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Ir" -- - ' - - f f 5 f * jf 4 ?^^^BKSS?SH^B^yT'MM""* ?*???^??????? ^ ^ f]je fDcnino ?fc I _. . __ . ? ~Voi. GO-No 9,959. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1885. TWO CENTS. the evening star PCBLISHED DAII.Y, Except Sond?y, ? AT THE STAR BUILDINGS. It^rthwest Corner Pennsylvania Ave. and llta St., by The Evenin? Star ?wspaper Company, GEO. W. ADAMS. Pres t. Ta* Fvrvrso Star is served to subscribers'In the rlty by carriers. 011 tlielr own aceoum, at JO cents t>er w*??k, or 44c. per month. Copies at the counter. 2 Cents each. By mail?postage prepaid?5t> cents a month: one year, $ !: six months. S3. [Entered at the Post Office at Washington, D. C., as m.rwl-rliL'w mail matter.] Thf WratY star pnhll?hfHl on Friday?$1 a year. postage prepaid. Six month*. SO cents. : t#* All mail subscriptions must paid In advance: *:?> paper sent longer than is paid for. Hates of advertising made known on applf^atton. _ BOOKS, <Src. EASTER OART>S. EASTER PANELS, satin a_nd PLl s.il A RT PRINTS ast) SOUVENIRS. A VARIED AND EXTENSIVE STOCK. C. C. PL RSKIJ., Bookseller, mh26 41S yth street northwest. WASHINGTON CTRCrLATING LIBRARY. SOME BOOKS RECENTLY ADDED. Money Makers. < ?n a Margin. Roslyn's Fortune. Buntling Ball. Huckleberry Finn. 'open Door. Wane of an Ideal, Serapis. "Artist e Foster Tokens G. T WASHBURN A CO.. 8<?7 14ta street. mh26 EASTER CARDS AND NOVELTIES. I PRANG, MARCUS WARD, TUCK, Ac. PRAYERS AND HYMNALS. JAMES J. CHAPMAN. Agent, mb21-2w 915 Pennsylvania Avenue. Easter I jooks. Taylor's noly Living: Francis Ridley ITaireal's < Poems: Imitations of Christ: Rebel's Christian Year: A Year of Sunshine: At the Beautiful Gate: Private Devotions; Precious Stones; Gold Dust; Lent Lessons; Sacra Pri vaug Daily Strength for Daily Needs; Bogat- f sky's Golden Treasury. J <?ur EASTER CARDS and SOUVENIRS are now open, and embrace a treat many new devices and ! designs, novel and beautifuL WM. IL MORRISON. I mhl7 475 Pennsylvania avenue. ijaster Cards And oveltles. ' A fine Hne of BeauilfVil Cards and Novelties for Eas- j ter now ready. Also a full supply of Devotional Books, ' Bibles, and Prayer Books and Hymnals in sets, at wm. BALLANTYNE <fc SON'S, mhl3 428 -7th street Easter Cards: Easter CJards: . a full assortment just received and displayed for selection at g. a. whitaker'a m9 1105 Pennsylvania avenue. American Almanac AND TREASURY OF FACTS, Statistical. Financial and Political, for the year 1885, bv A. R. Spofford. HUCKLEBERRY FINN, th.-latest book by Mark Tv. aiii, with a full assortment of 4 BOOKS AND STATIONERY, T CR? IBS' STYl.OGRAPHIC PENS, 1 At JOHN C. PARKER'S. e ?17 and Cli? 7th st. n.w., mh9 opposite U- & Patent Office 1 We Respectfully Invite THE attention of the public Jj o to a few of c a our bargains in foot wear. t ladles' Cur. Kid Button, box toe and worked but- a ton holes, for 92 per pair. j Ladles' Firmcur. Kid, glove-Stting, to* toe, or common sense, $2.50 per pair. | Extra Fine Cur. Kid Button, box toe, or common *" sense, 93 per pair. We make a specialty of J. C. BENNETT & BARNARD'S FINE SHOES f AND SLIPPERS. His Spanish Arch-French Kid Turns are a combination of beauty and comfort. c The Paris Beaded ' ?pera is the latest novelty in the ' Slipper line. We have them in Ave different widths, j W'e have a large and well assorted stock to select i from. r Our 3 Seamless, Lace or Button, for Gents', can't be 1 beat. In the tlner grades you will nnd we are not be- ' bind. 1 WE HAVE one price to all. call and examine our stock. NO trouble to show goods. "You will meet with polite attention. _ i w. h. rich's, mhl2 717 Market Space, next to Sth st. Spring Hats. Spring H ats [ 1 THE DUNLAP FIFTH AVENUE STYLE SPRING * silk AND DERBY HATS NOW READY AT WILLETT <? RUOFF'S. sole agents* fe24 800 Pennsylvania ava "VV Oman's Exchange, iso? h n.w.. WOULD CALL ESPECIAL ATTENTION TO THEIR SEWING DEPARTMENT. They are now prepared to take orders for all kinds ' of sowing?Children's clothing. Ladies' Underwear, j Ac. Repairing also neatly done. mh2S-3w,lp C*)IMY'S MEDICINE IS LIQUID DIAMOND back terrapin Body and Brain Food will cure disease. A great tonic wUIjMtengthen and prevent disease. J or coughs, colds and lung disease it is unequaled. STOTT 1 CRuM \VELI, Washington agent?, ,"?4ic. bottle. f!4-3mlp jf contemplating building, call on hay ward a hutchinson, 424 NINTH STREET. for skillful PLUMBING and FURNACE work, and examine their WOOD MANTELS. TILES and FIRE I PLACE FITTINGS, and you will find their stock ex- i i tensive and artistically selected and arranged, witb i price? much less than New York. f-7 Eadies, Attention! Laie&t PARISIAN MODES in hair goods M'LI.E M. J PRANDI, AT Mas. M. J. Hunt's. 1309 F sthext. GRAY SHADES' ItHEA WAVES' SHINGLED BANGS' These *tyl??s never need oe in the hairdressers' hands, always In order by puuu combing. Hair dressed and [ Bangs SLiugied. ap2-l2m* f George Spransy, 007 seventh street MY STOCK OFSPRING OVERCOATS IS READY. but WE \RE NOT THROUGH WITH WINTER by SEVERAL WEEKS. AND SHOULD YOU WISH TO BUY HEAVY CLOTHING YOU WILL find AT OUR PRICES TO BE A GOOD INVESTment for NEXT WINTER THERE IS A I, WAYS A r THIS SEASON AN ACTIVE DEMAND FOR TROUSERS OF HEAVY AND MEDIUM WEIGHT, AND WE ARE READY WITH THE FINEST ASSORTMENT WE HAVE EVER shown. PRICES RANGE FROM *1.50 TO ?? per Pair. OUR GRADES at 94. S5 and lj?6 j are good ENOUGH for ANY ONE. george spransy. ONE-price clothier, ku 6u7 Seventh Street. I^LOCXADE I iEMOVED. FULL SUPPLIES OF 8CHLiTZ*S MILWAUKEE LAGER. L "? VOW IN STORE AND FOR SALE IN CASKS AND BOTTLES BY THE AGENT. SAMUEL C. PALMER DEPOT: 1224 20tb st. st n.m Mt mbl4 SPECIAL NOTICES. I J. a o. T^magenenu-^encampMENT, No. 4. I. O. O. F.?Offlcersand memfH>r? are urgently request?-d to meet at?hid Fellows' Hall 7th st. n.w., (Blue Room), on WEDNESDAY I EVFNING, April 1st, 18H5, at ?:15 o'clock, to pay a fraternal visit to "Mount Nebo" Encampment, No. 6, I O. o. F. Member* in good standing of Sister Encampments are invited to join with us. Bv direction of the Encampment. j It VM. P. ALLAN. Scribe. ' REV. WM. A. RARTLETT, d.d., and lk-25 Rev. j. McKendrkk reiley, d. d., will address a Tcmiierain'e Mass Meeting, under auspices i>f Women's christian Temperance Union, at ML Vernon Place Church, 9th st-and Mass. ave. n.w., I'UESDA Y, Maren 31st, at 7:30 p.m. Music by I Moody choir. Quarterly meeting in Lecture Room from lo a.m. till 4 p.m." Public invited. It "KSfeTTHK JACKSON DEMOCRATIC ASSO3?CIATION will hold its regular weekly nieetng TUESDAY EVENING, March 31st, at 7:30 clock, at Cosmopolitan Hall, Hth and E sts. n.w. ludge t. w. Bartley will address tbe meeting. JOHN E. NORRIS, President. X. SARDO. Secretary. mh3Q-2t announcement. i The Fair Committee of the UNION VETERAN X?RPS has decided? 1. That voting on all articles at the fair in Abner's Music lid.ll shall close Tl'ESI)A Y, 31st, at 10 p. in. 2. That all goods not otherwise disposed of shall be mid at auction in Abner's Hall WEDNESDAY EVENING, at 7 o'clock. 3. That a grand ball, complimentary to the ladv nanager* and assistants, shall be given In Abner s Music Hall, THURSDA Y. April 2, at i> p. m. m30-2t EQUITABLE j COOPERATIve BUILDING ASSOCIATION. assets, ?471,765.20. Monthlv payments are ?2.5?> per share. $1 ,<hh) in full advance on each share. The sixty-sixth meeting of the Association for makng monthly pavments and advances will be held on WEDNESDAY, April 1, 1SS5, at 7 o'clock p. m., at Marini's hall, E St.. near l?th st. n.w. Subscription xioks for new shares in the ?th issue opened April 1, LSHii. | Pamphlets explaining the object ot the Association, l* advantage* and benefits. <Vc., furnished ui>on appli-ation. THOMAS SOMESVILLE, President j no. joy EI>si jN. Sec'ry, 917 F st. n.w. mh3* K3t BUILDLNI. ASSOCIATION. I Over $100,000 advanced to members. Loans are I nade on the easiest ternis; pays the biggest interest to hose withdrawing their money. Pays 5 per cent per annum on payments in adrance. ; The fourth series is now open, and shares are being akeu every month. You can join at any time without having to pay any >ack dues. _ I Next meeting on wednesday evening, VPRILl.at 015 7th st C. C. DUNCANSON, president LEWIS ABRAHAM, vice president [ EDWIN M. I.AWTON, treasurer. Ji MN < OOK. secretary, HIS 12th st mh28-4t | Th-riis? SPECIA L_NOTICE^?TH ERE WILL BE ^ a meeting of the Stockholders of the Colum- I >ia Fire Insurance Company of the District of Columbia at the Company's new office in the Kellogg Build- I ng. No. 141?