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V"'-. 37?N*. 8,749. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1881. TWO CENT S. j
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INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE STAR*
Accnos Sales?sth rvt'
Books, AO. -7th page.
and SnoEJ?-7tb rwf.
Bcsinsiw Chances?4th page.
Cot IiK*8?8th rwt.
Dri Goons? f/-?i pure.
Education-4 th page.
Family Sttpplub?7tb page.
Fob R*nt aud 8al??4th page
Tob hat.i (Miscellaneous)-4'b i tire.
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Lames* Goods- *">th page.
List g? Letters?2d page.
LOST and FOUND?4th pswe.
MiFCELLANT.ors? 3d pags.
Monet to Loan?4th weMedici,
PROFESSIONAL- * h PW?.
Pianos and Organs-6th rvtProposals?6th
Religious Notices-1st psgeSpecial
The Trades?''- h rate
Uwdebtaeers, Ac.?5th page ^
|rjgr' FEDERAL BUILDING ASSOCIATION,
The first meetltur of FKDERA^ No. 2, for payment
of dues, will b? held at 11 All No. 6l;> ith st ,
opposite Patent Otfcce. TUESDAY. May 3. at 8
o'clock p m. The shares are $1 each, and the
Oularity of the first -Federal" induces the betbat
a large amount of stock will be subscri bed.
Advances of money wi'l be maie at the meeting,
wbi< )i prr*s#nts a wood opportunity to persons who
desire mtney for bnildinir or other purposes. The
8eeretarv will i>e at tne Hsll at < RJ?nteded
information. Stock may be obtained of
trt of the following officers:
President, JAB- 8. EDWARDS, No o<?3 D St.
BCVice^Pr ef i dec t. AUG. GER3DOKFF. No. 1904
7th st- neithweet.
? C DI'NCANSON, cor. tfth and D etf. n.w.
JOH H. KD8ON, No. 617 7th st D w.
F ii MIDDl.EfON. TeUer Nat'l Met. Bank.
B. W. FEN WICK, Le Droit Bnildlnsr.
M. C BAKNAKD. No VWDlt n.w.
w w. B. BITTSON, Adj't General's Office.
VM. F. GAKDNER, No. 1309 ?th St. n.w.
-a EDWIN Ml'LLER. t-econd Anlitir's Office.
W. L. WOOD, Second Auditor's Office
The minimum rateof premium for advances is
35 per cent, allowing S13J rer sbare. whlfh !s
equivalent to a very lo# rate of interest to i>urcbakers.
jAMES 8 EDWARDS. President.
JNO. A. PBEfci OIT, Secret*ry uad Treiisnrtr.
MKSSRS- HAYWARD & 1IUTOHISSON
Have fitted up, with water connected, "THE
ROYAL PORCELAIN BATH," which has been in
trodnced In this country by Messrs. HENRY 0MEYER
A CO., of New York, the well-known
manufacturers of Fine Plumbing Materials. This
Bath Tub was dMifrned by the late Prinoe Albert.
Amomr those who hat e purchased these Baths may
be mentioned the Emperor of Russia, the Emperor
ef Germany, the late Emperor of the French, the
Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Westminster, the
Duke of Alba (Spain), Baroness Burdette-Ooutt->,
the late Lord Palmers ton. Lord Dean, Her Majesty s
"War Department, the Lords Commissioners of tne
Admiralty, etc., ISpnblio bathing establishments
In London, containing about 470 baths; the Peabodv
Model Buildings, St. George's, Guy's, and
Bt. Thomas's Hospitals, Mcdel Lodging-house, In ane
Asylums, etc. '1 hey are also used in all the
leading cities of Great Britain, and are being put
in the tineet residences now in New York. The varioM
forms of the "HBLLYER" W ATE It
0I-08ETH can also be seen with the water attached.
febl3 s,13t 317 NINTH BT. NORTHWEST
rga IIFFIPB OF COLLECTOR OF TAXB8,
1ZS D19TB1CT OF COLUMni A,
Washington, April 21, 1881.
The attention of TaX-PAYER8 is called to the
tax levied for the year ending June 30, 1881. on
Real and Personal Property.
The second half of such tax, where not previously
paid. will become due and payab'e on the
1st day of May next; and if not paid before the
1st day of June ensuing, shall thereupon be in arrears
and delinquent, and a penalty of two per
oertnm upon the amount toereof will be atfded.and
the same, nitb other taxes due and in arrears, will
be listed for advertisement and TAX BALK in the
manner prescribed by existing law. .
By order of the Commissioners of the District of
Attest: JOHN F COOK.
ap31-12t Collector of Taxes D. C.
TT. HATF.SO FANCY PRICE LIST from
fcy which to t*k? HEAVY DI8COUNT8. but
are selllnir GAB FIXTURES of the Best Makes at
NET PRICKS as low as any house in the city,
filobes and Hsnglag Inc'uded.
HAMILTON A SHBDD,
mar30 4f 9 9th St.. Y. M. Q. A. Building.
19 WE ARE GIVING 50 ^KB CENT DI3WzV
GAB FIXTURES, __
Bade by the Archer A Han coast Manufacturing
Company, of New York, whose poods are unrivaled
v in design and finish. No extra charge for hang'"
ing. a large st~<ck on hand and a larger one to
' draw from. EDWARD CAVF.RLY k CO.,
mar39 1425 New York are.
; rsy heavy discoont off gas fixwrw
TUBES, equal to 5<) per cent of manufacturers*
list. I represent the well known firm of
MITCHELL. VANCE A CO , New York, and can
... sen their artistic goods at lowest prices. New
styles constantly received. Latest assortment.
X- ~W BBOOKSt
mar28-lm 53115th St., Corcoran Building.
NORTHERN LIBERTY MARKET.
By vote of the Directors of the Market a REDUCTION
has been made in the monthly rent of Stalls .
to renters, to take effect APRIL 1, 18SL and con- ,
tinue through the current fiscal year Dealers desiring
to avail themselves of this advantage will do
well to make application at the Office of ;
B. F. GUY. Secretary.
ftOFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF
%?W THE FREED MAN'S SAVINGS AND
Washington, D. 0-, March 14, 1881.
Notice is hereby given to tne Depositors and
Creditors of the FREEDMAN'S SAVINGS AND
TBU8T COMPANY that all claims must be protected,
and all dividends heretofore declared applied
for, at this office, on or before AU3UST 21,
1881. or they will be barred, and the amounts distributed
amow the other creditors of the Oommot,
as provided in the act of Febiuary 21, 1881.
Depositors who have not already received dividends
should Immediately forward their books bv
iP?ti or express, or through some responsible bank
or banker, accompanied with their address.
% m?rii JNO. JAY KNOX. Commissi oner.
W TOD WANT A PURE, BLOOMING COM- j
If so. a few applications of Hagan'a
t MAGNOLIA BALM
rraUlj you to your heart's content.
y It does away with
feALLOwirat, Redness, Pixflu. Blotches*
* and all
Diseases and Imperfections o? the Sein.
It Overcomes the Flushed Apfeabancs of
Heat. Fatiocx and Excrrtatxxz.
iz Maxes a Ladt or Thibtt Appear bct
And so Datura., gradual, and perfect are Its effects,
I that it is ixnpoeaibM to detect its application.
I gy- HOT SODA! HOT SODk !
I Ptepared with <lei!dons and nutritious syrups.
I Affords the moet [t1i'??ant and wboiesome unnts
I for the winter season. Cold Soda and ail Miners
I Wsien for sale all the year. MILLSUHN'S
P&UEAIT AND MlNEBAL WATF.H DEPOT,
dec8 14a9 Pennsylvania Avence.
I nifWABB A UrtCHIBIOB.
I S17 ninth st. asrtkwMt
I GIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION to
I aODS&SIZIEG DEFECTIVE PLCMBlSiy
I IN CITY BESIDENCE8.
and. having a large force of
i competent workmen.
