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BUSINESS AND PROFIT.
Advcrtlso and tho world li with you;
Keep quiet and you nro alt alono
1'or thcro nro none aware what youi bargains
Till you make your mcrchnndlio known.
Wants of 3 linos in Tho Critic 3 timo3 25c.
The Washington Critic.
" Ills llfo was gentle, nnd Hie elements
So mixed In Mm that nature might stand up
And say to all tlio world, This was a mini"
Tho Critic is dolivored for 35c. por month.
18TH YEAR-WHOLE NO. 51 2d.
WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 29, 1885.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE MAN WHO ADVERTISED.
Woodward & Lotiirop.
GENERAL ORDER No, 3,
(flntti Xo. 3 in toilay't Jltpvttlcnn )
Second Day or tlio (Irimrt Clonrnnro
Sulnjor n-uy "Itoiiitiunt" Sulo.
Sweeping reductions have
been made in each and every
department on all Odds,
"Short Lengths," Broken
Lines, Odd Lots and "Left
Over" Christmas things.
That our customers are
appreciating the buying of
these goods at half and two
thirds value, is clearly evi
denced by the crowds that
visited us" last Saturday and
this morning, many of the
lots having already been en
tirely disposed of. To-day
we enumerate the following
"Remnant Day" attrac
tions, with the earnest admo
nition that customers in or
der to secure a choice of
these extraordinary bargains
should call at once.
lVrnp ltediietlon Xotlce.
Only 9 of the $8 Ladies'
Black Newmarkets, which
were reduced to 5, remain
at this writing.
We add to-day IS Drown English Bouclo
Jackets, diagonally Imttoncd trout, short
hack, very stylish, sizes St to 23 Inclusive.
Regular prlco SO 00
"Remnant" price St 00
5 never bought such a
wrap before, and probably
will never again.
(Second floor; tako tho clcator.)
To-day we place on sale
the following Broken Lines
of Ladies' "Initial" Hand
kerchiefs: Iodic' Pnro Linen Cmnbrlo Colored bor
dered Initial Hemstitched Handkerchiefs In
A, II, I). l II, J, L, SI, N, K, S, T and V.
Regular pilcos -'3c
"ltcmnont" prlco I for DOo
3 Handkerchiefs for the
price of 2. Is your "Initial"
among them? If so, your
chance is now,
HALF rmCE-LndloV Whlto Sheer I lnen
Handkerchiefs, with whlto hemstitched "nil
licis, Willi iwuiu neinsuiciicu 1111
0 corner. Voryflno quality, and a
irgain Letters A, II, 1), It .1 and
0 handkerchiefs In this lot. Do not
tlal" In ono corner. Very lino
Itceular price "So
"Jtcmnunt" prlco 3TSo
Jllsli Tide "Jlcinnnnt Mnlo'' or
n oolen Ilri'HN J'nbricw,
Never before at any one
time have we displayed such
a large number of choice
"short lengths" in Dress
Tho Immcnso Christmas trado caused tho
nccuimilntlonof an unusual number, and tho
fact that wo havo had no "ltcmnant Halo" for
three weeks, henco thoy were pllod awuyox
prcsly with this ond In low namely, n
Urand Clearing-Up Salo of oery length of
Woolen Dress Uoods under 10 ) ards, and to.
day j on can mako a selection at exactly half,
mid two thirds tho regular prlco
Comprising "Short Lengths" of Ilomospuns,
Doucles, Tricots, Cashmeros, I'oulcs, Ar
raiucs, Ladles' Cloths, l'lald and Stilpcd
1 Innncls, Ao.
Unquestionably tho opportunity of many
"Ortil Mixes" IiiSrciIno Hosdery.
This snlo represents tho accumulation of
threo weeks, and tompilscs "broken size" of
our best vnluo.
21 l'alr I adlo' Colored Merino Hoso, solid
bottoms, and mixed tops, oxcollcnt quality,
nlzes HK. i and BHi
Regular prlco Via
"Itumnaut" pilco )a
C37v'ero low enough nt I5e.
B Pairs Ladles' Coloicd Cashmcro Hoso,
Ilcrlno heel and toe, Colors, garnet and seal
1 low II, 6l70ttHl
Regular prlco , C3Ko
' ltcmnant" prlco 5uo
11 Pairs Ladlos' Colorod Cashmcro Hoso,
1 no cotton solos, sizes l and UK,
Itcguliu prlco 7"o
"ltcmnant" prlco G.'Ko
3 Palis ladles' Colored Cashmcro Hoso,
Ilcrlno hcil and toe, sl.u'.i,
Ifogulat prlco SI 00
"Itcmnnnt" plica 'So
"Mlioit I.oiiKtliN" lii Velxctn mill
Incxccptlonally tho best "Itcmn nit Offot
Ins" yet displayed,
'Shoit l,cimtliH-'ln Jlioondo VelvctH.
Ujds Oarnit, fiom 85 to SI for po.
1 j ds Xlude. from S" 60 to S for pc.
SJlydsUiay, fiom 8 1 83 to $.'.!! forpo.
: j ds lllack, f i om 85 S3 to $J W foi po.
"Mini I l.onctliN-'lii liilltod I-liiliiKH.
1 yd Dine Satin, from Too to (Wo for ikj.
S jcls Itcd 1 armor bivtln, fiom $.' toSIM
3 ds lirown Parmer Satin, from SJS3 to
SI W for po
IK yd aid Gold Satin, from SI H) to SI S3
Tho following linos were broken In sizes
(luring the Christiana rush. If y on can weir
thco sizes thoyaio iqtt illy ns good as If wo
ihnigid yoa full pilco;lii fact, nro that much
0 Pairs ladles' ODilt llhok, Jersey silk,
Heccc-llned Glove, nl.us 5 and SHI only,
Itcetilnrptlco St ui
' llcinimut ' nice .'3u
C grotto fourth real value,
1.1 Pairs Ladles' Yv'mstcd Jilts, lii black,
cutdliinl, soul brown and navy blue,
Itoutlnr prlco Via
"lluiniiunt" piku , ..ITXjo
1 j Pairs Men's blown dorf skin tiliiv en, sizes
T, iii mid H,
Itcguhtr prlco 750
' Remnant" plica 50o
ii"0ilum"i,n,,lcV ?,uuMln .lorscy Iheco
lhicd Mil; Gloves, In black, brown, groeiiaud
mivy bhio, skew &!j undo,
ItcMihir prh 0 ,.S1 00
"Jtcinnnnt ' pilco Mo
"Remnant Day" attrac
tions in each and every de
partment. As many of these
lots are quite small, we ad
vise our customers to visit
us at the earliest possible
Woodward & Lbniuor,
Boston Dry Goods House,
One. Prick Only,
921 Pa. ave. 912 D st.
Tho Proposed Monument to tho Lato
MR. CLEVELAND WILL ASSIST.
Disposition to Bo Mado of tlio Now York
MR. JORDAN TO TAKE CHARGE.
Only Ono Absentee from tlio Cabinet
GENERAL. AND PERSONAL.
Tlio Cabinet Mooting. All tho members
of tlio Cabinet except Secretary Lamar
wcro at the Cabinet meeting to da).
Another Bond Call. 1 ho Secretary of
tho Treasury will Issue a bond call for $10,
000,000 of threo per cents., payable Feb
Navy Resistor. Tho new Navy Regis
tcrfor 1880 Is so well under way that tho
compiler, I)i. McNalry of tho Navy Depart
ment, Is of tho opinion that It will bo Issued
b) I'tbruary 1, If not earlier.
