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i r " '" r wtJ . ; '&t inix WK-zklig Wr&ti&n&l ntll$KnKv VOL. XXV. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, MARCH 23, IS 9 O. 16 PAGES. NO.l jtaittan Pf WHY BISMARCK RESIGNED. HE IS NKITHEK. SULKING NOK Al' l'AKENTIA' ANGKY. Hut Sullen, Smoldering Aticor Kxlsts In the lMsmarclclan Circle Onuses Whicli Icl to the Iron Chancellor's Hctlre mont Ho Named His Own Successor. LCopyrlghtcd lEOOby N. Y. Associated Prcss.l Beulin, March 22. Tho North German Ga zelle to-night supplied some much-desired light on tho causes leading to Prince Bismarck's resignation, seizing tho occasion to contradict tho statement of tho Hamburg correspondent that before the lato crisis reached its climax tho Chancellor had already made application for leave to resign, and had withdrawn it and endeavored to reconcile himself to the situa tion, but without success. The North German Gazelle says that this, like the reports regarding the Princess's opposition to the labor programme, is entirely erroneous. What has happened is this: The Chancellor did not wish to depart from the Cabinet order of 1S32, relating to tho intercourse between tho Prussian Ministers and the Sovereign, but de sired to retain his control and right of coopera tion. Tho intercourse between tho Emperor and tho Secretaries of State is regulated by the law of 1852. It was only within the last few weeks that Bismarck felt it necessary to refer to tho regulation. lie coinsidered its execution and observance indispensable, and did not wish . to be a party to its abrogation. The opposition ' ho encountered in this matter finally brought clearly homo to him the necessity for his resig nation. The negotiations between Prince Bismarck and Dr. windthorst with reference to tho Guelph fund and tho attitude of the Clerical party in tho Reichstag were only connected with the crisis so far as that the Chancellor re fused to subject his intercourse with the Depu ties to any control. No steps have been taken by tho Emperor personally or by the sovereigns of any of the Federal States to induce Bismarck to remain at tho head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The tone of tho Gazette only feebly indicates the sullen, smoldering anger which exists in the Bismarckian circle. Tho papers have hitherto avoided touching the 'dangerous and delicate question of the Emperor's interference in ministerial responsibility, but the Gazette's frankness will lead to a discussion which may awaken the Emperor to the fact that a per sonal, direct system of government has not yet obtained a supremo hold upon the German people. ,t ' Tho complacency with whifb Bismarck's re tirement is'now generally regarded may soon be replaced with regret that the country is left ok tho mercy of a self-willed autocrat. The Cabinet order of September 8, 1832, has always been held by Bismarck as Interpreting the Prusbkii constitution to mean that tho President of tliq Ministry ought to appoint his own Cabinet, choosing men having political chances and principles in harmony with his own. The Emperor refused this reading, and maintained tho right of tho monarch to appoint ministers having a direct responsibility, not to the President, but to tho Crown. Tho appoint ment of Baron Von Berlepsch us Minister of Commerce was the thin end of tho wedgo. The direct instructions that the Emperor gave to Berlepsch effecting the economic policy of the empire evoked a warm remonstrance from the Chancellor. Tho Emperor, in a written communication sent by him to Bismarck early last week, explained his views of monarchical prerogatives, his conviction that tho Chancel lor's claims were encroachment on the rights of the sovereign, and flually, his determination to exercise a general and absolute control. About tho same timo direct overtures to Windthorst and other leading Clericals from persons in tho Emperor's entourage, aiming to take the guidance of negotiations out of Bis mark's hands, produced tho climax of the crisis. On Saturday tho Emperor got, as ho proba probably desired aud expected, an intimation of Bismarck's resignation, and on Tuesday, In a closely written document of twenty folios, the Emperor received tho Chancellor's reasons for resigning. It was hoped that tho Emperor would assent to an early publication of this great historic apologia, but Its non-appearance, besides Thursday's rescripts, implies that