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: -,rw'"'TK J'PWW"" .oa wjw" iiifiii'iiiiiihmimuprtiii )iiiMpiiw)ipiii wMHieii'wihiffiiii 1 The Washington Oeitic rtas 22B YEAR tfO. 6,710. WASHINGTON, D. C, SUNDAY, FEMIUAUY 0, 1800. IMJK'E FIVE OIB NTS. i ws or tiik out,ii in ntttisr. Lnonl Fust Washington Is seriously troubled by 0 KaiiR of burglars. Itccordor Bruoo lias onterod upon tho dis charges of his dntlos. A xyndlcatu hai purolmsod Wor nicy's Hotel, and bold the property at ?209,00). Chief Clork McGinn of tho noalth Ofilco Says that tho Rrlp Is a thlnjr of tho past. Tiie cOrnor-stono of tho Oornnn Orphan Asylum, on flood Hope IIIU, will bo laid this -afternoon. rroilcrlckPlnkney, colorod, was sentenced to three inonthi In jntl yesterday for killing Jaraos Henry. A row' has been railed In tho llureau of Eu KiavliiRandt'rlntlngby tho appolntmentot 11 colored glib Noi man Ward, tho Rovornmont steam ox lert, will mako an oinmlnntlon of Score tiivy Tiaey's houso, with a vlow to dotormln InK w bcthor tho steam hotting arrangomeuts liad anything to do with tho flro. Dr. IloalPs trial will bo hold to-morrow. The South Capital Street Drldgo Associa tion yesterday appointed a commllloo to wilt uponthe Secretary of War nnd prosont iiiRiimontsIn favor of tho bridge. Inspector Of Plumbing Robinson has ro portcd to tho Commissioners In favor of the bill lavorcd by tho Master Plumbers' Associ ation, and ho advises that tho Government buildings bo embraced In Its provision'). Arthur 81ms, an nndortakor, was chargod In the Police Court yesterday with violating the health regulations In burying throo In fants undor a South Washington shanty. It i claimed that ho stolo tho oolllns and gravo clothes. Tho case was continued until Tuesday Governmental. Captain Joseph W. Klngof Illinois has been appointed superintendent of tho Pension Building. Tho majority and minority reports on the liropoied node of rules for tho House liavo lioen made public. Jtaln leaked through the root of tho vaults In tho Senate terrace yesterday and tendered the clectrlc-llght dynamos uselosj. Public hearings have beoulolosoi In the House Committee on Territories on the bill for tho admission of Idaho as a Btato. Drunkenness and cruelty havo been charged against Captain II. A. Hoaly of tho revenue steamer Bear. Thoy will be Inves tigated. The total amount of' bonds purchase! by tlio Government from August3, 1637, to dato is $2(9,143,100, effectleg a saving of $G0, 4!K,!K)3. The President Ji.3 approvod the not to prj Vide ccrtlflcatesof honorablesorvlce to those who have sorved In tho Navy or Marino Corps and who bavo lost ttem Household effects wbloh have been In pos sesion of tho Importer for moro than ono year, but which have not been In use during that time, are exempt from duty Postofllce Inspector Fleming has arrested at Chicago Bavld O. Oallear, George E. Mo l'adden, junior and senior; Annie Hums and V. II. Marshall tor Improper uio of tho malls. Postmaster Duckworth of Slmra, da., has complained to the Postofllce Department that bo Is prevented by threats of violence from taking his oHlcc. Ho hns been assured of protection. In the case of Joseph Iiedfern, who wants the Government to restoro to their former condition tho buildings formerly used by the Signal Bureau tho First Comptroller has de cided that the claimant must go to Congre-ss or tho couits for relief. Domestic. Congressman James Fholan has declared Ids Intention of resigning. Sickness, he snys, makes It Impossible for him to attend to his duties. Captain Hamilton of Baltlmoro will offer a handsome plcco of sllvor as a special prize at tho coming bench show of tho Maryland Kennel Club. In the examination of witnesses In tho fa mous Navassa murder trial at Baltlmoro, Charles W. Itoby gave a graphlo rocltulof the attack mado on him in the mine. A jury at MansfiolS, Ohio, has awarded 121,83) against tho New York, Erie and "Western Hallway for injurlos sustained by "W.B. Miller at Akron about two years ago. The United States Supremo Court has Issued an Injunction restraining tho Stato of Minnesota from collecting taxos lovied in that Stato on the Pullman Palace Car Com pany. The Boaid of Drainage Commissioners of Chicago havo passed an ordinance providing forihe Immediate Issuoof gl.OOO.OOOIn twenty yesr bonds. Steps will bo takon on tho part of certain property owners to test tho legal ity of the lssuo. Captain Norman II. Tarquabar lof tho "United States steamer Trenton has been awarded a gold medal for bravery displayed in rescuing tho officers and crew of tho Van dalla at Apia In ISM. The last of the famous Barlow collection of books and manuscripts were disposed of in New York yostcrday. The sales for tho day aggregated $21,600, and for tho six day I&VWJ. This was the largest sale of books ever held in Amorica. George W. Rich has been arrested at Chi cago, charged with tho using of tho United States malls for fraudulent purposes. Ho was receiving SM a day on an average by ad veitlsing. for young men to-address circulars and getting them to advanco some money. BECAUSE SHE IS BLACK. Government Printers Will Not Have Her for An Assistant. BUREAU OF ENQIUVWG IN REVOLT. Senator Hiscock Said to Have Helped Her to tho Aprointment. rrntirr rinoil l l'retty anil Intelll c nt Secretary Wltiiloin Sny Olll ilut Action Alny I!n Tnkun Seim tor llutler DIsctisaM Die Mutter. Foreign. 