Tho Prosldont's Callers Tho Presi
dent's callers to day Included Clcncral Sher
idan, Senators Gorman, Mitchell and Chi
lian; llcprcecntathcs Ilrcckcnrldgc, Oath
watte, Frederick, Carlcton, Craln, Scott and
Tlio Hondrlcks Monument. Tho
President has written a letter to Senator
Voorhccs, expressing his dcslro to contri
bute In any way In his power, at tho proper
time, to tho project for tho erection of a
monument to tho lato Vlcc-l'rcsldcnt
Hendricks at Indianapolis.
Tlio Now York Sut-Troasury, Treas
urer Jordan returned to Washington this
morning. Ho says ho lias no doubt that ho
will assumo control of tho Now York Sub
Treasury temporal lly and designate an as
sistant, It it Is decided that ho can legally
do so. A new appointment will, he trusts,
be inudo as promptly as possible.
Patonts to Washlnstonlans. l'atcnts
as follows wcro Issued to day to residents of
this city: Maurlco Jojcc, producing print
ing surfaces; Sarah A. Shepherd, sowing
machine treadle; I.ovISteons, furnaco for
boilers, and I.c i Stevens, furnaco for steam
boilers; L. G. llluo of this city wasasilgucd
with I'hllo Maltby of Ohio tno-tUirds Inter
est In a patent for reversing valve gear.
Disputed Accounts Approved. Tho
First Comptroller of tho Treasury Ins ap
procd tho accounts of tho United States
Fish Commissioner for tho last fiscal year,
without oltciatlon oi modification. These
accounts wcro stopped by tho First Auditor
for examination, and havo been allowed
only after tho most careful scrutiny of tho
manner and tho authority by which l'ro
fessor Balrd exnended tho money appro
priated for tho work of which ho has charge.
Tho Nnvy Now-Yoar Cnll on tho
President. Tho Secretary of tho Navy
Issued tlio following order this morning:
Officers of the Nay and Marino Corps in
this city will assemble In special fiill-dtcss
uniform at tho ofllco of tho Secretary of tho
Nay, Nay Department, by orbeforo 11. JO
a. in. Filday, January 1, 1880, whence they
will proceed to tho Kxccutlro Mansion to
nay their respects to tho President of tho
United States. They will form by corps,
according to rank, In tho order ghcu In tho
An Appointment that Croatod a
Surptlso. Thoro was a Httlosurprlso at
tho l'ostofllco Department to day. A mouth
ago John T. Martin of Kansas was ap
pointed to a clerical position in tho Depart
ment, being one of tbo ollglblcs cei titled to
by tho Civil Smlco Commission. IIo did
not repoit for duty until today when ho
qualified and was assigned to tlio (lUlslou
of tho First Assistant I'ostiuastcr-Cicncral
ntid went to work. 'J ho surprlso was
caused by tho fact that tho new clerk lit a
Colonel Bontoon Transferred. Col.
Trcd W. llcntecn, major Ninth Cavali), has
been transferred to his old regiment, tho
Seventh Cavaliy, at his own request, ex
changing reglmcuts with Colonel Lewis
Merrill, who will bo retired In January, ar
teritis promotion to lleutcinnt-coloncl of
tho F.lghth Caalry. Colonel JJcnteen, who
Is now at Fort McKlnnoy, ' omlng, Is or
dered to leport by telegraph to General
Terry, commanding tbo Department of Di
kota, for assignment to a station, and will
probably bo ordorcd to tho headquarters of
tho regiment, which Is at Fort Meade, Da
kota, In which case ho will piocccd across
countij to his now post. Ho was one of
tho original officers In 18C0 of tho famous
Sovcnth Cavalry, of whom only eight nro
now living, and Is so thoiongbly Identified
with tho regiment that ho has noor felt
satisfied bIuco his promotion from captain.
Minor and Personal.
Seci clary I.nmai will not ictuiii to tho
city until shoitlj aftci Congiess 10
couvcucs. Tha postmaster at Las I.umas, N. M., will
bo removed, ho having received $1,08 lu
eccs8 of what was lcgltlniatelj duo him.
IIo has icfuudcd tho money, however.
Tho whallug link, Aincthvst, to reieh
which an attempt Is to bo niado by tho ltev
cnilu Marino Service, Is now fort) nlno
da)B overdue and has not been heaid from
A I'll tshurg paper publishes u icnortthat
ten of I'lnkci ton's detectives havo been or
dered to Washington togiurd thul'iesldcut.
1 bo story Is pi ououucod at the Whlto IIouso
to bo cntlrcl) uiifouudcd,
llio Second Assistant Postmaster-General
Is receiving bids for tarr) lug tho mills on
bteamboat and star routes In tho Vt esteni
Stales and Territories. '1 ho tlmo for receiv
ing the bids cxplics on tho "d of Jaiiuat),
'ihcio will bon compctlllvo examination
before tho CIvll-ServIco Commission at its
ofllco In Washington on Filday, thoStliday
of January next, at 10 a in. for positions of
principal examiners lu tho Pension Office,
salary $3,000 per year.
Mis. Delhi lleuncr, tho widow of tho
officer who sacrificed his llfo whllu bringing
lellcftotho vcllow fever 6iilteicrs of thu
lowei Mississippi lllvei several jcats ago,
wiis)csterda) appointed postmastei of tho
Village of Rodger's Park, ncir Chicago,
whcio alio has icsldcd uvcr slueo tho death
of hei husband.
Governor btoucnuiii of Callfouili has
wiltten to Sceretury lla)aid deii)lng tho re
potts that Chinamen have been expelled
from California towns and otherwlso Ill
treated, Ilosavs thopicbcuco of tho Chi
uaiiu u deprive thousands of good citizens
of means of obtnlulugn llvillhood, but thu
people mo not lawless and incapable of
self gov eminent.
Tho United Hoi'vlee I'luli
1he United Scivico Chili has boon Incor
pointed. Tho object of tho club Is tho
mutual Improvement of Its mem
bers lij tho prouiotlou of u
moio intlninto pernonul acnualut
auco among thuso who have scivud In the
mllllar) or naval forces of tho United
btales. llio Ineorporalors nro A. ilalrd,
Daniel Ainiuen, JSenJamlu F Pope, It!
W.'lvler, 11.1, Crauford, It. 11. Whitman
and J. U. Stanton.
ONLY A HOAX.
TlioMIlli(; Iliielliind lloitj Not found
Sergeant Slattcry and Officer Flfield of
tho Sccoud l'ollco Precinct, who went to
Sllgn, Mil , this morning to Investigate tho
finding of HnvlhniVs body, returned to tho
station at IS o'clock and stated that tho body
had not been found,
Another search put) was oigautzlng to
prosccitto tho search further. I lie pcoplo
of Sllgo and vicinity wcio much surprlscil
b) a laigc body of reporters nnd others
coming out thoro this morning to attend
tho "Inquest, to bo held at Dean's storo nt
lOo'cloik." That was tho first they had
heard of tho leportcd flndlngof tho body.
Tho most disgusted set of men to be seen
wcro n dozen or so local reporters and a
Hnltlmoro ,s'nii man who had driven ten
miles In the face of a cold north wind to
attend tho Inquest and found no body.
