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V- 62?N- 9,429. WASHINGTON, D. C.. THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1883. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR. ? ' - PUBLISHED DAILY, Except Snnday, at the star buildings, Frrtlvttt Censer PsnniylTania An and 11th 8t,Sr The Evening Star Newspaper Company. GEO. W. ADAMS, Preat Twr r*TTTTn Pta* Is served to subscribers ta the *It? by carrier*, on their own account, at 10 cents per ttfi), or 44 cent* per UK'Cth. Coj lea at the counter,! tt < ir each. By mail?postage prepaid?60 cents a monUb (I? year, 16; sis months. $3. [Ei)t*r?d at the Pcwt office at Washington. D. C., as Kund-class mail matter. J the wfhlt stae?published on Friday?11 ayiar, I cttsire prepaid. bfcx months, 50 cents. IV AH mail subscriptions must be paid In advanoe; &11 a j er sent 'onirer than if paid for. hsUtol advertising made Knownron application. AM US KM KNTS 1CJS CUE AM SOCIABLE. at Un iTorealist Church. 13th and L sheets Thursday evening July 12th. 1883. Jyll-2t* T1HE WASHINGTON SWIMMING SCHOOL. EXTRA OCCASION. Thursday ni^ht, July 12th, at 9 30, Ladies and Gentlemen's Swimming 1'"rt?. Person* desiriuw to Join this party will be required to ivsistrr their nan.es aud procure tickets in advance. Positively no gent emeu a?im tted wituo ut a lady and no spectators allowed. Jy9-4t TaKIVF.RM SUMMER GARDEN. A J P s.tively last week of tbe mirth provokers, TILL'8 ltoVAL MARIONETTES. New Pantomimes! New Spcdalti ?! New Minstrel Scene! A ma^niificeut company, pres^ntinir art.stlc music and amuaing novelties. >1atineen for ladies ai d children every Saturday at 2. Admission to all ouly 10 ceate. Jy9 summer garden. CONCERT THIS EVENING BY J'KOF. ARTH'S ORCHESTRA OF FIFTEEN SELECTED MUSICIANS. Wis* FLORENCE EMMART IN POPULAR BALLADS Re engagomentof the celebrated AllION QUARTETTE Admission, Ten Cents. Jy9 fJUlEATER COM1QUE DIME SUMMER GARDEN ONE WEEK?JULY 9TH. A Sensational Surprise! Two Dramas in One Week! July 9, 10. 11. the great Drams of THE TWO WANDERERS! July 12. 13, 14, the great Drams, THE BOSS. HATINEES?Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Jy9 All for ten cents. Concert at sproh's garden. Toncert EVE. Y E. EN1N<. at \. SPROH'S Summer Gar leu, 483 C street northwest. Entrance free from 8 to i2. Jel2-2m 1*he washington swimming school,! New York avenue, between 13th and 14th sto. OPEN FOR THE SEASON. -HOURS:? Gentlemen? 7 to 9 a. m., 2:30 to 10 p.m.; Ladies?10 ?.m. to 12 m.; Boys?2:3C to 7 p.m. Water constantly changing and artificially heated. Si: g!e bath. bOceuta, 10 tickets, fi.50; instruction course. $5. my26-3m F?.626J tN 1XHIBITION tNo. .id E > AM' SALE AT J E Street, i MARKKITER^ / Street J <. *26 F street northwest, one door from 7thstreet. I Irke Oil I sintings, Engraviros, (Throm-is, etc.; also I f rge ard < "fcoice Stock of Paj erhamrintrs. Picture lianies. Picture Cord and Tassels. Rintrs, Nail* etc.,at 3 ?rkriter's. 1 eruis Ca?b. Free Art Gallery. ol7 PICNICS, EXCURSIONS, &c. Fifth annual excursion OF THE LONE STAR BENEFICIAL ASSOCIATION, TO LOWER CEDAR POINT. MONDAY, JULY 16, 1*83, On the Fast and Commodious Steamer ARMENIA. Boat leaves wharf at 6:30 a. m. Tickets, 50 cents; ChiMren under 12 years, 25 cents. The t oromittee reserve the riirht to rej.-ct any objectionable ren-on by refunding their mon-y. l-tond order nt-ictly enforced. thus assuring an a good day's enjoyment. Jyl2-3t J>EOPLES' FERRY to ALEXANDRIA. VA. . FARE 5 CENTS. The fast iron steamer Thomptson will hereafter ran on SUNDAYS as a ferry between WASHINGTON and ALEXANDRIA. Leave W ashinirton, loot of 6th Btreet. terminus of F. th and 7th street cars, as fo lows: 9:;i0. 10:30, ll-30a. tt., 12:30. 1:30. 2:30. 3:30. 4 30. 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. I eave xiexandrij, from Rt*-d's wharf, foot ol King str?et, 10, 11, 12 a.m., I. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Jyl-' lm ga-o. R. PHILLIPS, supt. PICNIC TO CARLIN SPRINGS ON FRIDAY. July 13. by the S. S. of Westuiinster and Fourth Presbyterian churchos. Tickets, adults. 50c.: children. 25c. Trains leave B. ft P. depot at 9 a,m. and 4 r.ui. Jyll-it DAI AND MOONLIGHT EXCURSION or THE CALEDONIA CLUB, TO MAR HALL HALL. TUESDAY', JULY 17TH, 1883. Steamer MARY WASHINGTON leaves 7th street wharf at 9:30 a. m. and 6:30 p- m-, sharp. Leaves Mar-nall Hall at 4 and 10 p. m. The usual g?mes for Ch:!dren Gentleman's I icket, 50 ients; Ladv's. 25 certs, to be had of members and at boat. Children nn>ler 10 free. Jyl0-6t SELECT EVENING EXCURSIONS DOWN THE POTOMAC EVERY SATURDAY EVENING. STEAMER ARMENIA Will leave at 6:30; returning at 11, Music. Danc.ng and Concert. Fare. 25 cents. JylO-lm OK AND MOONLIGHT EXCURSION FOR THE benefit of the officers and musicians of the steamer Mary Washimrtoj, I hursday evening. July 12. The committee reserve the right to refuse any tcket and refund the nion"y. Ticket" 25 c< nts. DancinK down and bif k. Boat leaves wharf at 6.30p. m., returmuK in vood season for street cars. Jy9-4t% Daily excursion to Washington grove ON THE METROPOLITAN BR \NCH B. A O. R.R., The tra:n leaving Wash n?rtou at 8 30 a. m., returniiuc from the Grove at 7:10 p. iu. Round trip tickets. 85 cent-. Parties can be supplied with refreshments at theWaeh1' tfton Gn-ve Hotel at city prices. jy9-lm* &ELECT EXCURSIONS 1 TO CAPE MAY every saturday DURING JULY AND AUGU8T, ia Pennsylvania Railroad, from Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, at 10:30 a. m. f5.00 FOR THE ROUND TRIP. Tickets food to return for five day*. For particulars address R. A. PARKK. Passenger Atfent southeastern District, Washington. D. C. Jy3 POPUT \It DAILY EXCURSIONS. 12 MILES SAIL ON 1 HE POTOMAC Fi ?R 15 CENTS. Hourly from 7th street ferry wharf. Je22 1m Lower cedar point. EXCURSION SEASON COMMENCES J? NE 20TH, 1881. STEAMER ARMENIA W.ll T^eave.Wbarf. Foot of 7:h s res t, Dailv at 9 a. m., Saturdays excepted. Sundavs 10 a. m.: fare 50 cents. On Saturdays ^t*;auier will leave at 6:30 p.m. for a s??: down the river, returning at 11 p.m.; fare 25 _5?Ets Jel6-lm i\CCOQUAN FALLS, MARSHALL HAM., AND ^ GLYMO T. Ihe Steamer MAP.Y WASHINGTON will make excur" frli,?.l'.'1t*!^abo,y i'lacefc ioOCCOQUA.n FAl.ls P MOXl>AY an<l \\ I DJiEsllAY, leuvintr 7th sE _ * niVi Ti5 lruln/. "A P- m- Fare, round trip. "** ^^ H iLL H ALL every Katurday. lcavlnK at 9 a. m., returiuuir at 4:30 p. m. Fare,round trip, 15 ceato. .. ^ sun DAY" EXCURSIONS. M ' R - HALL HALL AND GI.YMONT Two trips, 9 a.m. and 3 p. m.. r. lurninK at 3 p.m. and Ip. m. Far-*, round trip, 25 cents. Dancing on a fine wcxed dancing deck down and back and at mrounds. on all t. lpn. extvj.t Sunday. Fine bras* l and on tuiiaty. This ste*in*r stops at Marshall Hali and Glyrjont on YI >n lay a:.d Wedaes lay trips. Tickets for the round trip. 30rents. |wrtB-4?] ?. S. RANDALL. Manatrer. HO! FOR GREAT TALES AND CABIN JOHN RltlfK?E.?i-team j acket Excelsior will make her re^ul.T trij?? to als>ve plac- sSl'ND.AY, Wl DNESDAY. si d FRIDAY. I.ea\e High etrett aud canal at 8 am. J are 5o cents round trip. For charter apply at boat or 1114 4th street northwest. m4-3m* = ATTORNEYS. SAMUEL H. WALKER, ~ U. S. COM M I>S;ON KR. NOTARY PUBLIC AND A HORN FY FOR RENTS. _ 630La_ave.. next to City P. O. Bi\ LEIGIITON AND RICHARD E. PAIRO Attorneys-at-I.aw. nave removed th^sir offices to No. 482 Loulsizra avenue northwest Je26-lm* "\ R- MILL EE. attorney-at-LAW. Av 0 Looms 2_?nd 4 Gr.?itoa I^aw BaiUliufc , , *'- I> uisisna tvenue. Residence. 24(? North Capitol street. nil129 b A ?5K)DUJU'"- ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. 