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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, MARCH 23, IS 9 O. 16 PAGES.
WHY BISMARCK RESIGNED.
HE IS NKITHEK. SULKING NOK Al'
Hut Sullen, Smoldering Aticor Kxlsts In
the lMsmarclclan Circle Onuses Whicli
Icl to the Iron Chancellor's Hctlre
mont Ho Named His Own Successor.
LCopyrlghtcd lEOOby N. Y. Associated Prcss.l
Beulin, March 22. Tho North German Ga
zelle to-night supplied some much-desired light
on tho causes leading to Prince Bismarck's
resignation, seizing tho occasion to contradict
tho statement of tho Hamburg correspondent
that before the lato crisis reached its climax
tho Chancellor had already made application
for leave to resign, and had withdrawn it and
endeavored to reconcile himself to the situa
tion, but without success.
The North German Gazelle says that this, like
the reports regarding the Princess's opposition
to the labor programme, is entirely erroneous.
What has happened is this: The Chancellor did
not wish to depart from the Cabinet order of
1S32, relating to tho intercourse between tho
Prussian Ministers and the Sovereign, but de
sired to retain his control and right of coopera
tion. Tho intercourse between tho Emperor
and tho Secretaries of State is regulated by the
law of 1852. It was only within the last few
weeks that Bismarck felt it necessary to refer to
tho regulation. lie coinsidered its execution
and observance indispensable, and did not wish
. to be a party to its abrogation. The opposition
' ho encountered in this matter finally brought
clearly homo to him the necessity for his resig
nation. The negotiations between Prince Bismarck
and Dr. windthorst with reference to tho
Guelph fund and tho attitude of the Clerical
party in tho Reichstag were only connected
with the crisis so far as that the Chancellor re
fused to subject his intercourse with the Depu
ties to any control.
No steps have been taken by tho Emperor
personally or by the sovereigns of any of the
Federal States to induce Bismarck to remain at
tho head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The tone of tho Gazette only feebly indicates
the sullen, smoldering anger which exists in
the Bismarckian circle. Tho papers have
hitherto avoided touching the 'dangerous and
delicate question of the Emperor's interference
in ministerial responsibility, but the Gazette's
frankness will lead to a discussion which may
awaken the Emperor to the fact that a per
sonal, direct system of government has not yet
obtained a supremo hold upon the German
,t ' Tho complacency with whifb Bismarck's re
tirement is'now generally regarded may soon
be replaced with regret that the country is left
ok tho mercy of a self-willed autocrat.
The Cabinet order of September 8, 1832, has
always been held by Bismarck as Interpreting
the Prusbkii constitution to mean that tho
President of tliq Ministry ought to appoint his
own Cabinet, choosing men having political
chances and principles in harmony with his
own. The Emperor refused this reading, and
maintained tho right of tho monarch to appoint
ministers having a direct responsibility, not to
the President, but to tho Crown. Tho appoint
ment of Baron Von Berlepsch us Minister of
Commerce was the thin end of tho wedgo.
The direct instructions that the Emperor gave
to Berlepsch effecting the economic policy of
the empire evoked a warm remonstrance from
the Chancellor. Tho Emperor, in a written
communication sent by him to Bismarck early
last week, explained his views of monarchical
prerogatives, his conviction that tho Chancel
lor's claims were encroachment on the rights of
the sovereign, and flually, his determination to
exercise a general and absolute control.
About tho same timo direct overtures to
Windthorst and other leading Clericals from
persons in tho Emperor's entourage, aiming to
take the guidance of negotiations out of Bis
mark's hands, produced tho climax of the crisis.
On Saturday tho Emperor got, as ho proba
probably desired aud expected, an intimation
of Bismarck's resignation, and on Tuesday, In a
closely written document of twenty folios, the
Emperor received tho Chancellor's reasons for
resigning. It was hoped that tho Emperor
would assent to an early publication of this
great historic apologia, but Its non-appearance,
besides Thursday's rescripts, implies that tho
Emperor considers it a private Stato paper.
