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THE NATIOlsrAL REPUBLICAN: SATURDAY MORKTSTG, MAY 27, 1882 DOUBLE SIIEET, :1 i Till! NATIONAL Ml' IMICAN. Published dnllr (Sundays cicepted) by the KATION.ll, IIKPL'IILIUAN NtlNTISfl COMl'AST, At 1304 and 1310 Pennsylvania nvenue. TKIIM& One-copy ono S'fnr ............... - uneconr one month - u M Iililieil NATIONAL Jlltt'UllMCAN. Viuhlnebm. . O (Entered nt this post-office at Washington, 1). C as seooiul-class matter.! Nor latlinTlmvlu Htlbarrlue. 171? price oThk National ItrrninLicANtiv- wll trol theconnlrr (itiiukk cknh tor a iln! pv firotireU, TwrNTr-KIVK risNTSSonitwvmln, vis-TY csntsi firo morOAn.oNK mi.MitilArre'inonM, osk nni.i.n ash aiiai.pi sir tnonfni, thiirk dollars: cneymr, atx sollaim, JJoilnps jwrjxilci Ay IA puA-Infta-i. Jl It iletiremt In IfatMnolon ami the noiir!t 6y crir rrrri at the tame ratet. 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Ui 31 It n hand tome doubte thrtt of eight intact andftftytU eotumni. it contain! the newt from all parti or the umld, ami It tpecla'.ty interesting at containing the proerrdlngtot the Eicmttvr, Unl'lntlrr, and Judicial brancheiof the Ocvernmenl.ineludtna the appointment, promotion!, aittanmenU, and dttmliiatt in all dspartmrnli ofOor rmment tervlce, it eoulalni a Ml nport of army and tia7narmenltand oidcrt, Jt Inclwlei 0111 tiirclat reatiretheimtltlcal,prrtoniil,und toctal ucict and to clrtypnsttpafthe Xatlon'tOipttaU Jn thort, It It the belt and only treekly pap'r In Jmtrtoa cMna,m addition to full general newt from nil parti of the mrrld.n complete photographs tlfe, dotngt.and proeeedlniit at the Ctipltalof the Xatton. Tcrmti smote eaptei, uttr. inii.iAn and nrtt rFKM ver year: ten coplet or motetme addrett, ON11 ixiLian pereopy. Milage prepaid by the pullWiert. Sample coptct ft ee. 2oitf it the time to vtbterth. WASHINGTON, D. C, MAY 27, 1582, l'opnhlion of the National Capital lS0,00a Amtirniriil To.Nliilil. KatmnaIj TiiKATKii-H-tuIno Paradox. Dmvi.n'aOAiiDKN Iliin-rtitlnmcnt. Tiir-ATnr. CoMiaur.-Vnrlely. Austin's (lAniiKN Concert. Tin: JteimbHca"is"dllTtTckT-5lllAaili4.5Winii0nnd tho Arthur administration flail. Do not allow .this fael to slip your mind. Tun labor troubles in Pittsburg are very sorious, and tho outlook is gloomy enough. Tun fusion in Mainodoenn't appear to bo fusing this vear with tho customary facility. Tun majority will rule in tho House, of Representatives if it cannot in South Carolina. t As is usual on Friday, thoro wcro sev eral deaths yostorday occasioned by tho falling of scaffolds. Tun breczo in tho llouso yesterday was not harmful. It merely demonstrated tho surplus vitality of tho Republicans. Aiiam IIky'b temper is truly awful. Egypt has soon no such display of un- fcecmly passion sinco Mrs. l'otlphar toro ofl' Josopli's coat-tail, Tin: Greenback party of Delawnro was nblo to show five delegates in Stato con vention assembled. Quito a largo crowd, considering tho dimiuutivo slzo of tho State. The obelisk in Central Park is begin ning to crumble, nnd the country rises up to inquire if this is n result of tho chango of weigher at tho Now York custom house Tnosn who claim equality for tho sexes must faco tho stubborn fact that of tho one hundred and two Dorbys that liavo been decided only throo luivo bee;t won by llllics. Pnorcsson Jackson discovered nn im mento spot on tho faco of tho moon. "Wo know thoro must bo blood on that orb boforo thoso New York duelists fin ished their work. When tho Princess Louiso comes back to the Kanucks, is there not room for a liopo that Vonnor, getting his heart wanned in tho smilo of royalty, will let ui ofl' in tho matter of that Juno frost? Ai.Tiiofoii tho products of tho manu facturing establishments of tills city tiro tot down at $11,0-11.85, this does not In elude tho "mashes" niado hero. Tho National Capital is tho headquarters of this Industry. The Laudgravo of llesso is not so for tunato as wo had been pormittcd to hope. His son and holr was nominated for tho lucratlvo position of son-in-law to Queen Victoria, but thai nomination is not go ing to bo confirmed. Ir tho results attained at tho Hampton Normal Institute may bo accepted as a fair basis for a gonoral estlmato, tho ex penso of teaching u young Indian to earn a living by honest work is far less than tho cost of killing an Indian warrior. Tin: most palpablu admission that tho "Mallcy boys" could mako of tho ox tremo gravity of their case appears in tho fact that thoy nnd tliolr frionds deem fluven lawyers necessary for their dofenso. Rarely, if over, is innocence driven to suih a resort. Aj.thouoji tho people of Franco hovo litilo reason to lovo tho ox-Kmpress EtiKonio thero was no occasion for tho Lyuuoso to insult tho t-adly boreaved widow by hurrahing for the Zulus when Bhu visited their city a fow days ago. It was a most unusual and lepulslvo exhi bition for a country supposed to bo tho world's headquarters for politeness. Tin: speech of J. II. VnnAukon on Ylr t'i .ia affairs, which wo publish in this morning's Rki-uiii.ican, will bo found full of interesting truths, clearly and forcibly presented. Mr. ViinAuken is nn able, earnest, and eloquent spcukor, a Stalwart Republican, and an onthuslasticCoalltlon ist. Ilo iias rendorod great service to the Liberal causo in Virginia, having been a whtel-horso in bringing about the coall tion between Republican and Democratic Readjustee. Ilo is a man of Northern birth, and has lived to see that his re moval to Virginia years ago was not "A Foul's Krraml." ' ' . - Tin: Now York Hrrahl voices tho aver age bcntimcut of tho country' when it iisi-erts that "thoro Is no doubt in tho winds of fair men that Mr. Mackoy, a Republican, was elected to tho currant Congress in November, 18S0, from tho Second South Carolina District, which includos tho city of Charleston, nnd was counted out in favor of Mr. O'Connor, n Democrat, who died boforo taking his i.cat. Upright Democratic icsldonts of Charleston freely admit tho fact." Tho w,niu paper puts tho caso very torsoly in the declaration that tho Democratic fili bustering Is for tho purpose of hooping Mr, Dibble "in wrongful occupation of Ihe ecat." Viritlula Still Iicntts. In llio Virginlti locnl elections liclil on Thursday tlicroworo present llio usunl features of such contests, I'orsonnl friend ships nnd aversions, Issues belonging to tlio community and to neighborhoods, and nowiso iiflccllng cither Stalo or national politics, usually control local elections. Thcso influences wero felt In tho recent Ylrgtnla cloctlons in tho usual way, though in a fow localities a larger slgnlll canco belongs to tho results. In Itichmond thorc was no contest, tho Ilcmljustora declining a hopeless ilght for municipal control, just as tho Doniocrats used to do in tho old days when Rich mond boasted Itself to ho tho very "Gibraltar of AVlilgglsm." At l'otors burg, at Lynchburg, and at Norfolk tho conditions woro dineronl.aiul familiarity with tho Virginia situation easily dis covers tho reason of tho obstlnato con tests In thoso cities, and tho significant) of tho results. Lynchburg nnd Peters burg are tho homes respectively of Major IJnnlcl, late Democratic candidiito for governor, and of Governor Cameron, lly a singular cotncldcnco each gavo its townsman a majority of 0S0 votes last November. Petersburg was splendidly orcanlzod by both sides during tho gubernatorial fight, whllo In Lynchburg tho Bourbons only woro or ganized. At tho municipal election on Thursday a boUcrorganUatlon and coali tion of tho anti-Bourbon forces In Lynch burg reduced Major Daniol's handsomo majority of neatly a thousand to a little over two hundred. Thoro can bo no mistaking tho significance of tho Lynch burg contest. It was matlo distinc tively on national issues; tho "color lino" was frantically urged by tho local Uourbon press; tho Btock cal umnies upon Mahono woro rcitorated; Lynchburg was implored to con demn tho coalition of Republicans and Ilcadjuslcr?, nnd to condemn .tho Head justcrs and their leaders for supporting Arthur's administration. As tho result. cntno very near cairtrtWUg J-A'iiclilmn?. and thero is llttlo doubt of tho Bpcl'dy .jj..