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VOL.l. TO. 167. WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY MORNING-, SEPTEMBER 1, 1894. ONE CENT. THE WA SHINGTOIS LAST DAY IN THE FIELD Knights of the Lily Finish Their Drill for Prizes. FLNB WORK WITH THE SWORD. Seven Divisions "Were Competitors Every thing "Went Without a Hitch Announce ments and Awards to Bo Made To-Day Supreme Lodge Action on the BitunL An ideal day was given the Pythians yes terday when the competitive drills were con cluded. The delightful -weather was fully ap preciated by tho competing divisions, adding vim and f orce to their work. Soveral hundred epectators were -very liberal in their mood cf applause as difficult maneuvers wero us ee mplished. In conversations among the Sir Knights seated in the grand stand the expression re ceive 1 was that the Hastings, Mich., Division "nlu-h drilled Tuesday had a "cinch" on the prize, but there were many who, as they said, "would take a lew dollars' worth of that," an J who looked forward to the drill of the rrkrsburg, W. Vu., Knights as the ones who w ?uld carry oil the prize Yesterday morning everything started with ut a hitch, Lieuts. "Woodward. Trench, an 1 Kennan, of the Army, being present bo i re 9 o'clock, with Col. Thomas Boutall. of C levcJand, who had been detailed for that du'v. At 9 o'clook sharp Oak Division No. 2 f Cleveland, Ohio, Capt. Leighton, were m Jine in front of the grand stand and quickly rcarchd for inspection. Thoir inspection w-s good and it seemed that they would r ake a good showing, but Capt. Leighton committed an error when he came to the llrst ha,t after inspection, and continued it throughout the drill. This was in constantly calling his men by Siame in "dressing." In the "change step" order one man got mixed tip, and it took some time for him to recover. Their wheel ing was good, but the movements under the new taftics were very poorly executed. The sword drill was excellent, but the lieutonants "n ere placed wrong. TKE8EXTED 1'OK INSPECTION. As Oak Dlvibiou moved off the field Pough keepsie Division. No. 24, of Now 1'orn, Capt. Eeneway, presented itself lor inspection, whih went on very slowly and with several z. istai.es. One man was brushing off his coat as the officers came along and the "present" was poi-rly done. Thoir marching was very 3-ttle better than the inspection. The platoon n.vements were slow, the second platoon t reakJng badly several times. The left guide was tardy, and a very bad mistake was made cu -"right turn," when it was made in march ing step mtead of double quick. The sword unil lacked precision. As the company marched off the field Capt. Benoway was I resented with a bunch of roses from the corr pnny s admirers. Aitoona Division, No. 36, Capt. Samuel Toberts, followed next and passed a fair in-epe-tion. In several instances two men raised th"ir swords at the same time. Their narhing was fair, but they made a ragged Cigrnvnt and their halts also were irregular. TL" sw -rd drill was remarkably good. Division No. S5, of Toledo. Ohio, Captain ,T. 1. ,T iggins, followed with a good- inspection, nX jgh the judges found several things wL. h caused them to stop and examine. TLere was a bad break by the first lieutenant getting into the wrong place, and the nlign rr. nt was, at times, a raggod curve, and, at ctLrs. badly broken. But after awhile the cor pany settled down and did some really ne wcrk, which gained them applause time rxi again. The difficult "right turn" was d no perfectly and their guides were excel lent. The sword drill, however, will go ngnst them, many mistakes being made, tho mist prjn.inent being that two helmets were iDst during the movements. Their marching was very strong, and had it not been for their rr t sword drill the Toledo boys would, have been "in it" XAKKEBSBUBG DOTS POPCLAIl. "Hero they come! Here they come!" was the cry as division No. 3, of Parkersburg, W. Ya., Hied in front of the stand. They wore nearly ail young men and are very popular, tavlng distinguished themselves in cany ways during the last few days. There i always some joke or prank on tho way with them and they have been the life of tho c:.n p. Capt. S. B. Baker was in com mand, and started off in a manner that iz.arL.ed him as a man who knew what ho was i;b "i'Jt. He kept his men all close to tho stand and reciod tho thanks of tho spectators for his consideration. The inspection was re markably good and the marching was begun f n a masterly way. The platoons moved in perfect unison and but two slight mistakes were made during this maneuver. The sword drill was nearly perfect, but one mistake occurring, when one man lost I.s hr Imet Tho drill, taken all in all. was I v far the best of the day and was heartily cierred as the division marched off tho field. T!in came Anson Division, No. 1C, of Rochester, N. 1'.. Captain "William Stoifel. Tho inspection was good, with but one e.jgnt mistake, but the marching was exe crable. The alignment was poor, breaks very frequent, and platoon movements without harmony. The last division on the programme was Trevost Division. No. 1, of Kansas City, Mo., an I '-I which much was expected. The divi si :n was commanded by Capt. James A. Heed, an 1 ho has won several prizes during the last few years. Their inspection was good, but very slow, the men holding their sabers at "j resent" too long. In the maneuvers many breaks wore made, the changes not being well timed, and one of the men got entirely out of position. Their jlatoon movements were the poorest of tbi day and it was evidently a bad case of Luck fever." Tho sword drill was good but given without spirit. This was the last drill, and the great an nual contest ended. The decisions are now beng considered by the judges in conjunction with Gen. Carnahan and his staff and will be announced to-dav. Tho prizes will bo awarded at 5 p. m. at the "White Lot, and it will bring the encampment to a close. TACTICS OF THE TROOPERS. magnificent Drill of the Tort Mycr Cav alry in Honor of Pythians. A squadron drill of the entire encampmont of cavalrymen at Fort Myerwas given through tho courtesy of the post officers in honor of tho Knights of Pythias yesterday morning. It was expected that Gen. Oarnahan and his hides-de-camp would be present, but at tho