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THE FROM MAINE.
Harrison and the While-Plumed Knif ht
on Bad Term!,
Sir, Itlalne (lot Mad anil Iteruied To
Go lo CtSTelitmt Will
lb accordance with the determina
tion be arrived at some time ago, the
President loft last night for Cleveland
to attend the dedication of the Garileld
monument to morrow. lie was accom
panied by the following distinguished
pctbocs: Vice-President Morton, Post
master General Wanaraaker, Attorney
General Sillier, Secretaries Window
and Husk, Mr. McKfnley and Marshal
Tbac is a most sieniacaat absentee.
Tic White Plumed Knight was not
there The man from Maine km mlee
iiK Mr. Iilalne was expected to be
c ne i ' the party. This expectation
hi Id good until yesterday, when he
cent word that be was net going. The
mJilenness. not to say abrupt
Bets of tbU aclloa created a
tielkf that all was not well
between the President and hi Premier.
In short, it v,as believed that they had.
If sot a full grown quarrel, at least a
tiff ami that the Prettier was la a most
untiignined huff Whether the trouble
between them Is of a vitally serious
rbarscter is not known. But that there
Is trouble between then is a frigid fact.
Mi Maine was sees, last night sad
aked to give the cause of his failure to
at tympany bis chief and the cause of
the trouble, lie refused to say nay
thiag about the matter. There m times
-a ben silence is as sigaincaat as speech.
i ht 1 one 01 utsm-
The nuery to in order Will the Presi
dtut be confronted on his return with
Lis. Premier's resignation? If he should
U- it would mean the dtaruasloa of the
Foul i'Uj' SHumlel,
Muitii, Mo., May Ml it hat hew
piien that Williamson, the murderer
..f iU two Mouse, wh also a wife
u,m derer. The body uf Mr. Wttlinm
sou wa found yesterday buried in a
lw.lv on the premises fa which they
littdduilug the winter She suddenly
disappeared last July and William sob
saui she had sone to Illinois oa a visit.
ln da; Later he claimed lo have re
11 1 id Lu formation of her death. The
leusaiaa recovered yesterday gives evi
U.x.ie of foul play. Mr. Moore, aife
ut lUe ablet JetTersoa Moore, was ar
te Hcd but Bight for copikUy in the
eiuue She denies he guilt.
Spuria bw tests is to aun.
iuis. May The trial of M
Sureta and other i-oaaecud wub the
menl topper syndicate, on. charges
lost. J ou the operation of the syndi
cate, was Aaiahed yesterday M Sec
iitau wan coavh-led sod aeuUnced to
i mouths' iaiprUooaitat aad to pay a
lii.L uf 1.000 franc. MM Lv cUstcre
i.i Haatsch were also coavkted Tu..
1. imei waa cauutcd to UuprisooiMcu
! c three months nud to yj t Sue ot
mo finu... and th Utter ai &uai V
Borne ij the ScaMMree ai
Kill. Noon To-Bay.
The Murderer Walls Erectly and
Gamely to ills Deaiti.
HIS PASSAGE OVER TO ETERNITY,
Final Scenes and Incidents in and
About the Jail.
HIS LAST WORLDLY STATEMENT
Story of the Crime The Grim Scaffold
and Its Victims Interesting De
tails of the Hanging.
Benjamin . Hawkins, colored, who
murdered his wlfo in South Washing
ton, was hanged nt the District Jalllo
day nt 12:04 o'olock In the presenco of
about 100 people.
IIKFOHH TIIK HANGING.
HOW HAWKINS arBNT THIS CKW lNTKIl
At 8-15 o'clock the llevorontls
Howard nud Hobcrts Joined by Iter.
Mr. Jackson entered thoccll of the con
demned man. Therowas brief reading
of tho Bctlpttirea and the tpuartetto
joined In alnRlnc tho hymns, "Ob, lie
Joyful," "Wo Will Meet on the llenutl
fid BUoro" and songs of i similar
nature. After this an hour was given
to tho prlaonor for private dovotlon.
Hawkins made a very htimblu, but nt
the same lime a studied prayer. When
It came to tbo singing the condemned
man's voice was very low, but (is clear
as n whistle. Preacher Itoberts took
the lead with n deep Iwm volee whtoU
was plainly heard in tho rotunda of the
A CIG.Ut ANU IIOcK.
It was 1050 o'clock when Hawkins
came out of his coll and begun to wnlk
up and down the corridor on which he
had been conflnod. He was neatly at
tired In a blue suit, with a rose in the
lapel of his coat and a cigar stuck in
his mouth. He paced to the ond of the
corridor and t el meed Ida steps to his
cell In a leisurely and apparently un
concerned manner. That more than
anything else impressed the smull knot
of spectators who hod gathered around
the cage with his wonderful coolness.
Hut It was only tbe nervous tonslon
on tbe man that was fast wearing out,
ami finally when the clock tolled 11
o'cloek he was Joined bv his three
spiritual advisers and they retired to
the large double cell at the end of the
corridor, where prayer was indulged In.
THE hCKXB Ot'TSIPB.
The same curious crowd that has
always gone to the District Jail upon
the occasion of a hanging were among
the early arrivals this morning. They
stood about tbe entrance and gaied
with curious eyea upon those who
passed the open sesame of an Invita
tion, ami seemed to feel a morbid eurl
ol ty by blankly staring at the rati steM
walla as if they could see through them
the horrible tragedy that was being
H U LAST TOILET AKU KKK AK' VT KID
IMKti PBJkONIUM PAMHWUIL.
