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TliTE WASHINGTON CRITIC, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14, 1890.
MOUSSA BEY IN PRISON, BUT HIS OWN PALACE IS HIS PLACE OF CONFINEMENT. MltiUtrr lllrnclt SttncoetM In I'revont. Inc tlio Nultnn'1 Tool J'rom Causing Slnro 'Ml miry A Knotty I'roblom Solved Satisfactorily to All. London, Feb, il. Moussa Hey, tho Kuuilsii clilcf who was acquitted byn Turkish comt of charges of robbery, outrago nml oppression In Armenia suf ficiently srttvo nnd well based to have cautcd his conviction on a moro pre sentation of the allegations, has at last been run to earth. At the request of 3rr. Illrstli, United States Minister at Constantinople, who has undertaken to right the alleged wiongs of two Ameri can missionaries, tho Sultau has had Moussa confined, not In a deep and loathsome dungeon, but In hl9 own palace, the abode of the Commander of the Faithful. This is doubtless satisfactory to Mr. Illrsch, gratifying to the suffering mis sionaries, pleasing to the sultan and it source of unfeigned delight to Moussa, for in whoso custody could ho be safer than that of tho powor that has hith erto exerted Itself to shield him from the punishment his numerous crimes merit? The end of tho Moussa case is not difficult to foresee from this beginning. Onco In tho imperial palaco ho is beyond tho ken of tlic-out-sldo world. Even Caliphs themselves have- disap peared from that retieat without tho possibility of discovery of tho time, the means, or tho circumstances of their exit. So it will bo with Moussa, except that ho will ultimately turn up In his old haunts. ITo has bcon too useful to tho Porte In tho past and has still exceptional elements of usefulness that will commend him to tho mercy of his master. The intentions of Mr. Illrsch arc praiseworthy and tho desire of the rev crend sufferers to havo their barbarous persecutor punished is laudable, but if they, or anybody else, beliovo mat tho discomfort of two Chilstlan missionaries Is to weigh against tho work of a man whoso delegated ,or at least passively per mitted, function contemplates riddlnc the country and incidentally tho earth of Christians in as largo Installments as possible, thoy will find themselves grievously deceived. a little i'oy's taxi:. Lost on tlio Torrlblo Voj bro or the Domini. JUltimoue, Fob. 1-t. Fourty four days at sea, buffeting against head winds und sweeping seas and beaten with rain and hall such was tho experience of the British steamship Doiulin, Captain Wilson, which anlvcd yesterday at Henderson's wharf from Gourock, near Glasgow, Scotland, which port shcleft January ii. ler Baltimore agents, tho Joseph It. Foard Transportation Com pany, had about given tho ship up as lost. Her charter ran out January So. Her log-book shows that sho en countered southwest winds as soon a3 she left poll, Vthiuh increased in vio lence, occasionally moderating into what sailois call "fox dogs," only to bo succeeded by storms moio tciriflc and seas more danserous. When sixteen days out, fighting the westerly gales with all engine power, the Douilra was but 800 miles from her port of dcpai turo. From Januaiy 13 to 17 terrific squalls of hall accompanied the misery of the rolling and tossing motion of the vessel in ballast. On tho 10th the horrors of life on board wcie intensified by the loss of a blight little mess-boy named James W. Laurie. Ho was 15 years old, and bo longed to Glasgow. He was not washed overboard, but was walking along tho deck forward of the amldshlp houso when a violent loll of tho vessel threw him off his legs nnd carried him clear of tho Ice rail and hurled him Into the sea. It would havo been death to all who undoitook to lower a boat, and thoso who saw him disappear in the hissing sea threw overboard whatever was at hand that ho might clutch them. Ho was not seen again. P. H. Dllctt, tho steward of tlio ves sel, was picked up by tho same roll and followed tho boy in his death phrase, but fortunately caught tho rail while his body dangled over the ship's side. He was rescued in an almost insensible condition, as in his involuntary flight ho struck some object and gashed Tils forehead, tho mark of which will bo permanent. (.ki:i:n was ai'haid. One ltenson tilvuu VFlij He Married Sirs. nicCren. New Voiik. Fob. 14. Tho World this morning devotes considerable spaco to tho Grccn-Snell-McCrea marrlago and (light to Europe. It seems that Green was completely controlled by the influence of Mrs. McCrea, It was learned yesterday that about u month ago Mrs. McCi ea sent a letter to Green in which she threatened to shuot him If ho did not get a dlvorco fioi i his wife nnd many her. Green was thoroughly nlarmcd at this lottcr and took it to Police Inspector Byrnes. Tho hitter went to Mrs. McCiea, and she promised to leave tho city and trouble Green no moio. It is subsequently proved, however, that Green was unablo to keep away from the woman, and thov soon re sumed their old relations. There seem? lo bo no doubt but tho European trip was proposed by her. A dispatch from Savannah, where Green's wife Is now tho guest of her brother-in-law, states ' Hint the deserted w lfo is prostrated with T. grief. SHOllTllNINO XIIi: 11 A. (). Ciunrcle Said to Huo Turned Oter ibo l'lttsburc nml Western, Prrrsni'iKi, Pa., Feb. 14. Tho Ohroniclc-Telfgrapli. states that Andrew Carnegie, having secured absolute con