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THE WASHINGTON CRITIC
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21ST YEAR-N0- 0,408.
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, APRTL 27, 1880.
PltlCE TWO GENTS
THE ANCIENT' BURG UNDER WATER
FOR TWO DAYS.
Three Stories nnd n Church Inundated
mill Much Hardship Jlxporloncod
Going About tho Streets In llonts
Narrow Uscnpo 1'roin Drowning
Bladcnsburir lias been without communi
cation with tbooutsldo world by nuytuluT,
but boats (or two da)s. Not siuco the groit
llootl of 1B03 bin It experienced suck n
flood. BladCDSburg lies In ft .low villcy,
with a creek on cacli sldo of It, down tho
bill, back of Hyattsvlllc, thiougli which
,lllogo only communication with this city
l loslblo. Tor two daj s past communica
tion, oven In this way, has been Impossible,
rave by boat. Tho heavy rains of tho past
two days havo so swollen tho creeks that
tun each sUlo of tho quiet llttlo hamlet that
sleeps In their embrace that they havo
risen Into rushing rivers nnd swallowed tho
town. Thursday tho water began torlso
ami yesterday all of Bladensburg that lies
on tho low valley between tho tno
creeks was under water and tho
Uladcnsburgcrs wcro going about
their ono street In boats nud liv
ing In tlio second etoilcs of their
houses. All night Thursday night
tho waters iotc, ami toward morning Tho
sullen roar of tho o'.stwhllo quiet creeks,
could bo beard above tho whir and swish of
tho wind and tain. When 'Sqttlro llaron,
j It. It. Bridge
Ito.id to Marlboro'
Itoad to Washington I
1. fiplcer's store.
a. Southern Methodist Church.
4. (iohlcnstroth's saloon.
0. 1.) noil's store.
fl. Old Gcorzo Washington Hotel.
7. Unoccupied hotel.
8. Goldman's liouto.
0 and 10. Bridges on which Water street
crimes tho Eranch.
0 0 0. Itesldcnccs under water.
who Is tho Justice of tho peace, and keeps
n drug store, got up yesterday morn
ing ho found that dining tho nl'ilit tho
w ater bad risen and Hooded tho Ion cr story
of his store, which Is also his ofllcc.
Thoueh tbu water was high when tho
BIsdcrsburgcrs went to bed Thursday
nlclit, it roso co much b'ghcr during tho
night that tho town was Hooded. Tin
main street, on which most of Illadcnsburg
Is built, Is named, nod fitly too, Watc;
Now most of this street Is under water.
Tho water fell slightly this morning, und Is
still falling gradually, but tho pcoplo who
want to go to church to-morrow may bavo
to go In hosts, becauso thowatcrls falling
very Blowly. Bladensburg Is. a hamlet ot
some 7C0 or 800 souls, and thcro aro about
fifty houses lu tho flooded district. As
nearly as could bo estimated lu n hurried
rowlua flat-boat through tho submetged
streets of tho vlllago about 050 acres of
Illadcnsburg aro under water. Whenever
thcro aro unusually heavy lalus tho creeks
that run on each side of Illadcnsburg swell
till they overflow their lmnks and spread
out over tho low valley between them, on
which Illadcnsburg Is built.
Though small Hoods tliat do but, llttlo
dainogoaro fi cement, there has not for n
Suartcrot a century been 60 disastrous n
ood as tho present one. The water begau
lb rlso Thmsday night. It 1030 with won
derful rapidity, ami jestcrday tnornliigalf
tho town was covered. Beforo night tho
two creeks united and wcio sweeping lu nn
cddjlng, whirling, muddy torrent tluoiigh
AValcr street. About llfty liousn wcro
nioro or lc-s Inuudatcd. Early In tho
iconilng yesterday, beforo daj light, pcoplo
began to movo everything movablo fiom
tlio first to tho second storlos of their
bouses. Somo of tho negroes' shanties
have but ono story and tho unfortunate pen.
plo who lived In tliein saved what they
could In boats and left tho rest tothoraglttg
waters. Theymovcd out of their houses of
necessity and aro camped on tho hlllsldos
out of leach of tho Hood. Theie was con
siderable iifTerlng among thco poor pco
plo lu tho chilly afr last night. They could
look down oil tho tops of their houses that
dotted tho dark surface of tho swollen river
Uko odd-shaped Islands, and tlio religiously
Inclined got up a crimp-meeting In tho wlud
und rnln last night.
The wlcrd negro melodies and tho
crouching drenched flguics mado apathet
ically plciurcsquo clement ot llladensburg's
Hood. At tho further end of Water sttuot,
near tho northernmost bildgo, Is n cluster
of an ordluary soit of houses, nnd IIicjo
wcio among tho llrst to bo surrounded
by tho rapidly rising waters, which
carao In through doors nnd win
dows, compelling tho Inhabitants to
move their homes upstairs onto tlio second
stories. Communication with uo'ghbors
was Impossible, savo by boat, hec.imo tho
loar of tho flood drowned all efforts nt
hallooing. Mutual danger makes nil
pioplofncuds, and early ) cstcrday morning
every available lioat was piessed Into
scrvlco by willing hands that worked hard
nil day carrying supplies and taking scared
women nnd children from Inundated houses.
Ono big flatbojt was manned by W
T. Splcer, Henry Day, Charles Meadcr
Clayton Darnell, tho county sheriff, and
William Lynch, and thoy did a noble da) 'a
work yesterday, going from liouso to liouso
with food and other necessaries, and taking
pcoplo fiom tho second-story windows of
houses no longer habitable. About 5
o'clock last owning tho Ave tired men
started to take Mr. Splecr to his stoioat
tho upper end of Water street, which was
half under water.
As they wero pushing thuboat laboriously
tip tho street w lh long iolcs It was caught
lu a swift current and almost Instantly
turned over. Tho flvo men wero carried
rapidly down tho street by tho swift cur
lent that swept along tlio submerged street.
Three of them managed to cling to tho up
turned boat, but tho other two, Mr. Day,
who Is a blacUsmltb, and Mr. Moadcr, a
plasterer, were unable to do so, and, tired
by their bard ihtv'a woik, thoy wcro almost
ill owned. As thoy wcro cartlrd by thu
swift current to tlio mlddlo of tho creek
whero the water was iiiiiulug along like a
inlll-rncc, an old Indian put out for them
lua boat mid brought them both to tho
bank- abovo tho water level. Thoy wcro
both unconscious when lifted 'out of tbo In
dian's boat, and It was soma time beforo
they could bo resuscitated. Thu biavo In
dian could not bo found this morning, und
no ono seems to know his name.
l,vci)body calls him "Tho Indian," nnd
bo Is employed at Splcir's mill, near tho
Eastern Branch, 'I his was tlio only sevoie
casualty of tho Hood, 'Iho noxt serious
ilumngo to any 0110 ptoncrty was thu carry
lug away by tho Hood of thico fcpaiis ot tho
rnllioad bridge, n shoit distance northeast
of llludeusburg. 'Iho btldi;o Is a wooden
nllalr, and tho 1). A. O.'s lino to Shop
uld's Landing iiius over It, During
last bight, probably about midnight,
Hie three middle spans of this b.ldio were
swept awny nudns)ct tho wn' his not
nono down cuough to allow tho woik of to
bulldlng to be begun. Tho luld'to was n
comparatively new stiticturo tvid tho lov
by Its destruction, as nearly us cm bo
known now, will bo about J3.C0). Tho
bildgo was located n short illstauco
back of lljnlUvillo and Hy
nttsvlllu pcoplo who saw the plnco
where tlio prldio had been eaily this morn
ing say that tho water at that place Is Iltty
fict higher than Is usual, Thatlluu ot tho
llalllinoio nud Ohio system Is but llttlo
uied, save for tbo tiauspoitutlott of freight
to ai.d from tho South, anilpnstti.Aertiuuio
will not bo delay d hi Its dettiuctlon.
