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\? Enlightened View of What It Should and Will Be. ***** " QEXEBAL AMD KVI rlUl PARK [J PAR TICTTLAJl THE DAT *HI1 TOT CAPITAL WILL ? ?TI TWO MILLION INHABITANTS AXD take i* cxiowtowk, Alexandria, falls CHCBCH. TtSLinoW*. IU(M>, ASD BLADENS acaa. Tn th? Mltr rof The Bvwrrso Star : I im in favor of Rock creek park because ft is right that we should have it I am in favor of it because the people want it and because it is a great public necessity, which will conduce to the beauty of the city and the health and enjoyment of the people. It would seem as though what the people want and are willing to pay for they ought to be allowed to hare. Our twenty years ago we thought we were sure of the park. I believe every committee of botlj house* of Congress to whom the matter has .been referred has reported favorably, and yet so great is the rush of business the bill can never be got through both houses at one ses sion. Every year's delay adds to the amount that will be required to buy these lands. Twenty years ago it could have been bought for an av ? rage of about f 100 per acre; now it will cost many times that. It is said by some that the land is held by speculators who want to unload. Well, let them unload. No harm can result to the District so long as they unload into the lian<ls of men sworn to take the land at a fair market value. There is no better time to buy than when men want to sell. Ten minutes, if there be no objection, will be all the time it will require to pat thepnrk bill through both houses of CongrmM. Tnen why cannot we have at this session what everybody, in and out of Congress, wants? A PARE FOB ALL THE PEOPLE. The people are not opposed to parks for the benefit of all the people. While welcoming im provements, they object to the unfair discrim ination that has been going on here for many years, by which, while the people of the cen tral and eastern sections of the city have been deprived of needed improvements, they have l>een taxed to pay for improvements on streets not built upon in other sections. They would like to see the boulders on street, on which there are two churches, taken up and replaced bv a smooth asphalt pavement. They would like to see the wretched worn-out foot-pave ments in the center of the city put in order before any more costly pavements are laid on streets where nobody reside*. But. while tak ing this stand, they are all, as far as I know, in favor of at once securing the Rock creek val ley for a Park for all the people. Park*, like other modern improvements, are OF REi'EST DATE. Sixty years ago there wax not a sewer, a sys tem of water works.a gas plant.or a public park on the American continent, and but few in the world. The telegraph was not invented and railroads iind steamboats were in their infancy. n he !)?*re?> approach to a park was Boston Common, with its historical frog pond. 1 re member Boston when its streets were paved with cobble stones aud lighted with whale oil. It had no water works and no sewers. The people had to depend upon pumps for water, and its "Brighton artillery" was a terror" at night. Then it took three mouths to carry a mans thoughts from Sew York to Loudon. Now they are carried in three seconds. London groped its way through the darkness of one thousand years by the dim light of tal low candles, huddled iu narrow streets behind a high wall, without a sewer or a park. To Henry the VIII is due the credit of securing THE FIRST PARK POB LOXDOX by reclaiming a wild marsh of ninety acres, one mile west of '"the city." on which he built St. James palace. The old idea was when a town was laid ont to suuuund it by a wall instead of pleasant parks. eiiMosing as' much land as it was thought the city would ever occupy. In sailing along the shores of the Mediterranean one will see at this day old towns surrounded with high walls. built*2.000 rears ago. The wall built by the Romans around Loudon, in the fourth century, was three miles in circumfer ence. Beyond those limits they thought the city could never grow. In protecting them selves by this wall from enemies, real and fancied, from withont. the people became the prey of a more deadly enemy within the shape of disease engendered by surface drainage, poor water, close quarters, and filthy habits. Every thirty years London wiw visited by a plague. Nine epidemics visited the city between the tourteeuth and seventeenth centuries, culminating in the great plague of 1664. which carried off over 80.000 people. Then followed tbe great fire of 1066. which laid in ruins 400 streets and deprived 100.000 people of their homes. Decimated by pestilence and purified by fire. London rose from its ashes in 1667 a wiser if not a better city. It was rebuilt on a broader scale. The old Roman walls gradually crumbled away and London began to expand. New parks were se cured from time to time until there is a chain of parks extending from St. James palace to the Kensington gardens, forming a drive over 4 miles in length. The west end of this park, which two hundred years ago was 4 miles in the country, is to-dav surrounded by a popula tion greater than that of the District of Colum bia. When London begau to provide parks for the people it began to grow rapidly. It has added more to it* population during the reign of Victoria than in all its previous history ex tending back to the beginning of the Christian era. What is the cause of this marvelous growth of <0.000 a vear, or 300.000 in fifty year*? I answer "modern improvements," de rived from OOOD DBAIXAOK. GOOD WATER, AND XCHEBOrS PARKS For THE PEOPLE. London has the finest system of drainage in the world, by which its sewage is taken up and deposited in the Thames, twelve miles be low the city. It now has its St. James' park, its iireen park. it* Hyde park, its Kensington gardens, its Regent park with its Zoological gardens, its Primrose nill. its Kensington park, its Fiiisburv park, its Southwark park, its great Richmond park, its Victoria park, its Battersea p.irk. its Hampton Court park, its Crystal Pal ace with it* wonderful fountains and "cascades, its Horticultural gardens, it* Botanical gardens, aud its beautiful Kew gardens, besides hun dreds of squares adorned with flowers, green gows and shrubbery, and is continually adding !>?? w parks. The British Islands do not contain as manv square miles as the territory of Dakotn. ami not half as many as the state of Texas, and yet their capital contains more acreage of parks than all the parks of the principal cities or this country, while >he capital of the United States contains no parks at all. EXCEPT THE FEW ACRES that compose the mall and the grounds of the Soldiers' Home, which belong to the soldiers of the regular army. The question is asked how long London will continue to grow. Its populatiou in 1861 was ?J,909,9*1. In 1871. 3.251.804. In 1833. 