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j n .-m mm i n r i yji a upi u4 m j j jji.-i a jBBgjra!' " 'j -J-. W 'LU- J ' "I'JJJ j11' JL VLH1L - . ' JMBffl JlgJA'-if IKiT?y! , . 9 yf 1 6jU ,vu Jfu6 ) W M THE WASHENGT t. 218T YEAll-N0- C,J07. WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 10, 889. JMtK'E TWO CENTS pp?Si"??S?5;i -" 'K 1 1 1 I y vj. tf ts TUB DAY IN CONGRESS. Tiinr.i: itr.vr.Nitr. i.n.T.siMiroiiTnii to Tin: nou.si:. LATE DEPARTMENT Tho Ftennlo Continue Its Discussion n" tho Texas i:ii cttun Outrage A Report Submitted Regarding tho Soldiers' Homo. Intlio Scnato to-'lnv ft lilt wan passed Appropriating CO.OOO for a llght-houso ami fog-signal at Old Orchard Slual, I'rlu ccs Hay, N. Y,, anil for n now tower nt Waacanck Light-Station, N. .1. Tho Scnato discussed for an hour tho Sonuto Mil to pinto Major Joseph Beliccr on tho retired list at n colonel. Tho report akowed that after being acquitted ly n court-martial of tho charge against him. Major Bolgcr had been sum inailly dismissed tho oimv by Secre tary Stanton In 1803. Mr. Edmunds opposed tho pnssago of tho bill on tlij ground that tho equities of tho raso bad been disposed long ago. Tho bill was tlnally passed, Tho SSenato then took up tho Washington County, Texas, election mat ter, nud Mr. Coko resumed bis remarks. 1IOU.8I". Tho Clerk of tho House, on motion of Mr. Randall, was to-day authorized to cm ploylour additional enrolling clerks durlug tlio remainder of the session. Arcsolutljn reported bv Mr. Dorgnn of South Carolina from tho Committee, on Civil fecrvlco Ilc form calling on tho Secretary of tho Interior tor a list of special pciisloiroxumlncrs now In tbo service, also the number of clerks nppolntcd In his Department slnco March 1, 1889, without certification from tho Civil Scrvlco Commission, was adopted. Tbo coufcrcuco report on tho Diplomatic and Consular Appropriation bill was sub mitted by Mr. McCrcary of Kentucky. Tho Scnato recedes from its amendment' appro priating $100,000 for a coaling station at l'ogo l'ago, provision for tho name having been mado In tho Naval Appropriation bill. Tho Houso recedes from Its amendment to tboSenato amendment appropriating $15. 000 as an Indemnity to Japaneso subjects Injured by tho guns or tuo u. a. steamer Omaha whllo engaged in target practice Tho report was agreed to. Jlr. McMUlIn of Tennossco, from tho Ways and Moans Committee, reported bill to rcduco taxation and elmpllly tbo law lelatlvo to Internal revenues. Commtttco of tbo Whole Mr. Hrcckluridgo, from tho p'amo committee, reported bill to rcduco taxation and for other purposes. Mr. Rood of Malno asked that tbo report on this bill bo read, Tbo Speaker said tho bill was not before tho Houso for consideration, and tho bill was referred to tho Commtttco of tin Whole. Tbo effect of tho report of these two measures Is to placo them on tho calendar ahead of tho Internal Iteromio bill to b reported from tho Committee, on Appro prlntlous and to give them tho right of way unless tho friends of tho Conies bill can force them to bo set asldo. Tho conferenco ronnrt n,i tfm hill frrnntlntr a nonslon to Abby J. Slocumwassubmlttod. The Housj recedes from Its amendment reducing tho pension from $50 to $30. Mr. Ilrccklnrldgo thought It strange that Hm Houso should almost Invariably recodo from Its amendments to prlvato pension bills. After somo dlsousslon tbo report was agreed to by a voto of 1:53 to CO. " Mr. Brcckinridpo of Arkansas rcTKirtwl from tho Committee on Ways unci Means a bill It' relation to tho duty on lumber. Mr Randall reported tho Cowlcs bill. TboIIonso then went Into tho Cora mltteo of tbo Wholo on thu l'ostolllce Ap propriation bill. Tho pending amendment, Increasing tho appropriation for compensation of Post olllco clerks to $00,000, was defoated 80 to S7.Anninendinc-iitotMr.Holmnnwasagrccd to providing that tho aggrcgato salaries of tho Foslofflco clerks, as llxcd by tbo now classification, shall not exceed tho eum ap propriated (30,550,000). Au amendment by Mr. lllngham of Penn sylvania, Increasing by $300,000 tbo appro priation for compensation of postolllco clerks, was rejected. Tli ii Accident to tho llnltlmorc. In rcsponso to a resolution of tbo Senate, recently adopted, Secretary Whitney sent to tbo Senate to-day n statement of tho na ture of tho accident to tho stern of tho cruiser Baltimore in Philadelphia In Octo ber last. Tho Secretary states that tho rudder of tho cruiser "was fouled by a bargo loaded with coal, tho oitect of which Vas to forcotho rudder around to au anglo with tho lino of tho keel and to carry ay ono of tho projections cast k ' on tlio stern post to servo as a rudder stop, slightly cracking tho post. Tho damago causeel by tbo collision was repaired by tho contractors. Cramp it Sons, at their own expense and In accordance with a plan ap proved by tbo Chief of tho Bureau of Con ttructlon and Repairs." Tho Secretary in closed copies of all tho correspondence ou tho subject. CROOKS STILL COMING. The Report ou tho Cowle lllll. Tho reports submitted by Mr. ltaudall accompaujlng tho Cowlcs bill says tho bill repeals all Internal taxes on clgar8,choroots cigarettes, on snuff, all descriptions o' manufactured tobacco; special taxes on manufacturers of cigars, on dealers In lea tolaceo, on retail dealers In leaf tobacco or dealers In manufactured tobacco and on peddler of tobacco. Tbo Secretary o tbo Treasury estimates mo surplus rcvenu for 1MX) at 5 53,000,000 r tblnblll reduce taxo VSO,000,000, so that If 'passed It will leav but $23,000,000 surplus and rellovo th peoplo from unnecessary taxation Attention i directed to tho fao that these Internal taxes bear most heavily upon the fanning Interests and that all internal taxes that woro Imposed upon capital have already been wiped out. Tbo Committeo concluded liy so) lug that tho bill bold out a simple and practical mothod of reducing tho sur plus revenue. Tho Direct Tux lllll. Tho conference ou tho Direct Tax bill rcacb6d an agreement hito yesterday after noon. Tbo appropriation to pay tho cltl sens of Beaufort, 8. C, for real estate seized and sold by tho United States Gov ernment was roduccd from $800,000 to 3450,000. Au amendment offered In con- lercnco uy oenaior jiarns m njirmi u, providing that lu cases where tho United Statei, has seized land and resold It at a raollt. tlio profit shall bo returned to tho owner. It is estimated that $130,000 will cover cacs of tKTs character, Tho Kenutti l'nvorit Htonm l'refii, Mr. Hlscock presented to tho Senate yes terday afternoon tho loport of tho Kluanco Committee on tho Houso bill, whoso object Is thoMibvtllutlou of hand workforbte.ini picsscsln tbo Bureau of Printing and En graving. Tun-committee makes an elab orate roport, tho substauco of which Is that tbcro Is a suvlng of moro than $1100,000 u jear to tlio Government Intlio use of tho (team prosses, und thut thuAvork done by tlicm is as