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Smohr City Getting Ready for the
G. A. R. Encampment
Jltixens'lCommittee Has Practically Baised
the Guarantee Fund and the Amount Will
Probably Bo Exceeded An Interesting
Programme All Kinds of Entertainment.
Pitthbcbo, Sept 1. Pittsburg is rapldlj
letting: into cala attire to welcome the visit
ire to the G. A. B. National Encampment,
the first of -whom arrived to-day. He was
Comrade W. H- Pfelfer, of Orange, Cal. He
lays that owing to the hard times but few
men will come from tbo Paclfio slope.
In the meantime, the sounds of hammers
and saws are heard all over tbo city, while
ounting and flags of every hue, with Old
Glory" largely predominating, aro fluttering
on every side. The arches through which the
parade will pass aro rapidly Hearing comple
tion, and mammoth Btands are being erected
st every vantage point along the route. The
committee in charge of the arrangements aro
jompleting the last minor details, and overy
Ihing will be in readiness several days before
thejencampment opens on Tuesday, the 11th
Owing to the refusal of ono road, a cent a
mile rate cannot be secured.
ClaraBarton, president of the American Nn
tiofial Bed Cross Association, writes to say
that other duties will prevent her attending
the enoanfpmeat.
"The Citizens' committee has raised all but a
Tew dollars of $75,000, fixed as necessary to
defray the expenses of the encampment. It
Is probable that the subscriptions will exceed
thai amount, and all of it can be used.
raoonA-aiME roa the week.
The programme for the encampment is as
Onllonday, the 10th instant, tho Naval
YatoranB' Association will have a parade with
the Sons of Veterans' Guard as escort, 5,000
men being line.
In the evening the Naval Veterans will havo
a "dog watch" at old city hall. Tuesday,
llth, at 10:30 a. m. tho G. A. B. will have its
grand parade with 40.000 veterans and 200
Dands and drum corps in line. In the even
ing there will be seven grand camp flres, pre
sided over by soldiers of national fame, and
addressed oy some of the foremost men in the
Wednesday 12th, the National Association of
Union ex-Prisoners of War will parado, es
corted by two regiments and a battery of the
national Guard of Pennsylvania. The same
organization will have a enmp Are that same
evening and there will also be at East Pitts
burg a grand "outing" for which 5,009 invita
tions have been issued, and which will be the
biggest event of the kind ever known in
"Western Pennsylvania.
-rrarwoEEs ok the biver.
Thursday evening, tho 13th, there will be a
magnificent display of fireworks on the Mo
xtongahela Biver, and the women's organiza
lions will have a grand reception.
Friday, tho Utb, the delegates and their
Udies will be treated to a ri7er excursion, for
wbioh a fleet of three steamers with a capac
ity of 3,000 persons has been engagod.
Meanwhile, there will be the national con
vention of the Grand Army of tne Bepubllc,
Romans' Belief Corps, ladies of the G. A. B..
daughters of the veterans, Naval Veterans
Association, National Association of Union
ex-Prisoners of "War. National Association of
War Musicians, Signal Corps' Association,
Chaplains" Association, etc. and reunions of
army asiociatlons to the number of over 100
and a Tariety of minor meetings and attrac
Low Rates to Pittsburg.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
will sell xcurMon tickets from Washington to
PlttBburc for all trains Septsmber 6 to 10. Talid
for return passace on all trains until bontomber
25. inclusive, at 85 for the round trip. The tick
ets will bo good "to stop off at WorertoD, Har
per's Perry. Shenandoah Junction, and Cherry
Run, at which points excursion tickets at ono
fare for the round trip can be purchased to the
battle-fields in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Contributions to tho Irish Parliamentary
Fund Will Please tho McCnnbyitcs.
Lokdok, Sept L Tho Gladstone-Tweed-mouth
contribution of .100 each to the Irish
parliamentary fund, is causing a sensation in
all political parties. Baron Tweedmouth, In
forwarding his contribution from Scotland,
wrote to Mr. Justin McCarthy, chairman of
the Irish Parliamentary party, saying that ho
had received a note from Mr. Gladstono
inclosing a check for 100 to be forwarded to
the fund. The Unionists are making much of
the fact that none of the money which is suld
to be pouring into the Irish coffers Is going to
the evicted tenants.
The Globe this afternoon commenting upon
these contributions, says that a double effect
will be felt from this subsidy. It will keop tho
McCarthyites in good temper and the evioted
tenants will become more exasperated than
ever. The Globe also says that if Mr. Glad
stone and Baron Tweedmouth have taken this
action without consulting tho premier or Sir
William Harcourt, it savors of springing a
mine upon them.
Dublin, Sept. L Tho Evening Herald
(Parnelllte) in addition to its statement com
menting on the donations of Mr. Gladstone
and Baron Tweedmouth to the Irish parlia
mentary fund that neither Keoch nor Sadler
sold themselves so cheaply as tho McCarthy
ites have done says:
"It is the price of treachery to Ireland, and
divided among the Whig members it repre
sents XI 6s. 2d. purchaso money for each of
Jedgo Scott After a Catholic Prelate for
Contempt of Court.
OjsxbJl., Sept. L Judge F. B. Scott, of the
district court, has issued an attachment for
the ptrson of Bight Bev. Bicbard Scannell,
.bishop of the Boman Catholio Diocese of
Omaha, for contempt of court. The action
grows out of the removal of the priest of St.
Paul's Church by the bishop.
Judge Scott has granted an Injunction pre
venting the bishop from interfering with the
conduct of the church, pending n hearing in
the court. Judge Scott is a strong member of
the A. P. A., and recently gained notoriety by
causing the arrest of Editor Boscwater. of tho
Bee, on the charge ofoontempt of court.
