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f V**. 55?N?. 8,434. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY. APRIL 16, 1880. TWO CENTS. TEE EVENING STAR. * PUBLISHED DAILY, Except Snnday, AT THE STAR ItUII DT\*}S. Penrsylvanla Avenue, Corner 11th Street, by Tte Evening Star Newspaper Company. UEOltC.E W. ADAMS, Prrs't. The Evextso Star is served to robperibeT* in the C*t} by carr ere, on their own account, at 10 cents l<r v.frt or 44 ernts r<>r month. Copies at the ccunter, Q cents each. Ey mail?jortajre prepaid ? 60 cents a month; one year, ; nt months, S3. (Entered at the Port Office at Washin*rton, I). C-# 8? c!a?> mail matter ) The Wlerlt Stab?published on Friday?S3 a year, postage pwraid. Six mouths, f 1; 10 copies for 31S , 20 copies for #20. AH u.ail snl<scriptionS mnpt be peid in advance ; *.o j aj er pent longer than so paid for. Rates rf advertisinjr made known on application. DRY GOODS. _ ^ITHACTIVE A^I? DESIRABLE. _ New in stof k a fall lii;~ of Frrnch Novelt'r*. Silks. Satins and Velvets, Black and in Colore. Also L ark and f> : red Grenadines in a'.l-S;ik, Silk and Wo*l all Wool. 1,KM> yd" Shoodah CWk, 15 Wilts under va'--?. fhir assortment of Silk Fnn^es, Lacee, Trininuntf Buttons and other N?'tioB~T in the s:sn.e lite is much better than at any tiiuethis si' irv- C'ur ireveral Block is more varied and attractive than ever heretofore, al' at the very l*?*-jst w. n. imow.\, ap13 >*17 WarUft Spare. cmilL BAItfiAlAS. * DRY GOODS VERY LHEAP. SILKS! SILKS! SILKS! BEAUTIFUL SPRING PRESS GOODS. Striped Silks, 80c. Navy Blue Silk, Dark Green * Silk. Cardinal Red Silk and oth>-r colore, only 55c. . wortL *1. Colored and Black Cashmeres, pure wool, 25c. Excellent Black Silks, 75 and H7c. One hundred <1H? pieces Madras Giiurhams. new and choice - - Btyks, Id, 12 and 15c. Excellent quality Calico, 6He. Black Cashmeres, pure wool, wide doublewidth, 37c. SILKS! SILKS' SILKS! Onr *1. 41.25 and $1.50 Black Silka are SPECIAL BARfiAllkS. Lace for Curtains, 12c. to 31. CARTER'S, 711 Market Space. Pure Linen Fi?n:red Lawns, 15c. Beautiful French Lawns. Beautiful Pacific Lawns, l<k\ Shetland Shawm, all colors, $1. Very tine quality, j lire vn !, wide donMe-widtli Black Cashmeres, SOr. toll. H'ti k Tamise. 1'.luck Silk Warp Henrietta. Black Bnxfinir, 15 to 75c. Lace Grenadines, all eo]< rs. Flack Cashmere Shawls, pure wool, ?i.H7 to >>5. Pure Linen Table Damask, 50c., (special bargain.) Colored and Black S-.lk Velvets. Colored and Black S.itins. One hundred (100} pieces lieauUiu'Wcol Dress Goods, eprinx shades, enly 15c. CARTER'S, apl'2 711 Market Space, CPKL\? AA"I? SIMMfcK DRESS 0 ?OODS, We have ,'tiFt opened a splendia line of French PRESS i+OOl S. C"iui'risiinr a full assort men t of Fancy at d Black SILK J, Black and Colore,! Silk GRENADINE.*. Black Nilk Hernariis. P >n*eeK, Seersuckers. Shooda Cloth-", Mummy Cloths, Laoo Buntings. Linen Lawns, Madras (iinsrhams, India Wulls and Ir rench Nainsooks, all KTades. An inspection of onr stock is sclit ited. HOOE RHOTIIEll &, CO., si 10 13i?S F st. n ir., near Ebbitt House. J^LUK C.OODS. ? We have in s*ock everything to be worn during ? the H an ii, from the best manufacturers, at clos-; r Ifietit. SHOOPA CLOTHS. CAilLI.'S H MR CLOTnS, FRENCH DEB*>;KH. FRENCH BUNTINGS, BLACK SILKS, PARASOLS AND SrN UMBRELLAS, w KI1> AND LISLE GLOVE3TYLER <fc CIIEWWStJ, (Late Clerks with Perry & Bro.), aih WIS 7th street n.w. V^HIBTS THAT WILL GIVE SATISFACTION. The ""rown Diamond" Shirt, only 50 cents. The "Senate" Improved Shirt, 65 cents. The "My stery"Snirt, raade of the very best muslin and twenty-one hundred linen only 75 cents. The *'Reception" Shirt, made of the bejt muslin and extra vine linen, 75 cents. Beys'Shirts, af the l>e?t muslin and twenty-one hundred linen. 60 cents. At MECUniSS', mai23 lOO'i F street u.w. QUIRTS ! SHIRTS ! SHIRTS I B BEST DRESS SHIRTS TO ORDER fia.OC e FINE " " " 10.51 6 GOOD ' ' 9.0(5 FINISHED AND UNFINISHED READY-MADS SHIRTS. NOVELTIES IN NECKWEAR AND HOSIERY JCST RECEIVED. MEN'S FTTRNISHING8. THOMPSON'S Shirt Factory, E. MACCK, Pbopbietob. ravrfl llfl JP ft. n.te , opp. Patent o?3ce. ShirtsB H I 8 T 8. SHIRTS, TO ORDER. lO ORDER. TO ORDER. ? ELEGANT SHIRTS FOR ??.0t 6 FINE SHIRTS FOR 7.5t, 6 fcl PERJOR SHIRTS FOR 9.01 Buy tae EFREKA REINFORCED, the best il SHIRT In the city. For sale at Ul'BREriL BKO.'S, ir arl 1112 V street northireat, BOOKS, &c. MEW STVI.ES JI ST RECEIVE!* OK PAPER AND ENVELOPES IN BOXES, DINNER ('ALPS. BIRTHDAY CXRDS, MENU CARDS} WEDDING CARDS. A"the sew LAWand MISCELLANEOUS BOUK8 received as soon as published. New Books?M..'k K.oirs of Madame De RtlnUP .t, coim>lete, 1 vol., #2 Schotiler on Baiiments. # '.: F >r Her Dear Sake, by Mary Cecil Hay, 15c. . Peabody's Rf-mkiiscencea of Wm. E. Chaniiiarf, 81.50; Thebes and Other Poems, by Chas. B- Larned, i82. Sent by mail, 1 est-1 aid. by \V. II. <fc O. II. MORRISON, Law Booksellees asd Stationers, il 9 <175 Pa. ave. JJ^OVES' I?l TIOA'AKV HOLDER. A convenient arraRwement for holdinar your unwie'.Uy dictionary, a'vravs ready for nse. It is made uf heavy steri Hire, neatly shaped and japanned. It preserves the dir tionary and makes its coasuitat?cn a i leiisnre. Pi.ce ii. For sale by H.T1. RAJLLAXTYfVE * SOW, at 5 4'4S 7th street. VEW BOOKS. 1.^ Memoirs Mme.de Reirusat,complete clothj2.00 <??ikie'? Life of Christ, Author's ediaon 1.50 Huxley's Crayfish 1.75 Asa Gray's Natural Science and Religion 1.00 Herbert Si+ncer's Ceremonial Institutions... 1.25 Gatb's Tales of the Chesapeake 1.25 Celia Gardnie' Compens*tiou 1.60 Gautier'n Captain Fracasse, paper, 60c. ; cloth 1.25 Meriwether's Master of Red Leaf 75 Charley's National Music of the World 3.00 Fronde's Banyan, "Men of Letters" 75 Ward's Chaucer 75 Mrs. Hooi-er's Ci'der the Tricolor *' 1.25 JAMES J. CHAPMA.V Metbopolitan Boon Stobe, rr.ar-JO tfll Penra'a ave. pHESH LITERATI RE. Cnder the Window.by Kate Greenaway. Pr!ce$1.50 Insects Abroad, by Rev. I. G Wood 4.00 V;j<nettes <n Rhyme, by Austin Dobeon, with p intnidurtion by E. C. Stedman 2.00 Captain Fracasse, by Theovhile Gautier 1.00 tester's Physiolowy, 3d Edition 2.50 Doran's Annals of the Sta*o, 2 Vols 3.50 W it and \% is?lom of Sidney Smith 1.75 FroudeV Banyan 75 Wtrd's Chai.ci*s 175 ^ I RAJICIS B. MOIU H, Successors to Mohcn Bbos., ail 10I9 Pa. ave., cor. 11th ?t. Tbape S. S. S. Mark. Pebky, Houston County, Ga. we cave known riwift's Syphilitic Speciftc** :tj bnndr^df) of obstinate cases of HrphiliB, Xercuri&I llheumatifm. Scrofula, etc., and testify that it n acie the i>erfect and i?erznauea; cure^ 111 every ra^e. C'ai-t. Hiikrh L. IVnnard; Sam. D. Killen, Jndm Co- Court; -J. L. Warren, of firm of J. W'. Lathrop A Co.. Savannah, Ga. ; Ed. Jackson, Dep. Ci'kHup. V1 Warren: Dr. J. C. Gil^>ert, Dm^tflst; J-J*. Maiiii. Co>Treasurer, Wm. D. Piaroo, Sher. fi. 1 ain j ersona y acquainted with the proprietor, and also with many of the gentlemen whose signatures at jear to the fore>roinir certincate. They are men of hi?