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I J?tekt Farmer K.XOWS
f that ?wli must to torn up by the roots, or
tfeey will to sure to crop out again. So It ia
diseases which have their origin in Je
pnwJ blood. The causeof tbe complaint moat
' ?* removed by Ayrr'i Sarsaparilla, or no perma
xot cure is possible. Try it.
C. W. Allen. Drujnrist. of Brunswick, X-.,
?"I have never known Ayer'a Saraaparilla
to ?lve satisfaction. In hundreds of cases
Witbin my knowledge It has proved a perfect
jreciflc for diseaae* arista* from Impurities ia
ttta I reward It aa an Invaluable spring
atedicine.
AYTR'S 9ARSAPARILLA,
prepared by Dr. J. C. Aver k Co., Lowell. Man.
Sjld by all Dnnnost*. Prioa tl aix bottlea, *5.
^30 WORTH ??'? A BOTTLE.
AR
FMtP.KABLZ V:ASF.
TO* fIU-riOW3 CARLSBAD SPRITFL BALI
PH.- I KM? FRoM THF NATCBAL SPRINGS
OF < \LLSBAD BET; > R TH AN All
OF THE SO-CALI tV BLOOD
pi Kin lxo remedies.
Tie rasHer of M. Guinrenhcm * Sons, Ofi and Ji8
fvaitUfj -fleet. on* of tbe larire*t import houses in
tbe Cmtsd Mates, writes undrr ilste of June :?0. 1MX8,
..follows:
fafiwnl h?Te *uffered from abamwa which al
Itt, :', rn..il on tbe back of me neck, and bad to be cut
tS-B time to time to obtain relief. I se-d all aorts of
food runner*. but witiaout avail. The abscesses
wor.ld always rtarpeat. I ?uff?red very much lain
a- U1 UI> > iiisk-iau ad', ised me to uae the penuine mi
?crt*'- <srlsbad Spmdel Sajta (powder form). I used
{fee for aU-ut four weeka. and dnce that time I hare
rntire'y free from tbe disease. My complexion
d^rwL and 1 have enjoyed fo?d health ever since. I
(unot apeak ti o highly of tw? really valuatle remedy,
m,j |w)r it W> all mv friends, who also
? est < I its wonderful .-fleets as a laxative.
V ur? very r.Hj?ctlaUy, I. MYERS.
T> Genuine ( arlsbsal Sprudel Salt Powder is put np
fc rv-jii'1 Kttlea. Each bottle coc.eein a paper cartoon
art ha? the ?eal of the eity of Carl?>?d ami the tirna
tk.r- of Eieiier A Mendelsou Co- Hole Aaretits. around
tteucck t every t i ttle. All others sre worthiest* imi
fctlous. Pamphlets aud Dr. 1 eholdt's lecture mailed
trrr ui* n sri'licstion ElrNER ,* MENl'ELSON CO,
a b r ,3> N V- Sole Aift-ms. au l-m.w&f
A Scalt Skis Disease 12 \ears.
rt KED B? CCTICI'RA REMEDIES.
I. John J. I'aw, D. D. 9., bavi nar {practiced dentistry
}b this county for thirty-live years, and toinar well
known to thousands hereabouts with a view to help
icv wh'i are afflicted aa I have lieen for the pest twelve
years, testify that th* CITICERA REMEDIES cured
jt.r t Psoriasis. or Scaly Skin, in eiarht days.;after the
dorter* srith whom I had conatdted irave me no help or
?Btoura#tttient
JOHN J. C ASE. D. D. 8., Newton, X J.
We have been selling your CCTICrRA REMEDIES
f<r years, and have the Hirst complaint yet to receive
frjni a purchaser. One of the worst cases of Scrofulal
ever saw was cured by the use f ,five bottles of CTTI
ttU UMLVHT. tH TlClRA and CUTICCRA
tiUAP. The soap takes the "cake" here a*4.a medicinal
+*!>.
TAYLOR * TAYLOR. Druarffists,
Frankfort. Kan.
Yoar CTTIfTRA REMEDIES performed a wonder
ful < ute last summer on one of our customers, an old
?riit>nian of seventy years of aire, who suffered with a
fesrfnlly distressing eruption on his bead and face,
led wlao had tried all remedies and doctor* to no
purpose. J. f. SMITH * CO.,
Texarkana. Ark.
Sold everywhere. Price, CTTICTT.A, .W.-. SOAP,
Sic. RF>t>LVKNT. tL Pre,?red by tbe POTTER
DEl 'i AND THEMIi AL I'D.. Boston. Mass.
PIMPLES, blackt'eads. chapped and oily skin pre
sented by <T 111 IKAMLl.K \TH)S"AP J'Jt;
w uat Scotts Emulsion II AS
DOKK.
OVER 'Ji POI NDS GAINED IN TEN WEEKS.
EXPERIENCE OF A PROMINENT CITIZEN.
The CitiTDiMA Society pok the )
8m*Bwio? or Vice. r
Sas TUkisco, July 7tb. 1S8.">, )
1 took a severe cold upen ray chest and lumrs and
di<l not .-Ive it proper attention; it developed into
bronchitis, and in the fall of tbe same year I was
threat?n?.l srith consumption. Physicians ordered
me to a more conoenial climate, and I came to San
Fraucisc.'. Soon after my arrival I commenced
taiinir Scott's Emulsion of Cf<1 Liver Oil with Hypo
Thosphites rearularly three tiun a day. In ten weeks
my avi irdnpois went from 155 to ISO pounds and
ever, the couch meantime ceased.
C. K. BENNETT.
Sold by all druggists.
oc8
IT Tor HAD TASK'S TWO OF CARTERS LITTLE
Tjver Pills before r?tirinar you would not have had
that coated ton^nse< t Iwd taste in Th.- nu nth this morn
ifif. Keep a vial with you for occasional use.
JiuT Only The I" lowers That
bloom in tbe sprin*." but still more the Flowers which
are bks.im.nir now will brin? arood cheer to your heart
?cd home uurintr the couains Holidays.
717 15TH ST. N. W.
(Buihlinar of the National Safe Deproit Company)
t the nice, neat, cozy, new Flower Store, where you
*%ut to leav e^our orders for Holhlay Presents in tbe
Kiieof
FLOWERS, FLORAL DESIGNS. AND PUNTS.
An endleaa variety of
Fancy ba.sk> ts, center-pieces, vases, and
STANlei.
?ny of which when filled with beautiful and iraarrant
>: wt-rs and Plants will tie j charmitur Holiday present.
Great .-are and attectiou idtrn to orilerafor
ARTISTIC DESIGNS AND INTERIOR DECORA
TIONS.
Please (rive us a pall and leave your otilers early, es
pecially fur Vaaa-s to to filled with Plants.
5. STl'DER.
?U.'O-.'w ilorist.
THOSF WHO WISH TO PRACTICE ECONOMY
?li- aid buy Car'.. ' ? Little Liver Pills. Forty Pills
fa a \ ial; ouly oue pill a dose.
Oet The Best.
THE CONCORD HARNESS
I.CTZ k BRO,
407 Penn are., ad> ininw National Hot?L
Horse Blankets and Lap Kobe* in irreat variety at
?ery low price*. oc3
B,
>AY STATE GUITARS ARE THF. BESX
Bay State Guitar* are the irwest priced.
lay State Guitars satisfy all
Bay state Guitar* sell as fast as they can to manufac
tured.
I*end foe price* and description to
i. C. HAYNF.S k CO^
Oct: 11 ",mo S3 Court at. B. -ton. Mass _
IkoSoT U RGE OR WEAKEN THE BOWELS.
KM bo.*, act mlly on the iivrr and oil.'. A perfect
t?er ?ocr?ctcr l trtrr'a Little Liver Pills.
