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Vol 74?No 12,037. WASHINGTON, D C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30. 1889. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED DAILY, Except Sunday, AT THE STAB BUILDINGS, Horthtreit Comer Petuuylvsaia Art. and 11th 8u >17 The Evening Star Newspaper Company, 8. H. KAUFFMA>*>\ fYtSL T*? trnrn Bra* 1? ssived to rnbsrrlbers la Jt? city by carriera. on their osrn account, at 10 Huti per week. or 44c. per mouth. Copiss ?t the countsr. 2 rests 1Kb. By mail?postage prepaid-.50 cants s month. one rear. $(5. all mouths. (.1. [Entered at the Po?t Office at Waahington. D. CL. a* ?etoud-clasa mail matter ] Tib Wniir Stab?published on Friday?41 a Tsar. postage prepaid Six month*, 50 ceuta. fWAll mail subscriptions must be paid to sdvanee; to paper sent louger than la paid for. Rates of sdvsrtiaiiig wade kuowu on application. SPECIAL NOTICES. IF YOU DESIRE COMFORT IN A FULL Dress Shirt buy P. T. HALLs Improved Open and Front shirt. ?68 t at. n.w " Shirts to order a specialty. Jai.'4-tm TICKETS FOR THE rHARITV BALL | ?v5 (benefit of Children's Hospital). may be ob SLniJ at the office of GURLKV BROTHERS, 1311 F at. Ja^-3-St TO THE PUBLIC. Believing that a WELL-CONDUCTED RIDING ACADEMY la an Uiatitntion which thta community In general, and lover* .d bir*s In particular, have an interest in ?upportlng. and being informed that the "WASHINGTON RIDING ACADEMY," established in thin city 1 be tit a vear sgo, could be con tinned with increased success on aco-operative basis, we, the Uideraigned, have become the incorporator* of the "WASHINGTON RIDING ACADEMY COMPANY," and have each agreed to subscribe lor at leant one share, the majority of us harmr taken flv ?aharea. The above statea our wl.ole relstinu to the enterprise Bp to this time and. with unabated Imprest in the tt.slntenaii<e of a successiul hidlng Academy in Wash ington. we leave the col.n.unity in general. and lovers of Dorses in 1 articuiar, to Judys tor themselves aa to the propriety oi following our example. On the suggestion of Mr. J D. Brown, the proprie ty r ci the W aahingtoc hiding Academy, and at the re quest of the incor)oratora, the National bale Deposit Company of W aahn ifton uaa consented to act as Trus tee "t the lunda whi< h way be paid in on account of anhsrnpuons fc> stock. Subscriptions will be received on and after January f, lMrt>. at "1BE WAfclilNGTOS RIDINO AC'AD E>l V cornercz JtXda&d P rta., at THE NATIONAL SAIE DilOSll COl.lANY. loth st. and New York ?vs., and at RoBER'lboN A BLACKEORD'3, 1515 H at. n.w. The chares are one hnndreil '100) dollar* each, the suhp rit tion being limited native i5) shares for each snWcnbtr, and 1:5 ver cent ?iug payable at the date cf subscription to the Trustee above named, who alone is suthonzed to receive and receipt tor payments, and to be Id the san.e until the final oiKanizatioO of the atockholders. CALDEKOB CARLISLE, H. R. DULANY. AM BONY POLLOK. J. D. BROWN, 1. J. ILiCK, ALBEI T OKDWAT, ROBERT NE\tILS, LINDEN KENT. 5EOWA.S w s^m<Jns, Woodbury blair, Al Hi K PALMER. AR1HUR T. BKICE. JNO >. WAGGAMAN, Send for Prosyecfu* _ Ja9-lm SOVEREIGNS* CO-OPERATIVE ASSO W- m CIATK'N -Member* ran ret the TRADE CAHDb sad TRAD1 CltCCUBS for 18hU, on pay ment of 25 cents annual dues, from J. F. 1 hire. Orocer, l!il? F St.; M D. Peck.Patent Attorney, !'34 F St.; Thos. G. Hensey. p.eal Estate 0ftic?. 1300 Fst., and lrom those whose uan.es are mentioned in the 188N Trade Circular, or by sending 27 cents in postage Stamps to JAMES A. EDGAR, _Jals-1 ~t secretary. ?Ct3 C at. n.e. . BUY YOl'B COAL. COKE AND-WOOD from JOHNSON BROTHERS. the leading firm in the District. Ja5-3m GROGAN'S"INSTALMENT HOU8K 7ri> AND 741 7TH ST. N.W. (l??Test luse in 11 ? cltj 1c bej yonr Ftirnltrire. C?riets.OilClotLa, )tattitg?. lalj Carriages.Ilefrig ?ist> n, Stoves, kc Lventliinv in the llouhefurnisli il t l:t e cold ti i reun aa il <a) as tlt> can be bought elct w I ere for ciish. W? > AKt AND LAY ALL CARPETS ERLE OF my'-'l COST. THE INAUGURATION. W RENT DL ring" 1 Hi. INAUGURATION. COTS, MATTRESSES, OCtLTS. BLANKETS. PILLOWS, SUEET8, tTC. PACK k SON. .-???0 12TH ST. N.W. MAKI YOUR CONTRACT EaKLY. Ja81-lin_ WINDOWS FOR RENT ? THREE ELEGANT ? v windows, with heat, for the 4th. the finest view on t!,e avenue: price Oil. or address 1H'_(>IVnu sy'.vai.la ave. a. w. jaV.'S t:t TO DELXG \TFS OF t IMC AND MILITARY < rga:,.zt:ors. -Comfortable quarters, with or with out meais.f r l.ViKI MEN. more or iess>. centrally located on penn ave, near 4H n. w. New Muitreeses, New Blsnkets t ?s,>:res,L*vi:tcry.etc.,attai h?d Euil particulars at 1L1LING, WHITE A CO..?*l B ?t. u.w. JaJt>-Jm Ts B. Townkr & Son, DRY GOODS DEALERS. 1316 7TH ST. N.W . Are selling Pillow-caae Cotton. 1H yard* wide, 8 eta Fruit ot th" Loom. 1 yard wUie, SV eta. AndrooeogKin, 1 vardw.de. 7Hets. Unbleached sheeting. 2*4 yard" wide, 18 cts. BIcj. bed do., -H \arl- wide. cu. Ke-. I willed Ehtnuel. ail w?K>l. IScts. Al.-W'ool Dress Flannel, IV yards wide. 44 cts. ?? ?? " ?? single width. IHcts. Henrietta c'??hmere. til .ha?le?, ysrd wide. 541 cts. Biaci Henrietta Cashmere, ail wool, cheap at 50c., How 43?ta. Henrietta Cashmere, all colors, extra wide, all wool, 4:< cts. A few Jerseys (all Wine color), reduced to 23 eta. Star Skirt Bran' 4 cts. Curtain Scrim. 5 eta. Pins, 14 rows, in paper. 1 ct. A Job Lot Nai kins very much under price. Bed Oo.ifirts, 45 cts. Larsr- White and Gray Bl'Jiket.s. 90 cts. per pair. Clark's O. N. T. Slwl Cotton. 52 cts. per doz Kerr's Best Machine Cotton. 4 cts. Ja4-3m T-HOS. Js LuTTEELL-8 GREAT SALE OF DRY' GOODS, ETC., BEFORE STOCK-TAKING. <? 50 doi. Gents" LINEN COLLARS, slight^ soiled, 0ul?l at $1 .>0 I*r (i-z,. now 50c. fur a doz. ^00 UdiM* VESTS, ?ol l at ^ I, r?*dti *1 to 7.V. 1OO VE8TS, told At Toe , reduced to -Mk*. .\11 of our Ladi. s and GetUs' RED UN'DERWEaA at pn:>ie CV?*t to clvM .VMislLK HANDKKECHIEF9 at and below coat to doge. A Urye lot WOOLEN DRESS GOODS in Remnants at half price. 10 j*r cent diacottiit for i-asb on all Silka, Henri etta's, ?s*riya. CsoXna. ikunrU, and all Wool Drwa Go* da. Ii6d Coin!oru, lii kc., tul February ^1. 1(K? tfeiita* .iKfS redn?"?N' !ruin 5<k\ to 'i5c. W ' BL.V i >li.K FBI NOES reuueed from 75c., f 1. ao.ci ?L to i.V. per y?trtL VfOiiLiN FKIXols reduced from 25c. to 10c. Wr*oi? m w*at ot DRV GOODS can well invest their money by calling at THOS. J. LCTTBELL'S, >?5-Cw COth st. and fvnn*. are. n.w. AVm Hs McKnew ?33 Pennsylvania avenue. Now isyotir opporttinity to secure genuine BAR- i QAINS m our WWW RRR A PPP WW WW K P. AA PP W W W W RRR A A PPP W W R R AAA P W W R R A A P Department. Every garment is marked way down, and if you are Interested the price and quality will auiwly meet your approvaL ALASKA EAL-SKIN SACQUES at a gnat reduction. A few Children's CCC OO A TTTT RSSa C C O O AA T S " C O O A A T BSS^ C C O O AAA T H J ? OCC OO A A T ?b?S . all ?tees, at very low closing price*. Ladies will please remember we carry a complete | line of Furnishings. Oar QLOVES have Justly maintained their reputa tion for perfection. Our beet grades are the finest that can be pnstuced by the Leading Manufacturers in the World. We carry at all times a complete assortment U. all the new colorings and latest embroidenea from 4 to 30-button length. Hosiery, Underwear. Handkerchiefa. Coras ts (C. P. and P D makes.'