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THE WASHINGTON CTUTIO, MOXPAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3,1890.
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WASHINGTON, 1'KlimTAIlYil, 181)0.
ln. )h.kbv, tliu street-swooping
contractor, says ho cnvur(tho schedule.
That is not tliu point; tliif'nonplc- want
)iln to uncover tin stieets.
Tmkkviiiv nmrio.vs of our local
(.mite mpoi ill ics this morning lilted no
iielil nt nil. Tlioy weio too lulu for
news nml n few minutes tooe'iily for
Tins is a urn cm in i busy world.
1'iirly minutes Is great deal of tlmu in
Washington. Tin: Citini will on nil
"rent occasions bo found nt lcal forty
minutes In ndvance of nil competition.
Tub SHiiiMMi Pot is really so good
tluit any attempt on its put to Issue an
rxtia edition is a work of supeieroga
tloii. And a work of supererogation
foily minutes late Is altogether use
less. Piikm'maiii.v rr .s because lie does
not believe In vlcailous atonement in
politics that Senator l'arwell gave hts
"cqiWent to die eonllrination of Mr.
.Olork ns collector of the jport of Chi
1 Tin: I'M'T.u.n late liour at which
the .Vn appeared this morning Issiid
to have been canted by the eitiome
prt'cntitiond taken by tliu legal editors
f 1 lint estimable journal against the
possibilities of libel.
Ik tiii: r.wi.T is with the sti cot
sweeping contraetor, he ought to bo
poked ii)). If It Is with the schedule,
thnt'ought to be poked up. The peo
pic know only that the sheets itiodls
leputably diity and they want them
Tin: Wa-.iii.nii ion Star K good for
only one diuinal levoltttlnn In the
(inatlcr of c.tin appcuiiinces, it is too
late for any iie. Tin: Citiric etr.i
wns ahead of the Vrr otra to d.iy
something over an hour.
Wni'.x Tin: Sfrtr llnnlly did leach the
people this uioining, It Loiitaincd meiely
ii H'petition of the news which Tin.
CiiiTic linil published an hour befoie.
The name of the Mrtcshnuldjie changed
to the Moan, which is a dead pi met
shining in a hoi rowed light.
Tin: Woui.ii' K iu (picstion is riur-
lowing down as the days go by. At
tir.st it was pioposcd to mako it a na
t'ionnl alfair. Then it came to bo con
sidcied as ti local soft snap for soma
lly oi other. Now it sccas to be
meiely a question of whether Tom Piatt
or Tnmniniiy shall get up a show.
Tin: Ni:v Youk Timet says: 'Tin;
Wasiiim.'iox Clinic, under its new
management, does not seem to cine a
fig for the enmity ol tho Admin
istration." It docs care, however. It
wants the friendship of the Administra
tion, and not only the fiiendship, but
tliu licuily co-opciatiou of the Admiuis
trntion in an earnest endeavor to coneet
whatever wrongs and oppicsslons may
bo found in nny Depaitmont of tho
noveinnient. It hopes for both.
TmkNi:w Yoiik WoiUI calls ex-Sen-sitor,,Thonias
0. Piatt o "boss," a "pri
vate," and a "imiu-wolf." All this bo
ijapse the Hon. l'latt wants the Woild's
)-"air, if held in New Yoik City, to lie a
Uepubllcnn rather than a Democratic
paittsun machine. It seems Impossible
to hold it in New York without its being
controlled by politicians and manipu
lated to partisan ends. Washington Is
Iho only place where it can he held and
lie kept fiee from politics and be made
a'tmly national event.
The calamity which befell Secictniy
Tracy and his. family this morning pio
'dpecs such a .-hock that emotional ov
PH'Ssii.n concerning it is impossible.
Sudden tingedics paralyze; it is only nf
tcrw aid, when the mind can rationally
oulemplate the Inlluencc of le-tilts,
thnt wolds can be spoken or wiitten
possessing a meaning fairly adequate.
The old platitude, "in the midst of
life we aie iu death," has never re
ouiveij a moic startling eemplilleation.
Here was a family who had ictircd to
sleep surrounded, apparently, by all
the safeguards that wealth and
power could confer. Kioni a slum
ber caieless in its sense of seciulty
lhey were awakened only to meet death.
Yet, nobody was to blame, at least In
any way Important enough for the at
tachment of responsibility.
The Secretaiy's wife, his daughter,
and the governess aie dead, after great
Buffering. Two suivivors aie left to
licnr a grief gi eater In its afllietlon
than lifelong pain. Tlieio desola
tion and sorrow will pall and sl
ei)tu tho voice of sympathy Itself.
Anything moiu pitiless than the
blow they have sulTeietl Is not
to be conceived. May Heaven comfort
them with messages of love from thoso
who havo ascended theio.
ill- iu -I miuil IT ii u -ule ii ii k hi I
lie tliu II ilili win, whui ihe tulu
wi on -implj cloud around in the
way, luwniilid Willi the office, lie
cts "tho boys" out in Ihe cold slaivlng
to drnih, and tho "goody goodies" In
vltcd Into tlinwnrullh to sit nt the feast.
Iu one plain, emphatic word, ho Is dis
gusted. He will rutin it to the more
plcnant employ inont of publishing a
mildest dullv paper in an liumblo Iowa
Well, wo suppose that if that Is tho
way Mr. Claihson looks at It, ho will
have to lesign. Of limine, tlio people
elee'lcil Ik'iijamlii Hairison President.
It may have been a mistake peihaps
Mr. Claikson would have been u fur
better (-diction; hut lleiijamln Hairi
son was chosen and Inaugurated, mid
ho has the right to serve hi? teini out.'
Wo shall mhs Mr. Clarkson. He has
been lively, enteitnlntng, enteipilslng
in shoit, he has Infused Into so much of
his dcpaitment as ho could control a
fair sample of AVcstcin Journalistic
Theio may not be much ical integrity
in politics, but for the Interests of the
Ideal Integrity it Is just as well that Mr.
Claikson should retire. A man who
has no higher idea of the administra
tion of the allnlis of a great depart
ment of the Government thiiu
is cxpicsscd in an ambition t
distribute the olllccs among "the
hoys," would not even be an orni
incnt to a falily decent city council.
The theory that olllco was created for
"the boys," is essentially vicious. Mr.
Clarkson cannot cloud the real issue by I
lefcnlng to the defeated nsplrants ns
wheel-horses and to the successful'
ones as dilettantes. Tint issue,,
snipped of all piejitdlclal terms, is,'
shall the olllccs be tilled for the benefit!
of the people, or for tho bencllt ot the'
lower element of a puly? Ye, Mr. i
Claikson should go and s,t,nnd not
upon tho older of his going, Ho is be i
hind the times. He is tliu postulant of1
of iv djing piaetlec. The United States
is not a paity It Is n nation.
A A A TW. 'S S i'MJ'A Til V.
