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The Washington Critic
a 1ST YEAH NO- 0,370.
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUAllY 8, 1880.
VMCE TWO CENT
IN CONGRESS TO-DAY.
Till! DCA.lir.CCIC IS 1IIIOK1SN in Tin:
Tlio Hcmiliillon to Ulinnga tho Kulrn Ito
I'liiiiniltlcil liy a Viilo of lio to 117 Tho
Knit or ll llriiiieli llrltlgu l'ctltlan l'ro
koiiIikI In Hi" Somite.
In tlio Sennto to-day 5Ir. Faulkner
prcuntcd tho petition of James L. Har
bour nnd 1,000 other citizens, praying
for the passngo of tho bill providing for
a bridgo across tlio Eastern 1) ranch
from tlio foot of South Capitol street to
Tlio bill was passed providing that In
cases where a two-cent stamp is omitted
from a letter bearing ix special-delivery
stump the letter shall bo delivered.
A. icsolullon was agreed to calling upon
tho Secretary of tho Treasury for a copy
of tho manuscript report upon fraud In
sugar nt Now York and Philadelphia,
also to comply with the resolution of
March 1, relatlvo to tlio ovaslou of sugar
duties in New York
Mr. Sherman, by request, introduced
a bill changing tho modes of electing
Mr. Hlddlcbcrgcr presented u resolu
tion of tlio Stuto Orange of Virginia do
mantling that agriculture be protected by
n torllT and that a bounty of Co per cent,
bo paid upon nil agiicttltural exports.
Tho tariff bill was then called up.
'Tlio afternoon was consumed in con
sideration of the tariff.
Tho Secretary of tho Treasury submit
ted to tlio IIouso to-day an cstimato of
appropriation for a fog signal on Mount
Desert Koch, Maine.
Also tin estimate of an appropriation
of $()o,000 for n ligltthousa tender for tho
Ninth, and Eleventh districts.
Aho nn estimato for a lighthouso on
tliu St. Croix ltlver. Manic.
Tho Secrclnrvvof tho Interior submit
ted u .recommendation from Indian Com
missioner Enwright, of nn appropriation
of $1:2,000 for the support of tho friendly
' Sioux Indians of Minnesota. Hishop
"Whipple of Minnesota has been-warmly
nuvocnting tno appropriation.
Tho Commissioner uf Agriculture sub
mitted a report of tho expenditures in his
Dcpaitment for tbo fiscal year.
Mr. Comptou presented tlio petition of
Harriet M. Hurrlck, praying for tho paH
bngo of a bill enabling hur to convoy tho
titlo to sublot 11, In sonata 509, in AN'ash
ingtnii, without the sigualiuc of her hus
band, who she says has been absent
over a year and his whereabouts un
known. The icsolution from tho Committee on
Utiles then camo up and wio previous
question on the passage of tlio resolution
ordered. Pending this a motion was
lnado to iccommit tho resolution, which
was agreed to by a vote of 120 yeas to 117
navs and the deadlock was broken.
The Committee' on Printing claimed
tlio floor for an hour under special order
set for this day 7 and proceeded to call
up bills making provision for tho print
ing of tliu House and Senate.
Tho Soimto In .Secret Sfesilon.
Ill the secret session of tbo Senato yesterday
ifteruoon there waB a lone and animated dis
cussion of Mn Edmunds' resolution opposing
tho Interference ot any forolgn Govcrumont
with the l'unama Canal. Tlio .Senato closed
IU doors kecauso uf tliu presence In tho gal
leries of the members of several of the foreign
tczutluns, and because of tlio announcement
m tho papers yesterduy mornlne, through tlio
medium uf n cablegram from 1'urls, that tlio
French people did not llko tlio attltudo of tho
Senate towaid their pet project, as explained
by tho debate In tho Sanato chamber Saturday.
Tliu discussion of the resqlutlou had but
just begiiti, when Air. Kdmuuds, olisorvlng
tliu presence ot tbo diplomats in tho galleries,
moved that tho Senato proceed to the eousld
niatlon of tho question in secret session. Tho
motion was carried and for flvo hours tlio
Members of tho Senate debated tliu icsolu
llon with closed doors and no olllclal re
porters present to prcscrvo their speeches for
tbu .Uunyretsionul Jtccord,
Mr. Gray, who was speaking when tlio Sen
ato went Into secret session, cODtlnued his re
marks In support of his amendment. IIo was
followed by Mr. Edmunds, who spoKo at somo
length, by Mr. Evaits, .Mr. Moniu, Mr. ltcngau,
Mr. Spoouer und Mr- Eustts. Tho Senator last
named delivered a very long and very Intcrcst
' lug speech, Mr. Hoar and somo other mem
bers of the Senato spoke briefly. Thoro was
little opposition to tho principles of tho reso
lution. Tho question ot Its timeliness was
lalscrt and was debated at somo length. Somo
opposition was developed on tbo score that
tliu effee! ot tho resolution would be to en
danger, at this critical time' tbo Interests ot
tliu thousands who had invested tbclr money
lu the canal enterprise.
Finally a voto was taken on tbu amendment
proposed by Mr. (5iay, and It was rejected
ivlthout division. Tho lesolutlon was, without
opposition, amended by tbo substitution ot
tlio word "Government" for tho word "Con
gross" hi two places. Tho yeas and nays
were called for on tho nassauo ot tbo resolu
tion. The lesult of tho voto was 40 yeas, 3
nays. Thoso voting In tho negative were Mr.
Blackburn, Mr. Vauco aud Mr. Hampton.
Dining thu debate, tho Democratic leaders
suggested that they had lust oue day that was
to "have been devoted for thu dlscus
etou ot tho tariff. It was agreed by tho Ito
publlcan Senators that tho ditto for tho taking
uf a voto on tho tariff bill bo fixed at January
83, at 1 o'clock, instead ot January "I.
11iu Pawnbroker's 11111.
Tho House District Commltteu at Its meet
ing this morning decided to Teport favorably
Mr. Smith's bill to regulate tbo pawnbroker's
business in tho District. Tlio original bill Is
amended in several particulars, and provides
that each pawnbroker shall pay a llcotiso of
$100 and give a boud for $,1,000 to Insure faith
ful coinpllauco with tho laws regulatlug tho
Tbu bill also limits thu rato of Interest to bo
charged, For amounts under $23 21 per cent,
may lie charged, and far amounts abovo that
l'J per cent. Tho bill also provides that tho
dealer shall tako a description of tliu person
fiom whom tliu pawned article Is obtained.
itow They Iluuril tlio l'roeuediiica,
A stoiy was current at tlio Capitol to-day
tbatvdurlug tho Democratic caucus last night
two Western correspondents oluded tho vigil
aueo of tho Capitol Police and gained access
to tho upper conldor. Holding a door ajar
they proceeded to listen to tho interesting de
bate going on down bolow, and took It down
In shorthand to Bcnl to tluur papers, Whllo
engrossed In this buslucss they wero surprised
by Deputy Sargoailt-at-AiniB Iku 11111, who
summarily ojecled tho Intiuders.
