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WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 18S5.
PB1CE TWO CENTS.
OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL. IN AND
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTS.
"Win. F. Swltzlor of Missouri Sucoiod
Mr. Nlrnmo as Ohlof of tlio Duronu of
Statistics Tlio President's Callers
Offlce-SeekorB In Foroo Tho Bu
nremo Court Mr. Jordan's Boforms
Tbo Picsldont msclo the following ap
pointments this afternoon :
Stuart Taylqh, to bo Naval Ofllcor of
. Wm. D. H. Hunter, to bo Gjllcctnr of
Internal llovcnuo for tho Sixth District of
Tnn CABINET MF.KTINC1.
All tlio tncmbora of tbo Cabinet -worn at
1i Cabinet nicotine to.day. Tho sosstoit
was brief nud Httlo business was transacted.
THE SILVER rUKCIIASK.
The Secretary of tbo Treasury has
'Changed tbo day fur tlio weekly purahaso
of silver for coinage Into standard dollars
from Thursday to Wednesday, Thursday
being Cabinet day.
TUB TURKISH MISSION.
ITon. 8. S. Cox expects to bold a con
ferenco wlti a delegation of bis constitu
ents to-day or to-morrow, at wlitoh tlnio
bo trill detormtno wlicther or not to ac
cept tho Turkish misjiou.
Tim president's callers.
Tbo rrosldont's callprs to-day Included
tho Vice-President, oonators Vest, Cockroll
and Gorman, accompaulod by delegations;
Congressmen Dynum, Springer, Murphy,
Frcdcilck, Weaver and Harbour, accom
panied by friends; tbo now Bolicltor-Qon-rral,
tho Now Hampshire delegation, beaded
by Flunk Jonos, and tbo JtlcUIitau dolo
gallon. crowds at Tnn wntTE HOUSE.
Tbo crowds of ofllco-scokors at tho White
House tbls morning woro groator porbaps
than ou any previous day of tbo Adminis
tration. From tho tluiotho Prosldont fin
ished bis breakfast until tho commonco
incut of tbo Cabinet meeting thoro woro
constantly at least twenty-flve or thirty
people waiting to bo received.
THE ALBANY POSTOfTICE.
An Albany special says that Martin
Xlelchaiity, who Is at present clork of tho
Hoard of Aldermen, Is to bo appointed
Postmaster s Albany, to succeed Dr. Craig,
-whoso term expires on May 12. Mr. Dilo
Lanty Is not an applicant fur tbo placo,
but, Is pressed therefor by his friends. Ills
con married a daughtor of tho Secretary of
tho Treasury and has served In tbo Legis
lature ,Tbo salary of tho olllco la $3,505
and tho postmaster la rco.nl rod to flloa bond
BED CLOUD'S BIOIIT-HAND MAN.
f Colonel Manyponny, who was Corneals
fdoncr of Indian Affairs uudor I'rosident
Buchauan, arrived In tho city last night
and will assist Itctl Cloud in pushing tho
-charges preferred against Agent McGllll
cttddy.i Ho Is thoroughly in earnest, and
promises to roako things lively In a few
cloys. Colonel Manypcnny Is visiting tho
Iudlau febool at Carltslo to-day, but will
TClurn hero to-moprow night and tako up
tbo sword ou bcbalf of tbo Indians.
CENTRAL NEW YORK ON HAND,
Heretofore tho stalosinon from tbo into-
ilor of Now York bavo been couspicuous by
their absence from Washington, but this
niornlnff thoadvauco cuard nut In an an-
ptaranco at tho Arlington, aud proceeded
to call upon tbo President to seo about
-"them postofllccs." Tho delegation consists
of lion. R. P. Huntington, Ithinobeck, N.
Y.;J. B. Carpeutor, Washington; D. W.
Guernsey, Stanford; IT. D. Uufcnt, Doon;
Gcoigo Williams, Mlllorton; C. Swan,
rougbkcopslc. They will romaln in (ho
-city until to-morrow.
. THE IOWA 1'ATKONAaE.
Tho Iowa Domocrats bavo so far recon
ciled tbelr differences as to ngroo up in tbo
following recommendations for places la
the civil list : Ti. G. Klune, twlco candidato
for Governor, for Fonslon Agout; D. O.
