A. G ood I ntebtxent.
?faith and Happtaesa rom? to all who persist
ently DM A jrnr'i Sarsapartlla. Thia powerful
alfe?aave ?fwti u> the system a change mat
?fern* little abort of miraculo-i*. So medians
fcw bran In such universal dsmanJ fur years.
tti'? tt a trial,
"If anr one suff-rln* from general debility,
want o'. appetite, depression of spirita, and las
situde. will use Ayr's Samaparllla, I am coafl
<1 tit a cure will result, for I hare axed It, and
speak from experience. It ta by far the best
remedy I ever knew."-r. a Lorln*, Bro-.kton.
Pr?T ?re,! by Dr. J. C Ayer k Co, Lowell. Mw
Sold by all Drurosta. Prtro, Jl. ail bottle*, ti.
feb20 WORTH S3 A BOTTLE.
^PHF- WONDERFUL CARLSBAD SPRINGS.
At the Ninth International Medical CongTesa, I>r. A.
1~ A. Tobcldt, of the iftivemtjr of I'enns> lvania, read
a paper stating that out of thirty cu? treated with the
(enuins imported Powdered tjarlsbad Sprudel Salt for
chronic constipation. hypochondria. disease of the hv
er and kidneys, Jaundice, adiposis, diabetes, druper
from valvular heart disease. rtyspej?sla, catarrhal in
Csmn.stion ut the stomach, ulcer of the stomach or
at leen. cbidreu with niaraamus, irout, rheumatism of
tLe Joints. gravel. etc , twenty-six were entirely cured,
three much improved. and one Dot treated long- enough.
A map time of treatment, four weeks.
ILe Carlsbad Sprudel bait (powder form >, Is an ex
cellent Ai^rtcrU Luatirr and Ixurerir. It elf am the
ti-n+itjw. furxp't It* Lioud. It is easily soluble,
peasant to take and permanent inaction. The genuine
jr. dut tof the Carlsbad Springs is exported in round
Uittke. Lath bottle cornea in a light blue paper car
t u, ai.d na? the signature "?18XCK A MEN DLE
fcoN t'O.,** sa le agents. B Barclay street, Newlerk,
c>n every buttle. one bottle mailed upon receipt of
One Ix-'llar. l)r. Tobcldt a levturea mailed free upon
apt licatmn. aiil-m,w.\f
AY HY \ OU i^lIOULD LsE &COTT'S
til I LSI OX OF
COD LIVER OIL WITH HYPOPHOSPHITES.
It is used u.d endorsed by physicians because it the
It is Palatable as Milk.
It is three times aa efficacious as plain Cod Llrer
It is far superior to all other so-called Emulsions.
It is a perfect Emulsion, does not separate or
It is wonderful as a Flesh Producer.
It u the best remedy for Consumption, Scrofula,
Lr'. nchm*. \Y.latin* Diseases, Chronic Coughs and
Sold by all Drugsrista.
dlO SCOTT 4 BOWSE, Chemists, S. T.
\L11 ILL MEDICINE uf the right kind, taken at
tue -gnt tiuie. l- invaluable. T nal meana.Carter'a
J . i ? i- V . 1 . ?...| U?- Ul'lll now.
11 ATS 1* OR IIoT AY LATHER.
We have a full supply of MACKINAW and ENGLISH
bI'LIT STRAW HATS for Gentlemen and Y'ouths.
DERBY HATS in Light Weight and Colors.
Peari Dress CASS1MERE HATS.
Silk. Gloria and "La Tusca" UMBRELLAS. Large
?lock to select from.
TENNIS SI PPL1ES, SASHES. BELTS. CAPS, 4c.,
al. at the Lowest Prices.
Ag*nta fur Yoamana and Knox, New York, and
Bcur> Heath. London.
B. H. STINEMETZ & SONS,
__mylO 1237 Penna. ave.
T. 15. XoWNER & 8m,
L BY GOODS DI ALERS.
1J1U7TH ST. N.W?
Clar-'s O. N T. Spool Cotton. 4c. per spool,
li.. 1: Urum Oram >>iik, an extra ttur^ain. $ 1
J-aiVe ijiir .?! L?ti9ir. m bcauuiui dl^iea, 12}+c.
t LaiLc, alid 1m-.
H'..r:? tia iu Blark and Colors, one yard
.sutiij-.Fr*n? h atyl?a. from 10c. to 25c.
iv.fisit. ? rth 11K >c.
Ail ?\ i I u .-.*?[ >?u.tiu?f. l^t j*ard* vhK .">0 dm.
l-i u'k h'. uk'?: iik, \**ry cn^ap. oOc. and G?>c.
l>; 1 niLiimiiK* iu ?nvai variety.
A: !>.: .11 WLllc iti?nln Jt.r oC. . worth 10c.
A bvkiituoi iincol luoboiiK, Lmbroidery and l iounc
hrtMli, for Laiiita and t'Lildren.
wt !iuv?- one ol tLe best iu?;. t'crsetii in the city; well
w? rti ?**
> ii tL ^:ik. n; H'.a< k androj r*. .'>0c. Js4-Gu
J. C. 11 CTCHIN SON.
A larc? ari'l beautiful assortment of trimmed Hats
and B> ainets iu uietlium and rich gooda. latest im
perial : us re* eive.1 each week.
Fine En<r.ish Ntraw s at $1.50.
Flench Mraws at 50c.
Chip Hats at tl.j&.
New lots opened each day.
WRAPS AND JACKETS MARKED DOWN.
This is a irrand opportunity to purchase desirable
garments at the lowest price.
FOSTER KID GLOVES.
M M7 PENNSYLVANIA AVE.
DKERVi>\ a.Mi KUT*
uiuken yon dysj^otK-. either one renders
> it m*?erak?le. Carter' ?> 1 at tie Liver Pills cure both.
A his Downs 'A'hpm All
A BIO SALE OF CLOTHING
At 012 F street.
T h? ?? ? V n r.st te S. Id. Ev*ry dollar's worth eon
v. r; ?i .1.1 . _-L. L" u.^;ter what tin- loss may be.
*? >? s nanaiMd nil #4.S3, or return
t . 1 .? a. d K< ; J. Iircash. Men's Suits ol all-wool
L :? rial. ? ? t 14.or return it and get the
ai .. H! sal.d . Ih- i suits will !*? s?.id at the
?? ? t . : r- - A t>-? ii ore prince Alliert I'utaway
a k - - ut tll.'.i. worth Children's
^ i.sy. Il.a7 bujs an al!-w?<,l suit.
t: t.\ i i ?. i iu.
-,.i^ir u 1-t to is y.-an, i'J 73, g:i, *1.00
>1 f ? 1 ?tn tin W?rkirir Pants. S^c.
^ ' .u Bres.Pants. ?l -o.?l .">0. 41 75, <2, t'-'-'>0acd
? ome at uuce to tlas fearful slaughter sale of Cloth
atvjck must be sold in eighteen daya
912 F ST. N. W..
SixD orsfromBthit n?hl-3m
GrOGAN-S ( 'i'.FPIT 11 orsE,
\N1? 741 71H ST. N w.
i\>V \\E> KEY OK MONTHLY P.A\Ml NTS TAKEN
.' Ii R? \1 .??( IT>. in Poplar, from #15 up.
!?! L> E< >? > vi >111.-. in Oak ami < h> rr\. fr..in i23
El I lis. Walnut.froiu i*4??.
I AM < .. M lis. in llair < li>th <r Plush, from i:t5.
