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The Washington Obitio. i
" Llttlo drops of printer's Ink,
A llltlo typo 'displayed,'
Mako otir merchant prlncos,
And nil their big pnrndo."
Now Is tlio tlmo to ndvcrtlso holiday goods
In The Ciutio.
TLo Critic is dolivored for 35c. per month.
" Our remedies oft In ourselves ilo lie,
Which wo iiwrlljB to Ilenwn; the fuleit sky
(Ilvi-ii us full scope: onlydoth backward ptil
Our slow dolirn. when wo oursclvwinre
Tin) proicr remedy In to advertise In Tub
Wants of 3 linos in Tho Critic 3 times 2.5c.
IbTIT YEAR-WHOLE NO. 5,402.
WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY EVENING, DEOKM HER , 1885.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Woodward & LoTituor.
FRIDAY, "REMNANT DAY,"
AVn unlit no hfttlerovlildicn oTthu In
cicnsliip; popularity of tlinsn nikliit Hum
(li! liiiiiii'iinotliriiii;it tlnil vlsllouros
iHlillrliuidit. on Fridays.
Customers iitiilnrsliiml tlmt tlirso rn
slut'tliins ur not only bona llito, lint
11 milium irniitln willed wero already lio
low their niurlict viiluo.
Till J'rlilny wo shall offer unusual
ntlriirtloiiK, unit It will pay you to riintl
till evening's "Hlur" und rrldny'ii"lto
inililli'nn," In wliloli ninny oilier Item
limit bargain uro otiuiiicrnlnit, imch
illll'irent, nml comprising tlio nntlrn
Hloi'lc of ItcmumilM to ho placed on snlo
Ishoi t I.i'imtliH"' In Dri'HH (Hood.
Inevitably, increased busi
ness means an increase in
the number of Short Lengths.
The immense business in
this department the last few
days has caused an unusual
number of "ends" to ac
cumulate, which enables us
to offer the most attractive
stock of Remnants ever dis
played any previous Friday,
comprising the ends of our
most valuable and desirable
fabrics, which offers an op
portunity not equaled in the
past and probably will not
be in the future.
SHOUT LENGTHS OF PASlIIONAllLi: FAB
trllncli Striped nml DIngonal Ilomospuns, .IJd
to 8 yards,
48-Inch Hondo blrlpo Homespuns, I to 8 yiK
M-lnch I'lnln KnglWu Homespuns, SHi to 0 yds
M-lnch Ollbcrt Suitings, 3 to 5 yds,
110, 43 nnd M-lnch All-wool Tricots, 3(J to 9 yds
40 nnd M-lnch Hough Bouelo suitings, 5 to 8H
85 Inch Striped Jorsey Flannels, a to 4X yd,
nnd other equally ns deslrnhlo Short Lengths
considerably hclow the ngular prices.
"Short B.eniitliH"' In DomcHtleH.
Unusual attractions this
Friday. In conjunction with
the usual number of Short
Lengths in Cotton Muslins,
Crashes, Sheetings, Flan
nels, Cretonnes, etc., we
shall offer the following Odd
Lots at reduced or Remnant
prices, as follows:
"Odd lot" 43-Inch Sheeting, 10o per yd.
"Odd lot" 48-Inch Sheeting, P!o per yd.
"Odd lot" of Cotton Crash, 40 iwr yd.
"odd lot" SMnch I'lax Toweling, lloporyd.
"odd lot" SO-lnch blinker flannel, 31o per yd.
Veil worthy your examination.
(Third floor; tako tho elevator,)
''Mliort I.eimtliM" In Wimli Moodi.
Necessarily with an in
creased business comes an
increased number oi Short
Lengths, hence in Wash
Goods this week the "Rem
nant offering" will be un
usually attract ye.
0" "short lengths" of Ilcst Dark Trlnts, from
5 to 10 yds; regular prleo to.
"Remnant" price Co
"Short lengths" of 5o Shirting Prints, 4c.
"short lengths" of lSUo I'orcaloi, 10a.
"Short lengths" of do Apron Ulnghnins, Co.
"Short lengths" of K'Ko (linghains, ldo.
"Short lengths" of ISo Dark Satlnos, 100.
Customers must rotnoinbcr that 9 to Bo per
ynrd on Wash Cloods is a consldorablo roduo
tlou, as theso goods In tho ploco nro sold very
SI'lXIAL SOO yards of Flno Turkoy Itod
Ollboilcd Calico (slightly soiled), leugtns 3 to
I) yards. Very desirable for holiday trimmings
nnd decorations; regular price lOo.
"llcmnnnt" price Co
(Second iloor; tuko thoelorator.)
"OiIiIh" In Linen Dciiurtnu'iit.
We have quite a number
of "odd" Bed Spreads which
we desire to dispose of,
hence have marked them at
the following "Remnant"
1 11-1 Crochet J!cd Spread, olegant pattern:
"Remnant" price SI CO
1 S-l Allendale lied Spread, slightly soiled;
regular price (ico.
"lleinuant" prleo 3o
1 0 I Crochet lied Spread, slightly sollod;
regular price 81 W.
"Hcmnant" prleo 63o
1 Finn 13-1 Crochet lied Spread, excellent
quality; legulur prleo S3.
"Remnant" prleo 31 73
1 Kxtrn Flno Whllo Marseilles Hod Spread,
cry handsome, slightly soiled; regular price
"llcmnnnt" prleo 2 75
"Odd half dozens" nnd "soiled dozens" of
Kill kies. In all sizes and qualities, at'SIKi per
c er.t. less regular prices, In order to dispose
oj tho lot Friday.
"Slu.rt lengths" In Pillow nnd Shooting
Linens ut very low "remnaut" prleos.
1 Maroon-colored SUk-emhroIdcred l'lano
Cover, very hnndsomo, und a bargain; regu
lar prleo S7.W.
"Itcmnant" urlco ?0 00
"JtriiiiiniitM" In IIiiibrelliiH.
Queer heading, but to
lend additional attractive
ness to our Remnant Sale
this Friday, we shall call a
line of our Umbrellas a
"Remnant," and mark as
follows in order to cause,
0 Men's 88-Inch Flno Mack Silk Umbrellas,
very pretty handles, but Bllghtly discolored;
regular price 85. . ,
"Remnant" urlco S3 00
Think of 3 off on account of tho handle,
1 Ladles' 30-Inch Flno lllnck Silk Umbrella,
excellent qunlity, samo trouble as above;
legulur prleo 83.
"Ileinnnnt" prleo SI ft)
Theso nro "llcmnnnt" vnluos oxlrnordlimry.
(Second Iloor; taku olovutor.)
"JlomiiuntH"lii I.iifo Oepiirtmi'iit.
At half and two-thirds
33 yards 3-Inch White Oriental Laco, 3 pat.
terns; regular prleo per yd loo,
"llemnunt" prleo ior yd ....... (lo
SOynrds 3)H-lnch White Oriental Lace; rogu
lar prleo per yd 12Slo.
"llemnant" prleo per yd fio
l.lynrdsnlnchllilgo Oriental Lace; regular
price per yd SAo.
"llemnunt" prleo per yd liyio
40 yards t) and 7-inch Wlilto Oriental Luoo;
regular prleo per jd fi.1 and lOe.
"Hemnnnt" price per yd 30o
(Second Iloor; tuko elevator.)
WOODWARD & L0THR0P,
Boston Dry Goods House,
oxi: 1'itici: oxi.y,
tm I'min. Avp. 012 l Hlretit
A Recapitulation of tlio Novcmbar
PATENT OFFICE PROMOTIONS
Signs of Reviving Bii3ino33 Shown by
Report nf Initlnii A (Tn Irs by Commis
sioner At It I ns.
