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- ? "J- fTfc The Washington Otitic K 20TII YEAR--WHOLE NO. 0,07. WASHINGTON, D. 0., MONDAY EVENING, DE0BJII1EU 5, 1887. imiOE two gents. I b GOVERNMENT GOSSIP. Events of Interest la and About the Departments. THE FISHERIES CONFERENCE Its Next Meeting to bo Hold on Wednes day Afternoon. WORK AT THE ORDNANCE B1IOP3 The President's Reception. About seventy-five people attended the Presi dent's reception to-day at 1 o'clock. The Fisheries Conference. At tbo close o( tbe session of the Fisheries Confer- tree on Saturday, an adjournment wa ukcd udiu Wednesday at two o'ciock. Pay Inspector Huapended. Secretary Wtltncy bn ordered tbo suspension of Fay Inspector J, II. Stevenson for alleged Irreg ularities In the sals of boilers of tbo Rich mond at tbe Brooklyn Navy-Yard. A Hall of Records. Government offl clils and otbera Interested will make a very earnest effort to Induce Congress to pro vide for a Are proof ball of records In this city for tbe care of tbo valuablo flies now exposed to danger. Admiral Chandler In Japan. Rear Almtral Chandler reports from Nagasaki, Japan, tbat baring received a special por nit from Hie Japanese Government, bo vltlted several of tbe closed ports of tbat country la tbo flagship Brooklyn, and was everywliere received with tbe greatest courtesy. The Steamer Vernon Disaster. Tbe report of tbe steamboat Inspector Id regard tolbe recent disaster to tbe steamer Ver non, near Two Rivers, Michigan, states that tbe lack of bouyaocy In tbe Ufa preservers In use on tbat occasion Is not well founded. It was alleged that a number of people were drowned through tbe failure of tbe preservers to sustain to era. Lieutenant Ayres Buspended. Tbe find tags of the court-martial In tbe case of First Lieutenant Charles G Ayres, Tenth Cavalry, have been approved by Genera" Miles. He baa been sentenced to suspen sion for six months, and to bo confined ti tbe limits of bis post for the same length o tine, Tbe charges preferred wero conduc unbecoming an ofllcer and a gentleman. Tbo Washington Ordnance Shops. Work Is now going on at tho Washington foundry upon tbe ten Inch suns for tb Mlantonomsh; ten alx-lnch rifled guns fo general service; pivot carriages for these guns; shells for tbe six-Inch rifles and tho neavv machinery for tbo nlant of the now enn shops. Four turret mounts for tbe niuwDomu are iibo id icrwarj two oi irogrees, and tour Blcch half turret ceo ral pivot carriages. Testing a Dynamite Shell. A second test of Lieutenant Graydon'e new dynamite shells was made at Bandy Hook, Saturday afternoon, five shells being fired In all, with satisfactory results. Tbe first shell pene trated the 15-Inch turret Urget and then exploded. Tbe target was almost demol ished, and was rendered useless for further practice. Four shells were then fired to de termine tbo range and to demonstrate that by Gray don's method dynamite could bo effectively propelled by ordinary black powder from tbe aervlce guns. Secretary Lamar's Report. Tho re port of tbe Secretary of tbo Interior shows tbat 31,824,481 acres have been restorud to tbo public domain eloco March, 1933. Schools have been provide! for lfl,73U Indian children, and tbe efforts to civilize the red man Ire provlog eattifactory. The Indian Commission bss obtained from tbo Indiana a cession of 33.00O.C0O acres to tbo Uclted States. From July 1, 1SS3, to November 1, 1SS7, 5,23'J pension appeals were considered; during tbe year 31,732 pensions wc.egrantcd, tbe expenditures or tbs Pension Office being JOSl.tVU OU. The rcw building has cost $bb0,(H4.0l. The fctowlb and condition of tbe Territories Is Rrallyli'g, DISTRICT GOVERNMENT NEWS. John Carroll. and Ed. F. V. Vermillion Lave been licensed to be steam engineers. The Commissioners have written General Ellis Spear In answer to a petition relating to extension of streets embraced la the reso lution of tbe Senate of the United States, August 4, 160, and mainly relating to tbo pre Jected extension of Sixteenth street. U eo. Speor proposes a deflection ot Sixteenth street after lis Intersection with Columbia toad. Ihe Commissioners say that while tkclr action must be bated first upon tho I udIJc Interest, tbe views ot propsrl). ottiitrswlll be consulted. THE ARMY AND KAVT. Lieutenant Samuel 11. GIMon, command Irg tbe marine guard of tbe Saratoga, bis vrifudlo Washington and will shortly go Li fare the examining board. Naval Cadet CIi route S Mcrrell of Con text leut has resigned from tho Naval Academy. Tbe Ordnance Department bas shipped two twenty-pound rlflo guns to the Torts mouth at the Brooklyn Navy-Yard. Second Lieutenant J. Y. M. Blount, Fifth Cavalry, bas been granted ono month's ox tendon of leave First Lieutenant Atfred M. Fuller, Second Cavalry, has been ordered to Fort Town etud, v T.,on court-martial duty. Second Lieutenant 'David L. Draloard, ticcord Cavaliy, bas been granted one month's leave. Navsl Ordersi Visaed Assistant Pay master Jime A. Ring, tn temporary duty at tbe New York Navy-Yard; Lieutenant Commander Waihburo MaynarJ, to tho Bureau of Ordnance, 15th I oat, tub roLWi: alauuep. W hat ffRi Thought to lie an Iofertml Itluehloo Discovered. Tbe police minorities wero considerably dlstuibtd today over the discovery ot what woe (bought to bo a dangerous bomb. As Lleuterant Kelly was on bis way to bead quarters be was bamUd by Charles Culllp, tbo photographer, a pltco ot pipe about tcurlicbea long and en luch In diameter, wltb a Soulier tube on tbe side, which con tained nbal was thought to bo powder. He tald that a colored man gavo It to hire, who asld be bad seen a wbtto mm place It In Marble alley, In tbo rear of Meyer's Dottl,400 Pennsylvania avenue Tbe District Chemist examined It, and de clared tbat It was not dangerous. iorct l.roim lsend. Jx&dun, Dec. S, Lord Lyons died to day, Mot lee. Hating taken charge of tbe entire circu lation ot T n r, Daily Canto oa tbe lit la stent, we would ask the Indulgence of Its patrons for a few days, regarding mistake! which are tocldcut to a cbtogo of carriers. Wo would, however, aak our patrons to promptly notify us ot missing papers and any loattentlon on the part of carriers. Capital News AnxNorr 407 10th it. n.w, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. Movements of Well-Known People In and Out or Society. Miss Cariub Rozell ot Little Rock, Ark., a young debutante, Is spending tbo winter la Washington with ber aunt, Mrs. Lillian Rozel Messenger. Tbey are located for the present at 0'il I' street northwest, and will be at borne to friends on Tuesdays. Tnis week society may be really said to begin tbe whirl, Until January lit will be rather a mild sort of a whirl, but all the more pleasant, because events and num bers are