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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, JULY SO, 1S90 12 PAGES.
THE GAGED BUTTERFLY.
YOUNG WHITE DROOPS AND OKOWS
THIN IN CONMNEMENT
A Batch of Rich anil Rnciy Lovo and Other
totters The Erring Youth's Friends
Hopeful of Getting Him Out of Ilia
Mr. B. Shepherd White, whoso present ad
dress Is Cell No. 22, District jail, is not nearly
as bright and debonnair a youth as ho was a
few short days ago, when ho resided in style at
tho Langhani, and sallied forth into society ar
rayed In garments of faultless fit and costly ma
tcrialscattcrlug smiles with boyish generosity
on the maids and matrons who lined his prim
rose path of dalliance. Sheppie's shapely figure
is not as erect and elegant as was its wont in
happier days. The contours of his handsomo
faco no longer follow the soft lines of beauty,
his once full cheeks aro slightly hollowed, and
there isn't the dancing light in those dangerous
eyes of his which formerly seems to have
wrought such havoc among tho susceptible
hearts of the ladies whom ho encountered in
his excursions into society. In fact, Mr. White
is a greatly changed young man.
But though mental worry, prison fare, and
tho hard bod and una?sthetic surroundings of
his narrow cell havo robbed him of his physical
graces Shepherd docs not neglect his toilet.
Ills raiment is still scrupulously correct and
even elegant. When a Hmiald reporter saw
him yesterday afternoon ho was dressed as if
about to take a stroll on Connecticut avenue,
and his appearance was in the most striking
contrast with the gloomy surroundings and
the uncouth aspect of his fellow-lodgers in
His bed, too, was supplied with the cleanest
of linen, sent by loyal friends, while the lloor
and the general appearance of tho cell were
spotless. A cool breeze penetrated the small
place, and altogether it was as pleasant as any
prison could afford to make the abiding place
of its compulsory guests. At the request of his
counsel, Mr. Pelham, ho has closed his mouth
to all newspaper interviewers, because thoso
who have had talks with him in relation to his
case have made matters worse, he claims. He
spoke very bitterly of a certain reporter on an
afternoon paper who professed such friendship
for him that he came out to the jail and offered
to stay all night with him. He spent the after
noon and a portion of the night with the pris
oner and in that time White told him many
facts that only could be given to a personal
friend. About 9 o'clock in tho evening the re
porter made up his mind to leave, and on being
asked to keep quiet about their conversation
said: "I guess I'll have to publish it." So ho
did tho next afternoon. This has greatly
shaken tho prisoner's confidence in newspaper
White says ho has fallen off thirty-odd pounds
since his arrival at the jail, and that the on
forced seclusion is gradually wearing him away.
Ho is very grateful for tho consideration and
kindness of tho oflicials, while of tho few per
sonal friends who have stood by htm he can
hardly speak without being overcome by his
feelings. Tho jail fare did not suit his taste,
naturally, and through tho kindness of Mr.
Hay den, agent of P. Hanson Hiss & Co., ho
has been enabled to get good substantial food
from the outside. Mr. Hayden seems to be
about the best friend the erring youth has left,
and is a constant visitor at the jail. Mr. Hay
den said that tho friends of White do not desiro
him to be released on bail at this time, as they
desire him to get a tasto of what prison life is
in order that it may bo a lesson to him when af
fairs arostralghtoued out and ho obtains his lib
erty. Mr. Hayden is confident everything will
be arranged with the parties White has wronged,
and then tho boy, having seen tho error of his
ways, will bo given a chanco to commence life
anew, and will eventually become a good citi
zen. Friends from Boston, Mr. C. L. Welling
ton, tho tilo dealer, and another gentleman, an
officer of tho Boston and Albany Kailroad, will
bo here next week to look after tho young man's
In relation to the question of blood Mr. Hay
den said it was bosh, manufactured by those
who wero enemies of White through jealousy of
his success in society. Ho was a pure Cau
casian, and in proof of this ho had tho word of
Mr. Frank B. Martin, of tho AVar Department,
a native of Boston, who knew White's father
and mother, uncle and aunts, and tho whole
pedigree of tho family, and he sa3's they did not
havo a drop of colored blood in their veins.
