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Thcro win a man In Washing
town And ho wns wondrous wise!
Ho bought n C'niTio every day
And knew ho hud n prize.
THE WASHINGTON CRITIC
Trent' c i there n man with soul so
I," never his Tiir. Ciiitic rend J
If turn there ho gnmnrk lilra well.
He probnbly enn't rend or i pell.
21ST YEAliN- Gidfi.
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, A.V1UL 2, 1889.
P1UCE TWO CENTS
MORE ARE NAMED,
NOMINATIONS SUNT TO TUB BUS
Itnlicrt J. l'lshor or Illinois lo bo As
Istnnt Commissioner of l'ntcnti A
Number of Army nnil Nnvy l'romo
tlon Mr. Iiigutl Elected Presi
dent l'ro Tern, o tlio Senate
Tho President sent to the Semite to-day
the following nominations:
llobcrt J. Fisher of Chicago, III,, to ho
.Assistant Commissioner of l'ntcnts, vlco
Jlobctt V. Vance, resigned.
Commander Bartlctt J. Cromwell, to bo
Lieutenant-Commander Gcorgo R. Du
Mini, to Lo a Commander.
Lieutenant Uriel Scbrco, to bo a Lictitcn-nut-Commander.
Llciitoiiant Moses L. 'Wood, iuulor grade,
to bo a Lieutenant.
Ensign James II. (Ilcnnon, to bo a Lieu
tenant, Junior grade.
Commander Jolm W. Philip, to be a Cap
tain. Lieutenant-Commander Francis M. Bar
ber, to bo a Commander.
Lieutenant Albert It. Condon, to bo
Lieutenant David Daniels, jttutor grade,
to bo a Lieutenant.
T.nslgn Harry 8. Knapp, to bo Lieutenant,
Passed Assistant Paymaster .ToslaU It.
Stanton, to bo a Paymaster.
' Assistant Paymaster Thomas J. Conic, to
be a Passed Assistant Fajmasler.
Second Lieutenant Harry K. 'White,
Marino Corps, to bo a Tlrst Lieutenant.
llobcrt J. Fisher, who was to-day nomi
nated Assistant Commissioner of Patents,
has been In tlio Patent Ofllco over slnco
1875, wheroho w as appointed at; assistant
examiner from Illinois.
President Arthur appointed him to tho
Board of Patent Appeals, and ho has been
n member of that board ever since. Ho
nas born In York, Ta., forty-ono years ago,
but removed to Illinois when but n boy.
lie served In tho navy a few years toward
tho closo of the war, aud was a prominent
joung lawyer In Illinois when appointed to
raicm uuico position.
In tho Scnato to-dav Mr. Incalls was
chosen President pro tcm. lu the absence of
When tho Sonato went Into secret session
this afternoon tho nominations of tho dele
gates to tho Congress of American Ho
publics, which were under debato jestcr
day, wcro again taken up.
It Is understood they will bo confirmed
although thcro Is some opposition to them.
Thcro Is somo opposition to tho considera
tion of tho liusBlan treaty, and It. will likely
bo postponed uutll tlio next session of Con
gress. Tho expectation Is that tho Sonato will
confirm all pending nominations, male
public tho voto on Halstcad, and adjourn
sluo dlo this evening.
The Senate has confirmed tho following
Lewis Wolfly, to bo Governor of Arizona:
Charles F. Ashley, to bo Agent at tho Chey
enne and Arapahoo Agency, Indian Terri
tory; William Ki JunMn of Ion a, to bo
Indian Inspector; James E. Kelly, to bo
Jiecciver 01 ruuiic aiouojs at uioommgiou.
Neb.; Louis A. Walker, to bo Secretary of
Montana; Charles It. A. Schobcy, Indian
Agent, Fort Peck, Mont. ; James W . Huston
of Indiana, to bo Treasurer of tho United
States; Ellis II. ltobcrts of Now York, to
bo Assistant Treasuicr at New York cltj;
Edwin II. Terrell of Texas, to bo Minister
to Belgium; John T. Abbott, to boMInister
ta tho Uultcd States of Colombia, and,
among others, n lone list of postmasters.
WAItD WILLNOT COMII.
He Informs l'rcsldent Ilewett of Ills
New Yoiik, April 2. Ward has finally
decided not to go to Washington, nnd ho
this morning so Informed President Hcnctt
of tho Washington Club. Ward said this
"I liavo as yet mado no arrangements
with Mr. Doy. I don't know whether I
6hall play hero or not. That depends ou
Mr. Day himself. I certainly shall not go
JUDGE Vein: DEAD.
Expires 1'rom the Effectii of nn
BlioOKtVK, N. Y,, April 2. Aloxandcr
McCue, cx-Aeslstant Treasurer of tho Uni
ted States, who suffered n etioko of apo
plexy about ten daj-s ago, died at noon to
day. Ho was born In Matamoras, Mexico,
May 11, 1820, of Irish parents, who ro
mov cd from Now York to Mexico. Thoy
returned to New York shortly after. Ho
giaduatcd from Columbia Collego lu 1310.
LATE DEI'AllTMENT NEWS.
Tlio Dotull for tho Yorktowu.
Lieutenant Charles A. Bradbury of tho
nuvj-, Iho president of tho Columbia Ath
letic Club of this cltj and a well-known
and popular j oung man, has been ordered
to tho now cruiser Yorktowu. 1 Ills -Is con
sidered n good billet, und, while tho bojs
cdngiatulatcd "Brad." upon hid good luck
tliev aro sorrv to loso hlai. Tho follow In
other ofllccrs liavo been detailed to sen o ou
tho Yorktowu: J.iouieiioni .jouu vj. coi
well, Pujmaster Llttleilcld, Lieutenant H.
0. 0. Colli)-, Lieutenant 11. W. Deuflcld
and Suigcon John 0, Bojd.
A Commumler for tlin Thotlrt.
Lieutenant Commander Charles H. Stock
ton, now doing duly In tho Bureau of Yanls
mid Docks, has becu ordered to take com
mand of tlio Thetis.
Can Tuko n Dny Off.
Tho Postmastcr-Ocncral has decided to
allow tho colored emploj cs of tho Postofllco
Department who wish to participate In tho
ceremonies of Emancipation Day on tho
27th lust, to take a day off. tho time to bo
deducted from their annual leave.
Will Hue cec.l Judgo Medic.
Ticaeurcr Hyatt goes to Now York to
tako chargo of tho Sub-Treasury uutll
Judge McCuo's successor qualities.
Department Xotes. ,
Captain J. S. Skcrrctt has been ordered
ns a member of tho Examining Hoard
while Commander Cromwell Is beforutho
Captain Henry Wilson has been placed
ou tho ictlrcd list of tho naj fiom March
Ira C. McMillan of Kansas has becu ap
pointed elevator conductor lu tho Moucj
Order Building, Postoftlco Department,
Wuiitu lf.1,000 DnniiiKOii,
Tho suit of John T. Vincent against
Mauilce lluddlcstou for -3,000 damages was
placed on trial before Judge Stoutgomery
to-day, lluddlcstou, an cuiplojo at tlio
Capitol, had had Vincent urrestcd ou tho
charge of theft, and tho suit was biought
on tbo grounds of falso Imprisonment,
Messrs. (Jiirrlngtou aud I, Williamson ap
pearid for Vincent and John Ambler Smith
Had ItcittiU or His Senreh,
William llojburn cams hero from Arkan
sas to meet his son Charley from New
York, Ho did not mcot his son, his inouey
gave out, und ho found his way into tho
Police Court this morning charged with
vagraucy, iiowaa sent to me woruiouso
for thirty days.
THE LVHKCKEIt COUUT.
Tlio Argument for tlio (lovorninont
IlcRiui Thin Morning.
Tho trial by court-martial of Major 0. J.
Lydccktr for alleged neglcctof duty, closed
to-day with tho presentation of tho case Of
tho prosecution By Judgo-Advocato Davis.
