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The Washington CJriti
22D YEAH NO. 0,735.
WASHINGTON, D. Cm THURSDAY EVENING, MAISOJT. (5, 1890.
FRICE TWO CENTS.
YOUR BEST ONE.
Rubbers have been a
drug; on the market this
We didn't know, though,
vvc were going to have such
a tame winter thought it
would be like the others
so we bought rubbers
stacks of them and we've
got most of them, too.
That'll never do We don't
propose to carry them all
through a hot summer
haven't the room to do it.
This little flurry of winter
calls them out and the prices
we've put on them will hurry
them. Going to let this
ottering run this week out
and try if possible--to do
a season's business in two
Ladies' Rubbers, 19c, a Pair,
Misses' Rubbers, 19c, a Pair,
Children's Rubbers, 19c a Pain
Men's Rubbers, 39c, a Pain
Boys' Rubbers, 29c, a Pair,
Youths1 Rubbers, 24c, a Pair,
Ladies' Rubber Boots, $1,19,"
Men's Rubber Boots, $1,98.
Misses' Rubber Boots,' 97c,
Boys' Rubber Boots, $1,49,
Children's Rubber Boots, 87c,
These rubbers every pair
of them are first-class qual
itiesand we guarantee
them to be such.
SAKS & COMPANY
We just want to say we
are the agents the sole
represent a ti ves of the
.Charles Macintosh Water
proof Coats in the District.
We are proud to be the
distributors of sach rare
virtues as these garments
possess. One was never
known to go back on its
makers. They're as true
ments, too Just as service
able in July as they are in
Januaiy. There's no odor
to the genuine Macintosh
and they won't crack. Tasty
surface effects-.look like
light-weight top coats.
and remember they are
ONLY WITH US.
SAKS I HO.
With llielr Franchises,
Tho Evening Critic Newspaper,
"With an exclusive franchise from tho
United J'rcfs Association for an after
noon paper, now In the twenty-second
year of its publication, ami
The Sunday Capital,
with a telegraphic service from the New
York Associated Press, 'now In tho
twentieth year of Its publication,
willi their type, appurtenances, pi-'
tronagc and good will, to
gether with a type-revolving Hoc
perfecting tingle and double press
(costing when new -flO.nOO, and equally
as good as new) are offered for sale,
and if not disposed of by private treaty
beforo the Wth of March will be sold
on that date at public auction.
There is but one other afternoon pi
per published in Washington with its
population of -over SoO.OOO and only
one morning paper. It is believed that
to competent and energetic newspaper
men, possessed of a fair amount of cap
ital, no littler opportunity can bo of
fered. The terms of purchase, which will be
libera1, (as the present owners have en
terprises which preclude their conduct
ing it), and all other necessary Informa
tion will be furnished on application to
..- Proprietor? ' ; ?..
Tin: Evu.vi.vo Cistric
Tin: Sunday Capital.
ciiaxukd nun nocToits.
When tho .Second Ono LnTt Her, Aim.
Coll'iimii Trlt.il to Siilclilo.
J.orisviu,i:, ICv., March 0. After a
short-lived elopement Mrs. Dr. S. P.
Coffman returned to tho liomu of her
husband at Owcnsboro' yesterday. Sho
eloped last Sunday with Dr. 'V. L.
Ferrell, who took her to Kvansvillo
where thoy stopped together at a hotel.
.TiM beforo the steamer left Kvans,
villu forOwcnsboio' yesterday morning
Dr. Ferrell told Mrs. Coffman that he
was going to take her baok to Owcns
boro', and they went on board tho boit.
Ie left her," ostensibly to get n bill
changed, but ho bad not returned when
the boat started.
When Mrs. Coffinnu learned that
Ferrell had not paid her fare sho soi.cd
her baby and was about to throw her
self into the river when she was caught
by Ihc chambermaid. Half nu hour
later she made another attempt at
suicide, but failed. Dr. ColTmaii will
bend her back to her father and will
try to have Ferrell arrested for kid
nnj ping tho baby. Mrs. Coffman is a
veiy handsome woman.
ll.VKl'KK ArAY Hi; I'.tllDUNKn,
Tim Ilnuril of 1'rNott MitmiKorx has
liecoiniiieuileil lllm Id Alarcy,
Com.'.miiijh, March (!. K. L. llarpor,
tho bank wrecker of Cincinnati, was
yesteiday recommended by tho Hoard of
Managers of tho Oldo Penitentiary for
pardon. Among those who aro more
thoroughly informed as to Harper's
prison life, and the causes that have led
the board to make the recommendation,
it Is believed that President Harrison
will grant an unconditional pardon nt
an early day.
A Woman lladlv Dinned.
Last night a colored woman named
Catherine Wheeler, considerably under
the iulliicnco of liquor, who lives
in Clark's alley, near Connect
icut avenuo and Kightccnth street,
was so badly burned that sho
had to bo removed to tho Frcodmen's
Hospital. It is presumed that her
clolhes caught tiro from tho stovo, and
but for tho prompt presence of n neigh
bor tho houo would lmvo been burned
and Catherine cremated.
Tim lliiimitrliin I'nbincr l)iot.
Pi'.stii, March (I. Dissensions among
tho members of tho Cabinet have re
sulted In n ciisis, and Premier Tisza's
resignation is imminent.
Tluhhormi Cliilinunt in I'olltics.
I.okdou, March (i Arthur Orton,
the celebrated Tichboruo claimant, pro
poses to coolest tho seat for Btoko-upou-Tient
as a lloiuo-Rulo candidate.
London, March II. The Prlnco of
Wales litis sent a letter of condoleuco to
United Stales Minister Lincoln.
S.CCO.Kll enrcs was the tota.1 Importation
of champagne la the last 10 ycurs, About
ono quarter was 0. 11. Muinlii A Co'g Extra
Dry, or over 2J5,(XM cases more than of any
other bin ml,
KEW CITY P0ST0M0E.
