yfrnr Drag Oct
A miserable existan?"? ??? ? tew bottlasof
Ayw's Sarsapari* woulJ certainly give ,he
stremrth and ?-*r*T Job used* Thousands are
yroving 1?-dady. 80 may you. Mrs.
y|w^ ?<et of Jeffcnoo, W. Vs., writes. "I was
, ran down before I began to take Ayer'a 3ar
parilla, bat km now gaining In strength every
'Soto* very w?ak and despondent after a loan
1MB. I tried Ayer'a Sarsapanlla, and two bot
1 nave restored ma to my former health."
? Blanche & Browneli. 4 Boyiston Place,
tared by Dr. J. C Ayer A Cow, Lowell. Haas,
by all Druggists. Price, $1; ?lx bottles. (5.
WORTH ?5 A BOTTLE.
_ KNOWN CIRLSBAD SPRUDEL HALT
,F.D FKOM THE NATURAL HI-RINGS OF
IAD BETTER THAN ANY OF THE So
il BLOOD PURIFYING REMEDIES.
lier of M. Guggenheim's Sons, W) and PS
itreet, one nf the largest Import houses In
States, writea under date of June 30.1888,
I have mffered from abscesses which al
?1 on the back of iny neck, and hud to be cut
to time to obtain relief. I tued all aorta of
flers, but witbont avail. The abscesses
.ys reappear I suffered very lunch |*in
hysician advised 111c to line the genuine lin
lsba.1 Sprudel Salt* (powder form). I used
out four weeks. and sin<-e that time I hare
fly free from the disease. My complexion
-.?,<11 have enjoyed *<-Hi health ever since. I
En teak too highly of this really valuable remedy,
> recommended it to all my friends, who also
Jits wonderful effects aa a laxative.
SnT&^Wl Salt Pow'd^.Tf^up
"? d bottlea. Each bottle roc.ee in a i?i*rcartoon
P1! the seal of the city of CarIV?d ana the signa
ls* i,ner k Mendelaon Co- Bole A (rents, around
SSftf everr bottle. All others are worthless imi
PH Pamphlets and Dr. Toboldt's lecture mailed
application. FTSNFR A MENDFLSON TO.
? at- X. Y- Sole Agenta. aul-m.w&f
OuJjtttt.f. Son's Skin CYred
BV COTICUBA REMEDIES.
eon will be four year* of aire on the 35th
fast. (ayt 1885, he was attacked with a very pain
ful br^f oat Df the akin. We called in a physician,
Who ti| hi in for about four weeks. The child re
ceived f or no (rood from the treatment, as the
treakitif, aiippoeed by the physician to be hives in
an anrfed fonn. became lanrer in blotches, and
fcore a1nure distressing. We were frequently
Obliged v? np jn the niirht and rub him with soda
In wate^ong liniments, etc. Finally, we called
Other phins, until no less than six had attempted
to cure fall alike failing, and the child steadily
gutting *"( and ?oni, until about the 20th of last
July, wh$,> t>eiran to irive hiin Crncc** Resol
vent int^jy, and the CCT1CC*A and CtmcVBA
Soap extiy, and by the last of August he was so
dearly weljt we aave him only one dose of the R*
?olviji 2 every second day for about ten days
longer, a;:? as never been troubled since with the
korrible 111A. In all we used ltss than one-half of
? bottle of (ecu Resolvtst. a little less than one
box of CctJa and only onecake of CrncuaASoap.
t. RYAJi. Cayuga, Livingston Co., IU.
Subacribetid aworn to before me this fourth day
Of January, J7. C. N. COE. J. P.
S?ld evethere. Price. Cmcrm*. 50c.; Soap,
25c . Rev>p?t. #1. Prepared by the Potter Deuo
avdChixn Co.. Boston, 4.Mass Send for "How to
Cure Skin ]
BABY'S in and Scalp preserved and beautified by
the use of (/ictjtla Soap. Ja8,U,U,12
f PURE COD LIVER OIL AND
ALMOST A3 PALATABLE AS MILK.
to disgnijed that it can be taken, digested and as
fnlated by the most sensitive stomach, when the
V" oil cannot he tolerated; and by the combination
the oil with the hypophospliites is much more elfi
REMARKABLE AS A FLESH PRODUCER.
JRSONS GAIN BAPIDLY WHILE TAKING IT.
RCOTTS EMULSION ia acknowirdred by physi
ansto tie the Finest aud Beat preparation in the world
jr tie relief and cure of
0:5EUAL DEBILITY. WASTING DISEASES,
EMACIATION. COI.D8, AND
Therreat remedy for cobbqiui tiou and Waating in
oc~T2 Sold by all Drngirists.
rHEIR GENTLE ACTION <XD GOOD EFFECT
on the system really make them a js-rte. t little) ilL
bey ] -lease those who us** them. Carter's Little
v. r Pills may well Ije termed "Perfection."
Ia gone on
a trradnlterated cheek sells his adulterated goo.Is,
Mhe Softanap taimly are his victim*.
LET HER WENT!
^he Hardaense family and Hardcaah family are our
^turner*. Do you wrnt
t HEAP CHUCK OR CHUMP CHEEK?
ft rrovide the former. Cheap Chuck, and Blowliard
? Chump Cheek. Take your choice between the
J onr words don't have weight our gooda do. You'll
f* :more Gooda than Gas at
VICTOR E. ADLER'3
10 PER CENT CLOTHING HOUSE. 10
157 and lc."y 7th st. n.w.. corner Masaachusett) ave.
Strictly One l*nca.
Open Satnrdaya till 11 p. in. Ja7
rUKRISH I IFF. T KBI.ETS
A ri??D r<>K THE N K itVFS AND PRMN.
I iJ-llibU Knwtiy of the Turkish Empire.
An at - hale cure for Servousnesa. Mer.tal Weakness,
leal oLiiei.ey. Nervoiia lieada. lu . sl.-ei leanness and a
1 werml hkssl pnriher. auu will pooiuvt-ly destroy
te De?ire for Iaqui r and Tobacco.
For sale by I>nnrfc:i?ts in Wasbingrtoa.
> F. Ware. Ei>i?itt House Piiarmacy c. Cliristiani,
?>?4 penii*ylvaiua ave.; A. M. Kloczewskl, 500 Mil St.,
?truer of E st. u.w
Price 11 per box: 0 boxes for 45.
Send for circular.
TTRKISH TABLET CO.. Philadelphia, Pa.
rI*ublii opinion our strongest indoraemeut.
Ret The Best.
IUE CONCORD HARNESS
LUTZ k BRO..
4J>7 Penn. ave., adjrjining National HoteL
H^rse Blankets and Lap Robea in great variety at
r low prices oc3
.SOU HAVE NEVER USED CARTERS LITTLE
Liver I'llN, go at m-e to the nearest drtnr store and
la vial. Tiiey will surely pleaao you. Don't forget
?AY STATE GUITARS ARE THE BEST.
Bay State Guitars are the loweat priced.
Bay State Guitars satisfy all.
Bay State Guitars sell as faat aa they can be manufac
I for pricsa aad description to
J. C. HAYNES k CO.
cct31 n-RQ Conrt st.. Boston.JMasa^
Work of Marcus Stuns: A superb Photograph, in
?*es. colored or plaiti. The picture of the ses
CoBil^Uon to the "Peace-maker." "TEASING."
