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irmfF!r-ssjtr' --' SALE, t&W 3 TIC. TH CP BflOH r rm pRS! A Idllvciitl liy 'iiri Nm-m Ji'NfrlPil In 'Jim t'rlllc .'! Tlinpn for SJSr. .ow iH Tin: ti.h:: to MiitKOtiiii:, WANTS, Washington 1 TT5 f-ii la El Ew a i&I 1 SB Si IHTII YEAll-WILOLK oonwAun & Lotiikop. ct 1 We have singled out from each department what, in our minds, were the best in trinsic values contained therein, and believe that after our customers have examined them they will co incide with us : I'i'ltit Ilepiutitit'iit. Especially worth mention ing in this department is 36-inch Fine Printed Satines in navy blue, brown and garnet grounds, with neat figures and block patterns, at iajc per yard. (Siconil llooi ; tidto tlio olovntor.) WOODWAlll) & I.OTHHOP. Meii'MtVoiir lU'imrtment. As an inducement to men we offer our celebrated "F. F. V." Dress Shirt, which we have never sold hereto fore for less than one dol lar, at 871c each. As we have said before, we con sider this the best dollar shirt made. WOODWARD & LOTItnOP. Icwcy Ippnrtnii:t, New arrival of Misses' Fine Cashmere finished Jer seys, in navy blue, garnet and brown, sizes 24 to 30; best ever offered at the price. $1.00 each. (Second Iloorj tnko tlio elevator.) WOODWAltD & LOW 1(0 1. iaanl';ri clilcf IM'imrtinc-nt. Now they make pillow shams out of hemstitched handkerchiefs. Here are some for that purpose: White Unlaundered Hem stitched Handkerchiefs, fine quality, pure linen, half and one-inch hems, only iac each. (Second lloor; tako tlio elovator.) WOODWAltD & LOT1IUOI. IMuMi llcpnitmeiit. All the desirable shades for fancy work, in 24-inch Silk Plush, worth $2, only $1.75 per yard. (t'iist lloor; Inst on tlio left.) WOODWAHD & LOTH KOI'. 3!cnr I'lllll'lHlllrtK. One dollar will buy the best medium and heavy weight White Wool Shirts and Pants that can be found anywhere, small seams, ele gantly made and finished; $1.00 each. (first floor, so?ond on tlio left.) WOODWAltD &LOriIU01'. ("iiilnlii Iictuii'tnu'iit. Prominent as a bargain in this department is the Ecru Nottingham Lace Curtains, at $3.25 per pair, real value . $4.00. (Third floor: tnko tlio elovator.) WOODWAltD S, 1.011111(01'. Domestic Deptii'tnicnt. An indisputable bargain is a fine quality of 21-inch heavy Brown Crash, at uc per yd, actual value i2jc. nhhil floor: tnko tlio olovntor.) WOODWAltD & LOniUOI. l.nttles' Koptirliiiint. Two very desirable arti cles of extra good value is the following : lyuHcV full length HnlrClolli Skirts, Willi UUIIoi up tlio buck, for walking or livening costumes, onlyS-' 75caih vvoilh SISO, Dccr-lmlr Filled Hustles, two slcs imdtwn colois, whltu and drub; u;;S nnd TDocucIi; oxcollont shipo. (Second floor; tnko tlio elovator.) WOODWAltD & L0T1I110!'. I'otlou Dcpui'tiliciit. 2jc below value is 5-4 Brown Sheeting, at 10c per yard, fine, firm texture. (Third floor: tnko tlio elovator.) WOODWAlll) & LOTIIKOl'. OulII nopurt incut. We unhesitatingly recom mend the 1 1-4 "Boston House" Quilt as the best for the money that can possibly be obtained; only $1 each. (TI1I1 d thiol : tuko tlio elevator.) WOODWAltD & LOTIIKOl'. Acknowledged Bargains in each and every depart ment. For other attractions see SWirancl Republican. Each different. Mail orders for any of the above goods will receive our prompt personal atten tion. WOODWARD k LOTHROP, Boston Dry Goods Housa oxr. I'ltios; oxi.v, 1)!U I'cnii. AVC. 01JJ I Mtl'OOt NO. 6,350. GOVERNMENT GOSSIP. Gold, Silver and Other Monoy hi tlio Treasury. "THERE'S MILLIONS IN IT1" Vhat Is Said of tho Prosidont's Territorial Policy. AN OHIO MAN'S VIEW. JJxeuutHo mill Oilier ApptihiliuoiiU JUiuluTii-tliiy. QENEnAL AND PERSONAL-. The 1'ioshlcnt appointed to-day : ToJio Mntshals of tli United States Duvld 11, Witters of Michigan, for tlio wort cm district of Michigan, nml I'.ilwnid Haw I, Ilia of Indlnnn, for tlio district of Indiana, Vlco HohcilS. Foster, term expired. 1'nssCd Assistant Hngliicer John A, Scot, to Im clih'f cngtntcr, with rolatlvo rank of llcutLUant-conimuiidcT. - To bo Hotalnod. Consul II. A. Shacked foid, nt Xmitcs, Vraitcc, Is to bo retained at Ills pust. District Accounts. Comptroller Dur ham has tin tied over to Mr. Walker of his ofllca tho accounts of tlio foinicr District Commissioners, imt there nro illfllcultlcs In tho way of thtir ncttlciiiciit that It will tuku eouio time to adjust. Demand for a Doclslon. Tlio demand for Sccietury Lamm's decision nliotit tho disbarment of ox-cmyloycs of tho (lovcrn incut from practice before tlio ofllcci In whfcli tliey wcro employed Is sn great that It has been published In pamphlet form. IJovonuo Collectors and Agonts. Tho Sccrctaiy of tho Ti casury-has lcplacod all of tho eighty-four Internal lovcnuo collec tors with Democrats except thirteen. Ho ha? been easier on tho lovenuo agents, only four of tho original twenty lining been disturbed. Gold, Silver ttnd Notes. The amount of gold, silver mid United States notes In tho Treasury to-day Is "03,218,533 w ith tho following outstanding certificates: (lold, $iaj,S-,H0j sllvor, .iP107,li;il; currency, $2ll,WO,(K)0. The Tiea'iiry holds ?r.),12J, C5U to scctiio untloiinl bank circulation, Balling of tho Swtvtara. Tho Swataia tailed at li;30 this morning from tho Xnvy Ynrd and pot out of tho' Eastern llr.meh Mltliout prouudlng, Sho has on bond n quantity of frelcht for tho N'ow Yorlc Xavy Yaid, where slio has gone to tnko on hci ordiianco nnd spara stores loft thero wlicn showas sent to 'cw Orleans after tho elhcr dollars. Kr. Plummor'a Corumlsslon Wlth lioltl, Though Mr. l'lummcr was on Thuitdny appointed Kaval Ofllccr nt Phila delphia, Ids commission is held up and (hero will be no change in teat ofllco until November. Mr. l'luiumcr was tho unani mous cliolco of tho l'eunylvnnln delega tion In Congress, but was opeclally itrgud for tlio plaeo by Mcssis. Randall and Scott. Biedorbrlck Dying. Xows camo heio to-dny that Sergeant lllcdeibrlck, whowns hospital steward of tho Greeley expedition to the Arctic, is very 111 in Xow York fiom diecaso lcsultlng from his baidehlps in tho Arctic, nnd thero is no hopo of Ills liIng moro than a few days, lie has been n constant suITerer from ncuto ihcumatlsm ei er rIiico his return