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IiATB DEPARTMENT NEWS.
Tho tresldcut sent to tho Sonato to-day tho
Daniel W. Mnsctoy of Virginia to bo Cpl
loctor of Customs for tho district of Blch
William II. ItohcrUon of tlio District of Co
lumbln, to bo Consul at fit. Onllo.
John Tyler Campbell of California, to bo
Consul at Foo Chow.
John Darcov Connolly of Colorado, to bo
Consul nt Auckland.
Kuttis it. Steaduian, to bo postmaster at
Ferry, N. Y.
lloNi)orr'.niN03 at tlio Trcssury Depart
ment to-day wcro ns followu: 4 per cent,
J50,000, nt 1212,000, at 13J ox. Int. j 3,
000, ut 127J. No-y,s wore offered.
Tun Notts Fiiom Havti. A cablo dispatch
from rort-au-1'rlnco, via Havana, dated yes
terday, stated that Uaytlan public sentiment
supported tho seizure of tho stcamor Havtlou
Republic; that tho United States war vessels,
Galena and Ossipce, had not yet arrived, and
that Legitime was still In power nud tho Insur
rection would soon bo suppressed.
The Piiesidrnt's Cam.eus. Among tho
President's callor to-day woro Secretary
Bayard and Secretary Falrchlld, Senators
Voorliecs, l'lumh, Jones, Turplo, ltcprcscn
tatlves Byuuiu, O'Ferrall, .Gear, Wilton, W.
Va.i burnctt, McMillan, ox-Senator Mc
Donald, Commissioners .Miller, Morrison nnd
Slockslagor. About 160 attendud the Frcsl
dent's recoptlou this afternoon.
Suminox-OENRiixr. Hamilton's Leave.
Tho Secretary of tbo Treasury has granted
Stirgcon-Genoinl Hamilton of tho Marino
Hospital Servlco a leavo of nhsetico for sixty
days from January 1, which period that oQl
ccr will spend In Chicago. Surgeon Walter
Nymaii of Now York city will bd temporarily
In chin co of tho bureau, but all matters bo
jond thdsoot a toutlno character will bo re
ferred to tho Surgeon General for Instructions.
HorjUNs, tub Embuzzleii, Pabdoned.
Tho President to-day returned to tho Attorney-General
tbo papers In relation to the appli
cation for pardon of Benjamin Hopkins, Ohio,
under 6entcnco for embezzling and misapply
ing the funds of a National Dank, with the
"Tlio condition of this convict's health is
such, as appears from an examination which
1 have set on foot, that the quoi-tlon is pre
sented whether bo shall die In prison or at
home. On this presentation I am willing that
ho shall spend Ins few roiuulnlng days nnioug
his friends, regardless of any other considera
tion connected with tbo case, aud oa this
ground alouo his pardon is grouted."
A DRAMATIC SCENE-
Tlio Accusation' Mudo Aculnat n Pother
Inliiiv, "That man's tho cause of all this!"
Charles Hall stood on tho witness stand nt
tho l'ollco Court this morning charged with
heating his foui-months wife, nnd pointed Ills
hand, that trembled with excitement, nt tho
ruther good-looking, mlddle-ugcd, father of
his wife. Tho gray-haired mau'spraug to his
feet with tho shout, ''liar, liar." Tho ficrco
denunciation, tho ludlgnnut denial nud tho
sobbing of tho woman, made tho inont dra
matic sccno over beheld in IhodlUgy old court
room. .Mis. Hall had testified to a sovcro beating
which her husband had recently glvcu her.
Her husband, a tall, handsome, though dissi
pated young man, thcu admitted that ho was
chunk at tbo tlmo nud did not know what ho
had doue. In reply to Judge Miller's ques
tion as to what caused tho trouble ho fiercely
blamed fala, father-in-law and Implicated bis
wife. Then Mr. Frank sprang to his feet, hut
tho policemen and bailiffs prevented any vio
lence. Judgo Miller sent Hall to jail for ton
mouths, with tho nltcrnatlvo of a flno of $100,
. CITY NEWS PARAGRAPHS.
The District Suffrage Association gavo an
entertainment last night,
Tho John Sherman Lcaguo has arranged
to sercnado Senator Sherman to-nlgbt.
The Six o'Oclock Club dined at Wlllard's
last night and after.dlscusslon decided that u
man can "earn a million dollars honestly."
The Kxcelslor Literary Club mot at Mrs.
A, Kalstrom.s residence Wednesday night.
Quotations were read from Hawthorn.
Meade Post No. 6, G, A. It., held Its an
nual muster last night and wns visited by
Department Commander Lincoln.
A cablegram from Komo states that tho
Popo has been Informed that $3,000,000 has
been collected for tho now National Catholic
University. This will bonowsto'peoplo around
An assignment has been placed on record
by wnlch Elizabeth J. and E. E. Burrows
transfer to I'ark Agnow thdlr vessels, etc.,
and the wharf nt tho foot of O street for tho
boueflt of croditors,
A dramatic aud literary entertainment was
given at tho Martyn College of Elocution and
Oratory last night, In which scenes from
"Hamlet" and "Bomoo and Juliet" were pre
sented with great credit to tho performers.
Major Joseph B. Collins. U, S. A., ro
tired, died yesterday at his residence, No,
1522 K sticct, after a brief Illness. Tbofuneral
will talto place to-morrow morning, and tho
remains will bo Interred ut Arlington.
President Gardiner Hubbard of tho N a
tloual Geographic Society road a paper on
Africa at tho Columbian university last night,
In which ho pointed out tho improbability of
Mr. Dolan has been elected president, Mr.
Mahoney vice-president, Henry Crossou sec
retary , aud Mr. Tracy treasurer by the students
of tho Georgetown Medical College, seuior
Mrs. Katie Lorr was thrown from her
carriage ou tho Avcuuq, yesterday ovcnlng,
uHcuting on her head. Tbo driver of a wagon
that collided with tho carriage, was arrested
and locked uplu the Twelfth-Street Station
house. The students of tho Linthlcum Institute
last night presented E. B. Hay with an arm
chair; E. L. Dent, handkerchief caso; Clinton
Ballengcr, tea set; W, A. Hedrlck, tollctcaso;
O. AV, Drew, plush cuff case; James 11. Tay
lor, dressing caso.
Tho Washington City Dental Socloty has
elected tho following ofllcors: President, Dr.
It. It. Guiincll; vlco president, Dr. Gcorgo 11.
Welch; recording secretary, Dr. II. B. Noble;
reporting secrotary,Dr, U. M. Schooloy; essay
let, Dr. E. 11. Bust.
-Tho Washington Training School for
uunieg r riicn. inuinus nuson, Aiesdnmes
J. W. Powell, A. J. Bentley, D. W, Prontlss,
E. F. Andrews, M. V. Mllburn nud Miss Liz
General Old way, commanding tho Na
tional Guard of the District, addressed u num
ber of youug men at the National Guard head
quarters last night relative to tbo formation
of a company of cavalry. Uniforms
aud all equipments will bo furnished
by the Government, A constitution aud
liv-laws were drawn up unci will bo acted
upon at tho meeting to be hold next Thurs.
day oveulug, when ofllcers will bo clected
Tho troop will take part In tbo Inaugural ccr.
-0. P. Morton Post, No. 4, O. A It., has
elected ofllcers as follows: Commander, Chas.