good, if not better, than the woik dono by hand. The unfavorable re port was agfeed to and tho bill ludellultcly postponed. Tho JtloMlllIn Tarlir lllll. Tho Houso Commltleo on Ways and Means this morning completed tho McMU lIn bill reducing tho revenue $70,000,000, It contains all tho free list of tho Mills bill, omit tlio chemical and cotton and Iron schedules of that bill, retains DlL'-iron, structural Iron and tln-plato schedules of the Mills bill. Another bill reducing tlio revenues $10,000,000, proposed by Mr. Brecklnrldgo of Kentucky, w as also agreed to. Ibis bill contains tho tln-plato, frto wool, woolen and worsted clothes schedules oL tho Mills bill and tho Internal rovrnuo sections of tho samo bill, Both bills were presoutcd to tho llquso to-day, J'eiv AVnr Department Clerks. Clerks havo been appointed lu tho War Department as follows: William Connrd of Mnnlnnd, rlcrk, $1,000, Surgcon-Ocnoral's oflki. Sophln I. Malum of Pennsylvania clerk, class 1, odlco of tlio Chief of Ord nrmrr, Max P. l'dlrlchof Washington Ter lltor, cliik, $1,000, Commlssary-OonoraV ofllte; Will Stanley 1'ltis of Iowa and lllll ert D. Fox of South Carolina, cleiK", M.000, Surgeon-dciicral's onico: llcni ,S. (iooclall of' Vermont, promoted from clerk $1,000 to class 1, Ailjutaut-Ocn-i'ial unkci John A. Moran, transferred from elerk $1,000, Signal olllco, to clerk sl,cm, Adjutant-Ocncral's olllce: Mover Iliriuaii. trnnsfcrrcil from clerk J(KK), Slg ual ofllcc. to clerk $1,000, Adlutant-Oeii-ernl's olllco; Ocorgo W. Asliworth of (Icuigla nod Noblo Mooro of Tennessee po mam-ntly appointed clerks $l,00i), Sur (;i on-tleneral's olllce. Coiiitnc; Civil Service Kxiimlnntlnii. An examination will bo hold at the roo.ns of tin Civil Scrvloo Commission on tho !!3th Instant, (omuicncing at 0 n. in,, to All a acancy in tho odlco of Experiment Stations, Department of Agriculture, at a salary ot $1,600 per annum. Tho work required will be largely of a literary and editorial rlmracttr, and will nqulro considerable ccunicai J.nowicugo oi science ami cuu cation. To Ho llolnntatcd. In 1W3 flovcrnor Perkins of California appointed Captain John Mullan an agent fur tho collection of an amount of money owed tho Stato by tho United States Gov ernment, Governor Waterman subsequently removed Captain Mnllan from this position, olid the- latter appealed the caso to Second Comptroller Butler, who has decided that Captain Mullan shaf1 bo reinstated, An AKlntnnt Appralner llemored. Tbo Secretary of tho Treasury has ordered tbo removal of Daniel 3r Mooro, an assist ant appraiser at tho New York City Cus-tom-IIouso. Tlio New Torpedo Ilnnt. Tioposals for tho construction of sub marine torpedo .boats svpro opcnol at tho Navy Department yesterday. Tho Colum bian Iron Works and Dry Dock Company of Baltimore submitted throo bids of $150, CCO, $115,000 and $100,000 for boats of classes varying In speed from eight to twclvo knots. Gcorgo C. Baker ot Dcs Moines, la., bid $75,000. All tbo bids con template tbo completion of tho vessel In ono year. The Groonland Fisheries. Tho Secretary of Stato has received from tho Danish Minister a copy of tho regula tions relating to fisheries oft tho Greenland Coast, under which all trado with tho natives-is forbidden, but Ashing Is not prohib ited except within ono Danish inllo from tho coast. The rrcslilcnt'n Cnllor. Among tho President's callers to-day were Senators Voorhccs, Harris, Call and Cock rell, Itcprcscnatlves Hemphill, Springer, Weaver, Sawyer, Cox, Campbell, Craln, Gucnthcr. with Mr. Leo Schobon of St. Louis; Smith, Washington, Commissioner -Hall, with Colonel G. It. Hlgby of Burling-' ton, lowa; Air. it. r. jiammonu, jr., aur-veyor-Gcncral, California, ami Charles A. Russell, M. C.-clcct of Connecticut, with Mr. Charles Bard and Mr. Jero Hakcyot. Norwich. DUN Approved by tlio l'roslilent. Tho President has approved the follow ing bills: An act to create. tho northeastern division of ' the Southern -Judicial District of Gcorgta,-and take certain counties from tbo Northern District and add to tho South ern District and to" provldo for holding courts In said northeastern division, and for other purposes; au act to amend section 655, Revised Statutes, relating to tho Dis trict of Columbia, and au act for tho relief of the trustees ot tho First Baptist Church at Smlthland, Ky. Lieut. Fluhor's Sentence. Commuted. Tho President has mitigated the sentence of First Lieutenant Henry C. Fisher, United States Marino Corps, who was tried by court-martial and recommended for dis missal for conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, to suspension from rank and duty for ouo year and to forfeit all pay except j&u per montii. To Conduct ltocrults to the West. Captain Winflold S. Edgcrly, Seventh Cavalry, on lcavo of abseuco In this city, has been ordered to report at onco by tolo graph to tho superintendent ot tho recruit ing service, New York city, to conduct a detachment of recruits to tho Department of tbo Missouri. Ted for Redemption. Tho national bank notes received to-day by tho United States Treasurer for redemp tion amount to $319,007. January llrendstun" Exports. Breadstuff exports during January past aggregated $10,833,534, against $8,313,398. ' Interior Department Chance. The following ofllclal changes havo been made In tho Department ot tho Interior: Patent Office Appointment: Mrs. Ella Atkln of Ohio, model attendant, $800, un der civil service rules. Pension Olllco Resignation: John M. Thompson of South Carolina, cl;rk $1,300, i, .t Ikl.l scr X-tl.n. ..f Wn.ll. 1 rOlUUUUUB, JlUJlll If. CIOUUI Ufc l.u.t. Carolina, a prjuclpal examiner nt $3,000, to assistant chief clerk at $3,000, vlco Michael F, Gallagher, transferred to princi pal examiner; Edward A. Balloch of Dis trict of Columbia, $1,000 to $1,800; Alvln L. Ciale of Pennsylvania, Horace G. Stover of Missouri, and Joseph II. Twltchell of Slassachusctts, $t,400 to $1,000; Jacob M. Pes ton of Illinois. William J. Bushall of North Carolina, .Miss Clara E. Mott of Now York and Samuel 11. Weaver of Pennsyl vania, $1,300 to $1,400. Death: Hubort V. McDowell of Pcunsjlvaula, clerk $1,400. dkti:ctivi:s LOOKING roil a yi:t iiu:ati:k mri.ux. Tlio Iniuigurnl Ceremonies Attract ing All Hurt of Horucs Who llx pcel to ltenp a Itlch Harvest lloro Homo of tlio Types. Not tbo least Interesting ot tho penpto who will como to tho Inauguration will bo tho crooks, A swallow docs not mako a summer alone, nor docs ono pair of crooks alono ovldcnco tho Influx that will como later. But the two clover peoplo who In augurated a scries of blackmails, with their headquarters on Twelfth street, between V. and F, wcro making a pretty good start to do excellent business during tho Inaugura tion, By engaging a room beforo tho rush they wcro nblo to secure it at a modcrato pttco and lit a better location than would love been posslblo a month later. ThU man and woman, though, went