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WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1889. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED DAILY, Except Sunday, AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, SortkvMt Corner Pennijlriaia Ave. and 11th 8U by The Evening Star Newspaper Company, S. H. KAIFFMA.VN. Pret'L Tn Ermrrne 8t*? la served to TOhwrlber* In the rtty by camera, on their own *<-connt, at lOc-'nU i>er week, or 44c. per month. Copies at the counter, 2 rent* each. By mail?postage prepaid?50 casta a D onth. on* year, #>>, uls month*. [Enteral at tha Post Office at Wash.agtou. D. C? aa ?eruud-cl?* mail matter ) Tm wtciLT Braa? published on Fridsy?$1 ? year, postage prepaid. Six month*. 50 cent* fWAIl mail aotmcriptiona must be paid in advance: Do paper aent tonioT than i* paid for. Ratoa of advertialng made known on application. SPECIAL NOTICES. _ FAPF.RHASr.EMr~ ' _ Ton are notified to attend the meeting L. A. -No. ;i59u, THIRsDAY, JAM AEV 10. at 7 P.m. a harp. IJaH-'Jf) QEO E. CORN ELI* M. W. A LITTLE NOTE TO MEN. r^ Look to j Loot to yonr Trousers' Should yon happen to need anew pair here ia your chance I have Jn*t received two excellent line* of Trou*ertuga, I* mirht und<>r price? one line of Fin* Striped Wonted* at #7, which usually *ell at 410. and ?. line of Imported Till 11*11 lim ? at $ 10, which usually *>11 at #12 and $13. I believe it will be to your interest to see these O. WARF1ELD SIMPSON. Expert In Trotnxra, _ J8-."lt t < r lith and O ata. n.w. NOTICE I HKRF.BY NOTIFY AND warn the public and merchants in particular, that nencefortli 1 cease to be responaible for Mrs. W. J. Bcall's acts or any debt* she may incur. _>7 :f _ W. J. BKALL. 929 E at. n w. WASHINGTON MARKET COMPANY. DIVIDEND NOTICE A dividend 'No. 24) of 30 cent* a ?hare declared to stiskbolders of record December 31, 1888, will be paid ut the office of thiaconipan) in Center Market on and after Monday. January 7,1S8X. 8AML. W. CURRIDEN, Treas Wasbi ngtnn. D. C? Jan. 3, 188i?. Ji4-.">t j Bl'Y YOUR COAL, COKE AND WOOD from JOHNSON BROTHERS, the leading firm in the District. ja5-3m . RFCEPTIONS ! RECEPTIONS ! GEN r'S DRllSS SUITS for Hire, at HORN, THE TAILOR'S. jl-lm 613Fat, n.w. BOOKS AND STATIONERY. 1889. BLANK BOOKS OF AI.L KINDS, COUNTING-HOUSE STATIONERY. DIARIES, A1X SIZES. FOB 1889, PHYSICIANS' VISIT. NO LISTS, AIDS TO THE 8CNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS. AT TO BALLANTYNEk SON, Ja3 428 7TH STREET. IARIF.S CALENDARS ALMANACS. NEW YEAR CARDS. BI.ANK BOOKS. COM.MLKt.lAL STATIONERY. All the Help* and Requisite* for the 1889 Inter national Sunday School Leaaoha. C. C. PURSEI L, d28 418 Mb at &ISTER SoFTSNAP Ia gone on BROTHER BIX)WHARD. Hi* nnadnltented check aelli hla adulterated foods, and the Softanap family are his victims. LETZHEEfWENT I The Hardsense family and Hardcaah familyTar* our j customers. Do you wrnt CHEAP CHECK OB CHUMP CHEEK? We provide the former. Cheap Chuck, and Blowhard theJChump Cheek. Take your choice between the CHUCKLING CHUMP or the CHO: CEJCHUCK. If our wonla don't have weight our foods do. You'll get more Goods than Gas at VICTOR E. ADLER'3 10 PER CENT CLOTHING HOUSE. 10 927 and 928 7th at. n.w.. corner Massachusetts ave. Strictly One Price. Open Saturdays till 11 p. m. Ja7 DO NOT FAIL TO ATTEND THE FIRST GRAND | Remnant Sale, bemmitnir Friday. Jan. 11.1889. KAUFMAN'S DOUBLE COMBINATION, >9-2t 11th at. a.e. An Exciting Time. SATURDAY. AT 9 O'CLOCK, COMMENCED THE GREAT WINDING-UP SALE OF THE BANKRUPT STOCK OF CLOTHING AT 912 F STREET NORTHWEST. There was such a large crowd that the sidewalk was completely blocked. At one time it looked aa if there would be a panic on account of the immense crowd. But the good Judgment of the managers averted such a catastrophe. The canae of this extraordinary rush ia the line f20 Chinchilla Overcoats that are being j sold for (4. (S3, and ?18 Overcoats for *3.87. Chil dren's Suits, 41.28 and $1.48. Men'a fine Print* Albert Suita. (12.62. formerly |'.'8; and Men's Suita. ?2.85, $3.62, $4.70. Boy'a Overcoats and Suita at j any price you offer. The balance of the stock at 20 centa on the dollar previous to sending it to auction. Remember, only THREE DAYS MORE. Children's Knee Pats, 21c., 28c., 33c., 37c. BAKBUPT CLOTHING SALE, 912 F STREET N.W, SIX DOORS FROM 9TH ST. no28-3m DO NOT FAIL TO ATTEND THE FIRST GR^ND Remnaut Sale, beginning Friday, Jan. 11, 188U. , _ KAUFMAN'S DOUBLE COitBINAtflON, _^-2t 11th at. a.e. I ja dies' Furs And Garments In SEAL SKIN^AND FINE PLUSH. Notwithstanding the great ruahSwethave had our stock ia being repleniahed, and from this date bargains may be obtained at greatly reduced prices ia SEAL WRAPS, FLUSH WRAPS, FUR LINED CIRCULARS, MUFFS, BOAS. AND TRIMMINGS. & H. 8TINEMETZ k SONS. HATTERS AND FURRER& 623 1237 Penna. ave.. through to 13th at. J* W* Botkler & Son ARK OFFERING GREAT INDUCEMENTS TO PURCHA8ER8 OF DEENRR AND TEA SETS. GAME AND FISH SETS. RICH. HEAVY. AND ENGRAVED GLA88 TABLE CUTLERY AND PLATED WARE. PIANO AND BANQUET LAMPS. W BRIC-A-BRAC AT REDUCED PRICES. J. W. BOTELEB k SON. 923 Pa. ave. Mu M. J* Hunt. 1309 F STREET NORTHWEST, Will exhibit on THURSDAY, JANUARY 3. K RECEPTION AND EVENING BONNETS OF NEW DE8IGN8. d31 J. C. H UTCHINSON, IMPORTER. FINE MILLINERY. WBAPS. JiOKITI, AT GEEATLT REDUCED PRICES. MI STYLES RECEIVED TO-DAY AND WILL BE BOLD AT HALF PRICE. 907 PENNSYLVANIA AVE (IMPROVED LACING GLOVES FOR AND EVENING WEAR. Ja& SPECIAL NOTICES. ar-Jias THf INDIANA REPUBLICAN CU B Pv.'i will hold a called meeting \> KDNESDAY EVE, 9th instant, at 7 o'clock, at '?PnMir Comfort Rooms." Iiiangural Committee Headquarter*. at the Atlantic buildii u. ou > st. Col. Bridgiland, of I11 diana|*>Iis, Ind ., desires to meet the club ami confer (ill matter* |*rtatninif to public comfort of Yi si ting Indiana jieople who may attend the inaugural cere ni'Ules March 4. T. H. McKEE, It President. HO! FOB THK INAUGURATION. ~~ TheFrank Leslie Publishing Company iB preparing to issue a quarter milliou copies of a magazine styled "WASHINGTON ILLUSTRATED" for distribution test before and during the inauguration of President Harrison next fourth of March, and will solicit a lim- J ltid number of advertisements from Waahimrton ' merchants. The book will Ik- a iniiile of Washington, and profusely illustrated in their characteristic style. Mr. II T. Doyle is in charge of the Washington de partment, and will wait upon the merchants during iha ml i>wday*. It fifr- . I. O."o. F.