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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN, TUESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 9. 1877.
NASHVILLE LOGS. BKflMKNIQ OF TUX BECOXV XTF.RK OFXitis witohsAi trial, Appearance of m New Defendant Captured In Maine Hon, Jere Wilson Opens for the Defense Two Judges Testifying as to h legality of the Timber Claim. The second week of the trial of Julius J, Wltowskl, charted with conspiracy to defraud tht Oorernnient, hy means of a false claim, for logs MpplM to the defences ei Nashville, Tennessee, In August, 1862. was begun In the Criminal Court bo fort Justice Mac Arthur yesterday morning Them were present D lit riot Attorney Wells and his an lIutantH n Wells, Jr, representing the flflvem. Stent, and Hon Mstt Carpenter, Jera Wilson and CblouenMUIam A Cook, counsel for the defend ant, General Negler m also lu attendance, hud remained during the aesalon of the court,occupylng a teat between the accused and hU attorneys At times he prompted the counsel with tltueljr suggos Uoas, which aided them materially lu the exami nation of their witnesses, Phurtly alW the court opened, and before any progress had been made In lit mu AtUmt joofcrrig map, with blonde hair, and somewhat histr-ln his drcas was fcroilirht In and nlr.t In tfcedock lis proved to be James T Elliott oneof wivpajTircinmsiei iur me conspiracy instils trlci Attorney has hcen on his trail fur some time pt, and Ian Friday he was raptured by Deputy I'nlted Elites Marshal Kent, at liltlc Falls Mo who started with hlei Immediately for this city, arriving-yesterday The cause of vi Itowskl proceeding. Hon Jere mlah, Wilson made the opening argument fur the defeuse. He said that there wre two material Evermcut In the indictment w hlch mutt be proven efore ft verdict could be riven agalust the accused One was conspiring together to collect ft fraudulent ctaim again- tne uoverttrasnt. The evidence to siutalu this charge roust satisfy them that the ttartlf cam tocetlicr for thst rmr pose, tlicn, second the Government must prove that the claim was a fraudulent oue. They pr ioscd to pssent considerable testimony on Iho latter point for the Jury attention. The defense claim that upoo the Governments own testimony there was am fumcisni eThienoc to warrant tne jury in una lug a verdict of fraud In ad lltlon, they would trove that the olatra was valid and should have been settled long Ufore It was. THIS TEaNeACTlON 1UPPE1LD FIFTEEN YKAM AOO, and was one growing out of the war One of the principal actors In the matter was dead and others Lad tassed away, and the Jury would appreciate tww unui-uii it nu iu oriug uciorcuiem at ints late dsy the proofs of this transaction. harlv In August, lidcn. Uuell came North through Nashville, on the way to Louisville on his famous raid After be had been out of Nashville a abort time he sent back nr On Thomas and his command, nd he followed When den Thomas left, it was than determined b the authorities at Washington to abandon Nashville to the Confeder ates. Andrew Johnson was Military Oovernorat that time and protest d sgatnst the evacuation he Vclng deurralucd to hold the plate at all hazard Gen. lScglcy was lea with ft small command hi the city and he commenced to fortify It, that he might be able to resist all assaults It w as under these t Ircunutanrce that Oen Mor ten, engineer In chief, at ihsy would show, com mencid to u-call the appliances he Could avail hlraselfeflo complete the fortifications He made a contract with Uliowstt for lugs for the fortifica tion" and wood for the camps to protect the men from the Itirfometirv of th u rather Th umiM show thst there wore eighteen to twenty thou-aiid of incve nue iinimn cm ann piu into uiese lorttnca pons It was a notorious ract at that time, known by cverybodj.that VWTOwftkt WA1 rVDVISHIVa THBF LOGS. TheywniiU prevent the tetlmonr of men who t new an im nv transactions, naa cppnrttiniiy i limw ii nd that the nntract was aWlutely Made, and became the kulJevtof conversation be tween the pint! They would show that bankers from limn Wiinwkl was tr Ins U get money to carry on this iuidirlAkliiir refuett to lian him funds until satisfied Uiat thej wnul 1 get It back Thwy mato Inquiries were liown the ontrn-t and aMirel that the negotiation mm tsfo and then they did advance tht, money to Wltowikl to carry put h.s contract. They would show thst fl itow kl employed a larcc miml-er of men lu cutting tbeie loj and ald thom for their strrlre. They would produce cer ttfleakw tnel bv (kn Morton for 4 14'llogs fur riU)iel by Witowokl, wlitrh papers Vieredcpiicd With the bankers as collateral for loans If this was true, then the case was settled teyond all further cuntmreny. and showed that the claim WM honest, and should bat e been paid If they prmed these faeu It would be a strange eeuctUHlon that the Jury should say that Mortons signature w as a frmid eoneocted to cheat the Uov ani me nt of the L'nltMl States He then jrocceded to glre a detailed account of tne riaim UMrmtm'suons thronfh the respec UveOox eminent offices and Hnal scltlemMit, and conclndt-d by promising to show lis genuineness and validity In every respect, OPKNINO THE TK8TIH0irr. The defense opened tlisii tstlmonvbypreent tng the depoaltlon of Mr Lman HrlV of Oil- 3g", 111. He Is a contractor for the construction railroads He was connected with Capt. Mor tou In Tennessee, as assliitant engineer hi Feptem ber 1M3. He waa afterward detailed to the pioneer brigade of Uen Thomas command and served voder Capt. Morton until Jul) , lftt. His first ctn net-tlon with Cart Morton was at Nashville In September IMC His duties at that place were to awWitheenirlneertn the construction oftheforti ncatfnns He bad beard Wltowskl and Morton conversing about a contract letvreen them, and thought he bal seen tbe original contract, ana Ills (m preplan wu that he paw It slgnetl and da Hvered to Morton's clerk fr lafto Vwplnr Ue heard Morton sieftk to A Itowskl about the delivery of logs and timber, and glTen orders to blm about them He was prtsciit and heard wUowikl ask for permits to lut logs on platiu tions near Nashville fir pacs for men and the ttaoof tcanit and saw Cajt. Morton awilst hlin all be could. He urgvd Wltowkl to obtain logs and Sure saw mills, and In some ImtAiices to pull awn lulldlntfi to secure material with which to inake defenses The contract wai between Morton ftnd M(j)Wkl A t n Thn Intlnrrnnlriirta tnaiin ptj logs to build firttfUatlotisand block house fr aefeuH and furnish fuvl to the cami about fcahTlllf The lorn wnra to le nirnliheJ .t . eacli. Itowikl appeared to work hard to CARBY OUT THE ORDriU OF CPT. MOnTOH. The di position of James R. V illett was nest rrad. He Is an architect and re-Ides In Chicago, lie was In Nuhvl)IlHl8(-6iwlth his regiment of which he was adjutant In mi he was In the engineer ucuimvut i nMOTuie ana engngei in ine erec tion of fortifications aroun 1 that place. Fort Neg ley was the Urpcet of the foru and requtrol the Soat timber in Its construction Kurt Morton was m extensive and took a large number of logs e knew that Wftowikt bad a contract In 1WJ-63 with Ch plain Morton to furnlih wood to the army around Nwhvtlle All the timber was cut from lands within ten miles of the city. He did not know personally whether Itowskt had a contract to furnish loin or not The log that were fur BWied In and around Nashville numbered over 17 WO The Inrt wltne-s examined was Judge E. II Fast of Nashvlllfi. Ite hal llvol In NashTltle all hit UIo and resided on (lie Vbbey fsrm two mil out ottown There halbeeii nu tlmter on the farm fct twantvyrars part. Ho wai SecreUry of Male under Military (Juvernor Andrew Johnson In Hie latter part of August. IWiGen Uuell returned from l'litoburg Landing oaed through the place and left (icd Thomas In commard but after wards ordered him forward Gun Neley re lalned tn command Thev theu tiegan itreogth eulng the fortini atlons, ana continued AT T1IE MOBK TJXTIL IIOOD'fl RAID. After the annv left tlia tiIspa wa In falanf ktxv and n malnM that way until the ad sure of wn Mcioog iii me mi lowing ottouer in De cember the advauce towards Murfreubom' was macie incorotr relieving oen weeiey rroin com biand wns datod Doct-mtter 10 He went to the fltld