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.-a;tSnk . n The Tshingt on Critic 17TH Y1GAK NO. rJ,225. WASHINGTON, D. O., FBIBAY EVENTmi, MAY 8, 1885. JvGIOE TWO CENTS ! i lv II GOVERNMENT GOSSIP. OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL IN AND ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTS. Tho BtiBslon Mission G003 to aMIcUlgran Mun Other Appolntmonta by tlie President ToUaj' Minister Hanun About to Leave for Persia District Wrahalshlp Tnlk-Wlmt Col. Adroon Snj-s About the Biiltlraoro Poatofllce Tlio President made tlio following ap pointments lo-dny : GronoK V. N. lothiigi of Mtchlgau, to bo Envoy Extraordlnai.v and Mtnliler Plenipotentiary of tlio United States to IlUSsla. Bovi WlKCill.'-TKn of Kentucky, to be Mlnlstor-Eosidcut and Consul-General to Switzerland. John i:. W. TiloMi-f-o.v of Vow Y01V. to bo Minlstcr-ftesldont and Consul-General to Haytl. George V. N. Lotbrop of Michigan Is described as tbo most promluout lawyer of Detroit and of tlio Stnto. lie is a eontle man CO yoArs of ago, of legal and lltcraty attainments of tlio highest ordor. For twenty years ho lias rofnscd to accopt ofllco of any kind, although It Is anld that be could bavo commanded auy ofllco in the clft of tbo Democrats of tbo State of Michigan. Mr. Lothrop is a gradu ate of Ynle, and was a membor of tbo class to which William M. Evarts be longed, and ovory mombor. of which has nlnco riseu to political or lltorary promi nence. Sir. Lothrop is described as a man of commanding presence, pleasing address and brilliant conversational powers. Since early lifo bo has novor abandouod tko prac tice of the law to accept any public trustor . for any otbor purpose, and bo stands at the head of his profession, Mr. Boyd Winchester was appointed as Consul to NIco and declined, for tho reason that tho position was not suillclontly lucia tlvo or important to justify him in giving up his professional engagements. Dr. Thompson, tbo now Minister and ConBul-Gonoral to Haytl, was born in Brooklyn, N. Y and is at present a resi dent ot Now York city. Ho is a graduate of tho medical department of Yalo College , and is a young colored man of most excel lent charactor. Tho Stato Dopartmont Is informed that Thompson has beon an earnest and active Domocrat nnd has takeu a prominent part in Now York politics. THK CllICAdO MARsllALSHIP. A temporary lull in the coutost for the Chicago marsbalsbip has bcou caused by the action of Justice Harlan iu designating Marshal Joues to continue to act until his successor is appointed. TIU: PERSIAN MISSION. Hon. Bayloss W. Hanna, tho new Minis ter to Persia, Is at Wlllard's, accompanied by his wife and throe daughters. In addi tion to tbo thirty days allowed by law lor S reparation, tho Government has given udgo Hanna sixty-five days in which to reach Teheran, tho capital of Persia. He will so by way of London, thence by an Hast In dia steamer down thoMeditciranean to Mal ta, tbenco to tbo Black Soa, sailing its entire length to Poti, theuco by rail to Baku and tho oU regions ou tho Caspian and across to Poisia. Judge Hanna was not at .first inclined to accopt tbo mission, but ho was informed that It was ono ot tbo most Im portant, interesting and flashing courts In the Orient, and he fools entirety satisfied that his diplomatic services will ba pleas ant to himsolf ami profitable to tho Govern ment. T HIIIOUS, 1IUT IMPORTANT WORK. A tedious, but important, ploceof work is being douo In the Adjutant-General's office. When an application is made for a ponston tbo case is sont to the Ad.iutant-Goneral's office whote tho records of tho war aro. Tbo entlro history of tho caso Is taken from these records nnd sent to tho Pension Of fico. By constant handling the originals of the various muster rolls ancj other of ficial documents of tho war, bavo became Tory much worn. Some of thorn aro roally in tattors, aud it is with the utmost diffi culty that they are deciphered by tho clerks. No coplos of thcrn oxcopt those re lating to tho troops of soveral of tho New England regiments bavo ovor boen made. Now there is a force of clerks engagod iu making copies of all of them. This is uu important work which it will take somo time to complete WHAT POSTMASTER APUF.ON SAVE. When tho news was rccolved of tho ap pointment of Mr. I. Parker Veazey as post master of Baltimore, Colonel Adroon was asked if he had been informed of it, and replied : '"Not officially. It may bo so, If Postniastor-Gencral Vilas says so. But this 70U may say : I nevor saw Postmaster Goneral Vilas upon tho matter of bolng re tained, and nover filed au application with Iilm for rcappointmout. I am very glad it is settled, but am uttorly surprised at tho position tho President has takou, as it bo lies every utterance of his on civll-sorvlca, and I am now well satisfied of tbo opinions and expressions of the proisand public that tho appointment of tho postmaster at Now York waB the payment of a political dobt, and tho more so since looking ovor my papers. I consldor I ought to speak of this matter sluco I bad placed considerable faith in the utterances of the Prosidenl, and on New Year's I pi in ted his letter to Goorge William Curtis on clvil-iervlco, and gavo it to the mon to cheer tbem up. If civil servlco is to bo earned out by hirn faith fully, I cannot sco any reason why al though I was not eager and anxious for it a reappointment should not bo tondcied to me, because of tbo system of tbo office und Its good condition, ai testified to by all classosof citizens. I have tho direct proof that tho leappolntuiout of Pearson was a roward for political services by bis frlouds to Cleveland. I will clvo It to tbo pross Iu a few days, aud it will bo satisfactory.'' TREASURE PAYMENTS. It has beon doclded that the rule requir ing Department em ploy os to receive r0 per cont. of their salaries iu silver or silver certificates is unnecessary, and heroafior only 30 por cent, of theso payments will ba ruado hi silver. It Is not tho policy of the present Secretary and Treasurer to force