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LATE GOVERXMEHTAL GOSSIP,
THE FORTIFICATIONS BOARD SITTING.
Treasury Dei-lnlim Arinv Orrtors He
(Ji-Aocn Awoimteii. William P. Walsh
ami 1'. a. IMhcrty liavu been appolutcd guug
ers al San Francisco, Cal.
I)n.i imck on Tim:s., Tho Treasury De
pal tnidit bas decided ttiat n drawback will bo
allowed outhootportatlon of lloor tiles, trcadj,
rivers nml tninlistnucs, wholly manufactured
o( Imported marblu.
Cor.. Wood TiiANFFT.nitr.n. Llcut.-Col.
Henry C, Wood, Assistant Adjutant-General,
Isirllcvcil from iluly In tho nfllco nt llio Art
Jutuiit General nml transferred to the Depart
went of tho Dakota.
Iivrn Aiimv News. First Lieut, Frank 8.
Wee, of tbo First Artlller)-, has beou ordered
to report to MilJ. (Ion. Oliver 0. Howard, tin-el-nciit
nf tho Aim' Itcllrlug Board, ut Sati Fran
cisco, CalM for examination by tho board.
LiiAVK or aiisenoe has brou grotitod Sec
ond Lieut. Walter II. Chatlli Id, l'lftli Artil
lery! Second Lieut. WrUht V. Kdgarton, Sec
miil Artillery, upon tliu completion of els
duths nt Hot Springs, Ark., will return to
Jackson Burrueke, La,
Yei.i.ow Fi:vi:ii HepoiuS. Surgeon-Gen-crvil
Uatnlllon lias received n telegram fnim
Live uk, Florida, aniiminrlng ouo dealli
from yellow" fever. At Etiti rprlsc, Florida,
tin re nro seventeen cases on baud, two deaths
In tho last foity-clgbt hours.
A Titliin Divjiiksd. Tho Comptroller; of
tho Currcucy bus declarca n third dividend,
18 per cent., In favor of tbo creditors of tbo
National li.lnk of Sumter, 8. C. Thin makes
In all 80 percent, on claims proved, amounting
to $7.1,839.28. Tho bank failed August 22,
8r.iKEn8AMN.CR IU:r.EAfli:rj. Tho Treasury
Department has ordered the release of certain
samples of wluu and whisky under sclzuioat
tho port of New York, tbo property of L. S.
MacMc, for a violation or sec. 2502 of the no
vised Statutes, tho ijuautltlcs being less than
prescribed by said statute. Also tho release
of two kegs of rum seized for tho same causo
as above. ,
NAVAr, Ononis. Ordered: Itslgu Charles
H. Harlow, as Inspector of steel nt Pittsburg,
Pn.j Medical Director Albert L. Olhou, to duty
In cborgo of tbo Naval Hospital at Now York;
Pnwnastcr Gcorgo If. Head, as assistant to the
general storekeeper at tho Navy Yard, Now
t'ork, November G. Detached -Medical
Director John Y. Taylor, from duty In charge
of the Naval Hospital, New York, and onlcrcd
as member of the Medical Examining Board
at Washington, D. C.
Amir KnTinisio IIoaiid. An army retiring
board has been appointed to mccfr'frdm tlmo
to tlmo at the call of Its p.-csldciit at San
Francisco, Cal., with tho following detail:
Major-General O. O. Howard, Col. Ellsha I.
Ilallcy, surgeon: Col. Alex. J. Perry, Assist
ant Quartermaster-General; I.lcut.-Col. Isaao
D. Do Hussy, Fourteenth Infantry, and Copt.
John J. Cochran, assistant surgeon. The
Commanding General, Division of tho Pacific,
will detail a recorder for tbo board.
Ciutior. or Stations. The following
changes in tho stations of oflicers of the In
spector General's Department are ordered:
Col. Hobert P. Hughes, recently relieved from
duty here, to duty In tho Division of the At
lantic; Lieut. Co'l. Ldward M. Heyl, Inspector
general, transferred to headquarters Division
of tho Missouri, to replace Col. Joseph 0.
Breckinridge, inspector general; Lieut. Col.
George It. Burton, inspector lieneral, to tho
hoadipuartprs, Division of the Pacific; MaJ. II.
W. I.awton, Inspector goq'eral,frora temporary
duty In ofllco or tho Inspector General to the
Department of tho Micsouil.
Tun FortTiFiGATiorjs HoAiin. Tbo Army
Fortification Hoard hold Its first meeting to
day in room No. 50 of tho War Department,
to consider and act upon the question of the.
needs and defences of tbo country. Tho board
is composed of tbo following oflicers: Major
General John M. Schotleld, U. S. A.; Col. If.
L. Abbott, Corps or Engineers; Col. Henry
W. Closon, Fourth Artillery; Lieutenant
Colonel Alfred Mordceal, Ordnance Depart
ment, and Copt. C. Morrison, Ordnanco De
partment, as recorder.
Tho board bas been allowed an expenditure
In tbo aggregate of $41,500,000, and the amount
of money expended In auy ono fiscal -jcar Is
not to exceed fi.OOO.OOO. MaJ. Gen. Schotlcid
afterwards said that nothing of special inter
est was done to-day by tbo board.
The Coujit of Claims. The Court of
Claims will bo very busy for sovcral weeks In
considering French Spoliation cases. The
general docket w ill bo taken up on the first
Tuesday In December, tho day on which h e
Austin cotton cno is fixed. Chief Justice
Hlcbardsou and Nott and Weldon were pres
ent yesterday when tho court was opened.
Judge Schoflcr arrived last night, and Judge
Davis Is exported to-day. Thoattornejs have
dismissed quite a number of French Spoliation
petitions. Mr. W. V, Earlo, who represents
a great many of these claims, stated that
these petitions, were simply of a, geileral o'r
blanket character, filed to save thejiirlsdlctlon
of tho court when tho limit of tlmo to present
claims was about to expire
THE DISTRICT (UIVKUXMENT.
Tho question of allowing fountains to run
in Oak Hill Cemetery has boon bothering the
District officials for eomo time. They have
mado a proposition to tho cemetery authori
ties that It they will place acceptable meters
on the service plpo leading to the grouuds and"
pay at meter rates for all the water sowed,
they might turn on the fountains in tho after
noon. The Solo Itiglit t Holt Hotter.
If. C. Ccburu, E. J. Sacks, J. C. Pearson's
Sons, J. H. Caldwell, W. W. Hough and P. V.
Hough havo complained to the Commissioners
from tlmo to tl me that they linvo purchased,
tho rntlio right to sell butter lu tho Western
Market, nml that Mr.J.Elkor occupies ustall lu
tho market for tho sale of butter lu detlauce
ii'I ' '" agreement of tho Commissioners that
onlv a certain number of butter stalls would
bo allowed In tho market, 'ihoy ullegu that
this Is n violation of tho rights and privileges
purchased by them from the District, Tho
papors were referred to MaJ. Mooro and tho
Major referred thorn to Lieut. Guy. Lieut.
