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21ST YEAE---N0' 0138.
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, MAltOIt 25, 1889.
PItlOE TWO GENTS
O ii n ii'H MS mi m J
THEDE AD JUSTICE
rcNKitAi, or Tiin i,ati: btanlky
IMnny Men or National Reputation
l'ny Their I.nst Trtliuto of ltestiect
to tlio Honored Jurist Servlren nt
Ills r.tito Homo This Afternoon Do
imrturo of tlio Keinaln for Ohio.
Tlio parlors ot tlio lato Justlco Matthews'
home, nt Eighteenth rind N streets, wsro
crowded this afternoon, and nearly every
man and many ot tlio women In tlio crowd
Were of n national reputation. Tlio cloth
covered casket, with It massive oxidized
handles, (stood In tho music room, that runs
nt right angles at tho end ot tho wlda hall
way. Hanged alone each sldo ot It and
nlong tho four walls of the room wcro
chairs, and tho handsomo flowers wcro
hanked so high over tho coflln that thoso
seated on opposite sides could not sco their
neighbors' faces opposite.
Tlio flowers wcro all handsomo, most of
them being sent by' Individual friends of
tho deceased. President Harrison and Mrs.
Harrison sent a handsomo pillow from the
Whlto Houso conservatory. A largo
wreath was sent hy tho Loyal Legion, and
the Justices of tho Supremo Court sent an
lmmcnso bouquet of lilies.
At 1 o'clock, tho hour tho funeral was to
liavo begun, carriages began to roll up In
front ot tho wido doorway. Tho people ar
rived rapidly, and as fast as they entered tho
houso wcro given scats In the parlor adjoin
ing tho music room where tho casket lay in
fltnto all tho morning. Tho friends of the
dead Justtco arrived rapidly, and In a quar
ter of an hour tho parlors woro full and late
comers stood in tho wldo hallway, which
was also crowded when tho services began
nt nearly a half hour alter tho time an
nounced. In tho throng wcro noarly every Senator
In tho city, many Iteprcscntativcs and n
large number ot prominent Department
oiliclals. Tho Cabinet all attended, and,
beside them, wcro many leaders in public
Nearly ovcrybody thcro was promlnont.
Tlio chairs in tho parlors wcro reserved for
ladies and wcro all occupied. In tho music
room tho Justices ot tho Supremo Court,
headed by Chief Justtco Fuller, sat at ono
sldo of tho colllu and tho members ot tho
Cabinet at tho other.
President Harrison and Mrs. Harrison
arrived a few minutes after 1 o'clock, aud
sat at tho toot of tho coflln during tho
The body was embalmed yesterday, and
during tho early part of tlio day many
friends called aud looked at tho dead Jus
tice's feature's as tho solemn figure lay in
its gloomy casket.
On top of tho casket, hidden under tho
masses of flowers, was a slmplo silver pinto
in tho form of a cross, inscribed:
Horn July 21, 1834.
Died March 211, 1880.
So many friends had tho dead Justtco
that beforo tho services commonced they
filled tho hallway so full that tho footman
had difficulty in opening tho door to admit
At 1:20 tho family came down tho wldo
stairway and took their places in tho music
room at tho head ot tho black casket.
Tho widow camo first, loaning on tho arm
ot nor'" dead husband's brother. Tho
others of tho family grouped about tho
head of tho coflln woro tho two
laughters, tho Misses Jeanlo and Eva;
Mrs. Wobb, Justlco Matthows' sister;
Ilcntley and James Matthews, his brdthors;
his sous, I'aul and Mortimer; Professor
Moffatt, his brother-in-law, and Dr.
MolTatt, his son.'
Soon after members of tho family took
their places tho services wcro begun.
They were tho slmplo, solemn sorvlccs
of tho Episcopal Church, rclloved by tho
sympathetic voices or mo onuoori iuartoc.
After tho opening prayer tho voices of tho
quartette, soft and low at first, swelled
through the houso ot mourning In a grand
old hymn that used to bo a favorite of tho
dead man's, "Jerusalem tho Golden."
Tlio sorvlco was conducted by ltov. Dr.
Hamlin ot tho Church of tho Covenant and
Itor. Dr. Leonard of St. John's assisted.
A chapter from tho Scriptures was road,
and then tho quarte'.to sang "Abide with
Mo." A final prayor was read by ltov.
Dr. Hamlin, and thou tho remains woro
bornoout by tho active pall-bcarcrs,6oloctod
from tho messengers of tho Supremo Court.
Tho dead man's brother Associates wcro tho
honorary pall-bcarcrs. Tho casket was
borno down tho wldo steps and placed in
tho slmplo black hcarso and tho flowers
woro replaced over It, filling tho hoarse
Tho body was followed 'to tho Ii. O.
Depot, from whenco It Was shipped to Cin
cinnati, by a long lino of carriages, Presi
dent and Mrs. Harrison not being among
Tho body will bo accompanied by all the
members of tho family, and tho trip will bo
mado In a special train of three cars. Tho
Interment will bo at Justlco Matthows' old
summer plnco, (Herniate, near Cincinnati,
Tho Schubert Quartette, whoso singing
was n very Iniprcsslvo part of tho ceremony
this nftcrnoon,ls composed ot A. A'.Mosher,
P. W. lllrd, P. 0, Moffat and U. F. Keller.
The Court Adjourn.
All tho District courts adjourned thl
morning, because of tho funeral ot Justlc
Stanley Matthows. Mr. Strover moved tho
adjournment In Judgo Montgomery's,
couit, paying a warm tribute to Judgo
Matthews' ability as n Jurist anuVan orua
mcut to the highest tribunal on earth. Ho
honored Judgo Matthows, notwithstanding
tho fact that they wero on opposlto sides
during tho war. Judge Montgomery mado.
tho order to adjourn, saying that tho mem
bers ot tho llench had concluded that it
would not bo desirable to hold court and
directed the adjournment.
In tho other courts tho presiding Justlco
announced tho adjournment.
Tho Scuato has confirmed tho following
Wkitelaw lleld of New York, to bo
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipo
tentiary to Franco: Nathan 0. Murphy of
Prcscott. Ariz., to bo Secretary of Arizona;
Julius (Sold8chmldt ot Wisconsin, to bo
Consul-aencrul at Vienna; Andrew C.
llrndloy, to bo Assoclato Justlco of tho
Supremo Court of tho District of Columbia;
Fred. I). (Irant of Now York, to bo Mlulstor
to Austria-Hungary; Prank 11. Atkens of
Dakota, to bo Assistant Justlco ot tho
Supremo Court of Dakota; John It. McFlo
of Now Mexico, to bo Assoclato Justlco ot
tho Supremo Court ot Now Moxlco; Henry
W. lllako ot Montana, to bo Chief Justlco
of tho Supremo Court of Montaua; John
1). Fleming ot Colorado, to bo District
Attorney fur Colorado; Miles 0, Mooro of
Washington Territory, to bo Governor of
Washington Territory; Oliver 0. Whlto ot
Washington Torritory, to bo Hcorotary of
Washington Territory; Kdwln Wlllltts ot
Michigan, to bo Assistant Secretary ot
Agriculture, aud a number ot naval promo
tions and postmasters.
tiii: cuiritT iti:coitn,
Equity C'ouut Justlco Cox. Wcrden
Aducr vs. Guy;dcmurrcr sustained and bill
dismissed with costs. Just vs. Just; refer
ence to auditor decreed. Lntrobo vs. Mc
Kco; completion of testimony ordered.
. Asshjiiinoiit uuehauged.
Dcntli of l'iofVMr Homier.
