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Vol 74?No. 12,018. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 8. 1889. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED DA1LT, Except Sindajr, AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, Iwthwert Corner PeassyWtnia Ave. and 11th St, by The Evening Star Bewspaper Company, 8. H. KAUFFMANN, iVes'C T*i Trwxrua ?iai la wrTfd to unhapriheni in the city by earners. on their own uronnt, at 10 mil par ??}k, or 44c per month. Copies at the counter, 4 cents ft. By mail -postage prepaid?60 centa a month; one year, CH ai i month*. $3. rEnterert at the Poet Office at Washington. D . CL. as ?scund-clas* mail matter.J Turn Wiiilt Stae?published on Friday?<1 a year, postage prepaid. Six month*, 50 centa. f All mail subscriptions must be paid In advance; Bo paper aent longer than is paid for. Bates of sdrrrUstng niada known on application. SPECIAL NOTICES. ? OFFICE OF THE MUTUAL FTBK IN lvS^ SUBAXCF. CO.. OF D. C. Washiwotos, January 4,1889. Tbe annual meeting of the Mutual Fire It aurance Co. of the District of Columbia will be held oh the THIRD MONDAY of January, 188H, the 21 at instant, at the >ffl<f of the company, corner of Pennsylvania avenue anil inh st. n.w., commencing at9 o'clock a.m. By the charter of the company, the election ot seven manager* to constitute a board to conduct the affaire of the company la required to be held at the above By the sixth article of the By-Laws of the company it ia provided "At the annual meeting of the company the nrst businssa in order shall be the appointment of a chainnan. who shall conduct the meeting and elec tion in accordance with tbe act of incorporation, be tween the h< >urs <>f it o'clock a. m. and ? o'clock p.m." Amount of premium notes held by the company $1,931,080.00 Amount of cash on hand 17,040.03 Amount of .<ecuritie? 176.a54.S0 Amount of real estate 74,000 00 Office furniture and fixtures 500.00 Losers by tire for the year 1888, ad Justed and paid 1,985.30 1 he annual statement will he ready for distribution at the office of the company, by the 14th instant. By . >nier of the Board of Manager*. jar-141 J. W ESLEY B0TELEB, Secretary. MUTUAL CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING ?<51i ASSOCIATION will hold it? annual inettlag for the election of officer* on TUESDAY, JANUARY 8TH. 1SS9. at 7:30 o'clock p. m.. and for the recep tion of due* at the office of the Secretary, 1300 F St. n.w, H. A. HALL, President. T&OS. G. HEXSEY, Secretary. Ja5-3t _.S> HOME BUILDIXG ASSOCIATION. THE fifth annual meeting of the above named as sociation will be held at the hall, s.w. corner of Pa. ave. and l!?th st_ OX TUESDAY EVENING. THE (IIH INST., AT 7 O'CLOCK. The fifth annual re port will be submitted, and officer* for the ensuing or sixth year elected, stockholders arr requested to at tend. Stock in the new or sixth ncriosinav be taken at this meeting. THOMAS DOWLING,}>resd't. Cor. Pa. ave. abd 11th st. n.w. W. H. WF.TZEL, Sec.. 8131 H at. n.w. jaJY.1t DB. 8WAX M BUBXETT HAS BE fff- moved hia office and residence to 1770 Massachusetts are. Ja3-eolm* (C RECEPTIONS ! RECEPTIONS f~ lk?r oiN ! '8 DBESS SUITS for Hire, at HOBX. THE TAIIjOR'S. Jl-lm 013 F st. n.w. ?--V> DR. 8. T. MASON DENTIST, 1201 Pennsylvania ivetw n. w . opposite Palais To>aI7twelve j ear* practice in this city, nan extra ted over 20,110V teeth with nitrous oxide gas; teeth tilled ai.d cocoan e used Artificial and croan teeth inserted. nc?-3n> Ax Exciting Time. SATURDAY, AT 9 O'CLOCK, COMMENCED THE GREAT WINDING-UP SALE OF THE BANKBUPT STOCK OF CLOTHING AT 912 F STREET NORTHWEST. There was such a la rye crowd that the sidewalk was completely blocked. At one time it looked aa if there would be a panic on acconct of the immense crowd. But tbe irood Judgment of the managers averted such a catastrophe. The cause of thi* extraordinary rush ia the fine $20 Chinchilla Overcoats that are being ?old for $4.63, and $18 Overcoats for $3.87. Chil dren's Suits. $1.28 and $1.48. Men's fine Prince Albert Suits, $12.62. formerly $28. aud Men's Suits. 32.85, $3.02, $4.70. Boy's Overcoats and Suits at any price you offer. The balance of the stock at 20 ?exits on the dollar previous to sending it to auction. Bemember, only THBEE DAYS MORE. ?? Children's Knee Pats, 21c., 28c., 33c., 37c. BAKRUPT CLOTHING SALE, 912 F STBEET N.W, SIX DOOBS FROM 9TH ST, no?S-3m We Are Not GOING OUT OF BUSINESS, NOB BE BUILD, NOR MAKE ANY CHANGE IN THE FIRM. BIT FINDING THAT WE HAVE TOO MANY GOODS HAVE DECIDED TO REDUCE OUR LARGE STOCK OF DBY GOODS BY SELLING THEM AT COST, AND IN MANY CASES LESS THAN COST. COME EARLY AND GET THE BEST BAB UA1NS. T. B. TOWNEB k SON. 1316 7TH 8T. X.W.. Ja4-lm DBY GOODS DEAI.ERS. ? Ladies' Furs And Garments Ix SEAL SKIXiAXD FINE PLUSH. Notwithstanding the wreat rnfhfwe have had onr stock is l* ::ig replenished, aud from this date bargains may be obtained at greatly reduced prices in SEAL WRAPS. PLUSH WRAPS, FUB LINED CIRCULARS, MUFFS, BOAS. AND TRIMMINGS. b. H. STINEMETZ k SONS, HATTERS AND FUBBEBS, d26 1237 Penna. ave.. through to 13th at A CJhaxce *or Somebody. 25 PER CENT DISCOUNT ON LADIES' AND MISSES' DRESSES. Any PLUSH JACKET, V18ITE or MODJESKA in our store ata discount of 25 per cett. 9 Any COLORED CLOTH JACKET at a discount of 20 par cent. Any BLACK CLOTH JACKET at a discount of 15 percent. Any COLORED or BLACK CLOTH MODJESKA at a discount of 25 per cent. Misses' NEWMARKETS and JACKETS and Chil dren's COATS and DRESSES at 10 per cent dlacount. 20 per cent on all PLUSH BACQUES, NEW MARKETS and BAG LANS. Thoae coming first will receive the beat bargains. LAXSEUKGH k BROl, Ja3 420, 422, 424 and 426 7th St. n.w. J* ^V. Botelfr & Son ARE OFFF.BIXG GREAT IXDUCEMENTS TO PUBCHASEBS OF DIXNEB AND TEA SETS. GAME AND FISH SETS. RICH. HEAVT. AND EMGBAVED GLASS TABLE CUTLERY AND PLATED WARE, PIANO AND BANQUET LAMPS. tr BR1C-A-BRAC AT REDUCED PRICES. ?. W. BOTELEB * SON. >-> 923 Pa. are. Reductioii in Fubs AXD WRAPH. 1 he Lalance of oar stock of PLl'SH SACOUEK, VI8 ITE.H, UUTEBS. AND JACKETS AT (W. We l.?v ?n asMortnteot of rnedi urn and large aiara on hand. Thoae desiring Excellent Goods at Bargains < get them MUFFS AND BOAS in all popalar fun. i ur Trimming, Coachmen's Cams. Cilores, Muffiers, and Carnage Bohea. heal Skin hanioes and Jsckets at rgen > and il27 ^ ^ as wl. nine radta Uons. WLLLETT * Bl OFF. Hatters TturUer^, HOo Pann. ave. Any CHILD'S SUIT OB OVERCOAT IN OUB 81 - - - -s? store we aril you at .V) cents on the dolla LOXD0* AK1> LIVERPOOL CLOTHING^ n the dollar. SSb SPECIAL NOTICES. S3f? , PAPERHANGEBS Ton are notified to attend the meeting L. - TiirtfMiuv 11 vr l w 1ft ?* 7 n i 3o7"35s? THURSDAY, JANUARY 10. ?t 7 p.m. sharp. (JaS-2t*) GEO. E. CORNELL, M.V. ?^25* *otic*.