JFinch of Dos Moines for District Attornoy,
and Kdward Campbell of Fairfield for Mar
shal of tbo Southorn District; T. F.
Durapby of Sioux City for Attornoy, and
"William Desmond of Clinton for Marshal
-of tbo Northern District ; for Collectors
of Itovonuo William O. Thompson of Ot
tumwa; Ilyrou Webster of Marshalltown,
nud tho unannounced selection of Congress
HELVIKO HIS BROTHER.
Itev. Father I'belan, editor of tho Western
Watchman, tbo Catholic organ of St. Louis,
ifglstcrcd this morning at tho Rlggs. Father
Pbelau rendered conspicuous sorvlco to Mr.
Cleveland during tho campaign, and aftor
tho election tho prominent Democrats of
tho West presented tho prolato with a gold
-watch and chain. Later ho visited Mr.
Cleveland at Albany. Ex-Stato Senator
Fhtlan 1: now a candidato forappralsor of
tho port of St. Louis, and as ho is a brother
of Father Pholan, bis chanco3 for appoint
ment arc considered good.
THE ANCHOR LINE MAIL CONTRACTS.
Tho Anchor Lino of steombiats has for
many years carried tho mails botwoou
"Vlcksburg and St. Louis, but rccontly 6omo-l-cdy
has told tho l'ostolllco Department
that tbo lino was making too much monoy
out of tbo contracts. Tlio spoclflo Intima
tion is that tho threo contracts uocojsary
lictwicn thefio terminal points wcro con
trolled by tbo Anchor Lino, although os
tensibly let to threo dlll'eroiit pirtlos, and
Hut tho Anchor Lino was thoroforo In ro
crlptof $75,000 a year. To correct thes
luipusiions, Jonn a, ocuuuur, president or
tho Anchor Lino, and Captalu John N,
Boflngcr, aro now hero.
HEVENUE MARINE I'ROMOTIONS.
Tho board examining applicants for pro
motion in tho Rovcuuo Marino Sorvlco has
icportcd that tho following englneors have
punted examinations for promotion In tho
following order: For ohlof englnocrs First
Assistant Engltioors Charles A. Laws and
JaniesOgdcu; for first assistant ongiuooH
fcccond Assistant Engluccrs Charles F. Cof
fin, D, McFroncb, Charles W, Eeckwltb,
Oliver P. Kemlik, James Fitzpatrlck and
Charles W. Muuroe. Tho following named
candidates bavo passed lu tho nrdor named
foradmleslou to tho Engineer Corp: Phillip
Llttlp, Harry L. Boyd, Herbert W. 8pcar,
Iilchaid W. Champlaln, It. II. Hlgglus,
Wllmcr Church, Win. 0. Myers. James I.
llicroton, 0. N. Tumor, Denis F. Bowon,
Fltd, It. Falkcustcln, Lincoln Lonars,
Arthur G. Rose, U. W. llutlor, Georgo II.
J.lnhcr, Wm, Nuwblgglug, and Herbert W.
THE SUI'REME COURT.
Tbo Supremo Court adjourned yesterday
until tbo commencing of tho now torm in
Novimbeniixt Vest, r lay altcruoon tbo
Supremo Court dicldid that tho act of 1832,
iclatlng to tlioToiiiicsscobonds.nudallsub
sequent acts contemplated socurlug only
tlio State or TmiiiLBsa and not any oulstdo
. boldote of State bonds, aud that repudiation
-whs not thought of at tbo tlmo of tho issue
of tho bonds or tho passage of tbo aots cre
ating tlio lieu, thus affirming tlio decree of
the lower court. The United 8tates Su-
p'liao Court jostoiday ufioruoou, In tho
RFO or ex surgeon ueueiai waios, murium
, ho decision of tho Supremo Court of tho
District of Culuinbia. which held that tho
border of tho Secretary of tho Navy does not
impose such restraint upon yyati-jas w can
fnrtho Icmio of a writ of habeas oorpus,
Jutlio Matthews yesterday delivorod an
minion In tho Virginia ooupou tax oiso of
itooto vs. Grecuhow, alllrming tbu JuJg
Vicnt of tho lowor court,
i Mil NIMMO'B BUCCE8HOR.
