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LATE NEWS BY WIRE,
Senate Quo Warranto Proceedingi
The Day of the Democratic Or
IN THE SENATE CI AM ER
TRENTON. N. J., Feb. 2L-At the open
lig of the bearing before Commissioner
Dickinson, In the senatorial quo warrante
proceedings today Allen 0. McDermott ap
geared a" counsel for Senator Adrain.
The crow-examination of Secretary Sam
ad C. Thompson of the democratic senate
was bogun by R. Wayne Parker.
The witness ad he reached the Senatf
chamber at 2 o'clock on the day of organb
main.. He and Senator Pettas cou no
get through the crowd and policemen made
a psag way. Assistant Sergeant-at
Arms Vansciver was at the door and ha
it locked. The witnes found about twenty
Lye esem inde the chamber when I
entered. He could not may whether al the
Senators were there at that time. Witness
Coul only remember one person present a
Be had never seem the resolution provIding
for the election of Adrall as president Prc
tem. until he calld the wenate to order
'hbOmpeod said he noticed that Senato
Bradley's name was not on his desk. Thin
was also at noon. He did not know wheth
Or it was customary to have the namese
new senators on their desks. The main doe
Ot the senate chamber was closed and
Sergeant-nt-Arms Nathan was In charge
Me heard great noise and confusion with
He beard what seemed like a contlaous
knocking on the door. and yet the door was
kept closed. He did not know that asz
direction was given to keep the doer closeA
but it was the usual custom.
Witnees was asked where were the pro
wst" Med against the senators from Men
mouth and Camden. He said they were it
the hands of the committee.
COV1TE131E7 11 O" ECURasse
GWee' PIuallrty In Peanelywna
Teas fa to 106,435,
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 26.-The ocia
emt of the vote of Allegheny county was
'ompaeted today. It gives Grow a plurat3
Of 3,11, which Is 10,918 more than the re
PUbean plurality last fall, and over 4,00(
bove the highest estimate of Grow's phi.
Armstrong county's offical vote shows a
piurahty for Grow of 2,111. a democratic
sa of I.
Grow's plurality in the state is increased
10 these gures to 18&.450.
TEN CALL TME.
redesns Lmnsit and ne-rbert Bad a
ret mait mate.
There wll be no more eoetests at fsol
bal betweo the representatives at the
ainy and navy. Secretaries Lamont and
Herbert have conferred on the subject, and
have reached the oenclusien that such eon
tests between the cadets are detrimentas
to their studies, as well as injuries to the
dicpline of the institutions. They do nol
Obseet to foot ball playing within certain
limits, but they are opposed to contesti
between the two academies. Their action
in the matter is embodied 'n the following
eder issued today by the Secretary of War
*The game of feot ball will be permitted
at the United States Mitary Academy, u.
der such regulaions as may now or here
after be prescribed by the superintendent
Me may permit teams from other instltu.
tiens to visit West Point and to play then
with the sendeny's team; but the team el
edets is prohibited from engaging Im
The Secretary of the Navy Isued a simi
lar order for the guidance of the superin
t of the Naval Academy.
WANT THE UDGnEM,
swEng sg lse the tse of the ANee1e
The deba in bildng a betige at th
2hree Sisters for the use of railroads ha
rewvved the interest in the Aqueduct bridge
as a p.sible viaduct for such purposes.
Thin afternoon the Coammlmanners gave s
Vabue hearing to those persons Intereste
in House bill 5901, providing for the re.
construetiom of the Aqueduct bridge. Te
bil autherisen the Commissioners to enta
into contract with any street railroad nov
ehartered or hereafter to be chartered ar
esetructed In the state of Virginia to re
costruct that portion of the Aquediuc1
brig now occupied by the west footwayce
the bridge and to lay thereon a single
track for the use of street rallways. The
irork in to be done under the muperviseior
et the Engineer Commissioner. The bil
also emopowers the Commissioniers to au
thertse any street railway which mhi
termaeM en the Virginia side to cross et
ts the track as above conmtructed, the cos.
pay entering into centract to pay to the
Dititnot lees than I cent for each pars.
oer conveyed over the bridge, the mone
em derived to he used in keeping the bridg
Is repair. It in also provided that onl3
herse power shan he used as a motive pow
er, and the Csainissioners are empowered
to compel any street railway which termi
antes at er near the north end of mali
bridge to construct a continuation of its
Sees so as to connect at the north end og
the bridge with tines crossing the tmoe.
Mr. Cassius G3. Mead explained the pur
poses of the bill. He argued that it was ab
elutely impossible for a street railroad te
build a bridge across the Potomae at ot
Uear the Three Sisters. The lowest esti.
=ale yet placed upon the building ofa
bridge was ySno,000,. and no railroad could
hope for many years to come to get suffi
eleat travel in warrant such an ==p..nds
Asunigameuts Sefere Judge NeCeemme
In Criminal Court, DIvision 2, Wan. Brya
George Raymond. George Shields and Ed
ward Butcher were arraigned for the lar
eey of twenty gallons of gin, and George
~ymadphad guilty and the others nol
Wimliam C. Cox and Philip Stewart. chari
ad with false pretenses In obtaining $40 o1
M-. W. B. Webb for Mt. Jesreel Baptis
Church, plead not guilty.
James H. Cooke for housebreaking and
Malone Wheeler, emnberalement, plead no
Of Useet te Pestant Ctec-ks.
There are more than 8,000 railway posta
elerks in the service of the government
Bost of whomt will be benefited by the bil
et Representative Hopkins of Illinois, whic'
was fat orably reported by the House comi
mittee on poet offces. This bill createi
seven classes of clerks at salaries ranging
frown 16as to $1 .'NP making two clasmei
higher than are providert for by the presen
laws, salariedl at $l.tftN. and $1,Mi6.
