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The Evening Critic
17TH YEAR NO. 5,176.
WASHINGTON, D. O., THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1885.
Bettuoea to 50 Cents,
Formerly sold for 7Qo., $1 and $1.25
Mi Mareotsan - & Go.'s
2 Deem Bargains
At Baum's you can purchase a
Gent's Unlaunderod Ro-Enforcod
Shirt, Linen Bosom, Band and
Wristband, made of oxceilent cot
ton and completely finished, for
At Baum's you can also pur
chase a Gent's Night Shirt, mado,
of excellent cotton, oxtra long,
With pockets and cuffs and com
pletely finished, for 35 cents.
Theso Bargains can only bo had
4iq SEVENTH ST.
Ladies' Tailor and tyabitmaker,
730 SEVENTEENTH ST. H. W.,
la enw proparod to mako tho Spring Btylosot
Ladles' Costumes, Coats, Wraps, oto.;also,ot
ladles' own materials, very reasonable Mr.
Wblto has rondo arrangements with first-claw
rashton nouses ot Torls, Derltn and London,
ot which lie will matto papor patterns, or aujr
pattern desired, at popular prices. Alto, cut
ting and lilting reasonable.
Mr. White also toachos bis system of cutting,
1U1IBR and doelgnlng, which system 13 known
to bo tho best tor tallor-mado costumes, etc.
J. E. YOUNG.
TT.nml nre nml Fanev floods. Cloaks. Blankets
and Woolen Dregs Goods below cost to closo
out. ynrd-WIda l'orcnle, OViO.t 4-4 rrult ot tho
Loom Cotton, 7ViC. Cloaks and Woolens below
Seventh-Street Mourning Store.
ID. 3c. ID A.-VIS,
Black Dress Goods, Embrjiidorios,
Laces and Trimmings.
710 MARKET SPACE, WASHINGTON, P. 0.
1ADIES' & GENTLEMEN'S UNDERWEAR
In all a rifles at Greatly Reduced Hates.
WILLIAM R. RILEY,
Itllrj- IliilMlwt, Cor. Otli mid R Mia. n. v.
For Bargains in Dry Good3
TRUNNEL & CLARK,
811 MARKET Bl'AOK.
HOSIERY a Specialty
NINTH AND P STREETS.
Can be bought
cheaper at thul'.lnt
II. Mcdlll.il aaler In
HnllillnK Supplies, Noi. 003, IMO, 012 and UH (I
street. thrceiloorsweetefllie Patent Unlce, nil-
mediately adjoining National Rifles' Armory,
tliauatnny other establishment Intheclty. It
ymi wish to buy even me smallest quantity ot
white lead, oils, varnish colors, dryer In oil. etc ,
send your address ou ft postal rant ami a punted
price-list ol every article sold In this department
wlllbosent to you by return mall, reachlnjrvou
lit a lew hours' tlmo by letter-carrier. This price,
list rIvis the pi Ice of naif plat, pint, quart, hall
gallon., gallon, and flro gallons of each kind ot
oil, turpentine, dryer, varnish and other liquids
Hold by measure; also, price per quarter-pound,
halfpound, pound, live, ten, tweuty.llve and
110 pounds ol esrh artlde sold by weight, also, list
unit prices of miscellaneous articles. Tho prices
are graded accoidlng to the quantity bought,
f-arno buyers set very lowest prices; small buy
erspay a slightly higher rate. My prices are
llxed. All buj ers buying the same quantity pay
tho samo price. The Inexperienced btoergets
the same pi loans the oldest painter If he buys the
After examining my price-list send your orders
hy messenger, telephone or lv mall.and they will
be tilled promptly and the bill, as per price list,
collected on delivery, cioods delivered to all
purls of the city.
The otbei departments of ray Business have
grown to satlslactory proportions 1 now give my
pedal attention to the l'alnt Department, and
expect, by having a full supply or llrst class
goods, selling them at low pices and making
iirmupt deliveries, to secure a liberal share ol
iho public patronage. ,,, , ., .
JAMRS IT, MraiLL.
Dealer In llnlldlnr HunplUs,
M3,HQ, (UKutaiiu street,
FS.TJDATZ;, MABOH IS,
, AT THE
BOSTON DRY GOODS HOUSE.
Wo deslro tho reputation ot having tho newest goods, best stylos and tbo cleanest stock nt
tbo lowest poeelblo prlccB. This Is why ws to strictly ndhero to the rulo of closing out In Bos
ton nt n price each atnson's goods. No patched.tip stock. When a Itno becomes broon, or
most ot tbe sizes fold, wo offer the remains on Itomnnnt Day nt "Itemnant" prices. Attor wo
bnvo mado a predion tho body or tho goods ou customers approclnto buying tho ends, he, at
greatly reduced or "Itemnant" prices, whtlo they aro trosh, clean and seasonable. On "Item,
rout" Day wo shall offer unusual attractions In cacti and ovory ono ot our twonty depart
"Short Lengths" and "Odd Piocos"
rrlday, Regular Weekly Romnant Day, wo
(ball orrer unusual attractions In this depart
ment. 211 yards Navy Dluo Caehmero Embroidery,
embroidered In bluo silk, 2 and 4 inenos
wldei last season's Jitter, $1.87.
"REMNANT" l'RICE 2B0
3 broken pieces of Cream Irish rolnt Em
broidery) regular price, U7ViC.
"REMNANT" l'RIOE 250
3 broken pieces of Combination Trimming,
from a to 5 Inches wide; regular price, '10c,
"REMNANT" l'RIOE 230
Wo have cullml from tho stock as a special
attraction about 175 short lengths ot nam.
burg Embroidery, ranging from 'li tn 4j
yards, which wo orrer at specially low "Rem
ISSTJeccnd floor back; tako the Elevator.
"Odd Pairs" in Laco Curtains.
I ralr White Nottingham Laco Curtains, 0 V
yards long, CO Inches wldei regular price, (.',,
"REMNANT" PRICE 3.00
1 pair While Nottingham Laco Curtains, 3Hi
yarns long, (10 inches wldot regular price,
"REMNANT" PRIOE $3.75
1 pair Wblto Nottingham Laco Curtains, 3V,
yards long, GO Inches wldef regular price, $5.
