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22B YEAR NO. 0,697.
WASHINGTON, D. C, MONDAY HVKNINU, JANUARY 27, 1800.
rraoE two cents.
NEWS OFTHE WOrtLD III BRIEF.
In the pnst three weeks 173 peoplo havo
led In tlio District from lung (llscnso alone.
hjuuico Cox has decided to appoint n ro
tor lor uio Uicsapcako and Onto Uanai.
asltlngtoii businessmen, Interviewed by
im-rie stnu. spcaK nnppiiy ot iraue.
fesrs lloliert Kcvlllo mid Itarvoy Vi'fe
! iiicirniintcrs nt ivy uiy mis aiter-
he trial ot James Henry for hilling
lueri rincKiicy was uegun mis nicer-
innss-mecllnir nt tho Sfetronolltnn Zlon
Trcll will consider the lllalr Ldticatlonal
lie Washington Hides cntcitalncd this
I era of the Second Itcirlnicnt. X. n. I)
lat supper last night.
Ir. I . II. ltoscoo sne-ko to n larcro audi-
loot Wlllnrd Hall last night on "Home
us lnnucncoou l.nrlli and in t lie an r t
be Republican Nntlonal Central Com
tee leaders are rcnortcl to havo turned
Ir backs on New VorU In tho WorldM
ho bill of tho Master Plumber' Asso-
Ion now beforo Congress Is opposed by
Master l'lumbors' l'rotcctlvo Assocla-
i aud the Journojmon Association,
ales amounting to nearly 180,0.10 square
o oi ground in mo vicinity oi Lincoln
1; bare been mado rcccntlv at nrlc.es
sing fiom forty-flvo to ecvcnty-flve cents
florae nancrs In tho Columbia National
l ank wero limited by sparks from tho ho it
s' nt apparatus tcstcrdav afternoon. Three
mro cnclncss. two lioso-rccls and tho hoak-
liind-laddcr wero summoned, but were not
(.'tubman it Thomas' Jtlustrels. which
lippearcd at Kcrnun's last ttcek, disbanded
ftctcruay. .Manager unnpman wem away
pii Thursday to secure a brass band, and
Aisn't returned. The salaries for last week
fbavc not been paid.
L Tho tt Oman's Christian Association.
iiouuded to afford aid to tho destitute aud
to reform tho fallen, celebrated Its twen
tieth nnnlversarT yostordav. and Itcv. Dr.
Hamlin preached tho anniversary sermon
lit bis church last night.
The followlnc members of tho S.cnrcr-
Lhuud have left for New York to attend the
Kuimtal fools' carnival of Beethoven M.eiincr-
hor: raul Schultz, John waldman, Charles
Kslncr, Henry Hlinge, I' rank Coioudy,
vuam vcruou, anu uiius. Aaiutcr.
alor Wiseman has telcci aphed to llcrllu.
confirming tho report of Dr. rcters' safety.
An aliened Haw has been found In tho
title to real estate In sccral Montiuu
Sir. Joseph Chamberlain, who Is In Cairo
vltli his wife. Is studvin;; the Limitlan
The great Kennebec lee harvest besan
Eihls raornluir. aud 5.000 men went to woik
pit tbo Ice fields.
Jim Starr, tbo noted horse thief, is dvlnir
Lof wounds recclted while being pursued by
J'.ilii.l uniAa nmnA.D
An Indlananolls trlrl named Shaw Ins
'been seized with a fit of sueelnc that has
continued for lorty-clght hours.
!Tlio Mexican Government has established
quai antlnc against Kansas hogs on account
f the bog cholera In that State.
The New York State Cointnlssloneis of
lehcrlts have recommended the establish-
mint of public prescrtcs lu the Adlrou-
The Union Brldco Company, tbo larscst
lOnccrnof tho Kind in tho world. Is about
to abandon Its shops in Buffalo nud conccn-
trnto its plant at Athens, Pa?
The law against tho noisy crt Ins: of uews-
fcinpers on Sunday went Into offect In Now-
imrcu, iN. i yesterday, mo Dots sold out
Ithclr papers, but bad to dodgo tho police.
Tlio body or ISnnkcr Joseph O. Dltman
at I'hlludclnhla. who dlsaDticarcd uu Du-
embcrll last, was found testerdnvfloatlnir
Iln thoScbujlklll Kiver uuder the 1'ennsjl
vaula linllroud Bridge.
T?s.tn .Tonlrcnn 4tin .1. millet ...tixil I.
S'cw York last nluht on tho Adilatlc. Ho
lloesuot know when his light with Sullivan
luiu iui;e place, lie says tu.it lie will soon
Ibe In flrst-rnte condition.
. Jessie Dean lie) nobis, the actress, who
'-hot herself in New York on Fildavlast.
was burled y estorday afternoon lu the grave
uu ner son Jioimic. jtiany meniuers oi
Le profession eeul beautiful floi al offerings.
nvld Alexander fired a pistol at UIsliop
uiaucr iiunng conurmation services at
John's Episcopal Church iu 1'hlladel
a ycstciday. Alexander was a Vro
Ittonlst and was opposed to tho HUliop'o
iiiuc on ino uquor qucsuou.
'resident Fitzgerald andSecrctarv Sutton
tho Irish Natloual League of America
e gono to Detroit to attend tho cxuml
lon of Treasurer O'ltclllj's accounts,
j auditing committco will meet on
dncsday and hold public sessions.
k liottso at Logansvlllc, Cal., was burled
la suowslldo during a storm icsterdav.
II two of its Inmates killed. Fear prc
ls in Sierra City of another slide. Many
mlltcs liavo abandoned their homes, and
FaTe taken refuge lu the lower tunnel of
lie Duuo mine.
Tbo Brownlnir Socletv of Boston will
hold a memorial metlngto-uiorrow atter
ncion. Those who are expected to be prcs-
-cnt include James Hussell Lowell, Oliver
AVcudcll Holmes. Ocome AVIIIIam Curtis.
llobcrt C. WInthrop, Julia Ward Howe,
lllchanl Watson Glider, Thomas U. Aldrlch,
tuaries uuuiey waruer, i.ouise uiiaudlcr
Moulton and James I'arton.
A tenlblo storm swent Kastcrn Colorado
on Friday night and Saturday. Tho railway
trains were stopped frequently by the sand
"bclntr blown Into the cuts and filling them.
Many buildings wcio dcstrocd at Monu
ment and n gale raged at Sfanitou. Flro
bioko out on tho mountains only a few
miles fiom town, andlandfcportsindientol
that it had reached tbo powder magazines.
Many Socialist meetings were held yes
terday throughout Germany to celebrate
tbo defeat In tbo Bcfchsta'r of tho Anti-So
General IladcUkey, one of tho heroes of
Shlnka l'ass, which was gallautly held
against tbo Turks lu 18T6, Is dead.
Judge ritsliko of New York City died iu
Heidelberg on Saturday night. His re
mains will bo brought to America.
Brazil and tho Argcntluo l'epubllc have
slgnr d a treaty settling tbo dlsputo over
the frontiers ot tbo Mlssfones territory.
