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THE WASHINGTON CRITIC
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Ami glonm Tor every eye.
21ST YEAR-N0' 6,513.
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, 1880.
.PRICE TWO GENTS
FRANK WARD'S CAREER
HOW HE BUILT UP A URGE AND
Ills I'resent Circumstances n Shnrp
Contrast With Ills 1'ormor l'ros
parity Tlio Condition of Aillor lte.
Therowns no chnngo repotted this
morning In the. condition of Mnurlco
Adler, llio young man who wns shot liy
Frank Wnid In tho Marble Saloon night
before Inst. Tlio excitement which tlio
nllnir lias caused was owing inninly to
tlio prominciico of Mr. 'Word, who In i
comparatively short tlmo has become
one of tlio best-known men in "Wash
Ington. In tlio forty ycais of Ills life
he 1ms passed through fnr more than
Iho ordinary allotment of vicissitudes.
Tho uuforlunato chnractct of his
firesent circumstances is enhanced by
ts contrast with his former success and
piosporlty. Ho was bom at Yonkcrs,
N. Y being of Irish and Puritan
lineage. At tlio bicnking out tlio re
bellion he went to tlio war as a drum-mer-boy
with the teacher of tlio school
that ho was then attending, tlio teacher
having been commissioned a captain for
inislug n company of volunteers to
match to tho great sent of war. After
serving through tho war young Ward
returned to the parental roof in Now
York city, whero ho sooii made a busl
ness engagement as a traveling sales
man for n wholesale liquor and cigar
house, and was given tho Southern
States as n Held of duty, with branch
headquarters at Louisville, Ky.
Ifc built up n largo nnd remunerative
trado during tho thrco years that ho was
with the house; but tho death of tho
head of tho tlrm biought their business
to a closo and led to tho retirement of
the traveling salesman. Finally young
Waidcamo to Washington and received
a clerkship in tho Signal Scrvlco, then
in its itifancy, where he remained until
tho 30th of June, 1871. Congress had
by special enactment determined to re
duce tho forco of tho Wnr Department,
nnd a suggestion by General lhitlcr, nt
that time representing tho Lowell dis
trict, was adopted giving all who -cro
nffected by tho change two months'
extra pay, on condition that they would
not apply for lclnstatcmcnt.
One of tho employes thus remunerated
was Frank K. Ward, and ho began at
once to look about him for something
better to suit his ambitious natiuo nnd
talent for making money. After n
careful survey of tho situation ho
thought (hero was a chnnco for n man
to make money by giving tho peoplo of
Washington a puicr ana better nrtlclo
of milk. In October, 1875, ho mado
his first appearance as n dairyman,
shipping milk from the country by rail,
and then distributing it to families
throughout tho city.
Ifc toon monopolized the Held and
drove out scores of rivals. Ho was ag
gressive In his business matters and
shicwd in advertising. His plan of
emphasizing the fact that his dairy was
to be kept open day and night by send
ing tho key away in a balloon Is well
remembered. Ho was 'noted for his
bonhomie, nnd was one of tho most pop
ular men Jn tho city. Ho wns an ad
mirer of sports, nnd often contributed
toward the cncouraacmcnt of local
events in this line. "During the rout
fow yenis ho seemed to loso much of tho
business foresight which characterized
his piovlous career.
I to differed from most successful men
In one point; ho was fonder of spending
money thnn ho was of making It. it
was supposed that financial dllllcully
wns what led to tho recent salo of tho
Owing to tlio excitement which at
tended tlio affair many lcpoits became
cuncnt Which wcro without foundation.
Tlio statement that ho used tho words,
"tho Jew hns crossed mo" proves to bo
entirely without foundation incicly
one of tho dramnllc embellishments
which nnlurnlly creep Into tho story of
on excited talker. Tho young mnn who
wns shot Is tho son of Henry Adler,
Tho doctots held a consultation over
Adlcr's condition to-day, and sent word
to Prosecutor Amies that thcio was no
change. Ho is in a critical condition,
nnd may lcmaln as ho Is for scvciol
Ward wns taken to tho jail by Mes
senger .Tnck Rhodes last night. "You
would have done the samoif you had
been in my place," was tho remark that
ho made. Ho reached the jail nt C.03
o'clock tu tlio afternoon, lie did not
seem especially downcast over tho pi 03
pcet of spending the night In jail, bit
seemed to have settled down to Ink
everything as it comes.
Tliis afternoon tho witnesses in tlio
cn.o went Vi Ith Dctectlvo Million bofora
Piosccutor Arines and told tho story.
Tho ovldenco of Lew Ncwmcycr, tho
piopiletorof tho saloon; James uinnltv,
tho barkeeper, nnd Hnuy lliicklngliniu,
a bystander, was taken. Thcro wcio no
new fncts developed nt tho heating,
Tlio story of tho witnesses wns tho
snmc as that told In tho newspapers.
Tho testimony wns tnken nt this tlmo
k as to make smo what the cvidenco
will bo when tho enso is tiled. Tho
suggestion to put wltucsscs under
bond to appear wns discussed
hut not adopted. A number of wit
nesses have volunteeied w ith testimony,
but It hns been found that thcio wcio
but tlirco actually present. One of tho
volunteers is known to bo ciiiy. Uncle
Ingham was piactlsing with Ward's cuo
when tho shot was Hied. Atlcr tlio dif
ficulty was over he found himself, cuo
nnd nil, In 0110 of the icar rooms of tho
At 0 o'clock this nflci noon Adler wns
paialyed fiom his head down but was
still conscious. Tho doctois have
given him up and hovtill piobablydlo
liefoic to-mono w.
Itltluiioml Tormina! Illvidoudii.
New Yoiik, Juno SO. Tho ltlclimoml
ami Danville directors to day declared n
Bciul-auuual dividend of 0 per cent., pay
able duly 8. ' ' " '
1 Ills action wns followed by a meeting of
tlio lllclnnond Tcrralunl directors, who de
clared tho regular semi-annual dividend of
21 percent. In tlio preferred stocks of that
company payable July 10.
An lhillro Squiiro or nronml I'or Suit)
Tho attention of our readers la especially
called to the auction salo on Thursday, tlio
20lh, at 5 o'clock p, in., on tho premises, ot
allot equaio 311 In tills city, This square
Is bounded by Hlioilo Island avenue, V,
Klcvcnth ami Twelfth sticct. It contains
about 23,000 feet and has not a waste foot
hilt, Tho terms of salo nro very tcuson
uhle, extending over apeilodnf six years
for tlie defened pa) incuts. No such op
poitlinllv for bin era Is llkclv tn occur
Kaclii, In linulaiul.
Tie 1 nco for tlio lions Memorial Stakes
of ten toierefgus each, with 1,000 added,
was won by Lovo-lu-Idlencs9,wlthi:idorado
second and Scabicezo third.
Thoiace for. tho Twenty-sixth Newfll--unlal
Stakes, in snrcinlirns pnoh. with nnn
1 added, was won J.y Lord I.orno, with
D'Orsay eeioud and Irccinason third.
FEW POLITICIANS VISIBLE.
Some New I'ncos Among To-dayM
Wlilto IIouso Cation,
rollltclans wcro not very plonllful at tlio
Wlilto IIouso to-day, but there wcro some
comparatively new faces among tho Con
gressional callers. Thcso embraced Sena
tors Halo and Plumb, nnd ltcprcscntatlres
Slovens, Coleman and Turner. James
Love, late ltepubllcan candidate. In tho
Third Congressional district of Missouri,
wanted to talk with tho President on pro
tection and was granted a short Interview,
Ho was also mado happy by tho announce
ment that n new collector had been ap
pointed for tho Sixth district ot his native
A delegation of colored men, most of
whom are employed hi tlio Government
Departments, calfed to urge tho claims of
Professor James M. Gregory to bo appointed
Hecorder of Deeds of tlio District. As
usual, tlio delegation aimed to lib very so
crctltonnd declared that their visit was
merely ono to talk over tlio condition and
outlook of tho ltepubllcan partv In tlio
country. In tho party wcro: (I. W. Jack
son, Professor Fowler, V. II, Scott, Hamil
ton Smith. W. It. Davis, Jcsso Law son, F.
