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The Washington Critic
22D YEAH NO. 6,7.'J0.,
WASHINGTON, D. C PATUKDAY lOVENTNCt, "MAIK'II 1, 1800.
PBIOE TWO CENTS.
atsto the Front!
Wo have had a good ileal to say to
j mi lately about tho UVENINO SUN
1 1 AT. Don't believe you know It when
ynu itm ncios it. Do you? Hero's a
THE EYEING SON RUT.
An Alpine ShnpowllhaFlango Brim.
Tt Is more dressy than tho other soft
shapes and not quite as plain and set as
tlio Dcilty or the Silk Hat. For an
nil around, every-day hat wo tliitil;
you'll like "The Evening Sun." Dif
ferent from its name, it is just in tho
uioi ning of its popularity.
Wo liavo them in two shades Illnck
and lirown fiom
$1,50 io $3,
SAKS AND COM'Y.
Constantly shrinking in shape. Get
ting smaller and smaller. Aud the
Fiuallcr they get the nobbier jauntier
There's n difference between the im
poi ted shapes aud those blocked at homo
hero, and n difference in the llnish.
"Which is the best you'll have to de
cide. Tho one that pleases you.
They're both in the best qualities.
Ave received eovcnly-flvo dozen ot the
foreigner early this week in about ten
dill'eienl shapes and as many shades.
$2,50 to Si
They arc light from London. Off
tho same blocks that shape the hats
that the roynlty wear.
THE MILLEU TSLOCK THE
"VOl'MAN BLOCK THE KNUX
BLOCK. Three of the loading do
mestic Derby shape, have "come out"
The Jliller has a half lound D'O
The Youmny has a Hat set brim.
The Knox a ciipa crown and a D'Orsay
You can't get hats with the quality in
them these of ouis have for the prices
vc charge you. Tho price to keep it
down is a problem with us success
fully solved so far.
$1,90 to $3,50,
SAKS & COMPANY
The Spring Styles are ready.
The Yonng Gents',
"Wo carry these giades
$4,50, $5,50 and $,
"Wo don't cato where you hunt for
them who makes them or anything
about it bettor hats arc not blocked
than these, and our prices stand from a
dollar to a dollar and a half under
SAKS & COMPANY
Jockey Caps in square, round and
upcr crown for tho children.
48c, to $1,50,
A docn Sailor Shapes new patterns
98c to $2,50,
Tho Glazed Sailors arc popular. Ours
me tho impound ones. And some
.Ladles' Yacht Shapes In sauio effect,
AIM) lmpoiled Crush Hats and French
J'ockct Hats, IJlcyclo Caps, Uniform
Cans everything in that prlco and
flyle correct ahmys.
m i Go.
WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS,
Monday, March 3d,
At the Washington Safe Deposit Building,
916 and 918 Pennnsylvania Avenue,
.Siirplni (nlil In
Chailes Baum, Edward F. Droop, O. C. Green,
"William A. Gordon, Gcorgo C. Kenning, John 1). Langhorne,
Emmons S. Smith. Samuel S. Shcdd, Emil G. Sehafer,
John T. Yarncll, and Bcrlah Wilklns.
GEOltGE C. IIEXNIXG,
With their Franchises,
Tho Evening Critic Newspaper,
AVilh an exclusive fraiichiicfrotuvthc
united 1'rcss Association lor an after
noon paper, now in the twenty-second
year of its publication, and
The Sunday Capital,
w ith a telegraphic servieo from the Xow
York Associated Press, now in the
twentieth year of its publication,
with their type, appurtenances, pa
tronage and good will, to
gether with a type revolving Iloe
perfecting single and double press
(costing when new !?ip,r00, and equally
as good as new) are offered for sale,
and if not disposed of by private treaty
bcfoio tho 10th of March will bo sold
on that date at public auction.
Thero Is but ouo other afternoon pi
per published in "Washington with Its
population of over 250,000 and only
one morning paper. It Is believed that
to competent and energetic newspaper
men, possessed of a fair amount of cap
ital, no better opportunity can bo of
fcicd. Tho terms of puichase, which will bo
llbcinl, (as the present owners liavo en
tei prises which preclude their conduct
ing it), and all other necessary informa
tion will bo furnished (m application to
Tun Evi'.ni.vo Cisitic
Tin: Sunday C.uttai..
Captain Joseph Fvffonml Commodoro
John F. JIcGlenscy, U. S. N., liavo
been oidered to repot I for examination
Lieutenant ltldgcly Hunt lias been
detached from duly in connection with
the Jlnrlno Conference and oidered to
duty lu tho Bureau of Navigation.
Ensign E. Williamson has been given
ono y eat 's leave of absence from Jlaich I.
Chaplain W. F, Jlonison has been
detached from tho iccclvlng ship Frank
lin and ordeied to tho Alliance nud the
Lieutenant John .1. Moore lias been
granted a fuilough for a year fiom
Jlaich 1, with permission to leave tho
Junior 1'rliieeton Orators,
Piiinckton, March 1 Tho results
of the pielliiilnnry contests In oratory
for positions in the junior orator con
test In Juno were decided last night
n ml tho appointments given to tho fol
lowing men. G. J, Turker, Mlllllntown,
l'n.; Cilnglo Jones, South Charleston,
O.; J. C. Movers, Columbia, Pa.; O.
11. Wallace, Scwlckley. l'n., from Clio,
and Samuel Semplo, Philadelphia: 31.
M. Mlnnassian, Constantinople, Tur
key. G. II. Stephens, Montrose, Pa,;
E.'W. Evans, jr., Trenton, N. J , from
Whig. Tho tlnal contest will bo held
on tho Monday before commencement.