Bismarck has not parted with tho Emperor
either in tho sulks or in apparent anger, for afto
his decision to retire became definitive the Em
peror consulted him with regard to tho choice
of his successor and followed his recommenda
tion of Gen. von Capri vi. Tho new Chancellor
yesterday held a long interview with Bismarck
and to-night dined with tho Prince and Princess
in their palace.
Since tho crisis -was disclosed, aud especially
since Bismarck's resignation was announced,
Princess Bismarck has held daily receptions,
which have been crowded. All tho officials of
Berlin yesterday filed through tho salons. Tho
retiring Chancellor appeared for a short timo in
tho afternoon and seemed mpro alert, cheerful,
chatty, and bright than for years.
Tho National Gazette asserts that Bismarck
will not accept tho title of Herzog von Lunen
burg. Tho Bismarckian sentiment certainly is that
while responding to tho Emperor's expressed
desire, as phrased in the rescript, "Dass ilir
Bath und ihro that craft ihro treue aud hingo
bungauch in zukunft mir und dem vaterlaud
nicht warden," Bismarck ought to accept no
favors or dignities from tho Emperor. Ho
starts for Friedrichsruho on March 80.
Tho work of reforming tho Ministry will not
bo hurried. Count Herbert Bi6inarck, how
over, persists in his intention to withdraw from
tho Foreign Ofllco at tho earliest possible mo
ment, and this obliges tho Emperor to make au
immediate selection of his successor. Herr
Mayback offered to resign, but tho Emperor
Jlerrcn Miguel, Beuulngsen, and HInzpeter are
talked of as probable Miuisters. Count Eulou
berger, now Civil Governorof IIcsse-Nassau, who
is an advocate of reforms in the Internal pol
icy, is moutionod as tho successor of Herr Hcrr
furth in tho Ministry of tho Interior.
Freisiunlggon visionaries dream of tho possi
bility of their party being represented yi tho
Nothing is certain except that tho Ministers
must bo submissive instruments of tho Empe
ror's internal aud external policy.
Advices from Vienna point to tho retirement
of Count Kalnoky, Ills personal relations
with Prince Bismarck constituted tho chief
reason for boiug retalued in ofllco by tho Aus
trian Emperor. Kalnoky's pliaucy suited tho
Chancellor, but was not approved by Emperor
Frauds Joseph, who will now seek a stronger
man, and one ablo to give Aust 'a a chance
to assume au equal footing with German diplo
macy. Tho Austrian Government appears to
distrust Emperor William's leaning toward
The guests at tho dinner given by Bismarck
to-night to his successor, Gen. von Caprivi, in
cluded all tho members of tho Prussiau Minis
try, tho Secretaries of Stato, and Dr. Schwein
niger, Prince Bismarck's physician.
FOR SHORTER HOURS.
A Highly Successful Demonstration nt
Kdol's Hull T-iist Nicht.
Last night Edcl's Hall was crowded with Fed
eration of Labor men, Knights of Labor, aud
many more who feel an interest in tho question
of shorter hours of labor. Tho occasion was the
result of the call issued by the Bakers' Assem
bly, who are going to demand ten hours for
their day's work, and in the struggle that may
arise tho other assemblies of the "Federation of
Labor have pledged their earnest support.
Previous to tho meeting tho various trades'
assemblies congregated at the Peace Monument,
and, forming in procession, passed over the
promiuent streets of the city. Tho procession
was a remarkably fine one for a rainy night.
Tho ranks wore filled with fine-looking men,
who inarched in good alignment to tho music
of two bauds. At various points rockets aud
colored fires were set off, which with tho many
transparencies in line mado tho show credita
ble. Tho Plate Printers' Union headed tho Hue.