"REMNANT" TRICE ., $1
1 pair rino Cray Antique Laco Curtains, 3M
yards long, 00 Inches wldei regular price, $12.
"REMNANT" PRICE $0
"Remnants" in Curtain Laces.
OVb yards White Nottingham Curtain Laco;
regular price, per yard, Ulc.
"REMNANT" PRIOE, per yard Q3c
30 yards Wblto Nottingham Curtain Lacoi
regular price, per yard, 45c.
"REMNANT" TRICE, ror yard 07tyo
10 yards Ecru Nottingham Curtain Laco;
regular prlco, per yard, GOc.
"REMNANT" l'RIOE, per yard lOo
.T.i yards Cream Madras Ouitiln Lace; reg
ular price, per yard, $1.
"REMNANT" PRIOE, per yard 17c
tS Third floor) take tho Elevator.
" Odd Sizos" in Corsets.
We have 7 pairs ot Ladles' Trench Imported
Consols to cloea out on l'rlday. Remnant Day)
3 poire Black, site 18s 2 pairs Pink, else 28)
2 pairs Pink, slze20i regular prlco, S51.50.
"REMNANT" TRICE $1.00
8r-For other "Remnant" Day Attractions see Star, f oat and Rcpubllean.-a
Woodward & Lothrop Boston Diy Goods House
ONE PBIOE ONLY.
921 Penn. Ave. 912 D Street
THE HZBN COURT-MftnmL.
Tho Accuscd'a Admissions.
Tho Ilazon Court-Martial room at tho
Elbltt IIouso was again filled with specta
tors this morning, many ladles who woro
prcscnt'baving to stand.
After tho reading of tho report of yester
day's proceedings. General Hazen, through
Ms counsel, Mr. Maclcoy, mado a statomout
of admissions ho was willing to mako.
Uo admitted tho writing of tho annual
report, hearing dato of October 15, lSdl, In
which tho ofllclnl action of tho Secretary of
War Is criticized and Impugned,
Uo likcviiso admitted writing tho com.
ruunlcatlon to tho Secretary of War, men
tioned in tho second specification, and that
he stated to A reporter that tho dlsastor to
tlic Qreely party would not havo ocenrrod
had his recommendation been adopted.
Tbe Judgc-Advocato then Introduced In
evidence tho annual toport of tho Chief
Signal Ofllcor, bearing dato of October 15,
1ES1, and read tho letter from tho Chlof
Signal Oillccr to tho Secretary of War, dated
in 1'cbniary, 1883.
lUidolph Kauffmau, a reporter for tho
i'vcniiy Star, was called to tho witness
stnml. Ho testified that General Ilazeu
told him in tho lobby of tho Kbbltt House
that ho (Ilazon) had written a lettor to tho
Secretary of War throwing tho blame of tbo
Iocs of tho flrecly party upon tho shoaldors
of tho Secretary. Tho witness said ho did
not mako any notes of tho iutorvlow on
tho spot, but wroto it out tho next day.
Tho intcrvlow, ho said, represented tho
tenor of Gonoral ITazcn's remarks, but
might not Iiavo bceu his oxact languago.
"Will you swear," Eald' Jttdgo Mackey,
"that tbo intctvlow you wroto cmbodlod
tho exact language used by Genoral
"It as tbo tenor of his languago,"
answotcd tbo witness.
"Mar you not, or do you not, sometimes
magnify an Item of news beyond tho lan
guage used by tho person you Intorvlow?"
"Not intentionally," said tho witness.
Tbo witness said that ho pttbllabod tho in
terview on his own lcspousiblllty. Gon
crnl Ilazon did not request Its publication.
Withers first saw a refcronco tu Goncral
Ilazcn's letter to tho Secretary of War la
tho Chicago Tiibune,
A rcccis for twenty mtnutos was taken
and upon reassembling tho Judgc-Advocato
read a letter from Mr. James I.. Anderson
tbo stenographer to tbo court, roslnlng
his position on account of tho refusal of tbo
Adjutaut-Gcnernl of tho Army to allow
him pay per foljo for bis work. Uo was
paid at tho rato of $10 a day, Tho court
adjourned until to-morrow when it Is
hoped cotuo arrangement can bo mado by
which tlio work of tlib court can go on
A Vcritlct or Nulcltle.
A coroner's inquest was held to-day over
tho body of Captain Johu Mutli, recently
found In his boat ehot. Tho verdict was
Hint tho said John Muth came to his deith
fioni n pistol shot wound In tho head, In
flicted by himself with suicidal lntont.
'Ilio Hew Treasury Olllclnlii.
Mr, 1'altchlld, tho nowly-appolntod As
sistant Secretary of tbo Tioasury, spent
several houra to ilnv closotod with his
ptcdecessor, Judge French, Mr. Hlgglns,
tho now appointment -clork, was engaged
In tho peiformanco of his new duties.
Arllug; Neorctnry Coon.
Iho Trcsldcnt has Issued an order doslg
rating Assistant Secretary Coon to act iii
Sccictary of tho Treasury in tho absouca
of Sccictary Maiming,
Another Wulto Mouse llecoiillou.
After tho Cabinet meeting this aftornoou
tho Wblto Honso waa thrown open to tho
public and tho President bold a popular
reception In tho Kt Room.
Tho Hlicclnl Snlo or KceiVs Nhlrtu
at special roducod prlcos will bo continued
tho balancoof this week at Koop's, 1-J7 Sev
enth street northwest.
"Odd Sizos" in Horino Underwear
4 Children's American Hosiery Oo.'s Merino
Vests, full regular made, slzolOlncti; regu
lar price, 0."c.
"IIEMNANT" miOE Q7MiO
.1 Doys' Merino Vcste, slzo 02 Incut regular
"REMNANT" PRICE 37K0
0 Ladles' Ileavy Merino Vests, lino quality,
slzo HI luclii regular ptlce, BOo.
