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t --ij-vjrprrTii'T Tniii7i; tj y; ---Pi HE W&SHINGTON i TIC 21ST YEAR IS-0' G,385. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1880. PR I C 13 TWO CENTS : y-iy ..... T Ori A IN C0NGRBSST0-DAY. TIIKHENATI! OtVKS 310,000 FOUNT. VUItNON AVKNUU. Tlio Kcpiilillciinn Defeated In TJielr I'.f f.'rta toTnlio up thettnutlls-Kllintt Cnso and (ha House Considers tlio Illver mid llnruur 11111. Tlio Cotnnihslonurs of tlio District of Columbia submitted tothc Sonato today, in response to a lcsolution calling for tlio name, an estimate of tlio cost ot grading nnd regulating lloundary street from Fourth street west to North Cnpitol slreel; also nn estimate of tlio cost of widening unci extending Kloviintii street from lioundury to Jit. Pleasant. Tlio petition of citizens of Washington Territory In convention nt Ellenberg, "Wash. Tor., January 8, was presented, praying admission of that Torntory Into the Union. The Tariff hill was then taken up. Un der thu agreement the final vote upon iimcmlmcntM and the passage of tlio bill will commence at 5 o'clock this after noon. Mr. niddlcbcrgcr secured the passngo of tho bill appropriating $10,000 for the survey of Mount Vernon aventio from tlio Aqueduct brlduo to Mount Vernon. Tlio Secretary "of Stuto submitted a, leport In response to a Senate resolution upon tlinjfcxchiuigo anil ratification of cuezucllin claims. Mr. Vest presented the petition of a St. Louis dentist, who wants a bounty of $1 paia upon uvery tooth filled by den tists. In order that an Industry may be en couraged and prices reduced. IK) US II. When tho IIouso convened this morn ing a fight for tho possession of tho floor was begun bv rival Interests. Mr. Ran dall wanted tho appropriation bills to bo taken up and tho Republicans desired to discuss tiic Smalls-BUHott contested elec tion case. Tho yeas and nays wero demanded, and by a vote of 109 to 100 tho House decided to tako up tho appropriation bills. Mr. Randall stated that it was necessary to harmonize tho friends of tlio River ami Harbor and Suudry Civil bills, ami it had been agreed to take up tho River and Harbor bill to-day. Mr. Outliwalto objected to a motion to dlspenso with consideration hour, and demanded a voto bv tollorB upon it. By a voto of 148" to 18 thu IIouso do elded to tako up appropriation bills. Mr. Randall asked to pass over the Sundry Civil bill and tako up tho River and Harbor. Mr. Cheadlo objected, desiring tho con sideration of tho Pension Appropriation bill. Tho afternoon was consumed in tho consideration of tho River and Harbor bill. Tho City I'ostotllce. In tho IIouso yesterday afternoon, under tho suspension of tho rules, Mr, Dibble called up ;i tho bill appropriating $430,000 for the pur- those of tho property now occupied by the Fo- lice Court as a tlio tor a city postotllce. Couslderublo opposition was Immediately devolopcd against tlio bill, Mr. Kllgoro and Mr. Splnola leading It, supported by Mr. Ran dall. They held tho crouud that so large u sum should not bo appropriated for tho pur cbASo ot a slto, when ono could bo hud without cost by using a Govcriununt icscrvatlon. After considerable debate a voto on the pas sago ot tbo bill resulted In yeas, 109; nays. 103; but tho two-tlilrds majority necessary on ''sus pension day" was lacking and tho bill was de feated. Kcfcrenco of tho Tar I IT 11111. A rumor having cono abroad that an nt- ' tempt would bu made, when tlio Sonato Tariff bill Is reported to tbo House, to refer tho bill to tbo Appropriations Committee, 'of which Mr. Randall Is chairman, a caucus of tho Ho publican members of tho Ways nnd Moans Commltteo was held Inst night, at which tboy decided to Join with tho Democratic Members la resisting n reforenco to other than tho Ways nd Menus Commltteo. A lintel ut I'ort Washington. Tbo House Commltteo on Milltaiy Affairs haB ordered un adverso report on tho bill to allow Frederic Freuiid to erect a hotel nt Fort Washington. Tho ndversu report is accom panied by n communication from tbo En gineer of tbo Array, which states that tbo pronei ty ought to bo; retained exclusively for military purposes. Correspondence With Venozuelu, Tho President sent to tho Sonato to-day, In response to resolution of tho fith Instant, a re port of tho Secretary ot Stato touching corres pondence with Venezuela In regard to tho ex change of ratifications ot tlio Claims Conven tion of Dcccrabor 5, 1835, between tho United States and Venezuela. AGAINST SWA1M. The Retiring Hoard Jtepnrt That He Is Not Incapacitated. Tho board appointed to rctiro General Swalm, Judgo-Advocato Gcncrnl, m ado their report public to-day. As was an ticipated, tho board report that General Swaim is not incapacitated for'activo ser vice and Is thcroforo not ellglblo for re tirement. - A Conference of Uroenlmokcra, Chairman Georgo O. Jones of tlio National Commltteo of tlio Greenback party has Issued n vail for a conference of tho party leadors In this city on tbo (ith of March. In tbo address President Cleveland Is arraigned for his de parture from a policy which, it Is alleged, led to the restoration of the Democratic party to power. Mr. Jones says the couutry Is starv ing for money, nnd tpiotes numerous statistics In support of the mtseitlon, Important Notr from Ilaytl. At tho IIaytcu Consulate yestorday iicneral Correntcs displayed u cablegram which was addressed to him and duted Ptfrt-u-Frlucc, January SI. He carefully couccnled Its coil fonts nnd suld that tho telegram camo from nn ofllclnl source nnd onutnliit'd news of it most Important nnturo which would seriously Inter Zero with certain business speculations by sev eral leading Arms of this city. IniiiiBurutKin NoIch. Representative Taylor Introduced In tlio House yesterday a bill prohibiting tbe tale of