Across the Ocean.
The state of siege at Bio de Janeiro has
been raised.
United States Minister Buchanan has ar
rived in Tucuman, Valparaiso. ,
The Count of Paris Is able to converse, but
his condition has not improved.
The Czar of Bussla is reported to be afflicted
with venal calculus.
Bridget Flanagan, recently arrived in Liver
pool from the United States, Is dead.
Waggaman's oil factory at Vienna was de
stroyed by an explosion of petroleum and one
workman killed.
Foreign residents in the northern parts of
China are uneasy on account of outrages
committed against missionaries in spite of
.the Imperial decree.
British Steamer Detained at Lota.
Yaltabaiso, Sept L The British steamer
Stella, which was carrying arms for the in
surgents in Peru, has been detained at Lota,
"Cblii, t"tbe Instance of the Peruvian consul,
xrbr -"- '-Minn nnthorities
Platform Advocates Hod net ion in Repre
sentation, Direct Election of Sena
tors, and Cutting of Salaries.
Pittsbdbo, Sept. 1. Tho birth of tho new
National party, evolved from tho brain of J.
B. Corey, coal operator, of Braddoek, took
place to-day, accompanied by a parado and
barbecue. Tho convention was called to
order in the picnic ground by Mr. Corey.
The platform presented for consideration
asserts that tho present methods of the gov
ernment result in enriching the successful
partisans and their abettors of tho two politi
cal parties; that while over 60.000,000 of tho
population nro the producers of all wealth,
the non-producers, the owners ot the debt of
tho government corporations, and the officials
of the Federal, Stato, and municipal govern
ments receive annually 4,000,000,000.
As a result tho producers aro Idle, discon
tented, ana miserable, being unable lo sustain
the drain. Grave apprehension is felt at tho
growth of an official aristocracy, and refer
ence is made to the magnificent mansions
being erected in Washington by office-holders,
which are not justified by tho salaries
received, "and which can only bo maintained
by accepting bribes or voting themselves per
quisites." The remedy for nil existing political evils
is to be found, it is declared, in reducing the
number of Bepresentatives to one-fourth tho
present number, dlroct elections for United
States Senators, limiting sessions of State
legislatures to one term ot three months
every four years, limiting the sessions of
Congress to ono term of six months every
five years, making a President ineligible to
re-election, and placing tho salaries ol publio
officers on a levol with those paid in civil life.
In order to secure these ends it is recom
mended that tho new pnrty should not put up
candidates, but should vote only for those
candidates of the old parties who will plodge
themselves to work for the reforms demanded
by the National party.
The Distlncuishcd Soldier and Statesman
Came to His End Yesterday.
Waltham, Mass., Sept 1. Gen. "Nathaniel
P. Banks, soldier aud statesman, died at hi
home on Main street this city, shortly before
9 o'clock this morning from brain trouble,
after a long illness. For nearly two years th
general has boen a sufferer, but he was not
taken seriously ill until about two weeks ago.
The funeral will take place Tuesday after
noon, under the direction of Mayor Warden
and Col Epbrnim Stevens. On Monday after
noon the body will be escorted to Aibury
Temple by a detail of the G. A. B., where it
will lie In state until Monday evening. On
Tuesday afternoon at 1:45 brief services will
be held at tho residenco, after which the body
will be again borne to Asbury Temple, where
the public services will bo held.
The deceased was born at Waltham, Jan
uary SO, 1B1G, was admitted to tho bar in
184G, served In the Massachusetts legislature,
and was elected to Congress by the coalition
of Democrats and Free Boilers. He allied
himself with tho American, or "Know Noth
ing" party, and was re-elected and subse
quently chosen as speaker.
He was afterward re-elected as a Bopub
llcan and was governor of the State for two
terms. On the breaking out of tho civil war
he was placed In command of the Fitth Corps
of the Army of the Potomac. He was in
command ot the defenses of Washington and
aftenvard succeeded Gen. B. F. Butler In
command nt New Orleans. In 1664 he was
returned to Congress and served until 1877,
and again In 1888, but retired from active
politics on tho completion of his term. He
was tho father of Maud Banks, the actress.
.Many Towns in Texas Inundated with
Great Loss to Life.
St. Louis, Sept 1. A special telegram
from San Antonio, Toxns, to the Post
Dispatch says the scene of destruction nnd
desolation in tho flooded district for a dis
tance of 100 miles east and west from here
and extending south from the Southern Pa
cific Bailway to the Bio Grnnde, 200 miles
away, is simply terrible Thousands upon
thoubands ot acres of pasture and farm laud
is still under water.
It is estimated that tho damngo to crops in
tho vnlley of the Leona Biver will reach half
a million dollars, while in the valleys of the
Saco and Sabinat Rivers tho losses will bo fully
as much more. Many thousands of cattlo,
horses nnd sheep wtro swept nwny and
drowned. Beports received this morning aro
more alarming than the earlier ones. It is
still a matter of uncertainty as to the number
of lives lost but additions to tho list of drowned
are constantly coming in. About one-half of
the houses of Uvalde, a town of 2,300 peoplo,
were carried away, and thoro Is much suffer
ing there by homeloss families, but no moro
fatalities aro reported there.
Nothing has yet been heard from tho settle
ment of seventy-live families several miles
below Uvalde, but there are still grave fears
that many, if not all, of them were swept down
by tho torrent and lost. The town of Bates
villo was entirely inundntod, and there was
heavy loss of property, but no lives reported
Franklin McVcagh Places Himself Straight
llcfore tho People of Illinois.
CnicAoo. Sept 1. Hon. Franklin McVeagh
opened his Senatorial campaign here to-day
in an elaborate address. He declared him
self a tariff reformer and knew of no way left
under heaven except through the Democratic
party to make fast what is now bnd of tariff
reform nnd to get more.