No class of government emnployes are
subjected to such constant danger or havy
duties Imposing so great a strain as-h
ptal clerks. Many of therm have been
killed In railroiad accidents In recent years
and effrts have been made to provide pen
lions for their families. Members of the
post office commlttee expect to make
strong stand to secure more liberal wages
for the employes in this branch.
The following ssigrments to duty of offi
emr of the quartermaster's department arl
Maj. Charles F. Humphrey, in addition ta
him present duties, to dutf as chief quarter
master Department of the Pliatte.
Capt. J. Estcourt Sawy er to duty as poi
gsiartermiaster at the Presidio of San Fran
The following~ assigrayments to regiment
at offi*cers recently promoted are ordered:
Artillery armr--'apt. Lulgl Lomia to thi
Ofth artillery. battery B: First Lieut. Johb
-) Miley, to the fifth artillery, light batter
Infantry arm--Capt. Carver Hlowland, I
the fourth infantrycomspany K: First Lieul
Stephen M. Hackney, to the fourth infan
try, company K.
First Lieut. Lewis D. Greene, seventh it
foatry. will proceed to New York city fto
aas=nnt to duty at David's Island, Nei
Chicago to se made a Center for Re
eeipt and Disete tien.
An important change Ia the method of ow
sembling and distribul anhn spgpen
is contemplated by the Home cammtes
on Indian affairs. The main purpose Is to
make Chicago the center of supm and
distribution point, and to e away Wi the
extensive branch of distribution at New
York. The plan has already advanced so
far that members of the Indian committee
regard it as settled that the Indian supplies
warehouse at New York will be abolished,
and that the governmest plant at Chicago
will be enlarged to accommodate the enor
imous quantity of plowvsiem, clothing. de..
furnished to the Indians. The moving rea
son for the change Is to got the point of
supplies nearer to the Indian country. ItsQ
resentative Wilson of Washington Is ac
tively interested In the change, and ex
pects to have the co-eperatiom of Represen
tative Aldrich of Chicago. Mr. Wilson says
that a great saving will be made on freights
by having Chicaga as the distributing point.
At present wrny of the supplies for the
Indians make a complete transcontinental
trip from New York to the Pacifie coast
before they get to the Indians. The great
balk of these supplies go to pfts far west
of the Mississippi river. The proposed
change will be made a part of the Indian
appropriation bill, and the subcommittee
having it In charge have already agreed to
A Railreod Ueastug.
Representatives Gorman and ILpham, as
a subcommittee of the committee on mili
tary aEatrs, gave an Informal bearing tMs
morning to Vie President Reed, Col. A.
D. Anderson. nuprtwntendent Holden end
D. . Howen of the Washington, AlexaA
dria and ML Verson Electric Railway
Company, upon the bill to grant that rail
way the right to cross a portion of the Ar
lington reservation. The company prop"see
to extend its line near the highway, at the
foot of the cemetery reservation. and doe"
not, to any way, encroach upon the came
CoL Read explain"a that the road Is now
in actual operation nine miles of its length,
from Almanduia to Mt. Vernon, running
forty-foot cars at the rate of twenty-five
miles an hoar. The coaches are like those
of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company; are
heated and ghted by electricity, and the
road, in point at equipment and service, Is
claimed to be the best in the country. It
is proposed to furnish easy and cheap ae
cens to Arlington. probably at a fare of five
cents. Last year, under the moot adverse
curintones, half a million people visit
ed Arlington. paying back fare or walking.
The company proposes to take people from
the heart of the city direct to Arlington
gates for a very small sum.
The subcommttee heard Col. Reed's state
ment with apparent satisfaction, and indi
cated that there seems to be no obstacles
in the way of granting the company the
privilege asked, as It ts in the line of bene
Ating the pubic.
The Paele sim.
Representative Reif of Pennsylvania,
the cheiman of the Ho1se committee on
Pacifie railroads, will call a meeting of the
committee for Thursday, M1arch 1, to take
tp the difficult problem of the Union Pa
tSe amobedin. to the government. For
a month past Representative Reilly and
Senator Brice. the chairman of the Senate
cmmittee, have held frequent consulta
tiens upon Paciec seamrs. Whie half a
dozen plans for settling the matter are be
ftre Congress, Mr. Reilly states that no
course has been agreed a s or discussed
by the committee.
The Senate in executive nseado today
confirmed the nomination of Wm. A.
Poucher to be United States attorney for
the northern dstitet of New York. The
nomination was nest to the Senate on De
cember 6 last. The Senate also eoaurmed
the nomination of J. Adam Bede to be
marshal for the district of Minnesota.
Us EXYU.aDIIN TREATY LIKY.
Cswdamib 3toeme Deteween the
sealn System La osts Uie.s ad
Notwithstanding the tacit agreement at
the time Weeks was surrendered to the
United States officers by the Costa Rican
government that negotiations would follow
looking to the formulation of an extradition
treaty between the two countries, It now
appears that there is little probability of a
successful outcome of the attempt.
The dificulty lies in a cardinal difference
between our legal system of punishments
and that which prevalb not only in Costa
Rica, but in some other South and Central
Anericaa countries, and first and foremost
to the failure of the Costa Rica law to pro
vide for the death penalty. Possibly this
is to be attributed to the frequency of
revolutions, which put many lives in jeop
ardy, could the death penalty be imposed.
But, practically, the effect of the nis
sloe would be to prevent the Co eRican
government from surrendering U us &
fugitive guilty of murder or any other
crime punishable under our laws by death,
and it is felt that an extradition treaty
feiling in this point would be of little value.
A Patent Lireulas'.