MILUKEN'S BILL WILL PROBABLY
PASS THE HOUSE.
I'otoiniic J'lli to bo I'rntncloil Demo
crat DlasuMcil nt rcutliornliin'ii
Nnrcf .i Doinibllciin Dltactialon
The Senate this morning passed tho
bill granting a pension of $75 a month
to the daughter of Maor-Gencral W.
Woith of Mexican war frtmc, and the
bill inctcasing tho pension of tho
widow of Mnjor-Gcucral 0. If. Warren
to $100 per month.
Among the bills introduced in the
Senate to-day weie:
Ily Mr. Ctilloni l'orit monument to John
Hy Mr. Pasco For I lie punishment of
olllccis selecting Jurors with reference to
Tho Senate then went into secret ses
sion for the purpose of considering the
resolution of Mr. Dolph to commit
for contempt of tho Senate tho
llvo newspaper men who have
refused to betray lln sources of their
procuring tho nows. A number of short
speeches have been made, and Mr.
Faulkner has tho floor at this hour.
The debate this hftornoon turns en
tirely on tho question of tho constitu
tional light of tho Senate to im
prison the recalcitrant newspaper
men. A great deal of opposition
on tills ground has developed today,
and the prospects are that tho resolu
tion of Mr. Dolph will be rolectcd
by a fair majority. Durlnsr the
debate the resolution of Mr.
Teller providing for the consideration
of nominations In open session has
shown unexpected strength, and its ulti
mate fate is doubtful.
There is an understanding that a vote
will bo taken on both propositions be
fore adjournment to-day.
In tho llnitxn.
Tho Democratic members of tho
House of Representatives arc in
a very angry and disgusted mooit
this morning. They now realize
that they made a' fatal mistake
in not rallying their forces. Had thoy
done this they could have defeated tho
effort to unseal Cate. Rut they seemed
to depend too much on tho
disaffection which they knew
existed among tho Republicans. When
it came to vote that disaffection
had dwindled down to but three votes.
Among the absentees were several New
"Yes," said an angrv Democrat this
morning, "it takes a JN"W York Demo
crat to defeat his party every time."
On the other hand, tho Republicans
arc serene over tho result. Yesterday
they prevented Mr. Hill of Illinois, n
Republican, who was opposed to
Fcatherston, from Hiking, but
after Fcatherston. was safely sworn in,
tho Republicans made no objection
when Mr. Hill asked unanimous con
tent of tho House to print dn
tho liecord the remarks ho would linvo
submitted had tin opportunity been
given him. So leave to print a speech
never delivered was extended to him.
Judge Houk was in a particularly
clie.gt fill. humor this morning. When
"'complimented on his speech of yester
day ho said it reminded hfin of
two Tennessee lawyers. One of
these lejjal lights was profoundly
lcnrned in the law, but was far
fiom an eloquent speaker. The
other was a very eloquent ora
tor, but a superficial lawyer.
They were pitted against each other
once in n jury trial. "TJte man of elo
quence won, despite the pro
found learning and deep research
displayed in the address of
tho other. The latter was compli
mented upon the learning ami pro
fundity of his address. He replied
that it was a mighty poor speech which
failed to win tho case. "I won
my case, anyhow," concluded Jiulgo
llouk. "Yes," commented a Demo
crat who had listened to the Judge's
story, "yes, but you had a packed
Mr. Morse of Massachusetts presented
petitions of the Women's Industrial
League asking that two women be ap
pointed on the' World's Fair Committee
ofl Sit'. Referred.
Tho entire morning hour was con
sumed in a discussion of n bill for tho
compulsory attendance of witnesses ho
lore registers and receivers of land of
fices. No action was taken.
Sir. Lawler of Illinois presented a
petition of 0,000 railway postal clerks
praying for an Increase of salary.
Tho J louse then, nt 1 -DO, went into
Committee of the Whole, on mo
tion of Mr. Milllkcn of Maine, chair
man of tho Committee on Public
Ruildings and Grounds, to consider bills
from that committee. Tho Speaker
called Mr. Paysou of Illinois to. the
The first hill called up for consid
eration was .Mr. Milllken's, to appro
piiato $073,000 for tho acquirement of
tho pieces of ground forming thetrlanglo
at the Avenue, Ninth and C streets
noithwest, from the apex as far west as
the Safe Deposit Rudding, for
tho site of it city posloiflcc.
Tho bill recommends $800,000
for the building, but this will have to
he nppropiiated by the Committee on
Tho discussion of the bill to acquire
a part of square !)80, as described,
was warm. Mr. Milliken proposed
that general debate bo limited
to foity minutes, of which the
opponents were to bo allowed thirty
minutes. Tho friends of the bill seem
confident it will pass. Tho opponents
of it generally favor Judiciary Square
as the site.
11:05 p. in. Thp bill to locale tho
CityPostollico on Judiciary Square has
Tho bill to buy the square occupied
by Police Headquarters for a silo was
11:25 p. m. Tho Committee of tho
Whole ordered Milllken's Postolllco
bill favorably repotted to the House
Mr, WiiniuiiHltcr's Slto.
Ppstmaster-Gencrnl AVanamakcr to
day nddressed tho House Committee on
Public lluildlugs and Grounds on
tho selection of a site for tho
City PostotHco building. Ho objected
to tho site named in Mr. Milllken's hill
because ho thought it too small. Ho
favors the erection of n now building
for both tho Postollko Department anil
tho City Postolilee.
A lllixicllcaa Ultima IlrltlRoil,
Representative Chcadlo of Indiana
told Tin: Ciiitic this morniug thnt ho
would accept tho appointment of tho
Speaker on the Postolllco Committee
and would serve. Thus n bloodless
chasm is bridged.