When tbe Irat glimpses of dawn Ve
gas Is peep through tbe barred win
dows of the jail rotunda this atoning
all waa alienee and o eternally. Inside
the cage the guard paced bis weary
vigil, while la tbe stowed rotunda,
which re-eeboed tbe faintest whisper,
tbe spiritual adviser of tbe condemned
wan, a guard and Tub dune reporter
sat, quietly discussing Hawkins wo
derful nerve. lie had beast sleep!"
The gray light rone upwaad to the
Kaatern aky, and as it mounted upward
there was a visible Imnaliatare on the
art of the watchers of tbe rotunda to
fcy wt tlte eMadeisused nants was
The subdued Uicht in the loaebr cor
ridor twumiid a nary and gariab but),
and yet tbe report cawe that be alusn
heied. It was just twenty three
minutes past S o'clock wbjac Ut. Jones
annrmnfeil that Hawkins bad awak
ened, and at ojkee tbe Rev- Dfs. Huberts
and Howard west to Use cell.
HIS LAT AWAKIUilXfa.
Tbe nun who was to die so soon.
turned over and, locking up at tbe sky
through tbe bars of tbe window, coat
teiuphuively said, fa response to tbe
How do ou feel'"
"I feel all right. There was nothing
to disturb we. '
Then with all the iJu(.uiu. ol a
ttum who h no trouU uu hi shad,
he turned over again and putted bis
blanket over bis bead- Whether be
kU-pt ur not no mortal will ever know.
And so be rru.aiiieil until about 0
o'ikk, when tbe jail and ii inmate
resumed the interrupted thread of life.
'I lit ottaer upeued the door Quuih
Ibc bl eue, and soon the short
u i w priwner were tkrou Lug through
tbe corrkiorg cLeaidng up tbe other ee.il.
A knot of thetu gaibured on the north
aide and gazed Willi e uriou e e at the
opposite Side, where BnwUu s4ill skpt
Tlie noUe was uiheuuU to have arooaed
a doeo ordlnarv uien but tliU stole
disregarded It ' sleeping as genth x
a bubi abi tUc guaiu
'lbewoat icuusrkable thing I have
tu: wkAeaed." said He Dx Kjocrui.
as Ue hastened lo the teU tv tuectaia if
It ww thu tmt'al cttttom for the con
dertinotl man to lwp as late m he was. '
At 0:80 o'olock Hawkins was still I
asleep, ami a few minutes before, m
the death muck passed hla cll ttoois
he turned over ami a smllf ninmtnatctl
"How ilo rou feel. Ilea '" sakl the
gnanl, testing him to see if he waa not
shamming, but no reply, except the
labored breathing of the man who was
to meet death in Its most reoulslve
Tlie other prisoners were astir, And
they made nofres that re echoed through
the vast corridors like the explosion of
a gun, while the splrllunl advisers of
the man who was quietly sleeping
away the last few hours or his life,
wnlted pallently for n sign that their
services were needed.
118 ltEAllI) THR CITKOO ri,OCK.
The whistle had just sounded "7"
and tho loud-voiced cuckoo olook In
the rotunda ominously pealed forth the
same number of stroKo when llnwklnS
started up. Putting his hands to hla
forehead he murmured In n dazed sort
"I have only n few hours to live,"
and then began to commence his last
Itcv. Dr. Itoberts was quickly nt tho
roll door reading lite scriptures and
offering what consolation ho couhl to
tho doomed man. Dr. Howard soon
Joined him, and, after n short prayer,
thoJwoboEAn to sing "Tnko It to the
Lord In prayer."
Tho religious exercises continued for
nn hour, and shortly uftcr 8 o'clock
breakfast was served" to Hawkins. Ho
was not vciy fasildlous In his taste, for
HIS T.AST MB A I,
on earth consisted of broiled mackerel,
two boiled potntocs and n few slices of
fried meat, with coffee all of which he
ate with evident relish.
After eating his breakfast Hawkins
expressed a desire to hid his friends
among the prisoners n last farewell. He
went down tho corridors grasping tho
hands of each prisoner and telling them
his words of farowell.
"I nm reconciled," ho said. "I know
I havoto die and I am prepared to meet
my Maker, and I want you tu meet mo
HE MAKES A STATEMENT.
"(IOD KNOWS t DID NOT INTKMI TO
COMMIT TUB CI1IMK."
Ycstorday nftornoon Hawkins talked
freely with ltov. Mr. Howard, and ho
made the following statement, which
lie said might be tnado public:
"I would say that tho press, In some
Instances, had done mc Injustice, not
understanding my case; alsojthat'Jiidge
Hradley had ruled hard against me.
I owe no one hard will and hope
that wo all mav meet In heaven. General
Crockor and Mr. Train have" been very
kind to mo and
I Wlttll TIIKM NO HAD I.UCK.
I feel that I have been treated kindly,
but tbo circumstances of my coso have
not been brought out. God knows
that I did not Intend to commit the
oi line, but Jealousy overcame me.
Corn, you know, didn't treat mo right.
"She was no faithful woman."
SONG AND PItAYBIt.
A 8KKVIIK I AST XIOllT IK WHICH Ml'M
I1KKKK CHOSS JOINBD.
At 0 o'clock last night there was a
prayer meeting In the jail. In which
Lew In Williams, who waa sentenced to
hang from the scaffold with Hawkins,
but whose sentence was commuted to
life Imprisonment, participated. While
this song service was In progress Cross,
who was convleted of murder ami only
yesterday was refused a new trial by
Judge Ilingbam, asked to be made a
member of the party.
A FKI-LOW PEEUMl.
Cross felt very much "broken up,"
and thought the time was coming when
he would meet with the same fate that
Hawkins would. He waa released from
his cell ami joined in the song service
and seemed to take much Interest in it.
