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CONGRESS AND THE SERVICE.
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Sns'ATC Mr. Gray adversely reported the bill
(lSSS)for the promotion of Hear Adm. James E.
Mr. Evarts reported the bill (1SG9) for the
erection of au equestrian statue of Gen. John
Mr. Squire introduced (by request) a bill
(3420) to provide the State of Wasliingtou with
a light art.
Mr. Hoar introduced a bill (3140) authorizing
the Ficsidcnt to place on the retired list of Army
ofliccrs the name of John M. Goodhue.
Mr. Spoouer favorably reported the bill (33(5)
for the relief of Maj. Daniel N. Mash, paymr.,
U. S. A.
Mr. Paddock introduced a bill (3440) grant
ing a pension to Mary L. Radford, widow of
Hear Adm. William Radford.
Mr. Butler introduced a bill (34.13) providing
for the construction of a dry-dock at Port
Royal, S. C.
ftr. Chandler reported the bill (2540) to limit
the apnoiutmcut of civil eugs. in the Navy.
Also, the bill (9G9) to provide for the retirement
of a certain class of officers in the Navy.
Mr. Blackburn introduced a bill (3455) to ic
Store Henry S. Cohu to the rank of 2d It. in the
Mr. Davis introduced a bill (3400) for the erec
tion of a branch home for disabled vol. soldiers
Mr. Evarts introduced a bill (3493) authoriz
ing the President to appoint and retire Edward
U. Seirell, with the rank and grade of col.
A favorable report was ordered on the bill to
revive the grade of It. gen. in the Army.
A favorable report was ordered on the bill
for the relief of Gen. Michael T. Small. Gen.
Small, several years ago, was commissary at
Chicago when a clerk made away with some
thousands of dollars' worth of Government
funds, which the gen. made good.
Housk. Mr. Maish favorably reported the
bill (3317) to indemnify Pennsylvania for money
expended in 1S04 for militia called into military
service by the Government.
Mr. Yandever introduced a bill (9057) to re
store 'William A. Winder to the Army, and place
him on the retired list with rank of capt. of art.
Mr. Taylor introduced a bill (9097) for the re
lief of certain ex-cadets of the Militarj Academy.
Mr. Williams favorably reported the bill
(70C0) making an appropriation to construct a
road and apDroaches from Alexandria, Va., to
the NationarCemetery near that city.
Mr. Osborne favorably reported the Senate
bill (1G9) for the relief of Gen. George Stone
man. Mr. Mansur favorably reported the bill (S182)
for the relief of Caroline M. McDougal, relict
of the late Rear Adm. David McDougal.
Mr. Lansing favorably reported the Senate
bill (S. 2044) for the recognition of F. II. Patter
son as a capt. of the 3d W. Va. Cav.
Mr. Belknap favorably reported the bill
(S. 255) granting a pension to Louisa Kilpatrick,
widow of Maj. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick.
The Com. on Iuvalid Pensions ordered a fav
orable report on the Senate bill granting a pen
sion of $100 per month to the widow of Maj.
Gen. G. K. AVarren.
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The court-martial convened at Fort Yates,
N. D., for the trial of Capt. Edmund G.
Fetchet, Troop F, Sth Cav., on the charge of
being intoxicated while president of a court
martial, concluded Thursday. Judge Advo
cate Geu. Groesbeck conducted the prosecu
tion aud Lt. Crowder, who acted in the same
capacity at the Steele court-murtlol at Chicago,
appeared for the defense. Surg. Deeble, the
principal witness, testified that he saw Capt.
Fetchet immediately before the assembling of
the Manley court-martial, and that he was suf
fering from the effects of stimulants. The
findings of the court will not be made known
until they are approved by Gen. Ruggles.
Thfi court-martial which reecntlv tried Lt.
Charles L. Steele. 18th Inf., for striking Private
Dell Wild, has adjudged Lt. Steele cullty of i n
assault, and sentenced him to a reprimand and
3 months' confinement within the limits of his
post. These findings are approved by Gen.
The following are appointed cadets at West
Point: Arthur C. L. Kugcl, 33d Dist. N. Y.,
with Joseph AV. Allen alternate, and Joseph
Travis, Grand Forks, N. Dak.