.er, "FAITH." "HOPE." Bodenhauaen and
r new and beautiful subjects for the Holi
best F.tcbincsand Engratings. Phot, vraphs.
Carbon Pictures. All the Uotrers' Groups
JOJ ? JAMES 8. EARIJ: k SONS,
d84 81C CHESTNl T ST . PHILADELPHIA.
\KriIX POSITIVELY CURE SICK HEADACHE
.v v and prevent its return. This is nut talk, but truth,
parter'a Little Uver Pilla. One pUl a lose Try them.
4 VGOHTUBA BITTERS ABE THE BEST REMEDY
A fr>r removing mdig.stlon and all diseases oruri
fcatimr from ths digestive organs. Beware of coun
terfe.u. Ask for the gennlne article, manufactnre<l by
Dr. J. G. B. seigert* sous. Jail
POND'S EXTRACT la known everywhere, and well
kksrita its reputation aa the "People's Remedy,"
"Universal Pain Deatroyer." for over forty years this
ptat Vegetable compound haa proved its eficary. and
Cer faalxl to do its duty when brought Into use. It
won its greatest renown aa a subduer of all naina
Kid inflammation, and should be m every housec
jJIID'l EX1RACT ciires Burns, Old Sorea, CI
5onnds. Bruises, Piles, Catarrh, Hemorrhaged f emale
Complain la, etc. Aak lor POND 9 tX'lRicT lake
to inntstwa, ay SI
[tf Mbw lo He star.
MAHONE AND THE CABINET.
Ills Endorsement by North Carolina Re
publicans Raises a Row.
Sfwvial Dispatch to The Evzsnro Stab.
Raleioh. N. C., Jan. 11.?Ex-Senator Mahone,
who came here yesterday ostensibly to look
after some interest he has in an oil and creosote
factory here, was closcted with a number of
leading republicans who gathered for the pur
pose of looking after patronage. Daniel L.
ltnssell. Richmond Pearson and Oliver Dockery,
the late defeated candidate for governor, were
candidates for the endorsement of the North
Carolina republicans for a cabinet position.
Mahone came in. however, and through his
friend, W. P. Canaday, sergeant-at-arms of the
United States Senate, secured the endorsement
to the great surprise and disgust of the trio
and their friends. Dockery was put off with a
recommendation for consul-general to London.
There was a great deal of talk last night upon
it* being made known that Mahone liad been
endorsed. Rome republicans are violently
angry. Pearson's friends say that Mahone
worked by means of a ring, and that his en
dorsement is an anti-Blainc movement.
A colored republican of prominence said
that this matter of the introduction of Mahone
and his methods into North Carolina politics
was the last straw needed to break the back of
republicanism in this state. The negroes are
for Blaine. None of them, it appears, were in
the conference. It is claimed that owing to
factional troubles in the republican party here
a large class of the party's voters are unrepre
sented. It iH said to be a fact that there is not
in the entire legislature which has just con
vened a single republican of prominence or in
WEST VIRGINIA'S OLD LAW'S.
She Will Probably Hare to get Along
with Them for Some Time.
Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 11.?The dead-lock
in the senate continues, and as there are thir
teen senators on each side the republicans May
they will not allow the dead-lock to be broken
until the democrats abandon the questions now
in the courts, or until such a time as contests
will have been settled. This gives a weary out
look for much legislation. The house cannot
work until the senate organizes, and that time
is beyond the knowledge of any one. The sen
ate meet* this afternoon at 3 o'clock to en
deavor to organize.
Funeral of the Late Eugene Wetherell.
Gloucester. Mass., Jan. II.?The funeral of
the late Eugene Irving Wetherell, the husband
of Emma Abbott, took place this afternoon.
There were private services at the residence of
her mother and public services at the Congre
gational church, Rev. R. P. Hibbard officiating.
A large number of relatives and friends were
present. There were many beautiful floral
>Iltohell and Kilrain Egged.
Tboy. N. Y.. Jan. II.?At a sparring exhibi
tion in this city last night between Jake Kil
rain and Charley Mitchell rotten eggs were
thrown at the principals from the gallery. A
warrant wan issued to-day for the arrest of
Wm. Garvev. who. it is alleged, was one of the
persons who threw the eggs.
No Street-Car Tie-up in Brooklyn.
New York. Jan. 11.?It was reported at
Brooklyn police headquarters this morning
that there was no tie-up on any of the street
car lines of that city, as had been expected.
It was said that the difficulties between the
men and their employers had been satisfac
torily settled at a conference last night.
BALTIMORE. .Ian. 11.?Virginia ten-forties. 35
bid: do. threes. W '-d bid; Northern Central stock,
74' Cincinnati, Washington and Baltimore firsts.
: do. seeonds, 4!>; do. threes, 23; consolidated
rh -bonds. 10% bid; do. stock, 4M5,.
BALTIMORE. .Ian. 11.?Cotton, quiet?middling.
9 1:W1<>. Hour, fairly active and steady. Wheat
?southern, steady and Arm: Fultz. lO-'JalOS; Long
berrjr, HKialOK; No. 2southern, 101al02; western,
wean; No. 'J winter red spot. SHa94'4: February,
March, 97 V, aJ>7v;; April. asked. Corn
?southern, quiet and steady; white. 40a44; yel
low. 4Ha4.'t; western, firm; mixed spot. 41V41 JO
January, 411,4114; February. 4H.;a41Ji; March,
4Va4';1,: steamer, spot. :K?. Oats, steady, with
fair trade?praded No. 2 white. ;t:t asked. Rye,
dull and steady. ."Itatift. Hay. firm ?prime to
choice timothy, 17.00al7.50. Provisions, Arm and
unchanged. Butter, dull?western packed, 14a
?iO; best roll. 14aIS; creamery, 20a28. Eggs, Arm;
17. Petroleum, dull?refined, 6.90. Coffee, easier
?Rio cargoes fair. ItsV Sugar, dull?A soft,
7; copper refined, tlrm. lflalflJu. Whisky, very
a<-tiVM and firm. Ill Freights to Liverpool per
steamer quiet and Arm?cotton. 7-32d.; flour, per
ton, in sa.'ks, 20s.; grain, per bushel. 0d. asked:
cork for orders, January, 5s. bid. Sales?wheat,
5>4,000 bushels; corn. 55.000 bushels.
The House IMstriet Committee Amends
Mr. Townshend's Resolution.
The House District committee to-day took up
the Townshend resolution calling on the Dis
trict Commissioners for information concern
ing the purchase of school sites through mid
dlemen. After some discussion the resolution
was amended, and Dr. Atkinson was directed
to report it favorably as amended. As reported
it will read;
fo WcnJ. That the Commissioners of the Dis
trict of Columbia be directed to furnish to the
House a statement of all matters relating to
the purchase of sites for the public schools
erected within the District of Columbia,
under the provisions of the acts ap
proved March 3. 1HS7, !. d July 18, 18HH.
