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The Washington Ceitic.
22D YEAR NO. 0,717.
WASHINGTON, D. O.. SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1890.
PRICE FIYE CENTS.
NEWS OF THE WOULD IH BRIEF.
Tlio Lincoln National Bank will bo open
for business March 15.
Mrs. Hunt of Now York will build a
palatini residence adjoining "Stowart CMs
tlo." Tho Hoard of Flro Underwriters arc on
dtavorlng to establish a flro patrol and sal
Bishop Tarct will confirm a number ot
candidates In St. John's Parish to-day and
Flvo acres of suburban land ou tho
Woodloy I-a.no road wero sold for $10,000
on aero yesterday.
A largo numbor of friends congratulated
Mies Susan 1). Anthony on her 70th birth
day at tho Rlggs Houso last night.
Tho South Capitol Strcot Bridgo Associa
tion mot yesterday afternoon and talked
about tho best means of furthering their
Tho oxccutlvo commlttco of tho National
Association of Domocratla Clubs met yes
terday afternoon and discussed the outlook
It Is understood tho Pennsylvania Kill
way Company 1ms decided to ontor tho
city with Its track above grado on an em
bankment. Colonel Blount has commenced tho
erection of a costly rcsldcnco on Massa
chusetts avenue, between Seventeenth and
Tho National Union Flro Insurauco Com
pany will put $90,000 in tho building brown
6tono front flro-proof structuro on F be
tween Ninth and Tonth.
Argument regarding tho Montana Sena
tors was made yesterday beforo thoSenato
Tho Scnato Commlttco on Pacific Rail
roads havo agreed upon a bill for funding
tho Pacific Railroad debt.
Tho Scnato Commlttco on Public Build
ings and Grounds havo roducod from $300,
CC0 to $-100,000 tho appropriation for tho
Salt Lake City building.
Tho Select Commlttco of tho House on
tho alcoholic liquor traffic yesterday con
tinued tho reading on tho bill providing
for tho appointment of an alcoholic liquor
General Nilcs and Governor Wol (ley of
Arizona addressed thollouso Commlttco on
Indian Affairs yesterday in opposition to
transferring tho Apacho prisoners to Tort
Sill ll Icrvatlon, I. Ty.
Bishop O'Connor is dying at Pittsburg.
Fire-bugs tried lo burn tho town ot Mar
Captalu Alpbeus T. Parker, Mexican
veteran, Is dead.
An Ico fumlr.c Is threatened throughout
the entire country.
Tho last of tho Navassa rioters was con
victed at Baltimore.
Coal miners at Punxsutawnoy, Pa., will
kecfl up the strike
PrUc-Fisihtcr Hozcnla was acquitted of
tho killing of James.
A Northern syndlcato will Invest a mill
ion dollars in Southern lands.
Tho American schooner Turdon has been
Wrecked In tho Bouth Pacific.
Tho stock of tho Reading Iron Works has
been increased to $1,000,000.
Isaac Saw tcllo makes a partial confession
of tho murder of his brother.
Two men killed and flvo. injured m tho
C. & O. Yard at Staunton, Va.
Another heavy flow of natural gas has
teen found at Cherryvalo, Kan.
Tcmperanco crusaders at Richardsville.
Mo., destroyed several saloons.
William W. Johnson, Baltimore's new
postmaster, took hold last night.
Several marine disasters occurred during
Friday's galo in Chesapeake Day,
Several men woro injured In a natural
gas explosion at Greonsburg, Pa.
Tito noxt Sumgorbund convention will
meet at Clovcland, Ohio, In 1893.
William Miller was acquitted of tho
charge of murder at Brownsboro, Va.
Two Democratic Montana State Senators
are fleeing to tho Hast to break tho quorum.
Tho Florida l'rcs3 says tho killing of
Deputy Marshal Saunders was not a po
Tho city treasurer of Rochester, N. Y.,
was found short In his accounts to au un
Kidder's flouring mill burned at Terre
Haute, Ind., last night. Loss $100,099;
A mass meeting will bo held In New York
to piotest against Piatt's action iu tho
World's Fair matter.
A locomotive on tho Union Pacific Rail
way melted oil Its driving wheels and
-wrecked a freight train.
l'lro in tho Bollair Manufacturing Com-
any's woolon mills at PlttsHeld, Mass., last
night did $35,000 damage.
A runaway freight car loaded with logs
dashed into a passenger train at Marengo,
Minn., injuring sovoral passensors.
O. G. Davis, representing a Loudon firm
at Quotcc, cngoged 1n tho lumber trade,
has disappeared with $300,000 of tho firm's
Jack Carkcek, tho wrestler, won tho
championship of tho world last night In a
bout with tho English champion, Tom
Two B. ifc O. freight trains collided at
Baiidstown, Ohio, Friday night killing
Oeorgo Ellison, BruroBowcrsox and Chas.
Tho stoamship Persian Monarch broko
her propeller In mld-obcan and tho Jorsoy
'lty returned to port with four feet ot
water In tho hold.
Tho Now York State Ropubllcau Com
mlttco accuses Tammany of attempting
to absorb all tho political bencllts of tho
World's Fair scheme.
Tho striking Bohcmlau weavers at Prague
won their point.
Tho loss by tho University flro at Toronto
Is (n era million dollars.
A rich find ot petroleum has been made
ou tho Pacific coast iu Mexico.
Tho squadron ot cvolutlqu oxorclscd yes
teiday Iu tbp harbor ot Port Mahon.
Tho Count of Paris aud Duko of Chartres
have arrived at Havana, and aro said to bo
cu route, to Moxlco.
A. Franklin ClurKo has signed to catch
for tho Now York Loaguo Club for threo
j cars, at $3,000 per annum.
Baron Lamlngton Is dead at Loudon, Ho
was tho Right lion, Alexander Dundas
Ross Wlshcrt Ballllo Cochrane,
A conflict Is expected between Oraugo
iilcn and Catholics in Canada If tho so
called "Orange Bill" ts adopted,
Cunnuiiiplliin of Champagne.