GENERAL, AND PERSONAL.
Tho 1'rcBldcnl to-ilny nppolntod:
William W. Anderson of Kentucky to bo
Indian Agent at Crow Creek, Dakota.
New Ohlol of Division. Oreiliam
Hough nf .Maryland has been appolntoil n
chief ot division In tho Sixth Auditor's ci
lice. Slngora nt tho Whlto llouao. Tho
company of Jubllco Singers now In tho city
called at tho Wlilto Houso to-ilay nud tho
members wero presented to tho l'rosldout.
Tho Cablnot Mootlug. AH tho mem
bers of tho Cabinet except Secretary EndN
colt wcro present at tho Cabinet meeting
to-ilay. Somo portions of tho President's
meseago received consideration.
District Appointments. It Is gener
ally conceded that thcro will bo no other
District appointments until tho Congres
sional session Is well under way nnd a great
many other and moro urgent matters dis
Presidential Postofllcoa. Thero aro
now sixteen Prcsldcutlal postofllccs whoro
tho commissions of tho Incumbents havo
expired but no successors to whom liavo
becu appointed. Ten postofllccs hecamo
Presidential during October, thus making
twenty-six ofllccs of that class now open for
Good Work by tho Llfo-Savlng; Ser
vice. Signal Corps station nt Klttyhawk,
N.C.,icports: "Vessel beforo reported nsboro
near Caffcy's Inlet I.lfe-Savlng Station,
X. C, Is llrltlsb bark Ilarkawuy, London,
bound to Gloucester, Mo., Captain Short
nnd crow of thirteen men; cargo salt camo
ashoro 11 p. nl,, November 30, 1S83, during
galo and thick weather; vessel and cargo
total loss; crow all saved by llfo-savlug
crow nt Caffcy's Inlet station."
Patent Offlco Promotions. Tho fol
promotlons havo been mado In tho Patent
OlTlco: Mrs. O. N. Payne, Virginia, anil J.
C. Wlldmon. Maryland, from $1,200 to
81,-iOO; Miss M. M. Ferry, Ohio, JllssM. K.
Smoot, Mfnncsota. Miss M. E. Torrcuce.
Illinois, and Thomas Kcllgan, New York,
$1,000 to $1,200; Miss L. Clapp, Malno, Jllss
E. M. Miles, Michigan, Mrs. 11. V. Sea
bronlc, South Carolina, and Mrs. Marian
VcItcuUclmcr, New York, $J00 to 1,00.
Signs of Rovlvlnff Buslnoas. Third
Assistant I'ostmastcr-Gcncral Hazcn has
prepared a statement of; receipts at tho ten
principal postofllccs In tho oouutry for tho
past flvo months. Thcro nro thrco tables,
ono of which L'lvcs tho receipts from first
class mall matter, ono from second-class
mall matter nnd tho other from special re
quest cnvolopos. Thoy show nn Increase,
especially for tho mouth of November. Tlio
special request cnvolopes nro thoso used by
business men principally, nnd tho receipts
from them indicate how business Is picking
up. n is a most gramyiug exmuii.
A Land Offlco Ordor ModlHod. Com
missioner Spat ks of tho General Land Of
flco has modified Ills ordor of April ft, sus
pending final action in tho lssuo of patents
ou settlement and Improvement claims. Ilo
will certify to tho lssuo of patents In con
test when tho rights of successful parties
havo been established, and when examina
tions havo been imulo by Government agents
nnd no frauds havo been established on
homestead entries when residence, Improve
ments, tVc., havo been mado according to
law. Tho Assistant Commissioner, tho
chief clerk and tho chief law cleric are con
stituted a commission to pass upon and re
port such cases to tho Commissioner.
Tho Public Dobt. Tlio public debt
statcmcut;ior November shows a so-called
Incrcaso of tho public debt of $-l,8S7,103,
caused by an Incrcaso In tho minor and
fractional coin classed as unavailable, und a
decrcaso In tho cash avnllablo for debt re
duction. Tho following Is a recapitulation
of tho debt statement: Interest-bearing
debt, $1,272,031,700.01; debt ou which in
terest has ceased 6lnco maturity, $3,7bl,
111.02; debt bearing no Interest, $5r),510,
1M.D2. Total debt, principal, $1,833,857,
832.18; interest $12,070,12-1.27; total $1,815,
027,050.15; total debt, less available cash
Items, $1,514,175,301.00; net cash In tho
Treasury, $01,030,505.31; debt, less cash In
tho Treasury December 1, 18S5, $1,453,514,
700.50; debt, less cash In tho Treasury, No
vember 1. 18S5, $1,417,057,508.00; total cash
In tho Treasury ns shown by Treasurer's
geucral account, $188,057,102.07.
Tho Indian Commissioner's Itoport.
In his numial report Commissioner At
kins states bis belief that tho civilization of
tho Indian Is possible, nnd that It will bo
brought about by agriculture. Durlug tho
last fiscal year thero was an Incrcaso of
18,473 acres In land tilled by Indians. Ex
clusive of tho lauds cultivated by tho flvo
civilized tribes, tho number of acres In cul
tivation by Indians during tho prosont year
Is 218,211. Thero aro in tho United States,
oxcluslvo of Alaska, about 200,000 Indians,
04,000 being in tho flvo civilized tribes In
tho Indian Territory. Thcro aro In Now
York, 4,070; In North Carollnu, 3,100, nnd
there nio somo In Dakota, Nebraska, Ivau
sas, Wlbconsln mulj Minnesota, and a fow
In California and tho Noithwost, who aro
civilized, and still others who can lay some
claim to civilization. Many others ou tho
reservations havo cast off tho blanket nnd
aro adopting tho fashions nnd dress of white
people. The Commissioner recommends
apportionment of lands In severalty nnd the
fiilu of' tho rcmaluilor of tho reservations for
homestead entries, tho money thus obtained
to bo put In trust for purposes of education
mid civilization, Ho speaks very highly of
tho Indian police
Minor nnd Porsonnl.
William 1). Kcndrlck has declined ap
polntuunt as shipping commissioner of tho
poit of Philadelphia,
Secretary Whitney took n train for Now
Yoik last evening Immediately upon his re
turn from Indianapolis.
Tho Secretary of tho Treasury has ap
pointed Win. V, Shadloof Pennsylvania in
bochlef of n division lu tho Second Oomp
Tho annual report of Commissioner
Spiuksoftho General Lund Ollleo will de
vote n good ileal of attention to frauds lu
tho public lands.
Tho State Depnrtment Is Informed that an
additional duty of twenty per sent, will ho
Imposed upon all Imports Into Guatemala
after December 15.
'll.o President iimilo the following up
polnliiicuts lulu yesterdays A. A. Wilson,
to bo United States Marshall for tho Dis
trict of Columbia; Alfied O. Eirorter. to t3
Surveyor of Customs for tho port of Whool-
lug, V. Vn.i Horaco 11. Monro, to bo Col
li etor of Customs for tho District of Dulutli,
Captain Bcarilsloy. commanding tho Pow
hatan, rtporls to tho Navy Department that
tho men icscued from Knucador Island woro
found In good condition.
Hctinr Itomcro, tho Moxlcan Minister do
nlcs tho statement that Americans In
Mcxl:u havo been sn persecuted that thoy
becamo nnturallzrd Mexicans tu order to cs
capo further trouble.
linn. N. M. Hell, Superintendent of For
eign Mulls, leaves by steamer for Newport
News, Vii., to-day, wlirrn ho goes to roiru
Into that post as n "inaklng-up" offlco for
tho shipment of Southern foreign malli,
A clvll-servlco examination was hold yos
tcrdny morning at tho rooms of tho Commls
sloti for tho limited departmental service.