I ATTEND PROMPTLY
i si t. JOBBING ORDERS. lanH
I WSK BBS ABBKTI
u " axtorney-at-law.
. im9 - Be. mm Btt m. S.W.
I rilRE ONLY Ulfll'ME VICHY
H from the Bprings owned by the French Govern- i
HUTERI VE i For Gout, Rheumatism. Diabetes,
? ? Gravel Diseases of the fcjjnfys.etc.,
I Grande Griiife-Liseases of the Liver.
Ho vital? Diseases of the Stomach, Dyspepsia.
H For sale by all first-class wioe merchants, drug
gists snd grocers tr wholeeak' from the Agsnta.
JX.5-S,Hi UOl CB h. FIL?i ? CO , Ne** Yort.
r*S^ ST. ANDRESTH CHURCH ?Servioeat 11
a in and 7 30 p.m., Ro7. J. B. Pebby, officlaUrg.
rjv HOW THE "SCRIPTURES ARE THE
Kw vtry wordof Jehovah,"a* bUowq bySwe-.
deobcrg A discourse at the Temple, North Capitol
Bt.. r>e*r Ii. Service at 11 a.m. Heats all free.*
IVUNDKY M. E. CHUBCH, 14th and ?
Irw streets.?To-morrow, at 11 a in. and 7:30
p m , service ny Rev. W, F. Wibd, pastor. All
cordially w< Icome. It*
aKfciV'BMIiDt. ilUrttJU, at. Ge >rge's Hall,
510 l1 til Bireet ?Preaching To marrow at 11
a.m aid 7:30 p. "* t byKev.II E Cook, of Hagers
to?n, 3k5d tniiday PcboM at 10 a m. It*
rs&r* UNIVERSALIS CaURdH-Rev. O W.
Ic5? Biri>LE, of Cambridge, Ms?n., will preach
in Talimadge Hall To-morrow at 11 a.m. Sunday
School at 9.45 a. m. It*
MT- VERNON PLACE M. E. CHURCH.
fc5? SOU1H. oor. 9thand K 6te.n w.?Preaching
Hnuday at 11 a. m. and 8 p.m by the Pan -.r,
Bev. W. P. Kaekisos, l>. Jj. Eaealng L&ctire,
"The Beavetily Rest " It*
f y. M. C. A. CHAPEL, corner of 9th and
wzW D sts.? Eervices for young men only. Bible
cla^s, 8nnday, 4:30 p. m., conducted by Jos.
Bowes, Prayer meetiiigfi p m. All youag met,
and especially strangers, are cordially invited. It
|3S~ METROPOLITAN M. E. CHURCH, corals?
ner U and 4)$ streets ?Services To-morxow
at 11 a.m. and 7?0 p.m. Preaching by tha
raetor Rev. R. N. Baeb. Hunday school at 9' 30
a m. Strangers cordially invited It*
|jgar> SOUTH CAPITOL M. E. CHURCH.IT?
Preaching by the pastor. Fbank H. Ha?ksnkb,
at lla.ru. and 7 45 p.m. Revi7al services
at night, to continue through the week. Yoa are
j invited. It*
|T*?5^ ALL SOUL'?UUnitabiaj?)CHOBOH. corl
ner 14th and L sts , Rev. Bu-th K. phip;
i em, pat-tor.?Services To-morrow at 11 a.m. Vee!
per service* at 7 30 p.m. Sunday School ?t 9:45
t a m. It
j KFFORMFT) EPISCOPAL CHURCH. MaVZsT
sonic Temple. Bev. Abthcb Foster, reci
tor.? Divine service To-morrow (D. V.) at lla.ru.
i and 7Jtf p.m. It*
I THE FREE METHODIST WILL HOLD
i Mzw a meeticg at 1023 7th st. northwest. Mestj
ing led by Sister C Faibchh.d. Hsrviccs at 805 H
st. northeast, by <). M. Vboctob. All arewelj
corre. Bead John 8 30, 31, 32. It*
I r*Sjr- ST. PAUL'S ENGLISH i UTHER\N
! ITS' CHURCH, cor. 11th and H sts nor;hwest ?
; Preaching by the pastor. Bev. Dr Domeh, Tomorrow
(Sunday), at 11 a m. and 7:45 p.m AH
| invited. It*
i rfo" McKENDREE M. E. CHUBCH, MassaMZS
chusetts ave., bet. 9th and 10th ste. n.w.?
i Preaching by tne pastor. Bev. C. Hbrbkrt HiuhabX'Son.
11 a m.?"The Humiliation of Christ "
| 7:30 p.m. ? "Elijah and Elisha?The Reformer and
! the Statesman." 6:15 p.m. yoang pejpl^'s une;|
1 Wj?&" MlZPAH BAND ?Special services will
* a^** be held at Union Chapel, 20th street, near
Pennsylvania avenue west, on Sunday, April 24tli
1.h?1, at 7.30 o'clock p.m. promptly. The Band
] will m? t in the lecture room at 7 o'clock. It*
j fjgs- VERMONT AVENUE CHRISTIAN
, %- js Church, between N andO sts.n. w.?Preachirg
at 11 a m. and 7:30 p.m. by Elder A B.
! Chamberlain, of New York. The ordinance of
! Baptism after evening service tmnday School,
9:15 am. Prayer meetings, Thursday and Krii
day, 7 33 p.in. Seats free. All invited. It'
! CONGRESS STREET M P. CHURCH,
fcrw Oeorgetown. ?Rev. S. B. Sodtherlano,
1 D. D. preaches To-morrow at 11 a m.. and Bev.T.
i E Corlbocbx at r<>4 p.m. Morning subject.
1 *Love and Logic." It*
J WESLEY CHAPEL, corner 5th and F s*s.
: northwest, Bev. Wm. I. McKenney, pas|
tor?Preaching morning at 11 andeveniu-r it 7:30
! o'ciock. Sunday school at 9:30. and 3 o'c'oit.
I Prayer meeting Thursday evening. Beats free It*
! WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN TSMPEKAN0E
! W UNION ?Gospel praise services at Odeon
: Hall, cor. 4K st and Pennsylvania ave. northwest,
j Sabbath afternoon, at 3 o'clock, conducted by
; Mrs. Noble. Meeting Friday evening, at 7:30.
I Everybody welcome. It
i METHODIST SOCIETY OF SOUTH
' 1^5" WASHINGTON?Services at Kendall CUap!
el, corner lS>c< and D streets southwest, on Sunday
: next. Preaching morning and evening by the
Rev. Dr. Newnam, of the Wilmington Conference.
Sonday school at 9 a. m ap22-2t
HAMLINE M E. CHURCH, corner 9th
and Pets northwest.?Preaching To-mwrow
bythe ras'or, Subject?At 11 a m. "The Beulah
Land;" at 7:30 p m. "The t?equ9l to true
Horor." fennday School at 9 15 a m. and 8.30
"THE HOPS OF ISRAEL," is base 1
upon th# promise God msde to the fathers ol
Israel and is the only Gospel that Gad has ever offered
for Salvation. 8ee Acts 28:20, 26:5.; Oal.
3 6?9 He that preaches any oiher gospel i* a
enrs^d deceiver Gal. 1 6?9;2.1 John, 7. The restoration
of the King i.im of Israel (which is the
Kicpacm of God) in the lat d i ronaiscd to A^ra*
t haiu, ur.dfr the Son of the M?-siah. will be
tn? sut jprt ?or a Bible diecourfe in the Ch ist i!
ilelpliia i E clesia, T*-morrow at li a. m., iuct
Oju ey's H<ui, Pennsylvania aveDU">. bctw^ea 2d
ana 3d stieets southeast. All invited. Nocoll->c,
1 r't?" Nl'lll'JS TO BUILliEKS ? .Vc are now
%r& c fl>rir g a stcck 'f .">< 0 SL\TK M N TEC.H
at a ?rreat r^riu-lion at SLATE FACrOBV,*-. near
: 6th st nortnwest ap23-6t*
1?? THE WAMHNGTUN LIGHT GUARD
T? * ill assemble at the Armory for parade da
, MONDAY, the 25th instant, at 9 30 a m. sharp.
