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we?la moat be torn ar by the roots, or tbrr vtli be str* to crop oat again So It is ,n?ee?a which have their origin la de Wood. The ranseoftba complaint muat M removed by Ayefs Sarsaparllla, or Bo psrma fin ia poas bla. Try it. CL W. Drngriet. of Bmnxwick. M?, ?r, -Itam neeer known Ayer'a Sanaparilla jin |o rive satisfaction. In hundred* of caaes within my knowlsdgs It haa proved m perfect H*-tflc for diaeaaee arising from Imparities la gpbko'L 1 regard It wan invaluable spring ATTR*S SARSAPARTLLA, prepared by Dr J. C. Arer * Ox. Lowwtl. Vlo. Sn:d hj ill Druggists. Price tl; si* bottles, i.Y WORTH ??"> A BOTTLfc X?E GrNTIXE JUHJ.VN HOFF'S MALT EXTRACT is the BEST JTCTTRinVZ TOXIC and most rM AT ART E HE.II.TH BEVERAGE Jmiar-1 Digestion. Dyspepsia. Co ilkesk < hildren, snd General Debility. VH \T ri. 'F COLEMAN. OF SUMOW, SAYS OF p Snfftnng troin an attack of Illness which bad not mU r-Juced my strength, but brought on extreme f. sanation. from inability to appropriate food. I tried ris f :l ? Genuine Johann HofTs Malt Extract, tw 1 three lini? ? day. Its nee was followed r Bark* <i ? ltec?? 1. Food. wblch hsd heretofore been t - .r. aw ifcp nljiiif ntaf)canal tu* banged, digeated * There ap|eared an increased power of L !i:i it animal beat and atortiig up fat. r? ? : imitaiiona Tbe genuine hss the aigna ' *i. n H B" on the neck of every bottle. All ir- ?? rtfciese imitations. h x> N II' 'EE, Berlin and Vienna. Xew York Of B Barclay W. Ja.Hu.Ui As X ^cai y Skin Disease 12 Years. ? CRED BY CCTICTBA REMEDIES. 1. J. hr. J. rsee. D. D. S . having fpractlced dentistry gtb - ? 'intT for thirty a ve years, and being well kaswn t< tb<naand* hereabouts with a view to help sn ?t- art- afflicted as I hsTe been for the |wat twelve je?r?. ???tify that the CVTICTKA REMEDIES cured ar nt I - riaais, or Scaly Skin. In eitrht days, after the 4a't- '? with * hoiu I had consulted irave me uo help or lllllUIMIHt JOHN* 4. CASE, D. D. S., Xewton, X. J. S> have been selling your CTTICVRA REMEDIES Jiry-ars. and have tbe IB rat complaint yet to receive ? ? r. < >!!?? of the w r*t ,-ases of rot'lUI ws wss cured by tbe use of Ave bottles of Cl'TI CTKA K1 SOLTEXT. CT TICI RA and CLTICl'RA y if 1 Ue soap takes the "cuke" here ask a medicinal way. TAYLOR A TAYLOR. PniffiMi, Frankfort, Kan. TinrCmmtA REMEDIES performed ? wonder ful cure last auinmer on one of our customers, an old grn; >man "f seventy years of am. who suffered with a fearfully distressing eruption on bia head and face, ar 1 wh-> bad tned all remedies sad doctors to no yarpuse. J. F. SMITH A CO., Texarkana, Art S< ;<1 everywhere Price. CITICHU, 50c.; SOAP, "V Kl x >LVENT. (1. Prepared by the POTTER l'R' ?. ? NDCHEMirALCO . Boston. Maes. MMl'LES. blackheads., happed and oily skin pre * ,!? J by I I'TICI RA MU>ICATEDSOAP dg?.--iS,l!? HAT J^COTTS EmULSIOS Has DOXI. OVER J5 POUXDS OAIXED IX TEX WEEKS KZfEKIEXCE OE A PROMIXEXT CITIZEX. Thi CaLi?o?*ui Soctitt yo? twt ) SirrsLasion or Vjcb, r Sax Ekahcisco, July Tth. 1SS5. ) I took a aevere cold upon my chest and lnn?rs and <li l not fir* it pro|*r attention: it developed Into br h!?i*. and in the fall of the same year I was turvsteurd with .1 tsnmption. Pbysicisns ordered u.r t. an.< re ?'? .n^-enial climate, and I came to San IranciiH-... Soon after my arrival I commenced Uk i a h. , ft"? Km ilai-.n of Cod Liver Oil with Hypo I'. reirular'.j three times a Jay. In ten seek a uyav. lrdupois w>-ul from l.V> to lt)0 pounds and tLt cuus'hnieamiiiie ceascd. C. R. BEXXETT. field by all druggist* 1r Yor HADTUDi TMSOoE CARTER'S LITTLE l.n r pills nelore n tinrs you would not have had l: ? , loniriei r ??rtt?atetiitbs mouththiamorn ii a-, a. -c a >ial with you for occasional use. ^ot Only **Xhe Flowers That b'ooir In the sj riui." bn? stiil more the Flowers which a.-- blooming u w will I nuj nood cheer to your heart and home duruiK the conang Holiday*. 717 15TB ST. X. W. (Bnildinv of the Xational Safe Deposit Company) l? the B'j-e. neat. coxy, new Flower Store, where yon vjai i j.HHej'.Juririfrt fur Holiday Present* in the lute of EL< 'VERS. FLORAL DESIGNS, AXD PLANTS. An t nulrss variety of FAXCY BASKETS, CEXTER PIECES, VASES, AXD STAXD8, ?iy of which when flil'd wi*h bcantlfnl and fraerant 1 wrr* a?:d 1'laiita will be a ? Lannimr Holidaj present. Ureal can and attention inv*-n to orders for AfcXISTIC DESIGNS and INTERIOR DECORA TIOXS. Wea-? rtvem call and leave yonr order* early, es l" uu. j tor % sses to be filled with Plants. S. STCDER. d-'O-Tw ITorisi. H'H' sf WHO WISH TO PRACTICE ECtiXOMY 1 ??! . I buy rart?*r'. Little Liver Pills. Forty Pill* r a i is!. only one pill adoee. Get The Best. THE CONCORD HARXESSi LCTZk RRO, 497 Penn. ave . ad> inln? National Hotel Rrne Elankets and Lap Robes la great variety at wry low prices. oc3 R, ?AT STATE r.rrTARS are the BESX Bay State Ouitars are the lowest pneed. Bay State Guitars satisfy alL Bay State Guitars sell as last as they can be mannfac tnred. bend for prices and description to 9. C. HAYXFS * CO. ectni rtnm 23 Court at.. BosU>n. Mssa.^ Ho sot wasp or weaken the bowels. m9 bu? art tin sllr on the liver -ad bile. A perfect ? - rr-. r i trier's UllliiiWflMM To The Axd Rich. The Ma^ufactuniuf Eatab.iabment as a relief to the 1-,. raoU an a<ivue to tbe nch. If ) on want to make a ? ..r.?'_u.ae present u> your servant or to any poor w 1 an. fc-ys Wouldn't do. but since drees uiede of k ?! aor*t-?i syods and guaranteed St. stylish make, as low as ( : MO. ? t a C> at in checks or pla n, neat fitting, at the same 1 rur. is Biur* useful to invr, as any toy or fancy arti ? e. inade np a uuve lice of thes>- grsals for thst *-ry purj..?^ Not touik' any nx uey on them but t ?how sl.ai tbe Manufa> turing lat.iLliahrueut can a.ak- in l .w-prv e garments ' ' ir fl n?- ilressee ai.rpass anything in this city. Follow this advice and you make tbe poor happy a..'l you will save iu?net MANLEAt lLTUXO ESTABLISHMENT. dl4-to.;l J?1S Tth ?t n. w. V . ARI.rso MJ.ERIFS?' IN LOYE." THE LATEST j ? rk f m stu. ? A superb Photograph, in t?o *U-?. ctJiumi or plain. Tbe Picture ol [ the sea an. ( .mi(?u.iii t<> the "peace-maker." "teasing," P?'i! ?^t-r "FAITH." "HOPE," Bodaahausen. and > ?!?) Other new an l iwaiiti/nl aubjecte for the Holl oa) . The heat Ev nlngsamt EngTavinga. Pbototrrapba, ?au'a Carbon Picture*. All tbe Honrs' Groups. JAMES S EARLE k HOXS, d"4 ?1? CHESTNIT ST . PHILADELPHIA O NEW DEAR'S TABLE Sbonld be without a bottle at AXGOSTl RA BITTERS, Tlte worl l-renowt.nl At petvan of extioialte flavor. i> s ate of . oontertalts. 11 Is cheap eaomrh for anybody, bet cheaper by far to sufferer* from achsa and palna is Ar?sfs?'? /'.**. r, an lnexpsnalva rem AX edy which bring* Joy and gladaeae to those alflirte.l with Rheumatism. Scl OVI'.RCoaT at.i a Backa> be. Cbast Palna, Coairha, t'oids, and Hoaraeneaa. (kratefol tbou EOR M aands testify to tbe gnat benefit derived from Uus pUater. tr Send twixsnt stamp to Saabary k Juhnaon. V T.tor a copy of "Instrot - tiuna frum the Doctor." The Kriexd Or All POND'S EXTRACT la used in tbsbowebold of tbe I rtMtlrat ss w?ll mm tkat IK? K.s?b.1-.* ?am Mfakavi tl>< was. ??f laropie?fist h seti t their 'i^raonaT experience and thanks fur tbe last forty yrara. until their letter* have Vtxwiiy* sT^nK^Woa." slSSi? ^Posiira KeUK-aibar POXD'S EXTRACT isi tuff wrapper w lU. laudscsos trade 2d EDITION. lits Mm ti He star. HAITI HAD LITTLE CHOICE. Admiral Luc* Left^T Room for Doubt. ln* th*1 Meant Business. with the TANTICS O^SS THAINXD OH THE cm AND THE OALKa'. ON THE HATTIAN navt, LEOITIME DOESN'T HESITATE ABOUT OIVINO CP THE SHIP. P-^ r)at? ? u ^sToalesa, off Poet au \ln?' ^ ^-The U" 8- 8- O^ha and ' K;,hfb ??? York Dec. 13, rt?m.d ' _!h? h"rb?r ?' Port ?n Prince Dec. 20. at 9 ci^PTJ ? ted *?M' torP<'<lo booms, ships ,or "d crews standing at quart m . , trn*n, ?