nllver In paying clearing-house balances at New York, and leas of that class of money will bo usod for tbo present in other cltl(H. Treasurer Jordan says that tbo Secretary is fully aware that attempts bavo boen un successfully made ovor and ovor again to forco tbo silver dollar into circulation ugnlust tho will of the people, aud is not disposed to strive to accomplish this ap parently Impossible rosult, His olforts are now bolng directed to gettlug tbo frac tional si Ivor coins Into circulation. About $31,000,000 of fractional sllvorcoiu is now in tho Treasury, wbilo tbo supply lit geu cral circulation Is Inadequate, aud tho tendency Is to decrease it. At tho samo tliuo tbo ono aud two dollar notes In circu lation aro fully equal to the demands of convoulonco aud tbo purposes of trade. Theso small notc3 aro- accumulating la the bnnks aud aio by tbem eout to tbo Treas ury for oxebaugo for uoto3 of largor.deaom inatlons. If this exchange continues the re demptions of one add two dollar notes wilt coon bavo been so oxtonsivo that tbo de mand will bo rouewed and tho notes wliloti aro now bolng shipped to Washington at public expenso will bavo to be seut luck to tlio sub-treasuries at Govorumeut oxpouso, By forcinf? the fractional silver into clrcu latlou at this time, it is claimed that -a publlo necessity nud convenience will ba piovldcd for, aa uuuecwiaty rocill and ro tonic pt'dtaalt noto will 1.3 obyutod, nu tbo expensive transportation of fractional silver i'u.ui tlio sub-troasurloi to tho Treas ury Department and back aga.n. will bo avoided. Theso objects being aicompllihod, It is also claimed that tho fractional silver nnd small not 03 In circulation would bo Jirought and kept near to tbo proportions best milieu to tuo public couvonlcuco and demand nftrado. rtCHANfllNf) lUTTERIE-i. 'Die Secretary of War has ordered a gen eial exclmugo of commands among tho seven lieutenants commanding batteries Iu tbo TI1I11I Artillery, to take eficct upon their .11 rival at Washington Barracks. A SEW IIAKKRUI'TCY LAW. Cougifisnian Collins of Boston, wlio loft for I101110 last night, has been .engagod iu ascertaining the scntlinoutof I'ongrossin connection with a bankrupt law. Ho finds thioc-fouiths of tbo members In f.wor of the measure. Mil. KIW I Nil THE .IFTTIUS. .Mr .lainos B. Kails arrived In Jtho city this morning to look aftor a 11 a Irs ebuuectod with the jetties. Ho is now deeply Inter ested In his ship-canal project, and bolloves the savlrjr of 1,700 miles between Now York and San Francisco will bo sulllclont cause for tbo success of tbo canal. (OMMtNOF.R K VNE VINDICATE!!. The Secretary of tbo Navy has received the icpnrt of a court of Inquiry appointed by tUir-Adnitial Jouctt, to Inquire tuto the course pui3ucd by Coimumandor Kano of the Galctia at tbo Isthmus, Tho 'report lias not yet btcn mado public, but is known to contain a complete vindication of Com mander Kano. Till, IIAI.TIMOUE POSTMASTER. It was slated upon good authority to-day tint the appointment of Mr. Vcazoy as Postmaster at Baltimoro .was agreed upon at a conference held last Wednesday aftor noon between Secretary Manning, Senator Get man. Mr. Randall and Kugono Hlgglns. It is understood that Senator Gorman cor dially agreed to Mr. Voaoy's appointment. ANNULLING THE SALE. Secretary Whitney has ordorod tho com mander of the Boston Navy-Yard to retain possession of the ship Niagara, pending fur ther orders. Tho Niagara was sold by auction Ibr $12,1100. Other bidders bavo since claimed that the auctioneer did not allow them an opportunity to bid and tho Serictary pioposes to investigate the nut tei. IKE PRESIDENT'S t'Ar.T.ERI. . The President's callers to-day Included Fecrctailcs Eudicott and Whitney, Souators Blackburn, Morgan and McPhorson, Repre sentatives Eapdall, Slocum, Barksdalo, Curtin, .I'ollott, Wiiklns, Klllott, Daniel and Connolly, ox-Sonator 'Lapham, Gen eral Bosccrans, Goneral and Mrs. Reno, George Ticknor Curtis, Martin F, Morris, Colonel ttobcrt Christy and Doraoy Clagctt of this city. MB, EVART.s' AMI1ITI0N. A prominent Republican politician from Albany said yesterday to the correspond ent of tbo A'oii' I'oi , (traplnv that tho only ambition of Mr. Kvarts now Is to stay lu the .Senate till ho retires from active life, and that bo wouldn't go out of his way to thwart it for anything short of the nomin ation for the Presidency. "A groat bill, suppoited by a great speech, passed by a gieat majority, ts what ho wants to leave behind him as a monument." THK PRESIDENT CLAIMS SATUT.DAV. The Piestdent has decided to rccelvo no calleis hereafter on Saturdays. Ho finds It necessary .to roservo one day for uninter rupted attontion to public business, and will dopy himself on Satuidays to all other callers than members of tho Cabinet. Ho will, put in almost thoontlro day on Sat urdays at his de3k, perusing official papers and .settling pending quostions, aud hopes in this way to accomplish much work which is impossible under the prosout stato of alVsiis, DON'T WANT TO MOVE. A coiumittcoof three Philadelphia bank presidents called upon Socretary Maunlug to protest against the removal of the offico of the Subtreasuror of that city from tho custom-house building, at Fourth and Chestnut streets, to tho new postoffico building, at Ninth and Cbo3tnut streets. Vaults and offices baVo beon providod at laigoexense iu tho now building, but the banks claim that public convenience re quires that tho office should continue at Its present location. Tho Subtreasuror concurs iu this view. Secretary Manning will in vite a further expression from Philadelphia business men. TnE DISTINCT M AKSHALSHIP. Tho candidates for tho District Marshal ship are unhappy. They say that the mat ter has not received the attontion which it deserves aud are not pleased at tho way in which they aro handicapped In their ef forts to strengthen their cases. Tbo papers are believed to bo all iu. Tbo Presldeut has fiom the first Invited everybody to file all the 1 apors they pleased. The applica tions have been indorsed