-. , accession to Liberal political principles of a community which has horotoforo been a citadel of llourbonlsm, nnd wliicli is tho home of one of its most gallant and eloquent apostles Its lato candldato for governor. IVliilo Lynchburg almost surrenders to tho first serious attempt to carry it against Bourbonism, Petersburg, tho homo of Cameron, repeats its November verdict for Liberalism by a sweeping Rcadjuster victory, after a contest of great activity, and, tinder local surroundings, giving tho Bourbons a bettor chunco than thoy will evcrhavo again in tho gallant "Cockade City." In Norfolk tho contest ended in a drawn battle. Savo in Lynch burg, nowhoro .clso wcro tho Bour bon methods moro viciously employed. Raco projudlco was tho stnplo argumont, and in tho local pres3 woro declarations every day intended to mako available that sentiment which has horotoforo I in polled tho Southern whlto man to keep tho negro in political bondage. Such ut terances will mnko fino reading for Re publican orators boforo Northern audi oncestwo years licuco, when Bourbon ora tors aro protesting that their brethren in tho South " freely accord to tho negro all his political nnd civil rights." When will it dawn upon tho Bourbon mind that political thuggismtownrds tho negro can not bo practiced in municipal nnd Stato elections and bo atoned for by hypocriti cal rhetorical platitudes in tho platforms of national conventions? It was characteristic of Bourbonism, nnd illuslrativo of its " grand despair " in Virginia, to bring on n gonoral engage ment upon such a skirmish lino ns thcso local elections nt points wiicro failure would mako nil tho world sco its des porato condition. To1 risk tho loss of Major Daniel s homo had in it much of purblind folly. But what of tho phenom enal folly of tho attack on Petersburg, tho Rcadjuster Malakoff? And it was mado with n norvo that could liavo been in spired only by a siuccro belief that Petorsburg might capitulate. In the re sult at Petorsburg moro than in tho result at any other locality will tho country read tho doom of Virginia Bourbonism nt tho fall elections. Coali tion ninong tho masses whoso votes nro necessary to mako it successful is com ploto. It wins against tho most despcr ato assaults of Bourbonism In the com munity wiicro resido Senator Mahone, Governor Cameron, nnd Colonel Brady, who, as chairman of tho Republican Statu Fxocutlvo Committee, lias been tho val iant and efficient promoter of coalition. That tho result of tho November elec tion in Virginia forever divorced tho Old Dominion from Bourbon nnd tin American political fellowship ought to liavo been an obvious fact to ovcrybody. Bourbons nlono refused to sco it in that light, as thoy always rcfuso to seo philos ophy in events. They could not soo that .thoy courted self-destruction when they made their brutal nnd stupid assaults upon Mahono last spring. Not even wlion tho old-timo Democratic strong holds of tho valley and' tho Southwest swept Cameron Into tho governorship mid Rlddlebergor Into tho Senate, could thoy soo that thoy had been overtaken by a deluge. Forgetful that on every stump last year Rcadjuster orators proclaimed ns an Issuo Mahono's co-operation with tho Republicans in the Sena to, nnd that tho pcoplo iudorsod it overwhelmingly at tho polls, Bourbons dream now of desertions from tho Road justor ranks because of Mahono's pro claimed purpose to co-oporato with tha administration. Kvon Massoy and tho "Big Four" gavo thom comfort for a white. AVill tho results at Petersburg, Norfolk, and Lynchburg awaken thom to tho spirit of tho times thoy llvo in? No, indeed. Thoy will "cackle on," as tho "litilo woman" did. Thoy will prato of "Bosslsm," of "Dr. Tebbs," of "Bargains witli Radicals and Stalwarts," and con timio to retail to n wearied world nil their stalo tattlo; mcamvhilu Mahono and Liberalism move on with an almost undisturbed march of nuinorous nnd coiisecutlvo triumphs. Rei'ouis from rural Massachusetts hull cato lets than half an average crop of huckleberries. 'Wo do not uudorstaiid that It is positively claliiiod by tho re forming brethren that this falling off is duo to tho recent chango in tho Boston collcctorshlp. It's only n tiny mouso that tho Inde pendent mountain in Pennsylvania lias brought forth, nftoroll its toll nnd travail, ond Sennlor Mitchell can't porsuado himself that the little creature is asccond Jumbo, Tlicrtoss Sjstcm. Wo hoar a great deal in thoso days of tho boss systom. Tills Is a dishonest blackguard phraso, intended to crcato prejudlco ngainst nnd jealousy of every recognized party leader. Tho men who tiso it know vory woll that leader ship is tho result of popular solcctlon. Thoy know that tho masses of a party gravitato towntd tho support of a man or of several men who scorn to thom most, cnpablo of giving direction to parly or ganization. Thoy try tooxorclso infill oiico themselves upon tho action of tho party, and thrust themselves forward for honors, but tho voters of tho party do not want thom. Tjieit thoy cry out that tho very pcoplo who snubbed them nro bolng cheated by bosses. The voters no sooner select a leader than tho weak nnd tinlnfliiontlal fellows, whoso egotism prompted thom to enter tho raco, hut who havo been contemptuously sot asldo by tho ma jority, cry out thatn "boss" has arison nnd Is running a " machine." Tho news papor press lias connected with it many who delight to coin phrases llko these. Thoy aro men who liavo no influence In llioircommunltlcs, and thoy liato any body who lias. Thoy insult tho pcoplo by insulting tholr leaders. How can a man load if ho lias not followers? How enn ho excrebo influence If othor3 do not tnko his ndvlco.? Why should it bo cause for hitter denunciation of n man that liis counsels nro honorod, his nblllty admired, and his leadership acknowl edged? Worcester defines tho word Boss ns used in tho United States to mean "a mastor, or master workman among me chanics; an employer of mechanics or laborers." Ho defines it as used in Eng land tomcan "a master, or ho who canbeat or ovorcomo another." It wits a political designation given to William M. 