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TlllfS CRITIC-ItFCOBI), WASHINGTON, D. O., MONDAY EVENING, MAY 11, 1801,
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THE C1UTIC-KECOKD.
every BVBNINO
1V Till
WASHINGTON oniTIO COMPANY.
Ofllco, 048 D Straot Northwest,
WASHINGTON. . 0.
THHJ18 OF SUlMORirTlON.
One year, by mall or carrier 8 00
One month , 3ft
VAginyoTos, 1). C, Mtv 11, 1801.
THE TREND OF IRON I'ODUCTIOX
AND MANUFACTURE.
IlttumroitAM, Ala., Moy. 10. Tlio first
fdilpmcnt of Iron plpn ever ntado lu the
t-outh left for Daltlmoro yesterday by
way of thollicliinnnd mid Danville Rnil
rond. It wns made by n Bessemer, Ala.,
Utin. A wild train of twcnty.fivo oars
composed tlio shipment, and It Is the first
of n 6,000-ton contract.
The foregoing is an illustration of the
great industrial upheaval in the Southern
mineral field. Four years ago tho slto of
Dcsecmor, Aln., was simply that of n vir
gin forest with sparse cloarlngs. To-dny It
is n city of 0,000 inhabitants. Seven iron
furnaces, with tho capacity of n daily
product of 000 tons of pigiron, arc in oi
eratton. An immense- rolling mill, cm
ploying COO hands, was one of tho first
Industries established, which has been
followed by foundries, rancliino shops
and tlio various concomitant factories
and institutions which go to make up a
prosperous manufacturing centre.
One of tho latest additions to that city's
complement of industries is Hint of the
largest iron pipe works in this country, a
plant established by the Howard & Har
rison Iron Company, lato of St. I.ouis,
which manufactures iron piping of nil
sixes, as large as forty-eight to sixty
inches in diameter. This plant has n
capacity of 300 tons dally. The shipment
mentioned in tho dispatch above is from
this plant.
"Why this trend of iron manufacture?
Pimply the incomparable cheapness of
iron production and unusual facilities in
competing railroad transportation. Tlio
irou ore is delivered into the cupola at
Bessemer at a bare cost of fifty cents a ton
lo tho operator, while tho best of coking
coal is delivered at tho ovens there at a
cost of seventy cents per ton. Iron In the
pig there costs only from S7.G0 to $8 per
ton.
No wonder, then, at tho remarkable
mineral and industrial development of
that section.
The New Yor.K Jlerald is pleased to cast
a slur by innuendo upon tho President
liccanse, during his trip through the
South, tho latter referred to the rebels o
thirty years ago as "Confederates." This
strikes tho Herald as particularly mean
spirited, and leads that peculiar journal
to instituto certain odious and inappro-
rtiato comparisons. It is a pity that tho
Jftrald cannot distinguish more nicely in
these matters though, to be sure. Vc
havo had occasion to observe that tho
typical New Yorker is habitually prone to
mistake politeness for servility and to
look on courtesy as cowardice. Tho
typical New Yorker makes this mistake
Jn his clubs, in his travels, in all the re
lations of life; and, we regret to say, tho
more highly he is placed the more fre
quently and the more brutally ho makc3
it. Perhaps it is only natural, therefore,
that the Herald, which is tho typical New
York journal, should ape the cngagine
habits of its set, and look down upon Mr,
Haukisox because, in traveling through
the South and receiving Southern hos
pitality, ho is groveling enough to
requite their cordiality with grati
tude and consideration. 'When the
average New York swell visits
Washington and other provincial
towns and receives with haughty com
placency the attentions of tho admiring
niitics, ho never demeans himself by
thanking the latter for their efforts or
even by entertaining tho idea that they
may bo entitled to notice of any kind.
Tho difference between Mr. Hakmsox
and the average New York swell is tho
difference between a gentleman and a
cad. Mr. IIamiipox does not feel called
uron to snub tho ex-rebels at this late
day. He exhibited his opinion of rebellion
by buckling on his sword and helping to
crush it; but now, after a lapse of a quar
ter of a century, he thinks ho may safely
return to the amenities of peace. Pray,
what would the editor of the Herald call
the Southerners if he were visiting their
country and found himself enjoying thair
hospitality? But perhaps he is not in
vited out when ho travels in that section.
Ta ta, Itata! So long, Charleston I
3Ccep cool if you do get Chili.
Mil. I'AfcQUAi.E Conn:, tho inflammable
gentleman who represents Italy at New
Orleans, is getting himself disliked. He
docs not seem to havo the proper estimate
of his duties anil privileges, and has been
offensively prevalent of late. It is all
very well for Mr. Cohte to inako represen
tations to his superior officer at Washing
ton, or to answer inquiries addressed to
him at Now Orleans, and generally to dis
charge the duties of his place; but when
it comes to denouncing the local officials
of Louisiana, lecturing tho grand jury
and condemning tho Mayor, it would ap
pear that Mr. Cokte has been supcrservico
able to say the least. Nor is this Italian
gentleman content with doing an imperti
nent thing; he must do it in a stupid and
offensive way, forsooth. Nobody in
Jew Orleans, or in any part of tho coun
try, for that matter, cares what Mr. Conic
thinks of tho grand jury and Its report.
He is freo to admire or to dlsapprovo both
or cither of them, just as ho pleasa?. In
fact, it was expected that he would disap
prove, and the country has discounted its
happiness accordingly. But it is not
necessary or agreeable that a foreign
Consul should set himself up as a critic of
our domestic affairs, and it is especially
unnecessary and disagreeable that ho
should do so in an insolent and offensive
manner. Tlio chances are that Mr. C'oivrn
will bo asked to leave New Orleans. Ho
lias become obnoxious to the pcoplo and
the authorities of the city, and his con
tinued pretseneo thoro can servo no useful
purpose.
JIkvwkbn hie Chilian
Ami Sicilians.
The greedy Haytlnns,
Ami eke the Malign,
Kccretnry JIi.ai.ne has his hands full, but
will arrivont his destination with a satis
factory degree of total similarity.
Okktiiino w qviTE clear: Tho Now Or
leans lynching has not had .tlio offoct of
discouraging Italian emigration to this
country. On tho contrary, it seems to
linve stimulated it. Not only liuvothe
children of that sunny climo crowded
Into the United States with extraordinary
i-ngcrnegs and In unprecedented numbers
since lait March, hut this has been as
noticeablo at Now Orleans as at any other
of our seaports. It would scorn, indeed,
ns if tlio averago Italian wero quite will
ing to tako tlio chance of being lynchod
here, In order to oscape the certainty of
fctarvinjjto death ot home. And why
fchouliln't he? Tho chance of lynching
In (bin country is extremely remote, oven
though tho individual do everything to
invite it, while tho prospect of starvation
in Italy is imminent and porpetual. Al
together, it cccms a strange and grotesque,
situation. IIudihi scowling and gwtl-
diluting at ns for alleged pcrnenution ot
Italians, And the Italians themselves fall
ing over each other In their Initio to get
nway from Itrmm nnd escape to Amer
Ira! Wonder if th hnmor of the thing
will everdnwn on Koody?
The Critic liE(oni) made no mistake
when it said, on Saturday last, that the
Oovernment could safoly be expected to
do I la full duty toward Chill in tho matter
of tho Ilntn affair. It was hardly to bo
expected that tho Secretary of the Navy
would fall upon tho neck of tho first re
porter he met and pour into his yawning
oar the wholo story of the flovornnient's
intentions; but it wa not necessary, on
that account, to assume, that tliero was
any doubt or mystery about tho caso.
Tho Unilod Stales was under a plain obli
gation in the promises and to apprehend
any default therein would have been to
cast a wicked and unfounded aspersion
upon tho nation's honor.
If the Cadets at tlio Naval Academy
nro not to bo afforded an opportunity to
sec the White Squadron, there is yet time
to enter into negotiations with tho Gov
ernor of Maryland to get tho Stato's
oyster navy to evolute at tho graduation
exercises.