restricted. Dinners, large and email lunch eons, and a tow ovonlng parties are the leading affairs. Pnorssson Bell entertains at dinner to-night and to-morrow night. Mrs. Harms, the married daughter ot Mrs. Major Lee, gave a ladles' lunch on Saturday, Mit. Bancroft gives an afternoon re ception on Thursday, Miss Mart Wilson Is visiting tbe family ot Dr. Warner, In Bridgeport, Conn., and assisted at the elegsnt evening party Slven by Mrs. and Miss Warner on Thurs ay lsst, for which over 400 Invitations were sent out, Benor and Mmb. Pedroso have joined Mrs. Laughton hero for tbo winter. Mrs. Cleveland was tbo especial guest of honor at Mrs. Grcely's luncheon to tbe young hdles of tbe Cabinet families IsttVrldsy. Mrs. akd Miss Vilas will resume tbelr Wednesday receptions Informally this week. so wju Airs, raircnuu. SSCllETAItT AND MRS. ESDICOTT baVO invited pueblo to meet Mr. Cbamberlata Wednesday evenlog. -Mrs. 8. P. Brown sailed for Europe last Saturday, Sue goes abroad to attend her daughter, Mrs. F U. Conger, who Is an Invalid at Wiesbaden. Tnn wife ot Governor Fltzhuch Leo of Virginia, who Is now visiting at Elizabeth, N. ! , last week chaperoned two box parties to "The Return" at tbe 1 if th Avenue The atre. W, II. Arnold and DIadca T.Snyder of this city are In Paris, tbo former at No. 11 RuodelaCremonllloand tbo litter at tho Hotel deLondres. Miss Farweil accompanied ber father, Senator Farweil, here and wl'l re malu for several weeks. Mrs. Frebton Bands was at home on Saturdsy at her new borne, ISM Vermont avenue, and bad numerous callers. Her brother. Mr. McCue, Is here visiting Solici tor McCue. Benator and Mm. Cauerov gave a dinner Friday evening to Mrs. Dugdale. Mrs Representative DocKEnr will return with ber husband from Missouri after tbe holiday recess. Mn. and Mrs. Gordon McKay ot New York will spend most ot tbe winter here. JWDELY AWAKENED. A Hone) moo u Disturbed by n Serious Fire. Mr and Mrs. Beldcn Noble, who were married last Wednesday, had a startling ex perience on Friday nlgbt In tho fire which totally destroyed the residence "Rose mount," on tbe Uarewood road, where tbey were spending their honeymoon and which tbey bad leased for four months. Tbey were awakened by the crackllog ot tbe flames, and escaped from tbe houio wrapped up In such clothes as they could hastily Sick up, and Mrs. Noble ran to au adjacent ouso where ono of tbe servants lodged. Mr Noble endeavored to save some ot tbe bouse btlomrlnirs and tbelr trunks. Tbe bouse was owned by Captain Bradford, who Is spending this winter at tbe Rlggs House wltb bis wife and daughter, and was hand somely furnished. Ilia lues Is a serious one, there being no losuraoco on the f aratv ture. Tbe family heirlooms, Including many valuable rouveolra of travel, family pictures and plate, two pianos one balong lug to Mrs. Bradford's great grand outlier, vere all destroyed. Mrs. Noble lost oesrly all her wedding preients, Inclu ling many valuable diamond ornaments aid the groom's wedding gift, a pearl necklace, worth fully $300. Only one arrant remained at the place at night, and be aid Mr. Noble could save hut Uttleot tbtlr valuables before tbe lire reached too great a headwjy. Its origin Is supposed to ubyo i ci ii iu hu open urcpiaco in me sil ting room, either by the coil falllog out on tbe floor or by the lentil a ot an overheated wooden to in 4e. Mr. and Mrs. Noble are now at tbe Noble family residence on Mas sachusetts atomic, where they will lemiln for the pretept A WOttTIIY CAUSE. The rund For ttio Keller or Itobert IttnrrU' G rami lst tighter, Editor Critic: I notice your appeal on ard Id behalf of the granddaughter ot RobcitMonl. Ifncloie$10. If tho amount mceetary Is not promptly raised let tus know and I will raise It. In tbo daj sot the American Revolution It was a Jew who fllkd the colters of Robert Morris (and who never got a cent hack), and It Is therefore pioper now for a Jew to aid a descenJint who seeks admlsalon Into a "Chrhtlao Home." S. Woir. WaihlriRtor, Dec. 5. Editor Critic: I colored Is $-5 for the agid lady referred tn in Friday night's Issue of The Critic. I wish you success;! a your noble endeavors to raUe tbo amouat re- Julred for ber admission Into tlio Old ladles' lome. Mrs D. W. Brown, ail A street southeast. Washington, Dec. 5. amqists mcenert. Simon Wolf $10 03 Mrs. l. W. Iironn aoo A Lady 3 00 T.ll.b 1 Oil P.UImairo , ni W, Keott Towtr 1 ( W.U.C'ur; l oj li. J. u noa D 5 00 W, ii. Waicm, M. C 5 &) WAS JIB TJIi: UOliliKJl : An Exciting Incident Jn n lltue on Jmin Circle, Kendall I.ee held Warrcu Wathco at hiy wltb a bull dog pUtol In tho parlor ot No. 4 Iowa Clrclf, At 12 30 o'clock ttiturJiy Elsbt, wbllotbolaaUs In tbo house called "I'ollco I" l'rlvato Blozedell arrived and took the frightened Wallace Into cuttody and locked him up. 'lhli homo adjoins No. 5, Mrs. Cbealbim'c, where the big dUmoul robbery took place about a jcar ago. Tho finding of this rmo on I ho premUes of No. 4 recalled tbo robbery, au 1 ttiti ladles believed he waa there with burgUrtoui In tentlons. Mrs. Bright Cneey, woo oc cupies tbe home wa up late on 8itirHy night, and when Io tbo act of rUlrlu she beard footsteps on tho roof. Tbo colored man Leo went out and dis covered WhIUlo on tbo porch, and ordered him down. He tried to jump on Led, but bowascau&bt by the vices la his descent, asd lee captured htm and dragged him Into tbo bcute. Iu tbe Tolke Court this mornlrg he was put under bouJfl, aoa Judge Buell raid be regretted tbat be could cot lufllct a more t evero sentenco under tho law. UrutnlUy or onit'crVAilescd. Thomas O'Dooncll, charged Iu the I'ollce Court to dsy with assault, claims that he surrendered himself at the station bouie last night Ofllcer Heard and Keefe assaulted blm In tbe station-house yard and threatened to hill him, saying tbat he bad caused them a great deal ot trouble, lbo District Attorney wllllnvestb j ate tho matter. taped a I II. nnl O, Ileetlug:. Baltimore, Mn, Dec 5 A special meet ing of tbe Board of Directors for tbe elec Iton ot president of tbo B. and O. Itillroad, baa been called for Saturday Dezt. It is Called io Order Promptly at 12 o'clock To-day. GREAT CROWDS AT THE CAPITOL New Members of the Senate Sworn in With One Exception. MR. FAULKNER LBFr OUr Proceedings at lha Other End of tho National Capitol. Election. o Epealcor. Throe Hundred and Thirteen Members Answer to Roll-Call. The flags were raised over both wings of tho Capitol at noon to day for the fit st lime since tho dissolution of the Forty-ninth Congress. This simple ceremony appropriately commemorated tbo birth of the Fiftieth Congrcs?. The Capitol bas been renovated and bright encd up, and everything presents an attr&cthe appearance. From the Gar fitldStatuoatthofootof tho