By order of D. McCATHBAN,
It" CapUin commanding.
THK ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
idP WAblllNGTON CITY BIBLE J-OOIElY
*111 be held at 42H 7th st. t,n MONDAY XVitNING,
April 25, at 1% o'clock. ap23-2t
| fTfer- THK DASH AW AYS WILL HOLD THBIB
i tzSf reirular Sunday Evening Temperance Meet1
ing at Odd follows'Hall at 7:30 p.m Gootl speaking
and good music, led by Geo. T. Gallaher,
esq. All are invited. It'
WILL THE FKIENDS PIT ST. ALBANS
kindly help to furnish the Rectory with
beddirg and table ware. Send cards stating wh? :e
artii lea can be called for to
MKS. T. C. CAUSTEN.
Mas. BOBEBT WEAVES,
It* Gaoigatown, D C.
f-jgS" THE MEMBERS OF GEORGB (T
iTw MBADE POST, No. 5, D. P , G. A. B.. will
assemble (In citizene' dress) at Grand Army Had.
at 10)4 a m , MONDAY, 25th instant, f"rthe pur
pose of attending the ceremonies of unveiling the
statue of the late Admiral Farragut.
It* THOMAS G. ALLAN. Post ( om'dr.
'i F-MOUNT NEBO EN' AMPMENT,
No. 6 ?A Special Meeting will b*held
on MONDAY EVENING, 25th instmt. at 7
o'clock, for conferring tt?- Roysl Purple
Members of other Encampments fraternally iuvited.
It THOMAS W. FOWLER. Scribe.
A1TENTION LIM< tJLN POST. No. 3.wTJ0
Comrades are urgertly requested to assemble
at G. A. R. HaH MONDAY NEXT, at 10 30 a. I
uj., to participate in the Farragut Ktatue cvremo i
mea Important interests of the O. A R miv
dei>?nd upon a larpt representation. It is hoped
t?at every nu mber cf Lincoln Po?t will turn out.
By order of N. M. BROOKS, Post Com'dr.
AUG. FLYNWa. Adjutant. It*
|^** G. A. R.
DEPARTMENT OF THE POTOMA3.
The invitation to w itnest> the unveiling of the
Farragut Statue having been accented; Comri.iflt
wiUmtet at Grand Army Hall, at 11 a m , 25th
The committee in charge of the ceremonies have
reserved seats for the < 'omrvles.
It Assistant Adjutant Genera'..
? G. A~ R.
Headv/cabte.'.s John A. Kwvlins Post, No. 1,
DKFAttXMENT CF THE POTOMAC, G A. R .
, April 23, 1881.
Comrades of tlssa Po*t will meet at Ora-jd Army
Hall on MONDAY, at 11 a.m , In uniforms, toac- '
cept the invitation extended to be present at tha
nnvei ing of the Farragut Statue. Br order of
Post Oon:lander M. E. URELL.
F. K. WINbHIP. Poet Adjutant. It
1 lave been authorized bv th? Boar'* of Directors
of the WASHINGTON MARKET COMPANY to
tncrt-aae. until otheiwise ordered by tliem. tho
prertnt discount for advance payment of rentals
to 25 i er cent to such holders of Stalls or Stands
by monthly contract as shall make their monthly
reLtai payments I
STRICTLY IN ADVANCE.
No other d scount will be made. All StaU-holdr
r? by regular monthly contracts who wish to avail
tLen teftes of the above discount for May, will
Aprly to renew i heir contracts at the offloe of the
Comtany, ard make payment to me before the
Brst <* ay of ti>^t mouth.
By c rJer of the l'.oard.
p g SMITH
? 1hH1 * Clerk Waahuwton Market.
A i B1L2J.1S81. ap23-J6.38,80
exchange will meet
H^^for'^Mscnsafon QuMtimf f^rS^Sf
day Should Education Ce ^e wmpSiorv bv
EVENING MkETING, 7 45 Mrs. Myba Hall.
i!n?.eT.v,\ork ^?ty* ^wlu lecture for one hour on
I he Phl'oeophy of Spiritualism." the lecture to
be follewcd by ten minute speeches. Admission to
?venirg meetings, 10 cents Free tickets may be
had of the chairman (at the door) by all unable to
NOTICE. ?PUBLIC WORSHIP WILL (D.
V ) be held on SABBATH. April 24, at 11
a.m and 7M p.m.. In the Chapel of the Young
Men's Chrittlan Association, corner of 9th and D
streets northwest, by Bev. Alix. Blaikis. D. D..
of Philadelphia formerly of Boston. Persons
having copies of the Scotch version of thePsa'ms
are requested to bring them. ap31-3t*
r?? SPECIAL NOTICE.?A fresh sapply of
IT PURE NORWEGIAN COD LIVES OIL at
DREWS Drag Store, borner 9th st. and Penniylrania
an., at We- par foil pint bottle. decll
THE EVENING STAR.
| Washington News and Gossip.
Government rkcbitts To-day.?Internal revenue,
369.41; tU3tomS. $728,383.11.
National Bank Notes received for redemptlon
for the week ending to-day, la $1,s60,000.
The amount received to-day, $352,000.
The Secretary of the Navy thin morning
paid an official visit to the fleet lyl?g off Alexandria.
He was received with the accustomed
Mr. c. E. coon, of the loan division, Treasury
department, will shortly sail for London, to
take charge of the U. S. government agency to
be estabHahed in that city to facilitate the exchange
of six per cent bonds held in Europe for
the new stamped *ys per cents. Mi. Isaac Martin,
of the same division, will accompany Mr.
Coon, and act as Ms assistant- Both gentlemen
have special qualifications for this mission.
The Washington Monument.?During this
past week about six feet have been added to
the height of the monument, and since work
was recommenced about thirty feet have been
addtd to date.
A Brief, Special Meeting of the Senate Judiciary
committee was held this mwrnlng, at
which Senators Ingalls, McMillan and Garland
were appointed a sub-committee of three to
consider the subject of bankruptcy during the
rec?Es of Congress, and to report to the full
committee next December, some measure for
enactment Into a national bankruptcy law.
I There was only a bare quorum present, Messrs.
Conkllrg, Bayard, Garland and Logan being
absent, aLd no other business was transacted
at the meeting.
White House Callers.?Senators Hill, Grover,
Harrison and Hoar, and Representatives
Converse, Keifer. Haskell, Butterworth, Bowman,
Thomas, Money, Lapham and White, of
Kentucky, wero among th03e who had audience
with the President to-day.
Sudden DsJft-h of Gen. McAulif/e.?A dispatch
just received in this city announces the
death of (Jen. McAullfTe. of Washington, at
Newark, ohlo. He died in the railroad depot
while waiting for a train.
Gun. George A. Sheridan asks to be Investigated.?GeB.
George A. Sheridan made a
demand yesterday upon Postmaster General
James for an investigation Into the charges
made in the newspapers connecting him (Saerldan)
with the patent tie-sac it fastener contract,
and the claltfc that he was instrumental in defrauding
Faymaa, the Inventor, out of hla just
dues. The Postmaster General has appointed a
commission to take evidence, and several persons
have already been summoned to appear
I before it at once.