to tho cr trcmoof taking time by tlio forelock, and tho police havo hustled them out ot town a month beforo tho Inauguration harvest will begin. Tho man Is supposed to bo tho "John Dno" who'so alias lu Philadelphia is" ''Menky." Speaking of tho quadrlcnnlal Influx of crooks, Inspector of Detectives Swindells says that ho expects all the thieves in tho country who are not in prison to como to tho Inauguration. They will bo well dressed. Keen-eyed and bold. All sorts and styles of roguery will bo practiced, though most of It will bo In tho lino of pick-pockets and sncak-stcallug In boarding-houses and hotels, confidence and bunco games, and card and dlco swindling. Then, too, there is a new stylo of crook that is partic ularly hard to catch, and who will acbl splco to tbo Inauguration excitement. Ho has not been named yet, this new stylo of crook, and be Is a recent product ot civilization. Tho freoucnev of Ercat expositions and celebra tions In various cities, to which peoplo The School Kites' Investigation. Tlio Taulbeo Investigation Committee on the School Slto Question havo prepared a report, but it has not been given out yet. A member of tho commlttoo said this after noon that the report oxorterates tbo Com missioners entirely. A Minority ltoport. Mr. Forney of tho Houso Appropriation Committeo Is preparing a minority report on tho Cowlcs bill to tbo sections rcpoallng tho tax on cigars, cheroots and cigarettes. Our Interests at l'aunina. Tho Houso Committeo on Foreign Affairs this morning directed Mr. Mc Crcary to report favorably to thaJIouso tho Edmunds Panama resolution, travel in largo numbers, has mado this stjlo ot crook posslblo. To bo successful at this sort of work tho crook must havo lots of money, bo ablo to dress and act gontcoly, a good Judgo of Jowelry and havo nerve. THR NEW STYLE OP C1IOOK, Ills field of operation Is tho sleeping-car, and ho usually has a femalo companion, whoso clothes afford excellent opportuni ties for the concealment of plunder. Ho secures a birth In a sleeping-car, and after tho other passengers havo gone to sloop and tho noise of the train Is deafening ho goes .through thorn. If ho Is caught ho has merely mistaken his berth. This sort ot thief Is particularly bard to capture, for as soon as the train arrives at Its destination ho boards an out-going train and Is miles away perhaps beforo tho thott Is reported to tho polfco. Tho Inauguration crooks will be tho best andclcvorestln the country, and ovcry possible gamo from bunco to sand-baggiug will bo worked or attempted, 'BOMB AMIEADT IIEIIC, Some ot tho crooks aro already In town and can bo scon on tbo street almost any day. Of course, thoy do not attempt any business now becauso tho risk of being caught and sent out of town beforo tho rich Inauguration harvest eommonces Is too great, and such game as there is bore now is too small, men, too, 'vuonitj-s" inie was a wanting. You may ofteu Sco on tho street, in tho early evening particularly, n rather slender, undersized man In a light overcoat und silk hat, always well dressed. -whoso right thumb' Is missing.- - It is One-Thumb" Richard Walton, or "Thumby." Nobody knows how he lost his thumb, but tho accident was a lucky ono to him. When ho Is in prison bo can't bo mado to work fn tho sboo-sbop, becauso on account of Ills missing thumb ho cun't hold a hammer, Tho thumb is taken oft closo up to tbo hand, and this makes his band much slenderer and perfectly adapted to picking a pocket, Of course ho can't ueo tho thumblcss band In taking a man's watch, because this requires strong Augers and an especially strong thumb for twisting out tho ring by which tho chain is attached to tbo watch. But Thumby can do this with his other baud, and his long, slender, thumbless hand slips Into a tight pocket as smoothly as an eel would. "Hungry Jo" Hawkins, tho king of con fidence men, who was here four years ago, 'la dead, and so wo Shall miss him this year. UUCCUIOIi;u iiotuiiiu yuu, v.'vuu ... niaKo out so wen mai no couiu ouy a email business somewhere and scttlo down to n reformed llfo; but tho local polico got onto him, and ho had no show. And ho died a thief. "Snaky" Siicad, a clever con fidence nisu, was hero a week or so ago, presumably looking over tho ground. Ho lias not been seen about tho street for somo days, and it is probable that ho will not bo with us again until about a week beforo tho Inauguration, Then, if you aro approached by a tall, slender man, with scraggy yellow Bldo-whlskcrs and gold-bowed spectacles, who looks like an overworked book keeper, who tells you ho is worried to cleath becauso tho banks aro closed, and ho wants to get a check cashed in order to take his wifo, who is very sick, back homo to Vodunk, Just call hlra "Snaky," and ho will stop importuning you. The list might bo continued Indefinitely, Hut "Lazy'' Bums must not bo forgolton. Ho Is fat, 40 years old, about, but looks younger thon ho Is, something that few crooks can do, Ho dresses richly, but In tbo tasto of a horseman, and Is really a very pleasant sort of a man. But tho things ho can do with a deck of cards would mako your ecs bang down on your cheeks If you could sco him do them. Tho polico aro making great preparation ior tuo croohs. They aro looking through tho rogues' gal lerv. famillarlzlnir themselves with the features of tho noted crooks, learning the location of tho rooms and buildings best adapted to tho bunco and badgor and other game of that sort, and looking after tho people who rent them. And, by tbo way, if you havo a room down town, near tho Avenue, that you want to rent during tho Inauguration, bo carcfulwhcn sharp-eyed men who put all their verbs In tho present tense talk to jou about renting it. "Menky" and his pat rented a room In tho houso on Twelfth street occupied byau eiitlrcly respectable family, in which aro two young lady daugh ters, and thoy aro very much mortified at thnknnwledcro of tho sort of iramotho well- dressed inau and woman played in their houso. This is tho reason the reporters didn't print tho number of tho houso In their accounts of the doings of this precious pair, uor tho peoplo w ho live In it. THE DISTRICT GOVERNMENT. Thcro was a piece of District property (an alley) sold nt tho recent tax salo. Tho purchaser was George T, Haul). Tho prop erty Is situated on tho west sldo of Third street, between Pcnn)lvanln nvcnuo and O streets southeast. The records of tho As sessor's offlco show this to bo prlvato prop erty, but tho records In tho offico of Chief Roomo of tho Special Assessment Division show that It was condemned for a public alloy in 1873, and tho money paid for It. Subsequently parts ot lots 14 and 15, In tho tamo square, 03, wero subdivided and tho subdivision was recorded. This alloy, which lsl4 feet wlclc, was included lu tho new subdivision and was mado n part of lot 3S. Mr. Roomo states that ho has understood that plans havo