hill and the new terraces to tho smallest detail of Interior arrangement there ts on every hand something that has been added since Congress ndlourned. At the Senate end of tbo Capitol the deco rator has done his work livlshly, and an ap pesrance of elegance everywhere prevails. In tbe chamber all Is bright and new. On each desk shines a burnished silver plate bearing tho name ot tbo occupant, and Menri. Turpio and Faulkner have been provided for among tho others on the bud I position tbat tbelr right to seats In the Sen- iv nuum iu vvuicucui The name-plates snow many changes, not only In tho personnel of the Senate, but also In tbe location of seats. tersonnel or THE senate. The personnel of the Senate Is as follows: nold-over Republican Senators: Messrs Stanford, California; Boweu and Toller, Colorado; Piatt, Connecticut; Cullom and Farweil, Illinois; Wilson and Allison, Ions; logslls and Plumb, Kansas: Frye, Maine; Hoar, MssHscbusctts; Palmer, Michigan; Babln, Minnesota; Mandorsoa, Ntbraika; Jones, Nevada; Blair, New Hampshire; Rvarts, New York; Dolph and Mitchell, Oregon; Cameron, Pen my I rants; Cbace, Rhode Uland; Morrill, Vermont; Rlddleherger, Virginia, and Spooner, Wfrconsln. Hold over Democratic Senators: Messrs. Morgan and Tugb, Alabama; Barry and Jones, Arkansas; tliulsbury, Delaware; Call, Florida; Colquitt and Brown, Ueorgla; Voorbees, Indians; Beck and Blackburn, Kentucky; Ulbson and Eustls, Louisiana; Wilson, Maryland: Walthall, Mississippi; Vi&t, Missouri; Mcl'bereoo, New Jersey; Ransom sod Viicd, North Carolina; Payne, Ohio; Butler and lUmpton, South UAroflaa; Hart Is, Tennessee; Coke, Texas, and Kcnns, West Virginia. Betide these fiTlv Senators enuallv dl vldcd bctwicu tbo two parllos are the twenty-elx Senators fourteen Republicans and twtlre Democratic who coma to be sworn In ettber to commence new terms or to tLlcrfor the llrst time the arena of tbe Senate. These arc Republican Aldrlch, Rhode Island ; Clieud'er, Nev llimpshlre; DivM, Minne sota; Dawes, AlAfsjcbusetu; l.Imuods.Ver tcoLt; Hale, Maine; I law ley, Connecticut; HlfcoLk, New Vork; Paddock, Nehrjska; tjusy, Ptcnsjliraih; Sjwjor, WijcousIo; bt.mjian, Ohio; Sttnart, Nevada; Stock bildge, Mlcblgiu. Demrcrats Bate, Tennessee; Rtndgctt, New Jenej; Cockreil, Missouri; Dintel, VltUh; Faulkner, Wist Virginia; George, tucocMO, uorman, aiaryianu; itray. usis ware; Hf-arit, (MlfornU; Pasco, Florida; Rregac, Texas; Turplc, Indiana. MFETISG OF THE SCMTE. Senators gathered early on tbo fiosr of Ue chamber today. Tbe new members vitre the objects 61 the most attention, and Introductions were tho order of tbo day. Senator Stewart, returning after an ab sence of twelve years, was tbo recipient of much attention, as nas also cx3ecretary Chard! t-r. Senator Cameron presented his new colleague, Mr. tjuay, to his associates. THE OALLERIE3 Vierc crowded before 11 o'clock, and long before tbo time of aiscmbllog many people were ;cm polled to stand. Iu tho Pre t Id cut's gallery were Mrs. CUveland and Mrs. Folsom with a pirty of friends. Jn lbo Diplomatic gallery were tho Cblntto Legation, tho Russian Minister and attaches of others with ladles. Mr, Cham berlain aud others of the (liberies nogotla tcrs artlved later. Hcnato I'roceetllDRH. At exactly noon tbe gavl of tbe President pro teinpcrofell, and the Senators rose to their feet to Ilsteu to tho prayer of tbo Chaplain. This concluded, Mr. Ingalls an nounced the opening ot the new Congress, and the Cleik read the credentials tecelvod of the elections of new Senators. At this time nearly every member aud rLtuiber-elcctottbe new Senate- was la his (bat. TUB r.ULKNElt CASE. At Ihe conclusion ot tbe reading ot tho crtdettlsls the Clerk read a letter of pro hstscalnat theseatlug of Mr. Faulkoer, wb1cl,on Mr, Hojr'a taction, was ordured to be l tinted. bWUAHISO IS OF NEW 8GNAT0H9. Stuator Icgalta sntiounued that duly ihcled lumbers of tba S uato tvoull bo hHorn In Iu the utdcr (bit their names wero t&lltd. Mtiiri. AMr'cb. Bate, BloJett and Cbrtidlcr, wltb ihelr fiur colleigues as es coiIf, walUid to the President's desk and Mr. lugall, lua clear, firm votcif, almlals Ittid tbe oi b. Mtttt". Cocknll, Daniel, Divli and Dolph wire cIUdLtxt and respotdtd. Mr. HUlJltttrger did notcoiua to tlmjas an iitott, but it wlih folded bm It ui a tela will Mr. Vuuco escorted Mr. Dinlcl. Ibeoibi-r Suiatoia Hero escorted by tbelr rbllvnt,uef. Measrf. RJmuudi, l'HUlkner, tieoigtj QLddormin were next called, aoa Mr. llusr objected to Mr. Faulkner'squill llng uutll bla cridentUlalisd bLca ixam intd by tbo Committee on RUctlons, which would act ss promptly a possible Mr. Kennauf et Virginia said tbat this ci urie was lbo proper oue to take and tbat bo did not wish a vote to bj taken. Mr. Faulkrcr remained seated and tho other three Sexaton called were quatlflel. Mers Cray, Hale, II aw ley lud Hearst were called, efcorltd by tbelr colleagues and took the oath Merrrs. Hlscock, Paddock, Pasco and Quay came next and wero sworn In. Next came Riagao, Sherman, Stewart, SUclbtldgeaod Turple. No objection wan made and tbey were aworn la. This completing tbe list a motion was made to notify tbe President o( tbe Senate's leaaineis io receive nia message. Mersra, Hoar and Morgan were assigned ibis duty, On motion of Mr, Vest Mr, Faulkner was it I von tbe mlrllezo of tho floor, A protest agsloat Mr, Turple's election was presented by Mr, Hoar and referred to tbe Committee on Elections, Tb Senate then, at 1 p.m., adjourned. ncrrjDLtoAM senatorial caucus. Republican Senators were la caucus last night at Benator Sherman's resldenco and this morning at tbo Capitol, In reference to tbelr action In tbo Indiana and West Vir ginia cases. Mn. srooNEa's gas bill. Senator Spooner thinks there Is no ques tion but tbat a mslorlty of the Senate ts ready to piss early In tbo soulon his bill for better and cheaper gss In Washington and Georgetown. A LAW EXCLUDING CEIlTAtf IMMiaiUNTS. Senator Palmer of Michigan favors tbe passsge by Congress of a bill excluding from this country oil Immigrants unpro vided wltb certificates of United States Consuls as to tbelr bo lug desirable citizens Consuls are not to Issue certificates to criminals, paupers or Idiots, to Nihilists, Anarchists, polygamlsts or others who dis turb society, CAITAtV 1USSETT COVOUATULATBD, Mr. Bsscetr, tbe venerable Doorkeeper of tbo Senate, was the recipient ofminy con gratulations to day upon tbo Qfty-slxth an niversary ot bis entrance Into tbo scrvlcu ot tbe Senate. Daulel Wtbster appointed htm a page when there were but two employed In the Senate. DISTRICT HAILWAY LEOI9LUIOV. The work of tbs rallroid eutommlttee of tbo Senate District Committee has pro gressed eufllclently to aesuro the fact that a bill or bills changing