home, mid Ibis Is complientcd with fever nnd lien t tiouble. U. S. Minister Jccob. .Mr. Charlos D. Jacob of Kentucky, who was jestciday ap pointed mlulstcr plenipotentiary to the United States of Columbia, which, with tho other appointments inado by tho Vresidont, w ere gh en In Tin: Clime last ovcnlng, Is n lawjer of ability .uiul high standing, llo was twice cletled mayor of I.oulsvlllu and was a prominent gubernatorial caudldato In lhR2. Mr. DIght J. Tartello, who was ap pointed consul of tho United Stales at Dus-i-eldoif, camo to this city in 16.111 from Now ,Iei6ey and since tho closo of tho war lus been employed in tho Xavy Department. Mr. Cleveland's Territorial Policy. "If I ever believed nnj thing in my llfo," said a pionilncnt citizen of Ohio, "I bellovo that tho President, lullucnccd by some of tho leaders of tho Uemociatlo paity, Is fill ing tho Ten Itorles with Democrats of tho uutcrrlflcd bind. It looks to mo as if tlio patty l8g(tllng i party to enptuionll of tho Tcnltorles as soon ns they shall become Slates, If jou will look over the list of Territorial appointments, you will discover that they mo nearly all Southern mou, mid men who mo noted In their sections fur courage nnd for undying dovollou to Ihclr paily. It begins to look as It tho Govern ment N going to mako It simply red-hot for all tho people w ho aro In any w ay inWcrt up In ianrt frauds In the far West." The Asiatic Squndron. Acting Kenr Artinlral John I.co l)als icpoits from Yo kohama September 1 1 tho movements of essels as follows: Tho llagshlp Tienton nr ilved at Nagasaki Augiirt 10 nnd left Au gust 27 with tho OMilpco and Marlon for n tlneo dnjB cruUo tindii tteain, after which thu Osslpco went to Kobo and tho Marlon to Chemulpe, Koila, to relievo the Alert. Tho Ticulou left Nagasaki August 31 for Yoko hama la Kobo nnd m iivi.il September 8. 'Hie Ossliieo left Shanghai August 8 and ar rhed nt K.ignsnkl August 10; sailed August 27 and jiut into Kobe "August 2'J with cliol ein on boiiid, threo deaths of seamen having occurred, Tho Monoeocy was still at Can ton. Tlio Marlon arrived at Nagasaki Au gust 0 from Hong Kong. Tho Alert was ctlll nt Chemulpe. Tlio I'alos lemalned nt l'oocbow. - - . Minor nnd Pergonal. Tho rrcsldent Ins icappoluted W. T. 9. Cuitls to bo notary public for this District. Tho I'osliiiaster-Gimernl to-day ap pointed only sW postmasters of thu louitli dais. 11. M. Vanaimaii, sociulary of Arizona, has fonuuded his loslgiiatlou to thu l'iffldcnt. Assistant Secictary .Tonke, of tlio Inteilor DepiiitnieDtls e.Npcetert to return to thu city net Tuetdiiy. ltlthard llurke, nrlcikflf class S, In tho Thlid Audlloi'sollleont tho Tueasiuy, has btcu dlintsud, owing to a icduetluu of thu force. (korgo Iloppy, cleik In tho postal cud ngeney nt Ciiblliton, N. V., was In-day 10 uiovtd, and lliitfh Trcilin iippoliitod fu Ills etend. Chief .lusllco Wiiltoonllnd on tho l'resl dent to-dny; Coiuiiihsloiicr of Internal llcveniio Miller was iilsoMoeotvort by tlio I'U'sldent. Mr. Cinrenco Allen, assistant appoint lmnt ekik of tho luteilur Dipjitiuent, has Ktuiniiltotlioiitj-fiuiuhls viiLutlon mid risumtd Ills duties. W. J. MticConiiell nurt ll. 11. Kidder Hero in dny appointed clerks In tho olllco of division Inspector of tho lWiiuico Uop.ut ini'iit nt Chicago, III. it Is ctnkd that Inlted States District Attorney ZaWsklo sent Ids resignation ci lerday to Attoruo doiieinl Gmlaiid. ZalalbKlo Is one of thosu Indlcloil by thu gtaud Juiy on Wednesday for contilbutlnj .m.jjL to n pollilcal fund rtmliig tlio last 1'rcslJon tlal campaign. Tlio October prop report of tho Depart ment of Agriculture, Issued to-dny, snows Hint tho high condition of cotton in Juno nurt July was not maintained In August and September, Secretary Kmllcnlt and I.lcutcnant-flcu-crnl Sheililnn, who went to Now York last evening to witness tho I'loort Uncle ot plosion, nro expected lo return this after noon on thu limited express. There-Is no doubt but that a resolution will bo Introduced in emigre, calling for tlio correspondence between this Govern ment nnd Auslila and Italy, In icgard to tlio diplomatic appointment of Mr. Kclley. GAvanv ox rm: rtr. A Itrlef Ciilloijiiy Willi n Mniar!iu-M-tN Coug-rrsNiiinii. lion, l'atrlck A. Collins of Uoston Isat tho Itlggs House. Ho was In quite a hurry to get out to attend to btisluessjustas aCitiTlu icprcscntatlvomct him this morning. Ho stopped long enough to go through tho following brief dlalojuc: "What nro tho political prospects In Mas sachusetts!" "Massachusetts Is n Republican State. Tho most wo can expect to do Is to keep down tho Kepubllcnu majority; mid only In phenomenal years do wu mnnago to elect our ticket." "What news do you get fiom Xow York!" "From tho Information 1 liavo I bellovo won 111 curry both New Yoik nnd Ohio. Hill will be elected Governor. I don't think thcioisany doubt about tho Democratic Htnto tickets being eli-itcd in New Yoik uud Ohio." "You nro snlrt to bo opposed to sending Iilsb-Amcilcnns over to help tho rnrucllltos in tho campaign hi Ireland " "I nm, for tho reason that I do not bellovo they nro needed over tbeie. Thu lenders enn get nlong without our oratory or per sonal efforts in Ireland." Tin: coMMissioxTms vinn. Ilii-y Agnlu Dcnlliio tu Ante for Jloro policy for tlio IViichurH. Ihe Commlssloucis, In a letter to School Tiusteo John II, Brooks, lay down tho law for regulating the salaries of tho school teachers ami decline to nsk Congress to mnko up the 11 per cent, dellclcucy tu tho leathers' salaries. Tliey Inform him In re spect to n letter lecelved from him in re gnrd to teachers' salaries that thoy do not concur with him in nil icspccts. They say that tho nppropiiatlon for teachers' salaries wnsdillbirutclylhednt $iiyo,0(W, or StS. lCOmoru than tho pi ovlous year, nnd such I elng tho tnse, It wn3 necessary to fix tho salnileo of tho tcnohers so as not to exceed that amount, and unless there Is some im portant new fact not known when tho bill was pending, thero should bo uo thought of again vexing Congress Willi tho matter, They also sny that tho opinion that tho tiustecs hivNooxcliifho power to ilx tho enlaiies Is erroneous, A member of tho School Iloard stated to a Clinic leportcr Hint thu estimates of thu lni6tces weru cut down by tho Commis sioners, or tbcio would liavo boon no .deficit now. Theio was only ono thing for thu tiustecs to do In tho matter, and tint was to close 6omo of tho schools. Ho also silrt theio Is n contract existing between tho teachers mid tho District to pay uceitalii sum for n certain amount of son lee, mid It tho teachers perform this service thoy will liavo a good suit against the District for tho threo per cent, ictnlucd from them. SPECIAL POSTAL ULLIV1UIY. Tlio l'Irst "Week or tho Nmv Jtrseiiger hcrIro In Wuliliitnn, Postmaster Conger has submitted to tlio I'oslmaster-Gcneral a repoit concerning tho lltst w eck of tho special delivery scrvlcu in tills city, which week ended, on thu 7th. 