been drawn by Mr. Haul) to erect n houso over this alley, and If ho at tempts to do so ho will havo tho polico there to prevent It. Tho matter will prob ably termluato lu a law suit. Tho Commissioners bavo relinquished nil claim to tho reservations or parks of tho city, and they havo notified Colonel John M. Wilson to that effect. This action was taken In accordance with tho roport of tho committee, composed of Captain Thomas w. etymons, Assistant District Attorney ic. E, Davis and Computing Engineer Balloy, appointed by tho Commissioners to consider which, If any, "of the'so public spaces tho District claimed control over. This Includes tho reservations formed by street Intersec tions, and horcaftcr permits for encroach ments on theso spaces with'bay-wlndows and towcr-projcctlona will bo refused. ' Captain Sjmoiis last night discovered that parties wcro cutting timber off tho laud dedicated to tho District for Michigan nvcnuo, which will pass on tho south of Soldiers' Homo. Ho thinks some ot tho trees can bo utilized for ehado trees whou tho avenuo Is built. Major Mooro was re quested to send policemen to tho spot to stop further depredations. Tlio Commissioners havo notified Presi dent A. A. Thomas of the Brlghtwood Rail road Company, in rcsponso to his Inquiry as to what styloof rail will bo acceptablo to them, that a grooved rail with a lowor ilange, or tho rail adopted by tbo Ecklng- lou lioau win meet tuo requirements. Tho District Appropriation bill becamo avallablo eo lata that n great deal of work ou tho streets had to bo left over until next spring. Tho District was also delayed be cause ot their failure to get tho necessary materials to do tho work. Thoy canuot mako contracts until tho appropriation bo comes available, and this also create n delay in tho improvements. Captain Symons is sending out notices to con tractors for furnishing curblug and other materials, urging them to (111 tho orders as soon as possible, so that ho can begin opera tions. Tho Commissioners have forwarded to Chairman Hemphill of tho Houso District Committee their vlows on tho bill relating to tho deposit ot securities In tho Treasury by Insurance companies. They state that they bavo no objection to tho object of tho bill. This requirement, they say, would end additional security to such companies and give thcra a standing which thoy might uot otherwise obtain within tho.8tntos in which they might wish to do business. Tin: fcoi.imnts' iiomi:. Do lts Iteerlpls I.nrRcly Iteiltired by sorters 1 linn llio Army. Tlio Secretary of War sent lu tlio Senalo to-day, In rctponso to n Senalo resolution, n report from the Board of Commissioners of tho Soldiers' Homo near this city, Tlio Commissioners send In tho Senalo a state ment of receipts and expenditures for ten years. In rcsponso to tlio Inquiry whether tbo sums received aro mlo quato for tho malntcnapco of tho homo or not, tbo Commissioners say tbot they arc odequate at present, but that tho receipts Would not bo ns great now wcro It not for thu fuel that thcro has been nn accumulation of unpaid balances of money duo from "forfeitures on account of deser tion." Tlio revenue current with tho time has been mtleh smaller becauso of tho de creased numbers composing tho army, whllo tho expenses of tbo homo havo been much Increased. Tho Commissioners suggest that tho amount duo tho homo from old accounts, If now Intlio permanent fund, would bo a reserve that could bo kept tmbiokcn and afford by tho interest rate upon It, with tho revenue from current ncccmuts and tho montv from other sources ot revenue, suf ficient money to maintain tho homo without an appropriation by Congress lu future years. They suggest that n sum bo agreed upon say $2,7iMJ,000 or $n,000,000-aud crcdl. ' to tlio permanent fund. Tho princb would not necessarily bo touched and - cxpenso and labor of overhauling old counts In tbo Trcasuiy for tho purpns. making payments to tho homo would ended. HE DID ONLY 1IIS DUTY. Till! COM.IIIHHIOM'.ltS ON AISIWOIl 1'ISII'S ACTION. am. I'onron.VTio.Ns Ai'ri:crr.i. llio J.nllrr IndlKiinnt nt llin Atlnctc .MhiIo Upon III nt lly uTIii. StMr" lie Itclleintes Ills l'limier Htnto incuts Important A III limits. Assessor ltos, A, Fish was seen by a CniTic reporter this morning regarding Ilia Win' Impeachment of his statement Hint Mr, Frank 11, Nojes, secretary of tho Evening Plar Newpapir Company, asked for a reduction of tho assessment for per sonal taxes against that company. Mr. Fish wo very Indignant at his treatment by tho Wnr mid said ho would not nnswer tho perronal nbuso ho received at tho hands of its editor, because his character nnd stand-, ing as a gentleman is well-known lu tills community. As to tho visit of Mr. Noyes to his ofllcc ho says certain of Ids clerks will bear out his statement. He produced tbo ofllclal statement ot tbo personal tax assessment agalii't tho company, and showed where the amount had been re duced from $100,000 to $.10,000. He stated that tbo assessment on Its stock when bo ncsumed tho duties ot his present offico was r '..(, I ;,' I ' .1 ( ) I 1..1 l ltl tUt HI . Ah tbo Itesiill nr tlio C'niitnivnrsy tin twc.li the CiiitiiiibinloneeA und .iStiir." On iiintli'n of Hinalm Harris, tin) eotn mimic ntloti of the ("omuilssloncrs trans mlltliig Information to tho (senate concern lug tie ( upltul slnek of corporations In tho Dltlrict cif Columbia was referred to tho Dlltrlet Ccimiilttec, with tho following In structions: "Hanhril, Tlml thru port 'with do.vi mciits ocrotnpuiiyli!'' It) iiiiiiIo 'ij tin Com UilsMoiiers of Ike Illsliii t of ( 'olunibla In n; iuise to tho Ksnlutlou of tho f'enatinll reeling tlx m to furnish Information cmi ceiiiliig peiMiiinl - assessments n''.i'ust eon nrntloii In en Id District, tlio tux pal I lit' men corporations, ami whether any of slid corporations hate etnilul tho law under which nsscsmiciits are levied, bo printed aid refeired to the Committeo ou tho District of Columbia, with Instruct ions to that committee to report such leg islation as may lo iioccsnoy to enable the ('nniinlsslniiers to prevent any further evasion of said law i.nd to colloi t from sold corporation nil taxes that nuv le due and owing bv them for tho present or any past car, pajinunt ot which has been evaded " CANADIAN STATESMEN. Tin; orrosiTioN ansumus A hold l'OMCV at onci:. . a iioiiiiini.r. i;itiMi:. Ia 7 isj.iKi ' N 5r5 I , A - 1 tj GRACtt SSIAMTWOOD'.S (Jltl'IK. i Her Counsel Move for n New Ti i To-day. Grnco Smallwood, n colored woman, convicted January 18 of tho chargo of n dcr. Tho c'hoigo was n technical one, ' ' caso being ono In which an Infant Killed by its mother Immediately aftel birth. Hho said that a colored man was i (ponslble fftr ber trouble, and that sho ' very much disturbed over what tho brotl ' i and sisters'-of tho church would say. ' '' Jury foumi her guilty with a iccommci V. -tlon to mercy. Tlio brothers and sister t