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The Washington Ceitic.
22D YEAH NO. 6,75-1.
WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY EVENING, MAHCJT 25, 1890.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
POSTPONED TILL 1893.
IMPORTANT AMENDMENT TO THE
WORLD'S FAIR BILL.
Air, Itelilon Atlucloi Chlcnco's rinun
lnl l'lnn nnil Sir, t'nmllnr IlofenilR
tlio AVimlr City The District Ap
The Sennlo today passed a bill to
tnnblc Ihu Secretary of tlio Treasury to
gather full Information as to the con
illtion and preservation of tlio fur-seal
Interests of the Government In Alaska.
Resolutions were agreed to calling on
tlio Picsidcnt for copies of tlio cone
spondeneo In regard to tlio award mado
to tlio La Abra Silver Mining Company,
and culling on tlio Secretary of tUo In
teilor far Information as to land pilcnts
issued to Indians under the Severalty
Mr. Hoar gavo notice that liu would
not call up tlio Montana election cue
until Monday next.
Tlio Anll-Tiust bill was taken up.
Mi. Georgo spoke in opposition to it.
JIo was followed by Mr. Kcagnu.
In tlin IIiiuo.
In the House to day, immediately
nftcr tlic approval of the journal, Mr.
Candler of Massachusetts called up for
consideration the World's Pair bill.
The bill was read in extenso. An
nincudmcnt was adopted providing for
the nppointnicnt of a board of lady
managers to pciform such duties as may
bo picscribed by Uio commission.
An amendment was also adopted pro
viding that one of the members of tho
Jjoaid cicatcd to bo charged with tho
"(election of the Government exhibit
shall be chosen by tho Fish Commis
sion. Mi. Candler opened the debate and
cxpiesscd the satisfaction which ho felt
in being able to stato that Chicago had
piovcd itself bforo tlio commlttco equal
to all that had been expected of It.
Mr. Candler then oircred an amend
ment, to be consldeied as pending, pro.
vidlng for tho dedication of the build
ings of tho World's Fair, with appro
printc ccicmontes, October 12, 1802, and
further piovidlng that the exposition
shall be opened to visitois not later
than the 1st of May, 1891), and closed
not later than October 30, 1893. He
said that this postponement was not
nsked by Chicago.
Mr. Itcldcn spoke next, attacking
Chicago's financial plan, and en
ilcavoicd to show that Chicago had no
money raised and none sulllciently and
k After a short debate the amendment
yns ngiecd to.
'Hie District Appropriation Dill.
About all of the Distiict Government
was tinnsfcued up to the Capitol this
inoi nlng. The occasion was the hearing
Lcfoic the sub-committee of tho Sonato
Appiopriations Committee, which was
jset for to-day some time ago. This
Mib committee was civen permission to
sit nt anv and all times, and it was in
session all day to-day. It was designed
to have olllcials representing all the
vaiious branches of the local govern'
j incut appear before the committco and
to each piescnt the needs of his own
bailiwick. All three of the Connnis
sloueis weic present, and Senator
Plumb, chairman of the committee, pre
sided. JJcloio 11 o clock me homing
C'ommissionei Douglass, as president
of the Hoard of Commis3loncis, spoke
flist and intioduced the vaiious sub
oidinates, who one by otic spoko to tho
' Scnntois. The Distiict Appiopilatlon
s bill was under discussion, and as It is
long the sub-committee may not ilnlsh
its heating to-day. Resides the Com
inicsIoncis tkoso'who wcio heard were
llecorder Clnggatt, Firo Chief P.inls,
Uuildiug Inspector L'ntwislc, Major of
Police Moore, Superintendent of
Schools Powell, Judge Abeit, who ex
plained the necessity of the codification
of tlio District laws, Captain Link,
Captain Itossell and scvcial otheis.
Senator Plumb said that ho did not
think the committee would do mote
than listen to tho statements submitted
lo-day. and that no action on the bill
was likely to bo taken to-day.
Two Klcrtlon Onset Jlccliloil.
To-day the House Committee on Klec
tions decided two contested cases.
They were settled as indicated in Tin:
Ciutic of last Satuulay. The cases In
question are those of of Posey vs. lw
ictt, fiom the Fiist Indiana dis
trict, and liowen vs. Uuchauan,
Jiom tho Ninth Virginia distiict.
In each case the committee decided in
favor of the sitting member, who Is a
Demociat In eacli instance. In the
Indiana ease theio were only twenty
votes difference, and in the Virginia
Distiict tho dilleienco was less than
COO. Uul, being white dlstilcts, no
chaiges of general intimidation or
wholesale fiaiid would lie, and tho com
mittee was obliged to leport in favor of
the Democratic contestce In each case.
MiEr Mnn'x Arcunionts.
The iimar men c.inio down in forco
upou the Itcpiiblicaii menibcis of the
AYnys and Means Comtnlttcwlo-day.
Delegations from New York, Phila
delphia, Doston and other places
lcpiescntlug tho icllnlng interest
of tho country piotcsted to tho licpiib
lieen members against tlio proposed cut
in the duties on sugar." They expressed
themselves as satisileilwith a cut of 25
A number of Congressmen lepresent
iug Western Slates opposed and argued
in opposition to tlio lellueis.
To reunion fluneriil Crook' AVlfo.
Mi Farwell Intioduced in tho Senate
to day a bill to pension Mrs. Mary
Cioolc, widow of the lato General
Cuiok, at tho rate of $2,000 per year.
Tlio l'ostnl Tolucruph Proposition.
Gmdner G. Hubbard of tho Distiict
of I olumbla concluded his argument
in ftiorof tho establishment ot a Gov
en i.i"nt postal telugiaph sy3tom bofoio
tht Ibniw ComuMileoon Po3tolllccsaud
Pc ' cads to day. He contended that
tl telcpraph companies had built
tlair lints and luuintiilncd them out of
Hie tolls of the public, and theiefoio
bad no vested light to their phfnt.
Sliue 1800 the teleirniph compinlos
have collected $250,000,000 from tho
pc pie Th(Ii-iietpiolltwasirVi..uou,uoii
nnd a sin plus of $K,000,000 lemalncd.
The establishment of a Government
pc ital telegraph, he bolloved, would
nrt intiifuo with the business of tlio
At leili Iniun Conipmy. Tlio Gov
en ment business would lie largoly so
ld, while the "Western Union would
tV a lnrro stock jobbiuu, and gambling
' "K"'' .
J. 11. Thuibor, icpresonttng tho Now
(ik IJoiuil of Ti ado, also aiguod in
inui of thoistablishtnent of a postal
Ulei'iiiph, He wUhed to rebut tho
ftoteinentof Dr.Gieen that nobody who
poticnUed the toleuiaph cared for tho
establishment of a Government syslom
Mr. Thuibor uad u icsolutlon
adopted by the National Ilnaid of
Tiado asking Coitgiess to estab
lish nTpostal telegraph system and
in conclusion stated that ho believed tho
Wanntnnkcr bill was a Btcp In the light
dlicctlon, and he read a lcsolullon
adopted by the Now York Hoard of
Tiado heartily recommending tho pas
sago of the Postmaster-General's
Judge Jnclcson Doml.
