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1.ATI2 DKPAUTMKXT NEWS.
Pni)ossI)i:SinD, Tho Presldont has
dented pardon? tp Henry 0. Aiidcisun of
Arkansas, Georgo M. Pair, Jr., or Vir
ginia, mnl Joint Ann1; of tills city, In jail
Tun Nr.w Yonic lluu.mxn. Scccro
tnry of tlio Treasury Fulrrhlld to-dny
jmvo nhcftilng to tlio parties IntorcRtcd
in tlio selection of a situ In New York
city for tlio now appraisers' storehouses.
UoNU OrrnntNOH To-day. Honds woro
offcicd up to 12 o'clock to-day ns follows:
-Is.SDO.OOO, at 128J i -I coupons, $2,100, at
103; i?o00, at 103; roistered, W00, at
103 ; 20,000, at 10SJ; $10,000, at 1084.
Tin: Gai.usa Sails Today. Cora
modoro Walker said tlioro wai nothing
now this morning about tlio Hayti
trouble. "Oalctm," snld bo, "I to sail
tn-d(tv,nml perhaps she mnybo oil now."
Tlio Ynnllo Is also ready and may sail
Tins Pitr.smr.NT'fl GAM.isns. Among
tlio President's cullers to-day were Sena
tots' Pasco, Oifty, Colmiitt. Voorhccs and
Hansom, and lloprcscntalivos Lee, Ca
mtli. IJvnuin. lliitterworth. linker,
Thompson, Joluistoii, Flood and Lawlcr,
w llh Colonel ltobcrt Hue of Chicago.
THE DISTlllCr (WVKUXMEXT.
Colonel llnlns lias complained again to tlio
Commissioners of tlio hindrance to tlio river
front Improvements by reason of certain per
sons occup) lug public JalidS In tho nclgubor
booil of Fifteenth and D streets southwest. Ho
lefers to tbo case of II. Clay .Touts, who was
fined. Ho appealed tlio caso and still occupies
the laud. Cnptalu Sjinons bus recominouded
to the Copini'Mloncro that all parties occupy
ing this land bo notlllcd to remove the obstruc
tions complained of within thirty ihy s, and If
thoy fall to obey tlio order that tbo buperln
tcndsiit of Streets rempvo thcmJiy force.
Another violation of tlio plumbing regula
tions was reported to tho Conimlislomrs and
thoy have ordered that tho work ho dono over
uculi), and this time to conform wltb the law.
lid. J. llarmaii reported that tlio sower con
nei ting premises 417 Klovciith street was laid
without u coucrcto base. It was learned upon
Investigation that tho work was done by J. 11.
Clark, uud liu Is ordered to uncover tbo sower
nud put In tho coucrcto base,
Tho Sunday barber shop question has been
lalscd again by District Assombly No 00, K.
of I.. They havo written tho Commissioners
culling tbclr attention to aliened grojs viola
tions of the Sunday law by the hotel barbers,
ami thoy request that somo steps tju taken to
enforce tUu law and close these shops on Sun
day. Two gas lamps havo been ordered to bo
erected In fr.nt of thu new engine-house on
North Carolina avenue.
Delia li. Kcefe, 1003 Third street northn est,
has been granted a barroom license.
'Iho mctnorlil to Congress of tho residents
In Northeast Washington regarding thu II. fc
O. tracl.s,-adopted on .Monday nlclit, was pre
sented to tho Commissioners to-day.
Tho plans for tho additional story and other
iroproi emcuts to tho II. and O. Hallway sta
tion havo been approved by the Commis
Giorgo Acton lias been anoolntcd patrol
wugou dilvcr, vice D. II. Chrlstman, resigned.
Work of tlio Tillages.
Thomas McNeill of Cut Louisiana avenue
had stolen from his barroom closet on Mon
day night, ono light melton overcoat. John
Koberts, 1111 First street northwest, lost a
pair of gold barred spectacles, stolen on Sun
day, November 4.
Frank Emtnert of 403 Ninth street south-,
west bad stolen from his houso yesterday
afternoon, 5'J0 In cash. Joseph Kasper, liv
ing ut 1217 M street northwest, was relieved
last evening of, a black overcoat, it pair of
gloves and a mtlcago ticket on tho IlaKImoro
& Ohio Kallroad. John Connor of 233 Tlijrd
street northeast, bad stolen on Sunday nl"ht,
a bluo overcoat, n dark cutaway coat ana a
John McKlng aud Estollo V. Wlntor; Rich
ard A. Daly and Mary Ti. Smith, Howard
County, Md.; Thomas Murray, Alexandria,
Va., and Rachacl tylackburn, city; Edward It.
Whcedon, Baltimore, aud Susan L. Ellis, city;
Bcllvlllo F. Garnett, Pulaski, Vn., and Marian
T. Thomas, Victoria, Texas: James- Hullcy,
Richmond, Va,, aud Louise II. Bingham, city;
Gcorjjo 1'. Hayncs, Brooklyn, N. V., and
Mary T. Patterson, city; Johu Johnson and
Elizabeth HacUett; Henry Lucas and Louisa
Harris; John Cocmc, lfaltlmoio, Md., and
Hilda Scbolcr, city.
Mnlilon Snmls' Will.
Tho will of Mahlon Sands, the patent
tncdlclno man who wus Killed by a fall from
his borso In Rotten Row, London, which bad
been submitted to tho Suirogato In Now York
for construction, has been sustained, it dis
poses of several million dollars. His widow,
Mary M. Sands, Is a nlcco of Vice-President-cltet
Morton, who Is ono of tho executors of
tbo will. All of his children, except Mabel,
a child by bis first wife, whoso mother pro
vided for her, are wel.1 taken caro of by tbo
testator, as tho property Is equally divided
Why She Wants it Divorce
A dlvorco was applied for this morning by
Mary Y. Westbrook, with S. Cox as counsel,
from John A. Wostbrook. Thoy woro married
Jnuuary 12. 1880, at Point of Rocks, Va. Sho
sajs that ho was clvcu to habits of drunken
ness, abused her aud finally deserted bcr. lu
April, 1885, tbey beeau to Ilvo together again
on a canal boat, lu Juno of tbo same j ear,
however, sho says ho drove her off tho boat
aud employed first Ann I'ennell and then Mol
llo Booth to take her placo. Mrs.Westbrook.tn
bet bill, speaks with great disparagement of
tho character of theso women.
Tho Kennel Club's Trials.
The entries for tbo Kennel Club's Held tiiah
to-morrow near Upper Mai lboro' aio not yet
accurately formulated. Somo of tbo dogs
whoso names appear In the list ot entries here
tofore published will not tun, aud In somo
cases other dogs havo been substituted.
No accurate list can be announced until tho
trials commence to-morrow morning, as
changes lu tho entries ate being inado from
timo t tlmo until tho trials bcRlu.
llio Olirlntnms Club.