intoxicants In the Pension Ulllco during tho hall. Tho Lovt P. Morton Club of New York, 150 men, will bo quartered at tbe American House dining tbo luauguratlou. At last night's meeting of tbo Fireworks Committee a sub committee was nppqlntcil to ntk tbo Executlvo Committee for more inonoy for fireworks. This will not bo grunted. A design for tho Inauguration suppor ard was accepted to day, Itopit for tlio Avaniie, Mr. Thorn of tbo Const Survey was nt tho Commissioner's ofllco to-day and offered to turn over some wire rope In his possession to the Commissioners for use on tho Avenue dur ing tbe Inaitgu'rul piuado. Tho Virginia Tux Una, Tho Supremo Court has denied tho motion of William L. Koyall, asking for nu execution against tho Stato ot Virginia, for certain costs which tho court awnrdod Royall In ouo of tbo tax coupon cases. The I'ottortt' Association. The I'otters' Manufacturing Association arc, ia tension at Wlllard's. THE DISTRICT UILIj. It Is Reported to tho Sonnlo With nn In creased Appropriation. Tho District Appropriation bill was ro ported In the Sonato to-day. As tho bill camo from the Houso It appropriated 4,043.103. As reported by tho Sonato to-day it appropriates $5,081,808. Tho principal Items of increnso nro ns follows: Work on streets Increased $402,000; repairs to puvcuiente, $140,000; permit work, $100,000; repairs to coimtv roads, 3.",000; construction, ditto, $-11, 12.1; water mains, pipes, etc., $170,000; olcctrlc Ikrkis, $10,000; school teachers' salaries, $10,800; llepnlrlng school buildings, $19,500; purchasing school buildings, 58,f00;:Motropolltiiu 1'ollco, $8,000; charities, $12,000. A commission Is provided of tlireo san itary engineers to examine tlio city's sow orago system. LATH DEPARTMENT NEWS. Tho Treasury Department has given thlrtv days' notlco to Adams Express Company of tho tcrmlhntion of tho con tract with that company for the trans portation of public moneys and securities. The President has expressed to ox Judgo Vincent of Now Mexico regret nt his romoval from tho Chief Justiceship of that Territory, nnd Attorney-General uarlatul hns moved for tlio admission ot Judge Vincent to practice before tho Supremo Court. Tho secretary of tho Corean Legation nnd suite have returned to tho city. His wife, Mrs. Clia Yun, is with her husband. Tho President to-day denied tho appli cation for pardon in tho caso of William Vosbur, convicted last Juno of larceny from tho person and sentenced to tlireo years, in the Albany penitentiary. Von bur is CO yeara old. The President nlso denied tho applica tion of Henry James of tlio Southern Dis trict of Georgia, convicted of robbjng let ters nnd scntonced last July to llvo years in the penitentiary. Tho President to-day pardoned Robert Bolin of tho Northern District of Ala bama, convicted of illicit distilling nnd sentenced to ninety days' Imprisonment. Tho United Stntes steamer Osslpco has been ordered to Asplnwnll. Tho President to-day granted tho ap plication for pnrdon in tlio caso of Cyril P. Benedict, formerly Treasury Agent of tlio Adams Express Company, who was convicted of embezzlement last March and sentenced to thrco years and a half In tho Albany Penitentiary. Among tho President's callers to-day were Representatives Martin, Nelson, Bland, Whiting and Abbott. Tho national bank notes received by th U. S. Treasurer to-day for redemp tion amounted to $323,108. -- m THE DISTRICT GOVERNMENT. The Commissioners hnvo notified tho Washington Market Company that they can mako another connection with tho water mains, on condition that they put in a suitable meter and pay for tho water at meter rates. A watcttm&lma,bccn ordered in alley in square 202. Commiasrotur AVcbb Id still confined to his house. Tho Building Inspector has Informed the Commissioners that until he is fur nished with a copy of tho subdivision records of tho Surveyor's ofllco ho will have to refuse to issuo pormits for tho erection of dwolllng houses outsido ot tho city limits. W. O. Hill applied for a permit to-day to erect sevon dwelling-houses on Fif teenth street extended. Tho Inspector had no means of telling whether tho land on which tho houses wero to bo built Mount Pleasant was rcgulnrly subdi vided and the subdivision recorded, and ho consequently refused to-grant tho per mit. THE ANNUAIj TAX SALE. Larger Sales antt Inoroimud Receipts Due to Advertising In "The Grille." Tlio annual sale of property for arrears of taxes of all kinds was begun in the of fice, of tho Collector of Taxes to-day. Tho salo was well attended nnd moro proporty was sold than during any previous year in proportion to tho amount offered. The District becomes the purchaser where Individuals fail to buy. There aro over 12,000 pieces of prop erty advertised for sale. bomo of tho purchasers wero J. C. Lang, Allen Clark, B. L. Walker, John P. Cook for T. W. Patchen. Collector Davis stated to a Ciiitiq re porter that tho advertisement of tho de linquent proporty in The Cnmu was a great help to tho District, becauso fow peoplo aro reached by tlio publication in tho pamphlet, Ilenco the increased sales. IN THE CRIMINAL COURT. Justlco Dealt Out by Jutlce Montgom ' ery's Jury, George Briscoo was found guilty of housebreaking In tho night by tho Crim inal Court to-day. Ho hud robbed tho hen-houso of Albert Wall. A verdict of acquittal was rendorcd in tho caso of Dennis McDonald, who was accused of having knocked down nnd robbed John Ryan. It appeared that they had boon out together, and that neither had much recollection of what took place boyond several interviews with tho bartender. Charles Carpenter was nlso acquitted of tho charge of larceny from thu person. F. L. Buckingham claimed that Ctarlcs had celebrated Christmas day by taking a watch from him. Thuro was not stillf clcut proof to tlx tho