When tho procession arrived at Edel's Hall
the scene was one of great enthusiasm, aud the
entrance of the various bodies into tho hall
caused great applause. After several stirring
airs by tho Marino Band the meeting was called
to order by the president of the Baker's Asso
ciation, who called on Mr. Millard F. Hobbs to
act as chairman. Mr. Hobbs mado a stirring
address and created considerable applause by
his hard raps at tho employers who overwork
Mr. Detablow, of the Bakers' Assembly, and
secretary of the Federation of New York, mado
the address of tho evening, and his points in
favor of fewer hours went right to the hearts
of the audience. Mr. Paul Bowen and Mr.
August Douath also delivered addresses.
STOCKED WITH STOLEN GOODS.
What the Police Found lit tho House of a
On Friday evening Mr. William Thompson,
of 1523 Caroline street, caught a strange negro
named Thompson in his dining-room and
turned him over to Officer Sullivan, of Lieut.
Boteler's precinct. The arrest of Thompson
throws light on many robberies that have taken
place in the District during the past thirty
days. Yesterday Detectives Mattingly and
Wheeler went to the negio's house and mado a
thorough search. The- result was a great sur
prise. They fouud nearly five hundred dollars'
worth of goods, and it took a large-sized wagou
to cart them away. Among tho goods recov
ered and recognized was a handsome overcoat
and gold-headed umbrella, worth at least one
hundred dollars. A partner of the negro
Thompson named James Merlen was arrested
as au accomplice and is locked up at the sta
tion. ALL. THREE FOUND GUILTY.
Verdict in tho Flack Divorce Conspiracy
New Youk, March 22. The jury in tho Flack
divorce conspiracy case came in at 12:22 this
morning and fouud a verdict of guilty against
the three defendants, Shoriff Flack, his sou,
"Will" Flack, and Joseph Meeks. The jury,
in giving the verdict, made a strong recommen
dation for executive clemency. This was tho
condition on which the jurors agreed upon the
Col. Fellows said last night that a conviction
of a misdemeanor did not deprive one of an
elective oillce. Governor Hill will now be
called upon to proceed against Sheriff Flack to
have him dismissed from office.
FATAL RAILAVAY COLLISION.
Four Persons Killed Many Others Man
gled and Scalded.
PoiiTAai:, N. Y., March 22. A head-end col
lision occurred to-night between a passenger
and a freight train on tho Western New York
and Pennsylvania road, about four hundred
feet north of Portage Bridge. Engineers War
nor and Stout were badly scalded.
Brakeman Beilly and G. Olson, and a fireman
named Hughes were killed. A mau from
Bochcster who had como to tako care of tho
passengers to-night had both his legs ground
off, and a passenger received fatal injuries.
Conductor Godfrey was badly hurt.
The MeCn.Ha Court of Inquiry.
New Yonic, March 22. In tho McCalla court
of inquiry Lieut. Ingersoll said in his opinion
tho ship was a tidy ship, always ready for duty.
She was tho first ship ho know where tho of
ficers were compelled to qualify in revolver
practices, aud whero thoy were regularly in
structed in torpedo practice. Ho thought tho
punishments were necessary. Tho witness
denied tho charges mado against him person
ally. Lieut. Ingersoll testified that Mr. Lemloy was
a tomperato officer. Several witnesses testified
that Coal Heaver Kearney, who mado com
plaint against Lieut. Ingersoll, was not to bo
believed under oath. Paul Uennig, another
complainant, was also given a had reputatlou.
Tho Tost Oillco Site.
The Seuato Committee ou Public Buildiugs
and Grounds pleasantly surprised Washington
yesterday by agreeing to tho bill passed by tho
House providing for tho purchaso of a
Post Oillco site at tho southwest corner
of Pennsylvania avonuo and Ninth street.
It is believed that this action at last settles
tho question of tho Post Ofllco 6to aud will in
sure the speedy construction of a building.
Tho bill will bo reported to tho Senate to-morrow.
