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M All JlllP 11 Jli VOL. XXVI. NO. 128. WASHINGTON, D: C, SATUUDAY MORNING, APKIL 24, 1886. FIVE CENTS. amnwEns imuwa oiieece to keep THE TEACE. Gladstono Said to Expect Doreat A. fiensntlon In Irnlnuil Attempt to De stroy n Church Kloters llouted by Gendarmes. St. PijTEnsni'na, April S3. Tho Jaurna He 67. I'ctmhourg says i "Tho powers havo Riven their adherence to tho proposals ot Grcot Drltaln to tako strlngont colloctlvo steps to Incluco Groeco to disarm. Greece, If peaceful now, will acquire a claim on tho powcis hereafter," I'Aius, April S3. XI. da Frojclnct an nounced during a meeting of tho cabinet jestcrdoy that the government was partici pating In tho cndeavori of tho powers to urcrc Greece to keep tho poaco. It Is under stood that Franco will Join tho other pow eislu the Issuo of an ultimatum Insisting on.liree-ce abandoning her warllko prepara tions, hut will refuse to join them In any naval demonstration Intended to coerce tlrcicc. OLADSTOXn SAIIJ TO EXrEOT SKrEAT. Lonuox, April 3L Mr. Uladstono Is de clared liy his friends to be Indifferent to the many criticisms upon his Irish hills. He said privately tho other day that he was Rivaling tho common cxperlenco of men who Invent new echemes of government. Such plons, bo tald.aro necessarily Imperfect, nutl olfer Dlcntv of onnortunltv for criticism. II It la only when tho original proposal has been rejected that those- who have wrought Its defeat begin to Dcrcelvo tho difficulty of constructing something fcaslblo In Its plieo. from theso ana other occasional utterances of the promlcr It Is Inferred by some that ho expects tho defeat of his measures, but believes that they nlist form the basis of whatever legislation on the subject Is attempted by tho next govern ment. A BEK8ATION IN IIIKLAXD. Galwat, April 23. Tho trustees of tho extensive SymM tstatcs, near Westport, litivo offered to turn over tho lands In f ep to tho tenants at sums equaling In tha caso of each holding twelvo years rent, tho property to bo sold at the present poor law valuation. Tho offer has created a sensa tion In Ireland. ATTEMPT TO DESTItOT A CltUItCIt. MADnw, April S3. An attempt was made lids morning to destroy the Church of Sau Luis lu Uils city. Au explosive was placod Inside of one of the enormous hollow can dles which stand on cither aldo of the altar, The explosion. Instead of taking place white the church was crowded, ai was prob ably Intcudid, occurred beforo the pooplo licgau to arrive for tho Good Friday service. Tl.o ediOco was badly wrecked, and for a time was filled with smoko and flying dibrls. Two sextons who wero In tho building woro badly burned. Tho outrago has produced profound and widespread excltemont and Indignation In this city. No traco of tho Identity of tho person or pcrsonseugagod In the conspiracy has yet been fouud. nlOTEllS.nOUTED DT OEMDAUHES. UnueSELS, April 23. Tho strlko of the watchmakers at Oratnraont, In Hist Flanders, Is becoming serious, and ro-lu-forccments bavo been summonod to assist tlio gendarmes to restore order. Tha strikers barricaded the bridges, and show ered stones upon the gendarmes until the latter, becoming exasperated, chargod tba llotcrs, and routed them. Several persons wero Injured ou both sides, and many of tho strikers were arrcstod. THE ST1UKH TltOUllIjUS. 1 The Clearfield Dlstrlot Mlnerl-".Vo Burrcndi"tNev Vork Swltchinon'ii filrlkn Hinted. IIumikodon, Pa., April 23. Edward Hpgbcs, prt-sldcnt; Daniel Brown, treasurer, nnd John 11. Falsely, of the cxocutlvo coramllteo of FLderatlon No. 3, wero lu todru to-day, and wero called from hero to George's Creek, 5ld,, whero they go on official business. Tho officers of tho Fed eration aro still willing to scttlothe strlko by arbitration, and It no satisfactory ad Justmcnt.with tho operators can bomado direct, they are satlstled to havo Gov. Pat tlson net ns arbitrator. Mr. Hughes says that tho relief fund for tho Clearfield dis trict miners now amounts to $2,000 a day. "no buuiiender." New Yonrc, April 23. Tuo flag floatod at tho masthead of the company's building to day, and ono of the. officers stated that It was a token of "no surrender." He denied thatthero had lon any settlement with tho car drivers. The cars stopped running at 0;CO p, m. During the day slxty-flvo cars were run. To-morrow eighty will be run on the Third aveuuo lino and eight on tho 126tb strict line. Possibly some cablo cars may bo started. BU'ITUII.MF.N'S STIUKE BN'DEP. CuroAoo, April 23. Tho switchmen's strike ontho Lako Shore railroad Is at an end, An oilier, was Issued between 3 and 3 o'clock bj- Chslrmau Stab), directing tho switchmen to report to tho yardmaster iu ch'argo Of tbu Forty-third street yard. President Johu Newoll, of 'the Lako Suoro road, just said to' a representative of the Associated Press, ''Wo liave allowed tho old man to go back at thiir own request, Without any stipulation whatever on our part. Tba eight non-union men return to work along with the union men formerly In our em ploy. Tho nun brought hero trom other cities will not bo put to work In our yards here. Tho Older for tha men to return to work was telegraphed from tho general offices of the Lake Shorn Company at 3:33 p. m., and within ten minutes tbeswltch engines began to leave the rouud bouseand the making up of trains was at once- began. Tho blockade vlll be completely cuded this afternoon. Till! PANAMA CANAL. IS'ot an Impossibility, but the Present ltect'ue Nat Likely to Aehlqva Success. Nkw Yokk, April 23. Capt. V. II. Slier wood, who fur the past seven months lias been lir chargo of the American dredger, Clly of New York, ou tho Calmtto section of the l'dnamd canal, arrived this morning from Colon ou tyiurd the steamship City of Para. Htj was Interviewed shortly altor landing and spoku vory freely of tho wdrk Mug done on tho caual, and tbo prospect of Its completion within the tlmo set by M. da Lsssep. Ha Is eiulto pronounced In his condemnation of the management of the French subofllelals,and of the manner In which tho contracts are let and sublet and relet, so that tho respon sibility Is shifted from ouo to auother until it Is Impossible to remedy the many evils which exist lu tho working of the various dcpni tniouts. When asked his opinion whether tho canal would bo finished wlthlu tho tlma epeclfled by M, do I.csscps, tho Captain said that during his soveu mouths' service lie had been a careful observer, and had conversed with many persons Interested In tho work, and his best Judgment wa t,lat not only would the. canal not bo opened to commerce at tbo tlmu stated by the great French engineer, but iliac- uu uiji ugv lyciiuvg eoe wprte woum tcr bo done under tho prosoutreglino. He docs not by any means think that tho scheme Is Impossible of success, but be does think that the syitom now In vogue, of reckless expenditure couplod with lack of discipline aud geucial dllatorlucss, must bo radically changed or th'o desired end will never no attained. II lis Moroilnl Gone to Pasteur. New Youk, April 