VrntcctliiK 1'otomno Flh,
Tho Houso Commtttco on Merchant
was Mr. Stnhlncckcr's bill to protect
fish In the Potomac River.
Mr. Clements of Alexandria addressed
the committie in opposition to tho bill,
and Mr. McGinn of Washington In
favor of it.
'Xho r.leht-llotll- I.nw,
The House Committee on Labor to
day heard arguments by Messrs. Oyster,
Kennedy nnd Schultz, nil of this
city, In favor of Represent
ative Cost's bill to adjust tho
accounts nrlsing under the eight
hour law nnd tho enforcement of the
law heieaftcr. They favored tho pas
sage of both bills.
Tho President to-dny sent to the
Senate the following nominations.
Connecticut A. W. Converse, Windsor
I.otks: O. 1). Coon, Westminster; (!. W.
Ilraillcy, Giilironl; A. b, llciiedlc.t, llethcl.
New York A. II. Jlowmun, Tompkins
vlllc; W. O. Seliryock. Home.
New Jersey J. It. Toms, llovorly.
lV'iiii'ylvanl.1 Owen Fowler, Frcclainl;
.T. A. (llllllaud, Allegheny; Mrs. Josephine
Held. Coimcllsvllle; A. I). Welty, Orcein
burgh; .1. D. Connor, Wllliamsport.
Massachusetts Frank W. Jliillanl, West
Itorough; William A. Ilrown, bccoiu,, Mar
likhenil; U. II. Waterman, Frnuiliighuni;
W. J. Wullace, Norwood,
Vermont N. Chapman, Woodstock.
Virginia Park Agncw, Alexandria; C.
1". McCnuc, Lcciburg.
Louisiana A. .1. Mactlrogor, lkiton
Itougc; Paul Dernandc, Lafnjettc.
Texis I-:. M. Johnson, Tcricll.
Florida (1. K. ltoblnson. Ocala.
.Mississippi-It. M. Tlndall, Okalona.
Missouri V. T. Williams, Stanhcrrv.
Olito-J. C. (lulhrle, Morysvllle; M. C.
Mitchell, .Martin's Ferrv.
-Minnesota u. n. Hutchinson, Hutch
Nevada A. T. (llllson, Wlnucmiicca.
Illinois T. J. lluttou, liuslivlllc;
Atncrlcus. II. Tinder, Montleello; 11. K.
North Dakota C. II. Honey, Parke
South Dakota-.!. W. Health', Mitchell.
Withdrawn John 1!. Dewey, postmaster
at Ocala, Flu.; C. A. Jones, postmaster at
Tompkiusvlllc, N. Y. (hu having dc
cllned). woaitix WAKitioiid Kir,i.i:t.
KiiK.-iRfincnt Iletwoen tho Vrem-h anil
the Klnt: ol DiiIioiuov'a Arnilci.
Paws, Mnrch 0. Tho Solid has re
ceived nows of another battle having
been fought between the French troops
and those of the King of Dahomey. A
number of the participants on botli
sides wero killed nnd many wounded.
Tho Dahomlans succeeded in capturing
a number of Fienchmen anil other
Fuither advices from the scene of tho
conllict say that after the first engage
ment between the French and D.iho
mlans tho latter made a second
attack upon Kotonon four hundred of
thoirnumbcr being killed, and they were
finally repulsed. Several of tho female
wnnfors of the King of Dahomey wero
found amongst the slain.
$.-.00 roit a ,-uiri:i)i:r.i:ii.
(IIViikmI lij thn Hun Who lins Jml lleon
. Aciiiltfcil oi tho i'rliito,
Cajhi:k, N. J., March 0, Slncq the
acquittal of Chalklcy Leconey of the
charge of murdering ids nieco, the miclo
has offered a reward of 500 -for the
apprehension and conviction of the man
or men who killed his niece.
Jt was reported that suit is to bo
liiought against tho State olllccrs for
damages for false arrest and imprison
ment, "and that several papers aro to bo
tucd for libel.
r.i;Mi-:i:s and wokicixcukx
J'nt Their HeailsToutithcrnnri Combine
lor l'olltleul rurposi-,
Kmi'oiua, Kax., March 0. Commit
tees representing tho State organization
of fho Farmers' Alliance, the Grange,
the Farmers' Mutual Hcncflt Associa
tion and tho Knights of Labor were in
secret session hero nearly all day yester
day. A platform was adopted'looking
to a consolidation of tho different organ
izations for political purposes.
Snsur to Cost Blore.
Ni:w Yoiik, .March 5. The Sun says
sho wholesale grocers of tho country
have entered into a combination to ad
vnneo tho pi lee of sugar one-quartcrof
a cent per pound. It is claimed that
they have been losing money on sugar
for several years. If their proposed
scheme is carried out the people of tho
country will pay about $7,000,000 more
for their sugar than heretofore.
Jrutiir llimio of tlici Lottery.
New Yoiik, Mnrch 0. A special to
the ll'orW from Atoka, I. T., says the
laws of tho Choctaw Nation, nspassol
by tho Choctaw Legislature, wero made
publlo yesterday. Ono of tho laws
provides for the establishment of a lot
tery, aeeilaln percentage of the receipts
going to the Stato treasury.
Ktllen inn, Smith to J'lcht.
St. Pali., Minn., Mnrch 0. Put
Killen is to go to Denver to fight Ed.
Smith to a finish six weeks hence. Ho
i reel veil a letter last night from John
P. Clow offering to back him for 1,000
in a match for iJ'J.000. He wired his ac
ceptance nnd will go into training here
Hinnllliax i:ihlomlc Over,
MinumAN, Conn., Mnrch 0. There
are now only fourteen oases of small
pox in .Meridian, nnd till of the patients
aro recovering. No new cases aro re
ported, and It Is believed that tho worst
phase of tho threatened epidemic is
C.lnssrix'k Slcnuil hy Uhlvuco,
Chicago, March 11. It was reported
yesterday that Jack Glasscock, tho
great shortstop of tho Indianapolis Club,
and young- Rusle, tho pitcher of tho
same team, had been signed by Presi
dent Spalding for the Chicago League
Touch llliistsnms Killed,
PAitKr.usiiur.il, W. Ya March 0.