'I hero has been a heavy fall of snow In Fa 'Chuoa, Mexico. The failure of an operator has caused 1 ranlo in tho Paris oil markot. Tho municipal authorities of Oporto will subscribe to the fund for tho national do fence, Dom Pedro's grandson, PrlnocIAugustus, of Saxe-Coburg has been placed in a mad house, Tho Influenza is said to prevail to an ularmlng oxtont In tho rural districts of Mexico. Portugal may dissolve tho municipal coun cil of Lisbon for encouraging tho Anti-British agitation. Jlr. Gladstone has rofuted tho offer of $30,000 a year by an American firm for every thing bo, writes. Tho Mexican Financier says that the con Btvuctlon of a railroad from Matarnoras to Monterey will soon bo begun, Seuhor J. d'Andrado Corvode of tho Por tuguese Council of Stato, has challenged Glynn retro, the British Minister. The Twelfth (Moxlcau) Infantry bavo met the Yaqul Indiana and aro driving them jiorthward. Aright Is expected hqurly. Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria has offered ioabdtcato, but tho Mlalster will not allow it, Meanwhile suspicion rolgns In SoQa, The Lisbon Commercial Association has expelled tho English members, complaining of the treatment to which they were sub jected. A movement Is eald to be on foot to In rteasopassengcrand freight rates on Trans Atlantic lines, owing to the Increase in tho Vi Ice of coal. Tho committee authorized by tbo Russian Government has prepared a plan for the through Slborlun railway to bo complotcd In ten years. Tho total lougth Is to bo i,3"3 jullea and the total cii3t 250,000 roublos. Jerome's new play, ' Now Lamps for Old," was produoea last night in London at Terry's 'i'hcati'o, It Is called a comedy, but its funis farcical It was well received, and at the cud there were warm oallsfor tho author, Tho London TeUgrap sajs that the report of tho Paraell Commission will vigorously deal with the forgerlos, but will not oxonor utePftrnell from a failure to soparato polltl cat organizations f'om organizations tha V'ero openly criminal. Tlio Sect clary of the Treasury nnd tlio Chief ot the Uurcaii of Kuvavlng nnd Printing .110 destined to have a con lltct with the Washington pltito printer". Tlicnntagonlstic feeling of tho Intler has been aroused by the appointment on last Monday of a colored woman as n plntc-priutcrs' assistant. TUoptlutcr io whom she was assigned objected to en ch association, aud his appeal to the union was supported. A commlllco Of the union appealed and instructed tho printers to tefuto the assistance of the new appointco, promising to protect thu men from injur' resulting from such lcfusals. The committee visited Secretary Windom on Friday and laid the matter bcfoie him, He claimed that tho ap pointment wus made under Democratic civil service regulations, and refused to have the objectionable appointee trans fened to other work. The committee urged that Siuch labor had been hitherto pciformcd by white women, .and that the present circumstance was unjust to the picscnt employes. Tho Secretary gave them no satisfaction, and tho com mittee determined to resort to wnrliko measures, or at least more convincing influence than committee appeals. Objection to the new appointee was also taken by the women employed in tho bureau, and one of them visited tho chief to remaik, "You'd bettor not put that 'nigger' up here." Yesterday tlicro were found to exist two vacancies among the printers' assistants and tho suggestion that cither of the two platc-pvlnters should accept the latest appointee met with prompt refusal from both of them Messrs. Fied. Johnson and Levy. A h tlcry was resorted to as a means of impattial assignment. The new as hfctat.l drew the ballot representing 3lr. Johnson's press, and on the an nouncement of the result that gentle 11 an tciideii'it his resignation. The Chief refused in accept this, prefciring to dismiss Johnson from the force. Jlr. Levy was then tendered, and he, too, handed in his resignation. Tho matter, as they Bay on Capitol Hill, then "went over until Monday," when Mr. Levy will piobably be formally dis missed. A visit to tho printing rooms at tho llureau ot Engraving and Printing by a Ciiitic reporter showed tho girl wait ing, Micawber like, for "something to turn up." She is abright-coloied, good looking mulatto, very well educated and di esses better than the majoiity of the hard-working white girls of the llureau. Her name is Francos Flood, and she delights in being known famil ial ly n- "Frank." Sho is fiom tho State of New York, and is said to havo received her appointment at the in stance of Senator Hiscock. Tho salary of a plato-priutcr's assistant is $1.23 per day. A prominent plate printer said to Tun CuiTio man: "Wc did not call tho meeting for the purpose of drawing tho color line. We have bceu considering the promiscuous appointments of our assistants without our consent for some time. It is claimed that the woman Flood passed a civil service examina tion and is entitled by law to work somewhere; that there is no other vacancy, and therefore she must be al lowed to work as a printer's assistant. "Ourmeoting last night," tho same man said, "was not for the purposo of objecting to the coloicd woman, but to appoint n committee to draft a motcst against the promiscuous appointment of plate-printers' layers and to take certain other action which I am not at libcilyto make public." Another employe said every pinto pintcr in the employment of tho Gov ernment would walk out if the" authori ties insisted upon having Frank Flpod among them. Senator Hiscock was asked by a CitiTic man if ho had anything to say about tho matter, to which ho re plied: "No, I beliovo there is nothing 1 caro to say." Then, after reflecting a moment, tho Senator added: "You can say that I simply know nothing about it." Captain Meredith, referring to the subject, said: "I was surprised