/ *ke alleged Haitian govern l^nnh|le u,^Ilt.'* eaae ?' steamer Hartien Republic. On their arrival in the outer harbor Rear Admiral ^ R Lace transferred his flag to Th- v !0 whuh LhM ? draught of but 14 feet h.rK? ? Ti" then run ?lowl-T into the inner W,lh'n I,100 feet of the docks where the Haytien Republic was at anchor. all beast fob a fiuht. Anchor was dropped and a stern line was at once attached to the Haytien Republic, the gnns of the Yantic being trained on the city. The Galena remained in the outer harbor witba broadside and pilot guns trained on the lla\tian man-of-war Dessalines. and prepared to nre at the first hostile demonstration. The Dessalines crew also stood at their guns until the result of the interview of Lieut. Griffin with Legitime was made known. LEOITIME YIEl.I.S CNDEB PROTEST. Lieut. Griffin went ashore shortly after 9 o'clock, with communications from the State department and Admiral Luce, demanding the release within four hours of the detained steamer and th* withdral of her guard. Legitime finding that no delay would be tole rated, under formal protest and appeal for future arbitration, commanded one of his gun boats to tow the Haytien Republic to the posi tion in the outer harbor occupied when cap tured and to have such slight damage as had been done to her repaired by his mechanics. OOOD EFFECT OF ADMIllAL fcccs's PBOMPT ACTION. Night bell before her cable could bo severed, as her anchor chains had been badly fouled. The formal return was not made until the next day. The moral effect of the prompt action of Admiral Luce has been most salutary on the Haytian people. FRENCH AND GERMAN INFLUENCE. The influence of the French government, through their minister at Port-au-Prince. is very strong with the Legitime government, and it is said that the Haytien Re public ? would not have been released h"d a French man-of-war been in the harbor. It is also claimed that the French government's influence has been backing Legi time since his return from exile. The German government is generally understood to be backing the Hippolite faction in the north. LEGITIME HAD BOLD THE SEIZED VESSEL. The release was most opportune, from the acknowledged fact that Legitime had contract ed to sell the Haytien Republic to the Atlas line; in fact, was about to turn her over to a crew which had arrived that morning from Jamaica. A BIO ENGAGEMENT LOOHED FOB. After having bombarded Cape Haytien. Port Depaix, San Marc and other smaller ports on I the north and west coasts, and completely demoralizing all foreign and coasting trade it has been decided to advance the warships in connection with the armv now marching to meet the forces of Gen. Hyppolite. Skirmishes have octumd on the frontier between small detachments of the armies, and news of a gen I c ral engagement near San Marc is momentarily looked for. ' ADMIRAL LCCE VISIT* LEOITIME. Friday afternoon an official visit was made by the admiral and thirteen of the officers of the Galena and Yantic to President Legitime and his cabinet. Legitime expressed in his speech of welcome the friendliest feeling for the Americans and entertained the officers at his palace in the verv best stvle. Ad miral Luce replied "that it had always I been the policy of his country to I encourage republics, especially those of the West Indies, and particularly those com r>sed of enfranchised Africans, for America id but receutlv passed through a conflict the ultimate object of which was the freedom of that race in the great republic." as indemnity of ?3o0.000 to be asked. At a conference to-morrow of 3Ir. B. C. Morse, the owner of the Haytien Republic witli Gen. Legitime, the former will submit a claim for ?200.000 damages for detention of the ship, and $1.V).0U0 compensation to the crew and two passengers When the steamer Prins Mauritz left Jacmel on December 20 a riot was in pro gress, and half the town was in flames. emissaries of the belligerents. New York, Dec. 29.?Among the Prins Mao rits' passengers from Port an rrince were Compte de Delva. lieutenant in the Haytien armv; Prof M. Pronjier, H. Hurgnal," and Madame J. E. de Contreras. the wif>> of the Haytien general of that name. 1he three gentlemen are connected with the Haytian department of the north, und at once took passage on the French steamer La Cham pagne which sailed from here for Harve this afternoon. They declined to make known their purpose in coming here. It was the belief on the ves sel. however, that these officers were going to France to make strenuous efforts to interest the trench government in the Haytien difficulties and if possible get that foreign power to fnr nish a man-of-war for the use of the Army of the North. MiwUme de Contreras has also evi dently come here on a mysterious nission. She kept her own counsel on the voviige op and Kr jouj?eyefn"*d *? talk ftb?at Purpose of THE ALASKA SCANDALS. A Juneau Journal Declares Mrs. Voor tale's Charges to be False. Pobt Townsend, W. T., Dec. 29.-The Juneau (Alaska) Frrt Pre,, saj. that the statements made by Mrs. Voorhees in regard to the abuse of native women and girls in Alaska are ab*> lately faint- in every particular ~ It says: "The civilized peoplein the wilds of Alaska are as refined and advanced as all good citizens of the United States should be and none of the horrible acts attributed to them have occurred within the knowledge , e, oIdt8t inhabitants. The so called lowest animal passions of the rough miners do not as a rule show themselves here as they are naturally subdued by hard work, and the want of leisure to indulge them. The same argument applies to the low animal passion of hunters and trappers, who find no time for hnntinir and trapping Indians." Gov. h wine ford is busily engaged at Sitka with his annual report. The governor's review of mining operations shows a substantial work is being done in the way of improvements, and the prospects for the development of several valuable prop erties are very bright Cleneral Foreign News. evictions in Donegal. Dcblin, Dec. 29.?The eviction of delin quent tenants at Gweedore, County Donegal were commenced on Wednesday. Troops and Colic- hive been ordered thither to assist the ailiffs. and violent scenes are expected. KILLED BY HIS BROTHER. The Coroner's Inquest Over the Remains of Isaac Carey. Taylor Carey, the colored man who shot and instantly killed his brother, Isaac Carey, at the Freedmen's hospital yesterday morn ing. was taken to the sixth precinct station this afternoon, where Coroner Patterson held an inquest at 3 o'clock. The desd body of Isaac was in the morgue in rear of the station, bnt his brother did not see it The testimony taken told the story of the ragedy as it was given in yesterday's Stab. Tne Jury held Taylor Carey for the killing of his brother. The coroner made out a commit ment and he was sent to jatl. Range or the Theb*ometeb.?The fcAlowing were the readings at the signal office to-day: 8 a. m., 36; I p. ML, 46; maximum, 48; minimum. 