O. Barbndoes, 0. W. Atwood and G. A.
It was n pretty good day for District
people, for tho colored delegation was suc
ceeded by n committee, from tho Knights of
St. John, who waut tho President to rovlow
the order w hen It parades Monday. As tho
President Is likely to bo at Capo .May when
the procession reaches tho Wlilto IIouso ho
was compelled to dccllno tho Invitation,
which was extended by Messrs. Charles F.
McLaughlin, Andrew ulcason and James
"District matters are now under cousld
erotlon by tho President," said Secretary
Halford this afternoon, "and his desk Is
pretty well fitted with papers submitted In
support ot the claims ot tlio various appli
cants. Four ofllccs will bo filled shortly
Itccordcr of Deeds, Hcglster ot Wills, Mar
shal and District Attornoy but It Is Im
possible for mo to say just when theso ap
pointments will ho announced. Still, I do
not think they will bo mado this week, and
the) may bo delayed until tho first of next
mouth." Tho President Is going over tho
papers In each coso very carefully, and ho
desires to scttlo thcso District ofllclals be
foro ho goes olt on his summer vacation,
which will bo spent at Deer Park."
It has not yet been determined how long
tho President will remain absent from
Washington when bo goes to tho Park, but
Its proximity to tho Capital will render It a
comparatively easy matter for him to re
turn to tho hlto House at a few hours'
notlco If his presence Is required.
Among ttioso who saw tho President to
day wcro Hon. H. Blsbcc, Florida; Dr. J.
K. lloudc, C. C. Bouncy, Chicago;-Senator
it. S. Carr nnd C. T. Caldwell, Parkersburg,
V. Va.; Gcorgo Reed, Union, Ind.; C, A.
Cuehman, Old Town, Me.; Dr. W. P.
Jones, Nashville, Teim., and Hon. It. B. F.
Secretary Proctor returned to tho city
this morning and has been In conference
with tho President this afternoon In rela
tion to matters of Interest to his Depart
incnt. Thrco appointments wcro announced nt
tho Wlilto II01160 to-day: Hiram 1J. Devol
of Missouri to bo collector of Internal rovo
mio for tlio Sixth district of Missouri.
Tdward D. Bostlck to bo a lieutenant In
Edward Lloyd, Jr., to bo n lieutenant
(Junior grade) In tho navy.
LATE DEPARTMENT NEWS.
Cltll Service ltnlo No. 10,
Civil scrvlco rulo No. 10, as modified by
President HarrUon, makes ox-Federal sol
diers eligible for reinstatement In the
classified sonlco without regard to tlio time
of their dismissal. Tho rulo btforo Its
modification limited the tlmo In which ex
Federal soldiers could bo reinstated to ono
year from tho date of their discharge This
effect of tho modification of tho rulo will bo
far-reaching nnd radical In character.
Tho Hallway Mall Sen Ice, with Its
3,500 clerks, and tho forco ot post
ofllco Inspectors liino recently been
within tho scope of tho Civil Scrvlco
rules. Superintendent Bell of tho Hallway
Mall Sen Ice sa) s tho modification ot rule
10 will ruako eligible for rc-lustatemcnt In
that sen Ico alono from 200 to 300 cmplq) es
who wcro removed during tho past few
years. I'ostolllco Inspectois, some fifteen
or twenty men, who wcro discharged dur
ing tho past fow jcais nro now eligible nnd
- 111 probably bo reappointed. In tho va
rious Executive Departments In tho classi
fied scrvlco pel haps COO clerks who h.ivo
been dismissed within tho past fow years
aro now mado ellglblo for ro Instatemcnt.
AVccdluir Out l'rotomlcrj.
Vostmaster-Gcncral Wauamnkcr has Is
sued an order dlicctlng all cmploics of the
Postofllco Department to ruako a full state
ment of nil services performed by them
during tho lalo' war In tho ariny or mvy
and to file the statement within ten days.
It has been charged that certain emplo)cs
lu the Depaitmcnts, who hao never served
In the army, navy or marine corps, have an
nstcrUk, Indicating military or naval serv
ice, prefixed to their names In tho rosters
of tho bureaus In which they aro ciuplojcil,
l'ostmastcr-llenernl Wanamaker's order Is
Intended to weed out all the names of pre
tindors from tho list of veterans employed
In tho different bureaus of tho Department.
Tho Charleston's Itoyiil Hell.
Tho Secretary ot tho Navy has willten a
letter to Representative Morrow of Califor
nia, thuuklng him for the Information re
garding the metal In tho bell ot tho new
cruiser C'hni lesion. Mr. Morrow lu Ills let
ter Informed tho Secretary that a fow du)s
before tho casting of tho bell tlio pattern
maker suggested that each of the workmen
on tho steumercoiitilbute teuceuts In silver
to enrich tho composition, nnd glvo a supe
rior ring to It, Tlio cutlro force, more thau
a thousand, responded to n man. Tho sum
realized amounted to nbout $150, noailv nil
of It lu ten cent pieces. It was placed In
tbo crucible, nnd mlxedwlth tho other metal
used In making tho bell.
A Court of Inquiry Ordered.
As a result of tlio grouudlug ot the Con
stellation near Capo Jleury on Tuesday a
naval court of Inquiry to luvcstlgato'tho
circumstances attending tho matter wns
to-day ordered by Secretary Tracy. Tho
court will consist of Commander A, It.
Yates, president: Commanders O. A, Batrh
cllcr and W. 0. Wise, and Lieutenant
Osterhaus as Judgo-advocato. Commander
Harrington ot tho Constellation has been
authorized to attend tho sessions and cross
cxamlno tho witnesses. ,
Lieutenant Carter' Uiiso,
first Lieutenant O. M. Carter of tho
Army Engineer Corps, against whom
charges ot inalfcasauco lu ofllco havo been
made, has beou ordered from Savannah,
On., whero ho lias ikargo ot tho liver and
hntbor Improvements, to Port Clinch,
I'loildn, on tcmpoiary duty, pending au
Investigation of the charges by InspcUot
The I'll., I or tho Kind.
Poitniastcr-GcucrnI Wauamakcr has ap
pointed V. A. Itoblusou of Colorado a post
olllio Inspector under modified tlvll seivlco
nilo 10, which pcmillk ox-Fcdcrnl soldiers
to bo reinstated lu the classified seivlco
without oxnmlnallou. This Is tho first ap
pointment lu tho I'ostolllco Dcpartmout
under I he modified I tile,
biireoon-neuoriil Hamilton' Trip.
Surgeon General Hamilton of tho Marino
Hospital lluicau has left tor Portland. Me.,
to Inspect tho maitno hospitals at Portland,
Me.; Vineyard Haven, Mass., nnd Boston.
Later ho will attend tho meltings ot tho
American Medical Association at Ncnpoit,
It. I. '
Inlvilor Department Change.
Miss Fanny It. Kelcher has been pro
moted riom cloik at $600 to $1,000, Pouslou
Ofllco. MIssAlIco It. Jo) co has been pro
moted fiom $3 pei day to 000 per car,
Indian Affairs Office.
Tho following-named pensions havo been
granted to lesldeuts of this District; Oilg
lual Imalld. Domlulck llodd): Incioase,
James C, McConnell, Charles Brlese; re
Issue, Joseph 0. Hqnlree, William P. Davis:
rclssuo and Increase, Charles McCmteo,
AN OLD ARTILLERYMAN RELATES
An Account of tlio I'liyslcnl lliaiulnn
Hon Which Applicant Iinvo to
Undergo A Itlffld Standard Which
Many 1'nll to Attain.