-THE (DEGREE STAFF OF METR01"0LIS IX)DOE. No. 16. will confer the ltd Degree in their Hall. s.e. cor Oth and D sts.. on I FRIDAY EVENING, the ?11th inst. Every memlier is requested to be present. Metuliers of Sister Lodges, visiting. and resident members of the Order froui other Jurisdictions, are fraternally invited. Ja9-2t EDW. BAUSEL, Bee. Sec'y. TO THE PI BLIC - liehcvnitf that a well-conducted Riding Academy is an institution which this community in ?general. and lovers of horse* in particular, have an in terest in supporting, and being informed that the "WASHINGTON RIDING ACADEMY," established in thia city almut a vear ago, could be con tinued with increased success on a co-operative basis, we. the undersigned, have become tlie incorporators of the "WASHINGTON RIDINO ACADEMY COMPANY." and have each agreed to subscribe for at least one share, the majority of us having taken live shares. The above states our whole relation to the enterprise up to thia time, anil, with unabated Interest in the maintenance of a successful Hiding Academy in Wash ington, we leave the community in general, and lovers | of horses in particular, to judge for themselves as to the propriety of following our example. Ou the suggestion of Mr. J D. Brown, the proprie tor of the Washington Riding Academy, and at the re quest of the incorporators, the National Sato Deposit Company of Washington h;w consented to act as Trus tee of the luliils which may be paiu in ou account of subscriptions to stock. Subscriptions will lie received on and after January R. 1881*. at "Till, WASHINGTON 1UDIXG ACAD EMY." corner of 22d and P sts.. at THE NATION AL, HATE DEPOSIT COMPANY. 15th St. and New York ave., and at ROBERTSON & BLACKFORD'S, 1515 H st. n.w. The shares are one hundred (lOOi dollars each, the subscription Iteing limited to five (5) shares for each subscriber, and 25 |>er cent being payable at the date , of subscription to the Trustee above named, who alone | is authorized to receive and receipt for payments, ; and to hold the same until the final organization of the stockholders. Caldcron Carlisle, H. R. Dtilany, Anthony Pollok, J. D. Brown, I T. J. Flack. Albert Ordway, Robert Nevills, Linden Kent, Thomas W. symons, Woodbury Blair, Aulick Palmer, Arthur T. Lnce. I Jno. F. Wairgaman, Send for Prospectus. JaO-lm NOTICE. THE DRUG STORE at the corner of Oth and G sts. n.w., has been entirely refitted aid rcstocked by the sub scriber, and he respectfully asks the support and patronage of tbeneightsirliood, Ins old friends, and the public. WASHINGTON C. MILBLRN. Formerly of 1429Penua. ave. and the cor. of R. I. | aye. and 14th st. n.w. Ja9-4t* . "fNDER AND BY TDTOI OF A GEN ?? .. eral assignment from James Graham. I v. ill offer for sale the stock of Books, Stationery, Toys. &c? in store No. 1925 Pennsylvania ave. n.w. The stock will be sold iu the ordinary course of business until further notice. All persons indebted to James Graham are requested to settle at once, and all jiersons having c laims against him are requested to present the same without delay to Caldcron Carlisle and liotiert W. Mcpherson, l'eti dall 1-aw Building. .'<44 I> st. n. w? the agents and at torneys of the assignee, or to Ja9-10t R. M. HENDERSON", Assignee, Carlisle, Pa. i NOTICE -CANNON k VINSON HAVE P^.3, removed their Undertaking Establishment to 44 Massachusetts ave. li.w., next door to the old stand, iuurs, CANNON k VINSON, jaH-tit Undertakers. BRICKLAYERS. ATTENTION! All bricklayers wishing to procure their January card will apply at the hall. ?th and L sts. n.w., W ednesday and Thursday from 4 until 8 o'clock p.m. Ja7-3f MICHAEL J. CONNOR, Fm. Sec. OFFICE OF THE MUTUAL FIRE IN- I 8URANCF. CO . OF D. C. Washington, January 4.188!>. The annual meeting of the MutualF'ire Insurance Co. of tlie District of Columbia will be held on the THIRD MONDAY of January. 1889, the 21st instant, at the office of the company, corner of Pennsylvania ' avenue and Oth st. n.w., commencing at 0 o'clock am. By the charter of the company, the election ot seven managers to constitute a l>oard to conduct theaitairs of the company is required to be held at the above meeting. By the sixth article of the By-Laws of the company it is provided: "At the animal meeting of the company the first business in order shall be the api>oiutuieiit of a chairman, who ahall conduct the meeting and elec- . tion iu accordance with the act of lncori'oration, l?- | tween the hours of 9 o'clock a.m. and B o'clock p.m." Amount of premium notes held by the company $1,931,080.00 Amount of cash on hand 17,040.0:1 Amount of securities 176,254.30 Amount of real estate 74.000.00 Office furniture and fixtures 500.00 Losses by fire fur the year 1888, ad lusted aud paid 1,085.30 The annual statement will l>e ready for distribution at the office of the company, by the 14th instant. By order of the Board of Managers. Ja5-14t .1. HESLEY B0TILER, Secretary. , THE ANN1'AI. MEETING OF THE -- sUs khi'liters of the National F'air Associa tion, of the District of Columbia, for th# election of a Board of Directors and a Treasurer to serve during the ensuing year of 1880, and also for the transaction of such other business as may lie properly brought before it, will lie held MONDAY, January 14. at 12 M? Rinml, Vemou Row, cor. Pa. ave. and 10th st. n.w. By order of the Board of Directors. JOS. C. McKIBBIN, President. GEO. R. REPF.TT1, Secretary. >5-7t Jf THE W EEK OF PRAYEB WIUTbE OB served by Union Meetii.ga,under the auspices J ct the Evangelical Alliance, in the Calvary Baptist I ! Church, cor. of 8th and H sts. n.w., during the coming week The leaders and subjects for the various meet ings are as follows Thursday, January-10,12 m.?The Church of Chriat. Led by Rev. B. N. Seymour. Friday. January 11,12 m.?Missions, Home and For , eigu. Led by Rev. W K. Parsou. satnnlay. January 12. 12 in.?Nations and Social Reforms. Is*dby Rev. C. A. Hlakley. There will also be a I'limu Meeting of the women of the churches at the same place at 11 o'clock of each day. A. W. P1TZER, Secretary. Washington, D C? January, 1880. ja.VUt FOR BRIGHT, OI'ICK FIRE AND CHEAP, _ . . .. CLEAN FUEL buy Washington <ias Light Comiany's Coke. JOHNSON BROTHERS, Ja5-3m Exclusive Agents. OFFICE RIGGS FIRE INSURANCE (M)M pany, Washington. D. C., January 1,1880. A dlTidend of three (3) is-r cent lias lieen declared, payable at the office of the company, 1331 F street n. w? on and atter January 10. 1880, to the stockholders of record, at the dose of business on January 5th inst. The transfer books will be dosed from January II to January It), 1881*?both days inclusive?by order of the board of trustees. Jal-2w FRANCIS B. MOHUN. Secretary. THE MUTUAL CO-OPERATIVE BUILD 1NG ASSOCIATION has removed to the -lURCHE Building. 1300 F st. n.w. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. H. A. HALL, Presideut. d!4-lm THOS. G. HENSEY. Sec'y. IN ADDITION TO THE DRESSMAKING ?s^Sr^AND MILLINERY DEPARTMENTS the Sisters cf 8t. Rose Industrial School have recently added a dei?rtment of Cookery, at the head of which is a most experienced and efficient French cook, so that they are now ready to receive orders for Lunches az.d Single Dishes, such as Chicken. Puddings, Cro quetts. Bahaa, Cakes, kc. F'ull particulars may be learned by making inquiry at the school. No. 2023 O Stm t Northwest. dl2-lm CERTIFICATES OF STOCK. CHEOUE8. and other securities. Commercial litho graphy and designing. A. G. GEDNKY. Jal 10th and D streets t Post BtiUiling). THOS. G HENSEY, REAL ESTATE AND I Insurance Broker, has remoTe<l his offices to I the Burr be Building, 1300 F st n.w., where ho will rontlnue his business as a Real Estate Manager and Convcjancer, and Insurance Agent. Houses sold and rented, estates managed, rents rollectcdand loans negotiated. Insnram e placed in the liest comiwuies, lucal or foreign, at the lowest rate. Telephone call 1185?2. '114-1 m ?^iS>THE IKDU8TKIAL 8AYIN(?S AND LOAN , Association lias removed to the BURCUE building. 1300 F st. n.w. T1IOS. G. HENSEY. d 14-1 m Secretary. J*~ SPECIAL NOTICE?I WISH TO INFORM the public that I have no |?rtuers or agents, I aud that I am not resix.usible forsny engagements not Uiaale directly through me. F. ElBNEIt, Leader Etb ner's orchestra. dll-lm* GKOGAN'8 INSTALMENT HOUSE 739 AND 741 7TH ST. N.W. Cheapest house in the city to buy your Fnmltnre, Ciirets, oil Cloths, Mattir.gs, Baby Carriages. Refrig erator*. Stoves. Jic. Everything lu the Housefurnith il g line mid on credit as chesp as they can be bought elsew here for cash. WE MAKE AND LAY ALL CARPETS FREE OF my21 COST. EQUITABLE CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING A8SOC1ATTOX "EQUITABLE BUILDING." 1003 F ST. ASSETS. ?971,539 04. ^nhopiiptlons for shares in the 10th issue received daily at the office of the Association, Equitable Build in*. 1003 F st. Shares are fi M per month. ? 1,000 advanced on each share. Pamphlets explaining tl>? objects and sdvantaff* Of tie Association are furnished u|>un application. Office boars, from 9 a.in to 4:30 p.m. On the first f edn< >daj' iu eat h month the office will be open from b to 8 o'clock P.1U. Advances will be made promptly at 7 o'clock. ? THOMAS SOMEBV1LLB. Pres't. jno. tor xsaoM. Washington News and Gossip. Index to Advertisement*. 1 AMUSEMENTS .P*n? 8 ; ATTORNEYS Pwre 8 | AUCTION SALES Pw ~ | BOARDING Pure 2 BOOKS AND STATIONERY .. Pmre I i BUSINESS CHANCES PiMW 2 I CITy jtkMS Paire S , COUNTRY REAL ESTATE P*tro 2 I DEATHS Patre DENTISTRY Pa*" 3 EDUCATIONAL. P?Mfo 0 I FAMILY SUPPLIES PWW 8 j FINANCIAL P??re S FOR RENT ( Halls) Papc 2 FOR RENT ( Rooms) Pa*a FOR RENT ( Houses) P*F? 3 FOR RENT (Offices) Pajre 3 FOR RENT (STOKES) Pwre 2 FOR RENT (STABLES) P?<re 3 FOR SALE (Houses) P>*e 3 FOR SALE (Lots) P?*e 3 FOR SALE (Miscellaneous) Page 2 GENTLEMEN'S GOODS P??e 6 HOUSEFURNISHINOS P??e ? LADIES' GOODS P?tfO 3 LOCAL MENTION -Psere 8 LOST AND FOUND P??e ~ MONEY TO LOAN Patre 3 MEDICAL rwi 3 MISCELLANEOUS P?*e 5 NOTARIES PUBLIC P?<ro 9 OCEAN STEAMERS Pwr? 6 POTOMAC RIVER BOATS P?M?e 6 PIANOS AND ORGANS .....P?*e 0 PERSONAL P*f?e ~ PRINTERS P??e 7 PROFESSIONAL. P?#e 0 PROPOSALS P*T? 7 RAILROADS P?*e (( SPECIAL NOTICES I'*? 7 SPECIALTIES Pure 2 WANTED (Help) P*? ~ WANTED (Situations) Pafe 2 WANTED (Rooms) P?*e 2 WANTED (^su:ellaneous>. P??? 3 WANTED (Houses) Pare 2 WANTED (Lots) Paffe 3 WINTER RESORTS P=M*e 3 WOOD AND COAL P?*e 8 Government Receipts To-Day.?Internal revenue. $252,043; customs. *902,910. Amono the President's Cai.lf.rh to-day were Secretary Whitney. Acting Secretary Thomp son, Solicitor-General Jenks, Representatives Conger with J. M. Eppstein (Iowa*. Wilkinson (La.), Hopkins. Townsend, und O'Neill (Pa.), and Commissioner Miller. Another Notary.?The President to-day ap pointed John W. Parsons to bo a notary public for tho District of Columbia. The President Has Approved the act grant ing a pension to Mary E. Johnston; the act to construct a road from Florence, S. C., to tho national cemetery adjacent, and the act to au tliori/.a the Cairo and Tennessee River railroad company to construct bridges across the Ten nessee and Cumberland rivers. Personam.?Mrs. Belva S. Lockwood leaves thiB evening for Kansas City, where she is en gaged to deliver two lectures in the exposition building on "The women of to-day" and "Is marriage a failure?" W. H. Day of ltapid City. I)ak.. is at the Arlington. II. Hitch cock of York, Judge Clias. P. Daly of New York, and Hon. W. R. Mc Bride of Salt'Lake City are at the Ebbitt. Representative McMillin, W. Power of Toronto, lion. Francis W. Rockwell of Virginia, and A. O. Haddick of New York are the Riggs. Col. E. L. Price of Newark, Mor ris S. Smith of Philadelphia, and Tlios. A. Ban ning of Chicago are at the St. James. National Guard Officers Commissioned.? The President has commissioned the following officers in the national guard of the District of Columbia: Elbert 8. Benson, captain of com pany A, third battalion; Frank Boston, inspec tor of rifle practice, seventh battalion, with the rank of first lieutenant; Wm. J. Simmons, second lieutenant company A, second battalion, and Fielding L. Dodsoii, second lieutenant company A, sixth battalion. Bible Tracts in Turkish.?Mr. Oscar S. Straus, United States minister to Turkey, has reported to the state department that he has obtained of the grand vizer the nccessarv authorization for the Bible house ut Constanti nople to print 35,000 Bible tracts in Turkish, consisting of the Psalms, the Proverbs, the four Gospels and the Acts. TO SHUT BLAINE OUT. Capitalists With Foreign Interests Op pose His Going Into the Cabinet. It was current rumor around the capitol to day that a new opposition to Blaine as a cabi net officer has arisen. It can be found among the New York importers and among the capi talists who have foreign interests. These are the same men who. in 1884, openly voted for Cleveland because they disapproved of Blaine's South American policy. They claim that the presence of Blaine in the cabinet as Secretary of State would unsettle business to a very con siderable extent. Gen. Harrison has, it is said, been informed of this opposition, and when Senator Hiscock was in Indianapolis they talked the matter over. Boston and Philadel phia importers are said to have joined hands with their New York brethren in the endeavor to shut Blaine out of President Harrison's political family. THE CASE OF GEN. SWAIM. Efforts to Stcnre His Pardon from the President. The friends of Gen. Swaim are more hopeful of securing bis pardon by the President. His friends generally contend that his conviction by court-martial was not warranted. But, lay