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VOL 62?N- 9,524. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1883. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR.
r
PUBLISHED DAILY, Except Sunday,
AT THE fcTAR BUILDINGS,
fcrthwf st Corner PmnsylTania Ave. and 11th St., bj
k ITie Eveninsr Star Newspaper Company,
f ' GEO. W. ADAMS, PresTt.
Trr Fvy vivr. Star Is ??rved to suV^c riSer* In the
thy by. arrl? r?. on th'ir < wn iwiint.?t 10<ent*i*r
%?rk. or 44 cent* (<rr month. Copie* at the counter, 2
?*r.tK ea? hi By ruaii? potdasre prepaid?50 cents a muiith,
?L. }?ar, ffi. sixmonth*.
|Fnter?d at the Pout offlcc at Washing-ton. D. C? aa
ecorid-. law mail matter!
Th?: \\vrki,y star?i?ibllshed <m TYitlay?$1 a year,
i>r?-j-aid. Si* months, AO cents.
W" All mail subscription* mn?t he paid in advance;
ft. i a) ?r sent loncer than is j.aid for.
Rates of advertising nia<h known on application.
NDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE STAR.
A*rs-i'?rNT5-1i?t pave.
ATTORNEYS?4t 11 I
Ai'nw s Sales -7th and Sth pairrs.
BoAKDiNd -4th J
Books Mr.?4th j>?we.
Bl ? IJiF.ss Ch > ;? ? 1 ') paa??.
ClTY ITEM*- ?f'i I w.
COUNTRY Kkm. 4 ?lAfK? 4th I'iUfa
D? \THS -Mih
Dentis fet 4th iw
Dry fth pa?i\
FlU'l .?! ftth |<iw.
FlMiLT SPPPUES pace.
6th
}'<)R IttNT I K .. .11.- 4:h
1; >r Kent (If 'is. *>?4'h pr>
FOR RFST iiiO'.; ..its1* ?4t;t
For Sale f M-n-ellm- ons)?4'h pa*e.
F?m: ^ALC.H.i! ... ith piwrc.
For Sale <L tb,?4th p?ire.
Nri.IMHS's iiOIH)S-6lh JM-C.
HoTF.Lt* Ac 6th pair.Moot
i- ii..' >hin?^?
Laihes' GtK>i>H?f>th i a?f?
Lort ani> i . : n?>?4th |*.ur<\
Money to I>mx-4th
JlU'll'AL Ac.?fftli paire.
imwiSAL -4th I'inre.
Pianos am> Ok -.ass?r.fh pass
PRO! EssIONaL 4th plUTU.
fRomALS- 4th
TtAILRo\i>s-?th |>Mre. #
Strap It< rrsss?4th pain*.
Snnsr. Machine* fitli? T'o.
PpkcIal Notices?1st i'u_v.
SrirlAl.TIlts -4th psttre.
Stsajii KM. &c ?;ih !?je.
THE iKAl't- Ktll 1\U'?\
T ih'.ui vHkks. so 7th paire.
W an rv.ii ( Help 4th pairc.
AN as rtn iSitiutt i? ns> ?4th pure.
*A*Tn> Hons. s>?4th paa-e.
W ANTKTl ! Kt'Otlui)?-Jtll I :nri>.
V n rFT? Hum ' };h i n?rp.
m:i> and Coal Kth raco
t ? ' ?-??
AMtT SEMESTS.
Rational theatkk.
TOAT 8.
Kiralfy Br< - .' Maimificr-nt SpcotacMk
THK KI.ACK CHOOK.
Thrf-^ Cnctl }'->}h t-s.
Thr. l'r tu t I>m-? ns> <*.
Ku.ui> liros.' Uctiownpd Sp^rialtirs. :
C*otv? o;is tk'iii. ry.
Won?lt rful Mtohtuiw'al Efftcts. '
NK\T WK.FK:
Till: "SI'AltKS" fOMPANY, IN
A 151NCII OF KEYS. oTil
poniv.s? to-Mi. ii r? Louis xl
Thi EaiintT* Tnn ili.-ui.
MIC. W. K. SHERIDAN,
Aiclt <1 by
MISS LOrisE DAVENPORT.
AM> A SlUiNii SHAKSl'EAUEAN" COMFANT,
In thfOrt-at Flay,
Loris xi.
T" vol i>ov- Tnrp>I?AV EVENING)... T.OI'TSXT
Full Y> K\ KNINil S1IVLOCK
In ssuikst i ir>'s Men'hantcf Vniici*.
sati i:I?*v }i\TfNi r. ions xi
6AHKI>AV h'. KM NO KICH.UtD III
Si.X L' WEEK. ROSE EYTINGE,
In Sfiql.siw rtr 's Or.-at Coruitly.
A WIN fEli'S i Al.l.. o31
IINCOLN II \LL.
J
TI IsDAY EVEMN<i. NOVEMBER 6TH. 1PS3.
**T^i" taiiitk^i?. it ..f si..!)!*."?<'HAULt? <> uMiu.
R; - n r. . aioi | s:tiv. lj only aj ii arancc tlus ?.?on
w tii- Coii? t rt Stak'*-,
Miss KM MA THURSBY.
Siipj1' "tv,l hy Maurhe Stniki>si'hV Orand Concert
CouH'iOiy.
Mrss KMII.Y WIN A XT.
Contralto of tli?- N w rk and Ci'i.-innati Fi'sfivals
I'llE t'HEV'AI.IER \N lolNK DE Ko.NTsKI. '
Court I'iati 1st t" th? I iiii^ ror of tit rniaiiy and Composer
ot thi worlil-ri iiowiuti fyruphony,
h R- \.-:S ilu Uun. and
Mr. Kr?KLL S. IM.OVER,
tin Distinu-uishfd Tt rior.
The Cono rt will ) iiMi. r tin- jsrsonal direction of
yn. ma ii. I' i. strakos?-ii,
who will ! rt'orm thv viano aci-oiui-aiiimentn.
FojuUr l*n<*.- .Vliuissi.iu. .fl. reserved tuata,SOccnta
Xtra.
I h s;ili- of s, u i! 1?'tit!i- nee on Saturday mominir, )
Kovemlxr :kl, at Mtt/ r.>tt ACo.V. o;?l ot j
IIARTVI.i NISSENrS INSTITUTF OP OYMliunti.s.
Mus>.u.-?- hn 1 Sn.ilii-ih Mo%>iuiTit Cur!-.
d> jAs-isfiijits. Marini's Hall. 10a. m. to VJ j>. in. <"irCuIbis
terms <>n a| ;>liratiun. o31-Ct*
^ H K A T E Ii CO MIV t' K.
ONE WEEK,
COMMENCING MONDAY, OCTOUER 29.
THE
W
O
THE WoliLD the
1,
I>
?. . ? the
Sf. ?.. r.r. at R.-.ft S?-f Tie ' Hff the Sintinsr Ship ? Sw
tt.. R.v lv.iiv' VVall ' S.. th. I.unatii- As\luiu I SfclC.liUU
itu ot S< * in ry. No iru r?as?- in thi- pru-i'.
viatm c sTiitsliiw 1 loirsflavs ami Satnrilavp
,5LAt:viUlJt ^-ALECIA m RAND'S
i I h z 1',. oct
JJ1ME MUSK I'M. ~
HUOF ATTRACTIONS
EVE.Rr A FT i: K.N' X >N AND Nil,Hi THIS WEEK.
UOrtat Spieialty Artists in an Elitirtaiiunint n-jikte
with mirth.
First Tin. < f th- to a; Pantomime,
^ JtM'Ki). 11IK HRA/IEIAN APE.
CHAS MAI Itll'l A> t i . <ii iti -t M- uk< y in the World.
Assisted l.y a I'uil Company.
Ad!:iis.-itin to all.?tily Ti lt Cents. oCO-Ct
4 N EN"l"PRT\!NMl \ r FoR THK HENFFITOFST
1\ JOHN'S p. h . H Xl'EL will U nv ium "All HalhN.l>*v
,M'Tt>BEH 3lK-r. at 7..to. in )
?> liAl-i,. Imiai iu^ umi ritri>hin?-iu?. oiO-'Jt ?
rpm -??'HOOf, OF CttOKKRY. lSZiH ANDC17 14th
A st-T t. liases i?mw fojii iii^. Courts- of plain:
? *. vv. < ' < k s CWBRK, #10: ladit .s' tWUie, 312- I
"'* |tr D?-mon*>tratioii l.s-.'U
e\>:> vvulti Muiy at 'i Adii i^fioti 25c. o_"j-_:\v*
/ 'o.\Giii-:<; \ noNA l enrii4 h.
v FRIDAY EVENING. NOV. 2. !RSa
lost::-! n.a, i u -.-rt t' lalcndto
A:is^ Al.li I. .RdiNSON,
Bj tin -MkTvtraii.Mial Chnr< h.
nil. ., lli wn. - n !1 k:. \vl; arlisls mii tui,. part. M!jw
E*m?.Miss L*? Mill*. Mia* Matti Graj Dt .1
W Bifc hort. p.. I l; C B ;-na>s. Il rr Jos. f" Ik ( h i,
Fr. t .loht. -iv. i tin- >ir ? E. Rou^Lton and Mr D.