Tho court-room was crowded with lady vis
itors, and tho men stood In tlio doorway of
tho anto-room. "Tho prosecution openo 1 Its
cato by refuting tho statement of tho do
fenso that tho court had no Jurisdiction,
and that tho off enso charged against Major
Ljdcckcrwas not it violation ofthoslxtj
sceond arttclo of war,
Tho prosecution Introduced precedents
and extracts from tho records of military
trials to support Its statement that Uio
sixty-second nrtlclo of war covered In gen
eral tho charge against Major Lydcckcr.
Tho prosecution held that Major Ly
dcckcr was tho commanding officer of tlio
tunnel work; that a commanding officer Is
entirely rcsponslblo for work of which ho
Is In chargo, whether ho Is conducting a
military campaign or whether ho Is super
intending tho carrying on of n public work.
Tho commanding ofllccr enjojs tho credit
of brilliant victory, nnd bears alono tho
humility of defeat. Ho Is responsible for
tho action of his subordinates, and gets
credit for their Success aud blamo for their
'Iho prosecution severely criticized tho
discipline, or rather tho lack of dlsctpllno,
which provnllcd In tho carrying on of tho
work, and on tho whole w as a sovcre ar
raignment of tho conduct of Major Ly
dcckcr. Th? Judgo-advocato occupied an
-hour in presenting tho caso of tho prosecu
tion, nnd In closing said: "Mayltploaso
tho Court, with this I submit the caso."
Tho court-room was cleared, and tho
Court proceeded to consider tho caso In
secret, to dccldo If tho accusod is guilty,
and, If so, to fix the sentence.
the track nonx.
A Forjnlt for a Siding Itorokeit by
Tho permit recently granted tho Bcrgncr
& Kngcl Brewing Company to construct a
sidetrack to their property, In 6quaro Oil,
to tlio main track of the Baltimore and Po
tomac Itallroad, was revoked by tho Com
missioners this morning. At tho samo
ttmo permission was given tho railroad
company to maintain nnd build a track
to the establishment. This simply trans
fers tho permission from ono company to
another. Tho permit Is subject to revoca
tion by tho Commissioners at any tlmo and
Is ghen under such otner conditions as
tbey may from tlmo to ttmo Impose
A number of residents of South Wash
ington, living on and near K street south,
bavefllcda petition with the Commission
ers In rcfcrcnco to certain statements by
Messrs. Parker and Dwycr regarding the
recent protest against tho removal of tho
tracks to K street. They say that tkoy did
not, In tho original petition, claim to bo
property-holders on K strcot. Thoy also
deny Mr. Parker's assertion that ho owns
morn property on that street than all the
objectors, saying that ho Is merely agent
for n few houses and vacant lots.
In reply to this petition Messrs. Dwycr
and Parkcrstato that tho petitioners w holly
rulscoustruo their position on tho subject.
They are not attempting to have tho tracks
removed to K street and liavo never been
Identified with any movement which had
this for Its object. Furthermore tho Com
missioners liavo no power as to the removal
of main tracks, only Congress which
granted tho charter having this power.
Excitement Itovlvcil Among Old Sot
Horn on tho Ittvorlaml.
Foiit Dodoe, Iowv, April 2. Tho old
excitement among old rlvcrland settlers
has been rovlved by tho resumption of
evictions. Early jestcrday morning a
largo number of rlvcrland settlers, fully
equipped with machinery and seeds, started
to plant a crop In tho farms from whtcl;
settlers had been evicted last fall.
This action is in keeping with tho threats
mado at that tlmo to tho effect that they
would repossess themselves of lands from
which they wcro then evicted. Information
was filed against several of tho settlers
jestcrday and warrants Issued for their
Inasmuch as tho settlors liavo declared
thoy will resist nil Interference thoro Is
great fear of ecilous troublo and much ex
citement. THIS COUUT HECOltD.
Equity Couut Juetico Cox. WIso vs.
Wise; rcfcrcuco to Kdwlu Fonest, ox
nmlncr, ordered. Cook vs. Waters; salo
decreed; Moultcn t Ittxoy, trustees.
Cooper vs. Olcott; rcfcrcnco to auditor or
dered. Butler v- Strong; pro confesso
against District of Columbia, Edmonstou
8. Boswcll; motion to elect overruled,
Mncovs. Mace; dlvorco granted. Johnston
vs. Johnston; commission to assign dower
appointed, Bastlunclll vs. Johnston, trus
tees required to give bond and rcfcrcnco
to auditor. Shekclls s. Knowles; auditor's
Couut w OENr.it vi. Tlrm Justices
Ilagner, James aud Dradloy. Muuroo vs.
Hnunan; placed ou hearing.
CntcuiT Couut, Div. 1 Chief Justice
Bingham. Wood vs. White; motion to af
firm Judgment below overruled, Spalding
vs. Bowl; motion for Judgment overruled.
Eccschvs. Schwartz; demurrer oven tiled.
Croissant vs. Sands; trial resumed.
Ciucuit Couut, Div. 2 Justice Mont
gomery. Hertford vs. I). C; trial resumed.
Vincent vs. lluddlcstou.
TIM CUIT1CS columns are aluays open
to the public. UuiHMimiiatloni on matters
of cvn ent Into at, if not too huff, u ill aluays
le alien a place.
Clerk Johimon Itcslgns,
Mr, (1 cargo E. Johnson has resigned bis
placo as head clerk In tho ofllco of ltcglster
of 'Wills, It Is understood that Mr. John
sou Is making a cam ass for tho ofllco of
ltcglster of Wills when It may become
utunt, and It u as thought that lio w ould
bo moro free to prosectito his efforts In this
direction It ho wero out of tho ofllco. Ex
cepting Dr. (irifllths, Mr, Clagitt's deputy,
Mr. Johnson knows moro about tho busi
ness of tho ofllco than any ono who could
bo selected. Llko Dr. Griffiths, ho has bocu
In tho placo.
A Stniul-On lit Mnusflvlil.
MvtsiiEiD, 0 April 2. Yestculaj's
municipal election resulted In tho re
election of a Democratic Major and Mar
(hal by the usual majoilty. Tho Itepubll
tans defeated the candidates for street com-,
mlsilonor and water works trustee for re
election; tho Democrats gatued ono assessor
in tho second ward.
Holes ut Drovers' ItcHt.
Cattlo up and sold Best, 3J1; good,
SfTjUl; medium, SI(a,a; common, 23J.
Flftj-thrco sheep and lambs Lambs,
spilng, 8fjt.ll; fall, BtiOJ. Sheep, Ulfasi;
cuius, 600. Ten cohs nnd calves, .0
HQ. Market good.
Mnrrlnee I. teenies.
Samuel Bruco aud Henrietta 1'lllmoro;
Jumes N, Pidcock, Now Jcrsej', and Harrlo
W, CJraj-, cltj; Fiank H. Swannaud Flor
ence V. Coffin: Fredcilck Watts aud Eliza
beth Horrls; James W. Ha) nlo and Carilo
V. Bctz. r
ilclleraon Club Election,
Cicucral (icorgo 11. Williams was elected
president of tho Jefferson Club last even
ing to succeed Mr, Stllsou Hiitclitns, who
resigned upon his departuto for Europo.
Colonel James 0. Bcrret Is tho vlco-presl-dent
of tho club,
Hacked by tho 1. A. It,
Ocnerul Patilck Edward Cornier' of
Utah fs a caudldato for U. S. Marshal,
lie Is Indorsed by tho (I rand Army, and tlw
Indications are that hq wtll be appointed.
SHOULD ALL EAST?
WHAT Till". 1'HYSIOIANH HAVE TO
HAY AIIOUT IT.
Valuable, Vlon on n Subject of Vllnl
Interest to AllA Discussion Which
Is Interesting the Entlro Medical
1'ratornlty A Topic Thnt Is Ever
Tun Cnmo has evidently aroiscd a
widespread Interest among the medical frn
tcrnlty In tho District by Its presentation of
tbo views of leading local physicians on
tho question "Is tho Lenten Fast a l.'lij st
eal Benefit to Mankind t" Tho question
has been discussed tlmo and again, but, In
tho discussion of all open questions, much
truth Is evolve'!, and It Is Tun Cnmo'fl
elm to bring to tho light as much as possi
ble of what Is of real benefit to Us readers.