Few men, in the full of an honoied
mill distinguished eaiecr, mo decreed
lo bear the liuiden of urief put upon
Mr. JUtiine. Tew women mo made toi
sullir like the wife and mother who'
lias sliaicd his destiny. Callous, in
deid, the feelings that do not mingle'
with their snnow; mean the thoughts i
thai do not sneak them consolation.
Tint litnr.1.' lllnra.nf ftlli whlpll Imvnt
" " - '.e--' ..... ......
again shut out the sunlight from the
old Sewanl home, will span the heavens!
to cast a shadow over the two llctni
.spheii's. Men and women In many lauds
will mourn today with thoso who
kneel bu eft, bereaved. Strangeis wiil
breathe theii sympathy, while leproach-
lng a Iteaper who could be thus doubly 'I
ciutl. Wouls aie vain to woe. Tho I
nation peeis into that loom of diead-i
fill peai e, and pauses fiom its stiifes
and caies to weep.
I tii'il Iciu a il at of nnv Vniiiinin '
1 ihmif.'h the latter tin. hts mi cstry
1 hfu k to the Ma tlowei m to 1' icohnntas.
And In so doing ho voiced tho senti
ments of the great German-American
t lenient of the Tutted States. Tho oo
inslon was whin the trouble In Sauwi
appeared to bo hastening ton crisis which
only nn ni pcnl to anus could solve.
Tho Oermnn Government, through lis
civil olllcinls mid naval olllccrs at Apia,
had nsMiinul niuipgrcsslvo attitude, the
niaiiitcifanco of which could only end
in n tight.
The couise which Amciican cltlcns
of German Willi would take wasasotirco
of solicitude to Prince Illsmarck. Wlicio
would their (yinpathlcs fall? He re
ceived Ills answer ftom Mr. Gucnthcr,
who.spenklng from his scat in the halls
of ( 'ongress for himself and his fellow-Giiinnn-Aincrlenns,
utteicd these wouls
of feivid pattlotism.
We know as wellns any other clnia of
Auicrlcnu citizens where oiir duties lielong.
Wo will w oik Mr our lotintry In tlmo ot
pence ami (lglit for It In tlmo ot war, if a
time of wur should ever coino. When I
fay our country, I luenn, ot course, our
adopted country. 1 menu
of America. After pusMng througli
cruellile of iialiirallrntlon, w o are no lon-ror
(icrinaiiA; wo urc Americans. Our atuoli-i
iiK'iit'to Anurlca cannot bu ineasured by
tlioluiglh of our resilience here. 'o are,
Americans fiolu tliu moment we touch ,
the Auicrleau sliora until wo tire llitd in
Aliutleiiu ginvcs. WeWdll light for Ainur-j
lea whenever liceespary, Amerlcii llrt,
Inst and all the time; America ngalii't, (ler
mauy; America against tlio world; Ameilci
rlglit or wrong; nlwnjs America. We are
There was no occasion to put this!
challenge to a lest. KorGermany soon
alter ceased her aggressions and matters
calmed down. Theio Is no doubt but
this utterance ot Mr. Gncnthcr's, j
making clear to the German Govern-1
ment (lint the cltiens of Gcrmim birth
of this country are' Americans, in every
thing save the accident of birth, had a
povvcifiil inlluencc toward the peacetul
solution of the Samoan trouble.
it wn ic u n vo.ing women t n I
tiellier mi a innUim tricycle, and we ir'
pluil to n-e 'hat Hie Hrl.lgcporf S'onn il
Hilinol niitliiiri'iisaro.dikcrmliieil Hint lie1
jouiig men eliall nut Ira tliusjlcprlvoil.
Tlli'A siv wo don't knijw wlio lliey
are, but they nevertheless any that Wllllntii
Dean llowclls would like to bo sent to
Purls ns (JoiiBiit-Oenernl. Mr. Ilowclls In
an excellent nnil a scholarly gentleman, of
wliotu It Is a plcasuto to say Hint In; would
conlliio his consular reports to tliu exact
truth, and realism Iu a consular teport Is
the right thing In tho right place.
Hl'CVKin 1Ii:m ro Ma, Sfiusnuji The
gentleman from Illinois Is out of order. Ho
mutt take his scat.
Mr. Springer to Speaker ltccd Tin ro aro
no rules for this House, and I can sttind as
long as I want to.
And fo our law-makers go on making
li'TiinunorMi lion has us good an opinion
of lihneclf as rome men litvu of thoimclvcs.
he might bnvu coma out ot his hole yestci 1 1.
and, seelnn tho darkness that lay upm the
dntth, gone hack sajtiig to himself licit he
lir.tl tccu his own shndoiv.
HE SUES THE BENEFIT OF ORGANIZATION.
Mtnim-s Allecttni; Hie VVciruro of Ills
Itiuo riitmlilnrril 1J" tlio Central
llnrciui nl ltnller DnleRittcs lroiu
01 R I'OLOHfcDBROTIlEU i !& & BATTLE STILL Y VGING. Cf?X?p
, bo toocohl toi U,? kind of hog ho vvus. . them os.ich decrease of hours and v ,
onnr. I'll vm'IhTiiain wants soincboilvi
, in cuur&e. our i ... ... ......
tho United States to tend), m nioiind the vvorld In clxly iloyi
lini through tho by way of Vancouver. Wo wouldn't iiiliuli
liuvinc nun go away ror sixty uajs, out. me
Vancouver people never did any thing to us.,
COMllll CMAN Cl'MMIMIS WllteS tint
Coiigrttfninii Payne of New Vork Is a
iltlvfmr ninii. So, It may lie added, Is Con
gupnnan Turner of New Vbrk. Iledrlvcs
An lie wngon.
A a iii.bCii ii no editor snjs that his city
Is tireless hi her cltorlB to proctro tliu
World's l'nlr. That Is a mutter of opinion
Somo ptoplc think film Is all-llred tiresome.
Cum mm M. I'rri.vv snjsa man with,
nn,iniityhead cannot ninkespLCGlies. Hut
Mr. Depew will nt least give him credit torj
trying on every available cccasloli.
Twinkle, twlukle little .Sdir,
How I wonder where joii are!
Will It nlwn8 be your fato
To appear nil hour later
Mil. ff.MllMtX'H iti:siaA TIGS.
Tin: CiiiTic publishes this eveuing a
well-authenticated repoit that the Hon.
J, , g. Claikson, the First Assistant
Postmaster-General, Is going to lesign.
While vague Illinois of this intention
on tlio jiait of Mr. Claikson havo beuu
In cunency for the past few weeks, this
Is tho first dtlliijte publication to Unit
Tho icason given Indlicctly by the
1'Itst Assistant Poslmastci-General is
that bo is weary of tUo Pharisaical ways
of the Administration. IJellcvIng In
leyajdJng'U'o men who made tho eloo
ilow orlJnrxisou a possibility, lie fimls
Mil. SCHMIDTS SVIMMI-:.
