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The Washington 0 -w jy ja j$ 22D YEAR NO. 0,715. WASHINGTON, D. C FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY M, 1890. PRICE TWO CENTS. WWBWt niTrt ? q ra i y NtWS OP THE WORLD IN DRIEF. I.OOIll. Tew valentines were sent to-day. Efforts aro being inado for n now trial In llio case of Mary Thomas, concorncd In stealing Marccllus West's monoy. Tho Secretary of Wur favors tlio appro pilattonof $350,000 for n brldgoovcr tho Eastern Drmicli from South Capitol street. Sotno dissatisfaction lscxprcmotl because McUlclland, who killed Henry Benton, wat released on ball, whllo Frank Ward, who shot Mamlco Adlor, was refused It. About ir00 damago by flro was camod In inu jmy nuuuing yesterday nucrnoon, $'J i damago In Shurllt's wood and coal yard and slight dninago In tho basement of tlio Lvo Itcimlcr Bulldlnir. Senator Ulalr will prcsldo at tho meeting tinder tho management of tho Natlona Temperaiico Society to night, and Hou. J. J). Taj lor, Hon. J. N. Steams, Itcv. G. II. Corey and Mrs. J. Ellen Foster vlll speak. Porno of tho members of Mount Bethel Church of Howardtown, want their pastor, Hov. Guy Durkloy to resign because ho was not regularly ordained, but tho pastor Ins a. largo following and declares that ho will not bo driven out. Sister Mary Angela, who died at tho Con vent of tho Visitation on Wodnes lav, wa the daughter of tho liaron Von Gerolt, Prussian Minister at Washington from 18U to 1808 Sho left an elegant homo for Ufa in a convent. At a meeting of n number of acting as sistant surgeons of tho Army at Dr. I). S. Lamb's house. last night, It was roportcd that subscriptions haubcen rccelvod for a handsome, memorial tablet at Fort Leaven worth In memory of their fallen comrades. A red cross has been adopted as a badge. Flro Chief Parrls has recommended an appropriation for two engines and u truck company for tho northwest section, and another onglno company for tho northoast, and that two privates bo added to oach englno company and one to each truck company. Tho Commissioners have In dorsed his recommendations and sent them to tho Senate. Governraontnl. Tho Senato has passed the Oklahoma bill. Tho Elections Committee will submit a majority report lu favor of seating Mr. Mudd. The protocol In regard to tho Samoan treaty snows very plainly that It was llls marck, and not tho Americans, who backed down. Tho President has reduced tho sentence. of Colonel Fletcher from dismissal to sus pension from duty for threo years with loss of one-fourth of his pay. According to reports submitted by tho United States marshal lu Florida, lawless ness prevails In Madison County, that State, and an arrest Is out of tho question. Tho House Commltteo on Patents has, oy a unanimous vote, Instructed Mr. SltnonJs, tho chairman of tho sub-committee, to nuko a favorable report on House bill No. 3.U4, know n as tho International Copyright bill. Daniel Dorchester of Massachusetts hi been confirmed superintendent of India schools; Georgo N. WIsnell, marshal fo the eastern district of Wisconsin; Andrew Gnrdcer,jr., postmaster at Columbus, Ohio. The Senato Committee on Foretgu Uela tlonshas leported back tho Hussliu extra dition treaty with tho objectionable clans j eliminated tho ono which specifically ex empted from the list of political crimes at tf runts tinon the life of tho Czar or anv i member of llU family. .' rrt. r- n..- -. ... ,,... ... iuu lAiuiimucu uu ur liiauns will recommend I ho nrliltlntrot Attornev-Geu- ral Kiikpatrlck'a ictnarks on tho Pennsyl vania ISoidcr Kalds bill. This bill Is to in demnify Pcnnsjlvanlans forloisosln raids made by tho confederates In tho late war Itcpresentatlve Malsh aud Senator Quay have It In charge. nomoftle. Mrs. Louisa Elgin died at Seymour, Ind., nged HOyeats. A snowstorm of unprecedented soveilty Is prevailing In Western Texas. Tho net lecelpts of tho recent Colonial ball In Illchmond wcro $1,0C3.4. lioss Butth, a member of Primrose and West's Minstrels, has committed suicide. Theodore Thomas, the musician, Is soon to marry Miss Roso Foy, a Chicago society belle. Illshop FluU of Kansas declares that no Catholic can join the Funnels' Alliance be cause of Its secret features. Tho Australian ballot system has been re potted from the Commltteo on Election) of the Virginia Houso of Delegates. Tho Importers of Philadelphia bavo re solved to oppose tho McKiuloy Adminis trative Tariff bill. Tlio boiler of a locomotlvo attached to a passcneer train oxplodcd at West Nowtou, Pa., Killing ono man and Injuring another. Mrs. M. Nontou, of Evcrson, Pa., lm given birth to four children, all girls. Tho lioucc has since been crowded with visitors. An attempt lias been made to kill Johu M. Mcllrlde. of Philadelphia, by a curiously constructed Infernal machlno sent through the mails. Speaker Husted, of tho Now York As tcmbly, announces that tho World s Fair bill is dead, all efforts at compromlie hav ing failed. Tho coal sales agents decided to limit tho output for Febiuary to 'J,000,000 tons and for March to tho" samo quantity, with no thaugo In prices. A row broko out In tho Now York As sembly wheu tho speaker announced that ouly New York city members would bo ap pointed the now coufeirees. A New York jury awarded Rev. A. P. Miller, colored, $500 damages against a Now Jcisey steamboat company for refusing him state-room accommouauons. Tho canned goods packers havo formed "n, national organization at Indlauapolls, with E. S. Judge of Baltimore secretary and Lynes Smith of Baltimore treasurer. Tho grand juiy In tho mysterious murder of Mrs. Knlllin, at Trenton, N. J has lound no bill against Dr, Knlflln or Mlsi rursel, and their bondsmen wora dis charged. Georgo J. Gould has retired from tho directory of tho Richmond Terminal Com pany, and ho and his father, .1. Gould, havo sold out their holdings of stock lu that company. F. A. Walton, tho m )noy clerk who re cently absconded from Dallas, Tox., with $33,000 belonging to tho Pacific Express Company, has been located at Toronto. Efforts will bo made to secttro his arrest. Georgo Krowolf, formerly troasurcr of Hoyt & Thomas' Brass Monkey Company, charged with absconding with $3,000 of tho company's monoy, was arrested In Now York as ho landed from a steamer from A6plnwall. Johan Kapowlskl, who swlndlod tho Gor man Government out of 15,000 marks by means of a forged draft, has been turnod er by tho Chicago authorities on extradi tion papers from