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The Washington Ceitic
22D YEAH NO. 6,705.
WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY EVENING, FElfltUAKY 4, 1890.
PliTCE TWO CENTS.
vriiro An -rttn ,, t nnftin I
nrivio ur irm vvuniiu in uiu&r.
Tho Itfncrnl of Mra. Copplugor took placo
Tlio Democrats universally approvo Mr.
Tlio funeral of. Mrs. Tracy mid her daugh
ter 111 bo held to-morrow.
dairies Ilowsky committed suicide last
night. Tlic causo was unrequited love.
'I lie Ccntrnl Bureau of llollct had n pro
tractcd fight last night oTcr the solcctlon
The eighth annual carnival meeting of
the Washington Sivngcrbund took placo
Inst night at Kdel's Hall.
The (Into has not yet been fixed for tho
entrance Into ofllco of tho now Knelnce;
Commissioner of tho District.
The Pennsylvania Ilcpubllcatis held an
enthusiastic meet Ins at tho hall of tho
Pcmisjlvanla Club, Grand Army Hall, last
It Is Bald that tho House Committee, on
Elections has decided to recommend n new
election In tho caso o( llcprcscutatlro C. R.
llrccklnrldgo of Arkansas.
Tho International American Conference
jestcrday adopted resolutions tendering
tbclr slnccic condolcuco to Mr. and Mrs.
Ulainc on tho death of their daughter.
In tlio contested election caso of.9iul(U
Ira .Tnnl. tnn frnm llin Vsi i a 1. 1 1 iltattitt lt
"West Virginia, tho contestant wi'seated,.
thus giving tho licpubllcans a quorum."'
In tho caso of Georgo I.. V. Do UoiUroyS
it nl.. fin., nnnpllflntn. vfi. T. Francis Kl" rrsr
on apnea', tho United States Bupretnu
court nas rovcrsca iuo uccrce wmi cosis.
Tho Superintendent of Census has ap
pointed John Hydo of Nebraska and Mor
timer Whitehead of New .Icrsoy chief spe
cial agents for tho Collection of the statis
tics of agriculture.
Wjthe Denby, a brother of ox-Mlnlstcr
Dcnliy, and a cleric In chargo of Naval
At ademy Affairs In tho ofllco of tho Secre
tary of tlio Navy, Is not expected to recover
from his stroke of paralysis.
The Supremo Court of tho United States
lias rendered an opinion directing the Court,
of Claims to cntor. a judgment Tor $11,733
in favor of General John tf. Mosby In his
milt against tho United States.
Mr. It, I. Eckcrson, for somo years In
chargo of tho Maryland business In tho
olllcc of tho Second Assistant Postmaster
General, and more lately Assistant Superin
tendent of tho Hallway Mall Service, has
resigned to engage In business in Port
Kx-Congreesman W. AV. Bojco died at
lils home In Fairfax County,
Additional hurricane cxpcrlcuccs at sea
are reported by Incoming vessels.
General Sprlggs' Anti-Trust bill was
killed In tho West Virginia Legislature
A scientific expedition Is preparing to
Mart fiom Philadelphia to Yucatan and
The grippe has reached the leserves In
tho Noithwcst and tho Indians aro ter
rorized. Sergeant O'Donnell of tho Government
garrison at Fort Niagara, has committed
A number of discbarges of Dcmocrtjs
were made jestcrday in the Federal oflle'es
of Now Yoi k.
'J ho trial of Charles LcConey, for tho
murder of Aunio LeConcy, has begun at
Camden, N. J.
Kmll Stayer, a blind chalimakcr of New
York, last night attempted to murder his
wlfo and child.
Tho coroner's Juiy found thnt Hanker
Hitman's death was by accidental drowning
in tho Schuylkill.
Mr. IlasUin, long a clerk in tho New York
Supremo Court, died jcstciday while a
trial was going on.
Tho Grovo Hotel, at Spencer, N. Y., was
destroyed by flro yesterday and the guests
made narrow escapes.
Sfhe New York and Chicago Presbyteries
decided to favor a revision of tho West
minster confession of faith,
The Virginia Houso of Delegates has
votid against dispensing nitb convict labor
on the public works at itichmond.
Hon. Seth Low was Inaugurated presi
dent of Columbia College, New York, last
night with brilliant surroundings.
Hon. John G. Carlislo has prepared a
statement of the position of tho Demo
crats in tho Houso in their contest with
ltcv. Dr. Tulmago lias returned from his
trip to tho Holy Xand with a corncr-stono
for his new Brooklyn tabernacle from
Philadelphia councilmen arc bcglniiiug to
make concessions to the Reading Terminal
project under tho influenco of campaign ap
peals to voters.
1 ho names of Mrs. Cavanaugh and daugh
ter vcro read out in tho Catholic Church at
Watcrtown, N. Y,, for baring a dancing
jinrty at their homo.
Lady McDonald's magnificent private car
and live other passenger coaches were
liurned In tho Canadian Pacific Railway's
yard at Ottawa. Loss $00,000.
George AT Dennlston, Jr., teller of tho
National Bank at MIddletown, N. Y., has
committed suicldo rather than havo an
operation performed upon an abscess on
Captain W. J. Calvin of tho Ross Light
Infantry was shot dead at Colmesnll, Tox.,
last night by J. W. Ashburuer, a constable.
Calvin was unarmed, and there Is said to
liuve been no provocation for tho shooting,
Asburucr fled and is still at largo.
Tho experience told by fishermen arriv
ing from tho Newfoundland fishing banks
are the most harrowing that has been re
lated by them for many years. Tho fisher
men unanimously pionounco tho weather
the worst they havo ever experienced.
Governor Gordon villi appoint Gcueral
Phillip Cook Secretary of Stalo of Georgia,
to fill tho placo made vacant by tho death
of Colonel Barnett. Goncial Cook was a
brigadier-general in tho Confederate army,
and was twelve years in Congress.
Mark M. Ilerr, formerly Assistant Sor-geant-at-Arms
of tho United States Houso
of Representatives, was shot and killed in
San Trancisco last night by Jack Naugk
ton, a mau whom be had befriended for
years. Naughtou has been acting as agent
for ono of the shady Insurance schemes of
this city, and tho fatal quarrel occurred
over Nauebtou's acts In opproprlatlngsotne
ot their funds Hcrr was well Kuown on
tho coast and In Washington. He was a
son-in-law of Survoyor-Gcneral John A,
Benson and had strong political backing
during tho Cleveland Administration.
On board the cruiser Chicago of tho
Squadrou of Evolution there aro 150 cases
Tho revenue of Franco for tho year 18S0
mbs $014,200,000 and the total expenditures
A professor at tho Klansenbcrg Univer
sity, lu Austria, claims to have discovered
mi absolutely certain antiseptic remedy for
Tho Czar has summoned to St. Peters
burg Baron do Staal, tho Russlau Ambassa
dor In London, to report upou tho Auglo
Tho Brltleh Cabinet will hold a couucll
to morrow at the resldonce of thoMainuis
f Salisbury, In London, to determine upou
tho form of the Queen's speech.