Tho rumor as to tho finding of tho body
originated In a report which was brought to
Rockvlllo by a young man that tho body had
been found In a well. A party thoroughly
searched tho well this morning nnd nlso
ov cry well In tho neighborhood. Up to tho
present writing tho mystcr) Is now as dark
as It ever was, with no cluo at all.
Searching parties aro still out over the
country and to day are thoroughl) exam
ining tho banks of Hock Creek.
Mr. Dean said to tho CiiiTia man that
"tbo pcoplo of tho neighborhood wcro
much surprised that any such report should
have been so vvldclv circulated,"
Tho well In which tho body was said to
have been found is about a half mllo from
Mr. Rein's storo In a negro settlement. The
prevailing theory of tho people as to tho
perpetration of the crime Istuatltwasdono
by somo negroes from Washington, In
which caso tlio body would not bo scsretcd
aiound an) of tho mgro settlements.
Thcro was something of a sensation
caused in this city this afternoon by tho re
port that a human head had been sent from
thlsclt) to Wilmington, Del., somo da)s
ago, which arrived at Its destination jestcr
day. Tho rumor was investigated and proved
to botruc,and it was at onco associated with
thollnvlland myster). Only the head aud
a portion of the neck was sent, and It was
encased In a box and directed to n party
thero under n ficticious name.
Steps will Immediately bo taken to learn
whether tho head was tint of tho missing
Mar) land farmer. It Is thought by somo
that tho ghastly object was sent to a medi
cal student for professional purposes, and
that tho subject w as not Ilavllancl.
Tin: Aimr ani xut.
Order, DctnllK, l'urloitglm nnd As
nlRiimuntri. Lieutenant John M. Haw ley, U. S. N.,
who is on duty on tho Coast Surve), Is vis
iting nt No. 2.i Lafayette Square
Commander Richard P. Leavy, U. S. N.,
and Mrs. Leavy, havo icturned to tho Rich
mond Flats, coiner of II nnd Seventeenth
Post Chaplain Gcorgo D. Crocker, U. S.
Arm), Is ordered to proceed once each
week from St. Louis to Jefferson Barracks.
Mo., and return to act as chaplain at that
First Lieutenant Richard R. Thompson,
Sixth Infantry, now nt Fort Douglas, Salt
Loko City, Is detailed on slenil duty nnd
oidercd to report at Fort Mycr, Virginia,
Passed Assistant Engineer Richard Inch,
who is hero from tho Norfolk Navv-Yard on
lca o from the Yautlc , Is vlsltlug his mother
ai -ici i street nonucasi, to icmain until
after Now Year's.
Lieutenant Francis .T, Ives, assistant
surgeon, Fort David A, Russell, Chc)cnuc,
has been ordered to report to Colonel Brad
ley, Thirteenth Infantry, for dut) In tho
field In New Mexico.
Lieutenant Commander William W. Rels
Inger and Surgeon AloxandcrF.Magruder,
U. S. N., who wcro here to spend Christ
mas with their respective families, left jes
tcrday to rejolu tho Yautlc at tho Norfolk
Lieutenant Charles Belknap, U. S. N,,
has been designated as asslslaut to Captain
Francis M. Ramsoy, Superintendent of tho
Naval Academy and In chargo of the Acad
emy buildings and grounds, In placo of
Llcuteuant-Coiniuaiidcr Win. T. Burwoll
who has been ordered to the Juniata,
Tho following assistant surgeons will
havo completed their firs), live 3 tars scrvlco
February 18, 1880, and will bo promoted
that dato to captains- Lieutenants Wm. II.
Arthur, Gcoigo R. Bushncll, Henry P. llli
miugham, Marlborough C. Wycth, Edward
C. Carter and Richard W, Johnsou. Lieu
tenant 'lhomas J. C. Maddox, who was
killed this month by the Apaches, would
havo also been promoted with this class.
Army Leaves Granted Captain William
E. llofman, Ninth Infantry, Fort David A.
Russell, Cho)cnnc, ono mouth from January
", Willi permission to apply for fifteen da)s'
extension; Lieutenant Vt allaco O. Clark,
'Iw elf th Infantrv, .Madison Barracks (Sack
ett's Hurbor), Jcw York, tw cut) -tvv o da) s
fiom December', First Lieutenant Charles
A. Variuim, Seventh Cavalry, Fort Meade,
Dakota, two mouths' extension; Lieutenant
John F. McBlaln, Ninth Cavalry, Fort
Washakie, W)omlng, fom months, from
February 1, 18S0.
Of tho straugo caso of First Lieutenant
James F. Simpson, whoso promotion to cap
tain Third Cavalry was ttjected last winter
by tho Scnato, tho Kansas Citj 7 hum'
lort I cav envv oi th correspondent sa)S
"Tho fact that Lieutenant Simpson, Third
Cavalr), has been ordeicd boforo a lotlrlng
board shows that tho Adjutant General's
ofllco can nlwavs manage to get lid of an
officer If It so desires. In this case, how
ever, great lujiistlco Is done tho officer, ho
cauo It Is for tlio purposo of depriving him
of his piomotlou, to which ho is Justly en
titled, wbatovcr cleo his faults ma) bo. Ho
w is tried b) a court maitlal and sentenced
to bo dismissed, President Artliui disap
proved tho sciitcnco nnd returned him to
dtitv, entitling him to nil rights allowed by
law?' It Is Just to Gcneiat Dunn to sa)
that bo believes tlio action In this caso mi
wnnnutcdb) law or tbo customs of tho ser
vice. A liny OIllcciN III till- 4'lt.V.
Iho ell) is full of officers who aro hero
on brief leaves to spend tho hollilajs.
Among thoso of tho army nro Captain
Junius W MacMuna), I list Attlllci), who
is at No. 2011 Hill) et placo; Lieutenant
Wllllnm J Nicholson, Seventh Cavalry,
with bis father, Cominodoro Nicholson, at
No. UslllF stieet, lieutenant William II,
Collin, Fifth Artlllcrv, nt U133 .K etieet,
l.tcutcniiut W, W.W. Wothci spoon, Twelfth
Infautr), No. 2011 N street, Lieutenant
Montgomer) M. Macomb, First Artlller),
No. 1 JU N street, Colonel 'lucodoro Yates,
retired, Ebbltt IIouso, Lieutenant Alticd
M. Fuller, Second Cavalr), nnd Lieutenant
Walters. Selui)lcr, Fifth Cavalr), at tho
l.bbltt IIouso. llotli tho last named officers
aro stationed nt colleges,
IMIUoiilly or.tltiklniv it 3III11IIU.
.Millions nro talked about gllbl) In theso
times without a clear iiudcistaudlng of tho
enormous sum represented by tho $50,000,
OCO left by Cornelius Vandotbllt, tho elder,
or tho $200,000,000 left by William II. Van
doibiltto his sous. A Chicago preacher
helps ono to realize tho magnitude of such
foituncsbv noting that It Cornelius Van
derbtlt had been born at tho beginning of
the Chilstlan na mid had saved $-13,01)0 a
vcai ever since, ho would not) ct havo undo
up his fnrtuuo of $M,000,000, nnd that If
William II, Vuudeibllt had been n content
pnrarv of Adam, and had saved at tho rate
of $',000 pel annum, ho would still havo
bcin fill bhoit of his 5200 000,000 nt tho
tlmo of his death, and would still have had
to toll and s iv o for 2,11.1) ears In tho futiiro
before amassing his fcituuo of (000,000,090.