. . . . 1 {' ' '"ts I x. iunitr. atdi- tor li-si rv.d
ji .4 > at E.us i Hi !? had at Elphonzo i'ouii^-s. or of
the chun h music . oiiimat*. o'27-6t
rs I1 ll'"M LU K OR FROM PHOTOill*
.1 \l ^ -'irtKni in <\ntwittkf a*?ti r*t,*itinir
it! ii'. tK. .tp*- uml fit w? old i ictitrcs
Civ UUti ~I,?1 A> s:? ii. St 17(X^ F sir* 111. w. \sS2- liii#
LK(TTIiKS. "
KAGAN ILLI MINATKD TOl'RS
IN SIX LECTURES.
CONGREGATIONAL < HCRCH
>ovcn?b?r 5fh, I .>?wli !i. Nov.-mU r I'l, Florence
' -^h. Scotland. " -2d. Rome. *
, mh. \ i nice. ? 27. In land.
K. sere. .1 w iitu tor course' 42. at Ellis A Co *?, l?i Tt nn jrlvania
nam-.
Sintrii Mhii.K-iou. 50cents; Children under fifteen 25
oao-fct
^JIYIL BIGHTS I
LECTURE
BY
R. G. INiiERSOLL,
LINCOLN HALL.
,, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1883.
hw'ai'v'i5" '*lhserved Seats without extra
warvt ai A?* t/t n?ti*H
of^n 7 tur? at 8
LASSwiiiV.u^, KU'U 10 tbe cau^- FKED. DOUG
DAi-T.S. PARTIES. A-,..
Grand anniversary baix
or THK
COLUMBIA Tl RN-VERFTN
at *
ABNER'S MCSIC HAII
THURSDAY EVENING, NOV EMBER 1,1SS3.
Tic In N. admitting yentl. n.an and halh a. lX)ct?i it*
J? ^Y. Sbnr,
PHARMACIST.
Cor.NtB Penna. Ave, anp 9th Strfft
Tak^f> ) ieaMire ill announctnir the arrival of a larve and I
J*iinj>lete assortment of M inicnre jf4-.sJs from th.- ?stablhthiuei
t. f Dr J. Park, r !"?% . America's tirst Maui' iirt DIAMOND
NAIL ENAMEL;
4'OSMETIC ROSALINE;
ONOOLINK;
CREAM VAKOLA:
lvi -HERS IN IVORY AND BOXWOOD.
*RI.>A'H SCISSORS;
f.J>EN< H FILE'S.
French cuticle knives. 027 3m
507 Picture FRAMER 507
Washington News and Gossip.
Government Receipts To-pat.?Internal revenue,
1388,416.59; customs, *740,837.43.
Justice Harlan's dissenting opinion In the civil
rights cases has not yet been filed.
Admikal Porter will return to Washington tomorrow
afternoon.
The Naval Medical Society.?The sixteenth
regular meeting of the Naval Medical society will
be held at the Museum of Hygiene to-morrow evening.
The following papers are announced: Notes
on Santa Cruz, W. I., by Dr. A. M. Moore, r. S. N
an instance of defective plumbing, bv Dr. i h Kid??'?/<
S.\N'; yp'!ow fever at I'ensaeola. Fla., by I)r.
D. M. Gulferas, U. S. N.; disinfectants, by Dr \
Hudson, I S N.; continued extension in fracture of
f<>re arm, b> Dr. J. C.VVise, IT. s. N.; double aneurism
of arch of the aorta, by Dr. J. II. Bryan,U. 8. N.
Naval Orpers.?Captain John Irvine ordered to
cont inue on temporary duty as captain of the navy
yard, Mare Island, Cal, until Captain McNalr re??urt<?tn
t,he ,2rth ,November, then to consider himn,r\
if li aCt anil placed on waiting orders; Commotioa.
Pattlson to examination for proThe
Deficiency in Postal Revenues.?The estimated
amount of postal revenues for the fiscal
year, beginning on July 1st next, Including $430,000
fron? the money-order business,
l..|l.,iai,078. ihe estimated expenditure for the
same time Is 150,0(12,1H9, which will leave a deficiency
in revenue of f2.958.nl. In his message to
* ngress, recommending the reduction of the Yetter
rate to 2 cents, the President expSfdtheOpinion
f3'(A/nS??n%nC?0? W0Uld cause a deficiency of
^ first year, and the ofiiclal estimate
?ll ,000 estimate to have been within
A Boors Post Office Inspector.?The inspector's
office, Post Office department, is informed that
some unknown man is representing himself as W.
JIenderson.post offlco inspector in Montana, and
collecting money from postmasters, <tc.
Tng Civn, Service Commissioners held a session
yesterday, but notldng of public interest was done.
Mr. Eaton, speaking to a Star reporter concerning
revision of the civil service rules, said that
some changes would be made before long, but that
he was not at llberiv as jet to state what their
om w lx'' sul(J' however, that no
Important changes would be made.
Mr. n. W. Fitzgerald denies that he has closed
his pension office, as stated in the New York Times
of tliis morning. He says lie is dojug no new busiac.tlon
on hls <**.?? that would
^n!l til 1.!" Penalties. The office Is open
ana the routine business transacted as usual. He
morrnw t0,^stated in practice toVi,
in,iay he made a few remarks to his
v")jP'Oves, w hlch, lie says, were reported in the New
i oik 11/nes substantially as made.
Court-Martial to Try Chief Engineer Williamson.?a
court-martial for the triai of Chief
Engineer Thorn. \\ llliamson, on charges of extrava,n
c?nnectlon with the
,St,}tcs tu~ J>lnta< at Norfolk
meet atthe \\ ici !f?T J*esterday afternoon to
The ^?hlutrton nav}* -V;,nl< November 5th.
Iheda^lforthecourtls as follows: Commodores
f\ 1 ' ' 1 ruxtun and J. E. Jouett.
Chief Engineer Theodore Teller, Cants. W. \V
Queen ami P. j. Johnson, Chief Engineer D B Mai
< omb,Capt. G. a. Perkins, Clile" Engineer E !D
lvoble, with Lieut. S. C. Ixmly as judge advocate,
Charged Tim Violating the Political Assessments
Act.?This morning Detective Block arrested
-(\ i h. I ate, a postal clerk, at the Washington city
post office, on the charge of violating the political
aSg'oa^tSR an" *atc ?>*"<* ?
J^rKl-TMr- JosePh Arthur, representing the
Bunch of Keys" Company, is stopping at the
National Hotel. Lieut. Very and Naval Chaplain
!,2 *rom ^w York for Havre to-day.
Mrs. i. h. niton and son, of Washington were
Passengers by the overland train to arrive at San
h ranclsco last Tuesday. Col. George E. Waring
k i Helen M- Phillips, of
Brooklyn, NY, is visiting Mrs. Joslah Bellows, of
. ~ H street noitliwest. Ex-Hepresentatlve
Leonard Myers, of Philadelphia, Is at the Khars
? "Ha Carroll has gone to New York on a short
%? . 1)r- Bankln,of this elt v. is attendInVHvYn?^
Missionary Association's meetin?
in .Nf w iork, and presides over the exercises in tlie
absence of the president, William. B Wushbul n.
Kilhonrn'i Dinners in Jail.
he is cross-examined on the subject.
The cross-examination of Hallet KUbourn, complainant
in the suit against ex-Sergeunt-at-Arms
John G. 1 liompson, for 1-350,000 damages for false
Imprisonment, was tx-gun this morning, when the
Circuit Court met, by Mr. Jere Wilson of consul for
a, J he monnn" was ln questioning
liprt "mSt51?the clrcumslances attending his
Mr. Corkhin examined the witness to show the
MrKiiltonKwhii I ^?m,racte<1 fortl??' sustenance of
->ir. Kiihouin \\hlle a prisoner of state Thp^p itpm
ized statements showt-d that the ineals and ^eet
sories cost all the way from |6 to $35.
a dinner which cost |31.55.