To The Poor And Rich
The Man lfactunuar Establishment as a relief to the
I?? ra>w1 an advice t? the rich. If you want t>* mak< a
Cnnstmas preaeut u> your nervant or to any poor
Won.an. t4>) s wouldn't do. but a nice dress made of
IP -?J wratrj aoods and irtiaranteeal fit, stylish make,
(-> low aM WO.
or a t<*t in check" or ( lain, neat flttiny. at the same
twice, is iuor? u?ef il to inve, as any toy or fancy arti
cle. We mad* up a lanre line of tt^-ae inssfe for that
%ery pury??^-. Not to make any money on them but
to ibi-s what the Manutai tuniur lj>iaiii!ahment can
ftiake In low price irarmenta
Our One dresee. surpass anythinar in this city.
MK'slliw advice and yon make the poor happy
and you w ill save mosey.
MASIFACTITUNG ESTABLISHMENT.
dl4-toll Ml* 7th st. n. w._
y,- UU-E'S < ?\l JJ'.RIEs? "IN LOVE." THE LATEST
j w. rk ?>f Msr<-i ? -ie: A aupert> Pti<iti?rr?ph. in
two sixes, colored or plain. The picture of the se?
aoc Companion t<> the "P<sare-maker.n "TEASING."
Hul W^ncr "FAIT H." "H< >PE," B-ienlia i-eu. and
many other new aa I beautiful subjects for the Holi
days. The brat Etcuiutfs and EiurTavinn*. Phot<?T*phs,
Braon's Carbon Pictures All the Rrsrers' Groups
J AMIS a. EARLE k SONS,
d'-'4 Sl.t CHESTNCT ST . PHILADELPHIA.
"SEW I EAR'S TABLE
B.lould be without a bottle of
ANtiOHTI RA BITTERS,
The srorld-renowned Appealer of exiiuiaite flavor.
^ Beware of counterfeita J1
Is cheafienoturti for anybody, but cheaper
by far to sufferer* from aches and pains
is Rensrs>'? /-(aaster, an inexpensive rein
Alt edy which brings joy and gladness to
those afflicted with Rheumatism. Sci
0TERCOAT atica. Bactarhe. Chest Pains, Coaurha,
Coida, and Hoarasness. Grateful thoa
tOSL t.'jO aands testify to the irreat benefit derived
from tiiia plaster.
tr Send two-cent stamp to Seaburr k
Johnson. N. Y., for a copy of "liastruc
lions from the Doctor^^
^TrT It!
ponds EXTRACT Is known everywhere, and well
fa*Cits its reputation a* the "People's Remedy," and
Caivaml Pain Destroyer." For over forty yean this
f**1 v*getahie compound has proved It* eficscy. and I
failed t> do its duty when brourbt into uaas. It
ea*s. ?o? ita (treatest renown as ssubouerof all pain*
I lneaL.matioa, and should be iu every household.
HDS Kll KAl T rores Burnt. Old Sores, Chaflnar.
"nds. Knassa, PUea, Catarrh, HemorrLaires, Female
Jomtjanu.etc. Ask for POND S EirSlcT. Take
MI nutation* my 31
2d EDITION.
UH Mow ii Hi Star.
NOT SPOKEN IN FORTY DAYS.
The Steamship Samana Believed to
Have Been Lost In the Big Storm.
Sew York. Dec. 28.?Speculation ?u rife
on the floor of Maritime exchange this morn
ing over the possible fate of the
steamship Samana. which left here for Havtian
and San Domingo ports on November 22
last. Nothing has been heard of the vessel
since the clay she left New York. It will be re
called that the Hamana's departure was pre
ceded by a heated controversy between the?at
that time Havtian consul?K. t>. liasse tt and the
custom house officials. Mr. Basset claimed
that the vessel carried arms and ammunition for
the insurgents, and made strenuous efforts to
have the vessel delayed until her cargo could be
inspected. Collector Magon.however,refused to
interfere and the Haniana cleared for her des
tination. On November 25th the eastern coast
of the United States, the direct route
of the Samana, was visited by one
of the most severe storms ever
experienced by *ea-faring vessels. More than
one vessel went down before these gales, and it
is nearly forty days since the Samana has been
reporte'd at any of her destined ports, nor has
any incoming steamer reported naving passed
her.
A. C. Elliott, her agent in this city, said to
day he had but one hope of ever again
hearing of the Samana. The Dutch
steamer Prins Maurits, which is hourly
expected herefrom Havtian ports. Mr. Elliott
says, might possibly bring some intelligence of
his vessel. It is the opinion of seafaring men
in general in this city, however, that the
vessel is lost.
The Samana was a screw steamer schooner
rigged, of 343 tons net register, and of 545 tons
gross burden. She was built at Liverpool by
J. Jack A Co.. in 1886. She is of iron ore, four
bulkheads and water ballast, and is owned in
Europe. Her crew, including the captain, John
James, a member of (he Maritime- exchange,
consisted of eighteen men. Her supercargo,
H. G. Luders. is a resident of New York, and
has a wife and children in Europe. The names
' of the other members of the crew could not be
1 learned.
Furniture Dealers Fall.
Minneapolis. Miss., Dec. 28.?C. P. Stevens
A Co., furniture dealers, assigned this morning
to Oeo. H. White. The assets are 840,000, and
it is thought will exceed the liabilities.
Perished In a Hotel Fire.
Shabbot Lake. Ost.. Dec. 28.?Perry's hotel
burned thismorning. Joshua Frazer, a boarder,
perished. Other persons narrowly escaped
with their lives. Tne loss is ?4,000.
The Defenses at Toulon.
Paris, Dec. 28. ?Admiral Krantz. minister of
marine, will make an inspection of the defenses
of Toulon in the early part of next year. He
has submitted a scheme to the government for
forming an independent squadron of the men
of-war composing the channel fleet.
A Dry Goods Firm Kmbarrasse<l.
Galesbcbo, III.. Dec. 28.?W. F. Stanton, drv
goods merchant, failed yesterday. His liabili
ties are about ?35.000. The heaviest creditors
are J. V. Farwell A Co., of Chicago, on whose
execution, issued on a judgment note for
526.700. the store was closed.
The Scouts Suddenly Leave.
THEIR CHIKt INFORMED THAT THEIB ATTACK OS
SETTLERS WAS ILLEGAL.
St. Loris. Dec. 28.?The latest advices from
the Indian territory, received by the Port-lhs
jxit-'h through a letter from Oklahoma station,
on the Topeka and Santa Fe railroad, are that
the Indian scouts, who were reported yesterday
as having driven a number of settlers and
others from the place, have suddenly departed,
their chief having received information from
headquarters that his action was arbitrary and
unauthorized. It is new believed that there
will be no further interference with whites who
remain peaceable and quiet.
Panama Canal Shares Higher.
Paris. Dec. 28.?Panama canal shares closed
5 francs 25 centimes higher to-day.
Several Buildings Burned In Beaver.
Pittsburg. Pa., Dec. 28.?A Chronicle-Tele
j grajih Beaver, Pa., special says: A fire at 4
I o'clock this morning destroyed Merriman's
pool-room. Pat ton's jewelry store, Wilson's
grocery. Sbumaker's drug store, Andries'
tailoring establishment. Shumaker's tobacco
factory, skating rink and one dwelling. Loss
about 815.000: partly insured.
Denied by the French.
Paris. Dec. 28.?A semi-official French note
is published denying the story printed by the
newspapers of Lome to the effect that the bey
of Tunis had issued a decree ordering all for
eign employes of the Tunis government to be
come naturalized Frenchmen if they desired to
return their offices. The note declares that the
story is the invention of an Italian who was
recently dismissed from the service of the Tunis
government for neglecting his duties. He
would have received the same treatment had
he been a Frenchman.
Railroad Appointments.
Long Islasd City, Dec. 28.?E. V. Westlake
has been appointed general superintendent of
the Philadelphia and Beading. New Jersey
C Mitral and Long Island railroad divisions of
the Woodruff Parlor Car company, vice A.