and wasfucceed'dby (ten Kottert Mitchell The Ifgltlinate popu'adon of Nashville at that tlmewa nNmt twent) Ave thousand but at the time of the siege there wai between reienty five ftud one hun Ired Ihnupan 1 nersons hemmeil in the ly The army undnrlieii Neg ley supported Itself f'j lursKiiiK auu wie ovinnmni in I'll way was imtflUDg food for the pMple conflnM In theclly In knew ritowskl at that time He was In the wood business of some, kind Tbe wIIiicm wrote the nabers fir a settlement brtween Mr lln1m. In lug and Allowtkt'for lfmln.r cut on the land of joe lonoer nmouniing to oei ween two ana three t uudred acrrs of woortland He knew tbat the umber in ken rroni tnea lamu went Into the con Itrucrlon of tlie f irtlfleatlons, and was the subject mat tor of the st-tdeaiait. Judr Utbert II (Whran, of Wheeling West Va testified that In the fall of tSU.' be relded st N'sh vllle and was there us a Judjfe adim ale The cltv ft that Hue hkU asuieofslege He knew fait tottfk abn Witowikl He knew that the 'alter fcndhlsbrmh r were In the timher bulne from a proceeding! broiiyht against them In which th wilnw aclod as ludce lvocato It was i charge galntt Wltowski fr treapashhig nit the tan I of Irving ThUwRk a carau'lt of clt'c?us 1A (leu Nogiey aiiililiulomtirrecmd It lo theu lines for ciamlnatlon ne nmde a report to neneral Neirlcy In wrlilng NCoomiHnied h ahindcse ented ky Wltowkl and brother lo sicure the United Mates from lodeinnitv Ihemsticrwns obcuenily rc'errt-l to Ovu ketrn and I lie papers and bond with It ThedtJeiiw hat etaiodtlistltbc'nff evident thet papers had pSMCil nut of tbclr cllenrs cnnirr 1 ai t wero lost by a general of the army they then askid o prove Ihdr Content by psrulo evident e TheOiurt declintd at the present lagc uf tic com to admit the tctlmonr Wilnos resuming Oeu NeirVT wosln con'mand nd L.mk an active inlen! In U-e ktrengtlnulDg of III ronincniiona At thU point the evidence of ibis witness clovl and the ceilrl ftdjonrned until tbli morning at 10 0 flock. IRopEUT O (Intra it real Cytale ani io F (reel porthwwt. has some well located furnished eusea to rent tartrate i families onj Oooii Tamt to order Ar $3 and frt, at XAUaMTgKf,ii 310 TCnth street TltS CITY 11. ILL, Cnsea In General Term A DUUagTiUlied Kallroad Employee Asks ftr Dainnges--MairlAsr IJensee Issued Record of Ileal Fstate Transfer. BVPftEMK COURT OrifKRAL TKRM. Before Chief Jurtlce Partter and Justices Wylle, Olln and lliiraphrcya. In the cacs of Tompkins s Mnmlel ami Tompkins rs Itlumenberg, a rule waa luuel on the District CommUsloners requiring them to show cane why they have not complied with the decree of the court or Ft binary 7 lat by placing In the custody of the court certain Auditor's certificates mounting to about 811 o James Aikell, of fanajoharle, New York, w Commissioner of ralents fbr mandamus The plaintiff applied to the tommlMloner of Patent tor Improv fment In t apcr bags, which conslttcd of a serrated mouth and ft thumb notch In one of the Hpa to facilitate I he opening of tho bag The fm mfsslnnerdeeldcd against him and he appealed to the court. Mr J N Mclntlre and ileneral m Henkle appeared for appellant and Mr. Pelrie for the Oommla-ioncr of I atcnts The case wasar gued an 1 submltte 1 Jonathan G Dlgelow ra the Connecticut (leneral Life Insurauco Company et al. This Is a suit hr iuht to nullify a deed made to the defendant Fmma K. Hnke, by tratee under ft deed of trut the validity of which H questioned and the delt secured thereby admitted and In payment avtimelhy the plaintiff The nullification of the deed Is asked for on the plaintiff's alienation That the trustees In Belling the propertv did not conf inn to the terms of sale prescribed In the deed of tru-t, that hat Ing thus made the sale to Virgil C (Jilmnii he. Oilman, did not make the cash payment, and give the secured notes prescribed by the terms of sale In the trust deed under which thesalo wm ma le, that said Oilman assigned his purchase to the defendant. Emma C. Flkc. that the said trus tee took the notes of the said rmmaE. Flske In payment nf the purchase money The answer de nies thethne first allegations and further shows thst the defendant, r nima K. Flske In strict accord ftnee with the prescribed terms afsale, paid the trustees In cash down the amnuut unpaid of the indebtedness secured by the deed of tnit nnder which the sale was made with the expenses nf the sale Just as said deed required that after all the trusts of said deed had been rationed ftbalance was left of73I7, and that the said Kmma K. Y like, be Ing the holder of the plalutlfl a then overdue nolo for $lno, secured by the plaintiffa second deed of tnit on the same premises ho still admitting the obligation of said note, and the validity of the deed of trust securing it the trustee Warner Indorsed said balance on said note Tbe caie waa argued by Mr Btgelow for self and he will be followed by Mr O D. ltarrett for the ftp pelee to-day. On motion of Gen 8 fi flcnkle, Mr. Albert D Robinson, of New 'i ork. was admitted to tbe bar of the District equity court jrrricic ouv, Hartman vs Fish; trmtce appointed Lancaster vs F 8, AT Co. andllor a report confirmed Par kcr vs. Mcintosh, appearance of Moultnti ordered Ooltmanvs Moore order on tniHee to loan M F Smith Mfinn. paly vs Paly; sales by tmt noti fied Pmllh ts. King order on Mcintosh A I'ren tlss to pay miner. Hall vs. IJelermann; sale con tract fur notlflcntlon. Drury vs, W indwr; decree. CRIMIXAL COURT JUSTICE MACARTIIUR. This court was engaged yesterday with tbe 1 towskl trial. SUITS ENTERED Entity (fc C, H I lebcrmann ts. 11 J. Frost et al , to suUtltute truntce 7nii Ndf flhetler, llnckwater APo vs Hiram Richie, on note, Jno McPonncll vs Charlotte Mor ton firanacconnt. ThompklnsAKuckel vs It R Mile, for an account "usned Lnrch A Co vs Isaac Alexander, fr account. Metroiotls having I tank vs A 1' Cannon et al , on note, Jno J Pesinoud vs mitt more ftnd l'otoinac Railroad Company, for dainngc Court Calendar for TodHj. PLTREE COURT Or THE IltRTRICT. Noa. 33 Hllcr vs. Iterglltig- 34 Maxwell ts His trht of Columbia IHvolI vs Jonau, 37 Me 1'lierton vs Ackof-!W Wm her vs Itouchcn 31 talkcr vs tVttnmao Fctry Comoauy 7 Wood vs Wood 24,Cr1iIIIvs. f)Mrit or Columbia, 40, Bhca vs Dultn, 41, Sjuthcy vs Hume CRIMIVAL COURT. United Slates vs. Julius itowskl, for conspiracy AKtXO FOR DAMAGES. JohnI Desmond has entered suit through his attorneys, Messrs Oarnett and Miller, again t the iUUlmore and Potomic Railroad Compauv, and claims lamngestolhe extent of flOOoo, In his declaration he states that he Is a railroad engineer and was in the employ of tho tlaltlmore and Poto moo Railroad Company and falthAilly performing htsdutr but on October 21 1S"8, they dlcJiargil him without cause and refused to glre hlin any reason for so doing thereby Inlurlng his rtputa Hon and his business and wholly hindered him from obtaining employment elsewhere He lays the damages received at the amount stated, M VRRIAOE LICEXRRS YESTERDAY. Theclorkof the court yesterday Issued marriage licenses to the Pillowing applicants; W.J Royce andKiuleA Moekabee, J. II v right and Ioula A. (arroll, Tatrlck Rarry and Johanna nilsh, I R Imbrle of Beaver, I'a , and a lift E. Whitney, of this city, James Kremmit and Lucy Jackson, John Auth and May Iozner. TRivsrnwor real eictate. The following paper relative to real estate trans kctlons hare been fllod with the recorder of deeds Iianlel Hrtlth to A L. WorihlnrtonforWOni. lot M Tod Is subdivision of square 274 E. I Farnham toC N Tnrnon for SI, lot kcllys subdlvUlonof square W A R. PhekelltoK. A Hhekell for 5. parcel of ground known as 'The Slip' In Reatly A HawkinVadd tlon to Georgetown E. Whittle seytoC C. lu Ber, trustee for UfiW low 25 and 26 In Kelly's subdivision of square K9X C. C ruffer to E. MhlUlej-cy forfUVTO lot 12, block 18, Ruber A Co. a subdivision Lo lrolt I'ark. The Sufficiency of Ood. On Sunday morning last Kev. A. F, Mason, pastor of the Calvary DaplUt church, preached from the text Corinthians 115 "Not that we are sufficient of oursolres to think an) thing as of our aehes, but our sufficiency Is of Ood" Tbe discourse was replete with thought and eloquent In expres sion The theme was the sufficiency of Ood In (he material, ph)slcal and intellectual world