crhtio on tho de fendant, ns there wero others in tho restaurant at tho time. James Gray, a colored boy, was con victed of luivlmr stolen Mrs. Almlra Rot lln's satchel while she was riding in horsu-car on January -1. lima ilt Murnka'H Lust Appearance. Nnw York, Jnn. S3. It was last summer nt tho Terrace Harden that Uma dl .Mm ska was last Eeen In public In this country. Sho used to' visit frequently at that time a friend of hers, Mrs. l'ratt, whose husband Is u musician. Mrs. Prat, directed .Manager Atnbcrj's nttun-. Hon to tho poor singer, Mr. Ambon;, moved by pity, announced her appearance, uud ono July night Iltnn di Murska staggered out on thu summer stage. The bootless public turned away disgusted at tbo Wreck, "and lima did not have money enough that utictit to nay bar car ilaco faro home. Soon afterward It leaked out that she hail pawned every movable article nt her homo. Many toon know of her tcrrlblo situation utd took pity upon her, and onougli money was raised by eoutilhutious to eoud her back to T.ui ope. m i llusoliutl ut Ilrown, l'lionnEJfcii, )l, I., Jan. ua. Drown Unl voislly Baseball Assoqlatlon has Just held n must enthusiastic uirclluir, and, In a few minutes, over $1,100 was pledged for tho sup port of this year's nine. Contributions fiom other students uud from tho faculty nil! add to this amount several hundred dollars moru. Thu association voted to decllua ttlivluvltutlou to rejoin thu League this joar. MO OHIVALRIO MEN. WIIV TIII'.Y OPl'OHU SUITUAHU TOM mi; wtmr.N, Iter, Alexander Kent I'rcsentx Their Do fonse Very l'lcnsutitly llofore tho Asso ciation This fllornlnc. "Plcaso como forward, my friends, atid llll up theso front scats," Urged Miss Anthony, when slio opened tho second day's session or tho Woman Suffrage Convention in tho Congregational Church at a quill tor past ton o'clock this morn ing. The massivo oak pows woro scarce a quaitor filled and probably not a hun dred wero present when the session oponcd. "Mrs. Shattuck Is not here," an nounced Miss Anthony, "and wo will not wait for her. 1 tako pleasure In In troducing to you tho Rov. Alexnudor Kent of tho Church of Our Father, who will address you,'' Mr. Kent rend his address in n pleasant,, resonant voice nnd with par ticularly clear enunciation. "I aud my brother mon nro wrong in this inrtttor, said Mr. Kent. "I am sorry not to bco moro of my brother mon bore." Tllcro woro three bcsldo Fred., Douglass and tho reporters in tlio audi ence, "but wo avo all ot us wrong." Mr. Kent did not think that It wns selfishness that caused men to look witli disfavor on woman suffrage, but becnuso men thought that society would suffer if women gavo over tlio gentle pursuits that now ongago their attention to enter tho political arena. It is n feeling of chivaliy on ineir part ttini leans tnem to ucsiiniu to impose on their sistors tho duties of citizenship. Mr. Kent's addross was frequently ap plauded aud Miss Anthony thanked him tor it, and then she Introduced a quiet faced, plainly-dressed woman whoso manner was almost Quakerish In its sc datoncss. It was Caroline Ilallowolt Miller of Maryland nnd sho only wanted to talk five or possibly seven minutes. Mrs. Miller told how absurd it seemed to hor for men who aro iinablo to interpret or feel the liner sensibilities nnd thoughts of women to undertake to legislate and act for her. Her.address was frequently applauded and at its' close Miss Anthony also thanked her. Judgu Kelly, Roprcscntatlvo from Pennsylvania, tho father of tho House, who has been a Roprcscntatlvo longer than anyone else now in tho House, and is also tho oldest Representative, was then introduced and made a clever, earn est atldrcss. Ho said that ho llrst advocated equal rights ono 4th of July In front of Inde-1 nendoncu Hall in Philadelphia in 1811. Ho recalled Fanny Wright, tho famous old-time woman suffragist, who was so lavishly abused by pulpit and public. Judge Kelly said that ho had on every occasion -voted In thu IIouso for equal rights. Thero'aro in Kansas wholo mu nicipalities controlled by women. And a judge onco said that ho was always glad when It camo time to hold court in one of thego towns because ho had no crimi nal cascs'lo'be'lr'le'a fhcro. Judge Kelly's speech pleased tho ladles very mucIYWd was liberally applauded, and then Mrs. Harrlcttq It. Shattuck, president of tho Massachusetts Associa tion, read a paper on "The Victory in Boston." In it Mrs. Shattuck detailed tho inci dents of the recont school elections In Boston, in which .tho ticket favored by tho women was elected. Bho told how an effort to substitute for the history text book, in tiso, another which was moro favorable to tlio Catholic Church and how tho two ladies who wero elected to tho school board defoated this plan and secured tho retention of the former text book. "The election of those women meant that no offorl to force sectarianism on the public school would bo tolerated." Describing scones of tho recent elec tion in which tho women took part Mrs. Shattuck said that in every precinct tho lirst voter was a womau. Two years ago 725 women voted. At tlio Inst election 25,000 womeu regis tered, 20,000 qualified and of thebo'80 per cent, voted. WHAT MASSACHUSETTS IS LnAllNI.NO. Massachusetts, Mis. Shattuck said, is learning that sho needs her women votes for her own protection. "Massachusetts will como to be ashamed of that menu little word 'malo' in tho finnchisument clause of her constitution nnd siio will expunge it." After thu nnplauso that greeted Mrs. Shattuck's address quieted Mrs. Minor of Missouri roso and said sonic warm words in defense of tho Catholics, saying that some of tho best friends tho woman suffrage cause had. Mrs. Cougar then roso in the body of tho church and asked that Stato Senator Blue of Kansas bo called on for