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THE EVEOTtTG OltlTIC, WASimSGTON, D O., WEDNESDAY, MAIU'Tt 1, 1882.
THE EVENING CllITIC.
KBTAHtt8HF,D AUGUST. IBM.
The special bulletin Issued from tho Signal
offico to-day snysi
The Indication ore that fair ami slightly
cooler weather will prevail In tho Middle At
lantic States and lower lako region during
Thursday. Clearing wealhor Is Indicate! for
New England during Thursday.
A NUMBKlt of vagrancy nnd disorderly
cases wero dlsrosod of by Judgo Snoll to-day.
A MAitniAOE license wns Issuod to-day to
I'rnnk I.. Loncsomo and Mtnnlo Johnson, both
or Carollno County, Va.
Tim application of Herman llaupt, jr.,
for admission to tho District liar hash aon re
In tho cases of Richard and Margaret
Wood, Indicted for tho larceny of monoyfrom
Michael Xolan, tho lury to-day found tho man
guilty and acquitted tho woman.
Tils, steamer City of Alexandria will
rcsumo her regular trip's In connection with
tho City of Washington by tho end of noxt
week. Tho Mystic will probably soon resume
her usual rlcr travel.
MIDDI.ETO.V Page, a llttlo boy, was
playing In Elorenth street, between a and 11,
yesterday attcruoon, when ho was struck by a
passing wagon with sufficient force to rendor
him senseless. Pago was not seriously In
jured. The funeral of Benlamln F. Maxwell
this afternoon was largely nttendod by his
lcllow.worknion from tho Oovcrnmont l'rlnt-ing-ofilco.
Tho funeral was In charge of tho
Columbia L6dgo of Masons, of which ho was a
The fibe at Mrs. Klrby's house, on
ricrco street, is supposod to havo boon causod
by two llttlo children of Mrs. Swann, who oc
cupied tho house, playing with matchos. Tho
younger of tho children was badly burnod
during tho flro.
The residence of Gen. Dyer, on N street,
near Twelfth northwest, was ontorod by burg
lars at an early hour this morning aud nil of
tho silverware and a considerable amount of
Major Kino, tho agent of S. P. C. A.,
was about to-day for tho first tlmo slnco his ro
cent and severo Illness. Tho Major has not
complotely rocovered, but has heard of n
couplo of casos of atrocious cruelty which
called for his Immediate attention.
The Columbia lino of street-cars should
publish a Umo ecbodulo, Informing tho publlo
at what hours their card run. They run so
unfrequontly that persons aro now compelled
to wait so long on tho street-corners that In a
majority of cases tlmo could bo saved by walk
ing. Two dmall fires wore extinguished last
evening without the assistance of tho Flro De
partment. Dr. Towneend's Chapel, on Pom
eroy street, In tho county, was damaged to tho
extent of about f 10, and tho rosldonco of
Thomns A. Jamos, esq., No. 1323 L street, was
slightly damaged by tho chlmnoy taking flro.
TnE immense delegation of representa
tive Dakotatns that came hero in January to
look alter tho Intorosts of tho Torrltory havo
nearly all returned. Tho following Is a list of
thoso remaining In town at present; Judgo J.
P. Kidder, Hon. Barney CaulQeld, Col. n. F.
Campbell, Judgo John II. Drake, Judge E. E.
West, Hon. C. T. McCoy.
The case of II. C. Bull, esq., arrested by
Mr. Henry Raff for violating tho Uconso laws,
as stated yestorday, will not bo tried until Sat
urday. Mr. Hull's proceedings havo boen dlf
lerent from tho commercial agonts provlously
arrested, as ho did not solicit erders to supply
tho business housos as Is customary, but can
vassed for orders from prlvato Individuals and
Justice Cox, this morning in tho Crimi
nal Court, In tho caso of Martin J. Casey, con
victed of assault with intent to kill Martha A.
Bergovln overruled tho motion in arrest of
Judgment and scntencod him to tho Auburn
Stato prison for four yoars. As tho caso goes to
tho general term on appeal, tho execution of
tho scntenco Is suspended until that Is dis
The case of Oibbs, administrator of tho
estate of Elizabeth Chlsholm, against the
Franklin Insurance Comiuiny, to recover divi
dends on tho stock of tho compauy ownod by
tho estate, doclared at various tlnios botwoen
1631 ana 187 amounting to $3,850, Is
being heard to-day In tho Circuit Court. Tho
defense set up Is that thodlvldcnds havo boon
paid to tho heirs long since.
Lavinia Turns, ono of tho colored belles
of South Washington, resides at a houso on
Hew Jersey avenue, near Second streot south
east, and has for some months boen claimed
as tho "mash " of ono JesBoGreonhaw, a burly
negro man. of largo stature, but has rocontly
"gonobaekon her fellah "and bostowod her
favors on a colored gcntloman other than her
boloved Jeseo, which has caused such toolings
of Jealousy to rlso in tho breast of said Jesso
that he armed himself with an old-fashlonod
revolver early this morning and proccodod to
the domain of Ills loved ono, whom ho found
In her loom at O a. m., and at whom hoomptlod
two chambers of his reoUcr, after which ho
flucccedcd In making his escipo, and has not
been heard from slnco. Dr. ItoJgors nttendod
tho woman, and found her to bo painfully
wounded In tho arm.
JtiETCsScnMiDT, alias Augustus Smith,
was tried In tho Criminal Court this morning
on an Indictment charging him with having
committed an assault on Mary 0. Myers, with
Intent to ravlBli. Tho accused Is an intelli
gent, gonteel-appearlng whlto man, about 30
yearB of age, and tho testimony was to tho
effect that on tho aftornoou of tho Oth of last
November, Mary 0. Myers, awhlto girl, a little
over 10 years of ago, was In the Arsonal
grounds In chargo of an Infant, when this man
came up, took hold of her and put his hands
beneath her clothes. She made an outcry and
ho let hor go, and offorodhoracouploot pon
nles to say nothing about what had transplroJ.
On tho witness-stand tho defendant admitted
being In tho grounds at tho time mentioned,
speaking with tho llttlo girl and taking hold
of her, but donlod that ho attompted any lib
erties with hor. Tho lurv found him imlltv.
and notice was given of a motion tor a now
More Indictment by tho Grunt!
At 2 o'clock to-day the Grand Jury brought
fn the following additional indictments In the
straw-bond cases :
Kato M. Armstrong, James W. Donohuo. W.
W. Jackson, Albert . Boone and Samuel G.
Cobell for conspiracy,
In tbn Star-route cases Indictments wero
brought In against John It. Miner tor perjury;
tho witnesses, J. S. Piper, W. 11. Famish, aoo.
Hears and J. II. McDanlol. Also two Indict
ments against John W, Dorsoy for porjury;
tho witnesses being Charles F, Perkins, Ooorge
II. Dalton, John F. Footo and Oeorgo H. Ilazon.
Memphis has a frco-trade hall. Memphis
docs not want manufactories,
Disraeli said; "Thero ia no net of
treachery or manners of which a political
party Is not capable; for In politics thoro Is no
Philadelphia used to bo tho worso-gov-cruod
city In the Union. Times havo changed
so mat now It is moroly tho soooud worse
Iihodo Island pays Its legislators $1 n day
and a newspaper, thank heaven thoro Is ono
Ktato In tho union that knows tho valuo of ii
legislator. llujalo tjjrfirei:
Cotton-seed oil Is eaten by tho laborers of
England on tholr bread Instead of butter,
which Is too dear for their wages. I'roe trado
has done much for tho English laboror.