and the argument was arranged to show that omnipotent r iver is not only evuntial but su flic tent to per fee Ion and harmony In creation and the mental and miral development of man IV Ing blinded bv sin the spirit of (tod alone la Hufflclent lo open bis moral vision, that be may discover his own un cleanness and lead him to a life of repentance and rlghlcousneftS. e repeat one of his potnta In substance as fl lows Headers listening to truth, but uninfluenced by the Holy Spirit, may bo compared to a man standing In front of the cott monument lu the grounds of the Hotdlers1 Home The man com mands the prospect of an extenslre landscape which bu been declared by world travelers to be one of the finest on earth The varied UauUes of field ftnd dell are bcfro him nature Is clad in her rlchert livery, there is every variety calculated to Interest and Inspire The statue of the old soldier frowns as if It were keeping sentinel over the city below. Around earth yields her Increase of flower and shrub and grain In the distance the Potomac glides slug glshlv along dotted with sail and steamer lin nresslons of the beautiful are vUlble everywhere There ts Just one drawback lu the picture, and that drawback is that the man who suluda on tho brow of the hill ts as blind as the statue behind him. Ho In regard to the truth thero Is lu tho little The truth Is here In all its grandeur, but iincon verted men have not eves to co il Only M the spirit come and shred the scales away remove the spiritual opthalmla, and he sees the landscape Mrttchlng before him In all Its lines of beauty and his soul I clevaied.and he enters Into all the rar ture of the si ene. Police Court, John Dnycr forfeited $5 for trespassing on the parking near Twenty second street. John Laws, Washington Harris, Anthony Howard and William Mason swelled tho exchequer of the Dis trict by paying & kopec kt each for loud and bolster on language Fmma hmlih cursed V wurth Wm Henwn and Samuel oung will work on a farm for ihe next sixty days fur being vagrants I rldget Welsh engaged a scat In the van on the same charge Michael MUlann, a navy yard soldier paid 1(0 for 'getting on a lark" James (ilemn. Htnr) and Mary Day and Washington Francisco for being lout and boisterous dUcjy eredlhst It cost them t-1 eaih Wm elin was arrested on a charge of larttii), but as it was nut proven the Court look his personal recognizance not to be 'naiuhly' for the next six months Ualah Ktddln Albort Alwcll and James RHlriild handed tho marshal a eaih for using cus word Frank Calvert stole $o from llen Sot hern, whhh he Invested In a ar of pants and n couple of tan Jardpruduits but Ihe Judge did f0t relish this Indor blx 'and Frank shelled out an X luiah Red tin commltte I an iwwtult on Amelia Rork and w as mulcted f W I'son Orlftln strut k Tim O Con nor an I pal I ' fir bis fun. In tbe case of Annie Jackson and Wm Newton, charged with forging a dtclof tiusl ball wasHxctl ai U.(kiO and trial w li postpone t until to morrow Margaret Kecd and Llti u found that It cost $3 lo bo loud Hud tmlnttrous 1 I I- niM-l was rVnot 12 for obstructing the side walk Alfred Hawkins plead guili) totlicchargc of stealing a hacc Mil bat and was sent to the Uv form m Jio.il during his minority It coi-'J ni t le rovvd that Frank J'ticMstolwtwo i-UKiiii ofswHt tiatoes and he waa dUthnrgcd fnintuktody W r Kys , and(J M Linton engage I In a llstlt. iiioouutor aim Uouulcd 80 each for Ihvir ainuiteiaibl Ptrh k I oley mauled Bridget Welch and fi und h m-lf f i nut of pocket for so doing Robert Rjv lit. tUeiiiel Mlh ftuiuing money under fahe inetenkcs (oso coutlntiud until today CharUst Hurdlne did uot a-uiftull Margaret Rradivy ftud was djml"ed James Price aiiaulted Tom W Itllams, and will warm hlnvelf at Opve rnment expenss for the win tcr The cae of A M eprague, charged with an oault on Adellna Morris, was continued until trlday next. Tho nenry III ike mentioned In tho rollce Court report of yesierdar was not Harry Iltnke, the watchmukcv do'i business on N nth rrect. THE PATENT OFFICE FIRE. ntcponr or tiik spkotal itoAnn or iMivmw "How Great ft Matter a Uttle Fire Hin di el h A ffmall Spark the Canse of the Great Conflairrfttlon, The special commission appointed by Secre tary Hchun to Inquire Into the origin of the fire at t tie ratent Office have concluded their labors, and yesterday submitted the follow big KEfORT! Hon for fichvri, .Srcrrfaryq the Drpartmrnl uf the 8tm Theiinderslimed twird of lannlrv. annotnt edbyyourorderof Ihe 2lli ultimo, or the purpose of examining Into the cause of the fire in the Inte rior ItcpertrucQt building on the 24th ultimo hare the honor to report that we have performed that duly by examining a targe number of witnesses, whoe testimony covering several hundred pages, Is herewith submitted In urdi r that tin fact or circumstance pointing to the rtrobahtc nrtein of the fire mltrht cwsna our at tent'on, we hare examine I all oft he employees of ww iepuriraeni ann Diners wnwo names vvc coma otbvtn bvdilltrent liinnlrv hrt wpto opnualntnl with the construction of the burned portions of the building or w ho w ere upon the roof on the morn Ing of the 24Lh ulL, either before or after the fire wasancovercd Wehavealsoexamlncdtheday and night watch men who were on duty in the building nn the dav preceding the Are (Punday.sepb-mbcr 23) and find that no person entered the building who was not authorised to do so by a Itcpartmcnt pa The annexed schedule, marked exhibit No t, shows the tiamesof the watrhmenon duty and the seve ralpnts to which they wero assigned Exhibit No i Miows the nemos of cUrks and emplovccs who entered tho building on the Pundsy before the fire, and also those who entered the building on the morning of the fire before n dice hours As many theories as to tho probable origin of this fire have been advanced, we think It prnpt r to oneiiT nouce some oi ine most piaustDie oi mem in this report. At the outset we deem It ndvlwhle to direct your attention to tle materials out of which the Ninth street w1 tr of the Ititldlng was constructed as this was the part of the building where tho fire originated The roof was what (s commonly known as ft "mm roof," and the tie rods, rafters, braces and struts were Iron The curl In . trusses, shesthlng and celling were constructed of pine wood, the pine sheathing of merooi a".cnierr ut sitrn copper aiann me fortkth of an inch In thickness The topi of the chlmnejs were of Iron, ret upon the brick wall vtr the flues about twelve Inches below tho roof and extended above the roof about two and a half le I. Over Hie gutters running around tho entire w Ing was p1a ed ft pine wood grating to keep them from clogging up with snow and Ice In Ihe winter season, and tu nrotectthein from the heat of the sun in tbe summer This grating was made of mm imrtras lanencq wgcincr oy cro. pieces oi -in Inch material and was commuted In sections of about in feet In length by four feet In w Idth. i nc drawings ncrcnnio auncneu ana marnea ex hlbitNo. t are true copies of the original plana of inerooioi inia s nioi ine uuiinmir un inesomn the roof of this end of the roof of this wing a conservatory or hot house, about CSil, wrji located for the purpose of preserving t lanls In the winter time. The walls of this room wire made of itttli tioaMs, tongue! an J grooved the fhxir was madoof plunks resting on the elling of the mo1el room and was core red with sine, and the roof of the room was glass Wooden shelves wire arranged for tho accomnda tlan of the plants, and there w as a small tank from w hh I) ncecry water was obtained The only door leading Into thocourenatorv was on the east site of the roof North of this conservatory and 1m mediate)) under the roof extending up to (J street was situated what was know u as the rcjci ted model room ofthe latent omce. The testimony shows that three rows of shclrcs of rough Isuiids were erected on each fide of the (cntrcof ihts room for thv entire bntth theroof, and many thousand modi Is ofallclascs nnd de scrlptli tis were stored thereon, tic-sides large nuialier vvhlih were noton thoshclres. but rllcd tip linH.cr'in1tiaUly lmmcdiatclr under the roof of me i un ug. ILiw-h, Htirbairs, envelopes and postage stamps, together with textile fabrh s and all sorts of Inflam rmthlo