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Matters of Interest to Organized
Workingmen of the District.
L. A. 11 IS K. or L., Douglass Progres
sive Assembly of Engineers Hall G09 P
L, A. 1304. K. of L . "Washington Times
A3cnil)ly Times Bulldinp;.
L. A. l34, K. ci L., Juurupymcn Butch
ers, l'lastc rc-re' Hall. rour-anU-a-halt and
I'dinsylvanla avenue
D. A. CG. K or I Em ciillvo Committee
Times UulliUrg; H o'cloek.
Columbia Tjp igranhlcnl Union Typo
praplilcal Temple.
E.U. No. ISO, Brotherhood of Car-venters
, Hall C27 Has, avo.
L. A. 1G44, K. of E , Journojnien I'last
tcrera Plasterers' Hall. Pour-anda lull
street and I'eimsjlvaiila avenue.
L. A. 1748, K. or L. Carpenters and Join
ersSociety Temple, l'lftli and G streets.
E. A. 122S, K. of L., Lathers-Hall, 1310
E strict.
E. A. 3i;n, K of L.. Carriage and AVag
on Makers BJticli's Hall, 311 Eighth
fcileration of Labor I'laMerer.' Hall,
rour-anil-a-aalt meet anil 1'ennsjlv.iuii
av enuc.
Building Trades Counell Monumental
Hall, lcun-lanli .ivemie near Second
L. A. ll!tr, K. of L.. Mosaic and En
cauMic Tilo Lujert, H.ill, 1311! E street
Clerks' AbH'iublj, I- A. 125'J Nord
flugcr's Hall, Gej.-gelown
L. I'.. No. 1, Carpenter. Joiners and
Btairlulldcrs-Hall, 410 Tenth street.
L. A. 2031, K. of L.. Tin and Sheet Iron
AVorkcrs Plasterers' Hall. Four-and-a-
half Mreetaud Penn'.vlvani.i.iveiiue.
Paiierliaiigers' Proteitive Acsoilatlou
Harris 'Hall, -cvculli and D streets. ""
I. A 1173. K or L.. Cement Workers
Hall, 1316 E street.
U.itiliug Houe Employes Asemlly
W lvhiugtcm Hall. Third street and Pcmiayl
rania av enue suiiiliea&t.
Pio'icr Laundry Assembly I. O. M.
Hall. To T-and-a-nalf street and Peunsjl
aula avenue.
Is. A. 1718, K of L.. Journeymen House
Painters Harris Hall, Pevcnth and D
Is. A., 48S0, K. of L-. Eecentric Associa
tion of Steam Engineers Banth's Hall,
314 Eighth street.
Bridge and btrnetural Iron 'Workers
Hall, 131G E street.
Electrical Workers Union Hall, 827
Keveiith street.
L. B No. 2S. Sleamfitlers' Helpers Hall
737 Seventh street.
CIgarmakers' Union, No. 110 Hail, 737
fccveuth street.
The regular meetirg of the Federation or
Labor held on last Tuesday evening was
attended by representatives from thirty
nine local organizations President James
F McIIngli called the ineelii-g to order
promptly at 7 30 o'clock, and, though con
siderable business was before the inciting,
evcTjtbitis was got through with by 9.30
Thecontract cqmmiltee, through itschair
nun, reported that the grievan-c of the Cor
tilee Workers against the contractor of gal
vanized Iron work on thellousei Herrmann
building, had been investigated, and, while
(he committee had been unable to see tlie
contractor, the foreman on the work had
Hated that he had positive orders not to
allow any but union men to work on the
job, which orders would bo slrletlj ad
hered to
In the case of Mr Alliert Cary the com
mutee reported that all demands of organ
lied labor had been complied with, there
fore the committee recommended that all
diiferences I) declared mutual! settled
The recommendation of the committee was
ooi.curred in by (he ri deration
In liic case of Mr John K Gallov.ay the
committee recommended that the request
of the Electric Workers be granted, as Mr
alloway was running a strictly union shop
The report was acct pled and rccommenda
non concurred it
Credentials from the 1'aperhnngi.rs and
Machinists to fill acaucies -were read and
n cepted.
Hie specialj committee appointed to In
vestigate the charge thai the eight-hour
law was beiug folate! on a sehoolhouse
building in Drookland reporti'd that after
Investigation they had bem unable to see
where there had been any iufrlngeinent of
the law
The reports from tie rcix-ctive locals
showed ttiat the indorsement of the action
of the drivers In refusing to accept the re
duction of wages as offered lij the Ana
cosil i Hnilvrnv Company wa general, and
appropriations hail been made for the sup
port of the men
A report was called for from the Laltor
ltnri';iu. and deli-guti-i present stated that
Ihed'iij of reporting totlieFeileratlon had
b't'u assigned to a delegate ,lio ,as not
The clerk of the bureau gae a sjnopsls
of the workings of the bur.Mii un to the
present time Quiteanaraln'ruf iineinplojed
persons had registered their iiames on the
boot,s ami epille a number u ul t"en fur
nisheil with permanent employment. On
last Tuesday thedem.md foriuechanlcs was
gre-iter than the supply
After the report had been made the ques
tion of the Federation being represented
by delegate iu the bureau was decided in
the affirmative An appropriation was
then made toward the support of the bu
reau Communication was read from the Hod
Carriers' Association requesting infor
mation as to how they could become
arfihaled with the Federation. As a com
mittce from the Hod Carriers was in the
anlc-room, the credentials committee re
tired nnd furnished them with the desired
information, and in turn were Informed
that the accredited ilelegatcs would be
tcul to the nest meeting.