ON HIT.
Senator ami lire, llrlce go to l'a rls In June.
Colonel nnd Mr. Whltllmoro sail tor Europe
Juno s I.
Mr. and Mr. I. Lowrle Hell go to MAluo for
IIic dimmer.
Colon"! Jolm liny and Senator Washburn
nro In Paris.
Judgo nnd Mr, Bancroft Ravlx fire going
nbrokd shortly.
Mr. nnd Miss Halford are expected back from
Europe shortly.
Judgo Denny is In Paris returning from the
Consulate in Corea.
Mr. anil Mr. W. C. Endlcott, jr., nrcvlsltlng
relalhcs lu the city.
Senator nnd Mm. Vance are mnklng ready to
go to Europe shortly.
Colonel Tyler nnd lite family will spend tho
summer at Tnkoma Park,
Lieutenant nnd Mrs. II. M. O. Brown go to
Deer Park tor the summer.
'The Spanish Minister tins taken n cottage
near tloston lor the summer.
General and Mrs. Dana will go to the New
.England coast tor the summer.
Rev.Dr, Douglas ot St. John's Church and
Mrs. Douglas will go abroad In June.
Ex-8cnntor A. P. Wllllnmsot California is
at tho Fitth Avenue Hotel, New York.
Baron ami Baroness Zcdwitz, attcr two
months In Europe, will go to Newport.
Commander John Schoulcr, United States
Navy, Is at the St. Jmncs Hotel, New York.
Mr. St. A. Knapp ot tho Interstate Commerce
Commission Is at the Windsor Hotel, New
York.
The Marine Hand will begin to plav In tlio
grounds at fhe White Houeo the first Saturday
In June.
The Country Club's IS o'clock tea on Wednes
day Is among the pleasant coming events ot
the eek.
Mr. and Mrs. I!. 1". Porter have gone to Cali
fornia for n brief trip, to return in the latter
part of June.
The Potomac Literary Club holds Its last
monthly meeting on Wednesday next at 1311
Eleventh street.
The Trench Minister has received no official
Information of his beluc transferred to an
other post of duty.
.nr. aim .Mrs. ncury i.. renew sail iroin jicw
York for Europe on tho Traave ot the North
l!rcmcn.llnc June 11.
Miss Helen Woodbury, the sister of Mrs.
Montgomery Dlair, will spend the summer as
usual In Now England.
Senator Cullom has leased cx-Secrotary
Bayard's homo on Highland Terrace and.wlll
ocenpy It In tho autumn.
Paymaster C. P. Thompson, United Htatss
Navy, who has been on n brief visit to his rel
atives In Richmond, his returned to Wash
ington, Miss Ajcr of Danville, Vt., who lias made a
lasting Impression here by her brightness
cleverness and prctttucss, goes home on the
50th Instant.
Mrs. William Morris Hunt's reception In
honor ot Mrs. Whclan of Philadelphia nnd Mr.
and Mrs. Lo Breton's mwlcale are the principal
social events tn-ulght.
Mrs. Hawkins, wife of Colonel U.S. Haw
kins, Twenty-first Infantry, now Btatloned at
West Point, with her two daughters, will spend
ft month at the Hygcia, Old Point Comfort,
Vn.
Miss Virginia Peachy WIso of Wllllamshnrg,
Va., who has been visiting relatives hero, goes
to New York this week to visit her undo, Hon.
John S. Wise, the prominent lawyer nnd poli
tician. Miss Kate Riggs has finished a line portrait
In oil of her father, which Is cnadmlrnbleliko
ncsf, and a fresh proof of that ymng lady's de
cided talent as nu nrtlst and her faculty of
making a speaking resemblance.
Mrs. Harrcll ot this city Is visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. Slakcr, at Fortress Monroo. Miss
Grace Maxwell of San Francisco lavishing her
aunt, Mrs. Oencral Do liussoy, and Mrs. Major
Parry and Miss Kate Parry aro with Mrs. De
ltnsscy also, at Fortress Monroe.
Tho concert of the Marine Baud nt the
Academy of Music on Friday night next, tho
conceit ot tho Boston Festival Orchestra May
11 at the Academy ot Music, and the concert by
Gllmore'a famous band on Sunday night. May
til, nt Albaugh's, arc tho coming musical treats
ot the near future.
The strawberry fete In aid of the Washing
ton Hospital for Foundlings will be given
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from B to
11 o'clock at 1323 Thirteenth street. Mrs. .1.
Fairfield Carpenter, Mrs. ficorgo Bloomer,
Miss TIsdcll, Miss Swau, Miss Weatcott, Miss
dol'eyster, Miss Matting))', Mls Helton, Miss
Scott, Miss Condlt Smith, Mrs. J. A. Swope,
Mrs. 0. O. Staples, Mrs. Theodore Noyes,
Mrs. D. A. Chambers, Mrs. I.lghtfoot. Mrs. De
Witt, Miss llrlttou, Miss Swope, Mrs. Itosa
Tliompsor, the Misses Hutchinson, Miss ltlley.
Miss Palmer. Miss Hatch, Miss Somers, Miss
Heaven nnd Miss Nobloaro tho ladles who will
preside OTcr the various booths. The object
ot tho fete Is one that appeals strongly to the
philanthropic and charitable.
Among the beauties and prettiest girls of the
set son Just orcr might be mentioned Miss
Alice N. Parker, Miss Betty Henry, Miss Adele
1'nnur.ack, Miss Ilachcl Cameron, Miss Jack-
n, Miss Kfllo Burrltt, Miss TllTany, .Miss IUta
Itlggs, Miss Ayer, the Misses Darnellle, lUn
Gregory, Miss T.ilcr, Miss Sybil D'Oyly, Miss
Elliot, daughter of Colonel Elliott; Miss Elise
Horsey, Miss Carroll, Miss Everett, Miss Itlloy,
Miss Letter, MIssMay Clagelt, Miss Dcarlng,
Mlts Johns, Miss Ullso Thompson, Miss Bessie
Porter of Baltimore, Miss Edle, Miss Mabel
Hunt, Miss Allderdlcc, Miss Itiith Krrr. MUs
Ashhurtt of Philadelphia, Miss Maud Ditvldge,
Miss Scranton, Miss Van Vechten of Albany,
Miss Winifred Beckham, tho Misses Wander
ling and Miss Mny Cox,
VKItSONAI..
Dr. S. M. Angell ot New Orleans, Louisiana,
is at the National.
Mr. O. W, Parker ot Fort Defiance, Arizona,
Is.nt the St. James.
The Boston Festival Orchestra are stop
ping at tho National.
Mr. It, 1). Chandler and wife of San Fran
cisco, are at Willard's.
Ex-ItcprcBcntatlv Clrosvcnor ot Ohio, nnd
(Jcuernl Oronerot Virginia, are at the Ebbltt.
Messrs. E. M, Danow of Fargo and J. It,
Logan of Grand Forks, N. !., are nt Willard's.
Mr. G. F. Gratwlcke of Exeter, England, and
Mr. B. S. Coleman ol Lexington, Ky,, nro at
WelckerV.
Mr. E, A. Smith of Turcaloosn, Ala., nnd Mr,
Sain Jones ot Knoxvlllc, Tcun., are at the
Metropolitan.
Messrs. Itobert It. Symon and Illrain S.
Maxcm ot London, nnd B. F, Wood ot the
Navy aro at the Arlington.
Mr. Itlchard Sylvester, Jr., chief clerk of the
Police Department, left Inst night for Kimas
( Ity, i hero he will pay n visitor two weeks'
duration to relatives, lie was uciompanled
by his vtlfe nnd child, who will remain for sev
eral mouths.
