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- 1 VOL. XXVI. NO. 93. WASHINGTON D. C, MONDAY MOllNING, MARCH 15, 1880. THREE CENTS. L41BST FOREIGN NEWS. OLAHSIOXE'.S nOJIK IIULE Sl'HKME OP POSED IIV TUB UAIIIXKI'. An Irish l'urllnincnt I'roposod Tho llttilget Deficit i:tlliiiitoit at Two anil It Hall Millions Sterling UiiRlnnd unit (tcrinnny Arming A Ilrush ut fiiinhln. , Los HON, March 14. Tho Obimcr states that Mr. Gladstone's draft, ns printed anil banded to tlio cabinet, deals exclusively wllh expropriation, for which a colossal mm will bo required. Tim administration of tlio fuuil Is to bo Intrusted to an Irish local lody, tho constitution of which Is left blank In the draft, but which, tho ministers were Informed, would bo of tho character of an Irish parliament. The Obrcntr also says tho cabinet council yesterday received Mr. Oladstono's homo rule inensuru with marked disfavor, and adds that tho project, If persisted In, will lead to tho disruption of tho cabluct. nsaLANU AMI OEIlMANY ARMIXd. London, March 14. Tlio simultaneous decision of tho German and F.ngllsk gov ernments to vastly Increase their naval ntmamciits this year, although both have iiircntiy immense ouugcis which nicy al most despair of fencing through their rcspectlvo parliaments, Is ex citing much comment. Tho Ger man proposal Is to build twclvo fast ntccl-aunorcd cruisers, with all tho modern Improvements In ordnanco and machinery, and a still larger number of torpedo boats, to cost over '.'00,000,000 marks. In England tho situation Is about tho Game. Ilci o tho proposal Is to push rapidly to completion tho costly Ironclads ordered by the Salisbury government at tho tlmo of tlio Afghan war scare, nnd to increase tho personnel of tho navy by tho enlistment of 2,500 men. SOCIALISM IN SCOTLAND. Glasgow, March II. An Immense so cialistic meeting was held hero to-day, nt which Humes, one of tho socialistic leaders, made nn harangue. An nmplo forco of jiollio preserved order. TEN TIlOl'SANII POUNDS TOH l'ASTEtlt. V.uih, March 14. Tho donations to tho Vostcur hospital fund havo thus far reached JC10.COO. A SKIRMISH AT SUAKI.V. Si'akis, March 14. A rcconnoltcrlug party belonging to tho garrison hero was attacked by a band of rebels to-dny, and a phaip skirmish ensued, la which thirty Aralswcro killed. r Mil. ClOiCHEN's SILVER COMMISSION. Y-ftNPON, March 1.". Mr. Ooschcn has ir, 'slated a government commission to In- "-r.,to tho position of silver, tho con !i of tho currency, and various plans jrthc extension of tho uso of silver cur ie n ey. Tiin ENGLISH ncnciT 2,600,000. London, March 15. Tho Eamomitt esti mates the budget deficit at 2,500,000, which It says will Involve tho suspension of tho sinking fund or now taxes. It de nounced W. Glffcu's economic valuation of Ireland In tho A'ixclccnth Century as a mis leading and erroneous. Assassination or Accldont Ilonilx, Ala., March 11. Charles Ulchard, A number of a prominent Hebrew family, was ntfasiluntcd early this morning on Haiallton strtrt. There was a tow on that street, in which ltichard Interfered, with a view of stopping It. Ho was fired on by nn unknown puny In the street, ami died almost imma dlately. A boy named lien. Shaffer has been HtreMcU. but rumor has It that a man wbo was jealous of Itlcbnrd carao to tlio placo tlclor jnlixd to kill him. Ills name Is Naylor, but ho cannot be found. A Serious Street Ftshtln riillndclplitn,' nilUDELrniA, March 11. During a disturb ance at 510 North Sixth street, about 12 o'clock last night, William Wallers, 50 years of age, re siding nn Itace street, was stabbed thrco times In tho head, tho blade of tho kulfo breaking oiriu the skull. The wounded man was re moved to tho Pennsylvania Hospital, and will probably die. A noted tough named Thomas itlng was arrested, charged with tho crime. A nrutnl I'rlio Fight lu Pittsburg. rimiil'ito, March 11. A four-round bare knucklo prize tight occurred in a Acid on Hull creek, near Dravosburg, this morning, betwoon Jack Ilurke. of McKoosport, l'a and Andy Itownn, of this city, ltowan displayed consid erable science, and had tho fight from tho start, winning easily by knocking his opponent out In the fourth round. Unrko was tcrrtblv pun ished, bis face being pounded to a Jollyandh.'s body covered with bruises. A Deserted AVlfu Drop Dead. ST. Paul, MINN., March 11. Mrs. NelltO lllcbok, of Kllci, Mich., camo lioro two days ago In search of her husband, who had dc Fcrtcd her. Yesterday tlio saw him on tho street and beckoned to him. Ho started to mn from her. and she dropped dead. Tho lady, who Is highly connected, was married to lllckokono year ago, and was worth Sio.ooo. Ho gambled ft all away and then deserted her. Humored Denth of Chairman Ilnrnum. IlniPOETosT, Conn.. March 11. A rumor Is current in this city to-night to tlio cITcct that Hon, Wm, II. Darnum, cbaltmon of tho Demo cratic committee, died at his homo In Llmo Itock late tbls altcrnoon. Tho rumor cannot lo confirmed, as It Is Impossible to communi cate with Llmo Rock at this hour, Tho Cigar Strike to bo Investigated, riilLADn.WUA, March 11. Grand Master Workman l'owderly and Mcsir.;i)arry, Hayes, nnd llsllcy, members of tho executive board of tboKnlghtsof Labor, havo gone to Now York where, to-moiraw, an examination Into tlio clgarmakcrs' troubles In thai city will bo be- gun, ruled ids lioud run or Holes. IIaltimoke, March 11. Anton Kornoivskl, n Polo living at Canton, wbo has been out of employment for soma tlmo and has a sick wife, tbls afternoon fired flva bullets Into his head with a small pistol. Ho was taken to tho hos pital, Tho doctors think ho will recover. . A Flro on llronilsrny. New Yonic, March 11, At 9 o'clock this inotiung a flro broke out In tho flvottory build ing No. 235 llroadwny, occupied by tho Marvin halo Company, Castor A Co., clothiers, and a number of oillccrs on tho upper lloors. Tlio loss on stock, building, and lurnltura lstlO, ((,', nhjcli Is fully covered by iusuraucc. 1'lof. 1'oivnll'n I'lcn for llln llnrcuu. Tho testimony taken by thejolnt commission of Congress to study tho organization of tho, Mlontlflc bureau of tbo government contains n letter from Prof, J. W. Powell, director of tho geological survey, In reply to tho letter of Prof, Alexander Agasslz, already mudo public, la which bo says; that a careful examination of l'rof. A gasslz's letter reveal tho fact that ho does not foimulato charges, but deals rather In denunciation, l'ror. Powell makes a compari son between what tho general and stato gov ernments havo douo fur geological resoarch, Willi tlio work accomplished by en terprise, Tlio government has ex pended moro than t'O.ooo.ooo. tho results u( which bavo been ghcu to tho publlo on maps nnd works on general and mining geology. Tlio state gpvormnonts bavo luado expenditures of moro tliau8l,OU',000. Ill ISuropo geological survcylnK has always been governmental, l'rof. Puwcll further urges, In reply to l'rof, Agassis, that Iho government Klmillil not undertake to nrnmnln rnfinnrrh In those fields where private enterprises may bo relied upon for good and cxbuustlvo work. Ho also sa iliat Congress has provided for a topneraphtomapof tho United Suites, ami ho thinks that they fairly represent public opinion, ilo Is alsoof the opinion that one national sur- I'flfA surveys, and that tho i ,;''rf,ilga'.loiu is too expou ""'"il,"' . yy, moio eiueani nnu cconoinio mail many t iiiu iuuiu iur guuiui-iu Ajivu4itu iur privuto iWjIiuiu Sugur by DllVnsloii I'rocoss. lnresentatlvo Gay, John Dymond, ox-aov. Wan'foth, John l'oos, and other Loulslaulans inlerlUcd 1c tho sugar industry, together with romnlssiouer Coleman and l'rof, Wlloy, of tlio ilepaitiiicut of agriculture, addressed (bo Jlousrcoraiulltcotiu agriculture Saturday In lava of nn appropriation or tl,o),ouo to pro vlJd two niaehlues for Hie manufacture of It i-robum sugar by tho illiUisInn process. Tlioy Iii am mo itcccss was too littia uiiiicrstooa to ft' Induce capitalists to go Into tlio enterprise, and Hint they thought U a mutter which tlio gov eminent could properly uudcrtake. SUNK IX SIGHT OF DOltT. Tlio Cunnrd Stcninor Sunk by nn Un known