23. Mies Altnoda Mprotlnl, tho daughter of Jay Gould's body guard, who was bit ton, by a mad dog Uio other day, sailed yesterday In tho Geitnanlc. MUsMoroslul was accompanied by bcr father, mother, a slstor, physician and iniild veivant. She will go to Paris, where, she will he plated under the euro of Dr. Pasteur. T1IJS TiAIlOll INVESTIGATION. Incidents of Yesterday' Kxnmtnatlon Opinions About tho President' Mes- nee. Bo great was tho crowd about the room whero tho labor Investigating committee Is taking testimony that It becamo neces sary yesterday to oxcluilo tho miscellaneous populace. A deputy eorgcant-at-arms was stationed at tho door, and only members of Congress, witnesses, and representatives of tho press wero admitted until tho Jsm was over. Frederick Turner, of Pennsylvania, general secretary of tho Knights of Labor, was tbo first witness. Ho related wbat ho knew of tho conference between Messrs. Gould and Powderly in regard to arbitration. It contained noth ing new. Then ho made some statements lu refcrenco to tho Knights of Labor as an organiiatlon. Tho avcrago membership of local assemblies was about 100, ha said. An assembly could not bo engaged with less than ten members, whllo somo of them had n membership of 3,000. As a body the knights did not mdvo lu polities. Jlr, Parker, of tho committee, produced a petition officially signed by a largo num ber of assemblies asking Congress to legis late for the freo coinage of silver. Tbd witness said tho petition was not promulgated by tbo national Organization; that ho bad uovcr seen It bofore, and that tbcro was not a movement In favor or against special legislation by tho goueral Orirsnlzellon. Mr Turner said thero were a number of assemblies composed of colored men lu Pennsylvania, Virginia, Arkansas, Tons, Ac, and two or three hundred assemblies composed of ladles. "Vo are trained," said lie, "not to hi liovo In strikes. Strikes occur gonerally on account of parties refusing to meet each other." "Is tbo strlko overt" Inquired Mr. Craln. "I don't think so," replied the witness. "Our people aronot at work." Tbowltncs, referring to tha arbitration bill beforo Congress, said that ho agreed with President Cleveland that tbcro should bo a permanent tribunal for arbitration; that It wouldbo better than temporray f rbl trators selected under excitement, often as they would bo under tho bill beforo Con gress. He would llko to seo arbitration niado compulsory, Mr. McDowell, recalled, stated that In his opinion arbitration must be voluntary, and upheld by public opinion. Ho did not ludorso tbo position on tbo subject ex pressed by the President lu bis messago. Mr. Fowderlv stated to tho committee that Mr. Gould was mistaken In somo puts of his testlmouy on Thursday. IIo (Mr. Powderly) never told Mr. Gould that ho would deprlvo tho striking assemblies Knights of Labor In the southwest of their charters for any reason. Ho bad no author ity to deprlvo an assembly of Its cbartor for disobeying his order. Mr. Powderly dis avowed all responsibility of tho trouble in tho southwest Ho acted to stop it as much as bo could. Referring to a remark mado on Thursday by Mr. Hopkins as to prominent persons connected with tbo Cnl(.hts of Labor hav ing been seen around brokers' offices, most posttlvo denials of all stock speculation were made by Messrs. Powderly, McDowell, and Mr. Turner. Mr. Theodore P. Itynder, of Center county, Pa., made an appeal to the com mittee on behalf of the miners of Pennsyl vania, Maryland, nnd West Virginia, that tbo committee should havo Its powers en larged so os to Investigate tho troubles lu tho mining regions. Tho chairman said tho commlttco would, on Its return, ask to have Its powers en larged. IIo said they wero In harmony with tbo President's messago, oxcept that It did sot go far enough. Thero should be some rower In tho covornment to nrovont Inter ruption of railroad travel by tho quarrels of railroad owners and their employes. Tho committee at 1:30 closed Its sittings In 'Washington ; and It was arranged that tbo members should leave this city for St. Louis on Monday morning. BENATOII DECK'S OriNIOX. Senator Heck is outspoken In prafso of tho President's message on tho labor question. IIo says If ho could havo his way he would namo Allen G. Thuripan. Joseph E. Ma Donald, and Itoscoo Conkllng as labor com missioners, nnd give them $10,000 a year. Such a commission would command tho re spect of all parties, and would scttlo the labor troubles. Tlio Privileged Lobby tobolnvostljriited In tbo Ilouso yesterday, Mr. Voorhcos.of Washington territory", rlslug to a question of privilege, offered the following resolu tion : Jlmilvdl, That the rommltteo on rules b In. Klructcd lo Inquire whether Hon. U 1). M. bwelt. or any oilier ex-nnmbcr of tlio Homo wl-o bas availed hliuself of the prtvlleie of admlsMen lo Ibo floor, under rule 31, li inter ested as Agent or attorney lornnymllroidnr otber corioietlon, or intonated In Any cUlm or bill peudliiK before Congress, ami report In tho llousetho icsult of surh Inquiry with such recommendations as may bu ncrcu-iry. It had been an open secret, ho said, that ever since the beginning of this Congress a powerful lobby, organized In tho Interest of various rallioad corporations, had Infested the capltol, and that tho rules of the Ilouso had been openly, rapcatodly, and notoriously set at defiance by somo members of that lobby. Ho protested against tho continu ance of that rank and crjlngabnse. Ho did not Intend to reflect upon Mr. Swttt, but bad Inserted his namo becauso bo peitonally knew that Mr. Swett was at torney for tho Northorn Pacllla Company. Accepting suggestions made by several members, ilr". Voorbcos modliled his reso lution by omitting the namo of Mr. Swett and by 'providing that tha inquiry shall bo carried ou by a select commltteo of 11 vo mt tubers. As so modified tha resolution was adopted. rrnrfeillnea of. the Homo Yesterday. Tbo House met at 11 o'clock. In coutlnu anco of Thursday's session, aud at ouco. went Into commlttco of tho whole ou tbo ilvir and harbor bill. For an hour tbo bill was considered, and somo progress was made, and a few minutes beforo noon tho tomniltleo aroso and tbo Houso adjourned, aud Ftlday's session was opened with prayer by the chaplain. The President's messago on tho labor troubles was read, and motions to refer tho document gave lieu to a nhort, but Interest ing discussion, Tho message was finally referral to the commltteo ou labor with In stiuitlons to report upon It ou or beforo tbo IDth of May. Tho Ilouso then went Into commltteo of tbo whole (Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, In tho thalr) on the private calendar. A Scnato bill was passed for the rellot of Emerson Kthercdgo and Wm. I), Stokes, Tho House then at 4:40 tool: a recess un til 7:20. At tbo evening session sixty pension bills wero passed. . Oyr Nnvy' Successful Sham Jlattle, l'KitSACoi.A, Fi.a., April 33. The sham Initio to-day was n comploto success, tho sdvanco was repulsed, tha batteries taken, aud