11. Douglass; S. V. C Isaac S. Hawkins; J.
V. 0,, P. II. Carson; quart ormastor, Wesloy
Howard; surgeon, Dr. A, T. Augusta; chap
lain, Charles II, Shorter; ofllcor-ofjtlio-day,
Chailcs II, Fisher; onieci-oMhp-guard, Am
brose Cook; delegates to the Department En
campment, Alexander Freeman, S. A. Cor
nish, E. J. Colvlu, F. C. Hay, Douglas
fiypbnx. K. II. Douglas, Nathaniel Spraguc,
Edward Bright aud P. II. Carson; alternates,
S. W. Hurbeit, D, E. Chase, Nathaniel Hell,
II, CJ. launders, Isaac Hamilton, it. Skinner,
It, II. Wilkinson, ,J. S. Hawkins aud Ambroso
Tlio Unity Club,
Tho I city Club meets to-nlgbt at tho resi
dence of Mujor II. A. Hull, 1-120 Flftconth
ttreet. Tho usual programme will bo followed
bv nu essay. "A Forgotlcu Hero" (Charles
Ellet, Jr., C, E. Colonel commanding U, 8.
Steam flam Fleet), by Professor William D,
Cabell of Norwood Institute,
T'.m Kliidiiririirton Entertainment.
The C'hrlotinas entertainment of tho pupils
of the National Kindergarten Is taking place
this nfloriioon ut tlio lectin o-roora of All
Hunts' Chinch, corner Fourteenth ami 1.
(streets, Tho I'euedara Free Kludcrgurlcn
will el so bo piesent, Mrs. I.nulco Pollock, tho
superintendent, will conduct thq exercises.
Owing to thu dullness of trade throughout
tho Northwest, two mines In Spilug Yulloy,
HI., havo been closed down, throwing out of
tuiployuiout about twelve hundred mou.
IN CONGRESS TO-DAY.
1IOTII DKANCIIKS WILT. TAKli A TKN
Tlio Ilnusa Asks tlio l'runldent for Infer
million ltcgiintliiK Affair In Mndugiis
enr nml Considers tlio Mlcurngiiun Hill
Kindlon Abuses In Houtli Cnrolluu lie
foro tlio Sounto,
Mr. Clintullcr presented tlio petitions
of n number of citizens of South Caro
lina, nlloglng thnt thoy woro proventcd
lrom voting nt tho recent elections, nnd
asking thnt sonio means bo devised to
secure for lliem tho oxerelso of tho rights
which tho law allows In such mutters.
Mr, Hale, from tho Committee on Naval
Affairs, fnvoiably icportcd tbo bill grunting
right of way across the naval reservation nt
lVnsacoln, Fla,, to tho Memphis & Pensacola
Itullroad. Tho bill was passed.
A resolution wns adopted providing for tho
appointment of a messenger to the select
committee on Indian traders.
Tho bill which passed tho House yesterday
appropriating 103,000 to supply a deficiency In
the appropriation for public printing and
$3,000 to ennblo the Secretary of tho Navy to
observo n total collpso of tho sun on January
1, 1880, was icportcd without amendment anil
Tbo resolution offered yesterday by Mr.
Teller providing for an Investigation of Iho
methods now In vogue In tho olllco of the
Supervising Architect of tho Treasury In the
selection of sites for public building was
Mr. Vest moved to amend tlio resolution by
providing foran Investigation of tho affairs of
tho Incumbent in that olllco.
Mr, Vest then launched out Into a vigorous
speech ngalnst tho defects of tho present sys
tem of work obtaining lu the Architect's
otllcc. Ho alluded to the scandals in this
ofllce, which were ventilated In 18TS-9, and
said those conupt methods wcro caused by
tbo same Iniquitous system which calls for tho
present rcsolutlou of Inquiry,
Mr. Halo lu reply made a strong defenso of
Architect Hill, wlio was tho Incumbent in tho
ofllco during tho period of time to which Mr.
Vest alluded. Mr. Vest said ho had no wish
to cist any aspersions upon Mr, Hill, but ho
did kuow that there were looso and corrupt
methods in vogue In tho Architect's Ofllco ut
Mr, Hale said tho Commlttco on Public
Buildings and Grounds could not engage In a
moro meritorious work than dovlslng a system
by which moro thrift and order can bo ob
tained In tho Architect's ofllce,
Tho resolution was agreed to after nmend
Ing tho wording of It ns not to be a direct re
flection upon tho Supervising Architect.,
Consideration of the Tariff bill was then re
sumed. Discussion of tho cotton clnuso of the Tar
iff bill occupied tho remainder' of tho nftcr-
Tlio Secretary of the Navy submitted to tho
Houso to-day a report of tho contingent ex
penscs of -tho Navy Department for the fiscal
Also, nn 06tlmato of an appropriation of
$30,000 for the construction of two houses for
ofllcers of tho Naval Academy at Annapolis.
A resolution was agreed to calling upon tho
President for Informatlou as to tho condition
of affairs In Madagascar, as reported by tho
THU HEAL ESTATE INVESTIGATION.
Mr. Taulbeo called up his resolution provid
ing for the uppolntmont of a select committee
of five members to Investigate tho purchase of
real citato by tho Commissioners of tbo Dls-
HonskVeffbr'tllo'l't'irescnt consideration of
the resolution, but Mr. Atklnsou, Pennsylva
nia, objOflUQailfllthB matter went over tem
porarily. Ho subsequently withdraw his ob
jection, but It was reuowed by Mr. Wutkiw,
Ohlo,nud tho regular order was proceeded with,
which was tbo call of committees for reports.
A few minor reports woro submitted and
tbo Houso went Into Committee of tho Wbolo
for the consideration nt bills on tbo private
calendar, tho Nlcaruguan Canal bill being tho
unfinished business, Mr. Adams, Illinois,
said the opposition to this bill could bo traced
to the Pacific railroads and to other canals,
which, of course, would find a rival In this
Tho afternoon In tho Houso was consumed
in consideration of tho Nicaraguan Canal bill.
Tlio Prospects of tlio Turin Hill,
Senator Gray of Delawaro was asked by a
representative of the United Press what pros
pect there was, in his opinion, of au agree
ment of a tariff measure at this session of Con
gress and In w hat form tho tariff bill would
probably pass tho Senate. "I havo always ex
pected," ssld Mr. Gray, "that thero would bo
a change In tho sugar schedule. That Is tho
most slgnlflcnut amendment to the bill which
I expect to soe adopted beforo It comes to a
Uoalvote. 1 shall mako an effort to havo a
'change made In the schedule of shlp-hulldlng
materials, and I havo hopes of persuading the
Republican Senators to ugreo to It. I do uot
think thero Is much prospect of the two Houses
agreeing to a bill at this session. If the bill
gets Into conference, how ever, ns Ihope It will,
I should think wo could offer to compromlto
by removing the Internal revenue tax from
tobacco and putting wool on the f reo list. Sly
Idea would bo to let all tho other features of
tho Sonato bill stand If wo could galu freo
wool. By agreeing ou this compromlso wo
could effect a substantial reduction of tho
revenues aud at tho same tlmo gain a great
deal for the causo of tariff reform. This Is
my Idea of n compromise, I have not dis
cussed It at any length with any members of
tho Wnjs and MeansCommlttce."
Tlio District In Congress.
The Sonato District Commlttco held no
meeting this morning, owing to tho early hour
of tho meeting of tho Sonate. A number of
geutlemeu wcro present, however, to urgo
certain nmoiidincuts to the bill Incorporating
tho Western Maryland llallroad.