Tlio House Doiuoortitlo Cnucug,
Tbo Democrats ot tlio House had a caucus
last night and after a long dcb.ito adopted tho
lletohed, That as tho sense, ot this caucus,
on Mondays for suspension ot the rulos no
dilatory motions or propositions will bo mailo
liy tbo Democratic party for tho purpose of
preventing suspension of thu rules; and that
thu resolution for emending tbu rules, now
pending beforu tho House, bu recommitted to
tbo Commltteu ou Utiles.
Senator Cameron has Intioduccd a bill "to
portent the sanitary service ot tho United
States." H pinvldrs that tlio Surgcoti-Ocn-era!
may detail to the DuieiiU ot tlio Marino
Hospital Service such additional ofllcer to uct
under tils discretion as legUtrnr ot vital statis
tics ab may bo fiom time to tlmo requited,
Within sixty days after tlio passago of the
6 t tho Surgeon-General Is to proem on situ
on which ho is to cause to bo creeled a build.
lug to bo used as a United States laboratory
for tho pilrposo of conducting sclciitlllc Inves
tigations In tbo Interest of tho public health,
und tho Surgeou-General Is to detail medical
olllccnfrom tlmo to time, with ono hospital
Howard and two ultendents, to conduct, tbo
laboratory." An appropriation of 30,QO0 Is
Senator Hawlcj has presented tho petition
of tho corset man u tad u rem ot tho country ask
ing that thu phraseology of a paragraph of thu
tariff bill bo chauged. This paragraph provides
that horns nnd pal t of horns, Including lioni
strips and tips manufactured, shall bo admitted
Tho Houso Committee on Invalid Pensions
lias uirieril to report favorably a bill to lu.
creaso tlio pensions of disabled veterans.
Under this bill tho pensions will bo Increased
as follows: For the loss of nn arm abovo tho
elbow the pension Is increased from $80 to $12;
for tlio loss of an arm below tho elbow Iiom
WO to $8(1; for the loss of an arm at tlio shoul
der tho pension Is Increased from $45 to K0.
The Increases nrornlod for tho loss of tbo teg
aru tlio samo. In caso of total Inability to per
form manual labor tho pension Is Increased to
$50, and for tho loss of both arm and log tlio
pension is increased to fw.
Tho Secretary of State has sont to tho Sen'
ato thu result ot tlio election for Presidential
electors lu tho States of Illinois, Colorado,
Nebraska and Tennessee,
Tlio President pro tempore has laid beforo
tho Senato resolutions adopted at n metllng of
tbo citizens of Sail Miguel Comity, N. M.,
December 3S, praying tho aduilttanco ot Now
jicxico as a aiaiu.
Senator Mitchell has presented tlio petition
of Jos. Pcnnlg ot Sulkvlllo, Ore, nuking
$10,000 for tbu injuries suffered In tho Modoc
lho Senato Committco on Holes u," hold a
meeting this week and It is thought tboy will
decido to Btrlctly enfoico tbo rulo regarding
tho admission to tho floor of pilvato secre
taries of Senators. M.any tiowspapcr corre
spondents now liavo access to tbo floor as
'prlvato secreta.-ics," and a strict construc
tion of tho rulo will debar them.
IjATE department news.
Tho President sent to tlio ricnato to
day tho following nominations:
l.lentenaut Colonel William A. Kuckcr,
Deputy Paymaster General, to bo Colonel and
Assistant Paymaster General.
Major Charles M. Tlriill. Paymaster, to bo
I.lcutenont-Coloncl and Deputy Paymaster
General, and n number of minor army ap
pointments. Also Charles Maker, of Malrio, to be Col
lector of Customs for tlio District of Belfast,
Mo., and Gcorgu llrjuton Wilson of Maine, to
ur in assistant surgeon in tuo navy.
In answer to U. S. Treasurer Hyatt a
Iter about tho two $500 District of Co
lumbia 3.G5 per cent, coupon bonds that
wero sent to tho Treasury Department
for redemption, when It was discovered
that tlio bonds had been oueo redeemed
und thnt tho numbers had been altered,
Comptroller Durham lias decided that
the bonds could not bo redeemed ngoln,
nnd that they wero not gonuino, as tho
numbers had been changed.
Mr. Oscar S. Strauss, United States
Minister to Turkey, reports to tliu Sec
retary of State that ho has obtained of
tho Grand Ylzir tlio necessary authoriza
tion for the Hlblo houso at Constantino
ple; to print in Turkish 1)5,000 Bible tracts,
consisting of the Psalms, tho Proverbs,
tlio four Gospels and the Acts.
Tho Secretary of the Treasury to-day
appointed tlio following gaugers: Colc
mnn Sf Daniel and Abrain T. Houlwiiro
of Louisville, Ky.
Tho National bank notes received to
day byti tho Treasuror of tho United
States for redemption amount to
$142,000.. WW ,in: ,
Lieutenant F. S. Carter has been or
dered to Pittsburg, Ph., to act as steol
Among tho President's callers to-day
wero Senators Blackburn, Plumb nnd
Harbour, with Hear Admiral "Wordon;
Congressmen Wilson of Minnesotn,
Crnln, Felix Campbell, McMilliu, Culuo,
Leo, witli Colonel Smith, U. S. Attornoy
for New Mexico, and Colonel' Glldor
slecvo of Now Mexico, Governor AVcst
Hids for carrying tho malls from tho
City Postofllco to and from tho railroad
stations nnd steamboat wharves for tho
next four years, beginning July 1, 18S9,
next, havo been mado by tho following
Washington parties: It. Y. Woodllef,
$11,1)715; George W. Knox. 812.087.05; II.
O. Slavins, $13,082; Union Transfer
Company, 14,050.50, aud E. J. Travis,
Commodoro Walker said to-day ho did
not know whether tho Athuita would bo
ordered to Port-au-Prlnco on Admiral
Luce's report or two moro ships. At
present, ho said, tho Atlanta was held for
tho Pacilic, but something might turn up
that would ciiuso her to bo sent anywhere
Patents wero issuod to rosidents of tho
District of Columbia to-day as follows:
John S. filankman, sight for firc-nrms;
Nieholay Jensen, cleaner for slates,
blackboards, etc.; Fdwin J. Lumloy,
cigarctto machine ; Edward S, May, cal
endar, and Augustino I. Ambler, electric
train brnko apparatus.
The following oflleial changes havo
been mndo iu tho Dopaitmcnt of tho
General land Offlco Kqslgnatlons: William
II. Maltbowsmf Virginia, SijSOO; Fleming It.
Grlfllth of Pennsylvania, $1,(100; Miss Alico
Wurdemann of Now Jersey, iilOO.
l'atcnt OITlco Transfers: Jonathan S. Daw
son of Tennessee, and Miss Laura L. Dodga ot
tho District ot Columbia, tii Pension Olllce, at
$900, by promotion from $720.
Pension Ofllee Appointments: Mrs. Barah
L. Twiggs of Georgia, $900, by transfer from
Ticasury Department; Miss Gertrude. II.