'1 bo tobogganing craze has leached Buf
falo, whcrcwirrangcments hnvo been undo
for nslldo 1.0 feet hl-h and 100 feet loner.
with a ground coast of 1,200 feet,
Proceedings To-day in the Taylor
THE FinST WITNESS CALLED.
Ho Testifies l(Tnl(r'n Arrcul mid Do
purllllo for tho South.
RULINGS OP TUG COURT.
When tlio Criminal Court opened this
morning to proceed with tho trial of Wm.
B. Moses, O. C. Colo and James A. Mc
Dcvltt, charged with conspiracy to kidnap
Gcorgo Ta)lor and send him to New Or
leans Mr. McDcvIlt, who was absent )es
tcrday, was present, lie explained that,
not knowing tho caso was set for trial ) cs
tcrday, ho left tho city last week on busi
ness. Ho wished n trial, aud would have
been present had ho known n day had been
set. Colonel Cook thought thcro had liecu
n misunderstanding, and asked that the
forfclluro of tho rccognlranco bo set nsldo.
Ills Honor declined to grant tho applica
tion at that time, and directed tlio trial to
Tho defendant accepted tho jury as
called, but tho Government interposed one
challenge, Assistant Distilct Attorney
Co)lc, In opening tho caso for tho prosecu
tion, promised to show that this was a con
spiracy by means of a bill piece, to forco
from Mr. Taj lor securities for certain
claims, nnd If they woio forthcoming Mr.
Moses would forego sending him to New
Orleans on tho bail piece. Colonel Cook,
In answering, pronounced the statements
untruo and not sustained by tho fact.
As tho first tcstlmon) In thcciKO tho Gov
ernment offered thu papers In tho suit of
Moses v s. To) lor. 1 ho defcuso objected ou
tho ground that thcro was no averment In
the Indictment that tho moiioy was not duo
as averred or tho claim unjust. Tho Court
suggested tho temporary postponement of
tho argument until they got further Into
the case. A gtucral statement of tho con
tents of tho papers was tlicu made to tho
Jury subject to tho objection of tho defense.
vMlllam II. Ferguson, called ns tho first
witness, testified to the an est of Mr. Tay
lor. At this point Mr, Wilson objected, and
saui uiai ociorc proving overt nets mo con
spiracy must bo prov en. Ov crt acts could
not bo proven first.
Mr. Coylo said that If they had to provo
that theso defendants put their heads to
gether and decided to do an unlawful tiling,
then ho would admit It was something they
could not prov u. But hoi ontended that
tho existence of tho conspiracy could bo
proven by tLo acts committed In further
ance of the conspiracy,
His Honor said that tho Jury must bo
satisfied that tho defendants vv cro acting lu
an unlawful combination and not Individu
al) before thero could bo nuy conspiracy or
proof of overt acts.
Tho testimony was admitted subject to
objection. Ferguson, resinning, testified
that McDevItt arrested Ta)lor near tho cor
ner of Eighth audi: streets about 1 p. m.
and a few minutes later met Mr. Moses,
who told Tn)lorthat If ho would glvo se
curity for tho Indebtedness ho would not
send him to New Orleans on the ball piece.
Taylor claimed that Moses was Indebted to
nun. jney procceucu to .Mr, Colo's otllce,
where a conversation ensued, and thon pro
ceeded to McDovltt'6 office, wheroMr. Nat
Wilson, counsel for Ta)lor, was
sent for aud subscqucutl) arrived. Ho
mado out somo papcis w hlch Tavlor swore.
Witness know It was an application for
habeas corpus. Later McDevItt called for
Taylor to como and go, that ho vv ould havo
to take him to New Orleans in compliance
with Mr. Moses' orders, 'lavlor protesting.
1 ho latter w as forced Into the carriage, and
the) drovo to Alexandria, Va. Two offi
cers wero present when Tavlor entered
tho carriage, but finding that McDevItt had
a ball pleco they did not Interfere.
Tho witness detailed an Intel view be
tween himself and Moses lu front of the
lattci's store, lu which ho claimed that bo
had been sold out, and tho w ltncss knew
that to lea fact. Moses claimed that Mc
DevItt sold him out by letting Taylor sco n
lawver In Alexandria.
Tho cross examination of tho witness was
In progress when this rcpoitcloscd.
a joke ox Tin: roTAOi:,
A "Hiuo mid nonnds" Party Ml
tiiUou for tlin Olmln (Iuiir.
Tho students of tho Columbia Institution
lor tho Deaf and Dumb, at Kendall Green,
have a rich Joko ou Pollco Officers Mark
wood, KIrby and Slack, Tho collego had
a"haroand hounds" mn earl) this morn
ing In tho fashion common in English
schools, in which the students represent tho
hare and tho hounds. T hey wero dicssed In
all sorts of fnnc) costumes, many of them
w cai lug strlpod suits, it w as this fact that
deceived tho police. Tho "huro" was start
ed out ahead of tho "hounds" In tho woods
on tho Bladcnebiirgioad at an early hour.
As thoso acquainted with tho sport know,
he had to scatter bits of paper that wcro
supposed to suppl) tho scent to tho hounds.
Tho latter wcro twcnt)-four In number
and were lu the height of tho chase when
they wcio sighted by Officci Markwood
from Ids horso ou Mulligan Hill. Ho enno
to tho conclusion that a largo section of thu
chain gang had escaped from tho work
house. 'Iho officer was toowll) to surprise his
gamo until he got assistance and could
corral tho wholo ei owd nnd return them to
tho workhouse, IIo sent to tho huuso of
Officer Slack, not foi distant ou tho Hen
ulngs road. Slack jumped on his horso
aud galloped for Mulligan Hill us fast as
bis horso could tako him. Ho met Officer
KIrby on tho way, who was nlso mounted.
'Ihoicsldcnts wero shouting to them that
tho chain gang was In the woods. After
galloping through Mi W. W, Coicoran'a
farm and reaching Alexander's iiluco, they
eamoupou Markwood. 'i hey charged tho
crowd after seeing that their lovolvers wcro
read) for Immediate utt, 'Iho students
vvciogreitl) frightened, and even after tho
pollco sitvv that they had mado n mistake,
oxpl illations wcro slow, as the officer's odu
cation In tho silent laugingo bad been sadly
honntni- lllllfi'N llrnltli
Senator John F. Miller of California,
who is daugeroiul) III fiom Blight's ills
case, Is reported b) his attending phjslclan
as having been much relieved since lilsai
ilval here, and that he Is greatl) Impioved
'i'lio :ntlniiiil JtiinU nt' M'iih.Iiliiutuii.
'Iho old Bank of Washington has bcou
orgonlzed under the national banking Hw
ns "'Iho National Hank of Washington,"
capital JTOO.OOO. Edwaid Temple, piesl
ileiit; Charles A. James, cashlci.
A -li 1 J'oiind Stolid.
The dead body of a coloicd
girl named Moll) Han Is was found
in a )ard ncai tho market-house lu Gcoigo
tow u this afternoon,
No wounds wore on horbod), which was
icmoved lo the station-house mid thu enta
ltisrnioi' aoi'i:uyMi:.v yinrs.
Mutters Uudui Cotmldoriitloii li) tho
Mr, A. F. Barker took out a permit to-dav
to cicct a block of eleven three-storv and
basement houses ou C street, between
Eighth and Mntli streets southeast, tho tost
of tho houses will bo $.".0,000.