White, Mr. Hayden said, has as fine an educa
tion as any youug man of his ago in this city.
If tho friends of White succeed in compro
mising matters, In order that ho may be given
another chance, ho will go to Boston and start
afresh. Ono reason why White is so reticent
about his family is that he docs not desire, if ho
can help it, to lot them knowof his peculations.
How he can do this, seeing tho wide publicity
which has been given tho affair in tho papci-6, is
not easy to understand.
A friend of White, who was at tho jail yester
day, said that nothing had depressed him so
much as tho receipt of a number of letters from
lady friends chiding him severely for his
Tho announcement made soon after White's
flight that his Immense collection of letters
from his lady friends had been destroyed lifted
n great load from tho oppressed hearts of thoso
who had corresponded with tho gay youth.
But this announcement looked very strange to
thoso who aro familiar with legal processes and
tho usual methods pursued in such cases. In
vestigation on tho part of a Heuawj reporter
disclosed that tho only letters destroyed wore
thoso from tho daughters of a well-known pub
lic man. At least such wero tho facts as far as
tho reporter could get at them, and ho has uo
reason whatever to doubt they aro the facts.
That all White's mass of inteiesting cor
respondence was not consigned to tho flames
wus ofllcially couflrmed yesterday by tho an
nouncement that tho District Attorney had a
portion of it locked up in hissafo, to bo U6ed if
necessary in White's trial.
Below will ho found additional evidence that
somo mighty interesting missives escaped tho
flames. They wore selected from a largo mass
of notes and letters of no interest whatever to
tho general reader. How these came into the
posses6lou of The Hekalw would bo a highly
amusing story if It could bo told, but it can't,
at least, just now.
Tho followiug seems to bo tho half-incoherent
outpurings of a heart over-full of sweet memo
ries. It. is tho gem of tho collection, written in
a picturesque hand ou tho finest paper, of tho
palest bluo tint, and exhaling a faint scent of
Oh, you naughty, naughty Baby J I don't
know whether to laugh or cry wher. I think of
it nil I I will nevor trust innocent,
boyish oyesand dimpled chocks again novcr,
never! Would you bellovo it, Bnby? I haven't
looked in tho glass nil day. I don't daro to look
into my own face; and as for you I must never
see you again I I know I shall dio of But novcr
mind I Don't ask mo to forglvo you; don't speak
to me; don't come near mo I you dear, sweet
little wretch. Not to-day, nt least; nor to-morrow;
but on Friday night they aro all going to
thoopcra. I Know I shall havo a dreadful head
ache and stay at homo all alone unless somchoilu
comes. And he will come, won't he? A million
This ono breathes repentance and alarmed af
fcctlou in every syllable. It is written in rich
purple ink, as if in sign of mourning. There
aro many half-blotted words, looking as if they
had been twico written over by a nervous hand:
Deah Povsy: You aren't angry, are you, dear,
at what occurred last night ? I couldn't help it.
You know how Insanely jealous I am, and vou
did Ulrt with that girl. I'm sure every ono
noticed It, and I can't help showing what I feel,
especially whore you aro concerned. It's hor
ribly bad form, I know; but if you could under
stand how much I love you, I'm sure you'd try
not to annoy mo in this way. I'm suro
you'll forgive mo now. I have humiliated my
self enough, Heaven knows 1 I feel very
wretched to-day, and if you don't come to-night
I can't say what I'll do. Be sure to come. Your
There is a great deal of suggestion in the fol
lowing note, hastily scrawled on a sheet of
heavy cream-whito paper, bearing at tho upper
right-hand corner a printed address in a fash
ionable portion of K. street:
I can't see you to-night, Baby dear. Ho camo
last night just after you left, and in such a temper 1
It was a narrow escape, I didn't dare kiss him
on the lips. Those Russian cigarettes are dread
fully strong and havo such an odor on the breath;
and I wouldn't havo him suspect! He camo In
so suddenly I had to hide tho cigarettes in tho
guitar and roll the glasses under tho book-case.
He goes back to New York in tho morning.
Corao to-morrow night. and will be
here, but you must stay till after they go. I hope
Baby's cold is better to-day. My darling boy
must take pood care of himself for the sake of
his loving Auntie.
