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WASHINGTON, Pill DAY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1889.
Pit ICE TWO CENTS
L00K8 LIKE WAR.
j:xcitjnci nkw.n iwciuvkh riioai
A Itrpnrt Tlmt tlm Aincrlrnn Vessel
Nlpslc Has Ilccn 1'Tred Upon by tlio
(ii'iiimii Tho Nnvy Department Has
llrcelvril no Confirmation or tlio Hu
mor Kxcltod Commonly.
A prlvnto dispatch from Son Francisco
tills morning Mill: "It Is reported that tlio
V. S. man-of-war Nlpslc has been fired Into
unit unk by tlio Germans nt Samoa."
Iwpilrynt thoStoto nnd Wnr and Navy
Departments to-day ellcltod no confirmation
nf the report. Mr. Walker Illnlnc, who Is
acting as Assistant Secretary ofJState, snld:
"We nro not lu receipt of any such Infor
mation anil know nothing at all about It, It
It has occurred. Tlio first d beard of the
matter wns through tlio Inquiries of tlio
newspaper inon." Conunodoro Walker,
Chief of Navigation, said that tlio Nnvy De
partment had not heard of any trouble at
Tlio SMctcfiiche Ztilung of ltrcslait cays a
sensational dispatch has been received
M (Ming that the German warship Olga bom
barded Matuafa's camp, wheroupou tho
commander of tho American war vessel
protosted, but tho protest being, unheeded
he fired on tho German vessel doing con
siderable damage Tho Olga then blow up
the American vessel with all bands by
menus of a torpedo,
llxcltcrf Comment on tho Slrnot.
"Wo could whip them In five minutes,"
said a young man with oyc-glasses. An
excited crowd bad gathered in front of Tun
Clime's bulletin announcing tho abovo
"The nawsty, mean old things! I bopo
they will goto war, and I know tho United
States would whip," said a young lady
"Day's goln' to bo mo' trouble for item
tullnd people In S'mo', sho," said an old
"They can count mo In for one soldier If
Harrison wants any," Bald l'ollceman
"I'm ready, too," said Police Lieutenant
"We'd do 'cm iu two weeks. Sec t" said
a stout young man.wlth a rcd-strlpcd col
Inn "Dear inc, I do liopo it ain't so," 6ald au
old lady, with steel-bowed spectacles.
"These Germaus uso such awfully bad
They were, individuals in tho crowd abou
tho war bulletin in The Cuitic's business
office window. Thoy all thought that war
ought to bo declared, and that if it was,
licnnauy would bo whipped in from two
day, as some thought,' to u month, as tho
least blood-thirsty placed tho time. .
A man with a silk bat salt! he wanted to
ecu' n war becauso "those it n Germans
have been talking too much already."
Over nt tho polico station tho story of
the bulletin In Tin: Oumo window was
Every policeman in tho statlon-houso
nho wasn't asleep volunteered on tho spot,
and ono of them suggested that thoy all
march up to the State" Department and en
list at ouco. Scrgcaut llyrnes said he
would sooner fight tho Germans thau not,
and they all 6ald thoy wished war would bo
Ono policeman said ho had fought four
months for the Carllsts In Sraln, and that
be had been a soldier five yoars and would
like to try it agalu.
The quietest sort of pcoplo became war
like and thirsted for Gorman goro tho min
ute they read tho bulletin In tho window,
mill from tho talk ono would think that
Americans would rather fight than cat.
Till". AllMY ANI NAVY.
Lieutenants F. V. Oilman and E. II. 0.
l.eutzc, Lloutcuant (Junior grade) F. F.
Fletcher and F.nslgn T. S.ltodgers havo been
ordered to examination for promotion.
Lieutenant Howard 8. Warlngton has
ucen ordered to mo nyurograpuic ouice.
Lieutenant II. N, Schacfer, Ensign Joseph
llcalc, Surgeon G. P. Bradley and Passed
Assistant Engineer J. M Emanuel and
Chief Engineer J. 0. MiicConncll havo
been ordered to tho Mohlcau.
Assistant Engineer W. 0. Herbert has
been ordered to tho navy-yard, Boston.
Lieutenants F. M. llrumby, Charles E.
Tox and II, M. WItiel, Surgeon II. J.
Boblns, Chief Engineer G. J. Uurnap,
Paired Assistant Engineer A. II. Bates,
Naval Cadets Edward Morlo.S. P. Edwards,
James J. Dalllngcr'aud Charles E. John
ton havo been ilotachod from the Mohican
and placed on waiting orders.
Assistant Surgeon Georgo A. Long has
lictn detached from thu llug-shlp Vermont
mid ordered to tho Mohlcnu.
Passed Assistant Engineer W. It. King
bus been detached from tho Naval Academy
viid placed on sick leave.
Assistant Epgluecr Georgo E. Hunt has
been detached from tho navy-yard at Boston
and ordered to tho Chicago.
lleusiiti of tho Thirteen Votes.
After n highly eulogistic speech In tin
New York Chamber of Commcrco yester
day, Mr. Clovoland was proposed for hon
orary nicmbersmp. When tho speakor, Mr.
Oir, finished, Colonel-Frederick It. Conk
ling aroso and made a speech against tho
adoption of tho resolution of the Executive
Committee. Ho said that ho had supported
.Mr. C'loveland ut tho polls formally high
offices. Ho objected, however, to tho eulo
gistic sentiments contained In tho nomi
nating speech, llo said If tho namo wns
Mmpiy put up without any speech no ono
would vote against It. A rising vote was
Twenty voted In
iigtilust, and a fe
illil nnl. vnln nt nil. Ml-.
Cleveland was thereupon elected nu hon
(iencriil Wininmnkm-'s Now Homo.
After looking at sovcral desirable resi
dences Postmastcr-Gon'orttl Wanamakcr has
Dually determined upon Secretary Whit
ney's pleasant house, No. 17!)1 I street,
formerly tho residence of tho Frcllughuy
ecus when Frcllnghuyscn was lu tho Senate
nnd tho Cabinet, and nt ono tlmo tho resi
dence of Senator Don Cameron. Wana
makcr secured Whltnoy's option to pur
chase tho property. Ah approved by Vi hlt
ney It is vuliicd at $80,000. It Is lu such
good condition that tho Wimiunnkcrs will
move In on Monday. Mr. Wnnnmaker will
go to Philadelphia to-morrow to innko dual
ai wngciucmg lur living uere,
Tnlu-n by Thieves.
Paul Griuncl of Medina, N, Y., had his
pocket picked on a street car yesterday
afternoon and a pockctbook containing $00
lu money, checks, papers, etc, was stolen.
Mazlo Adams, 1520 O street northwest,
lest a gold watch nud chain and tin co gold
lings f i oni her homo yostordny,
,1 W. Fnrrlsh, 0251) street northwest, had
stolen fiom Solarl's rektaurunt, whero ho
I employed, u light-colored plaid coat,
Mrs, Audenrcld lost on the 1st Instant
ii t,o)d mounted vlnnigictte, studded with
illiiinomls, It was n beautiful thing nud
was purchased In Paris nt n cost of $200,
('ongretimiiii Tiiwushcml 111,
Congressman lllchard Towushend of Illi
nois wns reported to bo dying ut thu ltlggs
Houo this afternoon, butou investigation
It wns learned that ho was merely very ill
JltHTICi: MlHUllOlt'S HUCCISHSOIl.
lifl'cel or tlio Action to tin Taken by
tlio llnr Association,
A meeting of tho ltcpuhllcan members of
the District liar, held at 8 o'clock to-day, Is
expected todccldo definitely who will suc
ceed Jtnlgo Merrick. A committee of the
liar that waited on tho Attorncy-Gcncrat
asked for mid received tho asstiranco that
ho would tako no steps with referenco to
this vacancy until tho lawyer of tho Dis
trict had been heard from.
