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THE WASHrNGTOlT TIMES, TTJESDAT, AUGUST 21. 1894.
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HOW THE DISTBICT SUFFERS.
Tho House yesterday passed a bill. It hav
ing already received tho approval of the Sen
ate, which renews charters of local corpora
tions soon to expire. There is no objection
to suoh legislation; in fact, it is necessary and
will save much confusion, but it is to be re
gretted that so much other legislation of equal,
If not greater lmportanoe, has been permitted
to languish on the calendars or else remain in
committee-rooms. Corporations have no rea
son to complain of the way Congress has
legislated in their behalf this session, but
other interests havo not been so tenderly
taken care of. It is unfortunate that the bill
to codify the laws of the District has not pro
gressed beyond the Houso committee stage.
Another measure of aired interest to every
householder and business man is that to re
duce tho cost and Increase the purity of gas.
The House has passed the bill, but no action
has been taken by the other body.
Other measures of great interest may be
acted upon next session that is, perhaps thoy
may be when Congress has nothing eleo to
do but the chances are the District will still
continue to suffer from legislative neglect
There is pending a bill to simplify the form of
deeds of conveyance, o reform which has been
earnestly advocated by real estate buyers and
(oilers; to amend the law relating to divorces;
to construct Mount Vernon avenue; to ap
point women as school trustees. These ore
only a few of the most important; there are a
core or more aftecting tho welfare of the Dis
trict on the calendars. It is to be hoped that
some of these bills will be considered at tho
next session, but it is not likely that many
day will be given to the District Committees.
MAESHAL ABNOLD ON THE STRIKE.
The United States marshal who had charge
of the deputies used in the late strike dif
ficulties at Chicago is in Washington. He
is here to present his little bill of $100,000 to
This gentleman is an official of the United
States government, and yet he delivers him
self to a local reporter to the effect that Mr.
Debs and the other strike leaders hoped and
really expected that the strike would pre
cipitate a social revolution. It is not enough
for this accomplished official to know that a
strike investigation, duly appointed by the
government by whom he is employed, is con
ducting an examination of tho late strike. In
addition to his duties as United States
marshal, Mr. Arnold generously takes the
matter out of the hands of Carroll D. Wright
and his conferees and speaks out tho fullness
of his own profound sociological Intelligence.
TJie most extreme of our conservatlveAmor
ioan citizens would not in sober statement
accuse the strike leaders of desiring a social
revolution, or using the strike as a means to
that end. The single aim of their efforts,
whether ndvlsed or ill-advlsod, was the ros;
toratlon of the old wage rate at Pullman and
in their communications to their followers
they continually discouraged and denounced
violence of all sorb. Turther than that, Mr.
Debs is man enough to state that his experi
ence with the suffering and excitement that
seems Inseparable from strikes has led him to
believe that thoy are useless.
Is there, in all reason, anything in any
word or act of the strike leaders that could
lead on intelligent publlo to believe that they
contemplated and incited social upheaval?
Marshal Arnold thinks there is. In tho rest
ful complacency of arduous duties that are
finished, and in tho pleasing anticipation of
pay that is forthcoming, he lets tho general
publlo know what kind of fellows ho was
dealing with and artfully insinuates tho ter
rible tussle he must have undergone.
The strike commission of inquiry should
subpoena Marshal Arnold, and meantime
Attorney Oener.il Olney should remind his
valuable vassal that he was hired to work
and not to chatter through his headgear.
JUDGE MILLER IS RI0HT.
Judge Miller has cut short his summer
vacation and returned to Washington to in
vestigate the charges which have been made
affecting the integrity of tho warrant clerk of
the police court, Mr. George M. Washburn.
This action will meet with the approval of
the publlo, and it shows that Judge Miller
holds a high opinion of tho dignity which
should surround his tribunal.
The polloe court has often been called "the
poor man's court," and dealing as it has to
with the needy and unfortunate and Ignorant
classes of tho oomteunlty, men and women
who are unable to pay lawyers and who must
trust to the honor and honesty of Judge and
other officials, it is especially important that
no taint of suspicion should attach to it.
Judge Miller is right in his decision to in
vestigate these rumors and charges. If they
are false and unwarranted it will be to the
advantage of Clerk Washburn to have the
facts known. If they are true Judge Miller
will know what further action to take.
The Times does not pass judgment; it does
Bot venture an opinion, but with the best In
terests of the community at heart It commends
Judge Miller for his action.
Tex people of Washington, and, indeed, of
the whole country, will be pained to learn of
the serious illness of Frances Hodgson Bur
sett's only child, and the ono.from whom she
drew her beautiful character of Little Lord
f auntleroy. It is a strange providence that
ems to chastise the home of a woman who
has done so much to brighten other homes
mad a mother who has done so much to
purify the ideas and ambitions of other
mothers' children. The Times sincerely
bopes for the recovery of Mrs. Burnett's son.
Is Tnz Senate yesterday we bad another
sample of the great lengths to which some
people can go in making themselves unpopu
lar. Senator Gorman furnished It. He has
just emerged from a successful attempt to dis
gust almost everybody except the sugar trust
officials. Now he lays a double-layer of dis
gust over the people of the District by his ob
jection to the appropriation for the erection
in this city of a national home for infirm col
ored persons. Tho colored voters of Mary
land should make a note of this last act of
backwoods economy on tho part of theirsenlor
Senator. They should keep tab on the Stato
solons who are in favor of returning the
friend of Mr. Havemeycr and the enemy of
those helpless ones who are barred out from
the ordinary channels of eleemosynary relief.