Here is one that was dated at Fortress Mon
roe: Popsy Deaii: You are a cruel, ungrateful
boy. Not a line to mo in three days, although
you promised never to go to bed a night without
writing to me. How can you be so heartless
and false ? But I'll be revenged if I don't havo
a long, long, lovely letter from you by to-morrow
night. That dear, handsome Lieut.
is hero, and I'vo made up my mind to begin a
desperate flirtation with him it I don't hear from
you. So beware! Everything is lovely hero,
and I would enjoy it immensely if the letters
that I long for only came. So bo a dear, good
boy and write every day to your adoring
Tho following note indicates that "Tootsie"
didn't have an admirer in mamma, but an
other member of the family was bound he
shouldn't get left:
Tootsie Daiimng: Mamma won't hear to my
staying at homo to-night, and tho thought of
having to talk to that ugly Spaniard all
tlio evening makes me sick. You must come.
I know it will bo disagreeable, but you
will do it for my sake, won't you? Bo
In tho lobby talking to somo one at 8. When wo
como in I'll speak to you and invito you to come
Into the box. Mamma will bo furious, but sho
won't daro to make a scene. Don't fail me,
Tootsie dear, and I'll bo eternally Youns.
There is a flavor of tho corps dc ballet about
Deaii Kidlets: I'vo been In town a week, and
haven't been ablo to get that last night in W.
out of my head yet. I know I'm acting like a
fool, nnd tho girls aro all guying mo about you.
Well, T own up. I'm struck, and if you don'trun
over hero soon I'll do something desperate. AVo'll
havo tho jolllcst kind of a time if you come.
Never mind about boodle. A gang of us went to
tho races yesterday, and I mado a pile. Wo'ro
not going to 'Frisco, and may bo hero for a month.
Try to come next week, and let mo know before
hand. I'm at the old place. Frantically yours,
From tho following it would appear that our
Say, young, dimple-cheeked Lothario was very
Thollowcrs wero just beautiful. I wore them
to tho opera, and had to toll Mr. that papa
gave them to me. Ho wouldn't like it, I know,
if he thought you had sent them to me. I think
ho'sjustallttlo jealous of you. It's horrid to
bo engaged to a jealous man, but then I must
mako tho best of it, I suppose. Ho's n good fol
low, but not at all sympathetic, as you are. And
I must havo somo ono to sympathize with mo.
If you only had his money! But I won't
think about such things, for it makes mo feel
horribly blue, and as lor you well, good-bye,
sweetheart; good-bye. Your over loving
There aro somo decidedly interesting sugges
tions iu this ono.
Deaii Dolly: I am a widow for a wholo week.
Jack went this afternoon and you must keep mo
from getting lonoly. Como to dinner if you can
atO. If not, bo sure to come by 8. I'vo got lots
to toll you. Novcr mind about tho music.
Tho possibilities of quite a romantic littlo
episode aro contained In tho following, which
seems to have been written by a wild Western
girl, judging from tho spelling, tho slang, and
tho general informality:
It's all O. K., old boy. I'll havo tho cart and
drivo up tho Avenue about 5 this aft. Bo at Du.
pont Circle and I'll gather you in. I had a dooce
of a time fixing it, but yours truly ain't getting
left when it comes to a bluir. Ta-ta.
i. i ii '
$8,745 for Mrs. "AVaite.
The Senate yesterday inserted in tho Suudry
Civil bill a clauso appropriating $6,7-15 for pay
ment to the widow of tho late Chief Justice
AVaito, that sum being equal to the balance of
his year's salary.
. . i
Tariff Hill Comes Up To-MorroAV.
Tho Senate last evening, after passing tho
Sundry Civil Appropriation bill, took up tho
Tariff bill, and Mr. Aldrlch gayo notice that he
will move to proceed with Its consideration at 3
5 NEW PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
MORE GKAND IMPROVEMENTS FOR
Citv unit General Post Office, U. S. Su
premo Court, National Museum, and
Government Printing Olllco Provided
for in tho Sundry Civil Bill.
The Capital of tho Nation fared well at the
bauds of tho United States Senate yesterday.
Provision was mado in tho Sunday Civil Appro
priation bill for tho purchase, at a cost of
$250,000, of a site for a building for additional
accommodation for tho Government Printing
Office, and requiring the land to bo adjoining
or iu tho vicinity of the present building.