"Western Mary Inn tl R. R. Extension,
Annapolis, March 23. Tho Governor ap
proved tho bill providing for tho extonsion of
tho Western Marylaud Kallroad to Tide Water.
Ocean Aressels in Collision.
London, March 22. Tho forecompartmout of
tho Illinois is filled with water. She was in col
lision with au unknown steamer off Eddystono,
Tho latter vessel was elightly'damaged.
FUNERAL OF GEN. CROOK.
KEJtAlKS TO BE INTEUItKD AT OAK
I.AND, BID., TO-JIOKROW.
Iiylng in Slate at Chicago Distinguished
VorsoiiH to Act as Fall-Hearers Gen.
Schofleld, Secretary Froctor, and Other
"WashingtonlaiiR Going to tho Funeral,
Chicago, March 22. Tho body of tho late
Gen. Gcorgo Crook, clothed in tho full-dress
uniform of his rank as major general of tho
United States Army, is lying in stato in tho
parlors of tho Grand Pacific Hotel. Tho casket
Is covered with purple broadcloth. On itlies tho
sword and insignia of rank. Tho remains arc
watched over by a military guard of honor.
This afternoon tho parlors were thrown open
and a largo number of friends of the deceased
viewed tho face of tho dead General, which re
tains a wonderfully lifelike appearance.
Tho body will Ho thus in stato until tho
funeral, which will tako place at the hotel at 1
o'clock to-morrow. Rev. Dr. MePhersbn will
officiate. The procession will move directly
thereafter to the Baltimore aud Ohio Railroad
depot, .with Gen. Fitzsimmous as marshal. Tho
funeral car will bo attached to tho 2:135 train,
and will reach Oakland, Md., at 10 o'clock
Monday morning. There the interment will bo
made. Col. Corbin is in charge of tho arrange
ments, and will accompanv the funeral part',
with Col. Iloyl, Col. Stanton, Maj. Randolph,
Maj. Roberts, and Lieut. Kennan.
Following is tho list of 'honorary pall-bearers:
Col. James F. Wade, Fifth Cavalry; Col. Thad
deus Stanton, Pay Department; John Collins,
of Omaha; Geu. Sooy Smith, Potter Palmer, ex
Presldcnt R. B. Hayes, Marshall Field, W. C.
D. Grannis, Wirt Dexter, Col. J. II. Sexton,
Judge R. S. Tuthill, Maj. B. C. Cragier, John
B. Drake, Geu. M. R. Morgan, Subsistence De
partment of the Army; Gen. Robert Williams,
Assistant Adjutant General P. E. Studebaker,
J. Frank Lawrence, Georgo Duulap, Judge W.
Q. Gresham, John B. Carson, Geu. W. R.
Stroug, John Clark, W. Peun Nixon, n. J.
MacFarlaud, and C. D. Roys.
At Oakland the funeral party will bo met by
Gen. Schofield, the Secretary of War, the Rep
resentatives and Senators from Ohio, but the
burial will be private. A telegraph was re
ceived by Adjutant General Williams notifying
him that Gen. Schofield has been ordered to
take command of tho Department of Missouri
in conjunction with his present command until
further orders. Gen. Schofield will remain in
the East. A largo number of persons have sent
telegrams of condolence to Mrs. Crook, who
is greatly prostrated by tho sudden death of tho
General. Among them are Gen. 0. 0. Howard,
Geu. Green B. Raum, Governor Lucius Fair
child, of Wisconsin, and Wilson Barrett, the
Nrw Ybr.n, March 22. At.n special meeting
today of the national board of managers of
tho Sons of the American Revolution resolutions
were adopted in honor of the memory of one
of their number. Gen. George Crook, 'U.S. A.,
president of tho Illinois Society of the Sons of
American Revolution, and appointing Rev.
Charles Edward Cheney, bishop of tho Re
formed Episcopal Church, and national vice
president for that State; Hon. William II.