11> Ai vi ALT I K> !? r P. MtY t'ARRlAoES and RE
*tK \IN f'AKPKlsfrvu '.'.t cents up.
IE-. an.t>l Pi h CABPET s. Ko centa.
iil.t ^"1 i > CARPET from 75 rents
A 11 EL LiNE OK MATT1KOS. OIL CLOTHS.
Rl GH. MATS. kc.
All ? ariets. Oil Ciotha. and Ma.ungs laid free of
FORSBERO k MrRRAY.
WHITTirR MACHINE CO. IS- ilers and Elevators.
HENRY R WORTHINCTON. Steam Pumps.
Mill'MAN ENGINE CO. Oil Engines and Steam
I-aunch.-s, and the
N tTION AL HOT WATER HEATING CO.
We always have on hand a large stock of
Boil 1 l.S. ENGINES. PI MI'S ELEVATORS.
LAI NCHEn. AND SMALL MtCHIXERY.
lool. 1003, 1005 Seventh St. a w.
?... _ Washington. D. G.
Ttiephi.ueNo 10:iI-3. tny'S-Xm
Very llffht in weight
STRONGER and MORE DURABLE than
fc?.le Leather, and at HALF THE PRICE.
liade and sold only at TOPHAM'8
IrauX Factory. 1231 Pa. a vs.
IF THERE EtER WAS A SPECIFIC FOR AST
one . oluplaint, tb*n< arter's Little Liver Pills are a
si*. :Bc lur si. s h>-adache. and every w.m.an should
hnow this. Only oue pUl s dose Try them.
VVJ N.> 1 FOB8IT TO ADD^TO VOI R nRIJiK
and i-reveuta Malaria and aU Suww ciww- 2
a ire lo get Uie genuine Aniruatura. macuiactumi'oBiv
by Br J G B. Slegt rt a Sous only
\oc Cannot But
EXCEPT IN BOTTLES KXTBACT
WITH BCFT WRAPPERS.
TBXT CANNOT BE AS
GOOD. THEY MAT BB
fatal gasoline explosion*.
A Woman and Two Children Burned
CiXTiLAXn, Oaio, May 17.?llary Zcman,
wife of Frank Zeman, a tailor, living at 72
Doane street, went into the cellar about 9
I o'clock this morning, and struck a match.
There were three barrels of gasoline in the i
apartment, and a terrific explosion immediately
followed the lighting of the match. The
woman, enveloped in fire, ran. shrieking, into
the street, where a m?n named Mikolez
succeeded, after she had been fatally burned,
in extinguishing the tlanies. Mikolez himself
was badly burned about the head, face and
arms and may not recover. In the kitchen over
I the cellar were two boy< and a girl engaged in
tailoring. Stani/laus, Mr*. Zemens' fonrteen
I year-old son. was badly, but it it. thought not
fatally burned. Flossie, his sister, had her
clothing burned from her bodv, and her re
covery is doubtful. Ed. Belek, tlie other boy,
suffered what are feared to be fatal injuries. A
leak in one of the barrels caused the accident.
A CINCINNATI ARTIST'S CHIME.
! She Shot Biin Because Be Wouldn't
Loeisvulk, Kt., May 17.?Miss Mary Wood
[ bnry. a Cincinnati artist and Sunday school
teacher, was tried to-day, in the police court,
for shooting llenry Mcnke on the street
la*t evening. They were engaged to
1 e married, but three weeks ago Menke left
Cincinnati, and she had been hunting for him
several days. She found him last evening,
and called him out of his boarding
house. He declined to marry her and she shot
him in the head, inflicting* a slight wound.
She said in court that Menke
had been persuaded to leave by a
Mrs. Casin. with whom he boarded and who is
now here. Menke says her conduct was im
proper. He is a day laborer and she lives with
ner uncle, Russell Letch, at Corryville, a Cin
Minister Egitii on Ills Way,
Lincoln, Neb., May 17.?Patrick Egan, min
ister to Chili, left here yesterday afternoon for
New York, whence he will sail May 30.
M'lle Tobias Closely Followed.
Baltimore, May 17.?The six-day female
walking match, at Kernan's Monumental thea
ter, is still watched with great interest. Tobias
and Killbury both turnod 200 miles last night,
and continued to follow each other up pretty
close, at midnight Killbury being but 2 miles
behind. The score at noon to-day stood: Bes
sie Macbeth. 218; Laura Jeffrin. H'j; Bella Kill
bury, 240: Belle Henderson. ST2; fMie Smith,
115; M'lle Boze, 200; M'lle Tobias, 243.
General Officers Elected.
York, Pa., May 17.?At tho morning session
of the general conference of United Brethren
church. Bishop N. Castle presided. The
following general officers were elected: Rev.
llan'l Berger, D.l>., Pavton, Ohio, to be
editor of Sunday-school literature; Be v. J. >V.
Etter, Lebanon. Pa., to be editor of
the new church quarterly and assistant
editor Sunday school literature; Rev. William
Mittendorf, Baltimore, Md.. editor of German
literature; Rev. B. F. Booth, Dayton, Ohio,
missionary secretary, aud W. McKce, Dayton,
Ohio, re-elected missionary treasurer.
I'robahle Identification of a Wreck.
New Beoford, Mass., May 17.?Capt. SIo
enm, of the schooner Henry Taber, at this '
port from Rondout, to-day reports seeing
wreckage at dusk - last night, between I'oint
Judith and Braver Tail, not tar from where the
unknown schooncr was sunk by the steamer
Nashua. The circumstances point strongly to
the supposition that the Bchooner Nelson Har
vey w.is the unfortunate craft. She is owned
by" her commander, Capt. Chas. W. Parker, of
this city. Her crew consisted of Capt. Parker,
Geo. H. and Frank G. Rocker, of Cottage City;
J. Brown aud another, a Portuguese.
A Mine Receiver Appointed.
Belvidehe. N. J.. May 17.?Chancellor Mc
Gill has appointed Chester Van Syekle, esq., of j
Flemington, receiver for the West End mining
company, a corporation owning iron mines in
Hunterdon county and Pennsylvania. The
liabilities of the company are reported to be
from ^300,000 to *000,000 greater than its as
Arrested for Bank Kobbery.
PiTTsBL'BQ, Pa.., May 17.?W. O. Stoughton,
son of a one-time prominent oil man, was ar
rested at Butler, Ta., to-day charged with be
ing implicated in the Porterville bank robbery,
for which a man named Smith] was arrested
yesterday in Canada.
Boston Book Publishers Fail.
Boston. May 17.?Cupples & llurd, book-sel
lers, and the Algonquin Press publishers, have
failed and assigned, Cupples A Hurd succeed
ed Cupples * Co. in 1SJ?7, and the Algonquin
Press was formed in January, this year, l'he
liabilities are said to be light.
FINANCIAL ANl> COMMERCIAL.
The New York Stock Market.
The following are theG|<enimr and rlotmv pncenof
thi Nttt York Stock Market, as rej>orted by special
Wife to Cvr?ou and MaeartLey, 1411# V street.
O- I C. 11 Name.
At' li 4'???H 4;t?i N.Y. kS.E..
fceilTei 237 ?-?<? Do., pref. ..
< all. South N.J. Ceu
r.lt t y ... looH lot'* lijk W.pref.
fan. Pac 354 Northwest....
e'en, pat Nor. Par
?' AiO I*.1 17*. L>i?., pref
lull to !'l , !>!-? Ore ll.W *.\
I?,.I. t W 1404 14<i*< Ore. Trans....