In ten joars ending Dec. 31st, 18S9,
2,020,811 cases woro Imported. About ono
quarter was 0 I. Muintn & Co.'s Extra
Dry, or oor 931,000 cases moro than of any
Madamo Sigida Flogged to Death by
OTHER PRISONERS COMMIT SUICIDE.
News of tlio Atrocities Sent in
Stcpnlnk Tolls Whnt Ho Knows ot tho
Unfortunato Womnn ami Ilnr Com
panions A, Stato of AfrnlrJ That
Is Almost Passing Holler,
Copyright by Now York Associated Pi oss.
London, Feb. 15. Provided with a
cnblo dispatch of Introduction from
George Kcnnnn, tho colobratcd Siberian
traveler, tlio London agent of tlio Asso
ciated Press called this morning on
Serglus Stcpnlnk.the woll-known. writer
upon Russian political and social con
ditions. Mr. Stopnlak was asked
whether lie could givo any information
In regard to tho outrage in tho political
prison nt Kara, in Siberia, rumors about
which had recently reached tho public
press by way of tho Russian colony in
Mr. Stopnlak stated that reports al
roady published gavo only a hint of the
horrible tragedy enacted at Karn. Per
fectly trustworthy information, ho said,
had been received in cipher letters that
succeeded in getting through to Paris
and London f 10m exiles iu Eastern Si
beria. These letters, which aro nothing
but meagre scraps of paper, tell tho
story of tho recent horror only in its
main outlines. But ono who knows
about Siberian prisonllfc does not need a
circumstantial recital to understand tho
cruelty of discipline nnd the agony
of suffering of which this hor
ror was the culmination. The
full details of tho dreadful story cannot
bo long now in reaching the Western
world. Coming so soon after tho pub
licity given to the Yakutsh atrocity,
Mr. Stepniak thinks it can hardly fail
to deepen tho sense of horror already
felt by tho civilized world at Russia's
treatment of political offenders.
The facts so far received aro as fol
Mndnmo Sigida did not commit sul
c'de, ns the earliest reports stated. She
died from the tftcct of tho cruel flog
elng to which she was subjected. The
Hogging took place ou Wednesday, tho
Gth ot November. It was continued
until under tho biutal blows tho un
happy victim Inst consciousness and lay
as one dead. T.ie poor woman never
levivcd from the tciriblo shock, but
continued to giow weaker and weaker
until Friday, when death camo to her
The news of her shocking o 111 obi
murder produced widespread dismay
and anguish among her follow-prisan-crs,
and three of them, unable longer to
bear their wi etched fate, committed
sulcido by taking poison. How they
obtained tho poison is not known, but
probably they had long had it in their
possession and weio keepiuc it as a last
resort. Tho names of tho women were
Mario Kaluznaya, Mary a Paoloona
Kaiakf&kaya and Nadezhda Smlinlls
kay, and theso facts arc learned in re
gard to them:
Mario Kalu.knaya was arrested In
1884, being then a clil ot 18, on a
charge of disloynlty. Her father was
a merchant at Odessa. During her
imprisonment eveiy means was tiled in
vain to extort from her a confession
implicntinghcr friends. At lastColonel
Kntauski, n gendarme ofllcer, brought
to her a skilfully-forged statement,
purporting to bo the confession of her
fellow-conspirators, nnd promising Im
munity if sho also confessed.
Mario fell into tho tiap, confessed
nnd her confession was used against
her friends, who were sentenced to
penal servitude. When sho learned
they had made no eonfession, but had
been convicted on her testimony alone,
she procured n revolver, and on.the 21ct
of August called upon Colonel Katau
fekl aud flicd at him, wouudlng him
slightly in one car. For this attempted
assassination sho was condemned by
court-martial at Odessa on the 10th of
September, 1884, and sentenced to
twenty years penal seivltudc.
Marya Paoloona Ivaralcfskaya was a
a young married lady about 33 years of
age, daughter of a well-known landed
proprietor In the south of Russia, Paul
Vorautsof, and sister of Basil Vorautsof,
one of tho best known political
economists in Russia. She joined a
secret circle, which was suiprlsed and
captured by tho police in February,
1870, and sentenced to thiitccn years
penal servitude, with cxilo to Siberia
fof life and deprivation of all civil
Her husband, though not picscnt,
was sent by administrative process a
thousand miles from tlio mines, to
which sho was sent. Tho separation
diovc her insnno nnd sho was put iu a
straight jacket. In 1881 sho was al
lowed to join her husband in hopo of re
storing her reason. Sho recovered, but
a now Governor separated them and
sho was returned to tho Knra mines.
NadohdnSmlrnltskuyawns 33 years
old nnd a student in a woman's collage
Sho was sent to tho Kara mines for fif
teen years with penal servitude.
Shortly after tho sulcido of tho thrco
women.n brother of Mario Kaluhnaya,
also a political prisoner, died suddenly.
It Is not definitely known as yot
whothor ho, too, died by poison or
whether his death wns tho result of
overpowering grief on learning of tho
death of his sister.
Another e.llo named Bobokov com
mitted sulcido rather than submit to
tho cruel humiliation nnd suffering of
n (logging, Bobokov wns n unlvoisity
student, nnd took part In sonio public
demonstration of tho students which
wns displeasing to tho authorities, llu
was, thoroforo, ordered to make his
abode ut Pinogo, a small villago in tho
Provlnro of Archangel, tho northern
most of F.uropoau Russia. From there,
ho attempted to mako his escape, and
for this heinous offense ho was exiled
to tho mines of Eastern Siberia.
Tho flogging of Madamo Sigida oc
curred under orders issued by Lieu-tenant-General
Baron KorfT, tho Gov
ernor General of tho provlnco of tho
Amour, In which tho Kara prison is
situated. These orders directed that
tho secret edict of March, 1888, signed
by Gnlklno-Vrnskl, Dlrector-Gonoral of
Prisons for tho Empire, should bo
This edict was to tho effect that po
litical convicts should bo treated by
prison, ofllclals iu precisely tho pnmo
manner ns criminals condemned for
common law offenses. Political pris
oners woro thus mndo liable to flogging
for bleaches of prison discipline.
