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The Washington 0
22D YEAPv NO. 0,699.
WASHINGTON, D. 0 WEDNESDAY KVKNIN(4, JANUARY' 120, 1890.
l'KTCE TWO GENTS.
MEWS OPTIIE WORLD IMBHinr.
'Mure woro flftj-ono arrests b ttio police
during llio jsst twenty-four burs.
'J he present City l'ostofllco btilliltiiir has
bcui leased for two years at 5-'',000 n yonr.
C linrlcs 1'otlit was run over by ncotipo
ontltc Acnuolrtt night ami his nose was
Vinnk Oolncs, colored, dropped ilcadyo
Hi tiny wlillo nt work on the canal, above
the Irto Ilrldgo.
A cnb driver tried to obtain a warrant
tl Is moraine for General llutlur's arrest for
lot pa lug I1I3 cab litre.
The Into E. D. tlnnunn was burled this
nfuriioon at 2 o'clock, services bolug held
lit Otirlcy Mcmurlul Church.
Mrs. Mary H. Kail, widely known as n
poetess of much merit, died early yestcrdnv
morning at Garfield Hospital.
Twenty acris of land near Tennnllytown
liavo been sohl by Auctioneer Dowlfng to
C. M, llnrrlck for $401 un ncro.
James D Dudley, chfirooil with stealing
n watch from James Lk Underbill, was nc
quitted In the I'olico Court to day.
Wlillo Thomas Alexander was at work
on ttio Canal ltoid yestorday part of tho
embankment foil on him, breaking a leg.
The railroads will irtvo special rates to
the delegates torn I g to t'jo rat onal con
xcntlon of colored men, nho meet here
Miss Alary Wood, living at 120 M street
southwest, jumped Into tho James Creek
Canal while despondent, but was rescued
by Officer Hayden.
Tho original bill In the null of Augusta
V. Glover for a partition of tha peisoual
property of her mother, the latu AnnstaIu
ratten, was filed to day.
Samuel D. Uryau of 03'! New York .tve
line died last week frsm Illness originating
from tho grip lcstciday his widow fol
lowed him. Her funeral Is to-morrow.
Chief Engineer John P. Kolly of tho
Navy died Tost uinht at St. Elizabeth's In
sano Asylum, whither ho had recently been
transferred from tho Chelsea Naval Hos
pital. The report of tho Hoard of VIMlora to U13
Washington Asylum and W'orkhousj
strongly condemns tho loose methods thero
regarding tho laundry worl; and euro or tho
Jennie E. Koys this morning entered a
suit against the Iialtlmoro and Potomac
inllroud for $10,000, for tho killing of her
husband naar Dcnnlngs on tho 1 Itli of last
Tho llowdoin Collctjo Alumni dined nt
Wclrker's last night. Chief Justice Fuller
jrebldcd. Senators Fryo aud Washburn
mid General O. I). Howard wcro among
The family of Julius Slnsbelmor, of HIT
New Jersey avonuo, who left homo on Mon
1 tv, do notnppre-hondthatnujthliijtRorlom
will result. They think ho may haegonc
to vldt fcome of his friends.
Tho Yalo men living In Washington held
their annual banquet nt the Arlington last
night. Senator Wolcott presided. Secre
tary Noble, Hon. Wayne McVeigh, Sena
tor" Kvart, Hawloy and Harris and Com
inisloncr Harris woro some of tho rotables
It has been found ncccsir while making
the eonneetlou for the new 18-lnch uter
inum at the distributing resmoirto greatly
rcduco tho water pressure in tho present
biipplj mains. This ln oil csh groat redue
t'onof t'ao amount of water llowlng Into
Two New Yoik pilots have Just been loat
Adam Porcpaugh's cEtatc Is allied at
o era million dollars.
New dcisoyhas declared for New York
us the clto of the World's Fair.
Ice fields and Icebergs at sea lontlnuolo
I c reported by incomlug steamships
Ihe woik of pulling together thcprirtsof
eiuiscr No. 7 has begun at Uioohhn Navj
James Kennedy of Qulnc, 111 , has been
aw aided $5C0 for Hftlrg Vox's 1,010 pound
Tho Philadelphia Drug Exchaugo wauts
the tax taken from distilled spirits mid a
dill j put on quinine.
Mr. M. II. Do Young of the. San Francisco
Chonklc, who has been serlouslj 111 with
pneumonia, Is now convalcseent.
Hebrews A Hebrews, grocers ami dry-
goods men of Clajton, Kau., elo5ed their
doors 3 cstcrday. Liabilities, 13,000.
llrokcr Jackson of Augusta, (la , has
Mild William Graves of Now York for com
missions In making a Southern iaIlro.nl
At a meeting of the Wyoming Territorial
Democratic Committco Monday night a
KEolutlon was unanimously adopted favor
A German trading company In Eist AC
ilc.i charges a similar corporation conduct
ed by Englishmen with Invading Its ferri
tin, and askstbo Intervention of the Ger
man Foieign Ofllco.
Tho books of et-Town Treasurer Illlam
Hartman of Bpeucer, Wis , liavo been ex
amined bj experts, who found a shortago
of fr3,31B. Hartman was held for trial at
tho next term of ttio Circuit Court.
Amos A. Goodale, who has had charge
of the Spring House busses nt nichllolil
Springs for llf teen jcars, died j cstcrday,
aged "0. For over thirty jears ho was a
ttago driver from Herkimer to tho spflugs.
1'lro which started In nenry Wolf's
saloon, at Ono Huudied and Fifteenth aud
1'iout streets, Kensington, In Chicago, at
12.40 o'elock this morning, destroyed llvu
rramo buildings. Tho loss will exceed
Tho IhirU-ihe. lasteri) (inplo)edin the
faetory of It. G. Huskoll.at East Wc mouth,
Junes., 6tiuc.lt yistcnlaj against a reduction
of six per cent, a c.iso. l'ho llrm emploja
fGO bands, aud do u largo business. Unless
tome, settlement is inada tho faetory will
hnv o to shut down.
Sir William Gull, tho English physician,
h.is had a second stroke ot paralysis.
Hills luno been prcpi'n d proposing radi
eal leforms In tho Portuguese army and
Mr. Spurpeon 16 rapidly recovering from
his attack of emit uud will preach noxl
Thcro nro heavy floods In tho valloys of
tho Worra, tho Weser and other rivors In
Prlnress Helena, wife of Prlneo CbrMan
of Hchlcswlg-Ilnlbtein, is ill with la grippe
Thocollleisat Lcnhavo gone on strike
owlogto tho dismissal of threo union men
from a colllir
A liarty of French pi tests whohavo ar
llud lit Muliuiil deduie th.it they rocently
met Dr Peters ut Kuki. Ho w.is thou In
Iricatllli, a piomtneutinati In tho clerical
world and the treasurer of tho cadeuii del
l.lnce, liusut'scnndtd. Hols a forraud
Mesrs Davltt, Stuait, Mums aud others
hppke tit u uinetlngin dt. Juinea' Hall, Lon
don, last night protesting ugutust tho Gov
ernment's purchase seliemo
l'mln Hhj'b eoudltion Is much Improved
Ho is staying at a private house In Ilaga-
A C.ltl On tin, limilis.