Samuel Daltnn, adjutant-general Flist
Battalion Cavalr), Massachusetts Volun
teers, has requested permission of tho Com
missioners to enter and pass through this
city en routo to and from Charleston, 8. C ,
between Ftbruar) 15 toy).
Mrs. Justice Hlftttliford did not return
from New Vork in tlmo to reecho jci
tenia), Mrs. W. A. Matir) and tho Misses Maurv
rtcclvo on Mondays nt their home, 1100
Ilic Misses Mvcr of I street gavo a
"small and carl)" last evening to a limited
number of friends. "
Mr. Noah II, Swnvuc, son of tho lato Jin
tlcoSwavne, who now lives In Toledo, Is
soon to bccouio a Benedict.
At the usual Tuesday diplomatic recep
tion at tho British Legation dancing will
bo n part of this evening's entertainment.
Mr. Truxlon Bcalo nrrlved from Cali
fornia recently and will spend tho winter
with his parents General and Jtrs. Bcile.
Mis. Don Cameron Is rapidly convalescing
and hopes to mako her nppcraiico In tho
gay world of society, cro tlio season Is far
Lieutenant Commander Goodrich accom
panied Mrs. Goodrich on her round of calls
vesterday. Mr. Goodrich Is otio of tho
littiidsomo men of tho navy.
Mrs. John Amadco Wnlsh of HKS lv
street Isat home to callers ou Tuesdays lu
accordance w lth tho custom generally ob
served with tho residents on K street.
Mrs. 'lovvnshend, tho daughter of .Mr,
W.L.Scott, who will do tho honors for
her father at 1701 Farrngut Square, was
among tho ladles making colls )cstcrday.
Mis. and Miss Miller, wlfo nnd daughter
of .Untie Miller, also leccivcd, and a cordial
wclcomo was extended to nil who called.
.Mrs. Mlllci will not rccclvooiiNcw Year's
Mrs. Senator Morrill and her sister. Miss
Svvaiin, who has been so scrlousl) 111, left
for Now York on Sunday, to be absent sov
cralda)s. MlssSwann Is nlmost cntlicly
Mrs. nnd .Miss Walto leccivcd n largo
number of callers yesterday. 'lheo recep
tions, Just beforo tbo season fairly opens,
nro most cno)ablo and am a gathering of
residents, w hcrcai later ou strangers seem
Representative James E, Campbell of
Ohio has gone to his home nt Hamilton on
Important business, but will return at tho
reassembling of Congress. Ills mother will
spend tho winter with him at his rcsldcuco
ou Connecticut avenue.
The series of 5 o'clock teas ou Monda)s
of December by Mrs. D. P. Morgan and
daughters aro particularly well cnjo)cd for
their elegant simplicity. Mr. Morgan's
health Ins greatl) Improved of lato and tho
fnmll) now expect to remain here all win
Mrs. L. '.. letter, who occupies Mr.
Blaine's mansion, has issued cards for threo
entertainments In Janunry and ono on
February 1. "Cotillons" nro to bo danced
at the two last entertainments, occurring
January 18 and February 1. Thoso ou
January 11 nnd 2 will be receptions.
'Iho dinner to be given by Secretary nnd
Mrs Whitney nt their handsomo now rcsl
dcuco on I stieet lu honor of tho President
and Cabinet on Thursday will bo a very
elegant affair, and will bo tho first of a
scries of superb entertainments to bo given
during tho season. Iho lavish hospitality
of Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Is proverbial in
'Iho President will receive on New Year's
Da) In u Prlnco Albeit coat. The gentle
men w ho mako tho prcscntatlonsot civ lllans
will wear tho same cut of coat; If military
men, tho full dress of their rank. Tlio
swallow-tall coat Is ncvci In order until 0
o'clock or tho dinner hour. Tho frock coat
Is the morning dress coat beforo tho dinner
boui,aud should bo worn with dark necktie
ami suk nat. it a cutaway coal or pea
Jacket Is worn, a dcrb) Is the pioper head
Tho mother of Major Help, wlfo of our
consul general at Constantinople, Is Inter
ested with Mrs. Burdctt Coutts In man)
charitable works, nnd has received a deco
ration from tho Sultan In recognition of her
humane labors. This lady lias rcccntl)
scut to friends hero somo exquisite d'o)lc)s
wrought on lino linen cauvass In many
colors, Interspersed with gold thread, of a
kind for which tho Baroness nud herself
havo found a lucrntlvo market, to aid cer
tain Impoverished forclgu residents of Con
stantinople. Cnpltol Topics.
Scnatoi Sherman spends seven bonis a
day at tho Capitol lu tho Vice-President's
A canvass of the Seuato Is said to show a
majority of seven against the suspension of
tho sllvei coinage.
The Spcnker has decided to omit tho se
lect committees on pensions, bounty and
back pa), public health and tenth census.
Speaker Carlisle has decided to cllmluato
from the IIouso Committee list
tho following named select committees:
Pensions, Bounty and Back Pa);
Public 1 leiilth and tho Tenth Census. Tho
Speakei Is of tho opinion that tho commit
tees aro useless ones.
Tlio document room clerks at tho IIouso
are tho recipients of somo queer requests.
A constituent of a Western member writes
nnd asks for tbo Congrctitonnl Uccoril from
tho datu of Its ilrst publication. Another
would lll.o to havo a rcvolvei, while n third
desires that a call bo mado at the Census
Offico to obtain tho rcsldcuco of a certain
VJUtiLS or Tin: s;.i.
An Kvtuicl from tliu T.cilct Guiigli'ri
PitinvDi'intiv, Dec. 29. Tho American
Liuostcamei Lord Gough arrived hero last
night, mid this morning tho master, E, M
Hughes, gave n rcportet this extract from
"Left Ilverpool on the lfith Instant and
Qticcnstown ou tho 17th, tho vvcithci being
unsettled aud fogg), After loav lug Chiecns
town nut with wester!) wluds and sea.
"On tho 20th w o experienced a v or) hcav)
f;alo from northeast, tho sea being very
ilgh and dangcioiis. 'Iho ship was kept be
foro tho sea for 18 hours, At U 10a. in Sun
da), tho 27th, fell lu with tho schooner
Clcopitra of Gloucester with a dlsttcs
signal ll)Ing. Vicnt towards hci and
found hci lu a distressed statu. Sent a
boat to tho schoonci and touk oft tho
Captain G. Vt. Pendleton and thlitccn of
his crew. They abandoned tho vessel, sho
belug In an uusoawortb) condition, hav
ing been hove down while ou tho
Gcoigo's 11 ink on tho 20th Instant by uvcry
high sea, which caused tho loss of threo eei
men One seaman was killed and the
othci seamen Injured
llioiiMni; of nil I'.Ioxnlor Itopc.
Pun vDriimv, Dec 20 About U 15
thlsp in , tho ropo ot mi clev.atoi In tho
stoio25'J Market street, bioke, precipitating
Christian Staplcton, aged tlilil)-llvc, and
1 1 tilt ilck Jlshen, nged twcntv-tvvo, to
tho basement and seilonslv In lining them
'lhc) weioicmovodtii Fuius)lv.iuli Hos-
llA!SO.A l. MV.Sl'lOX.
ote About A tishhif;l(Mi l'oiiplo uud
lintel Ai ttviilH.
T. B G lieu vvtof Georgl i nud George
Goilum and R J Walker of HulUIo are
at Iho Mctiopolltaii
L, Wiiitl PvtM: of Rochestei, N Y
and Dr. It. W. Barton ot Chirketou, Ark ,
accompanied b) his wife, mu at the St.