jostph Nimmo, Jr., chief of tho llarcau of
atlstlcs has been rcnuostci to rosigu anu
iu. I. swiuior oi Missouri nas uooa ap-
nted to succeed him. Mr. Josopli N.
lltuey, iccoutly displaced from tuo po-
Vu of chief clerk oi tna bureau, win uo
reappointed. Colonel Swllzcr was rocently
aprolntcd chief clerk.
frcrctnry MannlDg has slnco been con
vinced that Whltnoy should not liavo boon
displaced, and Hint Swltzlor Bhould bava
I ecu given tho position of oblcf of tho
bureau, Tbo superior position was suhjeo
to a partisan change, wbilo tho chief clork
hip should not havo boeu so regardod, Mr
Nlnimo's resignation was requested by lot
Icr to-day and immediately tendered, Mr
Whitney, whoso reappointment wilt bo
medo at once, Is ono of tho most olllciout
and experienced men In thoscrvico.
THE WALES COURT-MARTIAL,
Tho Supremo Court having doulod tho
petition of Surgeon-General Wales for n
hnbens corpus, tho Wales court-martial will
commence! tbo work beforo them on Thurs
day next, In which dato an adournmont
was bad iowalt for tho decision of tbo
MINISTER JACKSON'S TAREWELL.
General Jackson of Georgia, tho now
Minister jo Mexico, arrivod In Washington
to-duy and paid his farewell vl-lt to tho
Sccietary of Stale. Ho will visit Now York
city on business aud spend a day at bis
home. In tho South, beforo leaving for his
post of duty.
APPOINTED A LAW CLErtK.
Mr. E, W. Robertson of Louisiana has
lecn appolnttd Law Clork of tho Depart
ment of Jusllco, in placo of Mr. Diitton,
who has been sick aud unablo to attend
to tbo duties of tho placo for about a
year. Mr. Robertson was a member of tho
Forty-seventh Congress. ,
THE NEW PENSION BUILDINU.
General Motgs, In bis report to tho Secre
tary of tho Iutcrlor o( work ou tho
new pension building during tho
month of April, says that owing
to too oxpiratiou oi leases oi uuiiuings
occupied by a portion of tho Pen
sion Office, torao of tho ofllcoi had
to bo moved Into tbo unfinished build
ing bcfoio tbo rooms wcro icady for occu
pancy. THE SMITH COURT 01' INQUIRV.
raymaster-Gonoral Smith to-day con
tinued bis testimony befuro tho court of
inquiry. Most of tho day's examination
was of a technical character, covering tho
decision of Jjidgo Lawrence, First Cpmp-t-oller,
that tho extension of tho Drown
contract so as to go over into tho fiscal
year following was Illegal. Various lottors
on tho subjict wcro read. Tho court ex
pects to tomplcto tho taking of testimony
MARTIAL LAW ON THE ISTHMUS.
Tbo Navy Department has received in
formation from Colon that tho Colombian
Government has declarod martial law
on tho Isthmus. Secretary Whit
ney to-day telegraphed Admiral
Jouctt that officers liavo- tailed irotn New
York to relievo tho officers of tho Iroquois,
and ordering him to send homo tho preseut
crow and officers of that, ship and half of
tbo marluo force, If deemed prudent.
TREASURER JORDAN'S REfOBMS.
Treasurer Jordan entered upon tho dis
charge of his duties with an understanding
that ho was In liavo actual as well theo
retical control of bis bureau. Itwasagrool
that removals or anpolutmonts woro not t)
bo madu without bis cuusont, and that u i
conccsiions were to bo modo to partisan do
tuands. Uo Informed tho Secretary that
bo would havo to conduct tho Treasurer's
olllco .as bo would a bink. That tho ro
si onslblo and technical naturo of tho work
required that tbo best book-koepors and
best accountants and best financiers should
bo sought rather than tho best Domocrats,
and that tlio oxpertenco ana aDiuty oi em
ployes should bo considered rather than tho
strcugtb of tbolr Indorsements or tho
length of petitions in tholr favor, Tho
now Treasurer appears to bavo takon tho
position with tho most practical ideas of
administrative reform, and Is rovlowing
thoroughly tbo workings of bis bureau
and making snch changes In dotaibras ho
believes to bo in tbo interest of tbo servico.
