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The "Washington Critic.
21 ST YEAR NO- 6,881.
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 17, 1889).
TRICE TWO CENTS
IN CONGRESS TO-DAY.
mSTKIOT HCHOOI. lHJIl.DINO
A Committee Appointed to Look Into tho
flintier Senator Hour KcportH thn lien
nlittlou for Counting Iho Uloctorat
Votes Noxt Mouth,
Sir. JInndcrson offered nn amendment
to tlio Sundry Civil bill appropriating
10,000 for tlio preparation of a sito and
tlio erection of n pedestal for an eques
trian statuo to General Shcrldnti, tlio slto
In lio selected by ft cotnmlttco consisting
of tho Secretary of War, n member of
tlio Joint Committee of tlio Library, and
the chairman of tlio Sheridan Statuo
Committee of tho Army of tho Cumber
land. .Mr. Hoar favorably roportod a resolu
tion setting February lti as tho day
upon which tho Sonalu and Houso shall
meet to count tho olcotoral voto.
A number of leports weru submitted
upon pilvato bills, when tho Tariff bill
was taken up."
Tho aniondmont putting tin-plato on
the free-list was rolccted and Mr. Alli
son's tin-plato nmendmont was agreed
to. Tlio sugar bounty was then taken
Tlio Speaker' appointed Messrs. Taul
bee, Leo, Cliipm.m, Howell and Hakcr,
New York, tho special committee to in
vestigate tlio purchase of school sites by
tlio Commissioners of the District.
Mr. McKenna of California secured tho
passago of a hill providing that Lieutenant-Colonel
Kdward E. Kyre, of tho First
California Cavalry, bo released from lia
bility for funds which ho handled while
ncting quartermaster in Now Sloxlco in
1807 A bill was also passed to lopay
Lieutenant II. Clay "Wood $000, for per
sonal effects lost while in tho lino of
Mr. Crisp endeavored to call up tho
Smalls-Elliott contested olection case, but
was voted down nnd consideration of tbo
Territorial bill was resumed.
Eiftccn-mlnuto discussion on the Terri
torial bill continued, it being desired by
3Ir. Springer to obtain a voto this after
noon. Tlio Dependent I'anMon Kill.
Judgo H. W. I'orktus of Kansas, who Is
looked upon ns a dark liorso tor tho Speaker
ship, and w hoso friends have already started a
boom In that direction, said to a ClUTio re
porter lost evening that tho Dcpendeut Ten
don bill would not In Its regular order bo
reached this session, and that It would bo safo
to bet that It will dlo on tho 'calendar becauso
no 0110 will bo recognized to call It up and an
objection will prevent Its consideration by
unanimous consent, so tho Bipondcut X'enslon
bill Is doomed for this Congrcbi
Tho JJnvnl Appropriation III11.
The Naval Appropriation bill wa finished
yesterday by tho Ilousa Cotnmlttco n Naval
Affairs. It carries on appropriation ot $20,
000,000. It provides $1,500,000 for an armed
steel monitor on tbo plan of Iteprcsontatlvo
Thomas; also $450,000 for a cruiser on tho plans
of tho Vesuvlus.wlth pneumatic dvnamtto nuns:
$025,000 Is provided to complnto this gun plant
at tho Navy Yard this city: 15,000 for laying
o track Into tho Navy Yard uud $35,000.foru
stcum tug aro also provided.
Tho Zoological I'nrlt.
Tho Sonatc Committee on Public Buildings
and Grounds lias favorably reportiid Mr. Mor
rill's two amendments to tho Sundry Civil bill
providing 200,000 for a zoological park and
forming tho Secretary of tho Treasury, tho
Postmaster-General and tho Sccictary'of tho
Interior a commission to buy tho snuaro
bounded by E and F, and Eighth and Ninth
streets Cor tbo location of the Washington Ctly
Ufo-Snvlng Servlco Pension.
Hon. Archlo Illlsa of New York, chairman
of tho Commlttco on l'euslous, said to a
Cnmo reporter last evening that ho would
call up at tho first opportunity his substltuto
for Ilucbanan's bill to pension all persons In
tlio life-saving servlco who becomo maimed
for llfo wbllo In tho discharge of their duties,
and to pension tho widows and orphans of
those who loso their lives. A unanimous re
port was uiado In favor of tho bill., Mr. llllss
said ho would also try and secure tho passago
of bis Mexican Pension bill.
A Ileal lllR to tho "Wool Men.
Tbo Scnato Committee op Financo gavo a
hearing this morning to the leprcscntatlvcs of
tho wool growers and tbo representatives of
tho wool manufacturers. Hon. Columbus
Delano spoko on behalf ot tho former, and
Win. Whitman, president of tlio Wool Manu
facturers' Association, for tlio latter. Tho
hearing was long and exhaustive.
Governor Uovoj'h Iteslgnatlon.
A communication from ox-Governor Gray of
Indiana was laid beforo tho House to-day,
stating that on tho 12th Instant tho resigna
tion of A. 1. Hovey as a Hoprcsontatlvo fiom
tho First Indiana Congressional District was
received and accepted. Laid on tablo. Con
sideration of tho Territorial bills was then
Tho Acn of Consent.
Tho conferees of the House and Senate Dis
trict Committees hold a meatlug this morning
to consider tbo differences on tho bill to limit
the ago of consent of youug girls In tho Dis
trict. Tho House made the ago 14, tho Scn
Will Collect Indemnity.
Tho Select Committee on Commerco has di
rected a favorable report on tho Houso resolu
tion for tho relief of tho Venezuela Steam
Transportation Compauy, by rcifson ot tho
forclhlo solzuro and deteutlon by tbo Venezue
lan Government In 1871.
Tho I.oglon or Honor.
Tho Scnato Committeo on Commerce has di
rected a favorablo report on tho bill to allow
Capsaln G. S. Anderson, Sixth Cavalry, to re
ceive fiom tho Flench Government tho deco
ration of the legion of honor, Judgo CMnman
will mako tho minority report on this bill.
Tho Admission f Utuh,
Delegate Cain of Utah to-day llnlshed his
argument In favor ot tho admission of Utah
beforo tho Houso Commlttco on Territories,
nnd was followed by Delegato Dubois ot Idaho,
who vigorously opposed It.
Nominations to hu Continued.
Tho Scnato Committeo on Commorce at lis
meeting this morning ordered favorablo re
ports on thn nominations to places In tho Ma
rina Hospital eorvlco sent to tho Senate recently
by tbo President.
'ror)or I'oHoll'n Ileport.