It was requested, bowover, that tho liar
respond not later than to-morrow. Tho
meeting to-day consisted of llepubllcau
members of the liar, who assembled for tho
Surpose of fixing upon a man as n candl
ato to present to President Harrison. A
luunlcrot cllglblcs have been discussed,
prominent among whom Is Job liarnanl, nn
lndlanlan, who stands high in tho respect
and esteem of tho entlro District liar.
A. C. Bradley was also mentioned as a
man whoso mental illsclnllno. mid legal
ability would well fit lilm tor tho duties of
such a position. A. 8. Worlhlngttm Is uni
versally regarded as a mail who would fill
thoplaco iu a satisfactory manner, but it
Is reported that ho has positively stated that
ho would not accept tho appolutmcut were
it tendered him.
William 8. .MnttliiL-lv has manv admirers
among tho lawyers who would bo glad to
sco him named as the candidate.
It Is said that tho President has expressed
himself as being disposed to placo a great
deal of rcllanco upon tho recommendation
of the District liar In this matter, and for
that reason much Importance Is attached to
whatever action they may take.
I.ATK DKPAHTMKNT NEWS.
Secretary of tho Interior Nohlo went
down to tho Pension Ofllco about 10 o'clock
this morning and shook hands with bis
subordinates there. Ho stood bcsldo Com
missioner Black by tho Commissioner's,
desk in tho big squaro room lu tho south
west corner of tho building and tho Intro
ductions wero made by Chief Clerk Brock,
Tlio beads of bureaus and general officials
w cro first presented and then tho clerks.
They filed in, two by two, and it took tho
lino nearly an hour to pass and impressed
Secretary Nohlo anew with tho slzo and Im
portanco of tho department under lilm.
Tho lady employes took precedence of each
division, tho Western coming first. There
was no spccchmaklng or anything of that
sort and tho reception was asMuformal as
ono could be.
Visitors nt tlio Departments.
Thcro were not bo many visitors at tho
Departments to-day, and tho new Secreta
ries kad a little moro time to transact busi
ness. Secretary Wlndom this afternoon
gave somo tlmo to bis mall and slguc,d his
name officially to n number of papers. It
was reported that Appointment Clerk
Smith of tho Treasury luid tendered his res
ignation, but tho rumor could not bo con-
Will Assist Ills Father.
It Is stated nt' the Stato Department that
Mr. Walker lllalno wilt be appointed First
Assistant Secretary, vlco Itecvcs, resigned,
Mr. Blalno Is at present acting in that ca
pacity. Mr. Maine's Ills Reception.
Secretary of Btato Blalno to-day hold an
other largo reception. His callers Included
nearly all tho prominent men. In tho city
and was only oxqecded lii number by tho
' . Ills First Order.
Thcjlrst official order Issued by tho new
Secretary of tho Navy was a notlco extend
ing to March 15 the tlmo fixed for receiving
proposals for tho construction of an
armored coast defense vessel for tho United
Thcro was a rumor around tho Whito
House this morning that General Low Wnl
laco would bo offered tho Turkish Mission.
Vice-President Morton was an early visi
tor at tho White Houso this morning.
Young Mr. Endlcott is still at tho War
Department. lib Is acting as private secre
tary to Sccretar Proctor and Mill act In that
capacity for several days.
Bond offerings to-day aggregated $110,000
4Js, as follows: $100,000, 10,000 and $0,000,
Tho patlonal bank notes received to-day
by tho Treasurer of tho Uuitcd States
amount to $273,-100.
THK COUKT ItKCOKD
Cihcx'it CouiiT, Div. 1 Chief Justice
llingham. liockcr vs. Perkins; given to
tho Jury. Lyslo A McKenna vs. Goff;
Judgment by default.
CnniiN'Ai.CouiiT, Div, 3 Justleo Mont
gomery. Johnson it Co. vs. 1). C; verdict
for plaintiff for $475.70. Smith vs. Barker;
Judgment confessed. $310.0;). Sextou it
Son vs. ltoyco it Co.; verdict for plain
tiff, $522.70. Potts vs. Notloual Baseball
EqiTrv Coi'irr Justice Cos. Bush vs.
Stanton; auditor's report ratified. Christy
vs. Moore; II. J. Meigs, Jr., appolntod
guardian ad litem. Morrison vs. Morrison;
invcstmcnt.of balanco enlcrcd. Hartlgau
vs. Kennedy; Fred. W. -Jones appointed
trustee, vlco Kennedy, llolseau vs. Andcr
son; salo ratified nisi, llnll vs. IIall;tcs
tlinony beforo Georgo Crulkshauk, oxam
incr, ordered taken. Cooksey vs. Bryau
pro confesso against certain defendants
Dl Marzo vs. Dl Marzo; appearancu of ab
sent defendant ordorcd. Dunn vs. Dunn
reference to auditor onlercd. Christy vs.
Mooro; final docrco awarding fund to com.
plnlnant. C'labaugh vs. Chibaugh; sale de
creed, E. B. Hay, trustee, to sell, Huberts
vs. Huberts; testimony beforo Oscar Nanck
Young SIrcI Hold for Trial.
Nr.w Yohk, March 8. Tho further ox
mnluatlou of Ilobcrt Slgol, tho sou of Pen
sion Agent General Franz Slgol, for pen
sion forgeries, was waived at his request
this morning and ho was held for trial.
Sidney Knight, tho blind pensioner of Fort
Henry, N. Y., whoso signaturo Slgcl Is
charged with forging to two cheeks of $100
each, was present in court nnd ready to
testify. Ho was not awaro, until Blgel's
nrrcst, that ho was entitled to tho $S00
which thu young man is accused of robbing
him of. Commissioner Shields fixed thu
hall at $15,000;
National Mimuum Lectures.
Tho 18S'J courso of Saturday afternoon
lectures will begin to-morrow at tho Na
tional Museum. Tho lectures begin at 4:15
each Saturday afternoon. Tho lectures aru
under the auspices of tho Joint commission
of tho Anthropological, Biological, Chemi
cal, National Geographic and Philosophical
societies, Tho first half of tbo courso Is as
follows: Saturday, March 0, Professor
Daniel 0. Oilman will lecture on "lteccnt
Aspects of University Education Iu This
Country:" Saturday. March 10. Profussor
W. O. Atwater, on "Tho Composition of
our Bodies and our Food;" Saturday,
March 2!l, Mr. John Murdocit, on "Hunt
Ing and Fishing Among thu Eskimos of
Point Barrow;" Saturday, March 30, Mr.
Henry Wrtherbeo lleushaw, on "Who Arc
tho American Indians" Bntuiday. April
0. Mr, G. K. Ollbcit, on "Tho History of
Tho Korr Trial.
New Yonii, March 8. Tho Kerr trial was
resumed to-day, Tho prosecution put in
somo additional documentary evidence.