"I have seen nearly flvo years In tho
army, I have fought Indians nnd
Greasers, I have pcen nearly every gar
rison In tho country, but hero, right
hero In tho Capital City, Is tho first tlino
I was ever nshamed of mv country "
It wns n six-foot nitfllcryman who
was talking nnd ho had Just coiuo out
of the Henlth Ofllco. Tho artilleryman
was an applicant for n position on tho
police force nnd had Just come down
stairs after being examined by tho four
police surgeons as to his physical Illness
to be n policeman.
Thcso physical examinations nro
conducted behind closed doors, nnd it
is whero many of tho applicants fall.
In fact, only about twenty per cent, of
them can pass.
"What did they do?" nsked n half
dozen other applicants who wcro
standing about tlio door awaiting their
turns to go upstairs. The regular days
for examluntlons nro nltcrnatc Wcdnes
dnys, but Inst Wednesday there wcro so
many applicants that they could not all
be examined at once, and n special ex
nmlnntlon wns held ycstculiiy. Of
course nil the wallers outside wcro
anxious to know what they might ex
pect when their turns came, and to n
little knot of them tho artilleryman told
his exporienco: "You go up tlio third
floor," ho said, "and Into a little, low,
bnck room, where the four doctors nic.
Tho first thing they do they tell you to
tnke oft your clothes. This Is nil light
If they'd glvo you n decent place to do it;
but you have to mull ess In n little bed
100m where thcio Isn't hardly room to
turn around. Then you go back Into
the 100m where the doctors are, nnd
they weigh nnd incisure you around
the chest with your bicath all blown
out, and then with It drawn In. Then
they pound you on the breast and listen
to see If there Is anything tlio matter
with your hcait.
"Hut tho worst thing about the whole
business Is the rooms whero tlio exam
ining Is done. They nro two little
rooms without nny ventilation except
tho windows; there isn't any dressing
room, nnd you linvc to dress nnd un
dress lu nllttlo 100111 with nbed In It
thnt tho Janitor sleeps In. Then tlio old
carpet on tho lloor looks ns It it hnd
been thcro for years, and I don't bo
llevo It wns ever clenn. You havo to
walk mound bn Hint In your b.iro fceL
Except a chnlr or two nnd 11 tablo tlicto
Is no fuinitiiic nt all scniccly. I don't
mind it at all myself. I've seen enough
roughing It slnco I've been In tho ni til
lciy, Mil don't mind n little thing like
that. Hut It makes mn nshamed to sco
such Indications of nbject povcity ns
you see up there where thcso doctors
are. Why. tho building Isn't fit to bo
used. And look nt thu building tho
Pollco Ilcadininrlcrs Is In; Isn't It 11
Tho pioccss of examining applicants
for positions on the pollco forco Is Inter
esting. Hut it Is In piivnto nnd nobody
but tho four doctors nnd tho applicant
who Is being examined Is allowed to
witness It. Dr. McKim, the veteran
police surgeon, snld ycstciday that ho
had been one of thu examining board
for twenty-seven yenis nnd ho cannot
remember thcro ever having been a
single person except the boinl nnd the
applicant undergoing examination pros
cut at any CMimlaution. The rule is
strictly cnfoiecd, and officers of the
Police Dcpnitment arc not allowed to
bo present, Tho lenson Is thnt It might
be unpicnsant to somo of tlio applicants
to Mttpdown naked beroio a non-pio-fesslonnl
It InLes nbout ten or fifteen minutes
for nn applicant to go thiough tho ex
amination. Ho goes up tho two stories
of stnhs and opens the door into n back
room, gioplng ids way caicfully till ho
leaches the door so ns not to fnll down
the Liookcd Mnlrwny In thu dnikness.
AVheu ho goes thiough tho door he
goes Into a little, low-ccillnged room
with two windows on ono side. If tlio
applicant Is tall enough to get on the
fmcc he must be flvo feet eight incites
high his head will bo within a cuupjo
of feet of the ceiling. The walls aro
coveitd with dingy, lime-stalucd, yel
lowish paper, and the furnltuie con
sists of four wooden chairs, 11 stovo,
tabic, chest of diawcrs, aud a scale with
n nlckel-plnted 101I nt ono side of It so
that the applicant can bo lucasmcd as
ho stands on tho scalo to bo weighed.
As thu nppllcnnt comes in one of tho
doctois sitting nt thu table takes his
name nnd icsldence. The chnnccsnio
Hint tho applicant gives his icsldeneo ns
nt llio gunmen, ns thu nmjoilty of tho
applicants mo lu somo binncfi of thu
sen Ico. After he has told the doctoi
his name the applicant goes back Into
a bed-loom that Is used by tho janitor
as 11 living apartment nnd dlsiobes.
Then ho comes bnck to whcio tho doc
tois nic. First thu nnpllcant Is posed
In nn umlrnped condition that would
delight n llio class of nitlsts on tho
Wliilo one ot tho doctors weighs hhu
another measuies his height. Thcso
pmst bu lu propoiliou. That is, a mm
must weigh not less tlmn ISO pounds to
get on thofoice, If ho is six feet tall
he must weigh nioie. If two Inches
over six feet still mote, mid so on,
After tbo applicant's weight and height
me ncoidcd, If they 1110 satisfactory,
thu dcctois feel his muscles to sco what
ids physical condition Is. He Is not ia
ijtilicd to glvo any exhibition of piowtss
of any soil, but llio epcilcuccd doctois
can tell whether ho Is stiimg enough
for pollco duty by feeling of his
muscles. Then a tnpc-nieasuio Is
passed mound his chest nnd tho appli
cant is told to expel nil thu biouth tiom
his lungs. When this Is done ho Is
told to lullnto lliciu to their fullest ca
pacity, nnd tho amount of epnnslou
Ids chest Is eapnblo of liecorded,
This Is legniikd ns a veiy lmpoilnnt
thing by tlio doctoin. Tho power of
expansion Indicates the applicant's
"wind," or ability to do html wot It for
consldeinblo tlmo without gelling out
of bicath. Thu doclois tliiinip his
(best with their knuckles, ami place
their cam over his heart and listen. A
little li regularity In thu beau beats, tlio
slightest wheezing bound fiom the
lungs whin tho doctor is listening with
Ids car glued tu llio applicant's buck,
between tho bhouldcis anything but
peifect icgulnilty In tho lylhmlc bent
of thuhcait or llio como and go cf llio
bieath disqualify tho applicant
Tlio applicant Is questioned while lie
is being examined as to his patents'
health nnd what tlicy died of, if ihoy
nic dead. Porno of thesu applicants nio
magnificent specimens of physical man
hood. In fact, Washington policemen
hnvo to bo taller than thosoof any other
city Many of them aro piond, too, of
their physical petfectnns and nwcll
up their biceps for the doctors lii n way
that argues III for any unfortunate's
head Hint they mny bo called on to club
when they aro on tho force. The ex
amining board Is formed of thu four
police surgeons, of whom Dr. McICIm
Is tho oldest. Ho has been a pollco sur
geon for over a quarter of a century,
and Is stilt as active as men years
"It Is n remarkable fact," ho savs,
"but I don't think there hns been n sin
gle cao of cnlaiired veins on the forco
In Its history. This speaks well for tho
old examining boaul and shows Hint
they did their work thoioughly. If a
man has tho lenst tendency townid lids
dllllcully, his long hours on tho hard
pavements will "bring It out, and of
course when this haimensthc man Is en
tirely disabled. Aside fiom the neces
sity of protecting life nnd piopertyof
citiens by appointing only men who
nro physically perfect on tho police
force and this Is the mnln icnson why
the physical examination Is so sovore
we nro also very careful In order tojiro
lect the policemen themselves. They
have a pension fund for disabled police
men and If men whoso health was
questionable were appointed tho pen
sion fund would bo too rapidly depleted
by tho olIcemcn who would bo
too easily disabled. The nrcrago tlmo
n man enn pcrfoim pollco duty beforo
ho Is killed or disabled In most cities Is
about nlno yean. Hero It Is nearer
twelve. You see that the less rigid tlio
physical examination ts tho shorter tho
tlmo of service will bo and thu 111010 de
pendants on the pension fund thcro will
be. Any organic disorders disqualifies
an applicant. The heart and lunss
must bo perfect. Tobacco hcait, which
we sometimes Hud, disqualifies nn ap
It Is all very nice, this examination,
and it Is a necessary thing, but thcio
certainly ought to bo some better plnco
for the examinations than where thoy
nro now held. Tho rooms used nro
decidedly too shabby for this purpose,
nnd arc alike unpleasant to tho board of
surgeons and the applicants who hnvo
to be examined in tfiem.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY.