Sclinoncr In Etlnlit or Port Tlio Crow ami I'nsscngor All Saved. New Yohk, March 11. Tho German steamship Fuldn, Copt, ltlngk, front lira men, which arrived at tho bar at B:33 o'clock p. m. to-day, reports i Stopped oft Flro Island, March 1 1, at 13:15 o'clock p. m,, ,'n older to tako up tho passengers and crew of tho Oregon, and anchored at tho bar on" Sandy Hook, nn her way to this port. Whllo between Flro Island and Shlnnccock tho L'unard steamer Oregon collided with an unknown rccf-ladcn three-masted schooucr at 4:20 this morning. Tho schooner struck tho Oregon on tho port side Immediately un der tho dining saloon, tearing a largo holo in her sldo under tho water, tho chief officer In charge, Capt. Colder, being below. Tho holo was a very largo one, and tho water poured through it In n volume. Tho big steamer Immediately be gan to scttlo in tho water, and hasty ar rangements wcro mado to man tho boats. Thcro was no panic, tho dlsclplluo of tho crew being perfect. Pilot boat No. 11 nnd tho schooner I'annlo A. Gorham wcro In halllno; dis tance, and tho passengers wcro transferred to the Alarm. The ladles wcro first taken off. All tho passengers wcro safclv re moved, not a sltiglo llfo being lost. Tho passengers wcro again transferred to tho North German Lloyd steamship Fttlda, In word bound, and wcro brought to Sandy Hook nt 0:23. Here, owlug to tho low tide, the Fulda was obliged to anchor. Tho last man to leave tho Oregon was Capt. Cottier. Tho ship filled slowly nnd sunk nt 1 o'clock. The saved of tho Oregon arc 185 first cabin, 00 second cabin, JSO stccrago passengers, and 205 crow. It is stated by a passenger that the holo In tho Oregon's sldo was about six feot In diameter, and that when tho two vessels camo together thcro was a report llkoau explosion. It is believed that tho malls wcro saved, i MAltSHAI.S MOVING T1IK C'AllS. Tbo United Stale Taken Clinigo of tho Tcxns l'nclflo lioud &trll;ers lto- t timing. MAitsiiAi.i.,Tnx., March 14. Tho follow ing notice was posted hero yesterday: Maiisiialu Tf.x., March W, 188D. Uy ordor of Hon. Don A. Pardee, United States circuit Judgo for tho Huh Judicial district or sild court, I baTo this day taken charge or nil property belonging to tbo Texas Pacific Kill read Company, being In my district, ami all rtnntovca now at wurk and to work for thi company will bo protected. All parties nro hereby warned not to Intcrfero with tho cm- Iiloycs or properly of wild road, as by so Inter crlng In any way they will bo llablo to arrest and punishment for contempt of court. 1". H. Heaoan,:U. S. Marshal. The follow lug Is Mr. Whcclock's notlco : The receivers of tho Texas and l'aclflo rail road will open the railroad shops at Marshall on tho morning of tlio ltltli Instant. Mechanics and others desirous of employment may ruako application for tho same, at tho mister mechanic's onice. Former employes who struck and wcro discharged, and who aro not objectionable to Iho oillccrs of tho road, by making similar application, may also bo employed K. U. Wiieelock, Ccucral Agent for Receivers. It will bo seen that no aflldavtt was asked from tho old hands, but that all uot objec tionable to tho oillccrs of tho road may bo employed. It is said that tho leaders In tho last strlko aro tho ones who wcro singled out as objectionable. Tho shops wcro opened yesterday nt 11 o'clock and tho w hlttlowos blown, but nobody went to work from Iho ranks of tho strikers except ono or two men. Tho Kulghts of Labor had a meeting yesterday, at which it was votod unanimously to remain away fromthosliops and not go to work until tbo troublo was settled. Tbo stiikcrs have had n largo cir cular printed and posted hero condemning tho courso pursued by Gov. Urown, and claiming that ho has misrepresented tho stato of affairs, or is being hoodwlukcd by his subordinate oillccrs; that ho has no light to publish misstatements mixed with tlio truth; also, that hla reasons oro composed of prejudice, autocracy, In tolerance, misconception, and misrepresen tation. Tbcy claim that tho receivership is ouly a blind, and that if tho company lias the money to resist nud fight this strlko they had money enough to keep their prop erty out of tho court. Geo. I). Irvine, a butcher, was arrested by Marshal licogan last evening. for contempt of court nnd hurried away to Joffcrsouou a cncclal train. He will bo kent thoro until Judge I'ardco shall sco fit toglvohlma trial. Ilo is charged with boycotting u boarding house which was entertaining a scab. Irvino is a Knight of Labor. Galveston, Tex., March 11. A Hon ham, Texas, special to tho AVttvt last night says: "United States Marshal Caboll arrived hero to day with ten deputies and went to work nt once. In a few hours they had a freight train manned and dispatched and will bavo everything arranged by to-morrow for tho general resumption of traffic. Tho marshal has appointed a largo number of deputy marshals here and has bail every possible nsslstnnco from tho sheriff and tho other county officers. Tho pcoplo are de lighted at tho turn affairs have taken and evcrythlnj: Is quiet." TnE -SITUATION IN ST. LOUIS. St. Louis, March 14. The strike situa tion to-ulght Is outwardly unchanged. No trains havo gouo out except malls. No freight has moved over tho bridge An om inous quiet prevails, and tho outlook Is that to-moriow will be n critical day. Tho officials of tho railroad confidently nn- nounco that they win run freight trains to-morrow, while tho strikors just as confidently asserts that no freights will run. Tho latest rumor Is that to-morrow will find tbo engineers and firemen In ttio fullest accord with tho strlko. Your re porter met Mr. V. V. Sargent, grand master of the Brotherhood of I.ocomotivo Firemen, this afternoon, und asked him what position tho firemen would take to-morrow. Ho declined to stato that anything definite had been decided upon, but added significantly; "Wo will let you kuow about 10 o'clock to-morrow." THE MALI.OIIV EOYCOTT. Galveston, March 14. At their meeting last evening the district cxccutlvo board of tbo Knights of Labor adopted tho following: Jlrttitntl In Ike teecttllve Jloanl if JHttrM At niiiW; "P. That tbo portion of tho boycott (igulUht tho Mnllorybtcamsnlp Company or deling the members of local assembly attached to Ulstikt Assembly TIj to not handlo Irolght going to or coming from tbo Mnllory Bto.tm ship Company Is hereby revoked. This order has been sent to tho various local assemblies nf tho district. It docs not ralso tho original boycott against tho Mnl lory line, and tho members say thcro is no inteutlou of revoking; tho boycott proper, or receding from their position ns regards tho Mnllory Hue. Tho ubovo resolution Is explained by them to simply apply to f I eight lu transit to or from the Mai lory company being cariled by corporation s who cannot legally refuse to receive the samo as common carriers, and which corporations employ n largo number of knights, toward whom It would bo uujustto rcqulro them to ccaso work or lose their positions under circumstances which tho rallionds them selves could notiemcdy without violating their chartcis, Tho knights say they will contlnuoto dlvcit ns much traffic as possible fioni tho Mallory lino by vigorously enforcing tho boycott nil over tho 6talu against store keepers who rceclvo or ship goods by that line. Ily this means they aim to achieve their end without 'throwing a single knight out of cmplojmcnt. The four members o( tho cxccutlvo board who promulgated tho above ex plicitly requested that tbo impression should uot bo conveyed that tho boycott against tho Mnllory lino has been raised as thoy feared erroneous reports to that effect would bo sent out. TISLKOHAl'JIIC llltlUfd. James P. MeCabo was yesterday r-wvlc tod ntlloncsdalo, Pa., of the murder of Michael Itcllly. Long Island won a encklng main with New Jersey by 6 to 1, at Wlutletd, L. I., Hdturday night. Jumes MeCall.orPblladelphla, laid down to sleep at a Chamhersbuig Hum kiln and was horribly burned while overcome by tho gas, A FICIITTOAJINISIL DKJIFSKY Tim VICTOIt IN A IIATTXiE WITH fiB IILAXCIIK. llotli Men Illicit)- Ifnoil Up nn tho