to see it slated in tho paper that Senator Ills cock had anything to do with tho mat ter. Tho young girl was certified to mo by tbo Civil Sorvlco Commission, and sho was in New York whon sho re eelved tho notice of her appointment. I had novcr seen her and know nothing about her or her color until sho tcported for duty. She parsed the civil sorvlco examination, and I assigned her to work lit tho Tlureau, hi compliance with law and with my duty, just as I had assigned scores of others. I could not act otherwise. Sho was placed as au assistant ton plate-printer, who refused to work with her. I was thcreforo compollcd to recommend hls'dischargo, Tho plate-printers then piotcsted, I boliovo that is tho wholo case In a nutshell." "What Is sho doing now?" "Sho Is waiting for another vacancy. When it occurs I will asblgn her again." "What if tho next plate printer you assign her to assist refuses also to work with her?" "Then I will bo compelled to rccouv mend his discharge, too." Secretary Windom, when asked" if ho had heard of a tin eateued revolt among the plate-printers in tho Bureau of En- graving aud Printing, replied: "I havo heard of some dissatisfaction." When asked ICthcic would be any nOlrlal ac tion taken ho said: "Thai will depend on circumstances." Ho was then interrogated as lo whether ornot It wosunvmiil lo appoint colored persons In the plate-printers' division of that bureau, lo which ho answered: "They arc appointed under civil scrvtco rules. I don't know t'sat any have been hetctoforo assigned for thatwoik. I do not believe any other statements me necessary or Important nt picfccnt. rirnnlor Chandler was seen by Tin: CitniC man, but would not talk on the subject. "Senator lluller said he had paid tho matter no attention. In fact," said he, "I don't know anything about tho cir cumstances of this Individual case. The impression has got out that lam un friendly to the negro nnd wnnt to send him to Africa. Now, I don't want lo do anything of tho soil, nad thcic is nothing of the kind in.my bill. I do not dislike the negro at nil, (uite tho contrary. Tho purposo of my bill was to relieve the congostiou in'certain portions or the South and not to deport tho negro Deport, means to take out to take away from the coun try, nnd such was not the intcntton of my bill. The Southern-people hove no more piejudice against tho colored raco than peoplo In the Noith. That, I think I clearly demonstrated long ago. "As to expressing an opinion-regarding the case in tho Engraving llureau, lam scarcely competent to do so intelli gently because I don't know the wo man and I don't know tho man who was discharged on her account. There arc a great many persons who linve been crying and voting for tho political equality of the two races. They havo got it now and should not complain. These coloicd people are our political equals and they demand these offices, nnd, under existing con ditions, they have a light to them. I believe their appointment is nothing new. They are sprinkled plentifully through all tho Departments of the Government. ''I do not favor tho appointment of negroes to West Point and Annapolis, because 11 places them in 11 false posi tion a position in whlcli, justice is not and cannot be done the negro himself. This applies also to many other posi tions into which he is tin ust. There are some places even beyond or higher than seivants; in which, I think, ncgiocs do very well; but I will say frankly that I am not iu favor of placing th cm in positions where they como into contact with whites, against the will of the latter, because, as I stated before, it is not for tho best interests ot either whites or blacks." "Then you do not favor tho appoint ment of colored persons in tho Depart ments?" "I am not in favor of placiug them in positions where they aie among whites as equals. I don't think.lt is good for either race, and especially for tho negro, as! havo already-said.'' Theicwero many expressions of in dignation among coloicd people of the city last night who read the story in The Grant 1 "when thoy heard of the piinteis' action, though there was much surprise expressed when Frances Flood iccelvcd her appointment. - "It is about as haul," said a prom inent colored man last night, "for a camel to go through the eye of a needle as it is for one of my race to attain a good position in the Bureau of Engrav ing and Printing. Our surprise when it was learned that Miss Flood had iccelvcd an appointment un der Mr. Meredith was not as i gieat as that which was caused by the fact that Senator Hiscock had urged her appointment. He and "Sena tor Ingalls bear tho reputation among the colored people of novcr having as sisted ono of their number to a position under the Government. Another coloted man, in speaking of tho row which has been caused by Frances Flood's appointment, said: "This will give us a chance to sec how much Senator Hiscock cares about col ored people. If he Is in earnest about having his appointee retain her position, slie will hold it against all tho opposi tion which may bo brought against her." THE EMPEROR'S ROIIBMB England, France, Switzerland and Belgium Involve in It. WILLIAM'S SOCIALlSriO PROPOSITIONS Bills for tho Reich3tag to Bo Proparod by a Special Commission, In Vtlileh Wnrldngmcu nmt Umiiliircr Will lo Kqnnlly Krireenlo(l Ills iiinrck'n Dcminrtntliinit ol Itnillcal Jiloii Do Not i:nct tlio Kulnnr. against tho Lottery hill, while 1,873 others Indotscd It. Tho Lottery bill did not leach Its Second reading nnd was not referred, which delay looks llko weakening. There arc not two thirds for It in the House, and Senator