LirnxwNT Einnsr, 1) F Hrui, V.
S. tnv), l hero on leave fiom tho filgato
Dioohl)ti vlsltlug at No 172J Nineteenth
A. J Toiit of Now 'v. ork, R 11 Brcti
iinnof San Francisco, Cal.t P M Kcllev of
St, Louis, Mo , aud III t?. Fallen ot Now
York nro nt tho Natloual.
Coionfi, Tiitonoiiu Yvtes, I, S.
Arm), is nt the F.bbltt House, from his
visit to Governor's Island, General Han
cock's headquaitcis, aud Is accompanied
bv Miss ntes nnd by Miss Mncullstcr and
Mr. Arthur Yutes of Phlltidclphlii.
HOW ABOUT DAKOTA?
Her Appeal for Recognition in tho
Family of States
SENATOR HARRISONS VIEWS.
lie Hold. Hint HIkIiI mill .limtlii! !(
nimid llor Admission.
Till! QUESTION IN CONGRESS.
Senator Harrison, who Is chairman of thu
Commlltco on Territories, and who Is
championing Dakota In her efforts to gain
admission to tho Union of States, has been
busy in his commlttco room during tho hol
idays answering n flood nt correspondence
on this subject from tho Northwest, and
picparlng his reply to Senators Vest and
lliitlcr on tho proposition to Inquire if the
Statehood movement Is not rcvolutloinr).
To n United Press reporter this morning
Senator Ilnirlson expressed Iho belief that
whatever tho result of this agitation might
be, there would ba nothing dono b) tho
citizens of Dakota that would bo unlawful,
becauso they were not disposed to Injtiro
their futitro prospects with Congress b) any
"It Is almost enough, howcv cr," said he,
to drlv o tho pcoplo of Dakota to rev oliitlun
ary nets, to rcfusn them statehood. Such n
tiling was nuvcr known beforo In this, or
any other country nearly noo.CKX) people,
law abiding nud capable of sclf-iroxcrnmcnt,
with more than nil tho qualification for
statehood, being oxllcd and constantly re
fused It ou purely political grounds.
"It should unt'bu a surprlso to sea thoso
pcoplo desperate, for It Is despotic to keep
fiom them nil tho rights of American citi
zenship when they are American citizens
In fact. Intelligent, thrift), cncigctlc
men do not llkn to bo disfranchised, and
since the) must obey tho laws of tho United
States and bow to tho dictation ot her offi
cers, thoy most natuially want a voice In
making thoso laws nud selecting those offi
"Already thcro nro States In Iho Union
with but ouo member in the lower house ot
Congress, and Dakota, It admitted, will
bo clearly entitled to nt least two from tho
vcry6tart. Such Injustice, I sav, belongs
to the dark days of England nnd Russia and
tho tlmo of tho Inquisition. Tho position
of Senator Vest Is unenviable both politi
cal!) and personally aud cannot bo main
tained." Dakota will monopolize u gicat deal of
tlmo nnd attention in tho Senate after thu
holidays, and several Senators aro picpar
lng themselves to speak ou this subject
when It comes beforo the Territories Com
mittee. On tho Republican sldo ot tho
Chamber It Is generally conceded that n
bill will bo passed to admit Dakota, but
vcr) Ilttlo encouragement is expected from
Tin: bi:vi:iti:sT ix vi:ahs.
Iho Storm Tluit Swept tlio Const or
Husrov, Dec. 20. A Halifax special to
tho Aiiitftlttr says: Dispatches from all
parts of the provluco show that tho
storm of Saturday and Sunday was tlio
worst known for many years, Two
schooners wero wrecked at Spencer's
Island. 'Iho steamer Northern Light, which
left Georgetown on Saturday morning for
Plctouwlth malls aud passengers, ono of
whom was tho Hon. Donald Ferguson,
provincial eccrctar) of Prlnco lilwurii
Island, has not slncu been beard of. 'Iho
trip Is usually made In threo hours. Iho
extensivo breakwater at Cow Bay, C. B ,
wasdestro)cd. Many buildings wcio blown
down at 1'airsboro'. 'Iho Dominion Gov
ernment wharf nt Dlgb) was dcstro)cd.
The schooner 1 lorenco Chrlstltul wis
wrecked. 'lhc shore Is strewn with
TltAIX Wltr.GKVltS' WOllK.
A Hold uttuinpt to Illovv Up li Ilrldgo
with 11 lliuulli'.
Ei, Fvso, Tn., Dec. 20. It becamo
know n here )estcrday that a bold attempt
was made on the night ot tho2Jd Inst., to
blow up the brldgo ot tho Southern Pacific
Railroad across tho KIo Grande River,
sei cral miles nbov o tho city. Dynamite w as
placed ou tho track and tho brldgo bolts
wcio loosened, A dozen or mora men,
speaking English, seized Bridge-Leader Mel
V in at about midnight, bound aud blind fold
ed him and then marched him to his cabin. It
was evidently tho Intention of tho men to
blow passenger train No. 20 fiom tho brldgo
and then plunder tlio dying passengers on
tlio rocks below. 'Iho tiatii, howover, was
several hours late, and as daylight ap
proached tho tobbers iled,
JOll. GASKIXS' ItVATll.
lllOtotliei'Helil li) tliu Coinuoi's ,liiiy
Pun uimiiti, Dec. 20. Corouci Pow
ers held an Inquest this morning Into tho
death of Joseph Gasklns, nged ten weeks,
who died ou Sunday morning from wounds
which his mother claimed wcro lulllctcd by
a cat and which tho evidence went to show'
wero inflicted with a knife. Mrs. Aititlo
Gasklns bulled bet husband about live
weeks ago, slnco which time, It Is believed,
her mind has been alTccted,
Tho coroner's Jury rendered a verdict to
Iho effect that tho child met its death from
injuries received at tho hands of somo per
son or poisons unknown '1 ho coi oner held
Mrs Gasklns to await tho action of tho Dis
Shot In n Diuiikoii Itnml.
Itot'MNSViMl, K , Dec. 20 In a
drunken biawl last night, Captain A R.
Perkins shot Colonel L. A. Lyphort, an o
nimy officer and piomlucnt lawyer. Both
men weieconsldcrabl) iiudei tholnlliicnco
of liquor A dlsputo arose, when L)phcrt
knocked Perkins down, whereupon tho
hittci dievv his pistol and flrcd, tho bullet
penetrating the thigh of Lvpbert, produc
ing n pnlnf id wound. Perkins was held lu
ouo thousand dollars bond.
l'lltnl Acildi-nt on tho I'.. 11. A II.