Judge William L. Jackson, a pioml
ncnl cltlen of Louisville, tiled this
morning. The news cicated a feeling
of sorrow nnd l egret among tho Ken
tucky Congiessmcn, nil of whom know
him well They telegraphed messages
of sympathy to tho bereaved family.
Judge Jackson was once Lieutenant
Governor of Vliglnla.
TO 1'UIUFV TUB ItAIil.or.
IHU Doubt tho Constitutionality of
tlio Sutton Hill,
Ami any, N. Y., March 23.- Gov
ernor IIlll sent n coininuulcitton li the
Legislature this morning in which ho
says that the Saxton ISallot lit form
bill Is now bofoic him for consldera
lion. The objects which It professes to
accomplish arc unquestionably com
mendable. Many of Its features are
excellent, and several have been rec
ommended by the Governor In annual
messages dining the past two years,
Hut certain of its piovlsions aio bo
lloved by the Governor to bo In viola
tion of the constitution of this State.
It is theiefoio recommended that a joint
icsolutlon be passed by the Lecislaturo
respectfully lequestlng the (Joint of
Appeals (lirst nnd second divisions) to
convene at their caillest possible con
venience for the puiposeof examining
tho measure nnd nppiislng their opin
ions Informally as to its constitution
ality. - i .. ,.,..
I'ATIUSIl lMNNi:i.I.V DUA.1),
Ho una tlin SuccetHor of Dr. JMcGlynu
In St. Stephen's.
Nr.w Yoiik, Mnrch 23. The Very
llcv. Father Arthur J. Donnelly died
cry suddenly shortly befoie 1 o'clock
Ibis morning at bis home, 50!) Ninth
Father Donnelly succeeded Dr. Mc
Glynn In St. Stephen's palish until a
permanent successor wns appointed,
when he returned to his own parish, St,
Michael's. Father Donnelly vas 72
j cars of nge.
A Famous Oitrmiiiiu Dc.ul.
l'ot oiiki;i:i'sii:, N. Y., March 25.
Homer Woodin, the famous oaisman,
died In this city yesterday, aged 0:5
yenis. llo was ooin in rouglikecpsic
iind had always followed the trade of
a cooper. He wns one of the crew of the
four-oaicd shell-boat Slianger. The
other 'iitnibcis of the Slrangci's cie.v
weio William Stevens, William Burger
and Kehiel Itcnewny. This crow con
tested in innny pails of tho country.
Tin v and the Ward Ptothers were tho
leading four-oaicd cicws of the world.
Illrcnl Insurance SoclotioH,
SrisiNorint.i), Ii.t,., Match 25. Au
ditor Pnvcy has declaied the Older of
Tonti, an insuiance organlzilion doing
business in tho State, has no authority
tbciclor, and has instituted piocecdlngs
to clove up the vaiious lodges of the
Slate. The older Is urn on the plan of
a seciel society and claims to paj enor
mous benefits. It- is understood the,
various lodges of the State will disband
without litigation. Lodges nt Alton
rind other southern points have nheady
i:tensUc Sli'el l'llinl.
Wi:st SiU'ijuoii, Wi"., Maich 25.
News of an impoitant meeting of tho
New Yoik stockholdcis of tho West
Supeiior lion and Steel Company
leoehed this city yesterday. Tho com
pany has decided to immediately con
stiucl a Ilessemcr Steel plant for the
maniifactme of steel plate nnd nil man
ner of stiucluinl iron and steel
work. The now plant will bo extensive,
nnd will Involvo tlio expenditure of
$550,000, as estimated bv Piesident
i.Uno-Armcd Duil'iilu 11111.''
Si mji kiiaxna, Pa., March 25. Wil
liam SullivnnI',olcy, known as "One
AiiiicdDull'nlollIll," to-day stabbed M.
Furcy tlueo times duiltig a (puuol.
Foley was an cstcd but escaped after
iaidnndls now being pursued over
tho hills by oflkeis. Fuiey Is in a
1'oriuIU to lliillil.
Dullding penults weic gianted to-day
as follows. IConiad Weiss, one tines
stoiybiick dwelling, 8l2Dist Capitol
slieet noitheast, $5,000; Amnions &
King, six tnostorv biick dwellings,
23(1 lo 238 Schatt's Alley northeast,
2,500, McLaughlin k Ualehelor,
one twostoiv flame dwelling, Low
ill stieet, "IliooUland, 11,000; G.
Lewis, one two stoiy frame dwelling,
Thhd street exlcuded, Leklngton,
7,000; W. 1!. Hodges, one bilek two
stoiv stable, 1520 S stieet noithwcst,
230, Frank Augusteifer, ono brick
two story stable, 801 V. stieet noitheast,
500, Mis. G. II. Ilcaman, ono tlueo
stoiy biick dwcllinir, Massachusetts
twenuo eMended, 9,000; G. C. Hough,
one two story btick dwelling, 1829
r.Ighlh street noithwcst, 0,000; W. II.
Hose, six two stoiy frame dwellings,
Jackson stieet, Anacostia, 7.000.
Assistant Sccictaiy Tichenor has de
cided that impoitcis mo entitled lo a re
fund of tho duty levied on non-dutiable
charges when the Invoices showed that
tho mice of tho kooiIs included such
charges, but without specifying thorn
or their cost, if at tho time of cntiy they
endcavoied to hivvo such chaiges de
ducted and weio prevented from doing
-o by some nile of tho custom house.
Ycsmllik' (luiiH All ItlKht.
The Naval Iloaul, of which Captain
Piadfoid was chairman, lcpoits that
tho boaid witnessed tho lcccut tests of
tho guns of tho Vesuvius at Philadel
phia. Tho guns threw 200 pounds of
gun-cotton over a mile, which, nt tho
Naj Dopnittm.nl, Is consldeied a su
DUtrlLl nuwrniuunt ISntiw.
Thomas Wilson was to day pinioned
fiom the woikhotise.
A peimit has been gianted to tlin
Wtbtein Union Telegiaph Conipmy to
cieet a pole nt tho noilh west corner of
Ninth nnd F stieet northwest on condi
tion that It shall leiuniu there not longer
tliiin ono j ear.
All in tho ruinll),
Dr.iii.iN, Maich 25. Prince Albert
Victor, the eldest son of tho Prince of
Wales, has been appointed by tho Dm
pcior houoiary mnor of tho llluchor
Hussars. Tho Prince of Wales Is
houoiary colonel of tho same icgluient.
AIDING COLORED YOUTH
GATHERING OF WELL-KNOWN EDU
CATORS IN CONFERENCE,
J ml CO Tourcoo Snyn tlin Dnfent or tlio
ltlnlr Educational llllt lYm n
Hlcislnc to tho Negro It Would
Onlj Ilolp tho White Stan.