Consumption or OhumntiKno,
In ten j ears, ending December 31, 18SU,
2,020,811 cases weio Imported, About one
quniter was (), H. Mumru A Co.'s Extra
Dry, or over 323,000 cases moro than of auy
imlil hi). H'joo.ooo.
niltniu - c), $10,000.
BKENTON L. BALDWIN',
Tin: si:.vr, coNrit.vcr.
What Clcncrnl Tull'rleH of tho Alaska
Trading Company Say.
General Jeffries, tho repicscntallvc
of the Alaska Trading Company which
used to have the exclusive light to kill
seals In Alaska, was at the Treasury
Depaitmcnt this morning to sec Secre
tary "Windom. He says that while
sony his company failed to get tho
right, which was yesterday awarded to
the Xorth American Commercial Com
pany for tho next twenty ycirs, he is
not at all dissatisfied with what has
been done and has no complnint to
The lease for tho Xorth Anieiican
Company is being made out by tho So
licitor of tho Treasury, and will be for
mally signed in a few days.
mi;.s.hi:uizi-.i tiu; uiiu.s,
Ami Tlie.r Tried it On Knelt Other
With Hail IteHitltH.
Nnw Yoisk, Slnro't 1. A special to
the World from Sioux Falls, S. D.,
soys: On n rainy day recently Prin
cipal TJowcn of the public schools
amused his pupils with experiments of
A few days later the pupils tried tho
same thing with unfortunate results.
-Nellic-Skinncr. went into convulsions
and Myillo Dixon was overcome bv
excitement and tmablo to control her
limbs or shaking hands, and several
others were wildly excited. Stella
Boss' nerves wero worked up to such
an extent that she fainted at tho sight.
Much indignation is felt at Piineipil
Bowcn. and his resignation may be de
manded. ici: may m: scAKUi:,
Ten Thousand Outhunim Idle on I.'tlco
Wiiiti'.hat.i., X. Y March 1. Ten
thousand men along Lake Champlaln,
who three dnvs ago were diiveu with
work, aro to-day idle. Most of them are
under contract with big Now York com
panies. It has been ruining the greater
pait of three days. The ice has left
the small streams and this section, and
tho ice in Lakes Champlaln and Gcorgo
has tapidly decreased from thirteen
inches in tlilckness to nine and less.
About half of tho nine-Inch ice is
soft and unlit for use, so that practically
thero is littlo left in Lake Champ
laln. Unless very cold weather comes
vciy soon tho famine next summer will
be the most seveio ever felt.
tiu: insxitii'T tiovi;isNMi:Nr.
MatleiH of Intercut Trnnsnlrliie lit the
Tho District Commissioners, reply
ing to it letter from cx-Policemau
Fayette 11, Klmr, withdrawing his resig
nation, have informed him that it has
all cadi' taken effect and the vacancy
Nelson 11. Walker has been appointed
a Hrst-class piivato on the Metropolitan
Jlessis. Atchison and Looncy, con
tractoisfor tho lepairs on tho Tenimlly
town road, have been notified by tho
Dlstilct Commissioners that unless tho
repairs aro promptly made the District
will make them at their expense.
Tho District Commissioners lmvo re
ceived a communication from the pas
tor nnd several members of the .Ion
(coloted) Baptist Church, on F street,
between Third and Four-and-a-half
streets southwest, asking that licenses
be refused to two saloons in that iielgh
boihooil, ono two doors from the
church and ono opposite It. They com
plain thai the aiiemianeo ot mo con
gregation at theso saloons is so great
that it is sometimes neecsirry to sus
pend set vices In tho church.
Tho Chinese Minister bus written a
letter to tho District Commissioners
complaining that tho watting station re
cently established by tho Metropolitan
ltallroad Company near tho Chinese
Legation Is oiTenslvo, owing to tho
crowds that congregnto thero aud tho
odor which emanates from tho horses.
Ho asks tho Commissioners to take
steps to abate tho nuisance.
Tho order inado lit December Inst by
the Dlstilct Commissioners for tho re
laying of hi Ick sidewalks on tho south
side of 11 sticet was to day canceled.
Tho Dlstilct Commissioners have de
cided to boulevard tho avenuo on tho
boundary between tho District of Co
lumbia and Maryland, nnd have also
inado piovlslons for a number of semi
circular plats on tho same.
Thomas Lynch will bo appointed to
tho Metropolitan Police force, vice
Humes llurncil to Denth,
Toi.i:no, Ohio, Match 1. About 1
o'clock this morning tho ham of Col
lector of Customs McLyman was
burned to tho ground. Four horses,
valued ut $3,000, woio burned to death,
and all the blankets, etc., were do
slioycd. Insured for 4-800. Tho tiro
is believed to bo the work of incon
THE CAPITOL SHOOTING.
EX-CONjSlKESSMAN TAULQEE'S CON
Correspondent Klncald'n Health Stint
tercel. -.Henntorn Voorhees nnd llliiclc
hum mill Iloprosentiitli en McCroary
and Oitrutli to Aaalnt tho Defense.