Thcro wero forty-flvo applicants twenty
bovcii females and eighteen males. Thcro
wcro thrco colored men ns applicants.
Although tho resignation of General Cos
ter, pension agent nt Now York, has been
accepted, It Is understood that ho will re
main In ofltco until tho December pension
payments havo been mado. Tho position
jiays $4,000 per year, and thcro nro ulroady
half ndozen applicants for It.
Tin: Aiurv Axn xavf.
Onlers, Uotnlls nml AstirjimontH on
Linn! nml Wiitcr.
Commander Charles 8. Cotton, ordnanco
officer nt tho Norfolk Navy-Yard, returned
to ins station yesteruay irotn icavo.
Private Charlos Fisher, Dattery I, Socond
Artillery. Is granted furlough for ono month
from Jackson Uarracks, Now Orleans.
Tho Swntara will bo placed In tho dry
dock at tho Norfolk Navy-Yard nbout tho
last of tho week, or when tho Yantle comos
Commander Silas Terry returned to tho
Portsmouth last Sunday at tho Norfolk
yard, from a visit to his family at An
napolis. Surgeon Alexander F. Maerudor, U. 8.
N.. has returned to tho Yantle from a visit
to Ids father-in-law, Chief Justice lllchard
son of tho Court of Claims.
Captain Charles K. AVlnno, assistant
surgeon, has been assigned n post surgeon
at llenlcla Uarracks, California, and attend
ing surgeon at tho arsenal thcro.
J.leutcnat William P. Day, who has Just
been detached from tho Yantle, at Norfolk,
nnd placed on sick lcavo, arrived hero
yesterday. Ilo has quarters at tho Eb-
General James 8. Drisblu, lieutenant
colonel Ninth Cavalry, has returned to his
station at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska, from a
brief lcavo. Ho was at Fort Leavenworth
First Lieutenant William P. Blddlo, Ma
lino Corps, arrived at tho Ehhltt this morn
ing from his homo In Philadelphia, Ho was
recently detached from tho Kcarsargo, on
tho European squadron.
Tho family of Llcutcnnut Edward Everts,
assistant surgeon, who Is on duty at Fort
McDcnnlt. Nevada, Is 111 at llenlcla Uar
racks, California, In tho quarters recently
occupied by Dr. Everts.
Pay Director Caspar Schcnck arrived hero
last night from San Francisco cu route to
Norfolk, under orders to rcllovo Pay Di
rector Cuthbcrt P. Wallack, in chargo of
tho navy pay offlco thero. Ho Is ut the Eb
Mrs. Alton II. Tludlong, wlfo of Lieuten
ant Uudlong (who has recently resigned
from tho Nlutn Cavulry to becomo a part
ner of Major Keeling ns post-trader at Fort
Leavenworth), rejoined her husband last
Suudny from n visit to hor old homo In tho
First Lieutenant Orln B. Mltchnm, Ord
nance Corps, (chief ordnanco officer ou
General Howard's stoft), has boon sent to
Fort Douglass, Salt Lako City, to mako a
thorough inspection of nil tho arms at that
post, which Is garrisoned by tho wholo of
tho blxth Infantry.
Lieutenant Samuel E. Smlloy, Eighth In
fantry, has relieved Lieutenant Hobcrt F.
Ames, Eighth Infantry, ns Judgo-advocato
of tho court-martial convened at llenlcla
Barracks, California, nnd tho latter has re
lieved Captain Charles Porter, samo regt-
mciiL as nicmuer oi tuo court.
Naval Orders: Commander Henry B.
Seeley has been ordered to tho Leaguo
Island Navy-Yard; Lloutenant Henry T.
Mavo, to. tho Naval Observatory; Chaplain
William T. Morrison, to tho New Hamp
shire; Lieutenant Walter S. Hughes, de
tached from tho Now Hampshire and or
dered to tho Hydrographlc Office.
Army leaves granted: Lieutenant William
F. Hancock, Fifth Artillery, Fort Schuyler,
New York Harbor, two months from De
cember 20. Captain Leopold O. Parkor,
First Infantry, Fort Lowell, Arizona, two
mouths' sick leave. Lieutenant Francis P.
Fremont, Third Infantry, threo months,
with permission to apply for ono month's
extension; to tako clTcct when First Lieu
tenant Philip Ileado rcjolni tho company
(II) at Fort Shaw. Montana. (Lieutenant
lteado Is now hero).
jtvi'viiLWAX nousi: o.waus.
Vhut Isl.lkoly tn liuDono nt tho Satur
day Afternoon Meeting.
Itcprcsoutatlvo Cannon of Illinois who
has called a caucus of tho Hepubllcan mem
bers of Congress for Saturday afternoon at
n o'clock, was asked last ovenlng by a
Ciutio reporter if ho could and was willing
to givo an outline of tho probable action of
"1 can't tell you a thing moro than what
I havo read already In tho papers. I do
not know who tho candidates nro further
than common rumor. A lot of us got to
gether tho other night and in vlow of tho
fact that tho Democrats are to uso tho hall
on Saturday evening, wo thought it advisa
ble to hold our caucus in tho afternoon,
thinking ucommlttco room rather too small
nud thcio would necessarily bo Interrup
tions on Monday morning, That Is all I
know, I don't know who tho candidates
It seems to bo generally conceded that tho
liepublleaus will prcseut for Speaker either
Mr. Heed of Mnlno or Mr. Hlscock of Now
York, although tho friends of ox-Govornor
Long of Massachusetts will probably pro
sent tho namo of that gentleman lu tho cau
cus, 1 ho honor is an oinpty one, of courso,
but at tlio Biimo tlmo tho nomination at tho
hands of tho party caucus would bo an
honor which any member would covot,
even though tho Republicans aro In a hope
Hepubllcan Representatives as a general
thing havo been cautious In expressing tliclr
opinions regarding tlio proposed chaugo In
tho rules, though it is thought that thu ma
jority of them will favor tho proposition it
thero Is a good chance of dividing nud em
barrassing the Democracy In any way. This
matter will no doubt bo discussed lu tho
Saturday aftciuoou caucus.
ai'l'Y II ALU XOTVS.
Current Ileum fllimuuil Vrom tlio Oottrt
Tho will of tho lato Jauo L. Smllli. widow
of tho lato l!ev. John U. Smith, D, 1)., was
filed Willi tlio Itcglstcr to-day for probate
Tho suit of Wm, Ncltzy to recover $5,000
daiiiiigcs from tho ll.iltlmoro A Potomac
liallrund Company for Injuries done his
property on Maryland uveuue, between
Twelfth and Thirteenth streets southwest, is
to-dav occupying the second division of tho
Mntrlaco licenses havo been Issued as
follows: Samuel Adams nud Martha Leu;
John W. Dublin and Ella Donaldson; It. Y.
Miigiuderauil Mary K. Pope, both of I'rlneo
(lioigo's County, Mil.; Henry Colo nud
Lucy Dungeillcld; Thomas W. ltutledgo of
lleiren County, Mich., nnd Kuto E. Wes
tliiopo of this city; W. II. Turner und
Murtha L. White; Luther 11. Lowo und
l.jdla A Crouch; Hubert Hell and Maria
Usual; H. E. Burgess and Aunlo Uoyco,
both of Prince George's Comity, Md.;
Huhcit Smith and Jane Aloxaudor, l'houus
W, Kcir and Murl.iB. Tholo.
Tlio great publishing firm of Houtlogelii
lxiiiilnii mint 0,000,000 hooks In tho year,
, and bind 4,000,000.
OUR NEW MARSHAL.
Albert A. Wilson Named as Mr.
