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The old ninn nils In his cnsy chair,
Willi wrinkled lirow mitt sllvor
His mind I bright, his heart Usnjri
Ho lends THi: ClllTtt! every rtny,
THE WASHINGTON CRITIC
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21ST YEAR-N0' G,18i.
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 10, 1889.
PltrOE TrO CENTS
THE GALLOWS' SHADOW.
THE LAST DAY ON EARTH OF NEL
The Murderer or l'hllfp Wcntrel
""n"'' Young Bton Against Strong
Drink I'ho I'rcpnrntlons lor tho
Tho last Bound Hint Nelson Colbert will
hear to-morrow will ho the muffled tlninip
that tho trnn-tloor In tlio floor of tho Acnr
fold makes as It flics hack muter his weight
ntul ho drops through tho trap to eternity.
This nttcrnoon ho hoard that samo noise
when the' tested tlio scalTold with n bag
of sand. Tho dull thud echoed faintly
ncioss tho rotunda to tho corridor In
which Colbert Is confined, n ghastly re
minder of hi- fato, lint Colbert didn't
hear It, or. If ho did, ho didn't knowwhnt
It was. Every slight noise echoes through
the lofty rotunda of tho prison and Is mag
nllled to twlco Its natural volume.
The thump was iiiuflled, becauso the
placo it hero tho heavy trap strikes against
n beam when It swings downward! mirier
the weight of tho man on It Is covered with
n Mi: pillow of heavy cloth to deaden tho
Hound as much as possible. Colbert seems
In better spirits than cer before sluco ho
fchol tho old whlte-holrcd man In tho cor
htobles months ago. Ho has given up all
hope and thinks only of tho near approach
of the tlmo when ho will bo hurled before
"1 wants to say lo every young man, on
I wants you to say to every joimg man for
iile, let strong drink alone. I got Into this
troublo when I was In liquor, an' It Is to tho
death'. Havo nothln' to do with bad com
pany. Shun them and turn to (lod. Roto
church; listen to tho voice or (lod; trust In
lllmnnd He will trust In jou. All this
tiuuhlocamcon mo because of drinking,
au' I ndvlacs ovcrybody not to touch or
taste of It. My only hope now Is God. I
am feeling very well an' my health Is good.
1 hey have all been very kind to me here,
nu' Mr. Itobcrts an' Sir. Wells his spiritual
advisers havo dono everj thing thoy could
for inc. I am roady to dlo an' go to
Heaven. Good-bye, an' tell cvcrtiiody to
Atop drinking an' trust to GuiT before it Is
Colbert talked quietly, from tlmo, to tlmo
dumping Into n sort of sing-song Intona
tion, as If ho was preaching. After ho got
through ho pulled vigorously nt n short
briar plpo that had almost cone out while
he w as talking. Ho took alialf hour's ex
orcise up aud down In tho corridor In front
of his cell after breakfast this morning nud
talked to his old grandfather for a fow
minutes. While ho wus walking along the
corridor Deputy Warden ltuss cama lusldo
tho yngo that Incloses tho stairway nt tho
cud of tho corridor and said. ''Nelson, how
much do you weight" Tlio jail onicluls
nil call the youthful murderer by his
lint iinmo mid his qulctuess nud trncta
blllty linvo made them nil like hlui. With
thim ho Is probably tho most popular mur
derer tho Jail ever held. When Deputy
Warden ltuss asked Colbert how much ho
weighed ho nuswereds "Indeed I don't
know; nbout 140, I guess. Comowlth mo
nud I'll see how much it is," In tho most
conunoTiplaco sort of way. The door of
the cage was unlocked nud tho warden and
the murderer walked across the rotunda to
tho Kllehen, whero thcro h n small plat
form scale. Colbert stepped on it and
seemed interested In knowing what ho
weighed. In n comer of the kitchen thcro
was a barrel half full of clean
jsnnd aud a stout gumy sack.
If Colbert saw them even then ho didn't
know what It was hclug w clghcd for. The
nnd and tho gunny sack wero to form his
understudy for this afternoon's rohenrsal of
to-morrow's hanging. Deputy Warden
ltuss slid tho weight along tho brass beam
of the scalotlll It balanced and then ho
fcahli "Ono hundred and thirty-eight
pounds." Ho took Colbert hack to Ills cell
aud left him, and then went back to super
intend tho construction of thodiimmy mur
derer. The w ork was dono by two negroes
serving short scutences, who aro allowed to
do odd lobs about tho Jail and liko to get
out of their cells, oven if they do havo to
worl;. Ono of tlio negroes put tho gunny
ancle on the scalo and held Its mouth opou
while tho other shoveled sand Into It from
tho barrel. Tho Deputy Warden toll
them to put In enough sand to mako It
weigh 150 pounds, to bo on the safe side.
Tho Warden left tho helpers still shaking
dowu tho sand nud tjlm up tho end of tho
gunny sack, and went back into tho Jail
ofllce. Ever) tulug Incident to tho hanging
Is working with perfect smoothness, but
this morning thoro came nc.ir being n paux
pas. Colbert was out Into thecago at tho
end of tho cell corridor In which his cell
Is located, aud was talking through the
grating with his family and llev. J. W.
Well", ono of his spiritual advisers, and tho
two negroes picked up tho gunny sack of
sand and started to carry It through the
rotunda, past Colbert aud his friends to
tho scaffold, llut Deputy Warden ltuss
aw them In tlmo to turn them hack before
Colbert or any of his friends saw what was
going on. Thoy waited till Colbert went
back In his cell hefoio they carried
tho gunny sack to tho scalTold,
nud fio Colbert has never seen his
understudy for tho rehearsal. Thcro has
been much speculation among the Jail otll
clals about Colbeit's weight, tho guesses
ranging all tho way from 150 to 175 pounds.
Nobody thought ho was so light as ho was
found to be 133 pounds. Tho weight of n
iniudcicr (savory Important factor in tho
picpaiatlons tor u hanging. For tho pur
pose of seeing that even thing works
inootbl)', that tho ropo Is nil right aud that
the trap Is lu order, tho hanging Is gone
through with with a bag of sand of a llttl)
mole than tho muidcror's weight.
This test was niado this nftcruoou, nud
Colbert never know anything about It. Th
sunny .sack with Its 150 pounds of sand in
It was placed on the trap. Tho nooso w
slipped closely around tho looso end 'of th
sack -and tho ropo adjusted to let tho
dummy fall Just as far as Colbert will when
ho Is hung. Tho drdp for tho execution
will bo about four and n-half or live feet.
'I he dummy was placed on tho trap and the
tilgger which releases It sprung. The
gunny sack dropped straight down
tin' length of the ropo and then
spun around as It dangled at tho
cud of tho rope, Just as Colbert will, only
faster, as this test took much of tho twist
nut of tho ropo nud stretched It consider
ably. Tho test was very satisfactory nud
everything woikcd nicely. After letting
tho guuny-sack hang nt the cud of tho ropo
n little while It was raised up nud untied.
Iheu tho ropo w as taken don u aud carefully
examined for any Haws there might ha m
It. It was found all light
and then tho ropo was carefully colled up
nnd locked lu tho safo lu Iho Jail oflleo
where thcro was no danger of Its being
tampered with mid tho rehearsal was over.