124 DEAKX* L- rn hireet. Chicago. Advice free. Eighteen years eiptwienoe. l<>nrideutiai buainew W?T v tended to ?ltdout publicity. mh3 HA. HALU ~ ' JLAticc of the Peace and Notary PubUct 916 1' street northwest. >4 Warner Buiku^?f. (iHAS. J. GOOCH. J SOLICITOR OF PATENTS. Counsellor at Law and Expert, St Cloud Building, 9th and F street#. Good work, gocd references, moderate cliances. a27-12m GENTLEMEN'S MANILLA AND 8TRA.W HATS VA lileacbed by . CUNNINGHAM. Practical Hatter, I JBnl Ml H struct nurthweoU __ SPECIAL NOTICES. TO WHOM IT M\Y CONCERN.?AT A meeting of the TINNERS' UNION it was resolved no; to work on any building where scab Flatterer* are employed, to take effect August 1st. By order of Union. It* jr^Sii0 NEW books AN D NEW M AO aziNE8 30 CT8. ?? "? per month or f4 j>er \ ear. Also, Btoks and Magazines by the day. CIi.CULATINO library. 174a la. av. Catalogue furnished on application. JylJ-th.a.tu, lm NOTICE TO OWNERS OF DOQS. omci of collfctob of taxes, ) dlkthior of columbia. > Washington. June 3t>. 1883.) All owners or keepers of .logs in the District of Columbia arc hereby notified that the yearly tax imposed by act of Compress on all dotrs owned cr kept in said District will be due and payable JULY 1. 1883. I pon payment of said tax tags will be issued, as provided in said act. By order of the Commissioner? ot the District of Columbia. JOHN F. COOK, Jy~-6t Collector of Taxes. DR. JOSEPH TABER JOHNSON HAS RE*?~W moved his Office and Residence from 937 New York avenue to 926 17th street, southwest corner K. Messages left at Cissell's Drug Store, opposite former residence, will be telephoned without delay. Jy2-'2w DR.JE ANNETTE J. SUMNER. Dr. ANNIE E. BICE, Have removed to Jy2-2w* 937 New York avenue northwest. r^ FOR ENGLISH TOOTH BRUSHES OF IXTse guaranteed quality and at very reasonable prices, goto MUNCASTER & HOWARD'S Pharmacy, Je30 Corner 7th and I streets northwest rs- OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF KGUALIZATION, ASSESSORS' OFFICE, D.C., June 28th, 1883. The Board of Fquallzation of tho assessment of the real estate in the District of Columbia, under the act of March 3. 1883. wi 1 be in session daily and hear cornplaints from taxpayers until the FIRST MONDAY IN AUGUST, at which time the assessments and equalizations will be finally completed and reported to the Commissioners D. C. All taxpayers are invited to examine the books in this office which contain tne new assessments of their projierty. By order of the Commissioners D. C. robert p. dodge, Je28-33t AsFessor, D. C. ff LUMBER! LUMBER! " IO? OF ALL KINDS. \ irginia Pine, Mahogany, Walnut, Georgia Pine, Cherry, Maple, and Ash and Poplar. North Carolina Pine. Also, Sheathintr Dressed One Side Quartered Oak. A specialty. Cabinet and White Oak. Buildinir and Jobbing Lumber Promptly Delivered to all parte of the City. WM. McLEAN ft SO"*. Je'23 18th and B streets northwest. dr. j. r. bromwell * Has Removed from 1811 H Street Northwest To 1138 Connecticut Avenue. Jel8-lm* SAM'L L. SHEDD, 409 9th street northwestfine gas fixtures. slate mantels, furnaces and ranges. >18 plumbing and tinning. r"St? THE LAUTEN ENGRAVING COMPANY, 1425 New York avenue. FINE CUTS, fob BELIEF AND PLATE PRESS PRINTING. by LAUTEN'S NEW PROCESS PHOTO-ENGRAVING. SEND FOR~ESTIMATES, my26 gas fixtures! the largest stock in the city to fcllect from and the cheapest. * PLEAbi. CALL AND EXAMINE. corcoran building, fw e. f. brooks. the original polar soda. five cenjs per glas8. Without change of quantity, and quality fully maintained. MILBURN'S, on tho Avenue, near the Treasury. Je5 jTjS? W. WALLACE KIRBY, NEW REAL UTW ESTATE and BROKERAGE OFFICE. RENTS COLLECTED. LOANS NEGOTIATED. Je'28-lm* BARBOUi.'S Law Building. 490 La. ave. grjSr* FARMER- WHO A'E INTERESTED IN sdet growing crops CHEAPLY AND SUCCESSFULLY SHOULD WRITE US FOR OUR PAMPHLET ON PURE FERTILIZERS. A good fertilizer can be made at home, for about $12 a CH E >fl C ALS?Ktm* W*Ltl PREPARED Relerences in every State. A cents wanted for unoccupied territory. A pply with references. BBOWN CHEMICAL CO., _ Manufacturers of POWELL'S TIP-TOP BONE FERTILIZER, BONE, POTASH. AMMONIA. &c.. 3*29 16 Light street, Baltimore, Md. V ?^ ?? Iron "Vases, (Jhairs and Setteesl RUSTIC WOOD VASES, chairs. settees and hanging baskets. garden hose, ftc. pl2 HAYWARD ft HUTCHINSON. "JJNIVERSALLY PRESCRIBED BY THE FACULTY. a laxative and refreshing fruit lozenge TAMAR for constipation, hemorrhoids, * bile, headache, cerebral congestion, etc. INDIEN Prepared by GRILLON, Sole Pronrietor, Pharmacien do Ire cla^sa de la Facultc de Paris, * 27 rue Rambuteau, Paris. GRILLON Tamar?unlike Pills and the usual purgatives?is agreeable to take, and never produces irritation. Soid by all Druggists. my3-th.13w.lstp ATS! H A T 8 I at and below cost. STOCK MUST BE REDUCED. mrs. m. j. hunt, jylo 1309 f s1reet northwest. We Guarantee TOM swway refrigerator To do all we claim for it?to give entire satisfaction?or money refunded. It is much more economical in the consumption of ice than any other refrigerator. It dispenses with the metal lining, so objectionable because of labor necessary to keep it clean. Ask to Bee list of references. J. W. 8CHAEFER, Soi.K Aoent, 1020 7th street northwest. Security From Loss By Bur&lary, bobbery, fire or accident. THE NATIONAL SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY of Washington In Its own building, Cobnkb 15th Street Aim Nrw York a<?. Ptrretual Charter Act of Congress January 22d, 1867. Capital .. $200,000 The Company rents Saf^s. inside its Fire and Burglar Proof Vaults, at prices varying from $5 to $60 i>er year, according to size and location. Rooms and Desks adjoining Vaults, provided for Safe-renters. vault doors guarded by the sargent time-lock. securities and valuables of evwry description. including bonds and stocks. plate, jewelry. deeds. ftc.. taken for safe-keeping, on special guarantee, at the Lowest Rates. benjamin P. snyder, President. CHARLES C. GLOVER,of Riggs ft Oo., Vice President. JOHN CASS ELS, Treasurer. ALBERT L. bTURTEVANT, Secretary. C. E. Nyruan. Asst. Seor. Dtsxctoss: Benjamin P. Snyder, Charles C. Glover. John Cause!*, Henry A. Willard, Albeit L. bturtevant Thomas Evazui John O. Parka. je35 Washington Newa and Gossip. Government Receipts To-dat.?Internal revenue, f353.lG6.22; customs. t6s1.0o0.q7. Rear Admiral Baldwin at the Czar's Coronation.?a report lias been received at tne Navy Department from Rear Admiral Baldwin, com- i mandlng the European squandron, giving a detailed account of the exercLses attending the coronation of the czar of Russia, which were partlcl- i pated in by hlms?lf and staff. Owing to some mis- | take or misunderstanding, he was not honored with an Invitation for the ceremony of the coronation, and but for this unfortunate circumstance the visit to Moscow would have been In every v.ay most satisfactory. i M. de Struve, the Russian minister to the United States, and m. de Glers, the secretary of state for foreign affairs, were profuse in their apologies for i the mistake of the chamberlain, who was charged | with Issuing the invitations to the coronation cer- i emonles. Before leaving for St. Petersburg a pleasing lncllent occurred In a visit from m. de Struve, who came to deliver a most beautiful gold box, on the top of which was a portrait of the emperor, richly set in diamonds. This was accompanied by a note from the secretary of state, I stating that It was a testimonial from his majesty. I Naval Notes.?The NaVy department is In- i formed that the tug Trlana left New York for Newport yesterday to tow the tug Cohasset to New York for repairs. She took a large quantity of stores for the training squadron and a draft of twenty-flve men tor the u.s.s. Portsmouth. The u. s. s. Kearsarge and the tug Catalpa were placed In the dry dock at New York on Tuesday. TheU. s. s. Vandalla has been released from quarantine and has proceeded to Norfolk. Secretary Lincoln is ex peeled back to-morrow. i Leave for four months, from