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"Mr, rnjno l're.ont tlio IloiHihllcun
Slilo, mill Kx-Sollettor-Ooimrul
.tonka Mnfcos nMrong l'lcn for tho
Tlio Scnato Comintttco on Privileges
nml Elections yesterday bocan the hear
ing of tho contested election casus In
Mr. Pnyno, cntinsol for Messrs. Satin
tiers nnd" Powers, opened tho hcarlnu
with nn argument claiming that tho
Legislature In Joint assembly voted for
Saunders nnd rowers and clalincd that
they were duly elected and entitled to
scats In the Senate, unless that body
could co behind tho Legislature and
provo that they were utujuallllcl for
the position or had obtained their .seats
liy bribery and fraud.
In tho case now undor consideration,
lie said, tho certificates of election con
tradict each other, two lacking tho
signaturo of tho Governor, and two
lacking tho signature of tho Secretary of
State. Tho journal of the House, he
said, showed that in Joint assembly
Saunders and Powers had been elected.
Ho reviewed at some length the action
of tho Legislature, arguing to prove
that tho five Senators and ten Rep
resentatives occupying their scats
Januaiy 1, and afterward evicted,
were Senators and Representatives
respectively until their eviction.
If, ho said, tho Scnato committee in
the present case should endeavor to de
termine what members of the Legisla
ture voting for Saunders and Powers
were legally elected, their action could
not bo restricted to Silver How County,
but must extend to the sixteen members
of tho Senate and flfty-fivo members of
the IIouso who voted for Senators and
tho Senate at the outset of an election
must prepare a code of regulations for
determining tho validity of tho elec
tions of members of the Legislature,
somo thing which had never heretofore
btcn considered necessary.
This doctrine, said Mr. Payne, had
no basis in common sousq. lie quoted
briefly from the report In tho
case of Senator Turpic (18S3),
when It was held that tho Senate
could not qucstlan tho authority of a
member of tho Legislature to vote for
Senator when ho held tho certificates
entitling him to vote In accordance with
tho provisions of law.
Sir. Payne read an extensive argu
ment to show that, under the constitu
tion of Montana, tho action of the
board of canvassers was final in the
determination of tho qualifications of
those entitled to receive tho certificates
of election and participate in the or
ganization of the Legislature. If this
was true, he said, then the thirty men
gatbeicd together November 23 consti
tuted the Houso of Representatives,
under the Constitution, and were a ma
ioritv of tho members of that House.
II r. Payne reviewed at some length
tlio technichal points of tho Silver Bow
contest, and with this dosed his case.
Sir. Saunders, for himself and Mr.
Powers, presented a history, from their
point of view, of the contest and organ
ization of tho two Legislatures anil an
argument in favor of tho validity of their
certificates. .
At 1 o'clock c.-Solicitor-Gcneral
Jcnks began an exhaustive argument in
favor of tho Democratic Senators,
3Ics9rs. Maginnls and Clark. Ho said
that there wcro thrco points to bo set
tled: 1. Is there a prima facie right to a scat In
the United States SenatcJ lie affirmed that
tlicro Is, and that it Is In favor ot his
2. Is there, or was t hero, a Legislature to
elect Senators? There was, ho said; and
tho certificate of tho clerk of tlio Commis
sioners ol Silver How County Is tlio only
credential of right of representation front
that county to sit therein.
3. In whom is this prima fade right ex
isting? Mr. Jenks said that it existed In
Messrs. Maglnnls nnd Clark. They have
tho title and thoy have the right back of tho
titlo from tho pcoplo to rcprcsont tho State
of Montana in tho Lr. S. Senate.
Proceeding to amplify these points,
3ir. Jcnks gave a full history of tho
trouble In Montana, and contended that
cverv requirement of tho law had been
fulfilled In the precinct of Silver Row
County, whoso vote was thrown out by
tho Republicans. He claimed that
tbo judges of elections who declared
tho vote had the final decision, and that
they could not bo overruled by the
county clerk or Legislature. Tho ar
gument ended with a few words from
Sir. Payne In reply, and tho committee
then went Into secret session, adjourn
ing to meet again in two weeks.
I'rocccdluzs in tlio IIouso.
The House approved the journal of
yesterday's proceedings by u vote of
yeas 128, nays 1.
Several Republicans, who were not
present during roll-call, were refused
permission to record their votes, conse
quently they wcro the first to feel tho
effects of tho new rules.
Tho Scnato amendments to tho IIouso
Mil fixing tho duty on ribbons wcro con
curred In.
Mr. Sands of Slassachusetts asked
unanimous consent for the immediate
passage of a joint resolution authorizing
the nppoiulmcnt of thirty additional
medical examiners iu tho Pension Bu
reau. Mr. Richardson of Tenncsseo ob
jected. There was an animated dismission
over tho Scnato amendment to tho Cen
sus bill providing for tho taking of sta
tistics regarding tho mortgage Indebt
edness of tho "farms of the country,
and it was finally passed by a vote of
08 to C3. Tho bill, as amended, was
then passed by 183 to 2."i. After that,
business was suspended to allow tho
delivery of eulogies on tlip lato Hon.
Richard W. Townshend of Illinois.
Among tho measures favorably re
ported to the IIouso from committees
wcro tlio following: From the Judiciary
Committee Tho International Copy
right bill; from tho Committee
on SIcrcliant Marine and Fisheries-
iho Dinglcy bill, exempting vessels
from payment of State pilotage fees
whera they havo ft United States pilot
or licensed master; by Sir. Culberson,
to crcato n court of patent appeals; by
Sir. Struble, to organize tlio Territory
of Oklahoma.
To Improve the JUIlltlu.
Tho IIouso Commltteo on Slllitla to
day authorized a favorablo reportontho
bill Introduced In the IIouso by
Mr. Jlcndcrson of Iowa to promote
tho cfilcloncy of tho militia of the
Vnlted States. Tho bill, as reported,
will contain amendments, including
some of tho recommendations of Gen
erals Koltou and Ordway.
at Tin: yvhiti: liorsi:.
l'crnoiial fiOtslii About ItuniilunU ol
llio Kvccutlvo Munition.
Tlio past week has been a quiet one at
tho Whlto House, owing to the recant
ntlllctlon that has fallen upon Secretary
Tracv und to tho noar approach of Lent.
Tho Secretary was removed from tho
President's anxious personal watch
during tho early part of tho weok and
is now resting quietly at the Arno.
A number of receptions and other
entertainments which had been plunnod
for tho week wero given up because of
the general gloom caused by the Tracy
Imgcdy, ami Sirs. IIurrl-jOD was enabled
to secure sonic of tho rest and quiet of
which she stood In much need. Sir,
and Sirs. SlcKco on Thursday loft for
Portress Slonroo as tho guests of Mr.
Batcman on his yacht, and returned
yesterday. They had a very enjoyable
rldo and n brief stay at Old Point Com
fort. Sirs. Russell Harrison, who has been
spending n few days with her husband
at tho A id to House, has been slightly
indisposed, but yesterday was feeling
better, and expects to bo qulto herself
in a day or two.