Professor I'owoll of thn Geological Survey
mado an interesting statcmout to-day beforo
tho Houso Commtttoo on I'ubllo Lands, In
favor of his scheme to (rrlgato th arid Wost
Tlio Pnnnmn Itenoliitlnim,
Tho House Committeo on Foreign Affairs
to-day referred tbo l'anama resolution to a
subcommittee to iciioit It back to the full
committeo ou Saturday.
Tlio Scnato Fluanco Commlttco to-day gavo
a hearing to reincsoiiUtlves of tlio enroot in
teiestswho will answer tho woo) men whom
tlio committee heard last Saturday.
Hon. Georgo D, WUo bos solved Mr. Ed
muud Waddoll, Jr., his answer to Waddell's
notice of contest In tho Congressional election
In tho Third district. Ho not only deules all
of Waddoll's allegations, but proposes to dlq
puw every voto vast for Wiuldcll in a)l tho.
orcclucts ot Jackson (tho colored ward,) It
tends to contest his ground Inch by Inch.
l'rofcssor A. O. Hell and William Godwin
Moody of Itiooklyu will be glvetl a hearing
by tho Scnato Census Committee on Friday
next. Professor Hell desires to Mtbmlt a few
temarks In behalf of Iho dependent and defec
tive classes, tbo deaf, dumb and blind. Mr.
Moody wishes thacomtnltlco to provldo for
tho enumeration of tho unemployed,
Tho British Extradition Ttcvty has been
madn a special order In secret session In tho
Scnato for Tuesday, January 21).
I'rollmlnary charges liavo been filed with
tho House Judiciary Committeo for Impoach
uiont proceedings against Judgo Barnes of
Tombstone, Arizona. It Is altered that Judgo
llarncs committed to Jail a nowspipcr editor
whom he had sentenced for contempt of
bis (Dames') com t, and that tho contempt
consisted of tho publication of facts In rela
tion to legal advertising which tho court had
Tho Scnato has confirmed tho nominations
of Captain Scott and Lieutenant Hay to bo
Commissaries ot Subsistence.
It Is stated that tbo confirmation of tho
nomination of General Newberry to Ira post
master at Chicago made by tho Senato yester
day was mado at tho request of tho Senators
from Illinois, with thu understanding that
General Newberry will lcslgu his ofllco
The Senato Claims Commlttco has Instructed
Senator Hoar to draft a bill for tho restoration
of all church propel ty destroyed during tho war.
Tho coufcrrecs on tho Inter-Stalo Commerco
bill will bold a meeting Saturday noxt.
LATK DEl'AKTMENT NEWS.
Naval Constructor Samuel II. Pook
was to-day placed on tho retired list with
thu relatlvo rank of captain. Tills ad
vances Chlof Constructor Wilson to tho
head of tho list of naval constructors;
will promote Naval Constructor Philip
Htchbornc to tlio relative rank of cap
tain, nnd Assistant Naval Constructor
Stcolo to bo a naval constructor with tho
rank of commander.
Tho Frcsldcnt has appointed Fay Kll
bourn, son of Lieutenant ICilhourn, U.
S. A., a cadet at tho Naval Academy on
tho request of ex-Senator Thurman. This
is one of tho few requests mado by Mr.
Thurman of this Administration.
Contractor Qunckcnbush and Engineer
Clnrk this morning wero before tlio Mili
tary Court of Inquiry appointed to in
vestigate tho aqueduct scandal, and Sir.
Qunckcnbush testified that tho first in
formation ho had that tho Qovcrnmcnt
inspectors wcro carried on the pay rolls
tinder assumod names was wlieu Sir.
Palmer Informed him. Ho thon told
his attorney, Sir. It. Itoss Perry, who
instructed him to acquaint Senator Ed
murids with that fact, which ho did,
Tho United States stcamor Atlanta will
probably bo ready to sail on Saturday.
Sho will be sent to join Admiral Luco at
I lay ti, nnd from there sho may be sent to
Boud offerings amounted to-day to
$111,000 as follows: 4s, $10,000, coupons,
nt 127; $20,000. registered, at 127; 4s,
registered, &50.000, at 100 j, and $1,000,
The Secretary of tho Treasury to-day
appointed tho following storokcopors
nnd gangers: Samuel H. Gray, Berry,
Harrison County, Ky.; Thomas F.
Moran, Cincinnati, Ohio, nnd Thomas P.
Williams, Amherst County, Va.
The Armv Retiring Board nnnolntcd to
examine .Tudgo-Advocato-General Swaim
for retirement mot this morning In room
02, north corridor of tho War Depart
ment. ,3ijncrul Swaim was present for
examination. Tho board went into ex
ecutive- kttftildfllaPnoon. Thoy will moot
again to-morrow nftornoou.
Ten days having olnpsed the bills
granting a ponsiou to Emma F. Head,
Carter W. Tiller and William E. Pronco
havo becomo laws without tho approval of
A board of olllcors, composed of Lieutenant-Colonel
Colonel Card and Captain Itotlgcrs will
meet soon nt tho Quartermaster-General's
ollico to cxamino applicants for tlio posi
tion of superintendent ot a national cem
etery. Tho President has accoptod tho resig
nation of Lieutenant James S. Jouctt,
Tlio report of tho Governor of Alaska
has been received by tho Secretary of tho
Interior. Tho Governor repeats his
charge of last year against tho Alaska
Seal Commercial Company.
Bids will bo opened to-morrow nt tho
Ordinance Bureau War Department for
the supply of 12-inch stcol guns.
Tho Picsident sont to tho Scunte to-day
tho nomination Of John Furrington of
Slinnesotn, to bo Collector of Customs
for tho District of Minnesota.
TUE 1HST1UCT GOYEUNMEXT.
Assistant Attornoy Davis In a roport to
tho Commissioners in tho caso of E. L.
Johnson, says: "Whothor in this particu
lar rase tho licenao should bo granted or
refused does not, in my judgment, do
pond so much upon thy meaning and ex
tent of tho regulations as upon tho sound
discretion of tho Commissioners in viow
of all tho facts and circumstances.
Accordingly it is a caso upon which ad
vloo from this ollico as to the issuance or
withholding of thu license would bo
giatuitous and mooding tbo pcrogativo of
tho Commissioners, to whom alono Is
committed tho discretion to be exercised
in the premises."
Another complaint has como from tbo
neighborhood of Twentieth nnd E and
F streets, about tho alleged filthy condi
tion of tho streets, caused by tho horses
and tho stables of tho Hordio Company.