. Collars and Cuffs, Raching. Veiling, Umbrellas, fee, Ac. We are offering AT COUT some very fine MUSLIN J TNDLRWEAR. Call and examine it before you pur rhsas siaawbere. WM. H. McKNEW, ' Successor to R. H. Taylor, Ja3-3m 033 Pennsylvania ava. Bishops Reliable Cough CuRK ki*i S"s ^rrkWi* ITS CUBATIW. H)wEHM ARE iiIRACUL0U8. IT TASTES OtXJD. CHILDREN UU IT. Aak your druggist for BISHOPS 1.LLIARL*. COUGH CUKX. Accept no inferior scbstituie. >14-3m LARGE BOTTLE. ONLY 25c. Dress Sen* FOB HIRE. 414 KTH ST. N.W. TVMT YOURSELF ON PRICES IN OVIKOOATS iUi aiaa u tu. SPECIAL NOTICES. SUNDAY BEST RALLY, FRIDAY, FEB. ?-js 1. 7:30 r m. Foundry Church. wnw o <ud 14th sts. Add.-ess by Schultels and Oyster of the Kuights and Federation of Labor; by her Dr Hatcher, of Richmond. and by representatives of the W. C. T. V. and American Sabbath Union. Rev. Dr. Bartlett will report on the District of Columbia's need of a Sunday Best Law A Sunday Rest Leans is to be formed. Labor orgamzatlona have elected delegations. Ja30-3t* >?- ^ REV. ARTHUR T. fierson, D.D., OF Philadelphia^ aathor <4 "The Crisis of Missions." which has so greatly stimulated the in terest in. and the work of missions, will speak in the Sew York Avenue Presbyterian church. FRIDAY EVENING, February 1, at 7:30 o'clock Subject: "The Providential Plan of God, with Reference to the Younr Men of This Generation." Reserved seats | without coat at the association rooms. it TH>7mEMBERS OF ANAC08T1A LODGE, p^stro. 81. F. and a M . will meet on WEDNES DAYEVENINO. at 7 p in., to mi>- arrangements for the funeral of our late brother, Nf-himiah C. Roret. ileet at the hall. Anacoetia, i> C , on THURSDAY, at noon, to attend the nine. Brethren of sister Lodges fraternally invited. By order of the w M. if 1ho. h. KING. Secretary. * ?. DESIRING TO TRANSACT BUSINESS hereafter uion a strictly cash basis, I hereby (rive notice that, from and after this date, I will not be responsible for any debt or debts contracted in my name, by any person or persons whomsoever. w. H. GLASCOTT. Washing-ton, D. C., January 30.1889. Ja30-3t*_ j an sop sc~e MESI. 8HIRLEY ft SCHOFIELD have formed a partnership for the purpose of conduct ins a first-class GROCERY establishment, at the southwest corner of 10th and 0 sts. n.w., and take this means of Inviting out* friends and the public in general to inspect our stock. We respect fully solicit a lorticn of your valuable patronage, and are satisfied, with our experience, that we will be able toj'lease all who may favor us with a call. Will be ready for buaineaa about February 1st. EDWARD M. SHIRLEY, For the past twelve years with C C. Bryan. WILLIAM H. schofleld, Ja29-3f For nearly eight years with C. C. Bryan._ THE CO-PARTNERSHIP EXISTING BE _ tweea V. W. ASHBY ft CO, has this day expired by lin.itation V. W. Ashby will continne the commission business at same place and collect and settle all accounts of late firm. tlntukiiig our friends for the liberal patronage extended to us in the I ast, we hope a continuation of the same to the new Ann. Washington, D. C? January 24, 1880. V. W. ASHBY. t b HUDSON. i The business will be continued by V. w. ASHBY i AND L. M. COOK, under the firm-name of | Ja29-3f V. W. ASHBY ft CO. i fr- - HOLMES ft COUTT's SUGAR WAFERS excel anything in this line, either in this or any ioreign country. For sale by JACKSON ft CO.. jal6-12t* 626 Pennsylvania ave. STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION or tii RIGGS FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, (Incorporated May 31, 1SS3>, At the close of business December 31,1889. RESOURCES. Cash on hand $3. ">40 21 Loans on real estate 107,658 :>4 L. ans on collateral ion call) 3,000 00 Office furniture and fixtures 304 86 Office buililimr 5,480 (ii Accrued interest 1.893 38 preiuiunis and rents in course of collec tion 731 48 $122,068 88 LIABILITIES. Cash capital #100,000 00 Reinsurance reserve 5,500 00 Surplus 17,168 88 #122.008 88 FRANCIS B. MOHUX. secretary. Sworn to and subscribed beloru me this '.titb day of January. 1889. HAnRY c. biltge. Notarv Public. District ot Columbia. M. W. bevtkidge. Prcsi.lent. WM. S. i homrtui. Vice-President. 'IHOS. hidl. Treasurer. FRANCIS B. MOHUN, Secretary. ' TRUSTEES. M. W. Bevendge, n. vs Burchell. Thomas iiyde. Win. H. .Morrison, Wm. s Thompson, T. F. Schneider, E. S. Hutchinson, E. J. Steilwagen, Henry semken. OFF1CE-1331 F st c.w.. Wa?hiinrton, D. c Ja28-3t AN ITEM FOR MEN. There is a tfre.it advantage in having your Dress Shirts made in W Inter. New Muslin la warmer than old. You get the benefit of the new warm Muslin now. andiy?tiniii:er you have an ideal *olt, cool Slurt. ^flehave a Shirt Factory on the premises, and kuarsutee absolute satisfaction. Bosoms finished to 1 suit. Bottom prices. WOODWARD ft LOTHROP. je28-ln? STOKE FOR MEN?1013 F ST. N. w. ifc" j.oAl* ORGAN RECITAL WILL beg1ven BY '3 - ~ the distinguished ojvauist Mr. Leo. w heat, ot Virginia. at Saint Andrew s Protestant Episcopal Church, corner of I4th and Corcoran streets, on 1 THURSDAY EVENING. JANUARY 31. 18x9, at 8 o'clock. mr Wheat will be assisted by eminent local | talent anti tull orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Frank H Barbariu. The tnemla of the congregation are cordially invited i to be present. Ja28-3t j?- ?is MY FRIENDS AND PATRONS ARE i hereby informed that I have severed my con- < nection with the firm oi Barber a Ross, and they will be notified later on iu regard to iny future business. Very truly, Ja28-3t* E. C0LLIER._ if WASHINGTON CITY, D.C., January 28, 1880. Notice is hereby given to all creditors ot the late fir.n ol hkmii I. TATUM ft CO, to tile their said claims with ihe unders'imed within ten days from the date hereof, otherwise they may not be included iu the settlement of the affairs i >i naid firm. Ja28-3t* JOHN i. DuUGLAS, Receiver. j|- HAVING"dil'.ec. 