Tho Confeicnco of Coloied Ldu
calois, pursuant to n call made by the
alumni commlttco of Howard Uni
versity, convened nt 10:30 o'clock this
morning in the Lincoln Memorial Con
gregational Church, Llevcnth and 11
sticets northwest. Tho alumni com
mlttco consists of Piofcssor J. M, Ore
goiy, chairman; F. J. Shadd, M. D.;
Jcfso Lawson, A. M.; II. T. Moss, A.
M.j S. D. Fowler, A. It.
Among the delegates present wcie
President William J. Simmons, D. I)
and Professor J. S. Lnwson, State
University of Kentucky; Professor W.
G. Scars, D. L., Lincoln Unlvcrsltv,
Jefferson City, Mo. ; Professor W. it.
Weaver, Sassafras, Gloucester County,
Va.j Mr. F. D. Lee, Gloucester Court
IIousc,Vn.;Hcv. James C.Mtu ray, 15.1).,
piofcssorln Gammon Theological Semi
nnry, Atlanta, Ga.j Piofessof J.W. Mor
ris, A. M., president Allen Unlvcisltv,
Columbia, S. O.j Professor T. V.
Gibbs, pilncipal Stato Normal School,
Tallahaeo, Fla.; Dr. James II. N.
Waring, ptincipal Gainet School,
1932 Llcvcnlh stieet noith
wcst; U. G, Black, teacher Hamilton
load, District of Columbia; II. It. Pe
ters, principal Molt School, Sixth di
vision. District of Columbia; Dov. V.
J. Grlmkl, ltlchaul Foster, Howard
University; H. P. Montgomery,
superintendent pilncipal public schools,
Seventh division, District of Columbia;
S. D. Fowler, Howaid University; C.
N. Giandlson. niluclnal Bennett Semi-
narv, Giecnsboro', N. C.j S. G. Atkins,
editor Livingstone College, Saullsburv,
N C. ; Mrs. S. J. S. Gainet, Grammar
School No. 81, New Yoik City; Kelly
Miller, professor of mathematics, How
ard University; Judge Tourgee, llov.
Gcorgo W. Moon:, Flsk Unlvctslty,
Nashville, Tenn.; Piofcssor J. II. Law
son, Latin piofcssor, Louisville, Ky.,
Tho morning -esslon was called to
order by Professor Gicgory, and prayer
was olfcrcd bv thoI!o . John M. Brown,
D. D., Bishop A. M. V. Chinch. The
conference was oigauled by tho ap
pointment of Professor J. M. Gregory
as chaiiman, and Piofcssor Atkins of
l.hingstonc College, Saullsbury, N. C,
Piofcssor Gregory in his opening ad
diess said that as "educators wo find
subjects of peculiar inteicst to the
colored lace which must be inquired
into nnd which conccinthc cnthe peo
ple." Piejudicc, he said, against the
coloied people Is not on accountof their
color but their ignorance while in bond
age. "Those shackles of ignorance must
bo biokcn. We cannot calm tho
troublous waves by tin owing the colored
man ovcrboanl." He thought that tho
ignorance of the colored people was tho
fault of the white man, and cave statis
tics of the number of illiterate
colored people in tlio countiy.
Udticatlou, he said, bad not kept
pace with advancing population.
"Tho question of colored educitlon
- should bo sanctioned by the National
Consiess, anil tlio bin just acic.ucii. or
a piniilai one, will come upngaiii. The
meat mass of coloied youth need com
mon scjiool education. All ctnnot
pursue a collegiato couise. There
should be schools accessible to eveiy
one.. If the colored people would
maintain lliemsehes In this countiy,
they must follow the puisults
which lead to support and competency.
This cau only bo secured through edu
cation. Aie the chlldien learning the
tiades that their slave fathers followed
in the. South'' We should not bo ills
couiagcd. I believe theieis a blight
futuie for the coloied youth of
the countiy. They arc ciowding into
the public schools. Some of them me
in the piofessoi's chaiis, some havo bo
come distinguished lawyers andpicach
eis, they have made 'piogicss In the
nicehanlcal. agilctiltural ami commer
cial intcicsts of tho South, and the
coloied wealth llicio is estimated at be
tween one and two millions of dollars."
Piofcssor Gicgory denied a statement
Hint education had mado some of tlio
coloied people moic ciiminnl. "1-dti-cation
will not make tho coloied man
pioud and ambitious and hateful of la
bor. The coloied man is always In tho
interest of self icspcct and good or
der. It is fiicndly counsel that will
stiengthen them in their cndeavois.
Undci a Kind piovldcnco they will at
tain to a high degicoof civil!. Uion."
Judge Tourgco was Introduced and
lecclvtd with waun applause. In tho
couise of his. lemarks he said:
"Itnco solution had become the object
ol tho complaint of the coloied people.
It is simply a law of development." Ho
was not the educator of col
ored youth, but of white
old men '(applause). Twenty-two yeais
ago ho piesentcd a memorial to Con
giess to distilbulo n fund for education
in tlio South on tho basis of illiteracy.
Tlio tioublehns always been with the
white people of tho Ivoith and not those
of tho South. Ills only puiposo in
wilting tho "Fool's Knaud" was to
attract tho attention of tho people to
coloied education in the South. He
sincciely cougialulnted tho audience
upon the defeat of tho lllair bill unjust
and unequal In all its piovlsious, iti
defeat was a blessing to tho coloied
people. It was about ns much of a
bendlt nnd piotettlon to the coloied
pcoplo as n sieve is to a bucket.
He had nothing to say nbout tho
oilplualor of tho bill, but tho bill
throughout is an entile misconception
of the needs and lequiieinents of tho
coloied people. Tho Blair bill was a
good bill if you took Its professions,
but a bad ono "as to Its provisions. Tho
self nssuiauco of the coloied people in
tho (list quaiter of a ceuluiy of their
llbcity has been a miracle. In making
his ninik in tho woild the colored
man lias pciformed iniiaclcs such ns
wns never befoie hcaid of in tho hls
toiy of tho world. Tho coloied people
jilvo o er 2,000,000 for tho spread of
tlio uospel. i no council lieppio no not
need tocultlvato self lellanec, but an
iqual opportunity. "1 hale," said
Judgo Touigeo, "tho woid Afio-Anicii-can.
They should be known asAmeii-
...I. !.... .. 1, ..!.,.,. In ,1,,. ,,,1,1, lln "
I 1UIS, tUIUUlU Jl li puuu 1,1 vu imuuiu.
The judge lefeiicd to tho lime when
ho was a pilsoncr i)f war ami when
latlons weio fcimcc. Men w lth bais and
stilpes upon their shouldcis scrambled
about tho Uoor to get what they could.
Such has been tho caso with the
coloied man. "I hope nil of you
havo read the Blair bill, but I
do not think one tenth of you have.
I know a piofescssor in this assembly
whom I know lias uovcr load It.
