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THE NATIONAL TBIBUNE: WASHINGTON', D. C, MAY 6, 1882.
M ROYAL WEDDING.
MARIAGE OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S SON
TO A GERMAN PRINCESS.
AnpfSal Ceremonies nt Windsor Castle Wedding
Trocesslon TIio Kridc's Superb Toilet.
Floral and Other Decorations I)I-
lingnishnl (inrsts Present.
A special cablegram from London gives an
interesting account of the royal nuptials of
Prince Leopold, the youngest son of Queen
Victoria, and the Princess Helen of Germany,
at Windsor, on Thursday, the 27th ult
An immense crowd of visitors thronged tho
streets struggling to got as near as possible, to
obtain a fleeting glimpse of the procession to
the doors of St. George's Chapel.
Booming of cannon and ringing of hells an
nounced the sotting fortli of tho procession
from the Castle to the chapel, and a flourish of
trumpets announced the fact to those inside.
Her Majesty and the bride received an ovation
along the short distance traversed from the
brilliant crowds gathered on the lawns. Guards
of honor were m.vscd at the entrance of tho
c'lapol. On the arrival of the procession tho
clash of arms by the saluting troops and the
acclamation? of the spectators were incessant
until tho great curtains parted to admit tho
last of the pageant.
Inside the chapel the scene was very bril
liant. The lino was kept by well drilled beef
eaters in their quaint costume of scarlet and
gold. Among them the Garter Kinj-at-Arms
displayed great activity.
Thcbrillixntly-attircd guests poured in whilo
the orgau peiled forth a voluntary. Among
the first arrivals wore the Marquis of Salisbury,
Sir Stafford Northeofo, the Duke of Argyll.
Lord GrTille, and Mr. Gladstone, wearing
the Windsor uniforai of blue and gold with
shoulder knots of white satin. Then camo
Earl Spencar. Sir W.iliiam TIareourt, Mr. Cham
berlain, and Ur. Bright the latter in a court
dree of bltct velvet.
The Turkish Ambassador was conspicuous in
his f-z, and tho German, Italian. Aiistro-ITun-garian,
Russian, and French Ambassadors were
in splendid uniforms. Tho clergy were massed
inside tho altar rails. The altar was laden with
antique cnlden and silver plate. The dais was
cover? d with a velvet carpet of royal blue pow
dered with gold, as were also tho chairs for Iler
Majesty and the illustrious personages. At a
quarter past twelve a fanfare of trumpets an
nounced that the procession was forming. The
organ pealed forth the wedding march and the
procession slowly and statelily advanced up the
Her Majesty wore a magnificent dress of black
satin and laco and the imperial crown of
diamonds and pearls, from which dropped a
veil of rich lace. Across her breast was the
blue ribbon of the Order of Prince Leopold,
fastened with a splendid brooch of diamonds,
among which was tho Koh-i-noor diamond.
The bridcfroom was received by the Lord
Steward, and was attended by his best man
the Prince of Wales, in the costumo of a field
marshal. Prince Leopold wore a colonel's
costume and walked with the aid of a stick.
The Queen stepped forward and saluted the
bride, when she was joined by the bridegroom
at the altar.
The whole bridal party formed right and left,
presenting gorgeous and glowing masses of
color. It was a stupendous spectacle never
seen in England except on these rare occasions.
The marriage ceremony was performed by the
Archbishop of Canterberry, assisted by the
Bishops of London, Oxford, Worchestcr and
Winchester, and the Dean of Windsor.
The Princess wore a wreath of mignonette
and white flowers, and as she stood at the altar,
with her tall, elegant figure, her features lit
up by fine brown eyes, she was the admired of
all admirers. The dress worn by Princess
Beatrice consisted of a petticoat of satin, which
was neither fea'mon colorded nor pink, but a
kind of old yellow and pink, covered with costly
poiht d'Alcncon lace, worth 20.090, which
formeily belonged to Catherine of Aragoii.
It was given by the Queen to her youngest
daughter as a birthday present a year or two
ago. The bodice and train were of rich bro
cade with cream colored ground, whereon wero
strewn tiny bouquets of flame colord Graine
de Dijon roses, lilies of the valley, and forget-me-nots.
The train was trimmed with a wreath
of roses made to match, and clusters thereof
with exquisitely shaded leaves relieved the
splendid lace on the front of the skirt. Her
Royal Highness wore a tulle viel and a head
dress of court plumes.
The bridefimades' dicsscs, which were made
in London, were of two materials. The petti
coat was of rich white satin, with duchesso
trains; the bodices were of white moire francais,
170 yards whereof were made expressly for the
occasion at Lyons. Three bouquets of flowers
were on the breast, one on the center and one
on either side, united by festoons of heather
and violets. The coifl'iires were extremely
simple, the hair being plaited low on the neck
behind, with fringe of small curls in front
and a coronal of the same flowers as those on
the skirt and a plain tulle veil falling con
siderably below the waist.
The ceremony concluded with Beethoven's
"Hallelujah Chorus,-' changing again to Men
delssohn's "Wedding March" as the united
procession reformed and swept out in the same
BUitdy manner. The Queen embraced the
Princess and congratulations wero exchanged
between all the royal princes and princesses.
