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The Washington Critic.
SOTII YEAK--WHOLE NO. 0,Or. WABHINGTON, D. 0., VUIDAY I5VKNINO, DKOKMItlSIt 2, 1887. i'lIIOU TWO OUtfl'S. 0 U K i t GOVERNMENT GOSSIP. Events of Interest la and About the Departments. "wiiite house callers. Commissioner Colman's Report The Pub lic DeU Increase. THE rRDSIDBNT'B MESSAGE It Will bo Communicated to Congress Next Tuesday. Tbo FreBldent'a Mesaaffe, Tbo Presi dent's Message will not bo sent to Congress until Tuesday, Biff Guns at Watorvllet Twenty five field guns and two largo cannons of ten and one-eighth Inch for coast defenses will tic com pie ted at the Watorvllet Arsenal, Troy, N, Y , November 1. 1SSS. Interior Department Mall. In answer to an Inquiry from the War Department, relative to the amount of Interior Department mall, Chief Clerk' Jonas states that about 3,04 pounds of mall matter aro forwarded dally from his department to the City Fostofllce. Public Debt Increase. Tbo public debt statement for November shows an Increase of the debt of $1,400 850. The Treasury net cash balance or surplus Is 3,35 ',701, com pared to $50,753,704, November 1. The Government receipts for tbe month ro ached 3133,667, and tbo expenditures $24,373, 351. Tbo FreBldent'a Callers. Am on? the resident's callers to-day were Be u a tors Stewart and Stanford and Representatives Collins, Felton, Townshend, Sic Adoo, Neal, Richardson, Pbelan, Enloe and McSbaoe, accompanied by ex-Representatives Cobb and Doyle, and lion. Duncan Cooper of the Isaehvtllo .4mcrfcui. Tbe Indians Quiet Again Indian In epector Armstrong, who was eent soma time ago by Secretary Lamar to Investfgat j the Sword-Bearer outbreak at the Crow Agency In Montana, has returned and re ports everything quiet, and that tbo Indian ore pleased with the action ottboGovcrn tnent In removing tbe belligerent bucks to lortSnelllng. Chief Graves' Report. The annual re port of E, O. Graves, chief of tbe Dureau o! 1 ugravlng and Printing, shows that during tbe year tbo bureau executed 03,052,2;7 printed sheets, an Increase of 6,000,000 abeeta over the quantity for the preceding year. Tbe new silver certificates of de nominations of $1, $3 and $5 were printed to the amount of $47,044,000, Tbo expenses of the bureau for the year were $7ul,l?7. The estimated demand for printing for tbo next fiscal year la forty-sU per cent greater than the amount appropriated tor this year. Tbe Introduction of steam presses Is aald to have accomplished a great saving and ex cellent work. The coat of production at the bureau has steadily declined. Tbe force consisted of 841 persons on July 1, 18S7, and has since been Increased to b$2. Commissioner Colman'a Report. Commissioner of Agriculture Colman's an nual report recommends the abolition of lbs Seed Division and tho transfer of Its dalles to the State and Territorial experiment sta tions. The scope and functions of tho De partment srediacmsed In a way which leaves room tor the Inference that he docs not ap prove tbe e (Torts to make Han executive department. Tbo report says It Is yet too ecrly to make an official statement ot tbe results In detail of the pi esent year's experi ments In the development ot sorghum sugar manufacture, "but," bo add V'cuoucu Is known already to anticipate at no early day tbe production of a sugar supply from a plant as easy of cultivation as corn, and one whoso products havo n valuo equal to the cost ot raising," Our exports ot wheat hare exceeded 130,000,000 bushels annually for ten years, tboso of Russia -w ere 0d,00u 000, and those of India, 24,000,000 bushel Id round numbers. Other lands contributed only a Tcry final I surplus. Tbo work of the Bureau ot Animal Industry has been creatty extended during tbo past year. Pleuro pneumonia has been, to a great extent, stamped out. The silk experiments have riot yet reached tbo point of paying their own expenses. Minor and Personal, 'treasurer Hyatt has returned from New Ibo ti.be rles Conference will meet to morrow at 2 p. in Captain Bunco's report on the Atlanta has Uto referred to tbe Bureau ot Oidt.ar.ce, 'itc President Issued enotber list ot par dons to day, and also refused live applica tion for clemency, Secretary Falrcblld's report wilt be out "A rilnetday; the reports of Secretaries Kadi cott and Whitney not till later In the week THE ARMY AND NAVY. Tbo Richmond, Atlanta, Galeuaand Dji pblo bave arrived at New York. Tbe Yantlc will bo ready to sail from the Norfolk Navy-Yard lu about two weeks. A draft of fifteen marines has been soot from tho W ashlogtou to tbo Norfolk Marino Barracka. Captain Win. It. Browne, Marloe Carpi, has leporkd for duty at tbe Norfolk JIailce Barracks. Tbe Secretary of War has Issue 1 an order mcrvlngOIO acres of land for tho military reservation of Cainp Spokane, W.l. The resignation of Captain Harry I. Coiu, fuiirth class, U. S, Military Academy , baa been accepted by the Secretary of War. Captain Frank B. Hamilton, Second Ar tiller), has been granted ono month's exten sion, and Second lieutenant Maglals (). Jlollls, I ourtb Infantry, two months' exten clou of Have. Death ofu f'nrdtoi rtuttlovt. Mr. George A Mark, for twenty-fho years croiioyeu atom me uapitoi, butii in too Niato Document-room and tho Coocrcs tidal library, died yea'erdvyat Ma real Uetci, Mfl U street tiottLwtst Mr. Mark was a Mason and belongcl to several bene ficial societies and was knowo always as a modest and methodical man Ills funoral will tako place at J o'clock to morrow from hla late residence. AlllUMfllHllt VltCri Frank Williams, advance for Ktratty's "LfRardera" at Albaugb'anext neck, came over from Baltlmoro today to take a look arc mi d. Clara MorrU' beilth Is sId to be totter this teaetm (ban It has been for a long time. The gnat actreia will bo seen In toll city during tLe week of December 13 at Al 1 augl , wrfre tbe will be teen la "I Arti cle 47," "Allio," and her greatest and pew est success, "Renee " A man out lu Kentucky has Just found a htnvy pot of gold Ills likely that be lifted .twltblbrefjeki Newspapers Instead of text books are nnwlnUM In in- reading classes at the j'UblloichoniPli, Dwilum, Mbbs. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Movements of Welt-Known L'eople In nnd Out of Huclaty. Senator BAwrxn and family arrived yesterday In their special car. Tbey came direct from Wisconsin and went to their residence. Oit at the Country Club a track around which tbe members can speed their borsea has been laid off and namol the "Folsom Circle," lu honor of Mrs Cleve land, whoso permission was asked and granted a little while ago. Tho season is about beginning for the little festivities, early dinners, small dances, end suchlike at the cosy home ot tho club. Tho destina tion of many of the aftornoon potest Ian parties which are so faablonablo, as well as those who ride or drive out, Is tbo Country Club, where tbe members warm and refresh themselves In a thoroughly comfortable style Mns. McPncnsovhai not yet returned from New York, whero she has been for somo weeks. Her little daughter Is, how ever, hero with her governess. Tun dancing class meets to night at airs vvauacn's. Hon, asm Mns. Hoiutio Kino havo Invitations out for an evening party next Tuesday. nxniESENTATlVE BlMES of Colorado has taken tbo houso occupied last season by Secretary Manning. Mns CiuniES CarholloI Baltimore, well known In society here, has been In the city for tbo past few days, looking up apartments for the Benson. She Intends to apcuu ine winter nere aiier January l. Miss Kncsroni) and Miss Smith, who bare been guests at tho White House, went borne on Wednesday. Miss Alexander and Miss Severance arc still with Mra. Cleve land. The Six o'Clock Club ate tbclr second weekly dinner at Wlllard's yesterday. Fifty members and a largo Dumber of ladles sat down to dinner and listened to tbe discus sion of "What Bhatl tho Government do for tbe People!" Tnc wife of Purgcon General Mooro will rccctve on Tuesdays throughout tho season, Mil. Jcrr. CniNMEii'a family are hero for tbo winter. Mrs. Chandler and elder daughter were making calls yesterday. Mrs Doirn, with Mrs. Nixon and Miss OJeneal, was at home yesterday afternoon and had numbers ot callers who enjoyed fragrant cups of tea brewed by tbo hostess. Mra Dolph will be at home next Thursday. Mrs. and Miss F.dminds, tbe wife and daughter of Senator Fdmuuda, will spend tho w Inter down In Aiken, S. C. Mrs. Ed munds has been In poor health, and change of cllmato has been recommended. Mrs. Patten will resume her afternoons at borne Informally to morrow. Sho re turned Wednesday evening from a short trip to New York. Ilcr little- grandaoa, the child of Representative and Mrs. Glover, w III be baptized soon and receive bis grand father's name, Fdward Patten, Mr. CiiAMitERiAiN begins his series ot dinner parties to-morrow evening at the Arlington. Senator Biodcett of New Jersey Is Moving Into tbe bouse on Lafayette Square Just vacated by Mrs. Bughcr, Mns. I1A7FN Is settled In tbe cony bouse corner Nineteenth and I streets for the winter. The to ife of General Beale Is In greatly Improved health aotw takes her customary long walk every morning with her husband. SIr rtmARD A. MoscLzr, the secre tary ot tbo Interstato Commerce Commis sion, la confined to his room by Illness. Mr. Martin Decker Is acting secretary during bis absence. Tnx engagement of Second Lteuteoao Henry It Adams, Twenty-fifth Infantry and Miss Maud Loral ne Gray, daughter of Captain Cyrus N. Gray, Ute ot tho army, la announced, lbe wed llog will take place early In January In this city. Mm Cm eland entertained Minnie Palmer, Representative 8. S. Cox and Mr. John R. Rogers at lbe White House yester day ivtLlrg. Mr and Mrs HENnr IIoiohtAtino of 13J-J Ninth street uotthwtst gave a re ceptlon last evening to General and Mrs. J. Madison Drake of Now Jersey, who were en route home from the North Caro lina Mountains. The Misses CaldwelPs furniture bis teen removed from Hie Mier bouse and Bent h ay. 1 he house Is being prepared for Its occupancy by Its owner. Miss Gisme Wilson, who Is at school In Patapico. Md , returned there early la tbo week, after spending the Thanksgiving holidays with her parents, Colonel and Mrs John M. Wilson. Mr JuieaM Ua&iiiei i, of tbe Bureau ot Education, aud sou of tbe Itev. Dr. Da' b tell of Biltltnore, was married last night lu Ualtlmore, at bt. Michael's P. K. Church. 1 bo bride was Miss Olive Davlsoo, wro was attended by her Bister, Miss Mamie Davison. '1 he groom's Lest man wa his brother, Mr. Paul Dashlell Commodore and Mrs. Badger hivo just returned from Purope, and are at tbe Clarendon for tho winter Mn and Mrs J,M. Buuier Bpentfour months abroad this summer doing the continent, particularly the South of I ranee, and made a short tour In Switzer land. MissNanci ShlmcI hero on a visit to Mrs. Isbam Hornsby, DISTRICT GOVERNMENT MEWS. The services of J, I . Bcnlzcr, an In spector; Hugh Cosgrovo and M, P. Foley, foremen In the Water Department, have been dispensed with. Captain Eugene GrtfUn has notified F, M. Draney that tbo atreetu could not bo swept Wednesday night on account of tbo freezing weather, ond no allowance will bo made for tbo work, A permit has been granted to tbo B. and P. Itallrood to erect automatic gates at Thirteenth aud Thirteen and a halt streets on Mar) land avenue, and at New Jersey avenue and I streets southeast. The Bulldlcg Inspector's report for No umber shows that ttcre were 141 now I ulldlngs erected and 70 repaired. The re ceipts of tho odleo amounted tojlll, The C Uli'riutilnii 4'luh. At tho regular monthly meeting ot tbe Caledontsn Club, which was held list even Irg at tbelr ball, No WJ P street northwest, tbo olllcera fir th? cntulng year were elected us follows Chjif, James MoCon dacb, Oretcbkftaln, Urn. Wilding, treas urer, Jam en II alley, rotordlng steretary, Win. Jardlue. eoireopondlng secretary , KolrrtS McKcrlrlcr, financial secretary, J, W ( aincrmi, librarian, J Uobertson, properti committee, Yuioy, 11 Low, A, McKerkber, fluaucomuimlittc, Dr Mlllor, It. U Cameron, J II Miller. Alter tbe niiulur cc ureo of buslocis tU mcellu, tlaoa adj&utud oniYiritco til' Uool 3tn. A Joint conference bet een the represeo tatlvtaof tleuooKn manufacturers, noal KroHcrsaid wool merchants will bo held bete onMonday. The milliliter 4 iiki, Argument was continued In tho hltakcr caaeto-da), DUtrlct Attorney Worthlnton closing. A Tank Thnt an Too I'ntl. Bobby and bis mother were taking lunch eon with Airs Hobson, Habby was on his good bebavlor'and w as doing wall, "Mr. HobsoD," said he, In a very polite maimer for so little a boy, 'ou've had mine trouble with tho water In our bouse, haven't you " "No, Bobby," was Mrs Hobson's reply, "HhatcaateSTou to think that r" 'I beard pa say aomelblng about Mr Htbsoik'a tank grttln too full tbo other ilfcbt" Texas Si fllogs ON OAriTOL HILL. A Caucus of Democratic Senators in Consultation To-day. THD CONTESTED OPriOES. Other Candidates In the Field for Door kcopor. THE HOUSE OLEUKSniP. Tbo Credentials of Senator Lucas of West Virginia Received. Tbe House this