Aho, $135,000 for tho purchase of tho Globo
Printing Office, ou Pennsylvania avenue, in
order to provide accommodation to tho Gov
ernment Printing Office.
Also, $500,000 for an additional fire-proof
building for tho uso of the National Museum,
on the ground west of tho Smithsonfan Institu
tion. Also, for the acquisition for a bull ding for
tho Supreme Court of tho square of ground
between East Capitol street and B street north
east, opposite the square on which the Library
Building Is being erected.
Also, authorizing proceedings for tho ac
quirement by purchase or condemnation of the
site for a City Post Ofiice, in tho block bounded
by Eleventh and Twelfth streets and C street
and Pennsylvania avenue.
Also, constituting a commission consisting of
tho Postmaster General, tho Secretary of the In
terior, and tho Attorney General, of which the
Postmaster General shall be tho chairman, with
authority to purchase or appropriate by pro
ceedings in condemnation a lot or lots of laud
suitable for tho erection thereon of a building
for the uso of tho Post Office Department, which
is to combine the highest advantages of conve
nience and eligibility, giving due consideration
to the future growth and permanent accommo
dation of the Department, and a sum of money
sufficient to pay for said lot or lots or any part
thereof in the manner provided is appropriated
out of any money In tho Treasury not otherwise
Also, a provisslon requiring tho Botanic Gar
den to be kept open for carriages from First to
Third streets, during reasonable hours, to bo
fixed by the joint Committee on the Library.
In relation to tho proposed building for tho
Supreme Court Mr. Gorman asked Mr.
Morrill (the mover of tho amendment) whether
there was any limitation as to cost?
Mr. Morrill replied that thero was not; but that
tho ground had to be acquired iu order to make
tho Capitol grounds symmetrical, and that it
could never bo got cheaper than now. Mr.
Gorman suggested a limitation of the cost to
$700,000. Mr. Morrill said that he had no
idea that tho ground could bo purchased now
at $700,000. Uo thought that perhaps it could
be obtained for $S00,000. Mr. Gorman there
upon moved to limit the cost to $800,000. Tho
motion was'agreed to.
The amendment ns to the proposed Latin
American Memorial Library was amended by
striking out tho provision for tho erection of a
building to cost $500,000, and by substituting a
provision for a section of the Library of Con
gress, to bo known as tho Latin-American
Memorial Library, and appropriating $25,000
for its outfit. The motion was agreed to,
and the amendment as amended was agreed to.
This was a serious disappointment to Senator
Gorman and others, who havo advocated tho
erection of a memorial library building, as sug
gested in resolutions adopted by the Pan-American
Conference, and it is now hoped that tho
provision, as mado by tho Senate yesterday,
will be stricken out entirely when tho matter
comes before tho conferees on the disagree
ments between tho two Houses.
MEN BURNED BY MOLTEN METAL
Terrible Results of an Explosion In an
New Yoiuc, July 19. At 2 o'clock this
afternoon, while tho employes of Cassldy & Ad
ler's iron foundry, 531 to 530 AVest Fifty-fifth
street, wero standing about a smelting furnace
which contained about six tons of iron, some
of which was being run off into moulds, the
caldron exploded and sixteen men wero more
or less burned by tho molten metal. Ono of
the number, Francis Scallin, the fireman, was
so badly burned that his life Is despaired of.
The flying liquid metal covered his entire body
so that recognition was barely possible. The
explosiou was caused, it Is said, by tho neglect
of some workingmen who wero assigned to that
task to keep prodding and stirring tho molten
metal while it was being drained into tho
moulds. Tho gases that generated in the molten
iron caused tho explosion.
MR. AND MRS. DAMROSCH
Coaching Through Scotland with Air.
Paius, July 19. Mr. Walter Damrosch and
his bride, tho daughter of Mr. James G. Blaine,
tho American Secretary of State, spent three
days at tho residenco of Mr. AVhltelaw Beld, tho
American Minister, this week. They visited tho
opera and mot at dinner Count von Munster,
tho Ambassador; Scfior Marlscal, tho Mexican
Minister, and a number of prominent Ameri
cans. Mr. and Mrs. Damrosch left Paris for
England. They aro going on a coaching tour
through Scotland with Mr. Andrew Carnegie.