I Laughter. Tho Blair bill provides
$1 for the coloied illiterate, whero it
provides 3 for tho Illiterate white
people. Weio I a coloied man I would
die nt tho stake, rather than cuduro
such nn injustice I do not be
lieve in taking half n loif,
when j on 'nre entitled to a full
loaf of bicad. It seems strange
that a race after two nnd a half cenlu
lies of tcivitudo were set free In all
their poverty and weakness, nnd no
provision ma'dc either for their homes,
their opportunities or their education.
The Cai of ltussla when lie liberated
lliescifs gave every one a farm and
twenty-nvo years in which to pay for it.
Tho poveity of tho countiy is only ono
half as much among the colored peo
ple as tho other pottlon ot the popula
tion. (Applause. The light of the
colored people will be sustained, nnd
they will have nn equal amount appro
printed to them ns the white people.
Our feattuo of nntionnl education will
The secretary lead n letter from
Faindlso Itoad, Northampton, Muss,,
fiom O. W. Cable addressed to Profes
sor Gregory. Ho lcmettcd his Inability
lobe present nnd said; "As I glance over
your pioginmmo I am illlcil with now
courage for the cause of the colored
people, and with n confidenco that tho
answer to many of the (locations for dis
cussion w 111 havo nn enlightening ell eel
upon the public mind in general thnt
cannot fall lo be of gicat ndvanlago lo
tliu whole people.
At 12:30 recess wns taken until 2 p.
m. Hon. William T. Harris, Com
missioner of Kducalion addressed the
delegates upon the leasscmbllng or the
Aititi:sT or a count.
Counti'.'K lit AIoiitercnln'H Iltmlmuil Dis
tributes I.lboloiiH Clrcuhirti,
Piiii.Ai)i:i,i'iiiA, Alnich 25. Count Dl
Montcicole, the Italian who mauled
Mlss.Vlrglnia Knov of Pittsburg, wns
anestcd at Broad and Chestnut streets
this nftcrnoon while distributing tlio
following cliculnr in tho public sticets;
"Americans: I am bcicby obliged to
call the public attention lo my present
sad condition, which wns caused by a
diunkcn nnd dissolute woman, whoso
former name was Vircinla Knox, born
In Flushing, Pa.; did not act honestly
in her mnniagc, for slid left mo two
months nflcr1 date, nnd now refuses a
divorce to be granted to mo. Tho lest
I will tell personally in couit."
Until noon the Count, dressed in his
capo coat, distilbutcd these cliculais on
the west side of Broad stieet, while bis
assistant followed his example on the
east side, and each passinc pedestrian
was given a cliculnr. In tho af let noon,
when the crowds began to tin ong Chest
nut street, ho got a boy to assist hlin,
also, and all three were Industrlomly
distributing the ciieulnrs when the
Count was anestcd. He was immedi
ately ghen n hearing by Magistiat".
Clements, who held him under 100
men aisovj: nn: dan(h:u mm:.
IHhtrepK OuiFC'd 1 tho 1'lootl Many
lxAMA'ii.i.i:, I.Ni) , Maich 25. The
water at 10 o'clock la'l night lcglstered
foity-two feet five inches ou the gauge,
being sl. feel live inches above the
dangei line, and only one foot and slv
inches below the; highest matkof the
lccent lise. A gicat deal of damage Is
alicady lcpoitcu, many buildings hav
ing been can led fiom their foundations.
In Green ltiier the situation is becmn
ing diMiessing, as many families along
tlierivei me sniveling lor the nccessa
iles of life.
Pithni!nrn(., W. V , March 25.
While the news from the interior of the
State iudicates that tho Hoods mo sub
siding and the wor'st is past, the little
Kanawha Valley Is undeigoltig a tcr
liblecxpfiieuce with the water. At
no time in Its liistmy hm that liver
been so high, nnd eveiy leportthat
comes in adds to mo news oi disaster
that has befallen that section.
The Kanawha is still lisitig and the
indications aiofavoi able for hoavymius
to day. Along the lines of nil the sticams
thefnims aie Hooded and farni-houscs
and bains suuouuded with from 11 vo to
ten feet ot -water. The people sought
the high giouuds nnd weic compelled
to see thcii piopoil destioycd
At Lcnchtown the npcintor has been
compelled to leave his olllco and it is
impossible to get definite news fiom the
Hooded distiict, but gicat quantities of
inluable piopcrty have been dcstiocd.
Woik was susiended yestciday at the
acid woiks and biiekyaids here', but no
gieat damage has been done. The
Ohio is neaily foity feet, and still lis
ing. The famous well on the island,
which is giving 1,000 bands a day, Is
Hooded and much loss sustained there.
Maiietta and lint mar, Ohio, hnvc
been deluged along the fiont sticets
The Little Hocking has Hooded the
faun lands in Wnshtnuton County.
The outlook foi the Little Kanawha
Valley is dtscouiaging.
AN A ltl IS1 'h sutcini:.
lltliulltil In A mil In nil I's-Cli.inler
lie ThIics IIIh Iillo.
Paiiis, Maich 25. A young Pailslan
in list named Jules Dennud has killed
himsell in Alcicis because Amelic
Ithes-Chanler jilted him while they
weto studying together in Pails. Ilei
lcbulT failed to dampen bis ardor. Ho
followed hoi to Algiers, lenowed his
couitship and iccclved ills flunl conge
last Friday. Upon Ibis ho destioycd
himself, leaving a. sensational letter
asking for sympathy. Henntid was a
young man of lcmnihiiblo talent.
Hllltd in u lliirriioni,
Coii'Miuv, S. C , Maich 23. lason
Summeis, a 13 year-old boy, shot and
killed J. A. Iteedei in a bauoom nt
Ncwbeny last night. Itecder was
diunk nnd boUterous nnd became
augiy heeauso bummers leiuscii to
pcniiit him to diink. ltceder said he
would go out nnd gel a pistol. Ho
went out nnd leturned shoitly with his
hnnd on his hip pocket. Ho ndvauccd
on Summeis, who quickly diew a ro
vohcr nnd shot Boeder dead. An ex
amination showed thnt Boeder had no
An Infernal lUnthlno.
PiULADEi.viiiA, Maich 23. A copper
tube, four inches long, containing
powder nnd pci Mission caps, was found
iu tho stock mom of tho postolllee yes
leidny. Inspector l.dgerton thinks It
Is nn iuferunl machine.
a $100,000 rirc.
IiAiuino, Tex., March 25. A firo
slaitedintho business poi Hon of this
city yesterday morning and befoto it
could bo cheeked 100,000 woith of
piopeity had bien dostroyed, It was
paillally covcicd by Insurance.
'I'll nn Sdiih of (ircntnoa.
Dinu.iN, March 25, Sir Bdwaid
Mulct, the Dtltlsh Ambassador, gao a
dinner last ulght to tho Dinperor AVlll
ium, the Prince of Wales and Count
Oil tho (.ovorumout l'ny Itoli.
Bnsign F, W. Sutphen, U, S. N . Ui
ItOlll.ItT (lAltltllTT IN OUHA.
