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THE WASHINGTON CRITIC, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1890.
EEPORTING THE CODE.
ONE HUNDRED A QUORUM IN COM
MITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
Jtcpnhllcnns I'nror tlio Mnjorlly He
port AVlillo the Democrat Illttorly
Oppnso It YImTft or Speaker Kceil
nnd I2x. Speaker Carlisle,
Tito new codo of rules prepared by
Speaker Heed nnd Mr. Carlisle reviews
the rules from standpoints of tlio gen
tlemen nnmed. 'The minority report on
this question deals only with some
radical changes which tlio Democrats
object to very vigorously, whilo the
inajoiity rcpoit is in detail,
The manner of determining upon n
quorum to do business under the con
stitution would onllnarlly bo under
control of tho Speaker. There Is a new
rlnufo providing that no dilatory mo
linn shall be entertained by the
Speaker, that is, merely dilatory of par
liamentary law. There are no words,
this report says, which can bo found
which will limit members to the proper
ut-e of proper motions.
The abuse has grown to such pro
portions that the parliamentary law
which governs American assemblies has
found it necessary to keep pace with
the evil nnd to enable-tho majority, by
the intet venlion of tho presiding olllcer,
to meet by extraordinary moans tho
extraordinary nbuso of power on tho
part sometimes of n few members.
The report provides that when a mo
tion is made by dlicction of a committee
1o suspend tho rules and lis a day for
the consideration of n bill previously
reported by it a majority vote shall bo
Milllclcnt to agree upon the motion.
The rules concerning the Committee
of the "Whole are dealt with as follows:
"It is proposed by the inajoiity to
mako a quorum of tho Committee of
the 'Whole House on the state of the
Union consists of one hundred members,
or considerably less thin one-third
of nil the members of tho House.
Every bill appropriating money or
property or raising revenue must have
its llrst consideration in this
Committee of One Hundred.
Since tho organisation ot the
Government it has required the samo
number of members to constitute) a
quoium in the Committee of tho
Vholo ns in the House that is,
iv inajoiity of all tho members
elect nnd that is manifestly the true
rule, becauso the committco is com
posed of all tho members of the House.
It is, indeed, the House itself deliber
ating as n committee. " " "
It litis always been so universally
conceded that a Commlltae of the
Whole House was simply tho Houso it
self that it has never been considered
necessary to prescribe In the rules what
number of members shall be necessary
to constitute a quorum in such
ccinmiltce. The Constitution requires
n mnjotity of nil the members
elect to constitute a quorum to do busi
ness in the Houso and without any rule
on the subject. The samo number has
always been recognized as ne
cessary in n. Committee of the
"Whole, and whenever it found Itself
with less than that number present and
voting it has been compelled to suspend
"Tho "counting in" rules that caused
so much bitterness dining the recent
struggle in the House over tho Smith
.Tnckson contested election caso Is thus
"This is the most radical, anil, iu
our opinion, the most dangerous, inno
vation proposed bv tho majority.
If agreed to, " it will not
only "overthrow tho construction
that has been unlfoimly given to tho
Constitution for more than a century,
but it will enable less than a majority
of the representatives of the people to
pass the most impoitnnt laws, nitecting
the interests of tho whole country.
The personal nnd propeitv rights
of the cltb.en, protected here
tofore by laws enacted by tho
votes of a majority may be impaired or
dcstioyed by tho votes of a mere frac
tion of the members of Congress,
for if less than a inajoiity may
constitutionally pass measures in tho
House, of couiso tho same tiling may
bo done In the Senate. In the samo
way enormous sums of money may
be appropriated from the public treas
ury tor tho most unconstitutional
nnd improper purposes, nnd tho in
terests of the tax-payers completely
subordinated to theseltish demands of
piivate individuals nnd corporations.
"Without cnteiing hero into a dis
cussion of the constitutional question
involved in this proposition, we
most earnestly protest against it
it as a measuie of the most
dangerous and revolutionary character.
Any jule or praellco which enables tho
Speaker or the Clerk to piss
bills by countiug members present
ana not voting will inevitably
result iu destioying the conlldcnco of
the people in tho integrity of leg
islation. The concluding clause of the report
deals with the action of the mnjority
members of the committee iu abolishing
" certain privileged motions, and sums up
ns lollows: All parliamentary motions
Heretofore recognized in tlio House nnd
simpry proviuing max memuers mane
such motions only ns tho Sneaker may
sec proper to permit, nnd tauo only
such appeals from Ills decisions as he
may seem proper to allow, should havo
the merit of directness and simplicity.
This rulo would bu no more unreason
able or unjust than tho one proposed
nnd will have the effect of preventing
contlicts upon tho lloor by advising
members just exactly what their rights
JtKAVY (1AI.KS AI.L OVIIll,
lYaalilncluii, Ilouetor, Kxcipea With
Nothing Worse Than fi Klilnv 11 .
Ycsterdny was a great day for storms.
It might not havo been known from
ivhnt was to be teen or felt In this city,
hut from the Ciulf all nlong the Atlantic
Coast nnd throughout tho country gen
erally theic existed by nil odds'tho
worst windstorm of tho tenson. While
3!innesotawas revelling In a hlUard,
nnd thopcoplo of sunny California had
pcaicely icenvercj from the backaches
they contracted while shovelling their
wny through snow dilfts, Washington
people were grumbling because the city
was visited by an carlj luitumn rain
htonn. Tho wind swooped ncross tlio coun
try from tho west all day at the rate of
forty miles nn hour, clearing ri broad
belt of devastation In Its wake, but paid
u graceful tribute to the superior
quality and fotce of tho nitlclu with
-which AVashiimton has recently been
fciipplled from the Capitol by quietly
dodgingmound this city and not re
covering its breath again until it com
menced operations nt Norfolk to tho
(South at tiie rate of thirty-two miles an
hour nnd struck New York nt n thirty
eight mile gait.
Tho doy was a disagreeable enough
ouo fiom u Washington standpoint.
Tho drizzling rain, which commenced
on Fiiday evening, was suoccedoj In
tho early morning hours by n steady
downpour, the monotony of which was
occasionally varied by an oUrnordl
nary heavy shower. This state of af
fairs continued until late In the nfter
npcu, when the rnlu ceased, nnd there
was a Blight llury of snow, which was
succeeded by what tho mow or lesi
eloquent nnd exprcsslvo language of
tho weather bureau called "clearing
at d fair."
In a few hours tho streets over which
tho pcoplo had been slushing and slip
ping nil day wero as dry as a bono, and
after dark ttie stars twinkled through
tho dry, crisp nlmosphcro ns brilliantly
ns tho diamonds in a hotel clerk s
shirt bosom. Over nn Inch nnd n-half
of rain had fallen dining tho day, but
by 10 o'clock you couldn't tell by look
ing nt tho streets that there hail been
nny rain for a month.
A CitiTtc reporter called at tho Signal
Olllco Inst night, nnd after running tho
gauntlet of n number of gentlemen
who uerc busily encaged in drawing
mniks all over maps of the United
Slates with red nnd blue pencils, found
tho young man who had charge of the
weather for the day. From him ho
lcnmrd that Texas was to blama for
the whole business. Tlio storm started
out on Its travels from that Stato bright
nnd early on Thursday morning, and
has Lccn careening around the country
Yesterday it fell in with n companion
from tho llocky Mountains and tho
iialr started out on a regular old tear.