The ladles of tlio Chlldfens' Christmas Club
met Jn tho parlors of tho Rhbltt Houso this
afternoon. A score or so ot charitably dis
posed ladles who nro directing the chlldrens
benevolent movement wcru present. No busi
ness ot Importance wus dune 6 ivo to arraiiKO
tho minor details for tho Christmas dinner aud
apportion tho proparatoiy work among tho
Iluilnl I'vrnilts Issued 1
Burial penults have becu Issued during tho
past twenty-four hours by tho Health Officer
as follows: Waucho Wright, iiycais; Alfred
M. Wagner, 1 month; Arthur (lloason, II
months; Lotta A. Salkold, 0 cars; Johanna
Poge;uii6ee, 89 jean, and Ella Parker, col
ored, 00 years.
Folk Held fur llounehruaklni:.
Harry Folk was arraigned this morning In
the I'ollco Court on the charge of housebreak
ing at night. It appears that Folk entered tho
houso of n. I). Willis, l:VJ3 U street, and stolo
various articles of clothing, llo as held for
tho grand Jury.
?li0or Miirtln's Ono.
Representative Martin, chargod with assault
on Mr. Harries, the Star reporter, will appear
In the I'ollco Couit to-iuoriow morning and
will probably pload guilty to thb chargo, but
deslrvs to make u peisonal explanation.
TUB C0UUT KKUUltl).
ISqiilty Cuurt Juittlca Cox,
l'ralher vs. Knub; pro roufesso set aside
Shield 3. Shcdd; nppeaianeo urdeied; Ilol
enmb vs. Wright; 11. A. New nun unpointed
FUunllan ud litem, Queen vs. Mlddlctou;
ttufcuduht Henderson allowed to uiueuil an
ew or Kurtz vs. Kuitr, sulo pitlllcd ulsl.
I'uuunlnga vs, llaiiium; demuner sustained.
nailium, uemuner simuiucu.
Itobeeou; bill Ujiuihsed with
IN CONGRESS TO-DAY.
SENATOR mSCOGIC CUITIGISKS Till!
Tito House Clooa Into Commllloo of tbo
Whole on the District Tin Illtl-Tlio
t'otiiiuno 1'luts Not Neglected III Ilia
Itlvor und Harbor lllll.
In tho Senato to-day consideration of
tlio TiulII hill was resumed. Mr. llerry
of Arkansas took Iho lloor on Mr. Jones'
(Arkansas) amendment to admit rotton
tics ft co of duty, llo protested against
the levying of duties for any other pur
pose than that of raising u revenue.
Mr. Histock snld ho had supposed that
after tho Senato Turin" hill was brought
In tho Democrats would content them
selves with offering as amendments
clauses of tho Mills hill, but ho found
thoy woro prepared to criticlbo and ills
cuss tho Honnto hill on Its merlin.
Notwithstanding tho fact their causo
had received tho disapprobation or tho
(.-nullify In tho recent elections, ho w.is
surprised that hoop Iron was not put
upon tho froo list m tho Mills mil. m aid
of tho cotton pluntois, whosu iutcrcsta
tho Democrats advocated.
Mr, llcagan expressed It as his opinion
thnt tho Republicans did not protect tbo
agricultural interests of tho country.
Mr". Morgan made an earnest nppcal
for ti reduction in tho duty.
The Houso to-day agreed to non-concur
In tho Senato amendments to Hid Depart
ment of Agriculture hill and a confer
ouco was ordered.
Tho reports on tho California contested
election caso woro then presented. Thu
majority Amis for Sullivan and tho mi
nority for Felton.
Aftor tho transaction of minor business
tho Direct Tax bill was taken In Commit
tee of tlio Whole.
Mr. Springer being In the chair Mr.
Weaver of Ohio took the lloor nud op
posed tho hill. Mr. lingers of Aiknnas
also opposed tho bill and quoted u de
cision of tlio Supremo Court to support
At 1:13 o'clock dchato closed and con
sidciutlon of tho amendment began.
Tbo Duiuourntlc Onucui.
Tho Dcmocmtlc caucus In tho House last
night hold a lone; session and dobatcd at somo
length the question of the admission of tho
Territories. Mr. Sprlugcr 6taled that tho main
object of tho caucus was to permit tho Demo
crats to tako somo action looking to the ad
mission of tho Territories. Mr. Cox favorid
tho admission of all tho Territories except
Utah and Now Mexico. Mr. Cox offered tbo
Hesolicd, That It Is tho senso of tho caucus
that a day be fixed for somo tlmo after tho
holidays for tho consideration of tho Territorial
questions, Insofar as they affect tho admission
ot States, nud that ou any bill already reported,
or to bo reported, from tho Commltteo on Ter
ritory, there shall bo no limitation on amend
ments which shall be germane, aud that, in tbo
order of proceeding, tun first vote shall bo on
auy bills aflcctluir tho Tcirltory of Dakota, or
Its division, or any amendment thereto, and
that this paucus docs not seek to bind any
member ou the votes taken on auy proposi
tion. ' r;, ,,,
No action was takch and tho caucus ad
journed until Thursday night.
Government I'rliitine Onlce Deficiency.
A letter has been transmitted to tbo Houso
of Representatives from tho Public Printer,
submitting an estimate for a doflclency appro
priation of $330,000 for tho current fiscal year.
Tbo Public Printer says that tho annual ap
propriation mado by Cone;ro8s for public
printing and binding was $217,021 loss than
tho estimates. At least $100,000 additional
will bo required to meet tho office expenses for
tho month ot December. Iu addition to this
deficiency the Public Printer sajs than an ex
tra appropriation of $350,000 will bo uccesiary
for the last six months of tho year In order that
tho ofllco may comply with tho demands for
printing made upon ft. Tho Public Printer
recommends an Increased rato of compensa
tion lor empioyos compcnouio worn ut nigut.
Tho Tints 1'rovlilod Tor.
Tho lilver aud Harbor bill, as reported to
day, carries an appropriation of $150,000 for
tbo Potomac Flats. Mr. Ulauchard, chairman
of tho committee, appeared much surprised at
the reports which have appeared In each local
paper to the effect that tho Potomac Flats
would bo Ignored. ''Thcro ncvor has been,"
bo said, "any idea of (hopping tbo anpropita
tlon for tho fiats, and wo canuot sco how such
an Impression could havo gotten out."
A favorable report was nuthorlzcd yesterday
by tho House Committee on Military Affairs
ou tbo bill to rctlro General Krcraont, with
tho rank of major, and to establish an Army
aud Naval Museum In this city.
Tbo Secretary of Statobas recommended to
tho Houso an appropriation of to.OOO to cuablo
Francis Wharton to search for tho eatly diplo
matic correspondence ot tho Government.
Senators Mcl'berson and l'uno yesterday
Voted negatively with tho Republican Senators
on an amendment to tho Tin iff bill torcducotho
duty on beams, glrderii, etc., from 1 1-10 ccuts
a pound to 0-10 of a cent.
Senator M. C. llutlcr was yestorday re
elected to tbo Senato by tho South Carolina
Senator Teller this morning denied that ho
had said bo would resign It Mr. Tabor was
elected to succeed Mr, lioweu.