Henry A. ltnbluson then took tho stand. Iu
18S1 ho wns a mombor of tho firm of itobln
son, Scrlbuer it Bright, aud it was in a
room belonging to that llrm that tho di
rectors of tho Broadway road used to meet,
Ocean Steamer Arrived,
SofTHAMPTON.March 8. Arrived, eteuta-
ship Saale, from Now York for Bremen,
New Yoiik, March 8. Arrived, City of
Berlin, from Liverpool, and Iceland, from
A CAPTAIN TRIED.
OHAHGKS AGAINST A SnlJIIlllIt Of
Tin: I'or.ioi: j-'okck.
Tlio Commissioners 1'orm Thomsolvcs
Into n llriim-ltcnil Court Mnrtlnl to
Consider tlio Complaints or Unneces
sary Violence In Keeping Uncle the
Crouils nt tlio C'npltnl,
Tho Commissioners formed themselves
into n drum-head court-martial at 10 o'clock
this morning to consider charges preferred
against Captain of Polico Austin. Assist
ant Attorney It. E. Davis acted as Judge
advocate., Tho charges ogalnst Captain
Austin wcro preferred by .Mr. William E,
Anderson of Milwaukee, Wis., who stated
In his letter of complaint, that having per
sonally suffered bodily injury nt tho hands
of polico officers, in a manner wholly un
provoked, and under circumstances which
permitted of no oscapo from tho Infliction
of personal violence, ho makes complaint,
hoping that tho Commissioners will give
tlio matter their attention.
Ho states that he and others wcro assem
bled on tho cast front of tho Capitol, in
front of the stand on tho 4th of March,
hoping to listen to tho Inaugural cere
monies. About 11. o'clock a squad of
mounted policemen rodo Into tho, middle of
tho throng and ordered the pcoplo to clear
tho way. Ho and many others attempted
to obey the order. In this connection ho
prefers charges ngalnst Captain Austin of
using unnecessary ttfolcnco and cruelly in
directing and dealing with a concourso of
citizens peaceably assembled thcro to listen
to tho national ceremonies If Inauguration.
Tho cruelty ho charges consisted of
manifest uncontrolablo excitement and
anger in violently riding upouand beating
Tho deportment of that officer was out
rageous and violent, his bearing and
languago so Indlcntlvo of ungovernable, ex
citement and fury that many of tho pcoplo
crlsd out, some iu fear and some In expostu
lation. This seemed to bo quite misunder
stood by Captain Austin, who evidently
felt that bo was dispersing n mob and not
directing pcacablo citizens. He further
charges that Captain Austlu struck him
with his baton without provocation.
Ho furnished the names of J, P. Hoover
of Wolfsvlllo, Mil., J. D. Spellman of Port
laud, Vt.. and D. E. Daruclllo of New York.
Tho address of Mr. Anderson is at the
Ebbltt House, this city.
Caption Austin, tho accused, and Major
Mooro and Police Surgeon 8. A. II. McKim
made statements beforo tbo Commission
ers. Major Mooro and Captain Austin
stated that when tbcp roccsslou catuo upon
mo souiu sine oi tuo cupiioi mo crown ou
structedtho passagoway, aud a consider,
ablo effort was necessary on. tho part of tho
mounted polico to get them back. Tho
procession was slightly delayed, and no un
necessary forco was used in getting tho peo
ple back far enough to allow tho proces
sion to pass. Captain Austin donlcd
striking tho complainant.
Mr. Anderson was not present to sub
stantiate his charges or to identify Captain
lu view of all tho clrcnmstouccs, tho Com
missioners mado tho following order:
"Tho Commissioners, hating met nt their
ofllco at 10 o'clock a. m. this day, pursuant
to notlco In thnt behalf, for.tlio immoso of
considering tho complaint of William E.
Anderson against Captain Mauvlllo A. Aus
tin of tho polico forco, charging him with
unnecessary violetico toward said Anderson
on March 4, Instant, and having awaited
tho appcaranco of Mr. Anderson until 11
o'clock, proceeded to a consideration of
"Whereupon It was by tho Commission
ers considered that, owing to tho absence
of Mr. Anderson. It was (mnosslblo to de
termine tho identity of Mr. Anderson as a
person toward whom violence of any sort
was used ou tho day mentioned, cither by
Captain Austin or uny other officer, nnd
that from tbo statements of officers present
ut tho tlmo and placo mentioned in said
complaint It appears that Captain Austlu
used uo violence toward any person whom
soovor. "And It is accordingly ordorcd that un
less Mr. Anderson shall duly formulate
written charges' on oath against Captain
Austin in ino premises, nun snail uuiy pre
sent himself and witnesses, if auy, iu sup
port of said charges, no further proceedings
be hud in tho premises.
"And It is ordered, further, that n copy
of this mlnuto bu sent Mr. Anderson at tho
address furnished by him to tho Major of
rnoM ATX FAItTd.
William Kelso, a wealthy drover at Sa
bine, Ohio, Is mysteriously missing.
Steinltz, tho champion cnoss player,
sailed from I lavana yesterday for Now York,
Tho weavers at tho Hlgglns Carpet
Works, New York, havu voted to continue
Alexander M. Sulllvnu says ho would
not accept tho presidency of thu Irish Na
Tho "American Magazino" of New York
has suspended publication on account of
lIucldhiB Down to Work.
Ex-Prcsldcnt Cleveland drove up to tho
London and Liverpool nnd Globo building,
In New YorK city, yesterday morning,
shortly beforo 11 o'clock. With lilm wcro
his partners, Messrs. Stetson and Mac
Vengh. Tho party took tho elevator up to
thu soventh floor, where thoolllccs of Bangs
Stetson, Tracy it MacVeagh arc, and there,
In tho fut'uro, Mr. Clovcland may bo found
during business hours. As ho stepped from
tho elevator tho ex-Presldeut handed tho
elevator boy a silver dollar, much to thu
confusion and pleasure of tho lad. Mr.
Cleveland was In turn introduced to tho
Junior members of tho llrm with whom ho
is to bo associated, and then went to Ills
private room, which Is comfortably fur
nished. Ho began work Immediately, ami
at 1 o'clock, went to luncheon with Mr.
Stetson at thu Down Town Club, Ho re
turned to work tu thu afternoon.
Inuieinliiff the llrltlsh Navy,
London, March 8. In tho Houso of
Commons this afternoon Sir Georgo Camp
bell,, Liberal member for Kirkcaldy, Scot
land, gave notlco that, he would Introduce
a resolution opposing tho bill for lliu in
crease of tlio navy until tho Government
submitted a plan for tho country's do
fenso by tho combined aid of u citizen forco
and thu coast ilefenso forces.
Howard of Clilvr.
Ti'DUOiA, In.., March 8. Fifteen young
men of Arthur wero seriously poisoned
Thursday by drinking iidor from a barrel
which a groccrymou ullowcil to remain In
his back yard over tilght, and which somo
wretch had drugged with croton oil. All
wero made very 111, but It Is not believed
that any of tho ca&es will prove fatal,
A lllc rulliirii lu IIiikUiii,
Boston, Mass., March 8. Tho Billfold's
Sons' Lithograph Company suspended to
day. Its capital Is $175,000. It probably
does not oho abovo $100,000, It owed
501,210 last September.
Ileal F.ntiite Tranter.
John Cassells to Charles II. llaub, sublot
43, squaro 120, $1,250,
Ncttlo T. Sawyor to Ellen S. Mussoy,
pint lots 7 and 8, squaioTil, $7,200,
Louis P. Shoemaker to James O. Me
flulrii, Miblot UK), squaro 237, $7,155.