Guy reports' that ho applied for a warrant
against .Mr. Klkcr, but tho piosecutlng at
torney refused It, sajlug thero Is no law under
which to prosecuto such a case.
Widening Columbia Itoail,
There will piobably bo a delay In the work
of widening Columbia road. Mr, Mux Laos
buriili, of Baltimore, who owns, 05,000 feet of
laud, with a frontaie of 337 feet on Ihu road
In question, this morning filed n written pro
test against any wldculug of tbo road unless
(.oiiio provision Is mado to pay him for bis laud
which will be taken for this purpose Ho says
there Is no condemnation, deed or dedication
of his laud, and ho will protest unless ho Is
lliilldlng Fernilt Issued.
Building permits havo been granted to D.
J, Walts to erect four dwelling-, 1352 to 1258
Second street southwest, to cost $3,500; Charles
Dlotz, dwelling No. 0 C street, $3,800; 0. It.
Cook, ofllco corner Fourteenth and T streets,
$100; C'i J. Noble, framo dwelling on Soventh
stieet road, $$00.
Tim Liquor Licenses,
The Commissioners decided to-day that they
would not act on liquor license applications
Niildlnrs far Nt. i:ililoth.
Twenty-six liieauo soldiers from tho Dayton
(Ohio) Soldlcis' Homo will arrive, hero this
evening ou tha S:1S train In cbaigo of Dr.
I'at'.on. Thoy will bo sent to St. Elizabeth.
A l'rophetCNH lu iKrnel,
A touching picture of porty loyally was
presented at tho Union Depot at St, Louis tho
other day by a woman with two sets of twins,
tho younger being about two months old
'lb j elder pair she said wcro called Bluluo mid
Logan anil tho other llarrlion and Morton.
"You missed It on tho first two," snld u by
stander;" "I hopo you will havo better luck
next time;" and pressing Harrison and Morton
to her breast ebo replied, "I reckon 1 will,"
I PARKER WAS KILLED,
Brent Goes on tho Stand and Tclls-His
ARGUMENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT.
The Cnse Ileiiolies llio Jury Tills After
Tho caso of Moses limit, on trial for mur
der In killing Charley Parker, was resumed In
tho Cilinlual Court to-duy,
Ycstciday afternoon tbo testimony for tho
Government was glvcn,,ai:d It wi,s stated that
somo time prior to tho fatal encounter on
Juno '.1 both boys had mado threats ng.iliist
ouch other. Brunt bud been heard to say that
ho hud ten dollats savid, and that when ho
had done with Parker bo wus going to Icivo
The defenso was taken up this morning
Giorgo Washington stated that Charles
West, n Government witness, had said prl
ately that ho knew nothing about tho homi
cide, except what ho had heard, but that ho
proposed to get his dollar nml a quartr. On
cross-txamlttatioti Washington said that ho
saw tbo encounter and that Parker held some
thlug which shone In his hand, sajlug: "If jou
come a step further I'll kill you." He ad
vanced, and Moso picked up a pieco of brick.
Parker continued to advauco and Brcutthicw
the pleco of brick.
The Defendant's Ntatoment,
Tho defendant himself was put on the
stand. Ho stated that ho was nineteen jenrs
o'd and that ho had beeh employed In tho
Giles Brick Works. He seemed quite ucrvous
and told his story almost entirely by respond
ing ono by ono to Mr. Taylor's questions. He
said ho bad been going with Sadie Adams
while Parker was away at sea, but that he
stopped when Parker camo homo because ho
hoard that Parker had threatened hlni.
Ills coutlu told him that Paikcr was com
plaining thai he bad been keeping his woman
whllo Tie was away. On New Year's cvo
Brent was standing ou the church steps, when
Parker came up to him, saying that ho wautcd
to decide this question about his girl, ilrcnt
responded that thero was nothing to settle.
After this he kept out of Parker's way. Gcorgo
Thomas told htm that Parker proposed to kill
him when bo got tho chance.
On tho evening of the killing Georgo
Thomas called him out of the restaurant
known as tho Last Chance, saying that ho
wanted to soo him. When ho got, out Par
ker Jumped upou him saying: "Thomas said
ho wautcd to sco you, but I want to sco you."
Ho then told him that be hod been after Sadlo
about going with him, and she said sho would
notlusult Brent for Parker. The only way
was for them to havo a fight, and the ono that
whipped she would mairy. Gcorgo Thomas
said "go ahead Cbarloy glvo It to him."
Brent said ho did not caro to havo a fuss.
Just then a glrbwho bo thought' was Sadlo
Adams called out to blm, "Moso como over
bore." He replied, "I will be thero lu a short
Parker said: "yon'll bo h . If jou move a
stop I'll Cut your heart out." Brent reached
down on the ground and found a pleco of
brick. Paikcr drew what looked to bo a case
knife. Brent then struck htm. Parker, bo
said, was trying to run a kulfo lu blm when he
struck him. The first time Parker rau at him
Brent struck at blm 'and missed him. The
next tlmo Parker bad his bead ducked, and
Brent struck blm ou tbo left side of the bead.
Bicnt declared that bo never said he bad
ten dollars saved with which to go away when
ho bad done,wltb Parker.
On cross-oxamlnatlou ho denied having told
Detectlvo Halt that Parker had neither stone
nor knife. Ho did not know what becamo of
Robert Taviof- mi recalled In rebuttal and
tald )bat Mien be found the body bo saw
UUMUM15 ui'-muj nunc
This closed the case.
Argument for the Government.
Mr, Lipscomb begau tho aigumcnt for tbo
Government at a .quarter to 12.
The arguinont was concluded at twenty-flvo
mluutes to three. Judge Montgomery gave
tho caso to tho Jury shortly after 3 o'clock.
IN HER THROAT.
A Now Use for an Old Instrument Dis
covered by Chance.
Mrs. Sarah Johnson, of 2423 Virginia ave
nue,. swallowed a pin about It o'clock ono
night last weok and It stuck in bor throat.
Sho was unable to dislodge It by coughing,
and she walked the floor in agony all night
until daylight, and then she called on Dr. Neil.
The doctor saw at onco that Mrs. Johnson
was lu a serious plight and that unless the pin
was got out tho uousequcuccs would bo dis
astrous. His fingers would not reach It. Emetics were
given hor, but still the pin stuck, A flexible
brush was tried, but the plu was too firmly
lodged to lie looscucd that. way. Finally, as a
list resort, the doctor cot a brand new cath
eter and Inserted It In the patient's throat. Tho
head of tho pin was f aught lu ouo of the holes
In tho end of tho catheter and loosened and
finally removed. This successful operation
opens up a new field of usefulness for the
DOES IT MEAN A SPLIT?