''REMNANT" 1'RIOE GOl
"Odds" in Walking Skirts.
This ontlro stock Is now virtually a "Rem
nant." Wo do not proposo to carry them over
to next eenson, so haro placod tbe following
remnant prlco on thorn to close, rrlday,
March 13 1 ' '
2 Mlssos'Flno Molton Cloth Walking Bklrts,
two rows ot pinked flannel on the bottom;
regular price, 75c.
"IIEMNANT" PRICE 500
2 Ladles' fine Twilled risnnel Walking
Skirts, two plaltod mmes, with band ot em-
broldory botnoon; regular price, $3.
"REMNANT" TRICE, i $2,00
1 Ladles' Mick Volret Skirt, with satin
Plaltod ruffle; regular prlco, $1,
"REMNANT" TRICE $1.00
3 Ladles' Cardinal Batlu Bklrts, 15-Inch
quilting on tho skirt: regular prlco, $5.
"REMNANT" TRIOE ..$3.00
1 Ladles' Black Bstln Bktrt, box-plaited" ruf
fle, edged, with Cardinal satin; rogular price,
"REMNANT" TRICE 4.00
Our only roasoa for placing euchprlcoson
theeo goods Is that wo want to closo thorn out
whtie seasonable, and tho adrortlsomont Is
wot tn something.
C3fSecond floor; tako the Elovator.
"Remnants" in Lace Department.
0 Ladlos' Ltnon Collars, slightly soiled,
sires 12Vj to 11 Inches; rogular prlco, 12"jC.
"REMNANT" PRIOE 80
0 Short Longths ot Paraslna and Sewing Silk
Veiling, lengths from l to 2 yards, at "Ham
3 Black Beaded Dress rronts; regular price,
"REMNANT" TRICE 50J
G yards ot Brown Spanish Qulpuro Lace, 3Vj
inches wide; regular prlco per yard, 00:.
'remnant-prioe, per yard 23e
7Vi yards rink Spanish Qulpuro Lace, 3Vj
Inches wide; regular price, per yard, 60c.
"REMNANT" TRIOE, per yard 233
8 Short Lengths ot Oriental Net, from Vj to
6 Short Lonctns ot Oriental riounclng, from
IVi to 2Vj yards, at "Remnant" Trices.
THE CAPITOL'S DULL MONOTONY.
Itnah or the l!lcc-SecIrers.
Tbo galleries of tho Sonato woro not half
full of visitors much of tho tlmo to-day, and
but llttlo Interest was shown in tho pro
ceedings. In front of tho south cutranca
to tbo Senate, howovcr, a good-sUed crowd
was assembled from noon until about 2
o'clock. Tho congregation awaltod nomina
tions from tho Frcstdont. Erorything
turns upon tho appointment pivot at tho
Tho committee-rooms of tho D'omocratlc
Senators nro crowded continually with
ofllcc-scekers. It is said at ono tlmo yes
terday Tjotwcon soventy-fivo and ono hun
dred men wcro about tho room of Senator
Voorhccs, but tbo patient and accommodit
ing Uooslcr statesman displayed his usual
fortitudo and courtesy, and not ono was
thcro who was not rocolvcd cordially. Sen
ator Cockrcll of Missouri was alui03t as
Ho is plucked by tho slcovo at every
step, but he, too, shows fortitude equal to
the job, and tho boys aro woll attoudod to.
Thosowho sit In tho gallorlos wearau
anxious look and seem not to enjoy tho
scenes beforo them. Evldoutly tbo fancios
of foreign missions, postoOlccs and clerk
ships flit beforo thoir minds liko ono con
Very few Mombors wcro at tho Capitol
Tlio Ncuttto Committee.
Tho Republican Senators held anotbor
caucus yesterday afternoon, and finally
determined upon a reorganisation of tho
majority committees. Senator Couger suc
ceeds to tho chairmanship of tho Commit
tee on PostolUccs and Postroads undo
vacant by tbo retirement of Sonator Hill.
Senator Plko takes tho chair of tbe Committee-
ou Claims held by Senator Camoiou
o,f Wisconsin. Senator Sorvoll takos Sena
tor Logan's place at tho head ot tlio Cum
mlttco on MlUtaiy Affairs. SonatorT.varts
Is inado a incmbor of tbo Committee on tho
Judiciary and of that upon foreign Rela
tions. Senator Teller Is inado chairman of
tbo Committco on Mines and Mining and a
member of tbo Committco on Public Lands.
Tho Judiciary Committco is Incruasod by
one, and the Commorco und Public Uutld
ings committees by two members oicu.
Thcio was considerable discussion ovor tho
Eastern cleruont on tho l'inanco Com
mittee by tho declaration of Senator
Sherman, that tho New Euglanders woro
not In sympathy with tho West, and that
unlcsslt wan changed ho desired to In re
llevcd from membership. As Senator Sher
man was not prosont lit tho caucus, noth
ing could be dono with tho matter and his
name, was left as It stood upon tho commit
tco. nlltllCt CJOMTIllllClU XlltCM.
Then T. Pillsbury of Malno is hero try
ing for tho position of Pension Agent for
Thomas W. Smith, tho Iuntbor doalor,
has requested permission to lay a siding
from tho H. & 0 Railroad tracks into his
lumber-yard. Tho matter has beou to
fcrrcd to tho Euglnoer Commissioner.
Tho fi lends of Mr, E. G. Davis aro talk
ing of him for Commissioner, instead of
Postmaster, as previously nuuotiucod. Mr.
Davis is well equipped for tho position, and
his appointment would gtvo goncral satis
faction. Rarbcr & Ross have lequcstod permls
bIou of tho Commissioners to rttu n siding
from tho B. P, It, It, Company's (racks
Into squaro 737 on Canal struot. Tlio per
mit was granted with tho conditions that
tho tracks would bo lomored whou the
Commissioners so directed.