Mttioiiolltun-W. H. Wilkes and wife, Waco,
Tox.j William M.Spllman, Virginia; Perry de
Leon, Georgia; C. It. X'lckiird.Huiitbvlllo.Ala.;
II. M. Uarrlsandwlfo, Chicago; D.Uctancourt,
Tampa, Via ; Andrew West, Atlanta, Ga,
Actional J. II. K. Ilownim, New York; C.
E. Zone, Philadelphia; W, C. Spencer, BoUou;
M. Fellows. Clifton Park, N. v.; William it.
Mono, Albany, N. Y.; M. A, Prow, Lynn, Mass.
SI. Jamu-V. T. CrJchtou, Cincinnati; ltt
rardo Sareuas and I'. Camaello. Philadelphia;
F. O. Knophe, New York; W. l Fnrboe, Nor
folk; (I. It. Pride, Jacksonville,- Fla.; E. U.
Grey, Boston. Mass.
ll'itforci'ir-JI.Woodburo, Pittsburg, Pa.; Mr.
and Mis. Frank Criiuilrll anil Miss Florence
li. Ciandnll, Detroit, Mich; W. M. Kails, J.o
Vegas, N. M.; A. II. Putter and wife. Proil.
ilrnco, 11. 1.; Frank C. Taylor and Mr. and Mrs.
C. W, Xcott, Philadelphia.
Atlihgton William II. German nml wife,
Chicago; Geoi-ue A. Eddy, l.oavomvorth, Kan.:
W. I). Franklin, New York; Dr. John I).
Martin, Bavnnunu, (Jn.; It. W. Davenport,
Eolith Uethleheui, Pa.; II. M. Campbell and
vilfe, Detrolt.Mbh.; WnrreuE. Hill, Brooklyn.
IIWrler'D-tj. U. Newton, J, F, Frost and O.
H. Marlon, Boston.
JiliUt Mrs. Young, Now York; II, Craw
ford, Ohtesgo; c. i). Ulna, Youiunlown, Ohio;
Mr. and Inn. Samuel Park, New London,
Coon.; li. F ..James, Wllinlngtoo, Dal.; C. C.
Ilaldwin, Cl0TC)audi J. 12. Jopllng, Mttnmette,
Mich.
JMtl JoAntmt J nmta Melton, at. Louis: IU
Keuni, Brooklyn: !. N. Nowf and N. Wlu
hie. Mnvantinb. (In.: l'.V. Dewos and Intullv.
J Chicago.
THE NEXT HOUSE,
AN INTEUKftTlNG ANAIA'SIB OP IT3
POMTlOAIi COMPOSITION.
Charters of the Election of President Holng
Thrown Into the House Tart Which
The Palmers' Alliance. Will Play.
The printed list of the members-elect of
the next House furnishes soma interesting
figures and deductions says Louis Cartho
in tho llHltimoro Amerd-an, Tho list Is
unofficial, but it is accurate. Of tho 332
members thoro aro 287 Democrats, 87 He
publicans and 8 membors of tho farmers'
Alliance who will not go into cithor party
caucus. There aro other members in
Souther)) Stales who wcro elected on tlio
Allianco platform, but lliey wilt vote on
party questions with tho Democrats.
Olanclng over tlio list by States it ap
pears Hint there are of the II States no
less thnn 10 with solid Democratic delega
tions, and 10 more whero tlio majority of
tlio delegation is Democratic. Tliero aro
10 States with solid Itepubilcan delega
tions, and 2 with Itepubilcan majorities,
Of tlio remaining 3 Stales, 2 have Alliance
majorities, while in in tlio 1 remaining
State, Minnesota, thoro are 3 Democrats, 1
Itepubilcan and 1 Allianco man, so that
tho delegation on a voto is Democratic.
Summing up, tho Democrats control tho
vote of 30 States, tlio Itcpubllcatis 12, the
Alliance 2-total 11.
There arc then 10 solid Democratic dele
gations and 10 Itepubilcan. Tho 10 solid
Democratic delegations includo a mem
bership of 100; the 10 solid Kenublican
delegations a total membership otir. Tho
frightful disparity lies in tho fact that of
tho 10 solid Itepubilcan delegations, 7 or
theni Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, North
Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wyom
ingconsist of 1 member, who is a solid
Itcpublican. There remains3so1idStates,
of, which 2, South Dakota nnd Vermont,
havo 2 members each, and tho State of
Elaine, with Jlessrs. IJced, Boutollc, Ding
Icy nnd JllUiken, form a very solid dele
gation of -J.
Tho solid Democratic States are appall
ing. Missouri alono lias ll! almost as
many ns tho ontiro forco of the solid He
publicans. Tlio others arc Alabama 8,
Arkansas 5, Georgia 10, Louisiana 0,
Maryland C, Mississippi 7, South Carolina
7, 'icxns li, Virginia lu, west Virginia J,
besides such odds and ends of scraps as 2
each from Florida, Now Hampshire ami
Ilhodo Island, with 1 each from Dela
ware and Montana, where tho spirit is
willing, but tho llcshjs evidently weak.
In tho thirteen States where tho Demo
crats have majorities in tlio delegations,
there ore in all 115 Democrats and 17 Re
publicans', a net majority of 08. In tho
two Itcpublican States tliero nro 22 Re
publicans nnd 12 Democrats, a net ma
jority of 10. Here, again, tho Democrats
control, with the exception of Pennsyl
vania, all of tho largo delegations, the
States standing: Illinois, 14 toO; Indiana,
11 to 2; Kentucky, 10 to 1; Massachusetts,
7 to r; Michigan, 8 to 3; New York, 23 to
11; North Carolina, 8 to V, Ohio, M to 7;
Tennessee. 8 to 2: Wisconsin, 8 to 1; Con
necticut, 3tol; Iowa, 0 to C: Now Jersey,
3 to 2. The Itcpublican delegations arc
Pennsylvania, 18 to 10, California, 4 to 2.
Of tho remaining States there are in Kan
sas fl Allianco men and 2 Republicans, and
in Nebraska 2 Allianco men and 1 Demo
crat, giving tho Allianco theso two States;
while iu Minnesota, as already stated
thcro being 3 Democrats, 1 Republican
and 1 Alliance man the control of the
delegation is with tho Democrats,
This, then, is n summary:
fitmocrats.
Solid delegations 10
Majority delegations 11
Total .'.... 30
JiepuUlcan.
Solid delegation 10
Majority delegation 2
Total 12
.tilumrc.
Solid delegation.... 77T O
Majority delegation 2
Total "2
On a division by States on any ques
tion, therefore, tho Democrats would
carry tho voto by 30 to 12, or n. majority
of 18.
It is not out of tho range of the possible
that such a question may nrisc in the
next House. That question would be the
most important in tho history of this
country. It would bo tho question of the
next President of the United States. It
seems almost certain that tho Farmers'
Allianco will placo a candidato for tho
Presidency in tho Held. Who that man
may bo no one can guess. It certainly
can be Senator Stanford of California if
ho wants it. With tho present strength
of the Alliance and Senator Stanford's
enormous abilities lor an encrgotic cam
paign, it is not impossible that tho Alli
anco may win electoral votes enough
not to elect Senator Stanford but to pre
vent either the Democraticor Republican
candidates from obtaining the majority
of the Electoral College, necessary for
election. In that caso the Constitution,
by article 12, provides that tho election
shall bo thrown into tho House of Repre
sentatives then sitting. That would
mean the Fifty-second Congress.