The bride and bridegroom passed out ftr.-t, the
bells of the parish chinch ringing a merry peal.
When tho splendid throng reissued, the artil
lery on the long walk fired a royal salute. Joy
bells peaicd from tower and church. There
wero triumphal arches at frequent intervals
until the bride and bridegroom passed beneath
a handsome bower like a covered bridge, and
thence along a peaceful country road to Clarc
moiit, than which thoro are few more charm
ing spots for a honeymoon.
DEATH OF HON. HORACE MAYNARD.
Hon. Horace Maynard, ex-Postmaster-General,
died on Wednesday morning at his home
in Knoxville, Tenn., of heart disease. Ho
arose from his bed at one o'clock, telling his
wife he felt ill, and dropped dead on the floor.
Mr. Maynard was born in Wcstborough, Mass.,
in 181-1, graduated at Amherst College, and
emigrated to Tennessee, where ho began life as
a tutor in the University of East Tennessee,
and subsc quently was admitted to the bar. He
served as a Representative in Coxgress from
Tennessee in the Thirty-Fifth Congress, and
served in that capacity until the close of the
Forty-Third Congress, excepting one term.
Subsequently he was appointed minister to
Turkey, and upon his return to this country
succeeded Judge Key as Postmaster-General,
serving until the end of President Hayes's ad
jninistr&tion. MANAGERS OFTHE SOLDIERS' HOMES.
The Military Committeo of the House has
agreed to recommend the reappointment of
Col. L. A. Harris, of Ohio, and John A. Morton,
of Kausas, and tho appointment of Gen. Jos.
S. Negley, of Pittsburg, as members of tho
board of management of the National Soldiers'
CAPITAL TOPICS. .
The retirement of Bear-Admiral Thomas H.
Patterson on the 10th of May will make tho
following promotions in the line : Commodoro
J. B. Creighton to be rear-admiral, Capt. W. T.
Truxton to be commodore, Commander Alfred
Hopkins to be captain, Lieut.-Commander C.
D. ' Sigsbce to bo commander, Lieut. O. W.
Farcnholt to be lieutenant-commander. Master
John Downs to be lieutenant, Ensign C. A. Cor
bin to be mastor, Midshipman Edw'd Lloyd,
Jr., to bo ensign.
The special committeo of the Senate ap
pointed to inquire into the charge niady by
Mr. Pitney, late custodian of Treasury supplies,
that Mr. Sturdivant, chief of tho stationery
division, had made an arrangement with him
to furnish a box of paper for tho use of tho
"Sherman campaign bureau," have made a
report to the effect that after examining twenty
eight witnesses they can find no evidence what
ever to sustain the charge.
A telegram was received at the War Depart
ment stating Oiat General Sherman and party
would leave San Francisco on Sunday last for
tho East by way of Salt Lako City, Denver,
and St. Louis. They expect to reach Wash
ington by May 13.
An Indiana orator, in the midst of a high
flown speech in the House against the Chinese
bill, shouted, "What is the matter with the
Chinese ? " " Ho wears his shirt on tho outside
of his pants instead of on the inside," quickly
retorted " Sunset " Cox.
Messrs. Clancey, Blake, and Kittle, of tho
New York Garfield Club, brought to this city a
few days ago a monster petition, asking that
tho verdict against Sergeant Mason be remitted,
except so much as dishonorably discharged
from the army. The petition has 175,000 signa
tures, representing every State and Territory
in tho Union, and is over a milo and a quarter
in length when unfolded. The committee from
the Garfield organization of New York, with
the petition, called on the President, accom
panied by Senator Mi iler, of New York, and
presented tho petition to him.
A care is now pending before the Commis
sioner of the Land Office which involves tho
title to 130,000 acres of land in Harden county,
Ohio, claimed by certain persons residing in
Virginia, whose title is founded upon a grant
made when the land in dispute was part of the
old "Virginia military district."
The House Committee on Pensions has agreed
to report favorably the bill granting a pension
of $.10 per month to the widow of Alfred B.
Meacham. who received fatal injuries at tho
time Gen. Canby was killed by Capt. Jack and
his baud of Modoc Indians.
The conference report on the postal appro
priation bill has been ncrccd to by the House.
The report states that the franking privilege
amendment is rejected, and the appropriation
for spceial mail facilities on trunk lines is
amended to appropriate GOO,000, to be extended
as far as practicable to tho principal cities of
the United States.
First Comptroller Lawrence has signed a
wan-ant to pay Mr. Budolph, administrator of
the late President Garfield, 2,072.39, being the
balance of his salary to the day of his death.
It is believed that an attempt will be made
in the nouse to pass, under a suspension of the
rules, the bill passed by the Senate appropria
ting $6,000,000 for the Mississippi river. Any
such attempt will bo vigorously opposed by the
House Commerce Committee, which claims
jurisdiction of the subject, and has made an
allowance for the river in tho river and harbor
bill. That bill will soon bo completed, and
rumor places the total sum to be appropriated
in it at nearly $15,000,000.