<h character and stantiiutr. A. H. COLQCITT, Governor of Geoivia. iSSSfci^iidW"" ivi" ?tKI co8<\RELLER * STEVENS. ? ? .. National Hotel Drag Store. Call on your Dru??st for copy of "Yountr Men's Friend." mar24-lm OLD WWfE A A'I* OLD FR1E.TDS ARE known as the best, so is JOSTH'S old stand ki own foryeareaf the only place where first-class SECOND-HAND CLOTHING can be sold at nT s; ectable price*. Address or call at JCSTH'S old stand. No. 619 D St.. between 6th and 7th sta.n.w., or Branch Store, No. 408 9th St., between J) and B . -** n w. N.B.?Noteby mail promptly attended L to. maril ^ XU AN TED?OLD GOLD and SILVER, la lartre or small quantities. Highest cash price paid. 231Pn*MTe.. t*twe?oand*H(ti. Bar! SPECIAL NOTICES. * -r A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE WEST t'- * END HIBERNIAN SOCIETY will be held ;it their ball. SATURDAY EVENING. April 17,at 7 JO eYlock. Punctual attendance is requested. By order of the President. ai 16-2t. PATRICK LARKIN, Secretary. fJSr- ST. MARY'S CHURCn, 6th st. n.w.-The Pastor of this Church, Rkv. Mathias Alio, has invited a Piiest of St. Alphonso's Chnrch, Baltimore, to i reach the I'aneuyric of St. Joseph in St. Mary's Church next SUNDAY. He is expected here next Saturday. The ST. JOSEPH'S SOCIE1Y, 208 men in number, -will celebrate the feas next Sunday. The Societies of S"J>. Boniface a-d Michael are invited. al5-3t* NATURAL MINERAL WATERS. ~ Bethesda, Bedford, Blue Lick, Conm-ess, Deep Rook, Buffalo, Lithia, Rookbridire Alum, Geyser, Hathnrn, Gettysburg. Friedrickshall, Hunyadi Janos, Apoliinaris, Pullna, White Sulphur. . At MILBURN'S pharmacy, feoi9 1423 Pennsylvania Avenue. BOOTS AND SHOES. AY e will opes ON THE 15th, 16th AND 17th, fltl 15,C( 0 CASES OF MEN, WOMEN AND ^ CHILDREN'S SHOES, The cheapest ever offered in the City. LADIES' DEPARTMENT. Ladies'Kid Button, from $1.25 up. Ladies' French Kid Button, from >"1.50 up. MEN'S DEPARTMENT. Gents' Dress Gaiters, 81.00, $1.25, 81-60,81.75np. Gents' Dress Calf Gaiters, $2.50, $3.00, up. Gents' Dress Calf, Plain Gaiters, $2.85, $3.60 np. MISSES' DEPARTMENT. UKjQ Pairs Misses' Goat, Button, '.?0c., np. *" ** ' " Lace. 70c.. up. CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT. Children's Morocco, only 40c. Si/'-e from 7 to 10, from 55c. up. The finest assortment of Gentu' Low Quarters ever seea in the city, to be had only at LEOPOLD lUClIOLO'S, EOSTON SHOE AUCTION HOUSE, 4f>l Penn'a avenue, ap!4 Sign of the Red Flap. J i st heceiveo.-FINE ASSORTMENT Men's Li^ht Sprint Goods, in Strap and^ctOxford Ties, Low Button. Hiirli Button and 1H1 Cottrr? ss Gaiters. Also, lar*e line Childrens'f 1L> Goatskin 8prinK Heel Shoes, of the celebrated wake of J. & T. Cousin's. Children outgrow them before they wear out. by k\'s, ap!3 14th St. Shoe Stoke. near Corcoran st. j;stablisiiei> lmia. l. beilbul'ts CELEBRATESHOE HOUSE, Ko. 1<>3 Seventh st. n.w, Sign of: The old Woman in Window. Gents' and Boys' Patent Leather Pumps. Fine Calf, Kid and Cloth Low Shoes. 'j j Gents'Broad, Easy Shoes, for comfort- f Hand-sewed Button Conirress Gaiters. Ladies' and Child's White Kid Slippers. French Heel Ties and Button. Side Lace and Congress Gaiters. Child's Shoes, all colors and styles. -AT PRICES ap!3 3m LOWER THAN THE LOWEST. \VE TAKE PEEASFRE lit AYYOr.YC11 ING TO THE PUBLIC THE FACT THAT A. F. MOH VA, 102li 7th st, northwest, *BV is sel'injr the finest line of SHOES in the market. Mr. mohan purchases for Cash only, and Bella cn the Smallest Possible Margin. Goods wai ranted aB represented. spl-lm lOaa 7th st. n.w. YORK SHOE STOKE, 605 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. The distintmlshlnK qualities of our SHOES are EXCELLENCE OF MATERIAL* ^ j,_ ELEGANCE OF STYLE, f ffl EXACTNESS OF FIT. rU DURABILITY AND MODERATE COST. ^ SPRING GOODS DAILY ARRIVIN3. Ladles' French Kid Boots, French or plain Heels, from $3 to 5.50 Ladies' American Kid. any Heel $1.50 to 3 50 Ladies' 3-8trap Sandal Siippsrs, any Heel $1 Ladies' Slipi>er8 from 65c. to $3 Gent's Hand-sewed Strap Shoes $2 80 to 4.50 Gent's Congress or Button, from $1.50 to 5 50 Gent's French Calf Hand-made Boot $6 Misses' and Children Shoes of all kinds. Boys' Kood Shoes. One price. mar33 ?EO. MCCARTHY. SUMMER RESORTS PERSONS DESIRING SUMMER BOARD in the I eautifnl mountains of Virginia A . ? A would do well to apply at once to MRS. VcMV ANNIE M. AMBLER, Markham Station, IJmUIUi F..uqui er Co., Va. apl6-eolm FOR RENT IN 0\KLAND, Mn., Two furnished COTTAGES. containing M ? A nine and thirteen rooms?the latter with VCTHkV hot and o ld water in kitchen and bathrooms. Very desirably located, overlooking the town, and convenient to the Depots, Hotels, Churches, Air. For further particulars apply to A. A. PERRY, Baltimore, Md. apl2-lai* IiiXULAA'D IIOI SE. BIDDEFORD POOL, MAINE. This ropiilar and delhrtitlully-located A ? A snmrner hotel, (for 30 years unde r the con - TI'Tft W trol pf the late Daniel Ilolman.) has been Ll"aH K replaced by a new first-class house, capable of accommodating 300 icuosts, fitted with ail modem improvements, telegraph, &c., and will be open for the season about July 1, under the same management as last year. Its sanitary arrangements and drainage are perfect, and the facilities for boatinir, bathing fishing, and ^unniu* equal to any on the Atlantic coast. walter s. starkweather, j ap2 3meod Proprietor. , |'HL TKAYMOHE, I SEA END ILLINOIS AVENUE. AiLANTIC CITY, N. J. Heated throughout. Gas in all the rooma. OPEN PERMANENTLY. feb20-eo26t M. E. HOOPES. ^EASO?i OF 18SO, BRIGHT HOUSE, 1. .A _ REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL., WfimM Will open MAY 20th, 18*0. li'Wl Term* reasonable. Bend for circular. feb'ifi-f.m WALTER BURTON. Proprietor. APOLLINARIS "THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS." British Medical Journal-m 1 "L'EAU DE TABLE DES REINES " Le Gaulois de Paris. i < Annual sale, 8,000,000 bottles anil jtiRi Of all Mineral Water Dealers, Grocers and Drusrajl4eo -'lets. < I 1 ?? 1 JJAYWAKO A, lll'TCHlIISOJI, 317 ZVinth street, ! Have added to their line of MANTELS, and now i AINTISD WORKby artists of wellestablished local reputation : also WOOD MARBLE- ' 1ZINU m new and chaste designs. ! FURNACES, RANGES and GRATES. ! TIN ROOFING. Sc. ' t0 MODERNIZING and ' ^N.ILAIING badiy coLStrncted plumbintr in < city (.mellinys. mar31-latp < Removed, ] A. R. LENDNER, the well-known Manufac- i turer:nK Jtweler and Watchmaker, has removed from his Iolk locate<l stand 932 to 1209 Pennsylva- ' nia a^nua, north side. Not responsible for work 1 leit at old stand. *p5-lm I KENTUCKY TROTTING STALLION r-Season ! 1K><0. Mai ders Chief, by Clark Chief, son of Vamhrno Chief; dam thorouKh- ml bred, by Star Davis, he by Glencoe; time, " 1 2-32. Address Q., Star Office. ap3-lm* riKOWH j tooth brushes. | tliOWN haib brushes- , A full Uit ?t W. 8. THOMPSON'S, J?ni? w.f.m.tai 703 iWlitW ifc I THE EVENING STAR. Washington News and Gossip. Government receifts to-dat.?Internal revenue, $C!9,744.4S; Customs. $375,17-1.47. Conscience.?Secretary Sherman to-day received a conscience contribution of ft,000 In an envelope postmarked New York. The money was in United States and national bank note?. A tag attached bore the words "income tax." It Is Understood that the President's family will not be at the Soldiers' Home this summer. Kot.er A. Prvof.?The Senate to-day passed a bill removing the political disabilities of Koger a. Pryor. Interest on the District Dekt.?Assistant Treasurer Wyman to-day made requisition on Secretary Sherman for "a warrant to be issued in favor of the Treasurer of the United States for fi9.s?o to pay the interest on the bonded debt of the District of Columbia falling due the i st prox imo. as follows: < m $660,000 tlnrty-year funding bonds at 6 per cent (semi-annual). 