'Iho report shows that twcnty-nlnu messen gers wcro employed In tho service. Tho number of speLl.il delivery letters deposited In Ilic ofllco for local delivery was 1110; the number arriving In tho ninlls from other places, 2(15; tho special nicsscngcis deliv ered WW lettcis, nnd tho regular carriers, !), tho amount duo each of tho twcuty-nlno messengers Is $1.(111; thu average tlmu of de livery ot lettcis after their aulval was is minutes; US special delivery letters arrived In tho malls on Sunday. No special letters, cither local or from outlde, arrived in thu last mall beforo midnight, which Is duo at ll:!!0p. in.; 210 specl.il delivery letters weru mailed for tiansnilsslou to other places and 3,r00 special delivery stamps were sold. No letters fulled of delivery. Tin: ahmx axi) iY.irr. Notes of Interest tu tho Scrvleo rroiu nil Atiini; tlio I.lnc. I'orty-slx reciults nro oidered to tho Thir teenth Infnntij, nnd thirty-seven to tho Seventeenth liifiintiy. Caplalu Geoigo W. Adair, nsslstnut sur geon, Is granted ono mouth extension of leave from l'ort Missoula, Montana. Captain 'lliomas II. Ilootes, formeily a commander In tho navy, died last Tuesday nt his homo at Howling Giecn, Ky. lie was 71) j cms of age. Captain William 11. Kingsbury, Klovcnth Infantry, was placed on Iho retired list yesterday for disability. Ilo Is at his homo at Ynntle, Connecticut. Colonel Asa 1. lllunt, commandant of the l'oit I.ciivenwoith .Military I'rlson, will return to his station Octohcr'dJ, after tho meeting of thu National 1'iKon Association ntDctiolt. Colonel Charles Sollmer, lieutenant Third Aillllcry, who has Just been reliovcd from duly with Light llattery I' at San Antonio, Tex., will uriivo heio In a day or two for duty nt tho Aiseunl. 'Iho Hoard of Commissioners of tho Mili tary 1'ilson will convene at l'ort l.e.iven woith November 1.1. 'llio Secietaiy of War, Miijnr-Geiitinl Seholleld, Adjutant General Drum uud Colonel 'lliomas I'. ilarr compose thu lonid. The retirement jostoulayot Captain W. V.. Khigsbuiy, r.leveiith Infantry, promotes 1'iist Lieutenant .John Whitney to captain, Company II, which takes him from l'ort Sully to'l'oit Abraham Lincoln, nnd Lieu tenant Win. II. Win ider to first lletlten ml, which takes him from l'oit llutord to l'oit Sully, Dakota. Major Merrltt llaiber, nsslstmt adjut-iut-criieml to (leiicrnl Crook, has been granted leave fur n month with peimlslon to im ply for ono month's oxtcnslon. During his ubscneo fiom Arizona bis dilth'swill be peifonued by .Major William 1'. Drum, rouilcinth Iiifiuitry, netlug li.spcLtor-gen-eral of tho depaitiiient. I.leiiteunnt-Coloiul Leslie Smith, Tvvcn llclh lufmitr), piomoltd Thuisd.iv fiom innjor Second lufuiitry, Is eudeiod to le poit by telegraph to General Terry, com manding the Dcpnitineut of Dakota, for assignment to station; Major IMmond llutlcr, Second Infantry, promotod from enptalii of l'lflli Infantry, will proceod from l'oit Keugh, Montana, to icport to Gen eral Gibbon, at Vancouver, for nsslgumoiit. vitv iiaZl XOTHS, Ileum of Minor Importuned Glellunil I'liiin tlio Cuiti'ts. I etlers eif ndiiiliilstrnt(on have boon grunted to l'.dward linirett on tho ctatu of Ciithcrlno llarrett. Mmiliigo licenses liavo been Issued ns follows: Chas. II. lisher mid Coin 1). King, both of Alexnndil.i, Vn. M. A. Nor il, Wmdilngton Count), Md., mid Katlu I'uiiellof thlsclt). l'etei Wllllann has filed a suit nt law ngnlust Mm tin Wli-shnlt, elalmlii'; 1,(KW diiinnges for m rest on thu falu clnrgo of giand Iniceuy, mid having him impilsouert live dnj s in Jail. l'hlllp llnebeiihelmcr to-du.v (lied a peti tion for dlvorco from his wife, Mary J llnclionhehner, eharglng that she dusottud him twojcais aftur uunlagu mm refused lo return uud llvo with him. WASHINGTON, 1). C, SATURDAY EVENING, OOTOBKll OUR PULPIT GALLERY. Rev. Edmund Hcz Sworn of tho Second Baptist Church. HIS MINISTEHIAL CAREER. 11m I.'nrl) History nml rirovrth of the Cliurcli Under llln Clutrgo. Tho llcvcrciul I'elmuiul lie. Swcm, whose portrait nppenri licrovvltli, U pas tor of tlio Second llnpllsl Church, loca ted nt tlio corner of Fourth street nml Virginia nvcnuo Koullioasl. lie li twenty-eight years old, ami a natlvo of Orecnshurc;, Intl., wheroliU father has long been n practicing physician, llo nciiuli cd his primary education In hit! ntillvclovvii, xvhero ho attended aprl- r.cv. r.DMUMi nuz swi:vr, vato school, nnd Liter tho public mid high schools, llo also recited for soveial years toaprivato tutor. His collego courso was taken In what Is now tho I'auvv University located nt Gicencastlc, "Ind, After ills graduation ho took tho theological courso in tho Southern lkipttst Theological Semi nary located In Louisville, Ky. llo was oidalncd to tho ministry in Law renccburg, Indiana, Apill 14, 1SS1. Ills first charge was tlio llapllst Chinch In that city, where ho remained for ono vcar. Ho then bceaino pastor of tho Tabcrnaclo llaptlst Church In Xow Albany, Indiana, where ho iciiialucd for two cars mid roiir moiilhs, During his p.istorato at thlsplaco, lie inlscd the money mid pild off a heavy debt with which thu church was cncuni bcicd. l'lom Xuw Albany hu camo to Washington mid assuiued his present chntgo August 1, 1584. During the summer just past, Mr. Swcm has, byleavo of his c1iiiil.1i, taken an ex tensive) tour through tho Hiltlsh Isles, mid several of tho louutrles of Continental Hurope. He bus a keen eye for tho humorous nil I blight side of llfo, and will soon deliver a lectuio for the benefit of his church, en titled "l'orelgn run." Ho has a pleasing nm! cffcctlvo delivery In thu pulpit, mid is an earnest worker hi his sacred calling. 