Secretary Blaine and started lor Germ any. Tho coroner's jury In tho caso of tho seven men Killed by tho explosion of gas at tho Nottingham Colliery, In Plymouth, Pa., u week ago last Saturday, hast ondcred n teidlct declaring that tho Lohlgb aud WIH.csbarre Coal Company wero guilty of negligence, lu that tlio colliery 'was not ptoperly inspected by tho flro bosses beforo tho men wcut to work .on tho morning of the explosion. l'orelgu. Tho Sultan of Zanzibar I J dead, Mottssa Hoy, tho persecutor of Christians in Aimcula, has been Imprisoned, Tho French Chamber of Deputies has oidorcd uu investigation Into tho election of St. DIo, In which M. Ferry was defeated. Tho Parncll Commission's roport finds uothlnc against Pamell, but Davltt nud all tho Paruellito leaders are found guilty of conspiracy. Mory Anderson says that Henry E, Abboy dcnlis having biought suit against her, but claims indemnity for tho loss of her f oi vices thioiigh Illness, Sho will contest I Lo claim aud will not roappear upon the ' t til co foi an lndvllulto time. Drink (Inly the llest, Tho claicls or J, Calvet it Co, aro ro gaided by counolssours the most reliable, For sale by tho Schoomaker Co. and other leading dealers. WORLD'S FAIR REPORT. It Has Been Drawn Up by tho Select Committee of tlio House. EDL0QIS1I0 WORDS FOR C0LUMBU3. Favors tho Exposition but Does Not Name a Location. Speaker Heed Named for rresldnnt bv Mr. Kelly of Knumii 8tlll Ills cunstnc the Curio Worlc In the Committees By Special Ylrefiom the Capitol. The Select Commltteo of tho Houso on tho World's Pair to-dny adopted tho repot t on tho various World's Fair bills, Introduced lu tho Houso and referred to tho committee. The following re port as adopted will bo submitted to tho Houso to-day: "For years tho people of tho United States In great numbers, with en thusiasm nnd unanimity, In various ways, by petitions, resolutions In the public press nnd through their repre sentatives in Congress, havo signified their earnest dcslro that tho 400th au nlversnry of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus should bo recognized and commemorated by this nation in 1802. Thoy would havo this generation record Its gratoful apprecia tion of tho genius and tho courageous faith of litis great man, whoso life and services con ti United bo much to tho pi ogress and elevation of man kind, and not only tho pcoplo of this country, but pcoplo of tho world should be invited to participate nnd contrlbuto lo tho grandeur of tho celebration: It is indicated by a recog nized public sentiment that this cele bration shall includo appropriate cere monies and n World's Fair and exhibi tion unsurpassed and unequalcd If pos sible by any national commemoration that has preceded it. "Tho commltteo In unanimously pre senting the report believe that tho celebration proposed is a deserved recognition of tho great services of Christopher Columbus, and that It will lead tho pcoplo of tho United Statos to appreciate with greater patriot ism the boncflcenco of frco institutions and tho achieved national greatness of their country, nnd that by the interchange with our own pcoplo nnd thoso of other nations, who will bo brought together tho material Interests and prosperity of all will bo pro moted." With this report aro the two bills heretofore outlined, one applicable to Washington and the other to cither of tin- mhiv linen cities. Accotnpanyine the report is tho fol lowing resolution: "Jlcfohctl, That on the day following the close of the debalo upon tho bills lcpnitcd by this committee immediately after tho leading of tho journal tho clerk shall call tho roll of members and that as each member's name is called he shall ittdicato, viva voce, his choice of tho place foi holding the World's Fair In 1802. If no placo receives a majority of the votes cast on tho first ballot, tho roll-call shall be tepeated until somo ono placo shall havo received a majority of all the votes cast." In Utu Iloiisu. When tho Houso met at 11 o'clock to day the array of empty seats was noticeable, not more than two dozen membcis being present. Protests were cntcied by Messrs. Relliy of Pennsyl vania and Stewart of Georgia against tho adoption of the proposed codo of rules. Mr. Raines of Now York upheld and defended the action of Speaker Bccd. Sir. Barnes of Georgia, referring to nn assertion that had been made on the Republican side that the Jcifetsonlan system of government was to be over tlnown and the Hamiltonlaii system in augurated, said that no ono could go farther than ho in admiration of Hamil ton, but he could not forget that Hamilton's system had been unquali fiedly rejected by tho fatheis of tho Republic, llo objected to the removal of obstiuctlon which had for a century stood as a ban lev against the public Treasury, against subsidies nnd men who would build up tho monoy power. Mr. Kelly ot Kansas, in iletenulng tho Speaker's course, alluded to tho reference by Mr. Reed to tho ruling of Governor Hill wheu presiding over tho Nuw York Senato, and said that If in tho course of human events tho Repub lican pat ty put the name of Thomas 11. Reed at tho head of the Presidential ticket in 1892, nnd tho Democratic paity put nt tho head of its ticket tho namo of David B. Hill, tho Democrats would go before tho country aud claim for David IJ. Hill the credit for tho ad vnnco which had dono so much good for liberty. Mr. Pendleton of West Virginia said that while ho strongly dissented from the mlings of tho Speaker, he had dono bo in a gentlemanly manner. There fore, ho was surprised to see in a Western paper which circulated largely in his district a statement that when he was unseated tho Democrats would loso a valuablo man, as ho had been fore most in hurling vile opithots nt tho Speaker. IIo said that ho was unaware of having spoken discouttoously of tho Sneaker, though ho did most radically disagree with his constitution of par liamentary law. Mr. Kelly of Kansas sugcestcd that this was a proper tlino to apologize. Mr. Pendleton said that he had noth ing to npologlo for. IIo was only do nylng n false statement. IIo wished his Republican fiiends who had voted for him nt tho last election, and who would voto for him at tho noxt, to know that, when thoy voted for him, that thoy did not voto lor any person who was not a gentleman. Applause. Tlmisday's session then ended and Fridny's session was opened with tho leading of tho journal, which was ap. ptoved, tho Speaker couutlng tho