??station-houses and all other structures," em
bracing in such statement the location of the
said site, the amount paid therefor, and whether
such amount was the fair market price of said
site at the time of purchase, "and what price the
actual owner received." whether the sites in
question were purchased from the owners
tnereof directly or through the intervention of
agents, and if agents were employed, upon
what terms such employment was made, and
if any sum was paid for the ser
vices rendered by such agent by the
Commissioners or with their knowledge,
??and the amount so paid." and also whether
the deeds for such sites were made in all cases
directly from the owners of such sites or in
anv and what case by the intervention of third
parties or middle-man. and if by third parties
or middle-men why such method was resorted to
??and the amount of profit realizedhy such mid
dlemen," and generally all information touch
ing the purchase of said sites and the convey
ance thereof to said Commissioners which they
may have in their power other than
such as is asked for specially
in this resolution, and which may be
needed for a full understanding of the subject
matter referred to. together with such recom
mendations as to them may seem best for the
conduct of the purchase of such sites in future,
to the end that proper legislation may be
effected for that purpose.
The amendments are between quotation
TO PREVENT AX INVF.9T10ATI0S.
It is stated to be the purpose of the com
mittee not to let this take the place of theTaul
bee resolution, but to pass this first, letting the
other go over until another District day
comes, after next Monday. This, however,
is one of the delays, the effect of
which is to prevent an investigation,
and it is reported by Dr. Atkinson, who ob
jected when unanimous consent was asked
for the consideration of the resolution of in
vestigation. The committee also non-con
curred in the Senate amendments to the bill
for the protection of girls in the District.
President Cleveland this afternoon sent the
following nominations to the Senate:
Henry W. Deck with, of Illinois, to be United
States consul at Bermuda.
Postmasters?Mr*. Theresa A. Parker. Presque
Isle. Maine; Franklin H. Raymond, Atnol
Center, Mass.; Henry L. Patrick, Hopedale,
Mass.; Edgar N. Nosbv, Newton Hignlands,
Mass.; Jno. F. Robinson, Vineyard Haven, Mass.;
Charles H. Stacy, West Newton, Mass.; Julia
E. Seely, Great Rarrington, Mass.; Frank E.
Wright. Lynn. Mass.; Alfred F. Willmott,
Whitestone. N.Y.; Geo. Baker, Philmont, N, Y.;
Geo. E. Plitt. College Point, N. Y.; Jno.
J. Byrne, Flatbush, N. Y.; Sarah A.
Granger, Clifton Springs, N. Y.;
William Carpenter, Clinton. N. J.;
Patrick Bruits. Raritan. N. J.;Sam'l P. Harned,
Woodbridge, N. J.; Wm. B. French, Woodstown,
X. J.; Eva R. Weistling, Middle town, Fa.;
Roscoe C. North, SeLin's Grove, Pa.; Ransom
8. Dudley. Pulaski City. Va.; Ed
ward B. Yancey, South Boston, Va.;
William H. Fary, West Point, Va.;
Leroy L. Brinkley, Eilenton. N. C.; Stephen C.
Weaver, Daytona. Fla.; Samuel B. Thomp
son. Lake City. Fla.; Charles E. Allen, Tampa.
Fla.; Andrew J. bturgis, Crystal Springs, Mm,
and many others. *T7
THE DEMOCRATIC DILEMMA.
A Plan to Discipline Representative
ITS OSXT DEFECT IB THAT IT CANNOT BE CARRIED
OCT UNLESS HI CONSENTS?WHT DEMOCRATS
WANT TO CHANGE THE HOUSE BULES?JEALOUSY
OF THE SENATE.
Several suggestions haTe been made to
Speaker Carlise of plans to release the House
from the control of Gen. Weaver. The trouble
U the planners fail to take into account the
fact that Gen. Weaver's consent must be had
j before any of their ingestions can be carried
out. What annoys the democrats is not so
much that no business can be transacted?they
could stand that?but they fear a reaction in
public sentiment, which will enable the repub
licans, without danger of criticism, to deprive
the minority of all power in the next House.
They see that there is more
dander TO THEM 15 THE present situation
than there could have been in permitting the
proposed change of rules to go through. Every
day illustrates how vicious the present rules
are, and it is certain to lead to a demand that
the rules be changed. This haj become so ap
parent that the democrats are anxious to make
?i?*}8a* once. The wisest among them see
that it would be far better for them to make
the change now so as to show that the minority
ra.aT ?? gwen power enough lor self-defense
.1?!!. nK able ?buse it, than to wait
until the next Congress and meet the demaud
that all power be taken from them. With this
in view they are consulting as to
the best course to be followed.
The rule that they would adopt if they could,
would provide that no dilatory motion can be
repeated, except upon the demand of one-fifth
of a quorum. This rulo they will probablv
adopt if they can, even if the present dead-lock
"broken, by surrender of the House or bv
other means. They see the necessity for this
change regardless, of General Weaver or of the
interests of any particular bill. It is too evi
dent that the policy of non-action has been car
ried too far, and there is a most decided dis
position to break away. But General Weaver
must be dealt with first, and
THE PLAN SPEAKER CARLISLE PROPOSES
to apply to him might be very effective if it
could be put in operation. It is to do away
with the 5-o'clock adjournment and to keep the
House in session until Gen. Weaver is worn out.
Jo hasten the breakdown of the dead-locker
the speaker would make him stand as teller all
the while, though the teller on the other side
would be relieved from time to time. If Gen.
Weaver should ask to be excused from this
ser\ ice the House would refuse to excuse him.
1 wenty-four or forty-eight hours on his feet,
the Speaker thinks, would be enough for him.
A FATAL DEFECT IN THE PLAN.
Undoubtedly this would break the dead-lock
in a day or two. but the difficulty is that to do
this the rules must be changed, and Gen.
Weaver can filibuster against the change. The
only amendment to the rules he would agree
to would be such as would give his bill a
chance to be voted on. The majoritv are lust
beginning to wake np to the fact that bv the
operation of the rules the House is almost
entirely deprived of its rights as the prime
source of legislation, and nearly all the
POWER HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE SENATE.
During this Congress scarcely a measure has
been considered under the rules and passed.
It is only by unanimous consent and a suspen
sion of the rules that anything at all is done.
Necessity carries the appropriation bills
through, but no legislation can be put upon
thom, no matter how necessary to the proper
expenditure of the monoy, except in violation
of the rules. So that while the constitution
provides that the House must originate all ap
propriation bills, it is in fact the Senate that
does this, as they alone have power under the
rules to change the form of the bills and place
restrictions, extensions or any form of legis
lation upon them. Whatever changes the
majority in the House wants to legislate as to
appropriations they must get unanimous con
sent for, or else wait until the bill gets to the
Senate and have that body make the desired
VIEWS OF REPRESENTATIVE KCSSELL.
Representative Russell, speaking on this sub
ject to a Star reporter, said that the result was
an absolute abdication of the House to the
Senate, and that instead cf the popular branch
of the government growing in power, as our
fathers hadexpecteditto.it had been gradu
ally surrendering its power to the more aristo
cratic body, the Senate. '-The Senate," he
said, "composed principally of gentlemen of
great wealth, who have a term of six years and
are not elected by the people, feels'perfectly
independent to act regardless of the wihh of the
people. To that body the rights of the House
are being surrendered."
This feeling that the House has lost much of
its power through the operation of the rules as
they have been adopted from time to time is
becoming very general.
