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. ARMY NOTES.
Col. Herbert A. Ilascall, retired, died in Chi
cago Tuesday, after along illness, aged fit ty-slx.
Col. Hascall earned a reputation as a fearless
officer In Florida during tho Seminole outbreak,
was in Utah during the Mormon troubles, and
saw much activo service In tho Civil War. IIo
was at ono time professor of mathematics at
First Lieut. E. I. Grumley, 17th Inf., now un
der instruction at the U. S. Inf. and Cav.
School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., has been re
lieved from further duty at the school, and will
join his co.
Tho leave Granted 2d Lt. J. T. Nance. 2d Cav..
Sept. 30, lS'JO, Dept. Ariz., has been extended 1
Capt. Charles Hay, Commissary Subsistence,
has been ordered to proceed from Denver, Col.,
to Greeley and La Porte, Col., on nubile busi
ness. The retirement from active service on Oct. 12,
1S90, by operation of law, of Capt. A. V. Cher
bonnier, medical storekeeper, is announced.
Capt. Charles Parker, 9th Cav., has been or
dered to repair without delay to Jefferson Bar
racks, Mo., and report to tho comdg. officer for
duty at that depot.
On tho recommendation of the regimental
comdr. tho following transfers in the 7th Inf.
are ordered: Capt. Constant Williams, from Co.
F to Co. I; Capt. A. H. Jackson, from Co. I to
Co. F. Capt. Jackson will join the co. to which
Tho following transfers in tho 3d Art. are
made: 1st Lt. C. W. Hobbs, fromUat. A to Bat.
G; 1st Lt. B. H. Randolph, from Bat. G to Bat.
A. Lt. Hobbs will proceed to join Bat. G.
Second Lieut. F. G. Kalk, 3d Inf., has been
granted leave of absence for 3 months.
The leave of Capt. Delany, 9th Inf., has been
extended 2 months.
THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.
Plans for a twin screw armor-plated harbor
defense ram, authorized by the act of March 2,
18S9, have been completed at the Navy Dept.
The design is by Rear Adm. Ammen. The ves
sel is to have no armament and will be obliged
to rely entirely on her ramming in action. The
design contemplates a length over all of 243
feet, an extreme breadth of 43 feet 5 inches, and
a draft of 15 feet. Tho displacement is to bo
2,050 tons, the indicated horse-power 4,800, and
the speed 17 knots. The outside strata of the
deck armor is to be 0 inches in thickness, tho
next strata tapering in thickness from 5J to 2J
inches, and tho remainder of the deck plating is
to be 2J inches thick. The side armor is to bo
in two stratas, the outside ono G Inches and tho
lower 3 inches.
The Richmond has arrived at New London
with the New Hampshire in tow.
The Navy Dept. has been informed that the
recent test at tho Annapolis (Md.) proving
ground of a rapid-firing 4-inch gun mounted on
a carriage was satisfactory.
King Christian of Denmark gave a dinner at
Copenhagen Tuesday to the officers of the U. S.
cruiser Baltimore. The King proposed the
health of President Harrison. Tho King and
Queen and the Crown Prince visited tho Balti
Lieut. J. F. Simmons, U. S. revenue marine,
and until recently in command of tho revenue
cutter John A. Dix, died at Galveston Tuesday
The following promotions in the Navy will
take place as a result of tho death of Comdr.
C. L. Huntington on Wednesday: Lieut. Comdr.
Hitchcock to be comdr., Lt. Walton Goodwin
10 ue it. cotnur.
Tho Concord made her last unofficial trial trip
at Chester Wednesday. The ruu of sixty miles
was made In three hours and forty minutes, and
Chief Eng. Peck says that everything worked
smoothly. The Concord is nearly completed,
and will be reported to tho Navy Dept. in a few
days, when the official trip will be made.
Prof. J. M, Rice, who has been professor of
mathematics at the Naval Academy for many
year6, will be retired at his own request in a
few days. It is understood Ensign Philip R.
