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221) YEAR NO. GJ2IS. WASHINGTON, D. C SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22, 1800. PRICE TWO CI3NTS. .!. : M HEWS OP THE WOULD IH BRIEF. 'Iho Woman's Suffrage Coiivonllon has nfljoiirncd. The sixth annual ball of tho OreatFidh lec Drivers' Association, took piano l.xst night ut Udel's Hall. A largo crowd was pi cent. An Interesting mi,i8lcit end lltcrrry enter tainment was given last night by tliu pupils of tho eighth grailo ot tho Webster school. It was enjoyed by a latgo audlenco. Thomas Donaldson of l'hlladelphla has l.ttn icroinincndcd by Superintendent I'or ter of tho Census nurcau as n special ngotit of Iho eleventh cctisus to collect statistics relative to Indians. Tho pupils ot tho eighth grade- ot Iho JelTerJon School gavo an entertainment last nlfiht tor tho benefit of tho school library." It was largely attended. A mill tor) drill by tho scholars was tho feature of tho evening. The following ofllccrs have boon elected Vv the Grand l.odsoot tho Knirshtsot l'y thlas: ti. I. (1., 1". II. Jones: a. 0. (., It. 0. lliirilell; grand lecturer, Colonel (1. J. 1.. Voxwells trustees, (leorgo W". Hclslcy nnd AW V. Mockbcc. Mr. W. I,, Allen of this city has written lo Superintendent ot l'ollco I.ainon of l'ull ndelplila asking him to soarch for Adam Allen, a relative, who left Washington on February 7. stating that ho was going to Philadelphia. Since then ho has not been heard from. Ho was eccentric. The body ot a wlilto man about fi feet 4 Inches tall, einootbly shaven, brown hair, mixed vilth gray, and wearing u suit of laborer's clothes, was discovered by Wil liam Loveless floating In tho river at the foot of .Seventeenth street. Ho was Ilsbud out by I'ollecmcn llnwlcy and Holmes and tal.cn to the Morgue. Alexander Baxter, n Scotchman, and Harry Small, a companion, complained to the police yesterday afternoon of cruelty they received at the hands of certain Chew piaKc oyster dredgers. After working n mouth they received sound thrashings and $1 CO as their salary. Tho pollco could do nothing for them and they started up the railroad track for llaltlmorc. Governmental. The Internal rovenuo receipts yesterday wcro J80,009, and from customs, $0.JS,V3:J. Forty prlvato pension bills wero passed nt last evening's session ot the House ut licprcscutatlvcs. The President has approved Senate bill !) 10, authorizing the construction of a brldgo across tho Missouri Itivcr, either In tho 'ounty of Douglass or In tho County of Sarpy, in Nebraska. Commissioner Oroff of tho General Land Oflico 1ms rendored n decision In thol'eralta giaut case In Arizona. Ho holds that no grant of tho character- claimed was ever made, lie decides agutust tho claimants on every point, mid orders tho caso 6trIcUeu fiom tho Surveyor-General's docket. Tho claim embraces about 1,000,000 acres In tho central part of Arizona. Domostlc. The fomtceuth anniversary ot Johns Hopkins University Is being celobrated to day. There wcro 230 business fallmcs In tin Vnltcd States and 41 In Canada tho pas, vi cck. The Interstate Commissioner has decide 1 that Iho lialtlmoru and Ohio's paity rate) me illegal. Mrs. I.Ipplncnlt, who committed 60 man .' forgeries, is reported to have been scon 1 1 Ticutoii, N. J. There Is much opposition In lSIcuuiond to tho Meat Inspection bill recently passed by the Virginia Legislature. Malcolm Johnson, colored, stabbed Charlos Washington, at Huntington, W. " a,, aud dangerously Injured him. Jako K drain Is broken down In health, nnd upon tho advice of his friend Muldoou, lib will go to tho Hot Springs for awhile. llcpicsentatlves of tho thirteen original States meet In Philadelphia to-day to confer about a memorial monument lu Falrmount j J'aik. Tho West Virclula House of Delegates rejected tho amendments to tho Iteform Hallot bill tacked on by tho Republican Senate. Tho Southern Society banquet will bo tho pilncipal celebration today lu New York, nnd ex-President Cleveland will lead tho speaking. John Hoffman, a patient iu the Insane asylum nt Kankakee, 111., tiled to kill Joseph Jolllver, a butcher, by striking him on tho head with a clever. 'I ho equestrian statuo of General llobert V.. I.co by Al. Merclc of Paris has beeu com pleted. Tho unvclliug ceremonies arc to take placo In lilchmond, May 29. Ed. Nlland. an tee-packer, at Fond du I.nc, Wis., suddenly became Insane and nt lacked his fellow-workmen, who, through fear, fell upon him aud nearly beat him to death. Mr. Thaddeus S. Sharrctts, appraiser nt the port of Haltlmorc, has been ordered to Now York to assist In adjusting tho claims of Importers entitled to have refunded to them money paid out for duties on silk ribbons. A tariff-reform club was organized at Iliigerstown, Md last night. Speeches wero made by J. Clarence Lane, T. K. tVorthlngton, W. L. Marbury, Iiogcr W. Cull, Utichanau Schley, J. T. O. Williams nnd others. Commissioner Ilooscvclt mado an aldrcss Lcforo tho Civil Service Association ot Maryland yesterday, after which Commis sioners ltoosevclt, J.) man nnd Thompson were entertained at dinner at tho Mcr i bants' Club. Mailo liraluard, onco an actress In tho support of Mrs. I.angtry, Lillian I.oivls. Maude Granger and others, Is dead at Ilackettstown, N. J. She was tho wlfo of !n S, Simpson, an actor, and was an tin (ciuuiouly haudsomo woman. The cougregatlou of St. Adelbert's Polish Catholic Church nt Ilultalo, N. Y., havo bad C. II. Nowak, ot Mt. Pleasaut, Pa., vice-censor of tho Polish National Alliance, iincsted on a chargo of appropriating to bis own uso I&00 of tho funds of the con gitgatlon entrusted to 1dm. Tho Montgomery County Agilcultural Society, ut a meeting at llockvllle, elected new olllccrs for the ensuing year. Tho tieasury books showed $51 1.30 on liund. A commlttco was appointed to consider tlio sale of tho grouuus of the soeletvnnd the purchasing of new grounds. Tho next meeting vlll bo held In May. Foretell. Italy will send representatives to tho lalor conference to bo held at Heme. Mr. Gladstone's phvslclans announce that their patient's condition Is much better to day. Tho Pails Temps says that tho ltusslan loan was seven limes covered by subscrip tions mado In Paris alono. Advices from tho Capo aro that tho Trans vaal Government has forbidden tho Hoer expedition Into Mashunalaud. The pollco of Praguo havo seized an Issuo .f tho ueuspapcr Xnrodni l.tetij, contain luc a manifesto of tho young Czechs iignlnst tho understanding agreed upon with t lie Germans. Tho minister of finance at Vlcnua has submitted to tho lower houso of tho llelehs roth bills to regulate tho taxes on food and to extend tho radius of tho