IN THE CASE OP THE TARIFF,
it is asserted that the fact that the Senate is
preparing an entirely original tariff bill is an
encroachment upon the constitutional rights of
the House, which is encouraged bv the general
course the latter has been followi'ng. Home of
those members of the House who are not will
ing that this should go on. declare that when
the tariff bill comes from the Senate thev will
move its reference to the judiciary committee
to have its legality tested, instead of sending it
to the committee on ways and means.
WHAT MB. WEAVER 18 WILLING TO DO.
The House opened this morning without any
improvement in the state of affairs. Gen.
Weaver began filibustering before the journal
was read, and the House was left in the same
helpless condition. He said to a Stab
reporter that he did not object to
a change of rules to do awav with the
5-o clock adjournment. He might let them
do that and yet they could not wear him
out. If he were alone he could stand it; but
he was not alone. He was inclined to think,
though he had not vet fully decided, that he
would be willing to have the rules changed so
as to require one-fifth of a quorum
to repeat a dilatory motion. Such a rule
would give the Oklahoma bill the chance thev
wanted for it. He had no idea, however, that
the other side would make niich a proposition
to him. Any rule that would prevent his fili
bustering would also prevent others from fili
bustering against the Oklahoma bill.
BY A RULING OF THE SPEAKER
it was held that the consideration of a confer
ence report was of higher privilege than a
motion to adjourn or fix a day for adjourn
ment. This enabled the House to proceed
with the conference report, but it does not
open the way to anv other business. When no
conference report is before the House General
VVeaver may go on with his obstruction to busi
A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT.
Every effort is being made to induce Speaker
Carlisle to arbitrarily refuse to recognize
Weaver any longer for motions to adjourn,
Ac. But if this can be done to Gen. Weaver
now it may be done to Mr. Carlisle when his
party is in the minority. It makes a more
dangerous precedent than the change of rules
to suit a situation. It would also be, on Mr
Carlisle's part, a going back upon the position
he took in protesting against such arbitrary
action by Speaker Keifer. Some such extra
ordinary action seems, however, the only
thing that will make the House master of it
TO ROPE THE AVENUE.
A Suggestion by the Inaugural Commit
tee Approved by the Commissioners.
Chairman Britton, of the inaugural executive
committee, and other members of the commit
tee, had a talk with the Commissioners this
morning on the subject of public order on in
auguration day. The Commissioners detailed
to them the estimates and plans they have
laid before the House appropriation com
mittee providing for the employment of
400 special policemen. The Commissioners bad
asked for an appropriation of *7,000. Mr.
Britton suggested as one result of the dis
cussion of this matter by members of his
committee that the Commissioners should pro
cure a wire rope or cable to be stretched along
both sides of Pennsylvania avenue from the
capitol to the White House, for the purpose of
keeping the crowds out of the roadway. A
five-eighths wire cable was considered better
than an ordinary rope, as it has frequently
happened that a rope has been cnt when used
for such a purpose. The two or three miles of
Mr. Wheatley thinks, will cost
vi?ouu. ihc Commissioners regarded the sug
gestion with approval, and decided to increase
tnttr estimate sent to Congress from #7,000 to
*y,000, so as to hare money sufficient to carry
Real Estate Matters.
Mirande W. Fuller has bought of A. A. Bir
S5r.et * ' fSf ?6'000;,ot 21> *10**? 633, 36 by
100 feet, on B street, between Mew Jersey sve
>?? 1st street northwest
AFFAIRS IN SAMOA.
What Consul-General Sewall Told m
Senate Committee To-day.
Consul-General Sewall, of Samoa, who has
been at home for several months, appeared
before the Senate committee on foreign rela
tion? to-day, Messrs. Sherman. Frye. Eyarts,
and Dolph being present. There was also
present ex-Minister John A. Kasson, who is
greatly interested in the Samoan question. Mr.
Sewall was examined in secret at great length
by the members of the committee. He told
in detail a story said to have been
SAD AND HUMILIATING
corroborative of his charge that tho efforts
made to induce the administration to take a
vigorous and decided position in support of
American interests on the islands, the only
ones left in the Pacific where neutrality is now
possible, had been failures. Mr. Sewall is re
ported to have expressed the belief that the
next mail will bring news of further and more
terrible conflicts between the Germans and
natives than any that have yet occurred. He
said that the shedding of blood since he left
Samoa had radically changed the situation of
affairs there, and that if it were not intended
to yield to Germany entire control of the is
lands, some decided action would have to be
taken by the powers. He presented to the
committee copies of the Samoan Timet, a
newspaper published at Apia, containing ac
counts of an
UNPROVOKED AND UNEXPECTED ATTACK
by the German war ship upon the natives, and
of a meeting by the consuls of other nations
denouncing the act, and also the misleading
and unfair statements by the German consul.
Mr. Sewall spoke of the studied and systematic
efforts of the Germans in sending out news
from Berlin concerning Samoa to give the im
pression that an American was the aggressor in
every ease of trouble. German oppression, he
is further reported to have said, is entirely re
sponsible for any apparent division of the na
tives into hostile factions. He described
Tamasese's followers as comparatively a hand
ful, who were threatened by an unpleasant
dilemma. If they failed to keep up the agita
tion against the native government
THEY FEABED DEATH
at the hands of their German allies; if they
escaped there the same fate awaited them at
the hands of the natives, who considered them
traitors to Samoa.
VALUE or THE GROUP TO US.
As to the importance of maintaining at least
the neutrality of the group. Mr. Sewall called
the attention of the members of the committee
to the fact that they lie in the paths of com
merce from the western states of this country
to New Zealand and of much of that going
around the cape of Good Hope to China and
Japan. When the Americrn interoceanic canal
is completed the traffic passing through there
will be carried directly by the Samoan group.
Much of Mr. Sewall's testimony was
LISTENED TO WITH OBEAT INTEREST
by the members of the committee, to whom
much of it was new. Mr. Evarta was particu
larly interested, for the reason that he was
Secretary of State when the treaty concerning
the relations of this government with Samoa
was executed, and when Germany's assurances
of non-interference were so strong.
The date of Mr. Sewalls return to his post of
dutv is undecided. He has been referred by
the State department to the Senate committee,
and is under their direction. He will probably
leave in a short time. Mr. Sewall referred the
committee to the report of George H. Bates,
special agent of tne State department to
Samoa, made in December, 1886, which, he
said, is much more exhaustive on the subject
of American rights in Samoa than any other
publication he knows of. Mr. Bites was sent
to the islands in 1886 after the United States
consul had raised the flag of his country over
them, which act was disavowed by this gov
ernment. The committee has not yet decided
whether or not to summon him.
DISTRICT IN" CONGRESS.
Several Measures of Local Interest
Acted on by the Senate Committee.
The Senate committee on the District held its
regular meeting this morning. The session was
attended by Messrs. Ingalls, Kiddleberger,
Chace, Spooner. Farwell, Faulkner and Vance.
Senator Faulkner was authorized to make a
favorable report on the Senate bill to amend
the act giving the approval and sanction of
Congress to the route and termini of the Ana
costia and Potomac River railroad.