A MIDNIGHT SCENE.
THK PLASHIKU I.AXTnKK Of A OUAHU
AWAKKSiS TKtt CAT.
As the hands of the eleek pointed at
18 M o'eioek tbe uncanny midnight
hour the death-waleh, Mr. Jones,
called attention to tbe fact that Hawkins
was slumbering quietly in cell No. a.
lie was Miorlng at the time. This was
evident, as the sounds could be beard
In tbe rotunda. At this time a uad
on his nightly rounds Hashed bis lan
tern in the different cells, and happened
to disturb tbe quietness of three eats
that were slumbering in an arm chair
near the grating. Whether front intul
tlon or not they froikkeu around for a
white, and peeped between the bats in
which the condemned man was quietly
passing his last few hours away.
These three cats, two black and on
a Maltese, evidently diseoveted that
sotnetblng of an unusual nature waa
happening. Attn bed to tbe neck of
one of tbe cats waa
a uvuba nuumx
not wore than a half haeb fa width
which atuactod tbe aHnntrton ot the
" 7 n'm jg puenibie," aaM be, "tbjst
u ceaslnisfaB nsttjafissr"
At tSUI Mm fn Vf ujaUkul ta IsOMft
feist njnek us tins fsjafan ajHi etnMiilinil It
doanhr Ht wilbjasil sVMAsnAnjT agyr
thing at a iiMgnciwaj lsajuw
HVtl ICKKS HAWKUH aSKl' o
After fa the eVnhae eael
at tbe end of tbe fttcrUhw, wbswn tb
kinging service was bekl, HawkiM bid
a private talk with his Christian ad
visers aa to tbe propriety of making
statement on y nigold A statement
bad been prepared and com
stilted, but nt this time it
wa deemed advisable not to make any
diptay on tbe scajlold beyond a tew
words. General Crocker, who was
Lonsuhed, adviaed that as little a posai
bk be aid. and bcyeud that be would
consider an stateamnt from Hawkins
unreasonable As to this pruuuaitiou
' the Revexeuda KjUtu Howard and
I Jackson cutuchfad. but thought thai
I the prisoner ought to haw tbe prlvi
( lege of makins any reaauaable state
nieut upoti the tenfold. Hawkins
rathe iuaisted upcui beiu gteu the
who had tbe control ot I - i m. tud re
tuaed tu gkve him Ue trial, but aiUt
si u-i argument be agteed to say oaJy a
V'.uui 1'j.c tuue of waking -, U toe
finish he mslntlHl the same nwcon
cern. About 11 o'clock those lioMlrw tlck
eta of admission to tlt e.tecntlort legan
to MMigregulo In front of Hie Jsll, tmt
they were not admitted until lt:8tt
o'clock, when they wslksd np to tft
CBite In thorolBmls, gnetl at the cell In
which Hawkins was supposed lo b
ond formed In line for entrance to tbe
corridor where tho scaffold was lncxlexl.
nmniKo tub dbatw wAnntxT.
Shortly before 18 o'clock Deputy
Warden Hues went to the cell and rew
the death warrant. Hawkins aeceptsjd
It as a mere matter of form and smiled
at Mr. Iluss as he was reading over the
lines. The line was then formed.
tub MAnrit to lmiTii.
As the solemn procession came across
the rotunda ltev. Dr. Itoberts raised his
voice In song, and the words of Hie
hymn, "Safe In the Atmsof Jtn."
Hawkins' voice was hardly Atultble, but
he walked firmly, supported by the two
ministers, who had comforted his last
When he en mo In sight of the scaf
fold he did not Hindi, hilt gave ono
glance nt It. and throughout the re
mainder of the Journey to death Ids
eyes wore partially closed nnd flveti on
' Deputy Warden Hum and Guard Cole
man mounted the gnllow's stops first,
but Dr. Itoberts stepped aside and tho
condemned man walked firmly, nnd to
the marching music of tho song, up tho
stops. Just as the noonday whlstlo was
blowing hoBtoodtipon thodrop, through
which ho was to fall to eternity, nnd
calmly cared about him.
THE FIX VI. SCENE.
At the conclusion of the hymn Dr.
Hownrd offered nn effective nnd touch
ing prayer und seemed to be more
moved than the man Whoso minutes
wcic numbered. Said lie: "Holy
Eternal God. Wo have come nt this
solemn moment to ask you, on behalf of
this poor sinner, to nccopt him for tho
faith which hu has confessed and
owned. And now, that ho Is ready to
meet his fate, wc pray Thee to receive
him. Unto Thy hands wo commit Ids
spirit nnd wc prayThco to accept It
for Jesus' sake. Amon."
As tho solemn "Amen" fell from the
ministerial lips the condemned man un
oaslly shifted his feot nnd looked down
at the foot of tho scaffold.
"Sing." said ltev. Mr. Itoberts. nnd
In obcdlonce to tho command Hawkins
began the beautiful hrmn,
In Thy Cleft. O, ltoek or Ages.
While ho was singing Ilobert Strong,
the vctornn hangman, was rapldlv
pinioning hU legs and he had the Job
completed and stood Idly twirling tlie
black cap In his hands, while Hawkins
finished tho second verso.
As bo concluded heolevated his voice,
so that It could be heard in all parts of
tho corridor, nnd aald:
I bid you all Rood-bye. I'm going to a
bspp Itome, ami I want you all to meet
roe tbere. Gixl bless you all. tlod bless
the man who I piittlur Hit thine: areuwl
.my neck, (in! bless litm. (iod Utat every-
It waa the last words he ever uttered,
for Strong quickly pulled the black
muslin cap over his head. There was
a painful suspenso for a moment while
the hooded figure stood orect, and then
a clicking sound, and a moment later
the body of Hawkins shot through the
open trap ami the expiation for his
murderous deed was completed.