'i-KLXiSwycari whon in moral, rural Iowa n alio leader of.tlvoclty of brother nnd his twosistcrs kill tlieirfather the formerDcinocrall Now York, by tho " boy"Sleinent, who recognized his wofng their law in Dem ocratic poUlflJ. when his downfall cai)0'lho word "boss" was taken up as ja reproachful oplthot, to ho hurled nt nny lender in politics by thoso who could not take his following nway from him. But of courso only tho frothicstof demngogucs have applied it to men of high character and real claint to popular respect. Public journals of tho baser sort, edited by cockneys, cranks, deadbcats,and Bohemians, havo adopted a vocabulary in which "boss," nnd "mn chine," and "ring" nro tho principal words. Many of thcso blnckgunrds havo been givon a university training, which gives them and others an exaggerated idea of tho valuo of their opinions. Coh ceitthat is educated is entitled to no moro consideration than whon Ignorant. Malig nity enveloped in wsthotlcism is ns foul as when scowling from under tho ban dit's hat. Base stabs nt characlor nro as criminal when couched in tho fino phrases of our avcrago sham reformer as when givon from tho witness stand i'n court by a hired perjurer. Tho air in our tlmo is murky with tho vaporlngs of tho basest of creatures solely bout on ovll whllo pretending to a monopoly of virtue Tho public car is now being vexed witha constant stream of abuse from theso vilo sources of all who choose to think woll of President Arthur. Ho is a "boss," and all who do not traduco him aro for "tho boss system." If to bo an honored and successful loador istobo n"boss" worthyof roproba tlon, lot us commence to rowrito history and anathoinatlzo Boss Clay, Boss Sow ard, Boss Webster, Boss Cass, Boss Bonton, Boss Calhoun, Boss Wright, and Boss Mnrcy. If Republican politics liavo beon corrupted by a boss system, let us blot out our eulogios of thoso of its great leaders who aro dead, and, bor rowing tho ologant phrases of tho mod ern essayists, wrathfully denouiico Boss Fessondon, Boss Sumnor, Boss Chase, Boss Wade, Boss Collamcr, Boss Buck Ingham, Boss Stovcns, Boss Morton, and Boss Chandler, each of whom had in ills day to encounter tho samo class of enemies as aro thcso who now hate tho men thoy cannot destroy. If wo nro to abolish tho boss Bystoin nnd havo n gonoral slaughter of leaders why stop at BossCampron? Why not go on with tho good work and demolish Boss Mitchell, Boss Sherman, Boss Har rison, Boss Logan, Boss all tho otiior Senators? Why leavo a boss allvo to toll tho talo? If a headless party is tho strongest why leavo for Vermont n Boss Kdmunds, for Connecticut a Boss Hnwloy, for Now Hampshire a Boss Rollins, for Rhodo Island n Boss Anthony, for Maino a Boss Blaine, or for Massachusetts a Boss Hoar? Let us shoot our captains to gratify tho camp-followers. This is tho proposition of tho newspaper gonorals tho men who undertook to mako Ho raco Greeley President. Shall wo doubt their" wisdom? 1 ' A NiiwsBOV writes to The Remjiilican that ho supports his aged mother, nnd by selling newspapors; tlmtSuiidayisbis best day ; that ho doc3 not mako half so loud nnd unnecessary a noiso ns a good many miuistors mako in their pulpits ; that ills profits aro very small as crflnparod with tho Sunday earnings of tho preachers; that ho belloves they aro good men, try ing to do their duty, nnd although hois frequently disturbed by one of thom whoso church is closo to his mother's house, ho has never complained to tho Commissioners or tho police. In con clusion, ho hopes his occupation will not bo destroyed, for ho bus 110 otiior way of earning money, "Llvo and lot llvo," ho says, is liis motto. a - Tiiehe is n vacant " caso " in nn Illinois printlng'ofllce. Tho editor wroto n glow ing leadoron Decoration Day, urging tho patriotic masses not to forget what is due to " tho memory of dead horoos." Tho intelligent compositor caused tho fervid editorial to culmtiiato with a touching allusion to " the memory of dead horses." ' ' a Ic tho joy of Europo at gottlng somo millions of gold back again from tliissldo of the water is half ns great as tho grief displayed at parting with it tho shipment of tiro yellow metal will bo productivo of a power of good. The holy zeal of a Reformer who has boon "loft" on three postmastorshlps is only exceeded by tho holy rngo of tho Roformerwho has "slipped up" on four. The Domocrntlo lenders in Indiana havo served notico on Mr. DoPatuv that when thoy throw stones nt protection thoy don't Intend to hit his plato glass. Mn.. Pastoii, of Tucson, Arizona, is in trouble. Ho missed an editor at whom ho fired, and for this oll'ensu ho is in tho grip of tho law. EDITOniAI. NOTES. Jotno wns not nn ninlnblo beast whon in London, and for that reason was Bold cheap, hut his tompor has become moro irrilnblo slnco ho camo to " this blnrsteil country," Gamiiuno is a felony under a now stnt uto of Missouri, but tho law is intended only for tho smnll-fry gamblers, who haven't monoy enough to sot up ns "bulla" or "bears." h Plnkorton'fl detectives fail, as thoy probably will, in their present noisy hunt for Frank James, tho country will not ex pect thom to ntono for their failuro by blowing up his old mother again with hand grenades. Wk aro again assured that "overy Span iard is animated by a desiro to seo Gib raltar restored to Spain." .Many succes sive generations of Spaniards will ccaso to bo "animated" bvanythliigboforotliat desiro is gratified. Kvkx llttlo Grcoco has two war vessels either of which wouldn't leavo ngroaso spot of our best ship lit caso of a fight bclwcon thorn. And thoro is no certainty that tho Greeks may not try to compel us to tuko Tachmyntls'back again. Things aren't exactly oven in tills valo of tears. Tho widow whoso husband fell on tho field of battlo, fighting for tho old flag, gets eight dollars a mouth so long as she romalns single, whllo thou sands of dollars aro cheerfully contrib uted to tho wife of n soldier who was sent to prison for trying to murder tho wretch whom it was his sworn duty to protect. , The old lady who at a rovlval meet ing, after minutely describing her pecu liar sonsations, naivolv confessed that slio "didn't know whether it was religion or wind," wns far less positlvo than thoso Pennsylvania reforming brethren who hnvo fully persuaded thomsolvos and aro determined to mnko the rest of man kind admit that their llnttiloncv is trtio coodncss. -.-" It is iioxUnnfso-onov,, that the millewfflvsrit, m., t .i.n, 1., ., In order that thov mav liavo lolllor times at homo, and whllo crimes almost as hor rlblo as tills nro ronorted ovorv dnv. Still thoro isn't so largo n percentage of muruercrs in 1110 iitiman lainiiy ns moro was when Cain killed Abel. If tho House Nnvnl Coiumlttca had been fully informed of tho real object of mo proposed jaicioii Young Arctic ox poditiou that gallant ofllcer's project might not havo beon so summarily dis posed of. Tho commlttoo had not oven a hint that Mastor Young was oxpectcd to load his ship with the gorgeous now tail that tho Smithsonian savants havo just constructed for the Arctic sea-cow. It is tho fellows who, in tho war time, wero called Copperheads becattso thoy iiisscd treason along their slimy trail nt the rear of tho Union armies that aro now in most distress about Gonoral Ma hono. Ho is ns far from thom now as lie was then, when ho fought bravoly for what ho boliovod to bo right, whllo thoy looked mainly to their corporal safety, exhausting their martial ardor in en couraging desortion from tho Union ranks. PERSONAL, AND OTHERWISE. Misa Kmu TnurtSBY will return to America next month. l'KF3iDr.NT ARTium'a mail averages six hundred letters a day. Hurts Hatch predicts nnotlicrpanlcgrcatcrthnn that of 1873. The latest Joko of tlio Legislature Is to order children under 11 out of tho theaters. Children oy or CO aro most in danger. Spirit at the Times. Wk nro told that "Mn. Frances Hodgson Bur nett Is moro fond of her boys than of her books." Lots of lior sex prefer boys to books. JJoston l'ost. YoUNclman, don't marry u " glldod butterfly." Marry a good looking girl." Tlio butter will Dy fast enough whon you get to