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WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1887.
TWO CENTS THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED DAILY. Fxcept Sunday, AT THE STAR BUILDINGS* f orthwwt Corner PennsjWaa.a Ave. and llth^h, by The Evening Star Kewspaper Company, S. 1L KAIFFMANN, xTes't. Titt FvT~vr*a Star is served to mbecrlber* tn the r1'\ tiy car- **p?. ou t>ieir own account. at lOcnU per ?-?k. or 44c. wr i . jnth. Copies at tbe counter, 4 cent* each. By mail?postage prepaid?50 ceifts ? a. <ctb. dm* year. c?? six munch*. $:L (KntereU at the Post at Washington. D. CL? a* ?n < -.a-.-!;??*?? mail matter J Tic Wusit S ; **?published on Friday?81 ? f ear. ;-o?ts*e prepai L Six months, 50 wnu. I *~Ali iiiail subscriptions must he paid in advance* t' pt|?r sent loiurer man is paiii for. Kates of adv^rtlatuK made known on application. AMUSEMENTS. LBAlOH S GRAND OPERA HOUSE. TO-NIGHT AT R, TO-NIGHT AT 8. T.AST PERFORMANCE OF THE NEW BLACK CROOK. W.th ail its original scenery, costumes, mechanical effect*. Ac. IX RE KIRALFY's OPERETTA B ALLET, lntrod i??r Furore's thr?s Greatest Star Premieres, MUs. VJUaLITZ f>E ROSA and Mons. ARNOLD. as si.*t>-d bv entire coirs de ballet GRAND AM AZON MARCH, executed by STALACTA an<< 1OO young- lsdieg. A sotcetw. n of pictures of bewildering beauty. Grand Transformation Scene. THE DAWN OF LOVE. The Dazzling Staire Splendor. 2 GRAND SPECIALTIES. 2 Th celebrated V<*ntrili>uiiist. A. O. D UNO AX. The World-renowned HERBERT BROS. May 23. Oremna-of the Summer Opera Season, my21 ni)tl.:S 81 MM! II GARDES (LATE ABNER'S) lj Uraiid Concert To-Ni?rht. It TiiE REPETITI' )N OF PROF. F. M. PROCTOR'S May Rail will cakJpia'-e at his Academy, corner Tib and L -*ts. n. w.. Tu.*lay evening, May 24 th, at H o'clock p. iu. my?l-3t* **JpuBWARD. M ARCH LOWANDE'sTmAMMOTH TWO RING MEXICAN CIRCUS VkLLL EXHIBIT AT OLD BASE BALL LOT. Opposite B.4 0. Depot, FIVE DAYS ONLY, COMMENCING MONDAY NIGHT, MAY 23. DOUBLE CIRCUS COMPANY. Espariallr sel**-trd to irive cclat and prominence to our enterprise, and enrolled in which are NONE BUT FIRST-CLASS ARTISTS, Headed by the World's Champion, DON MARTINHO LOWANDE, Champion 4 and t? horse rider of the World and knowu as the . BRAZILIAN WILD HORSE TAMER, A krowledfred l y ail to be the irr^atest of Equestrians, wh-ther ii: hi.- b-irv-back act with his infant sou, Mar tiuh- Jr.. t r in his unapproachable act on 7 or 9 fiery bare-back it<-rua GRAND FRLE EXHIBITION AND STRUT PAGEANT. ADMISSION ONLY 25 CENTS. TWO PERFORMANCES. AFTERNOON AND NIGHT, AT 2 AND 8 P M. DOORS OPEN ONE HOUR EARLIER. It NATIONAL theater. TO-XIGHT AT 8. FAREWELL PERFORMANCE OF THE WONDK& FUL KELLAR. NEXT WEEK ARTHUR REHAN'S COMPANY IN AUGCSTIN DALY'S MILITARY COMEDY. THE PASSING REGIMENT. Seats now on sale. It THLET1C PARK. The Grandest Display Fver in Washington. PUN S FIREWORKS. PAIN S FIREWORKS. WED.NhSlMY, .MAY S P. M. GRAND PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY, Includii ir the Portrait of PRESIDENT (XEVELAND. FRIDAY. MAY" 27. S P. M.. MAGN1EK ENT PRISMATIC DISPLAY, 111. ;udinir the Portrait of MRS. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND. SATURDAY, MILITARY DISPLAY, Gitcantic Roinl>*. Electric Shells, Incindnj* the Fine Portrait of GEN P. H. SHERIDAN. MUSIC BY PROF. KRAUZE'S BAND. AI'M1>SU<N ONLY 25 CENTS. The *Tcit:cw Arnliery Drill will also take place at this lurk .n I HL RSDAY and FRIDAY FROM 10 A. M TO 2 P. M.' my21-6t rps NATIONAL DRILL It the ELLIPSE of the -WHIT* LOT," South of the Executive Mansion, commencing MOXDAY. MAY 23. NAMING THE CAMP. PROMULGATION OF ORDERS. BRIGADE DRESS PARADE. DAILY COMPETITIVE DRILLS, In the most Magnificent Drill Ground in the World. By the best Companies of 31 States? Infantry, Artillery Zouaves, Cadets?for Magnifi cent Flam. Medals, and Largeet Money Prlzee ever offered. ADMISSION .25 CEXTS. Seats Free, except the Chair* on Gland Stand, 25 LS THE EVENING AT 8. la the ELLIPSE of the WHITS LOT. The Magnificent Spectacle PYRORAMA naval battle of the monitor and the MERRIMAC IN HAMPTON ROADS. The moet P.ealiatie Fireworks Drmma ever zrlreB is America, !'repar?-d by Charles Thayer, of Boston. Mass., at ? COST OF $10,000. ADMISSION 25 CENTS. Seals Free, except the Chain on Grand Stand. 25 eeate extra. For detail* of Dally Competitive Drills, see future Avlverti-ements. myl8-10t A LBAUGU'S GRAND OFERA HOCSEL SUMMER SEASON OF OPERA COMMENCES MONDAY, MAY 23, With Solomon's Comic Opera, CLAUDE DUVAL. OR. LOVE AND LARCENY. 'V ---" 25 eta.: Reeerved Seata. 50 eta. my 10 "VATIONAL B\SE BALL EXCHANGE. 1421> Pennsylvania avcuue northwest. Amer.i sa an'i I.eitofue 'iatuea by innings: slso mo tub on tbe DrlL and Races my20-lw* ??g UU>SS OF THE NEW CRUSADE/1 L THE I'.VMOl'S LECTURE By Rev. FATHER McGLYNN. D. D^ In the Cumr>*?ti<-mtl Chun h, TL i sDAY, MAY 24, 1KK7, at S r. ixi.. on be tali uf the Relief Fund of Dis 'tr-.ci A.<<aeuiciy 97, K. of L. Onran muaic bv Pi\>f. BierhiS IickeU 'Ut oente. tteserved Seata (at Droop's Music store). 50 cents. mylb-ttf "^?ASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY ARMORY. FltOM MAY 23D TO 28TH INCLUSIVE, AT 8 P.M. BILLIARDS. GRAND MATCH FOR A PURSE OF 81.000, ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. 8LOOO, AMP THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD, AT CUSHION CAROMS. WILLIAM SEXTOS. VKB?CS MAURICE DALY. Game to cor sis t of 1.800 points, in blocks of 300 Duuits escti ortuiur, on a5xl0 Brunswick-Balke-Co^ ?ender Co. Taute. with 27i inch bails. ADMISSION. 50 CTS. RESERVED CHAIRS, fL For sale at John F. Ellis A Co.. 937 Pennsylvania ewaoae. where tije celebrated CHAMPIONSHIP EM is on ? xhibit.on and ut the Principal Hotele and Billiard-Ko?>nis. and at the door. SEASoN TICKETS, RESERVED, $5. SPECIAL NOTICE TO LADIES?Every attention VU1 he paid to the comfort of ladiex who wish to wit. MM this GREAT CONTEST between these two CHAMPIONS ot THE WORLD'S MOST SKILLFUL GAMfc, AU'i to tiiauxv le^ huioo the will rasMTre Sei tion a, with ?ei>ar?te entrance from 15th street, for the special use> of ladiea and their eecorta. A cry.jvtMcn, 4nuuriu?Mi.i O.CJCita UY UiC OUIir, (UJ er |10 a nioctb for Bicycle or Tricvele. Largest as ?? 1 of wheels in the United Statee. mh-l2-3m SPECIAL NOTICES. COLUMBIA MUTUAL. LIFE ASSOCIA ??TION, 1319 F St.. Washington. D. C. Amount available as guarantee for losses and ex perinea. $10,956.08. The rates are based upon the experienced mortality, providing insurance at coat and not contingent upon assessments to be collected from survivors. Admission fee. $5,000 Policy, $25. 2.000 " 15. _ . ? _ 1.000 " JO. Including Medical Examination. Only four payments each year. For further information address FRANK J. TJBBETS. Secretary. H. D. NORTON, Assistant Secretary. B F LEI^ or Watrlct. R. G. ELLIOTT It O. W. McCORD. THE 2D SERIES OF STOCK OF THE 3d Cooperation Building Association, will issue June, 1887, payment $2 per share per month, entitle holders to purchase * 1,000. Books of Sub scription ;ire now open at the following places: A Depue * sua 826 4* st s.w. A. An her 4it and I st. s.w. Walker It Davis llth ana McL ave. s.w. Thompson it Co, lOth and La. ave. n.w. W. T. Walker 1411 Ost. nsr. R. A. Walker 7th and O sts. n.w. S. IE Walker 030 La. ave. n.w. A DEPUE, President J. T. PET TY, Treas.. 7th and Va. ave. s.w. O. T. THOMPSON, Sec.. 902 Pa. ave. n.w. myCl-Imo af ATTENTION. VIRGINIA VOTERS ? Democratic Voters from Virginia who desire to attend the election on THURSDAY, MAY 26, are re quested to meet the Committee of the Virginia Demo cratic Association at th^ir Hall, 419 10th street, on Tl'ESDAY EVENING. M AY 24. at 7 r> m. my21-at* JAMES R. FISHER, Secretary. _ THE GEORGETOWN AMATEUR ORCHES trv assisted by eminent local talent, will tnveits last PUBLIC REHEARSAL of ihis season at the Coii<renational church, on WEDNESDAY NIGHT, MAY 25 TH. Tickets (except to contributing mem bers}, 5l>c. my21-4t iTsTSHEDD & BBOt GAS FIXTUREa PLUMBING, HEATING. TINNING. Job work promptly done. ap2 438 9th st. n.w. THE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY, OF WASHINGTON, D. a INCORPORATED APRIL 29, 1887. Capital stock $5,000. divided into 200 equal shares of the par val ue of 425 each. Monthly payments $ 10 on each share. Books are now open for shares. Subscription anu payments can be made at the office of the Secretary dally from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Copies of the Constitution, expLaininsr the object of the Associa tion, its advantages, 4c., will be furnished upon appli cation to Eugene Carnal, President, 486 Louisiana ave. Bnshrod Robinson, Vice-President, 319 7th st. n.W. Amrust Peterson, Trustee. LeDroit building Win. John MUler, Ireasurer, 4bti Louisiana ave. Hon. J. A. Swope, Truste-, 214 A st. s.e. W ALTER H. ACKER. Secretary. Ofhce, 10U8 F st. n.w. _Office hours: 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. ap30-3m J no. W. Consent. J so. W. Macabtnsy, Member N. Y. Stock Ex. CORSON ft MACARTNEY. GLOVER BUILDING, 1419 F ST. N.W.. Bankers and Dealers in Government Bouds Derosits. Exchange. Loans. Collections. Failrcad Stocks and Bonds, and all securities listed cx tbe Exchanges of New York, Philadelphia, Boston He Baltimore bought and sold. A specialty made of Investment Securities. District Bonos and all Local Railroad, Gas, Insurance and Tele phone Stock dealt in. American Bell Telephone Stock boturhtand sold. au7 |f-- - ^ HARD WOOD^MANTELS, SLATE MAN tels, i arlor smites, open fir? place httinirs. ule and slate hearths. Show rooms and lac-lory. 4U7 C, near 6th st. n.w. M. ROCHE. mh2-:im* LI ML. LIME. JOHNSTON & LIBBF.Y. (Successors to Cartwright k Johnston), MANUFACTURERS OF LIME. ap20-3m Kilns and Office: 1035 29th st. n.w. AMUSEMENTS. A GARDEN PARTY rOR THX BENEFIT OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Will be held on the Grounds on THURSDAY, M\Y 26TH, From 4 to 8 p.m. Admission 25 cents. Beached by the 14th st. and Belt Line ears. myl9-6t* ERNAN'S washington THEATER. K1 THE NIGHT OWLS. 40 HANDSOME LADIES. 