Lieut. Ormoud M. Llssak, Ord. Dopt., will
proceed from Governor's Island to Watervliet
Arsenal on business.
Second Lieut. Fielder M. M. Beall, Sig.
Corps, will proceed from Chicago to Milwau
kee, and after carrying out special instructions
received from the chief sig. officer, will return
to his proper station.
Capt. Paul R. Brown, asst. sura., is ordered
from the hospital, Hot Springs, Ark., to Little
Bock Barracks, Ark.
Maj. Hugh A. Teaker, 15th Inf., is ordered
from Fort Pembina, N. D., to Mount Vernon
Barracks, Ala., May 1.
The transfer of the 15th luf. from Dept. of
Dakota to the DJv. of Atlantic is ordered, Cos.
A and D will go to Mount Vernon Barracks,
Ala., and the other cos. to Jackson Barracks, La.
Capt. John M. Nowell, 12th Inf., is ordered
before the retiring hoard at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., for examination.
Post Chap. George W. Simpson is ordered
from Fort Brown, Tex., to Fort Missoula,
Mont., about June 1.
A board of ord. officers, to consist of Col.
Thomas G. Baylor, Maj. George W. McKcu, and
Capi. John E. Greer, will meet at the Army
Building, New York, on Wednesday, April 10,
for the examination of the following-named
ofllcers of the Ord. Dept. for promotion: 1st
Lt6. Henrv D. Borup, Lawrence L. Bruit,
Charles H. "Clark, William Crozler. Lts. Bruil
and Crozler will repoi tin person to the boaid,
and on completion of their examination will re
turn to their proper stations. The examination
of Lts. Borup and Clark will be conducted by
correspondence, It being impracticable for these
ofllcers to appear before the board.
The following changes of stations of officers
of the Medical Dept. are ordered: Maj. John
W. Lauderdale, sure, from Fort Davis, Tex.,
to Fort Ontario, N. Y.; Capt. John O. Skinner,
aEtt. sure;., from Fort Ontario, N. Y., to Fort
Davie. Tex.; Capt. Harry O. Perley, asst. surg.,
from Fort Wayne, Mich., to Fort Mason, Cal.;
Capt. Henry G. Burton, asst. surg., from
Davids Island, N. Y., to Vancouver Barracks,
WnslLj Cant. William E. Hopkins, asst. surg.,
from Fort Mason, Cal., to Fort Columbus, N.
Y. Harbor; Capt. William Stephenson, asst.
surg., from Fort Verde, Ariz., to Davids Island,
N. Y., Lt. Charles Wtllcox, from Fort Colum
bus, N. Y. Harbor, to Fort Bowie, Ariz. The
dates of their relief from their present stations
will be fixed by the several dlv. comdrs.
Tliiity colored cav. recruits arc to be assigned
to the 10th Cav. as soon as practicable.
The leave granted Lt. Herman C. Schumm,
2d Art., is extended 2 months on surg.'s cer
tificate. First Lieut. Solon F. Masscy, 5th Art., is or
dered to report at Governor's island, N. Y., for
examination by the retiring board.
The leave granted Lt. Carver Howland, adjt.
4th Inf., is extended 1 mouth.
Lieut. Col. Gcorce II. Burton, Iusp. Gen., is
ordered to the penitentiary, Folsom, Cal.
The resignation of Lt. Irving Hale, Corps of
Engs., is accepted by the Prcsfdcnt.
Capt. John G. D. Knight, Eug. Corps, is re
lieved from duty at the Inf. and Cav. School,
Fort Leavenworth, Kam.at the close of the next
examination, and ordered to rcpoit to the Chief
Gen. Keltou, who has been ill for a couple
of weeks, is considerably improved, and out of
Geu. Lewis A. Grant, continued by the Sen
ate Friday as Asst. Sec. of War, reported yes
terday morning for duty in his new position at
the Dept. The bureau chiefs and their assts.
were introduced to him, aud the new official
made a very pleasant impression on all who met
Lieut. W. II. Miller (retired) is relieved from
duty at St. John's School, Salina, Kau.
Capt. Wirt Davis, 4th Cav., is granted 4
months' leave, April 25.
The orders of Lt. Fielder M. M. Beall, Sig.
Corps, aie revoked.