Hero are somo moro opinions:
MUST I1E1TND ON UltCUMSTANCTS.
J. 8. T. Sci'fortl, it. .,,2131 K Street:
This question, coming to mo from The
CitiTic, Is not tho first one to which I liavo
been unable to answer yes or no. Llko
almost every other question lu this lit o thcro
aro "tuo mica" to It, nnd Its answer must
depend upon circumstances. Tho I.cnton
season comes at a tlmo of year who" tho
ailment called "Spring lover" Is most prev
alent. A season when headaches and skin
diseases aio rlpo.
10 a luii-oiooucu patient, ono who cats
freoly nnd fullv of thrco meals a day, who
takes tea, coffco and wine ad libitum, I
would say.Obscrvo rigidly nil tho rules of 1 1
Lenten fast; in so doing you will rest your
stomach, cool jour blood and prepare jour
svstem for tbo summer heat.
To a delicate, abstcmlo is pitlent, who
has virtually kept a prlvato Lent all tbo
year round, I would (ay, Tako no notice of
tho prescribed fasts, but when the
warm spring days appoir take a good
tonic, cat freely of the now, crisp, green
vegetables, bask In tho mild aunsblno and
so brace jourself to meet tho cnorvatlug"
depression of our long summer months.
It Is Impossible to make any positive
rules that can govern all mankind. We are,
every ono of us, slaves to habit, constitu
tion and circumstances. Whllo yes or no
may seem tho simplest answer to a plain
question, cither Is most difficult to say In
many esses. In a general way ono may say
It Is well to partake of a light diet In the
In a general way also, ono may say It Is
well to build up the strength while tho hot
weather still tarries. Each patient must
bo studied and prescribed for according to
his Individual need.
If Tub CniTia could send me all Its pa
trons to ask Its "Lenten question" Indi
vidually, I might, perhaps, bo able to
answer j-cs or no to each one, though I
strongly conjecturo there would bo as
many yeas as nays; as raauy nays as yeas.
I can ouly repeat that this, llko all other
open questions, must depend for Its answer
TIIK FAST CAN DO 0 HARM.
Tnlnr.U. Iloise, l'rofesiorof Ncrious Vis
eases, Vnhersityof (leorgctoun; I am not
sure that I can say anything new In answer
to the question, since tho hjgleno relattou
of tbo Lenten Fast has already been dis
cussed by scientific men having no other
determination than that of telling tho
truth, although w Ith tho fallibility common
to human uaturo It Is denied ou ono hand
that there Is any merit In fasting, whilo on
tho other, It Is maintained that tho dis
ciplinary prohibition of Lent is a law of
conservation that Is happy In Its Influence.
It Is w oil known that tho meteorological
conditions of spilng bring about a general
awakening of ontlro organic life, and that
this very exuberance may become a nourco
of danger and derangement to health, par
ticularly among persons endowed with
stiong Imagination and In need of moral
self-restraint. At tho very vestibulo of this
critical season tho obligatory nbstlncnco
exacted by tho Lontcn obscrvauco his a
salutary cflcct In keeping down tho con
cuplsciblo appetites of the body, and there
by favors health lu a proventlve rather than
In certain susccptlhlo persons fasting
may bring about an abnormal nervous state,
orau cxauuuonoi mo lacuiucs mat arosup
poscd to bring tho dev oteo Into closer rela
tions with the Iiitlnlte: but as this Is a ques
tion bcyoud my province, and ono that ad
mits of a different connotation, accordingly
as tho soul is Catholic or tbo stomach Pro
testnut, I must limit injsclf tosajingthat
tho Lenten fast can do no harm, unless It
bo among persons In whom tho exigencies
of hard v ork call for a strong diet, or among
such cases ns may bo interdicted by a phy
sician. Tho 8ttcm of self-denials that
Lent Imposes, asldo from being a physical
benefit, tenches humility, and, morcovor, It
promotes tho cxcrclso of voluntary priva
tion, which all will admit Is tho most diffi
cult and tho most producttvo of virtues.
A VIOOltOlS COMlt VltV Ol'IMOV,
II. l'acy lllcUIng, .V. 1).; Is tho Lenten
Pasta pb)stcal benefit to mankind? Did
nn) body over truly bcllovo that It was? It
may bo of spiritual benefit under tho belief
that ho who chastens his body, purifies his
soul, but of that medicine knowcth not
Let us look at It. Tho I.cnttn fast allow
but ono squaro meal a day; tho "collation'
In tbo evening Is understood to bo scant
and the morning repast of n "mouthfull o
bread and a cup of tea, coffee or chocolato
madp with water" Is scarcely a meal. Com
paro this with tlio regularity of our dully
demands In health demands rendered Im
pcrutlvo notonlv by habit but by tho nut
ui al necessity of tho phj steal body.
Practically this fast reduces tho quantity
of food, so that bur hunger Is not satisfied
moro than onco In tho twenty-four hours
onweckdajs. Now, hunger Is not merely
a sensation of tho stomach; It is tho olco
of tho tlbsucs tho very body Itself cr) lug
for food, and demanding its icguhir and
necessary supply. It Is a universal law to
bo followed In health that hunger inttst al
wa)s bo satisfied, and this law, llko all of
nature's mandates, Is not violated without
detriment to tho ph) steal man. When we
attack tho pedestal upon which not only
health but life itself stands by suddenly
breaking up tho supports, is It any wonder
that tho wholo totters and fulls 1
Persons who liavo tiassi d tho meridian of
llfo aro especially subject to gravo results
fmm this rcstrlcttvo and Irregular manner
of taking food.
If tho rules governing tho Lenten fast
wcio thought to bo u physical us well us A
psjchlcal benefit, would they not bo ad
vocated nsa permanent mode of living?
Iho only class lu health that could bo
benefited by a restricted diet Is thosowho
habitually uvcr-fecd, and even thoy would
bo committing a grievous mistake against
natuio'slaws by adopting tho Leuteu fast.
AS IMMtESTINO EXrOSlTlON.
,V. J. JlailcllJJe, M. ., 1523 K'slrect- To
answer briefly tho question Bubmlttcd to
me, viz: Is tho Lenten fast a physical bene
fit to mankind, several factors must of
courso enter into tho subject; foi lu dis
cussing such a question It must necessarily
tako tbo form of catdgotles, such as tho io
qulrcmentsof tho organism for nutrition; tho
po6ltlvoor relative amount of f oodj necessary
tonialntututhos) stem lu abcalthy condition;
tho effects of Insufficient, dcfcetlvo or lu
approprlato nourishment upon tho body,
present or remote, aud whether the diet
usually adopted during tlio Lenten fast Is n
departure from tho standard, Is uiiiut
trillousaud Incapabloot maintaining ono
lu a normal condition of health,
It may bo said brlclly lu tho beginning,
aud in a general way, thut If the ejstcm re
quires a certulu amount and certain kinds
of sustcuanco to Keep Its various organs lu
a health) state, depriving It of such sustc
uanco, cither In part or wholo, must of ne
cessity derange tho functions of those
organs lu a greater or less degree, If, for
lustaneo. the hixlv of a healthy man ro-
I quires and ho does require It slxlccu
ounces of meat, nineteen ounces of bread,
tbicoand one-half ounces of butter or fat
aud fifty-two ounces of water to enable
him lo keep well and perform his dally
duties satisfactorily, to reduce thoso
amounts one-half would lessen his powers
of endurance and ability to work moro
than one-half. To feed him. on any ono or
all of tho articles without tbo meat would
not bo sufficient. Ho could not llvo long
on bread, butter and water, and If fed on
bread and water ho would gradually dlo of
No siuglo fact In pbjslological Inqulrloi
Is better known than that man requires a
varied or mixed diet, and, In considering
tho nutritious value of tho various ele
mentary principles, It must bo remembered
that no single ono of them Is capable of
suppl)lngaU tho materials for tho regen
eration of tho organism. An experimenter
onco lived forforty four da)s on bread and
water, for twcntj'-nlno dajs on broad, sugar
and water, and for twenty-four dajs on
bread, water mid olive oil, and finally died
from the folly of his experiment,
Tho effects of Insufficient nourishment
upon tho body aro varied In thotr nature.