The heaviest snow of tho winter fell
hero last night, accompanied by high
winds, which badly drifted tho snow.
Peach nnd oilier fruit blossoms arc
killed. The rivers are very high and a
Hood Is feared,
l'oitv Dolour 'orit,
Amilani), Wis., March 0. The tem
peratuto throughout Northern Wiscon
sin changed from 20 to -10 degrees below
zero yesterday, Tho suow is two feet
deep iu many places.
l'lrht Clime or tho Keiisun.
Savannah, Oa., March 0. Tho
Philadelphia and Rrooklyn baseball
clubs arrived hero last night and will
play their tlrst game today.
- - i
Won't llnve tho Auntrulhin Hj stoin.
Salt Lakk City, March C Tho
Utah Legislature killed the Australian
chanci: roit a ittcn oiitr,,
An AtiKltlnn I'llnco Whoso Iliitiil unit
Tltlo Aro tor Halo,
Nr.w Yoiik, March (I. Anothcrcold
hloodcil, vulgnr piopndtlon t buy an
Amctlcan lioiic&s wllli n tltlo was mad s
this week by a prlnco of the royal houso
of Ausltla through his agent at Vienna
to a reputable lawyer of this city.
Sonio three years ago two foreigners,
one a Prince do Rohan, were on a tour
mound the world, and made a passing
visit to this city. Tlir-y wero Intro
elucid by a mutual acquainlaiico In
William P. Ilurr, an attorney at No.
M0 Rrondway, who saw them fre
quently afterwards until they left for
About February 1 Mr. Rurr received
a letter from an Anton .nllerol Vienna,
In which ho said that Prlnco Rohan told
a filend on his return from America
that when he received his Inheritance
ho would go back to America, bccni'ito
he had hopes of mnktng a good mar
lingo Iherc. he received his inheritance,
but died shortly after.
The letter llien goes on to say that
another pilnce is available ns a hus
band for some Aineiiean hcire.fi, and
suggests that Mr. Uurr lake steps to
procure such a result, adding that if tho
prince made a good marriage ti number
of Austrian olllccis would try their luck.
Mr Rurr's first intention was to send
a cable, at once, hoping it would bring
tho scion of tho noble houc of Austria
and llio mnn Zallcr to America and
thus within reach of his foot. He was
dissuaded by bis friends, however, and
has sent no answer.
I'olsoiicil llerficir to Concrnl liar
.Sliuinc! nmt .Shield Her I.ovor.
Nf.w Yoiik, March 0. Pretty Eunice
Smith, the IT year-old school-girl who
took rat poison to hide her shame and
savo her lover's good name,. is lying in
the Marq'uand Ward of liellcvuo Hos
pital, hoveling between life nnd death.
Outside her door stands a policeman,
guarding the patient, ready at any mo
ment to carry out Ids order of arrest as
soon as slit; is able to be moved to the
Miss Smith is a remarkably hand
some, black-eyed girl, with" rellncd
features, cultured manners and pretty
figure. Some years ago her mother died,
and when her father brought homo
wife No. 2 sho lost all interest in her
home, and during the past winter has
been spcndlnc her time in tho homes
of her two mints, who live in the city.
Her sweetheart's nnmo Is Sylvester
Ossmniif a banjo player, living nt Ono
Hundred and Thirty-ciahth street and
Mott avenue. Ho lingered outside the
patient's loom nt the hospital yester
day, lie is n stoutly builtyoung fellow
'of 21, and ho insisted thnt. he would
marry the girl then nnd there if sho
weio able to stand tho excitement, but
to this tho doctor would ' not consent,
and the greatest comfort tho young
Lothario could get was a promise to
permit him to see his sweetheart to
day. an:. tai;i.iii:i:'s coxdxviox.
Ills friends iiml 1'Iiyt.lui.tns Dl-ivour-
HRCfl nu tn Ills llceitvnry.
MtvTAulbco had a very serious lime
of it last night. He fell into a state of
collapse, and only the skillful
and unremitting attention of his
physicians reslorcd liini to
life. Today lie is better than last
night, but bis condition is very serious
indeed, if it bo not hopeless.
Dr. Taulbec, Ids brother, said this
afternoon that ho felt very much dis
couraged; thnt, in fact, lie had butlittlo
hope of Ills-brother's ultimate recovery.
Thoy Tliiiuml It Out.
PiTTMiuisn, Pa., Mnrch 0. Just be
fore noon two workmen attempted to
thaw out several sticks of frozen dyna
mite, nnd the usual result lollowcil a
terrific explosion that wrecked tho
blacksmith shop, where they were,
and Instantly killed one man named
David Hayes, nnd another, William
Shoddy, had an arm and leg broken,
and will die, as lie is badly injured in
ternally. The neighborhood was badly
ishaken up, as tho explosion occurred
in a fashionable suburb, where some
iltep trench blasting was being done.
Shvh tho Old I'rene'.ier Is Cruel.
PAiiKKissiitnto, W. Va., March (!.
A sensation has been caused hero by a
suit for divorce tiled by Mrs. Elizabeth
Rector, tho yoiinc wife of Rev. John
Rector. Rev. Rector is 1)0 years old,
nnd has been in tho Daptist ministry
fifty-seven years. Ho lias grown-up
children and grandchildren. Sirs.