'relegraphiccom . muuication with New lork by private wire we are prejured to make very close figures on U. S. bonds and other investment bonds dealt 111 at New York Stock exchange LEWIS JOHNSON k CO., Bankers, pa. ave. and 10th st. Ja26-10t efc- IN iHE SUPREME"COURT 0~F_THE ? District of Columbia. Holding a Special i erm a* a District Court of the United states for said District. in the matter of condemnation of lot 12. in square 231.111 the City of V. a-lingtou.District Court No.349. u|<ov the motion <1 the Attorney ol the Unitsd stales for the District ol Columbia and consideration of the i eution m this case ?eeaing iu behull of the Secretary ot the Treasury of the United States tl.e condemns- i tion.for the use ol the United States, ol lot numbered t welve il2) ill enuare numtxred two nundrid and t..irty-oue (231) in the city of Washington: It is by tne Court this 25th day of January A. D. 1889 oruerad toa1 ell persons, firms and bodies corporate or politic li-Mng, or clainiii.i: to have any riirht, title or interest in said jsrcei of land or any part thereof, or any claim to the damages, 11 any. which may be awardid in this I r feeding, as compensation for aald land or any part thereof, be and tbey aitabereby required to answer the s_ d i*.tition iu writing t>y filing in this Court, a state ment specifically setting u^ such right, title, interest or claim on or belore tue loth day of February A. D. 1x89. Provided that a cot y of this order be servf d by the Marshal on ellzalieth A. Douglas, known to ciaim title to said 1 arcel of laud, and Malcolm D*mrlaa, her hus band at least fiiteeu days before said lath day of Feb ru.iry.and provid.d further that a cojy hereoi be put> lisn^d at least fourteen times iu the "Eveuimr star," a dailj new?i>a|s-r published iu thia City of W ashlugton, and at least twice iu the washinirton Law Reporter, fublished in the same place, before said 15th day of ebruary A. D. is89. CHARLE8 P. JAMES. True Copy: R. J. MEIGS, clerk, ftc. Ia25 I4t By E.J. meiuS. Jr.. asst. clerk. THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ?os. Stockholders of the ARLINGTON FIRE IN SlKANCE COMPANY for the District of Columbia, for the election of nine Directors to serve for the en snina* year, will be held st the office of the Company, 1505 Pa ave. n w? SATURDAY, February 23, 1889. Polls opt u at 1 and close at 3 p in. Ja24-dtd FRANK t raw LINGS, Secretary. "LA NORM AN die," i st. and Mcpherson square. the CAFE, WINE and BILLIARD PARLORS OPEN WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30. Ja24-7t ENTRANCE ON I ST. the stockholders OF THE WASH ~5. ington tins Light Conij>auy sre hereby noti fied that their annual meeting lor the electiou of Di rectors for the ensuing vear will be held at the office of theoumpany, in thia city, on MONDAY, February 4th, fall's open from 12 o'clock m. to 1 n m CHAS B. BAILEY. 1*17-111 ? Secretary. you SHOULD EXAMINE THE STOCK OF Chandeliers, Hall i.ights and Brackets at C. A. MUDD1MAVS, 1206 fat.. before purchasing elsewhere. Good Assortment, Newest designs, Lowest Price C. A. ml" DDI MAN", ja!7-3m F st.. south side, near 12th at. CERTIFICATES OF STOCK. CHEQUES. ? ?and other securities. Commercial uths tfraphy and designing. A. G. GtDNEY. jsl 10th and d streets (Post Building) graph) an equitable CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING ASSOCIATION, "ewu1table BUILDING," 1003 F ST. ASSETS. #971,539 04. Subscriptions for share* in the 16th issue received daily at the office ol the Association, Equitable Build ing, ltu> F st. Shares are #2.50 ,er month. 91,000 advanced on each share. Pamphlets explaining the objects and advantage of the .' mediation are lurnished upon application. Office hour*, lrorn warn to 4.^1 pan. On the first wednesday 111 each month the oli.ee will be open trum 0 to it o'clock luu. ftdvaueaa wul be tnaue promptly at 7 o'clock. THOMAS somjlKVTLLX. Pree't jxo. JOT ED SON. Sec*y tt28 ?-^SaFOR BRIGH1 CLEAN fui Conipany's Coke. ? |a5-3ni Exclusive Agents. receptions ! repepflons! ?^3^ oeursidrem SUITS for Hire, at HORN, THE TAILOR'S. jl-la ?1? t st n.w. REMOV AL.?herman HAUMGARTEN, seel enrravsr and rubber stamp manufao turertuss removed his factory and office to aoutbaast corner of 7th and F su . room 2. Robbins buildinc. jail-la Washington News and Gossip. Index to Advertisemeats. AMTSFMFNT8 TNir? ? ARCHITECTS Patre 2 ATTORNEYS Patre 2 ArCTION SALES..' Pure 7 boarding rmre 2 BOWKS AND STATIONERY Patre 6 BUSINESS CHANCES Paffe 9 CITT ITEMS .*. Pwe 8 j COUNTRY REAL ESTATE llwre 2 DEATHS Patre 5 DENTISTRY Patre 2 I EDUCATIONAL Patre 6 FAMILY SUPPLIES Patre 6 FINANCIAL Patre 2 FOR RENT (Rooms) Patre 2 FOR RENT (Houses) Patre 3 1 FOB RENT (Miscellaneous) Patre 2 FOB KENT (Offices) Paare 2 FOR RENT (STORES) Patre 2 | FOR SALE (Houses). Patre 3 FOR SALE (Lots) Pa ire 2 FOR SALE ( Miscellaneous) Patre 2 GENTLEMEN'S GOODS Pa*? 6 HOUSEFURNISHINtiS Patre 6 LADIES' GOODS Patre 7 LOCAL MENTION J>aire 8 LOST AND FOUND. Patre 2 MARRLAGES Patre 5 MEDICAL Patre 2 MISCELLANEOUS Pure 5 MONEY TO LOAN Paire 2 NOTARIES PUBLIC Pasre 7 OCEAN STEAMERS A....Paire 8 POTOMAC RIVER BOATS Patre 0 PIANOS AND ORGANS ....Patre 7 PERSONAL Patre 2 PRINT RS Patre 2 ' PROFESSIONAL Patre 2 I PROPOSALS Patre 3 RAILROADS Patre 6 SPECIAL NOTICES Patre 1 I SPECIALTIES Patre 7 THE INAUGURATION Patre 1 WANTED (Board) Patre 2 WANTED (Help* Patre 2 WANTED (Houses) Pag-e 2 WANTED (Situations) Patre 2 WANTED (Rooms) I'atre ~ \ WANTED (Miscellaneous).... Patru 2 WANTED (Lots) P?t?* WINTER RESORTS Pafe ~ WOOD AND COAL Patfo (J Government Receipts To-Day.?Internal revenul, ?250,832; customs. 8559,632. The President has approved the act for the relief of Richard Trabue, executor of James Trabue et al. Called Upon the Pbesident.?Among the President's callers to-day were Secretary Bay ard, Gen. Schofield. Representatives Rice, Breckenridge, Kv.; McMillin, Townsend, and Scott. Yet Another Notary.?The President has appointed Willard H. Myers to be notary pub public for the District of Columbia. Increased Postal Revenues.?Advanced re turns from thirty of the largest post-offices in the country show that their gross postal rev enues for the quarter ending December 31. 1888, was $5,691.093?an increase of nine per i cent over the receipts of the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal year. At this rate of increase, the gross revenue of the Post-office department, including money-order receipts, for the whole of the current fiscal year, will be $58,440,802. which is nearly a million dollars in excess of the department's previous estimates. The Delivery of Local Letters.?The Post master-General has issued an order directing that when local letters are dropped in the post office with the postage inadvertently wholly unpaid or paid less than the amount required by law. the sender being unknown, they shall be delivered and the deficient postage collected at the time of deliverv. If the person to whom the letter is addressed refuses to pay the post age the letter shall go to the dead letter office. No Fear fob the Atlanta.?Although no word has yet been received at the Navy de partment from the U. 8. 