1 lie Lliurch under ids dial ge is ono of tho oldest In thu city, having beci organized Juno II, 1S10. On that data llvo persons, viz., llaitleson I'ox, Clement Uoswell, Har vey llistoi, Joseph Hon ow sand Sarah llor iows, met at McCloud's school-house, iu Knst Washington, when Lldcr Jeremiah Mooie, assisted by two others, oigaulzed tho llttlo band Into a regular llaptlst Church, This LTdcr Mooro had pissed tluough an cxpcrlcnco that docs not fall to tho lot of tho minister of tho picseutday, in Hint be had been Imprisoned for preach ing tho Gospel In Virginia. In that day Knst aslilngtou was to tho Capital City what tho West I'.ud Is to-day. 'Iho Camilla of Diiddhigton, John Law with bis Indian gold, and others of tho early speculators, wcro tho nabobs of the laiiil, and New Jersey nvcnuo was tic street of tho city. 'Iho llttlo church had its tips mid Its downs. Its fortunes and its reverses, but tluough all the thrcc-quaitcis of a edi tor of its existence it lias had a nucleus of devoted members who liavo believed In It, nnd clung to Its foi tunes with a persistency worthy of tho faith they liavo iirofessod. Not onl has itpicscrvcd Its Inrtlviduillt.v thiuughiill these years, but It has earned mid icieived tho tlllo of " Mother of Churches." 'I he i bird or Street Cliurcli, tho Metro rolltan llaptlst Church ami tho Anaeostla llaptlst Church have nil been founded by members withdianlng hum this cliurcli for that purpose. Ilesldo these, tho old llap tlst Lliurch known for so many 0irs ns thu Island Church, nnd located where Dr. Mcador's Chinch now Is, In South Wash ington, and at least ono colored church In thu eity had their origin In tho samo way. In this connection it is ctulous to nolo from tho old nnd musty records Hint the llrst number admitted nftcr tho chinch was oigntilicd was Jacob llutlcr, a colored mill, mid picsuimibly a slave. During the llrst summer meetings wcro held In tlio hchool-hou-e ami in tho houses of IhiMllftcreiit'tncinbcis, but ciily lu Sof tcml er they occupied n small fr.imo build ing i.enr thu coiner of fourth and H streets, lli-rotlicy continued to worship till July, ltti.1, when thu piosent building was occu pied nurt has riiutlniii'rt In use over slnco, It is n niiiarknble fact th.it tho contractor who erected this building completed it sooner than bo agreed to do and did more woilvon the house Hi in his contrict callod for. A Sunday school was begun In 1S2J mid has been kept up ever since. It is to day ono of tho most nourishing In tho city, has a lino library and Is fao hum dubt. 'Iho chinch Is In a llouilsliluer condition, ecif-sustnliilmr and receiving frequeut uc (csrIoiis. Mine than a scoio of now inciu Leis liavo been added dining tho past joir, .i.v Axxuws inioTimu. Ho Tiles In 1'nivoiit IIU Slstnr niuri-y-Ingu invoiced alnn. A young man, considerably agitated and nlmo-t out of breath, hurried Into tho Cieik's ofllco about 11 o'clock this morning mid lu qulicd if a llecnso to marry had been Issued to Georgo T. Varkcr and Xclllu M. Turner, and was ausweiedlu tho negative. lie thou staled that he desired to prevent tho in ir il.igetuklug place mid piotested j-rnlnst tlio Issuing of ii In cure. Ho was Informed that n license must bo given on application, nnd If ho wanted the maulngo prevented he had Leltil go to thu Chief of l'ullco. Ho replied that he had been to that offi cial and bo sent him lo tho clerk's olllce. With much feeling the young umi lold his story. Ho6.ild thut he was a brother of Miss Turner, mid asse'rt.'d thitl'arkor had puisiiadcd his slter tu come on heio mid mniry him. lindlug Hut thocloik of tho emu t could not aid him, hu went elsewhere lo sco If ho could not stop tho nnnlago. lie had been out of lliu eleik's ollleu when n brlght-fiiecd lad, eonihu from HOI .Miuket Spaci, presented n mi'inoriindi for n ninnl.igo license for Georgo T. I'uikeranrt ,elllu M. Turner, which was lusitod, mid the bii went luck with It to thojdacu fiom which he came, and unless Mls Turiiui's brother Is able to luteifciu Iheiu will prolu blv lo no Intel rnptlon of tho eeioiiionv. The wlfuof l'.uker was granted a dlvorco on 'Ihuisdii on thugiuuiid of ndulteiy and desclllon, A Minting ttinl. ilui'iii'il. l'lTJSUlun,I'.v.,()it. 10. At 11: 1.1 o'clock this morning 111 o broke out lu thu Monarch Skating Kink, corner of l'list avciiuu and Water stre'et, Tlio Ilnines speedily column ideated to tho La llauttoii Hiding Academy nrtjoluliig, nurt both buildings woro totally eleelioycil, Loss esllmatcd ut 000, it uximnaito uxn ivinvs. IteiuiirliK on Thrlr I'rncllcnlilllly by Miiperlulmidnnt Jllles, "I kco no prnellcnl reason why all of Iho ivlrea used for lire-alarm iclcgrnph, ns well as for general telephone pur pose!, should not hu put underground, If suitable, nnd llrst-clnss cables can ho selected for tho purpose," says super intendent Henry It. Miles of thu Dis trict Fire-Alarm and TelephonuBorvIco In his annual toport to tho District Commissioners, "1 am nvvaro that It will cost n largo sum of money to put nil of Iheso when underground," lie continued, "and would not recommend that It should nil hodonii In ono year, or even In two jenrs. Hut lam so fully satisfied of its practicability ns well nsof tlm desirability of having them put In iindcrgiound cables ntamnrly daluthat I consider It my duty to lccommciid that nu appropriation of $U5,C0O bo made lo begin tho work." In tho event of laying such ealilol, he icconuiienils that loops bo luscitcd, iiiuuuig to points where connections can bo niado with signal boxes mid other Instruments. As to tho cubic lo bo ued, ho sns tho "WmlngC'nbles" (nnd perhaps others) pos sess in tin fiiilucut degreu this advaut.i.re. but most of Iho cables thus fat constructed can only bo used to advantage foi trunk lints bclwceu terminal stations. In dis cussing the diiral lllly nnd practicability of the Waring cables, he states that ho has had tcveial inlhsoflt in lire for two years nnd It gave the highest satlsfai Hon and required no ii pal ring. Ho suggests tint thu llrst tiunk llucslc laid on 1) street, between l'lflli and Thhtcenth streets; along Thlr (Lentil to L, along 1, to Seventeenth, along Seventeenth lo M street, which ho sivsnto in tho heart of iho city, and would bo a good start mid would remove a lonj lino of polls Arciy Important recommendation Is inado In regard to tho extension of Iho flro-nlarm service lo the villages tint surround the city, lie recommends that ilro alarm wires and stations lu ercctid hi L'nloiilown, Mount Pleasant, LoDrolt I'aik and in tho various streits near Hownirt University. Tlio department was Improved with forty-six new lire-ahum signal boxes during tho year and nil of Iho clieults were con siderably enlarged, at a Cost of ?",ifU.IW. 