August 28,1883, Is i granted First Lieut George e. Bacon, 16th Infantry. Bond Approved.?Messrs. Matlack & narvey, of Philadelphia, hive had their bond of $100,000 approved by the Post Office department, for printing post office blanks for the money order office. The contract Is for four years. Ottman's Money.?Before the close of the xt. s. court In Alexandria, Va., the suit of the United States against Ottman was dismissed. This suit attached some $10,000 on deooslt in the German bank there. Upon the withdrawal of the attachment the mouey was handed over to Russell Sage, assignee of Senator Carpenter, and other assignees of Ottman's counsel. This suit was begun In i Alexandria in August nearly eight years ago. Horton's Resignation Required.?An "authentic account of the complications in regard to c. m. Horton, lately appointed revenue agent, was furnished the pres3 last night with the sanction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, in which it is stated that soon arter Horton's appointment Solomon Carter, of Boston, wrote the President charsrlng Horton with having blackmailed him out of f500; that the matter was referred to Collector Slack, of Boston, foe Investigation; that his report is to the effect that the evidence failed to connect Horton with the receipt of the $500 in question, but the stat* ments of persons, examined privately, charged Horton with having received money in a i manner similar to that complained of by Carter; that no weight is attached to the anonymous charges, but the commissioner felt It was due to | the administration and himself that Mr. Horton should tender his resignation, not because he had been found guilty of any charge, nor because of the anonymous charges, but to relievp an evident embarrassment; that several days ago the commissioner wrote Mr. Horton for his resignation; that Mr. norton asked the privilege of an Interview, but as he had not availed himself of the per- i mission up to yesterday another peremptory request for his resignation was forwarded by wire, and that the resignation is expected Immediately." The Weeely Star for this week is now ready for mailing; price, three cents per copy. It Is a i large, eight-page paper, of fifty-six columns, cut, pasted and folded, and will be sent anywhere in the United states and Canada, postpaid, for one dollar a year. Personal.?Admiral Almy and family, Mrs. Thomas Mercer and Mr. John t. Harding, of Washington, are among the latest arrivals at Richfield Springs. Mr. and Mrs. f. b. McGulre left this morning for the Warm Springs of Virginia, where th?*y will stay for a month. Langtry owns $12,000 of government 3# registered bonds. Dr. t. s. Verdi and l. g. Marlnl are at Newport. Rev. Dr. Blttenger has gone to asbury Park for a two weeks vacation. Mr. John ! j. Ryan, the well known manager of the new York Herald office in Paris, died In that city yesterday, after a lingering Illness of fifteen weeks. Ex-Representative Robeson and family are at Little Boar's Head, North Hampton. n. h. Mrs. j. c. Kennedy and her niece Miss May Campbell have gone to Cresson Springs for the summer. Mrs. John Lothrop and her daughter Mamie are at Rock Enon for the summer. Mr. Charles It. Dean, private secretary to Assistant Secretary of the Treasury French, leaves for a short trip to Europe on the 19th. Mrs. w. g. Metzerott Is spending the summer In | Montgomery county. Mr. Hector Von Bayer has gone to Front Royal for a few weeks vacation. Mrs. j. m. March has gone to PiKBnlxvllle.Pa., for a month's stay. Mrs. r q. Mills, wife of the Representative from Texas, is spending the summer at Capon Springs. Mrs. Franck Taylor Is at Sharon Springs. Mrs. Lewis Clephane has gone to West Haven, Conn., for the summer. The family of Mr. James r Young, Chief Clerk ot the Department qf Justice, are spending the summer in the delightful neighborhood of Olney. Mrs. Flora Adams Darling is at Nyack, on the Hudson. Mrs. Charles s. Whitman is spending the summer at Cape May. Mrs. h. a. Whitney, wife of tho assistant cashier of the u. s. Treasury, has gone to Clark county, Va., for a stay ot several weeks. Mr. r. Buchanan, who has been at the Healing Springs of Virginia for some time past, Is now at Rock Enon. Mrs. l. d. Ralston Is spend lng the month or July at Royalton, Vt. Senator Jonas Is at Long Branch. Mrs. Frank b. Smith, i with her little son, left this morning for Asbury Park. Her sisters, Misses Mary and Emily Dyer, are at the same place. Capt. J. H. Merryman, I superintendent of the life saving service, Is at the Ebbltt. Removal of Dr. .llarjr Walker. she bays she will stick to her post, dismissed or not. Dr. Mary Walker has again come Into collision with the government, but the government shows no sign of injury from the shock. She has been removed from the place In the Pension office to which she was appointed by Secretary Teller. She has written a letter to the commissioner, stat ing that she will be back to her d^sk In a few days and expects to remain there. Tho letter of dismissal was sent to her while she was away on a leave of absence, which fact has given rise to the statement that the commissioner took advantage of her absence to get rid of her. a Star re- j porter, who inquired at the Pension office to-day, was informed that neither her absence or her peculiar manner of dressing had anything to i do with the dismissal. At the beginning of the fiscal year it became necessary, under the law, to make a number or changes,twenty-five of oneclass ot clerkships having to be abolished. Dr. Mary Walker was selected, among others, for dismissal because she was regarded as inefficient. Her dismissal was made the 1st of July, because the appropriation under which she was employed was then exhausted, and not because her absence presented a favorable opportunity. It Is probablo that tho doctor will Have to trust to the civil service examiners for future preferment. The Ca^'of Lilly J he is tried in the criminal court amd sentenced to six months in jail. In the Criminal Court, Judge Wylie, to-day, the case of Edward Lilly, who was convicted In the i Police Court yesterday of larceny of $? from Th03. i Price, and who appealed his case, was tried. The defendant was represented by c. m. Smith, and the testimony was the same as In the Police Court, the defense being that the alleged crime, If anything, wis fals* pretences. The court ruled that If the money was procured by means of a device it was larceny. The Jury found *a verdict of guilty, and the court imposed a sentence of six months In jail, remarking that he was sorry that he could give no more. how the case wa3 expedited. The conviction Is due principally to the efforts of clerk Prince, of the Police Court. Yesterday, Just after Lilly had been convicted, there was an effort made to get him out on ball. When ball was offered Mr. Prince telephoned Assistant District Attorney Coyle, and suggested that the witnesses be summoned to appear at the Criminal Court, and the case be put on the assignment and tried at once. Mr. Coyle, seeing the point, at once telephoned to the detective office to have the witnesses summoned to appear at the Criminal Court to-day. Capt. Vernon and the detectives ran to the b. & o. depot to cat"h the witnesses, who were returning to Baltimore. Tho train had left, but a telegram brought them back this morning. This conviction is about the quickest that was ever had on an appeal in this District, and reflects credit on everybody connected with It, and a few more suclx expedited cases would have a good effect. _ Assignment.?P. P. Little has made an assignment to Jesse C. Ergood of his interest and stock In store 427 8th street southeast, and in the store on Bridge street, Unlontown. Preferences are 1 made on debts due Mrs. G. R. Wilson, Fillmore