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n;:Ltvi:iii:b nv cijintKu at y ce.nts The Critic Is Sold ly NowRlioys at Two Gonta per Copy. ASHINGTON 20TU TJUAlt No. 0,248. WAStflKCITON, SATURDAY EVENING, AUd-tffcT 18, 1888. P11TOJ3 TWO CENTS. Critic. w . IL J. 'K JLJ ft s GOVERNAIENTAJi GOSSIP. Events of Interest in and About the Departments. CLERIOAli OHANtlES IN THE TREASURY. TSoinl Trii)iuc(loMH-Tii-iliiy-rTlio Tlorltla Foier (lihioi-iil nnd Personal. r-ONi Trans ctI6ns. Offerings: registered K ?.KI,000, 123; reglstgruil 4is, $0U5,000, 1071(3, 10SJ. Tins Frveu in Fj.oiitiiA. Dr. Hamilton was advised to-day of (our now enscs of yel low fovcr at Jacksonville, und no deaths. Tlicro havo boon only thlrtytwo enso and four deaths tn date. Dr. Htlttoli has boon ordered from; tyobllo- to relievo- Dr. Urqtihart at Way cross. OrrrriAti Itnroirr rno.M JAckbonvillk. Tho onfclal bulletin o'f tho progress of the yellow fever at Jacksonville", Fla., ,bas been received here. For tho twentv-fotir lionrs end ing (1 o'clock last evening: New cases, 4; re covered, 0: tinder' treatment, 3; number of casus to date, U3; nuntbor of death to dato, 4. -- . . Tub Swataha's .Cut'tsK. Tho steamer flwutara before finally acttlug Ball for Brazil trill have her engines thoroughly tested by a short trial trip. Chief Engineer Melville and Passed Assistant Engineer Mattlco have gone to Now York to superintend tho tests. If everything works satisfactorily tho ship will proceed on her voyage. TitcAsuur Diumutmcnt Changes. John It. Wellington of Malno has received an ap polntmcnt, a clcikshlp of tho $1,000 class, In Iho ofllco of tho Secretary of tho Treasury, by transfer from War Department. . Louis Dunne of Pennsylvania, having served a satisfactory probationary term of six months, has rccolvod an absoluto appofntniotit toU'JOO class, In tho ofllco ot tho Sixth Auditor. DKI'AKTMKNT TERS0NALS. Charles E. Lauvcr was appointed to-day as postmaster at I.auvcr, Carroll County, Md. Jua. II. Lucas was appolntod assistant engi neer In tho Money-Order. Ofllco building to day. Mies Mtitlsbaugh ot tho Bureau ot Enerav Ing and Urlntlng leaves this evening for At lantic; City for two weeks' stay. Secretary Eudlcott loft for Massachusetts "Insf. evening, und General MactCely will as sume the duties of acting Secretary. Mr. J N. Whitney, chief clerk of.tiie Bureau of Statistics., left last uvenlug for Scarborough, Mc, on his summer leavo-ot absence Mr. J. D. .O'Conpcll, .cbjef. of .dvlsion, will bo tho acting chlot clerk during Mr. Whitney's absence. -. THE AIOW ANU NAVY. Tho V. S. steamer Osslpeo has arrived at Jlawknburg, Capo Brecon. Tho Vandalla will be" ordered to San Fran cisco for repairs when Bho Is relieved at Honolulu by tho Dolphin. A general court-martial mot at Fort Ni agara, New York, to-day. Second Lieutenant E. L. Loverldgo, Eleventh; Infantry, Judge Advocate. A general court-martial will meet at Fort Monroe, Va., on Monday next, August "0, composed of tho followlngdclall:- Major Itoyal 1'. Frank, First Artillery; Captain Samuel M. Mills, Fifth Artillery; Captain John P. Story, tourtn Artillery; captain William i: vosc, Second Artillery; Captain Frank E. Nyo, Com ulssary of Subsistence; Captain ). M. K. Davis, First Artillery; First Lieut enant!HWiry B. Osgood, Third Artillery, and Second Lleil '.onunt Wllloughby Walkc, Second Artillery Judgo-Advocate. Testing mi Ice Trust. Frank K. Ward, propriotor ot tho Aldernoy Dairy, has, by his counsel, Chapln Drown and Mills Dean, begun, suit for $UO,o6o damages gainst Richard and Abraham Rich, trading as Rich fc Co; Edward M. Willis, Charles B. Church, president of the Independent Ico Companv; Tallmadgo A. Lambert, president ot tne Great Falls Ico Company, nudRufus Smith, president ot Smith's Transparent Ico Company, for an alleged conspiracy to lnjuro Mr. Ward In his business by forcing him to deal willi u certnlu company at their advanced price. Tho parties are nil Ice dealers In this city, anil last spring they entered Into a combination to maintain .,tho , prices that thoy dictated to consumers. Mr. warn oojceieu to tho prlco charged hlra by tho Independent Ico Company and applied In turn to each of tho other dealers and thoy rot used to sell at any prlco for cash, ho having bcon a customer of tho Independent Company. Mr. Ward has tried to beat tho combination by getting Ico from Baltimore and other out tifda parties for Iho past wook, but tho combi nation bus proved too strong for him and ho Is temporal lly beaten. Mr, Ward must havo ico or loso tho 2,000 gallons ot milk ho handles dally. Ho made a manly light, but was Anally compelled to sur render. Tho outcomo of tho caso in tho courts will bo watched with general intorcat by tho Washington public, Change at Georgetown Unlvorslty. Rev. Futhor Doonan, 8. J., who has been jtatloncd at tho university slnco 1873, and has served as 1U president for tho past six years, has been succeeded by Rov. Father J. Haven Richards, S. J., who' finished his studies re cently at Woodstock, Md. Tho liew presi dent Is a vory learned man, and will no'doubt becomo ns popular In tlmo as Father Doonan. Father Dponnn will go to New York to tho College of St. Francis Xnvler. AVhat his duties will bo tlicro has notbecu determined yet. Ho will remain at tho' university, how over, until September 1. Rev. Father Collin, tho vice-president, goes to Frederick, Md., for tho third year of pro bation, to proparo himself for tho ilnal vows of tho ordor. Father Gillespie, tho minister of tho unl Terslty, will All tho position of vico-prcsldcnt. Ho is a fnvorlto with tho students and an elo quent and learned man. Father Frlsby, tho teacher of physics, will t;o to Woodstock in tto samo capacity. , Democrats Preparing to ltiitlfy. At last night's meeting of the llnaiico com mit teo of tho Democratic; ratification, which is to bo hold on September 6, William Dickson was elected chairman. James F. Norrls, treas urer, and Lawrence Gardiior, secretary. Mr. 