ing aside this, the curious state of affairs caused by his suspension for twelve years, which per mits of no one being appointed to the judge advocate generalship of the army and yet leaves that position unoccupied, requires that something should be done in the matter. If Gen. Swaim continues under sentence for the full term of twelve years the office must be va cant that long. Several conferences have been held with the President on the subject. Sat urday Senator Voorheus. Judge Montgomery and Representatives Butterworth and Gros venor had a long talk with the President, and though he gave them no assurances of any sort they hope that he will grant the pardon. It is thought that the pardon will be granted, and that Gen. Swaim will then be retired and an appointment be made to the position of judge advocatc general Interior Department Changes. The following official changes have been made in the Department of the Interior: General land office?appointments: Henry J. Philpot, of Iowa, special agent, 91.500; Her man J. Schulteis, of Wisconsin, copyist, #900. Patent office?appointment: Mrs. Sarah L. Wolfe, of Massachusetts, skilled laborer, $730. Pension office?appointment: Wm. K. Cherry holmes,of Ohio, clerk, ??1.000. Two Men Escape the Gallows. Til DBATH SENTENCE IX TWO CASKS COMMUTED BT THE PRESIDENT. The President to-day commuted the sentences in the case of Louis Burrow, convicted in the western district of Arkansas of murder, and sentenced to be hanged January 25, 1889, and in the case of Wm. G. Sorter, convicted in the same district of murder, and sentenced to be hanged on the same day. The President in his endorsement in the former cuse says: "It is conceded by both the judge and district-attor ney who officiated upon the trial of this convict that his punishment should be commuted from death to imprisonment for life. ? ? ? I think, considering all the circumstances and the fact that the prisoner has already suffered quite a long confinement in jail, that his sen tence should be commuted to imprisonment for the term of ten years. Let this t>e done." In the case of Sorter, the endorsement is as follows: "The sentence in this ease is commuted to imprisonment for life in accordance with the upparent view of the district-attorney and the recommendation of the attorney-general and the jury who found the verdict of guilty of murder. I am of the opinion that this com mutation is the utmost clemency which should be extended in this case in any event or at any time." AT THE CAPITOL TO-DAY. | THE STRUGGLE IN THE HOUSE j Another Day Wasted in Fillibustering. THE TARIFF BILL IN THE SENATE. The Senate. The House amendment* to the Nicaragua canal bill were, on motion of Mr. Sherman, non-concurred in. nud a conference was asked. Senator* Sherman, Edmunds, and Morgan were appointed conferee# on the part of the Senate. House bill for the relief of the Albemarle ; and Chesapeake canal company was reported : b?ck favorably from the committee on naval affairs and was placed on the calendar. THE TARIFF BILL TAKEN UP. The Senate at 12:20 resumed consideration of the tariff bill, the pending question being on Mr. Vance's amendment that the duty on 110 article in schedule J (flax. hemp, and jute) shall exceed 50 per cent ad valorem. The amendment was rejected?yeas 18. nays 25?Mr. Brown voting with the democrats 111 the affirmative. THE SILK CLAUSE. Schedule K (wool and the manufactures of wool) was, at the request of Mr. Allison, passed over informally and schedule L (silk and silk goods) was taken up. MR. WANAMAKF.R'H SUIT. Mr. Vest interrupted the reading at para graph 375, in relation to velvets and plushes (including ribbons), and asked whether that was the item involved in the suit between Mr. John Wanamaker, of Philadelphia, and the government. He said that Mr. Wanamaker'* contention was that ribbons canio in under an other clause in regard to trimmings for bon nets, which paid a less duty. He saw by to day's papers that the suit had been decided in favor of Mr. Wanamaker. and that an appeal had been taken to the Supreme Court. He nad also seen it stated that Mr. Wanamaker was manufacturing such goods in Berlin, although he was one of the most distinguished advocates of American labor and American workingmen, Mr. Aldrich stated that the suit referred to was in reference to the proper construction of paragraph 448 in Schedule N of ( xistiug law. The defect in existing law was radically cured by the substitute. On motion of Mr. Aldrich, paragraph 375 was amended by striking out the words ??weigh ing not less titan one ounce nor more than eight ounces per square yard." IN THE INTEREST OF THE POOR. Mr. Vest said he had not thought proper to object to the paragraphs increasing the exist ing rates on silk goods, because they were luxuries, and his sympathies in the entire matter were with the poorer classes. He be lieved that the burdens of taxation should fa'l as lightly as possible on the poorer people and should be imposed on those who are able and willing to bear them. Mr. Allison?That is the general purpose and idea of the Senate bill. Mr. Vest?I do not accept that statement at all. I believe that the bill is in the interest of the manufacturers, without regard to the inter est of the consumer*. Mr. Vest sent to the clerk's desk and had read a newspaper inter view with one of the largest corset manufac turers in New York to show HOW THE TARIFF PINCHED. He said that an approximate estimate of the changes proposed in the substitute showed an increase of revenue to the amount of a million dollars; and that that was in the interest cjf manufacturers alone. Mr. Aldrich stated that the silk schedule had been prepared at the Treasury Deparnieut bv Treasury experts, and was intended to be (ex cept in regard to silk corsets) simply a trans lation of the existing ad valorem rates into specific or compound rates. House of Representatives. DILATORY PROCEEDINGS RENEWED TO-DAY. That Mr. Weaver (Iowa.) is earnest in his in tention to do all in his power to prevent the House from accomplishing any business until it has finally acted upon the Oklahoma bill was demonstrated this morning. Immediately after the chaplain's prayer. Mr. Weaver called the Speaker's attention to the first rule of the House, which directs that officer, after calling the House toorder,"to cause, upon the appear ance of a quorum, the journal of the last day's sitting to be read " He raised the point of order that the journal could not be read until it was apparent that a quorum was in attend ance. The Speaker sustained the point, and di rected the clerk to call the roll. HALF AN HOUR WAS FRITTERED AWAY before a quorum could be secured to vote down