J> .* II Cantl l:;ii Use. Mail
1? \ Uioiir... 17 1 1* Peo 11? & Lv..
I>o?i rol , 4>SJ< 4i% l>?.lnaf.
Ent i '-J*1* ltu-h. Ter
H -i kiiix Val. Is Is'n Iiock Inland..
ill. C'eti 114 114 at. Paul
Kan * Tex . 11'. II . Is. pref... lllMI'U
lj?ke Shore 103 . |o:tH St. P.. >1 A M lo '', 10-jvJ
l.< ill*. & Nat.h '?~4 1 ' t. m pac ' 21 , til ,
Manhattan... !'!?*? I'niouPac... Itt)',' .
Mo. i'v 7'J 7 .IJ VS iLjash 1 T?44] l;t*<
M.hCeu. *7 s ... 21? , 27
I VCeu.. ... 107K 10'iH ?'??? t MH..I &041 Wi
BALTIMORE. May 17.?Cotton quiet?middling,
ItS. Klaur inactive but steady. Wheat?south
ern, easier; Ful??. ssa!?4: Lontfberry, 0Oa!?4; west
ern. steady; No. 2 winter red spot, H4; .May, S4;
.lune, July. 80^: August. 79V bid. Corn
southern, easier; white. 4oa44; yellow, 4-'a44:
western. ea?y; mixed spot. 42^; May, 4'.'!^: June,
4114a41(c: July. 4lv,a41;.: steamer, 41 nuked.
Oat*, quiet an 1 steady?western white, 32a;i34;
western mixed, 2Dn3l. hye. Arm, 54a.V>. Hay
sl??w ? prime to choice timothy. 15.00al5.50.
Provisions dull. butter auiet ? rr?im?r? in
Provisions d ill. Putter quiet ? creamery. IN
Kgg?, we-ik, p.'valll. Petroleum, dull?retlnad,
ii.7"'. CotTee, ttrui ? Klo cargoes fair, 1S\a 1S1..
Suuiir. quiet tiut firm?A Bolt. S ,aKi$; copper,
barely steady, refined. Pi Whisky quiet, 110.
Freights to l.iverp<s>l per steamer, quiet?cot
ton. 2X cents per 100 pouuds; grain, per bushel,
:M. Cork for orders. 3s.iM.a4s. Heceipts?flour,
?JO.OOO barrels; wheat, 5,000 bushels; corn, 50.000
bushels; oats, 4,000 bushels. Shipments?Hour,
I.i<10 barrels, hales?wheat, 82,000 bushels; corn,
( 70,000 bushels.
RALTIMOUK, May 17. ? Virginia consols, 35
< bid; do. ten-forties, 30 bid; do. threes. ?>7a?>7\;
j Baltimore and Ohio stock. 85aS7; Northern Cen
tral, 7?ka7tfJK: Cincinnati, Washington and Balti
more first*. SH^aiM'.: do. seconds, 4K bet; con
solidated gas bonds, 113 bid; do. stock, 43)$.
t miCAGO. May 17 \cloeing).?Wheat?May,
June HI; July, 77S'; August, 74V- Porn?May,
34: June, 33\; July, 34-,; August, 35. Oats
May. June, !5iV; July, Pork ? May,
II.tW; June, 11.60; July, 11.70: August, 11.75.
l.ard?May, AM); June. ti.HO; July, 6.S5; August, !
H.H0. Short ribs -May; 5.87>$; June, 5.b7>?; July,
5.U5; August, 0,00.
Arxt PaonoTtoss.?The following army pro
motion* will be caused by the retirement of
i Lieut-Col. Smith, twentieth infantry, an
j neunced in yesterday's Star: Maj. Danger Held
1 Parker, ninth infantry, to be lieut.-colonel of
twentieth; Capt. Richard Comba, seventh in
fantry, to be major of ninth; First Lieut. F. M.
H. Kendrick. seventh infantry, to be captain
| seventh; and Second Lieut. J. Espey McCoy,
seventh infantry, to b? first lieut. seventh in
Th* Cbtiser Bostos arrived at the Norfolk
navy-yard at noon yesterday. Commodore
Walker said this afternoon that the Boston will
leave Norfolk for New York to-morrow morn
ing with the monitor Puritan in tow.
Rasas or th? Tuekmoketeb. ?The foliow
ign were the readings at the signal office to
day: Ham., 70; 2 p.m., 43; maximum, 2 p.m.,
84; minimum, 2 p.m.. 62.
Assault with Intent to Kill.
Arthur Kratu and Hcott West, two well
dresaed young white men, were placed on trial
in the Criminal Coart to-day, charged with as
sault with intent to kill. Hugh Murphy ac
cused them of having struck him with a black
Jack, as he was going to put hia horses away
one evening last December.
THE NEW COMMISSIONERS.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THEMSELVES
The Opinion of Citizens on the New
The announcement in The Stab laet night of the
appointment by the President of Messrs. John
W. Douglass and Lemon G. Hine to be Commis
sioners of the District of Columbia was re
ceived generally with expressions of favor by
citizens of the District. Mr. Douglass received
congratulations from many friends at his home
on F street. Mr. Hine, who has been absent in
New York for some time, did not arrive home
until 9 o'clock last night, but even after that
hour he met many of his friends, who extended
A TALK WITH MR. DOrOLARS.
Mr. Douglass, the newly-appointed Commis
sioner. first learned of his appointment at his of
fice building on New York avenue yesterday af
ternoon. lie Lad been down town, and when he
entered the building one of the tenants?to 1
whom a Stab reporter had told the news about
a half-hour before, in a search for Mr. Doug
lass?began to offer his congratulations. The
reporter called on the new Commissioner last
evening at his residence, 1816 F street north
west. He said that, of course, he had then had
no knowledge othoially of his appointment,
although he had read what the evening papers
had to say about the matter.
"Yes," he said. "I am well acquainted with
Mr. Hine. and think a great deal of him. 1
have run across him several times in my pro
fessional career, and it was only a short time
ago that we wero opposing counsel in a law
When asked if he had formed any views upon |
the various topics .relating to tlie District gov
ernment Mr. Douglass replied that he had not. |
?'I can, at present, say only this much, that I
shall do my best to carry oiit the law and to
see that others carry it out. I favor good
schools, and plenty of them, and I shall make
a great effort to see that the improvements to
the city go on without interruption and with
out reference to sections. 1 am some
what acquainted in the District building
already, having had some business there at one
time aud another, and I anticipate verv pleas
ant relations with my assistntits. I shall try to
see that the places in the District government
are tilled with competent men. Of course, it
will t?ke me some timo to familiarize myself
with the details of the workings of the office.
I expect to be able to take the oath of office by
Monday. There are some matters in my pri
vate business that are not yet closed up, and it
mav take a little time belore I cau shake my
self1 entirely clear."
As commissioner of internal revenue Mr.
Douglass was acquainted not only with the de
tails of the work of his bureau in every par
ticular, but also with every clerk under him.
He made it a rule to go through each division
once a day, and familiarized himself with every
feature of the work, so that he could act more
intelligently upon the questions coming to him
lor decision. He was very popular in the
bureau, and left many friends there when he
resigned in 1870. all of whom unite to-day in
high praise of him.