Holdridge. resigned. T. H. Beutley. at pres
ent station master of the Long Island railroad
in this city, has been appointed assistant su
perintendent of the Parlor Car company for
Long Island, and \Y. A. Weiner. assistant su
perintendent of the New Jersey division.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
The New York Stock Market.
Th?- following are the opening and clotting prices of
the Ne* \ork stuck Mirkct, w reported Dy special
?ire tv Corson anil Macartney, 1419 F street.
Name. O. C. Name. O. I CL
C . B A Q 10?H lOim Can. South....: 53', 52*
Tan. Psc 52 52 X. J. Ceu 1*4 94tJ
cvn. psc ar* ;?r?*4 s.k w , pre*, so*1 so?
C ao I 17H ITS Northwest ... 10TH 108
Cob.Os* ... 81?? H1H Nor. fie 25)4. 2SW
1>. L. * W 1 ?:t 14.S. Do_pref ... 5Mf{ BO
I) * H Canal 131K i:il>4 O K. W ft H.J 90V ?3
D. aKioOr. 1>W? 1M\ Ore.Trans. .. 30l, :t0',
Do_pref . 45 4."> hi'. VaiL 30M 37
Erie 27?, 27 >s Peo. D.tEv. 24*4: 24*4
Hocking Vsl.. 2."*, 2.M? K,-suing. 4H:. 48',
111 Ceu 11:!*, 113 . Rich. Ter 25 25
Kan. * Tex... 131, 13*, Kock Island.. 97HI #7^
Lsk? Shore. 1o3\ 103'. St. Paul 63 63)4
Louis, a Nash .".m* .">7 Do , pref 103*, 104
Manhattan.... SH . X!?'. St. P.. M. * M tttt'. 99'.
Mo Pa. '72'. 734 Tex. a Psc 22\i 221*
Mich. Cen? *74 87ls iBioaPac. .. ?3V ?4
S. V Ceu lOWs 108SC Wabaith ! 13 13
VV.tVE. t;4 444 Do.,pref 24* 24%
AU'h :,h 5KH WestCulon . 834 ?3
bell Tel 1994 202
^E*-Dn.
The Washington Mock Kxchangc.
The following changes from yesterday's quota
tions on the Waeliinghui Stock Exchange am noted
to-day: C. 8. 4>?s, 1H91. <-oupou. 108', bid, 108t?
a*ked. I". S. 4\*. registered. l?j>,' bid, 108S,
a?ked. .Wyear fund. :M>5s, 1924, currency, 122)4
bid. l'fls asked. 2rt-year fund. 5 p. c.. 1899,
currency, '11 20-year fund, Me, 1892, coin,
108 bid. ; Mi-year fund. ?s. 1902, .?oln, 123 bid.
Washington ami Georgetown Kallniad bonds.Ill V
bid, 11'.'% ank'-d. Columbia Kailroad stock, 30
bid. 37 a*ked. Washington Gas, 40 bid, 40 X
asked. National Metropolian Insurance. 73 bid.
M) asked. National in ion Insurance, 19 bid, 19\
Hsk>><L Board Public Works, green. 8s, ON bid.
Masonic Hall bonds. 10K bid. 111 asked. Wash
ington Market stock, 17 bid. 20 asked. Wash
ington Market bonds, 115 bid, 119 asked. Na
tional Metropolitan Hank. 20o bid. Second Na
tional Hank. 14.') bid, 1H5 aaked. Great Falls Ice,
1.-st bid. 1M0 asked. Keal Estate Title Insurance,
115 bid, 11? asked. Pennsylvania Telephone
Company, 31 bid, IW asked. U. 8. Electric
Company bonds, 90 bid, 100.^ aaked. Washington
Gaslight Company bonds, 121 bid. Bank of Ke
public, 105 bid. Central National Bank. 203 bid.
Columbia National Hank. 118 bid. 12T, asked.
Washington and Georgetown Kailroad stocks,
207bid. 212 asked. Inland anC Seaboard Coast
ing Company stocks. 2 asked. Columbia Title
Insurance company stock*. 51, bid, aaked.
I Baltimore Markets.
BAI.T1MOKE. Dec. 28. - Virginia consols. 40
asked: do. ten-forties. 33)t hid: do. threes. 65^a
8>\: Baltimore and Ohio stock. 90a94; Northern
Central stock. 80)4 asked; Cincinnati. Washing
ton and Baltimore Bret*. Kl^aMi; do. seconds.
32S: do.threes, 25; consolidated gas bonds, 112)*;
do. stock. 49.
BALT1MOKK. Dec. 2H. ? Cotton, dull ? mid
dling, 1<V Klour, flat and unchanged. Wheat
southern. dull; Kulta, 10Ual(J7; Longberry, 100a
107; No. 2 southern, lOOalOl; western, easy;
No. 2 winter red spot, 94\; January, 8&Va96k;
February, W7**a97.1,; March, Ws>WS. Corn
southern, steady; white. 35a40; yellow. 3fta40;
western, steady; mixed spot. 42; January, 42^a
42)i; February. 42steamer, fata, dull?
southern and Pennsylvania. 30a33; western white,
western mixed, 29a3l; graded No. 2 white.
;t3 bid. Kye, steady. 60a61. Hay. quiet?prime
lo choice timothy, 1?.oOb 17.50. Butter, steady
western packed. 10a23; best roll. 19a21; cream
ery. 24a30t Eggs, easy, 2l)a21. Petroleum, steady
?refined, 7.20. Collise, quiet and easier ? Klo
cargoes fair. 10Val7. Sugar, dull?A soft, 7k;
copper reflned. firm, lflaltl1,. Whisky, Arm. Ml.
Freights to Liverpool per steamer, nominal?
cottou. 3-lfrL.: Boor, per ton. la sacks, 21a; grain,
uer bushel, 5k: cork for orders, December, 5a.,
tid. bid. Kecelpti ? Sour. 4,000 barrels; wheat,
3 OOP bushels; core. 153.000 bushels; oaM, 3,000
| bushels; rye. 2,000 bushels. Shipments ? flow,
1,000 barrels; com. Tf,000 bust
135,000 bushels; corn, UB^XIO I
WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Deats or am Ajikt Omon.-Tbe War de
partment hu been informed of the death of
Major Henry Clayton, pay department, yester
day, of heart failnre, at Cheyenne, Wyo.
OoTunnxT Receipts To-Dat. ?Internal
revenue, 9250.809; custom*. #1.049,816.
Bids were opened at 11 o'clock yesterday
in the borean of medicine and surgery, Navy
department, for erecting a granite sea-wall at
the Norfolk naval hospital. The proposals
stated that bids would be received up to
12 o'clock, and after the opening one was re
ceived from McFrederick A Berry, of Baltimore,
for #15.698, a lower bid than any of the others.
As it is submitted in accordance with the ad
vertisements it will be considered with the rest,
and the firm will probably be awarded the con
tract.
Tu President has Removed H. C. C. Ait
wood, U. 8. consul at Ban Domingo, for "good
and sufficient reasons" and has directed Vice
Consul Read to take charge of the office.
It is said that Astwood has failed to acconnt
f6r cor tain trust funds, which came into his
hands by virtue of his office.
School Teachers at the Whits House.
The White House was invaded this afternoon
by the entire delegation of school teachers from
the north, fully 300 in number, be
sides the usual quota of hand-shakers, who
brought the total number of visitors received
by the President up to nearly 500.
Naval Orders.?Lieut. Aaron Ward ordered
as naval attache to the U. 8. legations at Paris,
Berlin and St. Petersburg per steamer of Jan
uary 16. Passed Assistant Engineer F.
H. Bailey detached from the naval acad
emy and ordered to the Chicago,
l'assed Assistant Engineer James H. Perry,
from the Chicago and ordered to the bureau of
steam engineering. Assistant Engineer F. H.
Eldridge. from the Michigan and ordered to
the naval academy.
The United States tug Fortune arrived at the
Washington navy-yard to-day from New York.