Tlio full Jmportanco of tho fact that
the Democrats control 30 delegations out
of tlio 41, is seen when it is remembered
that tho Constitution provides that tho
voto shall bo taken by States, and each
State, no matter how great or how small
its delegation, shall havo one voto. So
that if tho Allianco should elect so many
electors that neither tho Republicans nor
tho Democrats could cast a majority voto
of tho entiro college, tho next Itresklcnt
would bo n Democrat. On this voto all
tho Stales would meet on a common
level, and tho 00,000 whites, blacks, half
breeds, mongrels, Chineso and Indians of
the Nevada Mining Camp would bo as
powerful in electing a President as the in
telligent residents of the Stato of Now
York, and Mr. Dartino would bo ns big a
man as Mr. Flower. So big is tho Demo
eralic majority, oven on tlio unit voto In
states, that they could elect tho Proiident,
even if not 'a single Republican was pres
ent. Tho Constitution provides that thoro
shall bo present a quorum consisting of n
member or members from two thirds of
tlio States, so that with their thirty States
(lie Democrats could legitimately elect the
President without tho attendanco of a
singlo Republican. Tho deep interest
which boti tho Democratic and Republi
can parties take in tho Alliance's entrance,
into the Held of national politics can,
therefore, bo very readily understood.
SHU another feature prcsonta itself in
ruso the Alliance throws the voto into the
House. There would then probably bo a
Democratio President and n Republican
Vice-President. For tho samo nrticlo of
tho Constitution which makes tho House
elect tho President, throws tho election of
tlio Vice-President in the Senate. Hut
hero there is a difference. In the first
place, tho list of cligiblcs for tho Ylco
Presidency is confined to tho two names
having received tho highest numbers of
votes cast in tho Electoral College, instead
of three, as in the caso with tlio Presi
dency. Hence in tho noxt Senate Mr. Puffer,
tho Alliance Senator from Kansas, will be
compelled to voto for cither tho Republi
can or Democratic candidate, and it Is
qulto llkclv ho wilt prefer tho Ropublloau
indeed, it Is tho general belief that aftor
the first year's service in tlio Senato 1ms
worn the exceedingly new varnish off Mr.
Puffer, ho will settlo down in the Repub
lican ranks on all questions. How tho
Rev.Mr.Kylo,the"Indocrat" from South
Dakota, would voto in such nn ouicrganoy
might bo a matter of interest to himself,
but is of no importance to any ono elso.
Mr. Irby, of South Carolina, is a Demo
crat, lie says, and will always bo found
consorting with thoso pcoplo,
In tho Circuit Court.
Judge Cox prosidiug A, Ilydo vs. W.
H. TiiBCott; judgment confessed with stay
of execution. J. S, Smith vs. A, Horr;
judgment by dofault. H. Oruikshnnk ys.
li. 0. Rcid.Kllen Donohoo vs. Washing
ton nnd Georgetown Railway Company;
jury drawn,
OIVHj SBRVinB EXAMINATION
To Ho Ileltl for l'lnrc.4 In tho Nnvnl
Observatory.
Tho Civil Pervico Commission will re
quire, in order to 1111 vacancies in tho
Naval Obforvatory after July 1, a list of
cligiblcs for tho following-named plncei,
to wit: One electrician at a compensation
of ?l..r(io per annum, ono photographer at
1,200 per annum, ono nilg(ant librarian
nt f 1.20O, nnd threo computers nt $1,200
each per annum. The examination1 for
tho different urndos will bo as follows
For electrician tho examination will bo
both theoretical and practical, covering
tho subjects of electric batteries, currcnti,
rcsistnuco and measurements, together
with the construction mid maintenance of
olectric lighting plants nnd the methods
of transmitting power by clcctrloeurrents:
for photographer tho examination will
will cover, llrstjthcordlnary photographic
manipulations, together with tho dif
ferent processes used iu tho art; second,
tho character of the necessary optical ap
paratus, together with tho application of
photography to astroinlcal work. The
assistant librarian examination will in
cludo tlio translation Into English of
short paragraphs of scientific (Icnnnn,
French, Latin, Italian and Spanish writ
ings, the bibliography of scientific, es
pecially astronomical, literature, modern
library methods nnd systems of classfica
tion. Tho examination for computers
will include nlgcbra, geometry, loga
rytbms, trigonometry niul elementary as
tronomy. These examinations may bo taken at
any (Into nnd place named In tho schcdiilo
of tho Commission. A special (Into will
bo lixed at Washington ns soon as a sulli
cicnt number of applications is received
to justify it;
IN THE SUPREME COURT.
Mr. Closson liny Ho Kclcascil on Itnll
Othor Cnsra.
Tho Supremo Court of tho Tinted
States, in the case of Peter J. Closscn, tho
New York City bank president sentenced
to six years in the Erie Penitentiary, to
day denied tlio motion of tho defendant
for leave to file a petition nnd mandamus,
nnd also tho motion of tho United States
to set aside tho supcrscdas and stay of
proceedings.
The result of this rating to-day will bo
to release Mr. Closscn on bail and bring
his caso to the Supremo Court for final
adjudication at tho next term.
Tho Supreme Court of tho United States
to-dav airlrmcd tlio order of tho Now
York" Circuit Court denying writs of
habeas corpus in tho cases of tlio prison
ers Woods and Juglro, now in Sing Sing
prison under sentence of dcatli by electro
cution. FRO.M TUE DISTRICT CAPITOL-.
Items of Interest from tho Commis
sioners' Olllre.
Captain Rossell is in favor of a license
board, and says ho would not listen to tho
stories of turned-down applicants for
510,000 a year.
Lieutenant Gessford of tlio Fifth pre
cinct has requested that tlio polico patrol
box at Thirteenth and 13 streets southeast
bo removed to Fourteenth mid E streets.
Wholesale liquor licenses approved
William V. and Joseph Autu, 300 Indiana
avenue northwest; Patrick Connor, 331
Delaware avenuo southwest;' Sidney
Ferguson, 315 M street southwest.
Inspector Entwislo still visits tlio Shorc
ham, and a largo forco . of workmen are
now engaged in repairing the hallways
and floors. Tho hallways of tho second
and third floors have already been entirely
reconstructed. It is probablo that tho
building will bo closed for tho summer,
though not by tho order of the inspector,
who believes the repairs can go on with
out interfering with the business of the
hotel.
Ruii.niKo PrnJiiTS lssunn. -Jnnies II.
Crant, four two-story dwellings, 010 to
010 Ninth street southwest, cost ?8,000;
D. 15. Groff, two-story-and-basement
biick, 1713 North Capitol street extended,
cost S2..100; J. Quinn, two-story-and-basement
brick, 237 Third street southwest,
cobt $1,000; R. O. Mangum, two-story
dwelling, 10 Eleventh street southeast,
cost $1,000: Mrs. Dr. McKim, two two
story dwellings, 330 and 311 D street, cost
JS.fiOO; Cbarlcs.W. Handy, two-story-and-atlio
dwelling, Columbia Heights, cost
S8.000.
Pautv Walls. Assistant Attorney for
tho District Thomas has delivered nn
opinion in relation to the question as to
whether the builder of a brick liouso on n
lot adjacent to a lot on whicli there is a
framo houso can build so as to build a
party wall. Tlio Attorney decides that
tlio builder of a brick liouso adjacent to a
lot improved by a framo house has aright
to cut away a frame house sufficient to
Elaco tho brick partition wall equally, on
is own and the adjoining lot, tho builder
of tho brick house, however, being re
quired to repair tho frame liouso and
make good all damages by cutting it for,
the purpose of building tho partition wall.
In his opinion ho says: "I have examined
tills question with some care and have
reached tho conclusion that tho right of a
lot owner in this city when he builds to
erect ono half of tho wall between him
self and his neighbor on tho adjoining lot
is an casement running witli tho land.
Tho right a building owner has in this
city to overreach on the adjoining lot. or
in other words to avail himself of tho
privilege of a party-wall is denied from
n clause in tho conveyance from the
original proprietors to Beall nud
Guatt, tho commissioners to lay off
tho Federal city, which declared
that tho lots nnd squares when appor
tioned should be sublect to 'such terms
and conditions as shall bethought reason
able by tlio President, for the time being,
for regulating tho materials and manner
of tho buildings and improvements of tho
lots generally In tho city, or in particular
streets or parts thereof for common con
venience, safety and order.' Regulations
wero made by President Washington and
continued in forco until others wero made
by acts of Congress. In 1871 Congress
conferred nower nnon tho Commissioners
in respect to building regulations of the
most comprehensive character.'