Tho condition of ex-Congressman
Tnulbce, who was shot by Coi respond
ent Klncaid at tho Capitol yesterday, is
lepoited to bo favorable this morning.
lie rested well Inst night and was not
compelled to take opiates. The ball has
not yet been located. An attempt
to do eo this morning failed. The
chances arc altogether in lavor of
his recovery unless blood-poisoning
should set in, and of that so far theio
aic no symptoms. Tho shot struck htm
on the tight cheek, near Iho eye, and
lanced downward. Tho ball Is probably
buried In n bone. Mr. Tnulbeo will
not, foi Innately, lose his eye, and will
bo out In two or three weeks, ban tug
Mr. Klncaid was assigned to a com
foitablo room lastnicht and passed the
lime quietly. Aside from the fact that
ho was under the guard of two police
men, ho was as well oif as ho
would liavo been in his own
looms. This morning ho was allowed
to visit the olllce of his nttorncy, Mr.
Charles Maurice Smith, under guard,
whero It was decided to apply for ball
some time lo day. If ball be allowed,
tlicic will be no trouble In giving
it. Prosecutor Amies, recognizing
Iho fact that Mr. Klucald's health
Is shattered fiom a long aud
sevcic attack of typhoid fever, and that
prolonged confinement would probably
be fatal tohltn, will not opposo the mo
tion, if Mr. Taulbcc's condition Is
Among Jlr. Kincald's callers while
ot Mr. Smith's olllce this morning was
Count Yon Stamp, a distinguished-looking
gentleman, who nddtcsscd the
piisoncr as "my dear fiicnd," and vol
unteered to become his bondsman for
If the enso should go to tilal
Mr. Smith will prob.blv
bo assisted In the defense
by Sci.s'oiK Voorhecs and Ulack
bum and ltepresentatlvc: McCrcary
and Cnruth. It is not thought,
however, nt the Capitol that,
if Mr. Toulhco recovers, as now seems
most probable, ho will prosecute the
matter in the courts. That is not the
Captain Sam Donclsou, c.x- Door
keeper of the House, who was the only
eye-witness of the shooting, still refuses
to talk -of the mailer. He has said
that he nnd Tnulbce were on tho
landing when Klncaid canto down stairs.
What followed futther than the fact
of tho shooting lie refuses to
Ho says both Air. Tnulbce
Jlr. Klncaid may talk all
want to, but as for
he has only one stoiy to tell, and that
in tho courts. Ho is a friend of both
patties, and they are, ho says, ftlendsof
his friends, and while ho deeply dc
ploics Iho matter ho will not talk about
After he was shotycsteidav Sir. Taul
bee was quickly surrounded by the
Kentucky delegation and. other friends,
and this morning the 'hospital was be
sieged by fiiends, anxious to know tho
exact condition of tiro wounded man.
The shooting was a general topic of
conversation at the Capitol this morn
ing, nnd the general feeling was Hint it
was little shoit of a desecration to in
dulge in attacks ot personal violence
beneath the dome of tho Capitol. Yet
when it was learned that Tnulbeo has
been pursuing Klncaid for months,
nnd had instilled him picviously lo
this, the only wonder is that
the shooting did not occur culler. He
had been warned to let Klncaid alone,
but contemptuously pionounced him
a cowaid aud continued his
peisccutioiis. Tho insult of yes
tctday was too gross to bo
let pass without being resented, and as
the physical disparity between the two
men piccluded a physical encounter
there was nothing left hut to shoot.
Klncaid has endeavored to avoid the
encounter, but In vain. After
his nncst, with true newspaper
instinct, ho turned to Frank
P. Morgan, concspondent of tho
lliooklyn Stitniliiril- Union, nnd said;
"Morgan. 1 wish you would send a
full account of this' to my paper, the
Moigon did so, and later in the even
ing, when ho saw Klncaid again, tho
latter inquired, "How many words did
you send?" and "Was it a good ac
These questions wero answered af
llinintlvcly, and Hie newspaper instinct
of the piisoncr was satisfied.
Just bcfoio the shooting at the Capitol
ycMciday Speaker Iteed wiote a letter to
iho lllue Glass Club, of Lexington,
Ky., declining their invitation to' visit
Uk m. In his letter tho Speaker said
ihnt he had been assured by Jav F.
Duiliam that, If ho ever went to Ken
tucky, ho would be killed. Ho
believed Mr. Durham, and while it
might bo n gain for a good
man to die, ho disliked' to
die iu Kentucky, where such
affairs attracted so llltlo attention,
lib piefeircd lo live longer nnd die
This letter was sent just a few min
utes before Mr. Tnulbeo was shot, and
Is an odd coincidence.
Charles Kincnid was taken from tho
Sixth Precinct Station this afternoon nt
2 o'clock, In custody of an ollleer, and
dil ven tolhooillcoof C. Mnurico Smith,
whcio he is still In consultation
wllh his attorneys, Messrs. Cniuth,
lllackbnrn and Smith. hen tho rep
resentative of Tin: Clime presented
himself at tho ofllco thero were several
carriages In front of tho door nnd
all thodiiveis stated lhatthoy had con
veyed people thero that wero Interested
in tho Kincald-Taulbcc cn'-e. Among
thoso who came to tho ollico was
Dr. Godding, superintendent of the
Insnno Asylum. Mr. Smith stated to
Tin: Curric representative that Mr.
Klncaid would be admitted to bail,
whether in open court or by habeas cor
pus, ho was unable to say. Ho te
maikcd, in conclusion, Hint Mr. Kln
caid would bo at liberty to-night.
Colnncl II. M. F, E, You Stump owns
00,000 wotth of unimproved propeily.
10,000 squaio fuel; $2,000 bail.
iiYi'MiTi.r.n ms inn:.
Iliiklmnd tlncnr iritnU $10,000 from
Air. Johnson lor It,
St. Lot'ts, March I. Ulysses W.