4.704. UQ0, and must now be considerable over 5.000. UOO. It will be seen that the greatest increase during the eight years from 1871 to 18*3. when it was 1.512.1%, or 126.016 per year, an increase every year nearly equal to th? po pu lation of the state of Delaware. Multip ly Washington by twenty aud we have Londo n. It contains more population thsn the six Ne w England state* with all their cities. People are accustomcd to say that London has about reached the limit of its growth, and cannot possibly become much larger. This is hu error. No city can grow withont a cause. U'-move tbe cause and tbe city will ?top grow ing. lovdos m the world's obeat "clkakiko HOUSE," the center of exchange for money and thought, aud while it occupies that position, and the world continue* to grow in wealth and popula tion, ju*t so long London will continue to grow. Washington has ten times the population it had fifty year* ago, and three times what it had twenty-five year* ago. It has increased in population ou an average of 7.000 per year dur ing the past twenty years, and is increasing to day faster than ever. The causes that have made London a neat city will make Washington a great city, "ftiere are children here to-day who will live to see TUB CESTEB OF POPtTLATlOS aartto of Qarfield hospital. While the capitol rraasas here, and the country continue* to Kr^r wealth and population. Washington w? continue to grow in wealth and population. Go back S miles south of Union town and draw a line, taking in Bladensburg. Hligo. Fall* ?hai*h, and Alexandria, and you will get an >d*e of the magnitude of the praaent city of liMdoa aud of what Washington may some toy be. The area is no greater than that whwfc take* la Hammersmith and Southwark, Wafarfch and Hempstead, the boundaries of tbe rtjr of London. a look isrto tub Ftrmr. I fancy I see the curtain lifted that conceals tbe twenty-first century from view. I see the propoee* park tbe center of 2.000,000 popula ttea; I eee tbe Eastern branch filled up. it* channel turned into a sewer, and what is now ? malarious marsh, laid out with beautiful s treeta; I so* Pennsylvania avenue raised above reach of Hood*; I see a city west of the ,rvur; I see the Potomac spanned with bridge* v?y half ail*, from the Long bridge tout* Little folia; I aee a new system of water-works, with an immense reservoir on Tenlejrtown heights. I hear men apeak of loco motives and steamboats as things of the past. ? I aee electric ironways running over paved streets lit up with electric lights from Bladensburg to Alexandria and Falls Church, and from Lniontown to Sligo and Xenleytown. I see majestic ahips propelled by electricity navigating the air. I aee mind communicating with mind witbut the ose of wires. I see a city without smoke, soot, or ashes; so clean that sickness will be compara tively unknown. I see a city warmed, its food rooked, and manufactures carried on largely, if not wholly, bv the utilized heat of the sun coming through 95.000.000 miles of space. I , wee a disarmament of nations and this world so long a slaughter-field made to blossom with peace, love, and good-will for all. I see a peo ple educated oat of the narrow selfishness that characterizes this age. and made to realize that true wealth is character, and that without char acter men become the meanest of paupers. I see syndicates and rings that monopolise land, and hold it to deprive the poor of homes, while its valnc is increased by improvements made around it by others, driven out of their nefarious calling* by a righteous public senti ment carried into statutes that will tax land its market value instead of improvements. I see other parks added, from time to time, to the one now proposed, which, with our mild climate, broad, clean, smooth, paved streets and the advantage it derives from being the seat of government of the greatest nation upon earth, will make Waroington the most attrac tive of cities for a residence, as well as the larg est city on the American continent, if not of the world. I see it as the home of scholars, the seat of learning, art, science and refine ment, with a population vieing with each other to see who will do the most during the brief time allotted to life upon this earth to make it and its people better. All of these things may occur and yet not be as wonderful as the progress made in the arts and sciences during the past century. J. H. Crane. A BACK WAR IMMINENT. The Negro Exodus in North Carolina Creating Serious Trouble. Atlanta, Oa., telwram to the N. Y. Herald, Feb. 10. North Carolina is on the verge of a race war which promises to be the most serious affair of the kind the south has ever known. It all grows out of the emigration that has taken ne groes from that state to the west and southwest. All the railroad emigrant agents have been driven out of the state and no agent seems to have the nerve to go after them, although John I'. Richardson and brother, who own large plan tations in Louisiana, Mississippi, ami Arkansas. have a standing order for 2,000 plantation ue- ! groes. Mr. John P, Richardson was himself I ordered to leave the vicinity of Goldsboro a ? few days ago by farmers and others, who are ! up in arms. They claim that the emigrant agents are inducing the negroes to go back on i their contracts, and that they (,the farmers) can get no help. THE XILITARY CALLED OCT. In Wayne county the local military compa nies have been called out at the instance of the farming element. The whites have asked the legislature to take some steps to prevent the i negroes leaving the state, and the negroes have j [ retaliated by calling upon their race to attend a public meeting at Goldsboro. This was I stopped, but not before resolutions had been j passed setting forth that as tho negroes do not j get their rights in North Carolina they are com- i welled to go elsewhere. That they are "cursed ' by the -no-fence law,' oppressed bv the farm ers' alliance, published to the world as thieves i and convicts, and outraged by the landlord and tenant laws of the state;" that they are not al- ; lowed to gather a mess of peas which they have | cultivated unless they give the landlord notice. HEADED BY GOD. Then the resolutions go on to say: "God is at the head of this move, and not the Richmond and Danville railroad company. The voice of John Brown is sounding in the ears of the sons of Ham. and the great southwest says. 1 ?Come; we have lands,' and the oppressed con science of the negro says 'Go, and we are going." j AS OCTBRIAZ IMMINENT. A gentleman who reached Atlanta to-night j says that in different parts of North Carolina the relations between the two ruces are so strained that an outbreak may be expected at , any moment. Both whites and blacks are heavily armed. Governor Scales has issued secret orders to the state militia to got ready : to quell possible outbreaks. The North Caro lina newspapers are concealing the true state i of affairs, but the situation is certainly most > I critical. Walt Whitman Still Slclc. From the Philadelphia Times, Feb. 17. Walt Whitman has not been able to leave hig home, on Mickle street, Camden, since the rectut severe illness, which has left him feebler j than ever. Most of the time he sits in a big j arm-chair in his bed-room, wrapped in a blanket shawL He does no literary work now. j his "November Boughs" having been com- | pleted. The venerable poet looks thinner and ! his eye is not as bright as before his latest ill- | ness. but bis intellect is as keen