Alger will be appointed to succeed him. Ensign
Alger is now on duty in tho ordnance bureau in
It has been decided to still further increase
the length of the new battle-ships from 12 feet
to 1(1, in order to enlargo tho main battery by 4
more 8-inch guu6, 2 in each turret instead of 4.
The armor of the 8-inch guns is to bo increased
from (3 inches to 10 inches in thickness. The
protection to the 0-inch rapid-fire guns is to bo
increased from 4 luetics to 5, and tho maximum
thickness of the side armor, 18 inches, is to bo
carried down 12 inches below the water lino in
stead of 0 before it begins to gradually taper off
to 10 inches in thickness. The addition of tho
4 b-inch guns will make these vessels tho most
powerfully armored of their class afloat. A
readjustment of tho contract price of these ves
sels has been made necessary by the increase in
their length, and consequently Cramp & Sons
will receive $3,003,333 for each of the vessels
they are to build, instead of lr3,020,000, and tho
Union Iron Works will receive for tho other ono
$3,223,333 Instead of -3,160,000.
First Lieut. C. A. Doyer, Marino Corps, has
been detached from tho Nlpslc, and ordered to
tho Marine Barracks, Mate Island, Cal. .
The following-named enlisted men of Co. B,
3d Iiatt., having passed tho required examina
tion, ure, upon the recommendation of their co.
comdr., appointed corporals: W. 15. Green
wood, C. E. Swlgart, J. E. Small wood, and
Tho plans for the new twin-screw armor
plated liurbor-defeuse ram, constructed after
the design of Rear Adm. Ammen, have been
completed at the Navy Dept. The aim of
tho designer wus to secure tho greatest pos
sible structural strength uud at the bamo time
present the smallest possible surface to tho
enemy. When afloat the ram will look like a
big cigar paitly submerged. The principal
dimensions are: Length over all, 213 feet: length
on load water lino, 212 feet 9 iuches; breadth,
extreme, 43 feet 5 inches; breadth on water line.
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the deck armor Is to be 0 inches in thickness,
the next 6trake inboard to taper in thickness In
its breadth from 5J to 2J Inches, tho remaluder
of tho deck-plating to bo 2J Inches in thickness,
including tho lower course of plating. The
side armor i6 to Le two 6trakts in depth, the up
per 0 Inches iu tLickne6 and tho lower 3 inches,
jj. it juiumtD, uiuuiiui. umiueuiii, io icei; uis
placement, 2,050 tons; indicated horse-power,
4,800; speed, 17 knots. The outside strnkn of
to be secured by bolts with counter-sunk heads,
driven from the outsldo through wood backing
of yellow pine, and two backing plates, each
twenty pounds per square foot, and setup with
nuts on rubber washers. All hatches throueh
the armored deck aro to have battlo plates, and
tho smokcplpe and ventilators aro to have in
clined armor 0 inches in thickness. Tho con
ning tower armor is to bo IS inches in thickness.
Tho revenue cutter Rush was reported at San
Francisco Friday on her return from tho Seal
Islands. All on'board are well.
Ensigns A. L. Norton and C. B. Brittaln havo
been ordered to tho Atlanta; Ensigns L. II.
Chandler and A. F. Hubbard, to tho training
ship Portsmouth; Ensigns S. S. Robinson and
C. F. Hughes, to tho Boston; Ensign D. W.
Boswick, to the Petrel; Ensign M. S. Miller, to
tho training-ship Jamestown.
Surg. Howard Smith has been ordered to ap
pear before a retiring board.
Ensign A. H. Dana has been detached from
tho Richmond, and ordered to the training-ship
Lieut. Walten Goodwin andLt. (junior grade)
A. E. Culver have been ordered to examination
Lieut. G. H. Peters has been detached from
the Richmond, and ordered to the Dolphin; Lt.
Herbert Winslow, from tho Richmond, and or
dered to tho Boston; Lt. J. O. NIcolson, from
the Richmond, and ordered to tho training-ship
Ensign Hueh Rodman has been ordered from
duty in the Bureau of Equipment to tho Naval
Surgs. G. A. Bright and J. G. Agnes havo been
ordered from temporary duty at the Naval
Academy, and placed on waiting orders.