-ta*IK>ii * Vinson hate removed their Undertaking Establishment t<> 4-tMaaaachuaetta sve. n.w., next door to the old stand. Yon re, TANNON 1 VINSON. JaK?t Undertaker*. A LITTLE NOTE TO MSN. L< ok to your TrousersI Shoe Id yon happen to need a new pair here is yonr chance. I have Just received two excellent lines of Trouseriugs, bought uu(!?r price ope line of Fine Striped Worsted* at 97, which usually sell at 91<>. and a bne of Imiorted Trouserings at CIO, which usually sell at 912 and 91&. < I believe It will be to your Interest to see these. G. WARF1ELD SIMPSON. Expert in Trousers, _JS-.1t Cor. 9th and G sta. n.w._ 1 NOTICE. - ALL PERSONS HATING IvS work with the late F. J. Ludeke, at 3249 M at., Georgetown, D. C., are hereby notified to call for it on or before the 1st day of February, 1889, aa they will be sold after that date to defray expenses. M. ELIZABETH LUDEKE. Ja8-law3t Administratrix. ^-?-^T HE ~WA SHI N GTUN HUH A N E SOCIETY ?v^3- will hold its annual meetlntr THIS (Tues day) EVENING.8o'clock,at Booms BIO F st. ilw. It WOMEN'S EDUCATION A L AND IN Pv^STdUSTRIAL UNION.?Clauses now forming I in Stenography, Dressmaking, English branches. Ger man Hygiene and Dress Reform, Elocution ana Del sarte Aesthetic Drill, under competent teachers. Initial term st vary moderate rates. For further par ! tit ulars call at 616 llthst.n.w. Ja5-3t ^ THE MEMBERS OF DECATUR LODGE. No. 9. K. of P. are reijuest?"d_to attend the reiruTir meetintrof tlie io<lge i'rflS DATE to make ar rangements for the funeral of Bro. Fred'k Coat. It* HUGH G. DIVINE. K. B. and 8. ' MEMBERS OF LOGAN TRIBE, NO. 8, Imp'dO. of B M? you are requested to at teud a Special Council of tbe'lribesnd to attend the fui:?T<il of our late brother. Frederick ('oat, on WED NESDAY NEXT, at 2 o'clock sharp. Sister tribes are Invited to attend. PHILIP Z1KB. S. It* N. T PEAKSON, C. of B. REVIVAL SEBVICES CONTINUED.? I Western Presbyterian church, H St., l*t. li?th and 20th sts.?To-hight at 7:30 Rev. Dr. Ham lin. T -morrow,Wednesday. Rev. Dr. Childs Thurs day. the jsistor. Bev. T. S. Wynkoop. Young men specially invited. It PENNSYLVANIA CBU9HED COKE. 25 bushels, 92.50. Orders promptly filled. A. B. WILLIAMS k CO., It 615 7th st n.w. SCOTTISH BITE MASONRY?W ASH ING BCS TOS CONSISTORY", No. 7, 8. P. B. S. Ststed Rendezvous will be held TUESDAY, Stli iust? at 7 .30. West End Masonic Hall. Business of import ance to every member. By order of C. in C. Ja7-2t* JOSEPH JOUY, Urand Secretary. NEW YORK REPUBLICANS ABE IX (5 , vited to attend meeting at l'-'O.") F st n. w? TUESDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock. JaT-'-'t NOTICE?I HEREBY' NOTIFY AND warn the public and merchants in particular, that Henceforth 1 cease to l>e responsible for Mrs. W. J. Be all's acta or any debts she may Incur. Ja7-3t* W. J. BEALL, 929 E st n.' BRICKLAYERS. ATTENTION! All l>ricklayers wishing to procure their January card will apply at the hall. < th and L sts. n.w., Wednesday and Thursday from 4 until 8 o'clock p. m. Ja7-3t* MICHAEL J. CONNOB, Fin. Sec. athe annual meeting of the stockholders of tho National Fair Aaaocia tion, of the District ot Columbia, for the election of a Beard of Directors and a Treasurer to serve during the ensuing year of 1889, and also for the transaction of such other business as may be properly brought before it, will be held MONDAY', January 14, at 12 M.. Boom 1. Vernon Row, cor. Pa. ave. and 10th St. n.w. By order of the Board of Directors. JOS. C. McKIBBIN, President. GEO. R REPETTI, Secretary. Ja5-7t THE WEEK OF PRAYER WILL BEOB served by Union Meettogs,uuder the auspices of the Evangelical Alliance, in tlie Calvary' Baptist Church, cor. of Sth and H sta. n.w., during the coming week. The leaders and subjects lor the various meet ings are as follows: Wednesday. January 9, 12m.?Families and Schools. Lfd by Bev. Geo. H. Corey, D. D. Thursday. -January 10.12 m.?The Church of Chriat. Led by Rev. B. N. Seymour. F%ua\. January 11,12 m. -Missions,Home and For eiinr Ud by Bev. W. E. Parson. Saturday, January 12, 12 ni.?Nations and Social Befortns, Led by Bev. C. A. Stakley. There will also be a l*u;on Meeting of the women of the churches at the same place at 11 o'clock of each day. A. W. PITZER, Secretary. Washington, D C., Jan nary, 1889. Ja ">-Gt LADIES AND GEN TLEMEN WISHING POS^to learn the "German" should Join my class on ornefore Friday, 11th instant. Quarter begins on entry of pupil All the Fashion able Dances correctly taught by my OBIG1NAL METHOD. MRS. FLORA C. DENN1SON. Ja.V3t* Academy and residence,929 M st. ^?^>.rOK BKiuui, Ulan rim jjumtur, CLEAN FUEL buy WashingUin Oas Light Company's Coke. JOHNSON BBOTHEBS, Ja.V3m Exclusive Agents. WASHINGTON MABKET COMPANY. DIM OEM) NOTICE. A dividend (No. 24) of :u> cenu a share declared to stockholders of record December 31. 1888, will be paid at the oBice of this comjwuy In Center Market on and after Monday. January <, 1889. SAML. W. CUBRIDEN, Tress. WashimrUin. D. C., Jan. 3,1889. Ja4-5t_ 'i, HOME BUILDlMi ASS<ICIATION. office of the Treasurer. 1907 Peun. ave. Si ttli issue of st'sk commences with January, 1889. The first monthly meeting for receiving dues on stock of th" new or sixth series will r>e bald at tbe hall, s. v.'. cor. of Penn. ave. and 19th st. n. w? on Tuesday evening, the Sth inst., at 7 o'clock. Subscriptions received at the office of the Treasurer daily, between Hi. m. and.>p. m. The past live years of the Asw viation have been quite su cessfid ones, the result of careful aud economical management by officers of long experience. Present assets $113.284.til; liabilities,Including 5 per cent per annum interest doe to stockholders, 9100,108.08; surplus, <4.1 .*>.'>,93. snares <200 each. PajTnents on stock, 91 per share per mouth. Interest allowed at 5 per cent on stock withdrawn or canceled In settlements. Last year's business shows the sverage amount loaned on each share to have been 9161 or 91.010 on 10 shares, the mouthly payments therefore being 910 on stock and 910 as intereat. Savinga may be safely investi-d and loans obtained at the least possible expense, without commissions as paid to agenta, and the debt settled in whole or in part at any tune. Copies of the constitution may be obtained from either of the undersigned, or the other officers of the Association. THOMAS DOWLING, Preaident; ANSON 8. TAYLOB,Vice-President; EDWARD 8. WE8COTT. Treasurer; Ja3,.r>,7*8_W. H. WETZEL, Sec'y, 2131 H st. n.w._ POLAND WATER ? POLAND WATER ! I have received to-day Twenty Barrels of that cele brated Water, direct from the spriug. JOHN KEYWOBTH, Sole Agent, 9th and D sts. n.w. Tel. 122-2. Ja,*i-3t J BUY YOUR COAL, COKE AND WOOD from JOHNSON BROTHERS, the leading firm in the District. _ Ja5-3m OFFICE BIGGS FIRE INHUBASCECOM 0^5 p*ny, Washington, D. C.. January 1,1S89. A ilivideud of three (3 > per cent has been declared, payabie at the ofttee of the company, 1331 F street n w, ou and alter January 10,1889, to the stockholders of record, at the close of business on January *>th inst. The transfer books will be closed from January 6 to Jauiiai-y 10, 1SS9?both days inclusive?by order of ' the bosrd of trustees. ! Jal-2w FRANCIS B. MOHUN, Secretary. ?isTHE MUTUAL CO-OPEBATIVE BUILD BOS, INti AKStS'IATlON lias removed to the BUBCllE Building, 1300 F st. n. w. Office hours, 9 I a.m. to.