and collected, docketed and filed. Tbo Presldont has soon tbem aud the Altoinoy-General has seen them, but they are in tho possession of tho President's ossistaut prlvato socretary aud the dust is gathering ou them. The Presi dent lots it be understood that ho will take up tbo papers some time when ho has lei sure, and will pick out tho ram who ap peals tu bo tho choice of the resldonts of Washington. Tho Attornoy-Goneral was a&kcd to look over tho papers and roport who this enviable individual was. He returned ' tbo documents without a recommendation, Ho was uuablo todo tciiniiie from tbo papers who was tbo most popular man. Mr. Cleveland told a dele gation of business mon several weeks ago that ho had two objects to serve in solocting a malstiai first toplcaso tbo poople of Wash ington and second to plcaso himself. The (car among tbo applicants now is that tho contention and rivalry over tho position will lead tho President to the conclusion that he cannot find out who is tho choice of the ucoplo and compel him to make the selection solely with roference to his own prefoieucesaud views.as to the most avail able man. Tho candidates sitythat there are not more tbau three or four applicants who arc at all formidable. K(lR THE WAE DEPARTMENT ONI.V. Secretary Kudlcott was observed the other day pensively coutemplatiug the construc tion of the wc3t and contral wings of tht State, War aud Navy building and gir.lnjr fiom the busy scone westward toward tho Winder building, the Signal Oflic aud the' little city of branch offices and buroaus of tho War Department. "I was just think ing," he remarked to a reporter, "tiat when this gie.it building is completed it will be just about the Tight size for the War Da piitment. All our bureaus will be together then, and we will constitute a vary happy family." "I do not know," he added jrall Innly as ho turned toward the Navy aud State Department offices that occupy two thirds ot tho building, "whit we will do with all tlio rest of cbeae good people." Secretary Eiulicott Is not alone In the dA that the groat Department building par tially comploted must somo d.ty be s;lven up entirely to tho Vm Department. It is true tbat the vast structure would not now moio that accoumodato that Department If all its dependencies now occupying rented quar ters were concentrated under ono roof. The Stato Department has always objected to boarding iu tbo same house with tho mill taiyMiid naval biaucbes of tho Govern ment, aud it has beon tho pet idea of soruo of the dlploinatio loaders that tbo Stato Da paitment should bo transferred to a pic turesque, commodious and exclusive homo eiectetl ou tbo site of tbo prosout Winder bulldinir It is. iutitu&ted that tho Archi tect lu doMguing aud Colonol Casoy tu erection tho State, War aad Nvy Dopatt nient puuatog, hAYO tad. (lie t afjjht'jd. idea thttits innumerable apartmonts must somo day be given up onlirely to the mili tary branch of the servlco, 1HK SMITH COURT. Austin P. Brown, tho contractor, was ba foro tho Smith Naval Court to-day as a witness. His examination conslstod mainly in submitting and having read a long letter addroisod by him to Socretary Wbitnoy which had beon proparod In an ticipation of tho evout that howould uot bo called to testify. It set forth tbat all tho transactions botweon himsolf aud tho Pay-mnster-Goneral were logltimato business matters, free form any collusion or Irreg ularity aud that ho had no information or opportunities that wore doniod to otlior contractors. Minor and lciroual. Secretary Lamar was not at tho lutoilor Department to-day. Congressman Dick Townsboud of Illinois was doing tho Dopartmonts to-day. David V. Stephenson, eurvoyor-gouor.il of Nebraska and Iowa, has rosignod. Tbo Po8tmastor-Gcnoral to-day appointed about fifty postmasters of tbo fourth class, All tho arrangements havo boon porfoctod for tho trial trip of tbo Dolphin 011 Tues day noxt. Horace M. Coke has tendored his resigna tion as postoffico Inspector to the Post-.mastct-Goneral. Governor Hoadiy is in tbo city to attoud the funoral of his brother-in-law, Mr. Dut ton, tbo late law clork of tho Dopartmont of Justice. O. C. Connor was to-day appointed post master at Hampstoail, Va., and Charles Brizcndino postmastor at Koxburg, In the samo State. Addison C. Getchcl) of Boston, Mass., has boen appointed a clerk of class two In tho Comma Division uudor clyll sorvlco rules. Information was received at tho Post offico Department to-day that tbo postoffico at Newport Nowa, A'a., was destroyed by flro last night. Mr. Jamoson, Superintendent of the Bail way Mall Servlco, yesterday appointed large numbers of railway mall dorks throughout bis jurisdiction. Tho now landau ordorod for Presldont Cleveland has boen dolivorod at tho Execu tive stables. The vehiclo is handsome, but, at tboaarao timo, scrupulously plain. Kx-Congrossman Jaraos B. Waddell of Kansas City, Mo., arrived at tho National this morning, and later called on Senator Cock roll and Attornoy-Gonoral Garland. T110 Comptroller af tho Currency has called for a roport of tbo condition of tho national banks throughout tbo country at tho close of business Wednesday, May 0, 1885. John M. Hlggfas denios that ho has with drawn from tho race for postmastor of Itich tnond, Va. Hon. James H. Dooloy, Thomas Potts and Dr. W. H, Scott aro hero proftiug hi3 claims. Major Jonas has notified tbo Stonecut ters' Association tbat he will bo toady to commence tho invostigatiou of tbo chargos against Architect Clark of the Capitol noxt Wednesday. A. M. Kelley, the newly-appolntsd United States Minister to Austria, accom panied by his family, sailod for Kuropa from Now York yosteiday ou thest'oam sbip Wieland. The workmou under tho Commissioner of Public Buildings and Grounds have baau engaged in repairiug tho fountalus In tho paiks and reservations aud placing tbem Iu working order. J. P. Agnow Sc Sons havo purchased the hull of tho old United States steamship Frolic, and propose to remodel it luto a coal barge. Her carrying capacity will ba about 