Watt of Illinois and James li. Haydcn of
Mlunesota. $900. Promotion: Jool A. Tiltou
of Now Jersey, $900 to $1,000.
Tho Commissioner of Pensions has
been advised that Phobo A. Hayes of
Ada, Kent County, Mich., was arrested
ou tho 2d instant, upon tlio charge of
presenting a fraudulent claim for pen
sion. After a preliminary hearing before
a United States commissioner, sho was
admitted to ball in tliu sum of $800. to
appear beforo tho United States court at
Grand Kniilds Mloh., at tho March term
thorcof. lie has also boon advised that
Frank West, of Greenbnrg, Pa., has
been convicted of forgery, in connection
with tho pension check of Wilson J.
Tnppor, IIo was sentenced to tho West
ern Penitentiary for three years and six
Tbo contributions to tlio Inanimation fund
aro now $.10,518, Yesterday Pierrepont it
Morgan of Now York contributed $1,000.
It Is said that the Commit teoou Decorating
will recommend tlio following awards: F, Al
drlch of Brooklyn, N, Y,, for decorating tho
ball-room; Neal, for floral decorations,
and Wash. H. Williams of tills city, furnishing
the reception looms lor the President and
A Young Mini's Ailvoiitmo,
Benjamin McKennoy, colored, was found
guilty lu tbo Criminal Court to-dy of an as
bimlton Martin Slough, a young man who
hadcomo to this city fiom Los Angeles ou
business. Tlio testimony of tbo Government
was that McKennoy struck him on the sldo ot
lho face, and when Slough started lu pursuit
llrcd two shots at hltii.
Tlio Tiinnul Frauds.
Tho Court of Inquiry to oxamluo wltucsses
In tlio Ariucihiet tunnel frauds met lii room
51 lu tho War Depaitinuut building this mom
and after a fuw piclluiliiaiy steps adjourned
till 10:30 o'clock to-morrow, when witnesses
will bo examined.
NEWMAN AND HIS TEARS
th12 tkmhikam on which
How Ho Tried to ltul.ii tlio Wind Over
tlio Sorrowful Tidings uf tlio Death of
Tho .trial of Marlon D. Nowman, who
has gained such oxtonslvo reputation by
his Inroads in tlio hearts of ladles, was
tried to-dny In tho Criminal Court
charged with an encroachment on men's
Thu iudictmont charges that ho ob
tnincd$100 from tho Ualtimoro Llfo In
surance Company on the false pretense
thnt lils daughter wns dead. A. A.
Lipscomb npnenred for tho Government
nnd Campbell Currlngton for tho de
fendant. Oscar F. Urcoso of tho Arm of Brccso
& Sous.of Ualtimoro wa tlio first witness
called, and stated that Nowmau,
under tho namo qf G. W. St. Clair, wns
employed as a solicitor lu AVashington to
life Insurance. Tho ngrcemont wns for
tlireo montliB, commencing September 1,
1883. A lcttci dated October 18 was pro
duced lu court In which St. Clair
acknowledged lho receipt of a check and
said that his daughter wns very low and
that htr death was expected.
Tho next morning Mr. Urccse said a
telegram was received bringing tho news
that St. Clair's daughter was dead and
they mailed him a. check on tho Farmers'
and Mechanics' Hank for $100.
Tho language of tho telegram was:
"My daughter uassed away at 4 this
morning. Send mo check at onco.
"G. W. St. Ci.aiu."
IIo said that they had guaranteed St.
Clnir, as special agent, $150 per month
against commissions, and, up to the tlmo
of tho nrrcst, they had paid him $375.
On October OJuis account was overdrawn.
On cross-examination Mr Hrocscsnid they
sometimes advanced money to their
ngeut's. On September 7 ihey had ad
vanced -$150, as ho said ho wanted to
movo-his family. A letter that accom
panied that remittance stated thnt it
would bo charged to St. Clnlr's account.
Ho presumed'that a similar letter accom
panied tho $100 remittance charged in
At this juncturo Mr. Carrington said
to tho Com t that.consldertng Mr. Brccso's
testimony, in his opinion, thu venue, in
tills caso was Improperly laid, and that
tills court had not jurisdiction. Tho
point was, thnt tho letter being sent from
iiero to Hnltimoro and tho monoy being
sent from Ualtimoro hero, tho monoy
was really obtained in Haiti more, nnd
accordingly tho case should not bo tried
in tills jurisdiction.
After hearing argument Judgo Mont
gomery said that tho question was, n
formidable one, und that ho would pass
upon it later.
Dnvid Rlttenhouse testified that a
cheek was paid.
Mrs. Emma V. Sheridan, a well
dressed woman, said that Mr. St. Clair
was living at her houso on tlio 0th of
October. He had no sick daughter in
fact, no daughter of any kind at her
house. Sho did not hear him say any
thlnU'HbftUB'a'sIck dnughtor, although ho
was worried sometimes about not recoiv
With rpfcronco to the polnt'ns to juris
diction Judgo Montgomery said that he
wns disposod to think that tlio offepso of
falso pretenses is comnlcto tho moment
tho person parts with his property. Not
withstanding this view ho-considered tho
fnct that if ho should direct tlio jury to
acquit this man tlioro wns an end of tho
case. If on tho contrary the motion
were ovoi ruled, thoro was no danger of
any harm being done. Tho vordict could
besctnslde; tho caso could bo reviewed
in tho Court in' General Term.
Detective Half's testimony wns that
Newman in conversation with him ad
mitted that no child hud died, but said
ho hud a right to the money becntiso ho
was employed by the company. When
ho went through tho papers in Nowman's
room ho found letters signed ns from his
dnughtor, "Pearl." Newman told him
that ho had no children of his own: that
this was a stepdaughter. IIo thought as
much of her as though sho wero his own
child. IIo wus then about to send her a
The jury took tho caso at 2:05 o'clock.
A Flourishing Society.
Tho annual meeting of tbo National Asso
ciation fot- tho ltollof of Colored Women and
Children was held this morning at tlio resi
dence of Mrs. Pomeroy, No. JU39 K street, at
which tlio following pfllcors wero chosen for
tlio present year:
President. Mrs. M. S. Pomeroy; vice-president.
Miss L. y. Swan, treasurer, Mrs. A. N.
Shad; secretary, .Mrs. 11. A. Cook; board of
managtrs. Mrs. K. G.Dolo, Mrs. C. A. S. Hall,
Mrs. A. N Purvis, Mrs. Ki W. Lynch, Mrj.
J. W. Hcudder, Mrs. L. i. Donllttle. .Mrs. S. E.
Uaker, Mrs. II. P. Ward and Mrs. 11. Douglas.
Tho association cared for 150 persons in tho
past year aud has at present 1S3 lu thu Homo.
Thoro Is a balance on baud of $5,008, and the
lady managers feel much encouraged to con
tlnuo their good work.
r.liotlonit This Afternoon.
Tho National .Metropolitan Hank to.
day elected directors for tlio en
suing year as follows: John W.