Ho is comparatively a poor man and. an in
timate friend of his informed the reporter, is
connected with no real estate syndicates, capi
talized schemes or corporations, and Iihs no in
terests to boom except those of the DiRtriet at
large. He possesses the faculty of hard, steady
work to a high degree, and is almost tireless.
Ho has expressed himself in favor of a high
WHAT MR. HINE SATS.
Mr. Hino arrived in the city last evening
from New York, whero ho had been on busi
ness for several days. He first learned of his ap
pointment from Thk Star, which he secured in
Baltimore. It was too dark to read more than tho
head lines, he said to-day. but that was enough.
He was content to wait for particulars uutil
he reached home. Ho drove at once to his resi
dence on the Glenwood road, where a number
of friends called upon huu in person and by
telephone to offer him their congratulations.
His early morning rest was broken by the
jingling of the telephone bell, and when he left
tor the city, shortly after "J o'clock, tho
telephone calls were still following one another
thick and fast. Leaving his family to tho so
ciety of the busy, talkative telephone, Mr.
llin'o drove into "the city. His carriage was
frequently stopped by friends, who rushed out
to shake tho now Commissioner by the hand
and congratulate him. He stopped at the of
fice of Mr. E. Kurtz Johnson, where he held
quite a reception, although it was not generally
known that ho was there. His popularity was
shown by the fact that the appointment was re
ceived with general satisfaction.
Mr. lime bore his new honors quietly and
eoollv. A Stab reportor found him surrounded
by friends who showered their congratulations
upon him. He found time between handshakes
and responses to good wishes, however, to say
a few words to the reporter.
"What aro my plans? Well, it is a little too
early to go into" particulars, but I can say that
I shall do my utmost to look after the interests
of the District without fear or favor. I look
upon the office of District Commissioner
as one of detail, aud believe that its
duties can be performed Just as success
fully as those of any other business.
But to do so strict attention will have to be
paid to business methods. 1 shall do my best
to conduct the office on that plan. I shall en
deavor to see that the District gets every dollar
due it. and that it gets its worth for every
dollar paid. One of the principal duties ac
cording to my belief is to give everybody a
hearing. If there is any complaint made to
linteu to it patiently, anil if there is another
side to wait for it before acting.
"I don't know that it will be necessary to make
anv radical changes from the present methods.
I can't telL I will try as far as my authority
goes to have a prompt and just administration
of public affairs. Whatever will contribute to
that will of course receive my sanction."
In response to a qucntion he said that he was
not appointed to represent any particular in- j
terest or section of the District, but the entire
District. He said that he would endeavor to
serve the interests of the entire community.
Mr. Hine expected to go to the District
building later in the day and call on the Com
missioners. He did not know when he would
assume the dutes of his new office, as he had
not an opportunity of consulting with his col
It is understood that Mr. Hine, like Mr.
Douglass, favors a high liquor liccnse as a
means of reducing the liquor traffic and mini
mizing its evils.
TALK ABOUT THE NEW COMMISSIONERS.
"The appointments are excellent ones," said
Judge Miller. "I have known Mr. Hine for
many years. When practicing he was one of
the most popular members of the bar. He is
the most lovable man I ever saw, and has as
many warm friends as any one in the District.
He is a man of the people aud thoroughly un
derstands the wants of the people. He is a
representative of all classes. He is a friend of
the old citizen as well as of the newcomer, and
represents both the rich and the poor. He is a
man of ability, of the strictest integrity and
sound judgment. The appointments are of tho
best that could have been made."
Dr. J. M. Toner does not know either ap
pointee personally, but knows that both havo
filled positions of trust and importance with
great credit to themselves, and he expects
them to make a good record as District Com
Mr. C. C. Glover, of Riggs' bank, did not care
to express an opinion, but thought the appoint
ments would give general satisfaction. He
knew Mr. Hine well and favorably.
Mr. B. P. Snyder, president of the National
savings bank, said: "1 am well satisfied; I know
them both well; they are good men."
"The people of East Washington feel very
friendly to Mr. Hine," said Mr. M. L Weller.
"He is, you see, the nearest to being an East
Washington man of any Commissioner we have
had. He lives, you know, in the northeast sec
tion of the county. I think he is a big im
provement on the retiring board. As to Mr.
Douglass, I do not know him personally, but all
I have heard of him is in his favor. Mr. Hine
is agogd man. He is a member of tho Colum
bia Democratic club. Here is a list of the
members published in 1885, and Mr. Hine's
name is on it. So you can see his democracy
is not a recent thing."
"There is but one thought that any of us
can have in regard to the new Commission
ers." ?aid Mr. E. Kurtz Johnson. "They are
both gentlemen of high social standiug, and in
ability fully equipped for the performance of
their duties. I mean not the slightest disre
spect to any of their predecessors when I say
that we have secured in the persons of our new
Commissioners two gentlemen who will prove
perfectly satisfactory to their entire com
munity, and thus the judgment of President
Harrison will be commended. In fact there
were so many good men mentioned for the
place that the President could hardly have
made a mistake. Both Mr. Douglass and Mr.
Hine are good representatives of their party,
and hence there is no room for dissatisfaction
from a political standpoint. Yes, you may put
me down as delighted, and wo will all be
glad that the matter has been so satisfactorily
Mr. C. W. Thorn said that he know Mr. Hine
and considered that his appointment was mi
excellent one for the District. He did not know
Mr. Douglass. but a* the latter hpd been ft resi
dent of the District for a number of Team he
thought that he would appreciate the needa of
John A. J. Crerwell thought that they were
excellent appointments. "They are men en
titled to the confidence and esteem of the en
tire community." he added. '-I favored the ap
mointment of Mr. Som< rviile as representative
of the business interest* of the city, bat as he
w?s not appointed I am satisfied with the action
of the President.
Qen. R. D. Mussey said: "The appointees
are very good msn. I have known Mr. Hine
for thirty years and I have the highest opinion
of his integrity and abilities. I don't know Mr.
Douglass quite so well, but from what I can
learn of him I am satisfied that he will make a
"They are both even-tempered, level-headed,
intelligent and polite gentlemen, and they are
bound to be succeessful." said Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Lipscomb.
Mr. Charles E. Elliott said: "They are both
representative m?n and both of them are well
?ualified to perform the duties of their office,
have known Mr. Hine as a member of the bar
for fifteen years and consider him a man of in
tegrity and ability."
"I think they will make good Commissioners.
They are both good men." said Col. Totten.
Mr. Campbell Carrington said: "I know both
gentlemen personally. They are excellent men
to conduct the affairs of the District, aud the
President could not have made better seieo
Mr. Leon Tobriner said: "I do not think that
better appointments, looking to the protection
and advancement of the various District inter
ests, could have been made.
Judge Nott, of the Court of Claims, said: "I
have known each of these gentlemen as mem
bers of the bar of the Court of Claims for many
years, and have always had a high opinion of
their fidelity and good sense as counsel and of
their integrity as men. As a member of the
court it gives me pleasure to see two such mem
bers of the bar called to the government of the
District, and as a citizen and a property holder
I desire to express my entire satisfaction with
Ex-Mayor James O. Berret ?nid: "I know
both meu well, aud I think that they will make
good conservative and efficient Commissioners,
and that they will give general satisfaction.
'1 hey are both men of very pleasing atl dress
ami will no doubt bo popular officers. I am
satisfied that the President could not have
"I am well enough pleased," said Mr. W. S.