tiol ol the Pittsburg and AVcstern Rail load, has turned It over to tho Balti more aud Ohio Company, tho deal to go into effect bofoie tho annual meet ing of tho Pittsburg and Wostcrn Hall road Company in May, In order that picparationscan bo made for tho spring lrclght traffic. This will give tho Bal timore aud Ohio a shorter routo to Clovcland nnd Chicago. It is also un derstood that Mr. Carnoglo becomes largely interested In Baltimore and Ohio t-ccurlllt'g. SIX YimOUS HOUNDS. Ilril llrtiuiiHU Detents John Uckert on a l'oul Alter llurd Fighting. Aurora, Ills., Feb. 14. A vicious six-round light occurred here shortly after 1 o'clock this morning between Hcddylliennan of Montana and John !kert of Stiealor, Ills., for a puiso of $','00 and a sldo bet of $500. Bronnan won In tho second round on a foul. Iko Weir, tho "Belfast Spider," acted ns referee. Lckeit opened tho first i omul with a wicked nish and landed on Brcnuan's ribs, tho lattor counterlug on the face and neck, ' Desperate In llirhting followed to a clinch. In tho second lound severe punish ment was inflicted on both sides, l.ekcrt foiced Ids man Into his corner, nnd both went down together, Tho third louud was a repetition of tho second. In the fouith Eckert landed with telling effect several times on tho jiccU nad body. Bjeuutin countered nt every lead of his opponent, nnd did good wmk. Moth men roinmlltcd fouls, but tho claims of thrlrseconds wcronot pushed, In this round tho betting was 5 to -I on UrciiiiiH). Not a blow was Struck in the fifth round, Tho sixth round was a flerco one. Kckcrt lushed his man and lauded re pcalcdly on his neck and body. lJrcn nan fought gamely nnd got In some good blows. Tho seventh opoucd like tho sixth and It was hammor and tongs for 2 minutes. Ten seconds of terrific in-lighting was followed by a fall.whcn Kckcit struck his man three times whllo the latter was on tho floor. Hcfcrco Weir nt once gave the light to Hrcunan on a foul. Both men wero badly pun ished. There was no altempt at inter ference on thopait of tho authoiItloS. cor, rurciinii's msnttAoi:. Ilo In Simpouiloil l'rom llnnh nml Duty for Three Ycnrs. The President has acted in tho caso of Lieutenant-Colonel Joshua S, Fletcher, Second Infantry, leccntly tried by couit-martlal on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, in having wrongfully no cuscd his wife of infidelity with ofll rers stationed at tho samo post, and subsequently denylDg that he had mado such accusations. Tho accused was convicted of tho chaiges and was sen tenced to dismissal fiom tho service Tho Picsidcnt Indorsed the papers In tho caso as follows: 'Die ccntcnco In tills caso Igconfirmod, but In view of tlio judgment of tho acting judge adtcoatc-gcneral, concurred In by tho major General commandlne tlio army, that tho findings upon tho first chaigo and Its specifications nro not sustained by undis putablo proof, and In consideration of ttio excellent record of tho accused. It Is miti gated to h suspension fiom rank ana ilutr, with forfcitnto of onc-foui tli of his pay, for a pciiod of three years. iiomi: iujm:ks nuhimusud. Tholr r.cmlnrn Onntlv Dnnlt With by tho 1'ariioll Commission. London, Feb. 1-1. Tho leport of tho Parncll Commission is an agreeable sur prise to tho accused Homo Ilulers, who were led to believe that their viitual conviction of all the offences with which they weio charged was a fore gone conclusion in viow of tho noto rious leanings of the judges toward Toryism and the oft-repcated state ments that tho labois of the commission ers would be ciowned with royal favor In tho shape of elevation lo the peer age, etc. The report Ispiactlcallv an acquittal of the respondent membcis of all tho accusations connecting them with ciimc, outi ago and association with criminals, and foi lilies them In many places In which they have hitherto been vulnerable. "Ren tho government or gans tacitly admit this, nnd henceforth newspapers will be moio caieful in their attacks upon political opponents. m MAY 1IK1NG SUIT. The (lot eminent Wunts tho $l,:)00,O0n 1. (limed to Isoav Orluans. Nr.w Youk, Feb. 11. Tho Tribune's Washington correspondent says there Is n possibility of the National Govern ment biinging suit against thomanagors of tho recent, New Orleans Exposition to compel an accounting of the funds of tho concern. To aid tho Exposition, Congress appreciated $1,800,000, with the undei standing that If there was a surplus when the exhibition was over the money should be turned into the United States Treasury, National School T.enctio. Nr.w York, Feb. 11. Delcsates fiom nearly cvciy Stato In the Union will meet at tho Fifth Avenue Hotel here next week.