40 The Great French Duettists. The only Burlesque, ADONIS. Matinees Monday. Tut sday. Thursday 4 Saturday. Next week?Two Shows: Night Owls in Theater; Vienna Lady Orchestra in Summer Garden. One ticket to all. my 19 T. LiAWN X ENNI& A Specialty In this Line of Goods at the metropolitan BOOK STORE, 915 pennsylvania AVENUE. myl9-6t CHAS. W. WOOD, Proprietor. ARRIS'BIJOU THEATER. NIGHT PRICES 25c. MATINEES 20c. No extra charge for Reserved Seats. Children half price at the Matinees. The charming little Soubrette and Comedienne, FLORENCE BINDLEY (BABY BINDLEY), In Bartley Campbell's Sensational Comedy-Drama, A HEROINE IN RAGS. Magnificent Scenery, New Songs, Dances snd Music. Next week?DANEL A GALES' MINSTRELS. my!6 PANORAMA OF BATTLE OF BULL RUN, loth st., two blocks south of Pennsylvania av<h The most realistic Battle Scene ever painted. G) en Irom 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. fel4 EXCURSIONS, PIC-NICS, &c. A B GENUINE PLANK SHAD BAKE. SUNDAY, MAY 22, 1887, Steamer W. W. CORCORAN will make two trips to Marshall HalL Leaving at 10.30 a. m. and 2:30 p. m., returning at 2 and 7 p.m. Fare, round trip. 25c. It OSTON BY SEA Merchants* and Miners' Transportation Co. Steamships sail from Baltimore via Norlolk to Boston. Every Monday, Thursday, aud Friday. 4 o'clock p.m. Pass"i;rer accommodation* unsurpassed. Fare, including meals and main saloon, stateroom berths. *12.50: round trip, $22. Upper deck state room herths. $14; round trip. *25. For further in formation see circulars at all the Hotels in Washington, or apply to? A L. HUGGINS, General Agent. Long Dock. Baltimore. Telephone Baltimore 247. my21-3m AhandsometkIZE TO BE PRESENTED TO tbe beat lady dancer at the Hotel Coach Drivers' Pic-nic on Monday. May 23, at Becker's Garden (form erly J uenemann'si, 4th and E eta. me. Tickets, 25 cts. iny21-2t* HO FOR THE GREAT FALLS AND CABIN John Bridge:?Ste-tm Packet EXCELSIOR makes her regular trips on SUNDAYS. MONDAYS, WED NESDAY aud FRIDAY'S. Alternate <!ays tor charter. Boat leave* High and Canal sua.. Georgetown. 8 a.m. Fare, 50c. round trip. For information apply to J. G. and J. M. W ATERS. my20-lm* ( 1 RAND ANNUAL PICNIC OF THE JOURNEY \JT MEN BAKERS' BENEFICIAL UNION, to be h>-ld at Lochtk,ehler*s City Park, New York avenue, be tween l?t and 2d streets, on SATURDAY EVENING, May 21.1S87. Dancing at 6 o'clock. Admission, 25c. my20-2t PLEASANT SUNDAY EVENING EXCURSIONS. The Swift and Commodious Steamer. T. V. ARROW-SMITH, Will leave 7TH-STREET FERRY WHARF 2:30 P. M., SUNDAY. MAY 22D. Arrive at Marshall Hall 4 P.M. Pleasant sail down t e river. Returning, leave Marshall Hxi 6 30 P.M. Arrive home at S P. M. FARE 25 CENTS. N R ?Special Excursions to Colonial Beach during Drill week. mylW-3t Daily" excursions SALOON STEAMERS Leave hourly from 7th-street ferry wharf. 12 miles on tbe Potomac for 15 cents. myl9-lmo randopening day AT KIVEJTVIEW SUNDAY, may 22. 1887. Two trips. Steamer Mary Washington will leave her wharf at 10 a. m. and 3 p. in.; returning at 2 and 7:30 V'm' TICKETS 25 CENTS. A fine brass band will accompany this Excursion. No otyecuouabl* parties allowed on the boat. myl8-4t E. 8. RANDALL. Captain. STEAMER DrXIE RUNS DAILY, MAKING TP.ips Every Hour fro in Cumberland's Boat-House, foot of F street and New Hampshire avenue and foot of High street,Geonretown, Stopping at Holizman's Land ing. Table Rock. Boat Club and Dixie Landings. First tnp up at 9 a. m.: last trip down at 10 p. m. Round trip, 25c . Children. 15c. Reduced rates for large parties. Telephone call 563-2. my ltf-lm G R I vjlR VIEW FOR 1887. Washington's Most Popular Resort This beautiful Summer Resort has been much Im proved and beautified, and rnauv new and expensive :lu<" amusements added this year, including a Grand 8*. Back Railway Coasting Track. 600 feet long. The steamer MARY washington has been rebuilt tbe last winter aud new boilers have been put in at a cost ol over $ 15.000. Boat and grounds are now open tor charter. Bar on boat and grounds closed tree of charge to Sunday schools and churches for choice days, and for full particulars, call or address, L & RANDALL. Parker House, ap30-6m Oor. 4it and Penna are. Marshall hall?this delightful re bo rt open for the season. Meals a la carts. Lunch, Coffee. Tea, Milk, fcc., kc., for Excursionists. Steamer w. W. CORCORAN leaves every morning at 10 o'clock, returning at 4 jua. Us Sundays per ad a*>22-3m SPECIAL NOTICES. WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE . 'UNION.?Reformed men's experience meet ing. led by Miss Jmic Smith, the evansrelist, at Met ropolitan M. E. church, to-morrow (Sunday)at 3:30 p. m. Col. Cajbteb, C. N. Whitney, and other* will make shortspeeches. Everybody welcome. It r TEMPERANCE" MEETING AT DOUG- I la j M. E. church Sunday. 8 p.m. Addresses by Hon. R. B. Vasce and Gen. S S. Henkle. Good music. Everybody welcome. It* , ~TO BIRMINGHAM PXRTY. THE FTR8T j _ section of the BIRMINGHAM CHRONICLE EXCURSION PARTY will leave for home on the morn ing of the 2lHh, aud the second und last will Have i uiorniug of the :id of June. Call at 601 Pennsylvania are. for schedule. _ _ If 3. D. PONDER. ? I. O M. THE OFFICERS AND MEM _ bers of Washington Lodge, No. 6. are re quested to meet at Red M n's Hall TO-MOltROW at 1 o'clock sharp to attend the funeral of Bro. Welfred Gbkgoby. Histerlodgea invited. J. B. FRENCH, W.M. R E. LOGAN, Rec. Sec. If ar^sr^ CARD TO THE PUBLIC-I WOULD RE spectfully inform my patrons that j>endinir final decision by the higher courts upon the validity of the Sunday law my Dru* Store will be kept open as usual. HARRY STANDI FORI), Druggist, my21-lsw,s3m Corner 9th and F sts., n.w. if- ^-^j THIS IS TO GI VE NOTICE, THAT THE subscriber, of the District of Columbia, hath obtained from the Supreme Court of tlio District of Columbia, holding a Special Tenn lor Orphans'Court business. letters of administration on the personal < s tateof JOSEl'H J. NICHOLSON, late of the District ol Columbia, deceased. All persons having- claims against the said deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers thereof, t<> tiie subscriber on or before the 22d day of April next. t'<ey may otherwise by law be excluded lroin all bemft'- of tho said estate. Given under my hand this 22d day of April. 18S7. JOSEPH J. WATERS, Administrator, my21-law3w 3077 M street, f IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE 3C?. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Holding a Special Term tor Orphans' Court Business, May 20. 1JSS7. No. 2654, Admin. Doc. 13. In the matter of the will ol SARAH TISDALE, late of the District of Columbia, deceased. Application for the probate oi the last will and tertar ment and lor letters testuuentary on the estate of said deceased, lias tftis day been made by Celestla A. Smith. All persona interested are hereby notified to appear in this court on Friday, the 17th day of June next, at 12 o'clock m., to show cause why the said will should not be proved and admitted to probate and letters testa mentary on the estate of the said deceased should not issue as rrayed. Provided, a copy of this order be pub lished once a week for three weeks in the Washington Law Reporter and Evening Star previous to the said the Court. WM. M. MERRICK, Justice. Test: DORSEY CLAGETT, liegister of Wills for the District of Columbia. my21-law3w A. B. DUVALL, Proctor. Of- ~FOR THE BEST VAPolT FLUID, POTO jPOSj MAC, 150? tire test Oil for lamps and stoves, and Machine Oils, at lowest prices, go to POOLE Ac BROOKE, 937 La. ave. n. w? Agents for the Celebrated five-gallon Pump-ran for family use. my21-lw WASHINGTON COMMANDERY NO. 1, K.T. Gesebal O&debs No. 2. May 20, lbS7. The members of Washington Commandery No. 1 are hereby directed to report at the Asylum on Si'NDAY, May 22. 1SN7, at 2:30o'clock p.m.. iu latigue uniform, for the purpose of attending the funeral of our deceased fritter. Sir Jacob D. Hcitos. WARRLN H. ORCUTT, Eminent Commander. Attest: CHARLES sHELSK, Recorder. my20-2t WILL ALL GRADUATES OR FORMER A."