Sir. F. SI. Gunnoll, who makes tho com
plaint, states that tho stroots aro kept in
an unsanitary condition and the gallop
ing of horses by tho colored boys Is a
uroat nuisance. Tho superintendent of
street and nlloy cioaning wioto Sl,r. Gun
noll that no more nuisanco exists by tho
cioaning of horses at this poiut than if
tho horses wero hitched to the coaches at
tho company's stables, Tho Commis
sioners havo replied that measures havo
been taken to abate tho nuisauce.
Tho Commissioners havo gumtcd a
permit to tho AVomon's Slutual Insuranco
and Accident Association to do busi
ness In this District.
Tho Okies of M'lishlncton.
"ithaJow" In the Coui Up Journal,
Ono ot tho roost attiacttvo things about
Washington Is Its deep-blue sky on a clear
day, Ono ot the most bcuutlful sights I know
Is from a terrace ot tlio Capitol, looking west,
as night comes on, Tho deep blua ot tho tky
tukes the tints of tho slnklug sun, then fades
into a pure gray that soems to enfold and dis
solve tho gray shaft uf tho Washington-menu-ment
ULtU It is no longer visible. I havo
often observed this singular and beautiful
The Gifts at Tlirvo Kinprcssos,
In tho month of December, at a sale for
chiirltablo pmposcs in llerllu, the crowd gatti
cred thickly around a snail tablo, on which a
tow articles woro exhibited which seemed to
possess a strange fascination for tho sneetotors.
One was a photograph Inscribed with a bold,
elegant tlgnattiro: "Augusta-lmporatrlx ot
lteuenla;" unothes, a small water-color laud
bcape, with tho simple namo "Victoria," and
six little kulttod uuo)erthirtK with no uuto
(jrai'h attached. Thoy woro tho characteristic
coutrthuttous ot tho three impresses!
Is nviry spicy document and Mr. Wlso
tho OIK or Stllsnn lltitchlnn tn tho City
of AVntlilugton Unveiled with Simple
Ceremonies A Description of Iho
Tl;o pall of rain clouds that enveloped
tho city th It) morning yielded ns if to tho
general desiro of tlio peoplo and drew
aside to let In tho stinshino on the quiet
unveiling of tho beautiful Btatue of
Benjamin Frauklin, erected at thu inter
section of D and Tenth streets with
Pennsylvania avenue, by Stilson Hutch
Ins, esq., lato proprietor of tho Washing
To-d.iy is tho 183d anniversary of
Franklin's birth, nnd in conformity witli
his simple lifo nnd habits, nnd in keep
ing with tho expressed wish of tho donor,
tho following simple ceremony was en
acted: At 10 o'clock precisely, In prosonco
of a great throng of peoplo, Sirs. SI. W.
Emory, the widow of tho lato General
Emory, who is tho great granddaughter
ot Franklin, hur maiden namo being
Baclic, pulled tho cord holding tho hugo
American flag enveloping tho statue, nnd
the beautiful work of art was ushcied
into the sight of tho American people,
whom tho great original loved nnd scrvod
Sirs, Emory was accompanied by her
two daughtors and her nephew, General
Dumnn S. Walker, all of them great-grand-children
of tho illustiiotis Com
moner. The statuo Is of Carrara marble, eight
feet and six inches high, and stands'
upon a grnnito pedestal, eleven feet two
inches above thu street level. The right
hand is haif lifted. Tho left holds a roll
of manuscript partly opened. At tho foot
aro strewn books, one of them opened,
loaning against the right foot.
Tho statue wolghs two tons, and was
cut from a block weighing cloven tons.
It is the design and workmanship of tho
artist. Ernst ITassman, wlio designed tlio
Franklin statuo now in Printing House
Squnro, Now York.
ho pedestal was designed nnd built
by J. F. Slanning of this city, who has
an enviable reputation as an artist in
Tlio main plinth of tho pedestal Is
four-sided, and on each face is one of tho
following words: "PuiNTcn, Philoso
mum, Patihot, FiiiLANTiinormsT."
On tho 60uth sldo, under tho baso of the
statue, is tho namo "Fhankun." A
bronze plato recording tho ditto of erec
tion nnd tho names of tho artists and
Commissioners of tlio District lsunk
into ono corner of tho baso.
Tho cpst of this, work of art is closo on
$12,000, and tho donor's munlllccnco en
ables tho peoplo of AVashington to boast
of tho 'possession of tho finest likeness of
tho Illustrious Franklin extant.
PK0FESS0R OEFFCKEN CONFESSES.
no IIollovcs Tlmt lio lias Violated a
Bum., Jan. 17. Tlio Goffckon in
dictment Btates that Professor Gcffckon
ooufgscd tat Iw believed that Emperor
Frcdorlck wo'ufcrnot havo givon him tho
dinry.bad he thought it would bo pub
lished. Professor Geffckcn mado extracts from
tho dihry for ilia own use, novor think
ing that tlio Emperor would dio beforo
. 1 1 i .
ThoJ Inauguration Commlttco yesterday
gavo James II, Green tho contract for 8,000
hat boxes for tho ball, for 71 cents each.
Mr. Mareau has been given tho contract for
wlrlnc'.tho Tension OfUco for electric lights.
Proofs of the ball souvcnlor havo been re
ceived from llallcy, Hanks and Diddle, tho
cngravers.-but thoy wcro not satisfactory, and
wcro sent back to b6 re-ongraved.
Tho '.Harrison ami Morton Club of Norfolk
and Portsmouth, Virginia, havo applied for a
placo In lino for about 500 mcmbcis.
l)au(el Amnion of Ammcudalo, Maryland,
has tendered tbo commttts a carriage formerly
ownod.by General Grant for tho Inauguration.
Irrigating "Western I.iindn.
Representative. Syines of Colorado appeared
before tho Houso Appropilatlons Commlttco
this morning and made an argument In favor
of Professor Powell's sebemo for irrigating
tho arid lauds of the West, Kcpresoutatlvo
llcldou of New York mado an argument lu
favor of an appioprlatlon of $94,000 to pro
viiit obstructive and Injurious deposits In tho
harbor of Now York.
Grand Jury Indictments,
Tho Grand Jury to-day Indicted: James Orr,
cmbcaicmcut; James Gray, alias James
Dixon,' laiccny from tho person; Charles Car
pcnterlarcouy frpm tho person.
Frank Yi Adams, robbing tho malls. Georgo
Ilecd, robbery, Taylor Carey, murder of his
brother Isaac Cary, December 8. Thoy ig
nore charges against Charles Walter, false
Funeral or nn Old Correspondent,
All "Newspaper ltow" went to 11. L.
White's funeral, at tho Church of Our Father,
tlds afternoon. Tho church was decorated,
and tho lloial displays sent by tho many
mends of tlio ueau man wcro especially nana
Tho scivlca was conducted by tho llov.