IljntUvlllolt built on a hill, nt tho foot
oi vviiiih iiiauciiuurg is siiunicu, ncii sin
feicd but llttlo or nouo from tho Hood, Dr
W Ills' farm Is at thu foot ot tho bill, back
of Ihottsvillo, und this morning It was tea
tfect ULdcrTMcr and all hW crops uio, of
,-.ilL Lvii. JiJ,. 1 -
course, destro)cd. l'robably tho most
pcilotis damage to any Individual In
Illadcnsburg Is that suffered by Satilro
Daniel Uaron. Tho lower 6tory of his
hausa was Hooded so suddenly that bo was
unable to savo any considerable portlon'of
his dings. Ills damage will probably bo In
the neighborhood ot $500, though, until tho
water goes down, It Is Impossible to tell ex
actly. Holdout. roth's siloon next to
'Snulio Baron's drugstore, Is also Inun
dated, aid h's loss will bo heavy, thoj"h
bo had time to movo much of his fuinllu'o
from tbo lower to tlio upper story beforo
tho water recebed It. A roupta ot resi
dence) tbo other s'da ot Iho drug storo
wero also Inundated and tlio
furiiMiiro nnd buildings suffered
considerable damage. Iho Southern
Methodist Church, on tbo enmo s'do of
Water street t'mtt bod rus store l, Is n'eo
under water to tbo depth of thrco or four
feet, llioloss to the chinch will bo qulto
ccrlous, as tho lurntturc could not bo got
out, and tbcio was no upper slorv to movo
it to. W. J. Bplccr's grocery and fancy storo
notthof tho church, and on tho somo s'do
of Water street, was Inundated only In the
flood's progress. All of his stock ot gro
ceries and dry goods Is moro or less
damaged, thoueli ho wus nblo to movo somo
ot tbo moro valuablo attlcles to tho floor
above, out of tho water's reach, Ills damago
will appioxlmato$300. Near tho stoioaro
sovcrol moro residences, all ot which woro
Inundated and deserted by tbo occupants,
or clso Inhabited on tho second floors oulv.
On the opposite, western, sldo of Water
street William Gndman's house, near thu
noithcni bildgo, Is surrounded by water,
though the flood has not yet reached tho
house Itself. Tho yard about It, though, Is
Near his liouso Is an old hotel, aban
doned )cars ajo, and occupied only by
negroes. This, too, is Inundated, lllch
ardson's Hotel, an old caravansary, that
used to bo tho (leorgo Washington Hotel,
Is flooded, ami tho boarders aro either liv
ing lu tbo upper Modes or have taken to
boats and found rcfugo 011 tho hills.
William I.ynchV storo, on tho west sldo of
Water street, near tho southern bridge, Is
also flooded. Tho damago to this storo Is
mostly confined to tho buildings, as Mr.
L)nch took tlmo by tlio forelock and moved
everything up stalls on Thursday beforo
tho flood reached It. Henry Day's
blacksmith shop, on Water street, Is also
under water and suffered considerable
Since tho rain slacked up this afternoon
tho Bladensburg pcoplo have partially re
gained hopo that they may soon bo able to
walk Into their houses. Instead ot going In
by tbo second-story windows from boats.
It will take some tlmo to repair tlio Beaver
Dam Itallroad Bridge, and Including tho
damago to It tho total loss by tho flood will
probably approximate $5,000 or more.
Until tho water goes down and pcoplo can
get back to their homes It will not bo pos
sible to estimate tho losses moro accurately.
Bladcnsbipglsan old placo of consider
nblo hlstoiical interest. It used to bo n
famous dutll'nz ground, and Is about seven
miles from tho city. It Is situated on tho
banks, or at present under, tho Eastern
Branch, and has a population ot about 510
Tiin i-Loou ixsnwiicitc.
Itock Crcok Is swollen to about twlco Its
normal dl mentions and instead of tho usual
purling brook under tho bridges thcro Is
now a rajlng river. Tho l'otomac, too, is
unusually high and somo troublo is feared.
Trees In vailous portions of tho city wcro
blown down. Two lmmouso elm lces lu
front of tbo While Houso wcio blown down
about 7 o'clock last evening with n loud
crash, and for somo tlmo tho street was
blockaded by them.
Ihcro was a slight wash-out 011 tho 11. A
O. lino between Balt'moro nnd this city, but
little damago was done.
Considerable damago was dono In the
vicinity ot Haltlinoic. Throughout tho
Stato of Maryland thcro was a great deal
of damago done by tho heavy rains, and It
Is feared at Kubtou that tho pcacli crop Is
Tho l'atapsco Itlvcr Is much swollen, and
along tho Kastcrn Shoro It Is reported that
thojouug buds bavo been blown off the
peach trees. A barn at Tort Deposit was
blown down jcsterday causing $1,500
LATE DEPARTMENT NEWS.
War Dcprtrtmcut Clinnrriu.
Tho following changes In tho War De
partment bavo been made: James Toomoy,
AdJutaut-dcncral'H Ofllcc, lcslgncd; Mrs.
Vlorcnco Lower, Blgnal Olllce, prompted
f rom 840 to $000; Mies Anna (i. No) hart,
Signal Ofllcc, promoted from $?.'0 to JS10;
William Mcsbcny, Signal Ofllco, from $000
to $720; Mh8 Lucy Jarnly, Sigual Ofllco,
promoted from $460 to $CO0; Miss Minerva
M. l'urman, blgnnl Ofllco, promoted from
$000 to $?.'0; Louis riarcschc, Signal Ofllcu,
jnomotcd from $4ij0 to $000; Waltor T.
Daly, Commissary Ocneral's Olllce, Daniel
C. Murphy, Harvey A. l'ellows and 1'hlllp
JalRolm, Surgeon-tieneral'fl Olllce, clerks,
$1,000, permanently appointed after scrvlug
juobatlonary term of six months.
Nnvy Department Mnttorn.
Tho Secretary ot tho Navy has directed
tho Navy-Yards to bo closed on tho ilOth In
stant. All studies and work will bo sus
pended at tho Naval Academy,
The Dolphin has arrived nt Colombo,
Ce)lon, en loutofiom Hliigapoto to Bom
lay. Lnslgu Theodore fl. Dowoy has been or
dcied to tho Bureau ot Navigation.
Commander Oliver A. Batchollcr has been
ordered to tho Norfolk Navy-Yard as ord
naucc ofllccr, 10th .May,
Lieutenant Ainbroso II. W)ckoft has been
ordcicd to duty lu tho Bureau of Yards and
Interior Deportment Oliungos.
Tho following Interior Department
changes lmve been made: Francis (J
Weaver ot Pennsylvania, appointed chief
ot division of la mis und railroads, $3,000,
vlco John McMurray, resigned; ltogcr
Welles of Connecticut, appointed
financial clerk, Patent Ofllcc, $1,030;
Joslah C. Stoddard of New York ap
pointed dlsbuislug clerk. Census Ofllcc,
$'',500. Ponslou Ofllco Harry 11. Lino
weaver of PcnusUvanla, promoted from
Murylii'ld l'ustiniistcis Appointed,
Catheart. Harfotd County, John II. Ham.
sey vlco Win, N. Catheart, icmoved: PiU
zlcbmg, Carroll County, Levi N, Suadur,
vice 8. M, IIUli, removed; Harney, Carrull
county, S. S. Shoemaker vlco J. v. Kcken
lode, iemovcd;Mouut Airy, Carroll county,
W. 11. Itudy vlco 11. Sellniau, Jr., removed;
Norrlsvlllo, Harford County, tl, W. Devll
bles, vlco Iiavld A, IMIe. resigned; Tuiifl)
town, Carroll County, 1". 11. Ihiglar, vlco
J, A. Brlclmcr, icmoved.
Comiunndur lur tho Iro.juoH.
Commander Joshua Bishop has been de
tached from tho Navy-Yard, Norfolk, and
ordeied to command tho Iroquois.
Klcctllo Unlit War Hhlps.
Tho Bureau of Navigation of tho Navy
Depaitiucnt will soon commence thopiop
oration ot plans for lighting with olee
tilclty tho Mlantouoninli, Terror, Monad
nock, Petrel and Vesuvius. 'Iho last Con
gress appropi lated $55,000 for this pur
pose. No Admlttiiiica on Himdiiy.
Tbo Postmastcr-Ocncral has ordered tint
hctcattcrthu Department ho closod on Sun
day to tho clerks and all employes, occpt
thoieriulml watchmoii, engineers and lire
men. Jlr. III11I1111 Will e" to New Y01U.
Mr, Walker Blaine said to-day that his
father is still Improving, ami will bo ablo to
attend tho Now York Ccuteunlal,
l'ustnllleo Deiartment OIiiuibos.
Mr. J. M. linker of Mlchhranl has been
appointed ft poctolllco Inspector, Hallway
Mall Bcrvlce; M, M. Mulhall of Ohio, ap
pointed watchman at $7';0; Juuies Heed uf
Peims)lvanla. laborer, at $UC0; Luther
I'uldwell of Now York has boon appointed
chief ot tho lloud Dlv Islou ut $'J,000.