tho churclY havo let her alono with si severity since her indictment and sho 1 become tired of life. v This monilng her counsel,. TudgoWal r, i offeitd a motion for a new trial, wi 'i t went over, owing to a flaw In tho prep . i tlon of tha papers. Tho only way to ent her being hung, under tho present -diet, will be to sentence her and dcr ll -on Executive clemency, Judgo Monlgon suggested that It might bo arranged for woman to plead guilty to maiislaugt Prosecutor Lipscomb stated in rcspouM this suggestion, Eubdtautlatly, that (1 didn't want any such Interference, She mado up her mind to dlo nnd mado - , - spiritual arrangements to that end. ' .. proposes ti) taku the governmental rout i plory, and objects to any outsldo lntcii tlon. i .Mr 1 1 ' , legii ' ,i H . J i"ftri.,V' ' I .SI1 i.. rru! '9 au tUKtr 1111" n r. If , H" i hot "HP fecrlcsi nf l orders Committed Mnslced Men in North Ciiriillnii Yoiik, Feb. 111. Tho U"eirW' Char 't. C, special sajs that new has been ' cd of one of tho most horrlblo crimes .. is cTer committed lu North Caro- i'. lla Chnvers, colored, reports that Wednesday night masked men cu be homoot Jacob Faucctt, who lived ' lottago near Mount Olive, Bertlo .cr"f. and, with on nx, killed Mrs. Fau ' "'d ber child whllo they lay abed. Tho . . tn men weni io a eaoiu in which ' legro women solvent wero sleeping, U uwinlvreil two ot il.i '- - ui.n ..,, r Tho third, Ella Cliavers, was slccpfinj i djolnlng room, and being awakened, 1. Tho men started lu pursuit of ml she evaded them. Sho was unable i.'iwbo tho men wero. Sho watched .M . dlstauea and aw them kindle a lire . f i lloor of both house. Thursday tho i.tT if Ihofour murdered persons wcro ki il from among tho nshes. They wero ', ntia Faucctt and ber child, Ada -. i and Annua Gordon, tho colored n . i . The most intenso excitement nrc- iut no arrests have been mailo. Tho a woman. sajs that Faucett has had .I with his neighbors, who were eiuar i0 at nil time and had threatened his Jaucctt was not nt homo on tho night murder. Its I'lntrorm, ITnrcstrli tod Com in ar chil Reciprocity With tlio Ifnltei hliiles A Resolution to bo I'rosseit Other Telegraphic News, Ottawa, Om., Feb. 10. Tho Canadian parliament has settled il'iwn to hard worn and night sltllngs nro now In order. Inpo lltleol circles tho rumor has becu retired that Sir Charles Tuppcr will ni siiiiio the leadership of tho Conservative) patty, provided Sir John MacDonald sue e toils In carrying tho elections to follow this session. At 1 o'clock this monilng an rp oslllon resolution providing for tho frco entry of com used for stock purposen was defeated, tho government Increasing; llulr majority to forty-one. Tho opposition luiB adopted 'Its policy for tho 6oslon. It Is a 1 iihl and vigorous one. Tho platform, in a word, Is unrestricted commercial reciprocity with tho United State. A reso lution to this effect Is to bo pressed to it Mite, I tit will, In all probability, bo de feated. The opposition policy Is to keep tho question before the public, ami, by persistent ngttatlon, win over supporters to their views. A TOTAL I.OHS. I the-- i- I t I ufOM tbiei. M '-i nirv-j .m vill ll- I ' 'III Ik.-). f..r Md. l'ltOPEItTY ltliSTOltED. A .Report of tbo Secretary of the Treasury to the Senate. Tho Senate, January 31, adopted a reso lution calling ou the Secretary of tho Treasury for a statement of tho total gross amount received, into the Treasury or by Treasury o'fflclals, under tho so-called Cap tured and Abandoned Property acts, and tho amount restored to claimants. Tho Secretory scut to tho Scuato to-day a state ment showing that tho gross amount of proceeds In money received to May 11, 1808, was $34,390,189.03. After deducting disbursements and ex penses tho total amount covered into tho Treasury, Including $3,571,090.35 premium on certain proceeds of cotton captured at Savannah, Charleston and Mobile, wai $35,337,031.03. Thcro has been slnco re ceived and covered Into tho Treasury $1,030,038.59, making tho total amount to dato $20,887,070.31. Thcro I included lu this amount $3,405,833.09 return of tho amount expended for purchase of products and $3,441, 548.09 profits to the Government from tbo purchaso and icsalo of such prouucis. Of tho amount covered Into tbo Treasury thcro has been paid out on Judgmeuts of tho Court of Claims, Judgments against Treasury agents, for expenses, under spe cial relief acts of Congress, etc.. $10,013, 037.11. Tho total amount of claims pend ing, as near' as can be ascertained, Is $363,770. TIIKY WANT THIS CADKTS. Colonel llrltton and General Hasting Call on iienoral Hchoileld. Chairman Brltton nnd General Hastings and General Williams visited tho War De partment this afternoon to urgo on General Schoflcld that tho West Point Cadets be or dered hero to tako part in tho Inauguration parade. So general a demand is being mado from all quarters for tho appearance of tho boys that Chairman Brltton is cs peclnlly anxious for their appearance. A lot of boy to act as messengers at tho Inauguration Ball wero advertised for somo clays ago. SJxty of them nro wanted, ami, as they called fiom time to time, during the week, their names wcro taken and thoy wero told to como back this afternoon at 3 o'clock. There wcro 108 of them, and they camo early. The selecting oi sixty goou ones was a very easy matter. The boys will bo stationed otiout nt various points In tho ball-room and act as nicsscuger to tho membors ot the various committee. Tho Reception Committeo will meet Tuesday afternoon for instruction in their duties and consultation. TIIK DISTRICT IN CONGKUS-J. Matters or Local Interest l'oudlng nt tbo Capitol. Senator Harris presented to tho Scnato to-day a petition from nlucty-clght male and forty-six female attendants ot tho Gov ernment Hospital for tho Iusauo asking for an Increase of pay. Tho petitioners clto tho largo number of hours they nro compelled to work dally, tho hazardous and distaste ful task of being constantly associated witli the lnsonevtho lack ot all time for tbo en Joyment 'of domestic lileasures and tbo emullncss of their pay in conparison with that recoiled by watchmen and mosscngcr in tbo Departments. Tho attendants at present are paid from $10 to $33.50 per month with board. Thcv work from flftccn-and-a-half to sixteen hours per day. They ask that eight hours be mado n day's labor and that their pay bo llxcd at not less than sixty dollars permonin. "io aioiu any uiriucr uoinr whllo our families are starving," tho peti tioners say they aro willing to accept tho relief offerrcd by House bill 77S5. Tbo Senate Committeo has already considered tho bill. The President pro tern, presented to tho Scnato a petition of 1'.. Y. Itobbins of 111! O street northeast asking permission to put nn Improved apparatus for wanning und beating in ouo of tho committee rooms. Mr. Fnulkuer to-day proposed In the Senate an amcncnicnt to tlio Deficiency bill