Rector is his third wife. The bill al
leges desertion, non-support and ex
Xnshvlllo l'arllv Suhiniircod,
N.siiur,i,r., Thnn., March 0. Tho
lower pottion of this city is submerged,
forcing many people to vacate their
homes. The loss of tho Tciiucs'-eo
River biidgc nt Johnsouville by tho
Nnshvillo and Chattanooga road has
occasioned the ouly serious' impediment
to through travel. Through Memphis
trains aro now being runover the Louis
ville and Nashville via Gutlule.
Unjustly Imprisoned tor Six Yrnrs.
Si'iiiNOi-'ir.i.i), Ir.r... March t'. John
Q. Downs, who was sentenced to a term
of forty years in tho penitentiary from
Williamson County in 1881, for nu as
sault upon a girl 10 or 11 years of age,
was yesterday pardoned by Govornor
Flfer. Tho victim has grown to
womanhood and now makes nllidavlt
that Downs was not her assailant.
Did Not Kill IIIh llrothot-
Kai.amazoo, Mien., Match 0. Al
beit A. Fosdick, tho county surveyor,
charged with tho attempted assassina
tion of his brother, Dr. Marvin Fosdick,
was discharged by Justice Rowland In
Paw Paw yestordav afternoon without
offciiiig any evidence. The crime is a
I.lltlo Olios lit Diuistir,
W.uusit, Ikii., March !. At Stock
dale, two miles west of Roan, this
county, black diphtheiliiis threatening
to carry oil' all tho childrru of tho vil
lage, holly twenty arc down with tho
tcourgu nnd new cases aro being ro
An i:ieulve Dinner.
Wauasu, Ind., March 0. Tho Wa
bash County treasury was robbed at
noon yesterday by sncak-thlovcs, who
burst open tho money-drawer while
Treasurer Chlnwoith was at dinner.
Tlio thieves secured $UU and escaped.
SmitchOfl Her Moliei,
i:ilen Newell, while walking along
Missouri avenuo last night about I)
o'clock, had a $10 bill snatched from
her hand. Sho gave a fairly good do
scrlntlon of tlin mnn. lint ho hns nnl fis
J yet been apprehended.
PAUL UNDER A CLOUD.
REASON WHY THE MILWAUKEE
Interest I'IurcIhc In tho CUII Net-vice
L'oiiinilsslon InveMlKHllon Mr.
Shlily fin III to 1 lutei lleen intimi
dated hy the Coiiiiulssiotinrfi,
The proceedings of the Civil Service
Investigating Committee to-day were
scarcely marked by that Intense degree
of interest which prevailed during tho
earlier sessions. Tho room was almost
devoid of visitors, and many members
of the committee did not fceem to think
that their presence was necessary. Of
tho members of the Civil Service Com
missson, only Governor Thompson and
Sir. llooovclt wero present, while tho
Intenslsof the prosecution wero given
over entliely to .Mr. llntton.
Ex-PoslmaMcr Paul of Milwaukee
was called, and, In reply to the In
qulilcsby Mr. Roosevelt, slated that
ho never examined eerlillcatlons from
the Civil Service Commission with
a view to judge their correct
ness, but that the certifications
beforo him wero undoubtedly Incorrect,
lie said nil the records nnd reports ot
his olllco have been In the hands or the
Commission for a long time, and this is
the llrst he has heard from the Com
mission that there aro any Irregularities
lu his verification?.
Mr. Roosevelt Then you say that
these seven certificates which 1 hold In
my hand, dated February 13, 18S3.
upon which date you signed them, aro
"It docs not follow that the selections
of employes was mnde the same day,
hut as those certifications appear, they
aro undoubtedly incorrect."
Mr. Paul salu to tho chairman that
he wished the committee to understand
him, that tho certifications and state
ments, ns made by Mr. Roosevelt in
his questions, were at varianco
with memorandums made by
the witness nt the time. "As to Mr.
Shidy," he continued, "I regard him
as a weak man, who wasiiilimldated by
the Civil Service Commission into mak
ing statements which were incorrect.''
"Do you mean thai Governor
Thompson, Mr. Lyman and myself in
timidated Mr. Shldy?"
"Ho was in constant fear of losing
his place and could not sleep nights on
that account. As a register clerk J
regarded him as elllcient; but as a clerk
of tho civil service ho was slovenly
and dilatory, but I never regarded
lilm as criminal. I never acted in vio
lation of tiny civil service rule. I
cover made an appointment without a
legular ceriilicalinn from the board."
Mr. Roatnor Was Thomas F. Keav
cny appointed by reason of polltlcil in
fluence, or any other kind of Influence?
Mr. Paul I never saw Mr. ICcavcny
until after he had been certified to nu
tor appointment. About this tioio
Judge Jenkins of the United States
Coutt came to mo and said that ho
knew ICcavcny and could rccoaiinned
him for an intelligent, active and
The Chairman Then you rosard ids
appointment as regular and strictly ac
cording to civil se'rvice rulc3?
"AVell, yes, according to the civil
service rules as furnished mo for the
government of my olllco."
Mr. Thompson Did tho board make
selections for you or wero you responsi
ble for your own selections?
"After certifications bad been fur
nished me, I made from Ihciil my own
"When did you resign, Mr. Paul?"
"I resigned three times; the last time,
when it was accepted, was In Mnrch,
"Did you not resign because you
wero under a cloud oil account of the
icpoit of the Civil Service Committee
which had investigated your olllco?"
"Well, my second resignation was not
accepted iu order to give me a chanco
to vindicate myself."