All the murderer's family and his counsel
called on him to-day and bade him farowell,
Nobody will bo allowed to see him after to
day until ho Is hung save his spiritual ad
Niters. None of his fumllj will bo allowed
to see htm again. This is nccoidlug to the
inurdcrei's wishes, ns expressed
llnoitgh his npliituul ndvlseM yester
days. IIo seems to renlUo that In sea too
much of bis family's soruuv might unuervo
him and ho wishes to die calmly in tho lnvo
of (lod. Ills old grandfather was his II rot
Walter this morning and about half-pist
ten o'clock his father aud mother nnd throo
hlstcis, ranging fiom six or seven to
twenty yeais old, came. A wooden bench
tins pulled up close bcsldo tho gutting and
('albeit got down on his knees lusldo It
mid talked nud prayed with Ihcm for nu
Colbert's relatives aro almost number
less. Ilev. Mr. Wclls,,oiio of his spiritual
advisers, says that thcro aro nearly thirty
members of his Immediate family. A scorn
or so of them wero at tho Jail tills morning
to see him, but as ho did not wish to sou
nnjl oily but his father and mother and sis
tcie, they wero not allowed to gn fuither
Ihnu the Jull ofllee. They cilcd out loud,
npd when tho sound reached tho murdt'ict'
where ho was talking to his lamlly at ono
side of tho rotunda, ho displayed a ten
dency to break down, tho Hist time sluco
he was sentenced,
bile ho was talking through the crat
Vug to his family, his mother holdlug ouo
Lr Ills hnmlsand one of huMltters the other
his counsel called, They went Into tho Jail
parlor and Colbert was let out and walked
unattended across tho rotunda to tho par
lor. His father walked bcsldo him, anil tho
murderer rested his hand on his lather's
shoulder and urged him to bear
up. No member of tho Colbert
family, oicu the baby, seemed
less affected by to-morrow's portent than
tho murderer himself. Heroic Colbert
enmo out of the rago all his relatives who
were lu tho Jnll ofllce were put out nnd had
logonway without seeing him, To-night
I!ev. Dr. Ilobcrts nnd Itev. J. W. Wells
will spend tho night with him lu prnjer.
Tho preparations for thohauglngnro about
complete. Tho ropo and scnffnld linvo
been tested nnd Deputy Warden ltuss has
In his mind tho mini who wilt pull tho
trigger that releases tho drop tho real exe
cutioner. Who It Is will novcr bo known
but It will be ono of tho Jail olllclals. He
has not yet asked tho man to perform this
duty, but will to-day. Tho outside windows
In the corner of tho Jail in which tho scaf
fold stands havo been darkened with wldo
strips of black cloth. Tlio window of tho
cell in which tlio executioner will bo stn
tlontd Is closed by n closo-llttcd frnmo cur
tain In which two holes havo been cut. Ono
Is for tho ropo to pass through nnd tho
other for him to look through at tho man
on the scalTold who will glvohlmtho signal
to pull. Tho signal will bo u quick wavo
of n white handkerchief.
Tho dlstnnco tho murderer will drop will
bo about flvo feet. Tho rulo hangmen go
by Is ns follows: Let thotiooso hang nt the
height of tho man's ankles as ho stands on
tho trap. Then, when tho nooso Is placed
In position around his neck, tho slack will
hang In a loop about to his hips. The
height of tho man from his nuklcs to his
neck w ill bo (ho length of tho drop. When
the trap Is sprung tho man will drop
through until his head Is below tho lovel of
tho platform, ow lug to tho stretching of the
J.j log on tho scaffold aro two Brnnll,
stout boards. Theso aro to bo placed across
tho trap for the hangman to stand on ns he
adjusts tho rope, so as not to have too much
weight on tho trap. Tho ropo will be
creased, so that tho nooso will slip easily.
To-morrow morning It will bo placed In
position, from tho nooso It passes up
ward, through tho hole. In tho
beam nnd across to ono side, whero
It passes down nnd Is tied around two
heavy Iron hooks on one side of ouo of tho
upright posts that support tho cross-beam
nt tho top. To-morrow's will ho tho tenth
hanging on this scalTold. Elnco tho first It
has never been taken down. It was first
used to hang James Madison Wyntt Stone,
whoso head was cut o(T. "For that
hanging the scalTold was erected back
of 'tho jail. The death warrant In this
case read "In tlio Jail-yard." Tho Jail had
no ) nrd, and 60 n temporary ono had to ho
made by building a high board feiico at ouo
corner of tho Jail. Sluco then death-warrants
havo rend differently and permit tho
hangings being done Insldo the Jail walls.
The scallold was last used for Nnrdcllo.
GENERAL ANDERSON'S SUICIDE.
It ttns Committed while Out of Ills
The sulctdoof General Adnn Audersou,
at the Lafayetto Hotel lu Philadelphia
early estordav morning, was committed
undoubtedly during a temporary aberra
tion of mind. Tho General had been suf
fering with mountain fever, contracted sev
eral j cars ago whllo ho was performing his
duties ns chief engineer of tho Uulon Pa
cific, Hallway. Lattoilyho complained of
pains In his head nud ho resigned his posi
tion to becorao president of tho I'lro Aim in
Company, with hoadquartorsln tho Kvcrott
House, New York city. Ho brought his
wlfo and children l'.ust aud mado his home
In Sing Slug. He lemalucd lu New Yoik
all Iho week aud spent Sundays with his
Ou Sunday evening ho went to Philadel
phia on business, hating nu appointment
at tho I.afajcttc, Ho seemed to bo labor
ing under excitement. About midnight a
shot was heard from n toilet room. On
bursting In the door tho General was found
ou tho floor. A senrch of his effects re
vealed tho following written lu u memo
i nudum book:
"I feel n great buzzing lu my ears aud a
very peculiar feeling In my hoad, Can this
he brain fever!"
Tho suicide was slxty.two jcars old and
leaves n widow and several grown-up chil
dren. Ho was In moderate circumstances.
Ho apparently carried out his Idea with
determination, for ho carefully locked his
bed-room door ou tho third floor nud went
ouo story higher to do the shooting, Gen
eral Anderson during tho war was Hrovet
llrlgadlcr General of Engineers. Ho was
chief of the engineering corps which con
structcd tho Northern Pacific Railroad, and
was also v Ice-prcsldcnt of the road, until
his resignation two years ngo ho was vlco
president of tho Union Pacllle Railroad.
Ho had recently doctded to liccomo ono of
the directors of tho Seattlo Railroad of
General Anderson's remains aio expected
to nrrlvo hero at 7 o'clock this evening hy
rail, and to-morrow will bo taken to Oak
Hill Cemetery for Interment.
LATE DEPARTMENT NEWS.
Sccritniy Tracy will take n party of
filendstu Mount Vernon this evening on
tho Despatch. To-morrow Secretary Ulalno
will take the llrltlsh Minister, Sir Julian
l'aunccfotc,oun similar trip. ThoDcspatch
will also be used,
Tho President has directed Second Lieu
tenant Win, S. Scott of tho First Cavalry
to act as professor of military sclcuco at tho
Agricultural and Mechanical Col lego of
Texas at Collego Station fiom September (I.
Colonel Richard S. Dodge, of tho Elovcnth
Infantry has been detailed to visit tho camp
of tho North Carolina militia, near Wilming
ton, from tho 0th to the 18th of July,
Money for Lunacy Writs.
Comptroller Matthews has decided, In
reply to nn Inquiry lrom tho
District Commissioners, that, In view
of tho fact that tho appropriation
for "writs of lunacy" Is exhausted, all ex
penses attending tho execution of such
writs may bo paid from tho emergency ap
propriation under tho clause which nro-
ildes for "all other cases of cmergcncy.uot
othcrwlso proildod for."
Lieutenant William II, II. Soulhcrlaud,
to duty In tho Unrein of Navigation,
August 31, noxtj r.nslgu 8. 1 Cooper, fiom
tho llostou and ordered to iho Koarsurgo,
The oiders of llo.itswalu William A.
Cooper to tho Jamestown Jiavo been re
voked nud ho has been detached from tho
Constellation nud granted sick leave.
1'ow ling Creek, N. !. Trlrctt, vlco Jas.
II, Nichols, removed: Ganibcr, George W.
Fiizzell, ilco Nicholas Houson, removed;
Henderson, Alex. Duller, vlco 11. C. (loi
don, remoed; Huilock, 1C, J, Wiight, vice
II. A. Hurlock, lemovcdj Qiiecnstowu, C,
W, Kelly, lco It, II. llryau, removed,
1'ouith-C'lnsH J'oHtinnstcrs Uliniigod,
Smeo last Thursday First Assistant Post-iniistcr-Ocnoral
Clarksoii has mndo over
1,'JCO changes among tho fourth-class post
mnstiis. Counting eight hotus to tho day,
Unit Is at tho rato of u little over twenty-one
XVutt liniilll Hull ltulnstiiloil,
Tho Hcereliiry of tho Treasury to-dny re
instated John llutts of Missouri, n one
niiucd L'nlon soldier, who wus discharged
fiom Iho fmce of watchmen fuur years ago.