last moment the goneral found ho would be unable to attend on account of a pressure of official business. Ten o'clock was the hour set for the drill, and long before that time vohicles of every concoivable description could be seen climb ing the long hlllthnt leads to the beautiful fort There were many ladies in the number less conveyances and several thousand Knights. It was roughly estimated thai very pearly 4,000 people saw the inspiring specta cle. Promptly at 10 o'clock with military bunctuality the troopers, over 200 strong and superbly mounted, rode into the drill ground Which is a great plateau a short distance from the fort proper. Major "Whiteside, Seventh Cavalry, was In command, and the superior officers were Lieut M.F. Seele, Troop H, Eighth Regi ment; Lieut A. H. Mercer, same trooD and udment; Lieut A. M. Perry, Troop K, Ninth Cavalry; Lieut Robert Sowall. Troop F, Seventh Regiment, and Lieut Landis, Post Adjutant Troops A, F, H, and K took part ;in tho drill. Onco inside tho paradeground, tho or dinary maneuvers wern rapidly gono through with. It would bo difficult, indeed, to imag ine a more brilliant spectacle. Tho sabers and whlto helmets of tho bronzed troopers glistened in the morning sunshine, and move ment after movement, each ostensibly more intricate than tho other, was executed with a Erecision that very nearly always character 's tho work of tho most adopt cavalry in tho world. MADE nEAHTS BEAT IUOIIEB. The resonant bray of tho bugles, the neigh ing of the prancing, fiery troop horses and the perfect riding of tho troopers naturally roused tho enthusiasm or tho spectators and made tho heart of many a pretty girl in tho crowd beat with quickened throbs. Handkerchiefs waved and moro than onco tho enthusiastic Pythians broke out into clicors. AH this, however, was onlv n preliminary drill. Presently tho troops formed in twos and with supurb grace and evenness tho en tire body was taken over a three-foot hurdle. Then then formed in fours and plntoons and over the hurdles again they went in beauti ful symmetry. The crowd yelled with delight Tho tanned face of Major 'Whiteside took on a pleasant expression and ho ordered a movement that is one of the most striking in tho cavalry category. It is tormed tho employment of troops to escort and protect a convoy. Our troons formed as skirmishers "right front into line." Another "loft front in Hue," also as skirmishers, while tho other two troops formed in tho rear to cover. A spaco was left in tho center for tho supposed wagon train. A moment later tho troopers went throuch the form of attack as foragers. Their pistols cracked as they galloped across tho plateau, and they looked dangerous indeed. Tho drill lasted nn hour and tho crowd dis persed delighted with Uncle Sam's troopers. m SUPREME LODGE WORK. English Ritual to Bo Used and Saloon- Kccpcrs Not to Be Admitted to the Order. The Supremo Lodge, at its session yester day, considered business of vital importance to the order. From 10 o'clock in tho morn ing until i in tho afternoon it was in exec utive session, discussing tho new ritual for tho Uniform Bank and the now constitution for tho lodges. No conclusion was reached on either subject, and tho discussion will probably continue sovernl days. After disposing of routine business tho Supremo Lodga proceeded to the considera tion of tho ritual. This has been prepared by a committee, appointed Jor the purpose at Kansas City, in 1892, with Major-Gen. Car nahan as chairman. The entire morning and part of tho afternoon was occupied with discussion of tho ritual, and it was Anally de cided to make it a special order for "next Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Tho com mittee who are preparing tho chief features of the new ritual havo not yet submitted their ro ports. It was 2 o'clock when tho supreme lodgo reassombled, after lunch, and proceeded to take up tho new constitution, which has been prepared by a committee, of which tho late Past Supremo Chancellor Shaw was chair man. The new constitution involves a num ber of changes, which wero suggested and championed by Mr. Shaw. The "other mem bers of tho committee nro Messrs. George E. Sheav, W. A. Radcliffe, J. H. Alexander, and M. L. fatcvens. The committee on the state of the order yesterday decided to recommend that no lodge should be allowed to use any but tho English ritual. The decision accords with Supremo Chancellor Blackwcu'a report Lively discussion is expected in the Supremo Lodgo when the report is presented for adop tion, but it is generally believed that the com mittee will bo sustained. The committee has also decided to recom mend, it is stated, that saloon-keepers and bartenders shall hereafter bo ineligible to membership, and that tho present members of tho order who aro liquor dealers shall be expollod. The committee at presentstand three to two for temperance, and expect to make a four to one report to tho Supremo Lodge. It was stated yesterday that the committeo's recommendation is In accord with Supremo Chancellor Blackwcll's annual report. PVTHLYN SISTERS' ELECTION. Both Bodies Name Their Officers for the Term of Two Years. The Pythian Sisters met In Elks' Hall yes terday morning and elected the following of ficers; Supremo chief, Mrs. Ida M. "Weaver, of Des Moines, Iowa; supremo senior, Mrs. Sarah J. Golf, of Rhode Island; supremo junior. Miss Jeanetto Ncubert, of Kansas; supreme mana ger. Mrs. Alice Cutler, of Michigan; supremo M, B. and C, Mrs. M. D. "Wood, of Kansas City. Mo., supreme M. of F., Miss Mae Friar, of Richmond. Ind.; supremo protector, Miss Flora Wetherbse, of Minnesota, and supreme outer guardt Miss Holena Cornwell, of Qulncv, I1L At a meeting of the supreme assembly of tho Pythian Sistorhood yesterday, the follow ing officers wero elected for tho ensuing term of two years: Mrs. Georgo Bemis. of Worcester. Mass., supreme chancellor; Mrs. G. L. Van "Wort, of Jersey City, N. J., su premo vice-chancellor; Mrs. W.A. Dilworth, of Nebraska, supreme prelate; Mrs. L. A. Small, of New Hampshire, supremo mistress; Miss A. M. Mueller, of Rhode Island, supreme mistress-nt-arms; Mrs. G. Loring, of New York, supremo inner guard; Mrs. E. G. Colo, of Maine, supremo outer guard; and Mrs. J. H. Brown, of Rhode Island, supremo or ganist FREE FROJA