Permits to build havo boon issued to A,
Counor to erect n dwelling and a stoio on
Sovcnth street, botweou. R and 8 atroots,
$3,200; J. II, Johnson, to oroct two dwoll
iugs In tho county, $1,200 ; John Connors,
to erect n dwelling liouso at Now Jersey
avenue and G 6trools,$l,r,00 E, I.oefllor, to
erect a dwelling on Soventb-streot road, In
A CHURCH INFUSES
A Dcstmotivo lire In Et, Domlnlo'j
Ohuroli Thla Morning.
LOSS ESTIMATED AT $50,000.
A Dlfflcult Task To Conquer tho
Flames Tbo Intorlor Wholly
Dostroyod Tho Church
Mombors In Toars,
Plorcnco McCaullfT, who is tho onglnoor
of St. Dominic's Church, shortly aftor 10
o'clock this morning, discovered flames is
suing from tho boiler-room. That room is
situated In tho basement of tho west ond
of tho church, Just back of tho altar. Ho
went to tbo parsonago, which Is just south
of tho church, and gavo tbo alarm to Mlsi
Kato Duflby, tho housekocper. Sho told
him to go to tho First Precinct Station
Houto and turn in tho alarm. Tho first
alarm was turned In at 10 20,
Othors followed in rapid succession, and
A denernl Alnrm
brought out tho engines and hook and
ladder companies from all ovor tho city
thundetlng to tho scono.
Tho Flro Worked Ilnplilly.
Tho ond of tho church In which It origi
nated is rounded roughly, llko tho storn of
an old llne-of-battle ship, Flames could bo
seen through tho. lower windows, as they
went steadily toward tbo altar, Ofilpor
Hums, Miss Duffy and tho onglnoor mado
tbelr way to tbo altar. They commonced
to removo tho articles from that sacrod
place. Thoy worked rapidly and
Did Not J.envo Until Thoy Woro
by tbo advancing onomy.
Ofllcor Barns had his hands and wrists
firotty badly burned, but hoand thoso help
ng him succeeded in gottlng out every
thing of value from tho altar,
Tbo engines woro not long In gottlng to
tho flro. As thoy came, up thoy woro as
signed to places hy Chief Cronln, and trio
work of trying to subdue tbo flro was com
menced. Tho costly stained glass windows
of tbo church ucar tho flro woro brokou in.
Streams of water soon mado tho flames that
could bo seen disappear. All tho windows
of tho church being closed it was not long
beforo no flro could bo seen. But Its effects
Dcnso misses of smoko poured from
every outlot half way tho length of tho
church to tho cast. It was not long befuro
it was coming from ovcry door and window
In tho wholo building.
Still uo l'liimes Were fo bo Keen.
From tho main ontranco of tho church on
Sixth street the smoko bclchod forth In
volumes. Firemen entered thcro but could
do nothing. It was laportod that tho flro
was coming to tho east consuming tho gal
lery as It came. But as thcro was no gal
lery this could of courso not havo boon tho
Tbo policemen ascended tho roof. Thoy
cnt boles in tho slato ; thoy broko tho win
daws. ThrouBh These Aicrinren Ntrenuis
or Writer were Thrown
by tho heavily-pumping engines. A hook
and ladder company broke tho largo circu
lar window over tbo main cntrauco and a
bosawas soon pouring wator through it.
This window, which cost $1,000, was tlio
gift of Mr. Patrick Culinan, who prosented
tho window, and cried llko a child when ho
saw It destroyed.
That tho streams of water thrown by tho
engines wcro powerful was shown by tbo
fact that tho streams which poured In
thiough tho windows on ono sido of tbo
chuich broko windows on tho othor.
The VI re Conllnueil Inslilo.
It seemed almost Imposslblo to got at It.
Every tlmo a flanio was soon hy tho flro
men It was soon mtulo invisible by an ap
plication of cold water. Tho sight could
not be said to havo been a grand ono.
Tho church is built of gray granite,
picked out by arches and facings of red
sandstone. With Its many windows, soma
oftbcmotiolo and others arched, it pro
ecuts a rather ijulct and-aombro appctrauco.
Tbo outpouriug smoko, mingling with
the colors of tho church, prevented any
thing llko' tho usual "graud opoctaclo" of
The NiirroniMlluirH Were More
A crowd soon assembled. Fathers of tho
chnrch wcro thoro
Weeplnc I.lko Unities.
Faithful Catholics, both male and fe
male, walked along thooutsldoof thoropos
While the Tenrx Nirenmcit lion it
Evcu the youngster who dollghts la llres,
ns n general thing, was not possessed of ono
half of his usual flow of spirits. Thoro
was not much nolso. Only tho hlsjlugof
the engines, tho stroke of tho fireman's ax,
tbohoarco volco of Chief Cronin and an oc
casional loud cry woie'lo bo heard.
Father Donelly, with clean-shaved and
troubled face, stood looking on tiotr tho
tear door of tho parsonage, llo took charge
of tho church last January.
"I only hopo thoy will savo tho roof," ho
eald to The Critic roportor, and as a crash
was heard and tho fragments or n costly
window fell at his feet ho said : "I don't
care for that. I want tho roof saved. I
took ovcry precaution," ho said, "whon I
camo hero. I had tho boiler-room lined
with sheet Iron, and thought that it could
stand tho hottest kind of a flro."
Another solemn fcaturo of tho flro was
when 12 o'clock arrived. St. Dominic's
bell, which Is in the tower over tho main
enhance, Is rung by electricity. Promptly
at 12 o'clock It tolled twclvo strike. Tho
flro was then at Itshotght. Sitperluteitdout
Miles of tbo I'irc-AIarm Ofllco nuJo an
cflort to sitvo tho electrical apptratus by
which tbo bell is rung, but ho could not
Tbo unceasing floods of water that wot j
poured Into tho building gradually ha I ait
c fleet. It was evident that
In Slimy l'lnccs iho Flro llml Keen
Itcnctird nuil Vhrckeil.
Hut It was fully appaiout that It was by
no means tinder routrol. It was nubi
poss'hle, howovcr, to onter tho body of the
chinch, It was found that tho flro w.u
burning underneath and around tho walls.
Tho walls aro of stone, hut aro plastored.