New Minuter (o Itilssln,
A State Depaitment olllclul Intimated
this afternoon that I'.dltor Shephaid, of
N( w York, might be made Minister to Rus
sia, lies. Mr. TntviKend Swoiu In,
Rev. Mr. Towusendot Indiana, tho now
colored Recorder of tho General Land
Olllce, was sworn In to-day,
lustlt'o Matthews' Successor,
Chic ico, May 10. A Washington dis
patch to tho 3 V ii a sat s that Attoruoy
(lencial W. II. Miller will probably bo ap
pointed Justice of tho Supiemo Court, vlco
Matthews, deceased, Secretary Noble to bo
come Attorney-General and Assistant Post-master-General
Clarksou to becomo Secre
tary of the luteilor.
L. O. HINE AND JOHN W. DOUQLAS9
Clnrk i:. Vnrr Mndo Minister to Don
mink, Kolnninii Itlrsch Minister to
Titrkeynnd John Jnrrctt iintl Thoiuns
II. Slicriiinn Mndo Consuls,
The President to-day appointed
John W. Douglass and I..1 (1. lllne, to bo
Commissioners of tho District of Columbia,
I.. (I. itlnc,
L. G. Nluo was bom ou tho I Ith of April,
Wljmra ago, lu Krlo County, Ohio. Ills
education ho received nt Norfolk Seminary
Ity, and ho stopped
going to school when
as 18 or 10 teirs
old and went to
Cleveland, Ohio. Iu
1842, When ho was but
IU years old, ho be
came the manager of
the Cleveland Com
tnerelat. Ho left tho
for tho law.and In 18."S
was admitted to the
bar and begun to prac
tice law utColdwntcr,
Michigan. At the
brcakuur out of the
war ho raised n company of soldiers and was
clcctedtolls coptalncy.fhls ho declined, and
August, lfeOl, ho enlisted lu the company's
ten Ico as n first lieutenant. It ISO J ho w as
Appointed Judgc-Advocato of the Army of
thu Southwest. In April, 1S03. ho resigned
this position and came here to Washington.
Soon after he becamo ono of tho law linn
of J-'ltch, lllno it Fox nnd was also later as
sociated In tho practlco of law with Gov
ernor Ford. Some two years ago ho retired
from tho nctlvo practlco of law. He had
been very successful at It and had amassed
a considerable fortuuo when ho retired.
Upon his retirement from tho legal profes
sion Mr, lllno becamo tlio president of a
local corporation of national Importance,
nud has sluco been devoting his attention
largely tolls Interests.
Mr. lllno has been a resident of Wash
ington sluco tho summer of 1SIU, aud was n
member or tho Hoard of Alderman In 1370.
Ho has not been much given lo olllco seek
ing though and devoted his entire attention,
until his retirement, to his highly remunera
tive law business. His candidature for the
District Commlssioncrshlp has been quiet
nnd for tho most part conducted by his
friends. Personally, Mr. lllno is a rather
largo man, with whtto hair, and the strong
features of his faco aro not concealed by
any whiskers. His manner Is quiet, and
thcro Is a kindly twlnklo In his unusually
bright eyes ns ho talks, and ho Is somewhat
given to nu occasional nuccdoto to Illustrate
what be Is saying.
J. W. Douglass.
John Wnlklnsou Douglass was born in
Philadelphia October So, 18'J7. Ten years
subsequently his parents removed to Krle,
Pa whero ho remained dutlnir hlsearlv
oiun aim mauuoou,
receiving .his educa
tion at the L'rlo Acad
emy. On tho comple
tion of his academic
course ho entered tho
law oflleo of tho lulo
Hon. James Thomp
son, Chief Justlco of
the Supremo Court of
whom ho pursued his
. .. ." r
icgni siuiiies uuiii no
was admitted to the
liar nt Erie In 18T.0.
ily diligence and per-
severnuco, s u p o rlor
natural nuuuies ami
ti roll nlptint- In t.tm
knowledco o( tlio law. ho at onco uttrncted
attention and' soon acquired au extensive
and lucrative practice. Ho was also active
In local and national politics, and In Sep
tember, 15(12, was appointed by President
Lincoln Collector of Internal llcvenuo for
tho Nineteenth District of Pennsylvania.
So thorough!) did ho apply himself to tho
prosecution of his work, ind such energy
and nblhty did ho display hi tho manage
ment of public affairs that he attracted the
attention of tbo authorities at Washington.
In April, lSU'J, ho was otTeied and ac
cepted tho position of First Deputy of In
tenia! Revenue under tho Hon. Columbus
Delano. In 1871, the oflleo of Commis
sioner becoming vacant, ho was appointed
Chief of tho Department, nnd so unanimous
was public sentiment lu favor of his promo
tion that thu Indorsement of tills act of the
President was general, regardless of poli
tics or locality. In this position Mr.
Douglass corrected abuses, introduced eco
nomical measures nud lessened tho number
of employes irom 8,000 to 3,000. In May,
1875, Mr. Douglass resigned this position
aud began tho practice of law- In tho Dis
trict before tho Supremo Court of tho
United States, District Courts and Court of
Claims, and ho has resided lu Washington
ever snco. While uot actively engaged in
politics during tho last ten years, Mr. Doug
lass has been a loyal Republican and Is still
Identified with tlio Republican party and Its
Interests. He Is now distinctively n Dis
trict man, all his Interests being here, nud
bo Is interested In all Improvements In the
OTHER APPOINTMENTS TO-DAY.
Tho President this afternoon announced
tho following appointments: Solomon
Hlisch of Oregon to be Knvoy Kxtraordl
nary nnd Minister liculpoteiitlaiy of thu
United States to Turkoy,
ClaikK. Curr of Illinois to bn Minister
Resident and CoiiBiil-Gcuernl of tlio United
States to Denmark.
Clurk K. Curr, tbo new Minister to Den
mark. Is it well-known platform speaker
of Illinois, and has for u number of years
boon postmaster nt (,'alesburir. Hols u brother
oi voionri t urr oi inearinv, ami is n iranii.
statiiro ns Hon. ltoswell (I. llorr of Jllehlsun.
Ho Is ouo of t ho bust-known men In the West
Henry W. Severance of California to bo
Cousul-Geneial of the United States at
John Jnrrctt, of Pcnns)lvanla to bo
Consul of tho United States at lllrmliig
ham, John Jnrrctt has iiehlovcd u world-wide
leputntlon as tho president of tho Amal
gamated lion-W'oikers' Association, nnd his
appointment ut Illrmlnitliam was uvrwI by
the leading manufacturers of tbo ICeystonu
Mute, lie lesldos at Pittsburg, nud during
the Into cunipnlun, with pen aud voice, ho
wus of front iissistaueo to the Republican
cause. It was .Mr. Joirctt whose efturts In
Illinois defented William II. Mtnilsun for
CiniKii'sa when that gentleman wns suc
ceeded by 1 :i 1 tin llakcr.i
Thomas II. Sherman of tho District of
Columbia to be Consul of the United States
Thomas II. Slierninn, Iho new Consul at
Liverpool, Is nt present private secietnry to
Secretary lllalno, hating served In that ca
pacity for n number of j ears, lie Is a native
of Mulun and has always been closely Identi
fied with thu Interests of the I'lmned Knlclit.
Dm lug tbo cumnulffii of 1X81 Mr, Sherman hud
enthoeliai'Kttof .Mr, Hliilnu'rieoirespomleiiee
nnd thus became well acquainted with pub
lic men throughout the toiuitry.J
'Scrub-women and liouso-cleuiieis weio In
possession of tho upper lloor of tho White
Houso today, but no discomfort wns too
great to bo endured by those who wished to
sco tho President, and they chccifiillt ac
quiesced lu being routed oil sofas nud easy
chalis and stood around, In danger of being
mopped up, without visible signs of dis
content, All tho matting mid oilcloth had
been reinovcd.and only bare floors were to
bosceu lu tho Executive olllees, sate tho
library, and, when tills liavcu was readied,
visitors seemed loath to depart.