1.C00 tons. It is understood that tho appointment of Mr. A. P. Swinoford of Marquotte, Mich,, as Governor of Alaska, has boen determined upon. Mr. Swineford is tho oditor of the Mm quelle Mining Journal. Commissioner Atkins, Major Hassler and tho committoo which went to Now York to tho superintend the oponmg nf bids for In dian supplies for tho noxt fiscal year aro ex pected to return next Wednesday. Tho Poatofllce Department to-day sent to Mr. I. Parker Voazoy, who was yostoiday appointed postmaster at Baltimore, a blank form upon which to make out his boud, Tho bond will be inoxcess for over $110,000. Tho Secretary of tho Treasury will act upon tbo report of tho commission on tho ventilation of tho Treasury building as soon as it Is decided whether a sufficient amount of monoy la availablo for tbo work required. General Benjamin P. Iiunkle, an Episco pal clorgyman at Indianapolis, who was re cently dropped from the army as a retired officer, has been replaced upon ho pension rolls of the army as majorof the Thirteenth Ohio Regiment. Presldont Cloveland has notified the At lanta delegation tbat be cannot attend the commercial convention tbero. Ho has not yet replied' to the invitation to ba piescnt at Arlington Decoration day, but It is thought that he will be prosont. Captain Couch, chief of the Oklahoma boomors, has wrltteu to Secretary I.iuiar, asserting that tbo cattlemen are still in possession of the choicest lands In the Okla homa country, and protoatlng vigorously against their being allowed to romaiu. Hon. Edgar K, Apgar of New York registered at tho Arlington this morning, and at noon paid a visit to President Cleve land. Mr. Apgar was one of Mr. Clevis Inud'.s hardest fightors at Chicago, aud by many is said to have inspired if not writ ten Mr. Cleveland's famous letter on tUa civil-service, Assistant Attorney-Genoral Bryant has furnished an opinion to N. M. Bell, Super intendent of Foroign Malls, in auswor to inquiries from Now York as to whether a letter could ba sont to a foreign port ou a vossel not carrying tho Unites States mail, Mr. Bryant says tbat it is possible, under the law, to ao transmit a letter to foreign ports, but the letter must bo inclosed iu a stamped envelope, carefully sealod &nd di rected, and defa;od by writing the date of transmission across the atauip. HOW IT CAME ABOUT. Tlie Vsllvst ManShe I'.ver . lu Illtr Life. The gentlemau from Pounsylvaula aud tbo reporter of The Critic were talking last night about ex-Attorney-Geueral Brewster. .Reference was made to the fact that Mrs. Brewster wui a grand daughter of Benjamin Franklin, and that after hor husbaud died she was a elark in tho Treasury Department. "I will tell you," 6ald tho geutl'iman from Pennsylvania," about the first meet ing between the ax-Attornoy-Geuaml and bi3 wife. Brewater, as a lawyer, had somo business before tho.bareau ot the Treasury iu which his wife was omployed. Hi wont iuto tbo room a whioh alio wai at work. Looking up and ostchiiv; a siht of bar future husband, she involuntarily ex claimed to tho lady seated uext to 'nsrt 'Weill That iu tbo ugliest mu I evar ja.v "Iu my life.' " Brewster took oil' bis hat, aud, bowinr very politely t the surprised lady, said, "Thank you, Madame. I always like to hear a lady apeak frankly what ilm thinks." An acquaintance followed and a manlago camo aftor. Brew3ter his fre quenily twitted his wife abut the tint words alio aver spoko to him. Mr. IfireUiaiitauy.jtii'a utJ 3 ear. NswAttK, N. J, May 8. Mr. Fraltog huyneu waa weaker yostorday. Dr. O'Uor Bia. tuiuk.1 t,bv tu? oud 14 diawioit aw, VETERAHS IN GRAY. A WASHINGTON WELCOME TO R. E. LEE OAMP OF RICHMOND. Tho Ex-Confodorato Vlsltor.3 E9aortod to tho White IIoubo by tlio B sys In Blue and Aftorward Hospitably En terttvlnod at tuo National Hotot. B. E. LcoCamp of Richmond, whleh has beon to Baltimoro to attond tho Giand Army reunion, arrived In this city this morning. Thoy mado a stop horo upon the invitation ot Colonel Robort I. Fleming of this city, Dr. D. W. Blls3 and Mr. 1L M. Bonnott, tho latter representing the Union Veteran Corps. During tbo foronoon, In carriages aud Knox's cxpross wagons, tho Confoderato veterans woro escorted about the city and shown tho different points of interest. At 1 o'clock, boaded by their drum corps and a detachment of tho Union Vetorans, they marched from tho National Hotol, whero tboy arc stopping, to tho Whlto House. Colonel Fleming, who formorly com manded tho militia of tho District of Colum bia, and Captain Arthur A. Spltzor, adju tant of Leo Camp, walked arm-in-arm. Several carriages followed the march. Dr. Bliss and Goneral Eppa Huuton of Virginia wero iu ono of tbem. Arriving at tbo Whito House about 1:110 o'clock, tbo encampmont, numboring ono hundred and twonty-fivo men, filed into tho East room and formed a doublo lino across the room. Congressman Wiso of Vir ginia Introduced tho commander, who in turn presoutcd tho comrados, ono by ono, and tho Prosldent shook hands with each. Tbo commanding officer said: "Mr. Presi dent, we come as prlvato citizons to pay our rospocts to tho President of tbo United States." Tbo President replied: "I am glad to seo you." After leaving tbo Whito Houso tho vete rans marched to tho residence of tbo. Hon. W. W. Corcoran, and woro cordially re ceived by him. At 2.R0 o'clock this afternoon tbero was a banquet to the visitors at tbo National Hotol. Toasts wero drank and good fellow ship prevailed. Tho visitors will leave for Richmond at 1:15 this afternoon. They spoko vory highly of their Baltimoro trip, aud bad only one thing to complain of. Tbey did not liko tho long march over Baltimore's rough aud narrow strcots. Tboy said thoy would uot havo minded such a march in this city. At tho banquet Colonel R. I. Homing presided. Thoro woro two epecially invited gucsta. Ono was Genoral Whlttakor of this city aud tho otbor Goneral Clay, com mander of the Virginia department of tho Army of tbo Potomac. DR. WALES OK TRIAL. Jlffftnnlnff the Conrt-KarMM or Che Ex-HarKeon-eeaeral. Tho court-martial