> F st. n.w.. on MONDAY, April Oth, hsT>, for the purpose of electing nine Directors for the nsuing vear. ! Polls will be opened at 12 m. and clo^e at 2 p. m. "rangier books closed on the day of the election. mhJS-7t II. K. WILLAP.D. Secretary. | WOODRUFF'S FILE-HOLDERS, FOR filing Business and (official papers coin par *ly nd conveniently for reference. They have been uulrersaily adopted by the government, anil are fast beaming the Standard Document File of the Country. I hey are made of varion-t sizes, and can be placed on rdinarv shelving They are also put up in Cabinets ontaining ar.v desired number. Office and Manufactory: H37 and 639 Massachusetts ve. n.w., near to 7th. and through to K st. mh2K-lm >? DUFFY A 0>7 RESPECTFULLY ANnounce to their frieuds and the public that bev have opened an office at 007 7th st. for the transition of all branches of business relating to real esate. They guarantee prompt and personal uttenion. Commission^ moderate. mh2K-2w I r^ jou.- w. cmwih. John w. Macartney. i CORSON & MACARTNEY, Bankers, j Glover Building. 1419 F st. Washington. D. C. I Deposit Accounts, subject to check at -iglu, received I ton, Firms. Corporation* and Individuals. i.oveminent Bonos. State, Municipal and Railroad securities bought and sold on ^ eommision. We have tor sale District of Col u in b. a 3 ?>5 per ents, due 19J4; 6 per cent . due 1S91; ?i | ercentskdue istni, 7 per cents, due 1S91. Washingteu Gas Light ompaiiv st?^ck."l!elt' Line Railroad Stock.Colunibia 'ire Insurance Company stock, and other good secur- I ti*^ mu7 TRAVELER'S CREDITS ISSUED. V-Available everywhere in Europe Cable j ransfers to all importani points. Bills of exchange, oreigu and domestic. UiWlS JOHNSON A CO., Bankers, ! m25-lOt Penn ave. and 10th st. SPECIAL NOTICR-TKKREWlLL.liE U ? meeting of the stockholders of tlie Corcoran Fire Insurance Company at their office. 1001 F it. n. w? on MONDAY, the ?th day of April. 18K5. For the purpose of electing nine Directors for theensu- I ng vear. ' polls will be opened at 12 m. and close at 2 p. m. mh9-eo C. McCLELLAND, Act'g Secr'y. "L U M B E R The two important questions before ns to-day. In | which every Contractor and Builder is especial lyinterrsted, are: What is the outlook lor the Spring, and will there b*- as much building done this year as last? To these queries we answer the outlook is gtod: very good. Judging from estimates and sales we would say much ttetier than last year. Sales for January and February show quite an increase over last year, while March jpens with a brisk demand for all grades, especially In Hner qualities and hard woods. Hardly had we made known our Intentions of ftiraishing all the Wood Material necessary to the construction of a house, "which includes Frames. Sash. Doors, Blinds, etc," in any kind of finish, from Pine to Mahogany, liefore we had a number of orders, which when completed, we will class in workmanship second to non". Our arrangements with the mills, which in" rlude four, are such as to enable us to make the above issertion w hl<-h, under our personal supervision, will >e carried out to the letter. In order to meet the incoming wants and he able to nipply our customers with Dry stock. whlel\Ls always preferable to new cut lumber, we piled last fall a num>er of cargoes of Virginia, Georgia and Florida Pine lolsts. Boards, Flooring, etc., which we oiTer at less han the current prices. In making the above inducements we mean they shall prove advantageous to you lot in one transaction alone, but in all you may have kith us. Our facilities for delivery, "ON WHICH THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE," are more adequate than sveri while the attention and quick dispatch to all <rders shall not be found wanting. We want your patronage, and the above is our mode >f >ecuring it. We guarantee you Good Stock, Work, Satisfaction and Money Saved. wm. mclean a son 13th and B streets northwest mhlO Branch: 14th, Band Csts. n.w. ARTHT'R ROONFY'S~ 3-s^ri 14TH ST. FURNITURE INSTALLMENT HOUSE,No. 1738. First-class Undertaking Rooms adjoining, mhll-lm A CARD.-AS TH EITI'SY SEASON IS .?- "Ti. approaching there will lie a great amount uf Household Furniture and Personal Effects thrown upon the market, either as storage or to be disposed o! at public nale, and in view of that fact Woul>l suggest t?. parties desiring such accommodation that my facilities for the disposition of goods at public sale are unsuriMi-vifd, and my storage departments are ample and secure In every particular. THOMAS DOWLING, mhlO-lm 11th st. and Pennsylvania avenue. bAMt'ELS. SllKDD, PLUMBING. TINNING. FURNACKS, BANi.ES, l.ATHOBES, VST IM AT hs i. 1 v EN. GAS FIXTURES, SLATK MANTELS, GRATES, ETC. 409 NINTH STREET NORTHWEST. mhl4 J 'THE 1N AUGFRAL VASE. The )x*antiful vases used in the decoration of the inaugural ball rooms, iU-sign<-d by Gen. Meigs for new Pension Building, were manutai'tun-d by the Potomac Terra Co'ta Company, orders will be taken for a limited number of the vases with or without pede?*tal* either in the natural Terra Cotta color or bronzed ublt P^i'l'OMAC TERltiV COTTA CO., 1411 G st. rr. m Its brown (colored) J, will give her 1 lghlv recommended Medicated Electric and Steam Baths. Also, Magnetic treatment, at Missouri ave. n.w. mr2-lm? 7 p- _j~, BI'.OCH K s, Lt "ST 1311 E STR EET, '1 he French Restaurant 'ieax National theater, which is so well renowned foi is excellent cuisine has just opened a French table d'hote. Dinner, with pint imt orte*t Claret Included, HI. Regular breakfast, tVic. Lunch, XV. Dinner, 7.V. By the bill of tare a speeiaJty. First-class in every respect for la.lies and gentlen en GUS. BROC11E, Ex-Chief Cook at the White House, Proprietor. Will accommodate ' ? nentlt-uien for the Disiication and Inauguration with room and l?oard mh'2-lm f" r" KOOmSKJ A LEWIS, THE WEL? J?'known sign Painters and Glaiiejs, are at U4>S D str?-< t northwest. Telephone call, 379-3. All orders promptly attended to. ocl3-9m TH tT ATTENTI? N '?F VISITORS AND Residents Is particularly called to PHOSVIT.E, the new and }M>i>ular Bruin aiid Nerve Tonic and Safeguard against Malaria, lor sale areated by the glass or in bottles by W. C. M1LBURN, Sole ln\entor and Manufacturer, 1429 Peiinayivaiiia ava apll TKSia E- F. BROtjKS. * ~ FANCY GLOBES AND ORNAMENTS Largest Stock of GAS FIXTURES, Ac. INAUGURATION GLOBES on hand Call and exaiuiiie. E. F. BROOKS, f24 531 15th st HAI-t- TYPE-WRITERS?$40 AFFOJSDS MORE SERVICE THAN flOO WRITER Hall" ftillv sustains its claims over Its rivals: a the attraction of the day. Us great merits. Advantages sustained by many dally visitors. "Hall" guaranteed to do all that any other Typewriter can, with much tliey cannot. High cost.comDlexitv. irrwrularity, non-portability (onlv 7 pounds), all obviated in Uie " Hall/' Weighs only 7 pounds Copying solicited at the Office, 1321 F street mlril R U. EVANS. General A??nt Washington News and Gossip, . Government Receipts To-day.?Internal revenue, $653,482; customs, $522,356. Capt. Miller, commanding the Marion, re I ports by cable the arrival of that vessel at Gib raltar, March 30. All well. Rear Admiral English reports to the Navy department from Dalgar, Bengal, west coast I Africa, March 29th. that he will leave on the 31st for the Congo river. The Shenandoah left Callao March 29th for Panama. I The Tennessee and Swatara will probably ! Orleans May 1st for Key West, and thence will sail for Central American waters. I Covered Into The Treasury.?The disburs- > ing officer of the Department of Justice has covered into the U. S. Treasury 8658.47, being \am?unt realized from the sale of the horses and carriages of the department. j The Steamer Albatross expects to leave SnMW^Sto.n ^dnesday next, April 1st, and ' will l>e due In W ashington about the 10th. I | The Rescued American Workmen.?Commander Wiltse, of the Swatara, has forwarded : a report to the Navy department, through Ad"J1 1 J?uett, of his visit to Livingston, Guateu!m J?.feiSCil.,e distressed American workmen ' V ty; Seventy-eight were found in k ~ifuneo treatment and were taken on , in I 8iwaU'ra- Workmen complained of lu-ireatment A?id non-payment of wages by the contractors of the railroad being constructed. I denied the allegations. Commander V, iltse is of the opinion that there were grounds tor complaint on both sides. The chief na\ igator of the road informed him that everyJ ? done in behalf of the workmen. , A better hospital is soon to be constructed for ?w ?n^,en* thoy are not lik^ly to recover they will be sent to ?sew Orleans at the company s expense. The Moral Effect of an American War \ essel.?Commander Ludlovr, of the Quinnebaug, has reported to the Navy department his I Constantinople, Turkey, the 12th in t. lie says: "General Wallace requested J?