It Is icportcd from Faris (hat a split is
coming In the Boulangist party,
Dr. Abbott of (be Smithsonian has re
turned from his exploring expedition to
Masallaud. Mr. Carroll was left on Mount
The old Czech members of tbo Diet havo
unanimously accepted tho agreement ar
ihcdatby tho (leruiau-Czech courorenco
'llio channel steamer Paris, plying be
tween New Haven aud DIodpo. coneernlucr
whose safety somo anxiety was felt, has ar-
rivtu ai uoer in a uuninou coudltlou.
l'rluco Henry of Itattenburg expresses
tlio most lively dissatisfaction at llfo at
Dalmoral Castle under tbo oyo of his royal
moiucr-iu-iaw, victoria, no is uow induc
ing licr to sign n iiancr. salug what his
future status is to bo.
llurlnl 1'oriuIU Iitsued.
Tlio following burial penults havo
been ibsucu uvuio Jieaitti uincer utir-
, J tig tho past folly eight liours:
J. r.dwlu Jouis. T'J U'ara: Knhraliu Tan-
1 icr,C0 jcars; Klcauora IMwards, dS jcars;
j.nzii Auuuatiuco, 7.1 jears; loiin (jutucy
Adams nt ycats; Charles K. Jarrott, -W
jears; Maria J.. (Irlgsby, 07 years; Mary
l.nulsa O'Hara, SO jears; Lily ( . Filbcrg,
iil jcais: Daniel Shea, Sfl years; Charles
1 dward Bcavans, 30 j ears; Jeunlo Burdctt,
Sjcarsj William It. Thomas, 1 tear; James
Micihv. I tear: William 1). 1:. Hardv. 1
,car, Annlo M, I.eatehfutd, '.) months; Jim I
Kmindllutr. 8 months: i?lmrlpA (7r,lltti4. S 1
months, mid colored: John Allen, UU jears;
Andrew B. Itobcrts, 4!ljcars; Cornelia l.
Iluilcy, !IA cars; John F. Stmuiwoll, S3
tcais; Helen Sprlggs, lit yoars; Joseph J
Undies. 10 rears: Martha Wrk'lit. 11
jcais; Casslo Mltoiioll, 5 jears; Otto Dan-
wooa, i monius; tawiu t.-, Miigerty, y
nuiitus; iniani nan, v noun; Kinora
j'lui, a inuuius.
HELP THESE WOMEN
- - -
Shamefully Abused Needle-Workers
in the Employ of the
CHANCE FOR MR. WANAMAKER.
An Injustice for the Philanthropic
Consideration of the Postmaster-General.
DO FORTY BAGS A DAY OR 00!
Toilers Who Sew Mail Sacks Like Slave?
Ground Down to Condi
tions of Pauperism.
Tlic attention of tho Hon. John
Wanamakcr, tho Postmaster-General,
llio Chilfrtlnn advocate, the exponent of
tbo Golden Utile, Is called to the im
position which U beint; dally practiced
by the Postoillcc Department upon
si.ly-flve poor women iu its employ
blxty-tHc poor women, without power
ful fi lends, who have to put up with
the injustice forced upon them because
they are dependent upon the wotk given
by the Department for their dally
bread, and to leave it would bo tosulTcr
other hatdships. The Postmaslcr-Gcn-crnl
is doubtless not fully aware of tho
condition of things. He has never scon
tho sixty-live women at their woik. Ho
lias a lcptitatlon for philanthropy, for
hcinp a big-hearted, warm-soulcd man,
and If he were fully acquainted w ith
the details of the injustiro done these
employes by the Department he would
cndcaMir to better their condition. It
Is the intention of this writing to maUc
him aware 6f tho farts andstaittho
movement for the better.
WHUIir. TI11JY WOltK.
In tht! lliiid stoiy of a building onco
used as a eairiagc lcpositoty, on C
sheet, between Four-nnd-a half aud
Sixth northwest, sit sixty-fit e women
fiom 8 a. in. to 4 p. in. almost obsctitcd
iu a blinding, stillin cloud of dust, ply
ing their needles the lltc-long day fe
paiiing torn and dilapidated "mail
f-ackh. Theiu Is no conversation among
them. There is no lime to lose in
talking. A task is imposed upon them,
which they must fulfill or get out.
I'acli one must repair foity bigs a day.
Itimvttcis not whether the big has a
small lent in it or whether It is ripped
from top to bottom. It must be mend
ed. If a woman gets slighlly-danugcd
bags to mend and she can do fifty a day
it's her good fortune. If she gets
badly-torn ones aud finds it impossible
to keep up the record of foity bags a
day it is her misfortune and she must
give way to "-omo ono else. Tho bags
aio hcaty, filthily dusty, haul to man
age, but the women toil away, bending
silently over their work, while only a
hacking couch breaks the silence now
and then, telling only too well that tho
stilling dust is affecting their lung?.
If, by gootl fortune, a woman can do
moie than forty hags a day, she Is al
lowed thtco cents additional for each
bag. The woik is Killing in lis nature,
lively week finds changes in the pay
lolls, ns some poor woman drops out of
llio ranks and another needy person
takes her place. "What matters It if the
foul, filthy dust from the old mill
backs fills the air, blinds the eves,
stifles the btcath? What matter ft if
the hands arc soio and bleeding from
bundling the heavy sacks t They must
keep on, for thcic aie needy ones at
home, and the few dollars paid out by
the Gut eminent for this woik como in
to keep the wolf from tlic door. The
compensation which tlic United States
Government piys for this work is !)!)
per month ! Thirty dollars per month !
The Italian "dago," who works upon
the lailioad for a soulless contiactor at
$1 a day, earns his money easier than
Ihese women, who arc employed by tho
United States Government, nt tho Cap
Hal of the Xatlon, sunounded on every
side by ctidenccs of tho ltiMitlnus lib
erality of tho Government in other
tt ays, which, by contrast, makes their
own nlggaully allowance seem less
so.mi; xor.uiiii: coxtkvsts.
In tho very Department which cm
ploys these ttomcu and lixes their haul
task and inadequate compensation aro
many contrasts to the lot of these poor
women. ,'J'ho eoioictt messenger.',
whoso hardest duties aio to sit in a chair
outside a door fiom 0 until 4 aud carry
an occasional paper acro3s the hall, re
echo from !!U to 00 per cent, more sal
aiy than these overworked women.
They wax fat aud sleek, and too often
indolent, upon the Government's liber
ality, aud the curtailment of the salar
ies of the poor women mako laicerthe
fund from which thesu men aio paid.
uu: DAILY WOIIK.
Otcr 3,000 bags aie handled dally iu
tho mail-bag lcpair shop. Dilapidated
jute pouches that have been thrown from
Hying mall trains dashing past the small
stations; that havo been stacked high
upon lumbering stage coaches ctawling
their way over the prairie, or whirling
swiftly down a mountain side; pouches
plastcicd with the mud of Southern
Mtamps, ns tho star-ioulc earlier, a
negio mounted on a mule with the bag
of mail behind him, plunged through
tlio miry waters; pouches that have
laid in the holds of the trans-Atlantic
flyers ns they climbed tho crcsls of
combing waves to nud from the Old
World all these como to llio shop to bo
mended nud bent again upon the road.