Commissioner of Patents Seymour han ts
sued a circula" announcing that bereaftet
on Wedneejtays he or the assistant com
missioner wDi give oral hearings on ques
tions of classification of applicatIons or
ptents to eaminers whose divisioas sny
einvolved. No written statements on
these questions will be received.
Patal Pare at a Asylasm.
Two lives were lost and a score placed
in imminent peril by a fire which cas.
.earned a portion of the State Home fol
Feeble-aminded Children, at Vineland, N. 3.,
yesterday morning. The victimes are J. H
Sage. the engineer of the institution, and
his wIfe, who acted an laundress. The fin
was discovered at 8 o'clock yesterday morn.
ing in the basement of the handsome three.
story brick structure known as the Rob.
inson Memorial Cottage, which wan re.
c ently erected at a cost of $13,000. It sprea'
Lwith almost incredible rapidity, owing tc
I the high winds and scarcity of water, and
-before help could be sumoned the entiri
building was filled with smoke and flamnes
Deatha et Col. J. U. Nager.
-Cel. John Middletos lHager, a distingelis
eel member of an old southern fanily, died
at his resIdence, 1ST 5th avenue, Ne.
York. Saturday morning. Col. Huger wai
born in Charleston, S. C.. in 1808. His fa
ther was Judge Daniel ilmentt Huger,tnted
States fienator from South Carolina, for a
number of years. His eldest son Is Cal
Daniel Huger of Mobile, Ala. Another no:
I in Capt. William Huger of New Orleans
president of the New Orieans Stock Ex
change. His third sos is Capt. Charles
Huger of Mobile, Ala.
An S~ee Dlssppesa.
Capt. C. T. Beall, the only medical stare
keeper In the military establishment, wai
placed on the retired lint of the army todaj
on account of age, and the office has gone
out of existence.
A Naval Yaeaney.
r Capt. N. H. Farquhar, whose term au
I chief of the bureau of yards and docks ox
pires on the 6th pronimo, will be assignei
to the command of the League Island na?3
yard, near Philadelphia. Capt. J. N. Mille,
and Capt. E. 0. Matthews are the leading
ca ndidates for the prospective vacancy.
Patent Offese mastry Postponed,
The inveetigatlon of the alleged irregu
larities concerning the printing of the Pa
tent Office Gazette has been postponed b3
the Senate committee on printing unti
Wednesday morning at 10:31A
The President has approved the act grant
inlg to the Des Moines Rapids Power Com
pany the right to erect, onustruct, operate
and maintain a wing-dam, nanal and powe
tstation In the Mississippi river in Hancoci
Es Heis Safe.
James Collins, a colored msan, was takei
e In custody today on a charge of bigamy
the warrant having been grorn out by Mar
A. Collins, a woman who claimsed to hee th
a first and lawful wife of James Collins, th
L defendant. She went before Prosecutni
- Attorney Mullowny and told her tale o
woe, but her husband's secoad marrIng
-she said took place in January. 1851, just I
r little more than three years ago. As tb
r statute of limitations applies to such case
T11 GAP FILLED.
BeteluttSmary baughters Adjourn,
but Neat Day the BlIssard Came.
Ite m asmsian of the Daughters of
th Anisan Remolution on Saturday was
IM in s at 3 o'clock in the afternoon,
wen The Dar's eport closed. The annual
deetion of 5mr@ was then in programs.
The final -e-t was an follows: For pres
Ident general, Mrs. Latitia Green Stevenson,
re-4eected by unanimous ballot; vice gees
dent, in charge of organization, Mrs. A. D.
Geer; recording secretary general, Mrs.
Henry Gannett; corresponding secretary
general. Mrs. Mary Desha; treasurer gen
eral, Mrs. Thomas L. Tulloch; registrars
general, Miss McClay and Miss Wilbur;
historian general, Mrs. Henry Blount; chap
lain general. Mrs. E. T. Bullock, and
surgeon general, Dr. Anita Newcomb Mc
All of these ofileers are residents of Wash
ington. Of the twenty vice presidents gen
aral that were to be chosen only eight were
elected, the rest going over for the selec
tion of the national board. Those elected
were as follows: Mrs. S. P. Beall, Virginia;
Miss Eugenia Washington, District of Co
lumbia; Mrs. Margaret Dickens, Connecti
cut; Mrs. A. Howard Clark, Massachusetts;
Mim E. L. Dorsey, District of Columbia;
Mrs. Harry Heath, Virginia; Mrs. R. Og
den Doremus, New York, and Mrs. J. 8. T.
Stranahan, New York.
Three of the honorary vice presidents
general were also elected: Mrt. Ella Hardin
Walworth of New York, Mrs. A. Leo
Knott of Maryland, and Mrs. M. M. C.
Butler of South Carolina.
A unanimous resolution of thanks to Mrs.
Cleveland and Mrs. Stevenson for the cour
tesies shown by them to the delegates was
adopted by a rising vote, and a number of
other resolutions of thanks to the offcers
of the society, past and present,were carried
An announcement was made of the elec
tion of state regents by the various dele
gations as follows:
Kentucky. Mrs. Pope; Iowa. Mrs. Hull;
Georgia, Mrs. B. Morgan; District of Co
lumbia, Mrs. Kate Henry; Connecticut,
MM Randolph Keim; California, Mrs. Mad
den; WismnsAi, Mrs. Peck; Pennsylvania,
Mrs. Hoge; Vermont, Mrs. Burdett; Ten
nessee, Mrs. M. 8. Mathes; South Carolina,
Mrs. Bacon; Rhode Island, Miss Knight;
Ohio, Mrs. A. H. Hinkle; New York, Miss
Louise McAllister; New Jersey. Mrs. W.W.
Shippen; Minnesota. Mrs. I. M. Newport;
Massachusetts, Mrs. C. M. Green; Mary
land, Alice Key Blunt.