It was Insldo tbo plastoring and uuder
the floor that tho flro was making Its way.
Holes wcro cut lu the floor and water let In.
Members of tho congregation who woro
present wero Itching to go Inslilo and try
to savo something. Thov wcro flntlly
given that porml3slau, Under tho direc
tion of Olliier Burns thoy entered amid
tho almost stilling smoko and brought nut
everything that was movable. Tho water
was in many places oyer thrlr shoo tops, but
they worked with a will. Ono of tho first
to pcrvcado tho body of tho church was
Foreman James Frazlor of cugino No, El.
A batch of plastering ftom tlio celling
fell upon him.
lie ihTiiUch tint Nliuincil.
Ho soon lovlvcd, and manfully wont Inck
to wotk, Tho Insldo of tho church was
A Horry Nieht.
What was taken out was badly damaged.
Tho pews wcro not disturbed, Tho organ
was practically ruined hy water. Thero
was co Insurance upou It, or upon any of
tbo furnlturo. In fact, thoro was only it
$30,000 Insnranco, and that was upin tho
Tbo flro originated In tho most valuablo
portion of tbo building and thoroforo It did
moro damago than If it had startod to tho
cast. It Is roughly cstlmatod that tho
damago so far dono cannot bo covored by
less than $(10,000. But moro damago will
bo down. It looks as If tho flro would con
tlritio to creep on in the man nor montlonod
all night long, If it had beou dosirous of
along burning tbo flro could not htvo
picked out a moro cfl'cctlvo courso to carry
out Its desire,
Tho flro was of so unsatisfactory a kind
to tbo looker-on that tho crowd that had
como to sco began to thin out by about 1:E!0
o'clock j but many wero still thero at 3
o'clock this afternoon.
Chief KtiRliiocr Cronln'H Views.
Chief Cronln was found lu tho burning
chtitch by a Critic reporter aftor tho flro
had been burning two aud a-balf hours. Ho
said that tho church would bo badly
wrecked, and tho roof could not bo saved.
Said ho : "Iho flro Is of such a tiaturo that
It caunot bo successfully handled, and ox
tends between tbo walls and tho plastoring
all over tbo building. Tho walls aro
battened throughout tbo church. As tho
flro occurred In tho furnaro-rooni, tho flues
distributed tho flames fur considerable dis
tance" "Tho Inflammablosubstancoin tho hollow
walls mado a perfect tinder-box, and thoro
was no telling how long tbo flro would
burn, as it was concealed from sight."
Tho reporter was directed to feel tho
walls at a dlstauco of 100 feet from tbo
engine room, and, on doing so, found thorn
hot, showing that flro had permeated tho
walls to that dhtanco.
Ilixtory or Iho Chnrch.
Early In lfcCS P.ov. J. A. Bokol, thon pas
tor of bt. Domlnlck's, and Kathors Young,
Lynch, Ralph and Coll, his assistants, ro
solved to commonco tho work of building a
new church. Thoy called a mooting of tho
congregation for that purposo and woro as
sutcd of tho hitter's assistance
By April of 1S05 tho permission to hu'ld
a church had been obtained from tho pro
vincial of tho order, and tho approval of
tbo Most Iter. Archbishop of tho dloceso
had been obtained.
At a meeting of tbo congregation, a sub
scription list was opened and tho sum of
neatly $10,000 was subscribed. Encour
aged by this good beginning and subsequent
contributions received, tho father con
cluded that thoy had sufficient funds to
eommenco tho work.
On Thursday morning, November 0, 1803,
Father IloLcl, In tho presenco of several
persons, proceeded to tho placo markotout
for tho church, took a spako and brjko
ground for tho foundation, aftor which tho
regular workmen employed began t'iclr
labors. Tho cornor-stono was laid on Sun
day, November 10, in tho presence of a
number of clergy and bonoDclal soclotios
and tho congregation of tho church. Tho
work progressed until tho walls reached a
height of about twonty-flvo feot, whon
further operations wcro suspended for tho
want of funds.
Tho walls romalncd In this condition fjr
sovcial years and many predicted that tho
building, on account of its colossal dimen
sions and tho immonso outlay roiiulrol,
would never bo complotcd. In 1870 Ror.
M. B. Fortune, who was at Memphls,Tonn.,
was directed by tho Provincial, Very Ror.
J. F. Dunn, to come to Washington and as
snmo control of tho unfinished building.
Brother Joseph was also ordered to Wash
ington to assist Father Fortune.
'Iho work was resumed March 18,1872
and was carried to completion without In
terruption. Dlvlno services woro first hold
In tho church on St. Patrick's day of 1873.
Tho chuich was dedicated June U, 1875,
Archbishop Bayley oillciatcd at the dedica
tion. The stylo of architecture is tbn docoratsd
Gothic of tho twelfth century. Tho clmrjli
Is 120O feet deep and V3 feet wide. Tho sido
walls wcic 33 feet high. Tbo interior waia
labyrinth of Gothic archos ami wludo.vs.
Thero wcro 252 pews lu tho church, Tho
tower holds tho largest boll in tho city,
weighing 3,113 pounds. Tho wholo cost of
the chuich was about $275,000.
Tbo question of damago depends princi
pally on whether thcro will bo sulllcloat
heat to destroy tho walls.
Tho interior and tho roof will bo de
stroyed, which will entail n loss of about
$50,000. If the heat destroys tbo walls tho
cntiro stiucturo will bo destroyed. Tho
walls nro constructed of stono that Is
claimed to tcslst flro to a great oxtont.
Old St. Dominic's Church, which was
abandoned whon tho now ono was com.
pitted aud which stands within sixty feet
of tbo latter,was crowded with rooplo look
ing at tho flro from tho windows.
Fathers P. C. Coll, Edclln and Horgan
who oio assistants to Father Donelly
watched tho flro with tears In their oyoi.
Chief Cionln scorned to ho every wherj at
Iho men handling tho axes showod that
they know what thoy wcro about,
Thcro wcro tho usual ludicrous sasnes
when a stream of wator would strike a
gtoupo of lookers-on, Tlio fireman work
ing from opposlto directions dienchod otch
Tbo organ, valued at $2,000, was entirely
consumed by tho flames. Tho flro was got
ten under control about 2 o'clock. Damrgo
estimated at $30,000.