A meeting of tbo Commltteo on Education
and Labor ot tho Senato will bo held to-morrow
Senator Sherman this morning declined to
discuss tho probability ot bis golug into tho
DH. 31AKTIN I'KAISKD.
ltcsolntlons Adopted by tho Hoard
lleiilth of Aluchiis County, 1 'lit.
Surgoon Porter, at Jacksonville, has ro
ported that 130 houses wuro fumigated
and 308 were inspected yesterday. Tho
Board of Health of Alochus County, Via.,
lias passed and forwnrdod to Drs. Ham
ilton und Martin tho following resolution:
Jlaohcd, That wo giutofully acknowledge
tho very efficient and timely assistance ren
dered this board and people of (lalncsvllla by
Surgoou-Uoneial Hamilton ot tbo Marino Hos
pital Sorvlco, thiough his rcpresenlatlv!,
Passed Assistant Surgoon Marl In of tho U. S.
Nuvy, and wo would cull tho attention of tho
Department at Washington to tho marked
ability of Dr. Martin In his management
of yellow fever, evldcuccd by tho success
which has attended his elTorts lu our behalf.
Npurly Klllail lly Aconite.
NoiiTit Titor, Vt., Dec. VJ. Josoph Roby
of Now ltedford, Mass., who canio hero with
considerable money lu jits possession to buy a
cargo ot potatoes, complained of Illness jes
terday and accepted fiom a stranger a vial
said to contain brandy, but the substance
piovcd to bo aconite, and Itoby wus with groat
difficulty saved from death. It Is supposed
that robbery was tho motive for tho poisoning.
The stranger lied to tho Canadian side.
A MlnUtur'a Hon mill u Thief,
Robert (leurgu, aged !M, was anested for
theft lu Houghton ib Duttou's store at lloston
ou Monday, and a largo truukful ot stolen
property was found at bis lodgings yesterday,
llo Is iho sou of a minister In (icorgla. In
older to fit hlunelf for tho stuso ho camo to
this city In September lust und Joined tho .Mon
roe School of Oratory. IIu also ulleiidud lec
tin us und ut nuo time acted us usher at tho
llollIs-Street Theatre. 1'ioui thesu places ami
from the Old Aahvrsy book store Lu got most
of bis plunder.
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WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 12, 188S.
A UUKSTI0X Or TAXL'S.
Suit of W. W, lliiiionhonor Against
Tho caso of William W. Dnnenhowcr
ngnlnst tlio District of Columbia, certified
to tho Court In General Tot in for hearing
in tho first Instance was placed on argn-ment'lo-dny
beforo Chief Justice lUng
ham, Justices James and Montgomery.
.Messrs. Ulrtiey & IJIinev appeared for
thu petitioner and A. G. ltlddlo for tho
Thb caso, as presented hv Mr. Danon
howcr's counsel, Is this: Since Septem
ber, 18S0, ho has owned lot No. 0, sipiaro
CoO, on Now Jorscy avenue, his title
coming from William M. llobertson. In
Deccmbtr, 1883, ho applied to tho Col
lector of Taxes for t certified statement
of all taxes and assesimunts on tills lot.
A few days Iator Wllllnin O. Hootno,
then Chief of tlio Special Assessment
Division, gavohltn a hill of fiVrn.IU, with
lntciest ut tun per cent, from November
1, 187L', for special Improvements. Tho
hill was made out against "William M.
Robinson," probably ti mistake for
Vv lllium M. Robertson, the pruvious
Mr. Rootuo Informed him that tlioro
had heon an error matlo In 1R7U In tho
assessment records, and that tho special
tuxes which should havo beoti charged to
his property, lot No. 0, hnd been charged
to lot 5. A Hen certlllcato for ?lio8.02,
which should havo been issued against
lot 0, stood against lot 5, and it appears
that lot 6 hud been assessed against Mary
IS. Follen for 104,00, which sum sho had
In consideration of her mistnko Mr.
Danenhowor states that he offered to pay
tho amount, without Interest, charged In
thoDlstilct books against lot 5, but his
oIToi was rofusud.
Notwithstanding these circumstances
tho Commissioners, soon after this dis
covery, Issued ngalust lot 0 n ceitillcato of
Indebtedness for -fJ70.HL, with 10 per
cent, interest from November 1, 1872.
Ho nsks that this writ ho quashed.
Ho stales that ho had in 1880 employed
an expert In such matters to ascertain all
such assessments, and the report wns ro
turned that there wus nothing against it.
MOKE I'EOrLC HEARD h'KOM.
Orgunlrntlons That uio Coming Hero
Thb Ynuns Men's Blaine Club of Cin
cinnati intend to coino to tho Inaugura
tion. Thcro nro 230 members and thoy
will bilng a band nnd will sleep in tho
cats while they aio here.
Tho captain ot tho club, V. T. Foster,
was at Inauguration Headquarters yestor
day and tiled nn application for tho right
of 'lino lor his club.
Governor Sawyer of New Ilampshiro
has appointed Hon. K. O. Blunt to repre
sent thnt Btato on tlio Civic Committee.
Tho Monumental Citv Guards ot Balti
more are coming to tbo inaugural ceie
monies. Tlio Salem, Mass., Republican Club,
II. T. Hasley, president, with ono bun
drcd'tnembers, intends to como to the
Inauguration. Hon. Wm. Cogswell has
written for tho club to placo their. appli
cation for a nlaco In line on flic.
Ono hundred members of tho Federal
Republican Club of Brooklyn, N. Y., are
coming. to the Inauguration.
Tho Union Veteran Army, Company A,
First Rcglmont, Department of Now Jer
sey, General George N. Tidies of Jersey
City, aro coming to tho inauguration
with fifty men in lino.
The Fifteenth Ward Union Republican
Club of Philadelphia, 200 membeis, aro
to bo presont nt tho Inauguration.
WASTED A FOKTUNK.
A Celebrated Caso Comes Up In a Iloston
Boston, Dec. 12. Tho suit of Mrs.
William Pitt I'reblo, formerly of Port
laud, Me., now of Boston, vs. Henry M.
Bates ot. al, camo up yesterday beforo
Judge Colt, In tho United States District
Court. Tho plaintiff is tho widow of
William Pitt Prcblo, son of the famous
Commodore Preble. William was a
judge of the Supreme Court of Maine,
one of tho United .States Commissioners
to settle claims with Canada, and tho
United States Minister to Holland, while
the defendants are members of tho stock
brokorago fit in of Bates As Walley of
Boston. They were sued to recover the
value of $00,000 in stocks and bouds,
which, thu plaintiff alloges, they induced
her son to extract fiom her vaults and
risk In speculation.
His career as a finnnclcr wns brought
to a close In 1881, when, after having
wasted Ills mother's foituno, ho was ar
icstcd for embezzlement. Tho caso
against him was settled beforo it reached
the courts. After tlio main points of tho
enso had been presented, Mrs. Prcblo
took tho btand.