519,800." The Yeates-Mabtin (North Carolina) contested election case M as taken up in the elections committee of the House to-day, and Mr. southard concluded his argument in behalf of the contestant (Mr. Yeates). Arguments tor the contestee will be begun on Monday. The President Approved To-day the joint resolution granting the use of artillery tents, &c., at the soldiers' reunion to be held at Central city, Nebraska; the act relating to justices of the peace In the territories, and the joint icsolution authorizing the Secretary of War to Iran tents, (lags, Acc., to the triennial committee oi Knights Templar at Chicago. J. D. SMiTn has been appointed chief of the railroad division. General Land Office, to succeed Willis Drummond, resigned. Lieut. Joseph B. Hobson, U. s. navy, has resigned his position, to take effect October loth next. TnE Tennessee will sail from Hampton Roads next Tuesday, she goes to South America. Minister Ernest I)i<hman, our representative at Bogota, will be taken out by the Tennessee. He has received further Instructions from the government in regard to inter-oceanic canal matters. Victoria's Band about to surrender.?The following tetegram was received at the War office this afternoon, dated Chicago, April 16:? "Col. Hatch reports from Mescaleros Agency, dated 12t.l> inst.. as follows: Arrived hereto-day. Some ot the Indians are in. To-morrow will develop whether we can get them in or not. Col. Gilferson and command arrived on time. "p. h. Sheridan, Lieut. Gen., Com'dg." A Present for the bride.?The House committee on appropriations has instructed Mr. Blackburn to purchase a handsome present, of a suitable character, to be given by the committee to the bride of Representative Clymer. The present will have the names of the members of the committee inscribed on it. Mr. Clvmer is a member of the appropriations committee. Changes of Names of Post Offices.?There are about fifteen hundred names of small post offices in the country which are either similar to other post offices or are very complex. The Post Office department will proceed to graduallv change these names to insure a more prompt delivery of the mails, and also simplify the books and business of the department. All the names that will be changed are those of the smallest offices. The Work in the Pension Office.?A state ment has been prepared by commissioner Bent, ley, showing the condition of business in the Pension office on the first of the present month The statement makes a very satisfactory exhibit of the progress made in the settlement or pension claims, of the arrears of pensions there remain less than three thousand cas^s unadjudicated. The total amount already disbursed on this account is $24,500,000. and the number of claims for arrears now on file amount to $250.0iK). The Inducements ofieml by the bill authorizing t lie payment of pensionfrom the date of disability has stimulated the presentation of claims for various alleged disabilities. It is shown that In the past vear no less than $450,000 were saved by the discover* of parties who were not entitled to pensions and who were dropped from the rolls. The at tempt to make it appear that there is any delay in the payment of pensions is entirely without foundation, as the Treasury department has prompt ly advanced all sums authorized by appropriations f<-<r the payment of pension arrears as soon as adjudicated and certified tor payment. Natal Orders.?commodore A. C. lihind, as president of the board of inspection, May 1st next; Ensign G. E. Ilutter lias reported his return home from the Hanger and has been granted live months' leave; the leave of Commodore A. <i. Clary, at present at St. Miguel's, Azores, has been extended one vear. with permission to remain abroad; leave for one month is granted Lieut. J. A. Chesley from May 3d; Boatswain Andrew Milue, from the Powhartan. on 22d, and ordered to tlie training ship Portsmouth, 23d instant. coinage will be resumed at Carson May 1st. Sufficient bullion has now been accumulated there, and encouragements are given that silver bullion will be delivered there at the prices paid at San Franelsco. The department is not willing to pay more for bullion at Carson than at san Francisco. White House Callers.?Senators Rollins and Biair and Representatives Farr. Brlggs, Hall. Ipson. UpdegrafT. Valentine. Dunnell and Keiftr called on the President to-day. Tce Picture of Lafayette.?Ex-Speaker Winthrop, of Massachusetts, was on the tloorof the llcuse to-day and received marked attention from the members. He called Gen. Garfield's attention to the faded and decaying portion oi the oil painting of Lafayette to the left of the speaker's desk, and suggested that something should be done to preserve it. Actiu" under the suggestion. Gen. Garfield received the Speaker's recognition, and called the attention or the House to the portrait, jlc said that it v. as painted from life by one of Europe's great roastei s, and that if something was not soon done to preserve the portrait it would go to decay. <;en. Garfield then offered a resolution which was agreed to unanimously, directing the committee on the library to ascertain at what expense the picture can be preserved. An Ex-WAsniNOTONiAN Before the Exodus Covmittee.?The Senate exodus committee toJay examined Dr. F. M. Strlngfleld, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of this city. Ills testimony was mainly in regard to the organization and management of the Kansas Freedmen's Relief Association. This society he characterized as a lose corporation, managed and controlled from the very start by republican office-holders and politicians. Governor St. John, he said, was !he leading spirit in the association at its inception. Political motives were at the Dottom of the management of the concern, and the true secret of Governor st? John's interest in it was owing to the ract that if the white immigration to the state which was inti-republican was not checked or neutralized negro emigrants that his chances for reflection would be very slim. The governor, he said. relied largely upon this negro exodus vote to overcome the anti-republican vote which the witness claimed an analysis and comparison of the vote of tne state in i$76 and l$7s would show, lie asserted that St. John at a meeting tield in Topeka, which resulted in the organization of the association made a speech. in which he Invited the negroes Lo come to Kansas and in subsequent speeches he had repeated tne same invitation. Since then public opinion in Kansas had condemned the exodus movement and [iov. St. John and the state officials who were managing the relief association, have all re, signed and turned it over to the control of republican preachers and politicians. Doctor strlngfleld said there was a strong apprehension felt by many citizens that under the present management of the association, the rxodus movement to Kansas will continue. He accused the association of distributing circulars north and south which were susceptible Df a double construction. Those sent north appealed to the sympathies of the people and solicited contributions to aid the refugees, l'hose sent south encouraged the negroes to eme north. He produced and read portions of everal circulars intended to support this aecu-ation. Without concluding tne examination jf this witness, the committee adjourned until c-mcrrow. The District Investigation. ex-commissioner phelps makes a statement. Ex-District c ommissioner Phelps appeared before the Ilouse District committee to-day aud made a statement, explaining the position of j the old Commissioners. In reference to d1; positing certificates with the sinking fund, he 1 stated that a large number were prepared and signed ready for delivery, but are withheld at the District buildings, the assessments having been found to be Illegal. Capt. Phelps explained the various revisions and law covering them a<< heretofore brought out. and claimed that t'ie issue of tax-lein certificates by the Commissioners was prevented by the act of Congress permitting the payment of taxes at ?