Iiriiully about quarter before one o'clock
the President shut dowu on callers with n
view to devoting some of hlstlmu to pub
lie business that had accumulated on his
desk, Iho President's caller to-day wero
Secretary Noble, who was accompanied by
Judged. W, McCrary; Senators lllgglus,
lllodeett, Mandcrson nnd Hauls, Here
scntatUcs Wllbcr, Fuustou, llwurt.W lljon,
Ky., Dockcry, North C'aiollua, Posey
und Farquhar, Walkor lllalno,
Zacknry Tailor, John C, Dougherty aud
Stanley H, Itcll, Teuuessee, Indiana was
tlio beet represented State In tho Uulon, Its
v.t -";; jvVVvt
contingent comprising Rev. J. W. Ran
dolph, James M. Townsend, M.S. Rags
dale, C. V.. Marvin. J, II. Slmpsou, J, P..
llradcn, James It. Clsncy, Frank W,
Unifies, W. A. Pfaft and Dr. J. 11. West.
R. D. Locke, Stephen W. Parker ntul
Gcorgo V. Clark comprised n trio
of Georgians who called lo talk
oer tlio political situation lu their
State. Samuel C. l'.lllott and John L.
Wheat, Louisville, Ky,, and J. R. Miller
and. I. W. Tcmnletouof Chicago, Generals
Stcwait Van Vllct and James A, Akin
called to pay tl.clr respects. II. K. Thur
I cr, the New York merchant prlnco; J. M.
Lnchlan, A. II. Humphrey, secretary of tlio
Republican Leaguo of the United States;
James It. Wciistcr nnd John Palmer,
and A delegation of business men
from Albany, Paul C. Henry nud
W. II. Mnlonc, Ashcvlllc, N. C.i J. M.
Whitehall, Arkansas City, Ark., and u soli
tary Ohloan, John W, Chnpln of Columbus,
II. L. Pelouze. Richmond, and P. D. l.ce,
n Virginia attorney; Rev. 0. 1.ench nnd
Samuel Cole, on a short Islt from Lnglnnd,
ns their cauls state, also paid their respects
to the President.
THE VVORCnSTERTHnATRE BURNED
oik 'I'steii, Masi,, May lfi. The Wor
cester Tlicatro was discovered to bo on tiro
shortly after n o'clock this morning, nnd
was totally destro)cd. Tho fire apparently
started In Hie rear of tho building, on or
near tho stage. Rxploslons followed each
other In rapid succession nnd In n short
tlmo the loot and rear wall began to fall,
ThcllayStalo Hotel stands In closo prox
imity, nnd Its rear wall was blistered, and
was saved from catching only by tho
prompt nppcarnnco and work of tlio fire
men. Guests nnd servants in tho hotel wero
wild with alarm, and many guests seized
their personal luggagonndsouglit Iho street.
When tho walls of thothcatie began to fall.
Foreman Hurl-auk of Hose No. 0 was lilt
by it piece of falling cornice nnd badly cut
on the head. Shortly after !i:S0 o'clock
tho building was a roaring furnace, nnd
tho blaze mounted high lu tbo dr. A
second alarm called Hrcmen from tho more
dlstnnt stations. Until long after 4 o'clock
the flames roared nnd seethed within the
crumbling walls, Most of Iho walls rtuialii
standing. "Faust" was played lust night by
Lewis Morrison and his company, nnd they
wero to play again to-night. They lose
ever) thing. Mr. Morrison places his nnd.
the company's loss nt 11,000. Including
properties, costumes and fourcnlcluui light
tanks. Mr. Morrison's entire wnrdiobo
was lu the theatre. Miss Morrison lost
costumes worth J.VX), Mr. P.clasco $100, Mr.
Whlto $100, and other members of tho com
pany In proportion. Mr. Abraham says
that he saw au emploto of tho tlicatro
smoking a cigarette in the proscenium box
nnd warned liiin, saying that that was what
burned lillot's Opera House, Houston,
Texas, a few da) s ago.
A NOTABLE FIGURE.
Dentil or Allen Tliorndyko Itleeln Now
Nr.w Yoiik, May 10. Mr. Allen Thorn
dyke Rice, the ncwly-uppolnted Minister to
Russia, It is reported, died nt tho Fifth
Avenue Hotel this morning,
Monday afternoon tho soreness In Mr,
Rice's throat developed Into .1 very severe
attack of tonsllltls, tho ulceration hclug of
such a character that his physician forbade
nil thought of n sea voyage.
Mr. Rico caught a cold on Saturday last
that settled In his throat, his weak point,
and attacked tho tonsils. Years ago Mr.
Rico had been troubled with tonsllltls,
but tho tendency had yielded to
an opciatlon pel formed abioad.
'Hits recent cold brought back the
old double. Ho felt no better wheu ho
returned fiom n Sunday trip to Sand Point,
which be had undertaken In thohopoof
recuperating, and on Monday he sent for
Ids old valet, James Sargeatit, who had
been his constant attendant for twenty
)ears, and took to his room In tho Fifth
Avenue Hotel, determined to nurse himself
back to health, Tbo baggage for master
and man had been shipped by the City of
Paris, hut Dr. Kc) es, who was called lu,
decided that It would be better for Mr.
lllco to delay his departure. Sargcaut
stayed up Sunday and Monday nights
nursing his master. Ou Tucs
da) Henry Cilsp, a professional
muse, wns engaged. That night
mid, indeed, up till late lust night, Mr.
Rice showed some slight Improvement and
there wns ho tutlmntlon of danger. He
had been restless and complained of wunt
of sleep. Last night tho doctor gave him
a potion, under the lullucnco of which lie
dozed off. At 2:S0 o'clock this
morning the nurso called Sergeant,
who slept lu nu adjoin lug room, telling
him that Mr, Rice was choking. Thoy.
raised blm to a sitting position, nud the
valet hurried for Dr. Fuller of No. 107 Hast
Thirty-seventh street, Dr. Keycs' partner,
As soon ns Dr, Fuller saw tho patient hosent
for Dr. Koycs, and endeavored vainly to re
suscitate Mr. Rice, whowasbciugsniothcred
by tho accumulation of phlegm In his
throat, by foiclug oxygen Into his lungs.
It was too late. Mr. Rico died before Dr.
h'ejes could respond to tho summons. Tlio
immediate caugo of his death was ocdcuia
of tho glottis. Dr. GoldthwaIte,,who .lives
lu tho hotel, was with Dr. Fuller wheu hu
Allen Thorndykc Rico was best known as
the editor und proprietor of tho "North
American Review." lie was tho possessor
of n large fortune, the bulk of which was
Inherited from his grandmother. Ho was,
born lu llostou Juno 18, 1S.V), but wns taken
abioad liy his parents at the ngo of nine,
aud spent his entire jouth and acquired his
education lu Europe. He learned tho lan
guages of Franco and Germany whllo llvlug
In those countries, nnd speaks thorn fluently.
Ho spent four )ear at tlio University of
Oxfoid, and took his degree at Christ
Church Collego In 187J. Returning to his
native country, ho studied for n tlmo at tho
law school of the Columbia College, hut
soon ucgai. to ucvoto ins intention iu liter
r!l,at!.fo '-0K'Cli the 1 enth tllstl let of
-c ioik against itcucr.ii opinoia, ami
received tho support of the "Henry Gcorgo
patty." Ho was au earnest advocate of
tho adoption of tho Australian ballot sys
tem. A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
A I'nsscngcr Train ou the I', A. .V ('
Itullnny In it Collision.
PiTiHiitmn, Pa., May 10. F.arly this
moinliigit passenger trulii on tlio PUUhiitg,
Virginia and Charleston Railroad while
going nt a high rato of speed collided w Ith
a gravel tinlu standing on tho main track
near Ormsby station, Flvo men were
seriously Injured. Ono had his skull frac
tured; another had both legs broken, aud u
third had his 6lde crushed In. Tho oxtcut
of tho Injuries to tho other two men or
their names has uot yet been iisceitalued.
The injured wcie Veiuocd to West Penii
The Kulm-r Ileum the Mine ) nor.
llFiiu.v, May 10,-S-nnipeior William to
day itcclud and listened to n deputation
of i-stphnlla inluoowneis whoo employes
are ou a strike. Membtis of tint strikers'
committee me quniiellngotcr n division of
tho funds received fiom svinpathlseis for
theslilkeis' suppoit. To-ilay ouo of the
committee wns stubbed,
Sir Julian See iliiilioiiu.