Nutlnnnl Jockey Club Filo Articles
Articles of Incorporation wcro filed to-day
for "The National Jockey Club of tho District
ot Columbia," tho purpose ot tho association
being tbo encouragement and development of
tbo blood boreo by offering honorable compe
tition In trials of speed and endurauce, nnd
tho advancement ot tho members In tha art
and knowludgo of training and Improving the
said blood horse
Tho trustees for tbo first year aio Frederick
B. McGuIro, Smith Towiisheud, M. D., F. M.
Drauev, John 11. Kelly. Willi im Dickson and
Os oofa C. Green. Tho Incorporators oro
John tit. Kellv, F. M. Drauey. John C. Mc
Ginn, Osceola 0. Green andJJolin J. Holllster.
Unnclng Too tiuoil for Them.
Dululb, MluiL, Oct. 80. A can of dynamite
cartridges was, ou Saturday, placed In front
of a blacksmith shop belonging to a street
contractor. Tho cartridges exploded and six
workmen were seriously Injured. This Is tho
second attempt mado to kill men working for
this contractor. Discharged employes are
thought to bo tho guilty parties.
lpenrful Full from a Trapee.
St. Louis, Oct. 33. James Ward, a trapeze
performer at tho Loudoti Theatre, met a fear
ful fato before a crowded house last night.
While going through his art he fell from tho
trapeic and plunged Into the orchestra chairs.
Ho never moved, nnd when picked up his
skull was found to bo fractured. Ho csunot
live. Ho is 25 years old and single.
Fruiiun nml the Vatican,
Berlin, Oct. 30. This Germaula (Catholic)
states that a letter urging tho necessity ot a
good understanding between Franco and tho
Vatican has been sent by the Popo to Presi
There never was a more touching picture ot
canino mortification than was seen on Walnut
street tho other day. A dog led by a woman
fs always a sorry spectacle ot dignity lu ebulus,
The little animal lu question was pretty, as
black and tau dogs go. But bis deluded mis
tress had rigged him out In a black satin
blanket that was fastened to his chin by ouo
hugo bow, and i.n top ot his back by another.
At u dlstauco the beast hud tho appearance of
an animated pink rosctto. He was led by a
narrow pink ribbon to match his costumo, and
he glanced at every man who passed with an
expression that plainly said, "Don't laugh I"
Del Moines Leader.
.Mr. Lelaud Stanford's uiara Buiuul trotted
to break her record on Saturday. Sho made
tbo mile In Ji:t8 as follows, (jilarter, 33; half,
liOOi; three-quarteri, 1:43; mile, 3:16.
A HAND OP COUNTERFEITERS.
Six of Them Sent tn Prison for Vnrylnif
Now York, Oct. SO. In the United
Status Circuit Court ycstuicl.ty Jtti?c
Hcniiillct sctttotioutl six eountcrfeitcrsi of
United Rnles currency to v.tt loin termt
of imprisonment. Klvo of tho men were
Slclliuus, meinuurs of tho band of which
Counterfeiter Hinso. already sentenced,
was tho head, nnd one of tfiein, Comic
tero Ilettltii, wns llio nasoclnto of tho
men now lu prison for murdering FUc
eornlo. Rcttlnl was Fcntonccd tn eight
yc.irs in Krlq County Penitentiary.
John JliifTonl wus convicted on Friday
of circulating counterfeit live-dollar sll
vor ccrtltlciltM. Ho pleaded guilty to
day on two other charges of counterfeit
ing, lie w'ni (sentenced to fivo years'
imprisonment in thu Kings County peni-,
tcnllury on tho flrat charge ami to ono
day e.iclt on the other two. Charles
Sales was sentenced to tlireo years at thu
Fume itiRlltutloti, nml Viiieeu1 NoirulH
and .liiFfph ltiuncro wcro Hcntcnced to
two and one-half and ono and one-half
years respectively lit the Krie County
penltt'iitlaiy.- Hubert Traintor wns sen
tenced to ono ycar'H Incarceration at tho
"While Dutectlves Mullin . and Clark
wcro taking tlireo of tho Itnllnn witnesses
through HooVovelt'strcet on their way to
court throe Italians walked from an
alleyway and threatened the witnesses
with death U they persisted In testifying.
Thodeteotivos arrested the fellows nnd
locked thcra'up. They nro all young mon
unu nvo in mulberry street.
VVnter Illetits nt 1S1 I'nso.
Chicago, Oct. 00. A dispatch from El Paso,
Tex., says: Tho dlrcqtor of tho Geological
Survoy Is of tho" opinion that the recently-conceived
plan of constructing an Immense dam
across tho Wo Grande at or near El Paso Is
pcifectly practicable, but bo thought that' the
question of conflicting water rights must first
bo settled by tho enactment of n general law
by Congress, Tno chief purposes of the dam
would bo to irrigato the valley for about fifty
miles andto furnish motive power, to prevent
destructive floods below hero and to settle tho
Mexican boundary question by keeping the
river In Its proper channel. It is proposed to
nialto the oom an international auair. mnj.
Ernest, of the' Corps of Government Engi
neers, stationed At .Galveston, has been (to
talled to tako 'a nartv and make an examina
tion of tho Itlo Grando from Kmbudo, WXH
miles norm ot lu raso, to tui l'aso.
flcorce Dny'a Light I'nolnlinicnt.
Philadelphia, Oct. 80. George M. Day, con
victed ot Involuntary manslaughter In killing
Theodore clemraer, at Gloucester, on the 17th
of June, was yesterday sentenced by Judgo Gar
rison, in the Camden, N. J., Criminal Court,
to niiv a find of ioOO and the costs of Prosecu
tion. Tho light sentenco was received with
n tumultuous outburst ot appUuso from the
crowd which filled the court room to over
flowing, and it was sovcral minutes before tho
oflicers could enforco silence. Tho youthful
prisoner was at onco surrounded by friends
who congratulated him ou the fortunato out
come ot bis trial. Tho prisoner and his coun
sel, immediately went over' to Sheriff Balrd's
ofllco, 'wljere tho fine was paid and Day was
given his freedom. He Immediately left with
relatives for Ids b'omo iu Philadelphia.
A lloston Htenraer Held nt Hnyti.
Boston, Oct. 30. The Haytlon Republic, tbo
steamer seized at Ifaytl on a charge, as re
ported, of "attempting to force the blocka.de
of the-Insurgent port St, Marc "with rebel
troops, arms ana ammunition on uoara," is a
Boston boat and engaged In tho West India
trailo'altioe 1865(when she was built In Uatb.Me.
Tbo agents, B. C. Morso J: Co., have recuved
niJ.'yWTjJlirq(nJ,Jlie consignees or captain ot'.Uie
vessel.- Tbey state" that they know nothing of
any contraband on board .tho steamer. The
steamer sailed from New York October 4, car
rying a general carj o. The agcuts'bave placed
the matter lu chargo of the authorities a't
Washington and aro awaiting developments.