Fersonal.?Senator Ingalls left for Boston
yesterday, to be absent several days. 8. H.
Maxwell of Swampscott. Mass., W. Beach of
Orange. N. J., and E. D. Holtoy of Milwaukee
are at the St. James. CoL Wm. B. Remey,
iudge-advocate of the navy, is visiting his
brother. Capt. George Remey, at Norfolk.
A. Welsh of Philadelphia and H. K. Burras of
New York are at Welcker's. Alex. D. Shaw
of New York and W. C. Porogue of Hartford,
Conn., are at Wormlev's. Bishop John P.
Newman and Mrs. Newman will arrive on Sat
urday to remain in the city for a few days.??
S. 8. Clark of New York and S. Cavwood of
Philadelphia are at the Riggs. Maj. Thomas
Smith, formerly of Warrenton, Va.. now U. 8.
district attorney for New Mexico, is in the city.
J. W. Dean of Brooklyn and F. Aldridge of
Brooklyn are at Willard's. Hon. Eppa Hun
ton of Virginia and W. H. Herron of Illinois
are at the Ebbitt. Secretary Fairchild and
Judge J. M. Wilson were in New York last
night. Chas. H. Coit of Connecticut and W.
Breeze of New Haven arc at the Arlington.
Representative Mills has gone to Seymour.
Conn., as the guest of Representative French.
Senator Allison's New Yovk Visit.
THERE IS MUCH SPECULATION ABOUT IT, BUT HE
ISN'T SAVING A WOBl>.
Senator Allison returned from New York last
evening. There is some speculation as to the
object of his visit to New York, and several
grave political propositions are mentioned as
influencing his movements. Among other things
it is suggested that he has been looking over
the situation there for the purpose of inform
ing Mr. Harrison as to the status of the Miller
Flatt tight Mr. Allison does not seem dis
posed to gratify the curiosity of the public, but
allows them their guesses for their pains, Ac.
Aldrich and Hiscock were locked in the Senate
tinance committee room nearly all day to-dav,
going over the tariff bill to see how they could
ease up on certain toes it is supposed to pinch
a little. They are considering what change*
can be made in compliance with some of the
many demands made on them.
LOCAL NOTES.
Rowena Langan has, by Mr. W. A. Cook, filed
a bill for divorce from W. C. Langan on the
ground of bad treatment and desertion.
Geo. W. Gray has filed a libel against the
steamer Thomas Vennora for repairs, amount
ing to $1,214.90.
The signal office has ordered the cold wave
flag down.
An exemplified copy of the will of Indiana
C. Smedberg, of Covington, Ky.. has been tiled.
Edward J. Stellwagen has been appointed a
member of the board of directors of the night
lodging-house, to till the vacancy caused by the
death of Thos. J. Fisher.
The will of Margaret Parke, filed to-day.
leaves to Charles Francis Grici, P. Grici aud
Elizabeth J. Hofer #1.000 each, aud the rest of
her estate, excepting minor gifts of jewelry, to
her sister, Mary H. Grici.
The Case of Edward'O'Brien.
HELD FOR THE ORAND JURY ON A CHARGE OF
OBTAINING MONET BV FALSE PRETENSES.
The case of Edward F. O'Brien, charged by
Mrs. Annie C. Meier with obtaining #1.000 by
means of false pretenses, as heretofore pub
lished in The Star, was called for trial in
the Police Court this afternoon. It is
alleged that the complainant loaned the
defendant the amount stated on the alleged
false representation that he owned house No.
621 P street and held the property in fee
simple. A plea of not guilty was entered.
Mrs. Meier, who is a widow, testified that
her husband died about two years ago. Her
husband's life was insured in the Chosen
Friends' society, from which she obtained
#3,000. The defendant requested the loan of
the money on a first mortgage on his
house No. 621 P street. She said she loaned
him the money because she thought she was
going to get the lirst mortgage on the house.
She heard O'Brien say that there were some
debts on the house. She said that he never
gave her the mortgage.
Mr. Brown, who acted as counsel for the wo
man. testified that he had repeatedly asked the
defendant for a settlement of " the mat
ter, and he had made promises
to do so. Witness said that
he weut to see Secretary Vilas about the mat
ter and the defendant was dismissed from the
pension office.
After argument by counsel the court held
the case for the action of the grand jvry, bonds
#200.
Didn't Want to be Kept Alive.
A WOULI>-BE SUICIDE HAS TO BE HELD BT SEVE
RAL MEN TO HAVE HIS GASHED THBMAT SEWED.
Oswe?k>. N. Y., Dec. 28.?Jas. Green and his
wife, the victims of the attempted murder and
suicide at Wolcott yesterday, are still alive,
but their condition is critical. Green hit his
wife in the head with a hammer before cutting
her throat. It required several men to hold
Green while a great gash in his own throat
was sewed. He declared that he wanted to
die. and when asked why he committed the
deed, he would only sav, "Because I wanted
to."
FEMALE GOSSIP* CAUSED THE TBAOEDT.
A son suys Green was jealous and
that female' gossips are to blame for
the trouble between his father and mother.
A six-year-old daughter was in the house when
the crime was committed. She met her father
with the ghastly cut on the throat, and ran
into the front room to tell her mother, and
found her unconscious, lying in a big pool of
blood. She then ran for the neighbors.
Twenty-Six Years Ago.
TWO VETERANS, ONE SICK AND WOUNDED, PARTED
TO MEET IN INDIANAPOLIS.
From the Indianapolis Wews.
Major Mitchell's 200-pound form was forging
majestically down Washington street yesterday
when it was stopped by another form not so
abdominous but fully as majestic. An out
stretched hand grasped the major's palm in a
friendly squeeze and the stranger said:
"Your name ia Mitchell, isn't it?"
"It is. sir; but, bless my soul, I ? don't know
you!" and the state's attorney gazed about him
to catch the glitter of a policeman's star, feel
ing certain that he was in the clutches of a
deep-dyed bunco-steerer. The stranger con
tinued:
"My name is Clark?Clark, of Iowa?and I
made up my mind I would fin^ yon if I had to
travel to the ends of the earth. I waa in your
company during the war."
Then the major remembered Clark, and the
two. like old cronies, went arm in arm to the
court-house, where they talked "wah" for sev
eral hours. It has been twenty-six years since
they had seen each other?twenty-six years
sines, on the banks of Drske's creek, Mitchell,
of Indiana, had given up his horse that Clark,
of Iowa, sick ana unable to walk, might ride.
"Bless my soul," said the maior, as he at
tempted to execute a double-shuffle and failed,
"how time does fly! Twenty-six years. We
are old men, ain't we Clark?"
And Clark, of foigk, admitted tint the major
w*s correct
HISTORIAN8 IN COUNCIL.
To-day's Session ot the American His
torical Association.
nisi uauuTion or m colonibs?uitT
HI8TOBY or THE TAB ITT?EITlUil 1HMOTI
MENT8 IN OHIO?HISTORICAL MUSEUMS. ETC.
The last morning session of this meeting of
the American Historical association was held
to-day in the lecture room of the National mu
seum. The attendance was smaller than that
at the previous sessions, but the amount of in
terest displayed by those who were present
was apparently undiminished. The first paper
read wan on
"AMERICAN TRADE REGULATIONS BEFORE 1789."
by Willard Clark Fisher, fellow of Cornell uni
versity. The many commercial regulations of
the colonial governments, with their various
tendencies to retard or promote exportation or
importation, was referred to. The regulations
were classified into bounties on imports, boun
ties on exports, and duties on imports, and the
very possibility of such a classification makes
it to one acquainted only with the present tar
iff laws, said Mr. Fisher, one of the most strik
ing characteristics of the colonial legislation.