Thero wero heavy snowfalls from Ten
nessee to the lower lako roglon, nnd an
unusually heavy rainfall throughout
tho country. A cold wave followed in
the track of tho storm, but AVashington
will, so tho young man says, not par
ticipate Iu this to nny great extent, nnd,
after a fiuo clear Sunday, wo will havo
wanner weather to-morrow.
runner l'lnjiland 1IH IVlfo AsinnUca
l!y llurelam for Thnlr Manny.
Pj.AiTBiii.-no, N. Y.,Fcb. 8. Ilnnsoni
Floyd, n respected and wealthy farmer,
aged 7.1 years, who resided with his wife,
aged 0(5 years, two miles north of West
poit, had prepared to retire at 8:30 last
evening. Mrs. Floyd sat reading tho
family Bible with her husband at the
sido of the kitchen stove.
Mr. Floyd was suddenly startled by
tho furious baikmg of tho watch-dog,
which was chained at tho barn. Before
ho had time to seo what the trouble
was or to guaul himself ho saw a man
ith n bandana handkerchief fastened
over the lower part of his faco cuter tho
Tho burglar demanded all the money
that was in the house, nnd threatened
to shoot the ngd couple unless tho
demand was complied with. Mr. Floyd
lcfustd to give up his money and was
sliuck with a club in tlio back of the
head. The burglar also fired two shots
nt him. He became unconscious from
the effects of the blow and remembers
no more of what occuircd.
On regaining consciousness he found
his wife lying dead on the lloorina
pool of "blood. Thcio wero several
gashes on her head and sbo had been
shot once in the body. Tho Bible from
which she had been leading was still
clasped In her hands.
It was evident that shohad not had
time to protect herself or to lice from
the muidcier The houso had been
ransacked, but nothing was taken.
The burglar had probably become tcr
litlcd by his nwful deed, and he bur
lied away without making n thorough
seal eh for booty.
There were two certified checks,
amounting to $2,275 and $2.75 in cash
left untouched in a bureau drawer.
Mr. Floyd had received tho monoyyos
teiday moining for farm produco and
wood, nnd it is thought the burglar
and murderer know of this and ex
pected to obtain a largo amount of
money. Theic is not tho slightest cluo
toluemurilcicr. J'loyd may recover, al
though his wounds are dangerous.
cashing usi:r.i:ss ciiix-ks.
Curl JSitrlter's Pretty WlTo CIIiikh to
lliln In Ills TrouMe.
Carl Bailccr, a young German re
cently man icd, was arrested yesterday
afternoon b- Detective Homo on the
charge of obtaining money under false
pictenees. He ia n comparative stranger
in the city and is living in n inodo3t cot
tage on Floiida avonuo with his pretty
little wife, who has clung to him in his
Ernst Gerstcnberg, the restaurant
piopiietor of tho Avenue, indorsed a
check for $30, which was cashed by
.Tames 51. Smith, n lawyer. Gerslen
here: himself cashed a check for $13
signed by Baiker. When tlio paper
was presented nt bank it was discovered
thulBaikcr had no money in bank, and
complaint was mado to tho police. Tho
man is now locked up nt the Sixth pre
.ludgo Loui-sGottsehalt, who was re
cently appointed Consul to Stuttgart,
leaves New York for his post next
Wednesday. The .Tiulgo is n citizen of
Los Angeles, a stalwart llepubllcau
and a leader nmoug tho German ele
ment of his parly. Ho served as a del
egate in the convention which nomi
nated Abraham Lincoln for President.
He has served St. Louis as a Stato Sena
tor and left behind him a splendid
record as a circuit iudsro in that city.
Somo years ago ho went to Los Angeles,
wlinrn tin rmnln. enmn innnr.v In thn rflnl
i CBlau uool am now returns to his
. fathciland as a
representative of his
adopted count ry.
Colonel Tourtellot Dead.
WooshOCKirr, It. I., Feb. 8. Colonel
Libbeus C. Tourtellot died to-day at his
homo hcio In his 8 llli year. Ho was a
native of Mendon, Mass., aud had been
in cotton work longer than any man
living in this country. Ho was n cap
tain in tho Third Ithodo Island Heavy
Artillery in tlio war of tho rebellion,
being senior in command at the taking
of Foit Pulaski, and was subsequently
a biigadier general In the militia. Ho
was a pi eminent Free Mason and Odd
Klilniipplni: a Senator.
Ilr.CKNv, Mont, Feb. 8. Sheriff
Paiker, who is on his way to Helena
with Senator Pecker, was arrcstsd at
llo7cman this afternoon by the Sheriff
of Uallalin County on tho chargo of
kidnapping the Senator, lie waived ox
nmlnalion'antl was placed under bonds.
A the matter now stands Pecker is in
Booman with tho sheriff, and unless a
specinl Is employed ho will not reach
Helena before to-morrow.
Will limit' for Ul Crime.
Bi-.i.ixn.vn:. Pa., Feb. 8. Alfred
Andrews was sentenced to-day to bo
haiiL'ed for tho murder of Clnra Prlco
at Kaitmms on November 27 last.
Andrews showed no emotion, nud in
reply totthe usual question said ho had
nothing to say.
Home UnttliiciiMiPil I'UMenROM.
New Youk, Feb. .8 Among tho passen
gers on the French liner I.a Norraauulo to
day wero I'hico JJhuloop HIiijjU of Hindoo
fetnii; I.oon lleltlngiiet, Chancellor of tlio
Kreiicli cousuliitu at Ilmiululu, ami Henri
Ycirlllolt, delegate of Trauco to tho Mari
I.Awnni;, xni: iiuuvT regulator of tho
liuinnn sjMoin, duos not contain any dele
totalis substance. It is prompt aud sate.
I'rtre ouly 'i& ccuts.
Mr. II. T. lluow v, 11 vine In SUady Grove,
J'rnnklln County, Ya . snya- Having thor
oughly tested Ur Pull's Baby Syrup In my
family I cheerfully certify to Its uniformly
good effect, aud recommend It as a most ex
SOCIETY'S GAY WHIRL
IS CALLED TO A HALT BY MONDAY'S
Cnblnot Itnreptloim, Cnril 1'nrtlen nml
Other Snr-lnl Gathering Worn
Mnppeil tint r.cntoii 1'rujorn Will
Ho Soon In On! or.
Tho season of 1800 Is over nnd will go
down on record ns ono of tlio most
tingto which Washington has over
known. It virtually camo to a closo Mon
day morning when tlio first snd tidings
of tho frightful calamity in th) Tracy
household brought everything to n
sudden standstill. A few private en
tcitnlnments will yet bo given heforo
Ash Wednesday, but tlio crush Is over.