*> p.m. H. A HALL, President. I dl4-lm _ 1HOS G. HtKaEY. Sec'y. IN U'MTION TO THE DRESSMAKING Sv^TAKD M1LLINEBY DEPAKTMF.NTS tbe bisters cf St. Ron* Industrisl School have recently added a dejwrtment of Cooke^". at the head ol which ia a most exi?rietM ed and efficient French cook, so that they are now ready to rei-eive orders for Lunches and Single Dishes, such as Chicken, Puddings, Cro quette. Bcl>as, Cakes, Ac. Full particulars may be learued by making inquiry at the acbool. No. 2023 O Street Northwest. d!2-lm CERTIFICATKS OF STOCK. CHEOUE8, ami other securities. Commerilsl lltho- i grspliy and designing. A G. GEDNET, ial 1 nth and D streets (Post Building). . C Thos G HENSEY. REAL ESTATE AND InMirsnce Bn-ker. has removed his offices to the ?'Burclie Building. 1300 F st. ilw., where he will continue his bustnexs ss s Real Estate Manager and Conveyancer, and Insurance Agent. Houses sold and rented, estates managed, rents collected and loans negotiated. Insurance placed in tbe best companies 1.,-al or foreign, at the lowest rste. Telephone call 11 ti.~>?2. d 14-1 m i^^=j?THK 1M>! STKIAL SAVINGS AKDLOAN , ?*, Asws iation has removed to the BI'RCHE nr^tmir. 1300 F st. n.w. THOB. O. HENSEY. 1 d! 4-lin Secretsry. r~ ?. SPECIAL NOT1CK.-I WISH TO INFORM .I*, the public thst 1 have no partners or agenta, and that I am not responsible for sny engagements not msde directly through me. F. EIBNEB, Leader Eil> per's tirehestra. dll-lm* GBOGAN*8 INSTALMENT HOUSX. 739 AND 741 7TH BT. H.W. Cheapest house in the city to buy your Furniture, Can eta. Oil Clotha, Mattings. Baby C&rrlagea. Refrig erators, Stoves, Ac Everything in the Ho use furnish ing line sold ou credit aa cheap as they can be bought elsew lure for cash. WE MAKE AND LAY ALL CARPETS FBXX OF my21 COST. EQUITABLE CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING ASSOCIATION, "EQUITABLE BUILDING." 1003 T ST. ASSETS. 907L&3S.M. FnNrrlrttooa for share* to the 10th tam received daily at tbe office of the Association. Equitable Build tog. 1003 F st. Shares are 92 .V) per month. 91,000 advanced on each ahara. Famphlets explaining the objecta and aliailm of tbe Association are furnished upon aiHiltrntfcm. Office hours, from 9a.m. to 4:30 pun. On the first Wednesday in each month tbe office will be open from t to 8 o'clock pa Advancaa will be made promptly at 7 o'clock. THOMAS SOMERVILUC, Praat JSO. JOT EDS0N, Sao*y, *22 Washington News and Gossip. Mm m AdvertiaeMeata. AMTOEMENT8 .Pi*e 8 ATTORNEYS P?*e 3 AUCTION SALES Pigs 7 BOARDING Page 2 BOOKS AND STATIONERY .. IUte 7 BUSINESS CHANCES, Il#re 2 CITY ITEMS life 8 COUNTRY REAL ESTATE Pure 2 DEATHS Fife 5 DENTISTRY Pa?re 3 EDUCATIONAL. lire 6 FAMILY 8l'PPLIE8 Pure 8 FINANCIAL litre 2 FOR REST (Halls) Ilpe 2 FOR RENT (Rooms) I We 2 FOR RENT (Hooks) Iige 3 FOR RENT (Orncss) Ilye 2 FOR RENT (Stores) Paire 2 FOR RENT (Stables; Pairo 2 FOR SALE (Houses) Htm 3 FOR SALE (Lots) Pa*e 2 FOR SALE (Miscellaneous) Patre 2 GENTLEMEN'S GOODS Hire (J HOUSEFURNISHINGS Psjre ? LADIES' GOODS Pstre 8 LOCAL MENTION .Psffe 8 LOST AND FOUND Pwrc 2 MARRIAGES Ps?re 5 MONEY TO LOAN Patre 3 MEDICAL Hire 7 MISCELLANEOUS Pa*e 5 NEW PUBLICATIONS Pa*rr 8 NOTARIES PUBLIC Pa*e 6 OCEAN STEAMERS Voire 0 POTOMAC RIVEU BOATS Pajre 6 PIAN08 AND ORGANS Patre 6 PERSONAL Ps*e 2 PRINTERS Patee 2 PROFESSIONAL. I'aice 7 PROPOSAL I'afte 7 RAILROADS .Pa#re (J SPECIAL NOTICES Pajre 7 SPECIALTIES Piwre 3 WANTED (Help) Pa?re 2 WANTED (Situations) Pa?fe 2 WANTED (Rooms).. .............Page 2 WANTED (Miscellaneous).... Pa?e 2 WANTED (Houses) Patre 2 WANTED (Lots) Page 2 WINTER RESORTS Paffe 8 WOOD AND COAL Page 7 Mail Waoos Service.?The following bids were received at the Post-Office department yesterday for carrying the mails for the post office in this city to and from the railroad sta tions. steamboat wharves and substations for the next four years, beginning July 1. 1889, next: R. Y. Woodlief, $11,978: Geo. W. Knox, ?12.987.65; H. C. Slaving, 913.682: Union trans fer company, if 14.956.56, and E. J. Travis, *16.900. Pension Frauds.?The commissioner of pen sions has been advised that Phebe A. Hayes, of Ada. Kent conntv, Michigan, was arrested on the 2d instant upon the charge of presenting a fraudulent claim for pension. After a prelimi nary hearing before a United States commis sioner she was admitted to bail in the sum of 8800 to appear before the United States court at Grand Rapids. Mich., at the March term thereof. He has also been advised that Frank West, of Greensburg, Pa., has been convicted of forgery in connection with the pension chef k of Wilson J. Tapper. Ho was sentenced to the western penitentiary for three years and six months. There were no bond offerings to-day. Among the President's Callers to-day were Senators Blackburn, Plumb and Barbour. Rear Admiral Worden. Gov. West, of Utah: Repre sentatives Wilson, of Minnesota; Crain. Felix Campbell, McMillan and Caine. Laborers on the Pan ax a Canal Discharged. ?The Navy department has been informed by cable that 4.000 laborers employed on the Cole bra cut of the Panama canal have been dis charged. The dispatch was referred to the State department. The Military Court of Inquiry on the Tun nel.?Although it was decided, when the mili tary tunnel court of inquiry adjourned, in December, to re-convene to-day, it has been thought best to postpone the reassembling until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Gen. Rugcr arrived last night from St. Paul. To morrow morning Mr. Sparrow, the expert sounder, will be examined. The Battle-ship Texas.?The Secretary of the Navy lias received, through the bureau of construction and repairs, a report from Assistant Constructor Bowles, in charge of the building of the battle-ship Texas, at Norfolk, giving the results of his calculations of total weight, position of the center of grav ity and the trim of the ship. The general re sult is a satisfactory verification of the design er's calculations, and on the strength of this report Secretary Whitney has ordered the work on the ship to be resumed. Capt. Frank E. Nte. commissary of subsists ence, has been ordered to temporary duty at Fort Monroe. Bids were Opened at the Navy department yesterday for furnishing