United States SUr.sn.ii. Absold, of Illi
nois, is here with a little hill against the
Government of $100,000, which is a part of
tho amount expended for "subduing the
strikers." TnE Times will furnish the post
age if Uncle Sam will forward tho bill to Duke
TnE certain knowledge ,that rresidont
Cleveland has left the White House at least
gles some color to tho rumor that the Exec
utive residence will hereafter bo occupied by
With n feeling of genuine satisfaction the
District citizen hears that tho House unani
mously consented to pay itself next Wednes
day. It Is a relief when the House unani
Scientists say that the wholo continent is
gradually sinking under the water. It Col.
J. Hampton Hoge has heard this, his nervy
campaign appearance must conceal a heavy
If Mn. Cleveland is going to Blgn tho
tariff bill this delay is rather costly, consider
ing the fact that Uncle Sam loses 0 cents on
evorj' gallon of distilled spirits drawn from
In spite of the present Speaker's popularity,
this can nevor be called the "Crisp Congress."
The stylo of its locomotion would never
justify that adjective.
Ir Congress Li waiting for the President's
action before adjourning then President
Cleveland can Jump into universal popularity
by acting quickly.
RErnESENTATivE Riciiauds wants to re
strain the Importation of shoddy cloth. Can't
he amend to also include shoddy humanity?
TnE summer hotel-keoper In New Jersey Is
presenting hl3 bill only to find that ho has
been anticipated by the mosquito.
It is understood that the two Congressional
campaign committees will indulge in no con
ference committee work.
The next social season at the Korean capi
tal promises to bo especially brilliant in the
army and navy set.
0 Emma Goldman should be reminded that
the way back to prison is paved with mora
It at-pe ies to bo time that the Chinese do
more fighting and less joss-stlok incense
Hon. Benjamin Harbison seems about to
Alter some more talk through his unoestral
If this thing keeps up there will be no
fatted calf for the Vigilant when she returns.
This weather threatens to seriously modify
the Washington small boy's snowball habit.
Becent rumors indicate thai there Is con
siderable eavesdropping at Grey Gables. ,
CLOAK ROOM AND GALLEKY.
There happened on the floor of the United
States Senate on Friday a little incident which
very few people noticed and the exact truth
of which has not been told. When Senator
Hill arose to pass his crltclsms on tho method
of appointing Senator White to the vacancy
on the Finance Committee by tho Democratio
steering committee and closed by submitting
that the proper course to pursue would be to
call a Democratic caucus, Senator Blackburn
was on his feet in an Instant and muttered in
an undertone somo words to the New YorK
Senator wanting to know what difference that
made to him. "You were not invited to tho
lost Democratic caucus, and were not there,"
"I was invited, but I didn't go because 1
preferred not to," replied Senator Hill still in
"You will not be Invited to tho next one,"
continued Blackburn, savagely, and then, as
be strode Into the Democratio cloakroom, he
hissed "Dirty whelp!" In a tone distinctively
audible to a number of Senators. Senator
Hill did not move a muscle.
The next day Senator Blackburn was said
to have declared that he had called Hill by
that name on the floor of the Senate, and that
ho had not resented it. The two Senators
are not deeply in love with each other Just
now, as a result of the affair, but it Is said
there are to be no further developments.
One of the most amusing performances con
nected with the closing days of the tariff ngbt
in tho House, more humorous than the scram
ble for the possession of the tariff bill, was the
scramble between Messrs. Isidor Strauss and
Charles Tracey, tho rival "cuckoos." for tho
possession of Chairman Wilson. Mr. Strauss
was much more successful from the start, and
mnnaged to decide who should and who
should not talk with Mr. Wilson about as ef
ficiently as Mr. Thurber controls audiences in
"The August Fre-ence."
The merry wnr between the two Congress
ional rivals began at early morning and
rarely ended until evening, but the most
amusing scenes were at dinner at the Arling
ton Hotel In the evening. Messrs. Tracey
and Strauss had adjoining tables, and the
Erlme object of Mr. Strauss, when the dinner
ad arrived, appeared to be to prevent Mr.
Wilson being addressed by any ono, but espe
cially Mr. Tracey, without the assent and
permission of Mr. Strauss. At one time
during the early stage of the rivalry Mr.
Strauss was very careful to place himself be
tween Messrs. Tracey and Wilson so as to
monopolize the latter, and it is said that some
of tho meals at which, by accident Mr. Tracey
eat nearest to Mr. Wilson and actually ex
changed a fen words with him, were very
But Mr. Strauss was soon tho complete
victor and Mr. Trncey vas entirely out of it.
If any one wnotwl to fcno'w the latest news,
cither from tho conference or tho White
House, Mr. StrauB was tho person to see.
lie had all the lnido information and dis
pensed it with lnvih favor, especially In pre
dicting free raw materials on a great many
things that are not free after all, and having,
according to nil indications, the settlement
of the whole question in tho palm ot his
" Now that tho straggle Is over, Mr. Strauss
still keeps possession of the chairman ot the
Ways and Means Committee, and has taken
blm up to the Jersey coast for a bit of sea air.
"It is now about time," said a Congressman
yesterday, "that Mr. Wilson were allowed his
freedom again. The fight for the possession
of the tariff bill is over, and there is no reason
why the fight for the possession ot Mr. Wil
son should not be over, too."
Three Fortunate Young Men.
The three vacancies in the grade of assist
ant paymaster In the Navy were filled yester
day by appointments which tho President
signed at Grny Gables on Saturday. The
fortunate young men are Martin Ramsey, son
of Admiral Ramsey, at present Acting Secre
tary ot the Navy; Guy Rodgers, son of Capt.
Alexander Rodgers, of tho Army, and grand
son of the late Admiral Rodgers, and Joe
Johnston Chustham, of Tennessee.
DEBS' STORY OF THE STRIKE
His Testimony Before the Presiden
THE A. R. U. RESPONSIBLE FOR IT
There Were Aggravating Circumstances,
However, that Moved It to Aotion Strik
ing Justifiable When It Resists Degrada
tion Epigrams that Evoked Laughter.