*r.e,Pain hcre forthe present. I understand that some of the points at issue between nim and the Turkish goverment are now under discussion, and that the moral effects produced the presence of an American man-of-war at this point, and at this time, is likely to be of some beneht to our government." I ' Gen. Joseph E. Johnston.?The new rail- 1 road commissioner, is a brother-in-iaw to the Hon. Robert M. McLane, the new minister to . France. The brothers-in-law were both West i I pdets and are about the same aire. Mrs. < tbe e'dest daughter of the late Hon. w,!? alter tilling senatorial cabl- , net and diplomatic jw>sitions was president of 1 the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in its eariv I days, when it was struggling for the right of < vaaniaor ViiSfn?a!;1Ver thr?Ugh eitherPenusylThe Recent ECLIPSE.-Rear Admiral Frank- , iin, superintendent of the United States Naval observatory, has issued a circular showing the results of the observations of the first eohtafct of 1 t?^par. Ik so'ar eclipse of March 16, 1885, niade at the observatory. The observers were I Professor A. Hall, Professor E. Frisbv and Assistant Astronomer II. M. Paul. The'differ- 1 enceot right ascension of the second limbs of the moon and sun was observed by Lieut C G I 1 Howinan and by Assistant Astronomer W* c! >\ in lock. Ninety-nine photographs of the ' various stages of the eclipse were taken with tne pboto-heliographic apparatus of tbe transit oi \ enus commission by a party consisting of 1 Com manner Brown, Ensigns Taylor and Win- 1 terhalter, and Mr. VV . F. Gardner. The Copper River Exploring Expedition.?Lieut. Commander Nichols, command- 1 ing the Pinta, informs the Navy department in I i^?.V?ri!idilUi(i MJtka' Alaska, March 11, that ] ?Vifi?? ^ U'n* charge of the exploring expe- 1 dition to Copper river, will be landed with his ' Shn ? V Etches. From tiiere Lieut. Allen rilii canoes until he reaches the ice in the ri\er, o\er which he ex|>ects to make rapid progress. Commander Nichols savs: "The miners are beginning to arrive in the country, and the question Of the position of the boundary line will probably come up, owing to the great difference between the mining laws of British Colombia and the United States." A New Regimental Adjutant.?Gen. RB Ayres (colonel 2d artillery), stationed at Washington barracks, on Saturday designated First W?"t Poin?0Sre' v-d nrtil,er?< now stationed at . ? Y., as regimental adjutant of I ' ,-d artillery, vice First Lieut. Geo Mitchell lately promoted captain. Mitchell, Chief Engineer Philip Inch has been detached from special duty in the bureau of steam engineering, and ordered as member of the tij ai-d of inspection April 1, to relieve Chief Engineer James A. Thompson. Commander A. G. Kellogg who is still in tional'leave?3 been grunted six months addlThe President has directed that during the absence of Brig. Gen. S. V. Benet, from the city Lieut. Col. James M. Whittemore, ordnance corps, act us chiet of ordnance. Why Gen. Lee Resigned.?It is stated that the reason Gen. Fitzhugh Lee has resigned as commander of the Virginia state militia, is boof the statr>POSeS l? bt'U caQd'date for governor Wants to Read the Findings.?Judge Mac-key, counsei for General Hazen, lias requested the War department to furnish him with a copy of the findings of the court martial before they are submitted to the Prtsident for his approval, and that in making this request Judge Mackey asserts that an accused officer has an unquestionable legal right to submit an argument to the reviewing authority against an adverse finding. ^ The Resignation ok the U.S.defaulting Mar. shal Hughes, of Richmond,who was arrested in Texas, is in the hands of the President, but has "if8^000aCCCP S apparent discrepancy Lx-President Arthur, accompanied by Senator Cameron, Marshal and Mrs. McMichael and MLss Wallach, left Washington by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon for Fortress Monroe. A large number of rlends gathered at the railroad station to see the party off. South American Commerce.?It is understood that Dr. De Meza, of this city, who has authority from the people of Colombia to negotiate valuable concessions in that country, has submitted a proposition in writing to President Cleveland, bv which the United States could acquire the commercial supremacy in the South American states now possessed by European powers. Declines to Revoke the Orders.?Secretary Whitney has declined to revoke tbe orders issued by Secretary Chandler, which send Rear Admiral Earl English and the flag-ship Lancaster to he South American station, as well sis all other requests of a similar nature. In making the decision Secretary Whitney issued a notice in which he savs: "It is palpably unfair to mv predecessor in office for me to "pretend to review, and it is impossible, in point of fact for me to know the causes which induced hii or. ders." The Hazen Trial. the chief signal officer to be publicly reprimanded. The record of the Hazen court martial was received by* Secretary Endicott, Saturday afternoon, only a few minutes previous to his departure for New England. The record was, therefore, locked up until his return, when it will be referred to the President for action. The sentence of the court is a reprimand, which, if approved by the President, will be administered publicly, in a general order bv the Secretary of War, in the name of the President. The request of Mr. Mackey, Gen. Hazen * counsel, that lie be furnished with a copy of the findings before tiiey have received the action of the President will not be granted as it is considered wholly irregular. The article of war upon which he bases ids request is intended, it is said, to permit the accused to have a copy of the proceedings and sentence after they have become final by having received the act ion of the President, but never before. The published intimation that Secretary Lincoln packed the Hazen court is refuted by the fact that the President personally selected the member of the court and Mr. Lincoln had nothing to ao with it. ? ?? Mr. J?bn Kelly Not to Resign. The Tammany men who are in the city say that John Kelly Is not going to resign his position In that organization, and that Its members are not thlnklug of such a thing as asking ?.D" e .,s now at Atlantic City, and Information received to-day says his health b> Improving and he is able now to go down to nis metis. . ? Mamiaoi Licenses.?Marriage licenses nave been issued by the clerk of the court to Jehn Cusenberry and Jane Gasklns: John A. Melontree and Fannie F. Tunia; Abraham Mitchell aud Mary Cordelia Dyson; Columbus L. Swagart and Mary McWlggan. at the capitol to-dat. BRIEF SESSION OF THE SENATE. ? A LONG LIST OF NOMINATIONS BY THE PBESIDENT. The Senate. After the reading of the Journal Mr. Edmunds moved that the Senate go into executive session. Mr. Van Wyck asked that the motion be withdrawn for a moment, to allow him to make a report from his committee. Mr. Edmunds declined to give way, and the motion was carried. Mr. Van Wyck, it is understood, wished to report back his substitute for the Harrison resolution rescinding all authority recently conferred upon committees of the Senate to travel or sit during the recess. At 12-30 the doors were reopened, and the Senate adjourned till to-morrow. Nominations To-day. foreign ministers and consuls general named by the president. The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to-day : To be consuls general of the United States? Thos. M. Waller, of Connecticut, at London; Frederick Raine, of Maryland, at Berlin. To be ministers resident of the United StatesX Isaac Bell, Jr., of Rhode Island, to the Netherlands Rufus Magee, of Indiana, to Sweeden and Norway. To be ministers resident and consuls general of the United States?Edward Park Custis Lewis, of New Jersey, to Portugal; Rasmus B. Anderson, of Wisconsin, to Denmark. To be consuls of the United Stales?A. Haller Gross, of Penn., at Athens, Greece; Evan P. Howell, of Georgia, at Manchester, England. To be envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary of the United States?Thos. J. Jarvls, of North Carolina, to Brazil. Alexander R. Lawton. of Georgia, to Russia. Anthony M. Keiley, or Virginia, to Italy. To be minister resident of the United States? George W. Merrill, of Nevada, to the Hawaiian Islands. To be consul general of the United States? Edward Jussen, of Illinois, at Vienna, Austria. Brown Shipley & Co., of London, England, to be special fiscal agents of the Navy department. To be collectors of internal revnue?Nathan Gregg, of Tennessee, for the second district of Tennessee. Isham G. Searcy, of Texas, for the third district of Texas. Alexander McCue, of New York, to be solictor of the Treasury. David Little, of North Carolina, to be marshal of the United states lor the western district of North Carolina. Joseph E. Johnston, of Virginia,to be commissioner of railroads. Lewis Mullen, of New York, to be appraiser In the district of New York, state of New York. Wm. Caldwell, of Ohio, to be surveyor of customs, port of Cincinnati, Ohio. Clement Dowd, of North Carolina, to be collector of internal revenue, 6th district of North Carolina. Jno. O. Henderson, of Indiana, collector