Housekeeping. Sai. lien JleimbUcan. . Kahl PrfNCEn, Lord-Llcutcnont of Ireland, Is moro than tlx foct tall, light complcxloncd, nnd wears nn Irninemo flowing beard and moustache of tawny rod color, FATlir.ii UnowNiNQ, who has been a Methodist minister for slxty-flvo years, preached o "power ful sermon " in St. Louis tho other night. Mr. Drowning Is nearly 90. Ohnkiial Josr.i'11 12. Johnston says Ihat If ho had staid In Congress ho would havo becuino a beggar. Ilo is an hisurnnco man now nnd presumably makes more lhau S5.000 a year, Ncaiu,y 8,000 persons attended tho obsequies of tho late Cadwnlindor C. Washburn, ox-governor of Wisconsin, nnd on that day nil the public offices throughout the Stato wcro closed. " Womcs are so contrary," said Blobbsj " I thought when I got married my wlfj would darn my socka and let mo alono ; Instead of that uho lets my socks nlono nnd darns me." matting Journal. Do.M l'cnuo, tho nice, whlto haired old man, wlioio faco and tlguro became so familiar during tho Centennial, Is tbo subject of somo very naughty stories in tho Brazilian papers of recent date. The widow of Mnjor-Gcncral Alfred Fortcrt, who wns drowned 011 tho Florida coast nearly two years ago, is living at Milford, Del., In possession of a very mpcctablo properly In lands, peach orchards, &c. If John Brown's soul wcro not positively com mitted to tho task of marching on, it might rauso to inflict something serious upon the wretches who are pretending to bo raising money for tho old abolitionist' family, Caitain Costentenus, tho tattooed flrcck, Is soon to bo admitted into tho Masonic order. Ilo will becomo a voter a year fiom this fall, and ho means to tnko up Ills permanent roildcnco in New York, having amassed a fottune. A DcNvr.11 reporter risked Allco Oatcs, tho nc tress, how old the was, nnd sho replied: "I am !!." "Were you 22 recently.?" Inquired there porter, innocently, at which tho Utile kicker said alio detested ucwi paper reporters. Senator I'dmunim, of Vermont, sijs It should bo every young man's object to pursue a privato call ing, Inform himself on public ulhilrs, always par ticipate In elections, nnd leavo public honors nnd responsibilities to seek him, not he thom. (Iiiim from well-to-do country families will of. flolute 11s waiters at somo summer hotels this sea son, and rlty dawdlors who attempt to flirt with them will learn something new about tho ability of tho rural damsel lo tako caru of hersolf. When Mrs. Homespun heard of Iho recent assas sination iu Ireland, and that it was attributed to tho IrMi, tho exclaimed: "Massy snkesl You don't tell mo tho Irish havo got Into Ireland? Well, well i I bcllovo they're everywhere" Jamu C, lIUCTON.the general ngent of tho Asso ciated I'rcss, hasrecclvod from the Herman govern ment llio "medal for saving from Imminent dan ger," having rescued Thcrcso Kuko from death by drowning oil Juno 18, 1881, whllo ho was at Kras, Germany. Mn. Lawrence Baiiiiett, llio nctor, who lias ro really bought n homo In Fifth avenue, In New York, proposes to spend tho summer in London. Mr. Barrett Is a scholarly man, reading both Greek and Latin, nnd being especUJly versed In Greek as well as In modern history, Katie Claxton, tho actress, hnd a lady visitor nt a Cleveland hotel, and tho Lead waiter, mistaking her for a maid, placed her at tho servants' table. After nn explanation bad failed to rectify tho error, tho waiter wns thraihed by Kato Claxton'i husband, who w as fined Minn pollco court, CoNOnEssMAN Yoi'ko, In tils Decoration address at Cincinnati, will depart from Iho stereotyped order of such orations. Instead of telling what tlio soldier has dono for tho country ho will dwell upon what Iho country has done, for tho soldier. Ho expects, by quoting from statistics, to show that this Nation has not treated Its defenders with tho provciblnl Ingratitude of republics, , Fiied AiiciiEii, tho celebrated Kngllih Jockey, Is described as n tall, emaciated, cadaverous man, with projecting lips, a (light stoop, decidedly round shoulders, nnd long, misshapen legs. To keop his weight down to 117 pounds he often breakfasts on twotclrtllU powders, ochows meat nud vegetables, and subsists almost entirely upon bread nud unsweetened tea. Ho is worth (300,000, though, A mn rather below tho medium height rays that ho cannot avoid being offended nt any refer ence tolils slio.aud relates how ho was once utterly crii'hcd ta nn argument. Ho hnd Iho best of it nnd was walking Iho loom tho moro strongly lo lay down and emphasize, his points, when tho other fellow calmly romarkodi "Sit down, Jones; you I'.ok taller sluing down." It mado him to mod that he could not lay another word, BRUTAL AND OOWAIIDLY. An Attach oti Hie niniiitaIoiicr of Pen alona. A londlti? ertltorlnl nnpiurs In tlio InillftunpolM flrnftorfoMhol8tli Instant licndcil ronalons nrnl rollllcj." It h n brutal nnd rnluranloui ntlnck upon llio Trlvnto nnd public cliamcior ofColonol W. W. Dndloy, our coiirlcoui. Indubious nnd cap iblo Conimlwloncr of Tension. Tlio Scntintl l probntjljr ho most unscrupulous nnd lnallcJout llourboti paper In tlio wliolo country. Its chief oiTiior nnil le 'ding editor aro old Whip, who Invo been living on crow so long that tliolr entlro dlgcstlvo machinery Is dUoascd, nnd being In n chronlo alato or formcnlntlon nnd eructation, everything emmmlng from them, about n pol itical opponent Is sour and fclld. As n samplo Of Ilia ifentliieTi tiller lack of honesty nnd Integrity, mid Its br'gmil capacity lo narrotu nnd knife, nnd lrform lnrollilca every wleVcd thing that dis tinguishes the nsnss!n and Nihilist, nil Incident ni.iy berelntod oftliu 1890iauipnlgii. The Scnttmt Jumped, with A llfJiOllV HYENA'S KAnr.BNESS, at tho luscious rcpat airordcd In that Moroy forgery morsel or carrion that foul villainy per rctratul on llio lamented tlarleld. Dally howled tlio Sentmtt, proclaiming this Infamous and rcptllo libel on HnrlloM. Though Ihone mi! printed In tho ncmoeratlo press pnived It t'jbo n f.irge ry, ami though (larllold solemnly pronounced It ft forgery, llio .srniirj nil tho morj furious grow In Its ilemoiilsepriiclsinatlonnflhogeniilnonossof Ihat siuplil countcrAltlng. l'lnnlly, ivhon Iho scoun drels wcro rnught 11 ml weakened, nnd tlio reaction had come, and llio honest heart nnd level hend of llio country wero donouuclng tho stupendous lloinbon fraud. Iho Hcn'lnel had pointed out to It liKll.pulablo rnior of iho forgery. Tho Senttict nlllnn virtually admitted thov woro convinced ti.At I .. r : ....... ...... .. . . tho rlglit. m... 1. ,i ..injury. 11111 inn M01 ii liKiiiiercncoin s firgo mid: IMititlaboljoyo Outfield wrolo It.nudno'ro going to mnkoltBllcklfweinn." Now, nsto W started out to mako the ITS CIATntllK AflAlNST COLONEL DUDLKY. Tho gist or it Is that Colonel Dudley Is an ex. trcmo Republican, and that ho resents the ntlcmpt lo Ininosoon the country Iho Imputation that Sen. ntorVoorhcca Is tho tie pins rra "soldiers' friend ; nnd, to avert this Impending calamity, that the Colonel secretly lets Republican Congressmen sneak In and open communication with aoldlcrs who havo tiled their claims through Democratic Congressmen, and thus steal TUB MMOCRATIO THUNDER. The Sentinel makes tho following olleiatlon: "As f " 5.' Pauley runs across n claim which lias beon filed by n Democrat ho holds it )ncUJ)olJ1t can Bond for or seo n lteiubli Vi" .""H'.L10 samo Slate, nnd ndviw1: "!' member from tho ,v, Ion fnrii? i '""'umorinoriict mat 11 pen L!..up'J0n smiu Hlth ,arK0 m,mu of niii-iii-, is nuuui wig uiiowcu, iiicrcuy giving tlio Itopubllean mombcr a day or two previous notice, so that ho can iiollfy the beno llclary in advancu of tho Democratic member, oreourso this Is a preposterous calumny. Colonel Dudley has no moro knowlodgo of Iho claims filed by Dcmpcrntlo Congrosmen than hns the nnrnw and malicious mlndid editor of the Sentinel. These y Dcmpcrntlo Congressmen lhau hns the nnrrow nd malicious lntnniil pilltnmrthn .