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[ Vol. 69?No 10,466. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1886. TWO CENTS.
riBLlSHEl) DAILY. Fxcoj?t Sunday,
Kcrthwwt Corner PeaiuylTaEU ATe. and 11th St^ by
The Evening Star Newspaper Company,
Tjtk evrtrrto St?r is served to subscribers in the
city by i-irn'R ">n their own ai-connt. at 10 cents per
w?ek. or 44c i-er month (".opie* at the counter, 2
cent:.' each. B> mail fostage prepaid?50 cents a
month; vaeftv. $ >. six months. :{.
[Entered at the Post Office at W ashingtcn, D. C-, as
Second-class mail matter.)
Thi wkfki.t Stak?published on Friilay?il
year, postage prepaid. Six month*. 50 cent*.
S^~A11 mail subscriptions must lie paid in advance;
Ho sent longer than is paid for.
Kates of advertising made known on application.
FT >ldijiir a Special Term in Eijnity.
The Unite. I > ite-ot Ki-.teric:! vs M AH 11N F. MOBRH
and others?No. HKlotS. Equity I*<cket.
The object of the bill of complaint in this case,
which i- filed under the Act of Congress entitled. "An
a?t ? I'pividc fur i r? t^ tiinr the int^ivstii of th?*
United state* in the Potomac Hi ver Ijats " approved
Atiirist 5. lMSti, is to e?tablish and make clear the
right and title of the Ignited State* to the land and
water af! < ted by the improvement* of the Potomac
river or it- flats. in charge of the Secretary of War.
whi< 1, land and water :u the bill itself is described
a? Item* include*! within the following metes and
H*-winning at the sontheast corner of the square
known a- s-iuare SI-nth of twelve (12). of the City of
v ;vhit:-ti i '. u: the District of Columbia. and running
thence ah>ng the east line of said square, lieinir the
w-st line "f tw.nn -sixth (2*t street, one hundred,
m iteen and six-tenths < 1 l'! 'i' teet, to the line of the
Che-ai" ike and Ohio Canal tank; thence along the
caiiai i.ank. parrtlM to and about tenilO) feet southwest
<>f .? row of .) -aiuore tree*, south fort} -nine degr>'?*
lift' -n minutes. asttS. 40? l.V E.). eleven hnnd.-d
.eienty-f- ?r and three-tenths 11174.:i > feet to a
stake thence ah'ti^ said canal bank, parallel to and
ai?.ut ten i !<> teet southwest of said row of sycamore
tree,. >nth sixty-five decrees, thirty-seven minutes
ea-t <S li.'i K.), three hnulrcd. sixty-three
and lour-tenths Ctti.5 4) feet to a -take; thence
al< nif said canal bank, parallel to and about ten
(10) feet southwest of said row (if sycamore trees.
South -ixty-i, nr degrees. eight minutes e:ist (K. t>4?
0 H' i. ). s;x hundred and sixty <tjt>0.0) feet to a stake,
thence along- said canal balk. parallel to and
?t?ut ten i lO) feet south of -aid row of sycamore
trws. north eighty-eight degrees. three minutes
rast <N. s8? 0:$' E.). thirteen hundre.1, nine and
Bve-tenth" t 130W.5) feet to a stake; thence along said
Canal bank, (cirallei to and about ten < 10) feet south of
aid row of sycamore trees., south eighty-five degrees
twentj-seven minutes east ( S. 85? 2/'E.) seven hundred.
seventy-eight and nine-tenths (778 !? feet to the
South went line of Virginia avenue, between Seventeenth
> 17th ! and Eighteenth 118th > street west, themy
alontr th< southwest line of said avenue five hundred,
sixty-two and five-tenths (V5"'.?) feet to the east line
?f Seventeenth (17th) street, thence alon* said east
line of Seventeenth i 17th) street, beinir the west line
of Ke^ervat. n three (3), ei>fht hundred, thirty-two
*n l five-tenths s:Vi.5> feet to a stake; thence alow?
the i rest of the bank forming- the southwestern
boundary of Kes. rvatioii three Ct), known as MonuKieut
tironnds, in a -s>uthea?terly direction about
twenty-thr-e hnmlr>il and forty-five (t^M.'V.O) feet to
the intersei-tiou of the ea.-terly line of Fifteenth (15th)
street with the northeasterly line of Water street,
beii.ir the - uthw.-te-n corner of square two hundred
and thirty-three c^;u;.); thence al -nsr the northeast
line of WaK r street in the southwest line of square two
hundred and thirty-three 'J.'JMt and crossing Fourteenth
114th > ntreet and Maryland avenue in the pro1.-titration
of that line eitrht hundretL ninety-four and
fonr-tenths feet to a stake near the middle of
E street south; thence to the nearest point
?>n the shore line of the Potomac River,
thence with the shore line of the Potomac
Kiver to OreenleaTs Pt>int, at the southern extremity
of the Arsenal Grounds; tbence aiomr the east side of
the Washintrton channel of the Poton.ac liiver in a
Si ltherly inrei-tion to the wharf at Oiesboro Point;
thence a. r*>-s the main channel of the Potomac Kiver
in a westerly direction to the west side of said channel
; thence alontr the west side of the Virginia channel
ot said river in a general northwesterly direction, following
the meanders of said channel to a i-oint in th>>
w?*??t side of said channel from which the southwest
corner of Kasby's Wharf bears north seventy-nine decrees
ea-t iV7!' ??<?' e); thence across said channel
in the line of the south side of said wharf, north
seventy-nine degrees east (X. 7i>? OO' e> to the
said southwest corner <>f the said wharf; thence
alontr the south si<l<- of said wnurf north seventy-nine
degrees east (N. 7'.' *K)' e.'. als-ut two hundreu. seventy-five
and eight-tenths ci75.8) feet to the southwest
line of the square south of twelve (12); thence
alontr the said southwest line of said square, one
hundred, ninety and five-tenths <1S?0.5) feet to the
southeast corner of said square, the place of betrinning
(the (leanngx refern-d to in the foregoing- description
l^imr magnetic'; and upon motion of Augustus S.
Worthington. Attorney of the United States for the
District of Columbia, solicitor for the complainant,
and agTeeab'.y to the provisions of said Act of Conjrress,
it is this tiHthday of Novemlier. 1 S8?I. Ohdereo
that all j<er?>ns ami corporations interested in the subject-matter
of this suit or in the land or water included
within the said metes and bounds or in any j>art thereof
he and they are hereby cited and required to appear in
this Court on or before the third day of January'. 1887,
to answer the bill of complaint in this case, and to set
forth and maintain any right, title, interest or claim
that any such i?ersons or corporations may have in the
premises, and that any person or corporation failing- to
apt-ear and liti-nte his, her, or its claim on or before
said last mentioned day shall be deemed forever barred
from setting up or maintaining any right, title, interest
or claim in the premises; provided that a copy of this
order shall be inserted as an advertisement in the
Evening Star and in the Washington Post, two newsStpers
published in the' City of Washington, in this
istnet, tor three week* successively, beginning on
the 29th day of November, 188?>.
n29-3w Justice.
co-operative buildlng association.
ASSETS OCTOBER. ISSfi, #701.576 16.
Monthly payments. per share.
il.UOO advanced on each share.
Subscriptions and payments on the 12tb issue of
Itock can l>e made daily from S.IIO a. iu. to 4;30 p. ui.;
a? the office of the Aasfi iatton. 917 F St., or at the
HT.th monthly meeting. WEDNESDAY, December 1st,
18M>. at T o'clock p. in.. National Rifles Armory.
Pamphlets explaining the object and advantages of
the association furnished ut>on biq licatiou.
THOJIAS si >MERV 1LLE. President.
JOHN JOY EDSON. Secretary. nti7-4t_
L ' & vauia ave. New Books and Best Periodicals.
Branch 1 14th -t. n. w. Mrs. LUCY L. HUNTER
and Mrs. E-L^ RICHARDS. _ se-Ji)
I'w From Si'rin'-'Celd. Mass.
nfi lm* 1424 New York ave.
p 7-5^ buy y?>uiT "coal and wood fr<>Sl
*" ?? JoHNS<_>N BRo'IHERS. the most extensive
dealers in the District; suj ply more families than any
ether firm south Of New > ork. Central office, 1*^02 F
st n.w othces throughout the city. Telephone connections.
Lr >s in auanUties and on margins, to suit customers.
u20-2w* Rooms 4 and 5, Kellogg Bulling.
rTaf J so W. Cottbox. J no. W. Macartney,
Irlr Member N. Y. Stock Ex.
Bankers and Dealers in Fovernment Bonds.
Deposits. Exchange. Loans. Collections.
Railr ?d Stocks and Bonds, and all securities listed
on the Lxchange* of New k'ork, Philadelphia, Boston
and Baltimore bought and sold.
A specialty made of Investment Securities. District
Bonds and ail Local Railroad,Gas. Insurance and Telephone
stuck dealt in.
American Bell Telephone Stock bought and sold. au7
Tjadies, Attention.
m'lle M. J. PRANDI, i:$0f> F ST.
Hair Dre-Min>'by the month. Special attention to
of Bridal Vail m4-Um
Brass Andirons,
brass fire sets,
portable grates.
_ 1-6 404 utli street^
The Proof Of The Pudding.
Electro Hair Restorer is the only reliable root and
h* rt< tonic 111 Xi-ti iiv tr-- from lead, sulphur or
gr? a.->e Is now ft r sale by all first-class druggists generally.