'William Hutchlns submitted estimates for tho engagement of tho Murine Band and for tho purchnso of fireworks and decorations. The entire expense will prpuably bo between $1,200 ana'1,400. Un Left With tho Money. Miss Mary Cunningham of 1215 Sixth street gave her cousin, William J. Melndruoy of '330 C street southwest, $00 to deposit In tho bank for her last Tuesday, and io failed to do so. An Investigation revealed tho fact that young - Mclnornov had left town with tho money. Ho Is about 21 years old nud bis father Is a War Department watchmau. A rieiuunt Wheeling Trip. Messrs. E. A. Dcmaruy, N. Mncdanlel und Benjamin F, Wllklus ot the. Copitnl Bicycle Club Icavo for tho Nlitural Bridge via tho Vir ginia Midland to-night. They will return on their bicycles noxt week, fqllowlng the courso of tho Shenandoah aud l'otomac rivers, except that thoy will ride from Newmarket over tho mountains to Luray Caverns und hack. Itrolntlni; uu Ottlaar, Oniccr J. It. Harrovei' liaifn. dldlcult task In r?etlug Juulor Ellis, u colored mull, at Uth t1d U streets for being drunk und disorderly atout noon to-day. Ho bit part of tbfi officer's oar oft, and the latter had to beat him Into Insensibility. Ellis was sent to tho Frocdmcn's Hospital and tho doctors attended tho oAlccr. - Hurt "Wllllo Coupling Can. Frr.d Winner, u B, and P. brakeman, had his left arm badly mashed while coupling cars this morning und wtis. taken to Providence Hospital, A. T. STRNVAUT'S MIIjMUSS. Itilpnrlinit Icvlsliti In tho Ntilt Urmiplit by llelrt. Nr.w YotiK, Aug. 18. Tho grdat light for tho millions of Alexander T. Stewart linn de veloped an Incidental rovorso to Henry Hilton, tho txmesior of tho lion's nluiru ot lliu estate. The widow Stewart, soon utter her husband's death, transferred tho entlro dry goods hul nets to Illllon for $1,000,1X10, tho ,imo which hall been devised him by Mr. Sluwart, mid,for which million ho thus purchased pioperty valued at $10,000,000 to $10,000,000. Onu of tho lawsuits uuW In slow oourso of litigation, Is mi .lotion brought by Surah N. Stewart, u nleco ot tho Into widow Stewart, mid who, un der tho' will ot that lady, Is entitled toono f oui Hi of the estate Whlcli sho loft. Sarah maintains that 10,000,000 to $lfi,000. 000, secured by Hilton In thoiuunucrdescrlbcu. ought to have been Included In the estate of which sha Is heiress to a nuiirtur. Her allega tion, as set forth In tho strongest English In her complaint, Is that Hilton obtained his enormous Wealth fioin Mrs. Stewart by fraud, ana sue petitioned tuu supremo i;ouri to ro moVo Hilton and Charles Clinch, tho execu tors, on account of mismanagement. Several of the, JioIm wcro nufdo co-dofuiidnuts with Hilton, aiid' somo of them In their answci-A aldfi accused Hilton ot having inltnpnroprlalcd somo of tho estato to his own use. .Mr. Hilton was very angry oVer these charges, and ho has biico devoted most of his lawyers' cffortH to meeting nnd defeating ' this particular on slaught. But Judge O'Bricu, In a special term ot tho Supremo Court, hai now denied Hil ton's motion to stilkoout tho accusing por tions of his co-defendants' answers. This docs not suuau tho nllcgatlon that Hilton has committed fraud, ho'.yuvcr, but is a decision that tho judge boforu whom tho cuso Is Dually tried will bo the proper person to settle. Tho effect ot tbM Is to leave Hilton under the Imputation until next winter, or oveu lunger, aud nu declare that ho Is not f;olng tp stand it. Ho meditates n separate! awanlt for daiuairos atralnst the persons who, ho says, havo maliciously defamed him. Ho makes no denial, according to his counsel, of tho fact Hint .Mrs. Stewart enriched him Im mensely, but he holds that tho was a tteuslblo nnd Independent woman, who did with liar wealth as alio choose. It happened that she preferred to make n gift to liltn ot tho Slow art business) which was then Inventoried by him at. $10,000,000, not $15,000,000, and ho does not bcllovo there Is any legal reason on earth why ho should glvo up any of It. "IMIIIj.,,JUT iiahd. Tho Pittsburg f'luiiRer Thinks that Jluoon Arc "laxed." PiTTsnuno, Pa., Aug. 18. "Pittsburg Phil. lias returned from tho Eastern racing tracks "down In his luck." Rccontly ho has lost $25,000, and bis losses this season hnvo been so great, that ho Is for a time at least, wearied, of tho turf, aud has comoJiomo for consolation. "Phil." has rather a low ostlmato of tho honesty of many racluir events. To show bow barefaced some ot tho Jobs are ho related au incident of tho steeplechase, which Elphln wou lost week, In which WIlIlo Palmer finished second. A well-known bookmaker, who had been lilt bard on the jumpers, stated tho entries, but failed to put up any odds. Turning to tho crowd about his stand ho said: "Tlicro they aro, boys; but yon can't knock my cyo gut on any of tlicin." Then he reversed his slate aud continued: "I havo a man down there In tho paddock who's going to bring mo the llrst aud hecond horse. Ho will bring them, bure." Presently tho man returned nnd whispered something tu tho bookmaker, who remarked: "Hero they aro Elphln and Wllllo Palmer. Thoy will coma this way, unless ouo or both of them fall down." Many of his auditors Imagined ho was Jest ing, but somo of them started to play tho "tip." 1 ho onus on uotu Horses were cur. down at once, and suro enough they llulshed Elphlu llrst, Wllllo Palmer socoud. Thoy say that among betting men it is understood that nearly-ovory race of this kind Is u "job," aud the system is not to play tho horses on merit, iUkpri.Uiq tip if It can oo obtained. IV '!(' TAXES IN AKUGAKS. An Important Point Submitted to tho Attorney for tho District. Tho Collector is making strenuous efforts to prepare the list of arrears of taxes In lime to havo' tho usual tax, sale, and ellorta arc being made to have somo of tho Assessor's elerku detailed to assist in this work. Tho dato ot salo was fixed a few days ao on tho fourth Tuesday of September. Prior to this tho luw was Iniletlnlto on this point. A question ot considerable importance In ro gard to what properly shall bo advertised has been roferrcd to the Attorney for tho District. Collector Davis desires to know whether prop erty that has been bid In by tho District shall bo rcadvcrtlsod and resold every succeeding year that It remains In tho name of tho Dis trict. If It is decided that It is necessary to advertise- It only once, then tho list of property to be advertised will ho cut down more than one-half. The Collector thinks tho Attorney will dccldo against read vertlslng this property, and In this event ho (.ays he will be ready for tho saloprovldcd by law; otherwise It Is doubt ful If he could got tho wholo list of arrears prepared. JOINT TARIFF DEBATE Spcnltor Carlisle Will Meet IUr, Itlutne If Itequcsted to Do So, Speaker Carlisle when asked this afternoon what tlicro was ot truth In the blatcmcnt irolug tho rounds of tho press to tho effect that tho National Democratic Commlttco contem plated challenging Mr. Blalno to a Joint de bate ot tho tariff question with the Speaker of the Houso, said: "I know nothing moro about it than you do and what wo all road In the newspapers. No proposltiiu of that character has been made to mo; but If thu National Committee should consider It was advisablo to con duct such ii debato, and would request mo to tnko tho rostrum with Mr. Blaine I would undoubtedly do bo; providing, of course, tlio dates llxed did not Interfere with my ofll- clal duties." SHARP WUUKNEEUEI. An Olllcor Iteslsted V.'lilJo Milking an Arrest, . "Blooddeld" was tho sccno of another pioco of bloody work on Thuruday night. A