I'etty Larcenies Itoporteil.
Miss Alico Spenco of C12 Twelfth street,
reports to the polico that her watch and
chain, valued at twenty dollars, was
stolen from her room between noon and
one o'clock this afternoon.
P. C. Merry, the furniture dealer ro
ports that his placo was entered last night
and robbed of $20 worth of merchandise.
Charles Washington, n colored boy 10
years of age, was discovered this morn
ing in tlio store of 11. S. Waple, at tho
corner of Eleventh nnd D streets, by
Officer Donovan.
Tlio boy got out of the store and ran up
tho Avenue pursued by tho policeman.
Ho ran into tlio arms of Officer Unlway
beforo ho had gone far, however, and was
locked up at the First precinct station.
A thief entered tho houso of Rtifus
Print z yesterday and stolo a pair of
trousers and a pair of shoes.
Walter F. Rechcy of 113 Pennsylvania
nvenue, wants the polico to find tlio man
who took a suit of clothes and a razor
from his rooms.
U. D. Pctters reports that his storo was
entered some time during tho Inst twenty
four hours by tho breaking of tho window
glass and forty-three pounds of tobacco
htolcu.
Thomas Kcnnoy,2000N street, wants to
know who took a set of harness from ills
etablo on Saturday evening.
A tigress in tho Nngpur district has a
fondness fortho employes of tho Dengal
Nagpur Railway, frequents a tract of cpuu
try only about nine squaro miles, in area
and is possessed of extraordinary cunning
and sagacity. This year up to Juno slio
had killed seven people, besides wound
ing others. She lives in ft rocky nud pre
cipitous spur. In which there is hcivy
buniboo and other jungle. Sovor.il
springs of wnier rise nt tho foot of the
scarps, and there Is a cavo whicli show J
manv signs of being used by her and her
family. A big stono just outsldoof tlio
entrance is scored deep nnd long with
many scratches of their claws. In
February last, in broad daylight, she car
ried off ono of a ging of permanent-way
men from under the oyoa of his compan
ions. Sho has been shot nt many timoa
and hor cubs killed, but sho has got off
scrntchless, Sometimoa tho mau-oatcr
travoreca very long distances.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS.
The President to Mnlio n Distribution
nf I'ntronngc.
President Harrison hns ninny important
nppoiutuicuts to mako upon his return
home, says tho Baltimore American. Ho
announced on his tour that ono of hli
first acts on his return would bo tho ap
pointment of tho flvo judges of tho now
land court. Tliero aro many applicants
for thesu offices, but beyond the expecta
tion that Judco Asa II. r'ronch of Massa
chusetts will bo chief judge of tho court
nothing is known.
Then thcro will be the commissioners
of immigration to nppoint, for which ex
Congressman Owens seems to bo slated
by general consent.
o Ices important an nppointtnent will
nriso about tlio 20th of the month, when
Judgo Glover M. Scollcld of tho Court of
Claims will rctiro under the ago limit. Ho
has already left tho citv, nnd is not ex
pected to return. For tills ofllco there is
nt present but ono candidate, Judgo Gll
bcrson of Pennsylvania, at present Sec
ond Comptroller of tlio Treasury. Mr.
(illberson will havo Mr. Quay's support
for the position. Mr. McComns of Mary
land, while not n candidate, has been
very prominently named for tho position
ever sinco it became known in March
last that Judge Scolicld would retire.
I1YKUM ON GORMAN.
Tlio Indiana Stntesmnn Sialics Some
Complimentary Komiirks.
Tap a Democratic statesman, no matter
from where ho hails and he will tell you
that Arthur P. Gorman is cither his first
or second choice for President.
In a little chat with a Cnmc-Rnconn re
porter this afternoon Congressman Wil
liam D. Dynum of Indiana said:
"Gorman is growing stronger and
stronger every day. Tho pcoplo who used
to regard the Maryland Senator ns a
machine politician, lacking the elements
of . statesmanship, are changing their
minds, as they havo a right to do. They
aro rapidly learning his true character
which is that of n broad gauged, able
man.
"Gorman, in my opinion, will cut a
big figure in the noxt National Conven
tion. Indeed, it would not surpriso me
if he should walk off with tho nomina
tion. Ho would sweep the country like
n whilwind.
"Ho is as strong in New York ns ho is
in Maryland. He would carry Indiana
against Harrison with ease."
Mr. Bynum said some very pleasant
things aoout Cleveland, Hill and other
Democratic statesmen, but he said he
could only believe that the coming man
was Arthur Puo Gorman.
THE CAPER OF MERCURY.
Tho ltniihl Transit of a Great i'lnnct
Across tho Disc ol' tho Sun.
The lovers of astronomical science wit
nessed a rare and beautiful phenomenon
last Saturday evening when tlio sun was a
degree or two above tho Virginia hills
across the Potomac. Tho phenomenon
in question was the transit of tho planet
Mercury across tho disc of the sun.
The whole force of the National Ob
servatory was on tho qui vivo, and several
telescopes were mounted in tho grounds1
to allow a moro exact view. Tlio big
telescope in tho "round house" could not
be brought to bear on tho sun owing to
tho fact that Old Sol wns so near down
under Iho horizon. Captain McNair,
superintendent of the station, was ably
assisted by Professors William Harkness,
John R. Eastman, Edgar Frisbic and As
sistant Astronomers Hall and Paul, aud
reliablo observations wcro obtained.
While the transit of a planet across the
sun oftcu passes unnoticed by the masses,
yet it is a most important event to tho
practical astronomer, for it is by this me
dium that these scientific men aro able to
dctermino the sun's distance from the
earth. As this distance is the astronom
ical unit of measurement in terms of
which all other distances aro expressed,
it can be seen how important it is to de
termine it with accuracy.
Tho physical constitution of tho planet
Mercury is not very well understood owing
to tho difficulty of observing it so near tho
sun. It is about one-nineteenth ns large
as the earth, hut its density is one-fifth
greater,
CRIMINAL COURT.
ICdirnrd McClcHund'H Trial.
Edward McClellond, indicted for caus
ing tho death of John II. Benton Jan
uary 20, 1890, appeared this morning, and,
throuch his counsel, Mr. Maurice Smith.
asked for a postponement of the case, on
account of ill-health. Judge Dradlcy
held that the defendant appeared able to
stand trial and directed that proceedings
bo commenced.
Q'he panel sworn to try tho caso Is com
posed of Patrick Mahan, Lewis Ilorton,
O. R. Rutler, J. Y. Rusk, Samuel llarnes,
John J. Mohler, W. D. Rarber. J.O. Vleh
mcyer, L. A. Littlelleld, Thomas W.
Wood, R. F. I.ukl, F. S. Yaux. The tak
ing of testimony was then begun.
Clinrgod With l'mlie.itlcmont.
Alonzo Thomas, a messenger of tlio
United States Express Company, miming
between Cliicaco and Grafton. W. Va..
was arrested in Tlnltimoro Saturday after
noon by Detective Carter and Marshal
Middleman on a bench warrant issued by
the grand jury of this city charging
Thomas with stealing $1,700 in mutilated
currency sent by tho National Hank of
Grand Rapids, Mich., to tho Treasury De
partment for redemption. Colonel Uyrne,
a director of tho express company, traced
tlio missing packago to Thomas, who was
tlio lost man to handle it. After his ar
rett Thomas, in default of bond3, was sent
to jail. Ills liouso was thoroughly searched
fortho money abstracted, but no trace of
the notes could bo found.
Mrs. Burton Harrison sailed for Europe
on Wednesday of last week, taking with
her her youngest son. Sho will remain
abroad tho greater part of the sumnior.
Sho Is engaged on a new novel.