> per cent interest up to October 1st, i $79. At this point the statement of Captain Phelps was suspended until to-morrow morning. more testimony. George Sehlery testified that he paid special taxes in February last, and did not make any tender prior to oetober 1st, lSTD; he had, however, given a power of attorney to an attorney named Whit taker to collect drawbacks for him. J. F. Olmstead testified that he had paid taxes on property he owned recently, but had made a tender of payment prtor to October tst. 1S79: was told by capt. Phelps that he could pay his taxes when the accounts were audited and the revisions made; certificates were Issued to witness on the :sd of February last; when on the 29th of September witness went to the Dist rict office he would have paid all the taxes he owed had his bills and drawbacks been ready. Mr. Smolensk! was recalled and furnished the committee a list of the nights and Sundays that brokers visited the District offices In is79. It was shown that Dickson visited the building 34 nights and 5 sundays; Campbell 23 night s and :? Sundays, and Whit taker 15 nights and l Sunday. At 12:15 o'clock, the committee adjourned until to-morrow. explanatory. It is stated that they were not "baskets of champagne" which were carried by the claim agents ^nto the District buildings In the night; but t hat General Smolenskl testified before the District committee that '-champagne baskets"' were carried in. and the question was immediately asked him If the baskets contained champagne. and Ills reply was, "No; there was no champagne carried in there."' The Commissioners state that the baskets spoken ot contained papers, mostly complaints an l applications for revisions of assessments, so numerous that these agents could not have them attended to in the regular business hours without taking up the whole time of the office. For this reason the agents were allowed to have their claims examined by the clerks after business hours, Refreshments for the nigiit workers were carried into the building, but it is claimed that no champagne or other liquors were taken in. The witness Gen. Smolenskl was not. as some people Infer, a spy, who kept a book in which he entered the names of the people who entered the building at night. The fact is that he is a night-watchman, and a part of hisduty Is to have all who enter the building after office hours register their names in a book kept for the purpose. Tills has always be"ii done ever since the District government buildin gs were located here. Tlie True Inwardness of tUe Worcester t on vent ion. The following dispatch gives an inside view of the action of the Massachusetts republican convention yesterday: Boston, April 15.?To Edmund Hudson. (Box. ton Hwid,) w. D. C..-?The Edmunds ticket of Hoar, cadman, seeley, and Sanford was elected by an alliance of Edmunds and Sherman men. The Edmunds strength was, however, 30 votes over the number necessary for a choice, and the Sherman forces added 125 more. Grant developed unexpected strength, having one-fourth of the delegates. Blaine very weak. The dele gates were not instructed for Edmunds but "recommended." Sherman was complimented In the resolutions as the price of the alliance. The young reformers are dissatisfied with tIrresolutions. The old stagers outflank the boy.-, Tlie West Point t| jstcr) . a new but iml'kobabi.e theory. Army officers in Washington who were gra l uates of West Point and familiar with all its routine and surroundings have a theory about the outrage upon Cadet Whit taker. They say that near West Point, at a place called Buttermilk Falls, there resides a colony of colore i people, who are allowed to black boots, clean guns and do other menial jobs for the cadets. They are admitted to the academy and have the run or the place. Whittaker, being ignored by the cadets, visited frequently among thes1 colored people, and his brass buttons and good looks captivated the females and made him a general favorite with them. The young color" i men on this account have been jealous of Whittaker, and it is believed they put up the job on him, possibly with the knowledge of some of the cadets. In corroboration of this belier, it i* stated that Simpson, a colored man, and boss or the Buttermilk Falls colony, has been llvin very quietly in Washington ever since the Whirtaker assault. Information of his presence here was sent to District Attorney Townaend, of New York. This theory has a suspicious look of bein"cookc-d up." The Senate Exodus Committee yesterday examined M. W. Reynolds, president of the Parsons (Kan.) branch of the Kansas Freedman's Belief Association, who announced that he was a radical republican m politics and a Graut man. lie said the exodus had not damage! Kansas, but thought if it continued at the same rate as In the past year it might, in the course of time, prove damaging to the white people ot the state, more so than to the colored lmm<grants. He had not met with any refuge who expected to receive upon his arrival in Kans i* 160 or land. Nominations.?The President sent tlie following nominations to the Senate this afternoon:? Patrick B. Sinnot, of Grand Ronde, to be a^ent for Indians of the Grand lionde agency, in Arizona; Reynold T. Ilall, of Penna., to be an a? sistant engineer in the navy; also, a number oi postmasters. The Cabinet Meeting this afternoon was de voted principally to routine business. Several minor army court martial sentences were considered. The case ot capt. Armes was allude t to, but no action taken. The coi.orep Boy Simpson, who attended the bath rooms at West Point, and who is supposed to know something about the Whittaker outrage, was picked up in this city yesterday by the officers of the War department. He has been sent back to the post to be examined. ('art. John X. Boffinger, of St. Louis, nude a contract with the Secretary of the Treasury to-day for the removal of the wrecks of gun boats and ordinance in the Bed river. A Catholic Bishops Suit.?1The suit of Bishop Gilmour, of the Cleveland diocese, against the Cuyahoga county treasurer, to restrain the collection ot taxes on catholic school property, was decided Wednesday in the district court of Cleveland. The bishop claimed that the property, being used for school purposes, was exempt from taxation under the laws and constitution ot this state, he holding the property