Mr. W, D. C'laik, tho senior pirtncrot
Ihopiomlucnt Arm ot W. D, Clark A Co.,
dr)-goods, leaves to-morrow for Now York
011 a visit ot pleasure and buMucss com
THE SPORTING WORLD.
THE BAD WEATHER STILL PRE
VENTS RACING AT IVY CITY.
Tho llnsobnll Nirtson Well Oponad
KtcryiTliero Hut In Washington
CIiIchro nnd Indlannpolls tlio Win
Tho continued bad weather will causo
tho further postponement of tho Washing-tou-Ph'ladclphlft
scries, much to tho regret
ot Iho local cnlhus'atts, Tho homo team
will start for Now York to-morrow, and
will ly couclus'ons with, tho world-beaters
tho first four days of Iho w cck. If wo break
evenly with tho champions thcro Will bo
canto for general lejolclmj among tho
itipportcrs and admirers ot tho "Senators."
Anything better than an even break will bo
In tho nature of a welcome, surprlso and
will rouso an Immense amount ot enthusi
asm among tho patrons of tho camolu this
'1 hero wcro bul two League and ona As
sociation gumo played yesterday at Pills
burg between tho homo club and the Chi
cago; nt Indlannpolls between Cleveland
ami iiiiiianapous, nun n game uctw ecu St.
Louis and Cincinnati. Tho weather at Pitts
burg was cold and windy andbut-1,500 per
sons saw tho Pittsburgs drop from their
position ot leaders In tno pennant race. Thn
Chlcagos pounded Ualvln dcltbcratoly and
decisively. In tlio third Kuclino's passed
grounder, two singles nnd rt doublo nctt'd
thrco runs. In tho eighth three singles, n
doublo and n triple, nlucd by a passed ball,
brought In four moro, thrco earned. Tlio
homo team saved n shut-out In tlio last In
ning, when Miller knocked a doublo and
came homo on Hockley's single. Dunlap
then flow out. Cat roll followed with n baso
on balls and Maul w lib a single, but Kuchuo
and Smith wero not equal to iho occasion
nnd put n sudden stop to tho cheering.
Tho following Is tho scoro by Innings:
Pittsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Chicago 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 x-7
Battctlcs Oalvln and Miller; Tcncr and
Yesterday's gamo between tho Indianapo
lis and Cleveland clubs was ono that de
lighted tlio admirers of heavy batting. Tho
playing of Olasscock, Denny, Mcucachy
and Ilussctt of tho homo team and ot
Tcbcau and Gllks of tbo visitors was
noticeable for Its excellence Attendance,
1,00. Following Is tho scoro by Inning:
Indlanapolis..O 13 4 0 3 0 1 3-14
Cleveland 0 10040 3 0 18
Batteries Gctzcln and Euckloy, Spraguo
St. Louis won from Cincinnati yesterday
by a scoro of 8 to 3. AH other Association
games wero postponed rain.
League games scheduled for to-day aro as
follows: Philadelphia at Washington, Bo
ton at Now York, Chicago nt littsburg,
Cleveland at Indianapolis.
Bastlan ot tho Phillies has been pur
chased by the Cli'cago management to All
Williamson's place at short.
Ward has signed a Now York contract.
Tbo Philadelphia Club offered Fogarty
and Bastlan for Hoy a few days ago.
Ilobcrt Pcttlt, released from tho Chicago
Bpseball Club yesterday, slgucd with tlio
Stagg and Poolo will be Yalo's battery In
tbu guino with Princeton to-day.
Jnckson Wli'ppi Cnrdlir,
Tbo fight to a finish betwecu Peter Jack
ton, colored, ho'dlnj tbo heavyweight
championship ot Australia and of tho Pa
cific coast, and Patsy Cardiff of Minneapo
lis, for ft. pureo ot $3,003 and tho heavy
weight championship, took place In the
rooms of tho California Athletic Club hist
night. Betting was two to one lu favor ot
Jackson, who won tho light easily In ten
loiiuds. It Is undei stood Jnckeou will chal
lenge tho winner of tho Sulllvuii-Kllraln
Oil McCnrthy Again Wins.
Cal McCarthy of New York and Johnny
Murphy had a rattling flgbt at tho Bay
Stnto Club-room, Boston, last night. Tho
foimcrwou tbo ll.lit In four rounds, which
was partly duo to tho fact that Murphy
broke bis wrist In tho flret round. lie
plucMly continued tho fight, however, de
spite tho protcits of his friends, and fought
four rounds with his broken arm. ills
seconds filially forced him to discontinue
the light, and tbu stakes were awarded to
Tho result of tbo battle, whllo a disap
pointment in many respects to Boston
sporting men, showed that Murphy, with
two good bauds, can mako McCarthy
hustle. It Murphy ever recovers tho iisu
of his hand the men will bo matched to n
Jne McAtiltflo'M Cliullongo,
Joo McAullflV, Iho 'Filsco Giant, who
was the champion of the Pacillc Corst until
Peter Jackson defeated blm, camo In fiom
his training quarters at SnnclHto, Cal.,
whero ho ls"tralnlng to fight Tom Lees, tho
Australian, on May '.'3, for $3,030, and Is
sued achallcngetu fight cither Patsy Cardiff
or Peter Jackson, according to Loudon
pi Isc-iing rules, for $3,500 n sldo and tho
thaniploushlp ot tho Pacific Coast. Me
Aulllfc, although ho met with ono defeat,
Is still a great favorlto In San I'rancl3co,
and his c)ialleni;o on tho eve of tho Jacksou
andCaidlfl flglit has created qultoii sen
sation. McAulllTo nud Lccs have decided
to Ln'.tlc on May 3J.
Jell Deail In 11 1'rlro right.
Sav Vhvscisco, Apill 39. Tom Avery
fell dead iluriii" n sparrlug exhlbltlou with
I'd. Cortco laif nlht.
Tlio New York Walk.
The following entiles have been received
up todetofor the six dcys' go-ai-jou-plcaso
nice, which will ha held lu MadUou Square
(laiden. Now Yoik, beginulne; 011 May 0
under tlio management of Billy O'Brien
Dan O'Lcary, Dau Hcrly, Peter Hogclnun
Peter (Johlcn, 1M. Lovott, Chailes llsil
ding, Dan Burns, Martin Ilorau, John Sul
livan, P. DorJs, IVio. l'lilljamcj, John
Dw)cr, John i'.urk, (leorgo Cartwilyht,
(Icorgc Connor, Junci Kay, Charles Smith,
William GrllTcii, Thomos Mcdovcin, Sam
Day, J. Corbctt, (Iroijo Noreumc, John
Hughes, John O'Hara, Pet Klirj, L. Sor
feit, L. Zclg, F.J. Machc-au, 0. Kilstof
fciscn, Castcra'i, Ko nipt, Bennett and tho
jiev. ueoio iiowu'u,
George I.n Blanche nud his trainer, Clns.
(lleason, left Denver last night for tho
coast, whero n match has been arranged be
tween J- Blaucho and Joo Blllngswoith,
Jack McAullflo will baldly go to Hug
land to meet Cainey.
Tho races at Ivy City have been post
poned until Monday, because of the con
tinued wet weather (mil tho heavy condition
ot the track.
It Is announced that Mr. r. 11. Harper
will attempt (0 lower the mile iccord ot
Ten Urocele with the mare YnluaWo. Tho
maio Is n daughter ot Ten Biocck, nnd Is
5 )cais old. At a pilvato trial icccutly sho
went a mile In 1:10, ami It Is behoved by
Mr. Hai per that sho can excel her silo's
great record of 1:3!U. Tho laeo against
tlmo will bo mado somo tlmo during thu
spilng meeting ot tho Loulsvlllo Jockey
A checker match for tho championship ot
America and $500 will begin at Chicago 011
May 31. 'Iho pla)cis will lw ChurlesN.
Barker of Boston and James P, liccd ot
Chicago. Kachplnvcrhas put up 11 forfeit
of $50. Tho match will consist of llfty
games, lcstilctcd, runs and draws to count,
with stated openings.
ltiillrouil Nona In llrlur.
Tho Lehigh Valley Batlroad Is about to
submit Its cmplo)es to a color test.
Iho Pennsylvania llallroad has reduced
tho tolls on coke to Philadelphia froui $),50
to $3.30 per ton.