neces sary quorum. Consideration of tho rules then pro ceeded. Mr. Bynum of Indiana offered an amendment piovidlng that when any bill for tlio iuci caso of pension, or for ginntingpenslons not formerly provided for, comes up, It shall bo in order to offer nn amendment providing by taxi lion for tho payment thcicof. The amendment was opposed by Mr. Thomas of Wisconsin, who declared that its object was to bury all pension legislation in tho Houso. Mr. Spluola denied this statoment, and asserted that the Dcmocrallo sldo of tho House would bo found as truo as steel to the roal interests of tho veterans of tho countty, but believed that a tax should be placed especially for the pur pose of paying pensions. Mr. Allen of Michigan said ho was glad this heinous amendment sprang from tho brain of a gentleman trained in Indiana politics, belonging to i hat class of men who were 'poaco men in war and war men hi peace. Dis guised ns it might bo, this proposition was intended lo thwart any nttompt to nlloviato tho condition of soldiers by any further pension legislation. Mr. Clements of Georgia supported tho amendment, and expressed a belief Hint the soldiers did not demand ox, travnganco in tho granting of ponslons. Mr. Grosvcnor said tho amendment was tho most antagonistic and hostile proposition over mado on tho floor of tho House, and ono which tho soldiers of tho country thoroughly understood. It had first been made by Mr. Morrison of Illinois. Whero was, that gentleman now? Gentle men on the other sldo would havo to go on record on this nmendment, and if they voted for it tho trumpet of tho Political Gabriel would never call them to judgment ngain, Mr. Bynum inquired why tho Demo crats had not been put on lccord two years ago on this very proposition, in stead of filibustering against a voto. Mr. Grosvcnor replied that there had been no other way to dofcat tho blttor hostility shown to tho soldiers of tho country. When hostility to the old soldiers was rifo filibustering was patriotism. Mr. Bynum said his record would show that ho had been In favor of every pension measure that had boon re ported to tho Houso from n commit tee, and ho was ready to voto for every such measure; but ho pro posed that thero should bo monoy in tho treasury to pay tho pensions. After further discussion tho amendment was rejected yeas 00, nays 101. Senate Proceedings, Mr. Iugnlls Introduced In the Senato tills morning by request nn claborato hill in relation to tho opening of streets and alloys in tho Dis trict. It provides that tho Com misstoncrs may condemn, open, extend, widen or straighten nn alley on tho presentation of a pint of tho alley, with n petition signed by tho owners of more than one-half of tho property In tho square, asking that this bo done. Senator Chandler presented n bill that will no doubt bo received with pleasure by naval men. It provides for tho termination of tho reduction of (ho number of Engineer Corps in tho Navy, and repeals all acts that would clash with this act. Among tho bills reported from com mittees and placed on tho calendar was one to trausfer tho revenue marine to the naval establishment. The Sherman resolution offered yes terday to ptoceed to-day. after morning business, to consider bills on thu calen dar uuder uilo 8, was agreed to and tho Senate proceeded to tho consideration of such bills. Among tho bills passed were tho fol lowing: Houso bill for tlio relief of suffcreis by tho wreck of the U. S. steanicis Trenton and Vandalia, and the stianding of the U. S. S. Nipsic, at Apia, Samoan Island. Senate. District Committee. Tho Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, at its meeting this morning, had under considera tion tho bill pioviding for the extension of the streets, etc., of Washington to tho boundaiic3 of tho Distiict, but no action of final character was taken on tho measure. Senator Iugalls has had two railings constincted in tho room-oE tho Sanito Committee on the Distrlctof Columbia one around his own desk nnd one around tho desk of tho commltteo ekik, Mr. Haig. In tlio Committee. Sccictniy Windotn to-day informed Chaiimnn Conger of tlio House Com mittee on Coinage, Weights and Meas ures, in nnswer to a lcsolution, that ho w ould bo pleased to submit his views on tho silver question befoio tho commit tee on Wednesday next. The House Commltteo on Invalid Pensions aulhoiizcd favorable ropoits on a lai go number of pitvnte pension bills. Colonel John M. Wilson nnd Captain C. W. Williams weic beforo the sub committee on the Military Academy of tho House" Commltteo on Mliitaiy Afl'aiis to day, and asked for a liberal nppropiifttlon for the Academy. Contested Seats. The Elections Committee of.the Houso decided to-day by astiict party vote to seat Messrs. Feathcrstono and Mudd, tho Republican contest ants, ngaiust Messrs. Cites in tho First Arkansas District and Compton in the Fifty-flist Maryland Distiict. The Democrats gave notlco that thoy would submit minority reports In tho caso of Steel against Clarke, in the Ono Hundred nud Eighty-first Alabama distiict, tho evidence of tho Republican contestant was so slight that tho commltteo unanimously agreed that Mr. Clarko was entitle 1 to his scat, but Mr. Haydcn, of Wisconsin, who was instructed to mnko tho report, will, it is understood, stnto that intimidation was pi noticed by the Democrats both beforo nnd during the electlou. Senato Copyrlfiht 1SIU, Tho Senate Copyright bill will be re ported favorably to tho Houso by the Patents Committee. Somo of the mem bers of this committee aro opposed to the Senate bill, and nil havo reset ved tho light to offer amendments to it ami to voto against it. i:i.oi'i:d with a OYrsv. IEomnnco of tho C'liiun Ilejoiul tho Aqueduct llrlilge. At 9 o'clock this morning an appar ently middle-aged man, giving his namo as W. Stokes, repotted to tho Seventh Precinct Polico Headquarters, in Gcoigctown, that his daughter, Betsey, only l-l yenrs of ago, eloped Tuesday nf tornoon with n man ho called Pat. Whllo walking with her father Hint day sho loft him nt tho corner of High nndMstiects, saying, in a careless way, that sho had an eirand to her dross maker's and would soon return, aud that ho need not wait for her. SInco thnt tlmo tho girl has not been seen. Tho patties belonged to a band of gypsies now camped about half, n mllo fi'oin tho city, on the iojiI leading from tho Aqueduct Bridge. I'lclitlac Oxer Stolen Ilitllot-Iloxes, Wichita, Kan., Feb. 1-1. At Har