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THE WASHINGTON CRITIC
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And drrnry in tlio day,
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Makes tlmo still pns mi ay.
21ST YEAR-N0- 6,481.
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 13, 1889.
P11I0E TWO GENTS
A-QUESTION OF CLERKS.
THE NEW EMPLOYES OF THE CEN
Will They llo Corlllleil Hy tlio Civil
."jet vlco Commission or Will They llo
Appointed Independently of Tluit
llody? Wlmt Socretiii-y Noblo Hnys.
"Don't know what may lio lUnc," said
Secretary of tlio Interior Noble this morn
lug, speaking ot Iho Civil Scrvlco lteform
t osslbllltlcs of tlio Census Onice, 'Shut 1
liiivo been making niiotutmchts In tlio
Census Onlco right niong without paying
ny attention to the Civil Scrvlco Commis
sion." "Will you keep on making appoint
ments thai way f"
"I don't know whether I will or not.
Msjbol will audmajbol won't I don't
know anything about what maybodono
until It Is done." And thcro was a tnno ot
Inltatlon In tho Secretary's olco as If tlio
pioblem was ono that troubled him. Of
courso nobody doubts that tho Secretary Is
naturally loath to sco tlio considerable
tmtronagoottlio Census Ofllcu swallowed
up lu tho Civil Borvlco Commission.
Tho Secretary also said that ho had not
referred tlio matter to tho President, nud
that It tho President had mado up bis mind
whether tho Census Ofllco appolntmonts
should or should not bo In accord with
civil Bcrvlco rules ho didn't know any
thing about It.
It Is scarcely to bo expected that tho Sec
ictary or Census Superintendent Porter
wouiu go to mucn irouuio to sur tuo mat
ter up, nnd unless tho Clll Scrvlco Com
mission docs there probably will bo noth
ing dono about tho matter. Secretary
Koblo and Superintendent Porter will go
right on appointing their friends and their
friends' friends Just as It thcto wns no such
n thing as n Civil Scrvlco Commission.
Hut In caso this Commission thinks that
tho Census Ofllco comes within tho scope
ot tho Civil Scrvlco law they will com
munlcato their Ideas to tho President, und
ho will say how tho appointments shall bo
Commissioner Lyman, who until two or
threo days ago eomprlscd tho Civil Scrvlco
Commission, says that tlio Civil Scrvlco
Commission has not yet takcu nny ac
tion, and ho don't know how soon It will.
"Tho Commission will cousldcr tho Census
Office, of course," says Commissioner Ly
man. "Immediately? Well, I can't say
ns to that. Tlioro aro a great many other
Important thlngj that tho public don't
know anything nbout for tho Commission
to consider before It docs anything about
"Havo you enough cllglblcs on your
books to supply tho Census Ofllco with
clerks In caso tho Commission should ho
called on to do so?"
"Thero would bo no difficulty on that
score. If wo announce In tho papers that
Ihciols going to boon oxamlnatlon, thcro
aro alwn) s plenty of applicants. Tho Com
mission will meet to-day, but nothing will
lm dono about tlm Census Ofllco matter.
Thcro aro too many other things that will
cngago tho Commission's nttention. I
cannot autlclpato the Commission's action
In tho matter."
Secretary Doylo of tho Civil Scrvlco Com
"Enough? Why, wo could get enough
clerks from a slnglo Stato to supply tho
cntlro need of tho CcnsusOillco. All wolmvo
to do Is to announce through tho press,
associations that thero will bo aclvll-scrvlco
examination at a certain tlmo and place,
and wo bavo any number of applicants. If
It Is decided that tho Census Ofllco Is within
tho operations of the- clvil-servlco law tho
clerkships will bo filled Just as Depart
mental positions aro, by tho certification of
tho threo applicants on tho list of olletblcs
who mado tho highest averages lu their ex-
wanted will bo selected. This will bo ro-.
pcated until tho positions aro nu mica.
Thcro Is not the slightest doubt about tho
Civil Scrvlco Commission's ability to fur
nish all tho clerks needed. Why, I would
venturo to say that in ono singio csiato incro
aro applicants enough to" supply all tho
Government Departments with clerks.
Tho difficulty Is that thcro aro too
many rather than not enough
applicants. Tho number of cllglblcs on
our books Is constantly fluctuating, so that
It Is not posslblo to tell how many thcro aro
at any time. Now names aro constantly
added as examinations aro bold, und then
after au applicant's namo has been on thu
list of cllglblcs for a year It Is taken oir, so
tho number Is constantly changing. If tho
President decides that tho Consus Ofllco
comes within tho provisions of tho civil
scrvlco law clerks will bo appointed In
other departments lu accordanco with tho
apportionment of States. Thcro will not,
I think, bo any number of Census Ofllco
positions outsfdo tho classified scrv ice. Thcro
may bo a few statisticians and mathemati
cians needed, but for tho most part tho
clerks will bo type-writers, stenographers
and book-keepers, nnd tho qualifications
wanted will bo just tho samo ns thoso of
clerks In tho ordinary Departmental service,
and tho method of appointment to tho
Census Ofllcc, If It Is decided to bo within
tho scopo of tho Civil Scrvlco Commission.
"Yes, a great many appointments nro
being mado to tho Hallway Mall Service,
but tlioy nro scparato from tho other busi
ness of the commission, and aro mado after
a special examination, so that this doos not
afTcct tho number of applicants wo bavo
who nro cleglhlo tocUrkshlps. As I under
stand it tho Census Ofllco will not need n
largo number of clerks to bo appointed at
ono time, nnd tho commission would not
havo the slightest dllllculty In certifying to
It all tho clerks It needed as fast as ncccs-
As Secretary Noblo said, ho has been ap
pointing pcoplo to tho Census Ofllco pay
ing no uttontlon to the Civil Scrvlco Com
mission. Ho has, besido tho several chiefs,
appointed threo or four clerks, a messengo
or so and tho heads of n couple of
bureaus up to to-day. It Is iptlto
ltkelv that a larco number moro clorks will
bo appointed beforo the Civil Scrvlco Com-
mission has tlmo to capturo tho ofllcoj. oven
If It decides that It Is In its reach. Tho
Commission, though, has not yet had much
moro than tlmo to meet, say nothing ot
consjdorlng a matter that will affect so
Tho Census Ofllco already prosents a busy
nppcaianco. It Is In tho fourth Moor ot tho
Atlantic Ilulldlug on V street, and there are
couplo of typn-wrltcrs going noisily and a
colored messenger at tho door to Superin
tendent Porter's looms. .Mr. Porter Is
nwayonsomo business connected with tho
census work and will bo gono two or threo
days. When ho comes luck theio may lie
n new turn given to tho complication by
the appointment of a number of more em
ployes to tho Census Ofllco.
Secretary Noblo Is maklug his appoint
ments on tlio strength ot an opinion by tho
Assistant Attoruey-deucral of his Depart,
incut, which was made public last week
nnd was to tho clfcct that tho Census Of
llco was without tho palaot tho Civil Sor
Ice Commission, according to tho wording
ot tho census net. Until this decision Is
overthrown hv tho President it mav bo ro-
guided as authoiltntlvo,and peoplothiougli
out tlio States whohavu passed civil ser
vice examinations and hoped tu bo appoint
ed to Census Ollleo positions on tlio
btiength of that may ns w ell put their hope
lu their pockets. If thoilvil seivlco rules
me not decided hv tho President to apply
to tho Census Office, appointments tu It
will bo made, ns thoso to tho llovcriimcut
Pilutlng Ofllco ale, us n result of Influence.
Ten jeais ago a great many District poo.
plewero given census clerkships und, us
(lie positions nro uot peimaiient, Wnshlng
toulaus had como to regard them as some
thing they could havo to themselves with
out liuvlng to muka way for people from
tho States who had votes. Tho work of
previous censuses was to n very great ox
tent dono by people who lived In Washing
ton, uud as tho woik did not last long
enough ro make It worth peoplo's whllo to
como hero from tho States for the positions
ashlugtoulaus had como to reguiil the
nnsltlons as theirs. Hut If the Census Of
llco Is btought under tho civil scrvlco rules
nil this will bo chanced. 'Iho annolntments
LxStUI ho apportioned among the various
Instead of gelling the lion's tharo ot tho
Census Ofllco clerkships tho District of Col
umbia will get but ft very smalt share.