this motion, which Mr. Weaver instantly sup plemented with a motion for a recess until 2:30. Messrs. Crisp (Ga.). and Weaver (Iowa), were appointed tellers and stood opposite each other as the members lazily passed between them. Mr. Keed (Me.). sarcastically asked (having in mind the speech made by >fr. Crisp against the proposition of the committee on rules to change the rules) whether the gentleman from Georgia knew of anything else that could be done to protect the rights of the minority? Mr. Crisp pleasantly responded that the gen tleman from Georgia had said nothing to indi cate that he was at all objecting to the present procedure. '?How does the minority feel about it?" queried Mr. Payson (Ills.), addressing himself to Mr. Weaver. Mr. Weaver?This is A FIOHT FOR THE RIOHTS OF THE MAJORITY. It took the House a quarter of an hour to de termine that it did not desire a recess until 2:30, and then Mr. Weaver presented it with an opportunity to express its will relative to a re cess till 1:30. Messrs. Crisp and Weaver resumed their places as tellers, the former gentleman provid ing himself with a chair, in which he reclined as he proceeded with the count. At 1:40 it was evident that a quorum could not be secured to decide the question of taking a recess until 1:30 and a call of the House was ordered. GEN. WEAVER IS MASTER. He will Allow the House to do Noth ing Until a Quorum Is Present. Gen. Weaver has the House in his power, at least for the present. He stopped the reading of the journal immediately after prayer this morning until a quorum should be found pres ent, and not one step of progress has been made since. When, at 1:30 o'olock, Mr. Crisp and Gen. Weaver were standing as tellers look ing for a quorum, the House having got no further than "Amen" to the chaplain's prayer, Mr. Beed got up very seriously and asked Mr. Crisp for information as to the rights of a minority. Mr. Crisp opjtosed the change of rules proposed the otherf day, because of its encroachment upon the rights of the minority. The change was defeated, and to-day a minor ity of one man is holding Mr. Crisp, with all the rest of the House behind him, so fast that thev cannot move. Mr. Anderson, of Kansas, who was the filibus ter against Oklahoma, and who led the ob structionists against the change of rules, is now violently opposed to filibustering. He was ex pressing his indignation to-day at the action of one man is obstructing the will of the House. "But," said a fellow member, "vou were doing the same thing but yesterday. "Yes," Mr. Anderson replied, his brow dark ening a little, "Yes, but fm afraid it has got into bad hands this time." Gen. Weaver says that not a thing shall be done until he gets what he considers pair play. Th^aj^Vopriation bills, he says, shall not psss Mr. Randall says that when the appropria tion bills come along the Ohlahoma folks will hare to dear the traek, _ THE HOUSE FILIBUSTERS. If They Persist They Will Make an Extra Session Inevitable. ACTIVE FRIENDS OK TIIE OKLAHOMA BILL?DE TERMINED TO PUSH THE MEASURE EVEN IF REGULAR APPROPRIATION BILLS ark DE FEATED?THE REPUBLICANS SERENE. It looks na if recommitting the resolution to prevent filibustering on suspension Monday* has not relieved the House from its embarrass ment. The friends of the Oklahoma bill have made up their minds that no business shall be transacted until this bill is voted on or until a day for the vote is set. Yesterday afternoon the Smalls-Elliott contested election cose was called up, but it was at once antagonized by the Oklahoma bill, and the rest of the day to the hour of adjournment was wasted in fili bustering. Having tailed to secure a change in the rules so as to place some restrictions on the power of obstructionists the Oklahoma folks are going to try giving the House an exhibi tion of the PRACTICAL WORKINGS OF THE PRESENT RULES. They declare that they might as well use up the time of the House lighting against the abuse of minority power, as to let it be con sumed in the ordinary way under the rules, in doing nothing. They intend to take advantage of every opportunity the rules offer for ob structing legislation until they can have their will. If this plan is carried to its utmost, as Gen. \\ eaver proposes it shall, it will make AN EXTRA SESSION OF THE FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS UNAVOIDABLE, and fix the responsibility for it on this House. It is the purpose of Gen. Weaver to antagonize appropriation bills as well as all others, and such a course, if in any measure successful, would be apt to result in the failure of one or more of these bills. The House appropriations com mittee has completed all of its regular annual appropriation bills, and passed three of them through the House. None of the appropria tion buls^ irom the other committees have passed The military, the navy, the post-of fice, and Indian bills have not yet been re ported to the House. The navy bill has not even been reported to the full committee. FATE or THE APPROPRIATION BILLS. But the appropriation bills 011 the calendar now could easily occupy the House until the others are ready, and if acted on as prouiptlv as were those that have already been consid ered, there would be 110 difficulty in passing all in season to give the Senate plenty of time on them. 1 hese threatened delays by tilibuster i.^er' Hake it look extremely doubt '! V'i'f , is much can be accomplished. If the Oklahoma folks are its strong and deter mined as Gen. Weaver and Mr. Springer think they are, all the appropriation bills will be blocked until Oklahoma in recognized. ATTITUDE OF THE REPUBLICANS. The extra session sentiment is very strong among the republicans, as has alreadv been made apparent. They expect the Fifty-first Congress to be called together in April or May anyhow, but if they could charge the responsi bility upon this House it would be made more easy for them. This fact, together with the general feeling of disgust on the part of Mr Heed and his associates at the failure of the committee on rules' resolution, will be calcu lated to make them anything but anxious to help the democ-i-tic party out of the ditticultv. If that party suffer* from the minoritv power thev have decided to uphold. Mr. Reed will not feel it his duty to come to their relief. If an extra session is made necessary bv filibustering it will cause him no concern. CAPITOL*" TOPICS. ARCTIC EXPLORERS. A favorable report was made to-day by Sena tor Chandler, front the committee on naval af fairs, on the bill authorizing the President to advance Chief Engineer George Wallace Mel ville, L. S. N., one grade. The act also appro priates money to defray the expense of strik ing memorial