The meeting then adjourned to meet in
Washington on February 2, 1895,
The following oil lamps have been ordered
for West Brookland: One at northeast cor
ner 7th and Milwaukee streets, one at the
southeast corner Sth and Milwaukee streets,
and one at the northeast corner of 7th and
A public gas lamp has been ordered on
the west side North Capitol street between
R and Randolph streets.
At the request of the Commissioners, the
attorney for the District has drafted a bill
providing for the appointment of not ex
ceeding three women on the board of trus
tees of publie schools.
Bids for Cement.
Bids were opened Saturday afternoon for
furnishing the District with 45o barrels of
Portland cement. The bidders were J. G.
& J. M. Waters, 82.30 per barrel; Jan. H.
McGill, $2.8, and Jackson Jones Company,
Assessor Trimble has reported to the
Commissioners that the assessed value of
the buildings rented, by the general govern
ment is Washington amounted to $1,002,
B84. This statement Is in answer to a re
quest from the House committee on public
buildings and grounds.
The Commissioners today established the
following rests for dealers in the Western
Buteher stands, 17 each per month; baker
stands, $6 each per month; butter stands,
5 each per month; produce stands, ru each
per month; Ofsh stands $5 each per month;
miscellaneous stands, $5 each per month.
The Payament of Pensions.
The recommendation recently made by
Jua Lrefren, commissioner of pensions,
that the instructions in regard to the exe
cution of pension vouchers be modified by
the elimination of the fourth paragraph re
lating to the execution of vouchers by the
United States pension agents, has been ap
proved by Judge Reyn~lds, assistant sec
retary of the teret. The paragraph in
question is as follows:
"When any payment is made to the pen
sioner In person, the same rule shall ap
ply, except that neither the pension agent
nor any clerk employed by him shall appear
as a witness in either the voucher or the
This modification will revive the practice
of making payments to pensioners in per
son, and permits the pension agents or their
deputies to attest the signature of pension
er to vouchers and receipts for pension.
The Lancaster arrived at Singapore yes
terday on her way from China to New
York by the Sues route. The Essex ar
rived at Newport today to take on appren
tices for a cruise in the West Indies. The
Bennington arrived at St. Vincent yester
day on her long voyage from Gibraltar to
San Francisco through the Straits of Ma
gellan. The Concord arrived at Shanghai
yesterday from Yokohama.
Superjatendent of Reindeer Station.
William A. Kjellmann of Madison, Wis.,
has been appointed superintendent of the
government reindeer station at Port Clar
ence, Alaska, at $1,200 a year. He will
commence his duties in May.
Nessly Asphyxiated by Gas.
Joseph Harris and Robert Allen, colored,
employed by Prof. J. A. Bell of 18381 19th
street~were found about 10 o'clock yesterday
in the stable in rear of 1810) N street in an
unconscious condition from the escape of
gas. Drs. J. 8. McLain and H. A. Robbins
attended them, and they were sent to the
Emergency Hospital, where they both were
found in a se.-ous condition. Harris is
twenty-four and Alien twenty years of age,
and they were out late Saturday night. and
It is supposed the turning on of the gas was
For a Diseevery and Settlement.
Joseph Rakeman, guardlian of Marguerite
Ward Drown, by Messrs. French and
French and Gordon and Gordon, has filed
a bill against Adelaide H. Woodal et al., for
a discovery, settlement of accounts, &c. It
is set forth that Eugene V. Brown died in
November, 1892, leavIng his estate to his
mother in trust for complainant. and the
mother administered on the estate, the de
fendants, Woodall and C. E. Burden, being
the securities on her bond in $5,000 and the
administratrix died before settling the em
tate, and left the American Security and
Trust Company the executors of her will.
She, therefore, seeks a discovery as to the
estate, that she may recover her portlon,&c.
No Oeer Yet.
The 250 diamond found by Walter Than
ton, colered, who was arrested last week
on suspicion of stealing it, is still held at
pelice headquarters, and Thaxton having
explained that he found It on New Jersey
avenue, has been released, and should the
gem fail to find an owner at the end of six
mnonths will be turned over to him. Thus
far Col. C. A. DeArnand and Gen. Boynton
have endeavored without success to Identify
it as one lost by members of their family.
.Mr. Sylvester has received descriptions fromt
-others, but the owner has not yet appeared.
Three Slight Fires.
0. Saturday evening a slight fire took
place at UI0 20th street northwest, occupied
by the Emmerich Beef Company.
Yesterday morning a fire took place at the
house of Leon Kahn, No. 311 4 1-2 street
At 2 o'clock this morning a fire took place
at the house of Raymond Moses on 14th
between East Capitol and A streets north
east, and No. 8 engine responded, but the
building was entirely destroyed. It is
thought to have caught from an overheated
stove. The lose is about $500.
The Eleventh Banquet.
The eleventh annual banquet of the
Washington Association of the Delta Kappa
Epsilon Fraternity will be held at Welcker's
on Wednesday evening. This is one of the
best known college f-aternities in the coun
try, founded at Yale in 1844, and has thirty
two chapters. RepresentatIve John De Witt
IWarner In president of the Washington as
isoclation. A delegation from the Delta
IKpaEpsilon Club of New York, headed
I y epeiet David Bannett King, will
come down for the banquet.
COL. GEO. TRUESDELL
eected by the uiat to Be m D -
GEAL APPROVAL OF THE CHOICE
Expressions of Gratification by a
Number of Business Men.
THE NEW OFFICIAL'S CAREER
The question of the District commission
ership was settled by President Cleveland
yesterday, and was the last matter acted
upon by him prior to his departure on the
light house tender Violet. He had made up
his mind that Mr. Truesdell was the best
man for the place, and that he would send
in his nomination, provided he could be as
sured that such action would be agreeable
to Mr. Truesdell. Word was accordingly
sent to Mr. Truesdell's house that the Pres
ident would like to have him call at his
earliest convenience before he left the city.