The drop rell at 12 Ol o'clock, and
there were but few convulsive shudders
ami a slight shivering of the feet, due
to the muscular relaxation. Tlie hotly
was lowered three minutes latter, awl
Drs. McWilllams and Ileatty ami a
corpa of volunteer physicians stood
about counting the heart beats and the
pulses. At 12.38 life waa pronounced
extinct, ami a few minutes afterwards
the body was lowered Into the colli n.
The neck was broken so that death
must have been instantaneous. The
features were not at all distorted and
iweaented a natural appearance.
The hotly was subsequently removed
by Undertaker Wright and taken tu
Nn. 14 Penton Ilaee, from where the
funeral will take place to-morrow. The
interment wilt be at Gmentand Ceme
tery. THE SCAFFOLD.
OsCE A OlILLOTIfcH WHO WEST TO
KTKKKITY MOH IT.
The seeffofcl on which llenjawin
Hawkins met bis death U the same old
oaken structure of destruction on which
Guiteau and several other murderers
paid the eslrease penalty of the law.
It was originally built for the execu
tion of Jantee Peyton, the colored wan
who murdered James Day on June "Jo,
1HV. Ills sentence, however, was
afterwards eowniuled to life in
yiisonmeat. It was 'tirst put
in actual use for Use y edition
of James Madison stone, ami acted aa a
guillotine in lieranrtatlai" that Indi
vidual. This hanging took place In a
yard that had been sewnnrrtiy con
structed outline the iail structure.
The lent tisne the scat-old
was beougkt into use was for the exeeu
tie of Ciuuiee Coihert, the murierer
el iWllin WanUei, last yen The
inWesksKastsUl sQHastsLeW WAS gftjjgUaMl tan klfftg
ssPsgflBP nst "aw swJPs awp
and naeaentcd dienry anyearanve.
K WAS KSUAsVUII 1KB STSUaM s
TSUI W4MS4X Uf THK iaaK.
Hitjasni liavkias wt horn in
Prince Oeutg Cmtjr Myil, In
w 1 rpssjp anssv gajasi w sspp ss
Uenry Sawkina- Ua teurea in a fnna
tty of njsj ond wis rajnad hy a
iteaaotiset. When thirtea years
ol fe he left hie konae in
in MnryUnd to nuke inavyiu
the vottl Urn ctssjc to VajOdagton,
hes he had a nwhawol selauves,
; but had eawrgy eauugk to struggle and
ilentnaimle mat he van a svnnssar For
snssssnnnF vnp nw rs spsipninpefsfsa
a hHm he sold ncwapaatta on the
streets, and nt iatervais nanw tosjiu. e
1 tra moAcy hy aadsdsts htoona
I i INOt.TSUtLS U4X.
He 4b a uaan of iWitUJiTtotw kuvtuU.
and u to the liiue me "aamitVi' the
uaKitonnAe crime -i 'Irfinja avemu
?iu tottiUui, uvtWnteni, For nlac
i years he drove a wagpn fui- Joauaua
Biuthers, the coal dealer. Mr. John
k-oktd upon hiui a being lywcet aud
uliabk. and ha vUitted huu. la Uu; jiil
a aiuuhei ui. tuiiee since he hju bcuu
1 It i ilmun-d that the ajeaAu 'a
vthuse av.uuat the ..ruMc com
I uiitlmid, hut wisM leal er t":y.
, was the divurced wile of John T...
1 hut dscte U no Wal veatimaay t c
His RELIGIOUS COJTDrOT,
HAWK! W hBClltm.T HWKWrBTJ
HIS FAtontTF, HTM ST.
Rev. John Itotettg ot St. John's
Rnptlst Chnfch, amlW. J. Howard,
pMtor of tlte Won Itapiiet Church, who
have len the Christian mlvfeen anil
Anient friends of the condemned man,
Imve been at the Jnll constantly for the
past twenty-four liotirs. On Febmary
10 llenjamlh Hawkins was rtmmtett
to the Protestant faith ami has since
that time bent
A FAITMrtt. niacin.:.
On Pnmbjrs for three weeks or noti'
there have been meetings at the Jnll, In
which the members of the congrega
tions of both churches hnve joined.
Hawkins to etpeetnUr fond of tinging,
his fnvorlle hrmn bwng "The Faraway
Home of thoBottl,"
HISTORY OF THE CRIME.
sTAiinKn iinPKvirn to drath with a
About one year ae;o Ren Hawkins be
came Jealous of the attention his wife
was receiving from a f outh Washing
ton colored man named Soloman, who
Is well known in that section. On the
night that tho tragedy occurred Hawkins
discovered his wife, Cora, In n house
on Virginia avQnuc in company with
this man, whom he claims was respon
sible for his domestic Infelicity. He
had been suspicious that Cora was un
faithful to hint for some time, but being
n man of easy temper ho put tip with
slieht Indiscretions, and Mined to main
tain peace and quietness In the family
This pnrtlcular night there was mutto
and dancing In the house In quostlon
and It was only
AX rXCAM.BD VOK fRKt"
through the hnltoloscd blinds that
aroused the green-eyed monstor nnd
culminated In the commission of the
crime und the execution of the mur
derer to day.
Hawkins allied his wife out nnd nc
cured her of being untrue to htm, nnd
she quietly acquiesced to walking with
him a few blocks to explain the circum
stances. Witnesses saw them leave tho
house together, nnd within a quarter of
nn hour afterwards his wife was found
dead In the gutter.
