Newspaper of Evening Star, May 17, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 17, 1873 Page 1
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THE EVENING STAR. r?feH?h?4 ?sll?, ?U4?TI ?x?cfU4| AT TEE 8TAR BHLDiyGS, HMfjlVMta AtwMi cur. lit* St* vii Mm ira Vnsrim ciifut. & jf. jbir/MiAvr, fmWwt. a TBI EVENING STAR !a ?rrrt b ci?-rVn to IMT riknlK-n *t TmCgjrra PBK WElt.or FoRTT fon I'irw ru aiivi. Uofiet tt the eutoti Two C?*t? each. By mail?Ursa month*, f 1JB, Mi months, ? J ou, one y-ar, ?a. THE VUiLT ST A R? Published Friday-flJI a year Vlnvariafciy in advance, in both cages,aad ao paper seat lonc-r tkM paid for. ?f BMm of adverting furnished on sppitcattoa. SPECIAL NOTICES. Fiir Oin Rye Whisky, Fvne Uld R>e Mfhi?k>, Fine Old Bye Whiskv, F>ue 0!d Rye Wbi?*y, Fine Old Rye Whisky, Fine Old Ry<? Whisky, Fin? O'd By Whisky, War* an 'td Wxr-nnui VTarrnmua Part Purt Pars Ami VftiuUtratiii, bti d'Hrral nil Mtthrtmnl Oft. This Is the article we h?v- now *? Id for upwards vfBve y-ars with universal cat(i?n; tip in i*ii* bottles at One DolUr p* r bvUk. or can b< ?a any quantify. ?^Nt tier.tbat we will r?tt;rn the m >nev if this Whmkt does not five satisfaction or preve aa r?r|>re arnr>d t> tie. Also an egc-lleat stock of California Wine*?P^rt, Sh<-rry. Angelica. Muscatel, B <ck anl Claret; tho. B* !?> *? Island Catawba and imported Lienor* of all hir>d? AITHCR SATTANS.DruMWt, alii ir C"rner 11 and D ilreMi a. w. (N Til K BREAKFAST, LUNCHEON. DINNER AND SUPPEB TABLE. Lfi A Perrias' Wtrrritrrtkiri Same IS l*I>!*rSS?AtI.E. JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS, New fork, C(tUZe?ly Agents lor the United States. Rate heler's Hair Dye Is the beet in the world, the only trne and perfect Hair Dye; no ridiculous tints, no disappointment, harmless, reliable, instan tan? na black or brown; at all druggists', and IS Road street. New Tork. f t-soly AMUSEMENTS. \v ALL'S NEW OPERA HOUSE, JOHN T. FORD? Proprietor. CHRIS AND LIN A MATINEE AT J. THREE HO? RS OF Ft N BAkEK AND FAR RO N, la ail their Kreat specialties. Adn.i*?i< n only So ^ntc. Gallery. 2S c?st? 'rt?"*) "CHRIS AND LENA," i ' A e l Benefit of T J FABBON. ??Little Fran<la"the loairhtime. P' sitively the laet appearance of IIAKIR AND FABBON. On MONDAY E\ EN ING the fatuous LbkConr d.aii and Character Artist, JOE Mi RPHY. with a new com pant. Seat* can be secured at the Opera H ose ml? g RAND FAMILY FESTIVAL *oK tHl. BINEf T i>? >T DOM INK k a NEW < HUR< H. CTader the an-pi es of the III ILDINi. ASS?M 1ATI0N, Ob MONDAY. JCNE 3*. 1873, AT THE S? HI ET/EN PARK. Au e*cel|.'tit B'tnd "t Miish iiae been ?n-'%ge.l Th?-t' mnuttee >t Arrang>-tn'-nts have been pr.?<nte,t with a beai:'if>il Diamond King. \aintd at $1<V; also a Sewing Machine. ; The R.nrwill be gi*.-n totfcs??>???-1 ai.d tf ? S- win* M.m bine to the ].? 1/. w h . .1 i-p s. s if rh" largest number of tickets. TfCEET*, FIFTY CENTS. Children aecoMinanf-d l.y their parents or Kmr ? ? will be admitted free ml7-lawtf g 'RAND MAY FESTIVAL. r*> im iturn r -T. JOSE PH "S SCH(?<?LH01'SE. C\r T<?L II LI, WORDAT. MAY 19th. AT JCESEMAR 6 PLEASCKB O \RI EN Ticket i'ta.,for 0> nt1'-oiaB m4 Lair. ml7 ^ A S~E B jTL fe.l A IS BALTIMORE v? WASHIRUTON. MORDAT, MAT ltf,ki73. 4 P. M A KM Us to*, Jj Ct?. If OLYMPIC GROI'NPg. \yi?IHT01 SCHI ETZE1 ltRtl\. GF.AND OPENING AND MAY FESTIVAL. AND DEDICATION OF A NEW BANQUET HALL, On MONDAY anVJL"ESDAY, May 19th and JOtb, AT THE l>< HI BT/EH PARE. Serentb street R a.) Passive members of the Verein arer?-spectfu?ly r? ^n^ted to prea^nt their caids of ?d* mbership at the ei.tranc?- to the Park. Active a- well ae passive member* wishing to par ticipate in the procession, will please meet at ths residence of t'hae. kl"t/., Esij., on Mtn<iay morn mc. the 19th inst , at *>? oVnck -harp. The B- ard of Directors, H L. BLOI T, Secretary. ml< tt | Rep*rhron3t.Sunday p-?per?lt.l | i 51 C O L IV HALL. MONDAY and TUESDAY EVENINGS. May ltftl. aiid J01li. I ARSf'ROSS A DIVEY-S FAMOUS MINSTRELS, The Star Tron^* of the W- rid Mr. J. L CARNCROSS appears every night T-b- f ihoixond of a. r?ons have during Ikt paxt t-1: years in Philadelphia. enjoye-J the BOLLICKING SONGS. PCRGBN T WIT, DELIGHTFCL HI MOK, ROABIN*. FARCES. SPLENDID DANCES, SW EET MUSIC AND SINGING, of this great m-rrt making Combination. Sons* thing new aa>i lively each night; something that in vig- rates ai<d exhilara es; sotnethiog that d->es you x ? I - taalhiagMat ia li t oft' n en untered, and no vnlgarity. Admission. JO cts ; secured seats cts. Seats can be secured at Ellis' Musk Store. The Ccmpam appear* at U<-orgetown, 'Jlst inst.; Alexandria. *J*Jd; Annapolis. U*d. mli 5t WASHINGTON THEATER CONH)CK. < Eleventh street, south Pennsylvania avenue. STILL ANOTHEB GREAT SENSATION. ONE WEEK-MAY II-AND TWO MATINEES Engagement of the favorite New T?>rk actress, MISS KATE RAYMOND' BATE RATMtND KATE RAYMOND H? her b>o?i succeasful of m-^deru draina*, "THE WAIFS OF NEW TOR E," Produced ia *ai> n lid style, ami with a POWERFUL I1 RAM A TIC COMPANY. To increase the attraction, eui?-?***ni?-nt h<M been effect eil with the great Hew fork actor, MR 0. B. COLLINS, W ho will appear in a favorite eccentric character. A Great Sensation Drama, '?THE GEMS OF THE RaLLET." A Grtit Novelty Entertainment. The popular Ethi opian Consrdian. THE GBEAT PENDY' In his special.y, ? P-n Mil-Dy-Bnrn The aopuUrl.iiladist. JOS WHITTAKER. The great C-mic Singer. BILLY DEVERE Toe favor ite of W sehmgtcn.oTTO Bl'RBANK The cbarm ing Vocalist, KITTTROWELL. The Ohainpi .n ^ tig and Dane Lwdy. BELLA GORDON. Misses Harrison Sisters, K:ralfv Si-ters. W'e?ner, May. jsc. Maln.ees WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY, inll-tl Old No i Ob Eihibitiaa \NiwN IS* I aad Bala I ?3? "?.ud'iiiri, " ?o. 439 Mb street, between D and H vtrseU, sight doors above Odd Fell, w's Hall. Cboies Oil Paintings, Engravings, Chn<mos, Ac. Also, largest stock Paper Hangings, Wu-i >w Bbatfes. Pictures, Frames Picture Oorja aad Tm Wl" Please remember Maax and Number. )el ly? LL BINDS OF CAST-OFF WBARINO AP PAREL can be so!J to tk* very best advanta^s or calling oa JCSTH, t D strasg, between fth bad 7tb a ??? f ?"oeiwssa kb aadTtb a. t. by a>all pcoasptly attended to. Qaab potd. fU GOLD, SILVER. BRASS, OOP PEE, Etc., ?ht at fair prices for a Hew Terk bouse. - Furn it urs boaght aad sold Notsa by mail ?Uaded^to by ACQENSTNIN^ltaS LECTURES. ICTCKE 1^ IT III FOCNDBY M E CHURCH, Nor'heart comer 14th and G street*. For tlfr benefit of GORSITH M. E. CHURCH, TUESDAY EVENING. May ?, 1373, at I o'clock. By Bev THOMAS UUABD, of Baltliaore Subject -Bod) and Soal." ?niu cents. nil tt* UBTICE TO ALL, partiality to none, iaaiways tbe motto at STBaUS . Clothier. 1*11 Penn. |^XAMINB THE ?OLD SPECTACLE. OW.T f*. H H. HEMPLEB. OpUctaa, ?* 'I'BE FAT MEN will rejoice to learn that they 1 caa be btted and suited ia all imaginable style* of^Caasunere aad FlanneJ Suits ati. STBACS , A 1 ? II Peaa ave., aeor lltb tLEE S WHABF, fas* ?/ Irk aad P struts. TO contbactobs and meechants. CarguM 0* STONE. COAL. HAT, LUMEEE, Sc., discharged from vessels and stored or delivered at tbe snortsat aotko aad lowest rates. a? ly 0 T. AtLEE. No. imt Pnwti-M'i* Anm. ?l)c pmin# Stat 1 -- ? ?' .'tfr. ? ? I V?