tbe steam rallroal routes aod Improving tbo street railroad service will come from the District Com mltteo early In tbe seteton. -mere is no uouia mac me uom mission ere' selection of ul e for the proposed Union depot will bo sustained and tbe report of the committee be adopted. THE 8BSA1E COMMITTEES, Senators noar, Allison, I'.varts, BI air, Rlddleherger, Sherman aud Dolph consti tute tho caucus committee appointed to day to arracpo tho committees ot tbo Sen ate. Bolh Democratic ' ami Republican caucuses will meet to-morrow. Tlio JIouMe By 11 o'clock nearly every scat In tbo House galleries wss cccupled. The ladles were dressed for tbo occasion, and, as some of tho Members remarked, the galleries bad the appearance of an opera night. The Members received many requests for cards of admission to the Members' Gallery. On the floor of tbo House, scattered here and there, were a number ot ladles, which nave tho scene, as witnessed from tbo Reporters1 Ualtery, an appearance ot a Isigo reception at which the fair sex wero, as usual, a little late. Bouquets were conspicuous on tbe desks ot many Members, and by 12.30 tbo House looked Ilko a con servatory of flowers. Tho crowd In the gallery corridors of the House was Immense. Locomotion was almost Impossible, aod tbe la lies were la tbe majority. Politeness for once .was pocketed, and people tramped on ono HLDiuvrt corns wuuoub ceremony THE CUYEL FALLS. Promptly at 13 o'clock General Clark, tbe Clerk of tbe House, gave threo raps with tbe gavel and said the hour had ar rived for tbe opening of the Fiftieth Con frees, and be would order tbe call of tbe louse. Just as tbe Clerk wis about to proceed 80.ME CRANK arose la the northwest gallery and electri fied the House by standing up Iu bis seat sLd, throwing his bands above his heal, began to slog a doxology In a plaintive voice, Everybody laughed, and for a time It was thought tbat tho btngluguaie from persons on tbe lljor. fus vocalist was soon discovered and General Clark called for tbe Sergeant at-Arms, but before that t Ulcer could arrive the crank bad concluded tbe singing ottho doxologr and resumed bis seat lor about ten miuu'us tiere was a perfect bedlam of noise and confusion. Finally quiet wis restored and the call of tbo House was enmmoncod, To us tbo ilr&ttcstlou of tbo rmioth House was set lo motion, tth'lc the roll was b;lo;z callsd an oflicer came and took lbo crank luto custody. THE CRAVK'S STORY, Ho was taken to ibe captain's room. "Who are you J" "Patrick Dugan," was the reply, "Wbydldycudoltt" "Topralae God. There was no prayer by tbe Chaplain, and such asieinblies should not bo opened without praise to tbe Redeemer. On, I'm used to this sort ot treatment. 1 have beea comlog dowa along tbe Atlantic coast and hive bsen clubbed by tbe pollca at norrly every place. At Boston they tried to brain mo aad break out my ribs. I have a brother ubo wears a robu In tbe Roman Cburch and 1 wouldn't trade pieces with htm." Tbe men Is Hoak minded and was taken to tbe station-bouse. A Ckitio reporter atteru ards s .w htm at tbe Fourth Preclcct Station, where ho hid Ucn taken iu the patrol wagon. IU said that he artlved In tbfs city Saturlay, having w slkcd from Baltimore. Yesterday, accord Irg to bis story, he preached at two Salva tion Army meetings and told how bo hsl been converted twenty-four years agi at Brandy Station while a soldier In tho Union Army. His object In Interrupting the pro ceedings was to reach tbo S3uis of tho mem bers through tbelr cars. ELECTION OF Sl'EVKER. After tbe roll call, to which 313 members answered, tbo House proceeded to elect a Speaker Hon. J, G. Carlisle was noml. nated by Mr, Cox of New Vork, aol Mr. Cannon of Illinois nomtnatod Mr. Thomas B. Rccd ot Maine. Messrs. Rtodall, Mills, Long andMcKIoley wero selected as tally keepers by the Clerk and tbe vote resulted as follows: Carlisle, 103; Reed, 1J3; 1J rumen, 2, Ihe last two votes bolug cast by tbo In dependent Members, Nlcbota of North Carolina acd Smith ot U Isconslu. Mr, Caillale was tbeu escorted to bUdeik by Meters. Cox and Reed, amid hearty a p plaure. Judge Keller bevlng administered Ire oatb, tbe Spenser brought lbs Home to ordrrnlth a lap ot Ihogavel, and milo a brief speech. He thtnked tbe uentlomen for Ibe honor they ha 1 conferrel upon bin, ard In tbe cours j ot bis remarks said tint oi ue f tbo mot Impottant incisure that Corgrcta bad IoculsMlt nai a moderate rcducitoanf tbe tariff, ono tbat would pro tect il e wnrkfngmin agilost tbe effects of ikauM d-reiatoi, oul sttha earn Hue dot depilre blm of the fu'l reward of bis toHa Ibe House then proceeded totheolectlon of ibe minor oillura is nominated by tho Democratic caucui. When tbe election was over, Ciptsta Doneloon, the ex-Diorkeeper, came for ward Di1 shook bands with bla old asaocl ate-a. thi-rchv causing a ripple of applause amot gibe Members Mecsrs Cox, KtmUll and Cinnou were appointed a committee to wait on ihe Presi dent and Inform him ot the orgauUslioa of tbo Huuse, On motion nf Mr, Mills It was agreed that Ibe House conveue hereafter at U o'clock noou. the muutva rou seats. When the Speaker announced that tbe drawing for seats woull bo la order, It was agreed, on motion of Mr. Breckenrldge of Kentuckv. that JnJcn KaIIv. and on motion ut Mr. DTngley, that Mr. S. S. Cox (.bould have tbe Ir choice. Mr. Kell v said that he would still be found at tbe old established stand. After tbe drawing tbe House adjourned. PISTINOUISUSU SfBCTATOItS, Tbo Diplomatic Corps was very well rep resented on tbe House side by the Chinese Ministers and secretaries ot Legation, tbe French Minister and ladles, tbe Spanish Minister and f rleads and Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain and party of English gentle men. In tbo Diplomatic Gallery; Mrs. Justice fields and friends were seated In tho Rx ecutlvo Gallery. Mrs. Carlisle and lady friends occupied tho reserved seats for tho Speaker. TUB KEW CITT POSTOFFICE. Mr, Dibble of South Carolina will un doubtedly again be chairman of tho Public Buildings Commlttco of tho House. Ita Is willing to take up the light for a now Washington city postoillce, whenever there Is the slightest encouragement, but he bo j s tbat the success of tbo movomenl depends upon an agreement among tbo people of Washington as to a site. MRS. CLEVELAND AT THE CAHTOL. Mrs, Cleveland and Mrs. Folsom, accom panted by several guests, drove to tho Capi tol at 11 o'clock to bo present at tho con vening of Congress. A NEW CABINET OFFICE. Representative Townehend of Illinois will shortly Introduce In tbe House a bill to create a new Executive Department to bo known as "Tbo Department of Industries and Public Works' Mr. Townsbend states In an Interview that he has been particularly