As tlio first year of tho President's
term draws to acloso there is a percep
tible diminution In tho number of tho
office-seekers and their friends who bo
slcgo lilin at his official home. This
gives him morotimo for moro Important
matters and for tho visits of thoso not
bent on olllce-gcttlng.
Old Dr. Scott, tho President's father-in-law,
who Is now In his 01st year,
continues remarkobly nctivo for n mini
of his ogo, and every day goes out for a
walk. In his long residence In "Wash
ington ho has mado many friends, and
ho takes great pleasuro lii visiting thoso
and in keeping up his interest in tho
world about him. Ho looks as though
ho might llvo to bo a centenarian.
After tho beginning of Lunt on
"Wednesday tho White IIouso will bo
even quieter than during tho past fort
night. There is always a partial cessa
tion In tho round of official and private
entertainments during tho period of
supposed religious penitence, and this
year this will probably be moro marked
than usual.
mains or :oi.tuti:i mt.n.
Periodically Tliry Tnnt llicin In tlio';
I.oiiilliiK Hi.tnlH.
The hotel-keepers nnd restaurateurs
of tills city have como to dread any
publication which will call at
tention to tho constitutional rights of
tho colored man. They say that an
clement exists in tho race, whose object
seems to bo, tho testing of tho extent of
privilege. There aro apparently very
few colored people who find their way
to cafo tables through an ignoranco of
custom. Recent publications In The
Cnrnc concerning tlio incident at the
Riggs Tfouso havo called out tlio inde
pendent class "and several restaurants
havo had experiences with colored
people. In somu cases theso have been
disposed of, as a matter of courso; in
others tho objectionable patronage has
had its own patience and perseverance
At a prominent cafo on Fifteenth
street a. well-dressed colored man seated
himself at a conspicuous table and
called a waiter. Tho proprietor ap
proached tho would-bo guest and
quietly and diplomatically informed
him of the objection to serving colored
people. Tho man asked to bo served,
and stated he was a Baptist minister
from Roston, unacquainted with the
custom. A waiter served tho luuch de
sired. Thcsucst left with uleasaut remarks
for tho unusual courtesy extended. Tlio
next day, during the afternoon, tho
minister returned, accompanied by his
wife. Roth took seats at a table. Tho
culinary department was appealed to
and the dinner of turkey and other sub
stantiate was liberally seasoned with
red pepper. Kvcn tho tea lost Its llavor
in tho spiccry of tho entrees, whllo the
vegetables surrendered their individu
ality to the general dlstiuctivo taste.
A protest from the guest followed
the serving of dinner, and as his objec
tion found vehement expression, the op
portunity was used as an excuse to
order him from tho oafo. Yesterday
ho sent a postal card to the proprietor,
threatening to break a cauo over his
head, anil siguiug it "A man your
equal, tho minister you refused to
At Fusscll's cafe an experience is re
called with a former Secretary of tho
1 faytien Legation. This ofilclal mado
himself conspicuously undesirable on
one occasion and addressed violent
language to tho proprietor. A police
man was summoned and by prear
ranged tactics frightened tho secretary
into'somcthing like compliance. Whcu,
later, ho became acquainted with the
fact that diplomats wcro not subject to
police rules and regulations, ho has
regretted his ready surrender.
This will indlcalo the practices which
aro occasionally resorted to by hotel
proprietors to preserve their dining
rooms from intrusions.
Notes Train Ilyattgvtllo.
Tho Mount Ilermon l.odgo of Masoii3 of
this town entertained a number of their
friends at their hall on last Tuesday even
ing. Tho usual diversions which charac
terize an occasion of this class, such as read
ing, Instrumental nnd vocal selections,
wcro indulged In, after which a supper was
tendered tho guests.
Among thoso presout were: Mr. and Mrs.
Albeit Fcnwlclc, Mr. and Mrs. Adam
Oclb, Mr. and Mrs. Clny Browning, Mr.
and Mr6. Clinton Itobtuson, Sir. and Mrs.
W. II. Fuller, Sir. and Mrs. Charles
Long, Mr. and Sirs. Ilermon Ma
ran, Mr. nnd Mrs. Allen Borry, Mr.
nnd Mrs. "Waters, the Misses Nclllo Fcn
wlek, Nclllo and Lullo Fuller, Uesslo Fow
ler, Hello Dohhs, Allco Owens, Edith Gelb,
nnd tho .Messrs. Frederick nnd Lewis
Ilolden, Clarence Fowler, Archie Wells
nnd a great many more.
At the regular annual meeting of tho
Ilynttsvlllo Building Association, on Tues
day evening last, tho following officers wcro
elected for tlio ensuing year: Mr. C.
W. Leannarda, president; Mr. Goorgo Mtsh
Smith, vice-president; Mr. E. N. waters,
secretary, and Mr. L. D. Wine, treasurer.
Tho board of directors will ho: Br. C. A.
Wells, W, K, Schocpf. Francis Oasch,
Charles E. Reach and Charles II. Welsh,
Miss Annlo Gelb has been absent from
Ilyattsvillo for about two weeks visiting;
friends In Washington. Sho is expected
home somo tlmo during the coming week.
Mr. Clinrlcs Wolsh expects to occupy
bis now rcsidcuco at tho corner ot Wino
nnd Hals ton avenues lu the spring.
A good deal of fishing Is now uolng had
In tho upper portion of tho6trcaui which
runs through tho property that forms a part
of tho old "Calvert estate."
I.;ii1Ich' Historical Society.
Tho ladles of (ho Historical Society en
joyed a pleasant meeting at Sirs. Horatio
King's, hi spite of tho Inclement weather,
on Friday morning. Sirs. J. B. Edmonds
presided. Tho paper upon "Provincial
Poetry" was given by Mrs. General Ilrowno.
Tho second paper upon "Tho Troubadours"
was contributed by Mrs, W. Uoss Ilrowno.
Mrs. Horatio King read a description ot
tho "Jongleurs of tlio Mlddlo Ages," fol
lowed by a sketch of tho "Daratua," by
Mrs. W, V. McLennan. Sirs. Asopli Hall
read an nrllclo upon "Early French Litera
ture," and Mrs. Vauco road tho famous
"Dies Inu" of Thomas a Celano. Sirs.
Doubleday rendered Haydn's "First An
dante" and l'adercrskl'a "Second Sllnuot"
upon the piano.
..Tho Old llyo llerkoloy."
This splendid brand ot whisky stauds at
thu top of tho list for Its purity and beno
flclal effects, uhlcli thousands In this city
enti testify to. Good Hnuor taken In reason
has good results had whisky, bsyoml a
doubt, results In no good to auyone, but
exceedingly deleterious to each and tho en
tiro couiinuulty. Drink nono but Tharp's
Old liyo Berkley, at 818 F street northwest.
I'ronuu Tlmo to Now A'orlc.
Tho B. it O. express tralus to Philadel
phia nnd New York aro making their rogu
lur sohodulo tlmo with great regularity.