territory In which Octroi duties aro luvled. Tho Empress of Austria yesterday pro ceeded to the Academy of Science, at I'l-stli, where tho remains of Count An drassy aru lying, and placed a wreath on llii- ccilln and then knelt and prayed. Navlgatlonjs sufficiently open ut Toronto to enable an American tlrm to ship teo across Lako Ontario to American ports. A nhoonrr with tv capacity lor BOO tons sailed ycu'etday with the first cargo. llev P. O. Morris, tho well-known Hrlt- i naturalist, Is trjlng to procure tho 1 ullage or an art ol raniamcui making birds' nesting Illegal, In order to proservo t moot the rater Urltlsli hlrus ironi total extinction, Mr Kugcnc Pleld makes tho announce ment that, through the kind olllcos of somo I.indon gentlemeu, he has cotuo Into pos neMon ot ono of tho axes with which Mr (ilaclstono has delighted to hew down tho ticcs of Ilawardcu. CALLING ON CONGRESS. Knights of Lator. Take Action on the Tax Inequalities. INDORSING "THE CltlTIC'S" POSITION. Necessary that tho Public Should Know tho Full and Exact Facts. Discrimination In I'm or of Lund Spec ulator Aenlnst Tlioio Who Im prove Their I'ropnrt.v Mr. Ilum liiRwn.v Untold n Harrowing Tnlc. Tlio story of Uiu unavailing efforts of a citizen to secure the conviction of the Into Hoard of Assessors for tliTCCtty violating the assessment laws in thoir notnblc unequal vnlunllon of properties, given in tlio. words of Mr. C. 11. Hem ingway, in nn interview willi n CittTU' reporter: "Hon. William "V. Grout slated yc3 tcrdny," said Mr. Hemingway: "'If llio law provides that the assessors shall assess real cslnte nt its truo cash value, and they refuse to Follow tlio spirit of the law. they can be indicted for this dereliction.' " "Unfortunately this is not so, as sad experience lms proved. Let mo unfold tlio harrowing talc. The law requires that all property shall be assessed at its 'true vnlue' in 'lawful money.' This either means the nrico it has brought. or will bring iu the open market, after the usual advertisement, under or dinary conditions, aud expressed in terms of lawful money; or it mcan3 nothing. A penally is provided for under-assessmont. "Last .Tunc, as soon as the assessment returns were- opened for public inspec tion, I ascertained that certain lots were assessed at a rale far below their 'true value,' as shown by the prices at which they had sold, or by tho capitalization of their ground-rents, and thereon I filed appeals in duo form. These ap peals were ignored, nnd the assessments wcro finally entered on tho tax-lists as originally returned. It would seem that hero was a clear and deliberate violation of law, because tho assessors had 'knowingly refused' to assess tho propcity at ils 'true value.' Thereupon 1 wrote a statement of the facts in ono case to Hie District Attorney, Judge Hogc, slating that I wished to swear out it warrant against tho nssessors. "A week passed, and I received no answer. 1 then called on him. Ho had reoched my nolo, but had not had time to give it personal attention, and would have to refer it to Ids assistant. Mr. C.'oyle, who was out of town. When Mr. Coyle returned I called on him, lie asked me whether I could prove collu sion, coriuption or bribery. I replied that it was nut necessaiy to do so; that I did not propose a piosccutiou under the general statute, but under the assess ment law; Hint I could move that the assessors had 'knowingly refused' to assess the lot nt ils 'true value.' He then read the law, and finally asked mo whether I could prove that they had a criminal intent.' I am not a lawyer, and did not grasp the full meaning of tlio inquiry, but replied that I could prove tho facts stated, which would no doubt establish a criminal intent. He slated that ho thought not, and so that settled it. "I now submit that when ours know ingly does u thing, the doing of which is a violation of law, that criminal intent is established. At least so it seems to an ordinary mind. Aud when an assessor, knowing Hint a piece of land lately sold for a given price, re turns said land for assessment at only n small fraction ot that pilco, he is guilt ullty r will of criminal intent. What lawyer will dispute tiusv "Later 1 wont to Jlr. Amies, in tho Police Court. He undertook to go over the facts in regular order, and finally concluded Hint sub-assessors wcro liable for indictment only for acts committed in tlioir individual ca pacities (iu tlio primary work of mak ing tho returns), nnd that after tho first Monday in June, when acting as a Hoard of Equalization, tlio phrase in tho law, 'in their opinion,' gave them such a wide latitude for action that it would hardly bo possible in any caso to secure a conviction under the pen ally clause of the statute. "Now, no ono could anticipate tho action of any assessor, and neither would it be possiblo to mnko an assessor 'know' tho true value of all property iu his district; and as tho public lias no access to tho books of the nssessors until after they cease to act as indi viduals, therefore, under Mr. Arms' decision, it would bo impossible In se em u u prosecution in any caso, no mat ter how low tho assessment might bo icturued. "In my own opinion, Mr. Amies cried in Ills conclusion, mid it was ids duty to prepare a warrant, when a prima fitclit caso was shown, leaving it for u jury to decide whether the Hoard of Kqualkatiou had acted on its 'opin ion,' in neglecting to assess tlio lot at its I rue value, or whether it had, with 'criminal intent,' agreed to let it stand as primarily returned at far less than its truo value, and this opinion is confirmed by the statements of tho ex-assessors, in which several of them distinctly ad mit Hint they were inlluenced by extra neous motives, and did not undertake to form an opinion as to truo value of properly, and therefore had criminal intent. "If tho action of tho District at torneys was correct the law is not worth tlio paper it was written on. Mr. Orout should know that a conviction cannot bo secured for a violation of the 'spirit' of n law, unless tho letter of tho law ia violated also. This law is teeming with u 'spirit,' which is to secure the assessment of real estate at its 'truo value.' Hut It is a fact that this 'spirit' has been almost universally violated, to the great advantage of the wealthy ond influential. The groat defect of tho law may be summed up iu two words divided responsibil ity." OnenlllK of the right, Thcro are 10,000 members of organ ized assemblies of Knights of Labor lu in tho District of Columbia. Each assembly will mako a determined and sustained effort to havo tho question of unequal assessments in the District of Columbia