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& THE CRITIC.
THE CRITIC.
TUB UIUTIcrs circulation la Ex
cendrd by only one dully paper In
the City or Woahlntrton, and ta
rapidly gaining.
THB GRXTIG la lnoreaslnff In cir
oulatlon hater than all tho other
dally papers In ths District .of
Columbia.
10TH YEAR-WnOIiE NO. 5, 8
WASHINGTON, D. O., SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 28, 1887.---DOU1JM3 SHEET,
PKICE fWO OENTri
The Washington Critic.
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GOVERNMENT GOSSIP.
Eyfints of Interest In and About the
Departments.
GENERAL AND PERSONAL.
Appointment and Promotions In the
Treasury Department.
Government Receipts, Tha Govern
ment receipts for toe present month hire
thus far been $31,285,031, and the expendi
tures, taO(M0,833.
Interior Department Appointments.
C. L. Poind eiter, Illinois, has been ap
pointed a $1,200 clerk In the Fenelon Of
fice, and G. W. L. Buckler, cleric and
stenographer at $1,200 In the Bureau ot
Labor
.
Closlnfr of tba Departments on Mon
day. The President, Just before hie do
parture (or the mountains, signed an ex
ecutive order, which was made public to-
a ay, closing me Departments on nonaay,
Decoration Day.
Secretary Whitney Still In New
York, Secretary Whitney has decided to
remain In new York over Decoration Day.
He has transacted a large amount ot official
business during his absence, transmitting
the results to the Navy Department by
mall.
The Atlanta's Trip. The Naval Ad
visory Board has reported to the Secretary
of the Navy that the report on the trial trip
of tho Atlanta erroneously stated that her
engines did not develop the power required
by the contract. It baa since been ascer
tained that the machinery comes up to the
requirements In all respects.
Treasury Department Changes.
Appointments under civil-service rules: J.
B. McCoy, New Jersey, $1,000, office ot In
ternal Revenue Commissioner, and T. II.
Glbbi, Maryland, $900, tn First Auditor's
offlce. Promotions: J. S. Tomllnson, North
Carolina, $000 to class 1, First Auditor's
offlce; II. F. Reese, Alabama, class 1 to 2,
Fourth Auditor's office; Miss M. L. 8 Imp
son, Delaware, class 1 to 2, office of tho
Comptroller ot the Currency; W. F.
Gatchell, Ohio, $1,000 to class 1. and II. J.
Bfbb, Missouri, $W0 to $1,000, Sixth Audi
tor's office.
Minor and Personal.
John B. Wiley of Macon, Ga., has been
appointed Postofllce Inspector.
The President has authorised the allot
ment of land In severalty to the Indians In
Muckleshoot reservation, Washington
Territory.
COMPLAINING CONTRACTORS.
Dissatisfaction Among Titos Who
Bought Drill rrlTlleges.
There U 'considerable complaint anionic
those who have paid for the different priv
ileges on the drill and camp grounds. The
lemonade man at the Drill Grounds claims
that the committee have not acted fairly
with htm, having permitted another party
to aell that cooling beverage. At the camp
there is even more trouble on the hands of
the committee. Thomas Kearns, the ca
terer of the big camp mess rooms, says that
he will lose heavily. lie Invested close on
to $20,000 tor this drill with the guarantee
from the commutes that not leas than 2,000
persons wou'd feed with blm each day.
It Is Impossible for the number to reach
anywhere near that figure now. On the
first day there were but about COO, and the
toaxtmum has been 1,200. So the commit
tee w 111 probably have tbe difference to pay,
or fight Mr. K earns In court, for bo says he
will sue for It, It he can get It no otber way.
The man w ho paid for tbe privilege of efi
log meat quit serving Thursday, as others
were allowed to compete with him. At the
Drill grounds tbo visiting soldiery aro com
plaining loudly of tbe rule made by tbe
committee charging tbem admlssiou to tbe
grand stand. They say It is like forcing an
actor to pay admission to bis own theatre
when ho Is off duty,
Tho Aqueduct Krlilgo Kepalrcd.
Tbo Aqueduct bridge Is beiug repaired
to-dsy so that pedestrians can freely and
eafely use It on Monday next. Colonel
Ilalns placed his engineer and brlJeo ma
terial at tbe service of tbo O. A. It , who
have given tbe engineer a suitable foree of
men,ard by night full repairs will be made.
Immediately after Memorial Day tbo public
will be excluded from tbe Aqueduct bridge,
as Colonel Ilalns proposes to begin Us de
molition next week. A detail of police will
be placed on the bridge on Monday to
guard against unforeseen contingencies.
Mall Deliver lee on Monday.
Tbe several divisions of the City Post
office and branch stations will be kept open
for the transaction ot business tor the pub
lic on Monday, May SO, 1837 (Decoration
Day), until noon. A delivery by carrlors
will be made at 8 a. m., with tbe usual coU
lections for that hour. Tho collections tor
the afternoon will be the same as usually
made on Sunday. The carriers' window
will be open from 0 to 7 p.m. The general
delivery will not be closed.
Judge Waxem'i Won 'Appearance
An apology Is due to the readers of Tna
Critic tor the non-publication to-day of the
promised letter ot Judge Waxem, M. C.
from Wayback, but owing to accidental
causes, which could not bo foreseen, It Is
unsdvotdably delayed to a future dsy,
"We share with our thousands ot readers In
tbe profound disappointment which Is thus
occasioned .
Knit Washington.
MAVr-YlUD NOTES.
A large delegation of visiting militiamen
and civilians from Indiana visited the Navy
yard yesterday In two large 'busses. They
called on tbe commandant, Captain Wal
lace, and were pleasantly received.
Mrs. Folsom, with a psrty of ladles,
waa at the Navy-Yard yesterdayy and called
on Captain Wallace.
Tbe U. S. tug Fortune arrived yester
day at 4-20 p. m. She will carry back to
Norfolk another load ot stores and
machinery.
Went Wanlilngton.
Schooner 11. F. Hart, 00 tons of coal,
cleared for Bristol yesterday.
Canal boat Wbeatlcy Bros , .1,800 bush
els ot corn for J, U. and J. M. Waters, ar
rived to-day,
Canal boat Colonel L. Victor Baugbmau,
4,200 bushels of wheat for G. T. Duo lop,
arrived this morning.
Temperature and condition ot water at
7 a, m.t Great Kalis, temperature, 70, condi
tion, 2; receiving reservoir, temperature,
74; condition at north connection, 4; at
eouth connection, 18; distributing reservoir,
temperature, 73; condition at imliuut Kite
house, 25; at cflluant gate boute, 3d.
Wblt-Hnmlay Ncrvlces.
Tbe usual Whit-Sunday services will be
observed In tbo churches to morrow, Tbo
decorations will be elaborate and appropri
ate, and tbo services In many of the churches
will have special reference to the day.
Au Kevolr,
Judge "Your time has expired, I hope
I shall not see you here again."
Regular customer "Not aee me here
again? Why, boss, ain't going lo resign
jourposlsb, aro youT" Texas Sittings.
SOCIAL AND SEMI-SOCIAL
Miss Royall and Mr. Geoffrey Parsons of
Boston will be married on next Wednesday
evening, Juno 1, at 8 30 o'clock, at St.
John's. A reception follows tho ceremony
at tbe residence ot Admiral Howell. The
bridal tour will bo to Europe
Mrs. Laughton gave a large party to-day
to Mount Vernon In hooor of berdaugh
tcr'e guest, Miss May McElroy, About
twenty young people went down on tbe
Corcoran as her guests, and will bo enter
tained at an elaborate luncheon. Miss
McElroy returns homo on Monday next.