Thoy will sail for America August 1. Tho
sociul SCU60H hero has closed and the officials
aro leaving the city. A largo number of Ameri
cans aro pus6ing through Paris. Few remain in
the city. A majority of them aro going to
French watering-places and to Switzerland. "
C. L. Wilson, of Maryland, has been ap
pointed a member of tho Board of Pension Ap
peals in thu Interior Department.
Alfred Ewer has been temporarily commis
sioned as examiner of national banks for Bos
ton durlug tho absence on leave of J. AV-. Ma
gruder. Bulldozer Oottroll Arrested.
MontgomehYjAla., July 19. AV.AV. Cottrell,
of Cedar Keys, Fla., who recently cre
ated a sensation there, was arrested in
Lowndes County, Ala., to-day by United States
Marshal Walker. He camo to thl6 city with
some of his friends and promptly gave bond.
WILD HORSES IN THE STREETS.
Exciting Scenes Caused hy n Flro in Nall
or's Rig tlvory Stable.
Allison Nailor's extensive livery stablo camo
near being destroyed by flro last night, nnd that
it wasn't is due entirely to the excellent work
of the fire department. The stables occupy
nearly half of tho block between Thirtccn-and-a-half
and Fourteenth and C and D streets,
and aro about tho most extensive iu tho city.
The central wing is used for sleeping quarters
for the horses, and that portion directly adjoin
ing ou tho west is used as a hay loft and car
riage repository. The lire originated in tho
lower end of tho hay loft, and in
a very few minutes the place was all ablaze
and threatening tho remainder of the
building. Willing hands went to work and
removed tho carriages, whllo tho stablemen
proper looked after tho safety of tho one
hundred and more horses. Tho horses were all
cut loose, and under whips wore beaten out of
tho burning building. Tho stampedo thoy
caused on tho Avenue and adjacent strcots was
startling and dangerous. They ran helter
skelter in every direction, and though many
wero recovered it is doubtful if the remainder
will bo caught until somo time to-day. The ex
cellent work of tho department kept tho flro in
tho building where it originated, and though it
was gutted completely tho loss will not exceed
$500, which is covered by insurance.
Mr. Nailor has issued a card, in which he
says: "I desiro to express my most sincere
thanks to tho fire department, the police, and
all my friends who so kindly assisted in rescu
ing my horses and property from fire at my
stables last night."
A BIG BASE-BALL. DEAL.
Humored Amnlgation of tho Iioaguo and
Western and American Associations.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 19. Tho Journal
prints details of a plan for an amalgation of
tho National League, American Association,
and tho AVestern Association into ono organiza
tion of sixteen cities. These would be divided
into an Eastern and a AVestern circuit, as fol
lows: Eastern New York, Brooklyn, Boston,
Philadelphia, AVasbiugton, Pittsburg, Cincin
nati, and Cleveland. AVestern Chicago, Mil
waukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, Indiauapolis,
Kansas City, Omaha, and St. Louis. On each
circuit a regular schedule, would be played.
Tho winners in each would then play a world's
championship series in each of the League
UNCLE SAM MUST PAY UP.