investigated by Congress and tlio Inequalities of the administration of tho law adjusted. Tho first move in this direction was taken at a meeting of l'aiuters' Assem bly 110 last night. Mr. N. .1. Cunning hnni, ex Master Workman, Introduced tho following preamble and resolution: Wheicaslu tho lust feivdavsTiu: Cuiru has been dliecllng public attention to tho ,,,08s im.,,uallllcs and elarlmr Injustice ot ti. i0t,'Ht method of assessment In tho Dlstilct, hereby Uiu must valuable hulls owned by the rich uud Influential aro as sessed, ns a .ule, at from 25 to 40 per cent, ot their truo value, while less valunblo lands, owned and oe uplcd by the poorer penj v. are assessed from tiO to 150 per cut. of their truo uluc, nnd that dlnrlmt- tlons are mado In favor of land speculators against those who Improvo tlioir lands; and Whorcas ft Is deslrablcandiiccossarvtlmt the public should know tho full uii'loY.ict facts In tho premises; therefore bolt Jtovltctl, That tho Houso ot Itoprcsenta Hves he, and aro hereby, requested to pass a resolution requiring tho Commissioners of tlio District to report, at as enrlvadatcns practicable, n schedulo of all lands that have been sold or leased In tho District since Juno ill), 1W0, slating the date on which, each deed was entered for record, the proper deslcnntlonof c.ich lot named In each deed, nllh Iho number of acres or square feet In each lot, tho amount, paid mil tho sums for which said lots, with am Improvements thereon, now stund assessed for taxation, Mr. T. V. Monahan of Kxcclslor As sembly supported the resolution iu n vigorous" speech. Ills lemarks wero attentively listened lo and tho resolu tion was unanimously adopted. wumiv cnt;.SAi)i:its ox xitiir,, Sllrrluc linllnliil Scaiins lit Trontim Acrimonious l.uw.vcrs. Then-ton, JIo., l-'eh. S3. Thirteen women nnd three men, who took part in the "whisky crusade" at Spiknrds villo last Saturday, wcro arraigned hero before Justice Slianklin vestcrday. Tlio accused came from Splkardsvillc on a special tntln, accompanied by 500 of their friends. They wero met nt the depot by a thousand Trenton sympa thizers. A procession was formed, nnd the party inarched through the principal streets to the opera-house, where an en thusiastic meeting was held, presided over by the Hcv. Mr. Cox. After the meeting a "temperance cm- sado lunch" was" served in the court house yard. Al 1:150 p. m. the thirteen persons accused were arraigned in tho court-room in the presence of at least ',000 persons. The only witness ex amined was Hradloy Hamilton, tho owner ot tlio building in which tho raided saloon was located. During his examination some legal question came up, which me judge took under advise ment, and the case was adjourned until tills morning. There was a good deal of excitement duriug tho hearing, aud the lawyers on both sides became very personal in their language. The trial will probably take two or thrco days. OUX ON Till: WAKI'ATII. Iletpciate l'ursult of it Now jVtoxIcuu Desperado. AMiuqiMiuquK, N. M., Feb. 22. The stage driver from San 1'cdro slates that the camp is up in arms over the desper ate acts of l.co AVhite, who the other day held up and robbed John Elder while on his way to pay oil' some coal miners. After eommitlint: the robbery he threatened to kill any person who at tempted his arrest. Thursday night ho went to tho barn of Sieve Arnold, a teamster, and stole one oT his best horses. lie then went to the house of nn American woman with whom ho had been on intimate terms, compelled her to cut off her hair, don men's clothes and mount nn extra horse, both leaving the camp together. Deputy Sheriff Jack Myers organized a posso ns soon as possiblo and started in pursuit. A few miles from tho camp they came up with tho desperado and the girl. They oidcrcd White to sur render, but ho answered with a shot, f lorn his Winchester, nnd the deputy sheriff fell over mortally wounded. Firing then became general, tho wo man taking a hand In the shooting, aud the driver stales that two more men were killed, but he did not learn their names before leaving. The citizens arc determined to have White, dead or alive. niJis uajikison isi:ci:ivi;s Many Visitors In tho Ited l'arlor Sons of Society. !Mrs. Harrison received a largo num ber of callers by appointment yesterday from it to 4 o'clock, during which time nbout a hundred persons wcro assem bled in the Itcd Parlor, where they lin gered, enjoying tho pleasant opportu nity to converse with the mistress of tho White House, who wore, a gown of wlnc-colored broadcloth. Mrs. MeKec, in gray Henrietta cloth, with trim mings of white moire and lambs' wool, and Mrs. Itussell Harrison, in terra cotta Henrietta cloth and silk tho same shade, wcro present and assisted in receiving. Among tluxo present were Sirs. Husk, Sirs. Justice Miller, Sirs. J. 31. Drowno and sister. Mrs. Haldwin of California, Mrs. Loland .Stanford, 31rs. N. S. Lincoln, Mrs. Gould, Jlrs. Htren, Mrs. Washington McLean, Mrs. ICenna, Mrs. Jordan, Mrs. Scney, Mrs. Rochester, .Mrs. Dahl gien, Mrs. lllaekbum, Mrs. McMillan, Mis. Wlielan, Miss Dannie Fiiullay of Maryland, Mrs. l'ugsloy, Mrs. Seuator l'nyno and daughter, Mrs. Hiiigham of Hrooklyn, Mis. Hearst aud Huron Scliomherg. The sewing circle of the Ladies' Aid to tho Oarlield Hospital were enter tnimd yesterday at Tanglcbank, the lcsidenee of Mrs. Parker Mann, on Co lumbia Heights. The ladies havo al icndy completed a large number of fancy aillclestobe used at the bazar lo be given in April or May nt Calumet Place. The pupils of Kendall Green have issued invitations for a pantomime per formance of "Hip Van Winkle" to night, which will bo attended by a largo number of guests from this city, who will go out to tho college on tho electric road. Dr. and Mrs. Hammond will give a card reception to-night. Mrs. Sharrcr, widow of tho Into Lieu tenant Pharrer. U. S. N., is staying at -172JS II street with her young daughter, who is convalescing nftei a long illness from typhoid fever. Sirs. Cammack left early lu tho week for New Orleans to attend tho wedding of a relative. Tho masquerade surprise party given by tho young ladies of Washing ton and Georgetown on tho IHth instant, was a marked success and largely at tended. Tho programme of dances was well calculated to gl vo pleasure; waltzes, quadrilles and polkas following in quick succession. There were many noticcablo costumes present. During tho intei mission ico cream nnd cake weio served, after which dancing was resumed until a lato hour. Among those present wero: Sirs. II. llccdy. Uncle Tom; .Miss Kinma Duvls; l'lowcr filrl; -Mrs. A. Hock, Tam bourine (iirl; MUs Aiiuto llcclc, Flower (ilrl; .Mrs. M. Johnson, (iypsy (llrl; Mrs. O. Hcrdle, Mikado; Sirs. V. McKcnney, Gypsy (ilrl; Miss Amilo Merscr, Ml I; ado; Miss .Minnie Kiouse, lied Hiding Hood; Airs. W. Kesler, (Jhiiieso Girl; Miss Kato Johnson, l.lttlo Tycoon: Miss Anulo Smith. Club Suit; .Mrs. Ajipell, Fanner Daughter; Miss Joslo Davis, (Iypsy Queen; A. M. Kl well, Clown; Will King, Calico Hoy; John Kiuly, Uncle Sain; Thomas Davis, l.lttlo Maiden; Harry Keslor, Spot tiug Man; l.ee It. Kesler, Monkey; W. HIncs, Japanese; John .Mulnox,Kngllsh Lord. I.oyul to tho )ueeu'ii Dragoons, IIeiii.in, Feb. 22. Tho 6cvcuty-flfth an niversary of the formation ot tho Queen's Diagoous was rclebealcd by a banquet last i Ifiht. Loyal toasts wero drunk to them I l'rluco IHsmarck, 1'rlueo Albree'it, Count Herbert Bismarck and other persons. MR. M'OOMAS' MEASURE. Preventing Irregular Apportionment of Congressional Districts, FEARING LOSS OF POLITICAL POWER. Parly Complexions of Legislatures Havo Been Frequently Changed. IltiimcritlH Slroncly In 1'iivor or tho Miirt Innitcr'ii llllt t'nilor It nn JlcillstrlrtliiR Shrill Occur Until Alter tlio Cell '(in llm llecn '1'iiUon. Heprescnlntivc Wlckliain of Ohio some time ago Introduced in tho House n bill which, it was explained, was in tended lo prevent gcrrymnntleiliig. A paitictilur feature of the bill was n pio vision to the effect that the members of the Fifty-second Congicss must bo elected Irom districts with Iho same boundaries ns tho present. Tills was legarded as directed nt Hie proposed re districting In Ohio. Hut ll has been claimed since that the Legislature would go right nhcad and rcdistrict tho Slate "gerrymander" It, tho Hcpubll cans call it. Willi this slate of affairs tho Demo crats would vole in tlio new districts, the Hcpublican's in the old. Governor Campbell would certify the Democrats and they would become the silting members and the Republicans the con testants. It would thus become n con test between two solid State delegations of twcnly-onu members. This would be a net gain of eleven for tlio Demo crats and would alone sulllco to ivo them Iho House. The Republicans became more nlmmcd at this possiblo outcome than Ihey already wcro nt the proposed rcuisiiictlng, which, by tho way, has been adopted by a Democratic caucus of both Houses of the Ohio Legislature nnd meets with the approval oi uovernor iwinpucu. The Wickliam bill falling to meet the case, Representative Mc'Comas of. Maryland will bring forward in the House at an early day, probably as soon as the Woild's Fair "matter is disposed of, a new bill designed to euro the de fects or the Wickham bill. Mr. Mo Comas' bill has been fully discussed and will be heartily supported by the leading Republicans of Hie House. The bill provides that no redistrlcting shall occur till uflcr the census, when the various State Legislatures shall make apportionments of Congressional dis tricts to remain in effect ten years. Tlio bill further provides that Hie regular Stale canvassing boards shall certify the election of Representatives. Hy a sin gular chance tho Canvassing Hoard of Ohio is Republican. Including, as it docs, the Attorney-General and Secre tary of State, both of whoinnro Repub lican, as against tho Governor, who isn Democrat. It will be seen that Mr. McComas' bill ingeniously reverses tlio order of things possiblo under the Wickham bill. Kvcn if Democrats were elected under the proposed apportionment in Ohio, Hits Republicans who would bo clrcted in "the old districts would re ceive the certificates as issued by tlio Slate Canvassing Hoard. This would result in giving tho Republicans twenty-one silting members, whllo the Democrats would be the contestants. The advantage the Republicans would thus receive ingcltingasoliddelciallon from Ohio would more than offset any losses Ihey might sustain in other States through the workings of this law. u no consensus ol opinion among tlio Democrats is Ihat Mr. McComas" bill is a measure with some good points and one very bad one. Hvcryonc, irre spective of party, must admit that the fiequcut and inegular apportionments of States into Congressional districts, ns the political complexion of tho Legislatures change, is obnoxious. The particularly objectionable point in the McComas till is the changing of lhg power of certification from the Governor of a Sliito to the regular can vassing board of tho Stale. If for no oilier reason, this change would bo liablo to the objection Unit it is mado to meet n temporary condition of affairs in a single Stale. Hut then it would meet it, nnd that is apt to satisfy a political party rendered dc-pcr.ito by Hie fear of loss of power, and this haunts tho very dreams of tho Repub licans. orro.sr.n to i.orri:icn:s. Cciieriil Tlimniis II, Itrovvn or Indian)! ainlilnc Mar on 'X'Iiciii. Of all the members of the National Legislature, there is none who has shown himself more opposed to tho Louisiana Lottery, or who has made a more dctetniincd effort localise tho en nrlmcnt of laws looking toward its Mippicssion than General" Thomas 11. Riowno of Indiana. Among tho first bills Introduced at tho present session or Congress wcro three or his having this end in view. The first prohibits the sale of lottery tickets in tlio District of Columbia and the Territories; the H'coud forbids the advertising of lol Uiies in the Distiict of Columbia or the Tenilorlcs; nnd the third one for bids tho transmission of lottery sulver nicnts through the mails. The llrst two have been referred In tho Judiciary Committee and llio third is iu tho hands of the Committee on Postal Affairs. "The chahman of the Judicial Com mittee assures me," said General Hrowno to a Ciinii man last night, "Hint these bills will be acted upon. Yes, 1 think we will havo somo legisla tion against lotteries by this Congress. Ileieloforo the lotteries have been loo strong for the Government, but 1 think this will prove lo bo tho caso no longer, "I have been introducing bills against the lotteries without avail ever sincd I have been in Congicss. The tactics of tho lottery proper against them have always been tho same. First, Ihey would say that thoy wcro not ready to proceed with their argument against tho bill, and would ask for delay. Having staved tlio mailer oil' as long as they cauld iu this way, they would proceed with wliot they termed reasons why tho bill should not becomo law, In the last Congress I introduced slmllnr bills to thoso now pending, nnd they went be foro the Judiciary Committee. JclV. Chandler appeared for tho lottery then and used some of tho most remarkable arguments I ever heard, yet ho suc ceeded In convincing tho committee that ho was light. "Tho