*, students of the Western Female Seminary, at Oxford. Ohio, resident in or near Washington, phase send their named and address to "TRUSTEE," 1753 P st. n.w. my20-2t* WASHINGTON, D C., MAY 17. 1887. Received of BitlCKLAYERS' UNION, No. 1. ol D C., $575, funeral l>eiietits of late husbamL Jno. Wiufie'.d. ELIZABETH WINF1ELD, my 20-2t* S24 Delaware ave. ^_^, LLOYDtS25c. EYPRESsTuiOO F ST. N. W ? Bairgnge delivered to all parts of the city; iilso called for and checked to railroads, steamboats, Ac. Furniture carefully moved. Trunks taken to any part ef the house Without Extra Chanre. TICKETS SOLD FOR DAILY LINE OF NORFOLK STEAMERS. Staterooms furnished and baggage checked to desti nation. Main office, 1200 F st. n.w, Blanches. 6th a-.id B sts. n.w.. oj'|>osite B. and 1". Depot, under How aril House: 32S N. J. ave. n.w., opposite B. and O. De pot. Duckett'a Pharmacy. 22d st and Pa. ave. n.w.; 512 9th at. n w.: Arlington Urug Store. 15th and I sts. n.w.; Dobvns & Kinipton, Driwxists, 201 Pa. ave. s.e.. aud J. Hi Purdy, Druggist, 1542 7th st. n.w. Telephone No. 430. JNO. C. HAWLEY, Diy20-2t Proprietor. HEADQUARTERS-FOR NOVELTIES IN . Medals, i ana, Canes, etc. H. ADLER fc SON, my20-6t 40K 9th St., cor. D. NOTICE-THE ANNUAL MEKTING OF PvS the stockholders of the Georgetown Gas Light Co. for the election of seven directors for the en suing year, will be >"?M an Moxbiv June 6,1887, at their office. No. 1118 OiEcnfst. Polls open at 11 a. m. and close at 1 o'clock p. m. By order my20-t.G GEO. W. CROPLEY, Sec'y. Pc WASHINGTON GROVE C A MP-MEETING _ & ASSOCIATION Cottages can be rented from Win. Burns. 529 7th st., or Robt. Cohen, 630 Pennsyl vania ave., at <40 lor season. Possession given upon payment of rent. myl4-lsw3t* RFADY CLEANER.?CLEANS METALS, Iffy Marble, Tinware and Wood better and quick er than Anything on the market. Pound boxes, 25 cts. Ask your grocer tor it. G. E. SNELLING. General Agent, myl8,21-2t* Stand 95, Western Market. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS DIS TRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, May 4,1887. Deeming It conducive to the public interests to open and extend R street north from Lincoln avenue to Brentwood Road, the Commissioners of the Dis rict of Columbia have had the routes surveyed and plat thereof prepared and filed in this office. Iu compliance with the requirements of law, notice is hereby given of the proposed owning and extension of the hichway aforesaid, aud all persons who have ob jections to present thereto are called upon to attend at this office at 12 o'clock m. on 1HURSUAY, the 26th duyof Maj. 1S87, at which time the Commissioners will give hearing to all persons in interest. By order of the Commissioners ot the District of Co lumbia. W. B. WEBB. President Board Commissioners D. C. W. TINDALT., Sec'y. my4-2aw3w_ /SPECIAL NbTlCE.-I DESIRE THE PL'S _ 'lie to know that I have improved my File Holders by substituting a Steel Clamping Plate for the cs.st-iron plate formerly used, which plate is also 1 love tailed to the box throughout its entire length, thus remedying the only defect in its construction. No more broken plates. E. W. WOODRUFF, patentee and manufacturer. 637 aud639 Mass. av. n.w. a27-w4slin IMPORTANT! ? ALL BRISTLE GOODS will be sold at 15 per cent oil regulsr price until further notice. A fine line of imported BATH ami HAIR BRUSHES received this week direct from the importers. MERTZ'PHARMACY. 11th and F sts. Sale to begin Wednesday. myl9-4t SEND V O UR TOO US, SUCHAS LAWN mowers, hay cutters, knives, shears, dies and cutlery cf any kind to H. ROSENDALE, 1218 Cst. n.w. Best faciiit ies for doing such work at low rates. Tools made to order at short notice. myl7-6t* , THE CELK1 RATED PILE OLINE ? Many acknowledgments conJug in daily of. its uonderlul cures; all eruptions 0:1 the face, restor ing the skin to its youthful beauty Rheumatism, N< lire-lgia a:.d Piles. Ask your druggists for circular. PILE OLINE CO., P. O. Lock box 250. my 16-df_ i 118CRIPTIONS l'OR PUBLIC^CON certs given by the National Rifles' Band, in the different Parks of the city, will Is? received at The Eveniug Star office and at Metzerot's, 903 Pa. ave. u.w. myl0-2iu DR. G. R. BROWN, WITH DR. S. B. MUN caster. 1405 N.Y. ave,. is now the only Den tist in Washington licensed to make the Sheffield CROWNS and BRIDGE (Artificial Teeth without plates). my 16-lino* BEAB LITHIA WATER. I'nsurpasned by any known mineral water of the world 111 the opinion of eminent physicians who have tested it 111 Kidney aud Bladder Diseases, Dysiiepsia, Gout, Rheumatism, aud all troubles arising from ex cess of uric acid in the system. For sale by E. P. MERTZ. cor. 11th and F sts. n.w. The purest and cheapest Lithia Water oversold. Price. 25 cents per gallon. Tel.. 967-2. my!6-lw SAFE AND PROFITABLE ?O THK WASHINGTON IMPROVEMENT COMPANY OF WASHINGTON. D.C. Incorporated April 12,1887. Capital Stock. <10.000; Shares of <10 each. All persons who have subscribed or desire to sub scribe to the Capital Stock of this Company are re quested to call at the office, 326 Pennsylvania ave. s.e., to receive their certificates of stock and sign the Con stitution and By-Laws. Office open till b p.m. MICHAFX L WELLER, mAKDJ. HAN NAN, AUGUSTUS B. COPPES, LAW HENCE GARDNER, GEORGE R. REPETTL JAMES F. HOOD. 8. TAYLOR SUIT, GEO. FRANCIS DAWSON. LAWRENCE CAVANAUGH, my 1 l-3w Board of Directors. Of .ij WISE MEN PLACE THEIR ORDER FOB Shirts early in spring, so as to have them broken in for warm weather; so place your order now with P. T. HALL. 90S F st. n.w. mh29 FIRST PAYMENT?13TH ISSUE. DUE MAY. 1887. EQUITABLE CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING ASSOCIATION. Subscription for shares in the 13th Issue and the first payment thereon can be made daily at the office of the Association. 917 F street, from 8:30 ajn. to 4:30 pjn. Pamphlets explaining the objsct of the Association, its advantages, Ac., famished Upon application. THOMAS 8OMERVLLLE, Prest JNO. JOY BD8QN, Secy? 917 F st. my2-Im Jk 9. BROOKS, GAB FIXTURES, VI Chnrs for H?ngia? Lowest Rates. 831 15th st. Corcoran Building. fB FHOSVITA-THI8 OOMBINATIOH, 0* Caliaaya, Wild Cherrr and Horaford's Add 1 boaphatea, is a popular and efficient Brain and Nerve laic, and a safeguard sgainst Malaria. Sold at M1L LUhN'S PHARMACY, 1429 Pennsylvania ave.. in Lotties or ou Urautrht with soda water. ll5 S1EBKL * OWEN, TAILORS, Corner New York ave. aud 10th St. yixst?rls? Garments atrsasnnshis paces. mh36>2m SPECIAL NOTICES. . HAMLIN'E M.E.CHUBCH.COR. STB AND P sts. u.w., Kev. H. R. Naylob. D.D., pastor.? Services Sunday, May 2'i. Sunday school 9:15 ajn. Preaching 11a. m., and 8 p. m. by tne pastor. Subject for the evening discourse: "Young Men in Cities." Consecration meeting Tuesday. Prayer meeting Thurs day, 8 p.m. Tbe public are cordially invited to all of these services. Seats free. ? It* NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH, NORTH -? Capitol ?t, between H and C.? Pastor, Rev. E. D. Daniels. To-morrow at 9 30 Sunday School. A* 11 "How to Let the Light Shine." At 7.30 p. m. third lecture of the course, ,TThe Resurrection of Man in a Spiritual Body." Seats free. It FOURTH-STREET M. E CHURCH. 8. E. Rev. M. P. B. Rice, pastor.? 9 a.m., Sunday school at the Church and Mission. 11 a.m. and 8 d. m_ preaching by the pastor. 7 p. to.. Young People's praise meeting. Wednesday, at 8 p. m., church prayer meeting. Thursday, at 8 p.m. general experience meeting. All are cordially invited to attend these services. It* FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. =r 9th st, bet. O and H sts. n.w., Rev. Joseph T.Kelly, pastor.?Sabbath school at 9 -.30 a m Preach ing at 11 a.m. Voung People's prayer meeting at 7 p. ru. Gospel Service at 8 pan. Strangers are cordially welcome. It . RYLAND METHODIST EPISCOPAL ? Church, corner 10th and D sts. s.w? Rev. Il^as. W. Baldwin, pastor.?11 a. m. "The Sunday School Teacher and His Work." 8 p. in. a sermon to younif men. Sunday school at 9 a. m. Temperance meeting at 3 p. m. to be addressed by B. H. Mocltos. Esq., and Mr. Lee. All are welcomed. It E ST. BAPTIST CHURCH, NEAR 6TH tf . n.w.?The pastor, Rev. 1). W. Facnce, will preaca at 11 a. m. and at 7:30 p. in. Baptism at even ing service. All invited. It* U N I o nYethodist episcopal v. ?r . Church. 