With tbolr handsome coach, parlor and
Mi-eplng-cur eiiulpmont theso trains afford
llio finest survieo to all points lu Eastern
I'eiinsylvnnla, New York audNow Kugland.
"Well, old boy, I hear ono of your
poems hat been accepted. Did you havo
mi inspiration!"'
"I don't know really, but I am certain
thu editor had one.'' 'I inu;
'.ill up telephone No, 'ibl-2 and order
Tub C'liiTU delivered to you lor 33 cents a
New Ynrh Labor I.iilibylttt limy
:niiKrolnnn Wulllrr and tlio t'ltv
Pi.moIIIit llrKlui; tho Itoponl of
tho Civil Sorvlco.
During thu past week a number of
New York delegations and lobbyists
have been seen around thu corridors
of the Capitol, and In not a few in
Mniiccs their moves havo been con
sldorcd by many ns mvslcrioiu. Thorn
Is always to bo seen nNuw York lobby
ist or two moving mound tho marblo
hulls of thu bi" national building, but
the number lias overreached Itself
According to gossips thero aro rea
sons for tho nppearanco of these dele
gations underlying those given as os
tensible, nnd that an effort is being
mado to hoodwink tlio Government.
Ono of these delegations has caused
mere than n little comment among
the Capitol gucssers, and comes as a.
representative body from labor organ
izations in New York City.
It is said that one of theso men In
paiticular was at one time closely asso
ciated with II. K. Tliurbcr & Co. In tho
Anti-Monopoly League, and sub-ie-quently
gained considerable reputation
as a leader of "lone star" labor politi
cal parties In Nuw York City and else
where. Dame gossip gave it out that
this Individual has won for himself
such laurels that at the present tlmo no
labor paity In New York, or In fact,
anywhere eUe, will have any con
nictinn with him whatever.
Yet ho is credited with having said
Hint he is In "Washington representing
5,000 workingmen, embodying a largo
number of trade?, who aro anxious to
have tho Farquhar Subsidy and Rounty
bill go through that their trades may bo
benefited ami that an army of trades
men may be given employment from
tho great amount of ships which will
bo built in couscqucnco of tho In
ducements held out to American ship
builders in the bill. lie was given a
hearing before the Committee on Mer
Chant Marine and Fisheries, and went
home to New York to report to his
"5,000 colleagues" the result of his
trip to "Washington.
Other men, it was said, have been
given hearings before this committee
whom the members know have, other
motives behind those that appear on
the surface, for and against tho passage
of the bill. The Capitol wiseacres are
not slow in asserting that somebody is
after something that does not embody
the welfare of tho workingmen nor
the idea of increasing tho interest in
American ship-building.
Dr. John Crcighton of New York has
been a familiar figure about tho lobby
for tho past several days endcavorinc,
among other things, to discover tlio
best means to bo adopted by tho work
ing class of this city to assist in
tho Tpatsapo of tho act rcpeallug tho
civil service law. Ho claims that
tho law acts as a barrier
In the path of honest working peoplo
who are able and deserving of certain
kinds of employment, but aro handi
capped by tho necessity of being
classically educated. Hewaslnstructed
to prepare a petition of the names of
those pcoplo who sided with him and
send it in.
It would agreeably surprise Samuel
Gompers and P. J. SIcGuiro, tho lead
ers of tho Amctlcan Federation of
Labor, to talfc a stroll among the mem
bers of tho Houso on both sides and
hear their expressions of approval rela
tive to the near approach of tho demaud
on tho part ot tho Federation for
a universal eigit hours a dav's
work. Congressman Wade of Sfis
souri Is one of tho strongest supporters
of the eight-hour move, and so is Con
gressman Lawler of Illinois. Roth of
these men claim that such a law should
exist that would make eight hours a
day's work constitutional.
It is admitted by tho members of
tho IIouso that no city in tho country
is so much In need of a city postofilco
building as "Washington. Yet year after
year Congress has signally failed to rem
edy tho ovil, because certain real estate
dealers had sufficient influence to de
feat tho bill which selected the sito for
tho building.
Congressman "Walker of SHssourl
takes a deep interest iu all District mat
ters, and yesterday evening said it was
a shatno that the Capital of tho nation
had to put up with such a death-trap
as tho present City Postofilco. "I bo
lievotho solution of the problem is for
tho Commltteo on Public Rulldlngsand
Grounds to bring In a bill -providing for
a commission to havo power to select a
site and let their decison iu tho matter
bo final. Then the question of City Post
ofilco would be settled."
The printed testimony so far recoived
by tho special committee appointed
to investigate tho Ohio ballot-box for
gery embraces 250 pages of closely
printed matter. It Is thought that tho
reports of tho committee, tho testi
mony, when all In, will make a voluino
of 50"0 pages. Tho report will bo largely
circulated In Ohio this fall by tho Dem
ocrats. Saturday Is usually a dull day around
tho Capitol corridors, but It was un
usually so yesterday. They wero
emptier qf visitors and lobbyists than
has been noticed for weeks past. Oc
casionally a straggler would push
through tho swinging doors only
to bo Immediately pounced on by
an army of guides, who
'assured htm In chorus that they
could show him moro of tho mysterious
Intricacies of tho great building In half
an hour for 50 cents than ho could
learn in a year. As a rule, however,
tho euldes stood about In llttlo groups
discussing among themselves tho mutl
billtics of tho past and musing upon
tho possibilities of reaping a rich
harvest beforo tho darkness settled
around tho big Indian on tho dom.
Congressmen Qulnn of New York
and Lawler of Illinois walked through
tho marblo halls arm iu arm. Tho for
mer is about as radical in his views as
to tho holding of tho "World's Fair in
Now York as the latter is lu holding it
in Chicago.
""When Qulnn arrived in Washing
ton," said tho brainy representative
from Chicago, "ho lost his eye-glasses,
llo dropped Into a well-known pccullst's
establishment on Pennsylvania avenuo,
and said: 'See hero. I want you to test
my eyesight and mako mo a pair of
glasses. Remember, though, that I am
from Now York, aud If you do not so
coustruct them that it will bo impos
sible for mo to sco west of tho Alleghany
Mountains, I will not pay you for them.'
And now," said Congressman Lawler,
"Quinn cannot oven sco through his
glases to road a Chicago nowspaper."
Congressman Farquhar of Now York,
chairman of tho Commltteo on SIcr
cliant SlarliiQ and Fisheries, said yes
terday aftcrnoou that tho hearings now
taking placo beforo tho commltteo rela
tive to tho Subsidy bill is tho first tlmo
that a history of tho official subsidies of
tho world has been recorded.
"I mil of tho opinion Hint wet. will ho
able to remove :uy partisan feeling
thot may exist Hi-yunst tho bill," ho
llx-Sergoant-nt-Arms John p; Lcodom
ot Ohio wan on tho lloor of thu IIouso
yesterday, Ho said that tho Ohio
members, Democrats and Republicans,
were hecomlne a ltttliiiioryous over tho
scheme of tho Legislature nt Columbus
to redtstrtet tlin. State. Sir, Leedom
said If tho Markhnm bill should pass
tho IIouso It would not prevent tho
Legislature from gerrymandering tho
"In tho next Home," said Sir. Leo
Join, "tho Ohio delegation will bo re
versed. Wo will havo certainly four
teen members and possibly sixteen."