Tbo Congressional Committee Investiga
ting tho fraudulent work on tho aquoduct
tuuuol re-called Major Lydcckor this m oru
lug to cross-examine him on certain points in
the testimony of Captain Hoxlc, niado on
tho preceding day.
Tho Commissioners appeared beforo the
Houso District Committee this morning to
urge the purchase of au Ice boat, but nothing
was done, owing to tho want of a quorum.
Tho Homestead Savings Dunk,
Senator Faulkner yesterday Introduced a
bill In tbo Senate to Incorporate the Home
stead Savings Bauk of Washington. The in
corporators are E. Kurtz Johnson, E. G,
Duvls, G, W. Clark, L. Q. Washington, 0. C.
Clements, Jdmcs II. Hopkins, Jnmes T,
Benet nnd J. W. Botoler. 'lhe capital slock
of tho company Is $100,000, and, In audition to
carrying on a regular banking business, tho
company may act as truteo for estates and
guarantee tho fidelity of porsous appoluted to
positions of trust.
Yesterday Aflurnoon lu Conci'oss,
The alternoon lu tho Houso yesterday was
devoted to lengthy speeches In opposition to
tho Itlvcr nud Harbor bill Indulged lu by
Messrs. Sowdcn, Cummiiigs and others.
Senator Toller otlered a resolution In tho
Henato yesterday, Instructing tbo Committed
on Public Buildings and Grounds to Invest)
gatu tho conduct ot the ofllco of tho Supci vis
ing Architect of the Treasury diiilug tho pres
Tho Hon to )cstorday patscd the hill re
united from tho Commlttco on Appropriations,
by Mr. Hayics of Texas, appropriating H'i,
000 to meet u deficiency In tho appropriation
for public printing and binding, and $5,000 to
cnuble the Nuvy Department to observe tho
ccjlpso ot tho sun.
Senator Call Introduced it joint resolution
Into tho Seuato yesterday giving tho thanks of
Congress to Supetvlshig-Surgeou Hamilton
and other Government physlciuus for their
Ihlellty uud elllclciiey in the trrutmeut of tho
yellow fever epldemlo In Florldu,
There aro 5,003 Iudlans lu tbo Stato ot Now
fry . d
WASnmGrTQy. FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER HI, 1888.
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"Jilt. M'ALLISTEIt, I'UINCli'AI."
A Llttlo JlmliioM Ilnternrlso Which tlio
For some weeks past tho mall of local busi
ness men has been liberally Interspersed with
grandiloquent circulars fiom tho Home, Law,
Protection and Collection Agency, signed by
C. W. MaAlhstcr, "principal."
A fow 'days ago, too, C. W. McAllister,
"principal," advertised In a local dally paper
for agents to canvass for tho "Protection and
Aud In tbo same paper tho samo C. W. Mc
Allister, lirlnclhal. udvcrtltml thnt tin would
collect debts, good, bad und Indifferent, for
people who Joined iho agency, which, tho clr
cularsald, was "of tho United States and Can
ada," aud was organized soiuo twenty years
Mr. McAllister's echcnio was to got busi
ness men to pay HO to Join tho "Homo Law"
association and lu return ho would set tho
mighty machinery of his. gcucy-whlch seemed
to couslst of himself nnd his wlfo In opera
tion and collect Ibelr bad debts.
His ofllco was at OH F street nnd was hand
somely furnished. Ills advertisement for ,
agents elicited several unswcis nnd he en- i
gaged some of thorn to go about among tho
business men and urge upon them tho advan
tages of membership In tho Protective and
Collection Agency. Ona of theso ugenls grew
suspicious ot Mr. McAllister's methods nnd
fearing that ho might himself get Into troublo
by being connected with tho "Home Law"
scheme, which seems to bo blaekmsll for
debtois, pure and simple, ho went to tbo de
tective ofllce yesterday and told Inspector of
Detectives Swindells all ho knew about C. W.
Tho result was that Mr. McAllister was In
vited lo accompany a couple of dctcctlvos
down to Police Headquarters. Mr. McAllister
assumed nu air of virtuous Indignation nnd In
sisted on his thorough reliability. Ho said
that his homo ofllce was IbOO Chestnut street,
Pblladelphla, and that ho had been established
therefor j cais. His ofllco In this city was a
branch, llo referred particularly to Mr.
Brown of tho firm of Wannamaker it Brown
of Philadelphia 113 to his reliability.
Inspector Swindells telegraphed "to tho Phil
adelphia Chief of Pollcoaud that ofllclol tel
egraphed bad; this morning that there was no
such place as Mr. .McAllister said his was at
the number ho gave. Ho also said that Mr.
Blown, of Wannamaker & llrnwu, has been
dead for years, uud Mr. Wannamaker didn't
know McAllister. The detectives last night
told Mr. McAllister that although they wore
unable lo lit any crime ou ti f its and would
hnvo to let him go. In caso they wcro ablo
to fix anything ou him, thoy would do so.
This morning when tho Chief ot Police's
telegram camo u couple of detectives went lo
Mr. .McAllister's boarding place. The landlady
said that early this moinlng sho heard some
thing being pulled "bump, bump, bump,"
down the stabs, She got up 'and found Mr.
McAllister preparing to "skip."
Sho prevented this,-ami Mr, McAllister dis
appeared. Ills wife paid her share of tbo
board bill, nnd escaped with tho ti utile.
Tho detectives aro still looking for Mr. Mc
Allister. THE SMALIiJlESEKVATlOXS.
Attornoy ItldiUo Thinks They Are Under
Colonel John M. Wilson, In chargo of Pub
lic Buildings nud Grounds, is disposed to com
pel tho District to bear tho cost of Improving
aud keeping lu order all of tho parkings and
small reservations formed by tho Intersection
of streets aud aveuues. over which thoy claim
any control. Ho objected to their granting
permits for encroachments on theso spaces
und threatened tbat If such permits wcro Is
sued ho would relinquish coutrol otthem.
Tho Commissioners claimed this right In the
caBe of Mrs. Cole's houso nnd Issued tho per
mit. As heretofore reported In Tnn Evnxiso'
Posr, ho asked tbcm to Indlcato which ot
these reservations or parkings they claimed
control over, presumably for tho purpose of
dropping them from his list of parks for
-Tlii5;Cominis8loners referred tho pnpers (o
Attorney Itlddle, and thon tho papers were
submitted, pomputlng Engincer'of the Dis
trict George II. Bailey, who reports as
It appears that where the General Govern
ment has takeu possession of spaces at tbo In
tciscctlou ot streets nnd avenues nud enclosed
them; so much of tho ground as Is common
to Intersecting streets Is withdrawn from tho
Commissioners and Is exclusively under tho
control of tho General Government.
But where the Commissioners, In the Im
provement of streets, havo placed curbing
along the carriageways aud at Intersections,
aud have carried them around angles, all thus
enclosed must remalu within the exclusive
control of tho Commissioners; In other words,
whichever authority was first in possession
can hold to tho exclusion ot tbo others.
Asa matter of fact, all tho Intersections
were Inclosed by tbo Commissions prior to
their occupation by tho United States Govern
ment, as the Improvement of roadways In
variably proceeds tho Inclosuro nnd ornamen
tation of Intersections. From this, It would
appear that many and perhaps all of tho street
Intersections aro properly under tho coutrol
of the Commissioners.
Those that havo been Improved or partially
Improved by tho Goneral Government aro
given In tbo report ot the Commissioner of
Public Buildings nnd Grounds for 1687.