Bounties on imports were on some occasions
direct and unconditional, but more often
they took the form of remission of duties in
favor of such as would import desirable com
modities. Stimulants to exportation were usu
ally bounties or other rewards and indulgences
for the production of such merchandise as
would naturally be exported. The varieties of
regulations of this class were numerous, in
cluding, aside from direct pecuniary bounties,
prizes, remission of taxes, monopolies of the
market, loans, grants of lands, or exemption
from military duty. Duties on exports, now
forbidden by the federal constitution, were
very common in nearly all the colonies and in
some were of greater importance than duties
on imports.
EMBARQOES UPON EXPORTATION,
and at times upon importation, were very fre
quently enacted and put in force; perhaps
more frequently than any other kind of trade
regulations in the early colonial days and dur
ing the commencement of the revolution.
Duties on imports were first laid in the form of
tonnage dues, and then, aa now, import duties
were the most important source of revenue.
There waa only a semblance of harmony be
tween the colonies on the rates of duty.
Occasionally there would be temporary
agreements in rates; instances of privileges
extended by one colony to another, and, neces
sarily, certain common tendencies toward
higher rates and toward explicitness in details.
The import resolutions of 1781 and 1788,
brought persistently to the attention of the
states, were the foundation on which rested the
constitutional system of duties.
OHIO'S CAN AL SYSTEM.
Mr. Charles N. Morris, of Berkeley divinity
school, then read a sketch of "The History of
Internal Improvements in Ohio." The paper
was a most exhaustive one, a large proportion
of it being devoted to the financial aspect of
Ohio's work within her own borders. The im
mense amount of labor and ingenuity neces
sarily employed in the construction of the
canai system* of the state and the fact that
nearly "all the water-ways were failures in a
business sense were dealt with at length and
minutely.
HISTORICAL MUSEUMS.
''The uses and Limitations of Historical
Museums" was the subject of Prof. G. Brown
Qoode's paper. The professor argued that a
museum was a necessity for students of his
tory, but no attempt had yet been made
to apply the art of museum administration to
the development of a museum of history. But
it was hardly practicable to make museums as
useful to history as they are to physical
science, for the historian studies event* while
the naturalist studies objects and the forces by
which their existence is determined. The value
of the historical museum was less fully recog
nized than it would be were it not that so msny
of its functions were performed by the library.
THE PROKESHOR'8 IDEAL OF A MUSEUM
was the British museum, with its libraries,
pictures, archaiological galleries, and anthro
pological, geological, botanicafand zoological
collections. In the museum even the casual
observer forms his own impressions, but in the
library one studies the impressions of others.
The influence of the museum is not
so deep as that of the library, but
it extends to a greater number of people.
The proper arrangement is a combination
of museum and library in one building and
under one management. The museum of to
day is no longer a chance assemblage of curiosi
ties; it is rather a number of objects selected
with reference to their value to investigators
or their possibilities of public enlightenment.
The museum of the future may be made one of
the chief agencies of the higher civilization.
'?I hope." continued the professor, "that the
time will come when every town will have both
a public museum and a public library, each
with a staff of competent men, mutually help
ful and contributing largely to the intellectual
life of the community." The many advan
tages which would accrue to historians by the
adoption of museum methods were clearly
pointed out. The Catlin collection of Indian
pictures (on the walls of the lecture-room)
were pointed out as an instance where the mu
seum was an invaluable aid in the preservation
of history.
The fourth paper on the program, on
"American Archives." by Frederic A. Bancroft,
librarian of the State department, was not
read.
After the session had closed a meeting of the
executive council was held in Prof. G. Brown
Goode's office.
THE EVENINO AND CLOSING SESSION
will commence at 8 o'clock and will be held in
the lecture-room of Columbian university.
The following papers will be read: "The Mar
tyrdom of San Pedro Arbues." by Henry C.
tea. of Philadelphia; "A Reply to Dr. Stille
upon Religious Liberty in Virginia." by Wm.
>\irt Henry, of Richmond; "The Inauguration
of George' Washington as President of the
United States," by Clarence Winthrop Bowen,
Ph. D.
Reports of committees will then be received
and officers for the ensuing year will be elected.
The committee on nominations has alreadv
nominated President C. K. Adams, of Cornell
university, as the next president of the asso
ciation.
The committee has also decided to recom
mend the following: For first vice-president,
Hon. John Jay; for second vice-president. Mr.
William Wirt Henrv; for secretary. Prof. Her
bert B. Adams (the present incumbent); for
treasurer, Mr. Clarence Winthrop Bowen (the
present incumbent.)
To-morrow a partv will be made np for a
pilgrimage to Mount Vernon.
YESTERDAY EVENINO'S SESSION
was held in the lecture room of Columbian
university. The first paper was by Professor
Jameson, of Brown university, its subject being
"The Old Federal Courts of Appeal." The in
fluences of this court as a popular educator on
the necessity of a Supreme Court of the United
States were traced logically, and at the conclu
sion of the paper the Hon. Bancroft Davis
made a few brief but complimentary remarks
upon its historical value.
"The Canadian Archives" was the title of
Mr. Douglass Brymner's contribution. Mr.
Brymner is the dominion archivist, and his
paper was naturally interesting. The work of
collection and arrangement was thoroughly
explained and the system was upheld as being
as near perfection as possible.
President James C. Welling, of the Colum
bian university, then presented a paper on
"The States' Rights Conflict over tne Public
Lauds." This conflict, said the doctor, com
menced at an early period in the colonial his
tory. and from that time down almost to the
present day it has retarded the progress of
American civilization and hindered the settle
ment of portions of the country; it imperiled
the ratification of the constitution.
The report of the treasurer, Mr. Clarence
Winthrop Bowen. read at the close of the meet
ing, showed that the association was never in
so prosperous a condition as at present. The
balance in the hands of the treasurer was
$3,500; an increase during the past year of
over tl.200.
Among the later arrivals of members of the
association are Dr. C. J. Stille. of Philadelphia;
Daniel Goodwin, Chicago; Jeffrey R. Brackett,
Baltimore; Allen C.Thomas, Haverford col
lege, Pa.
A Visit from Santa Claus.?Santa Clans
made his annual appearance at the Sunday
school of the Church of the Fatherland last
night. He was impersonated by Mr. May,
the assistant superintendent, who was ar
rayed in the typical Kris Kringle dress. His
coming was announced by the ringing of sleigh
bells and he was received with demonstrations
of applause by his numerous friends among the
children. There was a cantata in progress
with a family scene when he arrived, ana he
amused them by singing tongs and distributed
gifts among them, and gave them some whole
some advice, after which he hied himself off to
other boys and girls, whom he said he had to
visit that same evening. The entertainment
was a success in every way. Short congratula
tory addresses were made by Rev. Dr. Butler,
of Memorial church, and Rev. Mr. Homrighaus,
the pastor of the Fatherland church.
Raxoe or the Thermometer.?'The following
were the readings at the signal office to-day:
8 a. m., M; I p. m., 41; manmnm, 42; mini
?MB, 9k
INAUGURATION HEADQUARTMtS.
What la Golnjg on There To-Day?Pre
paring a List of Organizations.
To-day was an unujuallv quiet one at inaugu
| ration headquarter*. There were no new or
ganizations reported, and but few applications
for quarters. The daily mail was unusually
"?ht ?
Mr. A M. Clapp, who was st headquarters
for a short time, said that it was plain to be
seen that inaugural stock was rapidly ap
preciating. The advanced stage reached in
the preparations was the basis of this con
clusion.
Cspt Peixotto. in charge of the headquar
ters of the military committee, is preparing a
list of the companies which hare already se
cured quarters in this city. It is probable that
arrangements will be made to quarter the Vir
ginia troops in some of the public buildings in
case they obtain the necessary authority to
come here for the inauguration.
Gen. Beale has issued a call for a meeting of
the reception committee next Monday evening.
It will be the first meeting of the committee.
THZ ERECTION OF STREET STANDS.