WHAT THE, PEOPLE SAY.
John V. llartlett, the superintendent of
tho (Ircnt Palls Ice Co. : "Sixty thousand
tons ot Ico nro worth to-day one hundred
nnd twenty thousand dollars In the ware
houses on tlio Kennebec ltivcr."
John T. Doyle, secretary ot tho Civil
Scrvlco Commission: "Wo nro right busy
to-dny as usual on .Monday! over six hun
dred and eighty letters to answer. Wo
usually havo about seven hundred on .Mon
days, owing to the Intervention of Sunday."
Lieutenant .itniit: "I fall to seonny Justl
flcatlou ot tho stories about tho police re
cclvlng money for not prosecuting cases
where liquor is sold without ft license In ft
certain section of tho city. Tho law revok
ing tho llcenso was only passed last year,
and we have been as nctivo In tho prosecu
tions ns could havo been expected under
(tcorpe C. Xolte, manager of Boitvc,
Crawford A Co.'s shoo houso: "Advertising
will tell. I will bet that wo sold as many,
If not more, men's shoes on Saturday than
all tho shoo dealers In Washington. Wo
havo four clerks with mvsclf, and each ono
of us had to wait on four and flvo custom
ers at n time."
J. ft Tmjhr. 03"! "Tlio burial ceremony
of tho Knights Kndosh that was gone
through nt the Scottish Itlto Cathedral, nt
midnight Saturday night, has novor beforo
been seen In Washington nud but threo
times beforo In America. Tho'ccremony
was over tlm remains ot uiwaru iritzKic,
nnd a grandly Imprssclvo one."
LATE DEPARTMENT HEWS.
Asked to Ileslgn.
Twenty members ot the Inst fourth class
nt tho Nuval Academy who failed to pass
the semi-annual examination, which was
held lost February, havo been requested to
resign. Attcrtho examination theso cadets
wcro allowed to continue ns members ot tho
fourth class, but wcro subsequently allowed
leave of absence until tho legality of this
proccduro could bo ascertained. Tho At-toruey-tleneral,
to whom tho matter was
referred, decided that they could not bo ro
talncd at the academy, and their resigna
tions wcro accordingly called for.
Hearings ut the Treasury.
A healing will bo given nt tho Treasury
Department to-morrow to parties Interested
lu having tho present rato ot duty on ma
hogany logs changed.
On Wednesday tho lead oro operators of
tho country will bo given a chnnco to nlr
their grievances. They claim that mixtures
of lead and silver ore, where, tho former
predominated, arc admitted free ot duty ns
sliver ore, and they want tho matter reme
died. Tlio Twiggs Sword t'mo.
Tho Court ot Claims to-day decided tho
J wiggs sworu caso in invor oi jiycrs, me
executor of General Twiggs' estate, and
against Mrs. Rnwcna Gucdciln. Tho Court
held that tho transmission ot tho swords to
Mrs. Guedelln, when General Twiggs left
New Orleans, was merely In tho naturo ot n
temporary doposlt ana not n gift. The
threo swords nro now at the Bureau ot En
graving and Printing.
Mnrylnnil nnd Virginia rostiunstorii,
Maryland Clear Spring, William E.
Loose, vlco L. Pctcrman, icmovedi Frlcuds
vlllo, L. E. Friend, vlco W. L. Caddlugton,
removed; Fuukstown, Jacob Bow mau, vlco
William T. Carty. removed; Lowlstou, A.
P. Cracmcr, vlco P. T. Waltman, removed.
Virginia llolllus, A. V. Camper, vlco II,
M. Power, removed; IlerryV, Sarah C.
Iloyston, vlco J. M. Symons, deceased.
Trensuror Huston Tnlcos tho Oath.
Mr, Huston assumed tho duties of Treas
urer ot tho United States this morning. 1 lo
took tho oath of ofllco on Saturday. Tho
count of tons of silver In tlio vaults began
soon after Mr. Huston bcciuno Treasurer.
Kx-Trcnsurcr Hyatt Is In Now York set
tling tho accounts ot tho lato Judge Me
dio, who died whllo holding tho ofllco of
Assistant, ercasurcr lucre. .Mr. uyau re
turns to Washington to-morrow.
Pnymnstor Smith's Almonte
A court of Inquiry has been ordered to
meet nt tho New ork Yard on tho 14th
Instant to Inquire Into tho circumstances
connected with his nbsenco without leave
of Passed Assistant Paymaster II. It.
Smith. Tlio ofllcers of tlio court nro Cap
tain Henry Erben, Pn)mastcr Edw. Putan
nnd Lieutenant John A. Nlckelsr Judge
advocnte, Captain George C. Uccd, U. S,
In tlio Court of Claims.
Tho Court of Claims to-day dismissed tho
claim ot Klnknld A Sussmau for compensa
tion for certain property confiscated by tho
Govci nmeut In Alaska. Tho pctttlou nt
Pay Inspector Charles A. Davis, who
claimed the dlffcrcnco In pay botweon n re
tired pay Inspector mid n retired pay di
rector, was dismissed.
A Practice Given Up.
Assistant Attornoy-Gcncral Shields' has
discontinued tho practice of having de
cisions prepared by tho law clerk In his
ofllco dlsctissscd by the clerks lu session
onco a week and will himself personally
revluw nil decisions ns thev nro prepared
nnd beforo they nro 6cut to Secretary Noblo
Secretary Wlndom's Trip.
Secretary Wlndom will go over to Balti
more to-night to attend a bauquct to be
given In his honor by ox-Secretary II. (1,
Davis of West Virginia. Vlco-Presldont
Thomson ot the Pennsylvania Railroad and
other prominent railroad men will bo
It Und H Good ISlt'ect,
Secretary Noblo Is Informed that his re
cent order In regard to town slto entries lu
Oklahoma has had a beneficial effect uud
icstnrcd coulldenco among tho people.
Comptroller Matthews Sworn In.
Colonel Asa S. Matthows of Illinois, the
now First Comptroller of tho Treasury, was
sworn in this morning and immediately as
sumed the duties ot the ollleo.
Admiral Joiiotl's Trip.
Itcnr Admiral Jouett and the other mem
bers ot tho Naval Inspection Hoard have
gono to Norfolk to Inspect the receiving
Secretary Proctor's Hot urn.
Secretary Proctor will letuin from the
Western Inspection tour to-morrow.
Civil Engineers Asseisou, Eudlcott nid
Peary hao been appointed by Secretary
Tracy to prepare plans nud sped Heat ions
for a wall nlong tho lllled portions of tho
Delawnro front of the League Island Navy
Yaid. Commander II. P. Leary, to atteudanru
ou tho couiso ot torpedo Instruction nt
Paj master Arthur Iluitls, fioni tho New
York Navj-iurd uud ordered to the 10-
retvttif? shin Vermont.
Gunner William Walsh, from tho Wash
ington Nnvj-Yaul nnd ordeied to Iho Mine
Tho orders of Pujiunsti-r George If. Ileod
to the receiving bhlp Vermont have been re
voked. He has been oideied to tho New
N. II, .llltuhell's Will,
Tho will of N. 11. Mitchell, (lied to-day,
leaves his piopcity to his wife.
Tho 1'iies of Money.
"What can niv pcoplo do with money I"
nsked Bed Cloud, the Sioux chief, w lion
consulted about tho sale ot Indian lauds,
'1 hut Is n funny question. Tlioy can go to
summer resorts, buy hock beer and dress
suns, inn for congress, piuy pouer or pur
ihuso law ii-teuuls outfits with money. It
Is sin prising that nu Intelligent chief like
lied Cloud did not luow this. Chicago
Tim attention of thoso of oir leaders
who are seeking profitable Investments Is
directed to tho auction salo this after
noon, tho 13th, at 5 o'clock p, m,, ot tho
countiyieat otthe lato Mis. Harriet Me-
t-cnoy. mis property cmuraccs louy-iour
acres, adjoining Brooklaud, where so many
prolltabla sales ot city lots have been lately
made. It Is very near tho Catholic Uni
versity, Mr. T. E. Wnggamau will give
A GREAT CHANGE MADE.