Colonel Wilson escorted Mrs, Folsom and
Mrs. Welsh to tbe drill yesterday afternoon.
General and Mrs. Anderson give a dinner
party of twelve covers to-night.
Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Hopkins give a
dinner to night In honor ot Sir Edward
Thornton.
Mrs. Whitney still remains to Now York,
and Is not expected homo for a few days.
Mrs. Hornsby will spend part of tbe sum
mer months near York, Pa., at the old
family residence.
Mrs. Anna C. Crowell has Issued cards for
the marriage other daughter, Minnie C.
Crow el I, to Tbonue It. McCagne on Tues
day evening at the New York avenue church.
Miss Cunningham and Mr. J. II. Helm
will be married attbe Epiphany Wednesday
evening at half past eight.
Mrs. Augustus O. Tyler goes abroad In
tbo fall for a lengthy stay.
Kt-pretentativo Ulover will keep bis Con
necticut avenue house until the lease ex
pires In tbo autumn and will take another
residence for the winter. He lately Dre-
sented his wife with a fine turn-out. They
are now lo New York. Their St. Louis
residence, which they are now building,
will be a handsome home.
Mrs. Beach snd daughters have left town
for the season and go abroad In tbe fail.
Mrs. and Mies 8 ta err til spend the sum
mer at tbe Adirondack.
Mrs. and Miss Woods, the widow and
daughter of Justice Woods, are expected to
return here soon, to close up their affairs.
They will probably return to Newark, Ohio,
tor their future residence.
Miss Thornton is still Miss Ktgga' guest.
Mrs. and Miss Audenrled will probably
summer at Bar Harbor.
Marshal and Mrs. Wilson and daughter go
to Sea Girt late In July aud then up to
Saratoga.
THE ARMY AND NAVY.
Commander J. C. Watson has been or
dered to examination for promotion.
Acting Assistant Burgeon David S. Snlvo
ly has been transferred from Fort Randall,
Dakota, to Fort Asslnntboine, Montana, for
duty.
Navy Orders. Lieutenant Charles Laird,
from the Portsmouth to duty In tbe Hydro
graphic Office, Navy Department; Assist
ant Surgeon Stephen S. Wblto, to tbe St.
Louis at the League Island Navy-Yard.
Tbe cavalry foree ordered to Cheyenne,
Wyoming, to aid the authorities to ejecting
Intruding cattle men from tbe public lands
and removing tbe wire fencing on the
ranges. Is Troop K, Ninth Cavalry, under
Captain Charles Parker.
The promotions of First Lieutenant John
A. Manley to captain end Lieutenant
James A. Irons to first lieutenant lo tbe
Twentieth Infantry, consequent on tbo
death ot Captain Charles O. Bradley, Mar
14, at Fort Maglnnls, Montana, waa offi
cially announced last week by Gen. Itujer.
Captain Manley goes to Company D, at
Fort Maginnis, and Lieutenant Irons to
Company U, at Camp Koplar River, Mon
tana. Army Leaves. Colonel Eugene A. Carr,
Sixth Cavalry, ten days. Captain J. B.
Kerr, Sixth Cavalry, fifteen days. Csptalo
Henry G. Burton, assistant surgeon, two
months' sick leave. Captain Grcenleaf A.
Goodale, Twenty-third Infantry, 11 (to en
days' extension. First Lieutenant Henry B.
Of good, Third Artillery, until May 31.
First Lieutenant John MeE. II J tie, adju
tant Eighth Infantry, one mouth. First
Lieutenant W. W. Wntberspoon, Twelfth
Infatitry, two weeks' further oxtenelon.
Lleuteuant Cbarles F. Patkcr, Sucond
Artillery, one month sick leave. Ltputuu
ant Bertram T. Clayton, Eteventh Infantry,
one month, from May 23. Lieut onant D.
C. Sbanks, Eighteenth Infantry, one month
sick leave. Lieutenant Cbarles II. Urler
son, Tenth Cavalry, one mouth Lieutenant
John E. Mi ers.Third Artillery, tour months
Lieutenant Colonel Cyrus B. Co on toe k,
Corps of Engineers, six months' extension
of sick leave to go abrottd. Captain J, J.
O'ConncII. First lofantry, flfteeu days from
June 4. I Irst Lieutenant John 0. Gresbam,
eevculh Cavalry, three months' extension
of Mck leave. Hrst Lieutenant George II.
TbuKtoo, Third Artillery, four mouth)'
sick leave. Lieutenant Robcrtll. Watklns,
Signal Corps, one month cxtonsloo.
OUR COLORED CITIZENS,
Tbe eulogy on the late pastor of tin
Third Baptist Church, Wm. B. Jefferson,
will be dellvored to-morrow at the church
at 3 o'clock by Revs, It. S. Laws and J. 11
Lee.
Tbe William Andrew Freeman Lodge of
Odd-Fellows celebrated its leveuth anni
versary at tbe ball last night. There was a
large number of tho order presont.
Miss Louise Osborne, teacher of lan
guages at the State University of Louisville,
Ivy., Is tho gucbt of her uncle, at 333 E st,
southwest.
Mr. James II. Howard ot Harrisburg, Pa.,
the author of "Bond and Free," which Is
now on its fourth edition, Is In tbe city.
Mr. J. R. Waddteton of Alabama Is visit
ing his brother, John P. Waddle ton, tbe
jeweler,
Mr. John Mitchell, editor ot the Rich
mond Vianet, Is here with tbo Rldiniond
militia.
Rev. W. B. Johnson of the Second Baptist
Church will preach on "Tbo Nation's Dead"
to-morrow at 11 o'clock.
Mr. J. U, Ringgold, editor ot tho Arrjus,
of Indianapolis, lnd., is hero enjoying tbe
National Drill.
Mr. Q, Atwsod of Saginaw, Mich., Is
bre, the guest of his brother, Dr. O. M.
At wood.
Rev. T. G. Steward ot tho Metropolitan
Church will preach to-morrow at 11 ou
Labor."
Au Appetizing Younc Man.
"Yes," said Miss Clara to ber bosom
friend Miss Ethel, "I met young Mr. Fob
dorol last evening, and, Elbe!, he Is per-fect-ly
dellgbtful"
'Does be wear whiskers r" Inquired Miss
Ethel, with equal enthusiasm.
"Whalers! Wby, Ethel, ho has such
lovely mutton chop whiskers that It makes
one hungry to look at tbem. Harptr's
Bazar.
Prominent Hotel Arrivals.
Metroiolitan. W. R Denlson and
wife, Alabama; A. P, Baldwin. Mississippi;
F, T. Blacchard, Lynchburg, Va.
National. R. H. Armstrong, Tennes
see; E. V. K, Weed. New York; William U.
King, Albany; V. Aleukia, Cleveland.
St, James, George Chapman, Bangor,
Me ; J. A, Rltcbey and wife, Chicago; Will
iam Broodwell, Urand Rapids, Mich ; Will
iam Miller, Pittsburg, Pa.
EuniTT. Simon L. Borgba, St. Louis;
T.II. Rockwell, New York; Charles King,
U.S Army; .English, Macon, Ga.
WiLLAitti's. 8. II. Harley, Butler, Pa.;
John C. Robertson and Ed. A. Duhev.
Brook j n: Milton Ewer, Baltimore; J. II.
Freecott, jr., Buffalo, N. Y.