morning bad quite a busi ness like appearance Members and visitors occupied tbe seats and louoeea and the con stant chatter of many voices proclaimed tho approach of Coogrcss. Tomorrow night tbo caucus will be bell, at which lime nearly all the Democratic members will have arrived In tho city, Sergeant at-Arms Leedom held quite a ri ceptlon In his olllco this morning, a large number of Congressmen calling to pay their respects and to assure him that he nould be reelected unanimously. Mr, Foran of Ohio will piobably put Mr, Lccdom In nomination. JEDOE WA1EM ABSENT. Just when tbe Sergeant at-Arms ofllce was comfortably crowded. Congressman LafToon of Kentucky said the most conspic uous Member of the House was absent tbe distinguished gentleman from Way back, Jedge W. ( Waxctn. Ho aald he hoped to read tbe speeches ot the Jedge this winter In that bright paper, Toe Critic. Tbe cental Ike 1 Illl remarked that the Jedge had been abroad all summer. Doorkeeper Donelson also had quite a throng of Members la his prlvato ofllce this morning. Therowas somo little talk that when the Speaker announced his committees ho would call Sunset Cox to tho chair and that een. tleman would select the Committee on Elec tions, THE DEMOCRATIC CACCIS. Ibo Democratic Senatorial caucus was well attended this morning, some thirty Senators being present, Including Messrs Turplo ot Indiana and Faulkner of West Virginia. It Is understood that tho caucus will make a strong flgbt la behalf ot Mr. Turple, and that there will not bo any con tention by the Itepubllcan Senators In the case of Mr. Faulkner, as he has bis cre dentials In good form, Tho names of uom oi these gentlemen appear upon tbclr respective desks la tho Senate, but tbe credentials of Mr, Lucas as Senator elect from est Virginia havo boon received and filed in tbo I'nltod States Benito, and It Is now rumored that tbe Supreme Court of WestMrglnla bas decided that the election of iaulknerae Senator waa IlIccr&L Tbecancus Is also considering the report vi a cuuimiuee on assignments oi Demo cratic Senators to committee positions. THE CLEIlKSnir. Tbo contest for tho Clerkship of tho House Is about over, and It Is asld tbat Mr. BalncsofNew Yoik will withdraw from tbe canvass. 1 he Now York Members held a meeting last night at Chamberlln's and came to the conclusion tbat Mr, Ktlnes was wotklng against too grrat odds, aud tbey think It beat to change thtlr tactics. It Is said tbat there waa a committee appointed to meet tbedirfercnt Eastern Members and eeo If arrangements cannot be mado bo as to put a candidate from New ortt in tbe field fur one of tbo other Houso oQlccs. Tbey wilt hold another meeting this even ing at the same place the DoomttEi'Ennn Tbe contest for tbo Doorkecpcrshtp still continues to v. arm Mr. Brcckcnrldgo was about again this morulog with tho antl Donelson folks looking updlflerent points la tbo lata dental. 1 bey called upon Janitor Jones and astcd to eco hU accounts, which were shown them, but nothing could bo had from Hie parties as to tbo result of the Invistlgnttoo. Last cuntug Mr, Brccken rldgo and filcnds called upon Doorkeeper Donefoon and asked to bo ebonn tbe ro turns of bis Bales ot Haste paper or at least the money, and ho asked to be given until tils morning at 10 o'clock to glio his answer. Mr Donelson was on hand at the appointed lime with tbo money to show for the sales, which was held to bo a satlsfac tory accounting, Mr. Hurt Etated to a Critic reporter Ibis morning tbat he has had many promises, but did not expect all to bo kept. He seems very confident, and his friends are making a strong canvass for him. Mr. Alex. W.Harris is the latest candi date for the Doorkeepcrsbip. lie was born In Georgia, and served In tbo Confederate aim), but shortly after tbo close ot ibo war moved to New Jersey, wbcro he servjd two 1 1 tins In tbo State Legislature, aud was Instrumental In electing Senator McPhorson. In 1"M, on account of falling health, bo moved to GIrard, All. Mr. Harris states tbat he has been a life-long Democrat, and was very active In the last Presidential campaign. STILL ANOTHER CANDIDATE. The latest -rumor to connection with tbo House Dooikeeperahlp is that. In tho ovent of a dead lock, the name of General 1 lolJs of Georgia, who long held tbe position very acceptably, will be presented with strength as tbe second cholco ot many Members and popular with all the older ones. THE SENATE DI3TI ICT COMMITTEE, The Senate Subcommittee on tho District of Columbia, having under consideration the proposed changes lu tho rallroa t alTdlrs of tho District, held a meeting to day at J o'clock for tbe purpose of making up their report to bo presented to tho Senate. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE The fci-nalo Subcommittee on Finance, balrg under court leratioa tho subject ot undervaluations, held a meeting today, and a member stated that It would be roily loreiort shortly after tbo meet I us of the senate, a( nici itluai lEoisrmoN. Mr. Hatch cf Mlsaourt chili man of tho Agricultural Committee of lLo last House, arthed tLIs morclrg Do cxpKtt Increased activity lu aulcul'ura) IcgMaltoi, aud aaya be Uleemargurlue law hIU bwitutalncd or made mure frtiloctut lltn, Thomas B Itafd n( Mtlno wai a prrnilneiitlljjuioat tuo Cipltol t day Ho will receive tbecotnullment of tbo nomina tion for Speaktr by tbe minority the iiottn i EsTenuNT. Tfcerels not much of a scramble for tho llouo Beetauraut for this Congress, Da "Melds pms be tof-t V00 last session Mr 1 reund of Washington bas many frleuU among tic Mt inter, and It was stld at tbe epltol to-day that be would lu all proba bllily LCttho restaurant not ins mi i . Mr, Mills of Texas siys that hi baa piepated no tariff legislation whatever, and tbo publlbhud 6 tutu uuuU count ctlogbU name with a now bill are alt misrepresentations. Tlio Omnlin Contempt 'mp Tbo Mayor and eleven members of tbe City Cctincllof Lincoln, Neb,, bavo boon la jail for contrmpt of court la refusing to ot ey on IqJulciIou Isuie 1 against ibrmby tbe Inderal Court. Ibo 8u promt (turti'ftbe I'nlted States todav grantel the application of tbe prlsotn-rs for a writ t f bat cas corpus returnable December I i ur.unin Ann iti.ro itsr. Itenfton for Electing Captain Iteeder to thellonse Iloorkeenershliit EniTOn Critic t In ths organization of tbe Fiftieth Congress there Is more politics than appears upon tbe surface Tbe Demo cratic candidate for President next fall will bavo 153 electoral votes from tho "solid South," and to be elected must have 201, In 13S1 Mr. Cleveland