convened in tho Na val Examiners,' and Board of Inquiry-room at tho Stato Dopartmont this morning at 10 o'clock, for the trial of Medical Director Philip S. Wales, United Statos Navy, charged with noglect of duty whilo chiof of the Bureau of Modlcino and Surgory. The dotail of tho court was thosamo as that already mentioned in TE Critic, vflth Bear Admiral Simpson as Prosidont and Lieutenant Leruly, U. Sf N., as Judgo Advocate. Genoral Wales sat with big counsel, Messrs. Wilson and Sands, at a table noar the entrance of tho room. On tho table wore a number of lawbooks. Iu tbo cen ter was a goblet filled with wator, iu which reposed a largo bunch of frosh-cut lilacs. Tho preliminaries worn opened by tho Judge-Advocate roading the record of tho case. Tho first incident was tho challenging of Medical Director Suddard by tho defense on tho plea of his having porsoual ani mosity toward tho accusod for tbo reason tbat whilo tho accused was chlof of tho Bureau of Medicine ho refused to dotail Dr. Suddard In charge of tbo hospital at New York. By permission of tbo court Dr. Suddard arose and stated that he held no personal feelings against the accused, and tbat his action In the caso would bo iu strict accord ance with the ovldenco and impartial. The cballonge was not sustained by tho court, and Mr. Sauds, counsol for tho do fcnso,aroso to make the opening argumoat. On conclusion of the argument at Vi-'M o'clock tbo court took a recess forono-half hour. Upon tho reconvonlug of tbo court, at one 6'clock, Judge Wilson continued tho argument for the dofonse, claiming tbat the defendant had nover taken tho oath of office as Surgeon-General, and was there fore not responsible for the neglect of the duties assumed. Mr. Blair, for the Government, said that the Government would prove that tho ac cused had assumed thedutiej as Surgeon General, and was responsible for the neg lect of tho duties. This concluded tho argument and tbo room was again cleared for deliberation as to wbother or not evidonco should bo ad mitted to show tbat Goneral Wales had not taken tho oath of office. The decision of tbo Court was tbat iho evidonco should uot be admitted. Mr. Blair then proceeded to deliver his argument for tho Government. DISTRICT MBN MUST WAIT. Ko I.ocul Appointment le be Sftsite Until lire ltntiu Censes. . Mr. Dorsey Clagett saw tho Presldeut this morning, and had some valuablo sug gestion, to make. He fouud about forty peoplo pressing for admittance or crowding around in groups, and did not secure a favorable opportunity for conversation. Ho was asked after tho interview what he learned about local appointments, Mr. Clagett replied that he gathered the impression that nothiug can be accom plished while the presont rush continues. The President cannot either listen or re member while hois besieged as ho is now and matters awaiting his personal decision will continue to wait until the President is allowed some peace and opportunity to work, Mr. Clagett is sure that the local sdlr3 have not boen reached and cannot be for tbo present. m 1 THE PRESIDSMT ALL RIGHT. AiiIOfTA Coariman Who Is Well ftatliUed With Hint. Representative Frederick of Iowa was asked by THE OaiTio ropartar to-day what the Democrats la bis section of tbo country thought of the Administration. 'Thay think vary highly of it," wu the reply "Thoy are more than satisfied with the aunuer In which tblng.i aro going: on. They apprecltto the Prosidoat'j position, ar.u believe that he in doing d7r7tbln r for tho best." "la there no kiokinir ? " "Not a kick to spok of A, for mvsalf, I have uot a criticism to make The Pies idonr. in goinu slowly, but ho -s aUlU'i ia a way that strengthens the patty -ludsitis-ticjtno paopio gonorally" Velea-uiM In itoa lilj f)970tal sactious of tho Army of tho Poto mac arrived iu tho city to-day from tUa reunion iu Baltimoro. Tbey npont some tlraoiu vioitiut! tlio Depvtuimitivid other places of mteteiit. LOST THROUGH CARELESSNESS. Yelflriln.T'M Mnine of ISnicbftlt Wilts the ft'orfolhs. Gamo to-day at (.-t!0, National vs. Norfolk. Tho Nationals lost tho game yesterday In a slovenly manner. Thoy are about two hundred percent, bettor than thoNrfolkt and only tbe loosost posslblo playing gavo (be -visitors tbo gamo. It was a bad day for tbe "two to one thoy don't scoro" mon. Mr. Hcckcr won another game yesterday In Baltimore. Tho Louisville? would save money and do Just as woll if they should discharge all of the ulue save tho catcher and Hccker. The Mots havo started on their trip, and won a gamo yesterday from tho Pittsburg!. Tbo Now York'papors aro firing hot shot Into Decker, tho umpire. It Is clalmod that ho presented tbo Providence nine with the victory thoy obtained over tbo Now York). The Cleveland ex-league toara managers aro laying their pipes to get their nine into tho Amerlcau Association, should a vacancy occur. Cleveland is not noariy so good a bisohall city as Washington, and tbo Clove land nlno Is not nearly so good a ono as tbo Nationals. Tho Nationals can boat any club in the country outside of tho league and American Association a sortos of gamo?, and most any club In thoso associations. Kennedy, a l!)