in a local, no
matter whether the proposer was or was
not a member of the local, of which the
candidate desi red to become a member.
On Monday evening the. plasterers had
a crowded meeting and a large amount of
business was transacted, including the
settlement of Labor Day matters, the
passing of resolutions condemning the
action of the leader of the Marine Band.
The reports from the Federation and Dis
trict Assembly was received and en
dorsed. Carpenters' Assembly also transacted
Important business at the Society Temple.
Tho Labor Bureau scheme was heartily en
dorsed, and as the assembly was the
prime mover in the appointing of tho com
mittee for the formation of the bureau,
it was decided that the assembly should
set the example by liberally responding
to the committee for funds to place the
bureau on a working basis. Decision as
to the amount to be contributed was laid
over till the next meeting.
The committee on consolidating tho as
sembly with Union No. 1 was Instructed to
meet the committee of the union and to
use every honorable means to effect the
desired consolidation.
The Labor Bureau committee also met
on Monday evening and formulated reports
to be made to the IocaIs Announcement
was made that Mr. George, ot 908 Sev
enth street, had handed In $10 toward
starting a popular subscription to assist
the committee In their efforts to establish
this laudable Institution.
The Amalgamated Society of Carpen
ters held their semi-monthly meeting on
Monday evening. Mr. J. M. McKay was
elected to represent the society on thelabor
bureau committee. The society Indorses
the action of the central labor bodies in
placing the Ecklcgton road and N. Auth
on the unfair list, also fixed a penalty
of $2 on members violating tho Indorse
ment. The Carriage and Wagon Makers on Mon
day night entertained a delegation of the
Clgarmakers, who furnished them with a
list of the clgarmakers who manufactured
strictly union made cigars, and the support
of the assembly was pledged to patronize
the products of those manufacturers.
The meetings of Tuesday evening were
those ot the Federation of Labor and the
Building Trades Council. The change of
meeting hall from the Typographical Tem
ple to Costello's Hall and the short notice
gi en prevented many delegates from attend
ing. Not much business of a public nature
was transacted owing to the small attend
ance caused by the misunderstanding abouj
tho change r hall. Much Important busi
ness was thus unavoidably laid over forthe
next meeting, which will take place on
Tuesday evening, September 24, In the hall
on the fourth floor In tiie Costello build
ing, Sixth and G streets northwest.
On Wednesday evening the Cement Work
ers met In Harris' Hall, on Seventh and D
streets, but outside of endorsement of tho
placing of N. Auth and the Ecklngton
railway on the unfair list, the business ti as
of a strictly executivo nature.
The Paperhaugcrs turned out In numbers
at their regular meeting on Wednesday,
evening. The reports from the commit
tees on securing work for members of the
union made very favorable reports. Mrs.
Anna M. Barbour, a large property owner,
badassu red the union that she wouldstrictly
employ union labor on all of her work.
The request of the Cigar Makers to pur
chase nono but union made cigars was
unamlmously indorsed.
The executive committee from tho Theat
rical Stago Employes has been very busy
during tho week vitlllrg the different local
In the Interests of their organization,
prlncljially requesticg the moral support
of tho locals lu requjrlng recognition of
tbo Justice ot their claim for llvitg wages
In AllnVs Oinnd Op-ru House, for which
they novo been lockout for -about one
year. Tho committee met with tuccess In
every local that they TLslted. for not only
did the unions liidorselhfc request, but fixed
a penality on any uf their members visiting
thai theater until the demands of the Stage
Employes bad been cunjeded.
The meeting of the Laundry Workers
was n'so well attended., In addition to tho
regular membership, visitors were received
from the Stage Employes' Union, the ex
ecutive committee of the District Assembly
also members from the "Butchers, Eccentric
Engineers, Plate Printers, and Barbers'
Assemblies. The requests ot the Stage Em
ployes and the Butchersvrelatlug to Allen's
Opera House and N. "uth, were unani
mously Indorsed; also -tbe action ot the
centra! labor bodies In placing the Ecklng
ton trolley road on the unfair list.
The committee on by-laws made report
and discussed and referred back for cor
rection and will be finally disposed of at
next meeting. Speeches were made by a
number ot the District "executhe committee,
giving good advice were made, and well
appreciated by the members. The prospects
of increasing meruberelilp were flatter
ing. The asemsbly meets again next
Wednesday evening at the same ball. In
the JIayden Building, Four-and-a-half
street and Pennsylvania avenue. '
Carpenters, Joiners, and Stalrbullders
held a very important meeting on Wednes
day evening. Tbo report or the committee
to meet with tbo Carpenters Assembly on
consolidation, was received, but laid over
till tho next meeting, when all members
have been notilled to be present.