&i,.,r Ti.n.A claims como In In Ihetr order through tho regular ., ..'"' '."".." ,"Humr ""iiino courso on 1110 olllclal records. Nobody but n contemptible lg nprnmus, unnblo to comprehond tho vnstand com plex buslneas or tho l'enilon Office, whh Its bee live or 700 clerks, could bo guilty of so gross nn nlisurdlty ns llio suggestion that tno Commissioner of 1'enslons, sitting in his public office, CROWDED WITH PUDLIC BUSINESS, nnd surrounded with callers from 9 a. m. to 1 p m could jeep Into every pending clnlm of tlio ounrlcrof-n million of llicm bororo his office nnd discover tho occasional 0110 ''filed by n Democrat " so that he can "hold It back," (by tho tall, ns 'it wero, the 1 dramatic tyol of Iho Sevtmd should havo s tld,) nud "send lor" or "seo" n Iioptibllcau CV.n-gres-man, and let tlil-t "othor rellar'1 got his work 111 uhond of tho unsuspecting Democrat I THIS IS, INDEED, A rATHETIO SrECTACLK Tor Iho unwashed rural Bourbon. But nobody will lndulgo n broader grin nt tho Sentinel'i stupid run llgnnncy thnu Ihc-o samo Dcmocratle Conzross men. 'Iho Sentinel quotes n pretended letter from an "Anonymous" masquerading as a soldier who had beon taken into Senator VoorhecV cmbrnce hut whoso succor in his iienslon caso, ho claims was first unnounccd to I1I111 by n llepubllcan Con grcssumn. Tho soldier's namo is very convent ci.tly withheld, and tho SentlncCt veracity Is snved Instant and spcclflo demolition. Of courso thero never was such nn Instance. Llko tho Morey fetter of fraud, which tho Sentinel championed so porslstonlly, this "soldier letter" bears in Its phraseology verbal proof of lis fraudulent concoc tion. Itwas composed fit a Senato commlttco-room or In tho sanctum of a Bourbon paper. TUB "SENTINEL" CLOSES AS FOLLOWS: "Tho soldiers oflndlana know Ihat In 8cnator Voorheea they havo 11 friend watchful of ibelr In terests and ready lo advance their welfare. Just now Commissioner Dudley Is asking Concress to give him sovoral hundred more clerks, llio pur rosolslo enlarge tho capacity of tho Tension Bureau ns a political machlno, especially for car rj Ing Indiana nt tho noxt election, and it will bo woll for Democrats In Congress to wntch with un tiring vigilance his maneuvers." 'Iho reforenco to Senator Voorhoes' yearning to advance tho welfare of tho soldiers ramt bo read in connection with tho stab at Colonel Dudley for nsking Con gress to glvo tho Tension onico clerical forco cnouch to hurry nlone thesettlcment of tho claims pending bcfoio that bureau. Not content vflih Impugning Colonel Dudloy's motives In asking tho additional clcrlcnl forco, (ho Scnttml virtually U1TU3U Till! INCREASE OP THE TORCE. This Is equivalent to denying to thousands of aol dlcrs and soldiers' widows tho pensions to which they aro entitled. Denial now may bo denial for nil time, for they nro dying ofTouc by one, llko nil humanity. Every soldier who has n nondlnir claim In Iho TeusionOmco should feci that tlio Sentinel Is his worst enemy. It stabs him In tho dark, whllo professing friendship. Tho ring of claim ojrents opposo Comrress rfvlin- In fninni Dudloy this extra f.irce. Why? llcenuso it is torcople. litu iiiiuienu. ui iiiu uiuiiu iiKUllis lo pur oil tlio sct- tlemcnt of claims Just as long as possible. Aro Sennlor Voorhces and his organ, tho Bourbon Sen tinel, tho attorneys or tho claim agents? When Iho question comes beforp Congress or giving tlio Tension Ollleo all tho additional forco nsked for and so greatly needed, tlio soldier will nt onco discover nls truo friends. Thoso who opposo this additional force, upon whatever pretext, aro THE ENEMII3 OK THE SOLDIERS and tholr widows. It cannot bo successfully op posed on the pretext of economy, for It will cost no moro to employ n thousand clerks flvo years than flvo hundred clerks ten years. It I as broad as It Is long. Tho pending claims should bo ex amined and deemed. Jmt claims should bo speedily allowed, llio additional forco Is needed lo push these oxamluallous to a close. Tho pres ent force Is Inadequate. Ihat Is the whole matter lu n nutshell. The nslnlue Insinuation that Colo nel Dudley wants this extra force of several hun dred clerks for 11 political machlno with which to carry Indiana Is Just about foolish enough for n subject or ponderous gravity with the Sentmil. If llvo hundred moro clerks wero given Colonel Dudley ihey would bo appointed about pro rata from nil of our forty Stnics of tho Union. They would bo hard nt work hero In tho close null crowded rooms of tho Tension Office. Why, cer tainly, they would ho n grand acquisition to In diana s llepubllcan "machlno!" Tcrhups ten or llflecn of them would ho from tho great Stato of Indiana about 0110 to each congressional dutrlct. Colonel Dudloy's unsullied record as a citizen nnd patriot soldier Is adamant against such libels as this in tho Scntintl. THE DltOOKLYN NAVY-YAltD. Wlinl Is Nnlit of III Hriiiuvnl-Tlio Neu London Mte. To the Editor of Thk lUeuniiCANi Mr. llllsa has introduced a bill Into tho llouso for thosalo of tho Brooklyn navy-yard. Abvut ton years ngo this question was stronuly brought to tho attention of Congress, and after much dis cussion and deliberation tho Commllteo on Naval Affairs recommended llio sale of this yard and tho transfer of iumovnblo material to "somo yard or yards now in possession of Iho government." Tlip silo on tho Thames River, near New Loudon, Conn., was the chief point to which attention was directed as being situated nt convenient dlstanco from New York, near Iho eastern entrance of Long Island Sound, to the waters; commerce, and coasts ofwhlch.aswellos to New York Itself, it was em lnoutly well calculated to afford protection. THE STRONOEST TESTIMONY la favor of the object was laid before tho com mlttoo by Admiral 8. W. Oodon, then commandant nt tlio Brooklyn yard; J, W, King, Chief of tlio Bureau of Steam Engineering; Commodore J. T. McKlnstry.Nnval Constructor llaii3Com,nud others, polntlug to Now London as offering "groalor nd vanlanua and more Inducements thnu any other placo." On tho reimrt of tbo committee no action was had. Tho rapid growth of Iho city of Brook lyn, tho lncrcaMng demands of commerce, as well ns tho good of tho naval service, all suggent tho abandonment of the Brooklyn yard, nud tlio build ing of another In the be-t It callty, comihtnsurato with tho wants nf Ihocountiy, Uosr-Admlral K. T, Nichols, ChlcfofthoBurcauofYardsaiid Docks, In his report to Iho Secretary of tho Navy, 1881, calls attention to tho subject thus ; "NAVAI. BTATION, NEW LONDON, CONN, "On a recent visit to this station I was strongly Impressed with lis advantages as n silo for an Im portant naval station. Situated on tho left bank of tho Thames lllvor, tlvoor tlx miles from Its mouth, with deep water nlong Its entire front, Iho ground sloping back from tho river's edge, a dry, Igiiiiuiiy e.ii, iii.ki.jivi.uu iiiiii uiv ueab ui grillllio advnutagoi for the making of n first-class yard. Whatever uso Is lo bo mado of this prop erty, It Is manifest Ihat Its entlro length