The Hod Carriers were formerly affll
lated with the central bodies, but for
several jears back have had no- affiliation
with any oilier organization.
Nearly every section of the country was
represented at the regular meeting of the
District Assembly lat Thursday night. In
addition to the delegates attending the
General Assembly, quite a number of ex
delegates to the District were in attend
ance. v"heu Master Workman Plmmonssoundcd
his gavel there was hardly standing room
iu the hall. Delegates from the Street
Railway Assembly and from the Shoe
Clerks presented credentials and were
The sensational reports that have ap
peared iu the dally newspapers relating
to an alleged fight that had been made on
the general master workman, and which
the papers had stated had been the cause
of the general master workman tendering
lnsrcslgnntion. wcrcdcuouiiccdasbcing ab
solutely without foundation. The truth of
the denunciation was corroborated by a
number of ilelegatcs who were present
during the entire session of the General
Ass uibly.
The general Impression was that the
false report had originated In the imaginary
brain of some disgruntled informant who
had perjured himself for the purpose of
Injuring the reputation of the general mas
ter workman and the order.
The regular routine business was gone
through with as rapidly as possible.
Dc'egalcs from the Lathers reported
t-cvcral initiations and reinstatements.
The delegates also had some csp'amlions
to make relatii.g to their craft; but as
llio mailer would probably create dis
cu'sion It was laid over for new business.
At this point visiting delegates from
St. Louis were admitted.
The Pioneer Laundry Workers reported
food attendance nt their meeting, also a
.nrgc delegation of representatives from
Jic General Assembly present.
The Industrial Laundry Workers also
reported good attendance and many visitors
rom the General Assembly, who gave them
rordsof eneojragementand advice. Seven
ironosilimis for irjmhershlp had been re-
cc.vid and Mxnew members admitted by
Tuc cdcgaics from the Battling House
EmykiresU'i'-'on'bly repvrted good attend-.-U..-0.
i'm,t.i i.niia'1"23 was the re.""!
of the last meeting. Uue employs ot tC
moro establishments had made applica
tion for ii'i-mnrsfilp'and would be Initiate4
at the next meeting, which would bo held
in Washington Hall, Third si reel and 1'cr.n
sjlvani.i avenue southeast, to which meet
ing nil de'cgales were fraternally Invited.
Appropriation for the Anacostla drivers
had also boen made-
The Protective Street Railway Assembly
delegates n ported that they v ere marching
right straight along, and with the help
of organized labqr and public sympathy tho
victory over In Anacostla would soon be
eomplile. After that v.as accomplished
the work of building up the assembly would
be pushed with renewed energy.
The reports from the G street lino was
a statement that judgli g from the patron
age of tho road, the next dhid.-ud declared
would lie an assessment.
The Shoe Clerks reported splendid pros
Pe-cts for the building up or their nssembly.
Caricnter3 rcporteel that a rousing open
mectinghad been hold on last Mond i even
ing. Addrcsseshnd been delivered by the
General Master Workman, and a number of
visiting delegates.
The l'alutcrs reported that their scouts
were doing good work on the unfair the
aters. A few volunteers were needed on
this work.
Bakers icported a good meeting. Del
egates from the Butchers had written the
assembly at the last meeting with reference
to the grievance against Schneider, the Sev
enth street road butcher. They had also
received a very pleasant visit from a num
ber of the geuaral assembly tie-legates.
Carriage Milkers stated that their next
meeting would be held on Monday evening
iu Bunch's llnll. 314 Eighth.strcct. Mat
ters of importance to the erart would come
up before the me-cliug. especially the case
of the brewer Ice- wagons made outside
this city for a local firm.
The Flute Printers' delegates reported
initiation of one new number, and the- rein
statement of seven former members; also
that four others were pajlug up back dues
bv Installment.
Delegates from Excelsior Assembly re
ported one Initiation; also had enjoyed the
vi'it of a iiumlie-r or the delegates to the
general assembly.
Eccentric Engineers reported one initia
tlon and two propositions. All members
nt work with the exception of two, who
are kept on the reserve to fill vacancies.
The Musical delegates icported large
nndenthiislisticiiieetinglastSuiiday. Ap
propriation had been made for the Anacostla
The General Master Workman, accom
panied lij Thomas B. McGuire. the popular
member "or the general executive com
mittee, W4,s announced and admitted.
The executive committee, through its
chairman, made the weekly report. A
vast amount or business had been referred
to the committee, and all cases had been
investigated. The Heurich wagon mat
ter would not bo finally reported m until
after the next meeting of the Carriage
Makers. In the ease or Mr Griswold the
committee w nul 1 call on the general execu
tiv c committee toassist them.
The committee announced thut for the
benefit ot locals having grievances the
committee would meet on Sundaymornlng
at 1 1 o'clock in The Times bailJing.
The nitster workman stated that as
Brother Thos II. McGuire was pre-ent for
the purpose of dellv ermg a lecture on the
smbois and seals of the order, that the
rules as to theonlerotbuslness would besus
pended for the present.