tho Emperor considers it a private Stato paper. Bismarck has not parted with tho Emperor either in tho sulks or in apparent anger, for afto his decision to retire became definitive the Em peror consulted him with regard to tho choice of his successor and followed his recommenda tion of Gen. von Capri vi. Tho new Chancellor yesterday held a long interview with Bismarck and to-night dined with tho Prince and Princess in their palace. Since tho crisis -was disclosed, aud especially since Bismarck's resignation was announced, Princess Bismarck has held daily receptions, which have been crowded. All tho officials of Berlin yesterday filed through tho salons. Tho retiring Chancellor appeared for a short timo in tho afternoon and seemed mpro alert, cheerful, chatty, and bright than for years. Tho National Gazette asserts that Bismarck will not accept tho title of Herzog von Lunen burg. Tho Bismarckian sentiment certainly is that while responding to tho Emperor's expressed desire, as phrased in the rescript, "Dass ilir Bath und ihro that craft ihro treue aud hingo bungauch in zukunft mir und dem vaterlaud nicht warden," Bismarck ought to accept no favors or dignities from tho Emperor. Ho starts for Friedrichsruho on March 80. Tho work of reforming tho Ministry will not bo hurried. Count Herbert Bi6inarck, how over, persists in his intention to withdraw from tho Foreign Ofllco at tho earliest possible mo ment, and this obliges tho Emperor to make au immediate selection of his successor. Herr Mayback offered to resign, but tho Emperor objected. Jlerrcn Miguel, Beuulngsen, and HInzpeter are talked of as probable Miuisters. Count Eulou berger, now Civil Governorof IIcsse-Nassau, who is an advocate of reforms in the Internal pol icy, is moutionod as tho successor of Herr Hcrr furth in tho Ministry of tho Interior. Freisiunlggon visionaries dream of tho possi bility of their party being represented yi tho Government. Nothing is certain except that tho Ministers must bo submissive instruments of tho Empe ror's internal aud external policy. Advices from Vienna point to tho retirement of Count Kalnoky, Ills personal relations with Prince Bismarck constituted tho chief reason for boiug retalued in ofllco by tho Aus trian Emperor. Kalnoky's pliaucy suited tho Chancellor, but was not approved by Emperor Frauds Joseph, who will now seek a stronger man, and one ablo to give Aust 'a a chance to assume au equal footing with German diplo macy. Tho Austrian Government appears to distrust Emperor William's leaning toward he Czar. The guests at tho dinner given by Bismarck to-night to his successor, Gen. von Caprivi, in cluded all tho members of tho Prussiau Minis try, tho Secretaries of Stato, and Dr. Schwein niger, Prince Bismarck's physician. FOR SHORTER HOURS. A Highly Successful Demonstration nt Kdol's Hull T-iist Nicht. Last night Edcl's Hall was crowded with Fed eration of Labor men, Knights of Labor, aud many more who feel an interest in tho question of shorter hours of labor. Tho occasion was the result of the call issued by the Bakers' Assem bly, who are going to demand ten hours for their day's work, and in the struggle that may arise tho other assemblies of the "Federation of Labor have pledged their earnest support. Previous to tho meeting tho various trades' assemblies congregated at the Peace Monument, and, forming in procession, passed over the promiuent streets of the city. Tho procession was a remarkably fine one for a rainy night. Tho ranks wore filled with fine-looking men, who inarched in good alignment to tho music of two bauds. At various points rockets aud colored fires were set off, which with tho many transparencies in line mado tho show credita ble. Tho Plate Printers' Union headed tho Hue. When tho procession arrived at Edel's Hall the scene was one of great enthusiasm, aud the entrance of the various bodies into tho hall caused great applause. After several stirring airs by tho Marino Band the meeting was called to order by the president of the Baker's Asso ciation, who called on Mr. Millard F. Hobbs to act as chairman. Mr. Hobbs mado a stirring address and created considerable applause by his hard raps at tho employers who overwork their men. Mr. Detablow, of the Bakers' Assembly, and secretary of the Federation of New York, mado the address of tho evening, and his points in favor of fewer hours went right to the hearts of the audience. Mr. Paul Bowen and