Mr. Kllbourn said he knew nothing about the
items of the bill; he supposed Congress was going
to pay that. After reading the bill for one dinner
costing 134.55, Mr. KUbourn was asked II his dinner
had cost that much.
"I shouid'nt wonder." said Mr Kiihnnm< mt
amount. Senator Voorhees objected, ircau^ hf
could not see the use of it. "it serns tob^
a pleasure for mr. cork hill,"
said the Senator, "to read about good things to
Gat.w
Mr. Corkhin said he thought it was proper to
^ef,ore the Jllfy the quality of the fare on
which the witness was living while languishing in
prison. "It is a complete answer," said Mr. Corki
hill, "to Tot ten's opening speech, and oerhans th?
only answer that will be made to it." 1
half a dozen raw for senator voorhees.
As Mr. Corkhill was allowed to proceed Senator
voorhees took up his hat with a gesture of disgust
; remarking as he left the court room, "I will go out
and take half a dozen raw myself" After tht?
branch of the examination was closed a recess was
after tob recess
Mr. Wilson continued the cross-examination. The
j witness said that several times during hlslmprison,
ment the officer in charge of him permitted him to
: go out with him to walk for exercise. He walked
i to the navy yard once and another time nearly to
the CapitoL The niRht before the petition of habeas
corpus was heard he went out in a carriage to his
hours.11 remalue(1 away from the Jail about three
?? ?
The Metropolitan Bank Robbery.
little horace to appear as a witness in the
ex-dktkctivk cases.
The arrival of Horace Hogan in this city, as stated
In yesterday's Star, is an Important event for the
government in the ex-detective cases now in progress
of trial. Hogan has been confined in the
Eastern penitentiary of Pennsylvania, and was
pardoned out by Gov. Pattison, on the representations
of the citizens' committee of Philadelphia and
others. He is now in poor health, and expresses
to lead abetter life in the futu*.
He will appear as a witness In the case in which
tT^, ?^sie^ye8' MUler' McElfresh and M<S
S altt? F1'nder, were Indicted lor comHP
Metropolitan bank robbery. "Little
o ^ known, was believed to have been
^T^of the gang t&at robbed theGovernS
?i!?i an s^ortly afterwards to have nar"^Patedin
the robbery of the Metropolitanb^
He is now in the District Jail, where he will rpmoin
until his services as a witne^ nX* ffi?
daj he visited the Metropolitan bank and other
places where he had been. His eridence ir is ?>nresented,
will be corroborated by other witnesses.
Railway Mall Service.
annual report of superintendent thompson
The annual report of Superintendent Thompson,
of the railway maM service, shows that the number
of miles of route for which railroads were paid was
109,827, an increase of 9,264 over 1882: The number
of pieces of mall matter handled was 3,981,516.280.
an increase of I,429,?tts5. The superintendent^ asks
for an Increase in the appropriation for railway
postal clerks of $318,169; an Increase by $50,000 of
the appropriation for railway postal cars alsbthat
the Postmaster General be authorized io paythe
widow or guardian of minor children of railwav
postal clerks killed in tlie service, a sum equal to
21e,?ea/'?. held at the tlme of
death, and that the I ostmaster General be authorlzed
to graiit a leave of absence, with pay.
to clerks Injured In railroad accidents until re!
covery, not exceeding one year. In conclusion the
report says that as the northern Pacific raSroadia
now completed, some change may be m^de in the
system of forwardlng Paclfic coast malls.
Hansom cabs are to betmroduced Into Chlcaeo a
company having been formed lor the purpose.
_ SPEC IAL NOTICES. =
- PERPETUAL BUILDING ASSOCIATION. ~
k-'jw'
SECOND ANNUAL REPORT
Shows it to be the most successful and b-'t manasred.
Assets show a profit for the two years of 7.53 pur cent
j>er annum.
It rav- 5 i>er rent per annum on withdrawal of shares
c>r -? ? t ' ineiit of a<lvane< s.
Total receipts have been $87,016.49.
Total profits have tven $4,561.27.
IV. s. nt ass* ts $57.807.IS. Liabilities, including 5 per
cut per annum of interest due to the rueni!>ers,
.*Vi.7S'2.54. leavinif a snrpltis of $1,024.59, brinjrinfir the
rate of profit to 7.53 i>cr cent per an num on 3,6'.:0 shares
of St. < k.
$ I.( ".') lonn?d for a total payment of $14 monthly.
Sli .res $S(w>; payment $t iwr month.
Third s. ri< s is now issued. Rooks always open.
Ni \t meeting WEDNESDAY EVENING, Novemlier
7, at ">15 7th street.
Get a copy of She Second Annual Report from any of
ti:>-fo]!< >wlng uained.'wlio will also take subscriptions
f r st- k C. C. DUNCANSON. President; LEWIS
ABRAHAM. Attornev-at-Law. 1311 F street, Vice I'r. sifi
!;t: E. >1. LAW 1"! ?N. Treasnr. r: ANDREW GLASS,
K \t Lin>* K R.; WMrH, GOOI>S. City Post < iffu-e; Dr.
E 1 SCH * F11IRT. Medieal Museum; W. P.SEVILLE,
Pej.'-i I, Bureau; CHAISLES BAUM. 116 7th street; C.
BANKKS BRooKF.S and FRANK O. SAXTON, War
I' ot.. A.N MFEKFK, Bur. Eng. and Printing. and
OFf.ts. W. SCH ELL. Govt. Printing Office; JOHN
CO<>K. Secretary, 618 12th street. o31-6t
T Tir- NOVEMBER 1st. ALL S UM'S' DAY.?There
V." ^ will be service at the Church of the Incarnation,
corner 12th and N streets, at 7.30 and 11 a.m., and full
Choral service at 6:30 p.m. It
r~?ap "maryland"bepublican voters can
obtain half Tab's at 430rttli street n. w. Association
meetinir at same place Saturday evening'. wm. h.
GUNNISON, Chairman Transp. Com. o31-3t*
~r new jersey voters-going home to
t"vote can sec up reduced transportation by calling
at room No. 4. < >wen House between 7 and 9 every
evening until Saturday, 3d instant.
JACOB W. STARR,
o31-3t President X. J. Republican Association.
clinical lectures \\ ill be delivered
at?
providence hospital
dmintr the winter months by the attending phyRVlans
and surgeons. Eor tickets of admission apply to J. W.
BaYNE, M. d.. Secretary of the Medical Board. o31-3t*
|^gp REMOVAL?STEIGER V LIF.BERMA.NN,
Real Estate Brokers, have amoved to their new
and commodious office rooms, No. 1303 F STREET
N< iR'I llU EsT. Agency of the GERMANIA FIUE INS.
CO.. OF NEW YORK. o31-2w
,T r~^~" Washington, Oct. 20. lsS3.
i."THE COPARTNE RSHIP LVTELY EXISTintrUtwceu
GOLDEN k RICHARDSON, Commission
Merchants, has dissolved by mutual consent, and R. A.
G*-l.lt ;i is alone authoriztd to collect all debts owing to
said lirm. R. A. GOLDEN.
J. II. RICHARDSON.
I will still continue the business. Also. I will have a
lnnri quantity of Fish. Game and Terrapins, at 'J26 Louisiana
avenue.
o31-3t* r. a. golden.
9 2p> THE ANNUAL ELECTION OF <)FFICERS
a?. ?? for First Subdivision. Associated Charities, will
take place at the .Wed Women's Home on THURSDAY.
November 1st, at 4:30 p. in. All subscribers are entitled
to vote. o30-2t*
j? T^I'R M. S. PARSONS. MEDICAL ELECTRIcian.
has returned to the city, and has resumed
practice at 923 F street northwest. o30-Ct
I f TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS
with 4
Annapolis, Md 25 cents,
Baltimore. Md 30 cents,
Alexandria. Va 15 cents.
for talks of five minnt?-s or less. Office ojwn at Annajnilis
from 7 a. m. to k i>. m. every day. except Sundays. All
communications will lie charged airainst the telephones
makirtir th<ni. This rule is invariable.
CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC TELEPHONE CO.,
Office, 1420 New York avenue. ?30-3t
ySS? BEGINNING WITH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER
2d. the .steamer GEORGE LKARY, of thi. Washington
and Norfolk line, will leave at 5 o'clock p.m.,
instead of 5:30, as heretofore.
o29-5< WM. P. WELCn, A*ent_
THE RIGGS JTRE INSURANCE COMPANY
t'fe
HAVE REMOVED TO THEIR NEW OFFICE.