Riaos J. W. Evans and wife, New
York; W. A. Wbitney ana John 11. Dos
Passos, New York; M. Warner, RoMnsou,
Nebraska.
AnLiNQTOV. D. G. Hamilton and John
C. Nelly, Chicago; C. L. Coleman and H.
W. Donald, Now York; A. Mcl'arland aud
wife, Detroit.
Tbe Coroner to-day decided not to hold
an ir. quest.
WASHINGTON IN 1887,
As Photographed by the "Washing
ton Critic" Artist.
ITS MANIFOLD ATTRACTIONS
Washington, tho Dlstilct of Columbia,
as tho Nation's Capital, Is the pride of tho
country.
It is tho most cosmopolitan city in tho
country.
1 1 has over 200,000 population and Is rap
idly moving onward.
It has tho best-paved broad avenues and
streets and tbe worst dilapidated sidewalks
of any largo city In tho land.
It has more niagolflcentuatural suburban
scenery and surroundings than any capital
city on the globe.
It contains tho largest and finest public
buildings la tho world.
It Is the most attractive city for rcsl
dents, sojourners aud visitors ou the con
tinent. It has tho mot Intelligent population In
tho aggregate ol any city In tho Union.
It Is rapidly becoming tho tiatlou.il cen
tre of science, art and literature, at It Is
already tho polillal and social tent re ot
tbe United States.
It presents the best inducements for ln
vestment In property, as Us prosperity,
growth and grandeur are assured by the
entire nation. ,
It Is rapidly becoming a rcsldcuco of
people of wealth, refinement and culture
from all parts of our country.
It Is one or tho healthiest localities lu
tho couutry, and when the Potomac Hat
Improvements ara completed and tho river
front put In proper order,w 111 bo thu model
sanitary city of tbo land.
It has broader atcuues, larger public
grounds and reservations and moro parks,
circles, triangle, open spaces and miles of
thrill shade trees In proportion to Us area
than any other illy In tho world
It has 1 ho host lutuio prospects of any
city In America.
Its growth and propcrlty aro assured by
the progress and development of tho cutlrc
nation.
Fa cry new quarter-section of land settled
upon
i-.trj uvn iuiuu uiaeuvt'icu uuu liber
ated Every new manufactory established
Ei cry Immigrant who lands ou our
shores
Every ship that enters our ports
E cry new business enterprise started
Every extension of railroad traffic
Every new postotllco or other Govern
ment station
Every lncreiee of population
Every Invention and development of new
resources
In short, everything that pertains to tho
greatness and advancement of tho Nation
Increases tho fioterntnent bnitness to bo
transacted at Washington; and while other
emeu uac special local avenues 01 iraue,
commerce and general buslue s, the whole
country pa) B tribute to tho progress aud
ironcrllv of Its National Canltal.
The ratu of taxation In Washington Is
established by act of Congress and Is lower
than lu any other city on tho continent.
It Is fixed ftt only ono dollar aud a-hatf on
earn one uunureu aouars 01 assessed vaiue.
The Concrete of tho United Slate an-
proprlates j early an amount equal to tho
sum paid lit taxis by property-holders for
local improvements and tho administration
01 mo municipal oi-air 01 iuo immei.
In other n ord, tho National Government
pays ono-halfof tno amount nnnuilly ct
peudeil In conducting tho lotal nlTtlra of the
Capital City and In promoting Its futuio
progtops and development. No other com'
niunit) In tho world 1ms mich rcaoarccs bo
bind It, or is backr-d by oueh an Indorser
Ono or tho laigcst cdicatlounl luMitii
lions lo tho world tho National Catholic
Unherfcltv lsfioou to be ealabllshcd at
Wiit-lilngtou aud managed tinder the
au'pkca of the Uoimn Catholic Church,
Thi' pljn has icciutl) becnupproudbyluc
Pot u ut Rome1.
It I rumond tint this grand Institution
will soon bo tollowcJ by tho establishment
at thu Capital U thu Nuilou ol (u equally
laigo ami hnpuilunt imlvirtit) of learning
miulci thu guidance of tbo Protestant
oiuinlzatloiii oi tbu llupnbllc.
Washington has the best i nhllc school
ejitcm In tho vtorlri, tmd conuiii tho inotl
com in odious and ronu'iiiiutij -arranged
public rthnot building.
Its public school sjtcm U eo thoiouch
and veil manucd thatthousinds ol Gov
iiriiicntoillelal lu Congress and the I)J
pirtmentiecim their children to tho public
fclioi-U of tbo DMriet Aud ,ut while
Congress has donated iipwaidiofTO.OOO.OOO
aiiei of public lands for public fcIiooU
thioughout the Union, It Ins never donated
a single act c tor tlio public schools of tha
ui&irici oi iuiumuu.
It all o has a laigo number of the best
prh ate cducatlonarinstltnilonalu America.
At tbo scat of tho Government of tbo
United States its prosperity und future
gtcatnecs aio assured by the growth tiud
development of tha nation at Urge
1 be departments, Institutions, lujUims,
bureaus, inuecum, commissions, offices ami
boards of tho Government now established
here are bclog constantly Increased by tho
rapid growth of tho natliu's Interests In
tho vouderiul progress and development of
tho resources ot the Republic.
Its gov ernment U entirely national In Us
character, being under the exclusive Juris
diction and coutrol of tho Congress of the
United btates as truetco for tho people of
the entire nation,
It is tho only neutral district In tho
Union, and belongs alike to the people of
tho vvholo country regardless ol section,
politics, religion or any of the peculiarities
or Isms that to a moro or less extent ehano
the sentiment of all other localities In tho
country.
Citizens from all sections can assemble
hero without exciting jealousies, as this
District Is tho common heritage of the sixty
million Inhabitants of the Republic,
Its resident population is among tho
foicmostm tho land in all the attributes
chaiactorhstlcof un enlightened Christian
community,
Tho I'ciiuns'm l'ro,eot.
PiTTsnuiia, Pa., May 23. The Pennsyl
vania Railroad, It Is understood, contem
flatcs building a brldgo across tho Ohio
Elver at Nlmlck station, four miles below
Pittsburg, for tbe purpose of facilitating
tho consolidation and Its possession of
local Hues on tho Ohio side ot tbe river,
and working tbem In connection with Us
main line and tho roads under H control.
Tbls scheme when consummated .will save
tbe Pennsylvania Road au Immense sumof
money jcarlyj
An explosion of gas occurred yesterday
in stopoNo. 'J of the Susquehanna Coal
Company at Nantlcoke, Pa., by which three
men, John Cosgrove, Joseph olofsky and
James Sbcehan, were fatally burned.
It Is thought the successor of Justlco
Woods ot tho United States Supreme Court
will not be appointed until the meeting of
Congress.
Cardinal Gibbons sails from Queenstown
on tholftlbof May In the steamer Umbrla,
and will have bis i ubllc reception In Balti
more, June 7.
Lint Anderson and Ed Evans havo been
arrested at Rockville, Mo, for the murder
of John Yanderburg, whom th ey shot and
KUiea in tue court room uuring nis exami
nation on tbe charpo of outraging Jennie
Anderson. It Is said the girl wai mtstsken
in her Identification and that her assailant
was some otber man.
Articles ot association were filed In
Springfield, HI., yesterday for tbo Atchison,
lopeka and Santa Fo Railroad Company In
VvUicaco, ine principal ouice is 10 ou es
tablished In Chicago, and the amount of
capital slock Is to be ten millions. The
Incorporators are: George W. McCreery of
Kansas City, Mo,; Albert Robinson of
Topeka, Kan i Emmons Blaine, Benjamin
T, Lewis and Frederick I. Gay ot Chicago,
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES.