If the United States turns over the Improve
ment and care of theso parks to the District,
ns will doubtless bo the caso, the city will
have to expend about $50,000 a year for this
work, which Is now paid by tho General Gov
ernment. A DEFECTIVE INDICTMENT.
rriinklln Conk Acquitted of Itoltblng
In tho caso ot Kranklln Cook, alals Otis F.
Hamm, on tilal lu tbo C'lmlnal Court under
an Indictment tor tuktug $1 from a letter
which he wns handling us an cmplovo In the
City Postofllce, Judgo Montgomery this morn
ing decided tho polut raised by Colonel Win.
A. Cook, that tho indictment was not valid
because the ownership of tho monoy wus not
Tho point was regarded as an extremely
close ono aud there was llttlo or nothing in
the wny of precedent for tho Court's guldanco.
Thero wero fow, if any, cases on record which
exactly applied to the point In question.
Judgo Montgomery announced his conclusion
tbat tho Indictment was fatally defective.
Thero was no averment of tho ownership of
the letter, whero or when It was written, or
tbat t was deposited In any postofllce, or In
tended for transportation through tho malls.
A verdict of acquittal was therefore taken.
Steps will bo takeu to procure a new Indict
ment. Authors nud Kdltnra.
Tbo Authors' aud Editors' readings at Ma
sonic Hall last evening for tho bcucllt of tho
Woman's Dispensary was attended by a good
audience. Dr. Joseph Tabor Johnson pre
sided. Hon. 8.8. Cox talked of "Turkish
Humor" in a humorous way; Major Sylvester
of the Votl fuuud that his rcniurks on "Be
Jcctcd Addresses" wus not u rejected uddrcss
by any means; Protossor Horuaday gavo his
experience lu tiger killing as calmly as ho
killed tho tiger; Mr. Spofford, ou the "Art ot
Beading," was uu excellent example of his
subject; Mr, Noyesof tho Star told of his ex
perience at Hot Sprlugs, without booming
iho Spilugs; Mr, I.nmpton read a speech
by Jedge Waxcm, M. 0.; Major Stofer
of tho 8t. Louis UqmhUc took the
houso with his Inlmltahlo rending ot
"Uuclo Ilcmus," nnd tho .Major will no doubt
ho lu groat demand this whiter lu society clr
clos as a, reader, bis nppcarauco last night be
ing lu tha nature of u "discovery;" Major
Stanton, pnoMnuroate of Kcutuoky. Is also
mw to tho Washington public, and his quaint
poem, "Drawing It Flue," lias established
him. Tho Blngiiig by u soxtctto of youug gn.
tlemcn won uu eucoro.
Senator (Juiiy Hum Nothing lo K.iy.
Senator Quay returned from Indltnapolls
ycstculav afternoon, He enma direct from thu
train to tho bouula. Ho wus In conversation
with Souator Hlsuock for a inlnutc, and thcu
Senator Spooner, who had been waiting lo
speak to him, sat down at his left and they
hud a hurried chat. At Its conclusion Mr.
Quay retired to tho cloak room, where ho
Joined SouaUir IIWcocIc, aud thoy remalucd for
some lime lu conversation. To all questions
put to him by nuwtgutlicrcrs about his visit to
lndluuapolU. Mr. Quay returned tho otio
iiuswer that ho had secu (Jcueral Harrison
and that he had oothlug to say about General
Till: AI.NUAL AUCTION SALK IIY Till!
I'lstols With n Fcnrful History Iloucht
l'"or SnnK Weapons That tyent llrlglit
Soul to Their Orates Scenes nt tho
Illddlng Hoiitlnieiit nt a, Dlseoiint.
"Quarter, quarter; dj I hoar tho half?
Make It n half I Qblng, "going nt n
qitartori Last chancel Going, going
It was a modest-looking trunK, una beside
nn artilleryman's uniform, some clothing, a
pistol, nnd a package of! letters tied with a
shoo-strlng, It contained aj love story.
A real-life lovo story. J
Tho trunk wns knocked jlown at the annual
police, snip this morning at, Duucanson's to a
man who acted for a prcttj blut.oyod, brown-
n nircd insn gin jiioiiiobi aioe. c
ii nau cuniaiucu mo
Shccban, ono of the Artlll
five bullets Into his head
half a year ago, with the r
ry Band who shot
one ounusv nlcbt
vnlvcr that laid on
ion oi nis uniiorm in the I
Edward plajcd tho big
link this morning.
bass .horn In the
Ho loved Mollle. nnd was engaged
He called on her this Blindly night,
Wilfl llnnpr Inn limntncn nf llnltnr.
Prcttv Mollle told him tlhl ' ho .must ston
They quarrelled, nnd Motile gave her artil
leryman his conge onlv Mollle called It "tbo
And Edward went nud tbot Ovo bullets Into
his bead nnd died.
And Mollle brought lack her letters tied
with a shoestring nnd thirest of tho trunk's
contents at tho police nuitlon this morning.
Ono night last spring : popular young lawj
yer showed n friend u m v double-action re
volver that ho had Justjiought. They were
nlono In tho lawyer's ollcc. Iho loads had
been removed all but ou.
An explosion, followol by A cry, echoed
through thu coirldors of Iho big ofllco build
ing atid ono of the ftlcudshvas dead, the oilier
for two da J cruzv with c let and desimlr.
Tho revolver brought $11 at tho police auc
nun uus morning.
A young man tried to
end a two-weeks'
sprco in a room in mo M
by shooting himself. Hoi
unt Veinou House
fiucl; the muzzlo of
his pistol Into his car am
pulled tho trigger,
was called picked
looked at it and
'blank fool, you
th that popgun."
20 cents at tho
The bluff old doctor tha
up tho 2y-callbre revolver
said: "Why, you blankc
couiuirt Kin n mosquito v
A negro boy bought It f
ponco saio tins morning
Armory Alley lang will tho screams of a
negro woman ono stormy light two or three
winters ago as a negro wotian backed nnothcr
negro woman to death win a meat cleaver.
Tho rusty cleaver brought lt3 weight as old
Miss Matilda Hcndcrsoiiwas chased through
tbo Mall one dark night bj three negroes.
Miss Matilda was mature and her slender
figure offered llttlo resistance to tbo air as she
ran. Sho was a splendid1 sprinter, but tbo
exertion made her cough, and her upper set ot
teeth tell out. I
Tho policeman who afrcste& Iho negroes
found tho teeth, but no ont would buy them
at tho pollco auction this homing.
Tho salo was but scattlly rattcndcd nud
realized some $200. '
He fciorrcd Foty Years.
Tho body of tho soldier found In tho Ohio
Blvcr at Cincinnati a few days ag turns out
to bo that of the father of Ofllcers J. M. aud
W. J. Kcnney of the pollco force of this city.
Mr. KennOy beforo coming to tills country
served In'the British army and was at Sevasto
pol lu 18. ,'
lie was a member of a Massachusetts regi
ment during the ' latu war) urnf was ono.tuo
lug the flag lu a desperatol
coui. vuu uaiiic uui uiiuanueUfWuue ueicnu-
where In the South. He was cbutliiiionslT In
the army since coming tq America, aud his
services Uere ami in fie English army
amounted to about fofty tears, II o leaves a
widow and ono daughter In! the Western
country nnd tho two son referred to above.