to nay James O. Ciephano $339.38, K. D. Aston $30.35, It. H. .Boswell, $101.37, for reporting the trials In tho caso of Hallol KUIiourn vs. John G. Thompson, lato Scrgcaiit-at-Arms of tho Senate, ALMOST SUR1J OI HIM. Capitol Note. Mr. Hearst was lii his scat 111 tho Scuato to-day for tho first tlmo this session. Senator Fr)o returned to-day from tho funeral of bis wlfo's father, but was uot at tho Capitol. A Suit to Rocoicr Lot. Francis H. Smith, with Nothcnlal Wilson as counsel, has sued the Baltimore and l'o tomao Railroad to recover lots 10 nnd 13, square 1048. Ho states that tho railroad company unlawfully took possession on January 1, 1880. Tho property in question Is not far from tho icarnem iiranen, Army nnd Navy Note. Paymaster William J, Thompson has becu ordered to tho recclvlug ship Dalo April 1, to relievo Paymastor.L. G, Hoggs, who- has been ordered to settle accounts and await orders, The United States steamer Koarsago L sailed yesteiday from Moutovldeo for UQinpion ttoaua, ut lSxConcreMtian Acklen Wilis. In tho contest over tho will ot tho lato Mrs. Ackleu-Cheatham of Nashville, Twin., the jury In tho caso rendered a vordlct in that city Wednesday against tho will and all of Its codicils. This makes ox-Congress-man Acklen, formerly of Louisiana, an eeiuhl helMvlth tho other threo children to tbo $350,000 estate left by hi mother. lu Mr. Acklcn's case ho was not only born rich, but lucky, as ono of tho codicils of tho will disinherits him utterly., Forced to Cllvo Alimony. On tbo 15th of December of last .year Mary Ann Baker was granted a dlvorco from Charles Baker, with alimony. Mr. Baker neglected, howovcr, to comply with that portion of tho decree applying to ali mony, and sho mado complaint to the court. Judgo Cox to-day passed an ordor that Mr. liakerpay mo alimony or si ami comumicu for contempt. Colonel Tlclieuor Ruck l'rom llurnpe. Colonel I, S, Tlcchnor, ox-audltor of tbo District, arrived In Now York to-day on tho Wblto Star steamship llrltannlo after an ex tended sojourn abroad, Mrs, Tlclienor re mains abroad until the early summer, Tho Colonel will bo In Wushlngtou on Monday. Hotel Ano It the finest In tbo city. Donations for tbo l'o or. The appropriation and contributions for tho relief of tbo poor at Polico Headquar ters are exhausted and tho Department Is now without fitnds to assist tho needy. Ono thousand six hundred and forty dollars has been expended, which amount is tho sum total of appropriation by Congrbss nnd in addition to tht $170 of private) coutrlbit tlons havo been given to tho deserving. Of this latter amount $100 was contributed by two sisters who deslro that their names bo kept from tho public. lliirlal I'ornilt Issued. Burial penults havo beeir Issued by tho Health Officer for tho past twenty-four hours as follows: William Uottlelb Wldlnayer, 43 -oars; S. 11. Sholton, 48 year; Jam 11. Phlpps, 39 vears; George T. Wood, 4 year; John K. Morse, 71 years; William Cassldy, llel years; Kittle Barrett, 00 year, and tho following colored: William William, 3 year; Marietta Manklns, 39 dtijs; Robert Parker, 33 j ears; Annie Washington, 3J years. The Ohio Rendetvou. Tho Ohio Republican Association last nlglit eelcctod 511 Ninth otrcet as a rendez vous and headquarters for Ohio peoplo during tho Inauguration. Charles 11. Eng lish, William H. Wortou, J. M. Craig, O, 11, Ross, William Mayse, 11. 1.. Dummel, A. V. Child, 11. W. SUsoii. M. Sells, M. M. Holland, Colonel Dan A, (Irosvcnor, U, O. llelmlck, li. r Hunt. J. liniuiock and 11, O. Tledcll wero appoluted a reception com mitteo, Cnliu lle'oro tho Ntoriu. Smith (to Brown, bis compaulon) Love (hlo) ly weather we're hai In', oP fcV (hie). Brown Flno as silk; but (htc) I eeo tho storm signal is up. Smith Storm (hlo) signal: where t , ,, Broun Right up (hie) there; that light In m' wlfo's bed-ioom. Lecture, euro. IWaltbam Rovlewv Vresident llewelt Intend to Cnpture Ward Without a Doubt. "I'vo got a bad liver, and I'm going to Europo to havo It renovated." This aston ishing declaration was mado this morning to n Ciiitio reporlor by Manager Howett of too Washington Baseball Club. Ho did not look llko n man Willi ft rotten liver, as he sat In his office tulklngwlth two or.threo friends, and tho reporter said so. "There is no mUtako about It," reiterated tho manager, wllh a melancholy shako ot tho head; "tlio doctor said so, and advised me to go to Europo. So I am going to tttko n trip across the herring pond, and I thought It would bo a good chance to capture Johnnie Ward. I shall sail fiom Now York on tho 10th of March, and havo wiltten Spauldlug lo send mo tho route of tho Wanl portv, so Uittt I may ovcttako them. Wo are almost sure of him, but nothing im portant will bo dono toward au organiza tion of tho club until ho I signed. AT THE HOTELS. 11. F. Campbell and wife, El Paso, Texas, aro at tho Arno. W. II. llulkley, Connecticut: C. H. Webb, Now York, mo at Chamberlln's. J. W. Lcdyard, A. C. l.euyarn ami n. .McMullaii, Detroit, are at Ylouulej'. J.. J. Stccrk, Boston, ami J. l). liiaycr and wife, Milwaukee, are at Wolckcr's. J. II. Hutches, Long Pine, Neb., and H. C. Gunthorj N6w York, are at the Howard House. Mr. and, Mr. Clniiles Steele and Henry J, Anderson, New Ycnk, are at thoN'or inaudlc, .Tnmes 11. Prentice. Portland: Edward A. Hopklns,BuenosA)res;MlbMabelStreetrr, Chicago, and J. K. Hudson and wife, To peka, Kan,, nro ut Wlllnril'u. 11. B. Anthony, A. R. Eno, A. F. Kno and 1Mb Coudert, New nrk; II. W.H. Gray, London, and Mr. ami Mrs. Georgo C. Greene, Buffalo, are ut tbo Arlington. G. II. llaskctlc, Nashville, Tcnn.; D. II. DoiiRhcity, Atlanta, (la.; Leo S, Overman, North Cnrolliiu, and Jaiue R. l.llerson, lllclimouti, va., nro ai wiu .iicuupuiiiaii. E. Bradford, Springfield, III.;. H. Pratt and George N. Loomls, Abbott Opera Coifi pany; Augustus Pltou, New York, nnd W. ligott, Chicago, am nt tlio Hani House. William L. Scruggs, Atlanta, (la.; Arthur 11. Williams, Manchester, N. II,; F. M. Hart and II. O. Wilson, New Yoik, and J. II. McDonald, Columbus, O., are at the National. S. J. Ritchie, Akron, Ohio; Edwin routes, editor Cioveland (Ohlol.'uieVr, and family; Rev. A. E. lleusley, Frankfort, Ky and Georgo E. Homo, Boston, are ut tho lllggs House. M, Lunev, P. M. Gallon, and C. I., San tos, Brooklin tlioy nro hero to put an electrlo motor In a car that w 111 bo placed ou thcAi cnue on Monday and It, 11, Patter son, Seiauton, Pa., uro nt tho American Houso, W. (1, Hlgglns and K. A. Lord, Chicago; K. W. Eckfeldt and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Walker, London, England; Rollu V. Walt 'and wife, Ban Fraucinco; Mr. and Mrs. William Llbboy, Jr., Princctou, N, J., aro registered at the Ebbltt House. after nnd on or nuu . .) ot No vember, 1888, . a person Introducing hlmuif as Frank 11. Noes, secretary of said company, presented himself to affiant at bis offico and objected that said Increased appraisement was improper, and rtated that tho market valuo of tho capital Mock of said company was only fifty (50) cents lu tho dollar, nud that tho saiel appraisement should accordingly bo restored to tho tormcr figure of fifty thousand (50,000) dollars: and that affiant having then no real kuowledgo of tho cnpltal slook ot said company, cither real or nominal, nnd accepting and reiilng exclusively upon tho statement of tho' said Noyes, restored tho said appraise ment accordingly. Subscribed and sworn to before mo tills lClh day of February, A. 1). 