Building Iuspcctor Entwlsto built tho
ihttich. Ho Bays It cost not loss thau
Mr. Maudcrson submitted a resoluttoa
dliccttug tliu Secretary of Stato to furnish
all Information in tho Stato Department
bearing upou tho matter of a rumored at
tempt by General Ruftts Barrios, President
of Guatemala, to seize upon territory or de
stroy tho Integrity of tbo republic of
Nicaiagua, Honduras, San Salvador and
Costn Rics. Printed aud laid on tho tabto
tn bo rcfeired to tbo Committco on Fjtotgu
Relations when appointed.
Mr. Gcorgo presented the credentials of
tbo Hon. E. 0. Walthall, appointed by tho
Governor to succeed Mr. Lamar. Aftor
tho reading of tho credentials Mr. Walthall
was sworn, and took bis sent.
Senator Van Wyck called up for consid
eration the tecoliition ollcred by him yes
tcidoy. lt directs tho secretary of tho Interior and
tlioAttorney-ticnural It tako such action us
may lis necoamry to prevent any Bate by tho
Atlaullo and Unit West India Transit Ojai
pauy nt the linds descrlbo.1 In tho ut ot
Way 17, 1830. grant Ins lands In nltornite sec
tions to tlio Mates ot 1'lorlda and Alabama to
aid In tlio construction ot cortatu railroads In
said mates, so tar us tho same llo within tha
line ot said railroads, liotwcen Waldo nuil
Tampa Bar, I U, until Ujugrvss shall haro
autbotlred tbo rmme.l
Thcro being no objection tho resolution
was taken up. Senator Van Wyck ad
dressed tho Hi note upon tho subject.
He was followed by Mr. Call, During
tbo courso of his remarks Mr, Call gavo
notlco that bo should Insist that all settlers
who havo been sold out bv tbo agent of the
tallnay corporation shall boioituburscd by
tho United States.
After further debate without reaching;
tho point of action on tho losolutlnii tho
Sonato, on motion of Mr. Cameron (Pa.), at
A IlnuilNnmo llfNlileuf n.
Mis. 11. N. Woodward will erect u hand
sotuo residence at tlio northeast corner of
Second and N streets, to cost $1,000,
Mr. CD, ciarrett ot Augusta, aa after en
Joying tho pleasures ot tho National Capltil
for a week, returned, to his homo last evening.
AFTER THE OFFICES.
How Iho Nil it nil nn Now rltnuds.
Colonel E. 0. Boudlnot has withdrawn
from tho contest for tho Indian Conimls
aloiicrshlp. Hon. R. S. Storons of Now
York Is said now to bo In tho lead for that
placo. Mr. Atkins of Tonncssoo Is also a
Tbo United Statos Marshalshlp of tho
Chicago district Is a nlco fat ofllco. Thoro
Is going to bo a big fight oror it. Congress
men Lawler and Ward, tlio two Democratic
Members from Chicago, bavo both daclarod
in favor of W. J. McQarlglo, and say that
ho must have It. Tho press of Chicago is
against this selection on tho grounds that
McGariglo Is n ring man and trims with tho
McDonald crowd. Tho two Congressmen
mentioned nro now hero and are whooping
up things for Mr. McGariglo. Mr. Stono,
tho editor of tho Chicago Times, and othor
prominent Independents, who aro opposed
to McGatlglo,aro also In tho city with their
knives in their belts.
A delegation of promlnont Democratla
statesmen, headed by Senator Voorhocs aud
Representatives Holmon and Cobb of Indi
ana, called upon Secretary Manning this
morning and presented tho Indorsements
of their lato colleague, ex-Represonlatlvo
Stockslagcr, for tho Second Comptroller
ship. Tho gcntlomcn who aro asking for
tho appointment of Mr. Stockslagor (and
thoro aro many of them) nro vory enthu
siastic for him. Thoy sty ho Is porfectly
fitted for tho placo, and It looks as though
ho would bo solcctcd for It.
Ex-Roprcscntatlvo English of Indiana
stated emphatically to a CniTtc man that
ho was not an applicant for tho Consul
Generalship ot London, or any othor posi
tion. Ho hisalL tbo prlvato huslnois ho
can attend to and will toturu to Indiana
polls to remain.
Gcorgo B. Evcrroad of Columbus, Ind.,
resigned his position as engrossing clerk In
tho Indiana Legislature and rushed hero
to get a Federal appointment. IIo or-
Ecctcd to got It In a fow days aud rotnrn to
Is homo with bis commission. Uo soon
discovered bis mlstako. IIo buzzed around
until yesterday, wbon bo despaired, and
turned his faco toward tho occldont In dis
gust. President Clovcland is not turning tho
ratcals out fast enough to suit tho profes
sional place-huutom, but it is not his fault.
It Is duo solely to his Inability to find any
rascals. riilladcliihia l'i tn.
Tbo Missouri delegation Is making a
strong effort to render considerable assist
ance in tho administration of tho Govern
ment. If Missouri can got only half of
what It seems to want thero won't bo any
thing left for tho rost of tho country,
It seems to bo about seltlod that ox-Ropro-scntativo
Phil Thompson cannot got tho co
veted Coramlssloncrshlp of Internal Iiavo
nuo, Mr. Jos. S. Miller is a strong candldato
for tho placo. Ho is supported by many Son
ators and Members and 13 thcspoclal caadl
dato of Rcprcscntatlvo Randall,
Mr. W. T. Smith of Oskaloosa, Iowa, is
after tho Bureau of Labor Statistic, Uo
Is a newspaper man and tbo name of tho
placo ftom which ho halls should not bo
brought tip against him. It is understood
that assurances wero glvou Commtssloaor
Wright beforo bo accontod tho ofllco that
tho Democratic Administration would not
William E. Cromwell of Malno wants to
bo Fourth Auditor of tho Treasury,
Mr. Woodbury Blair is believed to stand
a fair chance for tbo District Marshalshlp.