disorderly crowd of colored women and men was dispersed by tho police and Sergeant Daly and Privates Hllbus and St. Lcgcr Beer had oil thoy could do to land Helen Duckett lu tho FoutthPrecluct Station-house. She bit lllllnis on tho arm several times nnd almost tore a largo plcco of flesh put with her teeth. To make her desist tho brawny prlvato struck her a blow with his baton that mnv end her days. Sho was sent to Frcedmau's "Hospital, where sho still remains. The blow was prob ably n heavier ouo than, tho ofllcer Intended that it should be. It wns reported last night that the woman was dead, but she was still Hying this morning, with good chances ot eventually recovering. Sho is tho worst col ored woman In this scctlou and has been be fore tho courts scores of time. Jmttleo Lainur Unhnrsod. On Wednesday st, as Justlco Lamar was riding a spirited animal nt Bethlehem, N, H., tho horse reared suddenly and fell over back ward. Mr. Lamar managed to frco himself from the faildle, and by coolness nnd nglllty, escaped with nothing moro serious than a bruised leg. After ho pqd recovered from tho shook and had been assured by a doctor that no bones wore broken ho courageously ic mounted the horse mid finally conquered tho ugly beast. WhUlcy Made, Illm Kxcltuhle. George A, Mayer was charged by Mrs. Mayer in the Police Court this ufteriioon with threatening to cut her nud tho children to pieces with au axe. Mr. Mayer said that ho was subject to chills and had to take largo quantities of whlsKv aad quinine, which made him excitable. His bonds wore taken to keep tho peace. Muri'lugo JJeuiiHex, John A. Smith and Marlon Adlor, J. Rosen berg und Rosa lilfertz, Rockvllle, Md.; Karl R. Wlbor and Christiana Gctner, Win. Blocks and Annie Hill, W. E. Collier and Mary J, Flotcher. AT THE CAPITOL TO-DAY. Consideration of, thd Chinese Investiga tion Bill by the House THE SENATE NOT IN SESSION TO-DAY. A Prediction that CiiiiRrrifi will Ad.lourii l.'urty In Saptninhor. Mr. Taulbee presented In tho Houso to-day tho coiifcrunco repoit on the Senate bill for tho relief of tho First National Bank at Port land, Ore, mention of whlcli was printed In yesterday's CliiTif. A'doptcd. THE ANTI-CUISMf. nir.r,. Mr. McCrcjiry, from the Committee on For eign Affairs, repotted favorably the bill to re strict Chlntso Immigration, and asked Its Immediate- consideration. Ho gavo a brief his tory of the Chinese treaty uild said If the Sen ate had rnUllcd the treaty av sent them by tho 1'resMcht, Instead of amending It, Chlncso I in. migration would now bo stopped. Tho treatv, us amended, i:oilld not' now bo ratified until tho return of the Chlncso Mlulhter from Peru, Ho explained tho pi ovlslons of tho treaty and bill mid gavo an uxhaustivu account of prltlr treaties aud legislation adopted to rostrlct Im migration, He said tliu Prcsldcut nud Secre tary of State deserved crcat credit for negoti ating the new treaty, which would glvo tho people of tho Paclllo Coast tho relict long asked for, and It was tho duty of the House to act at onco on this Important tnattor and glvo to mo people oi uic raciuc woast. tne reuul they wcro clamoring for. Mr. Morrow said ho did not think it neces sary to tslvo it description of tho evils arising f ruin Chlncso Immigration as nearly everybody In the country was familiar 'with .tho subject. Ho followed the lines laid down by Mr. Mc Crcary and gavo a history ot Chlnoio leglslatl on nud tlio different treaties and their effects on Chluesc Iiiimlgrution. He explained how tho Chinese v!6lalcd the laWs. A (rood innnv of them would pass the customs ofllccrs becauso of their remarkable rcscfUblnnco to uncli other and the lnabltyof the customs olllcers to dis tinguish them. Mr. Hooker of Mississippi and Mr. Chip man of Michigan also spoke lu favor of tho bill. . . MILLIONS OF PoTmCAL THACTS. Mr. O'Donncll of Michigan of tho Houso Committee on Accounts has completed the auditing of accounts tor tho distribution of speeches 06Hrored during tho present session of the House, and lift tlhds that the number of copies sent throughout tho country Is a third larger than distributed In any previous Con gress. Exactly 11,000,000 conies of speeches havo up to date been folded at the Folding Jiooui during iuib session, nud tho (iovcrnment has been at an expensoofvl,0p0 foretivelopes to cover them. Tho largest number ot copies of speeches circulated Tp , uuy previous Con gress was tho Hcsslon ejullng In 1870, when 7,000,000 copies were circulated. 'These figures do not Include any of tho work of tho Senate, being tli 030 for tho Houso of Representatives alono. Tlio Members alid Senators pay for the printing of tho speeches, but tho (iovcrn ment bears tho cxpunso of folding nud covering. MR. MATSON'S SILVER PITCHER. Mr. Mutsou had his dchk ornamented this morning by n, very handsome silver combina tion pitcher, tlio gift of tho employes ot tbo Uovcmmont Bindery. It was lu recognition of Mr. MaUon'a efforts to securo them'thlrty days' Icavo of absence. Ho Introduced tho resolution. There was sprue talk among .tlio Members ot the Impropriety of Mr. Matsou accepting such a handsome present, and pos sibly bo may decllno'lt.- WHEN CONGRESS WILL ADJOURN. General Fornoy of Alabama said this niorn Fng that Congress would adjourn at tho end of uluotcen days from Monday, nud that tho Sen ate would not act on the tariff this session. REPRESENTATIVE LYMAN'S COURSE. If Congressman Lyman of Iowa sticks to his determination It will bo Impossible to secure the consideration of any bill until tho absent Members.rctiirn to keep a ((uoruni standing. Mr. Lyman is determined to oppoao every measuro that comes up until the Democrats place themselves on record on tlio pension question. PROSPECTS OF THE VIRGINIANS. All tho members of tho Virginia delegation in tho House feel quite sure of a ronomlna tiou, and the probabilities aro thoy will bo re-elected. Congressman Gaines of tho Petersburg district Is experiencing a llttlo trouble aud may get left". Mr. Wise' returned yesterday from 'Rlcluuoud. Tho outlook for tho Democrats, ho 6ald, was very encourag ing. Ho'hulloves tho Democrats will mnko gains this year in 'sovcral Congressional dis tricts. SUNDRY CIVIL CONFERREES. Messrs. Fornoy, Burncs and Ryau wero ap pointed this morning by tho Speaker ns con fcrrccson tho part of tbo House on tho Sundry Civil bill. CAPITOL NOTES. The Sennto was not in scssiou to-day. Mr. Hemphill, chairman ot tho Houso Dis trict Committee, has returned from his trip homo. Hon. James K, Oampboll of Ohio wenrsa bluo-aud-wblto strlpcdllanncl shirt. Messrs. Webb, McCullogh, Pcunlngton, Sawyer, Elliott, Baker of New York, Rico, Cogswell nnd Mnlsh wcro grautcd leaves of absence this morning. Congressmen Perkins pf Kansas nnd Gear ot Iowa returned this morning from their visit to