The question tit Indorsing the proposed
Labor Bureau and Worklngmen'a Library
was discussed, but laid over for official
report of the advisory committee. The
delegates from the Stage Employes, request
ing the Indorsement ottheir action regarding
Allen's Opera House, was received and
the request unanimously Indorsed; also a
a fine of S5 was fixed as a penalty on
any member patronizing that theater or
any btoro wbcro its advertisements are
The Plumbers' and Gas Fitters' Union
met on Thursday evening. The placing of
Kernan's Theatre, Allan's Opera House,
N. Autb and tho Ecklngton road on the un
fair list was unanimously Indorsed. The
application of the Steam Fitters for affilia
tion with the FederationorLahor.and which
had been referred to the Plumbers for rec
ommendation, was taken up and discussed,
with the result that a committee was ap
pointed to meet the Steam Fitters in con
ference for the purpose ot cf f ectlng an agree
ment whereby there might be no confliction
between the two organizations.
The regular meeting of the Carpenters'
Council was held Thursday evening, with
the president, R. B. Rhodes, In the chair.
The organization committee were in
structed to select several prospective Jobs
for union labor.
During the evening a very interesting
ceremony took place, which was tho pre
sentation on behalf of Union No. 190, by
M. D. Rose, of a beautiful and ornamental
gavel In three dlffcrcritnroods, to President
Rhodes. ,-
Credentials were received and accepted
for Henry Donaldson, to fill tho, unexpired
term of J. M. Hcisle, resigned.
The council also Indorsed the action of
the central labor Doates In placing N.
Auth on the nnfairlist.7l
Too Much fan. the Money.
Hotel Clerk Sir," the.vlsitor in No. 85
complains that the room Is haunted.
Landlord Indeed? Then put down on
his bill, "One ghost, 10 marks." Horer
Btadtanzelger. ,, f
At tho Front Door.
"Why, Mr. Councillor; you arc trying
to open the front door with your cigar."
"Really nowl I wonder If hlc Pve
been shmoklng the latch key." Schoae
Blaue Donau.
Your head
should bn taken
care of. If troubled with Dandruff or hair fall
ing out or splitting, cosult a sperlalsit.
1 charge nothing for consultations my repu
tation Is widespread. I can show you testimon
ials by the score.
Semmes' Electrlo Hair Restorer Is a perfect
hair tenia stops lawug oui in
three days, and induces new
growth. I guarantee oil I clsim
for it
One Dollar a bottle. It Is per
fectly harmless and cn be used
on the tendereet skin.
704 14th Street.
One Week's News and Gossip
Around Local Armories.
The brigade team is home from Sea Girt.
It won prizes and broke records. Monday
night the memberswere welcomedby nearly
the entire brigade, thousands of citizens
and lots of Ted tire.
Sea Girt is something to be proud of. The
brigade team won the Hilton trophy by a
6coro of 1097, breaking the world's rec
ord by ono point. The Engineer Corps won
tho interstate regimental match by a score
away ahead or anything ever mado In this
contest berore. Dr. B. I. Scott, of Company
H, Engineer Corps, won the Wimbledon
cup; Private George Cook, the Hays' medal;
Lieut. A. O. Hutterly the flrBt prize lnskir
mlsU run, breaking the record by making
00 out or a possible 100; and Lieut! Young
tho prize in the Inspector of rifles' contest
Tills is not bad.
Tho team reached Sea Girt all right, and
the Sunday spent there was a day of rest.
Not a shot was fired. The time was put in
at Asbury Park, Long Branch and other
watering places. The ladies accompanying
the party were: Mrs. Blrney, Mrs. Par
menter, Mrs. Young, Miss Stewart, Mrs.
Sueeden, Mrs; Hodges and Miss Vail.
Since their return the membersof the team
say they bad but little time tor pleasure.
Monday's programme, when no prizes
were Bhot for, is given as an example of
how their" time was occupied. In the morn
ing the team shot ten rounds at 200 yards,
and ail who were membersof a regimental
team shot ten more rounds. In the after
soon It was the same thing at COO yards.
While waiting around for one's turn, time
passes rapidly, and these two practices
took up all the time of the men.
The first shooting was for the interstate
military match, and the District lost it by
a few points. Major Pollard, tho crack
shot of the District, made a miss at COO
yards, and then followed by a 3. The first
shot was due to a defective cartridge.