Charles Walter to Peter Pclka, part lot
10, square 510, $2,500.
Mary A. Laugdon to Louis V. P.ltchle,
lot 181, square 101, Georgetown, $1,029.
Joseph Burroughs to t in, P. Kcllogij,
part lot II, square 151, $0,897,45,
HA Villi lium A PANIC.
Tho Prompt Action of tlio l'lro Depart,
mint nt (lie Itcrrnl Hull.
Tho danger from flro at nn Inaugural ball
is greater thau most pcoplo think elnco tbo
introduction nt electric light wires Into thu
ball room. Thcro was n slight flro In tbo
Inaugural ball room on last Sunday, but
tlio fact was not known otitsldo of tho
building, becauso any publicity given to
tho clrcunistaucowould have caused scilous
apprehensions on tho patt of most pcoplo
attending tho ball, and even prevented tbo
attendance of somo.
Tho Insulation become removed from ono
of tho electric, wires, and tho latter, coming
Incontact with somo of the decorations, set
flro to litem. Tho firemen, who were posted
In every quarter of tho building, discovered
tlio llamo and quickly extinguished it with
out tho aid of flro extinguishers, and tho
matter was kept a profound secret.
Chief Engineer Parrlsot tho Flro Depart
ment has received tho fotlolng from Chair
man llrltton of tho inaugural committee:
"I otiftht to havo written you a letter yes
terday, thanking you and tbo members of
your wcll-dlsclpllncd department for your
courtesy and efficiency In tho performance
oi iiuty at tno inaugural nan nuiiuing. ino
crowd of visitors, ami not lack of apprecia
tion, prevented my doing It as promptly as
"On bcholf of myself and tho other mem
bers of tho committee, aud tho ninny thou
sands who attended tho Inaugural ball, you
will please accept my slnccro and earnest
acknowledgments of tho fidelity, ability
and zeal with which tho service of your de
partment was performed. Although tho
building was tilled with n large mass of
electric lights' and wiring, aud with quan
tities of Inflammable material In tho shape
of bunting and other decorations, yet so
perfect wcro your arrangements that wo
never folt a moment's uneasiness upon tho
subject of fire. Our District has reason to
bo proud of tho high standard to which you
and thoso.uudcr you have brought Its Flro
Colonel Ocorgo C. Tlulinnor Heine
1'iished for Mr. Wlmlnm's Assistant.
An unusual eveut In tho way of recom
mendation for nn Important place, un
sought and volunteered, is in two memo
rials to tho Prcsldout and Secretary of tho
Treasury by tho most important business
houses of Now York and Philadelphia
They ask that Colonel Georgo C. TJchoiior
of Illinois, long connected with the
Treasury Department, bo mado Assistant
Secretary of tho Treasury.
Tho memorial from Now York merchants
is tho strongest that ever camo hero for
such n purpose. It Is signed by Messrs.
Cornelius Bliss .t Co., II. B. Clalllln it Co
John F. Plummcr it Co., A. I). Whitney it
Co., A. D. Julllard it Co,, II. K. Thurbcrit
Co., W. L. Strong it Co., Lawrence it Co.,
Tcft, Wellcr it Co., Swcctzcr, Pembroke it
Co., Curlinm, Buckley it Co., Coffin, Alto
mus it Co., Lcland, Whitney it Co., Sulli
van, Vail it Co., tho Silk Association o!
America, Marshall, Field it Co., Annul
down, Smith it Co., Wcndall, Fay it Co.
and others, In all representing over $:i00,
AlTint A llHIM.lANT ItlUGN.
Tho Whitney Itetilrli to Thotr Old
Homo In New Vork.
Ex-Sccrctary and Mrs. Whitney and
party left In a special Pullman car over
the Pennsylvania Bond this morning on the
11 o'clock train for New York. A great
crowd of friends thronged tho Baltimore
and Potomqc station, and there was au
earnest regret In tho farewells to tho ox
Sicrctary nnd his wifo which must hnvu
pleased, though it. saddened them. Tho
Whltncys havo been to Washington what
few persoiis have over been, and socially and
officially thoy have made friends for them
selves whoso kindly feelings follow them
wherever they go. Mrs. Whitney was al
most loaded down with beautiful flowers,
and as tho train pulled out sho stood ou
the rear platform waving her adlous until
tho turn In tho road carried tlio party out
of sight, Tho train was tho finest that has
left tlio station during the Inauguration,
and had live Pullmans lu addition to tho
Frosldcnt Harrison Itrc'elvrs another
Throne of Callers.
President Harrison went through thu
ordeal of another largo roceptlou. After
shaking hands with about 000 pcoplo lu tho
East Koom, Including tho delegates of tho
National Department of School Superin
tendents, ho found the strain growing too
severe, so ho went nut on thu portico nud
bowed to about 1,500 who passed in front
Among tho President's callers wero Gen
eral Butler, General Lew Wallace, Senators
Aldrlch, Chaco and Iliscock, ox-Senator
Bruce, cx-ltcpresentatlvo Lynch, ltcprc
scntatlves Boothman, Harden, Httt, Can
non, Spoouer, Sawyer, Hlcstand, Baker,
New York; L. AV. llrowii, chairman llepub
llcau Stato Central Committee of Ohio;
Anderson,. Kansas; liitterwoithniut thu
Virginia Knox .Sulni," for Divorce
Tbo Pittsburg papers stato that Virginia
Knox of that city has applied for a divorce
In tho courts of Italy from thu man whom
sho married somo flvo months ago, suppos
ing him to bo the Count dl Monteroale. Tho
latter Is cow In New York city, having ar
rived from Europe on Sunday. When Vir
ginia Knox arrived tu Italy sua found that
her husband derived his titlo from his first
wife. Sho lived with hor husband for sev
eral weeks, bill, It is alleged, ho offered her
such Indignities that sho had to leave him.
Her uncle, K. F. Matthews, of Philadelphia
was at that timo In Paris with his family,
aud the Countess Bent for him aud thoy im
mediately asked for n legal separation.
Miss Knox then accompanied l'Dr undo to
Purls, where sho is staying at tho present
-time. Tho abovo story was learned from
friends of the Knox family.
llurliil 1'tirllllU Issuoil.
Burial permits lmvo been Issued during
tho past twenty-four hours by tho Health
Officer us follows:
Carrie A. Clapp, 27 years: Josoph A.
Gingcll. H mouths; Delhi J. tkhultz, !J
years; Mary 11. Germulter, !UI years; Mary
A. Bryan, 71 years; Hurry H. Bacon, 03
years, and thu following colored: Mlnuto
11. Hunter, H years; May Brown, 73 years;
E. Brown, $10 years; Georgo llecil, 45 years.
A iilO,000 llaltlmiirfl Fire.
H.u.TiMOnr, Mi., March 8. A flro in tho
fiiroltmc warehouse of Morton I). Banks,
No. II Noith Gay street, this morning, do
strayed the building nud stock. Tho stock
was valued at $10,000, fully Insured. Tho
stock of tlio enrpot warchouso of Lch it
Jones, adjoining, wns totally ruined by
smoke and water. The llrm estimates Its
loss ut $415,000 to $10,000,
A MIksIuk Miiii'i. Iloity I'ollncl,
Tho decomposed body of n colored man
was found floating lu tho liver ut tho foot
of Ninth street this morning by Albert
Luekclt. Thu corpse wns conveyed to tho
morgue, where It was Identified as thu re
mains of Peter Hawkins, who resided at
1222 Third street soul Invest, and who bus
been missing from his homo fur several
FresliU'iit Carnot Will Sign It.