per, blxty miles south of lioro tho ballot-boxes for four wards in a railroad bond proposition voto wero stolen Wednesday night. Thero was a, bitter light over tho election, nnd It Is supposed tho proposition carried. Tho ballots for two prcclucts ngainst bonds wero not romoved. In attempting to mnko arrests yostorday a street fight was btarted In which 100 men or moro participated. Ono man was killed and many wero badly Injured. You can order The Ciiitio by postalcard It will bo scut to jour aJdross evory oven, lug for 85 cents. EIGHT-HOUR AGITATION Government Employos to Get Mill ions in Back Pay. CONGRESSMAN QEST'S RADICAL BILL. Chairman Wade Sajs It Will Pass tho Houso With a Rush. Thousand of Department OIUclnln In terested Thero Aro Somo Olilee torit lu VoncreM, lint It l -Sitlri ttio Watcli Docs" Won't Il.irlc, Thousands of Government employes nio watching with nnxlety tho action of Congress relative to the bill provid Ing for tho adjustment of nccounts of laborers, workmcunnd mechanics nils ing under tho eight-hour law, which Is nt picscnt uuder ndvlsemcnt by tho Congressional Committee on Labor. The substance of tho bill, which will glvo millions of dollars to these laborers, provides that whoever.asalaborcr, work man or mechanic, has been employed on behalf of the. Govcrumont of tho United States since tho 23th of Juno, 18G8, tho dato of tho act constituting eight hours a day's work, shall be paid for each eight hours he has been em ployed ns for a full day's work, whether employed by tho day or tho hour or at plccc-work, at tho prico per day, as regulated by private individuals in the vicinity iu which tho work was done. The bill otherwiso provides that all claims for labor so performed In excess of eight hours n day shall bo referred to the Couit of Claims, to bo adjudicated upon tho basis that eight hours constitute n day's work, and judgment shall bo given ngainst tho United States In lnvor of each claimant for the amount found to he due; that no btatuto of limitation or judg ment mado for a less sum per day than tho full prico of n day's work shall bar tho right of recovery, and that no contract that any laborer may enter into shall act ns a barrier to his recovering his money. Thero is only ono proviso in tho bill. It is that all suits tor salary shall be commenced within two years from the time of the pissago of "the bill. Any number of claimants may join in tho same suit. That the bill will pass Congress, Isnl most a foiegono conclusion. At a meeting yesteuiny of tho sub committee of tho full commltteo Ihcte was not a dlsscnler against submitting a favorable report. The report was then handed to tho full committee for consideration, nnd, with the exception of a small minority, tho pnssaec of tho bill was favored. Chairman Wndc of Missouri was for giving tho objectors all tho Ice w.vy they wanted, and, ns n consequence, the repoit was submitted hick to tho sub committee with instiuctions to in vestigate as to whether any claims havo" been cntcied against tho Government nnd what the outcome of them were, If any. This was done in order that thoso not In favor of the bill might see if tho limitation statute acted as a hairier toward tho claimants secur ing their back pay. Accoidlng to tho statoment made to day by Chairman Wade, the bill will go through without the slightest posjlblo doubt. Tho oiiginal bill, stipulating the num ber of hours for Government laborers, was passed dining Piesidcat Grnut's Administration in 1803, through tho ndvico of the naval commandants'. For (en months and twenty-four days following the passage of this bill tho new older was lived up to religiously, but after this, and until 1877, the men wcro overwoiked without rcmuncia Hon. When President Haves became tho Chief Executive of tho nation tho matter was biought to his attention, nnd, through his instrumentality, all back pay was made up to the employes. Since that lime, however, no attention had been paid to the mat ter until tlio present bill was piesenled by Congressman Gcst of Illinois, This back pay for over-time is not limited to the Naval Department, as many suppose, but includes tho War nnd Intel lor Departments as well. Accoidlng to statements submitted to the Committee on Labor, many thou sands of men aio directly inter ested in tho passaco of tho bill and 1,730,00 is duo to them as back pay. In tho Government de partments alono thoro arc about Si.000 men who will como iu for a share of this amount. To tho Inboreis and mechanics In tho Navy Department is due as back pay ij 1,000,000; to the War Department, $800,000, nnd to the Department of tho Interior, $175,000. The working foices nt nil cities wheto Governmental woik is carried on aro looking forward with great anticipation, and tho probabilities aro, Hint just as soon as tho bill goes through tho Coutt of Clnlms will havo all thu work it can attend for some months subsequent. IlOlV IN A CHURCH. Members of Mount llethol ConBrecu tlon Not in llurmony. For several months past Howardtown has been in a stato of excitement over the light In Mount Bethel Chinch of that placo. Somo of tho members bo camo dissatisfied with tho Rev. Guy Burkley hecauso ho was not n regu-laily-ordained minister of tho chinch, nud thoy wanted n change. Mr. Burk ley, however, had n following In tho mnjority of tho membcis. One of tho first movements of tho latter was to expel discontented ones from tho chinch. Tho opposition immediately started another church nnd named it Mount Bethel. Thoy stolo a march on Burkloy's party by having themselvos Incorporated ns membcis of tho Mount Bethel Church, and took possession of tho building. To offset this tho Burklcy faction used their inllucnco with tho owner of tho ground to havo tho church ro movcll. They wero successful in tills and tho building wns torn down; not without somo tioublo, howover, for tho opposition meant light, nnd n pollcoman had to be stationed on tho grounds to prescrvo order. This did not discouingo tho opposl Hon to nny extent nnd thoy engaged Rev. William Johnson to carry on services iu a dwelling-house on Wilson street, within a stone's throw of tho Burkley hcadquartcis. Tho loom that tho Johnson party tool: possession of is about twclvo feet squaro aud is filled with u miscellaneous col lection of biokcn-down benches and old hymn books. "Hov. Wllllnm Johnson was leading tho singing when a CittTic man called there. Ho said to tho reporter that tho pcoplo of tho church did