In the Senate yesterday, after our report
closed, Mr. Jonas read some additional dispatches
relative to the case of Charles Heath,
after which Mr. Brown caused some extracts
from alleged republican journals to be read.
relative to a "corrupt bargain." Mr. Hawley
gave an account of Mr. Brown's overtures to
the republicans In 1863, and his promise to
carry Georgia for Grant in case certain patronage
were given him and there was much merriment
at the expense of the Senator from
Georgia, who Joined in, but subsequently rose
to explain and defend his course. The Senate
then adjourned until next Tuesday.
Naval Orders.?Ensign Hamilton Hutchlns
has been detached from the Passaic and ordered
to the Norfolk navy yard; W. H. H. Southerland
from the Kearsage and placed on waiting
orders; cnaplaln J. B. Van Meter from the
Portsmouth and placed on waiting orders;
Pa-seu Assistant surgeon E. W. Deane from
the Wabash and ordered to the Vandalla.
Has not Declined.?The statement than
Win. A. Grier, of Penna., had declined the position
of Third Assistant Postmaster General
is not warranted by the facts. Mr. Grier still
has the matter under consideration. He wants
a better place If he cannot do better he will
gucgehis ambition to the duties of Third Assistant
Postmaster General and bide his time.
army orders ? Leave of absence for one
year is granted Capt. George K. Sanderson, 11th
infantry. First Lieut. a. M. Raphall, llth infantry.
will be relieved from duty in the department
of Texas by th<? commanding general
of that department on receipt of this order, and
will then proceed to join his company. So
much of paragraph 3, special orders, No. 10, July
15, 1S65, department of Tennessee, as discharged
Second Lieut. Wm. F. M. Ryder. 1st
Tennessee cavalry, is am?nded to read Second
Lieut. Wm. F. M. Hyder, lath Tennessee cavalry.
Naval Notes.?Rear Admiral Howell, in a
dispatch to the Navy department, dated it vine
Franche. April 7th, reports that he would start
in the Trenton on the 14th on a cruise, the
destination to be determined by the course of
events.?The Nlpalc has been ordered to
Tunis The Galena la at Constantinople
with orders to visit ports In the archipelago.
?The Qulnnebaugh Is ordered from Gibraltar
to Tangier Cadiz and Lisbon.?The Monocacy
sailed from Vllle Franche April 7 th, for
Hampton Roads, va. a cable dispatch reports
her departure from Madeira to-day. The
Poromouth arrived at New York yesterday.
New Portraits of the President.?Taking
advantage cf the opportunity afforded by his
dally horseback ride, President Garlleid this
morning called at Brady's photographic gallery,
when Mr. Brady -succeeded in getting j
three or four excellent negatives, some ot j
them showing their subject in a different pjsltion
from any or the pictures of him yet
taken. Mr. Brads's collection embraces portraits
of nearly all the notables ot the country,
and he justly regards these new likenesses of
President Gai field as among Us most desirable
Police Arrangements for the Farragut
Procession.?There will be 123 policemen detailed
for the duty of keeping oraer at the unveiling
of the Farragut statue next Monday, of
which 45 will be mounted, and they will be
unaer command of Major Brock. The number
to accompany the procession will report to
headquarters at 4y. street, where they will be
assigued, and those needed at the Farragut
Square will report there. Twenty policemen
win be detailed on the line of Be flrst division,
16 with the second division, 12 with the third
division and 24 with the fourth division, each
detail under command of a lieutenant, with a
mounted squad In the advance to keep the way
Personal.?John Russell Young Is in town,
staying at Wlllard's.?Representatives Converse
and Keifer, of Ohio, are In the city, the
former at the Arlington, the latter at the
National.?John F. Cahill, editor of El comi-rcio
del ralle. the spanlah-American paper at
st. Louts, and an applicant for the Mexican
mission, la in town. Mr. Thaxter, the young
American sculptor, who has recently so distinguished
himself in Florence, la lying dangerously
111 In that city. Senators Beck,
Cameron of Pennsylvania, Piatt and Pendleton,
have gone to Marietta, Pa , to spend Sunday.
?Gen. Hancock has been invited to visit the
Industrial Exhibition 1 Nashville in May.
Senor Barca, the new Spanish minister, George
II, Chandler, of Baltimore, and L. H. Stanton,
(son of the late Secretary Stanton), are at
Important Naval Changes.
Hear Admiral C. P. R. Rodgers has been ordered
to relieve Rear Admiral George B. Balch
as superintendent ot the Naval Academy, June
I3tb. Rear Admiral Balch will then pro seed to
San Francisco and take command of the naval
force on the Pacific station, commodore J. H.
Shotts has been ordered to Washington for examination
for promotion to the grade of rear
admiraL He Is to take command of the naval
force on the South Atlantic station, in place of
Rear Admiral Bryson, who has applied to be
Gen. Brady** Denial*
The following dispatch explains itself:
_ N?w York, April 22.
George c. Gorham, Republican Office, Washington,
You will please say for me timt all charges,
direct or indirect, affecting my integrity as a
Ebllc official are absolutely and unqualifiedly
se. Thomas J. Brady.
The Star Service Scandal*
sixth auditor m'grew dema.kd8 an inve8tigation
of ma office.
in consequence of the published rumors reflecting
on the Sixth Auditor's office in connection
with the star route scandal, Mr. McGrew,
who is the head of that office, has written to
Secretary Wlndom requesting an investigation.
Mr. McGrew's letter reads as follows:
" I inclose herewith an extract from the New
York Times of this date, and have the honor to
state that inasmuch as under the law this office
has nothing whatever to do with the execution
of contracts for transporting the malls, or with
the increase or expedition of service, and his
in everycase audited and settled the accounts ror
star' service in strict conformity with the law,
the charge that It has, either directly or Indirectly,
been in any manner connected with certain
alleged abuses in the contract office is utterly
false and unfounded. I ask that as a
matter of justice to myself, to Mr. Lilly, the
deputy Auditor, and to Judge R. F. crowell,
the chief of the pay division, having In charge
the payment of mall transportation, the most
thorough and searching investigation be made
Into the operations or this office during the
past six years. I challenge the fullest and moan
scrutinizing Investigation of this matter, and
have so advised the Postmaster General."
It Is stated in this connection that the Sixth
Auditor has nothing whatever to do, directly
or Indirectly, with the making of contracts
for transporting tne malls, with the increasing
or the expediting of the service under such
contracts, or with the certificates of the performance
of such se^flce. He is not even advised
by the Postmaster General of the execution
of such contracts un'.ll several months
after they have been mada. Ills duty is
simply to state the account of each contractor lu
a report to the Postmaster General, which report
is revised by the Third Assistant Postmaster
Genera), who has a duplicate set of
books showing the pay due to each contractor.
If the auditor's report Is found to be strictly in
accordance with the Tldrd Assistant's report, a
draft or warrant Is issued and sent to the
auditor for registry and countersignature.
This is all the connection that the auditor has
with the payment of mall transportation, and
the statement that he has, or can in any manner,
increase the pay of a contractor, is one
which any person familiar with the organization
of the P. O. department will, at once,
The Post Office Tag: BiuineMi
what mr. favman alleges.
Some months ago Mr. George H. Fayman, a
local mall agent, residing in thl3 city, lnventea
a simple device for fastening mall pouches, and
after securing a patent he made an effort to
have the Post Office department adopt It. In
this he was not successful, although its advan
tages to the service were conceded by the commission
who examined it, and he offered it for
a very small royalty. In his attempt to secure i
its adoption two clerks?Messrs. James and
Lanciey?had been assisting him, but had not
s' >tded. James Anally approached Fayman
i. epresented that it was important, in order
tc ave the fastener adopted, that it should be
transferred to him. Acting on these representations
Mr. Fayman, for a nominal consideration,
assigned his letters patent to
James, on the Bame day, without consultation
with Fayman, James, It is alleged, treated
the assignment from Fayman to himself as absolute.
and as conveying all Fay nun's rights to
himself, authorized Geo. A. Sheridan to man
ufacture and use the fasteners. The circumstance
of this license to Sheridan and the assignment
of the patent to James being of the
same date, it is alleged shows that there was
an understanding between Sheridan and James,
and that they entered Into a conspiracy or combination
to beat Fayman out of his rights
under the Datent. Sheridan having obtained
the license to manuracture the fastener, at
once secured a contract at a price much larger
than the government could have secured by
paying a royalty and manufacturing them, and
it is claimed that under this contract several
hundred thousand have been manufactured.