He believed In bimetallism, defended the
income tax and said the President had a per
fect right to withhold his signature from the
Senate bill if he thought that tho best wny to
further reform and mark his Indignation to
ward tho men who used tho disguise of
Democrats to moderate tho triumph of the
Democracy. With respect to strikes ho said:
"Strikers are either wrong and then should
fall, or right, and then should succeed. It Is
easy to point out the abuses of the great
power conferred by organization on work
men, and undoubtedly they should be re
strained by public opinion and by law. But
what shall we say for tho abuses of tho power
of organized capital?
"Which organization corrupts city councils
nnd legislatures nnd lies under suRpIcion of
invading some precincts of Congress itself,
and makes good government almost an impos
sibility? Is It the organization of labor? Who
form those trusts and monopolies under which
the very self-respect of this nation positively
groans Is it the organized workingmen?"
Telegraphic Brevities.
Samuol J. Kirkwood, Iowa's war Governor,
died yesterdaj- at Iowa city. He was born in
Friday night a colored man, named Bansal,
was shot and fatally wounded in a boarding
house at Calumet, Pcnna., while quarreling
over a game of cards.
War upon the Chicago gas trust will begin
next week when tho Universal Gas Company,
the rival organization, will begin active oper
ation?. The will of J. V. Lavagu, of San Francisco,
provides for tho erection of a hospital for tbo
deaf, dumb, and blind, to bo located ut Santa
Cruz and to cost almost 1,000,000.
The great wino deal which was to have
revolutionized tho wino business of Califor
nia and enabled overybody to operate at a
profit has been declared off. The grape
growers refused to accopt tho terms offered
by the wine dealers' syndicate.
The Chicago Gas Trust has begun a sys
tematic cutting of rates, wbioh is expected
to extend throughout the city. The mutual
company has cut its prices in its district of
the South side from SI to 72 cents for illu
minating and from 31.15 to SI for fuel gas.
The Warden's Association of tho United
States will meet in Pittsburg, Pa., a week
from Monday and discuss practical
measures ot prison government The most
prominent men connected with the penal in
stitutions of this country will be there.
Baron Steinberg, alias Fehlorskv. chief Of
the international band of nnarebists and
charged with being implicated in the dyna
mite outrages at Liege, Belclum, has been
ted at St Petersburg.
Sanitary Inspector Hughes and ClcB
B. F. Peters Removed.
Bischarges Were Made for the Oood of the
Borvioe Three Polico Appointments
Petition in Favor of Trustee Cornish
Cost of the Colored Schools.
Another dip Into the health office pudding
was yesterday made by the Commissioners.
They pulled out several good 6lzod plums
and distributed them among the anxious
Tho official order of the Commissioners
was as follows:
Ordered: That 'William D. Hughes, sanitary
inspector in the health office, is hereby re
moved from said offlco; removal to tako effect
September 30, 1894, with leave of absence to
October 1, 1894.
That William O. Fowler is appointed sani
tary inspector in tho health office, vice
Hughes, removed; appointment to take effect
Octobor 1, 1894.
That B. F. Peters, clerk at $1,400 in tho
health office, is hereby removed; romoval to
take effect Soptombor 80. 1894, with leave of
absence to October 1, 1894.
That Charles G. Sanders, clerk nt al.200 in
tho health office, is hereby transferred to tho
office of clerk at $1,400, vice Peters, removed;
transfer to tako effect October 1, 1894.
That William H. Forrester is hereby ap
pointed clerk at $1,200 in the health offlco,
vice Sanders, trnnsferrod; appointment to
tako effect Octobor 1, 1894.
An order was also made granting B. F.
Tracy, removed the day before Irom the offlco
of chief clerk in tho health office, a thirty
days' leavo of absence, instead of enforcing
peremptory dismissal.
Commissioner Boss said yesterday thnt
there were no charges whatover against tho
retiring employes, but the changes were made
upon the recommendation of the health
officer for the good of the service.
Dr. Fowler, who succeeds Dr. Hughes, is a
native of the District, having been born
within two squares of No. 1141 Fifth stroet
northwest, where he now resides. Ho Is a
personal friend of Dr. Woodwnrd, and is
thirty years of age. Ho entered upon the dis
charge of his duties yesterday, although
under the Commissionors'order, Dr. H ughes
is entitled to tho sularv.
Mr. Forrester has been an employe of one
of tho government departments, and was re
commended to the Commissioners by tho
Interstate Democratic Association. His pres
ent address was unknown to the Commission
ers yesterday, and as his name does not ap
pear in the city directory, it may be necessary
to get out a search warrant and go on a voy
age of discovery to locate him.
Dr. Hughes.the removed eanltary Inspector,
is a popular physioian with a good practice
in Northeast Washington. He had been in
service but a short time.
There were there appointments made to fill
vacancies in the police force, William H.
Fugitt. jr., William P. Hess, and George H.
Fitten being the rocipients of the tavor, tho
appointments to tako effect Sept. 1, 1894.
B. P. Entrikon, a Union veteran who be
longed during the lato war to tho Eighth
Wisconsin Beglment thnt had for four years
of its s-jrvlco the famous eagle, "Old Abe," as
its mascot, was yesterday appointed to a
clerkship in the District auditor's office, at a
salary of 61,000 por annum. Mr. Entriken re
sides at No. 719 Seventh street northeast
No one Is displaced by reason of the appoint
ment, the position being created in the last
appropriation bill to meet the requirements
for additional clerical force.