Very
Important
The Importance of taking a good Spring Med
icine cannot ho overestimated, Tho changing
weather affects tho human ejdtcm In such a
way that It Id now In great need nt aud es
pecially nusccptlhlo to the benefit to be de
rived from a reliable preparation like Hood'n
Saieaparllln. To make your blood puro, giro
you a sooil appetite and mnko you Mrnug, thU
'I'rlug you nhuuld take Uood'tSiiNaparlllii, tho
hct
Sprlnp; Modlclne,
"Hood's Sarsaparilla h Invaluable as a eprlng
medicine; it Invigorateti tlio whole ayutein and
tones up the atonincli, and tluce 1 became ac
quainted with Hood'u Bamaparllln I ulwnyn
take several bottles In tho spring nad ih occa
sion requlroB, the iwt of tho year," L. U, Oil
man, Atirella, Iowa,
N. 11, Be biiro to get
Hood's .
Sarsaparilla
Bold by nil druggists. $P, six for fS, Prepared
only by V. I. HOOD & CO., Lowell, Mass,
100 Doeos Ono Dollar.
GENERAL BR NEORIER'S DUEU
A ClinttcrliiB Tlicntro 1'arty Almost
tlio Cnuso of n llrllllnnt Olllccr's
Ilcntli.
Corrttpontlmct of tht 2?tv l'ork World.
1'Aius, April 28, A few days ago nn in
cident which seemed of littlo importanco
occurred during a performance nt tlio
Thcatro Francois. Two ladles and a
small, dark gentlcmnn wcro seated in n
box. Tho ladies talked with animation,
just ns if they had been in their own
drawing-room. Of course tho people who
had come to tlio the.Uro for the sako of
listening to tho piny, but not to tho con
versation of ladies, found it unbearable.
A gentleman nnd his wife who sat near
the box in whicli tho chattering was going
on were particularly annoyed.
Thcro enmo a moment when tho nuis
ance grow so aggravating that tho gentle
man mndon gesturoof impatience nnd
told his wifo in n tono loud enough to bo
heard: "When pcoplo want to talk thoy
might ns well slay nt homo and not boro
tho public in tho theatre." Tlio gentle
man in tlio box bent forward and asked
the other gentleman tocomo out witli
him and give him n few words of expla
nation. Both got up, went out together
in the passage nnd exchanged their cards.
On the card belonging lo tho gentleman
in tho box was printed tlio following
name; "General do Negricr: " on tho
other card, "Gaston Lcgrand." Tlio day
after both opponents met In a garden nt
Ncuilly, just outside of Paris. Tills gar
den surrounded tho residence of M. Gas
ton Lcgrand.
General de Negricr's seconds wero Gen
eral Rothwillcr and n retired olllcer. M.
Gaston Legnuul's wero M. do Chatirol, a
Councillor of State, and Dr. Dovillers.
The weapon chosen by tho General (lie
being the offended party) was tlio sword.
Tlio adversaries wero worthy of each
other. General do Negricr is very ener
getic nnd very lithe in body; lie practices
nil sorts of exercises for six or eight hours
every day, fencing especially, while M.
Gaston Lcgrand has the name of n first
rate swordsman in tho world of fencing.
No sooner lind tho second appointed ns
tho ruler of tho duel spoken the tradi
tional words, "Allcz, messieurs," than tho
General began the combat with as much
fury and spirit as if he had been engaged
in n mulch at the fencing school with
mask, plastron and blunted sword. Lo
grnnd's retort was worthy of the masterly
attack. Under such conditions the com
bat could not be long.
At one time General do Negricr, who
aimed at no less than striking his oppo
nent full in the body, thought he had lilt
upon the right point; ho lunged. Lcgrand
parried and thrust, whilo his sword
touched the General full In tho chest. At
the snmc moment General de Ncgrier
struck back with a "remise" nnd pierced
his adversary's cheek. Legrand's sword
had met ono of the General's ribs, and had
been bent in the blow. Had it deviated
the width of a centimetre tho General
would have been run through and through
nnd Franco would havo lost ono of her
best ccncrals.
General de Ncgrier is tho youngest
French general in command of an army
corps.
GENERAL SPINOLA'S SUCCESSOR.
Colonel llrown Declining, tlio Olllco
Will Probably Go to Mr. yulun.
The election of a successor to the lato
Congressman Spincln is just now exciting
considerable attoiulnn In Now York City.
It is well understood that State Senator
and Editor AVilliam L. Drown can havo
tho ofllco for tho asking, but his friends
say ho will not accept. Tho contest will
probably narrowdown to ox-Congressman
Quinn and General McMnhon, with tho
chances in favor of tlio former. Mr.
Quinn was a very useful legislator, es
pecially so for his Slate and city.
Sergeant Wall Sued.
John Shusher to-day entered suit against
Fdwnrd J. Wall through his attornoy,
Crandall Maekey. He stated that Wall,
who is n sergeant on the Metropolitan
police force, did, on tho 2d day of May,
assault nnd cruelly beat him until ho
broko his nose mid injured his left eye,
and also bruised and cutliim on various
parts of tho body. Ho alleges that at tho
time the assault was committed he was
lying on tho floor of the hallway in his
own home, nttended by his son, David
SI usher, and son-in-law, Adolph Mulder,
while suffering with an cpilectic fit. Tho
plaintiff asks for damages in the sum of
$5,000.
..... . '-'I..-
Tho Kill 8 to Go South.
AtamcctingheldatDlks' Hall last night
tho organization decided to attend the
annual reunion at Louisville on Tuesday,
May 10. About thirty-five members of
tlio lodge will attend. Thoy will be joined
hero by tlio lodges from Boston, Philadel
phia, Brooklyn, Bridgeport, Hartford,
I'rovidenco and Trenton, and proceed by
a special train, over tho Chesapeako and
Ohio Road, to Louisville. As thoy pass
through Virginia they will hornet at Clif
ton Forgo by the lodges from Richmond,
Norfolk and Roanoke, who will join
them. Tho Louisville lodge hns rnado ex
tensive preparations for entertaining tho
visitors. The special train will leavo this
city at 11:15 a. m. next Sunday.
.
ALEXANDRIA.
Tiie ferryboats brought crowds down
from Washington yesterday, and the ex
cursion boats wero well patronized, while
small boats dotted tho river, creek, and
coves all day long. It was an outing
day.
In tho afternoon tho lato Henry Croxen
was buried. Tho funeral took placo from
St. Mary's Church, attended by tho
Friendship Flro Company in n body and
representatives oi tno otucr companies.
The Friendship Company turned out in
full regulation uniform, headed by tho
drum corps. Tlio casket wnsnlaced upon
the reel boxes and draped and drawn by
forty men, tho pallbearers Hanking it.
The priest read mnss for tho repose of tho
soul and the interment was in the Catholic
Cemetery.
It is understood that tho old First I'res
hyteiitin Church will bo open regularly
this summer with young Sir. Grillbotzer
of thlscitty, a student at Hampden Sid
ney, assisting Mr. Vance. Alexandria
surely ought to bo ablo to support two
Presbyterian churches. It did It success,
fully tor Ilfty years. Tlio old church is
down town.
An Old Folks' concert will bo given at
St. Paul's lccture-rooin tlils-ovoning.
Leo Camp, Confedornto Veterans, have
been invited to tako part In tho observa
tion of Decoration DayatFrodoricksburg,
also at Norfolk, and to uttend the John
ston memorial servicos at tho Mt, Vernon
Place Church, in Washington, to-moroiv
night.
U. S. Crant and other posts, and W. R.
Corps, will decorato tho grave? of tlio
l.UOOl'nlon dead hereon tho 30th. Loo
Camp lias been invited to tako pait in the
coreinoiiles, and, if it does, it will bo tho
Urst occasion ol its kind over ooournng
here. Howovor tho Light Infantry notod
as escort uud entertained two (I. A. R.
veteran organizations sevornl years ngo,
and, it is said, wcro in return Insulted by
the orator of tho day. Otherwise it was
an unusually notable affair.