The Memphis Atalunche nominates Sen
ator Ishnm CI, Ilariis for Oovornor of Ton
ntssce, on a platform of a Just and fair resump
tion of pnyineut of tho public debt of tho
Your true politicians will fawn to-day on
the man they abused yesterday. If that man
has achieved place or power, for your true
politician nover despises any ono who may
iwsslbly bo useful to him. Ills genuine con.
tempt Is for tho weak and powet less. MempkU
Tho Cincinnati Saturday Klqht saySI ,rIt
lias come out (it last why Frank Ilattou, pub
lisher of tho Durllngton Itaicktyi, wanted to he
Assistaut Postmaster-Ooneral, It was fb put
nn end to people sponging tholr roadlng matter
by borrowing papers out of tho oBt-olllee, and
ho has Issuod a piohlbltory order to that
It is said that while it Is true that (fen.
Grant, when he was President, tendered to
Mr. Conkllng the position of Clilef Justice 0(
the Supremo Court and he declined, It Is also
true that Mr. Conkllng was a member of Con
gress aud voted for the lucreastf of the pay of
the Justice? of the Bupieme Court, and was
therefore Ineligible because o( that vote.
There is a lively bunch of Froo Traders
In Congress who will worry the Protectionist
lobby wonderfully before Congress adjourns.
Protection Is so rotten that It only noeds a llt
tlo hard erfort to topple it over. Its very
wealth is Us weakness and money wU not al
ways buy ui legislation. LI to circle luimo tho
lime Is surely coming whonarlstocratle, tyran
nical, and extravagaut monopolies. Ilka Pro
tection, will go down under a groat tidal wave
of thrift, economy and hardy ludeiHindouco. It
may not bo for years, but tho elgim of tho
tlmts are propitious, Mtmphlt Fit Tiiuttr,
The body of Iiobcrt Clrecu, 10 yoars of
ecu, who was recently drowned at Door Park,
Md- was brought to tho city this morning.
Dr. llartlgau performed an autopsy, and the
lody will be burled to-morrow.
STILL, A MYSTERY.
Tlir i:xncl C'miKoof the I)enllii nl.tfrs.
I.otc.lrty nnil Ml KcefoNot Axo.or.
Inlncil-I'ror. TrlMoo I'nllt to l'lml
Trace or 1'olHon.
E. T, TrlstOe, professor of chomtstry of tho
National MCdlcnl College, has submitted to
Dlstrlit-Attomoy Corkhlll tho report of his In
vestigation for poison In tho casos of Mrs.
Johnnnah Lovojoy and Miss Kato Koofe. Tho
Professor says ho took portions of tho stomach,
liver nnd spleen of Miss Kcote, separately, and
having destroyed tho organla matter at a torn
rernturo not nbovo 212' r., examined each
systematically, and by delicately special tests,
for poisonous mctalllccomiouiid, and no traco
of lead, mercury, arsonlc, antimony or any
mineral poison could bo found, and tho only
metals detected were traces of Iron and calclu in
Tho Professor then took about half a pound
of parts of all tho organs figother, Including
iho small Intestines, and subjected this
nmount to a similar troaimont, and nttor a
cai eful search could detect no motalllo poison.
in the same way no careiuuy cxaminou parw
of all thoorcansof Mrs. Lovoloy. with tho sama
results as In tho caso of Miss Kocfo. It 1
therefore, evident that thoso persons could not
havo died from tho effects of a mlnornl poison,
as some would havo boen found In ono or othor
Ho then mndo an examination for any or all
of thd vegetable alkaloids, and took portions of
the several organs of Mls Keofo and subjected
them to tho process of dialysis with puro
water, for forty-eight hours, and no traco of
poison could bo fouud In tho dlalysod liquid.
Ho then added a small quantity of hydro
chloric acid to tho dlalysor and allowed It to
lcmaln In tho water for twonty-four hours,
and ovnporatlon and purification of tho liquid
was tested with tho snmo result.
Ho also subjected to tho proper test a smill
amount of liquid found In tho stomach of Mtss
Kccfo and found no traco of anythinglnjurlous
to health. Further tests showed no vegotablo
poison. IIo nlso examined tho contents of a
bottle containing liquid found In MIssKccfo's
room, and no poison was round there.
Falling to llnd nnythlug In tho organs or
bottle, he procurod ft cat aud gave It an ounco
and a halt of tho emulsion, without producing
tho slightest effect, after tho lapso of noarly
The Professor mndo further experiments on
tho cat with llko results. In concluding his
reroi t, Prof. Frlstoo says i
"In view of all theso results, I havo to report
that no poison can bo found In any of tho
organs which camo Into my possosston, of tho
two decensed persons, or In any of tho bottlos
of suspected liquids, or In auyvcsscls sont mo
" Tho symptoms In thoso owes, ns far as can
bo learned, ovldcntly lndlcato a poison, and
tho question why It cannot bo found should
rccolvo a satisfactory answer.
"Either ono of tho following reasons, or all of
them together, will bo amply sufllclent t
"FIrBt Doth tho deceasod'porsons, I loarn,
vomited violently for several hours after boini?
taken sick; so much so that tho stomach of
ono was entirely empty, aud that of tho othor
nearly so, and by this means all tho poison
may havo been ojectcd, and tho vomltod mat
ters having been thrown away all traces of It
may bo lost.
"Second very few vegetable poisons can bo
found in the tlssuos, after thoy pass tho stom
ach and enter tho circulation, as they undergo
lapld changes, Btrychnlno being a remarkable
exception to this rulo. Thoso persons ltvod
nbout flfty-flvo (53) hours after they wero
taken sick, sufficient tlmo for all that was not
removed by tho vomit to havo cnterod the sys
tem and becomo changed."
Thlid "There many powerful vegetable
poisons for which thero aro no chomlcal test
and no means of .detecting them, oxcept by
botanical characters, when loaves, roots or
seods havo been taken or by having sunictont
quantities left to try tnclr effects upon othor
District in Cong-res.
Tho colored obstructionists who Insist upon
the elimination of tho words "white" and "col
ored" from tho pending District code, gloated
to day over tho failure of tho District In secur
ing tho session ot tho Houso to which It was
entitled last night. They claim that it was
through their efforts that tho District was shut
out, and assert that It will continue to bo tho
cnse'untll their aim to get a full quorum In tho
Ilouso to consider their grievance is securod.
As far as members of tho Houso District Com
mittee aro concerned, they aro slckoned out
with tho whole business. Tho lack of Intorost
shown In tho spoedy prosecution ot
District business before this Con
gress on tho part of our most
prominent citizens Is 'markod. Either they
aro thoroughly satisfied with matters as thoy
are or aro too Indolent to go tho front and urge
their rlphls. As a remarkablo fact, not a Dis
trict delegation, beyond the colored agitators
of tho school question, ha3 Invaded the Capi
tol this session. Ordinarily an advanco ot
District delegations Is not desirable. As mat
ters stand now, however, tho appearance ot a
body of solid citizens, with tho welfare of tho
Dlbtilctat heart, at the Capitol would do no
harm. On tho contrary, It would havo tho pos
sible effect of showing somo Congressmen that
tho citizens wore awakening to the scaudalous
ticatmenttho District Is receiving. Than nt
present tho prospoct for Important District
legislation was novormoro blue.
Tho full text of tho bill lutroduced by Judgo
Edmunds yesterday, to provide for dowor In
equities ot redemption In tho District ot
Columbia, Is ns follows:
"That tho widow ot any person dying ontltlod
to an equity of redemption In any real estate
within tho District ot Columbia, shall bo on
tltlod to dowor therein to tho samo oxtont,
upon tho snmo principles, and to bo sot out In
the samo way as It such oqulty.of ro Jemptton
had been a legal ostato."