Mr. Truesdell responded promptly, and
on giving his name to the doorkeeper at
the White House was at once ushered into
the presence of the President. The Pred
dent explained the situation, and asked
Mr. Truesdell If he would accept the ap
pointment. Mr. Truesdell thanked the
President for the proposed compliment and
the great consideration shown him and ex
pressed his willingness to accept the ap
pointment. The nomination of Col. Trues
dell, with others, was sent to the Senate
today, but reached there after the Senate
The Seleeted Cemmsei..r.
Col. George Truesdell is one of the best
known citisens of the national capital. He
is a little over fifty years old and is gen
erally regarded as a man of fine personal
appearance. He is a native of Onondaga
county, N. Y. As a youth he attended the
Michigan University and there studied civil
engineering. When the call for troops was
issued by Presdnt Lincoln he enlisted as
a private in the twelfth New York volun
teers in April 1861, and served with dis
tinction. He was promoted successively to
the post of lieutenant and captain. At the
battle of Gaines Mill. In June, 1882, he was
badly wounded and laid up for several
months. His regiment was a two years'
regiment, and at the expiration of its term
of service Capt. Truesdell was appointed
paymaster, with the rank of major. He
served the government in this capacity un
til February, 1801. when he was mustered
out, being one of the last nine paymasters
appointed from the volunteer army to be
mustered out of service.
After the war he was located here in the
paymaster general's office, and was en
gaged in paying the additional bounties
authorized by the act of July 28, 19K8. He
was in charge of all claims filed from the
state of Illinois. He received the brevet
rank of lieutenant colonel for meritorious
services during the war. Since quitting the
army Col. Truesdell resided continuously
In Washington, excepting during a period
of two years, when he was following his
profession of civil engineer in New Jersey.
He entered the real estate business in
Washington and carried it on successfully.
For the last twelve or fifteen years he has
been engaged, not as a real estate agent,
but in developing and improving his own
property. His efforts have been directed
to building up Washington Heights and
Eckington, and the existence of those two
places is due chiefly to the enterprise and
energy which he devoted to them. He or
ganised the Eckington Railroad Company.
and as president built the railroad and
carried it on successfully for several
That company has sold out its interests
to the Widener syndicate, and Col. Trues
dell now holds only a slight interest in it,
having remained in the directory of the
road until the reorganization can be com
peted. He is a director of the Columbia
National Bank and of the Washington
Loan and Trust Company and connected
with a number of other local enterprises.
He has been an active member of the board
of trade, and as chairman of the commit
tee on streets and avenues has rendered
the District important service in draftjng,
in connection with Mr. Worthington as at
torney. the bill for the extension of streets
and avenues and in pushing the measure
through Congress. CoL Truesdell's reel
dence is one of the handsomest about
Washington. He lives on Washington
Heights. He married the daughter of Rev.
Dr. Cyrus Prindle in Syracuse. N.Y., in
December. 184, and his home has always
been a happy one.
He has a son now twenty-one years old,
who is a junio:- at Yale College. Col. Trues
deli is a member of the vestry of the
Epiphany P. 1. parish and an active mem
ber of that church. He wears the button
of the Loyal Legion and is a member of the
Army and Navy Club. Col. Truesdell is
just finishing his service in two important
public trusts. When arangements were be
ing made for the Moody meetings CVol.
Truesdell was at once chosen to act as
chairman of the finance committee,and upon
him has devolved chiefly the burden of se
curing the funds to pay the cost of the
meetings. About the same time, he was ap
pointed as chairman of the citizens' com
mittee to canvass for funds to relieve the
destitution prevailing in the city, and he
acquitted himself of this task with much
A Talk With Col. Trueudenl.
Col. Truesdell w-is first apprised of the
fact that his nomination as District Com
missioner had been made out by a reporter
of The Star. who found the colonel in his
ofice in the Washington Loan and Trust
building. Col. Truesdell was somewhat dis
inclined to talk about the matter until it
was Bfficially announced that the nomina
tion had gone to the Senate, and there was
no longer any doubt about it. He said that
the matter had been broached to him by a
number of prominent citizens, but he had
not been inclined to take the office and had
positively refused to accept it if any dele
gation went to the White House to urge it,
or the appointment came in any other way
than directly from the President uninflu
enced by his own personal friends.
Since his name had been ptfblished in the
newspapers as one of those who was talked
of as possible commissioners, quite a num
ber of others had been to him kindly offer
ing to go to the President in his behalf, but
he had asserted that if they did so and his
appointment followed, he would decline. As
it was, the conditions were such that he
would accept the oficee. "I will take it,"~
said CoL. TrusedelL, "because I believe that
there are a number of projects for the pub
lic welfare which I might help along. There
is the matter of extending the streets, the
carrying out of the plans of the sewer com
mission, the securing of a new bridge and
other important public works to be done in
the future, the accomplishment of which!I
hope I may help."~ Col. Truesdell said that
he regreted, as he believed all citizens did,
the circumstances that compelled the retire
ment of Mr. Parke:' from the office of Com
missioner, for in his judgement Mr. Parker
was admirably equipped for the office.
"I will," he eaId, "enter the ofice per
fectly independent. I am interested in no
schemeS or private projects that will in
fluence my action as a Commissioner and
em under no obligations to any one for se
curing my appointment in a way that could
trammel my official conduct." When The
Star reporter suggested that he might be
regarded as a trolley man, Col. Truesdell
stated that he had but little financial i
terests now in the Eckington railroad and
if he had a large interest, it would not in
fluence his official acts. He felt that he
was in the position of an unprejudiced ju
ror in respect to the trolley and could
weigh the evidence regarding it with im
nmm--s.me-=s Rlees and Powell Satin
In conversation with a reporter of The
Star upon the nomination of Col. Trues
dell, Commissioner Ross said:
"The appointment is an excellent one.
