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_ * V- 64-N* 9,878. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1884. TWO CENTS, j THE EVENING STAR. PUBLISHED DAILY, Except Sunday, at the star buildings, Horthwest Comer Pennsylvania Ave. and 11th St., by Ihe ETeuiusr Stur Newspaper Company, GKO. W. ADAMS. ITes t Tnr FrrvT-cr; Sr <r. * we rvrd to sribsrrfhers fr? f't; by carri? r?. r'i th own account. t 10 rents per We-y. rr 41 t r?t- r- r u r.tli. Copies at the counter. 1 tilt? far} I. : i?-t: ' j rtpa.il?oOcents a month. CI. ytsr, *?*. s i in'.all,.-. i>5. lEiitwd tt I*< -1 Oiiicts at Washington. D. C., as e> l il-< l:ms uia>l matter] Th* Wkkxlt Sta;: published on Friday?11 a year. ft - rate pn ;.a. !, ~-ix month*. 30 rents. t&~ .*'1 r '1 ij.'tions no:st "oe i>aid In advance; I' pal*r sent I. . , than is (hi 1 :or. Rate* of a \ r*.i.-:ntr made k:n.wn on application. AM FS EM E NTS. "|yATIO>AL THEATER. XMAS?VEi.K. MATINKE TO-H< RROW AT 2. MATiNi 1 CHRISTMAS DAY AT 1 AND EVER EVENING DURING THE WEEK. t*"THE LAUGHING SITCCE S al The Farcical Comedy entitled THE PRIVATE SECRETARY. The Present London and New York I.aturhinx Success, Presente 1 by the full cast of THE MADISON SQUArtE THEATER COMPANY, Diruct from New York, where the t'uinedy is now runmi:sr. a-iii baa been pronounced the funniest ILYY of THE DAY. Monday. D '-ember 29?Barnett's New York Ideal Ol>e: a Company d23 J?OKDS. UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS. UN EQUALED PR( DUCTIONS. THE OA RI.ETON ENOI.I- ! i PI K.\ OeMPVNY. Received last i*ht with Unbounded Applause. TO-NIGHT and XVAS MATINEE, Anuiaii s i harmitiK' Ultra, THE MASCOT. NOTE ?Mr C-irb'ti n ha* ? ; i"d ne?t>>e- labor nor exPel *? in i nxitici .r w | ra Ti: esuk will surpass In I nli auc> ai.<l ff ct all previous efforts, the costumes bein-- exquisitely beautiful. Wednesday?THE DRUM M \ Jor\s DAUGHTER, by < ffenbach. Xmas Nig-ht?THE MERRi WAR. by Strauaa. New Years Week, HOLID\v PANTOMIME. d23 TH F. ORE \ T H A N L O N S. rrHIE C M'HiT TO-NIGHT (DEC. 2:1) 'Y THE J ? reil 1 liblir Scho- Is near Howard Universily has l*-e:. 1' > i 1- > N i l> u. r 1 \ N It* "/^LBALGH'S GRAND OPKRA HOUSE GRAND GALA WEEK. MONDAY, DEC. 22. Matinees Wednesday, Thursday (Christmas), and Saturuay. T0MPK1N & HILL'S E< STON THEATER CO. (Mr. *"urene Tompkins. Mar.ajrer). THE GiiEAT BOSTON THEATER SUCCESS, YOUTH. (Run 1,000 nwhts in L. -'don. and over 300 times by this Co: irany). Unsuirns<-e?l as a D. .ma: a":d Ccenic Triumph. M litaiy C. uipuiy. Military Band. The Embar&ation. The Bat ietield. The Intrenchmenfc. 1001 PEOPLE ON THE STAGE. 1100 Motidnv. Dec. ^_IN THE R ANK*. d22 ClHAs A COUSON'S ACADEMY "F DANCING. Corner la. Avt a"d J'Jd Street n. w. Class Sociables every Tut sday and i riday evenings, from 8 to In p. m. HEKZO .'S > EU MUSEUM. (L ME LINCOLN HALL> 9TH AND D STS. N.W., Opens for the Sea-on MONDAY NIGHT. DECEMBER 22. With JENNIE K1MB \LL'S COMIC OPERA COMPANY. In Edmund Ar.drun's Greatest Success, THE M\S( OT. Every Scene New irom the brush of Mr. JAMEs LAMB. ial. Between Arts 1 and 2 will be introduced Mr. and Mr;. Gi n. Mit . th - A!; rr: d Midirets ill! SMALI. ST K N?)W N EDl'ED PAIR. AdauMiion to family < irele 10 cents. Aumi.-sii.n to Firs l loor 2<> c>-nts. Seats may 1..- secr.r d one we> k in iwlvance without extra < uait'e. R.x orho- oiin from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Two ; erf..nuance? daily during- the s. ason. Doors o;t n at 1 and 7 p.m. Overture one hour Inter. Carriaa-es at 4 10 and 11:10. d22-6t I ME M i S ^ u M. Pfennsyivania avemr . neir 11th street V iNS'l 1-!' SHOW FOR Ml RRY C RISTM \S WFEK. EVERY AI lEP.NOn.N AND NIOHT. Ti;.-<ji it l.i n ion \rt:sts, HEW ETTS MUSETTS. And their Op. ratic Com. iy Company, in their exquisite Burlesque of fun in \ Tor snop. ? Cast of Charr?ct--i8. Mus Duets, Trios, Quartets and Sj arkii if Dial.*-ae. -et-bills. In addition th'Te will u a MAGNIFICENT OLIO, iiiirt. ?n Srar 'rtistsinit NFW en; OS1TI1 - IN THE MUSEUM. Admissi n to t>;ls irr.at show oniy 10 cents. Three frra dpall - ill - <12--5t Theater comiqciZ " fu? c.st. tyttx. COMMENCING MoM>AY, DECEMBER 22 ID\ SIE'DoNS' Mast >.ionic Bur!es iue Combination, numerically 40. beauty in Mid-air B r.utv iu the Olio, Beauty iti i urje-.iTie. Lovely Forms. Poetry of Motion, t; Gr- utc?t Co'.:vocat;on ot Beauty and Talent on this >l'.inua:,e Sphere. Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Moiiiiay. Dec. 29?"An Adarakss Eden." d22-6t 4 SIATIC RUSSIA " On the Evenics- of FRIDAY. DECEMBER 26,1884, GEORGE KENnan will deliver at THE CONGREGATIONAL church, Cor. of 10th and G strtets n.w.. The Second Lecture of His Course on ASIATIC RUSSIA. The Subjects and Dates of the remaining Lectures will be as follows: 2. Winter Life on Sibenan Steppes.?Dec. 26th. 3. The C sack Conquest.?Dec. 31st. 4. The sit>-rian Exiles.?Jan. 9th. 6. Bridie Paths of the Eastern Caucasus ? Jan. 16th. 6 Highlanders of J'ag-hestan.?Jan. 20th. All the I.. ctures. except the Third and the Last, will be iriren on Friday eveniii^a, and ail will begin promptly at 8 o'clock. Tick' ts for the remaind r of the Course.with reserved aeat<< H.oH. without res? rv. <i si ats, Sm/ie admiss'on. Willi res? r\ed seat, 75 tu.; without reberved seat. 50 ctsCourse Tickets for sale at Brentano's. dl3-lm L?JW WKBI.K-s ORCHESTRA FURNISHES MUt. r all o'-ca-ions. Urders >ft at resid-nce, 725 7th street south or by telephone at Ellis' Music Stor- and Demouei's. will receive prompt attention.fr-m* holiday peesests. 4U AND 916 SEVENTH STREET. PAINTINGS, ENGRAVINGS ETC LINGS. OLEOGRAPHS, TOILET AND WORK BOXES. JEWEL AND ODOR CASES, ALBUMS, BISQUE FIGURES, CHRISTMAS CARDS, WHISK HOLDERS, ka READY-MADE PICTURE FRAMES PICTURE FRAMES Made to Order from a Great Variety of BRONZE. GOLD AND FANCY MOULDINGS. CHRISTIAN EISELE'3 BEAUTIFUL PAINTING. -MOONLIGHT ON THE OKLAWAHA." ON EXHIBITION AND FOR SAT.* AT W. H. VEERHOFFS ART GALLERY, 4U SEVENTH STREET. a SIMILAR line of goods WITH IHI ADDITZOH O* wall PAPERS, WINDOW SHADES cornices Ac AT MY MAIN STORE, 916 SEVENTH STREET. H. B.?Framing Fine Pictures a Specialty, dl-lmlj The National Safe Deposit (Jo_ CORNER 15THSTREET AND NEW YORK A\"ENUE PERPETUAL CHARTER. ACT O F CONGRESS JAN UAP.Y 22D. 1SC7. woow FIRE AND BURGLAR PROOF VAULTS ?E??i?Ty P SNYDER. President. HUriiS. 1 reasujvr. ALBERT L. STURTEVAN l. Secretary. C. E. NYHAN. Aaat Seo"y. . DliLEC roKS: Benjamin ?. Snyder. ( harles C. Glorer, Tii"wJ1u,on K:**h' Henry A. WiLard. Albert L. Stnrtevant, John F. Bodgera, MutftPirka d30-?o SPECIAL NOTICES. 7 CHILI COLOROW IS ONE nr I'HE LEST Vr.?s Sauces. JOHN H. MAGRUDER. 14X7 New York avenue, lias received a fresh supply. dl7-lw OFFICE OF THE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO. OF D. C? T> . , , . Washington, Deo. 13. 1884. Policy holders sr* hereby notifie s to renew thcii insurance on or befor? the last iiONDAY in December. 1 "84. for the year 1885. The rate of interest on all renewals will be one (1) per cent, on the prenii 1m notes. I'.ease attend to your rene rals before the last few dov.s, and thus avoid th?