Pccretary VMndom will this aftornoon
Ifsuo n cecoiid call on national bauk do
lesitortesfor a surrender of Ion per cent
ef Government funds held by them. Tho
er millions of the mil uroolinllar to thosn
of tho Ilrht i al, with the excop'lou that
lucKstliU hold less than the minimum of
liOtcrmuiMit ilrpti.ltn(f.tO,OOU) will bo called
i ,ion tosmriMler all and eloso up their
uecDiinta with the (lovoriimeut. Thero nro
' nit fix or etght baiihs of this class.
TIu n 1 I niirl r Inquiry.
Tbuiauit mrt of Inquiry fruistlgatlng
tho llii' i"ii . iirganlzutlou oompletol
t! r txamin i' i i iif wltno8os this morning
oi.daiciiK i' wuil. preparing their report
to aieumi I'e toslliiiouj taken. Ad
I'V inlrjl linn i vvn the nnly witness tliU
motli up lilm ho know nollilii.'
itbcnl tl i . ' i.iulZ'itlon trjlu
BRITOE FOR RECORDER.
Tho Long Dolay Over tho Selection
HIS NAME SENT TO THE SENATE.
Secretary Tracy Doscribos tho Condition
of tho Navy.
X'lUliustorliiK ltccun In tho Itome A
Ctty rostomen 1)111 Acreod lipon
In Committor) Tho (tannic In Se
llto President sent to tho Benalo t
tiny tho nomination of Hlancho 1C.
Brttco of the District of Columbia to
ho Recorder of Deeds In the District of
Columbia. IJx-Scuntor Bruce spent n.
portion of the forcnoori Willi tho Presi
dent, ami bluntly nf tor 1 o'clock this
afternoon his uoralnnllon wnsscntto
thu Senate. This nomination was prac
tically ngrceil upon by tho President
lust summer, unil ho hns only de
ferred ncllon for fear of legal
complications that might ensue In
a change from n fee to a, sal
aried ofllco such as Consross piopos.03
to ninlto tho Ilccoulcrslilp, Delay In
action by either branch of tho National
Legislature caused tho President to
mako tho nomination without further
ndo. Mr. Jlruco hns u national reputa
tion. He is one of tho ablest colored
men in the country. Ho has lived in
tho Di9tilct for n number ol yents, hav
ing &cncd in Iho United States Sunatu
ami occupied the position of Itoglslcr
of tho Treasurer, lie is the owner of
considerable real estate in the District,
and tho principle of "home rule" has
been observed in his selection.
In the Senate to day Mr. Ingalls in
tiodticcd a bill changing the name of
tho Columbia Titlo Insurance Company
or tho District to that of tho Columbia
Titlo nnd Trust Company. The bill
also authorizes tho company to execute
trusts and handle real estate.
Mr. Ingalls also Introduced by re
quest a hill providing for tho District
ot Columbia u board or fifteen medical
examiners, to be appointed by the Dis
trict Commissioners, to exnm'inc nil ap
plicants for the pr.ictico of mcdlcino,
suigcry and dentlitry in the District of
Mr. Faulkner introduced a bill to pre
sent fraudulent transactions on the part
of commission mci chants nnd other
consignees of goods. It pio ides that
any lnctor, commission tncrchint
or consignee who shall con
crt to his own tise piocccds of
talo of such consignments shall bo
fined not more than $1,000 or be lm
piisoned not exceeding si. months, or
both Thu fuiluic to piy over tho pio
cecils of n s.ile within five days nfter
lcccivhip; the money slnll be prim I
facie evidence of f i ami, as above nio
hibitcd. Mr. Colquitt, by lcqursl, lntioduced
the bill offered Int session pmldiug
foi IhcMippicssion of tho llquoi tnflle
In tho Dlstilct of Cnlumbi.i.
Mr. Gorman oiTeicd a lcsolutiou,
which wns ngrccd to, dircctins the Sec
retary of Wnr to report if tho Aqueduct
litidgo across the Potomac Itivcr at
Gcoi (.'Clown Is or is not an obstruction
The llouo Commilteo on Public
Huildings nnd (Jrounds hnvo authoi
iml a favotablo rcpoit on the bill pio
vldins for an elevator in the ccutio ot
tho Capitol fiom tho basement opposite
the western fiont to the top llooi. The
sum of $13,000 is appiopilated lor tho
TlioSecictary of "Wai submitted to
tho House to day an estimate of an ap
promintlon of $00,110 for new finmu
buildings nt Fort Myci, Vn., to nccom
niodate tvo additional companies of
cavuliy Tho esllmnto provides foi
bairacks, stables, ofilccis' (itiniler,
nieshali, outhouses foi bairacks.
In tho bunnto.
A communication fiom the Sccrctmy
of tho Navy was picscntcd to the Senate
to-day, tiausmittlng the "policy" rc
poits, ami cpicsslng his belief in thu
capacity of the .countiy to build the
battleships recommended by the Ds
partment. Tho Senate passed House bill to pro
ride certificates of honoublo sen ice in
'the Nay oi Maiine Coips to those
who have lost their certificates of ills
The Senate adopted a resolution Bill
ing on the SccreUiy of the Ticasun,
for information ns to debts duo by
Southern States on Indian tiust funds
ami on the direct tav of 1801.
Mi. Fiyo ptcseuttd a mcmoiinl in
favor of (iorcrumcnlnid to tho election
of n structure- at Philadelphia com
mi'inoratlni; tho gieat ecnts of the first
century of national life. Itcfcuod to
tho Committco on Libr.tiy.
Mr. Mitchell addressed tho Senate on
tho bill for the frco coinage of silver
in nccordatice vith picvlous notice
At 2:110 p. m., when Mr. Mitchell
concluded his leiuarks, the Senate
went Into sccict session.
At 3 05 p. m. when the doors woro
opened tho Senate adjourned.
In tho House.
Thollouso today passed a bill ie
lloving tlio political disabilities of D. C.
Smith of Texas: also u bill croatini;
three additional laud disttlcts in Colo
Mr. DnIell called up the contested
election enso of Smith vs. Jackson, from
"West Viiginia. Mr. Crisp raised tho
question of consideration, and illibus
tcrlng Indies wcro nt once begun,
Tho Speaker laid beforo tho Ilotuo
to duy ltitteis from tho Secretary of the
Treasury submitting an estimato for tho
appropriation of $00,410 for thu mill
tmy post atFoit Mujer, Va -. asking
fov Iho appropriation of $100,000 fur
icpniis for tho United States Custom
Ilouo and Sub Trcasmy nt Chicago;
communication recommending tho
iucrenso of tho appropriation
from $.13,000 to $10,000 tor tho
completion of tho approaches and
brcakwator to tho Marino Hospital at
C hlengo; 8Ubinllllurr an estimato for the
npptopriatlon of $75,000 to de
fray tho expenses of taklujc tho
clounlh ccusu9, tianstnltling estimate
for tho uppropiiation of $100,000 for
thotinrposo ot bulldini gatrisousatid
submitting estimates for thu appropri
ation of $75,000 foi current aud i ther
t-xpenscs for tho Military Academy at
Thu tittempt i f Speaker Hood to
ttuint n quorum in tho llouho this
.itti riioiui was dtiiuu'icid l Sir Ilr'ck
ii 1 1'igt) of Kcntut'ki i n-v "ilutlmi irv
'I n ptukci (,u i liriveih' its ti
h 'l'nli I' . au pul
tlon nnd his tcmarks were fiom thm t
llmo applauded by tho Hcprcsctitiitlvcs,
ns, for ihslnnco, whoro lio npiillcd to tho
minority tho language of n lccord of
tho Now Yirlc else, which described
like conduct ns rebellious and revolu
tionary. In tlio Committees.