not liko tho idea of listening to n minister who was not regularly ordained by tho Baptist Ohmch. "Wo intend building a now brick church, which will bn c tiled Mount Bethel Church. Tho other peo ple have had tlmo to repent If thoy felt so disposed, but thoy neglected tho op portunlty and consequently wcro re pelled fiom tho church." "This Is to bo known ns Mount Bethel Church," said the Rev. Mr. Burklcy. "I will fight for my rlchts to the last. Btntcments havo bcen"mndo nbout mo and my church that wero lies, nnd I think the liars will bo punished for their wickedness. When I took posses sion two years ngo I snld I would havo no man In mv congregation who had two wives nnd whoso character was not nbo'o icproach." When shown a clipping from n nowa paper saying thnt ho had been dismissed from the church, he replied: "Thov nro wicked people, and I bellevo the Lord will grind them Into powder. I think we will build n church soon and gel mnny now mombers. Then thoso i icked people will soon want to rejoin my church. I will receive them, but they will have to havo their armor washed with the blood of lcpcntnnco first." Jilt. WANAMAKini'S MAIL, It Usuntly Contains KilUnrlul l'tilfe ot Ofllce-Seoliom. When Marshal Gushing opens Mr. Wnnnmakcr's mail every morning ho finds in it a number of country news papers marked "personal." Most of these contain complimentary editorial references to applicants for postolllces. Thnt sort of thing of course does not inllucnco the powers that be, but occa sionally somo of thobluc-pcncll-markcd editotlnl utterances which aro sent to tho rostmnstcr-Gcncral arc very Inter esting. For instance, Mr. Wanamakor re ceived yesterday a time-stained copy of tho Braltleboro, Vt., Adcerlltter, dated May 1C, 1820, which contained tho In formation that the people of Franklin, Vt., had seized tho mall passing through thnt town on Sunday, on the ground that tho Postmaster-General had no right to ovcrrido State laws on tho sub ject. Tho caso was taken to tho Su premo Court and was decided In favor of the Federal Government. THE LOTTKKY SCANDAL. Senator I'lerce Tlilnlis Dakota Legisla tors Had Strlklnp; 1'recociimtn. "The lottery, did you say tho Da kota Lottery well now really," said Senator Pierce, and ho looked at Tun CitiTic leporter in n mildly reproachful manner, "you ought to bo gathering news. The Dakota Lottery is history." "But, Senator, tho individual opin ion of Dakota's representatives is not yet historical. The sentiment of some of the Dakota people was certainly rop lescutul by the attitude of part of tho Lecislatuio." "A mlnoiily you havo noticed, how ccr, nud while speaking for myself I am undoubtedly lcprcsenting a very large mnjoiity," continued tho Senator. "The moral senso of tho nation is against lotteries, but it isnot so nmazlng that some people in Korth Dakota should have lost sight of tho moral aspect of tho case for the moment when they sec tickets for tiiis samo company sold openly in the Capital of tho Nation nnd when newspapers of lespectnbillty open their columns, year nftcr year, to puffs aud advertisements of the company iu violation of the statutes. "I repeat also what I have said, that it is not improbable that the number of our leglslntots may have been Influ enced by the example of the United States Senate n few years aao. when ihnt body compelled four membcis to tako pait'in a grand prle drawing un der a so-called hallowed piccedeut es tablished by tho fathers. The action of our Legislature was ovct ruled iu fa vor of this game of chance, and It may have taken tho piocccding as a prece dent to bo followed in affairs of leaser moment." And tho Noith Dakota Senator, afler indorsing the stand taken by Tub Curric in the Louisiana Lottery busi ness, sti oiled down tho corridor, slid through tho swinging doors and dropped into his chair in the Senato Chamber, THANK WAKU'S CASH Contrasted with that of McClelland, Who Killed Ilonton. Tho Washington people arc perfectly familiar with tho killing of Adicr In tho Marble Saloon by Frank Ward. Tho man who committed this crime made an urgent appeal through ills at torneys, Senator Blackburn and Judgo Wilson, during tho December term of court for admission to bail. Men who wcro qualified to give security to the extent of $59,000 or moro for the ap pcaranco of Mr. Waul for tiial pre sented themselves. The indictment against Ward was for murder, nnd It was dlscietlonary with tho judgo, but he prcfencd to remand the defendant to jail without bill, and ho is there yet. "You may not be familiar with the Washington ciimlnal record," said a well known attorney lo a Critic ic poiter, "but just let mo give you a uointer. If you will remember, Mc Clelland, who killed Benton early in January, was admitted to ball on Satur day in tho sum of $2,500. McClelland, if I understand right, has been Indicted for manslaughter, which Is classed as a bailablo crime. Tho record of the clerk of tho Cilminal Court shows that McClelland is charged with tho killing ot j. u. iscnton, ana tuo sureties given for his appearance aro Rosann Korts and James Dripp3. "Of course tho classification of the ciimc as between Ward and McClelland rested with tho giaiul jury, and tho evidence introduced there rather gavo tlio defendant tho benefit of the differ ence between minder and manslaughter. I am satisfied, however, that on tho tiial It will bo shown that McClelland not only alienated tho affections of Ben ton's wife, but proceeded to very ef fectually kill him nnd dcllbeiatclv load him with cold lead afterwards. When It conies to killing I wish Tin: Cumc would please detlno tho defence." Crushed to Douth lu n Land Slide, Wi:Anuvii.LL,l C'al., Feb. 11. Word has reached hero that two Chlucso miners w cro crushed to death on February 3 by a laud slide, on Dixon's liar, about flfty mitos f lorn hero. The land slide dammed tho water In tho Trinity Itlver and a large houso and barn on Its banks woro swept an ay. Near San Juau Point auothcr house, lth all Its contents, vas also carried away by tho high water. The water Is gradually making (or itself a uow channel. IrUli Vleus On tlio l'nrnoll Ilennrt. Dl'NMN, Feb. 14, Tho 'hciikiu's Jbiir tin, commcutlug on tho 1'arucll Commis sion's report, sajs that the raruollltus havo been acquitted all along the Hue, and tho findings of the commission virtually con stitute a verdict against their accusnrs. Tho Express sajs that tho report Indicates that tho Land League's work was con nected