Thcynic received o"n tho lower floor,
shaken out nnd assorted by men. The
soiling room is not so bad; it is ven
tilated. .An open shaft thiity feet
equate extends up tluough the nct
floor to the floor where the women aie.
Through this shaft tho dust from tlic
lotvcr floors rises in a cloud that would
do cicdit to n Sahara sand storm and
fills the room where tho women woik.
Thirty dollars a month for this work'
Any one of tlio Svo hundred Idling de
pal tinent messengers, who get from $10
to $U0 for dong not to nothing, would
resign after ono day 's trial at It.
WHAT IKYr.STMATION DISOI.OSr.l).
On inquliy among those who havo
worked in this "black hole of Cal
culta," as ono styled the place, most
distressing experiences wero disclosed.
They chaige that tho most unwarrant
able double-dealing Is practiced by
Captain Cullcm, tho gentleman In
charge. They have no complaint to
make against his treatment of them,
except as ho deceives- them with con
tradictory statements. Bildono. "When
I went there I know nothing about tho
rulo of forty bags n day or go. Hut af
ter I had been thcro some time I over
heard l cmarks about it. I went lo Cap
tain Cullcm nnd asked it it wan true
that those who did not accomplish an
average of forly bags a day for llio
month would be dropped at the end of
the month. He denied Hint It was so,
but atthc end of tho month I was called
up, and ho said that I had not kept up
tho regular number and that I would
hat o to go unlcis it was done, lie con
"Yes, nnd he Is always contradicting
lilmfcir," broke lit another. "He ex
ruses things by saying that thov aro
done by older ot Scrond Assistant Post-lnaster-GcncranVhltllcld,
Whitfield, when asked about It, say
that Captain Cullcm is (lie ono who is
icsponstble. All thliijfs uio charged to
something Indefinite called hc.ulqtmr
Icis. Thcic Is no gelling any sitisfnc
lion." Ill 13 fH'ITKUINO nSDl'IlKD.
The Buffeting that is caused some
tin cs Is haul to realize. Tho women
beiidln a strained position for hoar
over the dusty bags, with tho dust go
ing to their lungs, their hands toin by
the. ragged edges of the bags and cut
by tho conrso twine used lor thread,
while they have to exert almost a man's
strength to pull tho needle tluough at
times. One worker tvns overcome by a
hemoirhauc one day while bending
over her worn nnd had to be helped to
the dressing-room. This is a dark re
treat, ventilated from the top by a trap
door, tho .walls coarse duck nailed on
posts. It is cruel Iiony to call It n
WOItK THAN Sf.WK.
The woiiicu are driven as no slaves
were ctcr driven. The fenr of dis
missal Is constantly before them. It is
"forly bags or go." In cases of
"culled" or selected bags Hits can be
done, but when one reeeitcs half u
dozen bags with great icnts in them It
Is out of tho question. Sometimes it
takes n-half and even three-quarters of
nn hour to mend ono bag. It is a physi
cal impossibility to keep up llio average
of forty with so much time spent on a
few bad ones.
mtivKx to a sick nr.t).
3s'ot long since a woman wiio has two
fatherless childicn dependent on her
was called up and told that her work
was below the average. It was mid
day, on tho last day of tliu month.
"You are thiity. two bags behind your
number," she was told. Sho had half
a day iu which to make it up. If she
failed dismissal awaited her. She tot
teicd back to her seat, neatly overcome
with fear. "I shall do it; I must do it
or starve," she cried iu ansulsh.
Doubtless some good angel stltred the
licait of the distributer to fntorher,
for she succeeded iiirf&.complisliiiig llio
task. Hut the strain, tlio worry and
thucxcition were loo much. Tlio next
day she took to her bed and has been
l.ting at death's door m consequence.
Uncle Sam had obtained his due, but it
was almost nt tho cost of a human life.
Talk about the slave dt Ivors of the
South! liven .self intciest would keep
Ihcm from chiving their men to the
IX tOXsfAXT nun.
The feat Ml by the slave fot the
ovciseci's lash was not gienter than
Unit felt by the women lest their "stint"
be unpetfoimed. It is with them eveiy
day, every hour, every minute. Dveiy
time a bag is brought is a ctlsis. If it
is a bad one it means time lost, and
thiir npprchension increases. l!ut how
lliey lejoieo when luck tutus and only
a few holes aio found. They woik
with renewed hope. They may get
their foity done, thoy whisper to them
selves. The dear ones at homo will be
kcptiiom stni vatiou. The wolf will
be kept at bay a little longer.
One afternoon one of the woikcrs
was observed to be greatly disturbed.
She trembled as sho threaded her needle,
and put her hand to her head as if to
still a pain. "What is the niattet?"
a companion asked, compassionately.
"Ob, I'm behind and I don't know
what lo do. I'm so nervous I can hardly
count, even." Her net ves were com
pletely unsliung. "Fiddlesticks'. You'll
catch up. What's the difference?"
bald lite other lightly, trvlng to banish
the gloomy thoughts, lint it made a
gicnt diffeience. The pittance sho
earned meant suppoit and a homo to
those committed to her care, and she
sliusgled with her feelings, aad with a
great effort plodded doggedly on.
Of course only those who are in great
need of the money would work In such
a place for such pay. Little as it is. it
is a great deal to lose. Imagine tho tor
line of being in constant apprehension
of losing. Good workmanship doesn't
count. Tho slint must be performed.
The women have no complaint to
make of their ticatment by thoso in
charge. There was an uncouth boor
theio sometime ago whooe place was be
hind canal horses, llecoming angry at
one of the women who did not accom
plish enough to suit him, ho said
loughly: "I wouldn't strike a woman,
but I would just like to tako n club and
beat some brains into them." A gen
tlemanly remark for a United States
official to make. Kveryone in hearing
shook with Indignation. However ho
is gone, and only his unfragrant racni
oty lcmains. One of tho men In charge
used to amuso himself with hitting ono
of the colored women on the head with
the metal part of the mail bags ovcry
time he passed behind her. Ho said
boastingly one day to one of tho work
ers; "Seo mo crack that darkey on tho
head ns I pass her."
"You bhould bo ashamed of your
self." Ho winked and icjoincd, "See nte do
It;" aud he did it.
what a VISlTOIt 18 TOl.D.
However, this brutality happily has
passed away. The women have now
only to worry about their work. This
those in cbiice claim is not too great.
When some one who lias heard some
thing of tho flying rumors about the
place goes down to the repair shop to
And out what truth there Is in them ho
will be pleasantly met; ho will bo
shown records of tho fast woikcrs. It
will bo found that some have mended
as many as sixty bags iu ono day. "So
you see, my dear sir, that If these young
ladies can accomplish sixty in a day, It
Is not asking too much to have forty
done. Now, fionkly, is it?" The vis
itor is stumped. Certainly it looks fair.