Tho lllvcr nnd Harbor Committee of
tho IIousc has begun a series of hear
ings on tho preparation of tbo goncnl
nnd special bills for river nnd harbor
vnrk. To day Hon. Georgo II. Kly of
Cleveland, Hon. II. V. Seymour of
Rnult Sic. Mario nnd Colonel C If
Graves of Dululh appealed boforu the
committco and argued In favor of grant
tug tho full appropriation piovlded for
In n bill for tho Improvement of 8t
Marv'fl lllvcr nnd Hny Lake Channel.
Tho House Committee on Public
Lands ot a meeting to day took
up the bill grnntlnc to tho Stale of Cali
fornia five per cent, of tho not piocccds
from the salo of public lands in that
Stnto nnd ordered It reported favorably.
Tho hcnrlng beforo tho Houso Com
mittee on Merchant Marino nnd Fish
cilc3 wns continued to dav. C. II.
Cinmpof tho firm of Cramp t Sous ml
dtcssctl the committco on the general
subject of ship-building.
InironMni; thu Xrtty.
The Secretary of the Navy, in ic
sponce to a resolution icccntly adopted,
transmitted to the Senate to day the re
port of tlio policy boattl on the pio
posed Increase of tho Naxal establish
ment. On this report was based Sen
ator Halo's bill, nindo by the Commit
lee on Naval Affairs recently.
There ! no lcnl ultimate economy In
the ltinintcnnucu of vessels nppatcutlv
adapted to the moio economical- per
formance or the latter duly If ill
adapted to the loimcr. Tho United
Stnlcs, mi & the board, is self-contained
to a jirenterdecicu than nnv other im-
poitnnt nation, and its chances of war
would seem to be at a minimum, but
there arc not wanting indications that
thin comparative isolation will soon
coasu lo exist.
In ils intioduclion tlio braid lrys
down llio proposition that a navy Is es
sential first for waging war, nnd sec
oud, to prevent war; nnd the second
purpose may be far moio important
than tlio fiist. A navy which Is adiiut
cd lo meet Ihe miuiicmeals of tho
country In wnr will undoubtedly be
ample lo pcrfotm the duly requited of
it in lime of peace.
Among the conditions suggested ,is
likely ot biing about this chnnge
aie . Prospective competition foi
theoccnn-carr.ing trade mid the con
struction of an Atlantic and Pacific ship
cannl. Thoo changes will lend lo con
tribute to tho wealth and trie.itnejs of
the nation, but they will alio biing ro
sponslbililies and chances of war.
Ncvov in the history of the country liavo
we been so unprepaicd ns now
to maintain our lights upon
tlio seas oi to defend our own
shines. "Yu haxo u nny iii'lgnltl
cant in numbers and composed of ves
sels incapable of meeting the gie.it at
morcd ships of other nations. Kvon in
the lalo wnr it was possible to
impioxlo a licet of considci.iblo
powei, but the lighting ships of tn-d iv
demand Fitch cpendituro of lime anil
such mechanical appliances that n
nation without such chips teadv built
in time of wni is ccitiiin to suuVr de
feat. This is tho condition ol the
United States to day. ,v
Tlio pioblcm of supphing a navy of
sulllrlcnt lmignitudc ami clinuictei to
dcfeul oiirlnteicsls depends on: First,
the nnnl sticngth of possiblo.cncmlcs,
considering pnitlculnrly tho p03-ibillty
of combli itlons; second, tho proximity
of bases of coai and ammunition sup
plies lo the nic.i which wo might bo
called upon to attack or defend, nnd
third, the extent of men to be attacked
The United States should maintiln a
navy equal to any other in the world,
but for tho fact thai our gicatest inter
ests lio in tho Western Hemisphere,
near oui bases of supply, and f.u ic
moj ed ftotn tho base of supply
of most or llio European nations.
The United Si ties, however, should
be nblo to destroy ut ils outbreak evciy
base of supplies In pioximily to
our country which belongs to tho
enemy, thus forcing the enemy back
and excluding fiom the contest nil ves
sels of limited endurance. This and
tho piotcctlou of the converging high
ways of oui commeice, foieign nnd
coastwise, would represent the prin
cipal demand to bo made upon our Navy
tor purposes of defense.
Tho board then gives n tnble of ves
sels, which, under Hiceo conditions,
could act against us. "With our present
naval strength every vessel of an enemv
would bo eflcctivo against us.
A City I'oMoniru Kill.
Tlio House Committco on Public
Htiildings and Grounds, at their meeting
to-day, authoiied a favoiablc loport on
a bill provldiugfor a "Washington City
Posttifilcc. Tho bill appropriates SJ.J75,
000 for tho purcheso of n silo, tho cast
cm end of square USO, which is bounded
cast by Ninth street, north by Pennsyl
vania avenue, south by O sticct and
v. est by tho building occupied by tho
Washington Safe Deposit Company.
Thu Secretary of Stato shnll acquiro
the site and sccuro a valid title
Tho bill then Increases to $800,000,
tho appropriation for electing thu build
ing. Tho Supervising Architect of tho
Tieasury wiototo tho chairman of tho
committee this morning, naming this ns
tho sum needed for tho erection of the
Senator Call's r, licit.
Senator Call had a very dead "cinch"
on au audience in the Pennto yesteiday
afternoon. The bill to refund lo tho
States tho direct tnxes collected trom
them limine: tho war was up. An
amendment had been adopted nnd n
voto was nbout to be taken. No Sen
ator cared to loavo his scat. Everybody
wanted to vole on Iho question. It was
sctn that the- beulor Sunatoi from
rioilda caught tho Vice Pioldoutlnl
otitic and opened the ilood-Kiitcs of
his smooth running, not cr ending elo
quence His unfortunate fellow-Sen-titors
could only grin aud beat It. Ttioy
-npirv lm,rn of Ceniut.
The Prtsiilcnt sent to the Senate to
day a large-number of nominations foi
Supers isors of the Census and tho namo
of Gtorgo H. Young of NowYotk.to
be Afslstnut Surgeon In tho Murine Hos
pllal Seniceof thu United States.