in trust. The defendant denied that the bishop holds the property in trust, but claimed that he owns it and uses it in hostility to the public schools of the state, for the purpose of strengthening the catholic church, and that the property is not exempt from taxation uiid-^r the statute. The court held that, aside from various other questions presented, the main one was covered by the decision in the case of Gerke against Purcell, and that the defendant must be perpetually enjoined from the collection o; taxes on school property. Residences of pi les s and teachers were not included la the Injun tlon. Grant Boom in chicago.?An immense meeting was held In Chicago last night in the Gran interest. Robert T. Lincoln presided, and speeches were made by Emory A. Starrs, ste plien a. Douglas, Jr., e. c. Larned and Gen t.u Logan. Fai.l of a Female Tkapezist.?At a performance of Bailey's circus, in Philadelphia Wedne?day. Miss Lucy Daveue, in attempting' to perform the somersault feat from the flying trapeze, fell, striking at full length on the ground she received a deep cut In tlie head, and It Is feared her spine Is injured. Disappearance ok a Lake.?Ruby Lake Nevada, has entirely disappeared. Not a drop of water remains of what was, seven years ago a sheet or water twenty miles in length?and varying In breadth from half a mile to three miles and very deep. Extensive Forest Fires In the Wilderness (Vh.) region and virinlty have destroyed much fencing ana many ca In , and seriously injured vaiuabie Umber mnds. wrought lias caused an almost tiiilif suspension of plaining and plo.v FORTY-SIXTH COXGRESS. Friday, April 10. j SENATE.?The Vice President laid before th? Senate a message from tlie President of the United States, transmitting in response to a senate resolution, a report of the Secretary of state concerning the action of the Executive w ith reference to the investigation of certain cases In which awards Were made by the late I. s. and Mexican commission. Referred. On motion of Mr. Butler, it was resolved (yeas 21, nays 17.) that when the Senate adjourned to-day it be to meet on Monday nextMr. Anthony presented the petition of a number of capitalists, for their incorporation as a company, to be called the Dominican and 1*. s. Navigation Co., the object of the association being to augment trade with Dominica, the government of which country has granted them an Important railroad concession. Referred. Mr. Groome presented the joint resolution of the Maryland legislature asking an appropriation of $3n,ooo for the survey and location of the t hoptank and Delaware ship canal, aud the Chesapeake and Potomac tide-water canal. Referred. The Senate proceeded to consider the calendar. The bill granting a pension to Jesse F. Pliares, a scout, which has before been under discussion, was taken up and discussed at length. Pending debate, the morning hour expired and the Senate resumed consideration of the Geneva award bill. Mr. Kirkwood gave notice of an amendment to be olTered by him io the bill, namely, strike out of section 5, which reads: "That the judgments rendered under this act shall be paid out of the money paid to the United State*, pursuant to the treaty of Washington and the Interest accruing threfrom. not expended In payment of clalm3 heretofore allowed,'* etc., the words "and the Interest accruing therefroan."' Mr. Jones (Fla.) spoke against the bill. HOUSE.?On motion of Mr. Bouck, Senate joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War t o loan cert ain ilags, tents and camp equip age for t he use of the soldiers' reunion, to be held in Milwaukee In June next, was taken from the Speaker's table and passed. On motion of Mr. Herbert, Senate bill was passed removing the political disabilities of Roger A. I'ryor, or New York. On motion of Mr. Dibrell, a bill was passed authorizing the Secretary of War to turn over certain condemned cannon to the governor of South Carolina. on motion of Mr. valentine, a bill was passed for the relief of settlers on the public lands. [It provides that when a pre-emption, homestead or timber-culture claiuaat has Hied a wiitten relinqrislunent of his claim in the local land oftiee, the land co\ered by such claim shall V" open to f-ntry without further action on the part of the commissioner of the public laad office.] Mr. cox, chairman of the committee on foreign affairs, reported resolut ion requesting the Pusldent to take steps to abrogate the ClaytonBulwer treaty. He reported it. as he said, merely for printing and recommittal, Inasmuch as t he committee had taken no definitive action upon it. The resolution was ordered printed and recommitted. Mr. Wilson-, from the same committee, reported joint resolution for the disposal of the Chinese Indemnity fund. Referred to the committee of the whole. The speaker announced the appointment of Messrs. Carlisle. Gibson and Garfleld as the members on the part of the ways and means committee to take into consideration the losses of revenue arising from the alleged evasion of the stamp tax on cigars and other articles subject to excise duty. on motion of Mr. Garfield, a resolution wa3 adopted d'recting the committee on library to inquire what steps should oe taken to preserve and protect the picture of Lafayette In the hall of the Hou;,e. Mr. Sparks, chairman of committee on military affans. reported joint resolution appointing managers of national homes for disabled volunteers. Referred to committee of whole.* The House then resumed the conslderatlon'of the unfinished business, being the bill relative to machinists in the navy, and it was passed? yeas 151, nays 51. The morning hour having been dispensed with, the House, at 1:30, went inio committee ot the whole (Mr. Whitliorne in the chair) on the Indian appropriation bill. The Klill-ICaymoud Scandal. A I.ETTER fROM THE SENATOR ABOUT THE "CONSPIRACY" AC.AIN3T HIM. The Augusta(Ga.) Chronicle of the uth lnsu contains a letter from Senator Ben Ilill In regard to the Raymond scandal. The letter was written to a friend, and In it Senator Hill says the charge of Miss Raymond is false, and that it is a conspiracy against him, the object of which Is to "break him down in the Kellogg case.'" "Kelloeg and his friends have thought that If I could be controlled his seat would be safe." !! > says many of the "wretches" who are In th> conspiracy are "correspondents of newspapersmany of them control lewd women?* * They will puff any public man without stint who will help them and they will stop at nothing to destroy one who makes war on them. * " * Not less than four of the scoundrels who have been most active against me have office^ in the Treasury. Nearly all or them here are in favor with this administration and especiallv with 1 he head of the Treasury department. They nearly all belong to the Infamous Louisian a villains, and Mr. Hayes seems to have no power to resist their demands. I had rather be able to defy a thousand harlots than to be President and In the power ot such a gang." The Senator tells of a visit of Kellogg's mistress to him. and implies that she was instrumental in organizing the "conspiracy."' I'olitii-al Notes* The Edmunds movement is irreverent lyst vied a "boomlet' by some of tli<- third termagants. senator Beck expresses the opinion to a Kentucky friend that the republican ticket will b.