The jovial "bouncer" also said that
Governor Campbell could bo renomi
nated and ro-elected in '01, and that
with the factional fights In Now York
Governor Campbell would bo n very
formldablo candidate for tho Presidency.
l.'arly T.lfo of tlio Now Worlil-
rntnoui, Jnveutnr.
"At tho beginning uf tho civil war,"
snid Sir. LMIsoti, "1 was slaving lato and
early at selling papers, but, to tell tho
truth, I was not making a fortune. I
worked on so small n margin that I
had to be mighty careful not to over
load myself with papers that I couldn't
sell. On tho other hand, I could not
afford to carry so fow that I should find
myself sold out long beforo tho end of
tho trip. To enable myself to hit the
happy mean, 1 formed a plan which
tumed out admirably 1 mado a friend
of one of tho compositors in thoiVi!
rms office and persuaded him to show
me every day a 'gallev proof ' of tho
most impoitltnt nows article, From a
study of Its headlines I soon learned to
gauge tho value of tho day's news and Its
selling capacity, so that I could forma
tolerably correct estimate of the
number of papers I should need. As a
rule, I could dispose of about 200; but
If there was any special news from tho
seat of war tho sale ran up to 300 or
over. "Well, ono day my compositor
brought mo n proof slip, of which
nearly tin' whole was taken up with n
gigantic display head. It was tho first
report of the battle of Pittsburg Land
ing afterward called Shllon, you
know and it gave the number of killed
and wounded as GO.OOO men.
"I grasped tho situation at once,
Here was a chance for enormous sales,
if only the people along the Hue could
know what had happened; If only thoy
could see the proot slips I was then
reading I Suddenly an idea occurred to
mo. I rushed off to tho telegraph
operator and gravidy mado a proposi
tion to him, which lie leceived just as
gravely. He, on his part, was to wire
to each of tho principal stations on our
Toute, asking the station-master to chalk
upon the black bulletin-board used for
announcing the time of arrival and de
parture of trains tho news of tho
great battle, with its accompanying
slaughter. This he was to do at onco,
while I agreed, in return, to supply
him 'free, gratis, for nothing,' a
Harper's Weekly, a "Harper's Slonthly"
and a dally evening paper during tho
next six months from date.
"This bargain struck, I began to be
think riio how I was to get enough
iianers to mako tho irrand couo I In
tended. I had very littlu cash, and, I
feared, less credit. I went to tho super
intendent of tho delivery department
and proffered a modest request for 1,000
copies of the Frco Press on trust. Rut
I was not much surprised when my re
quest was curtly and grullly refused.
In those days, though, I was a pretty
cheeky boy, and I folt desperate, for I
saw a small fortune In prospect if my
telegraph operator had kept his word
a point on which I was still a tflflo
doubtful. Nerving myself for a groat
stroke, I marched upstairs into tho
ofilco of "Wilbur F. Storey himself, and
asked to see him. A fow rninuates later
I was shown to him. I told him who I
was, and that I wanted 1,500 copies of
tho paper on credit. Tlio tall, thin,
dark-eyed, ascetic-looking man stared
at mo for a moment, and then scratched
a few words on a slip of paper. 'Take
that down stairs,' said ho, 'and you will
get what you want.' And so I did.
Then I felt happier than I havo ever
felt since.
"I took my 1,500 papers, got thrco
boys to help mo fold them, and
mounted tho train, all agog to find out
whether tho telegraph operator had kept
his word. At tho town whero our first
stop was made I usually sold two papers.
As the train swung into that station, I
looked ahead and' thought there must
bo a riot going on. A big crowd filled,
the platform, and as tho train drew up,
I began to realize that they wanted my
papers. Rcforo wo left I had sold a
hundred or two atflvo cents apiece. At
tho next station tho placo was fairly
uiacK wun people, l raised the ante,
and sold 1100 papers at ten cents each.
So it went on until Port Huron was
"Then I transferred my remaining
stock to tho wagon, which always
waited for mo thero, hired a small boy
to sit on tho pilo of papers In tho back
of the wagon, so a3 to discount any pil
fering, and sold out every paper I had
at a quarter of a dollar or moro per
copy. I remember I passed a church
full of worshipers, and stopped to yell
out my papers. In ten seconds thero
was not a soul loft In tho meeting. All
of them, Including tho parson, wero
clustered around mo bidding against
each other for copies of tho precious
"You can understand why It struck
mo then that tho telegraph must bo
about tho best thing going, for It was
tho telegraphic notices on tho bulletin
boards that had dono tbo trick. I de
termined at onco to become a tolcgraph
operator. Rut If It hadn't been for
Wilbur F. Storey I should never havo
fully appreciated tho wonders of olcc
tiical science." Harper's Magazine.
oTho Cup That Clieom."
Nothing can bo moro refreshing, Invieo
ratlng or healthful to tho mind, body aud
soul of poor, ovorwOrkod and world-weary
humanity than au occasional class of
thoroughly-matured and pure wlnns, es
pecially tho Pasadena Wines, which aro
made'from tho luscious grapes of Southern
California, and handled exclusively by tho
genial Colonel II. A. Scltgson at his hand
somo and commodious storerooms, Nos.
1200 and 1202 1'cnnaylvanta avenuo north
west, Tho Colonel also carries a larpo and com
plete stock of all tho best brands ot whis
kies, brandies aud all other liquors known
to tho drinking world.
Sir. Iluell'H Appointment.
Sir. Clayton 11. Buell, formerly a member
ot the Llceuso Board for tho District of
Columbia, and Market-master, has boon
appolntod a special agent of tho Census
Dopartment, for duty In Now York City.
Left for tho Holy Land.
llev. K. Hoz. Sworn, pastor of tho Second
Baptist Church, sailed yesterday on Cunard
steamship Umbrla for Egypt and tho Holy
Land, llo oxpects to return the latter part
of Slay.
You can order Tin; Clime by postal card.
It will bo sent to your addross every evou
ing for U3 cents,
l'luto-Prlntcr' liull.
Tho annual ball of Plate-l'rlntern' As
sombly, No. aS87, K. of L will bo given oa
February 21, at tho Light Infantry Armory.
Call up telephone No. 231-2 nnd order
Tub Chitic delivered to you for 33 cents a
DniNK 1'oitTKKn's Rent. It drives away
malaria, grip and other prevailing diseases.
FOR $10,000 AN ACRE.
IinptiiTninriit iT t'ennsylvniila ltH
ronrt Tcrmlmil 1"iiclllt!w Mnttliy
l'liit l.lllKHtlnn- J'lte I'Htrol f'r
Wiiililiititnn- linpottniit S.ili-i.