BLAME. Associated Press Did Not Imputo Plagiar ism to President Cleveland. Chicaoo, Aug. 31. Tho Herald will to morrow morning print tho following editorial: "In its comment on tho charco that Presi dent Cleveland In his latest letter relative to the tariff question had been guilty of plagiar" ism,tho Herald erroneously statedjthattho im putation proceeded from tho Associated Press. This mistake might havo been per mitted to pass unnoticed if certain Eastern newspapers, quick to magnify small things, had not seized upon tho publication and dis torted it to the injury of tho Associated Press news service. The Herald has investigated tho matter and it ilnds that tho accusation against tho Presidciit did not originate with the Associated Press and was not handled in its report" -- The War and Peace Spectacle. The grand musical festival production of "War and Peace," to be given on such a gigantic scalo by Inues and his famous band, of New York, at b:isoball park Labor Day, afternoon and evening, September 3, 1894. cannot fail to be tho musical oventof tho season. There aro so many features that will interest everybody, and each is of tho very highest order. It is a rare treat to listen to a band of fifty of tho finest musicinus, especially when con ducted bysuch a master as Innes. and noth ing on any stage creates such enthusiasm as these concerts. Then there will bo four emi nent vocal artists, whose solos and concerted numbers will create a sensation. The addi tion of chorus, military companies, flfo and drum corps, tho liberty boll, booming cannon, eta, will arouse such an enthusiasm as will be worth while witnessing. Altogether it seems to bo tho grandest mus ical combination ever sent out in America, and tho day of the event here Is sure to be a memorable oao. Gen. Ordway has given permission for the National Guards who take part to carry their guns, and Capt C. S. uomer will nave command oi tne troops on the field. CLOSE OF THE CONVENTION Southern Development Preliminary Work Brought to an End. RINGING SPEECHES WERE MADE The Delegates Declare that tho Offscourings of Europe Aro Not Wanted Winchesters and tho Hangman's Rope Roady for An archistsNo Place for Coxeyism. The Southern development convention closed last night It was tho opinion of tho lenders of tho movoment that moro had been accomplished than they at tho tlmo of tho con ception of tho idea had anticipated. Thoy ex pect that tho establishment of a permanent exhibit in this city of tho industries of Dixio Innd will in time produce tho results so earn estly desired. The concluding session last evening was attended by an audience of generous propor tions. Chairman Blackwell presided. Hon. Richard H. Clarke, ropresontntivo from Alabama, gavo a scholarly and interest ing address on tho "Navigablo rivers of Ala bama." In presenting him Mr. Blackwell said ho brought before tho audience a Con gressman whose interest in Southern devel opment was so great that it kopt him in Washington although his convention was to meet vorysoon. Mr. Clarke, In part, said: "Wo nro not begging for capitnl to como to us. Wo wnnt it, not for our good alono; wo want and expect it because it can got back more than a dollar for every dollar that it In vests. "Wowant labor, but we do not want tho off scourings of Europe. Wo wnnt tho great tide of immigration sifted by going to tho West Wearying there of the long winters tho sturdier and better elements, wo hope, may como to us. For tho anarchist with his dag ger and bomb to aro ready with tho Win chester of tho Stato troops and tho hangman's halter. (Applause.) "But I nave to present to you tho advan tages of Alabama and particularly of my own locality. "Tho river system of Alabama Is better than that of any other State, becauso its navigable streams aro so distributed that almost every section of tho Stato is within reach of them. The timo is soon coming, too, when on all theso rivers freight will bo carried by tugs and barges as coal is carried on tho Ohio, and a largo reduction in ireight rates will result BUILDINO OF THE CANAL. "We aro ready to compete with England for tho coal trade of Brazil, whero coal sells at $8 per ton. Also, wo aro nearer tban any other coal Held to tho Nicaragua Canal, and I speak of tho canal as a fact, for its building is as sure as anything elso under tho sun." Ap plause. He said that Alabama is tho fourth cotton Stato and produces nearly one-olghth of the cotton crop of America and one-thirteenth of tho crop of tho world. She was tho sixteenth Stato in the production of iron in 1870, tho second in 18S9, passing Pennsylvania and ranking next to Michigan. In twenty years tho lumber trado of Ala bama has grown, ho declared, to mighty proportions. To tho trado supplied by Ala bama, Mobile adds an oxtensivo trado in fruit Tho growth of this has been most re markable. When tho applause had coasod and oppor tunity had been given to others to discuss tho facts presented, Chairman Blackwell called to the chair W. E. Rogers. Ho then announced tho death of John 31. McElroy, of Anniston, Ala., an earnest, efllcient helper in tho con vention's work. Resolutions of sympathy were formulated and adopted. Leo M. Lipscomb then spoko glowingly of Texas. Ho said that tho gentlemen present had been saying, "Wo havo tho largest State except Texas; wo raise more cotton than any other Stato except Texas; wo havo tho pretti est girls of any Stato excopt Texaj; but no man from Texas has had a word to say of her immensities. Her population was 2,500,000 yesterday and probably soveral hundred moro to-day. The area of her coal lands is 6,000, 000 of square miles; her timber lands 30,000, 000 acres; in cattle and in cotton she is tho first in tho United States, and thoy aro not long-horn cattle either." COMMITTEE OK FEKMANENT OnOANIZATION. Chairman Blackwell then announced tho following committee on permanent organiza tion: Alabama, T. G. Garrett; Arkansas, J. C. LIttlepago; Florida, D. II. Yancey; Georgia. Claude Bennett; Mississippi, L. Q. C. Lamar; Missouri, C. H. Mansur; Kentucky. C. M. Foree: Maryland, G. C. Magruder, jr.; Louisi ana, B. C. White; West Virginia. T. F. Bar rett; District of Columbia. Robert W. Hunter; Virginia. W. Seymour White; North Caro lina, W. F. Beasley; South Carolina, T. Stobs Farrow; Texas, Leo