The committee on parks and reservations, of
which Henry A Willard is chairman, held the
first meeting last evening. 8. W. Curriden was
elected secretary. Letters were received from
Senator Evarts on behalf of the Joint commit
tee on the library consenting to the use of all
the space in front of the botanical gardens for
stands, and from Col. J. M. Wilson offering all
reservations from the capitol to 17th street for
the same purpose, provided seats be removed
by March 10 and all damage repaired. The
Commissioners also wrote granting permission
to erect stand in Market Space, excepting only
100 feet from the bridge. It was decided to re
quest the Commissioners to withdraw their
reservation of part of the space in front of the
Center market for the use of the District em
ployes. as they were the only government offi
cers who had so far made such a restriction in
the privileges given, and as the 100 feet re
served was very valuable and much needed. It
was also voted to advertise for bids for the con
struction of the stands and for the control of
the program. Preparatory to opening bids the
chairman was instructed to secure the measure
ments of the various parks and reservations.
FOREIGN VS. AMERICAN FIREWORKS.
The entire time of the committee on fire
works at the meeting last evening was devoted
to the discussion of the question of the merits
of foreign vs. American manufacture of fire
works. The Payn company of England has
put in a bid for furnishing the fireworks, and
so have several American firms. Members of
the committee are naturally desirous of em
ploying home talent, unless the superiority of
the foreign competitors is demonstrated be
yond a doubt. The further consideration of
the matter was postponed until the meeting to
be held next Thursday evening, and the tune
for submitting bids has been extended to that
date.
DISTRICT GOVERNMENT.
THE rXArOURATION STANDS.
The District Commissioners to-day received a
letter from Col. Wilson, commissioner of pub
lic buildings and grounds, stating that he would
be glad if the Commissioners would designate
the inspector of buildings to supervise the
erection of stands on U. S. reservations along
the route of the inaugural procession. This
letter will give the building inspector the neces
sary authority over constructions on ground be
longing to the United States.
Udou receipt of this letter the Commissioners
made the following order: 1. That along the
route of the inaugural procession on the 4th of
March next, reviewing stands may be erected
under the following restrictions: 2. Said stands
in front of private property shall not project
more than 8 feet from the building line, nor
shall the first floor thereof be less than 9 Beet
above the sidewalk, and they shall be supported
from the ground in such manner as to offer the
least practicable obstruction to the use of the
sidewalk by the public. 3. Such stands on
United States or District reservations shall be
confined to the building line unless for the pur
pose of support it may be deemed by the in
spector of buildings advisable to extend them
over the sidewalk, but such encroachments
shall not in any case exceed 2 feet. 4. Con
formably to the reauest of Col. John M. Wil
son, in charge, of public buildings and grounds,
all such stands on U. S. reservations along said
route shall be erected under the supervision of
said inspector of buildings. - 5. Before any per
son shall commence the erection of any such
stand the plans of same must be submitted to
and approved by the inspector of buildings,
who may issue permit therefor when satisfied
as to the character of the proposed structure,
and that the applicant has agreed to decorate
it to the satisfaction of the inaugural commit- i
tec in charge of street decorations. 6. That no
such stand shall be occupied until the inspec
tor of buildings shall have issued his certificate
that it is sufficiently strong for the use to which ;
it is to be put.
THE DEATH OF LIEUT. REPWAY.
Major Moore will to-morrow issue an order
concerning the death of Lieut, Redway, men
tioned in the Georgetown column of The Star.
There are already many candidates in the field
for the vacancy. Sergeant Kobt. Johuson, who
is at the White House, it is said, can get the
Elace if he wants it. but from the fact that he
as heretofore declined a similar promotion, it
is not likely that he will accept this time. The
names of Sergeants Hollinberger. Mulhall.
Trunnell. and Diggins have also been men
tioned. With the exception of Sergeant John
son, Sergeant Hollinberger is the oldest ser
geant on this force.
Transfer* of Heal Estate.
Deeds in fee have been filed as follows: Jose
phine M. Hartley to R. A, Pyles, lot 710 and 711
and pt. 709, Uniontown: $2,500. Margaret M.
O'Connor to M. Lynch et ul.. lot 508. Union
town; $?. Ellen C. McLain to S. A. Burrs, pt.
6, blk. 11, Le Droit park; $847.25. Same to \V.
E. Carr. pt. do.; ?830.25. Murtha V. C. Cooke
to Mary L. Hughes, pt.31, B.'sad. toW.W.; .
Sales of Real Estate.
W. B. Jackson has bought of K. T. Morsell
et al for $14,800 part 4, square west of square
484. 44 feet on Massachusetts avenue and 45
feet on K street, between 6th and 7th streets
northwest.
The National Skating Rink company has
bought of Edgar C. Gilbert for 323,000 lot 4
and part 3, square 456. the rink property on
the north side of E street, between 6th' and
7th streets northwest.
A. Deltz et al., trustees of the Corporation
Investment company, have bought from C. 8.
Stott for $6,380. lots 5 to 9. square 1041. 180 by
185 feet, at northeast corner 13th and D streets
southeast.
Helen L. Sumner has bought for $5,290. of
P. H. Christman. west half 8, square 142, 30%
by 128 feet 8% inches, south side G street, be
tween 18th and 19th streets northwest.
Rebecca E. Haskin has bought for $5,500 of
S. Thayer Albert, lots 6 and 7. square 120, 103
feet 11 inches by 129 feet 10 inches, at south
east corner H and 20th streets northwest.
An Old Man Charged With Robbing a 1
Hen House.?An old colored man, Walter
Graham, was placed on trial in the Criminal
Court to-day for housebreaking. November 6,
in entering the hen house of Harvey L. Page
and stealing ten chickens, Mr. J. A. Maedel for
defense. It was testified that the robbery was
discovered by Jno. Allen, an emplove of Mr.
Page; that the same morning Frank Dixon, on
bis way to the city, saw a man on the road, and
he went in the woods and then the chickens
"hollered." He had some chickens in his hand
and a bag. The man was Graham. "There he is,
sitting there," said Dixon, pointing to Graham.
Graham, after proving his good reputation,
testified that he was fifty-three years old, had
a family of seven, and was in bed when he
heard of the man with chickens coming toward
his house. Walter Graham, son of the accused,
testified that his father was in bed when he
saw a man with a bag running across the field
toward Rock creek, and when he went in the
bouse he told his father. Edward Graham testi
fied that he heard his brother tell his father
about the man.
The Christmas Celebration of the Sunday
schools of Epiphany church will be held Sab
bath afternoon, and will take the form of?
welcome to the new rector. Rev. Dr. McKim,
who will formally enter upon his new duties on
Sunday next.
A Jail Dei.iveet Fbi-strated.?A third at
tempt to escape by a band of desperate crimi
nals now in the Lebanon, Pa.. Jail has been
frustrated by Sheriff Yordy. The leader in the
attempt was John Beamenderfer, who is under
Siing a sentence for assault with intent to kilL
is plan was to liberate himself, Charlys Lvle,
Frank Haulman, William Trayer, Charles Hli
ner and Francis Rochenberger. Aftey they
were out of their cells a general Jail delivery
was made; then overcoming the officials to un
lock or batter down the outside doors. They
had procured knives and files in some manner
from friends on the outside, and had torn away
part of the iron railing in Hisner's and Boch
enberger's cells, when they were discovered by
the sheriff, who summoned the police to his
assistance, and had the six ringleaders placed
in the iron cells. Beamenderfer boasts that he
will yet escape before the new year, and as the
Jail is very insecure, and th? official foroe
small, there is danger that the threat may be
?oocmfttUy oanriad out.
FRANCES FOLSOM'S PASTOR, TOO.
A Harrison Clergyman who hu ? Very
High Opinion of the President's Wife.
Indianapolis Special to the New Tort Hon.
The Rev. Dr. McLeod. pastor of the Second
Presbyterian church, of this city, who ha* been
frequently mentioned in the newspapers for
hu intimacy with the Harrison family, and for
the deep interest he took in the election of
Gen. Harrison, hu been almost as intimately
related to the Cleveland family, or to Mrs.