Inspired to formulato this measure by the suggestions recently pre sented by Gcueral William F. Smith and ably discussed In tbe 1'vnnn, r LOWERS) IN rROrCSION, In both Senate and Houao today there waa a profusion of flowers on and around tho deska of members, Mr. Daniel ot Vir ginia being ono ot those particularly favored In tho Senate and Mr. T. J. Campbell of New York leading all competition In tbe llourc. Tbe latter was the recipient of an immeuto none saoc, sdoui cigui reel m;u, which waa sent him as a testimonial of esteem bv tbe Oriental Club of Now Vork. It wss composed ot roses, chrysanthemums and smllsx. Senator Rid Ileberger was re membered by tbe Philadelphia Clan-na-(Isel with a large floral Ijrle. Senators Payne, Beck, Gorman, Harris, PUtt, Cul lom, Palmer, Stewart, Voorheev Faulkner, Turple, Blackburn and others also bad their dctUscovcrcd with flowers. AN IMESTI0AT10X IN I'ROSPECT. It Is the talk ot tbe lobby tbat as soon as tbo committees are appointed that there will be a resolution Introduced by a Republican Member calling for an Investigation of the late Doorkeeper's ofllce. TUB UOCflE IIE8TAIIUNT, Mr, J. A, Peck, who bas madoagrost Improvement In the House restaurant eluce be has hid charge of It, Is confronted by two competitors for tbe place this sessloo, Mr. Freuod, who wss caterer for tho House during tbe Forty-fifth Congress, and Mr. Sanderson of the old Congressional Hotel. EECItETAItr FAIHCniLD'S ESTIMATES. Secretary Falrcblld transmitted to Con gress to day the annual book of estimates fcr USD. It la recommended tbat appro pi latlcns for public school teach era and street Improvements In tho District bo made on a specific schedule. rte District Commissioners' estimates are trancmlttcd without recommendation or ino action ot congress, colonel Hblns' estimates for tho Potomac flats, Colonel Wilson's for Public Buildings and Grounds and other estimates for local public works are transmitted un changed. Thirty thousand dollars Is asked for (he new Naval Observatory; !'J3,000 ts asked tor the Capitol building, and $9 000 for tbo terrices; $Ti7,C50 for Howard University and $GH,4U3 for tbe Congressional Library building. Tbo estimates aak for $-Uo,000,000 as com pared wltb $323,000,000 estimated for tbe ilscalycar 1869. ItOTES. Tbo Senate committees will be arranged in caucuses. The chairmanships ot the leading committees remain unchanged. Of tbe Senate DUtilct Committee of the fast Congress, Meeeis Iugalls, Palmer, Spooner, Harris, Vance, Brown and Black burn are In tbe new Senate, nnd only Mr. Cheney has retired from the Senate. Colonel John O. Pratber of St. Louis, a leading Democratic citizen of the Mississippi v auey, is nereioasiiei in siittmgene pres ent Cocgress out on the right track. Tbe Kentucky Legislature will meet De cember aland reelect Mr. Beck to tbe Ur.itcd States Senate THE BITURDAT CACCtSES. Caucuses were bold on Saturday by tbe members ot tbe House of both political parties and were fully attended. Tho Demo cratic caucus. In which Interest mainly con tied, was called to order at clg'at In lbo evening and Hon. S, S. Cox called to the chair, with Mr. Wilton ot West Virginia secretary, Ono hundred and flfty-stx mem b.rs weru present. Mr. Cox male a short speech, urging D.-mocratlc unity and con certed action and predicting success Iu the Presidential campjlgo. Mr. IV. C. P. Ureckenrldgo nominated Mr. Carlisle for bpeaker, and Mr. Sjwden moved tbat It be made unanimous. This action was takcu, and Messrs. Brcckcnrldge, Randall and Holmau appointed a commit tee to notify Mr. CarlUle Mr. Cirllelewas escorted Into tbe ball, welcomed by Mr. Cox, and responded appropriately. Tbe renomlnatlons or Mr. Clirk as Clerk and Mr. Lccdom as Sergeant at-Arms were accomplished without much opposition. Tbe Dootkee persblp was then roach e J, and Messrs. Donelsou, Hart, Raines, Reoder and Heme were placed In nomination, Two ballots were taken. On tho first DJiielsou led Hurt by 10 votes; on tho second Hurt received 63 votes, Donelson, GO; Reader, 1, SLd Hurt was chosen. Mr. Lycurjs Dal touotlndlaDa was rccboacn without op tntltlon as Postmaster and Dr. Mllbura as fcapUIn. An Incident ot tbe caucus was a perioral encounter between Rfpreenta lives Breckeurldge ol Arkansas and Blount of Geoigla, 'lbo quarrel sprang up over Captain Donelson's candidacy, and the epithet liar was passed and followed by a quick exchange of blows In tbo faco. Later tbo combatants decided tbat there bad been a mutual misunderstanding aud shook hands. Tbo Republicans of tbe House In caucus on Saturday afternoon nominated Tbomis B, Reed of Malno tor Speaker. Rdward Mc pherson of Pennsylvania fur Clerk, Daniel Sbe-tberdot Illinois for Sergeant at-Arms, W, T. Fitch of Ohio for Doorkeeper, Charles 11. Grey of Dakota for Postmaster and Frsccls W. Thomas of Indiana for Chap lain. .,)-.-.-. 'Hit: bUntKME VOVUT. Two I miiortant DecUloua tla tided Dunn To-day, Iii tbe United States Supremo Court to dj Justice Matthews rendered a decision Iu the VIrelcU habeas corpus case, holding tbat the recent Imprltnnmint of State ofll clala was without autboilly of law, and ordering their release. THE I'ltOllllUTION C1PC3, Decision was o'sa rendered la tbo three prohlt Ition casts from Kansas to tho effect tbat tbe State bas tbe right to suppress the liquor traffic, and without paj lug damage or compensation to dUtilltr or liquor dealers. iut: swiss KLtortox. The rrmlrirtit umi Vlre-1'rraMent ' Chiiett l tlie t uuiicll ut Mm I a, Rernf, Dec S M Gavsrd of Geneva and M, Sebock of t'cbalTbaufen wero tod) thtted president and vine pre-llent ru speetlvely of Switzerland by the Council cf State. Tbey belong to Ibe Radical party Tho IMUlouul Ite-ptiMle'im Clith. Tbe Natlonat Republican Club holds a meeting this evening at Grand Army Hall. Several speeches will be delivered by prom Inentraen, and five delegates will be chosen lo attend tbe National Club Cotiveutlou In New Yotk on IbolSib prox Canferenco or Wool 31cn. Tbe r.xecuttve Board of tbe National Wool Growers' Association will meet here to nlsbi. In tbe Red Parlor of the P.bbltt. at 8 o'clock, but It Is not koowu when tbo rep resentatives of tbe Wool Manufacturers Association wilt bo here. TIIEPOSTALTELEGUALMI Interviews on the Subject With Various Members of Congress. WIDELY VARYING OPINIONS Tho South, as a General Thins, Op posed to tho Project. A reporter of The Ciutic, In his rumbles about tho Capital nnd tho hotel lobbies, has talked with a largo number of members of Congress ou the subject of tho postal telegraph. Borne of these gentlemen are Inclined to tho opinion that It would ho a dangerous expert rncntto trust any Government elected on a parly basis with exclusive control of telegraphic facilities. Others maintain