I'ngtir brought suit here In tho Circuit
Couit ycsteiday against S. G. Johnson
for $10,000 for alienating his wife's
nftectlons. Kugeno II. Johnson Is
made a co-defemlant.
The petition filed in couit yesterday
cites that tho defendants cnteicd Un
gar's houso dm lug his temporary ab
senco, hypnotized his wlfo and took her
and tho plaintiff's child away with
them, and that they have ever since re
stinitied her of her liberty and refused
to let him sec her,
(Jnlrl: II inn to ho Mnitit l'rom t'hllll-(k-lnhlii
to Xoiv Yorh,
Piiii.Aiii.M'iitv, Mnrch L Among
the many Impiovcments tho Pennsyl
vania ltallroad Company contcmplnto
on their New York lino is tlin elevation
of their tincks In Jersey Clly, whero a
handsome station is lo bo constructed
nnd Ihcpasscngcislnndcd on tho second
floor. Without descending to the
ground level, lliey will proceed directly
to tho fenles. Tho latter will be re
constructed or replaced with new boats,
which will be double decked, On the
New York sldo of the river passengers
will bo lauded on tho upper lioor of the
fciry-houso on tho same level as the
bridge spnntilng West street, which has
been provided for.
All theso improvements have already
bccil arranged for, nnd within two years
at the oulsldo will bo realities.
Several schemes arc now being pushed
for the shortening of the route lo Now
Yoik for fast trains. For somo llmo
pnst tho completion of a through four
line loutc from Philadelphia to Jersey
City has been proceeding, and thero fs
now only a short spneo In Iho neighbor
hood of Eliabclh where thero are fewor
tracks than four. It is said that when
the work Is finished the time between
the tcnnlnl will be not more than ninety
minutes, while the fciry trips will bo
ncceleiated by tho constuictlou of now
VTOKK OT A TOltXAIlO,
Horses and Cntro, Houses mid Trees
Sport or tho Wind.
DiiiMiNiuiAM, At.a., March L A
special fiom Talladega, Ala., gives an
account of a most terrible storm which
passed over that place ycstci day morn
ing. It made a path about 100 yards
wide, and death and destruction marked
its entire course. Foiliinatcly it did
not pass through a thickly populated
part of the town, but the sccue along Its
path beggars description. Houses wero
blown down and the boards, and even
the beams and rafters, carried for a
Trees were snapped off like pipe
stems, or torn from the ground by the
roots. Cows, horses, and other domes
tic animals were killed, nnd a number
of people living in the houses blown
uovn were seriously injured, but nono
fatally. The storm was in a line with
Cramer Wnilia and the old Estcll home
stead, both well-known lcsldenccs.
Further particulars cannot be learned.
The town of Carthage, Mt53., was
yesterday paitlally destroyed by a tor
nado. The court-house was first struck,
and the cupola, roollng and chimneys
cat i led away. Sovcral residences wero
demolished, including that of C. P.
Drennnn. The Hrennan family, consist
ing of husband, wife and four children,
were bulled in tho debris. All were
fevetcly wounded, one of tho children
havingsinco died of its injuilcs.
ri.i:u ix tiii:iu night ci, 01111:3.
One or CIiIchco'h Siihurh-i Swept hy
Cntcuio, JInich 1. At midnight
Inst night flicstnitedlu tho village of
Kensington, which threatened for a
time to wipe out the place. Fire Jtar
shal Jlurphy at Knglewood, seeing the
llglilat that distance, took two engines
ovcrto Ken-lngton to assist tho village
engines. Tho tiro oiiginated in the
large llvc-slory building on Kensington
avenue, used as a large boaiding-hoti-c
Tho flames spicad so rapidly that
many of the guests weio compelled to
fly for their lives in their night clothes.
The hotel was destroyed, nud the
llames, despite the efl'oitsof tho fire
men, spread to the adjoining buildings,
four ot which wcic consumed.
Tho loss to the hotel Is about $10,000
on the building nnd 8-1,000 ou fttrnl
tuic; insured for $l,r00. Other losses
will nggrcgnto $14,000. Al !! o'clock
this moinlrig the flic was practically
Supposed to Have lleen Done lor
'lhclr I. lie Inbiiriinci).
PiTiMifiio, Pa., Jlaich 1. Aspeclal
to tho Times from Johnstown, Pa.,
says: A family named Iloycr, consist
ing of five children, have been poisoned.
It was at first supposed the family had
been poisoned by eating canned fruit,
but about four'hours later, after the
death of one of tho children, an agent
of the Metropolitan Insurance Com
pany called on Dr. Jlntthcws, the at
tending physician, lo get him to sign
the certificate of death.
Theio was an Insurance of $00 on the
life of each of tho live Hoyer childicn,
and this, together with the action of the
insuranco agent, has caused much talk.
Cotoncr McGough is holding an In
quest. r.N.JOININn A IIASKIIAM. I'LAYKK.
'Iho Uleieliind I.eiiKUo Cluh Wants to
lietnln John Strieker.
Ci.r.vr.i.AMi, Ohio, March 1. Tho
Cleveland League Club, by Us attor
neys, will to day file papers in the Cu
vahoga County Couit of Common
Vleas against John Strieker, second
baseman of last year's Cleveland Club,
to enjoin him from playing tho coming
bcason with the Clovelnud Plnvcis'
Tho petition is similar in every
respect to those filed by the New York
Club against Ewing" and Ward. It
says that if Stiickcr Is allowed to play
with the Player's League tt will indict
inemediablo injury to tho petitioner.
Killed hy Outliuvh,
Oklahoma, I. T., March 1. News
from Shawnee, n town th'ity miles
east of this city, says that the dead
bodies of a man named Holmes, his
wife and two children wero found
Thursday a few miles west of Shawnee.