He should have made 46 without any trou
ble, and Instead only counted up 40. This
lost the match.
The District boys, though, were Im
mensely pleased that the Georgia team won.
The two teams formed quite an attachment
tor each oilier while there, and tho District
representatives gave the Savannah boys
more than one goed pointer. Tho latter
have invited the brigade team to visit them
on February S'J, and it is possible this
may he done. The Savannah team has ono
of the finest ranges in the country, a pres
ent from tho city. The good influence
of Georgia's winning this match can scarce
ly be estimated. Already it has bracejl up
the Southern guardsmen In ccry State.
It was at Major Pollard's earnest sug
gestion that the team which shot for the
lntcrstato military trophy was- changed.
The team as it stood the first day consisted,
ot Privates Scott and Wetherald, Sergt.
Dickey, Private Cook, Private Llzler
and Corp. Carlton, Capt. Bell and Lieut.
Laird, Sergt. Stewart and Corp. Appleby,
Major Pollard, and Lieut. Hutterly. The
change consisted In substituting Private
Graham for Major Pollard. Private Gra
ham made the best individual score on
record, 68 out of a possible 103, and the
matcli was won.
Lieut, nutterly was the last one to shoot.
At 200 yards a tough wind was blowing,
and the score made was one which the
boys would not boast of. At 300 and 500
yards they crept up, and when Lieut. Hut
terly commenced every one, except the
lieutenant knew that It depended on him
whether the record was broken.
"I want you to make 32, lieutenant,"
sold MaJ. Harries.
"I'm going to hold on the bull's eye every
ehot," was tho response. But the lieu
tenant did not do quite so well as he ex
pected, and only made 30. This, though,
was enough, and the total went one better
than the record. Then there was hand
shaking and congratulations. The boy s are
notthroughfcelinggood yet.
Private Graham Is one of the original
members of Company A, Engineer Corps,
and was largely instrumental in building
it up. .He was lieutenant In command ot
the first platoon for twoyears. He Is a
great shot.
The reception given the team on its re
turn was worthy of the occasion. The
First and Fifth battalions tnmed out, as
well as a provisional battalion and the
first separate battalion. The parade was
under command of Lieut. Col. Walton, and
be had for aides Capt. Hudson, adjutant
First Regiment; First Lieut. Beatty, Troop
A, and First Lieut. Robblns, Light Battery.
At the nrmory-MaJ. Harries made an ad
dress to the team, thanking them for their
good work. The team cheered MaJ. Har
ries, and Capt. Parmenter then took them
all out to lunch.
A large number of the boys left Sea Girt
Saturday. Capt. Bell saw the yacht race
and others spent the time at Long Branch.
All met at tho Pennsylvania depot at 8
o'clock Monday. The emblem of victory
was three brooms tied toeglher and a trans
parency bearing the Inscription, "Tho
World's Record, 1,097."
The Fourth Battalion will be inspected
In person by Maj. Campbell on the 30th.
His leave of sixty days expires on the
28th, and he intends to sec whatlhe com
mand looks like. The Inspection ordered,
of companies and company property has
been finished and tho result forwarded
to headquarters.
Lieut. Kingsley Is still acting as quar
termaster, and will continue to do so until
his resignation is accepted. Lieut. Sabln,
Inspector ot rifle practice, has received
leave for thirty days. MaJ. Campbell left
yesterday for Knoxvllle to attend the
annual camp of the Sons of Veterans.
He will be gone all week.
The practice march of Troop A to Great
Falls last Saturday was a great success.
Thirty-five troopers took the march under
command of First Lieut. Beatty. They
started from the armory at 0 o'clock and
reached the Falls atmidnlght. They
slept under the trees andjm the porches
of the hotel with their saddles for pillows.
On the march up, as well ns back, the
troop was put through certain evolutions.
These movements were gone through with
until they were done- to the satisfaction
of Lieut. Beatty. Sunday wa3 put In
having a good time, aiV during the day
the boys were photographed.
The hurts of Sergt. Stewart have now
healed. His horse fell while the troop
was on Its way home and he was pretty
badly hurl. It was nt first thought he
was seriously injured, but fortunately this
did not prove to be the case.
The suggestions for The Times trophy
are In the hands of a committee who will
decide on the best. The committee consists
of Capt. Bell, Inspector of rifle practice of
the Second Regiment; Lieut. Young, In
spector of rifle practice of the Engineer
Corps; and the editor of this column. The
examination or the suggestions would have
been made week before last had It not
been for the Sea Girt trip. The decision,
t is hoped, will be announced in next
Sunday's paper.