and his words ?as cheery as of yore. He receives but few vis itors. but a small circle of intimate friends drop in frequently for a pleasant chat. He is attended constantly by a male nurse. ? The Washington Ear. Washington Oorresiondence of the Q lobe-Democrat. TV ith the march of modern improvements and the growth of luxury, diseases and their names increase, and humanity suffers from a ! score of pollvsyllabic ailments now that our ? grandfathers never heard of. The latest is "the Washington ear." and such a name is a provo- i cation to all the jokers and scoffers who know | what extraordinary things the Washington ear does manage to gather in. and the Washington tongue thereafter spreads. A friend of mine was taken with a sudden and frightful pain in one ear, after a long drive on a windy dav in an open carriage. Mindful of Rosroe Conk ling's sufferings and untimely end. she gent at once for the best aurist in "the city, and after the tirst look he said: "Oh. it is nothing but the Washington ear. It is an inflammation cansed by the dust from these asphalt pave ments. The dust is verv poisonous to the ear, and I have innumerable cases of it. One or two patients, who have obstinately refused to wear cotton in their ears on windy or dustv davs, have lost their ear drums bv'following inn.immations." In time one may expect to see resident* of asphalt-paved cities all wearing cotton in their ears like the careful majority of Frenchmen, who do it "to keep the little breezes from blow ing around in their brains." There is an ear piercing quality in the air of Paris on the damp, cold days of autumn and winter that makes visitors sometimes envv the old gentle men and the cal>-drivers who'fill their ears up so carefully with cotton, but that poison should lie in our smooth asphalt pavements is an un fortunate discovery of medical science. ??? The Electric Sugar Fraud. MR.-,. FRIKSD AMI! HER ASSISTANTS ARHKHTEI) KOtt <?BTAIM.NO MOSEY CKDER FALSE PRETENSES. Mrs. Olive E. Friend, her step-father, Wm. E. Howard, her mother. Emily Howard. Orin A. Holstcad and George Holstead. charged with conspiracy in the Electric sugar refinery company frauds, were arrested in Milan, Mich", Saturday evening, taken to Ann Arbor and placed in jail at midnight. In the latter part of January last, in New York, three indictment* were returned against them for obtaining money tinder false pretenses. These indict ments were kept a profound secret. Requisitions were obtained by District at torney Fellows from Oov. Hill, and on these requisitions warrant* were issued by Gov. Luce February 1. The trouble has been since that it took time to get Howard into Michigan. He was staying at Windsor and would not cross the river. Mrs. Friend returned to her home at Milan Friday. She had been traced within reach of the warrants several times, but was not arrested, because the detectives could not f[et Howard. Saturday morning Howard, b? jeving that no criminal action could be begun, and that he could defend civil suits, returned to Milan, and the arrests followed. ? ?? Alabama Covets West Florida. - The move ment for the annexation of West Florida to Alabama has been renewed in the Alabama legislature. A bill for that purpone has been introduced in the legislature. It provides that: -The governor be. and he is hereby, authorized to appoint the commission to nego tiate with the governor of the state of Florida for the annexation to the state of Alabama of that portion of Florida lying west of the Chat tahoochee river and Apalachicola river." The argument in favor of annexation ia that the territory in question naturally belongs to Ala bama; that Florida to unable to guard so ex tensive a coastline, and that, as Alabama wonld be the first sufferer by the importation of dis ease, the should have the right to remedy it by control of her own natural coast. M*. Garrett Very Mccb Better.-Robert Garrett, the insane millionaire, temporarily re siding at Bid^ewood, N. J.. has shown remark rewvery. ' OI K MARYLAND NEIGHBORS. News and Gossip from Rockvfllt and Vicinity. MEETING or THE PUBLIC NCHOOL TEACHXBS' km~ SOCLATI05?MB. CLATTOH FIELDS' CONDITIO]*? BOW HE WAS ASSAULTED?THE SUICIDE OS *>?* T. POBTEft. Correspondence of The Ltiwiwo Stab. Bocktille, Feb. 17, 1889. ' The association of the teachers of the ptiblic schools of this county met here yesterday. The meeting was called to order by Willard Hink ley, president: Miss Blazxhe Braddock acting as secretary. The committee appointed at the last meeting to select a suitable grammar for use in the schools, made a lengthy report re commending the choice of several series, but deciding that no change should be made this year on account of the shortness of time before the schools will close for the summer vacation. The question for discussion. "How shall order , and attention be secured in the school-room." was then taken up and ably disenssed by Messrs. Amos. Pace, Green and Story. President Hink- I ley leading in the discussion, which was also participated in by Misses Alice Gardner. Annv Stabler and Lucy Garrett. Mr. George Miller, of the Sherwood institute, near Kaudv Spring, upon invitation, made an address to the teach ers. which was listened to with marked atten tion. Miss Mary Magruder, of Brookville, also made some remarks upon educational topics, which were well received. Miss Blanche Brad dock gave a pleasant reading, and an amusing recitation was given by Mr. Robert Green. At 2 o'clock each of the teachers received from John J. Higgins, secretary and treasurer, a check for the amount due each one for the winter term. The attendance was unusually large, and much interest was manifested in the proceedings. Latest reports from Wood's lock, on the Chesapeake and Chio canal, represent that Mr. Clayton Fields, who was violently assaulted gome nights ago by two negro men, is slowly recovering. It appears that after he had closed his store for the night the men rapped at the door and asked admittance to procure some tobacco. After they had been waited on they asked for some tea, and as Mr. Fields stooped down to got that article he was dealt a mur derous blow on the side of the head with a heavy club, which knocked him down and ren dered him insensible, in which condition he remained for some time. The negroes then relieved him of }45 and a gold watch and made their escape to a small boat, in which they had crossed the Potomac. One of the negroes is known as a desperate character, living in the vicinity of Leesburg, Va. He has not been seen since the occurrence of the outrage, but the Loudoun county officers are on the lookout for him. Mr. John J. Higgins, secretary and examiner to the school board, has contracted with Mr. T. C. Groomes for the erection of a fine dwell ing-house near the southwest limits of town. Work on the building will be commenced in a short time. Mr. John T. Porter, who committed suicide in a hotel in Baltimore yesterday, by taking laudanum and turning on his gas in liis room, was well known in this town, where he resided for a number of years. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Wm. Braddock and undo of Mr. 1). Scott Braddock. formerly of this place and now of Washington. The report of nis death was received here with much regret bv our citizens. The citizens of Knowles' station, on the Me tropolitan Branch railroad, have held a meet ing to make arrangements for the erection at that place of a public hall, which, in addition to other purposes, can in part be nsed for the accommodation of the public school. A com mittee was appointed to confer with the board of school commissioners upon the subject. They have also petitioned the Baltimore and Ohio railroad company for the erection of a depot at that place of sufficient capacity to ac commodate tne large and increasing trade at that station. S. A. M. Magnificent Issebance Returns.?For a number of years the annual reports of ihe Equitable life assurunce society have shown a larger outstanding business, a larger new busi ness and a larger surplus than any other simi lar organization. It has won the right to be designated one of the largest, strongest and most popular organizations of its kind in the world. The twenty-ninth annual statement of | the society, just published, shows that during the past year all its previous achievements have been surpassed. Its outstanding assur ances amount to #549,000.000. its new assur ances for the year to 6153.933,535. and its sur plus to $20,794,715. Such figures speak for themselves and prove that the Equitable so- | ciety has become one of the great financial in stitutions of the world. Killed In a Stampede. TWO TOUKO HCNTER8 TRAMPLED TO DEATH BT | CATTLE IN CALIFORNIA. Independence rock, the most noted land mark on the overland route to California, was the scene of a remarkable fatality three days ago. Daniel Stockwell came to the territory from Ohio last August and purchased a small ranch on Buffalo creek, near the rock. For a month Stockwell had had as guests Albert and Geo. Avery, young men whose parents reside near Youngstown, Ohio. Last Thursday, while Stockwell and his friends were out hunting, they noticed as they nearcd Independence rock some cattle closing in upon them in a forma tion something like n circle. Stockwell fear ing a stampede, told the young men to drop their guns and run for the rock. Stockwell took the lead, and in reaching a place of safety he was horrified to see that the young men in their desperation had made a stand against tho maddened cattle and were discharging their firearms at them. The beasts in front tried to \ break awav. but those behind forced them against and over the luckless young men. The entire herd of 500 head then trampled on the bodies of the Avervs. stamping tiiem out of recognition. Stockwell has notified the par- I ents of the dead men of the tragic occurrence. Little Girls who Picked Pocket*. ARREST or A OANO OF VOCTHFUL THIEVES AT BEADING, PA. A special from Reading. Pa., to the Philadel- | phia I'nos. February 17. says: For some time there has been an unusual amount of pocket- | picking in crowded stores, in the markets, and even in the churches. On several occasions some half dozen of the wor-1 shipers in the uptowu churches found their ' pocketbooks missing after services. The po lice were unable to get any clue for a long time, but on Saturday uight a young girl of | fourteen, named Emma Hain. was caught in tliu act of picking a lady's pocket at an auction. She was caught and placed under arrest, and, upon being pressed, confessed that she was one of a party of girls who had been engaged in picking pockets and shoplifting for several months. They were all arrested to-day, and made a full confession. Their names are Ida Bright, aged seventeen; Anna Houck. aged fourteen; Nora Richards, uged thirteen; and Emma Hain, aged fourteen. Although all are of such tender age. they were very fast and | spent the money which the v realized from their thefts on depraved male friends and in carous als in the numerous dives which infest the city. Aggrieved Baltimore Merchants. UBAIN MEN COMPLAIN THAT THE BALTIMORE j AN1> OHIO HAS GIVEN BERATES. The interstate commerce commission in Bal timore Saturday resumed the investigation into the large receipts of corn at Baltimore. It was shown that the bulk of the grain shipped to Baltimore was consigned to Gill A Fisher, Thomas 8. Clark A Son, Edward C. Heald A Co., and John L. Rogers A Co. The testimony of complaining firms in Baltimore was in ef fect that they tried to buy grain in Iowa and Nebraska in November, but that Gill A Fisher and the other firms named above were buying heavily at prices from % to 2 cents a bushel higher than the state of the market and the regular freight rates justified. The aggrieved j dealers had no notice of a reduction on rates until December 10. Then it was too late, be- I cause the railroads were blockaded and no cars | could be had. General Freight Traffic Manager Harriott, of | the Baltimore and Ohio, testified that he knew nothing of any rate concessions to Gill A Fisher or any other firm. Gill A Fisher and others swore' they had no Arrangement with the Baltimore ami Ohio, and had no advan tages over other firms except large capital. Vice-l'Tesident Parr, of the Baltimore Elevator company, swore that they leased the Canton elevators from the Northern Central. He had made a special contract with Gill A I Fisher, bnt did not think his elevators bad any- j thing to do with railread transportation. Commissioner Walker remarked it wopld be for the commission to decide bow far the elevators came under the law* as cosatnon carriers. The commission then closed the investiga tion, after announcing that if any gentlemen desired to testify further or have witnesses summoned in the case, they should make ap plication to the commission at Washington for a hearing. The Newton Civil Service Reform associa tion of Boston has addressed a letter to Presi dent-elect Harrison, expressing the hope that Mr. Oberly may be retained as the head of In REPORTER KLEIN RETURN9. Captain Mullan Reftued to Surrender Him to'the Germans la Samoa. John C. Klein, the American newspaper man who has figured in the Samoan troubles, ar rived in San Francisco Saturday. When mar tial law waa declared on the islands by the Germans, an attempt waa made by the latter to seize Klein, but he waa rescued by the Americana and took passage on the oceanic steamer Mariposa for this port. When the Mariposa left Samoa the islands were still under martial law, and German aggression had be come very marked, and is claimed to hare been directed against Americans as well as natives. Capt. Fritze. the German naval commander, on January 23 issued an order instructing all ! residents of Apia to turn over all puns and am munition liela by them, and proclaimed the right to search. Capt. Mullan, of the American man-of-war Nipsic, protested against this ac tion. German troops, acting as police in Apia, at tempted to arrest Klein, but on the advice of the United States consul he went on board the Nipsic. On January 28 Capt. Fritze made a de mand on Capt. Mullan to release Klein, that he might be tried before a German military tri bunal. Capt. Mullan replied that he proposed to protect all Ameriosn citizens in Samoa, aud that Klein would not be surrendered for trial, and on Feb. 1 he placed him on the