8. Atlanta, which left New York about ten days ago for Hayti, no fear or anxiety is felt about her safety. She is thought to have alreadv arrived in Havtian waters, but has'not had opportunity to go to Jamaica, the nearest cable station, and that when she does so a message announcing her safe arrival will be sent to Washington. Storekeepers Appointed.?The Secretary of the Treasury has appointed Clay H. Van Ars dale storekeeper at Louisville. Ky.. and Robert P. Graham storekeeper at Richmond, Ky. Pictures for Mr. Endicott.?The Secretary of the Treasury has instructed the collector of customs at New York to waive the production of consular invoice and examination in the case of two pictures imported by Secretary Endicott. These pictures were sent to England for exhi bition, and are now returned without the con sular invoice usually required in such cases. To-day's Bokd Offebinos.?To-day's bond offerings aggregated $1,192,500, as follows: Registered 4s, ?.">00 at 129}^; registered 4>48, *1.000,000 at 10y>i, ?50,000 at 109, ?90,000 at 109, $52,000 at 109^ The Secretary of State has accepted the resignation of B. D. Armstrong, United States vice-consul at Rio Janeiro. Brazil. Mr. Chas. M. 8. Leslie will be appointed to fill the va cancy. He is at present a book-keeper in a commercial house at that port. Leave of Absence Gbanted.?Capt. John N. Pullman, assistant quartermaster, has been granted one mouth's exti union of leave. Personal.?Wm. Berry and W. R. Powers of Chicago, an A Morton McMichael of Philadel phia are at Worm ley's. Geo. A. Kelly of Pittsburg is at the Arlington. John L. Ken nedy of Pittsburg. Thos. J.Walker of Plymouth. N. ft.. and G. C. Goss and W. J. Gibson of New York.are at the Riggs. W.G. Crowell of Phila delphia. J. A. Waddell of Kansas City, and C. Browne of Boston, are at Welcker's. A. Len aro of Chicago, J. Keenan. jr., of Pittsburg, and Fred. W. Wendell of Columbus, are at the F.bbitt. H. A. Howe of Albion. N. Y., Col. John Keller of New York, und J. A. Price of Scranton, Pa., are at the St. James. R. C. Howe, general manager of the New York Life Insurance company; C. W. Davis of Montreal. John F. Henry. Aaron Vanderbilt, and Ambrose Snow of New York, and 8. P. Stockton of Princeton, are at Willard's , Judge Merrick's Condition Unchanged. The condition of Judge Merrick is about the same as yesterday. He spent a comfortable night and the family thiuk he is on the road to recovery. * Steam and Hand-Presses. plate printing ^xpebts puzzled to detebxine Their pboducts. The Senate subcomroitte on finance gave a hSoring this morning on the much vexed ques tion of steam vs. hand-presses in the bureau of engraving and printing. The testimony and arguments were almost precisely the same as the testimony and argument on the House i side. i The subcommittee has had a great deal of ammement out of the hearings, but what the serious results will be no one knows. Mr.Gravcs' tests caused more fun than anything else in tne enquiry. He brought with him to the commit tee roo'm a box full of bills, some printed on the hand-presses while others were the uroduct of steam machinery. Thev were mixed up in discriminately, and when Mr. Graves saw his opportunity he would test the keenness of the expert witnesses on the plate-printers' side of the case by asking them to take a hsndful of bills and 'separate them?the hand-printed in one heap, the steam-printed in another. The results of the tests were said to have been ludicrously embarrassing to the experts. Sev eral of them failed utterly to distinguish be tween the two varieties, and three of the wit nesses, in soccessiou, insisted, by their selec tion, that the "steam press" bills were the work of the hand-press. One expert, who had gone so deeply into the matter as to present the committee with an elaborate drawing in which the com lusions were all favorable to the hand press, made eight attempts to classify the work, and in six of them he failed completely. I he committee was struck with the difficulty the experts experienced, and while none of the Senators said anything at all committal, they were evidently puzzled tm to what course to pursue in their report AT THE CAPITOL TO-DAY. ? ^ THE SAMOAN INCIDENT. It is Discussed in the Senate. SOME STIRRING) SPEECHES MADE. The Oklahoma Bill Debated in the House. The Senate. The Senate met at 11 a.m. The credentials of Mr. Plumb for a new senatorial term were presented, read and placed on file. Mr. Mitchell offered a resolution (which was agreed to) calling on the Secretary of the Treasury for a statement of the amounts in the sinking fund to the credit of the Union and Cen tral Pacific railroad companies, respectively, on the 1st of February, 1889, under the Thur man act, with the amount of each invested in bonds; the market value of such bonds, and the amount which would have been in the sink ing fund if no investment in bonds had been made. THE DIPLOMATIC BILL RESUMED. The Senate resumed consideration of the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill? the question being on the amendments affect ing the Samoan Islands. Mr. Dolph said that the question was one of special and local interest to the people of the Pacific coast, and that whatever might be thought as to the propriety of a general dis cussion of American rights and interests in the Samoan Islands, and of the relations of the government of the United States to the Ger man government, the discussion had proceeded so far as to render further discussion desir able. The views which he would express would be his own individual views, and should neither compromise the government nor receive undue attention elsewhere. After a general description of the islands, their products, inhabitants and commercial im portance, Mr. Dolph reviewed the history of affairs since the United States government first took an interest in the Samoan Islands and the recent occurrences, which (he said) had in volved the United States in some controversy with the German government. He spoke of Col. Steinberger's mission to the I islands as United States consular agent, and of the petition which he brought to the United | States signed by the principal chiefs?Malietoa I (a predecessor of the late king) among others? asking for annexation, and showing their belief that the United States government had ex tended a protectorate over them. Steinberger (he said) had been sent back with presents from the United States government with a letter from President Grant, expressing the most lively interest in the people of the islands and a hope that their independent au tonomy would be preserved. Steinberger had soon afterward left the service of the United States government and became premier of King Malietoa's government?this being the first stable government established there; and this autonomous (or rather individual) gov ernment of Steinberger continued till Febru ary, 1878, when he was arrested by the officers and men of a British man-of-war, deported, taken to one of the Fiji islands, and there re leased. He spoke of the treaty or convention of November. 