Shooting at Ordway will begin October
I. No schedule- has yet been made out,
but one wJII be arranged this week and
the, order issued. All the commands will
have a fa'lr trial. Tbo time of the contest
for The Times trophy trill also be at-
, 4
nnged. Most of the boys expect to make
some great scores at Ordway this fall.
The success of the Sea Girt, team has
aroused them.
Private Graham Is off onfurluugn.
Capt. Jack Walsh, Company B, Fourth
Battalion, has been sick for some days.
Private John A. Gallagher, treasurer
Emmett Guards, has a three months' fur
lough, which he will spend In Philadelphia
and New York.
Troop A and Company A, Fourth Bat
talion, aro talking ot giving a joint enter
tainment about the end of October.
The armory is beginning to look like It
should, Sunt. Walsh has had his Janitors
busy. Paints and windows have been
cleaned and the gates at the foot of the
stairway covered with gold.
Private Wltherald, Company A, .En
gineer Corps, won the second prize In the
all-comers match at Sea Girt.'
Since bis return from Sea Girt, Lieut.
King, superintendent of the range, has
bad bad luck. F-irsS ot ail he was laid up
with the rheumatism and on Thursday ho
fell down the stairs at bis home, bruising
his shoulder badly.
Private Mike Boucher has not been ap
pointed night superintendent at the armory,
as has been stated. He was only looking
after the armory at night during theabsence
of Private Carroll.
Surgeon C. W. Blrdsall and Bugler Vogel
accompanied the troop on its practice
The new companies are taking a little
rest. It is too warm to recruit.
The entertainment of the Corcorans Is
coming on finely. Capt. Edwards says
it Is going to be the success of the season.
The resignation of Junior First Lieut.
Griffiths, of the. Battery, has been for
warded to the President, -
Obtnlned the Information Through a
Cycloni'-Tenipered Fat Man.
(From the Detroit Free Press.)
Tberehad been an accidentdown the road,
making the expected train three hours late,
and, of course, all the waiting passengers
were mad all but a little old man who
sat on a salt barrel on the long depot
platform and figured away with a pencil
on a piece of brown paper. By and by be
rose up and went over to a fat man who was
leaning against a hogshead of sugar and
"I want to ask you a question or two.
You know what the sun Is, ot course. We
all know that, but I'm a little mixed. Does
the alrtb revolve around the sun, or is it
Jest the other way?"
"I don't know and I don't care a con
tinental!" exclaimed the fat man in reply.
"You don't? Waal, that's kinder sing'lar!
You know the distance, to tbo sun, don't
"None of your business whether I do or
"Shool What's the use o" gittin mad
about nuthin,? You are as techy as a hired
man before breakfast on a January moruin".
If you'd asked me bow fur it was to the
sun, I'd bin only too glad to hev told you
that It was over 2,000 miles, though it don't
look to be over five or six."
"I don't want any talk with you," the
fat mangrowled, at be waved blm off.
" You don'll It seems to me you are ready
to bile over like hot soapt If you don't want
to talk there's no law to make ye, but I
should think you'd be glad of an oppor
unity. to store your mind with "userul
knowledge. I s'pose you know this alrtb
was once a liquid mass, don't you?"
"Didn't I tell you to go away?" shouted
the rat man, as hegrew red in the race and
nourished bis arms around.
"Waal, I swan!" gasped the man, as be
turned to the crowd which had gatliered.
"Gcntlemen, I hain't tryln' to pick a fight.
I bain'teven mad. I Jest asked him whether
the alrtb revolved around the sun or vishy
vorshy, and he flared right up on me. I
hain't askin' fur information to make a
bet on, but to storeup In my mind."
"Well, I don't want to talk with you, and
that settles it," replied the fat man.
"Don't you know how fur It Is from this
depot to the moon?" persisted tbeold man.
"Do you want me to lay you up for six
"Skassly, bat seems to me that every crit
ter o n alrth, with any sense In his bead, orter
to bo interested la these things. You don't
seem to keer two cents about bow the pyra
mids ot Egypt was erected."
"Will you go away?"
"I s'pose ao;but it does seem slng-lar tbnt
a critter ot your age and bert should be
so "
The Tat man grabbed blm and gave him a
slam to the right and theno slam to the left,
and then shook his old hat off and ripped
tho collar ort his coat and pitched Mm over
tho hogshead araoDg a lot of soap boxes.