Brother McGuiu then In hlsown original
hour with aver inle resting and Instructive
description of the explanations or seal and
symbols He gave s,ue very forcible-illustrations
of Hie chronic kicker in the local
assemblies, and the were fully apprecia ted
by the ilelegatcs
Tiie speaker abo touched on the question
of sufrrage ill the Distrittof Columbia, and
said wiille It was true the District had no
direct vote, sttll a lTgo number of thc".-esl-denls
went into adjoining States to vote on
election day, and htr'had no hesitation in
saying that those votes were cast at the
dictation of one oft lie old party bosses.
At the conclusion or Mr. McGulro's ad
dress he and the geueral master workman
The regular order of business was not,
however, re-sumeilforspeech-iuakingscemei:
to hav e tho sway. The master workman of
District Assembly No. 19 or New York was
then called on and re-sjioiidtd In a brief ad
dress as to the con-tructlon or and method
or doing business in D. A. 49.
The delegates from St. Io-Hs also enter
tained I he meeting w 1th tume re-marks 1 he
delegates from the brewers' assc-niblle-s of
St. Louis made an urgent rppcal to the
local delegates for assistance hi organizing
the brewe-rs or this city It was stated that
while the breweries of the city were very
fair to orgunlred labor, partlcukirlj to the
building trades, still the very men from
whom the most profit was derived the
brewery workers were helpless and un-orgunie-d,
a slate of affairs that did not
exist In any other citj hi the Uuiled fetates
The dele-gales further slated that it was
their Intention lo stay in Washington until
an organisation was effected
On inot'on, a committee of tlire-e local
delegates was appointed to assist in the or
ganization of tlie brewers.
The- Mns-.er Workman thin Introduced
Dele-gate- Hi nry Corlass, the secretarv of
District Assimblv, No. 49, or New York.
Mr Corlass spoke for about cue hour, and
tosav that he captured the meeting would
be but a aim description of tlie rccasion.
Tlie lorclble, earnest, and eloquent word
pictures and illustrations of the condition
of society under Hie present conditions has
never been more faithfully portrajed In
tills citj.
After the speech several other delegates
from 1). A., 49, spoke and echoed the senti
ments or their secretary.
A resolution was then presented to
tlie District instructing the delegate to
the General Assembly to introduce In that
body a recommendation that tlie ninetci nth
plank or Hie preamble or the order, per
taining to tlie ownership or telegraph and
teleplioiie-s by the Government be more
earnestly advocated and pressed before tho
coming Congre-ss. The resolution was
unanlmouslv Indorsed and the delegates
Several other speakers were on hand,
but as the hour or 12 had arrived it was
Pioneer L. A. 1293, K of L., held their
regukir meeting Wednesday night, with a
large number present. Excellent chances
of adding one more laundry to the "fair"
card were reported.
Comtnittee-s were appointed to make ar
rangements for the ball.
There were a large number of visitors
from tlie General Assembly present, promi
nent among whom were Edward J. Lind
holm,Chicago;Jolinl.Galvin,IJostor;,Mass.; John II. Robertson, Little Rock, Ark.;
Martin C. Secgcrs, St. Louis, Mo ; II. J.
Parks and Anthony Schoenfeliler, D. A.
25.1, New York; E. J. Flannigan, Idaho;
Joseph Mennlng, Cleveland, Ohio, and
Brothers Coills and Brower, D. A. 49,
New York, all of whom spoke on the good
of the order.
Brothers C. H. Worden.IIincs and Bailey or
L. A. 1798; 0. J. Wells of D. A. 0G, and
M. D. Shcuk of the Labor Bureau were
alo present.
The Laui'dry Workers will have a series
of open meetings' on the third Wcdne-selay
nlglil or each month until further notice.
Gooel speakers will be In attendance, and
laundry workers in particular are invited
to attend.
Machlncls Association, No. 174, held
a large and interesting meeting nt AIc
Cauley's Hall, Pennsylvania avenue south
east, tin Wednesday evening last, at which
there were four initialed and three new
applications for membership.
Mr. Shanks, of the- Labor Bureau, ex
plained Its objects and asked that theaso
ciatlon rthsisl it financially, which it did
by appropriating $3.. John II. Thompson
was sent as a delegate.
The association unanimously Indorsed
the Anacoslla Railroad strike, nnd ap
propriated $3 for the locked out men.
Mr. Robert Ashe, of Pomcrville, Mass.,
and W. L. Daw ley, of Atlanta, Ga , were
selected by the association to represent
Uie I. A. M. at the convention of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, held iu New
York city next month.
Committee on unionizing the several ma
chine shops of the city reported good
The Bottling House Eraplojes' Assembly
of the K. of L. held a large and inter
esting meeting on last Sunday in the hall
GOO P street northwest.
The question ot changing the time. and
place of meetings was discussed, with the
result that it was decided to hold the meet
ings In fi'ture on Wednesday evenlrgs in
stead or Sundays. The committee on hall
reported that Washington Hell, corner of
Third street and l'cniisvlvanlaaveuue-se.ulh
east, had b-cn secured. Tliererore it w as de
cided that Ihe next meeting should be held
An appropriation of 56 was made for the
lotked-out drivers on the Anacostla Street
Railway, but the members thought that
the amount was loo small, took up a collec
tion, and swelled it lo $11.
Fiftesu applicants for membership were
balloted for and declared elected, arter
which they were admitted and Initiated.
A large uumber or other applications were
received and laidov er forthe next meeting.
The eccullve committee made its re
port, which was ve-ry satisfactory to tho
member, especially that part or It which
promised grailfvlrig results relating to tlie
building up of the assembly.