Hlghwater mark iii tho price of sub
urban land in tho District of Columbia
was reached yesterday, when five acres
offountiy land brought $50,000, or
$10,000 pnr acre. This Is tho highest
pi Ico over paid for acre hind lu tho
The piopcrty In question is tho llvo
ncit'S lying on tho Wuodley Lane Road,
north of Washington Heights and west
of the rcMilenci! of Sir. S. S. Shedd. It
w as bought by Sir, F. II. G. "Whlto of
Now York, through Mr. J. R. "Winter.
The work of subdividing Into lots,
gindlng ami improving will bo com
menced nt once, nnd tho property will
bu on tho market in thu spring. It
will He directly upon tho route of the
proposal cable rnllway which tlio
"California syndicate," as it is known
on the street, ("lnlms will be built upon
the extension of Connecticut avenue.
The Pennsylvania Railroad has for
fcomo tlmo been contemplating import
ant changes iu its terminal facilities
in this city. It is said a determination
has been leached by the company to
change tho grade of tlio road through
tho cily, probably making tho track
above grade. This can bo done by
throw inn up au embankment along tho
piesont line of route, about fifteen feet
high and wide cnouch to accommodate
6(vcrnl tracks.
For tome time past the company has
been making purchases of property In
South "Washington contiguous to Its
lino from Four-and-a-half street east
wnid. Agents are still ohlaining op
tions on moro valuable property, with
a view to holding tho same until tho
company has defiultflv deckled Its plans
of Improvement, which- will include, It
Is understood, the erection of 'a new
freight depot.
A track passing through this part of
thu city above grade, as is dono in en
tering Oic Riond-slrcet Station in Phila
delphia, would provide tho citizens
with a cieatcr degree of safety from
accidents tit ciossings nnd enable tho
fast express trnina to mako better tlmo.
It is likely tho big Staltby Flats, op
posite tho Capitol, at Now Jersey ave
nue and R streets, will remain vacaut
for some time to como Numerous ap
plications have been mado to the agents
for ten and twenty-year leases on this
property by persons desiring to open tho
llats as a hotel, but all such overtures
have been refused of necessity. The
agents have no authority to ma'ko such
a lease on account of the litigation over
the property.
The flats wero built by Slaltby G.
Lone, a New York millionaire. Al
though a citizen of Now York, ho was
largely interested in Washington in
vestments. Ho was one of the largest
stockholders In the Washington "and
Georgetown Railroad, and It is said
was mainly instrumental in tho com
pany obtaining its original charter.
Soon after tbo Slaltby fiats wero built
Sir. Lane died. Ho "left an Immense
estato In realty, stocks and bonds.
Every dollar of it was willed to his sec
ond wife, whom ho had married but
about a year previous. The children
by his first wife and his grandchildren
wero cut off entirely. Naturally, thoy
contested tho will, and tho property
now remains dormant in tho hands of
tho executors, while the litigation goes
on, and tho lawyers aro slicing off
their big fees.
This particular piece of property is a
most desirable ono nnd several persons
are watching developments In tho lit
igation to secure a lease of the houso as
soon as they can.
Tho valuablo lot at tho northeast cor
ner of Slassaehusettes avenue aud
Twentieth street, adjoining "Stewart
Caftlo," has been sold by Slessrs. Ad
dison & Larcombe to Sirs, nunt of New
York, who will soon commeuco tho
erection of a palatial residence thereon.
Tho mansion will bo a gem of modern
architecture, it is understood, and with
the big Blaine house, now leased by tho
Loiters, on ono corner, and Senator
Stewart's palace on tho othor, will mako
an imposing group of residences.
Colouel Blouut has broken ground on
the lot which ho recently bought from
Addison & Larcombe on tho north sido
of Slassachusetts avenue, between Sev
enteenth and Eighteenth streets, for his
rcsidonce, plans ot which aro now
ready, and work will proceed rapidly.
Colonel Blount's houso will ho on a par
with tho number of costly residences
which line tho Avenuo In this section,
and in architectural design will present
many strikingly new features.
Architect Robert Stead has prepared
the plans for a new brown-stono front
which Sirs. Annlo V. Barber will sub
stitute for tho brick front of her house,
17-11 Rhode Island avenue. A feature
of tho Improvement will bo a fliaht of
brown-stono front steps at tho approach
to tho front door. Two steps will lead
from the pavement to a stone platform,
then a turn to tho left leads to thrco
steps up to a broader stono platform,
and a turn to tho right roaches tho front
door. Tho now stone front will extend
the entire height of tho houso.
Tho Board of Fire Underwriters of
this city havo about determined to
establish a firo patrol or salvago corps,
similar to those existing in othor largo
cities, for tho protection of stocks, of
raerchandiso in burning build
ings. Tho secretary of tho hoard
has been in communication with
the Pittsburg Hoard of Underwriters,
who aro supporting a salvago corps,
aud has obtained an estimate of tho
cost. It is learned that an clllcleut
corps can ho equipped at a cost of
about 3,500 ana maintained for about
?7,500 por year. Suoh a corp3 would
comprlso a half-dozen mon, a horso
and wagon, ladders, buckets, and
about 100 tarpaulins to throw over
stocks of goods and preserve them
from daniago by water and smoko.
If the board canncgottato with tho Com
missioners to glvo tho corps accommo
dations iu somo one of tho centrally-located
CHglno houses it Is probable It will bo
established at onco. Tho salvago corps
will respond to a firo alarm iu tlio busi
ness portion of tho city, and upon ar
riving at a tiro will devoto its attention
to saving and protecting tho merchan
dise exposed to damage or destruction.
Tho now Lincoln National Bank ex
pects to opon Its doors for business
about Starch 15. Tho officers will bo
John A. Prescott, president ; J. Harrison
Johnson, vico-prcsident; Frederick A.
Sticr, cashier. Tho board of directors
will bo William E. Abbott, Augustus
Burgdoff, Job Barnard, Seymour Cun
ningham, Augustus B. Coppoa, II
Bradloy Davidson, William 0. Dcui
son, Jcsso C. L'rgood, W. S. Hogo, J.
Harrison Johnson, Watsou J. Newton,
John A, Proscott. Frederick W. Pratt,
Frcdorick A. Tschlil'ely ami Richard A.
Tho stock is now selling at $2.50
premium and thero is a lively demaud
for it, There aro, up to tho present,
about -100 stibscrlbeia to tho stock ami
li is thought "hat at least 800 will bo
depositors, insutliij; a heavy deposit
account at tho outset.
The Board of Trndo has decided to
flvoa dinner upon tho ovonlng of
Washington's birthday anniversary,
tho 22d Inst. A number of prominent
Raltlmoro business men will bo Invited
to tho banquet, which will ho hold in
tho new dining-room of tho Arlington
The National Union Firo Insuranco
Coinpnny has changed Its plans for tho
erection ot incir minding on r street,
between Ninth and Tenth. Instead of
n plain brick front, they will put up a
mossivo stono front and mako otucr
changes in the original plan, which will
increase the cost from $05,000 to $00,
000. Tho structure will bo strictly fire
proof, with iron beams and hollow brick
arches between them.