A TIP-TOP APPOINTMENT.
Tlio l'rostilnnt's Otiulcn MeoU llvory
liiiily'H Witrm Apprnvilt.
EXPRESSIONS OF OPINION.
Truo to tho predictions that tho Prcstdont
would appoint n well-known cltlzon of
tho District of Columbia to thu position of
United Stales Marshal of this District bo
tween the first of December nud tho as
sembling of Congress, tho following notifica
tion was issued from tho Wlilto Houso to
tlio press lato yesterday uftcrnoon:
ALllCKT AfOUSTUS WILSON.
Tho President hns iippolntcd Albert A. Wll
son of Washington to bo United Statci Mar
shal for tho District of Columbia. Mr. Wilson
Is president of tho Firemen's Insuraneo Com
pany, i Ice-president of tho Metropolitan Hall
way Comimny nf Wnshlnaton and n director
of O.o National Hank of tho Ilcpubllc.
Tho President being convinced that tho
penplo of tho District of Columbia uro cntltlod
io tho ontlro time and attention of this ollleer
In tho performance of tho legitimate; dutlos
pertaining to tho MarshaMiIp, ho has deter
mined to relievo tho oftleoof tho unolllcluliuid
social functions that hnro In lato years at
tended It, and Mr. Wilson will not bo called
upon to perforin tho latter service.
Tho President also addressed to Colonel
McMlchacl tho following lottcr:
H.xr.cuTivB Mansion, Wasiiinhton, Deo. 2,
1SK COUINKLC'LAVTON MoMlCIIAKIr Mr Dk.vii
8m: I havo this day determined to appoint
ns your successor In tho ollleo of Murshil of
tho District of Columbia Mr, Albert A. Wil
son of this city. I havo overy nssurancothat
ho will contiuuo In tho legitimate nml official
functlonsof tho oflleo tho samo clean methods
and mlmlrnblo system which you havo main
tained, I bespeak for him tho consideration
nnd kindness which you havo oxprcscd your
self ni willing and illusions to extend to your
It Is a tnllstiicllon to nssuro you that your
dlsehargo of official duty has been all that
could ho desired, nnd that your thoughtful
ncss lu suggesting nnd ability In oxronthii;
measures for my personal comfort und plois
uro uro fully nppreoluted, and will bo ploas
I thnnk you, too, for your willingness tbeon
llnuu In thuillschnrgoof your duties boyond
tho tlmo when you desired to retire, at my
solicitation nnd for my easo and convenience.
In permitting you nt your own request now
to bu relieved of tho duties nf your official
place, I doslro to express t ho hope t hat miccois
und prosperity may nttend all your under
takings, und that comfort may watt upon nil
your future wiy of llfo. Very sincerely yours,
Marshal McMlchacl has long desired to
bo relieved from tlio duties of tho Marshal
ship, and hns earnestly recommended that
nu appointment bo inado beforo Congress
meets, co as to permit tho now Marshal to
nssumo his duties without awaiting con
firmation. Tho President has, from tlmo to
time, considered tho question of who to se
lect, and has consulted leading District
Dunocrats on tho subject. Tho candidates
whoso papers wcro beforo him wero: Wood
bury Blair, ex-Commissioner Thomas P.
Morgan, Colonel William 1). Moore, E. U.
Hny nud Charles B. Thompson.
'1 ho President nnd Colonel Lamont havo
been personally ncqualutcd with Mr. Wil
son, ami when prominent citizens havo gouo
to tho White Houso lu support of othcrcan
dldatcs, their opinion of Mr. Wilson has al
most Invariably been asked. In reply to
ins inquiries tlio rrcsiucnt has niways boon
told that A. A. Wilson h a prominent nud
popular citizen, a good business man and n
good Democrat, and lu nil rospects compe
tent and quallllcd to mako a good marshal,
Mr. W. W. Corcoran, District Commis
sioner William II. Webb and many other
leading citizens hnvo Joined In theso words
of warm commendation of Mr. Wilson,
Senator Gorman concurred In Ills praise
and tho President has satisfied himself of
tho desirability of that gcntlemau's appoint
ment. Yesterday Mr. Wilson called at tho White
Houso by tho President's request, nnd had
a long conversation with tho President.
Later hi tho day tho President saw Mr. Cor
coianund other prominent citizens, and nt
5 o'clock Mr. Wilson's nppolntmont was an
nounced. Tho news was rapidly circulated
ami widely discussed. Tho prevailing sen
timent was one of pleasure and satisfaction
at this emphatic assurance of the good
futth of thu President to his Implied pledge
of "District men for Dlstrlctolllees."
Tho President's decision that tho Marshal
ship should bo divested of all Its social fea
tures and duties was reached somo tlmo ngo
and ho has since had no Idea of appointing
any person unfamiliar with tho affairs of
tho District and tho requirements of Its Ju
diciary. Mr. Wilson, It Is stated, Is tho
only person to viliom a tender of tho ollleo
has been made. Mr. Wilson Is said to have
been under tho Impression that somo per
sonal friend of tho President would till tho
position, and that General Farnsworth had
been selected. Under this Impression ho
recommended no candidate for tho position
and took no interest In the contest. Ilo
left tho President yesterday uncertain ns to
whether tho Marbhalshlp would or would
not bo tendered to him, but convinced that
If offered It would be a high compliment
mid ono which ho should accept.
Tho Marshulshlp under President Clovo
land's administration will luvolvo no White
Houso servlco whatever. Tho Commis
sioner of Public Buildings nud Grounds,
Colonel Wilson, and the attaches of the
White House will bo called upon to per
form the duties lu connection with tho
Wlilto Houso receptions and festivities.
Mr. Wilson's commission will ho for a term
of four years, commencing to-day. Tho
compensation In salary and fees Is limited
by law to $0,000 per annum. Tho patron
ago of tlio ollleo consists of a deputy mar
shal at $3,000, n chief bailiff at $1,400, ono
at $1,300 and ulno at$l,100; six messengers,
four laborers, threo watchmen, one guard
and ono van driver.
Mr. Wilson Is a native and llfo-long resi
dent of Washington, Is forly-llvu years of
age, and Is thoroughly und exclusively
Identified with Washington city nud Its In
stitutions und Interests. Hols president of
tho Firemen's Insuraneo Company; vice
president of tho Metropolitan Hallway Com
pany; a director of tho National Hunk of
tho Hcjmbllc; a trustee of the Hc.il l'.state
Tlllo Insuruneo Company, nud un owner
of considerable real estate. Ho Is a man
of business and business capacity, a soldi
Democrat, and ono who enjoys tlio uoull
ilcnco and respect of the business men of
Washington and of all who know him,
Ills father, who was a Washington lumber
lucrchnut and u member of the City
Council, dlud a dozen years ago, loivln:
thrco sons and ono daughter. Mr. Wilson's
wlfo Is the daughter nt Mr. Thomas II.
Entwlstc, tho Building Inspector.
Mr. Wilson took an nctivo part In local
politics In earlier days and represented this
District lu tlio National Conventions which
nominated Tllilen nnd Hendricks nnd Han
cock and English. Downs treasurer of tho
Inaugural committee nnd as nctivo and suc
cessful ns nny of tho workers lu connection
with tho Inauguration arrangements. Ilo Is
also Hie president of the Columbia Demo
District Commissioner Edmonds said
simply: "I havo no doubt tho appointment
Is n good one, or It would not have been
District Commissioner Webb soldi "1
hnvo known Mr. Wilson for years. Hols
nn old friend of mine, and I know ho will
perform tlio duties of tho oflleo with ns
much credit as anybody who could havo
Colteclorof Taxes John F. Cook, when
asked for his opinion, said: "I think ho Is a
good reiirescntatlvo man of tho District."