Thompson, the druggist. "I do think the
President could not have found two more
capablc men for Commissioners. It is an
office that is filled with great difficulty, but I
believe that the new men will prove very ac
Mr. Jas. E. Fitch, of the firm of Fitch. Fox A
Brown, said that he had known Mr. Ume for a
number of years, and was at one time con
nected with him in business. He has a very
high opinion of Mr. Hine, and thinks that lie
will make a most acceptable Commissioner. Ho
has not so intimate an acquaintance with Mr.
Douglass, but thinks him al?o well-adapted to
M< s*rs. Gibson Bros, were of the opinion that
both of the appointees would make good Com
missioners. Mr. Hine they have known a long
while and they regard him as being the right
man in the right place. Mr. Douglass is known
to them only by reputation. They were in
ravor of Mr. Momerville, they said, bnt as ho
couldn't secure the appointment they are per
fectly satisfied with Mr. Douglass.
Mr. B. F. Guy regards the appointments as
boms excellent ones in every respect.
M< ours. Judd & Detweiler heartily approve
of the appointments. Mr. Hme is personally
known to both of them, and is held in high es
teem by them.
Maj. Geo. Hill, jr., said: "The Appointments
meet my heartiest approval. Mr. Douglass I
only know by reputation, but from all that I
can learn I think ho will provo an acceptable
Commissioner. Mr. lline I have known for
many yearn, and I think the President made us
good a selection as he could possible have made
from tho democratic ranks, borne democrats
doubt Mr. Hine's politics, but 1 do not, lor I
kuow him to bo a staunch democrat."
Gen. H. V. Boynton: "Tho appointments
seem to me to be excellent. I havo known Mr.
Douglass for a great many years and ho has
always been all that we could ask of man to be.
As an official he was faithful and efficient. IIo
is a good lawyer and emphatically an honest
man. disassociated from ull '"rings" or
"cliques." Mr. Hine I know but little of.
Those who do know him are loud in praising
him, and. from all I can gather, ho will be an
G. H. ]!. White: "There can bo nothing hut
good said of either of the two new Commis
sioners. They aro both men of ability; both
possessed of good common-sense, and more
than all: they have only the best interests of
the District at heart."
T. E. Koessle: "The President could not
havo done better. .Mr. Douglass is a man of
splendid executive ability, and is truly a Dis
trict man. My only objection to Mr."Hine is
that he is a democrat, but he is a progressive
one and a thorough gentleman. Never were
better meu at the head of our local govern
M. M. Parker said: "They suit me first-rate.
I know but little about Mr. Doiiglat-s, but that
little is good. Mr. Hine is one of tho grandest
men in this city. He has a fine legal mind,
and is just the man I would like to have with
me if I was a Commissioner."
J. W. MacCartuey said: "I am very favor
ably impressed with the appointments, and
think the President made wise selections. The
sentiment among business men has been, so
far as 1 am aware, unanimously of a compli
Major John M. Carson: "I know Mr.
Douglass very well and think ho will make
an excellent Commissioner. He has had con
siderable experience in public uffairs, and his
lengthv resid< nco hero ought to give him tho
F. A. lticliardson said: "I havo known Mr.
Douglass for a great many years, and have a
high regard and rcspect for him. It is a great
compliment to him and to Mr. Hine that the
President has selected them from the long list
of citizens of character, ability and position,
submitted for his judgment, and it must make
them very ambitious to come up to his expec
tations. I have only a slight personal acquaint
ance with Mr. Hine, but we have many mutual
friends, all of whom speak of him in the highest
terms. From what the President has said to
me personally I am convinced that no other
considerations have influenced him in these aj>
pointments than those pertaining to public in
terests, for I know of several gentlemen for
whom a milch stronger pressure wag brought to
bear than for either Mr. Douglass or Mr. 11 ine.
1 have no doubt, whatever, that both of them
will strive to fulfill in the best and most con
scientious manner all the duties of the respon
sible positions to which they have been called;
neither have I any doubt, from my knowledge
of this community, that sooner or Wer denun
ciation and criticism will fall upon them as
upon all their predecessors."
Ex-Collector John F. Cook: "The appoint
ments I consider as good as could possibly have
been made. I have known both gentlemen for
Borne years and have no doubt but that they
will fully come up to expectations and make
Mr. Louis D. Wine said that he regarded the
appointments as excellent. Ho thought that
the President had evinced a desire to secure
capable men who would be acceptablo to the
people. Mr. Hine. ho said, is a man of ability
aud Mr. Douglass is well spoken of by those
who know him. He thought that the affairs of
the District could safely be intrusted to such
"I am not acquainted with Mr. Douglass,"
observed Mr. W. C. Dodge, "but I am told that
he is a good man. Mr. Hine I havo known for
some time. He is a courteous gentleman and
an honest man."
Mr. A. A. Thomas said that he had been
brought in contact with Mr. Hine in a business
way and had found him to be a fine man. He
thought that the President had made excellent
Sir. John Joy Edson said: "I think they are
good appointments. I used to know Mr. Doug
lass when I was in the Treasury department,
and consider him an upright and able man. I
know him personally, and think that he will
inako an efficient, courteous Commissioner?
one who will be popular and will give general
satisfaction. The Presideut has shown a great
deal of patience and a desire to select good
men to administer our District affairs, and I
feel confident that he has succeeded."
Mr. A. T. Britton said: "Iconsider that the
President has made two rery good appoint
ments. I have only a slight acquaintance with
Sir. Douglass, but I have known Mr. Hme for
more than a quarter of a century intimately.
He is an excellent lawyer, a good business man
and a gentleman of undoubted honor and
capacity. I think that he possesses the most
even disposition and amiable character of any
man that I ever knew. He will be at all times
approachable, and if any one takes offense it
would be simply because Mr. Hine does not
adopt certain opinions and not on account of
Mr. C. J. B?ll, the banker, said: "I am ac
quainted with both Mr.Dougloss and Mr. Hine
and I know them to be thoroughly good, honest
men. I am very well satisfied with the appoint
ments, and have not heard a differing opinion "
"I am not personally acquainted with either
of the new Commissioners," said Mr. P. V. De
Oraw, "but from comment I have heard they
must be men who have the interests of Wash
ington at heart If this is the case I am for
them, but would suggest, by way of parenthesis,
that they take advantage of their first opportu
nity to examine the condition of East Washing
ton's thoroughfare?East Capitol street."
"The appointments are excellent one*," on id
Mr. Hailett Kilbourn. '1 have known both
men long and well."
Mr. J. A. Buff (aid: ''From hearsay, I
should think Mr. Douglass was a first-rate
man. Mr. Hine I know quite well, and it, I am
sure, fully qualified for the position. From
Mr. Douglass' record," said Mr. Ruff. "I should
think he would be Just the man. I haTe al
ways heard that he is a good executive offi
George C. Henning, of A. Saks A Co., is of |
the opinion that the selection could not have [
been better. "They are suitable in every way,"
he said. . .
Mr. Isador Saks declared that the selection of ]
the Commissioners couldn't have been better.
"The President knew what he was about when
he chose Mr. Douglass and Mr. Hine." he said.
Mr. Lawrence Gardner said: "I have known
both gentlemen for many years and known them
to possess many excellent qualities."
Mr. Simon Wolf: "The appointments are all
right. I have known both gentlemen inti
mately for some time, and think they will be
highly satisfactory to the citizens of "the Dis
trict. This morning I wrote to both of them.
To Mr. Hine I said: 'Mv dear friend, you know
what I think of you, but I fear that in less than
three months they will go for the first part of
your name (Lemon) and try and squeeze von.'