A pin ty of the name of Schmidt,
piobably an editor who has had trouble
with an abused subsciiber, intioduced
a bill yesteulay in tliu Iowa Legislature
pioviding that "no editor, publisher or
'lepoitcr of any newspaper shall be
compelled to discloso any confidential
communication made to him in his pro
fessional capacity oi to disclose tho
name of the author of any cdltoiial ar
ticle luinished sueh paper for publica
tion or to disclose tho iiiiino of.nny per
son furnishing information for publi
cation, provided, however, that in any
pi oceedings, civil or criminal, against
any person on account of tliu publica
tion of such editm ml, aiticlo or Infor
mation, such editor, publisher or re
poitci may be compelled to testify
whether or not the defendant wns the
author of such editoiial or aitiele, or i
furnished the lufoimation lomplalued
The bill is absurd. It would bu far t
mpie piaclicablc, far moio beneficial to j
the intcicsls of decent journalism to
pass a law making it obligatory upon
an iditoi to disclose the name of the
paity who had furnished him question
Time is too much cowaulice among
those who fuiiiish newspaper inform i
tion, especially among those who write
communications to newspapeis. It may
be stated as a bioad, general proposition
that any contribution to which the
author dare not sign his mime would be
better left unpublished. A self-iespect
ing editor will reserve the right to
thiovv at least tliu original inoinl respou
slbility of any statement in.ulo by a con
tiibutor upon its maKer.
Mr. Schmidt's advertised Idea of his
bill is that it places editm s on a footiucr
with lawyers and doctors. There is n0
pniallcl. The lelations between a law
yer and his client atu peison.il, and
those between a doctor and his patient
nio intlmntu tu a .degiec. Ttiyy
do not concern tho public. On the other
I baud, the editor's relations aie, or
ought to be, entiicly with tho public.
The peoplolook to him for thu truth,
and it is his duty to give it to them
with eveiy Iinpoitant detail.
Ameilcan journalism is free enough,
in all conscience, and if tho people who
write iiifounation fm tlio nuwspapcrs
would make a practice of using their
names, they would 11 ml a ceititin honest
ginliflcation in it. Theio is no civilied
countiy whcicln men differ more pas
sionately iu tpyo than they do In Fiance,
but the Fienchiuan is never afraid to
appear as thu author of his opinions or
his assertions of fact.
Honesty is tlio best policy. All con
tributors to nowKpapcis who lefusu to
pcimit tho use of their names are not
sneaks, but all contributors who are
sneaks lefusu to permit tlio use of their
linillY, Yi: l.AUCAllIW.
On FuniAY. November 21), 18S'.I, the'
Wnsliinglon l'os' said: '
Tho J'osl'a ''Kxtro," If sued at 4 o'clock
jesterdny afternoon, containing a full ac-,
count of the great Urn In HoStrin mid glvliu:
the latest news of the Speakership contest.1
wmt nO witti a rush. It Is not the purposui
of ttie I'vit to Interfere vi Ith Its evening
contemporaries In that field, hut when thovj
abandon It, as they did yesterday, and there)
Is Important news, the PoU will feel It to
he hir duty to come to tho front. Tho
Washington public must have the Import-'
ant ntws, monitug and evening, if tho I'wt,
litis to lid. e ihe contract to furnish It all. '
Was it with tho notion that1
tliu Held was still abandoned,
that the Poil this morning Issued
an ctia forty minutes after the,
nppcaiancc of tho cMra Clinic on thu
stiects containing an account of the ter
rible calamity at the residence of Sec
letary TmcyV The Poil is an excellent '
moi ning paper, but It ought not to in
dulge in ovciwork. Tin: Cnnu' isheic.
It will fill the field from breakfast un
til aflcr dinner. Such Is tho muscular
mentality of Tin: Cm no staff that, oc
casion demanding, it can easily issue
an cxtia edition fiom foity minutes lo
nn hour and a half" in advance
of its corpulent local contempora
lies. Thu 7'iMf, we taku It, is sim
ply Intel cstcd in being nblo to as
sine itself (hat the people will gut the
news; it doesn't wish to piint extras
merely to hang on its Tiles. The Post
may confine its senso of duty to Its one
supeib edition wiili the calm confidence
Hint Tin: Clinic will cany or t the news
conliact vyith the Washington public
for the remninder ot the day.
.1 WOJllv W1CLL dosi:.
One of tho gentle French cynics has
wiillcn that men blnmc themselves to
invite praise. Tin: Critic, disposed to
bo finnk about all things, its ownj
worthiness included, doesn't Intend to i
sintulatc this polito hypoctlcy. It
feels like praising itself mid
would like to do so, In ordur j
that others can icalie how much it
dcseives to be piaiscd. In giving to
Washington, foity minutes ahead of
the 'nnl and a full hour in advance of
tho Star, the news of tho dicadful
trnircdy which has shocked the
wiiolo country befoio this, it ac
complished u wink which only
thoso who are acquainted with
its inferior facilities can fully ap
piecinte. To its spiiilcd little stalT and
tho enthusiasm of its mechanical de
partment, the cicdit for the achieve
ment is wholly due. The Ckitic con
gratulates both, In assuring them of Its
Whitis nn: on iiuii.M'E between an j
rtiuainla bnak-nuniher? Why, exactly!
the illlTerince between Tin: Cm no and
the Mur. ,
Sinn: roi.hH aiii: siuun this Is so mild a
winter thnt they enn't grumble nl jliOj
tlittt-car ennipanles for not heating their
Tumi" Mir. two elcinents of news onol
of imnortimeo ami thu other of time. The!
7W nud the Mar nio acniulutcil with one
Is tut viattcii of enterprise Iu the swift)
producing of news, Tun Citirio cninyslnj
WiiEhlngtoii n luminous loncsomcncss. i
A LlL'ltMAS-A Mi: II I VAX,
The Hon. Itlchard Gucnthcr of
Oshkosh, Wis., who wns Inst week ap
pointed and continued as Consul-Gcn-crul
ot tho United States In Mc.leo, is
ono of tho leading and ropicsenlativo
cltiens of German birth iu this coun
try. .Mr. Gucnther wns a member of
tho House of Itepiosontatlves for four
terms, and made a lino icconl as an
honest, industrious and capable legis,
lator. Hut Mr, Gucnther did moiol. 116
demonstrated that lie was nii'Amerlcau
clticn Hi st, last caul nil tho time. IIq
Bhwcd Uiftt Jite ntttilotlstn is uu firm
A niscVTCii nmM llostoii sajs: "It Is a
source of somo prldo to tlio New England
member of Ihe executive committee of tho
Republican National League that Its con
ference at Washington this vv eek escaped
the notice of tho repoi ten there." Tin:
Citiric Is glad that tho Now Imirlnnd meiu
bei's pride Is so sensitive as to bo stirred by
so uulinpoitaiit a mutter as this, hut the
fact Is there was probably not a city editor
In Washington who did not have a chnnuo
to print a icport of this meeting and not n
correspondent who did not reject It as a
matter unworthy to bo sent out as now s.