NO. 1331 F STREET NORTHWEST.
M. W. BEVERIDGE. President.
w. S. THOMPSON. Vice President,
Til os. hyde, Treasurer.
f. b. mohun, Secretary.
Tscstecs ;
M. W. BEVERIDGE, N. W. BITICHELL,
W. S. THOMPSON, THOS. HYDE.
JoIIS JAY KNOX. JOHN SHERMAN.
E. S. HUTCHINSON. W. II. MORRISON,
T. M. HANSON. o27-Gt
T T~ T. BRIGHAMBISHOP & CO.,
S. M. HIBBARD,
Member New York Stock Exchange,
BANKERS AND BROKERS,
1331 F street northwest,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Stocks and grain, in large'and small lots, on margins
to suit. Tlie facilities offered by tliis house are unequaltd
by any other house in the city.
Send for our new book oil stocks and how to speculate,
Maih-d free. o26-eo6t*
* NEW FRF.NCiTlriioCESS SOAP.
it-'sf Laixe sui-ply just received, an. I for sale by
DIX & W ILK INS,
o27-s.?wlm Baltunore.
MUNCASTER & HOWARD. I'HARMACISTS,
1 * - z corner 7th and I streets northwest.?Dr. Sijuibb's
Chemically Pure Medicines used in Prescriptions.
Prict s moderate. o24
GAS FIXTURES,
Large stock of the latest designs.
latrobes. furnaces.
plumbing and heating.
sam'l S. SHEDD,
?19 409 9th street northwest.
j as. e. Fitch. Rob't c. Fox. Geo. w. Biiown
fitch. fox k brown,
Established 1866.
real estate and loan brokers,
Office?1437 Pennsylvania Avenue,
(Opposite U. S. Treasury).
All properties placed in our hands for sale are Inserted,
without charge, in our "Real Estate Advertiser." (first
issued in 1866).
Sj>ecial attention triven to the management of estates
and of properties belonging to non-residents. Also, to
the reiitinif of Houses aiul collection of Rents at moderate
rates, and without charge for payimr tux< s. remitting
rents and atteiubng to rt4?airs, vo which l^rsonal
attention is given.
Faithful attention (riven to the disposal, by lease or
sale, of all property placed in our hands.
Loans on n al estate s^-curity niaUe with care, and
B?-mi-annual interest collected and remitted without
ehanre. octlo-lm
?gp- DR REELING HAS RESUMED HIS
office hours for Eye and Ear patients at No. 1209
P. nnsylvunia avenue nortuwest. E>ery Weilnesday
from P2 m. to 3 p. m. o3-lm
r "building lumber," and hard wooiis
of every description es|>ecially ordered to suit
customers.
4-4. S-4. 6-4, 8-4 Ash Counter Tops,prime and seasoned;
Also Walnut. Malioifany, Cedar, Cherry, Poplar, Oak,
Ash. White Pine. Georyia Pine and Virginia Pine, rouirh,
dressed, or mamifactur<-d into I*nrtition, Ceilinp, Wamscoting,
Floorintr and Mouldings, in lota to accommodate.
All order* tilled with dispatch and correctness, at
Its* than current market prices.
WM. McLEAN & SON.
o2 Cor. 13th and B str?*ts northwest.
GAS FIXTURES!THE
LARGEST STOCK IN THE CITY to
bELECT FROM AND THE CHEAPEST.
PLEASE CALL AND EXAMINE.
CORCORAN BUILDING.
r20 E. F. BROOKS.
THE ATTENTION OF VISITORS AND
L'? Residents is particularly called to PHOSVIT^i,
the new anil |>or>ular Brain and Nerve Tonic and Safeguard
airainst Malaria. For sal?t aerated by the glass or
in bottles by
w c. mti^burn,
Bole Inventor and Manufacturer,
sep8 142y Pennsylvania avenue.
WASHINGTONTd. C.. August 22,1883.
L'v The Copartnership heretofore existing between
the undersigned, under the firm name of tayia)r&
hl'fty. is this day Dissolved by mutual consent.
RICHARD H. TAYLOR will aijfn in liquidation and
continue the business.
All partie* are resi>ectfnlly requested to make a settlement
of their accounts.
RICHARD h. TAYLOR,
au23 FRANCI8 HUFTY.
?-?*? Washington. d.C., July 16th, 1883.
I'v Having tnr?satly increased our facilities by the
introduction of an Electric LiKht Machine, together
with other improvements, we are not subject to the condition
of the weather, and are prepared to furnish with
i<roiuptuesH. aiul at low price, any work in the line of
Vhoto Engraving, for either relief or plate-press printinsr.
Deaifc-ns and Estimates furnished upon application.
THE LAUTEN "ENGRAVING COMPANY.
1425 New Y'ork avenue.
Uayward & Hutchinson,
424 NINTH STREET,
Asents for LOW'S CHELSEA ART TILES, TRENTON
ART TILE. AMERICAN ENCAUSTIC TILE COMPANY.
M1NTON. MAU and other IMPORTED TILES.
BRASS FIRE-PLACES and BRASS FIRE GOODS In
great variety.
BAYWAP.D It HUTCHINSON,
epU 424 street.
CHANGE OF COW^IA\DER.
General Sherman's Retirement*
the official correspondence.
The correspondence incident to the retirement of
Gen. Sherman from active command of the army is
as follows:
Headquarters Armt of the Tutted States.
Washington. D. C., October 8,1883.
Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, Secretary of War?Sir:
By the act of congress approved July 5, isss. all
armv officers are retired on reaching the age of G4
years. If living, I will attain that age on the 8th
, day of February. 1884, hut as that period of the year
is "notsulted to the changes necessary on my retirement,
I have long contemplated anticipating the
event by some months to enable the President to
make these changes at a more convenient season of
the vear. and also to enable my successor to be in
office before the assembling of the next Congress.
I therefore request authority to turn over the
command of the army to Lieut. Gen. Sheridan, on
the tlrst day of November. 1883, and that I be ordered
to my home at St. Louis, Mo., there to await
the date of my legal retirement, and inasmuch as I
will have lor a long time much correspondence
about war and official matters, I also ask the favor
to have with me for a time my two personal aides
de camp, Cols. John E. Tourtelotte and John M.
Bacon. The others of my personal staff, viz: Cols.
O. M. Poe and J. C. Tidball, have already been assigned
to appropriate duties in their own branches
of the military service, the engineer and artillery.
All should retain their rank and pay as aides de
camp until February 8,1884.
By or before the 1st of November I can complete
all official reports, and I believe I can surrender
the army to my successor.in good shape and
condition, well provided In all respects and distributed
for the best interests of the country. lam
grateful that my physical and mental strength
remains unimpaired by years, and am thankful for
the liberal provision made by Congress for my declining
yea is. which will enable me to respond
promptly to any call the President may make for
my military serv ice or judgment as long as I live.
1 have the honor to be, your obedient servant,
(Signed) W. T. Sherman, GeneraL
War Department,
Washington City, October 10,1883.
Gen. W. T Shaman, Washington., D. C.:
General: I have submitted to the President your
letter of the 8th Instant requesting that you be
relieved of the command of tke army on the 1st
of November next, as a more convenient
time for making the changes in military
commanders wilch must follow your
retirement, from active service than would be
the date of your retirement tinder the law. In signifying
his approval of your request the President
directs me to express to you his earnest hope that
there may be given you yet many years of health
and tanplness in which to enjoy the gratitude of
your fellow-citizens, well earned by your most distinguished
public services.
It will give me pleasure to comply with your
wishes respecting your aides-de-camp, and the necessary
orders will be duly issued.
I have the honor to be, general, your most obedient
servant, (Signed,) Robert T. Lincoln,
Secretary of war.
Arrival of Gen. Sheridan.
Lieut. General Sheridan, accompanied by Lieut.
Colonel M. V. Sheridan, military secretary, and
Lieut. Col. J. F. Gregory, aide-de-camp, arrived In
Washington this morning from Chicago. General
Rucker, the father-in-law of (Jen. Sheridan, and
Mrs. Major Lydeeker, met them at the depot. Mrs.
Sheridan stopped off at llarrisburg.
Lieut. Col. \V. J. Vonlkma, the other staff officer,
arrived here last night. Two clerks, I). O. Drennan
and Douglass I>iek, and a messenger, have also arrived
from Chicago, who will be on duty in Gen.
