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THE CRITIC Ii Bold by Newsboys at 25 cts. per Copy. THE CRITIC Li detlveredbjr Carrier at 85 ctt.per Month. kJ0TJI VUAlt N-(,091. WASHINGTON, FIUDAY KVENIKU. J.'KIJIUTAHV 17, IHHH. rinCK TWO (MATS. 301 Events of Interest In and About the Departments. THD SWATAIIA'S COMMANDER fullers fit (lie White IIouso Cliniietes In the Interior Department. 'XlicSw'iilnm'HCoiiininiiilci'. Coin mandcr John McGownn, jr., 1ms boon Middled to command thoSwatarn. Ho Is 2 VW., nl IliA llvnAltlitti VaitiLVnnl n..1 Mill be detached from there on the '23d Instant. Lieutenant 0, P. Perkins will bo dctnclied from the commnnd of tho Coast Survey schooner Hngro nntl ordered to tho Bwataro, March 1, Indicted lor l'resc.iilliin lilso CliiliiiH.ThcCuiiimissioiicr of Pensions lins been advised that Wlllinm Nichols xvas Indlctrd on tho 7th instant by the grand Jury for tho United Htntcs District Court, at Austin, Tex., for forgeries in connection with his own clnlni for pen sion, ns well ns for presenting n false clnlni. Tho Indictments contained three counts. Nnvnl A(lvcrtincmontn. The Sccrc ' taryoftho Navy has decided tlmt when olllclal ndvcrtlscmonts nro published in einct nccordanco with tho Departments ropy the newspapers me uiiiurcd to pay incnt for all space and tlmo used at their icgular rates. Tho Second Comptroller lias herctoforo held that pay should not be allowed for lines and spacing which teemed to him unnecessary. Interior l)ciurtiiictil Changes. Ucnornl Laud Ofllce Appointment: 1', B. Hardest)', West Virginia, as n topo graphical draftsman at $1,000, under civil service rules. Pension Olllcc ncslgiialioir. 12. II. Cummins of Virginia, clork at $1,400. Patent Ofllce Promotion: Mrs. Mary A. Jordan of Texas, copyist at $720 to $!J00. Resignation: Mrs. Florcnco II. Kendall of Nebraska, $900. Callers at tho "While House. Among tho Prcsident'scallers to-day were Senators Hansom, Gri Plumb, Turpie, Hampton, Stockbrldgt w ith Mr. O. J. Aionroo 01 juicingnii, cx-aennior .uc .1 Donald. , Iter rccntat!vos Anderson, of Ohio, Bfgt Hare. Albert K. Sinltcy, member of iWl Board of Indian Com missioners: iTaicrat S. 0. Armstrong, Principal Hampton (Va.) Instituto; James McNabb, editor Carrollton (111.) OmeUr, Dr. K.N. Potter, Hobart College, rud Mr. W. A. Potter. " Death of Iiaiv-Uxnniliicr Howell. MnjorM.F. N. Howell, acting law exam iner of tho General Land Otllce, died (Mis morning at his l evidence, 1003 Fifth street northwest of pleuro pneumonia. Major Howell was born in Now York nearly sixty years ago. Ho was appointed to a clerkship in tho Land Ofllce, May 23, 1801. Soon nfter ho was appointed Chief iicii. mm iiuur cniui ui uju .ijiiuim (Division. Ho was a splendid of llcer, and Mill be groatly missed liy tho ollicers anil employes ofthe Interior Department. Minor niul I'erbonnl. Secretary Whitney has gone to New lorn lor a icwiiays. The Portsmouth sailed this morning from Hampton Itoads for tho West Indies. Charles H. Bradshnvv has been np liointcd postmaster at Kiiiialls, Dorchester County, Md. The President has approved tho bill authorising tho construction of a brldgo acro-s tho Missouri lticr in St. Charles County, Mo. Alonzo W. .Stone, colored citien or Hot Springs, Ark., Is a candidate lor tho Siberian mission. Ho has herctoforo been n Ilepublh'on, but has strong Democratic backing. Mr. Charles S. Cary, who was yesterday appointed Solicltorof the Treasury to suc ceed Judgo McCuc, is about 00 years of ngeandwas a member of tlio New York Assembly in 18SU. Tho Treasury Dennitinont lias decided -that when wine is injured by freezing, it can only bo appraised at its decreased value. Ncarlv two hundred persons attended tho President's reception this afternoon. 'JC1IC DISTKICT GOVEUNAIUXT Tlint ''Brcniorniiditni." Chief Engineer II. T. Douglass or tho II, and O. llallroad Company wroto Com missioner Ilaymond on tho 15th instant, requesting a correction ofthe lattcr's re port on tho bill to Incorporate tho Hock Creek Klovnted Hailroad. Tho report io ferred to Mas a memorandum of Major KaviiBiiiuo mo lioaru oi commissioners, In hlgfcply to Mr. Douglass, the Engi neer Ccf.nmissloncr states that lie made no rcpoit on the subject. Tho paragraph complained of stated that tho bill was evi dently intended to give tho II. and 0. Ilalhoad Company certain privileges in tho city. Major ltayniond states that It xvnsn prlvotomcnioiandum and p. cd without authority of tho Oouimlsslonuij. Various Platters Considered, Captain Giiilln has bubmltted to Major Ilaymond a list of asphalt streets that will require rcsurfacliig next year, aggregating in cost $72,322. Tlio Commissioners have notlllcd S. M. Davis In his complaint about Policeman Harding firing his pistel In a rcclcless manner at Tenth and II streets uoithciut, tlint tho Major of Police has given proper xvninliig to tho police In regard to (lis t liaiglng their pistols. August Weaver has been appointed an ndulilonal pilatu on the pollto force. Tho Commissioner and Captains Sy irons und Giiilln liad another conference Mit'i thoHousoSub coinmltteoon Appio pnnuons to-day I.ato Social Items, (eoige Alfred Townsond and Mrs. Tnwiiiend are In tho city tlio guosts of Jlr and Mrs. H, 11. James nt BUS Six teenth street. f'Ciicral and Mrs, Van Vlietdepait on Tuesday ou their annual pllgrimago to rioiiilu. Senator Sabln gavo n dinner last oven ing to Mr. Merrlmau, Speaker of tho Minnesota Icglslutuio ond president of the Meri'hanfs' National IlanU or St. l'oul. Tho Minnosota Congressional delegation wcro present, also Senators ' MoniUi-on and Stockbildgo and Hon. Mai tin Mugglnnls of Montumi Hatlroud lnthhftVretle Zom. The Swedish arnuJSnieglaii Hallioad, xvhictilsimw limtUuSjrriqm I.ulea, on tl.e(.r.irofl)othnlftf1o Lofodou, on tlie Korth een, is paitly sltuotod within tho Aictk ilu'le, 1,200 miles further North Vhaniuy rallioad In Canada. Tliowlu ler has not, however, been found too so crohy tho English employes and their Mhcs, and tho snowtall is lessttuiuln some moro Southern latitudes, wlillo tho daikuessof the winter nights is paitly coinpensutcd by tho light of the aurora, Tho lino Is bi'liic built In older to tan tho ). cuormous deposits of iron oio In thoOcl ! Iiwne Mountains. llallioad World. TiiiJ nuAniNo STiuicn. .Supt. tVliltliiR i:ilulin Its C'iiiku mid llctnlln Iti History. Pnit.MiKi.niiA, F:n. 17. Mr. Cliarles I J. Smith, a former prcsUlcnlor the ltcndtng llallroad Company, nppeared to-day beforo the Congressional commlttco In vestigating tho iteadlmj strike In December of 1S7(J ho resigned as director, owing to liis belief that tho to ports of tho company wcro