To-day tho Ilouso Commlttoo on Publlo
Buildings aud Grounds made a favorablo re
port on Senate bill 817, which appropriates
"Iho sum of $200,000, or bo much thereof as
may be necessary, for the purchase of a slto
near tho War Department and erection theroon
of a brick and metal flro-proof build
ing, to bo used for tho safe-keeping
ot records ot tho exocutlvo and
legislative uopnnments not required In tho
present cxecutlvo or legislative ofllcos for
constant reference, ns recommended by tho
Secretary of War In his annual reports ot
1870 and 1880; said building to bo eroctod
according to plans prepared by tho Quartsr-master-General
aud heretofore submitted, nnd
under his supervision and direction." Tho
bill passed tho Senate on the 3d ult.
Who Wants Dakota Admitted T
A person claiming to b8 a Democratic farmer
living In Dakota has written to tho Hon. D. W.
Yooxhees that thero was no farmor In tho
delegations who are and have boon horo urging
the admission of tho southern part ot Dakota
as n .Stato. Lest that statesman should
act ton this misinformation Tun Cuztio has
taken the trouble to Inform Itself ot the status
of theso delegations, and herewith publish tho
facts to tho end that the Hon. D. W. Voorheos
may not oppose tno admission or Dakota undor
an cuoneouB understanding ot tho facts.
Thei chare beenSOdelegates herefrom South
ern Dakota urging Its admission as a State.
They repiesontcd twenty-ono couutlos. Their
vocations were; Fanners, 10 (nearly one
fourlhof tho entire delegation); lawyors, 15;
mcR'hants, II); real estatu dealors, 8; editors,
7; manufacturers, 2; clorgymen, 2; bankers,
3; physicians, 1; dentlstB, 1; hotol-koepers, li
United States officials, 3; contractors, 1; rail
road agents, 1; sherllT, 1. Many of tho fore
going, who uro engaged In othor business,
are also farmors, somoot them having hun
dirds of acres undor cultivation.
Wo trust this Information will set Mr. Voor
hees light, it ho was In daugor uf being
misled by the mistaken information ot his
Dakota con t spondont
TIio Union Vi'tcrnim' 1'nlr.
Tho fnlr and bazaar of tho Union Veterans
at aeonlo Templo continues to grew In opu
lailty dally. One Important feature which
adds additional success to this affair Is the
rigid rules which prevent "soliciting." It
w HI bo well for all other fairs to follow tho ox
ample of the Union Veterans In this rospoct,
as this Bystem ot "solicitation" had growu to
be such a nuisance that tho majority of peoplo
grow to bo afraid ot visiting a bazaar.
Among tho most Interesting features of the
fair Is tho "ElUwotth stand," at which are
eiposed two of the most eminent relics of the
tarly period of tho lata war tho doublobir-
tiled shot-gun with which Jackson killed
Ellswoith at tho Marshall Houso, In our come
terlal submb 01 Alexandria, and tho zouave
musket and bayonet with which llrownoll
avenged the death of his commander. Thoso
are loaned to the organization by capt.
Urownell, who Is now a resident of Wasalug
ton. To-night the National Guards and the Wash.
Ingtoii Light Infantry will visit the fair. To
moriuw night tho resident army and navy
officers at the National Capitol will bo present,
TIio 9fiion Trial.
The Mason court-martial will resumo Its
sessions at 11 o'clock a, m. to morrow, Geu,
lllgiluv, Mason's counsel, will mako his clos
ing argument for tho defense. It Is not known
whether the Judge-Advocate will make u reply
or not, uui me uouu win noi, uuer tuo argu
ments hato been submitted, sit with open
doors again. Tho verdict ot the court will bo
sent to Gen. Hancock, and by hi in submitted
to tho Secretary of war,
Fresh Alderuey llutter, churned every morn
lug and delivered In Vjtt), " Ward " prluu, ooo.
per lt. Also, cottage checBo, buttermilk and
sweet milk. So. per qt. Cream 16c. plot.
We hear more or collegiate pranks than ef
Wlmt 1 olii(r on In the Social
Th6 Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Hunt
gtvon reception to tho naval officers on this
statlcnto-nlght. Tho gathering will havo a
brilliant erfect, for an It Is an official ball ovory
officer will wear his uniform, and tho glitter ot
gold laco and bullion nnd tho shouldor knots
of scarlet and gold (ot tho Engineer Corps)
will bo added to tho gorgeous colors and
materials so fashlonablo this soason.
Miss Chadbourne, who has boon visiting
Mls Douglass, left for her homo In How Eng
land last week. Sho was as pretty as tho
"Salem Witches" Aldrlch tolls us of, but hor
dark brown eyes belong rather to the South
than to that frozen land of Massachusetts.
Mrs. Judgo MacArthur was assisted In hor
duties yesterday aftornoon by tho Gounto33
Mancctll (Miss lllancho Itoosovolt), to whom
sho gave an elegant dinner party In tho
evening. Tho Countess was suiwrb in palo
bluo satin and Duchcsso laco, and Is as charm
ing In manner as sho Is in feature nnd grace.
Mis. Oordon-Cummlnc, neo Eames, Is spend
ing n few weoks with Mrs. Ashton at hor homo
on Dupont Circle, which Is ono of the housos
known as"Tho two sisters," built by Mrs.
Hopkins nnd Mrs. Miller, tho granddaughters
of Edward Evorett. Tho lovoly young matron
is ono otour most weicomo visitors to Wash
ington, and tho only regret attending her com
ing Is tho shortness of hor stay nnd tho neces
sity for a return homo.
Mrs. Tripp, neo Williamson, leavos to-mor-low
for her Wostorn homo. Hor pretty baby
will be christened to-day nt Ascension Church,
which Is dear to tho hoart ot tho young mother
ns the sccno othor woddlng two yoars ago.
Miss Ttuth Gouvcneur Is visiting friends In
Philadelphia, whoro sho Is a great belle, and
Is enjoying herself thoroughly.
The Literary Society will moot Saturday
evening nt tho rosldonco of Mr. SpoHord, Li
brarian of Congress.
MMs Llzzlo Sherman and Miss Poo left this
morning with tho General, his chief of stall
and aids for tho Western trip which will carry
them along tho frontier from tho Rio Qrando
to tho Yoscmlto.
Mrs. Goodman, neo Sawyer, ot Chicago,
will visit hor parents noxt woek. Inderal,
there will be qultoafnmlly gathorlngnt tho
homo on 1 street, for Mrs, Sawyor, Jr., of
Iowa, will arrive about tho samo time, and
Mrs. Whlto will remain during their stay.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Berkan havo issuod Invi
tations to a few of thojdlteratl ottho city tor
Thursday evening, to henr Mr. Spofford's
paper on "Epigrams and Epitaphs."
Senator nnd Mrs. Cameron will spond this
mouth In Florida, Mrs. Cameron's long nnd
severe Illness having loft hor too much of nil
Invalid to faco March winds and April raltfi
The Madrigal Club has won a treasure In Us
new membor Miss Curtln.
At tho quarterly mooting of tho Entre Nous
Club the following officers wero elected : Miss
AjUUli, 4.1.11J', DUtlDLULJ) -H19B illtlU U1UU1UK,
tieasurer; Mr. TredorlckL. Slddons, presi
dent; Mr.Clarcnco C. Wators, vice-president.
The Nlierwood-Cole Wcddlnir.
On Monday Mr. John T. Colo and Miss Emma
K. Shorwood wero mnrrlod at tho brldo's homo,
1C21 I stroot northwest, by Itov. Dr. Paxton.