Thompson, Jodedlah 11, Baxter, William
Thompson, Nathanlol Wilson, Henry A.
Wlllard, James E. I'itch, J. Oimond Wilson,
N. W. lluicbull and Henry Semken.
Tho Columbia Bank stockholders olected
directors as follows to-day: Charles It. llalloy,
W. E. Barker, A. T. Brltton, O. C. Duucan
sou, John Joy Edson, Albert F. Fox, J. E.
llcrrcll, Benjamin F. Lclghtuu, Hugh McCul
loeb, Crosby 8. Noyce, M. M. Parker, O. G.
Staples, Goorgc Truesdell, B. II. Warner and
ii. a. t liinru.
lliirlul I'ormlH IshuuiI,
Burial permits havo been Issued by tbo
Health OlUccr for tlio past twenty-four hours
Win. T. Hagcrty, S3 years; .Morris Hrody, 3
years; John Henry l.oguo, -1!) years; Klsloltose
Tucker, 1 yoar; Patrick McMamee, 05 years;
Hainuol Cornwall,!! years; Charles H, Williams,
!l months; (icoigo 1. Kerr, 4 mouths; Fritz
llattcullcld, 5U years, and tbo following col
ored: Maria Bell, 50 years; Thomas Butler, 60
yoars; Daniel Slaughter, 65 years; Mary Wood,
80 years; Lowous Scott, 25 years; Daniel
Hlmms, i year; Manilo Williams, 7 years;
ltichaid C. Young, 41 years; Precllla Williams,
'J months; John Monroo, 20 years; Julia Tiu-
inau, ui years; ucuny ouort, a years,
Cnlonol Tracy's Trial.
Tbo caso of James G, Tracy, charged with
assault to kill Captain Jobu 11. Tatiucr, on
July 11th last, was placed on trial In tho
Criminal Court to-day,
THE COURT UKCQHI).
Kqtllt)' Court ilustlco Cox.
Queen vs. Brooks; salo confirmed.
Criminal Court-Juktleo Montgomery.
Kobert McKennoy, assault to kill; veidlct
guilty of simple assault, Dallas M. Do
Hughes, alias Marlon D. Nowmau, alios G.
M. St, Clair; falso piotcuscs,
Court lu Ocnul'.ll Term Chlol .llistlco,
Justices llugiior ami .lumen.
U. H. Ex. Bel. Nello B. Btovons fc Co'., vs.
John C. Black, Ac, argued,
Circuit Court .Tiiklko Ilugum'.
Clagett, administrator, vs. It. t 1), it. It.
Co.; verdict for plaintiff, $5,000 Interest costs.
Jurors dlschaiged for tho term.
flub-Dlvlnloli of Tivllllng
CliilmiMl to lio Itlugnl.
It camo to light nt tho Commissioners'
ofllco to-day thnt Twining City, tho now
suh-divlshm on tho loft bank of tho
Eastern Branch, on u lino with the pro
posed extension of Pennsylvania avenue,
Is In the same dlfllculty ns West Hrook
land. 1 v
Twining City wns sub-divided nnd
platted last summer and about 200 build
ing lots wero sold nt good prides, and It
wns bcliovcd at tlio tlmo tlio lots wore
sold that tho sub-division hnd'bccn or
would bo recorded. Mossrto. Htchard
Smith and Charles' Elliott, tho trustees of
tho estate, called on Captain'Symons to
day and urged thnt ho approve tho sub
Ho found thnt tlio 8treotsloro not In
alignment witli the city otrcots, and tho
subdivision, nccordlng to lho act of
August 27 last, is not ono that can bo re
corded. This subdivision is Owned by
thoNnllor estate, nnd contains about fifty
acres. Tho plat of this now 'suburb was
printed in Tun Cnmo some mouths ago,
showing Its many advautngcsl
This discovery will causo nulto a sou-
nation among tho purchasers of lots, as
tuo avenues nnu streets on tuo map nnvo
no olllclal existence.
THE IHSTItlCT qOVKItNMKNT.
Mr. C. B, Hemingway, In a lettur
thu Commissioners in relation to tho pro
posed revision of the assessment laws,
says that "as a citizen and a victim
of tlio incongruity of that system" ho
wishes to call attention to certain faults.
Ho states that a cortaln piece of roal cs
tato recently purchased by him was as
sessed at dotiblo what it cost him. Ho ap
peared ueioro tno into uoaru ot equaliza
tion and mudo oath to tho facts nnd only
succeeded in getting it reduced to about
dotiblo what it should have been. IIo
"I suggest that tho work of assessment
bo left entirely to tho assessor, and that
ho bo held wholly responsible for tho
proper performance of thnt work, and
especially not subject to Interference
from any outside quarter; that ho havo
under hi in such clerical foreo as Is neces
sary, and a permanent boaid of hub
assessors. Appeals from the acts of tho
sub-nsscs9ors should bo mado to the as
sessor, who shall dccldo those appeals.
With the ultlmato responsibility thus
plnccd on ono olllclal, ho coipd bo re
moved by thd nppolnting power when
ever his incompetency or misconduct
was shown, and, under such circum
stances, it Is probable thoro would ho
but few occasions for citizens Jo appeal
to thu courts. I also suggest that tho as
sessments bo mndo annually or bienni
ally, Instead of trlcnninlly."
There is n bill In Congiess to prevent
tho erection of tenement houses in al
leys. Tho Commissioners will recom
mend that In lieu of tho bill that tho
building regulations bo chaiu;&d so as to
prevent the erection of houses in alloys
that aro not paved, sewered und sup
plied witli Potomac water.
Charles II. Bowon, M. D,, has sug
gested to tlio Commissioners that Mount
Vernon Squaro be changed tp"atcirclc.
IIo says a clrclo at this point would o
moro appreciated -by the pcogje living in
tlio West End than tho prosanf square.
Tho railroad tracks crossing Seventh and
K and Ninth and K streets aro tho causo
of numbers of breakdowns.
Tho application of Hobort C;Holtzman
for a barroom license, at, 1-112 (Now York
avenuo, was reconsidered and appiovcd
by tho Commissioners to-day.;
C. II. Glodden lias boon granted a per
mit to erect a dwelling, 309 E street, to
THE PILOTS' ASSOCIATION.
A Conforonuo Thli Afternoon to Discuss
The sixth annual convention of tho
Amoricau Pilots' Association was held at
the Hnrris Houso this afternoon, Presi
dent Captain Henry Ilarbinson presid
ing. Tho meeting is in conformity with
tho settled policy of tlio pilots of both
const and gulf ports, whojdesiro the pres
ent method of permitting onch State to
control tho pllotago laws within Its own
territory, and who deprecato tlio intcrfor
enco of Congress in what they feel is
a purely State matter.
In January, lBSS, tlio association had a
hearing beforo tbo House; Committco on
Merchant Marino and Fisheries, aud mot
to-day to perfect their plan outlined,
whereby thoy can havo immunity fiom
.Congressional lnterforenco in their af
fairs. Tho association also considered
technical questions involving the greater
safety of shipping when iu tho pilot's
After fully discussing tlio questions
presented and learning tho favorable con
dition of their interest beforo Congress,
tliu association adjourned! and the mem
bers leave to-day for their homes.