THK 11KATH wot xn.
There was an ugly gash In tho breast,
Indicted by n knife, and a post-mortem
examination developed that death oc
curred from this cause. Afterwards
this knife with which the death wound
was ujjllcted was found on nn unfre
quented patch ot ground on the Ililtl
more and I'olomac Railroad track, and
traced to the ownership of Hawkins.
The grnisd Jury Indicted him for
murder, although a desperate effort was
made to have the concluilon drawn that
the unfaithful wife hail committed
suicide. After spending months In
Jail he was tiled and sentenced to be
KyrOHT TO SVVE II i w.
On accouot of Judge Rradley'a Illness
there was some dolay In reaching the
Court In General Term, where the case
had been brought on exceptions. This I
court finally 'passed upon the case,
amrming tue decision oi tue lower
court. That decision was reached only
a few days before the time set for the
execution, and to give him time to tire
pare for the hereafter the President
granted a further respite until Thurs
day, May 2jU.
A BLOODY AFFAIR.
IilnBuUeil Slen niuke n I'urloua AlUck
an a cro' Hume,
Kkw. Yohk, May 90. A speeial from
Augusta, Oh., to tbe llntUl says:
A small bend of disguised white men
went to tbe home of Ilentiy Davis (col
ored) at Soring Place on Tuesday night
for the purpose, It la supposed, or whip
ping Davis' daughter, who had a few
days before had a difficulty with a white
girl. At tbe first alarm Davis fired two
shots from a shot gun ami then emptied
his revolver into the crowd.
Ily this time they bail surrounded tbe
bouse, and were making their way into
the door. Davis resorted to his axe, and
began to defend himself frost the on
slaughts of the mob. Davis says he is
confident that he killed one of tbe white
men by splitting his head with the axe,
and that be seriously wounded two
others. Daylight showed that a bloody
battle bad been fought. Bloodstains
were found and traits of blood were
seea leading along the road in two di
rections from the house. Davis was
found in the nebli near hy, where he
bad hew left for deed. He was shot in
the back by one of the mob who, he
says, chased him and shot him as he
ran. The physicians say he cannot re
cover. It h said that some of the
parties in the mob are known, and that
they will be punished for their unlaw
ful attack uctfM Davis.
iiudouTS er auiama,
Tlte Siitto 0ateBMi AmamMai and
Will Matte Tv.MMMr.
MoxTtMMtautY, At-.. Kay . -The
Tsaainm-allr Stale Coaveatioa re-assem-
f bled at W o'clock lait morning and at
(men nKrjBsTfSMSu ttstsss p. as. . swan
the report f iota the uwualttee oa credon-
Tsstse ace thane contest rate before
that ratumrttos and only one has yet
been decftsted. These k a cloud of
witnesses ye to he examined and the
""Tffltir will Mobabiy be unable to
sesHBet hstfofs laMttsiiag. Thst
ttoa wtu mmaalriT not eSect neri
oreanUanoa and get ready for ballot
ing hefoce to-naocfosr.
-estr kw' ttabi vtma,
Oksvsb. C, May 3. A reoott
ksjkjB MgUSlhttdL ktM CNHL llMnVCtftal tJlA
WomdM&i&v rick tlfiinV kM bmVba AMiiW
in flwtroad sain, waive la owned
hy ea intor Tom Bosjwa. Ore ha
beea takao faota the ansae ttwough
which runs a vein of gold aa inch
thick. Tea days ago packs van
i ' -- hli h rint ftaw ha beea
! likea. IV U ceealad tha
greats ecatnt b the sourtara
IHutflf sfcc State.
JasMnsAnmmA fanff CklBhWglsWKe
Sir. Pwtkksmik, May u. Tan
Muasiaa jsMtfuak tttacredtl the rtuaor of
a n MfcrwsViunw i aetweea BnatJi and
Geiaaaay- IVj dsxlaje thai cioaar in-
IgdMiM assHnm HgWgdmii.V UB tsasUasMJasHMnW
duriag tht I .Ulinii et the Autrter-
. vaJsH CKOUrAMt
i II W
ROBERT E. LEE.
Vininia's Great aui Stainless
Amidst the Thunder of
Throats and Cannon.
HISTOBIC RICHMOND IN GALA DRESS
Colors of the Confederacy Blended
With the Stars and Strips.
COLONEL ANDERSON'S ORATION.
An Eloquent Panegyrie of the Great
Soldier Fllz Hugh Lee the Chief.
Marshal of the Day.
IticiiMOXi). Va., May 20. With
blare of trumpet, boat of drum and tho
booming of cannon tho monument to
(loncrsl ltobort IS. Leo, erected by the
Indies of tho South, was unveiled to
day In the prosoncc ot n groat multitude
of people. The cnrllor trains from
North nnd Fouth brought many acces
slons to tho enormous crowd which
filled tho city last night. The military
companies were mot nl the depoU by
members of the looal military commit
tee nnd escorted to the great exposition
building, where most of the cltlsen
soldiery were quartered. As the later
trains arrived, however, the newcomers
were escorted or directed to the place
ot assemblage where gathering thou
sands were already preparing for the
day's parade. The streets of the city
bad boon decorated very elaborately and
tastefully for tbe occasion. From all
the business building were swung
streamers in which the
COI.OB8 Or TIlKtONPNDKHVCT Ht.KHDBU
WITH TIIK XATIK.VW. KM1II.KM.