medals, which are to be bestowed upon all the survivors of the Jeannette expedi tion. - Senator Chandler, from the committee on naval affairs, to-day reported without amend ment the House bill authorizing the readjust ment of the accounts of Wm. F. C. Nindemann. who served on the Arctic exploring steamer Jeannette. THE LEGION OF HONOR. Senator Saulsbury, from the committee on foreign relations, reported favorably a joint resolution authorizing Capt. George 8. Ander son, sixth cavalry, to accept from the president of the ireiu h republic a diploma conferring the decoration of chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor. IRRIGATION OF ARID LAND IN NEW MEXICO. The Joseph bill * to promote the interests of agriculture by irrigation and to encourage the settlement of the arid land in New Mexico." was mede a special order for next Wednesday at the meeting of the committee on agriculture this morning. This bill w as introduced in the last session of Copgress. and creates the Jor nada and El Paso Reservoir and <'anal com pany. a corporation whose object is to con struct and maintain a series of storage reser voirs, together with a canal and laterals, for the irrigation of arid or desert lands on the "Jornada Del Nuerto."and in the Messilla and Bio Grande valleys of southern New Mexico and lexas, for the promotion of agriculture, horticulture, stock raising. Ac. The stock of the company is not to exceed *10.000.000 The bill appropriates *25.000 todefrav the expenses of the survey, location, and maps of the reser voir and laterals. REPORTS FROM THE COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS. Senator Cameron, from the committee on naval affairs, reported to-day, without amend ment, the bill authorizing the President to ap P0'"* Frederick N. Kress, an ensign in the United States navy, on the retired list; also the House bill for the relief of the Albemarle and Chesapeake canal company. Land Grant Forfeiture. COMPROMISE LIKELY TO BE AGREED OX BY THX CONFERENCE COMMITTEE. The conference committee of the House and Senate on the general land grant forfeiture bill expect to reach an agreement at their next meeting to-day or to-morrow. They have, in fact, practically agreed upon a compromise now. Thev held a long session last night, the result of which was an informal understanding that a compromise would be agreed upon the terms of which would be that all lands claimed by any railroad on account of grant from the government should be declared forfeited which had not been np to this time earned by the construction of the roads. This would give to the roads all their claimed lands adjacent to the parts of the roads that have been con structed and take from them only those lands through which they have failed* to build the roads. SCHOOL-SITE PURCHASES. Comptroller Durham Is Not Making any Investigation In regard to them. A paragraph appeared in a morning paper to the effect that Controller Durham is m.iH-g a quiet investigation into the matter of the real estate transactions of the District that have received considerable public attention of late. When asked as to the truth of this paragraph this morning by ? Stab reporter the controller replied that he was neither conducting an in quiry nor making an investigation into the methods of the District CommiMioners in purchasing school-sites or any other real estate. So long as the accounts earn to him, he added, with a certificate from the attornev for the District that the title to the property in question is good, he has nothing to do but to approve them, unless there is some outrageous exhor bitance of price that is plainlv apparent The District's attorney is their authoritv for the validity of the title, and he (the controller) is not responsible for any error that the former may make. "There was some inquiry made of the Com missioners as to the validity of a certain title that did not seem clear," the Judge went on, but I have never had any idea of into the legality of the methods adopted in the transactions. I hav# enough to do in my tUt Telegrams to The Star. A BLACK EE FOR THE SUGAR TRUST Important Decision Rendered Against It. PRAISE FOE MBS. CHAMBERLAIN. HARRINGTON LOSES HIS MUSTACHE. A Chicago Society Man'"? Downfall. THK TALK OK LONDON. How Clement Scott, the Critic, Propone* to Get Kven with \V. S. tillbcrt. Special Cable Uaptlch to THK Evexinu Stir London. Jan. 9.?The Tinw*' list of proprie- ! tors, as supplied to Paruell's counsel by order ' of the Scotch court, comprises ninety-nine names. The crown prince of Austria is coming to England next June on a visit to the l*rince of Wales. Clement Scott intend* to publish a pamphlet of letters from W.S. Gilbert about his criticism in the Tekyra\Ji of Gilbert's new play, ?'llrant inghame Hall." Gilbert accuses him of truck ling to him, and then turning around and abusing him because Scott formerly praised '?The Wicked World." Gilbert persists, in spite of much ridicnle. in an action for libel against Scott for saying he had written to the editor of the Telegraph demanding Scott's dismissal, w hereas he only wrote saying Scott was unfit for his post. Wheatley, the eminent antiquarian, is eu gaged on a book describing the most remark able bookbindings in the British museum, many of which are reproduced iu photo gravure. It will be publish'-d in New York and Paris, but the author believes so little in terest is felt in the subject in Loudon that lie will not publish it here. Duchaillu will shortly publish an important work on northern antiquities, with 1,200 illus tration*. j MRS. CHAMBERLAIN'S MANNER. The English Find Her Self-Possessed, Clever and Agreeable. Special Cable LHspaU-h to Thk Evkmino Stab London, Jan. y.?The welcome to Mr. Cham berlain and his wife at Birmingham yesterday was purely a party demonstration. It does not appear that a single Gladstonian was present Mrs. Chamberlain is well received in English society, and is considered clever and agreeable. People here compare her manner favorably with the awkward shyness of most English girls of the same age. Chamberlain's remarks on America again direct attention to the vacancy iu the Washington mission. The Star s*\ s: " Salisbury's action, we suppose, is what such a fiery patriot as Ashmeao-liartlett would call a dignified reply to Cleveland's dismissal of Sackville. A more contemptible plea could not be imagined. When Salisbury nas the com mon courage to say booh to Bismarck we will talk about liis ability to defend the honor and interests of England in the United States. Why our concerns in the states should suffer because Sackville blundered nobody but our spirited foreign minister can imagine." SECRETARY VILAS TO