Mariposa. THEY WOULD HAVE SHOT KLEIN. The advices brought from Samoa by the steamer Mariposa, which arrived at San Fran cisco on Saturday, indicate that the Germans were carrying things with a high hand. Many small outrages were reported on Ameri cans and Englishmen by German officials. After the proclamation of martial law ou January 19 by Dr. Knappe, the German consul, John C. Klein, the American newspaper corre spondent. received information from a friendly German that the German consul aud captain of the German man-of-war had resolved to arrest him under martial law, take him on board of the Adler, try him there by martial law at once, and shoot him, or else transport hiia to the Marshall Islands, where the former King Malietoa is now confined. Klein, on January 20, went to the American consulate at the request of Consul Blacklock. who advised him that an armed German guard was looking for him to arrest him. He was subsequently put aboard the Mariposa. An armed guard from the Adler went on board of the Richmond, arrested an English tourist named Gillan while ho was in his bath, and without giving him time to put on his shoes snd stockings, but merelv his coat and trousers, took him on board of the Olga. Con sul Goetlezon and Capt. Hand were informed of Gillan's arrest and went on board the Olga and demanded an explanation. Capt. Ehradt said Gillan had been arrested because it was believed he was a spv. The German captain wag told that unless he sent the prisoner on board of the Richmond at once an armed boat from the Royalist would go to the Olga and take him off the ship. Gillan waa returned to the Richmond without delay. John Christafferson, of the American man-of war Nipsic, returned from Samoa ou the Mari posa, having obtained leave of absence. He oppressed himself as believing that the affair would end in war unless action be quickly taken by the American government. It is "openly charged in the island that Dr. Knappe, who has charge of the post-office, opens tho United States mails, only delivering those he sees fit. It is even declared that Knappe has succeeded in obtaining the United States government's secret cypher, for in a number of instances when government dis patches of a private nature have been sent through the department it haa afterward been discovered that they have been tampered with. how gehmany wants it settled. It is stated in Berlin that the German gov ernment is willing to effect a settlement of the Samoan question upon the basis of the United ; States government proposal at the Washington conference, namely, tne establishment of a joint American, Germnn, and English control over the Samoan government, through the consuls of the three countries at Apia. the gebmax press on the "wiiite BOOK." Discussing tho' - white book" on Samoan affairs | issued in Berlin on Friday, the National Zrihmg, while recognizing the spirit of conciliation dis played by Germanv. is of the opinion that Gcr- I many's attitude will have an unfavorable effect upon her interests in the south seas. "The ] British naval officers," it says, '[behaved loy- ] ally, but not so the British consul. In regard to the American consul and Commander Leary, no censure can be strong enough; but it is hoped that after the recall of Mr. Sewall, ' America will see that words should be followed j by corresponding acts." The Vrxxieh? ZeUung thinks that the German consul acted with more energy' than discretion, while the government maintained an attitude of cautious reserve. "We cannot yet form judgment as to whether or not the charges j against the British and American agents aro well founded. On their own showing, liowever, no praise is due the German agents for re markable ability." what secretary bayard hays. Secretary Bayard said Saturday night that Capt. Leary, of the Nipsic, had acted sensibly I in taking care of Klein, tho correspondent. Re garding this man there seemed to be a misun- | derstAiiding on the part of the German officials. Quite naturally, exasperated by the killing of 1 their countrymen, they had fallen into tho error of supposing that Klein was the leader of the native forces anil had wished to punish him. Therefore, he was glad that Klein had got back safely to the United States. Of the other events chronicled in the dispatch the Secretary pointed out that since its date telegraphic advices showed that i ? rtial law had been abolished so | far as it applied to foreigners, and that the German officials had been rebuked. He had noticed in the newspapers?although he had no official information on the subject? | that the German consul, Knappe. and Herr Brandeis, Tamasese's advisor, who, according to some accounts, had been responsible lor j iomenting strife, hud been ordered home by the German government. If this were true the state of affairs promised to be much relieved. Altogether Secretary Bayard was hopeful that a speedy, peaceful nnd satisfactory settlement 1 of Samoau affairs would be reached. He had, I he said, received no news from Samoa later than that gent to Congress and already pub lished. A RACE FOR SAMOA. A telegram to the $ew York Herald from San Francisco, Feb. 16, savs: Tho Vandalia arrived at Honolulu on February 2. twelve days from San Francisco, andcoalcdand sailed for Samoa on the 7th inst. The Trenton left Panama nine days previous to the Vandalia's departure from San Francisco, but has no midway coaling sta- ] tion. Both captains aro doing their utmost to reach Samoa first, as it is considered an even race between the ships. ? ? A counterfeiter CaCOIIT IN BALTIMORE.? In Baltimore, Friday, a policeman arrested I William Russell on the charge of trying to pass counterfeit inonev. Russell had bought a tur- ] key for 65 cents from a poultry dealer in the Lexington market, and had handed him 15 I cents in good coin aud a bad half-dollar, but j the marketman refused to take the latter aud | informed an officer who arrested Russell. United States Commissioner Rogers committed him for a hearing on Tuesday. Russell's home was found to be in a second-story back room ut No. 14 Barnet street. In this room counterfeit coin was found in various stages of prepara tion, from that which had evidently just come ?from the mold to the finished specimen ready for circulation. Baltimore is flooded at the present time with counterfeit silver. The po lice belive their prisoner's real name to be Ar thur Purcell. _ Ma. Riddlebkroer's Paper Sold.?At Wood stock, Va., Saturday, Senator Riddleberger's paper, the SfunuiruJoah Herald, was sold by virtue of a decree of the circuit court. Mrs. Riddleberger waa the purchaser at ?3.150. It was sold owing to utter impossibility of the Senator and Judge Newman, the joint owners, to get along together. * Miss Stanley the Winner in the Bicycle Racei?The Woman's six-day go-as-you-please bicycle race closed in New York Satnrdav night, with Miss Stanley an easy winner. The final score at midnight was: Stanley, 624 miles; Von Blumen, 592; Oaken. 522; Suallor, 515; Lewis, 490; Baldwin. 480; Hart, 401; Woods, 377; Mc Shane. 372; Armaindo. 