A Cnreo of "Old Uutcli's" Wheat Lost.
Chicago, Oct. 30. Dispatches recelvod here
yestorday bv tho owner of the schooner Pen
saukeo, which sailed from hero on the 18th In
staut with 85,, WO bushels of wheat for Buffalo,
stato that tho vessel was sunk In the St. Clair
Hirer six miles abovo tho entrance to tho St.
Glair flats canal. The tin- which was towlutr
the Pensaukeorbecame disabled, and to pre
vent collision with her tno schooner's anchors
weru let go. The water Is shallow at that place,
and tbo anchor fluke toro a holo In bcr bottom
with tho result abovo stated. Tbo wheat be
longs to B. P. Hutchinson, the big dealer of
Grew nf n Wrecked Hark. '
New York, Oct. 30. Capt. Steeht and seven
sailors of the Germau bark Apotheker Dleslug
arrived hero to-day from, llio, Janeiro on tho
steamer Ablalnca. Their vessel was lost on
October 7 fifty miles east of,. Point Adelaide,
Brazil, Cant. Mcrrlam of the American ship
Syren also arrived on lue Aouanca J no sy
ren, whlch.was bound from Baltimore for Son
Frauclsco, put Into Itlo Janeiro on June 23
and was rondemoed and sold. Her cargo of
coal was sold for $12,000.
An Kx-IMItor' Gooil Fortune.
Philadelphia, Oct. 30. A large number of
master car-builders were present hero yesterday
and negotiations were completed with Charles
C. Brown, an cx-newspapcr man, formerly of
Dulutli, for tho purchase of a two-thirds
Interest in bis nowly-lnvontcd combination
spring and air-cushion for freight and pas
senger cars. Mr. Brown receives $70,000 lu
cash on January 3 next for the (merest
spokeu of. A largo offer for the remaining
third Interest, was rotuscd by tbo Inventor.
The Government .Slut Lives.
Chicago, Oct. 30. A dispatch from Winni
peg says: "The Government has not yet re
signed, owing to the urgent representations of
Its friends that such action would trcclpltate a
gravo siate of affairs and leave the province In
a hopeless condition. Tho constitutional
course would be torcstgnlmmedlately, but the
Uoycrnment feels the people are a uult with
them In their course. . Tho fvovlUco continues
Struck a Herd of Cattle.
Putnam, Conn., Oct. 30. A herd of sixty
cows was struck by a Hartford A Putnam
train ut a grado crossing and curve uear Bol
ton Notch, ami fouiteou wcro killed. Tho
hlghratoof speed alono saved tho train from
bolng hurled down a forty-fivo foot embank
ment. Tho train rau a mllo before it could
bo stopped, tho alr-p!po havlug been broken
by tne shock.
lie Did Not lleloue '" the Onion.
New York, Oct. 30. Charles DIelo, a Ger
mau carpenter, Ilfty-fivo years old commlttod
suicide by hanging himself during tho night In
his room at -10 Seventh acnuo. DIelo was a
non-union roan ami was out of work.
Caucht My the Corner.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 30. J. A. Clossor
iV Co., grain dealers, fulled yesterday. Assets,
$100,000; liabilities said to he much larger.
"Old Hutch" ami late flro losses aro responsi
ble. A Town Almost Destroyed.
Carrollton, Mo-,, Oct. W. The. llttlo town
of Hale, ou tho Chicago, Burlington ,fc Kansas
City llallroad, wai nearly wiped out by flro
A Wealthy I.iiiilbeilium Stubbed.
ToxarUuu, Ark., Oct. 30,-P. 8. Matthews,
tho wealthiest sawmill owner and lumber
man lu this section, was fatally stabbed by a
uegro cmplojo at lilt mill yestcrdaj.
A siMi'i.H lower may bo shelter for a
troubled soul from the storms of life. A
simple remedy, Warner's Log Cabin Lxtract
will ease palu, thus slvlng comfort to every
troubled soul. All urugcists kr It.
TUESDAY EVENING, O0TO15J3.1 30, 1SS8.
The Taking of Testimony Begun Before
the Court of Inquiry.
HOW WORK WAS DONE IN XHE TUNNEL
A Pcnrclilni; Im estimation of the l'r.iuils
Tho Aqueduct Tunnel Investigation was con
tinued to-day by tho military court In tho War
Department. Tim court met at 10 o'clock
sharp, and the Journal of tho pVcctdlns meot
lng was read and upproved. Tho first business
was tho examination of wltnosMis. The
Kendall Bros , Mr. Clark and inspector Lucas
Tho I'lrst Witness.
Immcctor'Lucas was first sworn. Ho Is u
grizzled and vctcrau mason of about CO jcars
of age. When he had solemnly sworn to tell
tbo truth, tho whole truth nnd nothing but tho
truth" tho Inquisition bnun:
"Stato your name and occupation," said the
"My name fs Thomas Lucas. I resldo lu
Woshlmiton aud am an Inspector of ma
sonry." Here the Court decided to examine the wit
nesses separately, and, accordingly, tbo Kun-
dall Jlros. aud Mr. tjlorit were removed to ou
other room. Lieut. Townseud, tn full uni
form, and Attorneys Perry and Hunter sat to
The affidavit mado by Lucas was banded
him for Identification. "Did you mako this
affidavit?" asked tho President.
"I did, sir," replied Luca6.
"I began In Novombcr, 1834, lining tho shaft
In tho east end under the first contract. After
llnlugthosbaftl was sent to lay off tho work lu
the tunnel for tho lining ot tho tunnel."
"Which part of tho work was done with dry
packing!" asked tho president.
"All that flrat portion of work done."
"What was tho character of the brick
work I" .
, "The brick work was done well."
"What kind of brick was used I"
"Haud-raado brick, what Is known as hard
"How was tho packing dono t"
"The pncKlng at mat time was oi n goon
"Wb"cn did jou ccaso to boinspector under
"In August, 1885."
'When did you begin work again?"
"Not until another contract was let."
"How much work was dune Inthotunnol
from tho tlmo you stopped work until you be
"I could not toll; I do not know."
"I want you tq stato In detail the character
ot work dono under, your Inspectorship after
you conimencad work agalu,"'dimaudcd tho
"Tho .brick work has becu dono well
throughout and tbo mortar was good. As to
the packing, it was stone, such as used
throughout the tunnel. It was put In by
aWas it laid in mortar or cement!"
"Somo of it was and somo was not."
"How was this work done!"
"In my opinion It was dono well."
"You say in portions of the, tuuuel mortar
was used In tho packing and at other places It
"Yes, for there were portions where mortar
could not be used,"
"Was-It used lu all places where It was pos
"Yes. it was."
"What portion of the packing was dono in
'I could 'not tell; I was not thero ull the
"Were jou the sololnspector?" ,
"No', thero were six otbers besides me."
"When you saw that tho packing was be
ing dono vfithoufmortar did, you report to
anyone?!' . ,.jt,, ,. ,, ,,.