n complete rout followed, brought about by a successful flank movement. Tuo hottest contest culminated In front of the grand staud beforo tho largest attendauco dining tbo drill. -I. -yroni CIiIchro to Nowport News, CoLumnus, Ohio, April 23. President (liccn, of tho Columbus, Hocklug Valley aud Toledo railway, says In his report that nnangcmentahuvo becu made between tho Chicago and Atlantic, tho Kauawha and Ohio, und tho Chesapeake and Ohio for n 'through lino from Chicago to Newport News. llelatlvo to Vlrclnlu Ooupoua. lliciiMOM), April 23. Four of tho largest liquor dcalors of Hanover county havo do teimtned to pay their llconso tax Incoupons. Tho few mectlugs so far held In the county lo deprecate tho uso of coupons have not affected their value In tho market. Untied Stntea School Ships at the 0pol' Foht Mormon, Va., April 33. The school ships Saratoga, Portsmouth, anil Jauiettowu arrived lu tho capes to-day, THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE. SriCY DISCUSSION IN THE HOUSE OF ItEI'ItESENfATIVES. Tho Commlttco on I.nbor Directed to Iteport Upon tho Document by lllll or UtherwJso Ou or Ilofuro Sn'turday, SIny 10. Tbo President's messago upon tho labor troubles was read In tho Ilouso yesterday, whercupou Mr. Springer, of Illinois, moved Its refcrenco to tho commlttco on labor, with Instructions to that commlttco to ro port upon It by bill or otherwise ou or be foro 16th of Moy. Mr. Hammond, ot Georgia, thought that thcro was no reason 16 believe that tho com mlttco would not act diligently, and It was unusual to Instruct committees on such matters. Mr. Dnttcrworth, of Ohio, moved to refer the message to tlio commlttco of the whole Mr. Tluttcrworth'a motion was lost yoas 77, najs 147. Mr. Heed, ot Maine, regretted that thcro would bo no opportunity to discuss tho message lu commlttco ot tbo whole. Tho result would havo been moro speedy nnd useful legislation, than would bo accom plished by Its reference to a standing com mittee. There being thirty minutes dobato allowed, under tho rules, Jlr. Dnttcrworth secured tho floor. Tbo object of bis motion to refer the mes sago to tho commlttco ot tha whole, ho said, had been considered by some gentlemen as unwtso becattsa It could not bo reached at an early day. F.vory gentloman believed or affected to uellovo that the messago pre sented a question ot vast consequence to the country. It bad been bis purpose, If bis motion bad prevailed, to ask unanimous consent to fix an early day for tlio consid eration of this question, with tho hopo and expectation that It might bo fairly con sidered, not with a view to controlling the elections lu November, but with a vlaw to getting at a right solution of tha great problem. Ho wished that tha pooplo could read wbst was passing In the minds ot their assembled legislators hero, and segregate thelrdcslrotodo what was host for tlio country from what was regarded as a mere expedient to catch votes IIo nrotestod In the namo ot American manhood against any policy that segregated ono part of his fcl-low-cltlzcns and set them apart, ns if they bad an Interest In conflict , with tho great mass ot tho people. Who was thero that hoped and expected that bis children would eat bread oxcept In accord'wltb God's ordi nance, "liy tho sweat ot his face?" He had tbreo boys at his boarthstone, ouo of whom bud suffeied from tho hand of affliction and who would fight tho battle or Ufa against fearful odds, and ho protested against any legislation, against any resolu tion, against any organization that would segregate ono of thoso buys aud set blm apart as bolonglng to a peculiar part ot tho great constituency represented ncro. Men tleuien hero could not tlovato labor, God bad douo that in the .beginning. He was tired of this dcmagozlsm that sought to catch votes, not by asking what was belt for labor, but wbat tbo worklngmsn could be Induced to bellevo was best for them. Ho was In favor of organlzatlona which Drought together nil men aud recognized tbo universal brotherhood of men. Tho bill which passed hero a fow days ago was a hollow mockery and a sham. It was not even Intended to do anything for tho labor ing men; it was a nicro tub to a whalo a I'cllbcrata nurnoo to catch votes. Ha criticised tho want of consideration given to the arbitration bill by tho commltteo on labor. Thcro had been no effort to ascer tain tho fact. It a member secured Qfteon minutes to speak on tho bill ho devoted eight minutes to abuslug Jay Gould, six minutes to abusing corporations, und theu surrendered tbo otber minute, being un equal to tbo task of suggesting any remedy. "Wliv didn't jou suggest a remedy," asked Mr. O'Neill, of Missouri. "llceatieo jou didn't e;lvo me time oven to open my mouth," replied Mr. Butter worth. Mr. Bland, of Missouri. Wo had a bill here somo daja ago that proposed to sot the laborers of tbo country nt work; how did tho gentleman voto on that? Tho co itrac tlon of the cuircncy Is Impoverishing tho piopln todoy. "still borplng on my daughter," quoted Mr. Buttcrworth In reply, "If wo wero dlscursliig Infant baptism here tbo gentle man would stand up and want to havo tho luptlsmal basin purchased with standard til vcr dollars. Applause. In conclusion, Mr. Buttcrworth said that Congress owed It to Itself to tako up tha labor question and consider It carefully and then refer tbo subject to au approprlato committee. If it wero referred to n com mltteo now be feared that a measure would lie reported lepicscntlug not tho needs ot tbo hour, but the political necessities ot tho coming campaign. Mr. Itandall, ot Pcnntolvanla, confessed to a feeling of surprise at tha heat with which tho gentleman from Ohio had ap pioached (bis subject. Ho desired to direct attention to tbo fact that tho constitution mado It tho duty of tho President, from tlmo to time, to communicate to Congress touch leg tho stato of tbo Union, aud recommend such mceeurcs as ho shall deem necessary und cxpodlcut. Tho President had not ventured n. hair beyond that. Ho was met hero with an assault on his motive's. He asked that the messago should havo duo consideration and deliberation and a remtdy for tbo troubles conceived It pos sible and enacted Into law. Ha declared proudly that tbcro was not a word In It that appealed lu any particular to nuy party or any set or any class ot men in the United States. On tho contrary It appealed to Con- f;rcss, as a body ot Amerl;au citizens, wish ng for tbo public welfare, f Applauso. Mr. Weaver, of Iowa, was In favor ot tha motion to commit, with Instructions that the message might be calmly considered, The gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Buttcr worth) said It could only recolvo dellborato and calm discussion In tha committee of the whole, but what oxanipleof calmucss bad tbo geutleman himself set. He had not suggested any remedy for tbo troubles. It vios easy to find fault, to carp and criti cise, but It required statesmanship and ca'm deliberation to meet the underlying causes of tho general labor troubles. Mr. Gibson, ot West