The Pro grammes ns Completed by the
Committee on Arrangements.
The programme ot Memorial Day services
on Monday, under the auspices ot the De
partment ot the Potomac, his been finally
arranged. Services will be held at Arling
ton, the Soldiers' Home, Congrcssloial
Cemetery, and at General Logan's tomb.
Tbo parade will start from Fifteenth street
and tboAvenuo at 10 o'clock ehirp. Tbo
lino will be composed ot mounted police,
tbo America's Cadet Band, tho Molfnoaux
Guard, Grand Rapids Guard, Custer Guard,
Union Veteran Corps, Old Guard; Saratoga
Cltlzena Corns, CaplUl City Guards, Sons
of Veterans, Marine Band, Union Veterans,
First Company, and tho too U. A. R. posts
of tho department.
At Arlington, at 13 o'clock, Department
Commander Burke will call the assembly
to order, the Marino Band wilt furnlsn
music, Rev. S. II. Green will deliver au In
vocation, a large choir will sing, Comrade
J. C. S. Burger will read an original poem,
Hon. C.C.Matsonot Indiana will dellvor
an oration and Hon. C. M. Anderson of
Oblo en address and Rev. Benjamin Swal
low, Department Chsptaln, will pronouoce
tbe benediction.
At the Soldiers' Home, at 3 o'clock, the
Third Artillery BjuiI will furnish tbe music,
Comrade I luroln will call tbo assembly to
older and Rev. Dr. Sunderland will de
liver an Invocation, One ot Cariuton's
poems will bo read by I'rortjssor Towniend
ml General Yag;er Swsyne wltl deliver tbe
oration. Rev, K. D. Dsntels of Kit Carson
Post will pronounce tbe benediction.
At the Congressional Cemetery, at V 30
o'clock, Comrade II. N. Howard will call
thp aesombly to order. Rev, J, D. Wilson
will deliver the lavocatloo. Mr. Seaton
Douoho will read an original poem.
Colonel R. F.IUII of Port "it, Department
of Michigan, will deliver the oration, and a
cboius ot ladles will furnish vocal music.
At General Logan's tomb Rev, Dr. New
man will deliver a prayer. Professor
Towniend wltl read ono of Carle ton's
poems, and Comrade McKce deliver an
oration. Comrade Brackelt will be la
cUrce. The Citizens' Corps Band ot Sara
toga will furnish music.
HOW TllEX DO IN DAKOTA,
Ilia Way Jeli Jlolloirny Was Out
witted by atlentlemnn From Egypt
Apropos tbe McGIynn lecture Tuesday
night, tbe land speculators do not always
have It tbelr own way, Hero Is a little yarn
that may make Commissioner Sparks and
Henry George both feelgood. Way out In
Dakota tbero are whole counties with only
a few hundred bona fide settlers In each,
tbe rest of tho land being held by Eistern
speculators waiting for tbe "uaearned
Increment" to get rlpo. But the honest
settler gets there. Ho has a habit of piling
thu taxes on land values and golog tu
heavily for Intirnal Improvements, roids,
bridges, school-bouses, etc., and the East
ern speculator has to grin and boar nine
tcntbs of the burden.
, Acute Yankee named Jeb HoMowaybad
taken up tbe northeast quarter of tbe south
lection, range three, west, of what we will
call bkoopemln township In Cleveland
County, lie erected a 10 by U turf house,
and bad tbe satisfaction of knowing it was
the largest (and only) house In towa. One
day be slipped over to tbo county seat and
urged the county commissioners Into ap
propriating $1,000 to build a four-room
school houee with a cupola, took tbo con
tract to build It himself, bad bis wife ap
pointed school m arm at $40 a month to
teach bli seven tow beaded, stub toed boys,
and went home. He built the sahool house,
and It was a daisy. One day tbo business
end of a cyclono pis red hob with Jeb's
snd-houso, and dropped It somewhere In
Manitoba, Hollow ay gathered his family
toffttLcr and camped on the ox cart for two
wctks iben un Idea struck him, and be
ncnt behind thu only trro In lifiecu counties
anl kicked himself. Two hours later his
wife was frjlng miisako tn the school house
and he was titling ou tbe front steps In his
stocking fret.
He lived there for ucarly ajcar, Ouo
day a praiilo eetiooner hove In sight and
halted at tbo rrhool bouse. An enormous
"PgJptlan" tllnbed outaud unllmbercd:
"i ma vcr au idlt"
"Naw,"
"You ml"
"Naw."
Then the confiding Holloway told him the
whole (ton.
"Hit's tho county scbooPuir' Incrcdu
oml) sfl.ed lliettranger.
"Ub Lub." ,
" N' jou uns don't pay no rent?"
' haw,"
"Hank I oh, IUuU" the stranger shouted,
"Jts'unhltLh thtai mentis right thar. We
una'll stop jer, I reckon. Now, ueUbbor,
which halftof tbeerbool'iis'll jou take. I
lsint ptitlcklii. My qujrti'r-secllon la
light law."
Hollow a looked dubious, but tbu
itrncgtrhhd eiht strapping big bojs, two
bull dogs and looked dangerous, so ho
meekly succumbed. Then tbo Egyptian
IrtMeltd that the school should bo kept, and
all clplit of his bos wanted to go. In ten
davs Tlolloway was glad to compromise and
divide the toucher's aaUry, and Inside a
month they wero both over at tbe county
Ecat trying to have tho school grade 1 and
au assistant teacher appointed.
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
. Three men, father and two sons, by the
nsmo of Giles, at Falls Village, Me , have
for sometime shown symptoms of poison
ing. One of tbe sons died Wednesday, and
the father and tbe otber eon are very low.
An analysis ot tbe food they have been eat
ing shows tho presence of arsenic.
Tbe National Butchers' Association, in
session at Chicago, have elected Thomas
Armour of Chicago president; first vice
president, Cbarles James, St. Louis; second
vice prcsiucur, jonn ii. ocnaeuer, uaiu
more. A grand barbecue was given at
Cbclton Hilt Beach. Fifty beeves and a
hundred lambs wero roasted on tbe beach,
and bread and meat were served free.
Forty thousand tickets of admission were
sold.
At the sessions of the Right Worthy
Grand Lodge of Good Templars, and of tbe
foolish, or seceding body, at Saratoga, N.
Y,, yesterday, tbe conditions proposed by
tho executives of the two bodies lu Boston
last September were agreed to and tho re
union proposition was adopted. Tho basis
of reunion provides that there shall bo no
dlfcilmlnatlou lntho order on account of
race, eex or color.
At Euiclcsvllle, Pa , Wednesday, Kato Gar
man, a farmer's daughter, aged 1 was
hel ing to dig a well, when the earth caved
In and tbojoung woman was kilted. Joseph
Bcrger, aged 17, sustained fatal Injuries.
John Thompson, a boat builder of Ham
ilton, Out., left Tuesday night for a row on
the bay In a skiff, taking with him bis wife,
Mies Vincent, his wife's sister, and three
rbtldren, It is supposed that the boat was
utett lu a squall, which sprang up shortly
after the party started out, as Mrs Thomp
son's body was washed ashore Wednesday,
Twenty tramps boarded a freight train on
the New York, renusvlvaniaaQdOhtoRatl
load near Kent, O , Wednesday, and helped
themselves liberally to fruit and provisions.