> Grant and Blaine. He says he prefers Seymour, if any one. as the democratic candidate, but will cheerfully and earnestlv support the nominee of the Cincinnati convention, whoever he may be. The N. Y. correspondent of the Philadelphia Leii'jer denies "officially" that Tlldeu will decline. He says: "Tliese reports have beea quite numerous of ]ate, aud it is noticed that they are coming siiTMUianeously from Washington and jour own city. Your correspondent, simply as a matter of news, and without any partisan purpose whatsoever to subserve, Is in a position to assert, with the utmost emphasis, that these statements are without the shadow of truth. Mr. Tilden. you may rely upon it, has written no such letter, and has made no statement, verbal or otherwise, to aDy person, warranting any such inference; nor dot's he intend to write any such letter to the Syracuse convention, nor to the Cincinnati convention, nor to any other body, or persons." General Grant in Arkansas.?There wa3 a grand procession and open-air reception at Little Rock, Ark., yesterday, in honor of General Grant, who was Introduced to about l >,ouo prople from a stand arranged in a large vacant srace of ground. Mayor Fletcher and Governor Miller made speeches. General Grant, in responding, said that at every place he hal stopped at In the south he saw that the feelings of the past had gone. A levee was held at the hotel in the afternoon. its?" Mat hew McKay of oswego, N. Y., has been bothered at finding his clock stopped mornings. He had It examined, but the repairer could find nothing wrong. He watched and discovered the family cat to be the cause of the mischief. Attracted by the ticking of the clock, she climbed up to the shelf, pulled opon the dcor and pawed the hands around the dial till ir stopped. WE. L. Ware has been nominated for congress from the Monroe county. (Fla.) district. H^Willlain Wagner, of PhlladelDhla, who tcok a dose of laudanum in Philadelphia ou Tuesday to destroy his life, died yesterday. W Representatives of the daily press of the southern states met In Atlanta, Ga,, yesterday, and organized an association to increase their nt ws facilities, with J. H. Estlle, or the Savannah Neictt, as president. swin sober earnest the Denver. (Col,) Xews makes this queer suggestion: "A society for the promotion of society is needed here. A community of strangers requires facilities by which acquaintances can be readily aud rapidly formed. It will kill homesickness."' t^Appropriate services were held at the Lincoln monument, in Springfield, 11L. ye3tcrdiy. the fifteenth anniversary of his death. Gov. cullum delivered an address. l^"At Montrose. Susquehanna county, Pa., yesterday, Frederick Wan-en shot and instantly killed Main Wilson. Both were young married men. tSf'A dispatch from Atlanta, Ga, says additional rdvices irom the gold fields in Nocoochee valley, Ga, show richer results than before reported. OT~In the Hustings court of Petersburg, Va., yesterday, Judge E. M. Mann presiding, tour co ortd n.en were empanelled as Jurymen. Tils is the first time for several years that i;?gites have been empanelled on juries there. Telegrams to The Star DRIVING VICTORIA'S BAND. BRITAIN'S NEW PARLIAMENT. RACES IN ENGLAND TO-DAY. THE WEST POINT CASE. ; FAKIlHt^ AFFAIRS. Impending Strike of Scotch Iron Workers. I-ONI (ON. April 16.?The Da ill/ .W'-s, in It? i financial article this morning says: "There an 1 reports of an Impending strike In the coil ami i Iron districts of Lanarkshire. Scotland. comlm: when the Iron trade Is wavering and tendlnir tn relapse into dullness for a time after the recent activity, a demand for Increased wages is expected to result in an organized closlug of the iron furnaces and coal pits. French Diplomatic Cliaiise. Paris. April Id.?It is stated that M. John Emile Lemoinne, publicist and member of the French Academy, will succeed Count Dochatol as French envoy extraordinary and Mintstei plenipotentiary to Belgium. French Opinion oil Hie British Election*. Tlie XohMTp Rent* expresses great satlst ictlcn at the triumph of the liberals in the Kugltsh parliamentary elections and eulogizes Mr. olaistone and the Marquis of Harrington. The ICace In Fngland To-tlay* London. April l?>.?The race for the Xew mir. ket International handicap came off at the New Market craven meeting to-day, and was won by Mr. Leopold de Kothschild's ;<-year-old chestnut filly. Fashion. The second place was secun d by Lord Strafford's s-years-old brown colt Gillas. and the third by count F. De Lagrange s .vyrars-old chestnut inare clement iu>\ Ton ran. Mr. P Lorillard's 3-year old chestnut colt Wallenstein finished last. ' 'lie 'li>sinu British Training Ship, London, April if>.?A dispatch from Portsmouth to the 7~ini*>s says: "In beating up nwu Bermuda against the northeasterly trade wiuds. in order to secure the advantage of the set of the gulf stream and to catch the westerly wind which prevails nortli of the tropic of cancer. the training ship Atalanta may have been compel l to proceed as far north as New York or further. This would retard her progress and prolong h r cruise, and she Is cot regarded as a very liana v craft, although a safe one." Keltic Contest*. London, April 16.?A dispatch trom cork to j the T'h.i-.c says:?It is stated that a petition will , be lodged in the House of Commons, on behalf of Mr. Kettle, the Parcelllte candidate for Parliament. who was defeated, in Cork county. b\ Colonel David Colthurst. (home ruler), and that the ground of the petition will be that clerlca. ! intluenee was used against Mr. lvettle. The Cork Count)- Flection a Surprise. A Dublin dispatch to the Times savs:?The resuit of the cork county election is one of the greatest surprises of the time. It was confidently believed that Mr. Kettle would replace Colonel Colthurst. and the only question up to the declaration of the poll seemed to be whether he or Mr. Shaw would be the senior member. The defeat of Mr. Parnell's nominee, after the tremendous efforts to secure his return. Is a heavy blow to Mr. Parnell's dictatorship, and t he successful stand made by the Cat iluiic clergy and respectable laity. Including doubtless inauv conservatives, will be regarded as a great moral victory. Death of Dr. Kencaly* London, April 16.?I)r. Edward v. H. K?nealy, member of the last House of commons for stoke upon Treat, and the well-known counsel for the claimant in the Tichborne case, is dead at the age of 61. Russian Congratulations to Gladstone. St. Petersburg, April ic.?a ntfmoer of Russians are preparing an address to be present.