For two years the public ol t: ;a and other
Cltl>-i ha? to liitve the Electric Hair Restorer J-Ut
Upon tilen.arket.but tor i.an. reasons ?e did not. Now
ti:e puolic will 1?-abife to pnrc:.as. without the necessity
of a mouth's treatment. Wholesale and retail at
the parlors ol iirs. Dr. J. SLMMK.s Dermatologist,
3 11.? Pennsylvania ave.. i;ex: door to Palais Royal.
li I. i t*. S. ali> treated smgly or b> the
11. >iitu. slianii*.<oin*r and lLarcuttiiur. oc30-&n
/ N \ 1 I AN>' CRYSTAL DISCOYEKY* r?-st?.resgray
or fa?l. d hair 111 3 to 111-.lays to its original color and
youthful api earance. removes and entirely destroys
d;?ii.ir.itb leaving the scalp in a healthy condition.
B> ing a tonic and invigoran>r. it stops the hair tailing
out, feedlitK its r\>ol? v .ti: new lite and vitality. To
ab- w the great confident e we.have 111 Crystal Discovery,
w* vt;ll f!:rni-h gratuitously a trial bc>ttie to any one
desiring to try it. t'?!i at Depots, corner 14th and 1 or
JSd and 1> streets northwest.
For sale by all Druggists. n29
31f.n's Pine w ear !
Gentltmen who d. sire tine goods, foreign or domestic,
will i. ?tK-e our list of productions. Mauy of them
cann t b?- t.rand elsewhere, as we are sole agents for
thi- District.
L'NDLUWLAR. M.rtco, Cashmere, Balbrigg-an. Silk,
I'laui and fancy, several U-subut,- foreign
makes, our own production.
JELALF HOSE Merino. Cashmere, Cotton. Silk, plain
and fancy; the very finest that can be
KECKWEAK. All the new and popular styles. Our
foreign giMxU, made for us in Loudon.
cannot be excelled.
tiLOVES. The very N-st makers represented K;d,
etc., tor dress, street ?ear and driving.
a.l the uew styles. Fowue's,
Perm, s and others.
COLLARS AND CUFFS; several Euglish makes
niauulacturtd sp.fUiiy tor us; all
full line E. * W. goods. *
PAJAMAS. Merino, Flannel, Cotton and Silk ? *.!?
it: London for us.
All pnees are guaranteed . if the same gouds can be
bad sue-where for less we will refund the money.
Corner of 15th ami U streets north west.
nl3-wks3m shirts to Order.
\EVl lLAllON. Ei.EYA lohS, Etc.
k At,- nts for Duplex Steam Heater. Nonpareil Steam
IW Heater. Itutrier \ Blake's Heating Siiecialties,
~ L s liraves A Son's Passenger and Freignt Elevators.
?c\Xi-Sui 1413 G SlttEET N. W.
1 he ti.ld regular monthly m<H*t mw <>f this Association
t for iwynipnt of dues and advances will be held at Cosmopolitan
Hall, corner 8th and L streets northwest, on
Wednesday. December 1, 18S6. at 7 ti'clock p. m.
Shares in the 8th Issue can be obtaiLed at the meeting.
? DENNIS CON NELL, President.
DAN'L DONOVAN. Secretary. It*
t w the 7 o'clock doling of stores will )>e suspended,
and all stores will close at their pleasure on account of
the holidays. [It] CLERKS* ASSEMBLY.
" of the Stockholders of the Virginia Marble
Quarry Company will be held at the Office of B. P.
NOLAND, Esq.. in the town of Middle burg, Loudon
county. Virginia, at 12 o'clock m. on SATURDAY, the
11th tlay of December, 1886.
CHAS. P. JANNEY. Secretary.
November 30. 1886. dl-eo5t
r .^NOTICE OF dissolution]
*-3 Washington, D. C.,
^ _ Nov. 23, 1886.
The firm of MILLER Jt YAGER. doin?r business as
Commission Merchants, at . No. 911 Louisiana avenue,
in Washing-ton. D. C., has been dissolved by mutual
consent, to take effect on December 1st, 1886.
Mr. JOHN S. MILLER will settle in liquidation
dl-3f F. W. YAGER.
r_?ar* ASSETS, *71.000.000.
SURPLUS. 818.000,000.
NEW BUSINESS 188.",, 806,000,000.
No technical defense against the payment of claims.
The largest, safest and best company in the United
Endowment policies. Tontine policies. Life policies,
Children's endowments, etc., etc.
The best holiday irift for your wife.
Examine our plans, look into our business methods,
see the list of our Washington policy holders and select
the best policy in the best company in the world.
Incontestable. Non-forfeitaule.
BOWES & H ALL, Managers for the District of Columbia
and Maryland.
You can secure protection to your family in case of
your death and a competence for yourself if you live.
W rite for estimates or call at our office for circulars
and plans.
n3fr6t 1336 F st. n.w.
l'HILIP T. HALL,908 F st. n.w.
We can nrove that we can make a lietter SHIRT for
the PRICE than those who manufacture them in this
city. ii30-lm
is? National Life and Maturity Association.
The dirts tors of this association stake their j>ersonal
reputations upon the financial soundness of the
institution, but as many members seem desirous to
exercise their option to retire from the contract into
which they have voluntarily entered, the directors desire
that every advantage should be offered to such
that the utmost stretch of etjuity. without retrard to
ii.ere lesral rights, will admit. l"hey, therefore, have
voted to extend to all ineml>ers wtio desire to surrender
to the benefit of persistent members the following
terms, viz.:
If they have paid $100 or more, 75 per cent of their
payments in cash.
If tliey havej>aid less than $100, their actual payments
less $2o for the expense of placing them on the
The acceptance of these terms is entirely at the
option of each member of the association, the officers
and dim-tors havintr no option save to continue the
contract in the case of every member who so elects. If
a single member desires to continue his payments, the
association must accept them and fulfill its contract.
It all elect to do so. the association has no alternative.
Its present action is based upon th<! fact that it is
abundantly able to discharge every contract into which
it has entered, whatever choice the members may
make in the exercise of the option which rests with
them and not with the association. With tliis explanation,
the association leaves the matter with its members.
Per order of the Board of Directors.
GEO. D. ELDRIDGE, Secretary. n30-lm
ItjT unparalleled success.
Liabilities. $148,078.50.
Surplus and Interest, $20,845.79.
Total Assets, $169,524.29.
Our money is now worth ten per cent per annim? to
onr members.
We advance $1,007.50 for a payment of $13
We Pay 5 per cent per annum to those withdrawing
their shares.
Shares $1 per month, can be taken at any time and
no back dues required.
From ,?0 cents to $ 1.000 can bejiaid at one time.
1ST, at 615 7th street.
C. C. DL'NCANSON, President.
LEWIS ABRAHAM, Vice President.
^ ? FRANCIS G. SAXTON. Treasurer.
n29-3t JOHN COOK. Sec'y, tilS 12thst.
V "=> meeting of the National Jockey Club, for the
election of officers to serve during 1887 and the transaction
of other business, will be held at the Club
Rooni3. lOtli street and Pennsylvania avenue (Vernon
buildimr) on MONDAY E\ ENING. December fith. at
i 30o'clock. SMITH TOWNSHEND. president.
li-J#-it H. D. MclNTYKE, secretary.
-33 venter and manufacturer of the Home Gymnasium
and Muscle Beater, has removed his office to the
northeast corner of 7th and E streets northwest, where
he will l>e pleased to see his friends, and also *ive free
instruction to all in the use ot his inventions for the'
restoration of health. n22-lm*
LTjs social meeting of the Stockholders of the
Washington Market Company will '* held at the office
of the company in Center Market, in the city of Washington.
at 3 o'clock p. m , on WEDNESDAY. THE
FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER, 18SH, to determine
the method of raisin* the money necessary to pay the
exj?enses of the Cold Storage and other improvements
to the market; whether by assessment of the capital
stock or by placing a second deed of trust upon the
property of thecompany.and to act upon any otner subject
within the power of the corporation.
Washington, D. C\, Nov. 19, 1886. n 19-1 It
lieal Estate in all parts of the District for sale.
Renting and Collecting of Rent a specialty.
Money to Loan on approved real estate security.
lairitz's pine wool curesTfor
b & Rheumatism. Sole agents for Bandaves, WadSoaps,
Knee Caps, etc. EDWARD
P. MER TZ. 1014 F St., corner 11th. Descriptive pamphlets
mailed. n2-lm
* --? D Boyd's Directory of the District of Columbia
for 18H, is now finished, and the publisher requests
all persons who have removed since their names were
taken, or who may contemplate a change of address, to
at once inform him of the fact. Address WM. H. BOYD,
Le Droit Building, or P. O. Box 64. n3-lm
No. 60, October Term, 1886.
Henry E. Davis, Administrator d. b. n. of Philip B.
Focke, deceased. Apj>ellaut, vs. John .1. Key.
Appeal from the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.
Mr. H. E. Davis, of counsel for the appellant, suitthe
death of John J. Key, the appellee in this
cause, and moved the court for an order, under the
loth rule, to make the proper representatives parties:
Whereui>ou, It is now here ordered by the court that
unless the proper representatives of the said John J.
Key. deceased, as aforesaid, shall voluntarily become
parties within the first ten days of the ensuing term
of this c-jurt. the appellant shall be entitled to o|?en
the record, and. on hearing. have the decree reversed,
if it be erroneous: Provided, however. That a copy of
this order shall lie printed in some newspaper of treneral
circulation in the District of Columbia for three
successive we. t... at least sixty days before the beginning
of the term of the Supreme Court then next ensum*.
November 8th. 1886.
A true copy.
_P 1 S-3w Clerk Supreme Court U. 8.
f fT* JNO MuRAN,
L Jf
2126 Pennsylvania ave.
Has a la rye fori ? of good mechanics to
Attend promptly to repairs ot Latrobes, Furnaces and
llanveg. All of Bibb & sexton's and Woo<l's Baltimore
l.;itrol>es. Simond's M'tir Co. Culver Furnaces and
Buck lianges. A. Cox Stove Co.'s splendid Ranges and
Novelty Furnaces. Tin Koofintr, Plumbing, &c
W e proniise good work and lair prices. 0|<eu until 9
p.m. Telephone No. 954-2. selT7-3m
h'TvAT^1 meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY
IvN ING, December 1. liinunesii of imik>rtance.
n27-4t- J. B. DOW ELL, Sec.