Tho State colors of Maryland nud
Virginia were liberally displayed. On
many buildings portraits of tbe leaders
of the lost cause, wreathed In laurel,
were prominently displayed. Oa some
of the buildings were hung battle Hags,
tattered and worn, and as the veterans
passed beneath them on their way to
the plaee of assemblage they broke
forth Into hearty cheers.
The gathering of the uillitU began at
an early hour In preparation for the
parade. The head or the prooasalon
formed on 15 road street, facing north,
the left resting on Adams street. First
eatue a squad of mounted police, than
the Stonewall band, ami following was
CHI8t MJtMUAL. CX OOVEKKOH KIT
HI OH I.KC,
wearing a broad yellow sash as his
badge of orhee, nis ehlefof staff, Gen
eral John It. Cooke, wearing a white
sash, and the Chief Marshal's aides,
among whom were Senator Date of
Tennessee. Senator Colquitt of Georgia.
Senator Hampton of South Carolina.
Senator Hansom of North Carolina,
Colonel liasil W. Duke of Kentucky,
General EfHM Ilunton of Virginia, ex
Qoternor Scales of North Carolina
General Joe Wheeler of Alabama, and
many other distinguished southern sol
diers. Following the marshals were the car
ilages containing the invited guests la
charge of Captain A. tV. Garber. the
veteran cavalry under command ot Gen
eral Wade Hampton, and tbe Farmers'
Oa the other aide of Hroad street.
under command of General Heth, were
CTKiUs's OF aOTU IsMOLlKs,
fallowed by the Society of the Arm?
and Kavy in Maryland, the Frederick
County, Mao'btM, vntawani. and list
veterans of the Diatrkt of ColuaaMa,
Heyoad them and oa the aide streets
were formed the other military and civil
organisation which were to follow la
the parade. Among tacm was vat
erene ftosn Luuhdaau and Virginia and
others of the aswamwa Mates, militia
companies from evety State In the South.
atudcata from the universities of Vir
ginia. Catholic uaioa societies, the city
Fine Departsuent of Rkhmoad aad ate
mea faone Kewoernc. N. C. Kooa was
tk hour iUod for the procaaaioa to
Long before that time moat of the
militia com pansys and civil loctetiaa
had formed in the plates aflamtd to
Usem.aad tk chief marasW'a Mtt
galloniag hackwajsl aad inrwasd
Mugiag to htsdumrten sjasna of tkw
forsuntioa. It was aaariy IfAnwaaa
woad was brought to GLeagsai Lea that
rAuia. wa uuJMf n s a.
Tviraiag to bis marshals h gave tJha
riiiiimainif to nsove aaai tftsv Itow of tita
ptoceoton moved down Hcead street.
As the Veteran Clr nasaed the
Toluaiecr Uoope lafaatry, artillery
and cajraity feB iato Baa hahiad thota.
it 'Ho wed by the Furmara' AlUaace.
Tk aknte tmoi were arraapst ia tha
cLf.j ai ti-rfsilnn of thif sksushactt
States, fttmth CaroMna beiag io the hind
aad Virginia bringing up ia uV rear
Eaeb of the State coatlagcats carried
a djfJ&active baaaer. Tfieae bejaaets
were f uraiakwd by the local coanmitM-,
and thaw sat ved tor the htontim'seinn of
tack State Jaieaatiin Of far more ia
temm to that tarosig that ftlfed the
atieets aad tookai down uuoa Dae mo
cessloa feog wtadowi and sjaetomt
aMAMU. likA.Kiits-U va riii.
tart ud ty the veu-tacs Waiu
haJdViuara aad naij thteu from
ft lhwtsatn.1 ihrcala gncMI thwit us they
The students of WnsMngtmi-Te I'nl
terrfty esrrfed a liawdsotne rmtiwer,
bearing the combined eont-of-afitrc of
ihe families of Washington and !.,
Rseh student wore the mrlrenitty cap of
white ami bine, ami carried a cam with
white ami blue streamers. Tbe fac-ntly
of the university. Including the presi
dent. General O. W. C I,ee. ami How.
ltamlotph Trtcker, rwle among the Irt
The stmlents of William ami Mary
College carried a standard that was a
flag or Virginia when she was a IWtlah
colony. Tlte snrrlrlng members of the
milet corps who took part In tbe battle
at Arw Market parried the banner
around which titty rallied In that
memorable right. I
AllhelietHl of the procession rode '
ex Gorcrnor I,er, mottnteil on a spirited I
Irnn-fray horse. In the first carrtane
were Governor McKlnney, Oohrnel i
Atcher Amlerson, tbe orator ot the day:
General Jubal A. Itrly ami General i
Jotenb K Johnston. In some nf the
other carriages were Captain It 11 le,
General W7 II V. I,ee, Miss Mil
tlrwl Lee, Miss Mary I,ee, Governor
II. II. Walker of Morrlstown, N. .?..
Senators Itutler, Harbour, Daniel,
Kctinttand Pasco, Governors Fowleof
Noith Carolina, Fleming of Florida,
ItlchanlMin of South Cnrollnn. the wife
nnd sons of General W. II. F. Lee.
Captain Dan I.co, wife and rlilldren. As
Fleming of West Virginia, Senator
ltoagan of Texas, ex-Foatmaster-Gcn-eral
of the Confederacy, and Genoml
tho lending carriage passed down Hroad
street It was
OIIKKTEl) WITH U IMl DKMONSTItATloSS
by tho onotmous crowd. Fair hands
tiling rosea from the windows, banners
wcie torn from tlio fronts of buildings
and tossed high Into the nlr, nnd ns the
band struck up tho famlllaralr. "Dixie,"
gray heads bowed low and soft tours
coursed down furrowed cheeks.