Tun Hauuk, Msrcli 25, Professor Fran
cis Cornelius Bonders, tlio woll-kuown
Dutch oyo specialist, Is dead,
flrcoco Milken Protest,
Atiik.xs, March IS. Tho (Ircck Govern
ment has protested against tho lottery pro
Idbltlon Issued by Austria.
WHKN TO CUT Till; Il.VIIt.
AVIiRt Thoso Who Should Know Say
About a Common llollcf.
Tun CnlTio of Friday last contained an
odd intcrvlow from which It appeared that
many bcllovo tho hair grows best after it
has been cut in "tho full of tho moon." As
a matter ot curiosity, tho opinion ot barbers
In this city was asked on tho subject and a
number of answers have been received. It
is hoped that all those asked to say some
thing on tho subject will reply. Tho dis
cussion will Interest customers, anyhow.
Tho great question of how to retain tho
hair has puzzled tho world for a long tlmo
and has given rlso to many beliefs and
theories. Hero aro somo of the communi
cations received by Tim Critic:
Holds to tlio Theory.
Washington, March 23. Editor Critic:
You want my opinion on tho growth of
hair. I havo been in tho tonsoral business
for fifteen years and I bcllovo that tho in
crcaeo of tho moon Is tho best tlmo to havo
tho hair cut. I have never seen a man
bald-headed that always had his hair cut
on tho Increase or tho moon, from a boy
up. If men always followed this rulo from
childhood I bcllovo thcro would bo Very
few'bald heads. John F. Dunoav,
out ii street n. w.
A. Contrnry View.
Washington, March 23. Editor Critic :
If my oxperienco of thlrty-slx years in har
boring can benefit any one, it Is chccrftUly
The perverted Imaginations ot men lead
thcm.to bcllcvo and say anything.
From my observation tho moon has never
affected tho growth of my customers' hair
(nor my own) by tho cutting at any time.
Cutting tho hair In tho full of tho moon
might possibly aftoct it, it on a moon-struck
If slavery had continued in our country
until now, it is probablo that ignoranco and
superstition would havo scraped nil tho
flesh from tho bones of civilization and left
tho skeletons believing that tho moon would
rccroduco it more beautifully.
Wm. C. Johnson",
1710 Sovcnth street northwest.
Wants More Information!
Washington, D. C, March 23 Editor
Critic: I would like to know tho opinions
ot tho wlso ones on this mooted question.
W. C. Johnson,
1710 Seventh street northwest.
Strongly In the Afurrnatlve.
Senate CiiAMncu, Wasuinoton, March
22 Editor Critic: Thcro aro many things
attributed to superstition as a wasto-bsskct
which aro nevertheless the effect ot somo
unknown cause. I sco in your lssuo of to
day an article on cutting hair in tho dark ot
Now, it Is n fact which any man can sco
for himself "that tho hair on a man's faco
grows CO per cent, more in tlio light of tho
moon than it docs In tho dark of tho moon,
as it is called," or tho increase and decrcaso
ot tho moon.
Tho man who shaves regularly thrco
times a wcok will notlco that during tho in
croaso of tho moon his beard, will grow
faster than in tho decrease of tho moon.
Twlco a week during tho decrcaso of tho
moon will keep a faco as clean ot beard as
thrco times during tho Increase.
I simply drop you these lines, stating a
fact, but why I can't toll.
Chas. A. Smith.
Tho opinion of all barbers onthonbovo
curious subject will bo cheerfully publlshod
as received. En. Cnrnc.
LATH DEl'AltTMKXT Nl'.WS.
Advices from Samoa.
Captain Schoonmakcr, under dato ot Feb
ruary 23, reports 4ho arrival ot tho Van
dalla under his command at Apia, Samoa,
tho, day previous. Ho found 'in port
the United States ship Nlpsic, tho Ilrttlsh
ship Calltopo and tho German corvettes
Adlcr, Olga and Eber. Everything had
been quiet slnco tho last reports scut from
Samoa. Tho Trenton had not vot arrived.
Commander Million, commanding tho Nip
sic, reports under, dato of February 23.
that tho English paper, Samoau Times, had
resumed publication. February 14 tho
American barkcntlne Constitution was
driven ashoro In a galo and becamo a total
wreck. Tho captain and crew wcro takon
ashoro by tho second cuttor ot the Nlpsic,
under Ensign W. P. Whlto. Affairs at
Apia havo been very quiet slnco tho last
dispatches to tho Department. No molest
ation of foreigners or natives had occurred.
Tho indications arc that Tamasese's party Is
Navy Department Advices.
Commander Green ot tho Alort reports
everything quiet at Honolulu and all well
The training ship Constitution sailed
from St. Thomas tor Hampton KOads on
Tho tlmo for opening bids for the nrmorcd
cruiser Texas has been postponed from
April 8 to May 1.
Chief Engineer Charles II. Lorlng has
beou ordered to special experimental duty
at tho Now York Navy-Yard.
Chief Engineer F. G. McKean has been
ordered to duty lu tho Bureau of Steam
Assistant Engineer C. E. Ilommell has
been placed on walling orders.
Secretary Illalno Will Not Tallt.
Secretary Illalno positively dccllnos to
talk regarding tho letter alleged to have
been written to him by tho President whllo
at Iudlanapolis. Secretary Noblo, towhom
tho New York Herald publication was
shown, whllo stating that ho had no per
sonal knowledge of the matter, thought It
not lmprouauio inai mo rrcsiacni uau writ
ten such a loiter. "Thero is nothing ob
jcctlonablo In It," said tho Socrctanv'but
tho President may not havo liked tho tone
of It after it was promulgated."
A reunion Hliark Arrested.
Tho Commissioner ot Pensions has been
Informed that William II. McCay of Frldcl
phla, W. Vn., has been arrested near
Itonoy's Point, W. Va., on n chargo of de
frauding Margaret Milllgan out of $135 for
services In prosecuting her claim fvr pen
sion. Ho was taken to Wheeling for exam
ination. Tlio l'ublln l'rlntei'khlp.
Washington, March 21. It was said
hero to-nlglit that President Harrison has
referred tho matter ot Public Printer to
Senator Mandcrson, chairman ot tho Con-
f;rcsslonal Committee on Printing. Accord
ng to this story, tlio President selected
four names Osborne ot California, Holm
of Indiana, Chllds of Ohio aud Nichols ot
North Carolina from which tho cholco Is
to bo mado by Senator Mandcrson. Tho
Nebraska Senator was requested to Inquire
into tho respective qualifications of tbeso
candidates and determluo tho best man for
tho plcco. It is said tho appointment will
then bo mado upon Senator Mandcrson's
recommendation. Helm, tho Indiana can
didate, is a warm friend ot Senator Man
dcrson, nn Is personally well acquainted
with tho President. Ho was formerly con
nected with tho Government Printing
Olllco, and has been a candldata for Public
rriuicr silica cany in uio lutu campaign.
Ho is believed to bo Scuator Mandcrson's
cholco, Cor. llaltlmoro American.
Mr. Wludrlm's Cureor,
When but 20 years old Mr. Wludrlm's
plans for tho Miisonlo Tomplo.Phlladclphla,
wero are'cjitcd, Ills next Important work was
tho erection of Jay Cooko's country scat,
"Ogoutz," at Cheltou Hills. Among tho
other Important buildings for which Mr.
Wlndrlm furnished designs woro tho
Academy of Natural Sciences, Hotel Lafay
ette, College of Physicians, tho Fidelity
Safe Deposit aud Trust Conijwiiy and tho
Philadelphia Trust and Safo Deposit Com
pany. Wants to Kiicecod Walker.
Ex-Speaker Noycs ot Massachusetts Is
here to secure appointment as successor to
Walker on tho Interstate Commerce Commission.
