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CONGRESS AND THE SERVICE.
Subscribe for Tin: Si'nday IIr.iiAi.n-20c. per
month, delivered at your residence early Sun
Senatk. Mr. Moody introduced a bill (.TS3)
to proyide for the employment of acting chaps,
in the Army.
Mr. McPlicrson introduced a bill (3711) grant
ing a pension to Ellen McClellan, widow 01 inc
lafe Gen. George B. McClellan.
Mr. Hawley introduced a bill (3715) providing
for the appointment of a professor of cbemistry
in the Navy.
Mr. Cockrell adversely reported the bill
(3102) to provide for the examination of certain
Armv officers and to regulate promotions.
Mr. Hawley reported with amendments the
joint resolution (II. I?. 12) authorizing the use
and improvement of Fort Sewall at Marble
Mr. Gray introduced a bill (3727) for the set
tlement of the claim of Robert C. Rogers for
loss of property, etc., in the naval aud military
IIOVSK. Mr. Wade introduced a bill (0757)
placing Mo. State militia serving under the com
mand of U. S. officers during the late -war upon
the same footing as U. S. soldiers in the matter
Mr. Atkinson introduced a bill (9S03) granting
a pension of $100 a month to Gen. "William 13.
Curtis, of Ohio County, W. Va. Also a bill
(9S11) granting the same pension to J. II. Lock
wood, Tate It. col. 7th AV. Va. Vols., aud a bill
(9S13) granting increased pay to A. AV. Maun as
capt. of W. Va. State troops.
Mr. Springer introduced a bill (9S47) for the
relief ofLt. V. A. Cutler.
Mr. Buttenvorth introduced a bill (9S99) for
the relief of Robert Carrick, late 1st It., Sth
Mr. Cutcheou introduced a bill (9919) author
izing the Treasurer to receive and keep on de
posit funds of the Soldiers' Home.
Mr.. Osborne introduced a joint resolution
(111) for the relief of Maj. Henry A. Read.
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month, delivered at your residence early Sun
Capt. Henry P. Perrine, 0th Cav., is found in
capacited by a retiring board, and granted leave
until further orders.
Lieut. John P. Finlcy, Sig. Corps, is relieved
from duty at Boston, and ordered to San Fran
Cisco, relieving Lt. Joseph E. Maxficld, Sig
Corps, who is granted leave of absence. Lt.
Maxfield at the expiration of his leave is ordered
to Fort Riley. Kan., for duty as instructor in
military signaling and telegraphy.
Lieut. Frank W. Ellis, Sig. Corps, is ordered
from Galveston. Tex., to Norfolk, Va., to as
sume charge of certain military aud sea-coast
Lieut. DeRosey C.Cabell, Sth Cuv., is detailed
as professor of military science and tactics at
the Ark. Industrial University, Faj-etteville,
Ark., July 2, relieving Lt. Edmund L. Fletcher,
who will join his co.
The extension of leave granted Capt
A. La uarde, asst. surer., is
further extended 1
month on surg.'s certilicate.
First Lieut. Solon F. Massey, Sth Art., is
found incapacitated for active service by a retir
ing board, and granted leave until further or
ders. Second Lieut. Benjamin M. Purssell, Signal
Corps, is ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.,
for examination by the retiring board.
Lieut. Col. Joseph P. Farley, Ord. Dept., is
ordered from Governor's Island, N. Y.,"to the
AVest Point Foundry, Cold Spring, N. Y.; the
New Jersey Steel and Iron Company's Works,
Trenton, N. J., and Sandy Hook, N. J., for the
inspection of pneumatic dynamite guns, and
upon completion of this duty will return to his
Post Chap. William F. Hubbard is grauted -1
mouths' leave, May 15.
Lieut. Lorenzo P. Davison, 11th Inf., is re
lieved from duty at the Eng. School, Willet's
Point, N. Y and will join hfsco. on the expira
tion of his present leave.