A largo numbor of friends wero prosont, nnd
there was an elegant display ot costly gifts.
GRANT AND SHERMAN.
1'nrllicr Concerning tho Rumored
Hostility or the Shermans to tho
THE CniTio yesterday gave to tho publlo a
well-defined rumor that Gen. Sherman and his
friends wero fearful that It the bill reappoint
ing Gen. Grant as Gonoral of tho Army passod
ho would decllno to retire and would tako
command of tho army, a thing which would
doubtless be very dlsagreoablo to Gen. Sher
man. Tun Critic montloned a numbor ot lncldonts
that seemed to Indicate that Gen. Sherman
and his friends wero on tho alert, and
wero holding their forces woll In hand,
ready to attack tho bill la the Ilouso tho vory
moment they bocamo satisfied that theso sus
picions were well founded.
To-day tho plot seems to bo thlckonlng. Gov.
Charley Fostor has suddonly appoarod on tho
scene and Is hard aUJwork In his qulot but ef
fective way. The CitlTia Is now prepared to
predict that unless Gen. Sherman aud his
friends can and do get imiillre assuraiieea that
Gen. Grant will retire linmodlatoly aftor ho Is
appointed, tho bill will bo dofcatod In tho
And how easy It would bo for Charley ros
ter and " Brother John " to quietly smother
tho bill In tho Houso without ever showing
their lino Italian hands In the matter!
Tho bill w ill probably como up In tho Ilouso
to'-day, being on tho Speaker's table, and an
effort will be made to pass It without refer
ence to a commlttco. when It will bo antagon
ized by more than ono statesman.
George Jones nnd the Grant Fnnd.
Tho Now York papers says that a Now York
citizen has been elevated to tho, British poor
cge under tho title of "Earl of Dlnsmoro."
This leads tho Wot W to remark, apropos of tho
fact that Georgo Jones, editor and chief stock
holder ot tho lying and vonal Now York Timet,
had collected $250,000 as a fund for Gen.
0 rant and has novor accounted for It;
Now let Jones, of tho Tltws, who was ouablod
by Lord Dlnsmoro and his assoclato, Mr.
Hoey, to collect a largo sum of monoy nomin
ally for tho benefit of Gen. Grant, como out
and let tho country and tho subscrlbors know
what has becomo of tho funds.
District Government Xotcs.
An Important meeting of tho Fire
Board will bo held to-night at the office of tho
The trustees of tho Industrial Homo
School to-day applied to tho Commissioners
for a numbor of young trees to plant In tho
vicinity of the Institution and along tho aven
ues leading to It.
Tho liquor license committeo at their
weekly session this irfternoon approved tho
applications ot D, Hudncll nnd William Cox
and disapproved thoso of Frank Juukhaus
and Whlto k Stowart,
The Inspector of Buildings will imme
diately begin to lssuo notices to tho proprie
tors of Blxty publlo halls, dancing academies,
etc., ot the changes of construction required la
tho buildings by tho Safety Committee.
Thnlist of fires during the month end
ing yosterdny shows that on fourtoon occa
sions the services ot the Flro Department wore
called Into requisition. The loss by lire dur
ing tho month, Including tho Jetrorson Build
ing and excluding the fire at Homplor'fl, was
Building permits have been granted as
follows t To Mrs. Francis Toughy, to erect a
bilck dwelling In Jefferson placo at an ox-
peuso ox f-i.tiuu; ioun urinKiey, 10 oroct a
btoioon M street, near rirst uorthoast, $1,000;
to Thomns Ready, to build a frnmo houso on
Conduit road, $800.
Tho Asbestos Manufacturing Compa
nies furnished the Inspector ot Buildings to
day with a number ot samples ot thaaabostos
cloth adapted for theatre curtains. Tho sim
ples show that tho fabric Is entirely applica
ble to this purposo and presonts as good a sur
laco for oil painting as tho caurass ot which
curtains are customarily mado,
Tho School Iloaid to-day sent to tho
Inspector of Buildings a printed copy of tho
" description nnd directions for operating the
steam-beating npimratus nt school-house at
iheliitoiscctlon ot Tenth nnd U streets and
Vermont avenue." Tho circular etatos that
tho building Is heated by two largo boilers,
sltuatod In llro-pioot bollor rooms In the base
ment, and gives at length tho dlroctlous for
Mr. IJailcy, Superintendent of IVimps,
is making an effort to introduce a gas-lamp, to
bo placed at the top ot Ure-cscapos In tho big
hotels, warehouses, Departments, etc Thu
lampB have a red glass globo, on which, In
whlto letters, are tho words, "FIro-eseapo
station." if theso lamps wero lighted at night,
ho claims they would attract attention aud
acquaint people with tho situation of tho lire
escapes, so that they could llnd thorn without
loss ot tlmo In caso ot panic, which would bo
a great advantage, and might proo tho means
oi snv nig many lives,
Special LlcetiBo Acgnt Henry Kaff to
day took out a warrant against Benjamin J,
Moore, who holds a resiKmslblo position In the
Sixth Audltor's-office, Post-office Deiiartinout,
charging him with evading tho license laws ot
tho District. Some weeks ngo Tuu Oniric,
truo to Its principles as thoworklngmen's or
gan, pubUshod u complaint that certain moulu
Government employ wero Injuring the carpen
ters ot tho city by taking Iargtoutracts for
church furnishing and other carpenter work
out ot their hands, and giving them to outsldo
firms who could atrord to do tno work at a
much cheaperrate. The article was brought
to Mr, Dent's attention, who referred It to Mr.
ltarr, and by the latter the caso was luvestl
gatei, It Is stated that tho gentleman for
whom tho warrant was Issuod has solicited
orders for tho Excelsior Furniture Compauy,
of Cincinnati, Ohio, and lhat company has ro.
recently furnished the )ews and other furni
ture of a church In this city, oto through his
efforts. Set cral other Qo eminent clorks will
bo arrested orcompelled to give $2U0 tor a
liEAL Estate TKAKBrjsns. R. A, King
to F. Thompson, for $1)00, part lot 23, Boall'B
addition to Georgetown; It. G. Pennington to
P. A, Jay.rtor 470, lot 3, square 80; John
Stearns to St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum, for
nominal sum, quit claim lota 17 and 18, square
MRS. SCOVILL- AGAIN.