In what particular way Madame
Sigida had transgressed tho prison
rules Is not clenrly explained. But
flogging n sonsltlve and cultured woman
to death for nny lnck of conformity to
prison regulations, Mr. Stopnlak
thought, would impicss Jho Western
world with profound horror.
Tho political prisoners nt Kara, Mr.
Stepniak said, had in somo wny learned
that tho political exiles imprisoned nt
Saghnllen had also been subjected to
cruel flogging. They were constantly
in dread of similar torture to that in
flicted upon Madamo Sigida.
Mr. Stepniak was asked whether tho
Czar, in view of tho fact that these ex
ceptional horrors at Kara had been made
public, would interfero to mitigate tho
severity of tho prison discipline in the
case of political convicts. He re
plied that ho thought It not
unlikely that tho publication of tho
facts would force tho superior ofllclals
of Russia to tako somo notice of tho
affair. But, ho said, the flogging nnd
nil tho other brutalities were entirely
duo to tho direct orders of tho central
government at St. Petersburg, namely,
tho edict of March, 1888. Tho Ministry
of tho Interior was, therefore, directly
responsible for tho rcnowal of corporeal
punishment of political prisoners,
which hail been suspended in 1877
after Trcpoff ordered BogolubofX to bo
MAMMOTH LAND SGIIEIIIE.
Ono Million Dollars to ho Invented In
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 15. It has leaked
out that ono result of tho visit hero of Gov
ernor Campbell and his party, and John II.
Inman and tho Boston and New York peo
ple whom ho had with him, was tho forma
tion of a gigantic laud company. Governor
Campbell is president, with such mon as
John H. Inman, John C. Calhoun and oth
ers directors. Tho capital stock o( tho com
pany will bo $1,000,000. Its purpose is tho
purchase of Southern lands and their set
tlement with people from the North and
mketed the diuving wheels.
A Fnst Freight Moots With a Singu
St. JosLi'ii, .Mo., Feb. 15. On tho
Union Pacific, near Odessa, yesterday,
a heavy freight train was making fast time
to get out of tho way of an express train.
Tho big Mogul englno was pounding out
foity-fivo miles an hour, when both driving-wheels
on tho engine melted oft,
wrecking tho entire train, but, fortunately,
Injuring no one. Tlio fast express was
flogged In time to prevent running Into tho
IlLOTTN UP AT A GAS WEI.T,,
Workmen Hurled Many 1'cotljy an Ex
plosion of Natural Gas.
FiiTsnuita. Feb. 15. AGrecnsburg,Ba.,
special sajs: Whllo cleaning out tho pipes
of tho Brown natural gas well, which had
become clogtrcd with salt, tho gas suddenly
burst through tho pipes, wrecking tho der
rick and seriously Injuring soveral persons.
Chaunccy Pitts w as blown thirty feet abovo
tho top of tho derrick, and It is thought
fatally Injured. Dr. Wakefield was thrown
into a pool of water and narrowly escaped
drowning. A number of others sustained
scilous cuts and bruises.
DISASTERS DOWN THE 11 Y.
Schooners Ashore anil Sailors Drowned
In tho Galo of Friday,
IlALTiMOitc, Feb. 15. John Coleman
and another of tho crew of tho oyster
pungy Falrvlcw wero drowned by the cap
sizing ot tho boat during tho storm down
tho bay jestcrday. Tho remainder of tho
crew w ero rescued aud brought here.
Captain BIHups of tho steamer Danville,
from West Point, reports a schoouor
ashore in Loner Crnighlll Channel. Also
scerol vessels at anchor.
ITettj Weddlnc at St. Paul'.
Ono of tho prettiest weddings ot tho
season was solemnised at St. Paul's Church
lust i Igh', wlcn Mr. do Sau68uro Trenholm
and Miss Maud Edwards wero married.
Tho ushers wero Messrs. Frank Keys, Wil
liam Henry, Williams. Taylor, It. D. Slmms,
Albert R. Stuart, Jr., and Dr. l.eo ITarbor,
with Mr. Frank Trenholm as best man,
aud tho two younger sisters of the bride
and groom acted as maids of honor. The
marriage services wero conducted by Rov.
Dr. Alfred Harding, assisted by Bov. Dr.
Stuart of Christ Church ot Georgetown.
A reception followed at tho rcsldouco ot
tho bride's parents at 2023 Massachusetts
avenuo, at which only tho bridal party
Killed by a Yard Engine,
Stauntok, A'a. , Feb. ID. A yard ouglno
and a hand-car collided this evening In tho
suburbs of Staunton ou tho Chesapeake
and Ohio Itatlroad, resulting in tho killing
ot Edward Latcu and Thomas Kudd, both
of Charlottesville, Va., and seriously injur
ing Thomas Williams of Louisa Court
House, Peter Tyler, Taylor Johnsou,
Thomas Bragg aud twoothcrs whoso names
arc not known, all men employed ou tho
Another Mexican Voternn Gone,
BAxaoit, Mi:., Feb. 15, Captalu Alphous
T. Palmer, aged 89, tho only surviving
ofllcer In Maine of tho Mexican war, dlod
this morning. He was for years la tho
lleaular Army aud was au lntlmato trlond
of Pi csldcnt Pierce and J eflersou Davis.
Ocean Steamships Arrived.
At New York Mascotto from Bristol,
Aller from Bremen, Habana from Havana,
ltablula from Shiolds.
Passed Low cs Norwegian from Glasgow
At Qucenstown Auraura from Now
Sighted off Flushing Wostcrnland from
Passed Fastuot Wisconsin, from Now
At Hamburg Morsvla from Now York.
SICKENING IN DETAIL.