Tho body was Interred at Kowport (Ky.) bar-
racKs, wuero ne was statictioa ( seine tlmo ot
The City Is I(iverloi
The telephone case to
If St, Louis, Mo.,
tho Municipal Assembly
has tbo right to establish lental rates for tho
uso ot the telepbone, It wal
oy tno oupreme uourt aga
chief polut ot tho decision1
Inst tho city. The
ties cannot coutrol rates ch
frgea uy a corpora'
Hon receiving Its charter and frsnehlses from
the State. Tbo matter wll betaken beforo
tbo Legislature when It couvones noxt month.
Tho telephone company as been charging
from $60 to $120 per year for telephones.
Sorao months ago tho Munklpal Alsembly, by
ordinance, established a uniform rato of ;T30.
To this tho company demurred aud carried tho
case to the Supremo Court.)
Victims of Oyst,er Pirates.
A number ot complaints havo been made In
Now York ngalnst the Intelligence ofllce ot S.
M. Von Sloinskl for tending Ignorant foreign
ers to tho slavery of Chesspcske tlay oystor
drcdglng scrvlco. Two complalntijwere made
to Marsnal Byrnes josteraay, Av brother ot
Joseph Kohl, who was sent on October 0, was
ouo ot tho complainants. Ills brother had
not been hoard ot since. Ho was sent to tha
agents of tho Now York flnq lu Baltimore,
Brenner t Welsh of No. 15 Datloystrcet.that
city. Von Slomskl's record hooks will be
Itbul Kstntu Transfers.
Margcrlct G. Halplno to Charlos O. Hal
pine, f 10, lot 2i, square 0L
B. H. Nlcoll to Heirs Taylor, $U,000, lot 0,
block 37, Columbia Heights.
Arthur E. Batcmau to same, $3,000, same.
Richard T. Morsell to EiumsYJohuson, lot
10, square 1TJ. ff
William Mayse ct. abto Kaffo D,
$1,000, sublot 78, square (10,
Frederick Stutz to William' If. Jackson.
$510, part lot 10, sub of Keating estate.
Augustus E. Phillips I to rhilltus Sawyer,
$4,430.25, sublot 18, square 110."
-M Tj- .
Ilurlnl l'ormlti luuuil.
Burial permits havo Dee'n issueil (during the
past twenty-four hours by thallcnlth Oflicer,
viz: Henry J. Klpp, 81 ycarsjlNottle A. West,
8) ears; Marietta Jacobs,, 10 Ua)s; Itobt. P,
Barber, CO yeurs; Paul l)eC, Holt, 0 jesrs:
Mury F. Babbitt, 87 years; Mary Parke, 74
years; Joseph 11. Colllus, 74 years;
Patsy M.-.tthow, at years, 'pud tho fol
lowing colored: Mary flrcotv JO years; An
nie Beck, 1 year; Chas. Uaiidolph. I mouths;
Aiiulo 11. Martin, S months; .Albert Jones,
50 j ears. '
Shut nt a Daniel
Arthur Brown shot his brother Frank In a
quarrel, at u negro danco, out on Twelfth
meet uortcost last night. One shot took ct-
ai.1. Ifl.t ll.lni, till. lamnl. IIJ ..- ...,...
to tlio Frccdineu's Hospital, where ho lay uu
conscious all night. He rallied this morning
nud it Is thought that ho will recover. Ar
thur Is locked up ut the Now Jurjcy avenuo
Chai kc I -With Nteiillug reunion' Papers.
lllchuul It. Browner, an ox.l'enslon Olllco
clerk, charged with stealing -papers from tho
Untied States, was put on trial lu tho Crlmlual
He acknowledged that lux took tho papers
for tho purpose of supplying General llutlior
foril, tho pension attorney, win, names of
I'lulmatits of pensions who did not already
havo uttomc) s.
Killed by Ills Pupils,
Thomus McCaunelly, u youug school
teacher, who went to Audale, Kas., a short
tlmo ago, was called a liar by ouo of his pupils
a day or two since, Ho remonstrutcd, nnd
was attacked by u number of young rufllaus
of tho school, one of whom struck him ou tho
head with a poker, iuttlctlue; u fatal Injury.
Tho Conimlttnn Appointed to Hecclro
General Ilcalo, chairman of tho Heceptlon
Committee, has nppolntcd tho following sub
committee to rccelvo tho President on the
occasion ot the Inauguration corcmonlcs:
Hou. Molvlllo W. Fuller, Chief Justlco Su
preme Court of tbo United Stales; Mr. Justlco
Miller, Mr. Justice Flold, .Mr. Justice Bradley,
Mr. Justice Harlan, Mr. Justice Matthows,
Mr. Justlco Gray, Mr, Justlco Blatchford, Mr.
Justlco Lamar, Hon. John Sherman, lion,
Gcorgo F, Edmunds, Hon. George S, Uoutwoll.
Hon. Jobu Hay, Hou, 8. M. Culloiu, Goncinl
Jlacfoelv, General James Longstrcet, General
Scbcnck, Admllal Ainmcn, Commodore Har
mony, General N. L. Anderson, Colonel
I. G, Bcrret, C. O. Glover, Trux
ton Bealo, Hon, I. G. Harris (Sena
tor), linn. William McKlnley, Hon. 8.
S. Cox, Hou. A. 11, llagncr, Justlco Supremo
Court District of Columbia; Hon, Matthew
O. Emery. Walter D. Davldgo, Enoch Totteu,
O. C. Colo. (1. G. Cornwell, Christian Hen
rich, Charles P. Lincoln, 0. A. It.: Dr. D. W.
Bliss, Hon. W. B. Webb, lion, Leland Stan
ford, Theodore W. Noyes, Colonel William
A. Cook, Simon Wolf, Mnlor II. A. Hall, J.
, Howell, Charles King, Edwin Sutherland,
General E. F. Bealo and John A. Baker,
Tho Commlttco ou Fireworks last night
beard proposals from largo houses ot tho
country rclallvo to tho fireworks display. The
proposals will bo considered by n subcom
mittee, who will m.iko their report next week.
Chairman llrltton, who returned yesterday
alternoon from Indianapolis, slates tbat ho
laid his plans before General Harrison, who
had only ono request to make, which was
that Ms old regiment might net as his personal
escort In tho parade. This Is contrary to pre
cedent, regulars having always performed
General Harrison's hoadquartcrs will ho at
tho Biggs and his family will bo at tho Ebbltt.
A SCREW I.UOSE SOMEWHERE.
Cancelled Hunk Notoi ltcturn fur lie
demotion. There Is considerable exnltemont In tbo
Treasury Depaitment over tho return of sev
eral 20 National Bank notes Ihut wcro sup
posed to have been redeemed, cnuccllcd nnd
Tbo discovery was made jestcrdayafternoon
ut tbe Department, and iho ofllelals endeav
ored to keep tho mutter secret, which they did
until .to-day, when It leaked out through tho
ofllelals of a local bank.
'Ibobllls, with n lot more, wcro sent to tbo
Bedcuiptlon Division jestenlay nftcrnoon to
bo replaced by new notes, when It was dis
covered that they had been previously can
celled. The hauls was taken In and thought
tbat they could save themselves by sending
Iho money for redemption
'I ho 'treasurer refused to accopt tho can
celled notes nud returned tlicm to tho bank.
There Is considerable talk about thu matter,
nnd a screw Is loose somewhere. Tho notes
wero otldcutly extracted fiom a package after
It had been cancelled and sent to tho Comp.
THE OIL MARKET EXCITED.