1884, between Samoa and Germany as one which, if it had been executed, would have substantially secured to the German gov ernment the entire control of the islands. Mr. Morgan remarked that that convention contained evidence absolutely convincing of the determination of Germany to acquire juris diction and power in Samoa, and that Germany j would not have abandoned it but for the pres sure brought to bear by other interested powers. Mr. Dolph said that the extensive provisions of that treaty and the powers conferred by it on Germany were entirely incompatible with the independence and antonomy of the native gov ernment, and were inconsistent with American treaty-rights there, but that as soon as the German fleet sailed away the treaty had been I repudiated by Malietoa*as having been signed I under protest. . Mr. Morgan agreed as to its being necessarily implied; but said that, if it had not been re duced to writing and made a matter of positive agreement, then the violation of the status quo bv Germany was not a breach of faith, but a discourtesy. That was the point which he wanted to" get at?whether there was a duty restiug on the United States government to VINDICATE ITS BIGHTS AND CH.VBACTBB. Mr. Dolph?Our interests, and our rights, and our duty, as a nation, in reference to the Samoan Islands, rests (in my judgment) on a broader principle than anything arising out of the conferense, or out of the treaty with the Samoan Islands, or out of the treaties of other European governments with them. As I pro ceed I shall develop the grounds on which I tlunk the United States should interest itself in Samoan affairs. 1 do not propose, at this time, to criticise the action of the German gov ernment. It is in accordance with the policy of European governments?the policy of acqui sition?which has prevailed until almost all the islands of the Pacific ocean have been par titioned between them. Coming down to the specific amendments Mr. Dolph sai 1 ne could hardly conceive why the go vermin nt should spend ?100 000 in establish ing a coaliug station at Pago-Pago unless the governmtnt should insist that all its rights were to continue. If Congress were to inter fere in the matter, something very different from the pending amendments would be re quired. If he were asked what that was to be, h?; should say that Congress should direct the President to insist upon a restoration, by -the German government of the status quo, at the tima of the Washington conference, and to notify the German government that the United States wo aid not permit the Samson Islands to pass under the control of any foreigu nation.aud that their independent autonomy must be main tained. He saw no good reason why, if neces surv and if requested by the Samoan people, an American protectorate should not be estab lished over them; and. that he said, would be an entirely different thing from intervention as practiced by European powers on the conti nent of Europe. While discussing the Monroe doctrine Mr. Dolph received a telegram, which lie Bent to the clerk's desk and had read. It wa.i signed by John G'. Henderson, of 108 west 40th street, New Vork. and described the great importance to the defense of the Pacific coast of having the Samoan Islands CONTROLLED ENTIRELY BY THE UNITED STATES. Mr. Gray asked Mr. Dolph whether he seriously contended that the setting up of a half-civilized monarchy in Samoa, and the anointing a half-savage with the oil of conse cration, was an assertion of the Monroo doc trine. Mr. Dolph?No. I am not asking that the United States shall do that. I do not under stand that the United States propose to do that. That is what has been done by Ger many. That is forcible interference with the 'internal affairs of the Samoan Islands bv a foreign power. It was that which was declnred againBt by President Monroe. I say that the Monroe doctr.ne should be asserted in reference io the Samoan Islands, as they come within its terms. Mr. Blair asked Mr. Dolph whether it was a fact (as he had been informed} that the Sa moan "savages" were Presbyterians, and were quite as exemplary aa the average people of the United States. Mr. Dolph replied that the people of the Samoan Islands were all nominally Christians, but he did not understand that they were all Presbyterians. Consul-General Sewall had In formed the committee that, morning aud eve ning. the incense of divine worship arose in every Samoan household. Mr. Eustis asked Mr. Dolph whether the same reasons that applied to the extension of the Monroe doctrine to the Sandwich Islands applied equally aa strong to its extension to the Samoan Islands. ! Mr. Dolph replied in the affirmative. There was no distinction between both cases. The Samoan Islands bore the same relation to Southern California that the Sandwich Islands bore to Northern California. Mr. Beagan spoke of the "feebleness" of the measures proposed, and proceeded to review , the whole question. If the statements of United States consular agents and naval officers could be relied upon it ?H clear, he nid. that Germany while professing not to intend to dii< regard tier treaty stipulations, was assuming the absolute control of the government of Sa moa and had, substantially, SET VP A GERMAN GOVERNMENT THXXF. Referring to Mr. Cleveland's message on the subject, Mr. Reagan remarked that the Presi dent understood that he had exhausted the au thority conferred on him by the Constitntion, and felt that he must ask Congress what fur ther steps should be taken. In reply to that was the pending proposition to appropriate ? 500,000 for the execution of the obligations and the protection of the interests of the United States. What policy, Mr. Reagan asked, was here indicated; or what power was given to the President which he did not already possess and which he had not already endeavored to exe cute? What was the president to understand by that language? Reverting to the documents that have been published, Mr. Reagan declared that no American citi zen could read the correspondence without feeling humiliation to see the rights of the ! United States brutally overridden and trodden down by German subalterns while the German prime minister was professing friendship and a desire to maintain proper relations with the government of the United States. His purpose was. he said, to call attention to the fact that the proposed amendment whs too feeble to answer the purpose. It was too fee ble to vindicate the rights of the American people in the matter. He had been sorry to near the Senator from Ohio. (Mr. Sherman) say yesterday that his proposi tion was limited" to the extension of the good offices of the United States. Good offices, Mr. Reagan exclaimed, to a people already con quered and subjugated by Germany! And we propose now to appropriate #500.000 for that purpose. If we mean anything let us signify it bv our action.. If we believe that we have rights which have been violated, we should assert those right as becomes a great and powerful nation. We should not be pre tending to apologize for the fact that we have assumed relations to Samoa. If Congress was possessed of Bismarck's force of will the trouble would be quickly settled, and without war. But. if we hesitate, if we vacillate, if we show we have rights, but will not vindicate them, we will certainly lose what rights we have in Samoa. I am not in favor of war. I know too well the calamities of war. But the humiliation of a great nation, in the face of an arrogant power, is worse than war. I would give the President power to de termine what our rights in the matter are, and the power to assert those rights in a way that could not be mistaken. If we do this we may expect to maintain our rights and to see the restoration of the status quo. I would sug gest