I'aiiik, Maich 8. It Is officially an
nounced that Prosldent Carnot will to
morrow sign tho decree rovoktug tho de
crcu of cxllo against Due d'AumuIe.
Sentenced to Hang,
New Yoiik, March 8, Jnmwi Nolan was
to-day sentenced to bo haugod on April 20,
for tbo murder of bis mistress, Emma
Bucl, on November 20,
in Tin: mn:i-:x's intAWiNO-itooai.
Tbo American I.'aillns l.'uslly Iloro Oil"
LoMiosr, March 8. Ily comparison of
notes, tho foreign contingent at thoCJuocn's
drawing-room recently wcro of tho opinion
that tho few American ladles there boro on"
tho palm for leauty. Thcro werofewof'
tho lately authorized high dresses to be
seen, nllhough Ihey would havo been nn
Improvement to tho looks of many of the
aristocratic ladles there,but thoso dlsplajcd
were not very much commented upon, but
To repeat what it Is to be hoped is nn
truo of tho American Indies now In Loudon
they nro credited with feeling a secret
pleasure nt tlio absence of thu Duchess of
Mailborough from tho lovce. It Is truo
that her graco announced that sho did not
earo to bo lliero mid would bu Introduced
to her majesty ut some future drawing
room, hut the general opinion Is that tho
plcasuro of the Queen's acquaintance is ono
that she will never know. It Is eertaluly
humiliating to the lady In question to meet
with nothing but cold looks In tho land of
her adoption, but sho Is not likely to re
ciive much commiseration, particularly
from her compatriots.
The topic of political conversation at
present Is the apparently unavoidable
chnngo that will bo mnde In tho personnel
of the Government. It Is growing raoro
certain that Attorney-General Webster's
resignation will bo accepted and present
positions shitted about somewhat. It Is
said that Homo Sccretaty Matthows will re
tlrowlthsomo honor as compensation for
his labors a scat In tho upper Houso Is
hinted at and that Mr. Gosehcti, chancel
lor of the exchequer, will succeed Mr.
Sinltn as Uovcrnmcnt leaner or tlio House,
the latter honorable gentleman, after sever
ing bis plcblnn connection with trade, to bu
reworded with a peerage.
But tho best and trump card of tbo con
servatives Is Lord Hartlngton. Thoy did
not expect to play this card so soon, but
tho 7'iwrj' fiasco has rendered It expedient
to iusplro greater confldenco In tho mlu
Islry, and Lord Hartlnglon is said to be tho
man upon whom the Government now plu
their faith. He is believed to havo great
inlluenco In tlio dissentient Liberal party,
and his acceptance of ofllco under Lord
Salisbury may bo tho means of arresting
ministerial decay ond ottering fresh guar
antees In favor of Liberal measures.
Whether or not these changes would 6avo
thu Uovcrnmcnt depends In if largo measuro
upon tho manner lu which' thoLlocrnls cud
Nationalists follow un their recent victory.
It Is confidently believed by many of tho
opposition that It the present advantage is
managed rightly tho 'Vnirs' dofcat may bo
mado to Includo Lord Salisbury's Govern
ment. This Is found to bo the opinion, not
only of tho hotheads of tho two opposing
parties, but also of tho moro solid and
I'.ntl of u Career Famous
Valuable to This Country.
John Ericsson, the great cngluccr, died at
bis home, 30 Beach street, New York city,
Into lust night of cystitis, lu his Sflth year.
He was bom In Sweden and camo to this
country In 1839. Ills most noteworthy
achievement was tho building of tho .Mon
itor. Captain Ericsson had been 111 nbout n .
.week only. A physician was summoned
wuen no was urt tauen uown, out owing 10
tho advanced ago of tho patient medical
skill failed to rally him. Tho deceased was
ono of a fumlly of engineers, his brother
Nils and his ncphows having nil guinea re
nown In Europe by the originality of their
engineering feats. Captain Ericsson at tho
ago of 10 constructed n miniature saw-mill
and pumping machlno that attracted great
attention In Sweden at tho time. At tho
ago of 1" ho entered tho Swedish army ns
an ensign, nnd rapidly received promotion
for tho Ingenuity displayed iu getting up
plans of foitlllcatlnns mid maps.
During his early manhood bo was to
Europe what Edison Isto America. Hu In
vented within threo years forty different
mechanical contrivances, two-thirds of
which wcro pntonted. In 1830 Ericsson
enmo to America, nnd In 18-11 began to
build the Princeton, the first naval vessel
that carried her machinery under her
watcrllne, out of the reach of hostllo shot.
This vessel dictated reconstruction to tho
fleets of tho world.
InlSOl Erlcssou built the Monitor, com
pleting her In'ouo hundred days from tho
lading of tho keel-plate. Sho airivcd lu
Hampton lioails Just In tlmo to defeat In
Mareli, 1802, tho Confederate Ironclad Mer
rlmnc, which had destroyed tlio Union
filgales Congress nnd Cumberland and was
about to sink or disperse tho rest of tho
Government's wooden fleet. But for tho
Monitor tho whole face of tho war might
havo been changed aud European Interfer
MUST FAY INTintllST.
A Decision AKiilmt tlio District ou
Tho suit of Lewis Johnson it Co. against
tho District of Columbia was decided to
day In Judge Montgomery's couit. The
action was to recover nn amount, with in
terest, on tux-lleu cortlllcuto. Tho respon
sibility of tbo District wns not disputed,
but tlio Dlstilet claimed that they wero not
liable for tho Interest beyond tho tlmo
When tho plaintiffs mado demand for tho
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pauicui in iuu eeiiiiiiuius niui .min-si.
tho other sldo contended that they wcro
entitled to Interest from thu tlmo that tho
tux had been paid. Tho Couit left thu
question of Interest to tho Jury, and they
found a verdict for tho plaintiff for thu
amount of tho certificate, with Interest from
the date of tho demand, December 15, 1SS3.
New MUsourl Fncllln Directors.
Ni;w Yomc, March 8. Tho last meeting
of tho directors of tho Missouri Puellle
ltallroad prior to thu annual meeting of tho
stockholders was held to-day. A regular
quarterly dividend of t per cent, wns de
clined. The director who will attend tho
annual meeting In St. Louis noxt week are:
Jay Gould, Georgo I. Gould, Henry G.
Mnrqunnd and Samuol Sloan. Tho party
will start to-morrow over Uiu Pennsylvania
ltallroad. After tho minimi mectfug the
paily will innko a lour of the road aud
will bo absent about a month.
Funeral of Mary I.milu lloiith,
Nr.w Yoiik, March 8. Tho funeral ser
vices over tho icmnlns of tho latu Miss
.Mnrv Louise Booth, the well-known author
ess, and for several cars past tho editress
of JlatprrU lluxvir, wcro Juid this morn
ing at her lato residence, 101 East Fifty
ninth 6treet. Tho parlors wcro filled with
friends of the deceased, many of whom
Intro won fame In tho literary Held. Thu
floral tributes wcro many and choice. Tho
lluv. Arthur Eaton, assistant rector of St.
George's Chinch, officiated at tho last sad
illes, Tho Interment was at 0)pi'ut Hill
liitorstntti Hull"' Ureal:.