that It Is the duty or tho Government lo protect tho people against monopolies, and that tbo tele graph being capable of tbo most of fensive ccrctsc, owing to tho fact that In tbat butloeea there la practically no com petition, thercforo tbo people can only find relief by tbe Government building lines of Its own, to boused lu connection with the poslofllco. Yet some law-makers aro of tho opinion tbat tbo time has not coma for the Govern. meet to eogage lu private enterprises; that when It docs come tbo Government must run tbe railroads as well as tbo telegraph, If It would relieve tbe people ot all monop olies. Tbe southern Members almost to a roan are opposed to thu proposition, but they say tho subject Is well worth agitating. TWO SIDES TO THE (JOFSTIOV. Colonel O'Ferrall of Virginia has some very pronounced views on tbo subject, and, wben be conversed wltb The Critic re porter, ho said tbat, while ho had not given tbe subject careful study, yet, from all be knew ot public sentiment, It was necessary : that Congress take some action In tho matter. "There are two aides to tbe postal telegraph," said Colonel O'Ferrall, "and, before I could give a decided opinion, I must bear tbo subject discussed. I believe Congress bas lbo power to rcgulato inucopoller, and I think we might get at the telegraph by making an amendment to tbe postal laws." IN FA! OR OP THE SCHEME. Congressman John II. O'Neill of Missouri, tbe labor champion la tbe House, Is la cltotd to favor tbo postal telegraph. "Tho postal telegraph, It seems to me, Is only an advancement of methods used In tbe post cfllce. You will find tbat nearly every tuslncss man docs bis business through tbe Hlegiaph office. Tbe mall at one time was carried by individuals, and, wben business Increased, tbe Government took control. I tell you the more you discuss tbo subject, the deeper It becomes, and tbe more you realize tbo necessity for Congressional ac tion. I am In favor ot it." 1VIIL WAIT AND SEE. Representative J. M. Brower of North Carolina, uben asked for an opinion, said: "I am favorably disposed and would like to see tbo matter ventilated la Congress. I am agalust the Government engaging la private enterprises, but the telegraph, I thlak, should be controlled by the FostoMcs. However, I whl wait till li comes up for de bate." AGAINST TUP PROJECT. Colonel Laffoon ot Kentucky la very ou' spoken. He says: "I'm against It. Ihe gteat trouble Is this, tbe power of tho Gov ernment Is getllcg too large, while tho rights of Ibe States are getting to? limited. I'm a Stale's Rlbt Democrat and opposed to all measures that tenl to cculruUzj the power of tbe Government. TOO MICH CONCENTRATION Or POWER TLefuocy storj-ttllcr cf Michigan, Hon Tim Tarsney, said In answer to a question' "Too much concentration of power, Am opposed to it from tbe bcel up. Dju't be lieve In the Government competing with private enterprise," Mr, Ryan of Kansas: "You can bare my oi J Lion right now, I am agalast it. Come and tee me again and I'll givojou my rea sora." Mr. Bunkhead ot the Sixth AhbamadU trict, who has gained considerable publicity frcm blsvlewfl ou tho tariff, said ho was not favorably Inclined, but would heir what the filerds ct tbo scheme had to say before con di mnl tig the proposition. OT ItEAIir TO EXPItCSS AN OPINION. Genernl Forney of tbe same State re marked that he would listen to arguments Ufcru cxprcsblog an opinion. Mr. Chlpruan of Michigan, who waa Mr. Slop's partner uheu tbe Chicago Timet was lint started, said be hadn't given tho subject any study and was uot prepared to OIscusAtberoatttr. AN EIL TO HE llEMEIUEO. Several cf the Indiana delegation favor tie pnpntitlon. Mr. Bynum said soine tbd g cucbt Co be done to remedy tbe evil, aul bo hoped Congress would miko a iLotc. Ills colleague, Mr. B. F. S til rely, wsLlelbe CloverLmetit to construct a tele graph lino betneen New orkaud I'blla ItliLfaas a beginning, and tben,hosas, t utile sentiment will guide further legisla tion. TUB POWER OF THE PRESS, Mr. Cannon of Illinois says If tho press of tbo country would proclaim lUclt la fivorot a pcstal telegraph, there li no doubt but a bill creating one would pass Congress with out any trouble. A GOOD MB6li:E TO AGITATE. Ccrgrettincn Vandevtr if California and McCreary of Kentucky tbttik It a good mttituie to agitate. General Vacdevir ex retted tie rptnlon tbat if Ibis Congress ws to set In tbe matter, a bill should be Intitduted In both bouses at an early day, oiturwlfo wbeutbe session got advanced it would bo next lo Impossible lo secure uuy result, as ctber Important matters would kUhiIiiII the attention of Congress, 'tbe terpteou tho Pacific Coist Ut tbo need ot a potltd telegraph more than any one else ON TUS OTHER SIDE, Colonel Hubert of Atabima opposes It on tl o ground of too much patronage, and fsiB a Government telegraph would be a greater monopoly than tho present one, but he la Milling to bear tbo ctber tlie. Dis cussion will do good and bring out tbe hue tUtts of fftllcg ou tbe subject. A few Members are so blttor against tho prstal teb graph that they oppose all agita tion of the eubjtct. flu Jockey Club t:ifrtlon. The annual election ot otllera of tho Na ilers! Jockey Club will recur to night at the club's room-, Vernon Row, It Is probi. Lie all tbe old (Ulcers will bo re elects 1 and the otly chance w 111 bo Ja tho execu tive committee. '1 here will be quite a lively tic ht for places on this committeo and a full attendaocoof members Is desired. Tho voting will begin about S o'clock, Tlt riiiinbeiN In Their (Jamb. Justice James this morolog, Iu tbe Court In General Term, ordered to Issue a per emptory mandamus ordering Commissioner Ludlow to Issue a license to Plumber Hsnnsn, thus terminating the plumber t-it case. Ibe opinion said tbat no power bat Congress could place restrictions ot this kind, IN TAB HOTEL CORRIDORS. Tho hotel registers now present much ot lbo sppcaranco of a Congressional directory. Among tbo latest arrivals aro tbo following Metropolitan, Representatives MoCfatt, Bathhouse, Stewart, Baker, Barnes, lane, Johnston (N. 0., Rowland, Clements, Robcitson, Brown, Perry and Turner, National, Representatives Laldlaw, Lsgsn, Yost, O'Neill, Strublc, White, Tbomis, Bunnell, and Delegate Joseph; Rlgi, Representatives Anderson, Grant, IV I). Kclley, Guentbcr, and I.trd, Rtlltt, Representatives Gay, Wilkinson, He. tier, Ilsrmcr, Heaty and W.C.Cooper, ttlllard's, Representatives Iludd, O. It. Thomas and Morrill; Wormlcy'a, Repre sentatives Henderson and Lcnpol .Morse; VUIcku'e, Representative Wllktns. Tbe opening of Congress bas drawn many prominent men hero. In a tour through tbo hotels to-day Ihe Critic's stroller found at tbe Rlggs Houso Mr. Cephas Tay lor ot Pittsburg, who Is