Virginia, regretted that tbo gentleman from Ohio should uudrrtako to bring politics Into a discus sion of this question. Tho gentleman had charged the majoilty ot tho Houso with rot bringing forwurd a proposition which would havo any practical tesults on tbo ltbor troubles. Tho troubles tbo country was suffering from wero tbu result ot tba powcis given by corrupt Congresses to cieat corporations under tho twenty years of lit publican administration, It was tho watered stock, the unjust charters urauted by Cougtess,)igatust which labor was rebel llnir. Mr. O'Neill, of Missouri, said that tbo arbltiatlou bill had bi'en discussed by the Ilouso for four days. Not one word of partisan bias had been lujectol Into fan do late. It had passed by u four-fifths vote. It bud leen reported unanimously by u f i-iinte committee, It bad beonindorsod by tie Journals of tbo couutry, and by tho In ttlllitmco of the country, nuil It rested with the geutli men from Ohio to take this pretext ( f tiijiitlng paitlsau bias Into the question. Ibeiiiutliiuan was so full of nartlsan bllo that ho could resist uo opportunity ot showing It. Mr, lio-cl, ot Maine, expressed bis satis faction with tho voto lie had cast for tha arbitration bill. The ccntlemau from Pennsylvania (Mr. Itandall), lutinlortiklng to excuse tbo President for his message, was tbo only mail who had accused him, Nobody ou tho Republican side had found any fault with tho Prcsldcut, or bad oven complained ot the lateness ot his arousing to the subject. Tlio question which was stirring among the people should bo de liberately considered by Congress. It might bo (hat Congress could devise a remedy, It might be that It could uot; but It was bound to consider the question and bound to consider with regard to something olso besides tbo Novembor elections. Mr. McCreary, ot Kentucky, was grati fied with the President's message, recardlug it as a wise aud forcible document, Tho relations between labor and capital wero not ns harmonious as they should be, and tha messago looked toward bringing them In harmony. Ho did not bellevo that tbo proper way to scttlo the difficulties betweou labor and capital was to uso violence. Ho lellovcd that arbitration was thu better plan. Congress should rccogntzo that labor bad rights, bnt also that capital bad rights, and It was tho duty ot Congress to cultivate bnimonynnd pleasant relations between tbo twc. Sir. Springer, of Illinois, supported his motion, contending that tho commlttco on labor was tbo proper commttlco to consider tho messago. He had moved tho Instruo tlons, becauso ho desired to respond promptly to tho recommendations of tho President. Tho wlso nnd thoughtful mes sogo ot tho President should bo considered In a proper spirit. Ho opposed tha motion to refer It to tbo cc-mmlttoo of tha whole, because It would bo burled there. Mr. Springer's motion was then agreed to. HASli HALT. GAMES. Tlio (Inino IIol-o Tu-Ilay Account or His Meeting of tho District Iiencus Gninc Klsewliora. To-day tbo Yale Collcgo Club will mako their first appearanco In Washington In a Eomo with tba Nationals, and, as the col lego boys haro been playing remarkably good ball with tho strong League clubs of New York and Philadelphia, n closo contost may bo expected. Tho game will boglri promptly at 4:30, and as the visitors have many friends In the city a largo crowd will no doubt be In attendance to see tho Yalo bo)s do liattlowtth tho horns club. The batting order ot both nines will bo as fol lows : Y'alcsBrcnincr, c; Brlgham, 1. f.; Match, lb.; Dunn, c. f.; Stewart, 2!i; Noyes: s. s.; Cross, 3b; tSboppatd, r. f.; Heyworth, P- Nationals Illnes, c. f.: Carroll, 1. f.; Start, lb.j Knowlcs, Sb.; Crane, r. f.; Ullll can, c; Gladmon, 3b.; Force, s. s., and Shaw, p. The District Lcagua held a meeting at tbo National Hotel last evening, aud sovcu clubs were represented the Riversides withdrawing. A schedule commlttco was appointed and tho reason will beglu May 10. The Initiation feu was reduced to $3, end tho clubs formlug tho League aro Mcichsuls, Pension Office, (loverumont Printing Office, Columbtas. Olympics, und Capitals. Tho games will be played at Capitol park end Olympics' grounds, lu Georgetown. OAMKS ELSEWIIKltE. At Providence Providence,"; Browns, 0. At Savannah Savanuab, 0; Memphis, S. At Newark, It. J. Detroit, 7; Newark, 3. m At Cincinnati Clnclnuatl, 18; Plttaburg, "AtPhlladclphla-Phlladolphla, 10; Roch ester, 3. At New York Athletic, 14; Metropoli tan, 0. Brooklyn, II; Baltimore, 3. At Richmond, Vu. Boston, 11; Picked Nine, 7. DEATH OF THISTLE. Louisville. Kv.. Anrll 23. Thistle. Mr. Spctbs well-known racer, died here to-day from blood poisoning, caused by a glass cut on tbo leg. 110SJIE11 TO IIOW AOAIN8T IIAMLAN, Quebec, April' 23. Tlio regatta com. mlttro bas chosen Georgo Hosmor, ot Boston, to meet Ilanlau for a throe lnllo ttull luce, on Lake St. Joseph, on thotlltb. ot June, for a purso of SI, OUO. i . THE RKCTOK'S SIDE. Stnleuient by Two Vostrymen of tlio As cension Church Troubles. Messrs. A. S. Pratt and Joseph 1C. Mc Cammon, two ot tho vestry of tlio Church of tbo Ascension, have Issued lu pamphlet fcim a roply lo tho statement made public tomodnjs ago by other members of tho ssmo vestry lu regard to the causes Im pelling a requcnt for tho resignation of tho rector. In answer, the minority say that tho statrmrnt will fall of tho desired Intent. They soy that when tho present rector co mo to the parish the contributions for tliiiteen.jears prior to 1873 werefl0,023.0tl, iibd tho total for thirteen years silica that date are S2SO,409CO, tho vearly avcrago being 21, 115.35. The compilations for last ear wero 1 30,053.85, tho largest reported. Tho whole number of pcwboUlcrs on April 7, In wholo or part, was 1,40. Iu 1873 thorn wiro 2&0 communicants, to 050 In li. Deference Is mado tn the Ladles' Associa tion, the relict committee, decoration com mittee, tho Industrial school, missionary lommlttce, Mothers' Mission, tho Women's Sewing Club, commltteo on church furni ture and grounds, St. Mark's Frloadly Lrsgue, tho Parish Guild, tho Ascension De bating Society, the Mission to Deaf Mutes, the Girls' Fiiundly Society, nnd St. Peter's Mission Sunday School for Colored Chil dren, inost of which organizations wero In augurated by tho present rector, aud tha tut cess attending upon them for tba pur pose of showing tho work done by him In thu parish, and In answer to tho charge of "stagnation of parish Interests." Under tho lltlo of "Threo Typical Uvouts" tha rector, iu n supplement to tho statement, makes full answer to references in regard tn bis occupancy of the parsonage, his elec tion as assistant minister, and tho Easter election of 1865, and Justflles himself lu all that he did. THE LIGHT INi'ANTHV 1'AIH. To l'o Opened Monday NltUt Tho Ar rungrmeut Complete. Tho Washington Light infantry fair com mltteo met last evening at the armory and viewed with satisfaction the piles of boxes which fill tho center ot the armory. Fivo hundred dollars additional contributions were announced. Tho