150th st.. near Pa. ave.? Sunday school at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; at 11 a.m.t preaching by the pastor. Rev. W k. H. Chapman ; and at 8 p. in., preach ing by Kev. Dr. Riley, P. E. Young people's meet ing at 7 p.m.; Consecration meeting Monday even ing, and love least on Wednesday evening. All wel come. n* AVE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Pastor, 1. D. Poweb?At 11 a. m., "bum mer Church-going." At S p.m.. "Paul's Vision of the Third Heaven." Sunday School 0:30 a. m. Yl>ung people's meeting 7 p.m. Seats all free. Strangers wel come. Xt a R A C E METHODIST EPISCOPAL _ Cliurch, corner of Oth and S streets north west?The pastor, Rev. W. T. L. Wekoh, at 11a.m. and U p.m. Morning theme: "Universal Proprietor ship;" evening:_'*l>pes of Manhood." Sunday School at 9:30 a. m. Young people's meeting 7 p. m. Seats tree. A cordial welcome to all. It* McKENDREE M. E CHURCH, MASSA chusetts av ., bet. 9th and 10th street north west, Rev. c. Hebbebt Ricuakdson pastor.?11a. xn., "Iho Sauctibcatiou of Christ." S p. m., sermon on Parable of Prodigal Son. "The Elder Brother;" 7:15 p. in., young people's meeting; 9:30 a. m. Sunday school. Revival services in evening, beats free and public in vited. It l'-^TH ST. (S.E.) M. E. CHURCH, PAR soriage 428 11th st. g.e.?11 ajn., "sanctified Sectarianism." by pastor, J. D. STILL; 9 a.m., Sunday school: 7:l.j, song service; 8 p.m.. Rev. Jno. Bcbton. All gladly welcome by all to all. Thursday 7:45 p.m., special prayers. It* CHURCH OF "OUR FATHER" (UNIVER salist). lath and L sts., Kev. Alex. Kent, pastor.?Services To-morrow at 11 a. m. Subject: "Relation of the Umversalist Church to tlie Work of Evangelization." Sunday school at 3 p-m. The pub lic cordially invited. It* ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, 33D ST. NEAR Pennsylvania ave. n. w. ? Services, Sunday after Ascension Day; 7:30 a.m., Holy Communion; 10 a.m. Sunday bcliool; 11 a.m., Morning1 Service and sermon; 8 pan. short Choral Service. All seats iree. MOUNT VERNON PLACE M. E. CHURCH South, cor. 01 9th and E sts. n.w., Rev. , . addaway, pastor.?Preaching by the pastor at 11:00 oVlock a, m.; subject, "Ihe Value of Man;" and at < 45 p. in.; subject, "The Ascension." Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. loung People's meeting at 6:4a P.1H. Strangers and the public cordially invited. It* . ^ FIRST CONGREGATION AL~ CHURCH, ??corner of 10th audU sts. n. w.?The pastor, Lev. s. M. >ewman, will preach at 11 a.in. and at 8 p. m. Sunday School st 9:.tU a. m. Vesper service at i p. m. Music led by Dr. Bischoil, organist. It CALVARY"BAPTIST""CHURCH, CORNER 8th und H streets n. w? Rev. Samuel H. Gbeene, pastor. Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Preach ing o> ine pastor 11 a.m. und 7 :.'J0 p.m. I he mommg service will bo interpreted in the sign language by Prot. Chahles M. Gbuw, Jr. iiaptism tfter the even ing sermon. Gospel meeting at Kendall Chapel 7 30 p.m. All are cordially invited. It "FOUNDRY METHODIST EPISCOPAL Church, corner of 14tn and G sts., Kev utoaoE Elliott, pastor.?The services at this church to-morrow will be: At 9:30 a.m. Sunday School- 11 ajn., preaching by the pastor; 3:30 p.m? temper ance mass-meeting, to be addressed by Kev. Jab. p. W bight. Do not tail to come this time. 8 p.m. ser inou by the pastor. Prayer meeting Wednesday even ing. We gladly welooine visitors and strangers. Our Beatings are Ires. Xt* FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 13TH ST., TT-^T- *Dd ^ . P.w.?Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. PH&lifa at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. by , H ,?;, w*8ION. P- u-. president of Crorer I Ueological Seminary. Young people's prayer meet ing on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. General prayer and conference meeting on Thursday evening at the same hour. A cordial welcome to all. It* GRACE mTeT CHURCH. 80UTH, COR ner of 7th and A sts. n.e.? Preaching at 11 a.m and 7 4? p.m. by the pastor. Rev. J. C. Jones. Sabbath School at 9:30 a.m. Regular prayer meeting every Thursday evening, to which all are invited. It* ST. JAMES' CH UaCH7^TH 8f7?E tween B and C sts. n.e.. Rev. J. W. Clabk, Rector.?Services: Sundays, Morning iTayer, I0:3o; Holy Communi n, 11 a. m.: Sunday School, 3 p. m ; Catechising and Service, 3:30; Evening Prayer, 7:30; all services choraL Week days. Holy Communion. 7 a. m.; Morning Prayer, 9; Evening Pgirer, 7. Holy Days, v\ ednesdays and Fridays, Evening Prayer, 7:30. All seats free. It DR DOMER, PASTOR OF ST. , Paul's English Lutheran church, corner of llthandll n.w., preaches to-morrow morning and evening at 11 and 8. Subject in the morning: "k'e E*euiu-: "A National Camp and Dnllof Thirty-five Centuries Ago." It* -f-TiPa. FIFTEENTH STREET METHODIST ?^2E7'EPISC0PAL CHURCH, corner of R St.?S?r mon ut 11 a. m., 22<\ instant, by Kev. M. L. SocddIei, D. D.; at 8 p. m. by the Pastor, Ke.. Dr. Dashiell. It* ,rV*"CENTKAL UNION MLSSIO.N, 930 PA. ave.?Oospel service daily at 12 m., 7:45 p. m.; Sundays 3:30 p.m.; rehearsals of gospel songs Saturday evenings , p.m., led by Bro. Havell. Mr.O. B. Brows will conduct the religious services this evening; Rev. E. D. Bailey Sunday night; Dr. J. A. Pbice Monday night. All are iu vittd to these services, e?i ecially tne visitors to the National Drill, both civilians and soldiery. Gospel wagon meetings will be held Sunday afrernoon as lollow*; Virginia ave., near >avy lard,3:30; foot of 12th street, 4 45; Market Space, 0 o'clock. Seaman's Bethel meeting at 4:30 p, m. Sunday. Other branch and cottage meetings as usual. . ^t* SPIRITUALISM?SUNDAY, 7TH AND ? ? L sts. n.w. Mrs. Helen sti-abt Kuuhinos. 11 a.m.. answers questions irom the audiencc; 7:30, "Growth the Result of Effort," with psychometric readings and singing. 10c. door contribution. It* KEVDR. J0HN P.~ NEWMAN~WILL ^ preach in tne Metropolitan M. E. Church at II a. to. At 7:45 p. in. he will give the tlfth of the f-emon to young women: "Woman's Piety." At 3:30 p. m. Jennie Smith, the evangelist, will hold a reformed me.,'8 exnenence meeting. At 9:30 a. m., Sunday SciiooL Strangers cordially invited. Thursday even ing, lecture at 8 p. m. It ."NORTH CAPITOL M. E. CHURCH, COR. North Capitol and K sts., Rev. Coables T. vveemk. pastor. 1 his church, which has been closed .or improvements, will bo open for worship to-morrow. Sabbath school iu the morning at 9 ;30. Don't forget it is Missionary Sunday in school. Services at 11 o'clock cond ucted by Pastor?"Brief account of church's history." Young people's meeting st 7:15 p. m. Preaching at Hp.m.by Rev. A H. Clark, chaplain U. S. navy. Come and worship with us to-morrow. Any person desiring seats for churches may Und it to their advantage to call and see us. It* if "SOULS' (UNITARIAN) CHURCH, ?da cor- 14th and L sts. n.w.. Rev. Rush R. SuifPEN, pastor.?Morrnng service, 11 aon. Vespers. 8 p. m. Sunday school, 9:45 a. m. It ir CENTKAL M. P CHURCH, OTH ST., BET. E and b n.w.. Re v. S. R. Mukbay, pastor.? Childrsn s day. Sunday. 2ad, 11 o'clock a.m. Preach ION BAPTIST CHURCH, F ST., BET. 3d and sts. southwest; will baptise at 7 o cluck foot oi llili Btreet.bridge southeaat. Sunday scliuol at y o'clock. Fuzienil sermon of Isaac Ykabby at 11 o'clock a. m. The Lord'a 8up*?er at 3 o'clock p. f 'f1??1?,11 Consecration und the Kigiit Hand oi Jbellowship by the pastor. Sermon at 8 o'clock p. m. by Rev. Patbick H. gbavks, of Louisa county, Va. Rev. SVilliam James Howabu. It* . NORTH BAPTIST"3HURCH. 14TH ST. near R11. w.-sunday School at 9:30 a. m* Pieaclilng Sunday May 'Zi. st 11 s.m.. by Ksv. A. i Uunxxnotom, I).D, Lveuiuy service at 8 p.m. It* CHRIS'F cH UHGH. O ST., BETWEEN 6th and 7th sts. a. e., (Navy Yard.)?Services tomorrow 11 a. m. Preaching by Rev. P. Pirns Philllps, Rector of Grace church, BenyvUI*. Va. It SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH. 4TH ST. - -? and Virginia ave. s.e? Edmund Hzz bwsv, pastor -Five (o) were added to the Church last Sun oay. Preactungat 11 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. by the ?as tor. Children's Bible service at 3 p.m., conuuctsa by Pastor Hez Swkm. Subject, Sunday night, "Is it pos aibie to be a Christian during the warm weatiier?" bun day school, 9.30 am. loung Men's meeting 6 p.m. beats tree. W orshlp with u?. j[t ^WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN i, ? Church, 7 th it., near cor. oi K S.W., Rev. B. F Birr is a kb, D. D., pastor.?Services at 11 a. m. and 7:45 pm. Sunday school, U :k!0 a.m.; Young People's prayer meeting at 7:00 p.m.; weekly services every Thurs day evening at 7:45. It THE TABERNACLE. 9TH AND B 8T& _ s.w.. Rev. W. C. Scofield, pastor^ -Jubilee services at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. These services an to commemorate the extinguishment of the church debt. The sermon in the morning will be by the Rev. J. fc. Rankin, D. D. In the evening the story of the de hverauce will be told, lo.lowed by brief addresses. Choice music will be rendered st both services. it MRS LUNT PARKER WILL HOLD A spiritual m- eting including Psychometry tests and improvised poems; subjects from the audi ences. Every Sunday and fuesday evenings, 7:30 at 4zo 10th at H.W. ^ It* CHURCH OF THE REFORMATION,< LU O?