At tho reopening ot the Rclchsrath, nftor
tho leaders bad broken tho ice, tho Hermans
ionvcrccd freely with tho ministers aud
vtlth tho Czechs.
Hcrr Bchraidt, tho editor of the Cologne
(itrcttc, has been scntcucod to ono month's
Imprisonment in a fortress for publishing
calumnies against tho Dowager Empress
Marriage llconces have boon Issued to
James II, Taylor and Louise Morsell, Wash-,
iugtou; William B, Ljuch aud Holleu J,
Becker, Jomcsvillo, Fla.j Thomas S, Audor
tou and Mary J. Williamson, Washington;
Bennett M Sockctt and llolcn E. Cole
11,011, Washington; Joseph Fauk aud Annie
Laul, Washington; Walter Burt and Sarah
II, Morton, Washington, William II. Prater
nud Louleo P, Hamilton, Washington,
MB. TRACY IMPROVING.
Ho is Now tho ,Guo3t of President
BODIES AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Tho Famous East Room a Chamber of
I'oiiMiltliiK About tho l'unnrat Ar
rangement TolngrniHS ami Letter
or Condolence, l'otirlnc In 1'roin
Secretary Tracy has recovered suf
llelcntly to Iciwo tlio Davis house, and
this nftcrnoon came over to the "Whlto
House, whero he will remain tlio guest
of llio President.
Tho President, niter attending tlio
fnucrnl of Mrs. Copplngcr this morn
ing, dipvo nt once to the residence of
Hon. Bancroft Davis lo confer with
Snn,Mi,ri- TVnnir nn din ni ranrrnmnnta fnt-
(JUicffuncrnl of Ills wife nnd daughter.
At o'clock Inst n elit Mr. Frank Tracv
- I- " 1 i I 1 I r .1 f.
nrrivcu uy special uuiii irom uio nee
ictaiy's farm nt Owego, N. Y and
nflcrlicailng tbo tidings of Ills father's
steady Improvement drove nt onco to
tile "While House, whero ho was met
by tho President, who had remained up
until Hint llmo with tlio watchers In the
IN TIIF. T.AHT llOOM.
The stalely apartment was closed this
morning to everyone save members of
the Cabinet and of those of tho Presl
dcnllal household.. Tho blinds nro
down, excluding tho bright Biinlight,
which has succeeded the day of gloom,
and the only light Is that which falls
fiom the central crystal chandelier upon
the two cloth-covered caskets lying to
gether in tho middle! of tho vast silent
room. Both caskets nro closed, as Miss
Tracy's face wns scarred and burned
beyond recognition. On her casket rests
a gieat spray of lilies, placed there yes
terday by Mrs. Harrison immediately
after'tho bodies had been boinc into tho
On Mrs. Tracy's casket is a cluster of
pmplo and white l'arma violets, which
Mis. Morton laid there at the same time.
This morning, in addition to this, tlio
lemains of the mother havo been almost
enveloped in huge branches of palm,
cut from Hie 200-year-old Bermuda
palm in the White House conservatory
by older of tho President.
iionii:s taken to Tin: whiti: nousi:.
Yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock,
wlun the two caskets were cat tied
fiom theicsidenccof the Attorney-Qcn-eial
nnd placed in tho black-plumed
henries, they wcio followed by four car
iiagep, the first containing Mrs. Hani
mi. Attorney General nnd Mrs. Miller;
tho second, Vice-President and Mrs.
Moiton; the th'.id, Mr. and Mrs. McKco
nnd tho Misses Thomas, while in tho
fouith was Prlvato Secretary Il-tlford
mil Lieutenant Parker.
The ftincial passed down Massachu
setts avenue to Sixteenth to Lafayette
Square, and from llicuru turning to
the west down .Tacksnu Place and
across the Avenue to tho "White House,
where the President stood to receive it
with uncovered head. As the bearers
carried In the two caskets President and
Mis. Harrison stood In tho outer cor
lidor with Vice-President and Mrs.
Moiton, Attorncy.Qcneinl and Mrs.
Miller, Mr. and Mis. McKee. As tho
bearers returned tho President gave his
arm to Mis. Harrison, and together they
passed into tue uast noom, touoweii by
General Sehofield, General Vincent nnd
Di. Hiilh, U. S. K.
A MMlIUlt OCCASION.
Tho onlv similar instanco on lccord
when tho East Iloom was turned into a
chamber of mourning was after tho ox
plosion of tho Princeton at tho Wash
ington Navy-Yard, February 28, 1811,
when tho bodies of tho Secretary of
"War and others lay there In stntc for
In detcrcncc to his wishes it was
determined that tho funeral shall tako
place from the Whlto Houso to-monow
morning at 11 o'clock. Only tho Presi
dent, members of the Cabinet and tela
tlvcs of tho family and deceased will be
present, and tho White House will bo
cloed to tho public until after tho
BEC1IUTAIIY TIUCY'S CONDITION.
Sccrctaiy Tracy appeals to bo con
fiidciably improved to day and is rap
idly recovering from the effects of suf
focnlion. As tho effects of opiates wear
off, he begins to realize moro keenly
Ihe loss of his wlfo nnd dniujhler. Tho
reaction from opiates administered yes
teuiay natmally leaves him physically
messaoes or condolence.
Among tho messages of condolcuco
ucelved at tho Navy Dcpaitment were
PoiiTS.MOUTir, Va., Feb. :), 1800.
Ifon. It. F. Tiaoj: Tho olllccrs and crow
ot tho ftaltlmoro aro overwhelmed with
sorrow at tho great calamity which has Just
overtaken you, and tender their sineorest
sympathy. W. S. Scm.i:v.
New Yoiik, Feb. 8, 18J0.
Out of tho fulness of my own sorrow I
send jou my hearty sympathy.
W. W. Qooijiucii.
Fnii.Anct.i'iitv, Feb. 3, 1890.
May God help and protect you In this
great calamity. Ciiaui.es l'mi.irso.v.
Bnooici.YN, Feb. 3, 1890.
, Wo bellovethat your coui ago aud reso
lution will bear you throutrh this awful
calamity. It Is only when great atlllctlons
come that a man feels tho spirit ot resigna
tion to circumstances. Your friends rely
uponjou. HC5U3 Stuomi,
DitooKLYN, Feb. 3, 1S90.
Tho Brooklyn and Long Island Preachers'
Association ot the M. K. Church, iq session,
learn with deepest sorrow of tho calamity
that has befallen yourself and family and
tender you our sineorest sympathy.
11. 51. Adams, Vrosldent.
London. Feb, 4, 1890.
Express to Secretary and Mrs, Wllmcr
ding how deeply wo feel their tcrrlblo be
reavement. W. II. Emokv.