opening of the fair, which will tako place on Monday night, will bo thoroughly English, as is tho neat vlllugo now built wlthlu tho armory. Tha doors will ba opened at 7:30 o'clock and at 8 o'clock an English squire, accompanied by bis fair ladles, will proceed to deliver n bombastic speech supposed to bo rhaiacteristlc of the eighteenth century, tho costumes' ot tho Inhabitants ot tbo vil lage being representations of thoso ot tlio period between 17C0 and 181$, tbo ladles' dresses being varicolored and picturesque, t'cotch aud English fashions will mlugle. The traveling putcnt-medlclno man, with Ida cure for ail ills, and formerly In tha empjoy ot tho mikado of Japau; tbo mighty Han Kban will dispense his wares, wblla the monttbonk will bo open for business. Tho whlto elephant of Burinah will also bo teady for tho chlldien. On Mouday tho ladles will be on hand at the armory, deco rating their shop windows. After to-day tho down-town headquarters of the fair will be closed, and all goods will ba sent to tbo armory. Order of tlia Nntlnnnl Union. Congressional Council ot tho National Union was organized last eveutug In tho Scottish Rite Hall by gentlemen principally connected with both houses ot Congress. Tho progress of this beneficial order lu this city teems ulmost phenomenal. Tho follow ing wero tlio ollicera ulectedi President, Col. W. If. Crook; vleo president, 11. (1. Pool, M. I),; ox-president, Wilton Vance; tpcakcr.Harry Bai ton; secretary, J. W.Cross; financial secretary, MaJ, Wm, Oscar Roouio; tr.osurcr, II, A, Pierce; usher, W. 11. Rey nolds; scigoant-al-arms, .1. u. .Helium; doorkeeper, James I. McCoimell; trustees, MaJ. Uoome, J. C. Donaldson, nnd A. 11. Mowery; representative, Wm. G, Mortou; alternate, C. II. Mauu. An I'leciloiiot OIllcerH, Washington Cpmmaudery, No, 1 K. T., at Its annual meeting last night elected the following officers: Emlncut commander, William U. Moore; generalissimo, Johu II. Olcott; captain, Gen. Henry K, Simpson; Srelate,'DanIcl MoFarlan; senior warden, oscph Brummott; Junior warden, Harri son Dlngman; treasurer, John Keywortli; recorder, Charles Shelte, and wardou, D, G, Dixon. l'rlce or Sugar Further 'Advuncod. 8am Franoisoo, Cal., April 23. Thero was auother'advance ot 1 o' a cent la sujar to-day, "OCTAVIA." IIF.R STORY OF THE HOME FOR THE WAIFS. Tlio Newsboys nnd Children' Aid Boeloty' iitid tlio 1'rec- EvontncHohooU l'rcipused I'lnn at Opirntlnn Tlio Itomelen Children of n lllg City. Thoso aro Intortsls In Washington which aro naturally Incorporated. The one Is a necessary edjunct ot tho other. Tho latter was an outgrowth ot tho former becauso cmbod)lng tho purposes and needs of tha original endeavor on tho part ot tho society to aid tho newsboy. The Newsboys' and Children's AtdSoslety bat a membership of about fifty ladles, Mrs. Darwin 11. James, tho esteemed wife ot tbo bonorablo United States representa tive from Brooklyn, being Its president. Tbo society has lately been Incorporator at n. ami o. nnroT. Of this board Chief Justice Watto Is the chairman, and his heart Is In tho noblo work. Tbo seal of tbo society Is about to be christened by adorning tbo collection book, which wll give friends ot tha causo a grand opportunity to measuro their appre ciation and applauso of this humanttariau work. This book need not bo the medium of a system of appeal and supplication for tho nccdyrit.Is rather a providential bless ing to tho public ond an opportunity for tbo benevolent to show that they havo open bands to rnato lbelr opon hearts. The or ganization, originally established In the In terest of thenosboys,ts the outcome ot thu Kindly thought of ono largo heart desiring to send cheer and comfort way down Into other souls. Over ono year ago missives wero sent out to tho "paper criers," tlutod with tho rose color of tbo dawn ot a now day for all needy children ot this city. Tbo messenger ot welcome reached hundreds of tho "little fellows of tho street," and moro than COO ot them clustered together, happy with tbo songs and talks, and perhaps hap pier with tbo refreshments so bountifully supplied. At this banquet, where at least thoro was "flow of soul," a resolvo was made, replete with future significance, and In later months may servo for tho public tho "feast ot rea son;" It was to form an organization for the benefit of tho newsboy, to which his beon necessarily added n work for all neely children. As It Is an established tact that otiyiCborltable work undertaken by woraon surely succeeds, though It may be slowly, It Is not needful to explain auyot tho pain fhlljdlumpbant steps and results ot this labor of love. Tho work Is broadening un der tho gcutlo manipulations of tba uoneil cent women, ss It alwujs docs, notwith standing liens' opinions, commissioners' doubts, tearclty of funds, nnd abundanco .uf toll and tears. Tho outgrowth bas re sulted lu tho oxletonco of a well-established sur&fty, whoso meuihcra are ou tho qu viva for new channels of noed and now methods ot access to tho same; also tho In auguration of an evening school system and day Industrial classes; (ho former directly resulting (from tbo Newsboys' and Cbll drens' Aid Society, and the Uttjr dlraetly under tho patronage ot Its members. Donations bare been made to tho society from Its Inelptency, and especially slneo Ihe otsurtri succefsts of thola-.tor months, which have been fraught with encourage ment for Iho future. Tho benevolence of Hou Lelond Stanford and wife, so nobly on tho alert to discover the avenues to tbo needy, bas been recently enlisted lit this cause, and their example of sending tbo ladles $100 might well bo emu lated, as It baa been by somo few gentle men. Others, both men aud women ot wealth, havo added donations. Tho vol untary plejlgo of n merchant lu tho city to contribute $10 per month to tbo funds used for needy children Is an offer which gives the ladles if thlb eoelety pride, and which Its (o-woiUrs, os well as members, may heartily wish toseo followed by othor mer chants. These donations are unmlstakablo signs thattbi charitable work is ono dear to mimy hearts. Tlio Newsboys' Union, whoso silver badge may bo seen on many a lapel of theso busy 1 cs scattered over tba city, Is not the name of f useless and meaningless society. It was formed by tho class alter whom It IsnnmedjMt was tho Dlcusure ot several Indies to Vis t It and to And the society reg ularly organized, with a president, vleo r rcsldent,tsfcretary, treasurer, sorgcant of tLu litmy, and doorkeeper, and as well quipped with tho needful constitution, by laws, executive board, and so on. Its mem Ictshlp .numbers over 175. Tho roll Is called, and overy membor Is given a badge, which gift Is recorded with his name. Ibis union bas a bank account which consists 'of tho receipts of Initiation fees and duos; (tho former 35 cents, tho latter 15 cents;, per month), and also ot such amounts any boy wishes tosavo and bavo plcred to his credit In tho savings bank, the r moll sum of 10 cents being admitted os the lowest deposit. Bo It known that this society bas backbone, musclo, ami marrow. "Ihelr aim Is to get tholr rights aud to do right, llonorabla manhood Is their foundation nnd motto. 