Tho Trial of ll YnuiiB Jinn nnd Woman
Ileeun In reimsylvanla.
CiUMiiunsuuita, Pa., Dec. 12. Tho
trial of Thomas AVclsh nnd Ida Brieker
for tlio murder of Diggs Little com
menced yesterday. Welsh Is a cowboy
who camo hero last summer with a drovo
of horses from Montana. Llttlo was a
colored man of this placo who was al
ways considered a desperate charactor.
Ida Brickcr Is a young whlto girl who
for somo tlmo hnd hold intimate relations
with Llttlo. When Welsh appeared In
town she abandoned hor foimur compan
ion aud formed an intimate ncqualutanco
On Septembor 22 last Llttlo met AVelsh
on Water street and attacked him on tlio
subject of tho Brieker glil. An alterca
tion ensued when, it was alloged, tho girl
told Welsh to shoot Little. AVelsh did
so, tho load taking effect In tho nbdomeu,
trom tho result of which Llttlo died tlio
following day. AYclsh Is a youug man
about 20 vcars old and the girl Is about
Conlllctllic ItoporU from tho l'idld.
New Yomc, Dec. 19. Tho Tribunal spe
cial from lialtlmoro cays Cuptulu Klco of tho
ovttcr sloop Million or, ono of tho vessels blink
in Cbc&apcixLo bay by tho State etcjiuer .Me
J.ane, Bays Unit nino ot tho crows of tho
sunken vemelj wero drowned. Kcports from
other ftourcee, however, eay that all but two or
three men wcro saved.
I'lro III a IIosplUil,
Tou.nostown, O., Doc. 12 At fl o'clock
this morning a fire was discovered In Mrs. Dr.
Moyer's largo hospltnl on Uldgo avouuo.
Iho patients nanowly escaped with their
lives, u thoy had to bo rctcucd In tllm attlro
nud woie compelled to remain nut In tho cold
for n tlmo. Loss, JlOjOOO; Insurauce, $0,000.
Caused by uatuiul gas.
Hentnneeit for Torturing llnri.cn.
Tayi.ouvim.i:, lu.., Dec. 12. Charles V.
IIcudoisuii,u veterinary tutguou,has becu sen
tenced to twcntj-elght years In Iho peniten
tiary for torturing about forty or fifty bornes
with sulphuric ucld uud eioton oil dining tho
progress of nimllllcnl meeting held boro No
vcmkcrU. lluuduisou madoacoufoslou hi
Tim WoMeril Uiilim'n Dividend.
New Voith, Dec. IS. -Tho U'estorn lTuion
dlreelois lo-doy declared u quarterly dividend
of U per cunt,
KEEPING THE SABBATH.
AIM OK Till". Ni:V OllflANlZA
Colonel Shepnnt Klectecl l'rcililenl or tho
Union Cuiicii of tho Lempers ot tho
Mooinent Iho Meeting To-daj Selee
tlon of tho lUcoutlvu Committee.
When tho Rov. Mr. Drsklne advanced
to tho front of the pulpit at Foundry
Church lust night and Invoked a blessing
upon tho largo atidlouco assembled, ho
opened the first convention of.tlio Ameri
can Sabbath Union. Festooned nbovo
his lioud and teaching nround tho
church was u petition nearly ,'4,000 foot
long and bearing tho names of over ono
million people, who nctltionn) Congress
to pass laws prohibiting Bundny work In
thu Government mail nnd military horv
ico and otherwise regarding tho Sab
bath. Addrcssos wcro mado by Rev. James
Knowlcs, Rov. AV. F. Craft, Mrs. James
C. Batuhatn, General A, ti. 'Dlvln, nnd
tho meeting cloiod with the delivery of
the address of the piesldentof tho union,
Colonol Elliott F. Sbopard of Now York.
Two or threo-scoro of earnest workers
In the intcicsts of Sabbath observance
assembled this morning under tho fes
toons of petitions bearing tho signatures
of those who favor tho aims of tho Union.
A caucus of tho leaders ot tho move
ment, presided over by General' A. S.
Dlvin of Klmlra, N. Y., who is well
known lu tho Sabbath work among rail
roads, was hold in tho basement under
the main auditorium of thu church.
In tho caucus a slato of olllccrs was
mado and u constitution formulated.
This preliminary meeting, which wns
attended by a dozen or more of tho prom
iiunt workcis in tho movement, lasted
until a fow minutes after 11 o'clock.
Then tlio business meeting begun iu
the auditorium above.
Colonel Sticpard presided and after
calling tlio meeting to order read a chap
ter from tho Biblo Dr. Elliott of the
Foundry Church mado tho opening
prayer and then the business of tho meet
Rev. Dr. Craft reported u commltteo
consisting of Colonel Shepnrd, General
Dlvln, Rev. Dr. Knowlcs aud Rov. Dr.
Sunderland to appear beforo the Sonato
Commltteo on Labor to-morrow morning.
Mrs. Batsham will bo thcro to lepresent
the AV. Q. T. U and by motion Rev. Dr.
Craft was added to tlio coininlttoe.
Tho secretary of the union, Rov. J. II.
Knowles, then read the constitution as
drafted by tho cauciis down stairs. It
was dibcussed section by section nnd
minor changes of tho phraseology wero
from timo to time mado. '
The constitution provides that tbo
name bo the American Sabbath Unions;
object, tho observance of thb Sihbath;
memberships comprised of active, hon
orary and contilbuting members. Tho
constitution divides the country into
ten districts, the District of Columbia
being In tho third, tho district of Wash
ington. Tlio constitution was adopted as read
by Rov. Dr. Knowlcs, who acted ns soo
retary of thu caucus, and' thou "the
election of ofllocrs followed. '
COLO.Nr.h 81IKI-A1ID elected 'ruEsmr.NT.
Tho Rev. Dr. J. P. Lord, chairman of
the Commltteo on Nominations, read that
committee's report. Colonel .liepard was
nominated for picsldent anoA olectcd by
acclamation. Tho commltteo to nomi
nate vice-presidents was not ready to re
port, nnd tho election of vlca-presldenls
was deferred until this afternoon.
Colonol Shcpard, tho pm'sldcnt, is a
pleasant-fnccd man, who looks like a
business man who had made his fortuuo
His hair and nealty-trimined full beard
nro almost whito and he wears oye
glassos constantly. Ho speaks clearly,
though rather rapidly.'and makes an ex
cellent presiding officer.
Tho nomination of n secretary and edi
tor for the Ptarl of Days, tho organ of
(lie union, evoked considerable discus
sion. Rov. J. 11. Knowlcs, tho present
edltor-Bccietary, wns nominated by tlio
committco. Tho editor-secretary, as
soon as his nomination was announced,
rose and said that the work of his dual
ollico was more than ono man could do.
That tho responsibility was too great for
Amotion was mado by tlio Rov. Dr.
Fernly that an advisory commltteo of llvo
bo appointed to assist in tho management
of the paper.
The motion wns carried, nnd Colonel
Shopard and Rev. Drs. Crook of tho 31.