C'liiC'AOo, March 8. Iowa Interstate rates
havo nt last begun to break. Yesterday
lumber rates from Minneapolis and St. Paul
to Iowa point sw cro reduced, on an average,
three rents by Minneapolis mid St. Louis,
tho St, Paul and Kansas City, the Central
Iowa and by tlio Burlington, Cedar Itaplds
nnd Northern roads, This leductlon
amounts to about $0 per cur, nnd must ulti
mately nffict nil lumber shipments for
Iowa points originating nnywhero In the
Noithwest, ns rates from all points iu that
leriltory nte based on St. Paul niton,
Colonel WIImiu's Nun- Duties,
Colonel J. M, Wilson has been ordorcd
lo tako charge of tbo work of laying n -I1-Incli
liou water main from tho western res
ervoir lo tbo city's connections In West
Washington, for which $575,000 was appro
priated by Congress. Ho relieved Major
Ljdccker, in charge ot the water works extension,
itr a ci c m.T a rii rmrvr
n ad u -iuiivi or ui.v
MliltltV l'UANKH OF TUT. IJO VS
homo or tlio Wny in Wlili-h They
Moonlit In Drlvo A way Unit Cnro
IturliiK TlKilrNoJiiurn nt tlm Nntliinnl
Ciipllnl Graphically 1'kiillid liy ! lie
The occasion of tho Inauguration was
mado more complete by the presence of
certain military gentlemen from Pennsyl
vania. Tho word gentlemen Is used ad
vlscdly, for, during their stay hero, It was
suspected by somo that their reputations as
such tollcrcd upon such a very Insecure
base, that njncro uhltl of adverse opinion
from cither press or public might sulllco to
accomplish Its overthrow.
Tho mnliner of tho nforesald gentlemen
wns characterized by what llrct Ilnrtu
feelingly describes as n "wild poelle fervor
and excess of sentiment."
This was so notlctablo that II drew tho
attention of all during thclrshort slny here,
and their merry ways had liked to havo
landed them In duress vile, such was thu
unappreclntlve stolidity of the community
among it hum they had come.
They wandered nbout our streets playing
full many n merry prank nnd doing what
best they could to lighten tho sorrows of a
weary world. They fell In contact with a
lono exile from tho celestial kingdom, and
with hearts near bursting with pity for the
poor wanderer, they cut off his pigtail lu
bojlsh Jest, thai even bo might sco thnt life
had stilt a Joyous side.
Somo colored girls whom they chanced
to meet, parted from them so, overeomo
by their extrcmo inlrthfulncss that they
wcro nlinost Irr tears. For tho chivalry
from Pennsylvania seized upon them aud
tossed them In blankets, to tho uxtrcmo
satisfaction Of tho girls nnd tholr own al
most hysterical mirth. So carried away
wcro they by their superabundant spirits,
that they shoitly after fell upon a frult
stand and devoured tho cntlro outfit, bid
ding tho proprietor, when ho fnln would
have had compensation for his stock, to
"depart hence unto hades," as a piece of
But oven this was eclipsed by tho light
luartcil way lu which they cheered tho de
sponding heart of nn outcast from Africa's
burning clime, whom they mounted nstrldo
a rail, and with gentle, persuasive forco,
cheering his heart tho whllo with churly
Jests, envricd lilm through tho streets.
Nightly they filled themselves with
alcohol flint thoy might find freer outlet
for their mirthful minds.
They descended upon n fakir and bor
rowed of lilm his wares. This was a Joko
of such exquisite quality that oven the sub
ject of It could not restrain his feelings
nnd applied to them many epithets (merely
lujest) that would not look well in n dully
But at last tho sturdy millions of tho law
descended upon soinu of them whllo In the
perpetration of ono of their most facetious
jiraiiks, and not grasping with their dull
Intellects thnt fact that all was a Jct, thoy
pioccedcd to put them under arrest. This
was too much for these benefactors of llioir
kind, and mildly but strenuously they re
fused to go, even going so far In their
sport I vo uieod as to fall upon tho polico
nnd attempt to do them up. But theso
latter unfortunately took tho whole matter
seriously, being ot a heavy disposition and
unaccustomed to Jokes and clubbed the
merry Jesters until they manifested a
spongy formation about the top of their
This is to bo sincerely regretted, and is in
danger of giving Washington a character
for extrcmo Inho'-pltiillty.
It tho occasion should ailso for these gen
tlemen from Pennlvaulu tu inako another
llt to tho Capital, It Is to be hoped that
measures will bo taken to scqiictruto them
lu somo nice, quiet lodging, apart from tho
common herd some place with walls seven
or eight fcctthlctwheru they would bo per
fectly 6afo from all police Interference aud
at llbcity to pcrpctrato their inlithful
pranks upon each other without Incurring
the criticism of an iiiiuppreelatlvu public.
If this could bo ilono tho city might bo
spared that depressing sense of having un
duly I est rallied Ihclj light-hearted Joy,
Henry Leo and llettlo Douglass; Joseph
E, Shrlver, Stockcrtou, Pa., and Adolla E,
Fcusteimaeher, Allentown, Pa,; Charles
Porker and Mlnnoy Alexander; Alux. E.
Paul, Georgetown, and Currlo Krouse,
Baltimore; Peyton T, Holmes and Llztlu
Jackson; Paul J. Mlshcaux, Charleston, 8,
C, nnd Ella 8. Thomas, city; James, l'rluuu
nnd tlcorglana Winston.
'1 0-DA Y'H CAHI'A I.TI V.S.
I'atl of llin Clmltiimll Cyelnrninil
Cincinnati, Ohio, .March 8. A forco of
nun havo been engaged for several days
past In tearing diiu n tbo building contain
ing tho Cyclorama of tho Battle of Gcttys
burg, nt Seventh and Klin Btrccts, prepar
atory to lis removal lo St. Louis. About II
this morning tho heavy roof foil with a
crash, burying several persons lu thorulii".
Thu Injured nru: Peter St. l'clcr, lnborer,
from Chicago, nged S3.
lie fell thirty feet from tho top of n dcr
rick and was badly bruised, besides receiv
ing Internal injuries; Adam McCarthy, :in,
laborer, was struck by tbo falling roof and
badly Injured; Solomon Colin, n rag and
lion peddler, who had ventured Into thu
building, wns caught lu tho falling timbers
nnd both arms wcro broken and Internally
Injun il. Hu "111 probably die. Loss,
Iliirunil liy n (lilt Explosion.
Nr.w Yoiik, March 8. John Mcllrlde,
aged II1, and John Fliiuungan, aged 31,
plumber, were engaged In connecting tho
gasplpo lu tho building II! Wnll street this
morning. '! hu lights which they were car
rj ing Ignited I lie gas from tlio main and nn
explosion followed. Tho boy wns burned
about the neck, fnco and hands ami Plan
lingnii was overcome by tho escaping gas.
Both were removed to the hospital. Tho
building Is a new ono Just Hearing com
pletion. It was damaged to the extent of
several hundred dollars.
Waym:, Miuh., TMarcli 8. A boiler In
Warner's snw-mlli exploded at 0 o'clock
this morning, Instantly killing Martin
Wcftfalt nnd slightly Injuring John Schnei
der and Lancu Wcstfall. Tho mill was
completely wrecked. Tho causo of tho ex.
plosion Is unknown. Loss nbout $5,000.
,ti:ai.usy thi: causi:.
A Trrillilo DomnAtlu Trngoily In
Fontnrlu Last Night.