DECIDE. The Rival Chlcknsnw Chiefs Agree to Submit Their Clutms to llini. Chicago, Jan. 9.?A dispatch from Muskegee. L T.. says: The contending factions for the governorship of the Chickasaw nation reached an agreement yesterday. Each chief agreed to submit his claims to the governorship to Secre tary Vilas and allow him to decide, both agree ing to abide by the decision. The content has been in progress now for three months and has caused bloodshed and hard feelings through the nation. AGAINST THE SUGAR TRUST. Judge Barrett Renders a Decision in Favor of the State of New York. New York. Jan. 9.?Judge Barrett, in the supreme court circuit to-day. rendered a deci sion in favor of the attorney-general and against the sugar trust. The suit was brought bv the people of the state of New York against tLe North River sugar refining company by At torney-General Tabor to forfeit the charter of the North Hirer company of this city on the ground that it had virtually passed ontof ex istence by selling out all its stock to the sugar trust combinations and closing tip all its works. The action was brought bv Attorney-General Tabor for the forfeiture and dissolution of the charter of the North river sugar refining com pany because it had exceeded its powers and franchises in becoming a member of the sugar trust. Judge Barrett's opinion is a most ex haustive one, and is probably the most impor tant that has ever been written upon the sub ject of trusts and monopolies. Judge liarrett to-day summoned the counsel on both sides be fore "him and a juror whose duty it was to merely formallv render a verdict in accord ance with the decision of the court. Counsel for defendants took an exception to the ruling of the court. POINTS rxox THE DECISION. In his decision Judge Barrett says: "It did not require the astute mind that prepared this most original instrument to conceive that an aggregation of partnerships, with the dangers resulting from death and the exercise of indi vidual power, would never effect safe and per manent cohesion. Accordinglv. we find, as one of the first provisions of the deed and as the basis of the so-called trust structure, a condi tion in substance that the partnerships shall all be turned into corporations. This iu fact was done, and thus several of these corpora tions were organized for Die cjrpn** pwrpo* of creating the rrry shan i of cnjntal itvrl through irhirh Vw comtnru.tioH i/vi* to be fimmtL Partners took on oorporation garb, became shareholders, and as such fitted themselves to enter the combination within the terms of the deed." Regarding the profits arising from the busi ness of each corporation "to be paid over by it to the board hereby created, and the aggregate of said profits or such amounts as may be designated for dividends, shall be proportion ately distributed by said board, at such time as it may determine to the holders of the cer tificates'issued by sai<bboard for capital stock as hereinbefore provided," Judge Barrett says: "It will be seen that these dividends are not to be declared or distributed upon the aggregate capital stock of the corporations, which is to be turned over to and held by the trustees, bat upon what might not inaptly, in view of these peculiar facts, be termed the trust boards' capital stock, namely, the trust certificates. Thus we have a series of corpora tions existing and transacting business under the forms of law without real membership or genuinely qualified direction?mere abstract fragments of statutory creetion?without life in the conceit or underlying association. Every ?hare of stook has been practtcally surrendered and vital membership resigned. With the transfer to the eleven trustees the shareholders cease to occupy the position of "ceistius que trustent, with regard to the directors of the various corporations." Speaking of the scop* of the examination the judge says: "But thy did not stop there. Provision is made for the gathering in of every other existing refinery (in every instance to be incorporated), and in fact four others have joined the combination since the deed. was signed by the origi nal partnerships and corporations and the evidence shows that in the entire country but five sugar refineries of the character in question remain outside of the combination. Ruined by thi Undaoer Brother*. St. Pawl. Mow., Jen. I?A Lama, low*, special to the Oiobt says: Soeae commotion has been created in this city by creditors seising the stock of ?. Solomon, clothier, on a chattel mortgage. Mr. 8olomon's stock ie veined at ?18.000 accounts about *3,000. Liabilities amount to about $14,008. Be claims his failure wasbroeght ahent by Lindsner Bra*. & Co., of INDItiN ITIKS TO H A KKIXiTON. He Is by Prison Wm4fm m4 Hit Mantarhr Shaved. Dmra. Jta. l.-HumviaiuN have bMi is WfJ agam*t Mr. IVnin Kilbrid:, mMnbff of parliament for South Kwrr, Mr. Jamc* Law rence Carew. Di tiikr of p*rliaraent for North Kiiilare. and Mr. Tully. editor of the BoseMa mon Hrraiii. published at Hoyle. The* are ac cused of inciting t?-nanta to adopt the plan of campaign and to adopt Ihiji ntllM The /Vae ntnn * Journal mvh: "Mr. Edward HarriDftoa, mt-mlter of parlinment, who vaa sentenced to fix months' imprisonment for offense* under the crimen act. i* confined in a hare cell in tho TuIIhtootc jail. Contrary to practice, Mr. Har rington ww seired by a n matter of warden*, who. despite hi* protest* and phrsical auce, shaved off hi* mustache. THK SHAH'S (iRAXD TOl'K. He WUI Vblt Nearly all the Countries in Kurope F.xcept KngUnd. Tmr.RiN. Jan. S. ?The shah will viait St Petersburg in April, where he will remain two week*. He will afterward visit France. Italy. Montenegro. Greece, Turkey. Asia Minor and the Caucasus. _ 1*1 turning New Western Kallroada. Cmcaoo. J.in. 9. A dispatch from Toprkt. Kan., aava: A charter has been filed with tho secretary of state for the Nebraska. Kansas A Colorado railway company. The coni|>auy will build a tine of railroad from Lcnora. Morton county, to Allison. l?ecator county; thence w.