Major Georgo Duff ay, CommUaionor of
the Revenue, says thai tho nssesaed valuo
of real nutate In tho city this yoar will
show an increase of 4150,000 over hut
year.
A row occurred between nogroofl out iu
(he county, near Hull's Hill, last night,
iu which one was shot nnd killod. Ono of
tho men was arrested and brought to jail
here this morning,
For puro old berkloy go lo Tharp's,
818 F street northwest.
1849.
ar-iB'TEc .A.:isr:rj"cr.A.r,
OI'-THE
Society of California Pioneers
OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
OEO.C.GOPliAM.rren't.
Annual Reunion al Marshall Hall
The Fifth Annual Reunion of the Boelety of California Ploncorn nf Wnnhiiigloii, I). ".,
nnd thoo who hnve eiibaounently resided In tho (.olden State nnd their frlondii who drain
to attend, will tnko plncc nt MARSHALL HALL, sixteen miles down tho Potomac, ou
TJUI1I8DAY, MAY II, USUI.
The ftenmer Charles Macnleler will leave Perrnth Street Wharf at 10 o'clock a m. and
2:f!0 o'clock p: m.. rcturnlnc lo tho city nt 7:30 o'clock. Pl.ink-diad dinners, rlntn chowder
nnd appropriate ncrompanlments. with California Wines, punch, beer, cigars, Ac. Lnmli
will be served at 1!1:"0 aud dinner nt -hlJO.
, 'Jlckcts, J2.60, can bo had on board tho steamer Charles Macaloster tlio day of th
Reunion. Friends nro cordially Invited to attend.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS BRIEFS.
The .Tuiilaln Press Association of Penn
sylvania will visit Virginln August 1.
Flro In the lumber-yard nnd box factory
of Jacob Savage, in Philadelphia, caused
a loss of 5150,000.
The now freight ynrdsof tho Bollimoro
mid Ohio Railroad at 'Brunswick wcro
opened yesterday.
Flro in tho big establishment of Francis
11. 1.cggclt it Co., wholcsaloBroccrsin Now
York, caused a loss of ? 1.10,000.
It is bcliovcd in Moscow that tho Rus
sian government will rescind Its decreo
expelling Hebrews from that city.
Poverty may cause the thousands of
Belgium miners who arc on n strike to go
back to work on the terms of tho mine
owners.
Nick Flood, arraigned at Roanoke on
tho chnrgo of murdering Charles Ross,
was discharged on tho ground that Ross
fired tho lirst shot.
Chilian insurgents nro sangulno of vic
tory nnd believe that President Balmaccda
must surrender within threo months, be
cause of tlio collapso of his resources.
Flvo hundred employes of tlio United
Slntcs Rolling Stock Company of Chicago
returned to work Saturday, tlio cbmpany
having paid six weeks' back salary, which
the men struck for.
The Supremo Court of Indiana has sus
tained the new law limiting a day's work
to eight hours in that Stato. Tlio court
holds that unless tliero is an express
agreement to tho contrary, employes who
aro required to work more than eight
hours n day must bo paid extra.
Tho International Convention of tlio
Young Men's Christian Association, nt
Kansas City, Saturday, decided to have
an exhibit nt tlio Chicago World's Fair,
and to make n vigorous effort to havo tho
fair closed on Sunday. Physical training
nnd foreign missions wcro discussed.
II. F. Buchanan, a saloon keeper of
Chester, S. O., shot and fatally wounded
W. A. R. Wilson, a polico officer of that
town, at 11 o'clock Friday night. Tho
trouble grew out of Wilson arresting a
woman with whom Buchanan was inti
mate. Wilson died Saturday. Buchanan
escaped.
At Abingdon, Va Dr. J. A. P. Baker
pleaded not guilty to nn indictment charg
ing him with the murder of his wifo und
also to the chargoof administering poison
to Wyndliam R. Gilmer. Mrs. Gilmer,
who wns arraigned on the charge of con
spiracy with attempt to poison nnd kill
her husband, also pleaded not guilty and
was released on 20,000 bail,
Tho announcement that the Allan and
Dominion lines had refused to carry the
mails to Great Britain by their fast
steamers, Parisian and Vnnconvro, at fifty
cents per pound, is quickly followed by
tho intimation that tho two companies
havo reconsidered their decision. This
means that for tho present Canada wilt
havo fortnightly n direct service.
Dr. T. Thatcher Graves of Providence,
R. I., is tacitly under arrest for tlio mur
der of Mrs. Josephine A. Barnaby, and is
traveling wescio uewitiun mo jurisdiction
of Colorado, where ho will bo formally in
dicted on Tuesday next, according to tlio
Boston aiobe, if tno evidence obtained nnd
now in tho hands of Stato's Atornoy
Stevens of Denver, is to be behoved. Dr.
Graves has confessed sending thn myster
ious bottlo to Denver, writing tho inscrip
tion upon it. He asserts that tho bottlo
contained puro whisky when it was mailed
in Boston, nnd that any poison therein
contained must hnvobcen added after the
packago left his possession.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
New York Stock Market.
New Youk, May 11. Money on call
loaned easy at '1U. Exchange quiet;
posted rates, -185 for sixty days and 189 for
demand: actual rates, -18I((t!l81J forsixty
days and 4883I88i for demand.
Governments steady; currency Gs, 113
bid; 4s, coupon, 120 bid; 4J?, do., coupon,
101 bid.
Tho stock market was fairly active this
morning, 100,000 shares changing hands
up to noon. Prices wcro unsettled and
irregular. At tho opening a weak tono
prevailed, and prices declined 4 to 2 per
cent., the latter in National Cordago cer
tificates. Tlio market continued weak till
the first call, prices recording further de
clines, but toward ,11 a. m. thero was n
firmer tono and a recovery. In tlio hour
to noon tho market was weak again, and
at midday prices were little changed from
tnosc current nt toe opening. Tho prin
cipal trading was in Chicafto Gas, National
Cordago, Louisville, Burlington and tho
Sugar Trusts. At this writing the market
is dull.
YVnsliIncton Stock Exchange.
Reported lor Tub Cniiio by Gurlcy &
Stevens, real estate and local securities,
1335 F street northwest.
Sales Regular call, 12 o'clock m.
W. a& G. R. R. Conv. 0's, J1.000 a 125.
Georgetown & Tenallytown R. It.. 10 n 02.
Col. Firo Ins., 60 n 15; 50 a 10; 50 n 10; 50
a 10. Riggs Ins. Co., 100 n 81; 100 a 81
Lincoln Firo Ins., 100 a 5i; 100 a 51; 100 n
5J. Col. Titlo Ins., 100 a 0 3-10. Electric
Light Rights, 15 a 3; 12 a 3. Great Falls
Ice, 10 a 150. Wash. Loan and Trust Co.,
lOaOOJ; 10 a 001; 10 a 001:5 a OOJ; 2 a 00!.
Miscellaneous Bonds W. it G. R. R.
10-10 C's. R'03-'23. 101; W. ifc G. R. R.
Convertible C's'09-'29, 121: Masonio Hall
Ass'n fl's. 0 1003, 1011: Wash. Market Co.
1st C's 1892-1011, 110; Wash. Market Co..
Imp. C's 1012-'27, 11(1; Amer. Security aitd
Trust, 6's, 1805, 100: Wash. Light In-
fnnlmliir.'. lOAl 100. Wn-, ,- .,. T ,,.
Infantry, 2d 7's, 1001, i)7; Wash. Gas Co.
Ser. A, C's, 1002-'27, 121: Wash. Gas. Co.
Ser. B, 0's, 1001-'29, 120; Wash. Gas Co.
Convertible C's. 1001. 130.
National Bank Stocks Bank of Wash
ington, 415; Bank of Republic, 270; Met
ropolitan, 2S0; Central, 300; Second, 181;
Farmers' and Mechanics', 101; Citizons',
170; Columbia, 153; Capital, 121; West
End. 100; Traders', 110; Lincoln, 100.