J, I". A. Jliiirk; real estate: "Thero Is
absolutely no news lu our real estate world
at present. Probably thcro will bo a chungo
by Saturday, but things aro very slow Just
A Colored jrcsscvflcr In tho Navy Depart
ment: "Yas, do sltuachuu oh do colored
man now-a-days differs In n 'straodluary
way from do colored man oh twenty )cars
ago. Do wlilto folks now 'predate do fact
dat do colored man can do somet'Ing better
A Washington Guide: "Is our profession
ft pa) tug one? Yes, though erratically so.
Some da)s wo make a good deal, others wo
count by tho pennies. As ourlucomo Is de
rived from visitors, our bouama times aro
dn)s of national celebration."
Jlcrtiaul Smythc: "I havo Just como over
from Johnstown. Tho city Is beginning to
get In shape again. But a short tlmo ago It
wasnnful; tho sights that met 011r oyes
ou all hands wero something sickening.
Home of tho Inhabitants aro Just bcgluuliii;
to realize what a catastronuy his happened
UVHiViiii 6'iiWoii, Jr.: "Beyond doubt
football knocks nil other sports Into a
cocked hat. I ought to know If any should.
Tho last time I pla)cd I was can led off tho
Held In a dreamy condition whilst myriads
of little stars scintillated around my brain.
The samo day au old scboolmito of 111I110
was killed iila)lug a game ot 'ltugby' out
Guard at A'aii'Yuul: "Yes, we hao a
great many visitors, but 110110 havo been al
lowed to go Into tho Xavy-Ymd slnco tho
reieut freshet, as tho machine shops aud
other places of lutercst aro all In disorder
and unfit to ho seen by lsllors. Tho loss
totlio Nnvy-Yaul was very large, about
$10,000 I should Judge.''
Gtoffc II. Ciwrf: "Yes, If tho canal was
abandoned I would put steam power lu my
mills aud keep ou running them. I don't
know bow many of tho other millers w ould.
Those who own their mill properties prob
ably would tontluuothclrbitsluessbysteam
power, but I guess that thoso who h.ivo
leased mills would most of them go out ot
Jttmes A. ilahoiwj (actoi): "Yes, Wash
Ington audiences nro peculiarly uu-Ameil-can
In (heir maimer of show lug appreciation
mid depi citation. Noting tho silence, and
cometlinis tho hisses, which greet a bad
actor, and tlio generous applauso bestowed
upon tho nitlst, ono Is reminded of tho
prompt disci Imlnatlon of thu 'Drury Lino'
or 'Cot eut Harden.' "
Tliomui Laudon (lately Imported): "I
cawnt Imagine whyjou blawslcd Amewl
can chaps don't play cricket doutchcrkiiow.
I believe thcro are a few fellows aliout tho
country who go lu for It, but ou all seem
mightily taken with a sorter of or kind ot
a thing called base ball, dontchersee, which
Is shnpl) a poor awtempt at au old Lngllsh
garao ot ours eallo I 'wounders,' yerknow."
Jtoiid .. Gill, late Principal Lxamlucr
U. S. Pension Bureau: "Thanks; jou may
say lu response to the many kind letters I
haorcccled relative to my summary io
moval by Secretary Noblo that 'I havo a
song to sing,' but not now, Walt until tho
meicury subsides 11 little and tho 'bloom Is
oil tho r)c.' Tho truth Is, tho Secretary
was Imposed upon by unscrupulous, but
ambitious people. 1 am piepailug a state
ment of tho whole case for publication,
which Ipiomlso ou shall be 'mighty In
tel estlng reading' foi 601110 folks. As this
will reach ever) body who Is am body, let
my ft lends possess themelvcs In patience,
remcnibcilug that 'Justlco travels with n
leaden foot, hut 6till.es with an Iron
THE SIOUX TREATY.
Ited Vlnud is Impudent Hut finally
Como to Terms.
Vim: Hidoe Aoenci, Due., Juno !J0.
The books wcio opened nzaln yesterday for
thoso Indlaus who deslrc'd to rea;l6ter lu
favor of tho Sioux bill. A few did so. but
tho au'rago was smallas compared with tho
second day at Ilosebud. lied Cloud nnd
Little. Wound asked for 11 private council
with Geueiul Crook, at which tlio former de
clared his unalterable opposition to the bill.
Ho grew Impudent and began to order tho
Commission from the Agency, when dene
ral Crook quieted him by lemlndliig tho
Chief ot many former acts ot duplicity,
Then lied Cloud tliicalcned to tako Ills men
on tho wai path, aud General Crook
oidcied nil tlio ponies taken nwny. When
they wcio told that till who wanted to skru
could do so at tho agent's olllce, 400 red
skins, headed by lied Cloud himself,
mnichtd up and leglstcred their names,
'llio CoimnlMlnn also held ft council with
tbo Northern Ciiejci'iies, who aro lr.icr
and moro Industrious. Tho speeches gou
cinll) wero In favor of tho bill.
Illds lor n New School,
Bids wire opened to-dnv by tho Coin
mlssloucis for the erection of an ilsht-iooiu
brick public school building ou I' stieut,
between Thirtieth nnd Tlility-flrtt sliucta
northwest. V. 1'. Harrison, II, Patrick mid
J, 11. Howlctt wcio tbo bidders. Tlio con
tract was nwaided to .Mr. Garrison for iSi,
POO. Bids wero also opened for bulldlug a
second story addition to the school building
at lleniiliiL'VStatlon. J. II, (limit was tho
lowiet bidder, and was given thccontinct
8ho Con hided Another Woman,
New Yohk, Juno 20,Tlio .Sun's Hoshon,
Iud special, bays: Josephine, tho sister of
Madso Wlikham, tho violinist, dtessed her
self iubo)'s clothing, Tuesday night, and
meicllcssly cowhldcd au unknown woman,
who was 011 her way to a clandestine meet
lug with her father,
William Itooso has been elected an hon
orary member of 81. John's Couuuaudtry,
K. T, No, I ot I'tovMeuce, K, I,
DOCKIHG HORSES' TAILS.
Judge llrmlloy Dccldos Thnt It Is Not
Cruelty to Anlinnls,
Judge Bradley Hits morning rendered .1
decision which Is ot much Interest to oco
pic, who havo horses for hunting purposes.
Dr. Alcxandir F. JIc.Mastcr was In tho
Criminal Courtliorgcd with cruelty Io ani
mals lu docking the talisof Mr. J. Herbert's
horses. Tlio raso was placed ou trlil
jesterday afternoon, Agent Key of tho Hu
mane Society liclng tlio prosecuting wit
ness. Tho defense offeicd was that tho
horse's tall, If left at Us natural length,
would becomo muddy and dirty if tlio ani
mal was used lu fox-hunting or cross
country riding of any kind. When tho
horses' tails wcro docked It was dona so
quickly that, although a short portion of
cartilage was cutoff, tho horso fcltlittlo
or no pain.