hero representing tho Cramps, the Pbiladelphla shlp-luIM ere, and George R. Peck, counsel for tbe Atchison, lopekaand Stnta Fe Rillnal; ex-Treaturer Gordon and Mr. F B.Titur her, the great wholesale grocer ot New Yoik, ana Mile, Cornalbi, tba premier ilanstusoof Klralfj's, at Wlllard'a; llaa Gtorgo L. Converse of Ohio an I exGjv. error Pattlsuu at tba Arlloaton; Senator Gray at Wormley's; C. C. Nichols ot the Atlanta Constitution at tbo Metropolian, at.d Representative Dougherty ot Florida at lbo National. inn ni:v ujumjan cu.s ri. no.v. Tho Ntitlonal Commlttm to Meet ut tliu Arlington ou Tliurtriiiy. Tbo Republican National Committeo will meet at tbe Arlington Hotel In this city oa Thursday to select the city tn which the next Republican Convention Is to bo hell. The contest has narrowed down to four elites Wathlogton, Ct Icago, Nov York and Philadelphia. Utder the rules cf pro cedure for tbe party there must bo at least tlx motitbs' notice given of tbe moiling of tbo convent Iod, making tbe mil lie or J ino tbe earliest day poetlUe for the moiling ot tho coavcntlou. New York city Is being urgel tccaiso New York Is a pivotal Slate, an 1 to hot I tba convention there will have a beneficial effect. There are two reasons whfc-itbe advocates of New York will bo compelled to meet before tbe committee: first, that tbe city fa too great a labyrinth, and that tbe totclscreso far removed from each other (hut it will Le very Inconvenient for tbe dttegutcs to bold conferences at ntht, vTlUU Is the time when a very consllerab'.e patt cf the workola nation! convention Is ptnormed. Senators Quay and Csmerni nrj of course advocating Philadelphia. It will have In its favor the fact that a R-publlcia convention whose candidates hivo been successful before tbe people has hccabelj there. Cincinnati Is opposed because ot Its location. In June tbat city Is oaeoftha hottest oo tbe continent. Tbe samo argu ments wilt bo used ogalnst St. Luls, wbljli, after June, If, If possible, hotter an 1 mora unccmfortablo tbau Cincinnati. The advo cates ot Chicago rest upon theabuajiace and tbe continuity ot tbe hotels, tbo greit advantages of tbo convention ball, and the general advantages of the location. Following Is a revised ofllcUl list of the committee; Mates. IhlegaUt. .Mlnu Alnbnma TYoungblood 1 nlonirlnfs Arkansas 1' t'layttm Lurokfi Hprin-r tnlllornl Borneo Uarls an FraniHco Cnlurado V A llumiil i.toruetown Connecticut H irtwnmtcn Mamfirrt liofawart) Dan'I.I La M oil tioomutiiYti Florida .Toco DCulo Montuell) ueoiuu rt'l'utmiv HaMnwir Iilliifli l"ivid l' l.lttltr '-iirliutuu I mil in.i .lobu C Ntn Indi.wuLolli Iowa JaiSLlarltson Uci Moines Kansas eJlUno.Jr. Tio) Kentucky .1 .Monro Onjniboro Ioiilitnia Trunk Moroy Urtlta Muino J.Milayiioi AuHtd Mitrjlanl .lauiBi A (Iir7 IUttliii.ui Mutraitius'H WmWCrii'u ow lltiirunl Mkhltriiti .lulm 1' siinburri l'rt Ilurjii Mliu.eHOtn M (I Noru n W lumu M'FsisiJnpl John II I.vnrh Natc'iiz MIkuiI UT ait Hum IUimak lt Nebrutkn Church Moxo North Auhitrn Nevada 11 m v rou Kuwk i N ilamitthlro C H Itoilibn J).ner New Jmcy n A ll'jlurt IVtrjon Ncwoik JDIaion TIYtltv N I'brotln.i L rt' llitmphre) U.lliljir. Ohio A LContO- Akrui urtctn .IT Api't-rsoo reg.n I ly IVnn Iib'JoucM I'tttiljiirj It iBlarcl li , leiu wo n.net H Uliulilll J iTdIiteIdii ,Ma)iVlt) TtUllWBLO 1' l'rMllll JllllOKOJIO TtA Nlutnv ejihMion irmunt litt IlnokiT Itrattlfbin irslnl i lrnk8 1iUlr llklinioni V, Irgl' !a Itdin V,' M.i son eirutton Ulninnpin j; Sunoorsou Mliwii'iteo At ttn i f'lii p i ( liiiriililll l'imi ntt l'uktta ' V. Ucnnetc dark, ( lark Oo Hutu i' ii larion waiiiiniion Idaho HllCofllu ItolooUlt) Mont itia Jon A hmilli ilclctm Now Mexico h li niklns V city I tali c V Honiielt halt Lake City kbblnctoil T s Minor hcaltlo 11 V June-, Clairaiaa St'iirr. rcpFM)tN, tset'y ATI0AL concntion notes. Tbe Democratic State Commlttco of Iowa rteeimrcends Chicago ai the place for hold' lut: ILo Democratic National Convention. IMldelpIitonitloarn bonus of $73- icu for the Kepuuicau National voaveu Hon A ecLLmlltee, emulating of Murat Hit- li i it Mnrnr Sinltti. fJunpral Mlpkunliioni'r. ClnllieeP. 'J aft aud several others, will iiiieLlnclnuatt for Washington to morrow ro urge the claims of the (Jusea City to tbe re iit.ni.aii ejoQveneion. a euosenpuonue isu.duu tias been raiaeu, An Indianapolis dlspitch sUtcs that Colonel V. W. Dudley would uot accent uiecnaiimauBbipor. me rtauooai ipuun can Committee if It wero offered blm Tbe Omaha delegation to watt upon the lttriubUean National Commlttiu 111 arrive thlcer.lngand will have Us headquirten aUbeAillngtoii A pledge of 4JAj,0UObi turn marta loflefrav tbo cxnems ot tbe convention The deleathu will consist of Jobu M Thajtr, tiuTomor ot rseurasici R R.-ff water, editor of tto Omaha Kf CaJtt Tailor, editor of IheUuittu .Vm'- ran, G. M HltcLcock, editor ot tbi Oiuitii lloifcf iX'Cocgrosfuiito Vtlentlne; Mr Upar, editor Lincoln .s'(fi Joiimtl Tan. wctc, a piomluent c.pltjllit tf Ornah), Ile.u 0 1) Mciklejohr, ehalrman of tba Itepiihllcaii State Committee, ex-Congress mail bapp ot Iowa, Atoxandilo ew Aleamuia, Va., Dec T, Toe first of tbesrilraof hops to te ..van by 'beYoun; MtL'a Club Hill come iff at Mctltirney's Hbll, December 0, and the second on Christ mas eve. Rev J. J. Varcerf Yiytbcvllfe, a,tbe new ij elected pastor of the Second Presby terian Church, held aerUcd at that church JtbtcidS). J T. Cole, J. 1 Hinlsoaand G W Itim sej are Democratic caodtJa'en for the va eaccy In the City Coutcil, cause 1 by Mr Ce.ibett's lOitgnHtluti. II M Foltz will pr ball) bo tbe Republlcau caidldaie Miss Ada Crump baa bee i appointed a iut st Unto teacher In the cly schools. Mrs. M, M. Lewie, widow or the lata Pr M M Lewis, who ban been abroad for tbe past tMoycars.has returned and will speuJ lbo winter la this city WEATHER INDICATIONS. Indications for tho twenty-four hours commencing at 3 p m. Monday, Decern ber 5; For tbe District ot Columbia, coMer, fair weather, light to fresh westerly nlmia becoming variable, with a cold wave. OUervaUons taken at Tub Cuitio Me teorologIcalUureau,04l D street northwest; V a. m,, 61; 13 m., tV; 3 p. m., 51. GOLDONTIIBPOTOMO. How a Soldier Discovered it in thj Early Days of Ihe War. Tnn STonY NAirnarcD. Tho Experience of n Company Formed to Ml no It. It bas been only a Uttlo over SO years since all Washington wai excited over lbo announcement that rich deposits of gold bad been discovered on tbo Polo mac not -far from tbls city, yet when the announcement was made several days ngo of the discovery ot tlip Kempstcr deposit, near Great Tails, tbtro were many who bad never beard of tbudlscovcrlesof 1?0C, and regarded tbo Kcmpster story cither as absurd or as wonderful. It Is strange that Washington should so