a speech. Tho Senator was largely instrumental in securing tho passngo of tho bill that allows women to voto In municipal elec tions, nnd his hnndsomo face was greeted with a flutter of a half hundred white handkerchiefs as he appeared on tho platform. Tho Stato Senator mndu n clover extemporaneous address, in which ho declared his unwavering fealty to tho woman suffrago cause. Ho thought that tho women's cause had been retarded In Kansas to n very great extent by tho third party women. Municipal auffrngo was given by tho Re publican party, ho said, but hi tho faco of all this tho third party women had worked atoadlly against tlio Republicans, "I have gono out of tho Loglslaturo,"tho Senator said, "and I havo gono back homo to try und cam an honest living," MHS. HKWAIih'S ADIlti:S3. Mrs. May Wright Bewail, tho president of tho Indiana Association, then deliv ered an address on "Women in tho Re cent Campaign." Mrs. Sewall started by declaring that sho was not a prohibition ist, that sho was pot in favor of u third party. Mrs. Sewall told of tho part takon in the lato Indiana campaign by women, of the visit of tho girls' elubs to tho Hairisou homo and "of tho really great work that the womon did during tho campaign. If womon would suffer loss of dignity by voting, Mrs. Sowall asked, why docs'n't sho looo in dignity in taking part in a political procession? "If she. carrying it torch in hor hand, can march nbout tho streets without suf foiinglossof dignity or womiinlv deli cacy, sbu can go to" tho polls with her father or husband and east her voto with equal Impunity," enld Mrs. Sewall. Mrs. Sewall thought that if women could pi live so valuable in political work, us the last campaign showed to bo tho case, disfranchised ns she Ih, she would he thu more vnluabUi lu politics If bho could vote. "Men havo substituted oxnodiency for principles in politics far too long al ready,'' said Mrs. Sewall, "aud now it Is tlmo that thu women, who havo been less schooled In expediency, should bo given a chanco." .Mrs. Suwttll's mid reus wns warmly ap plauded, and thcu Mrs. Gougar nroso W and said that "things hnvo boon snld hero lo-tlay that ought not to go out to tho world." Sho mado nn earnest speech tlinl went far toward counteracting tho previous efforts that had been mado to slampedo tho convention toward tho Renubllcans. .' Tho convention then adjourned tlll.to night. ' To-night's programme is ns follows: Music by Professor Hlsckoff; s.o1o by Mrs. K. H. True: "Political Methods," Iby Lllllo Dovcretix Hlnke, Nw York; "Organization," by Sarah M. 1'crklns, Ohio; "Uallots nnd liul lot," by Ablgull Scott Dunlway, Oregon. OENKHAIi ALGER'S INTENTIONS. Ho In Not Seeking tho Control of tho Indlmmpolln Touriml." OiiuiAoo, Im, Jan. 22. General Russell A. Alger of Detroit met tjls part ner, Mr. Johnson of Rftclnc,' ri tho Paclflo yestordny upon business con nected with his redwood lumber Inter ests in California, llu contradicted tlio report that ho had been trying to buy tho Indianapolis Jourmil. "I. am a lumberman, not a newspaper; man," said ho. i. "Tho only tlmo I over had nnylhlng to do with a nowspapor wns whorl 'suvon of us bought tho Detroit Tribune for fear It might go out of the parly. . I lost $25,300 in that business 517,000 ns my sharo of the purchaso money und $8,300, I think it was, to foot tho bills. Besides that, it hurt mo in my candidacy for Governor. What good would tho Iiidlau apolis Journal do me, anvway?" "It has been suggested that tho owner ship of the chiof Republican newspaper In tho State of tho President-elect would givo you a powerful influonco over him.'' "My Stato and proper field of influonco is Michigan, and I havo no dcslro to go out of it. Tho roport is, besidps. abso lutely untrue," replied General Alger. RESULT OF A HOY'S HMJXDEK. A 1'nclcneo Containing $1,000 la Gold Stolon From tho Mull, Sah Fhancisco, Jan. 22, On Friday, November 00, tho cashier of the firm of F. AV. Rosenstock & Co., fixed up a package' containing $1,000 in UO-dollnr cold pieces, for shipment to one of the firm's correspondents. Tlio parcol was given to a 12-year-old son of tho dray man who does tho firm's teaming, with instructions to take It to tho pustofllco nnd get it registered, but ho forgot that part of bis orders. Tho youngster wont to tho Stamp wlndow.anti after paying for tho requisite number of stamps, asked whcio he should deposit it. Tlio clerk at tho stamp-window, not knowing what tho packngo contained, told tho boy to throw It Into tho aperture for tho reception of papers anu packages, ana the boy did bo. The inonoy never reached its idestlna Hon and Rosenstock & Co. so Informed tho postofllco authorities. j One man in tho nostoillcc Is snsncctctl of stealing tlio package, but aslyotno ono hns been discharged or arrested. INTERSTATE HOSTILITIES' IlesidonU of Ktkhorn, W. Vn., Ask. Gov ernor Wilson for Troopii,u Ciiaiii.eston, W. Va., Jan. 22.-iA tolo gram was received by Governor Wilson this morning from Elknorn, requesting the State mllltln to protect tho miners of tho Turkey Gap Coal & Coko Company from a mob reported to bo c outing from Pocahontas, Va! Tho Governor replied, stnting that 'should tho civil authorities provo Insufficient ho would, on receiving information to that effect, Bend necessary military protection. Afternoon Cablegrams, L'Anis,Jau. 23. M. Do. Lcsscps has Issued a circular inviting subscription's i.f or 00,000 fivo hundred franc shares of tbo new Tanmna Canal Company. Dudm. Jan. 22. Tlio Court of Qucon's Bench has quashed tho verdict of murder ren dered bv tho Coroner's Jurv against tbo soli citors Dudgeon and Kmerson, Beiu.in, Jan. 23. Admiral Haron von dcr Goltz has been appointed to succeed Count von .iiouis, unici oi inn .Herman Admiralty, whoso death was announced on