with tho Increase iu crime In Ireland, MaclnnlH nt the White Houso. Murtln Magluuls, ono of tlio Democratic Senators-elect from Muntaua, and who was for several years tho roprctuutatlvo of tho Territory In tho House, called on Vrosldout Harrison to-day, accompaulcd by Seuator I'oikrell of Missouri. COL. ROBERT SWORN IN. Now Engineer Commissioner for tho District of Columbia. RAYMOND STEPS DOWN AND 017. Matters of Interest to Taxpayers at tho District Buildings. llulldlnir IiiMioctnr HnHriile Tut In or the Trnry I'lre, nnd Crltlclaon an Kxport Contractor (llonvin Nitjuu fliinil Word for tho.NortlioaH At 11:15 to-day Colonel Henry M. Robert, the newly-nppolntcd I'uglneer Commissioner of the District, nrrlvednt tho municipal buildings in company with his predecessor, Major Raymond, and, nftcr dtvost Ing himself of his dripping outer coverings in tho room which ho will In future occupy, ho was escorted Into Commissioner Douglass' room and Introduced to that gentleman nnd Com missioner Hlne. "I brought lilm rlaht hero from the depot," said Major R ty mond, "I wanted him to qualify beforo he could got away." Colonel Robert's future colleagues wcro warm in their greetings, and tho stranger seemed gratified at their cordi ality. Dr. TIndall, tho secretary of tho District, was introduced, and, In llvo minutes after Colonel Robert had left tho carrlago on First street, ho had been sworn in ns tho mllltnry rcpicsentntivo of tho Government in tho trinity which presides over tho destinies of tho Dis trlctof Columbia, Colonel Robert Is tho last gentleman In the world that ono would tako for a mllltnry man. Ho is slight of figure and below tho medium height. Ho is a bruuetto of pronounced type; his full beard is n dark brown that is almost black, and tho oyes that look out through tho glasses of his spectacles aio dark and large nnd thoughtful. Ho looks moro like a professor of advanced science than ho does like a colonel in the regular army, nnd gives one tho im mediate impression that he is a man of great force of character and unflagging energy nnd ono who will not como to a final decision on nny matter until he has examined it calmly aud con scientiously. Immediately after Dr. TIndall had administered the oath tho three Com missloncrs retired to tho Board room, and the District of Columbia again had n municipal head, authoifrcd to make regulations, issue oidcrs nnd mnko con tiuctois' hearts glad by Issuing wairints in their favor. Tho meeting lasted only ashoit time, and Ihe former organization was con tinued, Colonel Robett succeeding to tho duties porfotincd by his pre decessor nnd Commissioner Douglass being elected president of the boaul. After the meeting ndiourncd Tun Ciiitio rcpoiter had a little chat with Commissioner Robert. Ho is exceed ingly pleasant in manner, and speaks in u softly modulated tone. "Of course, Iain n perfect stranger to Ihe duties upon which I have cntcied," he said, "having had no experience whatever in that 'direction. I have ab solutely no impio'sions as to what l will do nnd will not have any until I havo become thoroughly acquainted with the olllce. Ono cannot express nn opinion upon n matter until ho Is fn miliar with it." At 1 o'clock, in company with Major Raymond, Colonel Robert went to the War Department to pay his respects to Secretary Pioctor. In leply to the re porters question as to whether or not he would lemaln for a tlmo to assist Colonel Robert in becoming acquainted wnii uic oiticc routine, cx-uommis-sioner Raymond replied: "No. I prob ably shall not como down hero again, save, pcihaps, to chop in befoio I leave tho city, which will bo in a few days." Importunt Improvement. Messrs. Charles Knrly and J. P. Jones took out a permit for the erection of fourteen dwellings this morning, the cost of which will bo $25,000. The buildings when finished will bo known as Nos. 800 to 810 New Hampshire: ave nue, No. 803 nnd from Nos. 807 to 817 Twenty-fifth street nnd No. 2133 II btrcct northwest. Eleven of tho houses will bo two stories in height and the re maining thiee a story higher. Tho architect is Mr. Charles E. Buiden, and the buildings will bo erected by Mr. Frank Carver. Criticising an lxpnrt. Building Inspector Entwisle said to Thu Clinic repoitcr this morning: "Somo ono calling himself an cvpert gave as his opinion the other day that the fire at Secretary Tracy's house was caused by superheated in tho heating npparatus, since then this olllce has overrun with applications ncrsons whoso buildincrs steam nud been from iicntcd by steam, and whom the repot t had frightened, to havo their buildings are examined, I gave It as my opinion, Immediately after my examination of tho Tracy premises, that tho steam pipes had not tho slightest connection with tho conflagration, and that no de fect in a lluo had anything to do with it, either. "1 sec that the most recent examina tion by Chief Engineer Williamson nnd Past Assistant Engineer Baird. of tho State, War and Navy De partment Building, Fiio Inspector Holloway of B'altlmoro nnd F. C. Mooio of thu Continental Insurance Company, New York, con firms my opinion. Tlicso gentlemen dismiss the steam-pipo or defective lluo theory of tho oilgin of tho tiro ns sum marily as I did, and I hopo the minds of thoso whoso houses nru hcatod by bteam may bo set at lest by these opin ions. I believe it lo be nlmost beyond tlio rnngo of possibility for u conflagra tion to bo originated from a steam plpo muning at low piessuio." Street improvements. "Theio nro many things tho District needs," Contractor Andrew Olcason said to Tim Curric man this morning, "nnd ono Is a moro cquitablo distribu tion of favois in tho way of street im provements. Tho northeast section was well populated when there was scarcely n house iu tho otiemo north western section, and yet it has received scarcely nny attention for tlio past thirty years. "Another thing should bo dono. On streets whero there Is continual heavy hauling granlto blocks should ho laid iustend of concrete in tho roadway. In summer concrete is too soft for heavy loads, and in wintor is so smooth that horses aio liable to break their legs when straining nt heavy loads. Granlto blocks cost moro In tho first placo, but when they nro onco laid they aro good for flfty years, wJillo concreto must ho lesui faced in seven or oignt vears. For streets devoted to light trafllc concrete is tho only pavement under tho sun, hut It should bo tabooed on tho streets I iilludcd