Tho White llouso receptions, with tho
Slate dinner to hnvo been given last
Thursday, together with the dinner to
havo been given last night by tho Vice
President nnd the second card rccoptlon
for the 13th Instant, hnvo nil bcon post
poned until nftcr Lent. Tho Cabinet
houses will nlso bo closed until after
Lent. Among tho various card recep
tions to have been civen by the Cabinot
wero those on tlio oth, 14th and 17th In
stants by Secretary and Mrs. Noblojono
on tho 17th instant by Postmaster-General
nnd Mrs. Wnnnmakorj two recep
tions by Secretary and Mrs. Wimlom,
nnd two by tho family of the Secretary
of the Navy. The cards for tho latter
receptions were nil addressed nnd neatly
piled In tho top bureau drawer in Mrs.
wilmcrding's room, nnd.with the excep
tion of tho damage done by water, wero
brought out bj' tho firemen and laid on
tho tcrrnce, where a number were taken
by people iu tho crowd to bo kept as
Mrs. Lincoln will give a small tea, to
which the invitations nro verbal, in
honor of Mrs. Wlnthrop.
Mrs. MncDonnld will plvo a tea from
4 to 7 at her residence, 1511 It street.
In tho evening tho subscription srer
ninn of foity couples will bo given nt
tho National Illlles' Armory under tho
nusplccs of tho following committco:
Mrs. Richardson Clover, Miss Porter,
Miss Ptoughton and Miss Myers. Mrs.
Halo will rccclvo tho guests nnd Mr.
Fred Poor will lend tho cotillion, for
which tho favors havo nearly nil been
prepared by tho committee. Mrs. Mc
Kcc,will lako no part in tho entertain
ment, as she bnd Intended prior to Mon
Kx-Senator and Mrs. Henderson will
give n reception to the Pan-Americans
at 0 o'clock.
Mis. K. C. Walthall will cive a tea
from 4 to 7 at her residence, 1711 Rhode
Mrs. I)c Ford Webb will hold her
Mrs. Barney will give n tea from 4 to
0:30 nt her residence, corner of Six
teenth nnd K streets.
In tho evening the Danclnc Class will
be entertained by Mrs. David H. McKco
at her residence, corner of M street and
Mrs. D. P. Morgan will hold her sec
ond caid reception from 4 to 7.
Mrs. Lyman Tiffany and Miss Tiffany
will give" a tea from 4 to 7.
Mrs. Win. Dunlop will give a tea from
4 to 7.
In tho evening tho last of the soiics of
assemblies will bo given at the National
Mrs. Outerbridgo Horsey and tho
Misses Hoiscy will give u lcccption at
In tho evening a musicnl nnd dramatic
cnlcitnlnment for tho bcnellt of the
poor of AVcst Washington will be given
at the Seminary building at 8 o'clock.
Senator and Mrs. JJolph, will givo a
Dr. Louis Mackall and the Misses
Mackall have issued cards for a recep
tion from 8 to 11 on tho evening of tho
Mis. Lewis, wife of tho Right Hon
orable llishop of Ontario, after a stay
of several days nt the Arno, left
Wednesday to join her husband at tho
Uiunswick in New York nnd be pres
ent with him tho following dav at a
dinner given in their honorary Mr. and
Mrs. Picrpont Morgan. The llishop
aud his wile will return to Washington
on the 17th instant, as Sir Julian and
Lady Pauncefoto have tendered tho
use of tho legation ball-room on the
18th instant in older that Mrs. Lewis
may meet and interest tho social world
iu ono of her many charitable projects.
As Miss Ada Leigh slio visited this
country several years ago aud, assisted
by Miss Okie, after a meeting held one
morning in Mis. Kndicott s pailore,
succeeded in raising quite a largo
sum of money for the establishment
of n homo for youug American and
English artists and students in Paris.
The object of tho meeting on tho 18th
instant, for which occasion cards will
be issued, is for tho purposo of raising
tho amouut necessary to pay off tho
debt now resting on a houso to bo called
the "Helping Hand," situated near the
Garo St. Lazaro, in Paris. Tho building
was given by an American woman for
this purpose, with tho proviso that the
money should bo raised to pay for tho
ground on which it stnnds. During
tljg past summer the Prlnco nnd Prin
cess of Wales were present nt a bazar
concert civen by Mrs. Lewis at the Lou
don rcsidenco of Hon. Cyril Flower,
in aid of the samo project, llaronoss
Rothschilds nnd Princess Mary, Duchess
of Tcck, are warm personal friends
of Mrs. Lewis and materially aided in
the accomplishment of her charitable
The tea given yesterday by Mrs. C.
M. Matthews and the Misses Matthews
at their homo in Georgetown was an
unusually enjoyable ovent, tho pretty
rooms, with tho lights and (lowers, f orm
ine; a welcome contrast to tho steady
downpour outside. In tho library was
bprcad n small tca-tnblo, with a centre
pieco of yellow jonquils, whilo La
Franco roses decorated tho tr.blo In tho
dining-room, where Mrs. Samuel
Wheatley piestdcd and servod colico.
Tho hostess wore a gown of black silk
nnd jet, and wasnsslstcd in receiving by
her daughters. Miss Emily and Miss
Lucy Matthews, In whlto "India silk;
Mrs." Henry Matthews, in her wedding
gown of white satin; Mrs Pitt Coiko,
pink crepoj Mrs. Corcoran, black laco;
Miss Nellie Wheatley, gray gaiuo over
pink silk; Miss Fannie Wheatley,
pink nun's veiling; Miss Mary Wake
Jones, black silk nnd Jet; Mrs. Ben.
Hcllcn, pink India silk; Mrs. Comino
doio Nicholson, black silk, with gold
passementerios; Mtss May Sawyer,
black lace; Miss Maud Sawyer, white
nun's veiling; Miss Kate Dongal, whlto
nuu's oiling; Miss Nina 11 rod ley, white
lace, and Miss Tlrah Mackall, whlto
India silk. Among tho guosts were:
Mrs. William Duulop, Mrs. aud Mus
Thorn. Mrs. Thomas Wood, Mr. and Mrs.
AVm. Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Iloldjivorth
Gordon, Mrs. Ilatcs, Mrs. Johns. Mies D ilsy
lllllluee, Mrs. Greculeaf, Mrs, John Heull,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Walter Wheatley. Miss Kmtly
Hyde, Mr. Barry llueklcy, Mr. Samuel
ueatley, tho Misses Wheatley, Miss Von
Daclicnliaufcii, the Misses Ilalley, Miss
Stuuslmry, Mr. and Mrc. Albert Stuart,
Miss CUudln Stuart, Miss Mulr, Miss Ma
I Dorscy, MIbb Jeinilo Horsey, Mm. John Pa t
Itn, Mrs. Philip Darnclllo. Miss Magelo
Danielllc, Mrs. John Trimble, Miss Jonnlo
llcnll, Dr. llarbiut. tho Misses Mackall, tlio
i MImcs Dnrnollle, tlio Misses Sawyor, Com
I modoro Nicholson, MUs Kmlly .Mew, Miss
Miss Shcpnrd, daughter of Colonel
1 Elliott Bhcpnrd of New York, was to
hnvo come to Wnsliington on Monday
I lastns tho guest of tho President jind
I Mrs. Harrison, when tho sad occur
1 renccsof Hint day temporarily dolaycd
I her visit. It had been the Intention
of Mrs. MeKee to havo given a party in
hcrhonor to the young pooplo of soci
ety, who would then hnvo enjoyed tho
novel cxpeiienco of dancing in the East
Room, where crash was to havo been
spread over tho earpot.