>, 41?NS. 6,298. WASHINGTON, D. C? SATURDAY. MAY 17, 1873."V TWO CENTS. EVENING STAR DOUBLE SHEET. , Washington News and Gossip. Intkrnal Revestr.?The receipts from this source to-day were *423,632.34. Secretary Richardsor will remain here all the summer, with the exception of a few ?lays'absence to attend the commencement of Harvard College, about the '25th of dune. Ski retary Belrrap returned to the city last evening, and was at his office to-day. He looks remarkab'v well, and Keems to have en joyed his trip very much. FnnTT-nvR persons competed at the com P't tive examination to fill three vacancieso^ clam four in the Pension office at Wright's building to-day. Naval Orprrs Assistant Surgeons H. C. Eckstein and F. K. Hartzell, U. S. X., have been ordered to special duty at Washington, 1). C. Ma?ter John A. Norris has been ordered to the receiving ship at New York. Mr. Groror H. Stuart, of the board of In dian commissioners, has written a letter to Secretary Delano, inviting a full and thorough examination into the charges of unfairness and irregularities in the recent awards of contracts for Indian supplies. The WA^rrACTi REKs of the postal cards at Springfield. Mass , are running 3oO,OflO per day, but that number is insufficient to supply the present demand. The manufacturer* promise to increase their facilities so as to turn out 1 010,()00 cards dailv. A general corRT-MARTiAL has been or ilered to meet at Went Point, New York, on the Jtith instant, tor the trial of Cadet Frederic C. Bi?hop, on a charge of insurbordination. The following officers will constitute the court: M.aJ. <ie?>. P. Andrews, 5th artillery; Capt. Lo renzo Lorain, ;<d artillery; Capt. O. H. Ernst, corps of engineers; Capt. J. R. McGinncs*. ord i an e department; 1st Lieut. E. H. Totten, 1st art.lerv. 1st Lieut. W. F. Ileynolds, jr., 1st artil lery: 2d Lieut. W. E. Rirkbinaer. VI artillery; 1st. Lieut. Jno. P. Story, jr., 4th artillery. judge advocate. AProi5T>trxT8 by the President The President made the following appointments this morning: Win. E. Davis, assistant treas urer of the I'nited States at Cincinnati, vice Hayes; Robert N. Mcl.ean. U S. Marshal f>r Minnesota. John M. E Wfeldt, melter and re finer V. S mint at Sau Francisco; Jefferson T. Babcox, coiner of the San Francisco mint; Ed ward Palmer, of District of Columbia, agent for tlie Indian* of the (irand River agencv in Dakota territory; John Tdlson, collector of in ternal revenue 4th district of Illinois; Alva A. Knight, collector for Florida. Isdiax Opposition to the N. P. R. R Messrs. John P. \S illiamson and J. W. Daniels, who were sent out several months since to Re,| Cloud's agency to prepare the Indians for the building of the Northern Pacific railroad through their country, report to the Indian bu reau that they have had a big talk with the rep r?>entative? of a large number of savages, and wLile the latter do not exhibit a decidedly hostile deposition they are opposed to the project. They say they w aut no white settlers on their 1 <nds. except'traders, and that they will coun sel with their people relative to "the railroad through their country. A Makdamcs os the Secretary of the lUMN?Mr. W. B. Webb has tiled in the K<|uity Court a petition for a mandamus on the Secretary of the Interior to compel him to issue a land patent for certain land* in Kansas to a settler. The party claims that he regularly entered upon the land lived upon,ami improved it. complying with all terms of the law. and ap plied to the land office for a patent. The Sec retary of the Interior refused to grant tlie pa tent, claiming that before the settler had com plied with all t'ue terms of the law the title to the land in question was vested in a Kansas railroad company in a grant of lands to aid the road. This land Is part of the Osage ceded lands, and it is said that this case is a test one, in which hundred*, if not thousands, are inter ested to the extent of two or three hundred tbciwnd cases. . Persokal?Walt Whitman, who has been confined to his room for some time past, frojn 'he results of bis late severe attack and bad weather combined, manages to get out pretty regularly in the warm sunshine of the last fe* days, and hopes to fully recover his health with the return ot summer. We much fear, how ever, that he will never again be his old s<:lf, notwithstanding evetybody's wishes that he mav. We regret to say that bis system seems to ;-e badly shattered' Surgeon General Barnes was one of the three nominee* for a vacant corresponding membership in the Paris Acadcmv of Medicine last month. The ballot, however, resulted in the election of Mr. Pres cott Hewitt, a British surgeon of eminence, who was i robablv better known personally to the meml>ers of the Academy, but hardly more worthy the honor Mr. D. R I.ocke. better known as "Petroleum V. Nasby," ha* given up bis Kentucky post office and goue into the ad vert * ng agency business in New York with Mr. Bate*, formerly of Pettengill & Co. If be secures a? good prices for his advertisements a* he got for his Nasby letters he will be a good agent to have. ??? Major Ben: Perley Poore will leave here in a few weeks for hi* summer home at lid an Hill. Mass., where he will em ploy himself through the summer months in writing h'? forthcoming history of the District of Columb at Potomac Tirsrl 7V Last Brick.?On the .Tth day of August, Mr. Thomas Rutter, contractor for building the tunnel of the Balti more and Potomac Railroad, had laid the first brick in that stupendous undertaking. The work has been finished more rapidlv than ever known before in this country, and yesterday afternoon, shortly after 5 o'clock, the last bricK of the arch was laid and the keystone fitted to it* place. The whole length ot the tunnel Is 7.4*? feet, and 15,000,000 bricks have been used in its construct ton. besides the immense amount of stone for the foundations and for backing ?p the walls. The arch at Fulton street was completed within two minutes of the time when the keystone was placed in the face of the arch at Pennsylvania avenue. The completion of the tunnel was the occasion of much rejoicing among the wotkmen, aad a flag was raised to celebrate the event. The track* are now laid in the tunnel from its opening at Cathedral ?