soon forget that two large mining com panies lntvo worked, the gold Rolls of the Potomac one tbe Maryland Gold Mining add Milling Company, and tbo other tbe Montgomery Geld Mining Company. Tba former bad Its prtt.ctp.il offices la Philadel phia, acd ILe latter In Raltlmere. Uotk enterprises erected ten stamp mills within three miles of Great Falls, aunk shafts, 1 urcbsBtd bolsttng-engloes and other machinery and owned n valuable plant. la Loth Instances lbo surroubdlng ouutry mss aroused. Land In the vicinity jumpol up to fabulous prices. Laborers and gold hunters Hocked Iu from all quartets. mueiB- uuaruiUK-uouses SOU IIOICIS WOIO liuilt, aod cvtrtbtug remludod the old Callfcrnlau ef tbe da s ot ' I'J. It Is asserted that tbe real Intention of the orgaclzers cf these companies waa to un loud tLclr stock at a fcUti figure and sacri fice the mine. Atony rate tbat was done, fcltber through Inexperience In such opera tions or through knavery tbe enterprise Mild after tbe mines bid beta workol roc sometime. Mr, U'm. A, Clear, now a resident of thU city, claims tbo honor of having been tho dltcoveterof gold oa tbe Potomac while a ' sergeant In tbe famous Colooei Raker's rtglmcut, and In a recent conversation with art) rcioutatlvoof Ids Cuitic, be narrated his expeilccce, wblcn proved to be ex licmely Interesting, the nscovEnr. Ubcntbowar broke out Mr. Clear had Just returned from California. He at once Jclned Company A, First CsIItorata Reg I uiiLt, commanded by Colonel Raker, then Senator from Oregon. On the march front Cbklnllildgo to Poolsvlile, Md., the rogl Hunt bivouacked about a mile from Great Fulls. 4lWbco morning came," says Mr. blear, "I found myself lying on a pile of quartz rock, similar la appearance to the kold besrlrg with which I bad been familiar In tbe California gold mines. While coffee was boiling I examined the rock closely, and having a sharp eye for the 'color, saw some small partlccal of gold on tho surface. 1 then took my hatchet and broke tbe rock open. To my astonishment It revealel the richest eptclmcns of free gold I had over seen, literally tied together h lib strings ot gold. While engaged In keeping tho other soldiers from carrying It all awar, tbe bugla scunded 'knapsacks on.' I gathered as muebot tberoik as I could and hurried to in) company's wagon, where the driver told me to throw the daroed old rock In the wagon box, which I did." hcu the regltneLt went Into csmp abovo Poolsvlile, tbe gold dlscovtttr at tbe I! rat opportunity showed his And to Lieutenant Colonel Wis tar nLo.hal forum ly worked a quartz mill In Clifurt.U, and toll the L'cuttuant-Coloutl blaster). He wisglven a teu-diys' fuilough to return and Investi gate? tbo matter. He found more specimens, but for fearordlvulgtag bis secret be could not carry on bla luvettlgatlons as fully as be nNbcd. However, he returned to bis rczl roett and tiprrvd ti Colonel Wetar, Af ter tbe b-tile ot lull's Uluil, nben Colonel Maker v.8 killed and LUuteLaot-Colouel WUtar severely wounded, the litter re turned to bis borne Iu Philadelphia Itefore leaving he obtained some of the specimens ot gel 1 tad said tbat btt would tako tbeai borne ulih blm. as It wot Id be Impossible to save them w bile on ibatuarcri. Nothing mora wa done until after the Rattle ot Kiedeilckshurg, when Clear was discharged from tie army, He made his wa back to Great tails and joined a Maine rPLt merit that was doing picket duty there. Ovslog lo tbe severe wluter wcathtrand bis unwIIIIrgnets to let others Into the secret be rould do nothing to develop M dis covert. A COMl'AM 10KMED. After the war closed he ettccecdol la In teresting John 11 Sbyock ot FortRinoarJ, a , for tthom be was working, and tho two nentto Raltlmore and Arranged to buy the land ISO acres. They took In Dr. A R. Griffiths, John P. Stocktou aad George W. Powell h partners, A stock company,wltlt l)r GtlilUbs aa president, was orzinlzl rd styled tbe Marylanl Gold Mlalag an t MUllcg Company, In describing bis ex leilence with the company, Mr. Clear says: "AwottLlcss superintendent wis eogigel at ft beavj salary; costly olliccs were opened in PMlsdrlpbla.vtlth high salaried ofllclals, all having no Idrte ot ibe practical working ef a mine. Thousands of dollar were ibrown away on useless maehlnery anl iu txi ulaicid labor tictll the itorklagcipl 'al-j'iO.OOO was expended Hud the com uant coiljpied. Machinery that cost thou nrjiU ct dollars was sold for but little moro than Its worth as old Iron, and tho property has idood ldte ever alcce, tbe buildings hsv icgfillta to decay,1' GOLD IN MIlOIMA, Clear had abundant faith In the possibili ties ot tbe tied and remained there f)r nbouttenjears.hoDlcg to secure capital suftl eitnt to properly develop the mice. Uut the pn perly had been given a black eye by the rcllapre of tbe mining company end Clear found himself ''froze out." He then went back to Iritis, n 1th the Intention of buy ItiL tin the old White Hall cold mine, where Ciirntnoilore Stockton bad taken out be tvuen two ard Hree bumlrcd thousand dolUis In a Mry boit ilam la 1m1. He worked tbe White IIIalrLlueforclzht years, with varied succen", sending his gold to the United states Mitt. Jjlually, In order lotmk It m a larger scale, be bal the mli c transfctred to u company tu tbls city, ard, after si umlaut and unplessiutexpe llettce Itb law nult, rellrqiilsbed the bull tf of (,-oM n.lLlog, dhgutttd at tbe laa bllfly r Ibt law to prottct bla rights. H U, however, ellll tntbtisls&tle on tbo sulJ'Ct el gold mines, aud Is confident that ibe Potomac dipotln ctn be profitably wciked Sell bo to Tuc Cuitic maot lam ready atid willlog totalkgoll mine to ary geidlman w ho haa bit life In sured, ball pulley In my favor aol wao t.ss noy Idea of putting bis money la wbero ii will It Id Mm tlfty percent la the sweet by acd by. I ould iotlmate that I hive bucked against the old mlnlcgbuilaesi lo, true irjinv jeara,' acd am getting oil, and don't wai t lo wotk any more for tba glory and honor of tbe business. I don't want to enter Into auy more 'entcrprlsea nbrre 1 will 'get left.' I would like It dis tinctly understood, notwithstanding the trlnlon ot your leirned professor ot geulrny, (bat I do believe that gold exists In pa) tog quantities In MsrylanJ cer tainly la trgloti -as tbe many mines that hove been worked by practical men tn Vir ginia and Georgia have paid, and do uow pay. Tbe Maryland veins are merely a con tinuation ot tho gold belt that can be traced through from South Carolina aad Georgia to tbe Potomac River Into Maryland, la which there are good and well developel qusttz trios. Tbe gold is not, as Professor McUea states, lu the stratum ot gneiss rock, bet to tbe quartz and talc slate, which can be found In Maryland as la Vlrgtata."