materials were stored In this room near where the Are originated, but It docs not appiar that any thtmtcaUi were lucluded In this lulscel lanenus collection We will now examine. In the light of thetcstl monyltcforo us. some of tho theories as to the manner in which tbls fire originated 1 Did the flro originate from the spontaneous combustion of chemicals stored under the roof In the ixfccted modtl rucrnif With rclcrcnce to this theory wq think It only nocoarv to state that all chemical and other sub slant es likely tn Ignite without the presence of tire w ere remov wd from this rwom majiy months U fore the tire octurrel 2. Did the Arc originate from the carelessness of rx rfons engaged In repairing the rooff W ith refereuce to this theory the testimony shows conclusively that no repairs had been made on the roof for ft week prior to the Are. a. Did the fire originate from the heating appa ratus lu the conser i atory on the rooff This theory Is as readily exploded as thetcstb mony shows that ihls apparatus had not been heated since last s r ng Having briefly reverted to the only theories ad vanccd as to the probable origin of the Are, w hlch. In our opinion, are at all deserv Ing of attention, we now come to what we consider the truo cauno thereof, via We find from the testimony that about irlu o' cIik k, on tho morning of theSllhult, a Are was built In room No 17 In the bascraont oi the Mnth street wing of the building by Henry F. Krandcbury, a laborer In the 1'atent Omce, at the request of ihe lady inpylsts, employed lu said room for the purpose of removing the dampness therefrom Tbls Are was built of pine hoard and a blower was p'aced over the grate and It Is shown by the testim my that the roaring of the Are ex cfled the attention of the persons employed In the Mom and was the subject of comment by tho n at that time. The smoke from the flro passed up through tho third flue from K street on the Muth street w Ing Tho testimony of Messrs Sibley. Tipton Smith. Pailey, llanrey ChurthlU. Hopkins and Iong who were upon the roof some time before tlm alarm of Are w as turned In. shows that a section of the vvnoileii grating covering the gutter on the roof and Ivlug immediately against the flue from whkhsald sin ke Issued was found on Are and was thrown off the roof Into the yard on Ninth street by Sihltj and othirs We think there can henodmblbutthat thltdrv pine grating was sit on Arc from sparks or burning cinders which came up through UiU flue The amount of this grating which had been buruelat thetlmothe wltnevca discovered It it varloudv estimated by them but we conrludj that not less than thirty square feet of boards had been destruved The witnesses sute that they fottn I largo quantity of live coals 1) Ing en tho roof and In thn gutter, and that Ihe copper was so intensity hot that It ha 1 changed color, and m som places jnk down as though there wosa hole underneath lh's interne Are on tho roof of tho building was separated from the dry pine wood sins thine underneath by the copper rooflng, which as be fire stated was only about one fortkth of an Inch In thickness, and was lapped and soldered together along the gutter with lommon solder 1 he boards under the roof did not AtsuflkleiilH close together to exclude the free circulation of air and we are of opinion that owing to the amountof Are on theroof and the thinmwsof tho copper rooflng tho toard sheathing underneath took Are and communicating to tho paper and othcrlnuanimAblcwatcrUlMtoredlnlhelminedlaui vicinity of this grating In the rejected model room had galntd uncontrollable heudwsy before any one In the building was aware of the danver and some lima before the atarm of Are w as turned in, Several ladles who were einiloycd In the west wing of the model room testify to smelling smoke between 9 and 1 o'clock on the morning of the Are. tut as (he windows were open an I the wind was blowing from the southwest, we conclude that Iho smike came from the chimneys of other build logs In the vicinity beveral persona testify to seeing smoke Issuing from various parts of thu roof long prior to the alarm of Are but as there were four Ares built on the Mnth street ride on that morning they undoubtedly saw tho sniukc trom one of the chimneys. After the most careful and searching tnvcMlga tlon we And nothing to warrant the be lef that the Arc was Incendiary, but on the contrary all the facts and clrcumMancca show thst It was act 1 dental, and had Its origin lit tho manner aimvo stated Before closing this rrnnrt we consider It our dm to call jour attention to the condition of heterulof ine cnuuuejr duci unoer toe rooi oi me eveiiin antt F street wings of the building which appear from pt rsonal lniettlou toluvebuon defective and un safe for a long lime, and which if not speedily re I iilrt d may be the cause of further disaster W it submit herewith four photographlu views of the burned portions of the building from various stnndiH lnts. which are marked resncuhelv ex hlbttt V It and 7 We aluo submit a diagram of low nKJi ui mv iMiruv i uuuuiog snowing me burned portions thereof, the position of ihe con serv atory and tho chimneys from which themoke of thckcvirul ArcN ii-iut'l. the location of there Jittcd inolcjroom the position ofthe burning gratln Ac which Is market nxhlb't Ni 8 WouavotUohonortobc very respeetfullr Jl D llKAMAIID, Aviu4 IIadi 1J II UEl I Uourd uf 1 1 Cullsllienlo Ixerctes Tho commenteiULiit exorcise last ctcnlnj at the Wuvhlngton 0)mnaMumof w mllMheiiic cUwt were well at ended dtspllr lie lm lenient wcAther Under tlie letdcnhlp of Irof Calvor the rlass uentthrouffh the eolutl insaccoinntnle ! by thu iiitpiring iitiisiu tlial I'ruf Rc!m brought forth from llieiiiano J lining in the Invigorating and henlth giving exert se ir-it many promluiit young mn or tins city Iho ciniswiii nrobaUr l ciowdcd throughout thewlnkr aud iboMwaaf- 'Otiug nijit of this city The class will nrobaWi Ing to Join should profit by the opiurtUQltr, Attub rkopeniso ofthe Owen House VWnJ and lunch rooms this evening, Hr Jtbn Mm it, Ihegeiiileinanly uipcrintndntof Millwi l bill far I talace. will play an exhlbltlwii gawa wlOt Mr Hi kin ovir genial and polite friend of taj os- periai Hotel uame to oobiuuiiico at 7 oXwa, AJHUMKHKXT8. The National, It was a fearful nlglit to eawiy the preacntft tlon of a new play to a Washington audience, and Uie wonder vtfti that a baker's doseti should have the boldness to brave the storm and venture out We were surprised to And so many at tho theatre Theplay of "Lady Jane Grey" Is Terr grand, and ail that tort of thing, but It Is entirely too heavy Mr, 0man should know by this time that an American audience will not sit con tentedl y for three and a half hours with out enjoying a laugh, at least one good laugh, and as many more as you please This must have been the cose with our luiRlkh forefathers, for ehaksreare never forgot to incise a character or two In his tragedies that broketn on their grandeur and gravity and added test to their effect The play Is entirely too long It rs all very well lo hav e It In Ave acts, as the situations suit tho fall ofthe curtain but we do protest against so much dialogue Ptrlke out the superfluous talk The situations and the effect are w hat our people like, Mr Osman. The subjeet Is a good one, ana tho truisms, passions and sentiments are well placed, excellent and original Miss on Htarawlts In her Impersonation of Mary Ttdnr was simply sublime. 