* crowd dl.VlJt J. WESLEY BOTFLER, Secretary. CHRISTMAS GOODS. Jjf? . In addition to mv lanre stock of GAS FIXj I K> S. I have 3 ar.cy Porcelain Lani;>s. Fancy Brass Lamps, Biuss Andirons. Fire sets and Fenders. Also a lane- ssscrtinent of BliASS ORN ?iMtM 8, Fancy Porcelain Flowered Vasts, Baskets, etc. tt. F. BROOKS. dl3 f?l l.'th street. Corcoran Bull iin*. ryr jno. mob an, 212c penna. avenue^ fc Has all of Bibb's Latrobes and Repairs fi.r samealso Sexton's and \\o.;d's Parlor Su . Latrobcs, to heat twn stores, bs low as $jj. Having a lanra force, order* w.li be attended to promptly. Telephone. oc7-3in T-'&r' THE ATTENTION OF VISITORS ANDTIEST U-'jw itlents is paiticuiarly cal.'od to PH OS VITA the v w and popular Brain and Nerve Tonic and Safef t;ar<! against Malaria. For sale are?U-d by the (r'.ass >r )b botties by W. C MILBLUN, hol? Inventor and Mannlui turer. 14:3} Pennsylvania avenue. aidl , "yyE ARE NOW SHOWING AN EXTENSIVE LINE oi Brass and Bronzed Articles of Household Utility ani Decoration, sui able for Holiday Presents, including I ma y thins* not shown elsewhere. All goods are marked in Plain Figures and Very Low Price. We name, in part: Brass round and square table*. Brass clocks in variety. Brass lamps in variety. i Brass easels, law and small. Lrass fire sets. Brass fenders. Brass crates*. Buss trivets. Brans teakettle*. Brass mirror frames. Br?ss an 'irons. E. ass hat and coat racks. Brass coal hods. Brass card receivers. Brass ash rec 'ivers. Brass paper weights. Brass spittoons. Brass sconces. Brass brackets. Brass candlesticks. Brass-bound bellows. i Brass umbrella stands. Bronzed armor, beirnr reproductions of ancient shields, placques. sj^jar heads, etc. Wrought-iron clock cues. Wrouirht-iron lamp ca.s?i. Wrought-iron andirons. Wrouirht-iron fenders. >\ rouKht-iron fire sets. LOW'S ART TILF.S AND TLASTIC SKETCHES IN PLUSH FRAMES. Gas portables. Decorated shades, erlobes. etc. Kitchen hardware and utensils. Com prising a complete and varied stock of goods from Which to selrct a present for a lady ortgentleuian or for use in the household. Also, wood mantels, open fire places, grates, furnaces ranges and plumbing goods. HAYWARD & HUTCHINSON, n23-lm-lu 424 ath street northwest. O P S N I N O. Mrs. C DONOVAN. Of 315 Fifth Avenue. Ne\v York, will be in parlors of the Arlington Hotel on MONDAY, December 2i)th, with an elegant display of BALL AND DINNER DRESSES, WRAPS AND MILLINERY, . _ and will remain several days. d20-5t,lp Holiday I*resents. ? HANDSOME GIFT BOOKS, LOWER THAN AT DRY GOODS STOKES. THE WORKS OF FAVORITE AUTHORS ELEGANTLY BOUND. Latest desitms in Photo, AutoaTaph and Floral Albums. Dressing Cases, Writing Desks, Ink Stands and Table Ornaments. The finest and most complete assortment of CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CARDS AT LOWEST PRICES. J. D. FREE/Jr., BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER, dl0-13t,lp 1343 F STREET. NOAH WALKER k CO.. Ql*ERY. 625 Pennsylvaniaave. What shall I give him for a Christmas present? ? ANSWER.?What is more appropriate than _ A Suit of Clothing. NOAH WALKER it CO? An Overcoat, _ A Dressin t Gown, 625 Pennsylvania ava A pair Kid Gloves or a, Handsome Scarf? A large stock now on hand ? to select from. v-rt.r. tt-.t ttt-t, i_ Gentlemen's Prince Alberts NOAH WALKER h CO, and Four-button Cutaway . Coats, Vests and Sack Suits. 625 Pennsylvania ave. A large line of Boys',Youths' and Men's Suits, from '? $5 to $;#). Boys' and Young Men's Overcoat 8. NOAH WALKER & CO., Suits for the little ones for _ . 4 to 10 years of age. 625 Pennsylvania ave. Children's Overcoats and Ulsterettes. Gentlemen's Dress Over coats. First-class Clothinc at the ??._ _ lowest prices for cash. NOAH WALKER & CO., Now is the' time for Holl... r, , , day Clothing and ?arg*i1ns. _62> Pennsylvania ave. d22 W ilson's Famous ?3.50 8SSo H H 00 EES KSSo 2 H HOOK Is SSj,; H H H O O ER bSSB sShuoOR R ? Bssa H H 00 E?K ?SSS Z The demand in Baltimore has been "greater than the supply and are still booming, and now we propose to give the Washingtonians a chance to buy these Famous Shoes for Ladies and Gentlemen. For Ladies we also make to measure a fine TTan^ Stitched Shoe at 95.00. For Gentlemen we make to measure our celebrated Waukenpbast at $5.00. F. H. WILSON, Custom Shoemaker, 409 7th rtreet northwest, Washington. n28-lp Also 232 W. Baltimore street, Baltimore. Mil Ladies, Attention! latest Parisian modes in hair goods. , M'LLE M. J. PRANDI, f. Mas. U. J. Huht's, 1309 F nun GRAY SHADES! RHEA WAVES! SHINGLED BANGS! These styles never need be in the hairdressers' always in order by plain combing, bau- Dressed and Barnes Shngled. ap2-9m* > Hayward & Hutchinson, <34 Nnrra Srant, Agents for B08T0N HARD WAX. The best Floor Polish. Dealer* in BRASS FIRE GOODS, ARTI8TIO TILES, no#- ORATES, RANGES, FURNACES.,ka SPECIAL N OTICES. rw christmas ffstivai op m ?otttc TO-MORROW, ^^mis'hervvaw^jf : day school christc'hrte ??* "* invited. christn^g^r jy o STREET MARKET Will be ?p?n wednesday, the twenty-fourth jromsa.m. until 11 p.,u. 11 d23--.lt*' REDUCED RATE8~ON~ comm?nciiiir d^emh^m di^x? railway. "x*2* ~ ? t-4 -'i"b t NaTIONAI. metropolian ha k frl , A8HINGTON, I). C l-*t*Cf*ililx*r ')'i idoj tsstu^sr^&i January. 188"> p< Ji? w4ii lmu \ the 1.3th of ? Cashier. .r^^TER market christmas rEirr"**is^tsri day, the market'will" le cfosed.011 1 hursday'1 special? t 7. *l ali pkrs vs indebted to tocall a?d settl"recounts. 1uh are ^ rjr^? special notici . " " wiwdntsmvstw!i 1 ma^ket will be open 11 o'clock p . m.' "u -'* from 5 o'clock a m. until ii-^" th!:, northern lib' rty Viai-ki-t from cmiberjjtfa^p, ilC)\vard,s"reta?>. d2*-2t office ol the u s. ei-ectric i kill r" in* Co No.;? ;?PeniiRTlvHnU ,v northlm Suisse #F' 'Ss&rass wtm n?,rumv^-tv ! resident, /ion ot ?, AM Dl(_iv" ON, -> eivtarv -^50:3t . SEYMOUR W. TULLOCK i*?? j^s--RIGG3 MARKET d20 if open christmas eve - - _ FROM 12 M. WASHINGTON MARKET COMPANY] dividend No. 16. januarys. d'.'o-eotjafi saxl'l \\. cul.riden. ?^cls&?2ei?jit'l.1 Nv A large variety of c^'nihs^enth atvery low prices. MLNCAtoTLlt & howard, pharmacist! Corner 7th and i streets northwest &;r *-< ? ? <5-IMPORT A NT" '? v ?gt iitlpnieu winhinff Visitinjr Cnrcls fr?r 2Sf JE bjuie. taia-ttj pare r. utrraver, 9x3 Penn. are. rre\m, nuefchatel and brie M^jra^vto^2?rk by jd?x^w": rj^*IJK- u- Thompson murrTy " dentist 1310 F STREET NORTHWEST OIF1CF. AND RESIDENCE d16-lm* ptvw buy the vkr\ best sweet WASHINGTON MARKET COMPANY^ , th?e?a?rnu?1 meeting of the stockholder* of the Wash inkton Market company will be h^M ;tt the offic < f t/a S^ggSSSSKSS w^trinoton, d,^1: l?*ss? r_e^" john h. si ag ride;;, 1417 viw VfrtTir FRENCH CATERER CHARLES F. RITTT, Bticcessor to j. p. Crutchet. 1804 h Ptrt -t northwest. pl^ S#?P Beef ard Chirks n n Ji* Bty,e' an^ ^audwiclieo. i^iK- Ji woth, CoDfommes and Sour>s Meat ^?s;?r?a?airia dC-2m ?T|p"* GEO. W. CORBETT. ~ " '""Agisy samuel s. shedd, fine gas fixtures. coloreixand decorated globes and feiiADE^. duplex, moehring and student lamps, iW NINTH STREET NORTHWEST. dl2 oeffi au ordcr8 promptly atieudod to. ?pgt^removal.j ? str^t ?ffict:a ?f ^ plir0e ^ell removed to 625 f 1 d!3-3m LUMBER. LUMBER. owln^ to advertisements oi others we desire to cal attention to a few facta. . that we bhal1 not. at this late day. endeavor for a p^h^t t b>' hubfltltutin*a Selected St< ck hi tt f' chm have at all times, by our horoujrh knowledge of the business, been able to cast ownemhei^r ?the,'B ^ f?rtUDftte 10 become inersshiLllI.