(IUAV AM) HISCOCIv MEET.
Tlio Consultations lu IiiillaiiupolU
Senator Hlscock and Senator Quay met
this afternoon on the lloor of the Senato
for tho first tlmo siuco Mr. HIscock's re
turn fiom Indianapolis. Mr, Hiscock
was talking with Congrossinan Wobor,
of Now York, when ho caught sight of
Mr; Quay sitting near him.
"How aro you?'' asked Mr. Hiscock.
"When dm you get back?" returned
Mr. Quny, and thoy shook hands across
tho foi in of Mr. Weber.
A fow minutes later Mr. Wobor left
tho chamber, and Mr. Quay and Mr.
Hiscock held a brlof conference, i True
to his reputation, Mr. Quay j permitted
Mr. Hibcock to do most of thu talking.
It did not take a long timcfor-him.to toll
all that ho had learned hi Indianapolis.
I'ork rnehcrs Hurncil Oul,
Rock I&i-anii, In.., Jan. 8; Tho pork
packing establishment of J. S. Olllmore, In
cluding contents and machinery, burned yes
terday morning. Tho principal loss was 200
dressed hogs and 2,000 pounds of Jard. Tho
Illumination mado by tbo 11 ru was the greater
over seen hero. Tho western piiit of Itoek
Island and Davenpoit, across tbo rlvor, wero
so lighted up that a newspaper could bo read
In tho streets, though, at the tlmo, the dark
ness would otherwise havo been Intcuso, Tho
loss Is $11,000.
Died l'rom tho Annuult.
Caiitiiaoi:, III., Jan. 8. Norman Caitcr,
tho victim ot tho assault near Clayton, 111,,
died Saturday night. Androw and Frauk
Jackson enticed Carter luto their cabin
Friday. Whllo talking lu an apparently
friendly way, ono of tho Jacksons, it Is said,
etiuck Cattcr In tho back ot tho bead with an
ax. Aftor tho mutilation Cartor was dragged
Into tbo woods and left to die.
IVlieu Sir, ninliio's Family Will Ciimo,
Mr. Blalno spent tbo day lu making prepara
tions for tlio reception of his family, duoyoin
Augu&ta to-morrow, over tbo Pennsylvania
Hoad. A favored for called and wero le
eched, but tho great mass ot callers worocut
DISCUSSING LOCAL EVILS
QUAUTi:itr.Y MRICTINU 111' Till:
TUIOT tV. O. T. V.
Tim .tlnmmliil Favoring lho Sunday Host
Itlll Indorsed ltejiorts ltciul lho Now
(llllears of tlio A-mncliitlon.
Tho ladles of tho District W. 0. T. U.
hold their quarterly meeting in Wesley
Chapel this morning. A scoro or two of
earnest workers wero present wlion Mrs.
Judgo Clark began thu session, nftcr nn
opening prayer by Kov. Dr. Wright, by
leading of n chapter from tho Hlhle. At
ono side of tho platform wns n tablo cov
oi ed with tcinpcrntica literature of va
rious sorts, and Mrs. Dean and Mrs.
Drake presided over tho table. Mrs.
Shelton, the "secretary, sat at ono sldo of
tho speaker's desk.
Aftor Mrs. Clnrk finished reading,
Mrs. Dean led lu nil earnest good-hearted,
motherly prayer, for strength to put
down tho rum trnillc, aud Hov. Dr.
Wright spoke a fow words of' welcome
and encouragement in their good woik
to tho ladles. Mrs, La Potrn, tho proil
dent, then mndo a short address and tho
roll call showed thnt thoro wero tlilrty
nmo members present,
Mrs. Shelton then rend tho minutes of
tho last meeting aud also the proceedings
of tho Executive Committee's meeting.
.Tho Executivo Committee adopted a
ptotcst to tho President ngalnst lho cus
tom of having wines nt the Inauguration
ball, and, at its meeting this moinlng,
thu Union earnestly ratified tho com
Mrs. Wiightuinn road tho rcpoit of the
work among soldlors and sailors and it
showed n, most profltnblo quarter's
work. Ono of the things Mrs. Wright
man wns most proud of was that Gon
cral Scliolleld's promise had ' been
guincd.sthat there shldl bo uo saloon at
tho Soldier's Home. Thmo aro saloons
at nearly every Holdiors' Homo and tho
ladles nre very glad that tho one at tho
Home near this city Is abolished.
A rising vote of thanks was given Gon
oral Scholield by tho ladles this morn
ing. Tho report showed that 111 sol
dier and sailor meetings had been held
during tho quarter; 1-1,010 pages of tincls
wero distributed; 207 signed tho pledge;
$095,33 was disbursed; eighty-four visits
wero paid; two persons were supplied
work; 21U men logisteied at the homo;
517 meals wero supplied, and lodging
was furnished 251 poisons. Mrs. Catlin,
who represented tho AV. C. T. U. at the
Sabbath Convention, told how that
branch of tho work was being prosecuted.
Sho is calculating petitions for tlio
abolition of Sunday work for the Gov
ernment In tho .Hallway Mall Service.
Mrs. Catlln's report wns adopted nnd
a vote of thanks was given her.
Mrs. Catliu nnd sovurnl assistants who
volunteered this morning aro going to
begin to-morrow to prepare for presenta
tion to Congress of tlio 13,000.000 niimo
petitions that were used to tlrupo the
Foundry Church during the meetings of
tliu Sunilny Convention.
Mrs. Sallle Deulinm then r6nd the r.c
poitoftho work of tho flower depart
ment and it wns ucccptclh
Mrs. Dean tlion read the roport of iter
quarter's- work as superintendent Of
tho department of lltorature, and then
tbo Indies adjourned for lunch.
At this nftcrnoon's session tho follow
ing reports were rend:
On "Heredity and Hyglone," by Mrs. A. E.
Bovcel.on "Juvenile nnd Sunday School," by
Mrs. Alfied Wood; on ".Soel.il Puilty," by
Mrs. M. N. Hoencr; on "Suppression of Im
puro l.ltcrutuic," by .Mis. Auulo E. Whitney;
ou "Unrerinentcd Wlue," liy Mrs. H. W.
Knowles, 1330 Eighth street noithwesl; on
"Young Woman's Woik," by Mrs. 11. 11.
Aioiiuou, ikh ttlnin street northwest; on
"Work Among Foreigners," by Mrs. Hannah
Crosby; on "Sclentlllc Tcniperancu Iustruc
Hon," by Mrs. h. 11. Tiltou; ou "Evanucllstlo
Work," by Mrs. G. I,. Clark. 013 Thirteenth
Btrcet northwest; on 'il'icss Work," by Mrs.
Sf D. I.u Fetu, Temple Hutel; on "Narcot
ics," by Mrs. Rev. Alexander Kent, U30 O
street northwest; on "Parliamentary Usage,"
by Mrs. W. G. McDowell, 14()0 N sheet north
west; ou "Industrial Work," by .Mis. Prof.