The passage of tho processional
column through the principal streets nt
tho city was a continued ovation. Its
progress was much Impeded by the
crowd that filled the streets, nnd It was
nearly 2 o'clock whon tbo monument
was reached. An onormous crowd was
In waiting there. A large stand erected
In front of the monument had been re
served for the
the orator of the day ami ladles. It
was well filled when the procession ar
rived, ami the grand marshal dis
mounted and offered bis arm to General
Johnston to escort him to the seat re
served for him. When Governor Mc
Klnney, Colonel Anderson and tho other
dlsttnauudied guests and officers of the
occasion bad taken positions on the
front of the stand, tho procession
parsed in review Wore them, the vet
eran Infantrv leading and the veteran
cavalry and volunteer infantry brlntr
Ing up the rear.
Tbe infantry organisation were
massed as rapidly as itosalbie In front
of the grand stand, the mounted vet
erans on the left near the monument.
The artillery took position In line wet
of the Infantry ami fnelBg the statue.
The volunteer cavalry formed facing
the grand stand.
Tlie arrangement of the mass of peo
ple occupied fully a half hour. When
the ornnlatlon was complete, ami
something: like unlet could be had. Gov
ernor McKlnney, as president of the Lee
Monument Assot latlon, arose and called
tbe assemblage to order. After a brief
Invocation by ltev. Charles Mlanlgerode
of the Kpiscopal Church, Governor Mc
Klnney Introduced General Ktrly as
chairman of the meeting. He was
greeted with prolonged applause and
cheering. Taking tbe gavel from Gov
ernor McKlnney's hand General Karly
announced. In a few well chosen words,
the orator of the occasion, Colonel
COLON KJ. JtaUEHSOX's OKATIOS.
Colonel Archer Anderson's oration,
an elaborate panegyric, eloquently de
livered, was a comprehensive analysis
and brilliant portrayal of tbe character
ami career of tbe famous Confederate
General. It delineated his social,
moral and intellectual traits, bis mili
tary achievements and hU life work,
which, in tbe opinion of tbe orator,
amply Justined lavish admiration of the
great man, who, in tbe union of mili
tary greatness, with the noblest public
and private virtue, presented that rare
greatness which man may most honor
in their fallow man. Vlrgtsua had pro
duced two such stainless captains. The
fame ot Use
had been consecrated by a century of
universal reverence aad the growth of
mioses! empire, the faiae of the other
Get-eral Lee not yet a generation
old, aad woa in a cause which was lost,
was already esmUisaad upon a niaaa
cle etiual to that of Watsdactoa. Vir
giata s moausneal to George Washing
ton had found U oaly Bttlag com pie
meat aad cosanaaioa ia tho niosMinsaat
to, Lee, unveiled to-day. Following the
faEAKsUl IE' LATE LI t,
when the greater eiemants of the Con
federate cssWftaia's character appeared,
Colonel Anderson spoke of ass noble
uena-n. his grace, his social charm, his
pore life, "of taat inborn dignity which,
with a look, could check faiuiaariiy or
convey rebuke, of that manly beauty
and commanding premwee, atted alike
to ia child or laakisu, and to awaken
ia the sternest soldier aa eipectattoa
sad assurance of pie-eminence sad dis
tlntlioa." General Lee, Use orator
ftLAUt a KM I
which the South had inherited aad
mua ha loft to mitigate aad, if possible,
extirpate by wise aad gradual maajiiniw.
aad, whs obliged to make his efcafcn
aad take sides u the irtefsWMsiaie aoa
rlict, aa more painful struggle ever tons
with the most anient losw of IteVste.
a paramount toyatty to his native State,
when the time ram, ia daisnrs of mw
hnsnaf of amhsjioa for Uk com
mand of the I sdtU Stats Army was
vffvrvd him he determined thai duty
bade him side with
Ul ULI.OV El) LSilM .
He ifM dosra his i ftaiiwlasiirsi aad
sohtwaly tk.iaatd his puna aever to
draw hn sword save in behalf of his
Following the vicissitude of Law's
SeaerMahn ia the U. war, faosje tk
Tjt'"ffiifg down to the cad, whoa "tha
surrender of the frafiucul of the arsujr
uf Koctjheru Virgiui closed tk hjaMW
iaaabls ssKord of hi. mibsary Itts." taa
orassw echsbjaed ' What a catasjtfflmtha'
What a mvtriast ami, Mshaflte OJsfttsat'
Oa Vav oam able, cswtmita ans ssdNwag
urasws, as ms in 'wswiw w i
LiiBilBaHutf diaaaters. oa the ,
ttuer ahisvute ruin aad defeat-
a c.'t'WD uf thtrua fvr that peerless,
a u . wuli li UitUv w hi kajwu ou'y .
tin Ttefor's laurels' Ttttt the mg in
Imtty of the rontuemr. not Urn t hsn
im) rortltnde of the vanquished, shown
ont oh the solemn sceae, aim sof rawed Its
tragic outlines of fate ami doom. The
moderation ami gondem of the North
etn rsrorte, breathing the large ami gen
emus aft of the Western world, quickly
snd, though the North wss afterward
betrayed Into fanatical aad baleful ex
rets on more than ewe great subiect, nl
the fhsreet passions of a bloody civil war
were repMly extinguished."
"lt this monument, then," said
Colonel Anderson In his peroration
"teach to generations ret naborn thca
lessons of his life. Let it stand, not as
a record of civil strife, mit as a per
petual protest against whatever Is low
ami sordid In mtr private ami public
objects. It It stand as a memorial of
personal honor, that never brooked a
slain. of knightly valor without thought
ol self: of far reaching military genlm
l SOIMtll BY MntTtOX;
of heroic constancy, from which no
cloud of misfortune could ever hide the
path of duty.