internal revenue, 11th district Indiana. Capt. Wm. J. Volkinar, 5th cavalry, to be major and assistant adjutant general. Capt. Geo. H. Burton, 21st infantry, to be major and Inspector general. To be postmasters?Myron H. Peck, Jr., Batavia, N. Y.; Andrew D. Morgan, at Iiion, N. Y.; Michael J. Dougherty, at Galesburg, Ill.;Wilson F. Horn, at Idaho Springs, Col * Palemon Wiley, ?t Central City, Col.; Ansel Watrous, at Fort Collins, Col.; Erastus F. Babcock, Elmlra. N. Y. Confirmations. The Senate, In executive session to-day, confirmed the following nominations: To be postmasters?Wm. T. Iglehart at Annapolis, Md.; Frederick G. Kendrick at Mount Clements, Mich.; Aquilla Jones, sr., at Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Lizzie H. Ticklin at CharlesIon.Ills.; Claiborn Bowman at Yazoo City,Miss.. Warren S. Barrows at Hinsdale, N. H.; Sam'l W. Cobb at Hanover, N. H.; Edwin C. Fletcher ut Camden,Me.; Sam'l J.Gerrlsh at Portsmouth, N. H.; Wm. F. Kennedy at Taunton, Mass.; Nicholas Hatheway at Fall River, Mass.; Orson G. Couch at Amherst, Mass.; Wm. Burns at Plymouth, Mass.: Mrs. Elizabeth S. Herbert at Newburn C. H., 8. C.; Donald J.Auld at Sumter C. H., S. C.; N. 0. Rldenour at Clarinda, Iowa. Society. Miss Cleveland's reception Saturday was not as largely attended as usual, the rain keeping a way the great pedestrian crowd. Miss Cleveland wore a trained dress of pale blue satin, with front of white and gold^brocade, square neck, fitted with tulle, and elbow sleeves. She was assisted by her guests, Mrs. and Miss Folsom and Miss Van Vechten. Mrs. Folsom was attired in a rich black velvet dress, with long square train, and wore a corsage bouquet of lilies of the valley. Miss Folsom wore a short dress of white camel's hair and surah, with corsage bouquet of Jacqueminot roses. Miss Van Vechten's toilet was a trained skirt of crimson velvet, with front of pale rose satin, brocaded in silver and panels of Oriental lace. The corsage of the silver brocade was cut very low and sleeveless, and her shoulders and arms were partly covered by a lace cape. Marshal McMichael introduced the gursts until the hour arrived for him to accompany ex-President Arthur to fort Monroe, then he was relieved by Col. Rockwell. The recently organized "Gridiron Club" of Washington correspondents gave their second monthly dinner Saturday night at Welcker's. Among the guests were Senators Sherman, Palmer and Teller; Representative Reed, of Maine; Lieut. Gen. Sheridan; Hon. Eopa Hunton, of Virginia; Hon. Richard T. Merrick; W. E. Qiiimhv, of the Detroit Free Press; Mr. Stilson Hutchlns; W. s. Andrews, of New York, and John Addison Porter. The departure of President Arthur for Fort Monroe will be a sisrnal for the migration of a large element of Washington society in that direetlon. Hon. Simon Cameron and ex-Senator Davis are now at the Hvgeia. It Is suld that Mrs. Blaine and her son Walker will leave for ' Old Point" soon, and many others are contemplating an early start. Mrs. Frelingliuysen is dangerously 111 at her home in New Jersey. Miss Lucy Frellnghuysen and Mrs. John Davis have been summoned there by telegraph. None of the cabinet ladles will receive during holy week. The date for the President's first public levee has not yet been settled upon, but it will be in the early part of April, and Is expected to be a very brilliant affair. 1 The wedding celebrated by Mr. and Mrs Louts Behrens and their friends, at 1324 6th street Fridav night, was not their golden anniversary, but their silver wedding. Among the presents received by the couple were gifts from Isadore Saks, E. C.Clark, Voight & Mass, Frank T. ltawliugs and Mrs. W. N. H. Mack. The following young ladies will be queens at the May Ball, to be given by Professor Sli%ldon: Queen of May. Miss Alice Bool; Juvenile May queen, Miss Nina Mauger; queen of dancing, little Lou Tretler; and queen of the seasons, Miss Gertie Gates. Miss Belle Morgan has been selected as queen or May for the Capitol Hill class. Held for Housebkkakixg.?Oliver Street, charged in the Police Court this morning with housebreaking in entering the house of Marcellus West and taking money and silver, pleaded guilty, and the case was sent to the grand Jury, the bond being fixed atJgSOQ. For Stealing a Watch From His Father. John Bloomer, a young man, was arraigned in the Police Court this moroing for the larceny of a sliver watch and chain from his father, William Bloomer. Another charge against the prisoner for stealing $70 from his father was nolle prossed, and the prisoner pleading guilty to the ttrst charge, he was sent down for six months. The money and watch were recovered ^ James Dickson's Bad Use of a Brick.? In the Police Court this morning James Dickson, colored, was charged with assaults on Joseph Ware, Daniel Dickson, and Marv Ware. The ttrst named said Dickson's wife'had told tales on him and he started to see him when Dickson struck him with a brick in the face. Mary Ware testilied that he knocked her down, and struck her twice in the head with a brick. Dickson testified that he had no stone or brick, and he used his fist after Daniel Dickson struck him. He was sentenced, in two cases, to f 25 fine or 60 days in Jail, and the third case dismissed. ^ The Case Against Driver Esselman. The case against Frederick J. Esselman, the driver of a hansom cab, charged with running over a young mau naftied Bet^jamiu D. Manning on the night of March 4th. who has since died, was up in the Police Court this morning. At the request of the prosecuting attorney it was continued in order to allow time to procure witnesses. The coroner's Jury found that the death was caused by the deceased being run over by the cab, and the driver is now under bonds of fl,000. Trouble About Paying fob Drinks.?In the Police Court this morning J. L. Carter was charged with hitting J as. Brennar with a brick in a dispute about tne payment for drinks. He was fined 920 or 60 days. A similar charge was brought against J. J. Johnson in another ease, but pending an examination of the condition or Richard Moten, the victim, now in the hospital, the prisoner was held under bonds of #300 for a hearing on Wednesday. SKETCHES OP THE NOMINEES. Something Aboas the Men whose N?md I were Sent to the Senate To-day. j The nominations of to-day contained a pood many surprises. It was pretty generally understood that ex-Gov. Jarvis, of North Carolina, had been selected for the Brazilian mission. A. I M. Keiley, of Virginia, who goes to Italy is at. I myor of Richmond, and a very prominent lawyer. He was, for years, chairman of the demoI cratlc state committee, and since the readjustment bill was passed he has been the leading I attorney in the light for the Virginia bondholders. ; ALEXANDER R. LA WTON, nominated for the mission to Russia, is a promI inent lawyer of Savannah, Ga. He was born in South Carolina, was educated at the West Point military academy, served in the armv a number of years, resigned, studied law at Savannah, and engaged in the practice of his profession there. When the civil war broke out he enI tered the confederate service as a brigadier general, and subsequently became quartermaster general of the confederacy. At the close of the I war he returned to his practice at Savannah, ?n .v.80?.11 afte,rwards was appointed attorney for th? 0?ntral RaNroad and Banking company ?. Georgia. He Is described as a lawver of distinction, a gentleman ot quiet and affable manners, a possessor of considerable wealth, and about sixty years of age. I ??r. Evan P. Howell, consul at Manchester, Is one of t he editors and proprietors of the Atlanta ConttiiiUion. THE CONSUL GENERAL AT LONDON. Thomas M. Waller, of Connecticut, consul I general at London, is ex-governor of tbeN utI meg state. He was nominated for a second term and headed the ticket last fall. He carby a plurality, but under the conI stltutlon it requires a majority vote to elect a governor in Connecticut, and as the election was thrown into the legislature his opponent, Gov. Harrison, was chosen. I . A. Haller Gross, of Philadelphia, consul at I Athens, Greece, is a son of the late eminent surgeon, of Philadelphia. Mr. Gross has been I a member of the Philadelphia city council. Frederick Raine, of Maryland, consul general I j . J?' editor of the Baltimore OorresponI dent, a German democratic paper. Rufus Magee, of Indiana, minister to Sweden and Norway, is a friend of ex-Senator McDonI i / andaccompanied the latter upon his recent visit to Washington. j THE MINISTER TO BRAZIL. Thomas Jefferson Jarvis, the new Brazilian minister, Is a native of North Carolina, slightly I over forty years of age, and up to a few years ago was a farmer of eastern North Carolina. For several years prior to 1876 he had been a member of the state legislature, and distinguished himself as a leader. In 1876 he was