Chicaoo, Aug. 20. "Tell us in your own
way, Mr. Del, what you know of tho Pullman
striko and Its results," said Commissioner
Wright, of tho striko commission, this murn
inp, to President Eugene Y. Dobs, of tho
American Railway Union, who appeared 03 a
The courtroom was crowded, and every
person in it listened attentively as, leaning
forward in bis seat, tho tall leader of the
great strike begun in a low, clear voice a re
cital, which gradually became more earnest
and forcible as he proceeded, until it devel
oped into almost on oration. Ho told ot
having received word that a strike in Pull
man was imminent and of his coming to Chi
cago to Investigate.
"I found," he said, "that the men wore
working for the Pullman company at wages
upon which they could not live. I found that
salaries bad been cut time and ugaln, until
skilled mechanics were worklnc their lives
away for wages not sufficient for a common
laborer; that the town ot Pullman, with Its
shops, its houses, and its stores, was so
schemed that overy penny that tho working
man made found its way back into the com
pany's coffers. In fact, I found tho working
men otPulImnn in a pitlnblo condition, and
determined to do all In my power as presi
dent of the American Railway Union to im
prove their condition.
"The strike followed, ordered By the men
themselves. Then came tho boycott, ordered
by duly elocted delegates to our contention,
and then followed the railroad strikes, ordered
by the various local unions, each of which
had grievances of Its own."
Mr. Debs then told of the strike, his ac
count differing but little from 'that ot tho
othor American Railway Union officials who
had preceded him on the witness stand.
rULLMAN 8TBIKE THE JBIME CAUSE.
"Would the railroad strikes havo ooourred
If there had been no Pullman trouble?" asked
"No. The Pullman strike was the primo
cause. Wo desired to stop Pullman's cars
and shut off his income, thus forclug him to
arbitrate. But the railroad men had griev
ances of their own. The General Managers'
Association had been organized with tho
avowed intention of giving assistance to rail
roads in labor troubles. Tho evident nlm
was to drive organized labor from existence.
No sooner had this association boen formed,
than a systematic reduction of railroad wages
all oer the country began.
"The cuts were mndoon ono road at a time,
and in one department at a time, but the sys
tematic regularity with which they appeared
was sufficiently significant. The men were
ready to strike, and felt they had cause. But
the trouble would not have come when it did
had it not been for the Pullman matter.
'The time was unpropltious; business was
depressed, and money scarce. I did not order
the strikes. I bad not tho rawer. Tno men
did that themselves. Bat I donotnlshto
shirk any responsibility, and am willing to say
that I heartily concurred In and approved of
the action taken by tho men. As to violence,
I always condemned It. I have written and
spoken against it, believing and knowing that
a strike cannot be won by violence. As to
telegrams sent from our office counseling
violence, I know nothing of any such epis
tles." "What about the 'buy-a-gun' telegram?" -asked
"This is easily explained. The telegrams
were sent by a private secretary to a friend In
Butte, and was merely a plavful expression.
It was sent out as such end was so under
stood." BAILBOADS PABALTZED IN TTVE DATS.
Mr. Debs then said tbat within five days
after the strike was declared the union had
the railroads beaten.
"They were paralyzed," ho said, "but Just
at that time injunctions .vere sown broadcast,
and shortly afterward the officials of the
American Railway Union were arrested for
contempt oi court, mat Deal us. it wusn i
tho railroads or tho army, but the power of
the United States courts tbat beat us.
"About that time a thing occurred which I
desire to mention. Gen. Miles came to Chi
cago, called on the General Managers' Asso
ciation, and the next day was quoted in an
interview as saying ho had broken the back
bone of the striko. Now, I consider that call
of Gen. Miles as vulgarly out of place. He
had no more right to consult with the Gen
eral Managers' Association than he had to
consult with the men ot our union.
"I might say, too, that it seems strange tbat
nil of our letters and telegrams were made,
public property, while not a lino of the rail
roads' correspondence was published. If it
had been I think wo could prove that the gen
eral managers, at one of their secret meetings,
declared they would stamp the A. R. U. out
In reply to a question Mr. Debs said that
the union had taken every possible means to
prevent rioting and disorder.
"We objected to the presence of the Federal
troops, but not to State troops and police. If
I remember rightly, no Serious outbreak oc
curred until the Federal troops arrived, as
their presence inflamed the men."
BBOTBEBBOODS NO GOOD ANT Z.ONQEB.
The witness then told of the trouble with
the railroad brotherhoods.
"The brotherhood havo outlived their use
fulness," he said, "and for that reason I left
the firemen's organization. They were, I
fear, jealous of the American Railway Union,
and helped to defeat us. There is now a
movement on footto form a grand and united
railroad labor organization. Within three
days a proposition will be submitted to the
other railroad orders, whereby all present
officers ot the A. R. U. and other unions shall
resign, with no possibility of election to
office. Tho principal causo ot the strife thus
being removed, an organization will be ef
fected, if the brotherhoods consent, which
shall Include all rallioad employes."
The commissioners have notified George
M. Pullman to appear and testify, and will
also call for several members ot the General
Managers' Association. The date for Mr.
Pullman's testimony has not yet been set, but
It Is expected that he will appear Tuesday or
WnAT T. B. MABSnAL ABNOLD THINKS.
United States Marshal Arnold, ot Illinois,
who has coma to Washington to settle his
striko accounts with the Department of
Justice, which aggregates about 100,000, ,
said yesterday that the strike was a thing of
the past. Occasionally a workman who
bad taken the place ot a striker would be as
saulted on bis wny to or from work, bnt with
a few such exceptions all violenco had ceased,
and to all appearances normal conditions had
As to the strikers themselves Mr; Arnold
said that a very largo proportion of them had
been taken back by tho railroads. Workmen
who took no active part in the hostile demon
strations against the railroads had f oundlittle
difficulty in regaining their old places, but
the leaders and those who had a band in the
destruction of property had not been taken
back and never would be.