"Let It stand for proof or censure. If
our people shall ever sink below the
standant of their fathers. Let It stand
for patriotic hope and cheer. If a day of
national gloom And disaster shall ever
dawn upon our country. Iet It stand
as the embodiment ot a braxe and vir
tuous people's Ideal leader'
"Let It stand as a great pnbltc art of
thanksglvlne and praise for that It
pleased Almighty God to bestow upon
these Southern States a man so formed
as to reflect Ills attributes of power,
majesty and goodness."
F.very jtolnt In Colonel Anderson'
address wasgieetetl with warmanplau,
nnd several times he was obliged to sus
pend his remarks while the crowd
cheered ngnln nnd neslu. At the con
clusion of his address n wave of ap
plauro swept over the crowd nnd rippled
out again nnd again until lmmls were
tired nnd throats were hoarse. When
In a measure silence bail been restored
ttKS. .IWr.ni E. JOHNSON
ntoso from his sent behind the orator's
stand and, leaving the platform, wslkM
toward the monument. On either sldr
walked a veteran ex Confederate from
tho Soldiers' Home .Tos. Marion White
ami J. .1. O'Nell. His procress wat
fn-eted with continuous cheering,
teaching tho foot of the monument, he
took In his hand the eml of the ionz
rope which held the great while veR
about the statue. A gentle pressure,
and the veil patted, and, falling on
cither side, disclosed the
BKAlTIKtl. OtTI.IXKS t THK TVT1 E.
As they came Into view a shout went
up from tbe assemblage In volume o
gresttbst It almost drowned the boom
of the cannon. In a minute tlte wholo
assemblage had broken from the ranks
and ws Hocking shout the base ot the
anything Into tbe nlr The crowd on
the nlntform responded with cheers ami
waving of haadsercMafs and aasjs. It
was a roast ttma bnioiw tha crowd
quisled down sad asTarssi Osswernav MV
Kinney ami tbe other dlstlnanisbctt pen
pie on the platform an opportunity to
regain their seats In the carriages which
were to bear them hack to the city.
LIVES IN DAXGEW,
(O.UUEs KILLED WITH VIMTOU UtsfC
INTO A STINDIHU LOCUMOTtlK.
Hiuiuosn, Va.. Msy 9U. An acl
dent occurred yesterday on the Peters
burg ltallroad bridge over the Jentp
River, which threatened the lives of
seversl hundred persons, aad crested
the wildest excitement for a time A
train of fourteen conches, til led with
visitors to the Lee unveiling ceremonies,
in some way got beyond the control of
tbe air brakes and crashed Into a low
motive standing oa the bridge- The
engineer ot the standing englsw. W. B
Lowry. was badly scalded by atcaptng
steam, and had his leg broken HU
Injuries may prove fatal. .No one else
A SKXSATIOXAL IXtiOLM
SXlt. EAK1Y EEsESTe SEUtl UlsTlkW
VOK OEM. LOaUsTKEET.
Xew Yosuc. May Ht.X special to
tha I'm from rttekaumd says that Gen
era! Juhal X ISatir, wails aagaged lu
a hot discussion of war issues at the Kx
ckaaae yestetday afternooa, was i
poached by a stranger whoslappol
him oa the shoulder aad remarked
"My dear General Longstreet, how J
you do? "
aiy astoaisbad bis visitor b ex
chdmlog savagely - "I waat nothing t.
do with a man who miatakos me for
such a damned rascal as James L n
A friend of tha latter who was si and
tag by dowiandad a retraction. Etrlr
refused, whareuaoa Iiaastreet's fneu.l
made a luage for Early, but the latter
was pK4ected by friends laag eau u-U
to escspe. Tha Incidsml has caused
SOMK FITHY INCIDKSTo
OKUsU-E WiillM-1 v U tun "st tltf
sau aaa" .Ei uust.n' ekm-.
Kuastuxu, A a., May Soma uj
climbed up the statue of George Wads
iagtoa. la tha State House grouad.
this morning, and Mtt Coafederstc
sags ia the haads of Use tguse. vy
eral protests have faasm aatwwd agslut
teavuw tha dags thane, hut tha authn
tties refused to taka ttmsa down autl at
aooa tsvejr un atfll that.
Several other evidences of intense
tceliagan risible, bututdy 1st spot.
TimXctuiug butt has Robert V.
Law. ajamiica's gswstast maa." over u-,
la a sasweh asada at tha wutuuu i
F'kett'sC'asa. CaaJedarnte Vetero.
last nifh. Gentwsl Eosacr said if I J
imd kaowa what Use hurrars of tuoi
sUutioa sjKiald he, he would svx he
stnAgsramlsSsmsai nt A ItsTsfTsV ut" v
y sue ta isesss',s ttssU
LiM.iu-t.x-L, May . Fira started ia
the bold of tho fVrwrtfj ltuidir
he waa ljiag at hat dock yesui ,
aad burned lot svea hours. 1 a.
cumoartaaeatk to whka that name. '
coanaed wet tmowugaly ioudeJ '
tore the are could be tatiagaisU. i
Tha dsanaa to the cargo was h.i ... .
but tha vessel was uatoiused-
Vattaaa ei itasssastaa asataass
Via.v, May . Htn strtaiajf
aniaers at F4ha. aVtsJa. n wt i.-n
hag to work, owing to she faUuic t
tot 'ht Dtut n; W4 I ill
j j ',' -, III i ,'uChtr, vsU t.