*reet ami North avenue up to 1>ruid Hill ave nue. and only some tl.ree hundred feet of the remainder of the tunnel are unballasted, and that will be completed within a vert few davs. Except the Hoosic, the Baltimore and Potomac tunnel is the largest in the United States. The first named is about five mile* long, ami was begun in 1 and is not yet nearly completed. I Gazettr, \1(k. The trial op Boo art by court martial at Mare Island, Cal., has ended. The prisoner ma<le a clean breast of the transactions on the receiving ship Vermont. He said all he did was bv ?iirection of Paymaster Clark. He con fessed hi* desertion and appealed to the Judges that for his offences he has suffered enough already. He has been indicted six times, ha* been imprisoned ami had Judgment for 9Ji>,000 over his head for four years. Moil "Mosstroi s Jobs" Discoyrred m tioTBAM.?In the report of Comptroller Green, of New York citv, sent to the legislature yester dav, he states that daring the past five years most ii,oustrous Jobs of -treet openings have t een given to politicians, who by these means have drawn #1.315,M? from the treasury, and a quarter of a million remains unpaid, for which *JC0,0C0 would t?e liberal compensation. Hargirw ard a CosrRsaiow. ? Joseph ? ?"Nesl was hanged yesterday morning at Mouut Carroll, III., for the murder of Hiram Raxford, on the of September last. He made a written confession of his crime, and *aid that whisky and women caused it. In bis confession he de clsres that his brother is innocent of participa tion in tbe murder. Thomas was tried as an accomplice, and sentenced to the penitentiary lor life. VYou can buy five strawberries and a saucer of milk at Louisville for forty cents. VTh< Saxons and Bavarians are much dis satisfied with Prassian rule. VA thousand medical students haTe grad uated In the United States this soring. V Philadelphia has voted for eveniu j manic in the parka. BT The financial editor of a state paper quotes "legislatures easy, ami in fair demand, at ftioo.n 17* Mrs. Liver more Is said to have bam In vited to Uwt the preheat of a female ooUego to (HAMKAXA. We have inonr possession a bit of manuscript, partly in the handwriting or Mr. Seward and partly in tbat of Mr. Chase, wbich, aside from its autographical value, bas considerable Inter | < st, both as a historical reminder and because it i illustrates in a striking manner the nature and disposition of the two men. It will bo remeni ' 1 ered that during Lincoln's administration ; tbere was a cabinet crisis, which led to the ! i esignation of their ottlce by the distinguished heads of the Departments of State and the Treasury. Rumor of course magnified the cir cumstance and its probable cousequenccs, ami It seemed to be necessary to make through the medium of the press some authentic or semi official statement of the case, in order to satisfy the public mind, which was considerably ex cited on the subject. This memorandum Mr. Seward proceeded to draw up, after consulting witb Mr. Lincoln aud Mr. Chase ; and, true to his diplomatic and courtier-like nature, it was worded a* follows: ??The President on Saturday acknowledged the reception of the resignations of the Secre tary of State and the Treasury, and informed tb?m tliat after due deliberation he had come to the conclusion that an acceptance of them wou d be incompatible with the public welfare, and therefore requested them to resume their respective functions. The two secretaries promptly answered that they had returned to their respective departments in obedience to his command." No "command"' to. or "obedience" from, the imperious Chase. He took the paper and ktruck out the last sentence, inserting in its stead the following: 44 The two Secretaries nave accordingly re sumed their places as Heads of their Depart ments." And >n this modified form the announcement went to the public. It has been commonly supposed and often charged by his opponents that all of Mr. Chase's appointments were made with a view to bis own ultimate promotion to the -Presidency. This Is doubtless true of most appointments made by any officer whose ambition may be in that direc tion; but it is not so generally applicable to the appointments ot Mr. Chase as it has been the fashion to suppose. At least, his first aim wa* always to secure a good officer, ne may have been and doubtless often was mistaken in men. but, whatever his motives of policy may have been, it is quite certain that efficiency in office was always a prime consideration with bim. The writer was once asked by Mr. Chase, while Secretary of the Treasury, for advice concern ing tie tilling of a somewhat important office, for nhich there were a number of applicants, and especially as to the character and standing of tho several candidates and their endorsers. After carefully examining all the papers, we were constrained to sav, that, while the appli cants were good men In the ordinary sense of that term, yet none of them seemed to be q uite up to the requirements ot' the office. "What am I to do'.'" asked Mr. Chase. "The office is an imi>ortant one, and needs a first class man to till it properly." We took the liberty of saying substantially: There is a man in the district who is thoroughly competent and honest; who would fill the office with credit to hini-eif and satisfactorily alike to the public and the government, but the appoint ment would doubtless be an un]>opular one for the time being. He is not much liked person ally, and his appointment would revive old pre judices and excite the hostility of all the friends of the different aspirants. "I don't care whether it would be a popular appointment or not." was his quick response. '?What I want Is a good officer. Who is the man you refer to?" '?Mr. G ,of P? we answered, giving the name of a gentleman who probably had never thought of filling that or any other office, and who had on the other hand warmly endorsed one of the other candidates. "Would he accept It?" We thought he would, in view of all the considerations In volved. "Mr. Schuckers," said Mr. Chase, turning to his private secretary, "send a dis patch to Mr. G., asking him whether he will accept the office." The office toat accepted, and our estimate of the man was fully verified by the fact that he held bis place without stain or complaint, so far as we could learn, through three different administrations. In another case the merits and claims of two cai diilates for the same office were so evenly balanced that Mr-Chase called on a personal friend, who was acquainted personally with both applicants, for bis opinion in the prem ises. " Tbey are both good men," was the response, ?? but I think Mr. ought to be appointed." "Why?" " Well, In the first place, he has been a life long friend of yours, and" ?? Being a friend of mine is no reason why he should have office," broke In Mr. Chase. '? I^et the other man be appointed." The order was carried out, greatly to the mortification of the friend, who thought he saw here an opportunity to reward years of faithful and perhaps unpopular devotion. In one view of the case this line of action in a high official is hard to justify, but, so mor bidly sensitive was Mr. Chase to charges of fa voritism, that it not unfrequently happened that he erred in the other direction, and often did actual injustice to his friends. Mr. Chase's will, which was made not very long before he died, is quite short and simple in forpi, and names Hon. Henry D. Cooke as sole executor. It has not yet been offered for regis try, but it Is understood that he leaves ?10,tw0 to Dartmouth College, N. H.; &10,000 to Wilbir force University, Ohio; *0,000 to his niece Mrs- Auld; his i>ortrait of Chief Justice Mar shall, by Peale, to the United States, to be placed in the Supreme Court room, and the re mainder of his estate equally between his two daughters, Mrs. Sprague and Mrs. Hoyt. It is thonght his estate will aggregate something less than f 200.GOO, which Is not much of a fortune to leave, as things go now-a-days. But he left his children what few men leave, and whit no money can buy?a stainless reputation. It is hot generally known, we presume, that Mr. Cbase was the last of his line. Yet such is the fact. Although he had