^. therau), Pennsylvania ave. and ^d st e.e_ Capitol Hill, Rev. W. E. Pabsom, pastor.?Servioes 11 ^ in. and 8 p. m. Morning sermon to the Young People's Unlou. Evening topic: "Some Elements of Our Future Life." Seats tree. Sunday school atUiSO. It* WESLEY CHAPEL, OOR. OF STS AND F sts. &.W., James P. Wbioht, pastor. Teachers' prayer meeting 9:15 a. in.; Sunday achool9:30 a.m. Preaching by the pastor 11 a.m. and 8 pan. Children's meeting 3:^0 p.m. ioung people's matting 7 pan. Quarterly conference Monday 8 pom. Teachers1 pre paration meeting Thursday 7 pan. Prayer meeting Thursday 8 p.m. Seats tree. Stranger* welcome, if* A OOSPEL TEMPERANCE MEETING BY Waugh W. C. I. U., at Washington HalL cotK av*. sttd 3nl stk m, SfyMDAX st 3 Jo pip Washington News and Gossip, GovEhjonwr Receipts To-Dat.?Internal reve nue, $505,686; customs, 11683,34a Pardoned by the President.?The President has granted a pardon to John Rauber, convicted September, '86, of violation of the Internal reve nue laws wid sentenced to nine months' lmprlson was recommended by the At _KP?a the statement by the at northern district of New York that fftS, ana m3 mends send Among the President* Callers to-day were Sectors Jones (Ark.), call and Kenna, Representa ti^B Wilkinson and Lee, with Mr ornhum nt Patenta ***"? anHon. Garfield Funeral Expenses Disallowed.?First Controller Durham has disallowed the claim of W. R. Speare, an undertaker of this city, for $1,880 for services at the funeral of ex-President Garfield. A point was raised in this case that the claim wm a?a>Mt the Government and not agai?? hvthe'ttrtnf1therefore was not affected ?? ^causeof claimant's acx^The lttrir retJulreioents of the ? ., . *^r&t Controller now holds that the r)h?rtfh1o ia(mpl<1 Jurlsdl('tion in tne matter, aud that the claim was properly rejected. The Naval Retiring Board has recommended Commander E. B. Thomas, Richard U. rownley and Ensign r. W. Toppan. Invited to France.?The French government has Invited the War Department, through Secre tary Bayard, to send two Army officers to France 1)6 *** near Lieut. J. n. G. Wilcox, 7th cavalry, who was tried by court-martial at Fort Snelllng, Minn., for duplicating his pay accounts, was sentenced to dismissal from the service. The record of the rec|,elved at the War Department with a recommendation for clemency. A Year's Yield op Bullion.?The report of the Director of the Mint estimates the product of pre cious metals of the United States In 1886 to have been: gold, $35,000,000; silver, $51,000,000 The 3evenDyeaiu r?iamaleS the maxlmum lor the past A Dinner and Reception was given at the Hotel Rennert, In Baltimore, yesterday by Major J. D. Ferguson, in honor of CoL W. L. Trenhoim. thn comptroller of currency. irennoim, the Indemnity Lands to be Restored.?The Secre tary of the Interior has written a letter to the President stating that there seems to be no valid 5^e wRhdrawal of lands for Indemnity purposes of the various land grant roads in this country should not now be revoked. "Under the rulings of this Department," he adds, "no settler faQ, ^ireany rights under any ot the general any p;irt or the Public domain so thp pwLVVI ^^ remains withdrawn by order of authority." He, therefore, L meets wiiu tue approval of the President he win at once take the necessary Slf hvCCOmpllsl}Iljent 01 lhIs object. The mnuiiurt ta the1PtettK ?f thQ recommenaaUons Ensigns C. H. Hkwes and W. L. Capfs, sent to the Glasgow University to take the advanced course in construction and marlue architecture stood first and second in a very lanre class, ?i.nii at prizes?36 01 the term they lo?k al101 the Principal Arctic Expedition Survivors.?Gen. Greely Chief signal Officer, gives the whereabouts and occupations of his surviving Arctic comrades as follows; David L. Brainard, second lieutenant 2d iilX ^ i!rt ,^alla Wtlla: Jultu-4 H. Frederick sick and crippled at his home in Indianapolis, IncL uenry Bieucroecn, messenger, Agricultural Bu reau, Washington, D. C.; Maurice Conneli, first vr mni? iVate Signal corps, San Francisco^ and city g' aei*?ant Sfcnul corps, New York Natal Orders.?Passed Assistant Engineer Jno. C. Kafer ordered to temporary duty at Phlladel pha In connection with the plans of the machinery MiSsU^/flS81* . 4ctIn2 Boatswain Stephen ^ receiving snip New Hampshire, thi Thomas M. Johnston to duty at Htwiti^rP^n0rht^ti0\ Assistant Engineer W. ^ k }?. tlie Galena. Lieut. M. T. Wright detached from the navy-yard, Leasrue tmwvrt^fi ami ordered to duty as lnspec ? a?L the new cruisers. Lieuts. S. T. W. Halman and Hamilton Hutchins from duty under instructions at Newport, R. l, and ordered to Kw?r JPr^?uty m 111(3 lorPedo station. Assistant Engineer Thos. T. Carter from the Galena and placed on waiting orders. 111111 Examination por Promotion.?Lieuts. Seth M. Ackley and Chas. T. Hutchins have been ordered promotion.bef0re a 1147,11 examining board for The Farmers'Club ano President Cleveland.? The Philadelphia Press to-day says: Colonel J as. Duffy will entertain his friends of the Fanners' 8V at Marietta. The host will nave the honor of entertaining President Cleveland and E22S1 ?J P9 ??blnet on thl^Sok ?he w^h lifwitr d?leKall?Q will leave for this city and Marietta in a special train at 10 a. m. Promoted.?Joseph B. Ftftker, of New jersey, has been promoted from f 1,000 to tl.200 In the First Assistant Postmaster-General's Office, Personal.?Mr. George Kennan, of this city contributes an article on count Tolstoi, the Rus^ slan novelist and philanthropist, to Z'/ie Century the Danish Minister, and Titian j. coffey S'w^k10^'^ in New York last night ? BQMon?aMP?Dthft ahd G*Norcrossot i3osion, are at tne Arlington. ij. S. Witrcina or ^P=ton. Ueui. J <j. Forbes of Cincinnati antl W". T Pitt of New York, are at the Rlggs, T J paxton of Detroit, J. Cuyas of New York, and G. ll Hooper ot Boston, are at Wlllard s. aooper Blaine, ?foc Sherman, In ?S8. MR. BRUMM THINKS THE PORMER COULD BE ELECTED AND THE LATTER COULDN'T. Representative Brumin, of Pennsylvania, is in the city for a few days. He says he thinks the re publicans are going to nominate Mr. Blaine in '88. "If Mr. Blaine wants It, he will get the nomina tion," he declared emphatically to a Star reporter. "Mr. Sherman's friends seem to think he has a good chance for nomination," suggested the re ???r ittiMM. sz?Tj?j?, xr bSj 8upport orm reportwasketiU^Mf"Blalne00111(11X1 elected?" the an7reiiumwn h??(J?btc,about lt- 1 thlnk most I do noSS th,u Jlr: 8herman could be elected. Khwmi P because of any dislike of Mr. teUeve ^ B 1 Uke hlm' but 1 *** wliat 1 An Appointment by tbe President. txwlay appointed Wm. colvllle, nuii^Th "^ster of the land office at Duluth, Minn.,vice Ralpn N. Marble, resigned. War Department Change*. W" wltllIngton,or Pennsylvania, appointed assistant messenger, Adjutant General's Office; c. ? P?lnted clerk at Adjutant Gen eral's Office, by transfer from the Agricultural ?CmoV iflk3* 8wearlngen,of Georgia; Zadok of Kentui^^^ma' and Horatio G. Gibson, Jr., ^nSt nS?^.manently appointed, Surgeon SvlUserrlce nifea^ serving ?x months under u. Department Change*. miss Julia Cracraft, ot West Virginia, having served a satisfactory probationary term of six t?en*nnn an ibsohite appointment to Steffi Re^iui ?fflCe 01 thG Coaunlasloner 01 Railroads and Steamboats. ATTAMAKCE ON THE LONG AND SHORT HAUL CLAUSE. The Interstate commission ttwiay heard Mr. J. W. Bryant, representing the Mississippi and Ohio river steamboat interests, in opposition to any further suspension of the fourth section ef the interstate law fsr southern rall roa"8- Mr. Bryant submitted sworn state rhtnifti5SSioai?unient8 10 8bow that the claim ot HTMn^hA^fJ^u^.t taeyhave to make their rates the basis of steamboat rates at competitive true? and he contended that, as a Pi^a^r ot Justice and fairness to the transports the shipper, the railroads nf^ha K'anted further favor In the way w^^011 of the fourth section. nnt ?nn?i r^f .0n8 ^11141 the commissioners are UUs section? Kfantany further suspension of Major Poore's Condiuon. IT IS STILL CRITICAL, THOUGH HE IS SOMEWHAT Dr. Baxter said to^lay that Major Pdbre's condi tion was still critical, but that tils symptoms ?owned to be more favorable today. hundred and sixty erf the hands of the John ^teS?^?Sri5gES?SSi?u,,e^ J tuCE AHD JfOT WITNESS, WThy Senator JScPhefwa Decli?e4 to Appear Before the Pacific Kail war Commission. It will be remembered that the Pacific Railway Commission sent a communication to Senator Mcpherson, of New Jersey, when a statement from him appeared criticising their work. This answer was received: Hon Houb*. New York, May 17,1887.? T Pattlson?Dear Sir: Your favor of tne 11th Inst, reached me the evening of the 13th, - teaming the city; hence my reply has been delayed until my return here, la answer to your request to appear before the committee and give facts and suggestions touching the work before the committee, i win simply say that I have no knowledge of the affairs of the except voluntary statements knowledM nr ym?enlle^ n Pressing to have manSnt L?^ny things In respect of tbe ertiel r^th^ ml?Bjanagement of tnese prop w?s abuF tn 8^h other facts ^ 1 reeorrtf nr ?^taln reports and the records of the Departments at Washington. nf an Trtrtm setjmed sufficient to Justify the denial and tSSS ?niSi h'W them as was Proposed: could he safely and condii^ ?mi ^ ,?led aD ,nvestlgatlon into the nd. practices of their managers should uty your honorable coin ? ,,^f_are charged with, and when completed by ? yln another official capacity fflUn?pq. ill t?5T *re lhlnk thMX under tbe clrcum a^si%^f^m. ?r?ai,15n 1 bttve bt-lng otherwise n? o^! i yo.u?1 should not be expected to act ^paclty?both as witness and Judge. 