-thc occasion being tho convention of what is known widely as the National School League. This organization, which meets on Wash ington's Bhthday, Is in favor of equal taxation of all piopcrty not classified as personal properly, a revision of tho emigration and natuiallzation laws and amendments to the national and Stato constitutions makine: Intelligence a qualification for the light of the fran chise. It has branches In many differ ent pai Is of tho counlry, and professes to be a thoroughly American body, though it docs not g'o so far as to bo re lated to the Know-Nothing paity of years back. Tho league favors, also, tho adoption of an amendment to tho Constitution iirohibiling tho enactment of any law respecting tho establishment of any religion or the free exercise thereof, and hat no public piopcity shall be appioprlated for tho use of de nominational schools. Taney l'rlccs I'or Dock. New Youk, Feb. 11. Some fancy of fers havo been made for dogs exhibited at the bench show. One man put a prico of $10,000 on his huge St. Ber nard, with tho expectation that no one would miiko application to tho owner. A number of offeis were, however, mado to tho owner for his canine fa vorite, but the dog didn't fetch $10,000. Most of the purchascis appear to bo women. One largo mastiff that looked dear at j.100 was held at $500. The buying of puppies was brisk, and a number of hunting dogs wero olfored for sale to men fond of tho spoil. A dingy looking eoon dog was held at '), and seemed to hae few fi lends. Many of tho St. Bernards offered for sale were old, but tha demand was in their favor. There seemed to bo llttlo fancy for the P"SS- Itnbenatoln Now tin. Champion Slinter. MoNTitnvT,, Feb. 11. A cablegram fiom St. Petersbun: savs that Louis Hubensteln, tho champion fancy skater of Ameiica, won tho championship of the world In that city yesterday, in tho competition under tho auspices of the St. Petcrsbuig Amateur Skating Club. Tho contest took place on open air loo, and among the countiies which had representatives competing wero Aus tria, Finland, Noiway, Swedeu aud Russia. Fiom St. Petoisbur llubgu Stein goes to Hamburg and Amsterdam, where ho will compete at fnncy-skatlug touinnmcutb to be held at those places. New York'H (,'II, Hull Criimbllnc. Ni;w row;, Feb. 11. Tho back of the City Hall, which Is of biown sand stono, Is crumbling away, and to pro scivo it it Is to bo painted whlto and sanded. There is a tindition that when tho City Hall was built bio wn saud stono was used In placo of maiblo llko tho front because It was considered that the city would never oxtend fuither up-towntlmn Chambers street, and that therefore no ono would really notice the difference in tho material. Going to tho l.epon, Ni: Yoiik, Feb. 11, Tho youug English woman who is going to uuiso tho icpers, Miss Amy 0. Fowler, will leave on tho next steamer for her field of work In tho leper settlement of Mo lokal. Tho society will co-operalu with the English oiganiallon In assisting tho lepeisand studying tho subject gun ci ally, (luinbort uill l'ltch for ltoston. 1'ittkiu no, Va., Veil. H. Pitcher (lum btrt, of last season's Chicago Club, has ac cepted tho terms nllered hlmbr tho lioslou l'lajers' League Club, and will sign a con tract Wtli lluit club In u few iluje. A fad A llaltiiuoro turret has Uisn aulit to e.i). "fulfil Dr Hull's Cough byrup," Salvation Oil Is a genuine preparation for the Uire of all pain, Nothing like It, 3v ct?, m THE HOTEL LOBBIES. PEOPLE FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IN THE CITY. AnniBiiiB incident nt tho Nntinnni I I'oiinlnr CoiiKrcMiimn McCarthy Uovornor Oharlln Foster lloro to Tnlc About the bloux Indtain, Colonel McK. Jones, now of Now York, but always of Viiglnln, Is at tho Hotel Johnson cu routo to his stock farm In the latter Stato. Colotiol Jones Is a traveled gentleman. Ho has lunched on tho Pyramids, bathed In tho HIvcr Joulan and is as familiar wjth tho scenes on tho Nile as thoso on tho Hudson. Colonel Jones some llvo years ago paid $10,000 for a grazing "patch'.' In Fauquier County, Piedmont, Va., built a flno residence thereon and stocked it with the finest blooded horses and thorough bred cattle. It is now considered a model gentleman's home. Though a Virginian fiom way baclt, he Is still In tho prime of life, being on tho sunny side of 00. "Hello; I thought you dead a bun- ,i..i ... v, . -i.i i ,1.. tt HaneV WaSr ho m t an old r,mm nt itt in i,n ri.i,iit. iTmi. i,i ciouv oi on morning, aud ovldently an unadulter ated Republican. "Oh! I am trudging along. How are you nnd how old are you?" "Quito well; hearty as a buck. I am H8 now. After a man passes 00 his length of days depends upon how ho takes care of himself. I always took good care of myself, and Nature's book keeper has placed somo years still to my credit account," was the cheerful remark of the old Kcntucklan. "By tho way, you must call on Har rison whilo you are here, tell him to cheer up, and that ho Is not as bad au egg as his Hcpubllcau friends would have us beliovo." Hon. Simon Lugg Matthews of Hazlo huist, Miss., United States Marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi, Is at the Harris House. Mr. Matthews is a sou of the lato Colonel Prentiss Mat thews, who was shotdown at tho Copiah massacre several years ago. Mr. Mat thews Is one of the leading Republicans in the South. Mr. Ned Harris, formerly manager of Willaid's Hotel and recently propilctor of tho Tiemont Houso in Boston, is in the city. He is stopping with his biother, Mi. Jack Ilarils. James K. Maddux, ono of the best all-aiound steeplechase riders In Vir ginia and master of the Wairenton hounds, is at tho Hotel Johnson. Hon. Ilcniy Kcinaghan of Mis sissippi, who Is contesting the scat of Representative Hooker, is stopping at tho Hants House. Colonel Kcrnaghan feels very confident of being seated Ho says the fraud piacticcdin his dis trict by tho Democrats wero so glaiing and palpable that it was imposslblo for the Democrats to cover them up. The filends of Colonel Kcinachan say lie has a very strong caso, and they don't see how any Democrat cancondono tho fi amis by