Cleveland. Dr. McLeod was formerly pastor of
a church in Buffalo, and one of the duties?one
of his pleasantest duties, he puts it?that fell to
his lot there was that of admitting to member
ship in the church Frances Folsom, then a girl
about sixteen years old.
"The incident," he said the other day. "has
always been one of the brightest in my recol
lection on account of the tact that on that day
there were only two candidates for admission,
one the beautiful young girl and the other a
man at least seventy years old. gray-haired,
long-bearded, and bent with years. He had
been a Quaker, and I remember thct he had to
be baptized. I forget whether Miss Folsom
also was baptized then or not, but the contrast
between the two persons as they stood up to
gether was so striking that I have always re
membered it. Miss Folsom then was one of
the most beautiful young women I have ever
known, and ? true, good woman besides. She
promised to develop into a woman of unuxual
culture, refinement and grace, and I think the
promise has been fully maintained. Mr. Cleve
land then was onlv an ordinary office lawyer,
and Miss Folsom, it was said, was engaged to a
young man in Buffalo.
"Although I believe I voted for Cleveland
both times that he ran in Buffalo. I opposed
him this fall: but I don't want it to be sup
posed that I did so on personal grounds. To
me the saddest thing about the whole campaign
has been the dragging in, after the election
was over, of these outrageous stories of Mr.
Cleveland's treatment of his wife. I cannot
understand how his friends have permitted
themselves to go into denails of things that
nobody has ever believed. I do not think it is
true that they had the slightest influence in
the election, or that they were circulated to
any extent throughout the country. For my
self. I not only do not believe a word of them,
but I never heard them talked of except in the
vaguest way abaut the time of the St. Louis
convention. until they were brought
into print through the action of those
supposed to be friends of Mr. Cleve
land. It does not seem possible to me
that any one can suppose them to have any
foundation in fact. Mr. Cleveland is not that
sort of a man. and Mrs. Cleveland is not a
woman that even the most brutal man would
abuse. A denial of such stories merely gives
them a seriousness that they do not deserve."
A Pauper Labor Importer.
THE MASSACHUSETTS WHITE - SLAVE DEALER
FOUND GUILTY AND FIXED ?500.
A dispatch from Springfield, Mass.. Decem
ber 27. says: After thirteen yearq of pauper
labor importation and frequent charges of
cruel and abusive treatment in the handling of
his men. Charles T. Parsons, of Northampton
"white-slave" notoriety, was to-day made to
feel the hand of jugtice in the shape of a fine
of ?500 and costs, for chaining a Polish boy in
a wagon at Holyoke and leaving him to suffer
the rigors of a blizzard. The best counsel
couldn't save him. and the public grumble be
cause the fine is so small. Already steps are
being taken to begin civil action on behalf of
the hitherto friendless Polish victim, and it is
hinted strongly in legal circles that Parsons
may be rearrested on a second criminal charge.
So notorious has he made the white slavery
business hereabouts that the citizens are de
termined to crush out the iniquity. The singu
lar feature of this case was the appearance of
two Northampton church deacons on the stand
to attempt to prove that Parsons bore a good
Christian reputation. For two days past the
superior court-room has been thronged with
interested spectators. Until the last moment
Parsons felt confident of acquittal. As soon as
the verdict was announced he abruptly left the
court-room. Parsons testified that in thirteen
years he had brought 5.000 laborers here, re
ceiving i5 a head commission, a total of
?25.000.
?si ?
Payable After the Old Man's Death.
From the New York Sun.
The English system of giving long credits is
gradually getting a foothold in New York.
There are a good many sons of rich parents in
this city who are perfectly responsible and who
will be abundantly able to pay their bills when
they fall into their heirlooms, but with whom
ready money is a scarcity. It is an actual fact,
according to the caterers, who generally know
the facts about prominent New Yorkers, that
there are many men who literally live like
millionaires without spending $5 cash a week.
They take their meals at the club, where their
cabs are also charged to their father's account.
Their theater tickets are put on the monthly
account of the family at one of the big specu
lating stands. and all of their tailor s. boot
maker's. and other bills stand over until the
time comes when the younger son gets the
money which everybody knows is to be bis in
time.
Mr. Armour Discreetly Withdrew.
From the Chicago Times.
P. D. Armour, Chicago's millionaire meat
packer, loves to crack a joke once in a while
with his employes, and appreciates it all the
more should the mirth tables turn at his own
expense. He was very much surprised the
other day, however, when he was politely but
firmly told to vacate his own packing-house.
"Come, come," said the man in charge, sup
posing he was addressing a stranger, "no one
Is allowed in this department but those regu
larly connected with the establishment. How
did you get in here, anyway?"
"Well, if that is your rule 1 guess I will have
to obey orders." replied Mr. Armour, at which
he made a sudden break for the door.
"Who is that fellow." inquired the man of
authority of one of his employes, pointing to
the receding form of Mr. Armour.
"You mean the gentleman who just went
out?"
"Yes. him."
'?Why, you numbskull, that is Mr. Armour."
"The devil you say; I just ordered him out of
here."
A half hour later the man had occasion to re
port to his employer.
"That was a nice trick you played on me"
?calling him by name?said Mr. Armour with
a merry twinkle in his eye: "it has come to a
Eretty state w hen a man gets the bounce from
is own establishment."
Praying for Fire.
THE APPEAL WAS HEAKD AND THE CHCICH WAS
BURNED.
A New Brunswick, N. J., special to the New
York TYmessays: "Did you ever hear how one
of our pastors prayed that his church would be
burned down?" was the question put to a Timet
reporter near Dunellen the other day. The
question was asked after a successful church
meeting, during which ten new members had
been secured. "The interest we are arousing
now," said the church member, "reminds me
of that time. It was ten years ago. Our church
buiiding was situated st Saniptown then, and
situated as it was, in that inconvenient place,
we found our congregation dwindling. Some
went to Plainfield, some to Stelton, and we
were in sore traits.
"There seemed no remedy except that of
moving the church, and a majority of the un
wisely conservative congregation could not be
induced to sanction such a move. The associa
tions of the place, they said, were too tender to
be broken away from, and so the church stayed.
Well, the attendance continued to grow smaller
and matters began to look still more gloomy
for the church. Then the pastor, the Rev. A.
A. Armstrong, endeavored to persuade the con
servative elders. He wasn't successful; they
refused to move. 'Finally,' the minister told us,
'I just kneeled down and prayed. I knew that
the only way we ceuld get that church site
moved was through the burning of the old edi
fice, and I just kneeled down and prayed God
that He would destroy our church by lire.1
"The pastor's prayer was answered, and a
few nights afterward the church edifice was
discovered to be on fire. It had soon burned
to the ground, and when the meeting was held
to decide about rebuilding, those who favored
a change of site were successful; #5.000 was
raised with which to begin the work, and a
handsome new church, in a place convenient
to the widely-spread congregation, was erected.
Special services were nela, the membership
was increased, the church grew in wealth and
extended its work, and the pastor never had
cause to regret that his prayer had been ans
wered."
The Charleston World says, twenty-one acts
ratified by the legislature in joint session Mon
day are unconstitutional, as there was no quo
rum in either the senate or the house at the
time. Many of the acta are important, and the
announcement will create a sensation.
Three counterfeiters were eaptnred last
evening in their den in Brooklyn while en
gaged in making counterfeit silver dollars by
a raiding squad under eommand of Secret Ser
vice Officer John P. Brooks. The men are Wil
liam Green, Patrick Kenny and Timothy Cas
sidy. A complete outfit of eooaterMttag im
Scraaton Miiifr'i Eirit?4.
employers asd *rx at a deadlock Airs A
muKK imnnsr.