A LEAKY TUNNEL
THE COUIlT-MAltTIATj OV MA.IOlt
0. J. I,Yl)i:OKi:it.
NcRlcct of Duty Charged In I'nlllncto
l'roperly Stiporvlso tlio Work an tlio
Waterworks ' llxtonslon Tito Ac
cused's Denial A Question of Juris
In ono of tho commodious rooms at tho
War Department building, at 11 o'clock
this morning, fourteen nrmy ofilccrs sat
around a long tabic, fulfilling tho impres
sive duty of a court-martial, sitting in Judg
ment upon an officer ot tho army. Tho
honor of an officer was at stake, and these,
his peers, wcro to ilccldo whether that ofll
ccr had been guilty of culpable negligence
of duty, ns charged.
At a table near by sat tho ofllccr to bo
tried, Garret J. Lydeckcr, In tho uniform
of a major of tho united States Army, lly
his sldo wcro Governor lloutwcll and John
S. Swift, his counsol. At tho head of tho
tablo sat Major-Gcncral Gcorgo Crook, the
famous Indian fighter, president ot tho
court. At tho foot of tho tablo was Major
Gcorgo II. Davis, Judgo-advocato and coun
sel for tho United States In tho prosecution.
Tho other members of tho court wcro
Colonel H, M. lllack, Colonel It. I. Dodge,
Colonel E. F. Townscnd, Colonel .1. M.
Whlttcmorc, Colonol Alex. Piper, Colonel
C. 11. Comstock, Colonel 0. M. Poc,
Colonel J. Mcndcnhall, Llcutcnant-Cnlnncl
D. W. Flagler, Lieutenant-Colonel II. M.
llobcrt, Lieutenant-Colonel W. E. Mcrril
and Lieutenant-Colonel G. L. Glllcsutc.
Tho members of tho court wcro In full
uniform, with their swords by their side.
As evidenced by their titles they aro all
officers of high rank and tho majority ot
them gray aud grizzled veterans. When
tho court was called to order by tho presi
dent, Major Davis, tho udge"udvocato,rcad
tho order convoking tho court. Ho then
read tho order to Major Lydeckcr.
"Havo you any objection to any member
of this court serving upon it?" ho asked
"I havo not," replied tho latter.
Tho Judge-advocate then arose in hit
seat and nt his signal trie court nroso in a
body and each man raising his right hand
was solemnly sworn to duty, tho president
afterward swearing in tho Judgc-advocato.
Tho court having thus organized withdrew
in a body to pay "its respects to tho Secre
tary ot War. lteturnlng, the Judgc-advocato
introduced Major Lydcckcr's counsol
to tho court.
"Tlio accused has no objection to any
member of this court," announced tho
Then ho turned to Major Lydeckcr, who
stood and faced him. Thero was silence
in tho court-room. Tho chargo was about
to be read. Tho Court looked at Major
Lydeckcr who stood unmoved as tho Judgc
advocato lu a solemn volco said to tho ac
"You aro charged with neglect of duty
to tho prejudlco of good order and military
dlsclplluo, In violation of tho 6lxty-sccond
article of war."
Tho Judgc-advocato then procccflodto
read tho specifications of tho chargo. When
tho reading had been concluded ho said to
Major Lydcckor: "What havo you to say
ot the Charcot"
"Not guilty I" replied tho accused in a
"What havo you to say of tho first speci
"Not guilty I" camo tho reply as before,
and tho samo was given to a similar, ques
tion as to each specification.
At this point Mr. Boutwell, counsel for
tho accused, stated to tho Court thcro was
n point ot law touching tho jurisdiction ot
tho Court, which tho counsol oxpected to
put at some stago of the proceedings. Tho
point was that the chargo against Major
Lydeckcr is laid under tho sixty-second ar
tlclo of war, and thcro was a neslcct of
specification, in that tho article Is so lim
ited by tho clauso that it docs not cover tho
kind ot neglect charged In tho specifica
tions. Govornor Bontwcll stated that Major Ly
deckcr admitted ho was in chargo ot tho
work, and admitted that tho work in va
rious places in tho aqueduct tunnel was
deficient, but such admission was qualified
uy "ino assertion inai no was in no way re
sponslblo for such deficiency ot tho char
acter of tho work."
Tho Judgc-advocato llicn read tho order
assigning Major Lydeckcr to tho duty of
taking chargo of tho work on tho aqueduct
tunnel, and read tbo specifications nt the
contract uudcrwhlch tho work was done.
A 11UCE39 TAICKN,
After tho contracts wcro read a recess
was taken until 1 o'clock. At that hour
tho court assembled, when Lloutcnant
Townscud was called as a witness.
Ho gavo his name, rank, and detailed the
naturo of his duty. His duty was "to
supcrviso tho Incrcaso of tho water suply ot
Lieutenant Towpscnd used a largo map
outspread against tho wall to show Ilia
courso of tho tunnel, tho location of tho
Tho Judge-advocate then commenced
his nucstlonluir of tho wltnoss:
"Has at any tlmo slnco March 1.1, 1888,
work been doslsted from S"
"There wero two Intervals aftor that
"Will vou stato tho orcaulzatlon of tho
forco engaged In work lu tho tunuult"
"Tlio forco consisted ot a chief Inspector
and a scries of sub-Iuspcctors, Tho duties
of tho general Inspector wcro to supcrviso
"What wcro your duties In tho naturo of
f My duties wcro to generally supcrviso
"What was tho outline ot your dally du
tlcsr" "I would Inspect a 'heading,' seo how
tho work was being dono aud gu on to an
other 'heading.' "
"How much of your tlmo was cousumed
in this work I"
"I should say I was lu tho tunnel four
times a week."
At this point a sample of tho dally re
port of tho work on the tunnel was In
troduced. "How wero Iho sub-lu6pectors ap
"Thoy wero appointed by Major Lydeckcr
upon my recommendation,"
"Wcro any tests of efficiency ot capacity
applied to them!"
"No. My recommendations wero for
men whom I thought to bo honest."
"What orders wero given thorn t"
"Thoy woro directed to cany out (ho
work lu accordance with tho specifica
tions." "Wcro thoy given n copy ot tlio specifica
"The last specifications wcro uot printed.
A written copy was ulven tho chief in
spector and ho was directed to Instruct tlio
"What wcro tho Inspectors' hours of
work!" . . ,.
"They wcro to go to worn wnou mo men
went to work ami quit when tho men did,"
"Wcro they required to go to tho sur
facot" "Ifthcy discovered tho mortar was bad,
they should go to tho surfaco and Inspect
Then followed a description of the naturo
ot tbo brick, concrete and cement used lu
this ciiAunns ami si'i:oifioations,
Tho chargo against Major Lvdcckcr is
"Neglect of duty, to tho prejudlco of good
order and military discipline, lu violation
of tbo sixty-second artlclo of war." Thcro
ure six specifications In tho charge, setting
forth tho details ot tho allegations In tho
charge. Tho specifications aro leugthy,
abouudlug lu technical terms aud formali
ties. Tho first specification says that It being
tho duty of Major Lydeckcr as llio engineer
ofllccr In chargo ot tho Washington Aequo
duct, to seo that tho conditions aud specifi
cations of tho contract of October, 18S0,
with Hcckwlth it Quackonbush, woro faith
fully executed, and that tho work ot lining
the tunnel should bo dono in accordance
with tlio terms and provisions of tho con
tract, which required that tho packing be
tween tho sides nnd roof of tho excavation
should boot rubblolald In cement mor
tar, etc., "and it being his duty
to cxcrciic a personal supervision over said
work, and personally to Inspect tho samo,
did from on or about tho 14th of March,
1887, until on or aliout tho 80th day of Sep
tember, 1887, neglect said duty by culpably
falling to cxcrclso tho proper and necessary
pcisonal supervision, and by culpably neg
lecting to glvo said work tho personal In
spection which It required, In con
sequenco of which tho contractors
wero enabled to aud did ovado
tho requirements of tho contract by leaving
In tho tunnel many and extensive cavities
unfilled aud filling others wlthdry tiacklng,
causing thereby great Injury to and Impair
ment of the valuo of said tunnel, scrloui
delay In furnishing to tho city of Washing
ton tho Increase In tho supply ot water In
tended by Congress, and great pecuuiary
loss to tho United States."