It was five minutes before tho old chap
crawled out, and fle minutes more before
ho teemed to realize the situation. When
things were somewhat clear to him, he
slowly reached bis feet, looked around upon
the crowd lna dazed sort ot way, and slowly
"The sun revolves around this depot, and
the alrth revolves around the sun, and durn
my buttons, if I hain't been revolvln'
around all three of 'em and the pyramids of
Egypt to boot."
There Is more catarrh in this section of
tho country than all other dl-eases put
together, and until the last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a great
mnuy years doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies, nnd
by constantly failing to cu re with local treat
ment, pronounced It incurable. Science
has proven catarrh to be a constitutional
disease, nud therefore requires constitu
tional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure
on the market. It Is taken Internally In
doses from 10 drops to a tcaspoouful . It
acts directly on the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system. They offer one hun
dred dollars for any case It falls to cure.
Bend for circulars and testimonials. Ad
dress, T. J. CHENEY & CO.,Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75c.
Dr. Becwith's new discovery in Electricity-THERMO-OZONi:
This discovery Is of tho most vitnl Importance
to the sick, because It furnishes famlllrs with a
means of cnrlnz disease at lu beginning by
home treatment.
The method Is by a gentlo current of golTanlo
electricity and tho conveyance of oxygen, ozoce
and medicine into tho blood or human sowers
where Ulsoaso orlslnates. Its curatlTO value Is
proven hy over b.ujo pnysicians.
o o
Electro-Oalvano Plaster by S. R.
Tho only Medicated riajter ever mide where
the mediciao it contains Is conveyed through
the skin to the diseased part, the force of
current sending tho medicine Into tissues be
neath plaster.
Principle iully explained In circulars. Sent
on request. The public are invited to call and
hvrestlgats. L. H. BAX TER, Agent-.
Rooms 4 and 5. 707 G Street. Opprsite
1-ntent Office. se9.eoait
o --. frC o & 0 m w e o T o -m
8th & Market Space.
May just as well admit
that f - is the kind of
wea minds you of
the .hat new Bed
Covern.s are needed
New Hangings must be
bought to give your home
the appearance of Fall
house cleaning. We can
supply you with inexpen
sive draperies and bed
wear that will look well
and give perfect satisfac
tion. On the other hand
we can fill the wants of
the most fastidious.
Our Lace Curtains, 3j yards
long- and 54 inches wide, are of
this 'season's importation; the de
signs are pretty and effective, and
are worth Si. 39 a pair, but we
only marked them
Our Lace Curtains, 3j yards
long-and 60 inches wide, are. made
of the same Nottingham as the
above. The only difference is the
much richer designs. They are
S1.9S a pair, but you'll find them
only marked
Our Lace Curtains, 3Ji yards
long and 50 inches wide are cop
ies from the finest Brussels.
Hanging from your windows
would be hard to detect from the
real lace. A bargain at $3.75,
and yet we only marked them
Irish Point Curtains 3J yards
long and SO inches wide htq
marked as low as
And then we have a much bet
ter quality and richer designs
are worth $6.50 a pair, selling
with us at
Something very handsome and
elaborate in a 4-yard length Irish
Point Curtain. Anyone knowing
the value of this class of goods
would think them cheap at $18 a
pair, but they are only marked
Chenille Portieres
$2.50 quality Portieres hand
some dado and frieze with tassel
fringe top and bottom in four
different colorings
$3.75 quality all Chenille Por
tieres, deep dado and extra heavy
fringe top and bottom colors,
peach, tan and rose, electric blue
and garnet
$6.50 quality all Chenille Por
tieres, extra weight and size in
all the dado effects and coloring,
$10 quality all-Chenille Por
tieres, pretty enough ior any
home, in the very richest effects
introducing the newest ideas
of the looms
Bed Blankets and Comforts
10-4 good quality blankets in
white or gray
Special Price, 89c.
11-4 Silver Gray Blankets
Special Price, $1.39.
ll-4 Silver-Gray "Wool Blankets
finished the same as an all-wool
Price, $ 1 .98.
10-4 all-wool "White Blanket
our Isabella brand pink, light
blue and red borders
Special Price, $2.98,
11-4 all-wool Red Medicated Blan
ket our own brand marked
Kann's Special, $3.98.
Full size Bed Comforts, filled
with white, well-stitched and
fast colored covering
98c, S 1 .49, $2.98, $3.25
8th and Market SoacaJ
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