six or seven broth ers, it so happened that none of them had male issue, and all died before the Chief Justice. And as he died leaving no son, it follows that the line and name of Chase, so far as his father's immediate branch of the family is ooncerned. became extinct with his death. [For Tke Krming -Star. Uses on Um Beat Is of Chief lasUee BT MRS. K. J. BOBBRTMOS. Crown his brow with Immortelle t Fold his hands upon his breast; Whisper softly. It Is well That our hero take* his rest. Let the triumphs he has won 'MM these scenes of earthly strife, And the good that he has done, Crown him at the close of life. If liis ear was quick to heed What earth's poor, oppressed might say. If to toiling woman's feet He hath oped a broader war; ir he scorned a bribe in youth, And was faithful to his tow, Let the diamond star of truth Glisten on his forehead now. If his ehildren weep to see One so cherish ea laid In dost, And his country mourns that be Can no more ralhl Its trust; If he seemed a godlike man I n his palmv days of pride, Write for him' this record grand: Nobly hath he lived avd died ! WiUlisrof, May 12th, 1873. MTSeveral eases of vomito are already r? Art Stone. the sculptor, is busily at work on a bust of the late Hon. James Brooks, under a com mission trom the family. The^odel, which u to be reproduced in marble as toon as practica ble. is from a mask taken alter death, and is understood to give complete satisfaction to his widow and children. It does not, however, rep resent the features or expression of Mr. Brooks as w< were accustomed to see them during the later years of his life. The face is classic In oat line and singularly sweet in expression, as truth required, indeed; but the lines wrought by care and thought ar.d the look of weariness which characterized his expression are not there. If it be true, as the artist assures us it is, that the cast shows the features and expression exactly as they were after death, then surely did the pale messenger come, not as as enemy but as a friend, to lift the curtain to a letter land, and to restore to the face of the snfterer the fresh ness and freedom of vigorous young manhood. ?In Mr. Stone's studio may also be seen his grand statue of that grand old hero. Farragut. Mr. Stone considers this effort his mngnum opus. and very properly so, we think, is doubtful whether in Itfe-lik" jpifit and im pressive aajesty it to surpassed bj any modern work of art. It is colossal in size, and is yet, we regret to say, only in plaster; but the coun try owes it to Itself to have it put in enduring bronze,?it not for Washington, then for some other place. So tine a representation of so noble a son should not be lost to posterity. ? Max Weyl has gone to New York to spend a couple of weeks In looking through the studios and galleries of that city, before going on his summer sketching tour, from which we are ex pecting tine things next fall. ? The full-length life-size portraits of Wash ington and I.a Fayette which belong on either side of the Speaker'sdesk in the House of Repre sentatives hare been In Mr. Barlow's hands for several weeks past to be cleaned and restored, and they have been wonderfully improved under bis treatment. It may not be known to the chatterers who affect to sueer at "art at the capital*' that these pictures are by artists of such high and deserved reputation as Vander lyn and Ary Schefl'er. respectively. And very woitliy examples they are. too. ? In the reception room of the Arlington hotel may be seen a water color drawing by Powell, which is so good that one can hardly realize that it is was done by the same artist who perpetrated the Perry's Victory in the Senate stairway. It is a figure piece, represen' ing the "t^ueen of the Vintage," and in both drawing and color it fuitils the best condition* of art. Indeed, it makes one regret that the artist ever undertook historical subjects, when be could do so well in another department of art. Concerning his last grandiose eflort, how. ever, it is only just to Mr. Powell to say that he considers it far from finished, and that he ex|>ects to put a good deal of work on it before he otters it for acceptance. I?ut why he should consent to have It put in place In its present ?state is more than we can tell. ? Bayard Taylor, like men of lesser note, is fometimes given to writing on things that he knows very little about, and of course in doing so he is liable, as other people are, to put bis foot in it. For instance, in a recent letter from Home to the New York Trihunr, in a somewhat gushing allusion to Story, the sculptor, he takes occasion to rap the government over the knuckles by saying: "Our government has never asked his aid, any more than it has that of Powers, to glorify its expensive and really imposing Capitol. Persico was its hrst favor ite, Clark Mills Its weeoud, and now Vinnie Beam seems in a fair way to become its third.' Now the fact is that Powers has two of his very best pieces of statuary in the Capitol?produced under liberal commissions from the govern ment, and that there is nothing whatever in the building by Clark Mills. But It is fashionable to abuse what the government has to show in the way of art?which is doubtless deficient in many respects, and possibly objectionable in others; but on the whole it is, we venture to say, a better exhibition than any other nation, ancient or modern, was ever able to make in the first hundred years of Its existence. ? Poole, whose recently finished portrait of Miss Appleby gave such general satisfaction to her friends and acquaintances, is now engaged on a likeness of her brother, Mr. George F. Ap pleby, which promises to be equally successful. After finishing this and one or two other por traits now under way, Mr. Poole will go to the country for a summer sketching tour, which will include portions of Maryland and Virginia, and particularly the sections in the vicinity of Weir's Cave and the Natural Bridge. ? Turner expects to go in a short time to the southwestern part of Virginia, the fine scenery of which will keep his pencil busy for some time to come. Whether he would not succeed better in more quiet phases of nature, we can tell better after we see some of the results of his trip. ? Theodor Kaulmann has ready for shij> ment to Vienna three pictures illustrating "Phasesof Religious Development," which will challenge attention on the other side, as well on account of the ideas embodied in the series as for artistic treatment. About the first of next mouth Mr. Kaufinanu goes to Minnesota, where he expects to spend the summer. ? *'? ? More Promises or a I.arok Fruit Crop ? Notwithstanding the fact that the ]>each crop Is bad I v injured in this immediate section, so much so thatscarcelv a fourth of a crop will be fathered, yet report* from different parts of the 'eninsula indicate that unless untorseen fros s or storms should injure the trees or the young fruit, there will be abundant crop in those sec tions, from Smyrna southward. The trees are everywhere loaded with blossoms, and the pros Kct now is that thetrop this year will be larger au it was last year, ftor is the gratifying prospect confined to the peaches. Strawberries, Blackberries, and all small fruits come