^ ** Cfclisaja, Wild Cherry and Horsford'a Acid Phosphates,
is a popular and efficient Brain and Nerve
oV'i'/v L Malaria. SoldatMIL?
?fi 1 HARM AC Y, 14J9 Pennsylvania ave., in
bottles or on draught with soda water. fi5
l- W his old office and quarters, 1245 7th at. u.vr.
Office Lonra? ? to 10a.m. and
* ? P-J5- n22,m,w4s,6t
Removed to
Arlington Insurance Company's Building.
Job Work a Specialty.
oc!6 409 9th at. n. w.
pri^v eleoaxt patteexsNEW
^ E. F. BRooKS,
"< 29 5ai 15th at. n. w.
At lowsat price*. Prompt delivery and correct count,
at yard of
m34 13th and B ata. n.w.
Washington News and Gossip.
The Supplement of the Evening Star to-day
I contains the early closing movement; Congressman
Townshend; labor's critical point; Senator
Jones' new loves; our Mexican ministers, etc. The
| advertisements are classified as follows: Auction
I Sales, Educational, Ladles' Goods, Books, Family
I Supplies, Wood and Coal, Dentistry, Housefurnlshlngs,
Professional, Pianos and Organs, sewing
Machines, Financial, Medical, Gentlemen's Goods,
I Railroads, Potomac Boats, steamers, Attorneys,
I Sjieclaltles, The Trade, Undertakers.
Government Receipts To-day.?Internal reveI
nue, $244,333; customs, $785,089.
I Attorneys Disbarred.?The Secretary of the
Interior has directed that Frank A, Bidwell, of
I Mitchell, Dak., and George W. Vennum, of James^
no longer recognized as attorneys
I or agents before the interior department or any
bureau or office connected therewith.
I Forestry.?At a public meeting of the Pennsylvania
Forestry association In Philadelphia last
I evening, Mr. Bernard E. Fenrow, chief of the
I (,,v,sl0J. 1'nlted States department of
agriculture, made an address which he Illustrated
I country maps sll0wlnK the forest areas of the
I ^ Fai.se and Malicious Story About a Consul.
I Consul General Waller reports to the Department
I of State from London that he has made an lnspectfae
consulates In Great Britain, and as a
result he announces that the published story that
I ^ consul In Great Britain Is In possesI
fi?. * trust funds, which he Is unable or unwlllI
nSi1 ror; that he ,s ln social disrepute,
"Is proposed to bring his case to the
otrai^ ? ,..s majesty's minister of foreign
analrs, Is malicious and unfounded; that there Is
I district who does not enjoy the
I , !n aP3 confidence of the community ln his
I mtyaorah2 office.eSS relatlons> and sustaln ttie dltfAsked
to Resign.?Mr. Mann, deputy fifth audI
ltor of the Treasury, liasbeen asked to resign.
I Minister Manning telegraphs from the city of
Mexico to a friend ln St. Louis that If the newspaper
reports are disgraceful to his character or
S^?J?ni!leLar^ !Intruc? and add3: 1,1 caught a
se\ere cold, went to my apartment, took a stlmumo.
i Te 1)6611 confined to my bed with pneuSe^
CVer * My Phj slclai1 lu> 8tlU attending
The First Fourteen Cases of the French spoliation
claims were submitted to the court of
I Claims yesterday for decision, after argument by
I counsel. These are test cases, and Involve the
fh?eHral (inestlon of the government's liability fw
the damages claimed.
Naval Orders. Lieut. Chas. W. Raschenberger
I has been detached from the Saratoga, December
I stnieml r1 ?Ce^ on. walt,nf orders; Naval Connavv
v<irii"ivnVidetac^ed from the Norfolk
i navy j ard and placed on waiting orders.
Army Orders.?Assistant Surgeon Chas. L. Anderson
ordered to duty ln the department of Arl|
zona; First Lieut. Geo. K. Hunter, third cavalrv
appointed Inspector of certain property at the
recruiting rendezvous atcnnSatl. 7
I The Conferees on the Interstate commerce bill
did not meet to-day. Mr. Reagan received a telegram
Trom Representative Crisp saying he would
aDd the COnference was
i postponed until noon to-morrow.
The President Under the Weather.
I a slioht but annoying attack of rheumatism.
The President has been confined to his room for
two or three days by a slight but annoying attack
I of rhematlsm, and has for this reason been obliged
to deny himself to all callers except cabinet officers.
of course the public receptions will be
omitted until he Is himself again. Rheumatism is
not a new enemy to the Presfdent, althoiih thS 11
SeSrn^h he ^ been Washington.
? ? n rrV ?ver, several times whfle he
I ^ i -^loanv. The vulnerable point Is his knees,
j and he consequently takes but little interest m
I moving about. He is able to walk with difficulty
and the pain Interferes with satisfactory work1
but, fortunately, his message is in such an adI
vanced stage that its completion will not be en
raSuK w-or^* oth?
exetume work is well ln hand. The President i??
I f somewhat better to-day, but la still under
I v*wea\- f* Tbe fact that Mrs. Cleveland went
I [o ^ew ^ork yesterday Is convincing proof that
I his condition calls for no uneasiness, and Is rather
more painful than serious. * ratner
J ? ^ |
Change* in the Office*.
The President to-day reapi>oliited John E. Carpenter
as trustee of the District Reform school.
Wllllwn L. Newton, of the District of Columbia
relHov"l Ir?m his position ln the de d
I i Jvr iSf* J t?as been ln the department since
ii^br<?lda^*COme lncaPacltatea active serI
??'^aS[16s Fowler, of Tennessee a fi ?oo elerv in
the Post Officedepa'rtment, SgClerk 111
Cattle Men Demand Justice.
the president asked to exert his influence to
STAMP out pleuropneumonia.
Mr. R.G. Head, president of the international
I Range association, has addressed to the President
a letter demanding justice for the cattle interests,
and asking that something be done by the national
authorities to suppress cattle diseases. Mr
Head says: "I am empowered by the livestock
taglous bovine diseases, which, lf oi celntr^"^?
to the open ranges or die west, will sween^urer?
t re interests from the earth. 1 feel that i??
ti> rnnSi^ ^that ln J0ur forthcoming message
toCongress some suggestions may lje madetnt
Interest of legislation looking tothe ^IterSlLn!
I !.i?u contagious cattle dlseise known as
pleuropneumonia, and such sanitary mnSaSoM
as will protect the cattle lnten-sts of thP iS
States against the importation of (Sue ^S
known diseased centers In other countrw
?I would further respect^Uy sub nlSt under
the pooling system entered into bv the trunsMrta
tion companies of the United states and the
I favoritism of the rebate system trrievous
are ^n^trated on the producer fctfand
I i!i cy^uhier as well; that some combination
which compels millions who toll to pay an exorbl
tant price for one of the prime necessities oriim
impels the producer to accept for h^ Sum a
prtce which has pressed the cattle growers tothe
Ef"" *" >*??"?5?SS
! Voorhee* on Edmunds
Senator Voorhees Is reported as having given a
most decided opinion of the Edmunds-Blaine
emeute and especially of the party of the first
I part, as follows:
8lr' my opinion of that affair is that
whatever my estimate of Mr. Blaine may be Der
I se, politically spcikln^, lie was 6iDDhatipaiiv <n
the right then. Edmunds lsbraS
and tyrannical toward those whomhe^asS his
power. He is a bully toward aU who are afr dd of
him and a cowanl when com routed bv an wl.Vni nl
superior. Ills ablUtles are gream- o/e^sthnar^
I think in view ol his action toward
Uiat that gentleman treat^ mTwUh reSK
ble equanimity and consideration Th?twTr^
t^flrstor only letter that tC VerSnt ^atof
had written against Blaine. His sneaki,,o
were lUustrated when he crinmLly ^Sproachld
and extended the hand of friendship t5 tto mln
whom he sought to strike down. Hm It not K
the house of inouralng even a severer chasE
cmnstauilS" * 1)6611 pardonable ?w*?r the clr?
The Indiana Contest.
the 8 en atom hip.
Green Smith, president pro tern, of the Indiana
state senate and hold-over senator from Jennings
county, yesterday fljed In the office of the clerk of
the Marlon circuit court a petition for an Injunction
to restrain the secretary of state from transmitting
to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
the result of the vote cast for lieutenant
staUxfln The SIrXui lS^demoAafand^the
caused b> Gen. Manson accepting a federal position.
Robertson, republican, was elected lleuteathe
recent election. The suit and
Its result will have an Important beating In the
coming senatorial contest.
Political Motes.
The republicans of Boston last night nominated
ThoinasN. Hart for mayor. Mr. Hart is dresident
of the Mount Vernon national bank, and KS
rat J'eani has been a member of theWard of aldermen.
He accepted. wucr
The total vote for congressman ln Colorado was
^ rePU?>llcan, 27,732: Heed, democrat,
Murray, prohibition, 3,i>7
f he anti-saloon republicans met at Cortland. N
Y., jest'-rtlay The only politician of any prominence
present was ex-secretary lndon^t mauy
JTtE3 lu attendance. Gen. Conwa/
n 8tate committor reported that
h*8 20,000 enrolled rnpabucans. The
object of this eonventKm is to create a solid state
organization, with branches ln every county and
*tate^ No separate political nnmtBatinnit are mThe
Baltimore (4un says: It Is DronoMd to mr
ganUe Maryland dt^o^yAu^T^
Dredging Contracts Awarded, bat Proposals
for Rip-Rap Stone Rejected.
Rlttenhouse & Moore, of Mobile, have been
awarded the contract for dredging about 400.000
cubic yards of material from the Washington
channel, at 13 cents per cubic yard. They were
the lowest bidders at the second reopening of proposals.