Mr. Debs and the other strike leaders, ac
cording to 3Iarsbal Arnold's views, would
not enter politics in earnest. They hoped
and really expected, Mr. Arnold said, that
the strike would precipitate a revolution and
that the social structure, of our government
would be shattered and fall to the ground.
The prompt and effective measures adopted
by Attorney General Olney had smashed their
schemes almost before matters had taken
shape, and caving failed to enlist the oo-op-
eration of all trade and labor organizations,
Mr, Debs and his followers, Mr. Arnold
thought, would now Join hands with the Pop
ulists. The American Railway Union was
Wrecked, Mr. Arnold added.
COAST SURVEY PARTY DROWNED.
Lieut. Crosby and lour Enlisted Men
Perish Off Oregon's Shores.
The Coast Survey bos received from Ensign
Eaton, now in charge of the Coast Survey
steamer McArthur, a dispatch confirming the
drowning of Lieut. Crosby and four enlisted
men off the coast of Oregon. .No details were
The party has been engaged in off-shoro
bydrographio work along tho Oregon coast
slaco last May. The weather bus been heavy
In that section for somo weeks, and It is sui
1 oied that the party was trying to land to
crtct signals, which were to be used when
tiro weather becamo clear.
Lieut. Crosby was n graduate of Annapolis,
was appointed to the Navy from New York in
16GC, and has two or three times been detailed
for duty with the Coast Survey, being a man
o fine scientific attainments.
ALL REPORTS FAYORABLE
Gratifying Progress with Arrange
ments for the l'ythians.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEET
Over Six Thousand Knights Have Applied
for Accommodations in the Camp High
School Cadets Selected for Messenger
Service The President May Seceive.
When the citizens', executive committee on
the Knights of Pythias Encampment met nt
headquarters yesterday alternoon they ex
pected favorable and more or less final reports
from the various sub-committees. With one
exception their anticipations were realized.
That exception was the committee on hall for
the supreme lodge. Secretary J. B. Conner
reported their work but half done, and that
half not altogether satisfactorily.
After consideiable discussion tho officers of
the executive committee, with Secretary Con
ner, were empowered to make the necessary
arrangements for the proper furbishing ami
decoration ot Builders' Exchange Hall during
the sessions of tho supreme lodge. Reports
of progress were received from the other sub
committees. The gentlemen present yesterday were
Chairman Chapln Brown, Secretary George
E. Emmons, Treasurer John It. Carmody,
Messrs. John Joy Edson. Archibald Greeu
lees, Frank B. Noyes, C. 8. Domer, A. F.
Medford, Notlcy Anderson. Richard Good
hart, Hon. C. G. Conn, Lawrence Gardner,
J. Harrison Johnson, Gen. Duncan S, Walker,
Samuel Ros, G. W. Heisley, J. H. Mitchell,
T. W. Helblg, J. C. Yost, and W. T. Mocka
bee. Reports of committees was the first
business In order and Mr. Noyes made a state
ment showing the condition of flnanccj.
From bis report It appeared that 85,772.68 In
cash has been received, $359.90 disbursed,
leaving a balance of $5,412.69.
Mr. Noyes said hl3 committee and collectors
are endeavoring to collect the money as rap
Idly as possible. About $6,000 ot the amount
subscribed had not been collected, between
41,500 and S2.000 of which will probably
never be paid. In vlewot the stato ot finances
be recommends that estimates and appropria
tions be reduced as much as possible.
MOBE MONET NEEDED.
Mr. Emmons said 83,000 more will be
needed for necessary expenses otthe encamp
ment. Chairman Brown sold 84,800 was the origi
nal appropriation for the camp and camp
grounds committee, but their expenses can
probably be cut down to 53.000.
Mr. G. W. Heisley reported progress for the
transportation committee. Preparations have
been completed for the reception to the
supreme lodge, and Mr. Goodhart, chairman
of the committee having cbarcro of tho ar
rangements, stated that the invitations have
been moiled and the programmes are being
printed. The sum of 3550 will cover all ex
penses ot the reception.
applications or kniohts toe cjuahtebs.
"Knights to tho number of 6,309 have ap
plied for quarters in camp," said Chairman
Gardner, when the camp and camp grounds
committee wa3 called. "The surveyors were
at work to-day," he continued, "and the
camp grounds were staked off ready to sot up
the tents, which have already arrived. They
will probably all be up Thursday, one day
ahead ot time." Mr. Gardner also stated tbat
the contract for famishing electric lights has
been awarded to Royce & Marean for 5250,
and tbat for laying water pipes to S. S. Shedd
fc Bro. for 225.
He thought the expenses of his committee
will be less than the amount appropriated for
their use. On motion of Mr. Emmons it was
agreed tbat the, granting of the lunch stand
and cafe privileges should be taken from tho
committee on privileges nnd advertising and
given to Mr. Gardner's committee.
"We can do our work with 50," said Mr.
Medford, ot the committee on information,
"but could easily use $100 or $500 If we could
get that amount." But tbat Is on impossibil
ity at this time, and Mr. Medford will be com
pelled to dispense the best information ob
tainable for the smaller sum.
The report of the committee on hall for the
supreme lodge was submitted by Mr. J. B.
Conner. Wr. Wight, the chairman, Is out of
town, and has left the arrangements in chareo
-of Conner. Owing to the character of the
sessions ot tho lodge tne present seating
arrangement ot the Builders' Exchange is
unsuitable and separate chairs will haye to he
furnished. A partition In front of the hall
door is also required. The decorations, which
have been provided for at an estimated cost
of $15, consisted of only a few flags around
After a speech, in which he eulogized the
supreme lodge and chlded the citizens of
Washington for not upholding the xood name
of their city, Mr. Go6dbart moved to appro
priate $100 for decorating the hall, which
motion was adopted.