Coxon, C.F. Smith,Benson Shiner and Cary Shiner, In nil $1,685. The liabilities are $10,728.56,and assets 1 $20,883.37, including accounts, real estate, ftc. TIIE NEW CASINO BUILDING, f A Plan Adopted at the Meeting of the stockholder* Last Evening, a handsome and c08ti.t structure?a theater in the european sttle?the "casino rooms opening into a central court?an open air cafe?a magnificent ball room. The stockholders of the proposed Casino enterprise have determined to select the plan for the new building: wulch was submitted In competition with a number of architect? by Mr. J. R. Thomas, the well-known New York architect. This plan preserves the suggestion of the sketch plan devised by Mr. F. n. Paine, the features of which the readers of The Star have been made familiar with. In the plan wlilch was entered In the contest the architect, Mr. Thomas, has given the details of the proposed building, and a glance at them gives a more accurate Idea of the proposed building than the general description heretofore published. As is already known, the building will have a frontage of 155 feet on the west side of Connecticut avenue, between K and L streets. the main feature of the structure Is the opera house, with a frontage of 100 feet on Connecticut avenue. It rises 48 feet to the cornice, with a dome roof above. It has a double front, which forms an Imposing arcade on two floors,and a wide balcony on the third floor. South of the opera house are the casino rooms, two stories in height, which have the appearance of an annex, but the same style of architecture is preserved. , The endeavor was to make ! an impressive edifice ! without great expense, depending more upon the outlines and proportions thau upon elaborate details. The front of the opera house Is circular, with the porticos and pillars of the outside walls forming an arcade on each floor. The portion between the opera house and the casino Is 19 feet wide and runs up to the third story, and Is surmounted by a tower. The material of outside wall- will be pressed brick and stone, which will be relieved by bands or black brick, with terra cotta mouldings. In the general type of Its architecture, with the arcade front, the pillars, balconies and dome-like roof. It bears the characteristics or the Italian style. This impression Is strengthened by the light, ?lry character of the lines and curves, as well as the interior arrangement. j the OrHRA house. j From Connecticut avenue there are seven arched entrances leading into the theater, which will be ordinarily closed by Iron gates. There will be a drivt-way to the casino entrance under a portecochere, and above the entrance .an ornamental balcony. Entering one of these arched doorways the visitor will find himself In a wide ar.d spacious lobby. Continuing, the first floor of the theater is gained, which la about eighty feet square. The sloping floor and opera chairs will have a familiar appearance, but on each side of the spacious stage there will be three boxes capable of holding six people each. The Interior wood work of the theater will be cherry, giving a bright cheerful appearance, and at the same time imparting an air of elegance. The chairs on the ground floor, 658 in number, are arranged In series of four, with wide aisles and numerous exits leading into the street and the casino rooms. The stage is unusually large, ranging 43 to 60 In depth, with additional lobbies, green rooms, dressing rooms, &e. An admirable feature of the stage Is the space devoted to accommodation for the actors and employes, j In the ordinary theaters they are hu-idled away In 6inall rooms, but this plan provides rooms on both I floors of the stage annex, which extends 60 feet In the southwest corner of the lot. There are to bo bath rooms and other conveniences noi hitherto I available In theaters. a row of boxes. The front of the flrst balcony will be fringed with a row or twenty boxes, or loges,which can be thrown open when not In use, and sold as reserved seats. There are seats for 506 In this balcony, and wide exits lead Into the drawing rooms and supper rooms of the casino. There Is a gallery above, which accommodates 450 persona, making the total seating capacity of the theater to be 1,614, which can be increased to 1,700 by wall seats and an extra lobby row when desired. j THE CASINO ROOMS. The arrangement of the casino pari; of the build- J lng Is admirable. It will be a series of rooms two stories high, surrounding a central court, which will be covered by a dome roof made of iron and hammered glass. The court, which will b8 55 by 38 feet, will be paved with encaustic tiling, and in the center will be a handsome fountain. The | court will be decorated with flowers and foliage plants, and a balcony will run around the Becond story, with the rooms opening out In much the same style as tne atrium of old Roman residences. The walls of the court will be or enameled brick up to the balcony. The south wall will have an artistic design of stained glass, windows above. On the flrst floor of tne casino,'and about the court th*re will be reading, writing and dressingrooms. On this floor there will be a public restaurant, with entrance from both theater and I street. The casino restaurant will open on both the court and Connecticut avenue. The tables will be placed In the court, amoDg the plants, as in the courts of some ot the Paris cafes and hotels. A GRAND HALL ROOM. On the second floor the grand room is the ball room, which Is 38 by 73# feet This room will De fitted up in cherry In handsome style, and will I open out Into the balcony overlooking the court Five oriel windows will form delightful niches or alcoves about the room. A large alcove at one side, with a gallery, furnishes a good vantage ground for spectators, where they can overlook the gay scene of the ball room, and enjoy the vista formed by the court and the sulto of. rooms on the other side. The ball room, with the casino rooms about the court, can, for a german or reception, be thrown Into one suite of rooms, making a complete circuit about the court The floor of the ball room will be Inlaid; the roof arched and paneled in cherry, and above a lantern roor,wlth stained glass panels. THE KITCHEN IN THE GARRET. The kitchen will be in the third story of the tower, with dumb waiters connecting with both restaurants. THE VENTILATING SYSTEM. The system of ventilation that has been applied with great success to large buildings in New York city will be used In both the theater and the casino. It consists of large vertical ventilating shafts, the air being raWfled by colls of steam pipes, causing a constant draft Every room Is ventilated at the top. The heating will be both by direct and indirect, radiation. WORE TO BE BEGUN SOON. The building operation will l>e begun as soon as possible, and it Is expected that the building will be ready for use by January, or early next spring. The cost of the bulldinar, exclusive of furniture and flxtures, will be $110,000. the board of directors. The followlug dir.'ctorsh ive been elected for the first year: L. Z Letter, or Chicago: Robert Garrett, of Baltimore; F. H. Paine, C. J. Ilillyer, Chaunc??y McKeever, United States army; J. Q. Parke, United States army; T. B. Mason anl G. L. Bradley. Thos. Hyde, of Rlggs & Co., was chosen for treasurer, Mr. l'alne secretary. the architect. i Mr. Thomas Is the architect who won the competition, under a nom de plume, of the elegant church now being erected on 57th street New York. He was also appointed by Gov. Dix to have charge of the erection of state buildings, saving to the state $1,000,000, as stated In the governor's message. A wife'ff Bill for Divorce.?To-day, Mr. J. J. Darlington, for Ameley Conradts, filed a bill for a divorce from bed and board with Henry Conradts, with