'Hits greatly facilitates the prompt trans mission of alarms of Ihe. A new Invention of Mr. Miles', conslilhigot aw electrical do vlco by which the stall doors aro opened at the (list stroku or an alarm, was Introduced Into tho ciiglno houses ami worked satisfac torily. 'lhcro wcro 2"0 lire alarms turnod iu dur ing tho jcar. 'ihuiccnrd of uliuins shows that thirty alarms v.e-ro between midnight and 0 n. in.; forty-seven between fl a. iu. and noon, mid seventy two between noon and 0 p. ni nml sixty-seven between (J p. m. uud midnight. 'lhuiOLouls of the office show that tho engines were absent from tliulr houses 11M hours timing tho year. Tho District has In tiso 117 sets of telephones, mi oi which mo lenicu. xucro woio 10 coidcd nt huadipiniters IT. 1 ,071 tclephono messages. Mr. Miles state? tint tho polleo patiol system, Introduced Into tho Kltth and Stveuth l'rrclucts, has woikod satis factorily, Ho states that tho tclephono has become a necessity In all tho Dcpirtnieuts of tho city government, but for polleo ser vleo ho would recommend a printing tclo giaph. X'JUISOXA L MVXTIOX. Jottings About llesldenls nnd XVcll Kimwu Visitors. C. W. I. uiii.viiEC of Maine U nttho Hicgs. (Ir.xEiiM, Konr.iiT C. Soiiunck has re turned to tbe-city for thu season. Co.MMVMii.u llom.nv 1). Kvvv-, light house Inspector at Ualtlmoro, Is in tho city to-day. Hon. r.riiu.viM Uvvxixn, a pioinlnent lawyer and politician of Chicago, Is nt Uillaid's. CinTni: . Aiithi n, .in., of New York and WIchlilTu l'rcston of Kentucky aio at Weleker's. Max Ilciizoe. mid M. Sellgiinn of Xew Yoik and W. . Swan of Uoston aro at Woriule 's. ll.vmtv Manx-, tho thcalijcnl manager, mid Congiessiuau Vlelo of Xew York, mu ut Wlllnrd's. Mus. 1'niMC Y. CoMMVOllin left here last night for lioilda, to spend tho winter nt Saint Augustlno. I.iBUTtxvNr-COMMAMini: Hiivvix S. Houston Is ut Xo. 1310 G street fiom tho Xorfolk Xm-y-Yard. 11, II, I'm siMi'.it, naval ofllcor nt Phila delphia, and J. I., lloosovclt of Xow York nro at Iho Arlington. Kcaii-Admiuvi. Ui'-iitru and family liavo ictiirned to their city lesldouce, 1101 lihodo Island au-uue. Mu. ami Mii. J. I. Doitvv of I'hllndel pliln and Mr. and Mrs. II. S. Hoeller and daughter of Cincinnati are nt the Itlggs. 1!i;ai:-Aimih,vi. Fnvxcis A. Hon ar rived hero yesterday with Mrs. Hoe, nnd has located at Xo. l'JJJ Seventeenth street. LlLLTUN VNT DvMIII. DnlXItAMV, U. S. X., who lecently ictiirned homo from tho Wnchiisctt, is at fcolnii's Hotel (tho old Owen Houso). Lir.l'TEN VNT IlKN'JVMIX S. lliciiiuns, U. S. X., who has Just returned homo from tho Wuiliu'clt, on tho l'aclllo licet, lias tpimtcis at Xo. Hill X sticet. Miss At ur. M. WisriEin of Wash ington Is stopping with relatives lu Staun ton, nnd will spend a part of her vacation among friends hi Koeklnghaiu. LiriiuxvxT Gr.ouoi; 1'. Cuisn, Third Cnvnliy, will leavo hero this evening for Xew Yoik, wheio ho goes to placo some of his Arizona mines on the iu uket. LlI.LTl'X vxt M. riMicu WniotiT, U, S. X'., who is here from thu Alliance, at tho Xoifolk Xuvy-Y.ird, will leivo the city this evening. Ho is at tho Ailliigton. SrnnrvxT Dvxiri. L. lluvix vim of tho Signal Service, famous for Ids work on tho Gtcely r.xpLilltlon, ictiirned to tho city this morning, mid has secured ipuiters ut Xo. MUihlitOLiilh street. DisTjucT Govi:itx.ui:x'je xvrs. Sluttcis IIcIiib t'liiisltltufil liy Our I.ooiil liiilms. Tho Commltoloucrs have decided to grado Wiltlicrgcr stieet under tho "penult sys tem." 'Iho application of Hen Jones for n Inr loom lltcuso lias been approved by thu Com missioners. Tho Commissioners liavo approved tho icipiest for n sidewalk on 0 street, near Xeirth Capitol street. ihe Commissioners have been nskurt to pavowilh asphalt Thlity-thlnl struct bo: tween 1' and Itttieels, Tho ist'mstcs for tho opcnso of iiiuulng thu Water Deprilment for noxt year are $l?:i,ll, Thu lecelpts for last year anioiliit iiltoil!5,5W.17. 'Iho Coinmtssloncis havo iccelvod n copy of tlio lesolulliins piissodntn recent meet ing of thu teachers of tho seventh school division stating that thoy collectively uud individually accept tho leductton. Mm. Humes of Ceittngo Hill writes thu Commlssiiiiicis Hint' ho Is nu uld man mid lust a handsome pioperty dur ing Hie war mid another since, mid is still willing to work for a living, and dosliesto lo Lo furnished with n liorsu mid cart and a mail to collect stones on nil the public roads uud to repair bildgus. Captain Allan Drown, V. 8, X., was Siuiitiil u penult to-day to croct a beauti ful iisliltnco on (J street, between Seven teenth and L'lghteeuth stieets. It will bo tint c storieB, with a bay-window projection, nud havo the modern liupiuvcmuiits, Thu bouto will cost IrS.OOO. llulldlng permits liavo been granted to D. M. Goodaeic, elect llvo dwelling on K, between I'lrst nud Xorth Capitol siieots nonhciist, at n t ost of s,(100, L. 1). More pout, electa stable tear of 13 1 Thlid streut Miuthiast, 1100, Mrs. A llaulnii, erect a frame dwelling on Grant street, Mt, l'lcis nut, $1,000; Mrs, M l'onc-.t, repair (J0 Xtvv Voik iiYeiiuo, J100. 