*'ikthe,futnre- m ln the p??t. our cuitomere shall have the whole of this advantage, and be sui'pl"il with merchantable and well-seasoned lumher. which we always have on hand ln large and small quantities. . 1,|".rd^thatjoar connections with a number of mills, both in "Virginia, North Carolina. Georgia and Florida, nables us to cut especially to order, with dispatch, bills fiKures ^ market> " the lowest possible : that should yon want any kind of hardwoods. soft pines or timbers not in this marv ,t.1 w? , !ve to find 8*nie 111111 deliver at once, .r '^'v v1" addltion to our stock of Hardwoods and i ines, wluch comprises the choicest in the market. florrn*1 ^?yet..500-000 feet of georgia and florida'pine, which is dady being worked into Flooring, Partitions, W ainacotinK. Ceiling- and Trimxninjcs. .thati encou??b^d by the enormous ^owth of our business and prospects of a continuance we hope to be able in the new year to offer you a complete stock of sash. doors. blinds, etc., which, in th? nyr W?/k^1fneUlp,,,h,m 1)6 BecoBd to noD? ^ the District of Columbia. In the meantime, by our connections with three mills here, and men perfectly versed in all details of house-finishinjra, we ?;an fill your orders with accuracy and promptness, and we shall rely upon your favors,ei.couraged at all time* by our shaded the citi* quj?k deuverlea to make this the yard of tor ^notations and estimates for builders freely anpwered at once. vm. Mclean k son. OTH AND B STREETS; AL80, 14TH. BETWEEN B and c streets northwest. nh LEWIS JOHNSON & CO.. BANKERS. Exchange on the principal cities in Europe for sale in Hn v ?nHUl.in credits issued ^ * ln ties. ()nk? h.% w1"4 other iiivestitent securi&hwew^oa.<?5?execut0d 111 b^tfeore, Phiia_General collection business. dl, french bakery! auguste detterer. Successor to f. Desfosse, ^ fitreet northwest. sasas ssss .ij?Rrd & ,s^ York sh'ilu1 hm studi.Vl the Amencan bread of New tomti b? nliii?v?0? appreciated for sandwiches and llie?he 8upply tlle numerous fami^mpt^?tendg^0f'u'1^t00"to g^^ unk ?r nandsom^houday d5 No. 426 7th stre^south west ,?2?n t. mitchell's real estate (thoib??isi/!? i **'5?"|'?r of 11th and Pa, avenue s? ". auction rooms). Dealer in Real Stocks, Bonda, Insurance and General Airent for the tramactlou of >11 a*ftjdc Prompt attention given to any business entrusted to n*-sm AT THE CAPITOL TO-DAY. A QUORUM IN THE SENATE. THE NAVAL BILL PASSED. THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD OVERHAULED, SENATOR VEST THINKS IT A CARICATURE OP THE PROCEEDINGS. Tlio Senate. a quorum present to-day. At the prayer In the senate to-day only ten Senators, besides Mr. Edmunds In the chair, were present, viz: Messrs. Sheffield, Morrill, Harrison, Conner, Cameron (Wis.), Vest, Miller <N. Y.), Harris, Gurland and Olbson. Without waiting lor any additional arrivals Mr. Edmunds ordered the journal to be read. During the reading or the Journal Mr. Piatt entered the chamber rollowed by Messrs. Allison, Cockrell, Ilale aud Logan from the room of the appropriations committee. Senator Hampton put In an appearance soon after the Journal had been approved, as did also Messrs. Pendleton. Morgan, Miller (Cal.), Manderson, Call, Frve, Cullom, Haw ley, Wilson, Sherman, Dolph. Coke. Jonas, Walker, Plumb, Blair, George,Bayard. Van Wyck, Fair, Slater and Camden, tnlrty-nlne in all. Just a quorum. chair laid before the Senate a memorial of tne American Association for the Advancement of Science urging th extension of the coast and geodetic survey to all the stales. Mr. Jonas presented a memorial of the Joint Commercial Association, of New Orleans, protecting again-t the ratification of the Spanish treaty. tub congressional record a caricature of the proceedings. Mr. Vest submitted a resolution to the elTect that the Congressional Record shall be a correct trani script or the proceedings ot Congress, and that no speeches not actually delivered shall be printed, i and that such as art primed shall he printed as dei liver'd, except that verbal errors may be corrected. Mr. Vest, in the course of remarks in support ot his resolution, -t^aid t:ie Ht-i ord wrw no longer a correct representation of congressional proceedings. It was due not only to those who represented ihe people themselves, but as well to tne truth of history that what purported to be a truthful record or w hat was said and done In Congress should be what it purported to be. Instead of being the caricature that it was to-day. The effect of the untruthful representations now made could not but have a most injurious effect, especially on the young men of the country, when they learnpd that lnste ,d|<if a speech being delivered, as represented, to a lull House, and In the presence of crowded galleries, and with loud applause and immense boquets to reward the orator, that orator did not deliver the speech at all, but at the time or the supposed delivery was taking a leisurely luncheon in a congressional restaurant,; or placidly smoking in a cloak room. He denominated such a practice as a most flagrant abuse. He said that at the last session a member spoke a few words and tiien inserted all the extracts relating to she tariff from Mr. Blaine's book, and that speech was used as a campaign document and sent out franked at the public expense. He referred to a case of a past Congress, in which two different members printed the same Speech, word for word. '1'he deb ite ran for awhile, and the resolution was referred to the printing committee. the naval appropriation bill passed. Mr. Hale, in accordance with the notice he gave yesterday, to-day called up the naval approprlaI tlon bill he submitted and It was passed. [The Senate conferees on the naval bill take the position ; that the House cannot conslsteutly refuse this bill | a.s it originated in that body.] Mr. Morgan, from the committee on public lands, reported favorably the bill to forfeit the lands | granted to the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and \ lcksburg raiircad company, it was placed on the calendar. the holiday recess resolution amended. The senate In secret session to-day amended the nouse resolution providing for a holiday recess, substituting the 24th for the 20th as the date when the recess is to begin. It is expected that th^ House will to-morrow agree to it. This will adjourn both houses until January 5th. luiportaut Nomination* by the Pre?U dent To-day. The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to-day: Wm. B. Thompson, of Michigan, to be Second Assistant Postmaster General. Hiram Lennox, of x^w Jersev, to be collector of customs for the district of Burlington X J Jrederlck Nash Ogden, of Louisiana, to be an assistant surgeon in tne navy. PCommodore Wlnfield Scott Schley, to be chief of tnobureau of equipment and recruiting in the Decent of the Navy, with the rank of eommoPllkenton, of Kansas, to bo receiver of public moneys at W aukeeney, Kan. John Cleghorn, Jr.. of coio'rado, to be register of the laud oRice at Dei Norte, CoL fcirnt Lieut. Thomas Garvey, 1st cavalrv, to be captain; 2d Lieut. Wm. C. Brown, 1st cavalry to be 1st lieutenant; Capt. Thomas McGregor.'lst J?.