34. ^ Died in thb 8rarr.?Benjamin King, a driver from Fairfax county. Ta., was taken 111 at drover's rest, 12th and C streets northwest, about 9 o'clock this morning and died while be was being placed in the ambnlance. His body was removed to the morgne. Thb Wsnrun's Concur.?The sale of mats for the concert to be given by Mrs. Shaw, the whistler, and her company, will begin at Brsn taao's on Wsdnoodsjr next LITTLE ONES MADE HAPPY. Hundreds of Children Feasted by the Christmas Club. ?OTS AXD OIXLS DIXED AND FRESEITTED WTTH Oirrs?MM. CLEVELAND WITNESSES TBS SPEC TACLE at the RIFLES' AHMORT?SCENES AT THE 5AVT-TABD ASP IN OEOBOETuWX. More than two thousand children?large and ?mall, dirty and clean, ragged and fairly-well clad, of all descriptions and dispositions, bnt of one condition as to appetite?were the guest* of the Children's Christmas club* to day. To the majority it was the one day in ! the year, the only day that was full to over flowing with such happiness as can come to the little ones on whom Dame Fortune smiles at periods that are so rare that memory is not ! burdened with the remembrances. The bene ! flciaries were not. however, one whit happier > than the hosts and hostesses. They were thoroughly imbued with the spirit of true charity and labor was pleasure. There were real bonds of friendship binding together the waiters and those who were waited upon. There wan a socialism in the occasion that re moved all distinctions and placed the masses of childhood on the one common level of humanity. Everybody was very happy. Tbe Scene at the National Rifles' Armory. The hour set for the opening of the doors of the National Rifles' armory was 13 o'clock, but the crowd was on hand long before the hour arrived. At 10:30 many of the children had formed in line near the doors, and by 11:30 ' every ticket holder was there?the boys string ing out in a long line toward 10th street, while the left of the girls' position was on 9th. They were all as good-humored as could be. and they laughed and joked with each other, and made remarks in stage whispers about Sergeant Boyle and Officers Passeno and Lawler. who were engaged in looking after the peace and good order 6f the neighborhood. It was after 12 o'clock when the doors wore opened and the excited but orderly crowd of expectant ones was admitted. They were marched upstairs and were received by Mr. and Mrs. R. Ross Terry, who saw that they were properly seated in the hall while the preparations for the dinner were being com pleted. There were yet, however, bovs and girls on the outside of the big brick building. They were tickctless. but hopeful. They trusted to luck to see them through the portals which had opened so freely to the selected "six hun dred. There was no grumbling, no complaint because they had not been favored witn the pasteboards, but there were lopging looks in a couple of hundred pairs of eyes and a couple of hundred little stomachs shared in the anxi ety. Shortly after 12:30 Mrs. Folsom, accompanied by Mr. Richard Watson Oilder, arrived at the armory and was welcomed by the lady managers. Among other interested visitors present were CoL John M. Wilson and Miss Coleman. A PRETTT SCENE. At a quarter before 1 the waiters and wait resses, the latter wearing as distinguishing articles of costume white caps and white aprons, made their appearance. Boys and girls alike wore the pale blue badge of the club. The dining-room?the armory?was a pretty scene. Six tables were ranged the en tire length of the room. On each table were one hundred plates of turkey, one hundred oranges, and the same number of rosy-cheeked apples. Pyramids of glittering glasses and dishes of apple butter decorated the center of the tables, which were fringed with the pretty attendants. From the cciling flags ana ever greens depended, and the walls were also suitably decorated. On the company black board was chalked: ''The National Rifles wish the children a Happy New Year." ABUTTAL OF MRS. CLEVELAND. At 1 o'clock Mrs. Cleveland arrived and was greeted by Miss Mollie Vilas and Miss Pauline Whitney, the president and vice-president, re spectively, of the club, and by the other ladies in charge of the dinner. Five minutes later the head of the children's procession en tered the dining-room and were rapidly placed in position. Assisting Mr. Ross Perry in this work were Lieut. J. O. Manson, of the Rifles; Corporal J. A. Evans and Privates Conger, Col laday. Fonda, Brown, Bailey and MeContrie, and Mr. Richard Smith. The youngsters marched down to music by a section of the Marine band. There was no more interested spectator of the children's entry into the din ing-room than Mrs. Cleveland, clad in a hand some brown suit, trimmed with brown velvet, and faced on the bodice with rich brocade. She wore a large straw hat, trimmed with tips of two shades, and looked just as pretty as the ever did. As the little ones filed past her she watched them closely and smiled at those who were small enough to be particularly interesting. It took fifteen minutes of hard work to prop erly place the hungry ones, and the amount of patience exhibited "by those who were at the tirst table was really marvelous. Occasionally the voracity of one would overcome all scruples as to eating before grace had been said, and a slice of turkey would vanish in an instant. Such transgressions were, however, rare, and, as a rule, the youngsters contented themselves with nervously fingering their knives and forks until the word "qo" should be given. The "elect" had all been as signed to tables, and yet there was room, so about seventy-five of theticketless were admit ted. Mr. I'errv called for silence while Rev. I>r. Mott, of fcpiphany church, asked God's blessing upon the feast. Some of the young sters thought the grace wns almost as long as a "regler prayer." as one shuffy-headed boy put it. When it was ended Mr. Perry said: "'chil dren. the Children's Christmas club wishes you a inerry Christina* Eat your dinner." The waiters laughed at the instruction, and some of the guests would have liked to laugh, but time was too precious?they ate. The waiters' position was by no means a sine cure. Turkey disappeared so rapidly that onlookers wondered where it went to", while the other edibles on the menu were lost in pro portion. The clatter of plates, the hum of voices and the tinkle of the bells on the club badges were the only noises heard. On the outside the crowd of ticketless ones increased, and by a little after 1:30 o'clock there were fully 250 youngsters waiting for what might come. They were very orderly and gave no trouble to the now in creased police force, for Sergeant Byrne and Officers H. Jones, Moore, Montgomery, J. W. Kenny and Orisnna had come around to assist, and Lieutenant Heffner also look<yl in on the scene. Mrs. Cleveland and Mr. Oilder left shortly after the children commenced their feast. It was after 2 o'clock when the little ones finished their ice cream and cake and made way for 150 of the outsiders who were admitted to partake of such refreshment as could be gotten out of the extra dessert which had l>een provided for them. A number of mothers and Lig sisters had accompanied some of the chil dren, but they were not admitted to the build ing; there was no room to spare. The Marine band played "Climbing up the Golden Stairs" as the well-filled children climbed up to the hall on the second floor, and without much trouble they were seated to wait for the performance, which was to be a second feast. Mr. C. F. Gibson, who is the Punch and Judy artist with Robinson's circus, and Mr. Wm. Don ohue and Mr. Lew Wirth entertained the chil dren. Mr. E. B. Hay personated Santa Claus and distributed presents after the dinner. IN CHARGE OF THE TABLES. Table No. 1 was in charge of Mrs. Wood hull, Mrs. Symons and Mrs. Van Reypen; No. 2, Mrs. Laughton, Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Peachy; No. 3. Mrs. J. M. Wilson, Mrs. A. H. Witmer, Miss Strong; No. 4, Mrs. Totten, Mrs. M. Bailey and Miss Page; No. 6, Mrs. A. R. Uagner, Miss McCalniont and Miss McCarthy; No. 6, Mrs. J. C. Boyd, Mrs. Barber and Mrs. Webster. THB WAITERS were: John Hamilton, Strother Miller, Arnold Graves. Frank Hewston, Joe Saks, E.W. Reisin ger, C. L Hull, Daniel Thompson Pierce, How ard Wilson, Howard Barker, George Whitwell, Lionell Burnett, Charles McLaughlin. Harry Alburger, R. 8. Warfleld, Covert Goodloe, W. Von Boyer, Harvey Dyer, Henry W. Samson, Jesse Owens, Robert Rutherford. Eddie Wag staff, Isabel