alimony, Injunction and for custody of the children. She states that the marriage took place August 12th, 1861; that they had ten children. | eight of them now living, ranging in age from 28 to 4 ' years; that they lived together, with a reasonable degree of happiness, till about four years ago, when there began to be some unhapplness, which, however, did not become unendurable till about a year ago; that four years ago he began to drink to excess, became contrary and disagreeable, and has since August, 1882, cruelly treated her, endangering her life. She charges, sp?clflcally, that on August 10th last he shut her up in a room and pointed a pistol at her, saying that one bill was for her and one for him, and struck her; that the same day he threatened to strike her with a chair, and she sent for a neighbor, Mr. Wm. Heine, to protect her, when Conraais ordered him away, and that this treatment made her I1L She further says that about a mouth afterwards he klckel her, which again made her 11L She further charges that he nas threatened to strike, kick and to shoot j her; that he has neglected her, called her bad names, &c. She sets forth that he, to be free from any liability to contribute to her support, allowed himself to become delinquent In the Washington Building Association, No. ft, so that the property should be sold, and has also made a chattel mortgage. 8he therefore Includes the trustees and others In her bill, and asks for an Injunction, &c. An UN3crcss%ful Elopkment.?The elopement a tew days since ot Mr. Samuel Stokes, a respectable citizen, with a wire and two children, and Mrs. Mamie Pressby, the dashing wife o.* a neighbor, Das thrown Banks county, Ga., into a reroitn. A hastily organized party pursued the couple and brought the erring woman bade. w The Hill Invcuttgntlon. mr. hawirp pbmks ant corrfption. T. J. Hayward, of the firm of Bartlett. Hayward & Co., was the first witness of the day before the Hill Investigating committee. He said that one of their employes, Charles P. Newton, had formerly been inspector of materials of heating apparatus at the Chicago custom-house. The Arm had prepared plans for heating apparatus for a number of large public buildings. This work required abilities that were not possessed by the average architect and draughtsman, The plans for haatlng apparatus for the St. Louis post office building had b?en prepared by the firm under orders from the supervising archlt >ct. His firm put in bids on three of the buildings lor which they had prepared plans and wer-' successful in two instances, the Chicago and St. Louis buildings, because their bids were much lower than any others. Mr. Coleman objected to the witness saying whether his firm had any advantage over other bidders growing out of the fact that they had superintended the work for the government, and his objection was sustained. The witness denied that there bad been any corruption between Mr. Hill and the firm or Bartlett, Hayward & Co. He also said that It was not true that the firm had received any undue and unfair Information to aid them In obtaining contracts. The government was not charged more than private persons tor heating apparatus. mr. hayward cross-examined. Mr. Coleman then cross-examined Mr. Hayward. The witness said that his firm has always been the lowest responsible bidders. Mr. Coleman produced the contract for puttinir In the heating api paratus for the Bureau of Engraving an l Printing In Washington. The witness said he believed that 1 their bid was the only one that compiled with * he specifications. Was not the lowest bidder for tlie Charleston (W. Va.) building, but believed they were for the building at Dover, Del i ware? Was not the lowest bidders for the gross work unon the bureau of engraving aud printing. The L'tlca bull Hug was the only Instance within his recollection where Ids Arm had been the only bidder. There was no ndvertlsement published Inviting proposals for m\klng the plans for the Chicago and St- Louis bulldin :s, nor was any other person offered the Job to his knowledge. E. A. Robbing, bookkeeper for Bartlett. naywarl & Co.. was the next witness for the defense. S. G. Wallace, auother bookkeeper, corroborated the statement of Mr. Bartlett touching the dictation of the bill for extra work upon the New York custom house. Mr. Tliomas said that Mr. HUL who would bo the last witness for the derense In this branch of the Inquiry, was unwell, and the committee adjourned, with the understanding that Mr. Dixon will be examined to-morrow for the Dix Island G ranlte Company. mr. bki.ford denies. Congressman Bel ford indignantly and emphatically denies that he was retained by ex-Senator Tabor to represent his Interests In the selection of a site for the government building at Denver, and says he knows that Architect Hill was never offered and never received a cent to locate the building on Tabor's property. Tbe Improvement off fhe Potomac. BIDS FOR FILLING IN THE FLATS. Bids were opened at the office of Major Halns to-day for filling In about six acres of the Potomac flats in the vicinity of Easby's Point, and for dredging and forming an embankment along the All. The bidders and the amounts offered were as follows: Filling?Jonathan Taylor, 23V cts. per cubic y*rd; Wm. Buckley. M^cts.; Fletcher & Blundon, 27)tf cts.; Ow>n O'ilarc-, 30 cts.; \N m. II. Moore, 37 ns.; .Tames Reynolds, 27 cts., and Tlios. McMahon, 24 9-16 cts., all of Washington. Dredging?John Van Patten, 11 cts. per cubic yard; Chas. O. Brown, cts.; Thomas P. Morsran, 29% cts.. all of Washington; NUlonal Dredging Co., Wilmington, Del., 12 cts.; Morris Cummlngs, for the New York Dredging Co.. 27 cts. Affair* In Went \V?i?tiinffton* Marriage at St. John's.?Miss Florence P. Sullivan, a well-known public school teacher, and Major John 8. Duffle, or the Washington bar, were married last evening at St. John's P. E. church, which was filled with guests, one noticeable feature b.dng the children present, at least 200 being in the gallery, mostly from Miss Sullivan's day and Sunday sciiool. Promptly at 8 o'clock the organist. Prof. Mlddleton,announced the approach of the bridal party, wbl<-h was preceded by the ushers, Messrs. Calvert, Dry den and Welch, and the bride's mother with Mr. Storrs. Miss Sullivan was escorted by Major Duffle. Her toilet was a handsome one of white silk. Rev. Mr. Llndsey officiated. The newly-welled couple left last evening for R -hoboth Beach, N.J. They will also go to Cape May for a month's stay. Hermione Lodge, No. 12, K. of P., Installed last night the following officers. Grand Chancellor J. Shanks, assisted by the officers of the lodge, performing the ceremonies:?J. T. Core, sr., P. C.; J. T. Core, Jr., C. C.; E. T. 8impson, V. C.; J. E. Gross, M. at A.; 8. A. Harper, prelate; Sam'l Delzell, I. G.; James D. Blair, O. G. A Veteran Dvino.?Mr. Hezeklah Burrows, an old citizen of this place, a veteran of the war of 1812, and now elgbt.y-slx years of age. Is lying very ill at his residence on T street, with but slight hopes of recovery. Condition of the Water.?Great Falls, slightly turblu; receiving reservoir, south connection clear; north connection, slightly turbid; distributing favpnrnif plpar Kicked by a Mclb.?Monday night while Michael Parkerson, a white man about 40 years of age, employed on the oanal boat Wm. Webber, was cleaning his mules, he was kicked in the abdomen by one of the animals, and severely hurt He was sent to the Providence hospital yesterday in the police ambulance. River Trade.?Arrivals?Schr. Chas. H. Morse, Gatchell, 900 tons Ice, Great Falls Ice Co.; stmr. Carrie, Simmonds, with three barges of sand, 90 tons each, for Z. A. Llttlefleld; schr. William ? James, Williams, 149 tons coal, Mayfleld & Co.; schr. Martha E. More, Boyer, 85 tons