M. Lipscomb. At tho afternoon session Prof. W. C. Dav, of tho Geological Survey, gave an interesting address upon the mineral resources of tho United States. He argued that tho natural advantages of the South consisted of its great source of wealth. Its minernl resources aro so vast that, if utilized, they would be tho sure loundauon ot its future prosperity. Ho spoko of the royalty paid by the consumers ot tho South to havo "their raw materials manufac tured by the North and shipped back to them, and urged that there bo soino means adopted to have tho raw materials worked up at homo. A resolution of thanks was tendered to tho committee that has had tho preliminary ar rangements for the convention in charge, for their untiring efforts in behalf of tho objects to do subserved. A committee previously ap pointed to express tho thanks of tho con vention to Col. E. G. Staples for his kindness in placing Willard's Hall at the disposal of tho movement appeared, escorting Col. Staples. The gratitude of tho members was expressed by a rising vote. resources or vinoixrA. Charles Catlett. of Staunton, Yn., then read a paper descriptive of tho resources of tho State of Virginia. Mr. Catlett said Virginia needs capital, population, and sympathetic co-operation. "A young generation," he said, "loving tho past for what it has suf fered, yet living in tho present, is ready to furnish tho enthusiastic sympathy to carry overy movement to its abundant success. "There is no doubt of tho South. No stu dent of tho signs of the times can doubt tho future. Forces are in operation which will meet all requirements for development. Wo cannot mnko or control them; wo may possi bly direct and assist. "In her position," said Mr. Catlett. speak ing of Virginia, "with reference to tho pres ent markets, she is pre-eminent Do not hesitate! Do not doubt! But como and see." Claudo N. Bennett, private secretary to Hon. Hpko Smith. Secretary of tho Interior, spoke for Georgia. Mr. Bennett showed that tho Stato ranks high in gcnornl agricultural products; spoko of her marble deposits, her mountain of granite and her vast cotton yield. From tho array of facts presented Mr. Bennett drew tho practical conclusion that whether tho seekers for homes or investments has a liking for mining, manufacturing, railroad building or agriculture, ho can find in Georgia exactly what ho wants. W. Seymour Whyto, of Frederlcksburg.Va., was next introduced to discuss tho mineral resources, but spoko generally upon money topics. Ho referred to tho healthful and sa lubrious climate and a soil that "literally ripples into riches;" to tho rivers that bear to tho eciw tho products of tho oarth; to tho mountain ranges crowned with mighty trees, which nod like tossing plumes on naturo'a trlnmphnl car. nnd then passed to tho ques tion of "Southern labor." so nuns; no ladou riots. "Tho South has produced no Debs nnd or ganized no labor riots. Neither anarchy nor Coxoyism has found a placo to root in her soil, and when tho llrst army of industrial vagabonds crossed tho Potomac into ono of tho great Southern States it was simply taken by tho scuff of tho neck nnd kicked out by tho: mechanics, artisnns, and laborers who compose tho Virginia militia." Mississippi was represented by L. Q. 0. Lainnr, who spoko of tho Stato's groat deltn, which forma "tho banks of the Yazoo and Mississippi, moro fertile than the rich valleys of tho famous Nile, which, if wholly in culti vation, would alono many times exceed her present annual yield nnd possibly equal that of all tho Southern States combined. From an agricultural standpoint Mississippi is to day, with her snow Holds of fleecy cotton, tho pride of her nation and tho wonder of tho world. Col. B. F. Clayton spoko gonerally of tho fruits of Florida, no alluded in glowing torms to, tho vastness of her ylold ot all tho desirable tropical fruits, and said "it will bo easy to seo that tho possible wealth of Florida from theso sources whon developed by proper skill and capital is almost beyond computation." W. E. Rodgers, of the Intorstnto Land Bu reau, spoko particularly of tho gold deposits in tho South. "Men doubt tho profitahlo prosenco of gold." said ho, "but while I speak to you to-day within ten miles of this spot men nro working away with common sluice boxes, washing out tho precious nuggets from tho,sacred soil of Virginia at tho aver age rato of S5 per day per man." Tho West Virginia coal llelds and her agri cultural products, were tho theme of Mr. T. F. Barrett's remarks. Ho spoko also of her oil refineries, her gas fields, her nail mills, nnd other industries, not forgetting tho coko production. Ho said tho great advantages af forded by tho Stato for the investment of cap ital aro unsurpassed by thoso of any section of tho Union. Tho resolutions, providing for tho plan and fccopo of tho movement, express as tho senso of tho committee that a permanent organiza tion bo effected, and a permanent bureau es tablished in Washington for tho exhibition of tho resources, material, climatic, and other wise, of tho States or tho South, tho expense to bo borno equally by tho States in terested; that thero shall be a bureau for each Stato in tho South, and that tho convention reassemblo in Washington at a future date, the Governors of tho various Southern States and the Commissioners of tho District of Columbia to appoint ten dele gates for each Stato and tho District, and that tho Governors of tho States bo urged to attend the convention. A resolution indorsing tho proposed erec tion by tho government of a pormanont ex hibition building in Washington was also in cluded in tho report. BARKIS IS KILLIN'. Levi P. iMorton Declares llimsclf Ready to Accept the Republican Nomination for the New York Governorship. Rhinecliffe, N. Y., Aug. 31. The follow ing letter explains itself: "Eleeuslie, Rhinocliffe-on-Hudson, "Aug. 31, 1894. "In response to tho very large number of suggestions mado to mo that I should declare my attltudo with roferenco to tho Re publican State convention, I address myself to tho Republicans of tho Stato of Now York, and beg to say that whilo tho suggestions aro in themselves unusual, I venturo to express tho hope that tho urgency in the public jour nals for tho announcement of my decision was not occasioned by any unduo