There are a number of claimants in
thioclt) xvIioh' limits will bo mule'
glHtl bv the t-arlv and fiivoinble n-pirt
xiMirauv of tho suln oiumltti-n to
IIoiin Ceiiiiinttteu on Oluliiwoneeiiilii.)
the French spoliation clidum Tlu-sf
chillis 1 ting lire longer tlnn fvt tin
i olid "Dc-iuimn" claim.
I pit . "HtlvcH ot Ivpognn. -il
unit us w i ' appt-nr boforo the .hi II i
Ciininlttec of the IIousc tn morrow
nntliirgucln fin or of the pawn uo of
tho Internnlloniil Copyilght hill.
A caucus of Democratic Senator will
be held this afternoon,
BORROWING THE CHinf JUSTICES.
llio l'ortrnltn nf Soten nf Tlinni tn lto
btiutvn nt tlin Jilillrliiry Conttiiinliil.
Soen Chief Justices of tho United
States, says tho cw Ymk ftin, will
lend dignity to tho Judiciary Contcii
nlal, which Is to bo celebrated next
week, and gnc down upon theptocced
Ings in a plncld and unconcerned way.
They will be looked upon and admired
by thousands, but ndmlrntl m will do
them no harm
William H Aruottv, -clnlinun of
tho committee hitting the matter In
chargo, received a letter yesterday from
J. Montgomery Wright, Marshal of
the Supremo Court of tho United
Slides, which stild that a joint rusoltt
lullon had been passed by Congtcss
and approved by the President author
ising him to loan to the Now York Hui
Association portraits of tho Chief Jus
tices for exhibition at tho Judiciary
Centennial to bo held in this city on
February 1 Tho lcttci sugeosts that
thu portraits bo photugiaphcd and
copies furnished to IhoMatshnl, so that
in iho c cut of los they may bo lcpro
dticcd. The porlinils aio valued at $7,500
and arc of Justices Jay, Itutlrdge, Ells
worth, Marshall, Tnney, Chase and
Walte They hao always hung upon
tho walls of tlio robing room in the
C.ipitol, and this will bo tho llrt timo
thnt Uiey havu been loaned.
Although It is not generally known,
several ot tho poi traits aio the piopeity
oi various oar associations, wntcii inn
them painted nnd then hung tip in the
United Slates Supremo Couit chambers
to keep the company or tho'o belong
ing to the Government, Tho New
Yoik Stnto liar Association proposes lo
lmothcm all pholographed nnd to
embody them in a volume containing
llio speeches and piocecdtngs ol tlio
LAID TO REST.
runeral of tlio XV I to of raised AsiUt
nt llnulncrr Inch.
At the homo or the late Mis. Union
Diuiinn Tnch, -10."i 1! slicet nottheaU,
whose death occuiicd Sunday, hun
dreds of friends galhcml this inoining
to pay their Inst sad tiibute of respect,
ard on tho casket wcie placed beauti
ful llornl ollerings by tho hands of those
who knew and loved liei. For tluee
i nis past Mrs. Inch had been nn In
iilid, nnd, while her sufferings wcte
mmtc, no word of complaint passed
her lips, but patlentl she awaited her
summons to cross beyond the river.
After the cciclces nt tho housu
iifiilem mass was held at St. Joseph's
C lunch by Father Donahue, who made
beautiful and appropriate remarks on
tho immortality of tho soul. Tlio ro
mains weic laid to rest in Glenwood
Cemetery, Father Donuhtto conducting
tlic exercises nt tho grave
Mrs. Inch was the wlfo of Illrhnid
Inch, Pasted Assistant Engineer, U. S.
If, She was SO cara old, nnd Ic.tvos
ono little bo, 7 yents old. Tlio pill
biaicis were Ciiptnitt Plait. Major S.
II. Walker, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Waller
Johnson, Colonel Ihimngo and Judge
XTnlltcr lilnlno't biicrosiir.
Speculallonjs rifo at tho Stnto De
pailmcnt tegnrdlnga successor to tho
Into Walker Blniuo as Solicitor of the
Department, and it is undcutood that
the position has been tendered to Mr.
W. Il.Tioscott. No conclusion has been
reached by thnt gentleman, however,
and he has iho mallei under ad Isement.
Secretary Ulaiuo is xeiy anxious that
Mr. Ticscott shall mako up his mind
favorably to tho proposition, ns hois
one of the men who possesses the im
pllclt confidence of the Piemicr of the
Many questions of international law
ure apt to bo propounded to tho next
Soliciloi of the Stnto Dcpaitment, and
for this i casein a tried lawyer is dcslicd
as the counsellor for llio Department.
New I'lre Derinrtmnnt Utiles.
The Commissioners issued nn order
this morning that members of the Flic
Department convicted of violating the
rules nnd icgulnlions, shall bo fined a
sum of money nccoidlng to llio cravity
of the offense, not to exceed 'joO, the
amount of said lino to bo recommended
by the Trial Hoard, and to bo deposited
In tho United States Treasury for the
benefit of tho Firemen's Fund.
I'mieriil nf II IS. llarniiiii.
The funeral of tho lato E. 15. IJarnum
took place this afternoon at Gmley
Sen ices wero conducted by lt;vs.
Miller and Eartlclf. The pallbearers
who acted wcrt the following:
Klphonso Youngg and U. B."lllloy, rp
irstnllng tho Y. hi. V. A ; U. II, Mcritiu
.nil J. O. I'rntt. fiiirly Momorlnl Chipel,
unU V. F. Do Vaughn anil T. A. I'er'y.
The Inlormcnt was In tho family
plat at Hock Creek Cemetery.
I.Iqiior Licenses Itrjectcil.
To day tho Commissioners recou
sidcred tho applications for liquet
license of tho following, which wcro
rejected: John E. Anderson, 2007
Seventh street northwest: William J.
Donovan, 1907 Twelfth street north
west; DaUdE. Shea, 201 Warren street
ImllniiK ut the Wltltu Hutitn.
Nino chiefs of tho Osaga tribu from
Indian Tcuitory, accompanied by
Agent Miles, called at thoWhlto Houso
iliis afternoon nnd wcio picscutcil to
llio President. There wero about two
bundrtd ladies snd centlomcn In tho
Kust ltoom at tho timcC
Flisl class Piivnto J. W. Van Zsnl
bus been promoted to thu second class.
Metropolitan Police Force, vico John
Middletnn, lcslanrd. Hans Ohlsoii and
Htnry Eblors, flist-elass, have also been
pinmotcd, nnd It. II. Smith has ro
sientd. DMrlcl Iliillillne Nolcs,
ClicrkR to the amount of nearly $00,003
In pa olllcers, teachom ami janitors of tho
IllMrltt public schools were signed hj Oom
mUelouir Douclns this inornlng.
An onlcrhns bien Isstlea by the Com
n.twioiicr rtiimvlng Frank A. Ilenter,
Muet iiihiirrlor. Thcro wjs no further
wi rl. for Mr llonter.