Tho Atrocities of tho Sawtcllo Mur
der Coming to Light.
ISAAC SAWTELLE IS INDICTED.
Tho Coroner's Jury Finds Him Guilty
of tho Crime Charged.
Mrs, Snntello View tho Mtttllntod
Remain and Identities Ilor Ilm
lm nil's llody by Marks Upon III
1'erson Known to Her.
Boston, Feb. 15. Ofllcor Shields
returned to-dny from Dover jail,
where ho had a long talk with Isaac
Sawtellc. Tho man, when confronted
with the proofs of the crime, backed
down somewhat and made n partial
Re denied that ho did tho killing and
Implicated "Dr." Blood and ono Ed,
Russell, a Boston criminal, sentenced
of complicity In tho Kccno jowelry
store robbery on Washington street.
Isaac also maintained ho didn't know
where tho head was nnd thatho would,
if ho could, givo tho ofllccrs aid In
Captain White, after hcailng Ofllcer
Shiolds' report, expressed tho belief
that Sawtcllo was still lying, and that
though tho prisoner was aided up to
tho point of committing tho crlrao, ho
did not do tlio deed. Blood's picture
has been shown to many peoplo In
Rochester, but no ono recognizes tho
mon as ever having been thero, where
strangers would bo quickly noticed.
Somo Suspicious Circumstances.
Doveh, N. II., Feb. 15. Scth W.
Carson of East Rochester, In nn Inter
view, states that on Wednesday night,
February 5, he saw a team near tho
Nutter woods. Two men were in the
wagon. After the team had passed by
Carson soveral rods ho heard a pistol
shot. Carson ts certain It was Smalt's
team and thnt the two men were the
A man from East Rochester has
given information that on tho Wednes
day night in question two men in a
team drove past him on tho road to
Lebanon. Just after they passed he
heard thiec shots. This information
was given to tho doctors, who, upon
washing tho body, found three bullet
holes through tho bicist. At the place
whcio tho body wns dislntencd seven-ty-llvo
mon wero hunting for the mur
dutd man's head to day.
Mr. Smatt, tho Hvcry-stablc keeper,
found in u wood-chopper's shanty about
fifty yards fiom the giavc of the mur
deied man an old coat, with blood on
tho hack of It, as though the head had
been wrapped in it. In a stove in tho
shanty was found the bones, which nie
thought to be portions of the murdered
These have been tin tied over to the
medical men. Physicians will testify
that death was Instantaneous from n
bullet in the heart. The fractuied
bones bear evidence ot having been
broken in small pieces so as to destroy
them by fire.
Identifying tho Hotly.
RocunsTi:n, N. II., Feb. 13. .Mrs.
Hiram Sawtcllo aud tho Boston ofllcer
anlved hero at 11 a. in. They weie
met at tho depot by a large crowd of
citizens. Deputy Marshal Kent took
charge of the party, and they entered a
caniago and wero driven to South
Lebanon, where tho mutilated body
has rested in a schoolhousc since its
On tho road Mrs. Sawtellc was
6hown tho collar-buttons, pencils and
keys in the ofllccrs possession, and
identified them as tho propcity ofher
husband. On leaching South Lob
anon she was taken lo tho school
housc, nnd, after a painful scene,
identified tho socks as thoso of her hus
band, and then, by certain maiks,
known to her, identified the body as
that ofher husband.
Search still continues for tho head
and clothes of the muulcrcd Hiram
Sawtcllo, but, thus far, unsuccessfully.
Tho olllccrs think Isaac put the head
in the bag in which he cniricd tho tiols,
weighted tho samo nnd throw it into
tho river or clso can led It to Portland.
The clothes aro probably In another
Tho Coroner' Verdict.
Manchestkk, N. II., Feb. IS. Tho
Coronei's jury rendered a verdict of
murder. Tho principal question to bo
determined now Is as to the placo whoro
tho murder was committed.
According to tho testimony of those
who heard tho shots fired, tho deed
must havo been committed on tho New
Hampshire side of the lino.
Thlshasavcry important bcailngon
tho case, inasmuch as thero Is no death
penalty for capital crimes in tho Stato
of Maino, while thero Is In New Hamp
shire. This fact was of courso known
to tho murderer, nnd In case tho crime
Is positively and unalterably fixed upon
Isaac B. Sawtcllo ho will undoubtedly
mako strong efforts to prove that It was
committed In Maine.
south CAi-iTor, stki:i:t munai:.
KuBt Washington Citizens Hold an
Tho South Capitol Street Bridgo Asso
ciation hold a meeting at tho National Ho
tel jesterday afternoon. Mr. A. K. Browno
presided and Mr. It. J. Beall was elected
Judgo II. H. Blackburn, chairman of tlio
Legislative Commlttco of tho House of
Representatives, read a very favorablo re
port on tho actlou ot tho Commissioners
of tho District ot Columbia. Ho also road
tho report of tho Secretary ot War aud
Colonel Haines, District Engineer, upon
the feasibility of tho enterprise.
'Iho association appointed a committee,
consisting of II. If. Blackburn, A, Mofflti
and Henry Hawloy, to procure- permanent
headquarters for tho bridge association and
report at tho next meeting.
The chairman ot tho bridgo finance com
mittee read his report, which showed ma-
terlal progress In tho raising ot funds, and
greatly elated tho members. Tho vlows of
Colonel Haines, as read in tho report ot
Judgo Blackburn, were as follows: "Tho
location proposed for this bridgo Is at a
part ot the river where navigation Is at
present most difficult, hut If tho existing
channel Is widened and deepened, as It
ought to be, a bridgo may bs built which
wilt not seriously tuipolo navigation.
Thero Is no objection to tho wording ot tho
bill, except that It does not provldo adc
uuato moans to build surk a bridgo as Is
needed for this locality. Tho cost of a
6Ultablo structuro would bo $350,000. I
recommend that, If It bo determined to
mako on appropriation, that that amend
ment bo added to tbo bill."