Mount Holly, .North Carolina, whore thoy addressed a meeting of fnrmers uuinbcrlug 60IUO 11,000 ou tho buhject of protoctlou. Thoy expressed themselves as 'highly pleased wltu their trip. A DASTARDLY ATTEMPT. Some One Tries tn lixploria a llomb nt n Prohibition Mint Electing. Lanuabtvu, Pa., Aug. 18. At u Prohlbl bitiou meeting In n tout nt Mauholm, this county, ou Thursday night, while addresses wore being delivered by Rev. Kellogg of Mich igan nud Luther S, Kauffmann of this city, a gas-pine bomb, five and ono-ha.lt Iriches long and thrcit-qunrtors of ,au luch bore, tightly packed with gunpowder, plunged nt both ends nnd a fitfio attached, was lighted by somo mis creant. Itfnllcd to explode. Tho bomb was not discovered until yester day morning, and it was thought to he a hoax, but upon being filed In two tlio serious tiaturo of the thng was made known. There was nn audience of C00 peoplu present, mostly women und children, nnd tho result ot au explosion would hayo been very disastrous. This Is tho culmination ot u Berlcs ot rotten egg nud other disagreeable receptions tho pio htbltlou speakers lmve mot with sluco thoy started out to stump the county. Who placed tho bomb there Is not known. There is great excitement at Mauhelm, and tho authoiltlcs nra endeavoring to ttnee tlio ruuians. . '. ' l'eriionnl Notes. Miss Minnie Davis, daughter of Jefferson Davis, Is the guest ot Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer at Bar Harbor, Dr. Frauds Wharton, oxnmlnor of claims, Department ot State, Is at Flat Rock, Narra mmsott Pier, and Ills new cottage there, "Ruck Cottage," Is occupied by S. G. Dunham of Hartford. Allan McLaiin of this city occupies his own coUage, "Gllun Lodge." Among tho participants lu tho germau at Ocean City, Md., Tuesday ovciilutf, wero Hairy Covington, K, C. Carrlngton, Miss Hcuulug and Miss Johnson ot this city. Washlimtoulans registered yesterday In Paris at thu Now York ViiuMliuioaus W. 11. Wilson, Miss Wilson, W. P. Vun Mlcklo nnd Georgo E. I.cmou. roiiticul roinU, Of tho three Congressional districts lu St. Louis, Mo., tho Republic snys that tho Eighth nomination will undoubtedly go to Congressman O'Neill wlthoutoppoiltlon. Mr, Claidy has contented to bo bU own successor In tho Tonth, mid ho will ct tho nomination sure. lu tho Ninth, which Is entirely a city ltatvlnt .tint... of tw.t nn ml 111 n f na HI ifrt Kaiii tor Custlemau uud Ii. H. Kouu TUB GrltSKR'S WKERK. Account Jtelated It.v un OlTlver on tlio Ill-fated Itnat. Second Ofllcer Forgciuoh gavo a graphic de scription of the cnllltloti. Hos.ild: "I was asleep lu my bunk when I, heard n shock, and Immediately ucut oil dock. Taking in Iho Mtuiillou at n glance, I ordered all hand') on deck. Then I swung myself off ou thu bow ot thu Thliigvalhi aud Bcramlilud to her deck. Tho doomed craft sunk gracefully, uteru llrst, with her bow lu tho air. Most ovorybody was sound asleep, aud when, (tit begun to fill I could hear groans and heartrending screams coming fiom bcloW. Thorfujvho reached the deck made frantic ofTortti to cut down tho bouts, but thoy wero too dxcltcd to ho suc cessful. Thoy Mindly jifabbcd up different pieces ot wood and jumped 'over tlicsldo of the vessel." Dr. Worn of Copenhagen, a young dentist, who Is on his way to Philadelphia to complcto his studies, was anions; tho Thtngvalla's pas sengers. Ho said: "Oneirjthe most wonder ful escapes was that ot Assistant Engineer Bocithclseu of the Gclscr. His arm was broken two weeks ago, ami he wns lu his berth when tho Thlngvafla crushed Into tho room. His trunk was cut awnV within six Inches of Ids face. Ho managed JO climb aboard tho Thlngvalln nseho drew back. Ho was not, so much us touched bv thq Water. Tho 1 hlng. valla's crew did all they could to rescuo tho unfortunates aud obeyed ordor promptly. Tho Thlugvalla's tipper deck was not Injured, buthor bows wcro broken lu from u point ten feet below tho deck. The rent wus about t)7 feet lit length, aud rah.lflck nbovo and below tho water line to the collision bulkhead. Hail It not been for tha: bulkhead the Thing- vaua wouiu navq gone uown wee a snot." TrunxforrliiK tho i'nsiengers, Oflnntftln Allierk nf flirt Wlnlnml fnailllv rnn. scutcd to receive tho rescued pnssougors aud crew of tho Gclscr. Tho work of transferring was accomplished with duly a slnule accident. A 15-year-old boy, whoso name I dldnotlcaru, had his leg crushed.' Ho' wns onu ot tho Tblngvalla's passengers. A' number ot her complement wero also taken" aboard the Wle land. Tho sea had becomo somewhat rougher by this tlmo, and there Voroinnny ltvoly scenes as tho children nud older passengers wore lowered In slings to tho lio.its. Tho ablo bodied passengers and the craw used tho lad ders. As we reached tho Wiolaud tho last of tho Gelscr's abaudoticd lifeboats lloated out of sight. There was no fault to bo found with the manner in which wo were treated aboard tho WIelaud. Nothing was too good for us. Even the passengers dtvldod their clothing with the uufortuuatcs from tho Gclser." Tho Gelser was ouo of four vessels owuod by tbo Thlngvalla lino, nnd was considered their crack ship, Most ot her passengers wero Western pcoplo, who, wero booked by A.' Mortcuscu it Co.,tuo ecncral agents of tho lino at Chicago. Mr, Mortcuscu Is at present m iiopcnnngcu. jus partner, Air. Jv. A. .John son, Is expected to arrive to-morrow lu tho North German Lloyd steamer Saalo. Tho Gclscr was nu Iron screw steamship ot 1818 tons burthen. Sho was 1)31.4 feet long, 39.11 foct beam, and 23 foot depth of hold. She wns built at tjio yards of Burmolster & Wain, at Copenhagen, lu 1881, Sho had thrco masts and was fitted with compound Inverted en gines with four cylinders ot 30 and 73 Inches diameter, and 43 Inches stroke, Tho Thlngvalla Is soraowhat smaller than tho Gclscr, being 301.5 'feet long aud 37.4 feet beam. Sho Is registered nt 1,030 tous burthen, and was built ntlho samo yards In 1874. THE GREAT OflEAX RACE. Preparations of tlio ISlg Steamers lor tho L'onitiig'Uonte.st. Nuw YoitK, Aug. 181 Interest In tho great ocsan nico to Europe of tho four steamers,. which begins to-day, grows apace Tbo raco wus discussed everywhere down town ycstciilay, and bets pf two to ouo agalust tho iibj- ui 411m iurj wem ireuijr giveu uuu iukcd. The four racers nro the City of NowYoikof tho Iumau Lino, tho Cttnardcr Umbrla, La Bourgogno of tbo French Transatlantic Coih pany nud tho Ems vt 'the North German Lloyds. Tho vessels, lay at their docks' yosteidny fcettlug lumbal aud cargo, and It uotboingtvI&Itlpg.day'J nobduy wus nBpWed on board. Representatives othdVaVfous'llh'cs luvolvcd denied, ns jvas expected, that tholr ships wcro going to "race," but ptlvato con versations with officers on tho lnsldo confirm tho truth of yesterday's Btutemeut, nnd It was learned that