Fcstoiiia, Ohio, March 8. A tcrrlhlo
tragedy was enacted hero last night, A few
weeks ago William Gessuer, n glass-worker,
went to I'lndlcy to work, leaving his wlfu
with her parents In this city. Last night ho
unexpectedly appeared, and, going to his
wifo's parents' house, called her to tho
door. IIo said something, and then sho
was heard to say "No." A second later a
shot from n revolver was heard and tho
young woman staggered back Into tho
room with a bullet In her hip.
Her husband followed her nnd Bhot her
ngnlu In tho neck, nnd sho fell to tho Hour
djlng. Tho husband turned and shot hint
self through tho neck, falling dead ou tho
steps. Thu murdered woman was young
anil handsome, and no causo but Jealousy
Is known for tho terrible act.
ms nini:tii:th iiiktiiday.
Kenem! Simon Cnmornn
Halo Old Ak-c.
llAniiisnuiio, Pa., March 8. General
Simon Cameron's 00th birthday was tho oc
casion to-day of many cordial calls on tho
venerable statesman, at his home, In South
Front sticct. Both branches of thol.egls
luluio and crowds of citizens of Hurrlsburg
paid their respects to tho nonagenarian dur
ing luo uny, wmio many telegrams wcro -received
from all parts of tho country con
gratulating him on tho occasion. General
Cameron received his callers with that
warmth of greeting peculiar to him lu so
cial Intercourse, and entertained thcmlu
conversation with reinurkablo vivacity. In
bls-prcscut condition ho bids fair tu com
plete his century ot existence.
Queen Victoria has arrived at Biarritz.
A riot has occurred among thu striking
weavers at Arincntlcrts, I'rauco.
The Flench Cabinet has rescinded tho do
crco of cxllo against tho Duo d'Aumalc.
Tho chiefs of tho Patriotic Lcagito In
France will bo prosecuted for organizing
Natives of Zanzibar nro highly Incensed
by the nctlon of u German gun-boat In firing
upon nn Arab dhow.
FINANCIAL AND COMMF.UOIAI,.
Iho Stock anil Money Market.
Ni.wYoiiK, March 8. Money, 2J(j3 per
cent. Exchange steady; posted rate, 4S0J
GitM!'; actual rates, IWe-ISOJforslxtyilajs
nnd 4WGI4S9 for demand. Governments
steady; ciirrencytis, 120bld;l6, coupon, 12DJ
bid: IJs, do., 107 bid.
'J ho stock market opened dull nt last
night's closing figures and continued dull
throughout tho morning. Tho only fea
tures'of Interest in connection with thu
dealings was an advance of U per cent, ou
Tciinc'sco coal nnd 5 per cent in St, Paul.
Both these slocks wcro about tho most
active, Hie transactions In them amounting
to about 50 per cent, of tho morning's trad
ing. Tho remainder of the list was llrm and
prices were unchanged nt noon.
The market at this writing Is dull.
The New York Stocks,
Tho following nro tho prices of tho Now
York nnd Chicago markets as reported by
special wlru to C. T. llavenucriS Co., 031
! street noithwest:
O. J3.B0 j O. 2:30
Ciin. Pacific. W)j filial Northwest. 107 100
Can. South. 031 53J lOmnlia 3 33j
Cen. Pacific I I do. pfd
11. L. A W.. HOJ UI'JJ .P.M.S.S.... 3SJ 3S
Del. it Hud 'Heading 40) 10J
F.lic 20 20 It. AW. Pt. 20 20J
Jcisev Cen ! do. pfd
. ,t N 01 01 St. Paul 03i li.il
I,. S 1031 103 Tex. Pae ... 20 20?
M.. K. AT.. 12J 12 .Union Pae.. (SO 05
Mo. Piie T.i 71 SW. Union.. 80S WIJ
N.Y.itN.K.. 47 40 'Petroleum. OU OU
N.Y.Celt .m. Cots'd 581 M
N. Pnc 201 201iAtch.tTop Bit 51
do. pfd.. 021 OUChl., BittJlOU 100
Tho Chicago Market.
WHEAT. I l'OHK,
Mav 1031 1021 May 1185 12 03
Jmio.... 07 HO .Iiinu ... 11 03 12 121
Julv tO SSS July .... 12 00 12 20
CHUN. ' I.AllH.
May W IB? May 0 05 l! 05
June 35J A18 Kluuo .... 7 00 7 00
July 301 301 UulV .... 7 05 "05
May 206 20!
June 'Ml 2l
July 201 201 n
Washington Slock Hicliiing".
Miscellaneous Bonds W. it (1. It. 11.
Co., lb; Masonlo Hull Ass'n, 11MJ; Wash.
Market Co.,ll(l; Wah. Light Infantry, 1st,
100; Wash. Light Infantry, 2d, 113; Wash,
(las Light Co., 1211; Wash. Gas Scrip. 1225.
National Bank Stocks Bank of Wash.,
1110; Bank of Ilepubllc, 180; Metropolitan,
815; Central, 210; Second, 150; Farmers'
nnd Mechanics', 105; Citizens', 125; Colum
ltallroad Stocks Washington ,t George
town, 220J; Metropolitan, 111; Columlla,30;
Cup. ,t Noith O si., as.
lusurnneo Stocks Firemen's, 40; Frnnk
llu, 41: Metropolitan, 75; National Union,
10; Ailliigton, 105; Corcoran, 02; Columbia
lilj; (leriuau-Aiueiiean, 18S ; Potomac, 85;
ltlggs, 7S. .
(Ins nnd Elcctilo Light Stocks-Washington
Gas, 411: Georgetown Gas, 40; U,
S, Electric Light 02.
Telephone stocks Chesapeake it Poto
.Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Mar
ket Co., 17: Washington Hrlek Machine
Co,, 200; National Press Brick Co., 1;
liieat Falls leu Co., 152; Bull ltun Pano
rama 41Co., 2; lteal Estatq Titlo Insurance
Co., UO; Natloual Sato Deposit Co., 310;
American OraphophouoCo., 245; Columbia
Title Insurance Company, 51.
thi: nitn.ii:cT or hisccmsion hit
tiii: ,sciiooi.mi:n to-day.
NiiperlnlKiiilonl Newell of Maryland
Iti-mls mi Intnri'stlng Fuper 1'rrsl
dint lljilo of lion iliiln iiinl I'rlnelpitl
flrlllln or Newark Also ttpcnk ou tlm
"Teacher's Examinations" was tho sub
ject the school stipcrliitendcnlsillscusscit nt
tho beginning of their third day's session at
tho National Museum this morning. Tho
paper was rend by M. A, Newell, tlio Statu
Superintendent of Public. Instruction ot
Maryland. Tho attendance was much
larger than on any previous morning and
the rases of pictures that havo beforo occu
pied some of tho space of tho lecture room
were pushed buck ngnliKt tho walls.
Thcro wcro somo 200 Indies and gentlemen
In the hall this morning.
Superintendent Now ell's paper advocated
a rigid system of examination of school
teacher. He thought, too, that tho Rendu
of proficiency necessary to bo shown by u,
teacher beforo ho was given a certificate
should be higher. Tho examinations
should, too, be mado by teachers, nnd nob
by fanners or any other sort of meu not.
themselves trained teachers. Tho discus
sion of thu paper was lead by tho superin
tendent ot thu public schools of Clovcland,
Ohio. He discussed the subject from tlm
Ohio standpoint. Ohio schools arc ad
mitted to be among the best managed In
the country, and his talk of Ohio method's
wns listened lo with especial Interest.