Ex-President nnd Mrs. Clovclnnd
went to Genovn, N. Y., on Thursday
to ho present nt tho marriage of Mr. W.
S. Hlssell of Buffalo to Miss Louisa
Sturgcs. Tho ceremony was performed
nt the residence of the brides' parents at
0 o'clock. Hy special request of tho
citizens of Geneva tho ex-President and
his wife held a lcrcptlon from 4 to 5
o'clock. After tho ceremony, which
was followed by a card reception, Mr.
nnd Mrs, Cleveland left with the bride
nnd groom on their wedding-trip.
Mrs. George Whitfield Rrown was
assisted nt hercnjoyablotca on Monday
last by Miss C'ulhbert, Miss Jcsslo
Cuthbcrt, Miss McLaren, Miss Thomp
son and Miss Aldrich. Tho receiving
parly stood in front of nn alcovo with
an clfcctivo background of palms. Tho
gown worn by tho hostess was white
faille and lace, with corsago kuot of
whito Parma violets; Miss Cuthbcrt,
white silk, witli bouquet of white hya
cinths, nnd Jiiss Thompson, scarlet
crepe de chine. In tho dining-room n
number of young gentlemen assisted in
dispensing tho delightful collation.
Among tho mnny guests present wero
Mrs. Ross Perry, Mrs. Hoes, Mrs. An
drew Coylc, Sirs. Arthur Payne, tlio
Misses Weeks, Mrs. nnd tho Misses
Paydcn of South Carolina.
Tho death of Mr. Hugh Garland
Mccni, tho hero of tho Nowburg, W.
Vn., mine disaster in August Inst, oc
curred ten days since, at Mount Savage,
Md., whero ho bad gone to spend tho
Christmas holidays with a friend. Tho
brave young fellow, whoso heroic con
duct in rescuing men from tho sub
merged mines has becomo a mntlcr of
liislory, was taken 111 with typliold
fever tho day after his arrival, and in
spite of every medical attcntiou never
The dinner to havo been given by
Representative and Mrs. Hittto Speaker
and Mrs. Reed on Wednesday was post
poned on nccount of tho funeral of Mrs.
nnd Miss Tracy. Singularly enough
the first occasion on which the dinner
was to havo been given was tho even
ing of Mr. Walker Blaine's funeral.
The report that Prince Hatzfcldt and
his wife would soon come td America
to make their home in New York is in
correct, ns they havo no such inten
tion. It Is quite possiblo that they
may come to New York next autumn
for a shoit stay, as tho Princo has
never visited America, but their home
will always bo abroad. At present
they are in Paris, where Prince
Halzfcidt's father is their cucst.
Sir Julian nnd Lndy Pauncefoto had
issued invitations for a dinner, to bo
followed by n dancing reception on
Wednesday evening last, but recalled
them at tho last moment, as a mark of
respect to Secretary Tracy.
Miss Nellie Ilaynid is tho guest of
Mrs. Clymer. Lx-Secrctniy ilayard
and Mrs. Bayard spent several davs in
tho city last week, returning on Thurs
day to their home in Wilmington.
Mrs. Tsui Kwo Yin wife of tho Chi
nese minister, accompinied by her sister
Mrs. Sho, lias enjoyed several prome
nades lately in Dupont Circle to the in
tense delight of tho minister's 12 year
old son, who is always their companion
on such occasions. Tho ladies seem to
experience considerable difficulty in
engineering their way safely over the
asphalt pavement between the Le
gation nnd tho Circle. Their timidity
together with their grotesque move
ments never fails to excite tho highest
decree of hilaiity in the youngster who
evinces his enjoyment of tho scene hy
peals of laughter.
General and Mrs. Alger, nt present in
Boston, will return to AVashington in
tho courso of a fortnieht, when they
will bo joined by tho Misses Alger anil
General and Mrs. Clarksou, for n trip
to 'Fortress Monroe on tho li)th instant.
Hon. Amelia B. Edwards, tho dis
tinguished Esyptologist, will bid fare
well to America In March, ner last
lectures, under tho nusplccs of tho New
England AVoman's Press Association,
will be given in Boston. It i3 expected
that Mrs. Edwards will visit Washing
ton in tho course of a fortnight and a
number of entertainments nro already
being planned in her honor.
Tho marriage of Miss Susanno Eirlo
to Mr. Ogdeu Jones of Now York will
take place nt her rcsidenco on George
town Heights February 15. Mr. Jones
will take his bride for a wedding trip to
Bermuda, and in tho early summer will
Mrs. Mullan cntertalued n party of
fourteen ladies nt luncheon on Thurs
day in honor of Mrs. Cammack of Bal
timore. Tho decorations were jonquils.
Among the guests wero Mrs. Dolhh,
Mrs. N. S. Lincoln, Mrs. Crosby, Sirs.
Preston, Mrs. MoKenna, Mrs. Morrow
and Mis. Squire.
Tho entertainment on Thursday
evening, tho 13th, for charitable pur
poses, nt St. John's Parish Hall, will
bo ono of pleasure to them who tako an
interest in music and recitation. The
young ladles in chargo have arranged
n very nttraclivu programme.
Mrs Gral. Van Rensselaer and
family will leave Washington on tho
14th instant to mako their future homo
at Northampton, Mass. Mrs. Hull will
also mako her home nt that place.
Miss Kclton, who is tho guest of Mrs.
Dr. Brooke nt Fortress. Monroe, was
given a german by tho young pooplo of
the garrison on Friday evening.
Ex-Minister McLano is in tho city,
tho guest of Mr. Johnson of I street.
Mrs. Representative Baker of New
York will hold her last reception on
Fiiday next at tlio Rochester.
Mrs. Senator Wilson will bo at homo
to her friends on Thursday next.
Mrs. Thomas Taylor of 238 Massa
chusetts nvcnuo noithcast, though con
valescent, is not yet able to seo her
friends, but Miss Robena Taylor will
bo at homo to her friends the remaining
Mondays in February.
Tho ladies interested In the free dis
pensary or Capitol Hill nre preparing
for nn entertainment to bo given in its
aid at tho National Hotel during tho
Tho sewing circlo of tlio Ladles' Aid
Society of tho Garfield Hospital met on
Friday at tho residence of Mrs. Slckols,
Connecticut nveuuo. Thoobiect of the
sewing circlo is to mako nillcies for tho
bazar to bo hold In connection with n
gnrden party in tho early spilngnt CiUi.
metPlnco In aid of the hospital. Among
thoso present wero:
Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Dr. Until, M, Thorn
ton, Mrfl. Johnston, Mrs, burrows, Mm.
Cliapiii.Mrs. lilies of Michigan. Mrs Judgo
Bcney, Mrs. Metzerott, Mrs, Schotleld, Mm.
Hall, Mrs. Fold Thompson, Mrs. Hint,
Mrs. John W.l'andler, Mrs, Ilohlltzal, Mrs.