Alexander Kent, and tho pall-beaicrs wcro all
nowspsper men. They wcro Genoral II, V.
DoyntOD, M. 0. Seckendorf, E. C. Howland,
S. V. Clark, General It. I). Mussoy, Georgo
Martin, Major Powell, W. E. Curtis and V.
The Interment was in tho Congressional
Cemetery, ou tho bank of tho Anacostla Itlvor,
with a simple servlco by Dr. Kent, and tho
falling clous of damp earth rattled "30," the
end of a busy llfo.
Training n llulldng.
A bard-looking citizen, with a ferocious
whl(o bulldog attached to a chain, attracted a
good deal of attention on tho front cud of a
Fort street car yestorday afternoon. Tho
dog's legs and body wcro covered with an inch
of mud, and, as ha trotted alongsldo tho
moving car, tugging at his chain, It took all
the owhci's strength to hold htm.
"Wheroaro you going with tbo dngt" was
"Nowhere," replied tho man; "only work
"(lot a match for him 1"
"Yes; conies oft next Saturday night in
Dolray, Ho's In pretty good shano and I gtioss
he's a winner, A stieet car Is tho best placo
in the world to work a dog on. If you run
him undor a buggy his tlnoat gets full of
mud from tho horse's feet. A trcad-mlll Is no
mo, because It won les tho heart out ot him.
Hut a street car takes the cake, und especi
ally this lino, becauso you can rldo twelvo
miles for a nickel, A man can reduce a dog
at tho lato of three pounds a day by running
him alongside ot a stieet car." Detroit Free
A Mouse Asleop llonoutli Unity's Chin,
"I went to my chamber ono evening lately
and turned up tho light, which was burning
dimly, and I thought 1 saw something dark
under little Daisy's chin. And ou going
nearer a littles mouse sprang from thoro and
away like a IUbIi, He was certaluly taking a
warm, cosy uaji undor hor pink llttlo chin.
Sho had been eating oyster crttekcrs lu bed
(tho nauehty glrll, which accounted for tho
I attraction under her chn.",,A Mother" In
' 11 os ton Transcript,
HECIiAlMlXU THE IIKI1 MAN.
Annual Meeting of tho Ilnnnt of Indian
Tho oiphtconth annual convention of
tho Board of Indian Commlsslonois was
begun at tlio Itiggs Houso this morning.
General Cilnton B. Fisk was not present,
having to bo absent on account of the
death of a friend, and Dr. John Charlton
presided. Dr. Slltchcll, ft missionary
minister, acted as secretary, llov. O. L.
Boyd, tho recording secretary of tho
Homo SIl8slon of tho ,1'rcsbyterlan
Church, mado an address, rovlowing tho
work nmong the Alnskan Indians.
Dr. SI. L. Strlhy reported 'tho work of
tho American Sllssion Socloty, and Bov.
Dr. Swinetch of thu Slornvidn Missionary
Society mado an address, lujllng of the
work of that society among the Estiul
incaux of Alaska. r I
Bishop AValkcr of tlio Diocese of North
Dakotn, in whoso dioccso. are a great
many Indians, mado an address tn which
ho told how much tlio missionary work
among the Indians lias already donu.
llov. Dr. Green of tho Methodist Sllssion
nry Society ronortcd tho years' work of
that society, and thon SllssJ'Ictclier. the
Government agent for tiio4 allotmont of
lnnda in severalty to tho AA'iniiebngo
Indians, told of her experiences in that
won: and tier ideas ot wuat suouiit uo
done for their further advancement.
llov. Dr. -Oliiltls. ono of tlio United
States Utu Commission, was called on nnd
recounted his Inborn among that tribe and
tho elforts of tlio Commission to effect
tho removal of that trlbo from their
firc&cnt reservation to another tribo as
nrgo in Utah.
Dr. Childs thought that the sovcralty
system of tlio allotment of land to In
dians was a failure, becauso tho Indians
leased their lands to Sloxlcaus and re
fused to work thomsclves.
"Tho Indians won't work," said tho
sneaker. "As ntt Indian said once,
'Horse work, God don't woik, whlto
man work, Indian don't' work.' "
Dr. Childs answered a great many
questions that mombcis of tho board,
who ovidently doubted that the treaty
Sir. Childs urged would bo to tho bene
fit of tito Indians, asked, and then Hov.
Dr. Church told of tho wofkof tho Sloth
odist Episcopal Church among tho In
dians. A half a hundred ladies woio present,
and at 1 o'clock tho board adjourned
until 2 o'clock, when moro reports will
A UKISIS AT PANAMA. s;:
Consul Adiinison 1'curn Trouble Amonc
tho Dlftchurcod Cuiml I.ubororH.
The President -submitted to Congress
lato yesterday ovenlng corrcsppndcnco
from tho Stnto Department relating to
affairs in Panama, Consul-General Adam
sou at that point writes that work has
been susponded ou tho Panama Canal,
that a crisis is imponding and fears aio
apprehended of trouble among the dis
charged laborers. ,
Tho Colombian Government has noti
fied tho various local consuls that order
will bo maintained at any cbst, and sug
gests that each consul send his country
men home. Secrclarv Bayard thorefoto
asks Congress for an appropriation to
bring nway tlio American citizens uow
in Panama. IIo calls attention to the
trcatv of tlio United States with New
Grenada of 1840, by which this Govern
ment Is bound to prescrvo ordor at tho
THE M0UT0X APAKTMKNTS.
Tho Vlco-riciililont-Uloct ftNetir Neigh
bor ot Mr. Illiitue.
Vico-PrcsIdcnt-clcct Slortbn and Sirs.
Morton loft New York tills .morning on
tho limited for AVashington. Thoy
have taken rooms in tho Nbrmandlo, at
tho corner of Fiftcontli ahd I sticcts
northwest, whoro the Blnina family has
apartmonts. Sir. and Mis. Morton havo
taken three rooms on tho second stoiy
of tho flat on the Fifteenth street side,
adjoining thoso occupied by tho Blnincs.
Tho rooms woro furnished only this
morning and tho decorators will barely
havo tlmo to complete tbolr work beforo
Sir. and Sirs. Slortou arrive. Besides
tho three rooms mentioned a small
privato dining-room has been reserved
for them, mnking four looms altogether.
They aro all ou thu samo corridor as tho
An Anto-N'uptlnl Contract.