Wlnshlp, the leader of tho opposition, claims thtce accessions to the Senate mluoiity, ranking Uovcn in that body, sufficient lo defeat Its passage over the Governor's veto. l-I.ATr'S SUIT DISMISSKI). Ilo Wanted u Kobbor lOnmloje to ainke Itcatltutton. Ciuc.UtO, Feb. -8. Judge Gresham to-day dismissed tho Suit of Thomas Piatt, president of the United States Express Company, against Herman B. Chapman for $11,000. Chapman was employed by the oxprcss compauy ut Ottawa, 111., and In tho courso of his duties camo into possession of a pack age containing $14,000 in currency. Before Chapman had; delivered tho money to the consiguee he says ho was held up and robbed. Chapman was made a defendaut in a suit for $14,000, brought by tho express compauy. Judgment was rendered for the plain tiff and Chapman was lodged in jail, lie secured his release finally on a tech nicality. In the meantime his lawyer had ap pealed to tlio United States Supremo Court which 1 averted tho decision of the Federal Court and remanded tho case. Chapman has pending In tho State courts a heavy suit for damages against tho express company and its olllcors for false urrcst and Imprisonment. New York Hrotlierhood'a Uroumla, Nuw Yohk, Fob. 8, .Tho directors ot tho New York Players' League Club to-day awarded contracts for tho build ing of tho grand-stand, fencing and grading of tho now grounds, Tho con tractor will go lo work Immediately, and tho grounds will bo got ready for the opening in Apill. Timely Advice, Tbo red and lihlto Bordeaux aud llur gundy wlucs shipped by J. Calve t it Co., (or which the Schoonmakor Co. and other lending dealers sro agents, are highly com mended by conuoUsouw everywhere. Try them aud judgo fofyourwlf. Copyright liy Neir York Associated ricn.1 Ilr.UMK, Feb. 8, Opinion incllucs to the view that the Emperor's Socialistic propositions will never lead to any piactlcal result and the more closely thciesciipls ate examined tho more the sceptlrism grows. It Is nlicady recognled as altogether Improbable Unit the Kuropcan powers, If eyer Invitid, will assent lo take part In such an international conference as that upon which thu Kmperor addresses Bismarck in his 111 st rescript. England, France, Belgium nnd Switzerland arc named by tho limperor as involved In his scheme, but this use of the names of those States has been made without any understanding with any of them. A (-pcciol commission will be con vened heto to prepare bills for the next ltclehstng. This is to he composed In equal ports of woikingmcu and em ployers. Stumni, who is next to Krupn, is the largest employer of labor in Ithineland, Is likely to preside over this commis sion, Its projects will be examined by i'nc council 6f state "before they are submitted to tholteichstng. The Council of State is not a body that possesses- in any degree tho conll ddnco and good will of the populace, and workiugmen murmur at the notion lhatitis first to sit in judgment upon the laws that are to initiate their new Utopiu. It is said, theiefore, that the Emperor will reorganize this body. It is now composed of eighty mem beis, fifty of whom aie ofllcials or gen ends, and theiu-aio only eight men in it, of whom Miguel is one, who havo any knowledge of industrial subjects. ThoEmpeior ptoposcs to appoint on this body a certain number of working men to assist in these deliberations. Tho effect of the decrees upon the decimal canvas, is that they actually Und to help the Socialist party. This i n &ui prise, because at the first moment it did not look that way. Indeed the theory that the decrees wore played as a gieat stioko in the same for vole3 stcincd to bo confirmed by the stagger ing effect they had nt tho first moment upon the Socialist propaganda, for Ihey seemed to make Socialism Itself unneces sary. lint Iho sober second thought is lo tlio effect that tho decrees aie an im perial iccognition that socialism . is right and wise. Hence the Socialists accept tho Emperor's decrees as tho monument of their victory over tho Chancellor, whoso repeated denuncia tions of their ideas as purely chimerical aie now forcibly quoted acalnst ltim. A'ollmar, speaking at Munich, said that the parly hailed with rojoicing tho piospect of improvement and progicss revealed by tho Emperoi's altitude, but insisted upon the necessity that Social ists must closo up their ranks in order to make sure the realization of the Em peroi's promises. It Is announced that the "New Heich stae; would achieve the long-pending unification of tho civil code, and thus make tho law of the land accessible nnd intelligible to all men, that It would reform the finances of the cmplioand intioduco a system and n scheme for the extinction of thu national debt. He piophesled that the electors would return a majority composed of men earnestly deshous of real work and determined in the loyal support of thu Government. His address has re vived the drooping spirits of tho Na tional Liberals in the Rciclislnud. In that part of tho cmpiie the ceaseless immigration of Germnus, supplanting the Fiench, is notably affecting the electorate and some former deputies, radical opponents of annexation, havo refused to stand. Minister Fhelps and his wife wcte Invited to dinner by I'liucu Uismarck to make tho acquaintance of tho family and drink a glass of Rhenish wine over the settlement of tho Samoan troubles. The dinner hour was an early one and the only person present exclusive of the family was Dr. Schweninger. After dinner they adjourned to tho library and tho Chancellor lighted his long pipe and sent for some whisky. Ho said It was n recent gift from a friend