to add to the pending amendment the words "and for the protection of the rights of American citizens." THE EXECUTIVE SESSION. The Senate then went into executive session, oil motion of Mr. Riddleberger, and is presum ably considering the British extradition treaty. House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. Townshend (.111.) the Sen ate amendment was concurred in to the House bill to authorize the furnishing of obsolete serviceable cannon to soldiers' homes. The Oklahoma bill was brought to the atten tion of the House by Mr. Springer (111.) with a motion to go into the committee of the whole for its consideration. Mr. Finley (Ky.) raised the point of "no quorum." A roll-call followed, and the motion was agreed to?yeas, 134; nays, 54. Mr. Dockery (Mo.) being assigned to preside over the com mittee. The pending amendment was one offered by Mr. Payson (HL). expressly providing that the rights of honorably discharged Union soldiers and sailors of the Late civil war to make homes on the public lands under the existing home stead law shall not, in anv degree, be impaired by the passage of this bill, but that sucb rights shall extend to any and all lands which shall be open to any settlement under the provisions of this bill. Mr. Payson advocated the amendment, and asserted that the rights of the soldiers to make homestead entries were not fully protected under the bill. On the contrary, the bill provided that the soldier should pay $1.25 per acre, the same as anybody else. The only argument presented against his amendment was based upon the ground of economy. Mr. Symes (CoL) said that, as a member of the G. A. R., he rose to 'oppose the amend ment. Some of the gentlemen who advocated the amendment must excuse him for saying that their actions showed that they were more anxious to defeat the bill than to grant special benefits to a few G. A. R. soldiers. The entlemen from Illinois and Indiana (Messrs. ayson and Holman i had had many good op f>ortunities during the past ten years to estab ish precedents for this amendment, but they had never even attempted to do so. Those I gentlemen had had special supervision of the I subject of the disposal of the public lands for many years and they had never attempted to pass such a measure for the benefit of the sol diers. Mr. Payson?I speak for myself as well as the gentleman from Indiana when I say that under our direction the House, in three different Con gresses. has passed a measure which restricts the entry of all land to khe homestead feature of the land and that alone. Mr. Symes?Why has this love for the soldier come to the surface on this subject Mr. Payson (interrupting)?This is the first time he was ever attacked. Mr. Symes (continuing)?Like the sudden ontbursting of a fountain from the earth with original, spontaneous and native force. Mr. Symes proceeded to cite various bills passed by the House for the opening up of Indian reservations, to show that no such pro vision as was now proposed hud been incor porated in thein. The government cot|)d not make an excep tion in favor of the G. A. K., because the gov ernment did not acquire the title to the land, and did not become the owner of the proceeds of the sale of it. The money passed from the settler to the In dian in pursuance of negotiations in which the United States simply acted as trustee. He would not presume to speak for the G. A. R., but he hud the right to speak as one of its members. He had the right to sav that the members of the G. A. R. were not beggars. They did not come before the House asking that 200 or 500 of them, who might be able to with the boomers into Oklahoma, should have a present of @200 to 9500 each, while thousands who were unable to go there and who were in want would receive nothing at alL While the dependent pension bill remained vetoed, the healthy, hearty, able-bodied mem bers of the G. A. R. who were able to go to the wilds of Oklahoma and redeem the country did not want a present of $500 from the govern ment Mr. Gr jsvenor (Ohio) Mid that he did not address the coihmittee as representing the G. A. R. He denied that any man had the right to come here and attempt to represent that or ganization as favoring or ogposiug any amendment of this character. He was here as a representative. trying to do what was ri&ht and just to the country and all the interests involved. For the first 'time and opportunity was presented to the repre sentatives of the people to make good some of their profuse and oft repeated pledge* to the soldiers of the country. Terr often the political parties of the country nad said to the soldiers that they were in favor of bestowing public lands upon the soldier*. This had been sound ing brass and tinkling cymbal* in the platforms of political parties. It was a fiction to aay that the land embraced in the bill did not come into the possession of the government. It was a fiction to say that the government held the land only in trust. > Mr. Perkins (Hon.)?Are you in favor of the bill? Mr. Grosvenor?With thi* provision I will vote for it. Without it I will stud where I have ever stood?opposed to the transfer of one part of the public domain, now held or here after acquired, in any other way than through the homestead law of the country, f Applause.] Mr. Peters (.Kan.) characterised the amend ment a* ingenious, bat as absolutely lacking in ingenuousness. It proposed to take from the Treasury about *20.000,000 apparently in the interest of ex-soldiers of the country. He said, '-apparently,"and he spoke advisedly. Gentlemen had only to look at those who had proposed and were supporting the amendment to ascertain what was the motive which acta- | a tea its presentation and support. Telegrams to The Star. AN INCIDENT AT SAMOA. How Capl Leary Bulldozed the Germans. THE AUSTRIAN CBOWH PRINCE DEAL THE LAWLESSNESS IN LOUISIANA. A PERJVRER'S CONFESSION. Acknowledging on His Death Bed that He .Maligned Mr. Harrington. Special Cable Dispatch to The Evksiito Star. London. Jan. 30.?I hare hesitated to send a sensational story published in the Freeman's Journal, but have made inquiries, aud Lock wood. the eminent counsel engaged in the Parnell commission, assures me it is perfectly true. The witness, O'Connor, who swore that Timothy Harrington instructed him to visit tenant's houses at night and intimidate them, has made a sworn information declaring that the evidence wag absolutely false. O'Connor being sick, and fearing death, sent for a priest and confessed, whereupon the priest insisted on his making reparation. The Parnellite leaders are disappointed, however, in not ob taining from O'Connor the names of the per sous who instigated the perjurv. The evident reluctance of the cotAnussion judges to deal with cases of contempt of court causes increasing boldness in criticising their conduct. Truth to-day accuses the judges of want of courage in not protesting against the impertinence of the attorney-general in wasting tlieii time. No doubt the judges would gladly do no if they dared. The other day