}*; ,maJ'?r cavalry; Medical inspector IKie\an Blood^ood, to be medical director; SurMvjf 'L113' to 1,0 medical Inspector; ? rancls W. F. \\ leber. of Wleber, New York, to be assistant surgeon; Pay Inspector H. M. Dermlston. to be pay director: Paymaster Albert S.Iieunv to be pay inspector; Passed Assistant Paymaster Stephen Rand, Jr., to be paymaster. Passed Assistant Engineer Albert J. Kenvon. to cJi?r ,e1ntrlntM:r, and Assistant, Engineers George ' I?" Strickland. George W. Snyder and Wythe M. 1 arks, to be passed assistant engineers in J ?. na/l>* Lieutenants Wm. IL H. Southerland and Luclen \ oung, to correct errorsof date, etc. Confirmation* by the Senate. The Senate in executive session to-day confirmed the nomination of W. B. Thompson, to be Second Assistant Postmaster General; also that of Wm. A. Stone, to be United States attorney for the western district of Pennsylvania. Senator Garland's Visit to Albany* what he says op it?the attorney generalship. Senator Garland was promptly in his seat to-day, and upon the assumption that his recent visit to Albany meant his appointment as Attorney General he received numerous congratulations from his brot her Senators. To a Star reporter the Senator said he had been to Albanv, but he added there was nothing connected with his visit that would properly make an Interview. He saw Gov. Cleveland, as other democrats have, and talked with him. He had never met the President-elect before, and he was moat favorably Impressed with him. The all-prevailing belief among democrats 1s that if Senator Garland has not been offered the Attorney Generalship it- will be tendered lilm. Capttol Topics. defending the indian land leases. Mr. Dyer, Indian agent for the Arrapahoes and Clieyennes, of the Indian Territory, was before the Senate committee on Indian affairs yesterday and made a statement in regard to the leases of Indian lands for grazing purposes, a subject now under Investigation by that committee. Mr. Dyer upheld the Secretary of the Interior and the Indian commissioner in their policy of approving these leases. He said though the price paid was only two cents aa>acre it was more than the Indians could get in any other way, and that they have more laud than they need lert outside of the leases. He maintained that the leases were made in a proper and legitimate manner. The Investigation will not begin, formally, until the 6th of January next, but as Mr. Dyer was In the city and could not remain until that date the committee took advantage of his presence to get his statement. The inquiry will be conducted with open doors. congressman covington declines to b5 a judge. Hon. Geo. W. Covington, who Is now serving his second term In Congress as the representative from the first Maryland congressional district, has declined the appointment of associate judge of the first Maryland circuit, tendered him by Governor McLane, as the successor of state Senator-elect Alison. Mr. Covington said that he considered It his duty to remain in Congress until the end of his term, on March 4tn. in order to accept the Judgeship it would be necessary to resign his seat, which would not be just to his constituents. THE PROPOSED ALCOHOLIC LiqUOB COMMISSION. The bill passed by the Senate yesterday for the fourth time, as mentioned, in The Stab, for a commission on the subject of the alcoholic liquor traffic provides for the appointment of a commission of seven persons, not more than four of whom shall belong to the same political party, nor be advocates of prohibition. They are to serve without salary, but are to have their expenses paid. The work is not to occupy more than two years, and Is to consist of an investigation ot the relations of the liquor traffic to revenue and taxation. Its general economic, criminal, moral and scientific aspects In connection with pauperism, crime, social vice, the public health and general welfare of the people. They are also to inquire as to the practical results of license and prohibitory legislation In the several states. Ten thousand dollars Is appropriated to cover the expenses of the commission. notes. Senator Vest stated yesterday, before voting on the liquor commission bill, that he did not propose to be placed by his vote In any attitude of hostility V? tempenuice, i,ut he regarded the subject matter of the bill as belonging exclusively to the states. Hence he would vote against it Telegrams to The Star. THE COLORADO SEXATORSHIP GREAT STORMS IN THE FAR WEST. A CHARGE OF ILLEGAL VOTING. COMING SESSION OF TIIE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE. THE WRECK ON THE B. & 0. R. R. WINTER IN EARNEST. Great Snow* in the Far West. blockaded kailkoaps?business suspended?communication cut off. Denver, Col., December 2D.?It was not until the first week in February of last year that the mountain railways felt the effects ol winter and blockakes ensued, both on the San Juan branch and the Utah line of the Denver and Rio Grande. Both ot These lines are now impassable, thesan luan line In the vicinity of Toltec Gorge, and the Utah at Marshall Pass, where five engines have been battling with the heavy drifts for fort v hours, wit hout making any headway. In the vlcln tyof Durango mild went her Is reported, and the snow there Is rapidly melting, but their onlv r.iil outlet is over the Conejos range, at. an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet, and with an arctic temperature. There are rumors current that the company will abandon that part of the line tills winter, as their efforts last season to Keep It open cost them many hundreds of thousands. '1 his will leave the people of the southwest with the trail across the country to Gallup station on the Atlantic and Pacific road as their only means of communication. Leadville report.-, to-nitrhr that the snow is about three feet deep on a level, nut it Is drilling badly under a fierce gale, ore haunng Is suspended, and even foot locomotion Is excessively difficult. Drifts of ten feet deep arc piled up on the streets, and commerce is practically su-1pended. The fcouth Park road has sent no train out irom Leadville to-day, and it Is stated that Its i high line has been abandoned for the season. Its ; passengers for Leadville will take the l<io Grande at Buena Vista. The branches or the Denver and I Rio Grande from Leadville, known as the Eagle Pass and Blue River lines, an* burled under Impenetrable drifts, and no effort is i making,while the snow is still drifting, to gettiiem open. All the energies of the company are concentrated on their Leadville line and the route to Utah with but little hope or accomplishing such as long as the fierce winds in those latitudes ke^p the snow in motion. At Leadville manyweikly constructed cabins have yielded to the weight of snow, and have been crushed in on their unfortunate occupants. Up Clear creek canon It has snowed steadily for three days, and is still railing. La->t night a strong wind was blowing there and piling the snow in immense drifts. A number of residents In Middle Park are at Georgetown trying to reach home, but the mountain passes are Impenetrable, and It would be certain death to attempt to get through. Severe Storm and Eoss of Eife in tieorffia. Macon, Ga., December 23. -A severe wlna storm occurred her<' last night, doing much duma^e to propert y near this city. In Jones county the storm was very severe and a number of lives are reported >ost. A Klizzard in Kan*a?