Tho second specification is a repetition of
tho above, nppljlng to tlio period ot tlmo
between May 8 nnd October UO. 1888.
inc mini specification 'charges mat
Major Lydeckcr did, oh tho 8th of Decem
ber, ISSi, enter Into a supplemental contract
with Hcckwlth it Quackcnbush to pay them
$8,27W.M, being 85 per cont. ot tho por
ccntago thcrctoforo retained aud withheld
from tho contractors for tho faithful
performance of tho contract, nnd that ho
did on tho 14th of January, 1833, pay tho
contractors this sum without using propor
and necessary diligence to satisfy himself
that tho contractors had faithfully per
formed their worK under tho contracts, and
through tho culpablo ucgllgcnco of Major
Lydeckcr, tho contractors received pay for
work not performed ns contracted for, nnd
tlio United States sustained great pecuniary
Tho fourth specification charges Major
Lydeckcr with falling to ascertain It tho
inspectors and sub-inspectors wero doing
their duty, and through his culpablo ucgll
gcnco In this respect tho contractors wcro
enabled to evado tho contract, and tho
United States suffered great pecuniary loss'.,
The fifth specification alleges tho samo
chargo upon a succeeding contract. Tho
sixth specification sums up tho contracts
which Major Lydeckcr entered into with
Hcckwlth it Quackcnbush aud charges
that, from March 14, 1387, until October
31, 1888, ho "did utterly fall to tako
any offcctlvo steps to ascertain that
said work was being faithfully
dono in tho manner required by
tho contracts, in conscquonco of which
said falluro of duty tho contractors wero
enabled to and did fraudulently ovado tho
requirements of tho aforesaid contracts as
to the quality, kind and character of the
work contracted for by lcavlne lu tho tun
nol many and extensive cavities and filling
others with dry packing, this to tho great
pecuniary 1663 or tho United States."
"I have the utmost confidence in tho
future of not only tho newest part of tho
city, but also'ihat on tho lino of tho Elec
tric Railway, Just boyond tho end of Now
York avenue," said Jamos D. WImcr, 1313
F street, to a Cuitio reporter. "Tho work
now progressing In tho paving, sldowalklng
and curbing ot Ecklngton can result only
In rendering this property most attractive
for homes and must havo tho effect of ma
terially increasing values. It is hardly
worth whllo for mo to say anything con
cerning tho property bordering on tho city,
lying at. tho head of Connecticut avenue,
and netween that point and tho new Zoolo
gical Park. It speaks for Itself. It must
In the near futuro comprlso tho homes ot
our citizens, who want to bo In tho city and
yoi liavo mo auvamages oi mo most
picturesque, charming scenery that tho
immediate boundary of any city possesses,
affording city suburban homes, with all
city conveniences, overlooking tho most
beautiful section of tho District. Thoso
two sections occur to mo as possessing pe
culiar advantages; but I do not hcsltato to
express the oplnlou that any portion of our
beautiful city- extends to thoso coming
among us chances for investment in real
estate which, if Judgment is exercised and
a careful selection is mado ot tho property
In such section as tho purchaser may prefer,
at tho lowest prices nt which It can bo had
In that part, must provo lucrative lu
William M. Johston to Francis H. Cooke,
lot 53, equaro 300, $3,800,
Mary McAullfto to Kate Donahuo, lot 13,
squaro 131, $1.
Margaret Vim Plbbor to Mary P. Good
win, Interest In cstato ot Henry P. Van I'.Ib
bcr,'$l. Mary P. Goodwin to Gcnoviovo E.
Walker, lots 17 and 18, squaro 173, aud lot
P, squaro 878, $1.
Thomas E. Wasgaman, trustco, t Sarah
V. Fowler, sublots 25 and 20, squaro 8S9,
11. H. Warner to Shcldcn Jackson, lots'
S-7, Whitney Closo, $3,500.
Kato C. Henderson to John F. Hurst,
sublot CO, square 157, $8,720.
Jacob Jones to F. Guclll, sublot 33,
equaro ifl3, $3,230.
Elizabeth C. Phillips to Allco W. Smith,
lot 4, block 10, lirookland, $532.
llullilluc 1'ormltn Issued.
Permits havo been Issued by tho Inspec
tor of Buildings to tho following parties:
S. 0. Kciigla, brick dwelling at 1528 Tenth
street northwest, at a cost of $11,000; W.
II. Abbott, brick dwelling at 013 11 stroot
southeast, at a cost ot $3,000; Mrs. Marga
ret Stewart, brick dwelling at 32 11 6trect
Eouthcabt, at a cost of $10,000, and Mrs.
Kinnia licnckcrt, brick dwelling nt SOT
Fifth street southeast, at n cost of $3,300.
l"ho at tho Arsenal.
A slight flro occurred nt tho Arsenal to
day In tho officers' hoadquartcrs, room ot
Captain Louis. Tho flooring was burnod,
tho tiro having caught from tho heating
apparatus. Tlio boldlers had succeeded in
putting tho flro out almost beforo tho en
gines arrived. Tho damago amounted to
l'lro In Hkowliegnu.
Skowhegas, Mb,, March 25. Old Point
Hall, wltli thrco stores underneath, Good
Templars' Hall, with ono dwelling, wero
burned at Madison, Me., yesterday. Tho
total loss Is not yet known. Tho lusuranco
on tlio building was $3,000 nnd on goods
A Cargo on l'lie.
Vi.nbvaiu) Haven, Mass., March 25,
Tho schooner Mary Lagoon, Captain
Emery, ot and from Hocklaud for Now
York, at this port with a cargo of llmo on
lire, has been sealed up aud will sail for
Tho Proposed Zoo.
The engineer In chargo of tho survey of
tho proposed Zoo called on Captain Symons
this afternoon for tho nurposo of locating
several tracts ot land that arc spoken ot as
tho tlto of iho now paik.
A Cincinnati lllsllllniy lliinied.
Cincinnati, March 23, Dodsworth's
distillery lu Cumminsvillo burned nt an
early hour this ninrnlu;;, Lo8s$23,000. Tho
origin of the flro Is unknown.
A Sermon fur Small Hoys,
Georgo Peters, a whlto boy aged 13
vears, whllo playing In a pile of lumber on
First sticct, between II and 0 streets south
west, yesterday, fell ifcul broke his leg.
March 25. lllshop Wiggcr Is sick
and has been obliged to leave tho pilgrim
age. Tho pilgrims left for Naples this
Occnu .Strnnixlilpii Arrived.
QmuiNbTOWN, March 25, Hrltlsh Piinco,
Southami'TON, March 25,--E!bo, from
New York aril procoeded to Drt'inen.
Loston, March 35, Steamer Samaria,
UK Al'l'OINTO HlJISlUiP.
Mrs. llnrrlsnn's Dor Ilccoines Oiinrdliin
.of the Whlto Houso Clrnunds.
Mrs. Harrison's collie, Dash, has appoint
ed himself custodian of llio grounds ot tho
Whlto House, and In tho courso ot tils
wanderings to-day ho turned up an un
looked for quarry.
Strongly Impregnated with carbollo soap,
nftcr a bath at tho bauds of his keeper, as
soon as released Dash mado a break for
liberty, and was observed tearing up tho
earth at a lively rato near tho stouo steps
leading to tho south front of tho Mansion.