Tho Price Drops l'lvo Tolnts A Hush to
Fittsdciio, Pa., Dec. 21. Thero was almost
a panic nt tho Oil Exchange this morning,
caused by nn unexpected break in prices from
03 to S8J.
New Yohk, Dec. 21. Tho petroleum mar
ket this morning hns been very weak aud ex
cited. Tho sales for tho morning amounted to
Tho heavy docllno wns diio to the announce
ment of tbo Standard Oil Company of Its In
tention to lssuo ccrtlllcates for Lima oil on
FOREIGN XEW.S OF INTEREST.
Lord Salisbury, speaking at a public meet
ing lnstr evoulugf ngalii'declaiod that tho gov
ernment had ucver bad the slightest Intention
of abandoning Suaklm to the Soudanese.
Toning down the "Blackmau" Incldcut ho de
nied that bo bad, ns Mr. Gladstone asserted,
coutcmptuouslrdcnouuced tbo Iudlau people.
The speech was mainly a retrospect of tho
session. Beferrlngto obtrusive tactics In Par
liament, ho said that some way must be found
to remedy tho evil.
Tho Jliformu positively denies that thoro
has been any communication, or any intention
ot communicating with tbo powers ou tho
question of the Pope's departure from Borne.
Cardinal Lavlgcrlo yesterday delivered an
address to tho members ot a ladles' nntl
In tbo Italian Chamber of Deputies yester
day there was a heated debate, In which vio
lent opposttlgu was shown to tho Senate
nmendmeut to tbo commuulal reform bill,
restricting popular lights at Mayoralty elec
tions, dcsplto Premier Crlspl's support of the
measure. Thodebato was adjourned. It Is re
garded as not unlikely that the opposition to
the Senate's amendment, shown In the Cham
ber, will glvo cllect to tho growing discontent
with tho cabiuet's policy.
In tbo debate on tbo Army bill yesterday iho
French Chamber of Deputies, by a veto of 321
to 17?, rejected the proposal ot M. Freppel to
exempt seminarists from military service.
Tbe Wiener TmjUatl of Vienna sajsthat
1,000 Austrian and German subjects wero ex
pelled from Warsaw ou the ISth Instant. No
reason has beou assigned for this action.
Tho Iliforma of Itomcj apparently fearing n
storm, points out that tha mllltaiy credits
asked by the Government aro very much
smaller than those of other creat powers, and
states that the Commlttco ot tbo Deputies
spontaneously added some, which tbo Govern
ment withhold for a tlmo'
Tbo A'oi th German Gazette, commenting ou
the speech of M. Challemcl Lacour In the
French Seuato on Wednesday, praises it as
oloqucnt and patriotic and says that Premier
1'loquctt's reply fulled lu the faco ot M. Chal
lemcl Lacour s bold and candid language
Tbo Sultan has allowed Arab owners to
claim slaves In tho fort under senteuco ot
death. In tha enso ot ouo slavo already exe
cuted tho Sultan has offered tho owner in
demnity. Tho London Daily TclegiapNt correspon
dent at St. Petersburg says: "Having so-
cured a loan by feigning friendliness towards
tbe fans Exhibition, tho llusslan Govern
ment has Instructed newspapers us far as pos
sible to Iguorethe subject aud to retialn from
advising private Individuals to send goods to
Mr. Gladstone arrived at Luarne yesterday,
on his way to Naples. His appearance Indica
ted that bis Journey bad fatigued him. Tho
students ot Naples aro preparing to glvo him
a grand ovation.
The Paris Temps says: "Wo havo been the
victims ot a scries of fatalities, ot which the
dual term is approaching. Only ouo resource
Is left to use to uppeul to tho country, by
universal suffrage, for a party which Is not
old and repentaut, but new, and which will
abolish tbo past and formulate. Iho new and
right jiollcy of M. Challcmel-Lacour."
lu tlio Secoud Chamber of tbo States-General
at tho Hague jestorday the Colonial
Budgot was adopted by a vote of ?i to 18, In
spite of tho tact that the Liberals declared
their want ot confidence lu tho Minister for
Tho funeral of Prince Loo Thuu took plneo
lu Vienna yesterday and was attended bv thu
Emperor, several members of tbo Imperial
family aud the Cabinet Ministers.
It is stated that tho London Timet will pe
tition Paillament to allow ofllcers of tha
House- ot Commons to uttcud tho commission
and pmdiice documents bearing unduubtidly
genuine signatures ot Mr, Parntll lu order to
pioo tho authenticity ot tho lcttcis ullcgcd
to bo Mr. I'uiiicll'e.
Four more executions tool plneo hero yes
terday. .- I.. -.
A Iluueu Man Sentenced.
kt ll.tltltrmrn .f.mlii,. 'lllmw.rv .In., it
1 alias W. C. Hon aid. pleaded guilty to the
chargo ot swindling Henry C. Banscmer out
of jA,000, ttiutwus sentenced to uluo years lu
iho llurtlett I.ietuio To-night.
Mr. George B. Bartlctt ot Concord, at Miss
Hansom's studio this evening, will narruto his
' pergonal reminiscences ot Emcrsou, Thorcan,
i Longfellow and the Alcotts, with all ot whom
. bq was on teitns ot Intimate uud llfe-loujj o
THE RIPPER BUSY AGAIN.
ANOTHEIt DEAD WOMAN FOUND IN
Tho Murderer llotloved to lio tho Ono
Who Killed the AVomiin "Up White
ohnpol Vny"-Ho Tries to Throw Pur
suers on the Truck With it Poison
London, Dec. 21, Tho dead body of an nn
known woman wus found jc'hirdny morning
in tuo poplar district with an empty phial
lying bcsldo It, It was at first supposed that
tho woman had committed sulcldu by taking
poison, hut evidence has been produced to
day, nt an nutopsy which was Held, showing
that the stomach of tho woman contained no
A small cord was found tied around the
woman's throat which, It Is believed, pro
diiccdstrungulatldn. It Is thought that death
resulted fiom this cause. Thu uiifortuiiiito
woman has not yet been Idcntltlud, but sho
wns of tho samo class as tbosu uonun who
havo been tho victims of tho Whltcchnpcl
Her body was still warm when It was dis
covered. It Is thuugtit to bo Impossible that
tho woman could have committed mleldo In
tho open thoroughfare where her body wns
found, and It Is believed that sho fell a victim
to tho miscreant who hns inurdorcd Und mull
luted so many other women uear thu locality
which this crlmo occurred, aud who seems to
havo adopted a nuw way ot disposing of his
Tho Drlllsh Antlclpulo Another Altnolc
by Iho K.diels.
Lomio.y, Dec. 31. While tho general senti
ment In England Is that tho Government's
position regarding the oppo!t!on Is
strengthened by tho recent victory over tho
rebels, jet It may appear that tho Govern
ment will not bo nblo to abandon tho town.
It is felt tbat tho beginning of an aggressive
campaign has been made, which may lu.id to a
Soudan expedition, despite tho assurances of
Loiil Salisbury to the contrary.
Thu latest reports from Suaklm stnto that
tho enemy is being reinforced by luigo num
bers from tho Interior tribes, nud au attack
may bo expected within a day or two, lu
which tho Arabs will nit only try to recover
tho poililous lost yesterdiij, but that thov will
attempt to capture tho town Itself. The Aiabs
are at a disadvantage In tho trenches, nud aro
known to be ficrco lighters In nu open Hold.
The correspondents at Suuklra thluk that tho
enemy will bo ablo to lead to thu coming at
tack, double tho force In tho town, nud hot
lighting may bo expected.