W. F. Mitchell. Tcmplii Hotel.
Tho now District oflloers aro: Probldcut,
Mrs. S. 1). I.aFetra; corresponding soeretary,
Miss I.csilo C. KPssler; recording secretary,
Mrs. Lydla II. Tllton; tieasiirar,'JMrs. W. G.
McDowell: District organizer, Mrs. T. A. Wil
liams; assistant orgaulzor, Mrs. Auulo E. Bo-
vee; auditor, Mrs. hmma Kholton; ylce-presi-dents
Cbaplu Union, Mrs. M. E. Cohen;
WestEud Uulou, Mis. G. W, Grimes; East
Washington Union, Mrs. E. A. Meeker; North
western Union, Mrs. C. E. Kilter; Capitol
Hill Union, Mis. M, E. Menlek; Anacostla
Union, Mrs, E. L, Sherwood; Nineteenth
street Baptist Uulou, .Mrs. ltu6etta E. I.awsnu;
.Ion Baptist Union, Miss Maria L. , Jordan;
Israel M. E, Church Union, Mis. I.. E. Phil
lips; North CaWtol Union, Mrs. Magglo B.
Plait; Lincoln Memorial Union, Mrs. Ucorgo
W. Moore; South Washington Union, Mrs.
Mary J. ltydei. '
l'rovlsloii for Kxprcsn Card
JcrrnitsoN Cirv, Mo., Jan. 8. In thoStato
Scnnto yesterday u bill was introduced pro
viding that whenever any cxpiess company
makes application to tho olllccrs of any rail
load, company for facilities to carry on busi
ness ot) tho line of such road, It shall bo the
duty of the railroad company lo furnish
proper cms and arrangements for tbo business
of such express company, and it shall bo no
uxcuso for not making eucli provisions that
thero Is alieady an oxprcss company doing
business ou sucli road. Penalties aro pro
vided for violation, and enforcement of tho
provisions of tho bill Is made tho duty of tlio
Why General (Irosvenor Wns llomovod
Chicago, Jan. 8. A Tribune special from
Columbus, O., says: It Is stated on tbo best of
authorities that a resolution will bo offered In
tbu Legislature Immediately after tho opening
of tbo session to-day calling fo.r an Investiga
tion into tho reasons for the removal of Gen
eral Chalks II. Grosvonor from tho Board of
Tiustcesot the Xenla Soldiers' aud Sallois'
Orphans' Homo. It Is claimed by tbo frionds
of General Grosveuor that Governor Forakcr
transcended the authority given him by tho
constitution and the laws.
Land Ariiilred liy Fraud,
Sioux City, Ia,, Jan, 8. Frank l.ovctt and
Thomas F. Howard left hero yesterday morn
ing lu charge of the sheriff ot Dulutli, How
ard Is a member ot tho real cstato firm ot How
aid it Kearney of tbts city. Howard and
Lovettwoie taken on.a requisition to nnsner
at Dulutb a cbargo of fraud nnd forgery In tho
salo of forty acics of Sioux City suburban
piopcrty to ono Ciuiimlngs of Dulutli. It is
alleged that they had lio titlo whatever to lho
land which they sold,
.Shot ut Drunken Toughs,
HocKfoni), 11,1.8., Jan 8. Saturday night
Geo. Hamilton, a colored porter employed on
tho Chicago & I own load, shot and seriously
wounded Oscar Buttolph. During tlio early
jartol the .evening. Hamilton hod been In
sulted by a crowd of drunken toughs, and,
supposing they woro breaking In his houso
after ho had retired, shot tliroughthe doorand
hit Buttolph. He will not bu piosecuted.
I.nto IlUpatvliOh ConiloiiHcd,
George Keefcr, treasurer of tbo Kcbfor Mill
ing Company, of Covington, Ky., lias dlsap
peaied, aud It Is rumored that ho It adcfauUcr
lor n large amount of money.
'lho police steamer Geoigo Mcl.nno this
morning captuied two mora oyster pliates.
J. J, West and Joseph Duolop of tbo Chi
cago Times woro sued to day by 1). C. C. P.
Sllvn, for 550,000 for libel, In chaiglng that the
doctor consented to perform acihnjual opera-tlou.
A XOVEIi AX(tUKT. .
A T.ornl llnnk Dlniii unit Wine II"
Tho spacloila auditorium of Masonic
Hull, at Ninth nnd V strtifcts, was crowded
to-day with tho depositors of tho Colum
bia National Hnuk, who wero present In
force to hear the reading of tlio annual
report of tho bank's business for tho
past year and to lake pari In the annual
election of dhrctors for tho prcfcntycar.
President H. II. Warner called thu
meeting to Older and was supported
upon tho stage by many well-known
leading cltiuns who aro Interested iu
the bank. After Ihu rending of tlio re
port und tho olcctlon of llfteun directors,
ono of whom Is Hon. Hugh MeCulloiigh,
ex-Seorotnry of tho Treasury, tho real
surprise of tho occasion was sprung ou
tho audience. It was lu the nnttiro of
nn Invltatlpn to. Join tho olllccrs of tho
batik in n line Itiiiclicon wmcu tuey nnu
spread In tho dining hall attached to the
Three tables, each tho length of tho
hall, wciu covered with everything in
tlio ediblo lino denr to tho. palntu ol tlio
critical, and the manner in which It was
all made lo appear as lho scat of a recent
cyclone tcstllled forcibly to tho thorough
appreciation of the depositors.
A pleasing feattuo of tho novel under
taking was tlio fact that thu Women's
Exchange was charged with' tho prepara
tion nnd furnishing of tho food, and wus
materially ucnuiitleu, imniiciauy, ny tno
liberality of thu maiiagcmunt of tho
IlEKlt AXD A I'ISTOIi.
AVhnt tho I'lttslmrc; I'ollro liiml Tills
Pirrenunn,PA.,Jan. 8. At 1:30 o'clock
this morning Police Lieutenant Snyder
heard n pistol shot in tho residence of
Albert Davis, No. 80 Frankstown avenue,
East End. On entering tho houso Sny
der discovered tho body of Davis lying
at tho foot of the stairs dend with a bul
let holo'lu his head.
In one of tho rooms tlio olflcors found
n woman named Carrie Palmer and a
littlo colored girl nnmed Nellio White
in their nlghtclothcs. A revolver anil a
number of empty beer bottles wero found
on a tablo. f'arrio Palmer refused to
givo tho olllccrs nny information.
Tho olllccrs aro confident, howovcr,
that she committed thu murder. Nellie
White hud been usloop nnd wns awakened
by thu shot hi time to sco Davis full
down tho stairs, but know nothing of tho
circumstances leading to thu tragedy.
They I.i'liKi Molljourno A Tt-illn lu Train
MKi.noyiKfn, Jan. 8. Tho North Ger
man Lloyd sttimorSaller left pbrt at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon, having on
board tho Chicago and All-America Hasc
ball teams and tho ivmcrienn correspond
ents who cnmo hero with them. Mr.