Surveys aro being mado for extension of
tho Philadelphia and Heading lltilltoad's
Quanjvlllo branch southw aid fiom Quarry
'Iho C'umbeiland Valley llntlioad has
lust completed at Its shops at Chambers
burg a Unlit plant Intruded to furnish light
foi wiecUIng purposes.
THE nEHNINQS MURDER.
DIrss Ilelterntcs Ills Innnconco Tim
James I). Dlggs, tho colorld man from
Burivlllo who was arrested In connection
with tho mysterious murder of tho mulatto
clrl at llciiiilngs, Is now locked up at th
Sixth Prcclent Slatlon-houso.
Ho Is as emphatic as over In his denials
that ho passed tho creek near Graccland on
Saturday morning, and that ho saw tho old
It Is not bcllovcd that Dlggs Is tho man
who committed tho murder, but it Is
thought that tho real murderer employed
Dlggs to carry tho body away and conceal
Dctcetlvo Baft nnd Photographer Ncphow
nnd two reporters went out to tho grave ot
tho dead girl to-day to photograph her faco.
Tho body Ilea In an obscuro corner of tho
little, iiimblcd-down grave) ard. Tho
water bad formed In puddles
about tbo fresh clay which marked
tho unknown woman's secluded resting
place, and ns It In ddlcato mockery, a bunch
of forgct-mc-nots bloomed near tho boad of
Iho grave. Tho ccxton, n German named
Frauds Gash, was on hand, nud with A
fttglitencd.looklng colored lioy as an assis
tant, w as at work getting tho body out of tho
Tho lid of tbo rudo coffin was revealed
and raited out ot tho ground. Tho water
surged with n gurglo Into the coflln nud
over tho dead girl's form. A 1 opo was put
around tho top portion of It and It was
raised at a snfllclcut anglo to bring It In tho
rango ot tho camera.
Iho body was dressed only In a chemise,
over which were tho girl's corsets. It had
n shrunken, shriveled appearance, owing to
the length of tlmo that It had been in tho
Ono sldo of tho face had been eaten nway
by rats or souio other animals whllo tho
body lay lu tho woods.
Thcro was n heavy bruise 011 tho forehead
and ascnr under tbo right car. Inn short
tlmo the-negatlvo was made.
A good plcturo was obtained, tho work
01 laKing ma negative occupying less man
five minutes, iho rough board was re
placed and tho coflln forced back Into tho
Although tho faco Is necessarily some
what destroyed thcro should bo but llttlo
difficulty In n relative recognizing it.
Tho tnrco-corncrcd wound In tho head
looks as If It might bavo been mado with a
lint-Iron. Tho girl's general oppcarauco
and nttlrc would ludlcato that sho was a
GUTTED BY FIRE.
Tho rUc-Story Carpet Mill at Lowell
llurnod This Mornlnr;-
Lovvnu., Mass., April 37. Tho largo
five-story building of tho Lowell Manu
facturing Company InMarkct street, known
as tho carpet mill, was gutted by flio early
this morning, causing a loss ot $300,000, as
roughly estimated by Agent Lyons. Tho
lire broke out in tho card room of tho In
grain spinning department, and the first
nlarm wus rung In at 8:15 n. in. The firo
department was promptly on band, but
owing to tho usual corporation custom tho
police wcro not admitted to tho yard for
nearly half an hour. The first stream was
put on about 3:45. Tbo firo died down, and
and tbo corporation, supposing that It was
extinguished, shut oft the sprinklers. In a
few moments tho Ilamcs bioko out again
with redoubled fury and spread rapidly
through tho cntlro centre of tho building.
Tho roof fell In soon after 4 o'clock.
At 5:30 tho ilamcs wcio under control, but
thcro was still considerable lire In tlio root
and elevator way. Tho company had
nearly $400,000 worth of now machinery In
tbo building besides yarn and wool stock In
progress of manufacture. Tho property
dcstro)cd was Insured mainly lu tho Slanu
facturcrs' Mutual, but partly in other com
panies. Agent L) ons doubts whether tho
insuranco w 111 cover tho loss. Ho attributes
the fire to spontaneous combustion. But
for vigorous efforts by tho fire department
Hie whole kjiildlng would havo been con
tumid. From COO to 700 bauds aro thrown
out of employment.
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Visitor Sea tbo l'l e.tlilollt IIlK
Trip Now Ynrlc.
Governor Iiovoy of Indiana, tho Post-inastcr-Geueial,
Civil Scrvlco Commis
sioner L)inau and General Jas. N. Tyner
wcro tho only visitors admitted to tho
llbraiy at tho White Houso to-day. The
President was not too busy, however, to ro
celvo a number of callers who assembled lu
tho Hast Itoomtuls afternoon to pay their
Secretary Wlndom stated that tho mem
bers of tbo Cabinet lu tho city would accom
pany tho Chief .Magistrate to New York 011
Monday, and would probably follow his
example In remaining at Gotham during the
festivities Incidental to thu ccuteunlal cele
bration. Mrs. Kato Davis Brown, n daughter of
Hon. Henry G. Dav Is of West Virginia, Is n
guest at the White House, and will accom
pany the President and Mrs. Harrison to
New York. Mrs. McKco nud tho Whlto
Houso babies and Private Secretary Halford
will also bo In the Piesldcntlal party.
"Tho President will not niuiounco any
inoro appointments until bo returns from
New York," said Prlvalo Secretary Hal
ford, this afternoon.
One commission was signed by tho Presi
dent to-day, that of Illrum J. Daulcls to
bo postmaster at Anderson, Madison
JolinG, Slater to ltnchcl Vass, lot 3 1, sec
tion 3, Barry Farm, $1,300.
I.c'ghtou .t Pelro, trustee, to O. Marston
Foguc, lot 0, block 13, (1500.
REMOVING LIDDY PRISON.
It Will Do Itctliiillt lu Vhlrugo Wltlilu
u Cnuplu of Month.
It is thought by thosow ho are lu a posi
tion to know that tho old Llbby Pilsou
building will bo removed from lllchruond
to Chicago cither lu April or May. Mr,
Hallswell, the Washington aichltect who
spent somo weeks heie making diagrams of
butli tho Interior and exterior nt thu struc
ture, has completed bis labois and scut
copies of tho plans or diagrams to thu Chi
cago syndicate, of which Mr. A. O. Guu
llicr Is president. 'Ihoso drawings will
guide thu architects In le-cicctlng tho
Bids for tho cntlio work of toarlug down
tho building, transporting tho material to
Chicago ana lu-erectlng tho stiucturo thcro
In the Identical fouu lu which It now stands
on Cary street havo been received, and
President Gunthcr and William 11. (liay. 11
leading spirit lu tho enterprise, 1110 daily
oxpectlng tho city to look utter tho at range
ments. In tearing down thu building each
brick and each piece of mortar or other
material will bo numbered, nud In repro
ducing tho prison tho w 01 kmen will pro
ceed according to tho numbers, and, us
nearly as possible, will placo each piece In
Its proper position.
vvueii wus piopcuy was soiu i.ise sum
merlu default of tho pnjiiipiit of the first
syndicate it was nought ny iir. nramuio ot
Oluctimatl, Ho soon sold It tu the present
Dr. Bramble of
kvndlcato at a largo advance, and It was
then contemplated that tho removal would
bo mado In n few months, but great dlfll
culty wusexpcilcuccdln piocuifng nsult
ablo situ in Chicago, and to this obstacle
thu delay Is attributed, Now a suitable
nleco ot gi omul has been secured nnd leased
lor iiiiiciy-muu )curs hh ?,.ienj per milium,
sud ft twenty foot Intel: wall Is being built
around tho lot. Hero tlio old Llbby Prison,
for mauyjcais since tho war used an 11
guano warehouse, will bo kept as n war
museum, In which will bo exhibited idles
nud mementos ot "the latu unpleasant
ness." 'Iho mementos will bo both Federal
ami Confederate, and will bo under1 tho
keeping of veterans from both rauks.
Henry (loui-go Kuntalnod.
Miss Culture -What do jou think ot
Henry Gcomo's single tax Idea II
MIssGushltigtmi- Well, I see no reason
why ho should not tax sluglo men, but I
don't think ho ought to tax sluglo women
-it isn't our fault, -N. V, Wcokly.
SEARCHING FOR TREASURE.
An Old Cnslln In Itmonswnod Itiiin-
marred by Mnriiilo do Montcalm.