materials required for use in the construction of the U. S. monitor Terror. There were forty-six items and twenty two bidders. The lowest bidders on the principal articles were as follows: Jos. W. Duryee. of New York, for yellow pine logs. $13,039; Watson and Pitlinger, of Brooklyn, for white pine planks. $4,774; Lin den Steel Co., of Pittsburg, for steel plates for the hull. $4,001, and for steel plates for the tur ret, ?6,814, and the Standard Steel Casting Co., of Thurlow, Pa., for steel castings, $8,826. Statistical Experts Appointed.?J. J. Lane, of Austin, Tex.; Robert W. Furnas, of Browns ville. Nebraska; P. F. McClure. of Bismarck, Dak.; R. P. Stout, of Helena. Mont.; Frank Hall, of Denver, Colo., and T. B. Mills, of Las Vegas. N. M.. have been, (in addition to those heretofore announced for Missouri and Kansas), appointed experts by the Treasury department to furnish the bureau of statistics information in regard to the interests of the states and ter ritories mentioned. Appointments for Wyo ming, Arkansas and the Indian territory will be made at an early day, which will complete the list American War Ships in Hattiah Waters.? The Navy department has received a cable gram from Rear Admiral Luce, at Kingston, Jamaica, stating that due regard to health requires the presence of two more American war ships in those waters daring the Haytian revolution. The Ossipee sailed for there yesterday morn ing from Norfolk, as stated in The Star. The Atlanta will probably be sent as soon as she is ready for sea. Personal.?Claus Spreckels, the ''Sugar King," will arrive in the city to-night from Philadelphia, and will stop at Welcker's. J. K. McCracken of Louisville, J. D. Bernce of Pittsburg. Jno. M. Thurston of Omaha, L. L. Bradbury of Los Angeles, N. Enry Wiminghoff of San Migueldel Mizquital. Mexico, and S. B. Hard and J. L. Kirkland of New York, are at the Arlington. E. V. Clark, Hon. Dormau B. Eaton, Jno. L. Cadwalader and H. R. Kent of New York, are at Wormley's. J. J. Stonon of Boston, and S. Raven, E. A. Schnltz and L D. Barrett of New York, are at Welcker's. -8. B. Hedges of Pontiac, 111., Chas. N. Judson of Brooklyn, P. M. Herzog of Minneapolis. Alfred Adams of Cleveland, A. C. Raymond of Detroit, R. N. Baskin of Salt Lake City, J. M. Bern is of Boston, and S. M. Millikin, A. J. Wright and A Barnes of New York, are at Willard's. W. Power of Toronto, P. H. Lannan of Salt Lake, J. F. Williamson of Minneapolis, Edw. Sidel of Birmingham, Ala., Edw. A. Greebe of Phila delphia, R. H Roberts and Hon. Wm. W. Grant of Boston, and C. Taintor of New York, are at the Rigg*- Mr. E. M. Hood, of the Associ ated Press, has returned to duty after a hard struggle with a bad attack of pneumonia. Mr. Joseph Levy, one of the best-known the atrical men in the country, who is now con nected with the Booth-Barrett enterprise, was in Washington to-day. D. p. Kloss and D. B. Doty, bankers, of Mifflin town, Pa., are visiting E. 8. Parker, the cashier of the Columbia national bank. * At Chicago the signal service announces the rapid approach of a cold ware from the far northwest The Ohio Wool Growers' association has ap pointed seven delegates to attend the national meeting at Washington this week, and adopted a series of resolutions protesting against the schedule of duties prepared on the pending Senate amendment to the tariff bilL at THE CAPITOL TO-DAY. HOUSE DEADLOCK BROKEN The Resolution to Change the Rules Recommitted. THE TARIFF BILL IN THE SENATE. The Senate. On motion of Mr. Sherman, it was ordered that Mr. Gray's amendment to the Panama resolution and the action of the Senate thereon at y<?terday's session be printed in the Record. SPECIAL DELIVERY LETTERS. Mr. Sawyer, from the post-office committee, reported back house bill providing that the omis sion to pay the lawful postage on a "special de livery" letter shall not prevent or delay its transmission and delivery, but that the lawful postuge shall be collected on its delivery. Passed. ELECTIONS OP CONGRESSMEN. Mr. Sherman introduced a bill to make and alter regulations us to the time, place, and manner of holding elections for Repesentatives in Congress, which was referred to the com mittee on privileges and elections. He said that the bill had been prepared by a gentleman who was familiar with the subject, but did not care to have his name published. The bill was unpartisan in its character and was calculated to ensure absolutely fair elections in every part of the United States. It was confined to elections of members of Congress. Many of its provisions were rather novel to him. because they were modeled on laws in southern states, with which he was not familiar. Many of them were drawn from laws in northern states. Mr. Hoar offered a resolution (which was agreed to) calling on the Secretary of the Treasury for the report of Special Treasury Officer Byrne, made in November, 1887, in re gard to the evasion of sugar duties in New York. TITE TARIFF BILL. The Senate then, at half past 12. resumed consideration of the tariff bill at paragraph 337. relating to collars and cuffs for men's wear, and fixing the duty on those composed entirely of cotton at 15 cents per dozen pieces and 35'per cent ad valorem, and on those com posed entirely or partly of linen at 30 cents per dozen pieces and 35 per cent ad valorem. Mr. Vance moved to strike out those rates, and to insert 40 per cent ad valorem. The proposed rates, fie said, would be equivalent to u tax of 160 per cent ad valorem. The amendment was rejected by the usual party vote?yeas 19. nay 24. No amendment was offered to paragraph 338. taxing hemp or Jute carpeting 6 cents per square yard. THE COTTON BAOOINO CLAUSE. Mr. Jones (Ark.) moved to amend paragraph 339. which taxes bagging for cotton, gunny cloth, Ac., for covering cotton, composed wholly or partly of hemp, jute or jute butts (valued at not more thun three cents per pound) three-fourths of a cent per pound by putting it on the free list. Mr. Berry argued in support of the amend ment, asserting that the tux must come out of the pockets of southern planters and laborers, and would amount to 10>s cents a bale on six million bales, or. in the aggregate 4050.000 on the year's cotton crop, while the tax on cotton ties "would amount to if1.350,000 more. Why, he asked, should this *2.000,000 be taken from the pockets of southern planters and laborers and nanded over to manufacturers? Mr. Jones (Ark.) made u statement as to the combination entered into last year by THE COTTON BAOOINO TBC8T, and said that if the trust had been enabled to increase the price of the existing duty (equal to about 3 cents a yard) it would have extorted *1.500.000 from the cotton growers, while the whole amount paid for labor in the business of making