PUBLIC PRINTER PALMER TAKES
Ho Is Introduced to Ills Ilinploj-c by
Air. llcncdlct, nnd I'nys Thorn it Neat
Coinpllniont A Number or lteslgnn
Public Printer Thomas E. Benedict form
ally turned over the ofllco to his successor,
Hon. Prank W. Palmer of Chicago, at 10
o'clock thi morning. When the now Pub
lic Printer entered tho ofllco this morning
he found ou his desk n handsomo bouquet
of roses with a card attached on which was
written: "Tho compliments of Thomas P..
llcncdlct." Mr, Benedict was on hand
early and hoisted the Hag over thn building
In honor of his successor. After turning
over tho papers, which included a state
ment of tho finances and nu Inventory of
stock, tho foremen nnd their assistants and
tho clerks wcro iircentcd to tho new Pub
lico Printer by Mr. Benedict, who said:
"Theso nro my nsslstnnls nnd Cnptnlu
Captain Brian then presented his cfllclcnt
corps of assistants, and, after their Intro
duction, Public Prlutcr Palmer said: "I
want to say, gentlemen, that ou know
moro nbout this great plant lu tho aggre
gate than I do and I must rely on you to n
great extent. I will ask jour ndvlcolnn
great many Instances, nnd, If I win, you
will win.'' Tho men wcro very much
pleased at tho neat compliment paid them.
After Captain Brian camo Foreman White
of tho bindery- nud his lieutenants nnd
then followed tho clerks, who wcro pre
sented hv Mr. Benedict. Tho retlrlnir Pub
lic Printer said ho was greatly Indebted to
his able lieutenants, Captain Brian and Mr.
White, for tho success of his adminis
tration. Tho following gentlemen havo tendered
their resignations: Chief Clerk Benedict
his succcssorvtllt bo appointed In n day or
two James Tcel, chief tlme-kcencr; P. V.
Booth, chief bookkeeper; Mr. Klldon, ns
slstant foreman press room; Mr. Connolly,
superintendent of laborers In tho press
room; Mr. Human, superintendent of the
building, and K. M. Ituttcnbcr, superinten
dent ot the folding room. The last named
gentleman resigned Saturday and Mr. Van
.uairo, assisiani iorcmnu, was promoicu iu
fill tho vacancy. Most ot tho men resigned
have mado arrangements to cngago In othor
business. Mr. Benedict apprised Public
Printer Palmer of tho resignations on Sat
urday. Dmlng tho latter part of last week Mr.
Benedict conducted Public Printer Palmer
through tho ofllco nud branch ofllccs nnd
explained most of tho dctnll workings of
tho office. Mr. Benedict leaves the ofllco
with tho best wishes of tho employes, llo
held an Informal reception Just beforo tak
ing his departure.
SURGEONS IN SESSION.
Annual Mectlnc to Ilegtn nt tho Mod
leal Museum To-inorroir.
Tho annual meeting of tho American Sur
gical Association will bo held In tho new
Army Mcdlcnl Museum, corner Seventh nud
B streets southwest, to-morrow, Wednesday
and Thursday. To-morrow morning tho
President will deliver his address and an ex
ecutive session will bo held. On Wednesday
evening n reception will bo held nt tho resi
dence of Dr. J. Ford Thompson, SOI Seven
teenth 6trcct. Papers will bo presented
during the meeting by Drs. M. II. Richard
son, J, Collins Wnrrcn, J. Ewing Mcars, C.
11. Mastln, David W. Chccver, L. McLino
TMnny, J. M. Barton, Thco. A. McGraw,
Lewis A. Stlmsou, John llomars, Stephen
II. Weeks, L. C. Lnno, Randolph Wlnslow,
Herman Mvntcr, A. J. Cabot, Lewis S,
Pllchcr, N. Ilruee Cilrsou and Dudley B.
Colbert's Lust Sunday.
Nelson Colbert, who Is to bo hanged on
Friday for tho murder of Philip wcutzel
last October, spent yesterday. Ids last Sun
day on earth, lu an appropriate manner. At
11 o'clock ho attended religious services,
which wcro conducted liv ltcv. John Rob
erts. Ho led In 6lnglngtho hjmii "Saviour,
Moro Than Llfo to Me," and 6ang with feel
lug. At tho closo of tho services ho was
given tho holy communion In his cell. CoU
bcrt said that ho was ready to die, and ho
displays strong nerve. Tho sacrcment will
bo administered early Filday morning by
Rev. Dr. Fltzhugh.
Ills Kxcollent Uuvlco.
A gentleman who Is crazy ou the sub
ject ot (spinning dollnrs wns induced
Iho other ilny lo Indulge In Ills fnvoilto
onstlnio. A filcntl took out his pen
knife nml nicked n silver dollar. Tlio
dollar cnine tnlls It wis nicked on tho
head tide. Tho gentleman thought ho
had n good thing nnd.lio worked It else
where. One night lie dropped Into n
place to wult for some fi lends. lie had
tho ciishicr produca nil of his bllvcr
dollars nnd lio nicked them propetly
with his penknife. Thev wcro then
put back In tho drawer. When tlio gen.
iicinnu 8 menus snowcii up no sug
gested spinning for tho dilnks. llo
liioiluct'd his dollnr nnd cpun It. It was
hinted thnt ho litul u "fixed dollar," its
lio won every time, und nt this he grow
Indlciiunt. Then lto Insisted that thev
go to tho cnshler nnd get n new dollar,
They did to nnd received nnothcr of iho
llxeil dollars. They cntiio tho light way
nud coniciiucntly exonerated tlio mini
under suspicion. Chicago Herald,
An Oppressed People,
Tho King of Slum Is supposed to own
tho people, nnd each man In tho realm
has to Kivo for three, six or nlno
months ns n servant of tho govern
ment. At u cerlnln tlmo of tho yenr thu
entho poptilnllnn Is marked olt to par
ticular noblemen or government mas
ters. These musters are rcqulied lo
furnish workmen for government, nml
Iho men under them must obey, All
kinds" of work mo demanded. Some
men mo leiiulied to give all their time
to tho government, nnd In this enso they
get iioinlnnl salaries. Thoso who give
half their time woik for the king llfteen
tlnys nud then havo llfteen days olt.
The Unco months' subjects get no pay,
und dining thu tlmo they me nt Hang
kok they have to llnd themselves food
and lodging, This woik piiieltcnlly
enslaves tho wholo population of mules,
nnd slavery Is common lu Blum.
Tlm lliiHton hotluty Woman's rciiuuiHe.
A uiiiiiuo pennnucu was performed
timing Holy week by u piomlncntwi
dcty woman. Clad In it working gown
and equipped with soup and towels, sho
went to tlio Chinch of, the Advent and
slowly and conscientiously K'liibbciUho
stops of that edillce, nnd tlio observation
most commonly mailoln iho poeccdlug
was; "Wio Is the only woman In Uoslou
who dales do such a thing." Tlicie
mo those, however, who lemember tho
penitent who boiled tho pens ho placed
In his shoes, when tlioy recall (ho fact
thnt tho lady was taken lo and fioni tho
K'cnoof her Icnlcii humiliation In her
carilnge, lloslon Bnliirduy livening
A Diminutive Horse,
Tho Mimllcst horso lu the woild made
Its iiiipeninuce nt Undue lately. It Is
tlio piopcity of Mr. l' IC Hull, is a
Shclhiiul pony, and weighs -I'J pounds,
It-Is 3 feet 5 Inches high and 3 feet i(
Inches long, nml loseniblcs u dog moio
Ihau ft hoise, Mllwniikeo Boiitlnel,
8ehool Mlstress-Edwaiil, give mo tho
definition of excavate. Edward Exca
vate, to hollow out. School Mistress Olvo
mo a sentence, containing tho word, Ed
wardI hit Bill, ud ho excavated. Uar-
HEARTILY IN FAVOR OF IT.
Hotels Will Oiler Inducements
for tlm IKIin i:nciimpincnl.