NnWAin:, Feb. 3, 1890.
God help you, Thcro Is uo help in man
In such a trial. A. Q. Keasdey.
Hesponding to telegraphic Inqulrios
from nil parts of tho world, Lieutenant
Mason sent tho following'
FEmtuvm 3, 1890.
Mrs. Tracy and Miss Tracy dead, tho
former from Injuries received by jumping
from window and tbo latter by smoke and
flro. Mrs. Wllmerdlug and daughter In
jured slightly, Jumplug from window; thoy
are both doing well. Secretary Tracy
differing from inhalation of smoke, but
rapidly recovering Doctor says ho will bo
alt right in a fw days
NO MEETING OF THE CABINET.
There was no mccttner of tho Cabinet
today, owing to tho sovcro aflllctlons
In tho President's oillclal household,
but nearly all tho members wcro prcsont
at tho Whlto Houso In tho I tort
Parlor. Accompanied by tho Post
mnetcr General and Jlrs. Wiinamakor
the President and Mrs. Hnirlsou wont
into tho East Iloom this nftcrnoon to
superintend tho arrangements for tlio
funeral to-morrow, and in accordance
with their wishes, as expressed by Sac
rctaiy Tracy, no attempt at display
will be made outside of tho llnr.il
tributes. These wilt bo placed on large
tables near the caskets, and the
chairs for tho nccommodnlinn of thoo
who will nttend the remains w(lll be
plnccd In a hollow squaro position.
Tho Itev Dr. Douglass of St. John's
Episcopal Church will (ifltclalo at tho
funeral of Mrs. Tracy and her daugh
ter. Tho pall-bcarers for Mrs. Tracy
Secretaries I'rootor, Noble, Wlndom aud
Itufl;, Attorney-General Miller, l'ostmas.
tc-Geticral Wauamakcr, Admirals I'ortor
Tho pnllbeareis for Miss Tracy
will bo eight naval ofllcors.
Tho Schiihctt qitartctto will
bo picscnt and assist nt tlio
services. Tho funeral will ho prlvato,
and only tlio personal friends of Secre
tary Tracy will he Invited.
now tiii: rim; ,sr.viui:i).
ltiillcllns Inspector llntwIntleV itoimrt
to tlio Commissioner.
Tlio following is tho report or llulld
lug Inspector Entwlstlo concerning tho
ilront Secretary Tiacy's house:
To the llunurahle Commissioner, V. V.i
Gentlemen: Complying with your order
to moke an examination to ascertain. If
possible, tho origin of tho llro In tho build
ing 1C;!I I street uorlhwcst, owned and oc
cupied by Hon. Benjamin F. Tracy, Secre
tary of tho Navy, I have tho honor to rc
poitthat I havo made a thorough examina
tion of tho building, and it is evident from
the condition ot the house that the llro first
started on tho west side ot tho front parlor
on the main or llrst floor and its rapid
progress w as no doubt caused by the lire
gcltlug behind tho wall pauoling.
The room was lined Its entire height
with a panel work on all the walls, leaving
a small chamber, through which tbo llro
passed around tho entlro loom and through
tho floor to tho second-story. It also
passed out Into tho hall and bv currents,
rapidly up tbo stairway, cutting oft all
chances of escape from tho upper floors.
Tho building was heated by low pres
sure steam on the indirect system, and in
iracint; tho supplies to the different local
ities of coils and coll chambers, thero Is no
evidence that tho fire origiuafed from tho
heating app.natus or from any chlmnoy
fluc. Dut Immediately under tbo point
here the flro started thcro was situated
In the basement a pump run by n Hansen
gas burner, and It is possible that
Ibis may have been out of order allowing
Ihe gas to cscapo to the room abovo and
the llro started by an explosion of gas.
This building was erected lu 1871!, and
Hero Is evidence that It was carefully and
safely constructed. An addition was nudo
during last season on tho east sido and tho
mansard removed from tbo front aud the
fiont wall carried up.
The cast portion is damaged piiucipally
by smoke and water, nor was tho luse
incut of tho old portion burned, the flro
starting on tho floor above, but that Is
lireatly damaged by water. I cannot posi
tively dccldo tho origin of tho flro, but tho
escape of p;as aud gas explosion seems to
be tho probable cause. Verv respectfully,
Thomas B. Entwisi.i:,
Inspector of Buildings.
m:w Yonit's wonr.u's li-Aiumr.r..
Tlio Scnntc Ilefert It to Commltlco
fur i;urlv Iteport.
Ai.iiANY, A.Y.,Fcb. -1. Tho "World's
Fair bill was taken fiom tbo tablo in
the Senato today and lefeired to tho
Committee on "World's Fair, with
oidcis to leport It to-morrow morning.
A heating will ho given this nfleiuoon.
NATIONAL OUAU1) CONVENTION.
mint In. Olllcorx Cmnlnc to Washing
ton Subjects for DJ(Hi8lon.
President Qcorgo "r."Vingato of New
York will call the convention of of
fice is ot the National Guiud of tho
United States to Older lu "Willaid's
Hotel to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock.
Delegates aio expected to bo present
fiom all parts of the country, nud
among tho measuics to bo discussed
for promoting tho Interests of tho guard
will ho the following:
First. Assuming that Congress passes
the bill providlnc for olunteers from tho
militia participating in tho annual practlco
maneuvers ot tho Army 1. llovr many
ofllcers and men would bo likely to volun
teer from your State? 3. What method
would jou recommend to select and organ
iiothcm? Second. To what extent havo regular of
ficers acted in connection with tho National
Guard of your State? What aro tho ad
vantages or disadvantages resulting from
it ? And what would you adviso in regard
to continuing or extendlnc the association?
Third. National Guard ramps. 1.
Thtir management. S. How far can In
struction In field service bo wisely carried
en lu connection with them? 3. Sham
lights. 4. Competitive drills.
Fourth. Hgleno of the militia. On this
subject a pnntr by Colonel A. J. C. Skene,
dean of tho Long Island Collcgo Hospital
ii nd surgeon lato Second DivUlou, N. G., S.
N. V., will bo read.
Fifth. Ifowvdocs tho National Guaid of
ottr Stato 'eomparo with whatoxlstod in
1S80? 1. In membership. 3. In equip
ment. 3. In organization. 4. In disci
pline and efficiency. S. In marksmanship.
0. In what is it deficient and how can such
deficiency bo best remedied?
Sixth. "What method Is pursued In your
State to secure competent ofllcers? 1. Of
tho lino and Held. 3. Of tho staff. 3. Of
division and brlgado commanders.
Seventh. The establishment of a National
Guard Division in tho War Department.
How it should bo organized. And its du
ties. Eighth. Tho relations of tho Federal Gov
ernment to the militia.
It is proposed to dovoto two days to
tho consideration of theso subjects.