at a dinner Justice Day was asked by a gentleman ho* long the com mission would last. His reply was tlibt he thought it could only end in one way?that was the death of one of the judges. O'BRIEN'S ARREST. Great Excitement Over the Aflair in Manchester. Special Cable Dispatch to The Evewiwb Sta? London, Jan. 30.?The accounts of Mr. O'Brien's arrest in Manchester, one of the divi sions of which is represented in Parliament by Balfour, say it is impossible to describe the enthusiasm on O'Bruu's behalf. Even the city authorities showed him every considei ation. O'Brien passed the night in the mayor's private apartments, the last tenant of which was the Prince of Wales' eldest son. "THE BISMARCK DYNASTY." A Bitter Attack Thought to be Inspired by the Empress Frederick. Special Cable Dispatch to The Evexiso Star. London. Jan. 30.?An article called "The Bismarck Dynasty,'' in the Contemporary Re consisting of a bitter attack on Bis marck and his son. will attract widespread at tention. There is internal evidence that it is written by somebody possessed of official se crets. Unlike other Contemporary articles, this is unsigned. It is rumored it was in spired by the Empress Frederick. What gives plausibility to tni? is that the article harps upon Bismarck's contempt for women. It com plains that the reason why Bismarck disliked the accession of Frederick was that Frederick had a high opinion of the talents of his wife. OUTRAGES IN 2NEW IBERIA. Negroes Whipped and Driven from Home and Their Houses Destroyed. New Orleans, Jan. 30.?The T\<>ve?-Demo crat'? Sew Iberia special says: Sew Iberia has again assumed its normal condition and scenes of bloodshed and riot, which have kept the inhabitants in a fever of excitement since Friday night last, have become a thing of the past, with the exception of street-corner talk and gossip. While a large number of citizens indorse the slaying of the negro Wakefield, there are many who express the opinion that as he was in the custody of the authorities the law should have been allowed to take its course. As to the action of the regulators in whipping some negroes, shooting at others, banishing many and destroying their homes, the best element of citizens condemn it. There were but THREE NEGROES WHIPPED and the whipping took place on Sunday. The regulators were organized in the town and were reinforced by a large number of men from the surrounding country. They first seized a negro twenty-four years of age named Joe Velos, alias James Modes, and conveyed him to the railroad track and there whipped him un mercifully. Their next victim was an old negro aged seventy. He was treated in the same brutal manner. The name of the third negro whipped could not be ascertained. When the three had been well flogged they were ordered to leave the parish, which they did. NO REASONS OIVEN FOR THE OUTRAGES. Sot a single man in Sew Iberia, either officer or citizen, could give any reason for these gross cruelties. One man said the victims were thought to be agitators. The next two negroes that the white caps gave their attention to were ex-Justice of the Peace McGaffev and his son. They ordered them to leave town, and as the negroes took their departure the regulators opened fire upon them with guns and pistols, but they luckily escaped without injury. After the negroes ordered to leave had taken their departure the mob proceeded to demolish several of their homes and places of business. Although a large number of those who partici pated in the attack upon the negroes are known no arrests have been made, nor has there been any investigation of the affair. The Times-Democrat in an article headed ' Regulators must be suppressed" urges Gov ernor Sicholls to take prompt action in sup pressing lawlessness and mob violence in Sew Iberia. THE GERMANS DID NOT FIRE. How Capt. Leary's Bold Message Saved a Samoan Settlement. Eac Claire, Wis.. Jan. 30.?A private letter has just been received here from lUlph W. I Morris, an officer on board the United States war-ship Adams. The letter is dated Honolulu, January 10. Speaking of the Kainoan affair, the writer says: -When war broke out between Tamasese and Mataafa. we, being the nearest American ship, were ordered to proceed with all haste to Apia and look out for American in terests. The German fleet was away, except the Adler, during the fighting. The A^ler left Apia and went around to Salafatta. with the express intention of driving Mataafa off Mint German property on which he had built an embankment for "his army. We also got under wav as soon as the Adler. and followed her and cleared up the decks for general quarters, and cleared ship for action. We arrived at Sala fatta astern of the Adler, and our captain, Leary. called a boat away and sent an officer over with a message, intimating that if the Adler fired one shot at one of the natives she would never get back to the Fatherland, unless the German government sent a wrecking com pany and had her picked up from the bottom of the ocean. The result was, the Adler went back to Apia, and we followed and anchored outside of her." Conflagration at Gloucester. Gloucester, Mass., Jan. 30.?The largest fire for manv rears occurred hers this morn ing. entirely destroying a large wooden block on Main street, owned br Jennie Jacobs and the late Charles W. Dennison and occupied by several parties. By a heroic straggle the fire men prevented the fire extending to the Odd Fellows' building and Rogers brick block ad joining. Reopening the Spring Valley Mine. Spring Valley, III . Jan. Ml?The lock-out of the two thousand miners and company men who struck here ten days ago, seems to be at an end. the Spring Valley coal company having - - -? of Hi winss The decided to reopen two of its mines, strikers hare fully conceded to the con its rights to hire men and disoharge as msa as they Me ftt ARCHDUKE RIDOLPH DEAD. TIm Austrian Crown Prince 8?ddanly Mriokfn with Apople*>. Timii, Jan. 3P.? Archduke Rudolph, tin Austrian crown prince and heir apparent to the throne, died suddenly. The crown prince died ?? Meirlmg. dmt Baden Hi* death is sup posed to hava been caused bv apoplexy. roCXD BUD ? BEO. Viessa. Jan. SO ?Nothing definite a* to the canae of Crown Prince Rudolph * daath ha* rat hewn defined. By aome persons it u believed it waa doe to disease of the heart. It hM been learned that he waa found dead in bed thia morning bv hi* valet, when the latter en tered hu bed-chamber. Tne town of BadrM * h< re he died, ta an Austrian town twelve oua ntea trom Vienna. WAR SHIPS AT MARK ISLAND. The Mohican, Monongahela tnd Thettb Could be Krad) for Vrtlce In a W eek. 8as Fea>xi?oo. Jan. 90.?A. representative of the Assoc is ted Press yesterday visited Mara Inland navy-yard to aee what progreas u being made in getting ready for ees the Cnited Statm men-of-war Mohican and Monongahela. Ha found activity everywhere present on the inland, but especially aln>ard the two vessels named. In reply to a question Commandant (Jeorge E. Belknap stated that at the present rate of progress the