There must bo some mistake in tho 10
ports. They are probably spiead by
lazy, incompetent women, who want to
bo paid without rcndcilng an equiva
lent. Another case of oppression has
piovcd lo bo a bugaboo. Ho thauks
the gentlemanly olllcial, and departs
with a different Impicssion from tho
ono with which he came.
Tho thought doesn't occur to him
that perhaps tho sixty bags which were
mended by (he fast workers were not in
such a bad condition aa tho forty which
tho others could uot mend. Or, if tt
dOM occur to hint, iris promptly di
polled by tlio bland olllcial who shows
hi m the pilo of bags aud Infotms him
that they nro piled up just now. as thoy
come fiom below nnd nro distt United lit
fives to llio workcis as they need (horn,
consequently pnilially is Impossible
Tho questioning visitor is convinced.
a nixci riiAmmi).
Tho pint est charge made against the
management Is that such paillallly does
exist and there arc those who ate willing,
if It is mcessnty, lo mako allldavlls
thai the bags aio culled and llio bettor
ones given tofavoillcs. Thu constant
eiToit of tho management is In iniikc as
good a lccortl as possible for the fast
woikci.s. It is solemnly charged Hint
the distributors have been ordered by
their supeiiors toglvo bags In good con
illlloti lo certain woikeis. One tvoimn
says: "I sat; lulking to . Shu
nsKcch 'Do you want my address'' He
took It and furnished her with good
bag. 1 had n pilo of vcrv bad ones
under my feel. I told him to take them
nwny nnd get mo some good ones or I
would get him into trouble. He did."
01 IT.XDKIIS HI4timSKI.
Tlieienic strict rules against "cull
ing" and oncof the dtsllbtilois was not
long slnco ditchaigcd for doing it.
Nevertheless It is claimed the piacticc
continues nnd must continue so long as
sixty bags arc mended in a single day.
This ring is the. greatest injustice, ft
not only allows thu slandnid to be set
high, but it imposes on those who nro
nol in it more thun their fair share of
the drudgery. Who belongs to the
ling? No ono connects Captain Cullcm
witlt It. Doubtless ho has been greatly
imposed upon by sttboidlnates, for iu
every case of wrong doing detected tho
guilty ono Ins had to no. Ono of the
cxamineis whose relations with ono of
the women who was mnrih'd.by the
way wcic notorious, used lo fat oi-this
ttoinnn in distribution. He was dis
charged. ixvr.si iciAi i ox Ni:r.m;i.
It is claimed by some that paitiallty
can be bccurcd by tlio payment of
money. This should be Investigated.
More serious allegations arc also made.
It is ccitnlnthat if anythltia could chive
a woman fiom vittticit would be JujI
fitch a ccasclofes, wearying torture as
these women have to eiidmc. ' "I am a
true and honest woman, now " said ono
heart sick creatine, "but Heaven only
knows how long this sort of life will let
me remain so." It is constant fear
lugging at tlieii he.iit strings that
makes women desperate and ready to
tlnre ant thing lo belter their condition.
"Uncle Sam can ill alToid to have his
woik done at less than contract rales
nnd tako it out of the llcshand blood of
struggling and dependent women.
LAWS FOR CABS.
lllc .Tim-K Horner I.curnt H w Thine
Uig .Tnck Homer has driven a cab in
Washington for over foity years, but
he didn't know befoic this morning
that drivers weic not allowed to occupy
any hack-stands in the city on Sunday
with the exception of those at tlic ialh
way stations and steamboat landings.
He was the iitst driver ctcranested un
der the regulation, and, taking this into
tonsidciatlon, .fudge filler fined him
$5 nnd suspended sentence. "This
legulalion Is the law," he remaikcd,
"amino matter what wo miiv think
about it, wo hate to cnfoico the law."
Homer was up on another charge
that of driving on Hie wtong tido of
the street. He explained Hint he had
just driven Gencial llualu lo Chamber
lin'saml wns letuining to the stand,
lie had hod no chance to get on tho
right side of the sheet, he said; but
Judge Jliller didn't think this wns it
sulllcicnt excuse and fined him .j.
NOT QUICK ENOUGH.
Ikhiic llelilnaon Tried to Illrin Uio V. I-(lenct-s
of IIU Gitinlilliic
Isaac Itoblnson was at one time a
special policeman, but he left tint for
the more lucintivo occupation of keep
ing a gambling saloon. His experience
as an ofiiccr stood him in good stead in
his new business, for he took tlio pic
caution to have a pait of the floor to
moved and n small trap door substi
tuted. 'When his placo in Jackson al
ley was laidcd on Satuidav night by a
squad of olllcers or tho Sixth Picclnct.
the door was hastily Ihiown open nnd
the paraphernalia of the table tossed in,
liut it wasn't fastened down piopcilv,
and after llobinson and the habitues of
tho place had been artcstcd it was
opened and the dice and cards taken
out, nnd they were used as cvidenco
Ibis morning in the Police Cotut.
llobinson, tlic keeper of tho house,
JAMES HENRY'S SLAYERS.
IlBrbert l'lnckney rut on Trial TliU
The trial of Herbert Pinckney,
charged with killing James Henry on
the 27th of May last, began in the
Criminal Court this afternoon beforo
Chief Justice llingham. It is alleged
by the Government that the wounds
which caused the death of thcmanwoio
inndo by a knife, but the defense tried
to prove that they wcie made by a cow
hide. The physicians who wero called In
testified as to the character of tho
wounds. Tho caiotid artoiy was sev
ered, and tho attempt to stop the How of
blood was unsuccessful. Ho died nt tho
drug store corner C and Pennsylvania
avenue southwest. Tho fight was
caused by trouble between tho children
of tho two men. Dr. Hayno testified
that such a wound could not have been
mado by a cowhide.
The Couit St'emcil Doubtful.
Henry JhVWIlllnms charged with the
larceny of il worth of chickens from
Samuel Moss, first pleaded not guilty in
tho Criiniual Court, but while waititig
for trial bethought it otcr and this
morning when ho was called for trial
bcfoio Chief Justice llingham ho with
drew his plea and admitted that he had
stolen tho fowls. Ho is n full-giotvu
man with a slight mustache, but when
tho Justico asked him his age ho looked
him in tho eye unflinchingly nud 6aid
ho wns 15 years old last Decembei. Tho
Court looked him over in a doubtful
tort of way ami sent him to Jail for six
l'erjurcd Iliinscll In it reunion Vase,
Tho Commissioner of Pensions has
been advised that Frank Mycis, alias
Hunting, was on tho 20d Instant biought
bcfoio the V. S. Court in Now York
city, under Indictment fot pcijury in
the pension claim of Caiollno G. Myers,
formerly Mount, Ho pleaded guilty,
and was flucd nnd sentenced to im
prisonment at hard labor In tho Krio
Penitentiary for two years.
A flood Templar fr'.ntertalnmout.
An entertainment, musical and literary,
will be (rlveu to night by D, 1'. Ifollovray
Lodge, I. O. G,T., at their hall. Filth auj
PARTY BOSSES SOARED.
HAS THE REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
TURNED AGAINST NEW YORK?