The association Is mailo up of ilvo
representatives, cither olllccrs or ox
olllccrs of the National Guard, from
each Stuto supporting a regularly
organl7ed and uniformed militia, ap
pointed by tho Adjutant-Ooncrnl and
certified by tho Commnnder-lu-Chlef or
Governor of the State.
l'lmmclnl nnd Commorclul.
New Yoni:, Feb. 4. Money on call
was easy this morning. The rates for call
lonr.s ranged from 3 to 1 per cent.
Exchango closed steady; poMcd rates,
4.8!4.8S; actual rates 4.bJl4.83i for 110
dajs, and 4.S7J 4.87 for demand.
Governments, steady; currency 0's, 1.10
bid; 4's, coupon, 1.33 bid; iH, coupon,
Tho stock market was moderately actlvo
and unsettled to-day. The opeulng prices
were generally lower, aim unring mo ursi
hour there was a uumber of changes, tho
result of which was to leave values gener
ally i to i lowor, Thero wcro somo wldo
fluctuations during tho hour In a fow of the
list. Rock Island advanced li to 033;
Heading, I to 40. Jorsoy Central dropped
It to 1.17J and Sugar Trusts fell from 01
In tho hour to noon tlio feature of tho
dealings was Tennessee Coal. Its prlco fell
from 88 to 80, aud thou recovored to 83),
Tho changes In tbo rest of tho list wcro
iitslgiilflcaut. At this wrlttug tho market
is dull at a slight recovery from tho lowest
Tho Couuty Democracy of Now York Is
going for Cleveland and reform.
JUDGES OF 100 YEARS.
Celebrating tho Centennial of tlio
v Supreme Court.
IMPOSING EXERCISES IN NEW YORK.
Ex-Presidont Clovoland Addrosses a
llio Necessity for u Nntlnnnl Arbiter
Khoirn Speeches by IIMInctilliO(l
I.mvjorn I'toernmtuo For Till
Nr.w Yoiik, Feb. 4. Dimmed consid
erably by the sad events of tho past fow
days, the celebration of tho Centennial
of the Federal Judiciary was this morn
ing inaugurated. The weather seemed
designed to cast a further gloom upon
the affair, for a disagreeable rain set in
shortly after 0 o'clock, which grew
heavier as tho hour for tho exorcises ap
proached. All prcpaiatlons had been
pcifcctcd for tho event, however, and
neither tho nbsenco of the President
and his Cabinet nor tho atmospheric In
fluences wcro permitted to Interfere with
At all the pilnelpal hotels caily calls
wcro mndo upon the distinguished
guests fiom all over tho Union, nnd
every nttcntion wns shown them by tho
committee In charge. Carriages rolled
up to the doors nnd the guests woio cs
rnrled to tho Metropolitan Opera-House,
whero they gathcicd In tho wnlllng
rooms and lobbies awaiting tho forma
tion of the procession.
Tin: Hurnr.Mi: couut.
At 10:30 the procession, headed by
llio judges of the Supremo Coutt of the
United Stntcs In their ofllcinl robes, fol
lowed by llio various judges of the
Fedeial Dlstiict couits. tho Now York
State Court of Appeals, tho Superior
Common l'lens and other courts,
marched down tlio vnrlous aisles of the
Opera-Housc and assumed the vailous
seats and bocs allotted them. Tho
members of the Supreme Court of tho
United States occupied seats on the
ftagc along wilh ev-Prcsldcnt Grovcr
Cleveland and many other legal digni
taiics. Tho Immense audtlmium was
ciowded with national and Stato law
maker, lawyeis, citlens and rupre
(ciitalives ol the profession. Many
ladies were present.
At 10:80, when Mr. Cleveland took
his placo as president of the assem
blage, there was loud and niolongcd
dueling, nnd it was several minutes
before the honorable ex-Picsldent could
Mr Cleveland then In a clear voice
deliveicd his introductoiy nddiess.
Mil. CXtHUMl'l! AllmS.
Wc aro accustomed to express on every
fit occasion our revcreuco for tho virtue
and patriotism In which tho foundations of
our licpublle wcro Inld, and to rejoice in
tbo blessings vouchsafed to us under freo
institutions. Thus we havo lately celebrated
with becoming enthusiasm tho centennials
of tho complttiou of our Constitution and
the inauguration ot our flr6t President.
To-day wo have assembled to commem
orate an ovent connected with our begin
ning as a people, which moro than any
other gave safety and tho promise of per
petuity to tbo American plan of govern
incnt, and which more than any other
happily illustrated tho wlsdom nud enlight
ened foresight of those who designed our
ciinvriMi Tin: Nvriov.
In the work or creating our nation, the
dements of a free government wcro sup
plied, by concessions of sovereign States,
by surrender of accustomed rights and by
the Inspiration of puro aud disinterested
I ntifotlsm. If fiom theso elements thcro
had not been evolved that feature In our
federal system, which Is our themo to-day,
tho btructurc might havo been fair to look
upon and might have presented a semblance
of solidity and strength; but it would havo
been only a semblance, and tho completed
edlflco would havo had within its founda
tions, tho intlnnity of decay and ruin.
It must bo admitted that it is hardly
within tho power of human language so to
compass diverse Interests and claims within
tbo lines of a written constitution as to
free it entirely from disputes of construc
tion, and certainly diverse constructions
were apt to lurk In tlio diction of a Consti
tution declared by tho president ot tho
convention which formulated It to bo "tbo
result of a spirit of amity aud of that mu
tual defcrcuco and concession which the
peculiarity of our political situation ren
m:ofsity i ou an AnniTini.
It Is fairly plain and palpable, both from
reason and a review of ovcuts in our his
tory, that without an arbiter to determine,
finally and conclusively tho rights and
duties embraced in tho language of the
Constitution, the union of States and tho
life of tho American nation must havo been
precarious and disappointing. Indeed,
thtro could hardly hao been a well
grounded hope that they would long sur
vho the interpretation of tho national
compact by every party upon whom it
tested, and tho insistence of each to tho
last extremity, upon such an Interpretation
as would secure coveted rights and bene
fits, and absolve from irksome duties and
In tho creation of tho world the earth
was without form and void, aud darkness
was upon the face of the deep, until God
said let thcro bo light, and thero was light.
Iu the creation of tho new nation our
freo institutions wcro without tho form aud
symmetry of strength, and tho darkuoss of
houolessncss brooded over tho aspirations
ot our people, until a light In tho Temple of
Justice and Law, gathered from tho Divine
Fountain of Light, Illumined tho woik of
tho fathers of tho licpublle.
On this centennial day wo will devoutly
thank Heaven for tho revelation to those
who formed our Govorumcnt of this source
of strength and light, and for tho Inspira
tion of disinterested patriotism and conse
crated devotion which established tho tri
bunal w hich wo to-day commemorate
a curxw; on lUNomtoi'S LinEiirv.