At Kent local police ofllcers captured seven
ot tho tramps. Later on the remainder of
tbe party attacked aud overpowered the
crew ot a local train at Kent, climbed Into
a box-car, aud were locked up by tho con
ductor. Just before reaching Akron they
kicked the door open and Jumped from tho
train while at full speed.
Iho Lawrence and tho New Brighton and
New Castlo Railroads, two small I hies run
ning throuch tho Mahoning Valley, have
been consolidated and are to be united by
tbo Pennsylvania Railroad with Its Lake
porta and Alliance branch. Tbe Ashtabula
and I'ittsburg Railroad, and the Alliance,
Nllcs and Ashtabula Railroad, are also to be
consolidated, and steps are to be taken to
consolidate the Ohio aud Pennsylvania cor
porations under ono new si atom, which will
give the Pennsylvania Company an outlet
from Pittsburg to the lakes and to the traffic
of Northern Ohio.
MORE COMPANIES DRILL
Tho National IUIIh Mak) as Good a
Showing as Any.
NONE VERY DANGEROUS.
Scones aad Incidents nt Camp Wash
logton To-dny,
Tho overcast heavens probably accounted
for the rather small attendance tbatgreited
tbe first Infantry company at tho Drill
grounds this morning. But after 10 o'clock
they began coming In a perfect stream,
and, before tho day was over, the grand
stands presented the gala appearance ot
tbo last few da j s.
company ii, rinsT v mat vu.
Tho first company to sppear was Com
pany II, First Virginia. Tbelr drlUIng
was very much below tho average, as was
that ot all tbe troops from "Old Vlrginoy."
Company B, bowevrr, was a slight Im
provement on their comrades ta arms.
THE KEALY 1UFI.E3.
Tbo rccond company was the Nealy
Rlflts, from way up In Maine. Tbe boys
who votefor James G. Blaine, however,
A ItlSINQ CADET.
were as bad, It not worse, than tho Virginia
laddies, and really drilled so badly that tbo
spectators applauded them but for tiro
movements, and Iben spasmodically, as
though half Inclined not to Bad breaks
were made In some of tho simplest parts of
the rxanual.
Tim NATIONAL RiriES.
They gave place when their halt hour
bad expired to tbe National Rides. As
tbey came up tbe greensward they certainly
made & pretty showing in their gay red
coats and bearskins. A generous burst ot
applause greeted tbem from the grand
stands. After stacking arms In a way
which brouebt forth considerable applause,
this good start made their admirers hope
for sorao unusually good work. But this
hope was soon dispelled by their evolu
tions. In which tbey were very uneven.
The most difficult points In the programme
laid out by the Judges they did remarkably
well, making bad errors when least ex
pected. Prom their work It would seem
that too much attention had been given to
a few difficult points and tbe more easy
evolutions neglected. Ibis Is not the fact,
however, as Captain Oyster has worked tbe
rutnot late conscientiously and with regu
larity.. .The applause, on tbe whole, was
rnlher tooccncrouilyglvan.astlie work did
not Justify It. If not taking a prize the
Rifles will not be disap pointed, however, as
there wero circumstances sickness ot men
crlnclDalh which brouebt out the declara
tion some days ago that all hopes fur draw
ing a prize wero abandoned. Lieutenant
Mansontommaudtd the Rifles.
COMPANY A, lirai MINNESOTA,
Crmpany A, Fifth Minnesota, wtretbn
next contestants. Tbey were a neat-looking
body ot men and were away up In their
evolutions. In their double nulck move-
mens they broke slightly. The manual of
arms the) did finely.
lu some movements tbo Minnesota bojs
wero very floe Indeed, notably lylngdowu
atd firing, which they executed with raro
klll and accuracy, and they improved In o
m marked dLgree as the drill went oo, re
ceiving more apphuso than any other com
I ii$ who has competed mj fur to-day.
COMPANY A, III'TII IIIIOUB ISLAND.
Frcmptly at 12 o'clock noon, Company A,
rifth Rhode Island, marched through the
tenth pate and drew ud In front of the
JudstV tent.
Ibcy hsve pretty bright uniforms of
white jackets aud blue troupers, with blue
ttlmets. In tbe manual ot arms tbey were
very good Indeed, aud their evolutions vv ere
by alt odds tho best seen to day, and tbelr
double quick was as good, It not better, Uuu
ary during tbe entire drill. 'J bla latter is a
mott difficult movement to perform with
ory degree of precision In rezard to step,
but the wblto coats of the Rhode Island
Lois rose and fell as the most exacting
cculd wish.
CADET INSPECTION.
Immediately behind thorn came tho cadet
corps, who drew up lu lino at tbo far end of
the grounds for Inspection. The Inspection
was a rlsld one. Arms were examined criti
cally, and each little blemish marked down
against them. Tho first to com were tho
Peek skill Cadets, who were followed In turn
by the St. John's Academy Cadets, Bethel
Academy Cadets, Maryland Agricultural
College Cadets, Cayuga Lake Cadets, Mich
Igan Military Academy Cadets, and High
School Cadets. The cadet competition drills
began at 3 o'clock with tho Pceksktlls. At
2 30 the St. John's Cadets followed, and at
3 tho Bethels.
COMl'AM I, SECOND MICHIGAN.
Company I, Second Michigan, was the
next on tbo field, and whllo tbey did fairly
well, their drilling was not such as to leave
tbem any chance for a prize. Tbelr execu
tion of tbe manual was tbe beet thing tbey
did, ibtlr cvo lutlons bclog quite uneven.
THE 1HLLENE OCA mm.
Tollowlng these came the Bullene Guards
of Kansas City, who made an excellent ap
pearance in very tatty costumes. Ihclr
drilling was very good, Indeed, and thd
kvdleuee quickly realized that tbe cow bovs
ut the West knew a thlngor two about drill
ing. Their suits are of plain gray, with
white helmets aud plumes.
AGAIN TUE ItAtN.
Just as tbey were leaving tho grounds tho
rain came down quite hard aud caused a
stampede by the crowd for shelter under tho
grandstands. Tbe Kansas City boys got
qt,lto a good wetting, too, before tbey
reached camp,
TUB W003TEU CITY Gl'AltPS.
Following came tbe Wooster City Guards
of Wooster, Oblo, who acquitted themselves
with credit, brlngiog out a good deal ot ap
plause from tbe spectators. Tho ralu
(topped before tbe Oblo men bad been en
the grtueds five minutes, and tho crowd
once moio occupied the drlvo-wai and left
the cover ot tbe stands.
rOHT WAM! RIFLES.
Tbe last of tho Inrantry competitive drill
ing of tho day was done by tbo Fort Waj ue
Rlfics.
SCENES IN CAMP.
The Hoys Sinking the Heat of the Little
Time IteiualnlQK,
Ihe camp Is nearlog its closing scenes,
and tbe soldier boys aro making tho best of
their time visiting the various places of
Interest about tbe city, many of them hav
ing secured leave of absence for several
days to visit Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York. Thero Is but little to chronicle
at tho camp, Final orders aro being Issued
at headquarters, and tbero is not tbo hurry
and bustle hero which was noticeable lu
the early part of the weok,
Atll o'clock General Augur and his staff.
In full-dress uniform, were photographed In
front of headquarters by Mr. Prince, several
excellent negatives being obtained. At tbo
hospital there were only nine patients In the
tents, nono seriously 111,
Tbe storm and wind of yesterday had
torn tbe guy ropes from the tent pins In
many quarters, and created sad havoc with
tbo canvas. Sheets, blankets, caps and tbo
various paraphernalia of vamp-life wore
blown In ntl directions. The Governor's
Guard ot North Carolina suffered the most
damage, the San Antonio and Belknap
Rifles also being greatly Inconvenienced.