8he was suffering with a sore throat, )ct her enunciation was dit Unci. No ono likes to talk when tbey have ft sore throat, ard all bnt the mnst heartless will sympa l huso with an artist who ha to speak the lines of the part assigned them under such difficulties MUsHtamwilxs Miry Tudor Is an actonPollfhcd wonder It Is superb fhc looks, walks, talks ftnd Is the Queen of England In her case the ac ccntcd language lends an intense Interest to her lines, and the Infatuated audience that ts, the male portion seemed as if they were ever on the verge of leaping umit the stage and carrying off this Queen of Ream. The lost scene of the third act gave her the chance to exhibit her superior powers, and well did she merit the applause she received The make-upof MlmMamwlti ts superior to anything In the way of ft wardrobe wo have ever seen on an American etage. The dresses and Jewels are genuine. This, of course, docs not make an ac ircnt,btitnlrcthe genius is, the tasteful toilettes ad 1 to the M tract Ions If Ins UzxleMahon was ft sweet and pretty 'Lady Jane Orcy." hhe was not up In ber lines as she should hare been, but we are Hire she w 111 do l-et tertn-nlcht. Hpcuk out. Miss Mahon, look at the audience; think of your linos and repeat them ott have talent, and take the success of Miss Htamw itx as an example James Fnydcr, McManus and. In fact, all the rest of the cast were tacking In their cues and for Krtfulof their lines. In this plarlhe company are ft good chance to show their histrionic Powers. In all conscience thev hare enoinrh tn say. but Ihls fact should not excuse them In the omlrMmt of oue word ' Ijdy Jane Orcy ' will bo repeated this cveulng and Ihe .National should bo crowded to see and hear the wonderful and enchanting You Stam wltt as Jary Tudor. The Opera Home, "Tlio Tale of Enchantment" waa Introduced last night. It Is a grand spectacular drama, and Is rar superior to tho "Alack Crook " Tho marches. tableaux, transformations and mfvenscrnrs were magnificent. The outrageous wt ather prevented ft full attendance but all toe front seats wereocctt pied by buhl headed and delighted old men We venture tbcasscitlon that at Nlblos (Jardcn there never was presented more haiidnoino or teller be haved "A ma son soldiers 'than marrhed and fought hi The. Knchsntmenl' lost night The drama Is ft success. DISTRICT A t FA IKS. The Itnad to the IAItto Falls. An application has been filed with tlio-Dis trict Commissioners by numlcr of the residents on Iho Virgin' side of the Cham 1 tidec asking that the road leading thereto In the District, be put In rrpa'r i ney nutc mat irom tnc urae urn mini was tunhssed for IH-tritt purposes by iiAtinial fund-, in IftLI 1 1 nlll If 71 or until the etiiiNolldillonnf tbe old corporation of Washington, (leorjrctnwn and iiicnnnio ininnnc pmerniiicn., woryi town sept that road In toternble condition and ks t v tlm eon solldatlon tho prctnt DHlrltt government ac qtiirctt an tne rtglit tncy arotnerrr ro rcvjiomltic for all the duties of the nhsnhed corporation of Oeorgitown Thev ask If tho District tVmmls slot lira fall to keep the road In repair tn whom arc tho people to rosoil? No other corporation. Htate, county or township has any rights that extend over the road " nrcriMNo and openino dim Tlie engineer of the DUtrlctof Columbia yester day received and or cned bUls fur the following named work Ikying about IV) ysMs of brick fyitwalkunCongrei street, bntween the canal and Water street Oeorgetotrn I" Maloner Wl If llnrrnv i'iH W 1 Ttivtinta tKK Vh O O I Turn ff& J lVsmnnd tr3.2.1 Also for putting Iron rods In the I ark posts on First street t at tetween It and C streets s.)uth P, Maloncy rt0 20; J Revnold. tWttO OHare fOO And also f"i la king up alsitit Wi feet of 12 Inch sewer and Kuttltutlng an IH-lnch pipe sen er on tho south side of R street, be tween Tenth and Eleventh streets northwest H Maloner UI J Reynolds, 13190; O OHare.fJJ, and J. Desmond, tJl An Rase TU1I. Owing to tho rain yesterday the Crclghtons and 1'atrioU were unable to r lay the second game of their scries. This afternoon, If the weather Is favorable the Tatrtots nlav their la?t rami w Ith the Nationals in the Olympic gronndi at 3.30. o clock, sure The rainois iniena vowin tnisgamau pomutiic, and will put out their strongest nine which Is as fol lows iiicner, p u linen, c joe joy, j n , iinuer, 2b: Ray,Tb;Rmwn s s; Major, 1 t, Paige c f, andJours, rf The champtnu will present their usual nine and as this will doubtVsa lie a iximl game every one Interested should witness It There win ik ho ueinv in railing piny, as mc ci to failing to put In an appearance at the appointed time will forfeit Ihe game Tho Creightnn wlU pay a visit to the "Pride of Capitol Hill' this afternoon The coach for the nlarers will leave Iho club room ttlwnnVIvk sharp. TheU't game remitted In a draw, and as mm nine sre in prima couaition a ciose contest Is looked for A vcrr lntercung nnd excitlnir tame of tsse lall waplavc I fiilurday between the Junior R.s ton an I Our Ihiys resulting In a victory frthe jnrinrr pt tfire in iumm i wrvnorn bimi (ycrs dlsnlnred some Ane nstn an 1 KltiersM t-i celled all in ihe batting department Ov ERrtU TS from to $ft at Katxkns-tkis's, SIO Ferenth street. Goose Creek It ridge on the Washington and Ohio rUII way. During the storm of lost ThuraJay the bridge of tho Washington and Ohio railroad over Ooose creek, near leebuifr, Va . was swept away so that no trains could pass Tho company has seen At to withdraw its passenger trains from the rood until the damage could bo repaired very much to tte annovancc of a large number of com muters belwten this city and points nn the road this side of Ijeburg, who are compcllod to seek some other mode of travel or remain at home The same course was taken by the railroad com-p-vu) last winter when no patenger trains were run fir several days. The commuters were com pelledlopsv full rates notwlthstand'ng and tho wnn inn on tne tminmuieni uc kits in ine prcrent Instance Is not lobe allowed In any way Kurrlr Ihlsharoad to be proud of Ret. (ten ts of several towns Along ihe road think that it would bo a btetslnglf tho president of the Washington and Ohio ra'lroaJ vvruld constjentlrelv lurunpassenger trains over the road, as there would then be an Incentlv e to establish some other lint of com m tin I cm Ion w hlch could not posslbty be any worse thnn this road nndtr Its present management Deiiiiu editions arc not few and there has been some refer ence ton united action on the part of the comma tors agaltin the company for non fulfillment of contracts nnd consequent damages. Niiprcme Court of the United Ntates. Furraaut to adjournment, the court met yesterday atl2n'ciork rroscnt.Mr Chief Justice W alto Mr. Justice Clifford Mr Juttlca Swayne, Mr Juvtlce line, Mr MM ice rlclJ, Mr Justice Strong and Mr Jukllcoiliadley On ni jtlon of Mr R T Merrick Flllmnt-A Tfoatl eq of Washington, D O.was admlttei to prac- hit mnu iiiiunipv iinn rinineior t'i i mi court On motion of Mr SMorncv (Inneritl Ilpvnna kAil, J Iboinas eq of R ton Mass , wm admitted to pmi ii( nt nn mioniiM aim cuuiiKfior oi iiiisioitri On motion of Mr Chauncer hafl" r. lAanr A Turnll eq of New ork citv was almittetlto prttrtire an aiinrnev atio couuwioror tins court On motion of Mr f U Ooolri(h Frtdirlk E Bryant esq of Roston, Mas was almlitedto practice as an attorney and (oun-clor f Ihis court O ilii of Mr x T Rl( II A lkrlrt and D V Trov esq of M'ltiUroinerv Ala vrt re ad mlttel to biaitiLe as attnrnevs and i nuntoli-.n i,f thisiourt. Onmwtlonnf Mr P Ph'HIr-s A II Handv eso of Jarksw Ml was admitted lo practice as au nurii- Him run onto or ki idih court Mr Cllif liiddro Walte Hiinounced lo the 1 ar thst thecmrt would comment o the call of the dotketu Itv under the 2Tth rulo Adjiurnt I until to day atl2o'tlocV. Outlook ofthe Reformed Tplseopnl Church. lilshop rauows, having Invited those in terette I In the fori nn thn a Reformed T lcoat Church here to rem t u after ihcsi rvico at the Con gngatlonal stiuicb on Ruudav evtnlng, tnado soiee stateraertM as t the growth and prospects of the Churclj. Ut sm that altlioin;h It had been in existence lets than fvurvinrs II already num bared slaty ohtyebes larufsimimry and Ihe Rrllish rrViint, bM' several In Kngtan I recently organised Aptiilcsllous hate Iieru rocelv I from over TH) clergymen wb arc ready 1 1 Join as won a timmiu uun (e proviiivt tor uieui. a wvaituy ftmtleman ef Cfctcagn, not ft church memhur, has nv&tiv driui ISO si ran at lind iiAMfliicum tcr trjyeh he had refWd $J00,(Vrt to found a tlietloRJ feeasernlnary.andtBetQor.cj to erect tho buildings jwud, douMiosa soon l contrtbu'jtd. He referred to the extreme lersi'ty of the Churoh. raying they onlr ronulred unlormllv with raiard inth with raiard to the tanlty. but sllnr1 nreal caidlual truths of airJiUanlty, tut allnwsd J teat ilUrty as to minor doetrtnil potnK Rv arrlNg to the suftjeotof aputtor tor tea Cturch of the nedecraer, just formed here, ho said he knew of a man of talent and experience ptKng llsh birth, who, he thought, woull be willing to come, and