-st o"r southwest through the counties of Sberi dnn. Thomas. login. Wichita and Oreely to the south line of the state of Kansas; thence to Trinidad. Colorado. Also a line from Alllaon northeast through the counties of Norton and Phillips to the north line af the state of Katiaaa. Seventy-Nine-Year-tild Sprinter*. TWO FBISkV OLD |ti? AN* TO ICI 4 HACK Mi MM a side. Mason Citt. Iow a. Jan. St. The remarkable challenge made recently by A. C. Owen, of this city, to run any niau in the I'nitod States of hia age (seventv-ninet a forty or 'eighty rod foot race for from MO? to f1.000 a side is about to be accepted by John Bolton, former proprietor of the Bolton hove of Sheffield. Both men are well preserved, and the match will be out of the most utiiqtie on record. Horribly Mangled In an F.xploslon. Spokane. W. T.. Jan. 9.?About 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon an explosion of giant pow der occurred at a place on Washington street which is being graded. Just :is .lames Collins was preparing a cap for the blast. There were three or four pounds of the powder in a box near w here Collin* was preparing the blast. This exploded, horribly mangling t'ollius. but not killiug hint outright. One leg was splin l tered by flying ris ks and a large hole torn iu j the flesh; four ribs were broken and his face ! and eye* blown full of sand. He died shortly afterward. The cause of the explosion u un | known. T?h? Fond of "Society" and Fine Out he*. AND A* HIS HAI.AKY OiIIM'T WTTOiT HIM I* THE KTVLE HE LIKED HE STOLE $14,000. CmcAOo. Jan. K. The .Yetr* say* that Harry P. Scliall. assistant ehiishier ill the paymaster'# office of the Chicago and Northwestern rail road company. has left the city with Ml.M of the ciinij>anv'* funds and yi. 'snt belonging to the Clerk* and Mechanics' building and loan asso ciation. of which he was the treasurer. Nchall ] i* about twenty-live years of age. and is aaid to i have l>een a nan of g.iod habit*, but with a i taste for society life nnd fine clothe*, and It ia | thought hia expense* exceeded his salary. Hotli Shot at the S*me lime, ANI) IN THE gl'AKKF.L OVEU THE FINE Bl'CK THAT FELL ONE OF THK Ht'KTEXa I* KILLED. Chicaoo, Jan. 9.?A disi>atch from Spring i field. Mo., savs; "E. A. Matthew*, a wealthy I general merchant of Walnut Shade. Ark.. was instantly kill*, d m the W hiteriver bottom*, near the Missouri line. ye*terday afternoon. Mat j thews was hunting deer, and he and a man I named Strong fired at a large buck almost si multaneously. In the dispute which aroae ' over the- p'm*"-*?ioti of the animal Matthews whs brained by Strong, who struck him with I the butt end of hi* rifle. Strong escaped to 1 the woods.but ? being pursued by a sheriff and | posse. Cleary to lie Tried Next. New Yoke. Jan. M.? District Attorney Fellows this morniug announced ofiiciallv that ex-Al derman ('leary would be the fir*t of the boodlem to be tried in the special oyer and terminer court ou the 21*t inst. John Dollard, Cleary'# bondsman, has been notified. Sunk In the >ler*ey. London. Jan. 9.?The steamer Leveringtoa, while lving at anchor in the Meraey. was run into an<l sunk by the British steamer Lualaba, from the west coa*t of Africa. Nobody was killed. The Lualaba was badly damaged and was beached to prevent her from milking. A *30,0<H> Fire at MilledgevUle. Atlanta. Ga.. Jan. 9. -A Milledgeville special to the (\m*Uhmtion say* fire yesterday in the store of Havgood k Carakcr damaged property to the amouut of r'30.(NXi. Fire In the Manhattan Club House. New YoBK. Jan. 9.?A tire broke out early this morning on the top floor of the Manhattan club. No. 05 5tli avenue. It raged nearlv half an hour before all danger was over and all tho woodwork of the floor wa* ripped out. Furni ture of the club wa* damaged to the exteut of ?10,000. Damage to the btnlding. *2.000. Western Passenger-Kate Cutting. IT PBOMIKEH TO PHODtVE WIDESI'BKAI) ltM KAl^ IZATIOX. Chicago. Jan. 9.?A local paper sayi: Tho report yesterday of the dial between tho ticket brokers and the Kansas City line* caused a great deal of talk in railroad circles, aud it is not improbable that a general reduction in raUe to Missouri river poiuts will be the result. General Traffic Manager Wickes, of the Chicago aud Northwestern road, hits notified the managers of the Kansas City line* that the Colorado i^nd Pacific coa*t business of hi* road ia being seriously affected by the cut, aud that he does not propose to auhere to the t li.50 ! rate to Council Bluffs while scalper*are selling | tickets to Kansas City from to til. This action will place thr five Ka n*a* City lines in a predicament. It Ts certain that either the tickets now in the hand* of the scalpers will have to be redeemed or the western passenger business will be demoralised until April 1 or longer. The only way to com)>el scalper* to give up the tickets in their |>osseasion ia to make the rates as low as they are made by scalpers. Gov. Fleming's Inaugural. HE THINKS OF CALLING THK LEGISLATURE TO 00? S1DEB TELLOW FEVEK PBEVEXTIOK. Tallahahsee. Jan. 9.?The inauguration of Gov. Frank I'. Fleming yesterday was one of the grandest demon*tratioiis ever witnessed ia Honda. The entire nulitia of the state was in attendance and thousands of people from all parts of Florida were present. The procession formed at 11 a.m.. going to the eaat front of the capitol where the inaugural ceremonies took place. In the third diviaion were both union and confederate veterans. The carnage contain ing Gov. Fleming. Gov. l'eny (retiring) and Ceief Justice Maxwell, of the supreme court was attended by au escort of veterans from the second Florida* infantry, confederates state* army, of which the outgoing and incoming governors were members. At noon precisely the inaugural ceremonies took place. Gov. Perry delivered the 1 are well address and in troduced Governor-elect Fleming. Toward the close of his address Gov. Fleming said: "I fool that a sacred duty rests upon me as well as upon every good citizen that nothing be left undone which may contribute to guard na from a visitation of an epidemic diaeaae in tho future, and especially to prevent it# recar rence during the year upon which wo have entered. Being #o impre##ed I ?hall ear* fully consider the expediency of convening tho legislature in extra session earlier than WO time appointed for the regular meeting to pro vide ?u<-h further legislation for the i tion of the public health a# to them May ^Chiof Ju#tice Maxwell then adminMeredI tho oath of office and the ceremonies closed. L#H night there was a grand bail at Leon hotel, whtoa waa the mo#t brilliant social event since ante bellum day*. A Victory for the Boston. Jan. 8.?The typewriter under the auspice# of the Hibbert ' college, who offered a purse of (ISO to tho winner, waa held thia evening. The contest waa open to any writing machine. All the prices were won by Kemington operator*, Flank McGurrien. of Salt Lake Cite, winning the first prise of ?100. and Mas Weinake, mk Now York city, the second of *30. Altered Bands. TCK1IED TO TU PASTY WW I TO TU TMASUBT. Controller Durham has further ilsnHUd, ia relation to ths two MOO District boads that were rooontly presented to the United Mateo Trooonrer for redemption, with altered nun ton, that they mnrtb* returned to the parte who sent them to the Treasury, aad ooa aoL ?s in the case of counterfeit notes, ho