About ISO citizens, "in justico to vlrtuo and
his associates," havo petitioned the Dis trict
Commissioners to reappoint L. A. Cornish as
school trustee. They assert that Mr. Cornish
is a man from tho people and for their inter
ests, a gentleman of the highest moral stand
ing, a man of courage and fixed purpose to
work for the good of the entire public schoo'
system, nnd say hit- administration as trustee
has been just and accurate.
ANOTnEn mo hotel.
There Is to bo an addition to Washington's
list of 11 rat -class hostolries, Inspectar En
twislo having yesterdny issued a permit to
A. H. Lowory for the erection of one nt No.
701 Sovonth street northwest. Tho building
will be a model of Us kind, with all the im
provements usual in these dnys of first-class
methods in construction, arrangement, and
design, and will cost r 150,0 00. It will be a
seven-story structure, exclusive of tho base
ment, with a height of 100 feet from sidewalk
to eaves. Tbo foundation will bo of concrete
and iron, roofing Neuchntel, and the build
ing Will bo heated by steam. The ground
dimensions are to be 59x93.6 feet. Construc
tion will bo commenced at once.
S. T. Thomas, attorney for the District, ha
expressed tho officlnl opinion that tho Com
missioners havo tho unquestioucd right,
under present regulations, to carry out tho
recommendation of Health Officer Woodward
that the surface of tho street at tho corner of
Seventh and K streets northwest, occupied as
a wagon stand, bo drained into the sewer by
a street gutter ou K street
The second recommendation, howover, to
require tho drivers who occupy tho stand to
sweep tho space daily is involved in doubt in
tho nttoruey's estimation, though ho deems it
not unreasonable that tho requirement should
bo enforced. He says the drivera occupy that
portion of the street moro than othors do and
should keep it clean. Ho submitted a regula
tion covering the case. Tho action was taken
upon the complaint of Dr. C. H. Bowen.
An order, in pursunnco of Mr. Thomas'
suggestion, amending section 7, article 4. of
the polico regulations, was officially promul
gated, requiring drivors to keep clean tho
spnees ocoupied by them, and making failure
to comply a misdomennor, punishable by fine.
Tho recommendation of tho captain of engi
neers for the placing of a sower in New York
avenuo between Twenty-flrst and Twenty
second streets northwest has tho approval of
Commissioner Powell.
An interesting oxhibit of the expense at
tending tbo conduct of the colored public
schools of the District was recently furnished
to the Amerioan Colonization Society from
the office of tho District Commisioners. It
shows that the aggregate cost of the schools
from I860 to 1878, Inclusive, was $1,567,149.
The grand total down to nnd including 1894,
with the ostlmates for 1895, is S4.7C3. 787.46,
or an averAgo annual expenditure of $129,
785.77 and a fraction.
It was ordored yesterday that a commission,
to consist of Appioton P. Clark, jr., Daniel J.
Macarthy, nnd JnmosM. Byrum, be nppolnted,
with compensation at tho rata of $10 for each,
to examine the frame nnd brick buildings lo
cated on lot 50. squnre 80, in Georgetown, tho
removal of which has been required by Build
ing Inspector Entwlsie. The owner appealed
from the building inspector's decision, nnd
tho commission Is authorized to determine
and report upon the matter. The commission
wil meet September 4, at 1 o'clock p. m.
A. W. Green procured a permit yesterday
for tho erection4of a $1,000 dwelling at No.
473 Jefferson stroet, Anacostia.
The Commissioners decline to break an es
tablished rule requiring applicants for ap
pointment to tho polico force to bo physically
examined by a regularly appointed police sur
geon, and J. E. Burke', of No. 824 E street
northeast, was so notified yesterday.
Building Inspector Entwlslo and Chief Par
ris, of the fire department, will make an in
spection on Tuesday next of tho several lots
proposed for tho now onglno-houses.
Major W. O. Boomo, special assessment
clerk, will keop the assistant assessors com
pany In tho new quarters nt No. 106 O street
northwest, tho official order for the removal
of his office from the District building having
been Issued yesterday. The transfer is made
at Major Boome's personal request.
J. Boss Stewart, a watchman at the Wash
ington Asylum, tendered his resignation yes
terday, to take effect immediately. Ho has
been tendered a position in Now York, and
will neoept. Upon the recommendation of
Intendant Stoutenburg James Sulllvnn was
appointed to fill tho vncaucy.
Tho Commissioners promulgated tho fol
lowing official ordors yesterday: That a catch
basin be constructed near tho southeast cor
ner of Tenth nnd D streets northeast; that
contracts Nos. 1804 and 1005 with McMnban,
Porter & Co. bo extended sixty days without
penalty; that J. B. 0. Shlpmitn, inspector of
electric lighting nt $3 per day, bo inspector of
gns and electric lighting at $900 per nnnum,
to date from August 7, 1894, In accordanco
with requirements of appropriation bill; that
proposals received August 30 bo accepted as
follows: Androw Glenson, for Improving
Twelfth street northenst. extended, and A. N.
Brady, for improving Pennsylvania avenuo
southeast extended, they hnving Submitted
lowest bids respectively. Also that contract
bo awarded to George Klllen to mako Im
provements to Prospect street In Georgetown.
B. L. Osborn, of the corner of First and D
streets northwest, wnnts to know why ho and
his employe have not been paid for services
as witnnsses in a triul for larceny at May term
of court Ho has been informed, ho says,
that there is no money to pay with, nnd ho
wants that explained. He 6nys he lost in
time three times ns much as the fees amount
to in assisting to further the ends of justice;
that tho police court is not a very pleasant
place iu which to be, and to bo deprived of
tho pittance due for tho service docs not add
to theattructiveness of the affair.
Mr. Osborn also wnnts to know why tho
Ecklngton and Soldiers' Home railroad was
allowed months ago to tear up tho northeast
corner of First and D streets') northwest, and
leave It in an almost impassible condition,
with its contribution of dirt and dust to deco
rate people's furniture aud goods.