-Srvere Cold. Atchison, Kans., December 23.?The second blizzard within seven days struck this portion of the country last night, freezing everything above and below ground. At 8 o'clock yesterday morning the thermometer registered ten degrees below zero, and last night keen wind was blowing fifteen miles an hour from the north, direct. Reports from the western part of the state and Northern Nebraska indicate very severe cold, notably at Columbus, Neb., where it registered 22 degrees below zero. Below Zero. Chicago, December 23.?The weather continues very cold, but th? signal service reports show that ! it has moderated somewhat throughout the northwest. The temperature here at ?> o clock a. m. was 4 degrees below zero, at St. Paul 12 below, at Fargo 25 below, and at Omaha 7 below. At Dubuque It was b below, and a snow storm was prevailing. i Cold Weather and Heavy Snows in the Northwest. Chicago, III., December 23.?A generai snow storm raged throughout the northwest Sunday night and yesterday. Trains are reported to have been delayed on many railroads. The mercury ranged generally from zero to 40 degrees below. Advices rrom various points In Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas all report extremely cold weather, and in many cases heavy snow. At Sheboygan, Mich., the snow is 2 feet deep, and the county roads Impassable. From Dubuque the news comes that the heavy snow and winds have partially blockaded the northern branch of the Illinois Central railway. AtitiOIornion Agitation in Chicago. Chicago, December 23.?A meetinor to give expression to the public sentiment in this city on the subject of Mormonism will be held here to-nlzht. The more soeellic object of the meetln? is to urge ur*>n the Senators and Representatives from Illinois the need of legislation in the line of the President's recommendations in his recent m ssasre. Judtre Doollttle, formerly lT. S. Senator from Wisconsin, will preside and introduce the subject. The other speakers will be Dr. McNiece, of Salt Lake City; Judge Loomls, Dr. Noble and Dr. Hatfield, of this city. Crime in Philadelphia. charges of adcltekt and conspiracy to rob? COrSTEKFElTKKS ri.EAI* Ut'ILTV. Chicago, December 23.?Early yesterday morning a complaint under oath made out In the cltv of Philadelphia by FeralDando Giordano, was filed wltn Justice Prindlvllle. The complaint alleges that Lorenzo Giordano, a brother; Michael Dlgiovanna, and Francesca Giordano, wife of complainant, entered into a conspiracy to rob him. He was married November 2lst, 1884, and had only lived with his wife a few days when Diglovannl appeared upon the scene, and In the course of the next week Ferdlnando's t runk was opened by means of keys which his wife took from him, and *175 in money, |150 worth of jewelry and clothing Btolen. The three conspirators then left for Chicago, and complainant further set out that Diglovannl and Francesca were living together as man and wife. Upon the strength of this document the Justice Issued a warrant charging Diglovannl and Francesca Giordano with adultery, and they were locked up at the armory last evening. Fred. Dlt'man, A. Schmidt and William Loudon, alias Dunkel, Schuitz and Lan? pleaded guilty to counterfeiting fio silver certificates and trying to pass the same. Captain Hail testified to their capture, the capture of the plates at Saylcsvllle, Wis., and their different stories and the facts in the case. The men followed, admitting the truth of ills assertion. Schmidt and Loudon shielded their companion as much as they could. Both were educaied In Berlin. Incendiary Fire in Massachusetts* Pittsfield, Mas?., December 23.?S. M. Cooley's carriage manufactory was fired by an incendiary at 1 o'clock this morning. A large number of valuable carriages were stored there for Lenox summer residents, and fifty or more of 'the vehicles and the stock of the establishment were badly damaged by fire, water and smoke. The insurance on the building and stock Is $10,000. The Great Grain .Hart. Chicago, December 23.?The visible suoply of grain on December 20, as compiled by the secretary of the Chicago board of trade, was as follows: Wheat, 48,117,000 bushels: corn, 3,?69,000; oats, 2,481,000; rye, 468.000, and barley 1.9S8,000l The grain in store at Chicago December 20 was as follows: Wheat. 12,790,000 bushels; corn. i,144,u00*,oats, 486,000; rye, 870,000, and barley 101,000. Restoration of Railroad Rates. Chicago, December 23.?The general passenger agents of lines running south from Chicago met yesterday for the purpose of considering the demoralize! condition of rates to points south ot the Ohio river, and decided to restore rates to this territory beginning December 25th. Injunction Against a Railroad. Toledo, o., December 23.?a case of considerable Interest In railroad circles has been begun In the federal courts here by Receiver W. J. Craig, of the Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis railroad, against the Michigan central railroad. It has been the custom of the Michigan Central railroad to receive through freight from the Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis .road and transport the same over Its lines to Buffalo, and thence over other railroad lines. The Michigan Central company Is a member of the east-bouna pool, and the Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis road Is not It was claimed that the Narrow - Gauge was cutting rates on through freight for St. Louis, and last Wednesday the Michigan central notified Receiver craig that until they weie satisfied that such was not the case, they should refuse to accept through freight from him. The suit is brought on the ground that the Michigan Central Is discriminating against the Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis in favor of other railroad companies, thereby unjustly preventing the latter from competing with such other companies. The prayer Is that the defendant company be enjoined from refusing to receive to transport over Its lines, etc., property offered by the complaining company upon the same terms and rates that It receives, transports and causes to be transported property offered to It by all other railroad companies. The court has Issued a temporary Injunction, and has ordered the defendant to show cause December 30 why it should not be made permanent. Gen. Sheridan Elected President* Chicago, December 23.?The Washington park racing club at its annual meeting last night re-; elected Lieut. Gen. P. H. Sheridan president and J. ?. Brewster secretary. I Tbe Illinois reKUIaiurr. what will probably be 1k>nk at the coming SESSION. Springfield, III., December 23.?It Is expected that the coming se-slon of the Illinois legislature will be brief. Beyond electing h u. s. senator, there Is little tor it to do. Among th?? measures that will be present?