A letter from Postmnsfer-Gencral
Wmiamnkcr to Mr. Paul was read by
Mr. Thompson, stating that on ac
count of the reports of n Civil Ser
vice Investigating committee and a
postolllco inspector Ids removal had
been determined upon, but ns Mr. Paul
had rcsicnid, the lesignalion would bo
The committee then adjourned until
10 o'clock to morrow morning.
iitui:t;iri,Ai;i,Y xatuisa r.i.i:i,
Vcitcr Who Mllj ho DIsTriinchlhCil nt
Rii)i)i:roiii), Mi:., Mnrch 0. Yester
day an order was introduced iu the
Hoard of Aldermen to have stricken
from the voting list 500 names of
voters whose naturalization papers wero
piocured In the lllddeford or Saco
municipal couit. This action was
1 lought about becauso of u recent
nillu" bv Judge Webb of the United
States" Distiiet Court declaring thatthc
lllddcfoid municipal court has no right
to naturalize aliens, Somo of those
whose mimes aro iucluded iu the list
arc cnndidatis for ward ofllccs at tho
t Ily election.
The Republican aldermen voted in
favor of tho order, but tho Democratic
majority clofentctl its passage. The
votes of these MO men will bo chal
lenged at the election on Monday next
nud nn appeal made to tho L'nltcd
Slates Supreme Court. The matter
creates great oxcilcmcnl here. Tho
balance of power lies in tho list of
voters whoso names were submitted to
the Hoard of Aldermen today.
nut. itoiiTirs itoniis coi.i.nor:.
Ho Swindled 1'nllyM. I.otils l'enple hy
St. Louis, March 0. Forty persons
have made complaint to Labor Com
missioner Mculwcthcr that tho "West
ern Collego of Telegraphy" has fraud
ulently obtained from them from $25 to
$10 each by promising to teach them
telegraphy and secure tluiin first-class
Tlio college is managed by E. llailey
ltoeth. The complainants say all stu
dents wero promised positions worth
$12n n month, and that about llvo hun
dred "ham" operators Jinvo been turned
out. It Is alleged thnt ltoeth operated
in Chicago ami New York beforo com
ing to St. Louis.
Sl'OKT OP AXGUY YVATDIIS,
ltlor fruit Niniiklirit to 1'lcros hy
C'aiuo, Ir.i,., Jlarch 0. This com
munity was treated yesterday to tho
novelty of a violent snow storm. Snow
began falling at 0 a. m. and continued
uutil after noon, with a fierce noith
wind, Tho mercury stood at 2." above
zero last nluht. Tho Ohio is still slowly
crawling up tho bank and marked last
evening 40,4 above tho low water line.
Tho railroads lu Missouri are now iu
danger of being entirely shut out from
Hints Point nnd Cairo. Tho water
reached tho rails of the Iron Mountain
yesterday. At 0 o'clock Tuesday night
the low boat Km. Norlon and llvo barges
beloiiclng to tho St. Louts nnd Missis
sippi Valley Transfer Company, were
broken from their moorings and car
tied down Klrcntu until thoy crashed
into the whnrf-boal, smashing her
The shock broke nnd scattered the
fleet, nnd tho boat and several barges
swept down stream, colliding with and
damaging vnilous other craft. The
railroad transfer steamers and tugs
cnine to tlio rescue and landed the boat
nnd barccs three miles below tho city.
Stock suffers greatly In tho bottoms be
low here In Missouri and Kentucky.
.MltH. It.ACK MUST Tl'.STII'V,
Hie I'elciiK lllnrKK it, Avoid Appn.irliiK
A fill in I ller Htmlmtitl.
Nr.w Yoiik, .March (I. Some very
queer developments have recently
giown out of the now celebrated Flnek
conspiracy case, which lead to the con
clusion that tho sheriff and his bright
son Willie have been making gigantic
iffotts to induce Mrs. Flaok not to np
pear against llieni when the case comes
up for trial. It looks very much as If
they had been Micee'sful. She thinks
now that she Is lesitonslblo for all thu
trouble, and Is In such a repentant
fin mo of mind that she is Raid to be
nctually on the point of going h-ink to
live with Flack, the slier Iff havim;, it
is said, made such a proposition to her
through his son Will.
Tho defendants having exhausted
every means to delay bringing the case
to ttinl, much surprise was expressed
Monday whin the case was called for
ttinl and the motion for n further ad
journment came from Mrs. Flack's side.
A certificate fiom Dr. Henry Wilson of
Ibis city stated that Mm. Flack was
dnngcrously 111. Yesterday Detective
Von Gerichten took Dr. Owen J. Ward
up to the little New Hritatn Hotel, near
Newbuig, where Mrs, Flack is staying,
to Invclignto the matter. Tho Doctor
found that Mrs. FJack was feigning Ill
ness, and it'portr-d to that effect to the
Couit today. Sho has bccnsubpicnaed
to appear In court next Monday.
A M'.dlKI OX I'lllB,
I'liuiilhth Aet or Ceorco William In n
Chicago, March fi. William Jones,
a colored man, while in the sa'oon of
Hen Kersey at J"J8 South Clark street,
fell asleep in n chair.
Unable to arouc him, George Wil
liams, alias "Texas," poured a quart of
kercsene oil over Jones' feet and legs
and set the fluid on lire. The unfortu
nate man was tcnibly burned about tho
lower limbs. The hospital physicians
fear lie will lose tho use of lfis feet.
'1 lie fiend who committed the act is in
I'lXAXl I.ll.ANIi COMMDItUIAL,.