Ono of tho gardeners hurried to tho spot,
spado in hand, aud assisted tho colllo In his
Thcro was a sudden flash between tho
gardener's legs nnd a big gray cotton-tall
rabbit was seen scurrying across tho lawn
with Dash In close proximity. It was a
stern chase, however, and tho friendly
iron railing which surrounds the
grounds wa9 Just wldo enough
for Hunnlo to get through, but Dash
remained a prisoner and vented lilsdlssatls
faction In a scries of discordant yelps. An
Inspection of tho holo whtcli tho rabbit
vacated so suddenly rovcalcd halt a dozen
llttlo cotton-tails sleeping peacefully, and
they will bo carefully attended to oven It
thoy aro descried by their parents,
TIIK DI.STIUCT aOVKKNM-NT.
A decision ot great Interest to many
Washington taxpayers has been mado by
tho Commissioners. William llocho somo
tlmo ago mado application for tho reassess
ment of lot.10, squaro 659, on L street, on
tho ground that it had been subdivided
sinco ino assessment was made in issi.
llocho is still held forthocntlrotar, though
he owns but a portion ot the plat. It has
been decided by tho Engineer Commissioner
that as the property was divided whllo tho
water-main tax was still unpaid, and that
tho law requires that all taxes be paid on
property before It can bo subdivided, tho
new apportionment cannot bo mado.
In reply to a letter from the Commis
sioners regarding a number of complaints
that havo been mado about tho condition ot
tho Ilrlghtwood road. Captain Symons rec
ommends that $10,003 bo appropriated for
macudcmlzlng tho road on cither sldo of tho
Tho Commissioners have sent to tho
United States Treasurer a check for $111,
this amount being tho monthly deduction
from tho pay ot flrcirftn for tho benefit of
tho "Fireman's Heliot Fund." They havo
also sent a check for $318, takcri from tho
payot policemen for tho benefit ot tho
Chief Engineer Parrls of tho Flro De
partment, recommends that asphalt block
pavement bo laid along North Carolina avc
nuo between Sixth and Sovcnth sleets
James Dean has been appointed an 'ad
ditional policeman for tho year to do duty
along tUe llaltlmoro and Potomac railroad
John A.,Llndsay has applied to tho Com
missioners for a license to keep a sample
room at 213 Third street southwest.
William Gaffncy, cook of thcWashlngton
ABylum,,has been dismissed, aud llaymond
Horsnian appointed lu his place.
Dr. Godding is to bo furnished 200 trees
by tho Parking Commission for use In tho
cemetery and along tho road leading to St.
A sower is to bo laid on Eighth street, be
tween East Capitol and A streets south
west. It. II. Vanncman has been appointed an
additional privato on tho pollco forco for
thrco years fordutr from Eleventh to Thir
teenth strcots and E street to Pennsylvania
avenue, without compensation from tho
Messrs. Parker and Dwycr called on the
Commissioners to-day and had an iutorvlew
regarding the railroad tracks lu South
Washington. Thoy expressed themselves
as satisfied that their efforts to havo them
removed would bo successful.
lSxprcfcslon of Kitecui.
A meeting of tho clerks and employes ot
tho Internal Hovcnuo Bureau was held In
tho olllco of the Commissioner on Saturday
afternoon, to afford an opportunity ot giv
ing somo definite expression ot their appre
ciation and esteem of their former Commis
sioner, Sir. Miller.
Hon. E. Henderson, tho Deputy Commis
sioner, was (elected as chairman of tho
meeting and S. II. Goodman secretary.
ltcsolutlons wcro adopted expressing tho
respect and esteem of thoso present for tho
A Diminutive llorr.o Thief,
ltlebard Ilawklus wasn't tall cnoush to
see over the top rail of tho dock-, but ho has
nn alias, ncd ho managed to (jet arrested
for horso stealing. Young Hawkins, who
is othciwlso known as Dick McCsuloy, is a
colored vouth, who was asked to hold a
horso for Mrs. LulT,who lives at 493 F St. s.w.
Wheu she went to look for her horse aud
carrlago It was gone. Shortly after that
Dick was trying to sell tho rig In George
town for .15. Tho horso had probably
walked oft" with him, and ho didn't know
what cleo to do with him. Ho pleaded
guilty nnd went tu tho grand Jury.
Washington Courtesy Appreciated.
At ft meeting ot Battery H of tho Second
Bilgade, National Guard of Pennsylvania,
recently held, resolutions wcro adopted ox
tendliiL' tho thanks of tho battery to tho In
dependent Ico Company of this city, aud
especially to tho superintendent, Mr. W. II.
Yerkcs, for tho many acts of courtesy and
kindness diown by htm to tho battery on Its
recent visit to Washington. It was also re
solved that tho battery present Mr. Yerkes
wilh a gold-headed cano as a token of es
teem und appreciation, Captain Alfred h.
Hunt and First Sergeant Ed. Elchcnlaub,
Jr., havo forwarded tho resolutions to .Mr.
Serious l'lro at ltnrnboo, Win.
Baiiaiioo, Wis,, March 25. Flro at mid
night destroyed four framo business houses
owned by P. Pratt and occupied by tho fol
lowing merchants: II. P. Jones, gents' fur
nishing goods; J. lloyforn, boots and shoes:
Noyos Bros., furnishing goods, tobacco and
cigars; 11. Tuzzl, bakery and confectionery.
Loss estimated ut $20,000. It Is thought to
bo tho work of an Incendiary. Mr. Tuzzl
was stricken with apoplexy nnd died In n
few minutes after tho Hro commenced. It
Is supposed his eagerness to save his prop
oi ty brought about tho attack.
A Wiiiiinii lluriif-il t Death.
Nr.w Yoiik, March 25. A colored woman,
known ns Mrs. Nicholas, was burned to
death in bed at her residence, No. 1 Sullivan
street, this morning. Showns an Inveternto
smoker, and It Is believed she laid down on
tho bed to smoke, that she fell asleep, and
iho plpo set tho bcdclothlng nllro. Tho
loss to property was tillllug.
Tliu AgiTumvul Not SlKiied.
Milwaukee, Mnrch25. President Colby
of tho Wisconsin Central llullroad, when
seen this morning In regard to tho reported
contract between tho lsconln and north
ern Pacific railroads, said that no agree
ment had vet been signed, Ho refused to
state whether or not an agreement would
bo entered Into between tho two roads.
il)no" Sny It AVumi't Htm.
D. J, Golf, representing Hcnly it lllgelow
of New Haven, wishes Tub Ciiitio to say
for him that tho Golf who was Involved In
n young girl's misadventure at Burnett's
last night wus another GolT,
Green's Commutation Received,
Tho commutation of Albert Green's sen
tence from hanging to Imprisonment was
received at the Jail to-day. .
SHAD COMING! UP.
Nl.'AltlNO THi: CITV OI' WASHING
TON DAY II V DAY.
Tlirlr Progress From tlio Son Appear
unco Already Upon Many Itnslau
rn nt Tables How tlio l'lsli Am
CntiRliI, mid How Thoy Should bis
Cooked tu bo Perfect,
Tho shad Is with us. A Cuitio represen
tative has Interviewed tho fishermen, tho
rcslnurant-kcepcrs nnd half nn hundred
Tlio shad with Its curved white bones,
bedded In whiter, flaky flesh, flesh that
looks too pretty to eat, and tastes hotter
than It looks.
Shad roo Is always tho samo delicacy, no
better at ono tlmo than at another. But tho
succulent shad itself, has its defects nt
times, and tlio shad ot this week Is not tho
shad of next, or ot tho corresponding week
It was two or threo weeks ago that tho
newspapers chronicled in a lino tho catch
ing ot tho first shad ot this season. Tho
newspaper paragraph did not say much,
hut It meant a lot.