Cooked with a view ofmaking n line showing and heuellt a few dishonest directors who were gamb ling in tho stock. Superintendent Whiting of the Heading, when asked yesterday to detail the story of the miners' strike, said that the Hrs't uneasiness of tho miners was opparcnt when the trouble aroso with the railroad mm, who wcro members of tho samoor simitar orders of labor organizations, principally tho Knights of Labor. On December 20 a committee, headed by John II. Davis, waited upon the witness. This commlttco represented tho miners and akcd that tho contract granting tho eight per cent, advance upon tho old basis, which had been made In Septem ber and waste tci inmate on January 1, be extended. This request was niado verbally at llrst, butsub-equcntly In writing, On Docam ber 2t tho request was renewed, tho miners asserting that the same conditions cxltcd, and were likely to exist, as w hen tho advance was granted. Nothing dcll nlto enmo of this interview. The agree ment of September was tho lcsult of a roiiiiiromic. Tho men had demanded an increase of I.l per cent, and agreed to take an 8 per cunt, advance. Ilo wroto the agreement himself, submitted It to the solicltorof tho company and to Mr. Cor hln, and It was the icsult of tho thought fill and deliberate consideration of tlio situation, and had the appioval of nil the iuuiui:i3 vi i ill; tuuiiwia . Tho contract, which specified January las its limitation of lime, contemplated a change of the existing system of llxlng the Wages of tho mlneis. Tho reason tho company did not wisli to continue the advance or keep in force the contract otter January 1 was that It was pioposcd iiftci'that to change the en tire system, whiili was not considered u good one. . From 5,000 to 0,000 men quit work be fore January 1, but they wcro not miners. On that date all the miners went on strike. Vp to January 5 there was no damage to property, but there was a spe cies of personal ostiaelsm, which Indi cated that troublo would follow. He referred to tho riots at Shenandoah and of threats made, especially atShamo kin. Tho men especially responsible were Poles ami Hungarians, Ofthe 21,000 men employed by his com pany all but 2,000 had gone out. Tlicro were 3,000 boys In the total of employes. Tho pay roll of tho company was over SSOO.OUOamontli. Mr. Whiting was then asked whether thciewasor had been any combination in which tlio Heading Company took part to restrict tho natural supply of antliia cite coal. Ho said that at present there, was none that ho knew of, but as recently ns 1SS4 there had been an allotment sys tem, the object and etlcct or which was to restrict tho output. "Have you made no effort to supply tho places or tho striking miners'.'" was nsKcu. "No, sir." "Why?" "Because wo desho and expect our old men to come back." "On your own terms?" "At tho old latcs, yes." ' "What force do you rely upon to bring these men back?" "Well, sir, their necessities." Mr. Andeison Tlmt is to say, starva tion? Witness It is only ntccIty that com pels any of us to work. When asked whether the allotment sys tem -was advantageous to tho company Mr. Whiting said yes. and when pressed to know-why It was broken up lie said that lie did not know. "How about the lonsiimers in tli.it al lotment?" "Oh, wo did notcou'lder tho consumer. It was, I was about to oxplaln, or advan tage to inc." Chairman Tillman (Interrupting) Well, you did not consider tho consumer; orcourso not, but wo do, and wo propose If na ran to pass a law that will protect the consumer whom you don't consider. It Is tlio consumer wlioni wo rcpicsent and wo propose to K'C to tlmt. lNxnitXAfi iuivum'i: ta.vijs, tho lllll to I'listpniu, 'lliiir Collection 'l'rom 3luy to Doceinlicr. The bill Introduced on Monday to post pone tho collection of internal levcnuo tnxes from May 1 to December 31, which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, was the subject of much talk this morning by Membors. Major McOlaininy of North Carolina, who introduced the bill, said to The Cmna reporter that tho object of tho ineasiu o was to give relief to all those who will have to pay their Internal icvenuo tax on the 1st of May. "Tho bill," said Major McClammy, "meets tho wants of this class and gives at onco tho bcuulU of any reduction In taxation that Congress may make this session. A number or Members, who have studied tho question, say that tlio bill Is a move, in tho light direction, and, that, when it comes up in tho IIouso fora vote, it will pass by a largo majority , Tlio commlttco will probably make a favora ble report ou the measure, run. oiiitjds nnoiaxKs. Anil In Sncli u AViiytlnit Nolioily Can MiMiliiterMiuul Itlin. Tho Philadelphia LaVjer this morning, rpfcnlng to tho statement that Mr, Gcorgo W. Child had changed his mind with re gard to tho Picsldcntial nomination, and would accopt It If tendered him, says edi torially: " "Mr. Chillis has not changed his mind in tho least degree, and It is not possible that howillchango his mind In that to gard. As to declining and refusing to bo a candldatofor Picsldeut, ids mind is llrm and unalteinblc. It Is awkward to do cllno w hat Is not authoritatively otlered, but so far as it is in contemplation by any icrsons, few or many, organized or uu oiganlzcd, to put Mr. Chllds in nomina tion lor President of tho United States, ho lepcats his ret usal to bo a candidate or to bu voted for, and adds that ho would be compelled to decline tho ofllce, honorable nnd exalted as It is, If by inly chunco in tlie chapter of unfoieseen events he should happen to bo elected," l'nmsoxAii junxxio.v. Jvmib 11. Youmi, oxccutlvo clcikof tho Semite, has been confined to his home lorn week with a tlucatcucd uttaol; of pneumonia. Ho Is giaduully improving. Mn. Viiank A. Hiciivniisii.v, chief of the Baltimore Sim huieau, leaves ou Mon day for a two weeks' visit to tho ever glades and olligators of Tloiida, I?. svnvKiMi oi- Tin: successful con testants at tlio icccnt Nelson Division fail mention was Inadvertently neglected of Miss Ellso BuigV, who secuied tho hand some ladies' watch, Hon. Timothy E. Thkv or Michi gan Is lying ill at Piovidenco Hos pital. Tho physicians do not say that ho Is very dangerously III, Ho Is sullering tiom nervous prostration, Iinpoitniu Meeting To-iiIkIH. It Is impoitaut that thcio should be a full attendance this evening at Grand Army Hall of tho local Board of Promotion and Executive Committee on the Permanent J' xposltlou ol the 'llireo Ameilcas in 10 at the National ' ajdtal No iiiattw of such imiioitance to tho prosperity of uslilngtiin has over and tho meeting to-nlsht U u givoie newed vigor to the