in for their full share of the pleasure thus being af forded to the fruit-growers of the Peninsula, and the fruit-consumers everywhere. The pres ent indications are, too, that the apple crop, so far ftom being a failure, is not at all 'njured and promises to be abundant?MiUdletomn {OfI.) Transcript. Skkator Frntow an Ex-Li-mber* ax?The Warren (Pa.) Mail savs: Senator Fenton was in town last Thursday, to go down the river on a raft. Twenty rears ago be was a lumberman on the Alleghany"and Conewengo. Since that time he has not had the luxury of such a ride. Now he will have a little touch of 'the old time come again.' We believe he shipped this time as a cabin passenger, with Mr. Crawler, and not as commander of the whole fleet as nereto fore. InTRUiCRS OF TBI FbRVCH MoKARCHISTS. Count Sasthenee de la Rochefoucauld, who was reported to hare gone on a mission to Count de Chambord from tue Legitimists and Orleanists, baa returned to Paris. He had a long confer ence with the royal exile, but gires no indica tions of its result. He is authorised, howerer, to stamp as false and absurd a rumor that the Count contemplated adopting the Prince Impe rial, the son of the late Emperor. Tarn Shah of Persia will soon arrire at Vienna- He is accompanied by all the mem bers of his cabinet ana three wives. The esti mated cost of his European toor will be live million sterling. Pbiscb Bismarck is a great consumer of lager beer, introducing it into his dwelling house in small kegs, which are on tap at all hours of the day and night, and oa all occasions. VThe health of the Pope is still improving. MTAU the available regular troops la Haraaa and other towns hare been ordered to Join the armr la the told. VTbe session of the Presbyterian assembly of the United 8Uttes began at Little Rock, Ark., THS1- reported that the Cuban General A gramonte, seeing that his capture was inevita ble, committed suicide rather than tail alive into the hands of the Spaniards. Viol DeBlanc, Deetoaet ami ethers, from 8i. Martin, arrived at New York last ?v?ninf in i harge of a deputy marshal and a squad of fed eral sufcUcrs. Emily raltkfall mt Wuklartoa. Mia Emily Faithful, wbo spent some time in this city lMt season, hu written oat her iai pressions in a letter which appears in the May MB her of the Victoria Mmgatim*, of which she is editor. As is usual with the people of her country, she gets things mixed badly, but on the wnole she takes a pretty fair view, and writes in good temper. We make the following extracts: "A reception at the White House, though equivalent to our Vueen's ?Drasing Room,' i> a widely different affair. The one we attended was the largest held this season. I was unfor tunate enough to miss Lady Thornton who wi> to present me, and bad I not fallen into the sate keeping of Mrs. Fish I should never have made my way through a densely packed m*** ot people who extended from the hall to the re ception room. But Mrs. Fish was able to take us in by a privileged way to the room in which the President, Mrs. Grant and Miss Nellie Grant stood for more than two hours shaking hands with each member of an assemblage which can only be denominated 'a crowd.' What would happen on such occasions if repub lican institutions involved the use of court trains I cannot imagine. l>o not, however, suppose that our American cousin* are nut li ferent to personal adornment, or that points of etiquette are disregarded iu this free republic. The magnificent dresses iu which the ladus sweep the streets, and the diamonds which f.ash on all sides of you, from the dawn of dav to its <?cPm, surpass description. The ordinary Senator and Congressman is almost shabby >i. his invariable suit of verv worn black broad cloth, but his wife and daughter are respleu- ' dent in Paris dresses, and very marvels in the style of their bats and bonnets." Then as to the etiquette existing iu Washington society, I can assure my English readers that the rules are as severe as in the monarchial circles ot Euro[>e. The members' wives must call tirst on the Sena tors'wives, and these in their turn must visit the wives of the judges of the supreme court and the secretaries, and all must tirst pay their respects to the ladies of the diplomatic corps The President's wife of course is not expected to call 011 any one, and a season at the capital is considered indispensable to the success of fash ionable social life. Music and dancing have been recently introduced into the afternoon re ceptions, and the newspapers chronicle all such events in a style which woi 1' ev.'n astonish the readers of the London Coutt Journal. Two ot the plcasantest kun 1 spent at Wash ington were passed with Senator Sumner--a man who stands head and shoulders attove hi* fellows in intellectual culture and personal graces. His name is known ami honored in our best English circles, and let me describe his carcer here in the word* of the Kev. Jamc. Freeman Clarke, who whiled away the tedium of a lot g car jonrney, between Boston and Albany, by his pleasant talk on subjects oi mutual interest. Charles Sumner, he said, went trom Boston to the United States Senate, in 1K51, a comparatively young man. He had made himself u ipopular here at home by op posing most of tl e measures that were fashion able. I>ai iel W? bster was then the idol of'th" community, a'w". any man who opposed him was at once ostiaciscd. This young man wa< fond of the approbation of his fellow-men, and was not made to l?e a l.uther or Elijah in defer ence to public opinion. No man ever felt more keenly than he the opposition of enemies, or the estrangement of friends, or the unkind ness and injustice of false accusations. And yet, during the twenty years, Charles Sumner has encountered all these, not minding what Ins own private fceiings were. He could say with Cato, ? I^et the gods love the winning cause; I stand by the conquered and defeated came.' He began his public career in Congress by a* tacking with unanswerable argument the Infa mous fugitive slave law. He opposed with all the energy of his nature and all the power of bis intellect, the repeal of the Missouri compromise and the introduction of slavery into Kansas, and it is owing largely to liis labors and his suf ferings, that the United States are reallv free, that the war has ended, aud peace and uniuii been restored." Letmon ?f Spring. All that was sleeping is awake, And all u li\ in$ that was dead! O thou who say'st thy sere heart ne'er With verdure can again be spread; 0 thou who mocrnest them that sleep, Low iting in an earthly bod, 1 .ook out on tnis reviving ?<?? m, And be new hopes within thee bred! [ frenck. An "Houkst" Thi*f.?