which Hooker is alleged to hao been elected. A little man with nn immense big diamond In his shirt-bosom strutted about the coiridois of tho National Ho tel last night, the eyes of half a dozen daikies following him In silent admira tion. His checked suit was cut in the latest English fashion, and ho tried his best, judging from his actions, to make people beliovo that ho was a native of the tight little Isle. lie could not keep his monocle in place, however, and his droits lo do so showed that he was not used to wearing a single eye-glass, "no was evidently new to Washington, for, after ho found that ho did attract the attention he expected to, he took a seat on a truck and posed for the darkies. He had been in this position only a few moments when a Government offi cial addressed him lu the most filendly manner aud Inquired his business In Washington. The llttlo man appeared astonished and pretended not to know the official. "Don't know mol" the latter cv claimed; "why, of couise you do. I lived right mound tho corner from your plumber shop in New York." The little man gasped, and, after giving a quick glance at the laughing ciowd "arounil him, hurriedly left tho hotel, for he was not even stopping there, nnd went to his boaidlng-liouso considerably crestfallen. There are many new anivals at tho National. Among them arc:.AVallaco Cochrane of Harpei's Ferry, George L. Remington of Philadelphia, and W. II. Smith, Joseph M. Voso nml D. R. Mar shall of New York. Although Congressman J. Henry Mc Caithy is not a new anival at Willard's, one would think so, judging fiom the ciowd which suuounded the 'Little Giant" In the couldor of tho hotel last night. Thgio seems to bo a sort of at tractheness about "Mac," as ho is called by his fi lends, that atliaets peo ple to him wherever he goes. It. D, Baiclay of tho Pennsylvania Rallio.ul Company of Philadelphia, ar rived at Willaid's" last night. Somo of the other guests who got in during tho evening were, O. Champlain of Xow Yorl;, S. D. Cmr of St. Lonls and Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Swlter of tho Boston Symphony Company. Big blonde mustnehed T. II. Mco woiycr, United States Pension Agent of Altoona, Pa., put up at tho American Houso last night. There wero number of other new nirivals at tho hotel, but none of them could spoit such a mus tache as Mr Xlccivorycr does. Some of the arrivals at tho Metropoli tan were Gcoigo W. Mundel of Now Yoik, J.L. C. Bird of Marion, N. C; W. M. Bakcy of Now York, D. L. A. Wilder, Chicago; F. L. Convcrco, Now Yoik, and Samuel F. Hunt. There were vcryfow new anivals at any of tho other hotels. Governor Charllo Foster is in town, llo was so successful In negotiating with tho Sioux that tho Indiau Olllco Is now anlous to havo him tacklo tho Chciokcc. Tho Governor has lost his Nypeilon locks, a Now- Yoik baiber having "laeod" him in the approved modem stylo, aud ho looks joungor and handsomer than ever At the Kbbltt Houso are C. W. Colo, Cincinnati; I). 11. Bcooh, Minnesota; 11, II, llanning, Now York; J. M. IJalo, Philipburg, Va.; Mr. and Mis. Mo livancy, lJoston; It. A. Kelly, Xonla; I. 1). Cair, Salinas, Cal.; Mis. AV. II. ltead, Miss O. M. "Whiting. V. "W. Head. W. II. Whiting, JliooTdyn, nnd A. M. Zonlko. On tho register of thu Ailingtou are tho following: Henry C. Smith, New Yoik; Miss T. Gertlo Smith, Urook. lyu; Miss Caulo Scarlott, Cincinnati; Cieoriro P. McOlc.ino, Pittsburg; Miss Cooko, Philadelphia; Jay Cook, Phlla dclphia; Mr. and Mrs. John MoWU Hams, Now York; Mr. and Mis. C "Williams, lhooklyn, J, P. ltoulnsoti. Anthony Kessclcr, Joseph Uyron and Mr. nnd Mrs. H. BIdciiburg, Now York, W. II. Eustl9, Minneapolis; Charles Hlpglns. W, V, Bldwell, Mr, and Mrs. O. 1?. Stoutcnburir and Mr. nnd Mrs. Sibley, Brooklyn; T. Hobcrtson. Now York; A. .1. Mcintosh, New York;T. 1?. Arthur nnd If. Lawrcnco. Maryland; M. Kaufman, New York; B.O. Duncan, South rnrollna; V, llopuinson, Man Chester, England. Ln Noimandlo ha9 as its guc?ts D. C. Wilson, Beaufort. S. C; .John P. .Adams, Philadelphia; Mr. aud Mrs. J. Lynch IVndcrgast, Now .York; T. Minock, Miss MInook and Miss Heir. wood, Holyoke, Mass.; Charles" Illg clns, Brooklvn; W. A. Foster, Boston; Charles II. Cramp, Philadelphia; Mrs. Oliver P. C. Billings and Jiiss E. W. Hills, New York; Mrs. L. Piddle, New York; W. Munroo, Now York. Lpndloid Spoffoid of tho Biggs House Is entertaining John C. Bullett, 1 St. Paul; Jame3 II. Imgc, Boston; Mrs. Mi II. Hallowoll, Mis. S. F. Wil I lis, Mrs. J. Willis and Mrs. G. A. I Bcnlsb, Now York; II. Malcr and wife, i New York; Mrs. M. H.Johnson, Louis j ;illo; William J. While, Bridgeport, , Conn., Chailcs C. Losby, Brooklyn; iirs. iucuiciian urown. .miss v. Jirown 'SLM'Ifc S?iJi !' Harris Lincoln and T. Adamson and J. Adamson, New York. ni:vt aitiAi. I'non.vni.i;. Another Chnnco Tor the Tlmmim-Ott-Anthony Combination. Siuco tho disagreement of tho jury in tho -Mary Thomas caso there has been a feeling that there ought to bo a new trial for tho co defendants Indicted un der this chaigc. Mary Thomas, who is considered tho primo feature In this caso, tho keeper for ten years of n disreputa ble house on Seventeenth street, where Marccllus West's money was taken, by thevctdlct of this jury goes scot free. Said one of tho men who has been very active in the piosccutlon of this caso today to Tim CniTio repoitor: "I want to sec a new trial on this charge. There is no question but that Mary Thomas knows all about Marcellus West's money, We don't want to see Grace Ottand Anthony go over illo way and let tho nest egg of tho wholo business escape. From her testimony and gcneinl appearance on tho stand thero was cejy indication that she was a very shrewd woman, and capablo of tackling most any attorney that came in contact with her. This was a studied effort." Mary Thomas has no criminal record asainst her, but she Is too smait to al low anything approaching a cloud to bo lntioduccd in the trial of the case. To what extent Giaco Ott and Anthony were connected with this case thero Is a question, and somo new developments can be looked for should a new trial bo granted. Aiqumcnts will be heard be fore Judge Bingham on Saturday. 