Simpson ot New York remained In Mel
bourne to train a local team in baseball,
with a view of having It travel and play
in tho United States next summon
Tho Sailor will touch at AdoUii.!". and
it is probable that a game- will bo played
there. Aftyr that thu programme is to
play 'in 'Calcutta oiid other -points in
India, in Cairo ami Alexandria, in
EgVpt;lu Homo, Moute Carlo, Vienna,
Paris and as many points in England and
Ireland ns possible.
Clili-f Arthur to Iteslgn.
New Yoiik, Jan. S. A Jlcntld special from
Cleveland, 0., says It Is learned there that
Chief Engineer Arthur of tbo Brotherhood of
I.ocomotlvo Engineers, Intends to resign his
olllco ut tliu expiration- ot bis present term,
which will bo tome time, this spring. Tho
luason given Is that tho picseut policy of 'the
brotherhood, especially as legaids tho man
agement of tho Burlington strike, Is not mid
bus not been iu accord with his vlows, Mr,
Arthur Is considered a rleh irtan and Is not lu
need of thu salary attached to tho ofllcc.
A Herald special from San Francisco say6:
Regarding tlio report that Chief Arthur is
coming to California to soo about tlio dis
charge of an engineer In tho employ of thu
Southern Paclllc, aud tho possible, ordering of
it striko ou that road, J. A. Fillmore, general
superintendent of that road, s.ijs: ''Thcio Is
uo truth In tho report that th6 engineers iu
tho Southern system havo a grievance."
llopoitK llonoiiiireil us Sunsntlonul,
GitAl'Tos, D. T., Jan. 8. Tho Commission
ers of Walsh County, D.-T., now in ses
sion, strongly condemn tlio sensational ac
counts of destitution wcst ot Park Klvcr.
They deslro tbo fullest publicity given to tho
fact that uo complaints havo been mado to thcui
and they do hot know of any such suffering.
Illlrty-lx llorxcx Incliioriitoil,
Madison-, Ni:ii., Jan. 8. Thirty-six horses
belougiugto George Loser, a liveryman, wero
binned to death yesterday morning. Tho
birn and several buggies wero destroyed, to
gether with tho agricultural !mplcnici)t houso
ot 11. II. Puller, and tbo residence uf Charles
Gross, boss $12,000.
Thoy Will ro on n Strike.
New Yoiik, Jan. 8. It Is understood that
1,000 employes In tho carpet factoiy of E, 8.
Hlgglns & Co. of this city will go out on a
striko to-day on account of the linn's declining
to rcstoiu wages to what thoy wero before tbo
recent reduction of IS) per ceut.
Tim Dakota IIouso Organized.
IliSMtitCK, D.T., Jan. 8. Tlio cattcus'of tho
Republican members ot the Houso nominated
llosmer Keith, a Sioux Falls lawyer, last night
for speaker on tho llrst ballot. 'lho Republi
can members ot tbo council nominated Smith
SUinme!, a farmer and acousinof J. (j. Blaine;
They Will Itusiuno Their Work.
Columiivs, isi) Jan, S- Will Kennedy, a
young man here, has been warned inn letter
6lgued "Wbitecans" to take better caro of his
children. This Indicates that tbu regulators
arotoicsuuio their work of chastisement iu
Southern Indiana, uftcr a ipilet of suveial
AT THE HOTELS.
Colonel Samuel D, Craig, Detroit; Mr. and
Mrs. Wells, Chicago; T. F. Biogan, Now
York: W. F Elliott. Hamilton, Ohio; A. 11.
Couditt and D. E. Frank, Chicago, aro at tho
P. W. Herzog, Minneapolis, Minn.; Alfred
Adams, Clevolatid, Ohio; Charles N. Judson,
Brooklyn, N. Y.; 1.. B. Hedges, Illinois, aro at
W. Power, Toronto, Ont.; Miss M. and Miss
A. Byruo, Jacksuuvlllo, Fla., and Hou. John
S. McSliauc, Omaha, are nt the Hlggs House,
J. J. Storron. the well-known lawyer of Bos
ton, Is at Welcker's.
Dorinan B. Katon, ex Civil Service Commis
sioner; John h. Cadwuluder. and 11. It. Kent,
New oik, nro .it Wormloy's.
J. K. McCraclccn und wife, I.oulsvlllo; John
M. Thuistou, Omaha; J. 1.. Kirkltuidaud wlfo
and A, Percy Klrklaud, Now York, uro at tho
M. J. O'Brien of Now York, president of tho
Southern Expioss Company, U at Chuln'bcr
Itu's. John hyuch, Wllkesbarro, Pa.; Charles J,
(Hidden and wife, Lowell, Mass.; Biewster
Cameron, Tucson, Ailz,; K, h, llidwoll, Bos
ton, and Thomas W. Saudorsou, Youugstowu,
unto, meat ucicKcrs
Hon..F. C. Brumicll, Pennsylvania; Hon. J, ,
V. 1), (iullluger, New Hampshire, aro at tbo I
S, J. Jlodlck ot thu liotul at Bar Harbor Is at
K. A. Decker, New York, aud V, M, Barker,
Boston, aro at tho .Metropolitan.
KNEW NOT WHAT HE DID
THIS WIUTnil OK Till: MUltClIlSON
Itow tlio Dooiimimt llicnmn it (lioat Coin
IUiIrii U'liuiion-ItK Author l)il Not All
tlt'lnuto tlio Important CoiiicIiiiici.
Nkw Yoiik, Jan. 8. The World' t Los
Angeles, Cal., correspondence, in refer
enco to the discovery of Oeorge Osuobdby
ns the author of the famous Murchlson
"For some dnys oftcr tho letter was
mndo public Osgoodby was so frightened
that ho was brought to Los Angeles and
kept concealed, lie claims that, having
himself conceived tho Idea, bu wroto tho
letter nt homunuoovoiiltigiu tho picsenco
of his wife. Next dny ho took It to Po
mona and showed It to T. G. Hnloy.whoso
name has been prominent lu connection
with tho letter, nnd tho two showed
It to P. C. Turner. Turner
copied it nnd signed It 'Charles
F. Murchlson," which Is Osgoodby's
mother's mnlduii niunr, and then sent It
to Minister West. Then tho othors,
catching the Idea, got several hands to
write decoy letters to Flsfc, to Tupper, to
Hrooks and otheis. West's lettur was
tho only reply that amounted to any
thing; so thu others were not used for po
Osgoodby has tho original copy of his
letter to West stuck under lho carpet of
his bedroom. IIo claims to havo a letter
there, too, which he received from Mr.
Cleveland In reply to ono ho wroto tho
President, but he will n6t dlvulgo Its
Los Axgi'.lks, Cal. .Tnn. 8. Mr. Os
goodliy, tho nuthor of the famous Mur
chlson letter, whoso Identity becaino
known yesterday, claims that he did not
have any conception of the political im
portance of tho letter until within a few
days of tho publication of tlio corres
pondence. Ho says that whon hu did
realize its significance, ho was alarmed
by the thought of tho far-reaching effects
and possible consequences to himself.