English, national vice president for In
diana; Governor S. B. Buckuer, vice
president for Kentucky; Hon. W. II.
Bearloy, vice president for Michigan;
Hon. Horace Rublee, of the Wisconsin
society, to attend his funeral as a committee
representing the national board of officers, and
that Col. Ethan Allen, of the New York so
ciety; President J. C. Pumpelly, of the New
Jersey society; Geu. Bradley T. Johnson, of
tho Maryland society; Gen. W. II. F. Lee, of
the Virginia society, and Col. A. J. Woodman,
of tho Delaware society, be and they are hereby
appointed a special committee to attend the
ceremonies at the crave, and that the president
of tho Maryland society, in whoso State his
body is to find a last resting place, be earnestly
requested to invite his society, either bv com
mittee or in a body, to attend the ceremonies
at the grave.
Chicago, March 22. Ex-President Hayes
with his son, Webb G. Hayes, of Cleveland, and
Capt. Charles King, of tho Army, commandant
of tho Wisconsin militia, arrived lato to-nlcht
to attend Gen. Crook's funeral to-morrow.
A Red-Letter Day for Baltimore.
Baltimoiu:. Mi)., March 22. This was a red
letter day for Baltimoro. Tho occasion was
the "taking possession" of the handsome new
post ofilce building by tho now postmaster, Mr.
William W. Johnson. A distinguished party
of Washingtonians camo ovor to assist at tho
ceremonies. This party included non. William
Window, Secrotary of tho Treasury; Hon. W.
II. II, Miller, Attorney General: Assistant Post
master General Hazou, almost tho outiro Con
gressional delegation from Maryland, tho chair
mau aud members of tho Committee of Con
gress on Public Buildings and Appropriations,
and many more such men of power in official
Narrow Escape of Sleeping Family.
Huntingdon, Pa., March 22. The resldenco
of A. 11. Patterson in Morris Township, this
county, was destroyed by fire this morniug.
Loss $4,000. Tho sleeping family was awak
oned by tho flames, which had cut off all means
of escape to tho floor below. All escaped
safely by jumping from tho second-story win
dows except Mrs. Patterson, who was danger
ously hurt. Clad only in their night clothes,
tho homeless family walked a mile through
snow to a neighbor's house, whero thoy obtained
Anti-Pool BiH in Maryland.
Annapolis, Md., March 22. Tho Senate bill
prohibiting pool selling camo over to the House
to-day. The Speaker ordered it referred to tho
Committee on tho Judiciary. A motion that It
bo referred to tho Baltimoro City members was
negatived 11 to 43. The reference to tho Judi
ciary Committee Insures, it Is believed, a favor
Tho Weekly Pay Bill Defeated.
Annax'oijb, Mi),, March 22. Tho 'Weekly
Pay bill failed lu tho Senate to-day for want of
a constitutional majority, tho vote being yeas,
5; nays, 13. President Brattau received a tol
ogram from John Bland, secretary of tho Mer
chants' and Manufacturers' Association, of Bal
timore., urging tho Seuato not to pass tho bill.
Six More of the Crew Saved.
London, March 22. Six more qt tho crow of
wiu steamer vircui uavo ueen saved.
THE NICE NEW BOARDER.
He Wan Very FnHclnating and Ilml No
Trouble lu Uorroivlng $80.
A genteel-looking, wcll-drossed man drove
up to 1110 G street yesterday afternoon in a
coupfi and took possession of rooms he had
engaged thero carlioriu tho day. His carde bore
tho imposing natno of Geoffrey Dunlap Lowis,
and ho politely informed tho landlady that his
traps would bo up later in tho evening. At
dinner time ho mado a very favorable impres
sion on tho other boarders, his fluent talk and
repartee at onco making a hit. After tho menl
was over tho party repaired to tho drawing
room, where tho pleasant conversation was eon
tinued. Geoffrey particularly Ingratiated him
self with a fellow-boarder named Orison, whom
ho invited to his room, where thoy might get
still better acquainted. They got on tho best of
terms, and exchanged confidences, until Mr.