hesitation on my part. "lam certainly not seeking any nomina tion from tho convention. I havo boon ab sent from tho country so long and so far that no ono can refor to the slightest movement on my part to cause a discussion in which my name has been used with tho names of other Republicans who are deservedly houorod throughout tho Stato for their services and character. I havo put myself In nobody's way, nor havo I suflored any ono to do that for mo which I disclaim for myself. "And now, having been five days on Ameri can soil, after twelvo months' nbsenco, and having examined tho situation as well as pos sible In that period. I beg to say that in tho approaching councils of the party in conven tion assembled I desiro to bo regarded as a soldier in tho Republican army, ready to re ceive the commands of my fellow-citizens of like persuasion in public policy with myself, whether thoso commands involve leadership or service in the ranks. "When I loft the Vico President's chair and since, 1 havo had no thought, much less do sire, to ro-enter public life. Manifold con siderations regarding my fnmily, which I havo no right to obtrudo upon tho public, led mo to desiro to spend tho remainder of my days in retirement. "By tho kindness of my countrymen, hav ing held high official positions at homo and abroad, I was profoundly content to let tho record stand. But do not understand mo to imply that I look lightly upon tho office of Governor of tho Stato of Now York. I know something of tho resouices, tho capacities and tho needs of the Empire State, nnd I appreci ate tho importance, tho usefulness and tho honor of tho great offico of tho chief execu tive Should I be called to fill it I shall strivo earnestly to servo tho people with steadfast ness of purpose and to faithfully administer a public trust. "Finally. I aver in tho sincerest torms that if tho convention shall prefer to seo any other name than mino uponthoRopublican bannor, I shall accept tho result without regret or senso of injury, and will give to tho success ful candidate my hearty and unwavuring support. "Trusting that tho action of the convention will bo harmonious nnd rebound to tho best interest of the party and stnto, I remain with great respect, your obedient servant, "Levi P. Morton." BEAT HER SISTER SHIP. Cunard Liner Lucanin Lowers the West Bound Record by Forty 3Hnutcs. New York, Aug. 31. Tho Cunard liner Lucania, Captain MacKay which sailed from Queenstown at 12:45 p. in., August 20, passed in at Sandy Hook at 5:18 this afternoon. Sho has thoreforo lowered tho record of tho steamer Campania, of tho same lino, as in order to equal the Campania's timo of five days, nino hours and twenty-nino minutes mado this month, tho Lucania should havo reached tho Sandy nook lightship nt 5:39 p. m. Allowing twoaty minutes for tbo run from tho lightship to Sandy Hook, she ha3 beaten tho Campania, who holds tho fastest ocean record, by forty minutes. Tho best previous western record of tho Lucania was 5 days, 12 hours, and 47 minutes, which was held as tho record until August 17 last, when tho Campania mado tho run in 5 days. 9 hours, and 29 minutes. Serious Cutting Affray. JamC3 Green, colored, was cut in tho chest and seriously hurt with a lcnifo by Thomas Plummcr, also colored, shortly before 1 o'clock this morning. Green was carried to tho Fifth precinct station houso whero a doctor was summoned and ho received proper attention. Tho men wero employed in the street-cleaning gang, which was at work at tho corner of Tenth street and Pennsylvania avenuo south east. Plummer was charged by Green with shirking his work by not putting enough dirt on his shovel. Plummer told Green to mind his own bnslness, to which Green replied calling Plummer an offensive name, whereupon Plummer whipped out a knife and cut Green several time3 in tho chest, injuring him in a severe but not necessarily dangerous manner. -"Immediately after tho cutting Plnmmer ran away, and at 3 o'clock this morning had not been arrested. WAITB WiS DISCHARGED Colorado's Governor Not Guilty of Violating Postal Laws. HE MADE AN EXCITED SPEEGH His Throo Co-Defendants Held for the Action of tho Grand Jnry for Having Opened a Lottor Addressed to Ex-Matron Linkins Used Its Contonts to Injure Her Character. Denver, Colo., Aug. 31. Gov. Waito was tho first witness to-day, in tho hearing before Unitod States Commissioner Hinsdale, of tho charge against himself and other officials of conspiring to withhold from ox-Matron Lln kens n letter addressed to her. Tho Governor declared ho had never had anything to do in the matterwhatever.and was greatly surprised when ho learned ho had been charged with an unlawful act. Ho never had any conver sation with any person for tho purposool entering into a conspiracy for any purpose. "Tho letter in question was handed to mo to read," he said, "and I had to tako it in my hands to do so. I immediately returned it to tho person who hnnded it to mo and this is my entire and only connection with it It might havo been a forgery for all I know, nnd it did not attract my attention to any ox tent, as I considered it of little importance. Chief of Police Armstrong is most certainly mistaken in his statement that ho got tho letter from mo." Gov. Waito 6poko briefly in his own bo half. Ho denied the imputation thnt ho had said that Mrs. Linkens was a disroputable person. "It I havo been guilty of ombczzlement or conspiracy or any crime, I do not ask any favors," said tho Governor. "In my judgment thero is no evidence to show any guilt. If tho court finds from the testimony thero is guilt, I oxpect it to do its duty and I know it will." Tho Governor while speaking, walked up and down in an excited manner and delivered his words with dramatic effect. At tho conclusion of the arguments Com missioner Hinsdnlo rendered his decision as follows: "These four defendants aro charged with an offense against two sections of tho law re lating to conspiracy and tho taking nnd re taining of n letter belonging to another. It is shown by tho evidenco that a letter did como to tho city hall, tho envelope of which was addressed to tho -Polico matron,' but the letter itself was addressed to 'Mrs. Linkens.' Mrs. Dwycr, as ono of tho matrons, had a perfect right to open nnd read this letter, but