Pun viii U'liiA, Dec. 2') 1 rclght train
No Ittt, on tho Chester Creek Inaneliof tho
Central Division of tho P , W. .v. 11. R. 1! ,
left tho track a short distance from Lctiul
ut (ISO this morning 'Iho engineer was
killed, ono brut email badly liijiucd, and
nnothci biahcman nnd fireman slightly In
Juiid The cauc of tho accident Is believed
to havo been n broken rail or broken
An Ovi'idno 1 CHMi-1 ;ivoii I'p,
Cnti V( o, Die 20. Iho consignees of tho
missing schooner Orphan Buy havo given
up all hopo of her safety . In tho opinion of
tho flim Mio cither foundered lu the tcrilflc
gale of December I, or struck it reef lu ut
tempting to make the southern passage
T lu 10 were eight nun on board who doubt
less went (low u with her
Tho ('mil llliii'iV SlilUc
PiTTm ito, Pa , Dec 20 'lhoro aro no
now developments In tho miners' stilke
along tbo Monoiignhela River today Iho
rumoicd proposal for tho arbitration hid
not leached tho Coal Exchange up to 100
o'clock lids afternoon,
Ouo of Ihcbuw's last nets ss Klngof Bur
mah was to recelvo a party of Parsco actors
After witnessing their playing ho arranged
on a table as many sllvei cocoanuts as thero
wcro actors, each nut containing u hsiidtul
of precious stones, and Invited each player
to take one us a token of royal appreciation.
BEAUTY IN THE DEPARTMENTS.
Tjpteiil HpiMlmnnn from tliu I'nlnnl
OIIU o nnd AKrliiiltiitul Itiirciiu.
Tho Agricultural Department girl is by
no means less attractive than the hundreds
of other )oung ladles who work for their
benevolent and prompt pa) lug old relative,
UucluSnm, As sho walks up tho lung
nsplnlt pathway to the Department build
ing she presents a v cry neat and captlv atlug
as voiiictiTiitvt, nittnvi vivturv.
picture. She Is snugly dressed, and fre
quently, like tho ono whose picture we
piint to da), has sheafs ot wheat or some
other agricultural product ou her saucy hat.
Sho Is either a copyist or makes bans lu
which seeds aro distributed throughout tho
country. Tbo bucolic ircntlcman ought to
know this, for ho would Iictter appreciate
such gifts from tho Government. No, sho
never slips Into any of tho receptacles fur
iced that herulmblu fingers put together
soft missives to thu icclpletit, lor sho Is not
that kind ot a ghl, Slio does not affect thu
bucolic In man, any way .
VS INTI lllOll liri'VltTMtST (Hill.
Tho Interior Department young lad) Is
well up In work uud Is nearly nlw nvs pretty
She helps n grcnt deal lu the work of Issu
ing patents, handles pension cases with
neatness and dispatch, Is mi excellent copy
ist, or plays rapidly onthotypo-wrlter, Sho
Is very numerous, but uot the least bit too
numerous. Tho ono that our artist has
sketched Is in tho Patent Office, and what
sho docs not know about the patent law s Is
not worth knowing, fcho Is dccldcdl) cne,
It will bo observed. And when thoso In
terior Department girls aro chit the) aio
XI. I'listour IiioriiliituK Auotlici I'litlunt
Pvnis, Deo. 20. Charles Kaufman of
Franklin, N, J., who was blttcu on tho
second of last month by a dog supposed to
bo mud, was inoculated to day at .If. Pas
teur's laboratory under tho direction of tho
celebrated chemist. M. Pasteur Cipressed
somo doubt ns being nblo to successfully
treat Mr. Kaufman becauso of thohipsoof
tlmo and tho fact that no attention was
given tho wound at tho tlmo of Its luUlctlon.
M. Pasteur said ho would Inoculito Dr
I udvvlg It. Saltier, tho veterinary surgeoti
of 270 Springfield avenue, Newark, N J ,
who was blttcu on the 12th Instant ut
Orange, N. J , as soou as that gentleman
"Iho four Now ark children." ndded M
Pasteur, "aro doing w oil. It is eight days
now slnco 1 Ilrst Inoculated thun, without
Iho slightest symptoms of hydrophobia ap
pcarlntr, and they will bu sent homo on
Aiixtln'rt Itclcii nt'Toi ror.
isti, 'luA-, Dec 29 -The excite
ment In tho city Is still hljli aud tho tension
on tho ncivcs of tho women Is painful.
Nono feci safe, and all watch with shudder
ing fear tho sablo mantel of night as It
falls, 'lhey aro ready to bellcvo almost any
rumoi, and cry out ut tho sllghtost uolso
'I his morning at 4 o'clock, while a bulcliet
was delivering meat at tho Southern Hotel,
ashu had been doing for months, ho lucked
his wagon up to tho kitchen window It
struck tho window Jam, Janliigtho sash
'Iwo servant girls occupying an adjoining
room heard thu uolso and Immediately
c reamed murder at tho top of their volcos
V lodger In an tipstutrs room heard their
dies, threw lipids window uud seeltij; thu
I utchcr, at oncu opened Hie ou him with a
six shooter, liio butcher lied at tho top of
his speed and fortunately got oft with a
wholo skin. Extra pollccmin mo doing
duty, but, notwithstanding, two attempts
wcro mado last night to force eiitiuticcfllnto
tho icsldciico of A P. vvooldildgo, presi
dent of the City Bank, aud the residence of
Judge Joseph Lee, and ouo of the Capitol
commissioners tboth places the Inmates
fiightencd olT the Intrudeis Mrs. Hancock
died at 8 o'clock last night 'lhls is the
seventh murder committed In this city
within tho past eight months to which no
duo has yet been dl scow led
Now ViiiUV I iidritiimiinl Itullvviij.
AmvM, Dee 20 Articles of assocli
tlonhuvo been filed with the bccictnry of
fctitc, Incorpoiutlng thu New Vork Dis
trict Hallway Company, with n capital of
S.!CO0.(00 Iho route of tho road Is as
fellows Boglmiliig on Broadway ut Mor
tis streit, theuco underneath Broidway to
Iwcuty third stieet, thoiico iindei tho sur
face to the Intersection of the noillieily
line of Broadway and Twenty sixth street,
thence undei Broadway to tho northerly
end thcicof, with a branch lino fiom
"twenty third strrct and Broadway to tho
Intersection of M idlsoiiuveniioaud Inentv
slxth street, and theuco nortberl) under
neath Madison nvciiuu tollirhm lltver
'lhc length of the road Is to bo about
twelve miles 'llio capital stock com
pilses IU.0,000 6hares, at frlOO each
Killed l tlio t'niH
One too, Dec. 20,-Mrs Reus was uiii
over aud killed by tho cars at South Chi
cngo this morning
Tho Venerable Statesman Receives
SEiVENTY-SIX YEARS OP AGE
Ho IViiIIim foUliurili nl Diiyliifliik III t
II( m y Suoii Sturm.
1'OREION TOPICS IN GENERAL.
II vw viiiii s, vi i d, Dec. ?.). Coiigrilu
lotions havo been pouring in slnco early
morning to Hawardeii Castle, to-d ly being
tho 70th anniversary of tho birth of the ven
rrnblo stattsmau, tho Right Hon. llllatu
Evvort Gladstone. Four hundred auto
graphic letters from all over tho United
Kingdom, extending the greetings nnd nail
wishes of the most prominent as well ns tho
humbUst citizens, had been received up to
noon. Mr. Gladstone celebrated the occ.t
Ion by nrlsliitr at daybreak and w alkln
through a heavy etnrm of snow and sleet t,
chinch. Ho Is In tho best of fphlts.anl
appears hale and hearty.
X KIXO'S VSXIOLS llinillTOIr.
Tho tanilatil publishes a dispatch from
Munich, In which is stated that thccrcdl
lors of thu Insatio King Ludwlg II. of III
vnrla nro petitioning for power to seize
the King's personal effects. Piluco T.ult
pold, commander lu chief of tlio Bavarl iti
army, has, In tho meantime, issued an
order, forbidding bailiffs or other civil
officers lu tho omplov of oulsldo creditors
fn m entering Bavaria.
on otivo hush nrviiMK.