Lewis bethought him that ho had buslne6H at
the express oillce. But alas, a draft ho was ex
pecting had not arrived, and money was needed
uutil Monday, when tho draft would certainly
arrive. Did Mr. Orison have any cash that he
could spare? Mr. Lowis would allow him to
hold any security in his fiosscssion. Mr. Orison
kindly handed him something over eighty dollars,
and after a short whilo Mr. Lewis left. Then it
dawned ou Mr. Orison that Mr. Lewis might be
a confidence mau, and no time was lost in re
porting tho affair to police headquarters. The
police are now looking for Mr. Orison's fascinat
Another Flood in the Ohio River.
Cincinnati, Omo, March 22. The Ohio
River is apparently about to reach a greater
height than at the last flood, when it barely
reached 57 feet. Here it is already -IS feet 0
inches, aud it is rising at tho rate of two inches
an hour. At Portsmouth it is rising thrco
inches an hour, while abovo tbc reports say it
is rising and raining. The Big Sandy rose 10
feet in an hour at Louisa, Ky., last night. Tho
Licking River at Falmouth and Cynthinla is
rising very rapidly and rain is still falling.
Hero thero has been no rain scarcely sinco day
light and tho temperature is growing slightly
colder, but no fall of temperature probably at
this time of tho year can prevent a very high
river here within the next few days.
Dined at Delnionico's.
New Youk, March 22. lion. Charles Emory
Smith, United States Ministorto St. Peters
burg, was given a dinner by forty New York
friends at Dclmonico's to-night. There wcro
no set speeches, but many informal addresses
were made by those present, among whom were
William 11. McElroy, who presided; Warner
Miller, Gen. Thomas L. James, President Gates,
of Rutgcr's College; Col. John A. Cockrcll,
W. B. Phillips, George William Curtis, Charles
A. Dana, James M. Husted, W. J. Arkcll, Wil
liam R. Grace, S. B. Elkins, Gen. Daniel But
terfleld, Chester S. Lord, Thuilow 'Weed
Barnes, of Boston; Daniel Lamont, and Andrew
Poor Ellen Almost Done For.
Ellen Ale, conspicuous in polico annals for
tho past twenty-eight years, was arrested yes
terday afternoon on the old stereotyped charge,
habitual drunkenuesss. It is tho boast of this
poor woman that for tho last twenty-five year 6
she has eaten her Thauksglving dinner at either
the jail or work-house, a statement that is ver
ified by the records. AVhen placed behind tho
bars yesterday she commenced ier old habit of
singing aud dancing, and while thus engaged
she bursted a blood ve66el. The physicians of
the Emergency Hospital were called in, and
after treating her had her sent in tho police am
bulance to Freedman's Hospital. It is probable
she will die.
Monuments for "Washington City.
The House Committee on the Library has
authorized favorable reports on tho following
bills: The Senato bill appropriating $40,000 for
a mouument to James Madison, to be erected
in Washington; tho Senate bill appropriating
$15,000 for a statue in bronze to Spencer F.
Baird, late secretary of tho Smithsonian Insti
tution, to be erected in Washington; tho Senato
resolution appropriating 75,000 for tho erec
tion in Washington of a bronze statue to Chris
Destructive Cyclone in the South.
Uu.uti.OTTn, N. C, March 22. A destructive
cyclouo passed over tho villago of Edgomoor,
near Chester, S. C, this afternoon. Fourteen
houses were blown down, a negro named
James Mills was killed, and several persons
were seriously injured. Tho roof of tho Geor
gia, Carolina, aud Northern depot was blown
half a mile away. Robinson it Bro.'s estab
lishment and Dickey's drug store were totally
demolished. Edgemoor's new church was also
Fire in Georgetown Last Night.