-year-old pitcher, ia said to bo doing groat work on tbo Keokuk nine. An exchange says that the Eastern League pennant will go to Baltimoro this season. Yes, you'ro right. It will go through thoro lu tbo possession of tho Na tionals. Just bow It's to stop thoro is a puzzler, unless Barnle, In his frantlo but fruitless effort after the earth, shonld steal It. Tbo National managers could have se cured a fiist-clas3 catchor iu Murray, late of tho Provldonco Club. Murray was re leased on account of jealousy, it is said, of GUIigon's fiiouds. Ho was Immediately secured by 'tho Indianapolis Club of the Wostern League. Lcok out for the greatest baseball war evor known. Ac tho close of this season trio league will undoubtedly put clubs in Cin cinnati and Baltimore, dropping Detroit and Buffalo, and probably Providenco, wnilo the Amoricans will grab their players right and left, and keep all tboy now have that they want. Courier Journal. KACINU. A London dispatch says: "The race for tho ono thousand guinoas to-day was won by Farowoll, Jauo second, Satchel third. Tho rain of the past thirty-sit honra has put the Ivy City track In great condition. For the Strauss Haudicap at Lexington to-day, for all ages, one mile, Ed. Corrl gan's W. R. Woodward ia dangerous. EitherTroubadour or Joo Colton should get tho place money. Tho familiar facos of a numbor of well known horsomon have appoarod on tho Avenuo within the last day or two. Barney Aaron will do tho calling of tho winners for the book-makers this year, ATchor won the 2,000 guinea Wednesday at Newmarket for the fourth timo. His mount was Mr. Brodorlck Cloeb's Paradox. Mr. Gerard was socond for the second time. ROWING. Mr. Cumberland's new boat-house iu Georgetown Is rapidly Hearing completion, and the lockers lu tho lock-room will bs put in to-day. Tho season is backward this year. Last night not a shell was ou the rlvor. Tho Old Dominion Club of Alexandria have a new four-oared gig tbey are anx ious to .sell. It is probablo tbat tho Washington Club will buy Mr. Gibsou's s!xoarod bargo. It was mado by ono of tho best workmen in Philadelphia. Tho Ariols of Baltimore are going to en gage a trainer this season. They could not do bettor thau to get Prod Plalstod. No man iu the business cau judge a' crew or rig a boat hotter. The Columblas will not probably sand a four to tho Virginia regatta. It would break up tbe clght-oared crow who will enter l'or tho Sharploss cup. Charlio Davis will not probably leave tho city beforo tbo 1st of Jnuo. IIII.I.tARDS. George F. Slos3on loft Now York for Chicago yeitorduy afternoon just too soon to get two challenges which Jacob Schacfer formally issued to him in tho morning ono for a game nf fiOO points at cushion carroms for $1,000, and tho other for balk-lino billiards, 500 points, also for $1,000. Ho stipulated that one of the gamos should bo played withi.u a fortnight. Preparations for tho tournament that is to bring together the colored billiard cham pions of various States aro going forward rapidly. Tbero aro some very able billiard ists of color lu town who have gone into practice They can run 100 at the regular game as oasy as rolling off a log. I'lillmuu Or Slock. Philadelphia, May 8. Prosidont Pull man of tho Palaco Car Company has sent a circular to tbe ."stockholders of tbo Contral Transportation Compauy offering thorn tho privilege of exchanging their stock for Pullttinn stock at the rata of four shares for ono. PERSONAL MENTION. Z. Pratt ot Boston is at Wlllard's. E. A. Dlsler ot I'aansrlvanu U at TJtl lard's. E. F. Karr ot DedtorJ, 1M , : at the M 1. tioual. Mr. M. I'tener 0: se rr Yorx Is at the Mat -o-polltan. W.T. McBrlde aail wlte, New tortc, r WiUard'e. 0. W. Bprasue ot shlanl, Ky is at thi National. Wru, Rally and wlte, Lowell, ilm,, za t the Rljg. Hon. a. H.Oury ot Arizona is at ta Uot ropolltan. Captain Robert r. urutorJ, u. 3. i to at the Kbbltt. James VT. Thomson, U. 3. jr., ant prlta ara attuofcbbltt, - James A, Weston ot Uanchsstar, n. a., ts at tho National. -non. Thomas U. OoxUn ot Vlrslati ts at the Metropolitan. M.Takol, JI, NaiUaul M.N'utl, Japan, are at tbe Arlington. ooncresamau Bsyae ot Panns7WaU his armed ot Wlllard's. Eon. Ohnrlas Danoy ot EraiSTllld, lal., Is at the Ebbltt House. I. F, Hawka, Urltlah Columbia, ind & putr ot ladles, are in tba city. Joe. Cast thra and Mia, oawtara, Toronto, Canada, ate at the Arlington. -Uon.J.Uyatt Bmttb, Hrooilyn, N.T., ar rived at tbe EbMtt last night. Robert I'ulletton and John Fullorton, Port Glasgow, Scotland, are at the Ebbltt. UbertVlsn and wlta and UlssO.lt. KHh ot Xow Yoiz arrived at tho National this morn Wis. .1'. P. Lawton, 11 incbestar, Ragland, and J. Sidney coolr, huxi n, EajUuJ, ira tu the city. Edward P.. Wiunn, Clarence w. Wllasn and Mra.O, It, Wllsju, Burial , N, V,, ua at the Rlggs. Miss Cleveland is eipectad n return to tus White House next waei, Colomil and Mrs. Lamont will not proloue their visit t tba White iruuaa and will probably return w th Arlington next woei. Mr. r.. P. Duffy .-t tba Hj.i mm Sun and Mary J. Oadman, daughter ct Mr. Walter Old man it tno Sursa'.a.tlonerftl'a oflica wera united In inarm us vesterdnr at at. ftthaw'a Oliurcb, IWr. lather O'jlaad partormtus the ceremony, -Mr, and Ura. Ciarrttt Smith and Colonel and Mm. Uobtnaon it Xew Tortc ware guests ottue President aud Colonel and Mrs. Lioisnt at tlia Wblta House yestorday Tbe vlaltira ara all woll Known m mi'iana, and an 0 ctomporo con cert was a riu 'to af 'M 'uuntta tn tu (jrean paxt?r THE CLUVEfttUS TRIAL. HevrrAl Morn of Ilia rnunl iUcimbi! Till Nornlujc. Kichmonu, VA. My 8. In tho Cluvor ius murder trial this morning Judgo Atkins dismissed B. W. T.arko front tha panclmon for tho double reason tbat he ploadcd ho was over CO years of ago and was thoroforo oscmpt from Jury sorvice, and becaitso ho bad said, as provod In court Thursday, that bo woutd bang no man on circum stantial evidonco, Ho also discharged A, S. Goodo, becaitso provloils to bolng summoned (loode hnd mado a hot that accused would bo acquitted. Dsfonso ox coptcd to the ruling of tlio court lu oucli of these ca.'es. Tbo judgo also oxcusod William itliclnoboimcr from tho panel, bo having furnished proof that he was subject to (Its of vertigo. Tbo man Kopplor complalnod that bis boss, a sow ing macbluo agent, had Informed him that If chosen bo must roslgn If bo wont on the Jury. Tho Judgo said be would attend to that. About noon Lemuel Yorby was socurod as a mombor of tho pinol, making iu all ton secured. Six moio jurors aro needed, THE BROOKLYN HORROR. Tlie WorU or Itccovcrliiar lUe 1 J miles Continued. Bbooki.ys, N. V., May 8, -Thirty mon resumed the woik of soarchlng foi tbo bodies of thoso who porlshcd In tbo Atlantic sticet fire. They aro hunting for a man named Pfatl', who was seen trying to got out of a window when tho fuo was raging. Pfan", how ever, appeared on s tho scone all right, with the