Tlio following Is tho report ot tho Com
missioners of tho District:
Hon. William II'. Qrout, Chairman District
Slit: The Commissioners of tho District
bf Columbia havo tho honor to report as
followsonII.lt. bill 421: "To authorizo
tho construction of a bridgo across
tlio Eastern Branch of tho Potomac
?lvor, at or near tho foot ot
tfouth Capitol street, In tho District ot Co
lumbia, viz: The construction of tho bridgo
proposed In tho bill would undoubtedly
bn a great benctlt to the city. Tho Kastcrn
Branch ot tho Potomac River Is a navigable
thinncl bf tho United States, aud tho ques
tion of tho advisability of further obstruct
It g it ts ono upon which tho Commission
oi can hardly offer an opinion. Kcspect
fily, J. W. Douoi.ass, President."
(Tho chairman of tho meeting submitted
export published tn Friday's Gitmo de
tailing tho objects of the enterprise, tho
action of tho District Commissioners and
that of tho Secretary ot War thereon iu
his report to Congress recommending tho
bridge. Tho chairman said: "It is tho best
report yet published by any of tho news
papers of this city."
A voto of thanks was unanimously ox
tended to Tun Washinoton Evening
Critic for Its encouragement ot tho bridgo
The hopo was oxprcssed that tho associa
tion will have permanent quarters by tho
Mr. John Swift, one of the members of
tho association, created a sensation
whet: ho informed the gentlemen prcsont
that ho must hurry home, or ft
would bo night beforo ho got there, al
though ho lives Iu tho District. Ho said
his homo was on the south side of tho
Branch, but to get homo ho baa to go to
Alexandria and ferry across tho river
Mectlnc of the l!xecutlo Comiultteo
or tlio National Association,
Thiio was a gathering of Democratic
clubs at tho Kbbltt House yesterday even
ing ard n lugubrious expression pervaded
tho countenances ot tho Republicans who
held down tho Kbbltt settees In tho ro
tunda and Its contiguous corridors.
Tho reason for the convention of Jcffer
sonlan simplicity was discovered In the fact
that iho Hon. Chancoy F. Black of Peun
sjlvanlu, the president of tho Association
of Democratic Clubs, had issued a call for
a meeting of tlio oxccutlvo commlttco of
tho association. Thoy met. Tho red parlor
of tho hostelry was In demand when tho
meeting hour approached, and tho meeting
v.ashcldln Mr. BlacK's boudoir.
Thero was a general discussion about tho
Democratic party, Interspersed with pleas
ant remarks ancnt tho party In power. No
conclusion was reached as to tho plaus of
tho campaign in 1802, although thero was
much speech-making. On the first Monday
In Marcb, the oxccutlvo committee will
hold another meeting.
BUSS VICTORIA S1XC1I.ETOK.
Injustice Done Ilor bv Published Ito
liort of Ilor UlBtory.
1 in, CniTio has been informed, on good
authoiity, that somo of tho details of tho
personal history ol Miss Victoria Slugloton,
as published lost Wednesday evening, do
hern great injustice Sho is but IS years
old Instead of 20; sho never tried to pass
herself off as a w hlto woman, and, although
sho was born In South Carolina, sho came
to this city with her parents many yeais
ago, and has resided hcio since sho was 8
Iho romantic part of the story is also
untrue, as Tm: Cuitio Is credibly Informed.
Her father Is dead, but sho still resides
with her mother, who has alwajs been a
Mlfs Singleton occupies a position as
messenger In the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing, with which sho is well satisfied,
aud where she enjojs tho respect ot tho
chief of tho bureau, and of the employes
11a Goes Free rrnni tlio Charge of
St. Louis, Feb. 15. A special from
Dallas, Texas, lo tho Poht-Dispntch says
Beenin, tlio light-weight pugilist who
killed Tom James In a sparring match
night beforo last, has been discharged
ou the ground that there Is no law to
indict u man for killing another in n
Kllraln Also Exonerated,
Bw.timouf, Feb. IS. Mrs. Kllraln this
morning received a telegram from Dallas,
Tex., stating that Jako Kllraln had been
discharged from custody, bo having been
held In connection with tho killing last
night of Tom James, ot that city, In a
sparring bout with Bczonla,of tho Mul-doon-Kllraln
Hop at WlllilrdM Hotel.
The ball-room of Wlllard's Hotel was
very handsomely decorated last night for
tho hop given by Mr. O, G, Staples to tho
guests. Tho latter w ero received by Mrs.
Crosby 9. Noyes and Mrs. Representative
Hopkins, aud, during tbo evening, an
elaborate collation was served In ono of tho
private dining-rooms of tho hotel.
Sprnug Aleak the First l)u.
New Yoiiic, Feb, IB. Tho steamship Jcr
boy City returned to i ort to-day with four
fett of w ater In her hold. Sho had sprung
aleak on her first day out, and was com
pelled to put back. Her cargo consists of
meat and grain. It was considerably dim
agid. How tho accident happened Is a
Foundered lu the South Tactile.
I.omion, Feb. 15. The British schooner
(cargo Noblo, at Sjdnoy, New South
Wales, from tho Gilbert group ot Islands,
reports that the American schooner Tur
don was capsized during a galo and found
ered. Her crew ore on Tlutarltarl hland.
Married at tit. Domlnle'i.
Tho marriage of Mr. Thomas F.
Holdcn and Miss Ivlla L. Ilock at
tracted a largo ciowd of friends to St.
Dominic's Church last Wednesday
evening. Rov. Father Hoean ofllclnted.
After tho ceremony a reception was held
nt tho rcsldcnco ot tho brldo's mother
Mrs. A. J. Hock, on Sixth street south
west, whero tho young couplo will ro
KILLED FOR PONTIUS.
Details of tho Murdor of Marshal
Saunders in Florida.
MYSTERY OF THE TRAGIC AFFAIR.
Though tho Stories Conflict, tho Crimo
Scorns a Political Ono.