Sheridan's office at the War department. Gen.
Sheridan Is the temporary guest of commissioner
Lydeeker, and Col. Sheridan Is the guest of Coinl
missary General Macfeely. The other officers are
| stopping at the Ebbitt. All of these officers visited
the War department this morning. General Sheridan
first paid his respects to General Sherman, then
t he Secretary or War and afterwards called upon
the adjutant general. The transferor the command
of the army does not take place until tomorrow,
so, of course, there was no action regarding
the matter taken to-day.
the incoming and outgoing officers
sat about the quarters of the general of the army
for some time in friendly conversation this morning.
As stated In yesterday's Star, the important
military change will be effected to-morrow
morning by two short orders, one
Issued by General Sherman relinquishing
command of the army, followed by one Issued by
General Slierldau jissumlng It. General Sherman
will leave Washington in a few days, but will make
a short visit in New York before proceeding to St.
Louis. He has rented ids house In this city to Gen.
Sloeum, of New York.
?-.
As to Pension Attorneys.
The following important order was issued this afternoon:
Department of the Interior. >
Washington, october 31st, 18?3. f
Orrterefl: That whenever an attorney Ls c harged
with improper practises in prosecuting claims before
the Pension Office, the commissioner of pensions
shall Investigate the matter, giving such attorney
due notice, together with a copy of
the charges against him, that he may
be heard in the premises. When the
Investigation shall have been concluded the facts
shall be reported to the Secretary of the Interior
for consideration, together with the; testimony
upon which it is based and the recommendation of
the commissioner. During the Investigation into
the conduct of an attorney for "Improper practises
he shall be recognized In claims before the bureau
in his capacity as attorney, unless, for special rear
sons communicated to the Secretary of the Interior,
he shall be suspended.
h. m. Teller, Secretary.
The practise heretofore has been to suspend attorneys
pending the Investigation of the charges
made against them. It Ls stated that this rule has
worked hardship in several cases where the charges
have not been sustained, yet the business of the accused
has suffered.
-? ??.
Funeral of Hon. G. V. Fox.
the navy department closed.
The funeral of Mr. G. V. Fox, formerly Assistant
Secretary of the Navy, was held at St. John's
church at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Itev. Dr. Leonard
officiating. Mr. Fox had hosts of warm friends in
this city, and the attendance at his funeral was
very large. Mr. Fox was about starting for Washington,
where he had engaged quarters for the
winter, at the time death suddenly overtook him.
The pall-bearers were Admirals John C. Howell,
John Rodgers, Alexander Murray, and Jno. L. Worden;
Commodores Wm. G. Temple and J. C. Walker,
Surgeon General Wales and Medical Director P. J.
Horwitz. The remains were conveyed to Kock
crcek cemetery and placed temporarily in the vault
of Hon. Montgomery Blair. The Navy department
was closed at 1 o'elock to-day out of respect to the
memory of the deceased.
The Contest with polygamy*
the report of the commissioners as to the effect
of the recent legislation?effect of
woman suffrage?more legislation needed.
The commissioners appointed by President Arthur
under the anti-polygamy act of last year have submitted
their second annual report to the Secretary
of the Interior. In noting the fact that several
thousand polygamlsts were excluded from the polls
in Utah at the general election in August last, they
express the opinion that while such results are not
likely to have much effect upon the elderly men,
who already have a plurality of wives and several
families of children, they must have great weight
with the young men of the territory, many of whom
are ambitious and aspiring, and would not like voluntarily
to incur political ostracism. The commissioners
recommend that Congress enact a law declaring
all future marriages in the territory null
and void unless they are contracted and evidenced
in the manner provided by the same. They also
express the opinion that the woman suffrage law is
an obstruction to the speedy solution of the "vexed
auestion." They state that "if the next session of
tie legislative assembly, elected under the act of
Congress, shall fail to respond to the will of the
nation, Congress should have no hesitation in using
extraordinary measures to compel the people of this
territory to obey the laws of the land-''
" ?
Major Crumbaugfc Acquitted.
LETTERS EXHIBITED IN COUBT SHOWING HIS AMBITION
TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CABINET.
Major 8. B. Crumbaugh, formerly an officer in the
navy, was appointed collector of the second Kentucky
revenue district by President Arthur. Last
spring he was charged with trying to have all the
county republican conventions in his district and
other parts of the state adopt resolutions recomr
mending him for Secretary of the Navy in case Mr!
Chandler resigned. His enemies secured some personal
letters which had been sent in official envelopes,
and a charge of violating the postal laws was
made. The case has just been tried in Louisville,
and these letters were produced. One refers to
Commissioner Evans, who was instrumental in
securing his appointment, aa7*a narrow-minded i
and jealous man, who ls stung bymy [Crumbaugh's]
growing popularity, and is jeahius of the growing
esteem in which I am known to be held by the
President and of the probability of my soon being
appointed to a Cabinet position." The remaining
letters principally refer to local and state politicians.
Yesterday the jury brought in a verdict of not
guilty.
? ? ?
Hiram Faxon fell dead on the street at Hartford, <
Conn., last night from heart disease. He was a I
brother of the late Hon. Wm. Faxon, formerly Assistant
secretary of the Navy, who died recently of
the same disease. <
nonnoNisn DEFENDED.
A Talk With Delegate Cannon*
he sats the edmunds law has united nis people?that
it is not properly administered,
being hade retroactive?cases in point?mr.
cannon says he is not to succeed president
taylor, as reported.
lion. George Q. Cannon, ex-delegate in Congress
from Utah, In conversation with a Star reporter
said: "The Edmunds law has had precisely t tie
effect I predicted; Just the effect I told Senator
Edmunds it would have, hut he thought I was too
much Interested to give an unbiased opinion. It has
'whooped our people up,' to use a common hut express!
\e term. To illustrate: There Is a grandson
of Brlgham Young, a young man, not over 22 years
of age. He is rather wild; not bad, but he luis always
been rather careless with regard to religion.
His friends have believed that his sympathies were
v ith the anti-Mormon element, and perhaps they
were, In a measure. Well, at the last elect ion he
went up to the ballot-box, and, putting in his vote,
said: 'They have disfranchised pap, (his father,)
but I'll put in a vote that will count for his side.
You see he has but one wife, never had any more,
and they couldn't disfranchise him."
toe law not obnoxiol's to mormons, but tiie
mode of enforcing it.
lias the Edmunds law been very obnoxious to the
Mormons?" Inquired the reporter.
"lhe law Itself has not," replied Mr. Cannon, but
the way It Is administered Is verv oppressive. It
has been given a construction not warranted by the
constitution."
"In what way?"
"It has been made retroactive. Men are excluded
from voting for acts alleged to have been commit ted
many years prior to the enactment of the Edmunds
law. For Instance, the ex-mayor of Salt Lake Cltv,
had once two wives, but Is now a widower. lie
has been disfranchised. The present mavor has
!? oL?H ?llvlng wlre- He another Who lived but
He Is excluded from voting, though
ne, like the other men, committed the alleged
"jany years before the law was enacted,
f' - Dr. lilehardson, a widow, was excluded from
\otln.tr because her husband, while living had
*er e\ Thl8 construction of the law, makfacto,
has given rise to many test
an? satisfied 11 will not stand In the
tloiT Hut, as I said at the outset this persecuhas
made our people more united.
It has driven the young people, who were indifferent,
and many of them ludlfferent as to the
church and Its teachings, to take sides. It placed
them in a position where they had to take sides
with their own people or against them, and naturally
they have chosen to stand with their parents
and friends. Now, at the last election for delegate.
!r? candidate received as many votes as usual,
ii? opposition got only what it polled when
*1 Forty-fourth Congress. 1'he
young people, Indignant at the oppressive
construction of this law against th<>lr parents
and relations, made up for all that we had
lost by disfranchisement."
tho law has not injured the Mormons?"
put in the reporter.
? said Mr. Cannon, "except that ltlsunpleasant
to stand persecution. But the people of Utah
can stand a great deal of oppression.
They are united, Industrious and frugal, and
having endured much can endure much more. !