Sir Julian Pauuecfoile, llrltlsh Minister
nud party of gentlemen, occupied u box ut
tho National last night to near Yernuu.i
Jnrbeau lu "Staillght." The party ap
pealed to enjoy tho performance, and sel
dom failed to catch the jokes, oven as wild
and i lusive as some of them w ere.
The fehnli Well Ti outfit.
Sr. Pcmisnrito. Slav 15. Tho Shall of
Ptfislu, who is coming to visit the Czar, Is
baling n triumphal Journey thiough
Russia, llannucts nro given lu his honor
and at night tho places thiough which ho
passes ore Illuminated.
Still Hunting the ltlng.
Tlio ring for which a diver has been
searching In the rlvornt thoToot of G street
has not jet been discovered. Ho went to
work ngulu this moinlug. It 3 said that
the expewe will bo uot less Hum 30 a day
WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY.
.'if. KM: Pass fishing Is excellent In the
Shenandoah, W. Va. Gcoigo IColli, clerk
of tbo Mom 11 Itouc, near Harper's l'crrv,
amongst others, caught nvervfluo three
pound bafs and sent It to his father here.
t'lnrf ?! II". I'. Cur of tho National
Museum: It may bo unhealthy to cat
heartily lu tlio mlddlo of tho dav,"hiit those
doctors who nro meeting over n't thoAimy
and Nny Museum building como over hero
to lunch every day, and they don't seem
the least bit nfrnld.
Jmt,ic.r. II'. irr: "No, I don't think
tbot Grace Stnallwootl, my cllcut who wys
ccnvlctcd of murdering her child, would bo
hung cteu in the event that she should bo
comlctcdoiiancw trial, I refused tho
President's commutation of sentence for
tho simple reason that I hellovo sho will be
acquitted on u new trial. If she Is not, t
hat o done my duty, even If they should
hang her on tho second trial,"
( irtii i Curler, hardware merchant: "The
excursion season Is Just nlrout to begin, und
with excursions come engagements. More
people become, engaged ou board au excur
sion stcaticr on n moonlight night than ono
has any Idea of. Moro engagements nro
niado during the summer season than at
any other tlmo during tho jear, nnd that
accounts for tho largo number of weddings
lu tho fnlLand early spring."
Allxit (trr: "A great many people, ns
well as out of the Sunday papeis hero, have
asserted ttyit he had sold Ids brewery to nn
English syndicate, I deny this most em
phatically nnd will make any charitable
luttltulloiKn present of S1,000 If they will
provn tlflr nritlnn." Mr. Carry Is
thoiougldjr repairing his bran err, ns well
ns maklnv largo additions which, when
finished, still mako it one of tho finest In
tho city. (
It. . Tiuimrl: "It Is true that there aro
a number of maps of Wushlngton, differing
slightly, perhaps, but not to tlio extent tint
Is supposed. The first map was tho L'En
(iint map, which showed the scheme of the
city. 1 ho Elllcot map camo next In order,
showing more full) the plan of tlio streets
and a cntics. The Dcrmot map, which fol
lowed, w(i tho flrst to show tho triangular
'squares' (tometlilug of a geometric para
dox), and King's map was tho must elab
orate of all, showing tho holdings of the
i'taiik (?. HW; "Ilorso-raclng Is one of
tho most exciting of sports when )ou havo
)our money on ono of tho runners. If It
were not for tho betting, racing would not
be so. attractive. Tho Ia)lngof a wager
shows a man's knowledge of tho flyers, and
a man hives to lio counted among tho
Judges ofdior60 flesh. The game of poker
would bedull and unluteresllugwerolt not
for the jsck-pots. And If thcro was no
bnohinahjng nt tho race course why thcro
would bit.such slim nttendanco that it
would be impossible to make expenses."
MURDERED DY MEXICANS.
A flood liroopcrt or tho Cnpturo of the
SoconnO, N. M., May 10. The Santa l'o
mines, ncsr Carthage, was the scene of n
tcrrlhto murder nud robberv ycs.tcitl.iy.
About ".20,000 arrived from Topeka. with
which to pay oil tho miners working iu the
mines of thu Atchison, Topeka nud Siiutn
Fo Railway. All the money except $S,(XX)
had been paid out, and this 6um was lu
charge, of Superintendent G.
Rlthnrds lu the olllce. About :i
o'clock', whllo .Mr. Richards was
nlonc, two Mexican desperadoes gained
access to the ofllce aud shot Richards, kill
ing him instantly. Thoy then captured all
the cash amounting to over $8,000, and
taking their horses, lied to tho mountains.
A posse OLOTiners on itect norscs is iu pur
suit with good prospects of capturing tho
desperadoes. General Manager Rob
inson offers a rowaul of $1,500
for their capture. Richards has been
lu Iho employ of the company as mlnlug
engineer oud superintendent of mines sev
eral )enrs, He came fiom ljulncy, III., and
was educated lu the University of Illinois.
A DIG SWINDLE.
How Western Liquor Moi Huso Ilcou
Ciucifio, May 10. Ono of thu biggest
swindles of the year has Just been brought
to light, Western liquor men have been
mulcted lo tho tune of $t!00,000, uud n
bright )Oiing chemist, named Comp, Is now
Hi ing lu luxury far away. Mr. Johu Archi
bald Comp camo to Chicago fifteen months
ago nnd put up nt tho Cosmopolitan Hotel.
Among hts etlccts were two largo trunks
nud a small refrigerator. Ho seemed to
have plenty of money, nnd it was noticed
that several wholesale liquor dealers wero
nmoug his visitors.
Mr. Comp claimed to havo discovered n
compound, which, when mixed with new
whisky, would glvo It the odor, taste ami
appearance of from four to six-) ear-old
high wines. Under his manipulation the
poorest quality of "wet goods" beenmo
"smooth,'' and tho eutlro process was ex
emplified in tho preseneo of tho victim.
It is also stated that tlio enterprising
joiing man bus sold more than '000,00,)
worth of stock lu Cincinnati, St. Louis,
Kansas City and Chicago.
The dciettlvo reported his discovery to
his cruplojcr, and they to tho Federal
authorities. Comp, however, must have
got n tip, for ho disappeared, leaving his
apparatus behind, whero it Is now nt tho
Cosmopolitan. Many prominent saloon
keepers ntul wholesale llduor dealers wero
Interview rd, nud while admitting that they
had been nppioached by a party who
claimed to bo able to "ago" whisky, denied
that thoyhad Invested In the scheme.
Wluit Mrs, I'ostcr Niiy.
PirTsni no, May 10. Mrs. J, Ellen Fos
ter in nu i uteri lew snys: "The attack mndo
uiioii uiu bv Mrs. Hobait, president of the
Minnesota W, (!. T, U., lu Minneapolis,
was begun two) ears ago. TIiostorylh.it
Iain covertly working for tho Republican
party Is entirely falso and has been repeat
"If I weie guilt), as Mrs, Hobart
charges, I ought not to be received Into
W, 0. T, V. fellowship or to retain my
membership iu the Christian church. If
llicy aio not true she ought In fall under
.tlio same censure.
"Thcro Is no court of appeal lu the
W. 0. T. L to which it non-partisan
woman can go," said Mrs. Foster, sadly,
"and to venture outsldo Is distasteful.
What I ulay do I cannot say at present."
WliUlty Scarred Veteran.
Huston', May III. (leuorol S. C. Law
rence Post 00, (I. A. II. of Med ford, has
adopted resolutions Instructing tho adju
tant lo return to Rev. J. P. Abbott Ids ap
plication for membership as a contributory
member, with its accompanying fuc. Mr,
Abbott, on Easter Sunday, lu tbo course of
a sermon, reflected very severely upon
Grand Armv i dermis, and made the ns,.er
Hon that "More men owed their disabili
ties lu whisky from the sutler's tent than
to shot mid shell." Ho nb,o alluded to
them as "whisky scan ed and maimed vet
erans." A llulllnioie I'lintoirntnhor' MiUlitc.
V lHi.rii'nu::, Mil, May 111. Charles P.