-d is the establishment or a state grain Inspection at East su Louis. An attempt will lie made to Introduce the Idgh license question, but the opposition against repealing the Harper law will be too strong-, :>> many democrats now favor the law. 1 he great interest will center on railroad legislation, ah attempt will he made by the oemrvrats to abolish the railroad and warehouse commission, and 11 Ls not certain that it \ will be a mere party measure. >1 ?nj shippers. especially the wholesale ones, favor that course, but | the railroad-, are satisfied with the present system, and secretly if not openly opjiose a change. A promltr-ni W ib .sh man "near this place said recently that in the aggregate a better rate ls obtained under tin- commissioners' r.elvdule of rates than could possibly be maintained without lu Probably railroad pools wlil be considered. From Wall Mrcet To-day. New York, December 23. ? The st.ek market openea lower and orlces declined V to K: P?r cent, but liter a stronger tone prevailed an i'there was an advance ol to per cent Lackawanna leading. .Madnmc Arliiii-S Seized (.ond*. HEK CURIOUS PERSONAL HISTORY. Chicago, December St.?The Imported goods of Madame Aril in- that were seized Saturday by ? ustom-house oiUclals are in >p-?i ii Agent swifts onice In the governmnt building, where they will remain until an appraisement is made by the collector. The owner was in consultation w.th Special Agent Swift and Swords yesterday for sometime. Sbestill boMstbat Madame Wilson'sj goods that are at the l'aliU'-r house are all clear and beyond the danger of being seized. An Inventory is iw-ingtak- nai.d wliilse sent to t he Secret arv at Washington, signed by Collector Mpauldlng aud special Aiieni switu Thedlsoosltionof the case r --'s with the secretary. coL swords stated yesterday tin' Invoices would amount to four or Ave tU< ustnd I dollars. Madam*' Arllne was formerly the wit" of j F. A. McLoughlln, of I'hllacteiphli. t Journalist by profession and owner if th" 'Jiw.es. Mr. McLous'lilin til--d three and a h <if years iigo atier an illness of one hour, lie mud" no will and a contest for the property was immediately ifgun, by the relatives, which, at that time. ere i:??d a s? is itionlu the social circles of the junker cltv. and in which legal contest >Lid <me Ariiue was "def ated | and obtained none ot the property. Tue mad nine ! I with reluctance aud feeling reia'?-1 her historv to a reporter and expressed great regret at the fact of ; l's publication, she said that she hud beard reports during the day to the eriect that some mention ot her past lite would b- made, and she re- i la ted these facts in order that ; correct statement j might be had. one statement that she was divorced irom her hu- ?and she emphatically ? enl-s. The report ls now that some prominent merchants in this city are interested In the case, and tiia1 she was employed by them to bring tie- goods Id o this | country for sal". Madam? Wilson wss bushy engage.! last evening in packing her goods, which she will snip back to N-w York immediately. She will return to New York to-day. and It Is quite probable that her stock will be investigated oy the custom house authorities on arriving there. A llark Wrecked. Moricitks. 1.. I.. December-3.?Tue bark Charles Hickman, or si. John. N. ii., Capt. Thoiups ?n. frtttu Liverpool for New York, with a miscellaneous cargo, went ashore on the bench opposite Center Moriches at 8 o'clock last night out ing a dense fog. A heavy s?a ls running and the b irk is a total wreck. The life saving crew rescued the captain and all th" crew except one man, who was washed overboard and drowned. Itiiiinm Failure in Alabama. Ski.ma, Ala.. December 23.?E. A. Scott & Co., leading clothiers, made an assignment yesterday. Their liabilities are about $25,000 and tie-lr assets about $15,000. The failure was due to large purchases a year ago with two bad seasons following. Wrecked Train on the U. and O. Railroad. congressman shiyely and many others injured. Chicago, December 23.?a bad accident occurred on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad yesterday morning about one hundred miles east ol Chicago. By some lucky chance no serious Injury was suffered by any of the passengers, but all received a shaking up that none will soon forget. At ?:4j a. m., when the fast train of the Baltimore and Ohio road which ls due at Chicago at 9:20 a. m. had Just passed Bremen. Ind., It struck a spread trog. The train was making up time and was running at the rate of forty miles an hour. The engine, baggage-car, snoker, and one coach passed in safety, but the dining-car. which came next. Jumped the track, and the two sleeping-cars In the rear went crashing on top of It. In the sleepers were sixteen passengers, but no oil--was in the dlnlng-car except the cooks and waiters. The latter car was turned completely over, and, catching lire, soon burned up. The sleepers were slinpiy thrown on their sides and did n< t take tire. They were both badlv shattered, however, or the people injured those most seriously hurt were the cooks, who were not only bruised, but also burned, and besides that scalded with water from the car-boiiers. The negro Walters were also badly burned The others Injured were the passengers In the sleeping-cars, and their hurts were in no case dangerous, although some of them were painful. The list of mluredis: Edward McCabe, cook, bau;.v burned and scaldedmay tile; Joe Pratz, cook, burned, arm broken, aud scalded?will recover; Edward Gray, negro waiter, burned and scalp wound; Kobert McNaughton, negro waller, burned and badly shaken u.Congressman B. T. Sliively. South B-nd. Ind.. bruised about the thighs: lion, illram T. smith, l>. s Moines, Iowa, legs and feet cut and lacerated; hon. O. s. GlGord, Canton, l?ak.. Injured about shoulder; Frederick A. Wheeler, Baltimore, cut about the lace; Mrs. Frederick Wheeler. B Utlmore, cut about the head; II. s. llaller, Chicago, badly bruised; J.W. Mills and wife, Chicago, both badly shaken up and slightly bruised; 11. W. Nelson. Bockford, 111., scalp wound: J. c. Mamlre, Pierre, l?*k., sc dp wound: Daley, steward of dining-car. scalp wound. Cont'd ring the speed at which the train was going when It Jumped the I rack the only wonder ls ti*u there were not a number killed outright. Hiy Hotly found in (he llond. Petersburg. Va., December C"..?The body of Simon Seward was found yesterday on a roads! le In Sussex county, 20 miles from here, it was stiffly frozen. A cut on the head and other indications of violence show that death was caused either by accident or foul play. The matter has been reported to the county authorities, and an Investigation ls to be made. At the tune ot his death Seward was coming to tow n with produ??e. Reduced Cable Hate*. New York, December 23.?Officials of the Commercial Cable company state t hat they w ill open Tor business to-night to Great Britain. Ireland and France at the rale of 40 cents per word. A Will Contest VI iiicli May La?t for Year*. Eatt Claire, Wis., Decern ot 23.?The examination here before commissioner Estabrook, ot Jthaca, in the McGraw-Fiske contest, ls finished. After examination of seven prominent lumbermen of this city, testimony has been elicited tending to show that the value of the property in this citv cr w. J. Young <? Co., of Clinton. Iowa, might bet estimated at fi,030,000. A large interest in this drm formed a part of the McGraw estate. The commissioner states that the taking t>f evidence oa the side of the contestants of the will will be completed in i about a month. Then will begin the taKlng of evidence for t he university, which may prolong the contest for years. General Foreign \ews by Cable. french demands upon the african international association. Berlin, December 2.