to before." Dlntrlct (lotornmont Nolo, Building Inspector Entwlslo lo-dny nddicssed n communication to Mr, II. O. Towles, president of the National Union Fiio Insurnnco Company, In re lation to tlio largo building that cor pointiou is nbout to erect on F street adjoining tlio ptcmlscs No. 1110, occu pied by B. II. Winner & Co. Mr. Entwlslo says ho has examined tho Warner building nnd finds that Us westwnllls not sufficiently thick or substantial to admit of tho erection neU to it of n building of the description pioposcd by tho Insuinnco company, nnd directs that the wall bo taken down nnd lcplaced by n wall of tho dimen sions called for In tho permit, that tho piopeity be guarded ngainst nil damage, nnd that tho expense of the wall and nny dninngo Mr. Warner mny sustain bo boino by the insutnnco company. Tho Commissioners havo designated Thomas Howling nnd Ratclllfo, D.irr it Co. ns auctlonecis respectively to dis pose of Iho District (vluirf pilvllcgcs and District liny scales. Tho nppllcallon of William F. .lone', No 11155 Four-nnd n-hnlf sttoet south west, for a liquor license has been re jected. Tho Commissioners have informed Dr. Joseph T. Howard that they hno nddicssed tho Senate a communication favoring tho passage of n bill to estab lish nn iwehrlnlo asylum iu the District. Mr. Dan. Donovan of tho Distiict Audiloi's olllce, who hns been extremely III for several weeks past, Is now con valescent. rioiiTiNn Tin: riiusinuKr. North Carollnn Colored Itepulilleun nil tho Ailtiilnlfltmtlnn. There Is a revolution on foot engi neered by tho leading colored men of Koith Caiollnn acalnst tho Admlnlstrn- tion, nnd a fight ngainst President Hnr ribon'a reuomlnntlon will bo started wllhlun few days. War was declared yesterday when "a half dozen colored men from the Tar Heel State met In the loltindu of tho Capitol and compaicd notes on the situation of nffnlis. Thoso wero delegates to the National Colored Convention, which met hetc last week, who have remained to look over the field for tho purpose of coining to some conclusion as to what course they should pursue in the future. Tho little group was composed of Piof. J. C. Piiee, who was chainnan oT the convention and is president of tho Afro Amciicnn League. J. II. Will iamson of Franklin county, who has Ft rved twelve vears In tho legislature of Ihe Slate, J. II. ifanis ot Raleigh, who has seivcd ten years In tho North Caro lina Senate nnd Houso of Representa tives, William Henderson, Charles Rich nidson and John C. Dnnsey. These arc Ihe most pmmlnent coloied men in tho Statu of North Caiolica, and whatever political action they havo declJed upon heretofore has never failed to be rati fied by their people. They decided jestculnyto rctutn to their homes and isuo a call for n convenllon and there innucur.tte tho light against the white Republican leaders of the State. " Our giievanccs nro many," ex plained J. II. Williamson to Tun CniTioinan, "and wo nte foiced into an open lcbcllion. No coloted man in the State can get an office, although without us theio would not be Repub licans enough in the State to hold the window hooks on days of election. The whito men theio who poso as Republi can leaders lmvo cntcied into n combi nation not to allow tho colored man to leceivc any lccogniiion, nnd even Con gressman Cheatham is ignored. IIo cannot sccuio nn appointment above n spittoon cleaner, nnd ho hns been nl lowed n very few of these. He tried to nave milium Henderson appointed to a special census ngency, and he had been piomised Ihe plnco, hut It was stopped by the combination when they lieaid of it. "This combination is composed of Dr J. J. Molt, John B. Eaves, Elihu While, collector of internal revenue for tho Fourth District, and A. W. Shaffer, postmnsier nt Raleigh. They hao promised Picsldent Harrison the delcgntion from the Stnto to the next National Convention, but they will fail in dellveiing tlio goods. Tho coloied voters of North Caiollna compose tho Republican paity of the State, and for tho future wo will contiol our own nffnits. We havo mado up our minds never to send another white Republican to Congtess, and only colored men will go to the .National Convention in lb'j:.'. Wo will issue the call for tho Stato Convention within ten days nnd you can bet it will bo well nttended " Congressman Cheatham has not lent his nnmo to tho movement, but it is undci stood that it hits his full sympathy. LAIMVETTIW STATUi:. The Commlaslon Undecided Whero to l'litco It. Tho location of the Lafayette statue is just now disturbing the commission having the matter in charge, consisting of Sccictary Pioctor, Senator Evatts and Aichilect Claike. Word has been iccelvcd from Paris that tlio statue is finished, nnd Minister Reld will be nsked to employ nn expert to cxamino it and see that it is up to the specifica tions. If itprovcscntiicly satisfactory, as it is believed it will bo, it will bo no ccptcd and shipped at onco to this city. Tho commission want to place it lu Lafayetto Square, which has borno Its present namo ever sinco the city was planned, as it is recognized that this is tho most nppropiiato location for It. At tho samo time they nro unwilling to remove the equestrian statue of Jack son, which has long held the position of honor there, nnd they don't wish to glvo the Lafayetto statue an inferior lo cation. It wns said at tho War Depaitment this morning that no location for tho stntuo had yet been nsiecd upon, nnd that it was not likely that anything deflnito will bo determined on for somo little time. It is not expected that tho stntuo will bo hero under six weeks, nnd by that limo tho commission will hno mado up Its mind. Tho foi mat contract for the statuo was signed with tho French nrtists, A. Mercio nnd A. Falguicro of Paris on Dccembci 27, 18S7. Tho tlmo nllowed wns two vears, nnd tho prico was ij.ir),000. Tlio four compatriots of Lafayette who look n leading part iu behalf of American independence- will also bo loprcsentcd. Theso wero Vice-Admiral Count do Estr... g nnd Licutcnant-General Count do Grasso of tho Fiench Navy and Lieutenant Couut do Rochambcau and flenernl Chevalier Dufortall of the Fiench Army. Tho brono atatuo of Lnlayctto will hoof heroic sbo, upon a innrblo pedestal, and tho figures of tho lour compntilots will do grouped about tho bnso. hiicriiinbed to tlio Tomutntlon. New Yoiik, Feb, 14. Allan McKoaurie, e ashler in tho banking house of Albert A. Drnk e, Ti llrondway, was arrested late last