'Iho officers stated that tbo wholo class ot newsboys; bad been slandered becauso of tbo misconduct of a fow. That they did not wont to carry the Ills and sins nt the lowest clsss tho llttlo thlovcs and gamb lers; that they wished to become good meu, and intended to show that their so ciety would bo an bonorablo ouo, aud that Its rules would control and Improve tbo numbers.; Tbo society wero put on their honor, aud any boy known to violate tho rules wonld bo Judged by tho officers, and suspended or expelled. Out of n large number present thcro was not u boy who did not live with his par ents, andlmany ot them contribute overy rent of their earnings toward renlentshlng tho hrmq larder, aud meeting tho house hold needs lu every way. Tho eoelety tettlcd their recent demand for what they "termed their rights" with tbo rilltms Miy nrbltrat'on," and wero vory glad to I'galn their point" by so poaceablo n mtlhod.' With ovldeut pride tho eocretary read the tonne of agrcemeut made with the National Kki'Iiuucan und l'ost. This paper was put Into tho hands of n lender, who ttood,nt tha above-named offices Satur day lust In tho midst of from 500 to 700 newtbojs -and received thu messago ot good news, which was called "our victory" by tho society. Tho contents ot tho paper, as made known by tho chairman ot tbo execu tive board and secretary, thowod that a de crease ot cost prlco to tho bo) s was balanced Injust propoitlou nlthaii expectation for Incieaso of soles. A voto wua taken, and every uov stood up to signuy nts intootiou and confidence In his own ability to Incroaso tbo sales uf tho paper according to agree ment. Delight was felt over tho victory of tho cieat question luvolvlng their rights. Hound aiid hearty cheers wero given for tho National Rei-uiilican aud l'ost, and for tho peaeeublo settlement of tbo serious In terests by arbitration, Tho short addresses of tha ladles lu attendauco were called out by Invitation of tho courteous prosldeut, i and each ono was followed by a klndlv aud "subdued applause. A voto ot thanks was passed for tno addresses jn&da and for tha work of their f rica Ji, the ladles ot the News- 1 oys1 Aid Society. Upon tho departure of tba ladles tbo president, Cyrus M. Allen, a married newsboy, who has ft paper route through certain government departments, accompanied tho guests to tho door and bado them good night, with hearty thanks In tho namo of tho "boys." Of tuo ordor maintained In this society during tbo even ing, It may bo said that every boy, with bat In bond, kept his chair, and, obedient to tho top of tbo gavel, kept commondablo order. Tbo cvf nlng school, llko a rcmody for tils, llko a response to the cry for help, llko the union ot causo and effect, lias been tho tccend step taken by this noblo band ot vSl' at wii.LAnn'a. women who set self sslde, who sacrifice time and money to servo others, and who resolved to lay the foundation of honorable manhood In the hearts ot every little news boy and needy child tn the national capital. This Is a great Held of labor, but tho piophecy of the present inspires tho work eis to expect much In tbo future. Tbo forecast ot a better condition ot the children ot the streets Is not a shadowy outllno, voguo and Indefinite, It Is tho beam ot sun shine, broad and bright, shed from a morn ing tun, and cast luto many byways nnd hlghwajs. Both workers and sympathizers are led on by great hopes which aro already defined and tangible. So cheer up newsboys and llttlo urchins of Iho street. Your day Is coming. The old story of tho Ignorant, unkempt, ragged, and neglected newsboy will bo a thing of rOUM) EVEltVWIIItllE. tho past which will bo remembered only as n poetical allusion of former dajs. When tho "newsboys' headquarters" nro opened 'In Washington (the day Is not distant), whero ha may bccomit n reader ot the newspapers as well as a trador In them; wbcro be may find books, bath rooms, gym nasiums, games, aud such sports as aro pracltcoblo and useful; whero, through nklnd of Intelligence office system, bo may betougbt fur employment when he la ready to advance from tho business nt tha stroot to the store aud desk, then tbo newsboy may bo congratulated. As tha dial of hu manity points to tha hour when the gcntlo influences of somo one's mother And sister will bo cast, like n lialo of protecting and elevating refinement, about tha needy child of tha street. It may bo said tho day has arrived In which tbo newsboy and tho struggling masses ot Illiterate souths will claim n place among the list of hcnorable, law-abiding, upright citizens, whoso voice aud voto mid integrity lu tho distant future of manhood may bo depended UDon as guided into channels of honor. The out-gron n newsboy will recall with reverence that gracious volco aud that tender heart of somo ono's mother or sister whom he would not have dlsappolntd for worlds, because sbo placed him on his honor, and taught him that ho uot only possessed it, but that the, little world around him wero eagerly Idoklug for Its development. Theso boys will not disap point their benefactors.. This ennobling work, Its possibilities ab sorbed nnd transfused through thu channels ot humanity, Is precisely that which a cer tain fow bavo mapped nut for future ac complishment. Their ranks are Increasing. Yet it may bo said tha harvest Is great, tho laborers aro few, but tbo needy children will be rescued and taught. While this Is a charitable work, tbo womanly workers need not be suppliants for aid und encour agement. The iharity is not theirs, It Is tbo public need, und tho public may well be grateful that somo ouo hoars tbe'buglo call for eld and responds. Tills Isu Dew public duty In Washington, for tha tlty Is lagging behind other cities In this nLd somo other branches of the benevolnices. It has been said that because Washing ton Is uot n manufacturing city that such care ns proposed aud tbo free evening schrol aro not In demand. Contrary to this assertion, tho fact stauda that here, as clsowheiv, supply must equal the demand, and for that reason alone this charity und tho freo school systom In tho evening bus been originated. It Is an urgent necessity nnd an Imperious demand. Tbo skeptical citizen needs simply to visit tho Newsbuys' Union, tako a voto on the question, then pass on to tho Sumner, Car roll, and Franklin freo evening schools, and within two hours tho investigator will become convinced not only of the need of this work, but cf the pathetic appeal for help v. bleu is equivalent to a prayer from tbfjoiiiig men and women who aro em plojed ullday, aud jet plna for tho Instruc tion of tlio evening school. It will seem a blessing to havo found n greed for some thing clco thau money. Ouo such evening will put an end to skepticism. To tee thoso open fertllo minds ready for the seeds of learning, llko to in my birds in tbo nest, with wide opon mouths, ready for the crumb ot bread, assured that tholrs la