Thirteenth Hound, Whon tho Jfnrlno lulled lu Como In Time, Though riiicliy to tho Lasl. New York, March II. Tho groatcst middle-weight fight on record was fought early this morning nt n point in West chester county. Tho contestants wcro Geo. La Dlanchc, of Boston, nnd Jack Dcmpscy, of New York. The stakes wcrc$t,000 n sldo and $1,500, n purse mado up by certain notable gentlemen of this city. Jack lJcmpscy was tho winner, and thir teen desperate rounds wcro bitterly con tested. The fight Is said to havo been one of tho gamest conflicts of tho kind over witnessed on cither sldo of tho Atlantic, Tlio mana gers of tho affair thoroughly understood their business, and carried tho wholo to n successful and entirely satisfactory conclu sion, Thero wcro ouly twenty present. Tho chief difficulty experienced by tho managers was to hoodwluk those who wcro watching for It and tho "toughs" who wcro bent on being present to mar tho fairness of tho operations. In this they succeeded; tho men wcro put on board n lartro nroneller. which tiroccodcd far an the jS'urth river, and then took tho remainder of tbo guests on board and steamed for tho battlo ground. This was over slxty-llvo miles nwayand was reached In gooil season. Tho two principals slept for a few hours, and Iho others amused themselves as best they could on board tho steamer. Iho rlncwns Pitched nronerlv. and the twenty gentlemen stood around it quiet and pleasant. The two gladiators stripped and wcro rubbed down beforo tho spectators, and the Marino, as Lo lllancho Is called, put on n pair of bluo trunks and fighting shoes. Ills stockings, according to hlsown custom, were rolled down, leaving his calves bare. Jack Dcmpseyworo his dark hosoandwhlto gnltcts. A better-looking man than the .Marino it would havo been hard to flud. lie was uot qulto ns tall ns Jack Dcmpscy, but ho welgbid n few pounds moro. lie turned tho beam at 155 pouuds. Dcmpscy looked n triflo less bulky. Mr. John O'Neill, of tills city, was chosen referee, and two wcll-drcssctl men-abont-town wcia tho timekeepers. Ono of tho best known members of an eastern athletic club mado tho following address to tho men: "You will fight according to the Marquis of Quecnsbcrry rules, with light gloves; you will break at tho call of tho ref eree. Mnko no noise, nud go to your cor ners when cither of youkuocks tho other down, and wait until tho refcrco decides wnciuer lue laucn man is uouo up or uot. Now, then, shake hands." , Then the principals and their seconds formed, or, moro properly speaking, at tempted to form the "Maltcso Cross." They failed to do so because Tom Iloguc, of llos ton, ono of tho Marino's seconds, did not reach tho outstretched hand of Tom Clcary, Dcmpscy's first second. Tuthlll was No. a for Dcmpscy and I'atsay Shcpard No. 2 for tho Marine. Tho men went back to their coiners, nnd, after donning their browu light kid gloves, wcro summoned to tho fray by tho referee with theso words : "Are you icadyj Time." Hound 1. Tho men faced each other coolly nnd determinedly, Dcmpscy standing re markably high above his adversary, who was compact", lithe, and resolutely bent ou being the aggressor. Tho Marino tried a little ono with his right, landing on Dcmp scy's breast. Tbls was not very effective, but It was swiftly followed by another, with bis right on tho ribs, and still another, with his left, full on Dcmpscy's breast, which sent him back against tho ropes. Then Dempsev shifted ground and tried to change tlio Mailno's tactlcts with feints with left, which, however, did not check tho advance of Lo Illaucho until Dcmpscy succeeded lu getting lu a stlugcr on his an tagonist's neck. This stopped him for au Instant, and ecomed to auger him, and, gathering himself together, ho wont for Dcmpscy with both hands straight, and, vigorously landing his right on tho Now Yorker's ribs, mado a serious abrasion on Iho skin. Tlmo was called, and tho men went to their corners amid a quietude that was simply phenomenal. liound 2. Tlio Marino was up bilskly and started in to force tho fighting. Ho looked and felt confident. Dempscy smiled as of old, and came jauntily to tho scratch. Tho Matluo was lent upon effective work, and lushed Ids man against tho ropes, adminis tering severe body blows, which wcro al ways countered by Dcmpscy with his left. This round ended lu nobody's favor. Iu dced, It .was said that "It was anybody's fight," with n slight upward tendency In tho Marine's stock. Hound 3. Tho Marino was again lively at tho scratch. Ho commenced fighting at once. Ills object, evidently, was to drive Dcmpscy into a corner and punch him at short arm distance Ho was partially suc cessful. Ho let go his right at tho head, was short, but got homo his left with a sounding thwack on Dcmpscy's body. Tho latter broke ground and icsolvcd to chauco his tactics, lie becamo very shifty, and. like n clover general, began to play for tho Marino's eyes In the hopoof blinding him. in mo courso oi ins rountt ucmnsuv proveu mmseii u marvelous uoxer, n g tactician, and n thoroughly gamo fell Tho Marino dropped his head lu an attc: to deliver his right on Dcmpscy's Jugti proved himself a marvelous boxer, a groat icuow. attempt Dempsev's Jugular. but was short, and caught a severe upper cut In tho face, which drew tho claret from his nose, and first blood was claimed and allowed for Dempsoy. liound 4. Tho Marine was very strong and vory aggressive, but could not get homo his right ou Dcmpscy's neck, Ilo forced tho lighting nud tried hard to do his man up. Ho lilt Dcmpscy several times on tho body nud finally thoy clinched at tho ropes and broke at tho referee's order. Hereafter Dempsoy got In a few straight lefthanders on Lo Ulaiiche's face, and raised a very large-sized mouse on his right oyo. liound 5, Dempsoy nnd he camo together llko tjo pralrlo buffaloes. It was glvo and take, and nt tho closo It was seen that tho Marino had n very bad cut ou ills left cheek bone, from which tho blood streamed down over bis breast. Tlmo was called and both men went to their corners. Hounds 0, 7, und 8 wcro characterized by such close Infighting that It was almost Im possible to tell Just how It would all end, The Marine's faco wns swollen and bleeding copiously, lie spat out n loom or two, which showed Jack Dempsoy's remarkahlo skill with his left hand. Tho biter's body wos bndly bruised. Hound 0, This was another rally with terrible give and take fighting. Hound 10. In this, niter hard hitting, tho Marino nud Dcmpscy clinched. Tho ref crco shouted, "break." Tho Marino dropped his bauds In olmllcncc and re ceived a stunning knock-down blow from Dcmpscy, Foul was claimed, but was uot allowed, liound 11. In this round Dcmpscy c.inio up a trlllo ficshcr than l.c lll.inchc, nnd be gun to foico Iho lighting. Ho win met hilf way by the. Marine; but tho New Yorker's tcrrlbfo left kept visiting tho llostonUn'a Vlsago llko n piston rod, doing awful ex ecution, lllotid flowed freely fiom the Marine, who. nevertheless, fought back gamely and w Ickcdly with both hands, pun ishing Dcmpscy more than ho ever was punished beforo In his career lu tho ring. Time was called, and thoy wont to tholr coiners looking badly. Dompsey's body wns covered with abrasions, and his faco was marked hero and there. Hound IU, Again tho men camo together In dead earnest. Itwasclvoaud take; both very strong nnd very gumo, but Dempsoy's tcnlblolcft worked fatally outhocouuto uunco of bis adversary. Hound 13. Tho Marino camo up ngaln, dashed gamely nt Dempsoy, who pitched In now for dear llfo, for ho felt that the crisis had been reached. Tho Marino was bleed lug llko a stuck pig, und Jack waspuffiug and blowing badly. Tbcy both then got to work nt half-arm distance, and never stopped punching each othcruuill the Marino dropped exhausted. Dcmpscy went to his corner, showing tho signs of tho terrible punishment he had re ceived, and the Marine strove to get to his feet, but could not rise. lie was practi cally, It not lltcraltv, knocked out. So when the refcrco called "Time," ho could nottcspond. Ho did get up, nnd, hurling himself gamely at Dcmpscy, fell powerless Into tho