Capt. Thco. J. Wint, 4th Cav., is gruuted 20
Post Chap. John V. Lewis is granted 1 mouth's
The extension of leave granted Lt. William
E. P. trench, 3d Inf., is further extended lo
The leave of Lt. Nathan S. Jarvis, asst. surg.,
is extended 15 days.
The reslgnatiou of 1st Lt. Robert A. Lovell,
14th Inf., to take effect July 1, Is accepted by
Lieut. Frank Greene, Sig. Corps, is ordered
from Prescott to San Carlos, Ariz., for duty in
reconstructing mil. telegraph lines.
The leave of Maj. Robert M. O'Reilly, surg.,
is extended 1 month.
Col. Alex. Piper, 5th Art., is relieved from
duty with his regt. May 1, and will proceed
home to await retirement. This is at his own
Lieut. George A. Ziuu, Eug. Corps, is re
lieved from temporary duty in this city, and or
dered to his proper station.
Lieut. Garland M. Whistler, 5th Art., will re
port to comdg. gen. Div. Atlantic for temporary
duty after the departure of his regt. from that
Post Chap. John B. McCleerj- Is granted 4
months' leave on surg.'s certificate.
Lieut. Samuel W. Dunning, adjt. 10th Inf.,
is granted 3 months' leave on or about April 15.
A board of officers of the Eng. Corps, to con
sist of Col. Henry L. Abbot, Col. Cyrus B. Com
stock, and Lt. Col. George L. Gillespie, will
shortlv meet in New York City for the exam
ination, with a view to his promotion, of 2d Lt.
Thomas H. Rees, Eng. Corps.
Capt. Marshall W. Wood, asst. suig., is re
lieved from duty at Fort Randall, S. D., and is
ordered to Fort Meade, S. D.
Lieut. Lorenzo P. Davison, 11th Inf., is
granted one month's extensiou of leave.
Col. Ryan, of the Canadian Royal Art., bv
order of the imperial authorities, will attend
the tests to be made of Lt. Salinsky's pneumatic
djnamito gun at West Point this week.
The board of managers of the national homes
for disabled vol. soldiers held a conference
with Sec. Proctor last Thursday for the pur
pose of facilitating the payment of pensions to
the Inmates of the homes.
Maj. William A. Elderkln, Com. of Sub., is
ordered to Fresno, Cal., on or ubout May 1, and
on completion ot ins inisiness at mat place will
return to his proper station at Los Angeles, Cal.
The death of Maj. Gen. Crook and tho subse
quent appointment of Brig. Gen. Miles as his
successor will cause the following promotions:
Col. B. II. Grierson, 10th Cav., to be brig, gen.;
Lieut. Col, Mezner, Sth Cav., to bo col.; Maj,
E. N. Sumner, Cth Cav., to bo lt. col.; Capt.
Wirt Davis, 4th Cav., to be maj.; 1st Lt. C. II.
Murray, 4th Cav., to be capt., and 2d Lt. John
N. Neall, 4th Cav.. to be 1st It.
Lieut. Col. George II. Burton, Insp. Gen,, Is
ordered to Los Angeles, Cal.
Muj. Frank II. Phlpps, Ord. Dept., is or-
. dered from the powder depot, Dover, N, J., to
J New York.
The leave of Capt. Harry L. Kaskell, 12th
Inf., is extended 1 month.
Lieut. Henry C. Hodges, 22d Inf., is
granted 4 months' leave, with permission to go
Lieut. Arthur C. Ducat, Jr., 24th Inf., is re
lieved from dutv at the State Unlversltv of
Nevada, Reno, Nev., June 12, .and will join
THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.
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AdvertisQineuts were Issued from tho Navy
Dept. last week for bids for tho construction of
1 armored cruiser of 8,100 tous and 1 steel prac
tice vessel of about 800 tons. Tho bids will be
opened Tuesday, June 10. The cruisers are each
to make on trial trips not less than 20 kuots an
hour for 4 consecutive hours, and for every quar
ter knot above that figure a premium of $5,000
will be paid, with a like penalty for every quar
ter knot below. In the case of theso vessels
there is uo minimum speed fixed below which
the Government is at liberty to reject them.