Tho appointment of Dr. Mary Walker to a
position in the Pension OfJcc has been made hy
Secretary of the Interior Teller, in consequence
of the strong representations made to him as to
tho destitute circumstances of tho lady.
The House having adopted a resolution
authorizing the Committee on Foreign Affairs
to send a sub-committee to New York to take
testimouy in the pending Chili-Peru investiga
tion, Chairman Williams has designated Rep
resentatives Kasson, Dunncll, Wilson and Bel
mont as the sub-committee.
The President has recognized Pierre-Guil-laume
Marie Joseph Eustache de Boutoiller as
vice-consul of France, at Philadelphia, and E.
Grant Marsh as consul of Honduras, at New
President Arthur, several members of his
cabinet, many of the diplomatic eorps, and
large numbers of Senators and Representatives
wero among tho audience at Barnu in 's circus
on Monday night. As the President and his
party entered the main tent he was greeted
with cheers which he acknowledged by raising
his hat. Tho Chincso legation appeared in
The old Senate Biblo which mysteriously
disappeared three weeks ago, was found by
assistant doorkeeper Bassett on the secretary's
desk, on Tuesday, where the purloiner of this
time-honored relic had secretly replaced it.
The volume was purchased lor tho use of the
Senate by Captain Bassett's father, iu 1S27, and
had been in service from that year until the
date of its disappearance.
Judge- Mac Arthur has sot aside tho verdict
against ex -Sergeant -at -Anns Thompson of
$100,000 in favor of Hallet Kilbourn, on the
ground that the amount is excessive, and has
granted a new trial.
THE ANTI-CHINESE BILL.
The ten-year anti-Chinese bill has passed tho
Senate. It provides for a suspension of the
immigration of Chinese laborers for ton years,
and provides also that if any person prohibited
by the act should come into the United States
during that period he must leave within ninety
days. Tho master of any vessel who know
ingly brings a Chinese laborer into tho United
States during that period is liablo to a fino not
exceeding -?J00 for each immigrant and im
prisonment not exceeding one year. Chinese
laborers wlio were in this country prior to the
ratification of the treaty of November 17, IbdO,
are not subject to this provision of the act.
The collectors of customs arc lequircd to keep
a descriptive list of tho laborers belonging to
this excepted class, should any of them take
passage for their own country, eo that they
can be identified on their return and the ship
mailers protected from the penalty of the act.
The departing Chinaman of the excepted class
is also to be furnished with a certificate, which
he must produce on his return.. If he wants
to go by laud io the British possessions or
Mexico, he is entitled to a certificate which
will assist in his identification if ho returns.
Chinamen who do not belong to tho prohibited
class when they come into this country must
have credentials from their own government
showing that they arc not immigrant "laborers."
The altering or forging of a descriptive certifi
cate is made a misdemeanor to be punished by
a line not exceeding $1,000 and imprisonment
in the penitentiary for a term not exceeding
five years. A Chinaman of the prohibited
class who refuses to leave is to be brought
before a judge or commissioner of a, United
States court, and if ho is found to ha herein
violation of tho provisions of tho act jfhe is to
be sent to his own country at the expense of
the United States Government. All courts of
tho United States and Stato courts aro pro
hibited from admitting Chincso immigrants to
citizenship. Tho word "laborers" used in the
act is to bo construed to mean both skilled, and
unskilled laborers and miners. The amend
ments adopted in the Senate were subsequently
concurred in by the House, and tho bill now
awaits the President's signature.
REVIEW OF THE AVEEK.
A dastardly attempt was made on Saturday
last to assassinate William H. Yanderbilt and
Cyras W. Field, at their residences in Now
York, by sending them explosives through tho
The circumstances of the case arc a3 follows:
Two missives came into the New York post
office about 4.30 o'clock in the afternoon. One
was posted in the office and the other was
brought in by a collector a few minutes after
ward. The last one was addressed to William
H. Vanderbilt, No. -159 Fifth avenue.
The first one was addressed to Cyrus W. Field,
Lexington avenuo and Thirty-third street.
The packets wero placed in a mail bag along
with other mail matter for the up-town district,
put in a mail wagon and taken to the Third
nvenue elevated railroad station, at the head of
Chatham street, and then deposited on tho
front platform of one of the cars.. Tho train
started up town, and before reaching the sta
tion, at Ninth street and Third avenue, an ex
plosion was heard from the mail bag, ami fire
and smoke was observed to issue from it. When
the train slopped at the station the burning
bag was hastily transferred to the platform, as
the railroad pcoplo weie afraid to transport it
any further on tho train. It was taken down
stairs, placed on a wagon and taken to the post
ollice station at Twenty-ninth street and Third
avenue. Superintendent Mosher, who is in
charge there, dispatched a messenger, in haste,
for Postmaster Pearson, and when that official
arrived tho half-burned iuailbag and its con
tents were examined. Tho packasco addressed
to Cyrus W. Field was plunged into a bucket of
water for fear that it might also explode, and
when thoroughly soaked was examined care
fully. It was found to consist of a pasteboard
box covered with gaudy flowers and pictures,
and had a small drawer in it, from which de
pended a string, as is supposed, for the purposo
of drawing it open and causing the explosion.