Local NowM'aporii Alllrm That Ho Wan
Assassinated From Ambmh on Ac
count of Secret Dinioultlo Willi
Homo Unlcnown l'orson.
Jacksonvim.t:, Fi.a., Feb, 15. The
Qulncy Herald this morning contains
iho following account of tho murder of
Deputy United States Mnrshal W. B,
Saunders: Last Thursday morning
Deputy United States Marshal W. B.
Saunders arrived hero on the oarly
morning train nnd stopped nt tho Love
House for breakfast. Hu camo osten
sibly for tho purpose of taking to 1'eu
sacola a colored mon who wns In jail,
charged with having forged n postolllco
In tho afternoon, In company with
Mr. William McFarlln nnd Mr. Shcpird,
they started out toward tho Santa Clara
plantation. They had proceeded about
n mllo when Mr. Sbcpard heard thrco
shots, and at tho second shot Saunders
threw his right nrm around Mr. Shopard
and said: "Iwnnttodlo bymybaby."
He then put his hand into his right
hand hip pocket as if to draw his pis
tol, but soon fell across Mr. Shopard's
knees, repenting his remark that "ho
wanted to dlo by his baby," and In n
few minutes ho was dead. Mr. Shop
ard testified before the coroner's jury
that he saw no one shoot, nnd did not
know who did the shooting.
At present it is not known who did
the killing or what caused it, but it Is
hoped that somo light may be thrown
upon the matter when tho witnesses
sent for give In their evidence.
Some persons think thnt peihaps It
was on account of somo previous dltll
culty, but as Saundeis hnd been drink
ing hca lly during the day it was moro
likely to have been from thnt cause.
At the lime he was killed Saunders
wns not in the pcifoinunce of nny olll
cial duty, but was simply riding out
for pleasure. The coroner's jury is
still awaiting the at rival of witnesses,
nnd it is not piobnble that the inquest
will be held to-day
The Jacksonville Herald sajs: This
killing is greatly deplored by all good
cili7cns, and wo hope such n thing may
never occm again in our country.
Mnrshal Mizell dcclnics that there
wnsaplotto kill him nnd both his
deputies by decoying them into the
country. He lefused to go nnd warned
Saundeis acalnst a suspected plot.
Shortage In the Accounts of a Loading
New Youk, Feb. lo. The Times has
tho following special fiom Quobec:
The utmost excitement wns caused In
commercial circles to-day (Friday) by
the repoit that the agent of a well
known Liverpool lumber firm is sboit
in his accounts to the extent of between
$100,000 and .200,000. It Is also stated
that he had power of attorney to the
extent of $1,000,000, nnd that this has
been slopned by cable fiom Liverpool.
The absence of 'tho agent fiom the city
for the past few days lends color to the
repoit. Ono of tho membeis of the
flim is on his wny from Kngland to in
vestigate the matter. Tho agent is
about 40 years of age, belongs to one of
the best families here, and Is well
known in Montreal. Ills wlfo aud
family are still hcic, and know nothing
as to his whereabouts.
WORLD'S PAIItAM) POLITICS.
New Yorlt Republican Accuse Tam
luuiiy of Trjlnc to MnUe Capital
New Youk, Feb. 15. Tho Ropubllcau
Mate Committee met at tho Fifth Avenue
Hotel to-day and adopted resolutions vig
orously condemning Tammany Hall as
seeking to mako political capital out of tho
World's I'alr and asserting that out of tbo
t tntj -nine members of tho executive com
mittee only nlno are Republicans, denounce
the original bill offered in the Assembly,
andj fnor the passage ot tho recon
structed bill offered Iu tho Senate.
'I ho icsolutions also upheld tho actlou of
tlio Ik publican Senators in their efforts to
have an amendment to the so-called Tam
many Hall bill. Resolutions vero also
passed Indorsing tho courso ot Speaker
Reed and commending Secretary Windom
for bis proposed abrogation of tho Federal
contract with tho Commissioners of Emi
gration. New Yor.K, Feb. 15. A World'b Talr
conference commlttco to-night arranged
for a World's Fair mass-meeting to protest
against Piatt's stand on the World's Fair
bill. It will tako place Mouday night at
ReprcsentatIo Chandler of Massachu
setts cstcrday presented In tho Houso a
resolution setting apart Tuesday and Wed
nesday next tor the consideration ot the
bills reported from tho World's Fair Com
mittee, and providing that on Thursday
tho Houso shall proceed to solcct a slto for
tho Fair Committee, llepreseutatlvo Illtt
offered a similar resolution. They were
referred to tho Committcco on Rules.
IIEU SEVEITIETH ItlKTIID.VY,
Siihiin 11. Antlioii) Celebrates It at a
Tbo 70th birthday of Susan I! Anthony
was appropriately celebrated last eeniug
b an elegant banquet at tho Rlggs House,
tendered In her honor b the National
Oman's Suffrage Association. Tho par
lors were thronged with tho guests, each
0116 of whom greeted Mies Anthony upon
entering, tendering their warmest con
gratulations tipou tho happy occasion
which had called them togethei. Miss
Anthony never looked In hotter health aud
spirits aud had a pleasant word for each
and all, Her gown was of wlno colored vel
vet, with afislmof point laco worn over
Mrs. l'llzabcth Cady Stanton sat on a
sofa near Miss Anthony, and, as usual, was
tho centre ot nn Interested group through
out tho orcntug. Mrs. Wilbur ot Khodo
Island, a sweet-faced old lady who has re
cently celebrated her 80th birthday, also
attracted n largo share of attention,
Iho largo dining room ut tho hotel In
which tho banquet was served was hung
with flags and bunting, whllo tho various
(-mall tables at which tho guests wcroscatod
lu groups of four and six were ornamented
with flowers and growing plants.
Miss Anthony occupied tho central placo
ut a long talilo directly facing tho door
with Senator Hoir on her light and Mrs,
Isabella Bicchor Hooker on her left.