Ono of tbo first effects of Insufficient nour
ishment, as shown by inquiries of Chossat,
Is that It produces an Incapability of di
gesting 6ven tho limited amount suppllod.
ihls Is shown often by tho rigid course of
diet adopted by somo phjstclans in caso of
disease, and henco tbo loathing of food wo
see following It; and tho deficient supply
of lilstogcnctlc materials checks tho elimi
nation and removal of those which hava
becomo effete, and honco tho tendency to
pulrcsccnco manifested during llfo from
tho feted exhalations from tho breath,
ino most prominent oojcctivo ami suu
Jcctlvo sjmptoms and pain and sinking In
tho pit of tho stomach, great pallor, peculiar,
wild, nnd glistening ojes, loss of strength,
tottctlng gait, weak voice, exhaustion from
siigni cause, prostration oi tuo mental
powers, a state of Btupldlty or Imbecility,
or oven maniacal dollrfum, and theso symp
toms vary according to tho nmounj of tao
uluin deducted from tho daily wants of tho
tjDtcm, and reflects 111 the samo proportion
upon ev cry orgnn and function of tbo hodj ,
I liavo said that tho animal economy as
exemplified In man requires a mixed and
varied diet, and any deviation from tbat
standard produces deleterious effects upou
its healthy condition. Perfect nutriment
must contain azotlscd or nitrogenous, as
well as hydro-carbonaceous constituents.
By tbo first wo mcasuro Its lilstogcnctlc
value, and by tho second tho amount of
cotnbustlblo material necessary for tho pro
duction of heat aud for respiration. Human
milk, taken as n standard for nitrogen,
iuu; nco wouiu no representee! ny oi, pota'
toes, 84; oats, 133; wliito bread, 142: brown
bread, ICO; beans, 320; cows' milk. 227:
ojstcrs, 803; yolk of egg, 80"; whltoot
egg, 345; boiled bam, S07; salmon, boiled,
010; haddock, bollod, 810; boiled mutton,
852; boiled veal, Oil; boiled beer, 042.
By LIcblg's cstlmato tho calorific, or
heat producing, power by weight of fat,
100, Is equal to 210 of starch. 240 cane
sugar, 203 grapo sugar, 200 spirits, (CO per
cent, alcohol.) 'llio equivalent of lean
llcsh required to produce the samo calorific
effect would be 7,0. It has been calculated,
sajs Carpenter, that since 10 pounds .of
flesh contains no moro carbon than 4
pounds of starch, a savagowlth one carcass
and an equal weight of starch could sup
port llfo for tho samo lengthof time, during
which another restricted to animal food
would rcqulro flvo such carcasses to pro
cure tbo carbou necessary for respiration.
So we sco wo must not only have a varied
diet, but have It In such proportions as to
produco Its ultimate blstogenctlc effect of
building up tbo muscular, fleshy parts, and
for the production of heat aud of malutaiu
Ing tho respiratory act.
Neither n mcat'dlet nor n vegetable or
starchy diet would boau economical one.
Animals that llvo ou exclusively vegetable
food have to feed early und lato to get
sufficient to keep them In good order. It
bas been said with truth that experiments
liavo demonstrated that a diet confined ex
clusively of starch, sugar or fat, or even
puro albumen or Ubiia canuot sustain llfo,
much less fatten an animal.
It would bo my opinion, then, believing
tho abovo statements as Incontrovertible
facts, that tho Lenten fast, If rigidly ad
hered to, would in tho end mean depraved
health and a weakened constitution, es
pecially lu those of a delicate organisation,
and not at ullaphvslcal bcuoflt to mankind.
It might be said that fish, oysters, eggs,
bread and butter contain nutrltlvo prin
ciples sufficient to supply tbo "system with
blstogenctlc material auequato to Us wants,
but tills Is not tho caso It taken alono. Thoy
supply to somo extent tho albuminous
material, but aro not sufficient for heat and
respiration. If ono would try to llvo on
beef-steak and potatoes, even for a wcok ho,
would bo so disgusted at tho termination
as to wish ho had never seen It, I havo
seen It tried ns a punishment in Hospital
practnec. If theso apparently substantial
aliments do not supply tho want of tho
economy, what might w o not oxpect of tho
slmplo diet of tho Lenten fast. I cannot
concludo, however, without saying that this
opinion must bo viewed from a puroly
pliyslloglcal standpoint and has no refer
ence whatever to tho moral or religious
aspect of tho case. Ibat must be left to
ouo's consclcuco and In accordance as ona
feels bound to respect somo other aud
THE DISTRICT OOVEHNMKNT.
Tho Health Officer has withdrawn tho
recommendation bo mado some tlmo ago
that a portion of tho fund appropriated for
tho relict of tbo Indigent cltlzcus of tho
District bo distributed by tho sanitary In
spectors. It bad several objectionable
fearures that did not present themselves
until after moro mature consideration,
Tho Superintendent of Streets reports
that ho has made a personal examination of
Virginia aveuuc, between Four-and-a-half
aud Sixth streets, which has been com
plained of by a number of cltlzcus. lio
sajs that whllo bo has put a forco at work
repairing the dangerous places, tho present
stat oof tlio repair fund will not permit of
an Increased forco or tho filling and paving
of all the places which htvo been brought
to his attention.
In icplyto tho communication of B. V.
Shaw and others regarding tho condition
of Willow alley, tho Commissioners havo
replied that under tho advice of the Health
Ofllccr and tho Superintendent of Streets
thoy havo decided that tho work of Im
proving It may bo douo under tho picscnt
J, Fiank Magtttrewas to day licensed to
act as a steam engineer of the first class.
The District Auditor's ofllco Is being
newly fitted out with n.rall aud several
lockers for tho overflow of papers.
Commissioner Webb was not at his ofllco
to-daj-, being conflnod to his residence
with n sovcro cold.
Charles Donaldson has been appointed
an additional prlvato ou the Metropolitan
Viiginla Ogdcn and James II, Hossetter
havo been admitted to tho (lovcruiuunt
Asjlutu for the Iusauo from tho District,
New District Elcctrleliin.
Tho resignation of A, S, ltlrhards, as
electrician of thoTclephouo and Telegraph
Scrvlcoof tho District, has been accepted
by tho Commissioners, and George II,
Novcs annolntcd to 1111 tho vacancy. S. W.
Mcltom lias been appointed telephone
operator, tho appointment to tako effect
Nomination In Open Session.
In tho 8cnutcycstcrday, Mr, Toller of
fered a resolution providing for tho con
sideration of all nominations in open ses
sion. Ho supported his resolution with a
speech. Tho resolution w as referred to tho
Couiinittco on HuIcSj
Killed by Electricity.
To&roniA, Ohio, April 2.- Harry L,
Iloguo, superintendent of tho elcctitc light
plant, was Instantly killed at a lato hour
lust night by coming In contact with tho
current whllo repairing n dynamo.
A SCHOOL WITH ori'OSED.