Our fathers had sacrificed much to bo
free. Abovo all things thoydoslird free
dom to be absolutely secured to themselves
and their posterity. And yet, w Ith all their
enthusiasm for that sentiment, they were
willing to refer to tho tribunal which thoy
dolscd all questions ailsln under their
newly-formed constitution affecting tho
freedom and tho protection aud safety ot
Though bitter experience had taught
them that tho instrumentalities of govern
ment might trespass upon freedom, aud
though thoy had learned lu a hard school
tho cost of tho strugglo to wrest liberty
fiom the grasp ot power, thoy refused, In
the solemn work thoy had In hand, to tako
counsel of undue fear or distracting per
turbation; aud they calmly and deliberately
established as a function ot their govern
ment a check upon unauthorized fieodom
and n restraint upon dangerous liberty.
Their attachment and alleglanco to tho
sou-ielguty of their States wcro warm and
unfaltering; but theso did not proveut
them from contributing a fraction of that
sovereignty to tho creatlonot a rouit which
should guard and protect tholr new nation
and sao auu perpetuate a government
which should, iu all time to come, bless au
ludonendent v conic.
I deem myself highly honored by tho part
assigned to mo Iu these commemorative ex
ercises. As In elomient and fitting terms
we shall bo led by those chosen to address
us, to the coutemplatlou of tho history of
that august trlbuual organized 100 years
ago; as the lives and services ot thoso who
In the past have presided over Its councils
arc rehearsed Ions; ns ourlovo and venera
tion for our fellow-countrymen who now
fill Its high and sacred places aro cpilck
tned, and nswoaro reminded of tho man
ner In which our national Court has at till
times Illustrated tho strength and bcnetl
renco of I ico Institutions, let us bo glad In
tho possession of this rich hcrltairo of
American citizenship and gratefully appre
ciate tho wisdom and patriotism of thoso
who gave to us tho Supremo Court ot tlio
"When Mr. Cleveland, who had been
most enthusiastically received through
out, hnd llnlshed speaking, tho ltov.
Dr Mnrgnn Di offered prayer, Invok
ing n Divine blessing on tho vnst assem
blage and their doings throughout the
meeting. I to spoke feelingly of llio
snd bereavements In tho families of
Sceictarles Jtlaino and Tracy, and
moved ninny of the nudlenco to tears
by the touching manner in which ho
described the tragic deaths of Mrs. and
Dr. Dix In conclusion prayed for the
Picsldcnt nnd Cabinet nud hoped that
tho abseneo of tho magistrate and
ofllclnls from their prcsonco was only
Judge William II. Amoux followed
in an address of weleomo to tho court.
Mr. Amoux vvas applauded during
his lcumrks and on his retiring was
greeted with vociferous applause.
Tho nc.t speaker wns Mr. William
Allen Duller, yirho delivered nn elo
quent address, during tho reading of
whirh ho wns frcnucntly Interrupted
by applause, on "The Origin of tho
Supremo Couif of tho United States
and Its I'laco in tho Constitution."
Tho Hon. Henry Hitchcock of Mis
sourl followed In nn nblo discourse on
"Tlio Supremo Court nnd tho
Constitution," which elicited much
applause. "Personal Characters of
tho Chief Justices" was tho
subject handled by Mr. Thomas ,T.
Sonnies of Louisiana. Edward J.
Phelps of Vermont next read a paper
entitled "The Supremo Court and tho
Sovereignty of tho People." Tlio re
sponse wns made by Justico Field.
Jl'STICK 'Ii:i.'S ADDItU.
Justice Field, after a tribute to the
Dar of the Slate of New Yoik, recalled
with plcasuiu his connection with it
pilorto his departuro for the Pacific
Coast In 1849. In every ago nnd with
every people, ho said, theto havo been
celebrations of triumphs In war and of
triumphs iu oenco, but never had there
hi en in any country a celebration like
this lo commemorate the establish
ment of a judicial tribunal as a co
ordinate and permanent part of its
government. This celebration had Its
inspiration In the ronvlttlon that this
tiibunnl has mntuittdly contributed to
the jubt appreciation and ready obo
dience to the Constitution of tho United
this constitution w vh ixsr.xriAi.
lo that dual government by which
nlono fiee institutions enn bo main
tained in a countiy so widely extended
as ouis. This Constitution, which has
been productive of such vast lcsults,
was the outgrowth of institutions and
doctiincs inhciltcd fiom our ancestors
nnd applied under the new conditions
of our country. Tho possibility of a
dissolution of the union of States was
never considcicd by its fr.uners, nnd in
all Its provisions, ns Justice Chase aptly
itmaikcd, "Looks loan itidcstiuctiblc
Union, composed of indestructible
Lven the Jatc civil war could not
shake its-sthdlllty. The judicial de
partment established under tills Consti
tution is co-cxlcnsivc, It reaches to every
judicial question which nilses under tlio
Constitution, ticatics and laws of tho
In some cases, the jutice said, tho
couit may have made mistakes. The
judges would be more than human If
this were not so. Dut thoy have striven
to the utmost of their abilities to bo
light nnd peiform their functions to
the advancement of justice and the good
of the country. As to the needs of the
Supiemo Com t Justice Field said that
it should not be oveibonio with woilc.
and should havo some lelicf from tho
immense burden cast upon it.
Kvery suitor, however humble, should
bo given nn opportunity to bo hoaid.
Up to llio middle of tho present cen
tury Hie calendar of tho couit did not
average 140 cases a term, the calendar
of tho picsent tcim oxceeds 15,000.
Something should be done to relievo
tlio crowded docket, and that speedily.
It becomes moro nnd more the duty of
the couit to firmly enfoicc every guatan
tee of the Constitution sustained by
piofcssionnl nnd public confidence.
Justice Field concluded: "Tho Supremo
Couit may hope to still further
sticnglhen tho heaits of all in Iovo,
aumliation and reverence for the Con
stitution of the United States tho
noblest inheritance ever possessed by a
UKscrtirTioNS or Tim lincouvnoxs.
On Mr. Field resuming his scat and
after n few selections by tlio band, tho
Ikv. Dr. Talbot W. Chambers of tho
C'ollcgiato Deformed Church deliveicd
the benediction nnd the immense audi
ence dispersed. Tho auditorium of
tho opcra-hoiibo was gorgeously deco
raled wilh bunting of every huo and
tho national flags weto in profusion,
whilo tho conts-of-arms of tho forty-two
States and Territories covered tho spaces
between tho first aud second tiers of
boxes. An excellent band also tended
to enliven tbo proceedings.
HIE WASHINGTON l'AKTV.
The train from "Washington with tho
Justices of the Supremo Court nnd their
wives arrived last night. In tho party
Chief Justico Melville W. Fuller, wlfo and
daughter; Justice Samuel F. Miller, wife
and daughter; Justico Stephen J. Field,
wlfo and two daughters; Justico Joseph
1'. llradlcy, wife and daughter, and his
niece, Miss Miller; Justice John M. Harlan,
wlfo and daughter: Justice Horace J.