E. Church, AV. AV. Boyd of tho Baptist
Church, AV. ,T. R. Taylor of tho Re
formed Church and tho Rev. Dr. Dor
chester of Boston wero elected to com
poso tho committee. Rev. Dr. Knowles
then made a short address, outlining the
work that was to bo done, after which
Rov. Dr. Sundorlnpd prayed that his
work might havu tho Divine sanction.
This wns followed by tho singing of a
hymn, in which tlio voices of the half
down ladies present wero almost
drew ncd by tho moro numerous gentle
men's voices. ,
The election of olllccrs was then pro
ceeded with. Rev. R. N. Fmlco of New
York was olectcd treasure, tind tho
selection of a financial secretary was loft
Tlio Executtvo CqnunittuJe nomina
tions wcro then read, Tho constitution
provides that this committee shall bo
composed of clcvon members. Chair
man Loid of thu Coiiiinitteobn Nomina
tions explained that but six liuipcs wero
submitted, because tho appointment of
ono Quaker member of the commltteo
was thought advisable. Thdfo Mx wero
Rov. AV. F. Craft of New York, T. A.
Fernluy of Philadelphia. Colonel AVil-
Ham II. Payne of Now York, Rev. Dr,
AV. J. P. Tavlor of Now York, Rov. Dr.
J. F. Elder of Now Ynrtf and Rov,
Robort Fulton Cutting of NcV York.
Rov. Dr. Sunderland said. that ho was
very glad to know thnt the Frienda wcro
In sympathy with tho movement.
Ho had supposed that Jho Friends
deemed ono day about as good as the
Couuldornblo discussion bustled over
tho lining of this othor vacancy. Several
speakers advocated tho appointment of
n Quaker aud others the appointment of
some ouo to ropiesent tho Catholic
Rov. Dr. Hlckoy bollovcd that a
Catholic should bo appointed on tho
Executive Committee, and it was llnally
decided to defer tho appointment of tho
seventh member of, tho Executive Com
mittee uutll this afternoon.
The six muinbera of thu Koeutlvo
Committee nominated were then elected
uiiaiiliiiously uud Rov. Father 3IcColiriin
of tho dlstiict of Baltlmoro and Hov. Dr.
Scattorgood of Philadelphia were also
elected members of thu Executive to
represent the Catholics nnd the Quakers.
Rov. Dr. Conrad, Luthoran, and Rov
Dr Tyler, Baotlst, woro also mado mem
bers of tho executive committee. These
Inst wcro also mado members of tho com
mittee which Is to appear bofoio tho
Senate Labor Committee. A commltteo
on icsolutlons wns then appointed and u
meeting of tho executive committee wus
called lor this evening to discuss llnan
cud measures, and thu mectlngndjourned
until 2 o'clock this afternoon, when
"The Babbnth and tho Foiclgn Popula
tion" wns discussed.
THE PENNSYLVANIA OltANOEUS.
Meeting of tlio Ilrlccutes ut lliirrlshurc
IlAn'nisiiuno, Pa., Deo. 12. There
wero nbout !300 dolcgatcs piescntattho
opening of thu seventeenth annual ses
sion of tho Stato Grange of Husbaudry
yesterday afternoon, nmljthls number w 111
bo materially iticrcased. Tho reception
of ciedontlnls and general pielhnluary
work consumed tho tlmo of tho after
noon and evening sessions. Tho rending
of tho nunual ropurt of Leonaid Rhone,
worthy master, was tho ovent of tho ses
sion. It states that twenty-eight now and
cloven reorganized granges is tho record
of tho past year with an incrcaso of moro
than .'1,000 new members, nud lccom
mends a pomona or county grange In
ovciy county, and also the oiganlzatinn
of flro insuranco and building associa
tions within tho order to tako the place
of voluntary contributions for losses.
Ho reltcratos tlio criticism frequently
passed on Iho subject ot unequal tan
tion and cautions tho State Grange as to
tho purpose of lutorestcd capital to repeal
tho "oleomargerino law."
Ho urges it to secure futtber legislation
to piohlhlt tales of adultorntcd food; ad
vocates tlio pithsago of a law forbidding
tho importation of diseased dressed
meats Into our markets in refrigerators
and indorses the submission of the pro
hlbltoiy liquor law amendment to tho
Iu his annual roportOverscor 3Ic.Jpar
rou said tho farmer generally was not
allvu to his own intorctls. Ho gave facts
and figures to show that farm land had
docreascd In value during the past fow
years, and ho referred to thu home
market theory as a, iraud.
GENERAL HAltltlSOVS CALLERS.
IIou. I.avl I'. Morton und Wife K.Mieeluil
to ArrUo To-day..
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 12. Tho
only piomlncnt out-of-town callers on
General Harrison yesterday wero Gen
eral Hawkins, U. S. A., and Hon. 13. J.
JeiTrles of AVcst Virginia. 3Ir. and 31rs.
Levi P. Moiton aro expected to arrive to
day. They will hornet at tho depot by
the AVaiiamakor Guards and escorted to
tho residence of Gcnoial Hairison. Tho
guards nro a campaign club, named In
lionor.of Johp AVauainaker of Philadel
phia, vt ho donated handsome uniforms
to tho members.
Friday evening Dr. and Mrs. II. R.
Allen, nolghbois of General Harrison,
will glvo a reception at their spacious
residence in honor of 3Ir. and Mrs. Jlor
ton. Colonel John O, NcW was tho guest of
General Harrlson-nt dinner last evening.
An artist for ono of the New York lllus-
trated'-wcekllcs was permitted to sketch
General llarrlsou's library and parlor.
The inmlffriitlon Convention.
MONTaOMKitY, An'., Dec. 12. An Informal
meetlug ot delegates to tho Immigration Con
vention was held nt the Exchange Hotel last
night. A temporary organization was deter
mined on as follows: John D. Kogucmoro,
Montgomery, president; A. Strnssburgcr,
ltlcbard. Wjgbtmun and Chappell Cory of
Montgomery, ecretaries. Governor Lcnv will
maUo tho welcoming address lu bebulf oi Ala
bama nud Ma or ltceso for this city. Responses
will bo mado by General It. T, Cameron ot
Texas. Delegates aro here fiom every Stato
from New Mexico to Virginia; from Missouri
Tlio Inwit KvlctioiK,
Dcs Moim.3, U., Dec. IS, The river laud
trouble at Fort Dodgo remains quiet. Mr.
Knell sa j s no moro evictions villi be raide un
til all efforts at eettlemont with the squatters
fall. A meeting of evicted settlers was held
at I.cblgh Saturday and tho action of Congress
approved. It Is snld that tho scttlois resolved
to ro back to tho farms from widen thoy bad
been evicted, which, should It bo carried out,
would mako a second ovlctlou necessary and
bring tho eullty parties into tho federal court
to ausuer for contempt.