should bo faced with a quay-wall in eighteen to tnonly feet of water, nud this should bo tho first work under taken, not only for tlio prolcctl in of tho shore, but fur thu formation of 11 spaco in which to deposit tho material which must be removed from tho surface lu establishing building Bites. I havo nsked for nn appioprlatlon for tho commence ment of this work, nnd 1 think it would boawlso measure to appropriate 200,000 annually 10 carry It lo completion. IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATION it will bo well to look to tho possibilities of tho future. The pioperly comprised In'tho two navy ) nrds at New York nud Boston Is year by year be coming moro and moro vnlunblo for commercial purposes. TrcMuro hns been brought tu hear upon tho government to force arelluqulshmeut of thcso pronei tics. It Is not unreasonable to suppoo thai, under Iho fostering enro of emigres', our shipping and commercial Interest will Lo grently enlarged, nnd the demand lor wharf nnd wnrchouso room nt those Iho important cities will be so great that the pretsuro upon tho government may not be ru sl'ted. Situated nearly midway between theso two tea-porn, nnd with every nuvnntnvofor oio nilug n llrtt-class yaul, would it not be tho part of wUdom to rccognizo tho pos-lblltilcs nud com menco tho work that will eventually make of New Loudon tho leading navy-yard ui tho coun try'" It Is worthy of remark that 110110 nf the navy yards of Great Britain nro in tho iiel(hbnrhood of largo cities, that of Deptrord, near Loudon, having becu abandoned several years ngo, J. It, D, THE STAR-nOUTE CASES. Ia Peck Drmlr-TliB Allorncj-Uencrnra Ner-li-lotliniiriiiciit Until To-Ilnr. Yesterday was tlio day set for arraigning the de fendants In tho star-routo cases under Iho now In dictment. Tho Attorney-General, District Attor ney, nnd Mcsrs, Merrick, Bliss, nnd Kor nppenrcd for tho gooniMcnt, Tho defendant were repre sented by Messrs. Inirorsoll, McSwccncy, Carpen ter, Jotr Chandler. Wilson, A, II. Wllllrms, I O, i.-,niiii uianei l'CHiam, Allor nuts, with 0110 exeopllon, wcro In were' John W. Dorscy, John H. Ml ,:..,",'ir' ."""Jfr . M. Vallo,. ui', nmi vnariei rclham. All of tbo defend- cnlltt. Thev Minor, Btet hen ..1 S1 nnrvey .11, ano, MnuiloM u. Uordell.Tliornos J. Brady, nnd William M. Tumor. 4-.c. t '".O'lly absent defendant, Is dead. Tho District Attorney nnnounccd, uflcr tho court had j"'01' opened, that thoy wcro ready to prececd, Mr.vnilo cnteroJ Into his personal recngnlunre, by rteposlilng n certified ehcrk for $1,000, pnyablo to the order or tho clerk of tbo court. Tl.o da rendiinn nil answered In their nnmes except l'cck. ..".!.? lccJl hore?" n ked the court. "John M. I oekl' roared tho crier. " Ile'a dead I" rnmo In n chorus from (ho counsel for defense. "Wo don't .-? ,A',.,.9lher " dead or not," ssld Mr. Mer rick. "Wo have -heard two stories nbotit it, nnd wo Imvo heard ntso that one of the dolcndanU now present was dtn I." Mr. JetT Chandler filed A MOTION TO QDAMl THK FIRST INMCTMPNT, bocaiio of ft second 0110 Icing found Idcntlrnl with it. Tho court then nlrd tho defense If they were ready to ploi-d. Mr. Wllfon snld that llio do ftio hnd had llltle opportunity to study Iho In dictment, and thnt Mr. Tottcn was unnblo lo bo hero mi account of illnow, nnd nsked that they might have till to-day 10 illo tho paper which they wcro prcpnrlng. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL 8UD Iho nrpllcntlnn mado to coiillnuo till tn.mnrrnw would bo roidily accorded If It conformed Willi thoconvcnlenroortho couit. Ho camo to court to-day to urco upon iho court tho necessity of n prompt hearing of this caso h.foro n traverse Jury. II wastliodcjlroofthogovoriimontto havo thcso eases ills posed t)f. It was now nearly n year, or more than n year, slnco (hoso proceedings wero begun. Thollinohsdgono by without anything having been dono thnthncl subjected thcso com plaints to n prrpor Judicial tcst-n lest as lo whether thcso parties wero Justly or unjustly nccuscd. It was his Intention nt nil limes, when his onsngomcnls rcrmitted, to bo present In court itmi iiiku uu-sB cases 10 n ueicrminauoii. Tlio ob- implly nnd irttfo) Lsa HUTU llm.n Kir renresented tlin pnv,mmni in ... ihnn .nnu iiiBu.i pniiupuy id n cuncimiott. MR. WILSON REMARKED that It seemed to him Ihat tho Attorner-Genoral might have spared himself tho troublo of coming Into court to mnko such n RUii.mi.tit Th. irn.. enpo to bo drawn wns that his clients liavo been dodging, postponing, and trylni lo ovade a trial of tho eft'o. Ho disclaimed that they had evaded ttlal and nrcuiod tho government of thu delay, and rinsed by cxo'almlng, " Wo challcngo them to a tilal to-day. This minute thoy may put tho Jury Inlhoboxlfthcywantfttrlal." ' ' 4",,'?.Y'llo llut yur Pkns ro not entered. Mr. Villson-Oh, our Honor, they aro In on the old Indictment and Imo been In ror a long time. iir. Wilson said they would bo ready to go to trial on the now indict ment as soon ns they had tlmo to cxnmlno It nnd propnro tho papers. Mr. Merrick rmld ho would try whlehover caso tho court directed. Judgp Wyllo said thar thoro wero two things on which both sides wcro agreed. Ono was thai tho defeiiao should havo until to-morrow morning to HIo their papers. Tho other wns thnt tho trial should follow Immediately afterward, Mr. Ingiir soil said his mind wns not mado up. It dopeuded upon tho decision of tho court on the motions to bo mndo whether Ills client was roady to no to trlnl or not. Ho would tako tho liberty of decid ing Ihat question for his client AFTER THE COURT HAD DFCTDtD. Mr. Chandlor snld lie too It that tho readiness lor trial oxlilb led liv by tho Kiivornmciitwasn trial nr HO ftslreri Ihn rmlrf If lltn. on tho old Indictment. wns not tho ease. Judgo Wyllo snld: "All thnt wo can sayto-dnyis that tho caso shall bo pest poued till to-morrow." Mr. Chandlor nsked whloh Indlctmont would be tried, but Judgo Wyllo said that would bo told them to-morrow, bin perhaps tho prosecution would toll them nt that lime. Mr. Morrlek said that preparation for ono Indictment was identical with tho other. Tho defense had themselves lllcd a motion on the ground that tho Indictments wero Identical. Counsel on both sides spnrrcd at each other for somo tlmo, when tho court Btopped tho discussion nnd adjourned till 10 o'clock to-day. DOB-TAIL CARS. Til a Clilrngo Iilm to lie Tiled Urre-A Mcnernl "Hick" (olio Mmlo. A reprcsmtallvo of The Republican accidentally overheard a fow remarks yesterday, nhtlostrolllng for items In the northwestern section of tho city, which Indicate that there Is something in tho wind that will interest tho malingers of tlio alleged street railroad running out Fourteenth street. An Investigation dovcloped Iho fact that a great many of tho patrons of thcso "bob-tall" cars havo aoireod among themselves to try the Chicago plan of bringing tho street-car cominnlcs to terms. " Onco upon a tlmo" Iho Chicago pcoplo becomo tired of collecting and paying over llielr own fare-, nnd with dellghtrul unanimity owed lo pay faro only to authorized agents or the companies. Tho poor car-drlvcrs had all they could do to keep the cars from running over their half-fninlihcd horses, not to mention a tow other duties, such as LOOKING SIRAlallT AHEAD to sco that tho track, wns clear, to the right and left to hall passengers, to tho rear lo scaio Iho small boy off Iho car, Into Iho cash-box to count tho tickets nud money, nnd into tho car to fount the Tho naseneois would auletlv ImIt,! timif Benin, nuiu iiieir uiru reuuy lur llio collector, nuu -. ,...,. .,., w -.,.. - .1 . .