coal, same; stmr. E. C. Knight, Chichester, merchandise. District Merchants. Cleared?Schr. A. H. Perry, Perry, 460 tons of coaL trom GUmore & Meredith Co. to Rhynecllff, N. Y.; schr. W. H. Kengle, Soper, 550 tons coal, from same to Hoboken, N. Y.: schr. Carrie, Holmes, 480 tons coal, from Borden Mining Co. to Jersey city; schr. River Queen, Wilson, 217 tons coal, from J. P. Agnew Co. to Norfolk, Va. Alexandria Affair*. Reported for The Evening Stab. Citt Court.?Judge French continues to hold the corporation court. The Brodbeck suits were finished; the suit of Brodbeck agt. Johnson being dismissed, and that of Johnson agt. Brodbeck decided in favor of the plaintiff, giving Dr. Johneon the possession of the real estate held by Brodbeck. The suit of Coleman agt Virginia Ml dland railroad company was dismissed. The Hat Soalb&?It is understood that the city will be obliged to change tt* hay scales. Its own scales are dismantled, the beams, Ac., lying at the station house, and for several years use has been made of Atcherson'B coal scales on Duke and Fairf&x str66ts? Police Report.?The mayor has returned, and he held his court to-day. The occupants of the station house this morning were Chas. Taylor, arrested by Officer TI109. Hayes, charged with petty larceny, and Wm. Smith, colored, arrested by Officer Walker and McCann, charged with assault up'rn Alice Smith. Reporter's Notes.?The bark Francisco Garynlllo left here to-day for Cuba with a cargo of shooks and hogshead heads and one hundred and twenty-five tons of coal. Mr. W. J. Entwisle, bookseller, of this city, has made an assignment Several Alexandria dealers continue to take trade dollars at par. Mr. John Standlford, father of a Washington druggist, lost one of his fingers while at work on Washington street, near Wiikes, yesterday. Eleven new buildings are In progress here, and a row of dwellings Is about to be commenced on Nallor's hllL The stores in Lannon's new building will be ready for occupation In a few days.?-There Is no probability of a removal of the Midland shops trom this place. The schooner W. R. Houston, of Maine, is upon the ways for repairs at the lower ship-yard. The vessel just launched from the upDer shipyard is at the Pioneer mills' wharf under the hands of the riggers. The tuneral of Mr. Sam'l Mills took place at West End last evening. The Washington Pioneers came down this morning, paraded here for a while, and then took the train for Carlln'a Springs. A aiyeterlone Itlnrder. postmaster cling an, op polk citt, killed bt unknown men. A telegram from Des Mo'lnes, Iowa, says: "A strange assassination took place at Polk City Tuesday night, Mr. R. L. Cllngan, the postmaster, being murdered in his own store by one of two men who approached him. One s-ild, HJood evening, gentlemen,'and fired his revolver. The shot was fired from the door, the murderer standing last without. Mr. Cllngan stood about half way back. Just within the center, which 1s divided by a passage way. D. C. Hanger, who clerks in Mr. Cllngan's store, was several feet from the door, and bad just removed the cash for the purpose of taking out the money. Etls dodging behind the counter was probably all that saved his life. The assassins made no effort to secure any money, but on ths contrary precipitately fled when the shot was fired. Mr. Cllngan was a man 45 years of age, and bore an excellent reputation in the county as a business man and as a gentleman, and has been postmaster of Polk City for tbe past eight years. Two hours after the murder was known the whole country-side was armed and mounted aoourlng in every direction. Theshertff la with tbe pursuer* I on the hottest trail," ? ? I District Attorney Downing, of Queens county, 1 K. T.,to accused of malfeasance itx office. a The Civil Service Law. the fir?t examinations in ttti9 citt?ninety APPLICANTS ON THE MENTAL RACE TO-DAY?THE SCENES IN THE ROOM OF THE COMMISSION. Tlie schoolmaster was abroad this morning In the Agricultural grounds. The first examination held here under the civil service law was begun in the rooms occupied by the commission at ten o'clock. The members of the civil service commission having returned to the city were present and manifested a deep interest In the progress of the examination. A BOARD OP LOCAL EXAMINERS, to consist of two persons each from the Treasury, Interior and Post Office departments, and one each from the State, War and Navy departments and Department of Justice, will soon bo constituted. Five of these gentlemen have already be^n appointed. They are Messrs. F. L. Campbell, Interior department: O. W. Longan, War department; Isaac c. Slater, Post Office department, and E. W. Clarke and A. M. Judson, Treasury department. The remaining members of the board will be designated t?-day or to-morrow. The gentlemen named met at the rooms of the civil service commission this morning, but decided not to complete the organization of the board until all the members are appointed. Three members of the board are to be present each day to supervise the ex nullnations, and Messrs. Campbell, Longan and Judson were detailed for that duty to-day. Mr. Lyman, the chief examiner, and Commissioners Eaton, Thomau and Gregory also took part In the examination. the examinations to-day. The examinations conducted to-day, and which will b^ continued to-morrow, arc for class A, or the f900 class of clerkships and flr-o-class clerkships. The civil service law goes Into effect on the 16th Inst-, and these examinations are Intended to anticipate that, so that as soon as the law Is effective the commission may have on hand a supply of names or eligible persons. It was arranged to-day to examine as many persons as could be accommodated in the rooms of the commission. There have been about 3(0 applications filed, and of this number 110 were notified to appear for exa ml nation to-day. others have been notified to present themselves to-morrow. the scenes in the rooms. About ninety candidates for office con sequent ly applied at tli^ rooms to-day. The long hallway, or corridor, running through the second story of the building In which tho commission Is located, was ;fitted up temporarily as an examining room, rows of desks and chairs being placed along the walls. The large room of the commission looked like a school room. A railing divided off a portion of the room where the examiners kept their papers and conferred with one another. About half or the applicants were ladles. Generally the apDearance of the candidates commended them. The examination b;'gun at ten o'clock, and was arranged so as to occupy about Ave hours. THE SUBJECTS embraced In tho examination were orthography, penmanship and copying, arithmetic, fundamental rules, fractions and per centage. Interest, discount,elements of bookkeeping and of accounts, elements of the English language, letter writing and the proper construction of sentences, and elements or the geography, history and government of the United States. The examiners, as each subject was taken up, distributed among the candidates papers having the questions to be answered written at the head. Upon this paper the applicant, after answering the questions propounded, wrote his number. a pbkp into the rooms during the day would have brought to the minds of the visitor many visions or memories of old school days. There is the same industrious scratch or eager pens; the same bobbing about on tiptoe ot the examiners; the same breezes, playing through the windows and brlnglnir odors or summer, and suggesting the pleasures of truancy. It take 4 but a little rancy to picture Chiet Examiner Lyman as he stands up before tl:e class as a stern and dreadful pedagogue, whose very rrown would make one qtiake, ana whose ferrule could elicit shrieks of agony from the most hardened scapegrace of