Saltinlny, London, Jnn. 22. Tlio I'irnoll Commission resumed Its sitting this morning, A witness named Fnrraghcr deposed Hut Archbishop Walsh, in tho prcsoneo of Michael Davltt, ad vised him not to pay hi rent. m The lntorcolleclato llutobiill Schedule, Boston, Jan. 23. Tha olllclal schedule of games for tbo Intcrcollcglata Baseball Leaguo Is as follows; April 27 Yalo vs. Frlncoton, at Princeton. May 4 Harvard vs. Princeton, nt Prluccton. May 8 Ynlo vs. Princeton, nt Yalo. Mny 11 Harvard vs. Princeton', at Prlnco ton. Mayl8 Yalo vs. Princeton, nt Princeton. May 25 Ynlo vs. Harvard, at Yale. May 80 Harvard vs. Prlucetou,' at Har vard. Juno 1 Harvard ts. Prlncoton, at Har vard. June 8 Harvard vs. Yale, at Harvard. Juno IS Ynlo vs. Princeton, nt 'V.alo. Juno -J Ynlo vs. Harvard, at Harvard. Juno 25 Yalo vs. Harvard, at Yale. John Wiinitinulier Not "Turned Down," Piiir.AiiEM'iiu. Jau. 22. Mr. John Wana makcr's political friends do not credit tho story that ho has been turned down by tho l'rcMdcnt-olect. Ono of theso Is Mr.dlamlltou DIhRton, who thinks that YYauaniaker will bo certain to go Into tho Cabinet, becauso ho bo lieves that tbe thing bad becti settled long ago. Mr. Wanamakcr's frlonds declared that ho would bo at tbo store to-day, and that ho bad no Intention ot going to Indianapolis this wcok. Illlnoln miners Looked Put. SritlNO Vai.i.kt, III., Jan. 23.-M'ho 2,000 miners In W. L. Scott's mines hcrotwno struck here Saturday want to return to work, but nro locked out by tho company. The! mines will probably remain closed for snmo time on ac count of tho depression in tho coal market throughout tbe Northwest. Tbofmlners uro not In a good condition to stand a lockout, tho croater portion of them being without money and In debt. In caso of cold weather extrcmo eufferlue; is feared. i Dutcti Lou" CmiKlit III IndlnnnpnlU, iNlHANAi'oi.is, Inii., Jan. 2J.-t.Two well dressed men who, tomu days ajjo, registered at the Now Doulsou as Charles llpwlupa and Clarles B. Thompson, wero arj-esteu' last night uud tbo police bollevo they buvo mado an Important capture. They were observed loitering about tha Indlunuporjs National Bank, und tho bank ufllclals: becoming alarmed, notified tbo police. A clLtccttvo lias rccocnUcd ono of them us ''Dutch Lou" of Cincinnati, formerly of l'lttsbiutr, a famous uauK crooic, wuo ueiougcuio mo ratsey Hun ley gang. Gliirkson Hooked by 11U Friends. Ciiioauo, Jan. 23. J. 8. Clarksoii of Dcs Moines, Iowa, wns In towu yesterday on his way to the National Capital. Tbo story Is out that tlio members of tho Uopuhlican Nu tluiilil Ctimuil(tee determined to suppoit onu of (heir own number for tlio Cabinet. They selected Mr. Clarksoii, Senator Quay tleclln Uii, and hnvo been callfug (leneiul llariUon's attention to him without eliciting any satis factor) reply. Mr. Clarksoii was us uoii-com-mlttal yestciduy upon this rmcstlon as ha has always been since tho election. llluli l.lreimu to Stand. Tiir.NTos, N, J,, Jan 22.- -Tho Democratic caucus last night decided to puss a hill fur tho repeal of tho local option law and to let tho high license law staud at It is. THE CABINET DISCUSS IT TIinSAMOAN AITAIU CONSlHEItKI) 1IUIIIM) OLUSKI) IHHMt.S. Mr. lliijnrd'A I'nsltlon In tlio Mnltor Can Our VokioIh Cope Willi (iurmmiy? Great Ilrltnln ScikIh ii Cruiser to tlio (Scene, Tho Cabinet meeting to-day lusted tt llttlo longer than usual. It Is supposed thu Satnoan dllllcully was the subject ot discussion and a communication may bo sent to tho Somite touching tho un friendly action of tlio Cietmaus.toward tho Americans of Samoa, and iccom ntcndlug that steps bo taken to prcscrvu tlio dignity of the United Males Govern ment. It was stated at thu Navy Department to-day that Commander Dennis V. Mill Ian of tlio U. S, S. Nlpslu was n mini not lo be fooled with, nnd that It would not surprise the Department ifiMullan should fire on tho German vessels. Mil. HAYARD'S POSITION- Ho Has Always IimUloil on Mnmonn Autonomy, Sir. IJnyard has tilways insisted that tho natives of Samoan Islands should havo tlio privilege of selecting tlioir own ruler and maintaining an independent form of government. Correspondence on this subject also passed botweou Sec retary Bavard and Cuunt lllsmnrck. and there was n general undciHtandlug that such u policy should prevail. In the meantime It appeals that Tamaseso hns set himself up as a ruler there, although it is believed that he represents but a minority of tlio citlvons. Ho Is said to bo recognized and en couraged by Germany, in Bpltu of tho fact that KfngMatanfa claims to bo tho choice of a largo majority of tho Inhabi tants. The State Department has thus far taken no part In tlio disputo between tho rival rulers, but has stoutly main tained that tho majority should rule at Samoa, without rogaru to wuetner ia mascso or Mataafti Is chosen. Thu prlmo object of our Government lias been to llvo up squarely to our treaty obligations with Samoa, and atthusamu time protect thu rights and Interests of our citizens there. That Is tho position tlio State Department occupies to-day, and it remains for Congress to determine what further ston shall bo taken by our Government fn tills controversy. READY KOIUIOSTILITIES. the United .Stale Will lie Itopre- How dent oil ut .Samoa. A high authority In naval affairs and n man well Informed lu regard to tho condition of tlio United btutes Navy, said Inst evening: "Tho Government lias plenty of ships and can get all that are needed. The only dllllcully is with their armament. Ships are being built faster thali their. guns can bo mode, ami this in itself is a sourco of danger., Wo nro still badly prepared for building great guns In this country and thin is mine than over pain fully appareuf'slnco tho bursting of tho experimental cast Btecl-'gnn at Anna polls several