'1 he "confucuco" consisted of thu coming
together of nluu men, who cunMltuteil a
sub committee1, and whoso conclusions were
of no moiu gcncrid Importance us news
than those of u country debating society
struggling with the proposition: llaolieil, I
'Hint llfu Is woith living. Tliu tioublo'
probably wus tho gentlemen woro chagrined
to find that their llttlo meeting was not
looked upon by the repoitcrs who know of
It as a mutter of any Importance whatever;
and now that at last thu gentlemen have
found a way to get It Into prlut, along with ,
their iinmee, wo dun't see tkat the public Is
red with exelteiiitnl over It,
"(! tviiii im.in Cnn . TheHrand.Iury
Charges tho Democratic Administration
with rnllmo to Suppress It." That Is the
vi ay tho Republican pupors head It. This
riuiluds us that there bus unt been an ad
ministration hi Chicago since the lake
breeze located there that has made any
efTort whutevcrto suppress gambling. And
tlio last administration wus as Kcpuhllcan
as Major Itoehe knew how to make It.
(ir.M.HAi Itoui.Miuoi nit, the successor
of John J. O'llrleu as Chief of tliu bureau
of i;ieetlou In Now York, says ho will con
duct the onice "wltlmut referencu (o poli
ties." Let us hope that hu will conduct It.
also without reference to elections.
'J'wei mi'.Mi wivii;.n wuio expolhid from
the formal Reboot at llrldgcport, Cnuu,,
lust Wcdueiluy, the day ou which they
were to bo graduated, for riding togjtbijr
on a taudem tricycle. Wo always dctmsd
SOCIETY G055IP. ,
Mlfs Kate Wilson Is tho guest ot Mn.
Itolaud Mitchell Iu Baltimore.
Jllss Ilessle Montague ot Ualtlinoie Is t'n
guest ot Miss Glttlngs of this city.
Mrp. Charles Gibson of .Maryland w 111 lu
celvo to-morrow at the Shorehuni.
Mrs. Alexander McKay of New Voik Is
the n'lest of JIis. Isaac llenagrson.
Miss May Crown hs gone to llaltlmoio
for a visit to her cousin, Mrs. Gthbs.
Mr. and Mrs. George Alfred Townscud
are tho guests of Mr. Frank Itlcbardson.
Miss Saule of this city is visiting Miss
Hesslo Cnrioll of St. Paul street, Baltimore.
.Mis. W. II. F. Leo will receive at thot
Kbbltt Houso Tuesday, February 4, from 2:
to 0. I
Miss I)esle Montague of Haiti more Is;
visiting Miss (llttlngs of K 6trcet north-j
General and Mrs. Intils Palmer visited1
Fort Itlley last week as the guests of Cap
Mrs. McKee's Invitations for tho meeting
of tho Dancing Class next Friday evening
Mrs. 'William C. Whitney will open her
now ball-room by a large ball the mlddlo of
tho present month.
MissMaggfo Hunan of this city Is tho
guest of tho Misses Farly at their homo on
Park avcuuo, Baltimore.
Tho marriage of Mr. Gus 11. Maynadler to
MissLlla Maltland of Jlaltlmore will take
place In that city on Wednesday.
Miss llcsslo Long hns returned to her
homo In lialtlmoro after a visit to Mrs.
Dixon, wife of Dr. Dixon, U. S. N.
Lieutenant and .Mrs. John A. Hoogoivorlf
have us their guest at the CarrolltOii tho
mother of tho lato Mrs. Kelm of Hultlmore.
M rs. Edgar Saltus, mother of the novelist,
Edgar Saltus, jr., will arrive In tho city In
a few days tor a visit to Mrs. Mason and
Miss Cassia Fuller, daughter of Chief
Justice Fuller, left to-day for Baltimore,
where she will attend boarding-school for
the remainder of tho season.
Miss llcsslo Long of Baltimore, who has
been visiting tho family of Mr, Dlxou, U.
S. N., In this city, has returned homo much
pleased Willi the social "raebete" of tho
Tho three Statu dinners, together with all
other ofllclal ontertalnmeuts planned for
the pieseiit week, will bu omitted as a murk
of respect tu Secretary Tracy In Ids terrible
In view of the, appalling calamity which
hap befallen the family of Secretary Tracy,
anil also iu view of the death of Mrs. Cop
plnger, daughter of Secretary Maine, Seuv
tor Voothees' house will not bo open this
week, and Miss Voorbces authorizes the
wltluiinwal of her cards for hor afternoon
Tho ilclcmitcs to Clio National L'on
vcntlon of Coloicd Men aro ou the
ground to tho number of more than
000. This convention was called by
the central bureau of relief to consider
important measures beforo Congress
nlTectlng the welfare of the race, and to
organto for tho purposu of a united
and continuous droit to correct ns much
as possible tlio many disadvantages, po
litical, .pcisonal nud general, under
which it now suffers.
Thcic aro four delegates from each
C'ongiessionnl district of the several
State, a like number fiom each slate'
and Tcnlttny, and ton fiom tlienpistrlct
of Columbia. Delegates lmvo been
piirlng in lapidly on every traitrslncc
Sntutilny, and the largest and Inost rep
resentative colored convention uvqr held
In this or any other countiy is now as
The credit for the existence mid tid
ccss of tho convention U ilttc to Its
picsident, Colonel Perry Carson of this
city. Mr, Carson is novy convalescing
Trnm mi ntlnnlr i,f ,in.,,,n,ili, l.i.f
Is able to be about the hou'so niui hopes
to gain tho pel mission of his physician
to attend the scssidna of thrj'cbhVen
tlon. The Hiircntt of llcllof was
Xouudcd only lust October, and this Is
its first meeting, but Its membership
already embraces ncaily all the prom
Incnt colored men in the country,
' From present indications (md from
the eorres,poiideiii'o lu the hands of the
bureau It is safe to say that politics will
not, as hns been expected nml prophe
sied, he nn element in this conven
Said a prominent colored man this
mnniing: "Kyciy Statu, with tho excep
tion of Maine, New Hampshire and Vcr
input, will be rcpicscntcd in tile con
vention by delegates who have, been
elected in their own States aiulnic bote,
and not by temporary lcsidenis or thu
Distiict of Columbia or persons in the
'I no convention piomiscs to bu har
monious from thu fact that thu senti
ments expressed on nil sides is thnt HI
will take up, simply act upon and
present to the country the principles
set loith in the ciicular and call.
a lady )i:r,r.ii.vi k.
The only lady delegnto to the conven
tion Is Miss Mat lie Jackson, who was!
accredited by the Pythian League of
Obcrlain, Ohio. Shu is a graduate of
that institution and n daughter ol a city
councilman of that place. I
Among thu piomincnt men present,
Secretary 1". A Dnwson of New .lers"V,
J. 1'. Jones ol Arkansas, 1'hlllp A Joseph
and V. J. Crenshaw of Alabama, Henry F.
Fields of California, lion. W. I,. Uurr or
Connecticut, James 11. Devoru of Georgia,
Alexander Clark of Illinois, J. M. Town
send of Indiana, Hon. C. Patterson of ICau-
fins. llrv. W. I' Kttllntlft mill CI. W- ITfitlnti
of Kentucky, John D. Uart of Maine, D. !