.Mr. Philip Hazel Loses His Home Ills
Nephew Ilurnod Caused by u Gaso
line Stove.
A disastrous lire occurred last night about
8 o'clock at Wesley Heights, on tho Lough
boro road, a houise owned by Mr. Charles
Glover being totally destroyed.
Tho house was situated just opposite- ex
Secrotary Whitney's former residence, and
was a line structure, valued at $3,000. It was
occupied by Mr. Philip Hozol. tho well-known
Georgetown butcher, and the lire was caused
by the attempt of Harry Kongla. his nephew,
to light a gasoliue stove while holding a
lighted lamp In his hnnd.
Tho result of tho attempt was disastrous,
both to Mr. K'ingla and tho house, for he was
badly, though not fatally burned, and the
latter was destroyed. An alarm was turned
lu nnd engine No. 9 responded, but as thero
was no wator, nothing could be done to save
the building.
Soveral children of Mr. Hnzol were in nn
upper story of tho hous, but woro rescued.
The loss on tho house was covered by Insur
ance, but the furniture, valued ut $500, is a
total loss.
Pennsylvania Wage-earners Celebrated
with Picnics, Parades, and Speeches.
Beading, Pn., Sept. 1. Labor Day was cele
brated hero to-day with a monster Industrial
and trades union demonstration, which was
participated in by 4,000 business men and
artisans. Thero woro eighty floats in line,
depicting the various industries in the city,
their workmen ut their daily employment, the
products they turned out, etc.
The parade was four miles long nnd was ono
of tho most noteworthy events that has taken
place horo in recent ye"ars. This afternoon a
mass-meeting was held, at which Hugh O Don
null, of Homestead famo; George J. Chnnce,
of Philadelphia, and others spoke. The rail
road companies brought thousands of people
to tho city.
PiTTSBuno, Sept. 1. State Labor Day was
scarcely obsorved in Pittsburg by wage-earners.
Thero was a small picnic in which a
number of Knights of Labor participated, but
asido from that nothing marked the day in
labor circles.
Attorney McDowoll Accused of Playing for
an Kntire Fortune.
Chicago, Sept. 1. Proceedings were begun
to-day by Attorney Luther Laflin Mills against
Attorney John P. McDowell, nnd reveals a
curious storj. It Is charged that McDowell
has attempted to sclzo tho fortune left by tho
noted singer, Mnguusson Jowctt, who died
last May.
McDowell drew up tho famous singer's will,
and she left him n legacy of $25,000 out of an
estate valued at $60,000. To the testator's
brother $20,000 was bequeathed, and her sis
ter received but $500, with a Hfo annuity to
tho mother of $100 per month. Tho charges
filed against McDowoll aro that, not satisfied
with the legacy, he mado fraudulent trans
fers of real estate in an endeavor to secure
the entire fortune.
New York Plumbing Firm Charges Con
spiracy Against .Murray and Downs.
New Yokk, Sept 1. Alfred Cooms, of the
firm of CoornB & Bradbury, plumbers, was
complainant In tho Harlem police court to
day against Matthews Murray and Thomas F.
Downs, walking dplegates for tho Plumbers'
Union. Tho charge against them is con
spiracy. Cooms & Bradbury had tho contract to do
tho plumbing work in a houso on 133d street.
Murray and Downs, ns walking delegates, in
spected the work, which wns not satisfactory
to them. They ordered a strike, and the re
sult was that tho contract for tho job was
Justico Burk held Murray nnd Downs in
$500 bail ench for examination.
Miscellaneous Sporting Notes
Vigilant yesterday again defonted tho
Satanita and was nwarded the prizo.
Billy riimmor nnd Johnny Murphy will
fight September 21 for $4,000 beforo thoOlym-
pio (Jlub ol .New urieans.
B. L. Boso yesterday bought tho raeo horse
Clifford for $25,000 nt the salo of the Leigh t
1103H string.
Letter Currior Chnrlos E. Smith, of Chicago,
loft that city yesterday for New lork in his
attempt to lower the bicyoio record.
Peter Jackson in an interview declares ho
hns no faith In the proposed offer of tho Sioux
City Athletic Club.
Tho Senators will play to-morrow afternoon
at Pittsburg, when perhaps Mercer will bo
pitched again.
nomming will Join tho Baltimore Club to
morrow, and will doubtless strengthen the
Orioles In their only weak spot.
Becd birds and ortolans were tho target for
hundreds of gunners yesterday, the Potomac
flats being tho rendezvous for both birds and
Trotting and Pacing Results,
At Fort Wayno: 2:14 pace Dr. Sperry
won; best time, 2:08. 2:25 trot Bussellmont
won; best time, 2:15. 2:35 trot Autrain
won; best time, 2:18. 2:80 pace Gazette
won; best timo, 2:15J.
At Independence: 2:20 trot Collerema
won; best time, 2:15.
Doath of a Suburban Winner.
New York, Sept. 1. Lowlandor, the Sub
urban winner of 1893, died this aftornoon at
Sheepshead Bay. Lowlander was nn im-
forted brown horso by Lowland Chief-Best-oss
and was six y oars old. Ho was owned by
F. Lowe.
Strikers are Pardoned.
Santa Fe, N. M., Sept. 1. Bobort Blnnd,
William Wn Iters, and Messrs. Hallow ell und
Bunyard, Atchison, Tppeka, and Santa Fe
strikers, sentenced to imprlsomont by Judge
Zeds for contempt of court in obstructing
mall trains, have been roleased from the
penitentiary by order of Gov. Thornton. Mr.
Blond is president and Mr. Walters secretary
of the A. B. U. organization, at Baton. Judge
Zeds recommended their pardon.