lu one or two Instances extra supplies of coal wore .tnkcu uboard to provldo for tho Inci cased steam It is Intended to cairy. An agent was asked yesterday whethorltwas wlso to allow tho steamers to race, uud ho an swered: ' "It Is a much more serious thing for n steamship company to have one of their crack bhlps beaten by a rival Iiau tho gen oral public Imagines. Thnro v(da a great rush for tho Umbrla when she beat tho Etnirla, uud when tho Etrutla agalu beat her the Umbrla passcn- ?er list fell "back to Its former proportions, low much moro Important Is it when tho rival ships represent rival compaulcs and tho fastest ouo takes tho cream of the travel awav from tho others! At this seabou tho rush of transatlantic passengers Is from Europo to America, aud It will not do for a company's crack ship to bo beaten If It can bo helped", especially wlion the eyes of two worlds aro turned upon a test voyage, as thoy uro upon this one. It moans tens of thousands of dollars In tho pocket of Iho winning company, which could not havo n hotter advertisement than to win the race. Aud you can Just bet that tho officers of tlioso ships are not going to allow themselves to bu beaten II thoy canlielp it." WHO IS THE NOMINEE? Hunting Up T. Ii. Curtis' Itecord mill Curoer. Nuw Yoiik, Aug. 18, Who Is J. L. Curtis ? That Is tho question tbo Now York re porters havo been putting to everybody to day. No ono seemed to know beyond tho fact that ho Is tho conduce of tho New York end ot the American party for President. A diligent search procured tho facts that his iiaino Is James Lungdou Curtis and that lm was born In Connecticut. At tho door ot 03 Wllllnm street n badly bat torcd tin sign nnuouuecs that James L. Curtis has uu olllco on the second floor ot tho build ing. In this ofllco a boy who was on duty told tho'reporter, who askod tor Mr. Curtis, that ho hud gono to Washington to bo nominated for President. A. E. S. Man, who occupies an adjoining ofllco. said that Mr. Curtis was born lu Fair Hold County, Conn., aud was about GO years of ago. Ho has always boon a Democrat, and, at One tlmo, lu tho old Know-Nothing days, was nu aspirant for the Democratic nomluatlou for Governor of Now .York. He rnu for Governor ot tho Htuto of Connecticut lu 1884 ou the Butler ticket. Hu'Is'nt present president of tho Fraukllnito Steel and .Inc Company ot Now Jorsoy and Is, also Interested In other steel aud zinc eoiupanles, none of which, how over, are at presout'ougaged la manufacturing goods. ! Sulo otf a Itnllroiul. Cincinnati, Aug! '18. The directors of tho Ctuclnuatl, Richmond and Chicago Railroad havo ratified the sale of 'the road to tho Penn sylvania Compauy, (Tho property will bo transferred at 13 o'clonfc to-night. Foul Vluy uicctcd. TaylouviIiLB, Im, Jlug. 18. Tho body of Wm. Cosgrove was found yesterday by tho abash track two -miles o.ist of here. Foul play Is suspected, , . l'olltlcnl Keonoiuy. Brown (walngfwrotb. on accidentally meet ing Smith) You aro it man of your word, ain't you? ' Smith What's the matter now? "You borrowod-jrlO 'of me the last tlmo I met you und promised 'to send it to mo lu n letter." ' "So I meant to do, but I hoaul that letter postage wns likely U fie reduced to ono cent If Harrison was elected, aud 1 thotmlit I would wait till thou before I sunt It. You wouldn't deprlvu n frioud of u chance to save u cent, would you?" Toxjs Sittings. Tea or coffee status will come out at onco If they nre taken immediately and held oyer a pall whllo boliluir water Is uourod unon thum. or they may bo taken out with a feather duster. Talk about your clgarcttu smoking! Hero's n man over lu Connecticut, who has Just died, thnt smukod over two thousand herring n I day. It was his buslucss. YuuLcr's States lnau. ' frAXBM AT THE SP The Mcmbor from Wayback Seeks Rest and Relaxation. A GUEST AT BERKELEY SPRINGS. Ho Revels III tl0 Luxury or n Dally llnlh Oilier I'lnasiiros. t i- -. . Hr.iiKRMir SrntNo.x, w. Va., Aug. 17. MthTRtt EtiiTolt or the CitiTtu: I halnt had no legislative harness ou fer a week, and 1 feet llko n colt In n paster. I nlutklckln up my heels, though, for tho rumatlz objects to motions that air out of tho rcgurlcr order, uud I'm kuepln on tho ground, but Pit hot a h.irl of tId(ir that when 1 git back I can run a foot raco with Uro. B.inics of Goorgy clo.ut round the Capitol and boat him a neck. 1 come up to this place Intlrcly for mcdlslnal reasons, uud I hnvo governed myself aecordlu, washin lu the wartors every day und drlnklu them without putttn In auy of tho well known Ingrujents so Common among us statesmen to tako nwuv tho cold nud clammy taste of the wnrtcr. Ef there Is vcr cher Hi medlsliio thataint pleasant to tho pal let, then htiato warter of any kind ought to bo a king-cure-all, when Indulged In as n stlddy diet. I reckon tlio warter ulnt bad as warter goes, but lm agin makln n bovcrldge of n llckwld. that "wan orlglnly Intended for mechanical porposcs Bitch as washin aud cookiu, nnd ruuuln mill wheels with. Takln a bath u It every day altit quite so bad, hecaiiso after the b-ith Is over u feller can wipo tuu uoggonu aiuiL on ot mm ami gu '.in of It. Im nil so glttlu ma to the dally bath system ( nt least I think I am, for a brlgglty young feller spoko of mo yesterday as "that dudo Congressman,'' and I dldnt seem to notlco It much. It takes soma statesmen, that was brought up ou goln a mllo through the Molds to the branch, so's they could tilt In tho warter all over, a long time to fall in to modern lugsburlcs, but I liatcr my self that I ketch on about as quick as the noxt otic, und n dally bath fits mo uow llko us ef it was mado fcr me. But I alnt doin it because Its fashionable er becauso I need doln It fcr tho rumatlz, nud a man that has got tho ruma tlz will do most anything honorable to glt shed of it. Im stoppln hero nt Trego Tavern, which Is tho old reliable, situated on the ground that Lord Fairfax glvo to tho State of Vlrglnny, In cludlii the sprpigs. that supplies 3,000 gallons of water cvry uilnuto In the year, and, llko Congressmen talliln, goes on fornycr. There's a big eUeth. treo lu tho yard 33 feet around that that Immortal patriot G. Washington sat out morcn a hundred yers ago, nnd it Is tlirlvlu into ttio nation no sot out anoui mo samo tunc. There nlnt'UO'hntchot marks on tho tree. 1 alnt the only statesman In this field, and I dont foci louesome lu that respeck. My col lect:, Bayno, from Pittsburg, was hero wheu I come, aud Arnold nnd tipooner of Ithodo Island air still ou tbo spot. l rcckln Arnold comes up to glt a change of air, but Spoonur ban gqt the ruinaUie wuss than I have. They had to carry him In lyhcn ho lauded, but tho warter has reached him and ho gits round on his crutches purty lively now, and before long he'll bo ns frisky as an old maid after u uow