iu tho United States. Thus glo riously equipped for a social bout, tho Chancellor proposed and all drank tho health of tho I'icsldent of the United States. HER DYING MOMENTS. Mrs. Tracy's Last Hours Described for the First Time. MRS. RIIEEM TELLS THE TRAGIC STORY Faculty In Comment In Wiiahlngtoti. The announcement of tho passage by "ono branch of the North Dakota Legisla ture of a bill chattering nnd legalizing a Iottciyinllmt State, has attracted much attention in ofllclal circles, In view es pcciully of telegraphic advices that this legiMiillvc r.ction is in behalf of a branch of the Louisiana Lottery Com pany, against which tho United States l'ostolllco Department and tlio Depart ment of Justice have been waging a contest for many ycais. At the White House it is intimated that reports havu reached the President that persons who had been appointed to office, or were candidates for ap pointment, wcie piomoling this legis lation, and it was added that, should this prove to bo the cac, it would likely niovc fatal to them. Postmaster-General Wanatunker said with reference to this subject: "As Postmastcr-Gcneial, I cannot bo Inter viewed upon the subject of legislation enacted or proposcdTiy auy State, ex cept to express my legict that the malls or any of tho machinery or tho Govern ment should be used to any extent In any part of the country for tho furtherance of loltay schemes. If this kind of legislation is to suc ceed, Congress must be invoked to enact laws lo suppress this iniquitous business everywhere." "I was astonished beyond measure," said Attorney-General Miller, "to hear that any bill of that kind had gone through ono bianch of the North Dakota Legislature I had hoped and believed that tho day for the -chaitciing of new lotteries had gone by. That the Louisiana State Lottery, for instance, is 11 great public evil, I think is generally conceded, and 1 as little expected the Legislature of North Dakota to sanction u lottery as that the Legislature of Massachusetts would legalize polygamy." Full Possession of Every After the Terriblo Fall. Slie tfrcril Unr AttmiriitntH lo I.nvn Ilnr and Itc-cne Her llimlinml ami I)mmliter Knew That Ilimth IVni Aitrtrnnchlnjr. evening the Republicans .submitted to Iho Democrats n counter proposi tion asking that thu Republicans bo given the Speakership and Iho Democrats two-thirds of the minor olllces, the Republicins to take the first choice of the committees, tho Democrats tlio next two and th it Ihc remainder bo equally divided. Tlio other provisions are about tho same as the Democratic proposition. The mat ter will be discussed pilv.itely lielveon now and Monday and oauctwes will likely reach nn agieeiiiont before ses sion Monday afternoon. A 1IIO FIOUT IHIKWIKU. AjnerlcHii JVilerulion of l.nlior Pre imrlnc for thu Mn) Itattlo. Nr,v Yoiik, Fob. 8. Tlio Execultve Council of the Ameilcan Federation of Labor met loday at their hall, No. 21 Clinton'place, to make preparations for the inauguration of the eight-hour working day on May 1. A large mini her excommunications from nlllllnted Digitizations wcie icad, allot which gnc asnuanccs that stiikcs would bo sudcicd unless the eight-hour syi-tcm wcie adopted. It was said that the financial condition of the Federation weic such that it -'.'d maintain the stand to bo taken to a successful termination. The decision onwhich omani.ation shall take tho In itiative was deferred until nev.t month. Vice-l'iosidcnt Martin favmed desig nating the iron industry for this pur pose aud selecting Pittsburg as the enn tiid point, while I'icsldent Gompors thought that the iiist sliiko should bo anions tho membeis of the lindes organizations in this city, building 1151SH r.UAfilJll I'UNIIS. the FIGHTING TUF. r.OTl'KKY. Dcrcutlnc tlio Coinpanj'8 Scheme to i:nter Iorth Diiltotu. Minneapolis. Minx., Feb. 8. Tho Journal' Grand Forks, N. D., special says: A message ha3 just been received by Chief Justice Corlcss from Senator Wlnshlp at Uismarck, saying: "Tho lottciy schemo will bo defeated, and you can bet on It." Tho excitement Is running very high on this issue, Tho Journal Bismarck, N, D special says: A member of tho Douse Bays twenty members of that body havo agreed to sustain the Governor's veto of tho Lottery bill when It comes up. It will tako twenty-ono votes to defeat Its passage over a veto. Tho oppo nents of tho Lottery bill think it will surely ho killed cither bcfoio or after a veto, while It's friends aro very confi dent of winning. Fublle meetings aro being held all over tho State to consider tho schemo. St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 8. A Pionetr JY Blsmark, N. 1)., special says: "This was petition day In tho House, nnd l,4St persons presented petitions 1'renlitent I'ltzjreraHl AilUiesson Orgiinlatlou. Lincoln, Ni:n., Feb. 8. President Fitzgeiald of the Irish National League to-day issued an address to that organ ization iu which, after quoting edi torials from thu Chicago Times and Herald ridiculing the appeals of the league for funds, he says: "Wo rely upon your manhood, your devotion, your common sense not to he misled by Salisbury's reptile press; his subsidized Irish writeis, and those strong petrels of faction, who arc now tiying to demoralize you. Rust assured that Lhc ignominious defe.it of the London Times will bo the fate of its puny imitators on this side of the. At lantic," President Fitzgerald then makes a strong appeal for funds to assist tlio Irish tenants of Louth, Cork, Tippernry aud other counties, who have determined to leave their holdings in order that the efvtates liinj' present a valuation ap pioximato to