tatter's arms and win assisted by Ihe New Yorker to his chair In his corner. Lo lllancho was a beaten man, and tho sec onds gavo It up. Then tho referee an nounced Jack Dempscy tho victor, and tlio spectators lccclvcd It In silence. Time, 5'J minutes. A pluckier nnd fairer fight was never wttticescd, and two gamer men never faced each other in n twenty-four foot ring. Tbo Matlno sat in Ids chair bleeding, bat tered, nnd bruised, nud when asked If ho wns hurt, said faintly, "1 am hurt. Dick, badly butt, but it was asquaro deal !" Dempsoy was asked how ho felt and If ho was hurt. lie replied, "Well, I won, but vols can bet I was hit hard. Do you think I will have a black eyoT I never had a black cyo lu my life." After measures bad bceu takcu for tho temporary relief of tbo men tbo party loft tho battlo field. Le lllancho started east, ond Dempsoy camo to Now York, and then went to his homo lu Williamsburg. Tin: coNditiissj this wi:i;k. Atfriupt In Overrlda Ilia I'ranldonl' Veto i:tcctiirnl Count The rending Issue "Suspension Dnj" In tlio Ifiniso -Appropriation Hill. Tbo most Important morning-hour busi ness In the Senate during tho week Is likely to bo tho attempt to pass the bill to quiet tho title of settlers upou tho Dcs Moines river lauds lu Iowa over tho President's veto, and the consideration of the electoral count bill. At 2 o'clock each day the Ju diciary committee resolution will be taken up. Tho wide range taken bytlm debate In tho House of Iteprcsctitatlvcs last week on tho Indian appropriation bill preventod final action upon it, but ns general discus sion Is now limited to ono hour, thcro Is no doubt that It will bo passed caily In tlio present week. Tho next apnroprlatlou bill on tbo calendar Is tho postolllco appropria tion bill, which la likely to give rlso to much discussion, and to consume tho remainder of tho week exclusive of tho morning hours. After tho call of states to-dny for tho In troduction of bills and resolutions tho speaker will call Iho committees lu their order for motions to suspend tho rules. Owing to special orders of previous "third Mondays" this monthly call has not been mado so far during tho session, and it will thcreforo begin with tho first commit tee on tbo list, the committee on elections. Nono of the committees will havo anything to offer until the commltteo on banking nndctnrcncy Is icacked. That commltteo will movo to suspend tho rules and pass tho hill to provide for the chango of locatlou nnu mo increase or ino capital siock oi na tional banks, Tho debnto of this meiisuro will rjrobablv not occunv the tlmo allowed under Iho rule, nud when tho next commit tee coinage, weights, and measures Is called Chairman llland will offer a resolu tion to fix a day for tho consideration of tho silver question. If tlio committee on commerce, which is next on tho list, Is reached Mr. llcagan, under Instructions from the committee, will ask that a day bo fixed for tho consideration of the Inter state commcrco bill. When tho labor committee is called n resolution will bo offered to fix a day for tho discussion of tbo eight-hour bill. If tlio pensions commlttoo Is reached, Mr. Kldrcdgc, of Michigan, Intends to offer an amended Mexican pension bill, which, It Is believed, will not bo subject to tbo objec tions mado against tho incosuro that was sought to bo passed last Monday under a suspension of the rules. Tho committee on claims has upon the public ciilcnilnr several measures in regard to tho claims of states ngalnst tho United States, and tbo discus sion of these, nnd possibly of eomo measure called up by the District of Columbia com mittee, will occupy the morning hours of tho week. . A DIPLOMAT SUKS I'Olt -SALAHY. Ono Itesiill of Withholding u Commis sion from n Confirmed Nominee. Tho public controversy through tho press between Col. Gcorgo V, Williams and Sccretary'Uaynrd has now been presented to a judiciary tribunal for arbitrament by Messrs. llrowno and Murdock, attorneys for Williams, who bavo filed lu tho court of claims a suit ngnlnst the United States for salary amounting to $7,500, alleged to bo duo tho claimant ns minister resident and consul general to llajtl and cbargo d'affaires at. San Domingo. Tho claimant in his petition states that ho was nominated by tno I'rcsldcnt of tho United States to tho Senate, by tho Senato unanimously confirmed March '-', 1885; Hut on the 3d of March following ho received his commission to said office, duly signed and sealed by tho Secretary of State, and on the next day, at 10 a. in., took tho usual oath ct office, entered upou his duties, nnd has not slueo been suspended or dismissed, but Is entitled to Its emoluments and com pensation. Col. Williams Is a talented young colored mini, rose fromaprlvato soldier In thrco armies to tho rank of of ficer, graduated from ono of the oldest In stitutions In New Knglaud, and was tbo first of his rare to enter tho Ohio legisla ture. Ho has published n history of his people, nnd Is widely known In this country und Europe. Al'TUll TWENTY. riVK YKAIIS. Tho l'li'nt Ilfgliiicnt lo Itonch Hero During tho AVnr Coming an is Visit, Tho following telegram was yesterday re ceived by Capt. llurton I!, Itoss, of tho Washington Light Infantry Corps, from G. W. Hand, adjutant of the 7th regiment, of New Yoik: "At nniccdng of tho officers last ovcnlug, 010 men having signed to go to Washing ton, tho colonel was authorized to mako ar rangements. It Is n go now, sure." Iho 7th regiment will bo tbo guests of Iho Light Infantry, and will bo quar tered at tho armory of the latter during their stay In tho city, nud will board at Wlllard's, Hlggs, and tho Khbltt. They will leave Now York on April 10 and arrlvo hero tho sumo evening nt 10 o'clock. Thoy win do received uy ino i.igui iiuantry nnu escorted to tho armory, wlicro refreshments Will bo served. They will bo received nnd reviewed by tho I'rcsldcnt on tho following day, nnd will return to Now York on April "ii. Tbo occasion for this visit will bo to ctlcbrato tho twenty-fifth anniversary of their coming to Washlugtou. fcTUo lu fnntry will trcnt their guests lu n royal man ner, nnd nro nil endy planning to make the trip of the 7th tin cnjoyablo one. in An luaitiiu Woiiiiin'it Ant. Amilo liitton, eotoied. IMng at X)o C -street 'MithwOKl, lias been sick for somo tlmo past. About u o'clock s estcrdny morning, when tier fever was nt Us height, she silently htnlo out of bed nnd picked up u guutlui wuslu a corner of Hie room, nud, going hack to tho bed wlicro lny her hmlaml lust lulcep, she struck him a nnngoblow on tl.e head. I'linrle Wliutou, their ton. licnid Ihonohenml rushed Into tho room lu lime to suvo liU Miter from receiving n strand blow. Dr. l'ulteuon, who lias been attending tho woman, wns sent fur. Ho st.iteti that hornet was duo to Insanity. He did nut think Hint sho uoiild survive her sickness. Her husband wis found to have been dutig.ir ously Injured mi tho head from tho titow, and bo uns rcuioicd to l'reeilmnn'K Hospital. A l'lro nt Drug Store. Tbo bark building ot C. S. 1'ilco's drug store, 1J0 Seventh street 60uthwcst,-wa3 discovered to be on Itro at 7.25 o'clock lastn!3ht. An ahum was stiuck fiom box lb), and tho flro department rescinded promptly. Tho camo of tbo Iho Is unknown. Tho damage Is esti mated at SIOO, covered by Insurance. Injured nt tho Depot. Charles McDovlIt, aged GO years, while Hand ing on Iho platform of a car yesterday after noon at tbo llaltlmore nut! Ohio depot, was thrown lo tho ground by tbo bumping of the cnglno aeulust Iho train, ills bend ami faco wcie found lo bo severely cub His wotiuds wcro dressed at tho Kmcrgcucy Hospital Tin: hash iiAt.r, hhtation. Nn Trimble In rilling tlio Nino Tho Men Who Arn Hlgnod nnd Those I'roinlftctl. Ono of the directors of tho Washington National Hose Hall Club was seen by n Itr. I'fiu.icAN reporter yesterday and asked the tiuo status of Iho affairs of tho club. 