genuine hunger and that the hunger will bo eatlslled, Is a'tlght which will causo the Moid lo bo born with thu impulse, I will help those souls hungry for Instruction I A voto was taken by tho ladies visiting tbo Newsboys' Union as to their doslro to at tend evening schools, There was reflec tion Indicated In tho response mado by tho boys. Out of it largo number, forty-six signified that they wished to nttend. Sev eral pi i sent atteuded the day schools part of the dav. others were too far removed fiomlho school In tbo morning to cast n voto. nuiiuriuiioa proportion ot news- bojs attend tho evening schools, there Is no ono school or room doiotud to them as it class. It Is proposed to open the Henry building for thu purpose, transferring to this school tbo forty bojs now attending tbu Industrial classes ut Howard University under thu patronago ot thu ladles of tha society. The demand for evening schools in tuis city uus oeeu so great, tua ntienu nnco to regular, tbo Interest so unabated, and tho desire for continuance so zealously exprcrscd that tho present school rooms, tho present number ot ladles, tha present fund, iho present limit of tlmo Is Inadequate. This Is tbo expression ot a ncedyclass eager for an Opportunity to advance. A fair op portunity Is a diadem lu tbo hands ot any ouo who knows how to use It,. Tha capa bilities ot this class aro not known until tried. That many elevating ambitions are smothered lu the workshops ot Washington is vny evident from tho present cry for freo evening schools. Will this city so limit the fund to meet this demand, and so limit tha ago ot tho attendants, that scores will atU lu bu mado better cliltous. lu valul That (cores will fltk for on opportunity lo advance, to culllvatd their womanhood, and ask In vnlnr Tills demandomo fronts tio very classes whom no community can aftorU to keep In Ignorance, toward whom no hearts can afford to bo hardened or Indifferent. Special schools should be ostabllshed for tree even ing Instruction. Not less than ten schools should bo opened In Washington next year. Such work Would call for $5,000, while thcro Is an appropriation of only $i,(fn for the purpose. This sum falls Infinitely bo low tho demand, nnd excludes many a hungry mind to whom this city owes a dobt, and that tho crumb ot Instruction during a few hours after tha toll ot tho day. This work should properly become ft now Indus try In this city; a now nnd better uso made of tho public school buildings, for which tbo poor and laboring classes pay their quota of tax according to what they pos sess, but not according to what they get from thoso same school buildings, 'which heretofore bavo stood Idlo nnd dark as tho lives ot tho Ignorant masses for whoso education and elevation they wero erected for free Instruction. Public Instruction Is granted thoso who can attend day schools. Is It lu thu heart ot roan to deny freo Instruction for thoso vLo labor for their dallv bread all day, and merely ask two Lours' 'instruction In tho evening alter their labor under .he day sun has ceased? Doubly do this class sacrplc o to gain this Instruction. Doubly should they bo rewsnled by receiving it through liberal municipal donations. Shall thlsclan, as a Imdy, unlimited In numbers, appeal lu valuf Can Washington decllno what Boston A NEWSIIOV 01 AKOTItElt CLASS. proudly glories In? What other cities find to be a cry deserving of hearty response, nnd benefiting to people aud city allkof Tbo actual necessities of this great and bu mono work arc not exorbitant. The school rooms, unless used for this purposo Iu tbo evening, aro closed, aud It Is evident to ob servers that to this proposition there would not bo one dissenting voice If tho facts of the caso and tho demands wero known, and tho eagerness with which tho Industrial branches have been pursued by tho pupils availing themselves ot theso practical ad vantages as furnished by efforts nnd ex pense of tbo ladles. Llko tbo gas lamp of the streets, which nt Its basa has 'illng ol darkness, while a llttlo removed a circle of light, so docs the national capital seem. Tho ignorant mattes of tbo workshops and the street, tbo ) t-srnlng ) oung men and women of tha desk and counter, nro unapprised lu their hunger for Instruction, whllo tbor see from every .height the goddess of liberty and tho bulls of legislation where laws are mado for the people, where the rights ot the most lovely ran demand a boiring. Nowhere Is thero found to be such opportunltlesfor the rapid development of tho perceptions as In Washington, for gaining so early In life general Information ou topics nt national Import, for tho growth of Intelli gence, refinement of manners, for tho bal ancing of tlio faculties through constant nuu usciiu uircutsiou and information, nldid by tbo contact with the thinkers an 1 lsw-natcrsof coniretslonal circles. Is It to bu wondered that thoso who llvu wlthlu this atmosphere, and jut nro uoabln to de vote) cais to covctrd study, ask of tho city or their generous benefuctorn n fow hours of Instruction to appeaso ambition aud ad vanre their standing? The superior advan tages cf Washington are felt by tno u lo cated claries; how much mora keenly felt, then, by tboclnss deficient lu education and desiring it! Given a certain tlmo of plow ing andtced sowing among thoeo aspirin; minds of tho to-day uneducated and self supporting classes, and tha natural results of harvest, and doubtless a plentiful har vest will result. Tho more, not tho less. Is required ot the notional capital, uccordlug to tha p.irablo ot tho talents. Octavia. liny Hands nf Amorlcnu Women Tim eilovex Duty Wciir. F.vcry nation lias Its characteristics. That tbo ladles ot America havo good shaped and extraordinary small hands Is demon strated by thu French aud Kngllsh manu facturers, who oxport In largo quantities gloves mode Iu small sizes, made expressly for the American market, aud which havo uu "ale lu I'.uropo. Tills market Is a good ouo forforclgnirs, elneo ladles nro very ox truvogant with gloves, generally wearing light shades, and discarding them as sion as slightly soiled. The mora frugal llngllsh and French wuar darker colors, and uso their gloves very tenderly. Millions of dol lars aro annually paid as duties ou Imported gloves. ManyNow York stores retail gloves exclusive!)'. Harris Bros., ol Broadway, aro credited with tha finest stock In tho eountry. Then comes 5Icssrs. Brill A Co., wl o havo several stores. Tho third largest glovo business in tho United States employs 17 assistants und uses 120 feet of counter. Tl o shelves comprise 250 drawers, each holding 0 dozen palis, making a grand total of 15,000 dozen pairs of gloves to select fiom. Such Is tbu glovo department ot tho l'alals Rojul ot thlscltj'. Washington ladles must bo very extravagant to support such n venture. That It exists cau bo o;ularly demonstrated. Consular Itororin lllll Amonded. The Ilouso commlttco on foreign affairs jcstcrJay acrccd to report favorably, with a few unimportant amendments, Repre sentative Belmont's consular reform bill. Ihe bill provides for u re-arrangement of the salaries of consular officers, a limita tion of tbu Inv olco uud other consular foes, and otber minor changes In tho oxlstlng consular tjstcmwlth u vlow to Increasing t-IIW'leui-y. 