//? a Forcr-l can and Returns the Monty Li'jht Months After. n October last a lady who lives in 112th street had her |>ocket picked in Central Park, losing purse which contained ?t2-75, a visiting card bearing her address, and a lock of hair. Witlun few Jays she received the pocketbook. minu the money, and the following letter written in :i scrawly hand, and evidently by au iguorant person: Pror : I found this pockethook to-day, Oct. 4. about 3 o'clock, in Central Park. There was about lltll in it. It came very nice for me, for 1 was rather short in the pocket. If I should send you the mouey it would be no lesson to you for losing it, but now you will be in we careful next time. If 1 was you I would not carry a pockethook. but put my my money in vouf bosom. I send you back the hook because I suppose you care more for that hair and the penny than you do for the na?tv money that makes all the trouble iu be world*, 1 remain, yours truly, Samikl Stvpolk. P. S?I leave you your silver for better luck next time. I think by the looks of them n *w stamps that you must have money in the bauk. Well. I will be your banker, and pay you seven per cent, for this money that I have'got. I will only borrow it, and will pay you one of these days if, when I am ready, 1 can tind you. You know it is no harm to borrow. My stdmach feels lighter already. In a year or two I wdl try to find yon out aud pay you with interest. S. S. On Thursday lastVyoung man rang the Iwll at the bouse of the recipient of this letter, and asking for the lady by name, was shown iut<i the parlor. Without unnecessary delay he pulled out his pocketbook and handed her 912.75 saying as he did so, "I hardly expected to pay you s<> soon. Being urged to retain a oortion of the money, the polite thief replied, "Ob, uo: I've plenty of my own."?y. X. Stu,. IC'k imt. Tbi*htricitie8 of LiauTMHo.?A cor respondent of the Chicago Inter-Ocean, writing from Hawthorn. Ill, May!, says:?During the severe storm of Thursday evening last the elec tricity was particularly lively in the locality ot the Cicero lime kiln and quarries, which are ad jacent to Hawthorn station, on the Chicago. Burlington and t^uincy railway. Considerable commotion was caused by its freaks in one ot the boarding-houses occupied by laborers em ployed at these works. At the time of the oc currence there were present but two of the men, the woman of the hou?e and her child. The electricity entered alongside of the stove-pipe, skipped o'ft on to the floor, passed under a closed door into an inner room, made a detour of the room, repassing under the door back into the first or main room, making an exit at the outer door, which was standing open. Its course could be plainly traced on the floor by a shallow, roughly skived out splintery furrow. Both men were prostrated, but soon recovered their faculties, but retain marks that show that their escape from so direful an antagonist is cer tainly wonderful. One of them has in the bottom of the lett foot, as if done by an instrument, a i i"ce of flesh cut out, three-fourths of an inch in diameter and three-eighths of an inch deep, perfectly round and concave. The man's thigh on the same side has a blackened and somewhat bruised spot as large as one's hand; a clasp knife in his pants pocket on the same side had its metal parts blistered as If in a fire. The sole or other part of his shoe or other clothing were not torn or scorched. Theother of the men had his left breast braised and blackened. Neither the woman nor the child, which was at the time in the arms of one of the men, was injured in the least. A GOf D Woek.?There is a set of men in Eng land who are earnestly engaged in the object o f 8ring poor laboring men some employment for eir Time on Sundays, making it the first step for bringing Christian influences to bear upon them. Mechanics' institute, open libraries, harmless recreations of all kinds are advocated, and, when possible, the theory takes a practical shape. It is. In some measure, the going back to the time when the parson preached to his flock In the morning, and joined in a game of cricket in the afternoon. An instance of Ike suc cess of the system is given In a late English pa per. A Kev. Mr. Silver was for twenty years pastor of what wae at first notorious ae the roughest and most drunken parish in Shrop shire. In his labor of reformation he did not neglect prayer-meetings and other religions ex ercises, but he employed other, and, what would seem to many, very objectionable means He opened a Sunday reading-room, museum, and gallery of paintings. The result of his la bors would furnish pruStoble rending for the over-righteous of oor day and generation. The parish is now as widely celebrated for its sobri ety and industry ae befbre tor Its worse traits, and the example of Mr. Silver is being widely followed. VThe Scandinavians aek to be rep repeated ?s the next re public an state ticket In Minne sota* and toe St. Paul Press concedes too jnstloo of their claim and too adviatoility ef complying with it. TELEGRAMS TO THE 8TAB This AlterBMB'a Dispatches. ? ? ASSOCIATED PRESS EXPORTS, THE VIEXXA (OMHIMIOXEBN. Broull of llw rHe fhMrirmof Bribery I'bII) ftmUlwd Vienna, May 17 ? The investigation into thf charges against tue suspended couimias'onei* to the exhibition bait been complete*!, tml tbe voluminous detail* have been forwarded to Washington. Tbe Inquiry developed tbe tact that the appropriation made by tbe I'-iited St*t? CMfrtM for the exhibition in near It ex hi u?t?d. and the charge* of bribery have Wen fu ly sustained. It van aim brought to ligb that ?30 #?i were extended on the roof ot tbe machine department, when the actaal co-t waff not more than one-tenth that sum Otlier reckltw expenditures were also proven >l? Ur? are now better un<1er the direction ot the new commissioner?. G*>ds are arriving rapnlly, and it Is expected the American de pai tm'ent will be ready by tbe 10th of J une. The Pmbyleriaa Veaeral 4<vmbl). rKOCIBtirM TO-DAY. Baltimore, May 17?The third davs' session of the Presbvterian General A>*emhly opened with praver by Her I?r. BenJ. F. Stead. I?r Herr'.ck Jobiinon. from the special committee 011 A BOOK or PKAISR. t re|>orted that tbev haul completed their work 'The compilation had l?tn entrusted to I?r..I T. Durri a, of New York, who had been added t > the committee to till a vacancy. The re|?ort wan accompanied bv resolutions i'or the consid eration of tne wocmbly directing the committee to proceed with the work of stereotyping th~ book without awaiting the approval of the next assembly, and requesting churches about to change their bvmn books to postpone action until the ap|>earance of the new book. I>r. Hatfield. a member of the committee, stated that he was present at its last meeting, and decidedly dissented from certain features of the report. The matter was referred to a special committee comt>o*ed of I?rs. Heberton. of St. Paul, Schaft', of New York, and Robin son.of Harrisburg. A communication from lie*. Andrew P. Hop B, ot the Canton Presbytery, relative to estab ing rRoPKSSoRSHtPR #?P *IMIO!IAIlV lVSTRtC" Tio*, was referred to the committee on theological seminaries. From i:nr?pe lo-?tay. CHAMilor MINISTER* IM PKAXCB. Paris, May 17?The resignations of ?W?u lard, ministor of the interior, and Jate* S'mun, minister of public iii?truction, have been ac cepted by President Thiers. It is reported that the ministry of public w or ship is to be re?