C. lliown of Massachusetts, W. (, AtwoodJ
oi .viiciiignn, ueorgo vv. uryant, anu llov.
Derrrek. spme.tnrv nf Afnllinillftl. IlnnV V,n-
cern, Nuw York City; Illshop Wujmau of!
Maryland, Governor Piucuhack of Louis
lunn, Thomas Jefferson Smith (better j
Known as jjronuax ouiiui, eiuioroi smith's
llxmilnr) of Pittsburg, Pa.; Hon. J. II.
Tnjlor. ex-Mlulster to Liberia; Professor
Jtbn M. Luugstou, James C. Dolphy, asso
ciate editor of Smith's Hmadax; Lewis II.
Fouirlass of Boston (son of Frederick
Douplnss), mid Isainh C. Waie of Plijla-t!
AT'IHIIL'IIIOI'OI.ITAN A. Jl. K. CIIPIK'lI.
Tho progianniic lo day wits as fol
lows: Convention called to order by President
Carson. Devotional exercises, conducted
by Rev. G. W. Leo of the Fifth Baptist
Church of this city. Muslcat exercises, un
der the management of Professor J. T.
LaDgston of Howard University. Address
of welcome by Hon. J. SI. Towuseud of In
diana and response by Iilght ltev. W. B.
Derrick of New York on behalf of visiting
A noem dedicated to lbn rnnvonllnn
was then lead in an elTectivn mannei-hv '
Solomon Diown, esq.
The exercises for this evening will be
under the auspices of a committee of
citizens of the Distiict, aided by Colonel
George M. Arnold and Professor J. T.
Lnngston, and will be hi tho nature of
a literary and patriotic leccption. Ad
dresses will bo delivered by AV. II. II.
Hart, esq., and L. W. Pullcs. Papers
will be submitted during the session of
the convention bv the following dis
tinguished coloicd men:
''"On Emigration," M. M. Smith of Minne
sota; "Civil lilghts." . C. Martin of Vir
ginia; "IMucatfonal, Moral ahcT Civil Ad
vancement of tho Itaec," Dr. I. G. Stewart
of .Maryland; "L'ducatlou and Hlair Bill,"
Professor William II. Day of Pennsvl
vaula; "Conduct of Flections," Hon. John
li- Lynch; "Southern Outrages," John l
.Mitchell oi Virginia; "Plan of .National
Organization," Dev. D. li. Joliusoii Of Cali
fornia; "Legal Belief," 11. S.Srulth of!
Horlda ami C. Jl. Ferguson of Tennessee,
Tho traditions nnd iinccdotC3 of the
ground hog have been handed down
Horn timo iiuiucnioilnl. and formerly
confiding nnd superstitious old women
nnd men would wait anxiously for the
arrival of the 2d of February. Should
the day bo clear and sunshiny then
preparations would bo mado for a loni
winter, and was tho day ono on which
thoiim did not shine then believing
fanners and others would prepare for
tho end of winter, nnd it wns not
an unusual thing for the farmer lo pre
pare to plant his crops.
In repent years the giotind hog has
bad faith lost In him by tho weather
lcfusinc to do ns It was expected. The
worst shock that hts predictions re
ceived was in 1HH8, when lie ciimooul,
did not sco his shadow and wns nearly
frozen to death In the March blizzard.
The chances are belter this year, how
ever, as the Weather Bureau shows a
illspositlon to help the lio' and aa
SPEAKER REED HAS STILL A HAND
Til Jnin nf Jleiuonriit ISnuntnil,
Thoucli Tlu'.v Did Not Volo rim
J-elmto Ailfnurim Out r ltict to
The Senate had a bilbf session, ad
journing ou account of tho calamity
caused by the tlio nt Secrofary Tracy's
'nounccs warm weather for this week at
II VI) M VII. II A US.
Mil ill Cnlnlirl Wliltllclil Sa on
The Postinaster-Gcncrnl's quartcisali
the Postolllce Department vvcia dcscitcd
when a newspaper repoiter culled to
nk him what he proposed ta do about
the abuses bald to exist III Undo Sam's
mail-bag icpulr shop,' but Assistant
Postmastei General Whitfield said that
Mr. Wnnuiniiker knew nothing; about it.
nnd he could give what information i
'was dc'ticd, as the repair shop canioi
directly under his control. !
"When it comes to facts," saldi
Colonel Whllflcld, "we ran see noj
cause for complaint at tho mail-bag l
Repair shiiu. Somo tluco months ago
'a committee from the Grand Army of
the Uepubllc enmo before 3Ir. Wana
maker1 nud asked that the average of!
the number ot bugs to hi- icpaircd ench
day be reduced, as there were a laigo
number of widows of soldicis engaged
In this work who wcio Unable to com
ply with these rciittcsts, ond conse
quently had to bo illBehnigcil. At tho
lequestol this coniinklccTostiuaMor
Gcncia Wnnnmiikcr reiluced thu aver
age, which was thun llfty-si per dav,
to forty, the avcuige now mainlitined,
which' wns all that tills committee de
sired. "In Chicago" ho continued, "where
the Department has the laigcst icpulr
shops under lis contioi, the standaul is
still fifty-six per day and 1 seono icason '
wny ino same stniuinrii couiii not uu
lcnched in Washington. As it is now
they get $!J0 per month for leaching nn
nveiago of foity per day and for all over
that they rccclvo compensation at tho
into of thico cents foi each liner.
"Washington is ono of the piinclpil
UlMllUlllillg JIOIIIIS lUI lllllll OIIU9 UUU
in lonscipicnce there is much repairing
to be done here, but If the woist comes
to the woist, and wo. can have il done
cheaper outside of Washington, tlio De
pnitmcnt may deem it necessary lo do
it. As evciyonowcll knows, tho nppio
piintinn just nt prc-cnt is very limited,
and we cannot iilToul to pay nioie for
this class of w oik."
"Hut what about the charge made in
Tin: Cnrnt' that thu ladies wyic not
piovided wilh tho nccessaiy patches
and had to darn holes of enormous
sio in the bags?"
"That is something I know nothing
nbout. It is beyond my juiisdiction
and if you want any Information in this
dlicctlnn go to Captain Ctillen."
io MirroiiT rouit cmnuuus.
riniitiiic sun in tim iiniino.
When Ihe Clerk began the icidlii,' of
Iho journal Mr. McMillan dciiiandod its
reading In full that Is, that tho mines
of members who voted Satunliiy should
bo read In each case.
When the reading was concluded
Mr. O'Ferrall said ho desired to have in.
copied In tho journal a ruling made by
ihh Sneaker lato Satiirdav evening ru-
fuMng -Mr. O'Ferrull privilege of
Incorporating In thu lli'cord as put
of his rumnrks certain evidence i
in tho then pending caso. This was I
ordered, and Mr. MuKlnlov moved thu !
I approval elf tho journal and dumandud '
the previous ijuesuon.