secure 1 2U, carrying New York (30), Indiana (15), New Jersey (0), end Connecticut (0). It Is worth while for Congress to keep In mind that In each of these four States tbe margin Is very narrow Indiana gave Mr. Cleveland only 0,427 plurality over Mr. Blaine. In 1SS0 It olectod a Itepubllcan Lieutenant Governor by 8,3.11 plurality, and seven out of thirteen Con gressmen. Now Jersey gavo Mr, Cleveland only 4,412 plurality over Mr. ulalnoln 11, and, In IStw, gave tbe Kepubllcan candidate for Congress 0,000 more votes than tbo Democratic. Connecticut gavo Mr. Cleveland only 1,270 plurality over Mr. Ulalno In 11, and, In ISbO, elected a Kepubllcan Governor by I,VJ3 plurality. New aorli gavo Mr. Cleveland but 1,017 plurality over Mr. Ill al no In USI, and, In 1337, gavo the Democratic candidate for Secretary ot Stite only 17,000, shutting thabcach ot theso four StatcBlasoclose tbst tbe scales are turned by lbe Independent vote With this history facing this Congress, can tbo Democratic Kepresetttatlvcs afford to elect any man Doorkeeper simply became bo may live lu any particular looaliiy,unlcss tbe man be ittcb a rei resentatlve man ot such a political clement as would odd strength to tbo Democratic vote In theso close Northern States, or at lout enough vt them to elect tbo next President with the South's 15J electoral voles T e cannot eo bow tbo clectlsn of either Mr, Hurt or Mr. Donelson would contribute to that result, wblls we can see that tbe election ot Captain D K. Kmler cf Pennsylvania mlubt bring back to the Democratic party a rulllclent number of Democratic soMlera1 votes who have heretofore voted with tbe Republicans for thy re on that tbo Repub licans have always taunted luein by the declaration tbat tbe Democratic party would do nothing for tbe Folcral sol tiers. Ihe Democratic soldier clement ot tbe North Is now asking the election of Mr, Iteeder In order roeaihly that very element and thus strengthen the psrty in theso very localities and thus Insuro tho perpetuation ot tbe Democratic party In power at least for another four years. It Is most devoutly hoped that tho Democratic Congressmen will carefallv and Berlouslv think over this question and o vote In the organization of ' tbo Uonso as to save tho Democratic party rather than elect a gentleman beaiuso bo lives In any given locality. ISA vc Su art, W athlngton, Dec 2. iaj.H&oLL AyiiTnc stage. Tito Colonel n 1'Irm Unilever In the Medicine of Mirth. At the recent banquet in New York id Messrs. Robcon and Crane, Colonel Ingorsoll 'icke as tollotvs: "I believe la tho modi dee of mirth, and what I might call the lorgcvltyot laughter. Every man In this world who has caused real, true, honest mirth has been a benefactor of tho human race. In a world like this, where there Is so much trouble, a world gotten upon euch a poor plan laughter, where sometimes ono Is almost Inclined to think that tho Deity has played a practical Joko, to And, I saj, such a world, something for tho mo ment to allow laughter to triumph over the eurruws oi maohiDu ioai, io my judg ment, Is a great piece of fortune. And 1 llko tho Btage, not only fur General Sbttman's sake and I do not think 1 was ever at tbe theatre in ray llfo hut I saw LIiu there I not only like It becauso General Washing ton liked It, but 1 like It becauso tbo great est man tbat ever touched Mi grain of eand tbat you call tbo world wrote for the stage and poured out a very Mississippi or philosophy and pathos aud humor and everything calculated to ratio an 1 ennoble tbo human race. Applause ) I llko to see tbo stage honored btcauso actors aro the ministers, tbe apostles of tbo greatest man tbat ever lived, and because they put Jlesh and blood and passion upou the greatest character that tbe (.rcateat man drew. That la tbe reason I llko (be Btage. It makes us human. A rascal never gaiuel applause on tbo stage, A bvpocrlto never commanded admiration, uotevcu whto be was actings clergyman, except fur the naturalness of tbe actlcg. l.suuhtcr No one bis over yet seen any play in which, In bis heart, be did not applaud honesty, heroism, sin cerity, lldellt), coumgc nnl seltdeulal. olccs, "lhat Is so," Never Applauso and cries of "Tliit'asj " And no man ever beard a great plav tbat did not get up a better and wlier end more buminiuan; anl no mau ever went to the theatre and heard Bobion and Crane that ill 1 not go home better natured, and treat bis family tbat nlgbt tetter than another night, when he had not beard tho samo actors And I en joy tbe Btage; I always did enjoy it And 1 enjoy tho numamty of it I bate solem nity; ft Is tho brother of stupidity always. ion never knew a d Unified man that was notstupld, and jou never will, Liujhter. There uever was a man of true genius that had not the simplicity ot a child. Ihero never was a man of true genius over w hose lips has not rippled tho liver of laughter never, and there never will be. Applause Sj'emnlty Is atways amaslcwurn to hldo stupidity. I like, I sa, tbe Btage for that reason for Its wit and tor Us bumor. 1 do not like sarcasm, I do not llko mean humor But there Is as much difference between humor and mi llclous wit as there Is between abce'shoney and a bee's etlug, and the reason I llko Rob eon and Crane Is tbat they hire tbo humor without tbo sting. "Another thing that makes mo protil la tbat 1 live In an ago and generation and diy tbat has sense enough to appreciate tho stage; aente enough to appreciate music, sense enough to appreciate everything tbat lightens tbe burdens of this world. Only a few years ago our dear ancestors looked upon tbo theatre, upon tbe Btagc, as & bell, every actor wus going tbe primrose road to ibo eternal bonfire Applause and laugh ter. In those good old tfaj a, for a tittle re laxation, the talked about petitions aud the gravo and worms and dust and belt. laughter Io tboae dis, too, tbey desplnd music, cared nothing for It, and jtt I bave Jlvcd long cnouna to hear tho world tbat Is, the civilized world say that fcUakHiearulMhd greatest boo c la It I havo lived lusg encujU to t-corasnltUe Beethovcu aud Wagner put aide by side with the woiKVs greatest men grcit In tni urination Tint uukcB the greatest differ ence between men. I bivo II red long enough to flee actors plttcel with tho great est Bid grandest wen, kldu by tide with tbo bcref actors of tbe human race. Anptausc "There la ono thing lu which 1 cannot qu'tongrco wl.b what la aald. 1 dj llko trsgtdy, because tmidy Is tho under! Io of tho f hut, I llko to tpend fiucvcnlug on tbe boundary lino Utncoii tears