should havo at onco delivered it to the per son to whom it was aedressed instend of taking it to tho chief of police. It has not been clearly shown thnt thero was a con spiracy between theso defendants to injure Mrs. Linkins, but tho retnining and with holding of tho letter from her was clearly a violation of tho law. "While Gov. Waito read the letter, he could not help this, nnd tho evidence against him is so doubtful as to showing that ho retained tho letter or hnd anything to do with it being Withheld from Mrs. Linkens that I cannot con sider him guilty of any offense against the law. Tho other defendants, however, re tained tho letter for n period of timo and evi dently used its contents to injuro Mrs. Linkens' character. So far as tho defendants Armstrong. Dwycr, nnd Mullins nro con-i cerned I will hold them to tho United States grand jury in tho sum of 00 each, and tho defendant Waito Is hereby discharged." VANSCIVER HAS VISIONS. He Hopes to Get Riches Ont of a Suit Against tho Georgetown Gas Company. Visions of wealth havo of lato filled the mind of William E. Vansciver, of No. 1217 E streot northwest Ho has been raking over old papers, handed down in his family, and going through tho records of tho courts. With the aid of Attorneys William Cook and Edwin Sutherland he has put this and that together and has discovered what he thinks is a clear title for himself to valuable prop erty in Georgetow n, and also has found that tho present occupants havo no valid claim whatever. Mr. Vansciver is a clerk in Charles Javin's fish stall at Center Market He has a room at present over Barry's saloon, but ho hopes soon to own an elegant mansion in Geoigetownand to live in luxury far from market smells and idlo questions, or angry complaints of customers. The present occupantB of tho property, ho claims, is tho Georgetown Gas Light Com pany, and their plant is situated upon tho ground. The result of Mr. Vansciver's in vestigation was put into a bill in equity filed yesterday. It Is entitled Will iam E. Vansciver vs. Thomas Knowles, and the Georgetown Gas Light Company, and he asks that tho deed bo set nsido by which, on Juno 15, 1855, Wilhnm F. Dixon attempted to convey lots Nos. 18G and 187 in Beall's addi tion to Georgetown to James Wardwell. These lots aro tho site of tho gas plant The bill asks also to have set aside the convoynnco of tho same property from Charles M. Matthews to the Georgetown Gas Light Company in October, 1876. Tho conveyances aro nlleged to bo fraudulent and void. Tho property has long been occupied by tho gas company with a three-story building and all tho materials and appliances of a com plete gasmaking outfit It is very valuable. Mr. Vansciver was seen at his room last night. Ho is about twenty-three years old aud a man of average intelligence. Ho said ho knew very little of tho case, but upon questioning stated that tho property camo to him straight through his grand father's will. While tho heirs were minors tho estato had not been properly managed and these lots had been allowed to fall into other hands. Thero had been no snlo nor protended salo, but an out sider hnd taken possession nnd had pro tended to make a deed to tho gas company. This deed would not stand a moment in a court of law. Vansciver refused to go into details as to tho grounds upon which tho fight for his in heritance would be made, or tho evidence which ho would bo ablo to produco in support of his claim. PORT ARTHUR ATTACKED. Japanese Fleet Believed to Have Been Defeated by the Chinese. Shanghai, Aug. 31. Advices from Chee Foo stato that tho Japanese fleet has again attacked Port Arthur. Chinese junks from New Chwang report passing many corpses of Japanese soldiers at tho mouth of the Tatung river. This is taken as confirmation of tho roportod Japancso defeat on that river. London, Aug. 31. A dispatch to tho Times from Shanghai says: A Tien Tsin dispntch from Chinese couriers says that thirteen Ja panese ships, with over 4,000 troops, aro at tacking Port Arthur. Tho Chinese garrison, numbering 5,000 men, and the Chinese fleet havo been ordered to attack tho Japanese. Pef fcr on Tariff Legislation. Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 31. Senator Poffer, of Kansas, said to-day regarding the effect of tariff legislation: "You hear of busi ness being revived, of faotories starting up, of increased orders being received and other reassuring signs ot business revival, but I re gard it as only temporary. This country is in a crisis, and tho causes that have led to tho deplorable condition of affairs have not been remedied, and for this reason I rogaid tho present improved condition of affairs as onlv temnorary." BROTHERHOOD OP ST. ANDREW. Preliminary Arrangements for tho Ninth Annual Convention to Be Held October 11 to 14 in Mctzcrott Hall. Tho preliminary arrangements for the ninth annual convention of tho Brotherhood ot St Andrew, to bo held October 11 to 14 In Met zerott Hall, in this city, aro in tho hands of eight local committees. Theso committees, with tbo names of tho respectivo chairmen, are designated below: Executive, B. P. Piorce, of Epiphany Chapter; reception, William D. Cabell, of Ascension Chapter; hotels, A. K. Parris, of St. John's Chapter; flnnnco. Dr. S. F. Nash, of Epiphany Chapter; transportation, J. Holdsworth Gor don, cf Christ's Church Chapter, Georgetown; hall, G. W. Salter, of St. John's Chapter; printing, Claronco E. Dawson, of St Andrew's Chapter, nnd press, Henry C. Parkman, of St. Mark's Chapter. Thero was a meeting held at tho Ebbltt House last night to further tho preparatory work, in which Messrs. Tierce, Saltor, Bryan, Parris, Dawson, and Nash of tho foregoing list, nnd Messrs. J. A. Roeder. of tho music committeo, J. H. Gibbons, and J. W. Cooksy participated. All tho committees reported satisfactory progress of the work in hand. Tho question of procuring a suitable hall for tho afternoon meeting of Sunday, October 14, was discussed, and tho prices asked, re spectively, for the use of Albaugh's Theater and Metzerott Hall were reported. Decision was deferred until the next meeting. Tho badges were reported to be in tho hands of tho proper committee. Tho transportation rates by rail have been fixed at ono and one-third rate for the round trip, nnd in addition it was stated