Uo Is well pleased with tho organization
of tho olllco, but thcro aro somo questions
pertaining to its relations with other bu
reaus, otc , which will rcqulro readjustment
and In which changes will soon bo mado.
Minor mill l'crsonnl,
Postmastor-Gonoral Vilas will this ovon
log add about ono hundred to tbo list of
fourth class postmasters.
Tho delegation to present tbo Mormon
addiess to President Clevoland started from
Salt Lako City yesterday,
Charles Dcnby, a prominent lawyer of
Kvansvillo, Ind Is urged by Iudianlans for
appointment to tho Russian mission, lofc
vacant by tho declination of Mr. Lawton.
Tho Treasury Commission Is holding nl
most daily sessions, and rapidly progressing
with a reorganization of tho business
methods of tho Internal Rovcuuo aud Sixth
Tbo nnmo of Geuornl Goorgo P. Ihrlo of
San Francisco, Cal., has been p relented to
President Cleveland fi3 a compromise ciu
dldato for tho olllco of Collector of tho
Port of 8an Fraftclsco.
Tbo New Hampshire delegation that has
brcu vUItiug tbu various Departments on
I'ffice-secking missions say that no definite
Information has been obtained concerning
New Hampshiro appoiutments.
Mr. John Hi Pratt of tho Houso of Rep
resentatives postoffico, was knocked down
by a passing team at Ninth street and Penn
sj Ivnnla avenuo, about o'clock last even
ing. Tho driver refused to glvo his name
Hon, S. S. Cox is still in doubt as to
whitbor bo will or will not accopt tho
Turkish mission, Strong pressure fs brough
to hear upon him to remain in tho Houso,
and bo has not fully decided what course t
Tho commission of ibo ltaltlmoro post
master, Mr. Adrcon, oxplrcs to-day. Mary
land delegations havo beon urging various
candidates. An appotutment Is expected
very soon, but It Is not believed that a do
clsion has vet been rcachod.
Colonel Harrison Adrcon's term as post
master of Raltlmoro oxplros to-day, May
C. Colonel Adrcon has filed no application
for reappointment, though many strong
letters havo Uon eont to Washington in
tbo Interest of having bim retained,
F.x-Spiakcr Randall, Senator Gorman
and Chairman llarnum aro thrco of tho
pcutlemon who rccelvo tho most attontlon
and do tho least waiting lu corridors and
autc-iooms lu tbo Departments. Tnoy
wcro among tho Department visitors, to
day. During tho month of April last tbo Patont
Ofllco rectlvcd 3,100 now applications for
patents, tho fees upon which oggregatod
J1C0.O10. This Is tho largost Bum In feoa
yet received by tho Patont Ofllco, tho
nearest approach to It being in tho month
of March, 16S3, when tho foos footed up
Colonol Rockwoll, tho superintendent of
publiobulldlngBanil grounds, roports that
tbo spring work in tho parks Is progressing
satisfactorily and that tholr arraugomout
will bo unusually attractive and beautiful.
Many of tho laro flowering fruit trees aro
now In blossom.
A lino tllvcr watch will bo shipped to Rod
Cloud by somo of his Washington frlonda to
day as a testimonial. Ho was presented
with a watch by tho Sccrotary of tho Inte
rior ou bis first visit hero In ISO!), and It
was only toward tho oloso of bu lato visit
tl at bis fiiemli learned of tb hot that this
bud bioonio unreliable as a timer.
To tho lilt of nearly ono hundred ap
plicants for tho Cousul-Gonemlihip at
Paris has been added tho name of Dr.