3IUSICIANS AUK AKrlSl'S. Stratum' YlcMimi Ordinttrn to Ito Al lowed to I.nml. Acting Secretaiy Batchellor has de cided the question l.iiscd by tho Col lector of Customs at New Yoik as to whether tho membeis of Strauss' Vi enna Orchesti a, coming to New Yoik in May uext under contract to givo a scries of concerts, can be pei'mitted lo land as artists within the alien contiact labor law. In a letter to the Collector Mr. Batch ellor says: "In reply, you are advised tint, as the accepted definition of the woid 'aitist' Includes musicians who combine science and tasto in the manual execution of thcii art, such mombeis of Slrauss' Orchestra may be admitted as aitlsts' under tho law. Whether each member of tho Stinuss' Orchestra comes up to the standard is a question of fact to bo decided upon the best evidence obtainable." TT3I11C to Avoid 11 Scnmliil. Ni:w Youk, Fob. 1 1. School Trustee Tisdale recently removed Teacher Isa bella F. Lewis fiom one school to an other without publicly gl ing any rea son. Miss Lewis objected, and there has been a good deal of gossip about the matter. The Times this morning prints all the documents in tho case. In cluding Tiusteo Tlsdalc's report to Su perintendent of Schools Jasper, in which tho reason given for the transfer of the teacher is that Mr. Tisdalo found her in the prlvato loom of her principal, Mr. B. D. L. Southorland, after school houisand when there was no ono else in tho building. It was thought best to quietly sepaiato tho principal and teachcrby a tiansferand avoid scandal. The Time severely condemns this couise, aud says that if scandalous facts exist they should bo exposed and abated, not suppressed. Trenton Jlnbber Works Sold. T uiton, Teb. 14. An English syndi cate hasoITcicd by cable $"50,000 for the rubber Interests In this city. Experts rep 1 csentlng the a) ndlcato have been examin ing tho works of tho Trenton, Star and other rubber worl.s, and (Ixcd the alue at inch a sum which was modified to tho above. Ihe lubber men had a meeting Weduesday night and accepted thooflci. The works will be mauaged by the preieut proprietor, nno retain an interest. Jtlerellcsil) Whipped by Masked Men, llLOOMINf.TOX, I.M)., Feb. 14. Phillip Jlranuner, a weak-minded and InolTcnstva farmer liring near I'atrlcksburg, was seized Wednesday night while on his way homo by masked men. Thoy took htm to an orchard, tied him to a tree and whipped htm almost to Insensibility. Braramcr was left covered with blood ljlng on the ground anil was nearly frozen before ho recovered suf ficiently to go home, wherehe arrived about daylight. Horned ln llronery i:ploslon. Mn.w 11 Ki:n, Wis., Feb. 14. A brain English, aged 31, and William Dledrlch, aged 19, were badly burned by an explosion In tho lllats! brewery hero last night. Thoy wero varnishing tho insldo of a big cooling at, nnd it Is supposed that tho heat volatil ized tho varnish, which (suited from their lamps and exploded. The vat was do inolhbed. llefieiner Steol lt.ills, Tho American Iron and Steel Atsoelatlon hasasuiitulned that the total nuanUty of llessemcr steel tails mado In tho United States In lib!), by works moduclng their own Ingots, was 1,044,3-1 net tons, or 1,403,000 gtoss tons, a gain of only 102,14r, gross tons ocr the production of 1,305,9.21 gross tons In 18SS. Although tho Uosemer steel rail production of lbS9 Is but llttlo lnrger than that of 18SS, jet tho prodticttou of Bessemer steel Ingots last j ear was about 400,000 gross tons lareicr than In 18S8, and closely approached tho quantity produced lu lhS7, tlio jearof tho largest pioductlon In tho L'ultcd Slates of liessomor steel, when thero w ore mado 3,930,0.13 gioss tons of tiiL'Ots, thus ludlcatlue how rnpldlv tho demands coutluuo to Incroaso for steel for miscellaneous products which were for- merlv matlo 01 iron. -Mr. Suann lluja 11 itullroiul. Mr, James Sw ami of the firm of lntuau, Swann it Co. of New York City, has bought a loutrolllng Interest lu tho Augusta, (lib sou and SandersUUo (G11.) Railroad, and nt the aunual meeting Wednesday the road passed Into his hands. Mr, Swaun's purchase Is believed to have a been deal for tho Riclnuoud and Danville- Road, for It Is uudeibtooil that tho road, which Is narrow gauge and only eighty miles long, having bunderslllo, (la., ns a terminus, will bo utdened aud tho line oxteuded to Thomns lllo or somo point on tho (iulf Coast, which will greatly enhance tho value of tho Richmond Teunlnal Company, Call up telephone No, 251-3 and order 'Inn Clinic delivered to you for Jo cents a mouth, ST. ULENTINE'S DAY. IT IS USHERED IN IN A MOIST AND STORMY r. NNER. I.oicm' Spirits