aud Baltics And ttcre la nr tl fug that pleases mo bettor tiian eumetcct'O some vet, w hers tho smile catches tbe Unr In the cje w lit re tbe eyes re almost surprised b) theml!e anl lbe smile touched bv the tear pplause I like tbat. And Ibo (.reitpbt coined Uns lu ibo worll bave lhat juwci, so bave the gicattetttagedlacs " Tlim for Kim to o IIorni I sst nlgbt about b otl ck a un some what tho worao for rtrMog Us vest front too much agalist tbo bar, wds walking with a companion down La Sallo street toward tbo Board of Trade building The tig round faco of tbo tower clock, lighted from within, lookcl down ou tbeni from amid utter darkness No Iraco ot tbe building coutl be seen nothing but tbe round face nf tbo clock hlgb In air "tfhsy, Hilt," sill the fatigue 1 person, Btopplrg ehoit, "I gnesh you'd better take nit homo " "Whj t" "W'l, there's eomolbln' wrong. Honest, Bill, 1 kin tee rettlln' on tbo ilm o' tbe moon "Chicago ews IN IHE HOTEL CORRIDORS. Senator I rank HUcuck, who was elected tosucceed Warner Miller after ono of the most notable fights la tbe political history of New York, has arrived In tbo city and Is occupying his old quarters at the Arling ton. Mr, Hlscock has a suite of rooms In tboSumner Annex and lives la great com fort at an expense tbat would paralyze tbe pocket of a Congressman trying to live on hla salary, Commissioner Bragg of the In terstate Commission Is at the Hamilton wttb his wife and family. Hon. P A Collins, lion. Wm. Ward and Hon. W. C. Oites aro at tbe Rlggs Hon. "lorn" Reed, tho Repub lican leader In the Houso, has arrived at tbe Hamilton. He strolled down to Albaugh's last night and cnjoyol Mlnole Palmer's capers In "My Brother's Sister." Senators Manderson and Paddock from Nebraska are at tbe Portland, Hon. 0. E. Boyle, Hon. A. M. Dock cry, Hon. Jamos N. llurncs, Hon. S, C. Molfatt, Hon. Newman Hall and Hon. W. I, Hayes aro at Wll lard's. Hon. Frederick Cook, who Is at tli Arlington, went driving with tbo President yesterday afternoon. His reply to every ono who Interrogates htm on tho subject Is that New ork Is certain to cast her electoral vote for tho next Democratic candidate for President, Frank Hurd's notal lo opponent and suc cessor, Jacob Romels, Is dally to be seen at tbo Congressional. Senator Brown of Georgia bas taken apartmenta at the Wood mont. Representatives Johnston ot Indiana and Hopkins of Illinois and Commodore Hemphill are among latest arrivals at the W Indsor. llrst Assistant Secretary of State Rives Is at Worm ley's Ho will enter oi his duties at once. Professor Flisha Gray, Frofeisor Bell's great telephone opponent, Is al tbo Arlington. Representatives Henderson ot North Carollin, Cirlton of Georgia, Cobb ot Alabama, Bo wen of lrglola, Penning ton of Delaware and Forney of Alabama aro at tbe Metropolitan, Representative Cowlesot North Carolina It reglitrrcd at tbe National, Representative MolTatt of Michigan Is at WillarPe. Rprentsthe McKlnncy of New Hampshire Is at tbo Howard Hou'e. Hin U.S. Grceoleaf ot Newark, N. J,, arrived at tbe 1 bbltt this morning; Hon. John Nichols of Raleljh, N. C, registered last nlgbt. A committee representing tbo various Irish societies of this city met last nlgbt at the Metropolitan Hotel to perfect arrange ments for tbo reception on tbo 11th Instant cfllon, Grattan Lsmondo and Hon. S. T. O'Connor, the Parliamentary "Homo Rulers." They will bo met at tbo depot by tbo Emmet Guards, Marino Band and other organizations and escorted to tbclr hotel.! ho addresses will be mado In Masonic Hall and an admluton fee ot 50 cents will be charged. After the reception of tbe New York Democrats last nlgbt, a large crowd con gregated In tbe bar-room of Wlllard's Hotel. Every ono was feeling "tip top," when It was discovered tbat a Mugwump had come among the merry-makers, anl then war was declared No ono knows how tbe fun began, Lut In the twlukllng ot aq eyo a regular mill was started, and tho motto was "every man for himself and friends stand together." Tbo belligerents Anally got outside, when somo old fashioned Gghtlog was Indulged In. No attention whatever waa paid to the rule of Marquis of (uaens beny, especially by tbe fellow who fiat upon tbe shoulder of his antagonist and pounded blm In tbe face until "he made tbocliret come. In tbe meanwhile tbo guardians of tbo peace were nowhero to be secu, and only when a telephone call was mado for an olllccr did ono appear, Tho parties were arrested fifteen lu all and taken to tbe station, but as tbire was no complaint tbe men were released. A Xi:' f'L.ll, Minnie l'nhnrr lit Albcuish' In llrotlier' Sister." ity It Is a very dlOIcult thing to please all tastes with ono kind of dlb, and a new play Is not an exception to tbe rule. Last nlgbt MInnfo Palmer mado her first appear ance In W esMrjgtou In her new play,writtcn by Mr. Leonard (1 rover, and entitled "My Brother's bister" what a title Minute seemed very happy all through tbe perform acce, and every tlmo the au Hence would laugh or applaud, her manager, who Is known tuelworld over as "Yours Merrily," seemed In tbo zenith of alt that Is dttight ful and north living for. Par our part we do not care for plays In which slnglaganl dacclng arolntroducod, but as above etated, tastes differ and wo will only glyo others' opinions Minnie balng ibo irlnclptl In this new play and a little lady whom all tho world seems to admire judging from her bank account and jewels wo wilt com mence with her. Sho says it Is tbe best play of tbo kind ever written, for In It she can appear as a ragged boy, a pretty girl, a swell cadet and a laly with her llrst train drees. She can sing, Ehe cau dance, laugh, cry, be merry or pathetic, anl what could an actress wish for more? W ell, wo givo It up and turn to her manager, who has treated tbe audience to a circular requesting tbelr opinions ot tho new play, "lours Merrily," ssys, after reading the opinions w rltteo on the back of the circulars, tbat la future bo will havo Minnie play .nothing else. He says tbe new play has caught tho popular taste, and w hat can a manaeer w lab for more? Again we give It up and leave "My Brother's Sister" to the lovers ot tbat clats of amuiement. .IIiH.Trn Hi uok'a Troubles, Rev, Andrew Ten Brook, lato of ths Michigan UnIverelty,eomo tlmo ago brought cult In Detroit for a divorce from bis wife, alleging cruelly. Mrs. Ton Brook has tor for a couple of years past resided In this city, and both she and her husband are well known here. Mrs leu Brook has filed ber answer, In which she counter charges cru city, and asks