night for embezzliug $:',"0O from his em ployers. McKcahilo is " years old. He Is . unmarried. BRIDGING THE BRANCH. East Section of Washington to Have a Big Improvement. FAVORED BY SECRETARY PROOTOR. From (ho District to Fort Washington an Avonuo Will Extend. It A V 111 Open l'n n I'leld Moro I'letur eMiio iiml DeMriililo for Ilomei 3 linn the llnnltn of tho HtiiUon or Suaqiicliuiinii 'lo CoH )fl 3." l, (((. Tho Secretary of War has submlttod n report lo tho chairman of tho Houso Committee on iho District of Columbia favoring tlio proposed bridge ucios3 tho Knslom Branch of the Potomac at tho foot of South Cnpltol street. Tho Sec letury rt commended that tho sum of $350,000 bo appropriated Instead of SJir0,000, r.s proved for in the bill be foio Congress. Thoso mostly interested in tlio bridge therefoic feel grcntly en couraged. The report stnted that In the oplnlou of the Scctetnry of War nny bridge is nn obstruction to navigation, but that tho plan of this one with its largo center dtnw, nnd thu proposed widening and deepening of the channel was approved with tho belief thnt tho Improvements intended would ndvauce the interests of nnlgation. Tho bill was Introduced last winter nnd passed tho Senate and, It Is claimed by tho fiiends of the bridge, would havo passed tho House hut for the late ness in tho fcsslon and the consequent lack of time. Tho bridge is to be of iron, con structed iu the most substantial man ner nnd very ornnmeutnl. It will also bo the broadest Btruclttro of Its kind in Washington or vicinity. It is proposed to construct an avenue 150 feet wide, lending from Iho southern terminus of tho bride to Fort Washington, sixteen miles down tho river. All the property owners along the louto havo been seen and lmvo checi fully signed a list signi fying their willingness to deed the land nnd right of way for tho boulevard nt anv lime. It is claimed by those in charge of Ihe affair that the bridge is necessary for the accommodation of the peoplo of the District of Columbia and tho al jncent counties of Maryland; that it is it necessity from n sanitary nolnt of view, and Hint it furnishes n tliicct route to the Incds and fortifications of the Gov ernment on the lino of the projected impiovcnicnls, nnd enhances the v.iluu ol public pi operly. In the meinoiial of tho bridge co n mittcc to Congress it stated that thu liver south of Washington is grander and lis banks moic picturesque and do th able for homes than those of thet Hudson or the Susquehanna, and vet tlio (list house on the shores of Ihe Po tomac was built moro than n century ngo. Construct this brldce, they say, and n thnioughfaro dining all seasons of the j car, fiom beautiful villa sites lo tho city ot Washington, will be es tablished, and on the Lanks of the river will then bo found tho most desirable suburban homes iu this sectiou of this countiy. The Government now owns four largo tracts of land on the eastern shore of the Potomac below Washington, namely, tho St. Elizabeth Iusauo Asylum, containing -100 ncies, tho magnrine piopeity, of 00 aens, Fmt Foote, of CO acres, and Foit "Wash ington, of 300 acres. It is claimed tint the construction of the bridge will in ci ease tho value of this large ptoperly fur beyond the cost of construction, and thnt inoio than 700 acres of mmsh land will bo reclaimed. If tlio biidgo is constituted, South Capitol sttcct will be extended to Foit Washington, and it will shoitcn the distaucc to that point fully llvo miles. Tho sticct has al ready been suivcyed by Older of tho Commissioneis ot tho District as far as the District line, nnd it is said that nowheic else in Washington are such facilities ofTcied for opening n gr.md avenue, with shaded hills on ono side and tho majestic river on tho other; that it will mnko a drive more attractive than is to be found on the sandy beach of Newport, Long Branch, Cape May, or the beautiful WIssahickon out of Philadelphia. It is said bv thomcmoiialists that the only proper outlet for the gnrbage of Washington is south of the city, and for years this vast amount of refuse matter has been cniricd down the river on barges; but when navigation is closed, ns it frequently is for several months in thoyear, the accumulation of garbage is sometimes deposited on the banks of the river south of the Cnpltol nnd left to breed disease.. If the biidco wcro constructed the garbage at nil seasons of the year could bo eonveye 1 across tho liver and deposicl so far from tho Capitol thnt the section south of tho city will necessarily bo improve I and lendered ns healthful and attractive) as nny of the more favored portions of the Distiict. Members of the Citizens' Committee, also say that they ask for the bridge on the bioad prlnclplo that the bulldlug of bridges across the river in all directions tends to tho expansion of the city Into the adjoining county to the mutual benelltof tho ngrlculturist nnd consumer of tlio products' of the soil. Democrntle Campaign Committee. Tho executive committee of thu House Democratic campaigu committee) has elected Congressman Flower of New York chairman and Mr. Towles of North Caiollnn, formerly chief clerk to tlio Clerk of the Houso of Repre sentatives, secretary. Messrs. Flowor of New Yoik. McCreaiy of Kentucky, Blnnchard of Louisiana. Havs of Iowa, Fowler of New Jersoy, Whiting or Michigan, Mulsh of Pennsjlvmin Andrew of Massachusetts, Yodcr of Ohio and McClelland of Indiana wero chosen membcis of wiiat Is pcrhnp? most piopetly designated ns n (inancr committee. Guilty of IlousobrenUlnc;. William Williams, alias JohnAu Hams, coloied, wns t.-icd to-day in the Criminal Court charged with brenkiup; into tho houso of Archibald Columbus, nt 015 11 street. A veidict of guilty was rendered and a motion made foi n now trial by his attorney. Sentcm w ns defei red. Ilolliluc; the Indium. Tho President has nulhoilcd the t x. pendituro of 3,000 for tho relief of tup present uigent uceds of tho Devil's Lnko Indiaus in North Dakota A mcasuro is pending in Cougiosa appio printing $.25,000 additional for tho bu'j bistencc ot tticsc nuuans rrcKldent Harrison's Visitors Among tho Vresidcut's callers to-d wero Senatois Daw 08, l'lerco, Caroy au.l CocUrell, Representatives I'crltlus, Majun, Cuiter, (lest, Dorsoy and Tajlor, U M l.ambertsou, ot Nebiaska; Judgo Martin, of Oklahoma; Taj-roaster Johu I). Wltclur, 3 M. Baunabs, ot Chicago; G. Harry IlaU,otl'hlhideliihla; II T, Litchfield, of I HoMoii, aud Ex-Se retary Delano.