'Tor qulto a tlmo last fall," gild he, "Ihcro was much uncertainty ns to whether Iho Nationals would become a member of tho League, and It was uot until that body was rIvcii tho most nbsoluto proof was our club admitted to membership. Whllo lovers of base ball wcro anxiously waiting from day to day for a decision, although thcro wcro plenty of gentlemen ready with ad vice, still thcro seemed to be uouo who were willing to put up tho necessary cash. Iu Ibis emergency, ami when delay would have been fatal, Mr. It. C. Hcwctt steppod forwaid and assumed all responsibility, and It Is to his liberality in tbls respect thut tho Nationals aro now In the National League. "Now, however, that wo arc for tho first time In au association that amounts to something some few despondent know-alls predict n gloomy future tor our bait nine. To theso gentlemen it may bo mentioned that we will have a nine here, and It won't bo without players either. Tlio Nationals have now signed llarr. llaker, Mlko Illucs. Crane. Gludmou. nnd KnowlcK. Start and Carroll will put their tunics to n contract tbo coming week. Tho Uoston club have drawn on I'rcsldcnt Hcwctt for$l,!100 ad vance Jo I'uul Hlncs, so that virtually set tles that .natter, and by tho tlmo this Is In print Hlncs will have signed. As far as Shaw Is concerned, ho will be met halfway, and that he will play hero Is almost sure. Tho management propose to mako It pleas ant for Mr. Shaw to dothe gimlet act In the imcuciis uox tuning mo coming Bcason. (Illllgan seems to bo the only man who Is doing n great deal of kicking about noth ing. Mr. e'eatdon, when bo was in lloston, offered that player Jl.'OO, but it did not come tip to what Gllllgnu desired. It seems rather strange that it plajcr who never re ceived more than $1,!00 for his services bo foio should now get tip on his car nud de mand tho earth, To tbo casual observer It looks as though It was n clear casonf liull dor.e, ond beforo "tho flowers that bloom lu tbo Bjirlng".tho young man from lloston will flud that two can play the samo game. The management of tho homo club dcslro to mako It pleasant for nil their players, nnd no money will be spared to engage the best talent, although it may bo thor oughly understood that they don't pro pose lo bo Imposed upon. Tho fact that 1,0C0 was offered to tho New York club for Kastcrbrook's rclcaso would seem to prove tho fact that thero Is nothing nig gardly about tho home management, and that they aro only too anxious to get the best players they can. All ball clubs aro having ttoublo to sign players for tho com- 111K bt'UOUU, IlllU lllU IU1UUI1UIB U1U UUL, U1U only team who are waiting for their men to sign. Kach nnd every man reserved to the homo team havo been ordered to report here onthoSSthof the present month, nnd In case they do not come they will bo black listed. It is uot at all improbable that Dallcy nnd Krnlg will bo ono of tho Na tional's batteries, and If such Is tho case they will form a strong combination." CIlILDItKN AND THi: CIIL'UCII. Kov. I'tithcr Dcvlnc'H Sermon to raronts on Their Dulles. At, St. Peter's Church yesterday motnlug 1'cv. George W. Devlin preached, hlsthcmo being Iho necessity ot parents iccoguizlng their duties In brlnglug their children up to observe tho ordinances of tho chutch. They should comply with their duties as parents, nnd remember that God had glvcq them the cbaigti of tbo Httlo onc4 in ordor that tbey mlght'glro them back to Him. It was the most Important duty, and they could not succeed In its performance unloss deter mined to make n saerlflco for tho ones God had given them. They had In them power cither to make them good or mako them bad. Their llltle hearts iccelvo any form parents glvo them. Ho had noticed sluco his pastorate at tho chinch some parents had neglected the duty of baptlziug tbo children. Hut as a child was very dcllcato It might die nt any time, nnd unless It be baptized It could not enter Heaven. Ilo did not think they realized tlio fact that children had Immortal souls to save. It tho llttlo ones could speak when two or thrco days old they would beseech their mothers lo be brought to the priest, that ho might pour ou their heads tho purifying waters. l'arents, also, should not forget the edu cation of their children. As tho child was educated so would tho child bo; as tho heart of the child was formed so would the heart of tho man ho formed. How could It bo good unless It was educated, unless Its lit tle mind was developed V How could tho education do good unless its little heart was light to rcceivo tho good f It wns not enough to develop tho mind; Us heart must be developed. We had good cblldrou be cnuso thero wcro good parents who sacrificed themselves for their children; who worked from morning until night to properly tiuln them. Tbey kuow that man docs uot eat bread alone, nud, knowing that, Work for tholrcblldren's spiritual welfare. Ms was sung by Hcv. Michael V. Sulll van. TIIK NEW TULlU'lIONl A Successful Test llctwreii Now Yuil; and This Oily Louder Tones Tliuii In City Circuits. A publlo test of tho Turnbull tclcpconc was held nt Wlllard's Hotel yesterday after noon, the other end ot tho lino being Iu tho oll'.ce of tho United Lines Telegraph Com pirny, 187 llroadwny, New York, tho wires being of (ho Postal Telegraph Cotnpauy, Tho connection was mado nt noon; the In stiuuitnts being placed in tho rooms ot Count Eugcno do Mitzklcwlcz at tho hotel. Newspaper men wcro tbo first to talk over, and a number of members ot the guild be ing In Iho New York office, and many of cachpaity being known to the other, tho test was regarded as satisfactory, voices I elng easily recognized and ovcry won! dis tinctly beard. F.vcn German, talked ut tliis end by Mr. Hnbercom, of tbo lliffiWir-iWf, was transmitted without accident. The transmitter Is formed ot nthln sheet ot cherry wood. Across It Is fastened a narrow bar of wood, upon which again Is cemented a cjlludcr of carbon of about tho thickness ot tho lead In ft pencil, and di vided In tho center. Upon this rests six cylinders ot tbo sumo material tho diameter of a pencil, wood and nil. Theso nro strung on another thin carbon bar attached to the wooden diaphragm about an incli uuovc, which eunblcs them to rest lightly upon tho lower troii6verso cylinder, to either end of wbkh Is attached tlio lespectlve ends ot tbo batlcrv wires. Tlio vibrations ot tho wooden fi out of tho box causes mi Inter mittent lutcriuplloii ot tho current, which Is reproduced lu nncnr-pleee of Improved constiuctloii. 'Hie sounds as thoy camo fiom New York wcro louder and broader than those through a Hell telephone In this illy, but qulto distinct. Gen. "Joe." Diehlimnu. A Mil has becu Introduced by Senator Howell to kispcnil the laws regulating appointments to the ntiny, to ii.-, to ntlow tbo President to ap . oil. t Joseph lileklninn, of Pcunsylvauii, Into lieutenant colonel und assistant adjutant gen cud nnd brevet bilgndlergcucml, rutted Stutcx oinnueiH, nun pineu nnu oil nil-reureii list, with the rank nnd pay of lieutenant colonel, flee. Dickinson h now a resident of tills city. Ills rrtord In ttio ntUutnnt general's depart ment, In the Held, Is without parallel. Ho par ticipated lu twenty great battles ; wns thrco Hints wounded, nnd now carries thrco lulnlo tails In bis brenst. Ho wns breveted colonel for "gnltant nnd meritorious i-eivlco nt tho battle-) nt Williamsburg, Va., and Aiitlclum.Md.," nrd brigadier general "lor gallant nud meri torious sorvlccs at the buttle ol tlottysburg, l',i. ' . Tho G, A, It. I'ociiiiipiiioiit. den. Utirdttt hi general orders, No. i;t, Ins announced that tho twentieth minimi session of tlionnttonnl encampment ti. A. It will us scuiblo nt tan I'ranclsco, Oil., on Tuesday, Aug, :i lMtt. Tlio national council of admin tsutttiou wpi convene on tho day previous, BRAVE KELLOGG NICHOLS. THE KXl'IIKSS MKSSi:.Mli:n WHO HIS Ml'K FOIl HIS TIIUST. LOST A Ulnnily Ihittlo All Ovor H Car With Jlrspcriito Train Ilnbbers Ho Goes Down With Clow In Ilnch llnuil Torn I'roni Ihe Mentis of Ills Murderers, Moguls, III., March 1 1. Tho robbery of Iho Chicago, Hock Island nnd Pacific ex press car and tho brutal murder ot Kellogg Nichols, tho express messenger, early Sutur tiny morning, Is probably ono of the most horrible crimes on record. All Illinois Is excited over tho occurrence, and, should tbo perpetrators