Inside of the box was found a tin canister con
taining about half a pound of powder, and a
glass jar containing a while powder and a liquid
believed to bo some kind of explosive, but what
it was none of tho post-office officials could
say. It will be sent to a chemist for analysis.
On the packages wero ten live-cent stamps. It
was Mr. Yanderbilt's package that exploded,
probably caused by the jolt of the cars when
rounding the curve out of tho Bowery into
Third avenue, and but for which occurrence
the packages might have reached their destina
tions and exploded in the hands of the parties
to whom they were sent. Tho contents of the
mail bag wero pretty well scorched by the ex
plosion. The post-office officials aro making a
vigorous effort to trace the packages to the par
tics who sent them, and no stono will be left
unturned. Postmaster Fcarson says he intends
to hunt tho ruffians down who arc importing
these Nihilistic attempts on lives of American
citizens into this country.
The great intellectual men of our ago aro
fast following one another to the giave. Fol
lowing quickly the announcement of t..c deaths
of Longfellow and Darwin, comes that of tho
death of Balph Waldo Emerson, tho distin
guished author and poet, whoso death occurred
on the 30th of April ultimo, at his homo iu
Concord. Born in 1503, in Boston, Mr. Emer
son entered Harvard College in 1317, graduat
ing in 1821. Five years of teaching, succeeded
by a period of sickness, preceded his ordination
as a minister of the Unitarian Church in 1829.
Three years later, however, ho withdrew from
the church on account of the latitude of his
theological views, and began in 1863 his career
as a lecturer the role in which he is, perhaps,
best fknown to tho present generation. His
lectures, like his essays and other writings of
a miscellaneous character, aro marked by a
profound intelligence, combined with a highly
poetic imagination. In terse, compact lan
guage he delivered ideas reached by his pow
erful faculty of intuition, but not grouped by
the methods of logic. Though considered a
leader in the development of transcendental
ism, his mind was by no means of a philosophic
or scientific cast. Subtle, profound, sometimes
noble and heroic in the grandeur and weighti
ness of his expression, he is seldom systematic,
and not infrequently incomprehensible. His
poems of which a considerable number have
been published partako of tho excellencies
and defects of his prose. A general optimism,
joined with high aspiration and perfect intel
lectual honesty, gayo their chief charm to the
writings of the Sage of Concord, than whom
few men have produced a deeper impression on
tho literary men of their day.
President Arthur scut a message to Con
gress calling attention to tho alarming stato of
disorder which prevails in somo portions of
Arizona. Tho local authorities confess them
selves unable to suppress the bands of despe
radoes who have been committing all manner
of crimes with impunity. To meet the exigen
cies of the case, the Governor of Arizona asks
that Congress make provision for the enlist
ment and maintenance of a volunteer military
force to aid the civil authorities. The Presi
dent, however, is of tho opinion that on tho
score of economy and efficiency it would be
more advisable to permit a part of tho army to
act as a posse comitatus to assist in executing
the processes of the courts. Accompanying tho
message was a dispatch from General Sherman
to Attorney-General Brewster, giving an ac
count of the bad state of affairs in Arizona, and
recommending the legislation indicated by tho
A recent dispatch from Shakespeare, N. M.,
says: A telejra.ni from Stein's Pas reports
that tho town of Galoyville, in Arizona, just
ovor the New Mexico line, was burned and
completely destroyed by Indians. Thirty-fivo
white people were killed. The Indians aro
scattering into small bands and making for the
Chiricahua Mountains. Colonel Forsyth, with
his entire command, is in pursuit.
The public debt statement shows tho reduc
tion of the public debt during tho month of
April to be fl I, -113,823.7-1. Cash in the Treas
ury, .2 15,571,580. 17; K0"! certificates outstand
ing, : 5,072,120; silver certificates outstanding,
.'7,781,300; certificates of deposit outstanding,
$11,115,000; refunding certificates outstanding,
$493,000; legal tenders outstanding, $3-10,081,-010;
fractional currency outstanding, $7,037,
607.77; cash balance available, $1-15,031,830.20.
There is a decided pressure being brought
to secure such legislation as will give an in
crease of pension to soldiers of the lato war who
lost a leg or arm, or are othcrwiso permanently
disabled. Several measures have already been
introduced, and it was stated by a leading
member of the House last night that some bill
which will effect tho desired- result will be
passed at an early day.
General orders have been published giving
the result of the trial of the following officers
and men of the navy by court-martial and the
action thereon by tho Secretary of tho Navy:
Passed Assistant Engineer Nicholas H. Lamden,
found guilty of disobeying orders, and sen
tenced to be suspended for one year, and to bo
reprimanded; Lieutenant Daniel W. Davis,
convicted of absence from station without leave,
and sentenced to bo suspended for ono year, on
three-quarters pay; Lieutenaut cammander
George 11. Durand, disobedience of order, sen
tence of dismjssal mitigated to suspension for
one year, ou furlough pay; Passed Assistant
Paymaster L. D. Jlurlhut, convicted of drunk
enness, and sentenced to suspension for five
years, on two-thirds pay; Corporal Frank J.