It waa decided to hold a meeting this evening, at 7) o'clock at the church corner nf Eighth and K streets, (Kindergarten hall.) with reference to calling a pastor, to which all Interested are Invited, TTorklngmen Organlilng. Tn response to ft call from Columbia Typo graphies! Union, ft number of delegates frona vari ous trade organisations met at Rater's hall last night, fbr the purpose of Initiating a movement row ards founding ft National Tradea Cnlon. There were aoout twenty present, representing printers, sallmakera, rets man, painters, machinist, wood engravers and Jewelers M r, m R, McLean, of Columbia Typographical union, called the meeting lo order Tito appeal for organisation. Issued by rnlnmblft Typograi hlcal Union, No 101 which fonnctltheeall for the meeting, waa read by the secretary, Mr J. H Ralston The president stated that In responelo iho ap peal, maiiv of the trades had been heard from, but doubtless owing tn the Inclement weather, many of Ihe delegates had teen prevented from attending He suggested that a temporary organ'sation lie perfected, and that the meeting then adjourn until some evening next week. Upon motion, Mr Wm R Mcl-wvn was elected temporary chairman, and Mr, J. II Rabton.tcm porary secretary. There waa some discussion as to the time of ad Journnicnt It was Anally agreed to adjourn until next Monday evening at the same hall. Mr Mclxan Mated that the principal object In view was the mutual protection of labor. Tbey ha I too long been forced to submit In their dis organised state to tho tyrannies of capital. The objects in brief, were First, the mntual pro tection of labor; secoud. direct representation of the working classes in municipal and t-tatoliegls-laturesftnd Omgrev, third, the repeal of all op preWre laws against labor, fourth the enactment of just laws for tho protection of labor Mr John J. Mcnny. painter, favored making tho next meeting a public meeting, so that mechanics who are not organized could attend Mr. Renin counseled a speed r organisation. Mr. W'm fipler. Jeweler, stated that he represented no particular trade, but w ss about to start a Herman organization tn this city. He was In favor of or ganizing before calling n nubile meeting hecano they must know just what they wanted before going before the public After further discussion the meeting adjourned. A Preacher a Itoota, Ycatcnlay afternoon Sergeant TalnUr while passing up Seventh street, between M and N, no rlced a colored girl who acted rather suspiciously and concluded to Interview her. Rhe had ft bun die under hrr apron, and when tho officer asked what It was she said "lea " but as It was too large a packago for that, he escorted her to tho station and discovered that Instead of -old maid s friend ' she hadaAne pair of boots, worth about IS which sho had ticrn trying to dispose of at the very low price offl. They turned out to tie the property of Rev. J M. Drown, with whom she was tiring M a ser vant and according to her story ho had failed to my her was-cft. so that she seised on the boots for the debt, Whether Judge Pnell views the matter In tho same light that she doee will bo known this morning Arrested for Assaulting sv Iupll. A warrant waa Ismicd yesterday for Mlea IMmIo Strombcrger, teacher In tho McOormlrk school bnildlng. for awaultlng Wiltlnm Wttherow, oneof her ptip'K Wllherow exhibited his track In the ofllco of Attorney Miller at the Pollct Court yesterday and showed a number of marks and welts ncroM the shoulders which, It i claimed, were administered by Miss Ptromberger Tlie war rant was served and tho case continued until Sat urday, CiTY XOT123. The fires havo been lighted la the Treas ury The nbltt liouao la being repainted, It begin to show a new color already t tho corner of Vermont avenue nnd I street two nice bay-windowed bricks are being put tip, Tho winter uniforms for the police were Issued ycMerday Another wash out at the Fatcnt Office took placo last night. A fine row of new buildings Is In conrre ofconstructlon on the corner of Q and Thirteenth streetv WrdneadaT evening exercises In declama tion at the I'ranklln Male Oram mar school arc uren to the pnbllc, Mr. Marlon Lewis hod her pocket picked off7 enmerof heventh and H streets about ten 0 clock ycMerday morning Quite a number of the Catholics of this city w.ll attend the funeral of the late Archbishop Ray ley to-day in kaltlmore. Autumn leave arc falling fast, ftnd It keeps the w ntchman of the Franklin square pretty busy to gather tbcm In plies Tho number of guests at the Morton House F street, Utween Ninth and Tenth, Increase everv day, and the house Is steadily gaining In public favor. Brad Adams' old hook depot on Pennsyl vania avenue, bttween Fourteenth and Fiftvtnlh streets has just been enlarged and repaired, to bo ued as a restaurant . dead child was found In a frame shanty on Marvland avenue, between Third and Four and a half street soul hvvcrt. yesterday afternoon, and as the Inmates of the house had no burial cer tificate the matter will be Investigated to-day About 2 30 o'clock voterday afternoon ah Thomas Hendricks, rlcrk In Cnrlstlanra dnig lore was mixing some drupi Ihelngrodlents ex plcdod, making const terable noise and much smoke W hen the smoke rote It was found that no damage was done. The f 'Mowing directors have been elected ly the Citizens' building Company J C McKrl din T. UTtillvk R V Rhrelow.C R I'osrhon.R. Iluvd.C C Dumui.wm I. II utcvcuM K M Oreen, Kamiicl Fjncry V V tuller. W 1) Morgan, L.U, Davis and W II. Reurlou The Hil'tnau House, on North Capitol, street, only m qua re from the Capitol building, having made estntre ImprnvemcnU and com nletely rcfurnl-hed, isonoof the motd desirable hottls for trail tent or permanent guests during the coming edon of Congress. The Tllden ftnd TTcndrlrfcs Club have made arrauccmenU for receiving Ihe general preM election dlspauhee and a large number of rrlv a to dhpaiehCH front all trts of Ohio this evening 1 hey will lie read from the balcony of the Metro politan Hotel as fast as received YcbWrday while Sadie Hotick nnd John Norrla were lonnglny In the Smithsonian grounds, the latter, with beeaBitntr cood nature, wimchnw managed to rick a tight with one ' Ilottlcs," Ihe consequence ulng an ugly gash above the right tptic Tor "Mr. Routes' and no arrest for either party. About half-past eleven o'clock yoetertUy morning a lady named Miss Marlon Read wax at tacked with a spasm In Dr Majors drug store, corner or beventh and 11 streets northwest After rcceiv lug medical attendance Odltcr Qnlulan pro cured a hack and took her to her home on Glen wood road in the county Messrs Jordan & Oordon, proprietors of the Owen house have lust finished refitting that rasy ealablKhment, anil the event will be celo bralcit tonight by an owning The prccnl i ro prictors hare left nothing undone to make a Ant clias rcstauront and holt I Tho lunch bar of the citaulMimcnt is a great feature, and Is becoming quite celebrated Yesterday a party of sir young men were spending the day In Kslorama uo-d, and while they were engaged In running races down Ihe hill, came near meeting with an accident which must Inevitably havo proved fatal. iSar Ihe foot ofthe hill Is a stone quarry, making a preclplre of about a hundred feet Hy some w amlng from Providence one of Ihe r arty ascertaf tied the imminent dam r ot the situation Just In time to stop the onward course of his companions near the verge of tbe precipice. Miss Cora B. Chaae, 1125 Eleventh street northwest has Just tieen the reclplentof lier trunk, or what Is left of It that was altoard tho train w reeked some days ago at Mltford. K J Tho bag gage tar uttatbtd to the triln flouted out to the mid Hoof the Delaware river, and there was split In (wain the contents being deposited In the water Ihe trunk floated over Avemlles down the river, where it was pit Led up twelve hours after these. cfdenl. 