"Icomplalucd to tho mcrFUOfler'rflOwho
wore doing the work that It Was not being
'Why did you not complain to those lu
Authority above you!"
"I did not consider .it worth while. The
work was being done better than tho specifica
tions called for." , .
"When did you commence on the last con
"May 15 of this year I commenced at
Rock Creek. I was scut to Chsmplatn avenuo
east about May 10." ,
"What was tho character of this work!"
"It was good throughout nnd according to
specifications. Tho brick was good and the
packing was stone set In mortar."
Mr. Lucas then entered Into details of the
manner of keying and packing.
"What kind ot work was dono at night!"
"Tho koylng and packing over tho keying."
The Work Done nt Night.
"What do you know of tho character of tho
work dono at night !"
"I saw that the work reported done over
night was more than could have beou com
pleted. When I went oft duty one night I
quietly told -one ot the men on duty at tho
elevator to drop a brick for every barrel ot
cement spnt down. Tho nott morning thero
were six bricks. I measured the work com
pleted. It was forty yurds of masonry and
six barrels of cement could not bavo dono tho
work. I complained publicly tn the tunnel
When He Made Complaint,
"You made no complaint to Lieut, Town
send until after you wcro discharged ? "
"How much ot the work done hi the tunnel
"There were about 530 feet In Howard Uni
versity shaft that I 'could guarrantee was
"Mr. Lucas, give tbo names ot tho men who
gave Information as td tho -character ot tbo
"Tho only men I remember are the Kendall
Col. Hodges "You hart lbs specifications
for this work?" '
"Were tho specifications tho same?'1
"You don't know, then, that the same
work was required on each contract!"
Col. Cralgblll "Mr. Lucas, have you ever
been a Government Inspector before!''
"Have you eyor 6crved"as inspector In a
"Who employed you!"
"What were tho hours of jour service?"
"From 7:30 o. in, until fc30 p, in."
"Did the work contlnuoalt night!"
"Not In my section." f
"Who was the luspectorof the night ork!"
"O'Brien was." -
"Was he jour subordinate?"
"No, sir, no was on tbo a&uio footing as my
"Doyouknowwhetbor there was a con
tinuous inspection of the work!"
"No; I do not." r
"What was the character ot tho masonry In
the side walls!" r
"It was good."
"You think there has been bad work In the
packing of tbo keying of be arch!"
"Not alono In Ue packing of the koylng,
but also In tho haunches 61 the arch."
"How many men were jvorklng under your
Inspection!" & .
"TwentjMlvo or thirty,"
"Wero they all working together!"
"No, they wero separated fir bout twenty
eight feet. I had two gpugs and they were
scparaieil oy noouv -mu fait."
"Did jou stay with . oue
gang all tho
"No. I walked from one to the other."
"Did vou couslder the work fully
"Yes, I did."
"Was It part of your duty as Inspector to
seothe mortar properly mixed?"
"Ye , sir."
MXl ?XT WJ.Vl ,ct 'o cement!"
"No, Col. Kurlln did that."
"Was the mortar used In tha tunnel good!"
"Yrs, It was1"
"When did you leave work?"
"August .' rfc
"What was tho reason for jour dlsmlssall1'
"I think It was becauso 1 demanded better
"Who communicated your dlschargu to
Lucas also stated that Kurlln had snld that
his (Lucas') "month Was too big. or lio would
Lieut. Townseud "To what portion of tho
work do jou allude fn jiur nllldavll?"
"From tbo loth of May."
"What waB tho condition of tho woik In
"It was cood, 1 think."
A .ilitir). Crosi-t'xamtnntlou.
Lieut. Townseud then put Mr. Lucas
through a sharp cioss-oxamlmitlou as tn details
Lucas then desired to mako a statement nnd
was granted leave. He said: "There was not
a (.Ingle visit of Lieut Tonnscnd to tho tunnel
but was known beforchund tr tho workmen,
nnd they wero given time In which lo cover up
and conceal any bad work."
William Kendall on the Ntitnd.
Lucas was theu discharged and William
Kendall was BWorn, He stated his naino and
gave his occupation as that ot a bricklayer.
Tho president of tho court first asked him gen.
elal questions as to his former work and tho
uatuio of it. Ho hod been engaged on the
aqucuct ttiunel In Now York, ho said.
"When did you begm work on this tunucl!"
"In tho fall ot IPSO."
"Under whose Inspection did jou work tho
"Under Mr. Lucas!"
"By whom wero you employed under llio
"Biennan ,t Palmer."
"Who Inspected your work then?"
"Lucas, O'Brien and McNamiira. I worked
one week under O'Brien at night, and under
Lucas about twu months In the da) tlmo."
"JIow was tho brick-work?"
"It was good."
"How was tbo mm tor!"
"It varied; some daj s It was good and other
daja It was bad, caused by too much sand."
"How was the brick-work of the arch."
"It was good."
"Now, about packing over tho arch, bow
was that dono?"
"It was bad."
"Did you do It!"
"No, sir." ,
"In what respect does its faultlness con
sist!" "It won not laid according to specifica
tions." "No, I didn't ask that; what would you
call bad, dry packlug!"
"Whero tho stones wero thrown loosoly
"Do you know anything of tho packing over
the keying under Lucas's Inspection!"
"No, I do not."
"What kind of work was done under
"Wc keyed up three 'bays' at a tlmo tbo
first night ahd each succeeding night that I
worked undor him."
"When you finished work at night what
was the last work!"
"Keying up was tho last work done."
"The second night that jou wont In, bow
far had tho brick work proceeded !"
"I could not say."
"What tlmo did you finish work tho first
T'At 3 o'clock."
"Wero there vacaut spaces left every night?"
"There were; 1 saw vacant spaces In tho
packing ovcry night and saw them faced In to
give a solid appcaronco."
"Did you seo tho patklng done In the
Howard University section?"
"How was It!"
"It was bad."
"Wcro thero any directions given when you
wero working for O'Brien about putting In the
"No; there wcro none."
Col. Cralghlll "How was the work In tho
sldo walls?" ' l
"The' brick work was good and the packing
1'uttlnc In the Stone,
Col. Cralshlll tbon question the.wjtncss.
ua in iua uQiaus oi jjufciiuo; luq nuuo iu iuo
"While tho packlug was being tbrown'ln'
whero wero jou?"
"I was ou the opposite side."
"Did thu Inspector ever get ou tbo plat
form?" "Yes, sir. frequently."
Tho president: "What was tho distance be
tweon the sham walls?"
"About fourleeu feet."
"Did you over say anything to tho Inspector
oiiiiocussot worn doner"
"No, because he was cognizant of the work
"Has Inspector O'Brien been present and
witnessed tbo. bad work?"
"Yes, ho has stood by and seen It."
"Was Mr. O'llrleninspector for tho Govern
ment and foreman for tho contractor at tha
"Can you point out tbo places In the tunucl
whero tho work was done!"