that tbe suit bo dismissed and tbat she bo given alimony bbe also charges Mr leu Uroolc with nou support and with equanderlnghertailuue Tlitk Htntlic!' hi uvrntlin Ibo monthly weather summary from the Wcatber Bureau thaw a that the highest temperature rcacbel duilog the month just ended was 70, on tbe Ith and 2ftb; the lowest 233, on tbe -?Jtb 'lhe moan tem perature was 4V, tho same as In 'si au 1 'v3 November, 0, averaged It the prevail lug winds were from tho northwest, and frcbta occurred en 14 days, t of them "killing" frosts lbe highest wind wason the Utk-30 mil is an hour. Ill uu u lied Mm IIjijh. Dr, J, J Duulop, a venerable ihyelclan of Watertord, U now recovering from an attack of hiccoughs that caused blm terri bin suffering for t Ine days. After eating dinner Novtmbcr 11 Le was attacked with gHbtmleld, which soon after developtd Into a violent attack of I hcoughs the usud remedies were applied, but without effect, mliI tho patient wis compelled to tako to hla ted, where bo itlll Ilea He had no re lit f from tho cnmihlnt except while he U 1 1 As soon us he awoke tbe hlrcougba would again attack him and contlnuo un lll bo slept For a few days his llfo was dcFpalredof and be gradually grew weaker until last Saturday, when tbe distressing malady left him Hals now slowly ru covering, although very weak He Is over evtuty years of age and ha practiced In W aterford half bla llfo Tbe case was con pldered so ituu.ualone by tbo attending byslclan, wbols u cephew ot tho patient. Albany Journal Lawyer (In Court Little boy, do you know tho nature ot an oath Little boy es, sir. It's something my pa uses to put up stovepipes with. AN IMPORTANT WORK. Commissioner Ludlow Favors the Extension of Virginia Avenue. SQUARES TO BE PUnOIIA,3ED A Project That Will Connect George town ana South Washington. Tho acquisition of squares 231, 232 and 233 by the Government, and tbe oxtenalon cf Virginia and Louisiana avenues through ibo Monument grounds, Is an Improvement tbat Colonel Ludlow thinks ought to bo made. At present there Is not one thoroughfare leading up to the Monument v'ltglnla avenue, fur somo uoeipUtnbtf reason, stops Oit tbe oast aide of tbo grounds itTweUlhetreot ana en tho west site at eighteenth street, while Louisiana avenue trds at Tenth Mrcct. .& (.7 ) I '- "3 l J o 7ICi' l" t I I- The squares named, as they now "exist, aro en eyesoro to the Monument grounds, and tho only building on them tbat would not bo called unsightly la tbe Bureau ot En graving and Printing, Ibo squares skirt tbe harbor Improvements, which 1b destined to bo ono of tho most attractive portions of tho park lbe streets bave never been graded and tbe rugged appearance of this small block ot tho park mars the beautiful plateau leading from tbe Monument down to tbo river. Tho River anl Harbor Committee ot the Committee ot Ono Hundred have Been the wisdom of Buch an Improvement, aud they have embodied It In tbelr report It Is also understood that Colonel Hatns, to charge of tho harbor Improvement, will recommend tbo purchase of these blocks, 1 bo assessed valuo of tbo square as reported by the As senior to Colonel Ludlow Is only $13,011, and they contain, with the streets and alleys added, 670,911 square feet. Tbo extension ot Irginla avenue, besides beincan Immense Improvement to tbe park, would open up a new Ilnoot communica tion between South Washington anl the northwest section of tbe city, and make a short route from South Washington to Georgetown, A line of street cars on tbe avenue would pass tho proposed union depot atl tgbth street and Virginia avenue, tbe Smithsonian and Agricultural Depart ment, liureau ot 1 cgravlng and Printing, W athlngton MonurneDt, State, War and Navy Department, borne of these places aro reached ouly by tbo most circuitous routes at present lit. Wind out in Hhliiir1oii I saw In a telegram from I I Piso on Monday, enys SUcfarland In liU Bat unlay letter tolhcl'kUadclphU Iterant that ev Secretary of the Treasury William Wlndom li 1 1 been electa! president of a company tint Is to run a railroad from Kl l'iso down through Mexico, ami lhat he was In London try Ing to borrow u little IlrltUh goU to build the rcul with I am disposed to doubt lids latter statement, film c I saw c-&ccrctaTy adorn como Into tho Church of the Covmant IN isbylcrlan), on the corner ot Connecticut avenue and X street, with General Anson Mc Cook last Sunday mbrnlo Wlndom looks juit as 3 ouug and calm as ho did during that lone;, hot. aid e-ummcr when Garfield lay dying by Incurs. Wlndom, who looks cry witch like George W. ChUds Is atways eerenc and part tic he vaa so during nil that troublesome time when every body tUo hi Washington was more or less perturbed Ho hU3 not been M lucky as some of the other members of GailleKl's Cabinet lie would like a practice like MacVcagh's, or n bunk like .lames'. Ho got Into the stream of iMtIcnucnlerprl3esery booh after ho left tho Cabinet, and ho haa never got out I don't Know that he put nay money Into them, but he has certainly got ciy little out I To seems unlikely to get Inlo Iho Senate again, and his name Is seldom mentioned In connec tlon with tbe Presidency. Kvcn tho ttper cents tho Windoms that gave him temporary fame hivo disappeared from public lew. Ililiuialt'H I'lttim I iiviUcd Itiivci, N , Dec. i Tho portrait of himself tbat Mr, Bancroft, tho historian re cently sent to Cornell I uHersity, was un veiled todav In the nreeencoof a larce and cultured oudlerce. President Adatni, ex- rresiucni vv uuo anu oiuers raaue addresses. Tbe jicture v as eent by Mr. Bincroft to Professor Mc sis Colt Iyler, professor ot American bUtoryberc. AU'nudilii tvtri Aienandria, a , Dec. 2. Cu tain I . Davis has been appointed superintend entofthcl' S Cemetery here In November thirteen marrUgci II enscs wtro Issued. Ibeecbooncr Severn has silled for Cuba ladin with thocks, hmclbcad and uotps. GENERAL NEWS MTES. Tbo pice of tin continues h gh A Jetultcolltge will bobul lul'hilalel pbii Tte Manhattan Elevated UallroaJ has Is sued a blanket mortgage of 15,000,000 Tbo steamers Newbcrno and Pamlico of the Old Dominion lino are ashore lu Croatia SoULd Tbe Now oik Lbamler of Commerce favora enlarged commercial relations with Canada Mrs K Brown, a boarding boue keeper BtU" Klvlngtou street, New lurk, haa se cured a warrant for deorge Hendleton, who Is under arrest In Philadelphia for having stolen (liOO worth ol diamonds which Mrs II row n alleges ate hers. Mit rmlil'or Huptc-itii, Bacteria bo Mowed Bacteria swarm In tbe yeast that makes our bread, UicterU