U emeus, United States marine corps, desertion,
sentenced to two years' -imprisonment, with loss
of all pay, and to be dishonorably discharged.
Also a number of privates of tho United States
marine corps sentenced to imprisonment for
terms ranging from two months to two years,
and to bo dishonorably discharged, for sleeping
on post, drunkenness, deserting, &c.
Since the war the cost of tho public printing
has aggregated at least .$50,000,000. The Gov
ernaicnt printing offico has grown to bo tho
greatest establishment of the kind in the
world. In such an immense establishment
there is necessarily more or less waste, but the
main reason for the enormous outlay lies in
tho fact of tho practice of Congress in con
stantly ordering the printing of documents of
no special interest.
NEWS FROM ABROAD.
A dispatch from Moscow states that a man
named Koboseff Bogdanowitsch recently sub
mitted to the authorities a plan for the illumi
nation of tho Kremlin with electric light. In
quiries were instituted, and it was discovered
that the intention was to blow up the whole
Kremlin during the festivities attending the
coronation of the Gear. At the man's residence
thero were found a number of poa?ants' caps,
the crowns of which wero filled with explosive
material. It is supposed that these caps wero
intended to bo thrown into tho air in greeting
to tho Czar, and that on falling to tho ground
their contents would havo the effect of bombs.
Bogdanowitsch and 300 Nihilists havo been
The execution of Dr. Lamson for the murder
of his brother-in-law, Percy Malcolm John, a
fludent, bypoisoninghim,took placoon Thurs
day, April 23, in tho jail at Wandsworth. Only
three reporters were present at tho hanging.
The procession entered the y trd of the prison
at 8.53 o'clock, when tho prison bell was tolling
the death-knell. The clfaplain headed the
procession. He was followed by two prison
officials with their wands. Tho prisoner, who
until tho time of starting had been calm and
composed, looked awfully palo and dejected,
and was very nervous. Ho was supported by
wardens ou either side, and was with difficulty
able to descend the steps to the yard. He was
met by Marwood, the executioner at tho foot of
tho steps. The prisoner was bareheaded. Tho
operation of pinioning him seemed intermin
able. He submitted without a word, and
hardly seemed to appreciate what was going
on. From the steps thero was a distanco of
about sixty yards to traverso to the gallows.
Lamson was supported with difficulty from this
point to tho scaffold. He swayed backwards
and forwards, and stared wildly around him
when placed under the noose. Tho chaplain,
who appeared to bo much affected, then began
to read a portion of the burial service. Lam
son in the meanwhile was supported by two
jailers, and his legs were strapped. Just before
the cap was adjusted he cast down his eyes with
a look of extreme despair. When the drop fell
death was instantaneous. The drop was nine
feet. The chaplain remained by tho gallows,
repeating tho Lord's Prayor. The body re
mained hanging for ono hour. Earl Cowper,
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, has resigned. He
will be succeeded by Earl Spencer. France
has agreed to pay 900,000 francs indemnity on
account of tho massacre at the Spanish town of
Saida, in Algeria. The Spanish Chamber of
Deputies has passed tho bill for the conversion
of the Spanish debt. Gen. SkoVeleff is re
covering from his severe indiiposifcion.
A young man supposed to bo out of his mind
has been arrested at Doncaster, England, for
writing a letter threatening he life of Queen
Yictoria.- Tho steamer Hope, of Peterhead,
has been chartered to search for Leigh Smith's
Arctic expedition. The Spanish Chamber of
Deputies has indorsed the course of tie govern
ment in proclaiming a state of siege at Barcelona
by the decisive vote of 175 yeas to 3-1 nays.
General Ignatieff says that the anti-Jewish
demonstrations throughout Russia lfave been
suppressed except at Balta. The Emperor
Francis Joseph has accepted the resignation of
Baron Yon Szlavy, minister of finance- of the
Austrian empire. Lieutenant Dancnhowcr
and his party of survivors of the Jeannctto
havo arrived at Moscow, Russia. Princess
Marie, wife of Prince William of Wurtemberg,
is dead. Hanlan easily won the boat race on
tho Thames. The Middlesborough iron
workers havo gono on a strike, and mauy
thousands of hands are thrown out of employ
ment. The Emperor William has returned
to Berlin from Wiesbaden. Tho officers of
the Egyptian army concerned in the conspiracy
against Arabi Bey have been degraded to tho
ranks and exiled to Soudan. Mr. Forster,
secretary for Ireland, has resigned. Parnell,
Dillon, and O'Kclly havo been released and
there is great rajoicing throughout Ireland.
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CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Tho Rev. Mr. Koehler, a German Lutheran
minister at Manistee, pleaded guilty, in the
United States court at Grand Rapids recently
to the charge of sending indecent and insult
ing communications through tho mails. Ho
was sentenced by Judge Withey to pay a fine
of $300. The money was paid and tho prisoner
was discharged. The letters were sent to his
wife, from whom he had separated.
Charles Thomas (colored), convicted at Dover,
Drl., of attempted rape, has been sentenced to
imprisonment for fivo years, to pay a fino of
5500, to stand ono hour in the pHlory, and to
receive thirty lashes with cat-o'-ninc-tails.