"When did you cease working?"
"Why did you quit work?"
"Bccauso thero w as no moro to do."
Llout. Townsi-nrt "When dd you first
mako complaint as to this work?,'
"In September." '
'Hadyou given Intimation to any Govern
ment ollfccr of this work?"
Testimony was then adduced to show that
Lieut. Townseud had written Kendall tho day
nft(.r tlin ttrftt milillOiAil tnttmntlmi nf l,o.l
work, asking for Information aS to tho exact
apota whero this bad work wn to bo found;
that Kendall had, through hit attorney, tp
fusod to glvo auy Information unlefj disinter
ested parties mado an Investigation, Lieut.
Townsend's leftcr, uuder date of September
S, was produced.
Under O'ilrlen'a Inspection,
Lieut. Townscnd "When O'Brien was In
specting who put In those bulkheads?"
"Tho packer did under O'Bricu's Instruc
tions." Tho president "You testified that under
Lucas's inspectorship thorc wcro spaces in the
packing similar to O'Brien's work; how much
of that was done?"
"1 could nut say."
"Did jou seo tho bond-walls built, leaving
"How much space was loft 'above the arcb
in which there was no packing?"
"The space varied; In one Instance there was
a cavern ton feet high and four or five feet
long, in which thero was no stone or packing
"How did tbey conceal these spaces from
"Oh, they always know for a couple of hours
beforehand wbeu an engineer officer was
coming lu, and thoy bad tlmo to wall it up."
Col. Cralghlll "You say that notice was
always glvun through Col. htirllu of tho ap
proach of tho engineer; what Instructions wcro
given tho packers ?"
"'1 bo Inspector then told them to do good
work; It was tho only tlmo they wero told to
do good work."
"Was any effort mado to conceal from tho
chief Inspectorlhobad work belrlgdono?"
"Noettoitalall; ho could havo seen It bad
ho mounted thu platform."
The C'oplok of tho Contracts.
When tbo qxaintnutlon ot William Kcudall
was concluded trio Kccordtr announced that
the copies of contracts and history of the work
on the tun 1)6,1 had been transmitted, and wcro
before tho court,
Mr. Lucas was thou brought In.
The president ".Mr. Lucas, who wcro en
gaged as masons during your work under tbo
second contract!" ,
"Tho Kendall bojH.'' '
"What time's iturlui; tbo day were you pres
"At various times." '
"Would it be possible that much vacaut
spaco could be loft abovo tlio brick work dur
ing your absence!"
"I tliluk not."
"As a matter of fact, do you know whethor
thero wero any vacaut spaces?"
, ."IV." It poIMo for any such cavity to bo
loft ?" i
' No, unless, advantage was taken of my
Col. Hodges-"Wus It possible during jour
absence for much luferlor Work to' le dono J"
"iy, sir, it wus,'1
"Had you cause to bcllcvo that any such
thing was belmr done?"
"Two or three times t Ind a suspicion of
such a stato of thing', but I never pulled out
auy work to set."
Col. Cralchltl "Was notice given to tho
men of tho coming of the cnulncor oftker?"
"What effect did It hive upon youV"
"Nouo at all! my work was tho same all tho
"Did you over soo any bad work coyercrt
"Did jou ever see auy Indications of such
things having been attempted!"
"Once or twice I thought so, but It was not
of silfllclont consequence to report It."
At 2:10 the court adjourhed until 11a. in.
- . .
Turiigon unit Ilriulfnril Win (lie First
The Jockey Club icsumed their fall meeting
this afternoon. Tho fun was warm and (he
brcczo Just bracing enough ty bo cnloyable.
'llio track wns lu excellent condition, and
for tho first tlmo slucn tbo meeting opened tho
horses kicked up tho dust as they ran, Tim
attendance llkculio was larger than usual and
tha betting livelier.
In thu first race Bella B. forged ahead at
tha start, arjd stajed there clear to tho half,
with King Crab n length behind. Harwaort
on Jaragnn was riding a waiting race, und ho
rod a It elderly, moving up past King Crab at
tbo three-quarters, lii the stictch all wcro
bunched nnd Jockeys whipping.
Bella II. had a lead of a half length, and
Tnragou and King Crab wcio neelcniul neck.
Then 'Paragon shot ahead and won, with
Bella B. a good second and Kiug Crab third.
In the second race, J miles, Bradford led
all tbo way and won In 1:18J. Patrocles was
ccond at tho start, ond Wahoo third. Brit
anle then look sccod place and held It to the
trctch, when Cambyses moved up and won
tha place, Wahoo thud.
Llttlo Jim was scratched In tho third, Brow n
Charlie In tbo second ond Lcandcrln the last
Tho following w ero tho entries In the remain
Third raise, 1 1-8 miles, Boeeaelo, 100;
Llttlo Jim, 01; lltggoucl, 10r; Golden
Fourth race, I 1-8 miles. Kurus,l3,J;
Ovid, 108; Specialty, lo:t; Ten Do-, l Oil.
Fifth race, M-i mile, Lctmrtcr, 10H;
Djiiunntc, 113; An-driiiim, 110; ltcgu
lu, 108; Commander, 1T1 ; Volutlln,
110; Nltii, 110; Carnegie, 118; Carrie
C, 107; Yorick, 105; LaUeivoort tint!
Eleanor 0., 11 0 each.
A Sensation In W. C. T. U. Clroles.
Wabash, Ind., Oct. 30. A sensation bas
been created in tho IV omen's Christian Tem
perance Union hero by the action of several
members, prominent among whom Is Mrs.
Kato M. Burdlck, tho president of tbo
Women's Harrison and Hovoy Club, iu with
drawing from the organization. Mrs..Burdlck
pays that tho scccderswcro Impelled by tho
action of the national body In Ignoring Mrs.
r.iicn j. toster ami commuting itseu to tno
Tnhn Still In tliclllna.
BNow York, Oct. 3D. In a letter to tbo Illus
trated News, Jobn L. Sullivan says bo Is tbo
only champion, and hopes to bo prepared at
anearly day to defond tho title against all
comers. Ktlrain, ho saj's, will havo tbo first
chance, and if tbey meet he has no fear of tho
l'hllndolphla's Slock Exelinnge,
Philadelphia, Oct. 30. Tbo Philadelphia
Stock Exchange Saturday afternoon took
formal possession ot the now. handsomo and
commodious quarters In tbo new Drcxcl build-
iun at r inn uuu vniHiuui. biivuio. tin ulicu-
i irifti. ,i f-M...t . . .:.,. ni. n...
Ing was attended with appropriate ceremonies,
wnicu mciuueu a reception, an uauoraie uau
quot and speech making.
., , . .
FINANCIAL AND CUhMEKCIAh.