-.t to Mr. Gladstone, congratulating nira on the success of the liberals In the parliamentary elections. Death of an JI* P. Fleet. London. April 16.?The London correspondent of the Manchester Guardian say-': Th,j death of Mr. J. s. Wright, the recentlv elected liberal member or parliament, for Nottingham Is a heavy blow to the Birmingham school oradicals. Mr. Wright, and not Mr. Josep'-t Chamberlain as was commonly supposed, wa the originator and head of that party. Irish Members off the \ew Parliament* The Irish members of the new parliament ar<> beginning to arrive in town. Their program is decidedly moderate. They ask t he equaHzatio-i of the Irish tranchise with the English and Hip ; extension of the ( ister tenant right to tlie whole of Ireland. These are the substance of their demands. .11 in ister and !?Irs* I.owcll* London, April lo.?Hon. James Russell Lowell, the American minister to England, is still at Dia'rit/.. France. Mrs. Lowell is recovering slowly, but the minister will not return to England for several weeks. A Dead Socialist* London. April 16. ?Ilerr Bracke. the form- r well-known socialist member or the German rucLstag, is dead. Wells, Fargo ?v Co.'s l?. o. Departliicnt. san Francisco, April 15.?The assembly today adopted a resolution that a discontinuance ot ilie letier service of Wells, Fargo a: co. would be a great deprivation to the business Interests of the Pacific coast and of no corresponding benefit to any interest: and that California senators and representatives in Congress be requested to use all the means in their power to prevent such discontinuance. The produce exchange to-day adopted a resolution that it views with great solicitude the proposed action of the post office depariment and earnestly protesting againt such action, as it would. In the judgment of the association, be a serious depr \ ai ion and inconvenience. The West Point Investigation* West Point, x. Y.. April 16.?At the opening ot the Whittaker case to-day t he Recorder read an official letter, defining the Hon. Martin I. Townsend s position before the court as advlsei and counsel for the Recorder. The first witness called was Commandant Lazelle. of the corps or cad ets, who testified as to his investigation of the case, and how lie proceeded. Debate on Canada's Pacific Kailway Policy. Ottawa, ont., April 16.?in the House of Commons the debate on the Pacific railwav policy cf the government began yesterday afternoon. Sir Charles Tupper. minister of "rail ways, defended the general railway policy of the government. Hon. Edw'd Blake followed in reply, condemning the extravagant expenditure of the government, contending that the construction of the road proceeded with only so fast as the resources of the country would admit, without resorting to additional taxation. Broke His >cck. Tkenton. N. J., April 16.?Daniel Dalton. aged C5, accidentally fell down stairs at his residence in this city last evening, breaking his neck and killing him Instantly. Vermont f^reenbackers' Convention waters cry, vt., April 16.?The state committee of green backers at Essex Junction last evening decided to hold the state convention at Montpeller on May 13. to choose ten delegates to the Chicago national convention on Junes. Fire in St* Louit* St. Lous, April 16.?The planing mill of Nuel'e <? Gatahl and the sash factory of George C. Food, in the southern part of this city, wet> burned at it o'clock last night. The lo?s on the planing mill and In lumber was about $40,000Insured for fll,ooo. The loss on the sash factory was about $10,000; Insured for $5,ooo. Driving Victoria's Band South. San Francisco, April 16 A dispatch from Tucson, Arizona, says:?Major McLean has overtaken Victoria's band of Apaches and is driving them south. Five Negro Incendiaries Sentenced to Death* New York, April 16.?An ^Atlanta. Ga., special says:?During November and December of last year the little city of Greenville, S. C., was infested by a band of incendiaries, who, on dif feient occasions, burned public and private buildings until about one third of the city was destroyed- Detectives soon discovered that the incendiaries were negro thieves, and Ave of the band were arrested. They have been on trial 1 In Greenville for a week to-day, were found guilty, and were sentenced to be hanged on June is. The trial has excited great interest, i and the sentencing was a thrilll% scene. Two of the prisoners fainted and feu to the floor i while the judge was pronouncing their doom. ????? W?II Street To-day* _N*W yokk. April -The financial article s*ys: "The slurp speculation at in* stock Exchange is thoroughly demoralized. And the stock market more than at iiu' time since early last jw appears to be under the control o( the halt doren speculators wh . have so vi v cessfully depressed pritvs and m&ntn ilat<*l the money market. That the main purpose of the leading ot these speculators ta to prepare for a hull" campaign la yet believed: but the pncKvaro which hvs b?en kept up now tor three weeks on money and Mocks ha> Induced most of the sma'1 people to part with their stocks at a loss, and has made bears of them, so that the street is now bearish as it was bullish when pt1<v> were S to per cent higher. The stock market opened weak and lower, then in the fbst half hour ratihM j**l per cent, then became very weak and so continued until 12 o'clock, prion in this break falling lower than yet reeorvlM. Since noon 1 here has been another rally of s,t per cent led by Jersey tVntraf, and as we close the market is feverish but strong. The stocks which have shown the most steadiness ana have been best supported an' \V. r. t orn., Jersey Central and Erie. The transactions lu the last have been enormous, and. It Is said. In large part for London aecouut. The active stocks have fluctuated between the lolloping limits:?Northwest, y>>?s?3 Mil and st. rani, a;: Jersey central. a:;v, l*ac. Mall. Lake s.. 10:. at<>6 ,; Mich. Cent.. sy ' ;e.?e -4; Krte, 4; a-riJIron Mountain, 4s^a49\; Wab., .?s a ,; Kansas and Texas >* : ohlo and Miss., a&tia; and Western I nlon. i?4a:os. ?.o\eminent bon<ls are siea.ly at a slight decline. Railroad Investments are steady to tirtn. The money stringency which was keyed up yesterday afternoon has noi been relaxed." ' 'be narketa. BALTIMORE, April 16?Virginia si\i?, old. 1& uo. deferred. * : do. rtwftola, do. wh%oii < verie*, 22>d. do. east due coupon*, S.*?, do. WW teii-forties, 38. do. ten-forty coup 'uw, 36 bid to-day. itAfl'IMor. 1'.. April 16.?Cotton dull?middlinir. II h12. Hour dull aud lower?Howard street and wet-tern *nj>er. 3.:j8a? a:,, <io. extra, ?.M?a5.26; do. family, &.5oa6.'/5 ; city uiitla mipor. 3.5<hi4.ou do. extra, 4.50a6.->5. do. family. t>. &0ati. 75. do. K.o brands, 9.M?a6.7?; 1'ataiKco family, 7.a5. Wheat, southern steady, western steady out cloned A nr.? southern red, 1.26*1.27. do. amber. 1 3"al 33. No. 1 Maryland, 1.30; No- 2 western winter red, spot and April, 1.27\, May, 1 25^al 26',; June. I.23al.23l!, July, 1 l3'.al 13',. t rn, southern dull and lower; western dull and lower ?southern white. 52; do. yellow, 4!*a5<i, '\<?)eni miv<l, s|>ot and April, 47\; May, *7 ?47\. June. 4t v*47; steamer, 45Va46. Oate dull but steady -southern, 4:>a44, western white, 42a43; do. mixed. 40a42; 1 'enLsj hauia, 42a43. Kye dull. SHa?0. Hay firmprime to choice Pennsylvania and Mar> land, 18.(Ma 20.00. provisions dull and easier?mess pork, 11.75 al2.25. Bulk meats?'.<?>se shoulders, 4 ,?a41?. clear rib sides, t>%a?\; do. racked, 5 aud 7. bacon? shoulders f>v clear rib sides, 7 V llauis^ 1UHS II. Lard st lined, tierces, 8. Batter steady? prime to choice western parked, 2Ha2A: rella. 2*>a 25. Etftrs dull aud lower, lOall. tro'euui dull? crude nominal; refined, nominally 7V Coffee dull?kio cargoes, 13^al53f. Si,k-or firm?A soft. Whisky hi?.'uer and tirm. 1. lital.lov.. Freurhts to Liverjiooi per steamer steady?cott.'m. S-lod- ; fl'iur, 2s.