exception of a broken arm, no bad gone borne Immediately after his escape. Tho Inquest was begun this morning before Coroner Men ninger nnd is still In progress. No moro bodies had boon rccovorcd up to t o'clook. Tho rain delays the work a good dual. Family rend Brought from .Sweden MncilKLf,, D. T May 8. A family feud about proporty botwoou a man named Olson and his wlio, originating in Sweden long ago, broko out afresh at tliolr homo noar hore, aud two sons joined issuo with tbolr mothor against tbo father, making It very uncomfortable for htm. Tho uolgbbors os poused tho old man's cause, belpod him put in his crops, and demanded that tho boys give up a team of oxen claimed by both parties. Tho sons refused, and a crowd of about ton maskod mou entorcd tho Olsen resldcnco Wednesday night, maltreated tbo old lady, presonted tbo eldor son with a suit of tar and turkoy featbors, dragged him ovor tho prairie, lashed to tho rear end of a lumber wagon, and frightened tbe second son so badly that ho fled from tbo neighbor hood. Ho was yeslorduy found twenty miles distant, half naked aud insane. Olli ccrf from the city are ou tho track ot the persons who comprised tbo mob. A 11 1 C WnMlonl. Bi'iTAi.o, N. Y.,My 8. A apodal to the luemvii Telegraph from Lockport, N. Y., says: "Water wa3 lot into the hydiaulio race wnicn runs around tiro brow or tlio hill in Lockport last night, aud about L o'clock this morning a now bulkhead just completed suddonly washed out at a point whero tho bank has a perpendicular fall' of fifty foot, and twonty feet of embankment was carried away In twonty minutes. Side walks aud streets wero torn up by the Im mense volume ol water, tlio Niagaia canning factory Hooded, slity tons of coal washod into tbo canal, and groat damage done to goods iu tho factory. Culvorts woro stopped up with rocks, and altogether it is tho largost washout that has ovoroccurrod hero, as about a dozen largo establishments cannot run until temporarily lepalrcd. Tho loss;, which probably falls on 'the Hydraulic Kaco Company, is estimntod at fiom $"0,000 to .r0,000. It will take about a mouth to repair. What Ncnnlor l'nyiin.1uy. Cleveland, O., May 8. -Tho statement published In soveral newsparera that Sena tor Henry B. Payne Intended to reslgu bis scat in Congress on accouut of ill hoalth lu favor of Mr. John McLean of the Cimiunati tjiqvitcr is pronounced by that gentlomau too ridiculous to deny, Mr. Payne is as well as usual, and his friends say that ho has no iutentiou of resigning. Cincinnati, May 8. itopruseutatlve Thompson of this city says about tbo Payne rumor : "I don't bellovo tbo story. It was said tbe Democrats had electod a skeleton Senator, but I tell you Mr. Payno ia a vory animated skeleton." Theodore Cook says: "Mr. Payne's self-respoct would prevent his rosigning, and ou that faith I dlsbollove the rumor." Tlie Boomer Mill Coiiilitmil. Caliiwt.ll, Kan., May 8. Captain Couch arrived here Wednesday night with twolvo teams aud about lf0 boomers, and eight ox ten moro toams arrived yesterday morning during a snow-storm. Captalu Couch said: "Tbero aro about ii.lu of tho boomers here now, and thoro arc about forty teams oxpected iu a few days, with about 150 more, making a total of 100 boomers." Ho says they intend making this tholr permanent hcidquartors iu tho future for their supplio3, starting point and place for taking in now mombors, Ho thinks lu about sisly days tboy will make another attempt to gaiu possession of the forbiddou lands. They all seem determined not to give up the cha3e, and foel certain of suc cess. Holding Gauxi In Tern. Galveston, Tes., May 8. A special from Gainesville, Tex,, reports tbat tbe posse which wont ont from that placo iu pursuit of tho Leo gang of desporadoos aud cattle thieves captured two mora members of the gang, making six now iu custody. Tbey also burned tba block-bouse on tho Lee ranch. The gsng have torrorhsd this neighborhood for two years past, tboir misdeeds culminating last Friday In the killing of four mon and the wounding of several others. Ed. Lee has been captured at Donlson with Ed. Stoln, There will probably be an attempt to lynch them on tboir arrival at Gainesville. The brother of Lee is still at lar , Divorced 1'rom CauiiiI Jlelnre. Centcevii.i.e, Md., May 8,X decice of absoluto divorce has bean granted u Mary Lloyd Melere from J. Ernest Melere iu the Circuit Court of this county. Mrs. Melere was a daughter of Commodore Buchanan, who commanded the Merrimac in the right with the Monitor. J. Ernest Melere Is the recently-appointed consul to Japan. The proceedings wero instituted in Talbot County, and the caso has beau conducted quiotly, Meiere not maklnj auy defense. A Brimii t'orsetle at New Yurie. New Yobk, May S. Tho British cor vette Canada of the West Indies squadron anchored otTSindy Hook last evening. Sua isj an unarmorod vessol of 2,u00 tous, with fourteen suns. Her oilicors conferred with thoioof tbe Garnet, but ills uot known whether she broujht auy instructions for the latter vessel. Tho Garnet crtauged hor position yesterday, snd In doing so revoaled the fact that she bad spread nets around her, such as are U3ed to keep ou torplVs JlnMli r'roin lij-iinmltr. I.rtiN0N, Pv , May 8-A or.nittr explosion of blasting dynamite vaster tu' at the Cornwall Iron Works terrihlv m jured sir mou named Ed Scbeoik, Thou McQUnchy, Adolt Ambi, Sella CuuuitMy, Johu Timuierma and Otto Y'hsUier Three of these may die. -Sfi.I P ' urnald ot Netr 'nri -ina K ' GOINGS-ON ABROAD. THE RUMOR OF LORD DUFFRRIN'S fiRSIONATKW DENIED. Ho In Suld to bo In Full Accord With Ills Government Tho Afrharv" Fron tier to bo Fortlflod by tlio Aruoor Russian Advnncoa In Afghanistan Reported. From Froncli Sourcon. Londo, May 8. Tho tumor of ths ro&lgnatloB of Lord DutTorlu, Viceroy of India, on account of dlssatlsfacti n with the policy pursued by Mr. Gladstone or riglnatcd at tho Stock Exchange- aud ban been ropeatcd by soveral newspapers. Ths J)aily A'tus this morning gives tho roport A distinct denial, and It receives no crodonce. It