the bagging was less than half a million a year. He read testimony of bagging manufacturers before the finance committee admitting that they had a ??comer" and stating that no power on earth could prevent it, the only danger to the combination being death or that they should turn thieves on each other. He argued that the rate of % of a cent per pound on jute bagging, as provided in the House bill, was ample protection, and more than covered the difference between the cost of labor in the United States and India; but he thought that jute bagging should bo put on the free list. MB. OEOBOE'g VIEWS. Mr. George said he represented the second largest cotton-growing state in the south, and that if he could have the attention of the re publican Senators he thought he could con vince them that the proposed tax on cotton bagging was a very great injustice to the laborer of the "south and ought not to be perpetrated. But he had noticed, during the very able presentation pf the question by the Arkansas Senators, that Senators on'the other side were reading or writing, or engaged in conversation, and he did not expect a better fate than bad been accorded to the Senator from Arkansas. He would concede that there were as many as 5.000 laborers engaged in the production of bagging, and he would also concede (though he did not believe it) that these laborers wire benefited by the tax. He believed that the manufacturers of the bagging were THE ONLY PERSONS BENEFITED BY THE TAX. But, on the other hand, how many laborers, he asked, contributed to the tax. Taking the total production as seven million bales a year, and assuming (as was the fact) that three bales required the work of one la borer, there was two and one-third million laborers engaged in the raising of cot ton. Largely more than half of the seven mill ions was raised (and owned by men who worked with their own hands in its production) and paid the tax direct In other words, this tax on cotton bagging was being unposed directly (not indirectly), immediately (not mediately or through circumvention), on the 1,250,000 men, women, and children who furnished the manual labor to make the cotton. THE POOB, 8TBCOGLINO. LABORING PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH to the number of more than one-and-a-quarter million were being robbed?for wh#t? To give 5.000 men higher wages than the average wages of those who paid the tax. Nominations To-Day. The President to-day sent the following nom inations to the Senate: Chas. Baker, of Maine, to be collector of cus toms for the district of Belfast, Me. Geo. Brin ton Wilson, of Maine, to be an assistant sur geon in the nary. Lieut. Col. Wo. A. Rucker, deputy paymas ter general, to be colond and assistant pay master general. Major Chas. M. Terrell, pay master, to be lieutenant oolonel and deputy 5avma*ter general. First Lieut. Frank M. .obinson. second cavalry, to be captain. Sec ond Lieut. Alvarado M. Fuller, second cavalry, to be first lieutenant. Cupt. Michael Cooney, ninth cavalry, to be major fourth cavalry. First Lieut. Jos. Gerrard. ninth cavalry, to be captain; Capt. Daniel W. Benhara. seventh in fantry, to be major: First Lieut. Daniel Robin son, seventh infantry, to be captain; Second Lieut. Lewis D. Greene, seventh infantry, to be first lieutenant; Major Alfred T. Smith, seventh infentry, to be lieutenant-colonel, eighth infantry; Capt. Edgar P. Kellogg, eigh teenth infantry, to be major eighth infantry; Lieut. CoL Montgomery Bryant, eighth in fantry, to be colonel thirteenth infantry; First Lieut Robert F. Bates, eighteenth infantry, to be captain; Second Lieut Chas. B. Harden, eighteenth infantry, to be first lieutenant House of Repreeentati vee. As the clerk finished the reading of the jour nal, Mr. Reed (Me.) advanced to his favorite position in the aisle directly in front of the Speaker, and fired the first gun of the fifth day's contest over the propoeed change of rules, by calling mp the resolution reported by him from the committee on rules. This time the shot took effect end the pre vious question was ordered on the reeohmoa by a vote of yem 117, aayaSO. Then Mr. Hoi man. of Indiana, acting in pursuance of the caucus action last night, moved to recommit the resolution, and, npon that motion, de manded the previous question. MR. paybox's motiox. Mr. Payson (111.) desired to move to recom mit the resolution, with instructions to the committee on rulfts how to act in the premises, but the Speaker ruled that one motion to re commit having been made and the previous question demanded, another motion to recom mit, even though coupled with instructions, wan not in order unless the demand for the previous question was YOted down. The following is the motion which Mr. Pay son proposed to submit: That the resolution be recommitted to the committee on rules, with instructions to that committee to report the same back to-morrow or the next legislative day with this amend ment, and immediately after the reading of the journal on said days (suspension Mondays) the House shall proceed as in committee of the whole to the consideration of the bill. Senate bill 181. entitled "An act granting pen sions to ex-soldiers and sailors who are inca- ] pacitated for the performance of manual labor, an?l providing for pensions to dependent rela- j tives of deceased soldiers and sailors," until its consideration is concluded.] "xo QCOBCM." On a division on the question of ordering the previous question the vote stood: ayes: 132; j noes, 3; and Mr. Cheadle. of Indiana, raised the point of no quorum. The veas and nays were ordered and the previous question was ordered: Yeas, 218; j nays. 4. IXTEKMT IX A CLOSE VOTE. As the roll-call on Mr. Holman's motion pro gressed. and the vote premised to be a close one, much interest was manifested bymembers, who crowded in the space in front of the Speaker's desk and eagerly listened to the re sponses with intense interest. Mr. Reed circu lated around the republican side of the House, endeavoring to persuade his colleagues who had voted with the democrats to change their votes, while Mr. Springer (Ills.) did missionary work among his political friends to induce them to vote in the negative. The friends of the Holman motion were not idle, and the democrats who have previously voted for the resolution were vigorously argued with. The efforts on each side were partially suc cessful. Mr. Nelson (Minn.). Mr. Perkins l Kan.), and Mr. Thomas (Wis.), yielding to the solicita tions of Mr. I teed, backed by the argument of the necessity of the republicans solidifying against the edict of a democratic caucus, and changing their votes from the affirmative to the nega tive. On the other side Mr. Landes (111.). Mr. Lawler (111.), and Mr. Taulbee (Ky.), who