Mr. August Douath also delivered addresses. STOCKED WITH STOLEN GOODS. What the Police Found lit tho House of a Negro Thiol". On Friday evening Mr. William Thompson, of 1523 Caroline street, caught a strange negro named Thompson in his dining-room and turned him over to Officer Sullivan, of Lieut. Boteler's precinct. The arrest of Thompson throws light on many robberies that have taken place in the District during the past thirty days. Yesterday Detectives Mattingly and Wheeler went to the negio's house and mado a thorough search. The- result was a great sur prise. They fouud nearly five hundred dollars' worth of goods, and it took a large-sized wagou to cart them away. Among tho goods recov ered and recognized was a handsome overcoat and gold-headed umbrella, worth at least one hundred dollars. A partner of the negro Thompson named James Merlen was arrested as au accomplice and is locked up at the sta tion. ALL. THREE FOUND GUILTY. Verdict in tho Flack Divorce Conspiracy Case. New Youk, March 22. The jury in tho Flack divorce conspiracy case came in at 12:22 this morning and fouud a verdict of guilty against the three defendants, Shoriff Flack, his sou, "Will" Flack, and Joseph Meeks. The jury, in giving the verdict, made a strong recommen dation for executive clemency. This was tho condition on which the jurors agreed upon the verdict. Col. Fellows said last night that a conviction of a misdemeanor did not deprive one of an elective oillce. Governor Hill will now be called upon to proceed against Sheriff Flack to have him dismissed from office. FATAL RAILAVAY COLLISION. Four Persons Killed Many Others Man gled and Scalded. PoiiTAai:, N. Y., March 22. A head-end col lision occurred to-night between a passenger and a freight train on tho Western New York and Pennsylvania road, about four hundred feet north of Portage Bridge. Engineers War nor and Stout were badly scalded. Brakeman Beilly and G. Olson, and a fireman named Hughes were killed. A mau from Bochcster who had como to tako care of tho passengers to-night had both his legs ground off, and a passenger received fatal injuries. Conductor Godfrey was badly hurt. The MeCn.Ha Court of Inquiry. New Yonic, March 22. In tho McCalla court of inquiry Lieut. Ingersoll said in his opinion tho ship was a tidy ship, always ready for duty. She was tho first ship ho know where tho of ficers were compelled to qualify in revolver practices, aud whero thoy were regularly in structed in torpedo practice. Ho thought tho punishments were necessary. Tho witness denied tho charges mado against him person ally. Lieut. Ingersoll testified that Mr. Lemloy was a tomperato officer. Several witnesses testified that Coal Heaver Kearney, who mado com plaint against Lieut. Ingersoll, was not to bo believed under oath. Paul Uennig, another complainant, was also given a had reputatlou. . . Tho Tost Oillco Site. The Seuato Committee ou Public Buildiugs and Grounds pleasantly surprised Washington yesterday by agreeing to tho bill passed by tho House providing for tho purchaso of a Post Oillco site at tho southwest corner of Pennsylvania avonuo and Ninth street. It is believed that this action at last settles tho question of tho Post Ofllco 6to aud will in sure the speedy construction of a building. Tho bill will bo reported to tho Senate to-morrow. "Western Mary Inn tl R. R. Extension, Annapolis, March 23. Tho Governor ap proved tho bill providing for tho extonsion of tho Western Marylaud Kallroad to Tide Water. Ocean Aressels in Collision. London, March 22. Tho forecompartmout of tho Illinois is filled with water. She was in col lision with au unknown steamer off Eddystono, Tho latter vessel was elightly'damaged. FUNERAL OF GEN. CROOK. KEJtAlKS TO BE INTEUItKD AT OAK I.AND, BID., TO-JIOKROW. Iiylng in Slate at Chicago Distinguished VorsoiiH to Act as Fall-Hearers Gen. Schofleld, Secretary Froctor, and Other "WashingtonlaiiR Going to tho Funeral, Chicago, March 22. Tho body of tho late Gen. Gcorgo Crook, clothed in tho full-dress uniform of his rank as major general of tho United States Army, is lying in stato in tho parlors of tho Grand Pacific Hotel. Tho casket Is covered with purple broadcloth. On itlies tho sword and insignia of rank. Tho remains arc watched over by a military guard of honor. This afternoon tho parlors were thrown open and a largo number of friends of the deceased viewed tho face of tho dead General, which re tains a wonderfully