their real wqrth according to existing agricultural prices where they aro sold under a peasant proprlc' torship law Instead of bringing their pro prietors an exhorbitant flguro based upon the showing of such rent rolls. Ho concludes by summoning tho national executive committee of tho League to meet at St. Louis on Wednes day, April 10, 1800. Conlltlence in Lenox IIUI Hunk. New Yohk, Feb, 8. Tho Lenox Hill Bank reopened at 10 o'clock this morning. As soon as thu doors swung back a crowd of about 100 depositors rushed In. Tho majority of them sought to draw money, but there wcro several who mado deposits. Fnnz "Wants the Fuss to Stoji, Louisville, Feb. 8. A special to tho C'oinfr-.oiiriioZ gives an Interview with Fanz, tlio man who was Ill-treatod at Aber deen, Miss., for lowering an cfuy of Sec retary Proctor. Ho says that ho had no thought of lowering It. Uo scos no reason for tlio fuss that has been made, and doesn't caro for Federal Interiontlou, OBITUARY. Medical Director Hudson, at tlio M.iro Island Navy-Yard, U dead. Major IliiRlies, organizor of tho Iltieby Colony, aud who served with distinction during tha Ci lmcanwar, died at Asbury I'ark yesterday. Iton, Trlmus Jones, who for a number ot years ha sold the first bale of cotton every season In tha South, died at Atlauta yestor day. Ho was alto a. member of tlia Legisla ture. Hugh V. Ilughos, tho tlate klnj! ot Troy, N.Y., died early yesterday morning, no camo from Wales when a niero boy and built unantmmomse business as well, as n large ort'une , Some Interesting details of Mrs Ti. try's dying moments are related by Mrs. lihccm, In whofo house 011 Seven Uenlh sttcet, nt the rear of the Tracy mansion, the Secretary and his wife were first cniried on tho morning of the flic. According to Mrs. Hhecmhcrnltcn lion fiom household affairs was fhslat traded by the sound of picicing screams, and tunning oul the back door the sight which greeted her was that of Mrs. Tracy hanging by her bauds from the wlndow-lcdgo while on the roof of the back building wildly gesticulating and calling for help was the cook. Mr. liuccni by this time had rushed out theback door to join his wife, and with the aid of a man who appeared in the alley-way climbed to the top or tho brick wall surround ing Judge Cox's gniden, as that of Iho Secretary was covered with a picpaiutlon of moitar and broken bottles. At the moment when he suc ceeded iu climbing down into tho gar den, with Iho idea of rushing up the back stairway and rescuing Mrs. Tracy from her perilous position, she let go her hold nnd fell to tho area. Strangely enough, the only outward sign of (lis figureincnl from tho fall was nbiuiso on one heel caused by striking it against a bov which stood near ono (if the win dows in the mca. With tho aid of tho butler Mr. Jthecm succeeded in raising her and carried her through the gateway into his own kitchen, and from there to the dining-room, where Mrs, lihccm by this time had hi ought a plentiful supply ot comfoits and pillows for the lounge on which Mrs. Tracy w.is placed and lemaincd for the brief hour during which she continued to biciithe. Dr. Wm. Muy wasthcflrst physician lo ar rive in icsponsc to a summons and re mained by her side until themommt of her death. Mrs. Tracy appeared in thu full pos session of every faculty and perfectly cognizant of her surroundings, for the first words after she was placed on the loungo was an anxious qucrry regardiug tho safety of the house in which she then was. Upon receiving a satisfactory answer she urged huratlendants to leave her without delay and aid In tho rescue of her husband and daughter about whom she continued to ask at intervals to the very last. To think of her beautiful houso all on fire," she murmured, and then lookliig at the Doctor, said: "I shall die. 1 have hurt myself internally. I think my back is biokcn, but I have no pain." Then, a moment later, overhearing someone iu the room icuinrk that if she had held on a few moments longer and not lumped she could have been res cued in safety, she quickly opened her eyes, and, looking at the speaker, said: "1 did not jump. I full." At this moment Mrs. IMieeiu's sister, a pleasant-faced old lady, entered the dining-room and told the Doctor that a bed wns In readiness as soon as he wished to movchls patient upstairs, and the Doctor, leaning over, prepared to lift her in his arms for that purpose. "No, no; do not move me. I could not bear It. I havo no pain, but I know that I shall die. I told you I was hurt internally," she said, with a faint smile, as the blood slowly trickled from her mouth. Now and then, as though to herself, Mrs. Tracy ejaculated, "My God! my Godl" then, rousing up, would ask again for her husband or childicn. When President Harrison entered tho room she recognized him, and, holding out her hand, called him by the formal title, "Mr. Pie-iiilcnt," to which she had been always accustomed on all state occasions. When the Scaetary was brought thiough tho back gate of his own prem ises into the l.hecm's kitchen his groans wcie so loud that it was feared they would agitato thu dying woman, but, though someone hastily closed tllC door of the passage leading to tho kitchen, she seemed wholly unconscious of the sound, or of her husband's prox imity, and, save for ono last Inquiry after her beloved ones, neither moved nor tpoke again. Secretary Tracy drove out with his son and the Piesldent for a short tlmo yostcrday, as even tho slight change in spite of the dcpicssing weather was a wokomo after the harrowing morning he had spent. Mr, Frank Tracy Is authority for tho statement that the Secretary