Gray, wife and Miss Giay; Justico Samuel
lllatchfoid and wlfo and Mrs. Cumuilngs;
Justico L. Q. Lamar and wlfo; Justico
David J. Brewer, wlto and daughter; cx
Justlco William Strong and two daughters;
J. ll.MclCcnney andwlfe; Maj. J. M. Wright;
Mrs. Itochester, wife of tho l'aymastcr
General; Judgo ltichardsou of tho Court
ot Claims, and Senator Hvarts, wito aud
THIS JWENINO'S KXIlllCISHS.
This evening at tlio Lenox Lyceum
tho banquet will be held, and at 0:110,
when tho speeches begin, tho boxes up
stairs will bo opened nnd tho ladles let
In to hear tho addi esses. James C.
Caitcr will bo toastmastcr. The fol
lowing is tho list:
"Tho President;" "Tho Supreme Court,"
V. 1... tin. (In.lnn. 1111.1. PAIinpA.. I M'll.
Ham M. I'.varts; "Tho Judiciary of tho
States," F.dward M, l'axsou of Fenusjl
vanla; "Tho Common Law," Walter 11. Hill
of Georgia; "The liar," Joseph H. Choato;
"Tho Clergy," tho ltov. Dr. William It.
Huiitington; "Tho University." President
Seth Low of Columbia College; "Our
Clieuts," Chaunccy M, Depcw.
To morrow evening tho Dar Associa
tion of tho city of New York will glvo
a lercptlou at Us houso In West Twenty
Kate and Lily Friday, tho shoplifters,
nro to bo tried In tho Crlmlual Court tomorrow.
Iniuiinerablo Uoll-Calls Hamper
THE ILLINOISAN WASTING HIS TIME.
Speaker Reed is Still Determined to Up
hold His Rulings.
District ItunlnoKH In Mm .Soniito .!!
Hcnator Ulcllmiuld lit tlio Cnpltnt
Cliiitriumi ltolTull'n View of 1111
btistnrlnf;. Tho Committee on tho Dlitilct of
Columbia was, by resolution of Mr.
llnwley in the Senato to-day, directed
lo impilro into tho condition of the
Washington Flro Department. lie iald
In offering tho tcsolution thnt the fatal
flic nt Secretary Tracy's houso had sug
gested the Inquiry , although ho did not
mean his resolution to Imply any con
After imitlno business the Senate jno
cccdcd, with closed doors, lo consider
ftlirlngor Wasting IIIh Urolith,
Tho Demociats demanded tho lead
ing of the journal In full when tho
House convened to day. Theto weiq
many roll-calls In yesterday's journal
and tho leading of It consumed a long
"When It was concluded Mr. McICIiiloy
moved it bo approved and upon that ho
demanded tho previous question.
Mr. Spiingcr broke in with an expos
tulation that tho Clerk had not read the
journal in full; that some of It had been
omitted, and ho wished to havo It read
"While ho was speaking ho was simply
wasting his breath, for Speaker Heed
paid no attention to him at all, not even
appearing to listen to him, hut pro
ceeded lo put Mr. Melvlnley's motion to
the House iu pnilinmcntnn' form.
Yeas and nays weic demanded on
this motion, anil further remonstrance
from Mr. Springer was cut short by tho
voico of the Heading Clerk calling the
toll. The pievious tiiiestion was
ordcicd and thu roll called on the mo
tion to approve the journal.
The Democrats lcfusod to vote. Ono
hundred and .sKly-thrco Republicans
did vote, however, and the Spcikcr
counted the Democrats present, and an
nounced a constitutional quorum
present nnd the approval of the
Then Mr. Spiingcr moved to adjourn.
The yeas and nays wcio demanded by
Mr. iMeKinley himself, ns If to s'tow
tho Demociats tliciu was no wish on
thcpaitof llio Hepublleans to prevent
an adjournment if the House
wished it. It is the last motion
to ndjouin, which will be rocog
nled to day, until Mr. McKinlcy or
some piominent Republican member
makes tho motion nt thu clo of busi
ness this afternoon.
MI,I, NOT AD.lOLll.S.
The motion to adjourn was lost. Then
Ihe Speaker piocccdcd to lay before tho
House tlio incentive communications
nnd Senate bills which have accumu
latcd since last "Wednesday, and it was
thought that business would proceed;
but tho Democrats had still
another caul to play. "When the Speaker
referred n bennto bill to the
Committee on "Ways nnd Means
Mr. IHnnd moved its reference to Appro
priations. The motion was held to bo
in oidcr, and another roll-call, was or
dered upon the motion.
The New Oodo.
A piominent Republican said to Tin:
CutTic this morning that tho now code
of rules would be icpoitcd to tho House
at an eaily dale, Tho Speaker
eonlhmed Ibis information. The
delay just now appears to be from,
what was told Thu Ciutk, that thero
is a serious dilfercnco of opinion in io
gai d to one very impoi taut point. This
is as to tho manner of the announce
ment of tho visible quorum. Certain
Republicans, who tuotoughlj bo
llevc that a quotum Hi attend
ance is a constitutional quorum,
bclicvo that there should bo a rule in
Ihonew codo giving the Speaker author
ity to annouueo that a quorum Is pres
ent when n majority of tho members
arc in their seats, whether a majority
vote or not. The Speaker, it Is under
stood, holds thnt ho
HAS Till: AUTHOIUTY
Under the Constitution, to do this and
thnt uoiiilc nuthoil.ing It is uceded.
Ho is said to think It would in somo way
rellect on the tightness of his rulings in
llio past week In the absence of
a code. They insist this is not
correct; that whlto tho Speaker has
the ught to count 'and announce a
quorum as picsent when thcro
tue a majority of the mcmbeis in their
seats in the hall, whether voting or not:
yet such authority should he embraced
iu llio code. Tills dlileicncc will bo
soon adjusted, It Is oxpectcd, aud tho
new codo reported and adopted.
Democrats to ltetallntn.
livery day at fifteen minutes to 12
o'clock noon the Assistant Doorkeeper
of the House ascends to tho Speaker's
desk and nnnounces that the hour for
assembling having arrived tho Door
keeper lequcsts all thoso who aro not
entitled under tho uilcs to tho floor of
the House to ictlre. At each door lead
ins to tho Repiesentalivcs' hall is a
copy of Rulo 01, which specifics thoso
entitled to tho piivllcgo of tho floor.
Now, this rule is No. 31 of tho old
code. There is no uilo known ns Rulo
No. !U or any other number now In
force, and tho question of
Foitcixn A CUISIB
on Uits very point Is being quietly dis
cussed among the Democrats. Tho
moio reckless araonc them want every
Democrat lo appear with n friend and
bring him in on the floor of tho House
during tho session despite the protests
of tho Dodi keeper and his assistants.