bo caught, they will fare badly. Hunting parties nro scouring tho entire section betwecu Chicago and Jollct, where the murderers and robbers aro sup posed to be, nnd their capture Is Imminent. Tbo particulars of tho crlmo arc as fol lows: Tho Kansas City express ou tho Chi cago, Itock Island nnl 1'ncHlc ltalhvny left Chicago nt 11 o'clock Friday night. About l'J:P0 N. II. Watts, tlio baggage man, beard n rap nt his door and thinking that It was Nichols, tho express messenger, ho opened It only to be confronted with two revolvers held by two men, They told him that they wanted tho key to tbo express car, nud ho wns mado to give It up. Tho men then started toward the express car, turning nn their way to point to tho ventilator nnd the lop of the car where n man's hand holding a revolver was seen, no was louituatii ho moved tho wholo top ot Ills head would be blown off. The two men then went to tlio express car nud tapped on tho door and In formed Messenger Mcbolsthatlt wns Wntts. The door wns opened, anil then occurred ono of the most desperate and bloody strug gles ever fought. On beln" told by tho men that they only wanted htm to keep still and that ho must glvo up tho treasure In his charge, he refused, and mado n heroic rcsltaucu for his life. The Interior of the express car shows-that ho was not killed Immediately, but that he fought tho rob bcisfrom one end to the other, nud that he was not tho only one injiucd. The odds wcro too great against him, nnd tlio blutvs Ihey mined upon his heat! with nn Iron poker forced him to succumb, nnd ho was left dead In Iho car. The robbers then lifted bis pockets of the keys to the safe, nnd, Mulling the treasure lu their pockets, left tbo car. Tliev took onlv money nnd Jewelry, lcnvlng valuablo packages and checks scattered about tho tloor. Nothing wns known of tho robbery unlll tbo train l cached here. Tho local express messenger rapped nt tho doorof thoexprcss rnr, but received no answer, nnd tho car was opened. Then tho borrlblo evidences of tbo murder wcro visible. The body of the dead hero was lying on the floor near tho safe. In ono liand, that was tightly clenched, wns it lock of dark hair, und In the other ono of red torn from the scalps of his riFfulliints. His head was a mass nf blood nud bullit holes, whllo several bullet boles weio found in ills bodv. Tho local wny bills wcrcscnltcred on tbo floor smeared with blood, and the articles In the car wcie bloody. Tho robbers nro supposed to havo boardod Iho train at Ihe coal shtito Just outside ot Juliet, und to havo left as tho train slowod up at Morris and escaped across tho coun try. Nichols, the murdered man, was 49 years of age, nnd lived In Chicago. Ho bad been lu tho.cmploy of the United States express uomtiany lor over icu years, tho officials of tho company bad tho groatcst confidence In him, and his sad death Is re gretted by them. Ho bad In his custody Friday night about 23,000 and Jewelry worlh probably $3,000 mole. CHICAGO, -March 14. Supt. Kimball, of tho Chicago, Itock Island nnd l'aclflo rail way, has issued tho following: ' '1 en thousand dollars reward-Several per sons entered tho express car on the passenger train moving west on tho Chicago, Hock Island and Pacific railway, between Jollct and Morris, between 1 nnd 'J o'clock n. m. Saturday, tho 13th of Xlarch, and murdcrod the messenger ot tho United States F.xprcss Company, and robbed its sate of a consid erable amount ot money. Tho Chicago, liock Islam! nnd Pacific llallroad Company will pay a reward of $5,000 for tho arrest of any ono ot the parties guilty, It but ono shall bo artcstcd, and $10,000 for tho arrest of all. Howards to bo paidwbcu party or parties aio arrested and finally convicted." TIIK LOCAL I'UltLIC HL'ILIHNGS. A New rinnln I'tlllotlio Present l'oit olltco rut Dopnrlinont IluroniM. Should tho bill providing for n new city postoflleo pass the present Congress it is not Improbable that tho United States will tako Iho building now occupied, and uso It for eomo ot the bureau offices. It is almost Im possible tn continue using tho building for tho accommodation ot the city postal busi ness. It Is entirely too small, nnd oven though the facilities Inothcrdlrectlonswcro better, tho cramped quarters would hardly nllow space for practical operation. Tho building Is also unsultcd for postal busi ness, and tho sooner a new btilldlntr Is nro. vldcd tbo better tho facilities cau bo utilized and extended, It wns suggested by Hrst Assistant Post master Gcucral Stevenson yesterday, whllo in convcisatlon with a reporter of tlio Hi: rt'iiLicvK, that a better uso could not bo mado ot tho present building nftcr It Is vacated than to turn It over to tbo Interior Department. "This department Is over crowded," bo said, "nud wo aro compollcd to rent outsldo buildings for tho accom modation ot somo ot the bureaus. Tho In dian bureau has quarters outsldo of tho de partment building nud tho city postolllce building would glvo place to these and leavo somo room for contingencies." Tho bill providing for tho city postoflleo Is lying lu one ot tho Senate committees, but an effort will bo mado to bring It up for passago during the coming week, . Gen. 1". J. Ilurucs'H Death. (Jen, Francis J. Barnes, who had a stroko of apoplexy on Wednesday last, dlod at his resi lience early Saturday morning. Tho remains left tills city Saturday lu cbargo ol Mr. Durand Ebackleford, who will accompany them to his old homo in Chnrlotto county, Va. Tho pall btaierswcro Messrs. McDowell Carrlngton, C. 11. (ircsliam, J. 8. liobson, J. 11, Cralle, and It R (iresham. l'or manv vcars prior to bfs rjsl- deuco in this city (Jen. flames was engaged In business In tho city of ltlchmond with tho old nnd well-known house of Macon .tllaskorvlllo, where be bad many and warm friends. He wns n Christian gentleman of high character, modest nnd retiring In bis disposition. Ho was a member of tho Baptist Church, ami hail been nil his llfo or llfly-sovcn vears. Ho was greatly nttuched to Ids native stato ami Its traditions, und wnsn truotypoof tho old Virginia eon Hcman, l'or the past year bo was engaged In the imuianco busiucss nt.'JlO i'strect. JOTTINGS UNDV.lt .TIIH DOM IS. b'enator ('tdlom bus tho floor for a speech to day In eupi ort of tho Judiciary committee's ictohitlous. It Is probable that tho subject of seacoast de fenses und ordnanco nud warships will tin tudcu up tills week by the committees charged Willi the consideration ot those questions. Inventor Itogcrs will to-day conclude his testimony In regard to tbo Pan-Ktectrlc tele 1 bono complications, rx-ltoprcscntaltvo Ca sey Young will probably to the next wituuu. fientlcmcn interested lu having an Increase of duty ou wool and .others ilrnlring changes in the duly on tobacco for clan r wrappers wcro Ixnidbytlie ) and means commltteo ou t'uturduy. (ion. llnzcu has written tn the llnuso com mittee investigating accounts lu Iho sign il scr vlco Liirenu urging it to bopntlcut with blm for it few days until ho prepares his answer to tho tlali'meuts mndo before tho commlttoo by Comptroller Mayuard. Ho says his answer will roqulru considerable research among the government records. Dispatches sent west from here stato with pokltfieiicss that tho following noniluatloui will bo rejected by thofeiute: Vtnrrcn Oreon. sou nf Dr. Norvln i.rcen, to Ik consul general nt Kannirawn. Japan; John (ioode, nf Virginia, to bo solicitor general of the 1'ultcd States; Znchnrlnh Montgomery, or California, assist nnt attorney general for Iho Interior Impart mem, nnd Dr. Morgan, ol South Carolina, coil su) gcncial at Melbourne. JIOMi: 5IIHSIONAHY WOItK. Tho Duty of llvntigolllng the llcnttmu III Our Plltl.t. At tho Congregational Church, corner of Tenth and (1, Iter. S. M. Newman adapted his discourse to tho occasion of tho regular contribution lo the homo missionary fund nnd preached yesterday morning from Deu teronomy Ix: 10, II, nntl 1'.'. He said that we saw underneath the state ment contained In tho text the fact that God meant to Influence the Hebrew charac ter very prntotmdlv through the land Into which lie wns to bring theni. In choosing ii nation ho chose the laud through whoso characteristics ho was going to Influence their character. 