will resume his ofllcial duties at the Depart ment to-morrow and n few days there after will leave the city for a brief Southern trip. Nothing very definite has yet been decided in regard to tho destination or length of tho journey. nmimi.si.Y .ssai;(.ti:ii. A Toiinc Clilciiuo Mini Sliihlieil liy IIU Illiitliir-ln-l.inv, Chic.uki, Feb. 8 A sensational af fray occiii red this evening on Clark street In fionl of the Chicago Opera Home, between two young men, W. I'. Seidell and his brother-in-law, J. II. Wing. A dlvoico suit has em blttercd the pair and they were ex citingly discussing the matter when Wing dirw a knife and ripped a three-inch gash in .Seidell's throat, then made a lunge at Seldcn's back, Inflicting 11 dangerous wound. Tho scene caused gieat ox cilement on the sttcet. Wing sprang at his victim and made u dcspuinlc ef foit to cut his tlnoat. Thau was a brief stiuggle, and this saved Seldcn's life, as Wing could uso his knlfo only once more befoic be was seized by the bystandcisand held until the arrival of an officer. The street was filled with people on their way to the theatre, and thu bloody act they witnessed caused several ladles to faint. Seldcn may pos sibly lecovcr. MU. TRACY'S GRATITUDK He Meets the Men ho Rescue I Him From Death. THEY TELL HIM THE SAD DETAILS. President Harrison Sends Hi3 Carriags for Chief Engineer ParrU. Iiulilcntu of tlio Fire ltnrnlleil by tlm .Scrretnry, Who In Aflocllnc Word, 'llinnkn (tin Ciller, IIU Alliit, Hmr Wrlclit, ami Oltlcnr Cuttnll. KANSAS CITY'S TKARIIIIV, l.'riuln FIimIIu, KIIIk ITIvhUi llclmllve KanhsCitv, Mo., Feb. 8. Ddwin Findlay shot and killed Joseph Carr late this aftcinoou. Edwin Findlay is a politician, and one of thu best-known sporting men in the West. Joseph Carr wns a private detective whom Findlay long ago discovered dogging bis footsteps. Findlay caused his arrest on a charge of attempted rohbeiy, as Carr stopped him on the stiect l 1 o'clock In the morniuc and acted suspiciously. It tinned out, however, that Carr had been hired by Findlay's wife to shadow him and report to hei his misconduct. Since that time Findlay and Carr have looked upon each other with suspicion, and Ciiir, it Is alleged, has often threatened Findlay's life. Their iclations became still more un pleasant when Findlay accused Carr of having a iclation with his (Findlay's) wife. The two men met face to face this nftetnoon at the corner of Third Elicctand Grand avenue. Kye-witnesses saw them exchange a few nngiy words, and then Findlay drew his icvolvcr and fired six shots into the detective's brdy. Carr died almost instantly. Findlay wns auestcil, nrraigncd before Justice Woithcr and committed with- Ollt'Jia.U,' A 1'ntlll i:)ilihlon lit Ml. I'iiiiI. St. Pai'i,, Minx., Feb 8. At 0 o'clock this evening an explosion in the washing und honing 100m of tho coal oil dcpeii'iicnt of one of the build ings of the St. Paul tias I debt Com- nanv, lcsultinc m the dealii ot Dan iel Desmond and thu of Mai tin Cm inn, Chris Conley, Michael Mnboiicy and J. Simmons. The force of thu explosion was terrific, tho buildings for four blocks being shaken by it, tlio building itself wiccked, and the repoit of the ex plosion heaid for miles mvay. Just what caused the explosion is not known. The iujuied weie taken to the nearest hospital, wheio their injuries weie dressed. Ceuoriil Mieriunn Cclelir.Ki's. Ni:w Yoiiif.Feb. 8. General William T. Sherman celebrated the 70lh anni versary of his birthday this evening at his home, No. ?."i West Seventy-fust street, by cntei mining at dinner Senator John Shennon, Chauncey M. Depew, General Thomas Kwing.General Wager Svayne, Joseph II. Choatc, Colonel J. M. Wilson, superintendent of West Point; Mayor Grant, Mayor Cliapin of Drooklyn, Augustin Daly, J. W. Plnchot, Logan C. Murray and John J. Knox. General Sheimnn was In the best of health and spirits. Dining tho day he received numerous dispatches and letters containing the congiatula tions of his friends. IOWA'S DKA1H.OCK. Oooil l'rospectii Thut n Vrlemlly Siit th'lnont Will be llciioluol. Di:s Moixks, Iowa, Feb. 8. There were eighteen pairs In the Houso this afternoon, After taklug bix ballots Iho House adjourned till 2:30 Monday. Tho Democrats to-day submitted a proposition to tho liepublicans. Tlio Democrats ask tho Speaker and give to tho Hopublicans two thirds of all of tho other offices. Thoy give tho liepubli cans the flist cholco of three commit tees, but stipulate that they shall not choose both tho judiciary and tho sup pression of intcmpcraucc. The proposition contains tho provis ions, tho main ones, as above given, and tho icmnlndcr providing for tho settlement of tho minor matters. This A IIoIIrIous Deirep. H10 JANEiun, Feb. 8. The texi of a decree for tho separation of Chinch and State in llio do Jnnloro has been made public. Accoiding to it all religious denominations havo equal liberty of worship. This libeity embraces indi viduals in their individual acts, and also chinches, associations and insti stutes. The legal capacity of the Church and icliglous denominations to acquiic and hold pioperty Is still main tained. The Federal Government will maintain tho salaries now paid Iho priests and othor functionaries, and for ono year will continue to give State aid toiellgion. l"lii Iliinilri'il Imlliiti Children ltcjoluu. Caiiusix, Pa., Feb. 8. Fully 501) Indian childicn participated In the an nlversary of tho signing of tho "Indian Land and Soveialty bill," held at tho Government tinlnlng school here to day. Speeches wcro made by promi nent Indians. NOTES OF THE STORM. the wind blow with terrific force along the New Jersey coast yesterday, tearing down chimneys and uprooting trees. 