Railroad Stocks. Washington and
Georgetown, 210; Metropolitan, 110; Co
lumbia. 03; Capitol and North O Street,
60; Eckingtou nnd Soldiers' Home, -18;
Georgetown and Tenallytown, 02.
Insurnnco Stocks Firemen's, -17:
Franklin, 55; Metropolitan, SO; National
Union. 18; Arlington, 175; Corcoran, CS;
Columbia, 101: German American, 200;
Potomac, 80; Rlggs.Si: People's, 51; Lin
coin, 5; Coinmorcial. -11.
Title Insuranco Stocks. Real Eslnto
Title, 129: Columbia Title, 0.
Gas nnd Elcctrio Light Stocks. Wash
ington Gas, -131; Georgetown Gas, -18; U.
B. Eiectrio Light, 101.
Tclcphono Stocks. Pennsylvania, 25;
Chesapeako it Potomac, 58; American
Graphoiihone, 5.
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington Mar
ket. 10; Bull Run Panorama, 18; Pneu
matic Gun Carriage, 2; Great Falls Ice,
150; Lincoln Hall, 85.
Safe Deposit and Trust Companies
Washington Safo Deposit, 115; Washing
ton Loan and Trust, 001; Amer, Security
undTruit,70).
i:illy Court.
Judgo llngncr presiding Barbour v.
Hickey; demurrer sustained with le.wo to
amend. In ro Jennie L. Wall; S. S.
Everett and Blair Leo appointed trustoas.
Wutklns vs. Smith; E. H. Thomus ap
pointed guardian ad litem, llretinan ys,
Brcnnan; Dcmonct vs. Domonet; alimony
and counsel fees allowed.
Our Superior Vitellines
enable us to turn out tho vory host work
uinnsnlp and most perfoct lit In our cus
tom department, and our stock of Im
ported and domcsllo fabrics liavo no oquul
as toTnilcty aud completeness. Elseiuan
Bros., Seventh nud E.
No better whisky in the market than
Berkeley, nt Thorp's, 818 F street northwest.
1891.
RiEJisrTJiccfcq-
HALLIST KIMIOL'RN.Scc'y. CO!.. JOU C.MoKIIlHIN, Trei-.
on THURSDAY, MAY M 1891,
AMHSKMKNTH.
VrnY" NATIONAL THEATRE.
JJ 'Weekyllesliining Msnday, Mny 11,
Matinees Wednesday nnd Saturday.
First Production In Washington ot tho Thull-
lng American Wnr Play,
Btronu Cast. New Scenic Effects. Oran.l
Mlllinry Procession, incidents of Itomanco
nnd Heroism Blended with llrlght
Comedy. Realistic Ualtlo Scene,
Military linnd. Fife nnd Drum
Corps. Itenl Pictures ot
Plantation Lite. Thirty
Jubllco Singers
and Hancers.
A CJRKAT PRODUCTION OF A ORE AT PLAY
Tho Kntlro Production Under tho Direction ot
S. C. DU1IOIS.
May S5-LAMONT OPKItA CO.
A LUAUOU'S UHAD Ol'KHA HOUSE
Evenings at 8:13. Matinee on Bnturdny,
T 3D WEEK SUMMER OPERA SEASON.
W. T. CARLETOIN'S OPERA CO.
IN
GENERAL ADMISSION 23c.
Reserved Scats, CCc. and 75c.
Next Wcck-QUKEN'S LACE HANDKnil
CHIEF and NANON.
TT ARRIS' BIJOU THEATRE.
Mrs. r. Harris, ir.L. Urltton, nnd T. F. Dean,
Proprietors nnd Managers,
Week Commencing Monday, Mny II,
The King ot Irish Comedians,
clem o. :m:.a.gke:ej
In the Laughing Success,
ihish r.TjoK:.
KERNAN'S NEW WASHINGTON TUEA
THE, 11TH ST.
THIS WEEK-LadlcB' Matinee To-morrow
SAM T. JACK'S .
BURLESQUE CO.
Crcolo Belles and Egyptian Beauties.
GtLODE THEATIti:.
r ItOOP A NOPPEIt, Managers,
Week MAY 11TH. ST. 11ELM03' ALL-STAR
SPECIALTY COMPANY, headed by thet'reat
American wonders, tho St. llelmos, In their
head, neck, and too drops and their wonderful
tap for life of ten feet, through a heart ot 15
daggers; also n host of bnrlcsa.uo artists nu.l
comedians and nnglllsts. Matinees Monday,
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
Admission, 10, ), and 30c. Boxes fide.
l Art i
i
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
Flno Shoes for Gentle
men. Flno Shoes for Ladles.
Fine Shoes for Boys.
Flno Shoes for Girls.
Flno Shoes for Chil
dren. DARK
OARR
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WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WlLiSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
WILSON
Flno Shoes tor Infants.
Reception and Even
OARR
OARR
ing wear Biippcra
and Oxfords.
OARR
OARR
OARR
OARR
OARR
OARR
OARR
Satin Sllppors in all
shades.
Silk Slippers in all
shades.
Swede's Slippers in all
shades.
Kid Slippers In shades.
Black Kid, Beaded and
Bows.
Patent Leather Shoes
and Slippers.
Gents' Patent Leather
Shoes.
Slippers and ramps.
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WILSON &CARR,
929 F ST. N. W.
Baltimore Btore-4 and 0 Baltimore St.
I LOCUTION, VOICE AND PHYSICAL
i CULTURE.
tlltsses Now Forming for tho Summer.
MRS. M. D. V. OZIEU,
1820 M street northwest.
THEBERLITZSCHOOLof LANGUAGES
7S3 Fourteenth street n. w.
BEST AND MOST rHAOTICAL IN
STRUCTION. TERMS 810
Branches in New York, Boston, Phlladel
phln, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, London, etc.
ACADEMY OF TnE HOLY CROSS,
1313 Massachusetts Avenno,
Affords every facility for acquiring a thorough,
education in Literature, Music and Art. Tho
instruments taught are Flano, Harp, Violin,
Guitar, Mandolin and Banjo. Languages, gen
cral vocal, drawing and fancy work free.
"W. 3D. CASTLE
DEALER IN
SUPERIOR HOT-AIR FURNACES.
HEATING AND VENTILATING
A SPEOIALTY.
LATHOBES AND IIANOEH.
TIu, Copper aud Sheet Iron Ware. Roofing
and Spouting.
1117FOURTEENTH STREET NORTH WEST,
Washington, P. O.
JJUimTOJCjOAN.
MONEY TO LOAN ON REAL ESTATE OR
flrst-class securities at lowest rates ot
interest. No delay where security Is good.
O. O. OltKBN,
303 7th 8t 11 W.
MONEY,
IN ALL SUMS,
TO LOAN ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY,
AT B AND 8 PER CENT.
M. M. PAHKER,
1418 F Bt.
M
ONEY TO LOAN
In Sums to Suit.
On Annrored Ileal Kstato Security.
B. U. WARNER & CO.,
Mill V t ri v.
COJISIIKSipNiyt OV DKKpS.
H.BUNDY, COM'R OF DEEDS FOR ALL
, States and Territories, 423 La, avo., opp.
A ltiiimuuy Aocltloiit.
Hovcrnl women and children hud u nar
row escajo from Injury by a runaway
team near tho 1). & O, depot this morning.
Tho horeo attachod to n wagon had been
lelt btiuuling In front of a saloon on New
Jersey avenuo near C street, An empty
becr-keg rolled against his heels by a caro
loss boy was sutitclent to start him down
C street at a rapid rate. In front uf
Smith's lumber yard thooxcltcd animal
collided with and wrecked a daylon
wagon. Tho liorso which wns owned by
Charles Made, wns soon after caug'if,
breaking up the Yehiclo to which ho hu I
been hitched,
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