<d, tH'ain 7d Ittolpto-flour, 2,634 barrels; a heat, 07,4'mi bushels, corn, 31. loi busbtls; oats, SM(0 bushels; r\e, 100 bustiels. shipments wheat, 75,236 bushels. orn, 2s, loo bushels. Hales-wheat, tTs?,630 bushels; corn. 267.230 bushels. SEW YOHK, April 16.?stocks weak. Maney. 6. Lx >han?re, lou*. 4blshort, 4<J7 Governments (Jlllet Mid \s .it. NEW Vt'KK, April 16 ?Flour dull. Wheat dull and lower. Com dull and lower. LONLmjS, As ril l<i, 12 30 p. m.?t" S. bonds, 4^ per cents.. 111!*. Atlantic aud <4reat Western lirat mert*rj'wi trust?-es' o?'rtlii?'.?t'-s. 6svj. do. second consols, ;'2 * v. Illinois iVntral, lug. p.-nnsylvania Central, 5.ri ,;. licadiii*; 34 N-.-w k'orfc Central, 134"*;. KEW YOKK MARKETS THIS AFTF.ltNons. The following quotations wen; current 111 S*# Yolk to-day at 2 p. in., as reported by l^ wis Johnson * Co. : ? lT. 8 4 lM>r cents, l(N.?4apH)\ r. P. 4^ per cents, Kw^aiosv; >, w Jersey Central, 77^; Ohio and Mississippi, 32',; Eri?, 43l?; Michi?rau Central. 90%-. Hannibal and St. Joseph. 31,; Lake blit re 1(M- , Northwest, 93^ ; do. j'referred. Its1.,; St. l'aul. 76',. Wabash, St. Li-iS and Pacific 36; do. preferred,66 ; Kansas aa-'l Texa% 36: W. IT. To!.vraph. 104X; C. 0. aud 1 C.. 11 4; I-ai ihc Mail, 39. Lionel y >??tcs. Not quite twenty persons were invite J to souator Tliurnian s residence yesterday afternoon to witness the marriage of Miss Mary Mitchell, who has been Mrs. Thurman'a guest, ;ind Mr. J. w. Foster, of Leeeburgli, Va. It was the bride's preference to have a quiet wedding, sue is tho tn'anddaugliter of ?ien. Leslie coombs, of Kentucky, and Mr. Foster was at one tini the la.v partner of Hon. Eppa Hunion. and now att ui 14 to much of lii> business. He Is highly r<>stvvte J in the neighborhood when' he lives. He was a bachelor. The Kentucky delegation in congress sent quantities of choice tlowers as a tribute of respect to the bride, and th<we adorned the parlors during the wedding. The bride, who Is very handsome, was very becomingly dressed In a line white linen cambric, trimmed wltli quantities of fine valenciennes lace. Her veil was fastened to her head with white ros<?s and buds, and a bunch of similar tlowers were worn at her waist. She carried a bouquet of white tlowers tied loosely together. Orange blossoms are little used for stylish bridal toilets now. White lilacs, spina, elderberry blossoms, or white roses are preferred. Among the few present were Mrs. Mitchell, (the bride's mother, who gave her away during the ceremony,) Mr. X\alter Davis and his wife, (the brides only sister.) Mrs. Foster's sister, senator anl Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Joe Blackburn, captain and Mrs. Jouett, Mrs. Levi Wright, Gov. and Mrs. Meformlck, conim>loreand Mrs.Stevens, and Mrs. and Miss McBlnlr. A very handsome wedding breakfast was served. Tne bride received numerous and elegant wedding presents. Mr. Foster started with his wife lor their home In Leesburgh at 4 p.m. Many Wasliingtonians are acquainted with Miss \ an Kleeck, who, with her mother, Mrs. l.udd, of New York, has been here more than once. They wen- at WUlard's for a short time last winter. Miss Van Kleeck (who is a nle>>5 of Mrs. Lorlng Andrews, of New York.) will tyj married on the evening of the 22d, at s o'clock in the collegiate K. D. churc-h. Fifth avenue and 29th street. New York, to Mr. o.iincy o M Oillmore, U.S.A. Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus C. Pound have Issued "at home"cards for Saturday next trom 7 to J p.m. In the same envelope w ith the invitation is acoiher card, which reads: "The Crow Indian Chiefs, 'Two Billy,' -lAjng Elk.' Medicine crow,''Plenty crows,''Pretty Eagle,'a id 'Oil trow will be present.*' Miss sallle E-nory. daughtf r of General Emory, will Have ne 't week for Japan, where *lie will remain duri^i the summer. Her brot her lives in Japan. I)i?tfrirt eminent Affair*. Licenses to sell liquor were yesterday lssed to J. F. Farrow, II. Clay Jones, John Mocarty and Mary A. Hagan. BtUOWt t'KKMITS issued by Inspector Entwlsie: .1. W. Nairn, construct a three-story dwelling, Vermont avenue, between N and O sts.; fe.iNto. Dr. Marmion. construct a three-story dwelling, H.'between !.">th aud 16th sts. n.w.; $iu,ooi. John Sherman, construct a tliree-story dwelling. K, between i.;tli and uth sts. n.w.; fii.iwo. AjkirnKR Oi.komakgakink Cask Dismissed.? In the Police court this morning. Maria stonnell. an elderly white woman, was charged with selling oleomargarine for batter. Mr. Geo. P. Bohrer, a fooa inspector ot the health office testified that on two occasions he bought oleomargarliie Iroili tiiis womau in the Center marEet. ?ha that she represented herself to be a countrywoman, and stat?d that she had gotten the butter from some neighbors near Mouut Vernon. Prof. Desmedt, chemist for the Distrlcf, testified t hat he made a chemical analysis of the samples brought to him by Mr. Bohrer, and found tliem to be oleomargarlue. Mrs. stonnell. the defendant, was called, and stated that she lives In Fairfax county, Va., and the butter that she had on the day she was arrested, she bought from Wm. Kodgers. In Alexandria. and denied that she knew that it waa oleomargarine, Mr. Rodgers took the stand and testified that he sold Mrs. stonnell the butler tn question, and stated that he bought it in Baltimore for genuine butter. The court, In dif-mlsslng the case, said that there was no evidence that the defendant knew that she was selling oleomargarine, as Mr. Kodgers. the dealer who sold her the oleomargarine testified that he sold It to her In good faith tor butter, and he therefore dismissed the case. Fatal Fall of a House Paikteh.?This morning about 10:15 o'clock, J. Frederick Mankin, a painter, about 35 years old, was engaged In painting Mr. F. A. Fox's house. No. s05 I st. n.w.,when the ladder on which he was standing slipped, and he fell to the pavement, a distance ot feet, fracturing hlsskuiL A stretcher was procured by Lieut. Greer, sergeant Boyle and some of his officers, and he was conveyed to his boarding Aouse No. faos 5th street northwest, where he aled in a few minutes. Dr. Patterson and Ward rendered medical aid. The deceased was a cat lve of Portsmouth. Va. He was a very a tlve member of Rev. Dr. Domer's church and Sunday School. In the latter he was a teacher tor a number of years. He was al90 a member in good standing in Lebanon Lodge No. 7 and Lafayette Cixaper No. 5. Masons, of t his city. Thk Grand Jcky to-day returned Indictments against Bud Warner and John Kent, ourglary and larceny; Thornton Davis, Andrew lewis and George Brown, false swearing. Geo. Brown making a false claim and procuring a false aOidavlu nrDld it ever occur to you why a lawyer who is conducting a disputed will case is like a trapeze performer in a circus? Dldnt? Well, It's because he files through the heir with the great, est of fees. i*"A little boy at Humeston, Iowa, hanged himself because a baby sister received the attention that had previously been bestowed on blmselt tyLettie Guy of Syracuse, whistles for money, and It comes to her. she gives whtoCUng concerts, is young and looks pretty with her lips puckered. Her performance sounds like a piccolo. * A fireman on a Minnesota railroad CBfc jrlne climbed out on the pilot, at the dak at his Dfe, and rescued a man who was lying oa tS track?a man of straw, which mischievous boyf haa placed there.