had voted in the negative, changed their votes to the affirmative, under the pressure brought to bear upon them. THE DEAD-LOCE BROKEN. The vote resulted?yeas, 120; nays, 117?and the resolution was recommitted. The following republicans voted in the af firmative: Messrs. Anderson, of Iowa; Ander son. of Kansas; Cheadle. Finley. Fuller. Gest. Lelilback. and Turner, of Kansas, and the fol lowing democrats in the negative: Messrs. French. Haves, Hopkins, of Virginia. Outli waite. Springer. Tarsney, Townshend. and Mr. Weaver. PBIXTIXQ OF OOVEBNMENT PUBLICATIOX8. The floor was then accorded to the commit tee on printing, and its chairman. Mr. Rich ardson, of Tennessee, called up a bill provid ing for the printing of government publica tions on private orders. Mr. Farquhar (N. Y.) opposed the bill on the ground that it was an abuse for the govern ment to enter into competition with private printing establishments. The bill was with drawn. Measures were passed for printing 38.000 copies of the report of the commissioner of education for 1887-'88. for printing the annual volumes of the astronomical observations of the Naval observatory, to print additional copies of the United States map of the edition of 1887. and for the printing of 10,000 copies of the third annual report of the commissioner of labor, giving statistics relative to strikes and lockouts. CAPITOL TOPICS. THE PBOPOHED CENSUS OF VETERANS. Gen. Warner, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, and others have applied to Senator Hale, as chairman of the committee on census, for a hearing on the question of statistics relating to the surviving veterans of the rebellion being embodied in the next census, and the committee will be in session at 11 o'clock on Friday for that pur pose. The sentiment in support of this census is quite extensive and growing rapidly, and it is understood the committee are favorably in clined to the proposition. THE DIRECT-TAX BILL. This morning the conferees on the direct-tax bill held a meeting, and heard arguments from Senator Butler and Representative Elliott in behalf of the amendment put on the bill by the House, proposing to pay iySOO.OOO to reim burse residents of Beaufort, S. C., for property sold for taxes during the reconstruction period, under conditions which the claimants suv were charged with fraud. The objection to the amendment is that the subject-matter does not belong to the direct-tax bill, but should be in corporated into a separate bill. The Library Building. A RESOLUTION TO BE INTRODUCED BY MR. VOOR HEE8. Senator Voorhees will introduce a resolution in the Senate to extend the limit of the cost of the national library building so as to admit of the adoption of the six million dollar plan. He expects to be able to pass it through the Senate verv promptly. When it comes to the House Judge Pfcyson, who was chiefly instrumental in causing new plans to be ordered will sup port the resolution, as he favors the ?6.000.000 plan. It is not expected that there will be any trouble if this plan is carried out. Fraudulent Bonds. COXTBOLLEB DURHAM DECIDES THAT THEY CAX XOT BE EXCHAXOED. Recently two $500 District of Columbia 3.65 per cent coupon bonds were sent over to the Treasury from Riggs 4 Co.'s bank for exchange for registered bonds of the same amount. Upon examination it was found that the bonds bearing the numbers on these had been re deemed in April, and that the numbers on the bonds had been changed. No. 10,041 had orig- j inally been 11.154, and No. 11.154 had been 11,134. The records of the office showed that these two numbers had been reported some years ago as having been stolen from Mr. Prud'homme. ? CAX'T BE EXCHAXOEb. Controller Durham has addressed a letter to Treasurer Hyatt relative to the matter. The question presented by the treasurer was whether j he could legally issue the registered bonds in I exchange as requested. In reply to this Judge Durham answers in the negative, on the ground that the numbers of the bonds having been changed from other numbers, the bonds are not genuine. When asked as to the disposition of the bonds, the controller said that they should | properly be returned to Judge Mac Arthur, who is the executor of the Fuller estate, to which they belonged, to be nsed in the settle ment of the estate. The administrator might then, he said, go before the courts or Congress for relief. A special from Pierce City, Mo., where Fathers Hynes and Healy, rival Catholic priests, are at war, states that Hynes is pre paring a document to be sent to Rome that will contain startling charges against Bishop Hogan, of that diocese, who supports Healy. Judge C. H. Gildersleeve. of Santa Fe, is on his way here to throw the weight of his in fluence in favor of the admission of New Mexico as a state. The Lincoln, Neb., branch of the Irish at-1 tional league, headed by Michael Cochrane, has determined to break off aad form a ne organization to be after ParnelL At Terre Haute, Ind., while Francis Murphy, th?-temperanee evangelist, was endeavoring to make oonverts in the "Turf* saloon yesterday, a shooting affair occurred between two inmates, one being fatally wounded. Murphy ?ed when Telegrams to The Star. THE UNDOING OF SACKVILLE. How His Letter Came to be Published. PABTDJG HONORS TO MB. PHELPS. NEW YORK CARPET MAKERS STRIKE. Another Victim of Wheat Speculation. FARKWELLS TO MlN'fSTER PHELPS To be the Guest of the Fishmonger* on the 10th. Special Cable Dispatch to The Ktuijo St?r. London, Jan. 8.?Besides the forthcoming lord mayor's banquet. Milliliter Phelps will be entertained previous to his departure for America at a number of gatherings. One of the most important is the banquet to be given him January 16 by the Fishmongers' company. This company is one of the few old city guilds which really exercise trade functions, one of their duties being the destruction of all fish brought to London that are unfit for food. It is remarkable also among the city coin fi.inies for its attachment to civil and religious iberty. At the present moment the two chief officials, the prime warden and renter warden. Sir James Lawrence and John War ren. are both Unitarians, the non-conformists forming a majority of the members. On the occasion of Guribaldi's visit to London he was entertained by the Fishmongers, and a bust of Garibaldi adorns the vestibule of the com pany's hall in London Bridge. MINOR LONDON TOPICS. Prof. Huxley Laments Our Ignoranee on the Subject of Sea Fisheries. Special Cable Dispatch to The Kvekiko St?k London. Jan. 8.? Prof. Huxley, as inspector of fisheries, puts forth an appeal in favor of closing certain areas against trawling for a few years in order to obtain definite evidence of the effects of trawling. He laments the ignorance on