NO WAB VESSELS WIIX BE THERE.
Mr. Greenlees, chairman ot the entertain
ment committee, stated that he had endeav
ored to secure the presence of two war ves
sels at the navy yard during the encamp
ment, but it is doubtful whether ho will be
successful In company with Mr. Chapln
Brown he bad called at the White House
Thursday to ask the President to give a pub
llo reception to the visiting Enlghts. Mr.
Cloveland was out 'of the city, but Secretary
Thurber had given Messrs. Brown and Green
lees encouragement and asked them to call
again when the President returns, which they
Reports of progress were received from the
committees on horses and carriages, muslo,
and reception to the uniform rank.
Mr. J. Harrison Johnson, of the publio
order committee, submitted a written state
ment, in which he said he can nothing fur
ther until information is furnished as to the
hour ot formation ot the parade.
The resignation of Gen. Albert Ordway as
chairman of the committee on esoort was re
ceived, and he designated Capt. Domer, of
the Fenclbles, as his successor. The latter
gentleman's appointment was approved by
the citizens' committee.
Capt, Domer stated there will be about 400
militiamen In escort line.
An appropriation ot $280 was voted to the
illumination commltree for lighting the Capi
tol dome with electric lights Tuesday even
ing. Hon. O. G. Conn, ot the committee on re
viewing stands, reported .everything In readi
ness for the erection of stands as soon as the
location is decided upon. In the judgment of
the committee the two stands cannot be
erected for less than $800 each, with seating
capacity for 600 persons.
Mr. Goodhart stated that plat of Conven
tion Hall seats will be at Metzrott's and
headquarters Thursday. Each person having'
an invitation is entitled to three tickets ot ad
mission. Tho committeo on camp and camp grounds
held n short meeting last night, but trans
acted no business.
Tho P)thlnn executive committee met at 8
o'clock, but immediately adjourned until
From the committee on street decorations
Mr. Chnrls S. Domer reuorted that circulars
had been sent to the different merchants re
queuing tnem to decorate their stores, nnd
many favorable leplics buvo been received.
Personal culls by the members of the decora
tions committee will bo mado this weck.upon
those gentlemen not answering the circular,
and a handsome display of flags and bunting
Jlr. J. H. Mitchell, of the public comfort
committee, asked for an appropriation of $150
for messenger boys' serviee, which request
Quite a number of tho rooms registered
hao been Inspected, but Mr. Mitchell called
attention to the fact that only $12 of the ap
propriation for that purpose remained. The
citizens' committeo, however, thought It use
less to appropriate, uu additional amount for
Gen. Carnahan telegraphed yesterday after
noon that bo would not reach Washington
until this evening.
Mr. M. A. Bridge, representing the McCau
ley Peters Tent Company, arrived In the city
yesterday to superintend the erection of touts.
He will lemain until tho encampment Is over.
Applications for quarters, in addition to the
list published in Sunday's Times, have been
received from the following:
W. F. Hnyhurst, Lumbertsville, N. J.;
DoWltt C.Bolton, New York citj; W. E.
Brown; Seymour. Ind.: W. W. Gill, Mobile,
Ala.; E.G. Herr, Goshen, Ind.; Henry C.
Cleveland, Boston, Mass.: James N. Walt,
Lynn, Mass.; J. F. McCarthy, Indianapolis,
Ind.; E. 1. Herr, Goshen, Ind.; O. L. Brown,
ProUdence, It. I.; C. H. Vise. South Bobtoii,
Mass.;H. W. Feldcn, New Orleans, La.; and
Grand Uaplds Division No. 6. Grand I'apids,
Mich., seventy-live men.
SEEN ACK0SS THE l'OOTLIGHTS.
A. Y. Pearson's big patriotlo melodrama,
"The White Squadron," mado its second
visit to Washington and was witnessed lat
night by a two-thirds house at the Academy
Enthusiastic applause was frequently given
nnd there was complete rapport between the
audience nnd actors. There was every indi
cation that the play will meet with as great
success as It" achleed upon its previous en
gagement, Tho plot is pernaps a little weak in spots,
but the climaxes are dramatically effective,
and. from a scenic point of view, offer oppor
tunities, which are not lout, for splendid anil
nocl stage pictures. The play itself, unlike
many melodramas of Its heavy type, is
spirited, nt times brilliant, nnd always inter
esting. There is a vcrv strong love story in
terwoven with the other dramatic elements,
and its development is attended by the liveli
est interest on the part of tho spectators.
There are enough strong situations and
scenes to supply two or three more plays,
and there would still remain enougU to make
The White Squadron" worth seeing. The
one representing the congress of navies at
Brazil was cheered and huzzahed. The char
acters were efficiently and la some Instances
most artistically played by W. A. Whltecar,
Frederick Julian, J. H. Smiley, Robert Neil,
Charles Macklln, Edwin Leonard, Will F.
Phillips, Percy Plunkett, J. J. Morris, C. E.
Gucre, George F. White, B. G. Martin, Will
lam Vestal, J. W. Harmon, Alrin Chandler.
Laura Booth, Edith Julian, LauraAlmossIno,
and Adeline Colton.