Londov, April 37. Last Friday Mmo.
do Montcalm do Varlan tho widow of n
gentleman who was at ono tlmo private,
secretory to tho Duchesso d'Orleaus and a
another held tlio snmo position under ox
President Thiers, appeared beforo Judge
Mnnlcy of Long Island City and obtained
two search warrants. Sho was nccompv
nlcdbytwo lawyers and a detective. 'Hie
placo sho wanted to cxamlno Is the
structure Know n as the OldCastlo Inliav ens
wood, It Is now occupied by Adam No)es
In one wing nnd by Mrs. Louisa Gray In
another. To this building Polleo Sergeant
Darccy nnd and several policemen uecom
tianlod Mine, do Montcalm, her 13-) ear-old
Paul, her law) cr and her detective Her
object was to look for family Jewels, plalo
and documents alleged to havo been stolen
from her htlsbund, the Marquis Charles Ed
ward B. Montcalm do Vnrlan, and concealed
in this building.
Mmc. de- Montcalm showed n surprising
acquaintance with tho old place. Sho led
tho part) up slidrs and down, sounding tho
walls and floor with n hammer as sho wont.
Sho dovclopcd ccvoral curious things
quite unknown to tho Inhabitants. In a
corner of 0 room In the right wing on tho
llrst floor sho slid back somo false nsh
panels and disclosed an old iron safe. It
did not seem to havo been opened for
3 cars, but for all Its secrecy thcro was
nothing lu It. .
Through tho room called tlio bridal
chamber, tliolady led tho party up tho nar
10W, Winding steps of tlio old tower. In
0110 of theso upjicr rooms n secret panel
was discovered, hidden by n falso door, but
still no plate nor treasure was found. Tho
cellar was next explored, and then tho sub
cellar. Mmo. do Montcalm explained to
thoso Present her theory of tho building.
"It lias always been tho rendezvous of
secret societies," sho said. "Thcro aro se
cret passages leading to and from this cel
lar. Thcro Is n council chamber under
neath It. Tho papers, plato and Jowelry
that were stolen from my husband wcro
nuiacu note. 110 was rounea uy icnow
members of a secret society,"
Two laborers wcro now called upon to
tnko up somo of tho stone slabs which
formed tho floor, and then considerable dig
ging was done, all leading to naught. Tho
lawyers advised tho abandonment ot tho
search, but tho advlco was not heeded.
Moro digging was done. From ono part ot
the cellar a tunnel, brick-walled, leads to
within twenty-five feet of tlio river. Tho
party next entered tho tunnel, sounding its
walls ns they went. A summer liouso from
which a stone stairway leads through sub
terranean way s to tho river was next ex
amined. Thcro was plenty of mystery,
but 110 monoy In all this.
Mmo. do Montcalm was scon at her homo
) cstcrday, Sho Is a dark French brunette,
about 45) cars old. Her husband died lost
February. Sho says her husband's father
left him a fortune ot 3,000,000 francs, but
that It was In trust with n man named
Vauostrock. Vauostrock and her husband
belonged to a secret society known as tho
Cosmopolitan Itcpubllcaii. Tho widow
claims that Vauostrock, who was to turn
tho inherited property over to thu Marquis
when tho latter should bo 40 years old,
never mado a settlement. Vauostrock died
beforo tho Marquis, and Madamo says that
his affairs were administered by tho society,
and that It kept her husband out ot his
rights. Sho sa)s 0110 ot tho last things ho
told her beforo lie died was that tho society
had stored tho things stolen irom mm in
tho "Old Castle" at llaveuswood.
DISTRICT GOVERNMENT NOTES.
Tho wliolcsnlo liquor license of William
Thompson, who docs business at Hillsdale,
has been rev oked.
Mr. Gcorgo V.. While, tho recently ap
pointed school trustee, was nt tho Distilct
buildings thl: morning.
IITI10 Commissioners havo received a letter
irom Messrs. Dwycr and Parker rcgardlug
tbo recent recommendations of Major Ray
mond that it was not tho duty of tho present
board to icmovo tho tracks 111 certain parts
of tho city. Thoy claim that It Is their
THE COURT RECORD.
F.quitv CotMST Justice Cox. Dulany
vs. Dulan); sale confirmed nW and causo
referred to auditor.
Chimin w. Coip.t Justice Bradley.
James Thomas, assaulting 1111 ofllccr; pica
not guilty. Win. Harris, Win. Winston
nnd Daniel Mumford, housebreaking; pleas
not guilty. Win. B. itllua "llrooky" Moore,
larceny; plea guilty of petit larceny entered;
sentence, lino $.0. John Butler, pcrjurv;
lenience, five )cara nt Albany. , Win. Jack
sou, forgeiy, personal recoguUaiicc.
CONDENSED TELEORAPH NEWS.
Cole man Gibson of I.npoitc, Ind., has
been sentenced to eight years for crlmlually
assaulting Mrs. L'ggcrt.
Nill Potter, aged 35, unmanlcd, com
mitted suicide nt Rutland, Vt., this morn
ing. Nocauo Is known, but tho man r us
intoxicated nt tho time.
Charles W. Waldron wus taken frc 1
Illllnlale, Mich., by tho sheriff to his
former homo 'lluusdav night, nnd madua
settlement with his wife.
Gtorgo Fletcher's cnttlc, near Dowlmj
ton, Mich., ns Ihoiesult of n peculiar dis
ease, show 1111 Inability to move, nud, it nn
"tempt is mado to forco them, pails ot
thu hluo and flesh slough off.
Coal mine opcretois met at Braldwood,
III., jestcrday and notified employes that
ptlees would bo icdiiccd from eighty to
Ecventvtwoccnts a ton for mining coal.
William Plum and a small son, aged 7,
wcro burning brush near Wheeling, W.
Vn., yesterday and 11 log l)ing on n steep
hillside fell nud tolled over tho llttlo boy,
flushing bis head and Killing him Instantly,
Tho father, In attempting to save liU son,
was fatally Injured.
Tlio Spirit of Coquetry.
Fdna had a little phi) mate, a fat, chubby
llttlo fellow iiomed .Muses. Ono day she
left her pli) things and went to Iter mat licrM
room, but soonietuiued with her new white
dress partly 011 and thf sash that was
pinned to It dragglug on f floor,
"Why, F.diu," exclaimed her inothor,
"what mischief aio you Into now?"
"Oh, iiuftlu, mamma; only Mosss tome
to sco mo and I fought I'd ilreii up."
"No, I didn't i omo to soo )ou, neither,"
said little Moses, drawing his sleeve, across
"Well, I don't taie. I looks pltty all do
same," said llttlo L'dna as sho flirted out of
the room, Iloiton Globe.
Tho Dltluicm-o In the (Jiiiillltciitloiu.
Sii!ida)-sclool teneUer "t'liUdicu. what
lctsoudo wo learn fiom th's veiic: 'Verily,
I say unto )ou. that 11 ileh man shall hardly
enter Into tho Kingdom of Heaven ' "
TiiUhful bov "Wo learn thrt ll'n going
to be a good deal hauler to gel Into hoavcii
than It h to get Into tho Unites States Sen
ata." Chicago Tiibuuc.
A company has been formed In Loudon
to 1. in tmall onc-hoiso omnibuses ou shoit
routes at halt-penny fetes, l.vcry second
omnibus will be 11 smoking car and will ha
titled with automatic delivery boui for tho
supply of clears and clguicttcs. These
smoking omnibuses will alno have racks ot
novvjpapcis for tho accommodation of the
A I.uigu Vev,
Tho fact is mado pub'lo that II M Fl iger
has presented Dr. George Shelton of New
York city with securities ot tho par value
of $.10,000, market value about t.S7,000. lu
consideration of h's faithfulness and sicil
lu attending tho case of Mr. 1'lagcr's
daughter, Mis. Benedict, who died on her
liusbaiid'a yacht 11IT Charleston n few days
ago, altera loi'g lllneis.
A $ri,5i)i) halo.
C Italics Farley has sold to John S. Jenks
of rhlladelphla ten lots, beginning rt tho
comer of Nineteenth and 8 stucts nud lim
ning; tluougli to Oregon avenue, for$!'J,.'iUJ.
Ficderlelc D. Ilrlsuttvooil nud Mary R.
ALUMNI IN COUNCIL.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TO BE
Old nud Von nrc Grnduntcs r tho U11I.
vernlty of Virginia In Ilctinlmi nt
tho National Mtnolllu l'rof. l'outiilno
Talks 1111 Hour.