-stal>li-hed. The new members of the cabinet will be either moderate republican* or member* of tbe part* of the left center. THE MT7.ZIED PRESS 1* PRAMCR. Paris, May 17?Several journals of this city have been fined for republishing the letter ot Felix Pyat, addressed to President Thiers, print* d in the I.ondon Tin's 011 the 1st of April. The PfHjJe Imrai* newspaj>er ha- been sup pressed for publishing editorial articles attack ing the national assembly. JAFANKK STKA>! KR CAPROX. Gibraltar, May 17.?The Japanese steamer Capron arrived here to-day from New York, via Bermuda and Madeira. Alton board arc Will. Tbe Gnberuatorial War in Arkan?a?. Nrw York, May 17 A dispatch from Little | Rock, Arkansas, >ays that Gov. Baxter re mains in the capitol night and day, with a force of men fully armed, to protect him against the threatened raid of the friend* of Lieutenant Governor Smith tooust Baxter and place Smith in tbe guliernatorial chair. The grounds of Smith's friend* for their proposed action are that Baxter's election was unconstitutional; but it appears lie was elected on the same ticket with and running ahead ot Smith and all others on tbe ticket. 1 ne state bouse and grounds are closely guarded, and several officers connected with the militia have been removed, ami their places tilled bv friends of Baxter, and the lat ter s decided measures of preparation to resist all movements of the Smith faction ha?evi *?*.? ij led to reconsideration on the part of Smith s friend*, j,?-. w,u Ivlcld without resorting to arms. not Tlie h: elmiond ItnellBK TratHy. N't* Yock, May 17?A Richmond dispatc'i states that the funeral yesterday of Mordecai. killed in a duel, was attended by a numerou ciowd. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that he was killed by MeCarty in a duel, an t find'- that the seconds are censurable for not informing the authorities of the affair. Mr Carty'* wounds are very serious and hi* condi tion iscrlti. al. Tbe seconds are still imprisoned, and are visited by hundred* of friends. The Xew l'ork Bank Hlatemeat. New York, May 17. ?The weekly l?ank state ment is a* follows: I/oans, increase, ltt.3Mb,.VKi; *]>ecie, increase, S4:.T ..Kio. legal tenders. in crease. J?l,i:.",90n; deposits, increase. R5,0l5.0on. circulation, decrease, ion. ? A Bankrupt State. St. Lone, May 17.?A s|>ecial dispatch from Jefferson city say* the funds in the Aate treasury are completely exhausted. Wall's Opera Hoisk.? Those lively dialect actors. Baker and Karron. appear for the last time to-night in their drama of "Oris ami Lena." ?In Monday night the talented come dian, Joe Murphy, who played a very success ful engagement here a year or more ago, will open his budget of fun. ? Reports op Axothei: Fiuht With thk Moixk*?Late dispatches from the lava bed state the Modoc? are enirenchi-d in Crater butte. or Mass lava. Captain Hasbrouck i* camped within watching distance of the ene my, with two hundred and ten men, where he await* the airival of Colonel Mason, who on Tuesday morning started from Captain Jack's old strongbo.d with one hundred and serentv men. At last accounts the Indians were forti fying their present |K>*ition. with the evident intention ol giving battle uu the first opportu nitv. Colonel Mason signaled hi? knowledge of the whereabouts of the lislians Wednesday after noon by way of Jack's old stronghold, and that both himself and Hasbrouck were ordered to obtain favorable positions during the night an t make an attack on the enemy at 3 o'clock Thursday morning. Tbi* news is knowu only to a few in camp. A sentinel re|>ort* he heard Bring on an east erly direction from camp at an early hour Thursday morning. It is inferred from thi that Colonel Mason hasbegnn hi* work. Warhixotox andOhio Railroad?In reply to an application to tbe president of the Wash ington und Oh'.o railroad to make Martinburg West Ya., the tem|>orary terminus ot the road instead of Winche*ter, Mr. McKenxie replied that be would lay tbe application before the board of directors, but that he himself had ns power to change their action adopting the Snicker's Gap roate, or to say anything which would commit?Alrjc. ( V?.) Gazette. The Painter* Strike iv Baltimore. Our announcement of the successful ending of the strike ol tbe Baltimore painters appears to have l>e< n premature. A meeting of the em plovers wft? held last night, and a general de termination shown to hold out against the in crease of wages which is demanded. But reallv seems that the men ought to earn three dollars for a day's work?America*, 17 tk. A Scbstiti te POR Coal?A company ha* recently been formed in England for working a svstem of machinery adapted to the manufac ture of a new and apparently highly suooess ful substitute for coal. The process in <jue*tion is adapted for the production of two or three varieties of fuel, the materials employed being coal dost, peat crude-state oil and stale tar. It is to cost aeven shillings per ton. ITA remote next of kin lay* claim to the en tire town of Hickman, Ky. ?Virginia City, Nev., is sealing into tbe ? which underlie its foundaUsos. A carman in Cambridge, Mass., has been sentenced to the bouoe of correction for six months for beating his horse with a crowbar. Wit is said there ere twenty per seas in Georgia under sentence of death, all to be exe cuted within the next sixty days. Wit only coots f 10 to Imuqge corner* in Oswego; which is mad hanging areanA "corners" te Wall i I7*A Springheld bey ire years of knocked down by a rooster a day or I and had hie revenge at the dinner table the next day. Wary Jane Mad deck, of Chicago, took to drinking, smashing the faraltare. and sheeting so promieeaeweiTTfcet her hnehaad, Hading -antMi life too exhilarating, craves a divorce. Warren street Motto sed te receive the hy the conference, of three one, to LOCAL NEWS 1MB cam ?r 1*1 wiiw r. mi ior?t t? oirual th? ?mtmTU lorar mi'v-narktor tbb trruir m >*?l VllUMT'O BE* K. Ti> 4*t la the Cowt ib 0*Mr*l Ttra lk?rt ??? a large attendance JaOge Canter a* nouactd that Ike court hai emmr t* tbe uaant aow conclusion to sustain tbe darr o! Um court \+\om In the caw of Tboa Wright. aw vtcted vl the murder of Rogen*t. and sen. teteed to beWigedon thetotu inaiant. thevonJe* m4iatlMflH^ar tWnfeam la ? ., ???! U> the *?ol. v ?.cli the judge rul~1 was u tade l<cmteat (trfnxv, Jalit earner said the lat tice bel<>? also rhartrtl U* jmrr that If tbejr entertained reafonat-le Oot.bto they would ae | ?juit When tfccT nnr to >'iiMiaf the charge th? t And the defYadaiit covered by the beael oral rale h to rramaal>l? <ImM. and an rha 1 question of the a<ibi he |i\r< the Jary a pte cautM>u. and leaves tura to act on Uito?,Bastion a* on other*. Whether the itlbi vM a aeparaut ?left-nce to immaterial, l>ut the great <|u?a:t?ti to whether the conrt lusn tei the |<rwof af tba U?i? ?hick the law reqairot. and on thi* q w t?oii he had ruicd eorre*-tlv, |itci them the ae eesaary caution. They ban not ?-vn*Mrre<l tba quertwn ol Independent ilr Vnre, pretetr;iig to postpone it to a time when M to iiuiterative far tb< m to a?'t on such ?|iieati? 1. ?Judge W\ lie ?ab1 that an aMlrraatire defease should be proven, an-1 it h? tailed, the defoaoa l>aw? k for uatliing. He W1 that an alibi wam an affirmative defence. and h <k<>?M kirebaa mailt out to the satisfaction of the jury, aa I hit 1 ><g tailed, Lb dct--nce tell. The dectriae af reasonable doubt dMt not enter here, hvt-ewa the alibi should Ije lullv mate out or rati. Tha flrst step inaua. ui this kind to to prove tha or/.uj dr/tcfu, than Aat the priaitmr v>< pres ent a?' ? ? rpetraaeM tbe crime If be ?et? np an alibi hr ant prove tt to the satisfaction ot' the jury I"he men; !????