Mho Proles! to tho Ncnnlo Against
Mr. Colliding:' Appointment to the
Mrs. Scovllle, elstor ot tho assassin Oultcnu,
lias sent to tho United states Senato n protest
ngnlnst tho confirmation ot Mr. Conkllng ns
Asroclato Justlco of tho Supremo Court. It
opens ns follows i " Roscoo Conkllng for tho
Supremo Bench of tho United Statesl How
dare anybody glvo Bttch proferment to tho
man who of nil others should ho punished
Willi tho execration of his countrymen and of
tho world for tho untold sorrow and humilia
tion wo havo suffered? Can they beltovo that
the conviction of poor crazy Gitlteau, 'lynched
by process of law, wlllsocovor up their
own nefarious record that tho hllndod
nation nnd tho world will no
more seo their Iniquity, but quietly con
sent to bow down submissively to 'my lord
Conkllng when ho shall assume tho Judicial
ermine of tho highest court In tho land, tho
court ot last resortf It such things aro to bo,
where aro our boasted liberties! Shall politi
cians bo Allowed to stir up strlfo over tho
spells of omce until tho very air Is full ot
muruor, nnu until somo poor 1001, dciioviiix
they aro about to plunge tho country Into civil
wm, crazed by this thought, bollovlng himself
God-comml6Slonod to rlghtjtho troublo nnd
savo tho country, shall removo tho man they
aro slandering nnd dofamlngt Whou all Is
over, tho tragedy cndedi whon tho suffering
soul ct tho martyred President has
found rest; when the wlckod coaso
from troubling; when tho poor vic
tim ot their poisonous uttoranccs nnd his
friends havn been dolnded by tho mockory
ot a trial nt law wnoreln tho Judgo, tho lury,
tho experts, tho witnesses, tho officers of tho
court, tho press nnd tho peoplo had already
prejudiced tho case, ovory advantage of power
in high places, unlimited means and rosourcos
being takenof tho weakand dofensolossi whon
tno political scapegoat 13 at last conuemnod to
tho sacrifice; when tho beloved mothor, tho
widowed wlfo nnd tho fnthorloss children havo
been mocked by a semblance of sorrow; whon,
almost lu tho samo breath with tho Blghlng of
thepo falso politicians, qvon boforo tho sound
of tho Garfield momorlal oulogy Is hoard,
even befdro tho sad wall of tho requiem
hail risen nrid died away, thero comos this
ntroclous nomination of a man who
is icnlly morally to blamo to tho hlghost
Judicial honor In tho gift of tho man who, by
tho force of circumstances, finds himself In
poor Gai field's shoos I Do they think by
playing this bold gamn to bluff tho peoplo T
Do they think by boldly giving Conkllng this
placo that ho will havo tho opportunity to
clear his own clouded escutcheon by merci
lessly hanging Gultoau T If anything further
were needed to fasten tho moral guilt ot tho
dreadful crimo more firmly whoro all tho
world reels that It belongs. It would bo tho
unrcnsonlng, ultor lack of Justlco and mercy
which this Administration IS showing toward
tholctlmof their own utterances. Why aro
they determined to hang Gultoau, sano or In
enno ? W'hy was all tho power ot preferment
and place, not mentioning tho corruption of
monoy, used to convict Gultoau lo 'hang
him," though ' a crank,' as an exnmplo to
other 'cranks ' ? Why 7 Becauso tho iiolltlcal
situation demands a scapegoat, aud poor
friendless Gultoau furnishes n dovoted hoad
whereon may rest their sins ?"
Alter more ot tho same sort tho protest con
cludes ns follows; "1 protostln tho namo ot
outraged public opinion that this man shall
not bo allowed the honor and profit of groat
political proferment whllo odium Is heaped
upon tho poor victim ot apolitical crazo. I
protest against this dragging the spotless
Judicial crmlno into tho horrible filth ot a
rollllcal taction which noarly disruntod tho
country and causod tho terrible uxcltomcut
which led to tho disastrous Inflaming of an
already distracted mind. I protost In tho
namo of tho widowed wlfo and mothor, whoso
mourning Is thus mockod by tho onomles of
tho dead President. I prOteBt against tho ap
pointment ot this lmporlousdomagoguowho,
abovo all others, was tho chief cnuso of tho
degrading partisan strlfo which culmluatod In
tho death which the nation mourned. I pro
test in tho name of that Justlco which should
bo meted equally to all that this man shall not
bo elevated to that position which may euablo
him lo pass final judgment upon tho fato of
my roor Insano brother."
To-tlny'N Stock luotnttons.
Tho following observations ot tho transao
tlons In tho financial market to-day, togothor
with opening and closing quotations, aro fur
nished by tho banklng-housoof II. D. Cooke, Jr.,
& Co., 1420 r street, Washington, D. 0. ;
Kami cf Stock. Optn'g. Vlofq.
a. k o 2iUj.... 21
O. C. C. ft 1 78Vi.... 8(1
Canada Southern 17 .... 17 "b
Chi., Bur. fc 1 1311-4.... 133H,
C.C. i: I. 0 11 .... HHi
Centrairaclfio..., 8DVj.... H!i4
Del, Lac. J: W 121.... 123
Delaware k Hudson 107V. ..107
Denver & ltlo Grondo G2Hj C'JS,
Erie , , 37,.... 'M
Hannibal k St. J6o OILj ... 00
do. preferred 01 .... 81'4
Houston k Texas GSVj....
Illinois Central 133Vi....l33,
I., 11. k W IUVj.... 10
Lako fahoro Ill .... 7.S,
Loulsvlllo k 'Nashvlllo 7r .... 77j
Lako Erlo & western 32V....
Michigan Central 81V... SFife
Missouri Pacific UVfe.... IKIk,
Mo, Kan. &;Texna 3(V-- 2(Vi
Manhattan Elevated TiSV--- 5 Hi
N. Y. Central 130". ...Ml
Northwestern 131 130!4
do. preferred 112 ....
N.J. Central DIVj.... 01,
Northern Pnclllo 32V :!-1.i
do. preferred 7GV". 70
Ontario k Western 2I'a.... 2Ufe
Pacllla Mall 41 .... 41
Rock Island , 131V.
Beading CSV- "8
uo. prcierrou i-: .
Union Pacific 11114.
Western Union 70 .
WabuBb, St. L. k V 32V
do preferred , 57 .
Col. Coal i 42V
EaBt Tcnnosseo llJj.
do preferred 20V
met. Eiovateu ni
N. Y. Elovatod
Norfolk k Western
Pa. R. It
II. k A
. k Dan 1115
Texas k Bio Grando..,,, 80V
Tnina Pacllle 4(lta
U. S. 4 per cont., coupon 118 Gfl118
U. H. 4 per cont, registered... 117 (9117'4
U. 8. 4 per cent., coupon 113K,113
U. 8. 4fe per cent, registered.. lliiVffllW'a
U. 8. O per cent., registered... 102 M102
U. S. sixes ot 1881 10010l
D. O. 3(369 107
WnshlnKlon Nlock KxclmliKC.
Tho following aro tho closing quotations of
tho Washington Stock Exchange to-day;
U. S. Os extended 3V 1004, ...lOl
it. s. nsextonded 3V.j loivj....
U. H. 4js 181)1, coupon U3V-"
li. s. 4V. Ml, registered. ...113V...
U. S. 4s 10O7, couiKin 118 ....llRVi
U. 8. 4s 10O7, rcglstorod 117 ,...117V
DISTRICT Of COLUMBIA BONDS.
Permanent Improvements Us. ..Ill ..,,
Market btnek, 7s, 1802 111V...
Water stock, 7b, loot 130 ....
water mock, vs, hum. ..iihi,
60 years' funding 3 05s, 1021. ,107 ,
20 years' funding lis. 1800,,,,,
20 years' funding Us, 1802,, ,,.11 IV
30 years' funding Us, 10O2 120 .
Wash, k Georgetown stock 133
" " bonds....
North Capitol i O streot 30
miE INSURANCE AXU CUSLIonT COMPANIES,
Wash. City Gaslight Co 30...,
" " " serin 32 ....
Georgetown Gas Light Co 33 ,
National Union 1H .
Arlington 131) ,
Columbia,,.,,, ,,..0.50 ,
Ed, Publlo Works areon 8s 0(1 .
Masonic Hallbondtf 100 .
National Theatre bonds .
Wash. Market Co. stock ,
" bonds 102V
Inland i- Sea. Coast bonds
" " " stocks ,
Ivanhoo Mining Oo. stock .
Wash. Urlrk Macblno Co. stock .200 ,
Nallouul Hank ot the lU'publlo,.lri2 ,
Partners' li Mechanics' 110 ,
I.oiiImIUo A Nukhtlllo Itullronil
ESTIUATED GROSS EARNING.