I.ushy, a photographer, residing nt No. 810
net' i.ouiunm sireci, wno Kept u siuuio
on Hnltlmoio street, near fiuy, committed
sulcldo lids morning by booting himself
through the head. Ho had been lu III
hcidlli for some time.
the riintoifiiipherit to Oiguulc,
llrri'ito, N. Y., May 10. -A movement
looking to tho formation of a gigantic as
sociation, to Include all the photographeis
of tho Untied States, Is now well under
wii), Iho association Is bald to ulready
lime I.OuO membcis,.
tit run hlciiinnrx An lied.
At New York, Obdam, fiom Rotteidam,
At Hamburg, Rugla, from New York.
At Soiilliaiiijdoii, l.nhu, from Now York.
Passed tho Fastnet, Gallia, from New
YoiU for l.lierpool.
The New Votk Leglsluttiro Adjourns,
At ntisr. N. Y , May 10. Tho State Leg
islature adjourned tit uoou lo-day sine die
HE IS AGAIN HONOKKD.!
DR. LEONARD ELECTED
The Dlotcse of Ohio 1'njs the Popu
lar Wiislilngtou Dislne it HiiuiWniuo
Compliment Ifo Doesn't Know
tVhnt Course Ho Will Tithe.
Rev, Dr. W. A. Leonard, rector of St.
John's Church, was jeslerday elected as
sistant bishop of tlio Prntesluiit Episcopal
Diocese of Ohio by the sMcnty-sccond an
nual convention. The position Is equiva
lent tolhnt of bishop, as Dr, llcdclf, who
recently resigned, Is too much of nu Invalid
to bo very actlvo In tho pciformautc nt his
duties even If his resignation Is accepted.
To a reporter of Tut: Cuitic tills morn
ing Dr. Leonard said that, ns be hud only it
few minutes before received tho telegram
Informing him of his election, ho wns not
prepared In say whether or not he would
accept. Ho did not know the cltcuiu-
stances as )ct, except that they were rather
out of tho ordinary, and ho preferred to
wait until ho saw tho rommltteu who hail
been selected to inform blm of his election.
Tho matter was something to which n good
deal of thought must bo given, for It wns a
l cry Important position. IHihop llcdell Is
nt present In Europe for tbo benellt of his
health, which Is much broken, and his resig
nation has not jet been acted upon by the
Houso of Bishops nnd cannot be until tho
regular annual meeting of that body, which
occurs In New York next October. If his
resignation Is accepted, as It probably will
be, the assistant bishop becomes his suc
cessor. Dr. Leonard has onco before been elected
assistant bishop of au Ohio dloccu under
ver) similar circumstances, having lu May
last been chosen for tlio southern district of
tbo State. Illshop Jaeger was at that time
lu very bad health and the position had
such peculiar difficulties that Dr. Leonard
hesltutcd to accept and did not do so. It
Is thought, however, thai ho will look more
favorably upon tho prolTcr this time. If he
concludes to accept, his placo at St. John's
will bohard to fill, for during bis long oc
cupancy lie has discharged the duties of
rector tilth great ability and mado hosts of
f i lends.
Dr. Leonard was born In Suiithport,
Fnlrllehl County, Conn., ou July IS, 1818.
His parents are honored residents of
llrookl)ii, where his father Is a retired
banker. Ills paternal grandfather, Hon.
Stephen II. Leonard, was n prominent
figure In Congress during the Administra
tion of Jackson and van llurcn. Dr.
Leonard acquired bis education nt
Phillips' Academy, Andovcr, Mass.; St.
Stephen's College, Alinaudalc, N. Y., aud
llcrklcy Divinity School, Mlddlctown,
Conn., supplemented by travels nud study
Ou May ill, 1871, ho was oulalned deacon
by lllspop WllllnniB nt Mlddlctown, Conn,,
and on July 21, 1872, ho wns ordained
priest by tho same bishop at .Stamford,
Conn. Whllo a deacon ho served as assist
ant minister to Rev. C. II. Hull at Holy
Trinity Church, llrooklyn, the parish
church of bis childhood, anil of which his
father was a warden. lit April, 187.1, bo
married, lu lirookhn, Miss Sarah L, Sulli
van, Iu 187J ho became rector of the
Church of tho Redeemer lu Brooklyn, nnd
during nine years of ministry In that ca
pacity declined Imitations to Chicago, St.
Louis and Toledo.
During this period ho wns on Iho stand
ing eommltteo for aged and orphuus of tho
clituch charities, a member of the diocesan
educational committee, a lecturer nud ex
aminer at prominent cathedral schools,
chaplain of the Uiookljn Homeopathic
Hospital and the Twenty-third Regiment
of tho New York National Guard. In
1870 he received tho degree of Haclielor of
Dlilnlty from St. Stephen's College, New
In 1&0, at the general convention, ho
was selected missionary bWiop of Wash
ington Territory, but declined. In ISM) he
founded and inaugurated tlio llrooklyn
Free Library, now lu a flourishing condi
tion. His rectorship nt tho Church of tho
Redeemer, lu Brooklyn, continued uninter
rupted until ho became rector of St John's
Parish lu this city lu February, 1881, com
mencing a rectorship which has been
marked by untiring energy nnd borne much
good fruit, On May 17, 1SSS ho wns chosen
coadjutor to Illshop dagger of Ohio, but de
clined. Dr. Leouaid has written nud pub
lished a book for holy week, entitled "Vlu
Sacra," and n brief history of tho Christian
Church, as well as sermons, magazine mid
1'iitiilly Injiueil on it HrldRC.
II.ior.us rows. Mil, May 1(1--Mi. 8I-
I vester Cable, of Toledo, Ohio, n young
man In tho employ of tho Toledo llrldgo
Company, was killed at Schlasser's bridge,
across tho Autlctam river near KcedjsvUlo,
to-dny. A heavy piece of Iron fell on him,
Injuring litiu so badly that he died nu hour
The Hamburg Industrial Exhibition was
Tho strike situation ntDort Is unchanged.
Tin re has teen no rioting.
Prince Frederick William of Hiiuaii, sou
of the ex-eleclor of Hesse, died at Rlisbach
Minister Whltelaw Held was jeslerday
received by M. Spuller, the French .Minister
of Fori Igu Affairs.
By u vote of "M to 2:11 tbo RiltMi House
of (ominous lias rejected n motion to dis
establish the Church lu Wales.
The prevailing high prices for raw sugar
lu London has compelled one of tho largest
uilucilco In Greenock to clot o iloiwi,
Conlngsby Dlsiaelll, nephow of the late
I.rud lleacousfleld, madu his ll rot public
smichnl Hath jeslerday. Ho denounced
It Is stntcd that General lloulanger's
second daughter Is betrothed to the sou of
the "ountcss llarl, sister-in-law of the ox
Klng of Naples.
Tliu Sainoan Couferenec has decided that
the Municipal Council of Apia shall com
prise six members, Germany. England nud
Iho United States each to appoint one mem
bcr, Iho other three to lie ilected b) the
residents of Apia.
A luigo number of arrcls are reported
to June been mado at rt. Petersburg, Mus
lim and Ciomtuilt within tho lust forty
eight hours, lending to the supposition
that tho authorities havo discovered still
another plot ngulmt the life of tho Czar
The public prosecutor at llllbao Is con
ducting nu Inquiry concerning tho reccut
mm i no ucsuu v njversuy in
Jlllbno, It Is stated that the stiiletits aud
faculty of tho Institution are ncilyely Rd
vunclng tho Interests of the causi of the
si of i
pretender, Don Callers,
!!r. II. .1. LtOHaiil.
Illcctlnu of () niters Proceedings ut
'flic American Surgical Association went
Into executive-clnn .lestcnlny nftcruoou
and elcetid the following officers: Presi
dent, Dr. Tin M W. Yaudell, Louisville,
K'i.1 1 Ice-prcsldcnt, Dr. 0. II. Maslm. Mo
bile, Ala.: secretary, Dr. 8. II. Welst, lllch
mond, Intl., (re-electcdi: treasurer, Dr. P.
S. Connor, New York, (re-elected)) re
corder, Dr. J. Ewing Mears, Richmond,
Intl.. (re-elcctcdl) members of council, Dr
W. P. Peel;, Davcnpoit, Iowa, nud V. S,
Dennis, New Yoik
Tho following fellows were also elected:
Dr. Weeks, Poitlaud, Me.i Dr. Cabot, llos
tou; Dr. J. Iloimiiis, llostou; Dr. Weir, New
York; Dr. L. C. Lane, San Francisco; Dr.