1'rotecutor Shlllliigton asked whether
tolls wero not necessary to horses In lly
time, and tho Doctor replied that tails aro
necessary to horses In their wild state. It
Is expected that a domestic animal will bo
protected by man. Judge Bradley was
nsked by Iho defendant's counsel, Chapln
Brown, to Instruct tho Jury that thcro could
tic no conviction ot cruelty. lu the courso
of his remarks Judge Bradley said: "Tho
pain Is ery slight: it Is not nearly as much
pain as branding tlio animal, and yet that Is
rccogulied as a right of tho owner to cnablo
him to claim bis property. There Is not
sufllclcnt cWdoncoju this raso to Justify a
verdict of guilty of cruelty."
Ho went on to soy that ho did not think
that tho docking of horses' tails was con
templated In tho statute under which the
prosecution was Instituted, and that this
operation wns Included within tho right of
an owner to so handle his property as to
better adapt It to his uses. Tho Jury was
therefore Instructed to acquit.
THC IHTEBSTATE COMMISSION.
An Important Ooostlon Io Como Up
tin the 1.1th.
An Interesting cisc will como up beforo
tho Iutcrstato Commcrco Commission for
hearing on the !i"th Instant, Involving nn
important question lu cotton transportation
rates. The complainant lu the case Is the
New Orleans Cotton Uxchango aud tho de
fendants aro the eovcral railroads carrying
cotton from New Orleans to the Eat,
pilnclpal among them being tl Louisville,
New Orleans aud Tcxa.
Tho complaint Is that a higher rate Is
charged, proportionate to tho dlstanco, for
cotton carried from poluls In the cotton
belt to New Orleans thau from
New Orleans to the Eastern manufac
turing cities. Tho Cotton Exchango also
complains that a higher rato Is charged on
cotton transported from Memphis to New
Orleans than tbo proportionate rato as cot
ton fiom Memphis to New Orleans amounts
to when cotton Is being carried on a
through bill lading to Liverpool from Mem
phis, via New Orleans.
On tho 37th Instant a hearing will bo
given tbo Independent Hcfluers' Assoch-
ions of Titusvlllo and Oil City aaralnst va
rious railroads In a case Involving trans
portation rates ou oil to the seaboard.
No complalut has been made to tho com
mission jet rclatUoto tho recent decision
of tho I). A O. It. It. Co. to Issue reducod
tickets to parties ot ten or more.
ANOTHER STRIKE PROBABLE.
Tho Controversy Iletrreon U. V. Olll
cluls mill Locomotive lCnglueertf.
Omaha, Neil, Juno 20, Tho controversy
bctw ccn the ofllclals of tho Union Pacific and
tho grtc anco committee ot tho Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers over tlio schedule
of wageito apply on tho Kansas Central has
grown Uesperato, nud unless tho demand of
iho engineers for tho restoration of tho for
mer schedule Is granted a general walk-out
6cemslne liable at all points. Yesterday tho
engineers' committee contorted w Ith tho of
ficlalsof the road. General Manager Kimball
requested that n board of aibitratlon bo
appointed to settlo tho dispute,
llio engineers held n coufereuco
ou this proposition and decided that there
was no question to arbitrate. Mr. Kimball
then asked the engineers to defer further
action until he skould hear from Vice-President
Holconibe, who Is now in Portland.
A member of the committee sa)s that un
less I hey receive a faorablo answer from
Jlr. Holcombo to day they will ask Chief
Arthur to order a stilke on tho entire Union
IN FAR OFF LANDS.
TliutiriitnH of Aiiiiiilcnn Soldiers nud
Hullois Deiorutcd on May HO,
S N Tu txcisco, Juno 20. Tho steamship
Oceanic of the Occidental and Oriental
Company's lino arrived lust night from
Hong Kong and Yokohama. The ofltiers
nud men of the United States vessels lu tho
harbor of Yokohama performed tho eero
niony of decorating the graves ot tho Amer
ican soldiers and sudors Tu the general com
iter.vatthat placo on May SO. The cere
monies were perfoimed by tho ofllccrs and
crews of tho warships Omaha and Mouoc
ocy. 'Iho orations wcio delhcicd bv Com
rado J. G. Tllton of tho Omaha. Consul
General Greathouso and his staff attended.
The monument elected at Omorl to tho
memory of tho ofllccrs and crew of tho cor
vette Oneida, sunk In Toklo Ihy, ISTO, wns
decorated by a detail ot veteians and sous
of vi tenuis from tho ilugshlp Oniiln.
ICE TO CO UP.
Hut Tbcic la no 1'rospect of it famine
In Thnt Article.
There Is a probability that another month
ficm now will witness an Increase lu tho
prlco of Ico in this City, Thcio Is no likeli
hood of an Ico famltic, however, for thero
Is a good supply on hand and tho Client
l'alls Ico Company bus 10,000 tons of Ico
afloat ou tho way to Washington.
If tho weather continues very hot, tho
vlslblo supply of Ico will buuoue too much,
aud may full slim t of tho heavy demands,
tho principal calico which may lead to au
lucrcaso lu prlco lu llio fichrht tales on Ico,
which haiondianced 100 pir cent. 1 11 tho
11 now costs &1.2S per ton to bilug ico
from Malno to Washington, and this rato Is
likely to bo Increascd.'for tho reaon that
Ico usscls cannot taku return cargoes of
coal since thu canal has tieeu de.-irojed.
At prisent Ico Is cheaper In Washington
than in New York. Philadelphia, Boston or
Chicago, nud at all of tbo above places It Is
Increasing lu pilce.
'I lie nmrrlagoof Mr, Harry A. Dulton and
Miss Annie K. Goerucr was solemnized
last cu'iiIdb nt llio l'lfth Baptist Church,
llov. C, C. Mcadorofllcl ulng. JIany of thtlr
friends wcio present. The bildo appeared
lu n becoming dress ot cteum albatross and
can led a beautiful bouquet ot pctiil roses.
A few of those lu attindcnco were: .Mr. nnd
Mrs. Gnlluher nud daughter, Mrs. 1'. II,
Pierce, .Mrs John S, Finch, Mr. and Mrs,
Losauo, Mrs. D11II11, .Mis. Wallace lliadley
aud daugbtei. Tbo usheis wero Messrs.
Jiuncs C. Dulln, 1'iauk I.osano, Noel B.
I'm Kb and 1'. II. Pierce.
Ilulldlui; rormlU Imtucd.
Permits woio Issued by tho Building In
spector today as follows: ITtmau it
Itiadfoid, 1S10 Sixteenth street northwest,
bilck (twilling, $10,000; W. 8. Booso, 1MH
rouiteeulh street northwest, bilck woik
shop, 3.170; Milton Milliard, 10'W Third
sticit northwest, bilck dwelling, $l,b00,
1'ntrlck (llenson. l','S G sticct northwest,
bilck stable, &00; John lllley, brick
saloon, ROOScvcnlh blrcet 1101 IIih est, $7,000;
llobcit Waldion, 000 nnd COS I street, and
t-rxito 811) Sixth sticct northeast, 8 brick
lire nn Ward' l!aml,
New Yoiik, May 20. At 1:12 this after
noon au alarm of llro fiom tho iiisauo asy
lum ou Want's Island was mug. Tho lire
ts In tho (Ir)lug 100111, but tlio extent Is not
Hie Johnstown Itellof 1'lllid.
Still contributions foi the Johnstown
sulTereis continue to como to Treasurer
Johuson. To-day he leeelvcd a lontnlm
Hon of $111 fiom tho OUlcers ot the I' H,
S. Vensacola This contribution makes tho
grand total ot money contributed la Wash
WHEELS WILL WHIRL.