1'oor Fooil Cciniiiols llin 1'nrly to I.omo
Haiax, Cin, March 25. Hubert
Gaircltand his parly, which includes
AVilllam Gllincr nnd Hcrny Ferguson
of Baltimore, Le Grand Cannon, Henry
Lo G. Cannon and J. Madison Jones of
New York, Dr. II. B. Jacobs of Boston,
and C. li. Mackcnlo ot Philadelphia,
left hero to day on their way back to
tho States nftei having spent scvcial
days In slght-seclngln tills vicinity.
The parly had not Intended visiting
Cuba, the Intention being to spend
some timo in St. Augustine, Fla., but
accoidlng to tho statement of ono of
tho gentlemen the hotel accommoda
tions nt thnt place, and especially the
bill of fnie, was so poor that fuitlier
stay was out of tho question. An op
poilunlly presented ltscU to visit the
Ulunil under particularly favoiablo cir
cumstances, nnd Mr. Garrett decided to
accent it. All of the nartv nro In ex
cellent health, and expert to be back to
their homes by the end or the month.
too rorur.Ait with tiii: t.adius.
ItPMinuo f Inilepenilnnro Youth on u
Kiinans t;ity Mnnliur.
Kamhs Citv, Mn., Mnrch 25. Wil
liam II. KHno of the Lombaid Invest
ment Company has lcccntly been pay
ing marked attention to the young la
dles of Independence, much to tho dis
pleasure of the young men of the
place. Ho was wained to desist, but
"continued his attentions, nnd last
Fiiday night he was- seized hi six
masked men, who cariied him to a grave
yaid, tied him to a tombstone, threw dirt
and water over nun, ami m ouier ways
heated him biutally. A handkerchief
that wns tied over his eyes, and which
beats the Initials "M. T.," is likely to
play a prominent part in tho criminal
prosecution which Clinc says ho will
bring ncalnst the sK'. Guy Allen, an
other Kansas City young man who was
with Cllne on Ftidny night, was put on
n train nnd sent home Willi a warning.
a Ti:iti:ini.i: Tim.
IJinimi Jurli'K llncolJovn the ltnrkles
l'Hiilu In tho Cnra.
Dkxmjk, Col,., Match , 23. The
rmmn Juch Giand Opcia Company
opened a week's engagement heio last
night. The company closed a brief en
gagement at Salt Lake on Frldny night,
and at the conclusion of the perform
ance dcpaitcd on a special train for
Cheyenne to fill a Saturday nlgh't date.
Ordfnniily it takes thiity bonis to mnke
the inn, but the railioad olllcials piom-
ised lo bring the company into Chey
enne by 7 in the eveuiiis. At Green
Diver a wreck occurred which delayed
Ihetialn Hvo hours. Fiom this time on
nlenlble mn began. Mountains were
ascended and descended nt a speed no
engineer had everdicamed of, while all
piovious lccoids wcitbrokcn.
At one point of the nice down the
Dnckies a panic wns imminent in the
cms, and If theio had been any pros
pect of safely ciossing the plattoim
into the engine none would have ic
mained. At no time was tho speed,
below a mile a minute, mid fiom Shoi
man lo Cheyenne, a distance of thiity
six miles, tbiough passes and canons, it
wns liaverscd in twenty-nine minutes.
The audience at tho theatre was kept
informed ot the tiip by bulletins, and
when the train niiivcd, at 9.20, Miss
Juch was taken to the theatic and had
a leccptlon uexei befoie accorded nn
actiess in the West.
1MI1JCK ON Till! 1'Af HVMir.n.
KiiElnvrr Ounllcy Torrlhly lnureil
Cnrs iiutl llnclno Sui.i-thcil,
Dr.XNisoN, Ohio, Maich 25. A
height wieck occimcd on the Pan
Handle at Jcwett yestciday morning In
which Knginccr Mat Quailoy had one
foot ciushc off in the wieck, the other
ankle badly mangled and one mm
broken. Ho is toiribly injiiicd, but the
doctois think he will recoci.
Ills train bioko in two, and, as be
had not time to go back for his train,
cut Ills engine loose to Hag tho train he
wns going to meet. Tho biakeman
left in cha'rge of the linin neglected to
set the biakes, nnd tho foiwanl pait of
the tiiiin ran into the engine, smashing
scvcial cais and the engine.
HiNDitnn. or mim:k stuiki:
llocuufe of tho Dlilimcn of Knights
of Lulior Troulilu rciiiol.
Si ottmioho, Pa., Maich 25. Tlncc
bundled and fifty miners nio on strike
nt the l'oit Hoynl mines of W. J. Itiii'
ney, becnuso of tho dischaigc of six
Knights of Labor. Daynoy"" operates
scvcial other mines nnd It is feaied tho
tumble nill extend to tbeiw all. The
cokcis of the Ovciton Woiks are locked
out, on account ot a dispute with the
company, glowing out ot tlio employ
ment of n non-union man a fow days
ago. Oter 100 men nio aflcctcd.
lllK BlInrH found In tho Sioux ltesur
iilliiii AiiRiy liiiliiiua.
Ni w Youiv, Maich 25 A special to
the Jfniihl fiom Chambcilain, S. D.,
sajs: Ler since the Sioux lcscrvatlon
was opened piospectors havo been look
ing for tlio coal deposits that aro known
to exist tbeie. Yestciday news teachod
hcic that somo cltiens of Dapid City
hat o locnted some big coal mines 130
milis west of boie. The Indians say
that, as these deposits nro on their land,
they will dilve tho Invaders out of tho
Minder nnil bulchln.
San FitAMi-io, March 25. The
coionci's juiy In tho case of Giesham
and McC'onkey, whoso bodies wcro
found yestciday moiulng nt Dedlnnds
beailng a nuinbei of gunshot wounds
rittuned n veidict that Giebham was
muidcicd by MeConkcy, nnd thnt tho
Jailer committed suicide. It is supposed
that the fact that Mis. MeConkoy was
In lovewith Giesham ledtotheliagedy.
Duty Oil ItaUllia.
A-iiii:xs,Mnicli 25. Tho pipers heio
cxpiess much gratification over nn Intl
inatlon fiom the Gieck Consul in Now
Yoik that there is n piospcct of tho
abolition of the duty on raisins from
Itojnl IlisrulK ior lllMiiiuuk,
Df.iu.in, Maich 25. Ihnperor FrancU
Jofepli, Kins Ilumbeit nnd Count nab
noky have all wiltlcn to PilncoBls
iintek expiewlng legict at his lesigna
tion. Ci'ilnv C re el. lliiltio liniund.
WixciiiibTiui, V.v., Maich 23. Tlio
Grand A: my of the Itepubllc has pur
chased tho tiacl of land compiUlug the
C'ediu Cicck battle ground.
I'eok Wunu to ho IMiyor.
I Miiavaukbi:. Wis . Mnreb 25.
Giorgo W. Peck, the humortst, has
been mado tho Demociatic candidate
for Mayor of this city,
BREAKING THE BACKBONE OF THE
.) tl I) tint Ion Mcotlnc In 1'ronrciH Thin
Aflmnoon lntorvlen IVItli Iho
IJin pin) nrn unit ilniirncyinoii Olhor
hliopg Acrrc to l)rn tho ltillo".