argument used by tho lottery's lawyeis is that because the State of Louisiana legalizes it tho National Gov ernment has no power or light to pre vent its making use of tho malls. Could anything moio ridiculous well bo Imagined? No doubt tho manufacture of ciosscut saws is legal lu Louisiana; but Is that any reason why the I idled Stale's Government must allow them to bo sent through tho malls'; St. Louis, I believe, licensed prostitutes somo yeais ago but 1 never heard any person urgue that that was a reason why they should be permitted to send their adver listmtntsall over the country through wa' minis, Altogether, npait from the molality of the thing, It Is monslrou that these people should set up llio claim that the jKalionnl Government shall not havo complete control of Iho Kntlonal l'oslolllco, and decide for whtitputpoi-es it shall or shall not be used. "Another argument used against the bill to prevent ndvcrllslng lotteries lu tho Distiicl was Hint It would bo unfair to llio ncwspapeis published here, be couso It would deprive them of the revenue obtained from the advertising whllo pcrinllllng papers published else rrhcie. containing tho same advertise ment, to come in hero. Thcso people should remember Hint the bill is lo pre vent the publishing of lottery advertise ments in the District, and II It becsmo law Hint would, of course, make any pei ton circulating a paper containing lottery advertisement liable to punish ment. "I am awmo that no mailer how care fully the laws maybe framed, it will bn possible lo evade lliein lo a certain ex tent, for the lighter private individuals in the malls must bo respected. If, however, in case the bills now pending should become laws, aud they are strictly enforced, I believe that would have the effect of makliu: matters so iincom- foitablo for the lottery people as to soon dilvo them out of business, Tho des perate efforts they seem to bo making to obtniu a foothold in some of llio now Slates seems to my mind to show that llicy realize the fact that tlio tldo has turned against tliem." .S1IOCK1MI ruACTIUKS, Vouuir filrls Trained lo a 1,1 To or Vle In WiislilMKtou. .A coloicd woman named Annie. Dut tou was charged in tho Police Court this morning with enticing gills under 15 years of ngc Into her houso, on Maine avenue, for evil purposes. Tlio evi dence, which was of tho most revolting nature, showed the exist ence of a frightful state of affairs among the poorer classes of colored children in South Washington. 1' anny Gray, nged 10; Minnie Dunn, aged 1(5, and Rosio Carter, nged l!5, made shocking revelations as lo the manner of their lives. The 10-ycaf-old girl said that she had U ?cd by street solicitation for two years, nnd spent Iho money in going to tho variety theatres. The mother of one of tho witnesses is Mrs. Cross, tho female Fagin of South Washington, who for years past lias forced her own ulilldicn to steal and beg. The pris oner is known in the locality in which she lives as "Miss Annie," nnd, ac cording to llio evidence of the children and the police, she makes a living by procuring young colored children fo'r vvhito lncnVho visit her house. At the request of Mr. Williams the case was continued till Monday in order that an opportunity might be given to picdueo evidence for the defense. .Judge Miller, in commenting on the ense, said; "It would bo an excelleut Idea if tome ot tho female sociotlos of the city would organize a patrol to cxaniinu thcso houses nnd find out what is going on there. Thcso pro ceedings arc so secret that information of what young children are being edu cated to a life of vice can be obtained in no oilier way." 1'IOIITKHS IN lillSCO. 'cio J)ciiiiko.v'h Gloves iDiictorpir."' . Ilo Jit Alter l.nlihui'clio. S.v.v FiiANciM'o, Fob. 22. At tho California Athletic Club rooms yestor dny, Jack Dcmpscy said to President Fulda and the newspaper reporters: "I don't want to fight young Mitchell (John V. llcgeil). I look on him ns a boy, and think ho did wrong in chal lenging me, but I shall teach him a les son when wc meet in April." Continuing, Dcmpscy said: "La Hlanche was the man I was after. I will meet LaRlancho in tho ring bo foio a club or on the grccn with bare knuckles, skin gloves, or live-ounce gloves, London mles or Quccnsberry, and bet him 10.000 to SS.fiOO that I will whip him. This is giving him odds of four lo one, and if ho don't accept this proposition he declares in actions plainer than words that ho is afraid to meet mo again. I Iiao offered him every dollar of a U.oOO purse to meet mc, win or lose, lie wouldn't do that, and I've made any number of liberal offers to him, but this last one is tho best. If lie can whip me bo can win anywhere from sJoO.OuO to $100,000. Now, let's see what he'll do." .Too Choynski, who whipped Frank Glover nnd several other fighting men of note here, was yesterday matched against Hilly Wilson, the colored cham pion of Iho Northwest, by tho Golden Gate Club for a purse of S1.G0O, of which $230 goes to tho loser. Thoy signed articles to contest to a finish under Quccnsberry rules. Danny Kcllilier and Hill Hennessey, the well known middle-weights, have been matched by tlio San Joso Athletic Club to contest to a finish for an $800 purse March 20. Considerable tall; was indulged in, lelallveto tho gloves used in tho late Dempsey-McCartby battle. Jimmy Cai roll and Paddy Gorman, McCarthy's seconds, mako the claim that Dcmpscy's gloves wcro "doctored" with somo inysteiioiis lluid, which ac counts for McCarthy's blindness in tho eighth and ninth rounds. This claim has not been substantiated by any evi dence whatover. The gloves ucdliavo been locked up and an investigation will lake place Tuesday night. ' l'AN-AMintlUAN CONFKHKXCi:. Adoption of tlio Treaties ol Monte video ltecoiiimended. At vesterday's session of the Pati Amcricau Conference the committee on international law presented u report recommending tho adoption of tho ticatlcs of Montevideo, which refer to civil and commercial law nnd law on legal proceduic. Tho report was or deiedto bo printed. Tho committee on railroads repotted recommending tho appointment of a commission of engineers to examine into and report upon the feasibility of the construction of au international rail toail to connect all or n majority of the nations represented In this conference, the load to bo subsidized bv the differ ent governments interested. Sir. Culiciicr Shoots lllnmc'ir. Houston, Tr.x., Feb. S3. It. 11. Culpepper, partner in the firm of W. D. Cleveland ifc Co., the largest grocery and cotton h.ouo in Texas, committed suicide by shooting Thursday night. Ho had been drinking heavily lately. Tho Cotton Kxchango was closed yes terday out of respect to the memory of Mr. Culpeppor, who was regarded as ono of the best cotton traders in tlio South. CJcrnmn lu ii l'ltu IVeukn L'iure, llBiipt's course now opening. You cnu irglttcrfor a trial week; thus Judge the value of this rare course Intelligently, dur ing which j on acquire n speaking, rending and writing use ot tipiumn. Haupt's course and system Is tho only ono by which una can i lU-compiiBiiiil lu urewroK, one hour dally 10.