All the Washington hotel men nro
heartily In Mjmpathy with Tub Ciiitic'd ef
fort to scenic the I8P0 encampment of tho
(I. A. ft. Mr. Rncsslo of the Arlington,
picsldcntof tho Hotel Association ot this
city, said thcro would bo n meeting this
week ot the association, uud thnt he
thought Iho subject would como up for
consideration. lie said although tho hotels
might not mako anv monoy should the en
campment be held 'here, ct others would,
nud that would ndd to the prosperity of tho
city. And he favored nnj thing thnt would
Mr. Fclter, proprktorof Wclckcr's, said
to Tnr. CiilTic reporter: "I have no hesl
tnncy In sajlng Unit tho hotel men of Wash
ington will offer Just ns good Inducements
to the (1. A. R. as the hotel men ot any
other city will, and I feel that w Itli tho as
sistance of the citizens we can secure the
next annual encampment. Reasonable
rales would bo given."
Mr. Morgan Ross of tho Ebbltt said that
It would be n good thing for tho city to have
the encampment held here, nnd thnt the ho
tels would do tho right thing. "Thlscn
cniiipmeut," snld he, "makes It Impcrntlvo
that tho city should bavo a largo hall,
something lll;o the Auditorium lu Chicago,
nnd I believe It wo can get tho G. A. It. to
como lieic, tho National Hall proposition
At tho Rlggs, Amo, Wlllnrd's, Norman
die, Chnmberllu's, Harris House, Randall,
National, .Metropolitan, St. James, and, In
fact, every hotel In town, the feeling Is that
Washington Is Just tho place to hold tho
1MK) encampment, nud that It the newspa
pets will tako hold and agitato the ques
tion u can uo accoinpiisiicu.
A YOUNG MAN WITH TALjENT.
How llo Miuingcd to C'nriy on n nSlck
Ilunollt" Association for Months,
Walker Prince, n young coloied man, has
been going on In n quiet, unobtriislvo way
workfiigis n table servant and never Indi
cating to nnjbody that ho was president,
secrctnry, board of dhectors and especially
treasurv of an Insurance concern. Ho lives
nt 71,11 Twenty-third street with his wife, ft
good-looking young woman, who Is almost
white. Ho has been cmplojedas a waller
at Mrs. Roacho's boarding-house, on Ninth
street, between L and M.
About two years ago Prince was em
ployed as collector for tho American Bene
llclal Association, conducted for tho
pntroiingo of colored people by Chailes W.
Gibson, n whlto man. Tho policies cost
from flvo to twenty-flvo cents a week, nnd
this secured from $1.25 to $5 sick bcucflts,
or from $12.M) to $xW In caso of death, ac
cording to the weekly amount paid. Mr.
Gibson died about eighteen months ago,
and tho association In tlio natural courso ot
events would havo collaped. But Prlnco
could not stand Idly by and sco his occupa
tion slip away from him. He went right
ahead collecting from people Just tho
same, llo has been getting twenty cents a
week from Mrs. Harriet Graham, who lives
at St, Mary's Place. Sho was sick for six
weeks, and there was $30 duo her. Sho
only got $", und this led to an Investiga
tion, nud this morning Detective Carter
arrested Prlnco on the charge of obtaining
money under fulso preteuses. Prlnco has
been keeping a set of books, andnt evening
after his work was dono ho would go about
making his collections frum fifteen or six
teen people. In ono case he says ho paid
(S.CO benefits to a member for two weeks'
GENERAL SPORTING NEWS.
IHi.TiMotiE, May lfl. The giaud six-day
fetnnlo walking match, which was begun nt
midnight nt Kcrunu's Monumental 'theatre,
Is watched with Increasing Interest. A tre
mendous crowd w Itncsscd the stnt tat mid
night and greeted tho fair pedestrians with
long and encouraging cheers. Suo Smith
led the first hour, nud gives promlso of
making a gicnt record. It Is a onc-lumdicd-nud-forty-two
consccutlvo hour coutest,
three hundred miles necessary for a place,
tho winner receiving half of the gato re
ceipts. The scoro now stands:
Mile. Tobias, H2 tulles, 1 lap; Beela Kill
burv, 27; Besslo Macbeth, 21; Laura Jell
rles", 2S; Hello Henderson, 20; Allco Mo
brny, 21; Carrlo Jefferson, 22; Nclllo Bur
nett, 20; Suo Smith, ill; Carrlo Rice, 2d;
May .Martin, 10; Jcnnlo Steele 33J; Mile.
BM.TlMonn, May 13. Tho scml-nnnual
meeting of tho Maryland Jockoy Club was
held this afternoon. Tho old board ot di
rectors, with ex-Governor Bowlo ns presi
dent," was re-elected. Governor Bowie's
statement shows that the mrluc meeting at
Plmllco was a financial failure. It
was due, ho said, to the fact that tho
meetings wcro held nt tho same time
at several tracks In the North and other sec
tions. Tho receipts from book-makers'
privileges wet o $4,200, against $13,000 last
spring, and thero were similar deficiencies
from other sources. The lcaso ou tho Plm
llco track expires at tho closo of the meet
ing next fall, and It Is doubtful It It will bo
renewed. The whole matter was referred
tolhooxecutlve committee, who will de
cide whether tho club will exist ns a social
club merely or maintain the racing feature.
McCoiuns und the District Committee.
Repicsentntlvo Hemphill of South Caro
lina, who was chairman ot the District
Commlltco lu tho last Congress, was hero
Inst wccic. in speaking aooui mo prouauio
construction of the District Commltteo lu
the next Congress, Mr, Hemphill says ho
would not bo surprised to see Mr. McComas
otMarjlaud transferred from tho Commit
ho on Appropriations and placed at tho
head of (ho District Committee Under
ordinary circumstances Mr. llowcll of Iowa,
who Is tho first Republican on tho present
committee, would succeed to tho chairman
ship, but It Is said that ho usplrcs to tlio
chairmanship of tho Elections Commltteo hi
piefercnco to remaining on tho District
Committee, air. Mccomas nas noi com
mltted himself ou the subject of his com
mittee preferences, but somo of his political
filends state that ho would bo pleased to
preside over tho District Committee.
IWusli. Cor. Balto. Sun.
lluiinl Penults leaned.
Burial permits havo been Issued by tho
Health Ofllccr for the past forty-eight
hours ns follows: Catherine Youug, 70
veurs; Louisa Folks, RO years; George W.
llarl.cr.M cars; Mary V. I. Hell, lOyeats;
James P., Smith, 35 years; Philip A. llohrer,
B months; Eliza A. Goodwin, 01 years;
liorcueu Devuiigen, 3 months; Mary H.
l'urnswoith, 1 ear; Edwnid Fltzkf, 03
M-ars; Marguict Wlillby, tlvears; John I.
Williams, 2 dais: Mary E. Robinson, 21
venis; Lllllo 11, Miller, IB jear; .Mary A.
Connollv, BS j ears; Sarah McDaiiiel, (15
veais; loin Mulloy, l) ) ears, ami tlio toi
lowing colored: Lugeuo Jackson, 7 days;
William G. Stewart,' 10 months; Amolln
Ciulg, 7.1 years; N. 1). Hall, 8 j cars; Percy
Allen, 7 months; Charles Reed, 33 years;
Claieneo Murray, i months; ,iesio Jones,
11 months; Lucy Young, 31 jcnis,
A Sluciilur Aicldent.
C'i(iuir.sTON, W. V Mny 13. Whllo
Mis. John Bhinkltooji was eiosslug a rall
load trestle near this city Inst evening,
cnrijlnghci- babylu her nrins, she acci
dentally Dipped, and lu tiding to suo her
sell let her child fall. It paused through
the ties to tho bed of tho stream and was
Killed l ii l'lilllne llulldliiK.
Nr.w YoiiK, Mny 13. Shoitly after noon
to-day u building at tho comer ot Spring
and Wooster streets fell, killing two men,
Pntilck (Milan, residing on nester street,
and James Joseph of 4W West Thtity-sov-eulh
strict. Foreman (leorgo Thomas was
Tlm lloolh-llurrott Company.
Sin r'liAMiDCO, May 13, Tho Booth
Burrctt Compnuy, which opeus an engage
ment at tho New California Theatre on
Monday night, nirlvedheie Filday.
Simon Cameron Hotter.
Lancastkii, P.v May 13. Tho condi
tion ot General Simon Cameron Is said to
Lo much better to-dny nnd his friends autlcl-
,,nr Me o-irlv n(1 r.wnlnP riOrf"--
DR. CRONIN'S WHEREABOUTS.