They had been woiklng on tho now
Choctaw ltallioad nnd wero returning to
their claim, a few miles from this city,
when lliey were killed, It is supposed,
for their money, by tho outlaws that
infest tho Pottawattomlo reservation.
There is no cluo to tho assassins.
Chic.uio, JInich 1. Flic started In
tho Kiilckeibockcr Ico Company's
$200,000 plant al Sheffield, Intl. . last
night. "N hen dlscovciod the llanios
had gained a headway In the largo
wic.on shops. They spiend and threat
ened the desti notion of all Iho ice
houses in group No. 1 . valued at $00,
000. At 0 o'clock, however, tho flio
was under control, tho dnmago being
confined to nbout $,",000. Tho origin
of Ike lire Is unknown. All of tho
company's men wero In Northern Wis
consin. OIIer Allies' Wldou Dead,
t Nonrii Fasiox, MASs.Jlarch 1.
Mis. Sarah Lnthrop Ames, aged 77
ycatp, widow of the late Oliver Ames,
died last night from tho effects of an
1 apoplectic stroke sustained last Friday.
FIGHTING FOR A SKAT.
TION CASE TAKEN UP.
Snenhcr Herd Hit to Voto lo llit II l
l'url.v a Miijorlly Hill lor tin -KlMmit
Secretary ol XVnr I'akoiI
Oilier t'oncrcmloniil Mutter.
Is taking n dmlt nt
pension bills this morning, after
which, It Is understood, Mr. Ifouk
of Tcnnessut will call up
tho Fcalherslone - Cute contested
election caso fiom Arkansas. The
ltepubllcans tin not expect a quo
nun of their own mcmbcis, and
seem ulteily ImlilTcrcnt as to
whether they have1 such a quorum
or not. General Giosvcnor of Ohio,
rays that if tho Democrats try lo get it
case luthccouits.aslheyliavc threatened
lo do, they will bo laughed
at. That Is tho feeling generally on
the Itcpubllcan side. They will proceed
to count the silent quorum, under the
lilies, anil inugn at nny niieinpt 01 ineir
opponents lo call tho coiuts to their nld.
Tho Houso passed bill 001)0. to In-cicnl-o
tho pension of Wmcr A. Snow of
M Tioop, Third United Stnle-t Cavalry,
for loss oT both hands, fiom
72 to SlfJO. Also House bill 1M,-;, to
Increase tho pension of Thomas lllloy
of L Troop, Seventh United States
Cavalry, fiom ij2 lo ijitOO.
The House then took up Senate bill
lu.VJ, lo create tho ollico of Assistant
Secretary of War at a salary of $l,r00.
Passed b'y a vote or 120 to 100. Durlnit
announcement of the voto Jlr. ilurrows
said he had voted ou another's namo
luadveitcnlly, nnd also when his own
name was called. One vote, bethought,
was enough. The tccoid was accord
Itcpiesentntive I Ionic called up the
Fcatherstouc-Cato contested election
case from the First Arkansas Dis
trict. Mr. Crisp of Georgia dc
filed lilm to postpone It until
next week. Mr. Honk declared
that sufllcient unto the day was the
t-til theicof; that ho had postponed
the case from day to day and
would not postpone It any longer.
His lesolution that Fcalhcrstono
was entitled to his sent was then read.
Jlr. Crisp talscd tho question of con
sideration. A division being c.tllcd
for, tho Speaker nmouueed that
it stood or to 97, and the
Speaker voting in the nfllrmatlvc made
0S. Tills lesult created much laughter,
amid which Jlr. Ciisp called for the
yeas and nays, which weio ordered.
The vole w.ts in tho nlllrmativc and
the case was taken vn nnd Jlr. llnugan
of AVisconsin addressed the House in
favor of the contestant, Fcatherstonc.
Acaliiht n l'ostul TelcBTiiph,
Dr. Noivin Green, president of tho
Western Union Telegraph Company,
continuing his statement in opposition
to Jlr. Wanamakcr's postal telegraph
scheme, before tho Houso Committee
on Postolllces nnd i'ostronds to-dny,saId
lates had now been reduced ns low as
could be afTouled. Compared with the
Knglish lutes those picvailing in Amer
ica were ns 2-T lo20. There was a deficit
in thcEnglibh poslolllcetcleginpli system
every year, and since the establishment
of the system this deficit had amounted
to more than $00,000,000. Dr. G icon
read a statement showing that the
average of salaries paid to male and
fcmnle opcintois in the London tele
giaph olllce was $21), while in tho
New Yoik ollico tho avcrngo was $01.
The rate in Europe for a distance of
000 miles was about eighty cents, while
in this country messages could be sent
the same distance for fotty cents.
A Western iil'iiko,"
Scigcnut-at-Arms Holmes of the
House said this afternoon: "The story
about Silcott's capture out in Oicgon is
a dead cold fake. Ho has not been
captured, and when he is wo will know
it within a vciy shott while."
ioo-nia i;iri jm:oti:h:.
l'ostniuster-dcnergil U'aniinuitier Telia
Whnt llu Known or llliu.
The civil scivicc investigation by tho
House committeo was lcsumed this
morning at 10:U0, Chaiuuan Lehlbaeh
in the chair. The usual dramatis per
(oiut was in the dingy room, and tho
examination of the witnesses developed
nothing of a very startling character.