lifelike appearance. Tho body will Ho thus in stato until tho funeral, which will tako place at the hotel at 1 o'clock to-morrow. Rev. Dr. MePhersbn will officiate. The procession will move directly thereafter to the Baltimore aud Ohio Railroad depot, .with Gen. Fitzsimmous as marshal. Tho funeral car will bo attached to tho 2:135 train, and will reach Oakland, Md., at 10 o'clock Monday morning. There the interment will bo made. Col. Corbin is in charge of tho arrange ments, and will accompanv the funeral part', with Col. Iloyl, Col. Stanton, Maj. Randolph, Maj. Roberts, and Lieut. Kennan. Following is tho list of 'honorary pall-bearers: Col. James F. Wade, Fifth Cavalry; Col. Thad deus Stanton, Pay Department; John Collins, of Omaha; Geu. Sooy Smith, Potter Palmer, ex Presldcnt R. B. Hayes, Marshall Field, W. C. D. Grannis, Wirt Dexter, Col. J. II. Sexton, Judge R. S. Tuthill, Maj. B. C. Cragier, John B. Drake, Geu. M. R. Morgan, Subsistence De partment of the Army; Gen. Robert Williams, Assistant Adjutant General P. E. Studebaker, J. Frank Lawrence, Georgo Duulap, Judge W. Q. Gresham, John B. Carson, Geu. W. R. Stroug, John Clark, W. Peun Nixon, n. J. MacFarlaud, and C. D. Roys. At Oakland the funeral party will bo met by Gen. Schofield, the Secretary of War, the Rep resentatives and Senators from Ohio, but the burial will be private. A telegraph was re ceived by Adjutant General Williams notifying him that Gen. Schofield has been ordered to take command of tho Department of Missouri in conjunction with his present command until further orders. Gen. Schofield will remain in the East. A largo number of persons have sent telegrams of condolence to Mrs. Crook, who is greatly prostrated by tho sudden death of tho General. Among them are Gen. 0. 0. Howard, Geu. Green B. Raum, Governor Lucius Fair child, of Wisconsin, and Wilson Barrett, the actor. Nrw Ybr.n, March 22. At.n special meeting today of the national board of managers of tho Sons of the American Revolution resolutions were adopted in honor of the memory of one of their number. Gen. George Crook, 'U.S. A., president of tho Illinois Society of the Sons of American Revolution, and appointing Rev. Charles Edward Cheney, bishop of tho Re formed Episcopal Church, and national vice president for that State; Hon. William II. English, national vice president for In diana; Governor S. B. Buckuer, vice president for Kentucky; Hon. W. II. Bearloy, vice president for Michigan; Hon. Horace Rublee, of the Wisconsin society, to attend his funeral as a committee representing the national board of officers, and that Col. Ethan Allen, of the New York so ciety; President J. C. Pumpelly, of the New Jersey society; Geu. Bradley T. Johnson, of tho Maryland society; Gen. W. II. F. Lee, of the Virginia society, and Col. A. J. Woodman, of tho Delaware society, be and they are hereby appointed a special committee to attend the ceremonies at the crave, and that the president of tho Maryland society, in whoso State his body is to find a last resting place, be earnestly requested to invite his society, either bv com mittee or in a body, to attend the ceremonies at the grave. Chicago, March 22. Ex-President Hayes with his son, Webb G. Hayes, of Cleveland, and Capt. Charles King, of tho Army, commandant of tho Wisconsin militia, arrived lato to-nlcht to attend Gen. Crook's funeral to-morrow. A Red-Letter Day for Baltimore. Baltimoiu:. Mi)., March 22. This was a red letter day for Baltimoro. Tho occasion was the "taking possession" of the handsome new post ofilce building by tho now postmaster, Mr. William W. Johnson. A distinguished party of Washingtonians camo ovor to assist at tho ceremonies. This party included non. William Window, Secrotary of tho Treasury; Hon. W. II. II, Miller, Attorney General: Assistant Post master General Hazou, almost tho outiro Con gressional delegation from Maryland, tho chair mau aud members of tho Committee of Con gress on Public Buildings and Appropriations, and many more such men of power in official life. Narrow Escape of Sleeping Family. Huntingdon, Pa., March 22. The resldenco of A. 11. Patterson in Morris Township, this county, was destroyed by fire this morniug. Loss $4,000. Tho sleeping family was awak oned by tho flames, which had cut off all means of escape to tho floor below. All escaped safely by jumping from tho second-story win dows except Mrs. Patterson, who was danger ously hurt. Clad