swarm In tbe irloclplo which gives Ute to our beer. Bacteria lurk In our bowels at the moments of moat perfect health, lis teria Is a good thing lo get fat on There re no more bacteria In tbo Ohio river lust now than there have ben In tho hundred years of Cincinnati's history, and her rec i id thows her one of tho beilthlest cities on tbo continent. Cincinnati Enquirer W'l -A rAbuio.vox it n tin;. Aundny Afternoon hcrnei n Con nertlent Avnnue, It Is n great Bight on Sunday after noon, writes n Washington correspond ent of tho Cincinnati V, imn al Oatetle, when the American aristocracy ami the aristocracy of tho foreign lega tlons and the Amcrlco-lluropcan hy brids get out In style on Connecticut annuo for tho weekly Sunday after noon stroll. It beats "L'ntcr dcaUn den" by ft hrgo majority. The Misses West, daughters of the Kngllih Minis ter, appear with a small "buttons tugging at tho leash of a couple of beagle hounds chained together and half a dozen dudos who huo just got through with their dcml Ussc cf enfe nolr and their Chartreuse nt Chamberlln's, and tackled their cigarettes, are dragged along by their enormous St. Ikrnard dogs and blberlan hounds, while they hear the irreverent remark, "Where Is llio dog going with tho dude ' It Is n great time for dogs nod dudca on Connect lent avenue of a plcasint bunilay afltlDPon. 'Jbe lovely daughter of an Oregon henator, who has nchleved much reputation as n beauty and bolle, ana has been reported as tngsjed to sivcral counts mid dulas and such like In tbo last year, Is the recipient of marked attention?, nu 1 Ike dudes BsIduously duck and uncover tn a tall, daik hnlred and bright eyed girl, the daughter of n ( Incinnall Congressman Chlng 'I mo .In, tbu Chinese Min ister, accompanied by Tsal ICwok Chlng, Koo Huunu Ing, Liang Ting Lsau, Sin Shin Man, 'Jell bbuh and Lt Tal Lun md olht r chums of his ou the Chinese Legation saunter by gorgeous in pigtails, brilliant colors, sore eyes and satin shirts worn outside ot their silk panties, Itficemsto bo peculiar to the heathen Chlncu and to high bred nt terriers to be allllctcd with sore eyes. The Chinee always wears spectacles, a prlvllcgcdcnlcd the consequently melancholy terriers Hiothcr roeuelrns, tho ncknnledged king of the Washington diidos, walks along In the regular dudo gait, which Is like that of a hen turkey making for a woodshed In a harcf rain. lie bears his cross In a round shouldered way, In the shape of a three-pound cano with nn oxfdlrcd stiver head, and, with a dejected and far away look, manages novy and then to get his hand Trorn under the cape of his Inverness coat lo raise his hat In a wearied and bored manner to the young Indies who smile upon hi in admiringly. JK. COOK llO,01ll.l) Net ork'n New Secretary ot SUt Concrntultttcil by Muny From halt past 6 o'clock last evening until half past 11 tho handsomely decorated parlors of Wlllard's Hotel were filled with distinguished men, who came to congralu lato Hon. Frederick Cook, who was re cently elected by tbe New York Democrats Secretary of State, Colonel Fellows was detained In Now York, to the regret ot all present. Ho will arrive to day. Assistant Secretary Maynard ot the Ireasury De partment made tbo presentations. After meeting Mr. Cook the callers werececortel to tbe tea room, where a tempting spreal awaited tbclr attack. Shortly after 11 o'clcck tbo band one floral plucealurnlng tho main table uud beating thu words "tcllows and Cook" In Imtco-lclles waa taken to tbe rccepilon room and presented to Mr Cook by Mr Cox He did sola ao Impromptu speech Inter spersed with bright Hashes of Coilan wit and humor. He said many tompilmsntary things about tbo I'rce! tent, the mentioning ot whose came was the slunal for loul cheering. Mr Cook responded tn a few wcllcboeen words, and said be was sorry that Colonel lellows was not present to bear the (Uttering rema hs cf thespeaktr who hsd just pncfdul blm Mr Maynaid followed Mr look and spoke In glowing terms uf the recent New l ork election, siting tbat U Insured v Ictory for nh. Public Printer BnedU 1 1 lused tbe speech making, Ht rem irks nere cheered to the echo, est tcially wbtn htsild that Prcslltnt Clevclan 1 was a leader, and not u politician, ard that In many ttb g be waa better than his prty. He sal T vfi i lry next year could only bo altahtd hyirtlve political work, and tbo New oik Dmijcrats agree I with blm Mr. Cox called attention in tbe fact that New Yoik had a calculate for one of tho Houso offices In the nerson of Mr. Will Raines, and If tbo gentleman should be successful the Democrats woull fin J blm an able and efficient ofllce r ItLLP 1 on AX OI II L lM A. Cunt) Thnt Appoila lo the S nipji thle nf" the Itcneiolviit There Is now In Washington a laly of high culture and great personal worth, who la almost without a friend in tbe world lor about two years and a half Bhe found employment lu the Draushtsmans Division Of tbo Patent OOIco at avaesof fl toJ-IO per month, but si e lost tier i Uco on the 23d of August Utt aud la now absolutely wltt out means, bhe has been compelled to pais many nights without fire and many davs without sufllclcney ot food. Of too much pride to ask charity, she bas nevertheless been Induced at last to ask ad mission to Iho Homo for Old I idles, under charge of the Woman's Christian Aisocla tlon, at 1710 Tblrtecutb street, but to be a 1 milted to this Institution requires an al vauce payment of 4-KHi and tho Ial In miifctlnn Is without a doltir Charitably dlsioscd peoplu who fuel like aldlrg this worthy woman lu her distress rau tenl their contributions to the oflhe ft Tub Citiru, and all moneys s recelvtd will tcproicrly accuuntcd for iistiems m If bo i mill an oraouut fir such a purposo should be raised In ouo d-iy Wboistblsladj " Ibo great grand laiubtcr or 1 btrt M r lis, lbe ilfustrlous financier of tbo Rvo'u tlon, BLd ehe Is ecvenly lour earsor ae Ilcr 1'iltli' Iti-h.tlii.l Tbe latest baptismal Incident is related by a dignified Judge of the prcrao Court of Minnesota V colored Baptist congre gation were out on tbe border of a con veniently located lake, attending tbo Im raeralonofa harvest of young converts callercdlnat a recent revival Among the cntdldates for tho rite was a atrappltg great mulatto woman whose ample rro poillona were enhanced ly a bustle, Ititlf cf oomcandimecslotB U ben she went Into tbo watcfnbejntnMei fount the bustle anumlllrgl-ck to bis holy work It acted as a buoy tor th caudllati Huatfug ber up when the inlnltcr atte ill ted to put ber under the water After ho hvl ex