'the blufl of Oeonu avenue, I.ongUraueh, N. J,, was badly cut out by tho waves, caused by yesterday's big wind. Tho storm prostrated many telegraph poles iu Pennsylvania. Tho rain was succeeded by a heavy snow storm at Pittsburg. The high wind aided tho rainfall In back log the water up Iu llaltimore Harbor uuttl It overflowed Light street and I'ratt Street Wharves. Two buoys la the river wero car ried way and many vessels r overdue. Fot the first timu since the triglr dents of Monday morning Secretary Tracy bieakfnstcd nt the table yester day.' He met I'icsldent und Mrs Har rldoti in the White House yesterday mottling and together they talked over events of the past week. Tho President lehcarsed for the Pecretniy the sloty of the lire, and Mr. Tracy expressed n dcsiic to meet the men who had saved his own life and tried to biavcly to save the lives of hi.s wife and daughter. Ho said that ho would like to hear the delalN fiom lhc lips of the partlcl pants, mid so the I'icsldent sent bis carriage down lo the District buildings, and Invited Chief ParrU, his assistant, Henry Wright, and Po liceman Cntttll to drive lo tlio White Houc. They drove up and met tho President mid his Scoielnry of the Navy inlholattcr's private room. Mr. Tracy seemed to be utterly prostiated when the men who been such active partici pants in the the wcicintioducrd, but iu covered himself and asked that thoy giiuhimthedctails. Chief Parrls was the spokesman or the trio of brave fellows. With grcit earnestness nnd in the most graphic manner bo told of the bnttlo with tho Haines; of bis discovery" of tho Secretary iu his room, nnd of his lcscue. Just nt this point, the Secretary inter niptcd him and seemed to recall some unpublished incidents of the file. Ho taid that he was first awakened by his wife, but even then was In 11 seuil unconsclous condition, and it win with gieat difficulty that be wa aroused. His Idea, was to- drc himself immediately" and hasten downstaiis. Asainst the solicitation' of his wife he did this nnd got on his underclothing, but the MnokoQVCicanio him just as ho got his trousers paitly on. "His wife, who had lemaincd with him until this time, protesting nil the tune vehemently, uiged him toward this window Itecovcring himself he made his way toward thu window, followed by his wife. He threw open the sash aud togethar they stood with the cool air blowing in their faces. Then ho stepped back to get his coat and tho dense smoke oveipoweicd him. Ho fell to the H001 just as his wife took her wild and fatal leap from the window. He never saw her again alive. Chief l'arrls continued hN narrative" to the iutcicstcd listeners. Uotnld thu Secretary the stoiy of how ho had run into the room of his daughter and found her lying prone upon the Moor, uncon scious he had at thu times thoucht. lint dead as he alter- in jury I wards discovered. At this point ol the story Sccietary Tracy was over come and buried his face in his hands, and theiu was not a diy eye in the room. The I'icsldent wns much affected and . put his hand on the shoulder of the Secictnry, muimuring comfoiting words in his car. The French maid, Joephinu Mmel. was not forgotten and in n few brief winds her fate wns told. The Sccretaiy c.xpicssed Kicat sorrow and asked about the clicumslanccs of her death and funcial. He was especially interested when Officer Cnltcll told the cffoitssho had made in tiying to reach thu rooms occupied by the family. The interview with tho Secretary lasted over an hour, nnd when the me-11 had risen to say good-bye tho Sccietary grasped them each by the hand and said: "Gentlemen, I qwo you a debt of gratitude which I can never repay. I owe my life to you, and I will never forget tlio bravo follows, who came to my rescue." The President also spoke in the higlr est terms of Chief Pauls and the depart ment. The Secretary and President will call on Mrs. and Miss Wilinordlng to-dny. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. Jiimes Dunston, whose lamp caused tint recent explosion In the mine ucar AVIIkei harrc, lias died fiom his injuries. Vive men wcro seriously burned by au ex plosion lu the East lioston mine, ne.vr Lumiiehoroiigli, l'a., on l'rlilay night. John lliu son, alias "Snelly," ot Snow IIIU, JUL, fatally shot John Butts yester day. Hutts belongs to Norfolk, Va. Itotli arc colored. Tho through mall train 011 the Haltiuionj and Ohio jumped the track at Vyle. Ohio, last night. Moth engineer and tliemau weroeeveiel) burned. llaltltnorc and Ohio engine SOs ran luto an open coal chute at the I!iersIilo rouud house, Haltiinore, jcsterJay. Tho cap of the locomotive was torn oil' aud tho engi neer, l'ete.r llolen, was probably fatally Injured. While a C. U. A v'- train was discharging its paseenecrs at t'ouuetl UluITs, Friday nlsht, auother train ran Into It nearly at full speed, shaking up the passengers and Injuring the fireman ami cuglucer ot tho colliding train. Tbo Klchinoud accommodation on tlio Van llaudlo Jtead, running at tho rate ot twenty miles an hour, collided with au outgoing freight near Cincinnati yesterday afternoon. Heavy damage was done to both trains. No ono was iujuiod. A special from Klttanuiug, l'a., says tK woikmeu, Markhy and Dunmlre, at tlio 1'hcenlx brick works, this afternoon, car ried a liglilcd lamp Into one ot tho kilns where natural gas had been escaping, aud caused a er!ous explosion. MuUby wn 60 badly burned that he died, and Dunmlrtt is In a critical condition. . Aji MfLiiJ&iJMj8MaiSuh&M-klL . wift.!JJjfl'& Z ytffUd'u.MLJ '-Jth U1 to Urn -fcjdfcfe.. e-.