the school. But then there Is something wrong about tho boys and crlrls In the school. They have grown bald and gray, wrinkled and bearded. There are one or two that one wou(| swear had false r eth and false hair. Then there are several old toys with grandfathers spectacles. Some, too, look a little gouty; and altogether It would be hard to stir tho school up to the point of bombarding the schoolmaster with spit-balls, or Joining In a good old-fashioned game or bandy through the Agricultural grounds. But age does not alter human nature. the elderly maiden, perplexed over a sum in percentage, plants her sharp elbows on her desk and chews the end of her penholder.Just as she did when she was a young maiden In school, maDy summers ago. The stout lady unconsciously follows the movement of her pen with her tongue, Just as a fat girl in school used to do; and the bald-headed man who has foun l a "sticker" rubs the spot which the curlyheaded boy used to scratch when he got a "poser." There were the same expressions of doubt and misery, tlie s ?me silent signs or despair, the same I-wlsh-I-could-look-in-the- book - a-mlnute look which used to be seen at the school examination. In addition to all this, however, there was something of manly and womanly earnestness about the faces, and there was a touch of the pathetic in the perplexity of those who halted over the questions and viewed the difficulties that lay between them and the much-needed $1,200 a year. The New Hampshire Kenatonhlp. ROLLINS GIVES UP. At a meeting of Senator Rollins' supporters In Concord, N. IL, last nlpht it was decided at a late hour to withdraw him from the field, and a letter was prepared by him and sent to Messrs. Marston, Steven3, Patterson and Brlggs, in which, after mentioning the facts, that or his nomination by the caucus for U. S. Senator, and that 22 ballots have been taken with no choice, he says: "The harmony of the republican party Is very seriously impaired and there seems to be danger ot permanent division, if not absolute disruption of the organization. The republican party has honored me with its confl lence for a series of years and I have supported it faithfully, conscientiously and to the best of my ability. In the same spirit ot devotion to the party I am willing to do anything in my power to remove these difficulties without regard to any personal consideration. I thererore propose to you, gentlemen, each of whom has received a considerable support from the members who have refused to abide by the result ot the caucus, that each or us should withdraw from the contest and leave the field open to the further consideration of the party. Upon receiving your assent to this pronosal I will at once publicly and positively withdraw my acceptance of the nomination of the caucus." ? ?? The ITIordaunt Divorce Cane* From the New York Sun, to-day. Argument was heard by Judge CuUon in supreme court, chambers, yesterday, in the suit ot Fannie Mordaunt for a limited divorce from Frank Mordaunt, tne actor, upon a motion In behalf of the plaintiff for alimony and counsel fee. Mrs. Mordaunt charges that her husband abandoned her and failed to provide for the support of herself and child. She charges him with having cruelly treated, her, and also with having been guilty of Infidelity. In her petition to the court she asks that alimony at the rate of $50 a week and a counsel fee of $200 be granted her. Mrs. Mordaunt further declares that her husband has been in the habit of becoming Intoxicated. Mr. Mordaunt denies that he ever married the plaintiff. lie accuses her of lewdness, and asserts that she has an ungovernable temper, and that he could not live with her. He claims to have been driven from his profession by her, and to be now without an engagement. He says she followed him to Chicago, where she tore down the play bills, forced her way Into the theaters, and deceived the public by counterfeiting a hemorrhage. Mr. Mordaunt asserts that when lie was forced to leave tho plaintiff he took nothing. All the furniture was given to her, and she also retained his stage clothes and wearing aoparcL He asserts that she has been extravagant, and he denies (he charge of drunkenness she makes against him. Mrs. Mordaunt produced a copy of her marriage certificate. Decision was reserved. Mr. Smith Says He will Fight.?rlc^d k. Fox, through his representative at Albany, yesterday engaged C. A. C. Smith, the colored heavyweight champion, for three months. He authorizes Smith to challenge Sullivan, the champion, or any man in America, to box four rounds, and agreed to back Smith to fight Sullivan, or William Sheriff, who has just arrived from England, for $1,000 a side and upward. Smith stands six feet, weighs 200 pounds, and says he is ready to fight at any time. ? ? Shut-Down among Nail Workers.?a largely attended meeting ot the Western Nail Association was held In Pittsburg yesterday. Every firm in the trade was represented. The reports from the various localities showed the demand for nails to be fair, but, in order to prevent the market from becoming glutted, it was decided to suspend operations for one month from next Monday. This will lessen the production about a million kegs, and it will aid materially In preventing a depression in prices, which are nominally $3.40 per keg. ??< ? Assisted Emigrants.?About 200 assisted emigrants arrived In Boston yesterday on the steamer Austrian. They consisted mainly of families, and none were of the pauper class. Five pauper Polish Hebrew families were brought to New York yesterday toy the steamer Lydian Monarch. The emigration authorities have notified the steamship company that these immigrants must be returned to London, whence they came. J Telegrams to The Star. HEKDBICKS HoT~i CANDIDATE CHOLERA SPREADING IS EGYPT. THE COLORED PRESS CONTENTION. THE RECENT BALTIMORE OUTRAGE Hendricks Koi a Candidal*. WHAT SENATOR VOORHEKS SATS. TERRS Haute, Ind., July It?The Krpreiw publishes a statement from Senator Voorhe?-s regnrdlnc the interview at G:iuha with ex-Governor Hendricks, In which It was said tli*t Mr. VoorheeS had no authority to make the statement that he (Mr. Uendrlcks) was not a candid tt > for I*ri sident. The Senator says that he has never s?Mtt*l anything by authority from Governor Hendricks Id regard to his future purpose*, and d'>es not now, but that he personally knows thrt the governor Is not a candidate for the presidency or any other omee. lie knows this Irom the governor himself. Commercial Trnvrlen' National %%?odatlon. Clrvkland, O., July It.?The Commercial Travelers' National Association y??terday elected m. C. Cole, of Boston, president; Thomas A. Young, ot New York, and J. R. Trask. of St. l>mls, vice presidents; J. W. Page, of Syracuse, secretary and treasurer, and also an executive committee und a railway committee. Resolutions were adopted to ha\e the association Incorporated. The aasoclstlon Is to meet next year at Boston. The members went ou an excursion on the lake last nlghL Farvo and M. Lsnla Air l.lne Railroad. Fakgo, D.T., July li?The route of the r?rgo and St.Louts air line railroad has been d Oennlned upon. The road will run from Fargo through Wahneton, and along the Bols de Sioux river, and will enter Minnesota near Lake Traverse, running through Gracevllle and Ortwnvllle to Fort lkvlge, Iowa. The road will be put under contract immediate y. j The Colored Pre** t onrcntlon. 