Johnston, Jean Cracraft, Ida Ma son. Rose Mopsikove, Frances Sanders, Bessie Johnson, Kathleen Carmody, Elise Bradford, Florence Collier, Nettie Cohen, Alma Goodman, Estelle Bennett, Bertie Hodges, Ellen Forrest, Rebecca Behrens, Grace King, Edna Wallach, Estelle Rtiisenstein, Sadie Carter. Bessie Brown, Alice Laird. Flossie Barry, Cornelia Kavanaugh, Fannie Ritchie, Irene Burrr. Mary Nebb, Net tie Brown, Edith Swan, Ktnel Camp, Psssls Johnson, Nellie Keating, Ella Browne, Lissie Williams, Julia Schmidt. Alma Noyes, B??ni? Schmidt, Edna Byer, Daisy Williams, Clara Beigsrt, Emma Volgt, Emily fltickney. Tbe East Washington Dinner. Scores and scores of little ones, grasping in vitation cards from the East Washington Christmas clab, began s?soilillsg at aooa to day ia the neighborhood of tbe Odd Fellows' ball, navy-yard. Bom bad pinched faoes, seme wers scantily dressed sad hogged their thin shawl* or threadbare coats tightly about them, bat all had a gleam of happy ex pectation ia their faees. Some Utfls tod dlen were ted by their mother* or older sister*. The* very lj?Ie ones were quests for the lint time of the Cnrtit matt club, and their eyea were big with wonder. Borne of the older one* who were initiated in the mysteries of the turkey ud Christmas tree two or three year* ago were promptly on hand, so as to be near the door when it opened. They wsnted to be at the first table. Inside the hall eight long table* were heaped with toothsome Christmas things, sections of turkey, snowy white stalks of celery, dabs of crimson cranberry sauce, cakes, nata raisins and mince pie. Flowering hot-house plants were placed alon* the center of the table, and the flowera with their suggestions of summer seemed to nod and smile at the abundance of the midwinter feast which they were called upon to adorn. twm raooBAX > was about the same as is always carried outin East Washington?a yory ample supply of things to eat. a yery short speech from Com missioner Webb, tripping, merry music from a section of the Marine band, ana a distribution [ of toys and candies. Then the little guests carried away with them recollections or rows of beaming faces. These were the faces of members of the committees, who were ranged in tier* on the stage and along the *ide of tho room. The Christmas tree spread its branches oyer the stage. It had all kinds of spangles and highly colored objects on it. such as always are mingled with visions of Christmas. Be neath the tree were piled up little boxes of can dies and toys of all kinds, dolls, Christmas horns, jumping jacks, painted monkeys, and every variety of plaything that Santa Claus ever crammed into his bag. ESTEBINO THE HALL. At 1 o'clock the doors were open to the little ones holding cards of invitation. At that hour the little waiters and the teacher* who took charge of the tables were ready ranged along the aisles. At each chair was a plate heaping with good things, a box of candies and a bag which the guest was expected to fill with fruit, cakes, and candies to take home. The little ones came trooping in and were marshaled through the narrow space* between the tables until all the seats hurt been filled. Then the door was shut, and about three hundred were left out side to wait for the second table. A philo sophic policeman stood at the door and tried to keep the belated little ones in good humor. "Look a-here, now," he said, "what s the odds? I ain't had no dinner at all yet. I ain't going to get any dinner till 6 o'clock, but you don't suppose I'm going to cry about it, do you." Bo the little ones, seeing how heroically the policeman bore it, waited contentedly. Borne of them, perhaps, had known many a day when they got no dinner at all. so thev did not think it much of a hard ship to wait an hour for dinner?and such a dinner, too! MB. WEBB MAKES A SPEECH. When the little one*, who did get in to the first table, were seated, they looked shyly at the good things and at the little waiter* that stood behind them. Each waiter had four guests for whom she was responsible" But never a person touched a drumstick or a sweetmeat, for on the front of the stage was a row of dignified looking men. There was Commissioner Webb in the center, Bey. Dr. Williams, rector of Christ P. E. church; Chap lain Krouse, Mr. A. F. Stuart, supervising prin cipal; Mr. Appleton P. Clark, Mr. Stoutenburgh and otheas who came in to enioy the scene and give dignity to it. Balk under the branches of the Christmas tree, too, was a photographer who was leveling his camera at different part* of the room. Bo all the little ones felt shy and uncomfortable. Then the band, which was in ambush at the | rear of the station, hidden by the Christmas' greens, struck up a lively air from "Gaspa rone," which helped overcome the effect of the dignity of the distinguished visitors and the fears inspired by the camera. When the music stopped Mr. Btoart, as master of ceremonies, introduced Mr. Webb, who made a pleasant little speech, telling how hap Ev he was to see them, and how merry he "oped they would all be. Then when he sat down Dr. S. Frank White gave a comic recitation of Casabianca. repre- | seating a boy's first attempt to speak a piece. The little ones were convulsed with laughter and the ice was thoroughly broken. When Dr. Williams asked a blessing Mr. Stuart gave the signal, and the little guests "fell to" with a zest that foretold of many a stomachache to-night DISTRIBUTORQ THE TOTS. When the plates had been emptied the guests were asked to rise and were marched down the hall and past the stage. A* they went under the Christmas tree Mrs. Stouten burgh or some other member of the committee handed to each one, a box of candy and a toy from the heap. Then they pwed on ont of the door. In a few minutes the tables were reset, and the children who had been compelled to wait outside for the second table were invited in. They went through about the same performance. There was a new supply of turkey and other edibles, but the speech and blessing at the first table was supposed to extend over the second table also. THE WAITEBS. At each table the corps of waiters chosen from pupils in the public schools, was under the direction of a detail of school leaders. The management of the floor was in the hands of Mr. Jno. F. Freeman and Miss Victoria L. Nourse. The teachers and waiters at each table were as follows: Table 1?Teachers. Miss Packard and Miss Kemp. Waiters, Lollie Blanford, Lena Melchior. Abbie Sisson, Bosa Parkmar, Belle Babson, Julia Fernald. Florence Dudley. Table 2?Teachers, Misses Forbes, Dil lon. M. Ariuistead, Ober, Tichenor. Waiters, Nora Torrens, Helen Dodge, Josie Wagner, Carrie Naylor, Fannie Beaaley, Kose Smith. No. 3?Teachers, Misses Beers. A. M. Kantz, 8. B. McLeonurd. Isa Walker. Waiters, Oertie Hutchinson, Hattie McNeil, Nellie Bieber. Ella \\ illiams, Gertrude Ballivd, Mary Frank, Katie Collins, Edith Smith. No. 4-Teachers, Misses Garges, Jenkins, II. Walker, Bawlings,Moore,L. Bock. Williams. Waiters. Misses Agnes Dillon, Edith Mahon, Laura Wiley, Katie Tabler, Lulu Grant, Carrie Naylor, Liilie Sefton, Nellie Richmond. No. 5 ? Teachers, Misses Erb and M. Johnson. Waiters, Mumie Stuart, Lizzie Erb, Lou F.nnis. Edith Webster Tillie Spofford, Victoria Lanham, Annie Ockert, Alberta Long, Katie Kooutz. No. 6.?Teachers. Misses Little, M. G. Hughes. Uogue. Waiters, Ella Driver, Maud Clark, Emma Collier, Emily DeAkers, Grace Field*, Kate Hilton. No. 7?Teachers, Misses Hopkins, L. A. Hughes. L. C. Enthoffer, L. Dalton. Waiters? Hope Hopkins, Jennie Wiley, Addie Lyon, Nellie McCabe, Alice Porter. Maud Aiton. Number 8?Teachers. Misses Grunt, H. Johnson. Merritt, B. L. Woodward, and Susie Woodward. Waiters, K. Stoutenburgh, P. Brummet, Gertie Boswell, Mattie Facor, Bay Burnham, Geo. Parson, and