273: Brown, 237. Miss Stanley receives 91,634. Von Blumen, $817; Oakes, 9613; Suallor, #408; Lewis, 9327; Bald win, 9204, and Hart, 983. Mr. O'Brien, the manager, will give Miss Armaindo 9300, and to Miss Woods, Miss McSbane aud Miss Brown 950 each. : an Ex-Preacher Mcbdkr* His whole Fam ily.?John Elsnter, a wealthy farmer, formerly a preacher, living in Wert county, W. Va. went home drank last Friday night, beat his wife for not baring supper ready, and then seiaini heavy poker he killed her. He also killed 1 two daughters, aged respectively twelve and seventeen, and the hired girl. He then set fire to the house and burned it down. He haa been ?Treated. There is strong talk of lynching hint. At Waoo, Tex., Wm. O. Otis cat his throat last week at his desk in his class-room in the presence of his pupils. He came to Waoo from Maryland in US, and served as oollector of in. i ternal revenue -under the administration of President Grant LATE FOREIGN NEWS. Mr. Perry Belmont. United 8tate* minister to Spain, tu banqueted by Henor Arm ijo. gpamab minuter of foreign affair*, at Madrid on Saturday night The Italian chamber <A? Saturday paaFed a ?<H? of conidenoe in Premier Crispi during a debate on tke recent now in Bom*. There were 90.000 persona in the procciaion at Pesth on Huaday to protest against the new military bill. Speeches were made against the government, and there ware frequent shouts of "Down wiih Tlsza."' When the procession arrired at fW> emperor's palace there was a remarkable demonstration of loyal enthu siasm. The Russian government has granted a con cession for a period of eighty-one years to a company which proposes to join the Black Sea and the Mea of Azov. The company has a capi tal of H5.000.000 franca. There is quite a row in the Ixradon news papers over the theater program nuisance. All the theaters with one or two exceptions charge sixpence for a program, and several leading critic* have set their faces against the tax ana refuse to give the numes of the actors in the cast unless programs are furnished free, j From details of the attempt to assassinate tlie ameer of Afghanistan it appears that he had a very narrow escape. He was inspecting a mili tary parade, seated on a small platform, the British envoy sitting near him. As a Herat! regiment marched by a sepoy in the fourth company suddenly faced round, deliberate v took aim and fired at the ameer. The bullet struck hiB chair, and he only encsped through having leaned forward t<? speak in one of his officers. The man was immeuiutelv sl? in by an officer, who almost severed tlie head of tho would-be assassin from his body with one blow of a sword. The ameer, who remained quiet and cool, ordered yie march-past to continue. Pattl Coming Again. New York Time* London Cable. Marcus R. Mayer arrived in town from Craig y-nos this afternoon, whither he went in re sponse to a telegram from Nicolini on Thurs day morning. While he was there Mme. P:itti signed a contract with Mr. Mayer, as agent of Messrs. Abbey, Schoeffel A Grau. for thirty additional performances of grand op? ra in the United Stateg, Canada, and Mexico, tlie series beginning December S, 1S*9. Mayer declines to state the terms, but says they are the highest Mme. Patti has yet received. The Pope on Public Schools.?At all the masses of the Roman Catholic churches in Sew York yesterday an encyclical letter from the pope was read, in which the faithful are warned against avarice, against immoral tnideiu ies in literature and the drama, and against material ism in thought, which breeds socialism, com munism. nihilism. Ac. The letter also con demns pnblic schools,andsaysof them: "There is no ecclesiastical authority left in them, and during the years when it is most lifting for tender minds to be carefully trained in Christ tian virtue, the precepts of religion are for the most part unheard." Driven to Scicide bt Melancholia.? Her man F. Keidel, junior member of the Baltimore piano-making firm of Wm. Knabe A Co., and manager of the New York branch of tbo business, committed suicide in the latter city Saturday night bv r" ig himself in the head. The suicide is thought to have been due to melancholia, brought on by overwork. Keidel was an expert pianist and" a member of tho Lotos club. He was popular, and his buniness associates spoke highly of him. Scared to Death.?JamesMcQuaide, a mem ber of the Bridgeport. Pa., towu council, died Friday under singular circumstances. He was standing near a bank of earth which snddenlv fell in. None of the earth, except a small clod, struck him. but the fright which he sustained produced such a shock that he died almost in stantly of concussion of the brain. The supreme court of Tennessee has decided the third district case in favor of Evans, the republican. AUCTION SALES. THIS AFTERNOON. rpHOMAB DOWLING, Auctioneer. VERY VALCABI.r. THREE-STORY FRAME DWELL ING, so. im tenth street, near m STREET NORTHWEST. AT AUCTION. On MONDAY AFTEBNOON, FERRUARY EIGH TEENTH, 1HSW, at HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK. <u (runt of the premise*. I shall sell at jmblic aurtiuu. Bub lov 82, size 2.*> feet 8 inches by UO feet. In square lifts, improved by a comfortable thre*-story frame dwelling, being So. 1211 10th st. ii.w. This prop erty ia located near M street and is a first-class loca tion. Terms? One-third cash, balance in 1 and 2 year* with notes bearing interest and securt*j by a deed of trn?t. or all rash at option of purchaser; $1IHJ uei??-it required at tlie time of sale. All conveyancing and recording- at purchaser's cost. fC-dhdg THOMAS DOWLING. Auct. THIN ETENJXtJ. fJAHOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer. ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY. THE GREAT AUCTION SALE OF FRENCH MAltBI E CLOCKS AND BRONZES. THOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer. THE GREAT AUCTION SALE OF FRENCH M ARBLE CLOCKS AND BRONZES. Also a grent assortment of first-class Silver Plated Ware, Manufactured by the llarltoril Silver Plate Co.. be<t quality. Will contiuue until Feb, ".'4. every day and evening, at 11 o'clock am. and :i and 7 '.10 p.m. AT STORE. 1214 F ST GREAT CLOSING SAI E, PER ORDER OF THE HARTFORD SILVER PLATE CO., It. P. CHAPMAN, Treas. ncot THOMAS DOWLING, Auctioneer. TO-.HOlt KOW. D UNCANSON BROS., Auctioneers. TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY NINETEENTH. COMMENCING AT TEN O'CLOCK, AT OUR SALES ROOMS. ?TH AND DSTREETS N.W., REGULAR SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. CAR PETS. Ac., Comprising PARLOR. CHAMBER. LIBRARY, DINING-ROOM, AND OTHER FURNITURE, MIRRORS, CARPETS, Ac. ALSO. LOT SHELVING, counters, IRON SAFES, Ac. ALSO. LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF PLATED KNIVES, It FORKS, AND SPOONS. w EEKS A CO., Auctioneers, 037 Louisiana ave., Opp. City Post-Offlcc. UNDERWRITERS' BAIE BY AUCTION OF SLIGHTLY - DAM.AGED STOCK, WITHIN SALESROOMS. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY NINE TEENTH, AT TEN O'CLOCK BOOKS. PAMPHLETS. NOVELS, ETC., TINWARE, WHITE AND YELLOW CROCKERY WARE. BOXES PAINTS, PICTURES AND FRAMES. GLASSW ARE. FANCY GOODS. SPONGES. DOMINOES. PLATED WARE. BISOUE WARE. HARDWARE, AND OTHER GOODS. WITHOUT RESERVE. fel?