Kcirro, Mrs. Tulloclc, Mrs, Kuthcrford,
Miss Frazer, Mrs. Senator Dolpli, Mrs nnd
Senator l'arwell, Mrs. l'arkcr Maun, Mr i.
Kellocg, Mrs. Wlllard, Mrs. Lc ghton,
end tho Mleecs t'alia Smith, Hutchinson,
llutherford, Metzerott, Taylor, Hose, Hep
burn, lloywood, Schoilcld, Carman, Dag
gett and Jennings.
Some beautiful work was shown, and
n delicious lunch was then served by
the generous hostess. Tho next meeting
will bo held at tho residence of Mrs. Si
mon Wolf, 1123 Fifth street
A progressive ouchro party was gl
lasll Thursday evening nt the reside
of Mrs. McFnlls, No. 1000 Ninth st:
northwest, by tho ladles nnd gentlemen
ot tlio nousc, tno Honors uemg carnuu
off by tho following-named ladles and
gentlemen: Mrs. Dr. Hill, Mr. Davis,
MIssDovlllcu, Dr. Hill, Miss Pattonand
Mr. Mcicer. Tho lareo dining-room
wns thrown open at. 1 o'clock, whero n
a bountiful repast was served.
Mrs. Daniel receives on Thursday
from 4 to 7 o'clock at 1700 Nineteenth
stccel, assisted by Mrs. Senator Stewart
of Nevada, Mis. Goncral Hooker of
Mississippi, Mrs. Charles E. llcald of
Virginia, Miss Aldrich. Miss Flauua
gnn of New York, Miss Whlto of New
York nnd .Miss Webb of Washington.
IJrnnliiH Wyiniin Suyn It. Will lionollt
C'nnnria nml tlio United Stntcn.
RociinsTr.it, N. Y., Feb. 8. At tho
Chamber of Commerco banquet hero
this evening, Ernstus Wiman, replying
to tho toast "A commerco that should
bo continued, " said that if ono doubted
n piovidcntlal dispensation ho would bo
convinced by recalling tho procession ot
events included in the discovery of
America, tho Declaration of Indepen
dence, nnd the creation of a great nation
by making available tho enormous re
sources for tho good of mankind.
But if tho linger of Providence was
plainly discerned in tho development of
half tho continent, how clearly docs It
point in the direction of tho greater por
tion of that aiea included within tho
British possessions, containing, as it
does, resources of such great wealth
which could ho rendered contributory
to the continued progress and prosperity
of tho United States.
It wns further urged that tho condi
tions existing on both sides of tho bor
der were extremely fnvornblo to an im
mediate commercial partnership be
tween the two countries, affording to
the United States a needed market aud
a frco supply of raw material on the
ono hand and to Canada nn outlet and
needed development ou tho other.
The Liberal party in Canada, at tho
next general election to bo held within
fifteen months, with n slight encour
agement from tho United States, would
make this a test question, and, if suc
cessful, would elect n Parliament that
would favor a commercial intercourse
between the two nations as free aud un
lcstilctcd as that which prevails be
tween tho States of tho Union.
A CniNABIAN'S MISSION.
Ho is Oolnc Homo to Rnvo tlio Ilcmls
of l'our Coolies.
Chicago, Feb. 8. Tong Seng Wall
Kcc, a Boston Chinaman, en route to
his native land on a mission of mercy,
has arrived in Chicago. He was seen
pulling n fragrant Havana and spouting
English lis llucutly as if to tho manor
born. He told what his mission was.
He was going, ho said, with evidence
which, he hoped, would save the heads
of four poor coolies, who came to this
country, stalled a laundry in New York,
and ono of them, takiug sick, decided
to letuin home. On reaching there
they wcio accused of treason and burg
lary and condemned to death.
If he'airivcsin China in time, Wall
Kcc says that ho thinks ho can save
them, " nfter which ho will visit old
fiicnds nnd scenes nnd then come back
to Boston for tho bnlanco of his days.
Wah ICco is well educated, speaks four
languages lluently and is frequently
called upon in Now York and Boston to
act as arbitrator. Tlio idea that a China
man's sole purposo was to get money
enough to tako him back to China, ho
says, is entirely erroneous. Tho Chinese
that nro already hero havo come to stay.
They like the country, tho people aud
everything in connection with it. Tho I
prejudice ucainst tho Chinese keeps
them down in this country, but in time
that will bo wiped out and his country
men bo allowed a landing on these
AI.AltMING STATK OF Al'FAIRS.
I'csult of nn Inspection of tho Indi
Ixdiaxapoi.is, Feb. 8. Tho Slate
Board of Health has completed the ex
tensive and novel sanitary survey of the
school-houses in Indiana upon which
it has been nt work for many weeks.
Reports havo been read from 0,180
schools. Tho acsults of tho survey are
alaiming nnd demaud attention from
tho autnoiitlcs. In tho schools report
ing mo 12,833 near-sighted pupils.
Eighteen per cent, of tho grouuds
need" drainage, 71 per cent, of tho
houses nro not properly ventilated, 12
per cent, nro not propeily heated, 34
per' cent, hnvo blackboards between tho
windows. t!0 per cent havo bad water
supply, 45 per cent, havo dangerous
nuisances near them, 0 per cent ro
quiro Poles to be vaccinated, and in 52
per cent, pupils coming from families
in which contagious diseases are pre
vailing are not excluded from school.
Tho dnngerous nuisances referred to
are cemeteries, ponds, etc. Tho danger
ous evils nro shown to bo tho ventila
tion nnd wnter supply. In mauy in
stances tho arrangements of outbuild
ings nro such that a deltberato purposo
lo taint the morality of tho pupils would
hardly havo suggested uuy different
I'.KVIVIND TUK WHIl'I'ING l'OSr.
Sixteen Criminals Flogged at Tril
Wu.siiNOTON, Dm,., Feb. 8. As a
result of a week's sitting of the Court
of Oyer and Terminer sixteen men, of
whom thrco nro white, were whipped
at New Castlo this morning by Sheriff
Allon. Tho total number of lashes ad
ministered wns 10U.
The whippings took plnco Inndrlving
inin storm. Tliero wero but few spec
tator nnd no incidents of especial note.
Just prior to tho whippings n pardon
was icccived from Governor Biggs re
mitting tho ten lashes in the caso of
Howard J. Woodward, convietod of
stealing somo money. Threo of tho
prisoners, who wero to hnvo received
six lashes each for stealing chickens,
had one lasli cacli lcmitted by tho court.
MurldiiKs nt the l'ottolllco,
Sccretnry Tullock of tho Board or
Examiners, who went through tho ex
amination of tho nppllcantsfor appoint
ments lo clerkships nnd mall-carriers
in tlio AVashington Postolllco, says that
they expect to get through with the
markiug of the examination papers In
about two weeks from next " Mon
day. It will bo icmcmbcicd that
thcio weio nearly ninety nppllcauts and
tho piocess of passing through all thoso
papers is ncccssaiily slow and labori
ous. After tho examination made of
applicants last year it took nearly threo
months to complete tho markings, but
tho hoard this time proposo to push
tho woik through with tho utmost
WE WILL HAVE A OLUB.