The Colored InJi-stnal Laundry Workers
held a largely attended meeting on Mon-dav-
ev ening at the hull, 0U P street. The
regular routine business was quickly trans
acted, as a goid many visitors were pres
ent. Shortaddresses were made by Mr Lewis
Forties or North Carolina, Joseph Mennlng,
master workman or District Asse-mbly No.
47. of Ohio; Fred Voge-1, of tlie local Butch
ers' Asse-mbly ami a numlier or others.
Six new inixnliers we-ru Initiated, an ap
propriation was made lor the Anacostia
drivers and several applications for mem
bership received.
Sad Slory of tin' Dim nfull ot ii Onco
1're-tty Leader of Miilnt .society.
Twenu jears ago last July Mrs. Bertha
Chase disappear! tl from Portlind, Maine,
and nothing w as alte-rward heaid from her.
She- was one of Portland's lcaclii g society
women, and money was expended freely
In tlie endeavor to Hud some trace of her.
Finally, her parents gave up all lope- of
seeing her again.
Siandlng at tlie head of Long wjiarf, Com
mercial stre-et, .Monday afternoon, was a
woman, thinly and wretchedly clad, and
111 an intoxicated condition. Around her
was clustered a group of street gallons,
making run of what proved to bell e- wrick
or the once dashing woman. There was
scarcely a person passed thatelid not glance
at he-r, and yet none rccignlzi-d her. The
woman, however, glanced eage-rly into
races of all, and at last touched a man on
the arm, exclaiming, "M child was
drowned in mid-ocean; I have searched for
him tvvcntj vears. I am Bertha Chase."
The story, as given In tlie Boston Herald,
connected with hi rdlsappearancelsrc mark
able. In 1872 Bertha 1 c-malil was intro
duced into Portland society. At thai time
she was 18 jears old and extremely hand
some. Her father was a prosperous busi
ness mm and quite wealthy, biic had re
ceived an excellent education and was in
demand atall occasions wheresocletj gath
ered. In less than two jears after her entry
Into society she fe-11 into a low class. She
was reclaimed, however, Willi aid from
her parents. She formed the acquaintance
of Frank L Chase aud soon arterward was
Slieagainfc-II.butw as onceagalii assisted.
Finally she gave birth to a child, and soon
afterward the infant was stolen rroin her.
and her husband disappeared t-be took to
drink, and finally brought up In the iolicc
court for intoxication. She explained her
situation, but vv as rined, friends pajlng the
fine. That was the last heard froiuher until
Her father left tlie city and her mother
died brokenhearted. On her return sue,
went up fctate street and gazed steadily at
Hie house where she once lived. When she
e-anie down Mate street lo Commercial she
entered a saloon and e-oiimiciie-ed drinking.
Wti-a sv-en by a reporter she at first denied
her ideutltj. bat finally admitted that she
was Bertha Fernald, afterward Chase.
Iu telling her story she said her child was
stolen rroin her and she - carted out lo rind
it, that she had learned that the father had
stoleathechilland le-rtfor England. While
on tlie steaaier in mid ocean the child had
been thrown overboard. She had spent
mueh ot her time since leaving here in trav
cliiiE and had several times been in prison
for drunkenness.
And It Wa- Mi-ie-lv- lij- Little Djop
ol Wute-r.
The coming to the Auditorium of the
Prussian Samson, Sandow, calls to mind
an e-xiK-nnie-nt made uikm him some few
vears ago III Vienna. He was sitting In a
cafe talking with a number of Oernmn stu
elents, when the conversal.oa turned upon
Dlirsieal endurance and the diffe rent modes
or'p'iinsluuent in vogue among the Pagan
On- of the Chinese modes of punishment,
especially when a confession is wanted
from a criminal. Is to place him ivhe-re a
drop of water will fall upon one certain
spot in his shaven crown for hours crdajs,
lr necessary. Tew men have- been able to
withstand this awful strain.
Tlie- torture it InHicts Is proven by an ex
perience ot Sandow. One or the students
offend to bethiiu that lie would not be-.ible
to let a hair litre of w ater drop upon his
band until the measure was e-xluiustesl. A
halt litre is aliout a pint, according to our
Sandow- laughed at the very idea or his
not be-ng able to do this, so a lialf-'itre
measure was procured and a ho'e drilled
in the bottom sufficl"ntlj large- to let the
water escape drop b' drop.
The experiment began The re were mauy
anxious laces, i,,it Sandow laugl.eel and
chatted gavlj at first, .mil the student lept
count or the number of drops. At about
the 200th Sandow greiV a little more seri
ous; soon an evprwlmi of pain crossed
his face. With the entrance into the third
hundred his hand began to swell and gr.nv
red. then the skin burst.
The pal n grew moreand mure excruciating
until finally at the 420th drop Sandow
had to give up and acknowledge himself
vanquished. He paid the bet. but his hand
was sore for several daj nrtc-nvard.
Little Creature l'orfiirin-t Curious
l'mnks Diirlni; l'liiv luK f Violin.
"For several davs past I have nolle eel."
savs a citUen or Atlanta, "that as the
gloaming rails and my brother takes out
his violin and begins to draw the how across
in long, liquid, melodious chords, a tiny
gray mouse cunies stealing Trom its covert
and, looking alut with bright eyes, sits
still for a moment, apparently drinking
iu the sounds.
"But nb the notes arc caught up one by
one and gradually the motif of the melody
is revealed the eHcet upon the little listener
varies with the vnrying theme.