To Mr. Douglas I said: 'I congratulate the Dis
trict, but pity you.' "
"Mr. Hine has been known to me for manv I
years," said Mr. Matthew G. Emery, "and I
know him to have the requisite qualities for the
making of an efficient Commissioner. As for
Mr. Douglass, I only know him slightly; never
had any business transaction with him, but
from hearsav and reputation I believe he will
acceptably fill his new position."
Horatio Browning, of Browning A Midtlleton.
in speaking of the new Commissioners, said:
"Mr. Hine is held in high esteem by me, and I
am delighted with his appointment, f have
known him for many years, and from his posi
tion as attorney for tile firm I know he possesses
executive ability, I believe Mr. Hine is more
of a democrat in name than otherwise, and
that reason alone should make me delighted,
for I am a republican. The endorsements that
I have heard of Mr. Douglass show him to bo a
man of many sterling qualities."
W. N. Dalton, of Dalton A Strickland, shoe
dealers: "The appointments are most satisfac
W. 8. Teel: "I consider both the new Com
missioners first-class men in every respect.
Better appointments could not have been made.
Mr. James E. Bell: "I have known Mr. Hine
for a number of years. He is a good man for
the place and will make an excellent Commis
sioner. He understands the needs of the peo
ple. I don't know Mr. Douglass."
AT THE DISTRICT BriLDIXOS.
Commissioners Webb and Wheatley were at
their desks early this morning apparently in
the best of humor. In answer to an inquiry
from a Star Reporter Commissioner Wheatley
| said that the appointments were very good
' ones; that ho had known both gentlemen for
somo time, and it was his impression that they
! would make good Commissioners. Commis
sioner Webb was hearty in his approval of the
selection. He said that they would make good
Commissioners. "When do you expect your
successors?" asked the reporter. "We are ready
at any time," answered Mr. Wheatley, "to turu
over the reins. Our work is up to date, and we
will be able to leave our successors clean desks
Just who will be president of the board is not
known. Heretofore it lias been customary for
the holding over Commissioner to till that office,
but in this case it is different.
"Personally I am not acquainted with either
of the gentlemen," said Capt. Symona, "but
from what I hear they are both good men. 1
trust that my relations with them will be as
pleasant as those with the old Commission
New Auditors of the Treasury Selected.
The President this afternoon appointed .Tno.
R. Lvneh, of Mississippi, to be fourth auditor
of the Treasury.
L. W. Habdercom, of the District of Colum
bia, to be fifth auditor of the Treasury.
Jas. H. Mills, of Montana, to be collector of
internal revenue for the district of Montana.
MINDREADER hTsIIOP'S DEATH.
His Mother Wants An Investigation and
Perhaps Another Autopsy.
A New York special to the Philadelphia
Pnss says: There will be an inquiry and
perhaps another autopsy in the case of
Washington Irving Bishop, tho mind-reader,
who, according to the medical testimony,
died last Monday in a cataleptio seizure that
followed an exhibition of his peculiar powers
at tho Lambs club. Mrs. Eleanor Fletcher
Bishop, his mother, clings to her belief that her
son du d under the surgeon's ktiile.
It w is lirst decided that Bishop's funeral
should take place to-day, but the later devel
opments ha\ e caused it to be postponed until
Mrs. Eleanor Fletcher Bishop yesterday sent
a letter to Dr. Allen Mi-Lane Hamilton and Dr.
Spit/ka, asking them to assist her in the in
vestigation she was about to begin. Mrs.
Bishop also sent the following letter to Coroner
"I am of the belief, founded upon my knowl
edge of previous attacks, that the autopsy per
formed by Drs. Irwin and Ferguson, was un
warranted. I therefore demand that a further
examination be made with a view to determine
whether my son died under the surgeon's kuife
or from catalepsy."
dr. IB vis's statement.
Dr. Irwin, accompanied by John It itch ie and
J. W. Thomas, formerly Bishop's manager,
and T. Brigham Rishop, the cousin of
tho dead man, called on Mrs. Bishop
this afternoon. Mrs. Bishop was laboring
under great excitement, and when she saw Dr.
Irwin she demanded what right he had to un
dertake a post-mortem examination without
her permission. Dr. Irwin has been greatly
wrought up by the charges brought against
him. He made the following statement:
"My action in this matter was dictated by
the regard I held for Mr. Bishop and what I
considered to be my duty. Biahop was not a
fraud. Tho method of his death goes to
Erove that he was what he claimed to
e. I did not know Dr. Ferguson person
ally. He was suggested to me by Dr. Lee
as a well-known pathologist, and I summoned
hiin in the interests of science. The brain
changes more quickly after death than any
other portions of the body, and had we waited
longer the benefit of the autopsy would have
been lost. For the trouble I have taken in this
case I have received no thanks, and I have
been called murderer and other vile names. I
think that an examination of the body even
now will clearly show that the man died hours
before the post-mortem. I want the fullest
the coroner's decision.
Dr. Hamilton answered Mrs. Bishop's letter
in person and told her that he would be ready
to testify at the proper investigation. Coroner
Levi received Mrs. Bishop's letter to-night, and
after consulting with her and with Mr. BUhop's
wife decided to subpoena the doctors and others
interested in the case to appear before him to
Bishop's body has been partly embalmed,
and lies in the undertaker's rooms at 8 6th ave
nue. The funeral will be on Monday afternoon
in Grace church, and the interment will be at
WAS IRVING BISHOP DEAD?
Three Doctors Held to Hall to Await the
New York, May 17.?Coroner Levy to-day
held an inquiry in the matter of the death of
Washington Irving Bishop, the mind-reader.
He examined Dr. J. A. Irwin and other surgeons
who were present at the autopsy. Dr. Fergu
son, who made the autopsy, 6aid he did so at
Dr. Irwin's request. He made a specialty of
autopsies. He made the autopsy on Mr. Bish
op's body at 3:45 p.m. Dr. Irwin said he thought
death had occurred about noon.* Lawyer
Atchison, representing the familv, and dis
trict attorney declared crime had been com
mitted. It was a misdemeanor to have per
formed the autopsy without the coroner's
consent, and manslaughter it the man
was not dead when the autopsy was made.
He thought bail should be fixed binding all
who were present at the autopsy. Dr. Irwin
objected, but the coroner held him. Dr. Hance,
and Dr. Ferguson in $2,500 each to await the
inquest, which will be held next week.
Thos. P. Ochiltree Sues for $25,000
Thos. P. Ochiltree, by Mr. H. W. Garnett,
to-day entered suit against the Union transfer
company for damages laid at #25.000, for inju
ries received March 3 last, by the vehicle in
which he was a passenger being driven against
an obstruction and bruising ana spraining him,
rendering him incapable of walking.
IXTZBXATIOHAX, PARLIAMENTARY CoXFEBEXCB
or Abbitbatiox.?The Secretary of Btate has
received a copy of a circular letter a nt oat
from Pari* conveying an invitation to the
United States to participate in an international
parliamentary oonferanoe of arbitration to be
asld daring the Paris exposition.
IT IS CABINET DAY.
And Hence the President Has But Few
It ?u not the new. tweet-scented matting
which kept the crowd away from the White
House to-day, nor had the heat anything to do
with it; it vu simp'y the knowledge of the fact
that it vat cabinet day and that only a few peo
ple could tee the President anyhow.
The rehabilitated offices looked quite bright
and cleanly, and the rusty, moth-eaten green
curtains no longer depended from the rotting
gilt cornioe over the window at the head of the
stairway, yet the callers were few.