The leave granted Post Chap. Orville J. Nave
is extended 15 days.
Maj. AVilliam F. Tucker, paymr., is ordered to
Fort Myer, Va.; Washington Barracks, D. C;
Fort McIIenry, Md., and Fort Monroe, Va., to
pay the troops at those stations to April 30,
Twenty-five recruits are to be assigned to the
Capt. Philip Reade, 3d Inf., is relieved from
duty as iuspector of small-arra6 practice, Div.
Mo., at Chicago, and ordered to report to the
Governor of AVis. for duty connected with the
Natioual Guard of that State until September 1.
Lieut. John A. Dapray, 23d Inf., is granted 4
Post Chap. George W. Simpson is ordered
from Fort Brown, Tex., to Fort Shaw, Mont.,
Capt. John M. Norvell, 12th Inf., is found
incapacitated for active service by a retiring
board, and grauted leave until further orders.
Second Lieut. AVilliam D. Wright, Signal
Corps, is dropped from the Array rolls for de
sertion by order of the President.
Dr. Robert M. O'Reilly, of the Army, who
has been on leave for the past 0 months, left
the city Thursday for his new post, near Den
ver, Col., his time having expired.
A general order is Issued that hereafter de
U1U of officers for special Instruction in tor
pedo service at Willet's Point, N. Y., shall be
for 10 months, Instead of 7 niontbE, as at pres
ent, beginning Dec. 1 aud ending Oct. 1. The
dotalls will be made Sept. 1.
On Sept. 1 and Oct. 1, 1890, the following
trnfor of Its. of art. to aud from the instruc
tion batteries stationed at the Art. School, Fort
Monroe, 'a., will be effected: 1st Art. 1st Lt.
AAm Slaker, from Bat. C to Bat. F, vice 1st Lt.
Fiwik S. Harlow, from Bat. Fto Bat. C; IstLt.
iorge W. Van Deuseu, from Bat. B to Bat. F,
vle lt Lt. .John L. Cluuiiberlln, from Bat. F to
Bat. B; 2d Lt. Ofecar J, Ktratib, from Bat. A to
Mt. F, vice 2d Lt. Elmer W. Hubbard, from
HI. V Ui Bat. A; 1st. Lt. Millard F. Harmon,
to UAultU bat. (; 2d Lt. Fremont 1'. Peck,
tram B4. J to Bat. F, vice 2d Lt. T. Bentley
MM, ffwm Bat. V to Bat. I; IstLt. David Price,
from 1U I U) Light Bat. E, vine 1st Lt. Oler
iMWt L. Mttt, Jr., from Light Bat. E to Bat. I;
m U. JufeM L. C'liamberlln, from Bat. B to
-Mdtt Jiat. B, v4w Jt Lt. Thomub C. Patterson,
from Light Bat. E to Bat. B; 2d Lt. John L.
Havdcn, from Bat. B to Light Bat. E. vice 2d
Lt Charles T. Mcnohcr, from Light Bat. E to
Bat. B; 2d Lt. Georgo V. Burr, from Bat. 1) to
Light Bat. K, vice 2d Lt. John A. Towers,
from Light Bat. K to Bat. D. 2d Art. IstLt.
James E. Eastman, from Bat. D to Bat. I, vice
1st Lt. Mcdorem Crawford, Jr., from Bat. I to
Bat. H, and 1st. Lt, Mclzar C. Richards, from
Bat. II to Bat. 1): 1st Lt. Edwin St. J. Greble,
from Bat. B to Bat. I. vice 1st Lt. John H.
GlITord, from Bat. I to Bat. B: 2d Lt. CornCHs
l)cV. Wlllcox. from Bat. G to Bat. I, vice 2d
Lt. John Conklln, Jr., from Bat. I to Bat. G;
1st Lt. John T. Thompson, to join his bat. (M:)
2d Lt. Arthur F. Curtis, from Bat. C to Bat. 1;
2d Lt. John Conklln, Jr., from Bat.