There are said to bo reasons why Colonel
Ben ct could not get tbo placo.
John I). Marshall of Dolawaro Is aftor tho
Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
It is Bald thst ox-Senator Eitou has de
clined tho Commisslonorshlp of Patents
and has recommended tha appointment of
Assistant Commissioner Dyrouforth to that
position. It Is very llkoly that Mr.
Dyrcnforth will get there. No better ap
pointment could bo mado.
Senator Gorman sava thoro is no rush
from Maryland for ofllccs, but It would
seem from this that ho has not carefully
looked into tho record.
Tho statement thst Mr. E. n. Bittlor of
tho Buffalo lhenlnri Keici Is a candldato fur
Pnbllo Prlntor was ompbatlcaliy denied by
that gentleman to Tut: Gnrric. He says
bo Is not a candldato for any position, bis
business paying him much bottor aud bolng
moro congenial to him than nny pojlttou
within tbo gift bf tho Prosldont.
Mr. James W. Scarlo of Ea3t Washington
is being urged by his friends for. Superin
tendent of tho Washington Asylum to suc
ceed Superintendent Stoutouburg.
Tho friends of Mr. Julius Baumgtrtou
say bo will bo nppolntcd snperiutoadcut of
engraving and printing In tbo Bureau.
Mr. llautngartcn appears In history as tho
man who engraved all of tho Confederate
stamps and currency.
Peter Clarko, a colored Instructor of Cin
cinnati, Is said to want to succeed Gonoral
Crowley of Ohio as Minister to tho Sand
At tho Capitol to-day it was Slid that
Secretary Bayard has announced in a very
positive manner his intention toadheroto
tho strict letter of tho Clrll-Sorvlco law.
Ho sent his messenger Into each room of
tho Stato Department with tho proclama
tion to tbo clerks that thoy need havo no
fear of losing their positions through tho
mere change of Administration, as ho did
not proposo dismissing any one except for
"Clccliuul In Our I'rcNlUenl."
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Can bo read upward ot 0,00(1 different ways,
by elartlng with tbe centre letter 0 and taking
tho roost zigzag courso to nuy ot the four
rnrntrr, vlz.i "Cleveland Is our l'resllont."
Mr. Wru.13. Matthews, n promluont eltlzjn of
thlaclly, contributed to to-day's llsltlinoro
.MNneiy convincing argument In favor nt
admitting colorod men to practice lu tha Stito
courts ot Maryland.
Mr. Jay West Kail, a tilsnted young actor
ottho ltoso Ey tinge Oompsuy, eatorulueJ
eomoot tlio guests ot tho Clarendon with a
number of choice rovllugs in tbo parlrrs
Thursday aliernoou. UaUcltle tcoro) Mug
Congressman Randall ot Pennsylvania is
conllued to his residence, on Capitol Hill, with
nenous exhaustion produced by thosovoro
strain he underwent In tho doling hours ot
Iho last Congress, as Bonn ns uo is auto ia
trot el bo will visit l'ort Monroo to rocuporato
Tho following distinguished Katmns, with
Colonel Aaron 8. Everest at their head, called
In n body on tha President yostorday. They
Acre not lu pursuit ot ofllce, but simply called
to pay thoir respects Colonel Aaron 8. Everest,
oonerol Charles W.Ulalr, congressmen II, W.
l'erltlnsandB.R.l'etersand Judge N. 0. Me
l'srlaud, Commissioner ot tho Ueneral Land
Major Charles llolsteln, United States Dis
trict Attorney (or Indiana, was a student ot
tlio Hon. '1 nomas A. Hendricks, and Is one ot
Indiana's most brllllai.t lawyers. Ills mili
tary career began at the ago ot slxteon, and
was an exceptionally bright one. Ha Is noted
tor his accurato knowledgo ot tho law and his
sturdy Intngrlty In tha conduct ot his ooictat
affairs. His commission, will oxpiro la.o.b)ut
A London Ninfernont.
I.0NH0K, March 12. The Villi Tele,
graph states that England has rejectod an
offer on tho part of tho United Statoi to
negotiate a commercial convontlon' lu ro
spect to tho British Wojt Indlo3.
Trlnl nr Annrclils(-).
Bt.NT, March 12. An Inquiry was hold
to-day in the cascsof thoaoarchlsts arrested
In this city during tho recent raid by tho
police. Nino woro held for trial and six
teen woro released.
Secretary rrelluulniysen'M View.
Newark, N. J March 12. Er-Socro-lary
Frcllnghuyscn arrived at his homo In
this city yesterday. He oxpressed tho
greatest confldcnco In tho Integrity of tho
now Administration. Whilo of bis suc
cessor ho spoko In tho klndost and most
complimentary terms, and paid a glowing
ttlbttto to Mr. Bayard's fitness for tho posi
tion. Mr. Frcllnghnyscn oxnects to romain In
Newark Indefinitely mid will doroto him
Tho Anglo. ItnoMnu Imbroglio.
London, March 12. In tho Homo of
Commons this evening Mr. Gladstouo statoi
that tho situation regarding tho Anglo
Russian Imbroglio remained tho sioio as
last announced and that no reply has boon
received, us yet, to Lord Gianvlllo's latost
dispatch. This announcement caused a do
elded sensation In tho Houo and was ro
eclved with stTllon and painful sllonco.
t'niiltire ot Kclnnu.
Paris. March 12. Additional particu
lars received by tbe Government concern
ing tho capturo of Kelung by tbo French .
stato that two cannons of largo slzo wore
amongst tho articles secured besides enor
mous quantities of military storos.
030,000 Flro nt rtnliwny, N. J.
Elizabeth, N. J., March 12. Tho pu
scngor depot at Rahway, on tho Pennsyl
vania Railroad, was cousumod by flro early
this morning. Loss, $.10,001).
The I'lincrnliir It. It. 1311 lot.