Tho practice vessel is to make 12 kuots au hour
for 4 hours, and the premiums and penalties for
excess or deficit me $5,000 for each one-quarter
knot. A failure to reach 11 knots will be cause
for rejection. All of these vessels are to be con
structed in accordance with plans prepared or
adopted by the Dept. The armored cruiser is to
bo completed within 3 years, the protected
cruiser (No. G) in 21 years, and the practice ves
sel in 2 years. The bids may be made in either
of 2 classes: 1st, according to the Dcpt.'s plan
for hull and machinery; "2d, according to the
plans of the bidder for hull and machinery.
Ensign G. II. Stafford is ordered to examina
tion for promotion.
Ensign Miles R. M. Field is detached from the
Minnesota, and ordered to the Essex, 22d lust.
Ensign John J. Knapp is detached from the
naval ord. proving ground, and ordeicd to the
Ensign N. W. Richardson is visiting friends at
the Naval Academy.
The findings In the court-martial case of
Comdr. J. B."Coghlau, recently of the Mohican,
have been approved by the Sec.
The Alllonce was not allowed to enter the
harbor of Malaga, as reported last week, havlug
no bill of health". She was admitted at Gibral
tar and took on coal for China.
The Sec. yesterday signed tho final accept
ance of the torpedo-boat Cushlug, and author
ized the payment of $40,000 to the contractor.
The joint resolution authorizing the Sec. to
remove the naval magazine fromEllis Island,
N. Y., and to purchase a site and erect a maga
zinn at some other point, is approved by the
The positiou of geu. iusp. of the Navy l'aj
Corps, left vacant by the promotion of Pay
Director Looker, to be Chief of the Bureau of
Provisions aud Clothing, is filled by the order
ing of Pay Director Richard Washington to that
post. He is now in charge of the naval pay
office at Norfolk, aud his place there will be
filled by Pay Director James D Murray, now at
the Baltimore pay office.
The Despatch, Lt. William S. Cowles comdg.,
at present at the Navy Yard, this city, will leave
the Yard to-morrow, with the Pan-Americans on
board, for a trip down the Potomac. Several
Army and naval oflicials will accompany them.
The Fish Commission vessel Fish Hawk, Lt.
Robert Piatt comdg., will probably leave the
Navy Yard the middle of the mouth for South
ern waters in the interest of the Fish Commis
sion. Lieut. T. B. Mason, naval sec. to Sec. Tracy,
is granted 4 mouths' sick leave, aud will go
abroad for his health.
Lieut. Bradley A. Fiske is ordered to special
duty in connection with the Installation of elec
tric" lights aud signal apparatus ou board the
new ships building at Philadelphia.
Capt. F. T. McNair has reported his return
home from the comd. of the Omaha, having
been detached February 13, and is placed on
Chief Eng. R. B. Hine and P. A. Eng. E. R.
Freeman are detached from duty at the Quin
tard Iron Works, N. Y., aud ordered to the
Delaware River Iron Works, Chester, Pa., in
connection with the machinery of the Concord.
Paymr. George II. Read is granted G months'
leave, with permission to go auroad.
Lieut. Walter McLean is ordered to the training-ship
New Hampshire, May 1.
Asst. Surg. II. N. T. Harris is ordered to the
Chief Eng. George II. White is detached from
the Navy Yard at Norfolk, and ordered to duty
in connection with the Ironclads at Richmond.
Asst. Surg. S. S. White is detached from the
Minnesota, and placed on waiting orders.
Sailmaker John S. Franklin is ordered to the
The orders of Pay Dir. James D. Murray to
the Navy pay office" at Norfolk have been re
voked. Pay Dir. James Frelton Is granted 1 year's
leave, with permission to go abroad.
P. A, Ens. Horace E. Frick is detached from
duty connected with the ironclads at Richmond,
and granted G months' sick leave.
The coast survey steamer Blake fiom Key
West arrived at Foit Monroe Thursday.
The tug Triton, Mate Samuel Lomax comdg.,
left the Navy Yard, this city, Tuesday, for Nor
folk, with stores and powder.
Euslgn John J. Knapp has reported on board
the receiving-ship Dale for duty in charge of
the seamen gunner class.
The Squadron of Evolution is practicing
naval maweuvres near Corfu, Ionian Islands.
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Corps. E. II. Pillsbury and R. S. Coleman, of
Troop A, having passed examinations, will
shortly be promoted to be sergts.