-- - wait. At first thu drivers ntlemiilnl in let ihn horses drlvo themselves, whllo they (tho drivers) collected tho fares, but a tew law suits for dam ages dono to children, vehicles, Ac, soon slopped that, and then tho car would ho stopped whllo tho collection was taken up. This beenmo monotonous in consequence of tho great loss of time, and Anally tho Idea penetrated tho crnnlums of tho managers that- n few conduc tors might be employed, Hesult Lnrgo now enrs, conductors, nud a satisfied public. Tho Chicago Jdcn has been brought hero by somo restless "suckers." nnd tho Washington publlo Is ueuiH IIIUUIUUIVU ITIIII IV, .IS BUUIl us a suuiucill lOi to bo held nnd a day will bo fixed for n general "kick" against existing arrangements. One san gulno missionary assured tho reporter that Iho mjsllo brotherhood would bo ready by Juno 15 to publish its declaration of Independence against tho "bob-fall" car Hues, and addod, "You will seo how much easier it will bo for us to stand it than tho companion." The ltEPURLicANwillannounco In duo tlmo whether thu movement is merely a rebellion or a revolution. The Illaloclrnl .Noddy. The twenty-ninth regular meeting of tho Bio logical Society was held in tbo lecture-room of tho National Musonm yestorday evening, Thirty nlno members wcro present; Trofessor Gill In tho chair. Dr. F. 1). Hough, of tho division of forestry, Department of Agriculture, nnd Colonel C. W, Senton, Superintendent of tho Census, wcro elected to rcsldont memberships. Trofessor W, II. Dull called nttonllou to tho valuable work which members of the society had accomplished In tho exploration of tbo natural history of tho .District of Columbia, and annealed to th icso In- tcrcstod in tno suoject loraiuinmauingti in t acorn- plcto list of the shells of the vicinity of Washing- kU... .... j -..- au - ' - I 1.IUUIBUUIU Bll.ll ... longing to tho genus GundlacMa, louud clsewncro only lu Cuba, California, and New York, was found In n locality In the oily now probably built over. This might very probably bo rediscovered, and other Important Hints bo mado. Dr. T. II. Dennexhlblted a rnro nrcho bird, tho spoon-billed sandpiper, obtained by him lu Kastorn Siberia. This specimen is tho tint ever brought to un American museum. ,n,i Mnnv roil,, a.rnn vn-u himnr.l.l- .I.aII 1... 31 ra. Mnck'a IutortnlninanC. Tho cutertnlnmcut to be given nt Ford's Opera llouso on Monday evening by Mrs. Adelluo Dnvall Mack and her pupils promises to bo ono of tho most nttractlvo thnt has been presented. Tho opening net will bo from "Midsummer Night's Dream," lu which Iho chlldieu will participate. Mrs, Mack herself will appear in the characters of Queen Vuthertne and Lady Maibeth. Mr. F. Fraulct will (alio tho part of llrulun In tho quarrel sceuo from "Julius Caaar," with Mr. Joseph Kelfer as Caufui, nud tho last-named gentleman will also sustain Jlaian(o,ln "Tho Merchant of Venice." Tho balcony sccno from "Borneo and Juliet" will bo givon, with Mr. Erdman as tho cenilo Romeo and Miss Hello Adams as Julttt. This lady will also play two acts or " Tho Iluuehbuck," sustain ing tlio rolo of Julia to the ilulut of Mr. Ciarcnco Osgood and the Helen of Miss Bowlo. a Tlie Clirlatlmiry Cnar. Tho testimony of f x-Senator Chrlstlancy Is still being taken bctoro Examiner Lovcjoy. Tho crt dcuco so lur has. revealed nothing new, except somo letters liavo been placed In evidence, Ono long letter from thu ex-Eciiator to Mr. Lugenbeel, his father-in-law, under dato of Lansing, Mich., August It, 1878, was read, which describes Mrs. Chnsllancy'adlflo-cnt amours nnd revca'cd liow disgraceful hor behuvlor was. He elves tho names of ihreo or four men for whom Mrs. Chrlstlaury I irofessed admiration, and uppials to Mr. Lugen. ical to savo his daughter's reputation. Tho day boforo yesterday Mrs. Chrlstlaner and Georgo W. Halght, of Hartford, were In tno room a short tlmo during tho progress of the examination. a A Hen Cnpluln Mia-Ins;. Ithaibccntcported totho pollco that Captain It, F, Itolllns, or the schooner Emily, now lying at Slorcnson's dock, foot of Seventh street, has mys teriously disappeared. Bolllns brought his vessel from Baltimore laden with coal and began discharging his cargo at tho wharf. Ho was last scon allvo about 3 o'clock Monday morn ing, when ho was observed by tho crow to get up, dressed In his best clothes, and thoy Imagined ho hnd gono to Baltimore to seo his wife, who was sick, flnce then nothing has been seen or heard of him, Kolllns Is about -11 years old, flvo feet seven Inches high, with brown hair nnd full whisker. Tho pollco havo no fuller description of tho mining man, a Mult fur Diiiungi'., James 11. Sproll wont Into Harvey & Holdcii'a restaurant on the avenue, and replenished Iho Inner man, nnd tendered in payment therefore a tJblll, Mr. Holden snld the bill was u counter feit, and had Sprcll locked up at the Fifth pre cinct station huuse, but ho was dismissed next morning when it wns found thnt tho bill wns good, fprcll than turuod round and entered suit before Jiutlco Dundy, claiming If lOOdninagcs. Tho cusu was set for '1 o'clock yesterday, but the plain tiff withdrew his case, iu itwas found the justice bad no Jurisdiction. jesi iiioy nuu 111 urging ineso cases pri thoroughly was to urine thcnUMu-n sired It to bo niiir,rr",v?tr'i'!"?-' wns nu iVHr"V .-", "t " wui mm- T.....CU ucier.iiiniuitm on t ho nurt nt DEATH OF THOMAS C. COX, The Wntrr It-rglalrnt- or llio lltalrlct Khcfrli of Ilia I-IIYj. Thomas C. Cox, esq., Water ltcglstrnr nf tho DLt- J? trlct of Columbia, dlod at Ills residence, nt tho cor-' ner of Twenty-ninth nnd N streets, yesterday morning, at 10:13, In the Mth yenr of his njc. Mr. Cox wns a nntlvo of Gcargctou n, being tho son ol Joint Cox, who wns rnnyornf thstclly for many succeeding terms, received his education nt Georgetown College, nnd resided In thnt ancient burg the greater part of his llff, with tho excep tion of a short tlmo spent In Kentucky, lie was disbursing clerk In the Stato Department for ninny years, nnd whllo there wns Sent to England by Secrctnry Sownrd on Important business eoiiucctod with thnt Department. Ho wns afterward secre tary to tho lliitlsh-Amcrlcin commission, gon ornilv known ns "the llluli Joint Cnmml.ulnn." which met lu this city, nnd ho went lo Europo with tho commission. Ho wns subsequently a clerk In tho board ofnudlt for ft time, nnd upon tho death of Water lleglslrar Luby he was up pointed nt the special requestor Mr. W. W. Cor cornuto tho position ho held nt tho time of hi death. Mr. Cox wns hlnhly esteemed by his many friends. He was a member of Christ T. E. Church, having been conllrrnod during tho rectorship of Iter. W. W. Williams. Ilo leaves a widow and six children. Ono son, nbout 18 or 10 years of ngo (at present engaged lu n bnnk lit New York), and flro daiuihters. lie liHsnaljtcr, Mm. WntklnsAddlson, and n brother. Mr. Itlehnrd Cox, living In West Washington. Tlio District Comml8loiiers yester day adopted npproprlnto resolutions of regret nnd condolence. THE WATER REGISTRAR'S OPHCE. When Iho Intelligence of tho death of Water Beglstrnr Cox was known at Iho Dlstilct buildings yesterday, tho Commbslonors nnd Lieutennnis lloxle nud Orccno held ft conferenco, nud decided that tho duties of tho ofllro should bo a-suinod by Lleutennnt lloxlo until tho return of Major Ly docker, when a permnmont appointment ol n suc cessor will bo made. Tho two who nrc moulloned fir tho posltson nro Messrs. Irwin Mulllcan nnd t. O. ltoomc. Mr. Mulllc.in hns been the chief clerk of llio ofllco ever slnco Its establishment, and during Mr. Cnx's Illness hns noted in his stend. In fact, ho has been practlcnlly tho Wnter ltcglstrnr during Mr, Cox's ontlro administration, lie Is geiuloman of lino executive nblllty, nnd would, if appointed, mnko a courteous unj efficient olllcor. tVhstMr. Iloomes qualifications forlhoollico mo Is not known. .AiC0,nl,1l1S!,n"". tnectlnjr was held nttho Col. ored Odd-Tcllows Hnll, Inst night, for tha numoso or murvinv tii,, nMi.. .,rn...'i. '!,..