Mr. Wm. Tlndall, secretary to tho Dis
trict Commissioners, said: "Mr. Wilson
did as much for tho success of tho Demo
cratic cnuso In tho last campaign as nny
other District Democrat and Is entitled to
tho best his party had to glvo on partisan
grounds. His abilities and character glvo
assurance tlmt tho President will have no
cnuso for uneasiness as to tho proper ills
chnrgo of the duties of thu position of Mar
shal whllo Mr. Wilson hold It."
Tho appointment of Mr. Wilson Is of
courso received very favorably by tho gen
eral public. Judges llagucr, James nud
Cox expressed themselves as much ploasod
with it. Mr. Lawrence Gardner, secretary
of tho Columbia Democratic Club, says that
no ono moro filled for tho position could
havo been selected.
Charles Moore, csn.. savs that tho ap
pointment Is a good one. That II not only
indicates that the President Intends to rec
ognize District men for District ofllccs, hut
that tho selection Is a recognition of mou
who have worked for tho party. Ho Is an
oxccllontbuslncssmannnd will bring that
qualification to bear upon tho conduct of
tho ofllee, says Mr. Mooro.
Mr. James P. Wlllctt, Mr. William Dick
sou (who, by tho way, predicted tho ap
pointment ten days ago), Mr. Noblo 1).
Lanier, Mr. Dorsey Clagett, Colonel James
B. Ilcnct nnd .Mr. William Gait aro all
highly pleased with tho appointment.
Mr. Woodbury Blair, who was ono of tho
candidates for tho place, says he cannot
speak too highly of Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Ed. Wright says: "It Is tho best ap
pointment that could havo bceu mado. Tho
President has kept his word."
Tho nttorncys-ut-law aro also well-pleased :
Frank T. Browning says: "I llko It llrst
rato. It Is a good appointment." N. II.
Miller: "1 don't know much about tho
gentleman, but like thu appointment bo
cuuso It Is a homo man." John J. Johnson:
"It Is n good appointment. I havo known
Mr. Wilton from n boy. You will find him
attending to business nnd not running oil
every llt'tlo while." A. II. Duval!: "There
could nothavo been a better appointment."
A. C. Brndlcy: "I only know Mr. Wilson
In n casual business way, but havo hoard
him always highly spoken of. It Is a DIs
ti let appointment, which Is ono good thlug,
and n business man, which Is another."
John E. N'otrls: "Thero was no better can
didate offered nud I do not know whera ono
could bo found. I am well suited." E. A.
Newman: "Ho Is good. Ho Is nil right. I
think him n splendid man."
District Attorney Worthlngton says: "I
am not much acquainted with Mr. W llsou.
lie was foreman of Iho grand Jury when I
camo Into office, and what I do know of
him makes mo think that ho Is the man fur
John F. Ennls: "I am very much pleased,
Indeed. 1 am delighted with tho uppotut
nient." Mr. Charles B. Thompson, who was a
candidate for tho place, says that Mr. Wil
son's appointment Is a very good oue. Mr.
Thompson's friends havo had 6omo fun at
his expense by eaylug to him, "Of courso a
man who goes so much on stylo ns you do
would not have tho place with tho duties
curtailed as indicated by tho President."
Ho laughed nud accepted tho gibes with
Tho President signed Marshal Wilson's
Colonel Lamont says tho President will
not call upon anv official to perform social
duties at tho White Houso, such ns tho
marshal lias heretofore performed. Tho du
ties legnllylmposcd upon tho Commissioner
of Public buildings and Grounds Include
most of tho essential portlou of theso duties
and any other necessary servlco will bo per
formed by tho regular attaches ot tho
AT THE MARSHAL'S OmCt,
Mr. Wilson arrived at tho Marshal's of
fice about 12 o'clock, and his coming cre
ated qulto a Hurry among tho employes, Ho
had n pleasant word for overy ono ns ho
passed to tho private oflleo, where ho mot
Marshal McMlchacl, and spent somo tlmo
In conversation. It Is understood that ho
will tako chargo next Saturday, when tho
term of the oourt and accounts for the quar
LOGAS' TllV COMIXG 31AX.
Wluit thu Iti'piililiciin Kouiitiirlul Cau
cus Will Do ToOIorrow Nljilit.
It Is learned to-dny upon tho authority of
somo of tho most conservative members of
tho Senate that Senator Edmunds will at
Iho caucus of Hepubllcan Senators to-morrow
night nominate General Logan for the
Presidency of the Senate. This determina
tion on tho part of ifr. Edmunds Is based
upon tho fact that tho Hepubllcan party has
manifested Itsdeslro to havo General Logan
tho presiding ollleer of tho Senate, nnd of
com so settles the question of tho Presidency
pro tempore. After Mr. Edmunds 1ms
nominated General Logan, It may bo de
cided In caucus that Senator Edmunds bo
first culled to tho chair witli tho understand
ing that ho will promptly vacate and a soc
ond election for President pro tempore bo
hold for tlio purpose of electing Logan. It
may bo decided lo elect General Logan at
ouco upon tho assembling of tho Senate, or
It may be that Senator Edmunds will oc
cupy tho chulr for a fow hours or for ono
day's session, or even until nftor tho holiday
recess, but Seuator Edmunds will not con
tinue President pro tempore In tho event ot
his election, bevoud tho tlmo. when bu can
gracefully relinquish tho honor to General
Senator Edmunds' Intention to soeuro
General Logan's election was not known lu
Washington until last night, but tho news Is
becoming morn generally known among tho
Scnntois to-day, and Is uccoptod as
settling tho question of tho pro
tempore Presidency In Gonoral Logan's
favor. Tho Democratic Senators will
also hold n caucus on Filday evening
to nominate a candidate for tho Presi
dency, nnd will, from present Indications,
probably nominate Senator Harris. Tlio
Democratic members nf tlio Houso will hold
a caucus Saturday evening nt 7:110, to nomi
nate Cnrllslo fur Speaker, and candidates
for tho other Houso nlllccs. Tho Hepubll
can members will hold a caucus on Satur
day nf lei noon at a o'clock, nnd nominate
candidates for tho Douse, tho Speakerbhlp
nomination probably lying between Messrs.
Hlscock und Long.
Mixon xi:ws xovi:s.
Sliinlriuil. The epldoinle of small-pox Is
reuiirdi'il as practically ciuum. ino
nny of SI mlo opened Tuewlny nhjlit
Xnw Vnrl; CM j. -The dinner In Mr. Hub
ert Uurrett. nu Miitim Inland, on December lu,
priunlMM lo be a brilliant alfiilr. Tho noon
inh-tdon incetlngi In Ti lull)' Churoli for Willi
street and other liuliies'i men are proving
very snci'i'n-fnl. Tlio Anglo-American, tho
Jlluct I nlted Mutes, the I'lcnch und Ameri
can Cable Companies, which form tho cable
pool, hino iniiilo the full press rates '.i) cents
per word und Iho deferred press ruto 10 rents,
ns against i!.l cents and K'Mi cents heritotoio.
.luilgo O'liorinuu yesterday denlod n mu
lion loieleuko.ui!U3tlno It. McDonald from
j.udlow street Jail, where ho has been con
lined since February, 1H7II, for contempt lu nut
obeying an order of court to restore In Charles
K, limey nnd Henry T. Dolu SIOT.ooo ruonv
(red from tho Fulled Wales for cotton belong
ing to McDonald destroyed during the war.
Messrs. Moves' and Dolu wero udjudgud to
hua a lieu upon tho claim,
C1ULI ON A IIAMPAGB.
Dancing on tho Laws of tho United
States at Washington.