Lange, New York; Dr. Btlinsnn, New York,
nud Dr. lilchcr, lliooklyn. It was decided
to hold thomxt annual meeting of the as
sociation at Washington on tho flrst Tues
day In May, lMm, Last evening tho mem
1 ers of the association attended n reception
at the residence of Dr. J. Ford Thompson,
01 Scienleenth street northwest.
The programme of papers for to-day was
ns follows: "Contribution to tho Hlstorv of
Gunshot Wounds of tho Intestines," lij'Ilr.
Ihio. A. McGrmvof Detroit, Professor of
Surgery In tbo Detroit Medical College;
dlscns-lon bv Dr. I). W. Ynndell of Louis
ville, llr. (.. II. Nnncrcdo of Philadelphia
and Dr. T. F. Prewllt of St. Louis. "On
Some Modifications In tho Technlciuo of
Abdominal Surgery, Limiting tho Uses of
the Ligature en masse," by Dr. Lewis A.
Stlmson, Professor of Surgery In the Uni
versity of tho City of Now York. "A Suc
cessful Case of Nephrectomy for the
Removal of Cancer of tho 'Right Kid
ney," by Dr. John llonians of Huston,
visiting surgeon to tho Massachusetts Gen
eral Hospital; "Drainage and Drainage
Tubes In Thrlr Application to the Treat
ment of Wounds," by Dr. Stephen II.
Weeks of Poitlaud. Professor of Surgery
In tho Medical School of Maine; "Suc
cessful Ligation of the Primitive Carotids,
Done Almost Simultaneous!!', in the Re
moval of Epithelial Cancer Prom tho llaso
of the Tongue and Fauces," by Dr. L. C.
Laic of San Francisco. Professor of Sur
gery In Cooper .Medical College; "On
Injuries tn tho Axillary Vessels," by
Dr. Randolph Win-low of Hnltlmnre,
Professor of Surgery, Women's Medical
College, llalllmore; "Acuto Infectious
Osteomjclltls nnd Periostitis," by Dr. Her
mnnMjnter of lluffnlo, Professor of Sur
gery In Niagara University; "Anchylosis of
theTemporo-Mnxlllnrv Joint Relloved by
Osteotomy of the Neck of the Iufcrlor Max
illa," by Dr. A. J. Cabot of llostou: "Tho
Question of tho Anti-tubercular Power of
Iodoform, with a Suggestion for a more ex
act Clinical Testing of tho same," bv Dr.
Lewis S. Pllcherof Brooklyn; "C.tcIUs nnd
Appendicitis," by Dr. N. llruco Carson of
St. Louis; "Trephining on Account of In
juries of tho Head," by Dr. Dudley P. Al
len of del eland.
THE DEMOCRATS WIN.
They till! time Control or the Men
titiiu Coin out lou,
St. i'll'i, May 10. A special from He
lena says tho control of the .Montana Con
stitutional Convention Is ceded to the
Democrats hj Iho Republicans Tho latter
udmlt that the Democrats have n majority
of from tbreo to flvo. Tho Jfcmltl (Repub
lican) In last night's Issue llgurcd that tho
convention would havo .IS Democrats, M
Republicans, 1 Labor candidate, uud 1 In
dependent. The Republicans ascribe their
defeat lo tho light vote.
GENERAL SPORTING HEWS.
Ilii.TiMom:, May 1ft. Last night .Mile.
Tobias hailrcachcd 17-1 miles, leaving Kill,
tuny four mlks behind. Macbeth had
reached 150 miles, nnd was keeping up
bravely. Tho score nt noou to-day stands:
llessle Macbeth, 1113 miles 7 laps; Laura
Jeffries, 83, 3; Hello Killbury, 18$, fl; Hello
Ilendcison, 80, :i; Suo Smith, m, 1:.'; Mile.
Rozc, 131, 11; Mile Tobias, 110, (1.
A IVliiule Iteelllse.
Coi.i'Miilt, May 10. A woman who
claims York ns her home, but who refuses
lo revial her name, Is creating a sensation
iu Upper Lancaster county by her hermit
life In tlio woody retreats uear Fuhnoiith,
w hero sho occupies tbreo caves lu ono of tho
wildest nud least frequented spots In this
section. Sho Is supposed to be n religious
fanatic, and hundreds of pcoplo linvo ven
tured Into her forest homo to examine her
romantic habitation. Her cavo Is divided Into
three compartments. Tho flrst Is three
feet wide, eight feet long and six feet high.
In tho rear of this Is a second cavo eight
feet long, eight feet wldo and seven feet
high, In which sho prepares her food gath
ered by foraging In the neighborhood.
Hack of this Is a third cavo nine .feet high,
six feet Jwlde nnd teu feet long. In wiilch
Is n Hide bed of leaves uud au old blanket
to protect her from tho cold. .
the Proposed Kplscopiil Cutltodrnt.
Nr.w Yoiik, May 1(1. It Is learned that
of tlio four designs which are being favor
ably considered by tho trustees of tho pro
posed Protestant Episcopal Cathedral, one
Is by Architects Win. A. Potter and II. II.
Robertson, nuother by Win. Hnlsey Wood
of Newark, oho Is by a Providence aichl
tect and tho other Is probably by R. M.
Hunt of this city. .Mr. Potter Is a brother
of lilthop Potter.
The I.jneliliiirg Council.
J.iNriim iici, Vi., May 10, Tho Episco
pal Council of the Diocese of Virginia will
lo-day consider a proposition to ninend the
chinch canons so ns to provide for separuto
pails-lies for colored people.
AT THE HOTELS.
James llolioytl, Allmuy, Is nt tho Randall.
L. Uerlrum Cndy, New York, Is at Cham
bcrllu's. Samuel P. Snider nud wife, Minneapolis,
J. I). Lnno aud R. E. A. Dorr, Philadel
phia, are at Welckcr's.
II. K. Iloby and A. Iloff, Pennsylvania,
tuc ut the American House.
Hon. Richard F. Huckcrton, tlio Chief
Justice of Honolulu, Is stopplug at the I'.b
bltt. Louis II. MeC'ogg, Manuel Cnrro and
John E. Leech and family, New York", are
at tho Aruo.
E. U. Remington nnd wife, Full River,
Mas-., nnd Donald McLean, New York, are
at tho Normaudlc.
I.. (I. Caso and wife, llostou; J. P. Wen
del and wife, Albany, nud P. WoOdruIT,
Iliookljn, me at tlio Aillngtou.
R. S. Quay, lloston; William T. Smith,
San I'rancl'eo, ami Heurv R, Evau, Balti
more, are at tho Harris House.
Senator 11. lllodeett, William J.. Thomp
son and John R. Warner of New Jersej,
urilied hero hist evening nud registered at
W. J. Anderson, Richmond; Mrs. C. W.
Shelle) and A. C. Shelley, Rochesttr. and
F. C. Holbiook, Now Yoik, ure at tho
How aid House.
John P. O'llara, llohoken, N. J.; II G.
Mncknjc, New York; Charles L. Tailor,
Pittsburg, and A. D. Hidden und wife, Deu
icr, Col , are at the Rlggs House.
James West, M. Louis; T. II. Chapman,
Flushing; II. A. Hotsford, Philadelphia;
Gcorgt E. Hidden, Erie, l'u., and F. C.
Jones, Kansas City, are at tlio St. Jnmei.
J. A. Dubbs, Pittsburg; R, T. Hone nnd
wife, Cleveland; Thomas E. Mitchell and
Walter II. Miller, Now York, nud A. F.
Eggers, Newark, N. J., are nt the Metro
politan. J. M. Lothian nnd A. V. Young, Now
York, Mr. and Mis. Clarence Maishall,
Hiooklvn. (. W. Russet. Detroit. Mich..