Monongahela and Mo hican will probably be pnt to sea about the middle of next week. The former, which ia a storeahip. goes to the Samoan Islands direct, not even touching at Honolulu, unless stormy weather and adverae wind* ahoald render it necessary to replenish her supply of coal. The Monogshela will have a complement of ?bout 200 men. Under the present instruction* the Mohican will proceed with all speed to Panama, there to exchange othce-s and hold herself in readiness tomtit station to which she may be then ordered. The officer* on board the ship, however, consider that her ultimate destination will be Samoa. The old battery of the Mohican has beeu replaced in the ship, the new battery which waa ordered for her having arrived too late to be placed in position. The old battery, however, ia deemed quite ef fective THE THETIS AXP IBl'vtVI*. As regard* the other ships the commandant stated the Thetis, if there should be urgent call for her service, couid be put in readiness for ?ea within a week and in less time if necee aarrv. The Iroquois l* undergoing repair* quite extensive in their way and it might be sixty days before she could be made ready for sea. The turreted monitor. Comanche, ia in trim and if called for could sail for any port on on one or two day's notice. The cruiser Charleston, which is building at the l~nioti Iron Work*, San Francisco, is nearly ready for her trial trip and might possibly be got ready for service within two months. Commandant B? Iknap has not been advised whether or not the Charleston's battery has yet been shipped from the east. Work is just being recommenced ou the lnrge monitor Monanuock, which is lying at the navy-vard. and a fund sufficient for her completion has been made, but it would prob ably be two year* before she could be got ready for service. This accounts for all Ui? ships of the Pacific squadron at Mare Island navy yard or in San Francisco harbor, with the exception of Farrngut's old flagship Hartford, which is anchored far out iu the stream and is completely housed over. NOT SERIOUSLY ILL. Xo Truth in the Alarming Story About Senator-elect Washburn. Misseapolib. Mis*.. J?u 30.?The report that Senator-elect Washburn is dangerously ill is not true. He has been indisposed from overwork in the senatorial campaign during the past few days, but has recovered rapidly. Mr. Washburn expect# to start for Chicago on his wav east this afternoon. . . _ The story was published that he was dying. I'ssncd its Third Reading. Btun, Jan. 30.?In the rei< hstag to-day the East Africa hill pawed iu third reading without debate. Violating th% Interstate Law. WHAT THE CO**:*SU'SEIl6 DISCOVERED OB THEIB LATEST VISIT TO CHJCAOO. Chicago. Jan. 30.-A local paper says that while Interstate Commerce Commissioner* Coolev and Morrison were here they made a searching investigation into the alleged pas senger irregularities since their last visit. Their inquiry proved a fruitful one. Every charge made" was fully proved, some of those inculcated waking a clean breast of eyerv thiug The ticket deal with Broker Frank re vealed some rather unpleasant facta, and placed certain parties in an nnenfiable position. Mr. Griffin, until recently local passenger agent of the Wabash, showed that he acted throughout under infrac tion* from his superior officers, and the com missioners exculpated him trom any blame in the matter. Receiver McNultawas before the commissioners and received quite a severe lec ture for permitting his subordinates to engage in unlawful practices. Thev felt confident that Gen. McNulta was not personally respon sible. but they thought he should have exer cised greater" vigilance in the management of his passenger department. McNulta expressed regret and assured the commissioners that he had taken all possible precautious to prevent anv irregularities in the future, and that any ofticial of his road hereafter detected in wrong doing would be promptly discharged. General Passenger Agent Snow was before the commissioner*. The commissioners thought that there was no excuse for sncb practioes as he was charged with, and the excuse that he simplv met the competition of others did not exonerate him. Because others violated the law was no reason lor him to do likewise. He was given a wsming not to be caught in such ^Gt^erl^Maiiagrr Jeffries, of the Illinois Central, was brought before the commissioner* and gave valuable evidence. The officials of the Burlington and Northern also received an overhauling for being engaged in practices that were contrarv to law. lhe commission ers hsve not yet decided what action J"** take regarding the developments. They inti mate that steps will be taken that will make similar practices odious in the future. 1 he> will be back again next Monday, when they mav give the matter further consideration. AH the officials that had been before them during the last two days declared that all fur ther dealing* with scalper* had been stopped. Excitement In Peeth. OBEAT ILL-FEEUSO ABOCSED BT THE PABSAOE OW THE 1SEW All XT BILL. Perth. Jan. 30.?A portion of the populace is still greatlv incensed at the passage of the army bill in the diet yesterday, and t^^-e very occa sion to show their displeasure, / great crowd gathered outside the parliament building*i to dav and endeavored to prevent the^ d**"*" from entering the chamber. A squad of hue liars was compelled to charge upon the crowd in order to disperse it. Several l*?ons w hurt, including some women and children. The Blakelock-C arroll Fight. Ra> *?AScnco. Jan. 80.?The date of the Blake lock. Carroll fight, which was postponed on account of the accident to Carrolfs leg, has been fixed for March 19. Fire In Taneytown, Md. Baltimore. Jan. 30.-A fire started Monday night in the coal and lumber shed* of Tobiae H Eckenrode. Taneytown, Carroll county, and continues to burn. The losses are. Samue* E. Beindollar. |m00 on building; Frank Bow?r sox. agricultural implement*, ll.w; T? n. Eckenrode, on lumber and coal. $3,500. The Generous Autocrat. Bottoh. Jsn. 30 -1*. Oliver Wend^tt Holmes has presented his vast medical library to the Boston medical library association. Gen. Hovey's Successor. poeEi, tie iettblicaii <**?*?***; wax Bath A MAJOEITT OF FlOl 600 TO 1,000. Ijcpiahatoli*. Evan.viUe, Ind.. wrr?^ndrnt r?porUjh^ Poeev (rep.) ha* been elected to Co"*?"""* the first Indiana district^ by a mag** ranging from 600 to 1.000. This ? thedatrff represented by Gen. Hovey. and ye^erdar* election was called for the purpoes of filling the vacancy in the his resignation. In November Po?y beaten twentv votes by W. F. Parrew isi?oe race for representative In the Fifty-ftrM Congress. , General Foreign News. at m BLABOBS. Bebliu, Jan. 90.?Emperor William has sent a letter of thanks, with the asanranes of his futwe protection and sympathy, to the Berlin Grand Lodge of Masons for iheir Mew l'enr The empeioi has conferred < Doctors Landgraf and Schrsder. who sMss Emperor Frederick daring his last llln*** Herr Ton Seidel has been appointed par of the royal art collection. (Mb