Henry Hone!:, deputy Stato superinten
dent of Pennsylvnnln,was to have discussed
tho pnper, but ho was not present.
E. E. Hlgbee, Superintendent of School
in Peniisjlvanla, took his placo and con
tinued the discussion. Ho thought that
tho most Important question Is, " ho Shall
Examine Teachers J" Many examiners, ho
raid, arc Incompetent. In Pennsylvania
tlio subordinate teachers nro examined by
tlio county superintendents. Tho most im
portant thing Is to detcnnlno thu real
chnrnctcrof tho men nnd women who nro
applicants. Mere questions do not uxamina
n candidate. No Stato department con
really nnd truly examine teachers in tho
Superintendent Henry A. Wlso o tlm
Baltimore Public Schools said that tbo first
requisite of a candidate should bo, "Is Ho
or Sho Healthy V" There should bo a doc
tor's certificate to muko certain. N'cxUbu
moral character should bo fully assured.
Work in the grades should supplement its;
steps In propcrordcr.
J. W. Dickinson, secretary of tho Hoard
of Education of Massachusetts, also mado
n short speech. He said that moro attention
Is now being given to tho qualifications ot
teachers In Massachusetts than over before.
"Wo are grouping towns Into districts,"
he said, "and having a superintendent to
examine tho teachers. They know that tho
teachers make tho schools." Darlington
J. Snjdcr of Ohio, Superintendent Maxwell
of Brooklyn unit E. E. While, superin
tendent of tho Cincinnati schools, msda
speeches. Superintendent White mado
qulto a long speech, replcto with practical
Information gained from his own experi
ence. He thought as Mr, Newell dldthat
the examinations should be made by trained
William Do Witt Hyde, president of Bow
doln College, then rend tho second paper
on "Examination for Promotion." Ilo did
not favor tbo rigid sort of examinations
that pupils "cram'' for and which only test
Principal William 51. Glflln of Newark,
N. J., then read a paper ou the same nul
Jcct, in which ho strongly protested against
somo of tho "old-fogy" notions of school
work and then tho suiicrfutondeuts ad
journed nud went to tho Whito House.
At 12:30 President Hnrrlson received
them, and they wcro presented to him by
iho afternoon session began shortly be
foro 2 o'clock nnd Georgo A. Llttlctlcld,
superintended of the schools of Newport,
II. I., whoso speech on Principal GlnlnV
paper was postponed for tho call on tho
President, discussed examinations. After
ho finished the programme was as follows:
"The High School nud tho Commuulty,"
by Miss Amelia C. Frucht, High School; St.
Louis, Mo.; "The Stuta nud tho Higher
Ediicntlon," by Fred M. Campbell, super
intendent schools, Oakland, Cab; "Educa
tion In tho South," by W. It. Garrett.
"Southwestern Journal of Education,"
Nashville, Teun.; "Thu National Educa
tional Association," by Albert P. Marble,
Worcester, Mass., president of tho Nn
tlonal Educational Association.
Making Clianges In Huston.
Bostok, Mass., March 8. Mayor Hart
has sent a communication to Superintendent,
of Sewers Seth Perkins, removing him front
bis position and placing tho head draughts
man of the sewer department in charge,
temporarily. This action has been ex
pected since the board of aldermen refused
to confirm tho appointment of Chariot
Norton to be superintendent of sewew,
which tho major scut to the board souiu
AuMIn Curliln's Illness.
New Yoiik, March 8. Tho reported seri
ous Illness ot Austin Corblu Is exaggerated.
Ho contracted a slight cold several days
ago, which confined hint to his homo ono
day, but he Is uow down attending to busi
ness. at thi: noTi:r.s.
lir.Asr SgniiK", Now York, nnd Thomu
JlcCurty, Sjrueusc. N. Y uro nt tho ltaurtnll.
11. 1,. Kt.rs, (.hlcngo; W. A. Bedding, New
Vork city, nud 8, K, Davis, New York, uto Ht
(loMUi.son Ou.nniT A. rmtr.i:, lllemnrck,
Dakota, and lienilng Tiiekcrinan, Now York,
nro nt Chamburlln's.
K. W. Kiinv. St, Paul, Minn.! fieorgo W.
Haw mid wife. Troy, N. Y., and J.U. Anns
Chicago, am at theNormundlo.
Mas. M. ". EfTi, Philadelphia: Miss If. P.
llnekhiy. Ilrooklyn, N, Y., and Mrs. Samuel
Crump, New Jersey, are at tho Arno,
U. M. Kkv. tiiattanooga, Tenn.: Clayton
MoMlcliacl, Philadelphia, and Henry C. Mis
laid)', Wilmington, Del., are ut Wormley's.
S. ('. Wiim.u:ii. Sandusky, O,; C. (learlnsr,
Pittsburg, l'a : M. Yoecl, Now York, unit U
M. Burnt, Wheeling, W. Va are at tho St.
flsoniiE P. Visum, Hover, llel.jll. II, Whito
nnd wife, llavcihlll, .Mii.:lMwiint Stmekor,
Boston, nnd W. W. Mitchell, Inula, Midi., urn
at ttiu National.
M. V. Haskin", IMohmond, Vu.; Georgo W.
Sellicrt. Indianapolis, Intl.: los. 11. Ucatlntr
lndlaniiMill. and W. Hose, New York, uro ut
T. P. llLAru, Atlantu, CI.).; M. V. Mnon
Baltimore: M. M. Varrell. Slider's .Point, N.
Y unit W. V. Marshall, Chicago, 111., are at
tlio Howard House.
B.ll.lle.ui! and wife unci MUsKttle Burton,
Jersey City; Paul Snllitaii, Chicago; Chariot
A. y.clU-r mid .loliu I.. Hodman, Now York,
tuunt th Harris llou-o.
P. 1'. Smith and wife. Pittsburg: Colonel
liiiubleilnr. Cleveland, Ohio: Jllt Hollo (Ini
hum, New York: II. I). Malllngly, LoiiNvUle,
ly., and James Ulxby. Minn,, are at tho Ar
Pcteii 11. Hi'iKi.EV and wlfu, Troy. N. Y,;
.1. S. Appel nnd wife, Denver! J. P. Savage,
Klonv Mtv. Inwii! Mr. and Mrs. II. Plant. Nmv
mil. N. J,.nud V. M. Meek, Kiioxvllle, Tenn,,
nro at WIlluid'K.
II. M. Wanzet. Hamilton, Ohio; T. M. Cum
mines, Montana: A. It. Cox, Jr., Philadelphia,
' t'hatles 1 Similiter. Oiimha; I.. Putrldgo,
Cuk'iiEO, mm inoinns u. uuuioy, icw uerejr,
nro nt the ltlggs Houso.
11. V. lie Woi.v. MndUon. fla.; W. W M
ray, Tennessee; Captain llench, Now o
lleoruo M. llainsey, l'eniih)ivanlut 1). How
San l'TMiclscoj 11. J, Cooper, Tampa, Plu ;
D. 1'. lit W oi.i'. Mndlson. Cla.; W, Vt Mur
Is : V..
'v ciii-tu. wlfu and child, ltoulicster: Georirn
, Hon, Illinois, nnd lleorgo W. Moore, Novr
York, uro ut the Ebbltt House.
I.ucal Weather Indication,
Pair; cooler; northwMtcrl.YjWlniVi.