JlocelL n Dampor Ciiphl'A l'ut roil Sail,!; llneomlns t'lipoptilnr Denlnrn Complain or the 1'oor Snto of Valentino. A lovo to fond and true, A heart of honest truth, 1 send, dear one, to you An hutnblo gift, In sooth. What happiness ould illl my breast If jou would but put my love to test. A thick black bank of threatening clouds arose slowly and sluggishly over tho cnstciu horl.on In placo of tlio warm faco of Old Sol tills morning nnd frowned down upon tho District of Columbia. Like a shadowy octopus It stretched out Its long tcndrll-llkc arms over tho broad cxpauso of still giay sky until tho heavens were shrouded as If by a veil of mourning. Then a driving rain began to fall, and St. Val cntiuo s Day was fairly ushered in the ono day iu the year when gallant boaux nnd pretty, rosy-checked sweethearts commemorato tho birth of tho lover saint. In the olden days, whon formalities were unknown and tho young swain and blushing sweethearts gavo them selves over to unadulterated enjoyment and pleasure, St. Valentino's Day was looked forward to as th6 tlmo when mirth and merriment reigned supreme. As tho years rolled by and old Father Timo swung his kccn-hladcd scythe round and round over the universe, old customs disappeared and now ones sprung up in their places. Some wero uprooted and died, but tho bulbs of St. Ynlcntlno's Day wero nourished by the lover offsprings of tho ptctty sweet hearts of old-folk lore, and to-day tho llttlo sprays shoot up, green and pretty. Tho dav has chanacd. thouch. Tho fight for supremacy, for wealth and rh.hes by the people of to-day, has In a wonderful measure swallowed up many of tho old-tlmo pleasures and with them Is rapidly disappearing good old St. Valentino's Day. Probably it Is for this reason that tho day is In mourning. That the custom of sending these little tokens of lovo Is yearly going to tho wall was never more clearly demon strated than to day. Dealers through out the District claim that never In tho history of tho day has there been such a poor ucmauu lor valentines. "Thero was a time," said a well known dealer on Ninth street, "when I sold valentines by the hundreds. Sev eral ycais ago younjj lovcr3 would think nothing of spending $5 for an elaborately decorated valentine for his lady lore, but gradually the demand has fallen off until during the past week I have not had more than a dozen calls for expensive valentines. Tho demand has been almost ex clusively for cheap ones tor children. The older lovers appear to have come to tho conclusion that it Is folly to in est their money simply to follow out a pretty well worn out cus torn. It has almost come lo be a oh 11 dicn'sdar, the older loveis seemingly feeling that there are so many new nu'd modem wnys of epressing their af fection other than sending to their sweetheails loc sick pootiy. "There are but thiee wholesale man ufactuicis of valentines left now aud they have resorted to every known de vice to keep up tLo demand by introduc ing all soils of unique and pretty dc signs to attract attention. Plush covered albums, with gilded inscrip tions, valentines of mother of peail, with elnboiato hand-painted doc oiatious, and silver and gold valen tines have all had their turn but, liko doctoring a dying hoisc, It causes a temporaiy animation and then lapses into even more quietness. It will be -only a matter of a very few years when St. Valentine's Day among the older people will bo a pleasant lcmiuisccuco ol the past. "The children will keep It up for vcais, thouch, and tho old lace valen tine, which sells for live cents, and has not been changed In design for twenty five years, will probably be in demand for many years. The comic valentines have had their day, and now the only demand for them springs fiom tho low and unrefined classes." Notwithstanding the great falling off In tho demand for valentines, aud con sequently the number of letters sent thiough the postolllcc, the increase in tho mails foi the past few days has been astonishing. In fact, tho old death trap at Sith street and Louisiana avenue has brcn undeigoing n pcifcct siege. It simply showed, it was said, the absolute inadequacy of tho stiucturefor cauying tho mails. Tho distributing room is so small and dingy that even with the falling oil In tho sending of valentines many lovers and sweethcaits will be compelled to wait may ho two days before thoy receive their little lovo tokens. Mlnenln Tribe's Hall. The second annual ball given by Mincola Tribe No. 11, Independent Order of Red Men, took place at Edel's last night. Tho paity was a jolly 0110 and did not break up until a late hour. Tho members of the several committees were: Messrs. M Schneider, chairman; '. Williamson, V. 11. Willlatnsou, Thomas Oray, (!. V. Wecdon, W. II. Eno, V. If. Rose, Ti., 1), N. Shank, James llrown, Ilpury Cole, I'. Strangrer, Easl Chase, Thomas Hrooku, II. E. Enos, W. C. Nichol son, W. O. Dorsey, V. S, FleNhman, W. II. Perkins, T. V. Williamson and .1. W. llerkley. Among those present wero. Mr. anil Mrs. Ilarutsh, Mr. aud Mrs. John II. Hogan, Mr., Mrs. und Miss Hipctti, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. White, Mr. and Mrs. Dor sey, Mr. and Mrs. Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Wetdon, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson, Mr. aud Mis. Enos, Mr. and Mrs. Strangrer, Misses Oliver, l.attlmer, Kcuuedy, Annie Blank, Launagaus, Messrs. W S. Dodge, F. F. Donnelly, lloulm, II. S. btow, Cray, Hose, Julllan, J. II. Smith, Staugcr, I.. M. Han cock, W. .1. (Jntteiuer, J. A. Williamson, T. Read, William Padgett, J. W. Berkley, Shank, Chae, Donlej, Smith, ilcndereon, Alton and Charlton. Nntlonnl Illllas' "At Home," Tho National Kiilcs gave anothei of their pleasaut "at homes" last evening, which was iruito in keeping with thoso previously given, Tho llorul dccoia tlonsoftho large ball 100111 were mag nificent, tho dresses of tho ladles were elegant and tho bright uniforms of tho soldier boys made the scene picturesque and complete. Much ci edit Is duo to tho committee for tho perfect anange ment of tho reception. Thoy wore as follows; Lieutenant Gcorgo W Kvnns, chairman; S. C. Tomlliison. J. A. Kvans, WAV. McConlho, C W Htooks M. J Qulnn and 11. T. Doyle Mnnlngo l,lconeit. llnny King and Ilattio llosi'iithal, "Washington; William 11. Bean nnd Mnttla i:. -Martin, Washington. Martin llrent nnd Knilly K. YInsoti, AVashlng ton; Charles Piper and Mary P.. Minor, Washington; Simpson Y lllldebrand and Silln A. Coiry, Kaston. Not Tire llnglnes Wanted. In his report to the Dlstilct Comuils sloncis Chief Panis recommends the mn ch aso of two additional steam engines and a lire truck lor tho noithwcst sec tion, and an additional enstno company for the northeast section ottho city. Ho cellmates thai $185, 11)5 will be needed in addition to tho amount of the appro prlatlon recently passe 1 by the Houso In order to mpct Ills recommondatlous and place the department in first class condition. Tho ooininunlcitloti was sent to Senator Alllon, chnlnivin of tho Senate Appropriation Committee, by tho Commissioners, Dr. llllns T.eotttro. After tho regular Thursday evening puvyci meeting Inst night at Union Chm ch on Twentieth street, Mrs. Dr. Carrie Haines Bliss addressed tho audi ence on tho subject: "What Will Wo Givo Our Children V Tho lecture was under tho auspices of tho Woman's Christian Tcmperanco Union, and Mrs. Bliss was greeted by a veiy good-sUed audience, who testified their apprecia tion of tho many good points sho undo by frequent and hearty applause. Tho lecture treated moro particularly on hygiene, nnd no points, such as pure air, out-door cxnrelso nnd loose, com fortable dress were omitted or slighted by Mis. IJliss. ..Tho Wiro." 'iho return cngngemont of Daniel I'roh innn'a company, presenting this most bril liant of his Ejccum Thcatro successes, Is, no doubt, looked forward to wllh Interest by tho lovers of tha higher order of amuse ment and patrons of tlio National Theatre "Tho Wifo" has nchlovcd widespread pralso everywhere as ono of tho foremost of so ciety ptajs aud as a literary work of moro than usual Interest found In modern drama. Each character Is woll drawn, and deplete life In Iho higher social circles at Newport and Washington, Introducing a United States Senator, a member of tho l'roduco Exchange, a newspaper man anil politician, nicternn major, a Columbia student, an attorney, tho Interesting heroine, a New Orleans clrl, a charitable widow, a debu tante and minor roles. Tim cast will In cludo many well-known players, somo of whom havo been tccn here lu their original charactcis. A Tolocruph Tournament. I seo that tho two great patrons of fast telegraphy, Walter V. Vhllllps and Fred Catliu, are arranging for a tournament, lu which tho best known fast-sending opera tors of the country aro to compote. Mr. Vhllllps was a famous operator Just after the war. He Is now at tho head of tho United Press. Mr. Catliu Is a very fast sender himself, and Is ono of tho chiefs of tho Western Union Company. All tho crack local senders, such, as John Koloson, Flank .T. Kllun, Jnmcs Dradt, John U. McCloskcy, William Gibson aud Charles JHnler. havo already entered tho Hits. Au effort will probably bo mado to have the swiftest, of tho womou operators go Into tho contest. Tho tournament will bo held In tho Western Unlou building, nnd thero Is a good deal of speculation among thothreo or four thousand operators in tho city ns to the result. Itoloson w 011 thollrst prize In the last tournament three years ago, making a record w hlch has nover since been equaled fifty woids a inlnuto for ten consecutho minutes. Years ago, when General Eckert, "Bob" Martin aud Mr. Phillips were tho "crackajacks," they told great stories of fast sending. Martin, tbo only ono of Urn trio who has held his "grip," went Into tho last tournament, but, though bo mado a good showing, ho could not hold tho pace tho young fellows set him. Itoloson Is tho fnorltefor Ihocouilng contest. A'eie l'oii Star. As mean a catastrophe ns we know of is tatairh in Its advanced stages, 01 Influenza; still they can bo cured easily and effectually by Old "Saul's Catanh Cure, l'rlco only B1 tents. BPvIGGS' READACHE TROCHES -ron-SICK HEADACHE -IN ITS- Nervous, Bilious or Congestive Forms, TESTIMONIAL. L. It. BROWN, Jf. D , SlW'cst Jersoy st , Elizabi.th, N.J., Juno 23, 1SS1. This Is to certtly that I havo used for somo months with much satisfaction, tho combina tion of remedies, for Headache, known as Brlggs' Hcadacho Troches, Tho remedy cures rnorohcaaaohos, especially such as af fect Nervous Women, than anything I am acquainted with, and It this certificate will bo tho means of bringing It to tho favorable attention 'of sufferers from that troublo, I shall f col that I havo dono them a