NO INTENTION TO SELL THE FRAN
CHISE TO OUTSIDERS.
rielillnc ami Younjr to l'lRlit in This
City Now l'rlro-Fighting ltulo
(lonilp of tho Diamond, Illng nnd
Sporting in General.
There can rjo longer bo a doubt that
President Hcwctt intends to havo a
Lcnguoclub In thisclty, notwithstanding
tho statements to the contrary, tho
rumored sales and the accumulations
of theories respecting AV'ashlnglou's
futuro as a baseball town. Pro3ldent
Hewitt declares that thero Is to bo n
club, and the'ro is no reason to doubt
the truth of his declaration. To a
Ciutic representative yesterday, Presi
dent Hcwctt said: "There seems to bo
n feeling of doubt among the baseball
patrons of this city concerning the
futuro of tho Washington Club, dosplto
my frequent assertions thnt tho club wns
to remain In existence ns n member of
tho National League.
"This doubt has been occasioned, I
daresay, by tho statements published in
outsido newspapors, llrst respecting my
dcslro lo get out of tho baseball business
nnd nftcrward with regard to tho sale
of tho Lcaguo franchise.
"I havo never contemplated tho salo
of tho League franchlso to nny organl
tlon outside of thisclty, but I did think
nt the closo of the last season of retiring
from tho business. AVhon tho season
of 1880 closed tho AVashington Club
was behind, not only Iu tho
rnco for tho pennant, but nlso
llnnnctnlly. This was mainly duo
to bad weather. AVo had lost almost
every holiday on account of rain, and
this with tho other bid days that oc
curred during tlio season, brought tho
club out a loser. Had we bcon nolo to
tako advanlago of the holidays, I bc
liovo wo would havo been nil right, but
as it was, tho club was behind aud I de
termined thnt 1 would not ruu tho club
alone another year. I announced this
openly, nnd when 1 went to tho League
meeting nftcr tho closo of tho season I
wns still undecided as to what I in
tended to do regarding tho AVashington
"The other members of the League,
however, wero so anxious that I should
lcmaln In tho organization, nnd the
change in the percentage of receipts to
bo given tho visiting "clubs gavo such
improved prospects to tho weaker clubs
that I concluded, that, whether alono
or not, I would kcop AVashington in
tho League. That resolution I have
strictly adhered to.
"The managers of tho Baltimore club
opened negotiations with mo with n
view to securing an interest in tho club
in oxchnngo for" somo of their players,
whom I wanted, nnd n correspondlnc
interest in tho Baltimore Atlantic
Lcaguo club. I did not, however,
contemplate selling tho franchise to
Bnllimoic, nnd when the decision in the
injunction suit brought by the League
against tho Brotherhood, rendered it
impossihle.for tho Balthnoro people to
transfer their playeis, tho negotiations
between us wero dropped.
"Since then I havo not by either
word or act implied that tho franchiso
was for sale. The talk nbout a salo to
the Detroit Club grew out of n brief
conversation that occurred between
Piesidcnt Stearns of Detroit aud myself
at the last meeting of tho League. 3Ir.
Stearns asked mo what I would tako for
the Lcaguo franchise, and I mentioned
my figure, no did not make mo nn
offer, and if he did I would not- now
accept the sum I mentioned then. You
can depend upon it that Washington
will remain in tho League if I can keep
It there, and I am ceitaiuly doing my
utmost with that end in view."
The sincerity of Mr. Ilewctt's re
marks can be best appreciated by a
knowledge of what ho has already
done toward securing n team for this
city and making tlio other necessary ar
ranceiueuts for the nnnroachinir season.
He has secured a lcaso for live years of
tho new grounds between Sixteenth nud
Sevcntccth and T and U streets north
west, and has given to Mr. A. Gleason,
tho well-known contractor, the contract
for erecting tlio grnud stand, club
house and other buildings. Tho grand
stand is to bo far superior to the ono at
tho old grounds, both in the matter of
comfort and general convenience, and
will be, as Mr. Hcwett says, "Ouo that
a lady need not be ashamed to enter.
"1 ho construction of the buildings
will bo superintended by James Dunn,
who thirties tho work cau be completed
within threo weeks. AVork will prob
ably bo becun about tho 10th of tho
mouth, AVith regard lo securing play
ers. Mr. Howctt ha3givcu Ted Sullivan,
his manager, permission to secure all the
young players ho believes aro likely to
strencthen the team, and at present ho
has obtained enough younr; blood to put
tho club on nn equal fooling with any
oilier in tho League, excepting possibly
Brooklyn, Cincinnati and Indianapolis."
The latest acquisition is Nicholas, a
catcher from tho Interstate Leaguo, who
is said to hnvo dono remarkably good
workdurlng tho last season. Tho other
players who have been signed so far aro
as lollows: Rlddlo ond Byrd, catchers;
McCoy, Mnlonoy nnd Philips, all from
tho Southern League, pitcheis; Whis
tler, first base; Ben Hill, third base;
Jordan, Bacdcr nnd Blnckford, out
field, and Stover, all-round player.
These men, some of whom nro known
In AA'nshington, havo all demonstrated
considerable ability for youngsters, and,
in the opinion of Mr. Sullivan, arc
likely to develop into ns good players as
the League possessos.
Baseball authoiitlcs throughout tho
city arc becoming enthusiastic over the
outlook for tho coming season, and aro
now satisfied that tho Washington man
agement is thoroughly Iu earnest. AV.
C. McGlll, ono of tho best known wri
ters on baseball in the city, who has
been thoroughly conversant with tho
details or an Mr. ucwcu s negotiations
during tho past six months, declares
emphatically thnt Washington's uaso
ball prospects wero never brighter. In
whatever way tho Lcnguo's suits against
tho Brothcihood terminates, AVashing
ton will not he nffectcd, and., as a natu
ral consequence, its position is ono of
THE ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION.
A proposition has been considered by
somo of tho mcmbeis of tlio Atlantic
Association to put n club in this city.
Thero is liltlo probability of their doing
so, however, owing to tlio fact that
with a League club hero the pntronago
will undoubtedly bo given to that or
ganization. Tho American Associa
tion conceived a similar plau early In
the season, nud had madu all arrange
ments with pcoplo hero to tako chargo
of it. Their plans, howovor. wero based
on tho expectation of Washington's
withdrawal fiom tho League. AVhcn
this did not occur, tho Association
managers abandoned tlio project and
Brooklyn was admitted to complete the
Georgo Schock, who played iu AVash
ington during tlio season of 1838, has
signed with thoMllwaukco Club, Ho
will cover second base aud will proba
bly captain tho team. Shock played
great ball during last season, and the
AVashington management wero ciidcav
oi lug to secure him,
Tho Brotherhood ccrtninly does not
lack in generosity in fixing salaries.
Tho salary list of tho Chicago Club
amounts to $00,000. Tho oxpensos in
laying out grounds nnd erecting stnnds
and fences will probably bo in the
neighborhood of $ 10,000.