Matlne.swill be played Wednesday and,
Manager Butler, ot the rejuvenated Bijou
Theater, will present "Throueh Darkest Rus
sia" to the publio uext week as an earnest of
his purpose to elevate his theater to the dig
nity of first-class. The play Is the product of
the pen ot U. Grattan Donnelly, the success
ful larco-writer. It is asserted that Mr. Don
nelly's departure from the domain In which
ho divided honors with Charley Hoyt, of
blessed recollection, nnd bis entrance upon
another Held of play-wrltfng has developed
latent talent, the strength of which is evi
denced by his dramatic picture of Russian
life. The cost Is said to be made up of actors
of metropolitan reputation, and a week ot
good business may therefore be confidently
anticipated by Manager Butler.
Albaugh's Grand Opera House will present
to its host-of patrons when it is reopened ono
of the pleasantest surprises ever enjoyed in
connection with that famous playhouse. An
indication of the refined and tin de siecle
taste which guides the theater under its now
management was afforded when "The Golden
Gateway ' was thrown open some time ago.
That beautiful and commodious passageway
will the coming season conduct the
amusement-seeker into one of the most
recherche interiors to be found anywhere. The
upholsterer, the painter, the decorator, tho
artist, and tho other beautiflers of the Temple
of Thespfs havo wrought marvels. The dom
inant colors are light, blending most har
moniously and giving to the whole auditorium
n dainty beauty that will charm the eye and
stimulate the mind.
The opening attraction at the New National
Theater the week of August 27 will be Robert
Downing, whose annual visits to his native
city are hailed with pleasure bra numerous
nnd ever-Krowing body of friends and ad
mirers. Mr. Downing is a progressive actor,
and it is confidently expected tbat he will
present, If it is possible, a better performance
than he gave last year. Such a spirit Is com
mendable, and it is gratifying to learn that
his endeavor haj been rewarded. Mr. Down
ing i3 one of the small group of actors to
whom talent and high purpose have brought
ample fortune. In his case prosperity is a
double blessing, for it enables him to equip
his plays in accordance with the demnnd of
the hour tor elaboration and display, and
year by year it becomes more and more ap
parent that there are few actor-managers
whose treatment of the publio is as liberal as
his. It is known that the bulkof hi3 earnings
goes into now material. This In part explains
tho growth of his great popularity. Old play
goers will be pleased, it Is said, with tho
superb taste displayed In this season's repre
sentations of "The GUdiator," "Virginius."
"Ingomar," "Damon and Pythias,''1 and
"Richard the Lion Hearted."
The London Empire Entertainers pleased
a morothan ordinary large audience last
night at the Lyceum Theater. The pro
gramme comprises Miss Mona Wynn, the
English serio-comic and champion clog dan
cer; the club specialist, Eddie Evans: the
knockaoouts, Keating and Lord, komlcal,
kranky koons; Robctta and Doreto, the pan
tomimistsln "Fun In a Laundry;" England's
charater star, Miss Nellie 3Iugulre, as the
costermonger; .O'Brien and Buckley, the
minstrel musical comedians; the armless
wonder, Unthan; Fish and Qulgg, tho long
and short of It, and the female Sandow, Mine.
Yucca. Albini, who advertises himself as the
"king of cards," also does an act in which he
endeavors to convince the audienco that he is
a much better piestidigitateur than Prof.
Confiscated ns Dngus Currency.
St. Louis, Aug. 20. United States secret
service operatives have received here a box
containing 70,000 duo bills which have been
passing as currency in the small towns of
Kansas. Operative Murphy seized the bills at
Topoka, Kans., on the ground that they were
made in imitation of United States currency.
The bills are as large as the 10-cent currency
notes which were In circulation many years
ago, and. paid by merchants to farmers for
crops, cnlfod for their face value in goods
sold by the issuing merchant. No arrests were
made, but the business was ordered to bo dis
continued. Circulating Immoral Pamphlets.
Lancasteb, Pa., Aug. 20. M. M. Denlln
ger, proprietor of the largest and most promi
nent boarding-bouse in this city, and Charles
O. BIckerson, a young man of good family,
were arrested here to-day on the charge of
printing and circulating immoral literature
through the mails. The arrests were mado
through Anthony Comstock, who came here
this afternoon with evidence that Immoral
books and pamphlets bnd been sent to schools
in various portions of the State.
China away on your vaeattonT The Timet vUt
go tn'tA you to any addrai, pottagt prepatd,
Si eenU a.wonfA.
LOCAL NEWS OF ALL SORTS
The Weather To-day.
Fair, cooler; north winds, becoming north-
Funeral of Robert Greer The funeral of
Mr. Robert Orecr, late manager of tho Wash
ington News Company, took placo from bis
home, No. 1830 Fllteenth street northwest, at
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Greer at
tended the First Baptist Church, nnd Itev. C.
II. Dodd, D. D., pastor of the Pedlo Memorial
Church, of Newark. N. J., who is peaching at
the former church during Dr. Stake'y's ab
sence, conducted the funeral service at tho
house. The exercises In the cemeterv were In
charge of members of St. John's Lodce, F. A.
A. M. The pall-txarers, Messrs. W. O. Duff,
Thomas Landegrin, Frank Toster. Vernon
Hodse, D. G. Stt art. and C. M. Llpp, are
members of the, same iod;e. Mr. Groer's re
mains were Interred in the Rock Creek
Crimes and Casualties Georse Hurdle and
Samuel Botts who were am st;d for assault
ing James Conley with intent to kill on Sat
urday nigbt last, were yesterday committed
for the action of the grand jury by Judge
Mills. Conley, who is still at tho E-nergeney
Hospital, continues to Improve slowly.
Frederick Hawkins, charged with assault
and battery on Cornelia Potter, was yester
day sent to jail for ninety days by Judge
James Scblosher and Daisy Scblosher,
charged with assaulting Policeman L. J.