The Stock anil Money Market,
Now York, Oct. 30. Money, 2'J tier
cent. F.xchangosteadv; posted rates 4S4J(ai
4S8J; actual rates, 48-l48l J for sixty days and
ISSfetSSt for demand. Governments steady;
currency Os, 1S1J bid; 41s, coupon, 11HJ bid;
4s, do., 1271 bid.
The stock market opened active and weak
with a renewal ot the selling of New York nml
New England and Heading so marked during
During the first hour prices declined i to U
per cent., but 1 to J of this decline was re
covered by uoou. The market at this writing
Is dull but steady.
1 p. m. prices W. U., 83J; Krlc, USJ:
N. Y. C, 1091: pfd., tHi; X. J. C, 87J;L.
S., 103; Ills. Cent., 1101; L. K. V 10j;
Mich. Cent., 88; L. andN..59J; N. P., 'M;
N. W 1111; pfd., tMJ; do. pfd.. 141J; 0. M.
35; ; 0. P., 355; Heading, 4(53; U. P.C'IJ;
It. L, 100: Mo P. 71; San Fran., 23; Tor.,
Mi do. pfd., Ota; Omaha; 3S: St. P., 051 j C.
S., !I;D. and II, 117; pfd., 110 03); D , L.
and W., IBS; N. and C , 8li; 0., B. and Q.,
The Chicago Market.
Chicago, III., Oct. 80. C.1
1:1.1 d. m.-
Wheat-Oct., 1171; Nov.. Ilk Dec, 110; May,
1S0I. Corn-Oet.. 102: Nov.'. J0IK4O1; Dro...
39; May, 881. OaL-Octl, "!H; Nov., !MJ;
Dec, 25; May.SOJ, Pork-pel., 14.471; Nov.
and Dec, 11.40; May, 14.N0. Lard-Oct.,.
8.121; Nov., 8.10; Dec, 8.0.V,X8.07l( May,
8.271. Short Itlba Oct., 7.5.1; Jan., 7.3,71.
The Washington rllooKs.
Mlscollane6us Bonds W. A (J. It. It, -HO:'
Masonlo Hall Ass'u. JOI; Wash. Market. (M.,
114; Wash. Light Infantry, 1st, OT; Wash. Gas
Light Co.. 124. t(
National Bank rHocks Hank ot Wsshlng
tou. 290; Hank of ltepubllc109; Melmpulttun.
19(1; Ccutr.il. 200; Second, 12dJ; Farmers' and.
Mechanics', 103; Ultlzousf, 1231; Columbia,
Hallroad Stocks Washington and George-'
town, 200; Metropolitan, IP!; Columbia, 34:
Cap. ,V North O St., ffl); Anaaostln, 10. t
Insurance Stocks r'lreniou's, 37: Franklin,
40; Metropolitan, i; Nflluu.il Union, lHJ;
Arllngtou, 1571; CuicuraufJl; Columbia;, 121;
German American, 155: Potomac,'!'!: WlfK",
Gas aud Klectrlc Light Skocks Washington
Gat, 40J; Georgotowu Ga4l,
Telophono Stocks Chesapeake & Potomac,
Miscellaneous Stocks AY.Mhlu'gton Market
Co., 141; Washlngtou Brick Machluo Co.. 190;
National Press Brick Co., 11JJ;- Groat Kails Ice
Co., 130; Bull Hun Panorama. Co, 17; Ileal
K.tate Title Insuranco Q.',"H7; Columbia.
Title lusurnneoCo., 0. f
AT Till: llDTKI.tf.
Kdwarrt Alcottaud wlf of Liverpool, Eng
land; A. G. N. Vcrmllya, of Now York, and P,
S. Varllly, of Paris, aro a$ tho Arllngtou.
II. illudoulljdo. 8amuelB. Betts, W. W.
Macfurlinrt and T. W, l.lllle, ot New York,
aud A. B. II. LIIHo, U.,S. N., aro at Worm
Ooorgo Forbes, of Cleveland, is atVclck
Arthur Hodges ot thiiJohnstowu Steel Hall
road Company, ot Johnstown, Pa., Is at tbo
V.. II. GarrUou, the famous Jockey, is at
Gen. Abbot, ot tho Corps of Kuglnccrs, Is at
Gen. II. S. Wulpplo, U. 8. A., Is at tho Hb
bitt. G. Alfred Towcseiid, "d'ath," Is at tho
Mr. aud Mr. Henri- Watsou, of Philadelphia,-
J. G. Shcrtdanaud Benjamin Hill, ot
Now Jrrser, and J. V. Bailey, of Philadelphia,
aro at tho itlgg. f
H. L. McClcan and William McOlean, tho
well-known horsetnvi, aro at Wlllard's.
Hon. 0. K. llovlo and wife, of Unlontown,
Pa., aro at Wllla'rd't. Judgo Boyle has Just
been appointed to tho supreme Court at
Seattle, Wash. Tor. Hu will leave next week
for Washington Teirttory.
Lady I would like to look at some "cur
rants, If jou nluaso.
Fruiterer Hero are some very nlco Eng
Lady I don't think thoy would do. My
physician recommends elcclilc currents. lUm
jou any of those?
WHAT TIE POLITICIANS SHY.
Vain Efforts .to Locate the Writer of
the ilurchisoii Letter.
AN OLD ROORBACK REVIYED.
The Ilemoi-rntu Maid tn lie l'reparlng a
New York, Oct. 30. The Herald's Washing
ton tpcclal says that President Clcvoliuil Is
about to Issuo a proclaiuatlbu'pittllus lu forca
tho Kctalliilioiinctagalntt Canada. It Is said
timely warning will bo given to the Canadian
Government that unlets n duo regard Is had
for our commercial right the law will bo en
forced as strictly as tho privileges of tho act
I'ntrluli l.'giiu limit tl.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. SO. Mr. P.itrlel; Iun
arrived nt his home in this city lat evening.
In nu Interview h'j denies the nuthmslilp of
tho Murcblsou letter, and says ho know noth
ing about tho letter until ho saw It printed lu
New York, Oct. 30. At a reception tendered
to Hon' Levi P. Morton nnd Col, S. V. It.
Cruser last night by members of llio llcpubll
raii Club at their club house, n member intro
duced a set nf resolutions condemning Lord
Sacklllo mid demanding his recall, but oppo
sition lo their acceptance developed aud they
wcro laid on tho table.
Miirrtil.iiu n V tlndolphlii Lawyer.
Philadelphia. Oct. !0. Tbo Times published
an nitlclo jcslerday In riipport of tho theory
that Lawyer William P. Snvler, of this city,
is the author ot tho Miirchlsoti letter, but the
article did not get beyond tho provluco ot
Miiri'hlixm an i:x-Postmaster.
New York, Oct. 30. A dispatch from lthlca,
N. Y., says that a well-known gentleman of
that city Is of tho opinion that the author ot
the Murchlson letter Is a ccrtoln ex-Post-master,
a stiong Ilcpuhllcan partisan, wh,o,
about tho alleged dalo of the letter, was
In correspondence with Geu. Harrison aud a
certain Itepubllcau editor ot California.