Manager Harry AVrlglit has taken the
first stcj) toward getting tho plnyors to
gether for tho projected Southern trip
for early practice. It is his destro lo
start for Jacksonville, Flo., this week
nnd ho has sent thereof notices to all
players under contract for the coming
Tho Cleveland Lcaguo Club will
bring suits against Strieker, Tobjnu
Bob Barr's contract with Rochester
calls for no Sunday games.
Arthur Irwin has taken tho Dart
mouth College team in hand.
AVilmot is booked for ccntro flold on
tho Chicago Lcaguo team.
Manager Barnlo snys his Baltimore
team will win tho Atlantic Association
Tho Leaguo ciuu in i'lttsuurg nas
now twenty men under contract.
riRLDlXO AND YOUNfl TO KIOIIT.
A match has finally been arranged
between Joe Fielding of Enalaud aud
Billy Young of this city." the two
smartest lightweights that havo been
brought together in this vicinity sinco
Barney Aaron and Collier battled for
tho championship years ago. Tho
match is to be ten rounds for n purse of
ifJJoO n side, under jlnrquls ot (Juccns
berry rules. Gloves will bo used and
tho number of rounds will bo limited lo
ten, so thnt there is llttlo chance of n
knock-out. Tho fight, however, will
servo to demonstrate wlilch of tho men
is the better.
This question of superiority between
tho two is one thnt has occasioned gen
eral interest nmOng sporting men.
Young has been for some llmo tho un
disputed possessor of tho District light
weight championship, and the efforts
recently mado by his backers to match
him against McMillan showed how
highly they estimated hl nbility. The
appearance of Joe Fielding, however,
caused a decided falling off in tho
number of Young's admirers. Fielding,
entirely unknown to the AVnshington
public, met Young In a three-round ex
hibition match nbout a month ago, aud
on that occasion ho gained such a de
cisive ndvantngo that the Youug peo
ple could scarcely believe their eyes.
NEW l'lOHTINO nui.i:.
Tho California Athletic Club has
established a rule in connection witli
the contests to take place in their rooms,
which will ccrtninly prove exceedingly
satisfactory to the general public, evcu
if it is not quite n souicc of pleasure to
the pugilists themselves. They havo
dcciuciTto have a competent physician
in attendance before each of tho con
tests, who will examine tho men thor
oughly nnd decido whether or not they
are in or out of condition. This, it is
hoped, will hnvo n tendency to cm tail,
if not to pi event altogether, the puciilo
excuse which has been offered by al
most every defeated man during the
last ten years.
Kilraiu was out of condition when ho
fou'e.ht Sullivan, nnd coming down tho
listot neuters it is round tliat in almost
every instance tho defeated man in the
fight has beenontircly unfit for tho ring
at the time he was defeated. The pub
lic puts little faith in such excuses, and
will bo pleased to have tho condition of
tho men decided upon by an expert in
such matters before tho battlo begins.
J'JIIZJM-'IO IITINU l'.Vl'.NTS.
Young wns, of courso, out of condi
tion, they said, or clso Fielding could
not hnvo stood in fiont of him, and to
show thnt they believed thoir own as
sertion the two have been matched for
aten-iound contest. The tight will
take place within tho next thrco weeks
at n point yet to bo decided upon. Both
men. aro now training- actively, and as
each is exceedingly clever an interest
ing "mill" is anticipated. Fielding is
n trifle lighter than Youue, but in other
respects they aro well matched.
Among the events which nre to
transpire in tho near futuro are tho bat
tles between Jack Dompsey and the
Australian, McCarly, for the middle
weight championship, nud between
Jack McAuliffo and Jimmlc Carroll,
both of which arc to tako placo in Sau
Francisco. All the men nre now in that
city and aro trainiug haul.
McAuliffo nnticipatcsnn ensv victory
over Collins, but Dempsey is" keeping
silent regarding his coutest, and seems
to fully appreciate tho fact that ho lias
a haul light hefoio him.
C0I.UM1UA ATIIJ.KTIO CIil'll.
Tho Columbia Athletic Club is
making moro extensive preparations for
out-door spoits than wero ever known
in tho history of the olub. Captalu
Sam Stcinmctz, tho director of nthletios,
proposes to organizo as soon as possiblo
la crosse, football and baseball teams
that ho believes will compare favorably
wiin nny amateur team in the country.
There nre a number of new men in the
club fresh from tho different colleges
throughout tho country. They have
all hau plenty of experience during tho
past year with tho college teams, and
nre now leady and anxious to lend
their efforts to the success of the club,
Asyct nothing dcllnito has been de
clared upon, but nt tho next meeting of
tho board of governors on AVcdncsday
night n committee on athletics will be
appointed nnd actlvo preparations will
be mado for the spring nnd summer
games. Dates will bo made with tho
various collegoand athletic club teams,
and it Is not unlikely that as many inter
esting contests will bo witnessed nt tho
club's grounds as will be furnished by
the piofcssiounl players.
Tho club has" secured Ihi services of
Tommy O'Nell, foimerly track master
of tho Brooklyu Athletic Club, and ho
will bo put In chnrge of tho grounds on
Annlostan Island nt once, with instruc
tions to put them in tho best possiblo
TUK 1IACINII OUTLOOK.
The racing outlook is almost ns en
couraging as tlio baseball prospect. As
slated ycsteiday, the executive com
mllteo of tho Jockey Club formally
decided to hold a spring mooting. But
In addition to this tho club has virtually
decided to join issues with Balthnoro,
Philadelphia nnd Now York In estab
lishing a trotting circuit, nnd will nr
rango for a trotting meet nftcr tho
spiiug limning meeting. Secretary
Mclntyro of tho Brooklyn Jockey Club
is aiding the club In arranging its pro
gramme. Mr. Mclutyre is well known ns tho
foimer secretary of the National Jockey
Club, and has tho reputation of being
ono of Hio best men to nrraugo n fair
handicap in thocountiy. The members
of the Washington Club nru anxious
that ho should accept tho secretaryship
of tho club, and it is moro than likely
that ho will do so.
roTOMAo .vnii.rvno ci.rn,
ThoPotomao Athlello Club is follow
ing tho example of tho Columbia Club,
and is prepaiing Its grouuds for the
approaching season. They will or
ganizo baseball and other clubs, nud
will devote the attention to boating
that has usually characteilcd this or
ganization. Tlio Anulostan Boat Club proposes
to lako n hand In this form of sport,
nnd together tlies.0 clubs are determined
to hnvo a icgalta on tho Fotouino
whether tho Coliimbins participate or
not. The Analostans will receive n now
four-oared shell on Mondny, tho flr-it
they have purchased since tlio destru"
tlon of their house and boats by last
YANKEE BLUE JACKETS.
THE SQUADRON OF EVOLUTION
TARRY AT PORT MAHON,
Tho I'lnco ncmlcriiil Momnrnblo hy
tho l'nmoun Jump From tho Main
Truck or the "Old Ironlilet'
l'leiisnnt hulling In Forolg" Waters,
Pout Maiion, Minoupa, Jan, 25.-
On tho afternoon of tho 20th tho squad
ron left Carihagcnaand proceeded to this
port. It was tho intention of tho Ad
miral to land, tho battalions of tho dif
ferent vessels tor field oxorclso, but,
having failed to fecuro permission from
tho Spanish authorities, tho scheme lm
unfortunately fallen through.