FANI. AJJI) Til 12 V11KS9,
YIcivh of tlio London I'upora on llio
Caniiiilntoii'r' Itviiort.
London, Feb. 15. Tho high-class
weeklies are mainly Tory In their poli
tics, and somo of them out-Herod
Herod In their strenuous endeavors to
show that tho Times and tho Govern
ment are riuht and that tlio
Parncllltcs aro tho most aban
doned of men. Thoy tako a
view of the commission's report en
tirely unfavorable to Sir. Parncll. Tho
Spectator, for example, holds that tho
report will have a gi cat effect in con
vincing tho country that tho popular
party, in Irelaud Is controlled by forces
which arc radically opposed to tho
Tho Economist defies "Tho most
hide-bound ptutisans to blamothe Gov
ernment for (-hiving to put down a
criminal conspiracy, which was crim
inal both in itn objects and In Its mode
of action, and to relieve tho peoplo of
Ireland fiom nn intolorablo tyranny
maintained by murder and outrages,"
Tho Saturday lletieio says that "Tho
report ought to convince tho nation that
the members of tho English party,
which is allied with men whoso acts
and languago tho commission de
nounces, has forfeited all claim to tho
confi'denco, and even tho .respect, of
their fellow-countrymen,"
Such wild and whirring words as
these naturally serve to bring tho organs
of the Government into somo contempt,
because their violence and unreasoning
vituperation aro like a slap In tho face
to tho common sense of tho English
people. They aro helping tho Liberal
party and the Irish, cause a good deal.
Tho Statidard says: Tho condemned
Parncllites may make themselves easy.
Wo trust the uovcrnment will not bo so
ill-advised as to allow themselves
to be inveigled into starting a
state prosecution, which would
promptly bo laid hold of for party pur
poses. Thero is nothing to bo gained
by such a proceeding. Thoso mon aro
the chosen friends of men who havo
held tho highest offices In tho State, and
therefore It would be folly on tho part
of the Government to prosecute thorn.
Jack l'alvey .Stents I'rom Ills Backer,
Boston, Feb. 15. Joo King, tho
133-pound English pugilist, matched
to spar Jack Falvey of Provideuco at
the Paruell Club February 21, has left
the city, taking with him," It Is allcced,
a gold watch and chain-, $000 and sev
eral gold medals set with diamonds,
thoproncitv of John Joyce, ex-cham
pion feather-weight of England, who
has been backing him and who also
lbses .f 150 he had placed as forfeit.
Itun Over by a Wagon.
Rudolph Bolle, a clerk in Woodward it
Lothrop s store, was run over to-day whllo
riding a blcyclu at Ninth and Now York
avenuo uy ono or iieuncn's ucor wagons.
Sir. Bollowas seriously Injured, his anklo
being sprained and his leg nnd foot severely
brul6cd. Ho was taken Into Dr. l'rentlco's
drugstore, and attcr receiving medical at
tendance was convoyed to his roslddnco.
Editor UrlUc: Tho reason Lieutenant
Dudley C'olotr.an opiioses tho confirmation of
ex-Governor II. C- Warmoth as Collector for
tho port of Now Orleans Is that it Interferes
with his llttlo scheme to hoist Major Andrew
Hero, Jr., into that position. As faraspload
ing Ignorance of the past supposed record of
Warmoth, every school boy la Now Orleans
was awaro of publications In relation to It
rcaiio In the Democratic press ot that city.
AH this was during the days of reconstruc
tion, when public opinion was very bitter
acalnst all Itcpubllcaus, both native nnd
JIr. Coleman Is very versatile In his opin
ions, nnd his polltlo-nire aa changeable as tho
hues ot tho chameleon. Ho waxes both tiot
and cold In ono breath. Last summer ho ex
pressed, tho opinion that Warmoth was ono
of us; his children woro born on Louisiana
soil, and wo mast look with lonlcncy upon
any nets ho has heea guilty of In tho past.
I havo no douht a certain puhllo sentiment
is.with tho Louisiana Lottery in New Or
leans. It principally sustains ono of tho
most magnificent cburlties In tho country
tho Now Orleans Charity Hospital. But lu
doing this, does Mr. Coleman bcllovo it is
beneficial to tho great mass of peoplo ot a
city of somo 3C0,CC0 inhabitants, who Invest
tho greater part of their earnings In tho
hopes of winning a largo sum! Especially Is
this tho caso with tho working classos, nnd
as this gcntlemnn meelvod his first nomina
tion from tho "United Order of Working
mon" (whatever tliftt Is), and subsequently
Indorsed by tho Iteimhllcans, It behooves
him, as tho statesman ho anticipates to bo,
to legislate In the Interest of that class, and
not wrongfully assert that public sentiment
Is with a corporation that robs Its poorer
citizens. A UiuisuNMN.
Washington, Fob, II.
A Gentlo Itumlndor,
Jlcsers. W. D. Clark Co , tho leading dry
goqdn firm on I'cmusylvanla avenuo, be
tween Eighth and Ninth streets northwost
do ncod to mention tholr number, becauso
every lady knows their exact locations
wish to remind tho general publlo and tho
ladles In particular that thoy aro on tho ovo
of finishing taking Inventory, and thou look
out for special bargains In every depart
ment of their woll-elooted stoolc of dry
goods, They havo somo beautiful now spring
toxtnrcs, which aro tho latest fads iu tho
market. This establishment Is ono of tho
host representative dry goods houses la tho
National Capital.
lluy Tour Moruliuudlao nt Home.
Thero Is no good or Justlflablo reason why
any ono rosldlng In this olty should go to
Now York to mako tholr purchasos. If you
need anything lu tho furntturo lino, uphol
stery, decorations, &o. go dlroot to Hough
ton & Co 's representative establishment, at
131S and 1S20 Y stroet northwost, and thero
you will find oxactly tho samo class of goods
ttat will bo sliuwn you in Now York, and at
tho samo prices, and thereby eavo time,
money ana vexation of Joint, and at tlio
samo tlmo assisting to build up ono of tho
handsomest cities In tho world.
lttiddon'g ItcproHontutlru Install mont
This reliable Installment establishment, at
030 and O-'W Seventh streot, has a complete
stock ot all kinds of merchandise that Isro
quired to furnish a woll-regulatod household
nt cash prices on tho Installment plan, and
dlctato your own terms.
1'or Washington. Urossod Hoof
go to John H. Kelly, stnlls 0, 030 and C Cen
tre Market, and auo and i03 Northern Liberty.
Corned beef a specialty.
.51 10' or l'clit."
Mineral and Timber Lauds for Sale.
LOTS and ACHE I'ltOPEHTY In Dig Stono
Gap, Norton and 8t. Paul. In Wlso conn
ty, and Luncanoii,ln Soott county, Virginia,
lieslilcut, buelnoss and furm property
bought, sold or leaned. Address Win. A. It.
Itobcrteon. As "life Is short," put it "War"
llobortson, Big stone uap, Virginia,
Work on tho Now (Irounito to bo Ho
gun Kiirly llrothorlioml Tulle
I.ocnl I'drIIIM I'liiniilng Oonorat
Sporting Onli.