O'Dea. were Dned 610 each yesterday by
August Lee, charged with threatening
Mnry Christian, was yetfirday required to
give S200 bonds, and in default was sent to
Jail for ninety days by Judge MilK
Tho three-year-old daughter of Mrs. Grace
NelsoD, of No. 1424 L street, was run oer
j esterday near her borne by a daylon wagon
driven by Jonn Kldwell, colored. Kidwell
Charles Curtis, who it Is alleged severely
cut Samuel Bell with a knife several months
ago, was arrested yesterday nnd held for tho
action ot the grand ury by Judge Mills.
George Bull, charged with embezzling $500
from James E. Berry, was yesterday released
on ball for the action of the grand jury by
Raymond O'Lonry. an employe in the
United States mail bag repairjsnop, bad one ot
bis feet badly mashed yesterday by a barrel of
oil failing upon It.
Kicked in the Face ly a Horse Louis
Rosenbusb, a grandson of Police Sergeant
Volkman, was kicked In the face by a horse
and severely Injured on Sunday afternoon at
his hbme. One of the horses hit another on
the neck and the latter kicked back and struck
the little fellow. Ilia condition is regarded as
Barkeeper Nolan Arraigned George
Nolan, who is entered on the police docket as
George Lblnnd. Was arraigned in court yester
day on the charge of assanlt and battery on
Policeman Charles Hooper. Lawyer A. A.
Lipscomb, as counsel for Nolan, demanded a
jury trial, which was granted by Judge 3Iills,
and tho accused was released on bonds until
wanted. Yesterday many persons called at
Jordan's saloon, where Nolan Is employed as
head barkeeper, to express their belief in his
innocence and'to say that he had their sym
pathies. It is probable that after the jury
passes upon the case next week the matter
will bo taken before the police trial beard.
Marriage Licenses Licenses to marry
were granted yesterday to the following:
Tames F. Perkins, of Washington. D. C, and
3Iollis Orra Banckmnn. of Leesburg, Va.;
Archie Morris, of Chillum, Md., nnd Letitia
Tibbs. ot Brightwood, D. C; Clarence Crosby
and Katie Geible. both of Richmond, Va.;
James Rourke. of Chicago, III., nnd Carrie
Turner, of Charles county, Md.; George M.
Davison, of Seattle, Wash., and Sarah A.
McXuIty. of this city; Albert C. Stitely, ot
Chicago, I1L, and Carrie R. Massey, of Chi
cago. Hi.; Charles Giles, of Prince George's
county, Md.. and Annie Johnson, of Culpeper
county, Va.; Lee Deloatcb and Fannie Hicks,
both ot Montgomery county, Md.
Estate of the Late John Vogt The Masonio
will of the late John L. Vogt, tras filed for
probate yesterday in the clerk's office of tne
orphans' court By tho instrument the de
ceased leaves to his widow, Sophie A ogt. all
his Masonic estate, real and personal. The
document Is very brief, but is regarded as an
index to the terms of his will proper, which
has not yet been opened, on account of one of
th executors being absent in Europe. Mrs.
Vogt said last night that she had no idea of
the amount of her late husband's estate, or
how It is disposed of. The executors named
are Messrs. Gleseke and Graff, the latter ot
whom is In Europe, nnd the will is not to bo
opened until be returns to Washington. Tho
estate is variously estimated at from $150,000
Possession of Property Disuuted An eject
ment.suit was commenced yesterday against
Louis Pi Snoemaker and Albert F. Fox by
George: Staffan, Sidney Henning, Aloysius
Kenning, John Henning, William Henning,
Alice Purcell, and Martha Ann Garland for
the possession ot the undivided interest in
original lot No. 15, in square No. 5S3. The
plaintiffs claim a fee simple interest, as ten
ants in common, in an undivided four-fifths
cf the lot. They assert that the defendants
unlawfully ejected them from possession on
August 1,1820. They also claim damages to
tho amount of $2,500.
Mrs. Buisell Asks for Alimony Mrs.
Clara A. Russell Hied an afadalt yesterday la
support of her claim for alimony in a suit
instituted against her for absolute divorce by
Alexander Russell. She declares that her
husband left her In November last to go away
as a special pension examiner after be had
placed all their furniture on storage. From
tbat time until tho following January, she
avers, he contributed $20 a month toward her
support, and since January last he has not,
she says, contributed ono cent to her,
although he has often been requested to do
60. He has refused, she adds, to give her
any reason for his neglect or his action for
divorce. She asks the court'to compel her
husband to pay ber alimony pending the
trial of the divorce action.
Judge Holt's Estate to Be Divided An ap
plication for letters ot administration upon
tho estate of the late Judge Joseph Holt has
been Hied In the clerk's office of the probato
court. The real estate is valued at $40,000
and the personal estate at $66,000. The latter
consists of Louisville bonds. District bonds.
Belt Lino Railroad bonds, stock in the New
York National Bank of Commerce, furni
ture, nnd other effects, including two notes
for $23,000. No will has been found, and tho
estate will, it is said, bn apportioned among
the descendants of Judge Holt's brothers.
Real Estato Transfers Transfers of real es
tate were made yesterday as follows Blanche
Carter to Frank V. Tilford; lot No. 00 In square
No. 93, consideration named, t!0. The Sisters
of the Visitation, of Georgetown, D. C, to Au
gustus Burgdorf; original lot No. 17 In square
Xol 617. for 1300. Georgo O. Alberton to George
-. llallenberger; lot No. 4S In block No. 23 In
JohnF. Waggaraan's siib-UlvIslon of parts of a
tract of land known as AUianco, and now called
Wesley Heights, for $SJ1. John W. Koss. Georgo
Truosdell. and Charles F. Powell, Commis
sioners, to Edwin O. Lang; lot No. 38, square
No. 616, for $609. C. Whllemlna Dobbins to
llerndon Morsell; lot No. 107 in .C. J. Hlllyer's
sub-dlvis'on of the north part of square No.
105, for 4C50O. William II. llreton to Forest W.