> of the coart differed somewhat as to the ?ivrtlo* ot independent de ft nee. "artter gave hi* viewsoa thto?|i ?mm mi Metal tto. pc larss. acrtso health orricaa, bbabb araiaBMu-A LAiMtrimoi imuuina UrUKtOMI'AMN. At a regular mating of tho Board of Hea'th, 1*M night, Dr. HI is* acting liea!-' >(11 <>er. otter ed a series ot resolution*.dec ar tbe l .ilowiug premi??s nuisances. tnjuriom to . %ltb H?a*e? Nos. 1421.1431' and 142s K strait !>? :> went. 1 or be ing below grade and In adilfepnl d condttton, having no drains, leaky rooiV a" - Mthv yards, and therefore nnSt tor human I <bitatlor; tha four houses ait aated In aliev be- eew I a ad K ami Fourteenth and Fifteenth atre u nor tto west, having ne water supply or drain* ,e. and being I In a dilapidated condition, hou- No. *??_"* Fif teenth street northwest ami a ho . ?e In the rear of No. M19 Fifteenth street northw. st, b.'ing la a dilapidated and dangerous condition. having no sewer contu ctions or -ufllcient privy accom o<lations, and with rtagnant water In collar; bonae* 1407, lffn*. 1411 ami t street north west, having no water supply, sewcr^ga ar Mifficient pnt y acr>iiiiiiH>-Utt<>iii>. an<l ix-tng 'n a leaky condition, the four corn ra of T wenty tourth'and I. street* northwest, being covered with |Ktol? of atagnant water, the haloeay ta house Mtnateo at tlie corner ot Tenth and 1 ?;r ? ts northwest, being in a dilapidated condi tion ari'l dangerous to life and limb, the stabla situated in the alley between Ninth and Tenth and F and F stre?-t? aou'hwi st. Ix-ing in aa aa safe condition, ami dangcrou* to lite and limb. A diacussion arising a* to the atvle in which I>r. Bli<? prepared bisreaolutlona declaring cer tain buildings nuisance* and injurtoas to health, that gintb-iuan l>egg>it leave to lie relieved froa trie duties of health officer. Tha reaola tione were adopted, and the health aMeer waa dircct?-d to cause the abatement ot the naiaan o< > r. f. rrcl to The treasurer was directed to {xircnase ten pou 11.It. of rope tor the |m> 1 n imaster, to be narnl 111 conve\ing< ?| - n 1 animal" to the poaad. ^ - Alkxavpkia.?(^notationsot new fish for thi* day, lurnisbed to Thi Stab by li^-'-ge W. Harriaon Co., wbolewale deai ra in bah. Nja. 42 King St., 90, 51. 9?: fl-li wharvea. Alexandria: Shad, |?er hundred. fl to ?'.??; Herring, per thouaand. aio to ?!? . a!.'te perch, per hunch, 'joto . rock, per ounch,i*ito.m; ortal,|?er hunch. 10 to 15. to Tut CoL<>RKi> Kca<M>LS?hHer*ttimf cases.?A tnteting of the teacher* af the cohaed school*, and prominent etttaaaa, n lends of eda cation, wax lietd vesterdav at the Haaiaar school building. The exerciaes opened by a choru* ol thirty voices selected iron* the schools of the Kumner achool building, under the lead<r*hip ot Mis*?;. 1. Fleet, music teacher for the western district. Superintendent Cook, in briet remarks, stated the oMect?ot the Mat ing, ami reviewed the statistics of the schoola for the month ot May. sliowiug the |>ercentaga ot atumlance as follows 3d district, tot; 4lb district. 95.J; Mb district; 95.8. The general average was S'-.s. which was a gain of 1.2 over the c?rresj?oinling month of the last school year. Twenty schools intswd through the month with out a case of tardiness: the loweat per centaga 01 attendance a a* 92, and the hlgheat M. The report shows a very prosperous condition of tha colored schools brought ?'?oat by the exertions ol the teachers and superintendent. Miaaeo Maria McPherson and Lariuia l^emare and Masters Charles Peteia a ad Hamuel Bryaat *" a ere Brooks. Wm. H. Taliatero. Prof. 8am(ison, ei4E trustee-lone*, and Prof Wm. J. Wilaon, afte^Tf which tbe pupils sang ? Pawn by the Deep Blaa Sea." which elicited the approbatioa af all pr< sent. Tbe interesting exerctoes were <*laaed by singing, duett ami chorus, "Now I Lay Ma Iiown to Sleep," by Misaes Partbeaia and Mary Woodson, in a very acceptable manner. ViaiTOFTna "TemperAnn Bi Bsai*?m to the Pbksiobwt.?The "Temi?erance Mess ing." ot Philadelphia, held another meeting last night to accommodate those who were un able to attend the meeting on Thuraday night. The exercises were conducted by Mr. Char lea Hermitage, president ot the bleastni!. The in fant prodigy. Hettie K. Peacock, recited tha i?oem, "The Temperance Army," which was loudly encored, when she stood up on the pre siding officer's desk, and read "The Hign Board," with great effect. The rtoitora called upon tbe President at II o'clock this morning; and he received tbem in the East room and con gratulated them n|ion the good work in which they were engaged, and wished them suooeaa. The visitors each shook bands with the Presi dent, and after he retired they were ahoaH through the parlor*. ? A Trial or the Stabtob Fibe Extib r;risHEB was made to-day on the Menament CHinds, a frame building. 1* by 30 feet, having In ereeted ami set on Are for that purpose; I but it ap|>ear* that tt did not work rer\ well aa the lire gained so much headway that an alarm was turned In from box 72 at 1 o'clock, bring ing out enginesNos. 1 ami ana 4, to extingaiah The reel ot the Franklin No. 2 while going ta the tire u|?et when starting out at the corner ui 12th street and tbe Avenue, and threw ana af the firemen named Thomas Hum, injuring one Of his arjus slightly. The reel was semewbat damaged. ? a TheGbksadiebs.?Ceaapany A, Washington Grenadiers, held their regular meeting laat night at their armorv. Vice President L. 'fraves in the chair and L. It Trembly secretary. Soma new member* were enrolled and several nsmsa were added to tbe honorary member roll. Tba treasurer. Mr. Francis Prott. reported ai??s . ash received into the helmet fund from the raffle af tbe lot in Uniontown, presented by I,ieat. (?raves to the company, and that Daniel Con nolly, esq., has been the tacky winner. White pantaloon* were then adopted tor olcers and men. according to the pattern of tbe WatoM Light Infantry, to be worn during the sui mon >ha. ? More Cabdii>ate? roa Divorce?Y< day a petition wa* filed for Catherine E. Blant (ace M? Far land) agt. E.J. Blunt on the grounds ot desertion. Also. Naucy L. Kroneberger agt. Wm. Kroneberger, to whom she was married in Baltimore in 1KB .on the ground ofUl-treataaeat, and to day, Sarah Dans, by A K. Browne, entered a suit against .lames Davto she was married In lto>7, and lived with him till February last. She states that she has been a resident of the District fifty years, and charges her husband with adultery. BniDine r ebb its have been issued a> fol lows since oar last report ? Lawto Thomas, two story frame. A.betweea M1 and 7th streets, southeast; Isaac Landie, two-story brick, S, between Mb and 10th streets, north 1 Dickinson, two-story frame, H, between Seat! Capitol and Half streets, soatheast; J. W. Som era and James Smith, to ealarge between M and ad streets, north' front and three stories In height. 8mall Pox Cases reported to-day: Oaa mm ' and ' O, between 3d and Ik streets southwest; mm la alley between 4 k and Cth aad H and I stre southwest: and ons in allay mb and K and Fsussla nort have streets southwest, and Cth and H am Smtl! -To-dar, Measasf

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