A STATION-HOUSE INVADED.
Jitsllcn Hound nnd lliu Pol Ico l)nr
lined by Diplomatic I'rH lli'Ki'.
The Notional Capital by no means allows
tlio effete Enst logct ahead of It oven lu tho
possession of scats of war. Wo liaro soats
of war of our own. Our artist caught that
portion of tho Capital's anatomy whllo It
was very much agitated, nnd has given us a
diagram of It. Our scat ot war Is brought
aliout by a foreign Invasion. It Is n seat ot
war of the mnlo breed, It has n llttlo black
mustache, black hair and n dark com
plexion, His n brunette so.it of war. It
the sr.AT or wau.
always dresses well, and when It goes fortli
on the Avcnuo npproaches the delectable
iludo In appearance That Is when It
Is not in a slnto ot eruption. When
It gets Into that condition tlio ap
parel of tho scat of war becomes
disordered. It makes "Hum" howl and
howls Itself. Wo do not stretch tho truth
nt nil when wo say that It Is then a daisy
almost a chrysanthemum. It picks out
somo public place where pcoplo congregate
and proceeds to mako Itself heard, It
whoops llko n Comanche, howls llko a
hyena, and makes things promiscuous gen
erally. Naturally It gets arrested by an un
feeling policeman, who hauls him oft to n
station-house, roaring llko a very Bull of
Bashan. It Is at tho station
house that tho scat of war Isnt hlsveryhest.
It Jumps upon tho laws and performs Its fa
vorite war hornpipe. It curses tho police,
It nourishes u bottlo nnd wants over) body
to know who It Is. It pulls out Its forclirn
credentials. At the sight ot them tho police
bow in submission and tho Statue of Justice
turns away her blindfolded eyes. Tho scat
of war walks away triumphant to ngalu
break out when it feels Ilka It. Wo
maintain for this seat of war a picturesque
ncss und dlsngiccablcncss possessed by no
other power or locality, no matter how vcr
sutilo they may bo In scats of war In general.
Count Lcyden has rcturucd from New
Mr. (. do Wcckherlln, Minister from tho
Netherlands, arrived In this city last night
und Is at 1301 IC street northwest.
Mrs. Walto, wlfootChlet Justice Wulte,
Is still absent visiting friends lu Toledo nud
will not return for several weeks.
Commodore S. Mason Cooper ot tho
llajtlen Navy, Is at Portsmouth, Va., for a
few days with his brldo. Hols a sou of
Hcnr-Admiral George II. Cooper of our own
Hon. D. M. Sabln and wife, Miss Hutch
Ins, Mrs. Sabln's nclcc, Miss Ada Murphy
of St. Paul, and .Miss Lou Heed ot Still
water, Minn., arrived in tho city last
evening and aro at the Senator's now rcslj
deuce, No. 1 Iowa Circle.
Scnora Florcuela Vcrastrlgl, the beauti
ful nnd cliunnliiL' wlfo of Genera! Vcras
trlgl of tho Mexican army, stationed nt St.
Luis, Potosl, Mexico, Is In San Antonio,
Texas, on a visit to her mother, Mrs.
Florcuela Garcia of that city.
Mrs. Carlo A. Woodruff, wlfo ot Colonel
Woodruff of tho Second Artillery, who was
so great a favorite hero whllo her husband
was commanding his battery at tho Arsenal,
returned to Fort Leavenworth Tuesday
from a three weeks' visit to Now York.
Charles L. Walport, who has been
mentioned for n foreign mission, has
taken a small houso on Capitol Hill. Ho Is
a half-brother of Congressman-elect Com
stock of Michigan. His wife Is the au
thor of the story ".Mariana," which first
mado Its appearance In tho Wnvcrly Series.
Tlio second complimentary hop of tho
Excelsior Club, an oxtrcmoly popular social
orgnnlzntlon, will bo glveu at tho Washing
ton Light Infantry Corps' armory this oreh
lug. The occasion promises to bo ono ot tho
most enjoyable yet given by tho club.
Dancing commences promptly at 8 o'clock,
Mrs. Guide Norman I.lebcr, wlfo of Col
onel LIcber, acting Judgo-advoeale-gencral
of the army, Is much improved In health
slnco tho ndvent of colder weather. Sho has
not been In robust health for a number nt
mouths. Her father, General E. B. Alex
ander, IT. s. Army, Is visiting her at No.
lo22 Eighteenth street from his homo lu St.
Tho ball of tho Germanla Mienncrchor at
tho National Hillcs' Hall last night was a
most enjoyable social event. Tlio attend
ance was not too large, and tha committee
did everything to mako their guests onjoy
themselves. Somo of IIioro present wero:
Miss Besslo Knohlock of New York, Miss
M. Benedict, .Mrs. L. Kochlcr, Miss Tllllo
Kochlcr, Misses Allco Hick, Dora Hick,
Lulu Holer, Mrs. A. Koehler, Mrs. J. Coly
noii, Messrs. Charles A. Wultor, L. Koehler,
L. StilTel, George Koenlg, and Professor
Gloasou of Baltimore, Md.
A number of children wcro Invited by Mr.
nnd Mrs. A. J. Eastwood last evening to
tliclr home on Sixth street near (J north
west, in honor ot tho eighth anniversary ot
llttlo Maud's birthday, their only child, a
blight and intelligent daughter. Maud's
llttlo playmates wcro Invited tn spend tho
ovenlng with her and they enjoyed them
selves us Innocent llttlo children can. A
luncheon was served during thu evening
and Iho llttlo boys and girls had n gala time.
Among tho children present wcro Miss
Sadlo Gibson, Miss Bertha Vogt, Misses
Augusta, Bettlo and Emma Artes, Misses
Sallle and Carrie Shrecves, Mls Kate Whlt
comb, Miss Cyntlia Williams, Miss Sarah
Pool, Miss Mamie MeKcovcr, Miss Graelo
Boss, MUs llertle May Clark, Miss Matllo
HetterEon, Miss Mugglo lleaty and Miss
AlUla Parker. Masters Albert Gibson,
(ltenr Vogt, Sainmlo Shrecves, George
Williams, l.urrello Waters, .Max Maxwell,
Willie Beatty, Eddlo and Arthur llalght,
Lev, Is and Thomas Parker and many others.
The company left at II o'clock, delighted
I 'nl I eil to tiavi tlio I'rcNliIi'iit.
A female crank named Lucy E. Mnklem
arrived hero this morning from Now York
city to tee tho President. Sho was put ou
tho train and cent light buck,
MInm I.lviuuNton Xnt lllvori'i'd.
Ficd Audcrsou, tho husband ot Miss
Livingston, telegraphs from Boston a denial
of Iho ktnry that sho had married John Sul
livan. Sho has uot been divorced.
Si'lilrlil'l'll l'or l.lfc.
Nrw Yoiti;, Dec. fl. Samuel 11. Ooodo,
the negro Janitor, who killed Oflleer North
lu last August, was to-dny sentenced to Im
prisonment for life by Recorder Smyth, in
tho Court ot General Sessions.
. ' .tiWSV .., .JTSrvVW
.lVJf.. S .' III t
insASTiious vi hi: tx imrnoir.
lliiriilnir nf nu Ilxlriislvii Wire unit
Dr.TitoiT, Mien., Dec. .1. Tlio oxtenlvo
wire mid Iron works ot tho ll.irnum Com
pany wcro nlinoft totally destroyed by lire
this morning. Tlio works covered a whole
block nnd wns ono of Iho largest establish
ments of Its kind In tlio United Stales.