Present Practices in Departments Sevoroly
In the Senate yesterday during tho consider
ation of the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill an
amendment to add to tho appropriation of
$100,000 for artificial limbs, or commutation
therefor, the words: "And in cases of commu
tation tho money shall bo paid directly to tho
soldier, sailor, or marine; and no feo or com
pensation shall be allowed or paid to any agent
or attorney." was mado tho text of a statement
by Mr. Cockrell to the effect that it has been
the practice of the various Departments of tho
Government not to inform creditors of tho fact
that money is due to them; that that practice
has encouraged the increase of claim agents
who find out (probably from Department
clerks) the names of persons who havo such
claims, and who send circulars to them offering to
collect tho amount due in consideration of a cer
tain percentage, and that that has been tho case
in regard to commutation for artificial limbs,
no gave tho names of three firms of AVashing
ton claim agents who have been active in that
business until tho attention of the Surgeon Gen
eral was called to it, and until he took means
to put a stop to it by circulars to Grand Army
posts and by prohibiting such claim agonts
from practicing in his bureau, lie said that
ono of these firms had appealed to the Secretary
of AVar against the action of tho Surgeon Gen
eral in "interfering with tho prosecution of an
honorable business." The moral of tho wholo
story was that it is tho duty of tho Government,
whenever its records show an indebtedness to
any person, soldier or citizen, to hunt that per
son up and pay hirn whatever is found duo to
An important piece of news given, incident
ally, by Ir. Cockrell is that tho Committee on
Military Affairs intends to report ami press to
passage a bill which will require Government
officers to adjudicate all claims of whatever
kind against tho Government, and that the per
sons to whom tho money is duo shall bo hunted
for and the money paid to them, when thoy aro
found. He added, al60, that if ho could do so,
ho would havo tho hill mado applicable to all
claims, no matter how old. Ho would havo
tho bar of tho statuto of limitation removed en
tirely. Mr. Blair followed with remarks in the samo
lino, and controsted tho practice of the Govern
ment in withholding information as to its lia
bilities with tho practice of tho "effeto govern
ments, thoso monarchies and despotisms and
disgraceful institutions of tho Old World." Ho
said that if Great Britain owed anything to a
common soldier or 6allor or individual, ho or
his representatives would be hunted up and
paid, whereas tho Government of tho United
States did nothing of tho kind.
Mr. Plutt suggested that many soldiers who
had been entitled to an additional bounty of
$100, and who had not received it before tho
limitation of tho timo fixed, (1880,) might hayo
received It If claim agonts had boon moro active
than they wero.
After further discussion tho amendment was
Eloped with His Employer's Money.
Edward Kohler keops a largo bakory on
Thirteenth street and employs about twenty men
with wagons to deliver his bread every morning.
Among them is a man named Edward Twino,
who for several years has had the confidenco of
his employer, but yesterday it was discovered
that ho had embezzled quite a sum of mouey
and decamped. He collected tho week's broad
bills on Iriday, and tho sales of Saturday,
amounting to nearly $100, and did not make
roturus. Tho pollco wero notified and aro look
ing for tho man.
The Federal Election Bill.
Tho Kepublicau members of tho Senato Com
mittee ou Privileges and Elections yesterday
resumed consideration of tho Federal Election
hill. They weio also iu session Friday night.
Tho reason for this somewhat unusual dovo
tlon to business is said to bo duo to a desiro to
complete tho preparation of a measure to ho
submitted to a caucus early next week,
WINDOM'S BOND -POLICY.
PREPARING TO USE UP ME INCREAS
ING TREASURY SURPLUS.
Largo Amount of Interest-Roaring Obli
gations to ho Rotirod Temporary Sus
pension or Rond Purchases Now Invl
tation for Proposals to Sell.
Secretary AVindom issued tho followiug cir
cular yesterday afternoon in rogard to bond
By vlrtuoof tho authority contained in sec
tion 3G04 or tho Revised Statutes, notice is hereby
given that on Thursday, July 14, at noon, pro
posals will be received in thooillco of tho Secre
tary or tho Trensury for tho sale to tho Govern
ment of tho United States bonds of tho acts or
July 14, 1870, and January 20, 1871, for tho pur
pose or supplying, in part, the requirements of
the sinking fund for the current fiscal year.
Pronosals should stato tho specific character of
tho bonds offered, whether coupon or registered,
and must bo for the salo of bonds with accrued
interest to and including tho day of salo. The
right, is reserved to reject any or all proposals
for tho salo of bonds if it is thought to be for the
interest of tho Government to do so.
The circular of April 17, 1888, under which
daily purchases of bonds have heretoforo boon'
made, is heroby rescinded.
AVilt,iam AVindom, Socretary.
Secretary Windom mado tho following state
ment in response to inquiries in re
gard to his bond-buyine policy: "The
explanation of my action to-day is simply
this. Owing to tho recent very light offerings
of bonds tho surplus has rapidly accumulated,
until now it is in round numbers $50,000,000,
exclusive of $23,000,000 fractional silver coin.
The recent act of Congress transferring $55,
000,000 from tho fund'for redemption of na
tional bank notes malics a largo portion of this
fund also available for tho redemption of bonds.