The committee considered at length Senate
bill 3752, to incorporate the Homestead savings
bank of the District of Columbia, and the va
rious sections of the measure were carefully
considered. A number of suggestions were
made, and the bill was finally committed to
Senator Faulkner, with a request that he
amend it in certain particulars and report it to
the committee at the next meeting.
Senate bill 3643, for the relief of the Bnilding
and Mutual Loan association of the District,
was then taken up. Certain portions of the
bill were not satisfactory to the committee, and
after lengthy debate the measure was referred
to Senator Farwell for amendment.
THE WASHINGTON AND WESTERN MARYLAND
Senator Spooner was instructed to report
favorably House bill W18, to incorporate the
Washington and Western Maryland railroad
company. The bill as originally drafted fixed
a* one of the road's termini the west bank of
Kock creek, Georgetown, thence westerly
along K, or Water street, to the Aqueduct
bridge. This was an interference with the
privileges granted the Georgetown barge,
dock, elevator and railroad company, so on
the petition of the officers of the barge com
pany the bill was recommitted to the com
mittee, and the committee to-day agreed to
strike out those lines of the bill which inter
fered with the barge company's right of way,
and to make the Washington and the Western
Maryland railroad have its Washington termi
nus at some point west of the Aqueduct bridge.
MOUNT VtBNON AVLNU*.
Senator Kiddleberger made an argument in
favor of his bill to provide for a survey by the
War department of a national road from the
Aqueduct bridge to Mount Vernon. He urged
that such a highway was a national necessity,
for now the only "way in which the tomb of
Washington could conveniently be reached was
by steamer on the Potomac. The committee
at once conceded the justice of the bill, and it
was agreed to authorize Senator Kiddleberger
to make a favorable report on it with a recom
mendation that the appropriation of ?10.000
which it carries be incorporated in the sundry
The committee continued in session until
after the Senate had convened, at 11 o'clock,
and would have remained in session until 12
but for the fact that the Senate lacked a quorum.
HEABINQB ON THE DIRTBICT APPROPRIATION BILL.
The Senate sub-committee on District appro
bations was in session this morning and gave
earings to a number of delegations who are
interested in the bill. Mrs. Russell and Mrs.
Wilkinson appeared, with a number of others,
on behalf of the Young Woman's Christian
home. Pleas were made by others for the
Foundling hospital. The raising of school
teachers' salaries was also advocated by a couple
of teachers. County improvements were urged
by Mr. Geo. Truesdell and Mr. McLachlan.
The bill will not be reported until afler the
tariff matter in the Senate has beeh dis
SAD DEATH OF AN OLD MAN.
He Expires In a Police Station Alter a
Vain Search for His Brother.
EaBt night, between 9 and 10 o'clock, an old
man entered the eighth precinct station, on U
street, and asked for lodgings. When ques
tioned he gave his name as Jtts. Welch, and
said that he came here from Richmond looking
for his brother. He gave his age as sixty-nine
years, and said that his occupation was that of
a laborer. He was shown to the lodgers' room,
on the second floor, where an immense wooden
bed is always made up and ready for the ac
commodation of the guests, The old man did
not like the idea of sleeping there, but as he
had only five cents about him and was unable
to pay for lodgings, he made himself as com
fortable as possible under the circumstances.
The officer closed the door and left
the lodger alone. As no other
lodger appeared during the night
the officers had no reason to visit the lodger's
room. This morning the janitor, SoL Phillips,
was sent to the room to arouse the old man.
He called loudly to the supposed sleeper, but
receiving no response he walked over to the
raised platform and shook him. Much to hi*
surprise he discovered that the old man was
dead. His body was stiff and cold, showing
that he had been dead for some time. The
dead man's pockets were searched, but nothing
was found on him to prove his identity. Before
retiring he stated that he had expected to find
his brother here and get some money from
him, but had been unable to find him. The
body was removed to the morgue, where the
coroner will make an autopsy.
Ramos or th* Thikhomtml?The following
were the readings at the signal office to-day:
8 a. in., 82) 3 p. m., 48) maimmm, 48) mini
THK DANIELS CASK.
Report of the Executive Committee of
THK HOSPITAL ACTHOmiTIXS CTHILD I* THEIR
ACTIOS?KEHOLtTlOWS O* THK HOSPITAL ST AFT
ADOPTED BT THK COXJtlTTXK?ADDITIONAL KVI
A special meeting of the executive committee
of the Garfield hospital called to inquire into
the case of R. C. Daniel#, who was removed
from the hospital to a police station because of
alleged insanity, was held yesterday afternoon
and adjourned over to meet again this morn
ing. There were present, of the committee.
Henry A. Willard, Joseph K. McCammon, Dr.
John 8. Billings and Reginald Feudall, and Dr.
J. M. Toner, president of the medical staff.
The chairman stated that on the 9th inst. he
had addressed a communication to the staff
asking for information as to the admission,
treatment, and discharge of the patient, R. C.
Daniels. Dr. Toner reported that a special
meeting of the staff to consider the matter was
held the next dav. at which were present Drs.
J. M. Toner. W*. W. Johnston. James Kerr,
Joseph 11. Bryan, J. W. H. Loveioy. Lewis
Mackall. J. Ford Thompson. William May,
Swan M. Burnett, and Loyd M. Magruder.
They heard the statement of the resident phy
sician and his assistant, the matron, several of
the nurses, the orderly, and five of the patients
who had been more particularly disturbed by
BESCI.T or THE INVESTIGATION.
After thoroughly examining this evidence the
staff unanimously adopted the following reso
lutions: ??That in the opinion of the staff Mr.
Daniels was undoubtedly, on account of mental
disturbance, an unfit person to remaiu in the
hospital; that as Mr. Daniels was violent and
noisv and was bv his actions disturbing the
other patients of the hospital, and us his
friends had been already notified by the resi
dent physician of the necessity for his dis
charge and of his intention to send him to the
police station if they should decline to make
other proper arrangements for his care and
they refusing to receive him, it seems that
there was no other place suitable for his tem
The data on which the report of the ateff was
made was submitted with the report and they
were regarded as fully supporting the conclu
sions reached. Additional evidence, such for
example as the written statements of the police
sergeant. i)rg. Klineschmidt and Synder. indi
cating their approval of the treatment the
patient received at the hospital and their con
currence in the measures taken for his removal
in view of the fact that Mrs. Graves and her
daughter, his intimate friends, were anxious
not to have him return to their house, fully
warranted the execu* ve committee in accepting
this report. Additional testimony taken by the
executive committee showed to its satisfaction
that in the present mental condition of the pa
tient any statement from him must be incon
clusive and that at no time since his removal
from the hospital has he been capable of mak
ing a reliable statement.
REPORT or THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
The following report was adopted, and the
chairman was instructed to present it to the
board of directors.
"As the result of careful investigation into
the facts of the case of R. C. Daniels, alleged
to have been improperly treated at the Garfield
hospital, and to have been sent from there to
the police station without sufficient cause; and
having before it the report of the medical ttaff
of the hospital, the written statement of pa
tients, nurses and other employes of the insti
tution. and also the statements of the persons
who placed Mr. Daniels in the hospttnl. the ex
ecutive committee reports as follows:
'?1. That Mr. Daniels, at the time of his ad
mit sion into the hospital, was somewhat con
fused in intellect, and his own statement, that
he was suffering from the effects of excessive
use of bromides, is very probably correct.