Some of the Indiana white cap* and Mis
souri bald-knobbers who have endured an un
varying monotony of failure for two months
past. secured admission to the Jail and enjoyed
the hanging more than nnv other enter
tainment they have fallen acroaa in
this vicinity, with the trifling difference
that the execution was legal and orderlv; it
reminded them of the good times they have
had at home. It was the touch of nature that
made them feel that all men are kin.
a SMALL OONO&SSlONAL LIST.
Only one Senator?the venerable F.varts?
represented the upper house in the library to
day and he did not stay long. Ex-Senator Con
ger nlso called. The congressional list was small
and it included Representatives Cheadle. Posev,
Osborne. Bound. D. B. Henderson, Yost, J. D.
Tavlor, and Butler.
fiear-Admiral Rodgers and Rear-Admiral
Franklin were among the callers.
THERE WAS A* ODOR OF DIPLOMACY
in the air when the Hawaiian minister, Mr.
Henry A. P. carter, came in and introduced two
friends?Justice R. F. Bickerton. of the Ha
waiian supreme court, and Geo. W. Smith, of
How much or how little they said about the
appointment of the United States representa
tive to their country is not known and hardly
will be, lor they are diplomats.
The Kentuckians?D. It. Collier, of Lancas
ter; Jos. A. Sparks, of Vanctburg, and Samuel
L. Avery, of Louisville, had a great deal to dis
cuss with the President, but they were not in
j tho library so very Jong. The subject
of their conversation was internal-revenue
collectorships. but they gleaned no fresh in
formation. It has been decided to lay those
appointments on one side for at least a month
yet. Lots of the applicants have gone home
disgusted. They fought incessantly while they
were here and were the authors of their own
Indiana had but one representative?C. Cow
B. S. Montgomery, of Palmetto, and T. M.
Hurst, of Nashville, were the only Tennessee
A. Thomson, the venerable Ohio editor, was
among the callers. Mr. Thomson is the senior
editor of the Delaware (Ohio) Guz'tle, and is
older in harness than any other editor of that
j state, having been connected continuously
| with tho (icurtlt as editor and proprietor
; since 1S34, and has, for over a half
I century wielded an untiring pen in the interest
! of the party. He called in behalf of his son.
I Geo. H. Ihomson, of the bureau of statistics,
] who wants to be chief of that institution.
Bev. S. H. Robertson, superintendent and
! treasurer of the Morris Brown college, of At
I lauta, Oa.; James A. Buchanan. Gibson City,
! 111., and John F. Brggs, a Chicago lawyer,
] were the only other callers.
A LETTER FROM HENRY CLAY.
Patrick D. Lauglilin thinks more of the Presi
dent than he does of a valuable autographic
letter written by Henry Clay. Mr. Luughlin
resides at Towanda, Pa., and writes as follows:
"Inclosed I send you a letter written by
Henry Clay concerning your grandfather. I
have always prized the letter very highly, and
i 1 trust it will be of some pleasure to you."
The letter referred to is written on a sheet
of letter paper, stained with age and broken in
' a couple of places where it has been creased.
The ink used is deep blue in tint, and is as
fresh in appearance us though the letter had
been written to-day. The epistle reads:
Washington, 29th April. 1-40.
Dear Sir: I received your favor, stating that
a rumor prevails in Mississippi, that I objected
to the appointment of Gen. \\. II. Harrison as
Minister to Columbia upon the ground of bis
incompetency to discharge the duties of that
oilice, and inquiring ol me Into the truth of the
Gen. Harrison received the appointment dur
ing Mr. Adams' administration. So far from
its being true that 1 objected to his appoint
ment, upon any ground, it had my entire con
currence; and. ^besides his public credentials
and instructions, he bore a private letter from
me to Gen. Bolivar, the president of Colombia.
1 am, with great respect, your obed't sev't,
II. Kirk W. Ford, Esq.
The letter was not inclosed in an envelope.
It was folded over and sealed with black wax,
and addressed to H. Kirk W. Ford, esq.. Col
lege, Malcolm P. O.. Jefferson Co., Mississippi.
Henry Clay's frauk was where the stamp would
The President sent Mr. Lauglilin a pleasant
little note of acknowledgment and thauks.
A LETTER FROM WASHINGTON.
Another valuable scrap of paper was received
by the President yesterday. It is a
letter written by George Washington
to "Mr. Wm. Black, in King and
Queen." It refers to a title to certain
property which Mr. Black had to sell
| and which the lather of his country
desired to purchase. The writing is
quite distinct, the spelling is satisfactory,
and the date is December t>, 1773. The curio
is a gift from Harrison L. Wright, of North
Salem, Hendricks county, Ind. Mr. Wright
; glories in the fact that lie was named for the
I President's grandfather. He said in his letter
j of transmittal that he found the letter in Vir
; ginia in 1863, when his regiuieut was foraging
through that state.
I WILL THERE BE TWO srPREME BENCH VACANCIES?
In judicial and political circles it is coufi
| dently stated that the President will soon have
i to till notone, but two vacancies on the Supreme
Bench ofthe United States, the second one being
! caused by the retirement of Justice Miller.
Who will fill the present empty chair is still
matter for conjecture, with all the probabilities
| in favor of Attorney-General Miller,
i but as to the place now occu
i pied by Justice Miller no name has
as yet been suggested to the President save
that of ex-Secretary of War George W. Mc
Creary, and his sponsor was the justice himself.
At present the justice believes he will retire
! early in December, and he is really most
anxious that his friend McCreary succeed him.
Thirty years ago, when Judge Miller was prac
tising law in Keokuk, Iowa, he took McCrcary
into nis office and there laid tho foundation
for the broad legal knowledge which McCreary
is now credited with having in his possession,
j Mr. McCreary is now general counsel to
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad
| WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP.
TOPOOBAPIIEB OF THB-^. O. DEPARTMENT.?
Postmaster-General Wanamaker has appointed
Charles Itoeser, of Wisconsin, topographer of
tho Post-Office department, vice David En
right, of Michigan, removed. The salary is
e2,500. Sir. Roeser was removed from this
place some five years ago.
Cadets Appointed.?The following named
persons have been appointed cadets of the
military academy: Howard R. Perry, of Mt
Henry, fifth Illinois district; G. G. Cowell, of
Kingston, fifth Illinois district; A. M. Punch,
of Puxico, fourteenth Missouri district; James
I). Matthews, of Ada, ninth Ohio district; D.
W. Kilburn, of Chicago, second Illinois district.
Tebsonal.?The Boston Symphony Orches
tra, Geo. F. Bishop of Oregon, J. W. Martin of
Georgia, B. Swayne, N. C. Locherty, and F. W.
Chamberlain of New York, and C. D. Hender
son af Detroit, are at Willard's. Gilbert M.
Tucker of Albany, Douglas Sherley of Louis
ville, J. R. Bruce, uid J. 8. Mackintosh of Lon
don, Chas. C. Wis k Croydon, Scotland, and
J. B. Grant of Diu.er, are at the Arlington.
H. L. Stoddard, E. E. Pensu, Jaa. Skilton,
A. Bonnell. and L. C. Merrick of New York, E.
W. Busk of Boston, W. N. McDonald of Indiana,
and Chas. Field of Boston, are at the Ebbitt.