Col. Truendell is one of our most enter
prising citizens. He Is careful, considerate
and endowed with a business ability that
will serve him well as a Commissioner. He
has long been identified with the District,
and the appointment is one that will give
Capt. Powell was also glad to hear of
Col. Truesdell's nomination. He said in the
brief time he had known CoL. Truendeli he
had been struck with his enterprise, and be
lieved he would make a good Commissione.
Blusiness Men Appoe.
The business men of the city are Drac
tically unanimous in their approval of the
President's action in nominating Mr.
Truesdell to the position of District Com
missioner, made vacant by the resignatIon
pWtr this eftwooon a number of thetm ex
prU the IeRif that it would be a df3
cult uaa to and a worthy successor tc
CoL. Pasber, but Col. Truesdell tilled the
M11 in every prUcular. They an command
the Padent -m his wisdom d aigm
A adectg 4n active and eni -mna
business man of the city, idealied with
its interesim In many ways, to fill this Am
Whn asd W the reporter what he
thought of the nomination. Rev. Dr. Irt
lett of the New York Airenue Presbytbs&a
Church , said that he did not see how thi
President could possibly have done any
better. "COl. Truesdell," he said, "ha"
identifed himself with the very best eke
ment of the city, and his nomination Is sun
to meet with the approval of that class of
people. The President has acted wisely in
selecting a man who will fill the position tI
District Commissioner with honor to him
self and credit to the city. IM is a Food
thing for a city like Washington to save
able and upright men like CoL. Truesdel
at the head of Its ical government."
"What do I think of the nomination?'
said Mr. Ross Thompson. "I do not se
how the President could possibly have done
better. I have just fiaished a letter to ma
father, Mr. J. W. Thompson. in which I
told him that Col. Truesdell was the maul
likely candidate for the place, as I am suct
he will take pleasure in reading the fac
that the President's choice has fallen upon
Mr. S. B. Hege, District passenger agenl
of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, said
"I have not the honor of knowing Col
Truesdell as well as I would li. Wo, but
from all I know of him I am satisfied that
he will be a most admarable and generallj
desirable District Conntsso. er."
A Good Appointament From Eve"
Peint of View.
Said Mr. James M. Johnston of RIg &
Company: "The appointment is a good
one from every point of view, and I have
no doubt that it wil please the people of
Washington generally as well as any ap
pointment could possibly do."
Mr. James W. Whelpley. vice presiden
and treasurer of the American SecuritY
and Trust Company, had not heard of the
appointment when he was asked his Spin
ion, but when he was told that CoL. Truef
dell was the man he showed every evldecen
of being greatly pleased. "Every man is
liable to make mistakes sometimes. he
said. "but in my opinion POsident Cieve
land has made no mistake this time. I
presume the President arranged the ap
pointment before he went away, and I am
glad he did, for Col. Truesdell will make
an admirable successor to Commision=
"I am both surprised and delighted" said
Mr. E. Kurta Johnson, president of the
Citisens' National Bank. when he was tel
the name of the new Commissioner. "I
am surprised, because, while I knew that
CoL. Truedell's name was prosamitUy men
tioned for the place, I felt reasnaby surn
in my own mind that he would not accept
the appointment it It were tendered to hin,
as the acceptance would Imaply a very con
siderable personal sacrifice on his part. He
is a man of many business interests and I
knew he was not seeking the position. I
am quite as much delighted as I am sur
prised, for I am confident that CoL Trues
dell will make one of the best Commission
era we have ever had. Comparisons are
generally objectionable, I know, but I dc
not see how the President could possibly
have made an appointment that would
come so near giving universal atsaction.''
Heartily in Faver of mann.
"Who is the new Conmmissoner?- was Mr
John B. Wight's query when he was aked
his opinion of the appointment. "Got
Truesdell? Good. I don't know Any max
who would fill the position with such gen
eral satisfaction to the commualty. Yov
can put me down as heartily in favor of thu
Mr. James E. Fitch of the fir of FItch
Fox & Brown said that in his opinion the
appointment was an excellent one fro
every point of view. "That is my opilien
too." said Mr. George W. Brown.
Mr. W. C. Dodge was of the opiniaon tha
"the man who Is selected for such a place
should be free from all entangling alliane
with corporations and syndicates."
Mr. W. J. Newton thought that Mr. Trues
deli would make a very good Conmme=sens=
An Exeeleat Ueleetiot.
Mr. E. Southard Parker expressed hi
pleasure at the news and said that he re
garded it as an excellent selection. "I knoe
of no one who is more interested in the do
velopenent and prosperity of this city them
Mr. Truesdell. He has always been ready te
sacrifice his time and labor for the publie
good and when the occasion has arisen be
has not been found wanting. He is a beoe
man and on public questions he knows a
sections of the city. He is progressive an
enterprising and will prove to be an exed.
But one opinion was expressed by Mv
Noble D. Larner. and that was the ap
pointment of Mr. Truesdeli was a irAt
One of the most energetic men in the De
trict, said Mr. H. H. Twombly. He though
that Mr. Truesdell was a good man, active
Thinks me is a Toliey man.
Mr. J. W. Frizsell said: "Mr. Truesden I
a representative trolley man. and after get
ting all the trolleys he had asked for aioft
New York avenue, North Capitol street am
Lincoln avenue, he disregarded the eme
tions imposed relative to paving and lght
Ing and regularity of trains. I regard his
as a man who is not a popular representa
tive, but rather a representative of the also
who have controlled the direction of in
provements toward one section to the ne
glect of everything except their own pri
Mr. Seymour W. Tulloch said that b
had a high opinion of Mr. TruemdeR's abel
ity, and thought that the appointment wa
an admirable one.