All tbo companlts located in tbe low ground
around the Monument were moro or less
discomfited,
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r,s:
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fM.tf. 4 ,P.M
A pleasant episode In the camp this roorn
irg was tbe serenade rcrdcrcd to Captain
Allison Naltor ot tbe Washington Ll?bt In
fantry by the musical prodigies from Mil
waukee. After the music Captain Nsllor
Invited all the boys Into bis tent, making
his gracious acknowledgments and gave
tbem refreshments, presenting tbe leader
with a handsome bouquet and decorating
each boy w 1th a boutonniere.
CAMP 1UFF It AFP.
Although the Toledo Cadets drilled with
precision and lo most superb form. It la said
by many of tbe leading captains In tbe
camp, who are old army officers, that they
drilled without any reference to the code of
military tactics, tbelr movements being exe
cuted In a studied, slow and clock like
manner, entirely out of tbe regulations pre
scribed by military manuals.
Tbo Red Cross Association hai erected
another portable barracks building adjoin
ing the dhpensary, where Mies Bartou will
make her headquarters.
Many of tbe captains hare their families
with them, who are stopping at tho hotels,
but make dally visits to the camp.
Mr. Eric M. Noble, tho stenographer of
General Augur and his stall, Is one of the
busiest men at headquarters. He Is very
obliging to the newspaper men, who are In
debted to blm for many courtesies.
Tbe Chicago Zouaves think tbey have cap
tured tbe prize, and preparations are al
ready being made in Chicago to give them a
grand ovation on their return.
In the hospital there Is a German soldier
ot one ot the Wt stem regiments. Ho has
not been seriously ill, and Is now ou the
road to recovery. Recreates considerable
amusement for tho attendant physicians by
his ludicrous mistakes and woeful lacera
tion of tbe Lugllsh language.
The Governor's Guard ot North Carolina
leave tbe city for JUUIgh tonight. They
only vnterrd for six dajs, and are obliged
to Lu at home by Monday,
Owing to tho eevero rains during the
week many of tho companies wero unable
io Keep intir arms iroin ruuing, v-mcu
counted against tbem lu tbe drilling ex
ercises. The Vlcksburg Southrons, accompinlcl
by tbo Memphis oiuves aod tbe Southrons'
band, left at 12 o'clock for Colonel Frank
Hume's couotry place, Warwick, where
tbty will bo entertained by Colonel Hume
A Tltll TO MT. V EICON.
Yesterday afternoon tbo Twenty-second
Ecfarate Coropary, National Guards of
r?Aiatoga Springs, eighty three strong, made
u tilp lo Mount Vernon, and later to
Mart-hull Hall for ono of Colonel Joo lie
Klbbcn's famous pUoUcd-shad dinners
The paity were accompanied by I)rluj'a
Uhuu of Troy, N Y. At Mount croon
1 botogranher Dillon took a very good
picture of tl e bojs os tbej wero drawn up
In line In the roar of the mansion. Uiifuru
going to Mount Vernon -Captain McKwen
ard company paid their respects to General
Black at tbu Pension Officii, and tbe bind
played several selections In the court, and
ucuetal Black made a stirring speech.
Among those on bom J were Dr. Drew.
Mrs. King and Mrs Keeling, tbe latter wife
ot Professor Keeling; Mr and Mrs. Lester
Adams cf CaDnndalgun, N Y.; Mrs. Lincoln
aud J, D. Lincoln, and many strangers,
THE PROPOSED SIUM I1ATTLE.
V by would It not he a good Idea for the
Drill management to glvo a special pro
gramme for Monday T Ibis being a National
bollday tbo entire city would turn out If an
attractive programme wero arranged. Tbe
proposed sbam battle ot all the troops In
camp would afford a moat entertaining and
novel programme, and would be witnessed
by at least JO.00O people. Tbo Government
authorities would probably have an artillery
battery, and a most Interesting entertain
ment would thus be provided tor Decora
tion Day.
A DAY WITH TlIE II003IEUS,
A Ciehtic reporter enjoyed a dinner In
camp with tbe Indianapolis Light Infantry
boys and their lady friends, and found
them very genial and companionable. The
dinner of rice, potatoes, beef roast, onions,
bread and coffee, was eaten with a relish;
after which, through tho courtesy of Lieu
tenant Grajdon, latoot tho United States
Navy, omnibuses were provided to trans
port the entire company to tbo Navy
tard, where tbo afternoon was spent In
vlewlrg tbe curiosities In the Museum and
throughout the yard. Mr. Denny, the
Mayor ot IndlanapotU, with his accom
plished wife, and Major Ross ot tbe Light
Infantry, with Mrs. Ross, wero ot tbo
party, Tbero wero probably sixty persons
who availed themselves ot Lieutenant
Gradydon's Invitation and all seemed to have
a Jolly good time and take great interest In
tbe work In tbo shops, as well as lu tbo
beauty of our city,
E8TEnDAY ArTEIlNOON'S WILLS.
At four o'clock yesterday afternoon tbo
Individual drill began. Fit ty-nlno men took
part, and Private H. G. Stacke ot the San
Antonio Rifles w as finally picked out as the
winner. His soldierly bearing throughout
tho ordeal was marked, as was that of his
associate, who remained lu line until noar
tbe last. As each man made an error bo
wasdroppM out. Sergeant Conrad, Com
pany B, Washington Light Infantry, was
awarded Becoud prize, aud Sergeant J. R.
Wagner. Company A, Louisville Legion,
third. Tbo largo crowd present heartily cn
Joj td the contest, 1 he Milwaukee Battery
men gave a snori saure orm wuich was uiuci
at nlaudcJ. aud thu Vfrcinla Brieado 0D-
reared to take partlnthedress parade. Miss
Mary G. Vase, sponsor to the corps, drilled
thoLomax Rifles, after which they were
presented with a white floral shield, bearing
tho inscription: "Iomax Rifles, Alabama,
lfeoT." General Wheeler of Alabama made
tbe presentation speech. Between 15,000
and'JO.UOO people, attbe lowest estimate,
w ere at the pyrorama exhibition last night.
Last evening the Chicago and Keck Zou
aves united in a protost against allowing
tbo Memphis Zouaves to compete for the
zousve prize, on account ot their with
drawal from the parade on Wednesday,
hi
ff5 ftiMfil I IUJa
4S Tisssw
PERSONAL MENTION.
Senatoii-elect Faclkseh of West Vir
ginia Is lu the city.
Cahdinal GmnONS sailed for Now
York on Thursday.
Congressman Spmnoeh of Illinois left
on ednesday for home.
AnsiBTAKT Secretary Maynvrd has
gone to New Yorkfora fewdajs.
CoNoitBsMEN Wilson of West Vir
ginia andTaulbcoof Kentucky aro la tho
city.
Colonel 8. Tn iter AnsnT will spend
tho season at Normanstonc, Georgetown
Heights.
Tun family of Postmaster Conger toi
template spending tho boated term on tao
Maine sea coast.
Da Witt C. Bpiuoue has gone to
Gettysburg, and will read a poem there on
Decoration Day,
It. C. Spoon nn, brother of Senator
Spoouer. Is Deputy Inauhiato Commis
sioner of Wisconsin.
W. Scott Toweiu, esq , and family
are summering near Silver Spring, Md., oo
tho Metropolitan Branch.