Ilu iippllcatlon of Davtil llrlles for rs
ull llqiinr llceuio at 16CVI F.rlo street lu
An order wua ImuciI tuilny pardoning
lai I (' (iriitiiuau from the uiirkliouso.
yiiirifnLM' llrci.sefi wcro hsui-il to-il.iv to
Clwrhh Kicuerlrk Mw-is mill Doni Marh
1 MJlil John J ('nlcinan mid I.lzzlo I.
& Wei llmrtcst'ollitrt nnd Marj lvl
NEW YORK- IS HAPPY!
Passage of tho World's Fair Bill
'by tho Senate.
COLONEL ANDERSON CONFIDENT.
Washington Not lo Be Ignored by Iho
'oiuilor riirtroll .Not Aliirturil About
ClilniRti'i Ability tn (Jut Itnaily
In tlio Ktcnt ConcrcKB I'morH llor
Aiiionc tlio I'urtlmiiia.
Ai hiy Jan. 2112:1."; p. m. Tho
Senate has passed the Woild's Fair bill
as amended 2."i to i)
Jn Hie Nnw Ynrlc Soiiiilo.
- AiiiAXV N. Y., Jnu. 20. In tho
Senate to-tla Mi. IMnln, from Iho
Special World's Fnlr ('ommittcc, lo
ported Mi. Siowari's fair bill, with au
amendment adding twenty-two now ov
hibltioti commistdoneis. Mr. Steivnit
opposed the amendment and asked for
tho immediate passage of hisoilgln.il
Mr. Cantor said that tho passage of
iho bill repotted would not be in tho
Hue of progress, ns the Assembly would
look upon It as a new measure, and It
would be subject to delay byaslnglo
objection at any point. Mr. Edwin said
it hud been ngicetl thai after tho Senate
had passed Its bill tho Assombly could
reconsider ils bill and mako It confirm
lo tho Senate bill.
IJeutenanl-fiovci nor Jones staled that
tho Assembly bill was now on tlio
Mr Cantor moved to table tho Sen
ate bill and take uti tho bill passed by
the Assembly. Those Assemblymen,
ho said, secretly opposed to the bill
cculd avail themselves of Pailliiment
tirytults topiovcnt consideration of
the Senate bill in thnt house.
Tho Assembly, however, could at
once concur in llio Senate's amend
mcnls lo ils own bill without obstruc
tion Mr. Edwin objected, and Mt.
C.intoi's resolution to table tho Sen ita
hill xas lost. Ajcs, 11: Nays. 17, a
party vole, wilii tho 1'epubHcaiis vot
Tho committee's icport wns thou
taken up, tlio Democratic minority,
Messrs. Jacobs, Chaso nnd Drown, re
porting against the amendments Tho
filM was then taken up on third read
ing, and Mr. Jacobs moved to stilke
out the amendment adding twenty-two
Mi Cantor made a lengthy speech,
cii'ming that tho addition to the list
was n sclietno to throw tho Woild's
Full piojcct into politics nnd possibly
tluow it away to Chicago. A nolo
fiom Ernst us Corning was read by 5lr.
Cha'cdcc lining to seivo as ono of tho
proposed now incorpointors, on tlio
mound that the addition pioposed
would impcill the bill nnd was wrong
Mr Emln thought that Mr Coiiiiiig'H
iininc should be ictalned.
Mr. McC.udeii tend n statement fiom
Chavmecy M. Depcw to the ellec-t that
llltyimcntlmcnt would ctiouly alTect
tho bill. '
Mi?lvcs mocd lhat the namo of Mr.
BaiifticI Sloan bo stricken fiom tlio pio
posed list on tbo giound that ho (Sloan)
w.is a membei of thcFnirGcnei.il Com
Let by aparly xote.
Mi. Ives moved to sliiku out tho
name of Heniy O. Aimour, asking if
he was thodrcsscd beef man of Chicago.
Tho motion was lo3t.
Mr. Ives moved losti Ike out the name
of f.ouis F. Pa ne. Lost.
Mr Cantor moved that llio donate
tako up tho Assembly bill, host
Yeas, 12, nays, 10 a party vote with
the Democrats in the nlllimatlve.
,ot to lie Mint Out.
Mi. Candler infoimed Tin: Cnutc
lepiesentutivo that the Committee on
World's Ffilr linve not ct completed
the bill and that It is not being framed
to shut Washington out.
Senator Goimnn of Maiyland, who
introduced tho Washington bill In thu
Senate, was seen b a CittTie man and
aid that thcro was nothing
new befoic tho Scualo In the
World's Fail matter. Thu Senator said
It was a question just now more act
iely before tho House than tho Senate,
mid Hint tho latter body was waiting
tho action of tho former. He was leady,
he said, to push Washington's interests
in thu matter in any way that ho could
piope-ily. Nothing tho Houso or Its
committee had done so far affected tho
Simitc in nuy way, or tho opinions of
Individual Scnatois, said tho Man land
statesman iti conclusion.
Colonel Auiloniiiu'H Ideas.
Colonel Anderson put in an nopcar
anco at tho Capitol catly to day to look
after the Interests of Washington. The
Colonel cxpicsses Iho utmost confi
de: cc in Washington's being choson
as the sito for tlio great expo
sition. Ho says nil tho members
of tho Committee of Piomotlon
feel the samo wny, and that the outlook
is as brichtand hopeful ns they can
ask ahead of tho voto which shall de
cide it. Ho declined to go into tho de
tails concerning the way Cougicssmen
would vote, and declated that Washing
ton had no tight to mako on any
city. Ho docs not think that tho
bill framed by the sub committee of
tho Houo Coinmitteo on tho World's
Fair antagonizes AYashingtou nt all, or
was Intended to antagonize her, as a
morning paper suggests. Washing
ton's bill is before both Houses of Coii
gitss, and Is In capable hands. Tlio
tub committco finmcd n bill which
would meet tho caso If any other tity
thiin Washington is chosen, wlillo if
Washington is chosen Congiess has a
bill covering the nmitcr ready prop ued
At llf ttdfunrlerH.
At the Washington World's Fail
bcntliiuuitera this morning theio wa3iin
air of hope. Thnbilglit morning sun
stnniiud In nt tho front windows and
addid cliffi fulness to tho scene of in
dustiv. Tluee clovei oung gctitlo
nun were busy nt tho woik of
h mling out documentary ovldenco of
wh AVufeliinittnu should bo selected
tie tbo t-ltcof iho big show. In fact
Hit se ouiig gentlemen wero woi king
iishoid an thotith Colonel Anderson
liHtl set them a Mint to do under pen illy
if discharge for fuiluic Hut Colonel
Aidcmin Is not n aline dilvor Tho
If'ontl bimoir was not in when Tin:
( lime cnlltd, hut tho three younj gen
tit nn n giie more than thrcogornl mil
Mifl'tiint riHMimif n-tlie fulth tint wn
i tin i in tin m Hint A uthlngton oti'li
to in (I would uci'ivi' tho World h Fair
A few doorn awn are tho CUicngi
lientlnttfirtcrR They wero like nbiti
qutt hall deserted. Even tho blight
Hiinsblno Btruggicd in In n discouraged
sort of way and failed lo cheer up tho
big room, empty, savo for a lotof cIuiIm
whoso upholstering wns carefully hid
den from law by ilnon dusters. The
Chicago boomcis have put away their
hi ass band and mo engaged in n still
hunt. In lids pastime they nro said
to bo remarkably proficient. I'.ich
boomer Is a headquarters In himself,
nnd tho whole ctowd Is engaged In
hustling, after tho most appiovcd
methods. What tho harvest will be
wotl't bo visible to tho naked cyo until
they begin to cut gras In tho House.