It meant to epicures tho prospect ot a
toothsomo delicacy whoso absence for nine
months and over, mado its advent some
thing to bo looked tor with tongues poised
between anxious teeth ready to extract tho
flavor only to bo found in rightly cooked
It meant to a lot ot idle fishermen down
tho river a couple ot months' well remuner
ative work at setting their nets, and tum
bling tho flapping, silvery shad from them
Into th'o bottoms of their dlrty-looklng
boats that had been useless for three
fourths ot a year.
It meant to tho fish dealers a doubling or
trlppllng ot their business for a couple of
It meant to restaurant keepers a new fish
to set beforo their patrons, n prospect of
tho addition of now names to tho lists ot
their epicurean cltcntcllo.
Tho shad Is a conservative sort ot a fish,
set In his ways and loath to give up Its
customs and traditions. But for this ho
would live lontrcr nnd thcro would bo ono
less dollcacy for us to enjoy. When tho
spring sun unlocks tho rivers and warms
tho waters u trlflo nftcr their winter chill
ncss tho shad comes lu from the ocean and
up tho rivers along tho coast. Tho southern
rivers aro tho first to attract tho shad from
their deep-sea feeding grounds.
Tho Chcsapcako rivers, especially tho
Potomac, aro about tho first largo rivers up
which ho goes, or perhaps starts would bo
tho better word, for bo can't go very far
up tho Potomac beforo ho feels it string slip
over his head nnd finds his progress up the
river checked by a loop ot string largo
enougli for him to get his head through,
but not large enough to permit tho passigo
of his body. Then ho reverses tho motion
of his graceful tall and starts to back out.
Ho can't. Tho string tightens around
his stromr trills nnd ho seems to bo choklur.
Ho struggles and lashes tho water all about
blm Into llttlo eddies. Ho plunges back
and forth and up and down as far as tho
firmly anchored net will let him. Tho
meshes ot tho net tighten about his gills
aud ho feels ns it ho was suffocating, lied
nnd bluo llclits dart beforo his hulclnc oves
and tho water all about htm seems full of
In tho morning tho fisherman pulls up
tho gill net ho stretched across tho river tho
night before, and pressing our shad's
gills together slips him out of tho
net and drops' him into the bottom ot his
boat with tho rest of tho haul.
So, Instead of swimming up tho river In
tho glory ot his Iridescent silvery scales on
his errand of lovo to spawn, our 6hnd
comes up lu a boat and is baked, or fried,
or broiled and wo cat him.
They como up slowly, tho shad do, a llttlo
farther up tho stream each day, as tho
water warms uudcr tho spring sun. To-day
tho nearest ones to tho city nro probably
not nearer than Llttlo Point, thiity miles
down tho river.
Next week, such of thorn ns escapo tho
flsheruicns' nets, will bo darting to and fro
through tho now-too-clear water opposlto
tno city, nnu, ncioro many nays, moy win
lie ns far up tho river as thoy cau get, the
Llttlo Falls up by the Chain llrldto.
But thousands, hundreds of thousands of
them will never swim farther than tho nets.
Saturday about COO wcro caught, many
more than tho fow fishermen who had set
their nets expected to seo, becauso of tho
mlecrablo weather tho early part of last
week. For our shad, which Is tho samo
loyal fish that tho Scots call tho "Klugot
hcrrlnss," Is a fair weather fish and waits
for warmer weather, Just as human society
does beforo It goes to Its summer rcsoits.
But thcro aro so many shad In tho ocean
that tho thousands wu cat mako but llttlo
diminution lu iho "army ot them that goes
up tho river. Then, too, wo can't eat them
after tho first of June, becauso after that
dato tho law steps lu to save tho species
from total destruction. Then they roam
up nud down tho broad river luontlro
safety, for tho fow negro fishermen who
vlolato tho law by setting nets uro not dan
gcrous. Their nets aro 60 poorly con
structed that a good strong shad will tear
ono of them to pieces ami swim oil about
his business with tho strings dangling
about his neck, doubtless to tho envy und
admiration of every shad in tho river.
Tho Delaware shad season doesn't really
open until a week or ten days after tho Po
tomac season docs nud tho Hudson shad,
lie rhniis tho fluent thcro Is. is about two
weeks Inter getting on our tables than our
Tho middle of next month tho shad will
bo at Its best. Tho markets will bo full ot
Ihn sp.ilr dainties nud oven Door neonlo can
alTord to pick out good shad intead of tak
ing Inferior ones becnuso the good ones cost
too much, as is apt to bo tbo caso early In
What Is tho best way to cook a shad? As
well ask what Is tho best way to cook n
chicken or an oyster. Though nono of
these things require so much caro lu
tho cooking as a shad doos, there aro as
many ways to cook shad as thcro nro to
cook chicken or oysters. But it must bo
done carefully. An Ill-cooked shad Is a
reproach to tlio wholo finny tribe. There
is so much difference lietwcuii ft woll
cooked shad aud an lll-cookcd one that
ono is reminded ot tho old story ot tho
French cook who fell amongst cannibals.
Oddly enough ho was thin, nud thoy shut
him up in n pen to fnttcu him for tho
king's table. Ho had food In abundance,
nnd every day or two ho watched them
cook and cat one of his friends. But tho
French cook would not fatten. Instead ho
grew lenuer nud leaner. Finally tho king
noticed his attenuation und his dissatisfied
lobk nud Inquired ot him tho reason, nud
Vthcthcr tho Idea of being cooked nnd eaten
mado him sorrowful,
"No, no; It cos not zat," answered tho
French cook, "but zay nro so vera badly
cooked. I would wished to bo cooked
well. Now, If I could cook myself--"
Such devotion to his art won tho canni
bal Icing's heart, nud ho liberated tlio
French cook nt nneo and mado him his chef,
And a shad will bo such n toothsome
morsel If well cooked nud so different If
111 cooked that ho reminds ono ot tho old
A'largoshad Ispeihaps best baked, and
..,,vlin.n(n,tnjn.n lIiI,1i ItBM nl I V 1 1 Ll
peoplo whoso tastes nro slmplo usually llko
them best thus. Thero Is something about
tho lluvor of a shad that makes contact
with ii fningpanorn broiling Iron Injuri
ous. Baked, nothing can corrupt tho Inliu
Itablo llavor ot tho shad Itself it tho baking
Is rightly done.
People who cat Delaware shad only,
Plilladelphlans and Bnlllmorcaus to a con
siderable extent think that shad should bo
"planked," aud lu Philadelphia, thoy look
at It as almost sacrilege to cook a shad aiiy
l'lnnltwl ehnd It ran dlv com nir to a von-
ular lilio in Washington, too, but It hasn't
j ct eicured the hold ontho popular stomach
that It has In llirso two other cities. It
will, though, for though It Is hard aud lots
of troublo to "plank" a shad It Is such a
superior way tp cook llio Inrgooncs that be
foro many years evcrjbody will forget that
thcro Is any other.
Tho restaurant keepers hero haven't put
shad on their regular bills of faro yet, savo
nt n half dozen of the places of especial ep
icurean pretentious. Hut this week or
noxt will seo them In every kitchen, and
whllo tho season lasts shad will havo tho
Tho shad season, coming ns It docs
just at llio end of tho oyster season, forms a
fitllng gradation from n winter to a summer
diet for people who cat by tho almanac, and
thero nro not n fow such.
Tho fishermen any that It promises to bo
rather n better senson than usual for shad,
and that thoy are beginning to "run" more
rapidly than Is usual so early nftcr tho first
ono Is caught,
The fishermen nro, for tho most part,
small operators with from one to n halt
dozen boats and from n half mllo to n mile
of "gill nets."