Nr.w Yoiik, Jlarch (I. Money on
call loaned at -Ucl'." percent. Exchange
sternly: postiri rates, 4Sip.(r ISiU; actual
lales, 4t21 far sixty days, and -lSOj for
Governments steady; currency (Is, lit!
bid; 4's coupons, l''f bid: "lis do,,
The stock market this morning was
extremely dull, and aside from a few
stock the fluctuations were slight. At
the opening Reading and the
sugar trusts advanced respectively
J( i per cent. On the other hand,
Chicago gas declined 133 per cent, and
Tennef-ec coal dropped III to."."-J. The
weakness of the two last stocks
had a dampening effect upon
tho whole list, and prices by 1 1
o'clock weie generally fractionally
lower. In Hie hour to noon the market
was excessively dull. The only ac
tivity was " in Louisville and
Nashville, and the only change
of itnpoitnnco was a recovery to 57 in
Tennessee coal. At the present writing
values for the most part are off (i 1 per
Xetv Yorh Moch-i,
Tins following aio the prices ot the .Yew
York nnd Chicago maiketsns reported by
special who to U. T. Ilavcnnerit Co,, ltoom
11 Atlantic ImlliliiiL':
MOCKS. (Jyirii SJ'iO stocks. Open 2..10
Chicago (Ins -Hi till Northwest .Mi 1.0S
Can. South. BIIJ f.!lj Oinulin 3U Ul)
NatI.catlTf.t 173 17 do. tJil
1).. L. it W. 1 1 1 Mlnll V. M. b. S... 117 -Ml
Del. A-Huil.WU !4'.i 'catling ,'iiii ;i
Llio 2.".i 53 1!. .t W. Ft. 20, 20?
.Icifcv Cen..ll Wlltl! ilo. phi
i.. A N vm sufc ft. Paul (!;; an
I,. S 103 'i.'.-) Tex. l'ac V.IJ 102
SngarTrust. (I7S IWJ Union I'uc. (YSi (W?
Mo. l'ac 72 72 V. Union... SI? i'l
N.Y.itN. K. 113 113 "ctrolcum... IBU 031
N. Y. Ccn Am. CouM. 27! 203
N. l'ac Atch&Top. 331 33J
do. pfd... 72J 731 l'Ii,., ll..Uj.HJ'.03j
llio Chleitgo itlnrliels.
wheat. Own Clote roiiK. Open Clo.it
Jan 7HJ 7$l Jan 10 02 :n 0!J
Feb 7 7,31 Fob 10 07 10 07
May 70S itlj May 10 12 10 1:2
.Inn SOJ 20J Jan fi 0-t ." OS
Feb ISO W) Feb 0 00 (I 00
May 80? 'Ml May 0 03 0 07
Jau 2!2 "J!
Feb Ui 'SH
May :.'1'2 'Mi
WitshliiRloii Sloulc i;.chuii(;e.
Sales llemilar Call Vi o'cleick in.
Fire-men's Insurance. 10 at -17!. Columbia
National Bank, r. at ISO. Citizens' Na
tional Dank, 10 at 107. Chesapeake ami
Potomac '.Telephone, 3 at So. Ainerieau
(iiapliopbonc, 30 at KIJ j 100 at Pi; 10 at
101 i 50 at 1CR 7 at 12; .10 at PH. Pneu
matic (Inn Carriage, 100 at J; 100 at 2.
Washington Loan anil Trust Company,
1C0 at 3; 10 at II.
Miscellaneous lloiuls V. S. Klcctric
Lights Ut.OV, 100; U. S. Kle-ctrlo Lislit
!M, O'e, 110; W. & (i. IS. it. 10-40 li's.
I!".)3-'ai, 10,-); V. A (I. Convertible, 0's,
1(10; Masonic Hall Ass'ii, .Vs, C 1H, lO;
Ham. Market Co., 1st Jlort., li's, no;
Wash. Market Co., Imp., , lift; Itil'd A
Seaboaril Co., 0's, C ife!i7, '.'0; Wash. l.t.
Infantry, 1st, (i's, 1!01 103; Wash. I.t. In
fantry, 5.M, 7's, l'.KU, 0s; Wash. (las Light
Co., Scr. A, 0's, 131; Wash, tias Light Co.,
Bcr. 11. 0's. 1:211.
National Hank Stocks Hank ot Wash
ington, -100; Dank of ltcpubllc, 2.V; Metro
politan, '-'CO; Ci.utral, 2i-U; Second, 1M;
Farmers ami Mechanic!,', 18S; Citizens',
107; Columbia, 17.1; Capital, 117; West
liullroail Stocks Washington and
Georgetown, '275; Metropolitan, 103; Co
lumbia, 70; Capitol aud North O Street,
03; Kcklugtou aud Soldier's Hume, 00.
InsuiuiiceStoclis Fireineti'fl. -U; Frank
lin, M; Metropolitan, Ml; National Union,
!20.; Aillngtoii, IbO; Corcoran, 03; Colum
bia, 17; fteriiian-Anierlcan, ISO; Potomac,
tS; Itlggs. 85; People's Bj.
Title Insurani'o Stocks lieal Estate
Title, 131J; Columbia Title, 0J- Washington
(ius and F.lcctrle Light Stocks Walilng
tun (ins, -14; (icorgvtunu Uas, 4b; U. S.
Khetrfc Light, llo.
Telepbouu Stocks Pennsylvania, 23;
( licMipeako and Potomac, 6il; American
Miscellaneous Slocks. Washington Mar
ket Co., 10J; Washington Uriel; Machine
Co., 300; (ircat Falls Ico Co., 1M; Hull
linn Panorama Co., 23; National Bate lie
pewit, 123; Vi Bfchlnpton Safe Deposit, Vii;
utliiiietou Loan aud Trust Co., 3; Na
tlouul T.ipoerapblc, - ; Mergouttmler, ;
Fm-uuiHtlc dun larrlaeo, i; Wash. Loan
ami Trust, Co., - , Atni'tcau Security and
Trust Co., 201,
SMUGGLING OH NAMELY.
AN UNDERGROUND SYSTEM
There ur A cent In llio I.urgo Ollle
All Over tlio Cotitttry 1'iinr or thn
llriithcnH" uidlired lit Govern
ment Ottlcrrn nt 1'ort Unroll,
I'liii'.uio, Mai ch fl. A special from
Poit Hilton, Mich,, gives tlio parlicii
lais'of a regular underground route for
Impoitlng Chinamen into ll e United
Slates. Last Thursday, acting on hi
formation received Wednesday that
an Invoice of "opium or raw China
man" might be expected to cross the
river, Delccllvo Day of the Treasury
Department nnd Local Inspector (irccn
placed themselves on watch and ills
coveted four Chinamen who had just
been brought over from Sarnta.