At the first opening of bids Benson & MoNee
were the lowest bidders, but all bids were
rejected as being too high. The bid of Rlttenhouse
& Moore Is regarded as very low. similar work
was done last year by Benson & McNee for 15
cents, but they wquld not guarantee the work
this year at the same price. The bids for furnishing
a large quantity of rip-rap stone for the walls
of the tlaal reservoir have been a second time rejected,
on the ground that they were all too high.
CoL Halns has been authorized to contract for the
stone, provided he can secure It at lower figures
than were given In the bids.
Society Notes*
Mrs. Cleveland, accompanied by her cousin, Mr.
Benjamin Folsom, went to New York yesterday.
She will return to-morrow, and Mr. Folsom will
come back with her, but will return to New York
and sail next Saturday.
Senator and Mrs. Logan gave a dinner at Calumet
Place on Sunday evening to ex-Senator and Mrs.
Henderson, of St. Louis, and Miss Kate Field.
Mr. and Mrs. Helyar gave a birthday dinner party
in honor of the lady on Monday evening. The
guests were Mrs. J. D. Cameron, Mr. Frank Griswold,
of New York; Miss West, Miss Howells. Miss
Patterson, Mr. de Bounder, Count Llppe and Mr.
V. R. Berry. After dinner a gay party, made up
principally from the diplomatic corps, was added
to the others, and a delightful evening was enJoyed.
The Swedish Minister and Madame Reutersklold
gave a dinner last evening in honor of Mlhaly
Munkacsy, the Hungarian artist, who is now their
guest. Those Invited to meet him were the Secretary
of the Navy and Mrs. Whitney, the German
Minister, Judge Davis, Miss West, Miss Howard.
Miss Bancroft, Mr. Lovenorn. Mr. S. G. Ward and
Count Llppe.
The Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. Whitney
will give a dinner to Mr. Munkacsy on Friday
The countess Esterhazy is at 1025 Vermont avenue
for the season.
Mrs. Gen. Myer and daughters have taken the
house of Mr. Stllson Hutehlns on Massachusetts
avenue for the winter. Mrs. Myer has rented her
house on I street and Farragut Square to the
Misses Caldwell, of Newport, who will spend the
winter and spring here.
Mrs. Gen. Hazen Is making good-bye calls.
Senator Manderson has removed from the Portland
t o 1435 K street, the house of Senator Palmer.
He has taken the house for the winter, and Mrs.
Manderson, who Is now visiting friends In Philadelphia
and New York, will return to Washington
about the middle of December. She will receive
on Thursdays after her return. Senator Manderson
has also gone to New York and Is expected
back on the 4th.
Mrs. Gen. Beale's quiet Intimation that she
would be at home on Monday afternoon, after four
o'clock, brought together In the hospitable mansion
on Lafayette Square many or the society
people at present In the capltaL MrS. Beale has
not taken the social leadership that was hers
during the days of Gen. Grant, because of delicate
health, but her hosts of friends are hopeful that
the present Improvement in her health will continue,
and be permanent. Mre. Beale received her
guests In the large drawing room on the second
floor that ojjens Into the ball room, wearing a becoming
toilet of black silk, with trimmings oi
Jetted ornaments upon the corsage. Miss Eustis,
illss Lulu Eustls, Miss Marie Eustis, Miss Thom
and the Baroness Rosen assisted Mrs. Beale, and
Miss Mary Fremont presided at the tea table that
was set In the alcove In the ball room. Gen. Beale
and Mr. Truxton Beale were also efficient aids to
the ladles In promoting the pleasure of the guests.
Shortly after three o'clock Admiral, Mrs. and Miss
Porter arrived, and from that time until it was
almost seven the comings were constant,
and then the rooms were so pleasant and the company
so congenial that long lingering was the
rule. Mrs. Fremont, Admiral and Mrs. Rodgers,
Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. McPherson, Justice and Mrs.
Blatchford, Countess Esterhazy, Mrs. W. McLean,
Mrs. W. B. Hazen, Admiral and Mrs. Howells, Miss
Howells, Gen. and Mrs. Parke, Gen. and Mrs. Van
Vllet, Sir Lionel West, Mr. Roustan, Mr. Lovenorn,
Baron and the Baroness Rosen, Baron Zedtwltz,
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Helyar, Gen. Robertson, Mr.,
Mm. and Miss Heap, Mrs. Hltt, CoL and Mrs.
Royall, Miss "Bancroft, Mrs. A. H. Woodbury
Lowery, Mrs. Lorlng, Mrs. Laughton, Miss Berghmanns,
Mrs. chew. Com. aud Mrs. Harmonv, Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Rush of Philadelphia, Mr. W. B.
HofT, Admiral and Mrs. Queen, Gen. and Mrs.
Hagner, Miss Dodge, Mrs. Dolph, Mr. and Mrs.
Wlckllffe Preston, Dr. and Mrs. N. S. Lincoln, Mr.
John C. Poor, Miss Edes, the Misses Wharton *and
Mr. Martin Maglnnis, of Montana, were among
those present.
Those who went to the house-warming reception
of the Capital Bicycle club last evening
greatly enjoyed the occasion. The beautiful
rooms of the new and handsome abode of
the Club were decorated, lighted and thronged
from the billiard rooom on the third floor
to the wheel rooms on the basement floor,
where a generous collation was served. In the
rear drawing room an excellent orchestra played
popular airs during the early assembling of the
guests, and when the smoothly poilshed floors
were cleared for dancing, after ten o'clock, the
time changed to the rapid movement of the waltz,
galop and cotillion. The guests were unstinted In
their praise of the beautiful house and the hospitality
of Its owners, and general surpilse was expressed
at the size and conveniences of the building.
The interior decorations were rich and taste|
ful in the extreme. On the walls of the reception
room were pictures by a number of well-known
artists, who had complimented the Club by presenting
It with works from their easels, oil paintings
by Max Weyl and Mellne, and water colore bv
Hatch, Gill and Holmes, were much admired. The
donation of the latter was particularly appro{>riate
and effective. It Is a bicycling theme,
reated In a most attractive and artistic manner.
The guests upon arriving were cordially received
by a committee of ladles, wives of members of the
Club. The reception committee stood within the
wide door of the front drawing room. They were
Mrs. Rudolph Kauffmann, Mrs. George Kcnnan,
Mrs. P. T. Dodge. Mrs. E. A. Balloch, Mrs. C. G.
Allen, Mrs. W. B. Hlbbs, and Mrs. J. B. Church.
The Introductions were made by President Kllllts,
and Messrs. L. W. Seely and J. McK. Borden had
charge of the floor, some of those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kennedy and Miss Kennedy,
Miss Tiers, Mr. H. K. Wlllard, chief Clerk Youmans,
Mr. and Mrs. 8. H. Kauffmann, Dr. Jones,
Mr. J. West Wagner, Mr. Max Weyl, Mr. and Mrs.
P. T. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Howell Stewart, Mr. and
Mrs. Horace F. Clark, Mr. Charles M. Hendley, Mr.
F. B. Owen, Mr. H. 8. Owen, Mr. W. A. Kearnon,
Miss Lusk, Mr. A. M. Coyle, Dr. andT. A. Berrvhill,
Mr. T. J. Johnson, Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Schoolev,
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Tipton, Mr. J. W. Wolff, Miss
Mary Butterworth, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Graves, Mr.
Griffith and Miss Patterson, Mr. J. c. Pilling and
Miss Pilling, Mrs. c. W. Kauke, of Ohio, Mr. and
Mrs. De B. R. Kelin, Mr. and Mrs. J. q. Rice, J. H.
Blair, Chas. E. Rice, Dr. G. F. Johnston and Miss
Johnston, Mr. J. Stanley Brown, Miss Gallaudet,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Presbrey, Mr. and Mrs. D. E.
Fox, ftnd Mr. Murray Mar bury. Baltimore was
represented by a delegation of members from the
Maryland Bicycle ciuo.
Cards are out for the marriage of Mr. C. H. Randall,
of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing,[and
Miss Kate Byram, of this city. The ceremony will
be performed at the home of the bride's parents,
on Wednesday evening, December 8.
The Third Auditor of the Treasury and Mrs.
Williams are located for the winter at 25 Lafayette
Mrs. J. J. Youmans, of Blnghampton, N. Y.t Is
visiting Mr. E. B. Youmans, chief Clerk of the
Treasury department.
Mrs. coston Is registered at the Rlggs House.
Miss E. B. Johnston has taken apartments at the
Windsor for the winter.
A Home for Mormon Women*
The first controller has declined to give an opinion
as to who Is entitled to the appropriation by
congress of ?40,000 for the establishment
in Utah of an industrial honje for
Christian women and children who have renounced
polygamy. The home is to be controlled
by a commission consisting of the
governor, the suprewe court of the territory and
the U. 8. District attorney. An organization already
in existence In Utah named the Wo wen's
Christian Industrial home association chartered
by the territorial legislature claims to
be entitled to the benefits of the
appropriation. The first controller declines to interfere
on the ground that the matter Is not within
his jurisdiction, but is in charge of a board responsible
to only the President and Congress. He
expresses an unofficial opinion, however, that the
established home Is not entitled to the appropriation.
An American for Prince of Hulgaria.
* The London Standard says it Is seriously proposed
at Sofia to nominate an American as & candidate
for the Bulgarian throne.
Two hundred and sixty men were discharged
from the department of construction and repairs
in the Brooklyn navy yard yesterday.
Speaking of home rule in Chicago yesterday
John Flnerty said the only way to get ft was to
fight for it, and if England and Russia go to war
the Irish will aide wltn England's enemies.
A compilation of special reports from twelve
southern states during the quarter ending
December l shows a remarkable development In
various industries.
The agents of all the transportation companies
of Norfolk, Va., have received a circular letter from
Mayor Myers, giving them until the 15th proximo
to suspend all Sunday work on their lines or suffer
the penalty of the law.