Mr. Fayman, some weeks since retaiued Mr.
W. A. Cook as his counsel, and a bill in equltv
was drawn asking for an injunction to restrain
the manufacture of the bag fastener, for an account,
and that the assignment b: declared
void, but it has not been filed. It ft underslood
that the facts in this case were mad^
known to Postmsater General James and the
President some weeks ago and before the investigating
commission was appointed. Tli's
morning CoL Cook wrote to Mr. Fayman, wh >
is quite ill and unable to be interviewed, as t;
the case, that he does not deem It wise In vle>\
of the contemplated suit tor him to make an',
statement cxcept to his attornesy. "forsujh
statements may be misrepresented as well as
misunderstood, and thus injure your case.'
This is the case In which Gen. George A. sn?r!dan
asked for an Investigation by tne Po?'
The Republican Caucus.
executive 8es8i0n probable?what will bk
It seems to be the impression that the President
at last has made a move to break the
dead-lock in the Senate, and that it was
through his Instrumentality that the request
for a call of a caucus was signed by a score or
more of republican senators. On Thursday the
President had a long conference with Senators
Hoar and Dawes, at which it is believed he indicated
a desire that the dead-lock should ba
unlocked until previous nominations are confirmed.
Under what, In the republican circle
Is called "caucus courtesy," it requires in
writing the signatures of eight Senators to
request the chairman of the caucus committee
to issue his call for a caucus. Early after the
Senate met yesterday a call wa3 drawn up and
circulated. It did take some little persuasion
with certain Senators, but the end was that
over eleven signed the request for the call,
which request In writing was placed in the
bands of Senator Dawes, the acting chairman.
There Is nothing left for him to do out? to call
the caucus. It will be called early next week,
probably on Tuesday. Of course, when the
caucus meets It will be determined just what
nominations shall be acted upon. There Is
hardly a probability, however, that the New
York colleetorahlp will be reached. The nomination
is with the committee on commerce, of
which Senator Conkhng la chairman, and for
an Indefinite period yet he will be able to control
it. as to other nominations, the impression
seems to be this: The caucus will agree to
confirm all pending nominations which have
been favorably reported by committees of the
Senate and to which there la no objection.
That Is to say. all nominees who are not the
subject of contest will be pu9?tarough, and
those that are will be hung up.
street Car strikers in St. Louis.
St. Louis, April 13.?The strike of street railroad
conauctors and drivers was inaugurated
this morning, according to the program, and
all the lines in the city, except two, are greatly
crippled. The president ot rhe Bellefontalne
line acceded to the demands ot the strikers and
has the full number of cars In service.
A car on the Market street road having an old
conductor and a new driver on board was
mobbbed at 6th and Chestnut streets, by a gang
of outside men and the conductor was
seriously hurt on the head, but
aside from this no disturbance has taken place.
The few cars in service are mainly
manned by new men, very few of the
old employes having failed to join the
strike. The companies so far have been greatly
disappointed in procuring new men, and it
looks now as though they will be obliged to
comply with the demandsof the strikers. Public
sentlaient is in favor of the men. some four
or five hundred strikers formed in procession
down town this morning, and with an improvised
band of music marched to Turner's hall,
where they are now in session. They were
heartily cheered by clt'zens in the streets
as they passed.
Shooting in Kentucky.
Cincinnati, April 23.?Wm. Brown yesterday
went into J as. Benson's field, near Falmouth,
Ky., to takeout some mules that were trespassing.
Benson appeared and threw rocks at
Brown, who ran. Benson pursued, still throwing
stones, when Brown drew a revolver and
killed his pursuer. Brown, who Is a young
man, was held in iooo to await the action of the
grand jury. Benson was very old.
Transfer of Methodist Churches.
Glens Falls, N. Y., April 23.?In the Methodist
conference the bishop decided ?hat the
churches of Stsnford, Pawnal, Bennington.
North Bennington, Arlington, and Sand Gate,
hitherto in the Troy conference, are in the Vermont
Canadian Pacific Railway Transfer.
Winnipeg, Man., April 23.?The transfer of
the Canadian Pacific railway to the syndicate
takes place on Monday, May 2 in addition to
the eastern division, the Pembina branch and
as far as Telford on the western division will
come under their jurisdiction. It la the Intention
after the transfer to run passenger trains
tram St. Paul direct to Winnipeg, to which Pallman
cars will be attached both ways.
Telegrams to The Star.
FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT
GREAT MISSOURI RIVER FLOOD.
PERU'S DISTRACTED CONDITION.
LIFE INSURANCE SPECULATION.
IMPORTANT EUROPEAN EVENTS.
THE <;REAT FI.OOD IN THE MISSOU
Serious Condition of Affair* at
Council Bluffs. Iowa, April 22.?The situation
otthe river at tbls point continues to grow
worse, and it is not only serious, but desperate.
The water has been rising at tne rate of an Inch
an bour all day, and tbe entire bottom lands
are Inundated at a depth ot from one to six
feet. The tracks of all the railroads leading to
the union depot are under water from two to
three feet, and no passenger trains are run to
or from it, all stopping at tne city local depots.
The Union Pacific track has been washed out
for several hundred yards, and platforms have
been erected over the water for the transfer of
passengers and baggage. The river to-night is
four or live inches nlgher than It was ever
known to be before. No up-trabjs have arrived
or departed from this city to day, as a bridge
was washed away from the Elk Horn river In
Nebraska. The trouble will probably be over
to-morrow. Trains from all directions are arriving
late and irregularly, and are using each
other's tracks to get to the city. The Burlington
and yulncy railroad has sustained another
bad wathout fcur miles below this city, and the
company Is using the Wabash railroad to M.ilvern.
Hundreds of houses adjacent to th<1
cmy and in the lower districts ot the city are
completely and effectually surrounded and can
only be reached by boats or Improvised rafts
Reports from up tbe river are to the effect that
the river is still rising, and they occasion considerable
apprehension here, as now we have
about as much water as we can stand.
Arrests in Russia.
London. April 23.?The St. Petersburg correspondent
of the Daily avts vouches for the
authenticity of the following: A printing press
was discovered in St. Petersburg on the loth
instant, and from ten to twenty-three persons
were arrested at the same time. A few days ago
a press, believed to belong to the nihilist newspaper,
The will or the People, was discovered,
and a dozen persons were arrestedOn
the day of the execution of the nihilists for
connection with the Czar's assaslnatlon. three
persons, engaged In printing notices referring
to the execution, were arrested. The proprietor
of a house containing a press and a laboratory
and three occupants and two porters have
also been arrested.
An Executioner Eashcd.
The executioner, Frohlotf, has received 100
lashes for mismanagement In the hanging of
the nihilist Mlchalloff, whose rope broke twice.
Measures Against Anarchists.
A dispatch from Berlin to the Times says:
Russia has, by a circular note. Invited the powers
to a conference, for the purpose of considering
measures against anarchists.
The Vienna correspondent of the Times says?:
A Russian circular concerning anarchists has
been presented here.
Carlyle's Damaging Reminiscences
London, April 23.?The Daily News understands
that since the publication of Mr.
Carlyle's damaging reminiscences, very Uttle
advance has been made in the collection of subscriptions
for the proposed memorial contributions,
which before the remenlscenees were
Subll&hed were largely and freely made. They
ave almost entirely stopped since the publication.
The Socialist Conference.