bo. Thoro's a good many pocnlo at this hotel, nnd whenever tlicro Is n lot of humanity th rowed together there Is somo that alnt so powerful handsome ns thoy might be, but theso folks air mostly from Washington, Balti more and Philadelphia, and being mostly ludlcs, thoy air1 purtlor than n red wagon. And sltch complexions youWvcr did see. Theso warters tako tho bid' skhi right off n woman and glvo her a uow one in about a week that Is tho purticst plcco ot pink and wlilto sill; velvet that you uvcr batted jour eyes on. , Nntor knocks hand palntln 'Into a cocked hat, auyhow, Ira buglnolu to lookktndcr smooth myself, but uothln short of sand paper will put a flllfr finish on uiCotigrcssman after n long session. There Is somo noses In COtigre'ss I'd like to eoJ brought Up hero nnd put to soaK lor n montn cr eo. f tlont mean ubthlu personal by this remark, aud ns n garanto of good faith, Im wlllln to put initio In with tho others. Thcrcs n town around this hotel, and It minds mo n good deal of Wayback. There Is familiar forms ou the streets that I am used to, tonms of bosses and wagons that I have scon before, straw hats linngln thcr brims down over honest farmers' facts, pantnloonsheld up with ouo gallows fastened with n null, boots that never m.t n blacklu' brush, cnllco 6tin bonnets with' pustobonrd slats run in from tho crown, men settin around on dry goods boxes whlttllu and talkln politics, n crowd gothured lu front ot tho court-house, and tobaekor spit on tho pavement, and u. whole lot moro signs that mighty near mnkes mo homesick to sec. Ill glvo two dollars nnd a-half ef Mnndy was here. It mlglitut bo much of n change fer her, but It would suit me to a T, and Id like to see her walkiu up uud down tho long porch of tho tuvcru on my arm, etepplu high to tho music aud fculln that thu wife of a statesman aud reppcrcsentatlvo mnu had a good doal to bo proud of. Tho name of this town I Berkeloy, and it is tho county sent ot Berkeley County, with n court-houso ubuut ns good nstho ouo wovo got nt home. It has got .00 or 800 people nnd n Rcpublicnn majority, with ouly ubout 15 col ored brethren us voters. There Is sl)f churches, In good repair, n $13,000 school-house, which ono old citizen told mo was tho cause ot tho Republican majority, n big tannery, tannin 20,QOO hides a year, btores of nil kins, u postofllco with a postmaster votln the strato Democratic ticket right In. tho face ot civil servlco reform regulations, apd suverl popular resorts, where thu thirsty, that alnt hero fcr mcdlslnal pei poses, can get what thcr bonis lougs fcr, ovory day lu tho wook, except Sunday, at reasonable prlco. A town with all tho modern improve ments like tills ought to havo a boom, and licrkclcyj will glt It In tho courso of a few mouths, whqn thu railroad, Jlnln it'to tlio B. it Q., will bulii'liiu'iiln order. There Is n lot of cottages hero, roostln around on the hllBldes and knolls tu a very plctcrsque'e m'anuor. Mr. Taylor Suit ot Washington 1ms got a stono castle with a tower oh to It up (ho hill that makes the placo sort of moddyovil, and minds mo of my Uro plau travels. Judge Wright, Judgo W. P. Dolo aud Mrs. Dofrcec have cot nice summer houses, and Miss Dodco is blldln herself ouo, so thu National Capital alnt goln to be forgot. My old friend, Colonel Beverly Tucker, lives hero In a good old Vlrglnny way, nnd is lookln ns handsomo as tv plcter, but ho grunts a llttlo uow and then, and when ho alnt talkln about thu now church he has been blldln, he Is tell In his war experiences and beln polite to visitors, which ho can do lu a way to make you feci good to be allvo. Georgo Frauds Train Is lioro fcr tho sum mer, and mo and Georgo has got vorry cou geulal. Georgo Is n pattrlot, but he Is a llttlo erratic, which alnt so unusual In big men wheu you como to think of it. lu spcaklu of the purty girls at this placo I forgot to mention the fact that men is skcerco, aud ef thar Is uuy young fellers thut reads till nnd has a lougin Icr woinuus gentle Kccr, no can glt all ho want lu sizes to suit cf ho will come up hero with the proper crcdcnshuls. Tho girls air nil rich nnd beautiful und scn slblu nud good, nnd I cau reecouicud them, which I capt do fer any equal number of voitner men that I can name list at present. I alnt done n thing slnco 1 havo liecu herb but "loaf and Invito my soul," as my friend Walt Whitman remarks, nnd that Is what I ntu here fcr, ''Along next mouth I liar is lino flshln lu tho Potomac, two miles down tho road, and f reckon ef I could go flshln and take plenty ot tho right kml ot bate along I might be better sutlsllcd with the warter treatment. A statesman and pattrlot that Is used to makln sacrifices, hpwover, fer his country, can bo moderately happy, oven It ho cant go llshlu, This town bus got two newspapers $1 per vour lu advance ono Republican uud oho. llcmourattu, and watormelloii aud peaches nlr took ou auhserlptlon durlu the season. Ono Is called the ,Veiw and tho other Is tho jctc'iip. and settlu ou the Arklmldean lover of thu press thu two editor can clinvo public opinion around purty much a they please, JWtllku editors do everywhere else. Thn pen Is mightier than the sord. But I am writlu too much, uud 1 want to save up for noxt time. Piunplu tho well dry ulnt guiul utility. Hoplu you air all well, I am yoi tiuly, W. tj. W.VM1M. P. S. U, Clovelaud wrote hi lettorof ac ceptance, yet f THE Al'STRALIAN MAIL lilltlo Hope of Continuing It by Way of Situ J'riiiielseo, Sax FitAM'isco, Aug. 18. Mr. Robert CrclL'hton, Iho Now Zealand mull ngeut, said yesterday: "There Is scarcely any hope for continuing tho Australian mall scrvlco via Snn Francisco. Tlio colonic nro now negotiating with tho Caunillnri Pnclllc for running their service lu u couplo ot months, It the United Htntes ilcshes Ut retain colonial trade and con nection tlicro will havo to ho prompt nctlou taken, us the New Zealand Parliament will ad journ within a fortnight. The colonies liavo thought It only fair that thu I'ultcd States iihould pay one-third of tho cost for services which would amount toultoiit iid.GOO, New Zealand and South Wales each paying n similar amount. Asa mutter of tact, there Is more American mall carried by tho steamers than there Is English mall. Tho colonics charter American steamers and tho benefit of trade aro lu favor ot Americans. Under these circumstances wo contend that tho United States should hear onc-thlrd of tlio cost or we will go elsowhcru with our scrvlco, where wo can got hotter terms. Fully three fourths of the trade Is In tho hands of Eastern manufacturers who depend upon this mall servlco for Its continuance. Australian travel through the United States would also cease. A HOLD ATTEMPT. Thrco Chicago Wnmoii "Waylay n StrnQger nud Try to ltnti Illm, Chicago, Aug. 18. At au early