I'ropcrly-HoMors on 1 Street, flcorgo
Tho propcrty-owncrs on P street, George
town, aro'Vcry Indignant over tho recent
purchoso by tho Commissioners of four
lots onthat street, between Thirty-first and
Thirty-second, on which to erect n new
schooMjulldlng. They aro vehemently op
posed tp It and a petition was circulated
and signed by a largo number of citizens
of that locality protesting against tho pur
chase. Messrs. llcalo, Adlcr and Brown
called. Oh tho Commissioners this morning
and presented tho petition, which l cads us
"Wc, tho undersigned, property-holders
on P street, Georgetown, havo learned with
regret that )ou purpose to purchaso n slto
for n public school on said street. Wo
would respectfully call vour attention to
tbo fact that n school ou the principal street
of Georgetown, couflncd to prlvato res
idences, would not only bo objec
tlonablo to tho residents, but would causo
a depreciation In tho valtio of property, and
wo therefore respectfully protest against
tho purchaso of said slto." Tho petition
was signed by nearly every prominent citi
zen In tho neighborhood,
Tho deeds wcro to bo signed this morn
ing, but were not on account of tho pro
test. Mr. Stanton, tbo owner, sajs that ho
would prefer selling to tho petitioners it
they would pay him tho price offered by
tho District. Nothing further has been
done In regard to tho matter asyct, and It
win no nciu iu auoyanco until somo satis
factory arrangement can bo mado.
THE LOCAL OITICES,
Tlio.rrnhlcnt Not Dlipniod to Make
Any Appointment in n Hurry.
Cut lug tho past two weeks various state
ments, purporting to havo emanated from
tho Whito House, havo been mado concern
ing tho appointment of tho successors of
Dls'rl t Commissioners Webb and Wheat
ley. A representative of The Chitio had a
IlO sant chat with Private Secretary Hal
ford on tho subject this morning, and he
says that tho President Is not disposed to
be In a hurry In taking up tho District ap
pointments. Ho Is fully awaro that neither
tho Interests of tho local or General Gov
ernments are likely to suffer before ho gets
an opportunity to go Into District matters
thoroughly, and It Is his lntcutlon to take
his time In considering tho claims of tho
There aroothcr matters of equal, it not of
greater Importance before tho President
lust now. and ho docs not feci called unon
to stop the wheels of tbo Government to
aajusi tno District matters, it appears
that President Harrison Is encountering
tho same difficulties that beset Mr. Cleve
land when the latter had tho District ap
pointments under consideration. Thcro
nro so many confllctlngclcmcnts In tho Dis
trict, and all of them Insist that their par
ticular claims shall bo recognized to tho
exclusion of all others. President Harri
son has tho advantago over his predecessor
In that his experience while a member of
tbo Senate taught him that tho applicant
who sends tbo greatest number of dele
gations to the White House, and who can
present the most numerously-slgticd po
tttton, Is not alna)S tho most dcslrablo
man to select for a rcsponslblo ofllco.
JlCSHINO TII13 WOHK.
The Adnins, Iroiiuol unit I'ousncoln
to be Finished at Once.
Tlo Sccietary of tho Navy has tele
graphed that work upon repairing tho
Adams and Iroquois at San Francisco aud
Pcnsacola at Norfolk shall bo pushed extra
hours and theso vessels be prepared for sea
at tho earliest posslblo date
Tlio Secretary of the Navy has dotallcd
officers to tho Adam?, ordered to Samot.
Tho Adams will bo commanded by Com
mander Edwin T. Woodward, with tlio fol
lowing list of officers: I.lcutcuaut-Com-mandcr
John J, Hunker, Lieutenants J, C.
Burnett and Hanson It. T)lcr, Euslgu
Wm. J. Maxwell, Surgeon E. II. Marstol
lcr, Lieutenant Wm.II. Bcchlcr, now in
tho Bureau of Navigation here, aud Lieu
tenant Herbert Wlnstow. Thoso officers
nro ordered to report for duty on tho 20th
Tbo follow Ing Is the official list of mem
bers of thn Marine Corps who aro supposed
to havo lost their lives In tbo Vandalla:
First Sergeant John Hantchctt, Scigeaut
Fiank A. Lessman, Corporal Michael Cash
lov. Privates Adolnh Golducr. Frank Jones.
Georgo Jordan, Nicholas KtnscUu, A j liner
Montgomcrle, John Sims, Gilbert II. Wells,
Henry C. Gcbrlug, Samuel Kraus and
Now Zealand (lives Aid.
AucKLAM', April 2. Tbo government of
New Zealand has placed the new steamship
Hlucinoa at tho disposal of Admiral Kim
berly for tho transportation of men to
America. Tho steamer, which is i) rapid
cruiser, has already left forSamOu. One
hundred and twenty German olllccis and
men aro about to bo scut home.
Tho British cruiser llapid has been sent
Genevieve E. Walker to Asa Whitehead,
lots 17 and 18, squaro 1?-!.
Joseph G. Hester to Molllo E. Smoot, lot
0, block 3, Brookland, $750.
John Hoover to John N, Ashton, part lot
10, sqniirofiSI, $1,200.
William It. Campbell to Apollnnla
Hiiteblugson, sublot 54, squaro 732, $7,500.
James S. Albinson to John Gitnder, part
sublot 13, squuro 809, U.OOO.
John P. Frank to Samuel E. Allen, lots
1-3, 12-10, squaro 1070; lot 5, snuuro south
east of 1008; lot 10, squaro 10G0, and lot 7
and part 8, squaro 700, 1)0,500.
Pliny CJMerry to S.N.lhornc, put lot
02, Old Gcmgctown, $1,000.
Hiilldlng rermltH (Irnutcil.
Fcrmlts'hivo been Issued by tbo Building
luspector to-day to tho follow lug persons:
E, E. Jlolfand, Ivy City, ono framo
dwelling at a cost of $100. John V. Harr,
Buukci Hill roid, ono tiamo dwelling at a
cost of $1,000,
Hushing for tlyj rromUeil Lund,
St. I.oui, April 2. A Hood of applica
tions for Immigrant rates to Oklahoma Is
pouring Into tho St, Louis railroad offices.
There Is only room for 10,000 homesteads,
aud applications for over 30,000 persons
seeking low rates of transportation from
fct. Louis have been received. Iho londs
icfusn to glvon cut rate. Much suffering
Is anticipated this coming summer and full
among l bo shut-out nllgilms, who will un
doubtedly "niovo on" to Texas.
Trial or Whllu Cup.
Le vv en outii, Im,, April 2. '1 ho Whlto
Cap trial l still In progress and witnesses
for tho dofenso aio bclug hentd. Thcro
seems to bo a general forget fulness aud uu
attempt to ptovo tho bud character aud
general unreliability of (ho prosecuting
witnesses. 'Iho testimony for tho dofenso
will bo all In b) Tuesday evening. Iho Im
pression prevails that there will bo cither
au acquittal or a hung Jury,
Mining i:iltiimeiit In Iowa.
Kpokuu, low i, April 2. Tlio lead, coal
and gold excitement Is running vcrj high
at Lou ell, Iowa. F, Williamson aud J,
Gregg went out to prospect for lead n few
days ago aud returned homo with qulto a
chunk of gold oro, and say they havo
struck It rich, Jcepli Kirk has struck n
four-foot vein of coil on his land, about
one mllo fiom Lowell,
The Standard Get n Itliitk Eye,
Tin'lN, 0 April !!. Tho Btandard Oil
Company was given a black oye hcrejos
terday, Tho proposition for tho city to plpo
Its owu gas for tlio uso of prlvato consumers
was carried by au overwhelming majority,
LETTEltS IlECtilYEt) 1IYTHE CIVIL
Men With tho Accomplishments of
Milton, Monro nnd Shnkespcnro
Who Wnnt (lovornmoiit Job A
Specimen of Kentucky Originality
What Coquettish CHrl Wrlto About.
Theupperstory rooms of tho Civil Bcrvlco
Commission nro occupied by Examlncr-m-Chief
Webster, who, with tho n6slstaucoof
Mr, Bailey and a number of oblo und affa
bio gentlemen, conduct tho machinery by
which people get Into ofllco. Tho number
of pcoplo who havo traveled tho rocky road
of a civil service examination Is far lu ex
cess of tho number who havo entered tho
gilded portals of Government employment.
Many nn aspirant has long ago received tho
Information that ho has passed tho exami
nation aud jet Is still waiting for nn office.
Innumerable persons apply for positions
thcro Is a fascination about tho Idea of
serving Undo Sam that inakci men wilting
to work for him lu capacities which they
w-ould scorn tn outsldo business.