"2. That very soon after his admission he
began to have hallucinations, to complain of
witches in the room. Ac., and soon after that
became so extremely noisy and violent as to
be a cause of great annoyance and alarm to
'?3. That his friends were communicated with,
and requested to remove him. on the ground
that the hospital has no facilitios for treating
noisy and uurulv patients, and that his friends
were told that if they did not remove him it
would be necessary to turn him over to the
police authorities; that those who placed him
there declined to take the responsibility of
taking charge of him. and merely requested
that when he was turned over to the police
tliev should be notified.
??4. His violent condition continuing with re
fusal to take food, and manifestation of various
delusions and hallucinations, police head
quarters were communicated with, and on the
request of the resident physician of the hos
pital. he was sent away under the charge of two
"5. That it is believed that this action was
proper and wise under the circumstances, that
he could not be kept in the hospital without
risk to himself und danger to other patients,
that it would have been unwise and inhumane
to have allowed him to leave the hospital un
attended. and that his friends refusing to re
ceive him. the only course was to turn him over
to the police authorities for such disposal as
they might find expedient or necessary.
??6. That when Been after his removal from the
station-house he w:is still in a dazed, confused
state of mind, uncertain as to what had really
happened, and ready to certify to almost any
thing that was suggested to him; that he then
admitted that he could not say whether the
previous statements as to ill-treatment. Ac.,
in the hospital were founded on fact or not,
an*l showed that a certain amount of delusion
was still existing.
"7. That during his stay in the hospital he
was kindlv and properly treated, aud then no
blame attaches to the medical staff, the resi
dent phvsician or taanv nur-e or employe of
the hospital in connection with his case.
"H. That the systematic attempt whi. h seems
to have been made to induce Mr. Daniels to
certify to false statements to injure the repu
tation of the hospital by sensational and untrue
accounts of the case, and to prejudice the
committee of appropriations of the House of
Representatives m order to prevent the grant
ing of the usual appropriation, is highly dis
creditable to those concerned in it, aud is
utterlv unwarranted either by the facts of this
particular case or by the previous record of
the Garfield hospital and the character and
standing of those connected with ita manage
A CONFIDENCE THICK.
How a Confiding Colored Man Was
Robbed by a Pair of Rascals.
Robert Graves, a colored farm hand, whose
home is near Harris' Post-office. Louisa county.
Ya., went to Pittsburg two years ago. where he
worked on the railroad. During his stay there
he saved what money he could, and yesterday
he started for his home with $13 in his pockets
after purchasing a through ticket. He arrived
here this morning on the B. and O. railroad,
aud thea went to the B. and P. depot to take
the southern train. While sitting in the sta
tion he made the acquaintance of a "white
gentleman," who was going to Fredericksburg.
After conversing some minutes the stranger
said that he had his baggage and
some goods he had purchased at
the hotel and asked Graves to
go with him and assist him with the bundles to
the depot. When the couple turned the corner
of Pennsylvania avenue and 6th street another
man approached them and presented a bill to
the stranger. He had nothing in his possession
but a check for 4200. The second man, or the
merchant, as he was called, could not change
the check. Turning to Graves the stranger
asked, "Have you any money in your pocket?"
"Yes, indeed,"" answered Graves. "How much
have youV" asked the stranger. "Here it is,"
said Graves, handing over his *48. The
Btranger then explained that if Gravos would
go to the depot and wait for him be would soon
return with the money and pay him. He told
Graves that he would come with his wife and
child; that his child was lame, and should his
wife enter the depot before him he (Grates)
would know her by the lame child.
"And if she does get there before." said the
stranger, "you tell her that I will be there in a
"All right," was Graves reply.
He returned to the station and watched for
the stranger or his lame child. He missed the
train and waited so long that he attracted the
attention of a gentleman to whom he explained
what had happened. He was sent to polioe
headquarters, where he detailed the circum
itances under which the confidence men got
his money, and Detective* Raff and Home
rtarted in pursuit of them.
Among thk President's Callers To-day
were Senators Morgan and Hampton, Gov.
Breen, Mew Jersey, and Representative* 8ay
srs, with Mr. Eckford, Tex.; Anderson, with
Mr. David Heinsheimer, Iowa; Lawler and
Enloe. and Hon. Mr. Latham, with Noah Bur
foot. Edward Morrisett, L H. Morrisett and O.
D. B. Prttchard, North Carolina.
The five thousand Monongahela river miners,
ifter being compelled to remain idle for months
A the midst of winter, are to be aaked by the
^terators to aeeept a redaction in wsgee whan
THE INAUGURATION PARADK.
Gen. HMtlnip Krvlrwt the Route of
Lorinnn fob teleorai-h mnoxn ox th*
4th or aift i-quartes* rom the raxa
STLVAXIA TBOOPS?TBI FIRXWOBES OOSTBACT,
Chairman Britton and Gen. Ordwar drove
thi* morning with Gen. Hunting*, the chief of !
?taff of the inaugural parade, over the pro
posed route of the proof naion. den. Hastings
wanted to look over the route and ascertain
the beat method of locating the troop*. They
drove from the capitol up Pennsylvania avenue
to Washington circle, and then down K street
to Mount Vernon square. One of the things
determined was the location of telegraph
stations along the line, so that the chief mar
t slial can be kept fully informed of the condi
I tion of the procession along the entire route.
These stations will be located as follows: At the
Butler Howe, on Capitol Hill; 1st street and
the avenue; 6th street and the avenue; ilth
j street and the avenue; Department of Justice,
I and Washington Circle.
Gen. Hastings has arranged to be in the city
on Thursday and Friday of each week until the
fourth of March, and can be seen at head
quarters from 10 to 12 ou the days named.
HEAIMjCARTEBS FOB THE PEN3STLVAMA TBOOW.
Gen. Hastings, in connection with Gen. Ord
way and CoL Wright, hus selected quarters for
the Pennsylvania troops as follows; First regi
ment. Masonic temple; second regiment. 610
and 616 17th street; State Fencibles, National
hotel;Gray Invincible*, sixth battalion armory;
fifth and eighth regiments. luterior depart
ments; tenth, fourteenth and fifteenth regi
ments. Post-Office Department; ninth and
teuth regiments. State. \Var and Navy Depart
ment; sixteenth regiment, southwest corner of j
17th aud F streets; eighteenth regiment. 612
and 613 17th street. There are two regiments,
the third and sixth, which are yet to be located.
Gen. Hastings was accompanied in his visit j
to this city by Major Loekhart. the chief clerk
of Gen. I leaver, and Major Mover, of Lebanon.
Pa., of tlie third brigade staff. The latter se
cured quarters for the brigade staff at 1703 J
New York avenue.
THE ENTIRE AVENUE TO BE LEFT FBEE FOB THE
Chairman Britton. with Commissioner Webb,
was before the House District committee to
day and recommended an appropriation for
the purchase of wire rope to be strung along
e-ich side of the avenue on the 4th of March.
This will leave the entire street (pace for the
THE FIREWORKS CONTRACT AWARDED.