weeks ago nnd the still unsatisfactory results of tho Zallnskl dynnmlto gun. Tito great gun foundry hi course of erection at Washington is making somo progress, but it may bo years before it can do tho work re quired. '' COUl'AIIISON OV NAVAL STIlENaTll. At tho piesent ttmu there nro tlireo German men-of-war in Samoan waters, the Olca. Eber and Adlcr. Tho Olga is a 2,169-ton wood and iron unarmored vessel, and cnrrlcs about 230 men. Her armament consists of eight 15-centlmutre and two 8.7-ccntimetro breech-loading rifled guns, nnd four smnll rapid-firing guns. Thu Kbcr is n steel vessel, has a displacement of 1,050 tons, and carries six largo btccch-loading rifled guns. Her crew numbers about 200 men. Tho Ad lor Is tho smallest of tho thrco vessels, having a 'displacement of only 887 tons. Sho Is what Is known ns a composite gun vessel, being constructed of wood and steel.. Her armament consists of fivo largo breech-loaders and hor crow num bers about 100 men. Opposed to this lormidablo naval ftuco aro tho American men-of-war Nipsic, Tronton ami Vatulndn,.now on thoir w.iy to Samoan waters Tho Ntpslo is a wooden vessel of l.fliJ tons displacement. Her armament consUts of six uinoduch nnd one eight-inch guns nnd ono sixty nounder, all smoothbores and luu..lo- loaders. The Trenton Is a wood nnd lron vesfol of :i,000 tons displacement and carries eloven eight-Inch oiglit-ton muz zle loitling guns. Iloth vessels carry smaller crews In pioportlon to their ton nage than the Gi-rinan vessels, but aro considered moro effectl vo at closo quarters than at long range. An Important Decision in loua. Font Doihie, Iowa, Jan, 22. Tlio Supremo Court lias rendered a decision which allows land owneis to recover damage from stock men who have horded stock oii.tiiifcnccd lauds. Tbo caso was that of Harrington vs. Adatnson, appealed fiom Palo 'Alto County district, and decides hundreds of similar cases pending In the loner comts. StocK-ralsers owulnir herds in Western loivu have amassed fortunes from herds grazed on unfinished lands now belonging to Kasttm capitalists. Ileturn I'm in Her Ilxploiattom. VlUTOitiA, II. C, Jan. 22. Tho steamer Cariboo Fly has leturnod from an ex ploring trip to the Queen Charlotte Islands. She was sent North bv tliosu Interested In tho bl uck cod fisheries. They found tho passuga navigable for vcosels drawing twelve feet of water, batwoen Morcscry and (iratham Island, and ulbO found two good harbors very clnsu to tho Aching grounds and which wore not marked on the admiralty chart. Arretted by Vlclliintes, Fonx Donui:, Iowa, Jan. 22. Thomas Cooper, a prominent citizen of Lehigh nnd deacon hi tlio Christian Church, was arrested Thursday night by tho vigilantes, charged with the violation Of tbo prohibition law. Ho was turned over to too city authorities, pleaded guilty uud wan placed In tbo county Jail hero jesterday without bonds. Cooper conducted the business of illicit liquor soiling In tho basement of his residence. How Soilikletll Lost the .Match. Sciu.mon, Pa., Jnn, 23. 1'Ierio defeated Soraklclit by two out of thrco fulls In n catch-us-catch-cati match last uilit. Tho contest was a desperate nue, tbo men striking ojch other blows lu their nngcr. Pierro choked tho ,Iup. hi tbo tecomI bout till blood cuiuo ftom the nostrils, and thuto .luetics weakened Sor.i kleht so that ho lost both this und tho third rouud. Amithur Defaulter Aunniineed, Moiui.k, Ala,, Jim, 22. -It Is announced thut (iuoigo A. Pcarco, secretary of tho Plant ers' & Merchants' Itisuraiico Company, Is a defaulter to tlio amount ot Hourly $oU,000 ami that ho hits left tho city. Pcarco lias been ono of tho best-kowu business men of .Mobile and his reputation has liltheito been without 10 prnarli. Ho was u leading member of the Baptist Church aud wus noted fur bit lurgo charities, Slllir OX HIS DOIIRSTEI'. A .Saintly Mornlm: Trncoily nt Mount Holly, I'nu.AiinmuA, Jan. 22. A special fiom .Mount Holly says that shortly aflt-r midnight Sunday morning John JlcNri', who lives on a lonely load lead ing frniii Slmuiong .Station to Indian Mills, about twenty miles from Mount Holly, shot and Instantly killed his brother-in-law. Jnmes Dsillr-t, jr1.', on his front doorstop. McNeil wns awakened, by a loud rapping on ills front tliior. Ho uroio, took his shotgun nml went to the door. Ho opened It u short dlstilncc, nnd poking tilt) gun out, said: "What do you wiinlV" "I want you," responded the strnngor, and stinted to enter. As ho did so Mu Null llretl und the stranger fell dead, lliu load entering his hodv near tho Jieail. Up to this tlmo McNeil had not tho slightest idea who tho man was. The family wns noon aroused and mi investi gation showed that the deatl man was James Dallett, Jr., who had married McNeil's sister some years ago, bill who Is now dead, McNeil gavo himself up to thu author ities yesterday and Is now In jnll at Mount Holly awaiting it hearing. McNeil says he thought Dallott was a While Cap, us several Wliltn Cup notices hail been posted in tlio neighborhood ro centlv. This is McNeil's version of tho affair and Is corroborated by members of tho family. There are many persons in tho neighborhood, howovor, who say that McNeil and Dallott wero not, on good tonus, and wispect foul play, A I SENSATIONAL SUICIDE. A Mult Driven to holr-l)trtiolloii at Ite- iioi-so titer III llrmlit. Vi.s'ci:nni:s, Ind., Jan. 22. A sensa tional suicide and a more sensational confession occurred at Snndborn, thirty miles noitli of this city, last Friday night. Frank Watson, who lived three miles soith of Sand horn, took a largo dodo of morphine aud told his wife that he hnd resolved to die; that lie feared tho result of u crime that he had committed in n Missouri towu lu a disreputable houso. Do said he had slain a man and woman in self-defense, anil