Tho Tcltqiapli, In an editor! il todiy,
uiges tho Government lo resist tn tho ut
most nny attempt of the Irish to obtain
control of tho police s)stcm of Ireland.
tiip ioit. on Tiir. ariiwvs uinuit.
A dispatch fiom Berlin to tho I'hianhlr
of this city states tint Pope Leo, In an nl
locution sent lo thu Catholic clerg) of Oer
mnu) with regard to tho nffulrs of thu
Chi rch In that country, declares that ho U
opposed to mediation on questions between
the Church nnd state, and Insists tint tho
ntlcan should havo solo Jurisdiction lu thn
matter ot administering affairs of tins
Church In Germany.
jivsnoiiit ciiiuciiiit is mm t,
lord Randolph Churchill, Sccictiry of
State ror India, nrilvcd at Dublin this mom
Jug ami Immediately repaired to Dublin
Casllu lo confer with F.arl Carnaervou. Ill
visit was evidently unexpected, as no
preparations for bis reception bad been
made by tho castlo officials.
HISIMOI HON. w.c. ioTrii.
The Hon. W. E. Foetcr, M. P.-clcet for
Brjilfoidandei. Chief Secretary Tor Ireland,
v.ho has been ailing for some time, Is now
6crlouel) ill, having suffered n tel ipe
Xcgro ItloteiN Itc-doired.
Oxixeocic, vv, IKc ,1,-Snturilay nliiht
on sjKcs' Island, In Accoinau Count), soma
drunken whites qunrrckd with n negro,
nntned Jeff Iricmun, who was also Intoxl
cutcd. Freeman Ilnallyshotonuof the white,
named OcorgaMllcsliilllctlngapnlufulwoiin I
In tho mouth '1 ho in xro then lied and vv.u
ptirsmd by thu white Ho ran tun chinch
near by vv hero a crowd of nccroes wcro luv
Imt n Christmas festival bhotn wero ox
clianjcd between the IK erne and thu white
and n serious IlRht resulted Ireemen wu
shot In thu bead nnd had bis throat cut. IIo
wlllprobnblydle. Onoof tlio whlto men wi
Kirlnnl) wounded lu llionbdomen. (Ire it
e m Itoment prevail lu tlmtvklnlty, nnd offl
eer havo coiio totlio Ulund tonrrest tin
rioters, thouclt the llghtlne Is leaned to
A -llunlerei' TicimI by n Mum In".
Vixcrssis Imi Dec 1.9-Shcriff John A.
1'adcott arrived hero yestcrduy from Martin
County, Intl., seeking John II Arc! or, who W
wanted for tho murder of John Ilurcli, it
fanner of tint count) who dlsupi arcd four
Scars ngo Tho crlmo wn fiitenodupoii
Aiilier bv thn recent eoiilcssloti of hi do
cried wife, who salt that Arclu r murdered
Ilurcli for hi money, bnlliil thu HimI, n tin,
boilj In u bollcrund burled tho bono. Pad
gelt found Archer on a firm tlve mile koiiiIi
ofhcie Archer and two companion bnrrl
cndid themselves Inn liouso and threatened
to shoot thu officer Padgett thereupon re
turned here for reinforcements and In got a
poeof ilftecn men to go out with him to
morrow and captiu o Ai chcr dead or nllv e.
An linllnn 1'ollcj tluit I'ullod.
Orrv Oxt.Dcc Jl -A scheme for turn
ing the eontiol of tho Northwest Indians over
totho Hudson s Hay Coinpiny ha beun sub
mitted to tho Gov eminent It Is well known
Unit dining tho -W years when tho company
ruled and employed tho Indian they wero
I eaccfiil and contented, and It I hoi)il tint
by restoring that regime tho pcrintuul
troubles tint hniooceurud among the trlbu
under Oov eminent rule will coae.
The t'm i OMpoiidciitsiit en Oi loan.
Nrvv oiiiiami, Heo ?i 'Iho siwclil train
bringing N'orthern Journalists to visit tho Ex
puidtlannnlvod ycstciday ami wero received
b) tho local committee President McCon
nleo of iho i:xKitlon nnd Governor MeKnery
inuuouddicxMx of welcome, which weru re
Kiondcil to by Win Ilroif of tho Chicago
filbiint 'llio citizen nnd iiflldals uro exert
lug tlicmUicH to mako tho visitors thuc
cl.ijs st.ij uMiciiblc
l'lltnl r.lovntor Aoiidont.
Iimiiia, V. , Doc Si -I'otcr II. Howell,
nil ervl'ing architect nt the reformatory vv i
killed jestcrdaj afternoon while riding on tha
freight elevator Ho hud reached tho tip
foot nnd attempted to stop off bofoio thu
ilcvntorlmd stopped, when ho wi taught
bclwtcn the llooi mid tho tariliige III hn ly
was cut almost in two nud dropped forty
ftet Mr Howell was widely known as nil
arc hliect nnd biilldtr
'I lie l'lltnl I'oiK.
SiniATon In Hoe Jv Ihcfuinll ur Hi p
man I edit ate heartily of fteh pork one day
hut week und on the following day all wot
irostratid with tilehlno.l Two daughter,
tilted IT nud 50 and Mrs I'ulilt died simii u
uud 5ostt hIh) n i.' tear old daughter tliu
only rimiilnliigtlilld expired Mr t cldt an
nut III i
A Sill UoX'" Suicide.
Niw IIaiik, Hei ."J John Murray ayotmj
mnn IB yean old nil employe In Tlioim
Cod) s brltk jnrd, ut SluntuweiH), u town llvo
miles from thl ilty, loinmittod mihtdi vt
tu-ilujllu was found linnglng In it liuiti u nl
bud iivldintly been dead foi miitmi ltotin tih
niiptilnted lovu Is supposed to lum a I
t hu ue t
Man led to Dontli by licir.
(JiiMv, lu, Dec !W lin I'dli I i
farmer, with Sio.ODO vvoilh.f pruiwrty mid
flvoihllilicn, vvhoiontlniially qiiarn.li I vn
their claims to hi width shot hlm-ilfMiu
duy nnd dlvil yesineliiv iiftet liuvlng inmln
nnd torn up six vi UN nonof wlihh '.itUilnl
hi unfottuiuiti In !ri
111-. MOII tilt Ntii'it
New Yoith Pei ,M Vnhlteit II i, Hunb
foil, who di -luiiwl nud siiperhitendud the eon
striictlon f tho (lanltn City CiitliOilruI, hi
(tint Mis V T Stewart for SOSra; vilitchlui
ilnlins liduo him fit his sen Icon He win
1 aid 17 us.', but loiisldiis that nmoimt uu
T.vpliold IVvrr In u Penitentiary.
'I mn , Dm .11 -It U said that thcro
wire six diutlis fiointypliold fever In the l
buny l'cnlluitlary yosteiduy, and there mo
twenty convict 111 with that disc iso
Hunt nl lllniNoir to Dontli,
Wivito-s, Hi, Dee s9 -Edwaid Drown
danced e u ry set from 8 p in. ChrNtnntlll x
o i link in xt morning nt a ball In Clliuli
loiinty lie xvus eurile.1 home In n St itu ot
collapsu and died )isterduy
At New Voik, Clicassla from Ola, it.
I oudCIt) of ltlcuuiotid from Llc'tpooU
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