Itvin Jttn. 1 to
2.0.2ft !.07tl. Ill
KtW YOBK OFFICE, Feb, 27, 1882.
i i i
Duraiifr'8 Klienuintlo Mciueiljr
will cure any caso of rheumatism on tho faco
of the green earth. Sold by every lire druggist
CouitT IK Or.NEitAi. Tr.ttM Chief Jul
llco Carttcr nnd Justices Itngncr nnd
James. ratch vs. White ; still on argument
Wcoley nnd Sumner.
Tho lecture on John Wesley, at Ityland
Chapel, given lost evening by the eminent
pulpit orator liov. Thomas Ouard, of Halt!'
more, was well attended. Tho effort of tho
eloquent scakcr to clothe in another form
it tugged and thrcadburo subject was suc
cessful to tho fullest degrco. The flights or
Aratory were exceptionally1 fine, nnd tho
figures of speech uttered wero beautiful
and poctlo. Tho address occupied over two
hours in delivery, notwithstanding tho
rapidity of his speech, which nt times tvai
almost unintelligible. Through this
length of tlmo tho nttcutlon of tho audi
ence nover llaggcd.
Georgo T. Downing, of this city, an In
timate friend of tho lata Charles Sumner,
and who nas wl tli him when ho died, de
livered a lecture last evening at tho Union
African Methodist Episcopal Ilethel on M
street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth.
Tho lecturer sketched tho more salient
points In Sumner's early lllo, and dealt
somewhat raoro fully on his Congressional
Career, lie depicted his boyhood, and wont
Into details as regarded his course in tho
Senate, defending his course In tho Grady
controversy, nnd in tho San Domlngodllll
culty. Ho upheld Mr. Sumner throughout
his wholo career, and Illustrated his points
cogently, Tho nudlonco was large and tho
lecture was listened to with interest.
Contributors) lo Clmrlty.
A regular meeting of tho Associated
Charities, was held last evening at Lincoln
Mission, corner nioventh and It street.
Tho reports of the various commlttoos wore
icceivcd. About $75 have been collected
so far. Tho following persons havo con
tributed money to tho organization: II.
A. Hall, J. W. Wclsncr, George II. Coopor,
E, J Weaver1, J. R. Edson, W. I. Colla
mecr, Crawford C. Adams, Llda C. Talloclt,
Thomas F. Gibbs. John Twocdall, John W.
Edson, E. II. Hills, W. F. Corey, D. V.
Crone, Joseph J. Brooks, C. E. Coou, C. II.
Mcrwin, Ed. J. Bachman, 1). F. BIgolow,
W. S. C. Ecdman, B. F. Catlin, Pratt
Bell, Sarah Tyler, Mrs, Tyler, Mlnnio
Cook, J. A. Swormstedt. J. II. Martin, J.
W. Pratt, E. W. Tyler, C. II. Flshbough,
S. L. Flint, E. Paul, J. A. Frank.
Ilurcnlii In Trunks, Sutcliels, Etc.
Mr. K. Knccssi, No. -122 Sovonth street
northwest, tho well-known and popular
dealer in trunks, satchels, whips, pocket
books, dressing-cases and general lino
leather goods and saddlery, being obligod
to remove from his present quarters, offers
somo splendid bargains in tho abovo-men-tioncd
lino of goods. Ills stock is as lino
as any In the city, embracing' everything
from tho cheapest to tho dearest, and ho of
fers it now at a discount of flftoon per
cent, from regular prices. Thoso who want
bargains should glvo him n call. They
will bcBUro to bo satisfied iu tho good and
At this writing, 2:30 p. m., a great press
ure is being brought to boar on tho mau
agcr of tho Importers' Tea Company to
continue giving away monoy for another
day. On account of tho immenso crowd in
attendance, many aro unablo to get near
the counter to buy. If tho managor con
cludes to extend the time, duo notice will
bo given in to-morrow morning's papers.
Look lor it.
New York rents aro advancing.
Tho baby clophaht walks around.
Olive Logan says Lou loves Lorno.
if Oscar would only bang his hair.
Tllden's lncomo Is $150,000 a year.
British tars llvo on American boef.
Velvet dresses need llttlo trimming.
Tho Sioux Indians havo a brass band.
Worth loops tullo drapery with birds.
Pink acacias trim garnot volvct dressos.
Arkansas has only six Ropubllcau papers.
Cctywayo Is expectod lu England In May
A comb of roses fastens up low coiffures.
Bret Uarto's eon will appear on tho stage.
A criminal seldom sits down to tako ar-rost.
Tho rateable value of London Is lust twlco
that ot Ireland,
Tho tailor measures his customors whonovor
ho takes a fit.
Tho livers hnd tho first mouths that watered.
Actors, draughtsmen and tooth doctors all
need to draw woll.
GreatncBs lies not In bolng strong, but In tho
right using ot strength.
In tho jiuglllstlo arena how many mills mako
a poundy lloeton Cornier.
Mr. Barnum must loso no time In having his
baby elephant vacclnatod.
Alsatian peasants' hats will contlnuo In favor
for tho spring and summer.
"Oft In tho Stilly Night "Is a favorite song
of tho Southern moonshlnors.
The Democrats ot Syracuso have clocted
Mayor n man who wears earrings.
Iho London Vouit Journal saye that tho
curates rccclre an average of only 3 a week.
Gouulno cheerfulness Is an almost certain
Index of a happy mind and a pure, good hoart.
Orango trees are In full bloom at Charles
ton, and tho weather as warm as usual In
Dr. Echllomann Intends to rocommonco
his oxcavatlons In tho Tread oil tho 1st of
A push will bo mado before this Congress tor
a postal card with a flap, allowing privacy lu
Eads wants a dozen million or no out ot
Congress, nnd is giving costly Buppersto Con
gressmen. Naomi, tho daughter ot Enoch, was 380
years old when she got married. Tako cour
Two Vlrglula negroes who were to fight a
due) both took tho same train out of town tho
A veiled woman with a babo boarded a rail
road tralnat Hastings, Mich,. laid tholnfantlu
a stranger's lap and disappeared.
Tho noise mado by a pufillng train restored
tho hearing of a man who had boon deaf for
years at Chattanooga tho other day.
You seldom find nn aistheto worshiping
that most soul satisfying ot all plants, tho
onion. IIo Is too much of a dandy-llou.
Madame Itudcrsdorf, the distinguished
singer and teacher, lies in Boston on a bod ot
suffering from which she can never rlso.
That cmlnont comedian of Washington,
Charles Gulteau, has a contract to apjwaronco
during tho summer In " Purget-Mo-Uuot. "
Counsel "Why are you so vory proctso lu
your statement? Are you afraid of telling an
untruth? " Witness (promptly)" No, sir. "
Within tho last fifteen yoars no fewer than
2,800 houses In Edinburgh, Scotland, have
been pulled down as unfit for human habita
tion. The prliico of Wales recently said at a club
that be) oud tho sherry with tils fish ho would
take but ono Ine, because he never mtxos his
Atmospheilo knowledge Is not thoroughly
distributed to our public schools. A boy being
asked, "What Is mist I" vaguely replied i "An
Miss Alice Longfellow, tho daughter of tho
poet, has a strong and clover face, with charm
ing brown eyes and a delicate, soft color lu
A drunkon man liy half a day In a gutter un
arrested, lu Springfield, Mass. because his big
dog stood guard over him, grow ling aud bltlug
at everybody who came near.
Somebody has given twenty-five dollar In
gold to the faculty of Marquoito College, Mil
waukee, to bo mado into a medal for tho "fore
most student In manly piety,"
Wo have always thought Iho quotation should
read i 'Tho boy stewed on tho burning deck,"
I-ato lu life Georgo Washington rode In his
owururrlago, but In his earlier years he took
u hack at the cherry tree,
A Manitoba Immigration com)any Is offer
ing free tickets from any point In Canada to
persons purchasing Uu r lands.