that round trip rates from Norfolk, for the benefit of thoso in that city and vicinity, will be 3.50. Members of tho Washington Chapters will meet the incoming delegates at tho trains and conduct them to hotels. It is understood that delegates will provide for their own enter tainment, rates varying from 31 a day up ward having been secured. Each delegato will be supplied on his arrival with a small hymnal, containing the music to be used during the sessions. Prof. Roeder will look after tho music. Ho was author ized last night to arrange a brotherhood choir to officiate at all the services. A largo number of the most distinguished ot the Episcopal clergy In this country will be included in the list of speakers for tho convention and will lead tho discussions. Among them will bo Right Rev. William Parot. D. D., Bisop of Maryland; Rev. Mor gan Dix, D. D., rector of Trinity Church in New York; Right Rev. Henry C. Potter, D. D., Bishop of New York; Right Rev. Leigh ton Cole, S. T. D., Bishon of Delaware, and Right Rov. Davis Sessums, D. D., BishoD of liouismna. The business meetings, as heretoforo an nounced in The Times,, will bo held In Met zerot hall; tho devotional and other exer cises at tho Church of the Epiphany. It i3 officially announced tnat every chap ter organized and enrolled in accordance with tho provisions of tho constitution is en titled to a delegate at largo and one delegate for every tea members. A chapter having less than ten member? may send one delegate; more than ten members and less than twenty, entitles tho chaptor to two delegates: more than twenty nnd les3 than thirty, three delegates, and in tho same proportion as the member ship increases. All brotherhood members not delegates will havo the right to speak, but not to vote, and all members, clergymen, and laymen are specially invitod. Thero is a provision in the programme for a "Quiet Day." which is to bo Wednesday, October 10. It is not, however, a part of the convention proper, but will servo as a means of preparation for it It will bo attended by tho local brotherhood, and all others who de sire to participate, at Christ Church, George town. Tho exercises will bo under tho direc tion of Rov. Arthur C. A. Hall, D.D., bishop of Vermont Thoso who want to attend the "Quiet Day" services are requested to send their names to E. Maury Posey. No. 1006 C street southwest, not later than October 1. A luncheon will be served by tho ladies of St. John's and Christ Church parishes of Georgetown, after tho morning services of "Quiet Day." A suitable room 13 to bo ob tained by tho local brotherhood, of tho loca tion of which due notice will bo given. It is confidently expected that thero will bo a large crowd present at the afternoon serv ices on Sunday, October 14. and thero is some talk of procuring Convention HalL Somo of the most eminent pulpit orators of the church in tho United States will address the people. Delegates representing Scottish and Canadian brotherhoods, respectively, will attend tho convention. SAftOAN SAVAGERY. Ears of Rebels Cut Off and Some of Malie ton's Scouts Decapitated. London, Sept. 1. A dispatch to tho Daily News from Berlin says the advices received thero from Samoa state that in a fight be tween the nativo forces in June tho ears of one of tho rebels was cut off and taken to Apia, whilo tho heads of two other rob els wore severed, despito tho recent decree against such mutilation. Tho rebels retali ated by cutting off tho head of ono of Malie toa's scouts. Tho Frankfurt Gazette reports that tho German warship Falko recently visited the fort of the rebels nt Kunnnuu nnd tvas cordi ally received. Tho rebel chief, Muulifl, re turned the visit and brought a number of young girls aboard. Festivities followed. A petition for German annexation of the islands, signed by sixty-two persons, includ ing an American nnd two Britishers, was sent to tho German Emperor. London, Sept. 1. The Standard, referring to the advices from Samoa, showing the Brit ish and German warships had intenered to put an end to the trouble between the natives, points out that no mention is made in tho dispatches of American participation in the intervention, and says: "Possibly the rooted repugnance of Wash ington statesmen to interference may account for the nbsenco of tho Stars and Stripes. Hawaii furnished President Cleveland with a most troublesome incident of foreign rela tions, and he may well be indisposed to run tho risk of another false step.' GEN. E2ETA CLOSELY CONFINED. Marshal Baldwin Under the Impression that the Salvadorean Means to Escape. San Francisco, Cal.. Aug. 31. United States Marshal Barry Baldwin has mado up his mind that Gen. Antonio Ezeta has planned to escape. Ho has doubled tho guards around, has himself cooped in a room in his hotel, whero ho is denied to visitors, and doors aro locked and tho windows barred. No condemned felon was over more closely guarded. Although Gen. Ezeta gave his word of honor as a soldier and n gentleman that ho would mako no ntttempt to escape. Marshal Baldwin seems to havo gotten the idea that the general contemplates escaping anyway. Ho has, therefore, been deprived of tho privi lege of taking short walks on tho streets, or even of taking exerciso in tho corridors of tho hotel, and has been closely confined to hi3 room. An extra guard has been placed Insido with him, the door is locked on tho outside nnd an other doputy placed thero to see to it that no attempt is mado to sortie through that. In the Field of Politics. The Republicans of tho Eighth Tennessee district have nominated John A. McCann for Congress. The Populists of tho Eighth Virginia district havo nominated J. S. Mason, of Fauquier county for Congress. J. J. Hart has been nominated for Congress bv the Democrats of the Eighth Virginia dis trict. President W. W. Tracy, of the Republican National Leaguo, has Issued a call for a meet ing of the executive committee of the leaguo September 10, tho object being to arrange for tho league's participation in the fall campaign. TORREHTS RDSHED ON THEM Texas Town Overwhelmed by a Raging Flood and Many Drowned. THE FLOOD CAME IN TH1VNIGHT In tho Midst of the Catastrophe Earthqnaii Shocks Were Felt and the Earth. Was Sam. Asunder No 8uch Destruction Ever Ba fore Known Great Damage to