Kdward Warien. Dr. Warroit achieved
dlttliii'tlou In tho eorvleo of tho Khodtvo
of 1'gypt, and from him obtained tlio title
of lloy. Dr. Watrou is accredited to North
Caiollua, but has beon abroad for ssvorul
Tbo term of tho marshal at Oaloijo
"Long" Jouos, oxplred yostorday, Thoro
aio fourteen applicants for tho position, all
of whom aro either In this city thomsolvot
or represented by frleuds, aud tho contes
Is ono of tho most earnest that has procodol
any appointment under tho now.Admlul!
ration. Several of tho candidates claim to
bo. confident of success. An appointment
Is expicted at onco, although tho Prosldcnt
has not yet reached a conclusion.
Tbo count of tbo Treasury gold rosorvo
bos been commenced by n largo force,
wbllo tho count ou currontcash still con
tinues. Tho results thus far havo boon
entirely satisfactory, and thero Is ovory
indication that tho records havo. beon ac
curate. Tiensurer Jordan says that If it
is shown that tho accounts of tho vast
nartactlons of tbo Treasury havo boon
kept without an ermr, no higher tribute
could bo paid to the efficiency of tbo
Treasmcr'o olllco and tbo porfectlou of Its
Tho Court In Goncral Term has rofmed
tho application of tho uity of San Francisco
and Thniuns Knight for a mandamus
sgslnst N. MoFarlaud, Commissioner of tho
General Land Office, to compel tbo tssuo
of a patent for tho Pueblo lands of Sin
Francisco. Tho court also rofusod tho ap
plication of tho samo parties for au injunc
tion against the Commissioner, to estop tho
Issue of patent to fbo Pueblo lands to tho
poisons whom the Secretary of tho Intortor
and tho Conimlsslouor had decided to be
entitled to patent.
A largo number of applications for em
ployment In tho Brooklyn Navy-Yard havo
been filed with Sccrotary Whitney. Tim
mechanics and others havo beon Informed
by tho Secretary and by Captain Harmony,
who is looking after tho yards, that tho Sec
retary will not "makoany appolutmonts of
foreman, Ac, until after examination and
In accordanco with regulations." Whon
tlio board is appointed, which will bo soon.
thoso who aro ambitious can appear before
It; but, under no circumstances, will ap
pointments bo mado boforo tho 1st of July,
as thcro is so monoy to pay men, the
limited appropriations having run out.
Colonel Lamont says that ho has com
pletely recovered and is proparod for tho
rummer's work. Ills appoaranco, bowevor,
does not Indicato a completo restoration to
THE AMERICAN FI3HBRIK3.
Tlio Fourteenth Aniiunl Jlcciluir of
Tho first sosslon of tho fourteenth 'an
nual meeting of tho. American Fisheries
Society was held In the locturo-rooui at
tho National Museum this morning at 11
o'clock. Tho meeting will continuo thrco
The session this rnprnlng was dovotod en
tirely to tho business of tho society, tho
appointment of committees for tho coming
year aud tho election of now members.
Tbo attendance was qulto largo, aud com
prised some of tho leading fish culturlsts of
America and many others interested in tho
subcct of tho fisheries.
Tho mictlng was called to, order promptly
at 11 o'clock, ami at the roll-call tho fol
lowing members registered:
Wm. II. Butler. Jr.,Dftnitf, Mloh.i IT. W
ElKiITorJ, WHshlngloo, D. (!.! 1'raoK U. GltrK
Mlchtguni W. V. Ojx, Maine! W. U. Miy, Tte
raonr.Neo.i Frod. JfnUior.CiM tiprlug II ir
bor, N. Y.: Eiigenod. ill ecfct jr.J, New y,rt
Tlicodoro Lyman, llrnoklyn, Masa.t Tarlitoa
II. Ileal). Wnstilogtcn, D.O i Colonel Marshal
McllonnM, Washington. D, O.s O, Ucow.i
fioede, Washington, D. O.j lion. II. A,n?rbort;
Tho opening" address was dollverod by
Hon, Theodoro Lyman, president of tho So
ciety. At Its conclusion tho appointment
of committees was taken up aud announced
by the president as rollpws:
Committeon revising tho constitution
Ficd Mather of tho Forest and Stream, N.
Y. ; W. V. Cox, Maine; F. U. Clark, Michi
gan. Committee to report on nomination
of ofllcers G, Ilrown Goodo. W. L. Mav, T.