New Yoitic, Jan. 17. B.iion Clement Zed
litz, an ofllccr In tho Gciman army, who
served under Emperor William II., Is shortly
to marry Miss Cornelia Carnochau ltooseclt
of this city, ami on that account ho appoaicd
beforo Justlco O'llrleu In tho Supremo Court
yesterday. The )ouug lady's niojhcr accepted
tho ll.il oil's odor of marriage (in thopattot
her daughter ou condition that lio enter into
au autu-miptial agncmciit to suirender any
claim to his wife's fortune which tho laws of
Germany inle;bt clvo him
Tho l'lro Apparatus
Ciadb, N. Y., Jau. 17. Flro was discovered
at 'J. ISO this morning In tha building owned by
Honry Lanstcr, aud owing to tho breaking
down of the flro apparatus, tho 'lames spiead
unchecked to tbo buildings occupied by
White's grocery, Flyun's meat in.irketand a
tenement house ou ned bj A. Q. Lux, which
wcro destroyed. Total loss $15,000; partially
A Cnttlo Klnc Dangerously AVuumlod.
Wichita, Kan., Jan 17. Zack Stulhall, ono
of the cattlo kings ot thu Territory, was shot
and daugcrously wouuded last ecnln just
south of Anthony, by A. Landers. Stulhall
hid Landers arrested by thoj ynlted States
authorities a short time ago for stealing fifty
bead ot cattle, and tho shooting was In ro
vengo. Landers Is umlcrai rest.
Anothor Man Who AVroto It.
New York, Jan. 17. The Jlemlil's Los
Ancoles special says that Francis (1. llaloy of
Pomona, formerly of Now York, was tho
author ot tho Murchlsou letter. Tho object
ot tho rcceut announcement that Osgoodby
wroto tho letter was to divert public atten
tion from Haley.
Ileal l'ntuti) Transfers.
Mary A Troudwcll ot al. to Amelia A. Card
nor, :K, right and Interest In real estate owned
by Maicellus Gardner, docoasej.
Charles 1). Purvis to William II, .Mouoguc,
$10, parts lots l'Jl aud 13, Hcill's Addition to
Sarah F, Hewitt to Louisa K. Hill $10, pait
lot 0 uud srmaro 103,
Tho l'rliico or nlcs.
Tho health of tho Pilnco of Vaa Is giving
occaslou for some anxiety to hji friends. Its
outward and visible sign is an access ot Irrita
bility, which Is rather trying, thq moro so. be
causo his entourage havo not been acclima
tized to such a tcuipcraturo, Tho l'rluco has
not spared his constitution and naturu seldom
neglects to tai;o nor revougo, iwu wall
- -- -
Unelo Hum and Mian Canada,'
Fiom the lWatlilphla lifconl,
"What's your fortuno, my pretty uialdj"
'-My debts aro myfoituue, kind sir," sho
"Then I can't annox you, my pretty uiald."
"Nobody asked )ou, sir," sho said,
Tho doadly parallel tho dqublo-barrolod
shotgun, (.IJurllugiou Fico l'ivss.
WILL HE BE CONFIRMED?
WJHlll'B NdMINATION IICfOKK
A DcIf'C'itlnti of I.liUor Men Who
Wanted Another Mini for Cnitinilnsloiuir
Calls Upon thorresldeiit,Who lleumlnod
The question of Sir. AVobb's confirma
tion by tho Senate is now tlio all-ubsorb-lug
topic of conversation not only at tho
District Building, but In all moicantllo
and business centoru throughout tlio city,
tho universal scutlmotit being lu favor of
tho retention of Sir. AVobb In vlow of
his valuable servlco to the District.
, The Only clement that has so far
shown any decided signs of opposition to
Sir. AVobb is that lcpresented by tho
liquor dealers, as Sir. AVobb's strlngoncy
In regard to tho ilquor laws has not boon
sucluis to secmu their fworor their de
siro for a sccbiul term of his administra
tion. A delegation of liquor dealers nnd
others called ou Sir. Cleveland on tlio
Saturday preceding tho expiration of Sir.
AVobb's term in advocacy of tho claims
of John II. Crane for Commissioner.
Sir. Clovclnnd, after listening to their
arguments for Sir Crane and against Sir.
Avebb, stated that hu could not consider
the nnme of any outside applicant for
the place, if Sir. 'Webb would accept a
Tho present board, ho said, had givon
tho greatest satisfaction to thu citizens of
thu District, nnd although there had been
difficulties and aunoyauccs incident to
their lulminlstiation, ho novoithcless con
sidered it as so far superior to any Hint
could bo secured by the appointment of
now mon to tliooflleotlint lie would cor
tnlnly lcuominate Sir. AVebb as his own
successor. Tlio President continued:
"Although charges of nn annoying nnd
disngrcenbio kind havo been brought
against tlio piosent Hoard ot Commis
sioners In regard to tho admin
istration of local affairs, and
especially in tho purchases of
school slto', I still feel tho greatest
confidenco In Jtho honesty and integrity
of tho present Incumbents ns regards
their intention to servo tho best interests
of tho citizens of the District."
Sir. Clovclnnd nlso expressed tho
greatest satisfaction with tho servlco of
Sir. AVheatloy, whoso reappointment,
however is out of his power.
Comment on tho Wheat Crop,
Ciiioaoo, Jan. 7. Daily lliuincti pub
lished a letter fron J. It. Dodge, crop statis
tician of iho Dopartthcnt of Acriculturo. In
ferring to.bls cStlmato ot 41 l,bC3,000 bushels
as theaggiegato ot tho Elicit crop of 188S,
plvcu in tho December crop bulletin, Mr.
Dodgosajs that It represents tho quantity of
tho crop in measured bushols without regard
to quality. If reduced to bushels of sixty
pounds, It would rcprosent loss than 100,000,
(100 bushels. Tho weight will bo estimated as
usual In March from "records of welshing, by
millers, from tho commercial Inspection
records and results of other Investigations.
Tho cstimato of 1,087, 700,000 bushels for tho
corn crop, ho sajs, "represents not merchant
able corn, but tlio acirrciruto nuantltv nro-
duccd In tho Atlantic States
. . ... ... . . " . f. . .r .
propoitlon of soft coruJs Iarg4
and Its valuo
A Compromise rrntinplc,
Hzvr Ybiiii, Jan. 17. Tho Hun's Ihdlanapo-
llsspoclal says, '-'(icticml Harrison sent td'
Now York on Cabinet business a man who Is
said to bo a comparative stiungcrto Kastcrn
politicians and llttlo known, even by nnme,
outside of Indiana. Ills trip Is connected
with tlio bolccllou ot a Now York man for tho
Cabinet. Ho will step off at Buffalo and lslt
Mr. Aloxandcr, tho young lawyer who acted
as Oeucial llarrlspu's privato secretary dur
ing tho c.imp.iln. Mr, Alexander may ac
company him to Now York and aid him in bis
mission. Politicians hero think tho Piatt and
Sillier contest will ond lu a compromlso on a
thlidman. Cornelius N. Bliss Is most named
for tho contingency."