18S9. CU.UII.KS II, COI.MNH, Notary Public. Dlttrht of Cvlumbia, w: George A. Howe, being first duly sworn, depoces and says that ho Is, and In tho month of November, 188S was, a clerk lu the olllco of tho Assessor of tho District of Columbia; that ho personally know that for tlio current nteai year mo Assessor, Roswcll A. Fish, had appraised for taxation nt tho sum of one hun dred thousand (100.000) dollars tho capital 6tock of tho Hvonlng Star Newspaper Compoiiy; that tho schedule ou which such appraisement was mado still exists among tho tiles of tho said Assessor's office; that some time in tho latter part ot November, 1888, Frank II, Noyes, secretary of said Evening Star Nowspapcr Company, called at the olllco of tho Assessor when af fiant was present and entered Into aenntrr f atlon with said Assessor, which alllant did not hear because of tho low tono lu which paid Noyes spoke; that upon tho conclusion of said couveisntlon said Assessor asked nfllaut to procure from the file said schedulo aforesaid, which affiant elld, and handed thcsanio to said Assessor; and that said Assessor then changed 6ald appraise ment to the sum of fifty thousand (50,000) dollars, and handed to nfllaut said schedule witli saleleiiongo marKcii inereini, nun ni flant restored tho sumo to tlio wild Hies, where It now Is. Subscribed nnd swotn to beforo mo this 10th day of February, A. 1). 18S9. Cuts. 11. Collins, Notary Public. Losses by lire. i.. ibld, Mass., Feb. 10. Orel's furnl it i.'ockwas burned early this morning, u . kss,ls $o,000; fully Insured. ' oos, Feb. 10. Threo blocks of build- , nalnly used ns storehouse, wero eto d by fire to-day at Mabchcstcr. Tho ...i. ...i ... Iirn ruvi I . CBMliiuieu ui tw.n,vov -on, Mass., Feb. 10. A tiro this i ig In Urn bulldlncs No. Ill and 113 ' vny street, and Nos. 374 and 370 street, owned nud occupied by ucorgo F. Blake, manufacturer of steam pumps, caused a loss estimated at $50,000, i. Perrozzo, who occuplcil the aeljolnlng building as n ilsh and fruit dealer, also suf fered considerable los. Several firemen wcro Injured by fulling glass, but nono seri ously. A hensatlon In Nt. Louis. St. 1.ovin, Mo., Feb, 10. A sensation was created In political clrclos yestonlay morning by the announcement that Gov ernor Francis had removed Messrs, James L. Blair and' Edwarel Wllkcrson from the offices of rolleo Commissioners. Both nro Democrats nnd Mr, Blair Is a son of Frank P. Blair, No cause Is given for the Gov ernor's action, but It Is said tbo Governor desired harmony, nud that the only way to secure It w as by tlio u'0 of the guillotine. Another Tussle With the HalMlrcod. Cuimciius' Fkiiiiv, 1). T,, Feb. 111. Plucky Sheriff Fljnvcr has had another ttiMtlowlth the linlf-brecels In attempting to collect tnxes. Yesterday tho sherllt seized somo horses belonging to a half breed. He was. overtaken before reaching town byh mounted bond of fifteen half breeds, armed with gun. They took tho borscB from the sherllt nnd rodo oil, tiring their guns nnd hooting in the Indian fashion. Indignation runs high, and, without submission ou the part ot the half-breeds, blood may bo shed. Thcro Is no danger of the white scttleis being mo lested, Tho Now Secretary Dined. Representative Hatch of Missouri dined the .House Agricultural Committeo at tho Rlggs Houso last .nighty ami Secre tary of Agriculture Colmaii nnd Spcakor Carllslo were giicbts. Secretary Colman, Chuliman Hatch and others mado speeches. Tho other guests present were Congress- men A, j. jiawiison oi .uuniiiuu, .i. n. Morgan, P. T, Glass, Edward Burnett, C, W. McClnmmy, Marlon Biggs, E. H. Fun Mon, Gcorgo Hires, Edward -H. Conger, Jacob J, Piigslev, John Pntlon, Fred. T, Do Bols, R. 5l. Wallace, dork of tlio com mittee; Fruuk O. Nesbitt, Hon, Walter 1. Hacnud O'Brien Moore, An lhiRlua Completely Demolished. Ki'.okuk, Iowa, Feb. 10. Yesterday inclining tho South-bound Chicago, Bur lington und Qulncy passenger train, duo hero at 10:30 a.m., crashed into a snitch engine, standing on the main track, as it wus entering tills city, completely demol ishing tho p.isocugt.T engine und luggugo car und teailng up tho tender of tho w Itch engtrc. Ouo passenger was slightly Injured, RiilldliiK I'ermlts Issued. Isabella Howling, erect a two-story brick ejwi'lllng, 1310 Thirteenth street northeast, to cost $000, E, S. Kennedy, erect a two-storv dwelling, 30(1 K slroot northeast, to cost S&.fWO. John A. Bryan, four two- story ilw filing houses, 13 by 38 feet, 059 to Ota. alley In square 878, $3,500. It. II. Bailey, tw o tw o-story brick dwollliigs, 13 J by 30 feet, 003 and 005 Lttiect eoutkweet, . Thomas Gorrett and A. A. Tappen and wife, New York; C. Corbett. Richmond, Va,; W. T. Helm and wife, Atchison, Kan., are at tbo St. Juuies. They Sot Themselves on I'iro. Dktiioit, Midi., Feb. 10. A special to the AVic from Port Huron, Mich., says: Mrs. Barney Heeler, living ou tho Water street Hat, locked her three children, aged 3, 4 and 0, lu tho house yesterday, whllo she went downtown. Tho children sot Ore to tho house, nnd when rescued by neighbors were unconscious. The two youngest chil dren died last night nud tho other Is not ex pected to recover. ' Capsized In ll Squall. PoitTLAM), Oiik., Feb. 10. A dispatch fiom I'm t Tow nsend reports tho capsizing of n sloop owned by Cnptnln Henry McAl mond during a septall in the straits off Point Wilson. Tbo news was brought to Port Tow nsend by the steamer Wlldwood, whoso captain reports that ho saw her two fishing boats tr lug to tow her to the near est port. It I rumored that her captain was drowned. Sued for l.lliel. Halipax, N. S., Feb. 10. Halifax and Prince Edward Island Steamship Compauy has sued tlio HtraM Publishing Company and 11. AV. Chlpmaii and Henry L. Cblpman for 111 vl In publishing an aitlcle calculated, as alleged, to Injure tbo plaintiff. Tho dninages are placed at $33,0(X), 11, W. C blpiiian Is the agent for tho Canada At lantic Steamship Compauy, which Is a rival Hue. 1 A Suit AKiiliist u Rnllrond. New Oiti.iUN, Feb. 10. The district at torney has filed suit on behalf of tho city asalnet the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad, asking for n mandamus to com pel the railroad company to Immediately pave with square granite blocks Levee stud, from Loulsu to Poland street, a ills tuncc of eight squares, lu accordance with au agreement