11. Ferguson, D.O. Blackford, T. H. lloiu.
Tho following now members of tho asso
ciation wcro elected :
Thomas Leo, Potor Parkor, Jr., Frederick
R. Rycr, E. W. Humphreys, W. W. Ladd,
H. J. Rico, Jr., S. H. KouU'mau, J. Paul
Wilson, J. J. O'Connor, Frank L, Ellis,
Newton Simmons and a few others.
Aftor tbo election of tbo now members
a recess was taken until 2 o'clock. Upon
tho reassembling of tho society at tbo after
noon session tbo following papers woro read:
Tho Giant Clams ot I'll sot Bound, Professor
It. E. 0. Btoarusi Hibernation ot tlio Black
Ras?. James A. Ilonsliall, M. D.i Smelt Hatch
ing, t'red Mathor: Results ot Artificial Propa
gation and Planting ot Whlto Fish in the
Great Lake, Frank SJ. Clarki Tho Porpoise
Fishery ot Uapo Ilatteras, Frederick W. True:
Does Transplanting AlToct tho Food orQamo
Qualities ot Curtain 1'lsUos ?A. Nelson Olienny;
How to ltestoro our Trout Btroarn", J, a. Van
CLIPPED FROM THE PAPERS.
Idaho will build a capltol at a cost ot $3),
A professor ot natural history saya animals
Now York barbers aro now callol upon to
clip poodles and shampoo pugs,
Outot every hundred toushs, roughs nod
gamblers to bo found In New Orleans, at loa-t
UO per cent, ball from Chicago.
tmperorsot China aro privileged to nnmo
their snecessors from among tbo mala mqai
b. rs ot tbelr own or a rolattyo's tanilly.
Orcen County. WlocorTslo, cheeso factories
expect to turn out n,000,uuo pouuds ot cheeso
oit 60O,0OU pounds ot butter thlsBCUiou.
Oily four years ago Minnesota bait but two
creamerlec, and now thero aro eighty. Tuo
product tor 1881 was SO,O0O,000 pounds.
Deodwoodrluka will horoafter bo open to
Buuday patruiis lor throe boura lu tho altir
noon. Washington has 180 chiirohr-B. with -10,031
members, ot this total momouralilp, now
ever, about 21,000 aro lu tho colored
Lieutenant 1'llppnr, tho first colored grad
uate ot West Point, went to Mexton attir hts
dlrgrace In Texas, aud Is uoiv u colonel In tU
Cincinnati stands fourth among tho publish
ing centres ot tho country, lior annual pro
duct ot books and pipers amounting tn vatuo
to more than if.l.OOO.OOO.
It Is asserted that tho giraffe can so closoly
Imitate nature that I be most practice.! eye bas
tailed to distinguish tho animal from ono ot
thodead and blasted trees which abound lu
Keelr, of motor fatluro fame, has nt last dis
covered a now power, whtoh he Bays consists
ot ''luteratfnilo air" or "lumlnltoroua othor,"
and dynamite Is as a parlor match to It.
Much excitement exists at ttochostir, N. V.,
over the discovery that tho iruuBoleum. ot
General . 0. Marsbail has Deeu iletaced by
vandals, who chipped tho name from tho In
scription. "do you play ths piano, my Httlo girl l" sold
a gcuileman to a little mtss. "yetu, sir."
"And can you play any other Instrument?"
"Not yet, thlrs butlexpoetti ploytlw harp
wnon i go 10 ueavon.- iuosi u winner,
Henry Irving says the st amer which carried
lilm buck to Euglond "acted admirably," Wo
Icier Horn this that tho VJfeel limped whon It
wiiUof, and i-nlil "itawnry" when It meant
'Henry," INew York Uraphl?.
A number ot dead llsh Imvob-en washed up
on the Peach near Long Urauou. Tlio theory
that their doathwas caused ny Tennyson's
pcoro, which caino over too cabloa low days
ego, eoems plautlhlo, Norrlstowu ItoroU.
A young mairled man ot Plltsutirgh has
died Irotn over exertion at a skuttng-rtiik. It
thoponrrolloir had reserved hts euergleatu
push tho baby cart hn.wouM have neon alive
to-day. Very row ouug man