It Is Not ltcllotcd In Ulilritgo That
lto It In Cnuiidii.
CllltAOO, May 13. The news from To
ronto to the effect that Dr. Croulu has been
seen and Interviewed thcro Is not believed
b many ot tho doctor's friends here. "It's
nil part of tho samo plot," said Mr. Conk
lln. "I know Long nnd Dr. Cionlnknew
bhu and bclilcudcd him often. Tho state
ments (undo lu tho alleged Interview nro ab
surd. We havo been right throughout and
jou will scon chango In public sentiment
In a few days."
Mrs. Conklln denounced Long bitterly
and scented him of being n British spy.
Onoot tho Nationalists who Is friendly to
Croulu nnd also to the murder theory s dd:
"It Is easy enough to understand why such
reports nro telegraphed from Toronto; Wm.
Starkey Is there. Ills share In tho Initia
tion of the plot against Cronln Is well un
derstood, and, besides. Starkey Is n Clan-nn-Oact
man nnd would have nu Interest lu
stalling such reports."
Adlscuvcryliasbcciiinadoln tho Lako
View trunk mjstcry. Somo tlmo Satur
day tilght, May- 4, n largo lio'at w as stolen
f i om Anderson's licet of row- bouts kept at
tho foot of Dlvcrsey avenue, only n short
distant e north of the place whero Frank
Woodruff sn)shc left King nnd Falrbitru
with tho body when It wasln tha trunk.
Tho theft a( this boat on tho night ot tho
disposal of the body In the trunk was made
may havo been merely a coincidence, but
Cnntaln Sehaack Is Inclined to tho theory
that It was stolen by Ktngnnd Falrburu
after thev took tlio body from the trunk
nnd sent Woodruff away.
Tho following was given out on good
authority this morning: February " Dr.
Cronln called ou Mr. Btinell of tho West
ern Bureau of Press Clippings In this city
and requested him to collect for him alt the
newspaper clippings ho could on the sub
ject of extradition. Tho clerks accordingly
got up for him a voluminous plloof matter.
March IB, when thev wcro delivered to tho
doctor, he cxpiescd dissatisfaction becauso
I f tin tnnli, rile nf netli.lna frtvn.i.,1 ,,vlr.,ill.
tlon, nnd sa'ld he wanted arguments against
extradition for nfilcud ot his In Philadel
phia. THE RASCAL HELD.
Jlni Sears to Appear lloforo the Grand
Jim Scars, tho colored man nncstcd by
Ofllccr Slack charged witli Indecent assault
on several women, was hi tho Police Court
this morning. Theio was n number of In
dignant ladles residing tu tho vicinity ot
the Washington Brewery In attendance at
court to appear against him. They stated
that ho had exposed himself lu n most In
decent manner to Mrs. Dcwoy, had
assaulted Mrs. Stcluinclcr and Cnrrlo
Hazel. Thcro was not sufllclent evidence
to convict him of assault ou Mrs. Stein
meter. Ho was somo dlstnuco away from
her, nnd had simply ratscd his baud. Ho
had, however, laid hold of Carrlo Hazel,
who ran Into tho house. Sho said that ho
turned nud saw Mrs. Ashtcn at tlio window
wltli a pistol, nnd turned and said to him:
"You black scamp, jouget away from hero
or I'll kill ou." Ho was fined JlOO for tho
exposure and held for tho grnnd Jury lu
$5,000 bond In tho assault case. Miss Mag
glo Hayes and Blanch Thompson testified
to tho circumstances of the affair, nnd all
expressed lively satisfaction at tho Judge's
courtc. Scarsoffeicd no defense.
POSSIBLY A "TIP."
L'oting Man Who May TumUli n
Cluo to Jueiiotitan's Mtmlorur,
Ainonirtho nrlsonera In tho 1'ollco Court
this morning was n young man who has In
his possession someluformatlon concerning
tho Juencuian murder which at least de
serves Investigation. Very soon after the
murder wns committed he heard n man on
the street sny that ho could put his hand ou
tho two men who killed George Juencman.
He has seen this man several times, and the
fuct that ho heard this has been printed,
but tbo young mau has received no atten
tion whatever fiom tho police.
DISTRICT GOVERNMENT NOTES.
The Commissioners have accepted tho
ofTer of Mr. William K. Hodgo of his
lot lu square 370, fronting ou Twelfth
street, for n school site. Tbo price given
is $11,750, upon condition that tho tltlo to
tho property Is good.
Thcro Is a considerable falling oft In tbo
receipts for licenses to produce dealers lu
Iho various markets and nt largo from what
it was last ear. From April 1 to .May 3
of 18S8 $700 was paid In licenses by ped
dlers, Ibis yenr only $205 has so far been
paid, A like large decrease Is noticeable
fu the caso of produco dealers lu the markets.
Ju a letter to tbo Commission. Assessor
Wllllnms says thnt "It Is not believed that
thcro,has been auy reduction In tlio number
ot those engaged In theso pursuits. Iu fact,
I think that It would bo sofoto assert that
tlio number has becu Increased sluco last
year.V Ho recommends that as thero Is
but ouo ofllccr In his ofllco to sco that tho
license law Is enforced that tho police bo In
structed to mako tho rounds of tho stalls
and sec that the law Is cnfoiced,
Cnptalu fSymons to-day recommended
that a road bo constructed on cither side of
Hock, Creek. Ho sajs that It is necessary
for business put poses.
'Washington ns n Parly Man.
President Washington's real views on tho
question of appointing members of his own
party to tho offices at his disposition, were
expressed with brevity and great clearness
Inn letter which ho wrote on September
27, 1705, to Timothy Pickering, his Secrc
taiy of War:
"I shall not, whilst 1 have the honor to
administer Iho Government, bring n man
Into any ofllco ot conseqiienco knowingly
whose political tenets aro ndverso to the
measures which tho crenel at Government
nro pursuing; for this, luiiiy opinion, would
be political suicide."
Itls tinfoituuato that tho iccciit ecclesi
astical researches among the wiltlugs ot
Washington have not extended so far ns
tho period ot this unqualified declaration.
ii was maiieuuriiig ins sceoiiu icriu ui ui
fire, laud after four years' cxperlcnco lu
practical politics. 'Irauslnted from tho
language of Washhigtonlaii dignity Into
that of Jacksonlan vulgarity, and expressed
with William M. Murci's directness of
speech, Washington' principle of piiictl
cul politics was tills:
"To the victors belong the spoils."
N. Y. Suu,
Tlio Git-lit Cjclo.
Tho gicnt climatic r-yclo has been
mado u mutter of special and piotmcted
study by M. Adolpho d'Assler. Accoul
Ing lo his ici-cutly published cnleula
llan,'bn-rtl on the n-siiinptlon thnt Iho
coliulilcnco of the i-iiith's peiiliellon
pnssngo w Itli the summer solstice, every
UI.UVU years, mniKs tun icguuir recur
tincotif a noithcin glacial peilod, the
Inst glacial peiloil culminated !3U II.
(.'.; tho alternating peilod of gieulcst
noiiliciu warmth occuiml A. 1). l'-'IO,
and Iho Ico pcilodlhatls now approach
lug ill lcnch Itsguntest height A. 1).
llnlO, JMdencc of the slow cooling
dmlng thu last 000 years Is lcganlcd us
being manifested In Iho changes 10
couleil in the noithcin limits of tho
glow Hi nml Opening of t-cilalu fiulls.
His Good Inic-ttiiiunt.
A well-known Philadelphia business
mult took In pail payment font bail
debt two veins ago Iho tltlo lo a lead
mine In southern C'oloiado. necoidlng
to Iho ViM, lie tool; llieiiiluebci-auo
he t ould not gel anything else lo show
for his $8,fi00, Tbo mine was neglected
imlll tight months ngo, when somo
piopcilles near It "panned out" well
nnd Hie Philadelphia!! began to Inves
tigate his own piopcily. lie went to
S2JT KcXmLianT aS
Coloindo. formed n conn
October begun lo woik tho mine
Ucfoio Clulstmns U had paid him ovov
O.OOO, and since Iheu his dividend s
li'tve nvorn"od about $1,200 a week.
A GREAT CASK ENDED.