Churned Wltli Illrlnc Iiiconillarlcs
I'lTTSHUJta, Dec, 12. A Vast special from
Groensburg, l'u., repoits tho arrest of Frank
llacr, a millei, for hiring four mcu to burn
tho flouring mills of I). L. Chambers, nt I.a
trobe, nnd Uumhaugh's mill, nt Grccubburg.
The mills were valued at f 1U0.O0O, nud Mere
burned simultaneously about six months ngo.
The niou engaged by U.icr were arrested in
'a otto County jestei day, and will be taken
to Groensburg to-day.
An Import Duty In South Cm nihil).
Nuw Yoitic, Dec. 12. A Tribune special
from Columbia, S. C, says: -The Houso ot
Representatives has passed a law Imtiosing a
tax of twenty-live cents a ton ou all cotton
seed meal brought, Into the Stato. A bill has
been Introduced In tho Houso granting pen
sions of 30 a j ear to ex-Confcdcrato soldiers.
'Iho present pension Is $o per month,"
Ilcmocrntin I'liiriillty In Won Vlrclnln.
AVniiEMNO, AV. ArA., Deo, 12. Complete re
turns for Presidential electors (received last
ulgbt from the State Department shows an
nvcrago majority for the Cleveland electors,
on thu face of tho iclurus of Kit). Tho veto
for tho hlchcsl elector on each ticket wus as
follows: Travirs, Democrat, ?D,683; 1'ollaclc,
Tlio Ivtis-Ktujnor CiikU,
Columbic, O., Doc. 12. 1'ha Supremo
Court has gr.iutcd tho motion In lake up out
of Its turn, tho caso of tbo Slate against
Stayncr it Ives. Tho object Is to have tbo
caso disposed of beforo tho prosecuting at
torney, l'ugh, retires from onico on Juuuary-7.
A MllKWlur Do.it l.
LAiiOASTKit, i'A., Dee. 12. I'.bei Durham,
ugidllS, of Sjdsbuiyville, t'ucktor County,
l'j., was found daul at Lcamau l'lacc, nt.ir
here, this moi uln. Last night ho built a tiro
aud lay bcslilc a tree, llio nuo Lurned aud
fell upon hlnu
Hums Thrown Hilly.
WiLKEsniHiiK, 1'a., Dec. 12, Thowrestllug
match lust night between Duncan C. Uust ami
Captain James C. Daly was won by Itosj,
three fall out of Iho. Georgo Hose of llos
tou haj challenged Daly to wrestlo for $1,000.
Messrs. 1'ctch. lluud, O'Connor nud othor
well mown St. Paul meu havo bought out tho
St. Paul and St. l.ouls Packet Line.
Kx-Qiifcu Natalie of Scrvla met with an cn
tluisListle icccptlon at Jnsscy, Uounun!a,vhIlu
on routo to llessurabia.
'lhe abdication of King Milan Is considered
ccrtuiu In St. Petersburg.
'llio treasurer's report shows that the l'rolil.
bltlouUts tpeut SW.OOO lu the recent cam-
'Iho body of Thomas Goodson, U. 8. deputy
marnhal, has becu found lu u thicket In Carter
Couuty, Tenti., near the foot ot Itoau
Tho Puriner' Alliance ot Dakota met yes,
tonlay. Nothing of GeorgtUtu vus hinted nt.
Judge C'ooley rcrnarUoil ottciday that In
icslstlngtho law and r fuiiuir to curry It out
tho railroads placed themselves on a level with
tiiu mvi;n and iiArtnort im.t un-
I'OIITI:!) TO TUT. IIOt'SK.
Tho Potomac I'lnU llocclvo $'"0,000
Tho Ilnlllmorn Harbor net $-S.",000
Mori- Now York nnd I'lillndolphln
Looked Out 1'or Huston unit Clilcuffo
(lot ll Sllio.
Tho River and Harbor hill for tlio
fiscal year 18S9-00 was reported in the
Houso to-day. It appropriates (11, 000,.
Tho principal nppropiiatious for har
bors are: iloston, $75,000) Crtpo Ann
S.100,000: Vlnoyiiid Haven, ifW.OUO; Buf
falo, N. Y., flUJ.000: Now Yoik, 5d00,.
000; Tonawniida, (50,000; Philadelphia,
200,000j Delaunro llrcakwater, 605,000;
Baltlmoro, 8175,000; Norfolk, 350,000;
Churlcstown, foutli Carolina, $'.'00,000;
AVInvan Bay, South Carolina, $100,000;
Cumberland feotind, Georgia, (00,000;
Mobile, Ala., $170,000; Annua Pass,
$05,000; Galveston, Tex., $1100,000; fc'.v
bluo Pass and Blue Buck Bar, $150,000;
Cleveland, Ohio, 65,000: Matttnce Biy,
Ohio, irSlt.OOOj Michigan City. Ind., SOU,
000; Chicago, 5100,000; Milwaukee),
StoO.OOO; Dttluth, $50,000; Humboldt;
Cal., (07,000; Oakland. Gal., 8100,000;
Coose Bay, Oregon, (00,000; Yuqulnu
Bay, Oregon, (100,000.
The pilnclpal nppiopriatlona for rivers
are: Harlem River. New York, $150,000;
ist River and Hell Gale. 5175,000;
Delaware River, from Trenton to lis
mouth. $175,000: Potomac flats. $150,000;
.Tames River, Yhelnla, (135.000; Great
Kanawha River. West Vlmlnla, $151).
(100; St. .Tohn'a River, Florida. (100,000;
Black Warrior, Alabama, (100,000; Red
River, Louisiana and Arkansas, (50,000;
Bayou Ploquemlnu, (110,000; Arkansas
River, (85,000; Cumberland Itlvor, ubove
Nashville, $10,000; Tennessee River,
below Chnltauooga, $250,000; Kcnturkv
River, 8100,000; Ohio River, (200.000;
Falls of the Ohio, (125,000; Hay Like
Channel, Michigan, (170,000; bt. Clair
Ship Canal, (100,000; St. Mary's
River. Mich., at tho falls. $500,000: chan
nel aGios Point, (100,000; Vox River,
Wis., (iO 000; Illinois River, (HIO.OOO.
Tho Mississippi River appropriations
aro divided as follows: From Minne
apolis to Dcs Motncs Rapids, $HU0,
000; fiom Dcs Moines Rnplds to
tho mouth of the Illinois,
(00,000; from Illinois River to tho mouth
of tho Ohio River, (200,000; irom
Cairo to head of pusses, $1,000,000;
survey of Mississippi River trom
head of patscs to head waters. (50,000;
harbor nt Hickman, Ky., (50,000; Gioen
villo, Mi's,, (75,000; Vicksbttrg, Miss.,
(75,000; Now Orleans Harbor, (75.000;
rectification ut mouth of Red River,
Atcbafalaya, $100,000; tho Missouri
River, 8U00.000; canal at Cascades,
Oiegon, $150,000; mouth of Columbia
River, Oregon, (250,000; Lower W1I
llametto aud Columbia rivers, (00,000.
A llenperatu Attempt to KHcapo lfnlled.