1 hero wcro two or three reasons why God might havo chosen tho laud of Canaan for the Hebrew nation : It was In tho center of the tread of the world: It, nt Hint time, had n largo amount ot fertllo land, and it had n largo number of easily dcfenslblo positions, nud so wns calculated to be the scat of power, to be n country which should Induce manhood, und, It prajcrfully and gratefully ncccptcd, mako that manhood strong, sclt ecntcrcd, religious, and powerful, 'J hat which la seen In tho Hebrew nation resulting from tbo character of tho laud tbcy occupied wo sco In every other nation. l'asslug to our own country, In tho In quiry ns to what American Christianity ought tor be, the principle ot environmental Influence was profoundly true, and we hail, ns n nation, ,n part to play which no other nation In tbo line of Orel's purposes ever had bail. Willi regard to our own country the first thing that strikes us is its size, embracing nbout 3,r00,(XiO square miles of tctrltory, or us much ns F.tiropeati Husslii, Sweden. Denmark, Great Hrltaln and Ire land, Holland, lielglum, France, Spain. Poilugal, Uciinany, and Austria combined. The scats ot power In many cases have been small. Greece wns but n llngcr-tlp of the world's suifucc; Italy, the scat of Homo's power, wns but a llttlo peninsula lulling out Into the Mediterranean; Great Hrltaln, but n bit of green verdure nud heather In the midst ot tbo uoitbcrii seas, yet the seat of n world-wltlo power. Hut slzo is uot the ouly question; physi cal structure beam au equally Important pail In the destiny of a nation. A coin piitlsonof thn two continents icvealstbo fact that they aro constructed upon plans the reverse of inch other; tli.it Kuropc and Asia me traversed by mountain chains run ning east nnd west, whllo tho mountain chains of this country run uorth und south, While the northern and southern slopes of Liu ope, resulting from tho mountain-axis running east, ami west, cause nuiuercnco In national life, separating the two natural sections from each other In sympathies ami tendencies, tho northcrnnnd southern trend ot mountain ranges lu America gives us u land ns nearly hmuogeiieous lu cllmato as may be, and henco a laud lu which natural Influence tend to the production of n homo cencous Dconlc. "Tho plan of this continent is n unit ot simplicity." said tho preacher, '-and I be lieve tho time will como when no old world power shall have dominion over a single square Inch of soil upon tho American con tinent: not that I bcllcvo there will neces sarily ho tiottblo iu determining Hits, but I telievo that the unit of simplicity speck ing now of tbo national Hie which runs through this continent will settle the mat ter, perhaps by easy development, perhnps by great struggle, and deliverance." "'Ilicsn considerations tbo preacher ap. piled to his theme, "What American Chris tianity should be," by sbowlutt that they Imposed great duties upou iho Christian people ot this country, 'iho situation was peculiar to jtincricnu lurisiuimiy. no called the attention of Ids peoples to tho enormous Increase of tlio national domain In threogcncrntlous tho nation wasorgan ized with tOO.000 sciuaro miles ot territory; it now had about thrco and n halt millions; and bo emphasized tho danger, tiudcr these conditions, of Amerfc.au Christianity over looking much Important work lu tho homo missionary field. gen. :wii,Li:ii'.s oitsi:juii:s. An Impressive Ceremony In the Sonnto nnd Trocesslnn tin tho Avenue. The funeral ceremonies over the remains ot tho late Senator John F. Miller, of Cali fornia, lu tho Senato chamber ou Saturday were very Impressive, nud Just thirteen years before to the day similar services were held over tho body ot tho great Massachusetts statesman, Charles Sumner. Thcro was a short service at the hottso ottholato sena tor before tbo public oliKcqules, Uev. Dr. Leonard, ot St. John's, olllctatlng. Pre ceded by the congressional committee, mem bers of tho Loyal Legion, thocortcgo moved to tbocapltol. Tho .Marino band was sta tioned In tbo rotunda am! performed dligcs and funeral marches. The cas ket was placed In front of tho secretary's desk. Tho President, Secretaries llaynrd, Lamar, Manning, Kndl cott, nud Postmaster Gcuernl Vilas wcro present, ns wcro members ot the Supremo Court, representatives, nnd other officials. Hcv. Dr. Leonard conducted the Impressive service, assisted by the chaplains of both houses. At the conclusion ten capltol men lifted tho casket and boro It to tho hearse. The cortege then proceeded to tho Haltlmnro and Potomac depot, tho Marino bonil leading, followed by senators nnd members, members of tho Loyal Legion, nnd the hearse, tho family being tn car riages. The train bearing the remains and tho special commltteo left tho llaltlmoro and Potomac depot at 7:10 Saturday night. There wcro a largo number ot pcoplu as sembled. Tho trulu consisted of thrco special cars, a car for tho remains, a Pull man hotel car, nud a sleeper. The train goes through without chance, and will reach San Frauclsco next Friday. The route will bo via Chicago. Council llliiffs. nud Ogdcn. Mr, It. A. Purko, assistant general passenger agent of tho Pennsylva nia Company, accompanied the party to Chicago. Telephone Tulle. Thcro Is nn model of tbo licit tolcpboue, tho patent of which was Issued March, IS76, lu tlio patent oniec. No explanation Is offered for this omission. They bavo nothing to do, how ever, with tlio original patent to Hell. The oxhlbltH lu tliosult will he confined totho un patented telephones, which, II Is nlleged, were Invented prior lo l'ror. Hell's application for a patent, ami theso will not occupy a vory largo space. A dispatch from Wheeling, V. Vn says that a new telephone lias bcun invented liy two employes ol tho Putllinoro and Ohio railroad. The Instrument dlflcrs from nil other phones in nil respects, except that It uses magnotlo electricity to transmit itsswsotiiul waves. Tho transmitter Is a largo boxVwhlch Is atllxcdtu the tloor of n low table. The diaphragm Is a conical surface of very lino white wire, sup posed to be aluminium, thc?'ipox upward. Tills wire enters at cither entl u large magnet, through which n current passes. Tho receiver Is a lint surface w lihn band piece, tho median. Im being concealed and Ihe "Hind tsstuug from a tiny bole. Senator Gniiiiiiii'it Mother lleiitl. The mother of fviiatoriiorman, of Maryland, died nt thoboiioof tier ton, No. in 1-af.iyclto place, at ii:3) o'clock but night, nftern linger ing Hlncs.'. hlio was very prominent nt one tlnii'liiteiiireriincoclretesiind was well known lu Maryland society, t-he wns 7H years of ngs. funeral of Mr. Wooilliiiru. 1 he remains of the luto MrtAYoodbum, wife of tlio repicsentntlvo from Nevada, will bo temporarily plnced lu n s'nult in Miiuiit Olivet Ct initety. this city, to-day. ami later will bo tukcii to can Francisco, for burial. Ilntul Arno, Newly furnished and fitted up in palatial style: tlrst-ilass tabic; every comfort and con venience: prices reasonable, and located iu the best portion of tho city. Cult nud examine for yourselves without de lay In order to obtain the best selection ol upartmcuts. Tho Woutlior. For Washington and vicinity Warmer, fidr wcalhcr. Thermometry rcndlngs-3 a. m., 37.: 7 a, ., iX,.o; il a. m., 17. o"; 3 p. m .riViii 7 p. m K OJ; ll p. m., 6o.il"; mean tempera ture, l".o: maximum, M.