elected lieutenant governor of the state on the ticket headed by Senator Vance. This was the V?i0den2ocratlc success after the late war. In 18/8, when Gov. Vance took a seat in the U. S. Senate, Mr. Jarvis succeeded to the executive chair, and upon the expiration of the term was elected his own successor. Shortly after vaI eating the governorship the legislature passed I unanimously resolutions recommending Mr. Jarvis for a cabinet position. I THE NEW MINISTER TO PORTUGAL. Edward Parke Custis Lewis, of New Jersey, minuter to Portugal, is a resident of Hoboken, and an ex-confederate soldier. He was an elector on the democratic presidential ticket last year; is a member of the democratic state committee, and has been in the legislature. He has been prominent in democratic polities for years, and is said to be distantly related to Secretary Bayard. ISAAC BELL, JR., of Rhode Island, minister to the Netherlands, is a wealthy democrat of Newport. He has headed his party ticket several times In the I state, and is credited with having done as much as any other man towards keeping the Rhode Island democracy In trim for a political battle each year, in spite of defeat. He is a brother-inlaw of James Gordon Bennett. j Rasmus B. Anderson, of Wisconsin, nominated to be minister resident and consul general to Denmark, is an eminent Scandinavian scholar, and is the author of a number of books upon Scandinavian folklore and mythology. He is a professor in a Wisconsin univer| wty. He is well known among literary men for his scholarship. George W. Merrill, of Nevada, nominated to be minister resident to the Hawaiian Islands, is a lawyer by profession, but is now private secretary to Senator Fair. Edmund Jussen, of Illinois, nominated to be consul general to Vienna, is tue loading member of a prominent law Arm of German-AmeriI cans in Chicago. lie has been somewhat prominent in politics in his state. ? j Secretary Lamar Sick. j HE IS BELIEVED TO BE OVER-WORKED. I Secretary Lamar did not come to the department to-day. He remained at home by the advice of his doctor, as he is suffering from a cold and is, besides, considerably worn out by the strain and pressure of the past three weeks. He has been In the habit of coming to the office at 9 o'clock, and receiving everybody that called up to half-past 12, and then for the balance of the day he received members of Congress and his personal friends. In addition.to this he has undertaken to attend personally to the great mass of matters that come up in the business of the department. His friends think he is overworked, and he will probably now take their advice and transfer a part of the burden to other shoulders. In spite of the great rush of visitors Secretary Lamar always maintained his good nature. A few days ago a gentleman called and said to him as he shook hands: "I ain not after any office, Mr. Secretary, and want to ask no favors." "You are, sir," replied the Secretary, "like a bottle of rose water in an ocean of salt water." The Inauguration Ceremonies. The committee of fifty (the general committee), appointed by the national democratic commitee, will convene this evening at 7:30, at headquarters, 1417 F street, to hear and determine upon the final report of Wm. M. Gait, esq., chairman of the executive committee. The report of Mr. Gait, it is understood, is full and complete, giving a detailed history of the entire working of the committee and its subcommittees from organization down to the present time. District Government Affairs. AFTER TWENTY YEARS. A large pond of water and mud at the intersection of Delaware avenue and 2d and I streets southwest, which has been a standing nuisance for more than twenty years, and in the immediate neighborhood of the Raudail school house, is now being filled up by a gang of thirty men from the workhouse under the superintendence of Mr. Burrows. OFFERING REWARDS FOR THEIR CAPTURE. Mr. Stoutenberg, commissioner and intendentofthe Washington asylum, has addressed a note to Mr. J. K. Sharp, train master Baltimore and Potomac R. R., stating that with permission and authority of the Commissioners he desires to make such arrangements with tiie watchman stationed near the east end of the railroad bridge crossing the Eastern Branch of the Potomac, or any tiagman or watchman employed by the watchman in that vicinity, as will lead to the detention of any of the prisoners of the workhouse attempting to escape on the bridge. He offers $1 for the capture and return of every such prisoner. BUILDING PERMITS issued by Inspector Entwisle: Patrick Cronin, erect a two-story and cellar dwelling corner 3d and H streets southwest; SI,200. John Cumberland & Son. erect a boat house south of Water street, near High street; $600. W. E. Ellison, repair frame stable in county; $300. A. g! Healon, erect a three-story and basement dwelling southwest corner 17th and Corcoran streets northwest: 85,000. W. J. Fiather, erect a three-story and basement dwelling R, between 15th and 16th streets; 84,500. J. W. Tyler, erect seven two-story dwellings southwest corner 1st and L streets northwest; $5,uoo. Edward Kane, repair brick 124 4th street northeast; $150. H. L. Mann, repair brick 334 Indiana avenue; $250. MISCELLANEOUS. A communication ffom Mr. Wm. B.Webb, attorney for Walter Hawkes, concerning what is known as the fish wharf property, again requests the return of $500 paid by Hawkes on account of purchase money. Mr. Edward Middleton asks that a nubile hydrant be placed at the corner of A ana 14th streets southeast, as most of the residents are not able to introduce water into their houses, but are willing to share the expense of a public hydrant. George F. Graham, of the St. Cloud building, claims that .he is not a real estate agent, and asks that the attorney for the District be directed not to take any action in his case until be satisfies himself as to the correctness of the statement made. .Messrs. Hay ward & Hutchinson state that a Mr. Tyler proposes to erect seven small houses on square 659, and they ask permission to run a small lVt inch water pipe from 1st street along a public alley in the rear of these houses for the aervioe of a hydrant in each yard. Failure or Edward Pick.?To-day the assignment of Edward Fick, of 911 Pennsylvania avenue, to Ga Moore for the benefit of his orSdjtoJrB Pj*ced on record. He appends a ached uleof assets footing $10,178 anS divides Ms creditors Into two classes?F. K. Ward. 5L 8ell**tmL$334.64, to be paid In fall, wd totirHWven others, whose accounts foot up $4,691.88, to be paid pro ratiL - j- * " ? _ ^ > Is It ik D?iith Trap? divers* opinions concerning thr government printing office?the knights of labor urging steps to prevent a catastrophe?what public printer rounds says. The Knights of Labor, Assembly 3,579* passed a resolution at their meeting Saturday night "earnestly requesting the proper authorities to take such immediate steps as will secure the thousands of employes of the Government Printing office against the probability of a shocking catastrophe, because the present building is liable to fall at anv moment and crush the inmates to death." This action was the result of Information claimed to be had of the unsafe condition of the building at the corner of North Capital and H streets, occupied as the Government Printing office. Public Printer Rounds, in reply to a 8tar reporter's inquiry as to the truth of the statement that the building was unsafe, said that it was the first he had heard of it. He said the building was very much crowded, burit always had been so, and it was Just as safe now as at any time during the many years it had been occupied. "If I did not think It safe," he said, ."I would not risk mv bones by staying in it as I do. However, It will soon be relieved of some of its weight. Congress has appropriated money to build a store house, ana when it is completed much of the weighty matter now stored in this building will t>e "transferred to that.'' "Have you ever heard any of the employes complain that the building was unsafe," the reporter asked. "I never have," was the reply. "What motive can you assign for the report?" "None." Employes In the building say: "They can't make us resign in that way," "and then add the only motive they can think of, that the knights of labor could have bad in passing the resolution was to bring about the construction of another building, so as to give work to somebody. The opinion expressed at the office of the fire department is that the old portion of this office fronting on H street is in reality a death trap, and that in case of a fire no fireman would like to enter it without positive command ol his superior officers. District Expenditures. taxes collected and amounts expended on stbeet improvements and the water supply during ten years?information sent to the senate. The reply, in part, of the District Commissioners to the Senate resolution of June 24th, 1884, calling for detailed statements of the aggregate collections from taxation, the aggregate expenditures for street improvements, collections ana disbursements on account of the water fund, etc., from 1875 to 1884, inclusive, has been printed. In reference to street railroad taxation, the reply states that only a very small portion of these assessments have been paid, but suits have been instituted to enforce their collection as follows: Against the Washington and Georgetown railroad, suit entered November 7,1880, on trial March '27th, 1884, to April 12th, 1884. Verdict for the District? 