G to Light Bat. F, vice 2d Lt. Isaac
N. Lewis, from Light Bat. F to Bat. G;
3d Art. 1st Lt. Hnmsav D. Potts, from Bat. B
to Bat. M, vice 1st Lt. Henry C. Danes, from
Bat. M to Bat. B; 2d Lt. llenrv C. Davis, from
Bat. II to Bat. M, vice 2d Lt. Louis Ostheim,
from Bat. M to Bat. H;2d Lt. John D. Barrette,
from Bat. E to Bat. M. vice 2d Lt. Archibald
Campbell, from Bat. M to Bat. E; IstLt. George
T. Bartlctt, to join his proper bat.; 1st Lt. John
R. AVilliams, from Bat. G to Light Bat. C, vice
1st Lt. Charles W. Ilobbs, from Light Bat. C to
Bat. G; 2d Lt. Louis Ostheim, from Bat. II to
Light Bat. C, vice 2d Lt. Ira A. Haynes, from
Light Bat. C to Bat. II; 1st Lt. George T. Bart-
lett, from Bat. L to Light Bat. F, vice 1st Lt.
Henry II. Ludlow, from Light Bat. F to Bat.
L; 2d Lt. John K. Crce, from Bat. D to Light
Bat. F, vice 2d Lt. Elisha S. Benton, from Light
Bat. F to Bat. D. 4th Art. 1st Lt. Clarence
Deems, from Bat. G to Bat. II. vice 1st Lt.
AValter S. Alexander, from Bat. II to Bat. G;
1st Lt. Charles D. Parkhurst, from Light Bat.
F to Bat. II, vice 1st Lt. Charles L. Phillips,
from Bat. II to Bat. A.; 2d Lt. Lucieu G. Berry,
from Bat. L to Bat. II.; 2d Lt. George F. Lan
ders, from Bat. C to Bat. H, vice 2d"Lt. Walter
N. P. Darrow, from Bat. H to Bat. E, and 2d
Lt. John E. McMahon, from Bat. E to Bat. C;
1st Lt. Peter Leary, Jr., from Bat. M Jto Bat. L,
vice 1st Lt. Charles L. Corthell, from
Bat. L to Bat. M; l6t Lt. Adelbert
Cronkhite, from Bat. A to Light Bat. F,
Sept. 1, 1890, vice 1st Lt. Charles D. Parkhurst.
5th Art. 1st Lt. AVilliam P. Duvall, from Bat.
M to Bat. G, vice 1st Lt. Elbridge R. Hills, from
Bat. G to Bat. M; 1st Lt. Samuel E. Allen, from
Bat. L to Bat. G, vice 1st Lt. William B. Homer,
from Bat. G to Bat. L; 2d Lt. John W. Ruck
man, from Bat. II to Bat. G, vice 2d Lt. Gustave
A S. Stevens, from Bat. G to Bat. H; 2d Lt.
Charles B. AVhecler, from Bat. M to Bat. G, vice
2d Lt. AVilliam Lassitcr, from Bat. G to Bat. M;
1st Lt. Elbridge R. Hills, from Bat. M to Light
Bat. F, vice 1st Lt. Frank Thorp, from Light
Bat. F to Bat. M; 1st Lt. Oliver E. Wood, from
Bat. A to Light Bat. D, vice 1st Lt. AVilliam F.
Hancock, from Light Bat. D to Bat. A: 2d Lt.
Gustave AV. S. Stevens, from Bat. II to Light
Bat. F, vice 2d Lt. Thomas Ridgway, from Light
Bat. F to Bat. II. The officers of the new detail
for the Art. School will report for duty at Fort
Monroe, Ara., Sept. 1, 1890, and those transferred
from the bats, serving at that station who are not
on detached service, under orders for such ser
vice, or transferred to light bats., except 1st Lt.
AVilliam B. Homer, 5th Art., will join their new
bats, within thirty days over and above the time
necessary to reach them in the ordinary course.