Nashville, TrA&, Dec. 1". A soarch of
tho cells ot tho prisoners In tho main prison of
this city yesterday i csultcd in tho finding of
nbout sixty kalvos, fifteen or twenty razors,
ono revolver nnd threo ropes. It Is believed
I by tbo authorities that tho convicts bad ar
ranged to inuko a desperate break for liberty
ntidtlint tho weapons wcro to bo used to beat
advautago against the guards who might In
terfere. In ono of the cells wero discovered a
lamp, a ladle and Mhltomct.il used for milking
counterfeit money. PleceBOf bogus coin wcro
taken from a convict, but no dies came to
light. Several convicts aro suspected of man
ufacturing tho nionoy.
An lndinnapolli l'nlitlciil Scnuallon.
New Youk, Dec. 12. Tho World's Indiana
polls special says United States District At
torney I'incry I). Sellers has seut his resigna
tion to Washington. , This action nt this junc
ture ot alleged election bribery cases creates
much surpilse. In his letter of resignation
Mr. Sellers recommends as his successor
Thomas I.. Sullivan, a young lawyer. It Is
thought, however, thnt Senator Voorhccs nnd
other piomlnent Democrats will endeavor to
havo tbo posltlou given to Assistant District
A Nonru Desperado Sontrnceil.
IIastinos, Nbh,, Dec. fc. "KM" Nelson,
tho negro desderado who kljjed Ofllccr Bal
comb last August vthllo resisting arrest, has
been sentenced to Imprisonment for life, the
Jury rcndeilug n vordlct of murder lu tho sec
ond degree. Keloou Is tho 15-yc.ir-old boy
v, ho held seven olllccrs at bay while be was In
iiiubueh. Thirty allots wcro llrcd at Nelsou In
the dark without effect. In tho mcautlmo ho
stolo uu odlcer's horso nnd escaped. lie ac
cepted tho seutenco with anulrof Indifference.
Moro Tlnulilo l'euied at Iloilor.
Sr. Louis, Mo., Dec. 13. A special to the
Republic from llcvlor, Mb., sajs that tho
stilMug miners aro becoming uglj and futthcr
trnublo Is anticipated. One of tho leaders of
the strikers named Atkinson asserts that thoy
lll build a stockade aud defy tho uilHtlu.
There aro only forty-llvo of the Stato troous
on tbo grounds nnd tbo threats ot tho strikers
create considerable ur.eaitucsa. Up to this
hour (1:45 n. m.) no collision has occurred be
tween tho militia and tho strikers.
A I'limtly Ilurneil to Dotitli.
Mount PiansAhr, Tbxas, Dec' 12. A dis
patch from Cookvlllo gives tho outlines of a
tenlhlo affair that occurred thcro yesterday.
At ! o'clock yesterday moinlng tho n-sMcuca
ot John It. KIdc was burned, and Kiug, his
wife and six children vi cro burned to death.
It was thought that tho II ro was Incendiary,
aud that some of the victims weio murdered.
The bodies of tbo eight victims weio taken
from tbo lulus and burled In onn grave. Tbo
family rcceutly camo from Alabatuu.
An Old Woiniiu Tortured,
t'n fbiiuito, l'., Dec. 12. Tho Post has re
ceived details ot tortures lutllcted upon Miss
Molllo lioss, au aged lady llvliig near Unlou
town, l'a., by burglars for tho purpose of se
curing money sho v, as supposed to have lo the
houte. Tho rascals bouud her with buvy
cords, and Inflicted severe bruises upon bar
body with clubs. Hho llnally divulged tho
hldlUE-pl&co of her money, but all they found
was (5. fter ransacking the; houto ulthout
finding any more thoy dopartcd.
AT TUB HOTUliS.
Mr. Georgo S. Douglas of New York Is at
Mr. M. White, Chicago, Is rcglstcied at
W II. Gregory of l'ltteburg, Pa,, Is at tho
Hon. t'asty Youne of Tenncsibo U at tho
The Hoston Symphony Oicbcstral Club have
rpiilrtcrs at tho Harris House.
Hon. Charles II. Glb.on, tho handsome
Mar) land Congressman, Is at Wlllard'e.
P. V. bible, Nuw York; John It. Weeks, Jr.,
Nonark, N. .1., and S. D. l'bolps, New York
city, are at Wlllard's.
Henrv Guy Carlcton, author of tbo bott
Amcileim play of tho decade, "Victor Du
raud," is at tho Ubbllt.
I,. H Junod, Now York; Tl. Wilson and
wile, Uostou, uud Charles Cunningham, New
York cltj. aro nt tho Hlggs House.
V, 1). Houghtou, Iloston; Colonol II. I.
Swords, Iowu; Cieorgo 11. Lothrop and Cnrl
Dreler, the vc!l-kuowu Chicago lawyer, are
at the Khb tt Ilou'.e.
Hon. ' h Seiier, Va.; Charles V. TIppeth,
Chester, N J ! WenoU. Koeo, Hookawiiy, N.
J., S, It Tanner. Hrouklyn, N. V; James (i
Dajxron. Charles tl. Parker, John 0. Fryer ad
M. K. VY. Jvues r nt tho Hotel John. on,
.Slick In tlio Mud lint Fl
BnooKLYN, N. Y',, Dec. 12. Every
thing was ready for tho Galena to sail at
lO'UO this morning, when It was found to
bo stuck in Iho mud.
Finally it v. oh moved out in the
stream, nnd It turned seaward, signaling
the Ynntlc to follow. (
C1IAIUIKI) WITH CON'Sl'IRACY.
The Trial of IliinroUrii, tlio Alleged IT
Gn.sr.VA, Ills., Dec. 12. Tlio dyna
mite conspiracy trial against Ratierelsen,
tlio striking Chicago, Rtirllimtou &
Qulney Railroad engineer, was resumed
yesterday. A. C. Miller, chlof train dis
patcher for the "Q" at Aurora, and J. L.
Herriclc, a "Q" operator, wero sworn, and
identlilcd two telegrams sent by Bauercl
son from Aurora last Juno. One was to
Tom Brodericis ut Cfestou, Iown, und tho
other to Georgo Clark ut Galcsbttrg.
They were In lnvsterlou.s teims and
seemed to have rofurence to tlio move
ments of John A. Bowles, who was1 al
leged to be executing tho dynamite pkHs
of tho defendants.
G. Walse of Galcsburg, n ''Q." cnul
neor; U. B. Mix, cashier of the Fit at Na
tional Bunk of Aurora, and Frank L.
Taylor, time-kcopcr for the "Q." at
Aurora, woro put on tho stand and Iden
tified the handwriting of Biiuoruisun by
various incriminating letters nnd checks
which ho Is alleged to have written. Tho
checks aio thoso said to havo been given
Bowles to ptu chase dynamite. Tho in
criminating letter, telegrams and checks
all seemed to havo been written and
issued by Bauorci'en In fuithcranco of
dynamite plots and wero admitted iu evi
dence, in spltu of objections and argu
ments by Luther Ltiflln Mills.