Alice McCathran. The Dinner in Georgetown. Fully six hundred children were the guests of the Georgetown Christmas club, at the an nual Christmas dinner this afternoon, served in the two largo play rooms of the Curtis school building. In each play room were four large tables. In front of each child was a plate, upon which was a liberal supply of turkey and cold bam. Beneath the plate was a knife and fork, a roll, a banana, and an orange. Long before the hour set for the dinner, children arrived in groups of four and five. At the proper time they were shown to the play rooms, and took their places at the tables. After grace by Bev. Dr. Fullerton, of the West street Presbyterian church, in one room, and Bev. Mr. ltegeBter. of St. John's P. E. church, in the other, the happy little ones set to work upon the eatables and were allowed plenty of time. After dinner they made haste to the lec ture haJ where a large Christmas tree had been placed on the platform, laden with tovs, boxes of candies, Ac. After being seated, the child ren, a few at a time, filed past the platform, and each was presented with a gift. The following are the names of the ladies in charge of the tables and their assistants: Mrs. Orme's, Misses Nettie and Nannie Knowtes, Miss Dorsey, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Peck, and Miss Edna Sawyer; Mrs. Bates', Misses Corie Cassin, i Jennie Cassin. Kate Bates. Miss Jackson, Misses Jennie Woodward and Florence Badcline; Mrs. Geo. T. Dunlop's, Misses Claudia Stuart. Lucy Matthews, Emily Dunlop, and Eva Gilbert; Mrs. B. T. Jannev's, Misses Janney, Gurley, 1 Dodson, Laura Bailey, Annie Blackford, Mrs. Leetch, Misses Grace Dougal, Kate Dougal, Edith Leetch, and Charlotte Stevens; Mrs. Mayhew plater's, Misses Maiy Tayloe, E. Barber,! Edna Johnson, and Nannie Hedrick; Mrs. Edna Libbey's, Misses Mattie Cropley, Ella Johnson, Julia Gilbert, Fannie Gilbert, Clara Libbey, i Mattie Libbey; Miss Murray's, Lillis Black ford. Alice Blackford, Lucy Bradley, Bessie [ Sawtelle. Casie GreerBailie Gadser, Master Boy Oreeateaf. The following committee had charge of the tree, and the distribution of nreeents: Missus Nina Bradley, Abbot, Lawk, Heath, Messrs. Tsicoit, Wills. Wilson, Gillis. Jack Brewer, Cam. Cheney, Harry Porter, and Mrs. Johns. Ths Colored Softool*. ristaaas elub of tsachsw and pupils at the seventh school division of the District gav? a dinner to naariy COO poor ooterod children ernoon in the leotnre roasa of the i off tfct to the Christmss season, but were soon re lieved of their burden through the medium of the holiday appetite, of the guests of the club, aided by dozens and dozen* of vigorously han dled kmree and forka. The President and Mr*. Cleveland contributed * barrel of nuta, ana i number of beautiful books and other contribu tion* were received from Mr*. Anthony Pol lock, Mrs. William*, Representative Breckin ridge, Mr. R. Boes Perry, and Mr. Jot. Cook. The committees in charge comprised the fol io winir: Sumner school?Missel F. A. Martin, A. Costin, E. B. Lee. Garnett-Misses Chame Patterson, Millie Oibbs, A. Taylor. Miner Misses & Delta, Harris. Stevens?Mr. R. T. Mom. Miss K. U. Alexander, Misa C. J. Payne. Magruder?Misses 8. J. Cox, M. B. Smith, R. L. Glsscoe. Worm ley?Misses M. V. Tibbs, M. L. Beason, M. Benjamin. WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP. Thx Bond OmBisas to-day aggregated $303,500. as follows: Registered 4's, ?3,500 at 127K; ex-interest and registered 4>f *> #300,000 atlOSK. The Hopkins Pabdon.?The warrant for the pardon of Benjamin F. Hopkins, the Cincin nati bank embezzler, was signed by the Presi dent thi* morning and sent to the Secretary of State to be countersigned and sealed. It will probably be forwarded to Cincinnati to-night. The pardon was granted on the 28th inst, but the official documents in the case hare just been completed. Movements of Natal Vessels.?The Nary department is informed that the U. S. 8. Oasi pee, fitting out at Norfolk for service in the West Indies, will be ready for *ea on Monday. The Mohican will be ready for sea in a week, and the Vandalia in two week*. _ These two last named vessels are being repaired at the Mare Inland yard. Capt. S locum, of the Liberdad, whose ad ventures were narrated in yesterday's Stab, was at the White House this afternoon to see the President, but a* there was no reception to day be concluded to return on Monday. Abmy Orders.?Second Lieut. Benj. M. Pur sell, signal corps, granted two months' leave. Second Lieut. Jas. T. Mevler, engineer corps, relieved from duty at Willett's Point, N. Y., with the battalion of engineers and ordered to duty at Los Angeles, CaL A Gaccier Appointed.?Rasmus K. Doe waa to-day appointed a guager at St. Paul, Minn. Getting Ready fob the New Yeab Recep tion.?The bridge and step* from the window east of the main portico of the executive man sion were to-day placed in position for the ac commodation of callers on New Year day. The Time Extended.?The acting Secre tary of War Benet has extended the time for the reception of bids for 9 pneumatic dyna mite guns until Jnnaary 15. ? Capt. Andrew H. Yocno, assistant quarter master, has been granted one month'* leave. First Lieut. Francia J. Patten, 21st infantry, is authorized to remain in New York city under special order*. Mb. Scott, president of the Union iron | works, San Francisco, to-day notified Secretary Whitney of his acceptance of the conditions | proposed by the Navy department for the offi cial trial of the cruiser Charleston. Senator Stanford Sells a Colt fob $12,500. ?Hon. J. G. Sibley, of Franklin, Pa., yester day purchased of Senator Stanford, for $12,500. a weanling colt by Electioneer, out of the famous mare Beautiful Bells. Four | of this mare's colts have been sold for 992,000. When the weanling was only nine day* old offer of $9,000 was refused. Capt. Wm. Badgeb, sixth infantry, has been | ordered to examination by the army retiring board at Governor's island. The Appropriation Bills. thx district and sundry civil bills ALMOST I PREPABED BY THE HUB-COMMITTKE8. The Senate sub-committee on the District I appropriation bill was in session to-day. Major | Moore was before them for a short while. They will be ready to report to the whole com- I mittee by the time Congress reconvenes, and the bill will probably go into the Senate before the end of next week. The House sub-committee on the sundry civil I bill have nearly completed their work. They ] will be ready to report to the full committee on Wednesday morning. The naval affairs sub-committee also was at | work to-day. Capitol Topics. ELECTION CONTESTS IN THE HOUSE. Mr. Crisp expects to call up the Smalls-El- | liott contested-election case in the House next j week, and, after it, the Sullivan-Felton case. THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE LAW AMENDMENTS It is not thought that anything will be done by the conference committee on the amend- I ments to the interstate commerce law nntil j after Senator Cullom has got off his mind the question of his re-election to the Senate, which is interesting him just now. It is believed that he does not care to commit himself on the House amendments to the Senate bill until this matter is disposed of. NOTES. A new crayon portrait of Speaker Carlisle has been hung in the Speaker'* lobby in place of the smaller one that has been there since the Forty-eighth Congress. The new statue of Gen. Lewis Cass, presented by the state of Michigan, was brought to the capitol to-day. The casts have not yet been removed from it. ^ Bad Blood Between Two Boat Captains. CAPT. DAVIS ARRESTED ON A CHARGE OF ATTEMPT- | INO TO KILL CAPT. TAYLOB. Capt. J. W. Davis, of the tug boat Templar, was arrested last night on a warrant charging him with assault with intent to kill F. T. Taylor, captain of the tug Hanson Keyes. He gave $200 bail for his appearance on the 8th of j next month. Some months ago, it is stated, the men had trouble down the river, and last | month, when they met near Georgetown, it is alleged that Davis ran after Taylor with a shot | gun and fired at him. The Death Record. During the twenty-four hour* ending at noon to-day deaths were reported to the health office as follows: Jas. A. Sweeny, white, 43 years; ] Mary T. Krauser, white, 73 years; Sarah C. Barron.white, 36 years; Susie M. Benson,white, 32 years; Hamilton K. Redway, white. 