Arrnlil Tlmt TiinilMHliy tVolitd IM.lltn
llio AVorlit'n I'nlr h IVoilcr for Diiin
ocrnllo Hutn-M In IHII'.'Wlmt Olil
ciirii anil ISn York Hny.
It maj bonuthoittatlvcl) staled to-diy
Hint llio ltepubllcan lonlcn of the
House nnd Hetmlo have been git en lo
umlcislnnd posltit cly by the Itcpublicm
Nntlonal Committee, or Us lccognlcd
leading members, that under no cir
cumstances whaleter should tlio
"World's Valr bo allowed to bo held In
NiwYoik. This flat is satd by those
who should know to have gone fot th.
mm; 'j hi: old r.uu.i:.
The sub committee of the House
Quadtl-Ccntcnnlal Commillco held n
meeting to-day. They look the bills in
hoduted In the House, providing for
tho "World's Pair nt Chicago and
Now York, . and discussed them
to mako up an independent bill,
Thy pinmincnt provisions of each bill
wcie clipped and laid aside to bo con
sidcicd for engrafting into tho now bill.
No reference was made to the Wash
ington bill. Tho friends of Washing
ton arc satisfied. They prefer not to
have the provisions of the Washington
bill brought in, as that mo.isute will
ptobibly be placed to successfully op
pose tho other.
The Committee on Hides did not con
sider Mr. Hilt's lcsolutlon increasing
tho menibeiship of Hie Quiidrl-Centeii-nlal
Ciiininmittce from nine to thirteen
The situation ns lo tlio "Woild's Pair
matter to-day may be likened to one of
Ksop's fables, which relates that two
cooks feeding found nn unusually
spicy worm. They both sprang
for it al the same lime. Tho
bailie was long and sanguinary.
A farmer parsing saw the combatants
and fastened n greedy eye upon them,
saying, "Here mo two'lnrgc and ele
gant cocks which will well ndoinmy
barn-yard, and I will confiscate them.
Ho waited, like a wise man, until the
two cocks were wearied out with their
fight and, calmly stepping in. ho was
able to cnptuic them both. Thus did
Hie cocks compass their own undoing.
The paiallcl of this slluitioii may be
found in the bitter light which Chicago
mid New Yoik ore waging against each
other for the "Woild's Fair, with the
neutral and non combative attitude
whiclt Washington is assuming; and
lunyieprostnt the viuloiy of Washing
ton when Hie other two have gaffed
each otliei into a stato of helplessness.
A piomiucnl Senator, otic who con
ttols a follot i"g iu the Senatorial body,
said lonCniTic man to-day: "Tliete
nrosn many conflicting Interests, which
aie utterly ineconcilnble in thcstrugglo
belwien New Yoik and Chicago" for
stipumacy in this matter, that I think
lcgislalito action will centre upon
A iishlngton, fenced to tako a neutral
slnntl in iho face of dllllculties which
btset oilier action."
A letiew of llic claims of tho rival
cities mny be presented at this time,
The Chicago maungeis assert that the
situation with lcgard to New York is so
complicated with local politics as to put
the New Yoikeis in a sea of double.
The Chicago peoplo sav that Depew,
Vaiidcibllt, anil, in fact,' all the lailw.iy
hitciestsaro not iu earnest in advocat
ing the location of the exposition in
New Yoik. Tho New Yoik Cential
I'nilrond people are believed to bo
playing a clever game, with additional
terminal facilities for the stakes.
Gould is playing a similar game to in
cieasc the terminal facilities of the ele
vated load. Iloth roids aro now em
bairasscd for lack of track room, and
cannot scenic it under oidituuy cir
cumstances. II the Legislntuie nnd
city authorities will not consent to their
additional terminal facilities, they do
not want the fair. It will bring more
business lo tlio Vnndciblli system if
the fair is held in Chicago.
The Chicago men sny that Piatt and
the other ltepubllcan managers are op
posed to hating the fair in New York
unless they caifmnke lei ins with Tam
many to give them control of one half
the lifteen millions of dollnis or have
it expended under Federal authority.
It is asscitcd that Piatt's fine Italian
hand can be ttaccd iu the action of the
New Yoik Legislatuie in downing the
tcu-milllon-dollnr loan bill. Thellepub
llcans of Western and Central New
York State hate awakened to the fact
that to pass the loan bill would bo to
insure the election of the Democratic
Stale and Piesidcnlial tickets in 1803.
The paity lcadcis at Washington arc of
the same opinion. It is said that Plait's
mission in New Yoik now is to confer
with Tammany leaders nnd secure, If
possible, a promise of division of tho
spoils if the fall is allowed to go to
ri:r.soxti. amiiiiiovs at wail
The Chieagoans claim that personal
ambition Is influencing some of the New
Yoik men and Is causing a split be
tween them, thus weakening their
power. It Is alleged that Iloswcll 1.
Flower Is cntlca voting to mako capital
for himself with a tiew of being a can
didate for Governor. On the other
hand. Congressman llelden of Syracuse
has his eyo on Flowci's ambitions nud
will see that ho does not have too much
The New York people are confident
tho ten-mllllon-dollar loan bill wilt pass
the Legislature, and they think it will
catch many votes fiom New Yoik in
tho House from economic membcis who
would And justification of their ceo
nomlc principles iu voting for New
Yoik. The Now Yorkers nicdcspei
alely afraid tho Chicago men will make
a light against thein on tho ciound of
dllllculties in lermiual facilities. This
is tlio Achillean spot and they know it.
now Tin: jioum: sTtxns.
The private books of the Chicago
people show that 1!)7 members of tho
IIouso are pledged for Chicago. This
iswilhin 23 of a majority of tho House.
New York is estimated lo havo SO
votes, St. Louis SO, Wnslilngton mi un
known quantity. Tho nasty political
quibbles and tho closo nlllnity of hood
ling politics with the question of tho
World's Fall aro becoming so apparent
as lo bo n bugbear to tho conscrv
ativo men of tho IIouso. Tho
claim litis been nsseilcd with great
vigor of lung power by Now Yoik,
and Chicago advocates that patriotic
motives alone governed thorn lu asking
for tho fair, hut every day tt becomes
moio apparent that patriotism is in tho
background nnd that politics and
boodlerisiu aro foiglng to tho front.
This will end In but ouo thing fixing
upon Washington as a neutral territory
and tho location of tho fair under Gov
ernmental auspices, cnthcly dovold of
tVlit the Mew Yorker SnA
Now Yorkers aro beginning to hedge
pa tho iwcwpcct Of tho World's Iftirtuc
Ing held at the metropolis, nnd es
pceinlly slnro tho delay of tlio I.cglsla
ttiro of the Umpire Stnto icgaidliig tlio
$10,000,000 gtniantce bill Then, loo,
Dr. Chauncey M. Depew does not tako
stirh n losy view of the sltuntlou ns ho
did n couple of weeks ago, and rclttc
tanlly admits that theto Is hustling go
Ing on of which lie never dreamed. It
is claimed that Southern Congress
men aio opposed to holding the fair
at Chicago, nnd one reason assigned
for tills anlngoiilsm Is that among tlio
chief nltindlotis of tho Windy City is
I.lbbcy Prison. According to tho Now
Yoik contingent selling up I.lbbcy
Prison nt Chicago has been u soio point
with Southern men, nnd Chicago tins
neter been tciy popular with that ele
Intnl. They mo opposed to hating the
lair go to any cll.t Hint will require tlio
assiManto of llio Government in cniry
ing out Hie piojcel, and declare that
New York Is tho only place Hint makes
a holm jh!f guarantee to stand all the
WILL OPEN EARLIER.