A large and fashionable assembly of dancers
filled the beautifully decorated drill hall in tho
Hdqrs. National Guard, over Centre Market,
Monday night, to participate in the first hall
given by the Sth Batt. The hatt. attended to u
man, presenting a very handsome aud martial
appearance In thelrflne uniforms. Tho manage
ment of affairs was under the supervision of tho
following gentlemen: Master of ceremonies,
Capt. W. E. Beagle; entertainment com., Capt.
W. E. Beagle, chairman; Lt. Thomas S. King,
Sergt. H. B. Ford, Lt. W. B. Johustone, Private
Ten new members have been added to tho Na
tional Rifles' roster within the past 30 days.
The membership now numbers 75 men. The
honorary roll coutains 180 names, each paying
$10 per annum.
The ofllcers of the High School Cadets are in
debted to the ofllcers of tho National Rilles for
the loan of equipments to enable them to take
part in tho parade Friday.
It Is reported that the National Rilles havo le
ccntly been offered $100,000 for their nrmory and
grounds. The Rilles are likely to sell eventually
and build larger aud handsomer quarters else
where. At the regular monthly meeting of the Cor
coran Cadets Wednesday evenlnjr three new
members were elected: Ii6srs. Harry Duyall,
William Locroft, aud D. S. Ferry, A com. was
appointed to make arrangements for the trip to
li. w. smith, tloor com., Corp. Roach, Sergt.
Wilson, Sergt. Smith, Sergt. Acton, Sergt. Doyle,
Sergt. Jarboe, Private Mahoney, Sergt. Ford.
Richmond next May to patticipatc in the un
veiling of tho monument to Gen. Lee. A new
Decker piano has made Its appearance at their
armory, and the corps arc at present busily en
gaged In beautifying their quartets to the extent
of 1,000. The last dance for this season lakes
place April 22 at the Rilles' Armory.
Letters have been received ntthc armory from
Corp. John A. Evans, from his home in "Wis.,
stating that ho is rapidly improving and will
soon be in tho ranks again.
Private Charles L. Grannis, of the National
Rilles, has been unanimously elected chairman
of the executive com.
The High School Cadets have au ardent ad
mirer in Gen. Casey. Chief of Engs. As they
marched down the Avenue on Friday, Gen.
Casey applauded them loudly, and declared
their marching was admirable.
A noticeable feature in the personnel of the
National Rilles is that the ace of two-thirds of
its membership is beyond 25 years, and a major
ity of its members are married men.
"Wo wish it understood that wo did not re
quest or expect the National Rilles would be
invited to participate in the mil. show in honor
of the Pan-American Congress," said an officer
of that co. ,lWc were not invited by those in
charge to form a part of the citizen soldiery,
hut we don't expect to suffer by tho omission.
This community, as well as other places in tho
country, knows the reputation and high stand
ing of the National Rifles as a well-organized,
well-traiued, and well-drilled command. It has
never as yet taken a back seat in any contest,
social or military."
In the annual games of the G9th N. Y. Regt.,
which were held in their armory in Now York
City last Wednesday night. Sergt. Charles J.
Harlow aud Corp. David W. Neligan, of the
Emmett Guards, of Washington, won first and
second prizes in the drill contest.
A meeting of the Vcterau Association of Co.
A, W. L. I., was held In G. A. R. Hall Thursday
night. Many new members were admitted.
Col. R. I. Fleming was unanimously elected
president of the organization. The board of
managers were instructed to nrrange for a ban
quet the 12th prox., the anniversary of the or
ganization. The following commissions have been made
out by the President: G. N. Forsberg, to be 2d
lt. of Batt. A, Light Art.; John A. Breuahan,
to be 2d lt. of Co. D, 3d Batt., and Henry W.
Webber, to be 1st lt. of Co. D, 3d Batt.
G. A. R. ITEMS.
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Lincoln Post fair has been such a success that
it will be continued until Tuesday. To-morrow
night is "Congressional night." The collection
of paintings is still on view.
A number of gentlemen who were once mem
bers of Co. A, W. L. I., met Friday night in G.
A. R. Hall and organized a Veteran Association.
Col. R. J. Fleming was elected president, ami
the board of managers were ordered to arrange
for a banquet to be held on the Inf. auniversarv,
At a meeting of John A. Rawlings Post No.