53 years; ] Ho'nora Chambers, white, 67 years; Eliza A. Warwick, white, 79 years; Maud L Holiidge, white, 9 months; Jas. C. Taylor, colored, 25 ' years; Roselee A. Wilkins, colored, 1 year; Willi* Lucas, colored, 80 years; Andrew Wade, colored, 2 months; Lucia Morton, colored, 2 j months; Jas. Payne, colored, 22 years; Thos. Nichols, colored, 55 years; Robert E. Bruce, colored, 4 months. Transfers of Real Estate. Deeds in fee have been recorded as follows: I Charles Earley et aL to Maria H. Weianer, sub 18, sq. 161; $2,142.45. R. T. Morsell et aL to G. E. Weide. sub 75, sq. 465; $3,900. Margaret T. Haveuner et al. to H. L. Strang pt. 5, *q. 490; I $2,850. M. Ashford et aL to L. E. Collins, sub | 33. sq. 144; $1,705. Caroline W. Dobbins to R. J. Holme*, pt 51, sq. 69, W. W.; $725. W. O. Denisou to H. D. Conrade, lots 10 and 11, blk. 26, Brookland; $300. Anna W. Willett to I Andrew OtUtman, lot 20, sq. 496; $341.83. Real Estate Matters. Thos. Dowling, auctioneer, has sold at public j sale the three-story frame dwelling 422 7th street Bouthwest to Geo. E. Weide for $3,900. The lot is 23 feet 8 inches by 120 feet Also to j Geo. J. Seufferle, for Wm. B. Jackson, the two story brick building known as 628 and 630 K street and 631 and 635 Massachusetts avenue northwest for $1,200, subject to a trust of $13,808. Also to C. C. Duncanson, for $1,025, lot 17 in square 971, improved by a frame house, located on the west side of 11th street, between D street and South Carolina avenue southeast. Levi Woodbury has bought for $14,943.50 sub lots 78 and 79, square 241, fronting on the northwest portion of Iowa Circle, between P and 13th streets northwest Josephine M. Bartley has bought for $4,100 of R. A. Pyies, lots 722 and 723, uniontown. T. A. Mitchell has bought for $4,600 of P. H. Christman, lot 8, blk. 16, T. A It's sab., i ant Plains. T. V. Schneider has bought through T! J. Fisher A Co. a block of lots, oo nearly the whole of the north front of between 17th and 18th streets. The was $115,000. It is the intention of the pur chaser to erect thirty-two houses on this s as soon as the season permit*. All thai will be 90 feet front and will be three stories "51 John R. Mel,?a has bought for $17,800 of John Mills Browne pert lot 6, square 119, froc ing 26* feet on Vermont avenue. issued by the elerk of tfceeawrt to Virgil i and Judy Willis ass, both of Oran ma, Aitifir*! ?k,T""'"Urt' THE MECHANICS' LIEN LAW. The Architects Continue to Talk About iu Injustice. a uw tut n un> to onu a nmci to d? lonm?it ran* to noncr tue clam Wild IT Til IKTEX0BD TO nOTBCT?SCQ OESTIOHS AS TO ITS akxhdkxxt. The practical operation of the present Hen law is s topic of great interest to the people of the District In The St as of last Saturday in terview* on thia subject with a number of architects were printed. The opinions ex pressed, as will be remembered, were all em phatic in condemnation of the law. It was pointed oat that this legislation was a specie* of class legislation, sad that, too, in favor of a class not intended to be benefited, and that it was an injury to the city. In brief, this law gives to the contractor, anr of the sub-con tractors, and to all material furnishers. Jour neymen, and laborers to whom the general contractor or his sub-contractors have Become liable, the right to file a lien upon anv new house or improvement with the clerk of the court. This right may be exercised during the construction or within three months after the completion of a building. The clerk is simply to file and record the notice in a book provided for the purpose. A. b. Ktnxrrr'8 opinio*. ?This law," observed Nr. A. B. Nullett, "benefits no honorable man. It. in fact, offers a premium for robbery and fraud. The impression, if any such prevails at this late day, that the law is of benefit to the mechanic or laborer is without foundation. It benefits no one but a set of men without character or means, who step in and take work from honest contractors who are responaible for the per formance of the obligationa they incur, while others are without character or reputation, and but for thia law would be recognized as con tractors. The only othe<- parties benefited are not mechanics, but material men. Under a law of this character such men are regardless of the kind of bid which they make in competition with others. Their aole object is to underbid honorable men and get the Job. Then they go to the material men and get all the credit "they want, who are careful before they deliver the material to look up the title to the property and ascertain if it is free from encumbrances. Then every thing goes along swimmingly. The owner makes his payments and at the last aup poaea he owna the houae. The rascally con tractor, however, paya nothing except what he haa to and keepa the rest. The owner has no remedy when nia property is liened, and is obliged to pay twice for the aame material." "Aa far aa I am concerned," continued Mr. Mullett, "this law has occasioned no loss to my clients. But I hare had to exercise vigilance to see that the contractors and sub-contractors did the honest thing. There ia one aingular feature about the operation of the law, and that ia the pay rolls of the mechanica and laborera employed are not considered, though the law was ostensibly passed for their benefit. Aa it is, by the rules of labor organizations, if men are not paid regularly they are not allowed to continue at work. So yon see the me chanics protect themaelvea. I am a believer in a lien law. I think that the contractor ahould be protected. A house that ia being built may be Bold before all the money due to the builder ia paid, and, without aome protection in law, the builder ia the loser. But the preaent law is demoralizing, it ia injurioua to the proaperity of the honeat contractors and encourages a aet of acampa that would never have tne face to appear aa contractora if they could not conceal themaelvea be hind the provisions of this most iniquitous piece of legislation. The law encouragea shoddy, bad work of every description. People who purpoae to erect bouaea naturally wish to have the work done as cheaply aa possible. In consequence they are inclined to favor the low eat bidder. They are, therefore, diapoaed to accept the loweat bidder without regard to re liability. If the public understood the law there would be auch a clamor againat it that its repeal would quickly follow. "The law also has a tendency to check the progress of improvements. If a man wishes to borrow money to complete a houae, he is obliged to give a bond to secure the lender againat the operation of thia law. The owner may be honest, so may the contractor and moat of the subcontractors, but all these hon est men are powerless to prevent fraud if there are one or two who are not ao scrupulous. In my opinion It would be hard to devise a law which in its effects is more unjust and injuri ous than the present lien law." SOUK TACTS nox XL CLUBS. Nr. Adolph Class, of the firm of Cluss * Schultze, gives some figures and facts, which forma an interesting supplement to what he said in the interview printed last Saturday. "During the current calendar year," he says, "about 