sorvico. L. It. BROWN. PRICE, 25 CENTS. Bold by all Druggists or sont by Mull on Fto cclpt of I'nco. BBIGGS' MEDICINE CO., ELIZABETH, N. J. .si'j.c.ir. xoticvi. r - r ir wWAA -"XW r AWWV " J" KS5yOFFICB OF THE BARBER ASPHALT K' PAVING CO., No. 1 Broadway. Now York. Jan. ss, IS1). Tho annual meeting of stockholders of fills company for tha election Ul U1III.U19. uiuviiuiu,; iiiu ifj'jaifo, liiviUAamK tho capital stock and tho transactional any biudmss that may como boforo tho meeting will be held at tho oflloo of tho company. No. 1 llroailway. New YorK, nt 11 a.m., EU? DAY, FUnilUAltY 111, lbTO. A. L. I1AR11ER. I'roildoiit. J.C. ROCK, Secretary. S-vST'NATIoNAL TEMPERANCE bOOIETV : at Metiopolltan il. E. Church, Frlduy ovenine. Fobnmry 11, at 80'clook. SENA'IOR II. W. IILAIR will prosidu SIRS. J. ELLEN FOSTEK will speak. HON. J. N. STEARNS, will speak. HON. J I). TAYLOR will speak. REV. G. II. COREY, D. D will speak. Allarolnxitcd. febn 21 flKJSr'NATIONAL elety, Rov. TEMPERANCE bO Theodore L. Cnvler. 1). u., piesmciti. I'ublio meeting at Metronoll tan-M. K Chinch. Friday evening. February H.Ul BO'CIOCK. AlKtrdtSOH iy MltS. .1. ELLEN FOSTER of Iowa. HON .1. 1). TAYLORof Ohio. HON .7. N. STEARNS of Now York. II LV U. II. COREY, D. D., of Washington, D. a Music by a quaitetto of malo oleos. Tho public la invited. fol.'-3t KSfr-WHY NOT HAVE YOUR SHIRTS made by one of tho most celebrated cutters In Ameilea? l'ricos samo as thoso third rate cutteia charge. V. T. HALL, 503 F stnw. j?PTIIE WASHINGTON LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY. 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Emphatic 5-lt Criticises Men and Measures Without Fear or Favor. 0-lt Courts Criticism of Itself. 7 It Fearlessly Supports Truth and Justice, 8 It Gives Everybody a Chance to Grow 9-lt and DEATH FREE. 10 U Awaits Your Subscription 35 Cents a KB m Month AMvsnvnxT. TVf KW NATIONALTIIHATRB, X Lvory uvenmR, Wod.nnd !at fn'l ki , Ci iT T V TlirepMrni UiYJul l'offormsiico- ul Mr. Nat. C. G-OO.TD"WI3Sr, GOLd'm I N E. Next I Tho Lvteum Week 7hoatroBiiece'S, Heats now on nlo. THEWIFE A LBAUOirS-SrECIAL. WEEK OK FEBRUARY 1? Seats Now On Sale. McOAULL OPERA CO. .Tim A. Mr. rnull, solo inoprlolor A manager. Every evening (KitcptSil i Also Sat Mut. Clover. Sat. cvrnlnit (only time) OAITAIN FRACASSA. Do Wolf Hooper. MntlilldoCotlrelly, .letr Do AimolN, Jopcphlnc Knnpp, Herbert Crlppi, Emma Thomas, KURonoOiirlln, Amiio Myern, Clin. W. Duncan, Carrie Button, Edmund Stanley, I.llllo Wost. Adolph Nowalk, Jlnalcal Birectur, folJ.tf A LBAUGH'S GRAND PI'ERA HOUSE EVERY I.VKNINO AT 8, ONLY MATINEE SATURDAY J. K. EMET, In His Enthely New and Nntui.il Dnvmi, UNCLE JOE; OH, I-'KITZ IN A MAI) IIOt'SK, Which rati Thrco Months at tho 11th stint Theatre, New York. Excellent Company, Cur-Load of Scenery, I'llnlimmon, the S3.0P0 Doff, 1 ho Largest and Handsomest Dea In tlio World. ENTIRE NEW SONGS, Next w eok-McCAULI. OPERA CO N EW NATIONAL THEATRE. NEXT MONDAY. SIX NIGHTS, WI HI M TI- jvm9 wuijajsaiJAr ahubatuhuay 1 DANIEL FROHMAN'S 811 to I'crformatico : New York Lyceum Theatre Wife COMPANY. rrestntlnc tho Famous Orlrjliial Kour-Act So eiety Comedy, by David Ilolasco awl llemy C. Do Mllle, authors "Tho Charity Rail," Ac , "THE WIFE." "THE WIFE." "THE WirE." 'THE WIPE" "THE WIFE." Mrs. I'orlnn-Glbbi, ns Helen And the follovsliiK' ladles nntl gentlemen: Mr. Hoyil Putnam, Jtr. Henry Herman, .Mr.d Miller Kent. Mr. Henry Talbot, Mr. Thomas 11. Burn-', Mr. C. U. Flild. Mr, A.W i.icoiy, Miss irauci" Gaunt, Mls Ethel ISicybiooko, Mis Etta Hawkins, Miss L'7a.Lo:riii, MIoOlHoDimton. "THE WIFE" "THE WIFE." "THEWIFE." "Till; WIFE" "THE WIFE." Presented with all tho scenery und acces sories made from the original models and de tail of raro perfection. Sale of &eats piogresslngat tho box oflke. fclJ.tf CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. STODDARD. The STODDARO LECTURES. FRIDAY EVENING, N KPOLEON, Fiom thoTluono to St. HUoua. Conclusion of tho Thrilling Stoiy of thu Career of This Wonderful Man. Tcb. IS. 17, BERLIN IN 1M3; Feb IS, 10, SWITZERLAND. Admission. Wo : rcsorreil scatx. rr,a.. nt store of JohnF. Ellis Js Co., 0J7 Fa. .no. fc!S.3t HARRIS' I1IJOU THEATUB. WEEK OF I'EBIIUAHY 10. By Special Arrangement With Mr Louis Aldrieh, Hartley Campbell's Great l'lay. 67V PHRTNER& A Beautiful Di araa. Good Compaay. Flno Scenery. Next week- THE WHITE SLAVE. KERNAN'S NEW "WASniNGTON"THEA TRE, 11th Bt,. south of Tcnna. avo Tho Talnoe Vaudeville Thoatro of Ameiica. Ladles' Jfatlm.es Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. MIGHT 03A2L-S. Next wcek-1'ETER JACKSON, tho Col ored Champion and Bennett Brod. Star spo laity Co. Edison's Wonderful Talking Machine ON EXHIBITION AT GEO. W. DRIVER'S, CC5 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, Day nniloenlns. In marvelous reproduction-! of lull brass band overtures, cornet, banjo. wliltllnsnndocal eoloa. Patrons nml tho public arc Imitcd to hear this tho sieatesc mention of the ago. full.diHS.lni GLOBE THEATRE-FA. AVE. NEAR 11TH tt. Monday, February 10, and during tho weoS, HAMLIN'S Bid SPECIALTY CO 18 &TAR ARTISTS. Matinees Monday, Wednesday, Friday ami Satnrday. Admission at night, 10, SO, 30 and 00c. Matinees, 10, 20 and 30c. j;j VC.ITIOXAJj. milE BERLITZ SCHOOL OF LANGUAUES, J. T-illlth st-n. w. SlOaterm. Trial logons fieo Send for circular. 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