341,800 and costs?claim for interest being disallowed. Against the Metropolitan Railroad company, suit entered November 7th, 1880. On trial April 14th, 1884, to May l6t. 1884. Verdict for the District lor $147,507.05 and costs, claim for Interest being disallowed. Both of these cases have been carried up on appeal by the railroad companies. Suit was also Instituted against the Columbia Railroad company, November 7, 1880, but lias not yet reached trial. The aggregate expenditures on streets and roads, Including sewers, permit work and parking, from 18(6 to 1884. were as follows: 1870-77, $403,555.20; 1877-78, $40,517.24; 1878-79, S468.443.95; 1879-80, S449.774.15; 1880-81, $452,754.08; 1881-82, 844:5,107.66; 1882-83. 8444,967.87; 1883-84, $612,680.12. Total for the period.$3.315,500.27. In 1876-77, 8101,291.04 was expended for pavement on Pennsylvania avenue bv special act of Congress and is not Included In the above figures. During the period named $99,060.71 were expended for filling grounds south of the Capitol and this is not included in the regular expenditures above. The expenditures for the water departfor 1875-76 were $117,913.53; 1876-77, 897,336.68; 1877-78, $62,624.22; 1878-79, $82,686.08; 1879-80, $166,338.18; 1880-81, S14<J,739.04; 1881-82, $101,492.68; 1882-83, SllO,. 418.52; 1883-84, $107,124.08. The collections for the water department from 1875 to 1881: From November, 1875 to November, 1876, ; 8111.497.82; 1876-77, $106,659^$ 1877-78, 898.380.24c 1878-79, $68,359.07; 1879-80, $196,409.59; 1880.81, W40.248.33; 1881-82, $115,027.64; 1882-88, 886,643.76; 1883-84, 8139,173.65. Taxes fbr the fiscal years ending June 30, 1875, to June 30, 1884, Inclusive, collected during the year ending June 30,1884, penalties included, $1.149,215.93: year ending June 30, 1883. $1,485,090.64: for 1882, $1,312,781,81; for 1881. 81,473,480.41; for 1880, $1,439,372.90; for 1879, $1,190,722.67; for 1878, 81,279,086.23; for 1877, 81,270,146.41; for 1876, ?1.388,120.72: for 18,5. $2,794,669.02. From 1875 to 1884 taxes and penalties for the fiscal year of 1872 and 1873 were collected as follows: For 1872, 831,539.63; for , 1873, $162,018.12. From 1875 to 1884 taxes and interest collected on account of "arrears of corporation"' amounted to $115,638.66. The grand total of all these collections of taxes and penalties from 1S75 to 1884 amounted to $15,397,889.45. The following amounts are charged in the revision of special assessments . against the several street railroad companies for pavement of carriageway, none of which has been paid: Columbia company, $11,257.27; Connecticut avenue and Park railroad company or tli?-lr successors, $6,665.56; Metropolitan company, $161,622.95; Washington and Georgetown company, 850,426.16: total, $235,962.16. In addition the balance due from the assessments for paving Pennsylvania avenue and other streets against the companies are as follows: Washington and Georgetown company, $76.79.42; Metropolitan company, 889.84; Capitol. North O and *outh Washington company, $10; total, $7.809.26. Affairs in West Washington. The Funeral of Mrs. Richard L. Cropley took plaee on Saturday afternoon, from her late residence, on N street. A large throng of relatives and friends followed the remains to Oak Hill cemetery, where they were interred. Six brothers-in-law of the deceased acted as pall-bearers. Rev. Dr. Stuart, of Christ P. E. church, officiated. Quarterly Report.?The quarterly report of this police precinct, commencing January 1st to April 1st, shows that in the neighborhood of 260 arrests were made during that time, which Is a falling off In the number of arrests made in the previous quarter, which was over 600. The present quarter has been unususually quiet. Condition of Water at 7 O'clock.?Great Falls?Temperature, 27; condition, 38; receiving reservoir, temperature, 40; condition at north connection, 18; south connection, 10; distributing reservoir, temperature, 40; condition at influent gate house, 18; etlluent gate house, 8. Alexandria Affairs. Reported for The Evexino Star. f Homicide.?Shortly before 9 o'clock last night James Burnett and John T. Downey quarreled in a public house, und while passing on Royal street in front of Murtagh's restaurant, on the west side of Royal street, between King and Prince streets, the dispute culminated. Burnett drew a large knife and rushed upon Downey, who shot him four times. Each ball took effect, and he fell at last from a bull that cut the heart. Downey at once went to the station house and is held for an examination. Burnett was a notorious desperado, noted for brawls, aud has been several times indicted for assaults with intent to kill or manslaughter. Downey is the son of Mr. Thomas Downey and is engaged in the grocery business opposite the market. A coroner's Jury, summoned at an early hour this morning, returned a verdict that Burnett eame to his death by the hands of Downey, after he had advanced on Downey saylug: "I'll cut your heart out." About noon Downey was brought before the mayor. Commonwealth Attorney Marbury appeared for the state, and Jobu M. Johnson for Mr, Downey. The defense suggested that as an acquittal by the muyor alone would not bar a re-examination and further annoyance, they desired three Iustlcesas an examining court, and Justices Irowti aud Whittlesey were associated with Mavor Beckham in the case. The examination is still In progress this afternoon, and will result in the release of Downey as soon ss all the testimony is heard. Funeral of ah Old Citixen.?The funeral of Mr. John Malone, a well-known land owner of Fairfax county, took place here this morning from St. Mary's church, Rev. Father l>e W olfe officiating. A number of bis friends and neighbors from the counties in the neighborhood attended. After the services the remains were carried to Baltimore to be buried there. Mr. Malone was one of the large contractors for railroads In this section before the war, and built many sections of the Manassas Gap railway. He was father-in-law of Hon. R. R. Farr, state superintendent of public instruction. Still Alive.?James Dougherty, of Washington, who shot himself here last week, is still apparently on the mend, but the physicians till think his esse very precarious. Police Report.?The only persons held at the station boose this morning, besides John T. Downey, is Leddy Haney, colored, arrested by Officer McCann as a lunatic. Notes.?The Maryland annual conference of the Methodist Protestant church will open here at the Methodist Protestant church on Wednesday. There will be about ISO members present. Rev. Dr. J. T. Murray will preside. Palm Sunday was observed at the Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran churches here yesterday.??The Traveler's Insurance company has paid Mrs. E. P. Darley $1,000 insurance on the life of her husband, who was killed at the Four Mile Run catastrophe.?Mechanics' lodge of Odd Fellows attended in s body yesterday the funeral or John H. Thompson from his late home on Sooth Fairfax street. (Telegrams to The Star. *? CABINET CRISIS AT PARIS. DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST CHINA EXPECTED. ANGLO - RUSSIAN RELATIONS LESS STRAINED. 1 alarming rl'mors altol t general grant. - AXGLO-BrSSIAX RELATIONS. A Much More Parltir Tone Apparent In the European Dispatches. London, March 30.?The St. Petersburg correspondent ol the TVmm says: "Russia's reply was ready on the 26th Inst. Berth governments desire to keep the contents secret. England proposed another frontier line. It is not known whether Russia accepts, but official circles rely upon a peaceful compromise, Great irritation is caused by the preparations In India, which, it is Stated, far exceed Russia's preparations. Everything known here points to the truth of the assertion that calm Indifference is exhibited by the Russians, except in the small military circles directly interested in the A ighan question. tub army of the caucasus. Count Vogue, brother-in-law of Gen AnnkofT, in a lettei to the Journal <i< .