P. A. Surg. G. P. Lemsden has been detached
from the Boston, and granted three months'
leave of absence.
P. A. Surg. E. W. Auzal has been detached
from the Naval Academy, and ordered to tho
The Baltimore sailed from Copenhagen yes
terday. Tho King and Queen of Denmark and
members of the royal family were entertained
at luncheon Thursday on board the Baltimore.
There were also present the Danish Minister of
Marine, U. S. Minister Carr and Mrs. Carr, and
the members of the American Legation. Mr.
Carr, on behalf of the royal family, presented
to Comdr. Schley photographs of their Majesties
and the Crown Prince. The photographs bear
the royal signature.
Tho Navy Dept. has awarded the contract for
building coast line battle-ship No. 3 to the
Union Iron Works, of San Francisco, at $3,
223,333. Work on the new cruiser will begin
at once. The vessel, which will be of the first
class rate, will probably be named the Califor
nia. Paymr. G. A. Deering, on duty In the Coast
Survey, was found dead in bed at his house in
this city Thursday morning. Death was due
to heart disease. Wednesday before retiring ho
was in excellent spirits and apparently in good
health. The funeral took place yesterday and
the interment was at Arlington.
The President has accepted the resignation of
P. A. Surg. R. M. P. Armes, of tho Marine Hos
pital service, to take effect Nov. 15. Surg.
Ames is stationed at New Orleans.
Ensign Benjamin Wright has been granted 2
weeks' leave of absence, and then ordered to
the Hydrographic Office.
Ensign R. H. Jaikson has been ordered to
the Yorktown. Gunner W. H. Farrier has been
ordered to the training-ship Jamestown. Sail
maker C. E. Minter has been ordered to the
Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va. Gunner William
iiaiiora nas oeen ordered to special duty con
nected with the preparation of tho San Fran
cisco for sea service.
Lieut. J. M. Hawley, Ensigus J. S. Purcell, J.
K. Seymour, H. P. Jones, and W. G. Miller
havo been detached from the Nlpslc and
granted 3 months' leave of absence. P. A.
Surg. F. J. B. Cordelro and P. A. Eng. Harrlo
Webster have been detached from the Nlpslc
and granted 2 months' leave. P. A. Paymr.
Corwine has been detached from the Nlpslc and
ordered to settle accounts and granted 3
months' leave. Ensigns E. Parmenter and
J. D. McDonald have been detached from the
Nipslc and ordered to the receiving-ship Inde
pendence. Gunner Joseph Swift has been detached from
the Jamestowu, and ordered to the receiving
Boatswala S. B. F. Langton has been de
tached from tho receiving-ship Dale, 1st Dec.
next, and placed on waiting orders.
Boatswain W. A. Cooper has been detached
from the Navy Yard, Norfolk, and ordered to
the Dale, 1st Dec. next.
According to the New York Seaboard of tho
10th instant, tho British Admiralty is just be
ginning to "catch on" to some of thn improve
ments that havo already been adopted by tho
United States Navy. The Seaboard says:
"The English Admiralty aro considering tho
advisability of adopting compressed air in place
of steam for the steering engine. This has been
strongly recommended by many of theenglneers
In the service who havo experimented with tho
proposed new inotlvo power with fair success.
Experiments are to be conducted on the iron
clad Marathon, with a view to determine tho
practicability of using compressed air In place
of steam power. Tho steering compartment of
this class of ships is a sort of box iu which, un
der way, tho atmosphere Is so nearly suffocating
that tho man in charge has to be visited every
three or four times an hour to make sure
whether he is alive or dead."