Numerous witnesses identlilcd' tho
handwriting as that of Bauerelsen. Tho
documents wero read to the jury and
wero veiy d.unaains: to tho liefcudant.
When court opened at 1 p. in., Superin
tendent V. (J. Rice of tho "Q" lines in
Illinois, testified to having been vwttch
iug Bowles and Broderlck at Galesburg
lu July. He sawllroderiek and Bowlm
ut tho'depot, the former with a suspicious
package under his arm. Several other
Aurora witnesses vcrc oxamlned as lo
tho Identification of Baucrciscu'u hand
writing. TO TEACH ENflMSHMKX.
A Couple of Tubu WorHnrs to bo Stnt
PiTTsnima, Dec. 12. A couple of
Pittiiburg tubo workers have just been
engaged to go to England to teach tho
employes in Longmo'e'n Tube "Works
some nuw points lu tho manufacture of
tubing. They havo made a coutruct at
$5 per day.
Thomas Longmoro, ono of tho proprie
tors of tho great Rngllsh plant, was In
tho city to-day and left for New York
this afternoon on routo for home. Ho
has been making a tour of thu iron and
steel mills of this ccunlty and said ho
was greatly impressed vs 1th what ho had
seen uud pleased with his reception by
tho manufacturers of Pittsburg and
"I am taking a couple of workmen
back with me." said ho, "but I do not
caro to discuss this matter to any oxtont.
I tun afraid your manufacturers might
think I was trying to securo- somo of
their best men.1 (
Mr. Longmoro observed, whilo visiting
tho mills hero, that the Amerigan wofk
nitm wer,9 niqro rapid nnd had u better
'system of doing their work, perhaps,
than their own woi leers. Tho two mcu
lib took back with him are utnong tho
most expert of thoir ciaft. 3If. Long
moro's principal object is to gradually
inaugurate a new system iu his works
to run on tho American plan, as it were.
Ho eaid business was exceedingly good
with Iron men of L'ngluud; that ho saw
no reason to complnin: "Wo havo a very
good trado in America, nnd it is increase
Sir. Kdcerton'K Humored Ileslcnatlon,
Cleveland, Dec. 12. A Txrado- special
from Fort Wayne, Ind., says: Iu rccard to tho
rumor as to his resignation Civil Service Com
missioner Kdgerton lo-day authorizes the fol
lowing statement: "I havo no thought of resign
inc. Iwas at tho Rxecutlro Mauslon on Friday
nfternoon, the 7th Instant, with Commissioner
I.yman, and It waB then determined by tho
l'restdcnt und tho Commissioner that tho Kail
way Mail Service should bo brought Into tho
clusslllcd service, and tho President's order,
wnicu l tuny approvcu, was uccinou upon.
It Is said that this order was tbq episoof my
resignation and of niylcavluc W-sblngton.
I camo home exclusively on private business,
and intend to leturu In a few daxs." ,
Women nt tlio l'ollft. .
Boston, Dec. 12. In splto ot tho driving
rain jestorday tho women voters wcro out'lu
full force. While thcro vias much excitement
at tbo polling places no caso of Insult offered
to a female voter has been loportcd. They ,
came to tbo polls iu twos and threes and some
times wltb mala escorts.
m.VXOlAh AND CUMMKKCIAL.
Tho Slock .mil Money Market,
New Youk, Dec. 12. Money 21 par
cent. Kxchango steady; posted rules,
4SJ1S91: actual rates, -!Sli4sm for sixty
days and 4833ls'J for demand. Govern
ments iiulct; currency Us, 113 bid; 4s, coupon,
127 bid; -lis, do., 10S bid.
The stock market opened weak tit fractional
declines from last nljzhl's closing, but utter tho
llrtt fow dealings became stroug on bujlng of
Ulchmoml and Terminal, common aud pre
ferred, tho Grangers nud coal stock, nud un
der thclrload prices steadily advanced through
out tho morning.
At noon tho be6t figures ot tho morning
wero current, and showed au advance of J to
25 per cent, as compared with last nlcbt's
tlures. hlnco 12 o'clock there has becu a re
action, extending from 4 to 1 pur cout.
1 p. m. pi Ices. W. U., b3J: -S. Y. C, 1001;
N. II. C. 0J ; N: Pat-., 24H: do. ptd., 54;
I'. I'., OU; .Mo.. TO; To.t.. B1J; C. S., WJi
1). ,fc II., 1258; D !,. A. W., 1H7J; Krle,i!;
K. & T lUJ; 1 S., 100; I., .t N., 341; N. W
103; O. M 20; P. M., COJ; Koadlnu'. 4H;
It. I.,03J;O. J;M.,a31: do ufd.. 101J; St.
Paul, til; do. pfd., 102; 1!. vt Q., 107;
The Chli-UK" .U.irLul.
Chicago, Dee. l'J. Opening, U.M a. m.:
Wheat-Dec. l.bl; Jan., J.05i;May, 1.09J.
Com Ucc.,;M; Jau.,:u(3; rfb.,5; May
37!. Oats Jan., !); May. 2UI. l'orkJan.,
J,i:i.r0j May, $1U.ST. bard- Dec. .iS.10; Jan.,
T3.05; Jlav, S.10. !
Ub., $7; May 47.15.
cuori, ivios tau., $f.uii:
Tho 'Wimlitnetnii Stoclii.
Miscellaneous Uouds-W. A, tl. It. II.. lit;
Masoule Hall Ass'n. 100; Wash. Maikot Co.,
115; Wath. Llxht Infantry, 1st, PI; Wash.
LlKht liifHiitrr. 2d. ; Wash. Uas Light
Co.. l'Jtl; Wash. (laaUlcht.. 00.
National bank Stocks Hank of Wahhlg
tou.llU0;lluuU of Kepubllc, 175; Mttropolltan,
200, Centuil. 200; Socoud, l'JI; Farmeis' ami
Mtelwnk', 103; Citizen', 127; ColumbU,
Hull road Stocks Wnshluston and Ocoruo
town, 207; Metropolitan, 10S; Columbia, 31;
Cap. it North U tt., X Aiiacoitla, 11.
lusuranco btocUs I lieiueu's. ub; Frnnkllu,
rJi; Motroiiolitau, 711; National Union, IU;
Arlington, 1K; Corcoran. 01; Columbia, l?j;
German American, 153; Potomac, 05; IHg,
Gas and Klcctrla Light Stocks Washington
Oas SW; Gcoigetown Oa, 115; U. S. Kleetrle
Telephono Stockb Chesapeako A Potouiae,
ilUccllaneous fatooks Washington Market
Co., 13: Washington Brick Machine Co,, 100;
National Press brick Uo r Groat Kails Icu
Co., 150, Dull liuu Panorama Co, IS: Kal
Kstate Tttlo Insuranco Co,, lib; CoIumbl
Tttla Iiiiiiranco Co., Pj; National Sato Do
posit Co.,; American Graphophono Co.,
I.orul Weatlivr liulleiitloni.
I'alr; voWri norths cstorly winds.
iitMHAJl iiHi liu