Tho largo frame stablo on Prospect avenue,
between Thirty-6econd and Thirty-third streets,
Georgetown, tho property of Mr. Thomas Dowl
ing, was destroyed by fire last night at 11:30
o'clock-. Tho flro was thought to bo of Incen
diary origin. Tho damage was about 5-500,
which is fully covered by insurance.
Funeral of Gen. Francis H. Smith.
Richmond, Va., March 22. Governor Mc
Kennoy has issued a proclamation, ordering
tho cadets at tho Vlrgiuia Military Instituto to
attend tho funeral of Gen. Francis II. Smith,
designating tho Adjutant General to attend tho
funeral on behalf of tho Stato, and ordering
flairs over the Capitol to be displayed at half
mast. From "The Huh" to tho South.
Knoxvu.i.i:, Tknn., March 22. Tho Phcenlx
Manufacturing Company, of Boston, Mass., to
day bought four acres of land in Knoxvillo, and
tho works of the Phoenix Company will bo
transferred from Boston to this city. All ex
perienced men will bo brought from Now Eng
land. This is one of tho leading manufacturers
of wooden-waro iu tho country, ,
Duel in Front of a Theatre, .,
Nbw Youk-, March 22. A prolKiblyi fatal1
fatal shootiug affray took place in-front of the'
Fourteenth-street Theatre to-night, juU'lJe'fbrb
tho hour for tho performauco. James S.-'Ilvdo
quarreled with William Stambull, a Hval'i'icKct
speculator, ana shot him iu tho abdorabri, ' Tho!
nuniN riHAnt Ayl -. a4- 1 1 J-nun r-l If..f1 . 1. . .11 1
i.m. ticuicu muui. lunucnv. jiyuo -was nr-i
rested. i . i
WE ARE SILENT MEMBERS.
MK. HEWITT SAWS WASHINGTON IS
8TIT,r. JX THE LEAOUK.
Hut It Looks a Good Donl More as IT Wo
"vTr in tho Soup A. Sncrlflco to Pro'
vont tho Hrotliorhoou Getting the Host
of the Iicnguo.
President Young, of the League, and Presi
dent Hewitt, of tho Washington Club, returned
from tho Now York meeting last night. "AVo
are still tnembcis of tho League," Mr. Hewitt
said, in answer to an inquiry for his reasons for
selling. "That Is, wo lmvo withdrawn from
active participation, hut until our resignations
are accepted wo will contiuuo members of the
League I canuot state ut present when that
resignation will be sent iu, if it is at nil."
''What caused you to withdraw?" I asked.
"It could not be helped. The League was in
a desperato strait, and tho only way out of the
dilemma was tho withdrawal of Mr. Brush and
myself. Why, Brush ofTored them $10,000 If
they would drop tho matter and say nothing
more about It, but his offer had to be declined.
With ten clubs tho League could not possibly
have coped with tho Brotherhood. Again, New
York had to bo looked after, and so Brush and
I sacrificed ourselves for tho good of the
League. To bo sure, we wero paid for it,
but nothing like what It, was worth, nothing
like it. ' h
"Wc wcro given tho option on tho first va
cancies that occur, and it is by no meaus im
probable that next season the League will be
raised to twelve clubs. That matter was seri
ously considered yesterday, "but It was shown
that a successful fight could not be waged
against tho Brotherhood with such a number.
I have no doubt that It will bo done next sea
son, aud In that event wo will bo in the League
"How about tho Atlantic Association?"
"1 notice," said Mr. Hewitt, with some bitter
ness, "that Mr. 'Ted' Sullivan has secured an
Atlantic Association franchise. That, of
course, bars us out, but wc are still members of
the League, and will be until wc join another
association or seud in our resignation."