WORK ON THE CANAL TO BEGIN
Thou tho Gcorotonn Mills Will Itc
diiublo Their limy Hum of Industry
to lUnbo Up Tor Lost Tlmo Sinning
tho Contract this Aftoniou,
Tho Georgetown millers nro in Prod
dent anmbrlll's room in tho Chesapeake
and Ohio Cnnnl ofllco this afternoon to
flgn tho contracts that shall eventuate
In Hie icnalr of tho Georgetown lovel of
the canal nnd In the lcsumptiou of tho
milling business In Georgetown. This
Is whnt tho meeting Is for, but thero Is
Mill possibility of fmthcr disagreement.
Ycstculny, as Mnted In Tm: Cutiiu,
thu mllleis formulated a contract
for the rcpnlr of tho Georgetown
level, the neccssniy money to be con
tributed by tho Georgetown people,
who would bo repaid from tho water
rente. This contract they took to the
cnnnl olllce nnd laid It beforo Ficsldciit
Onmbrlll nnd tho hoard of directors.
The contract did not suit them. It pro
vided thnt llio cnnal should be repaired
by Hccktr&lllunsdoii, who wcro not to
be icipiiicd to give nny bond, nud noth
ing wns snld about the supervision or
approval of tho woik. Tho contract
was Ilntly rejected by tho cnnal people.
1'iesldcnt Onmbrlll said lids morning
that this was done not only to prolcet
the Canal Company from poor work,
but to also piotect the millers from a
possibility of tho contractors taking ad
vnntngo of them by abandoning the
woik after tlneo or four payments hnd
been innde. Jlr. Gnmbril! thought
Hint theso contractors would not abide
by their bid of $1!),?50, when they
knincd tho magnitude of the woik, and
that it would havo to be so done as to
meet the approval of the cannl superin
tendent, Jlr. J. I. lllscr. There wcro
soma other minor things in the contract
tlio millers dicw up thnt the
canal pioplo didn't like, too. nnd so
lids morning Jlr. flnmbrlll diew up
another contract more lu accord with
what he thought was right; In fact, the
ronlititt that the directors authoilzcd
lit 111 to make. This wns submitted to
the committee, nud thoso who saw It
About 11 o'clock Jlr. Iltnndford wns
given tho draft of the contract and came
over to this city to get It copied on a
ty pcwrlter. Tho contract Is quite In do
tail and Is somo three or four hundred
words long. Tho necessity of coming
over hero to get the contract typewritten
enmed borne delay, but It Is expected
that tltc two copicswlll be icady for tho
signntuics this afternoon when tho com
liilttccs meet nt tho canal olllce. The
contract thnt Is being signed this after
noon, unless thero is another
hitch, pioIded Hint aufllcicnt money
for thciepnlr of tho Georgetown level
of tho cannl shnll bo plnceil in the bank
In Gcorgttown, to bo drawn out only
on the joint check of 1'iesldent Gam
brill and Gcoigo V, Clssel, who Is to be
ticnsurer of tho millers' committee
The Cnnnl Company Is to let the 'con
tract foi reopening tho canal to the
committee of millers, nnd the work Is
tobedono under the supervision of
Supcilntendent lJIcr of the Cannl
Coinpnny. Ifthcwoikls not sntlsfuc
toiy to both, Jlr. Clssel, who will look
out for tho mllleis' Interest, and to
President Onmbrlll. checks for tho pay
ment of tho work cannot bu di.iwii.
Payments nic to be nindo weekly to with
In twenty percent, of tho whole value
of woik dono up to tho dale of pay
ment, this hold back being In tho mi
lino of a penalty to Iiisuio good work.
Tho money paid for water lents Is to bo
deposited In bank as fast as collected, to
Ihucndltof tho fund raised to lepalr
Hie canal, until all the money sub
seilbcd has been refunded to the sub
scilbcis. This Is expected to lako about
tw 0 or llncc ycais. The canal company
Is to hove, equally with tho mllleis,
supei vision of tho dlsbuisemcnl ot the
money In tho bank.
So far as Is known none of the mll
leis nuiko objection to this contract of
Jlr. Oninbilil's and piobably It will
bu signed. Ono of lis piovlsions is
Hint thu woik Minll bo douo within
tidily days fiom tho day It Is formilly
Mgmd, Nothing is said 'in Hie contract
about subletting tho contract to llcckcr
& lllunsdon, though It Is not unlikely
that lids will bo done. The mllleis,
who by this ngi cement become the con
tractois for the icpalr of tho cnnal, say
Hint woik will be begun Jlonday, and
nt cvciy one of tbcin Is losing money
by Iho stoppage of their mills until thu
woik N finished and water turned Into
Ihe cnnnl they mo going to push the
woik foi all they aio worth.
Not qullo enough money Is vet raised
to pay for the work, though Jlr. JI0010
tnid ycstciday Hint it could be raised In
twenty-four boms. About $3,000 moio
nio needed to pay for the woik, though
woik can bo begun with tho amount
uliendy subscilbed If necessary. Nona
of Hie mllleis anticipate any particular
dllllcully lit raising what money is
nicdcd. It would cost as much or
mote to leplnco tho water with steam
power In a single big mill as toiepdr
the whole level. Unless tho millers
can ngieo Io the contract Picsldcnt
Gnmbilll hns drawn up, by dliccllou of
the canal dliectms ycslciday, It Is piob
able that thcio may be still further
delay, because Picsldcnt Onmbrlll enn
only make such 11 contract as the di
lectins authoiicd him to.
Iliirlnl rorinlts Ismicil.
Burial permits havo been issued by tho
Health Olllccrror tlio past twenty-four hours
ns follows: Mlnnlo L. Fljnn, U5 )cais;
May A. Alexander, 78; Udward Flynn, 0
months; Mav C. Towushend. 41 )car; Lva
II. Luston, !iij llobert If. Spindle, 0 1; Sam
uel M. Grail, IS; I. II. Grace, ll; Gcorgo
P.. Ilumphie)s, 10 mouths; William L.
McCaith), 7 mouths: Itoso O'lhlcii, M
years; Thorp II, Pond, 8 months, and tho
following colored: Thomas T)lcr, S )ears;
Cornelia Chase, a months; Katlo Piatt, 10
)c.irs; l.ameuco K. Brooks, 1; 1'iauk Free
man, S'J; Binjamlii II. Lewis, t month;
DaxIdChlsley, US jcars; Lewis A. l!oc, I
llio L'nimtollutlou In Tow.
ruimiEns Momioc, V., Juno SO. Tho
C.8. S. Constellation passed here at 1 o'clock
jisteiduy afternoon lu tow for Norfolk,
Tbo Dlstikt has sued l'ereilne W.
Biownlng and others for the salo of prop
erly for uupald tau.
'Iho law 11 parties by tho ladles ot St.
Joseph's Cliiueh at Second nud C stieets
will bo continued tonight aud tomorrow
Charles Spiluguiaii had his left arm
bioKculnst tilulit by being thrown fiom his
huge) near tho II, A, V, Depot owing ton
A Intuitu y company, w Ith $',11,000 capital,
hasl'ten oigatilied, John W, Morguu Is
piisltUnt, Prank I,, Hood, xlco-prosldent,
Pliunln) Hod, trcasuier, and It. W.
Andrew Duffy was fined $1)3 by Judge
Miller this morning. At about 11 o'clock
hut night, at Fourth aud G streets, ho
Slabbed at a woman's dress, aud used up
peclal Oflleer Ferguson wlieu the latter
tilott to arrest Utu.
THE CflOHtH MURDEft.
Tho Manner or Ilurlio'n Arrcit n
Wixkiitci, Man., .I11110 'JO. lfow
llurko came Io bo iincskd l n mystery.