The Times sai s the conference of socialists
which was to have been held in London at the
end ot April has been abandoned, in order to
wait a little longer to see what course political
events are likely to take in Russia and Germany.
If the socialist conference at Zurich
durlLg the Rummer is prohibited, immediate
steps will probably be taken to summon an
International conference In New York.
Resignation of Greece's War Minister.
London, April 23.?A dispatch from Athens
saye: M. Mauromlchaella. minister ot war, has
resigned. M. Valtlnos will succeed him.
The Standard's correspondent at Athens
6ays: The minister of war disagreed with his
colleagues concerning the answer to be returned
to the last note of the powers, his views
being regarded as too pacific. His resignation
therefore seems to portend an unfavorable reply.
The reply, however, will probably be delayed
some days. In the meantime the cabinet
may alter its views.
London, April 23.?The Btoppage of the whole
ot tbe Durham collerles is probable in consequence
of the complication at the new seaham
colliery proceeding from the late strike. The
men wish to throw aside the understanding
that a certain number of colliers, who prominently
participated in the late strike should
leave at the expiration of four weeks. The
feeling shown is to caU out on strike the whole
of the colliers of Lord Londonderry. It Is believed
that such a course would be followed by
the masters closing all the pits in tbe county of
Durham. The decision of the colliers is expected
FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
A Train Down an EmbankmentSix
Killed and Seven Injured.
Denver, Col., April 23.?A dispatch from
Pueblo, CoL, dated April 22, says: This afternoon
a passenger coach containing fourteen
passengers, on the Denver and Rio Grande
train, which left here for Chama last Wednesday
afternoon, jumped the track two mlle3
east of Rock tunnel, and rolled one hundred
and Qfty feet down an embankment. No other
cars left the track. Five men and one woman
were killed outright, and three passengers were
slightly injured and three seriously hurt. No
employes of the toad were Injured exc9pt the
fireman who was riding In the coach. It Is Impossible
at present to give the names of those
who were killed.
Extensive Speculation In Eife Insurance,
Baltimore, April 23.?It seems that a new
field of speculation has been opened and extensively
operated In Western Maryland,
and particularly In Frederick county, In which
a number of life insurance agents representing
various companies In Pennsylvania are the
principal operators and brokers. The speculation
is In Insuring the lives 61 superannuated
persons and even paupers, the policies being
taken out In some cas93 for quite large
amounts. Recently several Old persons died In
Frederick county on whose Uvea policies for
several thousand dollars had been Issued only
a few months previous to death, and it is stated
that this traffic has lately increased to such an
alarming extent as to occasion not only general
ana absorbing comment, but to excite
Extensive Incendiary Fires.
Syracuse, N. Y., April 23.?Extensive incendiary
fires occurred early this morning at the
salt property near this city. Martin Cooney's
three salt blocks were first burned. Loss about
$6,000; fully insured. Later the salt mill and
three double salt biockB owned by the porter
Manufacturing company were burned. The los3
' is estimated at $30,000; insurance $34,ooo.
Portsmouth, N. H., April 23.?Last night
during a quarrel John W. Reardon, employed
at Jones' brewery, stabbed Daniel Lynch, also
worklne at the same place, it Is feared fatally.
It Is Btated that Reardon owed Lynch several
months' board, which the latter demanded,
with the result above indicated. Reardon was
Death of Judgo Ferguson.
Cincinnati, April 23.?The death of Judge M.
J.Ferguson, at LouislaCourt-House, Ky.,occurred
night before last. He was colonel in the
17th Virginia confederate regiment, and distinguished
himself at Gettysburg.
Suicide of a Preacher.
Little Rock, ark., April 23.?a dispatch
from Ozark, Ark., reports the suicide there by
laudanum of Rev. H. Thomas, on account of
rapidly growing blindness.
Shot la a Quarrel.
Cincinnati. April 93.?steamboat men from
up tbe Ohio river report the death of George
McDaniels on the night before list, near Troy,
Ind., from a pistol shot in the head, fired by a
man named Lynch, during a quarrel between
them. Lynch escaped.
READIMG RAILROAD LITIC.ATIO.K*
Proceedings In l'b!la<lcl|>lita.
rBii.adbi.rniA. Pa., April 23.?la the V. S.
circuit court this niornlrg. Judge McKennan
made a decree enjoining the Philadelphia and
Readlng railroad company from issuing the de
ferred income bonds. but reserved for further
consideration the question ol the Issue of the
blanket mortgage, counsel for delendant
moved that the plaintiffs be compelled to enter
security for any damages that may be sustained
In the event of the dissolution of the prrltm
lnary injunction. This motion was overruled
by the court.
SEVINTY-TWO DAYS' SLEEP.
Awakening to Jump from an l'|?t?iair?
Alijktowk, Pa.. April -23.?John Guymphere,
the Hungarian, who has been asleep at the
poorhcuse ior ii.' days, and who awakened for
the first time yesterday, arose again this morning
at 8:30 o'clock, bolted the room door and
Jumped from the window, falling a distance of
us feet. He was alone lu the room at the timeWhen
he was picked up it was found that two
of his ribs were broken and his spine was injured
so hadly that he can hardly be expected ,
DISTRACTED PERI .
Intestinal Distentions Added to itie
Evil* of Chilian Occupation.
Pakama, April 13.?Affairs In the Peruvian j
capital, and throughout that distressed country
generally, are In a worse condition now
than was considered possible six weeks ago.
Sensible people looked to the nomination of
Sencr caideron, a patriot, and an estimable i
man, as provisional president, as offering a
avenue ot escape from the tremendous dim- ;
cultles In which they were Involved. They
presumed that the m.-w government would not I
fail to win the euppoit of all departments of tie |
country, but this hope has been bitterly dls- I
appointed. Arequlpa. where the only visible
iemnant of Peru's military power is now to be j
found, a wretched burlesque of an army of |
7,coo men, half of whom have no arms with
which to oppose resistance to the Chilians, has
declared in favor of the dictatorship of Pleroia, !
and announced war to the bitter end with 1
Chile Pulra, and several otner departments i
have followed the same example, while the
municipality of Lima itself has not hesitated to
Increase theoonfuslon and disorder by openly
resisting certain recent decrees of the new !
president. If they continue to oppose pacification
there appears to be no other future before
the country than countlnued occupation by the
Chilians and the exaction of the last dollar '
available In Peru for the support of the army
of occupation. Pleroia la in Jauga, and his ,
emissaries in the southern and northern part
of the republic are active in their support of his
government. It is almost certain that the I
government of senor Caideron cannot stand 1
the moment the Chilian soldiers are withdrawn.
l)r. Rafael Nunez, now president of the republic,
has teen nominated as a candidate for the
presidency of the state ot Panama, nils
chances tor election are tlrst rate.
HALL STREET TO-DAY.
A Fluctuating but Strong Stock
Niw York. April 23.?The 1:40 edition of the
En ning Post has tne following as Its linanclal
article: At the stock exchange the United
States 4*8 are up to 116a and the C's are strong
at 103% and the 5'sare 102%. southern state
bonds are less active and %ai per cent lower,
ihe latter Louisiana consols, the exceptions
being South Carolina 6's, which are % higher.
Railroad bonds are Strong at an advance of
% as% per cent, the latter Decatur incomes.