Mr. J. Riley Deeble said that Mr. Trues
dell was the man he would have selecte
for the place, and thought that the Predi
dent had done the District an exceflen
service in nominating hima.
OPENING TEE BASE BAsLI. EASONg
Meeting ot the Eagmaten in Neow Ye!
The base ball seasn of 1155 will be pre
tically opened today, when the ama
schedule meeting of the National League I
convened at New York. The principe
topics to be discussed and voted oeon as
a few changes in the new rules and tim
adoption of the chnanhp s.hedule a
prepared by President N. K Young.
Vice President G. B. Ruckstuhl, Manaee
Barnie and Capt. Fred Pfefer of the Leuls
villes were among those who arrived las
night. Vice President Ruckstuhl said tha
the Louisville club would begin the comini
season in better shape than ever beter
and he predicted a great season anmesjn
for the entire league. Man===r Barnie de
cdared that Louisville wanted Danny Ricb
ardson and he expects to complete the des
during the next few days.
A. J. Reach, president of the Phinaaipht,
club, arrived about 10 o'clock. He wa
soon in conference with President Byrn
of Brooklyn. The latter announced that h
had received the signed contracts of Kins
low and Stein, Brooklyn's creck batters
Kinslow also wrote a letter sauin that h
was sorry for the trouble he causd th
club last year, and was ready to play bal
this season to the best of his ability.
President Reach expressed nfncena 11
the ahitity of his team to finish well up ii
the race, and said that base hal was dec1M
edly on the boom at Philadelphia.
President N. K Young camee in shortU
before 11 o'clock. He said that he had coin
pleted a schedule that he trusted would b
satisfactory to the league. The sason wi
open on April 19, with New York awa
from home, at either Baltimose or Wast
ington, and Brooklyn at home with possibi
the Philadelphuis. He declined to say any
thing about the league's stalf of umnpire
and could not tell what the league woul
do on the rules question. But he expresse
satisfaction that the league was free from
debt, and that perfect harmony existed I
President Von der Ahe said he was ama
bous to secure the release of Richards
from Brooklyn and might agree to trad
Kid Gleason for him. It is stated, hou
ever, that Richardson will not consent
be transferred to St. Louis.
A number of deals will probably be mnad
during the meeting. The Washington elm.
is said to be anxious to reopen negotta
tions with the New York club for the sal
of Farrall or Meakin. or both, foer a f
financial return. McKean may asen I
shifted to Boston from Cleveland in em
cange for Herman Long.
In care this deal goes through New Toe
may throw a hook into the Cleveland cii
and try to work the original three-ower
Icng-McKean-Fuller transfer. Pitche
Stratton of Louisville is in the market, as
Anson is said to be willing to unlad ea
or two of his men,
Silver Coinage Nevensen.
The movement of standard silver dollan
during the last week aggregated SU|,3
against P353,680 during the correspondis
week of last year. The shipment of Irea
tional silver coin from February 1. to 26, ii
aeluiemounted*- to man mL
-U TO STECK.
Mr. Saod Na Me dea of Giving Vp
To & Sar reporter today Mr. Bland an
Onunead that be Intends to stay in the fght
Which he In now making until a quorum is
obtained and a vote taken upon the pend
Me Wdp5s.m He mid that a quorum
must be obtained some time. Congress Is
not going to adjourn without doing another
stroke of busines, and it in the intention
to have the quorum present upon the silver
When asked if be feared an attempt to
sidetrack his bill by opposing it with an
appropriation bill. be replied that he en
tertained no such apprehension. and re
marked, signiicantly. that It would re
quire a quorum to bring up any other bill
as opposed to the seigniorage bill, and it
might be difficult to obtain a quorum. "We
shall meet revolution with revolution." said
Mr. Bland. "and if necemary, go to the peo
pie on the issue."
Strenuous efforts are being made today
by the anti-silver men to secure desertions
from Jkr. Bland's following by representing
to those members who have voted solely
to make a quorum t at Mr. Bland's cause
is hopeless, and urging them to refuse to
vote with him longer. They hope by these
tactics to prove that Mr. Bland is twenty
five or thirty members short of a quorum.
and thereby induce him to abandon the
CATEOLiCS IN AJEMICA.
Areobbheg> freland Says They Save
All the Right, They Dest.
Archbishop Ireland preached yesterday
in the cathedral at St. Paul on "The Cath
one Church in America." He said the church
had under the Constitution all the rights
and privileges which she desired. The com
mon liberty of the country was hers, and
that was all-sufficient. The great samas Of
the people of America. he added, were loyal
to the letter and the spirit of the Constitu
tion and allowed the rights of Catholic.
Those who refused them their rights were
false and shoul not be heeded.
"Some Catholics do harm to the Catholic
Church by their imprudent methods of de
fending her. The opposition of an existing
anti-Catholic party today would soon die
out if it were not noticed. Catholic papers,
in crying out so loudly against it. give to it
Importance and tire the country. It looks
as if Catholics were giad to have a fight on
"Politics have much to do no less with the
defense than with the attack, and a su
preme effort must be made by all devoted
Catholics to keep the church from entang
ling alliances with any political party. Cath
olics individually are most free in their po
litical alliances. but they must not bring
the church with them to this or that party.
No one political party in the country to
day owns or lay claim to alliance with the
church. and It were a great misfortune if
the church were the ally of one speeal
party. Catholics belong to all parties. and
it is well that this i the cases.
33. WEMAN'S DWPES11.
Statesment to the P tubte by 111 1 e0.