Postmaster-General Wanamnker was
the piinclpal witness, and his examina
tion was as to Commissioner lloosevelt's
piotegc, Jlr. Shidy, and his nppoiut
ment to a clerkship in the
Poslolllco Depailmcnt. Jlr. Waua
maker was questioned minutely, but
nothing of iinportnnco beyond what has
nlitady been made public was devel
oped. Clil Service Commissioner
Itooscvclt was also put on the stand
and asked a gical many question about
his piotege's appointment. He said
that it was not that Jlr.
bhidy was so bad that he
lecominended his appointment. Jlr.
Shldy, ho said, was not one of those
actively engaged In falsifying tho
ucoids, but ho was tho one who told
the Commission of tho crooked work
others weio engaged In. The
youngest of the Commissioners,
emphasized tho statement that It was
becauso ho thought Jlr. Shldy had
been unfairly Heated. Those actively
engaged in tho wrong doing, ho said,
wcienot dismissed, anil still held lhclr
positions while Jlr. Shidy's head was
cut oil'. It was to correct tho injustice
that ho recommended Jlr. Shidy s ap
pointment to Genoral Wanainakcr.
Postmaster-General Wanainakcr. when
ho was put on Iho stand, confirmed
what Jlr. lloONCvelt had said, and said
that he had agieed with Jlr. lloosevelt's
lews of tho matter. He nail only ap
pointed Jlr. Shidy, however, after hav
ing rend all the repoit-. on tho case,
vciy caiefully. Commissioners Thomp
son and Lyman wcic also put on tho
stand and told their stoiicsof Shidy's
cxposo ol the falsifications in tho
Commlssloncis' ollico, and the investi
gation was adjourned till Monday
morning at 10-.UO.
Assaulted hy it Trencher.
N i:v.iiK, Di:i, Jlnreh 1. "Jim"
Jones, n well-known colored boau. was
brutally assaulted cstcrdayby Ilov.
Daniel Davis, a leadlug preacher. The
latter suspected Jones of being intimate
with his wife, and, meeting him to day,
ho sneaked up behind him aud hit htm
with a club. Ho then bulled two largo
stones at him, one of which hit him on
the head nud fracluicd his skull, bo
shies culling an artery. Jonos is not
cxptcted to iccocr.
Indliimipollt Moonshine Whisky.
ImihUtAroi.i-t, lsu.,Jlarch 1. Tho
Federal nuthoilties have received In
formation to tho effect that an Illicit
still is Iu operation lit tho northwestern
putt of this city, tho proprietor being
an old colored mau and tho manu
factured product being sold to saloons
nt 4-1 a gallon. The authoiltles are Investigating,
M'aii; or thi: .iiauiikih.
Wlinl tho Tendonrli' or Metropolitan
Ni:w Yoiik, JInich I. Dun it Co.'s
weekly tindc review says that In the
stock market tho tendency has been
towntd further depression, ns Is natural
with money woiklng more closely, nnd
the amngo has declined 81 cents per
sliaio for the week, not inrludlng tni3t
or Industrial stocks, which have been
especially depressed, The desired lnonc
liuy relief through larger Treasury ills
bnueinents has not come, and tho Gov
tinnient lecclpis exceed lis payments
Tor the week by $200,000. On the
other hnnd, foiclgn maikcts arc ro
llcved, IhclJnnk of England has again
gained largely, exchange on Loudon
has ralleii fiom $1.S0 to $1 -Til for
The ltcent movement of secuillles
hcio Is belieed lo have been outward,
and cxpoits of pioduels from New York
show for tho past month an increase of
I per cent, over last year, against an In
crease of '.) per cent. In imnoits heic.
These llguies indicate n small excess of
Impoits for the month, nnd on the whole
the chance of gold oxpoits appears le
mote. The Interior money markets,
also, are rather easier on this wholo and
well supplied, wllh generally firm rales,
out no indication ol largo available sur
plus for shipments hither. Until A pi 11
the New York market is liable to woik
more closely, with oppoiluntty for
Fnfluies dining tho last seven days
For Iho United Stales, 257; for Canada.
M; total. HOI; conipaied with 271 last
week. For the i-oriespondlng wuck of
Inst year the figures wero 1HS In tho
United States and 1 1 In Canada,
Tiiir.n -io Kii.t. iiiMM:t,r.
'Iheoilnru Orrhu I'relerrrd Dentil to
Arrest lor I'oiuery,
Theodore Grebe, a German laboier
about :0 years of age, shot himself In
tho stomach this aflctuoon aud may
This morning a wairant charging
him wllh foiging the name of J. II.
Schombeit, ol 2010 K street, to n
check for $75 was sworn out against
him in the Police Couit by Francis
Miller, a shoe dealer, doing business al
1023 Seventh street northwest. Jlillcr
had cashed the check, and when he
presented It at the Central National
lJank payment was rctuseil, on tuo
giound that it was a forgery.
A wanant was issued and put In the
hands of Ollleer Ferguson, who went
out to look for tho" man. lie found
him at Miller's store, and,
ns he entered, tho man
saw him nnd turned to inn. Theio was
but one exit, however, nnd tho police
man unaided Unit. Giebo turned,
put his hand in the pocket of
his oveicoat, turned it toward his
body nnd fired a bullet through the
thick cloth. Tho hall lore a great hnlo
thiough the flesh and Grebe fell to the
floor with a shriefv of agony.
He as conveyed to iLo Emergency
Hospital, whcio his injiuies were at
tended to. The physlcinns have not
yet located tho ball and say that the
condition of the nmii is very "dangerous.
washi:i) H y mo ivAviJs.