only in their night clothes, tho homeless family walked a mile through snow to a neighbor's house, whero thoy obtained shelter. Anti-Pool BiH in Maryland. Annapolis, Md., March 22. Tho Senate bill prohibiting pool selling camo over to the House to-day. The Speaker ordered it referred to tho Committee on tho Judiciary. A motion that It bo referred to tho Baltimoro City members was negatived 11 to 43. The reference to tho Judi ciary Committee Insures, it Is believed, a favor able report, Tho Weekly Pay Bill Defeated. Annax'oijb, Mi),, March 22. Tho 'Weekly Pay bill failed lu tho Senate to-day for want of a constitutional majority, tho vote being yeas, 5; nays, 13. President Brattau received a tol ogram from John Bland, secretary of tho Mer chants' and Manufacturers' Association, of Bal timore., urging tho Seuato not to pass tho bill. Six More of the Crew Saved. London, March 22. Six more qt tho crow of wiu steamer vircui uavo ueen saved. f THE NICE NEW BOARDER. He Wan Very FnHclnating and Ilml No Trouble lu Uorroivlng $80. A genteel-looking, wcll-drossed man drove up to 1110 G street yesterday afternoon in a coupfi and took possession of rooms he had engaged thero carlioriu tho day. His carde bore tho imposing natno of Geoffrey Dunlap Lowis, and ho politely informed tho landlady that his traps would bo up later in tho evening. At dinner time ho mado a very favorable impres sion on tho other boarders, his fluent talk and repartee at onco making a hit. After tho menl was over tho party repaired to tho drawing room, where tho pleasant conversation was eon tinued. Geoffrey particularly Ingratiated him self with a fellow-boarder named Orison, whom ho invited to his room, where thoy might get still better acquainted. They got on tho best of terms, and exchanged confidences, until Mr. Lewis bethought him that ho had buslne6H at the express oillce. But alas, a draft ho was ex pecting had not arrived, and money was needed uutil Monday, when tho draft would certainly arrive. Did Mr. Orison have any cash that he could spare? Mr. Lowis would allow him to hold any security in his fiosscssion. Mr. Orison kindly handed him something over eighty dollars, and after a short whilo Mr. Lewis left. Then it dawned ou Mr. Orison that Mr. Lewis might be a confidence mau, and no time was lost in re porting tho affair to police headquarters. The police are now looking for Mr. Orison's fascinat ing friend. Another Flood in the Ohio River. Cincinnati, Omo, March 22. The Ohio River is apparently about to reach a greater height than at the last flood, when it barely reached 57 feet. Here it is already -IS feet 0 inches, aud it is rising at tho rate of two inches an hour. At Portsmouth it is rising thrco inches an hour, while abovo tbc reports say it is rising and raining. The Big Sandy rose 10 feet in an hour at Louisa, Ky., last night. Tho Licking River at Falmouth and Cynthinla is rising very rapidly and rain is still falling. Hero thero has been no rain scarcely sinco day light and tho temperature is growing slightly colder, but no fall of temperature probably at this time of tho year can prevent a very high river here within the next few days. Dined at Delnionico's. New Youk, March 22. lion. Charles Emory Smith, United States Ministorto St. Peters burg, was given a dinner by forty New York friends at Dclmonico's to-night. There wcro no set speeches, but many informal addresses were made by those present, among whom were William 11. McElroy, who presided; Warner Miller, Gen. Thomas L. James, President Gates, of Rutgcr's College; Col. John A. Cockrcll, W. B. Phillips, George William Curtis, Charles A. Dana, James M. Husted, W. J. Arkcll, Wil liam R. Grace, S. B. Elkins, Gen. Daniel But terfleld, Chester S. Lord, Thuilow 'Weed Barnes, of Boston; Daniel Lamont, and Andrew S. Draper. Poor Ellen Almost Done For. Ellen Ale, conspicuous in polico annals for tho past twenty-eight years, was arrested yes terday afternoon on the old stereotyped charge, habitual drunkenuesss. It is tho boast of this poor woman that for tho last twenty-five year 6 she has eaten her Thauksglving dinner at either the jail or work-house, a statement that is ver ified by the records. AVhen placed behind tho bars yesterday she commenced ier old habit of singing aud dancing, and while thus engaged she bursted a blood ve66el. The physicians of the Emergency Hospital were called in, and after treating her had her sent in tho police