! E. V. Clerque and P. L. Kaucher of New
York, Wm. Scholl of California, E. Y. Drake of
Minnesota, H. 8. Williamson of Pennsylvania,
and Daniel Coolige of Philadelphia, are at the
Riggt. John Geek of New York, Wm. Doys
dala of Melbourne, and L J. Meller of Dakota,
are at the Arno.??C. 11. Potter of New York,
J. G. Larlie of Baltimore, C. Y. Hercue of Balti
more, W. G. Peters and J. B. Bowen of Boston,
are at Wormley's. C. D. Depew, and W. M.
Stuart, are at Welcker's. After a five months'
visit in Southern California, Edwin 1L Futsell,
formerly of Washington, hat returned much
improved in health. Walter C. Durfeen of
Fall Biver, Massachusetts, Mrs. Jl J. Drexel,
Miss Stanley, Geo. W. 0. Drexel. and Chaa. H.
Cramp of Philadelphia, are at the Normandie.
Chief Justice Fuller, of the U. 8. Supreme
Court, was entertained at the Norfolk navy
yard yesterday by Commodore Geo. Brown, and
last night attended a banquet at the Atlantic
I hotel at a guest of the Norfolk and Portsmouth
A FRIGIITFt L TRAGEDT.
A Man Kill* HI* Wife and Himself la ?
A tLKIC IX TUT Jtmucn BriLDlXO TIB WTU
noes?a mi ESTKka. iiuon m? wir* d?ai>,
iXO TBI* KILLS lltmil.
Mr*. Alien, * school trxher in ths
Jefferson School Building, in Bowth
Washington was shot and killed by her has band
abont S o'clock this afternoon.
Allen then turned his pistol aud killed him
There hss been some difficult* between the
psir, an J they have not lived together for soms
The tragedy occurred in the school building.
Allen entered the building, and proceeding
to where his wife was engaged, flredthe fata^
School was Just then closing, and the trag
edy created a panic among the children.
Ligros Lii r.*?r*.
The Commissioner* 1o-day approved the ap
filicstion uf Sheehau A Mockabee for a retail
lquor license at 600 4'j strut hod Unrest, and
that of llcnry Clark for a wholesale license at
7U0 7th street southwest
Assessor William* has w ritten to the Commis
sion) rs calling their attention to the tact that
the Mutual tire insurance company does not
pay any personal tax on its capital stock, as
corporations are required to do. and requests
that the matter be referred to Attorney Kiddle
for his opinion.
The Death Record.
During the twenty-four hours ending at noon
to-dar deaths were reported to the health of
fice as follows: Maria Hickey, white. 73
years; Charles 1'. l>uum, jr., white, 30 yeara;
Julia McKenuey, w lute, b0 years; Louis P.
Schweitzer, white, 6 year#; Julia C. Cole,white,
47 years: Mary C. Vsu D<Venter, white, 44
vears; Lilly Taulhcrt, colored, 4 months;
Winnie Johnson, colored, 8 months; George E.
White, colored, 10 years; William ileal, colored,
25 years; LlizabutU L. Jackson, colored, 3
The Postage Stamp Mania Again.
Several letters have recently been recti red
at the City l'ost Office inquiring whether the
government is paying for canceled staui|?.
Letters of thHt kind have been re
ceived from Massachusetts. Oregon, and
California. The l'ost Office officials
are under the impression that such a rumor
has been circulated in some u< w*paperalid that
the stamps when collected will be waahed and
the result will be a raid upon the Treasury. All
such letters have been answered that the gov
ernment pays no such reward.
Cardinal Gibbons has returned to Baltimore
from his southern trip.
'l he eucauipiucut ot the Mary land militia will
be held at Frederick jinicliou, beginning July
17 aud continuing ten days.
Senator Daniel aud (iov. Lee. on account of
previous engagement*, have declined invita
tions to deliver addresses on confederate memo
rial day in l'eternhurg.
Wild fowl are beginning to make their ap
pearance in large quantities ou the salt marshes
along the Chiucoteague bay.
Company K. tirst Virginia regiment, of Rich
mond, has beeu allowed to hold a week's en
campment at the Naval Hospital park in July.
DOLBEAR. At the Homeopathic hospital. Friday
mot-inn*. May 17. 1 *M?. at ? .H) u'c1<n k. hi I Li. MAN
KKANGJs DoLliEAU. Ill lbs seienty-seventh year of
Funeral from 1413 X street, bat urday, at 4 p. m.
Friend* 111\ 1 Led. ? *
HOl.MES. on May 17, 1 88$), at 9 o'clock a. m.
CLARA, beloved sud 1 oungest child of 1 homss and
Ids Uoime*, aired nii month* and uiue days
Funeral Irom parent* retudenoe, 1 U.1.1 New Jerse
avenue noribwcii. .*alurda), May 1 h. at 'i u'tloc k I in.
HOW AltD. On Thursday. May 10, 1 SXM, at ^o'clock
T. ui , ALLXANDLU How AKD, in his twenty-elybth
Funeral 8un<lay afternoon, May 19, at 1 o'clock,
from the Third Baj tmt .buivli, Franklin street, be
tween 4tbaudoUi aliuela. Relatives and friends in
vited to attend. *
McKENNEV. On May IS, 1889. JULIA McKEN
NEV. igcd nfty years
Funeral from her lat? residence, Wallock street, near
he xbuelien I'ars. i>u (Saturday luorinus, May IK. st
t '.-locka. in., Uionce u> tlic Imina. uiat? touooptioa
.m.LLIGAR. OnThnrsdsy, May 17, 1889, THEO
DokL 8. Ja . only son ol ineo. a. and Je?se L. NeUi
*ar, aired !i da> s.
(Altauiy and Norfolk papers [ lease eopy,[ ?
NEWTON. On Friday, May 17, 1 *89. at 12 30 a
m.. alter a linperinjf llluea*, J t Kt.U. W . son uf Jee
sie M? and tlie late Albert b. Neaton, a*sd eumiean
yeara and live months.
1 uueral services at the residence of his mother. No.
15i! iMxtb street souibweat, .Sunday, May 19, at 3
o'clock i>.m. lutermont private J'
VAX Dl. VENTER On May 1?, 1889, at 7 o'tiook
a.m.. MAKV CATHARINE, wife ot Samuel C. Van
Deventer, snd dauirbter of Milliaui Pope, in Uie forty
tilth year ot her aire.
t uiiersl will take place on Saturday mnrnlnf. Msy
18, st lOo'clock, from No. 1217 titb atrert northwest.
Relatives and iritnds are luvited to atteud without
turther noUce. X*
JJOKSFOBD'S ACID l Uubl HA1E
MAKES delicious LEMONADE.
A teaspoonful added to a p-laai of hot or cold water,
and sweetened to the Uric. ?UI hs found refreshing
P ears' Soap.
Fair W hit* J J and*.
jjkight ?lear (complexion.
soft jjealthftl S11*
?The Great English Coo.plexioo Soap?
PEARS' SOAP." HOLD EVERY'
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THE OPEAT ENGLISH MEDICINE,
WOETH A GUINEA A HOE.
FOB WEAK STOMACH.
Sold brail Drumrists Price ii.vc. per Boa Pre
ps red only ty THUS. BEECHAM, St. Helen's Lao
cashire. r.UK. B F. ALLEN A CO., sole A?rents for
C. s.. 365 and 337 Canal st., N V- iwho if your drus
inst does not kerp them) will mall BEECH AM'SPILCH
on nx-eipt of price, but inquire nrst. il'least mention
this paper. > dlO
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