-2t ALTER B. WILLIAMS k CO., Auctioneers. ATTRACTIVE AUCTION SALE. By order of the Taunton Silver-Plate Co., Borers, and other well-known makers in hivh-class electro and oxydized silver-plated ware. A t our salesroom, corner 1 Oth and Pennsylvania av nue, commencing FEBRUARY' TWENTIETH, at 11 o'clock, and resuming at :!.;10 and 7:30 p. in. daily. This large collection contains many pieces of real merit and uew design*. EPERQNES AND GOLD-LINED CENTER-PIECES. (Tea-seta, Urns, Walters, all sixes.) Entree Dishes? Lobster and Chicken 8alad, do. Ter rapin and Oyster Turreena, English Tilting Pitchers, Water Sets, Champagne Coolers, Ice-Palla. and Swing ing Kettles. In fact, most every requisite to be found made in silverware for the dining-room. SATIN CHINA FRUIT AND BERBY BOWLS, I in new colors. Golden Blue, Old Red and Bine, with many other singular and beautiful shade* Embossed with Gold aud mounted in Sllv* frames. JEWEL CASKETS,GLOVE AND HANDKERCHIEF BOXES in Venetian Glass. Embellished with raised figures, hand-painted and burnt in. Japanese Rose Jsrs, Bowls, and Vases. FBENCH MANTEL CLOCKS. BRONZES, Statuettes, and Mantel Ornaments, life-like Terra Cotta Bu-ta, together with a line line of Rogers' cele brated Silver Knives, Forks, and Spoons, Carving Beta with pearl, ivory, and bock handles. Ladies especially Invited to attend, as seats will be provided for their comfort. Out-of-town purchasers can have their roods packed. WALTER B. WILLIAMS k CO fl.8-6t T , Auctioneers. f TNITED STATES M AK.SIIAL 6aLF. EY VIRTTTE ;?m ss? ^iWs >".:ta, against the steamer Thomas Venners, her tackle, apparel, furniture stid engine, I will sell at pnhlic sale for auk, at the boat-house of G. W. Gray, at the Juoo tion of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal with Rock " ?!? said Distrietco MONDAY, DAT OF FEBRUARY, 1S8U. 'CLOCK A. M- IV said tuamtr. V^?E8bi?0MExiA^1$wE?rriFrHl^-STA5?; VJdLlLlWil many unscrupulous grocem arctrying to force on the pub- ,.1 * _ _ lie, dangerous imitations of J. V^cL 1 llllV^ Considering the marvellous popularity of Pearline, this is not surprising. We want to warn the public against the use of these articles. They are danger ous to fabric and hands. PEARLINE is never peddled* but sold by grocers everywhere. Each pacWace btais the name of JAMfeS PYLE, New York. SK J xeic ? ?M AIM: INXT 4NTI.Y with hoi line wnlrr or milk. M? COO KIM. KMJtlKM*. HoldbrlUletdiuffiwcin snd druififiil*?l Jlpw , poUiuUtro; 55c. per halt-i>ouud tin. U. S. DEPOT, :>5 MERCER ST.. NEW YORK. AUCTION SALES. I I I I Ki; IMV*. THOMAS DoWLING, Auctioneer. 1 \ ALtTABlX rMMPROVtl) PROPERTY OS MEKI- , DIAN HII.L AT WCTION. Ry virture i>f s dmt ?>f trust . lated Hiii a?\ Kdinury, ) A. I). lSh7,al.d duly recorded in liber 1*J3K, folio i 205. et seq., of tli.- land records of thr District of ?*>1- i umbia ui.il by direction of tii? part> B^ urwl 1 we will sell at public auction, lu ir< lit ot tin- iirpmiw ", ON WEDNESDAY. TWENTY-SEVENTH FEB-' M ARV. AT 4 30 O'CLOCK I'. M.. tbe following ilf-m nbf J proisrty ritmtc su.l lying i:i tin* county ot W asliimrton, District of Col 11 uibin. ati.1 known ami di* tintniiBlievl as lot nnnlbpntl twenty <?-."<>> in I4,? k num bered >11 (6) oi Hali* k l.lnuis' siiltdiviaion ot M. ri dia'.i Hill. as tb** same to re<*orded in tbe surveyor's ofBi-e oi tij<- District of Columbia. Term*?41.-">0. with interest from Rth February. 'HH. and expenses oi wile in cash; balance >u ?n nil twelve months. with interest, and set ure.1 by a deed of trust ou tlie property sold, or all cash. at the option of the purchaser. _ . All conveyaurlcff and recording at purchaser's i C?At"deposit of $100 Will lie required at time of sale. E. B. TOWS8KND. Trustee. fel4-dfcds W. F. HELLEN, Trustee. FiMtCSTEES' HALE OF IMPROVED PROPERTY, J. SITU ATLD NO. 302 INDIANA AVENUE NOR 1 H WEST. By virtue of a d'-ed of trust, dated April l Kth, PiKH. an.1 duly recorded in Liber No. IC37, folio ?!???. et seq..of thr land records ot the District of Colombia, and at th<* request of tbe |*rty secnred thereby, the undersigned i'rusteea, under said deed of (rv.st, will hell. at public auction. in trout of the prei.n-. >.i THURSDAY, the TWENTY-1 ll.-T I>*Y OF 1 EBlil AKV, A.D. 1?K?, at FIYEO'CLOCE I'M..all that <-er tain piece or iiarcel of la id an.! premises Kitu*1t iu the City of Waslumrtou, in t -ie District of Columbia, and known and described as ?nb Lot numbered thirty-five (35), of Noble D. l-ariier'*., mirvivii.tr Trustee, suMl vision of part of original Ix>t numb.-r.-d twenty-four (24), in square uurnb. ml five hundred and thirty three (533). recorded in the rfflce of the surveyor of tbe District of Columbia, in book 15, page 10H, whi ttle improvements thereon, consisting oi a three.st..ry Slid kiK-iw-nt Bn.k Dwelling Houae .tbe said suit-lot No. 35 beinir a part only of t!ie real estate ilencribed ,u an>i covereti by said de.-.! of tru-?t. Terms ot sale: tme-thinlol tbe purr-lias, money in ca?u. and the baUm-e tbereoi in tbre<- equal paviuents. in one. two and three years from the day < t -a.'-, with interest at six t?>) i>er rent i*r annum, interest payable semi annually, and to l>e se. ured by the notes o: the pun baser, or purcliai.ers. and a satisfactory dee.1 ?>! trust on the pruj-.-i ty aoid. or all cash, at the option of tiie pirrcluiseror purv-basers. A de|Hisii of <f-.?0 will 1?* re.pnre.1 at the tune of naif, and ill oouvey-aurimr and r?-cordmtr bhull be at tbe I'ost tiie i iir> l.as?-r or purchasers. It the terms of ?..h!e art Uoi c*?inpli"il wnh ill fifteen (15) day* from day ol saie tbe i.ticier?urued Trustees reserve the ritrbt to res.-;i said property at the risk and coat of the defaulliinr piin-W r or pur cliiiser*. nftcr live (5) days'a.Hertij-* in. nt of such re sale in some newsi>M>er pnblithed in tbe City of \V ash UiKtou, D.C. PHILIP F. l.AKM K. TrilswH , CUA&LCH N. I.AhNEl..) 1 ru*'ee?. WALTERR WILLIAMS & Oo, Aucts fil.lU.14.lC.18.20 j rpuos. E. WAOOAM. N, Keal 1 st*b- Auctiou.*er. TRUSTEE'S SALE TO <"!.<OIT AN ESTATE OF VAI.CAIILE PROPERTY IN TUE NOKTH WEST, SOl lllWEM AND NORTUEAM hEC I TION OF THE CITY. On THURSDAY, FEBRUARY TWENTY-F!?*T AT FOIK U'CLIKK f M.I will offer for aale m front <-f tL- premises, lots 43 and -J-? iti ~iuai-- iinprore.l by house numl**re<l (115 1st street a..utl.weast. and 3 iiouaes on the rear of said lot*. Immediately t lie real ter i rt oi lot 27. in square 705, improved by U0US4; numliered 'J'.iti 'Jd street northeast. Immediately tlierealter lot 141. in s?)nar<> 6..>. im proved by house uuniU-red lit Myrtle Klreet uoi-tlieaot. IminemktelT thereafter part of suit luta '2-1 and v!*, in stjuare Old, improved bjf hous? nuu.'oered ?iu alley between North Capitol and 1st, O and P street* uorth ?Mt 1 immediately thereafter *ub lot* <51 and (>(1111 square en*t of square ,"?