1 am, with great respect, your obedient servant, John TT Wolrt ... J* lL MCPHERSON. nZmtoo. walsh, the sergeant-at-arms or the tb<T Brevoort House, - In New M?.phpii>'n l^ ay Ill^llt lo subpojua Senator Washington. & Qea3' but 110 bad come to WHAT THE SENATOR SATS. To a Star reporter, who called upon him at his residence In this city to-aay, Senator Mcpherson said: "I wrote the letter in reply to a request or summons of the Paciflc Railroad Commission for ?i?^?p?ear.J?e .re lu 1 bave nothing to tell tbe Commission that Is not accessible to them without FJav Information I have received In regard management or these roads has been at ?r.5^rJ ?01 of L**e several Government l>e k i? some "^ases from statements voluntarily brought to me by parties. Now I do not ope to go beiore the Commission and be cross examined upon a subject on which I have no per sonal knowledge, and, besides, as a Senator, I shall be compelled to act upon the report or this com mission when It shall be submitted to Congress. I do not choose to be made a witnes In a case where *,0 he one or the Judges. But there need be no difficulty in the way of the commission gcttiug all the Information I have had as to those roads. It is easily accessible." THE INCREASED WATER RATES. What Capu Sytnons Says About Them. The attention of CapL Tbos. W. Symons, of the engineer department of the District government, was directed by a Star reporter to-day to a reso lution adopted last night by citizens' Association No. 4 inquiring whether the Commissioners have the legal right to increase the water tax, and also how It will affcct poor people who are compelled to purchase water by reason of the very general removal of the public pumps. The first thing Capt. Symons did was to open a copy of Webb's Digest, lying near his elbow at page 39<i and to it?-, 5 following paragraph to the reporter: i hat the said corporation (or Washington) shall by ordnance act or otherwise, to establish a scale or annual rates tor the supply Ind J^o'saM ?*ater, apportioned to different classes of buildings in said city, ? ? ? and to modify alter, amend, Increase or reduce such scale rroui time to time; ? * ? to collect such rates or rents when so fixed, in advance or otherwise." THE INCREASED RATE AUTHORIZED BY LAW. "Now." said Capt. Symons, turning to the re porter, "you can see what authority the Commis sioners have to Increase the water rent, and this authority has not been diminished or reduced bv subsequent acta of congress. So far as the In crease will affect poor people, you may say that it will be scarcely perceptible. Most all the poor people were taxed under the old rates at $3 30 per annum for a house having a frontage of iu reet and two stories in heighu The new rates will only increase that amount by 20 cents. You will find that nearly one-half of the houses in the city pay this rent and no more. In the case of houses which are lour stories in height and have a frontage of, say thirty feet, the new water rates will be an increase of two dollars and lour cents over the old. Therefore you can see that seventy-live per cent of the increase will fall upon these large houses." 'THE NECESSITY FOR THIS INCREASE," he said, "arises from the fact that the income heretofore derived from this source has not been sufficient to support the department, as is evidenced by the many complaints that have , n 01 tlie Inadequacy or the water sup ply. 1 he Increase is also necessary from the fact that at the present time there are several sections of the city absolutely without proper protection from lire. My object is to place tire hydrants and other appliances in these localities, but it cannot be done without money. THE REMOVAL OP PUMPS. "Before we got water from the Potomac River," he continued, "the people were supplied by pumps. Since that time three-rourthsof the pumps have been removed, but not by the District authorities. In the majority of cases it was done by the owners of the property on which they stood, who did not wish them there. Where the pumps were and are removed by order of the Commissioners It is because It was ascertained by analysis that the wall? was impure and unat for use. Besides, the service of the pumps is inadequate, nor is there enough money to keep them in order. We have had for the year 1887 only $3,000 to repair these pumps, which sum you will acknowledge is not sufficient, when it is known that there Is any number or pumps in the territory between Brlghtwood and Anacostla. as fast as we can we are replaelotr the old pumps with handsome new ones, but that cannot be done unless there is money." THE qtJESTION OF REVENUE. 'Then, too, you must remember that quite one half of the revenue obtained from water rent is used to pay the District's share of the interest on the sinking fund. If we could have the entire use of the revenue to run the department there would be no more complaints but you know that we ha vent. There is also another matter to which I called the Commissioners' attention In my last annual report * said Capu Symons in conclusion. "1 mean that the water-main tax should be increased from lv to 1# cents per square foot. Why? For the re J ; son simply that nowadays we are putting down larger mains, which, of course, cost more money. In the old days, when that rate of l v cent was flxwi, the pipes were only about three to four inches in diameter, but at the present time they are much larger." Bench and Bar Enjoy Planked Shad. I A PLEASANT AFFAIR AT MARSHALL Ham. TO-DAY. To-day a planked-shad dinner Is in progress at Marshall Hall, an entertainment tendered by the members of the bar of the District of Columbia to l the new chief justice, Hon. D. H. Bingham, and the justices of the Supreme Court of the District. I The arrangements were in charge of Messrs. H. W. Garnett, Mills Dean, Bnoch Totten, W. P. Mat I tlngly, and Hosea Gordon as a committee. The ; party, numbering about 150, left on the steamer Arrowsmlth about 11 o'clock. There were present Justices Bingham, Hagner, James, Merrick, and 1 Montgomery, of the Supreme court of the District' Judge MacArthur, retired; Judge Weldon, of the Court of Claims; Judge snell, of the Police Court, and many of our leading lawyers. It had been anticipated to have the justices of the United States supreme Court, but, this being their last day for consultation, they were not present, jus tice Wylle (retired) was absent on account of sick* ness in his family, and Justice. Cox because of a bereavement. .Marshal Wilson, Register Clagett, Capt. Ent wisle, Gen. Henkle, District Attorney Worthing, ton, W. Si. Abert, fcL O. Ciaughton, J. P. Wnma jf. Wilson, W. A. Gordon, J. c. Heald, W. D. Baldwin. Gen. Mussey, R. PendalL C. M. Smith, J. A. Saville! W. J. MiRer, D. E. Cahill, H. Clageu, M/AshfortL P. W. Jones, and C. M. Matthews were on the boat! A Scene In a Jury WHAT 18 SAID TO HAVE OCCASIONED A CHANGE IN THE VOTE OP THE M'BRIDE JURY. In the McBride arson case, when the jury was called down about 8 o'clock last evening, the fore man stated thai they had not agreed upon a ver dict. The court inquired of several If they did not think that they could come to a verdict if they made another attempt. A negative reply was given by each until Mr. Denham was reached. He remarked that he had his doubts whether, If certain circumstances were known to the court, he would allow a verdict to stand If they should find one. This remark, it Is stated, referred to an occurrence in the jury-room. As a Star reporter was informed, the jury stood ten for conviction to two for acquittal up to 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. At th*y. time, it Is stated, one of the Jurors made a by reading in the jury-room a memorandum of a statement he had overheard one of the two Jurors voting for acquittal make, during the trial, to the effect that he was going to stand by hls friends. After that the Jury stood 11 to 1, the juror to whom reference was made in the statement read. It Is said, changing his vote to conviction. Wm. Puller, a colored artilleryman, was blown to pieces in Savannah, Ga., Thursday, during the firing of a salute in honor of the passage ox the Fifteenth Miwntlmeafc DEATH Or ROBERT P. DODGE. ?r off tbr District off Col a of Die* off Heart Diwi It was hoped and expected that when Mr. Robt P. Dodge, assessor or the District of Colombia, re turned from Old Point Comfort, where he had been to recuperate his health, that bis condition would Improve, but since he came back last Tues day he has been growing weaker all the time, and he did at 2:30 o'clock this morning, at his resi dence, corner 8th and Q streets, at the age of seventy years. His death resulted from an at retic n ol the heart. The deceased was the son or Francis Dodge, an extensive merchant, who was honorably ldeutlfled with the District trom the commencement of the I century. Robert P. Dodge was born in George town on the 1st or September, 1N17. He graduated at Princeton college, and also as an engineer In Kentucky,and was offered a professorship oi math ematlcs In that State at the age ot nineteen, but preferred employment on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, among the mountains or Maryland. He subsequently settled in his nave town, devoting hlmselt to the manutacture or Hour, and carried on an extensive milling establlshm-ut on Seneca ] Creek, In Montgomery County, and afterward with Gen. Lorenzo Thomas, In Georgetown. During the war or the rebellion he was a;?