-10; minimum, 31.0"! mcnnrclatlvo humidity, 50.7, total precipita tion, .oo Inches. WASHINGTON MY YAKDL INSItltOl'S ASSAULTS INTKXUKti INJl'llKTIIKKSTAilMSHJIKXT.' T( Good Showing Impacted In Ihn Nsvy Depurtlnmit's Itoply to lluuso Itosolu-tliin-Ilcst (liin-l'iibrle. itlng Plniit In Iho United Mutes." The Intimations published In regard lo the supposed purposo of tho resolution ndoptcd by tho Hotiso Inst week, on untlo'i of Itcprcscutatlvo Sowdcn, of l'enn vanla, havo been, generally, that somj "Irregularities" will bo found In the ac counts of expenditures for tho ordnance deportment of tho yard the tlcpnitmctit In which tho major portion of Iho work of tho yard during tho past few years has been done. Also, that the resolution Is gen erally Inimical to tho Washington establish ment; that, aside from a desire to develop "Irregularities," tho aim Is to ahoiV tlut work ilono at this yard Is moro oxpcnslvo than similar work done nt prlvato establish ments, nnd that, In addition to the actuil difference ngalnst the government yard as compared with the cost of llko work tlonu In private concerns, thcio are expenses fur (asportation of materials which greatly Incrciiso the aggregate disparity between government work and work done by pri vate Institutions. Gentlemen who claim to know the facts In regard to theso matters, say that even If Mr. Sowdcn's purpose was Inimical to thu. Washington yard (which, however, they hesitate to believe), still thcro Is no reason for apprehension regarding the outcome ot tnc inquiry instituted uy mo House. Nearly nil tho Information obtainable In regard to the "character and sufficiency of machinery for constructing guns, engines, and ships'' at tbo Washington navy yard Is. contained lu tho exhaustive report of in vestigations made by the select commlttou on ordnance and wnr ships, which docu ment has Just been received from the publlo printer. The committee, consisting nf Senators II aw ley, Aldilch, Scwcll, .Morgan, and llutler, says: Your committee was Inclined to say that o:io government flnlslilni- shop or "gun l.ictory" should be sufficient at the beglunlug, but lfour roast defenses nro to bo put Into the condition demanded hy the present stato of ttio arts of warfare they must lie tn llko manner almot wholly n new crcntlon. Tho task is not a light one. We believe that loonier to pro duce guns with a rcai-onnblo degree of rapidity two government gun factories would bo PMtlt ably employed nntl would bo nbsolutely nccdrd. 'iho best locations for thu gun lactones nro mo Washington mvy yam und tlio Wntcrvllct arsenal. Tlio former Ins already n plant that has been employed In the llnbblng work upon twenty-one mo lern steel guns, of calibers ranging from ", to 10'. i luetic, nio-t nf which nro finished. 'Iho site U naturally secure from nn nlincl: lis- n foreign licet. The Wntcrvllct arsenal hits fw acres nf ground, with ,i' feet of water Iront. Ilo'.h locations bavo excellent railroad und water communications with tlio regions likely to supply the rough material nntl nltti tho places where Iho products will be needed, llotli aro nuny fiom tho disturbing lu'.lucnccs or great renters of population, nnd each Push salu brious ellinute. 1 Jich plnco Is entity defensible ngnlnst u foreign enemy. When tho tlctcrmlnatlon to rontrnct for heavy guns shall bnvo been reached, the localities for finishing them can cosily bo determined. It will be noticed that nil tho heavy parts of tbo large steel guns arc supplied by Kngllsti milkers. No navy yard nnd no private estali Htbmcnt in tho country has tV.o plant fur forg ing all the parts of a steel gun nbovo tho c ill bcr ot six Inches. An exception should be mado In favor of tbo enterprising Mldvnto rHecl Company, which Is malting a setofforglngsofiinS-lnehLrcccli-loadlngrlll" The manufacture of guns suitahlo for ships and roast dclcnco should bo divided between prlvato foundries and government shopi: tin iormcr providing the forged nnd tempered pnrts, nud the latter finishing tho. o pari" and assembling them. Among tho "statements submitted by able men" of representative establishment", to which the Senate committee on ordnance nnd wnr ships refers "for valuable cvldenco ami arguments1- relating to tuo matters tus cusscd, is one from the Mldvalo Steel Com pany, Nlcctown, Philadelphia. Senator Morgan examined Mr, Davenport, this superintendent of that company's works, who stated that his works forged nud sent to Washington, where they wcro machine finished and assembled, parts ot the first cannon above 3-Inch cnllbcr made entirely of Americnn steel. When work on the ox pcrimcntnl gun wns well under way, and It had been demonstrated that tho material could be produced of the quality required, nn order was given by tho Navy Department for tho building of eight (1-Inch nud two fi-luch hooped gnus to bo used In nrmlntc the new cruisers. Lutcr, to complete tho nrmnment of the Chicago, twelve inoiii li-liieh guns wcro required, and again tho Mldvalo works contracted " tu make the steel for tho twelve guns, which work Is uow lu baud. The Mldvalo Com pany rough turns nud bores Iho hoops, but tho tubes nnd Jackets nro sent to tho Wash ington uavv yard for rough boring and turning. All ot tho boring ot these titbet und Jackets Is douu In W ashlugton. Thu Mldvalo works havo no facilities for either boring or ttinrlug pieces of such length. "Tho lathes at Washington answer the pur pose." Tlio work can lie done on them, "but not economically." So said Mr. Davenport. Importing In icgard to machinery In thu navy yards, tho Huwley committee says : Tlieronronolesstliaiiscvcndlllorent yards over w blch cxpenslvo tools for tbo build ing of engines nnd boilers nro distributed, whllobutonebas plant for tho "fabrication" of modern heavy ordnance, nnd none of theui has n suitable plant for the manufacture of tho rough parts of heavy guns or for tlio construc tion ofstccl ships. In consideration of which wo concur In th. recommendations of Secretary Chandler and the navy yard commission that there should ben concentration of tho plant nud work In such yard or yards as may have tbo beat facili ties for tho repairs of engines. It would appear that moro economy and cftlclcncy would ho obtained by such u dis position of the marlno engineering machinery of at least tour of our yards as would make thu ttniauiiiiii plants of construction, stonm-cu-glncrj, und ordnanco moro useful. For ex ample, somo marine engine plant nt tlio Well ington navy yard would supplement tho gun factory plant that has been partially developed at this yard for furnishing and assembling heavy sttcl gnus. Tho work at this yard should to limited. If not ti ordnanco alone, ccrtnluly to ordnanco nnd equipment, nud nil other wink shotild be liunilcrrcd to Now York or such other ynrd n may bo selected for c in struction and me building of engines and boilers, unless t he illcy of giving the work to prlsnle tontrnetom should l.o adopted. '1 he Winhlngton navy ynrd contains tha boU gtiii-tnbrli nilng plant tn tho United States, and wasu'lictitl b Hie gun lYmndry board nstlm best adapted lor tho establishment of a uiv.il gun laetory. A number of heavy steel guns nro iu bund. Including iwo lulneh gun. weighing .M.ooi iKjundseach. - All m tbeintigh'1'ortng and turning for these gum w ii dono nt the Washington navy yard. r.xtracts fiom tho report of tbo coinml.--slon on navy ynids nro Included lu Senator ilnw ley's report, Amoug the former Is thu following, dcscrlptlvo of tho orUn.iueo de partment ot tho Washington navy yard : Tho larger pan oi the mechanical work ut this buiciitl la performed fu tliiiordu inro nhnps of this ynrd. 'Iho machine shop nnd foundry lire amply supplied with ficllltleslii good con dition, lliero It a largo foundry fur tliocust (UK of Iron ordnance which, however, Is tun Utile usid. In the laboratory arc mado all tho ftp.es and primers u'd in (lie navy, ns woUiih nil pwottclinlc woik, such ns rockets, uljlit slgmils, ,Ve. Wo iitivUo that the Ua-hlrutou yard bn dropped Irorn tlio list ol uavv yards, but. under thedesliuiutioii of nasal nr.cnal, Ittulued In full working condition for tho manufacture of specialties under tlio bureaus of euulpmont nntl ordnance: then roppcr under ooutrur tlou, nntl itaudaid articles under steam engi neering. Thus, It nppeais from the concurrent tes timony ot several honorable committees, bastd upon thorough cxamluntlun, that tbo Washington navy ynrd contalus now "tho best cuu-fabrlcntitig plant In tho United States" nnd was "selected us tlio best adapted tor the establishment nt a naval gun factory." Assaults uponthlslmportant government Institution by parties In or out of Congress, no matter what tho interest or motive, will full of tho purposo to cilpplo the "best gun fabricating" works lu ilia Culled States. ' V