movement IN CONGBESS TO-DAY. Passage of the Urgent Deliclcncy Jim by the House, J PIIOCEEMNOS OI' COMMITTEES. The MoKny Claim .Successful teriin Animated Contest. Af- Bcrorc the regular order was demanded this morning a bill was pased for tho re lief of tho Agricultural iind Mechanical College or Alabama. Mr, Cutchcon Introduced a bill to In crease tho ctllcicncy of the Signal Corps of thoimnv Mr. Mlllfl.cn of Maine asked to have tho Committee on Mmitifactuies In structed to leport next l'ridnv upon a resolution directing tho Secretary nf tlio Treasury to make certain Investigations relative to tho New York sugar trust Tlio lummltttc was so Instructed. Tho regular order wits then taken up, being tlio call for the yeas and nays on Mr. O'Neill's amendment to the Urgent Deficiency bill, ollcicd yesterday, n- struetlng the (lovcrniiicnt Printer to rigidly enforce the eight hour law In his dcp.titmcnt. The amendment was adopted by n otcnflMJ torl, 'J ho Urgent Deficiency bill was then passed. Mr. Belmont introduced a joint resolu tion authorizing tlio I're-ldcnt to nego tiate witli Mexico fur tho appointment of an International Commission loettlc cer tain boundary Hue questions. A resolution was Introduced calling upon tho Attonipy.fieneral for Informa tion as to whatamounts of tho Judiciary appropriations have been used to p.iv em ployes of the revenue service, and by whose authority It was done. 'J lie Blair Educational Mil was laid be foro tlio House and refened to the Com- iiutteeon Luuuitlou. Considerable' confustoii was caused by thcLOiilllcting reports of the IIouso Join nal and the Ctmgietfiomtl liccortl as to whether tho iircv Ions question had been moved as ordered upon the McKay claim bill. Tlio report of the Journal was upheld. A motion to recommit tlio bill to tho Commlttco on War Claims, with Instruc tions, wns lost by a vote of 108 to a! on a call of the yeas and nays, and Mr. Spi lngcr demanded tho yeas and nays ou tho pas sage ortho bill. The bill was passed by n vote or 130 to 72. ltnrovldcs that the claims of Na thaniel McKav and tho executors of Donald McKay for further compensation for tlio construction of tho iron-clad monitors Squando, Nnuset and steamer Ashuclot may be submitted to the Court of Claims. Mr. Springer made an effort to deliver a speech against tho bill, even after its passage, by getting the lloor and oll'cring nn amendment to tho title of tlie bill. Although vigorously opposed by Messis. StonoondCox, he was succcssrul and obtained a ruling Trout the Chair al lowing blm to proceed. A COGENT ARGUMENT. A unique report was submitted by tho Committee ou Judiciary yesterday on tho bill appointing the llrst Monday of Oc tober in cadi year as tho day on which Congress shall meet. The commlttco re ports "That the proposed legislation would be injurious to tlie public Inter ests," inasmuch as a large number of Members of Congress are usclully cm plojedln their several districts during the month or October-in eveiy alternate year In seeming tlie election or sultnblo persons tn represent their ditiicts' In Congress." CAPE CHARLES QUARANTINE. Mr. Hi owno or Virginia has been author ized by tho House Commerce Committee to make n favoiablc report on tho bill np piomiatlngVW fora permanent quar antine station ut Cape Cliarles, Va. THE PUBLIC HEALTH BILL. The Houso Commlttco on Commerce received communications , to day from Surgeoii-d'cneial Hamilton 'requesting to bo heard in opposition to tho bill to create a Bureau of Public Health and fiom Dr. Walcott or Boston requesting to bo heard In its favor. ALIEN OWNERSHIP OF LANDS. Tho House District Committee have made a favorable report ou tlio bill re stricting the ownership of real cstatit in tho Territoiles nnd Distiict or Columbia to American clticns, with an exception permitting foreign governments to ac quire property in the Distiict ou which to erect legation buildings. THE DLAIR OILL. An effortwill he mado In tho House by the filends or tho Blair bill tojiavo that measure considered sonic time In Match. It is claimed that ir a vote can bo had tlio bill will pass. THE URGENT DEFICIENCY BILL. The Urgent Deficiency bill passed tlio IIouso to-day by a vote of 182 to 53. Its District items are as follows: Salary of tho Janitor or Ainldon school building $C00; two fire-escapes for the Hefoun School, $1,100, to increase the water sup ply of tho District, $333,000. SENATOR TURPIE'S CASE. 'lho Senate Committee, ou Elections held n meeting this moinlng and con sidered tho caso of Senator Turpie. Action was taken by referring all the nancrs in tiio caso to a sub committee, consisting of Messrs. Hoar, Snooncr and Eustis. THE STRONG CLAIM. Mr. Faulkner was authorized to report favoiably n resolution for tho appoint ment by thoPiesldcntorthrcoaibltrators, with final powers,to determine the claims or Samuel Strong against tlio Distiict of Columbia. Tlio resolution pro vides that tho nibitrators shall bo bound by tho decision of tlio District fauptemo Court, giving tlie Distiict credit for fate value of thcceitlllcates oilglu.dly Issued to Colonel Stiong. '1 hu committee authoiied Senator Dan iel to uiako u favorable report ou tlio bill to incorpoiato tlio Washington and bandy Spring Railroad. MR. CRAIN'S AMENDMENT, Mr. Cnilntald to a Cnnic icpoitcr this afternoon that his constitutional amend ment, changing tlio tlmo for tho meeting of Congress would piobahly bo considered tho lat of this month, He lutiodiieed n resolution on Monday setting apart IVii inary 20 for that puimiso. ihe resolution wasrefeiicd to tho Committee ou Kales, nnd will, it is believed, be reported biulc to tho House with u recommendation that it pass. CANAL AND LAKE IMPROVEMENTS, The bills ofMci. Ilendeison ol" Illi nois and Spilnger, creating a commission tosupeiviso the conduction ol the Illi nois mid Michigan canal, tlio hike iui piovcments, etc. liavo been referred to a huh-commltteo composed of Messrs, Mc Hae, Hayes, Cobb, Plumb and Hussell of Connecticut, A PLEA FOR OPEN SESSIONS Senator Teller yesterday afternoon nude a vigorous plea for open sessions of tho benato for action upon nominations, Secret O'slons he regarded us unrepubll can He saw no moie reason for con sldorlikc; nominations in secret session than lor legislating' secretly ijton the hupicuio Court pubhclj rcordod the actio! of each Justice on each qucstUu, vv bile Senators could not; announce their action upon executive business. He laid down tne Inoad proposition thar the action of a public servant on a public question should always bo a nnttcror public record. ANOTHER ADVEnSE REPORT. TlicSilb-coiniulttco.or tho IIouso Com mlttco on I'oslolllccs and Postroads has adversely reported to tho full committee tho bill prohibiting tlio send demanded tho prompt action olils citlons, Ing through the United States malls of newspapers containing lottery advcitlso incuts. CAPITOL NOTES. ThoScnato lias announced a long list of important confirmations, ThoScnato yesterday afternoon passed all the private pension bills on the calon Oar lOd In number. The Senate was not in session to-day nnd will not meet to-morrow, The Senate Public Buildings Commit tco has agreed to report favorably the bill to appropriate $150,000 fortho purchase of tbelcrguson property for use of tho Sig nal Scrvlco bureau. 