Texas and Pacific Incomes have been notably
active and strong. The stock market, while
leverlsh and irregular, has, la the main,
been strong, and the net result of the fluetua
tlons up to the time that we write is an
advantage ot %a2% per cent, the latter Louis
vllle a Nashville. Texas <v Pacltlc has been a
feature and has advanced on the report that
in the proposed consolidation of the south
western roads this stock is to go In share for
share with Iron Mountain. The report scents
at least to be premature, as no such proposl- :
tlon has yet come before the St. Louis a Iron
Mountain directors, as one of their number
sends us none as we write. Tne notably strong
stocks have advanced to the following figures:
Canada Southern to 77%', from 75;,: American
District Telegraph irom 5S to 09; Loul3
vil!e & Nashville to 99%, from % ,:
New York Elevated to 116, irom lis^: j
Texas a Pacific to 62%, trom to)*;
to 116, from 113; Mliwavkee a su J
Paul to 113, from 118%; Denver A Rlc
Grande to 106%, from loo; Mobile A Ohio I
to 29 from 27%; and Milwaukee, Like Shore a
Western to 52, fiom 49. The older and high
priced stocks have, as a rule, teen quiet, and
the fluctuations in them narrow, and there is
yet much diversity of opinion as to whether
this Is really the beginning of the summer bull
campaign. Tte *-short interest'' has been
largely reduced in the last few days, and the
majority of small speculators who were
"bears'' at the beginning of the week are !
"bulls now. Money on ca.l is 4a3 per cent on
stocks and 3a4 per cent on U.S. call bonds. Time
loans are 3 to 4# per cent, according to the
collateral pledged. Prime mercantile paper is
4X8 r>/< l>er cent few names, however, passing j
below 5 per cent. The market lor foreign ex- i
change is very strong but dulL The posted
rates for prime bankers' sterling are 4S2vra4S5.
The actual rates are 4sl%a4S2 and 4S41.1a~4S4%.
Cable transfers are 4S4# and 4>5. Prime
commerci&i bills are 4so%a48i. These
rates do not admit of gold imports at a proitt. i
But foreign gold continues to arrive, as the result
of transactions which were founded on I
lower rates of foreign exchange.
New England Excursion to California*
Kansas City, Mo., April 23.?The New Eng- |
land excursion to California,which left Chicago 1
on Thuisday. arrived here safely last night. A i
number of Denver journalists met the party i
and left with them for that city at s p.m. 1
BALTIMORE, April 23.?Virginia sixes, oonsols, '
80%; do second aerie*. 38k; do. past due ooupons.
9t>%; do. new ten-forties. 50% bid to day.
BALTIMORE, April 23.?cotton dull?middling, 1
10*. Flour unchanged. Wheat, southern steady
and firm; western active aud higher, closing easysouthern
red. 1.22al.27; do. amber, 1.2**1.31; No. ,
1 Maryland. 1.28; No. 2 western winter red, spot.
I.23kal.23%; April. 1 28%al.23X; May,1.22'.a 1
1.22%; June. 1.21%al.21%; July, 1.18%al.l8%; '
August, 115k. Corn, southern stead v ; western <
quiet and steady?southern white, 66%; do. yellow, (
67% ; western mixed, spot and April. 67%a67%; i
May. C6%; steamer, 64k. Oats quiet?western >
white, 46a47; do. mixed, 44i46; Pennsylvania. 46. !
Rye steady, 1.20. Hay nncbanired. Provisions J
mi settled but without quotable change. Butter 1
quiet and without change. Ems firmer. 17. 1
Petroleum unchanged. Ooffee doll?Rio cargoes, t
ordinary to fair, 10all%. Sugar ateudy?A soft, t%. t
Whisky dnll, 1.09%al.l0. Freights to Liverpool
per steamer quiet and Aeady. Receipts?flour. ,
',505 barrels; wheat, 67,066 bushels; com. 46,66'j !
bushels; oats, 9,242 bushels; rye, 213 bushels. 1
Shipments?wheat, 79.526 bushels: com. uon? 1
Bales-wheat, 482,76^ bushels; corn. 23. W2 I
NEW YORK, April 23. ?Stocks firm. Money, i
6. Exchange-long, 482; abort. 483%. Govern- t
mentis quiet and firm. .
NEW YORK. April 28.?Floor dull and un- 8
changed. * beat feverish and unsettled. Oorn a f
shade easier and quiet.
NEW fQBIL April 23, 11 a. m.-The Stock
Market oi?ned generally higher, and prioes fed
varced k to 1% per cent. Mobile and Ohio, Ohio .
Central and Reading leading the upward movement.
At the first board the speculation became r
feverish and unsettled. The elevated railway stock p t
were irregu ar. Manhattan fell ofl' 2k to 26%. r
Metropolitan oi ?ned at a decline of 2k per cent, a
ralLolik atd reacted IX- New York ten off lk c
per cent. ;
LONDON, April 23, 12:30 p. m.?Consols? ?
for money, 101 6-lti; for the account, 101k. ?
D. 8. bonds, 4 per cents, 118k Atlantic and Great ^
Western first mortgage trustees' certificates. 66* O
Erie, 473K: do. second oonsola, 105*. New York $
Central, 149. Illinois Centra), 141. Pennsylvania ?
Central. 71*. Beading. 80%. New York, Ontario e
and Western. 36. ?
SEW YORK MARKETS THIS AFTERNOON. J,
The following quotattona were current in New
York to-daj at 2 JO p. m., as reported by H. H 0
Dodge, of 889 16th street, by special wire o
Western Union. U6X; do. new stock. 80*; Hew ti
Jeraey Central, 9734; PeUware and JHudaon. lfctf; b
andSL Jo. fbji: do.preferred, 108%; it. Louie and fe
l??$!>Depyw Mid1^*ar?StoffS%; U
SO^jTesss FaeUUv eix'sTeas Peeifle L. G., 86%! ^
II, l.]Hl U>?;OOWOD?. 1WU.IJ\' tl
THE KATE M I.TA\.
Arm! of lila Alleged iMMiam
Lokpon. April tl.?A Constantinople d!sp*t &
say*: Four persons, formerly domestic ser\ anta
in the Imperial Palace, harp t**>n utmaI,
harged with th-? assassination of the late
n Azlt. They hav? confessed that
J^ey spffcated fcim. after which they opened
ids veins tn his anus to make it appear that
he commuted Kuic.de. Two ex poller officials
55J a.n (* ^ar minNter are also stated to have
teen lmpltcat* d.
bott ? It is possible the last-namod refers to
Hussein Ami. who waa murdered b> Hassar la
1*7", soon after the death of Abdul mu.
A New Km I road.
kt. Lcri8,Aptll So ?The omoers ot the St.
Louis and San Frgrclsoo Kallroad have organl
l/ed the Rogers and Kureka springs Railway
ouipany, to build a road|from Rogers to Eureka
Sprites, t wer.ty-flve mi es. The road win be
built as eoon as possible.
Abcut a bundrrd 'adles and gentlemen called
infcimaliy upon Mrs. Gartleld last evening.
The I'rcsldent assisted her in entertaining the
l-ast Wednesday the marriage of Miss AHcO
M. Duekett and Mr. James W. Waylan was
solemnized at St. Aloy&lus. The bride, a pretty
brune, w ere a toilet of lavender silk, bat to
match, and natursa tlowers. Mr. \N aylan has
many warm rrl* nca in this city, who will be
glad to h? ar of his gotd fortune in winning a
lady to worthy.
The hall ot the Jefferson school oulldlng was
crowded last night on the occasion of the ninth
annual entertain in ent by the Jefferson Literary
and Debating Society. The pretty girls of
South Washington wore therein full forces. The
entertainment was entertaining, and the audience
was enthusiastic, applauding each happy
hit of the p'.ajs ai d the excellent must ; rendered
tiurli g the evening In a mannur whieh
must have gratified the performers. The first
play was the farce of the WiVfo?r'.? !' <*(>?, in
which Miss Jennie Kiilght took the part of the
fascinating widow, "Mrs. Rattle on." Miss
Clara Downing, that of "Mrs. Twitters;" Miss
Mary Foster, that of "Jane Cbatterly," the
stage struck lady's maid; Mr. J. J. Lackey, her
adorer. (?qualiy stare-struck,) In the hairdreeslrg
business: Mr. F. B. Noyes. that of
" Byron Tiemalne Pelham Fodgo," tae widow's
victim; and Mr. L. J. Churcu, that of "Mr.