Preparations for Producing the Mili
tary Spectacle, "War and Peace."
Innes' FamouB Band Will Give an Entertain
ment.on labor Day That Will Be Unique
and Thrilling Booming of Cannons to Be
Heard Concert at Albaugh's To-night
To-night Mr. C. N. Innes, who has suc
ceeded Gilmore as ono of the most popular
band directors in the world, will make his
initial bow to a Washington audience. It was
a happy thought that suggested the Idea of
this Sunday concert, as many peoplo visiting
the city will havo the opportunity to hear
his wonderful band, even though they do not
remain over Labor Day, which is celebrated
to-morrow, and is also the occasion for the
production of the spectacle "Wai nnd Peace"
at Baseball Park, both afternoon and evening.
The band will be assisted to-night by tour
of the lending soloists of America, among
whom is Miss Louiso Engel, n young con
tralto singer of distinctive merit and remark
able sweetness, richness, and purity of voice.
Scarcely anything more need be said than
that sho was the contralto who supported
Mme. Patti on her last American tour. The
others aro Miss Martha Garrison Miner, a
very brilliant soprano of tho Bossini school,
whose voice is likewise fresh and pure; Mr.
O. C. Ferguson, a fumous New York tenor,
and Mr. Bowman Bnlston, a deep resonnnt
basso. The concerted portion of the pro
gramme Is therefore sure to be of the highest
The programme selected by Mr. Innes is
probnbly one of tho most elaborate ever
played by a band in this city.
Overture "Tannh(u6tr" Wagner
Song lor ilasso ("Magic Flute") Mozart
Mr. IiowuAX Balsto.v.
a. "Spring Souc" Mendelssohn
b. "Far from tho Hair Glllet
For reed instruments only.
Cornot solo "Whirlwind Polka". Godfrey
Mr. Hekbekt L, Ci.ahk.
"Tho Chronicle Telegraph Mnrch" (now).. .Innes
Dedicated to the Twentr-eight National En
campment, G. A. It, Pittsburg, September,
Ovorturo "William Tell" Bossini
A ia for Soprano "Borneo and Julit"...Gounod
Miss Maktha Gakkiscv Miner.
Grand Deseriptlvo Fautasie "A Trip to the
World's Fair" (new) Innes
Operatic Scene "Chi Ml Frona" ("Lucia")
Misses Miser and E.voel, Messrs. Ferguson nnd
Second Huncarlan Bhapsody Liszt
As suggested in n remark by ono of the
leading military men of Washington "War
and Peace" represents the greatest chance
for dramatic effect possible to conceive.
Mr. Inne3 is not only a great bandmaster,
but ho his the mostoriglnal and uniquo ideas
of arranging and putting on just such affairs
as this.
The spectacle of "War and Peace" opens
with n pustorale descriptive of tho agricultu
ral pursuits of the nation. The busy hum of
industry is heard and is succeeded by a vivid
picture of the amusements typical of the two
sections "At the Opera" in the North; "On
the Plantation" in tho South (vocalists and
chorus.) Tho spirit of war asserts Itself at
first as though seemingly loth to break in on
this happy scene, but finally culminating in
the shot upon Fort Sumter ("Ob, say, does that
star spangled banner yet wave, o'er the land
of the free and the home of the brave.") The
mustering of troops and departure for the
scene of war ("Girl I left Behind Me," by
drums nnd fifes; "The Soldier's Farewell," by
male quartet, and "Glory! Glory! Halle
lujah!") follows, the whole ending with a
grand "i'rayer for ictory (united vocalists,
chorus, and band.)
In part II we see the rival armies, encamped
within hearing distanre of ench other, prepar
ing for the battle of tho morrow. The even
ing breeze bears from one to tho other the
songs coming from the different camp flres.
Tho Southern "Way Down Upon tho Swnnee
Biver" is answered by the Northern "Colum
bia, the Gem of the Ocean;" "Dixie" from the
South is echoed by "The Battle Cry of Free
dom" in tho North;" "Maryland" (transcrip
tion), "Ole Shady," and the intermingled
"Mocking Bird," Tattoo," "Lights Out." and
"Taps," the whole being interspersed with
glimpses of tie Irish Brigade, the Highland
ers, etc., eic. bringing the part to a close.
I? part III tho calm preceding the storm is
kiaicnted by the opening bars of the move
ment "Boveille" is nenrd. Tho winding
notes of tho ever welcome "breakfast call"
follow, but the boom of distant cannon, in
creasing in frequency nnd power, denotes
that tho crisis in a country's life, upon which
the oyes of tho civilized world are centered,
has cbmo. Wo seo the eager hurrying to
arras; we hear the preliminary onslaught of
the skirmish lines which precludes an advance
in force of tho Confederate Army. "The
Bonnie Blue Flag" is borne to tho enr, nearer
and over nearer, as those heroic foes come
inowing down the distance. And now the
"Battle Cry of Freedom" calls upon each
Northern hoart to do or die for country.
Amidst tho clash of arms we hear these melo
dies alternating and intermingling. The tu
mult of strife becoming fainter and fainter,
wo hear tho prayer of the dying drummer
boy. The tide of" returning "battle is told
by the rushing sound of rapidly advancing
cavalry. "Tho Bonnie Blue Flag" is met by
a counter movement of the "Star Spangled
Banner" tho strains of both melodies accom
panied by the noiso of tho charge ind the
clash of tho snbers, being brought harmoni
ously together, and as wo hear the strains of
"Marching Thro' Georgia" with the "Star
Spangled Banner" victoriously sounding over
all, we do not need the reminiscence of "See
tho Conquering Hero Comes" to assure us
that Grant is uttering his immortal phrase
"Let us have peace." Tho victory being
won, what more fitting than the return of the
glory bedecked heroes ("When Johnny Comes
Marching Home Again" and "Tramp! Tramp!