Ilia I'ulKo C'oiitt Will Itflfrln lliiHlncHi
nt Hit." it. III.
"Hoicaftei," said Judge Miller in the
Police Court this morning, "this court
will open piomptly at n quaitcr of 0
o'clock and the District cases will be
called. 1 wont the cases ready for trial
nnd theptlsoncis confined In the cclU
will have the precedence. This is best
for Ihcm, for they can go out nnd get
something to cat if they niodischnrged,
and if not they will be scut to Hie work
liou'c, where they will be fed.
"Tho days arc getting longer now,
and this can ho dono without nuy in
convenience. Tito collateral defend
ants can wait their turn. Uy this means
I think we ciiti get tluough tho District
cases at 10 or 10.110 every morning. The
vans will have to get here earlier. Mr.
Dumont is hero and I am here oaily
enough, but half the time we do not
find any cases wailing for us. Tho
lieutenants will have to see to it that
the prlsoncis fiom their stations will
hate to bo here catlier."
CLAIMED A SPECIAL MISSION.
A Cray Woman Who "Wanted In See
An elderly woman, giving her name
as Julia Spriggins, went to llio Whito
House this afternoon and demanded nn
immediate interview with Hie Presi
dent. It wns soon ascertained that she
was of unsound mind. She claimed
to have been sent by Now
Yoil; detectives on a " special
mission to Hie President. Sergeant
Dinsmoic tookchnrge of tlic woman,
nnd sent her to I'olice Ileadquartets,
whence she was taken to the Fiist Pre
cinct and tinned otcr to the niiitioii.
WILL APPOINT A RECEIVER.
Decision ot tlio Court In the C. A U.
Judge Cov has decided lo appoint a
receiver foi the Chesapeake and Ohio
Canal Company, and lms-dlreMed Mor
ris & Hamilton, representing Hie bond
holders of 1878, to thaw up a decree,
rl his decision on the pari of tlic Judge
of tbo L'qully Couit is n tictoty for tlic
bondholders. Thoolliceis ot 'tho com
pany claimed that under the law they
had the light tt sell the franchise o'f
the company, but were not sustained.
Kiitcrtnlnril nt (lie Clilcr .liisIIm'M.
The Satutdny L'tenltig Dancing Club
was enteitaincd Friday evening at llio
residence of Chief Justice Fullei,
whose younger daughters, Miss Cath
erine and Miss Jennie Fuller, are mem
beis. Among those piccnt were Miss
Maltie Wood, Miss Marie Williamson,
Miss Daisy Mullelt. MIs Gtace Mil
ler, Miss Flora 1 tease, Miss Mabel
Smith, Miss Nona Ileal, Mr. Pied.
Faust, Mi. Wilson Young, Mr. Walter
Webb, Mr. lloioce Collins, Mr. Mills
Thompson, Mr. Frank Smith, Mr Al
fred Tylci. Mr Theodore Tyler. Mr.
Thornton Pat leer, Mr, Samuel Davis
and Mi, Atther MauArthur,
rouslit Hard Tor IIU l.lliorty.
Albert Merritt fought haul fot hlslib
city bulhe didn't get it, nnd this moining
Chief Justice llingham sentenced him to
tbo Albany Penitentiary for one year.
He was tried in theNovember tcimufl.is
j ear for the laiccny of twelve chickens
valued at 12 fiom JohnMcoks, but the
jury' failed to ngiee ami wcie dis
chaiged. So he had to bo tiled over
again, but this time the jury biought
in a veidlct of guilty after halfan
Tlio llrlilco to Glexboro,
A large delegation of citiens called
upon the Commissioneis this morning
and nsktd that a favorable report on
the bill now before Cougress for tho
construction of n bridge at the foot of
South Capitol street be made. Tito
Commissioners; promised to act as they
thought to the best interests of the city
in the matter;
A 1'eiito" .Sentenced.
Joe Hayes, a notorious receiver of
stolen goods was sentenced to Albany
for three years this nftct noon by Chief
Justice llingham. Ho was found guilty
of receiving n quanity of silverware,
Hicfpropcrty of Mis. Colgrove, knowing
it to bo stolen.
Tlio Blast. Ileetlnj;,
A citiens' meeting will be held in the
rink. New Yoik avenue, between
Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets, to
monow ctening for the ccncinl discus
sion of tho Ilrcckinbridgo bill to cn
foico Sunday observance lu tho Disttlct
of Columbia, now pending In tho House.
Ollicer Illclih' l'tineral.
The funeral of Privato G. W. Hicks
took placo this afternoon fiom the
Thiid Piecinct Station at 2 o'clock.
Lieutenant Guy, in command of a de
tail of twenty six men, escoiled the ro
mains to Glcnwood Cenictciy, where
they wcic intciicd.
A Witness Committed to Jull.
John Fleming, an important w lluess
iu the case of Kdwaid L. McClelland,
who killed Henry llcnton last Mouclay
evening, was committed to jail this
morning by Chief Justice Hiiighain In
default of j.100 bonds.
Iterorder Trotter Worm.
Tho condition of llccoidcr Ti otter Is
not so favorable as it w as a few days
ago. While his condition Is not alarm
ing, it is tho cause of grave apprehen
sion among jus inenits.
Ku Tnnn lo Consider I.lconscn.
Tbo Commissioners could not find tliuo
to-day to tako up tlio liquor llceuso Inves
ligation, being pressed tvitb other inattctK.
nionoy for ltejialrlni: ICoaiW.
A rcqulsltloufor$10,000wasto-tlat Oriwn
for eun cut repairs to county roads..
Loral Wcutlier 1'oreenata.
For the District o) Columbia, iarj?ati't
mirf J'iYpiif(t, fatt, tltgM'i toottr north
M. HARRISON'S SLATE.
SOME OF THE NAMES OF HIS FA
VORITES FOR OFFICE.
NoiiilniilloiiM .Spnt to llio Sc mi InI'm.
o'ihIIiiui In Coiicri'M l.cslnliitlto
niinsurcn for Uio Dlslilct (limlp
I'rotn tint Corridor.
Tlio President sent the following
nominations to llio Semite to day:
fcaniiicl llnllcy, jr., ot Ohio, to be As
Mi,ttuit Treasurer of the United Htates nt
Jnliii i:. Ilnggnrt or North Dakota, to be
Marelml of tbo United States for tlio Dis
trict of Not lb Dal.ota.
nihil I'olcmnn of Wisconsin, to bo At
torney of tbo United States for the Kinlcrn
Ilinjiiniln P. 1'owlur ot Wtomlng, to be
Attorney or the United States for the Ter
ritory of Wyoming.