-MO, 4 iO or S p, m. l.lncvla Music Hall, entrance Math street PRKKDOAI OF WOMEN. Revolt Against tlio Church tlio Be ginning of It. SO SAYS MRS. MATILDA J03LYN0AGE. Objecting to. God in tho Constitution of tho Fsthors. 1'uMtlvit Opinions of llm Leader nT Iho T.llioral Tlilnkiirn" lteimillnllii!: Mnn-Muiln Docmnii Acceptlui; the Doctrine nl'IlmtlH!i, "I have no objection lo telling you anything lelating to the proposed woman'H movement that would be likely to Interest either women or llio public in general." This was in reply to tpmstlous asked of Mrs. Matilda .loslyn Gage, now al Willnrd's, in relation to the coming convention of Liberal Thinkers. Rci'criing to the leccnt interviews with piomlnent suffrage leaders, which appealed In Tin: CniTif, Mrs. Gage said: "There are ono or two erroneous opin ions, apparently creeping in, concern ing tho movementopinions which I would like tocorrecl. In tho llrst placo I am not a secessionist or traitor to llio suffrage party, for the cause of enfran chisement is as dear to my heart as over. 1 am still a suffragist, but I am more than a suffragist. 1 havo found thcoldgaimrnt useless and havo put on a new robe. The slow growth of this movement I havo madu my study, and nt last liave been convinced that tho stumbling blocks lo woman's polit ical enfranchisement cau only be rolled away by her mental and spiritual libera tion, I have, with a few others of my kind, dctci mined to innuguraloa peace ful but uncompromising resistance. Nor is it (iillo Just toward the distinctly outlined purpose of the new movement to confuse tho word non-religious uud irreligious. If war on creeds mm made chains for the physical, moral nnd spiritual degradation of women, means irrcligion then 1 accept tho term; but if a reverent acknowledg ment of the Church invisible, and au earnest purpose and a burning zeal in the piomotion of the intelligence, puilty and independence of women mny be reckoned as among tho evi dences of a true faith, then tlie'proiiosed Llbcial Union may be denominated n re ligious body." "Thou you lcsnid the Church as the chain upon the Hbcily of woman?" "I iceiird tho Church as the lnsic pi inciple of immorality in the world, and the most prolific source of pauper- itni, of ciime. and ot injustice lo women," lcplictl Mrs. Gage, nnd the momentary light in her eye aud the Hush on her check belied the silver hair which lanks her among the veteran champions of women. "The Chinch," continued Mrs. Gage, "ia not-built upon Use New Testament of Christ, who enjoined equality, but upon the ancient and mythical Jewish legend of Adam and Kvc the sin of the woman, her responsibility for evils, as well as a belief In her creation is nn nltcrlhought and the natural subject of the master for whom ' she was devised. Thcro is no better proof of the aggregated false hoods, which have crystallized into hide-bound creeds, than the indis putable fact of woman's subjection under them and the stinging rebukes she received from the Church at each and every step sho has made toward natural freedom of body, mind and soul." "And you sec in woman's revolt against the Church the beginnings of her freedom'" "I do, and in fact tlio only avenue to her political equality and her domestic happiness. The "truth as taught by the masters, in its simple puiily, by Christ, by Hitddah aud tho still more ancient authorities, I am prepared to accept; but tho vast accu mulation of man-mado interpretations nnd dogmas 1 utteily repudiate and deny. Neither tlio ancient Jewish iccords, the inspired biographies of tho New Testament nor life wiiltcn his toiies and unwiittcn laws of tho Church express anything but tlio masculine mood nnd mind and character. "You have not hatched up this new movement as a result of any petty pique or disappointment iu the suffrage lanks?" "Far from it, for 1 have no spites nor any enemies to fight, nor yet any griev ances to revenge. This movement is basid on nn old thought, an old hope. discussed by Mrs. Stanton and myself for many years, and it is ti work to which her heart inclines, oven though she Is bound ns tho president of tlio Nn lional Association to refuse her public sanction. 'Hut the suffrage women leprcscntlng the strong minded element declare themselves not in sympathy with any thing that looks like lcpudiation of tlio Church?" Mrs. Gaje smiled. "You have not in terviewed thorn all. and naturally only the lenders. Such women, oven if sympa thetic at heart, dread lo peril what seems a real authority for possible hu miliation. There must belli the founder of cvciy new order opposed to conveti tioual creeds something of the bravo and martyr." "What encouragement do you find? You seem to have few followers hero." "That may be," replied Mrs. Gage, "but with only four mouths of inquiry 1 have received sufficient encourage ment to call a convention." "What is tlio nature of your constitu tion and the order or work?" "Hqual lights nnd equal physical, mental aud spiritual liberty of ac tion, thought ami of faitli for women nnd for men. Thcro will bo no cumbersome organization, crystallized constitution, nor list of un necessary olllceis. If the common pur pose of human freedom is not strong enough, then tho movement dies. The convention will be public and free, and thcro will be no dues, except voluntary ones." "And after signifying by such a con veutlon and pubUc confession, your en tire fiecdom from churches and conven tional prejudices, what spiclllc ques tions do yon propose dealing with?" "Altera piimary declaiatlon of free dom to won-lilp (foil according to tho dictates of an enlightened conscience and inciiaslng intelligence, wo will turn our attention to dnngeisof central ization, the menace to free government in the thieatened coalltlnu of Church nnd Stntu bv such measures as tho pro posed Suniiay Rest bill. This 'God in tlio Constitution' clamor and the secular Sunday' bigotry aro mainly the outgrowth of misdirected feminine emotion mid religious fanaticism." 