MYRA CLARK GAINES' SUIT AGAINST
The Dulled Ntntrit Suproiiio Court Ii
tuilly ltendors n Di-cMou I'monililo
to tlio Clly A History of tlio Mutter
Tho Supremo Court of tho United States
to-day rendered n decision In ono branch of
tho celebrated Mjrn Claik Gaines litiga
tion. A suit was brought by Mrs. Gaines
some cnrs ago for nu amount npiiroxlmat
Ing$2,00O.O0o, tho Income dcrlicd by tho city
of New Orleans from tho property willed
her by her father, tho tltlo to which was for
n long tlmo In dlsputo aiuLfor nbout $500.
000 Interest on tills Income. On tho death
nf Mrs. Gaines, In 18S5, tho prosecution of
this suit was continued by her heirs.
A Judgment wns executed moro than
two years ago, but the decision of Iho
court has been delayed. Tho court to-day
affirmed tho Judgment ot tho tower court ns
fur as It related to tho Income from tho Im
proved property, $575,777 nud Interest, but
disallowed that part of tho Judgiucut
awarding $1,343,000 for revenue on tho un
This Gaines enso has been n emu cclilre
for v curs and has furnished foundation for
nt feast ouo Interesting name. Tho llrt
suit wns brought by Mrs. Myra Clark
Galucs (then Mrs. Whitney) against tho
trustees for some piopcrty left her by her
tamer, uamei i;iarK, turner ms win oi isu,
which had then been probated, but event
ually that was abandoned, ns she claimed
to have discovered proof of n later will lu
which sho was recognized nshls solo heir.
This will was never produced In court,
but n man named Francois Ditsnnii Do la
Croix, nn Intlmalo friend of Clark, testified
that It had been read to him by Clark him
self, a short tlmo previous to his death. He
was told that It would bo found after his
dunU-o lu n llttlo blnck box lu the room ho
occupied. As soon ns Mr. Clark died, Do
la Croix looked In tho box for tho will, but
failed to flud It, This, however, was tho
bals of the claim which sho has prosecuted
for forty years against tho city of New Or
leans and others who had purchased prop
erty of Rolf and Chow, Hie administrators
under tho will of 1811.
Mjra Clark Gaines was the second child
of Daniel Clark, a citizen of New Orleans,
and was boru In thnt city In 1S05. Her
mother was n French womau, aud before
her marrlago wns Mrs. Zullmo des Granges.
Mjrn wns educated pilnclpally lu Philadel
phia, where sho lived as Myra Davis, Clark
and Ztillmo having scparatcd,aud tho latter
having marricii a iiuru nine, i lane uieu
lu 1813, nud tbo daughter, In 1832, was
married to W. W. Whitney, then a resident
of New York. Shortly afterward -Mr.
Whitney and his wife received notlco from
Mr, Davis, with whom Mvra had
been brought up, of tho
fact tnat sho was tho legitimate
daughter of Clark, aud that not long
before uls death ho had, by will, given
Ids largo cstato entirely to her.
After Mr. Whitney's death, his wluow mar
ried General Gaines In 1830. Tho missing
will was never produced, but Its previous
cxisteuco was sustained (1850) by tho tes
timony of persons, somo of whom pro
fessed to havo seen It, and others to have
heard Clark nckuowlcdgo Its oxlstenco and
his daughter's legitimacy. To prove her
legitimacy was now necessary, 6lnco by tho
laws ot Louisiana, tlio child of nu adul
terous union could not Inherit, even by will
ot the parent, Tho United States Supremo
Court flually decided this polut lu her
favor, after many years of litigation In tho
State and United States courts. Sho next
(1850-07) successfully maintained nn nctloit
In equity before tho United States Supremo
Court to recover her property, most of
which was In New Oilcans, nud had
been disposed ot according to n will by
which, In 1811, Clark haddcvlscd his cstato
to bis mother.
In 1874 Mrs. Gaines bad already recovered
possession ot several million dollars' worth
of this piopcrty, und many minor suits for
tho recovery of the remainder were going
on. The total vnluo of tho property before
tho war was somo $30,000,000.
.Mrs. Hattlo S. Whitney, a daughtcr-lu-law
of Mrs. Gaines, used to llvo In this city,
nt No. 1121 1 street northwest. Mis. Haines
Sho left six grandchildren threo grand
sons at St. John's Academy, at Alexandria,
Vn.j two granddaughters hi this city, and
ono granddaughter at Winchester, Va.
Mrs. Gaines was very well known hero In
Washington, nnd her fracllo form was fa
miliar about tho streets nnd tho Capitol
lobbies. Eyeryouo liked her, and her talk
of her fortune, that was then hanging In
the legal balance, was always Interesting.
A Cincinnati Man Drop Dead.
New Yonic, .May 13. W. II Chatllcld,
formerly n Cincinnati mcichnut, dropped
dead to-day nt Courtlnndt nnd Church
streets. He was stopping at tho Fifth Ave
nue, Hotel. Ho was n prominent merchant
ot Cincinnati nud a member ot tho firm ot
Chatllcld oV Wood, dealer lu paper bugs, lu
that city. Heart failure was
mo cause oi
The Deputies' ltulds Honied.
Si'iiiNonnti), It.r.., May 13. Ex-Stato
Treasurer Tanner has returned from Okla
homa, Ho denies that ho was Iu that Ter
ritory prior to or tho day of opening, and
sajs'ho was on tho Cheycuuo reservation.
There Is no titith whatever, ho nlso avers,
In tho statement that Marshal Needle ap
pointed a lot of deputies who 6elcd upon
lauds before tho time specified hi the Presi
dent's proclamation. '
Admitted to tho liar.
Tbo following wcro admitted to tho liar
to-daji Thoniuslt. Denton, J. W, Ilayard,
W. 0. Clephanc, Arthur S. Dudley, Ed
wnid D. Hammer, MuutoiiMnvorlck, I'tlsby
II. Mcl'ullongh, Win. 1). Hoover, Win
M. Stockbrldge, 11. II. Tin pin, Frederick C.
Von Uoscuberg, C. L. Wavland, Gcorgo II.
Williams and William I.. Sherrctt.
Unlet at tlio Whlto Illume.
The work of preparing tho White Homo
for Iho summer wns continued to-daj.
Time were n number ot disappointed
visitors, iiiuong them a delegation ot Y. M.
C. A., who have been mcetliig In Phila
delphia. Tho President Is expected this
lined lor Anxiiult,
James Holmes, n one-legged negro, was
fined $50 hi tho Pollco Comt to-day for nu
assault ou Ofllccr Trammel! ot tho Second
Picclnct. who was arresting him for dis
order, lie snapped u pistol ut tho officer,
but the caitrldgo fulled to explode.
Tho Westplinllii Nlrll.o,
Uciii.in, -May 13. Tho Emperor lias sig
nified Ids willingness to receive a. deputa
tion from the stilklug miners of West
phalia. Accoidlngly threo delegates from
tho stilkers will bo granted nu audience
Tlio food Inspectors mado condemnations
last wtik ns follows- Ucef, 70J pounds;
polk, 423 pounds; mutton, 370 pounds;
veal, '.'00 pounds; fish, 153 pounds; chest
nuts, ono bushel.
Tlm Seal llrouiiH lo llo i:hlhlteil.
A lloslon dispatch says that tho real pur
chaser of ox-Piisldcnt Cleveland's soul
biowiis was a dime museum man ot that
city, who will exhibit them.
ClileiiEo nnd tho Unit.
T bo ambition of C'hlcnco. of all Western
cities, Is most offensive to tho large Eastei n
ciftnmunltles. Our buildings, our educa
tion, our dcmoeratlo spirit, ourrealisni -all
nraievllcd upon the mere mention ot their
loellltv. A Western book, sure of praise
lu tl "Mississippi Vullcy, Is as certain of
malevolent denunciation lu tho Eust. Tho
.. ttf niiiiilpn Ij liminilnjl In ln lirtTrrtl fTrt
and power that themselves carry convic
tion. Iu all our claims on the nation wo
aro met with the supercilious Incredulity ot
tbo East. (Chicago Herald.
A DESPERATE UNDERTAKING.