Augiittltip Heard of MaiijclitMctts, to bo
MlnNtrr ltcsldcnt and Conul (Jeneinl of
llio United States to Corcn.
I.oula (iottsclnlk of Ciilltornlj, to be
C'otiiul of thu United Stales iitStuttirut.
John 1'. inter, of Illinois, to be Consul
of the United Slides nt Mannheim.
Illcbnrd (luentlur ol Wisconsin, to be
Consul ticiK-rnl of tlic United States at tho
'lliomas MeDortnott of Tennessee, to be
Consul of tlio United Slates at Saint
'Ibuinus, West Indies.
(itorgu W. Pepper of Ohio, to lu Consul
of the United Slates nt .Milan.
JnttCoinmnnder William I. t'olger,
United States Navy, to bu Chief of tbo
Iliiienu of Ordiuticc In tlio Department of
the Nnvy, with rank of Commodore.
f.leultnant Commander Joseph K. Craig,
to bo a Commander.
Lieutenant Henry II. MoiBllelil, lo be a
Lli-ulen.int.lniui.sT. Smith, Jr., graloto
be n l.ltuttuniit.
Lieutenant lildgdj Hunt, Jr., grade to
Lnslgn Hurry Klimncl, lo be u Lieuten
ant, junior guide.
r.nslgu . I,. llurdlcU, to ben Lieuten
ant, luiilor grade.
Postmasters Lben I'. Couch at MjhIIo
Martin II. Tanner at Wlnsler, Conn.
Orange L. Campbell at KnoTtillc, III.
(icoige F. Uuclicr at Mount Carroll, III.
.Tunics II. Parsons nt Dwlht, III,
John K. Sajlcsnt Vntidalln, 111
Clark K. Dcniiv at (irccnvillc, ill.
fiabrlcllc Units' al Para, III.
Win. II. Shaw at Canton, 111.
W. II. I'ltzw.iter .it Seneca, Krii.
(John II. (,ray at Ncodcilia, Kim.
James II. Andtrson at Wame?o, Kan.
John I.ehmans nt lfnlatcnd, Kan.
llobcrt M. Bialr nt Stafford, Khu.
Clarcuce J. Trigg at -Mound City, Kan.
John M. Clnypool nt Niukemou, Khu.
Samuel S. Clay nt Paris, Ky.
Snmuel A. Vaiiuort nt Port Deposit, Md.
llcnjaiuin 1'. IlrooUs atllnirey, .Mass.
.Innies 11. Jlinsflcld at (iloucestcr, Mas,
llllard J. Hole at Ncttbmyport, Mass.
Asa II. l'av nl Noitbborougli, .Mass.
Henry SI. Phillips at Siirlngllehl, Slasj.
Kciibcn K. Sawjer nt Wcllcslcy, Mass.
( lirrbsCraufoid nt Mllford, Mich
"W. SI. L. DcKay nt lied wood Palls,
Charles L. Wood at North Platte, Xeb.
Geo. SI. Prentice ut Fairfield, Ntb.
Simucl L. Ilronti, Jr., nt David CItv,
BeuJ. P. Leonard at Hollv.ii Mo.
Ell K. Crafton at Liberty. SIo.
Wro. A. Sponcti at 1'opl ir lilitlTs, Mo.
IIuDrj .1. Curtice nt Neaslio, SIo.
HcnJ. W. Dlllaid nt Aurora, SIo.
Charles W. Pelsue nt Centr.dla, Mo.
Win. ('. Chcynoucth at Kogcra, ArK.
Itottc II. Hoopei nt Nashua, N. II.
Kbcu W. Jones at I'ctcrBboroitgli, N. II.
funds II. Daniel nt 1'raiiMln Falls, N. II.
J.nmbcrt L. Mulford nt Snlcin, N. .1.
'Ilioinus HendilcKs nt Oreclisburgh, Iii.l.
In tlio Smi.ite.
The House bill lo simplify the laws
respecting Hie collection of customs was
otdcied piinled and refened to the
Commillco on Finance.
31 r Iloai uiesinlcd resolution1! re
cently adopted at a mass meeting in
lloslon iu relation to tlio ciucl dep'riva
liou of colored people in tlio Southern
Slates of the lizht to take part in elec
tions. Itcfcne'd to the Committco on
Hills tteic icpoited from conuiiittces
nnd placed on Hie calendar, Increasing
the limit of cost for tho public building
at Saciamcnto, Cal., to :SOO,000, and
appioprialing .150,000 for tho purpose
or incieaslmr tho limit foi the LI Paso,
Texas, building fiom 150,000 to f-200,-I'OO;
also increasing the nppiopriatlon
for site nnd building at Omaha to
2,000,000, and appropriating 75,000
for the site abd public building at An
A bill was also reported back favor
ably pioviding for the establishment of
a 2ntioual Zoological Park in tho Dis
trict of Columbia", and another (King
the salary of the soveial Distiiet Judges
of tho United States at 5,000.
Mr. Hale introduced iu the Senate to
dnj a bill, ctidently designed ns a sub
Miltito foi Iho one introduced by Mr.
Perry, and heretofore debated in tlio
Senate, making it tho duty of
the Supetinterident of Census "to
nsceitain thu number of per
sons who lite on and cultivate
their own farms and who live in their
ott n homes, nnd the number who hire
their farms and homes; and the num
ber of farms and homes which aro un
der moitgage, tho amount of moitgage
debt and the talue of the property
iiioitgnged. Ho shall also asccitain tho
objects for which mortgaged farms and
homes have been mortgaged and the
rntcof interest paid upon maitgngc
The bill appropriates 1.000,000 to
carry out tho ptovtsioiis of this law.
Among the bills introduced were:
15y Mr. Hoar For tlio adjustment
ment of accounts of laborers, work
men nnd mechanics under the eight
Ily Mr. I)at cs For the appointment
or n superintendent of charily in the
Distiiet of Columbia.
In (lie Iloime.
Tho following ttcre among the bills
introduced in tho House under the call
Ily Sir. Lattlcr of Illinois Petition of
eltUcnsof Chicago protesting against the
relmpoidtlon of duty on crockery, chlua
and glnsfcwaro packages.
Ily Sir. Haines of (Jcorgla Slaking the
U. r, niscnalat Augusta, tin., an arsenal
of manufacture, construction and repair;
also to refund tbo cotton tax; alt-o for tbo
Improtctnent of tbo Savaunnh rlter.
11 Sir. Slason Slaklns; an appropriation
of J'J,0f 0,000 for n postofllcc at Chicajo.
UySIr. Stnibloof fotta Prohibiting tho
transportation of Intoxicating liquors fiom
ono State or Tenltorj to another Teultory
In violation of tbo laws thereof.