is expected that tho announcement in tho SI. J'ttertburg Official Meticnger of tho pro posed arbitration will havo a reassuring ef fect, m being the first intimation by Russia tbat sbo will ncgotlato with England. JU MORS rilOM PAlll- Rumois that Russians aro stead ly ad vancing lu Afghanistan are traced to Par In and cannot bo con fir mod. Tbo 7V r to day again urges tbo Govornmcnt to In duco tlio Ameer to allow the Knglish troops to garrison Hornt. ormiANv's 8M.1..V1 a A London dispatch to tbo ".!'' '' Ae.u agency lu Paris calls attention to tho fact that Germany has remained sllout in ro gard to bor attitudo in tho Anglo-Russlau controversy. It Is said tho German Am bassador in London still holds aa pessimis tic a view of tho situation as when evory thing looked desperate, and that tho Eng lish officials still fear tbat Germany is un favorably disposed toward England, and la not anxious to seo poaco. Tbo cost of tho Russian railway bolng conUructod from Askabsd to Morv Is ostltnatod at 1G.00O reublcsyiar vorM,oxcluslvo of rails on roll ing stock. Tlie Tlcervy lu Full Aord. London, May 8. The roport publlshod In tho Jlfoniinff rod that Lord Dufforin, A'icoroy of India, had tendored his resigna tion, in conscquenco of tho disastrous effect of Mr. Gladstone's weak (ud timorous policy on British prostlgo in India, is em phatically donled In oflicial clrclos. On th contrary, It Is assorted that tbo Viceroy i.s in full accord with tho policy pursued by tbo Government in tbo settlement of tho RuE30-Afgban frontier disputo, and that ha fully approves of Mr. Gladstono'8 present action regarding the frontlor question. the rnoNTiF.n to he rormpinn. Repoits from Cabul stato tbat the Aruoor will strongly foitify tho frontlor as soon ai it is determined. ,..1 A Motion or Ceil nil re. jj London', May 8. Sir Stafl'ord Northco tho conservative leader in tbo Houso j Commons, to-day gavo notlco that he woon. move t)n Mondny that the Houso bo fu.. informed as to tbo usos to which tho GJ,,. ormnont proposed to put tho monoy v for tho war credit. Iu giving this notli-m' contended that tho Houso wasontit'.u p, tho fullest knowledge concerning tbo r cation of tho largo su- wblc1' Snn" beon granted. Sir 5tadord's,8.:5, Hon is looked upo as r.' a motion of ccusuro. or -i the Consorvf J-' have evidently concluded that a wiuijt opportunity is profited fur a trial ot strength betwoon t'-o parties. ,Tel;ry In Pnrllnineul. London May 8. Lord Edmund' J?iU roauricr. .rndcr Secrotary for Foreign Af fairs, in tbo House this evening dc fed that tho Government had In nny way used Its influence at tbo Austrian Court to bring about a protest to the ap pointment of Alexander M. Kelley, as t'nited Statos Minister to Austria. W Inlslcr Heliitue Ai-rivcn. Paius, May 8. Mr. Robort M McLiie, tho now United Statos Minister to France, arrived here to-day. The New Jlrrwlllmi Cabinet. London, May 8. Tbo now Brazilian Cablnot is composed as follows Prosldent of the Council and Minister of Finance, Saraiva ; Foreign Affairs, Parangua; Jus tice. Plorola ; War, Cumargo; Navy, Loon ; Agriculture, Moura, 'J lie Catholic University. Baltimore. May 8. The Catholic iso lates who met horo yostorday fot-tU, purpose of determining upon a site for tho proposed Catholic university, aro ia session to-day. Tho mcotings aro held with closed .doors. It is knowu that they have not docldod upon a location yot but that the city of Philadelphia Is favor ably mentioned in connection therewith. NI10I lii n Quurrel. &an Fhancirco, May 8. Charles Ash ton, a well-known roal estate agent, waa shot twice yesterday ia bis oflice by John L. Eagan, One of tho wounds is consldorod dangerous. Eagan rau into a store aftor the shooting and took a do3o of strychnine. Ho may die. Tbo quarrel was ovor tbe adjuetmont of a social club's af fairs. 'I he Vllitburar Trunk lljmety. New York May 8 Augostlno Giralo, ono of tbe men Implicated In tho Pittsburg tiunk murder mystery, wuf nrrostod by Inspector Byrnes' mon. He was seat to Chicago this morning with a dotcctivo from tbat city no was iudcntiflcd as the man who expressed tho trunk by a Chicago baggage master. The OupiiIox Market. Ciucscio, May 8. Opening markets, 0:W)a. m.- Highor cablos and cold woather oponcd wljeat noariy a cont highor; pros pects of strong markets during tbe morn ing session, and a good many shorts getting ready to cover, Pork five cents up, othor provision.3 nominal. roii.tul JF.dtsnrdi Mot Very Nick. New VortK Miy 8. Mr. J. Plcrrcpout Edwards, in a noto to a anorniug paper, con tradicts the statement published yoaterduy, tbat ho is dangerously ill, He says he Is absent from tbe consulato ou sick leave, but is not seriously III. MINOR NBVVS NOTSS, Mrt. Ella Llbby ot Oblaijto, wlte ot tba wealthy slilrt manufacturer who mysteriously disappeared a week ago, committed sutcldo' last evening by drinking carbolic acid. The committee or prelates appointed by the Plenary Council to consider tbu establishment ot a. catholic university in the United Stato.) mot yeetorday at the realdonco ot Archbishop Gibbons In Uilttmorov It was decided not to make tha proceeding ot tho meeting public. The heirs ot Stephen A. Douglas bo;;u suit In Chicago yesterday n prevent the a floor, the Chicago University propeity, which ma to have been Bold on S itur my to sattafy a Juds inoutot $;IOO,000. Tn wimplilounts claim tbat Mr. JJoiiirlaadedwl tun acrua ot land t the university on condition that were should be no a;il or allonatlou ot the property. To-UMy'i leuiipeirrtlures. Tb 8lgniloaioe turntotiM the tolWJVtui; synopsis ot the woathur Loeil meteuroloclonl roporc roc May 8, 1895 TbJrmomotJr readme ia 3 1. m.,530. 7a. ru,67 0 lla. tn.or.j Itapott rue May 7, l'J'Jrt Main tamper ture, 0- 1u11.1m1.rn, OH". u minimum, O8'.o moan i-Mativo humidity. 8 1 !J per cent., total precipitation 0 iri lucU, WgATHEK tNVljOATIQ134 yui tii Middle Atlantic Btstaa partlj Houuy woatboc aad occaMonal imui ralao, followed by imr weiihor, variable Y(luls ijbWli W MWQft WWW WWratUMi u M 1 V- f 1 1 ! r f .