(i!t, in proved by houses numbered 1(134 and l(?44 4th street northwest. Immediately thereafter pari of lot 7 in square 117 improved by house uiuuberod 11W.? ?0th atrvet north * Immediately thereafter the rear ??art of lot *I? in square 2H improved by hoiittes niimliered I, 3 arid Snow s alley, netweeu U4tl? and M5th. I and K *tre?t* northwest. Terms day of sale. THOMAS E. WA0GAMAN. flti-4t 'trustee. ^HOMAH DOWUNli, Ancttoaeer RECEIVERS BALE OF TWO LANDAUS AND ONE CAB. On THCRSDAY, FEBRUARY TWENTY-FIRST, 1SS?, at TWELVE O'CIXH.'K M, in front of uty sales rooms, 1 will sell without reserve, the above articlea, which will be found tn irood order. JACOB SCH UtF. ) EDWIN SUTUEULAKD, f Receiver*. | felG-dts ANHON 8. TAYLOR. ) UNCANSON BROS., Auctioneer*. XRI'STEES* SALE OF BRICK STORE. OORKFR OF SEVENTH STREET EXH ND1-U AND POME ROY STREET NORTHVV EST. By virtue vf a deed of trust duly recorded in Liber No 1 ".'37, folio 171. et seq., one of the land records of the District of Columbia, we will sell in front of tin* premises, <m TUESDAY, the TW ENTY-SIXTH day of FEBRUARY, A.?. ISSa. at FIVE O'CLOCK P. M-. all that piece or parcel of land and premises situate and beimr in the oouuty of U aabintrton. District of Colum bia. and know n and diatuitnusbed as tbe south put of : lot numbered si* Iti). in bU*-k numtiervd two iu ! the subd.vision ol |*rt of Mount Pleasant, known as EfliutfLaiu. uisde by the Howard university. Beffm 1.11^ at tile intersection of the uorth line of Pomeroy street with the east line of 7th street extended, and runnintr then** east on Poineroy street one hun dred and titty-six (15t>) feet to an alley. tlieuce north witu the alley twenty-seven and a half (27)*>feet to ?be line of 0 Larcouibe; thence west y?rallei with Pomeroy street one hundred and fifty-two forty-flve one-huudredth(l5"J 45-100' feet to 7th atreet. and thence south ou the line ot said 7th street to the point of beinuniiitr, totrether with the rhchts. easement*, privileges and appurtenances to the aaine beloniriuK or in any wise appertaining. Terms: one-third cash, balanoe in equal insulinents at one and two years, notea to be riven, bearing interest from day of sale and to be le-cured by deed of trust on the premises sold, or all cash at the option of the purchaser. A deposit of i'JllO required at tin time of sale. Conveyancing, to., at purchaser's coat. Terms to be complied with in ten days, otherwise the Trwstsss reserve the rurnt to resell the property at the riaa and cost of the defaulting purchaser after Ave .lay s' public notice of stk-h resale in some newspaper pubXiahed lu Washington. D. C. FKAXOISH. SMITH ( Trustee* fl4-dkds FRANK BIROE SMITH) * CSHN'ELL * CARCSL Real Estate Broken. 1008 F street north1 B RALF. OF NEARLY NEW DWEIXINO-HOCSK. ON MARION STREET. BETWEEN Q AND B STREETS NORTHWE81, KNOWN AS No. 1(103, AT PUBLIC AUCTIOK Bv virtue of a deed of trust, recorded tn liber No. 1'JtJl. folio SB, of the Land Records for tbe District of Coliunbia, wa will offer for sale st puhlfc- auction, m front of the premises, on MONDAY, THE ElOH TEEKTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A. D. iwt?,at HALF PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the pamel of ground sit uate in the city of Waahinrton, D C.. known as UH No. 124. in Eugens Caruai and William i. Mlllafa, trust pes', subdlvisioo in Square So. 444. as rworded tn th<*oth. f of the Surveyor of the District at Colum bia tn Book 14. page 161 , . . . . The lot la improved by a nearly new brick dwelling house, containing seven rooms, including hath risitn. hot and cold water, gaa. r*uge and latmbs Stovs; Crete basement mxW whole of house. WALTER & WILLIAMS * OOw A**. AUCTION SALES. mtikk lltllt. " ?yy llk.s 4 CO.. iw-uuimn. G37 louiaiana aw., Opp. City FINE SINGLE AND DOUBLE carriage. COACH AND broor HARNESS, including SEVERAL VERY FINE BETS OF BOLID KIBBER MOUNTF.D BUGGY HARNESS, ALL HAND MADE AND OF moffett8 LEATHER. COM pr181 sg ONE OF THE FINEST assortments OF FINE HAND-MADE HARNESS EVER EX HIBITED; ALSO, A LARGE AND FIN* AS SORTMENT OF CARRIAGE ROBES. IN n'R. i-IXSH, AND CLOTH. HORSE COVER*. BOTH square AND CUT IN OREAT vakiety1 TRAVEUNG TRUNKS, re.. AT AUCTION. positively WITHOUT LIMIT, WITHIN OCR SALESROOMS. wednesday, FEBRUARY TWENTIETH, AT TEN A.M. 116-:* cncanson BROS.. au.uoueera. D ASSIGNEE'S SALE FINE MII.LINERV. i>DIES' HEAD drehsks, HATS, LA? ts. Ac., *?? By virtue of i dee. i of axaurunom. jri ven in iue and duly ri-corded, I will wll at auction uo * idnesdak moRning. February TWENTIETH, a. d 1*hm. matmrliitit TEN O'CLOCK, at htora. 1w.t peuu arlrania avenue nortbacat, tbe eutin aiock coutainad therein. The abori' *111 flrat lie offered aa an eottra, and if ? ?ati"factory bid la hut obtained a will then he wlilu detail. D. S. MAi'KALL, fl6-3t aiamrui*. gttmtit ???. rjmfomah dowling, Auctioneer. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS, DIS TRICT OF columbia. kumimtm. February l.vh, 1 hs'.l.?Notice la liereby tmen tliat ou 1 hnnulay . Man li int. isslt. tli? leaae of tbe Flah Wharf and 1 lab Stalls, tn tbe cftiea of waahinaton aud offiwfcmn, will be wold b> |>unli< auitlou for lb? trraiof oue >ear from .vart h 1 ml, i sttw, aa fullowa: At 2 o'clock i'.m , u|?ih Ibe i'rointaaa, 4 Flab st alia, ill tbe 4jeorg?tuwii Market-House, to tbe burheat t idder. Tertua, cub in advance. Alan, at 3 o'clock i'.ui.. ou tbe aaitw day ou B at., between Tth aud snb ata ii.?? in liout ol tbe flab atalla of <<mit?r> \\ aaliiturton Market, all mrbta and prtvilemw aralite.1 or allowed by tbe lawa of the <'.ri*ral>. .u of wahliiutrtou, to eatammh wharvea or docka fur tbe laijauifr, clean? u>r and aale of Bah tn tbe city of kanlinwlou. and uo wharf or dock ahull be deetuad eluriue uuleaa aituated at aoine |a.iut on tbe north aide of tbe l*oton.a<- Klver. iietweeu 1 lib at e. and 1 4th at. w.. to the hbrhext bidder. Teruia One hun dred dollara to la- i-aid mi tin day of aale, aud tbe r-anlne to bei*id within five la> a troui tlie day of tale. By order of t>ie Board of couiunaaiouera, luatrlrt <A (?olimtua. v B. WEBB. k l. WHKATUCT. C. W. RAYMOND, coiuuilhaloiier*. f 15-1 ot FA mi] a' suffusa i1 resh Havana. KEY WEST and new YORK MADE meg J iiat Received. Price* Very Low. PEMBROKE PURE RYE WHISKX.. Tbe Milk of Kentucky. The Eineat boarha wluakjr. champagne WINES. All Brauda at Loweat pneaa. THOMAS RU88ELU fl5 1213 pennsylvania avenue. (granulated SUGAR. 7c. t :< cana siurar Corn. '.'Or. Omroti Patent i>er bl.1., ?o ijii Pull Cream ctieeae, ltir. Choice i aiiuljr gruceriea at wboleaale prlci-a. te rnm caab. N. A. POOLS, lot - 1*44 La. av*. Hest GRANULATED SUGAR. tuc PER LB. "" Beat Rio Coffee, "-'.v j?r lb , Java < offee. V's?. i* rlh.; mutiiaand Java, 3~c. lvrfection mixed 'lea, lexeeuintr nil) .*>lh. |? r lb. Beat siurar Cured Mania, 11v lei lb., Beat sue'ar Cured shoulaera, loc. per )1>. "Star ol the Eaat," fancy |*teut |>roc?aa Fkrar. |x r barnel. $1. < pel bl.l wk. "old Tune"* Validly fliwr, i?r bbl. ? i .">11 per v l<bl aai'k. 11 ilia. lard tor ?1 Cbol<* muntry roll Butuw, "j.v inr lb.. (rood < ountr) roll Butter,'itk per lb a ll?. i nrkiah l'runea tor'/r>c. lolba. Bin kwheat for Mo. t> uta. H iuiuy for 'Sc. Send laetaj card or call and ase tu if <x? ventent. J. T. D. pyle8, ia'j}?-:tei 41-' 4th at. a. a. PRINTERS. MCQUEEN a WALLACE, BOOK AND JOB erivters, 11 oh 11 lti tat. m . aoutb aide. printed?" FINE WORK A specialty. 419 sfitid litloml Awiri tf >6,600 tftt. QUINA-LAROCHi au umooraturo TOKO. 1'ontainimo PERUVIAN BARK, IRON, PURE CATALAN WINE. Far the pketkntion aai CUKE mt Malar.it, indigestioi, Few & Ape, Ltss if appetite,pwnest of Blood,! E. fougera 4 00., agpnts for the d. &? 90 NORTH WILLIAM NT., m. y.