'Ihe House an Friday lost assigned a day for jiuferrul business of tlio foreign af fairs committee, aud this bill stands llrst on the lift. Aprrnprbitlni; fur I'lirtdirn MiillHarvlro. The Scnato committee cm appropriations je'sterdayflulshod consideration of the post office appropriation bill, nnd Senator Plumb will repoit It on Mouday. Tha only lin pnitani cmenduieuts are the following: S 10,000 Is added to tho npprojirlitlon for Increasing thu special mail facilities to mid.o u connection with Cuba; thu Fryu amendment In substance Is adopted appro priating $MX),000 for foreign mull service, and Iho Inst jcor's provision that no mnro than IHO.OOQ shall ba used for thu exten sion ot tha free dt livery service Is rcadopted, l'rolitihly I'aliit Aeuliluut. John DIbblo, nged CO ) cars, n cart driver, met with a painful accident ut 2.30 o'clock ictterdav afternoon, Uu was driving his cat t along tho new icscrvolr embankment win ii thu cult upset und tumbled dowu tho embankment, a distance of twouly feet. DIbblo was caught under tho cart, and ho was severely Injured about tho chest aud heud. " Who Hiilil Kills ? "" This Is tho extraordinary tltlo of nu arti cle lu our paper ot to day, au nrtlclo which presents statements so wonderful that wo should atonco ref uso them credence bnt for the wcll-l.nown veracity and other virtues of the author A. Kaufman, Ilia Wnuther, For Washington and vicinity-Fair weather, stationary leuipvrature. Thermometry readings 3 a. m., tV) CP; 7 a. m, W.u"; 11 a. m 7J.00; P. m., 8l.uj 7 p. ru.. 'i7 0J; II p. u., Mill"; mean tempera ture, Vu.o": maximum, fft.00; minimum, WUP; mean relative humidity, Ol.Cr3; total proclplla. tlou, ,00 Inches. WO fOFOMR STATESMEN. rORTItAlTH AND HISTORY OP TWO" JIE FOIIMCAK LI(HITb Hon. Augustus ir. I'ettlbone, "Iho l'rotcctor of tlio I'ooplo' Jtnterinti" llio MoUvst, Yet Appreclutoil W.irk of Hon. Sereuo IU l'nyne. P.verjbody who goes up to tho lt.)it) of Representatives, or rcadsncwspapers.knows Representative Augustus II. Pcttlbonc, who represents tho first Tcnncsso district. Mr. Pettlbono has been In tho past three Con gresses, and bis wldo cxperlenco and keen oht ervntUn have mado blm one ot the lead ers on the Republican side. Ho Is an au thority ou tbo leading Issues ot the day, a prominent and forcible talker, aud a deep thinker. Ho watches legislation with a II0.V, AfOUSTUS II. rETTinosn. sharp and jealous eye. and tho people, hivo uo better champion ot their rights, or pro tector of ustlonal Interests thau he. In short, Mr. Pettlbono Is Just tho kind of msu for Congress, and as bis constituents aro pleased with him, he will no doubt bo re turned. Jlr. Pettlbono was born In Oblo la 1F35, and practiced law at M!lwaukce,JYI. Ho entered the federal army at the break ing outjof tbo war as a private, but roan to major of tho 17th Wisconsin volun teers. He resumed tbo practice of law at tho close ot tho war at urccnvlllo, Ttaa , and was elected attorney general for tho first Judicial clrcutt of Tennessee; was pres idential elector for tho first congressional district on tbo Grant and Colfax ticket In 1EC8, aud was for several years assistant United States district attorney for tho eastern district; was elector for tho state-at-largo oo tho UaycsAVheeler ticket In 1ST0. and was theu elected to forty -seventh Congress, being ro-electcd. Although this Is only bis second term li Congress, Representative Sereno E. I'ajn.-, HON. SEIIENO r.. PAYNE. of tho twcnty-tcvciith New York district, Is a well-known aud popular figure lu tho House, and Is regarded cs ono of tho partic ularly bright Republican lights. Ha is a quiet und modest worker, and his constitu ents have the pleasure ot knowing that they are well represented. On national questions Mr. l'o j no is it freo and liberal thinker, and uses rare good judgmeut In votlug aud t peaking ou tbcin. Mr. Payne's speech In support of tho repott ot tba committee ou elections lu tbo Hurd-ltomets case was an oblo and exhaustive argument, and was highly complimented by hU Republican utsoclates. Ho was so ac ceptable to his tide that other Republicans j hided their time to blm, rather than Inter rupt his argument. Mr Payne Is a native of tbu stato which ho represents, having been lioru at Hamilton lu 1MJ. lie was admitted to tho bar In 181X1, and has since practiced law In Auburn, bis borne. He was city clerk from 1WW to 1S71, uud was supervlVor for a j ear. IIo was district at torney of Cajugu county from 1873 to 187.', and Has president tit the board of educa tion from lb7d to lt&3. Ho was elected ti thu forty-eighth Congress, aud reelecte I to tbu present one. Ilnso ball) llnso ball! Capitol park, 4:3). Thu Nuvy Department nnd tlio Now Oruisen. Tho following statement Is mado at tho Navy Department! "Tho refusal of Con gress to set astdo n day for thu considera tion of naval uffutrs was partly baaed on tbo nllcgcd tlowness of tbo Navy Depart ment lu beginning the construction of tho four vessels alrcudy authorized by tho act of March 3, 1?K5. Ono very Important fact was lost sight of lu tho discussion. Tba net mentioned contained no provision tor arma ment. As tbo gnus and carriages will tako about us long to build as tbu ships them sehes, Congress will pructlcallv fix an earliest possible date for the actual commis sioning of tbu vessels wbeu it appropriates money for their batteries. In tho mosnttmu tho department Is utilizing tha euforcel delay bv perfecting tho bull aud engine plans that both may bo successful. For Ibis delay lu getting thoso ships luto tha servlco Congress Is wholly responsible not tho Navy Department." . Tin: IIaster Hook nv THE Ykaii, "Tho Mo rago or tlio lltucblrd." Price, 75c, at Whim kcr 1, 1103 Pennsylvania avenue. Tho I.uto William II, llayno. At a special meeting ot tho board ot di rectors of tho Second Worklngmou's Build ing Association, held last evening ut their hall, for tho purposo ot taking action on thu death ot thctrlato associate, Wm. II. Bayuo, the following resolutions wcrouDaulmuusJy adopted: herons It bus ideosed tlio AtmLrhtv to rail from our nitd.t our c.U'Liiicdiricinl und auo elute, Wm. II. Payne; bu tt Jlfttitmt, That uc. tho directors of thoRecaml WorliliiKuien'a Ilulldlmt Asochulnn, ox press our Heartfelt sorrow und regret at tho depul uro of our truo friend aud tiouest man, au up rlcht Kcntleiean, who was zealous worker la Ibe luicre.t of thei association. l.'ifvlieil, llint wo deeply sympathlao with, his Urravcd family, who havo autforuJ agrou and Irreparable- cu. J.Wiid, That acopy of thoso resolutions lu spread on the minutes of our meeting, an 1 utt thut a copy bo sent to tho family of the de ceased, Thomas Hhoiikkick, President, John T. Lynch, Bccrctary, ' BkK the Family Atlas, 30c., at Whltaker'4 Ilea luiisylvaula avenue, Nationals vs. Yolo College to-day, VI V 1