Tho service will tako placo nt tho rest
ilenco of tho deceased nt Hyattsvlllo, Md ,
nt 12.30 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Williams of
Hyattsvlllo and A. Florldus Stcclo of this
city will officiate
At Oak Hill Cemetery tho Interment will
tako place. Tho honorary pillboarors
Chief Jusllco Cantor and lustlco Cox ot tho
Kspremo Court of tbls District, Senators
HlacBburn, Reck and llorman, Dr. Uintsl U
ClatkPw president of tbn National Dankot tint
Republic, and Messrs. Walter D. Davldge and.
W. a. Webb ot tho District bar.
Tho active pall bcarors aro :
Messrs. Frank Rives, R.Ross Perry, Enoch
Tttten, P. A. Lambert, Joseph K. ltooorts ot
Hyattsvlllo, Richard Bmltb, A. Tnomas Rrad
ley and Wm. Fullorot Uyattsvlllo.
At n meeting of tho Bar Association, hold
this afternoon, resolutions testifying to tho
worth of tbo deceased wero passed, and it
was decided that tho association should at
tend tho funeral in a body.
Crnpl TrcMmrul or in Iliiby.
As Sandy Gibson, a colorod mm, was
passing through an alloy on Second streot.
near U, southwest about 0 o'clock thU
morning, ho discovered a colorod Infant,
about eight months old, lying in tho alley.
Gibson Immediately reported tho caso at
tho station and Officer Slioohan rcpalrel to
the placo and brought tho half-dead baby
to tbo statlon-houso. Mrs. Brown, n col
ored woman living a fow doors bslow tha
station, took tbo child and offered to cam
for it until other nrrangomouts could bo
made. Sergeant Nokos lu Invcstigilinz
Iho ca'o learned that tho child
bclongid to Mary Johnson, rosillng
on Third, near II street soutbwoit. Tho
sergeant arrested tho woman about it
o'clock this morning and locked her up at
tho station. In conversation with This
Ciiitio reporter a fow minutes aftorward
tbo woman acknowledged that tho child
was bcis, nnd that being unablo toattond it
sho turned it over to Martha Harris, a
woman living a fow doors below her, last
December. Sbo paid Martha for keeping it.
Sho lost her employment somo tlmo ago and
was unablo to pay Martha, who rofused to
keep tho child longer. Sho was advlsod by
her friend, Betsey Wells, living on Socond
street, near G southwest, to loavo tho child
ou somo person's doorstep. Sho took tho
child from Martha Harris for tho nurposo
of doing so, but tbinklug that it
would bo just tho samo thing sho
laid it In tho alloy about 12 o'clock laser
night. Sho didn't waut to kill tho child
she loved it too dearly. When tho child
was fonnd this mornlug, tho blanket in
which it lay was drenched from tho rain of
last night. Mrs. Brown said that sho
thought tho ex posit ro wa3 too sovero, atil
that tbo child could not possibly live.
A Cabinet Meeting; To-ilny.
Tho day for holding tho second of tho
two weekly Cabinet meetings lias beon
changed from Friday to Thursday, and tho
Cabinet met at noon to-day pursuant of tha
new arrangement. All the members wero
present, nnd tbo session lasted for threo
hours. Appointments and various othor
subjects, prominent among which was tho
Oklahoma matter, wcro discussed.
The InJiiHllco or FnlHiic lo I'm (he
Orlslnnl flrnitt ltcllreincnt Hill.
President Arthur's last official act was tho
nomination ot Ooneral Grant as Oonoral on
the retired list of tho Army. Trostdent Cleve
land's llrst official act, alter nominating his
Cabinet, was signing General firaot's commts
Mon. lucre is ono element ot Injustice to
General Grant In the mannor ot his restora
tion to tho Army. Had tho original Senata
bill been passed, ha would havo been restoronl
by naroo to his old title and rant, and thus
ranked Bborman and all others, aa bherman
doubtless would be glad to bavo hlrat but al
ter the defeat ot tho llrst bill, because It con
ft onted Arthur's voto ot tho rttz-John Toner
Ml', tbo only thing that Oongrosscould do was
to authorize tho Tresldent to nominate a geu
eral on tho retired list. Ueneral Grant's now
commission, tberetore, dates as ot the 1th ot
Match, 1K85, while shorman'a commission as
General dates as ot March, 18(11). Now both
aro rollrod Generals ot tho Atmy, and Bher
man ranks Oront, who was Sherman's com
mander during most of tho war and at Its
close. It Is not llcely that these distinguished
General will over meet on nn occasion when
tho miest'onot rank must bo observed In thu
precedence given to public men; but It would
haiobccn n ranch more graceful act ot ths
tloterumcnt had Ueneral Oram's orUInat
tonk been restored. Vtiila. 7ime.
tllut Cleieliiiiil'H Fate.
A photographer says ot Miss Cleveland:
"We want nplctutoot MlssCleveUud. Btie It
raid to bato ft wlnsom face, lighted up by
much lutelltgoncoand stamped withal by is
Micgeetlou ot a woman with Ideas. Uluu
8KKklng Woll, I can't tell, but she makes n
unique llgtirn in tho Whltu liouso. Bite ha-s
lectured on 'Joan ot Arc,' la accustomed to da
batonnd Is something ot u public, teacher,
hho must Inevitably become a patroness ot
somothlug publlo scnool education, litera
ture, social ethics, or something that Is new at
tbo White House. I think she will please New
England and Ohio folks, and that Is the roison
wo want n good nliture ot her. Rut much will
depend upon the plcturo Itself as to whothoc
It will or will not sell."
Wnll Street olp.
New Voiik, March 12,-Mouey, 1 per cent,
Excl.ango dull. Governments arm, Cur
rency (Ve, 125 bid! -l's, coupons, 122"4
btdt d'-i'e, do, Ill's bid. The stock mar.
kct this niornlDg was dull and toatureloss
throughout, rrlcos wero irregular, but tho
fluctuations wero slight and without slgam
concc, beiug mainly tho outcome ot manipula
tion. 'Iho lowest prices ef the raornlag are
now current, and show decllno rauglpg from,
S, to iv, per cent.
The coming season glvea ptorolso ol beUE
emphatically a laco one.