Somo of tho communications which reach
tho commission aro very curious. Any
sentiment of modesty I ruthlessly thrust
In the background when It .comes to re
lating tho accomplishments which, in his
opinion, fit tho applicant for Government
service. Ono gentleman says:
"lean read, wrlto and figure, and do as
Tom More, Shasp,, Milton, nnd our. own lato
lleroo Longfellow, although I do not claim
toboaswlsoas thoy were:
"And, gentlemen, if I am caujht In this
My motto Is to bo as pure as our dime,
And then if I havo lost a cood lob
Tho fault will not bo mlno or bob's."
It will bo observed that ruunlnc all
through tho above llttlo screed thcro Is a
pleasing Intimation, a slight, pungent sug
gestion that tho gentleman knows what he
Is trying to say.
Somo of the letters received fromyouu;
women nro refreshldg by their piquant
self-reliance. Ono lady sa):
"I herewith lncloso ray vouchers. They
aro first rata ones, all of them, nnd I Intend
to stand a first ralo examination."
Ou tbo blanks to bo filled out by vouchers
for applicants appears the qucstlou: "Is ho
a man of good moral character I"
"Tough, but I guess you will And him
all right," is tho reply to one of theso.
A man in Kansas writes lured Ink on a
very small plcco of paper, asking tho Com
mission to send an examining board out to
him. Ho says:
"Politics runs high hear, and very few
will recommend mo for no reason but that
I went off for Cleav eland In my vote, cod
Bless the President I"
A communication from Kentucky dis
plays marked originality lu somo respects.
"It would bo my plasucr to corao under tho
Imploy of tho pension bureau," sajs the ap
pllcant. "I seek this appolutmcnt becauso
I think I am Qualified lo do tho bulsucss
after being Instructed. And 1 am a poor
man and It would bo a grata favor and 1 am
acquainted with a grato many pcoplo lu
castrcn Ky and bclclvo my services would
be vary nrofltabul to the Pension D c. n. t.
I bclclvo that the legality of every claim
aught to bo properly envcstlgatcd and Jus
tice rendered both to tho government and
to blr Defenders and upou theso baccs to
render honost service."
Tho following Indignant protest against
tho requirement as to vouchers comes evi
dently In tho hand-w rltlug of a foreigner:
"I hcrowlth return jou all jour blank
forms. If I cannot get examined as to my
ability leforo the board or any other boiru
without first going to Tom, Dick and Harry
to fill theso blanks and havo to ask them
about their opinion of inc. I do not want
tho Job. 1 am a practical mechanic and
builder and a lino draughtsman and havo
done work In tbo construction lino for
tw cnty j cars and know raj business. I am
neither a voter nor a political bummer and
do not w ant to havo am thing to do with
Some of the confiding appeals mado by
j oung w omen w ho aro struggling for some
thing to do, perhaps to cko out tlio incomo
of a dependent parcut would bo grotesque
If it weio not for tbo pathos which Hows
through every line.
a diiii.'a Mivr. I'inv.
Ono girl assures tho commission tint shq
Is older lu her Judgment than in jcars, aud
able to perform her duties well and faith
fully. "Please glvo mo tho opportuulty,"
sho sajs; "I dcslio It so much."
Another si)S6ho dlscovcted Just after
handing her papet In that sho had misunder
stood a qucstlou, and begs permission to
correct tho mistake. This of course could
not bo grautcd.
Iu somo of tho letters received from girls
thero Is nn evident gleam of coquctr), au
apparent disposition to mako a luish by
mull. Ono girl sajstbat tho last leply she
rcccivcu was very uisjenuragiiig, uul uopes
tho noxt will bo sufficient)) encouraging to
mako up for It.
Bays a joung man: "I nm In my23d year,
single at present, but won't bo that way
long If I succeed in getting n position."
, 'J lio follow Ing Is a sample of tho orthog
raphy on a page of t)po-writlngsulmittted
by au aspirant for a placo ns expert In tho
Construction Department of tho Super
vising Architect's office:
"Having a gramerscoolo education, and
well vcrcd tn Itulc's and figures. 1 liavo
made tho metal busslucss a study, und I
have bcnlflttcd by doing so by holding to
day a good situation. Asaroustructm. I
thluk the kuoledg witch I possess aud tho
Expearauco I havo lu that lino, convince
mo mat i wouiu no ciasseu iui iiiu pu
sisbcan. Yours Fiaturnlly.
An Indiana man, evidently a Democrat,
writes In very thin blue luk, a protest over
tbo fact that his political lojalty has not
been rewarded by an nppolntnicut.
Tho letter was written Just after election,
and ho apologizes for tho pallor of tho Ink
with laconic force:
"'Iho result has watered tho Ink."
Tlio abov o aro comparatively a few ex
amples of tho curious correspondence that
finds Its way Into the Civil Service looms.
Nouo have been misrepresented or over
drawn in tho least. 'Iho names of tho
writers have been omitted for obvious
Shot Whllo Trying to Eacupe.
SriiiNuriELD, 0., April 2. Harry Prank
till, who has served two jours lu tho peni
tentiary, w ns fatally shot hero last night by
tbo statlon-houso keeper, William Sluore.
Franklin had escaped fiom tho officers and
passed tho station-house with some com
panions. Mooro ordered him to stop,
Franklin started to run. and Mooro filed.
tho bullet penetrating his Intestines. Mooro
was lodged In Jail, ami was charged with
liuciil to hill.
HuiiUfciiuito, Pi,, April 2. ltepiesouta
tlvo Campbell has Introduced Into the Leg
islature au act which provides that all per
sons, firms, assoclatlonsor corporations cm
plojlug foielgn born, itnnatoinllzcd poi
sons shnll bo taved at Iho rata of fifteen
cents a day for each day such persons may
A i rested l'ur Murder.
Voiit Smith, Ahk,, April 2. John and
Nathaniel Hollow ell ami Joe Fox were ar
retted jcstciday by Deputy Marshal Bond
for tho murder of John llrauilcy In the
C'lurokcq Nation March 4, John Hollo
well confessed In a moment of rcmoisc,
whereupon all wcio arrested,
Jnokou unit Cmdlfl'to right.
SaK FitAM'lflCO, April 2. Articles wore
formally signed last night by Peter Jack
son aud Patsy Cardiff for a glovo contest
iu this city,
A I.AltO P. VOTE 1'ltOIIAItI.i:.
rerfcel Weiithor Orcein
Cnlt'Aoti, April 2. Moro perfect weather
for nn election than that of to dny could
not bo desired. Tho morning dawned clear
and though tho early voting nil over the
city was not ns heavy ns It might liavo
been, tho probabilities, nevertheless, point
to an unusual heavy voto. An unusually
largo force of ticket peddlers, both Demo
cratic and iicpubllcan, aro at work, aud It
Is evident that both parties aro determined
to bring out n full vote. As early ns 0 30
o'clock carriages wcro hurrying to und
from tho polls bringing voters. Altogether
ltfonks ns though (ho (initio will bo a sharp
and blttcilj -contested one. Thcro Is much
scratching and both sides claim to bo In tho
Honor Divided In Cincinnati.
ClNC!J m, 0., April 2. Tho municipal
contest yesterday resulted In the election of
tho ltcpubllcnu candldato for major and
thrco other Iicpubllcan candidates, whllo
tho Democrats and citizens elected tho
comptroller, tho Judge nnd prosecutor of
tbo pollco court and the Infirmary dlreetor,
thus dividing tho honors.
Tho Democrats gained cnunctlmeu In the
First, Third, Fifth, Nineteenth and
Twenty-first wards. As showing tbo In
fluence of tho citizens' ticket on tho result,
all tho candidates ou both tho Democratic
and Iicpubllcan tickets Indorsed by tho
f,fl7t,al nm,,,ll! An un.a n1ntf,.l
Tho llcpubllcnus threaten to contest tho
election of Democrats, who wcro on what
Is known as tho doublc-hcud tickets.
Itcptihllcnn Victory tn Clovolnnd.