There are a good many people in Utah besides Mormons,
and they can't enforce oppressive laws
against the latter without pinching the others
some. Now the clique who clamored for the Edmunds
law are very much dissatisfied with its
f They were disappointed. Their scheme
was to get entire control of the terrltorv and
paving failed by this means they want "to tiy
HhwVftn?ilHllflyif'i?S;a leK1$aatlve mmlsslon,
" they can bring it about. Falling in hat, thev
n i?Pt^rhn^1perpetU!ite tfie listing commission
It Is to continue until the territorial legislature
enacts certain laws. The governor can, if he
Preve"t legislation by his veto, or bv lnPTMnr
UV?D tK? llPn tllat the people cannot
grant* in tnls way th6 present commls^on
could be continued. The enemies of
thev can?<.CI7 out about tivason, but
Thov h?,V\ 10 a, BlnFle act of that kind.
overt apt t w ? ^ i5r27 Mormons Into some
overt act that would give a pretext for oaliimr for
troops, but none such have been committed. This
a was well calculated to arouse such
Indignation as would break peaceful bounds but
thepeople have borne with patience and will' bear
the leadership of the church.
" There was a newspaper statement, Mr. Cannon,
that you were to succeed Mr. Taylor as the head of
the Morfhons. is that true?"
44 No; there is nothing in it At a council Mr
Taylor over-exerted himself, and I took the stand
and spoke. That probably gave rise to the story.
Mr. 1 aylor Is quite old, but when he dies there are
Korfive older men of the church who are ahead
or me for the succession."
The Case Against ex-Detective Acton*
his counsel ases for a speedy trial.
Mr. Cahlli, counsel for ex-Detective JosephActon,
to-day, in the Criminal Court, called Judge Wylie's
attention to the case, and asked that it be set for
trial, because one of the most important witnesses
was now in the city, and would be here only a week
or ten days; after that time he did not know when
he could be had.
C(ll!Tt^u^st0(1 that Mr. Cahlli consult Mr.
flxed upon Taggart'Ior ^ earl> day might be
4W. sas as^sKssa
The court said he knew nothing of the case, but
triecT tkere was nothing in the two already
Cahlli repeated that he was anxious for a
trial, and said that It was not right to keep the In- 1
dictments hanging over him. The counsel seem to
have quit the court and to be trying the cases in
the newspapers. For some reason <;ov. Wells, who
announced at the outset that all the cases wrre
'}y\ ^as come to a sudden stop. It had been expected
that he would run t-lie gamut through
?1Xoei?lcoVr^,rema,rketlthat J'r- Wells might not
rSedthelaw6 ^ but he was 8ure lliat he
831(1 Lie m not doul)t the correctness !
of the rulings, and whether Gov. Wells liked them <
or not he would have to submit to them I
The court told Mr. Cahlli to consult with Mr
^gs^took place1 r" C" ^ S?' buL no Iurtiier proceed
Eiglit Thousand Untaxed Dogs. j
the owners must pay the tax.
The District Commissioners have determined to !
thoroughly execute the dog law, and to that end i
have, through the medium of the police force, ob- '
talned the names of every lrftlvldual keeping a dog, 1
the number of his or her residence and number of j
dogs kept by each. They propose to Include the !
tax of the dog on the bill of every tax-payer, when* '
there Is any dog kept, and as they are '
paid they are checked off these lists, which '
are made out in precincts. The first precinct
which embraces South Washington, has 1,446 do"s! ,
DO ^x?*have 1)8611 pul(J; 108 persons have
two dogs each; 19 have three dogs each; two have i
four dogs each; one has five dogs, and two have
six dogs. This precinct has a larger proportion of )
dogs compared with its taxpayers than any other t
and altogether there Is about eight thousand dotrs
In the District on which no taxes have been nalcL .
Those persons who own dogs and are not taxpayers 1
are to be prosecute*, Judgments obtained and dls- I
tralnt warrants Issued to the officers, so that dtoderty
may be seized wherever found and sold for 1
the tax. The number of dog licenses thus far is- (
sued la 8,786. t
f
All Hallowe'en.?To-night Is All Hallowe'en <
and will be observed In the old-fashioned way by
I*1 the superstitions pertaining
to the time. Young maidens will go around the
house at midnight in hopes of meeting their future <
P*rto mystical rites over mirrors, or in ]
?^!rJ!a?5i^oke aknowledge of the future, wlich 1
.can be obtained this night and no (
other. Tne old custom of diving in tubs of witer i
^ appl^it is said, will bs ^ved S-ight m
some quarters of the city. ^ j
av? intkresting Litigation.?Suit is l
about being instituted in the District courts to i
determine the liability of the stockholders in the t
National Express and Transportation company. i
This was a company which started after the war i
to do the express business in the south, and was \
chartered by the state of Virginia. For a while its t
business was large and its directory consisted of i
some of the most prominent southern men; many i
of the best citizens here subscribed for or purchased
the stock for investment as holding out prospects
of liberal returns as with the older express companies,
but owing possibly to extravagance and mismanagement,
after calling up assessments of $20 per i
share on its stock, the company closed business in
1867. After a period of 17 years certain creditors of ?
the company are now trying to collect sufficient 1
assessments from the stockholders of the late com- s
pany to pay their claims, but so many questions of *
liability and equity are concerned that It probably to
can only be settled so lar as the District stockholders
are concerted by an eventual appeal to the
Whatever be I
the merits of the case, it is certainly rather an old
claim, and its determination will he watched with
Interest. l
Vennor "announces" that the first cold snap will t
occur on the 3d, 4th and 5th of November. a
_ , .0
DEATH BY l?OISO*.
%
A War Department Clerk's Snieide.
found dkad in a new tore hotel.
The Now York HrraU1 to-day has the following;
"A middle aged man with a black must ache and
goatee, and of respectable appearance, registered
on Monday afternoon at the Manhattan
hotel, Broadway and Canal street, as A. M. Perrottet,
of Philadelphia. He was assigned to room
No. 99, on the fourth floor, which he paid for In
a Ivance. The stranger before golnjr uP to his
apartment said to the clerk that he had been
traveling a great deal and was very tired, and told
htm If he should happen to sleep late on the following
morning not to be alarmed. lie then passed up
stairs and was never seen alive again. Thegne?t
had failed to leave his room by noon yesterday, and
he was called several times by the porter, but did
not respond. The hotel keeper suspecting tli.it
something was wrong, had the door of the
stranger's room forced open. ;>nd t lie occupant was
then found dead In lnil. Two empty phials lalteled
"Laudanum,"' which li> beside the inxly, eonflnn?d
the suspicion that the man had committed suicide.
A bottle of whisky, half a dozen cigars, forty-five
cents and three letters were found among his
effects. It is believed that the deceased was an
attache at the oilice of the War department in
Washington, and that at the time ol his death he
was on leave.
a letter from a department clerk.
The letters which were addressed to him at the
General Post Office indicated that he was a spirits
uallst. That there was some mistake in t he lnlt ials
which he had written on the hotel register was
shown by a letter which he received from N.
Hershler, in Washington, on the 24th Instant. It
read:
War prrartvrvt.
AnjrTANT ^CNEKAL'K < >KOCR.
Dear John?I wnn haj>i>lly eurpnsi d at reviving two
letters from >ou an 1 irliul to h'-ar of your satisfactory
pitting with Mrs. ltobinsnn. of which I ho>'?> to learn
full particulars on your return. I fui>i?>se that th<' deSnwiiur
Influence you felt in Philadelphia ww due.no
onbt, to the narrow e.tr<? t?. poor lodtrmfrs and the fact
of beitijr in a city without a friend to commune with.
&c. This also appeuro to have followed yeu Kone wliat
to New York, hut I hope ttivt by this time vou an- in tlie
full enjoyment of your holiday and have thrown can to
the dotrs. I wish 1 were with y?>u so that the faithful
anitnplH mijrht take my share of can* also. I rappose
you have been Dr. Slnde and had a jrraiid least tr<-m the
immortals. D> n't tail to hear A. J. Davis?I Itelkvo the
society meets at Steinway hall, on 14th street?and make
the most of your time in weiiiK all that 18 of interest
terrestrially and spiritually, of which I expect to K* t a
share on your return by sitting at your fwt and listening
with reverence and awe to the recital of your taie of
wisdom arid b^ed upon experience gained in the at
metropolis.
In the H*raM of October 19 was an obituary notice of
the death of Aumistus Frink, and as we have no otti>-al
notice of it as yet will you please call at No. 12 I^ft
28th street and make a few inquiries, provided you can
do so without inconvenience? He belonged to Macklock's
division and was off on sick leave. I hojv- yun
will thoroughly enjoy your fre<<loin from oftice and
come hack invigorated in body ar.d mind and with
pleasant reeollcetions of your trip.
Ycurs hopefully, >' Hershler.