Chief of Police Jlcltno Is uncommutil
cntljo 011 tlio subjcit. A nuinbci of
stories hnvo been published, tomo of
them gllng the credit for tho arrest of
lliiike to Iho Chicago pollco and some
In the lxillco or Winnipeg. Chief Jre
llao rcluscs Io do either, to deny or
nllinn nny rumors. The Chief, how
ever, llnnlly did say that tho llrM he
heaid from Chicago wns nfler he hnd
w lied a description of Jlurke to Chief
IIouoiiton, Jliru., Juno 20. Tho
town of Hancock Is not n lltllo excited
over Iho lenort thnt nnothcr of tho men
concerned in tho Cronin minder rntuo
fiom Hicie. JInrtlu llurko, or Dclnticy,
If he was in Hancock or the surround
ing towns, must hno been known by
another nnme. As careful a pcnich ns
could bo mado In a day failed to find
any ono who knew anything about
such a mnn,
Three Thouxnmt Worltluon nt Johns
town nn n Strike.
Johnstown, Jiiuo SO. Flvo bodies wcro
recovered from the drift near the bridge
tills morning. Threo women nnd two
children, all badly (lecompoed and un
recognizable. Ono ot them had tho bodies
of two children aged about 0 and 14
clasped In her arms.
Very lltllo work Is being accomplished
to-da). About 3,000 of tho workmen aro
on a sti Ihe. Mcctlugs nro being held al
most constantly and speeches moro or less
lulctit aro bclug delivered wherever n body
of men can bo collected. Tho two causes
of dissatisfaction aro pay and proUslons.
Iho men are willing to work for $l.B0ncr
day, but they want their rations furnished
fiee. At present they aro pa) lug fifty cents
per day for rations furnished by tho
contractors. Tho food, they claim, ts very
poor lu quality and very much curtailed In
quantlt) . Tho men claim that thoy cannot
stand It unless thoy get moro to eat and
Ae shorter working hours they cannot
continue nt work. Acommlltcoof tho fore
men of Iho various gangs walled upon tho
contractors nt 11 o'clock nnd presented
tho grievances of tlio men under them.
Tho demands wcro heard and nn answer was
piomlscd them this afternoon.
At noon a crowd ot Italians prevented
thrco car loads of their countrymen, who
had Just arrived, from going to work until
tbo strike was over. Quito n number of
men continued at work lu Kcrnvlllo aud on
Main street In this city.
General Hastings states that the Stato
has nothing whatever to do with furnishing
food to tbo laborers. Ho deplores the un
fortunate stato ot affairs, but declines to
express an opinion as to tho probablo out
Tlio reunite IVnlk nt Kernnn's Itiico
lletwcen Messenger Ilna.
Tbo following Is tbo 2:40 scoro in tho
walking match at Kcrnan's to-da):
Tobias, ail miles, 7 laps; Massicot, 23.1, DO;
Henderson, 73, Vi; ltlcc, 80,15; Arnett, 108, 115;
P.vaus, !K9, 4; Mowbrav, 10-J, 14; Macbeth,
200; Fleming. 15?, 23; Smith, 191. 7;
Harvey, 143, .1. 111
Miss Fleming has gone to tho hospital.
Little Harry Callau has accepted the fol
"Hiiiicv C.ittAt, No. 0 Messenger,
Kaplil Transit Company: I hereby challenge
jou to race two miles, go ns-)ou-pleasc, at
Kirnaii's New Washington Theatre, on
Satiuday Juno 2?, 1SS0, between the hours
of 10 aud 12 o'clock. Wi. C. Ci.i.vn,
"No. 40 Messenger, Postal Telegraph Co.
"Juno IS, 1830.''
As Elmer Whlttlngton of tho Postal
Telegraph Company cannot accept n chal
lenge issued by Charles Herbert, the Itapid
Transit messenger, Herbert will therefore
taco Saturday night to break Whlttluglou's
rciord and tho championship of tho Dis
trict. 'Hie record for tho thrco miles ls2J
minutes 21 seconds. A handsome gold
medal will bo picsented by tho manage
TO PRESERVE AS MEMENTO.
A Northern Sjndlciilo lluylng up the
Ilisloiln Appomnttox field.
HtCiiMOMi, Vs.., Juno 20. A dispatch
from Appomattox Court-House tu tho
Illilimond Whim says: A gentleman by tho
name of Mlddhton, from Washington, D.
C, Is now hero and Liijlng nud taking
options on nil the land upon which General
llobcit 11. I.eu surrendered. Ho has already
bouttbt Captain Kindred's place, tho old
Jack l'nluo's tavcui propertv nud tlio Wil
liam Boss properly, upon which General
Lie surrendered. Ho Is now trying
to buy the old brick bulldlug In
which tho nttlcles of capitulation wero
diawn nud signed by Generals Leo and
Grunt. Mr. Mlddhton has bought up to
this tlmo about 1,."00 aeics of land aud has
options on scu-n other tiacts. What ho Is
going to do with tho piopert) Is not known,
but our citizens think hols repicscntlugn
Inquiry uiuoug local leal estate dealers
to-day fulled to secure any Information re
gardluc the s)udlcato mentioned. It Is
thought that Mr. I). W. Mlddlctou, whoso
ofllco Is lu the Atlantic Building, Is tho gen
tleman lcfcrrid to. Ho Is now In tho South.
IIiiiiROtl for Murder.
Miis I.imiino, N, J,, Juno 20. Androw
Grimes, convicted of murder ot Matu John
Martin, paid thu pcualty ot tho crime at
this plnco at 12.07 o'clock this afternoon
on Ihe scallold.
At tho llolclt.
Nath. lllslslp Farrar, New York, Is at tho
Ilcnn I). Tiemalu, Clarence Loxou aud
F. W. Halls, Now York, nio at tho Ariio.
W. II. lEoblusou, Boston, und F.dward
ClufT, New York, aro nt tho Hotel Johnson.
J. A. Hodgo, Jr., and 1'.. Haw lings, New
Yotk, and Ldwurd llcdloe, Philadelphia,
aio nt Clianibeillu's.
II. P. Ilolfe, Molilalia; Hon. I). !'.. Hill,
AI.1011, Ohio; O. A, Walker, lllchniond;
Jtweph Iladflcld, New York, nro at tho
C. C, Cheney, Chirac tho president of
Iho Western Bunk Note Company, arrived
here last evening and registered at tho
Ilenty II. Kerr, Chicago; J. W. Harilsou,
Niw York; John Miner, New Yoik; John
Blidsnll, Glen Cove, N, Y,, aio nt tho
Stephen II. Lew rvaud wife, Philadelphia;
J. 11. Andeisou, fl.mvllle. Va.; U. W.
Owens, Wilmington, Ohio, nio at tho
Howard House. IV,
W, I.. Stanton and wife, Atlanta; IMwIu
Mnnncus. Jireey Clt); J, C, Kennedy,
llitiolt; Itlclurd G. button, ltlclimoml, are
nt the St, James.
II. I). DeWolf, New York; J. Atwcll,
Pltlsbiug; .1. II, Woodward and wife, San
linuelsco; Adam l'.tcrly, Philadelphia, nio
nt tho lllggs IIouso.
William Sutton, St. Louis; l A. Beck
le) nnd wife, Now Haven, Coun.; S, W.
.McLean, New York, George U, Parsons,
Itklimoud, 1110 at Wlllard's.
S. T. Klmbell and wife, Chicago; It. T,
Armstrong, Birmingham, Ala.; J, W.
Doollttlo nud wife, l'opeka, Kan.: A. II.
Andrews, North Cuiollna; A. C. Vthttney,
Atlanta, aro nt tho Metropolitan.
Chailcs Sturgeon, Columbus, Ohio; W.
It. Tilgg, Richmond; J. P. Stockdale,
lllookl)ii; llobcit E. Becker, Cincinnati;
J, C. Fox, Atchison, Kan.; It. P., Kings
ford, Toronto, aro at tho National,
Local Wmithor forecast.