Hint he had been told that afternoon that tho Missouil officers wcio uftur him to take hinrnway to tlio sceno of his crime. Ho had com mitted tho crfmo whllu living under an assumed name, und had mndc up his uiliid to die rather than go back. The Work of tlio I'liiine. Mr.TAMoiiA, li.i,., Jan. 22. At midnight Sunday night tiro started In tho grocery storo of Henry Karl nnd destroyed that storo and stock, tbo dry goods and boot aud shoo store of H.'Conrad, tho ceucral storo of C. D. Wnl den, the Odd-Kellows' Hall and hardwuro More of U. Nurlott. Nearly nil .of tho stocks were consumed. Tho loss Is 23(J00. Waukikian. I i.i.., Jan. 22. Tho Waukcgan Central and llluli School building was burned Inst evening, with u loss of $22,000. Tho cause Is supposed to bo from a defective Hue. or somo defect In tho healing uppaiatus. it was Insured for about $1.1,000. St. Paul, Minn., Jnu. 22. At 1:30 this morning 11 ro started 'In tho building occupied by tbe'Berrlford, Vholcsal6 Bakery and Con ftctloncry Company, on the corner of Fifth uud Mluucsota streets. All the stock and two floors of IlitfioilNMory block wero burned. hosi nbout $10,000, covered by Insurance. Good Men Appointed In Hnstnn. Boston, Jan. 22. Tbo Board of Aldermen have confirmed tho Mayor's appointment of William K. Illchards as trustee of tho Public I.tbrury, vice W. II. Pitmorc, resigned. Tho Mayor sent in the nomination of James B. Kfchaidson as corporation counsel, vlco K. P. Ncttlcton, resigned. Tho nominations wcut over ono week under tho lulcs. Mr. Hlch nrdson Is u Dartmouth gradttato and a mem ber ot Iho law linn of Itlchurdsou'ib Hill. Ho Is u largo real estate owner nnd trustee of sev eral estates. Ho Is a man of Independent, uou-p.irtlsan spirit and ts highly esteemed lu privuto und business life. Kntrles for Hie Chlcairo ItucoN. Ciiioaoo, Jan. 22. Tho entry lists ot tho sovcu stakes offered by tho Washington Park Jockey Club wtro practically completed yc8 Icrdny. A crand total ot 1,!M0 horses aro booked to run, un Increnso of 150 oyer tlio un precedented number last year, and this, too, notwithstanding that tho Finality Stakes which contained 111 entries Is this year abol ished. Tho Increase Is m.iluly in tbo two-year-old stakes. The California contingent prom ises to bo particularly strongjucludlng several owners now to tho track. The Sprlnc alley Hlrllco. Si-iiiNii Vai.ixv, III., Jan. 22. Tho strike of tho miners of the Spring Valley Coal Com pany Is probably at an end. Thomas Mulvoy Isliivln-,' a cliculnr printed stnting that bo will no loncrcr work for the coal company. As his picsi-neu in tho mines caused thu strike, it Is tboiiu'lit that thu trouble Is ended. A speedy returulug to work Is predicted, m A Hud Sliulte-llp Cheyenne, Wv. T., Jim. 22. A passenger train on tho Union Paelllc collided with a freight train nt Golden (iatc, 1110 miles west of lieio, last night. Several passengers from the Paelllc Slopn, who wero coming Kust, were badly sbukeu up, but no one was seriously Injured. The baggucjo car und four freight cuis wero destroyed. A I.oeUport Contractor I'lillx, I.ocKi'oitT, N. V., Jan. 22. William McIUc, a m ell-known Mill oad and water works con tractor, Is said to be llnaucl.illy embarrassed. Ills failure Is said to bo entirely upcrscnnl one and tho 11 r ins of which ho Is a member Is not Involved. His liabilities are about $50 000. I, .Secretary l'lilri hllll'H Trip, Nkw Yoiik, Jnu. 22. Secretary Fnlrchlld, who ni rived in this city from Washington last night, conferred with Collector Musjotio In private during tho ululit, und this morning left for his homo lu Oucnovla. A llrltUh OruUor Sent. London, Jan. 22. A Ilritish cruiser from tlio Australian squadron has been bent to Samoa to protect Ilritish interests. Sho will an ivo at tlio Island at tho end ot this weok AT THE HOTEhS. .lumen Curtail. Brooklyn, and A. B, Davis, Philadelphia, are at thu Harris House. 1). M. Pnttoti, Philadelphia; Mit. Jarvls 1). Bramuii, Ilo&tou, aro at Iho Normatidlu. Clurleo Martin, Cincinnati; 11. .1. lalinon stun, Philadelphia; B, A. Henrique, Now Mexico, aro ut Wclckor's ,Moes P. Handy of Philadelphia and Harold W. Suwull, United Stater, Cousul-Gencral ut Samoa, nro at Chaiubeillu's. C. C. Unthlciiiii, Chicago; C, W. Todd, T. C. Mcl.uuglilin, New Yoik', Charlen K. Hub bell, ryrncuu, and Miss L, aud Miss Uawsou, St. Paul, aro ut Wlllard'. Maio Klaw, manager for Fauny Daionport; Henry W. Oliver, Pittsburg; F. C. I'luuior, New Mexico, and John M. 'Ihurstou aud wife, Oiuiihu, are at tbo Arlington, Dr. II. M. Ileum, Woodbury, Tenti.; C. C. Iluinllu, Boston; W. J. lllhson, Nuw York; S, I Mucklc, Coniifcttout; James Thompson, Louisville, Ky., uro registcicd at tho lhggs House, 11. M, Peiiuou.Wlicellnir.W.Vii,; 1). p. Dob bhik, Buffalo, N. Y.; 11. V. Miirtln, Birmliiir luin, Ala.; John Uulheitord, Richmond, Vu.; W. M. Meredith, Chicago; F.dward JuJhou and wife, Clinton, N V.; P. II. Mooro and Tlieodoru Mooie, JSew Yuik, urc nt Worm-')'. GENERAL TELEGRAMS. ici:oi:nt haim'nvinos tiiiiouoiioiit Till". COIINTItr. Kutclilr orti trull Htrrot llrokor The An lliorltle Alter "lted-Noxo MtltoV Ac compiler Au'utrn In Nuw' Ymk, Hoiiokkn, N. ,1 , Jan. 22. Mr. Charles i. Itttbsamcn, a retired Wall street bunker und broker, committed sulcldo by shooting himself through thu head at his home, -118 Garden street, to-day. llu died almost instantly. Mr llitb snmen was leported lo ho worth $200,000, was forinoily a member of thu linn of Murks So Co',, bankers and brokers, on Wall sli cot, und wai a member of tho Stock Mxr.haugc. Ho was 01 yours of ago and wnsrt unlivo of Fratikfort-ou-lho-Maln. For tho post two days ho has boon laboring under tiimporary aberration of tho mind und feaied ho would come to waul. AFFAIRS WXKW YORK- IlnppcnlnuH In Ootliiini of Interest, to tlio (li'tiernl Header. Nkw Yoiik, Jnn. 22. Tlio exact result of tho salo of pews for Itov. T. Dowltt Talmugo's Brooklyn Tabumaclo show's tho total realized by the miction for premiums to he (),:!