made by tbo railroad coin puny with tho city. It Will Cause Much-Comment. BkiiLIN, Feb. 10. It Is stated that tho Czar, tbo Czarina and tho C'zurow Itch will attend tho rcceptlou to be given ou Tuw. day next by Sir Robert Morler, tho British Ambassador at St. Petersburg, In view of the recent nuurre! between Prince) Bismarck and Sir Robert Morler, tlio Czar's unusual nuliouagq U causing much comment. Tbo Waterloo 1'OHtorUee. Watkkloo, Iowa, Feb. 10. Thomas Houlihan, tho postmaster at New Hartford, was released of his position yesterday by Postolllco Inspector llurrls. It was fouud that ho was shoit In his accounts nearly $400, Ho has made tho shortage good. Tho office was turned over to a Republican who was recommended by tho citizens, - Another iiRnoelle" Case ou Trial. Nr.w Yomc, Feb. 10. Tho work of pin curing u Jury to try Thomas II, Kerr for bribing certain iildermeii In connection with thu Broadway Surface) Road franchise was resumed Intlio extraordinary term of tho Oyer and Terminer Court to-day. O'll Dirni.iKj whom M A Cracker I'nctarjr nt Fort Wajixr turned to tbo Ground. Foiit Wayne, In p., Fob. 10. At I o'clock n. m, lira starto 1 lu tho largo four story brick block on Calhoun street, ownol and 'occupied by Louis Fox it Co. at) -w bolesalo cracker factory. It Is a completa I re, 4 . . . ' ' room. Tbo adjoining block, nlsq a four story brick, owned by William Fleming, ts a total loss. This block Is occupied by Skelton, Watt fc Wilt with n wholesale grocery and tho stock Is a total loss. Not n thing was saved In either building. Tba loss will exceed $100,030. The next block north, owned by Flcmlug it Rich, nnd oc cupied by Julius Nathau as a wholesale! liepior store, was badly damaged. A IIORItlRLI TRAGEDY. Iteports of a .Shocklncr Occurrence tea Northwest Minnesota. Aliiekt Lea, Minn., Feb. 10. A spec!! to tho Jcnirnnl sajs: "Nows ha. .Just been received hero of a horrlblo tragedy in ther town of London, Freeborn County, about forty miles from this city, In which threo persons were killed. Tbo principals wcro Bohemians. The sheriff has gouoto the scene of the crime. Very llttlo is known as jet of the particulars. It Is thought that two wcro killed at onco and the third died, shortly after, the victims all being women. No other elm ciopmcuts aro expected' "until afternoon." Narrow I'scupe of a Journalist. Los Anoelks, Cai.., Feb. 10. Aellspalchi from Atlantic nnd Pacific Junction! No Mexico, says that Charles F. Lumus, a Jour nalist and magazlno writer, who Was ralxol up In tho Murcblson affair, narrqwly es caped death last night. Lumus, who In wintering there, came out of his' cabin last night and had taken hardly a dozen Btepn wlicn no was nreu upon ny somo'unKnown person. Two charges of buckshot weru tired at him, and several of tho shot took. efTect In his face, but produced no scriou Injury. Lumus ha written several articles favoring the punishment ot certain -wealthy men, whom bo declare to bo murderers. Thcro is no clue to his would-bo assassin. FINANCIAL AND COMMKRCIAL. Tbo Stock nnd Money Market. Nkw Yoiik, Fob. 10. 1:30 p. m, Moner closed nt 'i per cent., tlio only rate Ot tho mcrn'ng. Excbaugo closed steady; posted rates, 4S74S9J; actual rates,' 480i130J for sixty da) s and 4S04SOr for demand. Governments closed steady; currency Cs, 120 bid; 4, coupon, 188J bid; 4Js, do., 109 bid. Pacific Railroad bonds closed as follows: Union lsts, 1131 to 117; do., Land Grants-, 102 to 105: do., Sinking Fuuds, 130 to 1 : Centrals, 11B to 117. Tho stock-market this morning was mod erately active, and tho change In price wero very slight ns a rule. Erlo was about the strongest stock on the list, but even, that stock did not record any great advance. Its closing prlco being only per cont. higher than that ot last night. Tbo rest of tbo list was gener ally firm nnd closed at. fractional advances, except lnho case of St. Paul, wblch was qulto freely sold, and declined. fi per cent. The bank statement to-ehvy was favorable, showing au lucreaso In tho reserves of $II,14'J,025. Tlio sales to-day amounted to 153,07V share. The New York .Stocks. Tho follow Ing are the prices ot tbo Neir York nud Chicago markets as reported by special wire to C. T. Havcuncr k Co., 031 F street northwest: Can. Pacific. Can. South. Ccu. Pacific. 1). L. .V W, Del. A Hud., F.rlo Jersey Con. L, A N I.. S MK. AT. Mo. Pne N.Y.AN.K. N, Y. Cen.. N. Pac do, pfd. O. 553 flfll 14!ii 1871 Mi 981 001 104i 47. 1001 "7 03j 3.30, MS ;w 14' Northwest Omabu do. pfd.. P.M.S.S.... 137JiRcadlng SOI: It. AW. Pt. 0S do. pfd... our, at. l'nui... tOI jj'Tox. Pac: ,lTnlonPac 31, W. Union 48 101)5 273 023 iPetroleiim. 'Am. Cots'd lAtchATop .Chi., B A QJ O. J 03 38J 48? an 'tiYj ail 053 801 111 501 5U 1031! iao tor cw rsi 40 274 044 801 00 5.81 MS loan in' Appeal Rejected. Feb. 10. Tho Judge before Vllllaiu O'Brien's appeal from tho sentenco of Imprisonment, which ho I nt present solving, was argued to-day eleclliicd to allow tbo nppe.il. A Mllllon-Diillitr lire. Montiievl, Feb. 10, 3 p. m.A terrible fire Is raging ou Mill street, near tho canal, Ogllvlo's elevator, Peck, Benny A Co.'s rolling mills are all elestroyed. Tho fire i still spreading. Lois already over a mil lion dollars. Kevretnry lMwnrds Return. New Yoiik, Feb 10. Tho Hon. II. O. Edwards, first secretary of tho British Le (ration at Washington, arrived hero on tho steamer Britannic from Liverpool to day, Tbo Chicago Market. Open. Close. Open. Close. wheat row. May.... 1071 HI March., ll 00 1! 0O June 1041 -1051 April.., :..,.. Julf .. 041 05j May 1130 1 1 21) COHV LAUD. March 34 341. March r. . 0 05 0 0.1 April.... ofil- 351. April.... May I Ml May 0 711 0 0O OATS, March.. April May 38 271 Washington Ntoclc l'xcbaniro. Miscellaneous Bonds W. (. K. n. Co., 103; Masonic Hall Ass'n, 100; Wash. Mnrket Co., 115;Wash. Light Infantry. 1st, 1001: Wash. Light Infantry, 3d, 00: Wash. Gas Light Co., 13t; Wash. On Serin, 123J. National Bank Slocks Bank of Wash., 320; llauk of Republic, 175; Metropolitan, 300; Central, 210; Second, 151: Farmers' and Mechanics', 105; Citizens', 125: Colum bia, 128, Rallroud Stocks Washington A Georgc tn ii, 915; Metropolitan, 11-i; Coluinbla,'J0; Cap. A North O st., 117. Insurance Stocks Firemen', 10; Frank lin, 41; Metropolitan, 74; National Union, 10: Arlington, 105; Corcoran, Ul; Columbia, i;ih Geiuiau-Aiuerlcuu, 187; Potomac, S3; Rlggs, 8. Gas nnd Electric Light Stocks Wash ington Go, 41; Georgetown Ga, 401: U. 8. Electric Light. 53. Telephono Stocks Chesapeake A Poto mac, 701. Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Mar ket Co., 101; Washington Brick Miichiuq Co., 200: National Press Brick Co., 30j Great Falls leo Co,, 118; Bull Run Pano rama Co., 341; Real Estate Tltlo Insurance, Co,, 110); National Sate Deposit Co,, ; Amorlcan Gruphophono Co., 30; Columbia Title Insurance Company, 51. Xocal Weather Indication, llalu; slightly warmer; easterly wluJj, '