The Wind nnd Tide Continue to .llitho
Nj:w Yoiik, jraicb 1. Tho wind hns
been blowing on shore all night, and
along the New Jeiscy coast the tide Is
very high and many of the sea coast
places aic suffering from Hoods. Sea
Isle City is submerged.
The old Weymouth whnif at May
Lauding is four feet under water, anil
the waicbouses standing upon it are in
gical danger of being totally wrecked,
Fiom Absecom, Linwood, Somcr
Point, Ocean City and other points
come like lepoits.
Late advices show that the tides are
even higher than was at first expected.
The trains on several lines have to run
over tho meadows with the greatest
caution. Alexander Fish nnd Com
pany lcpoit great damage lo their fish
ing and ojstcr business.
r I NAN CI Al, AM) UO.1I.1I into I A 1..
The New York Mock Market.
The following arc the pi Ices of the Xcw
Yoik ami Chicago' markets as rcnoitcd by
special u Iro to C T. Iliivcuucr it Co., ltoom
11 Atlantic bulldlue:
MOCKS. OlCI)".'M STOCK".
Chlcouo (ins IjJ 13J .Northwest
Con. South Oinnlia
NntLcnilTst do. tiftl,
.t W.llHZ '.US V. M. S. S.
Del. A Hud....
Heading oil S')l
2:2 2.-iS It. ,t V. l't. 201 3j
120 120J do. pfd
S51 Mtf t. Paul 07 7
104J,04J fox. l'ac 11IJ 19?
(11 041 Vnlou l'ac. mi V1
71a 71? W. Union... 8.H s:t
131 111 Vctrolcum
I,. A N
N. Y.A.N. K.
N. Y. Ccn...
Atu. L'ots'd. il '.'tu
The Chicago Market.
UIII'.AT. Open Clocc
io is io in
Washington bloclc i:cIiiiukc.
Soles licgular Call I'-i o'clock in.
I'. 8. r.lcetrie Light 2Js, $2,000 nt 11.1.
American Grapliopliouc, SO at 10. Wash
ington Loan ami Trust Co., 200 at 21 .
Miscellaneous Bonds U. S. Electric
Lights let.O's, 100; U. S. Electric Lijtht
2d, 0's, 115; IV. A (!. It. 15. 10-10 (i's,
I!'!-'2;i, 105; W. it G. Conveitlljle, 0's,
170; .Masonic Hull As'n, S's, C 1M1S, 1071;
Wash. Market Co., 1st Mort., (i's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., O'a, lid; lol'd it
Seaboard Co., 0's C lb'J7, -; tVasli. i.t.
Infantiv, 1st, ti'e, 1101 103; Wash. I.t. In
fantry, 2d, 7'6, 1004, lis; Wash, (ins Light
Co., fcer. A, 0's, 121; Wash, lias Light Co.,
Ser. 11, 0's, 1311.
National Hank Stocks Hank of Wash
ington, 5C0; liankof Itcpuullc, 2S0; Metro
politan, 2C0; Central, 2SU; Second, ISlj
Farmers and Mechanic', itrj; Citizens',
107; Lolumbla, 175; Capital, 1101; Wo6t
llollionil Stocks Washington and
(!cor(;cton, 275; Metropolitan, 100; Co
lumbia, 72; Capitol ami Xorth O Street,
08; r.ekliiKtou and Soldier's Home, 55.
inmranec Stocks Firemen's, 4H; Frank
lin, 55; Metropolitan, 0; National Union,
201; Arlington, IsO; Corcoinn, 04; Colum
bia, 10?; (iwinuu-Ainfrtcau, lbO; Potomac,
bs; Jtlggg, bj; People's 55.
Tttlu Insuranco Stocks Heal Estate
Title, 123; Columbia Title, GJ; Wasulunton
(ius and Electric Light Stock's Washing
ton lias, 4.1; (icorgetouutiui, 4; U. 3.
r.lcctilc Light, 1IK.
Telephone- Stocks Pennsylvania, 20;
Chesapeake aud Potomac, al; American
Miscellaneous Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., Id: Washington Ilrlek Machine
Co., :00; (ireat Falls Ice Co., 175; Hull
Kim Panorama Co,, 23; National Safe Do
posit, 210. Washington Safe Deposit, 127;
ashlnston Loan and Trust Co., 21; Na
tional Typographic, ; Mergonthaler, ;
Pneumatic fiuii (arrlaze, 6, Wash. Loan
ami Trust, C ., , Ainulcau Security aud
Trust Co., 00.
GREATLY EXCITED OWING TO THE
STRIKE OF DOCK LABORERS.
ricii.iint ltelnttniia Itetuecii Ihnparor
Wllllnni nnd UN Mother (treat
Demand for IhiRrlnh lloraoa lloh
hor.v or a Mall Coiieh,
LoxnoN, Jlnreh L Tho slilke of tho
dock lnboicis nt Giecnock has greatly
excited the appielienslons of Glnsgow
merchants. Tho Scottish poit hns been
comparatively fieo from tho labor
troubles which have so embarrassed
trade at London and Liverpool,
and tho men have hlthcilo been indus
trious nnd tractable. Jlr, Hcndcison,
n piomlnonl shipper, says tho stilko Is
deprecated by the innjoiltyof Iho work
men and Is due to the machlnntlons of
English ntdlators, claiming to rcpresnt
the London Dork Laboiers' Union,
who have been at woik among the
Scotch goods handlers for the last
month nnd have finally succeeded In
Infecting them wllh the fear of ostra
cism by all trades unionists.