Dr. A. F. A. Kino ot this city Is about to
deliver a course ot lectures at tbo inellcal
college lu Burlington, Vt.
Mhs Frank Lrsnn contemplates tbe
eMsblisbmentof a SpanUh-Ametlcan paper
fn the city cf Mexico next Ml.
Mr. C. W, Thorn and family will leave
on Monday for Oakland. Md., where Mrs
Thorn l a cottago for tbe seasou,
JrjmtsoN Davis 1ms coocentel to de
liver md addriM Itcforo tbe literary societies
of Randolph Macon College, Virginia.
MoituMON 11. Waits, jr,soq ot tho
Chief Justice of tbe Supreme Court, Is Just
closing tils Junior year at Yale College.
Miss Oknib McLindkn, who has Juit
flubbed a Micctsaful reason with Marie
t'rif toll's Company, Is home for the
summer.
Jmkie Ktllcy, tho Pennsylvania Con
grct'tnati, is wrlttn? Hfterhs of articles on
(be South fur thu J(ii'urfrrrj' liecurdot
Italtltnoie.
MEbsits Thomas F. Clarke bo4
Augustus Milter of Hen wood, W. Va,have
bt en dolhg the town and taking la tho drill
this wctk,
HoueutT. LincoiVs law firm U mlJ
to lnvenolucornouf iffiOtHWa j iar, and ho
declares ibot he will never bold another
political office.
Bit i itti e hope Is entertained for the
ncoveryot Major Ben: L'erley L'oore. His
physicians report him this afternoon to bo
getting weaker,
Senator Inoalls lectured at Abilcn
Kan , a few ulgbta no, on thu question of
woman suffrage, taking strong ground In
opposition to It.
T. S. Kellojq of this District Is one
ot tho twenty-nine candidates for naval
cadelsblps who passed a successful oxia.1
nationat Antapolls.
Senator Hoar and Cnngremm Long
of Massachusetts will make cpinxbes ut
the Fast Boston Republican Club dinner
Tuesday evening next.
Hon. John Goonn of Virgtnla will de
liver tbo annual address on Wo lot slay next
ueiore iuo literary societies ot tno onto u Di
versity At Raleigh, N. C.
Senator SnrnwAN Is to deliver an ad
dress at Springfield, HI., ou Docorutton
Day. Mrs. bberman snd daughter will kavo
on Tuesday for Mansfield, Ohio.
Major Post, lately stationed in Cincin
nati, has arrived hero to succeed General
Parke In his duties at the War Department,
when the latter goes to West Point.
Ex Senator McDonald of Indiana
ibj a that ten or fifteen years ago ho would
hv accepted an appoiDtinaut to tho Su
1 re mo Bench, but he la too old now,
Con si i. General Torch brlogi with
htm from Mtxlco tho regrets of tho Ameri
can colony in that city In tbe shape ot a
verj complimentary set of resolutions,
Ex-Con niiE'wM an Waddell of North
Carolina will deliver an oration before tbe
literary societlia of Roanoke College, Va ,
at tbe com oieLct ment of that Institution,
Juno If.
General John C. Black, Commis
sioner ot Tensions, wilt leavu fur the West
this evening, uccnmpnnlM hy Mrs, Black,
oLd deliver a Decoration Day oration at Rl
Gin, 111.
Senator Ultier of South Carolloili
Lublly iiigogtd Junt now lu promoting tin
toiifcouujuon ci me ueorgia anu vjaronni
Mitiiaruanu ma unaiitsion, uncinbatl au
Chicago railroads.
EX'Slsator Waunfr Milieu, ex
Covgrietmuu Mattlu I lownstnd of Now
tk and Judge Tree, the Minister to Bel
filiiiii, who tutsts tbls week of thu (Irani
Tee I fie Hotel, Chicago
-Lieitlnant CiiAitm A Govp,U S,
Navy, who was for a long tlmeondutv lu
thUcliv, was marilcd last Monday In Bjj
ion to Miss Minnie Webster of San Frau
chen, tbo daughter of 1 loraco Vt ebstcr, esq
Major Lous T. Mourns, ciputn
Flj.hth Cavalrv, and Msjtr James B. liar
brtuk, captiin Iblrd Arllllerj, nccooipiriie I
tbo San Antonio companies tu tbls city, tin
are bus) vlsltlDg old friends aud comrades
here.
Congressman (lALiiNaru of New
Hampshire la to deliver a Dccorathn Day
address at Clarcinont, ex-Congrcisruari
Ha Ben nt Brentwood, ond CongrcMiiuu
eltet MchlnLcy at.Moultonvllle, all lu tbo
same Stale.
Mr. Louis Pni owe, w ho Ii a member
of tho Michigan Military Cadets, ami Is hero
with his company. Is a son of Ihu lato Gen
eral Louis 11. Pelouze, C. S. Army, who
died hero ten jears ago whllo on duty at tho
War Department.
Mn. W. J. Florence, who has for
some time been n candidate for admission
to tho Union Club of New York, has tailed
of an election by that eminently exclusive
Institution, although ho was strongly In
dorsed hy Mr. August Belmont and others.
Ex-SENATon SrENrEH of Alabama Is a
frequent visitor to New York, and tho
Graphic says ot him: "Ho Is a quiet appear
ing man, wears dark clothes, a soft slouch
bat, and whllo in tbo United States Senate
waa one of the carpet bag representatives
against whose sterling honesty no man over
dared whisper."
Rrv. Dr. Giesy of the Church of tho
Epiphany has accepted an Invitation to
preach tbe bacalaureate sermon to the
graduates of tho University of Pennsylva
nia at tbe Church of the Incarnation In
Philadelphia on June 5, Dr. (ilesj's ourse
of itimonato oung men, dcllverotlutbli
city, have made a deep Impression, and,
doubtless, led to this Invitation.
Representative O'Ferkai. of Virginia
has returned to Washington after a vigorous
canvass for tho local elections Just held. He
says tbe returns aro very encouraging from
tbo Democratic standpoint. They mean,
be says, that the Democrats are fully alive
to tbe necessity for voting and working,
andnuanto lose nothing mora by neglect
and w ant of harmony. He expects to see a
Democrat succeed Senator Rlddlobcrger.
Another Clinilt'y tlaan Itcport.
Piiiladeliuia, Pa, May 23. Christian
K. Ross, tbe father of the lost Charley Ross,
received a visit from a stranger yesterday,
who told blm that his son was servings sen
tenced a Connecticut prison, Mr. Ross
has been so much distressed and tormented
w Itb false reports for the past thirteen ears
or thereabouts that he does not place much
faith lu tbe mau's story.
TltC K.ori..t'OtlMtIIHtlO!l.
Tuiladelpiiia, May 23, A secret circu
lar, accompanied by printed copies of the
revised constitution oi ma order, naijusi
been Issued from tho headquarters
of the K. of L. on North Broad
ttrect, with tbo direction that a vote be
taken on It by each local assembly at Its
next meeting aud tbo result returned by
June 25.
runlHhrtl fur Urae Crimen.
Michael Curtis was to-day fined $50 and
sentenced to tour months in Jail for enticing
a ) oung girl Into a house of HI fame,
George Forsyth, recently convicted of In
decent assault upon a little girl, was to-day
6euteQce,a to a year, lca, a. day In Jail.
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS.
A Destructive Incendiary Conflagra
tion Near SI. Petersburg.
TnE EK0US3 TORPEDO FLOTILLA
How the Anglo.TurkUh Agreement
Concerning l'gypt 1 ltegnrdecf.