'Iho lost Is estimated at JCJG'.J.OOd, partly
Insured. Tclegaphle communication with
thu city has been seriously Interrupted by
the fnet that many of Iho wires running Into
Iho city nnd which Wcro strung over tho
works wcro melted by Ititcnso heat.
Tin' HiikIImIi I'.Ii'i'liini Itollil'liH. '
London, Dec. 'i'i p. m. Iteturus up to
this hour fhow llmtliVJ Liberals, il0:l Con
tcrvntlvcs and 40 Nationalists havo been re
turned, For tho Eastern Division of Cork,
W. J. Lane, Nationalist, hns been returned,
having pulled 4,1111 votes ngnlustUiO for .Mr.
Stuart, tho Conservative candidate. In tho
Middle District the Nationalists havo also
Hen successful, electing their candidate,
Dr. C Tanner, over Mr. Pulton, Conserva
tive, Iho hitler receiving only lot! votes
Itgnlust B.OItl for Dr. Tanner.
fi p. m, Up lo this hour all Liberals. 210
Conservatives and 51 Nationalists have
been itliiruid. .Mr. P. Cnllnn, who was
defeated for tho northern division of Lowth
by Colonel Nolan, Mr. Parnell's candidate,
hns formally entered n protest against the
sealing ot Colonel NuUn,
A ill:: I'lrc In liny City.
Hay C'itv, Mich., Dec. 3. At 11 o'clock
Inst night a lire broko out lu tho lire-room
of thu McOrnw Saw-inlll, owned by lllrdsall
A Barker. At 1 o'clock Iho mill was In
ruins. It wns located nt Iho extreme south
end ot tlio city nnd wns tho largest ou tlio
Saginaw Illver. It had nn uutiunl capacity
of 40,000,000 feet of lumber, besides lath,
slaves, bending and shingles. Mr. BIrds.il!
places Ilio loss at $loO,0(KI, on which thcro Is
in Insurance of $100,000 dlstilbutcd lu vari
.II.Vntl'1'lntlH Mi i nl or- lu Ilctl'oll.
DirrnoiT, Mich., Dee. !!. Bertha Duck
wles, n domestic, was found lying dead In
front of her homo this morning with her
thrniit cut. Sho was engaged to ho married
lo Wm. Slevuns. An engagement ring pre
sented by Slcvnnsls missing from her linger.
Stcvuns Is gone and no cluo to Ids where
abouts enn bo obtained. Tlio reason for tho
murder Is a mystery.
A I'ntul ICnllwiiy Accident.
Ciiattanoooa, Tr.N.v., Dec. n. A north
bound freight on Iho Alabama .t Great
Southern Hallrond, whllo running nt a high
rate of sliced, broko lu two this morulng,
near Porlorvlllo. Tho two sections col
lided, causing n frightful wreck. C'nliiiaiin,
the caboose brakemnn, wns Instantly killed,
nud Conductor McAllister badly Injured.
.lumped I'l'oni a Train.
HintMOND, Inii., Dec. 3. A man sup
posed lo ho Andrew Copperliu from Kansas
City, on his way to Europe, Jumped from n
train ou tho Pittsburg, Cincinnati A St.
Louis l'allroad, three miles wesfof here, this
morning. When picked up ho wns uncon
scious. His skull Is fractured and his con
dition is critical.
llciiilli'il by u MlHplnei'il Switch.
Wni.i.svn.i.i:, N. Y,, Dec. 3. Tho oast
bound St. Louis express on tho Erla Hall
road was derailed by n misplaced switch
near Sclo shortly after midnight tills morn
ing. Tho engineer, Henry Allen, was killed.
None of tlio passengers were hurt. Flvo
cars wcro burned.
The IN'iilli lVnt'i'iiut ol' n Villain.
Annapolis, Dec. 3. Governor Lloyd to
day signed tho death warrant ot Charles
Williams, tho negro who committed an out
rage lu Dorchester County on .Mrs. Eliza J.
Keene, u wlilto woman, lust spring. His
execution will lako place January.
All NO,lm 111,- .Win- lliiiltoril.
Hauti-oud, Conn., Deo. 3. At about 3
o'clock this morning flro was discovered ou
the fourth Iloor of tlio upper-case shop of
tlio Welch Manufacturing Company of For-
lObl.i.V. HUM .tUlll VJU,VV LU 9IOO,UO.
Hr.iiLiN, Dee. 3. Tho German Govern
ment pi eposes to establish a monopoly In
the manufacture nud sale of spirits.
Hcprcscntntives Forney of Alabama,
Barksdalo of Mississippi, Willis ot Ken
tucky. Eden of Illinois, Cabell of Virginia,
and Heed and Henderson of North Carolina
nre at tho Metropolitan.
Representative Mllllkcu of Malno Is at
Senator Hnloot Malno Is nt Wormlcy's.
Congressman Culberson of Texas has en
gaged quarters for tho winter at the .Metro
politan. Hepresentotlvc-elect John M. Glover ot
St. Louis arrived last evening, and Is at his
residence ou Connecticut avenue.
Senator Sabln antral last evening and
went to his residence, No. I Iowa Circle.
Representatives ltyan of Kansas, Fuller
ot Iowa, Mcltno of Arkansas, Whe.iton of
Michigan, W. J. Stone of Kentucky, Fiiu
fton nf Kansas nud Cobb of Indiana uro ut
Senator Sewcll of Now Jersey arrived at
Wlllard's this morning.
Hon. Joseph Haiikln, Member of Congress
from Wisconsin, who has beeu so 111, Is on
route, nud will arrive to-night, quarters
having been secured for him at tho Ehhltt
House. Representatives Van Scbalek of
Wisconsin nnd Moult of Michigan will also
arrive this ovenlng.
Mr. Hlscock of Now York has taken
his qiuu tors at thu Arlington for tho win
ter. Senator Thonins W. Palmor of Michi
gan, Representative Win. C. Muvbiiry of
Detroit, Mich., nud Representative L. II.
Caswell of Fort Atkinson, Wis., have ar
rived at tlio Ehhltt House.
Representative Culberson of Texas, a
cousin to Representative Chirdy of Mis
souri, has located at tho Metropolitan,
Newsy Nntox l'lekcil up Hero nml
'Ilieri, by "Critic" ltepurtors.
Ji mu: Jims T. II villus, ox-Member of
Congress from Virginia, Is at tho .Metro
politan. Tiikiib Ann ahol'T twenty applicants
for every place within thu gift ot the Homo
Hon. John (1. B.u.ixstinb nud Miss S.
L. Bulleiitlnu of l'uluskl, Tcuu., arrived at
tho Ebbltt this morning.
MuKiuANT-.vr-AiiMH Lkbiiom U upon
thettreetsngidn, bnvlng recovered entirely
from his ut'cnt accident.
Daiiwin E. Waiii: of Boston and C. II.
Wilson of NowYoikure among thu latest
mi huts at the Arlington.
Mu. Thomas Hickuy, who wns nrrostod
Iho other day for being disorderly and cur
ijlng a concealed weapon. Is not Mr.
i nomas uicKey, me capitoi urn jeweler.
RmiEBENT.vrivi: IlriiMis, who ur
nnged the last Consular and Diplomatic
Bill in tho House, nud who displayed
proper economy In many ot Its provisions,
Is mentioned by the Missouri press ns hav
ing Stnutorhil tisptrtitlous. Ills sou Is
mayor of Atcliitnn, Kansas, nnd has Congros
b! mil usplrutious which promlso to ma
teilnllze. - Mu. 1i:nhy Biiiiir.unicK, ono ot tho
sunlvlng heioeB ot Lieutenant Grooly's
paily in tlio Arctic, hns taken quarters for
the winter at No. 021 Thirteenth street.