Tlicic wcro two sharply defined types
representing two epochs lu tho history' of
the South, notlccablo at tho University of
Virginia Alumni meeting nt tho Nntlona
Museum this morning. livery one of tho
hundred or nioro peqplo present belonged
to cither ono or Tlio other of thoclnses.
Tho great majority of them wcro Southern
ers and were cither easy-going, digni
fied, mellowed gentlemen of thn
old school, with tho atmosplicro ot
ante-bellum times Impressed upon them or
belonged to tho energetic, quick-witted,
younger generation which has been edu
cated in tho past twenty years. As thoy
stood talking together tho characteristics
of tho pcoplo of tho two periods wcro
striking. The meeting was to havo been
called to order at 10 o'clock, but It was
considerably after 11 when Chairman Lclgb
It. Watts of Portsmouth and n member of
tho board of visitors rapped 011 his desk. In
a few brief sentences ho stated tho object
of tho meeting, saving It was simply n con
tinuation of that held last evening at thu
resilience of Professor W. D. Cabell. Tho
design Is to form a national nsoclatlon ot
alumni of tho University of Vnglnla. Ho
then Introduced Professor William M.
Fontaine, tho chairman ot the Faculty.
Profesfor Fontnlno spoke for nn hour, and
contrasted tho present position ot tho Uni
versity with what It was fifty years ago.
Ho spoko of 11 number of new
departments that are now under
advisement, and said that never
since it was founded had it been lu such
good condition. Ho told tho alumni what
they might do for the old alma mater If
they would, and spoke nt length and In n
cordial spirit upon tho character of Thomas
Jefferson, tho founder ot tho Institution.
In n pastlug allusion to the inco problem In
1110 couth no sain mat education was tno ouiy
way lu which It could bo solved.
Hon. William L. Wilson of West Vir
ginia was tho next speaker. Ho said he
could hardly call himself an alumnus of
tho Institution, as ho was, nfler a few
months' of study there, called off to the
war. He spoke, however, of thu pleasant
memories ho had of tho place and how
much ho would Uko to sec It becomo mora
A reunion of tho visiting and resident
nlumnl was held nt Professor Cabell's resi
dence last evening.
THE WASHINGTON CENTENNIAL.
Tree Seats for IVoineii 11 nil Clilldrou tu
tho Number or tt.noo.
New Yoiik, April 7. Tho Centennial
Committee to-day notified -Major Grant
that 3,500 frco scats would bo given to
women and children lu Union Square
Admiral Jouctt has agreed to tho plans
mado by tho committee on arrangements
for the naval parade.
Chairman Gerry feels confident that
tho great celebration will bo begun
smoothly 011 Monday nnd bo
carried out through Wednesday in a man
ner not only worthy of tho anniversary,
but ot tho committee; and tho belief lu the
latter consummation give tho committee
All details arc complete, uuarrols havo
been mado up and ovcry Is propitious but
A 1'orgor Who Ilml ItlunnviMl to ItnUo
Nearly Half 11 Million.
Ni.vv BiiiT.uv, G'OMf., April 37. Charles
F. WoodrufT,whowas on Thursday uricsted
for forgery, was yesterday seut to Jail In
dc fault of $13,000 ball. It now appeals
that during tho past six years ho has forged
notes to tho amount of $."00,000. Of this
amount ho has managed, without being
discovered, to mako good nil but the $11,
000 for which ho Is now under an est. Ho
was llrst suspected whllo attempting to
uegollato n noto for $500 Indorsed with tho
name of F. Woodruff, suspicion being
nrousid only from tho fact that It vvns
know 11 that .Mr. F. Woodruff had not beeu
lu this vicinity for several mouths. Huvvus
then confronted w Ith numerous other forged
notes nnd finally confessed his guilt. His
skill with tho pen Is said to be marvelous.
Tbo Amnrlt-nn Coiniiilssliiii to tbo Iter
lln Conference Cull on lllsiunrek,
Dit.i.iv, April 37. Messrs. Kasson,
Phelps and Bates, tho American Commis
sioners to the Samoin Conference, to bo
held hero nevt week, called this afternoon
at 3.30 o'clock upon Prince Bismarck. Tho
cull was niciely n social one, nud the dele
gates wcro received very cordially by tho
The ..Standard" Agiiln on
Di-s Moinhs, Iovv.v, Apiil37,
of tho Des Moines Street Hallway Com
pany's Hues lo a Cincinnati syndicate was
announced )cstctday. Tho principal pui
ehiiEcr Is Gcorgo 11. Kcrpcr, w ho Is at tho
bead of ouo of tho c.ibio roads ot Cincin
nati. It Is utidcistood that thosvudlcato
that takes tho road Is composed of Standard
oil people, who aro largely Interested in
street inllnajs In several cities. Tho ro. d
at pnscut has tho latgest mllcago In Des
Moines, but Is a hone rudioad. Tno now
pmchaicrs will turn It Into n cablo or electric-
I'liiurat of .lob 11 S. I'luili.
Mr. John S. Finch, who had been ljlng
critically ill at his icsldcnco for tlio past
seven weeks, died hist Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Finch had been a life-long resident nnd
wus 11 prominent member ot tho Knights ot
Fjthlns ami of Centennial Council, No. 5,
Sous of Jonadab. The funeral will tuko
placo tu-morion at 3 o'clock p. 111.
Nearly 11 Ton ot l'litviler llTiilniled.
Nnv Hivtn, Conn., April 37. Last
night tho magazine of UcaWy & Co.'s
quarry at Ltcl's Island vvns set ou Are bv
tome pcrton w,lh malicious Intent, nud
neatly ouo ton uf powder was exploded.
The shock vvns felt for twenty miles lu
every direction, and tho glass lu thirty
house ) lu thouclghboihooil wassblvcrc 1 by
tho concussion, Lois about $1,0311.
I'or the Cliiiniploiihlilp of Michigan.
Git ind It ii-iiis, Mich., Apill 37. Gcorgo
Slddous and Gcorgo Lnvltto fought flftv-llvo
1 minds )istculay moitilng for the cham
pionship of Michigan and 11 piuso ot $1,000.
Tho light, which lasted from 1:30 until .1
o'clock, was declared a draw. Both liicn
wcic severely punished.
I.culc In tliu llrle Ciittii.
lloc111.STi.11, N. Y., April 37. A" smalt
leak Is repoited lu tbo F.1I0 Canal at Cul
vcit No. 1, ou the Western Division. It Is
at the Jiiuitlonot Wain nnd bencen Coun
ties, in tbo Montezuma Sw amp. Fugluccr
lllsgood has gone to the scene.
London' Now I'enii' I'upur.
I.onpon, April 37. A new Radical Sun
day penny paper, called tho Aim, will
shortly be published in London, it will
enmewhnt icscmblo thu 1'iilt Mull l!a:tttt In
fUc.mid will bo devoted to polities, llu nice,
tpotU, and thu drama.
A Vlllago In Uieltomnnt.
Al iiion. N. Y., April 37. This village U
wild with excitement over tho murtlor of
his wlfo by William H. Wlnllng Inst night
Whaling went homo hist night and during
nqiianel with his wlfu attached In rand
cut her tliio.it.
vTlll Unite With American Publishers.
P.vms, April 31. It Is repoited tlntso
elitlcshavobccn formed lu l'rurce for tlio
purpose ot uniting linneo nud the I ulted
fctntis more closely nud with 11 Mow ot
nmendlug Amcilcau cop)rl"bt laws.
Baptism Sunday nl (lit nt Second Bap
tist Ohm cb, L He Bweui, pastor,
A DUCKEYE BOMBSHELL.
i:-ltcprc.cnlatlio l'oran tllmrgns 1111
Cl.nvni.AM), April 37. Fx-Uongrossman
M, A. Forau, who has been nccuscd by tho
Democrats of tho Tncnty-flrst Congres
sional District of Ohio with having offered
to tell his services to the Rcpubll
can National Committee last fall,
publishes n long letter this morning, In
which ho charges that F,. M. Hclsley, chair
man of Iho Young Men's Democratic Club
of Cleveland, tried to flx up n deal whereby
Fornn wns to stump Hew York for Harri
son, receiving for his services $33,000 or
"I know absolutely nothing of this dcnl,"
Forau ia)s, "until September 3(1, when
Hclsley called upon 1110 In Washington nnd
sold that ho vvns authorized to oiler 1110
$20,000 If I would agree to mako speeches
for Mr. Harrison. I emphatically
told Mr. Hclsley that tho proposition
could not Lo considered, ns I hud already
refused overtures to go into tho Itcpubllcaii
camp. Hclsley wns very persistent, how
ever, nnd went to Now York nftcr ho had
ficcu mo to try nnd havo tho amount ralsod
to $40,000. I afterward received letters
and telegrams from Helslcy, In which he
admits having tried to conduct this dcnl,
and will produco them when tho proper
IIclslc),vvlio Is one of tho most prominent
Democrats In Northern Ohio, vehemently
denies tho truth of Forau's assertions, and
tbo latter vows that ho will produco tho
correspondence that passed between them.