"If the violin plajs staccalo or a livelv
Norwegian air. t-e small gray body will
sway from side to side Iu rapid motion,
keeping perfect time, sometimes gliding
to nnd fro. circling and turning wilh the
changes or the music, and ir bj cli-inre the
bewllderii-g movements or the "Devil's
Dance" are played, the little thing becomes
a small whirlwind ot motion, bounding
into Hie air, turning a rapid somersault,
and scarcely resting upon the rioor a second
while the mad music beats.
"But 1 1 ike best I u watch It when the vio
lin seems to be drawing out one's inmost
soul on the melodious strains or one or
Beethoven's immortal somlas. Then at
first the mouse sits perfectly still., w 1th its
fore-paws elevated, drawing its breath in
quick heaving pants, which pgradiully
become slower and longer, as though the
little creature were in a perfect ccstacy or
bHss, til at li-rglh the head rails back, and
stretches! at rull length, it lie-s motionless,
entranced, till the last llngcrirg uole has
died away."
A Candid Friend.
A friend ot Mr. X has vcc-Mly married
a very wealthy but very stout widow.
Soon after he had returned from the
bridal trip and had taken up ills residence
Among the guests who enjoyed hisliospl
tallty was Mr. X. After making a lour of
ihn house lie repaired to the dining room
to congratulate Ids lxist, who stood smil
ing by the side or his generousij-propor-tloned
spouse. h
"Fine house, George," began Mr. X.
"Glad you like it."
"Superb grounds."
"Do you think so?"
"Oh, yes. And magnificent view." I
I'We are rather pleased with It."'
"That cut-glass is beautlful."
"Gifts from friends."
"Pictures look like old masters."
"Several of them are."
Mr. X could not longer restrain his en
thusiasm. "By thunder, George," lie said, confiden
tially, " jou have married a fat thing."
Boston Budget.
(The TIiiich, nndprtukes no respon
sibility for niiy views) expreHsed In
tlllH column.) it
Mr. J. S. Morau, a'iawyer, according to
his letter heading, -of'Glcnwood Springs,
Colo , seuds us the. (Tpl'owing Indignant
protest against the Artftle tax:
"What u raoi-streftLaXloclrine! Apply It
in this State, where Tirlt titles are obtained
Xrom.tlieGoverumeu-i poor man without
mcaiij, butpossesslrrg'rhdiistrj-, energy and
ambition, settles onIGT) acres of Govern
ment land. He labors hard lo Improve It
works nt times on 'the railroad grade
or auj where else that ha can earn a few
dollars to Improve his palce. After j-c.crs
ot hardship aud toil lie succeeds In pur
chasing the land from the Government.
Through ids labor aud energy it lycomcs
valuable and jields a comrorlahle'llving
for Ids familj'. Think or bringing about
sulIi a chsugu of laws as vvouiit confiscate
propertj- iu land without a penny of com
pensation! Take all his lalior from him!
Couflscate a home of his own creation,
wresled from nature ILselfl The doctrine Is
simplj monstrous!"
The above extract very beautifully Illus
Irales how vvofully a man or even excep
tional Intelligence may rai ipprehend the
rundamental principles aud policy or a doc
trine that Is new to him. Ihe Indignation
he expresses at various tilings whMi singlc
la.xers do not teach Indicates that Mr Mo
ran would become a vigorous advocate or
the single-tax doctrine if he understood
what It does teach
Mr. Jloran plclurs a frontier se-ttler who
"after jearxol hardship and toil succeeds
iu pureli ising land from the Government."
Upon thosjugle-lax theory the Government
vvojld not recognize land as n saleable
romu'odlt j. It holds that nil human beings
born Uion tho earth have an equal
and indefeasible right In urd to Its soil,
aud would let him have his share ot it when
ever lie was ready to use-it, without com
pelling him to undi rgo unlo'd hardships
lud expend jears of toll in earning money
lo lny for it, cither lo the Government or
any one else. What would there lie so
monstrously oppressive to the hard-working
sealer in tills, Mr. Moran?
It is true that upon the theory that the
land belongs te'ually to the entire com
munil, when nn individual segregates a.
quarter section from the common herltago
and appropriates it, to ills own e-.xcluslve
use. It Is but fair that ho should recompense
the community for depriving them of Its
ti'i. But In the case ot the frontier settler,
fl), nobody else wants it as jet. so he Is
depriving nobody else ot anj thing; (2), he
also is the member or the community, hav
ing an Interest in the common hirltage,
hence something Is due him res his share or
vv hat other individuals owe community. So
Tor a iiumlie-r of years, in ordinarj cases,
what the frontier settler owes lo the com
munity for ground rent would lie balano-d
by ivh.it the community owes him; and the
hard working larnier would not havetopay
anj- taxes. What would there be so mon
strously oppressive to him in that, Mr.
Morau ?
A dozen years piss. Tlie pioneer Las
worked Ii3 way to comfortable circum
stances. A number of other adventurous
and nterprislng mm have come into the
vicinity and have made themselves homes.
But very iarlj-Iii thetilfstory of the country
the bent lands passed into possession ot
land svndlcales. '
Now comes a representative ot the State,
under the guise anljolnclal title or an as
sessor, and inquires) ''What have- we here?"
The p'.once-r pouitvvjth prido-tohisquar-ter-Ecctlon,
all undier cultivation, inclosed
and crossed unit miles Offence; to Ids house
ai.d barn end com bins; to his horses and
cattle and sheep; to nil, in short, that goes
to constitute- a first 'class farm.