Theuif tho visltois, who, it; tho
Aiisr.Nci: op ei'ecivic uui.ks
to the ccntiary, have, tho Democrats
claim, aright to bo on the floor, aio ic
moved by loico, or a display of foice,
they will chargo the olllccrs so acting
with assault aud battery and entry tho
matter Into court.
A leading Democrat proposed to do
this yesterday, but desisted when re
quested by Dooi keeper Adams as a per
sonal favor. Ho would yield to a per
sonal request, ho said, but ho
denied any authority on the part
of tho Doorkeeper or anyoneclsoto
compel him to do so, Rulo 81, ns
posted up, is, tho Demociats say, simply
a bluff, it belonging to n codo not In
forconnd not having been specifically
adopted. This morning Tun CniTio
overheard a visitor say to another, as
thoy were moving out at tho usual
tcquisl, "I.U'h stay, llicre in c no rules."
"I Know theio ami," said tlio other,
"but thcte's n good deal of hnito foiee
nbotil and we'll get put out." And
llicyt laughed nl the Idea of being
ejected by foice, but llicy went out. If
llio old rulo Is not adopted ot some now
one specifying who have llio tight to
the floor, thcro may bo somo run jet.
..Old KmlrilelniCft" nn lb" I'lnor.
KvSenntoi Joseph D. McDonald of
Indiana was about the Capitol this
nunning. The veneinblo statesman
looks hole and vigorous, despite his
years and while hair. His p.u titer,
Colonel Richard .1. llrighl, ex
Sergennt nt-Arms of the Senate,
nrd n nephew of tho lalo Sen
ntor Jesso 1). Hrlght of Indiana,
was nlso at tho Capitol. Asked what
ho thought of tho reconciliation, which
ropoitsnys has been clfceted between
Senator Daniel AV. Vooihccs and ex
Governor Isaac 1'. Giay of Indiana,
the Colonel said ho wns not nwaro that
theio was anything between tho gen
tlemen lo reconcile. "If the I.eglsln
lute to bo elected this full Is Demo
cratic, and I think It will bo." said
Colonel Bright, "Senator Yomlices
will bao a walkover for election."
llio IIhIIuI-IIiix fntenry.
Governor Camnhell continued his
testimony bcfoio tho ballot bov Investi
gating committee to-thiy. Ho quoted
from n speech dellvcieif by Governor
Foraker nt Marietta nTlcr tho witness
had denied that he had any connection
with a ballot bo conduct.
The Senate Commlllco on Finance,
at its meeting this morning, determined
to report faoi ably Mr. Morrill's bill,
lahlng llio lav. lo bo paid on fur seals
cnptuicd iu Alaska,
Thosub-commtttcehalii!r chargo of
tho McKinlcy Customs hill was lo
ctcased by the addition of two mem
bers, Messrs. HIscock nnd Yooihccs. It
now consists of Messrs. Allison, Aldrlch,
Hiscock, Mcl'Iicrson and Yoorhees.
This sub committee will give hearings
nt 10 o'clock to-morrow motning to
New York biokeisaud importcis who
wish to protest against certain pro
visions of tlio bill.
World'H Fnlr .Mutters.
There was no meeting of the Woild's
Fait Committee of cither House. Mr.
llelden said to Tin: Ciutic that he re
garded it as an even chance now
whether tho New Yoik Legislature took
favorablo action In tho mntter or not.
llolh ho and Mr. Flower think Now
York's chnnces mo gicatly preju
diced by the ciccping of pol
itics Into the matter. The talk
that there will bo no fair is again
lcvivcd. Mituy members or the
House will ieruo lo vote
for any bill which caulc-.
any considerable appropriation with it
or which lenders or may tender tho
Vnited States liable for any indebt
dness the fair may cieate.
Tlio report a Congressman was ab
sent and unaccounted for yesterday ap
peals lo bo ill-founded. Tho only
foundation for the minor seems to bo
that Mr. Jackson tumbled in tlio
cniecn," as tho Hon. Tim Campbell
used lo say.
D-Rcprescntnt!vc Jackson hasn't
much lo say. Tho fact Ihat the Re
publicans hnd a dear quotum of their
own deprives him ot tho oppoitunily to
become a gieat national flguro In a
great national issue. Nothinc is left
him but to go back to "West Virginia
and run for Congress and ho thinks ho
will do this.
In tho execullvo session of the Semite
to-dav tho question of the coullimatlon
of Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Moicnu was up and was discussed at
lenglh, llu will probably bceoiilirnied,
but by a close vote.
Captain "William M. Mcicdlth. Chief
oT the lluicau of Engraving and Print
ing, was nt the Capitol this morning.
District Attorney Iloge hail au inter
icwwilh the chairman of the House
District Committee to day urging tlio
increase of tlio appropriation for his
ofllco fiom $4,000 to $8,000 to enable nn
incieasc of clerical foice and salaries,
l'rcd, I.. Darnell, u I.ouil liiHiiruneo
Fred. L. Burnett, a well-known In
suianco agent of this city, committed
suicide this morning at Green's Hotel,
in I'hllndeldhia, by shooting himself
thiough the head.
Ills death was instantaneous, and
when two of tho guests who had heard
the shot iiishcd Into the loom he was
quite dead. The door had been locked
on the Inside and had to be bioken
llurnctt lav on the floor with the
smoking revolver still In his hand when
the men entered the loom, and in a fow
moments he slilTencd nnd breathed his
The guest who occupied the room
next to thnt of the dead man says that
ho was lying awake and heard llurnctt
when ho entered his loom. Ho heard
him shova tho key In tho lock
and noticed that It was done a 1 1 1 11 o un
steadily. Then ho heard the key with
drawn and a moment nrterward the
shot mug out and an agonizing gioan
Burnett Is very well known nnd pop
ular here, and his friends can ascribe
no causo for tho act, except
that it possibly may have been
caused by despondency. He had
luciativc employment ami an cnviablo
social position. His father, Jeiomo C.
Burnett, Is chief of the division of na
tional banks, nnd lives at loOo R
street noithwcst, with his wife
nnd two sons. Mis. Burnett left
on Tridny to Ult friends lu the "West,
and has not heaid the terrible news.
Tho father and biother did not
hear of It until poon to day, when n
dispatch was received from tho coro
ner of Philadelphia informing them.
They were almost overwhelmed.
Mr. Burnett was 23 yeats old and Is
tinmatricd. Ho left tho city a week
ago on n business trip North
and stopped over in Baltimore
n couple of days. Ho wioto
to his brother fiom that point, but there
was njtsgfng in the letter to glvo them
nnytSRielj. He went on to Philadel
phia, when ho again wrote. The letter
gave no clue to tho causo for tho act.
At 2:0thls afternoon Mr. C. A. Bur
nctt left by tho Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad for Philadelphia, whero ho
will tako chargo of the remains
nnd bring them back to this
city for interment. They will arrive
to moirow morning. Tho burial will
not tako placo until tho arrival of his
mother from the "West.