'Here," said Mr Gage, 'is part of the platform adopted by the Kntlonal He firm patty as Incorporated in nu ad dicss of Miss Frances Wlllaril, scntl incuts that distinctly menace our ru- llglous liberty and foreshadow the per secutions of the middle ages: "believing Unit Almighty Hod l tho seutceof all power nnd authority In civil govciiiiiiiul; that tho Lord Jems Christ Is Iho llnlcror nations; nnd Hint the revealed will of Hod Is of Mipicine nulhoilty In civil nll'idr; llctticinljcrlng that this country was Bat tled !Y 'In 1st tan turn, with ClnlMlnli ends In view, ond that they give a distinctly ChiMlau character to the Institutions they Mtnlillshid; llcllcvlng that n written constitution ought lo contain explicit evidence of tho Christian iharncter and purpoio of the na tion width frame? It, nnd perceiving that the sllf nee nf Uiu ' 'cuiMllut Inn of the United Stnlt s In Hits respect Is used ns tin nrgu iiicnt ngiilnst nil Hint Is Chrbllaii lu the usage mid ailmlnletrnlluu of our govern ment; Wc, cltlcns of the (hilled Stales, do assccliilc oiiifclvts iiuilcr the following ailldee, and pledge ourselves to Hod "tul to one ntioihcr to labor, through wise aud lawful nifniis, fnrthecuds herein ed forth." "The Woman's Oliilstlan Temperance Union local, Slide, national, wnrhl-whlo - has one vllnl, oig.uilc thought, ono absorb ing purpose, one undying enthusiasm. It Is that lh,hl rlmll he tin uurhl'n A'wif King ol it couiln, Itn camp, and Ils commerce; King ot IU colleges and Its cloisters; King of Its custom and Itn constitution. ' t Couccri.liig the plntfotin of our next National Prohibition Convention, I inn content to h-avnlt snti M initially as It Is, nurtlint it tlinuhl tUrlarr l.liilrl mm hi ill'' In Or Hie hue batls ut tlf.iminiriil, ami lhc mininif ttitllinrily, I'll national us In Individual life." "Now, do you 'caleh tlio idea?' Tills substantially means that the existing women's suffingisls are working to have the tuition 'governed .by au hlerachy, by religion, and to disfran chise every man, woman or child who decs not believe in the Christian doctiine.', "The cncioiichiiienls of 'The Chris tian l'arly in Polities, ' composed of both Catholics nnd Protestants, were never so great as at tho present time; therefore, in order lo help preserve the very life of the republic, it is impera tive that women should unite on a platform of opposition to llio teachings and aim of Hint ever most uiisciiipulous enemy of free dom tho Chinch. Hence I have called a convention for Monday to unite the liberal-suffrage and other liberal thought women of the country and nation nnd form nn organization." "These questions," continued Mrs. Gage, "we will discuss without emo tion, cant or bigotry. Hut progress is on, and our scope is only limited by tho political and social problems at hand capital and labor, with their outcropping socialistic and anarchistic tendencies, together with the ballot, temperance, and the laws of marriage aud divorce." "Whore arc your allies, Mrs. Gage?" "A few of them will probably mate rialize," smiled the ladv. "but tlio con vention itself will bo made an attractive one by such speakers as Mrs. liliza Aichnrd Conner, well-known In Yi asli inglon; by Mrs. Josephine Cabler Al diieh, ono ol the most gifted women In the country, nnd the masculine interest in our new movement will bo ably pre sented bv Dr. Klllott Cones. Tho fust session will open at Willard Hall, Monday at 10:!!0 a. m.. and every man and woman concerned for political and it'liglous liberty i3 invited. The ad dicts of Dr. "Coues, 'Tlio Clerical Dilemma,' will be delivered Tuesday evening, lite second of the convention. However, the formal programme will be presented lu a few days, and no one," continued the lady, in closing the interview, "nerd long remain in doubt as to our platform." CHICAGO si:r.i,iN(; oi'T. An KukIIkIi S.vntllciitu to I'tircliasi! Her Much- Vnrils ut jao.ono.ono, Ciiic'Afio, Feb. 22. The Time this morning says: The Union Stock-Yards of Chicago, everywhere known as the largest In the country, will doubtless soon be sold to an Knglish syndicate. Thopiicc of this enormous plant, with its ncies of laud, miles of live-stock pens and numerous sources of revenue, is tJoO.000,000, aud 11 number of rich Englishmen aic ready to exchange that sum of money for a controlling interest in the largest and me-t profitable -tock-yaids in America. Tho sale is not merely contemplated, but active negotiations are now in progress, with "every prospect that the deal will bo consummated within a few davs. Last Saturday Walter Hotter of the Hoston firm of Hotter, l.ovoll fc Co. sailed from New York on the steamer Klmtia. bound for 1-hiropc. and carry ing the uutlioiity of tho Stock- Yards Company to close the sale. It Is under stood tho negotiations have passed be vond lhc stage of discussion, for reliable ini'oimation warrants tho statement that n contract for the transfer has been made. VII. I. ACUS IN .1IOUKNINU, AbMifhlimttnn 11I' i;tiriiieiius in Clilim Captured liy ltamlit. San Fjiancim-o, Feb. -'2. Further news of the storm on tho Chinese coast is to tho effect that on January Uil tho stoini swept to sea !500 fishing boats fiom the Toukomoand ClioMe Kadsusa districts. Funeral services wero held for about (100 fishermen supposed lo have been diowned. Whole villages arc In mourning. The China Courier !' Ifaijiion; chron icles the assassination of three Euro peans M. tl'Argence, his wife and their sen. Their bodies were found in a house that they had beeu occupying. Tho samo paper states that Messrs. Roguo and Costa, whose abduction was previously announced, arc still de tained by bandits iu the mountain rnstucsses. Thebandils demand heavy ransoms and negotiations arc iu progress to that end. COI.t)lli:i TAM'.WIIItS. l'liin of llio itlcliinnnil lloutn ol llelo Bute Ut'irunlliiK Tlicm. llifiuiosn, A'a., Feb. 22. Tho llousoof Delegates has passed u bill icquirlug that in tlio reassessment this year of land and all other taxables the assessors shall Indicate the race of each taxpayer. Tho object Is to show the proportion of taxes paid by the negroes. Dining tho last campaign some Democrats uifcd that tho negroes should only bo allowed, for maintenance of their nub ile schools, tho proportion of school tax paid by their race The schctuo imbodiitl in tho bill just passed, if carried out, will furnish the data upou which a repartition of tho schools will be based. rrntii tlni; (UiM-riiininl muclnls, l'vuis, IVh. 22. The l-'reueh Senate, by a vote of 17s to 107, has pussed the bill piovhllng fui nummary piocecdlngs against ncwspnpcib publishing libels on govern ment ouli'iuU. l'lCiirtH Never I.lc, ((""niucut statistics show a total Im pi.ita,..n In the last 10 years of a.O'JO.sil inns of champagne, composed of more than .0 luaids That of (. II. Mumtu it l "- 1 xtra Hry