Carthngcnn, although unquestionably
inteiesling to tlio antiquarian, contains
liltlo to delight tho ordinary observer.
Low Hfo and wretchedness nro every
where apparent and (hero is not n rca
pecinblo building in tho place. A visit
to the arsenal docs not inspire enthu
siasui in the naval mind It contains n
fine rope walk nnd plants for tho manu
facturer of projectiles and repair of iron
work, but there is nothing which will
compare favorably with similar estab
lishments in our own navy yards.
From tlio top of the old fortress, built
on a commanding position in the ccntro
of tho city, there ha fine view of tho
EUiroundings of Cnrthagcnn, but ono
looKs on nothing but uncultivated land
and bleak, low hills. A walk around
tho old city walls is iutcrcstlng ou no
count of tho ancient guns, which arc
still mounted, two of them with tho
muzzles blown off.
Tho harbor and modern fortiflcntlons
nro of the best, and the sucroumllng
country is rich in vnrious minerals
Thero aro between 300 and 400 mines
In active operation. After a pleasant
inn of forty-two hours, nt anoverago
speed of eight knots nn hour, wo
nuchored lu the harbor of PoitMahon,
capital of Minorca. Tlio harbor is finely
sheltered nnd tho aspect of tho country
plcasiner. Tho buildings nro beauti
fully white, and altogether the scene is
refreshing after tho barrenness of Cnr
thagcnn. It wns here, it will bo remembered,
thnt au American commodore and son
mado the teriitlc leap from tho main
tiuck of the "Old Ironsides" tothobluo
depths below. Our own Fnrracut's
father was born samo four miles from
hci-e, nnd tho great Admiral himself
visited here on his last memorable,
ciuise on the Franklin.
Tho squadron has had plenty of diill
since its arrival iiero. and its crews nt
tho present moment will favorably
compare with the best of any navy.
Ycsterdny when the geueral signnl,
"clear ships for action,' was run aloft
on the flag ship it was inrposslblo not lo
ndmlro the seamanliko manner in which
the different evolutions were executed.
Dov, u came top-gallant-masts, gards.
boats, stanchions nnd ginger-bread
work with astonishing rapidity, and in
thirty minutes the ships had assumed n
fierce and business-like aspect, with
nuns pointed for concentrated lire and
toipcdo launches surrounding thcmllko
satellites. In the afternoon the general
signnl, "Arm and away all boats for
cutting out," was hoisted, and overv
boat in the squadron was armed nml
equipped nnd proceeded alongside tho
flagship for inspection by tho commander-in-chief.
Admiral AValkcr is very strict can
cerning boat drill, and all arrangements
connected with it havo to be caivied
out in the most thorough manner, Ono
of the pi Incipal objects of the squadron
of evolution, ho maintains, is to Lullil
up and perfect n system of drill
suilablo tor tho mighty wcarons
of the day a scientific system
and, in addition, to find .substitutes for
theobsolctc spar aud sail drills, which,
shall maintain In an equal degree tho
tono nnd temper of the men, their moral
nnd physical visor. It is obviovs gun
ami in itscii will not accomplish tins.
Thcrcfoio hardy exercise in boats is ro
The squadron will remain here until
the 151st, when it will leave for Toulon.
Large panics of our men visit the shore
daily alter exercise, and many havo nl
rendy visited the cathedral which con
tains the great orgau. On Thursday
af lei noon it played for the especial
beneilt of the officers and men of tho
squadron nnd discoursed our national
nils in a magnificent manner.
Tho Admiral and staff havo visited
ofllcially the captaln-gencrnl of tho
island, who, iu turn, returned tho call.
Tho squadron remains hero principally
for drill. Tho general health is- now
very good, (he influenza having fortu
nately almost entirely disappeared. A
general court-martial was convened on
bonid tho Boston during the stay In
Cailhagenn for tho trial of vaiious.
A Uoldcn Opportunity for tho l.rtillcn.
King's 1'alacc, 814 Seventh street north
west, will lnaueurato tho great clearing
6nlo on account of rebuilding.
Owing to tho great Increase In oural
l duly ei tensive bueiuess and th) desire of
nddlng new lines, such as dry goods, no
tions, ladles' aud ceutlcmcn's furulshiuf;
goods, wo havo been compelled for want of
more space to lcaso tho adjoining building
now occupied by tho Fair, which wo antict-
iiato occupying by January, or at the latest
'cbruary. To combino tho two stores into
one requires extensive Improvements, and
to mako room for tho builder wo are com
pelled to close out our entire stock, con
sist I nc of one of tho most stylish and fasti-
lonablo lines of millinery, ladles', misses
and children's cloaks, corsets, kid gloves,
furs, ribbons, velvets, jerseys and other
articles too numerous to mention.
What Is one's loss is auotker'a gala. AVo
arowllllugto benefit our thousands ot pa
trons at tlio very height of tlio ooatou by
disposing of our entire stock at a sacrifice.
While they aro In need of goods, such a
chnncohns never been offered before, and
ulllowonio willing to make tho sacrilice,
wo anticipate all in need of desirable goods
to cmbraco this opportunity. How, bear
In mind, every dollar's worth of goods must
bo sold before bulldinc.
Kino's Pal ion,
814 Tth st. n. w., bet. U and I sts.
Tho ArllDcton 1'ire Insurance Co,
For the District of Columbia,
Cash Cnpttal, J!C0,Q00.
Wallers, Cox, president; William Kln,vlco-
pieslileut; W.K. Itlley, Charles lMmonston,
William Gait, P. Thomas Drown. Dr. J W.
II, Lovejoy, Dr. Y. W. Johnston, 1'. h.
C. D, Mauryj treasurer; Frank T. Hawlhur)
Onicc, If 05 Pennsylvania avenue, noitli of U.
lluy Your Merohnniltic at Homo.
Tt.ero IsnoRood or Justifiable reason why
any onorcMdlliK In this city should unto
New York to mako their purchases. It you
nccdanjtulnK In tlio furniture lino, unlul
stery, deccratlons, &o go direct to llouxh
lon&L'o 'a representative estubllshmoiu. at
ISIS and 1220 1' street uorthwoit, nnd there
yon will lind exactly the sito class of good
il at will bo shown you la Now York, nod at
tl.o Hiino prices, nnd thereby save tluiu,
money and voxntlou of spirit, and nt tint
snino llmo ssslstlni; to build up ono of tlio
hnndboracst cities In the world.
lludden's Itcprrsimtutlru Installment
Tliln tcllablo Instullment establishment, lit
030 and 0-U Soventh strcot, hai a oompleto
stock of all kinds of mcvel.andlso that Is re
quired to furnish a woll icgulatod household
atcusliDiiccs on tho Installment plan, and
dictate your own terms,
Tor lVuHhliicton Dressed lloer
go toj.ilmlt. Kolly, stalUC2H,o?)and 030 Con
tra Market, and -M and :3 Northern Liberty,
lernod beef a specialty,
Vlik$4r( A., eu