The assessor looks lt'over ami savs, "All
this must be worth, Hit tae-lowest estimate,
$5,000. The rate of taxation this year is
2 cents on a dollar. Yotirmx is $100."
"But see here." &V""j Hie pioneer, "my
presence a nd my wojJi(vc been an unmixed
benefit to this. communis- and to the Slate.
I have patronized ificv merchants, Ixijlng
of them luinbr" for 'minding?', -wire for
fencing, agricultural Implements' for use
on the farm. I liuvofiiMi'sbi-eJimnlovment
at generous vvagWfor rfluwmeii and car
penters ami toiic-mnpons and other kmis
of laborers. Every dollar I have ever
ran. ;il in inj life has gone Into the poeki ts
of tlie people of this, e-ommunity. aul in
creased the wealth of the State."
"That's Just what's the matter." replies
the assessor; "it Is the policy of tho Mate
of Colorado not to permit people
to come here nnd do that sort of tlih-g with
impunity. Therefore consider yoursiir
fined this jenr for your diligence and en
terprise. $100. II you keep on building
enriching the State it will be so much the
worse Tor you when I etime around again
next j car."
During the next year thehard-worklngset-tler
makes further Improvements on his
home to the e-xtent of $1,000. At the end
or tlie year the asessor calls ag-iin. The
farmer expects that by this time his tax
on $G. 000 will lie $120. He Is surprised
to find that he will have to pay but $40.
lie asks the asse-sor tho reason of this re
duction. Tho assessor Inquires "Do vou not re
member that our legislature last winter
ni'opteil tlie single tax sjstem?"
"Yes." replies the farmer, "but what
has that got to do wit'i it?"
"Und-r the single tax tlieorj," the as
sessor explained, "we lev-j- a tax only on the
value of the unimproved bare land. Your
house nnd bam and fences, j our horses and
cattle and shce-p, vour wheat and corn and
apples, cverj tiling that is the product of
hunnn labor, is left untouched by taxation
We have abindone-d the policy or Imposing
a penalty upon tlie man wiio benefits the
community and builds up thecountry."
"But In that case," asked the farmer,
anxiously, "how does the State obtain
sufficient revenue?"
The asscsor explains: "You know that
the quarter se-ctlons north, and south, and
east, and west, immediately adjoining
v ours, are owned by down-East speculators,
who are holding them for a rise. Lastvcar
you were taxed ?100;eachoftlieotlierrour
becnuse their owners were doing nothing
for this communltv were let otr upon the
pajment or $20. Thus the total Income to
the State from the riveqinrter-sections was
$180. This year yours and each of these
adjoining quarter-sections are taxed alike,
$40; total income to the State from the five.
$200. So, while jour tux Is only two-firths
what it was last year, the State gets $20
more revenue thin It did then."
Now, friend Moran, will you please write
us againand explain which of these two
plans goes the farther towarel "confis
cating" the fruits c7tlp alugcut pioneer's
labor? Which does thelmost toward wrest
ing rrom hlni the home othis own creation?
In short, where Is the nnnstrous" wrong
wrought against the jinor, hard-working
farmer by the singliy-rax?
We confess to a faint suspicion that Ihe
woes of the poor, opjves sed land speculator
are what you a re rcxilly gnev ing over, friend
Moran. We can f inel nobody else vv ho needs
vour sympathy. .
Hills I sec that the Duke Is coming over
heiress -hunting, nnd ' has engaged ten
staterooms. , ,
Mills What arc the nine for?
Hills His creditors, who want to make
sure that he succeeds.
Sc'n-slbio Simian-.,
'Papa, do monkeys imitate men in every-
"Not in cverj thing, my son: they have
Just enough sense to rerrain from trjing
to be professional reformers."
5100 Bernard, $100.
The rcadcrsof this paper willbepleaseil to
learn that there Is at least one dreaded dis
ease that science has been able to cure In all
its stages, and that is Catarrh. nail's
Catarrh Cure Is the only positive cure now
known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
beine a constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh d
Curels taken Inleraally.actlngdirectlyupon
the blood and mucous surfaces ot the sys
tem, thereby dcstroylngthcfoundatloa of the
disease, and giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution and assisting
nature In doing its work. The proprietors
have so much faith In its curative powers,
thatthey offer One Hundred Dollars for any
case that It falls to cure. Send for list of
Testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY &
CO.Toledo, O. Sold by druggists, 76c
One Week's News and Gossip
Around Local Armories.
The efforts of Gen. Ordvvay lo get settle
ments from officers who arc behind In
their property returns are meeting with
gratifying success. Already a numlier
have settled, but the greatest advancement
has been made In another direction. About
twenty cases are now ready for the Judge
advocate general, and suit will at onco bo
As stated in these columns some months
ago, a vigorous movement has been made
to clear these property returns up. When
Lieut. Bobbins look charge of the property
end of the Nutloual Guard he at once fol
lowed out the general's orders. He noti
fied delinquents, a month later a second
notice was sent, tl.cn, after a third notice,
tiie eases arc now ready for the Ji.dgc ad
vocate general.
The property Involved In these cases Is
valued at over $2. r00. It Is worth while
to have Ii all straightened up. and tlie gov
ernment Is pressing for n scttli incut. M ost
of these oifiecrs have given bond, so their
iMindsinen can be held for any deficiency.
In some eases no lioiiilsnieii have been fur
nished. Action will be taken against these
Just, the same.