Tlio locked out bakeis and their
fiiends and fellow-workmen changed
their hcndqtiarteis Inst evening, and to
day they nio holding foilh nt Cosmo
politan Hall, comer of Eighth nnd B
sticets. Master Workmnn John G.
Schmldl of Bakeis' Assembly No. 23S0,
Knights of Labor, was caily on the
gtound. He was fooii suirounded by
nn enthusiastic gathcilng of the men
who make tho "slaiT of life" for Wash
"Tho oultook lo day Is moro than
hopeful," said Master Woikman
Schmidt to a Cnriii reportci. "Boss
Bakers Schneider, Knillt nnd John
ivnlscr have come around all light.
Blair, the Scotch baker In noitheast
Washington, Is still holding out, as arc
Charles SchatTcr on Four-nnd-a-Ilalf
strict, southwest, Stohlman on Thirty
second street, and tho Connecticut I'lo
Company. We have leaiued, however,
thnt the pie pcoplo will take down tho
objectionable rules and reinstate their
"What has become of the thirty
bakeis who were hi ought ovci from
"A majority of them wcie seen tills
mornliiE walking nround the streets
looking for a job," lcplled the mastei
Tho shut-out men aie cheerful and
say they wHlstlci: it out, sinkor swlin.
The mcetinc ibis forenoon was largely
attended. The concession of Cbailes
Schneider, who was regarded as the
most active, among the boss bakeis in
opposing tho decree of the Assembly,
w as fully commented upon and the pre
diction made that the other bosses who
nro holding out will soon follow
Schneider's example and haul down the
Iron clnd rules. The action of Ilnv
eniier it Co., in conceding to their em
ployes, it is said, practically bioke tho
backbone of the lockout.
Chnilcs Schaffer, the Four-and-a-half
stieet baker, appears to be in dead
earnest, lie said he would lock his
doois and close up shop befoie be
would lake down the rules and give In
lobls foimcr employes.
"I told my men." he said, "that It
they quit work they quit for good, and
I meant eveiy woid I said to them."
He also said that the action of the
bess bakers in adopting the rules which
aie causing so much (rouble in tho
bitnd maikct, was lo head oil the ten
lioiii nmement which was given such
on impetus, nt the journeymen bakeis'
liuus meeting on Sattuday night. If
the public will agree to pay one cent
moicon each loaf of brend Mr. ShalTei
sn.t s he will agiee to double bis mens'
wages. But the public will not do this
nnd it is his puiposo to fight a reduction
in hours, which is piactically nn in
crease of pny.
At 10 o'clock the olllccis of the as
sembly accompanied Schneider's men
to tho'bakery, and they will at once le-
sumewoik unless a eliamje of heait
has come oierMr. Schneider since last
The outlook this nf lei noon Is that the
lock out will not Int twenty foiu hours
longer. Mr. Chniles Schntlcr of 420
'Foiu-and-a-half slieet southwest said
lo a Ciutic leporler that no committee
of the journeymen had called ou him
ns yet, nnd he intimated lather plainly
that should a committee of bis toimci
employes wait on him the diffcioucos
could bo adjusted. He, however, com
plains of the action of his men iu setting
his dough on Sunday moi nlng and then
lefusinc to woik it up and bake it. He
lias several jmiiuuiuu men ;u wiiib nun
says ho will not dischaigc them until
he knows lhathU old hands me coming
back to woik,
"This whole tiling," said Mr. Schaf
fei warmly, "was a put up job, and
IIaenuer was tit tho head of it. The
intention was to down ceitain Huns, in
chiillns myself, but the scheme will
fall. Why, thcie Is Kohler, the licasuier
of the Boss Bakeis' Association. Tlic
lockout wns br night about laigcly by
htm and now 1 hem he has covcicd the
sides of his wagou with canvas an
nouncing in huge lctteis that he lias
given in to the journeymen's demands.
The bosses at a recent meeting decided
that they would not employ any
man who left his employer in an
uiifairmannei. Mr. Charlton oi Giavcs
of iinvenni'i'sdidiiotevidenily lcmem
ber this agiecment, for I saw one of
Schneiders locked out men on one of
thcii wagons today. Another thins,
the nun uolatcd their own shop i tiles by
denning us as they did. The ICuluhts
of I abor titles that they weio woiklug
until r mil for sovon day's notice befoie
a jouinejman can quit woik, nnd the
sair.e number of days before one of
thiir number can be discharged,"
Mr. Giavcs of the firm of Havcnner
A Co said that some of tho boss b ikeis
win- down on the film for not holding
out against tlio men nnd keeping tho
i tiles posted. "But," he bald, "we did
not think the time lipe for such action.
The men hne not yet demanded ten
boms. Walt until they do and theu it
will be time enough to nit."
The bakeis aie holding a jubilant
meeting at tho hall corner of riur-nnd-a-httlf
"stieet nnd l'cnn-ylv.inin avcuuo
this afternoon. The backbono of tlic
lock-out has been bioken and a speedy
settlement nil mound is looked for.
About 1 o'clock Stohlman or Thirty
second street, one of the most stubborn of
the bosses, j killed and not only sent for
and took back nil of his old mcu, but
also employed another member of tho
assembly. Siuneldei's men nro all at
work. Spccl.t, 1711 slieet, and Deod.
1712 Soventh stieet, havo both yielded
to the men, nnd Sebail'er Is expected to
come mound all light this evening.
This will only leave Blair, tho Scotch
baker, and tlio Connecticut Plo Com
pany In the lock-out.
Aliacomtid 11 lth Thoiiaiiuil.
Diciiroim, Yt., March 20. Martin
O'Nell, a fanner of Duiham. Quebec,
is said to have absconded with several
thousand dollais boi rowed from Ills
nclghbois. A icwiud for his captuio
hns been offcied.
Shvrmnu round Oulltj.
llnT.u.0, N. Y., Maich 25. Tho
jury In the Shetmnn enso brought In n
veidict this morning of guilty. A stay
of sixty davs was granted and tho de
fendant admitted to ball In $2,000.
Paws, Maich 25. Geneial Iloulanger
hns again offend to return to Prance it
ihoGoicriuneiitwlll permit him lo bo
tiled by a couit-inaitlal oi tho Cotut of
lluflliu-sa rionert Desliojed.
Di.mih, Coi... Maich 25. A fiio
last night nt Kl Moio, in Southern Col
oiado. destioycd business property to
the amount ot $20,O0Q. Ko lustuauco.
(ii.MntAi. Mii,i:s roit uoxmtijss.
Uniiiiliuiiiii Chnlro of
Wijm.miioiio. Pi.. Match 25. At the
Dcpubllcan pilmaiy election In Tioga
County yestciday ex Audltor-Genernl
Jciomc B. Mllca was the unanimous
choice of tho county for Congress. All
the dlstilcts havo not been heard from
and there nro so many candidates for
County Commissioner that the nominees
will not bo known until the convention
meets to day. General It. C. Cox is
probably leiiomtiiatcd for his soventh
term ns I'rothonolnry over ex-Sheriff
Harry Baxtei. llnmei J. itiploy is re
nominated for his second term as
ltcglstcr nnd Recorder.