Dr. E. W. Woodward, a dentist of respectable
standing in San Francisco, shot and dangerously
wounded a woman known asMollie Woodward,
with whom ho had been living, and then shot
himself dead. Tho causo was jealousy on his
part, and refusal on tho part of tho woman to
became his wife.
Mrs. Ladd, of Bevorly, Mass., was stabbed by
an unknown man as she was descending tho
stairway in Odd Fellows' Block. The same lady
was brutally assaulted nt her residence a few
nights ago, and tho police havo so far been
unablo to discover thejicrpetrator.
Albert G. Goodall, president of the American
Bank Note Company of New York, pronounces
the statement telegraphed from Richmond, Ya.,
that tho company had advanced $5,000 to assist
Senator Mahouu in his political campaign as
false in every particular.
"Phasant Adams, .Too Burton, and Richard
Bates, all colored, wero hanged at Greenvillo
for burning the Academy of Music at that
placo on December 7, 1879. Two other colored
men named Maddox and Dobson wero arrested
with them and confessed the crime. Each of
the condemned men made a brief declaration
of his innocence.
Tho first new wheat of this year's crop was
received in St. Louis Saturday last, and sold at
$ 1.50 per bushel, the highest prico ever paid
thoro. It graded as No. 2, was raised in John
son co., Ark., and is the earliest shipment by
one month ever made to St. Louis.
Little Brown Jug, tho pacing wonder, with a
record of 2.1-li, has been purchased by Commo
dore Kittson, tho millionaire lumberman, of
Minnesota, for $21,000.
Objections have been filed in New York to
tho will of tho lato Sarah Burr, which be
queathed nearly $300,000 to various institu
tions of the P. E. Church.
The total eclipse of tho sun which is! to occur
on tho 17th of May will not be visiblo in tho
United States, but will be seen to great advan
tage near the Red Sea and tho Peninsula of
Sinai, as well as in Persia. After an interval
of eighteen years and cloven days this eelipso
will return on May 23, 1900, and ho total on its
central line, which will pass from very near
Now Orleans to Norfolk, and it will bo tho only
eclipse in tho United States in the remainder
of tho nineteenth centurv that will be total.
Rear-Admiral E. T. Nichols has been ap
pointed Acting Secretary of the Navy, to act
during the absence of Secretary Chandler.
The House Committee on Cluims has agreed
to recommend the passage of a bill appropriat
ing $320,153 to Ben Hailiday in full payment
for losses sustained by him in carrying United
Stales mails during tho existence of Indian
hostilities about 1SG1.
At tho gate of the cemetery at Avignon, in
France, the parents of a child, certified to have
died of croup, insisted on having the coffin
opened to take a last look. The child was
found breathing, and was expected to be
Three years ago a few cabins dotted the plain
now occupied by the city of Gunnison. Colo
rado. Now it claims to bo a city; has a jocky
club course, water-works, gas Avorks, school
houses, and a daily newspaper enlivens tho site
recently covered with sago brush. Tho daily
paper was started last Juno by Mr. E. A. Buck,
of the Siririt of the Times. Its editor is Mr. N. P.
Babeock, of New York. The sheet was at first
quite diminutive, but it has been -doubled in
size, and appears to have entered upon a pros
A new kind of bomb has been invented at
the Krupp cannon foundry. The explosion of
these new missiles, it is sard, owing to their
mechanical arrangements and the materials
which they contain, win bo equal to torpedoes.
At tho same works a new cannon has been
tested. It is mounted upon a pivot, provided
with machinery which absolutely does away
with the rebound or "kicking." Tho cannon,
moreover, is so fashioned that, notwithstanding
its heavy calibre, it can be mounted upon the
The fortifications of Strasburg will bo com
pleted during the present spring. An idea of
their enormous extent may befonncd from the
following figures: They enclose on tho left
bank of the Rhine, besides tho town and sub
urbs, twelve Alsatian villages, and on the right
bank four other villages, with a total superfi
cial area of over 37,000 acres. The distanco of
the advanced forts from tho town is from three
to five miles, and the average diameter of the
entire works nine miles. The total cost is put
down at $5,400,000.
BOSTON'S TRIBUTE TO GARFIELD.
The finely bound memorial volumes recently
sent from Boston to Mrs. Garfield wero accom
panied by tho following letter from Mayor
Green of that city:
Mrs. James A. Garfield.
Dear Madam : In buhalf of the city of Bos
ton I ask yeu and the members of your family
to accept the accompanying volumes. They
contain tho official tribute paid to the memory
of your late husband by our citizens and ex
press tho admiration and esteem in which he
was held by them. Very respectfully,
Samuel A. Greex, Mayor.
Mayor Green received tho following reply :
Mr. Samuel A. Green.
Dear Sir: The beautiful memorial volumes
forwarded by you in behalf of the city of Bos
ton arc received. This tribute to the memory
of General Garfield as an expression of the love
and admiration felt for him in the old family
homo is to us most precious. V"e return to the
citizens whom you represent our sincere thanks.