Lt. Homer will remain on duty In connection
with the school until further orders. Those re
lieved from duty at the Art. School and trans
ferred to light bats, will, for the convenience of
the Government, delay joining their new stations
until Oct. 1, 1S90. The officers transferred to
the light bats, will report for duty therewith on
Oct. 1", 1890, when those relieved will proceed to
join their respective bats. Lts. Duvall, Allen,
Euckmau, aud AA'hecler, of the Sth Art., will
take station in New York City from the date of
departure of their respective bats, for the Pacific
Coast, and retain such station until their depar
ture for Fort Monroe under this order.
The extension of leave grauted Captain Henry
S. Howe, 17th Inf., is further extended 2 months
on surg.'s certificate.
The extensiou of leave granted Capt. Philip
A. .Remington, 19th Inf., on account of sick
ness, is further extended 0 months on account
Lieut. Charles A. Varnum, 7th Cav., Is
granted 3 months' leave, June 15.
Lieut. Colville P. Terrett, Sth Inf.. is or
dered to the encampment of the Georgia mi
litia, June 10, for the purpose o instruction
and inspection of the troops,
The following are appointed cadets to West
Point: Edwin AVilliams, Berwick, 17th DIst. of
Penn.; Frank David Ely, Rock Falls, 7th 111.;
Arnold Arkester, AVashington, 2d hid., with E.
R. Dixon, of Mitchell, as alternate.
Lieut. Col. Charles G. Bartlctt, 1st Inf., is
granted 2 months' leave, May 15,
Lieut. John E. McMahon, 4th Art., Is or
dered to AVest Point, Aug. 1.
Capt. Charles II. Noble, Kith Inf., is granted
0 months' leave, Aug. 20.
Lieut. Nathan S. Jarvls, asst. 6urg., Is re
lieved from duty at Camp AVade, Kingfisher,
I. T, and ordered to Fort Verde, A. T.
Maj. Otho E. Michaells, Ord. Dept., in chargo
of the Kennebec Arsenal, died Thursday nignt
at Augusta, Me., of nervous prostration,
brought on by his narrow escape from drown
ing while attempting to rescue his children last
THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.
tjuuscriue ior inn sunday iii:iiai.d yuc. per
month, delivered at your residence early Sun
Lieut. Coindr. Samuel Holding, of the receiving-ship
Franklin, is granted 1 month's leave.
Lieut. AVilliam Kilburn is ordered to the receiving-ship
Ensign AVilliam A. Gill is detached fi na the
Ranger, and ordered to the naval ord. proving
Civil Eng. C. C. Wolcott is detcched from the
.Mare Island Navy Yard, and plp.ccd on waiting
Civil Eng. Frank O. Maxson h detached from
the Washington Navy Yard, and ordered to duty
at Mare Island, May 25.
The Yantic arrived at the Brooklyn Navy
Lieut. Col. James C. McKee is grauted 1
mouth aud 15 days' leave.
The Baltimore started on her recent trip to
6ea from Norfolk with several seams amidships
newly caulked, in order to prevent leakage.
The civil eng, of the Norfolk Navy Yard 6tatps
that the vessel was considerably strained when
placed in the new timber dock there, causing
a leakage before the water was entirely pumped
out of the dock, aud that the caulking was
necessary in order to allow the vessel to go to
sea. AVhat has caused this is not positively
kuowu, but lt is generally believed that it is due
to bad docking.
Lieut. Col. Anson Mills, 4th Cav., is relieved
from temporary duty at Fort Bliss, Texas, and
ordered to report to the comdg. gen. of the Div.
of the Pacific for assignment to a station.
Lieut. Simon C. A'cdder, 19th Inf., is granted
1 month's extension of leave on surg.'s certifi
cate. Capt. Johu de B. AV. Gardiner, is ordered be
fore the retiring board at Foit Leavenworth,
Kan., for examination.