It is evident from Mr. newitt's remarks that
if he cannot coutrol the team in this city ho will
refuse to resign from tho League, and thus pre
vent outsiders from taking advantago of his
Mr. Young was decidedly adverse to talkiug
whether Mr. Hewitt or Mr. Brush had derivriu
any pecuniary benefit from their withdrawal,
clatmlucr that even to cive a direct answer o
such a question would do a violation of the dub-
ngauons ot cacu member of tho League
The House yesterday passed a bill repealing
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relieved by bill passed by Senate yestordajy
Eulogies upon the lato Representative gUv, of
Louisiana, wero delivered in the House yVstcr-
Authority to negotiate- for purchaseof the
Crow Indian Reservation in Montana is gllven by
a bill passed by tho House. 1
Bill to incorporate the King TIieoloKlcnr"H nil
(in connection witb Howard University) vV.a3
passed by Senato yestorday.
Appropriation for public building nt Peters
burg, Va., reduced from $50,000 to S30.000 in bill
reported to tho House yesterday.
Argument was made before a House committee
in favor of establishing a tribunal to adjudicate
contested lanu ciairas iu tno xcrritones.
Tho charges agninst Supervising Architect
AVIndrlm in connection with the selection of u
site for tho post oillco at Springfield, Mo., will bo ,
investigated by a sub-committeo of Senators.
Fifty bills passed Senate yesterday; nearly all ,
measures of private nature.
Defining lnger beer and imposing a special tax
upon and regulating tho manufacture, sale, and
importation of adulterated lager beer are tho
objects of a bill introduced iu tho House yester
day. Tho Board of Ordnance and Fortification, of
which tho Major General commanding tho Army
is president, has recommended tho purchase o'C
tho Berdan rnngo finder. Tho avcrugo time of
tnkingdistnnco with the instrument is DO seconds
and tho deviation inappreciable.
A bill was Introduced In tho Houso yesterday
to appropriate $15,000 to enable tho ofllco of ex
periment stations of tho Department of Agricul
ture to publish short and popular statements of
experiments in agriculturo for distribution
Representative Breckinridge, of Keritucky
introduced yesterday u bill providing tlmtniinors
under twenty years enlisted In tho Army shall
rccelvo as pay proper, beside the contingent ad
ditions allowed all non-commissioned ollicers or
soldiers, S10 per month as first grado apprentices,
$11 per montli as second grado apprentices, SI"
us third grade, and $13 as lourth grade.
Special Agent Whltohewl has mudo a report to
tho Treasury Department in regard to tho com
plaint of Mr. Austin Corbin of tho loss of a por
tion, of wlno imported by him whilo tho same
was in tho public store-houso under Government
control. Ho controverts Mr. Corbln's statement
in several important particulars, and speuks of
the impossibility of customs ollicers malcin" a
porsoual inspection of each package imported to
seo that it meets tho terms of tho invoice: und in
conclusion ho resents tho imputation that pub
lie store-houso olllclala aro given to stealing.
Tho rebuilding with nn iron hull of tho rev
enue steamer Ewlng at a cost of $80,000 Is pro- "'
posed ma bill introduced by Representative
btookbrldge, of Marylaud.
Rovonuo storekeepers and gaugers appointed
yesterday: W.J. Davidson, West Virginia; James
berey, Seventh District of Kentucky. :-'
S. W. Myers Is unpointed postmaster at Short's
Sixty dollars' conscience contribution received
yesterday from South Bend, Ind.
Total exports of mcrohandlso from United
States during twolvo mouths ended February ;5
were S839.4lKJ.8yo, otfalnst STOo'-MS same period
previous year. Vuluu of imports last twelve
months. 300,501.930, ugninst $730,476,818 preced
ing twelve months. '
Por tho District of Columbia, Maryland.
Delaware, and Virginia, rain Sunday moru
ng, followed by clearing weather; l'ulr weather
ion Monday; northwesterly winds; colder.
Thermometer readings yesterday; 8 A. M 07;
1J. M., 50. Moan temporaturo, tti; maximum.
74; minimum, 60; mean relative humidity. 00
total precipitation, 0.58 iuohes.