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VOL. XXVI. NO. 128.
amnwEns imuwa oiieece to keep
Gladstono Said to Expect Doreat A.
fiensntlon In Irnlnuil Attempt to De
stroy n Church Kloters llouted by
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Incidents of Yesterday' Kxnmtnatlon
Opinions About tho President' Mes-
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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,
l'rlce or Sugar Further 'Advuncod.
8am Franoisoo, Cal., April 23. Thero
was auother'advance ot 1 o' a cent la sujar
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
" 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.
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.-,
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
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
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,

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