A geueral court-martial met at Benicia Bar
racks, Cal., Friday, April 2."), consisting of the
following officers: Maj. John II. Janeway,
surg.; IstLt. Frank dc L. Carrington, 1st Inf.;
lst"Lt. Charles B. Vodges, 1st' Inf.; 2d Lt.
Everett E. Benjamin, 1st Inf.; 2d Lt. George
AV. Kirkham,lstluf.; 2dLt.SydneyA.Cloman,
1st Inf., and 1st Lt. John S. Mason, Jr., 1st Inf.,
The Fish Commisslou steamer Albatross has
been placed in thorough repair at Mare Island,
Cal., and will shortly sail for the Aleutian Isl
ands. The Ranger was placed in dry-dock at
Mare Island Tuesday, and the work of refitting
her will be pushed night and day.
Lieut. Comdr. Henry W. Lyon has reported
his return home, being detached from the com
mand of the Nipsic April 4, and is placed on
Surg. II. P. Harvey is detached from the
Ranger, and ordered to proceed homo and await
P. A. Eng. A. C. Heffinger is detached from
the Portsmouth (N. II.) Navy Yard, aud ordered
to the Ranger.
The Pensacola, with the African eclipse expe
dition on board, will shortly arrive at New York.
The wife of Chief Eng. AVilliam S. Smith, the
eng. lately detached from the Charleston, died
Tuesday, at Cheyenne, AA'yo , on her way with her
husband to this city. A surgical operation had
been performed upon her recently at San Fran
cisco, and as she seemed improving they started
East in the hope the trip would prove benefi
cial. The remains were brought to this city,
and the funeral took place yesterday from As
Lieut. John C. FrGmont is detached from the
AVashington Navy Yard, and placed on wait
Lieut. Allan G. Paul is ordered home from
the North Atlantic Squadron to act as Sec.
Tracy's naval sec, taking the place of Lt.
The Baltimore has returned to Norfolk, and
is preparing for her trip to Baltimore.
A letter received from Asst. Eng. Gustav
Kaemmerliug, at present stationed at Glasgow,
Scotland, announces the birth of a son April 11.
At the Rock Island Arsenal Tuesday $30,000
worth of damage was done to the coffer dam by
Ever since his appointment as chief of the
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing Paymr. Gen.
Looker has been working night aud day to re
duce the financial system of this dept. to a more
business-like basis, and consequently is at pres
eut serioutly ill of nervous prostration. He is
under the treatment of Dr. Rixly.
The final horse-power trial of the Aresuvius
takes place some time this week. The vessel
will run over a five-mile course and be required
to develop an average of 3,200 indicated horse
power. If this speed is obtained she will with
out doubt be accepted at once.
The Marion arrived at San Francisco Thurs
day from China, having been ordered to report
at that city on or about May 1. She is in good
condition, and likely will he recommissloned
for duty in the Pacific.
The run of the torpedo-boat dishing on
Thursday from Newport to New York, in "spite
of strong winds and heavy seas, was the fastest
on record between those cities. The run was
made in G hours and 57 minutes, or 7 minutes
quicker than any other vessel.
Proposals for the construction of cruiser No.
0, a vessel of 5,000 tons displacement and twin
screws, will be opened at the Navy Dept. June
10. The ship will have 0 boilers, which will
be the largest ever built in this country.
The Baltimore is ordered to Baltimore not
later than May 10. and must leave there May
14 for Hayti, where she will report to Rear
Adm. Gherardl, corndg. the North Atlantic
Squadron, as his flagship. The board of inspec
tion report that the vessel, on her recent sea
cruise, made an excellent showing, making 10
knots under natural draught aud S knots with
1 boiler, 1 propeller, and the other propeller
EnsIgnsWalterS.Burke and Creighton Church
ill are detached from the Ranger, and ordered to
tue uuarieston: r.nsigns.1. J.. .Jaynes and a. .u.