450 liens have been recorded, varving in amount from a few dollars np to (4.000. The liens from journeymen and laborers form - small fraction. "In my own practice a TJ. 8. Senator con tracted for building a home, paid his instal ments on account regularly, and intended to meet the final payment by a loan on the prop erty. To his surprise he was informed that the application could not be granted since the houae was covered by a heavy lien. On in quiry it was discovered that the prominent con tractor had concluded it was well to be guarded with a man hailing from a distant state, and had filed, on commencing work, a lien for the whole amount of the contract-price. Work is generally underbid by parties in order to ob tain payments on new contracts. Instead of using these legitimately they are diverted for keeping urgent creditors quiet and reducing old debts so aa to bolater their credit for the time being. The -subs' desire to keep on pleasant terms with their customer, the gen eral contractor, aa long aa possible, hence tliey delay in filing the liens, and if on a later stage of this work a panic seizes them, and thev file liens covering the full amount of the bal ance of the contract-price, the run producea the usual results. There are cases of late record where more than thirty notices were given against the same small property within a few daya. This course produces usuallv the aame result, the frail lease of credit disap pears. tho contractor is not able to finish the building, and the owner ia left to his fate. "A judicious owner, who discriminates be tween men as well as between bids, can mostly, but not always, avert ruinous consequences' hence there is no reason why s law shall im gose any risks upon him. In amending the ill care should be taken to provide for the filing of liens of journeymen and laborers within a limited time after pay has been re fused to them." ? WHAT X. T. SII.I.XB PROPOSES. "There are three amendments," said N. T. Haller, the architect, "which, if adopted, would make the preaent law, in my opinion, entirely satisfactory and equitable. The time for tiling a lien ahould be limited to one month after the completion of the house, instead of three months. Naterial men should be required to notify the owner when they have supplied materials for a building, and lastly it should be made a punishable offense for a contractor or subcontractor to divert the money paid to him for work upon a building to any other purpose I mean, of course, where he has received suf ficient money to meet all just demands on account of any building and has left debts which are a lien upon the property. I believe in a lien law, but 1 am not in favor of the now in force." VIEWS or CHAB. A. limM "The principal defect in the lien law," said Chaa. A. Harkness, "is the section allowing a lien to be filed three mofiths after the comple tion of the building or repairs. This makes a just final settlement under the contract very difficult, and unjustly ao to the owner, as there is no reliable method of assuring kin, that claims may not be brought sgainsthim within three months after inch final settlement. I think the law ahould require that notice ahould be given to owners of liens filed, or to be before the final settlement ia made, whether such lien is held by the master-builder or a sub-contractor. There is no reason whv the matter could not be settled at that tims, pro! vidung tha law required the owner to be mo? fled at said time. The owner would Ito not be shorn of his sole lalTaHim in matter by being foroed to make his ?"?' nav ment under the oontraet, and then being TAT hone afiasma i J ? _s_s m. . w ? ~ WIU WCU DVlflK liaPIII for hens afterward won tot extols, ate. This would also require the bill of This would - - ? ?ny, to be ] extras, etc. Id also require the bill of extras, if e presented and nened upon bv the owner or his authorised agent. Also, I think the proper eourt officer should be reauired to officially notify the owner of any which may be filed upon his property ately upon the filing* local notes. THE MINISTERS AND THE BALL. Considerable Dterawlon mm to the Ex peaae Md About D?nrln|. on. ha**wok'? tiews ox ru irvn-wm TOB TULU'I VISIT A*D ITS OMBCT?FuaAKU dok't wast a cunn orrm?citmai ?* KI AM A OOMraOMtU CANDIDATE. The (abject of the expense of the inaugura tion bell see mi to have excited the clergymen of the Methodist persuasion to t considerable extent, and the resolutions adopted by the Columbus, Ohio, pastors are being discnssed by Indianapolis clergymen. Every special sent out from that city last night gives the views of one or more pastor*. and all condemn the practice of danciug because it is con demned by the church's book of discipline. The Presbyterian and Baptist clergviuen who have been approached on the subj?>ct are either non-committal or else think that the question of attendance upon ball* is largely a matter of individual discretion. There will be a meeting of ministers in ludianspoiis next week, and an effort will be made t<? indorse the Columbus resolutions, nnd also to induce Gen. Harrison to withhold Lis couutt nauce from the inauguration ball. 01*. hammso*'s roerrio* axd tiews. In regard to thia matter the Philadelphia 7\met' correspondent quotes a gentleman who visited Harrison yesterday afternoon and was in conversation with him for an hour or more, to the effect that the IYcsident-elect referred to the expenditure of *1U0.W? tn conn, turn with the inauguration, and said that he had not been consulted about the mntter further than to signify his desires regarding the position which he would prefer the Indiana represen tees to occupy in the parade, and that he had asked that members of his regiment should be given a front place in the column. He added that he had no idea of the ex pense contemplated until he had seen re ports in the newspapers regarding the prep arations. and that he had not coun-elcd nor advised anything of the kind. Ah far hs he and Mrs. Harrison were concerned. In' added, they had no choice in the matter ami would not have expressed any had the ot<]<ortuiuty b. en presente d. The committee had prooeedt d without consultation with him regarding de tails and he did not feel at liberty to offer any suggestions, especially as all the arrangements were in the hands of gentletm n competent to carry them out without suggestion* from him. He did not refer to the inaugural ball except incidentally, by saying that h< hardly ?aw how he could be expected to change arritngeui<-ut* which were making before he had any control over the White House. SEN ATI IB TKILEB's VTSTT. The visit of Senator Tidier to Gen. Harrison haa caused a rise in Piatt stock, for it is be lieved that ho urged that he be selected for cabinet houors in preference to cx-Kenator Miller. The lieraid man who intervn wad Sen ator Teller says: He any* it is believed that one of the cabinet officers will come from the west, and while he has not heard his name frequently urged thinks Senator Mitchell, of Oregon, would be a representative man. He thinks, however, that the l*re?ident-elect knows all about western men, and knows best who he wanta. "Is it your intention to sav anvtliing to Gen. Harrison about the cabinet/' was asked. "I shall tell him what I think about some men. but it is my intention to merely express my views. I shall not urge the appointment of any man. I shall express my views, but 1 do not exnect him to say anything dt finite in reply, and 1 nave no desire that he should." the bluxi oosrsimr*. "Is it believed by the members of the Senate that Blaine should be taken into the cabinet/" '?There ia a division of opiuion. Mr. Blaine's friends think that he will be the Secretary of State, but there are others who think his ap pointment might not