Tho cx-Congiessman nnkes ugly charges
against several other prominent local Dem
ocrats. There Is great oxcltemcnt In Clove
land political circles, nnd Important de
velopments aro looked for.
DRIFTING TOWARD HOME RULE.
A Clmngo Oliservnblo lu tlio Intelli
gent hviitlniunt of Loudon.
London, April 37. A healthy sign of tho
times which shows how far tho Intelligent
feeling of London has drifted towards Irish
Homo Rule lately, and especially since the
vindication ot Mr. Pariicll Is the agitation
that Is coin" on at present at the London
University. Somo 603 graduates of this
former Unionist st-oughold havo druvvu tip
a formal protcvt against tho action ot Sir
John Lubbock, who represents tlio Uul
vcrslty lu Parliament, lu giving his con
I nueu support to tho Government. Tho
protest Is a v Igorous 0110, and denounces tho
Government for breaking their pledges re
garding Ireland, and declaring In favor ot
relief for tho Irish. At n Acutluz held re
ccutly Sir John Lubbock met his criticise
and explained thu ground on which ho
Hood, und his reasons for supporting tho
Government. Ills conslllucnts, how over,
aro by 110 means satisfied, and will proceed
with tho protest, w hlclt will probably remit
lu Sir John's resignation of Ids scat. This
will leave tho field open for a Homo Ruler
towalk In. end doubtless tho Gladstonlait).
L who havo their eyo ou tho scat, will make
a siieccssiiii cuori to gain 11.
Whlto Caps Near Cincinnati Chastise
11 llrutnl lluHlinnd.
Cincinnati, April 37. Whlto Caps chas
tisid a man within a mllo of Cincinnati last
night in n llilekly-scttlcd suburb. Frank
Gchrllnc, 48 years of age, lives at lllvcrslde,
nun nas ircqucnuy quarrcicu wmi uis who,
nnd lcccntlyhlt her w Ith n pall, Sho has
Icon supporting blm whllo ho spent his
tlmo In saloons. Ho has had several White
Cap warnings. About 8 o'clock, as Gehr
lluowaslii n saloon drinking, a boy entered,
nud told hint somo ono wanted to speak to
him outside. Gchrllne, suspecting nothing,
went to tho door. Ho had hardly reached
It, however, when ho was seized by a mob
of husked men. They tied hlintoatiec,
nud belabored blm most unmercifully for
half an hour. Screams attracted a great
crowd of men nnd women, who looked ou
without intcrfcicneo. When Mulshed, the
W blto Caps dispersed toward tho rlv er.
THE CENTENNIAL QUADRILLE.
1. 1st or T.udli-H Sidceti'il to Daueo In
tlio llrst Set,
Nr.vv Yontc, Apill 37. Iho list of ladles
who bavo been selected to dance In tho
quadrille ot honor at thu centennial Inau
gural ball has beeu again icvlsed. Tho
follow lug is now given out by Manager
Stanton us the ofllclul list:
Mi 8. W. Astor,
Mis. S. V. 11. Ciuger,
Mis. F.. F. Joins,
Mrs. A. S. Webb,
Mis. Levi P. Moiton,
Mis. A. Grace-King,
Mrs. F. Depc)slcr,
Miss C. Livingston,
Mrs. A. N. Morris,
Mrs. W. 11. Cutting,
Mrs. V.. Cooper,
Mrs. It. F. Wclr,
Mrs. F. T. Gerry,
Miss L. Leo Schuyler.
Iliinliiiiglsiu l'nllH I'lat.
LoNnoN. April 37, Boulanglsm in Lon
don has fallen lint, and even Lord Randolph
Clitiicblll's Inlliictieonnd attention can not
lift him Into British favor, especially as
Henri liochefoit, who is coidlalf) despised
by the Fugllsh, Is with blm.
AT THE HOTELS.
Cms. V. JIil'ic of Delaware IsntCltnm
tcilluV. A. C. Gi'iimii. and Albert Blown, New
Yotk, uiu ut vVilckir'n.
.1. II. Mow att, Huston, and M, W. Dodge,
Allmti) , etu nt the ltnudnll.
JI11. and Mrs. II. S. Wniinnrrr of Ihook
l)it, N. V b.ivoap.iriineutiitro ut tlioArno.
VV. II, miitii, Vunei'. N. C, nnd L'laieneo
Mathews, Maysvlllo, Ky. ntu ut thu American
W. .1. IlirwriN nnd vvlfcChlcaso: A.Manrue,
New York, und l.dwurd Dudley, New Jersey,
nro nt the Noimaudle.
(1. W. HrNTov ANti 11 r, .let sey City, N. J,:
(I. A. Allen, 1:1 li, I'u : William rullerion nnd
.1. bpler, NeivViik! Jlr. Francis A. Iiewson,
Huston, nnd Z. IMily. Detiolt, nro at tlio M.
John . I OunLiiT, Blmwood.N. G's llusell
lliirni s, hlmlta. N. V.; b. A. Iloekwi II nnd S.
N. lltiRKlvi, N.ow Yerk, mo ut tho Howard
Hit. ami Jim. 1.W. CiKNiiMVN, Toronto,
Ciiiiiida;.!. 1 . Powell. North Carolina; John
i'. llaskill nnd Julius Wiley, South I'nrollun;
Fl lis Ituthsi hlld nnd wlfo. Clilencu, nnd J . 1'.
Dczell, Now York, nro nt the Metiopolitnu.
.1.11. Dlvai. Wheeling, W. Va.s (leoreoN.
llnitmunii nnd I lljdo, Now York; Fred. v.
C'niup nud wife, Iloiton; (lioigu W . MeCon
uell, Angola, Ind.; 1 ted. VV. llunlcli", Ihook'
lvn. 11 J. Hell, Philadelphia, mu nt tlio Nu-
Colon u MnniAN How, tho eenlnl andae
coininiHtntln't eletk of tho l'.lililtt. b.is re
turned from bis tl lp to tbo mountains of Vir
clnl.i.crcntly limnovcil In health. C'uloucl
Boss denies that It wus 11 bridal trip.
T W- Kivi and Air. nnd Mm. A. B. Hall,
l'o ton: VV. II. W'nodvvuid and Hiss II At
nrtt. I'lilhidclplil.t-.W. .l.'lhompEon, t'ulumot
Plantation, 1.11.; Mis, 1' Lacoy, Brooklyn, nnd
in. nnd His. P. W. L'luipln, NovvYork.uro
Diiiililllonteeon, Knnsns City; Charles P.
hti-el, Philadelphia; W. K I'liitfierntid 11. N.
Iilff, Indiana; Hems V,'. Ktlbniirnu mid wife,
Boston; VV. .1. lluueuik, New Yotk, uio nt the
Hon. Mil, Low. lliooklvn-.Mr. anil Mu. It M.
Pace, l'lilluilelnhla. 1'
w. l.lll". iiiiimioie,
mid iH'tosi-oi llaipcr
l'b. 11., Now Haven,
me ui vvoiimcjs.
John W MiNnvv, Chicago; Mr, and Mis.
'. S. Othoin, Philadelphia; Anson I.uv.lx,
Nevvurk.N. J.illnn'lltim Itovvnn, son of Ad
liiluil Itovvnn, W oit I'olntiV.T. Mi tilll)ciuldy,
Dakota; 11 I . t'limp, Kiiox IHo, Tctiu.: vv liber
1". Prouder und wife, Kentucky, nud H. t.
I'lnltteiiduii and wlfu, St. Paul, ale ut the
I 11. V.. Hatuhonk of Hamilton, O., tho newly.
11 pi ohded Inspector of Uiu I'txtollleo llep..il
I !iic!it,utco!ituuilod by his wife, nnd lion. .1.