The Great West Wakes Up as Wide
About tbe National Drill as Does the
Throughout the east the national guards are
gradually taking hold of the National drill In their
serious and practical way. The better drilled organizations
are alreaiy writing for "points", and
making entries. All through the southwest the
Interest has already been shown by numerous
entries of the best drilled companies. This morning
the managing secretary received another letter
from San Antonio, stating that the "Champion"'
liifle company of Texas had organized its
team and was already going into drill. The letter
"After January 1st the team will go Into barracks
and drill twice a day. The Rifles will bring
the best drilled body of men that ever left the
state of Texas, and their record of last August
(when they were beaten by only one-half a point
by the Houston Light Guard for the National
championship) tells what they will do next May at
Camp George Washington."
This morning's mail also brought a letter from
Capt. Ford, of the Chicago Zouaves, who says:
"I want to put my boys in the best shape, as we
are already very serious about going east next May.
With kindest recollection of Mobile, and fond expectations
from our trip to come, I am, etc."
By t he same mall comes cheering news from the
Toledo Cadets, of Ohio. "This entry," Secretary
De Leon said to The Stak reporter, "Is one of the
most desirable. The Cadets and Columbus Governor's
Guards (already noted In Thk Stak) are truly
representative corps <V elite like the Detroit Light
Guard, Milwaukee Light Horse and Louisville
Legion. They are the only two companies in Ohio
shown on her roster as keeping up separate organization
out-side of the thirteen regiments. As for
the Chicago Zouaves," the secretary added, "I remember
one feat of their's at the Mobile drill,
Capt. Ford notes, which will astonish the civilians
here. They made a portable fence twenty feet
high, and at a run charged it and made the'escalade'
In perfect form, oh, yes; the Busch Zouaves
took first prize at Mobile, but prizes are
changeable, and the 'escalade' standi unrivaled,
I believe."
This morning's mail also brings letters from
Capt. Cooke, or the St. Louis "chevaliers," a noted
organization, combining Infantry, templar and
zouave drill, who proposes to bring a great
"team." A similar organization from Springfield,
Mo., will probably attend the May drill also; and
the Tread ways, Rainwater Rltles and Branch
Guards, are so far spoken of as representing St.
Louis in infantry drill.
samples of the long-talked of drill envelopes
have arrived, and they certainly show very creditable
work, and promise to become very popular,
as soon as put upon the market. It is understood
that two import ant tlrms will soon add them to
stock of stationery for public use; and also copies
of the artistic official letter head, reduced to note
Marriage Licenses. ? Marriage licenses have
been Issued by the clerk of the court to Wm. Frederich
and Francis G. Marsh; Edward Y. Davidson
and Ella G. Jordan; John R. Munday, of Loudoun
county, Va., and Mary D. Goodrlclu James T.
Hoffman and Martha B. Mills, both of Hanover
county, Va.; Richard Burkley and t^uinan;
John R. Henry and Emma F. smedley.
Affairs in West Washington*
Burglaries,?The residence of Mr. Phillip Tavenner,
near Drovers' Rest, was entered night before
last by raising a window, and the clothing of
Mr. Tavenner and his brothers were robbed of two
watches valued at $40 each, a gold locket valued
at $13, a gold toothpick valued at fl.50, and $9 in
money, making a total of $103.50. Daniel Harrington,
keeper of the receiving reservoir, reports
that his house was entered on Monday night and
a watch stolen valued at $15.
The Steam Packet Wagner Burned.?The
steam packet H. G. Wagner was destroyed by Are
on Monday night on the eight-mile level of the
canal. The fire originated near the boiler. The
amount of the loss Is about $4,000.
Coal by Canal.?During November 428 boats,
carrying 48,0*22 tons of coal, cleared from Cumberland
on the canal, The revenue from these shipments
was about $11,000. The total shipments
by canal to date for the year are 293,288 tons, and
it is estimated the shipments will reach nearly
300,000 tons. The total shipments last year were
nearly 400,000. During April and May of this
year, owing to the mining strike and canal breaks,
no coal at all was shipped. The monthly average
was above that of last year.
Temperature and Condition op Water at 7 a.m.
Great Falls, temperature, 30; condition, 6. Receiving
reservoir, temperature, 42; condition at
north connection, 5; condition at south connection,
4. Distributing reservoir, temperature, 44;
condition at Influent gate house, 9; condition at
effluent gate house, 30.
Alexandria Affairs*
Reported for The Evening Star.
Washington Parties in Alexandria.?Alexandria
has two uses for Washington, one as the legal
home of Washington corporations under Virginia
charters, and the other as a resort of colored clubs
which pass the night here In revelry, considerable
disorders have recently occurred, and, strong
representations having been made to the mayor
on the subject, it Is probable that an addition to
the ordinances of the city will be made by which
a police permit will be required here, as in Washington,
before holding a public entertainment,
bail or dance.
Declsion.?The Fanners' and Mechanics' Savings
bank of this city failed In 1876 with $5:i,0(?}.?3 of
its deposits unpaid, but in its liquidation so far it
has paid 61 per cent. The directors^ Robert Bell,
Jr., C. Francis, W. Cogan, A. Jamieson, John W.
Stewart, Lewis McKenzle, Lewis Stein, John P.
Agnew, J. c. Graham and J. Tacey* were sued as
Individuals by Mr. John Marshall, and the assets
have passed through two receiverships. Judge
Keith decided at Warrenton that the directors
were not liable for any of the debts of t he bank.
Notes.?The special term which It was expected
Judge Keith would hoid here this week has been
Indefinitely postponed. Robert Jasper, a wellknown
citizen, was brought home from Waterloo
yesterday with a broken arm. He had fallen
while working as a carpenter on the new brick
sheds. Pank Timber-man lost two fingers on
Tuesday at the canal brick yards. The mavor
has fined Samuel Thompson $20 for concealed
weapons and disorder at a ball, Ellen Lucas $3 for
disorder at a ball. George Geary has been sent
to jail for not restoring money found.?Of the
fourteen Alexandrians engaged In the ministry
away from their native home one, Rev. R. m. Lockwood,
died in the Georgia M. E. work yesterday.
He was the son of the late Aquila Lockwood, who
formerly carried on the dry goods business on
King street, opposite Market alley, in a frame
building long since torn down. Mr. Henry Brengle,
the well-known confectioner, who has been
suffering with his eyes for some time, has gone to
Baltimore for an operation on them.
Extending' the signal Service*
lieut. powell to take charge of the u. p. b. b.
weather bureau.
Lieut. Joseph S. Powell, of the signal service,
who has been connected with the weather bureau
here since 1879, has been detailed* to duty at
Omaha, to take charge of the organization of the
meteorological service of the Union Pacific railroad,
in conjunction with the weather bureau or
the signal service, it is proposed to have thirty
stations connected with the road, and when they
are once in working order they will be of great
benefit to the public, and the signal service. The
railroad did not officially request the detail of a
signal officer to assist In the work, but an intlma!
tlon that such detail would be of benefit to all
concerned led to Lieut. Powell's being assigned to
the duty. Information has been received at the
signal office here that the Northern Paclflc and
Canada Pacific roads contemplate the establishing
of similar meteorological service, and t hey will be
aided in every way possible, although the scarcity
of officers prevents the detailing of an officer
especially for the purpose. It Is said that the
success of the weather service will be greatly enhanced
by these systems working in conjunction
with It, and that when they are In working order
it will be Impossible for a cold wave or any declded.change
of that kind to pass the Mississippi
valley without Immediate and timely warning.
The telegraphic facilities afforded by the additions
are regarded as highly advantageous.
Why He Was Defeated*
representative halsell gives reasons fob the
result in his district.
Representative Halsell was explaining to a Star
reporter, to-day, the cause of his defeat in the recent
canvass. He said: "I could have been
elected, but ahother democratic candidate took the
field. He had a few friends among the delegates,
who withdrew from the convention and held a
bogus convention. They put him In nomination.
I wrote to him proposing to submit the question
between us to a primary election In the district,
and that the democratic voters should decide
which of us should run. He refused that, and
then I proposed to submit the matter to the state
committee. He refused that, and as I was not
willing to be responsible for the party's defeat, I
withdrew from the race. That man was defeated
by 1,007 majority, the first time our district has
gone republican. But the democrats were not
willing to elect my opponent, because he was not
nominee "
Judge Halsell added that there was a good deal
of democratic dissatisfaction in Kentucky, growing
out of the disposition of federal patronage.
"Men," he said, "who were disappointed about
office were disgruntled."
The Hennepin Canal Bill*
representative lawi.tr has hopk8 op its passage.
Representative Lawler was at the Capitol today.
He is quite hopeful about the Hennepin
canal bilL Said be: "A committee of us will wait
on the President to-morrow and urge him to recommend
in his message the passage of the Hennepin
canal bill, we hope he will see proper to do
so. Competent engineers have surveyed the route
and are ready to report. Yes, I believe we can get
a majority in the House for the bill. Home of
these fellows that have been defeated will vote
with us now." The bill is the first unfinished business
on the calender of the whole House, and its
friends hope to pass It. in order to do so they
will have to command a majority vote.
Ex-Secretary ( handlrr on their Political
and Personal Kelaliom..
The Boston Herald prints to-day a letter from i
ex-secretary Wm. E. Chandler, correcting some |
statements made In the paper on Novernl er is, m
an article on "Arthur as ITesldent." Among other
thlnors, Mr. Chandler says:
"The assertion Is made at length, and In various
forms, that 'Mr. Blaine determined to remain at
the head of the State department or to be turned
out.' 'The Secretary of state supposed that he
had succeeded, and that Mr. Arthur would not
dare disturb him.' 'The Immediate quarrel wit h
the President, which led to his quitting the cabinet,
arose from a breech of good faith regarding
the instructions given to Mr. Trescott.' 'Soon
. .t' j,-"'^ne was forued to resign on account
?* opinion between himself and
the President In his South American policy.' 'From
tnat time on Mr. Blaine and his family w**re strangersatthe
White House.' This enmity was Intensified
by the result of the last presidential election,
and Mr. Arthur and his friends were accusal
of covertly assisting, by their indifference at least,
the triumph of President Cleveland.'