'J ho bill for tlie relief or Mrs. Hannah A, lluidle, introduced in tlio Senate yes terday, appiopriatcs oin.OUO. Her hus band, Samuel K. Hurdle, lost his life while In the employ of tlie district. 'ihe Senate bill for the Improvement of Mxlcentli street, north of lloundary, np proprln(c"!?lO,ujn Mr. Buckenrldgc r Kentucky pre sented n petition ycrtcrdfij or the Typo graphical Unions of Frankfort ami Lex ington, Ky., asking that (he employes of lho Government Printing OOlco be pild tlio latcs tiaid pilor to Match I, lss". itc ferrcd to the Committee on Pi inting. Ccncral Black spoke for two hours to day beforo the Invalid Pensions Commit tee upon proposed pension legislation. 'lho Sub-Committee of Appropriations having tlio Distiict appnpriatluii bill In charge are still consldciing it. J he Elvers and Harbors Committee heard to-day n Philadelphia delegation, iinnm? rcinm vat ol Miutlis Island, In rniiaiicipuia inn nor The Houso Committee nn Public Lauds will probably make their report to the House on Monday, Hej inoiir Probably Ilcalen. Niw Yoiik, Feb. 17. The IhmUl'n .'V"i , . , r . , :. Marquette (Mich.) special says the latest indications from tlio election in tho elev enth district ore tli.it If Seymour (Hop.) bus a plurality It vv ill bo less than 100 und that the Democratic candidate will prob ably contest tho election in cascofllclal returns givo tlie election to Seymour, on the ground of fiauel and Intimidation. Mil, 111IF1.N M.ICTEIl. Postmastcr-dcncral Dickinson stated to a Ciiitic reporter to-day that he had re ceived a telegram from Michigan saying that Mr. Brccn, the Democratic candi date, bad been elected. opposih) to 8i:giu:t sessions .Senator Tullm Coutliturs tlirni Alto Ki'tlier Vii-llepiilillciiii, In his remarks in tlio Senate yesterday upon tho resolution calling for informa tion as to tho distribution or the records ortho rebellion, Mr. Teller took very em phatic ground that "tlicro is no Depart ment in this Government that has any business to have secrets Tram tho public, except it may bo tho State Department, pending treaty ncgotlatiations or some thing ot that character." lie said further; "Every decision made by tlio bead of a Department ought to bo an open book; ev cry adjudication made by tho head of a bureau ought to be an open book for tlio people of the United States to read and examine not simply the public ofllcials. but any man who docs not go there out of simple Idle curiosity during the busi ness hours or tho day ought to havo ac cess to tho public lccords. It Is one ortho essentials of a freepcojilothat they should know what their public servants arc elo Ing." Also: "1 inny bo pardoned IT I depart a little tiom the subject. I consider the secret sc-slons or the Senate entirely mi republican in character, except when there shall be, as there may occasionally be, a treaty under consideration that ought to bo considered in the secrecy or an exccutlvo session; but there is no more reason why the "confirmations or execu tive appointments should bo behind clocd doors, in my Judgment, than there is that we should legislato behind closed doors, ns w c did somo years ago." T1II3 UNION PACIl'IC, A ! (.position Unit .Neiiil.v AcccinN vvllli the Oiitlivvullo 1H1I. Mr. Storey, counsel Tor tho Union Pa cific Halho.ul, appeared hemic the House Committee on Pacific Hallioads to-day, and presented the load's preposition for the payment or the debt to tho United States. It accords with tho terms or tho Otith walto bill except that the payments Tor tho first live years arc slightly reduced, and those Tor the second llvo yeais cor respondingly Increased. i ho company ask this in ordor to en able It to meet certain heavy indebted ness falling due In tho llrst llv o year-. '1 ho Pnciilo Haihoad Coiiimissioncis are to lio heard by the committee next Fliday. It is stated that Jlr. Anderson of Iowa lias refused to appear before tlio commit tee In behalf of Ins bill directing criminal prosecutions to bo pushed against tlio Paclllc Haihoad olllclals. Picsldeut Slicrldnn'M Cabinet, St. Louis Globe-Vemocrat; General Sheri dan, If elected President, could inako up a magnificent Cabinet and appoint some first-class foreign uilulsteis, as, for In stance: Secretary ot Stato-Hoscoo ConMiiiiror New York . -N.-cui.uy of tlio Treasury John Sherman N-iietary of War Iienjamln UnrrUon of In- seci'etaiy of tlio Navy Joseph It. Itnvvicy of Connecticut, i-eiictarrof tlio luteilor William II, Alli son of Invva. Attoiiicy-licncrol (leoiEe V. IMimuia of Postmaster floiimd-Oeowi W. ClilliU of l'eimvlvnnla. Jllnfster to llnidainl .Initios (,. UUInu of liable. Minister to.rrnnco vviiuain u, nvaris oi New Vorl. Minister to tieimanj- Jolm II llenilerjonot Mls'oml. An Oiler to Mummer Wilson, 'Ihe position of geucinl tr.illlo manager of tho Heading Hailroad, which will be come lacant ou March 1 by the resigna tion of J. Lovvrlc Boll, has been otlered to Geneial Freight Tialllc Manager John S. Wilson of tho Pennsylvania llallroad, who would nl-o bo inndo a vico-pie-idem. Ho Is now considering tho oiler. Mr. Wll-on was connected with tlio Philadel phia, Wilmington and Baltimore Hail load bsfore entering the Pennsylvania service, and has had n long rnilio.ul ex perience. A Oient Political M) story. The New York TiiOvnc's Washington coirespondcnt says "negaidingthoDem ociatlc nomination for President, S. S. Cox of New York is repotted as saylug : . "Wo nil think Cleveland will bo nominated, hut 1 do not know anything about it. The opposition to Cleveland talked of U ninvstcry. It Is said to bo a mystery to Mr. Hill. I aikcd Mr. Cleveland about It. He said It was a myster to blm that ho did not understand it Here we stand between tvvor" 'steiies. ' HeoistebeiA Nkw Yobs, la-t cvmi ii Mi Cuit Uio Hawaiian Minister at tho Fvereft ViHtain I Putnam ot the Fisheries! tunr-sion at tlio AN .ml sor Senator , t and tongiesnien Clardv and NNA the i itt'i Avenue A Itn.