the subject of sea fisheries, even among the officials of some of the fish culture establishments, but rejoices that in a few years, thanks to the labors of the Marine Bio logical association and the United States fish commission, something like a solid foundation for future legislative action or inaction will be laid. The demand for Macaulay's works is so large that Longmans have at last published a popu lar edition at a price little more than the cost of the paper ana binding. Writing recently to a fri.md who wrote an essay in defense of Ma caulay. Trevelvan said: "It is extraordinary how the world by the increasing demand for Mucaulav's writings shows its agreement with you and liow few critics write in that opinion." Trevelvan proceeds to say he has just come away from a rather rowdy debate in the house of commons and. as sometimes happened, bad a great rush of regret at having abandoned literature for politics. Burglary Near Rookvllle. THE HOUSE or KEulSTER OP WILLS CARTER EN TERED AND $275 STOLEN LAST SIGHT. Special Dispatch to The Evesiko Stab. Bockville, Md? Jan. 8.?The dwelling house of Bobert W. Carter, register of wills of this I county, situated a mile from this place, was last night entered by a burglar and ?<275 stolen. The room entered was that occupied by Mr. Carter on the first door, the money being taken from the pockets of his pantaloons, which were dropped upon the floor in an adjoining room. A back door fastened by a bolt on the inside was this morning found open, and it is sup posed the thief gained access by a window and escaped through the doorway. RUINED BY SPECULATION. Cause of the Failure of Keefer Milling Company at Covington. Cincinnati. Jan. 8.?The failure of the Keefer milling company, of Covington, yester day, following so closely on the death of D. Keefer, the senior member, has further sensa tional phases. The suit brought by the First national bRnk and attachment made by it to secure its claim reveals that between Decem ber 11 and 28 last the bank received drafts from the Keefer milling company drawn upon va rious firms in Philadelphia and NewYork.it being supposed that the drafts in each case represented a consignment of flour. They ag gregated about iHtj.OOO. Not one of these drafts was honored, no consignment having been made. The dishonored drafts were made and presented by George Keefer. the secretary of the company. His father, now dead, was notified of tiie facts before his death, and there i is some ground for the belief that this knowl edge hastened his death. He was found dead in nis bed, and the coroner stated that death was from apoplexy. George Keefer is not now in Covington. It is said he used the money in w heat speculation, in which be was loser. but nothing definite is known4>n the subject. He has been with his father from boyhood and has always borne an excellt nt reputation. Hia whereabouts are not known. From Wall Street To-day. New Yore. Jan. 8.?The stock market was weak at the opening this morning, the declines from last evening's final figures extending to \ per cent, though Pacific Mull and Bock Island were exceptions, each being up \ per cent. There was a little more animation than at that time of day during the past few d\vs, but it was almost entirely confined to Reading and New England, which were unusually active, while the general list was dull and uninterest ing as usual. St. Pauls, Union Pacific, and Northwestern showed some activity, but with Beading and the remainder of the list their fluctuations were made within a range of only % per cent, while the dealings were utterlv de void of feature of any kind. New England was the only stock showing any movement, and it developed some weakness in the early trading, losing *4 per cent, a portion of which wa? after ward regained. The activity even in the lead ing share* disappeared toward the end of the hour, and at 11 o'clock the market was verr dull and steady, at about opening price all through the lisi. Mysterious Crime in Pittsburg. PiTTHBrmo, Jan. 8.?Shortly after 1 JO o'clock this morning Albert Davis, a well-known colored restaura.it proprietor on Franklin street, was found dead in his hall-way with a bullet hole in his head. A few minutes before a pistol shot was beard in the house, and when the police forced the front door open Davis was lying just inside in a pool of blood. The only other occujmnts discovered were Carrie Da via. living with Davis as his wife, and a little nine year old girl named Nellie White. The woman denies all knowledge of the shooting. She was locked up to await the result of the inves tigation. A New Branch of the C. and O. Opened. Cincinnati, Ohio., Jan. 8.?To-day the new Ohio river division of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad opened for business. It is called on the time card "Cincinnati division," and extends from Cincinnati np the Ohio river on the south side to Huntington, about ISO miles. At present trains do not cross the new bridge bars, bnt make Covington the western terminus. The freight oAoe, however, is on the Cincinnati A Sleep-walker Killed. N*w Bkonswick, N. J-- KnrfrJhto moved the window-sash andfeU twenty ^fosOo the pavement. She was dwonna at t a. m., bat expired shortly after. Given U? m Lonxw, Jan. *.-The ow??rs of Onlf of Guayaquil, whi^ sailed^from. Shkfc wreckage recently pi* a ?rt*H thk scalpers still iw clover. Wester* Roadi VloUif tb* Prf tWom ?f tb? latfriUtr Uw. Cbicaoo, Jan. 8?A local paper mrt, la spits of Judge Cooley's rwnt admonition to rail road muitfri in regard to the evils of the ticket-scalping trade. th- trouble bu assumed P*M<r proportion* than before. Th. promiw i ? T?"i ?kotW *"? plac'd in a scalper . hand, and those in their pnMMOl should be withdrawn ha* not been kept. Not only hare the ticket* not been withdrawn but with th*m A month ego Ticket-Broker Prank had ?M ticket* from IT*. ntI- wh,ch were aold to himi by the Wabaah at fe.25 each, although ths tariff rate was #12.50. The other Kuiw CitT ^ only a few tickets on the market. Ths Wabaah tickets were found to be nnlimiw-A. Reciever McNults tried to boy them, bat Fraafc rentsed to sell. Before suit was bronchi was held hetweea ' W?ba?h people and Frank, and it was riven ? . l kid agreed to return the un limited tickets. It now transpire*, however, ?hat a deal was made which rirtuallv places Frank in a better position than before. Ths nine hondred and fifty unlimited Wabaah tickets in his hands were redeemed at t* f\ but in exchange each of the five roads betweea Chicago and Kansas City placed with him twu hundred limited tickets dated sometime shesd st K.2lk so thst Frank has now about 1,009 ticket* over all of the line* between Chicago and Kansas City, while before h< had onlv inn* hundred and fifty over the Wabash. The reason assigned by the Wabash's competitors for entering into this deal was thai it was the only means bv which the Wabash tickets could be ' gotten oat of the market, and by which all roads could bs placed on an equal footing. Now in order to enable Frank and the other ticket brokers to ?ell their tickets at large profit the railroads have advanced their rate* to #6.50. The Knitt er* sell the ticket* which they got for #6.26 fur #11, or 4*1.80 less than people who go to ths regular railroad offices nave to pav All ths scalpers are said to be well stocked with cheap tickets, and there it do immediate prospect ?