WHAT MIUIIT HAVE UEEN.
A Disastrous mid Terrlhlo Contlugrutlon
Niaoaiia Falls N. Y., Dec. 21. An at
tempt was mado last night to burn tbo Pros
pect Park House, on Falls street. Tlio pro
prietor noticed n strong smell of gas and upon
examination found lu nu entry where coal Is
kept a bag filled with papers, shavings nnd
other lulhimiunblo material, tho wbolo being
saturated with gasoline.
lu nuother part of tbo hotel was a barrel
similarly prepared. It wns evidently Intended
to set tiro to this mass of stuff at a favorable
opportunity. Ihobotcl is so Bltuated that had
a tire been started ut theso points n most dis
astrous conflagration would huto been tbo re
sult. Tho police aro Investigating the matter,
but no arrests havo been made.
A Decorate Shooting Aft'rny.
Honet Gitovli, Tux., Dec. 21, A desperate
shooting affray, which resulted in the death of
twd men, took pl.ico at Molktown Wednes
day. Two brothers named FJdyd nud Luwson
Todd, recently from Mursbfleld, Mo., became
drunk and boisterous. Jack Choate, a deputy
constable, tried to arrest them, aud was shot
in tlio side. Ho called n citizen named Holibs
to his assistance, aud buth openod lira on tho
Todds. Tho latter wero riddled uud killed.
Chouto was again shot, and, It Is thought, to
be fatally wouuded.
EARLY MORNINQ DISPATCHES-
Tho opinion ot the Uullod States Supreme
Court, declaring old tho wbolo ubout $250,
000 of tho bonded indebtedness of Franklin
County, HI,, bus lust been recolved.
Tbo school board ut East Grand Forks, Da
kota, took a remarkable staud yesterday
morning lu ordorlug tho schools closed until
tbe city council shall permanently removo the
houses of Ill-repute.
Joseph Cullers, a resident of Claysvllle,Iud,,
was caught by a gang of masked meu and
given a fearful whipping becauso ot his al
leged lll-treatmcut of bis wife.
Patrolman Thomas II. Coote ot Springfield,
Mnss., was shot twlco und sovovcly wouuded
last ulgnt by burglars whom ho discovered at
tempting to break Into Wilder A Pullers'
Thomas Rouland, sixteen jears of age,
while out ou the ice lu the Susquehanna
Blvcr at Nuntlcokc, Pa yesterday ultcrnoou,
broke through nud wus drowned,
Tho Jury lu the Kelly case at Canandalgua
yesterday brought lu a verdict of "guilty ot
murder In the tlrstdegice." Judgo llumsey
then sentenced tho prisoner to be hauged uu
tho 21th of Januaiy next.
President Thomas of tho California National
Bank ot Sau Francisco, which suspcuded lost
Monday, has Issued n stutcmcut showing as
sets $718,000; liabilities amount to the Bamo
Governor Zulsck granted another rcpilcvo
yesterday for Mxty days to Flrlmluo Papago,
tho Indian, whoso execution was fixed for
Tbe Federal grand Jury Is still In session
In Iudlauapalls. The Impression seems to bo
giowiug that no Indlctiucut will bo found In
tho Dudloy caso.
Tho Congregational Club celebrated "Fore
fathers' Day" In Boston last cveulug by a
Iho annual catalogue of Harvard University
published to-day shows the total uumbcr of
students to be 1,809 against 1,013 last ear,
Tho Scranton Match Company of Scrauton
was burned this morning, Sevcnty-llvo bauds
'are thrown out of employment.
Tbo Jury In the murdor trial of Ellas
Jackson, ut Wnbash, Ind,, charged with the
murder of Curtis Jelltson, havo rendered n
vcidictof not guilty,
Tho Circout Court at Macon, Mo., has de
cided that tho local option which took effect
In Macon last January Is not legally in
The big strlko threatened in the North
Ceutral Iowa coal mining district has bieu
nvcrtedby a satisfactory adjustment of dif
ferences. Samuel Miller, aged 03, and Anna Hngan,
aged 71, wcro mairled lu JolTorsouvllle, hid.,
yesterday afternoon. Miller has twelve
children, but docs not kuow where one ot
at the Mimas.
George Z. Itastek, Pittsburg; J, W, Katca,
Itlchmoud, and C, T. Atuood, Baltimore, aio
at tho Harris House.
Aaron Vaudothllt, Now York; U. W. At
housc, St. Louis; J, 11. Duwnes, and John II.
Lockwood, Now Yoik, lira at Wlllard's..
Thomas Tavenor, New York; ,1, F. Cory,
Brookl)ii;J. W. Johnston, J, E. Sturko and
J, W. Sayo, Birmingham; Dr. Nciuens Au
gustu, Cape Haytlun, Havtl; Charles A. Jack
sou, New York, and Judge ltusscll, Now Or
Ic.uiE, are nt tho Ebbltt llouio.
J. V. McNeil, Indianapolis; Thomas M.
Babron, ilostou; F. W Coleman, Gettysburg,
and O, P, Tounshcud, Jllluols.aio at tlio
Ilou Francis lhwlo, PhlladelphU; W, Jl,
Naver, West Vhglnla, aro at Welcker's.
'sGeorgo Gray, Delawaro; ihonns horraud
W, C. Vlttor, Now Voik, are stopping at
F..T Walton, Philadelphia: J. ,. linker1
St. Paul; Char'es Carpenter, Now Vork,'iiroat
Ex-Senator Muhouo of YJrglula Js ut Cham-bcrlln'f.
YELLOW FEVER GERMS-
An Important Discovery Which it South
orn Doctor llcllnvcs IIo Hns Mmlo.
Ciiattanoooa, Tkni,., Deo. Sil! Dr. Jnmes
E, Beeves ot this city, au omlnctit microscopic,
has been studying tho tlssuo of the liver and
kidneys from patients who died with yollow
fever, at Decatur, Ala., and has dlscovered'a
micro-organism that closely resembles a spo
cIDogcrm. Dr Beeves hns sent mountings of
theso tissues to various bacteriologists In this
country and has had his discoveries photo
graphed by Professor Dohncro of the Ohio
Tho micro-organism is a bacillus, nud noth
ing like It hns over been found by Dr.
Beeves In his long cxpcrlcnco with bacteria.
Tbo doctor bones that his discovery will provo
successful In determining Iho spiclflc gel m of
yellow fovcr mid that proper culture will bo
found for It before next summer. Tho doctor
Is reticent and declines to siy nnrthlng fur
ther until uftcr a consultation with eminent
scientists to which ho Is Invited, to be held at
Johns Hopkins University tho Hist week In
A Coiuldoriiblo Sliiirtiico In tho Huston
W. U. Olllcos.
Boston, Dec. 21. Irregularities, which ag
gregate u considerable sum, havo Just been
discovered In tho main olllcc of Iho Western
Union Telegraph Company here. Thrco
methods were employed lo defraud tho com
pany, viz., the destruction of copies of tcle
grnnu Hied hero to bo sent to other places, tho
destruction of copies of telegrams received
here, and tho placing upon deliver slips num
bers representing fictitious dispatches for
which tho messengers wero paid by tho com
pany nccnidlngto schedule.