"This Is nearly all a tissue of falsehoods. The
resignations of t he members of the Ciartleld cabinet
were all placed in President Arthurs hands
immediately after he took the oath of office, before
tneittrf Justice, on the 'J2d day of September,
1*81, In the Vice President's room, while President
Garfield's remains were lying in the rotunda of
the Capitol. The President asked the several gentlemen
to remain in office until there could be
fuller conference. The next day the funeral procession
started for Ohio, but President Arthur remained
behind. Before leaving Washington, Mr.
Blaine asked the President at what date lie would
probably be rele.is?-d from the State department,
and the latter replied tint he desired Mr. Blaine
to remain until the Yorktown celebration of < Eloper
lftth should b>' over, and the entertainment of
the French and merman visitors should be completed.
Mr. Blaine, of course, consented to the
President's wishes. Afte.- the foreign visitors had
departed, which was about tlie middle of Novem- I
ber, Mr. Blaine stin remained to a>si-t in the prep- '
arationof so much of the President's message as
related to foreign affairs, soon after Congress i
convened, during December, and on the dav on
which Mr. Frelingliuysen had >ignltied that he d-sired
to commence his official duties- Mr. Blaine left
the department.
"During all this period I saw Mr. Blaine frequently,
and he conversed with me freely. He
manifested to me 110 desire whatever to remain in
President Arthur's cabinet; he sUniih-d no such
wish to the President. considered a change
natural and Inevitable. The President, furthermore,
urged him to accept the appointment of
minister to Englai d, which Mr. Blaine declined
with thanks, and they parted in a friendly spirit.
I remember that Mr. Blaine >ald to me that lie did
not feel able to keep up such an establishment in
London as he would desire to maintain. He wrote
a note to the President in connection with his declination
of the mission, which mav, perhaps, be
found among President Arthur's "papers, or Mr.
Blaine may have a copy.
"The differences touching some features of the
South American policy happened after Mr. Blaine
left the cabinet, the principal one of a personal I
character being between Mr. Frelinghuysen and 1
Mr. Blaine. Even this, I think, never ;imounted to 1
a total suspension of intercourse. Mr. Blaine had
given a public reception at his house to the new
secretary; but after a time hospitalities ceased,
though I think mutual calls by card were never
abandoned. Between the President and Mr. Blaine
personal relations and an exchange of hospitalities
were kept up. Even when the differences on
the South American policy were at the warmest
point, Mr. Blaine dined at the White House, and
the President dined at Mr. Blaine s. I am quite
sure that Mr. and Mrs. Blaine were Invited to the
White House two or three t imes during t he winter
of 1884, and that the President dined at Mr.
Blaine's as late ;is March, 18*4, within three
months of the national convention.
During the canvass for the nomination in the
spring and summer of ism, manv sharp savings
were In circulation, and the President was much
disturbed at times at the reports of some of them
and Mr. Blaine may have also been irritated, but
personal relations \tere never terminal <*d. As lai e
as last spring, when Mr. Blaine finished his
"Twenty Years of Congress," he sent the two volumes
to Mr. Arthur with a kind inscription, and
they were accepted by a friendly note.
the snub to edmcnds.
"In truth there is much less bitterns, certainly
much less personal discourtesy, prevailing among
public men who are rivals than our prolific and
reckless newspaper writ-re would have th<*r
readers believe. Everything which does happen
is magnified or distorted. The Herald of Saturday
last states that I did not speak to President
Hayes on the late runeral occasion. This is untrue.
I greeted him resist full v. The refusal of
Mr. Blaine to accept Senator Edmunds' hand Is to
be regretted. Mr. Blaine's assigned reason was
that two days before there had been made public
a letter, written by Mr. Edmunds in the spring or
1885, which impeached Mr. Blaine's personal integrity.
Mr. Blaine had the ritfht to draw this
Inference from the letter, but, considering the
surroundings, he should have reciprocated Mr,
Edmunds' salutation."
Contesting' Representative Glover's
Congressman John M. Gloven arrived In St.
Louis yesterday from Washington, and was immediately
served with a copy of the notice and petition
of Nathan Frank's contest for his seat in the
Fiftieth Congress. The face of the returns from
the district which Mr. Glover and Mr. Frank contested
gave the former a majorttv or 100. Mr
Frank claims that he was actually elected bv a
majority of 500 votes, and would have received
the certificate of election had It not been that the
following frauds were committed on election day:
Non-reinstatement of the legal voters ujion the
registration lists; the counting out of legal votes,
and the counting of illegal ballots cast for Mr
! >
Millionaire .llorgnn's Will.
A peculiar investigation i.ik ely to follow the
scit ok the heiks-at-i.aw.
A telegram from New York, Novemb?r 30, says:
The Morgan will trial will begin before the court
of appeals the end of this week. It will be the
suit originally brought against the late Mrs. Mary
Jane Morgan by the heirs-at-law of her husband,
Charles Morgan, who died in 1879. Shortlv l> -fore
Mr. Morgan's death he divided among certain of
his heirs property to the amount or $0,000.000.
This property was given in equal shares to his
wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Morgan; his daughter, Mrs.
^uintard; his daughter, Mrs. Charles A. W hitney,
and liis grandchild, ltiehard J. Morgan, sou of
Charles Morgan, jr. His will, dealing with the
remainder of the property, bequeathed slmplv all
his estate to the helrs-at-law. His daughter-inlaw,
Mrs. Henry Morgan, and her children, and t he
heirs of Mrs. Harris, another daughter, Immediately
brought suit. They claimed that the division
of his property berore death was the result of
undue influence, and claimed that the sums so
given should be returned by the recipients and go
with the rest of the estate, subject to the general
accounting, and should be divided according to
the laws of the estate.
Mrs. Morgan's sole desire was that her husband's
wishes should be strictly carried out. Had the
JO,000,000 been put with the rest of the estate and
divided as the contestants wished, her own share
as widow would have been largeroy some $500,ooo
than It was according to her husband s disposition
of the property. She at once replied to the suit
and the case has been dragging its way tliroturh
the courts. In Jul}', 1SK5, Mrs. Morgan died intestate.
Her heirs-at-law are Mrs. William Moir
Mrs. Charles Phelps, sisters; Mrs. J. Ne\ mour and
Thomas Newcomb, children of Sarah Newcomb, a
sister, and S. S. M. Sexton, a brother of Mrs. Morgan.
These are all directly interested in the decision,
but if they lose their stdt thev wllL curiously
enough, be pecuniarily benefited unless their lawyers'
fees run above $500,000, which Is not likely
If they win they will get nothing and will probably
have still larger legal expenses to pay.
When this matter is positively settled one wav
or another It is the purpose of the administrator
of Mrs. Morgan s estate to see whether something
can not be extracted from the Kev. Nathaniel \\.
Conkllng, who, It is claimed, obtained such influence
over the widow soon after her husband's
death that he received from her upward of
$1,000,000 flrst and last, without giving therefor
any consideration whatever. When Mr. Morgan
died the Rev. Mr. Conkllng preached his funeral
sermon. He then lived in an unostentatious way
in east 34th street, and was pastor of the church
at Madison avenue and 29th street. Soon arter
Mr. Morgan's death his acquaintance with the
widow began, and before long ne was the owner of
the house No. 55 east 34th street, which was purchased
for him by Mrs. Morgan for $5*' 500. she is
said to have spent $45,000 additional in ftttlutf it
up for him and dec-oiatlng it. she is said to have
given the clergyman various large sums of mooey
and to have sent him and his family, consisting of
a wife and three children, on a tour to the Pacific
coast at her expense.
Finally. it is stated that Mrs. Morgan capped the
climax of her generosity to the clergyman/who
had left his pastorate in 1881, by presenting him
with $000,000 in United States bonds. The story
goes that he carried these bonds away from her
house In a cab and soon afterward went to Europe
returning therefrom only alter the death of nLJ
"I am reminded," said William Moir, Mrs. Morgan's
administrator, "of the Wllson-Moen case. I
think, moreover, It is a duty we owe to the community
to investigate Mr. conkiing's Influence
over the widow." ^
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Railroad Officer* chaboco With Conspiracy.
Warrants were issued in New Haven, Conn.,
yesterday lor the arrest of stacey B. Opdyke.
superintendent of the New Haven and North amnion
Railroad company, and Wm. H. Wallace. a?
slstant superintendent of the consolidated road,
tor conspiracy against. Thomas Meaghey, of New
Haven, a former employe of both companies.
The conspiracy consisted of the blacklisting or
Meaghey by both superintendents.
The treasurers ? the city or Winchester and
Frederick county, have refused aUunteBcf
coupons in payment of state I
: ...}A T . _%
Telegrams to The Star.
the knights and anarchists,
The Matter of the American Mail Contracts.
The Chiraeo AwM'inblir* I?rn) That a
Siew Trial be ?. ran led.
Chicago, Dec. 1.?A joint meeting of the KnlgMs
of Labor district assemblies ti* and r>7?which
have a memlwrship of about sixty thousand, and
Include all the knights In this city and county?
was held last niclit to take action con?"ernltikr the
trial and sentence of the condemned anarchists.
District assembly ^4 recently passed resolutions
on the subject, and asked No. " ? to endorse them.
The lat ter body decided that the subject was of
such importance that a Joint session of both assemblies
should be held, at which all the Knights
of Ltbor of Cook count y sh'tild be represented.