After conferring with friends und ills
attorney, P. C. Toner, and W. A. Hell,
It was decided to make the lettors public,
and, on the 10th of October, Mr. Hell
brought tho letters to Los Angeles.
Uo placctl them in the hands of Judge
W V. Fitzgerald, member of tliu llepub
llcan Slate Ceutial Executive Coinmlttro;
Henry T. Gage, delegate to tho Hepuhli
ean Nnlioiinl Convention, nnd Colonel II.
G. Otis, editor of tho Timet. Tlicso
three decided to publish the lettors with
out rcfeieuco to thu State or National
committees, as the campaign was then
far advanced, nnd delay was deemed un
advisable. Thu Los Angeles Timet nc
cowling!' published them on October 21,
and from this paper they soon wero pub
lished throughout the Stales,
Tno Imlliiim Iluinocriilx' I'rocrnmnie.
New Youk, Jan. 8. The HmCt Indianapo
lis correspondent says tno Democratic Stato
Senators, In caucus last night, determined not
to allowIb'Uteiiaiit-Govcrnor Robertson to pro
sldu nt tho organization of tbo Senato on
Thursday, and to uso foicu If ticpcssarVjto pre
vent him from taking tbo chair. They also
made arrangements to keep him from preslfl
ing'over tbo Joint meeting of tho I.cglslaturo
of Monday to count tho voto for Govornor anil
Lieutenant-Governor, and to put tho Speaker
of the Houio In tbu chair at that time. Robert
son declares that be will insist upon lus'rlghUi,
and the Republican Senators will back him. A
repetition of tho scenes of violence that
marked tlio session two years ogo Is piobablc.
A Snfo OiKUiril and ltohliutl,
Kansas Citv, Mo., Jan, 8. Tlio safo of tho
Woolsou Splco Company, No, 4i)l Sixth street,
was broken open Sunday nfght and $20,000 In
notes and cheeks and $lb'J lu cash taken. Tbo
safo bicakers wero evidently experts, as tboy
bored through the door without any trouble
mid lilt the lock tho llrst time. Thu bolt wns
shot and then tho door was opened. Tho first
thing known of tbo robbery wns when tho
book-keeper came in yesterday morning. Tho
firm will loso only tbo ilbO tu cash, as "11 tbo
banks havo been notified not to honor' tbo
J'ntlll ijuurrol Aiming the lloyn,
Vienna, III, Jan. 8. Au altercation aroso
between Charley Arnett and Johnnie .Bridges
at tlio Bridgo school-bouse, three, miles west
of here yesterday afternoon, In which Arnett
shot Bridges. Tho latter will probably dlu.
Both boys mo grown-up and belong'tp wcll
kuow n families lu that section.
FINANCIAL AND CDMMEKUIAL.
Tlio SlouU noil aioney .Miirkot.
Nnw Yoiik, Jan. 8. Money -1 pc,r cent.
Eitchaugo" steady; posted rates, ISIiJglSO;
actual rates, 4Slj(,4bj for sixty days and
4iSlM,-lb8J for demand. Governments fpilct;
cuireucy, lis 110 bid; Is, coupons, 1UQ bid;
4ls, do., 105S bid.
'lho stock market opened feverish and weak
nud ou belling by London ami tbu room
traders, prices declined J to 9 per rent, dur
ing tho llrst hour. Since 11 o'clock tho mar
ket has been extremely dull, but prices havo
been well supported and ut this writing most
of the early dcclinp has been recovered.
1 p. in. prices. W. U., b31: N. v. C, 107J;
N. .1. C, 074; Midi. 871; U. P., Oil: Mo.. 73J;
N. l'ne.. : do. pfd., ; Tex., !J34; C. P.,
!W3; I), it II., 131; U..L. A W., H0i; ErIe.U7i;
do. pfd., Ill; K. & T, -; U S lCUj; O. Js
V HJ; L. it N., ftOJj N. W 1074s do. pfd.,
1403: P. M., ail; Iteading. 48J: It. I.,07i; O.
A M., 231; do pfd., 84; St. Paul, 031; do.
pfd., KKil; N & C, S'Jl; Wabash, l'JJ; do.
pfd., 'Jt; B. & (J 103; Man.. U'J; O
A N 0J; O. A T., :WJ; C, C, C. l.,57i; P. D
A E., .
Tho Chicago .Market.
Chicago, Jan. 8. Opening, 0:30 a. m.l
Wheat May, 1.051. Coin-Jun 335; Pcb.,
311; March, OoJ; .May, 37. Oats-May, S3.
Poik-.Mav, 5d3.45. Lard Jan., $..37J:
March, ?-7.C2i; May, $.7.fWJ. Short Klbs Jan.,
$0.85; Feb., O.so; March, $7.00; May, $7.0-'5.
Tho Washington Htouks.
Miscellaneous Bonds W. it G. It. Ii 10S;
M.isoulu Hall Ass'ti. 100: Wash. Maiket Co.,
115; Inland ,t Scabnid Co., ; Wash. Llirht
Infantry, 1st, U5; Wash. Llcht Iufatitrv. 3d.
45; Wash. Gas Lluht Co., 130J: Wash. Gas
National Bank Stocks Bunk ot Washing,
ton, 300. Bank ot Republic, 170; .Metropolitan,
20'J; Central. 300: Second. ; farmers' and
Mechanics' 1 103; Cltlieus', 133; Columbia,
Itallroail Slocks Waslilnctoii and Georco
towu, 20S; Metropolitan, lUJj; Columbia, 31;
Cap. it North O sl 35: Auui-utl.i. 10.
lusurautu stocks Firemen's. 80; Fraukllu;
40; Metropolitan. 71; Niitloual Union. l!,
Aillugton, 100; Coiconui, CO; Columbia, 13(
German Ameitean. 155; Potomac, 70; Biggs, 8.
Gin and Electric Light Stocks Wushlnctou
Gas, 40, Georgetown Gas, 45; U. 8. Eloctrlo
Tclcphoiio Stocks Pennsylvania, 31 -, Chesa
puako it l'otoumc, 104,
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Market
Co., 10; Washington BrlcK Machine Co.. 1D0J
National Press Bilek Co,, ; Great Falls lea
Co., 145: Bull Hun Panorama Co, 30; Ileal
Estate Title Insurance Co., 115; Columbia
Titlo Insurance Co., 03; Natloual Sato Do-
auslt Co., ; Atnerlcau Urapltophouo Co.
Hale at I)roor's Host.
Yesterday's sales at Drovers' Host wero:
Ono bundled and thlitecn cattle, up ami
sold. Best, IJc(it4j; good, ll41; medium,
SIQ0; common, -lfelii.
Two bundled and sovcuty sheep and lambs.
Sheep, 3J(jrtJu; Lambs, 4J(,01: Calves, 51(30.
l'ifleeu cows and calves, JOCi. Mai Kelt,
I.oiuil Weatliur Indication.
. Fair; BllKhtly warmer; v
lowml WoduoLday by rain.