hour this morning tho notorious Minnie Daly, Lucy Arado and Stella Wright, said to bo n Bister ot Minnie Daly, attempted to rob a stranger ou Madison street, lu front of the Drnvnort Houso. Two of tho women grabbed him whllo tho third struck him lu thu face with a pair of brass knuckles. Tho man shouted for help, nnd Ofllcer Abern wont to Ills rescue. At tho sight of tho ofllcer u cab-driver throw two of tho women Into his cab and started away at a rapid puce. Minnie Daly mado her escape through nn nlloy. Tho officer followed tho cnb nud caught It at tho corner of Canal nnd Adams streets. The women nnd tho driver were placed under nrrest nnd locked up nt tho iirmory. On tho way to tho station tho two women nulled out a largo roll of money and offered tho officer $100 to allow them to go frco. Tho man who wns nssaultcd was cnrrlcd nwny to n doctor beforo tho oflleer returned, aud his name could not bo learned. THE INDIANS STUHHORN. Another i:(Tort to Induce Tliom to Sign tlio Treaty to bo Mndo. Bismaiick, D. T., Aug.18. To-day is ration day at Standing Rock Agency, and tholast ef fort during tho present visit of thu Commis sioners to get tho Indians to sign cither tho black paper or tho red will ho mado. It Is be lieved by many at tho agenoy that ouly tho women will come nnd receive tho rations. This strategy would nvold another council and another fiat refusal. Others think u majority will coma In uud possibly blgn. It Is reported that Jouu Gross has gone to the Chuycuue agency on n secret mission, but John will be disappointed In meeting tho Commissioners there next week as'wcll as tho Indians. Tbo Commission will Icavo Statidlni: Rock about tho inlddlo of tho week and go to Crow Crcok agency, where a mora friendly spirit prevails. Somo ot the Staudlng Rock Indians think that may bo tho red paper that means no would occomo utacit uy in tho tlmo it got to Washington. Genornl Ilonlanger' Stormy Trip. Pauib, Aug. 18. Geticrul Boulungcr arrived at Doullens from Amiens on Wednesday oven lug. Ho was greeted with cheers by his sup porter nnd with hUscs by his opponouts. Riots occurred between tho two fnctlons, und 1 troops wero compciieu io occupy various places In tho town to prcscvo order. A num ber of arrest were made Later in tbo day ho reached Abbovlllo, nnd went to tho cometery of tho plnco for tho purpose of pUttliij' n pvrenth-ujjou tho tomb- of' Admiral Courliet. no was accompanied vy u laru puny, uuu iuo police nt the cutranco to thu cemetery would not allow them to go In with General lloulati ger, und he was compelled tp enter alone. Upon leaving the ccmotciy General Boulangcr addressed tho crowd which had gathered. A row followed, nnd gendarmes dlspeised tho rioters. A largo number of arrests wns made. Tho "Murine." WIiih n Fight. Nkw Yohk, Aug. 18. Near Youkors at an early hour this morning La Blanche, "Iho Marino," fought Jack Varlcy, tho English middle-weight, with hard gloves, for u stako of $350 a side. Time was called nt 5:31' n. m. In tho first round La Blanche got In two left handers without any return, closing Varloy's right eye nud drawing llrst blood. In thu third round Lu Blunche had it' all hi own way, btrlklng Varloy hard nnd chasing him all over tho twenty-four-foot ring. "Tim Marine" was awarded tho light. Tlmo of light 0 minutes and 4 beconds. Killed In n Well. STr.L'iu:NVii,i.i:, Ohio, Aug. 18. Georgo Owens' 6on was digging . well yesterday, hi father hoisting out the dirt with n bucket and windlass. Tho ropo 1 n.ko and tho bucket fell upon tho son' head. '1 h i futhcr wns lowered Into thu well nnd had his son milled out. As the father was being hoisted out tho ropo broke again, and lm was Instantly killed iiy the fall. When the two bodies wero taken homo Mrs. Owen wus so prostrated that sho died also. An Oil Town in I'orll. MoNTriiMnit, Im., Aug. 18. Sajamonlo No. 3, a powerful cas and oil well gilsier, has broken looso two mile cast of this city, and the farmers within u halt mllo radius of the well are paulc-strlckeii. No fires havo been lighted at their house since the well broke loose, and it 1 unsafe to strike n match within half a mllo ot tho well. Tho fields aud out standing crops nro saturated wth oil over tho entire section. A Mysterious Suiciilu. Chicago, Im.., Aug. 18.A well-dressed man, about 35 yearn old, shot himself lu tlio head while on the pleasure boat Mltiulo 11,, near tho foot of Van Huron streot, yesterday nftcruoon. Do fell In tho lake and thu body wan not recovered. Tho man's Identity Is u mystery. A Conspiracy Discovered, Mauhui, Aug. 18. A conspiracy among tho soldiers stationed here has boon discovered, and a cavalry ofllcer uud sovcral sergeants and privates have been arrested for participation In it. A strict watch for n similar disclosure is maintained at Saragossa aud Lcrldn. Stubbed nt n Dance, Ottawa, Im. Aug. IS. At Pralrlo Centre, during tho progress of n Norwegian dunce, a frco light occurred. Eight men wcro stubbed, lour latauy. Lord Salisbury' Trip. Lonhon, Aug. 18. Lord Salisbury left to day for Franco, where ho will spend a p'art of the Parliamentary recess. AT T1IK HOTELS. C.U'TAIN A. 8. GllEKN, V. 8. N.,ls at the Kb- tlltt. CUiTAtN Geo. H. Tonur.v, U. 8.A., Isnt tho Ehtmt. .li'WiK John Couiitnkv, .in., of Now York Is nt thu National. S, J. Van Stavohkn of Philadelphia, n luwyer and olaliii aKOiit, Is at tlio Nntio mil. SMUBi.SciiUT4of Kl Paso, Tex ns, a leading Cltlen ot that elty, Is ut tho ltlg4. .lis. T. IIkiuiv of Newport. Ky nnd V. S, Mo Choii of oil City. Pa., nro at Wlllard's. llox. K. Kiiiu Haiit. nu ox-member of Con gress from Albion, N, Y Is ut tho Uiiw. ltoiiKurW Kb Lie of New York nnd .). D. Jordan of Tennessee nre at the Arlington, Jot: lIon'Min. thu well-known JoumalUt, nc compauled by his dair.'htor, is ut Cfiiimboilm's. I'll ink Mk-.ki.ii und Uiiui! t), Taylor, two well known husluesi men of St. Louts, uro ut tho lib Vltt. Oaitain II. M. Mauoiiant of Texas, a rpei'lnl nceutoi ill.- Department of Juplleu, Is ut thu Nutlonul rtfci'uorMATiw: John Nifioij of NoithCuo lluu has returned to tt.o Hnbltt fiomu vldtto his fumm U. V U "MAN OI .M1VIOIK, .1. a w.u.uion of Philadelphia .and P. Arm 1 Ala., uruut thu Metropolitan. 'matron-' ot fcumia, HARDLY TO BE BELIEVED. The Condition of the Quarters of the Postoffice Equipment Division. A DEPLORABLE" STATE OP APFAIR3. Seventy Woman Wearing Away Their Lives fur tlio Oovornuicnt. ' . A fit rival of the Black Holo of Calcutta I ' Nolsomo, close, recking with foul odors, choking with dust, dark and damp. Such nro tho quarters occupied by tho weary ' tollers who sow mall sacks for tho United Slates Posiofllcc Department. Tho careless passer-by at the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Sovcnth street, has no Idon that within ouo hundred foet of hi in nro seventy fellow-beings who toll for their dally brend, confined In a habitation fit only for Its most numerous Inhabitants rats and ugly spiders. 