Despite President Hewctt's emphatic
declaration concerning the futuro of
tho Washington Club, thero aro many
pcoplo in itic city wno aro not as yet
satisfied that 'Washington is to bo in
the League this season. Several peo
ple who nto will known In sporting
circles nte even willing to bet that tho
club, whether It exists or not, will not
bo in the League, and they baso this
opinion, not on any action or lack of
activity on the part of JIr. Howctt, but
solely on tho belief that tho Leaguo di
rectors will refuse to adopt a schedule
for more than eight clubs.
The League will meet on tho -llh of
next month to make up its scheduloof
games, and whllo no ono can tell be
fore hand what will bo dono by that
body, tho prevailing opinion is that
somo of the clubs now In tho organiza
tion will be forced out. Whether or
not Washington will bo ono ol theso
rcmnins to bo seen,
During the past week nothing has
been done by tho Washington manage
ment, nor Is It likely that much will bo
dono in the way either of securing
moro players or fixing grouuds until it
has been definitely decided what the
League Is truing to do.
If tho Brotherhood succeeds in win
ning its case, as it confidently expects to
do, there can bo no doubt that Wash
ington's position and prospects iu the
League will be comparatively Improved.
It would then be tlio only largo town
now represented in tho Leaguo where
the patronage would not havojto be
shared with thu Brotherhood, and thero
can bo but little doubt tho directors of
tho League will bo anxious to retain it
in tho organization. That 3Ir. Ilowett
desires to keep up the club, and also to
remain In the League, thero Isno.do'ubt,
and ho proposes to db what ho can to
accomplish this result.
Everything is In readiness to begiu
the construction of fences and stands
in tho new grounds and it is announced
that work will bo started this week, al
though It is more than likely that every
thing will he postponed until the club's
standing has been fully decided upon.
Activity among baseball men through
out tho country has been largely con
fined to the Brotherhood for some time
past. There can he no doubt about
what this organization proposes to do,
and tho opening of tho season will find
it all ready to put its plans Into execu
tion unless it Is disarranged by tlio
At present President Ward is in tho
boutn arranging for a series ot games
in the Southern" eilies to tako place be
foro tbo championship season opens.
Tho baseball sensation ot tho week
was tho signing of Bennett with tho
Boston Leaguo Club. Every effort
was made by tho Brotherhood direc
tors to secure tho great catcher.
However, he demanded 5.000 salary,
500 for signing and $5,000 ad vauco
money. This proposition made the
Brotherhood stop to consider ways and
means. While they wero making
their calculations Bennett signed with
the League for $3,500 : year and $000
The star players of the Leaguo for
IhocouiiDg season arc:
l'itchcrs Clarkson, Caruthers, Torry,
Hughes, Vlau, Mullane, Wolch, Hutchin
son, Boylo, Ituslo, Glea6on, Smith, Day,
Beatln, Nichols, Conway, Sanders.
Catchers Ganzel, Buckley, Miller, Zlm
mcr, Baldwin, Earle, Clements, Schrlvcr,
Decker, Daly, Bushong, Clark, Hardle,
Murphy, Keenan.
1'lrst Basemen Itcllly, Ansou, Foutz,
Vcach, Bcckley, Hcckor, Tucker.
Second Basemen Ba6sctt, Collins, Mc
Hico, Myers, Smith.
Third llaeemen I'Inknoy, Carpcntor,
Mulvey, Denny, Burns, Gllks, Marr,
Short Stops McKean, Smith, Board,
Lontr, Glasscock, Allen.
Outfielders Tcneau, Sunday, Ilalllday,
Nichol, Wllmot, Tleruan, Corkhlll,
O'Brien, Dclchanty, Thompson, Hamilton.
Donovan, Lowe, Knight.
This list shows that tho Brorhcrhood
has not so very much tho best of It
ofter all.
Gossip of tho Diamond.
To illustrate what a suap this base
ball war has been for tho young blood,
tweuty-fivo of tho Interstato Leaguo
players alone of the season of 1889 have
signed with cither tho Brotherhood,
Leaguo or Association Clubs.
Tho New York Leaguo Club Is ar
ranging a scries of games with collcgo
clubs. Tho club that makes tho best
showing will get a banner. Yalo,
Princeton, Williams and Slanhattan
colleges havo entered tho tournament
so far.
Tho Atlantic Association will con
sist of Baltimore, Wilmington, Newark,
Jersey City, Now Haven, Hartford,
Worcester and Providence.
Tho baseball season In Texas will
open up tho first week iu April with a
six-club league, working undor Na
tional Leaguo rules. Tho clubs aro
Ilouston, Galveston, Dallas, Fort
Worth, Waco and New Orleans.
Tho make-up of tho Brooklyn Lea" ue
team will bo tho samo as last year.
Foutz, Collins, Smith and Plulcnoy
will ply in tho Inflold, nnd O'Brien,
Corkhlll and Burns wilt constltuto tho
The staff of umplros of the
American Association as now consti
tuted Is as follows: Gcorgo W. Bar-
num, Columbus; Robert Emsllo, St.
Thomas, Canada; John J. Hunt,
3Iolio, 111., and Terrenco G. Connell,
Philadelphia; substitute, Larry O'Dca,
Wright will start with tho Phila
delphia Club for Florida to-morrow.
1'iiCllUtlc Talk.
A deep Interest is being taken in
pugilism In this city, but thero Is very
little actlvo work to stimulate It just nt
present. Young and Fleldcu uro still
talking of a match, but doing nothing
clso. Tho delay, however, is duo to
Yountr, who, while assorting that ho
is willing to meet Fiolden undor any
circumstances or conditions, has failed
too cover Ficldeu's forfeit monoy.
Tlicro is llttlo doubt, however, that tho
two will bo brought together, as thero
Is moro interest centered in tho pro
posed match than In any event that
could tako place near hero.
If Young falls to como to timo Fieldon
will endeavor to secure a light with
somo of the better-known light-weights,
possibly Billy Dacoy. Sllko Hetdy has
mado a match with Collins of Wllmlng
ton, Del. llcldy is an honest and am
bitious fighter, and tho fight should bo
a good ono.
Thero Is some talk of a fight bolwccn
Mlko Bulger and Billy Nally, growing
out of tho llttlo unpleasantness ou last
Tuesday. On this occasiou Nally, who
was acting as a second for O'ltourko,
proposed to fight Bulger as soon as tho
ono then in progress was ovor. Bulger
replied that ho would ho ablo to see
Jlr, Nally In two weeks, and now tho
friends of tho two arc attempting to nr
rnngo a match,
Gtilnoy also is talking of having
another meeting with O Rourko, but
thorq la llttlo prospect that that Is all
AMOisa Tilt: ri.i.r.r:r. hoys.
Sports Hntl llrrrniuiini nt tl-.o I'iJlrorslly
of Virginia.
Univetwity of VmnuTA, Feb. 14.