A Reran ton. Pa., apecial to the Sew York
World says: Delegates representing the miner*
employed by the Delaware. Lackawanna ui
Western company and the PtnaatlrNii Coal
company met in So ran ton thia afternoon to do
man d a redaction in the price of ?isiag pow
der from f3 a keg to 92. A committee of iM
wM appointed to wait on W. R. Ktorra. general
coal agent of the Delaware. Lackawanna and
Western company. Mr. Storm informed then
that if the price of powder waa reduced at
thin time the renta of the company'* houee*
and the price of prepared coal furnished to tho
workingnien would have to be lucre ami. Ha
requested the nnnera to defer further action ia
the matter until the spring. and aaid that ha
could not reduce the price of powder now eras
if all the men employed by the company thouUI
call npon him.
He wax then asked if be wonld permit tba
miners to bay powder where they coald aacure
it cheaper. " He aaid thia system waa at one
time in vogne at the collieries, but the powdar
furnished by outside companies waa ao poor
that it waa condemned by the mine inspector*.
He also mentioned an agreement, aaid to
have been made several years ago. whereby
the miners were to continuously pay f3 a kef
for powder and the company would not at any
time advance it bevond that num. even if it
cost more at the mills. The convention dio
cusaed the committee's report from 4 to 7 p.m.
No committee waa sent to the Pennsylvania
coal company, bnt the employe* of that cor
poration will hold maw-meetings at Pittatoa
and Dunmore next Saturday. The conven
tion adjourned to meet at the'call of the chair
man. The miners assert that the compaiiiaa
buy powder for (1.25 a keg. Secretary Burke,
of district assembly 16, K. of L., said to-night
that if the companies do not accede to tha re
quest a strike may result.
A Pooh Bah In Trouble.
HE COMMITTED PF.kJtHV IK OXE or BUI CAPACI
TIES TO MAKE MONET III ANoTBEK CAPACITY.
Judge Nelson and a jury in the United States
district court at Boston, are trying a ludicrous
case of perjury, involving a complication of
difficulties w ith which John F. Brown has anr
rounded himself by assuming a dual identitv
in making oat pension voucher*. John F.
Brown has held about all the public office* of
Dukes county and the island of Nantucket. Ha
was entitled as Frank J. Brown to draw a pen
sion from the United States government for
services in the rebellion, but in making out
vouchers to get his money he appeared as
Franklin J. Brown before himself as John F.
Brown, and in the person of John F. Brown
Bigned an affidavit that he as Franklin Brown
was personally known to him. John F. Brown;
that he as Franklin J. Brown, personally ap
peared before himself as John F. Brown, a Jus
tice of the peace, and was the person named in
the voucher as the one entitled to draw the
pension.
It therefore appeared that the accused as
Franklin J. Brown was innocent of offenae.
but that as John F. Brown he was guilty of
fraud, even if inuocent of fraudulent intent.
Counsel for Brown asked Judge Nelaon to rale
that there was no intent to defraud, a* Brown
gained nothing by his action. The court de
clined to take this view of the case, and pro
ceeded with the trial.
Business Matter*.
From the Sew York Sun.
Mr. Wabash (to Miss Waldo, of Boston)?'*1
suppose. Miss Waldo, that your father i* ia
business in Boston?"
Miss Waldo?"Oh. yes; he ia one of the
prominent shoe manufacturer* there."
Mr. Wabash?"Ah. indeed. I have never
had much business experience myself. Now,
about how long does it take yoor father to
make, say, a good eight-dollar shoe?"
?e?
The first passenger train to croa* tha aew
bridge of the Chesapeake and Ohio road over
the Ohio river at Cincinnati, went over veater
day afternoon. It is understood that the new
road will not be put into active operation until
the work of ballasting is done.
A Society Lady,
familiar with the English haut ton, says that
the innovation of champagne instead of tea at
the afternoon gossips baa become faahionble,
and that "Mumin's Extra Dry" seems to be the
model?ccrtainly since the vintage of 1884 they
are more sparkling.
MAKIUF.D.
ABBOTT?F.URCHILD. December 27. 1888. at
the residence of the bride's j?rents, by toe Bev. C.
Herbert Richardson, Mr. WILLIAM H ABBOTT, of
Wauke?ran. 111., to Miss FRANCES B TA1RCHILD. of
Washington, D. C. No cams. ?
BEAN-STAPLES, On November 15, 1888, by
the Kev. Mr. lisher, at the r*<sidence of her parents,
Mr. JOHN W Bt AN. of Washington, D. C- to M
LILA B STAPLES, of Concord. Campbell Co.. Va.
DIED.
BARRON. On Thursday. December 27, 1888. at 4
o'clock p.m., SARAH C. BARRON, beloved wife of
Wm. H. Barron.
Fuueral from her late residences So. 2818 Dumbar
ton avenue, Sunday. December 3(Hh. at 2 30 o'clock
p.m. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to
attend. 2
BENSON. On Thursday. Decemher 27, 1888. after
a longsudpainful illuess. Sl'SIE It., beloved wlfs of
Dr. J. H. P. Benson, and daughter of Dr. Warwick
Evans.
Funeral from Trinity church, on 3d street north
west, on Saturday, December 2?, 1SSH, at 2 o'clock
p.m. a
CALIXJW. On December 27. 1888, JESSIE CAL
LOW, beloved wife of Wiiliaui Callow, In the fifty
ninth year of her aire.
Fuueral from her late residence. 1710 IVnny lvmnla
avenue northwest, Sunday, the 30th. st 2 30 p. m.
Relatives and fneuda respectfully invited to attend. 2*
CHAMBERS On December 28.1888. at ? 45 a.m.,
HONORA. the beloved wife of the late Patrick Chan
tiers, a native ol County Clare, Ireland.
i uneral will take | lace irom her late residence. So.
UU8 B Ktreet aoutiieast, on Monday mommy, December
3l, at 8:30 a. m.; from thence to St. Peter's church,
where a requiem maaa will be said tot the repoae of her
souL 2*
HOLLIDOE. On December 27. 1888, at 0:15 p.m..
afters short illne.-s MAID IRENE, infant daughter
of J. B. and M. A Hollidge. aged nine months ana four
days.
Funeral to-morrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. So. 33 M
street northwest. ?
KRAL'SER. Thursday. December 27.1888, at 12:16
p.m. MARV T. KRAl'SER, in the se>euty-fourth
year of her age.
May she rest in peace.
We miss thee from our home, dear motbsr.
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast.
We mias the sunshine of thy face
We miss thy kind and willing hand.
Thy fond and earnest care.
Our home ia dark without thee?
We miss thee everywhere.
Br Haa Cnuan.
Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law. John
Horstkamp. 1117 Seventh street northwest, at 2
o'clock p. m. Hsturday, December 29,1888 Betativas
and friends respectfully invited to attend. *
POST. On Thursday. December 27, 1888, At Lla
den, MiL. MARY H. POST.
Funeral at Oranby Conn. a
RED WAY. Entered into rest on December 27.
18S8, at 12 P.m., Lieut. H. K. REDWAY, area 4ft y
three years.
Fuueral service at P-street Presbyterian church.
Georgetown. Sunday, at 2 o'clock p.m. Relatives ana
friends invited to attend. 2*
STACEY. in Philadelphia, Pa., on the ?7th of De
cember, 1888, MARY PORTER STACEY, wife of Id
ward P. Stacey. ?
SWEENY. On Thursday, December 27, 188% at
115 a.m., JAMES A. SWEENY, beloved son ofMerT
and the Lste Edward Sweeny, sged forty-three years.
Funeral from his mother's reside nee. 84 K St. B.w?
on Saturday morning at U 30 a. m., from thenos te 8t.
Aloysius church, where solemu reouiem mass will be
offe led for the repose of Ins souL Relatives and friends
respectfully invited to attend. ?
??uu x. ? iiwon, iu mr mi> -iourtn year of ber age.
Funeral services at the house on Hsturday, the 2Mk
lust., at 12 o'clock m, and internment at Oak Hill eem*
tery at 4 o'clock p.m. ?
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