Many shad, though not so many ns used
to be, aro caught in "trap nets," big twlno
labyrinths anchored In tho river, uot unllko
fly traps In principle.
And every body who cats will bo glad to
hear the street huckster's brazen-lunged
"Fro-c-csh shn-a-ad" lu tho streets, becnuso
It Is n sign that tho shad season Is at Its
WHAT WAHH SAYS.
Ho l'rcfors lo Hlnjr In New York, Hut
Will Como Hero.
John Ward, tho short-stop, was found by
a New York World reporter last ovcnlng
and asked whether ho had signed.
"No," ho replied, "I havo not signed yet
and thcro aro no prospects of my signing
for somo tlmo nt least." Ward denied
strenuously that ho had been Interviewed
by any ono authorized to speak for tho Bos
"I had a talk to-dav." said he. "with a
gentleman from Boston who wanted to
know If I would like to piny in that city
nud whether I would go If matters
could bo arranged In n satisfactory
manner. I told him that I would
much prefer to remain In Now York, but
that Influences wcro nt work among thoso
In authority In tho club that would prob
ably mako It better for mo to leave. I had
arranged terms with Boston previously to
my departure for Australia, and I told this
gentleman that I would bo willing to go
to Boston for tho samo terms now. I
do not want to play In any club where I
will bo handicapped by tho feeling against
inc. Under such circumstances I could not
play tho ball which I feel I am capablo ot
wiiu nappicr surrounuings.
"I huvo learned that tho Boston Club will
not negotiate with tho Washington pooplo
for my release, nnd If I play in that city it
will depend In a groat measure on my
own exertions. What I havo learned
ot this matter has been from nn
unofficial source. Tho Boston people aro
willing to trade two players for my scr
vIcob, but ot courso the wholo thing rests
with Mr. Day. I understand that ho will
not return before April 13, and I supposo
my affairs will remain lu abeyance until
"Did Mr. Howctt call upon you to-day!V
"les," replied Ward; "ho camo In this
afternoon and set tho ball rolling by asking
how I would llko to go to Washington. I
told him frankly that I did uot caro to go
to that city as 1 thought that too much
would bo expected ot mo. I told
blm that I thought he had arranged
matters In such n way that entirely roo
much depended upon my services. Tho
pcoplo In a small city llko Washington aro
mucu narucriosausiy man moseoi uosiou
or New York. It strikes mo that ho was
rnthcr injudicious In oxpendlng tho inonoy
ho-Is said to have dono for tho sorvlco of
ono mnn. With that amount ho might
havo bought several players, equal, if uot
superior to myself. I informed Mr. Uewett
that his terms wcro satisfactory, but that I
would not consent to go to Washington
until I had seen Mr. Day, and that I had
much rather go to Boston. If I can neither
go to Bostou nor remain In Now York, I
might sign a provisional contract to go to
Washington. I look upon this city us my
homo and would hato to leave it, but can
neither do Justlco to myself or to tho base
ball public so long ns I feel that thcro Is
any feeling against mo umong thoso in
authority in tlio club. Hy tho way," Bald
aro, as tno reporter roso to iai;o uis leave,
"you may say that If thcro is to bo a meet
ing ot tlio Brotherhood next Tuesday, as
reported In tho papers, I know nothing
whatever of It."
President Howctt is cxpoctcd to return
this afternoon, .
An Ico Trust 1'orinrd.
Cl.r.VEl.ANl), 0., March 23. Tho largo
Ice companies doing business In Cleveland
havo formed a trust aud decided to advance
prices 20 per cent, over last year's figures.
A scarcity of Ico, owing to tho very open
winter, Is respouelblo for tho trust. San
dusky wholcbnlo dealers, who will furnish
much ot tho Ice cousumed lu Cincinnati nnd
oilier Southern cities, havo advanced their
prices 50 per cent.
AT THK 1IOT-I.S.
II. A. I'ouiKMfs nnd family of Now York
have apartments at tho Arno.
JIiw. W. Wailace, ChlcuRu, nnd F. 11.
Daniels, liostnn, nro at Weleker x.
It, I,, taymsihii:, ni!cnt for "lloodman
llllnd," Is ut tbo American House,
W. II. Sjhtii, n prominent candldnto for
the lilnnliiKlinin, Am., postofileo, Is at tho
Coi.onk!.U. W. Fi.aiii.kii. V. H. Army, who
Is hern to attend tho court-martial of MuJor
Lydeckcr, Is stopping nt tho Arno.
Jilts. 0. 1". IIoniK nnd 0. P. Holmes, Now
flloucestcr, Maine, nndOonernl Horace Seott,
Louisville, Ky., nro nt tho ltandall.
II. Jl. LFou.v:tk, John W. Coons, W. O,
MoKcnnoy nnd llrtico Cnrr, a prominent In
dlanaHllsiU'lcKutlon,nrout tho libbltt,
W. W. (Jooinuen, Georito C. Leo nnd 1". II.
(lohlvuiith nnd wlfu, Now York, nnd Charles
Audrows, AllcKlieny City, uro nt tlio Arno.
CiiAiti.cs J. Thomwiv, Wopoknonetu, Ohio;
J. 31. Nyco. 1'Wlnilolphla, and J. U. Huberts,
Itleliinoud, Vu, nro ut Iho Howard House.
nil. John II. Thompson, New York; Henry
Fairfax, Virginia: N. Marks, ChlenRO, nnd J.
II. Stewart, ltlchmoml, Vu. are at tho Metro
polltnu. J. 11. lliunronn, jii., Boston: 8. Anderson,
WUeonslu, nud Sir. Vim Hclinlek, member
elect from Milwaukee, Wis., uru ut Cham
borllu'rf, AmzitT I.OEXINO, United Stntcs Consul to
Bremen: France L. Ojtden, Now York, nnd
Arthur Hodges, Johnstown, I'll., uro nt
HoiiAcnd, Knoivi.ks, Wilmington, llel.; A.
F. lilcnowltz, Pun Antonio, Tuxnsi ,Ioso
W'lmberly, tleorubi, nnd.1. 11. llullett, Louis
ville, Ky., uro ut tho St. Jiunosr
ltr.v. HnuiKitTl). Wauii, llosfon; Jnmos P.
How nud Wills II. lllHlRett,St.LoiiU;.Iosoph
Wharton, Philadelphia, mid IlmienoS. Ben
jamin, New York, uro nt tho Nnrinundlo.
I.vwin S. Kamuki. nnd J. 11. Ilndfonl.Xew
York: W. 1'. Fiiuirh. Iowa: N. M. Hell, M.
Louis, Mo,: i:, K. Ilurob, Hoehester, N. Y
and W. II. JleCreery, Mlchltfiin.uront tho Na
Mim Lrcv 11. nnd Miss flrneo Lyon, Rich
mond, Vn., N. 1). Northrup. Now York city:
W. II. HmonilH nnd 0. 1,, tlimlctt, Hartford,
Conn., ami lion. A. M. llll, Brooklyn, N.
Y mo nt tho Arlington,
.ll'lHIX .lAXt.S II. HKLIi. Austin. TOXnX) ur.
W. II, 11. Miller, Camden, N. J.i W. L, Wltmer
and wife, Kniisai City, Mo.', W. L. Lowell.
Ilohton: (ic-iirco W. Reynolds. Now ork, nnd
II. II. Morchmd, Cincinnati, uro lit Wlllurd's,
Mil. ami Mui. .loi Ml L, Lomiiaiui, Chicago:
Henrv titnnfoit Brooks und S. 8. Taylor. New
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I.ek Woods, Albion, 111.: P. Hodge, New
York: Samuel Mono, Loulivllle, Ky,: Miss
Sherwood, Miss Itayiiiond, Hurry Woodson
und other members of tho "Natural das''
Co.; Miss Helen Illngeon, prima donnn ot tho
"ttildl'Hsha" Opera Co. und other members
of tho company nnd (his Hill's Combination,
uro nt tlio Harris House.