1 he plaeo In question Is tho third and fourth sloilos of the. old death-trap, the SeatOti build ing, now occuplod by tho City Postofllco. Here Is located a branch of what Is known ns tho Equipment Division ot tho Postofllco Department. i no Kquipmcut uivision rcccivos nu mo om, woruout, torn and damaged mall sacks and leather pouches used III the m nil scrvlco that aro sent there from nil over tho country to bo sewed up nud repaired. Tho Postofllcu Department, as a matter ot economy, has located tho Equipment Division In tho tippor stories ot the Seatou building,' in n placo where the most heartless corporation would blush to conlluo Its employes. A pcn-plcturo cannot fitly describe tho hor rors ot the surrounding of the employe ot the Government confined hero. The third floor of tho building is reached through a door opening from the hall of tho second floor into a dark nnd narrow stnlrwuy. As the door Is opened a rush of foul und fetid air greets the ddvciiturmi comer. Pausing n moment to accustom tho ores to the gloom, hardly dispelled by a single dim light, tho nsccnt Is made ot the winding, tot tcrlns; stairway. Upon reachluir the third floor a narrow hall Is entered, piled high ulth stacks ot dingy, dirty mall sacks, grown foul with tho accumulation of tho dust nnd dirt of many trip. Upon tho left-hand sldo ot tho hall is n dilapidated room, occupied by twelvn ladles. They are seated on low stools aud before each Is a stack ot mall sacks, which thoy aro to repair, a Mall sacks lu crowded confusion litter tho floor. As tho lady stoops over to reach for another sack nnd thereby moves n Dllo of them, a cloud of choking dust Is raised. Tho observer, with eyes nnd throat full ot dust, lasses on. Other rooms nro hut repeti tions ot this. There nre li'J Indies, altogether, lu the annex tho situation is worse Tills room Is directly under tho tin roof. Heron larger number of ladles nro working. On a hot day the heat is almost unbearable, and tbo dust und dirt Increases tho discom fort. Silent nnd patiently thoy sit nnd sew, stooping over until their backs nro almost numb with pain, handling tho coarso sacks with fingers calloused by tliownik. Tlicro Is no Inugtilng or talking, uo merriment. Some times there nro suspicious llttlo dump drops upon tho sack they nre sewing. They work from 8 to 4, get $45 per mouth und nto not entitled to leaves of nbsencc. It they cscnpo being overcome by tho heitt they aro constantly tempting death by Inhallug tho poison of tho foul atmosphere Everywhere nre grcnt masses of sacks piled high upon tho floors, nud swarms of big rats scamper arouud tho floor. tm, i8Iu.t.workcd with electric fight wires, In ca8'0 of a )Iro U)0 clnccg of escape foi The old rattle trnp of a building, dry as a escape for theso seventy human bclnss, through the only exit, a narrow staircase, is" one in a thousand. Theso employes nro not under tho Jurisdic tion ot tho City Postofllco, but are placed hero by the. General Postofllco Department, that; has tho cholco of putting them nuy where. . Slaughtering Catllo by Wholesale. Kansas Citv, Mo., Aug. 18. Tho American Jleat Company, probably tho most oxtcuslyo cattle-raising, cnttlc-slauphtcrlng aud land owning organization lu tho world, will soon begin shipping "'Its cattle to this city for slaughter. Tho company has over 4,000,000 ucrcs of laud In Mexico nnd Now Moxlco, upon which It now has 435,000 head ot cattle. All of tho beet will bo slaughtered lu Kansas City. J. II. Flagler Is president of the con cern. Iluclng ut Saratoga. Saiiatooa, N. Y., Aug. 18. This is tbo Twelfth regular day of tho racing season hero. Thu truck Is lu talr condition and a largo at tendance Is expoctcd. First raco, Tenucsseo Stakes, two-year-olds, six furlong Gypsov Queen won, Diablo second uud Lioness third; time, 1:10J. Second raco, a handicap, one mile uud a-half Montrose won, Bohemian second nud Pcc Wccp third; time, 3:30. Itnitten nt Hi Own Oiuiie. Tr.wti! Haute, Ind., Aug. 18. At Ccntcr vlllc, Indiana, on Tuesday night, Webb Stew art, a town ruffian, laid In wait for Dr. C. C. (livens at a saloon ubout sundown. Tho doc tor heard of It aud camo down tho street armed with n shotgun. When Stewart ut tucked him with n butchor-kulfo the doctor fired and killed the desperado on the spot. Tim I'relcht on Dressed Deer, Pitii,Aii!i.i'i!iA, Aug. 18. Tho Pennsylvania Road's "Western lines have Issued a notice m uouueing an advance in dressed beef mid Rvoj, Btock rates to the East on August SO. The dressed beet rato will lm 35 cents to Now York aud 3;i cents to Philadelphia, and the live stock into will bo 10 cents to New York and 'J cents to Philadelphia. Thieves lUiiku it Haul. Chicago, Im, Aug. 18. Wednesday night thieves entered the rcsldunco of Georgo W. Wiggins, at 335 Michigan Boulevard, and. cur ried off pioperty consisting ot diamonds, Jewelry and plato valued at $11,000. There la uo clue. Mr. Piiriioll Will Stick. London, Aug. 18. .Mr. Parucll denies tho repoit clieitlatud lu Dublin that It Is his in tention' to vae'nto his seat in Parliament until tho Commission or tho Scotch Court com- . pletes Its Inquiry. " Detained In Quarantine PitiLAUKM'iiiA, Aug. 18. The steamship Earnewull from Santiago do Cuba Is detained at tho quarantine station. Yellow fever on board. Tho Knlsor'K Visit to Itotnn. BnitMN, Aug. 18. Emperor William will Visit King Humbert at Rome on October 15, and will remain until tho ISth ot October. FINANCIAL ANIMWMMKRCIAL. The Stock and Money Market, New Yohk, Aug. 18. Wall street closing Mouoy lofued at 1J tho Ion est, highest, 3. Exchange quiet; posted rates, 4S54S7i; actual rates, 4Sl!fc$4S4i for GO days and 487(i;4S71 for demand. Governments closed firm; currency Cs, 130 bid; 4s, coupon, 137J bid: 4Js, do., 1073 bid. Pacific Railroad bonds closod as follow : Union Ists, ll!lU7; do. land grants, 103(5) 100; do. sinking funds, 1UKUU33; Centrals 113 ()1 10. Tho stock market opened firm ou buying by Loudon, aud price advanced i to J per cent,, but after tbo buying for this nccouut closod tho ticar party renewed tholr attack, with W. V. tho feature, nud tho advance wus lost, and declines extending to 1 per cent, took placo. Thoy closed fovcrlsh nnd Irregular. Thu sales for thu day aggregated 00,514 bhnres. HIM) p. in. prices W. I'., 80S: Adams, 147; N. y. V., lOOJ; N. J. 0., 87; Mich. Ceut., 118; Mo. Pac, SI); Tex. P.ic, 351; D. &H.,U7i; 1)., L. A W.. 137J; Erie, 302; do. pfd., 00; K. & T., 131; L. S 04 j; L., E. A W., 10; L. N., 58j; N. W,. HI; do. pfd.: 143; Rdg., oo); R. I., 107; c. u. & (,., noi; r. M,, ;i5j. Local Weather Indication. Rain clearing Saturday night; slightly cooler; variable winds. f.