Tho London union has nlso been suc
cessful In a way which was doubtless
not anticipated by them; that is, in
causing the abandonment of the project
under consideration of constructing n
new dock near the Victoria docks, cap
ilallsls not deeming it a desirable in
vestment until the question of labor Is
The recent robbery of the mall coioli
between Souderburg and Flcusburg, lu
Schleswlg, has been a fertile subject
for discussion by the North German
papeis. The coach is stated to havo
been ''held up" iu truly artistic,
style, nnd quite a valuable mall
secured by tho lobbcrs, It is saplently
conjutuicd that If Iho knights of tho
load wcic not Americans they were In
spired by rending of similar occurrences
in America, nr had witnessed the attack
on the Deadwood coach in Jlr. Cody's
The lclations between the German
ICutpeior and his mother havo un
doubtedly impi'oi cd. The death of tho
Empress Augusta Is said to havo
drawn them together, nud it is under
stood thnt the Empress Fred
erick has abandoned her In
tcntlou to go to Italy with
her mother. The latter royal person
age is said, with ill-health, lo have be
come inoio exigent than over, and thosu
who arc compelled to be In atlendanco
upon hrr have a sorry timo in
deed. The Piinccss Ucatrlce can
not escape, but her elder sister has
developed not only llcsh, but u will of
her own, and although she docs not
like Germany overmuch, it is not likely
that she will placo hcrscif again under
the dictation of her Imperious mother.
Tho large number ol English hoises
expoiled In lbSO proves that the dc
innnd for them abroad Is unabated.
Over 11,000 were sent away from tho
country last years, and fears having
been expicsscd that the Knglish stock
Is in dancer of dclcilorallon by the loss
of its Lest blood tho Unt, assures its fel-low-coiintnmcn
of a fact which may ho
intcicsting to buyers, thnt, although
the confiding foreigners pay for the
best, they by no means get the best.
GKKMAN ELECTION JTUItNS.
National r.lhernls 1'roKrnailita and
Ui:m.i.v, Mnich 1. The returns front
the lcballols show that Goet7, National
Liberal, has been elected iu Leipsie
city. In the first municipal district of
Leipsie, Uerk, Socialist, is elected.
Mannheim returns Driesbach, Socialist,
Frankfoit on-thc JInin elects Scheldt,
Pocinlist, and Stuttgart loturns Sclgl.
National Liberal. Schwailz. Socialist,
is elected in Lubeck, nnd it Is believed
that n Socialist has been elected iu
The Socialist leader, Herr Eebcl, is
defeated in Leipsie. A Progressist Is
ttlurned In Cailscip and Osam; a Na
tionalist, is elected in Darmstadt, Kir
cher, Schmidt and Ileilbrun, Socialists,
havo been elected respectively iu Hacrla,
Iloeblingen, and Caimstadt, Eypoldt,
riluegcr, and Larrach, ltadicals, have
been elected from Pirra anil Karlsrunu.
Ylll'MI I.IXCOliXS CONDITION.
IhicouraKed li the I'aet
1 hero Is No ChttiiKe
London, Jlnreh 1. Young Lincoln
pnssed n tpilet night, but he hns not yet
tccovered from tho shock of yesterday's
operation. His condition continues
Lvrnn The fact that the day
has brought no change for tho
worst in the condition of young Abra
ham Lincoln oncouraccs his parents
and their friends to maintain hope for
the lad's recovery. The patient is
nevertheless c.vtieuiely weak.
I'or the llalij U Hotter.
JI.MiuiK, Jlarch 1. The (Juccu ru
geut has Issued a decree granting am
nesty in sonic instances aud reduction
ot the tciin of Imprisonment iu others
in the cucs of political aud criminal
Dilsoucrs now in confinement. This
action is taken In celebration of the ro
coveiy of the King front his recent Ill
ness. Vherc the i:x-i:inreror Will .Summer.
Vikn.na, Jlarch 1. It is stated that
Doiu Pedro, e-Emperor or Ilrail, has
accepted tho invitation of Emperor
Fiancls Joseph tospend uet summer at
the castle of llcintycndorf.
A Strike A veiled
London, Jlarch 1. The threatened
stilk of iniuors iu Durham hasprobabl)
been nvci ted, the men hnvlng accepted
tin offer of a live per cent, advance
A MUur'H Death.
I10-.TON, Jlaich 1. Chailes Tufts,
aged M years, who had accumulated
about $50,000 woith of property by
woikiug all his life as a shoemaker,
paper carrier and maker of shoo black
lug, died in his tllthy den at 75 ltojlcn
ton street, Cambridge, of pneumonia.
Ho had denied himself cvciy comfort of
life, and did not call In a nhvslclaudur
lug his fatal illness. UN only lelativo,
so far as know n, N a niece In Worcester
A Had Treacher.
Ucxton, jraich 1. Tho council of
niiiiistcis which lias been Investigating
the ihaigcs of immorality aud drunk
cuness against Iho Hoy. "William A
Smith of tho Perkins Sticet HaptNt
Chinch, lecoinracnd that ho be ck
cludod front church incinbeisiilp The
icport was adopted by the chinch.
Cold Win a Uonilnc,
General Greely, Chief Slgual Ollleer,
has Issued tho following notice: "Hoist
cold wavo signal; tcuiporaturc will fall
lo about twenty two dcgicos by 8 it, in,,
Local Weather forecast,
ir rV J,atiict of Columbia, V.Jo t ,
Mar'iln 'I, 1 i7 i"i, o' He' I' " ' ",
l"ih ti"H f" )i rilOer nmlhvf ilfil t t ',
Cv'(( I ,Ui, Cu'tV; l't ll'ttt 1 KQuMt