There are still In the Guard 6lx com
manding oificc-rs who have- not given
bond. How- it occurred no one Just knows.
At iresint no un'forms or equipments are
issued unless a bond has been given. This
fuel had somi thing to do Willi the recent
changes, so it is whispered. What will be
done with tlie six orflcers who have not
given bond will be decided soon. Some
thing will be done.
It sc m a pretty heavy duty to be
added to a commanding officer, this of
being responsible for gov e rninent property.
It Is said at headquarters, though, that
there should be no trouble at all. If an
orricc-r takes a receipt rrom e-ach man
there can be no difficulty. He has his
recourse If tlie propertj Is lost. Command
ing officers are known to have kept their
aevoiints iu such slnpc that the re has been
but little ilelsj Iu handing things over.
Just now the prope-rty clerk Is busy try
ing to effect these settlements. One is
with an otficer w ho left Hie Guard two or
three ve-nrsago. The lost property consists
or rour tin cups. He has not been able to
e-trect a settlement Willi this offiter, and
the- account ot the government must bo
kept open. If this could be disposed of
the account could be closed. Tlie otiieer
does not feci like paying for the cups and
has neglected to make I he pro pcrarrlunv its.
One of the chief troubles seems to lie.
It Is said, iu the fact tli it ofneers cannot
unde-rstaud the meaning of expendible."
A great many -mull ihlugsarc marked "ex-pe-ude-il"
when they do not be-long to that
ckiss at all A pair ot trousers, or enough
or t he pair to show tlie-v were onco trousers,
will be aeceple-1 in settluni-nt at headquar
ters, bucli remains cannot be thrown away
and the trousers marked '-expeuded." But
few things can be- so handle-d. Oue is a
service chevron. All these worn out can
tie marked "expci-ilcel."
It is the-eleslre of headquarters to get
matters straightem-d up to date, as nearly
as possible. It will uever leposiu.c to get
matters absolutelv- up to date But ir stir
ring up delinquents and forcing them to
settle will square the books, the books will
be squared
A sectioa ot the light battery went coon
huuting last fcaturday night. No one need
look for cious, however, around battery
headquarters The boj-s went prepared.
They had oy-te-rs by the bushel, meat,
sausages, bread, coffee, etc. Iu fact, about
the only thing thevodn't take was one of
the Gatlir-g guns. They were gone twenty
rotir hours, and they got only experience.
LleuL Bobbins win, In command. At
least, he was the ranking officer. He had
with htm Lieut. Marrun, Sergt. Murray,
Corp- Chase, Private Charles Hoover and
Messrs. Gus Mason and Jo O ite-s. A
wagon was seeure-d, loaded with the pro
visions and the hunters. Their destination
was reached about 10 o'clock Saturday
night a rnerelly rnrme r's ne-ar Fort Wash
ington. Aliout 11 o'clock Lieui. Bobbins
gave- the orders to advance.
Sergt. Murray insisted on light, ne
wanted one or the two lanterns used on
the wagon, awl he go it, notwithstand
ing the other hunters laughed him to
scorn. That lantern was the sergeant's
undoing. Be-tore the woods were reached
the party came to n '-branch," a it is
called in .Marjland, which must be crossed
on a log. Tie crossing was not the best
in the daytime, so the Ixijs crawled over
safelv, except s-crgt. Murray. He. with
his lantern clasped In Ills teeth, started
to reilow the last or the bovs. He was only
hair way across when a splash was heard.
Serge-ant aril lantern had ralh-n over
board into the branch, fcergl. Murray
declares he only got one root wet, but the
boys have their suspicion.
Until 3 o'clock the sqund l-untcd Tor
cooes but not a coon could be- round. Once
or twice tl e dogs started i ne, but not a
one was Ires-J. Aliout 4 o'clock theartil-I-rvmen
turned ill disgusted with infan
try skirmish work. Sum, -.j wus?cntin
disposing or the- provisions taken uloug.
Tlie-v succeeded in these attacks as well
as if thej Were hurdling all their big guns.
Lieut. Robblus reports tiiat they all had
a gooel time. If m thing else.
The Second Regiment will I old the first
regimental parade of the Mason Tuesday
evening in Convention hall. It will com
mence at a 30 o'clock sharp. The recently
organized regimental band will make its
first appearance on this occasion. This
band consists of twi ntj-foiir pieces, and tlie
bass drum is the gift of Capt. Slmonson
or Companv A, Sixth. The parae'e Is open
to the public and a large crowd Is expected.
The three majors are busy notifying
their iiie-u to be on hand, and a most gratify
ing turnout is expected. The colonel has
dlr'-cted every man of his staff to lie in
The rifle gallery is now open ror all new
men who have not completed their s-ores.
Monday night aliout twenty of the Rifles
were present and made very good scores.
Some were away up. Last night Com
pany B. of the Sixth, had the gallcrj-.
The rifle association is prospering. In
the future the day is to be changed. It Is
found that but few business men can get
off Saturday. Last week the laugh was
all on the old-time riflemen who were
there. The American standard target
is used in all these shoots. Tiie range
Is owned by Hon. George W. Holmes, who
has Just been elected to represent his
county In the Maryland legislature. He is
plajing In grca luck, for he is the first
Republican to pull through in jears. He
has been shooting Raturdajs. and making
a score of 34 or 33 out or a possible 100.