Ily Sir. Kolly of Kansas To pension tbo
widows and orphans of peoplo killed tor
political puiposcs since the close of the
Mr. McCicary of Kentucky offered a
resolution, Tthith was referred, con
giululatlng tho peoplo ofllra7ll on their
just aud peaceful 'assuinptloD of the
potveii-, duties and responsibilities of
Stato government, as shown by their
assumption of self government, declar
ing that tho United Stntes of Brazil is
recognized by tho United Status of
America ns a "free, .ovoielgn and lude
pendent Kcpublle, and providing that
the President Bhalt give proper notico
of this recognition to the President of
tho I nlted States of ltra7ll
Mr McKlnloy of Ohio, from the
Ways and Means, reported ami the
uousc passed wuuout aiYiu
amending the Inrlffnetof IHSll, m ts t.
impose n duty of 50 per cent upnn silk
(The bill Ik simply to correct an eiror
in tlic act of 1SHII )
The Hone Ihcn In Committer- of the
Whole nrnc( eded lo conIdcr the bill
appropriating 1 .500,000 for tho erection
ol Ihteo United StnlCH prisons and for
the impiisonmeiit or United Slate
Coiicrooooiiti Urnln nnd I.iilmr.
Congressman Ciain oT Tevas Is a
ftlend of labor Ho knows tt hat It is U
labor, for he represents one of the big
gest Congiossioiinl dlstiicls In this big
Union Mr. Crnin thinks tho dignity,
if not the emoluments, of labor, would
be enhanced ht a day oil at least once n
.tear. Henco 'lie In'troduicd a bill to
establish a Labor Day, only his poetic
taste suggested tho mora cuplion'.otts
title of Artisans Day lie called his
proposition "A bill declaring September
lirsta legal holiday In tlio District or
Columbia, lo bo called Arlls.tus' IHy."
The bill reads: "ISo it enacted, etc .
that the first .Monday In September of
each year sholl hen legal holiday In th
District of Columbia, to lie knottr.
Ailisans' D.ij." Tho lltlu and the
text do not consist. The first Mouthy
of September may fall on thu first day
of llio month In Tcxa, hut It doesn't i'a
this latitude. Perhaps Mr. Craln would
do well to consult a calendar.
AVnnt llielr Humliiy Mill.
The 300 employes r.t llio Capitol ate
making strong effoi Is to havo the Houio
postofllcc kept open on Sundays, nt
least for one hour. It his always beca
kept open until the present Incumbent
camo In, but now the men havo to go
from Saturday until Monday without
their mall. Ono of tho employes said
In rcgaid lo it: "There arc four men
here tthosc wives are in thu Wc"t sick.
Those men arc kept on the anxious seal
Troiii Saturday until Monday, not beiuj:
able to hear from home, no matter how
uigent the news might be."
Mi. Clicadlu introduced in the liottso
to day a bill to shorten the terms of im
prisoument in tlic jail and workhouse of
the Distiiet of Columbia on account of
good conduct during confinement.
llepicsentatlvo De Lano to-day Intro
duceel a bill appropriating 50,000 for
the purchase of a site and creeling u
building for the Girls' Ituform School
of Hie District of Columbia.
The bill to remodel and repair tho up
paiatus for heating, ventilating nnd
sewngo of Hie United States Courtliou
in this city was reported favorably lo
the Senate to-day; also the bills on
which favorable iepoits were ordered
in the District Committee last Sai
uiday. A bill for the appointment of a super
intendent of charities in the District of
Columbia was introduced in tlic Senate
Mr. Chandler introduced in tlic Senate
to-day a bill appropriating 2,5,000 to
erect on one of Hie public reservations
In Washington a statue of Matherr
Fountaino Maiuy of A Irginia.
Anionc tho CoiiiiulUeei.
Tlio Senate Committee on ltules met
this morning and had under considera
tion tho rpicstlon of leasing a building
for tlic un of Senate committees not
now piotidcd with committee loom?.
No conclusion was t cached. . It is in
tended to call the mailer up foi gcneiiil
discussion iu the neU secret session of
The Senate Committee on Tcirilcirlc
met this morning and had uiidei cuti
sideiatlon a numbci of bills, ne or
them received final considciallon
IXceilcnt pi ogress wns made on the
netveodo of rules this morning. Mr.
Carlisle was present. The members of
tho committco expect to finish their
work iii a day ot two, and Hie chancc3
are in favor of tho submission of tho
new code to tlic House some time tlii
The Ways and Means Commilteecon
tinned the wotk of peipaiinca tsmfl
bill to-day. The cotton schedule of the
Senate bill was taken up and passed,
with the understanding, hotveter, tli.il
it should be subject to change. Tho
cotton schedulcof the Mills bill wm
submitted by the Deinoctnls, but thu
committee refused to adopt it.
The Home Committee on Public
Lands, nt a meeting to day, oi tiered
futornble rcpoits lo be made on llnu-uj
bills giaiitiiig Hie use of ceitain public
lands to the city of SI. Augustine, Phi.,
for a public paik and to "establish two
additional land offices in Montana.
Tho Senato Committee on Public
Lands, at lis meeting this moining.
ordered the Senate bill, heretofore re
ported, to be lcpoiled to the Senate ns
n substitute for ihc House bill on Okl.i
lioma town sites. There are many points
of difference bctttecn the Wis, the
principal of them being the pi! Isimi
for ousting deputy maishals and othets
ttho obtained possession of l.ind illegally .
in the Oklahoma country, wltjcriw
found in the House bill, but uolMu tho
Senate measure. Tho Ilotiio debated
this protision at solnc length.
bonator Ilronn In Feeble UohHIi.
There is only one member of the
Senate who has not occupied lit seat
blncc Congress met on the first Monday
of December last. He is that picturesque
and historical figure. Joseph D. Urown
of Georgia. He is in feeble health, and
it is not thought he will ever aeraitt ap
pear in tho Senate. Ho is at his home
In Atlanta, suffeiing from an old
bronchial affection and fiom general de
bility. His active days are regarded
over. He has been n potter in his Stale
and in the councils ot the nation sinco
VUltor at tlio Capitol.
Governor Alvin P. Hovey of In
illano, a Itcpresentntito in the last Con
gress, was on tho lloor, shaking hand
with old acquaintances. The Gov
ernor looks well, and wote a Grand
Army button In his buttonhole and it
smile of satisfaction on his face.
Among the visitois on the lloor this
morning was the Hon. J. Ambler
Smith, formeily a Iteprescntatlve fiom
Virginia, nnd nt that time the youngest,
or "baby Congicssnian." Ho was an
especial favorite of (ienctal Garfield,
then ono of the leadens of tho ltepubll
Tlic manly form and beaming smile
of Chntley Thompson, the handsomest
lattycr ot the District, was, gliding
about among the membcis up to the
miuutc tho Speaker's eat el fell c.illitt
the House to ordct.
The Civil Service Committee of the
IIouso this afternoon repotted n icsolit
Hon asking power to investigate lite
ttothlugs of tho Civil Serticelaw Mr.
Stono ot Kentucky, a bold, bad Demo
crat, moved an amendment to repeal
the Civil Service law altogether. Tht
was declared out ot oulcr and tho com
mittco granted power to Investigate.
Senator llccL docs not crow rerma
ncntiy arongcr. it is only nt liuervm
that he is able to take his beat la the
Seuato. Ho is greatly chanircdJifov,