-WAItlCAHMi llOOUJir.NT. XVIII or lho I.ntn Mr. VtVltluiA. Jim limns I'llcit. Tho will or tho lato Mrs. Weltlia A. Enunonswas filed In tlio Probate Court to day beforo Judge Cox by her counsel, Henry Wbe Harnett, Tho document Is a follows' "I. Weltlia A. Emmons, of tho city of Washington, District of Columbia, do make, publish and dcclaro this my last will nnd testament "First. I direct that all my ul debts nndlmancl.il expenses bo pulet ns soon after my deatli as practicable. "Second. I givo nnd bequeath to Sam uel F. Emmons of tho city of Washing ton all my wcarlngnpparol, Including nil my laces, made up and not made up, but excluding lewolry of every kind. "Third. 1 also give and bequeath to said Samuel F. Emmons nil my Ictteis, correspondence and literary memoirs. "Fourth. I give and bequeath to tlio persons from whom I respectively re ceived them tlie silver wedding presents received on the occasion of my marrlago toSaluucl F, Emmons. "Fifth, 1 direct that my executors, hereinafter named, or if only onoof tlicin shall ullallfv as such, then he who shall qliahm selfnnd convert Into money all my other property, l.otli real and personal, and wherever situated, and one-third or tlio net proceeds tlicrrif, J -'- -, qticath to Louis Jl. Todd of tlio city of New York , JSfiti I give and bequeath to Cliarles Davldge (colored) or tho city of Washington, and Jl.000 thereof I gtvo and bequeath to Annie llurtmau of Mar gate, England, and the remainder thereof 1 givo und bequeath to Enoch Steele Shane, my youngest foster brother. "Sixth. 1 nominate ami appoint Henry Who Garnctt and Samuel P. Emmons of the illy of Washington to ho tlio oven tnrsorthls will, and I give and ginntiiiito the said executors, or If only one of them shall quality, then unto him who shall so quality, full power and authority to con tract to sell, to sell and convoy, any and all of my property whether real or per sonal, ami good and sulllclcnt Instru ments for tlie conveyance and transfer thereof, to make, execute, and deliver. "Seventh, t revoke all former will- by mc made. "In witness whereof I hive hereunto set my hand and seal, tins aith day of l curuary, ispi. (Seal. "WrmiA A. Emvioss." The potior Is vv Itnessed hv Charles Hark nainy of New York, William Halso Blv ers, Offli.ini Hectory, Maidstone, Eng land, and Edward T. Church, New York city. A petition of Henry Wtso Oarnett ac companies tho will, setting forth that at tho time of her death Mrs. Emmons owned certificates of stock In the Ameri can Boll Telephone Company Tor 13) shares, and alo household furniture, piate, jewelry, etc., worth about $15,000; that sua left no next of kin; that she was married In 1870 to Samuel F. Emmons, w ho survived her: that for more than two years last beforo her death the decedent lived separate nnd apart from her hus band: that she appointed tlie petitioner and her husband executors, and that the will was at the time or Its date placed by her In tlio custody or the pctltiuner, who acted as her legal ndviscr. Ho asks that a citation may bo issued directed to Samuel F. Emmons, and that tho will bo admitted to probate and letters testa mentary granted as provided, THE SNChh MUIlDUIt. Chid!);" Detectives on tlio Trl.vlc t a Young .Man. Cmcvqo, III,, Feb. 17. Search Is being Hindu for a young man w ho called him self Cartright, who occupied a room In a lodging-house not tar fiom tho re-' of murdered mllllonaivo Sncll and dlsap- appeared on tho morning of tlie tragedy, Tho police nro curious (u know why ho should have -lift his room at daylight, after first having wakened ids landlady to tell her that be would solid bor his rent and not to disturb Ids room until ho returned. The missing man told his landlady that Ids vvorl. -vould require him to be out late .it night, und she no ticed that lie cam" in very lato in the morning. Downs unsociable and talked little. On last Monday tho landlady thought sbo would clean" Cnrtiight's room, and wassurpiiscd on opening the elect door to find a quantity of silverware. Tlicro wnsnosiiverwaretuueii iioniBiicu suouse but tho claim is mado that a man answer ing Cartiight's description went to Sncll's houso somo (lavs beforo the murder and endeavored to negotiate a loan, nnd It Is argued that ho took this moans of getting into the millionaire's house in ordor to find out the lay ot the land. Tho landlady notilled Mr Mono, a son-in-law ofthe dead man, who lives near tho Sncll mansion, who in turn notilled tho police Tho latter regard tho capture or Cartright as important. Descriptions oHho man wanted aro to bo scattered all over the tow n, as lie Is Deitcvcci lo. do in hilling here. To Train Teaohers, iMUAN.irous, lnd Feb. 17, The Hov, J. E. Gilbert, pastor or tho Moridlan Strcct Methodist Chinch, hns.bcen elected supeiintendcntof tlio teachers' training department, a new department of tho In ternational Sunday School Union. Tlie heads of other departments aro B, F. Jacobs of Chicago, Dr. J. H, Vincent nnd E. Piiyson Porter of Philadelphia. Dr. Gilbert has accepted conditionally and will meet n sub-comiuittco In Chicago iictjwcok to complete arrangement. The lloiis.es Swayed. Akron, Ohio, Feb. 17. A rcinarkablo phenomenon manifested itself near hero early yesterday morning. People in tho vicinity of tlio scatofntho troublo wcro thrown out of bed and windows and cod ings crumbled, whtlo tho earth rocked, the convulsions being preceded by terrlllc reports of an explosion, A great fissure is tho earth Is the only sign of the strange occurrence. 1'coplo lied fiom theii hotiies and the greatest excitement prevailed, vv idle many in tills city got up and in quired tlie cause of swaying of tho houses, Mr. Sherman and i lie Chinese. Tlio New Yoik if tall this morning states that, Insmlerto put Idm-elfiii liar uioii.v with the nutl Chine jo sentiment of the i'autdc coast, Senator Sherman has invited till the llcpubliean and Demo cratic members of the three Pacific Stutw to meet at his houso on Tuesday evening next to discuss the better method oi niaklngtho precnt rcstilctiou laws con form more to the leuorntidspliltln which they were pa-scd. Levi Jlorttm tor Piotlileut, A Chicago snuc'al fiom New York says that the Blaine manages in New York imve decided upon Levi P. Morton us theii choice, and that Chiiuncey M. De pue and Whltelniv Held will go to Chi cago as .mw lorns uoiegaies ai large. Nlicn William Walter Phelps declared for senator Hl-cok It is Mild he wns siinplj assisting in; paving the way for Morto'n. A ItlR Ptio Piijlit. A pilo iliit Is in piosieb this after noon nun Lyoi s's Wocils. Two hundred poople ure .pioiont, and the police have (joue there. C. A, Pi out lss Assigns, C. A. Prentiss, druggist, at Ml Seventh street, has assigned for the bcncilt of Ids creditor, preference of JV5 be given to the Second National Bank. A large stove mamifaetmer in Albany bus secured theioiisent oi his workmen to retum 10 per cent of thsii viaes until the crd ofthe icai to bo !.. to led to Fie ill in in lite event ot a st :i 01 STEAM RAILWAYS Tlie .Senate Uoimiiillce Averse lo Legislation Tills .Session. 