Mrs. UrmUton I.aut occupied a seat at thu
samo tublc, whllo grouped about ut tho ad
jacent tables wero tlio various relatives,
who had come to Washington to bo present
ou this occasion.
Among tho number was her sister, Miss
Mary 8. Anthony of Rochester, N. V. her
biothcr, Col. 1). R. Anthony nt Leaven
worth, accompanied by his wlfo aud
daughter; MIsa Maud Anthony, n niece;
Miss I.ucy Anthony, secretary of tho
SulTrago Society In Philadelphia; Mrs.
l.oulso Moshcr James of Philadelphia,
niece; Mr. Arthur A. Moshcr ofSt. Louis, a
nephew; Mr. Charles Dickinson, Miss
Melissa Dickinson, Dr. Fanny Dickinson
and Mrs. Bolcs of Chicago and Mr. and
Mrs. Luclcu Squlrrs of Urookljn, cousins
of Miss Anthony, were nlso present.
The menu cards wero gotten up as pretty
souvenirs of tho occasion, with tho na
tional flower, golden rod tied with a bow
of satin ribbon, painted In water colors ou
tho outstdo. After the dinner a proginmmc
of songs, poems and toasts was given.
Mrs. Stanton's 1'Ians.
Mrs. Stanton will open tho convention ot
the Womun Suffragists at Lincoln Hall on
Tucsduy morning, at 10.30 a. m. This will
bo tbo most Important scshton to women, as
It may bo tho last opportunity for hearing
the veteran. At noon of thosamoday Mrs.
Stanton leaves Washington for New York,
and sails for Kuropo on tho 10th. Her ago,
74, makes It moro than possible that no
other opportunity to hear her nny over
como again, but Miss Anthony 6avs that ou
Mrs. Stanton's 7Cth birthday there will
be such a banquet nnd feminine Jubllco ns
wi 1 causo tho masciillno world to wonder.
Mrs. Stanton hopes to return from Europe
In lime to eclebrato that event In Washing
ton among her devoted followors.
ElTOltTS AT I1ESTKUCTION.
Flro-llucs IndulRii In Wholcsalo Incen
diarism In lUUnourl,
MAitccuhn, Mo., Feb. 15. This little
town has been in a crazo of excitement for
nearly a week over repeated attempts to
burn it down, Tho first flro was ono en
tailing a loss of $200,000. Seven ot the
btst buildings In the town were at this tlmo
consumed. Then In tho past fow dajs sov
eral more buildings wero burned, aud
Thursday night the roller mill owned by
B. F. Wnlto andl'rcdJ. SchufT wasburnol.
Twmtj-llvo thousand dollars' worth ot
wheat was burned In the building and tho
mill cost about $20,000. Largo rewards
ha e biui ollcred for tho incendiaries.
SUNK IN CHESAPEAKE lt.VY.
Two hchnnneiH Collide Oil" Now Point
nnd One tioos Down,
IUiTiMoni:, Feb. 15. Captain Vaune
mau of the schooner Frank Pratt Leo ar
rived here this motulug on boird tho
Defiance, Captain Vunuemau commauded
the three-masted schooner that was 6Uuk
jesterday morning off New Point in collis
ion with the schooner llilwood Harlow,
Captain Lewis, bound for Providence.
Both vessels were beating out the channel.
The Frank Pratt Leo (not tho Frank
Bailoy.ns heretofore meuijoned) sunk im
mediately after tho collision iu six aud
one-half fathoms ot water. The captain
and crew of tho Frank Pratt Lee wero
rescued and taken aboard the Kdward
Harlow. Sho had stem and hold-gear car
ried aw ny. hhe is returning to Baltimore
NAVASSA KIOTEIIS CONVICTEO.
Iho Lmt ol I ha Hatch or Ncgio Slur.
ilurorH round Duilt.
UwriMoin:, Feb. 15. James Tasker,
I'd. Woodford an J Norman Woostcr, thrco
of tho Navaesu "rioters," pleaded guilty
this morning to manslaughter. This dis
poses of the wliolo batch, with this result.
Three are convicted of murder In tho first
degree, fouitcen of manslaughter and
twentj-thrco ofilot. All will boseutcuced
nt.twtck. Iho whole business, after all,
It Is cpetted, will go to the United States
Supreme Court, tho question being raUod
of the jurisdiction of the United States
over tho Island of Navassa.
lllnliup O'Connor I)j luff,
l'lTTsmmo, Feb 15. Tho Right Rev.
Bishop O'Connor of tho Roman Catholic
dloctso of Omaha was brought to this city
from St. Augustine, Ha., this morning In a
dying condition, and was taken at once to
Mercy Hospital. Ho has been isrIously
ill for several mouths, and there arc little
or no hopes ot his recovery.
Verdict of Ariiilttnl,
Lemoton, V v , Feb. 15. The jury In
tho famous homicide case from Brow nsboro
In which William Miller was charged with
tho murder ot "Walker, after a ten days'
trial, this morning brought In a verdict ot
I.llfct NlRht'H Hotel Arrivals,
Wii.i.Aiiu's II. A. Chapln, Now York;
Chu Ling Kwan and Tong Sing Kon,
China; I). K. Hand, Philadelphia; C. R.
Coatcs, Baltimore; Mrs. Matilda Joslln
Gage, New York.
Ruiiitt Housr. J. B. Wallace, Cincin
nati, Ohio; A. P. Smith, Chicago; R. T.
Klliott, New York; James Sheclcr, Austin,
Ric.f-s Housn Dr. Emily Stowl, To
ronto, Ontario; Jumes Fltzpatrlck, I'hlla
delphla; F. A. Hinckley, Northampton,
Mass.; Jumes Hume, Clo eland, Ohio.
Tm: Aiiukotov F. II. Willcomo, Gran
ite Fulls, Mass ; F. H. Smith, Pittsburg,
Pa ; C. A. Flez, New York; C. G. Board
man, New York.
Mr.Tiioroi in-ll. M. Perry, Now
York; W. B. Ho) wood, New York; W. J.