}.?Tne majority of the German papers express the hope that France will moderate the demands which It makes ujton tne African international association. If these demands should be acceded to the association, instead of being a free state, w ould belong to France. english censure of germany. London, December 2a.?The Times says: "The annexat.on of a portion of New Guinea and other Islands in that neighborhood, by Germany, will expose the government to popular execration in Australia and to severe censure In England. The refusal of the Earl of Derby, secretary of state for the colonial department, to recognize Australia's annexation of the same territory, has opened the door to Germany. The colonists wanted to annex the whole of New Guluea, for, in the event of war, this Island would form & base of operations against Australia." The International sanitary conference will meet at Kome In February or March. fenian ole art will return to ireland and i.ectuke. Paris, December 20.?The period of the Fenian O'Leary's exile has expired. He will return to Ireland and enter the lecture fleld. He will take co active part In politics, and will not contest a aeat in parliament. elected. Berlin, December 23.?Dr. Forckenbeck, the wellknown liberal, has been elected to the relchstag for Sagon. to publish his memoirs. Paris, December 2.1.?M. Louis Andrleux, member of the chamber of deputies, who used to be prelect of police, ls about to publish his memoirs. sardoc's new plat. Paris, December 23.?Sardou's new play, "Theodora," which has been in preparation for some weeks, will be Riven for the nrst time Friday nlgnt, with Sarah Bernhardt in the leading role, it ls reports that Mr. Henry E. Abbey has been granted the refusal ot the Kngilsh and American rlghia The Hockinr Valley Strike. Columbus, Ohio, December 88.?Since the arrest ot the three men by United States at Nelaonvllle on Saturday morning, on the charge of Intimidating men desirous of working, there has been no disturbance In the Hocking valley. One hundred new miners went to work in the Happy Hollow none this morning, many being experienced workmen trodi West Virginia. A dispatch mm Rend vide, on the Ohio Central railroad, states th-t one of the Rends mines has closed down beexu-e of the refusal of some of the men to further contribute to the support ot the Hocking valley strikers. S I 1 / the e*l?rM* Vnauriktp. " what senator bill bats cf his cammpact m MUKIMR. Chicago, Deeetnbr St?I'nlted state* Senator N. P. HI1L of Colorado, who was at 'be Grand PscWc yesterday morning, on his war home, said in relation to his candidacy for re-election, that, while he had no particular desire to go back to the Sonatc, his sliver interests demanding his attention, he wan, nevertheless, In the hands of his frtenda, and would take the office tf he could secure it bv honorable means. He commented u|*>n the fatiure of the Hou.se to take up several of the important measures thtt had passed the senate, saying that he did not think It the intention of the House to pass them. The Senator said that his bill on the Question of silver coinage was more specially introduced to agitate the subject and ascertain tue sentiment of i tie senate, senator 11111 declared be should continue to opp*??e the recommendation of President Arthur that the coinage of the silver dollar be sus}>e!ided, since th Senator considered such an acUon decidedly- prejudicial to tho sliver interests. A nail Coach llabbed. Kansas City, Mo., December 23.?A special to the Tilths rrom Fort smith. Ark., says: The regular mall stage from this place to Choeoville was. stopped seven miles rrom the latter place at 10 o'clock yesterday morning hy two armed men, who seized the mall suck and made off with It. Fortunateiv the bag contained but one registered letter, oincers are now in pursuit ot the thieves. Verdict for tlie ( no rnmrnt. AN OFFICIAL WHO KMBF-7F.I.KP $13,000. Kansas City, Ma, December 2S A spec lal to the Times from onmla, Neb., says: A verdict w as rendered in the federal court yesterday in favor or the United States government against Daniel Lovejoy and his sureties. Lovejoy, w hlle receiver ot public money* at Niobrara, Neb., used f 12.000 o. the public funds in riotous living. He absconded and has not yet been apprehended. His sureties disclaimed liability on th> ground that they warned the Interior department In season to p event the embezzlement. Charged WnIt Voting Illegally. bctfalo, N. Y., December 23.-I nlted States Commissioner Strong yesterday held Klcbard C. (Hi ning, of the Marine In-ur,.nce tlrm of crosbv & Gunning, of Chicago and Buffalo, in $1,000 bail to awv.lt trial In January < n achaigeof having voted hero 11. gaily on Novcn.ber 4th. It was said In the evidence that Gunning li >d lived In Chicago irom 1S75 till February, HM; !hit he held an appointment as notary jMibi c for Cook county; that w hen he cam" bo regisu red as from Chicago, uud that he a.d not come here to reside permanently until Crosby a: Gun:.ing decided to open an office here In January ot the present year. The defendant admitted many points. He claimed that he had never iriveu up his residence here, where be was born and lived until 3:; years old. Forefather*' llay. now it w as CELEBRATED IN chicago. Chicago, December 23.?the Chicago Congregational c'ub held a "forefathers' d ly" meetinjr at the Palmer house last evening, commemorative of the landing of the Mayilower. A banquet w as followed by prayer, singing and addresses. A resolui ti in. di*elaring it the sense of t1 e meeting that Christinas day should bo <>b-<erv<>d with s rvlees in one or more of the congregational churches, w as carried. The president wa< empowered to apoomt a commlf.ee io nominate officers for 1HH5, to be elected at tiie regular meeting lu January, i'rot. , .lace's T. Hyde, D.D.. spoke on "The Pilgrim as a ! Christian;" the Kev. Dr. Arttiur LIU tie on "The l*ligrnn as a ]< form, r;" the Lev. Dr. Joseph W ird on "The Pllgilm as a Schoolmaster;" Gen. O. O. Howard on " i lie 1'lUriiij as a Soulier;" and the Lev. Dr. Joseph N. ( r.i n, of t onsiaui .lj ijiie, on "The Pilgrim as a Missionary." Uriel impromptu address.