Two other letters?one from a female signing herself
'Anna'?also contained spiritualisticreferen es.
Deputy Coroner Conway visited the hotel Late
yesterday afternoon, and after making an Invest 1f
atlongave a permit for the removalot the remains
o an undertaker's In Pearl street."'
another letter.
A New York special to the Philadelphia Press
says that "one of the letters was written on official
paper of the Third Auditor ot the Treasury at
Washington. The writer, J. M. Vale, speaks of
spirit uallstlc seances at which he and Perron were
present, and winds up with the statement that the
spirits had signified their intention of giving manifestations
when both would be present at some
time In the future.
What is Known off th? Deceased in
Tki? C ity.
A Star reporter saw Mr. J. M. Vale at the Third
Auditor's ofliee this morning, and he said that he
knew Mr. A. M. Perrottet, or rather Perrot/ele,
wlilch Ls his right name, very well, and he remembered
having written the letter found In the pocket
of the deceased. Mr. l'errotele, he said, was a
$1,200 clerk In the adjutant general's office. He
was a native of England, and came to this country
about the closo of the war. Joining the regular
army. In which lie served for some years. He has
resided In this city about six months, boarding at
17:12 G street, and was a member of Columbia
Lodge, No. 8, F. A. A. M. No cause can be assigned
by his friends for his having taken his life,
as he ls said to have been a perfectly sober man
and well to do. The lady with whom he boarded
here says that he was regular In his habits and
a great student. He was very conversaut upon
the subject of spiritualism, and had a large library
ot spiritualistic works. His friends were great ly
shocked to hear ot his death, and the Masons will
take some action in the matter at once.
what mr. ueushler says.
A Star reporter found Mr. Hershisr, writer of
the above letter, at the War department this morning,
and he was greatly shocked at hearing of Perrottet's
deatlL "He was a clerk In the War department,''
he said, "and my personal and Intimate
friend. I can't understand It. I should as soon
think or committing suicide myself as of Perrottet s
doing It. He was such a steady, even-tempered
man that one can hardly believe lu There was not
the slightest suspicion of an unsound mind: lie did
drink to excess, and he was In no financial
difficulty that I am aware of. He left here about
two weeks ago on his annual vacation, and 1 received
a letter from him from New York not a great
while ago. The letter found on him. signed by me,
was a request to look up the reported death of an
army officer in New York, and only last night I expressed
surprise to my wife that I had not received
an answer from him. The letter from Mr. Vale, of
the Treasury department, was an introduction to a
lady In Brooklyn. I saw It before Mr. Perrottet left
here. There can be no doubt about his being the
man, but I can't understand it." ,
The deceased served with Mr. Hershler, In Gen.
Sherldau's ofliee In Chicago, and came to the War
department about a year ago. He was about fortyfour
years of age, of rather light complexion. Information
of his death spread rapidly among the
clerks in the War department, by whom he was
highly esteemed.
District Government Affairs*
j#tick to street railroad.
The Commissioners have notified the president of
the North O street and South Washington Hallroad
Company to properly pave with cobble stone the
space between the tracks of that road, and two feet
exterior thereto on llth street, Iroin it to Boundary
street northwest.
UNDERGROUND WIRES.
The Commissioners are in reeeipt of a letter from
Mr. Henry Cummlngs, vice president and general
manager of the Postal Telegraph company. No. 49,
Broadway, N. Y., applying for permission to extend
the underground telegraph line of that company to
the Capitol and executive departments by such
route as the Commissioners may determine, <cc., to
which the Commissioners to-day reply that, as
the applicant does not propose to begin that work
at once, action bjtthe Commissioners is suspended,
as they wish to be free to accept the best methods
and terms that may be offered by any one. "Should j
[>ther applications In the meantime be made, you
ivill be entitled U) notice and a talr opportunity to
compete."
LIQUOR UCWrPKS.
Applleatlons for liquor licenses have been approved
by the Commissioners as follows: Samuel N.
\dams, Mary Bannagan, John Beck, John Connor,
IVm. E. Dubant, Frederick Hugh, John llartnett,
Fames Keleber, Frederick Lambrect. Matilda Boss
fc Co., Jacob Xander. John Brown, George Holmes,
md M. G. Mccormick.
building permits
ssued by Inspector Entwlsle: Nicholas Callan, repair
brick, 1422 F street northwest: f1,000. Mrs.
Hary Esputa, repair frame west side 8th st? s. e.,
jetween E and G sts.; $700. Richard R. Thornton,
sect a two-story dwelling, west side 8d st~, be,ween
P and Q sts. n.w.; 1800. Geo. F. Adams,
srect two two-story dwellings, 9th St., between D
md E s. w.; H,?OOl
Affairs in West Washington.
Th* Maish-Miller Wedding.?Hon. Levi Malsh.
>f York, Pa., formerly a member of Congress, and
Hiss Louisa Miller, daughter ot Mrs. Benjamin Mller,
of this place, were married last evening, at
Christ P. E. church here. The attendance was very
area Rev. Mr. Stuart, the rector, officiated. The
>ridesmalds were Miss Alice Riddle Miss Virginia
)ougaL Miss Meta Marbury, Miss Mamie Llbbey,
Misses Eta and MatUe Miller. The bride was es;orted
to the altar by her brother. Mr. Benjamin
ilUer. Mr. Parsons filled the post of best man- ind
he ushers were Mr. Henry Matthews, Mr. Albert
^owler, Mr. Niblack, U. S. N.; Mr. Richard Trapler,
ir. J. 6. Hardle and Mr. Frank Miller. After the
redding a reception was held at Mrs. Miller's
tome, No. 1516 81st street. Mr. and Mrs, Malsh,
vhose home will be In York, Pa., took a train later
n the evening for New York.
Condition or ths Water.?Clear at all points.
WkMp >En Up, Colonel*
i*om the Chicago Inter-Ocean.
District Attorney Corkblll can feel assured that
lonest people are with him In his fight against the
wlndllng pension agents who are robbing the old
eterans widows and orphans of soldiers. The
tarder be lays on the lash taelK&tar.
Hard on the Innocent.
Yom the C&erreUnd Plain Dealer.
8am Cary, of Cincinnati, has been engaged to fleiver
one hundred and fifty lectures In New Engind
during the coming season. There are some
ery nice people In New England, who do not deervethta.
Telegrams to The Star.
10ND0N S DYNAMITE SEHSATIOH.
the english cotton trade failures.
RAILROAD AOCIDEHT8 AND FIRES.
The Dynamite Eirlirmem In I.onAon*
MORE ABOIT THE TrNNEL RXri/WION* r.AKT M(,RT
London. Oct. 31.?The excitement orer tb?' etr?l<^
Rlnna on the I'nderground rail way Hue l?*t event n*
Is very grvnt. A large number of polk*mr? undTr
special inspectors were on duty all night at the val
nous railway stations and guarding the line, a
heavy force was alt*> employed w atching the h<Vu?H
of parliament an.I other public building-*. The . *?
plosion at v hartiik' t'ro>* occurred a dl>t*riiv of two
hundred yards west of the station. Therv wab nS
train then* at the time. The walisof the tunnel
wore battered, hut the rails were not misplaccd.
The windows in t he stat ton were blown out. TUe
roof was not damaged. No port*in was hurt there.
Al the Praed-stnvt station
THE FORCE OF THE KXrt.OStON w?s TTKRIPIJt.
Although workmen have l>een busily t'tntupyl aU
nltflit In irmovliiK the debris they have uot yet
finished their task, tw has the damage at that
place been repaired. 1 he tunnel there w as not do
stroyed except a d'Vp hole w as excavat?M lp the
road l*d; the brt k work was blown out and the
gas pipes and telegroph lines wore broken. The
refreshment saloon w.is wrecked and the windows
of the other rooms of the station ww smashed
The explosion oei*unvd immediately under a passing
train forty yards west of the station. All the
persons injured were In the last two carrl.tkres ot
j the train. It Is now Know n that
TWKKTT-RIttHT PERSONS, WHO WFRK WOrvppD,
were taken to St. Mary'sh>?>p1ial. K<>iir "T th>-m
i are seriously hurt, hut they passed a favorable
night .Hid ;nv exjHvted to recover. The oth?rsuero
i able to iro to their h?>mes during the night. lioth ot
the explosions occurred at about ftlOoYiock m the
evening. All the available detectivesof the Metropoiitan
police fcro' are engag?*d In searching fortho
' i^erpetrators of the outrages, and the railway
j officials are assisting them. The police dem that
any rocket cartridges have b?*en found nearrhs
, scenes of the explosions. No traces have as vet
1 bet n discovered of t he nature Of the explosives. ' it
j has been ascertained though that the explosions
could r nr have l<e n caused by mil gas. No due
the persons w ho caused the explosion his ln^-ii (>b?
tallied. Major MaJ' lidle, ofthelioatd of trade. Is
now a a.ui.i makingan examination of the sc<>q?
of the explosion at the Charing i ross station. 1'ho
trains are running as usual this morning.
investigation.