At the reipicst of seventy ono Demo
crats, the yeas and nays weio oulcred
ou the motion to order the pruvlous
The roll wns called, the Democrats
not voting. At the close of tliu loll
call tho Speaker caused the
names of members not
Thu convention was rnlh'il to order
by W. S. McGcc of JJcw York
toinmlltco wns appointed to place
perinnnent officers in nomlii illon, who
icpoitcd ns follows:
President, W. S. .McGcc, New York, first
vice-president, C. M. Little. Knnsis City:
second vice president, T. J. Maulln, Now
Orleans! third vice presldcut, O. A, I'liiui
mer, Jllmieapoll", Mlnn sceictary, F.
Albert Shaffer. Philadelphia; treasurer, J.
A. Woyman, llostou.
iiflir tho pctinanent organl.atlon the
convention passed lesolutlons of syin
pothy and condolence and adjourned
uulll 1 o'clock, on account of tho
calamity which has lust befallen Sceic
tary Tracy and family.
AN A.MUSINO JllsrVICK
I.ciuln to Senator uml .vtio. .McDiiniilil
Mi.s. Scnntor McDonald recently told
a good toiy about a trip that shu look
with tho Senator. On llu- train with
them was a gentleman ami his wife
vvho were cXpcrt tnitclcrs, ami eveiy
place where the Senator and Mis. Mc
Donald stopped the other paity stopped
utso. They seemed to have tho best
nttcnlion paid them anl they got tho
best of everything. When tlio tialn
ai rlvcd at Boston both parties registered
At Hit) fifimc hotel.
Aldlniici tlio Senator and Mis. Mc
Donald colld hardly gU anything to
cot, while the wallers vcro bieaklng
ihclr necks to servo (ho other narlv.
vntlmr ' This wns too mlich for 3Irs. McDonald,
CltiirUiililu Objei'ti. of tliu Tnburniich) 1
The Tabetnaclc Society met nt the
Cmroll institute Hall at 113 o'clock to
day. This society was fouued for tho
purpose of furnishing poor Catholic
societies the vestments and altar fuini
tine nccessaiy to cqnlp such churches.
Dining thoquuitei just past twenty-ono
missions nnd chinches havo been sup
plied, but tlio applications were far in
advance of the ability of the socicly to
meet, numbering in all upwauls of
Mgr. O'Connell, lectin of the Amer
ican College in Home, vvho was an
nounced to be picscnt and addicss Iho
socictv, was obliged to leftvo Halliinoio
last night and could not bu picscnt. Tho
s-ociety was called to order by liishop
Kcane, who addressed the incmbcis.
A repoit of tho lcceipts and opendi
lines was lccelvcd; also a report of
work accomplished in the last iiuaiter.
A number of letters of great interest
to poor priests were lead and tho work
mapped out for the next quarter. At
1:!W o'clock the session adjourned.
to be recorded. He then an- j so she complained to the head waiter
nounccil the vote, lo I yens ami no nays.
He ilcclared a coiitltutlonal iiiioiuui '
present and the previous fiitcslluil br
The question then iccnrrcd upon the
motion to approve tho journal, upon (
which the yeas and nays weio demnnded '
VNOTI1KU lton. i w.i..
The previous question was ordered, '
the motion to approve tho journal put
lo the House and another toll-call was I
pioccedcil with, I
Thu journal was approved. A mo
tion lo adjourn was voted down on a
yei rtnd nay call. The Spe.iker then
inindunced the question to be upon the
lcsolution declaring Smith elected. I
Mr. Crisp l.ils'ed the question of
conideiation against It. Tho
SpeAkcf declined to cntcitnin
it. Air. Crisp appealed, but tho
Spcakci declined to cnlcrlnin the up
pcnl. Mr. O'Feirall (Dem.) then
took the lloor to nddiess the House
upon tho case. Thciu was somu confu
slon upon the Hour.
"The gentleman fiom Virginia." sild
the Speaker, "is entitled to the atten
tion of the House. Those who do not
care to' give him their attention will
Theio was a laugh, the noise subsid
ed nnd Mr. O'Feiuill piocceded
The Ways and Means Committee
cave a public taiilf heating 'his moiu
lug. Mr. Mudermcycr of Xevv Yoik,
representing the Ilaincy Peak Tin
Company, appealed and argued in
favor or "an imposition oT duty'on ini
poitations of tin.
The lion. John W. Candler, ehali
man of the Woild's Fair Committee of
the House, has been selected as a dele
gate by thu Coinmeicliil Club
of Iloston lo lcpiescnt it nt the
meeting of tho Ksccutivo Couucil
of Ihe National lloaul of Tuule
I Mr. A. J. lhilfoid of tho Ahsociatcil
Prc-s, who bus been confined to his
homo by illness lor bonlu weeks, io
Mimed his duties at tiie Capitol to day.
The House Committee on Public
Lands today oidcicd a favoiablc re
poit on the bill cieuting two new land
offices in Nebraska.
Tills morning a copy of the second
edition of the "Congiessional Direc
tory" was laid on ench Senatoi's desk.
The books aie bound In blight blue.
MIt. III.AIM: AGAIN lll'.lt UA VUI)
lie explained by saying tint the other
patty weio iiisiinguisiicu people, nnu
that the proprietor had ordered special
attention paid them. "Ho believed
Hint thciriiamu wasIcDonald." When
ihe waiter was told of hts mistake ho
was much chagrined. His anxiety was
fo great that lie probably would have
had n fit had he not been told that they
would say nothing further about it. It
may bo stated that tho Senator and
Mis. MoDonald had tho host the hotel
afforded during the remainder of their
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Ni.w Yoitit, Feb. 0. Money on call
loai cd at 3 per ceut. Krchangi! elosed
Steady; posted rates, 4.bt4.88; actual
rates, L8:!5(7?L8.13 for CO days and t.STK'O
C.bTJ for demand.
Governments, steady; currency 1's, 1.10
bid; 4's, coupon, l.'-lOl bid; 4i'e, coupon,
1 CM J bid.
'the stock market this morning was dull,
and aside frUIn Heading, LacVawinirra, Pa
elllc Mall and tho Chicago and Kasl
crn Illinois stocks, Hock" Island and
the Sugar Trusts, there was very little
(lading ot momcut and tho changes
were slight. At the opening the market
was firm and fractionally higher, nud dur
ing tlio first half bom, under the lend of
Faclllc JIall, which advancod 1 percent.,
prices recorded further Improvements
From 10.30, however, until noon prie.'i
werewiak. Pacific .Mall lost Its earlj nd
vaucc. 'Ihe Chicago and Fast Dli mis
stocks were especially weak. The ionium
declined .1J(30J and the prefened ( per
cent, to 707 but recovered to 7U It iek
Island dropped 2 per cent. At noon p-ieen
were generally fractionally below the elos
Ing prices of Saturday, At this wiitiur
the market is dull.
A tldll .11 list
bo Talitm by Uio I.elslti
tn ltnUo Mourn.