N. Huston, thu Tiousuicr of the Uiiltnl
I btntis, tire ut tbo Kbbltt.
I ,I,W Hi-oaks, Moleno.Gn ; P. I.. 'Nuuneroy,
1 Plltsbnik' louls Hansom and 1 T I'liuulef,
tuiv nrluins, and t'liarle II lluneau, Phllti
delplila, me tit thu Harris House
J fl (iiiitoiii Oinnha.Ncli j ncd II Dale
1 nud Join Mai'iiuie, New Vak 1. 1 lliovvu
' nnd wife, lltlriiKD, Hon Benton MeMIPIn,
1 nrtbapi, Ti'tiit . J II. liuiuil, 111, M. 1).
Juliu-oii and wlfo, ht Find und II It Hter
mutt, W titeiloo, Iowa, niu ut Willard'k,
OKLAHOMA IN A BROIL.
BOOMERS SETTLING ON THE CHER
I.CHllliiintr Settlers Demand Claims
Mailed llcforn thn Territory
Opened ho Forfeited Trouble! About
Gnrnmn, vtv Am; ins in Cur, April 37.
Niedles nrd Jones, tho two 111 irshals who
hold nut horlt), have left Gu'lflc. C0111
mlss'niicr Stockslnger's declaration that ho
would forfeit tho claims of a'l United States
(tnplo)cs Is legarded with suspicion, ns It
Is now generally understood thatllto depu
ties wero not sworn In and tlio other hired
gobblers nre not. technically, lu thu Federal
km Ice. It Is demanded that the Govern
ment dcclaro n forfeiture of tho claims of
nil person". Iircspccttvo ot employment",
wlo wcro 111 the Oklahoma tract beforo
Settling upon tho Chcrokeo strip progress
es tu Increasing volunio.
Many cuinps aro vh. bio from tho railroad,
und boomers at the stnllons declato that tb
Is their purposu to squat there. It is re
poucd that plowing und plant'ng is well
under way nt numerous points. 1 lie I roups
"have not vet moved. Captnlu Jnck Hnycs
reached Poncn cstcrday, and ha 1 scut out
couriers lo glvotho squatters thrco days
notice to milt the stiip. Hols much beloved
by tho settlers for tho Inexhaustible, kind
ness ho has shown thctn lu the march down,
nud tbo practical help ho gave them. Ho
Is tho man ot all men to peacefully scltlo
the Impending controversy If it can be set
tled. SETTLERS IN A PANIC.
AH aid That Hmullpnx Will llroak
Out In (lutlirlu.
Chicago, April 37. A Tribune special
from Arkansas City, Kansas, says ; A man
named Kllsworth was taken down yester
day with smallpox. Thu phulclun In atten
dance snvs there Is no doubt ot Its licinp:
smallpox, and refuses to allow tho mother
nnd wlfo of tho sick man to sco lilm for
fear of spreading tho contagion. The man
had been feeling badly for a vv eck past.
Ho went with tho crowd ot boomers to
Guthrie last Monday, and Tuesday whllo
coming iiown with 1110 lover incident to
this disease, stood for hours in lino at tho
postolllce at O uthrlo tr) Ing to get his mall.
From thcro ho went to Oklahoma City,
from which placo ho returned hero Wednes
day morning and took to his bed, where ho
has been growing worso ever since. Tho
Inhabitants of Guthrlo and Oklahoma City
arc almost in n state of panic, fearing that
tho seourgo may break out In their midst.
An epidemic of such a kind might depopu
late either placo and terrify the rcsldouts of
nearly every tow n In this Western country.
A terrible wind storm yesterday afternoon
prostrated almost every tent lu Guthrie,
and many ot thu Inhabitants havo to sleep
In tho open nlr.
Provisions nro growing scarcer in tho
tented towns. Huudicds of cars are de
layed on tho fide-tracks by the two recent
wrecks on the Santa Fo between Guthrlo
nnd Edmund, where the Chicago colony Is
located. Tho numerous reports ot inur
dirous affrays ou account of claim-Jumping;
aro generally discredited here.
Nothing 8ocn nl tliu Missing r.lglitslillt.
Nouroi.K, Va., April 37. Captain Silly
ot the British steamship Moranga, from
New York to Norfolk, arrived hero )cstcr
day and reports having passed tho location
of the water quarter shoal light-ship, ami
seeing no slsrusof the vessel, but saw two
masts painted n dull reddish brown, Just
abovo tho water. Captain Kelly of the Old
Dominion steamship (iuyandotte, which ar
rived hero Inst night, nlso reports having
seen nothing ot tho lightship. Tho Im
pression prevails hero that sho has been
suuk by collision.
Good 'Words 1'roni ltrlton.
London, April 37. Nearly nil tho Lon
don newspapers contain f av orablo article
concerning tho approaching American Cen
tennial of Washington's Inauguration.
Most of tho articles are noticeable for their
few errors regarding American Institutions,
and nearly all contrast tho early llcpubllc
with tho present and comment nt length
upou Its w onderful progress.
In Mr. Cleveland's Honor.
Nr.vv Yomc, Apill 37. Joseph H. Choato
gnvo a dinner to cx-1'rcsldent 11 rover Cleve
land at tho Union League Club last ovcnlug.
Among the guests beside 1 bo ex-President
were: 8enator livarts, Warner Miller,
Chaunccy M. Depow, General Brlstow,
General Wnger Swnvuc, Sidney Dillon,
Judge Horaco llussell, jind cx-Oovoruor
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Tlio New York Stock Market.
Tho lollowmg are tho prices of tho New
York and Chicago markets as reported by
special wlro to C. T. Haveuner i Co., 031
F street northwest:
1). L. it W..
li'J tlNoithvvcst. 1001 100?
o:,oiuaha kw fl
pfd.. UJ 0.1
Del. & Hud.
L. ,t N
N. Y. Ccn...
Sill II. AW. l't.l
IMl'J do. pfd...
(181 St. Paul
10.1 J Tox. Pac ...
1SJ Union Pac.
711 'W. Union..
I07C Am. Cots'd
01 j Chi., B A Oj
The Uhlengo .Market.
Open. Close ' 'Opcn.lClose.
WHEAT. I 1'OHK. (
Mav SI 81 May llC7Jtl7i
Jure... kOl hlj June ... 11 U7J 11 07.
July 7.'J 701 Inly .... 13 80 11 bO
CCIIIN. t 1111),
May 83 331 . May 0 00 0 85
June Ml Ul Juno.... tl Ml 0 871
July 34J C48 iJulv .... 0 01 0 031
May.... Sit 8U
June.... 213 '-"J
Jul) 231 33
Washington Stock l'.xchunge.
Miscellaneous Bonds W. A G. It. R.
Co., 107; Masonic Hull As'n, 107; Wash.
Mail.ct Co,, 110; Wah. Light Infantry, 1st,
1C3; Wash. Light Infantry, 3d, 02: Wash.
Gaslight Co., 1213; Wash. Gas Scrip. 1311.
National Bank Stocks Bank of Wash.,
3.10; Bank ot lieptibllc, 185; Metropolitan,
235, Central, 310; Second, 1513: Farmers'
and .Mecliaulcs'.lOSI; Citizens', 135: Colum
linllroad Stocks Washington A George
town, 210; Metiopolitnu, 10b; Columbia, 110;
Cap. A North O st., S'.U.
InsurancoStoeks Firemen's, 10; Frank
lin, 42; Metropolitan, 75; National Union,
10"; Arlington, 173; Corcoran. t.3; Columbia
14; (Icrniaii-Amcrlcau, 175; Potomac, SO;
Gas and F.lcclrlo Light Stocks Well
ington Gas, US; Georgetown Gas, 41; 17.
C. I.ICCUIC l.lgUlli'J.
Telephone blocks Chesapeake A Poto
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Mar
ket Co., 101; Washington Brlclc Machine:
Co., 355: National Press Bilck Co., ;
Gicat Falls Ico Co., 150; Bull Hun Pano
rama Co., 33; Heal Estato Titlo lusuranea
Co., 110!; National Sate Deposit Co., 210;
American Grapbophono Co., j Columbia
Titlo Iuiurance Company, 51.
City Hull Notes.
The will of John Fitzgerald, filed to-ilay,
leav cs his propeity to his wife.
'1 ho Potomac Steam Bund Diedglug ami
Compounding Company filed a ccititleate,
ot Incorporation to-day.
P.aln, followed to night by dealing, tiav
decided change lu temperature, uortUvveiU