Cn.VEl.ANn, April 2. Tho Municipal
election jestcrday resulted in a Republican
victory. Gcorgo W. Gardner (Hep) has
a majority of 2,100 over Farley (Dcm).
For solicitor, Allen T.Briusmade; treasurer,
E. II. Bourne; street commissioner, J. C.
BIcgrlst; pollco Judge, Frank II. Kelly
(Dcm.; pollco prosecutor, C. J. Estcp
(Dcm.); pollco commissioner, E. It. Cou
ncil; nro commissioner, uonrau
Wagner; water works trustee,
Gcorgo 8. Paine; cemetery trustee,
W. II, Brown; Justices of tho pcaco, Ed
muud Kitchens and E. It. Grlswold. Of
tho members of tho lioanl of education,
eight aro Democrats. Eighteen of tho as
sessors aro Itcpubllcans and twenty-two
Tho Itepuhllcnn Carry Grand Itupld,
Grasd lUi'tDS, Mich., April 2. In the
election held hero jestcrday tho itcpubll
cans carried tho city by a small plurality
on the Btato ticket. They elected Charles
W. Watklns, mayor, by about thirty plu
ralltj, and most of the other city officers
by t mall majorities. Tho city government
has been Democratic for several jcars past.
Domocrnta Carry Jackson.
Jackfox, Mich., April 2. Tho Demo
crats jestcrday elected their entire olty
ticket. Tho Stato Democratic ticket goes
out of the city with about 200 plurality.
All tho amendments to tho Stato Constitu
tion leeched a majority.
Democrats Carry Dubuque.
Duuuquf, Iowa, April 2. Boturns In
dlcato that tho Democrats havo carried tho
city by majorities ranging from 200 to 500.
This Is a big Republican gain, as tho city
has been Democratic by 1.000 to 1,200
majority ever slnco prohibition was en
forced In tho State.
THE VAltNELL COMMISSION,
It ltcsuinc It Sittings Aftor Three
London, April 2. Tho Parnell Commis
sion resumed Its sittings to-day after an ad
journment of three weeks. Sir Charles
Russell of tbo Parncllito counsel opened
tho case for tho defense. His opining
speech Is characterized with singular mod
eration thus far. Ho said tbat Attorney
General "Webster's 340 witnesses, whom ho
placed on tho stand, gavo a great doal of
irrelevant testimony, which was of no use
In tho present caso.
Thcv but retailed stories of crimes in Iio
land; bo admitted that crimo existed In
Ireland In a greater or less degree. Tho
collapse of tlio forged letters upou which
tho caso was built abolished tho pith and
marrow of Inquiry. Tho Court was asked
by tbo Attorney-General to Indict a wholo
nation, nn act which the eminent jurist,
Sir John Burko, declared w as not feasible
according to Judicial rules and Invalid In
law. When tha wholo pcoplo wero moved
to consider tho subject, thoughtful minds
would bo com luccd that tho tlmo had comu
to trj tho experiment of homo rule for Ire
land. Sccrctnrj Wlndom' I'uturo Home,
Sccrclaiy Wlndom still has under con
sideration tbo question of the selection of
a homo in this city for his permanent resi
dence. Ha has looked at several that havo
been brought to bis attention. Among
them tho ono ou K street which It was
erroneously stated ho had leased, but as jet
has como to no conclusion.
AT THE HOTELS.
.Tiwtni ('. Dior in, a prominent New York
politic lun, Is ut tho Randall.
II Y. I'uirv nnd flinrpoC. Ilaramlll, New
York, arc ut Lhninberlln's.
l)u. 31. AVIUM , tho learned scientist of
lenna, Austrlu, is ut tho l.Sbltt.
OavtvisII.H. Shut of OunstonHall, Vn ,
ii i-iiiisiu vi i ii-omi'ju iiuiliaun, is Ml luu
(Jioiioi: Airurn Townsi.no (flath), who lias
bcui uultotll. Is now eonvalesclug. He is
Mns li.T.lt, JfonniLLnnd Stuart Morrill,
Now York; Joiluli .1. White and Mrs. WH
IM tiling, Hiookl)n,iiruut tha Arno.
J. II. Kiimisii, Cincinnati: O. W. I.yonnnd
M, Dav enport. Nuvv York: Hi nry White, Ulcli
moud.niidJ.Miowdeu liell, Pittsburg, mo at
K. h. Rlt'MLi.Mobllo, Alii.: C.W. fllhinn,
Aberdeen, Miss ; lion, Oeorgo If, Hutei, llelu
wnio, nnd II, h. lio I'ew, ht. I.ouls, uru at
I'iiwuiii C Stovzii, Ticiiton, N. J.; O. A.
Tn) lor, Richmond, Vn : .1, Knox Cornell.
Tut sou, Ariz,; S, I,. Dill, North Carolina, nnd
II. N. l'u) ne, Elmiiii, X. Y aro at tho Metro
piilltnn, J. W, Riiim . St Paul, Minn : A. S, Cody,
liiiilieitci, N V.: MKs May Kiltli, btniinton,
Vu : K. M. L'imillt, Omhgo, N.J, und (I. I),
.luckroii, Umiluu, Ky., nro at the Howard
W A. WiNnrnN, Aslievllle. N. 0,: J O
Moen, New oik; Rev K. N. Jnvuar.
tlmrloi-toii, H. (; Jnme H.Wynkonp, Sjra
eui', N. ., and (Icorgo M. ltlee, Huston, uro
,l, llii.iiN, A. II. Knwlernnd II. P. Wnsea
mini, fcew York; Thoinnii W, Dav I, I'ltl
liiiri;;,). J, llrown and vslfo, Oinnhii, Nub.; W.
0. Collins und wife, Hiringlleld, Muss, and
Chus, P. I orlng, Huston, mo ut VV Ward's.
Tiiovi h II ll.MiuiH nnd wlfo, T, VV. Cornell,
P. A, Cornell und wife, und Mrs b, It, Cornell,
New oik tit); A. (I. ('ruins, Mueon. (la,; It.
I, Windilnitton. Knoxvllle, Tenii , und (icorgo
s nainum, lllrinlniiliam, Ala, are at tbo
Sfii". 1'inup Van VoiKEnennn and maid,
audi' Van Volkenbiiruli, Jr , New Vorks ,1,
A. Multibus riileiigo; II. Itumnlnu, l'uterson,
N. ,1.: VV. 0. 1'ilty, Noith Carolina, and ('. it.
(iui-nlcnf, 1'ortluuil, Maine, nlo lit tho Nor
R. 1). llrowv.ZnnosvllIf, O,: W, W.John,
ston, Vlchltii,V.iin.slt. ,1, (lulling, Hnitfoid,
Conn i 1 Aloxunder nnd Morris Moroy,
Iluffiilo.N. Y ,'Uioimtslliiiit, Salt Uiko City,
I tali, und I', W, Illiss, ew York, nro nt tlio
JoiikT, Ht'LMiAS of tlio "Robert lllsmere"
Conuuny; VV . II Thompson, 11, J William
und Jolm T. Welch. Now ork;J. blinpson,
Chicago; Howard N Thompson, Columbus,
Ohio, und (I VV , Kluzcr, banVruncfoco, arout
the Harris Housu.
A, ll.dvTrn, Cleveland, Ohio; S H. nass,
Niw "Willi; A. II. btioin;, Lbleugo; John A,
Polloik, North Crrolina; J. Prune I Ilaeoii,
Hcluwuici It, It. lteno und wlfo, Nashville,
Tenii : Joseph M. llrowu and wife, Atlanta,
(, u . unit tleorco Norwood, Uostou, uro ut tuu
V, H-lloTciiKinnndW 1' Walker. Jr. Cin.
elnnntl.K. II lllnton, Dallas, Texas: 0. M,
hoircll, Bavuunah, (la.; l'hlllp Loikwoixl,
Boston; W II lawton, Jr. riowpoit, It. I.,
WvN Olmsted. lillzaboti,N J.iA J. Knapp,
Memphis, Tenu., and D. Jl Morcy, Now Or
leans, La., nro nt tho Arlington,
AKTE-ROOM OK AT
or tiiosi: who weiii: at
the wiiiti: housi:.