About 400 Knights were present, and the following
declaration of their attitude on the verdict
was agreed to, with only a few dissenting voices:
"We believe that the verdict In the recent trial,
condemning seven men to death and sentencing
one to 15 years Imprisonment. was an outrage ou
common Justice and an assault on tr?-e speech and
t he right of t he people to peaceably assemble for
the discussion of their gnfvan>x>s! We believe i
that then* is an ever-increasing sentiment among
the common people of this country that our courts
of Justice are too frequently manipulated In the
Interest of wealth and power, and that those who
are poor are frequently outrag'M In our courts In
th -name of law. BelieUug that the late trial
was conducted by the pro?-cut ion with malice and
prejudice?utilizing as it did Informers, dlsrepu-|
table Hnkertons and perjured Gl liners and a bal- ;
lid who declared that he would not summon any i
one as a juror who In Ids opinion was not In favor i
of hanging; we, therefore, express lb# that j
the supreme court of the state of Illinois may
grant a new trial, so that the ever-growing con\
let ion among the common iwople, namely, that
the courts of law are only In the interest or the
rich, may not find additional proof In this instance."'
Robber* Torture nn Old nam
AX AO til LA t>V.
St. Louis, Dec. 1.?a special fmm Little Hock,
Ark., says: "At Huntsvllle, Bradley county. Ark.,
last week. thr?-e maske<l men went to the house of
Stephen Pierce, an old and ie? hie man, and hanged
him until he was nearly dead, hoping to discover
the hiding place of a little money he was believed j
to possess. Mrs. Pierce, the aged wife of the victim,
recognized one robber, and told him so, j
when he made at her and received a blow in the ,
face from the old lady with a corn knife. Mrs. )
Pierce escaped from ihe house and aroused some
neighbors, who arrived in time to save the old
man's life and cause the robbers to beat a hasty
retreat with only eighty cents of his money. They
have not yet been arrested.
Had a Right to JIake Another Entry*
a decision of great interest to bomesteaders
Chicago, Dec. l?A special from Laramie. Wv- j
omlug. says: one of the most Important .decisions !
ever rendered in this territory was delivered lien*
yesterday by the Hon. Jacob B. Blair, sitting as)
United States Judge In the case of the 1 nlu d i
States against Jab z B. Simpson, Indicted at this ]
term of court and held here tor perjury on two
counts. Simpson had taken up a homestead entry
in the state of Wisconsin, and afterwards com- i
muted It to a cash entry, lie afterwards moved to !
this territory and entered a homestead here and in
proving up, swore t hat he had never made a home- ;
stead entry prior to the one made in this territory, !
and the point Involved in t he case was whet her or !
not the homestead entry In Wis--onsin, which he j
afterwards commuted, exhausted his rights under
the homestead law. In an Instruction given to
the jury by Judge Blair be decided that Simpson's
entry In Wisconsin did not exhaust his rights
under the homestead law, and by re-entering In
this territory he did not cainiuit perjury, 'ihe decision
meets wlrh general sat 1st action.
Two Railroad Jlen Killed.
Chicago, Dec. L?a 77me* special from Mason
City, Iowa, says: Engineer David Blackwood and
Fireman Clias. oust wen- killed by the colliding of
two trains one mile west of Darker yesterday, a
number of passengers were Injured, none fatally,
Pardowd by Gov. Gray.
Chicago, Dec. L?A special from Indianapolis
says: In 1879 a clever scheme to defraud Insurance
companies of $50,000 was exposal In Evausvllle,
the "dummy" v\ ho had been dropped fn>ui an Ohio
river steamer into a convenient oarge having
"blowed" on the perpetrators. The principal
mover was Julius A. Coleman, theretofore a prominent
and respected iu< rchalit. Coleman In 1*M
was convicted and sentenced to the Jeffersonvllle
penitentiary for seven years. In 18*4. with several
others, he effect ed his escape, and tor two
years wandered over the country from Canada to
Mexico^ without b"lngsu8j??ftecl anywhere. Tln*d
of this life, last spring he returned to Indiana, :
astonished (governor Gray by walking Into his
office in this city and saying he wanted to go back
to Jeffer onville and serve out his time. Yesterday
Gov. Gray pardoued him.
Suspended from the t liirago Hoard off
Chicago, Dec. l.?Willis P. Dickinson, a member
of the board of trade and a former employe of the
defunct Arm of W. F. Harvey tc Co., has been suspended
from the board of trade for eight weeks on
the charge of dl-honest conduct toward his former j '
employers. The charges against Mr. Dickinson
were pivferred by F. A. Crittenden, who was the
receiver for and a former partner in the firm by
whom Dickinson was employed. Both Mr. Crittenden
;;ud Mr. llarvey were last month suspended
for sixty days each on the counter-charges
brought by Mr. Dickinson. 1
Three Rodie* \V untied Akhore.
Chicago, Dec. L?A Timr< special from White- 1
hall, Allch., says: Three oi the bodies of the crew
of t he schooner L. J. Conway have been washed
ashore, one Is that of Charles McGraw, or Sheboygan,
Wis. (?eorve Gootem, oi M uskegon, found I
at Whisky creek a ixnly supposed to lx- that of E.
M. Kensmann, and one was found at Flower creek.
The bodies were found three miles apart, all
Dikuuion In I..abor'? Ranks.
jersey gt.assblowers reitse to htkikb and 8ubRENDER
Philidki.puia, Dec, 1.?An important leature has '
entered into t lie controversy between the green
glass manufacturers and blowers over t he abolition
of the apprentice system. On Monday night 1
meetings of i ue local assemblies ol glassblowcrs
were held In Clayton, Mlllvllle, SalPin, Woodbury,
Williamstown and Glassboro, N. J., when It was
decided that they would not strike, as ordered by
the executive board of District Assembly No. 14*.i,
Knights of Labor, but would surrender their !
charters rather than do so. These blowers are
working with apprentices and under a reduction
In wages or 5 per cent, according to an agreement '
entered Into with the manufacturers some weeks !
ago. The representative charters of the six assemblies
were sent to the general secretin?", clias.
H. Lltchman, at the general headquarters, this)
city, yesterday. It Is stated taht these assein- I
biles propose tormiug a new association, and in
future they say that they will not allow any one to
work in a New Jersey factory who has violated an
agreement made at the compromise settlement
last month with the employers, on the other
hand the officers of District Assembly 14? declare
that these blowers, numb ring bet ween 500 and
000, will be ostracised aud blacklisted b\ all members
ot the league lit good standing, and will not
be allowed to work outside the limits of their
To Tax Bookmaker* ti,?Mtlear.
8t. louis solon's trying to get even fob thib
losses at the races.
St. Louis, Dec. 1.?The ordinance imposing a
license of $2,000 per annum on bookmakers and
pool sellers was recommended to the municipal
house of delegates for passage last night by the
ways and means committee. Mr. Fox thought that
the matter ought to be laid over for a w??k to give
the subject thorough consideration. Messrs.
Cokeley, stone, Wenzllck and Brueggemann
thought the bill ought to be passed at once, it for
nothing else but to correct the morals of the city.
Mr. Brueggemann said that ho was a victim of the
bookmakers' greed at the spring meeting,and knew
that other members of the assembly were In the
same boat. He felt that the bill ought to be
passed. Mr. Marriott was also of the opinion that
the bill ought to be laid over, ho thai the matter
could be Investigated. He dkl not think that a
high license on tue Ijookmakers would correct the
morals of either the young or old men. Mr. Mona.
ban was in favor ? the, licensing of the bookmakers
and pool sellers, but did not want to discourage
the business if it was necessary to the
success of the races. Mr. Waters was of the opinion
that some of the members were sore on account
of "that Irish Pat matter," and wanted to
get even with the bookmakers. He was of the
opinion that the bill ought to lay over for a week.
Before any action on the matter was taken the
bouse adjourned.
Completing the trrand Wi Q?dn Jury.
New Yore, Dec. L?Thirty-five of the talesmen
announced as having been drawn In the panel of
fifty for to-day's Inquisition to obtain a jury for
the trial of ex-Alderman Mcquade were present In
the court of general sessions to-day when the proceedings
began. Ton jurors hare now been obtained,
and the work of getting two other men
to complete the list waa begun.
?lr. Theodore ThoMita Iteiermtned tm I
HiUnulai IH?
St. Lorm, ivv. l.-Theodore Thomas, a* mn<4.
^al director and president of the National American
Opera ownpany, has de-icW-d to *o to New
yorl: the tatt**r part of th1< week t*? twet the
board of directors ?>r ihe company, to w hich hi
? 111 make all official report of the Ume. KurschMa
ll trouble. Mr. Tbomaslsdcienidrcd that he
will make a strong stand a?ratu-t what he calls
f lie "tricks ot the star" system. lie s*t,i .ast night:
"It au Institution like tin- American opera ?s>mpany
depend-on the caprice-<?f any on** min >>r
woman, It Is belter to stop now titan to submit.
I think 1 have a right to speak altouf ptD|*r organizatlon
aud discipline. for 1 only ask ol <it tiers
tlist which I rlg?dl\ iilwrtr my<?*|f. No one h ih
ever known me no*- minute late tor rebersai or
lor performance, or to lake the least Ilbem that I
have n<?t allowed toothers tinder my direction. I
enforce thesaiuedl-' ipd'ic u^iand-how th< -amn
rights to one and all aUk>\ An Inst It ullun Uk?%
tin* American<tpera can onlv l?e curled ou on tli*
strong principles which I consider the seen* of
oprattc sticceaa?love he ail and respect lor one
WR. TTfO* *S WJII KF'liA' iv not sr?TU*w.
Theodore Thomas Kt 'lted tor New Vork tills
morning. Before bis departure he st.t.M that he
had decided that Mine. Fur-ch-Madl's ?Vmn'IinI<?
should extend over one hit*, and t hat ir the t?oard
of dim-tors ,ii(| not siist.Un his action he would resign
trom t he presidency ot i he > >inp tny.
I.%DV t oi i? mm.