'II H STATION QUESTION. An Inipoitiint Concession lo the II. und O, Company. lho Senate District Coiiiiulttco has abandoned stentn-rnllioad legislation for flio present session, 'lho regular weekly meeting to-day was devoted lo lho con sideration of this subject and every mem ber of the commlttco was present. The discussion wns continued Tor more than two hours nnd a number of votci were taken on separate propositions. A resolution declaring that the present slal Ion of the Baltimore and Potomac HalliiiadCompntii and its tracks on tho Mnllshouldnj,;.,..',. u" If Is understood that Nmators Faulk ner, Hiddlcborgcr, Daniel, Fnrviell and Cbaee voted in tho nllirmativo on tills resolution, nnd Senators lug.dls, Vance, Spooncr and Harris in tlie negative A resolution was then submitted do dating steam railroad legislation at the present session In be Inexpedient, nnd on this Sciiutors Hnirls, Chace, Fnrwell. Hiddlcborgcr, Daniel and Faulkner voted In the nllirmativo, and Senators lugalls, Vnucc and Spooncr in the negative. After further discussion the chairman suggested that action bo simply postponed Instead of abandoned for the session, und it was agreed to announce that tlio mat ter remain in abeyance, nlthuugh there Is apparently no idea that it will hongilii taken up Mr Harris was authorized to report favorably the Joint resolution extending tlie arrears or tax law or Marcli Jl, 1SS7, to general taxes in nrrcar July 1, ls.ss '1 lie Commissioners were called upon to express llicir views oi mo mil lo incor porate the (looigclovvii Barge, Dock, Flo vntorand Hallway Company and of nn amendment providing that stock shall bo Issued by said company upon tho basis of an approved cstlmato of tho actual cost oi construction ami equipment. A resolution declaring that tlio B. and 0. should be allowed to abandon Its present depot nnd to havo tho same prlvi Ienes in South Washington and unon the Mall as tho Baltimore and Potonnc was successful by n vote of 0 to 3. IX snoiiET HUSSION. Engineers ami Mechanics lllsciisslni; CliiutiiiKC lit l'ottitvllle. Porrsv n.i.r, Pa, Feb. 17. The cngl nccisiind mine mechanics nro holding n secret session and will hardly adjourn he roic night. Conversations wlthpilnclpal men as they arrive in town leads to tlio opinion that positive action will be post poned mid a fuller statement of their grievances be prepared meanwhile ond picscnted to tlio company before final action Is taken. Citizens generally counsel this action and vehemently opposo a striko of engi neers as likely to cause damage und fii tcrfcro with the settlement of tho miners' strike. The general rnllroad executive boanl Is In session at Phlladelphln to day, Chiltman Lee solids wo'd lioru at noon lho vv bold strike Is likely to be de clared off and ended within twenty-four hours. The joint committee is in session hero also. '1 hoy llltew ise claim there is a big ciiiingo near at baud. Secretary Dully comes out of the coinnilttce-rooiu nndsajs "Can't givo you details, but thisstriko is uovvfo be settled in shoit Older." Til II NUW TItUATY. XMiy ll.e l'lesldent Does Nol hellil II to tlu Semite. Nmv Yoiik, Feb. 17. A Washington special to the Tribmu says that tho now fisheries treaty still remains In tlio posses sion of the President. His failure to send it to tho Scnato yesterday Is explained on the ground that lie de-lres to accompany it by a messago w liich will fully oxplaln the several Icatuies of tho trinty, and practically amount to a pica in Its behalf, 'lho treaty prohibits, In tlie moat ex plicit terms, ns already indicated in those dispatches, the purchase of halt by our lislicimcn. It is true that tho latter havo often proclaimed that they did not care lur tho privilege, ( to pay for what you buy can bo called a privilege, of tlie maritime provinces, und does not extend to any other territory tinder the Jurisdiction or either country. Such a change wns rendered necessary In order to guard our rights in Chesnpcako Bay, which, Tor obvious reasons, might havo been en dangered by nn omnibus interpretation or thu three-mile limit clause, cither in this oi-any othci treaty. Drunken KoukIis in n Hint. Hoi Ki-.sviM.r-, Kv., Feb. 17, There is great excitement In Fredonla, Caldwell County, over tho conduct or u party of diunl.cn roughs who attacked nnd (lied into tho houses of , several clticns night before lust. Thero was no ono hurt, but several narrow escapes from thu bul lets. Thev also broke ojion Morgan's stuic and s"tolo n considerable iptautity of goods. Tlio men whoso houses wero visited havo been leaders In tho crusade ugalnst the violators of tho prohibition laws of Ficdonla, Thoro is considerable reeling oier the nutter, und ellorts nro being niado to apprehend the guilty pal tics. The Stock ami Money Market. Nr.w Yohk, Feb. 17. Money ag'JJ per cent. Fxchango steady; posted ratcw, -IS.rg 1ST. Government bonds steady; currency, Cs, l'Jo, is, coupon, 1251; IJs, do., 107t!. 'lho stock market opened llrm, nnd during tlio first half hour of trading in Ices on somo buying of Futon Paclllc, Head ing and Lake Miore, kaid to bo for foreign account, advanced JGcJ percent, lullio next hour and u-halfthuo was very littlo trading, but shortly nfter noon reports of a settlement of the Heading stiiku began tochculato, and the in-h to buy which loiiowcii sent prices up ittua pT ecni. The best pi lies mo now euiicut. A Coiiiilert'elter Arrestril. Wvhvsii, I.m Fob. 17. Kd ward Hlg ulns, a iv oil-known .voting man, was ai rested Wednc-day on a charge of (Kiss ing connteifoit money. A considerable itinntltv of imitation silver dollars and holt dollars was found on his person. It isbclloied that ho Is the tool of an oi UiinUed baud or ounteifultors in this v'elnlty. Mrs, Illgglnspvoinisos to mnko son e sensational disclosure-. Tho itr! oner was taken to Indianapolis Inst night by a-deputy F. S. marshal. Aid for the Poor. The police charity t und to-da.v rocciv od. Mr. Hamilton. $5, ClnUXander, $5 Mrs. Putiiov, clothing, Knutlmnii, shoes and clothing, Mis. Finn-ley, clothing, Falwnrd Muiphy sack of Hour, yoast powder nnd oatmeal, John (spangler, ,0 loaves of bread Mlldirit mill Amy Aitreo. "I don't like tho nay things aro run at M-hool,' reiiiaiked Amy ' There's some