1 lied imago done mounts to about fU3 Twenty one dollars' worth of music was lost. (Icorge roster and (Icorgo Miles aro very f ntd ofc'ivwhij- tobacco, but bUngoulof funds thry hit upon a plan for procuring this dclltlous vegetable, which was to buy when the owners huik was turned an I fur I hat purpose Ihey en tered Daniel Drlhtolii store vesterdny a Her noon picked iMtaUixofroiiyh andnsdy and Hiirttd. on" Willi It lail) o lMwile who ltne-ed the ait. gave the a'linn aud afltra long rhae, In which some of the lobncto was hl the rascals were mtrliaiilcd ami taken lo the station homo fhey vvbl v Mt c stlu Kiminct this a ni Minor District Notes - Draw bin Lsnreavked fur on lots 12.1 and 120, in Rcall and Addhon's ad llllon to Ouorj,ctovm A j licntli h h imi'lo for trees 1 1 e Ian ted on H tietiteiii Iweuty ccolld and Twenty third streets norihwiht Mr Alltrtl' Pox tails attention to the defer llroeuc azu cu MutU street aud Rhode Mand avenuo n itliwct Ihe projH t ty holders on A street southcart rami lain that the strict ini been neglected, and ak lhat It be Improved al once Oeorife lltthit coinrlalns that the culvert near blsircmlMS on Ihe Wadctisburgroal. Is net suffi cient to carr oil the water and aiks relief --Mr M C Ittrdrll has 1 sou relieved of nnrr as assistart Inrpcctorrf buildings and aulgued lo duty with tlie suporlntendwtit ef streets and retain, ; Their spector of butldlrrshu Issued the fol lowing penniu To balld-lloWt Rorrldge, three- story bricX Seventh, between h and M itr ft; 4WVj. Bona A Oi , two-story brick, II, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets, ruo Arthur St. C. Denver, two-story brick, Rhode island arewue hotween Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets, tfLtm j T, Hewitt, one story brick, I ftreeL into. RenalrsW. liarnes frame back bnlidlnt. Miih. between A and B streets V9 Mrs Field, frame pantry, tWO M. K Diiry, bath rom, 1100. r. A, lljrns, store front; ttW), The Kast River II rid go. On all parts of the great supenslon bridge, on It e approaches, In the cable-living ai din Ihe I repa ration ofthe detailed plana for thcdlfTcrcnt arts f tho superstructure Iho work is proceeding rapidly, On the approaches ihe men are getting ttcd to the work:, and, while tho excavations for the founda tions of one pier are In prnvrrM) the work ten nn filling In concrete on the pier Just before It, and masons are at work on Ihe third, so that there is n regular rotation f work 1 he stone work on the second pier of the Rrooklyn approach was com menced on Krldar, The excavation Tor the third plcrii half finished On the hew York side the lavlngnf concrete for the foundations of the second pier Is still going on Tho fourth pair of upstream strands were fin ished n Friday afternoon, and the wrapping buggies Immediately sent out on their Joitrueys cterday morning; the laying of iho Afth pair of downstream strands waa commenced at 7 o clock, butwasstoppedaboutlto'clock In the forenoon on account or the high wind and was uot re fumed during the day Eighteen wires had been laldononestrandandslxteenonthe other. This stoppage wss necesssry, as the separate wires can not Improperly regulated with reference to the guide wire when they are so strongly acted on by the brveso. During (he afternoon the lower strands were secured by ropes to tsch other and to the regulating cradles to dlmlnMi the swaying, which, more especially In tlie middle span, wss quite considerable. The final regulation of tno fourth pair of dewnrtream strands wss finished on Friday afternoon Te understand the accuracy with which this regulating Is done It need only be state 1 that of all the strands so far lowered and regulated not one Is as much as one eighth of an Inch out of the way of the calculated lengths from anchorage to anchorage Quite ft number ofthe contractors who propose putting In bids for the granite to be used for the approaches were In the engineer s office In Brook lyn yesterday making the last estimates from the detailed clans of the stonework of the approaches prior to handing In their bids on Monday, the lost Jay for receiving them AVw lor JcrcM, Oc tober 1. Crrmo as an cgample the effect of rcYersing the screw of a steamship under way upon tho steer Ing, tho cases of collision of the Vllle du Havre and thclch Earn, which were due to the steamships having turned In a direction opposite to that In tended, Prof Reynolds has called attention to a subject of which sailors appear to be Ignorant A steamship docs not answer her helm In the same way when her helm is reverted, even if she still continues to go ahead but usoally the helm la tnrnedaslf she did, and disasters quite avoidable thus result. A few trials would serve ft much needed experience In this matter. Indications. SW tht Mdtlte AtttinUc state, imrm eot(Mrosfrrj trrrf nq la cootrr vcda-ly wiwU, rain arm. foOovftS fcy rVnrfiitf vcnMcr, and altintf, followed ly rUtng FaixSitt forfS and flO at Katieistein s, 810 Beventh street. LOCAL IflSCELLANT. OkitIiU to Dr Hartley tnmrei Instant relief for catarrh No exorbitant fees In advance Resi dence remov cd to Wt New i ork av enue. IiClt-oflT clothing, watches, pistols &c, bought at Hersog's, 105 I) street Orders attended to. All kinds of trunk made to order, repaired and covered at Murray s, Wi Pennsylvania avenue Market Ppacc TrisfineU New York buttet. In tho city: also, choice irginta, IYiinsvlvanla. and Western but Ut, at twicers but Itr store southwest corner of Mnth and F streets Flno checfc at less than Bal timore pricea No Impossibilities advertised, but prlcos as low as the lowci-t Call and be con vinced. CITV ITEMS, UnLft Original MAniiKuPrinij STRrxmuj.-- ino Plasters. The oldest and the best All wh have used them attest their merit fold by druggists Tw enly, twenty Ave and thirty cents, according to size. YorKn people, pay attention to your eeth Clean them daily with Thurston s Ivory Pearl Tooth Pow der. the best dentifrice known. It will preserve their whlteucM through life, prevent decay and toothache Much pain and trouble Is caused by early neglect therefore take heed In lime. Price, 23 and M) cents per bottle Thompson's Pouapf OrTWg. An oleaginous compound of singular merit for dressing tho hair Its ue eoon renders harsh, dry hair soft and pliable. strengthens It when weak, and gives It that rich gloss which Is the charm of early youth. Irtce, 23 and V) cent per bottle Ct r ame the s; stem aud purify the blood remov Ingtlynpepfela sick beadar-he.rotiHipallon, and all riireav railed by disordered stomach or liver. Quirk's Irish Tea will do It Hold by all druggists Price, 25 cents per package, JotVEK'S ISOPEROtS KlD GLOVX CLIAKSm. Rcuov atea soiled glove thoroughly and quickly Price, 35 cents per bottle NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Lnws JouNbov'A'niTnANkbitH coknfr Tenth sireM and I'tniiisyhaDla avt nuc, Wash ington, D C, dealers In United hlt,s oond). Invest nifnls,soeurttles and foretgn exchange otUMin DR J II JOIIN-OV. VH L'HT AND rilYHICIAN tlltlee HI street northwest, brtwttn Hixth and Ber enllisJreeiaWafchlngUin, 1) C. ocl9-lr DR H R KtVifvKH iTINSrLTINO ANPPRAC tclng Metliral Meclrtrfan. n Ninth street nortltwrat. rlwlrielty, as a lherputlo atent.tii in valuable, ami la etclitltv odap ed for nervous dia ea- an i il se ises of w omen urtl-ly rpilB FIRM OF H F RltFt'NlVOHl A. (t) IMS a. Ieen dnsolTed Mr II F IlHM'NISril n bsv IngpunhMftcd the liilr--it ofJAStKSM IIIOUT iuliitryl imied at Ihe corner of Fourth stne , Maa aathiiftHavsnne and II street where lie will con flu t ihibiiHliiew srd lm tiless il lo a-rveallll elr old filenrVtwItriUILK, RL'TTKll.iaillH.AcL.atllielow esJjahjuJc QilKlf tO I. AND VOOnHAVl(l iPsurnTiti? V- o'deeaMished O al aud Wood Yaid cornet of elvth mi I Ustre-lsnorihvi(tMnilr-Mlocke1thetatir, Inaddli on Inour prnsei theitlon No. Ill Htlh unit mrtliwest wewlif knafull stock of Ilia b-iqi nit lienor WOOD ANHCOUwhlcuwewllitl a' th-. lowert marks, lales fiwei aad HAit Wood ant Hot Oial tnlrr cover. oce-lm q t v OOD A oa CORNS BUNION TOC-NAIL9, INf.ROUINO, Thick. ftct ChllbiiUus UWrs Hul Corns! I Ither are Indicative of snccltlc dlwaie Dr St hulls tins wmglit wenrlerful cure-W3 Peniia-avc ooMm B BLOW COST. THE BAL.NCI-roF MY 8TOCK OF wiNTniTooom will be sold at much LKHH TnAN COHT OCS-tt Q0KE DOW N TO FOUR CENTS. RUSHFIJ3 DEL1VFRED FOR fXM, aAsuoirFotncE, Stf 4lt and ill Tenth street. Jt FURTNER A CO. Are prepared to furnish Ot 8TEH1 IN FVr RV MT'I F AND QUANTITY AT'imiHUWIEIlLAW ItUILWKo, RERTAITHANT PARIILN-F IR8T-CLASS fnKMII RrAClANI.