* ??* Tell* Nonte \ cr| I>Hiuntliic Title*
on llrr I oruter flUirr**.
London, I><v. 1.?The he.irliig of the campb-ll
divorce suit was resumed to-day. H??sa Itear, formerly
ladys maid to the plaintiff, testified for the
defense, she said the luike ??t Marlborough (nw
qmntly visited Lady Colin t'amnticll. He u-ually
eatne In the af'eriioon and was shown totbedraw*
lug-room. WItui'N- nev t saw . u\ lainlliarit v between
Lord Colin timplell aud Mary Wat .son.
Lady Colin had Inst meed witness n<tf to leant
let rem to her mistress in the hall, but to take
them to her. Some of the letters witness carrl?d
to plaint iff I hi1 latter buni?d; oi hers she placed in
a box under her lied, in .lun?', iwj. I. t.fj t'olln,
who w is at the titn* In tie- company of Ladr
Miles, called Wltll'^IW. I.idv Miles I old Millie-- -he
had blackened her raisins'character and must
leave, and that II she dl<l noi go at one?the pullce
would be called to put her out,
L*idv 4'oilu gave her no, four ouU 1?. mg due as
wages, and told witness to tell the >*t\ ants in e\.
planation of her departure that her fat her was in
and she was going home. Lady rolin added, witness
said, ihat -he considered witness u slsier and
not a servant and ki--vl her good-bv>?, saylug It
w as ixird t'olln * ampiNii w ho had disuii ||?T,
Wit tie?.bad {Misted letters <1 dl> t<> the |tuk> of
Marlborough, she sometimes to>k them to hw
Lvov coirs K?:nr i.at* noins.
LadvColln used to leave ih " house at ? oVhw*
In the evening and rel urn as late an a o'clock on
the following morning. On some of tli ?* ? a,
slons witness would mwiipmiv her tnl-in'-s a
short dl>t?nis> from the 'louse and i Ivn !? told io
return, on these . \|?edltlons l.ady t'olln usually
carried along a felt hat c*'?ceal<?d under h r i-loak.
sometlnvs in undn's-lng Ladv o?n alt r her n*.
tlirti fli?iil these absences wltu<t?s f<?liiil her dp*st
partially dlsarrang>'<l. oik* wiim?- found a g>*ntleiiian's
handkeiehh'f In Lady < ollu s r?'m at
I.elgh court. Plaintiff said she kurtv to whom It
beluug^-d and took It.
Once witness heard somei?od>" after midnight ascending
the stalls. Lady Oollu ooug-hed. The
person then entered the door of the n?-?ni tidjolnInc:
plaintiff's. The door of Hie room was shut and
wit ness was dismissal. Nevi day v\itn.-.s found
evidences t liat t lie room bad ln-?*n aceuiMed by two
persons. Onoe witness heard the J?uke of M irloorough
In Lady colln's n-om during the after.
noou. on one occasion, while w ltne** wan brush*
lug Lady Colln's hair after midnight, somebody on
the outside of the room trl'-d the door and. llnillng
It locked, departed. Witness saw Chief shaw
walking outside the house with a carriage in
waiting. The carriage went away and Chief
Shaw entered the house. Witness often malbxl
letters to Chief Shaw from Lady c oll u.
The Aweririui Mali toninu u,
I.ovnos, I>ec. 1.?Postmaster t.- tieral Ralkes, In
a letter published t his morning, admit.- that a mall
service by way of Sout hampton i- not convenient
for American trade with the north of Kngland,
but says that in 1KM memorials were-ent to the
l'ost office department, not only from London, but
from the chambers of commerce of Manchester,
Bradford and Hudderstteld, praying that an arranctment
be made with the North Herman Lloyd
company for carrying malls from Southampton.
Mr. Burns, chairman of the Cuiiard si. aiiishlp
company, write- iu oonne thm with the malls
controversy, that he thinks the government has
largely overstated the economy to be effected hy
lite late arrang?,m<?t of the mail service. He savs
that though the t'unard and While star companles
were unable to assent t<? a nirther dl\1si?Ni
of the contract at a reduced rate, they were quite
w illing that all malls specially inscribed to go by
particular steamers should go thereby. The -t at
inent that I hey wauled an absolute monopoly w.u^
therefore, lneornvt. The Timr* continues tocoin>
plain that t he public wanted Improved mall service,
and says that Post iiuusUrce-iieral Kalkua ha>
only aimed at chenpnesS.
%rquitled off Harder^
Elmira, N. V., Ihs . 1.?The Jury in tli^ case of
Augu-'us Miller, on trial ai <?swego for the murtier
of John J. pow ers, at Apalac iln, N. V., tn
IT, lhis.?, were given tliecaae at three p.m. yesterday.
Attwii ocl'K'k tbis morning t hey returned
luto court with a verdict of acquit aL
Front Hall street T??-I>n>.
New York. l?ec. 1.?The stiN -k market wan stronjf
at the opening this monilng. lirst prii-etigenerally
showing advances of from '.to k jht c?ut o\?-r
the closing tigures of last evening, wldle Hocking
Valley was up I'nlon Pacific 1 \.-w Lngh nd
1'4, and West Point :i^. Prices wen- we;)k in the
early trading and the latter stock quickly lost-.'w
tier cent, and the dow nw ard movement exiend<^
to t he remainder of the list. Hocking Valley, New
England, Texas Paciilc, Heading, W estern I nlon
and Kansasand Texasbeoomlng prondnent ly weak.
Heading aud 1 nlon Pacific were extromely active,
followed by Texas Pacific, W estern 1 nlon and St.
Paul. A rally took place toward 11 o'clock lu w hl< b
Heading was principal gainer, aud at 11 o'clock
the market Is active and generally tirm. The extivnie
declines were West I'oint 3; ll<? klng Valley
New Kngland 1 and Heading aud Texas Pap
cUlc each L
Keprewenuuive Price Metier.
Chicago, Dec. 1.?A Tnnrs' s|>eelal from Black
River Falls, Wis., says: Congressman Price s-s-ms
considerably Improved, and is able to take more
nourishment than formerly. Ills friends an' lu
strong hopes thai the doctors an- mistaken In pronouncing
his dl.sea.se h cancer of t he stomach.
President Tltzgt rnld Rwktie? a Pall (or
Aid tm the Sittle Itrlegatck.
The following circular has been addressed by
President Fitzgerald to the slate delegates of the
Irish National League (4 America, In view of ilia
present crisis In In land:
"Sir: The tory government of tireat Britain has
onoe moro evinced Its incapacity to govern in land
by other means than coercion, our brethren In
Ire land are again called to show by courage, Buffering
and ?elf-sacTlfl<-e that they are the heirs of
their fathers'heroism. The time has come when
we should prove by our actions that our hearts
beat iu unison with theirs in a common love for
In land and liberty. A tew weeks tduee we promised
1 hat should Kngland again have recourse to
wen-lou we would stand by th<-m. We must now
redeem that pledge. Public meetings an* proclaimed;
soldiers are being crow d<sl into tic cou ittry
to overcome and, should opp?n unity offer, to
slaughter 1 he (teonlc; prison cells await the nailon's
leaders, and every engine of oppression and
unconstitutional legislation is about to be uxed u>
prop up tyranny aud Ho ust Ice and to crush the
Legitimate aspirations ot Ireland. x
' We must see to It that our promise of assisu
anoe was no Idle boast. Hcate deiegat<*s an* < all?d
upon to proceed at once lo liie work ot orvanl/liig
the league in theirivsjiectlve state*andpTOvtnueiL
1'hey should u.se every means to Increase Hie
membership of existing branches and <?stabllsh
new ones and should urge the oflu-ers of branches
within their jurisdiction to devise means to
promptly raise funds and forward them to tho
nation tl treasurer, Rev. Charles O'Heilly, l).
D., Def rolt, Mich., lu aid of the anU-eviction fund.
"We must not stand Idle In the face of the pres.
?nt crisis. Experience has proved the futility of
coercion to cnish a determined and united j>eople
svilh the loyal aid of 1mm- exiled children. Ireland
prill come out ol this struggle uncompleted, unconquerable,
vlctonoos. Yours faithfully,
John Fittossaij?, President,"
French Canadians Hai'idi.t Bbcomino the Domsent
Hace.?Before the Mrthodist missionary
neetlng lu Toronto yesterday Hev. L. N. B*-audry(
it Montreal, created a tvnsation bj bringing up
he Catholic question again, and the rapid increase
of the French Canadians. Mr. Beaudry. la
.lie course of bis address, said there were to-day
i,000,000 Koman Cat hollos In Canada, which is
ieari>' one-half the entire populat ion. The growth
>f the French Canadians sur|>assed anything on
Ills continent. In addition to those in the provnce
of Ouebec there were 150,000 scattered
hroughout Ontario and l,ooo,uoo in the i misd
<cate&. The average nuinb>-r of children to a
French Canadian family was fifteen, while thm of
in English family was about three. What did
.his mean? It meant that In twenty-Ore yean
.be French Canadian people of the country would
je In a majority. And the next thought was that
ids whole people were controlled almost abau?
utely by one man, the Pope. Protestantism was
>n the decline In Quebec. Where a few years ago
here were to be seen a fair sprinkling of Protest,
mt churches there w ere hardly afiy to-day, and
vhyT , Because there was fewer people to attend
hem. The French Canadians were crowdliar
he English out of the province. His oonvk-tlon
ras that they were coining face to face with a
toliUcal problem such a^ Canada had never met.
Doc. WUsonn brother Oeorve, who is in Jail a(
an ton, Mass., on a charge erf embeacleaMsit, said
'Levi is getUng mad" and would probably soon
ell the whole story in revenge.
A passenger train at Canton, Dak., going west.
xtlllded with an easubound freignt yesterday
corning. Both eoglnears and nmaan ??m i.L
itaaUy silled. ~

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