() 1. This sum is over and above thu ilxcd rental for tho news. Kacli pew-holder pays a Used rental, and thu ptomlum for Ids choice. The Volunteer Sold, Tlio Herald says: General Paine has sold tho Vnlunteer to a member of tho beawnnhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. Tin, Alftiitluns IteluiiKOd. All but seven of thu Alsatians nrrlving on Lu Chnnipngno, Saturday, and de tained at Casllo Garden until ycsteulay, wero released by order of tho collector, who held that their allidavits did not Indicate that llioy wero contract laborers, and to-llay they will start for Florida on thu Clyde steamship Seminole. OMliilloviltl Hnftrtil Siioh. Tho Herald says that O'Donovan llossa has begun a suit for libel against tho Catliolio A'eiM, placing tho damages at $100,000, and that suit will also bo brought, against Henry Labouchcre, M. P., of the London Truth for Ills slnndor otts attacks upon llossa. A Novel I'liin oT DclotiMO. Tho World this morning says a power ful company of capitalists, already or ganized, with millions of dollars behind It, has proposed to tho Government a plnn to defend the entrance tohiiiborBby forcing petroleum to the stirfaco of tho water through pipes laid at tlio bottom for that purposo and igniting it with burning IjoiiiIh. thus creating a bca of lire, through which an enemy's flout must pats. Tho World devotes n column to n description of this now mode of war fare, and states that nn experiment will soon bu made to demonstrate) the practi cability of the plan. henleiici'd to 11 line John Theodore Welld, alias John Greenwald, convicted of murder in tho first degree, lu killing Mr. Lyman S. Weeks, was to-day sentenced to bo hanged on the 12th of March. PAYMASTER M'UUIRK'S MURDER Kxtrndltlon l'apnrs for Iteil Nnso Ml Ice's ArrompIlcoH I'repiiri-d. Philadelphia, Jan. 22. Tho papers for the extradition of two accomplices of ltcd Noso Mike, who took part in tho cold-blooded murder of Paymaster Mc cluro nnd his assistant, Flannigau, nt Wllkesbarro last October, havo been pre-p-ircd and forwarded to tho Italian gov ernment. To avoid any danger of their making their escape boforo the arrival o tlie papers tho authorities Hero cabled that government to hold them till such tlmo as tho n.incrs miulit arrive. A reply to this was icceived yesterday statlngthut the request could not bo complied with. Killed IIlniHoir With u Toy Gun. St. Paul, Minn.. Jan. 22. Frederick De Innccy Holbert, a 17-year-old boy, living with, his mother at 11 1 Ashland avenue, accident ally Bhot and falallv wounded himself with a toy rlllo lust evening. Tho deceased .was studying for tbo ministry, nnd n few minutes before tbo shooting ho had passed a most suc cessful examination. Ho was a nephew of the lato Hoscno Coukltng and related to other prominent families lu New Yoik. A Silly Trlak Proves ratal. Dun, Pa., Jan. 22. As the inmates ot tha Pennsylvania Soldiers' Homoweic slttlngdow n to tuppcr last evening John Qulnlan of Phila delphia pulled tho chair out triitu under Louis Balchler of Mahotio City, who fell heavily upon tho Hoar. Blood gushed from his mouth and nose, and ho died In u few minutes, Qulnlan Is wild with grief nnd has been place lu lull to prevent him from hanging himself. FINANCIAL ANII COMMERCIAL. Nrw 1'oiik, Jan. 22. Money, 2&2J per cent. Exchange steady, posted rates, 4S01 4-504; actual rates, -185103,-ISO for 00 days and I8SI fordetnaud. tiovernmenis steady; cmrency, ns, nu bid; Is, coupons, 127 bid; -Us, do., 100 bid. Tbo stock market opuncd tinner und frac tionally higher, uud, diirim; tho mnrulng, under an nctlvo biilng of Atchison, Topckn. it Santa Fo uud somo covering by the shorts, prices stcudlly advanced to noon, which tlmo they wero 1 to 2 per cent, higher than those of lust nlu'lit. At this writing tbcro has been some reaction. 1 p. m. prices. W. U &ti; N. t. C. 1CV3J; N. .1. C, ibj; Mich., Ml; C. P., 3(1; N. P., -; do. pfd., ; 111. C, ll!)j; Can. Fuc., ; U. Fnc, ; Mo.. 72; Tot ,201; C. S..CU; D. ,t II., 1I17J; 1) , L. ,t W., HUJ , F.rle. 28i; do. pfd., lilj; K. & T.. IRli L. A N.. R7J; M. & Jj. ; N. W.. 107J; O. ,fc V 1.11:0. ,fc M. 821; 1. M., "!; Kciidlng. 4S; It. I., 0SJ; O. M., 321; do. pfd., Oil; St. Paul, 5; do. pfd. 1018; N. C. W; S. ,t W., MS; Wub., 122; do. pfd . 25; II. ,t Q., 1001; P. D. A E., 202; Man., 1001; O. A N., 03; O. it T., 301. Tho WanliliiKton Ptnukit, Mlsccllaueoiib Bonds W. ,t (i. ii. K.. 108; Masonic Hall Ass'u. 100; Wash. Market Co., 115; Inland ,t Scibord Co., - ; Wash. Light Iufunm, 1st, 07; Wiibh. J.lcht Iufantrv. 2d, ; Wu'sli. Oas Llirht Co., 121; Wash, lias Scrip, 1221. National Bank Stocks Bank of Welling ton, 31,1: Hunk ot Republic, 100; Metiopolltau, 200; Ceutial. 203; Second. 1.10; Farmers' uud Mcchuutcs 10.1; Clllzeus', 125; Columbia, 130. Kallroad Stocks Wushlncton and Oooriro to'ui, 2I."; Metropolitan, 111; Uolutublu, 1)3; Cap. it North O 61., 3SJ; Anucostla. . Insurance blocks Flieiiien'a. -10; Franklin, 13; Metropolitan, 72: National Union. 10; Arlington, ltiO: Corcoran. 110; Columbia, 131; German Aliiencau, lbO: Potomac, 75; Klggs, b. (ins and Electric Light Storks Washington (lax, -101, (ieorgotown (las, 11; U.S. Eleetrls Llcht. 00. Telephone Stocks Pennsylvania, 30; Ckcsa peuku it Potomac, 7. Miscellaneous Stocks Wasblnctou Market Co,, 17: Wushluetou Uriel Muchlno Co.. 200; National Piess Brick Co., ; (liuut Falls Ice Co., HO, Bull ltun Panorama Co, 21J; Heal Estulo Title Insurance Co., 11,11; Columbia, Title Insurance Co., 5); National Sato De posit Co., 200, American Uruphopkouu Co., 15. I. oeal Weather Indications. fair; warmer; variable winds.