Beecher are detached from the Charleston, and
ordered to the Iroquois; Ensigns A. I. Long
and Francis Boughter are dotaohed from the
Portsmouth, and ordered to the Asiatic station,
per steamer, May 21.
Ensign Fltz A. Hiintoou is detached from the
coast-survey 6teamur McArthur.
The official details of officers at the Naval
Academy for the summer are as follows: First
detail (Juno 7 to July 15) Lt. Comdr. Swln
burne, Lts. Garvin, Howard, C. B. T. Moore,
Potts, aud Walling; Ensign Hood, Asit. Ensigns
Wood aud Aldenllee, and Kuslgu Williams.
Second detail (July 15 to August 22) Lts.
Wood, Baker, Galloway, ('resap, and P. A.
Ensigns Barton aud Deulg, Lt. Gearing, aud
Ensigns SafTord and Capohart. Third detail
(August 22 to September l$0 Lts. Bowman,
Potter, Brlggs, Low, Merrlam, Ilosley, and
Orchard, P. A. Ensign Little, and Ensigu
Phelps. The followlug Is the detail for tho
practice cruise: Comilr. Glass, commanding; Lt,
Comdr. Gilpatrlck; wceoutive officer, Lt. Harbor;
instructor in navigation, Lt. Clason; uavigators,
Lts. Cutler, Daniels, and Dodge: ensign, Miner
Dresscl: chaplain, S. Pawson; Paymr. Hobbs;
Surg. Mackie, and As6t. Surg. Lowndes.
Tho orders received at the Norfolk Navy
Yard to prepare tho Petrel for sea within a
week can hardly be fulfilled, as tho damage
done to her machinery upon her trial trip will
require much time to repair.
It Is expected that the Iroquois, now under
going repairs at the Mare Island Navy Yard,
will make her second attempt to reach Samoa
aud relieve the Mohican in about two weeks,
by the way of Honolulu. The Mohican, upon
her relief, will sail to Auckland for supplies,
and from thence to tho western coast of South
Lieut. A. N. AVood is detached from tho receiving-ship
Independence aud ordered to tho
Surg. J. 11. Gains is detached from the Army
and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark., and
granted six months' sick leave.
The Chicago, Yorktown, Boston, and Atlanta
have loft Malta for Algiers.
On Thursday bids were opened at the Bureau
of Medicine and Surgery for repairs aud addi
tions to tho steam heating apparatus at the
Brooklyu Naval Hospital. The Q. N. Evans
Co., of New York, were the lowest bidders, at
Lieut. N. II. Barnes is detached from tho
receiving-ship New Hampshire, and granted
Sec. Tracy returned yesterday from a 6hort
trip to Brooklyn.
Asst. Surg. L. AV. Spratllng is ordered to the
Army and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark.
The revenue cutter Bear has sailed
Subscribe for Tun Sunday Heiiald 20c. per
month, delivered at your residence early Sun
On account of the limited accommodations of
the armory of the 3d Batt. tho maximum num
ber of enlisted men iu each co. will hereafter bo
restricted to SO. Comdrs. whose cos. have
already reached tho above limit, may place
candidates under instruction in the setting up
drill, salutes, and foot movements, but will not
uniform or equip them until they arc regularly
enlisted. After June 1 next no new enlistments
will be made in 3d Batt. until the termination
of the annual encampment in July.
Nearly 1,000 people assembled in the big drill
hall at the Market Armory Monday night to
witness the individual competitive drill of the
Marion Rifles. Shortly after 8 o'clock 35 meu
commanded by 1st. Scrgt. Balsh marched in, fol
lowed by the officers of the co. Capt. Daly
took command and Capt. Ourand, of the AVash
ington Light Infautry Corps, acted as judge.