Tho Ilnlibery of rn inmlor Wliiini 111
Tmov, A.T., May 13. Later advices nf
Iho robbery of United States Paj master
Wham, on Saturday afternoon, show that It
was ono of the most desperate and success
ful robberies and fights In the history of
Ailzoua Territory. Tho scene of tbo bat
tle Is lle tulles north of Cedar Springs,
near Port Thomas. Major J. W. Wham,
with Clerk Gibbon and an escort of eleven
soldiers, wcro on their way from FortOrniit
to pay the troops at Fort Thomas. In a
narrow gorgo thoy.wero attacked by an nm
biishcd gang of men, Tho soldiers, tho
paj master nnd his nsslstntits opened llro
upon the brigands. The battle lasted halt
nn hour. At tho expiration ot that tlmo
eight of the eleven soldiers of tho escort
wcro wounded, flvo dangerously. Tho rob
bers succeeded In securing $211,000 nud
making their escnpo to tlio mountains.
Major Wham escaped uninjured. Mr, Gib
bon was shot through tho clothing. Sev
eral troops of cavalry havo been sent out
from Fort Grant to watch the mountain
Every cITort Is being made to capture tho
hlgliwajmcu. Nothing Is known ns to
their number, but it cannot bo los than
seven or eight, Judging from tho rapidity of
Ibo firing. Troops havo been ordered out
from Fotts Grant, Thomas and Lowell to
guai d tho Gila Mountains. After securing
.tho treasure tho brigands went south to
waid tho small town of Solotnouvillc. Tho
army officers will do their best to Keen
them from reaching tho Mexican Hue. All
ino railroad stations nro waicncu lo inter
cept them If they try to escnpo that way. It
Is Impossible to get any particulars and In
cidents of tbo tight, ns the telegraph lino
lending to FortT nomas Is n Government
wire nnd all news of a public character has
been withheld. ,
Molt ot I ho soldiers who wcro lu tho fight
wcro colored and belonged to tho Eleventh
Cavalry. The wounded aro all thought to
bo fatally Injured. Three of them cannot
be moved from tho sccuo ot tho battle.
ANOTHER RUSSIAN CONSPIRACY.
A Number or MllltaryOlllcnrs or High
St. PiiTKitsni'uo, May 13. A conspiracy
against the Government, which Implicates
a number of military olllccrs, has been ills
covered hero by sccrot ngents. Numerous
arrests havo been made, somo ot high ofll
cers. Incriminating documents havo been
seized and n number of dynamite bombs
DEN. HAWKINS' CRIME.
Some, Dllllculty Hxpurloncuil In Secur
ing u Jury.
Tlio caso of Benjamin Hawkins, tho
colored man charged with wife murder,
was taken up lu the; Criminal Court this
morning, lto Is accused ot having stabbed
her In tho heart on March 11, last. It was
found Impossible to get a Jury from tho
regular panel and the court took a recess
until 11 o'clock. Hawkins nnd his vvlfo
were lling In an alley opening on Virginia
avcntio between Third and Four-and-a-half
streets. Itls claimed that Hawkins
found his wlfo at a "Parlor Social," be
came Jealous of her and stabbed her.
This afternoon a Jury was obtained as
follows: W.G. Fearing, Robert II. Mitchell,
Louis C. Kcncla. Marlon II. Kevs, M. (1.
I.epley, James N, Forrest, Weston II. Tur
ner. James L. Carbury, Alex. Campbell, L.
McK, Turner, A. Pickling, aud 11. E. Joyce.
i:icen Peculiar Skolotons.
111-Fi-u.o, N. Y May 13.-On Whlto
Island, n suburb ot Tonawanda. men en
gaged lu excavating a cellar, ou Saturday,
dug up eleven very peculiar sKcIotons. Tho
being to whom tho skull bclougcd could
not havo differed greatly from an upo cither
lu appearance or Intellect. Tho accom
panying thigh bones wcro abnormally
long and very slender, and thero nro thirteen
ribs on a side. Tho shoulder-blades aro en
tirely lacking. Many members of tho lluf
fnlo Academy of Niitural Sciences think
that tho long expected "missing link" has
at last been found.
A 1'olUli Catholic Church Hurried.
Mti.WAUKnc, Wis., May 13. St. Jo
seph's Polish Catholic Church, south of
here, was destroyed by llro last night. How
the llro started Is not known. It was dis
covered about 11 o'clock. Tho church is
ono of tho largest In tho city, Tho loss Is
between $ai,ouo and iu,oou. tuo cnurcu
was erected only last summer. Tvv o weeks
a no uridine, ot bolls was added, at a cost
Nearly llvory Jtono llrolcen.
IIoi-stov, Texas, May 14, Professor
St. Clair, tho aeronaut, lu attempting to
give his "leap from tho clouds ' nt tho
Fair Giound Park last evening lost his
grip on tho parnchuto and fell 300 feet to
theeaith. Nearly overy bono In his body
Tho Commission Complete.
Tho now Civil Scrvlco Commissioner,
Theodore lloosovclt, 'signed the oath of
ollleo beforo Secretary Doylo of tho Civil
Seivlco Commission, who Is a notary public,
Ho enters upon tho dlschargo ot his duties
The Cliiirlostiiii'a Trip.
Santa Uaiihaiiv. Cai... Mav 13. Yester
day afternoon the United States cruiser
Charleston left hero, standing North. Sho
will mako n mil up tho coast as farusSau
Francisco and probably arrlvo there to-day.
Mind Header" HIhIiou Dead.
Nr.w Yom:, May 13. Washington Irving
Itlshop, Iho mind render, died shortly after
noon to-dny, at tho Lamb's Club, 34 Wet
1 w cnty-sixtn street, oi nysiencai catjicpy.
Tlio Scott Law Vullil.
Ill tho Supremo Coutt to-day the validity
of tho Scott Chinese Exclusion law was
a till mi d lu tbo caso of Char Chase ling.
AT THE HOTELS.
Dr. 11. J. Cummins, St. Louis, Is at the
Senator Cullom ot Illinois Is registered nt
T. V . Markley, llrldgetou, N. J., and M.
Italian, Huston, aro at tho Aruo.
Ihomcuibeisof tho Indianapolis Ilase
liall Club are registered ut Wlllnrd's.
S. II. Eaton. Now York, and J. I.. Cun
ningham, I'atcrsou, N. J are at Wclckcr's.
Edmund Alton. New York, nnd J. 11,
Welst, Richmond, Iud,, aro nt Wonuley's.
W. I). Pricklier, Columbus, nnd II, I..
Coleman, New Yoik, aro at tho Metro
politan. II. W. Combs, Thomas Constantino nud
lllthard II. Constuiitlne, New York, are at
W. 11. Martin, MUsnuri; Noblo Warrick,
IlrooUlin, and John P. Field, Nowaik, N.
J., are ut tho Howard Houso.
Dr. S. II. Weeks and wlfo, Portland, Me.-,
Mux lluckuer, Rochester, uud R.W. Pinker,
New Jeisoy, nro nt tho Arlington,
Flunk Nadlcr and wlfo, Hock Island, III.;
Welles II. Smith, Richmond; l.clind Maon,
New Yoik, and G. N. Gillllu, Louisville,
meat tbo St. James,
Miss llessle Cleveland nud tho Vciuoua
JiuUtiu Company, the "Hunch King"
Company nnd the l.llllo Ciaj Company nro
qiiaiteud nt tho Harris House.
W. (1. Van Home, Salt Lake City, Cm lis
Smith and (leoigo W. Fcrgunoti, Jr , New
Yoik; Heniy M. McDowell, llostou, and
W. F. lleiiuan, Cioveland, nro at Wlllard's.
James Williams, Chicago, Walter Wood
man and George I', Duiicun, Portland, Me.,
Judge Samuel W. Meltou, Columbus, S. C,
nnd Hon. W D. Kelley, Philadelphia, ure
ut tho Rlggs House.
Jasper Pcnneg nnd wlfo, Indianapolis:
J. I. Stieh', Philadelphia; C . L uder
wood und W. II. Smith, Windsor. Mo.;S.
S. Chappel, Aubuiii, N. Y nud J. Ruegg
aud wife, St. Louts, are at tho National.
Tulbot If, Wallls, Sacraiuonto, Cal.; W.
P, Thompson and P. 11, Voorhecs, Now
I York; Marcus Drown, Goodland, Kans,; W.
11. Henley aud W. 11. lloyd, Philadelphia,
and I. (i. Culdwdl, Cincinnati, are iegU-
I tetcdat tho Kbhltt.