8t. Lor is. Mo., July 12.?At the afternoon aesslod of the colored press convention yesterday papers were read by J. W. Wlllson, of the St. Louts J TYibwie, on ''How to manage dishonest agents," am by w. a. Pledger, or the Georgia rindicwfor, and president of the convention, on "How to make an editorial page most efflclenL" The committee on resolutions reported a large number of resolutions, which on motion were recommitted to l?e boded down. The delegates attends a dramatic j and musical festival last night, aud to-night they will be euteriulued with a military drill aud banquet. _ A Fatal Clot on the (train. I Eaptov, Fa., July 12 ?The coroner's Jury In the I case of George Werkhelscr, who died suddeniy on the fifth Instant, after having been eiik'iged I In a quarrel with a young medical student named | Hurrl-Kin, returned a verd!ct last night that d nth was caused by a clot of blood on the brain, tlie formation of which the Jury was unable to ascertain. | UIIss Clara Snyder's Assailant. FOUND OUILTV BV A FAI.TIMOHE JUST. I Baltimore, Mn., July 12.?Charles Durham, eol* orcd, indicted for felonious assault on Miss Clara Snyder on the 10th of June ult.. was found iruitly to-day by a Jury In the criminal court. A motion was entered for a new trlaL The penalty Is two J toten years in the penltenltlary. Miss Snyder w as I returning to her home at night from the home of a friend, and while passing a vacant lot the assault I was made by Durham, who knocked her down, i and was dragging her to the lot when he was discovered by her lrlends, who were near by. Foreign Sews by Cable To-Day. ' THE CnOI.RKA SPREADING IN HGVPT. Alexandria, July 12.?Cholera has appeared at Zlfteb and Chlbln, 40 and 80 miles, respectively, from Cairo. A revised list 6hows the number of deaths from the disease at Mansurah yesterday to have been Instead of 51', as berore reported. COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE CHOI.ERA PI A0T&, Paris, July 12.?M. Louis Pasteur, the wellknown French chemist, has offered to organise a mission with the object or Investigating uie nature and origin of the cholera in Egy pt- Tho hygiene commission has endorsed the scheme,and I M. Pasteur has applied to Lord Grunvllle, tha j British foreign secretary, to furnish him with facilities for carrying out the mission. THE WII.L OF TIIK COUNT DE CHAMBORD. Paris, July 12 ?The (tonlot* says the will of the Connt de Chainbord commands all royalists to recogniz" the Count de Paris as the heir to tha throne of France. ! RUSSIA, FRANC! AND TIIE VATICAN. Rome, July 12.?The Russian government pro* poses to appoint an ambassador to the Vatican. The pope has summoned the French bishop to come to Rome for the purpose of consulting with him in regard to the condition ot the church la Prance. REPUTATION OF AMERICAN PORK FR0DCCT8 IN GERMANV. London, July 12.?The North German Gazette, of Berlin, quotes a letter from Mr. Sargent, the American minister, in which he states that Ger| many's pretense that the interdiction of the importation of American pork was owing to sanitary reasons. Is now becoming the thinnest velL The j Gazette, In reply to the assertion of Mr. Sargent, reproduces an article from a Cincinnati paper. In which It Is declared that half of the lard rnanu| factured In America consists of cotton seed oil, I tallow, clay and water. I The Times correspondent at Berlin says It la believed that the German government have now found a long-sought pretext for favoring native lard by prohibiting Imports from America. The Justification by the North German Gatette of the Interdiction of the importation of American pork, by alleging that American lard Is impure, is a characteristic example of the reasoning of that paper. | A Brilliant Jleteor. Quebec. July 12.--A brilliant meteor cf immensd size was seen to rail slowly over the southeastern sky shortly after mla night last night, leaving behind It a train of bluish fire. | Breadstuff* In the Northwest. j THK MILLING BUSINESS DULL IN MINNESOTA. I Minneapolis, Minn., July 12.?The Miller in its issue to-morrow will sny: Extreme dullness, and Inactivity continue to characterise the milling business, the present week being even a little more off than usual. On Tuesday thera were 12 mills In operation, the production averaf^ lng about 10,000 barrels per day against 7,900 barrels last week. The latter low ngure resulted from the week containing a holiday. The flour markets are less favorable than a week ago, thera being comparatively no Inquiry from abroad. They were picking up to some extent at the clow of last week, but were again greatly depressed toy the break In wheat In Chicago. The wheat stored in the Minneapolis elevators, including the traoafer elevator, July 10th, was 1,262,000 bushels. There were about 476,000 bushels In the mllla, making the total amount of wheat In store In the city 1,787,000 bushels against 1,575,000 bushels lsat week. The wheat stored at 8L Paul Is about 218,000 bushels. The wheat In store in the Duluth elevators Is 830,032 bushels.^ | Telegraphic Briefs. Reports from all parts of Dakota show a slight Improvement In the wheat crops. In the Red river valley a like Improvement Is noted. ] The Rleht Rev. Christopher Wordsworth, bishop of Lincoln, England, has given notloe of his intention to resign the bishopric. I Mrs. Smith and Miss Cordlck, while crossing tho Molra river, Ont., yesterday, on a narrow root bridge used temporarily during high water, became dizzy, fell into the stream and were drowned. Harmonious Pennsylvania Republicans. j THE STATE CONVENTION F1NIFHE8 ITS WORK. After the report ot the republican convention Id Harrlsburg closed In yesterday's Star John Cessna was elected chairman, and upon taking the cb*lr congratulated the convention on the harmony shown, and sild stalwarts should prove them1 seises independents and Independents stalwarts In the future. He felt this to be a family gatherin?, under one roof tree, and advise 1 any gentleman who came to the convention with sl.itea In his pocket to break them and throw the pie es out of the window. On the sixth ballot Wm Lltisey, or Allegheny, was nominated ror state tr usurer. Jerome B. Ntles was nominated for audltor-genp eraL THE PLATFORM. Resolutions were adopted demanding the eod? tlnuance of the system of protection to home Industry, and advising the distribution or any suiv plus fundaln the national treasury, after the payment of Oie national debt, among the states according to population. The platform declares that as the depreciated trale dollar Is largely In the hands or laboring people, Congress should lnI sure Its rull redemption and conversion Into other I coin. A protest is made against pauper emlgraI tlon. President Arthur's administration Is inI dorsed, and approval expressed of the actloa of I Congress In giving preference for positions under I the government to t he soldiers Of the late war. Civil service reform is indorsed In the local and I national administrations, and rerorms promised I In the state government. A resolution was passed Instructing the state committee to Inquire In to the expediency ot fixing a uniform day for the holding or primaries for the election of delegates to ttod J state convention. I New Hours for Telegraph Operators.?Tha I Western Union telegraph company has adopted new rules tor the management of its business, one ot the most important being the one fixing tho hours of work. The following is the new rule: I *At all Independent Western Union offices, which may be required to keep open all day Sunday, nine I nours' actual service in the dajr, six days in tha week, and seven hours' actual service at night, seven nights in the week, will constitute a day** work. All service In excess of the above-naiMd hours, including Sunday,will be regarded as am, and will be paid for at regular salary rate on tha basis of seven hours to a day." It Is assert eft Ml St. Lewis that If the demand of the executive teamlttee of the Brotherhood of Telegrapher* tor tha redrew of their grievance* la not granted by tha Western Union telegraph company within twentylour hours alter Ita presentation next Monday every member of tha brotherhood will qvtt work.