A Niimher of C'nllors mi thn I'rcsldent
Jtunfecll HiirrUon to I.tuivo lloforo
I oug Mr. MclCco ftcltirit from In
illniiiiinill fall of nn Ohl-Tlmo
Whig Mho Yolod for iiTlppceaiioo."
Red, whllo and bluo crow's wcro cussing"
and springing up on tho green sward ami
in the flower beds contiguous to tho Whlto
House tliln morning ns though desirous of
surrounding tho old mansion with a hato of
patriotism such as predominated In tho
last campilgii. Perspiring Congressmen,
many of them accompanied by expectant
constituents, tolled up tho stairway leading:
tn tbo Presidential apartmcuts, tho mccci
of tba politicians. "Just a fow minutes,"
pleaded somo of tho most persistent, but the
President was not In n mood for long talks,
aud especially as It was Cabinet elay, su
Interviews wcro cut verj' short,
Down stairs In tho East Room gardenora
wcro Industriously engaged putting tha
largo apartment In order for tbo reception
to tho Japanese Prliico this evening nnd
consequently tho public wcro bartod out
from this famous room for tho day,
Mr. J. R. McKcc, tha President's son-in-,
law, who has been on a visit to Indianap
olis, returned to tho Whlto Houso thlt
morning and was warmly greeted by tho
attaches, with whom ho has becomo n great
Russell Harrison, with whom tho atmos
pbero of tho Whlto Houso seems to ngruo
perfectly, said tills morning that although
sorry to lcavo Washington his stay would
hcSmt short In a w cck or so. His Interests
In Moutsna rcqulro his personal supervision,
but bo will probably leave his wife at tho
Among tho Presidential visitors to-day
wcro Senators Dawes, Piatt, Jones of Ne
vada, Stewart, Mitchell, Sawyer, Spooner,
Mandcrson, Paddock, Representatives Ray
oud Kelly of Pennsylvania, Randall of
KlUOOHlllUOVllD, II IIICI WL .1.11 UI,UU
Stockbrldgc, Buttcrworth, Peters, Carter.
Cutchcon, Rev. Gcorgo O. Little, pastor of
tho Assembly's Church; cx-MInlstcr Foster.
Capt. W. M. Meredith of Chicago, who baa
bcon mentioned for tho Public Prliitorshlp;
Deltgnto Dubois of Idaho, cx-Congrcssm m
Thomas, aud Lieutenant Masou of thn
At noon tho members of tho Lydecker
Court of Inquiry, in full uniform anil
headed by Secretary Proctor and General
Gcorgo Cook, called and paid their rcspocU
to the President.
A vcr) dlstlugulshcd-looklne and polite
old gentleman called at tha Exccutlvo
Mansion to-day. Ho camo to tlio ante
room and rapped gently on tho outer door,
which plcco of gcutllfty was so marked
when compared with tho slatn-baug order
of tho average caller that It created a
rlpplo of pleasure. The old gentleman was
Mr. Amiss of Virginia. Ho Is an old lino
Whig, audi fonilof boasting of his devo
tion to William Henry Harrison, thn Presi
dent's grandfather. It was at tha residence
of Mr. Amiss, In tho Valloy of Virginia,
that tho second Barbara Freitchlo case oc
curred during tbo last campaign, whon hi
daughtcr-lu-Iaw coolly Informed somo gen
tlemanly Democrats that sho would defend
the old flag with her shot-gun, and sho did.
A dltEAT LAND SLIDE.
Unltlmore nnd Ohio Track nt VlttS.
burg covored With Earth,
PiTTSnino, April 2. A trcmendoui slldo
of earth and rock occurred ou Second avo
r.uc, near Tenth, at 2 o'clock this morning'.
The slip carried away a largo part of Muff
street, at tho top of tho hill, rendering It
Impassable, damaging somo of the property
along that thoroughfare. Tbo Baltimore
aud Ohio Railroad tracks and Second ave
nue, 300 feet below, w ere covered to tho
depth of several feet, reaching for many
rods along tbo railroad and street-car tracks.
Tho telegraph w Ires w ero broken aud travel
was .stopped. Thero Is groat danger of
another and moro oxtcnslvo slldo occurring
nt any moment, At noon the cast-bouuil
track on tho Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
had been cleared, Tho west-bound track;
and Second avenuo aro jet Impassable.
TIIK CIIITIC u thepeople't nentpaper.
Short Utters callintl attention to ami pulilin
nuisance or abuse are not lejuseil admission,
to its columns.
1'INANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Tho Stock nnd Money Markrt.
Ni.vv Yoiik, April 2. Money (1 per
cent. Exchango 6teadj ; posted rates, 437
P?IS0J; actual rates, 4S0J?4601 for sixty
da)sand4S85(iilsy for demand. Govern
ments linn; currency Os, 120 bid; 4s, cou
pon, 1233 bid; 45s, do,, 103 bid.
Tho stock market opened strong, and on
limited business prices advanced I to I per
cent. Tho list then becamo dull and New
Puglaud nnd Atchison declined 5 per cent,
on sales b) Boston houses Towjrd noon
tho market again becamo stiong ou some
very good buj Ing for both accounts, and
stocks aro uow selling at about tha best of
tho dav A prominent money leudcr say
that whllo money ma) rule at about 0 per
ccnti ft)r t).aay and to morrow there is mo
prospect for n squeeze.
prospi ct for n squeeze.
Iho New York .Stock Market.
The following aro tho prices of tho Now
York and Chicago markets os reported by
special wire to C. T. Havcuncrd: Co., C'll
F street northwest:
i 0. 2 30.
Can. Pnclfle.l , Northwest.
Can. South. f2J 522 Om a la
('en. Pacific.' ' 'i do. nfd
D, L. .t W..I130I 137 j, P.M.8.S....
Del. A. Hud,
271 It. .V.W. Pt
on I' do. ufa..
Jersey Cen..i iHJ
L. .t N I it)
L. 8 101
OJ ISt. Paul
. . i Union Pac
M., K, AT
mi W. Union..
N. Y. Cen...
N. Pac I 20
do, pfil.. 1.0
ill Si Top
Washington Mock Exchange.
Miscellaneous Bonds W. A (1. It, K.
Co,, 107; Masonic Hall Ass'n, lOtty; Wash.
Market Co., 110; Wash. Light Infantry, 1st,
100; Wash. Light Infnntr), 2d, 00; Wash.
Gas Light Co., 131?; Wosh.W't'p.l'iJl.
National Bank Stocks B ink of Wash.,
31S; Dank of Republic, ISO; Metropolitan,
SW; Central, 210; Second, 1503; Farmers'
and Mechanics', 105; Citizens.', 123; Colum
bia, 123. titui
Railroad Stocks Washington A Georce
tow u,223; Metropolitan, 102J; Columbia,'-."!;
Cup. A. North O et., 30.
liisurancoStocks Firemen's, 10; Trank
lln, 42; Metropolitan, 73; Nation il Union,
10; Arlington. 100; Corcoran, 00; Columbia,
14; German-American, ; Potomac, 87;
Gas and Electric Light Stocks Wash
ington Gas, 401; Georgetown Uus, 41; U.
Sbictile Light GUI.
Tclephouobtocks Chesapeake ft Poto
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Mar
ket Co , 17: Washington Brick Machine.
Co., 215; Nntioual Pnss Ililck Co., ;
Great Falls lea Co., 150; Bull Ruu Puuo
riunaCo.,21; Heal Kstnto Tltlo InSuranca
Co., UO; Nutloual Safe Deposit Co,, 2 H;
American Graphophouo Co,, ; Columbia
Title Insurance Company, 51,
Ornntcd it Dlvorco.
Judge Cox this morning gave Fiaukltn
Mnce, jr., n dlvoice fioiul'anuy V. Maco.
Local Weuthcr Indications,
Rain; southerly winds, stationary tcni-pcrMurc.
O. 2 30
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