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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.
? 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
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.
Ax Exciting Time.
SATURDAY, AT 9 O'CLOCK, COMMENCED
THE GREAT WINDING-UP SALE
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,
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
BY SELLING THEM AT COST,
AND IN MANY CASES LESS THAN COST.
COME EARLY AND GET THE BEST BAB
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
FUB LINED CIRCULARS,
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
Any PLUSH JACKET, V18ITE or MODJESKA in
our store ata discount of 25 per cett.
Any COLORED CLOTH JACKET at a discount of 20
Any BLACK CLOTH JACKET at a discount of 15
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
^ ^ 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.
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.
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.
^-?-^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.'
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,
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
A. W. PITZER,
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
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
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.
Sole Agent, 9th and D sts. n.w.
Tel. 122-2. Ja,*i-3t
J BUY YOUR COAL, COKE AND WOOD
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
CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING ASSOCIATION,
"EQUITABLE BUILDING." 1003 T ST.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
THE TARIFF BILL IN 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.]
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. Gladstone, in his letter, states thst the
telegram should have ended with the word
The additional words, "under the present
circumstances," he says, belonged to a private
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
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
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