It's a vory pretty Uguro to speak about golinr
from pole to pule, but nothing eicopt tha
atmosphere ever has succooded lu doing that
unlets we except also repeaters t au cloj
tlon, A Canadian judgo has decided that tho loaso
of a pew In church gives tho losaoo a rlpht to
sleep therelnduilng divine service. If this Is
the case, why hasn't a man a right to play
euchre or build a I arret thero?
Domestlo economy Is builng 12 shllllug
shoes for your wlfo aud "JO cent clgaru for
I'rof. Huxley, In a recent short addross, said
that t cry few teachers of science understood
ibe distinction between knowledgo aud leuru-
,. - i i
John Ti. Daviksom Is the sgent for TiibCritio
In West Washington. The pnner will ho served
Tronintti At nil f nrlv hour t
rents ner month.
p-ubsrrlptlons and Items for
uibllrntion can ho
lrnstthe following places: CL it. Tickling's rtru
store. lt(fll hlrtv-Mvoml street! (I. II. Iiekhart's
nruBstorc, corner Tblrty-seronJ and (1 streets,
U. W tropley'srtrug store, )77 M street: It. II,
llrnec's drug storo.SNl M street; Ho. lsilllilr
Mrs. Elizabeth Ocrtly, widow of tho Into
B. Ocrtly, esq., for n long tlmo connected
with tho Engineer Ecpartmcnt of tho Dis
trict Gotcrnment, died yesterday, after a
short attack of pneumonia. Her funeral
will tako rlaco nt 2 o'clock on Friday.
Mrs. Walthcr, wlfo of Herman Walthcr,
a well-known Rardoncr, living near Tonally
town, died yesterday, nnd will be buried
from tho M. E. Church at Tcuallytown to
morrow at 2 p. in.
An Interesting grandchild of Win, It.
Craig, living on 0 Btrcct, died this morning
of n runlignnnt attack of diphtheria, Drs.
Ashford and Lewis Maekall potformod tho
operation of tracheotomy on tho child thrco
days ngo, which appeared to afford consid
erable relief, nnd to justify bopos of Its
recovery, but during tho night the caso
took n serious turn, resulting iu death.
Tho vtatcr was drawn off tho Georgetown
level of tho canal this morning, and will re
main off until tho 12tlt of tho month,
when tho wholo lino will bo roady for nav
igation. Tho Transparent Ice Comptny aro now
at work in earnest, having had n largo num
ber of teams employed yesterday iu deliver
ing ico to their customers.
Tho offerings nt Drovers' Rest yesterday
wero unusually small, only 120 head of out
tlo boing offered, which wero nil sold at
prices ranging from -1c. to 01c; 10 cows and
calves, nt fioni $25 to $.'0, and 70 sheep,
vihirh brought from Cc. to 7c.
Arrivals at West End Hotel: John
Itlgan, College Corners; O. II. Dngan,
Odessa, Del.; J. A. C. Wyman, New York
city; Davo Schoycr and I). K, Apple, city.
Don't forget Dr. Itllcy's lecture at West
Georgetown M. K. Church this evening,
Ono llnmlrcil nnti Thcrcnbotils.
Mrs. Sybil Tlckncr of Cornwall, Conn.,
was 100 years old on Feb. 4.
Tho liev. Edward Palmer of Barnwell,
S. C, still preaches every Sunday, although
he is in his 03d year.
Emily Avers, for forty Tears a servant In
tho family of W. E. Wyatt of Baltimore,
died recently, aged 101.
Mrs. Polly Cloveland of Morrlsvlllo, N
Y., is in her 100th year, and in good health
and Mrs. Dcshon of Portland, Mo., was 103
on Dec. 12.
At tho dato of tho Declaration ot Indo
pendenco Andreas rBisconair of Saranac, N.
was ono year and a half old. IIo is In
A lady who died recently in Newbury
port, Mass., in her 91st year, was attended
by a physician for tho first tlmo in her life
in her fatal illness.
When Carollno Taylor was sold as a
slave to Col. David Sloan in Charleston, S.
C, in 1703, sho was 22. She died recently
in Centrcvillo township.
Ono of tho American seaman seized by
tho English and confined iu Dartmoor pris
on iu 1812 was David Wingatc, who died
recently in Eochcstor, N. II., at 02.
Tho eldest ncrson in the Stato of Indiana
is Father ImhOff Of Richmond, who is now
in his 107th year. Ho has a good appetite,
but his mental faculties are failing.
TJnclo Davy Colson, living on Col.
Jordon's plantation, llawkinsville, Ga.
is 111 years old. When ho first rodo a
mulo to mill the Revolution was not over.
When Mrs. Mary Winn died recently in
Philadelphia, at 101, alio left surviving her
0 children, 35 grandchildren, 07 great
grandchildren, aud 21 grcat-grcat-graud-children.
Tho Dominion of Canada gives a ponsion
of $25 to Louis Watzeau, an Indian chief
bom In Canada 108 years ago. IIo was
commissioned by Queen Victoria as CUief
ol tho lianogwnis.
In.the war of 1812 Jamos Isom spent his
time in a mountain cavo making saltpetre
for the manufacturer of gunpowder for tho
American army. IIo died on Jan. 4, at
Richmond, Ky., aged 102.
Samuel Becklcy died recently at Flint,
Mich., in his 100th year; Mrs .Caroline
Carey at Buffalo, aged 101; Mrs. Ann Dan
ny, at Smyrna, Del., in her 103th year, and
Mrs. Catherine Branch, in Boston aged 111.
Tho oldest married' couple in Rhode
Island are Cromwell aud Deborah Gortau of
East Greenwich. On the 10th day of April
Mr. Goiton will bo 02, and his wifo has
completed her 00th year. They were mar
ried sixty-seven years ago.
William A. Hammond In 27 ew York TIerald.
"What is tho host time for smoking?"
Men should never smoke except after
eating, and, preferably, after tho labors of
the day aro over. Now, a cigar taken af
ter eating has not only n beneficial, sooth
ing effect upon the mind, but it facilitates
digestion, increasing tho amount of gastric
juice, ns I havo frequently shown to my
class by experiment. Tako a dog and mako
a gastric llstul in him so as to collect tho
gastric juico by a tube, and put a little to
bacco into his mouth. Almost instantly
tho Jgastrlo juico begins to flow. What
ever excites the secretions of saliva excitos
tho secretions of gastric juico, so that a
man actually assists digestion by an after
dinner cigar, provided ho is not ono of
thoso unfortunate persons to whom, tobacco
Is poisonous. Personally, I nover smoke
until about 8 p. m., after my dinner, and
then Ismoko five or slxmodorately strong
cigars from that until midnight, and I
know I am a wiser, better, and happier
man for it."
"How can a man tell whether tobacco in
jures him or noti"'
"If smoking makes a man irritable, fret
ful, and he feels us if he would llkotojump
out of hisskiu, it isjinjurious; but if, after
being worried over some llttlo thing, he
comes to look at it after a smoke quietly,
and perhaps laughs at It, then tobacco is
beneficial to him. It is highly important
for mankind to pass through life with as
little bother as possible, and tobacco losscns
tho tendency to bother and worry,"
Tiiebe is much speculation as to what
St, Jacob's Oil rcaily is; it comes not fioni
tho promptings of curiosity alone, but bo
cnuso Its virtues are such as to amaze all
who uso it. Mrs. Ilamet, No. lGilTliird
avenue, New York, gives her opinion of St.