Hon. Thomas Kuimi nnd Honry Young,
New York; (Icorgo J. Ilohlnson, Jr., Boston;
William Cnnliy.ono of tho largo car munutuo.
Hirers of Wilmington, Del,; It. L. Houston,
Birmingham. Alu.i Mrs. .1, 1). Weir and Miss
Hello Weir, Detroit, Mich. I W. V. llaokney,
Wnrilcld, Knn., and Stanley 1!, Brown, Louis
ville, Ky., mo registered ut tho Kbbltt,
ASUUW AY BURSTS
A TIIRKII'IU KXIT.OSIO.V IN Nllff
YOIIK THIS MOItNINd.
Tho Sldo or n lltllldlncr Noxt to tlio
I'lllli Avonuo Hotel lllnwn up by ail
Illcctrlrnl Hlstiirliiiurn Undorgrntitid
Oilier Tologrnpliln News from all
I'urts of tlio Country.
New Yoiik, March 25.Shortly befor
noon to-day a loud report startled tho
crowds ot passers-by at tho Junction ot
Fifth nvenue, Broadway nnd Twcnty-lhlnl
street. A tcrrlblo explosion had taken
placo. A largo portion of tho sldowalk on
Twenty-third street, Just oft tho Junction
and on tho sldo of tho street noxt to tho
Fifth Avcnuo Hotel, was blown high Into
tlio nlr. Showers of stones and fragment
of tho flagging fell on tho passers by. At
least six persons wcro thrown down nnd
more or less Injured, nono seriously, Tho
windows of the stores on tho corner under
tho Fifth Avcnuo Hotel wcro shattered.
Thcro Is a largo holo lu tho sidewalk:
next to Iho hotel on Twcnty-lhlnl street.
It was found that tho explosion was duo to
en electric subway.
Tho OMcc-Hrckflrs I'nll to flnln
trance to tho Willie House.
Office-seekers wcro barred out at the)
Whlto Houso to-day, and tho President
gavo himself up to n consideration of busi
ness of a privato nature. Only thoso who
wcro scut for passed the portals of tho Cab
inet room nnd obtained an interview, tho
number being limited to Secretaries Win
don! and Illalno nnd Senators Hoar and
friend from Massachusetts.
Senator Illscock of Now York, who hast
become almost a fixture at tho Executive
Manrion, for ho uovcr misses n day, wns
not tardy this morning. Accompanied by
a constituent ho called to pour somo living
eloquence Into tho Presidential car, but.
was met by tho Inexorable decree, tho Presi
dent Is not receiving Congressmen to-day.
Business that hud accumulated On tho
President's desk was dispatched hurriedly
with a view to allowing tho President with
his Cabinet to attend tlio funeral ot Justlco
Matthews. Even Privato Secretary Hal
ford had n rcsplto and his room was unten
anted tho greater portion of the day except,
by a few persistent pencil pushers.
SULLINO MQUOKTO MINORS.
Tlio Illak Which n Saloon-Kuener
Itunn In Ilolnc It.
A curious question ot law arose in the
Pollco Court to-day in the trial of John
Butler, charged with selling liquor to
minors. Joseph Lewis and Charles Naltr
had come to tho saloon to buy beer, Lowlu
saying that ho wanted It for hls'mother.
His mother had given tho saloon-keeper
authority to sell the boy beer for her, nnd
ho gavo him tho liquor supposing that It
was all right.
Judgo Miller held that tho saloon-keeper
look tho chances In n caso llko this, of the
liquor's reaching tho proper party. Every
possible safeguard must bo thrown around,
tho enforcement ot the law agalust selling
liquor to minors. .
Mr. Shllllngton was of tho opinion that
from previous events tho saloou-kccDcrhail
reason to bcllcvo tho beer was for the,
mother, and that tho saloontst acted In
good faith, Ho did not caro to claim k.
Judgo Mllkr held that ho was guilty of a
violation of tho law, and tho best hi? could
do was to And him guilty. Hewas granted
tlmo to consider whether ho would tako au
appeal and test the matter In tho higher
FINANCIAL, AND C03I3IERCIA-.
Tlio Slock nnd Money Market.
Nnw Yoiuc, March 25. Money, 21 per
cent. Exchange steady; posted rates, 4801
G4S9J; actual rates, 48O480l for sixty
days nnd 4M)4S91 for demand. Govern
ments steady; currency fls, 120 bid; 4s,
coupon, 1291 bid; 41s, do,, 103 bid.
Tlio 6toek market opened dull. Dnrinjc
tho first thirty minutes a raid ou Chicago.
Burlington nud (Julncy sent tho price or
that stock down 1 per cent. Tho rest of
tho list declined fractionally. A subsequent
biijlng caused an entire recovery by noon.
At this writing values nro up J to 1 por
cent, from those of Saturday.
Tlio Now York Slocks.
Tho following nro tho prices of tho Ncr
York aud Chicago markets as reported by
special wire to 0. T. Havcuucr it Co., 021
F ttrcet northwest:
II do. pfd..
D. L. A W.,
Del. A Hud
L. A, N
N. Y. Con...
jii ii. ecu. II
901 do. nfd
01 St. Paul
1002'Tox. Pac ...
07 W. Union.,
I.Atch A Top
503, Chi., BA Q!
Tlio Chicago Market.
Open. Close. Open. Closo.
May 105 101 May 12 05 12 Xi
Juno.... OS 05 'Juno ... 12 45 12 40
July 691 871 (July .... 12 75 12 50
May f 851 May 7 15 7 03J
Juno 35 .ttj 'Juno.... 7 IB 7 OS
July 301 301 July .... 7 171 7 1
May 252 25
June 252 253
July 251 251
Wellington Stock Urchnngo.
Miscellaneous Bonds W. t 0. It. K.
Co., 107: Masonic Hall Ass'n, 1001; Wnsh.
Market Co.,110; Wash. Light Infantry, 1st,
iuu; vtnsu. j.igui iniumry, .mi, ou; wasn.
Gas Light Co., 122; Wasn. lias Scrip,
Bank ot Wash.,
auk of ltepubllc, 160; Metropolitan,
,'cntral, 210; Second, 1508; Farmers
;cliaulca', 107; Citizens', 125; Colum-
ltallroad Stocks Washington it Goorge
town,22S;Mctropolttan, 100; Columbia, 23:
Cop. & North 0 St., !W.
lusuranco Stocks Firemen's, 401; Frank
lin, 40: Metropolitan, 75; National Union,
1111; Arlington, 109: Corcoran, 01: Columbia
1113; Gcrmuu-Auicrican, ; Potomac, 87;
(ins and Electrlo Light Stocks AVash
Ington tins, 411; Georgetown Gas, 45; If.
8. Electric Light 115.
Tclepliouo Stocks Chesapeake Poto
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Slap
kct Co., 17; Washington Brick Machine
Co., 210; National Press Brick Co.. ;
Great Falls leo Co., 152; Bull lluu Pano
rama Co., 24; Heal Estnto Tltlo Iusuronca
Co., 1101; National Safe Deposit Co., Bill;
American Graphophono Co., ; Columbia
Title Insurance Company, 5,
The llody Identified.
Cincinnati, March 25. Tho body found
In the canal under tho Sycamore street
brldgo yesterday has been Identified as that
ot Amos Gavy, who Is under bond for tho,
murder ot n salooukeepor named Doyle nt
FaycttevUle.Ohlo, It Is supposed to bo u,
caso ot 6UlUde,
i.nrai Weather Indications.
Light rlu slightly cooler; vatlkulo wlmtj.
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