SHOT FOR A BURGLAR.
KILLED DY MISTAKE.
11m I. oral lMllor ot tlm Sprlngllelit
.dtcpuhllciiti" Dlt-4 I'roui Iho lllteet
or ii Wound lulllrtf-it lly Ills Ilrolbor
In.l.iiw, Who Is Overcome.
HriitNorini.il, Mas., .May 13. James II.
Smith, local editor of thu .VinMnui, w.-w
shot and Instantly hilled this morning by
his brother-in-law, who mistook him font,
burglar. In tlio nbscuee nf Mr. Smlth'it
f.ithir-ln-lnw, Worrcn P. Sturlovnnt, who
Is nt tho Itongcley Lakes ou n Hslihig trip,
Mr. Smith, his wlfonud Infant daughter were
spending n few d.ijs lu Mr, Smith's old
home. Early Ibis morning burglars en
tered Mr. Sturtcvanl's bouse, and yoiiurf
Stitrtcviiut was aroused front a Bound sleep
by the servants who had been awnkcued by
the noise tuadu by the burglars, llo looked
out thu window and saw n mau In tho yard,
nud sil?lng his gun went lulu tho hall. lit
the meantime Mr. and Mrs. Smith went
aroused nnd had stepped out ot their rooms
Into Iho ball, doling Sturtevnnt, not
knowing that his brother-ln-lnn' was hi tho
houso and supposing himself tho only m ut
there, at once llrcd. Mr, Smith fell dead
by the side ot his wife. Mr. Smith bill
slept In his own house until Inst night tut
account nf tho lateness ot his hours, but lm
was oft duty lust night, though his brother-in-law
did not know It. Mr. Smith was .i
jotiug mau nf good ability nud high
character. Ills brother-in-law Is n youiie;
man of 22 nnd Is simply overwhclme I by
the terrlblo tragedy.
THE APIA HORROIl.
Not One-Tlilril or tho Victims,' llodlo
Apia, Samoi, April 27. Up to this tlnio
uot over a third of tho bodies ot tho victims
of tho great storm have been recovered.
Captain Schoonmakcr's body was found
somo four miles from tho wreck of tins
Vamlalla nud wus buried whero It
was found. Tlio body of Pu) master
Arnica was burled In tho yard back ot Cap
tain Hamilton's bouse. Paymaster Roche'
body was recovered nbout n mtlo from
the "Vamlalla. Lieutenant Sutton's body
has not been recovered. Tbo bodies of
nearly all the men belonging to tho German
gunboat nro still imprisoned In the wreck.
Two deaths havo taken place lu
the hospital recently, which Increases tho
number of victims tu 1 18. Tho unlives barn
made a number of demonstrations recent I v
in honor ot Admiral Kimbcrlv. On April
22, 2,000 warriors aud 100 women nnd chil
dren held a grand review before tho Ad
miral's house, nud the women and chiefs
THEIR LEGS ROASTED OFF.
The Slid I'nlo that lloToll Two Ml
rhloioiis Int-eiidliiry Lints.
NonroLK, Va,, May 13. S.iarhels' gas-v-llnc
establishment and a barrel factory ad
joining, with four houses, were burned here;
this morning. Tho fire oilglnated lu tho,
gasoline factory, whero n small boy threw ii
match on the floor, causing nu explosion
nnd starting the (Ire. Tho boy who caused
tho mischief and n companion had their legs
literally roasted from their knees down.
Damage about 20,000.
A Young Man's Strango Siilcldo.
New ncito, N. Y., May 13. Charles
Stewart, 22 jcars old, assistant operator at
the Western Union Telegraph ofllce, this,
city, committed sulcldo this morning by
shooting himself through tho heurt. Ho hail
been out for his usual morning walk, re
turned homo, went to tho linth-rooui,
lucked the door and put au end to his ex
istence. Do was ono of tho most respected
vnuiigmeiilii tho city, and his sad ending;
liss created great surpilso In tho commu
nity. A Sensation nt Tlio Ilngiiu,
Tur. H.vnui:, May 13. A sensation has
been caused hero by tho Socialists, who lust
night hauled down tho royal standard from
tho tower nnd replaced It with a Socialist
flag. The affair Is being Inquired Into.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Stock und Money Miirkel.
New YoiiK, May II. Money 25J.21 per
Exchange closed quiet; posted rates,
488(4!5'.lj; actual rates, 487SlS7j( for sixty
dajs and 4bO4SOJ for demand.
Governments sternly; currency Os.lSl J hid;
4s. coupon, 1203 bid; 41s, do., 107 J bid.
The stock maikct was dull ami
featureless during tbo first hour
of trading this morning, but alter U o'clock,
on a good buying of Northwest, St. Paul,
Atchison nud Chicago Gas, tho whole list
ndvanced & to It per cent, by noon. Thero
has since been a slight reaction, but tho
tone continues strong,
Tho Now York Slorlt Market.
Tho lollowing aro tho prices of tho Now
York and Chicago markets as reported by
special wire to C. T. Havcnuer oS Co,, 021
F street noithwcsti
0. 2.30' 0. 2:30
Can. Pacific. 50 M iiNorthwcst. 1073 10
Can. South. 52 j 52a,pmaha ( 34 31
Ceil. Pacific. 35 35 f do. pfd.. IK! 0!
D. L. A W.. 1381 la-SJ P.M.S.S.... 30 30?
Del. & Hud. 13ilj 137 Reading 41 41
Erie S3i 28? II. AW. Pt, 25 'AVJ
Jersey Ccu.. 00 00 do. pfd... 81 J 81
L. A N 07J 07J St. Paul 00 II7r
L. S 1038 1031 Tex. Pac ... 21 214
M., K. AT.. 12 12! Union Pac.. Oil Oil
Mo. Pac 72 721 W. Union.. HO 80!
N.Y.AN.E.. 14 443 Petroleum. 6.1 82t
N. Y. Ccu... 107 107 Am. Cots'd 551 Wl
N. Pac 2.11 253 AtehATop 4lJ 42f
do. pfd. OU ffii Chi., II A Q 07j !Hr
Tlio Chicago Market,
May St St May 11 110 11 V.1
June.... fe2 S3 Juno ... 11 W 11 05
July 7SJ 701 July .... 11 U7J 12 0",
COIIN. I I.Altl),
May 311 34 May 0 1)21 0 OJl
Julie llli 3tl .luuo.... 0021 0 05
July 35 355 Julv .... 0 'J7J 7 00
Mny 223 22
June 232 2.1
July 821 2.11 I
Washington Mock Exchange.
Miscellaneous llonds W. A (1. R. K.
Co., 107; Masonic Hull Ass'n, 107; Wash.
Market Co., 110; Wash. Light Infantry, 1st,
102; Wash. Light Infantry, 2d, 02; Wash.
Gaslight Co., 121, Wash. Gus Scrip. 125.
National Rank Stocks Hank of Wash.,
833; llnnk of Republic, 3-10; Metropolitan,
2)0; Central, 210; Second, 155J; Fuimera'
and Mechaulcs', 170; Citizens', 130; Colum
Railroad StocksWashington A George
town, 230; Metropolitan, 1UI, Columbia, 311;
Cap, A North 0 st., 10.
lusurnneo Slocks Firemen's, 10; Frank
lin, 13; Metropolitan, 75; National Union,
111); Aillugtou, 170; Coicornn,lll; Columbia
14!; Get man-American, lbO; Potomac, 00;
Gas and Electric Light StocksWash
ington Gas, 411, Georgetown (iu;, 41; U.
S. Electric Light 70J,
Telephone stocks Chesapeake A Poto
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Mar
ket Co., 10; Washington llrlck Machluo
Co., 850, Nntloiittl Press llrlck Co., ;
Great Falls Ico Co., 100, Hull Run Pano
rama Co., 23; Real Estate Title Insurance,
t'n xtail: N'ntlnnal Safo Deposit Co.. 217:
American Orapliophono Co., ; Columbia
Title Insurance Company, o.
Locnl Weather Indication.
Light showers; statlonaiy temperature;
Tho thermometer at Scheller A Steven'
drug store stood to-day: 0 a, m.,09 degree,
12 m., 73; 3 p. m., $0.