* TlcbtU-*, of Paris, estimates the army of the Caucasus at lOO.OOO men. He says that army could easily Ik-replaced by another army of equal strength from the western frontiers of Russia, which are unmen need. and that this army could soon reach Penjdeh by the Ashabad railway, which will be completed in a few weeks. the defense of india. C auttta, March SO.?The duke and duchess ofConnaught will attend the meeting at Ralvul Pindi and will then return to England, the duke having abandoned his intention of taking the command of & division of one ol' the army corps. Proposals are afloat to form a volunteer reserve force of Europeans and men of o'her nationalities. It is believed that 70,000 men will be lound willing to Join. FRANCE WILE DECLARE WAR. At I<R?t Drridintr on Vieorons Action Aeninwt Ctifnn?The March in Fekin to Beirin Forthwith. Lonix?n, March 30.?A dispatch from Paris to the Exchange Telegraph company says; "War will be officially declared against ?'hina to-day. Fifty thousand reinforcements will l>e at once dispatched, and a march upon ivkin will be ordered. It is expected that Admiral Courbet will bombard Canton. Le Figaro says 1,200 ?f the French troops were killed or wounded at Lang^on. Some of the papers publish articles in favor of impeaching the ministry. grew insists on vigorous action. A dispatch from Paris says: President Grevy presided at a council of ministers to-day. He Insisted on immediate action being taken for a prompt and vigorous prosecution of war with China. The cabinet decided to mobilize two divisions of troops, to l>e commanded by four brigadier generals, for immediate service in Tonquin; also to send ten thousand men to reinforce Admifal Court Kit. great excitement in france. Paris March 30.?The excitement cau=ed by the French defeat at Lancson grows apace. Rentes at once responded to the popular feeling. Soon after the oju-uing of the 1* inrse they had fallen from SO francs 32 centimes, the closing price of Saturday, to 7*> francs jo centimes. Shortly betore three o'clock there was another sharp "decline the prie? falling to 70 francs 9 centimes. Tnis decline was due to rumors that popular manifestations w. r<- bolng made outside the chamber of deputies. Stocks have declined more or less in sympathy with the downward movement of rentes. The action of the government is awaited with anxious sus|>ense, and every rumor is eagerly caught up and repeated with fre-h additions. The speedy downfall of the ministry is predicted in many quarters. Gen. Negrier, who was wounded in Friday's engagement at Langsou, has been promoted to be general of division. patriotic utterances of the press. The newspapers generally urge the country to act with energy and coolness. They exhort all men that at such a crisis party feelings and party prejudices should sink into insignificance, and that there should l>e in rtcct unanimity of sentiment in demanding that a general national efl'ort should be put forth to relieve the army in Tonquin. Orders have been Issued directln? the Immediate mobilization of all the fourth battalion of infantry. The government has decided to ask for volunteers from each regiment, and to call for 5,000 maritime conscripts. GENERAL GRANT'S CONDITION. A Reassuring Medical Report Discredited by Later Alarming Rumors. New York, March 30.?General Grant was astir at 8:30 o'clock this morning, when he breakfasted, and at 11 o'clock the following bulletin was procured from Dr. Douglas: "The general was visited at 11 p. in. I>y Drs. Shradv and Douglas. The afternoon had been a quiet one, with periods of slumber alternately uj*mi the bed and upon the easy chair. As the time of the night visit arrived the general b c:urie apprehensive that the symptom-of the preceding evening might be renewed, and requested that Dr. Douglas be sent for. The aj>prehensions were allayed by the employment of the same means as on the night before with success. but the general prelerred to remain in iiis chair so as to avoid the possibility of their recurrence from a reeuint>eiit position. The throat was attended to again at ' a. dl, and the general had altogether a comparatively comfortable night, taking his food and medicine as usual and having no renewal of his dilliculty in breathing. He has taken his usual breakfast, and is now quiet and free irom pain. Dr. Douglas remained with him in his room during the.night, but was not called upon far special service after 2 a. m." alarming rcxors on ttte strkfts. There is good ground for belief that the actual condition of Geii. Graut this morning is worse than is indie >ed by the bulletin just sent out. At 12 m. tlu .cneral, who had been sitting and reclining in his easy chair, was lifted by his servant Harrison and placed upon his l>ed, where he is now resting. At 12:1<? p.m. Mark Twain, who is interested in the firm which is Eubiishing Gen. Grant's book, called at the ouse in a coupe. He alighted from the carriage and was met at the foot of the steps bv Harrison, who told him of the general's condition. Twain did not enter the house. There is a rumor on the streets now that Dr. Douglas states that Gen. Grant cannot live 24 hours. The Mexican Congress Reassembling:. City of Mexico, March 30.?The members of the chamber of deputies were yesterday declared installed, and committees were named to advise the president and senate that the opening session of the chamber would be held on April 1st. A 8370,000 Fire In Chicago. Chicago, March 30.?A four-story briek building on Monroe street, occupied by the National Printing company and by Brudner, Smith 6i Co., paper dealers, was gutted by lire at 4 o'clock this morning, entailing a loss of $100,000. The National Printing company is a concern In which Charles R. McCouuell, "the theatrical manager, is interested. Later estimates make the loss much larger than the first one. The National Printing com- i pany loses all its presses and nearlv all of its material, which makes its total loss $ loo.ooo. Insurance, f114,000. Bradner, Smith &. Co. < now estimate their loss at $200,000, tbeir en- < tire stock having been ruined. Thev carried insurance to the extent of 8125,OOO. The total loss is fully $370,000; Insurance, $239,000. Is It Cholera? disease stongly resembmng the pestilence prevailing in a spanish province. Madrid, March 30.?A disease closelv resem- 1 bling cholera has caused manv deaths at San Felipe de Jativajn Valencia. "Fifteen |>erst ns have died within twenty-four hours of colic, with choleraic symptoms. A report has spread among the Valencians that the province is threatened with a return of the cholera epidemic, which would complete the ruin caused by the earthquakes. The people are panicstricken. Officers Stop a Prise Fight. Milwaukee, Wis., March 30.?A bareknuckle prize fight was to have taken place i yesterday between John Curry and Charles , Marsh, a short distance from this city. About j 200 persons were present, among them officers in civilians' clothes. After the fight had started the officers proceeded to arrest the gang. Moat of the latter got away, but 16 were heid at bay , With drawn revolvers, the principal* being among them. Drilling Mexican Trssps. Crrr or Mexico, March 30.?The troops are j being drilled daily and the government is making preparations to enable it if necessarv to maintain its position against President Barrios by force of arms 1 I A ? r?*u iMMtrat ti Krto. r?* fall cr the fkkry ministry kkiarded an inevitable. I/Ontv-iv. Marrh SO.?TV Pa ria correspondent if the 7>??e* oontldM* the full of Uif French "?Mnot as near and li revocable, and says It 1* tni>os*tblc t<i tonu hii I<iea of the coniu?k>u It* rtliwtll entail. Nobody, la the excitement of he moment, It able to predict who Prime Minster Ferry's successor will be. The opposition appear to Ih> Inclined to insist that an ae??unt diall be riven of what they describe an a violation of the constitution, in that war baa been made without parliament's having been askt-d lo authorize such action. Wnrdrred hr a Hrothrr Lawyer. Bli nt, Dak., March so.?The disappearance r?f Forest <}. Small, a lawyer of Haro.d, fifteen miles cast of here, \? a* solved this morning by the arrest ot .Tan>. s II. Bell, also H lawyer, of the eaine place, for murdering him last December. small had sued Bell as the climax of a aerie* of juarrels, and started for Klunt that day to try tne case. Hell also started, accompanied by Ferdinand Benn<tt.l>ut neither appeared at the su't. Next <lay Hell paid half the ihwU, saying he had settled with Small. Small has never been seen since. Ills borne was discovered In the eastern part ot the territory, and Beunett was found in the vicinity and arretted. Ha wnftuwd the crime, implicated Bell, and disclosed where the body of small could ue found. Bell and Bennett are In tall. Col. Orhlllrrf'* *>w PmKIor. hocstoji.Tex.. March so.?Mr. J. W. Mackay, of San Fraucisoo. accompanied by ex-< "ougressman Thos. P. Ochiltree, arrived here Saturday from t he east., Mr. (?chiltr??e has been appointed attorney for the New Y?