The committee on flr?works last night
awarded the contract to Detweiler A Street, of
New York. The New York branch of the Lon
don firm of Jas. Tain A Sons were the lowest
bidder*, but the committee conciuded to pa
tronize home talent, and accordingly decided
to recommend the award of the contract to the
next lowest bidder, as stated above. All the
bills were made ou the basis of an expenditure
Gen. Barnnm, the member of the civic com
mittee from New York state, was in the city to- |
day and visited headquarters.
Gen. James H. O'Beirne, president of the
Yonkers Schuyler electric light company, of j
New York city, ha* accepted appointment a* a
member of the committee on civic organiza
tions in connection with the inaugural cere
monies. Gen. O'Beirne is very well known in
Washington citv. of which, during many years,
he was a resident. He w;is the last provost- j
marshal-general of the District.
The Connecticut republican association last
night decided to appoint a committee to re- |
ceive Connecticut people who may come to
the inauguration and to co-oj?erate with the
inaugural committees to provide for their ac
The Sheridan Shook association, of New York
city. 100 strong, have announced their luten- |
tion of taking part in the inaugural parade.
The Brooklyn Young Republican club, of |
Kings county, N. V., 100 strong, are also com
The twelfth regiment of Pennsylvania mili
tia. Col. Lloyd commanding, have secured
quarters at 618 17tli street northwest.
TO PAVF. JACKSON AIAET.
Public Printer Benedict, last August, wrote
to the health officer complaining of the con- |
dition of Jackson alley, in the government
printing office square, and urging that it be
paved. The health officer recommended that
the alley be paved. Capt. Symons estimated
that the cost of paving the alley with asphalt
blocks would be 85.471.62. of which amount
*2.735.81 would be chargeable to abutting prop
erty. under the compulsory-permit system. He
(suggested, however, that there was a question
how it would be possible to get the share of
the expense from the United States govern
ment for the laud occupied bv the government
printing office. Attorney Riddle has rendered
an opinion recommending that the work be
done under the compulsory-permit law. "The
agent of the United States requests it," he
says, - and I've no doubt Congress will pay it.
The demand for the work i* imperative, and I
would do it at once." The matter has now
been referred to the engineer department.
ELECTRIC LIOHTH FOR THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE |
The District Commissioner* thi* afternoon
gave a hearing to a delegation of merchant*
doing business on the south si.le of Pennsylva
nia avenue. The object of the visitors was to
secure electric lights for that side of the ave- j
nue. Recently, by direction of the Commis
sioners, the electric lights that were first put
up on the south side were removed to the north
side. The south fide merchants have pro
tested against it. The result of the interview
this afternoon was that the Commissioners j
agreed to do what they could to secure from
Congress a sufficient appropriation. Later,
the Commissioner* addressed a letter to the
Senate committee asking that the appropria- j
lion for electric lighting be increased from
i?4<?.000 to ?45.000. in order to provide for the
lighting of the south side of the Avenue.
were issued by Building Inspector Entwisle to- |
day as follows: Webb and Elliott, trustees
Randall estate, remodel building southeast cor
ner of 15th street and Pennsylvania avenue
northwest. ?15.000. John W. Phillips, twelve
brick houses, G02 to 620 R street northwest,
The Commissioners have decided to take no
further steps looking to the extension of Con
necticut avenue at the present time.
Win. M. Gait's WUL
HE LEAVES EVEBYTHINO TO HIS WIFE, WHOM HE
The will of the late Wm. M. Gait was filed in |
the Probate Court and partially proven to-day.
It is a brief instrument on one letter page, and
is dated December 28th last, and is
witnessed by Edith Gait Mish, Ger
trude Gait and A. C. Bradley.
The body of it is as follows: "Subject to the
payment of all my just debts, I give, devise
and bequeath to my dear wife. Harriet, her |
heirs, executors and administrators of |
the estate and property, real,
personal and mixed, wheresoever situated
neld and owned by me, or to which I may be
entitled at the time of her death." and having
full confidence in her ability, intelligence, ana
judgment he names her a* executrix, and re
quests that it be without the requirement of
Sale of Lawrence Barrett's Lot.
An important sale has just been effected by I
Thos. J. Fisher A Co. They have sold the
valuable building site at the southwest corner j
of Connecticut avenue and Q street to Rev.
John A. AspinwalL The property was owned
by Lawrence Barrett, the actor, who purchased
it some five years ago and has held it as a de
sirable investment. The price paid was about
?"4 per foot, which gives to Mr. Barrett quite a
handsome profit upon his investment. The lot
has a frontage of 72 feet on Connecticut avenue
and 23 feet on Q street. The purchaser. Rev.
Mr. Aspinwall, has been a resident of this citv
for some time, having purchased the fine resi
dence which ne occupies fronting on Dupont
circle, at the corner of New Hampshire avenue,
and opposite the residences of Secretary Fair
child and Representative S. 8. Cox. It is said
to be the intention of Mr. Aspinwall to improve
his new purchase by the erection of several
Visitobs pbom Philadelphia.?This morn
a about sixtv-five pupils of the Penn Charter
ool of Philadelphia, members of the de
bating society, arrived in the city for a day's
visit They first went to the capitol, where
they witnessed the subjugation of the House,
and in the Senate they heard a part of the
tariff discussion. At 1 JO they visited the
White House under the guidance of Repre
sentative O'Neill, of Philadelphia, and
presented to the President at has afternoon re
ception. They will leave for hoase this after
. Lee, of Virginia, has accepted an invi
to speak at the annaal dinner of the
xtk society, of Maw York, on the 23d of
February in Mew York dtj,
brnrW for Tn? Etbum srsa.
Tarn Wuminm><i ?>r Mjukmiu Ru?.
The agitation in Al? xsndna count* in f??? 'A
(pxxl road* continues. The main road ff<*
AlciudrU to A'wLinf(toii vw once olif of tk*
llneet roxli in the country, hand-made m4
well kept. It ii uoi uud? r ' the ruhtrul of the
Pcnn?v Ivania rtilroul rompttT and ku lie
come eo much oat of repair uti)lw tlnnrt im
pwwiklf. hn>I the nuhWl ?m brought to the
attention of the grand Jury, which ha* directed
the common w? ?lth? attornev to take 1< gal pro
ceodtng* in the matter. *Thw turnpike w?a
first combined with the Alexandria and Wash
ington railway, when under J. 8. French'*
patent that railway was designed an a surfaco
road, to he laid without cut* or fllla and ao not
Injurious to the bed of the turnpike. The plan
wm aft. rward changed, and wheii the railway
wa* constructed with cum and fllla alongside
the pike the injury soon began to appear and
it haa b?-en going on until now. It i? under
stood that an effort will be made to put tb*
rottd in good condition.
Bolt Wiujuw to oo to the pgxrrew
tia*t.?The report* from the court of appeal*
brought here from Richmond during the early
part of thia week wen- that the attorney-gen
eral had on the hearing of the appeal of Billy
William* given up the caae. admitting that
th. ?re had been error in the trial at the corpor
ation court. Yesterday. however, the court
gave it* Judgment and affirmi d the Judgment
of the corporation court. Tin* enda all etianoo
for William* to escape the five year* in the
penitentiary, to which he haa been sentenced,
except by a'pardon from the governor, of which
there i* no possibility. Although William* de
clared wheu he was aenteuci d that he would
not submit, yet there i* no doubt that before
February open* he will be doing convict'* work
in the llichmond penitentiary. William* wai
atill at noon to-day Jubilant at the miatakeB
report that a new trial had been awarded him.