|H>tnted a pay , master In the army, aud received tlie title or colonel, performing much hard work ror the pub lic service. He was subsequently appointed the 1 treasurer and assessor ot the District Government, aud when the two positions were separated he became the assessor or the District, as the office has since existed. His death occurred after a pro longed Illness, in splie ol which h*? insisted upou periormlng his otUclal duties. About two weeks ago he was advised to visit Fortress Monroe, where It was supposed the sea air would b<*neilt him; but It did him no good, and on his return home his condition became worse, when his heart seemed to be seriously affected aud ho died must ' peacefully. He was a man or superior abilities, and noted tor his manly qualities. For many years he was a vestryman In St, John's church, and was univer sally beloved tor his liberality, gentle manners, pure Christian character, and rare benevolence. The runeral will be held at Oak lilil chapel on Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Dr. Wm. Tlndall, secretary or the Board of Dis trict Commissioners, says: "Mr. Dtnltfe's Hie was one or impressive probity and Inspired absolute confidence In his Iniegrlty. He was remarkably Industrious and well equipped mentally tor tlie duties or the office he heid, and his diligent appli cation to his work was largely tne cause ot uls breaking down." The Commissioners have adopted resolutions ot regret and direct that the District offices be closed afuer 12 o'clock on the day of the tuneraL SOCIETY MOTES. Secretary and Mrs. Whitney, accompanied by tbjjS" Andrews, went to New York yesterday morn Senator and Mrs. MacPherson and Gov. and Mrs. Green go to New Jersey to-day. senator and Mrs. MacPherson will sail on June 1st ror Europe. Mrs. Folsom will not go with the President's party to Saranac. Senator and Mrs. Cockrell will attend the June SRSS Pumt- *oln* tbere Mis. Youmans presented to the President at the reception yesterday her Wends, Mr. and Mrs. Pur vis, or .England, who are stopping at the Arllng commlssloner and Miss Ruth Oberly were at the reception yesterday to Introduce an aunt and cousin, who are their guests. Miss Lucy Frellnghuysen has returned to her home In Newark. The famllv will go dlreetlv to Ve^?3^Ior lhe season, and will be Joined by Mr John Davis In June. J ' Gen. and Mrs. Berdan, who spent the winter at ftJrSlade0?mrQeX'WUi **** aty8hortJ>r Minister and Mrs. de Reutersklold go to New York next week. Mr. and Mrs. David King win take possession of their cottage at Newport on Thursday, but win return here In the autumn. Mrs. King,alter riding *5* tUe first paper hunt and winning a prize, had since been In the seclusion of mourninx for her sis ter, who died in New Yor*. 8 The country Club has changed its day from Wednesday to Saturday. Word has been received here of the safe arrival of the Baronsss d'ltajuba in Paris, and of the Misses West, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. nei yar In Umdon. They will go direct to Paris, the Misses West and Mrs. Helyar returning ajraiu to London soon. Mrs. Helyar will be presented at court and take part In the season of J uly and Au Minister Alvensleben gave a dinner in honor of Mrs. Andrews on Thursday evening. The Swedish minister and Mrs. de Reutersklold [ gave a dinner early In the week to Secretary and Jfr-s- WlUtner, Mrs. Andrews, Mr. Roust.in, the Turkish minister. Mr. John Davis and Miss Ma comb. The French minister gave a theater party on Wednesday night to Mrs. Story, Miss Bancroft, i Miss Adams. Mr. Endlcott and Mr. Alexandre Greger, with a supper party at the legation after ; the play. Secretary and Mrs. Whitney dined Secretary and Mrs. Lamar and the Postmaster-general and Mrs. Vilas, at Grasslands, on Thursday. Senator and Mrs. and Miss Cameron have gone to their place near Philadelphia; later they will tw to Beverly. * A social club of young people from Washington held a very enjoyable meeting last night with Miss Emery at Highland Grove, Mr. M. G. Emery's beautiful country place near Bright wood. The house and grounds were brilliantly Illuminated by Chlnese lanterns. Invitations have been Issued for the marriage of Mr. Bralnanl H. Warner, of this city, and Miss Mary Hamilton Phillips, of Fredericksburg, to take place at SU George s Episcopal church. In the latter city, on Wednesday evening. June 1st, at 7 o'clock. The ceremony will be followed by a wed ding reception at the residence of the bride s parents, from 7:30 until 10 o'clock. Miss Helen Craig, of Baltimore, is visiting Mrs. R. A. Fish, 1208 Virginia avenue southwest. Mr. A. F. Klngsley and family have gone to their country home at "West End," Falls Church, for the summer. Mrs. Bun ton stone has returned to her house, 1715 De Sales street. A social feature of next week, which will be en joyed alike by old and young, is the garden party to be given on the ground or the Children's Hos Sltal lor the benefit of the treasury of that lnstitu on, on Thursday afternoon and evening. The claims of this charity upon the public are so strone as to be well nigh Irresistible, but when to the de light of doing good Is adaed the charm or a pleas ant society affair, a large attendance may confi dently be counted upon, lhe entertainment is in the hands ot well-known and competent ladles, so that Its success In every respect may be regarded as assured In advance. Masonic Hall was the scene last night of much gayety at ProL Mat-mi's twenty-eighth annual May festival and ball. The hall was thronged with a brilliant assemblage or young people and their trlends ot older growtn, and the exercises of the evening went off with all the eclat usual with Marinl'S pupils. The lord chamberlain was Master Frederick Decourey Faust; the queen of May was Miss Vergle Faust; queen of tallies. Miss Roinaine Manulx; queen ol flowers. Miss Maude MUburn. Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Presbrey, who have been spending tour months In Mexico and on the Pacific coast, will return to the city this evening. Mrs. E. Pitta Taylor, of South Bend, IntL, and Mr. Ed. P. Taylor, of St, Paul, Minn., mother and brother of Mr. Thos. 8. Taylor, of the Post Office Department, will arrive In Washington to-morrow on a week's visit, stopping at Na 1325 nth street northwest. Mrs. Hugh Ewlng, of Ohio, and Miss Donovan, of Philadelphia, are visiting Mrs. H. B. Denman Na 162316th street. ^ MISS Helena McCarthy sails June 22d, on the Celtic, for a summers tour in Europe, accompany, lng Baltimore friends. Mrs. Jenness Miller, who has sent oat the first number of her magazine Drcu, delivered an ad dress before the students of v&ssar coll eve the other day on dress reform, and the girls agreed to wear next year a costume without corsets, to be designed by Mrs. Miller. Mr. and Mrs. George Lothrop Bradley have left the city for their rural home. ? notable feature at the funeral off Mrs. Gib son yesterday was the innovation In the mat ter of flowers sent. The most of them werein colors, great bunches of La France roses, Dink and crimson. The fashion of sending flowers in colors to funerals prevails In New York. Mrs. W. E. Moore, of Helena, Ark., and her da ugh tea niece of President Polk, the authorofseveral beautiful poems, and is the widow of Major Moore, chief commissary of Gens, Johnston and Bralnr oi the Confederate army. Mrs. Moore and daugnter are stopping with their friends, Judge and Mrs. L. H. Mangurn, 62313th street northwest. The country place ot the late*Joseph IL Bradley, known as Chsvy Chase, lying at the intersection of the Broad Branch and BrookviUe roads, above Tenleytown, and containing 904 acres, haabeea aold tor 140,000 to Mr. George Graham, of the firm of Sherman 6 Co. A sleeper on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad ^.doradM_at_8aUda Thursday. Miss Grace Lea He, leading lady of theKatt Cakietoh Company, was instantly killed, " ' Telegrams to The Star. rouvier will form a cabinet Boulanger's Great Hold on the People. THAT KEW VOLCANO IN MEXICO. L0>D05 POLITICAL. TOPIC*. Quirt Tan in Iko Know of C*Mn*M? The Paruellltee Canthi >applnf. Special Cable Dinpatch to Thi Ett.kixo Star. London. May '-'1.?The house ot commons wu treated last nlcht to a series ot humorous ej?l*odes out-heroding Herod. Laboucbere convul^-d the house by gravely rising and moving closur- when Id all seriousness It was needed to put an ->nd to tbe Interminable discussion on the railway bllL The speaker promptly declined the lnriutiou. Then there was the pleasing spectacle ot Hrad laugb seated on the ministerial bench in a close colloquy with the tory ministers. Lord George Hamilton subsequently declared that the govern ment would be glad ot BradlaugVs ass:stance. The question as to the details of tbe arranrement.t tor the commons service at St. M argarefs church to-morrow led to an extraordinary sp?vt acl*. Instantly the speaker rose to reply, the house KMX INTO A SOLEMN SIUtXCR, as the rlffht honorable president dex-rtbed with great deliberation how he would take his seat at this table, and then would go down ihe house to that door, then-.