London, Oet. 31. 3 p. in.?No explosive matter has
yet been found at the Itiied stnvt station. \n
inspector from the home office this morninc viewed
the scene of the explosion there, and aft'-rwanls
examined the damaged train. He expn-sscd th?
opinion that cartridges made of the first order ot
explosives, such as pin cotton, were used uy the
miscreants. The piard of the tralu states that
while he was looking out of a car window, just
after the train left I'raed street station, he saw
some snariks nearly underneath the carriage, Aid
immediately afterwards heard the explosion. The
explosive used at Chart up cross station wis small
in quantity, it is uot believed to have been dynamite.
WIlAT o'DONOVAN kossa SAVS.
New York, Oct. 31.?O'Donovan k'issa state*
that the explosions w hich occurred vosterduy in
the underground railway in l.ondon were the wnft
of the Fenian brotherhood, of w hose movements he
Is apprised. The work w as done by a band ('
Fenians in 1-ondon, w ho were in const ant communication
with their comrades in New York. The
Woolwich explosion was only another sample of
what is being done. London would be In ash<ti, he
said, before ionw. unless England gave up Ireland.
j New developments mlcht be expected at anv moj
ment, for it was now the purpose of tj?e lirother,
hood to push the work rapidly forward and reduce
England io submission.
I>elmoitico (.citing Uetter.
Lovo Branch. N. j., Oct. 31.?4'haries l>eimonlc<v
the well-known restaurant-keeper, of New V>rk,
; who was brought here some weeks ago, sutTerlnK
from mental prostration, is greatly Improved.
Tile Faktiii|t iloiwe Thief.
Easton. Pa., Oct. 31.?8m ull. the horse thief, this
morning began the twenty-fourth day of hlsf i-t la
the Bel\idere, N. J., Jail. The pulse was tiftv-fouf.
He obtains very little sleep, and has lost thirty
pounds since his Incarceration. Kmull sajs lie intends
to surpass Tanner's record by ten days.
j Collision of Frcicht Trainv on Two
Hoad?i
ONE MAN KILLED AND TWO INJrRBD.
Pavto.v, onio. Oct. 31.?Frelglit train No. %3 was
In colllsstoii with an extra freight train at Fayetts
Junction, on the Toledo, Cincinnati and st. i>?uis
railroad, this morning. A nr> man was In jured and
one of the engineers is reported to have been killed.
The trains were delayed four hours.
Easton, Pa., Oct. 31.?a crtal train on the jersey
Central railroad collide*! with another train at
midnight, near I^banon. N.J. The engine of the
coal train was throw n dow n an embankment, and
forty cars were wrecked. John Sinclair, t he engineer,
was injured. The track was blocked until about
six o'clock this morning.
The Liverpool Cotton Tratfr Failures.
MOKE BKOKEKS 8CSTEND TO-DAT.
Ltterpool. 0?*t 31.?The susp?-nslon of mr-ssra,
Mellor A; Fenton, cottou brokei-s, Is announced this
morning.
There are no additional disclosures later
than the failure of Messrs. Mellor A Fenton, of troubles
among tirms in t he ?i.iton trade. The cotton
market Is laboring under the elb-cts of the fallun?,
but fair spot business Is doing, business in futures.
however. Is countx-d to small dealings in m iober
and November deliveries. No bu.-lneat> Is bcinir
transacted in distant mouths.
1 p. m.?Messrs. Ib-nrv I'earee ft Co. and Messrs,
Joseph Taylor & Co., both cotton brokerage linns,
have susi?ended payment.
the EXCITE MR WT rOVTINTES.
2 p. m.?The excitement in the cotton trade
continues. The cotton Exchange Is crowded with
| merchants, brokers, and visitors, wba are anxious
to hear the latest developments. Th tension la
business circles Is acute.
London, Oct. 31, n<?<jn.?The cotton failures m
Liverpool have depressed the stock market here.
the new yoke market not affbctkb.
New Yoke, Oct. 31.?Mr. m. li. Fielding, president
of the cotton exchange, expressed the opinion tills
morning that the New York market will not be alfected
by the Llveri)ool failures.
Canada*! New Governor General.
Ottawa, ont., Oct. 81.?The governor general
i and the marchioness of Lans<lowue and suik- attended
the iirst concert of the Philharmonic society
last night. They were heartily cheered, and after
they had bowed their acknowledgments a prettily
arranged song of welcome was executed.
Fire nt Saratoga, W. V.
Saratoga, n. Y., Oct. 81.?a Ore occurred on
Broadway here early this morning, which destroyed
L. E. Ellsworth's building and the building l**ionglng
to O'DelL, Gates ft Tate; also Ea >l wood <x Poler'8
gents'furnishing goods store; Miss Kate Cotters'
millinery store, and .loiin Wood's barber shop. Dr.
F. M. lioyce and John \\ idtford, who ilv<tl over the
stores which were burned, lost their household effects.
The tot al loss by the tire is from (10,0UU to
fi^OO, covered by insurance.
Tine \e%% Kupervikinr Arehltect.
some facts from his kecord.
The appointment of Mr. M. E. Bell, of Iowa, to
be supervising architect of the Treasury seems to
meet with general approbation. He Is a young
man, about thirty-six years of age, not very well
1 off In this world's goods, but the possessor of a
1 splendid reputation for Integrity and ability.
He was the architect of the !* ? Moines
state-house and of the penitentiary at
Chester, III He was also the assistant of Mr.
Plqunard, the architect of the state capital at
Springfield, 111., and uj?on the death of the archli
tect assumed entire charge or t he construct ton of
the building under the commissioners, lie was
very strongly recommended for the jxisition by a
great, many proinineut men. among whom were
Senators Allison, cullom and \N llson, of Iow a, the
governor of Iowa, ex-secivtary Klrkw?<?d andsena^
tor Logan. Mr. Hill will remain In charge of the
architect's oftk-e until the arrival of Mr. Hell, w ho
has been officially notified of his appointment, und
i la expected to reach Washington very soon.
A CrrriNO Case.?A colored boy, sixteen years
old, named William Shepack, was fined fat In the
Police court this morning for assaulting John
Jones, another colored boy. tshepack cut Jones
quite seriously In the side with a knife, on K. struct.
on the 30 th of last month.
Commissions were issued tevday to Christian
Kuyck, postmaster at Charles City, Va., and J. ML
Ba* b, lute hie. West Va.
Alexandria Affairs.
Reported for Tax Evkmno Star.
Death.?Mrs. ( has. Wilson died last evening al
her home, on Vueen, between Patrick and Henry
streets. She was the mother of Charles W ilson, w ho
was killed a short time ago by falling from a chimney
on 19th street, in Washington.
Pouce kkfokt.?Hose Washington, colored, Is
detained at the station house this morning. She
was arrested by Capu Webster, charged with stealing
dry goods from I). Bendhelm.
kepobtek's Notes.?The Catholic and Episcopal
churches here will hold services here to-morrow in
commemoration of All Saints' Day. An additional
room has been fitted up In the Lee building
tor a new colored school for girls. The new
schooner Culver Is being fitted up and will be
ready to sail for the ocean before the Ice comes.??'
All the usual kinds of game are now abundant la
the woods and waters near this city. Iter. Dr.
Tredway, of this place, has been in attendance
upon the local oonferenoe of the M. K. church in
Washington. A fine borne dropped dead at the
corner of Payne and Prfnoe streets this afternoon
without having previously stlown any symptom of .
disease. Thenorae belonged to Mr. Walker Roberts,
of Fairfax county. J. L. Pettlt has been
elected worthy chief tenplar by Golden Light
Lodge, which now numbers go members.
From the Loaterllle Oourtar-JaurnaL
An Tndf *"*Prt!>?^mtnSSAT lAyn that base twtl buIm
loafers. Many peraons have heretofore supposed
that loafers made base balL
One hundred sad thirteen suits have been brought
against the Pennsylvania, Hatlngton and Mew
England railroad company tor wa)M to* vvfc>

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