After an hour aud a half of steady drilling the
line was reduced to 3 men Sergts. Gavin aud
Lewis aud Private IIohofT. At "the expiration
of 15 or 20 minutes the contest was brought to a
close by the declaration of Private Honofl as
the victor. He was presented with a handsome
During this month the D. N. G. marksmen
who make over 05 at the riflo range are to have
special practice. The best shots will be selected
and improved by continuous practice, as it is
proposed to organize a team in the name of the
Capital ot tue l. b. to contenu witn ine woriu
famed teams at Creedmore and elsewhere.
For the purpose of ascertaining the fitness or
the nou-com. officers of the 3d Batt. for the po
sitions they hold, those who have not already
passed au examination will be ordered before
the batt. board. Those fouudcompetentwill be
coutinued iu their present grades, and those
against whom an adverse report is made will
be allowed thirty days within which to prepare
for a second examination. The positions of
such non-com. officers as fail at both examina
tions, should there be any, will bu declared
vacant. Due notice will be given of these ex
aminations. Now that the warm weather has begun Troop
A, President's Cav., are mounting their steeds
every Sunday morning, with full equipments,
and seeking quiet and sequestered spots in the
country, where carbine and pistol practice may
be indulged. This morning quite a large party
of the troop leave for Fort A ashington.
The muster rolls of the 3d Batt. for the year
ending April 30, 1S90, show that tho batt.
gained by appointment, enlistment, and trans
fer, 254 men during the year. During the same
period 100 men were lost by resignation, dis
charge, and transfer. The aggregate strength
on April 30 was 200.
Tho drill reports of the cos. of tho 3d Batt.
for April show the following strength: Co. A,
4(5; Co. B, 79; Co. C, 53; Co. D. 77. Average
attendance Co. A, 39.4; Co. B, 54.5; Co. O,
40.1; Co. D, 48.1. Percentage of attendance
Co. A, 60; Co. B, G9; Co. C, 7G, and Co. D, 02.
The Fencibles are drilling five nights a week
now in anticipation of their intended trip to
Two Important Bills Reported.
From the Committee on Commerce, Senator
Fryo reported yesterday a bill to place the
American merchant marine engaged in foreign
trade on an equality with that of other nations;
also, a bill to provide for ocean mail service be
tween tho United States and foreign 6tates and
to promote commerce. Mr. Fryo mado some
explauatorj' remarks in support of these meas
ures. Messrs. A'est and Coke, Democratic
members of the committee, dissented entirely
from the report of the majority in favor of these
bills, saying that In order to encourago tho car
rying trade of the United States it seemed to
them that the first step is to removo all obsta
cles to our commerce with foreign countries;
aud that so long as tho system of legislation
which now prevails, and which discourages
commerce with foreign nations, is continued,
we need not expect, by any subsidies (which
are, in their judgment, against tho Constitution
of the United States, and against all tho de
mands of public policy) to bring about what wo
are systematically endeavoring to prevent.
Free Transportation to Garrett Parle.
A large numbor of our best citizens availed
themselves of tho liberal oiTer of free tickets to
Garrett Park last week. This unu&ual method
of calling attention to the beauties and advan
tages of this unequaled suburban location will
be continued to-morrow, Tuesday, and Wednes
day. The managers of Garrett Park evidently
believe they have a splendid property, as they
advertise macadamized avenues, stone gutter
ways, delicious spring water, abundant shade,
a large general store, several handsome resi
dences, and an altitude of nearly four hundred
feet, which insures freedom from tho malaria
and mosquitoes that characterize so much of
the low land east of the District. Attention is
called to the display advertisement on another
-Snyder & AVood, Tailors. 423 11th street N. AV.
CIVIL. SERVICE SEARCH.
Tho Charges Preferred Against the Com
mission BIrcubsciI l'ro anil Con.