Mr. Albert I. Boardsman t the law flM
of Tracy. Boardman & Platt has given out
the following statemsent of Mr. Erastus
"The funaemental diferenme between Mr.
Wiman's enemies and frlends is that the
former take no account of the business r
lations between Mr. Wiman. on the me
hand, and the Arm of Dun & Co.. Mr. Dun
individually, and the drawees It them
checks. on the other hand. Any one would
suppose on reading Mr. Nicoll's state..nt
that Mr. Wiman was a cashier or book
keeper of I. G. Dun & C.. and that he had
no individual business reintions of any
kind either with Mr. Dun or with the par
ties in whose favor the checks wee drawn
The fact is that for years Mr. Wiman
has not only been a member of the Arm of
R. 0. Dum & Ca. but In the candet of the
business has been the responsible head of
the concern. I do not suppose that Mr
Dun has spent as many homre In his New
York ofie during the past ten years as he
has at his summer bomme at Narragansett
"I suppose that 90 per cent of aR the
checks drawn by I. 0. Dun & Ce. during
that period have been a" by Mr. WI
The statement then recites Mr. Wimans
tatimate connection with the success of the
ancy and his close personal restio with
Mr. Dun. Continag. it says:
"ar Afteen or twenty years he has prae
tinily managed Mr. Don's busineems. 8
has handled minans of dollars beleunsli
to Up Arta of R. G. Dm & Co. He has
proably signed g0 per esat of an the
checks drawn during that petIed; he han
bought hundreds of thoan-d. of 4onaaW
worth of materials and suppmes, made a
per cent of the Armn's Important contracts,
and been in every sense at the phrase. ug
to the actual dvimon of the prefits. about
al there was of R. 0. Duna & Co. When
Mr. Dum brought Mr. Wimman ftm Can&
i he was making little or nothing out of the
business. but from the motnent Mr. Wimas
took charge profits steadily increased untl
Mr. Dun's share amounted to SMU0S to
$1M00 per annem.
"Mr. Wmaa's friends and the pubie aem
orally. Including any fair-minded jury, win
- I think. find It hard to believe that whie
Mr. Wiman was making for himself out of
the firm fram mASS to 310.000 per anum
and far Mr. Dun 350,000 to 3450.660 he wasn
Scheming to defraed his Arm of about 30,.
600 thruh the forgery of minses in ne
I way resmbl-ting the genuine signatures ci
the parties and where the only pupose an~d
effect of the transactions was to tranafer
from one bank account against which he
had the absolute rgt to draw to another
account a=ainst which he had teabsolute
right to draw."
TuEE MAYOR ALA. uNECTEm.
Preminment KeatnselaEe te Us P.....
eated fee Carrying- Dendly Wanpen.
The special grand jury at Leuing=o= Kj.,
Ihas returned Indictments for libel and enr
tying and drawing deadly weapons against
the participants in the recent casualty be.
tween Mayor Dumcan and Editors Ilaxtes
of the Transcript and Roberta of the
Eight men in all wore imnited, irnclunding
Mayor Duncan, hi. son Henry. County At
torney John R. Allen and D. T. Baxter. S.
tJ. Beeg anld W. A. Ford, proprietors of the
Transcript. and Editor Roberta ot thme
t rader.. The mnayor's bond was flmed at
3.,500 and that of his amn at 37,00, wbh
the others were a~itted to bail in various
mm, ranging frem 30 to INS. Great sm
maton is caused by the indictments.
Marriage liomme= have been bened by the
clerk of the coast to thse following: Andrey
J. Courts of Baltimare. Md.. and Laura
I Griffa of Denton. Det.; W. S. Crusan.e
I New Orleans and Leonora Edit; Nias P,
- Bull and Sais M. Uwscpmbm both of Rjc
Arrested at Lnst.
Oficeer Breen has arrested Daniel Molati
I a, colored mian, wanted in ladra. (a
an asmault with intent to i comimitted eves
a year ago, his accoemplie having btae eca
victed and sentenced to five yesa in thI
. penitenttary. Molatt was seat to Alesa
Thomas Zedwicka, a colored maan, arre
rby Peliemnan Munler for violating the polic
law. was sentenced to jail for four moenthe
by Judge Mtiller today.
Chienge Gentn and Previeten Marstegs
Deate by & ,b hanee. edt heohs.
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8 Jalm. - pt. 3;4 mer7uan & 27'
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FINANCE AND TRADE.
Speoulatiag st.b r..W
Denset of Repots Favoe I O
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pe.a Damatc% at he -mit ae.
NEW TORgg W4 X-Teumoftre oft=
In the souft cometely .os'maoene toss.
graphic taette. ft that Fee - a est
off an eety Imens gess ib washooo,
the etonigbeg or the wement Menw
situation. lata' qoreq et! a esoieso
triumph fbi the freMafe at the Omar I.
-ustrT are aw as s beg
to be relable. While the statemueat P
hahed by the Vawsto news =1.ames- ae
adnftt| Witin the rage et IMM1
perosons close to the oammittee ae
that the puelsteon et the erihetaa
up to the presmt time It Is
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change wiD be man., er at least -e--.e-,
and the bIn to e ment oem Ma hely
be chMa-se - s m ore ba..
cap the "puas" et the .t. si
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of bope In ft and Oe bet in higer
fort~a to Gaft maining gMnd.
The tent t Stmhey's .at Is
SIoUe in some reonsing teay. a"G a ee
nesal Of eglig lo he am. which screa
the pites down 2 p- erat. DInig the at
ternoon the uswal contreoetry .easWe
began porbsting fen w Ge
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suggma IN ta,% the ene of No
conm.ittee woaU dosnm oin.
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tog to the toteiat t mas beoms l mat
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brokers for the ame Interest Vanm.
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