perimented tvo or three limes with Hie i St diddle, eiab tlmt I til g defeated In hi I urpose liy tho 1 utU, inn of U" luskv ( retbrcn on the shore yelled out 'c row d dat ar bustle under the water, larsio, crowd it under, It'n de whkedoft thing youv'c got to deal with ' 3t 1 aul Pioneer. n 1 nfortuiinte HiiftU. "Ac unfuitunate mistake oecurrel in last week's edition," plalntlvelv mutters a Custer Couotj paper 'We rcfenel to Mr. Takeui, candidate (m Mirrfft on the .Pposliion tlckit, as h rumjibewp inmil' JUbouldbv en ruffianly le moo, We trust our readers will forgive the mistake." Onubs Bit GRCVVRESIGNSATLAST Iio Leaves Office With Feelings of Sadness. a rnorouND sensation. HH Mepengo Recolvecl by tho Chamber In Doop Silence PAms, Dec. 2 President Urevy bas at last reilgscd tbe presidency ot tbo Repub lic. Ills letter of resignation was read In tbo Chamber of Deputies at halt past two o'clock this afternoon. Urevy says bo re gards tbo votes taken In tbo Chamber of Deputies and Senate yesterday as a de cisive demonstration which neecsiltatos bis resignation. Tho services to the country which bo rendered during tbo time tn which t eare prevailed are recalled In his message. Ho leaves tbe oflKe with a sal heart, be tyf, and he will not bo responsible for future events IrctoendouicrowJs were la front of th Deputies building all morDlojr. Ira tile In tbe vicinity has been stopped by ibeiullce. Tbo message was receive! by tho Deputies with painful silence A letter was real from ihe Prt-bldeut of the Senate ordering1 a congress of the two chambers to meet to morrow at ersallles, when a low President will terlrctrd llo meeting then al Jourced wlib cries of " Ivo la ItepuUltque." nuiiux t wiiLD, Die I nnl Mnyor Ft-iitenrnl tn Con finement fur Two JtluiittiM. Dliilin, Dec. 2. Lord Mayor Sullivan was to day sentenced to two months Im prisonment, without bard labor for print lug notlcea ot suppressed branches of tbe National League In his piper tbo tfri. Mr Sullivan entered tbe C art of Assizes to-day and took his scat on the bench, where be remained until the commission whs read. Ho then formally protested against thu omission of bis name from the commission and withdrew from tbe court, accompanied by High Sberlft Sexton, who refused to act utiles Mr, Sullivan was recognized Mr. Timothy Harrington, M r for Dub Bn, was arrested here I dor der tbe coercion act. A Crank sllio Unntrct to It Ml. 1 ima, O., D;c, 2. A crazy (Jerman, ut 1 1 eed to be John Schwartz, hit Lceo ar rested. He rarcB continually of tbe An archists, and says tbat be wilt "make It hot" for Governor OgUsly, and "all men wlo bave blood on tbelr bands wilt have tremble." Before bis arrest ho wis envged In a vain search for Prcstleot Cleveland He threatened to kill tbo Lbtct Magistrate i t-fr re be was locked up If the Pn silent Kimldn't "gtvo up his crown and come down from tbe throne." Ho will he taken io lbe asylum. McnnttlnnvlniiH s-nthcrltintl Hound Cmcico, In. , Dec. 2 An excursion party of 800 Scandinavians from North western States and Territories passed through Chicago yesterday on what Is known as tbo Christmas excursion to ths Fatherland Tbe low faro from Chicago to Sweden or Denmark causes many of those i migrants, who bave been In the country for several years, to embrace tbo oppor tunity to visit tbelr homes. A 'rn IIiiii'm Aul ill DriMl. enia, Ohio, Dec. 2 Samuel Harding, Hbu haa been sick for several days, sprang from bis bed on Wednesday evening anl tried to Jump out ot the window. His fstbirlnlaw, John Usher, and a neighbor nt zed blm, but he sullenly cut both their throats, then cut bis wife's throat and ts tared. Ho waa captured somo hours later. It is thought all thu woun le 1 will die riicM. nut! a Ttt'miipii nil f tor. New uiik, Ike 2 Ibo boutbern and A t la t, tie T digraph Company elected tho i Bowing directors yesterday Norvlu (liecn, Thomas T I cUrt, John an Home, libnli Van I very, Iloswell II I loch ester, Lbatli-B A linker, Charles M trey. Henry Kuutz aLd rtbur B Groves I'nitlc In ii icnrmi nt Nnv iohk, Dec 4. 1 iro io a tenement hou-e at .Hi Wtui lorlj third street early cHtrdjy morning eausel a panic among Its It mates. All escaped unlnjired except fusetb Jacobs, aged , who was burned tn death, lbe- damage to tbe hull Hug will amount to sM 000. I Is lit (iv r mi Indiana "' talc lM'iaAioi h, Dec 2 Tbe anticipated litigation over the estate of the lite James ii. Douglass has commenced Miss PUen Douglass claims the rlsbt to administer an I eoduiBthe widow, wbols a minor Prooa nent lawyers bave been retaloed on both ldis Advnnrlnx Tluoitgli Tielslit ltate. Newoiik,Dcc 2 The transcontinental cfilclals yesterday succeeded ia agreeing upon the formation of an association I- lret cIssb freight will to advance 1 to Sau Fran dr co from three to tour dollars a hundred pounds, and other rates la proportion lrop'rouN JlrtlimllM Noeletlet, New York, Dec 1 The Missionary Sa- lety of tho M R Cbumb yesterday bought a J leco of pioperty at Nineteenth etrtct an 1 llfth avenue, paving therefor J7,000, anl ibe Methodist Louk Concern bought tho premises No 15-Fifth avenue for $J.JJ,0), A IHuvi Jlorluacr I llett. Ciiicaoo, Ili , Dec - I tie Chicago an I rucleru Illinois Hitlway Compauy has tllo 1 d mortgage on tbe company a property and itanchUtafor tS.uOU.OUU, luu November 1 1'" 17, atd payable to the C nul T'ust tmisny ot New ork fiovidi mt itt'-i uci l tin r Pi OMUCMU, It I , i in ' M v ir a ni t .MOW o1"ett, vistrday rrsulicd In t'u i Ri I Una io tho ivtu v JnltyoI2 lis in v Knbblus, a W MlNJI) .'OU. Itenvj IMtnitUi'M km .D)iirie RCA1U"(0, Pa Det ' b tlcck man, a poor lhlorr ji iitalnel a vinlhrdfl ' aalf - t Hug C it tuii Mill wli i u he nas i t tun 2y dla itthd fn in uoitg woiU oai t trtilesa till". (U tlf put 1 1 tU u Mi kul II4 1 ItO I ( V M Illl IIVtltlM 1 Ull ADEL1 IUA, t'A , DtC A iHi p l!)bn left yealeidity for Nt w u tie and UNtmp Ryan -t Uuffalo w 1 tor I irop lo morrow morning by tin u ammp Servla, t ny tr-elr ofll'lul v si r Home The rebbl-bOp wUlretuili in M I lie -nt 111" Pf-fltM 1 AMOSA, Dcf ' Ml I I tt J tramp wb outragtd Mt - ' r us dav nlgbt near lere, wa- in ill Wednesday nlgbt ty citifii on uanged to ibugale ut lbe stoik ai t a try ultbeglrllsdoul tful wEather Indications. Inllcatlons for tbe twenty four hours commencing at 3 p m trlday, Deceoa bn 2 For lbe District of Columbia, warmer, threalctilug weather followed by rl. llebi to trcah variable Observations taken at Tub Ckitio Me ttorologtcalBureau.PIl D street nortUweati 9 a. ui , W", 13 m,, l, 3pm, 17. -t