10, 1885. SATURDAY SOMETHINGS How Attorney-General Browstor Got Even With Chandler. SCURVY rOUTIOAL TAOTIOS. A Ittminisccnco of tho Oraut Oamiiaign of 1872. Tlio, Dlslrli t IleiiHicmls mill Tlit'lr Vltllollrt Hiloviineos, FOOn 1AY roil HAIID 8ERVIOE. AVlicn Sir. Ilrcvvstcr, lato Altorney Clcncial, who U now having a groat ileal of fun willi princes and other Individuals In lhirnpc, wm lu Mr. Arthur's Cabinet he, ni u rule, got along veiy well with hit fellow-members. Sometimes, however, thero were dllTcirnccs of opinion; hut notvvilh Maiiiling ilr. lliowsler'sllrmiulliefenro to nny position Hint ho might sco 111 to tnUe, there was only ono serious hitch be tween him mid any of tho other bunds of Departments. Mr. Chindlcr, tho Secretary of the Xavy, and ho camo to loggerheads Just licforo tho Presidential election. Mr Brewster regarded the money which hid hllhei to been paid to supervisors of elec tions ns too much, llo proposed to cut down their allowances. Mr, Chandler, It Is almost needless to sav. cntci tallied no such opinion. 'Iho matter was discussed twleo nt Cabinet meeting. 'Iho President and tlio rest of the Cabinet sided with Iho Sec retary of tho Xavy. Mr. llruwster held out for n while, but filially hid to yield some what, not, however, beforo Mr. Chandler, In an animated conveisntloii, said to him: "You would mahon law youisolf In the malter. Vou mo arbitrary." Xow Mr. Urew stcr's temper Is by no means thu best lu tho world. Ilo went over to tho Depirtinent of .lusllco a mid man, yet there was apparently nothing that ho could do nlioutlt. .Some time nftciward Mr. Chandler hud occasion to employ coun sel for ids department. Ho did so, mid tho inmi employ cd did his work well, and his ac count, !j-'.,(HJIl, was not considered steep. Mr. ( handler sent tho bill to tho Department of Justltc to he settled. It was there dis covered that the lawyer had never Liken tho oath of olllce. Without tint form illty the accounts of mi attorney cmploved by tlio (loverniiicut enn bo "hung up." Mr. lliewsler hulled tho discovery with gleo mid promptly lynched tlio bill. He rubbed his hands and said: "I wonder how Ch m dler will lllto this"' Tho lawyer went off and took tho oath of ofllco; but tint should have I ecu done beforo ho commenced his work, ilo Iho account was Kent suspended, Mr. llrewstci, every tlma Mr. Cliiudler mnilo nu attempt tonnaugolt, refusing; mid chuckling ho said: "I wonder how hu likes this'" And that lawcr has nover yet emightn glhnpso of tho $3,000; but ho Ins taken thu only courso that is open to him to iccoup himself for his work and ex penses. Hollas entered suit in thoCouit of Claims I'galnst tho Culled States for tho amount. Ono moro sloiy about Mr. llrewstcr. When ho turned over tho Department of Justice to Attorncy-tleneral tlarlanil those twoireiitlcmcuhad a tall: about Its affairs. .Mr. (Jarlmd nsked .Mr. lliowsterlf ho had any request to mako of him. After pausing a moment Mr. Ilievvs.ter said: "Yes.' I would llkoto havo (giving tho mill's n.iino) ono of tho Assistant Attoiueys-lieucial io inovcd. Ho is of noscrvlcu to tho tiovoiu uicut. I havo frequently tried to get htm out, but so great lias bemhls lulluoiieo nt tho White Houso and elsowhero that I have never been nblo to do so. Xow 1 wish ns a favor to the d'ovei iiincut mid to myself th it you would draw his blood." Tlio ollluci's blood was diavvn long ago. An elderly gentleman In ono of tho Do paitmt'iits used to bo an usher nt tlio Metro politan Memoilal Cliurcli when (icucral (Iriint attended thoro, mid Dr. Xewiuin tlicuurscd fiom Its pulpit, llo said thu other day to tho writci: "i uavo uivvays uept prctiy well postoei In polities, but nuvcr until shortly beforo Hernial (limit's second nomination did I get a fair iuslght Into tho tricks that poli ticians rcsoit lu. l'or thicu months befoto (Icucral (liant received his second nomina tion my Sundays were a horror to mo. You sec 1 had to show tho people who came to tho church tho seats. Well, theio wcro plenty of Republicans as well ns Democrats who did not wanttos.ee Ucucral liraut re nominated. One of the devices that they icsortcd to was to endeavor to show Hint n coloied person was not as v.clcomo to (icncinl (1 rant's chinch as one of tho whlto race. Sunday after Sunday these peoplo sent bunch after bunch of coloied people to tho church with instiiictlons to bo Just nsfnnwud ns possl blu mid Insist on having as good scats as llieic wcio In tho house. And," cvclnimod thu elder! clerk, ns ho mopped Ills brow, "they carried out their Instructions, Tliey would slipup to tho front pews or they would push up theio. And every ono of them looked sonwful miIous to be put out that I was almost dying to accomiuodato them; but wo knew what tho gamu was and by awful haul work avoided all trouble, eccpt on ono occasion mid tint troublu was but n small one. A colored woman dashed past mo ono Sunday and took a seat iu ono of tho best pews. 1 told her that she would huvu to leavo it. Shu made a little distill baneu but subsided when she found out that she had got Into a routed puw, Shu li in I a little overdone It. Thu tactics which 1 havo dcscilbcil to you ultcily fulled in their object." Things In tho matter of tho ofllccs undur n Dcmuciiitlc Administration aro ically going veiy slowly. Xo wonder that thero Is grumbling nnd growling. Whim tho Dinioeiats were whooping ll up so eulhusl ustii ally last summer uud fall for tho suc cessful ticket, not ono oftliem gave moro than n passing thought to tho clvll-scrvlco law; ceit.ilnly not ono of them ever Imag ined what n Chtuoeo wall It would bo In keeping them fiom tlio loss Influential of fices. Thoy thought that if the Democratic ticket should bo successful there would be nice places galore to bo had for the usklng. liecnusout these sanguine expectations mid thu little thought given tu thu civil-service law Is their disappointment sogi'ont. Oneof the DepuilmciiU In this city emit iliistwuof tlio most disappointed Democrats In tho couutiy. '1 lie woik they did durlm; tho campaign mid In arranging for Hie Inaugu ration wus ns great as tn.it pcifiumud by al most miyothei two men In tho country, Thuy winked duy uud night at the huail ipuiters of Hit' Cougieslouiil Campaign Committee both liufoio and nftcr thu elec tion l'or this they got nu pay, but expected good places after the Ith of March. After many attempts at something satls fai tory, nil of which were frustrated by tho Livil-si'ivicu law, they wcro content to tuku w hut they could get. One is u watt hiuiui and the uther a inosseUBor. They have been hoping for something better but it h is not