MeEIroy: westerly part of lot No. 26 In James I.
Kiitir'ft nub-division (1 Dart of the tract of land
known as Long Meadows.-for :J3. Caroline L 4
Shields ct vlr. to William B. Todd, trustee; lot
No. 66 in sijuare No. 332, lor $10.
Record of the Courts. Orphans' Court
Probnte Ti lslon Justice Cole In the estato
of John M. Koenlg; citations vs. next ot kin Is
sued returnable August 31, 1SU1. In the estate
of Isabel Koll; will proved by one surviving wit
ness and nlso signature and death of a deceased
witness. In the estate of John DIggs; will fully
proved by third surviving witness. In the estate
ot John Johns; order granting letters of admin
istration to David A. McKnight on bond of l,ut.
In the estate of John L. Voet; will dated July 17,
1S3S, Bled. In the estate ofWllUaro 51Uler;Ietier
from James Miller hied. In re the matter of
Bridget Breen, guardian; petition filed and order
of appointment made; bond of &0U filed?
Equity Court, No. 2 JrsncE Cole No as
signments. Orders and motions: O. G. Staples
et at va Alice K. Seligson. nnd White. Uentz &
Co. vs. Alice K. Seligson; order made confirming
auditor's report and directing distribution. Hol
brook vs. Holbrook; order of publication. O'Brien
vs. Neujhar; decree pro confesa Hume- vs.
Schleuter; order vacating decree pro confessa
Mitchell vs. Mitchell; order referring cause to
Frank L. Williams, an examiner In chancery.
Tolmnn vs. Tolman: order for arrest of defend
ant by marshal. Strahan vs. Metcalf: decree
pro cenfesso and referred to John Crutkshank,
an examiner In chancery. Hume vs. Schleuter;
order setting aside pro confessa
Criminal Court Justice cole Adjourned
until this morning.
Circuit Court Justice Cole The Massachu
setts Mutual Accident Association vs. Oscar A.
Stevens; Judgment for the plaintiff by default
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Laundry work in all Its branches neatly exe
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matrimonln! adTentures; reveals mysteries;
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First, put aside a certain portion
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Ihen deposit these amounts at 4
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(Open until 5 p. m. on Government paydayi
and Saturday eTenlngs from 6 to S). axO-it
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-VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PART.
Xl nershlp lately subsisting between Christian
Schneider, William Berens, Henry Berens, and
William Berens, Jr.. of Washington, D. a, under
the firm name of -Schneider Jb Berens," was dis
solved on the TWENTIETH (SOni) DAY OF
AUGUST, A. D. 1S91, by mutual consent. Chris
tian Schuelder retiring from the said firm. All
debts owing to the saldpsrtnership are to be re
ceived by tho said William Berens, Henry
Berens, and William Berens. jr., and all de
mands on the said partnership are to be pre
sented to them for psymont. The business will
be continued by William Berens. Henry Berens,
and William Berens, in, under tho firm cams
and style of William Berens & Sons
Witness: CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER,
MYEK COHEN. WM. BK1EENS.
HENRY J. BEREN5!,
auSl-3t WILLIAM BEHENS.JR.
PROPOSALS FOR BRICK WORK, BOILER RE
palrs. grate bars, etc. Smithsonian Insti
tution, IT, Sl National Museum. Washington
City, August SO. 1SD1. Sealed proposals wtll b,
received until 12 m., SEPTEMBER 4, 1SW. for
tearing down and rebuilding the brick walls of
tho steam boilers, providing tie rods, buck staves,
and grates for same; removing, replacing, and
resetting th fronts, and replacing worn out
boiler tubes, etc including all nscessiry ma
terial. Blank proposals and specifications for
the material and work required under this ad
vertisement and other information relatlvo
thereto may be obtained upon application to
the Chief Clerk of the National Museum. Bids
will be entertained only from persons engaged
In the general business of, and havo plants fully
equipped for the material and work required.
O. BIIOWN GOODE, Acting Secretary.
Every member of Union No. 1, Carpenters and
Joiners, Is hereby notified to be present at the
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST "2.
Final arrangements for the Labor Say parad
are to be made; also, other business of vital lm.
portance to every member Is to come before th
Fall not to attend.
By order ot tho Union. anlSMt
FINE HORSE-TO BE (SIXES AWAY OK
September 1, 1891; tickets with each pur.
chase. Leather top buggy, $23; fine trnp,
cost S2S0. used once. (IX: 4-seat hlga
English cart, cost J300, for J1S5, new; phaeton,
cost J125, for $80; canopy top surrey, shlnini
seat, new, JtO, sells for SIM: 6 fine new grocery
or delivery wagons, $59 to Su2 each; f nil leather
top sidebar buggies from $39 up: traps, trapa,
traps. I can discount anyone In this city om
prices of flno traps. All work fully guaranteed.
" GEO. W. TAYLOR,
JylO-tf 1331 and 1333 II tl n. w.
From the Kennebec Hirer. Prompt
s err ice seven days In the week.
GREAT FALLS ICE CO.,
924. Pa. Av. Telephone 372.
Depots Tenth Street Wharf, Washington.
3056 Water street, Georgetown.
for ono cent damages and costs. Tho Americas
Fin Company ts. Julius Lansburgh; Judgment
for plaintiff by defaultagalnst J. Wallace Barnes,
garnishee, for $295.72, interest from November 17,
1393, until paid, and costs. Albert Halght vs.
Samuel tl nnd George B. Chittenden; Judgment
for plaintiff, as per stipulation, for $l,aw, wlta
Interest from February II. MM, and oosts ac
crued since i ebruary 15, 1S9L
Not an Egotist.
Hick Snider says he hates a hnmtrag.
Wicks Well, there's nothing egotistical
about Snider, is there. Boston Transcribe