MINE EXPLOSION NEAB GLASGOW
London, May M. A dispatch from 8t
Petersburg gives tbe particulars of the de
structive conflagration which occurred near
tbat city on the 24th Instant, by which sixty
houses were destroyed The (Ire was of In
cendiary origin. Placards wero posted
throughout tbo town on Sunday, threaten
'dc that at mMnlKlit that nlKut the bulldtnes
would be burred, and on Monday similar
notices appeared. When tbe fire did break
out on Tuf eday a rapine wind carrlel tbe
llamts from bouse tu housp, and before tbo
fire rould bo Lontrolkd sixty villas wero
destroyed, 'ibo loas amounts to reveril
million roubles. 1 be Incendiaries barouot
been arrested.
Ibe new torpedo flotilla, with which cr
pfrlments hare km miking recently, lm
proud to be a failure. Of tbe trtctiiy-four
totpidots tent dm n lo tbe Channel for trial
cletcnftot otitof order through tbe action
of tbe aves and became entirely U'eless,
wlille tbe retnalt.Injj thirteen did not come
Habere near performing the service ex
t ccted of tbem.
'tin Orrupntlon cf Cg3it.
1'Aitir, May 9. M, Jcau Lcmulnne, tha
i n lutnt political writer and life Senator ot
Fiance, writes to Le Matin concerning tbo
Anglo-TurMth convention respecting the
occupation of Pgypt, as farcical and dlsln
gtcuous. Kngland, hesas, has no inten
UouLf surrendering her hold upon Eztpt,
but on tho contrary Intends to take advan
tage of tbe tavIoR clauses ot the treaty to
strccL'lbtu ber position there. He Is of the
opiolon that tbe agreement will not m rati
fied hy tbo Toners, and warns trance
against consenting to any arrangement by
wblch hngland is given opportunity to
creatmlxncer, "Internal and external," and
thus Indefinitely occapy Ejypt under th
pretext of defending tuut country.
OtcrtfOO Jllner Kntombeil.
Glasgow, May 24 A terrible cxploslin
necuriedto da) IntbeUdstonTit, Biant)re
Tim f-baft leadlus to the pit Is entirely
cboktd up with debris, entombing 'JiJ
u.liti.
1 .attr Fort) five of the cntombod miners
have been recovered from the unner seim in
Die Udetou pit. One of them was dead
wUn LrGugbt up and all tie others were
tulTuiPi;.
1b mouth of tho pit Is surrounded by
weeping women and cblldren. 'Ihe rescue
volunteer?, bearing shouts from the eu
tombed run in tbe middle seam, crying,
'Comohdp us quickly," went frantically
to vuiik, soon bringing out flva dead miners,
and rapidly cleared the space between tbem
and tbelr unfortunate bretbrcn.
Tlie Jlrlcinn HfrlKrrH.
DiassEU), May 23 The strikers held
several meetings to day. Kid Hags were
dlsplajfd and tbo "MarstlllalsQ'' was sung;
tbruugh tbe streets.
Cnrdlnnl (IblionM HnllH To-morrow
Duiiis,May23.-CardInal Gibbons will
isll for New urlt to morrow by the steam
ship Umbrla,
A IMlitlHLi: ACCWENV.
A Freight Citr lritt.he Int i n Ii
feiiger Train,
Pittei lug, Pa , May 29. A tcrrlblo acci
duit occLntd last Lljht near Klttanning;
Tolit. The wheels of a freight car going:
cafet burtt and the car crashed Into two
poftengcr coaches of a train going
weit with tcrrlblo effect, killing four
ilcu and wounding ten others.
It Is not known exactly bow tho accident;
oicurrid bo mo belie, o tbat the axle broke,
but tbo i revelling opinion stems to be that
tbe whet'i burst, Tbe pUco where tbeac;
dtut occurnd ara switches, and It Is not
uiliUOy that tbo axlo had broken pre-lc-Uil),
but did not causu any accileut
ut til tl e switch wurf rcaebod
'tbo killed are: D4I0 11, Gnlnmot Titls
turir.sou tf ex-Speaker Graham of Alio
ghtuy Lit); John Pores, new agent, East
l.lUit;, Pa , J S UtaufTcr, Louisville, O,;
WuuauMijdor, thatnokln, 1'j
lbo liijurud arc: Frank McCuno of New
York, traveling fir the Boilr Cracker Co
l'blladellbla. wilt die: Clus. Beldelman.
BrltdCtld. Noble County, O , skull frac
tured, lrjutid icUrually, cannot recover;.
George 11, Puglcs ot Columbus, Ohio,
tlfght Injuries tithe head and right leg;
A. Aneu, PajettevlIIe, N. V ellcbUy
Iblurtdt Mlsi Clara Albeit, Flint,
Vlchtgcn, slight lujurlci to face.
IlatlloLuckctt (colored), Alexandria, Va t
ccmiound fracture ihjbt lej; IMIth Gcisc.
ogid II, slightly Injured: Her. K. II. Por
ter (colored). Bctroit, Mich, face and le
badly bruised,
&TIIVCK 1SV LMIlTXINa.
ratalltiesCnmcil hy eat erIa3'S torn
Neur b-irntofrn.
BArtATOOA, N, V., May S3. Three fatu
ities wiro caused by yesterday afternoon
storm lu this vicinity. About 5 30 o'clock:
Morris Harris, a tenant on tbe Greenfield
cstato of tbe Hon. T. B. Carroll, was In
stantly killed by lightning, which struck
his wagon house, In which he bad taken
refuge from tbe storm. Tbe wagon houso
was damaged to tbu extent of MW. lUrrla
1eafsa famllv.
At Mecbanlcsvllle, Charles Warren wav
struck aud Instantly killed by tbe lightning
wbllu at work In Urlry Bowen's barn.
In Ilaitford, Washington County, whllo
Ira Warren aud three sous wero engaged in
cultltig tccd potatoes In the storehouse of
their faim, a t bunder bolt tutered at tbo
corner of tho building, Wiling Henry, aged
Ii, hnd stuuulug tbo other tbrce, who,
boucur, soon recovered.
IUMiiH Hi ought t'p Again.
Niiu Ouleans, May 2$. Advices from
Uttlo Hock state that requisition pipers
Lavo been Issued ou tbo Governor of Call
foruiafor William Ivlssane, Tho object lu
bringing Klssaue there Is to compel him tu
rtpa) tho amount of bis forfeited ball bond,
tttlth was pat 1 by Colonel Thomas Pearco
at d Judge Ibonids llautey. It was pro
ved to put blm on trial tor the Martha.
Washington case, but It was found that all
ttn muterlsl witnesses wore dead and a de
cision ot tbo Supreme Court had deprived
tbe TLIlllps Count) Court ot Jurisdiction.
Tho 3loiuiy Market.
New Yokk, May 2s. Money closed at 1
per cent. F.xchango closed stoulj osted
ratie, 4$6JG-' Govornnu it losod
atead; currency ts, X tf i- oupoo,
lJJibld;4lJ,do,H0bU
.lliildooit to mc-tln.
lULTiMous, Mo, May - -Wm, Mul
doon, tbe w rcstler, U hero aad hob deposited
J50 forfeit for a match with Audrew Del
mars, tho Frenchman. It will coma oft
next week.
WEATHER INDICATIONS.
Indications tor the tweuty-rour hours
commencing at 3 p. m., Saturday, May a 5;
For District ot Celumbla,llgbt local aho un,
nearly stationary teraperaturei vrluH. gca
Ul!y CDftUcskrljri
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