* through the members* lobby to the central lobby, and on to Westminster HalL A stranger might have imagined t hat some event c f preternatural gavity was being dealt wTh. Tbe Illusion was somewhat shak< u when s r Henry Tyler inquired where the members wit* to me< t the ladle-, who would assemble there, which the speaker ungallantly hlnte?l whs a matter ot miner detail. It was completly shattered when Mr. Tanner ask^l whether. It tbe weather w a- unsatis factory, omnibuses would be provided kt honor able members. Late lu tneevening THE PAKXKLLITKS WKRK CAC?JHT WAWINQ by the wily chalrm in remaining away tor refresh, ments only ten minutes instead of the usuul thirty, six amendments b?'lnj: struck off the paptr beca use the Pariieiutepro|><>s*'rx had not r 't tuned. The n^sult ot an important meetlng tie dissentient llV-rals will lie that tte change of venue clause ot the crimes bill will be withdrawn and some other measure substituted for it. The unionists will render the government more help than ever In pushing the crimcj bill to speedy conclusion. The St'inii'tni reports a rum<>r of serious JUset*. slon in the ranks of the Irish party. ROl/EAXGEH'S lilt EAT KTRDViTR. His Extraordinary Popularity Re. vealed by the* Preheat C abinet t rikU. Special Cable DUpatli to The Kvksiso At.ol Losdon, May 2L?Freyclnet having f -unil the task ot forming a ministry too hard for, hi in in. terest centers for the moment on cietaenceeu. The latter* ta'sii at ton to take office is abundantly accounted forty his Inability to rulrlll Uls coloul.il and financial pledges by abandoning Tonquln and Imposing an Income tax. FreydneC's failure Is another triumph for Boulanger, who falsings the proverb thai there is no necessary man. News paper editors In Paris say they <lo not remember any such spontaneous show ot public fax or a* has been manifested since this crisis. Megrama are raining down upon the members of the chamber fr m their const it uents, exhorting them to insist on boulanger's being in t he next cabinet. THE GOSSIP OF IvOXDVX. A Hew SllrerColn?inbiirnc** Jubilee Ode to tbe Queen. Special Cable Dwpateh to Thi EvxKtwa Star Loxi>on, May 21.?Much dissatisfaction Is ex pressed at the intention to issue a new coin, tho double florin, which w 11 be of about the size and Inconvenience of the American silver dollar. A protest has been made to the lawmakers. Swinburne's new poem treats ot the national character and national progress of England dur ing the present reign. showing the real lulvance of the country despite the disappointed expectation* of those who foretold universal peace. It also touches on English hospitality toward 'he exilea and defeated men of all nations and t he crowning distinction conferred by sclent ill triumphs. Edwin Arnold has in hand a new volume ot poems. n. ROUVIER TO EORJI A CABINET* Looking for Material to the Badfrt Committee?More Petition* for Bom* laager. Paris, May 21.?M. Rouvier has consented to form a ministry, lie hopes to Induce the lead 14 members of the bu lget committee of the chamber of Deputies to accept positions la the new cat*, net. Before declining the task of forming a ministry M. de Freyclnet consulted M. Clemenceau, who promised his support only on ihe condition that the cabinet be a thoroughly radical one. M. do Freyclnet, bit ween the opportunist opp<isltlori t<^ and the radical support of, Boulauger, was com pelled to d^ llne the task of forming a cabinet. President Grevy also con^ulu-d M. Kaynal. Both Kaynal and M. Ferry advised the president to summon M. Clemenceau. It ? je feared, however, that a cabinet under M. Clemenceau would bo short-lived in the face of the opportunist oppose tlon. The municipal authorities of Lyons, Renne\ MontpelUer, U Puy and other places have peti tioned President Grevy to P lain o n. Boulanger In the cabinet. ATTACKING *. CLKMANCKaC. The Repvbliqite Francame attacks M. Clemafe ceau, wu'^se attitude, the pajter declares, pre vented M. De Freyclnet from forming a cabinet. The Retmbliqme also expresses the ltopo that M de Freyclnet will reconsider his determlna tlon not to form a ministry. bow arssiA regards it. St. Petbrsbcko, May, 21.?The Russian paper* consider the present cabinet crisis in France, as closely connected with the Boulanger question. The St.Petersburg <;<uette declar?*t> that the man ner of settlement of the present trouble will show w hether or not France desires to escape from her humiliating portion, and to fearlessly play a re? sponsible part In the event* of the day. MORE REPORTS OF A VOIXANO. Xexlcan* Inalntiag tbat One Developed at tbe Time of tbe Earthquake. St. Lons, May JL?A special from the city of Mexico says: Reports from local officials in tb* regions of North Mexico, recent ly visited by earth quake shocks, reached here yesterday. The chief of the fiscal guard at Babisp*' says: "The earth quake was so strong here that it did not leave a single habitable house standing, sixty pereona were killed and many were wounded beyond aopo of recovery. Between 3 p. m. and la. m. of the day following there were 18 shocks. We are still digging out bodies, and think the number of killed will reach loO.-' A letter from Janos, In chihuahua says: "The greater part of the bouses here were destroyed, but nobody was killed." The Jeff Po litico of Casas Grande sends word that there t* great need of food for sufferers In the district Af fected. ANOTHER BTORT OP a VOLCANO. Another letter from Janos declares the existence ot an extensive volcano, and says: "The smoite 1* so dense it cuts off the rays of the sun. Many tee* Ufy that when tbe earthquake occurred they saw large boulders shoot up into the air, and that flames burst forth from the summit of the moun tain, setting fire to the forest." The municipal president of San Andres writes: "At 3:30 p.m. an extraordinary earthquake oo> curred here. Bouses were shattered and glaM broken. There Is a clear spring at tbe fool of a bluff. For two hours this spring flowed an im mense stream ot water, thick with red mud, but after a while it returned to Its original condition.'* A later letter from Casas Grande says: '*In tbe mountains which we call Sierra Mad re * volcano ot tire was started, which Is even now covered with great clouds ot smoke. The volcano buret forth the hour the earthquake was felt." Trewelyaa Justifies Himself. HIS EEPLT TO CHCRCHILL'S CRITICISMS AND BH PRESENT ATTITC1>K ON THE IRISH QCMTIOrf. Lonpon, May 2L?Mr. Trevelyan has written a letter in reply to the communication of Lord Ran* dolph Churchill, published in the 7?m? of Thurs day last. In which the latter quoted from spettcbe* made by Mr. Trevelyan in lKsa-na, while ctutf secretary for Ireland, and clawed that Mr. Tre velyan then favored tbe policy now pursued by the government in Irish affaire. Mr. Trovelyaa Justifies his action while In offloe, which, be do. Clares, was in consonance with bis present atti tude on the Irish question. He says tbat though the government had the power to try the men be fore three Judges without a Jury, neither Earl Spencer, then lord-lieutenant, nor himself, had ever uaed that power. He contends tnat while In office he had to speak a greater number of hoc re and upon a greater number of subjects than any man In any assembly, and was compelled to make rapid decisions on critical questions under fierce and searching criticisms. He say* he is willing to admit that there were cases in which he ana Earl Spencer may have departed from the strict line or conduct law down tor themselves at the beginning of their task, but they left speech and writing In Ireland tree while tbey extinguished crime, so that the succeeding government did not need to resort to coercion. Mr. Trevelyan con cludes by bow Lord Randolph Churchill reconciles his opposition to the mildest coercion In UM& with his approval ot the present bill. Pauhtixe, Tex., May 21.?Near mldnlgbrTOtrs* day night Thomas O'DonneU, a barkeeper. killed by city marshal Rogers. ODonnell beating hi* fatber-ln-iaw, Frank Lataron, aa oM miin when neighbors sent for the marshal, the latter arrived O'Donoeu opened Ore ~ breaking his right arm adore tbe elbow. Rodgers shifted hi* revolver to his lad, hand sad a regular fosllade ensued. O'DonneU received l bullets, one through hi* bowels proving The coroner's Jury justified the killing. pimscao, May ZL?Latest dispatches ?eoel?ed from tbe com region Mate tbat there had been no further disturbance. The men are idle at an" works, and no attempt was made to-day on tb* part ot the operators to put new man at work.