Eailroadi. Uvalde. Tex., Aug. 3L A terrible catas trophe befell this thriving town last night, and to-day there Is mourning In many households. The calamity wa3 entirely unexpected. Th treacherous Leona River, swollen to a raging torrent by recent rains, rushed without a mo ment's warning down upon tho town, sub merging and wrecking many houses and drowning a number of people. In this arid section such destructlvenes3 by tho elements ha3 never before been chronicled. In the ex citement of the day it Is not definitely known how many havo been drowned. Among tha bodies that havo been identified are: Mrs. Joo Hatch, Mi3S Mattlo Edwards, a child of Mr, Maley. and two Mexicans. It was about 2 o'clock in tho morning whea the flood came. The weather had been threatening and thero were ominous clouds to the north and ea3t of the town. The at mosphere had been closo during the evening and predictions of a storm were freely made. The citizens went to their beds not with happy mind3. As the hours wore on and the people con tinued their slumbers the dark clouds rosa higher and higher. Just as the storm broko over the city a torrent of water rushed down the Leona River, overflowing the banks of thnt stream and Hooding tho lowlands en either side to a depth of soveral feet IN THE PATH OF THE FLOOD. Tho east side of the city Is built on low land and wa3 directly in tho path of this water. All the houses in this part of the town, were submerged, and in tho darkness and throughout the downpour of rain could bo heard tho cries of distress from the iti-ratea inhabitants in their wild efforts to save them selves and those of their families and loved ones. There were a number of miraculous escapes and the rescuers and the rescued per formed many heroic acts. As soon as those in the higher part of the town were made awaro of the terrible flood and dire consequences, tho work of rescuing began and wa3 carried out as rapidly as pos sible In the darkness of the night Great apprehension i3 felt for the families living on the ditch south of here, whero from 75 to 160 families live and the land lying fifteen feet lower than here, it is feared they have been destroyed. Ono Mexican family,, living on tho ranch of Schwartz, five miles belowtown. aro supposed to havo been lost, no vestfge of tho ranch being left It is feared that Indl anolas history is repeated. EAKTHQtTAKE ADDED ITS TETIEOES. An earthquake shock of some seconds dura tion was distinctly felt during tho night. At ono place near the city about a quarter of a milo of heavy cracks appeared on each side of tho Leona River, having apparently no bottom. A track walker of the Southern Pacific, after wading through water np to his neck, with his lantern elevated above his head, succeeded in feeling his way far enough East to intercept a westbound train and pre vent its plunging into tho raging river where tho railroad bridgo had been destroyed. News lato this evening reaches here that three families living below town were drowned. The names have not yet been lenrned. According to reports received- at the Southern Pacific office this evening, the terrible flood was augmented by a most re markable phenomena, which was caused by the earthquake. The los3 to tho Southern Pacifle company is enormous, forty miles of tracks and many bridges having been washed away. Over 100 carloads of material and 300 laborers left San Antonio for the scene of the wreckage this evening. The damage to the Southern Pa cifle extends eastward about seventy-live miles from, this city. A rough estimate of the los3 to property in general and the railroad company, will, as far as known, reach n mil lion and a half dollars. SATOLLI'S POSSIBLE RECALL. Dr. Papi, His Secretary. Declares the Able gate lias Not Heard Anything of It. New ;Yobk, Aug. 31. A special dispatch from Washington says: A reporter called at the residence of Mgr. Satolli to-day to Inquire concerning the report from Rome that at the end of this year Mgr. Satolli would return to the Vatican at the request of the Pope. After a short consultation with Mgr. Sa tolli, Dr. Papi. his secretary, made the state ment that the delegates had not yet been ad vised by the Popo as to the matter, and in view of that fact did not believe the report was true. Dr. Papi said further: "Whether Mgr. Satolli be recalled or not, some one will be maintained here in the office he occupies. This is now a permanent legation, which represents Pope Leo in church affairs, the same as the embassy of Italy here repre sents the political government in diplomatic matters." After making thi3 important declaration Dr. Papi refused to discuss the matter fur ther. WILL DEftAND HIS SCALP. Colored Democrats of New York: Mako War on C. H.J. Taylor. Tho colored Democrats of New York h&v called tho Stato league of clubs together In special session for the two-fold purpose, It la said, ot denouncing the Negro National Democratic League ot Washington and of demanding of President Cleveland the official scalp of C. H. J. Taylor, the recorder of deeds. The local organization, Including the re corder, is said to be considerably disturbed over tho situation. It is not known, of course, what action the President will take on tha charges preferred against Mr. Taylor by the Civil Service Commission, and the aggressive war about to bo waged against him and his ieaguo associates by the oldest Democratic organization of, color in tho Union is quite sufficient, it would seem, to cause perturbation of mind and vexation ot spirit. Sncccssf ully Examined. West Point. N. Y., Aug. 31. Tho exami nation of candidates who reported at the Military Academy on tho 23th ot Augustas conditionally appointed cadct3 wa3 com pleted to-day. Seven reported and wero ex amined and'the following passed succeisf ully: Herbert E. Bradley, ot Minnesota; Harold Hammond, of Hllnois; A. A. Lyon, of Louisi ana; Victor M. Seiter, of Illinois, and Ira Clinton Wolborn, of Mississippi n Hon. C. G. Conn Positively Declines. Elkhabt, Ind., Aug. 31. C. G. Conn has formally declined the nomination recently tendered him to Congress by the Democrats of the Thirteenth district To See the Wheels Go Round." ; ' . Every wheelman wants to see tha wheels go round and know how far he has traTPlad. Next Sunday's Tnna will tell jon all about tt. !