Ho Is u tevero sufferer still from the disa
bilities Incurred by his sufferings and pri
vations at Capo Subtuo and Is constantly
under treatment, although still about and
engaged In bib woik,
A MOT-PAD'S CliMB.
A Urutal Assault in tho Northwest
Section of tho City.
THE CRIMINAL'S ESCAPE.
.Mrs. Anmndii lluvls, ii Widow of Tlilrtjr
Itlo Yours, tho Victim.
HEIt 8TORY OF THE AFFAIR-.; .
'I ho commons ou tho corner of Fifteenth
and T streets northwest was tlio scene of an.
outrageous nlTnlr Inst evening that demon
strate thu necessity of an incrcaso In tlio pollca
force. Crimes by footpads havo becomes
entirely too frequent, but ns each pollco of
ficer has to cover more ground than lu any
other city In the country, thu danger can
not bo averted until tho force Is Increased.
Hinry llinwn, a colored man, who keeps
a blacksmith shop In a rlckctty shanty on
the east side ot tho commons, closod kin
shop a llltlo earlier than usual last ovonlne;
nnd went to the grocery sloro of Mr. Katit
lnnn's, onT etieet, near Eighteenth street
northwest, to mako soma purchases. He
wns accompanied by his brothordu-law,
In tho store they engaged In conversation,
and w lieu they left tho sturo they started for
homo, going nlong T street. W hen passing;
In front of tho commons Brown's attention
was called to a dark object lying In a hol
low spot ou tho commons about twenty feet
fiom the sidewalk and corner. Ho was
stnrtled by n groan coming from tho spot.
They approached a llttlo closer to tho
object and discovered It to bo a woman
lying ou her back with her bead closo to n,
largo paving stone. Sho was uttering woalc
groans. Brown knelt beside tho woman
nnd nsked her If sho wanted any help. Sho
replied that she was dying and had bceu
Not knowing what to do tho two men
went to tlio grocery store on the northwest
corner, where Iheyjuiet Miss Federllno nnd
Miss Downs, two young ladles, to whom
they related the occurrence. The young;
ladles started to cross tho street to tho spot
Indicated by tlio colored men, when ntilafter
t bought that tho colored men might lie en
ticing them Into danger, caused tho young;
ladles to change their minds and turn back,
Jllss Federllno going In Ilio store nnd.MIsi
Downs starting for her home ou Boundary
On tho way to her homo Miss Down
met Mr. Frank Federllno, n brother ot tier
f i lend, to whom sho related what tin) col
ored men ,bad told her. Mr. Federllno at
once proceeded to tlio commons, but on hi
arrival ho found several other per
sons had arrived beforo bint.
In a hollow spot, surrounded
by broken bottles, rusty tin cans and other
lubblsh, lay tlio unconscious body of a.
woman. Her clothes, which wcro torn and
rumpled, wero besmeared wllh blood, whllo
on her face was u scratch, near thu left ear,
from which tho blood hail oozed and
trickled down her cheek. Sho was mutter
ing in Incoherent rcmaiks that sho wai
dying nnd that soma ono had murdered hor.
Tho young man called tho ussistauco ot
Mr. II. K. Colllus, another young mail, who
shortly afterwards arrived, nnd together
they conveyed tho woman to Vinson's drug
tlorc, nt the comer of Sixteenth and V
streets. Ou the way to tho drugstore tho
young men questioned thowomnuiis to how
she cumo to bo hurt, but her answers Indi
cated that her mind was wandering. To
some of tho questions sho stated that "she
had been In tho river, and was drowning."
Dr. bucket!, whoso ollleo Is on Corcoran
street, between Thirteenth nnd Fourteenth
streets, nrrlved at Iho drug store Just as tho
young men reached there. The woman w
ld( milled ns Mrs. Amanda Davis, n widow,
residing with her uged mother and young
son at No. 151(1 Plerco Place.
An examination by tho physician de
veloped tho fact (hat tho woman had prob
ably been brutally outraged by somo fiends.
The woman was conveyed to her homo ami
tlio pollco called Into tho case, but owing to
tho precarious condition of Mrs. Davis last
niglit, tlio police were unable to learn any
facts that might aid them in discovering
This morning a Ciutio reporter called at
(ho homo of Mrs. Davis and found tlmt
though still seriously 111 sho had fully re
gained her consciousness. Sho detailed to
thu reporter the following story:
Yesterday evening, about 0 o'clock, sho
left her huino to visit her sister, Mrs. Heed,
on W street, near Fourteenth. She re
mained at her sister's house about thrco
iiuartcrs of an hour, and as It was growing
ilat k she stai ted for her home. Sho walked
dow n Fourteenth stieet, on tho west side,
and arriving at T street elio crossed over ti
the south side of tho street and walked
along towaul Fifteenth street.
When nbout one hundred yards from
Fifteenth street, a man Jumped Immediately
In front of her from behind a treo-box nud
hissed lu Iter face, "It you mako an alarm I
will blow you to hell . ' At the samo tlmo
tho cold steel of n pistol was
biushed ngulnst her check. Beforo
thu could gain breath to scream
Tho man pressed Ids hand ncross her mouth
nud npplicd a llask to her nostrils. Sho re
members nothing further. Sho caught only
a quick gllmpsu'of the brute nud dcscrlbot
him ns cither n wlilto or bright mulatto
mnn, n llttlo .taller than tho ordinary
height and had a mutllcr or dark
cloth, apparently for a dlgulse, around his
neck and pulled well up over bis chin. Sho
had a small pocketbook In her hand, con
taining a small uinount of money, which ho
grubbed. Her urms abovo tho olbow am
bruised and Bwolen, her knees scratched
and sore, and every evldciico of tho circum
stances corroborates her story.
Tho pollco are of Iho opinion that sho wa
assaulted liy some person who knew that
sha carried a sum of money In her dress.
The money Mrs. Davis had concealed there
was found untouched lu taking off hor
clothes when putting her to bed.
Detietlves Mntllngly nnd Edellu havo
been nsslgncd tho case and were Investigat
ing It to-duy.
The O'Hoiinrll-l'Yll I'lslit.
IIowAim C'itv, Mien., Doc. 3. Thohard
gluvo contest between Tom O'Douuell ot
Grand Rapids and Jim Fell, champion
lK-nvy weight ot Canada, last ovenlng, wai
deckled In Iho beginning ot thu second
round In favor ot Fill. O'Donucll wai
knocked down live times. Tlmo was called
nl N:i p. m. Each rouud lasting only ten
minutes. About $.1,000 changed hand', Al
derman Jerry Fulsy of Detroit bclug a largj
Cnunn or :ilr. tlondi'lcUM' Kenth.
BuiDOEi'OiiT, Ii.u, Dec. 3. A prominent
phjslelnn, who was Mr. Hendricks' frtcud
und attendant for a longer period thau any
other physlclnu, says: "Mr. Ilondiieks did
not die of henit paralysis." He says that
several years ngo Mr. Hendricks wnsstrlcken
Willi paruh sis, from which ho never fully
recovered, "und that us usual, In cases ot
nartbil naralisis. u eiot formed that oveutu-
nlly leached Hie brain and caused death.
u Involution III Mexico.
Lumion, Dec. 3. A dispatch received
hero from the Mexican ulliiials emphatically
deny the announcement mado in tho press
disputi hes tli.-.i a i evolution has broken out
lu that Republic.
At Unlimiiosbl'st Church.
DriiuuT, Micu., Dee. .1. There was no
outlueak In tlio Polish Church this morning,
'I he i lunch was locked and no services held
At Movllle, Devonla, from Now York;
passed tho ScIIly Islands, Gorman Lloyd
steamer Wtrra, from New York; at Now
YoiU, diem', from Loudon.