-labls Dhole din m-r, 75 cents, from Ho J o clot It A fararfsulldar. st very motlrrKte prices Uiwt rlilckens Croquette, fioo rer dozen, I hkkf n tUIad Boa Orders for dinner lmr les halls, receptions, tic. Mulct atlentlnn to small riltrs. a B HOC I IK, wfllm Freurli Cook, I'ronrltiior TJ U T T E H, We dclra lo I u form our frlfiuls aod the piibllcicn errJIy Uiat wn niny le fixind at oursialls, No 47 AND 4 NPR KM TIIWh't (t)nNkn OHIHini'hTWINO LI NTKr MARKFT, wlmutniw In Ihe week.alsn Stunlay evenings, whrreMesUll lie p eoad to supply tbcm with New York t r mnt-ry I rliit, (wl I h we claim Is s-x-oud to untiling In the mark, t I New t ork La'ry, IVnnsyl-vailauiilitliirrl-uliegiatlaot Uutlsr. AlaO Eegs and New erk l-rmni rtieese, " JltThlgn oi Ue (iuldrii I axle, o nrihsim t, a cunrm a son. PIANOS AND ORGANS. "r?rDY 10H ITSINt!.' riLALK WAIIEnOOUS. Mi.v.Jiihl opened iiul.odlditock of th, ct, brutiHl Iljf.DHikv IM.Ko, nd III. world rd.wn.d r.-Ter unit.r., wii ,K SnER4BTATMAN, aai F Tnk iw..l Pennsylvania aytm 6heihei(l Biufdtog, and No. II K Charloa strtst, ?hihei(l BUI laltlmore l& nAUCT, DAVIS A TO, rlAKO AOKNCY, III KtnlB HIM DOttbWMU Vor sbt k ipedaUTi Hll'lm SPECIAL NOTICES. - f!OI1TiniA TYPtWlRAiniCAI, ITMO 9. tot There will reasneial mertlngof Columhll "rfraphlralnn'nx he'd atNt. Josrph a I a'l Hani F th streets, THIS TiiflKy) rVtNINO, al ) iKk. AH mmiicrsrerequctt-'t5h presnt.st bn tl 114 of Imports - win n"' ' i4 o I F. A. RUQtiHI CK.Hectftary. 0& Tlir, PRIWIUFNT OF nOWARl) t!3tlV HI Bty,Hev,vm W Pittott.p T).w II d.llvtr his l tiiTuralatld en Tills VIflNO ft etlnck m ihe Const e.aiinra'rhnrcii Allpr ens'nitiettwl n the cause of rd toatton a-e Invited cf 4-THFEF TKNmRI)IN JffiT RECFIVF1 l the Palace Market, corner Fourier-nth street art New York avenue. Price, M cents Prppn"o wirtl l lit markeU FRANK J. TllinFTB. ooVet -flrECIAL NOTICE-TAITH MANYTHANK3 lomyfrisndaaiHllhepiibHe frr their (literal patron tge, I lieg to slats tbst my slock rn-wgoinl.,Wlnb Ing ladloa and ivnllomena rurolshlngs and fancf (ihxU.Is comnUle, and composed largnly of goods Jusl imled. and ntr customsn shall have every d vantngs ufthaawllnstn both roods anA gild I have al-etler stock thtvn ever of ladles onner clothing Imported French Oerman and Fngllsh hosiery and corsets, to which I Invite special atten tion. Kvery style of corset and ladles' and children's un derclothing made lo order at the lowest prices, ANNIFK HVMPII.IEY, 4.10 Tenth strret northwest. N It. French, Oerman and Hpantah spoken, ort-at -TO THE 8TOCKIIOIDERS OF TIIK ME Ok!Sm5iAV,NUI' RANK OFTHE &UT1UCT The annual election or nine trustees of Ihe Jfeirop 11s ftevlon Rank of tbe lUtrk-t of Coin in bf a will (m held at tht hank, on the corner of (Seventh street aod IfuteUnaj avena. Id avasldngton cltv, b U, On MONlA Y, November a, j-7, Wiween the hours of It o clot k a. m and S p. m. . LM'? rrPrl ?r "LI cpmmlttee en the transactions of Ihe tank mr the third yew will he read Xnt 1 o clock It. OQ th, aame 6jf a Jgjp-c? NICHOLAS AtJjSrU"1! oeo n. TUOMiSoriT Bt lecretaryi JAMFH U RATtBOUR, W tl. ClAOb'TT. iOIlK II. (iOhIA1tD, JaMIM H. KOWARIKS, tltNhY BTRAPIU'ROER, .t ItENnY DICKSON. Ocft-FAMlOt Trustees. r HAVING BEVERED MY CONNKTIOM with tbe District goverpusnt. I taka thla method oj In running my friends and Ut pstrons ihAt I havj resumed The practioe of ARUIti KCTURK, and will furnish plans and sped fl cat Ions, draw ooutracts and attend to the BUILDING BUttlNisa gensrallyU tbe city aud county. Will make measurements prepare estimates for all kinds of construction, furnish cost or contract for all kinds of materials rslatlng to buildings secure contracts, adjust lomes by lira andaibliraU aa tiujust uiiiereoiw THOM AH M PLOWMAN, Architect, 030 B street ocet 4- OFRMAN AMERICAN KINDEROARTEN and school tor children from three toslsteearaart of age, ofTerlng svery advaotag of a thorough Mnoa tlon. Pupils sdmIMM si anv tune Terms moderate Principals, StlMtes poLlX)CK and NOKRR, Tlif Thlr leenlti street narthwmt. Normal clans rbr ladle, For particulars. Inquire as above, or at 7 K street northwest. seS-lm WMONLY WANTED. Swing to tha great demand for money, we offer to within ality days a large eollectloo of OOLD ANDBILVim WATCHES, DIAMOND AND OTHER FOLIDOOLD JEWELP.Y UVXH, REV0LVKR8. Aa, Ac. AT EXTRAORDINARY OREAT BARUAINB Every article fully warranted at n. uui Lniicin a (AJ.T--I jmtf SANDFORDS CURE FOR CATARRH Pierces Uoldsn Dlscnvsry, aad all his other medt ctnew rbr f tin at CVjughlln s Teoiple Dnig Rtore sali -ThNTY"l)IrFtRFNT KINDS OF TRO CJIKiand Lorensen for throat and lung dlOlculilcfl sohlatt'ongliHiie UrugMtore, Masoolc Temple, sell -VaVTIIELARdEhTASHOKTMbNTOF TOILET and other an idea ft. r ladles use In tbe city at Oongtv HnarjLtiiile Drug btore. tti T POTOJIAC INPL'RANCE COMPANY, Orrita,No. U IlMnHTagarr, OKOH6kTUWf(, D C, Aug 2A, 1ST. The Washington Agency of tbls Company was chunfcdon the lut Instant. Tha pressnt euatoiners of tha Company, aod all ethers wishing to Insure with ns.wlll plsase cull on Mr II K. oi- M K V, at his hanking house, corner ot Fifteenth and F streets northwest. augT7-ir J. W, DEEBLg,eCTstary. " B,f MARKETER., UtLm-K Free Art nailery and store, No. tat B street north west. Choice Oil Paintings, Engravings Chromes, Ac. Alra, lsrg-n stock of fatierhanglngs. Wlndsw Hiadca, r.ctireN, Frames Picture Coroa aad TasMls. IMnOjalls Ac. lu tbe District. -TUlMHCAMli. Plrwsa rememhor namf and nomhsr. Js2B-llm --HUMPHREY'S SPECIFICS, PONDS EX tract, ltumeopathle Medicines, sold at Temple Drag Wore. F and Ninth streets. seps-tr fJISTHrt PATFNT (STEEL) BOLE AND HrELPIlOTECTOR make your shot lost twice u long, and pnvent you frcqi si ppio. For aale In aU lbs hoe stores, aod by tbe Inventor, SIS D aireel northwsst. a-tf RELIGIOUS NOTICES. aT-iOL'NO MEN t HRPiTI AN AKO?IATI0S( ( ororr of Mnth and D otretti. FREE READIfO ROnvs PARI ORH AKD CON- VFTIHATION HUUVf, Open dally, except Hun Uy. front a. m. to 10 p.m. Opvn unHundsy froinl lo7 p.m. DAILY sTkFTINOH Noonday meellncs from 12 IV m124.i1 evening meet lug from a lo 7 o'c oc RU N D A y"h7 R VICTH Owpel m-f ting in IJncoln Hall at s-jn p. m 1 short ad dremes bv yon ig men. Mumlav avenlng service irom G 10 7 orclot k. l-verbody InvfieJ. ocfl -WNEWMANS SERMONS. No THE POPF PHOTOriRAPnEa" IFerttalel-vsrrwbwtf Price 10 eta JoJJ tf AMUSEMENTS. RATIONAL THEATRE BTAMWITZ. OCTORErta-ONK WEEK ONLY. The Youthful Tragedienne, ELIZABETH vTn 8TAMWITZ, Supiortedby MR, IiOUW L. JAMI "MR. M B. SNYDER. MR. W. A, DONALDSON AND OTHERS, Who will make rer tit but on the EngMsb-Hpcaklng Htsge presenting foriht ttrsttim 00 any stage tni entirely new pay.wrlttea hrT. E. Lsuuaa, ttra , en titled LADY' JANE OREY. In Rchcaraal-MEHSALTNA AND DEBORAH. MATINFE SATURDAY AT X October 15-RIONOLp'nTnENrtY' V. ocl If QPERA HOLbE. KrRNAX Rnr9 uuh Tit inn v Introduces theOrand H, Kirtar Drams enllued A 1ALK lit" CM IT A Ml itT Rivaling In magniilcf n the far lorn -d JutanaiidflMwa ULAtK CROOK ESlMwsola Orand Tahleau. I Oorgeoua Transform uttonr. Amufn (irand Msrcb Glorious Mltsen Hot ne. Cataract of th H1I1 r Lake w.lh r sal water, (trand Ascension of the Triumphal Car Old Vricrn revived Reserved Orchestra, (limited,) 75 cents, Ortl.ttLra0 cents; Dress ClrcU.tl ceuls, O-tllwrv, I3ci Mis NKH W KDNESDAY AKD 8AT OHUAl. B' II LIARUS -SFATON HALL. uorner inili ana l) streets northwest, 4)rwvrrinini inn uassi imping Finn Clanfc V VKMtv) I rnprletora. flP.'P X,,B WIRK "K HEALTH ON 1? VjJU X a EAUY FKKT DLPEND ami thou sands visit DR Will I Ell Lstubluinruent, opposite WlUarda Hot I. ft r relief fiom and avoidance ot ( nrns, Run ons Dlscawd Nails, Chllhlalns. cular Escrosnces, Aa E(otlUliud lu V tislilngton lu I ul. J) . ' J INTEKIOlt ADORNMENTS. DFCOIUTIVE AND FINE COLD WALL rAi'EKa. I rMiMcllVilly .anovitc. t. tb. pabllo Ui.t I .m pr parod lo Mhlbll tb, IwgMt HHortmeut of use PAPeniiAKaiNa of ,nr MlKblUhmnt In lb, dlf Tb, ,ood,r. In DADOS, mEUFB, TILING DBIiaNS, dr. AUo Itrn uortm, oi of OKILT, HATIN nl nt ANK9.bicb 1 will ,! Much lower tb.n Ibo lu.rk.l piKM. Tfrlu, c.h, j4iw alkxahdkil ,tf Wo ai K.n, iylT.nl. ...nu. q DRY GOODS. MITCHELL i UAHTIN. . ... ( or lo Jobn T Mltrtitll.) Ul PENNBVI.VANLA AVKNUH Paris NovEfiiia in rnFAi GOODS. l.brnlM "llwll U BI-ACX BILKS. inrre. cloaks, jaukkts LXD1&.1 tijrpv nwRAp, 44"WilifMiV3S!?8wu All cnnrlilrf tb. bet irtook la tM. nt.rbL UNE rAiLKUHLY. ;ct-lw ntescA