wa3 "va 2iJ,'00 cases inc-ctliunof any Of tUu total. tKr ra'('UtoEc -quarter ST1.EETS IS HAD SHAPE. Denial Scenes in the Northeast Sec tion of tho City. GREAT MOUNDS OK MUDDY EARTH Thoroughfares Filled Willi Holes and Kidges, Dirt and Debris. No (NiniiiilMltitirr i:r 1,1 nil Thern. mil llii- SlrcM Am Jiiiirioiitl.r fscsli led (tit en l' In HiillriisiiU mill .Mint Hnlc, A petition lias just been presented lo Congress by the propcity owners on iho northeast section of Mnachusetls nvc nuc asking that an appropriation bo made for the paving of Uiu avenue east of Koitli Capitol street. In this north cast section of the city the thorough fares certainly do stand in need of immediate cleaning and repair. In' somo liislanccs great mounds ot muddy earth arc piled up in tho center nf them ns it they had been used as convenient dumping grounds; in other streets great holes have been worn into Ihedirt by the steady trallic of horses and wagons! and in neatly every instance tlio streets have never known vhat a pavement looks like nnd tiro muddy and worn out lo such ti degree that travel is scarcely possible on tiny of them. A few of the cross-streets in the neighborhood of the front of the Capitol building havo been paved for a block or two, but the work was'cvldently done to create a favorablo Impression among visitors who bad oc casion to lido out on the horse-car lines, or were content to view the city from the steps of the Capitol. ' There is only one street In tho entire noithcast section having a continuance into tho noitliwcst part of the city that can compliment itself 011 being paved. This is C street, and even its pavement is of blocks of stone and not concrete. This is the only street offering nny sort of facilities for travel lo the northwest portion of the city. The streets ore beautifully paved with smooth concrete pavement Iltish with North Capitol street on the west side, but here the transformation takes place. Up to this point Massachusetts avenue, the only complete artery through the city, is in beautiful condition, but on the opposite side of North Capitol street the pavement stops ns shoit as if it bad been cut off with a knife, and the beautiful avenue continues on up the inn, a inuutiy, tiuanmateit thorough fare, filled with holes and ridges, and presents a most deplorable aspect. The same may be said of D street, except that its condition Is much worse. It is so bad, in fact, that on a muddy day it is said lobe impossible for a horse and buggy to diive through it with any degree of safety, to say nothing of comfoit. Files "of dirt and debris are scattered all over it, slving the im presslon that it is the commencement of n rolling prairie. Mr. Silas C. Claikc, a resident of the northeast district, who accompanied Tin: Clinic reporter, said that estimates have been mado no less than citrlit times for the paving of this street. "As long ago ns 1JST8 au estimate was taken as to the amount of money necessary to pave it. and for eight succeeding years the same thing was gone through with, but no move was ever made to carry out the woik. E, F, G, and in fact all ot the streets lunnlng parallel wilh these, aro nn eyesore to the people of the neighborhood. Although the residents and propcity owners, Mr. Clarke said, have mado repeated efforts to have tho Commisssioners recognize the necessity of at least giving them a fair propro tlon of paved streets, no attention has been paid to their cutreatics. First, Second, Third and Fourth streets, and as far out ns travel oxtcmN, the same state of things exists. Tho streets arc muddy and dirty, ami iu many instances travel is impossible, whllo in every instance, except on the block or two north of East Capitol street, where they nre paved"-" s next to impossible to cross them wiiiiom stepping ankle-dccp in mud. Of nil tho uumeiicnl streets, however, First street stands at tlio head for being iu tlio most honiblo condition. Tlio Hal timore and Ohio railroad tracks take up tho centre of it, nnd they are pro tected bv a spiked fence, built par allel with the curbs. This leaves n space on each side of the tracks for traffic just large enough to permit one wagon to pass. Tlio railroad company has, apparently, paid no attention to the law requiring that all railroad tracks on streets shall bo laid Hush with the grade, and has monopolized fully one-half of tho roadway with fences and tiacks. The little space left for traffic is uupaved, and filled with ruts and stones and sticky black mud to such an extent that it looks abso lutely disgraceful. On Delaware nvo nuc, neui First street, the railroad com pany has blocked the avenue up with brick pile aud mounds of granite stone, and lis fence is built directly across the avenue, cutting off travel completely. Tho street having the reputation of being iu the worst possible coudition Is I street. After it crosses North Capl tol stieet for ono block it is nicely paved, but when ll reaches First street its beauty suddenly clmnscs into an in comparably bad coiidillon. Ash mat tcr of fact, for four or five blocks it is sunken fully fifteen feet below the grade, and is simply a cut through which tho llaltlmorc and Ohio Railroad cars travel. It gradually rises and leaches its proper grade about live blocks furthor on. The railroad tnu k monopolize all of this distance and allow no room for trallic. People re side on tho banks of 1 street with not sufficient space in front of their houses for a dog cait todilve. It is bridged over at Second street. With few exceptions this section of tho cltv is as bare of pavenieut as if tt weio situated in the country. Notwlth standing tho terrible condition of these streets, and tho many appeals ninde to the Commlssioueis to remedy the ovist ing evil, Mr. Clarke said that !?r.0.0(H) hud just been expended for llio im provement and puving of Massachu setts avenue on the northwest sidi nwny beyond the city limits, where 110 houses hie built nnd where none arc expected to be for somo time to come. "Ono significant fact has often 01 curred to mo," said Mr. ClurU. "Of the thirty nieu who have beeu appointed Commissioners since the present uvle of government was instituted mn one 01 them overlived In the northeast sccilon of the ell . it Is a shame that such au unjust disciimliintlon should be made ngiiiust the resideuNot the iiurtheaM. tcctlon In favor of the wealthier sec tlons. and Congress should wc to it that moncitv owr.eis on this side of the city should receive their just m-oportl'-i of 'the privileges given out. Wesh-Ti' I havo fur streets paved and Cone re should sec tint n part of the iltv's nn proriIntlouhouUli,'otow(U'(.l thnl cud. v