iippenrLtl. Iho watchman has to be mi duty every dny; iho messenger has his Suu duys off, Thu other dny thu watchman madu oi.o more, offuit, mentioning tlio tact that hu did not have a single day off. llo waBiuet with tho elvll-sun leu law again, but was told that hu could lie inailen mes eni'cr. He icpllnl: "1 would liku very nine h liiilet d to spend uiv "Sundays with my fainllv, 1 ut 1 will be d d If In tinloi" to do so 1 will plnv the luchcy to Republican eleik-'" " Cnpliiln lieoigu Mushbiich. who has been on in amassing tour In tho interest otthu Dcuiiitrutli" ticket, states that largo iitiui lit'istif the i (doled people will votu tint lit hit this fall 'lliomas Turner asks that II street, bo twtcu I Ifth nud SKth struets southeist, bo paved with concrete this full, THE SHORT-HAIR CRAZE, lliu Now Hl)hi tliitt tins Htriink tlm National fupHiel. Whether Iho furl of Miss Cleveland's wealing short hair originated the pro vailing mania among Ihe fair sex It tint determined, hut that shu Is "tlio llrst lnely of thu land" would he stilHclenl inducement for tlio fashionables t0 fol low lu her wako whatever slylo of head elreis she might ndopl. Hut from whatever ftotireo It had Hr origin It Is ccilnlii Hint tho short hair craze hu "slrttclc-iii" In Washlnglnn. It is he mming moro apparent every day. Wall, along tho Aveiiuo to-dny nnd count thu number of Indies yuli meet Willi cre'ippud hair. Tnko the siimewnlk to-inuriow iinij you'll bonblo to count iinny more Ono i'ri'iich hairdresser on l'lfteentli strivt told 'I in: CniTir nrtlst that she herself shlnglol iiltieteen heads a fow days ngo beforo 'J o'clock, 'lhls In tho woik of hut one of the tunny Indies' li-ilr cullers hi this city, ho nt this inte II will not require nniiy days to tender the coiffure a thing of the pint. "Well, lhls Is certain' Ifiuv ghl ii.is her hair cropped oft like a Tom-boy I'll break thu tiigrgfinint Iho next dny, see It I don't"' i'( hilmi-d n young Avenue mer chant to Tin: litmi ntllst nboiit a week ngo. "It's tho beastliest way of living tho IiluiI I ever saw' Makes Iho prcltlet girl In town look ns I inzen-f iced as a painted song nud duiicu Woman." Yesterday the arllst met hint on V stroet. lie had Just pilled fiom a couple of young ladles with whom lie had been talking. "You scu that chunky lllllughl on tholetlf That's my ghl. Isn't sho stylish" Anl doesn't lh.it short hair mako her look simply too nobby for this world r" "Mnkcs tho prettiest girl lu to.vn look liku a brnjen-faeed song and dauce woman," raid tho nitlst. "Well, that's what I used to think, but I've changed my mind," said he. Hut a lady, be shu )oung or old, should slop to coii'ldcr bcfoiu submitting to the operation or "shlugling." It sho bus stialght hair, that never had moro lucllni t ion to curl than a wet towel, thou Tiik t'uiTlr's mil Ico Is "don't shingle." l'or a lady's hah must not bo cut ns close ns a man's. It iiiusl bo nbnut two Inches long. 'Iho result, with stiahrhl hair, Is anything btitpiLtty. It makes ii woman look liken Digger Indian, dressed for it visit to tho trading post. It gets Just long cuoiuh hi n few days to look like so many fishhooks standing out fiom her neck. Hut Itn pietty, full-faced girl, with black hair mid eyes nud nlioifwr nuso wants lo shingle lur head, then it Is tho Judgment ot this com t that nobody has a right to ob ject, iLcnusc she'll do It anyhow. To ono of this description tho short hair Is moro becoming, lint girls yes even If you have Liirly hull' mid piig noses don't shlnglo your hinds until you think It over. Winter, with lis playful winds, is close upon us. The fnsliloiiablo bonnets nnd bats will havo no strings. I low nro you going to keen tin in on your heads V Yes, It's easy enough to say "pin 'cm on, of couise," but Just tiyltand sco how beautifully It will fall. A )ouug laily entered Itochou's a fow diys slnco and emerged In half an hour with shingled hair. Sho thought her hat wis ,so Liuely pinned on, but just us sho stepped out the door, mi October zephyr camo down l'lfteentli sheet and wafted her hat over Into the Whlto Lot, near ll.ibcoek Lake. She's been saying, "Dlnkety dang tho dog gouetl head" ever since. And when a girl iisis such language she's nud. "Dlukoty dung" with a gill Is equal to tins blggost soit of a swear with a man. A fashion that is conducive to pi uf.mlty cannot bo adopted by a lady with Impunity. Still another Important matter tor you to consider In connection w Ith shingled hair, girls, Is tho selection of a hat. If vou havu )our hair cut oil, gi t a hat to suit Uiechango a nobby sailor, or something of that sort, will tilve you u Just-too-swcut-to-exlst look. Hut for goodness sake don't put onto youi shingled head ono of those three-story churns on lockers that you usod to wear with bangs and n Oieclau knot, unless you want thu thcrinuinctrr of t'holllos lovo for your prLttv fat e to fall ten dcgict s below zero ut llists'ight A water main will lie laid on K street , Ictvvccn 'lhird and 1" mrth strcts uorMi cast. f5 f5, i 'Kj wiy, Wv hfrA fC&KcOi sgspl rap- PIUCI3 TWO (JKNTS. NIKEACJIESjNTIIBAIR. Explosion of Flood Roek in Ihll Gate This Morning. A GRAND SPEOTAOIiE. Ill ii Unit ufii Nlim-Vi'iim'Tiislt Itonclietl 'lt-duy, Vv.v YoiiK, Oct. HI. Tho mail In tense uxcllcmutit oxlslutl in tho city this morning on account of the grout explo sion ul Hell Onto, wlicieby I'looil Hook was to liu removed, at 11 o'olook. Thiiitsamls of llmld hut anxious spcct.t lors wcro "hurrying forward lo witness) Iho gieal event, 'i'hu horse-cars on Iho east sielu were tilled to their ittinotl enpneity, I'iTefluiilly hlockiidlne thu lotttes, ovvlnit to tho Inability or the car hoises to draw the heavy weight. 