He will not be undeceived until thi* afternoon
when the ironware put uimn turn which he will
wear until he u delivered at the penitentiary is
I'xiteii State* CormT.?The t'nited state*
court. Judge Hughes. took up to-dav the caae
of the city of Alexandria v*. the Alexandria
canal compauy. aet for argument upon the re
port of Commissioner Fowler. Gen. H. H.
Wells appear* for the receiver, and Messrs H.
O. Brent and F. L. Smith for the corporation
of Alexandria. The case of ex-Postmaster W W.
Page, of Edge Hill. King George county. Va.,
for tampering with letters, winch wa* begun
yesterday, has been adjourned over until to
A* Oi.r> Compxst **r> New Orncrii*.?Thn
Friendship Fire company. organized 1774,
elected last night the following officer*: J a*.
Javens. president: Jos. Clark, vice-president;
E. l'adgett. recording secretary; 8. Sbuman,
treasurer; N. Nowland and Ja*. Hammersly,
commanders of engine; J as. Brent and Wm.
Wolf, commander* of hoae.
Notes. ? Increased effort* are now being
made to forward the actixitiesof the Young
Men'* Christian association with the reading
room. gymnasium. Ac., that have been per
mitted for the rational amusement of the young
men that come within the scope of its influ
ence. The week of prayer, now in progre**
here, will, it is thought, create a new interest
in the association, which is doing raluble work
for the community.?The project for the 22d
of February celebration meet* general favor.
Mayor Downham, Secretary Carlin. City Attor
ney Brent. Editor Wluting and others are push
ing the matter, and a large meeting is antici
pated to-morrow night to wake the preliminary
arrangements. An alarm was giveu last night
for a tire on Poorhouse lane, in Alt xandrin
county, near St. Asaph Junction. A tarm house
there on laud belonging to the Smith estate
was WTecked by the flames, aa no water could
be obtain, d and the firemen were unable to
give effective help. The service* of the week
of prayer took place at the First Presbyterian
church last evening, and will be renewed to
night at the Southern Methodist church. A
bridge is proposed in Alexandria couutv at Wil
son's crossing over Four-mile run. l"he flow
of gas from the Alexandria gas work* was
stopped this morning in order to make some
transfers of tauk pipes. The chuuge will bo
completed to-day. The Postal telegraph com
pany will soon open an office here. Mr.
Joshua Sherwood, of the Alexandria police, haa
been appointed watchman at the Citizens' bank.
The lh>nth Record.
During the twenty-four hour* ending at nno?
to-day deaths were reported to the health offico
as follows: Joseph Barker, white, 4 day*;
Jessie Hovberger. white, 21 years; Mattie J.
Elder, white. II mouths; Franci* Coger, col
ored. 70 years; Mary E. Peters, colored. IS
years; Victoria Rtuvers, colored, 1 year; J no.
Lancaster, colored. 1 year.
Three business block* at. Bradford. Pa.. In
cluding the Palace hotel, were burned on Wed?
Weak Lmus OR Thuoatr, arc severely tried bf
our rough, wintry weather, and call fur prompt
treatment, whenever attacked. I>r. Jayne'a En*
pnetorant Is au old. well-tried medicine for afl
Bronchial or Pulmonary affections, and Is sure te
cure your ?'old and heal inflamed parts.
MORGAN?ALBAl'GH At St. Bridget's churrfc.
Canton. Baltimore county, on January 10, lNMK.br
Rev. Wm. P. Jordan, GEORGE W. M< IKGAN. of
Baltimore county, to Mm* LAl'ltA ALHAl'GH, of
Washington, l>. C. Ko cards. *
POHNDORFF-FREEM AX On Thursday. January
10,1KMI. at the residence of the bride'* m< ither,W ash
iugton. D C.,bv the ltev. V. A. Leonard. FKLI>
ERICOG. port X Is ill! F and MAT E. daughter at
Mary L and the late Henry 11 Freeman.
ELDEH On January 11 th. 1 KKfl. at 3 SO o'clock a.
m., MATTIE JAM. LLDF.K. only child of Martha J.
and John Elder, a?ed eleven mouths and nineteen
Funeral from parent*' residence. So *04 Second
street northwest, to-day (Friday), at 3 o'clock p.m. *
FESsEXDEN. At Fort Hamilton. M. Y . on the
niortnuir of January H. 1SN9, SAMCEL CLEMENT,
infant and only son of Captain J.sthua A Fessenden,
Fifth F. S. Artillery, and Mary Comtor Feaaenden. ?
til NX ELL. ' in January 11.1 KhII, at 7 o'clock a m.,
JOSEPH ?. GCNNELL. the belovsa husbaud of tan
nic V. Guntiell. in the forty -sixth year of hi* age.
Father, dear. Oh! bow we unsa you.
One whom we all loved so well;
But y 'U're paxsed all |<ain and suffering.
And with God in peace you'll dwell.
Bv Hi* t'HiLnarw.
Funeral from his late residence, 12U Sixth street
southwest, on Sunday, January 13, at 3 o'clock p.m.
Friends and relatives respectfully invited to attend. ?
LACXMAN. On Friday niorntnr. January 11, ISMB,
J MARTIN LACXMAN, at hi* late rcaidouce. 727 Six
teenth street nortlieaat. in his forty-second year.
Notice of funeral hereafter. *
McKENNA. On Friday morning. January 11, 1*mw,
at M.3d, of paralysis. Mrs. .CECELIA C. Mc KENNA.
aped seventy rears.
Remain* w ill t?- taken to Baltimore for interment *
NOLAN. On January 10.1KMU, at 11 o'clock a m*
M AK< 'ELLA NOLAN, daughter of Mar) and the late
Funeral from her late rssidenc. Ko. 77 Myrtle *trae?
northeast, on Sundays the 13th of January, at 2 30 p.
m. Frienda of the family are resiwctfully invited te
8HBKVE. On Wednesday. January ?. lRSB.at
11 45 a. in., of congestion of the 1mm. ISABEL
SHREYE, beloved wife ot Chas. 8. fclireve
I uueral will take place from her late residency
1543 Eighth street northwest. Saturday . January 18,
at 3 o'clock p.m. Relativea and friend* Invited. S*
Horsford-s Acid Phosthate.
RELIEVES INDIGESTION, DYSPEPSIA. ETCL
1* ears' Soap.
pAiR White JJ ant*.
J} RIGHT QlXAB. ?)0MPLEX10H.
Soft JJ ealthfcl
?The Great EngliaJu Ccn.plexioe Boap?
PEAKS' BOAP." MOLD EYLRTWHXBS
(Bewars of tauiauons >
Bejcch a m m P ilia.
TH* GREAT ENGUSH MEDICINE.
WORTH A Gl'lNLA A BOX.
FOR WEAK STi)MA< H,
GUINEA A Bu:
LJS 367 OumI Pt. N Y? (wbc itjuur dnar
414 BTH ST. >.W*
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