OirrTmi Hundred Will l!o ninihnrcoil
HAititisin mi, Pi., Maich 25. The
Soldiers' Oiphans' Commission has de
cided to begin the annual examinations
on the second Tuesday in June, taking
In the western schools nnd to examine
the eastern schools during the week fol
low Inc. Tho vacation will begin on
Juno 21) and end on September 2.
As ocr 200 Eeholais will bo dts
chaiged during tho coming year, It was
decided to close one of tho schools, nnd
Hnifoid will nn doubt be selected.
Tho commission finds that It will have
a sin plus on hand at the close of tho
year, not having expended the entlic
amount of tho nppropilation.
ASS,M'I,1 i:i) 11V A MANIAC.
Tho Huin-rliitoniU'iit of u Stuto liu.inn
A)luui DtiucnroiiHly injured,
AihTix, Tia , March 25. Di. J. S.
Dorsett, supeiinlendcnt of the State
lunatic asylum, was assnulted and dan
gerously injtucd yesterday by a lunatic
named Mc Dei molt. He was miking
his usual lounds In the wnids when
McDoiniolt, 'ciiing nn iron lod that
happened lo be lying loose, ciept up be
hind Doisctt and hit him a blow on the
head. Three other blows were struck
befoie the attendants could grab the
maniac. Bvei since the desperado Mc
Coy was hung at San Antonio McDcr
molt has been tbieatenlng to kill Dor
sett because be said ho was able to have
pievcnled bis execution.
1'INANCIAI. AM) COMSir.llCIAli.
Nr.w Yoiik, Mnrch 25. Money lonncd
at'.i!i per cent. Lxchnngo firm;
posted intes, .I811MS7; actual rates,
J&2?(lS!)foi sixty days, and 185ifel90
Goicinmcnts steady: ouncnoy fi, 110
bid: -l's coupons, 122 J bid, -ljs do.,
'1 he stock market was dull this morn
ing. The little trading done was in
Atchison, Sugar Itellncrics, Itoek Is
land, Wheeling and Lake Bile, com
mon, Louisville, New Albany and
l liiengo, Tennessee coal, Union Pa
cific and St. Paul. The fhit piiccs
wrio slightly higher, except
foi spfrai tnVls, which sold cx
dhldend of 21 per cent,
and opening at 001, declined 1 per cent.,
but rallied latei inthohoui. Wheeling
and Lake Uric common was a strong
fentuie. and advanced nearly 1 percent.
nn u conipmativcly largu business.
Louisville, New Albany and Chicago
was tho next stioiigeit, advanc
ing liom -i:)J to 1!H. At 11
o'elock tho maiket was generally
linn, with piiccs fractionally above
those of yesterday. The maiket was
almost nta standstill in tlio second hour
andpiiccs sagged from sheer inactivity.
Tennessee coai was the only piominent
stock, letlntig fiom 5I'J to 5U. At this
wilting the maiket is extremely dull
and but little changed from ycsteiday's
N v IlllH Motlc,
Tho follow Ing aio the prices of tlio Now
Yoik and Clilcugo markets as rcnortedby
special whctoU. T. Havcnner & Co., llooin
ll Atlantic immune;:
STOC ks. Ojini 'J tlO
Cliicngo (Ins -IU CJ5
fan. South. 03 5W
STOCKS, (hlfll 2 30
.Vorthw est ..till '.113
I'. M. b'. S
'ieadlii'' -ID i'Jl
Nut Lead T-t lfcl
1)., I.. .V W.1U0J
I,. A N MJ
L. S lU7i
Sugar Tl list. (.05
Mo. l'ac TM
N. Y. Ctn
N. l'ac SU
do. ptd... n
J U Ji. A W. ft. 215 'Hi
513 St. Paul (s3 iiJ
0fc Tex. l'ac 20i 20
Coi "Jnlou Vac. Cllli 2i
T. Y. Union... 82 515
I0J "etroleuiii .. bl2 81 i
Am. Cots'il. 27 2UJ
;S'l Atdi.tTop. !57J Vi
Tho Chltucii ."M.irl.t'tH.
Ojirn Clor l'OltK. Open
20 Ma ....,
St Jul ...
lViithmuton block lAch.inco,
Seles ltegular Call 12 o'clock in.
Second National llnuk, 10 nt lio. Colum
lla Itulb oad, 10 at 73, 20 nt TJ. American
liraphoplioiic, 25 at WJ; 50 at 131; 50 at 13.
Miscellaneous llonds L'. S. Klcctrte
I.Ichts let, C's, 1U0, U. S. Klcctrle Llcht
L'lirO's. ll.".; W. & O. It. It. 10-40 0's,
KUS-'Sa, 10.,!; V. it: O. ConvDrtlblc, C's,
17(l; Masonic Hall Ass'n, C's, C lb'JS, 10S;
uti. Market Co., 1st Mort., 0's, 110;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., 0's, 110; JnlM ,t
Peal'oaid Co., 0's, C 1S07, : Wash. Lt.
Infatitn.lst, G's, 1001 101; Wash. U. In
fantry, '2d, T's, UK) I, lis; Wash. Gas J.ujht
to., ser. A, C's, 12U1, Vash. Oas Light Co.,
Ser. II, C's. 1315.
Katlonal Dank Stocks Hank of Wash
Ineton, -U'0; Dank ot Itepubllc, 250; Metro
politan, 2C0; Central, 2&0; Second, ls5;
I'armcts and Miehanles', 1; Citizens',
KI.1' Columbia, lhO, Capltul, 117; Yoot
Itnllioad Stoiks Washluston and
lleorgitown, 275; .Metropolitan, 105; Co
lumbia, 70; Capitol and North O Street.
(0: tcklneton pud Soldier's Home, 05
Insurance Stocks Firemen's, 41; Frank
lin, CO; Metropolitan, fcO, National Union,
104; Arlington, ISO; Corcoran, 0'1; Colum
bia, 172; Gcrmaii-Auierfcan, lbO; l'otomac,
ib IMecs, bj; Penplo's .11.
Title InsuraiH'0 Stocks Ileal i:sllo
Title, 133 J, Columbia Title, OJi Washington
Oas anil l'.lettrlc Light Stocks Washing
ton (ns. 41; Georgetown tius, 45; U. fe.
Electric Light, 112.
Telephouu Stocks Pennsylvania, 20;
Chesapeake and Potomac, bl; American
Qrauhonhone, 1 JJ.
Sfiseollaneous Stocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., IS; Washington llrick Machlue
Co., 10; Great Falls Ice Co., 100; Uull
ltuu Vanorania Co., 23; National Safe De
posit, 240; Washington Safe Deposit, 130;
Washington Loan and Trust Co., 21; Xa
tlonal TjpograpUlc, 20; Morgentlnler, 10;
I'utmntiflo Gun Carriage, I; Wash. Loan
stid Tiust, To., ; American Security and
IT ll He Wout.