am bulance to Freedman's Hospital. It is probable she will die. Monuments for "Washington City. The House Committee on the Library has authorized favorable reports on tho following bills: The Senato bill appropriating $40,000 for a mouument to James Madison, to be erected in Washington; tho Senate bill appropriating $15,000 for a statue in bronze to Spencer F. Baird, late secretary of tho Smithsonian Insti tution, to be erected in Washington; tho Senato resolution appropriating 75,000 for tho erec tion in Washington of a bronze statue to Chris topher Columbus. Destructive Cyclone in the South. Uu.uti.OTTn, N. C, March 22. A destructive cyclouo passed over tho villago of Edgomoor, near Chester, S. C, this afternoon. Fourteen houses were blown down, a negro named James Mills was killed, and several persons were seriously injured. Tho roof of tho Geor gia, Carolina, aud Northern depot was blown half a mile away. Robinson it Bro.'s estab lishment and Dickey's drug store were totally demolished. Edgemoor's new church was also destroyed. Fire in Georgetown Last Night. Tho largo frame stablo on Prospect avenue, between Thirty-6econd and Thirty-third streets, Georgetown, tho property of Mr. Thomas Dowl ing, was destroyed by fire last night at 11:30 o'clock-. Tho flro was thought to bo of Incen diary origin. Tho damage was about 5-500, which is fully covered by insurance. Funeral of Gen. Francis H. Smith. Richmond, Va., March 22. Governor Mc Kennoy has issued a proclamation, ordering tho cadets at tho Vlrgiuia Military Instituto to attend tho funeral of Gen. Francis II. Smith, designating tho Adjutant General to attend tho funeral on behalf of tho Stato, and ordering flairs over the Capitol to be displayed at half mast. From "The Huh" to tho South. Knoxvu.i.i:, Tknn., March 22. Tho Phcenlx Manufacturing Company, of Boston, Mass., to day bought four acres of land in Knoxvillo, and tho works of the Phoenix Company will bo transferred from Boston to this city. All ex perienced men will bo brought from Now Eng land. This is one of tho leading manufacturers of wooden-waro iu tho country, , Duel in Front of a Theatre, ., Nbw Youk-, March 22. A prolKiblyi fatal1 fatal shootiug affray took place in-front of the' Fourteenth-street Theatre to-night, juU'lJe'fbrb tho hour for tho performauco. James S.-'Ilvdo quarreled with William Stambull, a Hval'i'icKct speculator, ana shot him iu tho abdorabri, ' Tho! nuniN riHAnt Ayl -. a4- 1 1 J-nun r-l If..f1 . 1. . .11 1 i.m. ticuicu muui. lunucnv. jiyuo -was nr-i rested. i . i WE ARE SILENT MEMBERS. MK. HEWITT SAWS WASHINGTON IS 8TIT,r. JX THE LEAOUK. Hut It Looks a Good Donl More as IT Wo "vTr in tho Soup A. Sncrlflco to Pro' vont tho Hrotliorhoou Getting the Host of the Iicnguo. President Young, of the League, and Presi dent Hewitt, of tho Washington Club, returned from tho Now York meeting last night. "AVo are still tnembcis of tho League," Mr. Hewitt said, in answer to an inquiry for his reasons for selling. "That Is, wo lmvo withdrawn from active participation, hut until our resignations are accepted wo will contiuuo members of the League I canuot state ut present when that resignation will be sent iu, if it is at nil." ''What caused you to withdraw?" I asked. "It could not be helped. The League was in a desperato strait, and tho only way out of the dilemma was tho withdrawal of Mr. Brush and myself. Why, Brush ofTored them $10,000 If they would drop tho matter and say nothing more about It, but his offer had to be declined. With ten clubs tho League could not possibly have coped with tho Brotherhood. Again, New York had to bo looked after, and so Brush and I sacrificed ourselves for tho good of the League. To bo sure, we wero paid for it, but nothing like what It, was worth, nothing like it. ' h "Wc wcro given tho option on tho first va cancies that occur, and it is by no meaus im probable that next season the League will be raised to twelve clubs. That matter was seri ously considered yesterday, "but It was shown that a successful fight could not be waged against tho Brotherhood with such a number. I have no doubt that It will bo done next sea son, aud In that event wo will bo in the League again." "How about tho Atlantic Association?" "1 notice," said Mr. Hewitt, with some bitter ness, "that Mr. 