The Department Is thoreforo in a position to
retire a considerable amount of the interest
bearing obligations of tho Government, and tho
advertisement Issued yesterday is simply in
tended to invite bondholders to name a prico at
which thoy arc willing to sell to the Govern,
ment. The amount to be taken will depoud
largely upon the prices at which thoy may be
FUNDS FOR DEFICIENCIES.
Many Items of X.ocal Importance to "Wash
Representative Henderson, of Iowa, from tho
Committee on Appropriations, yesterday re
ported to tho House tho General Deficiency Ap
propriation bill, the last of the regular appro
priation bills to be acted upon initially by the
House. The bill makes a total appropriation
of $5,140,440, divided as follows: State De
partment, $49,038; Treasury, $447,035; District
of Columbia, $79,711; AVar Department, $203,
003; Navy Department, $707,517; Interior De
partment, $47,208; Post Office Department,
.F1,733,89S; Agricultural Department, $2,755;
Department of Justice, $11,002; United States
courts, $003,558; House of Bepresentatives.
$154,392; public printing, $31,475; Court of
Claims judgments, $337,220; United States
Court judgments, $59,505; Fox and AVisconsin
Biver improvement, $35,302; State claims, $182,
891; audited claims, $-153,317.
Among tho items of interest in tho bill arc
these: Hallway mail transportation, $541,423,
samo for the year 18S9, $496,919; marshals' fees,
$190,409; special deputy marshals at Congres
sional elections, $34,749; fees of jurors, .5,000;
witnesses, $101,350: salaries of revenue officers,
The report states that a provision is inserted
in tho bill as follows: "That hereafter tho
Secretary of the Treasury shall include in hi6
annual roport, in tho statements of actual and
estimated receipts and expenditures of the
Government, the revenues from and expendi
tures on account of tho postal service." The
enactment of this provision and compliance .
whu ii on uio pari oi tuo secretary or tho
Treasury will result in presenting auuually to
the country, in tho ono roport, where it will
naturally bo looked for, a statement of tho
revenues raised from every source and of all ox
penses incurred in operating tho Government.
Appended to tho items relating to the Court
of Claims is a requirement that tho Secretary of
tho Treasury shall certify to Congress such
judgments only as aro not to bo offected on such
appealed cases as havo been decided by the.
Tragedy in a Newspaper Office.
St. Paul, Minn., July 19. A Pioneer Press
special from Spokane Falls, AVash., says:
"A sensational tragedy was enacted horo to
day in a newspaper office, Negotiations havo
been for several days pending for a prize-fight
between Patsy Mulligan and Jimmy Casey.
Thoy met this morning at tho Sjwkcsman
office, by agreement, to settle on tho
details for tho proposed fight. Whllo talking
matters over Billy Linn, a friend of Cusoy,
started a quarrel with Mulligan Tho latter
knocked him down, and ho was put out
of the office. Ho went around to a bad:
door, and coming in behind Mulligan shot him
twice, tho wound being considered mortal. Ed
Smith, another pugilist, was struck in tho
kneo and will lose his log. Lynn is iu jail.
Specie Exports and Imports.
New Yohk, July 19. Tho exports of specie
from tho port of New York last week amounted'
to $2,470,181, of which $2,328,181 was in gold
and $142,000 silver. All tho silver and $2,323,
181 in gold -went to Europe and $5,000 in gold
wont to South America. Tho imports of specie
for tho week amounted to $140,831, of which
$98,057 was iu gold and $42,781 silver.
Killed by Lightning.
Macuias, Mi:., July 19. During an olectric
storm of great violence at AVhituoyvillo, this
afternoon, Stlllman Albee's houso was struck
by lightning. Ambrose Albeo was killed. Ho
leaves a widow and four children. Mrs. Qulnn,
who was iu tho house, was rendered iusen
Beaveh, Pa July 19. By a yoto of 47 to 7
tho Kepublicau County Committee to-day re
pudiated tho nomination of McDowell for Con
gress in tho Twenty-firth District.
For tho District of Columbia, Delawuio,
Maryland, and Virginia, fair; northerly winds;
slight changes in temperature.
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 A.M., 71;
81' M., 71; mean temperature, C9; maximum, &i;
minimum, 50; ineau relative humidity, 53.
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