(IT.OOMV 1 Oil NEW X OIIK
Tho morning ngoin openo l glooiilly
foi Now York, Tho news fiom Albany
ihat the Hopubllcnns in tho Senate pro
posed to amend tho bill ns it passed tho
Assembly oslcrdny by tho addition of
twenty llopubllcnhs to tlio list of in
corporatois, has again tin own doubt
over tlio outcome. This action drags
politics into llio matter and endangers
tho success of tho bill. If tho Senate
adopts Iho amendment, the bill will
hnvo to go back to tho Assembly, nud
It Is expecting n little too much to hope
that tho Democrats of that body
will accept llio amendment If
llioy light it. iho 1)111 Is likely
to fall, or to bo postponed loo
ong to havu any ellcct on Congress.
Tho New Yorkers arc uneasy, not
withstanding they aio assuicd W Mr.
Fassctt, President pro tern, of llio Sen
nto, and General Htistcd, Speaker of the
Assembly, that the World's Fair bill
will undoubtedly pass tho Legislature
to-day (Wednesday) unanimously Al
icady Now York's chances nro badly
damaged bV the delav of the I.eglsla"
turo. Now York's "failure will, it is
believed, icdound to tho'advantago of
Washington rather that to that of cilhei
Chicago or St. Eouis.
ii:i'iH:siTvnvt:s vwtm 1803.
ltcprescntathu Williams of Ohio,
speaking of tlio tall; that after all thero
would bo no Woild's Fair in 1802, said.
"Tho feeling among tho membots of
thollouso iiifnorof a fair in 'lli is
vt ry strong and general. I don't doubt
but that thcio will bo one."
Asked what elTecl tho course of tho
Ohio Lcgishituialn passing a resolution
favoiiug Chicago, aud requesting their
Scnalois and l!upicciitntivcs in Con
giess to support that city as tho site of
the fair, Mr. Williams lcpllcd.
"1 think the will x-oto pretty much
as iboy please that Is, us their Judg
ment tiicintcs. as lor me, 1 litvor Clil
cngo, nnd did so befoic tbo Legisl.iltiie
Ulilengn Cuiild Get lto lily.
Sinntor Fnincll of Illinois was in the
mom of the Committco on Enrolled
Bill", ot xvlilch ho Is chuituvui, when
Titr. Citme accosted him concerning
the fair. Thu Senator lcpllcd that he
was nu intcicsted pnity and did not like!
to discuss the chances of othei-'cllics
Hi-thought thnt Chicago would get it,
nnd that, Chicago ought to get it. Ho.
of coutsc, was in faor of Chicago, an 1
Chicago would uso every honot.iblo
elToit to secure the exposition.
Asked concerning Iho talk in some
quarlcrs or postponing tho fair, Penitnr
Farwcllsaid Ihcre weic two arguments
used. First, hnt the tlmo wns loo
short to get' ready ln, nnd. pecorrdi
that It was too close to the Paris expo
sition. As to the flint objection the
Senator said it might be valid against
olliet cities, but not against Chicago.
"Chicago," added tho Senator,
"could get icady in time. Wo do
things faster out there than anywhere
elsu in the woild. Wo cnu erect n
treat building nnd occupy it bcfoio
New York t ould get x alls up or St.
Louis lay tbo foundations. It 1870
our sloio was binned out. In four
months wc weic back in It doing busi
ncss, oiu new stoio bclmr a splendid
soven stoiy structure, stono fiont, 70
feet wide nnd 17.1 feet deep. In 1831
wo concluded to build a block of
eight 6torcs containing tho same
number of stores. Wc did it in a short
time, laying biickwhcn tiictheimom
t'tci stood at 20 degrees below -zero.
That seems funiiv, doesn't It' Wo did
it in this way: Wo had hot water in the
bast ment, and upon the scaffolds wc
had stoves with coke flics burning,
mound which wero piled tho biick.
Tho hot xs.itcr came from the basement
lo keep the mottnr plastic. Oh, yes,
Chicago could get icady in time.'
A Ilic Tiling fur Tiiinmaiiy.
A New York Hepubllcnn, who do
cltntd to let his identity be known, sdd
to Tun Curric this afternoon, with
reference to the political imbioglio at
Albany over tlio World's Fair bill:
"Why it's the biegest political scheme
mi invented. "The bill appropriates
$10,000,000 to erect buildings, not
tcmpoiaiy, but permanent buildings, in
which to exhibit works of artR, science
and so forth. Tho bill names 101 in
corporators, who wcro all named by
Mnor Giaut. who is a sachom anil
lender of Tammany Hull. How's
"A big thing for Tammany," was
Why, my deal sir, it means a ten
milliou-dollni campaign fund for the
Diinocrats in tho Presidential cam
paign of 1892. Now York Is now
t.otcrne-d by Tammany, whoso
members fill all the city nnd county
ollices and represent tho city at Albany
nnd here. Tho liepubllcaus have, of
course, tumbled to the fact that theio
is a gieat ble: Tammany heeler con
ecaletl in tho bill."
Tim I ond rrnduct Ueitlerx.
There was n xell attended meeting
of the Food Product Dealers' Associa
tlouat lhoMnrkttHetic.it hist night ami
the routine business disposed of look a
temple of hours. .Mr F. L Su ntuv.
ibu president, pieslded anil repined
ihat thu object for which tho assocl.i
tint) had been formed had about been
i oiiiplttcd. It wus started about four
weeks ago for tho purpose of ptotcetlug
the n tail dealers from thu commission
men limits who nindo a practice of
hrtaking packages and soiling to buyers
it wholesale prices. Many of thu mow
itputnblo mcrchunls were opposed to
i he methods of tho other dealers nud
did all iu Ilu Ir pow ur to ad auco tho In
ttristsof the association. They hive been
almost entirely successful and ux-p 'Ct
during tho next fuw weeks to get all of
tbo merchants doing businoss nbmit thu
inaiket to lofuso to sell to retail buyers.
rinel.iiey Cnn leted or Mniixluimlitor
Viederlek I'lucl.uo, tho mn who has
Uiu on trial for the past two djjs foi
'lit l.llllug of Jnuics Henry in May lust,
uustoda found guilt) ot manslaughter.
Ilu- jury were considering the cusa all
nioiiiine:. I'lncknej will bo scnteneeil on
tlio l'ollce lUuipoliiteil.
Iho members of tho police force were ou
imiid prouiptl at headquarters tliU uuirn
i g It whs pay da, but the pa rolls had
t ( ume up fro'U tlio District bulMlnir, and
ie nun did not go uwuy with tlio big roll
' I ills Id their pickets they hail expected.