thing rotten in Dcnimiil. "Yes,"' assented Mildred, "tliore Is surely something in nn udrai-ced staeof de i imposition in tlii Dn ish Ling lorn ' (Pittsburg Chi ontcle, AN IMIUnNHHSTASlC. Mmlnc ii HIb Ocoiiii Shorn lintel 1'lte Hundred I'liot, New Yoiiic, Feb. 17. Onrnpi or work men are bufy nt tho preparations for moving back tho hotel at Coney Island. Tlio foundation Walls have disappeared, and thortructuronovv rests on piles. The entire building will bo removed on lion trucks built for tho purpose. Twelve hundred lilies hnvo been driven Into the sand under tho hotel to support twenty four tracks similar lo lallroad tracks. Colonel Morrow, who Is supeilntcndlng the work, wid yesterday that 1WO.0O0 feel of timber were used In tho structures on wiiicn tne tracks rest and In blocking up tne nig minding, Tho hotel Is 170 red doc), ICO foot long, and some partsof it aro four stories hliffi li, uc-iu uiu ni-u vvvo luvviTH. iiwiumuo ono nnd onc-hnir miles or railroad track tomovo tho hotel onco Its own depth, Owing lo the Inroads or lho sea, tlio rear ofthe hold Is now at hlgh-wntor mark, and thn Intention Is to move It back Sou rect Trotn that point. Wlillo being moved It will rest on timbers laid skillfully on 12". lion ti ticks, 'I ho weak portions or tlie houso will be propped up and then locomotives will pull tlie trucks with tlidrJ;u.7iVYVl!rcc iWlUrMWiVrffihe ntttinl moving will bo begun. The frost in the ground Inter feres materially vvltlf the laying or tracks, N lien a visitor arrived tliore tho other day tho water wns up under tho hotel, although It wns then low tide, and tlie music pavilion stood out in deep water looking very lonesome. It and the big bathing pavilion also villi be moved back, '1 he latter will bu placed on a lino with the hotel. Colonel Morrow said that next summer thero would bu a nice lawn In front of the hotel. On the day that the moving begins Inv itntlous will be scut out, and It Is probable that n good many people will bo there to witness tho opera tion (iONi: UP IN SMOKE. Ti...,. ... ..,-- ,... , ., ..,...: A ittioile Isli. nil Town Ins a Visitation of I lie. Pni.viin.MC, H.I., Feb. 17. One ot'tbo greatest llrcs that eier visited Westerly luged for three hours this morning, de stroying several buildings and causing a lossor$l.,O,000, Tliollro was discovered at Jin. in. in a confectionery storo in tho O. D. Wells building on Broad street. Be foro a steamer company got thero tlio flames had worked through Into tlio Wells block nnd from thereinto the Scgar block, nthiee-story brick building adjoin In is. Turnliu. tho corner of HIkIi street, tho Stilliuan building, a three-story fiamu stutcture; the Bradford block and the Niautic Bank building, this last a two story brick building, were burned. Many buildings wcro endangered by Hying sparks, but tho flames wcro checked nt tho Mantle Bank building, TIiosj burned out ore tho following; Nlantlo Savings Bunk and the National Bank, Louis Stuckcr. clotbior; Ira II. Crandall, clothier; Orvllio Stooliuan, boots; A, Barber it Co,, drugs; T, NV. Lamphcr, tobacco, S. (1. Babcock, car pets; J, II. Thorp, dry goods; J. A. Wright, shoos, C. II. Stanton, dry goods; G, 11, Babcock, clothier, John Duoley, shoes; H. F, Scgar and J. M. Pendleton, ol'lccs, Tolophono Exchange, Mrs. L. It. Cone, millinery: Louis Cella, variety store; Fred. Barber, barber shop; Patrick Driscoll, barber, in. Cartney, tailor; TCiilithtR of Labor rooms: A. II. Crafts, otllce. J II. Hughes, attorney, and B. F. i Arnold, demist. IJUATIl'lX A OUIihAK. lc . . Mile i:-loslin or Niituiiil (in- Sear .lletntv tile, I'll, Ml M.viM.r, F.i., Feb. 17. At !l o'clock this nioi nlng nn oxploslon of natural gas occurred at the farm-house of Joseph Franklin, a tnilu cast or here, resulting In the complete wrecking of tho house and the serious Injury of Mrs. Franklin and her son. It Is supposed that the gas leaked into the cellar from the main line, which runs hv tho hou-o close to tho cellar wall, ills. Fiauklln went Into tho collar with ti llulitcd lnmn. when tlie cxnloslnn followed, blowing both sides and tho fiont end out of tho house. Sbo was badly burned nnd bruised nnd her re covery is doubtful. Her son, who lay sick in bed, was blown into the yard and recelied severe Injuiies, Tlio furniture was giound to splinters. The Cisco Hank Itobbei-. Font WoiiTit, Ti.x., Feb. 17. It was re ported Into last night that thu Chco Bmk rubbers had been surrounded at Battle Creek, between Putnam and Cottonwood, this county. Ono hundred und fifty men hud tho thicket in which tho lobbers wero hiding under giinrd,though the recent heavy sleet Is melting and creating a heavy fog, In the Hotel Corridors. S. A. Stewart, manager of tho LW JM AVtrj of Pittsburg, Pa., Is nt tho National. Fdvvmd II. OoiV of the New York Oraphh is at Chaiubcrlln's. (eorgo II. Hobeits, president of tho Pennsylvania llallroad Company, i- at thu Arlington. 0, II. Brown or Dayton, O., a well known resident or that city, is at tlio Lb bill. M F. Tarpcy, chairman Stato Demo cratic Committee or California, is at tlie Lbbltt. W. F-Hurrity, postmaster ol Philadel phia, is at tlio F.bbltt. L. C. 1 rcy, u prominent real estate dcalci or Duluth, is nt Welckcr's. C. A. Prince, a lawyer well known In New York, is at Woriuley's Walter C. Newberry, a delegate from Chicago to the National Commlttco, Is nt WHIiiid's. Dr. T. i:. Daily or New York is regis tered at thu St. James, John F. Whoaton, ex-Mayor ol Savan nah, is at Wlllard's. Colonel .1. W. Drew ol Concord, Mass., and I, W. 11. McCroskey, president ol the NciibiirvtN.il.) National Hank, is at the Blum. Judge Atkinson of llrunswick, Oa i at ihe.Mctiopolltan. Fx -Senator NV. J. Sovvellof Now Jersey l at NVIIiard's. A.J. r-hodden of Pittsburg, a heavy Iron operator, Is at NVelckor's. Dr. NV. II. Winston and fumrly or Pittsburg me luglstcicd nt the Lbbltt. ( aptaln H. (. Dulnnoy or Fuii'iulor, Vu is at tho Moiiopolltan. lion. D. T Lnvvson, Wullsvlllo, Ohio, I at tha&t. Janu. Frastus Wimnn or Now York and John A. Hohuok, tho u lie si icon mnnutac turerot New York, are at NVlllaril's. 1 cwlsMillorof Akron, Ohio, piesldont ofthcCiuiutnurnia Assoclatloii, to But the Llibitt. NVllilum A. Potter, a lending architect of New York, is ut Welckcr's. W. U. Hoiisol, chaiiuian or tho l'onn svlvanlo statu Doiuocintic Committee, is .it the Fbbltt. H. K. Hlnchiunn, president ol the Com mercial Fxchunge; W. It. Tucker, cecre- turv of the Harbor Commission. James A. "Fi soman, chulrmanof thu City Coun cils' Committee mi Commerce and Navi gation Frederick W. Taloi Philadel phia i.ieiaiorwompany; i.. ie. ouunnuuu, secretary ofthe Marltiino Kxchunge, Joel Cook ot the Vessel Owners and Captains' Association and the Boaid ot Port NV.