A jolut, resolution him born inli-odttccil
by Senator I'ngh niitlinrisring 'ho Pres
ident to appoint It. II. if.'ckioa an en
sign In tho Navy, and It Is ncr n-npanletl
by letters from llio Sc'rn'iry of tho
Navy and Captain Far'nuhii, l..to com
mantlrr of the unfortuii.it.' Trenton.
Jlr. Jackson Is at present ,i number oC
the medical rlnss lit thr 1 diversity;
hence tho Interest felt by ('lilcgo ai
to lis passage Mr. Jackson wi , highly
praiK'd tor his aalhint conduu n board,
tho Trenton dnrlnc tlio rVuuuaii hurri
cane. It was h who led ;ho uiou lit
tho rigging to form sail in
order to bear the ship ft and
prevent her goine, on the icks, and
bus, as Captain Fnt quhar 'in, in hl3
Ofilclal report, saved iho live, uf all ou
board. Ho has graduated I conn thu
Navnl AcoiU-my, but w.is b morably
dlBchnwd, there being no va uicics iu.
tho Nnvy,
No lesslhan two of Ihn T'pf iM-slty'a
baR'lml players ha vu tec-civ. )ffors la
piny with' Northern Lollrr-, Thu
plan proposed was lo )ia c ' lie men
matriculate and thus bcooiu- quasi
6tuleiit of the collcuu. Thcli xpenscH
wero to be defrayed by college.
That teams strengthened miUii manner
aro t-cnt out from different collegoa
each year is no Kccret. Asldo from thu
fraud practiced It makes a professional
out of tho subsidized player, doing him
any amount of harm. Th so offer.
may bo taken as an indication of what;
the college team will bo.
The University this sowcrm intends to
play grent ball. Nearly $.Vif has been
expended in preparing tUi liamond.
And it will be bunl to find a prettier
giound south of New Un,li:' 1. Can
didates for the team have been at work
in the g.ymraMuni for two mouths.
Tho battery will bo Grfonway anil
Thunnan. Both men are "vc' six feet
nnd possessing the ndvantn,';'? of chang
ing with each other, eaeli being able to
catch aud pitch.
. No permanent programme has ycb
hecu arranged, btit hero aie sonioof tho
Lehigh on April -J. Lafayette on April 19,
Trinity on April 1M, University on April
30, 1'rlucUon on Juno C, Johns Hopkins on
Thero is no reason why tlio team
should not win n majority of thoabovu
games. About May 10 the team will
make an Uaslcr lour In a private car,
aud hope to give Yalo and Harvard it
shaking the dual leaguo permitting.
Sinc.o tho addition of Mr. H. G.
Leigh tho baseball executive commltteo
now consists of J, B, Jllnor, chairman;
S. McGnin nnd Sir. Leigh. It is rt
working committee, and they havo tho
support of the collcgo at largo.
The committee havo appointed JIr.
llugli it. I'tige as manager ol tlio base
ball team. Bolh tho players and col
lcgo, aro pleased with thu appointment,
and the committee should congratulate
This appointment uscsIr. Pago to
icsifju tho editor in-ehie.fuhip of Cotttya
Topics. His successor will bo appo'ntetl
in a few days. There are a number of
applicants for this desirable place.
Tlio board of editors for tho annual
of '00 have organized, with Mr. 11. O.
Blackford as cdltor-in-chief. Messrs.
Boylo, Gavnutt and Taylor, all who
have had drawings accepted by Life,
will illustrate tlio book. There aro
four different and independent period
icals published in tho Uulversity.
The Thirteen Club, a vacancy hav
ing occurred.Owingto the annual death,
held an election of members. After a
lengthy debate Mr. II. G. Leigh wai
awarded the vacaucy an empty honor,
as itwerol
President Felix n. Levy of the Gen
eral Athletic Association has kindly
ngieed to give your correspondent
everything of interest that occurs under
his dcpnitinent and probably a mar-
suaisnip tor tlio nan games.
Mr. Hobson has withdrawn big
claims as a candidate for final president
of .the Jefferson Society. This is con
sidered tho highest honor In college,
nnd the most intense feeling was created
during the campaign, 300 men beiugr
on the roll of tho society. The honor
will now go to Mr. H. C. Minor.
Now that collcgo politics aro dono
with, tho Temperanco Union has issued
invitations for members.
An enlcrprisinc, but indiscreet boarding-house
keeper posted tho following
notice on tho bulletin board:
students or gentlemen taken. '
Mr. F. II. Levy was awarded the sJlO
offcicd each month bv Oollcge Tonic
for tho best contribution. His article
on tho present examination system re
ceived alt of tho awarding committee's
votes. I might add here that College
Topics , tlio weekly paper of the Uni
versity, has been received with almost,
universal approval and its success is
now assured. Only ono man was called
upon to censure It. Ho said ho had rati
a paper when ho was at school and it
was different from C. 2'., hence tho ani
madversion. Mr. P. R. Harrison has resigned front
collcgo to accept a position on the O,
O. O. and I. R. R,
Tho University was visited on
Thursday by a joint commltteo
of tho Stato Legislature on Pub
lic Buildings, Schools and Colleges.
Thoy wero met at tho Charlottesville
station by a commltteo consisting of!
the rector, chuirman and professor',
nnd were escorted to tho public hall to
corry out the object of their visit,
which was the Inspection of finances,
apparatus aud buildings, Thoy ap
pointed two subcommittees. At 3:80
lunch was given in tho Hbiary, and tho
after-dinner speakers on the part oE
tho Institution wcro Dr. W. C. N. Han
dolpli, rector; Professor William M.
Thornton, chairman Qf the faculty:
Dr. J. W. Mallet, Colonol C. 8. Vcn
nble.'Mr. Searcy. Responses wcro mado
for tho commltteo hy ISonator Lovcn
stein, Dr. Smoot, Dr. Boston and Mr.
A visit was then paid to the Loaudcc
MeCormlck observatory. At 7:30 a in
ception was held in tho public hall, af
fording the students an opportunity to
meet tho committee. Tho chairman oC
tho faculty Introduced Senator William.
Lovcnstcln, who took chargo of tho
meeting. Speeches were made by Hon.
11. W. Arnold, Dr. Smoot, Messrs.
Wood, McDonald, Davis, Garrett aud
Stubbs. Thoy exprcssod tho warmest
feeling for tho University, and declared
they found tho finances managed In a
business like and economical manuer,
and pledged themselves to do every
thing in their power to secure an In
crcaso of tho present appropriation.
At tho close of the meeting tho stu
dents formed in lino, and as tho com
mittee aud faculty passed through
their cars wero urectcd with tho colle.u
yell. The members of tho commltteo
took supper at tho residences of tho pro
fessors, and at 11 o'clock loft foe
Staunton. Tho commltteo was com
posed of twouty-two gentlemen, and
iimoug tho number eight wcro old uni
versity men.
Mr. Burruss of Gilbort Bros. A, Co.,'
Baltimore, whllo driving around tho
grounds on Wednesday, met with h
blight accident. Tho whcol of his dog
cart smashed against n stone, fright
ening tho horso. Tho gontlemau waa
thrown out and run ovor.

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