LABORING ON SUNDAY.
Tlio Bill to Prevent II Discuss! by
LAST NIGHT'S MASS-MEETING.
Laws and Doctrines Presented in Oreal
Array by tho Speakers.
Onl) (Ino In Mm Amllpiien Wlui Wnutil
Kxrm VlnWH Hostile to It .I'lio
I. Inn of Arcuinrnt Tnlion tiy ttio
fexernl (Hut htm.
rorscvciitl dns ntl tho city has
been Hooded with clrculius calling a
mass-meeting of clticns lo discuss th i
Ikcckltiildgo bill "to prevent per joni
fiom being foicctl to labor on Sunday
in tho District," now pending in Con
grcss. Tliccc circulars invited spcechos
for and against lltu bill, but nolwllh
sltiiidlng Ibis tho meeting at the Now
York Avcnile ltlnk last night was eiy
much of jug handle affair on tho
fcide of thcc who oppoo Iho bill. Tho
audience m an eminently lcspcclahle
ono nnd contnincd many of tho host
known lcsidcnts of the District. It
was ciy enthusiastic, too, and ap
plauded all tho telling point made
against the bill, though tho hull was
cold enough to dampen the aulnr of
oxen tho xauncst advocates of personal
The meeting was called to older by
Mr. .1. O. Coillss, who nominated Oen.
A. A. Jllrrcy, n well-known member of
tho District liar, for chaiimnn. The
General wns unanimously chosen, and
Mr. II. 1. llobinson was appointed see
rctaiy. ri!OMIM-.M' it minis.
"Tho prominent fcatttics of this doc
ument," said General litrnoy, after ho
had read tho bill, "are: I'crsoos and
corporations mo forbidden, under pen
alty of a lino not exceeding 'J100. to
perform nny secular labor on Sunday,
but labor about religious nnttcis Is not
prohibited; to cnuso bceular labor to bo
pci formed by rinplojcs; and to receive
pay for stcufoi labor on Sunday. Works
of necessity or ineicy are excepted, and
the law Is not to apply to persons who
conscientiously believe in any other day
ot thu week ns a day ot rest. In Its oh
ious interrelation it would make un
lawful tho running on Bunchy ot stroet
ems, railroad cats and steamboats; dc
liveilng letters or tclcginms at the post
olllce, driving to church and cooking
mt ids. Conceding tho accomplishment
nf those icfoims in our social life, tho
dilUculllcs iu administering tho liw
would begin, and tho police jnlgo
would bo culled on to decide such ques
tions as. Aie tho paid jinitoi and sai
nt ied organist of a church engaged in
Rtculai or icliglous business? Is a
Third Party Prohibition meeting secu
lar or relifious? Can n physician to
i cho pay foi piofessioiinl sei vices ten
dered on Sunday? May a lawyer be
lind S100 foi thinking of his case on
xoiit;s or xi:(EirY vsn meiicv,
'iJV.liaUu.arVccrli8 of necessity and
mercy?" asked tho spcakci, "Is the
necessity to bo phiical or moral?
Wheio do you draw tho lino between
what is necessary and what is not ncces
Min ? If I tio up x lues in my garden on
buntlny, because I haxo tin time for it
on a week day, am I Unable? If I get
my conk lo pi cparo n warm dinner for
me on Sunday , because I think my
health leiptiics It, may tbo cook aud 'l
iiicli be fined $100, if tho police judge
Mioul'l differ fiom mc in opinion?' And,
fignin, liow is tho police judge to decide
whether a cilben conscientiously bo
liecs in nuother day of rest? Ho must
hae wilucsstsyirt and con, and decide
whether this piofcsed belief Is ortho
do or not. This sort of Judicial In
(liiiMtion into n man's belief is akin lo
one for heresy.''
The chairman, continuing, asked
wlitro was the necessity for such a law.
"The peoplo of Washington," snld ho,
"may have their faults, but xiohition
of Sunday Is not one of thorn. On the
first day of tho week 105 churches nro
llllul, and tho sound of iho trowel and
luinimci Is not licnul on our sticets.
Tho rights of e lunch going peoplo nro
lcspectcd and older Is equal to that iu
unv city of the Union."
General llirney llicn interestingly 10
wcwed the old nsuhyton blue laws,
and called attention to ono old Maiyland
law, which has never been repealed,
iimlxvhlcu is theoutlcally In force in
thu District of Columbia, though in
practice it Is obsolete. This is tho act
of tho Mar hind Leglslatuie, passed on
October 20, 1721), and designed to punish
blasphemers, swearers, drunkards and
Sabbath-breakers. Under this act
offenders had to underiro such punish
nitnls as being bored through tho
tongue, br mded on thu forehead with
thu letter 15, or death without benefit of
clrrty TIiisact.Geiier.il Ulrnuy stld,
was In its tenth section strikingly
similar to the liiecklnridgo bill. This
biTtion enacted: "That no person what
Mccr bbnll work or do any bodily
labor on tho Loid's Day. commonly
called Sunday, and that no person hiv
ing children, servants or slave i shall
command or wittingly or wllllmxly
buffer any of them to "do auy manuci
of work or labor on tho Lord's Day,
woiks of necessity and charity always
excepted; nor shall they suffer or per
mit auy children, servants or slaves to
profane tho Lord's Day by gaming,
lisblng, fowling, hunting or unlawful
pastimes or recreations." Tho ucnultv
unties this section was 200 pounds of
tobacco. The penalty uuder tho
llrickinridgo bill would npproxlmato
20d pounds of tobacco at fitly cents n
.Mill WE HEADY 10 CO 11VCK?
"Aroworealy togibao'c 107 years
In our cl Illatlont" asked General lllr
ney, in conclusion. "Aro wo ready to
rex ive a law that lias been rejected by
llio common tense ol our ancestors?
Such a law may bo logical in a govcra
ment based upon the union of Church
and Ptntc. It is out of place In this
country, xho.o institutions aro based
upon iho pilnclplo of tho equality ot
thu tights of man and no limltatluus
upon the liberty of ono except the
equal llboiilos of all other tucu."
Mr. Alonzo T. Jones, one of tho edi
tors ot llio mtrican Sentinel, i Hoar
voiced, sciiol.nl -luoktng man, oppood
the bill. UK address was eloquent and
anal Ileal IIo claimed that tltoso who
obi-tixid Sundiiv ought to bo most vlg
oious lu opposition to tho bill, for it
tint nttmed n ligious as well n i civil lib
tit . The bi l piohlbltcd secular labor
on bun lay. hat v, us moatit by the
woul "-eculaiv" "Webster di Um '. It
is 'pertaining to tho prOMint world '"
What other world old a I'lilted State-.