The House Committee ou Reform iu the Civil
Service was engaged yesterday In hearing argu
ments on tho evidence taken by it upon tho
charges preferred against the Civil Service Com
mission. Representative Ewart, who has been
conducting the case for tho prosecution, mado
tho opening argument aud reviewed at length
tho evidence taken. He claimed that the evi
deuce sustained the charges, and he dwelt upou
the case of Campbell and "Civil Service
Coachcr" Flynn, to whom he referred as "a
miserable scoundrel," and said his testimony
was an infamous lie; also the case of Bailey,
stenographer, who was promoted without ex
amination, and of Shidy, who after having
been discharged from Milwaukee post office
was appointed, at the recommendation of the
Civil Service Commissionrto a place in the Cen
sus Office. He (Mr. Ewart) was charged with
being a spoilsman, but he declared that he
novcr recommended a man for office when ho
was guilty of perjury and he knew that fact, a&
Mr. Roscvelt had done when he recommended
Shldy for appointment in tho Census Office.
Mr. Roosevelt mado tho principal argument
ou behalf of the Commission. He repelled the
charge that the Commission, by manipulation
of the rules and regulations, had brought about
results in violation of tho law, that it'had been
in collusiou with Departmental officers to vio
late the law and secure places for favorites, and
had condoned offenses committed by members
ot one party while condemning them if com
mitted by members of the other. He had
branded these charges as unqualified falsehoods.
Mr. Roosevelt said he did not feel any special
admiration for the unfortunate Shidy, but de
clared that "Shidy stands as far above Hatton
as day above night." In conclusion, Mr. Roose
velt said: "It is really remarkable that the
most rancorous and mendacious, albeit singu
larly unintelligent, malevolence, after resorting
to every means to procure evidence against us,
has been unablo to point to so much as a single
error of judgment on our part. The simple
truth is that we are being assailed, not for hav
ing adminl6teied the law nadly, but for having
administered it well."
Commissioner Lyman Thompson occupied,
the remainder of the time allotted to the Com
mission. ANNAPOLIS NOTES.
The cadets of the first class visited the ord
nance proving grounds AVeduesday.
Nearly all of the class of '8S have reported;
for their final examination, which will take
place May 10.
There are to be two more hops given by the
cadets of the first class, and one "more by tho
officers, ending with a promenade concert May
24. The following week the annual examina
tions will take place, and thea, what makes
life worth living to every cadet, comes "that
week in June." The farewell ball, '91 to '90,
will be given the night of graduation day,
The hop last Saturday night, given,
by the officers, was largely attended.
Among those present were Mfss Sampson,
Commander and Mrs. Glass, Lieutenant a"nd
Mrs. Wood, Captain and Mrs. Bartlctt, Ensign
and Mrs. Hood, Lieutenant-Commander aud
Mrs. Sperry, Chief Engineer and Mrs. Fitch,
Mrs. Campan, Miss Campan, Lieutenant and'
Mrs. Cutler, Passed Assistant Surgeon Harmon,
Lieutenant and Mrs. Baker. Ensign and Mrs.
Harlow, Mrs. Hendrickson, Miss Goforth, En
sign and Mrs. Phelps, tho Misses Dresel, Ensign
and Mrs. Dresel, Ensign Capehart, Mrs. Hol
combe, of the Naval Academy; Miss Fay, Miss
AValton, tho Misses Murray, the Misses Claude,
Mr. and Mrs. Munroe, and many others from
The Consular and Diplomatic Bill.
The House yesterday passed the Consular and1
Diplomatic Appropriation bill after a brief de
bate generally in opposition to the measu'ro,.
in which Republican opposition to reciprocity
was condemned; the Adminlstratiou was crit
icised for keeping secret the proceedings of tho
Pan-American Congress, although, despite
blunders of management, the conference had
been a success, and the diplomatic system was
denounced as useless, vicious, and unrepublican.
To Pass the River and Harbor Bill.
Representative Henderson, of Illinois, chair
man of tho House Committee on Rivers and
Harbors, intends to make an effort to-morrow to
havo passed by the Houso tinder suspension of
tho rules tho River and Harbor Appropriation
bill. To suspend the rules a two-thirds ma
jority is necessary, which ho is encouraged to
believe can be obtained for tho bill.
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