Tramp! tho Boys aroMarching") to the homes
thoy havo saved. "Tho Vacant Chair" pays
a tribute to "thoso who died that their coun
try rqlght live," and we all join in that glori
ous symbol of a reunited nation "Amerioa."
"My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I slug.
Gen. Ordway has boen deeply interested in
tho production of "War and Peace" evor
sinco tho possibility of its being produced
wns first suggestod, and has aided the execu
tive committeo in many ways. He has signi
fied his approval by issuing instructlpns to
the District militia permitting them to partic
ipate in tho performance as members of the
National Gunrd, and also to carry arms.
Cupt. Cnarles S. Domor has been selected to
take charge of tho entire military movements
on tho grounds, and has kindly consented to
servo. It is possible thnt the Emmet Guard
will accept tin invitation tendered them nnd
give an exhibition drill.
Mr. Innes will arrive this afternoon, nnd
will consult with Mr. Cloward, Capt Domer.
Capt Walsh, and others, as to the spectacu
lar military effects, the plans of which are
already outlined. The chorus, now number
ing over 400, held its last rehearsal last even
ing, and tho work was certainly excellent.
Mr. W. A. Domer will have oharge of tho
Dixie mnle ohorus and Mr. E. D. Tracy will
direct tho Grand Army choir in the patriot.o
nnmbors to bo suug from the field.
This will be ono of tho most interesting aud
thrilling entertainments ever presented in
any part of the world. At the same time,
from a musical standpoint, its merit will be
of the highest order and exceptionally pleas
ing alike to the cultivated musicians and the
groat mass of muslc-lovlng people who are
delighted with the stirring and ennobling
strains of military band music.
Mr. Innes is young, forceful, energetic, and
enterprising beyond any other living band
leader, and he is endowed with an unusually
fine presence, personal magnetism, and com
manding nppeurnnre which mark the great
and successful leader.
Mr. Innes was one of the first to employ the
booming of cannon to punctuate and empha
size the sublimity of music, nnd In the produc
tion of the spectacle, "Var and Peace," ho
will utilize a fully equipped battery of several
bonutiful bronze cannon, specially manufac
tured. The permission for this purpose wasyes
terdny granted by the Commissioners through
the courtesy of the doctors In charge ol Free
man's Hospital. The uso of cannon is simply
to intensify the bass drum effect about a
thousand fold, and thoso who have not ex
perienced such a thing have no idea of the
electric influence on the audience. It is no
unusual thing to seo such enthusiasm that
the audience will rise en masse and shout and
stand upon the seats, waving handkerchiefs,
and throwing hats into the air. In case of
inclement whfcnther the performance will be
given at Convention Hall.
Mr. John B. Francis. surgnon-In-charge of
the Freedraan's Hospital, has waived all his
objections to the War and Peace spectacle,
and Kent the following letter to the Commis
sioners: "Honorable Comjiissionf.rs. D. C:
"Gentlemen: I have had the pleasure of
an interview with Mr. N. Du Shane Cloward,
manager of the War and Peace festival to be
produced at the National Baseball Park
Labor Day, and am fully satisfied that the
entertainment will not be detrimental in any
wav to the interest of Freedman's Hospital,
and I therefore -waive all objections to tho
battery as expressed in my letter of SOth In
stant. Bespectfully,
"John B. Francis, Surgeon-in-charge."
Approved: John W. Boss.
Permit granted by Major W. G. Moore.
1. Look out for the chickens.
2. Think of dodging tho collector and the
3. What a grand thing for the reporter and
his carrier pigeons at the .yacht races.
4. What a boon to tho baseball umpire.
Amnteur Photographer' Club in Prospect.
Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston, of thi3
city, has commenced tho erection of a studio
on Y street, between Thirteenth and Four
teenth streets, in which she proposes to make
hig l-class photographs and prosecute to the
fuhest extent her study of photography. MIs3
Johnston Is anxious to form in Washington,
incidental to photography, a club for ama
teurs, whloh will find a responsive eohq in
other cities. Discoveries and ideas can
thereby be exchanged nnd results exhibited
nt nnnuil meetings of tho general organlza
tkn. 4
Buy Kidgc
Closes for tha season on September X
Delightful Jubilee concerts and fancy ballet
dances on week days and grand sacred concert
by f ull Mditary Bnnd on Sunday, September 2.
in closing day, Monday, Septembers, grand
dibplay ot fireworks and fancy hop.
1 rains leave Washington eck days at?:15 a.
m. And 4:23 p. m. Sundays 9:35 a. m.. 1:30 and
3:15 p. m. Batt, 73 cnt.
Ben Sweeney the Victim oF a Dis
tressing Gunning Accident.
Despite the Warning of His Friend Ha
Bested His Left Arm on the Muzzle of a
Loaded Gun and It Was Accidentally Ex
plodedMain Support of His Mother.
A distressing gunning accident, which re
sulted in the death of Benjamin Sweeney,
aged sixteen years, of No. 214 Tftirteenth-and-a-half
street southwest, scared at Boach's
Bun, one mile south of tho Virginia end ot
the Long Bridge, about 9 o'etook yesterday
Young Sweeney, in company with his
friend, Thornton A. Crown, of No. 227
Twelfth street southwest, left the elty about I
o'clock in the morning to shoot reed birds.
At the Long Bridge they hired a batteau for
the day for 50 cents. They then rowed from
place to place in the river for an honr or two,
finally stopping at Boaea'a Ban, by wnlch
time they had killed seventeen reed and
black birds.