Twitters." The farce was rendered with great
spirit. Instrumental music by Prof. Theo. J.
King, Ml?s Ella Craig and Mr. Mi Lv.ighlln violin).
and vocal mislc by Miss Rollers Miss
Leavltt, Mrs. R. H. church. I)r. M. F. Thompson
and Mr. D. G. Miller, were a' tractive features
cl the enteitalnment. The medal plten
annually by the soelety to the best debater was
prtstLtf d by Mr. W. H. Luff, in a neat speech,
to Mr. W. T. Talbott, who made an appropriate
response. The performance concluded wtth the
comedy of a Quiet Family, which was admirably
rendered by Mr. David C. Bangs, as " Mr.
Ben Blfcfcs;" Ml-s Mary Foster, as "Mrs. Ben
Bibbs;" Dr. Millard F. Thumpson, as " Mr. Rarnaby
Bibbs;' Miss Clara Downing, a? "Mrs.
Barnaby Bibbs;"' Mr. Harry F. Clark, as
"Grumpy;" Miss J-?nnle Foster, as "Snarlv;
Mr. W. A. Johm-on. as " Peter Parker,' and M'las
Jennie Knight, as "Miss sellna Summers.'
1 he lawn has been made r<%ly In the southern
grcuLd3 cf the White House for ;i came of
ten Lis, w fetch the President's children intend
1 he marriage of Miss Rodger? the niece of
Gen. Meigs' iate wife, and his nephew. Mr.
Foisythe Meigs, l". 8. N., will occur at hlx residence
here next Wednesday. It will be a day
weddlr.g, and few will be present except the
relatives of both parties, of whom there are
many In Washington.
Next Saturday the children wh<> art pupils ot
Mrs. Moirell. w ill give a reeepUon at her rooms
from 3 to :> o'clock. Two young ladles from
HoinellKvllle, New York, and two from New
York tlly, arrived this week, and are to take
lessons for several months of Mrs. Morrell. Beside
other attractions, there Is to be a military
drill for the masters, and something equally
attractive tor the mioses who are members of
the Art League.
The Literary Society meets this evening at
the residence of Mr. A. R. spofford. on ? apttol
Hill. Mrs. Mcrrell will be -at home' In h-i
studio rooms on Monday evening, and Mrs. H.
M. Lincoln at her residence, ?'.i5 11 street, on
Madam Blanche Roosevelt Macchetta, the
talented and popular singer, la expected in
Washington this evening. She coiner trom
New York to visit her mother and sister, Mrs.
L. R. Tucker and daughter, previous to leav lng
for Kurope op the 4th of May.?A son of Justice
Bradley, of the Supreme court, is to marry
Miss Ballantjne. of New Jersey, the sister of
the lady who Is about to be married to exsenator
Frellnghujsen's son.?Mrs. cien.
Rlcketts' ntpfcew and niece will arrive to-day to
make her a visit. Mrs. Edwin I'araons Is at
the residence ot her father. J settee swayne.
having been sumiuoned from New York on
account of her mother's Illness. Justice and
Mrs. Miller will start next month on a trip to
California. They will make a tour of the state
and visit frltnos at Oakland.? Ex Secretary
Thompson's family will probaby remain tn
Washington until the tlrst ol June.?Mr.
Grler, who Las been nominated for Thirl
Assistant Postmaster General, is a relative of
Horn A. H. Stephens.
FRAUDS OF THE STAR ROUTE SERVICE
Investigation* W hich nay Increate
(lie Inmates of the Penitentiary*
(Wash. Sj ceiat &. T. Heral<\ To^'ui .)
Postmaster General James' inquiry Into the
star route corruption, which has been carried
en with equal vigor and secrecy, promises
presently to develop some surprising rascalities
in high places, and may in the end, ir powerful
political influences do not prevail to pre
vent It, send several prominent politicians to
the penitentiary. There is already sufficient
evidence In hand to show that the star route
lobby waa not without Congressmen, as part of
its force and the game of straw bidding, sham
securities and raised contracts appears to have
been carried on with a brazen effrontery which
shows that the men engaged in It?some of
them men ot political influence?and other
office-holders, here and elsewhere, had not the
least fear of interference trom any quarter.
* THE rRK8IDKKT DETERMINED.
The 1'resident probably remembers the Impudent
resistance to Investigation In the Hous**
winter before last when the star route lobby
gathered here to support Second Assistant Postmaster
General Brady and to defeat the inquiry
by the House. The President Is bent upon a
thorough exposure of the whole mass of corruption,
and has given orders that the investigation
now proceeding shall be searching, and
lhat wrongdoers shall be brought to punishment
without regard to persons or political influence.
The result promises to be as astonishing
in Its details as the exposure of the whisky
ring by secretary Brlatow, and fortunately the
present Attorney General is not the kind of a
nan to issue an order intimidating witn^sse^
and shielding rogues.
Biady 's friends say to-day that he has cohered
hunt elf against effective attack by having carefully
kept copies of all the recommendations for
increased seivlce and increased pay on star
routes made by congressmen and other public
functionaries. It la to be hoped that this is true,
ind that lie will be pushed hard enough to in- '
luce him to make these copies ot written and
>ral recommendations public. Having such
papers in his possession no doubt gave him the
power he had over members ot the last House
)f Representatives which enabled him to openly
sully the committee of inqury. Mr. Hayes and
lis Post master General absolutely refused to
ake the least notice of the rroved ir regularises
of the star route business. They threw the
whole Inquiry upon Congress, knowing, as they
nust nave known, that a c&ngrcssloual lnves<igatlon
la sure to cover up rathe r than expose
wrongdoing. The present administration apjears
to be determine)l to pursue a more honorible
and effective course, and if the Executive
8 In earnest, there is at last some hope of
winging to daylight the star route jobberies
rnd with them, perhaps, the congressmen and
?tter public officers on whose influence the
HOW CONTRACTS WERE INCREASED.
The reckless way in which the star route conracts
were "increased" Is shown in ail official
eturn, from which the following figures are
aken: One route contracted originally for in
ound numbers ffi.oou was Increased to f 190,000,
,n increase of |l44,ooo per annum on a 96,000
on tract. Another was increased from $m,ooo
o $3<K),ooo; another from $s,ouo to f70,000; anther
from $13,000 to $136,000; another from f?so
0 $3S,ooo; another trom $8,ooo to f7S,ooo; anther
from $15,000 to $92,ooo; another from
io,ooo to $90,000, and so on to the end of a leng
hapter. it must be remembered that Confess
had given tor the star route service
5,900,000, which was the whole sum asked for
1 the estimates, but at the next session the
cm of $2,000,000 was demanded of congress to
mr each increased prices paid to contractors
ver aid above the amounts they had ooa'ccted
for. But this branch of the subject is
robably the least muddy of alL The Post
ffice detectives have got evidence of systelatlc
straw bids and straw securities, and
hen the evidence already in hand is brought
efore &e proper courts it will be discovered
>at In some oases public officers here and
here have been concerned in violations ot law
hlch are expressly made penitentiary otxcee.
IB RESIGNATION OF ASSISTANT ATTORNEY en?.
EEAL FREEMAN?NO CONNECTION WITH ID
STAR BOUTS SCANDAL.
The resignation of Mr. A. A. Freeman an
matant attorney general in the Poatoffiee
partment was placed in thebaodsot Poau
aster General James very soon after he
red upon hls duties. As a matter of tact, the
noe of Judge Freeman had nochins todown*
? route business except to advise against
ared so as to leave the Postmaster General
eettd ttPgpbsrraased in the setecOon of a
icoessor. His record is good and t&e fuss or
w department show that he was opnossd to
m encroachments ot the mail oonuaohx*