>rk. Texas and Mexican railwayt and will hereafter make his headquarters in New York and Galveston. This road la principally owned by Mr. Mackay. Nrx^an ( nlholir* Indlraaat. City of Mexico, March so.?The proclamation of the minister of the interior, that the reform laws prohibiting religious professions must be strictly ol>eyed, has provoked the publication of a violentarticle in the I'mdr .Wcnco, the leading Catholic daily pa|?er here. The article ai*cuses the government of |M-r*ccutlon, and defies Presldeut Diac, buying that the Cathollo party Is composed of men without fear, and that persecution w ill awaken them from their lethargy. An Earaped Contlrt R<Taptnrr4. Baltimore, March 3?>.?George Hooper, the colored convict who escaped from the Maryland penitentiary on Friday, w as recaptured yesterday, near llelair, in Harford county. Fer Knnday'a Whlt^ Hanaa Dlnaar acolvmuia rivfk salmon weighing sixty pot'nils shipped to president cleveland. Portland, Ore., March so.?Saturday J. W. and V. Cooke, can iters, shipped In Ice bv express, a genuine t'hu salmon. weighing "sixty pouuds, to President Cleveland. It is one of the finest ever caught in Columbia river, and It 1* exacted to reach the President In time for next Sunday's dinner. SoTanty Panaeaa Drowned. a british steamer sinks a chin8k 8teaxeb in collision. SHANGHAI, March 30.?The Brltlah steamer Orestes, Capt. Webster, from Liverj>ooi for Penang, has collided with and sunk a Chinese steamer. Seventy persona were drowned. From Hall Ntreet To-day. Nfw Yokk, March ItO.?The lew week opened on the 6tock exchange with ;? feverish and inactive market. Prices at the opening were generally V'o lower than they closed on Saturday evening, the latter North western and Louisville and Nashville, while SL Paul, Lake Shore and Jersey Central were dowu \ per cent, Lackawanna was the only active stock on the list that showed a gain uf V4 i>er cent?at lOG^t*. The Unctuations have been within narrow limits, but at 11 o'cl??ck prices are generally a shade lower than at the.ope 11 inc. 1/oautng rates continue easy. Delaware and Hudson 1-04 and New York Central and Frie seconds l-12sal-*>4, Lackawanna, 1-DJ8. Sales for the first hour w ere .M.000 shares against 78,UO0 aharea uu Saturday. The Phf llip?-Shol?cr Homicide. closing arqceenls in the criminal contt. This morning In the Criminal Court, Judge MacArthur, the trial of W. H. Phillips f<?r manslaughter, in causing the death of James F. Shober by shooting htm on October 14th last, adjourned from Friday, was resumed. District Att< rncy Worthington began the argument to the Jury. The counsel for defendant, Mr. Campbell Carrlngton and Senator Butler, argued that the case was one of self-defense, and Mr. Worthington, for the government, was making the closing address, when the court adjourned till to morrow. \ Mr. Dallas and his spccessor.?Major E. J. Dallas, the chief of the dead letter office, thla morning sent his resignation to the Postmaster General. The letter from Postmaster General Vilas accepting the resignation was verv complimentary. Mr. Dallas is going to "fopeka, Kansas, to engage In the practice of law. end insisted upon the acceptance of his resignation. The resignation of Mr. Dallas g'?es into effect April 30th, at which time Mr. J. B. Balrd, who has been selected for the position, will assume charge of the office. Mr. Balrd is a man about thirty-five years of age, and has been adjutant of the state of Georgia and In charge of the public works. He is a distant relative of Senator Colquitt, and was appointed on the recommendation of Hint gentleman and ex-Aenntaf Gordon, besides the entire Georgia delegation. All MBosn."?Public Printer Konnda saya that the report that he la thinking of starting a new weekly paper her j when he is displaced from his present position is "all bosh; the worst kind of bosh." Called on the President.?Among the President's callers to-day were Senators Vance, Bowen, Blackburn, Gibson and IMph; Representatives Tucker, Dougherty, Cox. of North Carolina: Murtiii, Taylor, of Tennessee: Hender* son, of North Carolina: Neal, of Tennessee: Mln? ister S. s. Cox, Mr. Mllier, commissioner of internal revenue; Mr. Neal, solicitor of the Treasury; Postmaster General Vilas; Rear Admiral Carter, MayorGraee.of New York: JudgeTruax, of New Y'ork, and Judge Flshblate, of North Carolina. Personat?.?Ex-President Arthnr, Senator Cameron. Marshal McMichael and party ar? rived at Fortress Monroe yesterday morning, Mr. Simon Cameron. ex-Senator Davis, P. T.? Barnum and Mr. ?Jeorge Jones are also there. Senators Stanford and Sfn>oucr were registered in New York last night. Chif.f Cronin Shocked.?a fire occurred on the roof of the Boston ^tore, on Market Sj^ce, next to Saks' new building, on Saturday night. Chief Cronin was going aix>ut the roof with a brass lantern In his hand, when hi* lantern Cf.me in contact with a Mnall wire attached to the main wire of the electric lighting company. The shock knocked the chief about t wo or three feet, and had it not been for some firemen standing near he would have I"een precipitated to the ground, four stories vkiow. The firemen caught hold of him and saved him from tailing. A New Steam y'acht.?since the license on pleasure yachts was reduced It has been noticed that steam yachts are taking the place of salU ing yachts on the river. Three years ago there were but one or two steam yachts on the Poto. mac, now there are several. The steam yacht Delia was launched yesterday. This yacht 1a 30 feet long by i>K2 feet beam. The engine la of the twist pattern, -""Xti. The botler la a vertical tubuler. built at the Washington navy yard, and Is made of steel. Intended to run either in salt or fresh water, wllh a limited pressure of steam of 110 pounds. The propeller 1b of the Huflalo pattern, four tlangos.twenty-three Inches in diameter. Thla l>oat was built and is owned by John Mareonnier, the engineer atJudddi I?etweiler's. It was launched at Mr. Pasaiino'g boat house. Water street. West Washington, and was named by Mrs. Fiahel's youngest daughter, Delia, who will present the boat with a set of oolors. Locrs Rtel's Rebellion.?'The excitement In the northwest and In Ottawa over the rebel* lion In the Saskatchewan district haa Increased, On the 27th Fort Carleton was evacuated and burned by the Canadian forces, who retired to Prince Albert, feeling that they could not defend Ixtth places against the rebels. A scout w ho witnessed the fight on Thursday and wag afterward in Kiel's camp telegraphs that forty rebels were killed in the engagement and twenty-three wounded. Among the killed were a number of Montana cowl>oya. who, it Is believed, brought the cannon which the rebels possess to Duck lAke. Three of Rlel a trufted emissaries are also reported among the killed. Kiel has established himself In a rendezvous four miles southwest of I *uck Lake. Fallen fro* Grace.?For the pest two weeks the Salvation Army has been doing a brisk business In Newburyport, Mass., and muuy converts have l>een made. Among the bravest soldiers of the army have been Sergeant Charles E. Merrill and his wife, "Hallelujah Lizzie." Saturday they were arraigned la the municipal court, charged with the larceny of clothing from their captain's residence. The evidence was so strong against them that they both pleaded guilty and the Sergeant was fined 915 and costs, and his wife flu and coats. A new Theory of Gen. Grant's Diseam. In the New Y'ork Indtprndenl Prartitionrr a4 Tuesday Dr. Frank AblKrtt, Gen. Grant's dentist, will call attention to the probable share the Ssneral's neglected teeth had In causing the isease from which he is now suffering. On the 8th of November, last year, Dr. Abbott removed the upper right molar from Gen.Grant'e mouth, which had been causing him much pain. On the 14th Dr. Abbott removed the aecond and third upper right molars. All these teeth were badly decayed, coated with tartar and had been foroed three-eight hs of an Inch down trom their original positions. The com around the teeth were highly inflamed. In concluding Dr. Abbott saya: "If we take Into consideration the highly Inflamed condition of that region of his mouth^the rough surfecee of broken teeth, and the tartar covering them, Salnst which that side of the tongue was most constantly rubbing, I would ask If I am not Justified in concluding that the disease from which the general is now suffering has not had sufficient cause for its development in the constant irritants here described. For several nights the family of W. D. Hoyt, Cleveland, Ohio, bare been annoyed by a man looking in the window*. When the man appeared Saturday night Mr. Hoyt shot him through the heart, lie was an unknown mulatto. ? The ad vance of the British Jbroes ftaee Seattl to Tamal w*u be n??4a on weda*eday?