Showers, slightly warmer, followed
Vtl.lni. In- allnl.lti' nnilnr .nutliu ..aloft,.
.......J vj -... j ..v.'.t.) nuiti.t.K,IV..J
The thermometer at Scheller A Stevens',
Ninth sheet and tho Aveuuo, registered to
da) 0 a. ni.,73; 13 m., 80"i 3 r, in., Vf
THEY ELECT OFFICERS.
TWO SESSIONS OF THE PATRIOTIC
SONS TO-DA V.
Tim (jiirstlon of Colored I.oilgn l' "
Consldcrnlilo Discussion lloilon
letted ns Iho l'laco of Iho n'oxl M&ot.
The delegates to the convention o""
the Patriotic r'ons of America weie mrt
u-iycarl) In their seats at Klks' Hall
this morning. Tbo grcnt majority of
them looked a tililc tired nnd talked
obout the good lime they had at the
Hlggsllousebnnquct last night. Them
tiro morning rcsslon wns tnken up In tho
election of ofllccrs and this brought mil.
n full attendance. Tho following of
fleers were elected for the ensuing two
President, Gcorgo 1. Smith ot Chicago
(re-elected); Wcc-prcsldcnt, Napoleon I'n
dcrnood of New Orleans; master ot form-t
and ceremonies, Win. J. 3tocr, Phlladcl
bhla, Ph.; secretary, Dr. Frank W. Hend
leyof Cincinnati, Ohio, (re-elected); treas
urer, A. II, Phillips of Dentcr, Col., (re
elected). At 12 o'clock Hie convention ad
join ned for luncheon nnd was called lo
order ngnln nn hour later. The reporU
of n number of committees were read
und accepted and then the convention
went Into n dlseuskm ot many of
the President's recommendations. A,
good deal of tlmo wns given lo the ques
tion of the organization of colored
lodges. A number of tho member nro
opposed to this, or rather they say Hint
It they nro admitted It should
be with the stipulation Hint
they would not bo allowed to Isit other
coinmnndeilcs. They must not belong;
lo tho State camps, but pay dues direct
lo the Nnllonal Camp nnd send dele
gates only to theic conventions. Tho
convention will likely hnvo to hold it
business meeting thli evening, ns tlicru
are a number of matters that yet require
attention and hnvo not been attended t.
Preparations for tho pnrndo to-morrow
hnvo nbout been completed, nnd
most of tho commnnderlcs aro now on
their way to the city. They will begin
to arrive this evening, though some will
not rench tho city until to-morrow morn
ing. II0M011 w ill be tho next meeting:
place, Thoso living on the route of the
procession nro desired to decorate their
l'ntrlollo Sons nt Dinner.
Tho largo dining hall of the lllggs
IIouso presented n lively scene Inst cveu
Ing, nnd the 200 olllcers and delegate-
of thu Patriotic Order Sous of America
Hint sat down to the Inviting spicut
prepared under the dlrccllon of Colonel
O. V. Spofford, proprietor of the house,
enjoyed themselves as they never did
before. At least that Is what they said.
The menu wns excellent nnd the Pntri
otic Sons showed their weakness for ex
cellent things. An hour Biilllced for
the, feast after which came speech-ranking.
3Ir. Spoflord, tho host, wns to.ist-
(inasier, nnu no periormcu 1110 oiuco In a
most creditable manner. Mr, Gcorgo
P. Sinllh, the picsldcnt of the order, led
oil In n few well chosen remarks, and
was followed by Mayor ICennyof Itc id
Ing, Pa. The speeches wcro confined
mostly to the principles of theoidcr nud
the good Ihat enmc fiom tho orgnnlz-i
Hon. Olhcis who spoko were Dr.
Ingram of Chicago, Mr. Chase or Oliln,
ltcv. Dr. Itonilgof Indiana, nndMrS-tV
IC. "W. Patterson or this clt v. At t'.'
o'clock tho jolly Sons of the order
aroM! and snug "America" und the
bnmiuet was nt nn end. To-morrow
(1,000 men will be in llnu in tho grand
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
New Yoiik, Jiiuo 20. Money, '1 percent.
Exchango steady; posted rates, 4M(ij 111;
actual intcs, IS'JCi IS7J for sixty dn)s ami
l50(c,4y.U tor demand. Uovcruuicut-r
stead); cunencyCs, US bid; 4s, coupon.
1201 bid; 45s, do., lOOJbld.
Thero was a modcruto amount of trading
on tho Stock Exchange Ibis moruln,
whlih, however, was confined to less th 111
n dozen stocks, among them St. Paul, Union
Pacific, Heading, New York and New Eng
land, Atchison and Hock Island. Thu
inaikct opened slightly higher, and tho first.
prl1es.sl1nw1.1l advances of IfaS percent.
1 ho market continued strong during; thn
llrst half hour, but In tbo following II
minutes to 11 o'clock thcro wran
considerable reullzlns, causing tho low
of moro than tho early advance.
At 11 o'clock prices wero J lo J per cent,
below those ot last night. In the hour tn
noon tho market was dull and featureless,
but pt lees wero st longer under a support.
At this writing figures nro at about tint
The iow Turk Stock Market.
Tho following aro tho prices ot tho New
York aud Chicago markets as reported by
spielul wire to C. T. Havenner A Co.,
C2IF street northwest:
1). L. A W
Del. A Hud,
L. .t N
M., K. A T.,
N. Y. Ceu..,
SOI, do. pfd..
14SI P. M. S. S..
U7J It. ,t W. Pt.
113; do. pfd..
Tex. Vac. ..
Atch it Top
Chi., B it Ij
The Chicago Murkot.
Opcu, Close' Open. Close.
wnr. it. I vonK.
July 77J 7S1 July.,.. It 65 U47J
Aug 75J, 751 Aug ....11 OJi tl MJ
Sept .... 75 75J Sept It 72J It ft)
July DI, 43 July.... (I 50J (1471
Aug aw ail Aug .... n m 11.15
Seirt .. . 331 35; Sept 0 07J (I 571
July e-21 21!
Aug... . 23 2JI
Sept .... 223 'Hi
Washington block Kxchunge,
Miscellaneous bonds AV. it CI. It. IC.
Co., 10J: Masonic Hall Ass'n,, 107; W-sli.
Market Co., Ill; Wash. Market Co., Imp.
bonds, Os, 121; Wash, l.t. Infantry, IQrS;
Wash. Lt. Infantry. 2d. 70; W. lias Light
Co. bonds, IS-JJ; W. (las Light Co. boudj,
National Bank Stocks Bank ot WasU
Ington, 300, Bauk of ltepublle,223; Metro
politan, 210, Cential, 210, Sccoud, 17.1;
runners ami Michaulcs', 175; Citizens'.
120; Columbia, 1.WJ
ltullroad 8tock6 Washington and
Cienrgttown,22'Jl; Metropolitan, I'll, Co
liuiblu,4'.'; "apltolaml North O Street, 41,
Insurance Stocks -ITrcincu's, 41; Prank
llu, 42; Metropolitan, 70; National Union,
20; Arlington, 170; Coicoran, I).'; Colum
bia, 13J: Herman American, , Votonnc.
D2; lllggs, 83.
(las aud Klectrlc Light Slocks Wash
Ington (las, 40,(ieorgitowu(las, 40, U. 3.
Klectrlc Light, 02.
Tilenhono stocks Chesapeake and Poto
mac. (-51; American (Irophophouo Co., 21.
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Mar
ket Co., 13; ashlngtoii Ilrlck Machhnt
Co., 204;(lreat l'alls Ice Co., 100; Bull
ltuu Paiiounm Co., 25; Heal IWoto Tltla
Insurance Co., 127; Columbia Title lu.
surauct) Co., 0), Nutloud Sato Deposit,