1, G. A. R., Friday evening, it was decided to
attend in a body tho 23d encampment of the
order at Boston in August next. A committee
was appointed to make necessary arrange
ments. The proposition to hold the next annual en
campment of the G. A. R. in this city In 1891 is
meeting with warm approval from citizens gen
erally. Numerous prominent business men have
voluuteered their services on behalf of the un
dertaking, and the general Impression is that the
old soldiers will find it an easy task to raise the
required $50,000 necessary.
Several very pleasant hours were spent last
Thursday night by tho Burnsido Post No. S, at
G. A. R. Hall, the occasion being one of their
The entertainments Saturday evenings havo
become somewhat of a boro to the cadets, as
was evident by tho lack of enthusiasm at the
performance given by the Messrs. Perry Broth
ers and Mr. Charles Little at the Naval Insti
tute Hall last Saturday evening. The last of
the series will ho given to-morrow evening and
will consist of a lecture on tho "Navy in the
Civil War," by the Hon. II. W. Wheeler, illus
trated, as usual, by stereoptlcan views.
Mrs. Phelps, wlfo of Ensign Phelps, gave a
very successful phantom party Saturday even
ing. Cadets Vogelgesang, Everhart, and Neville,
of tho first class, wont on leave to Washington
The whole first class will go to Washington
Wednesday, tho Kith instant, to visit the ord
nance foundry. They will probably lcavo in
tho morning and remain at tho Nayy Yard all
day, returning directly to Annapolis Wednes
day afternoon. Tho trip will bo mado under
tho direction of tho Department of Ordnance,
and Gunnery, of which Lieut. Comdr. Sperry Is
tho head. The cadets aro naturally very anx
ious to visit their friends In Washington, but
tho trip will bo ono of business strictly and not
of pleasure; at least such aro tho present indi
cations. Tho past week has been spent by tho four
companies of tho battalion in out-door drills,
skirmish, torpedoes, steam tactics, boats with
oars and sails, target, great guns, and machine
guns. Tho battalion and company drill this
year Is In single rank, an entirely new feature
at the Academy, where all Infantry drills havo
heretofore been in double rank.
Some remarkable targets aro being mado by
tho cadets of the first class with tho new rapid
fire guns lately received and mounted on tho
Great disgust has been expressed by tho
cadets at the appropriation for one new ship
ouly. Tho impression seems to havo gained
ground that the present Congress was going to
do great things for tho new Navy in tho way of
making appropriations, so tho pre6eut disap
pointment is correspondingly great.
The first hop 6lnco Lent will tako place April
19 in tho new dance hall, and promises to be a
great success. It will bo given by tho cadets of
itut nrst class, aim win no oi me miormai va
riety. Tho Naval Academy base-ball club has been
organized and has mado engagements to play
match games witli tho following teams: From
Emeison College, tho Naval Academy Gradu
ates Club, of Washington; the Columbia Ath-
icuc uiuu, oohns iiopuins, Dickenson College,
of Pennsylvania ; Georgetown, Kendall College,
aud the University of Virginia. The team con
sists of Hartung, p.; Laws, c; Ruhm, lb. nnd
captain; Macklln, 2b.; Jones, 3b.; Davie, c,
s.s.; Moalc, r.f.; Potter, c.f., and Ridgely, l.f.
A game was played last Saturday between tho
officers and cadets, and resulted with a score of
32 to 0, in favor of the latter.
Continued interest is felt in the Revenue Ma
rino bill aud that for tho reduction of tho aca
demic course to four years, etc. The present
system of a six years' course results in no ad
vantage to any one, and ouly Involves an extra
expense of $3,000 to tho Government for each
cadet taking the two years' cruise.
A HOTEIi INCIDENT.
"Why the Gentleman and Ills Pretty NScco
Loft So Hastily.
Au interesting little scene occurred the other
evening in front of the ladies' entrance to a
select family hostlery, which is largely patron
ized by visitors to the city who desire quiet,
home-like surroundings. Unseemly noise or
outcry had no part in the scene, yet the discern
ing eye of a. HnitALD reporter detected that
something was peculiar about the precipitate
departure of a gentleman and lady, whose exit
was somewhat accelerated by the frowning
countenance nnd threatening manner of the
proprietor, supported by two brawny porters
loaded with satchels, dressing cases, etc., which
they unceremoniously buudlcd into the hack
which bore away tho evidently unwelcome
guests. The reporter's attention was especially
attracted by the appearance of the lady, who
was extremely agitated. Tears welled from
her beautiful eyes aud chased each other down
her cheeks. She was young and lovely, and in
her neat, close-fitting street costume, which
brought out the rounded curves of her well-developed
figure, she looked very fascinating.