-."" fi,a "opubllcjm exceuitro committees lu iudors Jnfinti 6,.Jln',f?rforrstn'lo; of this city nnd John 8. YUso for Congressmnn-ot-largo. T.B.ltoss. colored, presided, nud Joseph Lasl?, white, ncletl ns secrctnry. Itcsoiutlons approving tho action ol tlio said committees wero unanimously adopted, nnd n commllteo appointed to Invito Mr. Windsor to address tho meciltig. After a short speech br Mr, .Windsor, n commllteo of throo from each ward and two at larno, was appointed to present tha action of tie meeting to Trcsidcnt Arthur. The meeting then adjourned with thrco chcors for Windsor and Wise .tl&raiuMa aatttlt. Colonel David A. Windsor is well known ia this city, where ho has had oxtensivo building opora. tlons. Thero is no better man hero or lu Alexan dria, nnd bo has been ono of tho cncrgctlo leaders of tho liberal movement In Virginia. a Tliialo nt llio White House Mronnda. Tho outdoor concorts by tho Marino Band will coraracuco this nnornpon nt tho Whlto House grounds. Mr. Johu T. Sousa, tbo conductor of tho bend, loft for New York lat night, and Mr. Totrola MiTi uuiuii. ins programme or tho ...uaiu w wu iiviiuuueu is IIS loi OWS: lunirs. lia nuec. n. (invntii, t.v.iin -...... u. lection, Bliiio Taylor, Solomons, TGalop', Tram way, Btrenborg. ' ' i ltrrlprncnlluic. Tho Rev. Robert Collyor spoke on Sunday night In tho church of tho Messiah, Now York, upon " Emorson." When ho roso to begin his lecture ha said: "I ece P. T. Barnuru sitting In a back pow ot this church, nnd I invito him to como forwnrd nud tako n scat in my family pew. Mr. Itanium al ways gives me n good scat fn his circus and Iwant to glvo hi m ns good nono in my church." Mr. Bnrnum took tho scat amid tho smiles of tho con gregation. Mr. Colljor then began his lecture, a A llccolrrd Itnilcnt. They wcro chasing a rat outnt Woodward's Oar dous tho other day, whon tho bewildered animal rushed Into tlio noso of an alligator that wns lylug; nslcep In its house. Tho alligator did not seem to grapple with Iho situation at first, but pretty soon ltsuicscd llko a steam whlstlo. nnd iho rmleni was propelled through two panes of glass and .lll.U I. grounds, n baby kangaroo on tho other sfdo of tha it mK JAHJU. A Iinuycr Convicted. Tcnroso O. Mark, a lawyer of Lebanon, Ta., was convicted in tho United States district court In risjladclphlaof taking a larger feo In tho procure mentofa pension than tho Inwallows. Murk had collected n pension of over fl.OOO for Itobecca Thcll'er, and had retained K78 for his fee, tlio law allowing but MO. Ho was not sentenced. a . JSIinnId Item! it. Tho fttllclo from The National RErunncAif on "General Mahono and the Disqualification Ques tion" may not bo vory comforting to tho Bour bons, but thoy should read It novcrthelesa, and the lattor part of, It with great caro nnd attention. Knot Willi praycr! Itichmond Whig. a FOOTLIGHT FLASHES. Theatrical prices aro being lowered In Ban Francisco. Alice Dunnino, Linoard hns gono to Europo for tho summer. The Elks of Chicago havo a benefit at llavcrly's to-morrow night. " Tun Tourists " open In Chicago next week. Old Top Bailey, tho original Vncle Jbm, died in Philadelphia last week. Fred. W'arde will support Clara Morris during her Boston engagement. Jack Haverly will return from England, by way of Mexico, lu August, TiiEHocy-Hardlo Combination are doing Penn sylvania provincial towns. Ada Gray has been drawinglnrgo nudlenccs la Brooklyn to sco her in East Lynue." Mr. llERNDOtN Morskll Is meeting with da served success in his Maine concert tour. ToMrKiNS it Hill, of Boston, havo bought Bus nach'S now spectacular drama "Siberia." Miss Clara Srr.NCE lias been engaged for three years by the Madison Square management. Lilian Olcott will star next winter In IxidyJtaC' beth, Jlcatrlce, Viola, Jon, JulM, and lKrlhcnta. RonsoN & Crane aro taking "Our Bachelors" nud" Forbidden Fruit" through Pennsylvania. Madame Julia Hive-Kino; Inaugurated a serlos of concerts lu Sou Francisco last Tuosday night. Fritz Eiimet has again becomo virtuous, and has had packed houses at tho Novelty, Biooklyn. The Strakosch Italian Opera Company, with Cannon ana Mlunlo I!auk,!s singing In provincial New York, Miss Clara Louise Kellooq's engagement wlla Mr. Whitney has been broken off. Soinclhlngllko her voice. Tonn's OrERA CourANY havo murdered mmlo lu Chlcaso for two weeks, and avlglluuco com mlttoo Is talked of. Brooks & Dickson liavo engaged tho Wyudt.ain Comedy Company, of London, for twenty-two wcoks from October 30th next. Tom Keene, alleged tragedian, closes his so .ton In Bangor, Me., to-night. Ills Impassioned s np chowlng has coined money for him this year. Rhea, at tho termination of tho season, goes to London to tako lessons from tho same teacher who coached Adelaldo Ncllson, Sho returns Septem ber 3. Erio Bailey and wlfo havo bean playing "Tho Colonel" (which Is a comedy stolen, boots and all, from "A Serious Family"), lu Chicago to largo houses, 'Esmeralda" Is still running nt the Mndlsnn Square Theater, New York, to good houses. The management propose to coutluuo It on the boards until fall. . W. II. Maxwell nnd W. M. W'ood, editors of the Brooklyn 7irne, have written a piny entitled "Bur ling & Co.," adapted from Rico & Bcsaut's novel, "Tho Benmy Side." It. M, Yo3T,drmallocrItIoof tho St. Louis JYwf. Ditpatch, has written a sensational society drama, and it has been pronounced by competent critics a remarkably meritorious production. Edwin Booth's daughter Is quite seriously III of pneumonia at tho Hotel Brunswick, New York, and her condition may causa her father lo post pone his departure for Europo until Juno 7. Anna Dickinson Is playing llamkl In lights In the uppor part of Now York Stnte, Emily Soldene has sent her nu offer to act as her premier danttuie for next season. Why not, A mis. Hninlot ?" " 'TIs as easy as lylug." Gimiert and Sui.livan's new opern, founded on " Tbo Princess," will bo brought out at the Stand ard Theater October 1 byD'Oyley Caite'i com pany, Mr. Gilbert will personally direct the re hearsals here and Mr. Sullivan will direct the first night. Bvrnk'b Dramatic Timet unmercifully criticises Bob Morris' " Old Shlpmntes," brought out nt tha Fouitceutli-Strcet Theater, Now York, Monday night. It tnys: "It would bedlfllculUo And In It n thought, a sonlltaent, or a doUce that has not been worn threadbare," Edwin Boont will pny 3700 per wcok rent for the Adelpht Theater, Ijiudou, where be bcglui a sea son In June, He will be iiipporlod by Eleanor Calhoun, whose debut hero two years since created such n furore and who ha- recently been studying with ltyder, the old ttsge elocutionist and trainer lu London, Dragoons do Vlllars, Malllart. 2. Selection, Trova tore, Verdi. 3. Cornet solo, AiiiiaTolka.Lozendro. 1. uvertiim. periormcil by Mr. WllllaniJaeger. 4. Wnl tr. Tastoral M i y :.