-den-, and John Prlco Wothorill Chan man of tho Boaid of Trado Committee ail of Philadelphia, aie nt the Hlg?-, t.oveiuor 1-.. W. Wilson o- v t Vi h ' m is st the National, t aptaln Hnnken ofthe P . N'.i . v a id lo.ouel Hobart ofthe m jt'cMcit' '"".''J at ilie Metropolitan, Outbreaks Reported Ireland. from A iMUKDEKOUS lWCKKT. Attempts to Itloiv Up the Hihis of an Obnoxious .Solicitor. Dinux, Feb. 17. A packet of gunpow der attached ton leaden ball was thrown Into tho houe or Inspector Kelly at Sklb bcirccn to-day. Tho explosion which fol lowed totally demolished tho furniture and partly wrecked the building. Tho niiiates barely escaped suflbontlnii frmu the fumes ol the explosion. rivr, MUX kim,i:i. M n, . iir.iiirvoii, Wllle LoNixiN, Feb. 17. Five men vveroklllo I by the fnll ofn bridge to day over nu.irrv at Carnarv on, Wales. Jlr, O'ltrlcn's Spceoli. I.oON, Feb. 17. The An. Xemnayf "Few speeches over produced such an ef rect on thu House of Commons ns that of Mr. O'Bricn'N !at night. His display of wonderous magnanimity will certainly anneal with irresistible rorco to the F.n --lf-h people ihe Tories nro unable to complain e.f any bitterness In his utter utices, though the occasion abundantly Justified such Indulgence." Allslrlun Students' Ol it It. Vii.nm, Feb. 17 During the deb ile in the L'olchsrath je-tcrday on tho (one: u nicnt's bill placing restrictions upon students' clubs, thognllcriesworecrundeil with 'tudents who became o disorderly that the President threatened to Invc them ejected. Mr. Cliuiiibi'iiiilii's Triumph. Loxik.n, Feb. 17. The 7'i'iiiii suys It Is a tilumph for Mr, Chamberlain's diplomat! -skill that bo has been able to reconcile coulllcting Interests so far In the teeth of n rancorous and unscrupulous opposition. ltisli Illntei-N Sent diced. DunLt.v, Feb. 17. Thirteen person have been sentenced to one month's im- iiruuumciu eacu lor rinious conuucinr u wcedorc at the tlnie of Fntlicr Stephens's nncit last mouth. The Crown Prince Heller. San Hfmo, Feb, 17. Tho Crown Prlnca passed n good night. To-day he is free irom headache or fever Ho arose this morning, but remains in his room. A Lnivvcr'H'WIiiilovvs Smashed. Dmiii-r, Feb. 17. Tlio windows or tlifl residence of Mr. Mackcy, the Crown So licitor at Donegal, wero smashed to-day by sympathizers with the Hov. Father Stephens of Falciigh, recently arrested under tho Coercion act. Mr, Mackey was In court nt the time conducting the prose cution or the prisoners. ItAMPAGU. A Loco "sTtirniieli thu Ultr . l - .iliiriiie(u. .vi.vi.oe-irrTi;, Mich., Feb. 17. A Lojipe, train of thirty cars ou the Diihlth, South Sboro and Atlantic Hailroad, due ut 7.3 (p. in., got beyond the contiol ortho train men ou the steep grade about four miles out and dashed into thu city nt the late ol a mllu a minute. By whistling thai- had warned the yardmen and everything, far ns possible, was out of tlio way. The train passed through thu shops and through the yaids Into tlio heart of tlie city like a whirlwind and in loiindingn little curve m between Third street and tlio (las-cncr depot went to plei es. Thero were sovcral cars of mi-sly square limbers Tor tho new ore dock here on thu train, with, tho box curscoutalnliij copper. Those great sticks Hew in all ii 1 1 nf t IfkiiLi 'I' (- lilll 111 I inn li'uru tin f ttltlV.ll'Lfll--) I 1IU UllllUlltnO Milk 'l it dow u by them. Car trucks Mow huiidish of feet," Box cars turned square ucios the track. Others mounted flat cirs The wreck for l.tXXi feet Is Indescilbable Bj good iortuno some of the sticks were massed under tho truck of one ot Un box ears, lids acted as a sudden dug nftcrtheic.tr part ortho train had gotn to pieces, and tho great mogul ciu-im-slopped Just past thu depot. 11 the train had gonu .'MO Tect further across Front street it would have gone Into tho hike nt tho sharp curio there. HnglneerMulhorii says he know thls.aud noi cr expected to step from his engine alive. He, however, determined to die at his poit. In the terrible run his ilrouuu did not waver. Ono of the brakemen es caped by jumping, nnd tho others were in tho caboose, which they cut loose, thus saving thcmclics. No ono was killed. Onu car nearly entered a boarding-hou-ci on Spiing street. The Proposed llallroail. AVAitnr.NTON. V.i., Feb. 17. Tlicro U x widespread Interest in the proposed Shor. Cut Hailroad that will touch at Warren ton. The commlttco appointed Saturday to confer with the other counties contigu ous to Fauquier havo gono to work and already nro much encouraged at thee j operative feeling evinced. Thomerclnuts are particularly zealous on account or the high Ti eight tarill'or tlio Virginia .Midland which they claim Is uiinecessnrll dn ciimlnatlvo against Piedmont, Virginia nnlnts. It is said tlmt. tlio old direct K.Ute bed of the Manassas liap Hailroad, which was finished to (Jainesiillo, twelve mill--fiom here, before tho war, will be utilized Tho distance by the new louto will In-fortv-ono miles to Wiishlncton, agalii't nftv'-rour over tho Virginia Midland Aeoiiheil of Pei'Jiir. WieiiiTi, Kv-.', Feb. 17.-H. 11 Lmd re)icsc'iUlng tho wholesale dr a l house of Bliimcnthnl Brothers A i New Yoik cty, was arrcntcd liei.i . dnv and ilnced under bonds .,i s ki La'hd swore nut nn attachment agn i-i the sloe 1: of Wilson A: Co., now bc-iiuiia iindor a mortgage to FunvellA. Co. off Ui cago, and he I- now charged with (set ur lug himself in lusahidaiit. Iturelii) Pentto's. Case Jlmvr IIoli.v, N. J., Fob. 17. II is generally thought In legal clnloshei that when the Supiemo Court lead- it oInIon It will set nsldo tho vuul I i guiltvin tlio caso of lliielay I'ual." n' under fontence of death for murder n-; hi cousin. Kallo Anderson. Tlie "pi will be rcndc'icd next week. An Invoiiioi' mill UN nights Pittshi'hg, Pv , Fob. 17. Jacob It v. inventor of the Basin process, has t'.'' legal steps to establish bis claim as iai teeofth proios which tho coiitraihk are using 'n casting tlie notv steel gi.' fc tlie Goveinineut. Dr. 3IeGlyim,- Plniis Ni.w Yobk, Pel) 17 Dr. Mi'lilyunsa.si he has no idea of i mining for Pi-c-ident He thinks the Lnbor party may iiniui mi Congi-essiuan HuniySinlliiot'Mllw.iuU s.. WU.VTIir.lt 1XD10AT1OX3. lriimtion$ far tht ttrtnty-four houri ci-u nuvctog at a . m. Fninw, tV. 17 For i'a DIWrM of C'oluinblJi. fair wtattor ?)! '1)7' 1 1 ' illiiiltui,, ll(llit l frith r I q , n'h, 7 . tit, Obtmatloni talenattan Cmrio iUUtroioi I Ml Burrati, till V tirttt northKUV Ua. nH W, Vi in., 00'; a p. m., 0'i- Fresh i i I. C &?(& ,t, A.. 3mmuiSmiSiS Li,; a'gjs'ifti.