By tbo llrst two mentioned methods tho
money paid for dispatches wa retained, anil
tbo copies nf the dispatches destroyed. By
tlio hist-mcntloucil method sumo of 'the mes
sengers succeeded lu obtaining ns high as $'.'3
per week. Tlio receiver, who oluod In with
tho boys to the amount of half llielr profits
nccruimr from the llcllllous numbers entered
upon their slips, vouched for all tho returns,
and as thero was no nttempt to go behind bis
vouchers tho Scheme worked successfully for
months. Iho manager of thu company says
ho will not prosccuto those engaged In tho
swlndlo. Tho receiver has Icon (llsch.ugcd
nud everything Is now working all right.
A SENSATIONAL STORY.
All Alleged Attempt on tho I.llo of tho
Nr.w Yoiik, Deo. 21. Tho Heralds Indian
apolis special tajs a rumor has crept out that
nu attempt upou tlio Ufa of General Harrison
wus mndo ono day last week. Tho facts, so
far ns they can bo stated, aro that a cloo
friend ot tho Harrison family told tbo story
to n confidential friend. It was to tbo effect
that a wcll-latd plot to take tho llfn of Geucral .
Harrison wns arranged by a gang ot blood
thirsty vllllans and that an attempt to cxbciifo
their dastardly designs was Hindu ono day last
week, but that tho schemo was discovered by
ono ot Harrison's nearest friends and thwarted.
Geucral Harrison nnd his family intended
that tho matter should never bo made public.
Tlio one Or two persons who hnvo bceu en
trusted with tho facts et 111 decllno to glvo nnv
details, and It Is only possible to glvo this
mero statement nt this time.
Tho Herald correspondent adds: "Ot course
tho publication of tha fact will, no doubt, lead
to u thorough investigation ot the alfalr, aud
a determined elTort will bo mado to bring tho
would-bo assassins (o Justice."
WHITECAI'S IN T11USVILLE-
Thrciitenliii; Letters Itci-rtved by tho Kdt
tors of tlio Papers There.
Titl'svili.l', Pa., Dec. 21. It Is now defi
nitely settled that a Whltocap urgauliaton In
fests this city. Within tho past two weeks
twenty letters havo bceu sent to parties bore,
women us well as men, notifying them that If
their conduct Is not moro proper in the future
tbo lash will bo applied. Tbo letters wcro at
first (uKcn as a Joke, but they have assumed u
more serious character ot late. The editors
of tho Herald aud Sunday World havo both
received letters. A counter organization Is
going to bo formed to offset tho Whltccaps
nud to protect law-abiding citizens.
A l'lc'it Interrupted iby I'ollcu, ,
""New Yoiik, Die. 21. Sam Colllnf nua '
Monte Lewis, Jon of Warren Lowls, tho well
known sporting mnu, begau a Ogbt, Intended
to bo lo ii finish, In a llttlo hall back ota saloon
ut Bay Bldgo last night. About twenty sport
ing men were present to witness the mill. Col
lins Is IS years of ago aud Lewis 17. Lewis
has fought before. The first round was very
wicked. Lowls wus forced dowu several times
and Collins fouled him. Jack Fallon, the ref
eree, wnrncd Collins. In tho middle ot tha
second round, alter Collins' left eye bad been
partially closed, a cry of "police'' was hcaid
and there was scrambling for doors aud win
dows. Both principals and eight others wore
captured. Fallon was among those who es
caped. Deutli of Samuel U. Sowull,
Boston, Dec. 21. The venerablo lawyer,
Samuel Edmund Sowull, died In this city yev
tciday, agedOO years. Mr, 8owall graduated
from Harvard University In 1817 and trom tho
Hnrvaid Law School in 1621. Ho was ono of
tho first to Join William Lloyd Garrison In tho
anti-slavery movemcut, lu wnlch ho displayed
great activity. Ho has also been piomluent
In efforts to secure for women equal rights ot
property and person and tho fullest civil and
The Chicago Market.
Chicago, Dec. 21. Opening, 0:30 a. m.:
Wheat Jan., 1.03; May, 107. Corn-Dec,
348; Jam, U4J; Feb,, ;S4J; May, 37 J. Oats
Dee., 235; Jan.. 253: Mav, 20. Pork Jan.
$13.10; Feb., $13.30; Miiy, $rj.50&$13.531.
Lard Jan., $7.b'JJ: May, 47.00. Short Bibs '
Jum, $0.00; Feb., $0,874; May, $7.0J5.
FINANCIALAN COMMERCIAL. '
Thu Stock mid Money Murlcot,
New Yoiik, Dec. 21. Money 31 pur rcut.
rates, 4UU(i"v4l for sixty days and 4b0
4501 for demand.
Governments quiet: currency 0s, 110 bid;
is, coupon, 1231 bid; 4Js, do., 10SJ bid.
Tbo stock market opened at fractional (Io
dines from last night's closing and for tho
first half hour was very dull, but after tho call
there was more actUltv under tho lead ot tbo
coal shares, grnngcrs, Now York A Now Eug
lnud aud Missouri Pacific which were quite
freely bought. Prices advanced I to 1J per
cent by 12 o'clock. Slnco noon the market
has been dull und featureless.
1 p. in. prices. W. U., S'.'j; N. Y. C, 107;
N. .1. C, OH; N. Pac24j: do. jifd,, 401;
U. P., IW; Mo., 71J; Tex.. SU; C. 8., Slf;
D. & II., 133J: ., L. A, V Ui: Eric. 201;
do. pfd., 01; K. A T., ; L. ti., 101k: L. E.
V -; L. (t N., -; S. W 1053; O. A; M.,
; P. M Uoj; Beading. ; 11. I., ; O.
M., 32J; do pfd.. 071;" St. Paul, HI J; Wn--bash,
: do. pfd., ; B. & Q., 107J;
P, D. .fcE., 21; Man.,; O. ,fc N., ; (.
A T 891; 0., CC. I., 601; Mich. C, -; Ills.
Thu 'Wixliliigton KtocLs.
Miscellaneous Bouds W. & G. 11. It.. Ill;
Masonic II. ill Ass'n. 108; Wash. Market Co.,
115; Wash. Light Infantry, 1st, 03; Wash.
Light lufantrv. 2d. 10: Wash. Gas Ujjht;
Co.. 121: Wash. Gas Illghts, (10.
National Bauk Stocks Bank of Washing
ton, 300; lUuk of Kopubllc, 174; Metropolitan,
2i; Central, 200: Second. 130; Farmere' and
Mechanics', 170; Citizens', Columbia,,
llallroad Stocks Washington nud George
town,; Metropolitan, 107J; Columbia, SO;
Cap. A North O St., Ut: Amicosttu, 11).
lujurnuco Stocks Firemen's. ; Franklin;
o'.IU Metropolitan, 74; National Uuiou, 10,
Aillngtou, 100; Corcornu, 01; Columbia, 12 J;
Geruiuu American, 153; Potomac, 04; Biggs, 8.
Gas and Electric Light Stocks Washlugton
Gas, 10, Georgetown Gas, 44; U. S. Elcctrlo
Telephone Stocks Ponusylvaula, 30; Chess,
pouku A Potouiae, 7l)J.
.Miscellaneous Stocks Wushinston Market
Co., 14: Washington llrlcK Machine Co.. 1TOJ;
National Press Biicl; Co., ; Great Falls Ico
Co., 130; Dull Kuu Panorama Co, 18: He.il
K.tate Tltlo fusuruueo Co., HSi; Columbia,
Tillu Insurance Co., 61; National Safe De
posit Co,,; American Uruphopkona Co.,
r.ocul IVnnthei' lodlcullous.
IV r, slightly warmer; winds boeoinuigvrr
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