'Ihe llrooklyn llddge inpldly tilled with thiiusninls of peoplo furious In sou "stunt' tiling" ; it t fearful of diimagu that might otcurnt Iho towers or michomges. Every available spntuon housestepsof convenient altllmle wi.h secured fur tlio purpose of wlliiLsMng the final work. The explosion took place nt ll:l:i, tho vlhiiitlon being felt lu Xlvv Yoik nnd llrooklyn. Ills ostlmited that the progress of violation was at thu rato ot l,7()o feet pir second. In tlm uelgliluiliood of tho postollleethe vibration was felt nt 1 1:1ft. Tho llrooklyn Hrldgu was tilled with peoplo from Hrool.hu and New York, nml for a wonder tho police did not interfere. Tin: i:.M'i:t t.vnt cnotrm. As viewed from lhls point there w.h.i vast iloud of vn por which was soon waftud away ly the wind. Steam launches from the llronkhn Navy-Yard guarded all tho iipproaihes to the tcrrlblo dynamite mine. A hundred men In the bright uniforms nt the I'nlted States Knghiecr Corps gunilu I tho ilver fronton tho Long Island shore, Vihllo a great many ot tho Metropolitan police iveic slatloueel at Intervals along th i New York shore to keep v euturesoaio slghtsecis out ot danger. 'I he beautiful weather and tho cleinioss of the ntmosphcio brpugbt out thu doom j I lock within the vlnlon of thoiisnuds gatli cicd nt dlfftreut points for a mllo nroiinil, Thcinvvos perceptthlo excitement mniir; Hie Inmates of the gicat public Instltutloiu on Want's nnd llkiekwoll's Islands, where It was feared tho shock of tho oxploslon might ciuise suinu disaster. A large force of polleo had crossod to Illnckw ell's Island early In tho morning and pntroled the shores near thu peultontlarv, icndy to allay a panic or quell anv outbrcik uniting tho 1,"J00 pilsnuers. In A'storlu a'ld upper Xew Yoik tho windows ot houses weie thrown open. ntn iiiTrr.vimciici!. A few minutes beforo 11 o'clock a smill band of earnest men stood about a sin lit bultcrv In a little temporary building nu th i Long island shore on the dock lioitii of tho Astoria ferry slip. 'Ihcse were the englnoers who had planned nnd prepared for thegreit woik of to-day. (lcuer.il Xewton, theh" chief, stood quietly and cooly tidklng to one of the engineers, l'loquontiy he oou suited his watch. All housos noar the bit tery weie deseited. The engineers were just about 1,000 feet away from tho wire. At IMS pieclsch, one of the parly touohc I the little key of the lattery. Mary Xew ton, daughter of (Icucral Xew ton, cged 11 yeais, closed thekeyvvhlchseiit the cunt nt tliiuugh the wiles and fired thu mine', llrneial Newton was slightly in jured in tlio neck by the explosion ot a ful minate torpedo, lie t burned tho honor of being the only tr.au hint. Tlio daughter of (lunoral Nowton, who pressed the button, is the samo ono whosu baby lingers brought about the greut oxplo slon nine years ago. Iu Itsappenrauco in tho Sound and In tlio character of tho shock the explosion to-day was much like tint ut llallet Point in lbTii, except that the up heaval of water was to-d.iv far greater, both In the extent of river 'lino which It. covered and hi the height to which It v 1,11 wo SIGHT. Instantly 111,'X) dynamite cartridges pro ti tiding from that mauy holes drilled lu thu mine were exploded and tho 2 10,000 pounds of rock-n-roek packed back of the dynamite cmtrldges went up a second later. ITool Hock went up too. Tho report was not as loud as v. as oxpected. Tlueo plecos of henv) ordnance discharged simultaneously might make ns loud u noise. Hut a second bcfoie the icport was heard, pci-oons look ing tow aril Hell (late saw a rale and gland I'll t tire A great mass of foam whlto as snow went Into Hie air to a distance of per haps "Joo feet, falling back in wild con-fii-Ion. Iltfoie the explosion this morning Flood IiolI, resu from tho bod ot thu river and sloped gradually from cither side to tlio point which projected above the water. 1 unity-four tunnels, ono of them 1,'"M fttt long, imi tluough the rock from north lo south, and thoy were Intersected by I'J other gallciles cut through tho lock from east to west, Iho longest of tlio latter being i ".'. feet. '1 lie tunnels averaged from (1 to S feet In width and 10 feet from lloor to cell ing. Light thousand cubic yards ot roek wue taken from them, and tho roof of stone, from 10 to 'J5 fuet In thickness, with 107 hugo pillars supporting It, contained nemly 300,000 cubic yards. Hvory one ot these pillars was perforated with holes uliiii feet In depth and threo Inches In ellamatur; cuih contained twenty-odd pounds of high oxploslves. Scattered about the loof at In tervals of four feet were moru holes flllod with explosives to ns-Kt In Iho wreck ot lilno acres of woild. Iho entire number ot holes was bVs, mid thu average length twenty-tivo miles myr M'AjsitiXGXox. A court-martial is iu session at the Xavy Yard mine, Adolph Doyhuucord, who de serted from a I ulied States vessel at .i fort Ign station sown years ago and came tu this eity where hu secured a position lu thu War Duiiuitmcut. He was rocognled. and captured hy Police Oiiluer Ualw.vy, who sen Lit on tliu same vessel. All Eust Washington purchaser should attend the fall opening ut II. Kautmui to-day, at tho corner of lllghth and I streets southeast. The store ot this well know u business man has boon roccntly i e lilted. As tho proprietor has had tweiuv years experlnco among East Wuslilugt 1 1 rcsldenU' nud all ot hlselerksaro courteous and polite, iiurehasuis are guaruutectl sit Isfat lion. Thore was a continual thioiu ot visitors nud purchasers ut tho store t duy, uud it is hoped that the sumo may I -continued throughout the season. Thomas Tu lor, a young colored mil, was t ak on sick on ll street noar Hovontooiu'i stieet southeast about 4. o'clock yestoidiy afteruoon. He wus cued foi by Mrs. Vu elerson, living near by, utter which ho w n removed to the Washington Uyluut about :!'() p. m. by Officers Fitzgerald nud I'onr son. At thu asylum hi condition was pio liouucid painful hut not tciiuus. Mr. Janus M. Hover, MMug on lueuics boiiiiond, iibuiit three miles from Unlou tuvi n, it pints through OnlecrKtrby Of tlm stilekiutluii ilmt his "potato houso" usught III, visteidiiv mol ill ng mid WUS OUtlloly lie stioud It is supposed that the flrew.n euiisiil In the hint ut the stove within fi lion-; Ihe loss i about $300; Insured f i-?" ll in wue tluee arrests inado hi Hit -I, iigiini vtsterda), two for uftmy aul oiu li i pioluiilty. ISiiiiundn I usky was sotiteucud to si. inoiiili In Jail for the lmcony of $SM from .It e Hindi r of Tenth and Host Capitol stiem i l lul , mil tu duy. Mr. llludei slid h . i I tt-liv In get Vh.iuge foi T -0 and tin i i 1. 1 :. uirnca uiin ii iiv iicuple tn Vuvostia want a sldowallc I oi i't' "saut stieet.