Jacoh's Oil substantially as follows: "For
a number of years I have been a great suf
feicr from inflammatory rheumatism. 'It
was chiefly confined to my right shoulder,
hut would sometimes extend to the ex
tremities. Often tho attacks would he so
Ecvero and tho pin so Intense that I bo
came completely prostrated and unablo to
uso my arm, which socmod to he paralyzed.
I tried ovcry remedy I could hear of as
likely to alford relief, nnd more than ono
doctor, hut nothing did mo any good until
feomo weeks ago, as a last resort hut an
almost hopeless ono I was persuaded to
uso St. Jacob's Oil, and ono bottle of It has
efl'ectcd a complete euro."
A very pretty story is told by tho Louls
vlllo Courttr'Journal to the edict that an
infant child of Mr. Joseph Mayer of that
city had apparently died after a very brlof
illness, and the mourning family and
frimds were around it, when tho child's
brother, about ten years old, bent over the
little ono's body aud kissed the pallid lips.
Tho baby's mouth was slightly open, and
in kissing her the hoy' bteath was blown
down her throat, Tho little lips suddenly
moved, there were several sudden gasps,
aud respiration was resumed, At last ac
counts iho child was alive and still im
proving, Twelve boys are iu tho California peni
tentiary. Just think how uuhappy they
must ftel when they reflect that the lads
outsldo are enjoyiug themselves by tying
tin pans to dogs' tails.
PKBSOKS IM AlRXANtintA nlshlng TUB
Cum; left nt thplr residence ll recrtveprnmot
attention by Irnvhiic Ihelr snarr at Mr. Cox's
stntlonery store, on King street.
Tho mother of Mr. F. I,. Broeker, tho
popular City Auditor of Alexandria, died
at her home, on Washington street, in hor
6Tth year. Notwithstanding the advanced
ngo of the estimable lady, her death was
unexpected, for sho was apparently enjoy
ing good health. Tho funeral is expected
to tako placo Thursday.
At tho regular mooting of tho Common
Council last night there wero present llr
J. Douglnssi, president, nnd Messrs. Moore,
Herbert, Lnmbert, Marbury, ltleo, (Ircon,
Eickbcrg, McLean, Crtwling, Sweeney and
Peake, An act to amend and re-ennct sec
tion an, cbnplcr f, of tho laws of Alex
andria, wasordcred to be published. A reso
lution was adopted appropriating $20, or as
much as necessary, to mako n sidewalk of
cinders on tho west side of Alfred street,
from Dnko to the center of tho square be
tween Wilkes nnd Gibbon streets. A great
many other important resolutions were In
troduced, which will bo acted upon nt tho
next meeting of tho Council, on tho second
Tuesday iu March.
No culprits wero in tho sUtlon-houso.
East night tho Readjuster caucus nt Rich
mond nominated Nat. B. Meade for Judgo
of tho Alexandria Corporation Court.
Tho hod'Cnrricrs of Alexandria nrn seri
ously thinking of striking for higher
Mr. R. rortner, tho brewer, has awarded
the contract to build a handsomo now resi
dence opposite his present ono on Wash
ington street to Wm. Gibson.
The ferry-steamer City of Alexandria
was launched from tho ways yesterday,
Sho will shortly resume hor trips.
Lost night nbout 8:30 o'clock, a gang of
mlfclievons urchins started a falso alarm of
Uro on the corner of King nnd St. Asaph
streets. Tho Firo Department promptly
Tho schoeucrs Katy Ann and Thomas
Jefferson left yesterday evening for down
tho Potomae. The Zella Pert, Capt. James
Bcacb, left for Washington.
Tho R. A. Golden wa3 tho only new ar
rival at tho wharves yostcrday.
Tho schooner Tuscarora, loaded with
general merchandise, cleared for Piscat
X Lively Alciiltirej.
Detroit Free Tress.
A young woman who was brought up at
Bradford, Canada, withont any knowledge
of her father and mother, was finally taken
to nn insano asylum, from which sho es
caped and became an adventuress of tho
dimo-novcl character. First sho figured ns
an " escaped nun," nnd found lecturing ia
that capacity very profitable Then sbo
was n persecuted saint from tho Protestant
fold, and found that a very successful In
vestment. Then s'io was n returned mis
sionary from China, where sho had achieved
immenso success in building up tho Lord's
kingdom. After this sho tried to clopo
with a fourteen-year-old boy, tho heir of
considerable property. Then sho declined
into a consumptive, deceiving, by means of
a red chemical hid in her check, tho phys
icians themselves, who thought she was
subject to hemorrhages. Sho has been a
frequent guest at Rldcau Hall, tho resi
dence of Lord Lome, and was detected just
in time to prevent her marriage with a
rich and brilliant lawyor ot Ottawa.
M. Dufourcct, a French scientist, has in
bis yard two bars of iron planted In the
earth, to each of which is attached an in
sulated wire terminating in a receiver,
apparently a telephone. This contrivance
he says, never fails to glvo notice, twclvo
to fifteen hours in advanco, of every storm
-nhich bursts over tho town.
A curious proof of tho mental activity of
tho English race is found in tho fact tint
ofit of 31,271 newspapers and periodicals
which were published throughout tho
worm in ibtiu, no lower than iu.dou wero
Eriutcd in tho English language Nearly
alt tho remainder were in German, a quar
ter in French, and thorcmaindcr chiefly in
Yesterday tho wifo of ono of our friends
returning home rang at her own door. No
body coming, sho rang again. Still nobody.
Finally, at a louder, longer ring, tho valet
concluded to show himself. "Pray, aro you
deal ?" said tho lady. "I beg pardon, ma
dame," said tho valet, tranquilly, "but I
heard only tho third ring." Le Figaro.
CA-('liltS CAN BE COItED-A HAKIJ AND
reliable remedy. l!all or address, D.M. irow
qrd, 708 Tenth street n. e. mrl 3t
ryo nuvTiin newest, tub mostixe-
. gant aud cheapest hair work In thecity go to
huo f bTUEirr noiithwest.
YouuMlflml In his stock Water WavM, irom
CO cento up loftO; Bmids. from 75 cents up totiS;
Uio flneft WIrs to order from It up.
llalr Hnuglitanrt Exchanged. mrl
HATS AND UMBRELLAS.
SPRING FASHIONS 1882.
Gentlemen's Dress and Derby Hats, Youth's and
Jtest stock of Umbrellas In the city,
1237 Pennsylvania Ay enno.
S1GMUND & GOLDMAN.
NOBBY HATTKR3 AND FURRIERS,
8ealBacq-and Fur Repairing a Hpeclalty. selQ
Manufacturer and Repairer f
SUN UMBRELLAS & PARASOLS
apis-g 013 lmtreetnnrthwewt.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
L. HiULfilitJN'S SE&E HOUSE,
402 SEVENTH BTTtEET N0KTIIWE8T,
hbtn of "The Old Woman lo Window."
One Price Shoe Store.
A. L. HAZELTON,
433 8EVENTII ST.,
Under Odd-Follows' Hall.
Men's and Boys'
016 Seventh Street and 1023 penn. are.
For the Cure of Coughs, Colds,
Hoarseness, Croup, Asthma, Bron
chitis.WhooniriK Couch .Incipient
Consumption and for the relief of
consumptive persons in advanced
stages of the Disease, For Sale
by all Druggists. Price, 25 cents.
HAYWAED & HUTCHINSON.
lunges and Mantles
SIT Ninth street n. w, Branch, Eighteenth and
! streets. Pupont Circle.
The Largest Stock of Earl & Wilson's
Collars and Cuffs In the District,
PENWIOK & GARNER'S,
Mo, i1 8-VKNTH BTHKBT M. W.
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