Hi:i.i:xa, Mont., Feb. ;t. The vail
ous appropiialion funds in the hands
of the State Trcasuicr have
been piantically exhausted. The Statu
Ticasurci'has informed United Slates
MnrBhal Irvine that ho will not allow
any moio bills for the support of con
victs until the Legislature makes the
necessary uppioprlations. This Js a
eiisisin thu situation of Statu aflalis,
and is thought it will havo tho efreet of
forcing the Legislature to pass somo
measures this week.
Tin: mioi'i.ii'tkics in uouitr.
THE MAIL-BAG REPAIR SHOP
y.illtur (') itlc : 'I hero are itlll other cases
of petty tyranny or robbery, whichever j on
with to call them, displayed by those In
charge of tho mall-bag-repair shop which
your repoiter has failed to notice. Ono Is
this: AMien tho ladles aro furloughed or tho
work gives out, the sacks that are left ou
the floor are gathered up, and if, when they
aie Inspected, a small hole Is overlooked,
tho sack Is tukeu to ono of the forcladtes. '
She mt'iids it and It In tukeu fiom tho one
who should be credited with It and given
to the forelady. The person w ho, perhaps,
has worked a half or three-quarters of an
hour ou the sack has to logo It. If aicniou
straueu Is made, they aro liifoimed that It
is Major Tyler's oiders.
'Iho fact Unit a prefeieuco Is shown lu
tliu work Is too plain to deny. Somo of
the ladles, where tlio work Is fair, will
average lilt) or nUty sacks, and other days,
Ufllig more thiead, will not cet forty. At
tho same time u i ertaln clnoi of )ouug lady
fuvoiltes will use less thread and their
average will continue light along at nov
entj and eighty a day.
Hut yie good work of Tin Cm no has
had ono good effect, for they have cleaned
up and started tho duster lu motion onco
more. F.cry elToit Is being niudu to sltl
ptcFS the true state ot allalrs by tho ring
lu eliaigu of the woik, mid It Is almost, Im
pi Fslhlc to get a statement from ouoof the
L employes for fear of being dlseliaiged.
Mr. Demur ii has elrculatcil a petition for
tlioludletoIgii, staling that the articles
published In Tub Ciiitio wcae falwf. Mapy
ot the ladles, who signed said afterward
j that they signed It Just to keep tljclr places.
V. 11 11V 11V1IIVD lUbllb,
Aniitlu'l' KMort 1'or mi Ailjoiiriiinent
nr the Trial.
When the pilson vnu pulled up to
the dooi of the City Hall tills morning
ICnte Fitday, the expeit shoplifter,
slopped out as unconcerned as you
please, but not bo with her companion
in crime, Sarah Lewlss, whose progress
down the steps of the van was Blow and
labored. Shu showed evidences of her
leccnt sickness and did not appear to i
lie in coniiiium loruini. vynctiicr this
was nljcclcil or not was haid to tell,
as it is known that fieouent efforts have
been made to delay pioceedings In tjls J
nun. iui iiiu iiniiciaiiYu oiuur iiiaiu
by .Judge Uiiighftiil on Filday gave tlio
defendants to understand that they
must bQprcpaicd for trial to-day,
Uptli vvpinen weio veiy neatly rttllicd
in black, and no sooner wo)e tliey eou
lined In the eoiirt cagu than they were
in coufcience with thcir'uttoiiiey and
f i lends. That they would lesort to
another clTort for adjournment could bo
nsi,ci talned by their conversation, op
tluigiouiulth.it S.unli Lewlss was too
unwell to stand ti Ini.
"I was pressed to put In nn appear
ance In eoiut this morning if 1 died (or
it," said thu woman to .Ilm Sprlngman,
"for 1 want to ovoitluow this iinprcs
slop that has gone out that il Is a pro
concerted plan on our pait to delay
proceedings. What motive would wo
have to lay lil jail lii'ie Goodness
knows we have been theio long enough
now, and we want the suspense over
"My wants uro very few, Indeed, and I
can live comfortably on J85 a year," said
"Yon received a largo sum of money
from the public sonic time since, Jlrs.Par
ncll. Would you mind telling what, use
you uiatloof II t"
"It went to pay piehslug ilehts."
"All of Ity"
"Kyciy cent, and more would have gone
that way had 1 had It."
'Tho amount of money which was sent
you has been variously Mated at different
times. Will you plcaoe tell me tho exact
"The tolul amount which I have iceelved
fiom all soureis is tl,33i)."
"It Is stated. Mrs. Paruell, that vour
pre sent destitution Is tluo lu p.(rt to your
piopensltv fur speculating In stocks. Is
"Llko many other ruiimrs. It has some
foundation iu fact. I have, It is ti tic,
bought- stocks, ou the market, hoping tlioy
would rise iu value and thereby enable me
to pay oil my debts."
"Andy out speculations did not turn out
"No; on the eontiury, tlioy were veiy uu
foitunute." "It bus been stated that you Intended to
apply for a pvufiou on in count of jour
futliei's sen lees."
"Yet; I liopu togtt siimethlug fiom tho
guieiiiinejit xoine day, but they aro very
slow In Wubhliigton "
WHAT CONGRESSMEN' LAUGH AT.
Mr, Spiluger I ilso to a parllaniculaiy
'Ihe Speaker Tim gentlemiin from Geor
gia has the lloor, and tho Chair bones that
gentlemen of his own party will lcfraln
from Interrupting him. Laughter ou tlio
Mr, Springer 1 deblre to ask when a mo
tion to adjourn will bo lu order.
Iho Speaker Iho Chair said yci-tcrday
that he would Indicate when tho proper
tlmo came. Laughter ou the Democratic
Ident Drttmlitur, .11 r. Cnppingnr,
llleil Yoritorilii) .
Secretary Hlaine met wilh another
sad bcicavemcnt yesteiday morning in
the death of his eldest daughter, Mrs.
Colonel J. .T. Coppingcr. Shu had been
111 with pneumonia for several days and
her death was not unexpected. All
day Saturdoy her condition wns known
to be exceedingly ciltical, and hope of
her recovery was practically aban
doned. Colonel Coppingcr, who had
been notified ol her condition, reached
the pity Saturday and was at the bed
side until her death at live o'clock this
Following o soon after tho'ilcath of
Walilei'Hlaine. the death of bis daugh
ter is a heavy blow' to the Secretary, and
the utmost sympithy is being ex
pressed on everv side for the bereaved
Inmily. Mrs. Coppingcr was uucon.
scions for liouri, be! ore. her death. All
the Immediate members of her family
weio present nt tho lust-moinent
Thu fuueial will toko place fiom St.
Matthew's Ohm eh to moriow morn
ing nt 10.110 o'clock. Huv. Father
Sb"crnian, son of General Slicunnn, will
officiate, and the Inteimcnt will bo made
atOnk Hill Ccmcteiy. Cardinal Gib
buns will be piesent.
The Picsident. the members of the
Cabinet ami a largo nu inber of liieuds
called eaily in the morning to oppress
their sympathy, and ns the news spread
through tlio, city sorrow for the Seuie
taiy aiul his, family was universal.
Death has been busy in the family of
the Secrelaiy of State, the most recent
example, prior to the deatli of Mrs.