* were in ide by the Lev. Dr. \\ m. M. Taylor, p .st?.r oi the Broadway tubernut le, New York,and others. A SyndiriUe to llfteet Insurance frauds Metropolis, 1i.i_, December 23.?About three weeks ago .Mr. J. F. Maxwell, adjus er for the Bioomlngton Mutual Life Insurance company, arrived in i!;is place and began an Investigation of the management ot that company's business here. According to MaXWeil's statement, supported by a lar^e number of affidavits, a syndicate here have been engaged systematically In insuring extremely old persons and persons known to be affected w ith diseases which were sure io result in speedy death. ; On such risks as tn< e they have procured within the past year about *5,500, and had in procesa of j collection on deaths that have already occurred 122,000. In many instances |?vpie have been insured entirely without their knowledge, the application, physicians" certificate ol health, etc., all being pure lur?reri>*s. Knilroad Keport. CoiXMnrs, onto, Dei**mber 2-1?The annual report lor insi of the Indianapolis, Bioomlngton and Western Kaliroad company shows that the rond has a total mileage of csj miles, of w hich over 251 miles are In ouio. lis total earnings for the year were $2,901,553. Its net income was 1401,756. South American Affairs. Valparaiso, via Galveston, December 23.?Congratulatory telegrams have been exchanged by the govern met its ol Chill and Boh* la on the suUsfao lory settlement oi the question oi truce. The principal merchants of Valparaiso warmly praise senator Melichor concha Toro ior his speech In the senate on the question ol economy. >? Washington News and Gossip. Government Heceipis To-Day.?Internal revenue, $263,103; customs, fac,5?7. Chief Justice Waite was resting quietly this afternoon and seemed a little stronger. Gen. Sheridan caught a severe cold at the unveiling of the DuPont statue last Saturday, and was compelled to go home from office earlier than usual yesterday. He w as at Ills desk, however. this morning. Not Engaged as Coachman for the Next President.? Albert Hawkins, the President's coachman, denies the story that he has been engaged as coachman for Pre sident Cleveland. Be thinks the new President will be apt to select his cabinet berore he does his coachman. Commander Merrill Miller has been selected to command the U. S. s. Marlon, now at Portsmouth, N. H., being prepared for sea. Lashed in the Rigging withoct Food or Water.?The signal corps station at Cape Hatteras, N. C., under date of 23d, reports that the barkentlne before reported off Big Klnnakeet life-saving station proves to be toe Hphraim Williams, CapU Morrison, from Savannah, t.a., bound to Providence. K. l., lumber laden. The vessel encountered a northwest gale on Thursday last, seventy miles off llatteras, and became water-logged. The captain, trying to beach her, struck on Hatteras shoal Sunday night and dragged anchors. This morning Keeper Daley and crew, of Cape Hatteras life-saving station, went to her assistance and rescued crew of nine men. through a verv heavy sea and strong northerly current. The captain and crew of vessel have been lashed In the rigging, without lood or water, ever since t he 18th Instant. Personal.?Senators Aidrloh ^cd Iloar, Representatives Converse, Long. Post, skinner of New York, Walt and White ot Kentucky, and Col. Ingersoli, cf Washington, were registered In New York last evening. Kev. Douglas F. Forrest, of this city, has accepted a call to the rectorship of Calvary Church, Clifton, Cincinnati, where he will go Immediately after Christinas. Mr. Theodore W. Noyes, who a year or more ago resigned his position as chief clerk to Marshal McMlchael in order to enter upon legal practice at Sioux Falls, Dakota, Is In the city on a brief visit. Representative Morrison. ('. N. McFairen and E II. Wolff, or Washington, were registered In St. Louis on Sunday. Mr. S. Everett (takes, or the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale college, is spending the Christmas hull lays with lib parents at l4ut> G street northwest. Mr. Edcar T. Welles, of Hartford, is at Wcrmiey's. Prof. D. T. Ames, editor ot Penman's Art Journal, ot New York city, is in Washington, visiting his rrlends. Prof, and Mrs. H. C. Spencer. Mrs. Fanny B. Ward, tormerly of this city, who has been In Mexico tor some time, hat arrived in Cht avo, where she will make a visitor several weeks berore ccming east. Senator Mahone went over to New York to-day. Pror. C. V. KUey is visiting relatives and old friends In St. Louis. The Unit foundry Board. AN APPROPRIATION OF $17,000,000 RECOMMENDED FOB THE MANlFACTUKfc OF STEEL ? CN8. The supplementary report or the gun toundry board, transmitted to the Senate yesterday, as mentioned In The Star, expresses the opinion that two gun foundries should be established?one for the army and one for the navy?at a cost of SL000.000 each, and recommends that steel manufacture rs.be called upon to furnish material. For this purpose it recommends an appropriation of $15,000,000, one-hair for the army and the other for the navy, to be expended only in payment for steel accepted and delivered. The board say thai* tram personai Intercourse with prominent steel-rnakars, it Is lu a position to assert that proposals lasted on this basis will be resjtonded to. but that it win fee necessary to appropriate the entire amount recommended, in order to Induce responsible steel manufacturers to erect and complete the neoessary works. If Congres shall adopt measures for procuring the supply or guns required. It will be absolutely necessary to appropriate the *2,000,000 needed Tor the lactones In which the guns are to be labrlcated. As It will require two years to erect and equip the ractoiles, the appropriations for them should be made as early as practicable In conclusion, the board say: "The annual expeaaA for ojieriittng the factories must be determined by the number of tools In use and the quantity of material fabricated. With this exception, the total est imate of $17.000,ono will complete the eteel-produdng plant, establish and equip the steel gun factories, supply the guns for six and a half years and Inaugurate the manufacture or steel In large masses In the United States." Nsval Appropriation Bill Caslsrt. what senator bale says about it. Regarding the disagreement of the naval appropriation bill, Senator Hale said yesterday afternoon that the controversy arose out of a refusal of Uw House at the last session to go on with the work of rebuilding the navy. When that session expired the blll^wlth all the senate amendments, was left in conference, and sn emergency bill, giving the Navy department fifty per cent or the appropiWUon of last year, to run until January 1st, was agreed to. This session the House still rsfusss to agree to the senate amendments and Insists Oft another six months' temporary provision, gtHBI back to last year's appropriation and giving ttfty Ser ccnt of that. The substitute which hs lntrouced as an amendment to the bill ol the Mouse giving a month's appropriation, is on the basis at the regular appropriation bill for the present year as passed by the House at the last ssataa, sat leaves off ail extraordinary Items relating to a new nary. This substitute will, no doobt, pass the Senate, and if the House does not chooas to taks It up. It rejects its own bllL Mr. Hale Mid, further, that In the end be thought the Bouss would ra> cede. If not, and the next administration ftadi itself without means to rebuild the American nary, the House will be responsible.