The olllccrs followed them to Tick
Chung's laundry. After seeing them
safely in tlio olllccrs broi;o open tho
door of the establishment and arrested
the proprietor and a stranger one VVn
Sing, but the olbcrs could not be found.
The next dny, however, a closer Inves
tlcatinn revealed the Celestials hidden
tinder n mattress on a bed In the lauii
dry. All were locked up.
On their persons and among the bo
longings of the captured "plg-laits"
wero twenty-six letters addressed to
diffcient firms in Canada and the
United Slates. They all had cards
showing whcie they were to go, this lot
heinu: addressed to Quanc Wall. 326
Hunker 1 Til 1 street, Cliarlestown, Tho
parly also had a complete opium joint
outfit. It npiicars, from Information
gained, thnt 'lick Chung hns contracted
to pas 200 of Ids fellow-countrymen,
for which service he receives $20 per
Sunday, February 2!!, five passed the
border and went to Detroit. Tuesday
two others followed and Wednesday
tho ofllcers caught four. It is quite
evident, from the methods employed
nnd from documents secured from 'Wa
Sinir, Hint the gang engaged in this
Chinese Importation is closely con
nected with, or part of the opium
tmuggllng gang, which had such hard
luck nt this point last year.
From Wa Sing was taken a list ot
agents, starting at Hong Kong, China,
and Including Victoria. II. C; Ottawa,
Toronto, Hamilton, London, Sarnia
and the following American cities:
Detroit, St. Claire, Monroe, Indianap
olis, Seattle. Washington; Marysvlllc,
Cal.; San Francisco, Carthage, Mo. ;
St. Paul, Minn.; An Sable, Mich.,
New York, Los Angeles, Cal.; Spring
field, Ohio; Huffolo", St. LnuU, Roches
ter, Manistee, Mich.; Memphis, Tenn. ,
Fenlon, Mich.; Lapeer, Mich.; Port
land, Orcixon; Columbus, Ind.; Gnles
burg, III." Toledo, Ohio; Des Moines,
Columbus, Ohio; Cleveland, Hamilton,
Ohio; Louisville, Ky.;Nnshville,Tenu.;
Ashland, Wis.; Chicago, Cincinnati,
Saginaw and other points. A number
of the patties named are known to the
The captured Chinamen wero ar
rnigucd Sntinday before United Stae-i
Commissioner Harris aud sent back to
IXDIAXAI'OT.In IVI1.1. STICK,
Arul TIici-o Will I'rohnhly Do Toll
Clubs in (lie- T.tMirno.
Ci.nviu.Axn, Oni't, March 0. Up to
noon to dny nooflicial business hail been
done by the League Convention. This
moinlng was spent in llxing up a new
schedule. It is pretty well settled that
Indinnnpolis will not retire. Hrush
stated this morning that he positively
will not get out.
President Nick Young and Harry
Stein of Cincinnati Club said that they
weie fully convinced Unit Indian
apolis would not retire and that a ton
club schedule would finally have to he
adopted. Anow ten-clubs chedulo is
being prepared, and It will be adopted
without furtherditcussion. The business
bcfoie the meeting will probably bo
viii:at takijs a .it'.iri'.
IVhllo a Triiln tt-HK Vl'altlntr for Oriler
It Rot Dun Into.
Fout Atkinson, Wis., March (i.
Yesterday morning, while a special
tiain was waiting for orders, the !i
o'clock accommodation collided with it.
Several cars were smashed, and one
loaded with wheat was lifted and
thrown over the bridge railing, eight
feet high, hardly scraping the railing.
The conductor, who was in the special
caboose, was injured about the lio.nl
Cftiiiiilliiu Tnrlll' liel'iirniiira.
llAMi-AV, N. S., March 0. The
Chamber of Commerco has adopted a
protest against the proposed increnso in
the duty on flour; also a resolution
urging the removal of the duty on
American corn. Tlio Halifax represen
tatives at Ottawa will be advised of the
ailchHol Dutltt'x Answer.
London, Mnrch 0. Michael Davltt
has written a long reply to tho criticism
made upon his artlclo In the "Nine
teenth Century" by Lccaron, aud de
flates that Lecaron's letter leaves tho
main contention in his article uuas
sailed. Siirerliel'H No .st-hemo,
Piiii.adki.i'iiia, March II. dims
Spreckels and his sou left yesteiday for
a tilp to tho South. It is said they will
visit New Orleans before their return to
consider the propriety of erecting a new
sugar refinery tn that city.
l'nrnull Gets IIIh .Money Duck.
I.onuon, March (I. Of tho sum put
up by Mr. Parncll to defray the ex
penses of tho action brought by him iu
tho Scottish coutts against tlio 7W.7I,
aud subsequently abandoned, Cioli have
been relumed to him.
A Catholic lliinh In I'.irK
Paiun March (I. Tho announcement
Is made lhat a Catholic bank will be es
tablished in Piuis very soon. The in
Mitution lias the sanction of the Pope,
nnd will have a capital of 2,O00,(i00
lloycolllnu llimllxll (looitx.
Rio hi; jANr-iuo, Marcli fi. Leagues
have been formed among the merchants
of Rio do Janeiro, Rabin, Para, Santos
and Pernnmbuco with tho object of boy
coiling Hritlsli goods iu favor of
Discount In IhiRlitiiil.
London, March 0. Tho Hank of
Fueland nito of discount has been re
dticcd to -ll por cent.
I.ocitl Wtmthor rorec'HDt,
l'or t"' District of Cohmhla, V?'tw
Manilas ' n i try . n, ww, uvrO :'!
Hi ''-', (Mcr,