That is only in lino with what, two years ago,
our Navy Department decided to do, and its ilo
clsiou was based upon full investigation by a
board of officers, of which Commander Mc
Calla was president. Naval Constructor Pook,
Commander McCalla, and Assistant Naval
Constructors Hoover and Nixon united In ex
pressing their unqualified approval of the work
ing of the apparatus applied to tho Old Domin
ion Company's steamer Seneca for steering,
and they recommended to the favorable con
sideration of tho Navy Department this form
of steering-gear for ships of war. Subsequently
the Navy Department entered into a contract
with the Pneumatic Guii Canlage Company, of
this city, to Justal its steering-gear on tho
double-turreted mouitor Tenor, and tho work
i6 being rapidly completed. Tho pneumatic
steerlug-gear Is au American invention, and is
patented to the use of tho Piieumatic Guu Car
riage and Power Company, of Washington, D. C.
From our past oxporlonoo in tho salo of Shoes
In this city wo wero convinced that a FIRST
CLASS SHOE STORE. Whoro tho FINEST
SHOES FOR LADIES', GENTLEMEN, and
CHILDREN could bo purchased at MODERATE
PRICES, would bo appreciated and well patron
ized by tho public, wo thbroforo established
ourselves at 1217 Pennsylvania avonuo, and,
although but just opened, our expectations havo
been more than realized, our sales being' far
beyond our anticipation.
WE SELL ONLY THE FINEST AND, MOST
STYLISH LINES, and for prices below what Is
usually paid for common and shop-worn goods.
Wo.aro enabled to do this by buying in largo lots
for cash and being: satisfied with fair profits.
Tho shoes usually sold for S8wo soil for SO;
thoso sold for $0 wo sell for 85; thososold for 85
wo sell for 84; inject, all goods from 20 to 33 per
cont. bolow prices usually paid for tho samo
A Specialty. Try Thorn.
FORMERLY WITH THE LATE FIRM OF
DALTON k STRICKLAND,
1217 Pennsylvania Avenue
PROFESSOR SHELDON, 1001 F STREET
northwest. The only strictly flrst-class
Dancing Academy in Washington. A full corps
of efficient assistants. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
Saturdays. Send for circulars. se28-tf
ACADEMY OF TnE DIOLY CROSS, 1312Mass.
avenue, embraces thorough Preparatory
and Scientific Courses, and alfords every advan
tage In Literature, Music, and Art. Piano, Harp,
Violin, Guitar, and Banjo Lessons given. Gene
ral Vocal, Drawing, and Fancy Work free.
St. Rose Industrial School,
S023 G STBEEX NOKTITWEST.
AND CHILDREN'S SUITS.
OPENED FOR THE WINTER SEASON.
FRESH HOMEMADE CAKES always on hand.
The Woman's Gymnasium,
014 TWELFTH STREET.
REOPENS OCTOBER 1.
Professor and Mrs. Hartwig Nissen,
"WHITING'S, 518 loth sl
Ready to Refurnish Ladies' Pelt
Hats in All tho Fall Styles.
Also All the Novelties in Millinery.
W. L. POSEY has tho Largest Assortment of
nAT and IJONNET FRAMES of any houso in
tho city. 618 Tenth street N. W. oco-tfO
LADIES! LADIES!! LADIES
IS THE ONLY
Hat and Bonnet Frame Manufacturer
In tho city. Call and seohorNowShapea. Bleach
lngand Pressing. Straw andFolt lints Altered
to tho Latest Stylos. Ordors promptly attended
to. 1 OOO G STREET NORTHWEST. inr2i-ly
J. MAUKY DOVE,
GOAL and WOOD
SPLINT and CANNEL COAL
EVKR BOLD IN WASHINGTON.
TWENTY-KIBST AND I STREETS.
1030 M Street,
Wharf Foot of IT and G Streets.
HooTBr & Snyaer,
ffi lift B1 II 1 H
KU BBS Baxter
1022 CONNECTICUT AVENUE.
Wo beg to announce that wo havo situated our
Principal Storo at tho abovo address. Our stock
of Oriental Carpets, Runs, and Embroideries has
just been replenished by flvo different invoices,
comprising together an extraordinary collection,
whlchtf or cxtenslvoness nud for quality has never
been equaled In this city.
Wo havo.markcd these very oxquislto goods at
very low and attractive prices, and would re
spectfully request all intending purchasers to
oxamino our stook beforo buying clsowhcro.