1 and Gunge II. Ruple, Denver, Col , nro at
I Thomas A llrndy, Augusta, Ga.; W. II
I'listcU. Philadelphia: C. Ouuekenbusli and
George W. Knott, Now York; M. (1. Raid
, win, New ink, N. J., and S, N. MorUon,
Catmint, N. J., nro nt Iho Natluual,
i II, A. Wilcox, Nov York; Hou, John A,
Hlnchnm, Ohio; D. U. Quick, llrooklju; R
8 Phillip, aud P. C Phillips, England;
Paul V Flyun, Nownrk, N. J., and (I W.
. Robertson, luulaua, are registered, at Urn
THE WATER GAVE OUT.
A CANADIAN VILLAGE NEARLY DE
STROYED BY FIRE.
Two Koldlers Killed lly u I'rnuintitrn
r.xiloson of Powder Over Oiih
Hundred Houses Horned The liitnie
llroulc Out Again.
Qtr.nr.c, May ID. -Early this monilns
lire was discovered lu a vacant building on
St. Vnller stiect, St. Stnmeiir, owned by
Mrs. MtCutili, and, quickly spreading,
soon assumed large dimensions. '1 ho alnrui
caused great excitement, and the entire)
population of the suburb was soon ou tho
spot, iho flro brigade of St. Stiittvctir
was wholly unable to copo with tho llaiuci.
nnd Iho people turned out mid worked haul
but lacked organization, nnd tho water
supply wos Inadequate, iho city firemen
wero called for uud responded, but the want,
of water limited their usefulness. Tho flru
spread to St. Peter ami Chcuct streets, ami
bade fair to entirely destroy tho village.
"11" Hattery of Artillery wns summoned to
aid the firemen nud loluutccrcd III lighting'
the flames, and by 7 o'clock tho flro was nu
tier control, having 'almost burned Itself
out. Whllo tho military were preparing lu
Mow up some bouses to check the tiro from
spreading u premature explosion look
placo In ono of the houses, killing Major
Shoit and Sergeant Wallack of "U" Hat
tery, both men being burled lu tho ruins.
Sergeant Wnllack's body was found near
tho door, dreadfully mangled, but Hie body
of Major fchoit had not been recovered at
U o'clock, 'iho flro covered n large area
and destroyed over 100 houses, Involving"
loss of not less than $100,000.
Later 10.110 n. m. Tho lire lu St. SUn
Voer, which had been checked on th: city
side, lias started again in the other di
rection and Is now burning furiously
toward the northwest nud will probably
stop only where there Is nothing left to
feed It. There Is a strong easterly wind
blowing nnd a light rain lias been falling for
tho last time hours.
HOT AT ALL ILL.
Unfounded Reports Concerning Uin
lleitltli or .XI r. Iliineroft.
Tho fensntlonnl reports of the II! health
of Mr. Haiicroft, tho venerable historian,
aro denied at Ids house. It Is stated that
the (dd gentleman does not go out dtirliur
tbo day ou account of tho heat, hut that hn
Is !io( 111. He drives out nearly every even
Ing, and has not, they say, been confined lt
Ids room at nil.
A I't-rtillur .Suit Discontinued.
Cu i.Mnuiisuino, P.., May 10. Tho eject
nient suit begun hereabout n year ngo by
the heirs of Andrew Snobcrgli to recover
the Nunnery proncity In Qulncy township,
now i allied nt $13,000 has been discon
tinued by tlio attorneys for tho claimants'.
The case attracted attention nil over thu
country by reason of tho peculiar llfo In
this Protestant monastery. The suit tva
based upon tlio claim that tho Monastlcal
Branch of the Seventh Day Baptists, uh
they wero designated In tho deed of trial
for tho property by old Andrew Snobergli,
is now extinct, and that the rites aud ob
servances nro no loncer practiced. ThK
claim was found not to ho well grounded,
nnd tho suit had to bo discontinued. Upon
tho dentil of tlio present old and feeble In
mates of the Nuunery, new litigation will
likely be commenced.
The Siignr Trust.
New Yoiik, May 10.-A special to the
TibiM from Sun Vranclslio says: It Is as
scrted that tlio New York sugar trust hu-
made overtures tn tho California autl-trust
sugar refinery within tho past few days to
ralso its prices, but without tho desired ef
fect. Ycstcrdaj's prices, based ou granu
lated sugar, are quoted by tho trust at 81
cuits. Last Friday tho California rcllnerr
(autl-trust) quoted lis prices ntTi cents anil
has maintained that rato ever since. Tho
one-half cent difference In the prices nt the
two eonccrus causes Jobbers lu trust sugar
to wince considerably.
Churned with Kmherxlcmont.
llit.Ti.iioui:, May 10. Hugh McKay,
deputy dlilslon clerk of tho Internal Reve
nue dliislou at Norfolk-, was arrested ho'ro
this morning charged with embezzling
'2,!!0O of United Stntes funds lu Norlolk.
He was held for tho authorities.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Steele nud Monoy Mnrket.
Nr.w Yoiik, May 10. Money 'JfeSJ per
cent. Exchange steady; posted rates, -H"
Cj-tSHJ; actual rates, 457JQ187 for sixty
days nnd 49(0,180 fur demand,
Goicruiuenfs quiet; curreneyOs, l'2l bid;
4s, coupon, 1SU1 bid; 4's, do., 107j bid.
Tho stock market opened quiet nt about last
night's prices, but after tlio first half hour
nbtrjlngof thu Granger stocks and Chi
cago Gas Imparted a luoderuto boom to tho
whole list and prices advanced by noou I
'to 1J per cent. The market has since been
strong, and tho best figures nro current at
.this wilting. Thu contest noted )estcrday
to galu coutrol of Oregon Transcontinental
stock was waged vigorously ou the Ex
change this morning,
The New York Stock Murket,
Tho tollowingnre tlio prices of the New
York and Chicago markets as reported by
special wlro to C. T, Havcuucr i Co,, ftU
i street northwest:
1 O. ''':30
1). L. A "V..
Del. A Hud
L. & N
L. S ,
5. J NorthwcstJ
3.-J do. pfd..
K. AW. I'M
do. pfd,., i
St. Paul I
Tex. l'ac ...
N. Y. Cen..
Atcu&Top 40L 4!U
Chi., U A Qj 111)' itOU'
Tho Chicago 'lurkct.
Open. Close. Open.lcioso.
wnnjiT. j roK.
May S3J 63 May 11 40 11 m
Juiie.... &3 80" June... 1140 11 10
July 77" 70 July ... Ill 40 tl 43
COltN. I I.A1III,
Maj OI 341 May 0 7. 0 7.!
Juue 84 till IJuno..,. II 7" 0 ,'.
July 331 81 I July 0 80 0 S'J
May... j 'fit I
June.. . Sil 33 I
July. . I Sit 38i '
Wiishlngtou Mock Kxcliuuge.
Miscellaneous Donds W. A G. , K.
Co., 107J; Masonic Hull Ass'n, 103; Wash.
Market Co.,110; Wash. Ught Infantry, 1st,
101; Wash. Light Infantry, 3d, 70, Wash.
Gaslight Co., 135; Wash. Gas Scrip. 13.
National Hank Stocks Hank of Wash,,
83.V, Hank of Republic, 0."; Mctiopolltau,
310; Central, 310; Second, 1H0; Farmers
and Mechanics', 170; Citizens', 100; Colum
Railroad Stocks Washington A George
town, '-MO; Metropolitan, 10;Columbla, UW;
Cap. A North O st., 40. J '
Insurance Stocks Firemen's, 41; Frank
lin, 43; Metropolitan, 75; National Uulon,
llJ; Arlington, 10; Corcorau.OO; ColumbU
15; Gerniuu-Amerlcau, IK); Potomac, Oil;
Gas nnd Electric Light Stock's Wash
ington Gas, 43; Geoigetowu Gas, 41, U.
S. Electrlo Light VJ.
Tclephouo Stocks Chesapeake A Poto
Miscellaneous Stocks Washington .Mar
ket Co., 17; Washington Brick Machlua
Co., 3J.V, National Press Hrick Co., ;
Great Falls Ico Co., 100; Hull Run Pano
rama Co,, 30; licul Lstnto Tula Insurance
Co., 135; National Safo Deposit Co., 3-J.1;
American Graphophouo Co., ; Columbia
Title Insurance Company, ii.
Local M'enthor Indications,
Slightly warmer; fair; southerly ivludt.