Her companion, a gentleman of perhaps two
score and ten, whose distinguished appearance
was brightened by the silver threads of gray
which Time had woven among his luxuriant
hair, was hardly less excited than the lady, and
although evidently more experienced in the
ways of tho wicked world, and consequently
better able to control his agitation, yet the mut
tered imprecations which filtered out into the
quiet night through his compressed lips, and
the vicious bang with which he shut the door .
of the vehicle, were evidences that he was
extremely wroth aud perhaps a trifle dangerous
to approach, and it was with a feeling of relief
that the rattle of the departing carriage sounded
upon the reporter's cars and stilled his desire to
get in a question or two relative to the cause of
the somewhat unusual occurrence. But the
hotel mau still remained, aud he was lawful
prey. Accordingly the scribe approached and
propounded his queries. The Boniface having
become somewhat mollified from the fact that
his diamond pin had secured a monopoly of a
focus from the direct rays of the electric arc
lights which hung over the entrance, he sized
up the reporter with that supreme degree of
coudenscension peculiar to his ilk, and with a
spasmodic contortion of the facial muscles re
marked, "Young man, this is a first-class house,
with a fly detective. We den't entertain uucles
and nieces, unless we know the family see?
Good night. "'
Happenings in Hyattsville.
The improvement of this enterprising town
is steady and extensive. The Hyattsville of
to-day and that of a decade ago are so different
that it is hard to believe they are the same.
Three handsome churches aud a depot, the
sight of which is good for sore eyes, are among
the most notable improvements of a public
character, while private residences have gone
up by the hundreds.
At a meeting of tho "Guild," of the Episcopal
Church, at the pleasant homo of Mr. and -Mrs.
Allen Berry, Mrs. Percy Leakln and Mr. and
Mrs. Clay Browiiiug were elected now mem
bers. Another meeting will be held on the
second Thursday in May at the residence of
Mrs. Dr. Owens, who will bo assisted in enter
taining by Mrs. Clay Browning, J. L. Camp
bell, aud J. B. Burnside. Among those present
were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson, Mr. and
Mrs. E, N. Waters, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bum
side, Mr. and Mrs. John Lepper, Mr. and Mrs.
Clinton Robinsou, Rov. Edward Wall and wife,
Dr. aud Mrs. Owens, Mr. and Mrs. Clay
Browning, Dr. and Mrs. Wells, Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Holden, Misses Annie aud Edith
Gcib, Lullo Fuller, aud thoMessis. Johu Holden,
Ed Fuller, and many others.
Change orSoliedule AVasliington and
Southern Railway Company, (A.
and AV and A. and F. Railways.)
It is announced by tho Passenger Department
of tho Pennsylvania Railroad that on and after
Sunday, April 13, train No. 15, leaving Balti
more and Potomac station 4:15 P. M. dally aud
Alexandria 4:32 P. M. for Quautico, Richmond,
aud the South, and after Sunday, tho 13th,
train No. GO, leaving Richmond 7:13 P. M.,
northbound, will be withdrawn from service.
Our Efforts to Pleaso You
Meet their reward, for certainly we have just
what you want In tho way of clothing. Wo
have every conceivable fabric, and mado up in
tho latest styles, and at prices that will pleaso
you. Suits from $10 up. Elseraan Bros., 7th
& E,, manufacturing clothiers and tailors,
OFFICE AND SALES-ROOM. NO. 011 FOUR
TEENTH STREET N. W.
WINES OF ABSOLUTE rUIUTY
Direct from tho Vineyard of II. W. CRABB
Oakvillc, Napu County, Cal., to our vaults,
TWENTY-SEVENT II AND K STREETS N. W
WASHINGTON, D. O.
Special attention trlven to tho supply of Fumlly
Prlvato Cellars Furnished. Sweet Wines Tand
Brandies Furnished In Wood.
Telophono Call, 8HM delT-MyO