Uunltty Will lull.
Of 2,151,501 cases of cbampaguo Imported
during tho past ten years, comprising 20
brands, over one-fourth waa "O. II. Mumin's
Kit Dry," which, during tho samo period,
was over 200,000 cases In excess ot any other
COM3 TO HER LAST REST
Tho President and Cabinet Attend
Mrs. Coppingcr's Funeral.
BEAUTIFUL FLORAL TRIBUTES.
Cardinal Gibbons Performs the Last Riles
of tho Catholic Church.
Solemn Ncmm In St, MHtlmiTH'it
Church CmtMirn nf Air. ItlHlne In
tint duller Tho Miiltnr Heine
"In accotdance tvlth llio desire of
the family of llio deceased," fald Car
dinal Gibbous, nshc stood over tho bier
or Mrs. Copplngcr In SI. Matthew's
Church this morning, "no remarks witl
bo made." This simple announcement
wns mado after tho conclusion of tho
reading of llio services for the dead ac
cording; to the ritual of tho Roman
Catholic Chtitch, and the priests filed
In solemn piotesslon fiom tho nltar.
Prior to the services at thechmch there
had been a simple ceremony nt the tesi
dtneo of the Sccrctaiy of State, at
which only tho family and their Inti
tlmnlc friends weic present. Upon thu
conclusion of Ihls scnice the remains
were conveyed to the henrsc by llio
bcnicis, blx lit number. "When the cor
tege icachcd the church it was pro
preccdid by llio honorary pall-bcarcis,
Chaso Mellon, ,1. II. .Mauley, Thomas
Kwing, General Nicholas Anderson,
Frank Slnnwood, lfoitou Pope, Dr.
Middlelou and Major Sehwan.
Floial tributes from sympathizing
friends completely covered tho black
cloth covered casket and the nltar and
Its approaches was a perfect bed of
gieen sin ubs nnd flowering plants.
Sombic hangings gave a solemn ap
peatanco to the sci vices, in which
myriads of candles burned and tho
costly vestments of the Prince of tho
Church weie strikingly brought out as
he stood biiivcying the multitude bo
DIOXlTAllins IN ATTUNll.VNCIJ.
In the centro of tho church scats had
been lescivcd for the family, the Pros!
dent of tho fuitcd States and his Cab
inct, mcmbeis of tho Diplomatic Corps
nnd delegates to tho Pan-American
Congress. "When Secretary Blaine nnd
family airived they were accompanied
by the Mexican Minister nnd Madame
Romeio, who sat w ith the Misses Blaino
during the sci vices. I'ehlnd tho mourn
Tho l'resldent and .Mrs. Harrison and
Mr. aid -Mrs. McKcc, tho Vice-President
ond Mrs. Moiton, Sccrutniy and Mrs. Wln
dom and.MIss Wlndom, Postniastcr-Rencr.il
a i,d Mrs. WaiinuiaKcr, Secretary nnd Mrs.
Proctor, Attorney-General and Airs. .Miller,
Peciefary and Mrs. Husk and the Mtsse
Husk and Stcictary Noble. Among otlicm
in the church were General Scholleld, Sena
tor and .Mrs. Eugene Hale, Scnutor and
Mrs. I.clnnd Stanford. Senator and Mrs.
Don Cameron, tho British Minister and
l.ady l'aunccfote, Senator and Mrs. Win.
r (.handler, Senator Illgglns, Delaware;
Itev. J. II. Cuthberth ot tho thirteenth
Street Baptist Church, Sevcllon A. Ilrowu,
Iteprcfcuiatlves Husk. Marylaud; Hooker,
Mississippi; Dunncll, Minnesota, and Gen
eral Banks, Mussadmsctts.
Low mass was celebrated, and while
the orgnn wns pealing foith tho strains
of the "Mlseiero," rcernnt hands boio
the body of Mrs. Copplngor to tho
heaise, in which it was conveyed to its
final rcsling-plncc nt Onk Hill.
Under tho supenislon of AVilllam K.
Curtis those who attended tho funeral
wero sealed by the following ushers:
Dr.F. B. I.oring, Captain J. G. Bourke,
Remsen "Wliileliousc, Colonel Sunncr
C. Kellogg, Hon. .7. B Moore, Captain
Charles Schofield and Lieutenant II.
A significant incident, which was ob
seived by all who occupied front pev.s
during the service, was tho disgraceful
behavior of somo poison or persous in
tho right-hand gallery, which was
packet! with a dense mass of humanity.
As Colonel Copplngcr entered the first
pew, he, In accordanco with tho cus
tom of tho Roman Catholic Church,
bent his knee nnd made the sign of the
cross on his bicnst. Secretaty nnd
Mrs. Blaine, who seemed wholly
overcome and bowed with grief,
followed nnd, as members of the 'Pros
byteilan Church, naturally omitted this
observance as they followed closely iu
tho footsteps of Colonel Copplngcr.
Tho omission was quickly noted by the
gallery censors and as piomptly ic
Fcntcil In a scries of low but perfectly
audible hisses. Such action has of
couiso proved afeitlle topic of com
ment among the vast concourse who
At the conclusion of tho ceremony
Mrs. Blaino took her two little graud
children by tho hand and placed them
before her immediately after the
casket containing the mortal remains
of their mother, which they followed
fiom tho church hand in hand, In won
Cnuses Churles Ilrowfcky to l'ut u llul
let Through lllx Umirt.
Charles Uiowsky, a jeweler In the
employ of R. Harris & Co., committed
suicide last night by shooting himself
through tho heart with n 82-callbro re
volver. He left n number of letters
lying on tho tablo in hlb room ono to
his sweetheart, auother to his married
sister and nuolhcr to his landloid, Mr.
Laird, inclosing 5 in payment of his
Young Browsky had been a resident
of this city about three yeats, comitig
hero from Germany. Ho wns a hard
working man and ids employers speak
in tho highest terms of him. For a
year past ho has been lsillng n young
lady In this city, but ho did not meet
with the njiprovnl of her parents and
yesterday ho scnthcracouplo of theatre
tickets enclosed lu a note, Tho packagu
was handed to the mother of tho girl,
who opened it. When her daughter
returned she spoko to her rather sharply
and mndo her promise never to see tho
young man again.
Then the young lady sat down and
wrolo n noto to her lover, telliug hint
she did not lovo him and did not wish
htm to call at the house again. She en
closed tho thcatro tickets "and sent them
hack to Browsky, with tho result that
ho killed himself.
Dr. Shaoffor gac a ceitlflcato of
death and tho body was handed over to
tho family. It was carried to Fries'
undertaking establishment ou SKth
street, whero tho funeral services will
T.oeul Woutlier rorecuats.
.For (he Vutrict oj Columbia. aaJ Jitrj;
land fair Heather to-dtii, local thoventa
night, taiterlu to aovthily tcimli, shifting to
sovthvcsteibi; ti (1 nt'r,