Ycry truly yours,
Lucretia R. Garfield.
SUICIDE OF AN INVENTOR.
William Godfrey Krueger, aged forty-three,
a German inventor, committed suicide on Sun
day morning in New York by shooting himself
through the head. Poverty and drink appear
to havo prompted tho act. Kmegcr was the
inventor of a flying machine in which he ex
pected in six months time to cross the ocean to
Europe in twenty hours. Sickness swallowed
up his monay, and he was quite destitute. As
a veteran of the war, in which he served as first
lieutenant of Company F, Second Missouri vol
unteers, io claimed a pension from the Gov
ernment for permanent injuries resulting from
scurvy contracted in confederate prisons in
1SG1. Tho final answer to his application, for
which he had waited long, arrived by mail from
Washington on Sunday morning a few hours
after he had shot himself. Krueger was a school
teacher in San Francisco for ten years, and was
a lecturer on tho subject of aerial navigation.
He had been 23 years in the country, was sin
gle, and had long made his homo in St. Louis,
and later in Washington. Ho had been only
three weeks in New York.
SHOCKING SCENE IN A CEMETERY.
Thero was a terriblo scene iu tho William
street cemetery at Plainfield, N. J., last Sun
day afternoon, when two sisters fought over
the fresh gravo of thoir mother. Tie trouble
aTose from religious diflcrciices, one sister being
a Catholic, and the other a Protestant. The
deceased woman was a Mrs. Farrington, living
with her husband, between Bound Brook and
Chimney Rock, some seven miles from this
city. The Farrington family are all Catholics
oxcept one sister, who married a Protestant
named Wolfe, and adopted the religion of her
husband. The Wolfes also live near Bound
Brook. When Sirs. Farrington died her hus
band, being in poor Circumstances, went to an
other daughter, who had married a Catholic,
and endeavored to secure her aid in paying the
funeral expenses. He was unablo to do this,
and then went to the Protestant daughter, who
agreed to sharo tho expense of her mothers
burial. It was arranged to inter the body in
the William street cemetery, which is a Pro
testant institution. Tho remains, in charge of
a Bound Brook undertaker, and accompanied
by Mrs. Wolfe and her husband and a number
of relatives and acquaintances, came to Plain
field in carriages. When they were at Evona,
a mile from Plainfield, they wero overtaken by
a wagon containing tho Catholic daughter, hor
husband and her two brothers. This 'party
stopped the hearse, and in very violent man
ner forbade the burial of the remains in a
Protestant cemetery. The undertaker was
pur.zled what to do, but drove on, the Catholic
party accompanying the profession. Instead
o'f going direct to the cemetery he drove to the
polico station and asked the advice of Captain
Dodd,as the Catholic sons and daughter threat
ened violence in case an attempt was made to
enter tho cemetery with tho remains.
Mr. Farrington was willing that his wife's
body should bo interred in the Protestant
ground, and his sons and son-in-law would
probably have consented had it not been for tho
violent opposition of the wife of the latter.
The funeral proceeded to tho cemetery, and
Captain Dodd called the Catholic daughter and
her husband aside and warned them of the
serious nature of tho offense they would com
mit if they interfered with the burial. Mean
time tho undertaker was proceeding with tho
interment, and had lowered the coffin into tho
The Catholic daughter gavo a shriek, and,
rushing to tho open grave, assaulted her sister,
Mrs. Wolfe, heaping upon her the most violent
invectives, and raving liko a crazy woman.
Finally, she picked up a club and endeavored
to braiu her sister, but was held by Captain
Dodd, who doprived her of her weapon. Her
husband and brother did not iuterfero, but a
large crowd, composed mainly of Catholics,
gathered around tho two sisters. There seemed
likely to be a general fight, sympathy being
largely with the Catholic daughter. Finally,
tho majority of tho mourners were hustled into
tho carriages and driven rapidly oil', followed
at somo distance by tho Catholic brothers and
sister, threatening vengeance,
WHAT COHGEESS IS D0EJG.
In tho Senate on Thursday, April 27th, a bill
was introduced to regulate the coinage of tho
standard silver dollar. Bills were passed for tho
erection of a public building at Fort Wayne,
Ind. : to pay for the destruction of a part of tho
Citadel Academy in Charleston, S. C, whilo oc
cupied as a barracks for Union soldiers during
tho war: to pay a claim of $3,742 of the Alte
ra arle and Chesapeake Canal Company, and also
several bills of a private character. The bill to
repeal the law prohibiting any person who
served under tho confederate States govern
ment from holding any position in the Union
army led to a warm political debate and was
finally laid over. The ChinoeO bill was further
On Friday in the Senate bills were passed ap
propriating $50,000 for continuing the improve
ments at Hell Gato, New York, and appropriat
ing $150,000 for improving the Charleston, S. C,
horbor. The conference report on the Life
Saving Service bill was adopted. The political
disabilities bill w.ia further discussed. Tho
anti-Chinese bill was then taken up, and after
being debated was passed yeas 32, nays 15.
It is noticed elsewhere.