Canton, Mam- . Maich 25. Accord
ing to the solcclmcn of the town "Win.
D. McPhcrson, the nilssliiB ticnsurer of
Canton, who disappeared Maich 11, Is a
dctaulter to about $2,500, and when ho
weninwayhe is thoucht to have had
il.ouo of the towns funds in his pos
BALFOUR'S IS THE V0L0E
BUT THE HAND IN THE PURCHASE
BILL IS QOSCHEN'S.
Ulcclrlii T.lchlinc ('limine Into I'.irnr
In IhiRlnnd Tho Trench nnil Xow
romiillnnil CoiikI LolinlaraltrltUli
KiiouIciIbc of (leocrnphj Slim,
London, Maich 25. Now that dec
lilclly hns. been successfully shown to
possess Immense advantages over older
methods, both as a motive power and n
a lumlnnnt, the English, who have been
rather slow iu ncccpling tho new do
pnilutc, me demonstrating their faith
In Its availability by Its widespread
adoption. One hns but to instance the
new eleclilc railway which was opened
the other day nnd the lighting of the
Hittlsh Museum ns evidences of tin;
ntispiclousinnugiiiation of elccliicity hi
Its two chief functions in England.
The streets of London havo yet to be
supplied with the powerful aie lights,
but a walk down the Strand or Oxford
stieet after daikwlll givi nn Idea of
tho lapidly increasing employment of
eleclilc llghls by .shopmen. Hotels,
especially those tienuenled by Amcii-
enns, are fully equipped and supplied
with Incandescent lamps, and.althougli
far behind New Yoik in tills respect.
London is coming rapidly to n general
use of the billllant liialof gas. The
fact that gas is much cheaper heio than
in America Is almost the solo remain
ing icason of its supremacy. The elec
tric mocmcnt is not confined to the:
metropolis. Many places in the King
dom arc using electricity, tlio seaside
lesorl, Prlehton, peihnps being In the
first i nnk.
The French newspapers gravely con
gratulate the nation upon the substan
tial victoiy which Prance lias gained in
the contioversy upon her rights to take
lobsters on the coast of Newfoundland
and even erect buildings theio for their
manipulation into edible mcichandise.
Tho vigoi ous protests of tho people of
Newfoundland onlv excite derision in
their columns. The most important
lcsult of the Equnbblc in a pliiloloslc.il
way nt least is that lt is gravely decided
by the legal solons that a lobster is
really and to all practical intents a fish.
llrlllsh Clcocrnphlcnl Knowlrdco.
The Ilircbcll case will probably have
the clfect of cncouiaglng the study of
geography among liiltous Intending to
emigrate. One expectant "pupil
iartner" has been infonncd by his
local paper, in answer to inquiries,
that nlthough cotton is not yet grown
in n specified locality In Canada, "so
important an industry will probably not
long escape attention."
Tho I, unci I'lirclillHO 11111.
The Mi' A'cir commenting on the
Land Puichasc bill, says that tho voice
is lialfoiu's, but the hand is Goschen's.
Tho Tdcipitph fully appioios the
The Time says thcie may be some
provisions of the measuie open to com
ment, but upon the whole it seemsto
promise the cieation in tlio process of
lime of a peasant piopiictniy on n very
large scale without iuvolvinc: to the
Biititb exchequer of tax payers any
The Chi oniric says the scheme Is
compichcnslvc nnd ingenious. If the
opposition will adopt Mi. Gladstone's
idea of bettciing licland intuci than
dnmnglni; tho CJoicrnnient Parliament
may reach a scheme for wiving tho
Irish pioblem. The Irish leader,, in
eluding Mcssis. l'arncll, Davltt and
Sexton, icgaid the bill as absurd, and n
move lor the benefit of the landlords
and not the tenants.
The Simula) d indoiscs the plan It
saystomcof the points ni.y be modified,
but iu its general scope it may be per
milled to stand.
The Pull Mull Gazette says the bill U
an abominable one. It dishonestly pro
fosses to clear the llrlllsh lav-paver of
responsibility, whilst his credit Is the
sole lever by which BaUour can eaiu
his end. It is unjust In conferiing
upon a handful of citiens at the e
pense of the ict a boon to which they
havo no claim beyond other cultivators
of tho soli.
The? .Tauten Uaxetic says the chief
mciitof the bill lies in the elaborate
system of checks and counter checks it
provides for, whcieby the purchasing
tenant is prevented "fiom becoming
buidcn upou tho impeiial exchequer.
The lr.casuicieuuires the minutest ex
amination, but If any obvious defect
existed it would have been pounced
upon immediately by such a cute eillic
as Mr. Gladstone.
Dini.iN, Maich 25. The lit pi ei, in
cditoi tally discussing tho Irish land
put chase "incisure, praises the Goum
ment for the luscnult displayed in the
nuaneement ot matter and the manner
of Its piesentatiou. The Government's
pioposals with icgaid to special leisla
lion ior the ovctciowdcd or 'con
eesled" distiicls, the IJipicM says af
fouls no solution to the problem ns to
what is to be done with those people
who refuse either to buy laud or cml
The Ficcntan'n Journal says that
Mr. lialfoiu's speech shows that the
chief tecrctaiy has failed to thoroughly
grap the land problem, and, although
coached by Goschcn, he has failed to
successfully follow the Intricate Wfik
lugs of that statesman's mind. The
Freeman concludes by assenting that
the entile objeit of the Governments
bill appears to bo to inllate the value nf
A Shipload or Com let.
London, March 25. An Odessa dis
patch to tho Daily 2'cim says that GtiO
coin lets havo sailed for Sachallen
medical inspection stronely minin.
tho worst evidenco as to the londiiiuu
of liustlau prisons.
America unit lhiglamt Ihiercotic
London, March 25. The Lisbon cm
icspondent of tho Standard sajs he
hears that, acting with l'ngland, Vmer
icn Is inclined to take cnorgetlc aiiimi
in the DelngoalSay railway question
a ho queen Off.
London, March 25. Tuc Qiueu at -
eompanjed bv the Princes Uea.iiie.
soiled to-day for Cherbourg en i ado t
Alv les Dains. Tho weather w a- line,
the sun shining brightly.
Our Ticnty With llueliind
London, March 25. Tho UiltUh ev.
li adltion treaty with the United stutc
Is published this afternoon In tho "lt l
Uasette. Tho tieaty gooslnto opei itiu
on April 4.
London, Miueh 25. Mr. l'tuniU left
Iho House of Commons hist night when
Mr. lialfour wns but half thiough his
speech. Lord Randolph Churchill was.
tocal AVouther Forecast,
'or the District of Columbia, Vchu i
Jnrvf"' ami 1 irgmla, timi, $m'lnni'-rtii
tti.)i n. if? t'-ddj; i ''i ' '( i 'l
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