Another I'lcht With thd O) Mormon.
11 iLTiMourj, Jan. 17. Another light between
tho police steamer McLano and tho oyster pi
rates, at tho mouth of the Chester river, took
piacu on mcbuay nigui. xno .uoi.ano lounu
a number of pliates ougaged iu dredging tha
otstorbeds. When ordered to surrender tho
pirates opened tiro upon tho McLano. After
an cugageinciit of two houis tbo pliates wcro
routed with considerable dimago to their craft
and sovcral men wounded. Tho schooner
Hubert (J. McAllister, captured In a previous
battle, has becu confiscated and ordered sold.
Tlio Cranberry flronom,
Tnr.MOV, N. J., Jan, 17, Tho nliictconth
annual session ot tho American Cranberry
Growers' Association was held yesterday. Tho
followinc officers Svero elected: President, Dr.
J, A. Uiakeloy of lloidonlowu; llrst vlco
piosldent, Hon. Monroe lludu, Pembcrton;
second vice-president, C. L. Ilolmaii, Lako
wood; secretary and treasurer, A.J. Hlder,
Tienton. ltepresoutatlvcs Now .lorsoy Hoard
of Agriculture, Dr J. A. Hrakcley, llordcn
town; A. J. llldcr, Trenton,
Accounts in it Had Wny,
PnoviuENCK, It. L, Jan. 1,7. Tho books and
accounts ot Samuel W. Clarke, tho dlrcllct
clork ot tho Fourth DlstilctCotirj, havo at last
beeu delivered to tho Stato Auditor. Tlio cash
accounts of receipts and disbursements lu
Stato cases aro mining and there Is not a com
plete record to show what tbo ox-clerk did
with tho money received. The Attornoj.Gen
cralwill proceed against Claik's surety. Thu
Warwick town attornoy will try to collect
what may be duo tho the town from Claiko.
rircd-Upou by Moonshiners,
New Yonic, Jau. 17. 'Iho World's. Char-
lotto (N. O.) special says that ou Tuesday
night a party of icveuuo officers roturnlng
fiom a raid on illicit stills In tho North Caro
lina Mountains, ucio llied ou from ambush
by mooushluois. Sevcial men wcro wouuded
uiid a prisoner was rescued. Tho actlWty dis
placed by moonshiners lately leads to the be
lle! that ltcdmau's old gaug has been organ
ized. ICastward rtnlir Shipments.
CmcAuo, Jan, 17. Tho oast bound ship
ments of Hour, grain and piovlslons by tho
lines In the Central Traffic Association last
wctk aseregated 10,577 tons, against 7-i,'M
for tho previous week. Iho Vaiidcrbilt Hues
carried J9.r percent, of tho total tonnage;
tha Pennsylvania lines 'HA per cent; Grand
Trunk, 17.0; llaltlmorc A. Ohio, lU.'J; Dig
Four, 1 per cent.
Died nt it Halo Old Ago.
Wakuj'igi.i), Mass., Jau. 17. Mm. Clarissa
Cox died this morning, aged 101 years, 3
mouths and U days, She was born lu Wake
Hold Uctober 0, 1787, her maiden, namo being
Wuodsur. Sho wasmairled to llctijamlu Cox,
who died sixteen )c:us ago, at tho ago ot 00.
Sho had eleven children, seven ot whom aro
now living, Sho had novor been 111 sluco sho
was 17 years old.
I.lltlii Loft 1'rimi tho Wrook.
IIostos, Jan. 17. Justin Whtttlor it Co.,
leather and blacking dealers, 18 High street,
havogono into insolvency and liavo mado a
compromise offer ot twelve aud a half cents.
111 mlly, tlio Catcher, Shot,
Dallas, Tex., Jan. 17. M. J. llradloy, tho
baseball catcher, was shot dead yestoiday by
Tom Angus, a luckmau, hi a nuarel over a
woman of bad reputn.
Kdnlii llooth'it Slhltn- Dead,
New Youk, Jan, 17. Mlsi llosallo Ami
lloolh, sister ot Kdwln booth, died Tuesday
lilgtit of raral)els, at tho ago ot 05 jcare.
A Ilcnvy Snow
I'nllliiB ThroitBhnul Ia-
Sr. Paui-, Minn., Jan. 17. At last tho
Northwest is experiencing thu sovoro
weather of which a namplo was fur
nished last week. A Heavy snow has
fallen throughout Dakota and Minnesota
nnd strong winds to-night aro drifting it
badly, so that thoro will bo bad delays
In all kinds ot transportation. At Sioux
Falls, Dak,, thu storm look tho form of
rain, wllilo elsowhero It snowed. Grand
Forks report!) a "Now York bllzard"
with snow n foot deep, and It ranges
from a folv inches up to fifteen or twenty
inches. In this city thu bnromuter was
tho lowest over known, being 20.08 at 7
o'clock, and Indicated tho approach of n,
cyolono, but tho dreaded visitor has not
yet appeared. At Dtiluth tho barometer
was lower, being liS.OU. AVatertown,
Dak., tcportod temperature at zero,
which is tho lowest, out to-night it is
A FALSE KIUEX1).
Cnuio of it Itecnilt
iOhiibo City, Kim.
Osage City, IC.n .Inn. 17. Gcncrol
J. It. SIcConnell, a lending lawyer and
prominent member of tho G. A. 11., was
shot and fatally wounded last night
wliilo leaving tlio lcsidcncu of tho Hon.
James SlcSInncs in the fasliionablo part
of tho city. SleSIancs did tho shooting.
IIo had returned home unexpectedly and
appeared to havo reason for believing
that tlio General had been Indulging in
imptopcr conduct with Sirs. SleSIancs.
SIcConnell received n bullet in the back
and another lu tho hip. IIo was picked
up by tho excited noighbois, who cnmo
rushlui: out at tho sound of tho tiring.
SleSIancs gavo himself up; Ho says
there- is good ground for thinking tho re
lations botwocn his wifo and tho Gen
eral have been lhigraut and loug con
tinued. Tho Florida I.eKlnlaturo.
Jacksonvim.1!, Ft., Jan. 17. A Talla
hasso special to tho Times' Union sajs: Uqv
cruor Fleming has Issued a proclamation con
vening tho Florida Leglslaturn lu special ses
sion on February 5, for tho express purpose
of passing n bill providing for a Stato board
of health, nnd also for county boards' ot
health In all counties whero It may bo neces
sary. Tho Constitution Imposes such duty ou
tho Legislature, but tho Legislature of 1877
failed to pass any bill. Tho special session
cannot continue lonecr than tweuty days,
and must confluo tbo deliberations to the sub
jects embraced In tho call.