( uugressumn know about' Wcbsto
also di-lliifd "secular" as pertaining to
"things not spiritual or holy " Woro
cot Con"ics8uieu, then, cirrylug their
legislation Into (lie realm of religion
In tlolallonof thoConstllullnti? Tim
speaker denied the right of any body
of men to dccldo xvhat Is the truth in
luligious matters, and said that the
llrccklntldgo bill for the District wa
but a foicrunuorof the lllnlr bill for
in. oi'i'nti.ii Tin. in i.i
"rrlcnds, nclghboii and fellow clti
ens," wcro llio opening words of Mr.
It. A. Steele, as ho Miotic the platform
In what would be true heavy-lragedlau
stylo wero ho not so lean, ills arms
wero folded across his breast, hugaing
u cop of tho Constitution or tlio United
Slates, and ho seemed lo bo xtry proud
of his wonderful familiarity with tint
celebrated document, for ho tdd llio
nudlcnco so. Wlillo thus tightly hold
Ing tin Ihn law ho lnld It down
didactically to the audience, and, in llio
light of his perfect knowledge of llio
Constitution, ho opposed tho bill "It
establishes religious tests," said lie,
"and, therefore, Is unconstitutional,"
for tho Constitution hud said that Con
gress shall mako no law rcspcctlnir
lcllgion or prohibiting the fice oxercl'w
thcrtor. lie disputed llio authority of
Congiess to paps such n bill nndcharac
tcrletl as untrue tho oft repeated, out
lageous d eel n rat ion that the citizens of
the District ot Columbia liavo no rights
whhh Congressmen aro bound to it
spect. After telling the audience "tho
icusnn why 1 have been generally sue
cessful In mycacs" and that ho "didn't
coino hero to make any argument what
cci,"Mr. Steele's lltlecu minutes ex
Mi. Louis Abraham snld the title of
the bill had not been read correctly. "A
bill to mako hypocrites" was the real
title. Ho chatged Hint the gentlemen
who were endeavoring to liavo tho bill
passed centrally kept their stcnog
raphcrs ill woik on fitunlny. "If this
bill passes," said he, "It will bo ns
serious n blow to this country us when
the Hist gun was filed on Sumter. It is
a blow al tho Constitution, for It Is the
cntering-xcdgo In tho effort looking to
a union of Chinch nnd State It Is
probably not dangerous jvv c, but It Is
t no of the branches ot a convention to
bind you in chains of priesthood and
upset tho Constitution." I'.v consenting
to tho passage of such a bill the people
would be simply saying, uolwilhstand
ing all thcirchurchcs: "We are on utter
failure. Give us a policeman's club."
It would be a policeman's club to day,
but It would bo a paik of artillery to
morrow. tnvr. us iim. iiwin- itnsr.
The solitary advocate of tho friend
of the bill was Police Officer Charles
Proctor, who significantly remarked, as
he clasped his prayer book with both
hands, that ho was not used to address
ing audiences of that kind. (Irani, he
said, had never laughed oi cried, but
ho would ciy were he present nt that
imctlmr. "God bless the man," said
Olllccr Proctor, "thatfiamcd that bill
God bless him' God hlc. him' Gsd
ptctcno our Christian Sabbath' Oh,
ma God ami Congress gie us one day
of icst " Twenty three yeais ago, he
said, he was o street car conductor and
had to work on Sunday, but he xvotild
not run n car now- for'a million dollars
ii it took in tho Sabbath.
Mr. .1. O. Corliss made a xicorous
and telling speech in opposltion"to the
bill, his ttrgumcuts-lielng in the line of
those of preceding speakeis. Siic-H
hglsjatlon ns the bill proposed to enact,
he said, would mean a union of Chmch
ami Slate, mid with such a union the
civil and religious li! erty of American
cltlcns wns gone forever. If the laws
of God ami the laws of the land were
snonyinous only a Homlsh Inquisition
could inquire into infractions of them.
Hut they wcio not synonymous, livery
man mtiht have a conscience, lcllgion
and faith for himself. Thcic was :t
xny to maintain tbo Sabbath, and that
was by persons who wcro intcicsted in
it, but buch laws as tho lircckiuridgc
bill could do nothing more oi less than
imiko hypociilcs. In such legislation
the Government xvould siy. "God Kn't
able to tnke cato of his Sabbath Day.
and so wo will innko ourselves God's
guardian." l)ut 11 the Government
would take caio of the civil intercuts
God would look after religious mailers,
Mr. II. Dnoch mildly nnd brielly
opposed tbo bill aud Mi. A. T. .lone
offered a sciies of resolutions piotest
ing against Its passaio or tlio passage
of any bill of similar impoit, because,
among other reasons, such a bill would
be a ucparliuc fiom tho fundamental
piiuciple of tho institutions of this
country, which rccouni7es the right of
a citizen to do as ho pleases, piovlded
he does not encroach upon the lights of
others. It would tend to subvcit the
character of the Government In derog.t
tlon of tho Constitution and was a long
step backward instead of forward iu
Just as tho resolutions weic btln;
put to tho audience Mr. Steele im
I ressixely endeavored to read a section
I I tho Constitution, but his voice was
drowned in tbo voluino of "Ayes" by
which tho resolutions were carried.
The "Noes" wero very feeble, with
no cxccplion, that of a lady, xvhost
negative was loud, defiant nnd cm
After the resolutions xx'crc adopted
Mr. G. j:. Fifteld delivered n lengtLv
address in opposition to the bill, going
over Ihe whole grouud coveted by tho
Ho dealt Iaigcly with tho argument
that iho passage of the bill was a san
limy ueccssity and denied tho right ot
tho Stnto to say on what day ho should
rest or x bother ho should rest ot all.
Some men needed more rest than others,
and some. Including many of tho friends
of the bill, got moro rest' than was good
lor ti.em. n was ridiculous lo assert
that il xvos a sanitary necessity to ha e
one's milk delivered beforo fl e o'clock
in the moraine. But if nuy sanitary
lows wero to bo enacted for him lio pre
feircd to have them framed by tin
doctors, not by the Churchman.
How it I'ortuuu XViih lii-iiioiithoil.
The will of Charles II. Nichols w. a
filed this morning. He leaves to hK
sou, Lieutenant M.uuy Mchols of the
U. b A., $23,000 In bonds; to the Home
for Incurables in Xow York. 0,000, to
Mrs. Jfonnii) M. Mcltobcit, Mrs Silllo
Middloton nnd Miss Virginia Maury, Ids
sinters in-law, nud to Miss Kllcn Mi
ltobcrts, his niece, 1,000 each, nnd the
lcmaindcr of tho estato, with the ex
leptionof n few small bequests, got-,
to his wife, Mis. Lathrop XichoK
Charles U. Grcgoir and Jamos 1! La
tin op, both of Sew Yoik City are
made executors, no bond being
I'nrty Uritiilieii Sailors Ilxoeuled.
New Yoiik, Jan. 30. The captain il
ttio stoamcr La P! ice, from llioJa
neiio, repoils that foiiy sailors, who
wlillo intoxicated, had shouted lathe
struts, "Long lie the Kmporor.' wen
executed secretly in prison nt llio,
J.ornl Weutliur I oreensts.
th, Ihttrirt ot Ctumhw, Haryl
ami 1 1 r, 7,n i r fa , ft ' '
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