Sweeney, who wa3 in his bare feet, jumped
out Into the water when the boat reached a
shallow place and pulled the boat. Cro ivn
still being in it, ashore. When Crown got out
of the boat Sweeney said to him, "I am hun
gry. If I give you 10 cents will you go some
where and get some sandwfches" Crown
replied that he would. Just then two men,
Harry Linberger and Patrick Gref'n. cam
up in another boat, and they asked Crown if
he would get them some sandwiches also.
Crown replied that he would do so with
pleasure. While Sweeney was talking with
Ciown he placed the gun with which he had
been shooting on the ground and rested his
left arm. upon the muzzle.
Crown said last night: "I begged Ben not
to stand with the gun in that position, but he
told me that he had often done so and was
not afraid. The hammer was raised, and I
think that he must have lifted his foot as ha
put His band in his pocket for tho money and
struck the hammer, which caused it to go off,
"The entire contents ot the barrel entered
Sweeney's shoulder, inflleting a terrible
wound, from which the blood poured in a
stream. He exclalmedi -I am shot! Mama!
Mama! I will never go gunning again, and
then fell to the ground."
Except for the exertions of Dr. Church,
who accompanied the Emergency Hospital
ambulance wagon to the end of the Long
Bridge, young Sweeney would have died be
fore reaching the hospital, but frequent hy
podermic injections of stimulants sustainod
him until tha hospital was reaehed. The ex
amination showed that the entire load of No.
8 shot had entered the left axilla and severed
all the arteries and veins in the shoulder.
The arm was almost completely torn oft an i
Sweeney was in a state of collapse on areount
of the great loss of blood he had sustained.
Sweeney was placed on the operating taile
and every effort made by the "physicians to
revive him. but without avail as" death oc
curred within ten minutes after he had en
tered the hospital. Coroner Hammett was
notified and he at once went to the hospital
where he heard Crown's statement of the af
and decided that an inquest was unneces3ry.
Young Sweeney was the main support an
only son of his mother, who is a widow With
hree daughters. He was employed as a
messenger in the Weather Bureau, at a
salary of $37.50 per month. In order
to have a few days of pleasure, he on Friday
secured a short leave of absence and in com
pany with Crown went to a pawnshop on E
street between Tenth and Eleventh streets
northwest and deposited 3 for the safe return
of tho gun for the use of which Sweeney
agreed to pay Sl.oO for three day3. Young
Sweeney's sister arrived at the hospital a few
minutes after her brothers death. Mrs.
Sweeney has been sick for some time and the
unfortunate accident has completely pros
trated her.
Tho dead youth was well known In the
vicinity In which he lived and was highly
resnected. Late yesterday afternoon the
body was removed to Sweeney's late home to
await interment
He Has Not Attempted to Settle Disputes
Among Colorado Democrats.
PHiLADrLPHiA, Sept 1. Chairman W. F.
Harrity, ot the Democratic national com
mittee, returned to-day from Maine, where he
has been spending the past week, and im
mediately left to join his family at Mort
Pocono. When shown the dispatch frcm
Colorado which appeared in yesterday mm
ing's papers, stating that he had undertaken
to decide some of the disputes of the D ,.v
crats ot Colorado. Chairman Harrity said
"I have not attempted to settled any J.s
putes that may exist among the Demo
crats of Colorado. Some time ago I wrcte.
In answer to an Inquiry upon the subject, that
Hon. F. P. Arbuckla was recognized In the
campaign of 1392 as tho chairman of the Dem
ocratic State Central Committee of Colorado.
That is all there was to It
"I am not advised as to what the present
status ot affairs in Colorado la. There may
be material difference between the pohti al
conditions of 1S94 and those of 1S92. It waa
o3 to the situation of 1892 that I wrote."
Quebec Will Escape Payment.
Quebec, Sept. 1. Arbitrators in connecton
with the disputed accounts between tne Do
minion and the provinces of Ontario and
Quebec have rendered their award on t-
claim of the Dominion against the provin-e
of Quebec in connection with the Montreal
turnpike trust. Tho Dominion claimed that
the province of Quebec was liable for the c-t-standing
debentures of the trust and the ar
rears of interest The amonnt up to date is
over 5400,000. The arbitrators decided that
the province was not liable.
Murder Will Out.
Osiaha, Neb., Sept. L A dispatch to tha
Bee from Chappe, Neb., says that Jaccb
Frahm, one of the wealthiest farmers in the
State, was jailed for murdering his wife, and
all day the jail has been threatened by a m.b.
Two months ago Mrs. Frahm disappeared.
The husband said sho was visiting relatives
in tho East Hogs yesterday uncovered a
gravo In the woods near the Frahm Home In
which the woman's body was fwind bad.y
In tho World of Lbor.
Masillon.Ohlo, Coal Operators' Association
offer ljOOO men work in the mines, and guar
antee protection from vioJJnce.
Over 1,500 cloak mafcars went on a strike
yoitorday In Brooklyn, against the task and
pieco work system. They want a ten-hoar
dny and regular wages.
At Ea3ton, Pa., the sheriff levied on the
Mattewan Felting Company's mill on a judg
ment note. The Industry has proven n finan
cial failure.
Miners are reported to havo destroyed
$5,000 worth of lumber near Hllliard, Ky.,
because the owner loaded cannel coal against
the orders of the mine workers.
The wages of 200 employes of the Hazard
Wire Bopo Works. Wllkesbnrro, Penn., were
reduced 10 per cent, yesterday.
A general nnd immediate resumption of
work In the window-gloss factories of the
country 13 anticipated. Halt a dozen flrrr.3
have already accepted the workers proposi
tion, and, according to Secretary Springer,
after the conference Is held in Pittsburg Mon
day other manufacturers will effect a settle
ment whather the meeting has any result or

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