Fortlnnd .V ltoston Itnllwny,
MoNTitiiAi., Quminc, Jan 17, Tho annual
meeting of tho Montreal, Poriland it lloston
Hallway Compauy was held yesterday when
tho following directors woro elected : Hon.
(Icorco W. Hciidcoot Morrltvlllc, A't Hon.
lliadloy S. Smalloy of llurllngton. Vt., J Cas
slo Ilattou of .Montreal, John L. Morns of
Montreal, Colouol A. O. Gllmour of Stan
brldgo Kast, Albert P. Cioss ot St. Albatil, Vt.,
and Frauds McLennan ot Moutroal. At tho
subsequent meeting of tho directors Mr.
Ilattou was elected president and Colonel
Tho Went Virginia Deadlook,
CilAiti.ESTOv, W. Va., Jan. 17, At a lato
hour last ovenlng tho Republican caucus
nominated Senator Edwin Maxwell for presi
dent. . This action moans that they liavo dc?
tc'imln'c'd to'coutlnuo tho deadlock 'until tho
cud of tho session. "'Mavwcll Is a bitter parll
uatii No. .Democrat will voto for. him under
any consideration. Ho Is also personally dls
tatcful to Carr. tho Union Labor man, and
will not rccclvo his ballot, 'lherols no possi
bility of an election or reorganisation of tho
Tho Minnesota Contest.
St. Paul, Jan. 17. Tho Republican legisla
tive caucus to nomlnato a United States
Scator for Minnesota has becu set for noxt
Thursday nleht. Mr. Washburn's friends
claims to havo fifty-six votes pledged, wbllo
Sabln It Is said w 111 havo II I ty-two votes ou the
llrst ballot and will rccelvo a majority ou tho
oecond ballot. Mr. Douuelly, howovcr, ex
pects to cairyoflthu prlzo after a ballot or
Humor About tho Old Colony.
CoNconu, N. II., Jan. 17. It is rumored
that tho Old Colony Jtallroad Is necotlatlng
with tho secret aid of tho Concord Hallroad
Company for control of tho Northern Hallroad
with a view to ultimate control of tho Con
cord I toad itself and tho establishment of an
Important consolidated sjstcm mado up of tbo
Old Colony, Fltchbuig & Cheshire L'oucoid
and Northern roads.
Tho New York Hoard or Trndo Klqctlou,
Nkw Youk, Jau. 17. Tho Now York Hoard
of Trade and Transport at Ion has olected tho
tho following officers for tho ensuing year;
Ambroso Snow, president; Gardner It, Colby,
Georgo L. Pcauand, James II. Sojmour, vlco
presidents; Daiwlu It. James, secretary, and
John C. Cook, treasuicr.
Northern l'liclilc I'lirulncs.
St. Paul, Minv., Jan. 17. Tho statement
ot tho Northern Pacific Hallroad tor tbo second
week In January shows gross earning to ho
J'j:!'J,478, as compared with $1117,700 for tho
samo week last) eur, or an Increase of $100,
700. This Is au lncreaso ot 75 per cent, lu
earnings over tho samo tlmo last year.
Prohibition lu 1'enniiylviinla.
IlAiimsiiuito, Jan. 17. A Joint caucus of
Pennsylvania Republican Senators and Rep
resentatives was held last night when It was
decided that tho proposed prohibition amend
incut to tbo Constitution shall bo passed at
onco, and that the question shall bo submitted
to tho peoplo at a special olection to bo hold
on Juno 10 next.
Tho Ohio Minors.
Coi.umiius, O., Jan. 17. Tho National Pro
gressive Union of Miners has adopted a consti
tution aud elected temporary officers. All
uiluors lu good standing In District Assembly
1!)! and tho National Federation will not bo re
quired to pay fees lu tho now organization tilt
alter aiarcu i.
Incioaso of Stock 'Wanted,
llAitrvoitu, Conn., Jan. 17. The petitions
of tho Now York, Now Haven it Hartford
Hallroad and tho Housatonlc Hallroad for an
lncreaso ot capital stock have been favorably
reported by tho railroad commissioner to tha
Legislature, and weru referred to the Com
mitteo ou Kallioads.
A Mottgucn for $:t0,000,00O,
Citviil.usTON, W. Va., Jan. 17. Tho
largest mortgago over placed on record In this
county was that ot tbo Chcsapoako ,t Ohio
Hallroad Company mado to tho Central
.Mortgago Company ot Now York aud placed
ou tho record jestcrday. It Is for $30,000,000.
A Niitlo CSrenk l'roftiisnr,
HAiiTtoitu, Conn,, Jan. 17. Professor A,
C. .cnos, I), D.,a native Greek, was last night
Installed Hosmcr Piofossor of New Tcstumont
l'.xegcsls lu tho Hartford Theological Seminar) ,
taUIng tho pobltlou vucated a joar aeo by tho
Hov. Dr. M. Itlddlo, uow of Allegheny City, Pa.
Sooral Thousand Short,
St. Cloup, Minn,, Jan, 17, John Cobb,
contractor, left six week ago, to bo gono thrco
dajs. Ho has not sluco been heard from, and
uow It Is stated that ho is owing fiom $1,000
to j!",000 lu tho place.
To Sucooi'd Ward mh Short-Stop.
Nr.w Yonl?, Jan, 17 Tho Now Yoi k Haso
ball Club has signed Wageuhurst, formerly
with tho Prluccton Collogo Club, to play short
otop la place ot AVard.
INTENT ONLY ON TRADE.