Last Saturday the best shots all gave him
a handicap of 20 points. The best score
made was 58. with 54 as second, and then
Mr. Holmes started in. He made two tin
first shot, and every oue smiled. But
hefired avvay.and when ho liailfiiiishi'd his
score stood 51. With his 20 hnndicap it
reached 74. He pocketed first prize, bu
gets no more handicaps.
Eutrlesfor theshootat Ordway, Thanks
giving, arc coming in rapidlj-. Capt. Bell
urges that name-sshoaldb sent In at once.or
raoremay be present than can becaredfor.
It is anticipated that 100 men will be there
it the weather is pleasant The new In
spector ot rifle practice promises to
bring twenty-five or thirty men down
himself. The rules of the shoot are again
Qualification and svv eepstake mutch open
from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Thanksgiving
Daj-, ten shots at each distance, two,
three, four, five, and six hundred yards.
This match is open to all members of Hit
Guard. First. Tor the ntialirication of such
members as- have not had an opportunity
to complete their regular practice.
Seeoud For those who are short or
qualification and desiie to Improve their
Third. For those who wish to indulgo
in the closing shoot or the jear. Scores
made at these matches may be cerliricel.
Tlie entrance fee will be 23 cents, and
In each class Is to bo dlvidcl Into three
prizes ot 50, 30 and 20 per ex-nt. The
division i'sruade as follows: The first
class will be composed of present members
and alternates of the brigade team; second
class, members of regimental, teams, In
cluding that of the Engineer Corps; third
class, those who liavo qualified as sharp
shooters; fourth class, thoso who have
qualified as markmeu; fifth class, llioee
who have never qualified.
"Any contestant who has not qualified as
marksman or sliarpshopter, may re-emer Ihe
match for the puriwso of increasing hlsscore
at anv particular range, or all ranges) by
purchasing the ammunition. But his ncw
score will not entitle him to any part of the
prize money.
Commissary Sergt. Bruit' J. Mi Lcod, of
the Second Regiment, has been appointed
aetlug first lieutenant. Company D, Sixth
First Lieut. Daniel V. Chleiioira. Company
A, Sixth Battalion, has been honorably
dlsehargedou account of thcdlsb indiiieut of
his companj".
An election for captain In Company A,
First Battalion, has been ordered for to
morrow oveulng.
Tho brigade examining board lad thre-e
candidates before them last Wednesday
First Lieut, and Adjt. Peter Kcnney, of
the Sixth Battalion, has forwarded his
resignation. Lieut. Kenney goes as an
Instructor to tlie Maryland Reform School.
The designation of Company D, Sixth
Battaiiou, hies been changed to Company
The Third Battalion had battalion drill
last night.
The Mortons linvca basket-ball team
and are in it vltli the Corceirans and Cyc'e
A. Jr. Hudson, of the First Regiment,
Is si-curing a ree-ord of all mllftarj service
of tin oHii-cts or the Regiment.
The Cycle Corps enlisted eight men
at its last meeting. There are forty-two
names on Its roller now.
Major Harries, Inspector general of
rifle practice. Is able to ride out. He
Intends taking a trip down the JerBe-y
Coast shortly.
Major Ross has stlred his boys up
prepiratorj to battalion drill Tcesday
Company A, Fourth Battalion. Is getting
ready to surprise the rest of the guard.
Its rooms are to be fitted up in the best
stjle possible.
A Jt-lllllIlK Cut.
Miy I add to jour animal stories a strik
ing instance of that spirit of Jealousy
which insists on all or none? I had a cat
which had long been an inmate of the
house and rendered alll the attentions
which it is well known old maids lavish
on such animals, rinding the mice were
more than one cat could attend to, I se
cured a kitten and wished to keep the
two. My cat was Indignant and in very
plain lacgcige requested the kllten to
go. I endeavore-d to make peace, lifted
both on to Ihe table-and expostulated
with puss. She li-tencd with a sullen
expression and then scddenlv- gave .1 claw
at the kitten's e-ye-s. I scolded and bc-ut
her, upon which she left the house, and
I nev cr sa w her again. London Spectator.
Electricity vs. Gas.
The constant flicker ot gas
llpht means ruination to tho ye-
sliht Tha preTentitlT Is the
steady incacdssccnt electric
- Usht Gs Is celus sMetra'-fceJ
la uunlreda of Instances and tn
electric lliht !s at the switch.
We furnish the current will
Eire ycu details or cost, Ac, any
U. S. Electric Lighting-Co..
213 14th Street. "Phone 77.
Cos s one-third Jess, iroos fnrther
than any other cebe on tho market.
Ignites quickly, and is ncted for its
lasting qualities. No dust, dirt,
euioko or clinker?
40 bu. (tincrushed), S2.90
40 bu. (crushed) . S3.70
To any part of the city Suitable for
range, latrobe, furnace, grate aud
open fireplace.
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Jolins Ii3oa, Guitar-, Mandolins, Miees
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Kacis and MantJs.
Itnttlmorc store. 13 N Charles St.
negatives make splen
did enlargements if han
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best work of that sort in
town. "We save amateur
photographers all the
trouble of toning, print
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are very low.
The International Annual Is out,
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(? Cos s one-third Jes, iroei fnrther I w
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Families supplied with salt Ter oyter3 by
the quart or palloa.
Ice cream wholesale and retail.
JOI1N VEMU, Proprietor.
RSE Illankcts from 75c. tip.
Tho finest line of harness
and pluh rorc la to
641 La. Ave.
TorS Chops 8o
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Ter gallon In Demljo'aat 10,-
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