'Ted' Sullivan has secured an Atlantic Association franchise. That, of course, bars us out, but wc are still members of the League, and will be until wc join another association or seud in our resignation." It is evident from Mr. newitt's remarks that if he cannot coutrol the team in this city ho will refuse to resign from tho League, and thus pre vent outsiders from taking advantago of his present plight. Mr. Young was decidedly adverse to talkiug whether Mr. Hewitt or Mr. Brush had derivriu any pecuniary benefit from their withdrawal, clatmlucr that even to cive a direct answer o such a question would do a violation of the dub- ngauons ot cacu member of tho League NLAVS NOTES. The House yesterday passed a bill repealing l-tri1 4- t -V 1 rt M !.! Platan 1m.a I LHU llUJUUl UUllyiUU JllWO Alcoholic Liquor Traffic Commission bill agreed upon ov nouso committee Qnll'nt'ofu Km. r,filj- nf fl.rt mull nwnn.. ....In tri n relieved by bill passed by Senate yestordajy Eulogies upon the lato Representative gUv, of Louisiana, wero delivered in the House yVstcr- Authority to negotiate- for purchaseof the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana is gllven by a bill passed by tho House. 1 Bill to incorporate the King TIieoloKlcnr"H nil (in connection witb Howard University) vV.a3 passed by Senato yestorday. Appropriation for public building nt Peters burg, Va., reduced from $50,000 to S30.000 in bill reported to tho House yesterday. Argument was made before a House committee in favor of establishing a tribunal to adjudicate contested lanu ciairas iu tno xcrritones. Tho charges agninst Supervising Architect AVIndrlm in connection with the selection of u site for tho post oillco at Springfield, Mo., will bo , investigated by a sub-committeo of Senators. Fifty bills passed Senate yesterday; nearly all , measures of private nature. Defining lnger beer and imposing a special tax upon and regulating tho manufacture, sale, and importation of adulterated lager beer are tho objects of a bill introduced iu tho House yester day. Tho Board of Ordnance and Fortification, of which tho Major General commanding tho Army is president, has recommended tho purchase o'C tho Berdan rnngo finder. Tho avcrugo time of tnkingdistnnco with the instrument is DO seconds and tho deviation inappreciable. A bill was Introduced In tho Houso yesterday to appropriate $15,000 to enable tho ofllco of ex periment stations of tho Department of Agricul ture to publish short and popular statements of experiments in agriculturo for distribution among farmers. Representative Breckinridge, of Keritucky introduced yesterday u bill providing tlmtniinors under twenty years enlisted In tho Army shall rccelvo as pay proper, beside the contingent ad ditions allowed all non-commissioned ollicers or soldiers, S10 per month as first grado apprentices, $11 per montli as second grado apprentices, SI" us third grade, and $13 as lourth grade. Special Agent Whltohewl has mudo a report to tho Treasury Department in regard to tho com plaint of Mr. Austin Corbin of tho loss of a por tion, of wlno imported by him whilo tho same was in tho public store-houso under Government control. Ho controverts Mr. Corbln's statement in several important particulars, and speuks of the impossibility of customs ollicers malcin" a porsoual inspection of each package imported to seo that it meets tho terms of tho invoice: und in conclusion ho resents tho imputation that pub lie store-houso olllclala aro given to stealing. Tho rebuilding with nn iron hull of tho rev enue steamer Ewlng at a cost of $80,000 Is pro- "' posed ma bill introduced by Representative btookbrldge, of Marylaud. Rovonuo storekeepers and gaugers appointed yesterday: W.J. Davidson, West Virginia; James berey, Seventh District of Kentucky. :-' S. W. Myers Is unpointed postmaster at Short's Creek, Va. Sixty dollars' conscience contribution received yesterday from South Bend, Ind. Total exports of mcrohandlso from United States during twolvo mouths ended February ;5 were S839.4lKJ.8yo, otfalnst STOo'-MS same period previous year. Vuluu of imports last twelve months. 300,501.930, ugninst $730,476,818 preced ing twelve months. ' Tho "Weather. Por tho District of Columbia, Maryland. Delaware, and Virginia, rain Sunday moru ng, followed by clearing weather; l'ulr weather ion Monday; northwesterly winds; colder. Thermometer readings yesterday; 8 A. M 07; 1J. M., 50. Moan temporaturo, tti; maximum. 74; minimum, 60; mean relative humidity. 00 total precipitation, 0.58 iuohes. . V y M i tfe A K r In h 0- r k t h MSB.