>f their supplies mnning short. The int^mtats commerce commission should at once taks steps to compel the railroad* to make the sains rate* to the public as their tickets are being ?old by the scalpers. THE Ml'KClilSOX LETTER. Osgood by nt First Had Scruples About Betraying Sackville's Confident. Los Anoci.es. Cai_. Jan. 8.?Mr. Osgoodby, the author of the famous Murchison letter, whom identity wa* revealed yesterday. says he did not until a few days before the corres pondence wa* made public, have a conception of its importance in a political sense. When lie did the thought of the far-reaching effects and possible consequences to himself person ally alarmed him. Finally, however, after a conference with a few confidential friends in lotnona. including his two attorm v?. p. < . Toner andW.A. Bell, it wts determined to make the letters public, and on the linh of Oc tober the letters were brought to Los Angelus bv Bell, acting for Osgoodby. Thev were placed in the bunds of Judge W". F. Fitzgerald, member of the republican *tate central com mittee; Henry T. Gage, late delegate to the republican national convention, ana Col H G Oti*. editor of the 7??ie*. and these three de cided to publish the letter* without referring them to any committees, state or national, or to any other persons, as the campaign was then for advanced and further delav wa* deemed impolitic. They were accordinglv publiahed on the 21st of October :u the columns of ths Los Angeles Tunes, and soon found their war to New York. DAMAGE BY SNOW AXD SLEET. Telegraph Lines Wrecked and Orchards Ruined in the North. Watertown. N. Y.. Jan. 8. -Reports of dam age by the storm^of Sunday and yesterday con tinue to come in. Thousands of valuable fruit trees, shade trees and forest trees in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties were d<*stroved. Telegraph and telephone wires are down and many poles are broken and some were pulled obtof the ground by the liesvv weight of ice and snow upon the wires. While telegraph wires have been repaired so as to afford com- - munication south and east, all telegrams to St. Lawrence county points are sent by train. Along the St. Lawrence the most ruin has been wrought. In some cases branch telegraph and telephone wires will not be in use for a week, as the work of repairing will be almost equiva^ lent to a new line. TREEH BROKEN DOW* BY l,OAD* OF SLEET. Worcester. Mahx.. Jan. a?At Rutland ys?. terday the sleet storm was extremely severe. Huge trees were broken down and a large number of telegraph poles prostrated. It was found that the ice on some of the poles weurhod over four tons. DISASTROUS SI.EFT STORM r* ONTARIO. Naiasee. Ont.. Jan. 8.?A verv heavv sleet storm prevailed east of thi* place Suudav night and it was quite severe hire. At Kingston great damage has been done to telegraph wires and many orchards are complete wrecks. The damage to the eastward of that place must be equally great. There was no telegraph com munication with the east yesterdav. Pl'ZZLED BY MR. GLADS'IOXE. Editor Stead Inclined to Give the Grand Old Man I p. Lux do*. Jan. 8.?Gladstone has written from Naples to the Pall Mall Oatett. with reference to his recent telegram, which, as published, read as follows: ?'The TaUeC$ version of my letter to ths Marquis de Riso touching the position of ths pope u untrustworthy. The statement that I recommend international arbitration upon tha lloniau question is incorrect under the present circumstances." Mr. Gladstone, in his letter, states thst the telegram should have ended with the word "incorrect." The additional words, "under the present circumstances," he says, belonged to a private communication. Mr. Stead, editor of the (iaaeUe, commenting on the letter, says that even now he cannot understand Mr. Gladstone's meaning. Carpet makers on Strike. NOT BEING <1 RANT EI I A RESTORATION or WAGES a LARGE NUMBER OF HIGGINh' EMPLOYES <JCIT York. Jan. 8.?There were few signs of business in the carpet factory of Higginx A Co. this morning, while throngs of workmen might have been seen on the street corners in the vicinity discussing the strike. There were slso congregated in a hall near bv a large crowd of carpet weavers awaiting event*. At an early hour members of the nationel executive com mittee of the United Progressive Carpet Work ers union, including John Morrison, of this city, and Joseph McGuire, of Philadelphia, visited the Higgins factory, where thev learned that their demand for a restoration of the C'es in effect prior to December 17. had not n acauiesced in. and word was accordingly sent to the employes in the spinning, twisting and reeling depsrtmeut*. as well aa to thoae in the doubling department in the worsted mill. There wss immediately an exodus from ths factory and soon only thoae whom the com mittee permitted to remain at work were in the factory. The official* in charge of the establishment declined to give any information, bnt the em ploying agent asserted that there were enough hands still in the factory to keep the work going on about as usual. The he said, wanted a holiday and took it The strikers ara now holding s mass meeting to determine upon their future action. Mordered in a Lonely Cabin. THE OOWAROLI CRIME OF TWO BROTHERS kM ILLINOIS. Clayton, III., Jan. 8.?It has just been learned that Norman Carter waa bmtallv mur dered bv Andrew and Frank Jackson in Brown county last Friday. The Jscksons bad long a spite against Carter, claiming that he had been intimate with their sister. They asked Carter to meet them in their cabin in a' lonelv strip of timber for the purpose of settling past differ ences on s friendly basis. While obatttng to gether, Carter waa struck on the head with an axe by one of the Jscksons and fall to the floor insensible. The brothers then subjected Car ter's body to the most horrible treatment and fled. Carter lay in the woods for some time and died Saturday night The murdsrsrs hare not been apprehended. A Shipwrecked Crew Phladcltwia. Jan. l-Th? burgh Castle (Br.), from ths brought to this part the erww of schooner T. A. Lambert which by the ?>img Olsodow (Br.), i 11