Smith, New Bcrue, Ala.; C. II. Prince,
National A, L. Demarcus, Knoxvllle,
Tcnu.; J. 15. Shelly, Grand Rapids, Mich.;
T. J. James, Atlanta, Ga,; W. 11. Rumscy
and wife, Philadelphia.
IIoti;i. AitNO Mrs. Valentine, Now
York; Miss Murray, Chicago.
Hotel Noiim vmju: Earnest Parker aud
W. P. Williams, New York; S. W. Alleton,
Woman's T. M. Kellen, Hot Springs,
Hotel Rand u.l H. C. Kennedy, New
York; Mrs. A. II. Spencer, Philadelphia;
E. O. Barton, New York.
IlAiiins IIortiE J. T. Williams, Coop
erstown, N. Y.; C. A. Zcllcr, New York.
Hoti'I. Johnson R. H. Meads and wife,
Lcwistown, Pa., W. A. l.udwlg, Now York.
St James B. C, Brooko, Helena, M.T.;
N A Stout, Peuusjlvanla; Georgo Roth,
WORSE THAN A STABLE.
Congressman Lawlcrso Describes Iho
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS INDIFFERENT
Fraiso for tlio Police and Condemnalion
of Their Hoadquartors.
Earnest I'rotents Acnlnst the Neglect
of Wnnhlncton'A Interest Govern
ment rrlntlncOlllcen Death Trap
Ashing for n Now llullillnt;.
Among tho radicals in the House of
Hcprcscnlntlvcs who nro anvlom to
tako up tho subject of appropriation
for tho purpose of Improving the city
of Washington Is tho Hon. Frank Liw
ler of Chlcngo. Iu nn interview with
Mr. Lawltr ho was emphatic in lite
expressions concerning the neglected
condition of tlio District of Columbia,
nnd snld that this condition has simply
been brought nbout by tho disposition
on tho part of thu members of Congress
to venlllnto their Ideas on the slightest
provocation, whether tho subject under
discussion wns of any material moment
"The Capital City of America," said
Mr. Lawler, "instead of being a dis
graco to the nation, in ninny respects
should be tho synonym for everything
that is Improved in every particular.
Tho main dlfllcully ns to why action
has not been taken to givo relief to pub
lic measures of the greatest Intoreot to
tho District of Columbia Is the
lack of Interest on the part of
members to visit those places
that need nltcntion. I havo made It
my business to visit nnd investigate
tho conditions of nil buildings thnt
bhould command thu attention of Con
gress. As for the I'ostolllce, I insist
that it is n crimo and u shame to com
pel employes to work in such a struct
ure, that will not even compare favor
ably with many of the livery stables In
"As to the Police Headquarters' build
ing, It hns stood as an eye-sore to tho
Districtfor years. It Is useless for me
to comment on the horrible condition
of this death-trap, as every resident
of Washington Is only too well conver
sant with the subject, except
the men who should take the
matter in hand and lcmcdy tho evils.
The members of Congress should feel
ashamed of theniFclves for appropri
ating large sums of money for statues
nud monuments while theso two im
portant public buildings aie allowed to
caIsI In tlitlr present conditions. They
should be replaced by bnndsomo struct
ures, which would not only be a credit
to the city, but Insure the health of tho
"There nre many public ofllccs scat
tered throughout the District, for which
thousands of dollars nro expended for
rcrft eveiy year, uselessly. My idea is
that two large buildings should be
erected, n Postofllco building and
a Police Headquarters building nud
so constructed that n Iuigc portion of
tlitm could be utllled as public ollices.
The crouping of these ofllces would
not only be n gicnt convenience, but
would save the money now paid for tho
rental of buildings.
"Now, the very reason why thco
buildings have not been built long ago
Is, ns I havo already stipulated, too
much time is taken up by the members
of Congress by other matters of less im
portance. There aro too many commit
tee meetings, too much talking, too
much routine work that takes up time
that should be devoted to the investiga
tion of tho public needs.
"Tills wns one of the particular
reasons for my offering the amendment
to the rules on Friday providing that
no member should bo nllowcd to speak
longer than ten minutes on any one
subject until all membcis w ho wished
to speak had spoken.
"From 8,000 to 10,000 bills are Intro
duccd in tlio House nt eveiy session of
Congress, and of this uumber scarcely
one-fifth of them reach tbo point of
consideration from the fact that a few
members on each side of the Houo
consume the tlmo by speech-making.
This debars the consideration of
inensuics of Interest to the District nnd
elsewhere. It is a fact that members
w ho have served two or three terms in
Congress have not been able to gain
recognition in behalf of such measures
on account of theso long-winded de
bates. "I believe the city has an able and
efficient police and postofllco force and,
recognizing this fact, I feel that Con
gress should so orovlde for them that
at least their health should uot be im
paired by having to work in such bulld
iugs. "The Government Printing Ofllce, a
wooden structuie, cither should hau
additional buildings or a new building
ought to be erected. Very few mem
herb of Congress reside iu the hu day ut
that building, nnd but few ei havo
seen it. At times 2.C00 humau beings
nro employed thero dav and
night, hence tho amount of sick
nes and deaths among those toiler o
tho heated months of 6tunmor hmo
been tilnrmlug, nnd If 'on3m,-,mcn
would only but consider fui i moment
the great loss to tho countiy in iat' ti
conflagration should take plce, which
would destroy that buildiug aud iw
alllablo contents, they would not best
tnte, but nppioprlato at oure u
sum sutllcient to erect a suit
nblo and properly-ventilated building
so thnt thoso who aro compelled to
work long bouts for small remuuci
utlon, ascompaied with those who rt
celvo larcci salaries, would have thcu
an wruiil chanco with tholr follow men
and women for their live who hm
been provided with roomy aud weL
ventilated quarters. I nm sure tho
present cfllcicnt Public Printer, Gen
eral F. W. Palmer, whom I know to b
n practical man, would favor wU. 1
proposo In this connection.