Coppingcr, being tliu decease of his eld
est son and contidcutiiil co-vvoikcr, Mr.
Walker lHainu. which occuricel on
Wednesday, .lanuaiy 15, 181)0. .lust
half a month previously, ou December I
;n, itffu, .vioiviiiou. niiitne, moiiier of
the Sccicttuy, died at thu Indian traiuliur
school, near Salem, Oie., of which ho
was the bend teacher. On Miueh I,
1S8.1, whllo Sir. Cleveland was being
innuguialcd President of tlio lnitcd
Slntes, his defeated opponent was iu
Haltiinme attending the fuueial of his
sister, Mis. Elia lllainc Walker, wife
of Major It. O. Walker, who died two
days pievlously on Chmlcsstieet, llulti
moie. A sister of Mis. lllalnu died iu
ccntly Iu Maine.
GKOr.NI IIOU II.VY,
A Kino Proof
In Now lit
Sunday win. "Gioiind Hog Day," nnd
If his hosbIp followed all rules and
picccdcnts ho came out of thu hole into
which ho has but lowed himself nil
winter and, falling to see his shadow re
llccled upon ground, concluded that
winter wns at an end and that ho would
remain out with his fellows IIiliF ho .month.
seen hts shadow, and If hojwjw jvjTvell-
hcliayd hog, ho wpuld hava jmmcdlT
leturncu to iiuitoie anu remained
.lay Williams did not cc'lubi. it c tlio anlval
ot a new heir nt his houso last week, as one
of our reporters caused us to say. Hut his
sister, Air. IM. II. Knupp, who formerly re
sided In Aurora, lately i rebcnted hor hus
band with a verj flue bright now baby boy.
Aiirvinilll.) JMly Xtim.
You ran order Till. Cuiric by postal card.
It will bo sent to your addioss every even
ing for iin cents.
nducflou ot 10 per cent, has been made ou
Ihe niqrk-dowii prices lu our children's suit
nud oieuoat dtpaitmclit. I'lseiiuin Uios.,
7lb A K.
Call up telepboiio No. 'iRI-3 nud older
ini: Curriu dellvired to you foi .).i cunts a
"80 W or flght.l' Boo "War!' Itobert
pou'8 advertlseiucnt.Ju Till) Su.nuay Cap-
1TAI"e- '- ' i "
linpiirlaiit SieitKlou Held lit
Dclegaies lepiesentlng tho Postolllce
Cleiks' Association of the Pulled Stales
met In convention at tlio Itiggs House
Ibis moi ning at 10 o'clock. The delegates
picscnt icpreseiitcil ucaily eveiy 11 rat
class office In the Union, and numbered
about tlfty. Those olllccs that were unt
personally joproscnted, weio voiced In
the convention by pioxy.
The pi inicpal "subjects of discussion
will be tho eight hour law and thu do
inanil for auannual vacation of IS days.
They aok lheo slight concussion fiom
jhe Government because they cliim
Hint (ho duties of postolllce clerks aio
as difficult mid exacting ip. lho-.c iu
oilier ileputiiiciifs of thu' publiu sciv
tcc; Unit tlioy nio compelled to
woik. tluoughoul tho year,
lucludiijgi , rjuudays nr.il lipll
ijavs,. vuhQut.v?lhe usual, tcjinqfiooj
iv'Sflon rjinte'tl lo employes. In Other Do-
will sri: tiii: govimsnji ent.
Ciller i:ncltieer Hall's Widow UliarceK
Isiiial ) Ulcers nltli ratal Xeclect.
SviiAcusi:, N. Y., Feb. S. It is bo
llovcd Hint the widow of Chief Engi
neer G. W. Ilnll of the U. S. steamer
Kipsic, who was buried at Lafayette
last week, will bilng an action against
the United States Grvcrnmcnt for be
ing, through Its ofllcers, accountable foi
her husband's death. After Mr. Hall
was tnken off his vessel at Apia, he io
quested a much needed leavo of ab
sence bv letter addressed to Admit al
Kimbcriy, who, it Is said, replied:
"You will sec that this request is not
Cldcnco 1'oatolllco Clerk Orcnulo.
Chicago, Feb. S.' Spmcthlng llko
ISO clerks fiom the various divisions of
the postolllce main room met at the post
olllce yesterday afternoon at 15 o'clock.
Tho object of the meeting was tho
foi matlon of 11 permanent orgatiiitiou.
of clerks. Tills was effected under the
titlu of the Chicago Postolllce Clerks'
Association. They instructed the Sec
retary to foiward lo New Yoik an In-
E dorscmcnl of tho system iu vogue theio.
mil will endeavor to nave a similar
I plan adopted for Chicaco eight hours
a uav, anil sraueu saiancs tiom lyiiiiu to
NecrofH Uillnu to Tcxiih
Hiiimimuivm, AI.A., Keb. .1. A speelut
train with 1,000 negro emUrants on board
iiurlvid hero yeoterday over tho Geoigl.i
Central Hallroad. The negroes aro en louto
110m souiu Carolina to Louisiana, anu
Tonus. 'IhCT weio packed Into the ears
llkosardluesluabow Nona of them seemed
to kuotvwhcro they were going, or what
they would do when they reached tholr
destination. Tlioy sceluei to trust every
thing to tho agents w ho had them lu chin ge.
l.'pliloinli' of MontnKltlii.
(iAiNisvu.ir, Tkis, Feb. !1 News
rcuihed hero jektorday from the lielcher
district, twenty inlles west of here, that tho
meningitis epidemic, which broke out thorn
a week ngo, Is spreading with alaiinlng
llrcrill .Sti'iuildllllis Arrived,
II wuii 110, Feb. 3 'I ho steamship Itugla,
fiom Nuw Yoik for thli port, arrived hem
Nuw Y0111;, Feb. 3 Arrived Vuraul
fiom Liverpool; Celtic, from I.lvcipool.
lllttrlet CJovuriiment Notes.
Tho District Commissioners have rejected
thii application of Oeorgo Schweitzer, 1""1
SeTcnth street north a ear, for retail liquor
Twelfth stiect and the boundaryVhas been
rccoutiiioreii anu npproveu.
Pilvato S. S. Smith. Seventh Prtcltiet,
bus resigned, to taKe elfi ut ou the 1st,
A penult lias boon uranted to MIssNolllo
Shedd to build three two-story frame build
ings on lot 10, block 14.
It. O. Prather has been granted permis
sion to build a one-ttoiy frame hul 011
Nay lor road, ,
Mr. 'lliomas II. Cavauaush, ex -Secretary
ot State for Kansas, and at present Superin
tendent of Public Lundi, Is at tho National
application for wholesale ll'pior
1 ot L. Gardiner, southeast corner ot
'Iho question might be asKed very appio
prlatcly of Colonel William It. Morrl
sou, luter-Stato Commerce Coinmtssioiier,
"Wheie did you get that batP The one he
wear almost constantly Is a smull 'felt,
which Is u chronic misfit.
1'ASTS reduced to f3,00,
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