D. K. VARZIUBEDM & CO,
SHOE EH AM CAFE,
Cor. 15tli and H Streets,
ONE SQUARE FROI THE WHITE HOUSE.
Dinner and Theatre Parties
TO THE PUBLIC !
Having secured a complement of tho latest im
proved machinery and skilled operatives for my
laundry. I am prepared to guarantee satisfac
tory work and careful manipulation of dollcato
Articles promptly called for and delivered to
any part of tho city.
Lace Curtains will recolvo my personal atten
tion. COLLARS, 2 CENTS.
CUFFS, 4 CENTS.
SHIRTS, 10 CENTS
T. V. KIELIAN,
Proprietor of Franklin Steam Laundry,
. 504 Thirteenth St. N. W.
MR. JOHN RYAN,
Invites tho Dressy Gentlemen to
call and placo their ordors with
E-I E3 -B IT ,
414 NINTH STREET.
An Infal ible Remedv
for tho Curo of nil Contagious DUoasea of
tuo uiiuurjr uxxuub; Kuuruiuuuu not 10
promico Stricture; jioBlcliouinirdOBos: and
mj tuvAmvuiuuvU v. luan U4 ULUU. Am
commonuca by physicians and Bold by dniK
idbts ovory whero. J. 1'crrd. (tracceeaor to
llrou), i'harmacl'cn, Paris,
W. DEt- SPEABE,
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALIVIER,
040 V STUEET NOIITJIWEST.
of tho kind in tho olty.
TELEPHONE CALL, 310. fo3-ly
JBrlc-a-lirno is all the vayc for
2rcscnts of all Ichul.H. Wo havo a
large assortment, all of our own
recent Importation, direct from
J. W. BOTEIjER & SON.,
023 1'onnnylvanln Avenue.
OFFICE AND SALES-ROOM, NO. OU FOUR.
TEEN1TI STREET N. W.
WISES OF ABSOLUTE PURITY
Direct from tho Vineyard of H. "V. CRABB
Oakvlllc, Napa County, Cal., to our vaults,
TWENTY-SB VENTn AND K STREETS N.W.,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Special attention given to tho supply of Family
Private Collars Furnished. Sweot Wines and
Brandies Furnished in Wood.
Tolophono Call, 008-3 dc22-ly0
W. H. HOEKE,
Eighth street and Pennsylvania avenue.
TWO CAR I0ADS
In Antique Oak and Sixteenth Century
Finish, ranging in price from
$19.50 to $40 a Suite.
WE ARE SHOWING A CHEVAI. SUITE IN
OAK AND ALSO SIXTEENTH CENTURY AT
S32.50, WHICn JS A GEM.
Somo splendid values in finer suites. Parlor
Furniture must bo seen to bo appreciated. Como
and get our prices.
IN CARPETS WE HAVE ALL THE GRADES
AND BEST MAKES ONLY, and aro headquart
ers for BOTTOM PRICES.
REMEMBER, THE CASH BUYER CANNOT
AFFORD TO PASS US BY.
Eighth St. and Pennsylvania Ave.
IT HAVING COME TO OUR NOTICE
THAT OTHER BEERS nAVE BEEN
SUBSTITUTED UNDER OUR LABEL
AND CALLED "FAUST," NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN TO OUR WORTHY
PATRONS AND THE PUBLIC AT
LARGE TnAT FROM AND AFTER
TniS DATE ALL CORKS USED IN
BOTTLING "FAUST BEER "WILL BE
BRANDED WITH THE LETTERS " A.
B. B. A." ON TOP AND BOTTOM AND
THE WORD " FAUST" ON THE SIDE.
NEW PALL STYLES
IN STOCK AT
VERY IiOW PHICES.
Seventeenth St. and Penn. Ave. N. W,
TELEPHONE, 003-3. oc27-tfl
PAINTING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES, INTE
RIOR AND EXTERIOR.
Decorating, Gilding, Bronzing. Estimates fur
nished for work in-city and country. First-class
material and workmanship.
Office, 418 Tenth Streot Northwest, noxtGns
oc37-tf4 MAONICnOL & SON.
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