Statement hy llrlttsh Americans.
Chicago, Oct. 30. A circular has been Is
sued bv tho Brltlih-Aiucrtcan Association of
tho United States, addressed to tho citizens of
tho United States, In regard to tho "misunder
standing that seems to exist lu reference to
tho lelatlonof tbo naturalized citizen of tbo
Ujiitod States to tho great political parties ot
They say they have no stronger liking for
ono party than for the other, aud "bcllovo
thatnuy attempt to make it appear otherwise
l" particularly uufortiiniito and harmful to
tho best interests of the United States, and
should uowhero iccelvc countoiionro or sup
port. Ccithluly It should n6t tin allowed to
goiern tho political nation or excite tbo preju
dice of honest or patriotic men."
A Sensation In Montreal.
Montreal, Canada, Oct. SO, Tho publication
of tho appointment pf Sir" Charles Tupper as
Minister West's successor made a sensation
Sir John Macdonald was asked as to tho
truth of tho announcement, but declined to
discuss It, sajlug be wished to keep clear of
tho Sockvlllo Incident. Ho added, how
el cr, that perhaps bo will say something about
Sir Charles' appolutment to-"day.
Tho Dolmiurats to Kuply.
New York, Oct. SO Tho World prints tho
following Washington dlspatcu: It Is stated
hero on excellent authority that tho Demo
cratic campaign commlttco Is about to mako
public, with unanswerable proof, a sensational
statement sorlously affecting tho loj-olty ot
ono of tho candidates on the National Itepub
An Old Forgery Resurrected.
Fort Wajnc, Ind., Oct. 30, A fow days ago
n local newspaper printed what purported to
bo an Itcrvlow with Judge Thurman by a man
I named Cook, In which thu former was alleged
to Lave used lancuaco rcllecllue on the Catli
i .. -".... . . . .
QUO ClCrUV. iUVebllL'aUOll UUVOIOPS lUlll IUO
story appeared In the Cincinnati Commercial
Gazette on August 18, 1870, and was at that
tlmo denied. The Journal sent u letter to
it in w is u i ! nni nu nil -nnim.irnii I
Judgo Thurman asking for bis statement anU
received tbts answer to-dsyr
(Xtt-VMRL's, OuicOct. 28, 188B.
JMtplUI. Sihviengtn, Kni :
Voiir of the 23d Instant I find on my roturn
this morn nut; also another lettor with tlio hams
htorytn It appeared thlrtien years iUto. Ilotli
Mr. Cook Und myself pronounei-d ltut that tlmo
to he mi Infamous fulschood, aud I il tho sumo
thing now. It was us base a lie as win cvertOld
upon a publlo man. Tho clipping jou send mo
Isputlu such a way as to mako It appear that
tlio Interview nttrluuted to mo was nmilo during
thociimpnlcn whllo I wa lu Foil Wayne, Ind.
This was oildcntly tbo Intention of tho pub
lishers of that paper, und by this thoy huvo
pliued themsclies In about the sumo position as
thu man who tnvoiitnd tbn Ho ubout thirteen
years uao. Very truly yours,
A. U, TiiinuiAN.
-Sir. Illnlun (lues to Albany.
New York, Oct. 30. .lames 0. Blalno left
this city for Albauy this morning at 10:30
o'clock. With him went his son, Walter
Blaine. Senator Vcddcr, Judgo A. W.Tounoy,
Gen. Hastings, aud Dwlgbt L'awrenco.
His arrival at tbo depot was noted by the
passengers and employes, and between cheer
ing and flrlug oft torpedoes they managed to
give him a rousing send-off.
Mr Hlalno came to tho rear platform of his
special car and acknowledged tbo compliment
with a bow. Ho will nrrlio In Albany at 2:35
o'clock, hurry to tbuCouuty Fair .Grounds,
where Iio.wlll speak, and theu return to this
ctty-'Iiy tbo 4:50 train front Albany this afternoon.-
. ' 4
A Great Day In Wheeling.
Wheeling, W. Va., Oct. SO.' It la a gala day
iln Wh'dcHug. Lvert Democratic business
Jiousu and prjvrtto residence on nil the princi
pal thoroughfares and most of tho residence
streets; aro decorated with bandannas, bunting
and flags. The day being fine, tho parade won
Very tuccetsf ill.' v'
Judgo Thurman rode nt tho head of tho pa
rade, in compauy wlth.Senator Faulkner, ex
Senator Camden aud Chairman Hlley, of tho
Stato committee. Tho speaking will boglu at
3 o'cloek this aftcruoou, from llvo or six dif
ferent stands. Amoug tbo speakers will bo
'lieu. A. JI Warner, 'of Ohio: Hon. Johu W.
Bnokwaltor, ot Ohio; llov. Yi. li. Moore,'or.
Pennsylvania, and Senators Faulkner and
Camdui, of West A'lrglula. Judgo Thurman
will speak to-night hi the rink.
Young Mrs. Maine' Condition,
Now York ,Oct.30. Mrs.JauicsG.Blaluc,Jr.,
Is slightly Improved In health, tho doctor says
this morning, but Is ttrlll critical. Sho Is suf
fering from acute uervous prostration bolder
ing on brain' fever, whkh added to her other
wise dolicato condition, makes her friends fear
a change for tho worst at auy tlmo. Hcrpbjslc
lau Is ui almost constant attendance
I i .1 -
Important Diplomatic Chaugo.
Paris, Oct. 30, Among tho diplomatic;
changes of France Is that of the retirement,
of tho Couut ot MonteMlo from Constanti
nople It Is expected that bo will replace M.
Wadduigton, at Loudon.
A Cut In Salaries.
Chicago, Oct. 30. Tho Atchison, Topeka ,fe
Sauta Fo I oad has ordered that all salaries ba
reduced 10 per cent., beginning Thursday.
Members of organized 'labor unions urc ex
cepted. Sentenced to Hang.
Ithaca, N. Y., Oct. 30. Hlchaid Barbour
was to-day sontoneed to be hauged Tuesday,
December 18. 'Ihe prlsouer heard tha seuteucg
Berlin, Oct. SO. The novelist Splcllngon
yestoiday unveiled a bust of Cainlcso, tha
French writer nf poetry.
An Inopportune Tlmo,
Boys unit latu) There. Brown, is jour
house; d'ynu think jou can get lu by yourself?
Brown Ycsh, bois, b'gosli but tho baby's
on Ing. Tblsh (hlcj uo tlmo to go (blc) home.
1-c's go an' have ono more.
Local Weather Indications,
Fair, nobler Tuesday, wnrmor Wednesday
northwesterly, lmoslnjto southwesterly wlmls
(voits ediioMlsy morning,
Tomporuturo lo dy; Us, m, 51,12 m.,63:
U p, in., S3.