There was no session of the Senate on Satur
day. On Monday in the Senate the political disa
bility bill was further considered, but without
final action. Mr. Davis, of Illinois, spoke in
favor of his court of appeals bill, after which
Mr. Saunders spoko in advocacy of a constitu
tional amendment providing for the election
by the people of certain officers now appointed
by tho President.
On Tuesday in the Senate numerous memo
rials were presented from citizens of Iowa for
tho establishment of a term of the United
States district and circuit court at Mason city.
A number of pension bills, of a personal char
acter, were passed. A bill was passed donating
twelve condemned cannon and twenty -fivo
cannon balls to the Morton Monumental Asso
ciation to be used in the erection of statue of
Oliver P. Morton at Indianapolis. A motion to
refer to the Judiciary Committee the bill re
moving the disqualification of ex-confederates
for army appointments was defeated.
On Wednesday in the Senate a report was
submitted by tho Committee on Printing against
the publication of the voluminous mass of pa
pers received from the Secretary of War in re
lation to the expenditure' of $200,000 for army
mileage during a period of eight months. After
considerable discussion the report was adopted.
On Thursday in the House a message was re
ceived from the President in relation to the
Indian troubles in Arizona noticed elsewhere.
Tho Senate amendments to the agricultural
bill wero non-concurred in. The contested
election case of Lynch vs. Chalmers was con
sidered, both claimants addressing the House.
Tho House on Friday adopted a resolution
calling upon the Secretary af War for further
information as to the Indian outbreak in Ari
zona. The consideration of the contested elec
tion case was then resumed hue not concluded.
A report was received from tho committee of
conference on tho post-office appropriation bill.
On Saturday in the House the Senate amend
ments to the Chinese bill were considered but
not acted upon. In the contested election case
of Lynch vs. Chalmers tlfe House by a vote of
104 to 125 decided that Lynch was entitled to
the seat. He is a colored man and is the first
of his race who has occupied a seat in the Houso
for six years. The post-office appropriation bill
In the House on Monday a resolution wa3
adopted designating May 9th for the considera
tion of the bill extending the charters of tho
national banks. The House refused to sus
pend tho rules and adopt a resolution offered
by Mr. Towushend, calling for the abrogation of
the provisions in the treaties between tho
United States and China which permitted tho
immigration to this country of Chinese. Bills
were passed making appropriations for the con
struction of a number ot public buildings.
In the House on Tuesday a bill was passed
appropriating $175,000 for a public building at
Quinsy, Illinois. This bill has also passed tho
Senate. The Senate amendments to the Chi
nese bill were concurred in. A bill appropri
ating $75,000 for a public building at Hanni
bal, Mo., was passed.
On Wednesday in the House a bill 'was re
ported from the Committee on Military Affairs
allowing the military forces, of the United
States to be employed as a jwsse comitatus to as
sist the civil authorities within any territory
when requested by the governor of such terri
tory. After discussion the bill was recommitted.
The tnriffconiniission bill was further discussed.
PRESIDENT ARTHUR'S RECEPTION.
Brightness without vied with tho varying
shades of brilliancy within tho Executive
Mansion on Tuesday night. The large lamps
on the portico threw a long line of light down
the encircling drive at the approaches, and
made a path of almost noonday splendor in tho
way of each guest. President Arthur has
sought in his Tuesday night levees to mako
each an occasion worthy the remembrance.
Tho reception on Tuesday last was his first card
reception, and the invitation to be present
came to each guest personally.
Previous receptions have been in honor of
the Diplomatic Corps, tho Supreme Bench, both
Houses of Congress, and officers of tho army
and navy. Tho list of guests on this occasion
included thc.cremc of each of theso bodies and
distinguished citizens of tho District. The
President was in his happiest humor, and dis
played none of the embarrassment and ner
vousness that watchful feminine eyes accused
him of during tho earlier receptions.
Col. Rockwell made tho introductions in his
pleasant fashion, and the President in most
cases presented each guest to the ladies receiv
ing with him Mrs. Frelinghuyscn. Mrs. Lin
coln, and Mrs. Chandler. Mrs. Freliughnysen
wore a very elaborate trained dress of black
brocado, trimmed with jet passementeries and
beaded laco; in tho hair a spray of white
flowers with foliage. Mrs. Secretary Lincoln
wore opal-tinted satin, combined with rich
brocade, and floral garniture of pink-shaded
hollyhocks and moss roses. Mrs. Secretary
Chandler wore a becoming dress of pale bluo
silk, with embroideries of beads and blue
beaded fringes; rare laces formed the corsago
and long sleeves; ivory-tinted gloves and waist
bouquet of pink roses completed this handsome
dress. Political creeds or conflicting notions
for the public weal seem to have been forgotten
in the issuing of the invitations. There wero
as many Democrats present as of tho reigning
party. Men like Montgomery Blair aro not
often seen at the White House, and yet, with
his son Woodbury and tho ladies of his family,
thero wero none more heartily welcomed.
At Boston tho ten-mile professional bicyclo
race for $-100 and tho championship of America,
between John S. Prince, of England, and F. S.
Rollinson, of Now York, was won by the for
mer in 3-i minutes 27 seconds.