be advisable." Senator Teller was unwilling to talk about the suggestions that he intended to offer Gen. Harrison. It is understood, however, that he has been giving some attention to the situation in New York, and he hiis views regarding the fight between the cabinet aspirants of that state that may be of value to the 1'resident elect. The flun say*: The local Blaine sentiment has stiffened up considerably within a few days in view of the visits here of such ltlaine whoopers as Sawyer and Spooner of Wisconsin, Davis of West Virginia, and others of lesser note, fol lowed by that of Teller to-dav. If the Blaine combine is playing its last cards it is playing strong ones. The preconcerted scheme to manufacture an appearance of public demand for the man from Maine haa reaeln d a strong climax, and it is no wonder that its friends are re gaining the confidence they lost when the deluge of Sherman talk swept over Indianapolis a few weeks ago. The rearising of the Blaine star is due chiefly, however, to Sherman himself. He has been his own worst enemv, if he reallv has cabinet aspirations, for his failure to make any effort for the place, or to permit his friends to make any effort, and the talk about its being a sacrifice for him to leave the Senate have placed Gen. Harrisou. if he decides to select Sherman, in the position of apparently forcing the place upon an unwilling man in order to avoid appointing Blaine. Gen. Har rison realizes the disadvantage at which he would thus be placed before the attack of the Blaine men. which is sure to came if the man from Maine is ignored. EORAIEB WOULD HOT OO INTO THE CABINET. The H'orU correspondent says: Col. William R. Holloway. the Greshani candidate for pub lic printer, who has been to Ohio and visited Gov. Foraker. has come back to Indianapolis, and is laughing as heartily as anybodt- else at the reports scattered broadcast "to the effect that he went as the envoy of Gen. Harrison, bearing messages of cabinet moment. 1 asked him to-day what Gov. Foraker's position w us In the cabinet matter. "You may set it down," he answered, "that Gov Foraker ha* not been offered any cabinet position. and.what is more ?this I do not say by authority at all?I do not believe there is auv cabinet office that would tempt him to nu ac ceptance. He has other plans. He wanta to be United States Senator, and will be." "Did he talk abont the cabinet probabilities?" "HArdlv any. He said by way of introduc tion that he supposed they were still making cabinets up here in Indianajolis. I told linn yea, and he said: 'It is all speculation.' 1 don't believe there is one who knows anvthing about it, I told him. except it is Gen. Harrison, and 1 doubt if he does." MflW AB A COMPROMISE. There ia a rumor that Mr. Bussell Harrison and W. J. Arkell, editor of Judge. have found a plan to heal the dissensions in New York, and that Mr. Harrison will present it to his father when he arrives home to-morrow. This solu tion of a very annoying difficulty is said to be the selection of Hon. Chauncev M. D< pew as Secretary of State, which will give New York a representative in the cabinet, and yet not com C1 Gen. Harrison to choose between ex-Seua r? Miller and Piatt The WorUl savs: The matter was much discussed at the hotels. Of coarse Depew's selection would freeze out Blaine and throw the Trea?urv into the west. Bat that is just what would suit Harrison, it was said. "You may set down lots of things tnore unlikely than that Depew will be Secretary of State," waa a not infrequent verdict Russell Harrison expects to go home to night Before he goes he will have a perfect understanding with all the partv leaders here and he will take home a solution of the cabinet riddle on the lines suggested by Editor Arkell. The latter ia said to have made arrangements to take ia Indianapolis on January 10. wreoonam's candidates. A Milwaukee special to the lieraid gives the following interview with Senator Spooner: When asked what Wisconsin * chances were he replied: "Senator Sawyer and mrself have both talked to General Harrison in favor of Wwoon sin as strongly as was compatible with de corum. An appointment to a cabinet posi tion cannot be urged." "Are you and Senator Sawyer supporting Mr Payne or Governor Bosk for the cabinetp "Well," after a pause, "I will sav this much Pwtm~ter LrJ^ to be tendered to Wisconsin we should reoom theappoiatasent of Henry C. Payne, but if Wiaoonsia were offered the Secretaryship of War we should recommend Governor Buak. 15* wiU be offered I can not say. I do not believe Ga. Harrison haa Kg contemplate ings, however." warns lum'i Ammo*. The story that Walker la willing to sacrifice his ova swhlliiwi to ad vance the interest of his so., is acain reri*~L r? Louianlle: Jud*e Holt, ?f Mt Berlin,. Kj who haa been lufp^d for Attornev-Gt^ami' h. H. Ummr. ul s*n Dioco. CaL who *.nk woffle at thatplaoe;*.*. Do?;or AtUnkT On. a commercial hrrtr.b, JZ., Bent in the cMMin. Hd who ?xT?cto " ^ office, ?d Cot ?. P. Woodruff 0( A Topeka. Km. apectal that Gororoor Oaborne. who haa Uci mentioned w the ck0, * Of leadin* republic ana of the atatefura cabinet office, atetaw jHwitiv, ly that he ia u<>t a .and*, date. and addaP'It ia atated by b viin* r. tub licana h.r. that Kan km will puah th? c\mia\.Z Senator rintnb for S?cratary of the Interior The fact that he baa for rear* been u lutimata friend of tie*. llarriaon will ?*!< lutu % candidate." FINANCIAL AN L> COXMEKC1AU _ Th" ^rw Vork Mock Market. tA" ' ai?4 rkWitw ktiom S5.?TLl"rt M"k Vu-kM.aa ip 1.11 iiy?g*J a Ire to Qocm,u aiiij V, .rii?y, 141CE .irv t ???? Naina. o - I ,, jo*, i,,. <*n. South. .. !?" ft'j? to N t. cm...... ,l> ;?i 5. ft IrTrrrf RSSF!^,??? I; * H '^"al l.'tlJt UU4l o ?.'. ifhlUr 1?. Ora.Tiaiia.... ... 45 MET nte: 'v.'- SSaJ/** *? y?'+: ii ? 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(itTIaoE t ctftiT ot *<aafir2i^ ^hattST M ILLS, of Diatriet of OulmuWa^ HA l lia^ft uaij- - ??-?."* Aarja^; JiXKEY-MADDOI. Dw. 28, 1KNK at Ei>inhanv rburih, ?jr Dr K.|w?rd M Mul^DE C&A8 B JflZ aLVr^'w.'" JOt,M U1NL H "AlWCkSAftti! Aii uuJru paper* pleaar onpj M? Ul IN.NtHH HTOXK. IMKD. BAIT.ET. On fvitnrdky, Ixcauber '*11 of h?*r arc, Kuneral from the remdenee of ber aon. MaievllM MoX:'001 t"trwl "Uu 0,1 Tb'indar. IVrember 27, 1H8H alft " vSiBSC luneral fruiu her late realdenne. No 2M18 PninlM '5. ?Tr5,u*>Jiu,:,'a?'-,I,e,-eu?bar :i?ith. at ZHOu'cloe* attrud ^ "lauve. an reap^ tfully luntad to P11 Beeember 27. 1?HH, JENRIE cai IXIVI, beloved wile .? Wllilau CaUow In the OfwC hill 111 year ol her aire. BO# ruueral from her late rMrtdenee, 1710 IVmm-lranka ^?^H&rssS^S^SSS p H^jj^befts-srar s trwtitLS: ^a native of County Clara, lrelaf.d I**rtc* ' ?* ?i m1SL2^ Uk.r , Uo' l^o,,, Ute reoidenra, Jfe. w 1' ?SHSf "* u?'?aat, on Monday ^TTTT*1 ?11. at S .111 a lu.. Iroui thetire it, m I1. . Wl^re a requiem toa? wUl U ?ld for ibe ClH1IHEY. At '?Sunny 8kl?," the rtsudenre of to dauirliter.^o 1a>u*1ouii 4-ounty, Virvuiia. lta-4-mlnr at 1HMN lira CAIUAIOKE M ^ ?-Ta^ ^n^^^tstr-j^uisKsa heaven, rbaltlmore pa| .era pleaaa co|>y.iwaaad^ta FAI11FAX. Deiarted thta life at 10 40 n'.-lna n K*'* ^ i t ^*L!2i'l"'r a 1HHK. CATBEklKE 1 Alt 1AX. the belownl i,. ther..f U?L. latrtaa ***** _ ?he Ilea aleetqiur. mneral will ut- jila,v at NhUoh Bantlat i-lnrk Moti'lay, l*wml. r Si. at VoYlork j. m rne ?w J wUtovea are Invito*. [Baitltoor? and Rirhilioud ,J? nera plesat o.|y.] pa H AHT. on Un mlar 28,1KHK jt in* r mar ?in-d aeventy-eurbt yeara. ' >er* K-ea at laa Ian tvmdetM*. 11OO o ?t~_, W'^^Monday.aiap.to litSEL KEATING PWneral o' MICHAEL KEATTXrt fr^. hl-Ute t?udenoe. So. 33S M aLrrat iTlSl | V? I .ui. lo-morruw. Wl- ?* PAIXiKTT. <>n Katunlajr mcrnlM. Tw^nh* oa !. r#;^ ,* J1' J** A.. 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