Tlin Nuplnenosn of Iho flnvernment In tho
rlnmoiin Affair llneitcn Imllgnntlnti
Over Iho Ocean In (Icrmnuy'n Head
London, Jan. 17. Tlio expressions of
American opinion In relation to Samoan
affairs, which havo been wldoly copied
ill Germany, appear to hayo oxcltcd
among tlio leading journals mid pioml
tent classes a mingled feeling of In
dignation and contempt. Certainly thu
garottes of tlio larger cities aro awaro of
tlio population and wealth of tho United
Stales; but they icgard thu country as
insignificant in it military sense ami ns'
only intent on trndo and tho develop
ment of tho unsettled poitlons of Its
1 lie idea that such a distant and un
warlike nation should daro to inteifcro
with tlio now colonial policy seems to
Germans to be audaciotiH in tho highest
degree. Naval olllcers who wish to win
laurels eutial to those which their mill
taiy brothers havo gained ou land aro
hopeful of a dilllculty with tho United
Stales, and It Is even regarded at head
quarters as rather n desirable ovent in
order to glvo expeilenco to thu crows and
suggest futttio Improvements In thu vch
scls. Tlio Germans liavo somo good ships,
well-armed, and tho men present a sultl
clently smart appcarauce, out tho latter
havo not given any proof of seaman-
ship to tho woild as yet,
1 no recalling of
iVpla, greatly dia-
couraged tiiu American traders at Samoa
anil Uerman arrogance there lias In
cicascd cnorinuiisly slnco that event. It
was, of course, interpreted as a reproof
of American weakness on tho seas and
has placed tlio group of islands virtu
ally under German control,
England hnd tho oxcusu for her with
drawal thnt flho ha3 no doslro for new
acquisitions in tlio Pacific, but they
would bo of much moro importance to
America as lying in tlio track of tlio ever
increasing commerco botween tlio Pacific
cotMt and Austialla, and it would secretly
please most Knglishmcn if tho United
States should give Gcrmnn aggressiveness
a check In that direction.
It is n common icmark thatGcrmany'ti
success on tho continent lias turned tho
heads of her rulers and that her asplra- '
tlons for domination in overy quartor of
tho globo should be combattcd either by
some power sufilcicntly stiong to givo
them a signal rcbuko or a combination of
two or more powers, though tho questions
as to who shall bell the cat Is u very del
HAS "J0IIX" HEEX
Thnt John Itnrlnyoom
Done the llunlncss.
Ni:w YonK, Jan. 17. Tho news thnt
reached this city last night of John L.
Sullivan's "sprcelng" In Boston wns tho
main topic of conversation at all tho
bgnofting-.icsorta to-night. Many, of hla
admirers seemed to uisuouevo tnq
report. James AVakoloy, ono of Sulli
van's hackers, was seen in hla
resort on Sixth nvonuo. IIo said:
"I don't tako any stock in tho nows, be
cause if it wcro true that Sullivan was
on a spreo I would havo been informed
by wiro long ago. I received a dispatch
from Sullivan to-night, in which ho says
ho villi leavo lloston for this city to
inoi row aftornoon. If lie woro drunk
ho could not havo written it tologram."
Arthur Luuiloy of tho Illustrated JVew.
Philip Lynch and Sir. Germain woro of
tho samo opinion.
A $75,000 l'lro In Oinalm.
Omaim, Nun., Jan. 17. Flro broko outlast
night In tho Stax Meyer building, corner ot
Eleventh and Farnham streets. The building,
togotber with Its contents, was entirely con
sumed, entailing a loss ot $75,000.
llocninlnir Vory Cold.
Cf.dauHai'His, Ia., Jau. 17. Tho thermom
eter has fallen thirty degrees hero In tho last
thirty-six hours, nnd It Is growing colder.
Iteports nt tho llurllngton Hallroad ollico stato
that furious northwest winds prevail all over
their lines, accompanied by light suow.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. I t
Tho Slock nnd .Money Hfiirhot.
New Youk, Jau. 17. Monoy 3 per cont.
Kxchaugo quiet; posted rates, 4bt4S9;
actual rates, 4$."i(ai4b52 for CO da) s, and
4SSi4SS2 for demand.
Governments quiet; cuircney, Cs, 110
bid; 4s, coupons, 127 bid; 4Js, do., 108J bid.
The stock markot opened with a fractional
Improvement In values, aud during the first
bait hour a moderate buying resulted tn a fur
ther advauco of 4J per cent. Toward 11
o'clock tho market became dull, aud price
wcro somewhat unsettled during tho rest of
tho morning. At noon valurrt Bhowed soma
reaction. Delaware it Hudson was tho feature,
advunclng 21 per cent, on a good buying, said
to bo for insiders. At this writing the market
1 p. iu. prlccsW. U 84J; N. If. C. 10SJ;
N. J. C, U7I: Mich., ; C. P., ; N. P., !;
do. pfd 021; III. (J., 1151; Can, l'ac., 30J; U.
Pac., 041; Mo.. 7J8; Tex., 221; S. C.Mil; D. it
II., 1311; I)., L. it W IHO'; Erie. 283; do.
pfd., til; K. it T.. 13J; L. it N.. 57J; M. it
K. 1141; N. W 10S; O. it V 031: O. it M.
3J1; P. M,, 3d; Heading. 481; K. I., 00; O.
M.,331; do. pld., 04; St. Paul, (151; do. pfd.
1052; N. it 6.. 831; S. .t AW, 51; Wab., 13;
do. pfd., 251; 11. it Q., Ill; V. D. it E., 'if
O. it T., 31.
Chicago, Jan. 17. Openlug, 0.30 a. m.
Wheat March, 071; May, 1001. Corn Feb.,
IMS; March, 35; May, 3(18302. Oats Slay,
271(c?278. Pork May, $43.20. Lard March,
R071-. May, $7,231. Short rlbs-Feb., 0.70;
Tho AVashington Stnoka.
Miscellaneous Ilonds W. it G. K. K lOSl
Masonic Hall Ass'u, 100: Wash. Market Co.,
115; Inland it Seabord Co., ; Wash. Light
Infantry, 1st, 03; Wash. Light lufantrv. 2d.
50, Wash. Gas Light Co., 1211; Wash. Gas
Natlnnal flank Stocks Hank ot Washing
ton. 305, Hank of Hopubllc, 170; Metropolitan,
"00; Cential, 200; Socond. 140: Farmers' and
Mechanics', 105; CltUous', 125; Columbia,:
Hathoad Stocks Washington and Goorgo
town, 215; Metropolitan. Ill; Columbia, 32;
Cap. A Noith O st., 371;; Anacostla, 10.
Insuranco Stocks Flremon's. 401; Franklin,
41; Metropolitan. 73; Natloual Union, 101;
Arlington, 100; Corcoran, 00; Columbia, 13;
Gormau American, 101; Potomac, 75; Hlggs, 81.
Gas and I'.lectno Light Stocks Washington
Gas, 401, Georgetown Gas, 45; U. 8. Kleetrlo
Tolephono Stocks Pennsylvania, ; Chcsi
peako it Potomac, 701. .
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Market
Co., 10; Washington DrlcK Machine Co.. 200;
National Press llrlck Co., ; Great Falls Ico
Co., 1 15; Hull Htm Panorama Co. 23; Heal
Kstato Tlllo Insurance Co., 115; Columbia
Title Insuranco Co,, 51; National Sato Do
posit Co., 300; American Graphophouo Co..
Local Weather Indications,
Cold wavo coming, Tho temperature: will
prubably tall '-U dcgiecs by U u, m, Friday,